Wednesday, 24 August 2016

24 Aug. 2016: 20 Dzulqa'dah 37: Vol:7, No:145
Surya Namaskar, Yoga now become mandatory in Mumbai civic schools including 400 Urdu schools
Mumbai: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has passed BJP corporator Samita Kamble’s proposal to make yoga and Surya Namaskar mandatory in civic schools. While the Opposition parties demanded that yoga and Surya Namaskar be made optional, proposal was passed with ruling Shiv Sena corporators voting for it. However, none of the Sena corporators spoke in favour or against the proposal during 2-hour discussion.The decision is likely to affect over 5.4 lakh students who study in nearly 1,230 municipal schools in the city.This includes nearly 400 Urdu-medium schools. Samajwadi Party corporator Rais Shaikh demanded that Surya Namaskar be removed from the proposal altogether. “BJP wants to bring Hindu customs in schools, which is a secular space, and wants to force the students to do things under the pretext of culture. We will take our children out of the school, if necessary, but we won’t let the BJP infiltrate into the minds of young children who should have the freedom to choose their religion and follow its customs,” he said. Describing the BJP’s proposal as a “fascist move”, Congress corporator Mohsin Haider said, “We have nothing against yoga, but why should Surya Namaskar be made mandatory when it can hurt religious sentiments.”MNS’s Sandeep Deshpande said all corporators should practice what they propose.BJP, however, argued that the proposal had no religious connotations and that yoga exercises were done by people across the world. “Surya Namaskar is not a part of religion but just a type of physical exercise,” said BJP’s Dilip Patel. Opposition parties during a heated debate that lasted for around 2 hours yesterday, alleged that BJP was was trying to saffronise education, both in the Centre and the states by introducing such proposals. The notice of motion will now be forwarded to municipal commissioner who will send it to the state govt with his comments. Indian express/HT
Surya namaskar, yoga mandatory in Mumbai civic schools
BMC passes proposal to make yoga, Surya Namaskar mandatory in Mumbai civic schools
$3.5 billion India-France Scorpene submarine deal leak
New Delhi:‘Australian’ newspaper reported today that over 22,000 pages detailing the combat and performance capabilities of 6 Scorpene-class submarines produced by India in partnership with French company DCNS have been leaked. India had signed a $3.5 billion deal in 2005 to build 6 Scorpene-class submarines, designed by the French company, in Mumbai. Paper report has said the information is sensitive and highly classified. INS Kalvari, first of the Scorpene-class submarines, is expected to be inducted into the Indian Navy later this year.Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said there has been a hacking and that a clear picture will emerge in the days to come.“I have asked the Navy chief to study the entire issue about what has been leaked, what is there about us and to what extent. It came to my knowledge at about 12 AM. What I understand is there is a hacking. So we will find out all this,” Parrikar told reporters in New Delhi.The data that has been leaked is reported to have details like specifications of the torpedo launch system, speed and condition needed for using the periscope and functioning of the above-water and underwater sensors. According to the report, the data tells the submarine crew where on the boat they can speak safely to avoid detection by the enemy. indian express
Scorpene Submarine leak: Will investigate, says DCNS; source not from India, says Defence Ministry
India's $3.5 billion secret is out: Submarines Leaked
Widowhood lowest among Muslims, Hindus have highest share of early marriages: Census
Divorce and separation rates are higher among Christians and Buddhists, and lowest among Jains, according to freshly released Census 2011 data. Although separation rates are higher for Hindus than Muslims, divorce is more prevalant among the latter. The share of those who have lost a spouse to death is the highest among Buddhists, followed by Christians. Widowhood rates are much higher among Hindus and Sikhs than Muslims.Muslims have the lowest average life expectancy of all communities and this results in the least number of widowed people, at about 73 per thousand married persons. Among Hindus and Sikhs, the share is about 88 per thousand, while it is higher for Christians (97) and Buddhists (100).  Among those who have attained the marriageable age, that is, 21 years for men and 18 years for women, Hindus have the lowest share, at 16% unmarried men and just 10% unmarried women.This indicates a very high drive towards early marriage, with many tying the knot before attaining the legal marriage age. Christians have the highest rate of unmarried persons of marriageable age, at 21% among men and 18% among women. But across all communities, a smaller share of women are still unmarried after the legal age than men, indicating the relentless pressure on women to get married. Times of india
