08 November 2016

08 Nov. 2016: 07 Safar 1438: Vol: 8, No:30
Won’t impose yoga on anyone: Supreme Court rejects PIL to make it mandatory in school curriculum
New Delhi: The Supreme Court has said that it will not impose yoga on anyone and refused to entertain a PIL seeking to make it mandatory in the school curriculum."Go and persuade people to take up yoga. If people want, they will pick it up themselves. It is for the govt  and academicians to decide what should be included in the school curriculum," a bench of Chief Justice TS Thakur, Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice LN Rao said.Petitioner and advocate Ashwini Upadhyay had engaged 2 senior advocates — MN Krishnamani and V Shekhar — and later jumped into the arguing arena himself in an attempt to convince the bench to seek answers from the Centre. But the bench refused to entertain the petition while permitting the petitioner to intervene in a pending petition filed by advocate JC Seth on the same issue that will be taken up for hearing on Nov.29.At the beginning of the hearing, the CJI made light of Upadhyay’s petition by asking Krishnamani, “In this polluted atmosphere, are you racticing yoga?Can you name an ‘asana’? Krishnamani named ‘pranayam’ as one yoga but the bench was unimpressed. To test the senior advocate’s knowledge in yoga, CJI asked, “What is the last asana done after a yoga session?” Krishnamani failed to answer it. CJI said it was ‘shavasana’, one which everyone who does yoga loves to do as it is relaxing. Finding Krishnamani’s knowledge on yoga limited, the CJI said,“You are espousing a wrong cause.”
Can’t impose yoga in schools: SC
NCW demands ban on ‘unconstitutional’ triple talaq, polygamy in affidavit to SC
New Delhi:National Commission for Women has demanded a ban on instantaneous triple talaq or talaq-e-bidat and polygamy in its affidavit to Supreme Court on the grounds that these practices are against the rights of Muslim women. “Triple talaq (talaq-e-bidat), nikah halala and polygamy are unconstitutional because they compromise the rights of Muslim Women (or of women who are married into the Muslim community) to their disadvantage, which is detrimental to them and their children. Therefore, these practices should be strictly prohibited,” reads the affidavit.The affidavit adds that the Commission supports the stand taken by Centre in the Supreme Court last month. “National Commission is herein supporting the stand taken by the Union of India and is adapting the affidavit filed by them.” NCW said that its submission before the court comes in the backdrop of several complaints made to it by aggrieved Muslim women. “The Commission is partaking of a large number of cases relating to women who have been at the receiving end of the practice of unilateral talaq.”NCW is a respondent in a case in SC on triple talaq and submitted its affidavit. PTI
Uniform civil code only step by step: Law Commission Chairman
New Delhi: Law Commission Chairman B S Chauhan, a retired Supreme Court judge, has stressed that the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) should come step-by-step from the people instead of knocking out the personal laws applicable to people of various religions for centuries in one shot. He said the commission won’t impose its views on the stakeholders in a report sought by the Centre on a directive last year by the Supreme Court, pointing out that even Article 44 of the Constitution is in the form of a suggestion and not a directive or mandatory injunction as it says “the State shall endeavour to secure for the citizens a uniform civil code throughout the country of India.” Even the recommendations of the law commission, a statutory authority created through an Act of Parliament, are not binding on the govt , he noted.free press journal
UP: Youth held for posting objectionable content over tripple  Talaq on Whatsapp
Sambhal:A youth was arrested for posting objectionable content against women on Whatsapp here, police said today.The youth was arrested after an FIR was registered against him for circulating objectionable contents related to women on Whatsapp, they said.The content was related to Triple Talaq, they said. FIR was registered against the accused on the basis of a complaint by Imam Mohammad Nazim.PTI
Triple talaq & polygamy ruin lives: National Commission for Women tells Supreme Court
Madurai: Muslims stage protest against uniform civil code
Kolkata getting ready for mega rally against Centre anti-personal laws bid on Nov.20
Kolkata: Kolkata is set to host a mega rally of Muslim leaders from across the country to drum up support for their battle against the Centre’s bid to do away with personal laws and replace them with a Uniform Civil Code.While the organisers of the 3-day conclave, culminating in a public meeting on Nov.20, told HT that the turnout could well cross quite a few lakhs, around 350 delegates are to attend the convention and the meeting at Park Circus Maidan. They include prominent national level leaders of community like MP Asaduddin Owaisi and Jamiat Ulema-i-Hind president Maulana Syed Hussain Ahmad Madani. Rooms in more than 70 hotels have already been booked for the delegates. Giant screens will be put up in different parts of the city as the meeting ground won’t be able to accommodate more than 1.5 lakh people at the most. Incidentally, quite a few leaders of the state’s ruling party are expected to share the dais on the occasion, which is likely to turn into a major show of power by the minority community.HT