Triple talaq violates Article 21, claims a Muslim woman in her petition to SC
New Delhi:Can an arbitrary and unilateral divorce through triple talaq deprive the wife of her rights in the matrimonial home and custody of her children, a Muslim woman asked in her petition before the Supreme Court on Tuesday while challenging the constitutional validity of the process to end a marriage.The court agreed to hear on Friday the writ petition filed by Ishrat Jahan from Howrah through advocate VK Biju, who mentioned it before a bench of Justices AR Dave and L Nageswara Rao. After the court suo motu started examining the effect of triple talaq on Muslim women's rights, triple talaq victims Shayara Banu and another woman, besides Muslim women organizations, questioned the validity of the personal law practice. Significantly, All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) defended triple talaq and said the court had no jurisdiction to decide its validity. In her petition,Jahan sought a declaration from the court that Section 2 of Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act, 1937 was unconstitutional as it violated fundamental rights guaranteed under Articles 14 (equality), 15 (nondiscrimination), 21 (life) and 25 (religion) of the Constitution "in so far as it seeks to recognise and validate talaq-e-bidat (triple talaq) as a valid form of divorce". This is the question also raised by Uttarakhand based Shayara Banu and another Muslim woman, and Rashtrawadi Muslim Mahila Sangh through its president Farah Faiz. All India Muslim Personal Law Board and Jamiat-e-Ulema had defended triple talaq and said it was part of Quran-dictated personal law which was beyond the ambit of judicial scrutiny. timesofindia
Rohith Vemula was not a Dalit: HRD Ministry probe panel
New Delhi: The one-man judicial commission, set up by the Ministry of HRD to probe the circumstances leading to Rohith Vemula’s suicide at the Hyderabad Central University (HCU) in January this year, has said that 26-year-old research scholar did not belong to the Scheduled Caste (SC) community. Ex-Allahabad High Court judge AK Roopanwal, who was appointed by the then HRD Minister Smriti Irani, is learnt to have submitted his report to UGC in the first week of August, UGC sources said. Report’s observation that Vemula wasn’t a Dalit is significant against the backdrop of the controversy fuelled by Union Ministers Sushma Swaraj and Thaawarchand Gehlot, who had questioned the student’s caste identity. Both Swaraj and Gehlot had said that Vemula belonged to Vaddera community — a caste which falls under OBC category — and that his suicide was being projected as an issue of caste discrimination to fuel tempers. The establishment of Vemula’s caste status is important because Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya and HCU V-C Appa Rao were named in an FIR lodged by police under the SC/ST Atrocities(Prevention) Act for abetting his suicide. Rohith Vemula’s brother Raja, however, rejected the observation of the judicial commission. “We lived like Dalits. We were raised in a Dalit community. Yes, my father was from a backward class, but whatever we know is from our experience of living like a Dalit. We have been discriminated against all our lives. Rohith referred to this in his letter too.”Incidentally, Justice Roopanwal’s observation is at odds with the report submitted by Guntur Collector Kantilal Dande to National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC). PL Punia, head of NCSC, said: “Collector is the final authority in this matter. He has already submitted a report that Vemula was a Dalit. All records and investigations proved he was a Dalit. What was the need for this new committee? I don’t know what this new report is all about.”“BJP govt and its ministers have been trying to prove since the beginning that he was not a Dalit. Obviously,they want to favour their minister who is facing FIR. There can’t be a bigger example of anti-Dalit mentality by this govt.It’s a conspiracy against Dalits.”indianexpress
Cow slaughter in Pilibhit: Man & son falsely booked, cops likely to face action
Lucknow: 2 weeks after a man and his son were arrested for allegedly trying to slaughter a calf and animal cruelty in Pilibhit district, inquiry has found the charges to be false.Following this, Pilibhit SP Muniraj G has ordered another probe to verify the findings before initiating action against the concerned policemen and making a move to release the two accused. Karan Singh (47) and his son Sunil Kumar (22) were arrested while carrying a calf on Aug.7 in Jahanabad area in the district. Residents of Varanvada village, they are lodged at Pilibhit District Jail.After Singh’s daughter Manju Devi met SP alleging the two have been booked on false charges and that they were bringing the calf to her house at nearby Jatipur village, the SP had asked the LIU to probe the matter.indian express
Mob torches cattle smugglers’ vehicle outside police outpost in Saharanpur district
Gujarat: Clash over cow carcass
Rajkot: A clash took place at Mandal village in Gujarat’s Amreli district Tuesday over the carcass of a cow. Seven persons were booked for assaulting two Dalits who had allegedly refused to dispose of the carcass, while seven Dalits too were booked for rioting and assault. “A stray cow died near a Dalit locality. The Dalits approached sarpanch Atabhai Nakum who, in turn, requested two Dalits, Nagji Rathod and Maya Rathod, to dispose of the carcass. They refused saying they had stopped doing such work,” said Bhagwan Bharwad, DySP (SC, ST cell).“Eventually, when the sarpanch and six others went to the spot to load the carcass in a rickshaw, the Dalits picked a quarrel over the delay, leading to the clash,” DySP said.Based on a complaint by Nagji, police booked sarpanch Nakum and six others for assault, criminal intimidation and subjecting members of Scheduled Caste to atrocities. indianexpress
Surat: ‘Gau rakshaks’ beat up man ferrying cattle hide
For Muslim applicants, animal welfare cards do not mean gau raksha alone
Mumbai:Of the over 2,300 applications received by Maharashtra’s animal husbandry dep.for the non-salaried post of animal welfare officers, 25 are Muslim. If this seems ironic, there is a reason.Most of the applications — as Indian Express reported— are ostensibly to track the beef ban but when it comes to Muslim candidates, their forms show that “animal welfare” goes beyond gau raksha. Most of them who spoke to the paper said the ID cards will give them better access to govt schemes and medical facilities for animals. At least 4 of these applicants have diplomas in animal husbandry and dairy management, some are private veterinarians, others are engaged in farming or business, and one is the editor of a local newspaper. Says applicant Mujahid B Shaikh of Satara: “My friends and I have been trained to handle snakes and we rehabilitate hyenas and leopards. We constantly require ropeways, and sometimes vehicles urgently. The ID card will help us seek immediate help.”Asked about gau rakshaks applying for the card, he says, “It’s wrong. This honorary card is to help every animal…not to distinguish between cows and other animals.”In Chandrapur, which borders Telangana, Razik Khan, son of a local Congress leader, says the issue of gau raksha needs a larger solution. “How does a poor farmer, struggling to survive, keep his ailing cattle?” says Khan, who hails from Gadchandur.indian express
Cow is mother of not only Hindus but also of Muslims: Shankaracharya Swaroopanand
Haridwar:Head of Dwarkashardapeeth Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati on Tuesday said cow is the mother of not only Hindus but also of Muslims as its milk is as much beneficial for believers of one faith as for those of another.Swami said a Hindu gets as much protein out of cow’s milk as a Muslim. So it is absolutely correct to say that the cow is the mother of not only Hindus but also of Muslims.PTI
Worshipping in some TN temples still a mirage for dalits
Chennai: Unfortunately, the centuries-old regressive practice of untouchability is still evident in the state's rural backyard. But, there's been an upsurge in recent months, with dalits across Tamil Nadu reasserting themselves and demanding their rights. While activists call it a reawakening, political leaders say it is political reassertion.TOI
In appeals process, JNU finds 21 students guilty, tweaks some fines: indian express
New Delhi:Appellate Authority of JNU has upheld the punishments and fines imposed on all 21 students in connection with Feb.9 event on campus in which “anti-India” slogans were allegedly raised. With this order, the penalised students have exhausted last avenue to challenge their punishments within the university structure.While the university has reduced the fine of some students including JNUSU general secretary Rama Naga and joint secretary Saurabh Sharma, for some students — including Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya punishment remains the same.However, Komal Mohite, one of the organisers of programme, has had her hostel facility withdrawn for a longer period. The students are also expected to deposit their fines within two weeks, along with an undertaking they have to sign. It says the students will not take part in any “unauthorised event”,“abide by rules/regulations”, “ensure that there is no breach of discipline” by them and ”dignity of university” is upheld.
No relief for Kanhaiya, but JNU slashes fines for some
Indian Civil Society proposed Kashmir visit, Dr Zafar-ul-Islam denies participation
New Delhi: Yet one more time, a civil society group from India backed by the incumbent Central Govt  is arriving in Kashmir in coming week to “clear the misconception among people of Kashmir that India doesn’t care for them.”“Date has not been fixed yet but one thing has been decided that govt  of India will send a civil society group to Kashmir to assess the situation on ground and instill confidence among people,” the coordinator of this civil society group and Delhi-based social activist Dr MJ Khan told Kashmir based CNS over phone from New Delhi.He said that the decision to send a civil society group to Kashmir was taken during a meeting that was attended by Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday in New Delhi. “We are very much concerned about Kashmir unrest and the most worrying thing all for us is that some media channels are twisting the facts about Kashmir and are hell-bent to create an atmosphere of hatred against people of Kashmir all over India. In fact during the meeting it was decided to identify those news channels and initiate against them. People of Kashmir should know this fact that majority of population support and love them,” Khan said and added that people of Kashmir should meet Home Minister Rajnath Singh during his 2 day Kashmir visit starting from Wednesday and inform him about the situation.Another civil society member Dr Zafar-ul-Islam told CNS that he will not visit Kashmir. “In fact I participated in the meeting presided by Home Minister but I don’t want to become the part of this civil society group,” he said.Former Interlocutor MM Ansari also confirmed that during the meeting it was decided to send a civil society group to Kashmir. Kashmirwatch
Rajnath Singh: Those who believe in Kashmiriyat, Insaniyat & Jamhooriyat welcome for talks 
New Delhi:Invoking Atal Bihar Vajpayee’s famous quote on Kashmir, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday welcomed a discussion from all stakeholders on the ongoing violence in the Valley.“I will be staying at the Nehru Guest House. Those who believe in Kashmiriyat, Insaniyat and Jamhooriyat are welcome,”minister tweeted. Rajnath who is on a 2-day visit to Srinagar said he will discuss the Kashmir issue with all stakeholders. According to reports, Rajnath is to be accompanied by Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and other senior officials.indian express
Rajnath begins 'Mission Kashmir'
Kashmir: Rajnath to engage with various stakeholders
Kashmir: Fresh clashes in Pulwama leave 1 more dead
Srinagar: At a time when Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh arrived in Srinagar, forces killed a youth at South Kashmir’s Pinglina village in Pulwama district. 20 civilians were injured in the clashes.The youth identified as Mohammad Amir Mir of Ratnipora was injured when police and CRPF used force to disperse protestors at Pinglena. The villagers in South Kashmir had announced a rally at Prichoo close to Pulwama town on Wednesday, however, forces blocked all the roads leading towards the venue and also dismantled the stage that had been setup for the rally.Villagers still assembled at Pinglena and tried to march towards Prichoo,but forces used tear smoke shells, pellets and firing to disperse the protestors.indianexpress
J&K: Mirwaiz writes to UN,EU, OIC,religious heads for help
Srinagar:Mirwaiz Umar Farooq issued a call for help from Pope Francis in the Vatican, the Dalai Lama, the Imam of Kaba, Shankaracharyas and envoys of countries in New Delhi, as well as UN,EU and Organisation of Islamic Cooperation regarding "the urgent and grave situation" in J&K .TOI
 Protests an uprising, movement: PDP’s Mehboob Beg
Srinagar: A day after J&K  CM  Mehbooba Mufti said only “5 % ” people unhappy with the PDP-BJP govt  in the state are behind the current crisis in the Valley in an effort to dislodge the govt, PDP chief spokesman Mehboob Beg Tuesday termed the current situation as an “uprising” and a “movement”.This is the first instance of a senior leader from the ruling party using these words for the ongoing spate of violent protests.According to Beg, the present uprising as a movement is not aimed at any particular political party but is against the mainstream political system “as a whole”. Thus, he warned, “mainstream political parties must not be seen doing anything that will add to the existing ‘trust deficit’,” he said. indian express
J&K Policemen resign in front of public; shout pro-freedom slogans
Srinagar: In the wake of continuing Kashmir turmoil, two J&K  policemen publically announced their resignation while addressing a huge gathering.2 policemen were Special Police Officers (SPOs), part of the the infamous Special Operations Group which was formed to deal with militants.One of the policemen, Waseem Ahmed, is a resident of Behrampora and announced his resignation in Sopore of North Kashmir’s Baramullah district on Monday evening while addressing a huge gathering.Cop’s public resignation was received with huge applause by the gathering. The cop also shouted pro freedom slogans. According to report published in Kashmir life another cop Firdous Ahmed, a resident of Thakgund Sopore, didn’t emerge in the village but sent a word that he too will follow suit.The valley based news agency CNS have reported that the policemen resigned under ‘public pressure’.TCN
 Don’t let this be milked for UP polls, J&K Opps told Modi
Congress welcomes dialogue to address Kashmir unrest
Govt to give employment opportunities to 1.4 lakh in J-K -to-provide-employment-opportunities-to-1-4-lakh-youths-in-j-k-2992706/
Over 500 cases against ‘rioters’in S.Kashmir during unrest
Demanding Azadi For Kashmir Is Not Sedition, But It Is Certainly Stupid: Markandey Katju
Army chief asks soldiers to exercise maximum restraint
BSF stays in Srinagar schools; people question govt’s sincerity about education
Srinagar:In complete contradiction of the stance of J&K govt that education shouldn’t suffer because of protests, the additional deployment of paramilitary forces in Valley has occupied several key schools.The move that has raised questions on the govt’s sincerity to education has drawn criticism on social media, terming it a reminiscence of 1990s when a large number of schools were occupied by BSF.BSF men have occupied more than half a dozen schools in Srinagar including the prestigious SP Higher Secondary in Lal Chowk, DAV School in Jawahar Nagar and Higher Secondary Schools at Kothibagh, Rajbagh, Sonwar and Nawakadal. indianexpress
NSA Ajit Doval's grip on key desks loosens
New Delhi: PM Narendra Modi has handed foreign secretary S. Jaishankar charge of India’s diplomacy with China and Pakistan, ending near-complete control that NSA AjitDoval held over New Delhi’s 2 toughest relationships. Doval will remain deeply influential and closely involved with key elements of both relationships, especially the border dispute with China and terrorism concerns with Pakistan. But Jaishankar will lead India’s negotiations with both neighbours, including on subjects Doval exclusively dealt with till now, for the first time since he took over as foreign secretary in Jan.2015, senior officials have confirmed to The Telegraph. The shift comes at a time of heightened tensions with both China and Pakistan, and will be implemented through two new mechanisms the Modi govt had agreed on over the past week. Jaishankar has now been authorised to confront Pakistan with India’s concerns over cross-border terrorism in Kashmir, and over slow progress in the trials on the terror attacks in Mumbai in 2008 and Pathankot this January. Doval was till now the sole designated points-person for discussions on terrorism with Pakistan.Other senior officials also cautioned against concluding that Doval had been reduced to a peripheral actor in India’s strategic relationship with China and Pakistan. telegraphindia
Pak MPs polite, made us comfortable: MP who led delegation to Islamabad
New Delhi: On a day when a complaint was filed against actor-politician Ramya for saying “Pakistan is not hell” remark, another MP who had gone in an Indian parliamentary delgation to Islamabad described his Pakistani counterparts as “polite” and said “they went out of their way to make Indians feel comfortable”.Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo, BJD MP in Lok Sabha, had led the delegation that also included BJP MP Devji Patel (Rajasthan) and Alok Tiwari of the Samajwadi Party.“In the Q&A session, some civil society members asked questions on Kashmir and Balochistan, but the Pakistan MP who was moderating the session said contentious issues must not be raised in the meeting,” Deo said.Indian Express
Ramya case: If wanting better ties with Pakistan is sedition, PM Modi should be booked, says Congress
New Delhi:Congress today sought to turn tables on BJP over its attack on actress-turned-politician Ramya, contending that if wanting better ties with Pakistan was sedition then the first case should be lodged against PM  Narendra Modi.“Entire country wants a better relationship between India and Pakistan. Certain elements in BJP and RSS are unnecessarily trying to gain cheap publicity by polluting….”“If wanting better relations with Pakistan is sedition, then the first case should be lodged against the PM  who made an impromptu stopover for festivities with the Pakistan premier,” party’s chief spokesman Randeep Surjewala said.He said that the second case should be filed against BJP veteran LK Advani for praising Pakistan founder Mohammed Ali Jinnah.Such cases should also be filed against all former PMs, including Atal Bihari Vajpayee, for advocating peace between India and Pakistan, he said.PTI
An inquiry suggests that 1,100 bighas of Waqf land was illegally acquired by DDA: Amanatullah Khan
New Delhi:AAP MLA from Okhla and chairman of Delhi Waqf Board Amanatullah Khan told the assembly that 1100 bighas of Waqf land had been illegally acquired by Delhi Development Authority (DDA) since 1970. Amanatullah Khan,"It has been 5 months since I was appointed chairman of Waqf Board. We conducted an inquiry to examine the status of Waqf properties and learnt that 1,100 bighas of Waqf land was illegally acquired by the DDA.This land consists of 382 properties including 287 burial grounds and 59 mosques. In the 1970 govt gazette, these properties were shown as Waqf properties and they were acquired by DDA subsequently. But properties like mosques and burial grounds cannot be acquired in this manner."  Replying to what action can be taken, Khan said, "On Aug.17, I wrote a letter to the Governor, seeking his intervention in the de-notification of these properties…Waqf Board vigilance is examining all these properties and others as well. Earlier, Congress leaders Haroun Yusuf and Mateen Ahmed had served as Waqf Board chairmen. Why didn’t they examine the acquisitions and how did they allow them? Were they in connivance with the DDA that was under the Congress govt at the Centre at the time? Could this have been done without the knowledge of the revenue department…an inquiry needs to be conducted to examine all these aspects." indian express
AAP MLA Amanatullah says DDA acquiring Waqf properties, Dy CM Sisodia promises inquiry
Hoax call on bomb blast near Jama Masjid
New Delhi:Police and security agencies were sent in a tizzy over a call which later turned out to be hoax, about a bomb blast near historic Jama Masjid in walled city, in the evening on Tuesday. “A PCR call was received at 5.17PM on Tuesday where the caller said that there had been a bomb blast and 50 people were reportedly injured. When the local police checked, the call was found to be a hoax,”DCP (PCR) RK Singh said.PTI
Kerala: Jamaat-e-Islami Hind to launch peace campaign
Kozhikode: Jamaat-e-Islami Hind will undertake a nationwide campaign with the slogan ‘peace and humanity’ aimed at bolstering communal harmony, strengthening pluralism and instilling the values of brotherhood. Syed Sadatullah Hussaini, vice president of the organisation and national convener of the campaign, will flag off the State-level campaign at Gandhi Park in Thiruvananthapuram on Sept.1.“Several programmes have been chalked out in connection with the campaign that will conclude on Sept.15,” MA Abdul Aziz, Kerala Ameer and Shaikh Mohammed Karakkunnu, Assistant Ameer, told a news conference here on Tuesday. thehindu
Belagavi: Jamaat to work on religious harmony in 10 areas
Belagavi: Jamaat-e-Islami Hind has identified 10 localities with Hindu-Muslim mixed population in Belagavi city where they will work to create unity through religious harmony.Jamaat will form committees called Sadbhavana Munch in each area irrespective of caste, religion and language. Committees will hold meetings once in fortnight or month and discuss various matters including communal harmony, said Shahid Memon, member of state advisory council of Jammat-e-Hind, Karnataka and convener of "Peace and Humanity Campaign" in Belagavi, speaking to the reporters here on Tuesday. timesofindia
Nawab of Ghaziabad Gawazuddin's granddaughter Alisha lodges complaint against her Hindu Husband for cheating
Haridwar: Great granddaughter of Nawab of Ghaziabad Mohammad Gawazuddin and actor Alisha Khan has lodged a complaint against her husband Love Kapoor. She alleged that her husband had deceived her while some of the witnesses said that she had lost her mental balance, insisting that  either  she will remarry or commit suicide.3 years ago, Kapoor came into her life as a ‘Farishta’ but since the time she got married to him on 17 June this year, his behavior towards him changed. Alisha said that their marriage was performed as per Arya Samaj traditions in an Arya Samaj temple. Even after her pressing him to take her to his home, he refused. “For the past 2 and half months, he kept me roaming in Mumbai, Goa, Ghaziabad and Shimla and shared many nights with me in hotels of these places. Last week he fled from Ghaziabad,” alleged Alisha. Alisha said that she had gone to his home with police and met his brother’s family and his mother who did not tell her anything about Kapoor. Alisha narrated her love story that she had met Love in Delhi at a function where he took her phone number and started flirting with her.“He introduced himself as Film producer and reporter of channel. I came to know his reality only after marriage.” Alisha alleged that for the past 1 and half month, he was thrashing her and asking her to get money from her parents. Alisha also alleged that because of some affair with a woman, Love was betraying her.Notably, Kapoor and his whole family is absconding. Pioneer daily
Alisha accuses husband for abandoning her post marriage
Akhlaqur Rahman Kidwai passes away in Delhi
New Delhi: Akhlaqur Rahman Kidwai, 96,politician who  served as Governor of Bihar, West Bengal, and Haryana states has passed away today at Escort Hospital,New Delhi.He was born in 1920 in Baragaon village of Barabanki in UP . muslimmirror
Didn't blame Rss for Gandhji's killing: Rahul gandhi to SC
New Delhi:  Rahul Gandhi today told the Supreme Court that he did not blame the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi on the RSS. Judges then indicated that they are likely to clear the Congress Vice-President of defamation charges next week on Sept.1. Today, his lawyer, Kapil Sibal, told judges that Gandhi had not blamed the RSS as in institution for the killing of the Father of the Nation, but "people associated with it."NDTV
Malegaon Blast: Mumbai Spl Court allows intervention by victim’s father against Prasad Purohit’s bail
Mumbai: A special court in Mumbai has allowed an intervention by the father of a 2008 Malegaon blast victim in bail application filed by Lieutenant-Colonel Prasad Purohit. Malegaon resident Nisar Bilal (64), who lost his son in the attack on Sept.29, 2008, sought to be heard in the bail case of Purohit.After the NIA filed its chargesheet in the case on May 13, Purohit had filed for bail. The intervention plea stated that Purohit had ‘actively participated in the execution of the conspiracy’, seeking for the plea to be rejected.Special Judge SD Tekale allowed the plea, the arguments for which will commence today by advocate Sharif Sheikh appearing for Bilal.
Kerala:NIA takes over probe into case of 21missing youths
UN human rights experts urge Bangladesh to annul death sentence of Jamaat-e-Islami leader Quasem Ali
A group of UN human rights experts have urged the Bangladesh govt to annul the death sentence against Jamaat-e-Islami leader Mir Quasem Ali, and “re-try him in compliance with international standards”.The request was made on Tuesday as the Supreme Court prepares to review the final verdict today.“Mr. Ali’s trial and appeal processes were reportedly marred with irregularities and failed to meet international standards on fair trial and due process for the imposition of the death penalty,” noted the UN experts on extrajudicial executions, independence of the judiciary, torture, arbitrary detention and enforced disappearances.The experts include new Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions Agnes Callamard, Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers Mónica Pinto, Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment Juan E. Méndez, current chairperson of UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Sètondji Roland Adjovi and the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances. Groups are part of the Special Procedures of the Human Rights
Mir Quasem’s hearing adjourned till 28 Aug:  prothom-alo
Supreme Court has adjourned the hearing till 28 Aug. on the petition filed by Mir Quasem Ali seeking review of its earlier verdict that upheld his death penalty in 1971 war crime case.
Mir Quasem Ali files petition to defer review hearing again
NY police regularly violated rules on probing Muslim groups: watchdog
New York:New York City Police Dept.routinely violated court-mandated rules on handling investigations of political activity, particularly Muslim groups or individuals, dept’s watchdog said in a report released on Tuesday.64-page report by the Office of Inspector General for NYPD found police were non-compliant with a number of rules governing the conduct of probes, including routinely extending investigations after their legal authorization expired before seeking renewals.Examination also showed that police used confidential informants without proper documentation. Report said 95% of police investigations governed by the guidelines involved individuals or political activities predominantly associated with Islam. Reuters
UK: 3 Muslims ordered off plane after ISIL accusation
3 British Muslim siblings were left traumatised after being escorted off a plane in London and interrogated on the tarmac as armed police kept watch, after fellow passengers accused them of being members of the ISIL. Sakina Dharas, 24, her sister Maryam, 19, and their brother Ali, 21, were on board EasyJet flight EZY3249 from London's Stansted Airport to the Italian city of Naples on Aug.17.Al Jazeera
Police Scotland uniform to include Muslim hijab
Police Scotland has announced women from Muslim communities may now wear the hijab as part of their uniform.It is part of an attempt to encourage Muslim women to consider pursuing a career in the force.BBC
FETO's top coup plotter made suspicious Clinton donation
Washington: One of the high-ranking members of the Fetullah Terrorist Organization is central to a group of suspicious 2014 contributions to a super PAC that supports the Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, it has emerged. Adil Oksuz, assistant professor in the faculty of theology at Sakarya University in Turkey, is currently among the wanted leading members of FETO, according to Turkish authorities.Anadolu
Saudi prince says Gulen more dangerous than Daesh
Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal has said that the Fethullah Gulen group reportedly behind last month’s failed coup in Turkey is more dangerous than Daesh during an interview on Sunday with Turkey’s Hurriyet newspaper. middleeastmonitor
US delegation in Ankara for talks on Gulen extradition
PYD at Syrian border is unacceptable: Turkish deputy PM
Ankara: Turkey rejects any presence of the PYD, Syrian affiliate of the terrorist PKK, along its border with Syria, Deputy PM Numan Kurtulmus said Tuesday. Anadolu agency
UN warns of huge displacement crisis in Iraq
UNHCR has warned of a huge displacement crisis in Iraq with the approach of a battle to retake the city of Mosul from ISIL’S control.UN said that more than 200,000 Iraqis have fled their homes due to ongoing military operations, warning that the anticipated offensive in Mosul, could result, if prolonged, in the displacement of more than a million additional Iraqis.
Islamic-Christian group warns of new settlement plan
Islamic-Christian Commission in Support of Jerusalem and Holy Sites warned of the dangers of a new Israeli settlement plan in the heart of the city of Hebron, QudsNet reported.
Myanmar names Kofi Annan to head panel on Rohingya
 Myanmar’s govt has set up an advisory panel headed by ex UN Secretary General Kofi Annan to find “lasting solutions” to the conflict in Rakhine state, where human rights groups have documented widespread abuses against Rohingya Muslims.AP
Italy shaken with 6.2-quake, 38 dead, hundreds missing
6.2 magnitude quake which shook Italy on today left at least 38 people dead and hundreds missing. Tehelka
6.8 quake hits Myanmar;tremors in Bihar,Bengal, Assam
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