BJP to start movement against ‘injustice’ faced by Muslim women in Kolkata
BJP complains against Bengal ministers over ‘triple talaq’
Amid the raging debate over ‘triple talaq’ across the country, BJP West Bengal wing complained to the National Commission for Women (NCW) and state commission against WB education minister Partho Chattopadhyay for an alleged comment in support of the system.2 other ministers — state urban development minister Firhad Hakim and minister of state (independent charge) Siddiqullah Chowdhury — have also been named.Mumbai Mirror
Police close FCRA case against Zakir Naik’s IRF
Mumbai: With no complaints of cheating or duping of funds so far against the IRF, the NGO run by Dr Zakir Naik, the Mumbai Police has closed its probe in the case. “For us to probe the irregularities, we require a complaint. In the IRF case, the Rs 60 crore donation which has been found to be suspicious, no one has come forward to lodge a complaint that they have been cheated or the money was fraudulently obtained by IRF. In the absence of a complainant, we have closed the case,” a senior official from the State Home Dept.said. A probe was ordered by the Maharashtra Govt after reports appeared of two terrorists in the July Dhaka bombings being inspired by Naik. “During the probe, we came across one local bank account in which over Rs 50-Rs 60 crore had been transferred from middle eastern countries. This account allegedly belonged to a relative of Naik. When probed deeper, we found out that funds were subsequently transferred to the accounts of Naik’s wife, his children and even some of his close relatives,” said the official from the State Home Dept., who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Agencies had also identified 4 shell companies allegedly controlled by Naik and his family. Indian Express
Mother of missing JNU student meets Rajnath; Sister rubbishes all claims that he was mentally unstable
New Delhi: The mother of missing student of JNU Najeeb Ahmed today met Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who assured her of his intervention to find out the youth who has been untraceable since Oct.15.Fatima Nafees and other family members urged the Home Minister to trace Najeeb, a student of School of Biotechnology in JNU and a native of Badaun in UP .The Home Minister gave a patient hearing to Najeebs mother and other family mothers and listened to all their grievances, official sources said.Singh told them that Delhi Police has set up a special team to pursue the case and he was personally taking stock of the progress in the probe.Home Minister assured the family all kind of assistance, the sources said.Najeebs sister Sadaf rubbished allegations that he was mentally unstable and said efforts are being made to "defame" him instead of tracing him."He had cracked university exams, he is a studious child. Do you think a person studying at such a prestigious institution can be mentally unstable? I request (all) that please dont defame him. He had sleeping problems that children who are studying often have due to pressure. He had no other problem," she said. His mother claimed that she had spoken to Najeeb on the night of brawl and that she was sure that he did not leave the campus on his own.PTI
JNU student Najeeb was emotionally disturbed:Cops
JNU students protest at Delhi Police headquarters:IANS
People are fuming at this photo of a JNU student being ‘manhandled’ by Delhi Police
8 special teams formed to investigate missing JNU student case: Delhi Police
SC decides to wait till Dec 5 as govt reviews NDTV India telecast ban
New Delhi: The ball is now in the govt 's court as the Supreme Court on Tuesday refrained from hearing NDTV's petition against a 1-day telecast ban on Nov.9, now put on hold."What is there now? We have read in the newspapers that the ban is already put on hold," Justice AK Sikri, the lead judge in the Bench also comprising Justice NV Ramana, remarked. Both NDTV counsel and senior advocate Fali Nariman and Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi confirmed the position to the Bench.The court did not issue notice or indulge further in the case, which had come up for hearing as a mentioning matter. The court posted the matter for Dec.5. the hindu
NDTV ban on hold until we examine its submission:Govt
New Delhi:Ministry of I&B put on hold its decision to take NDTV India off air for a day on Nov.9 after the TV channel made a “representation in this regard”. The order came after 4 NDTV officials, including its co-founder Prannoy Roy, met Union Minister for I&B M Venkaiah Naidu. It is learnt that I&B Secretary Ajay Mittal and PIB DG Frank Noronha were also present at the meeting. Order by Director (Broadcast Content) Neeti Sarkar stated:“Channel has made representation in this regard,which is under examination. Pending such examination, it is hereby ordered that operation of the said order be held in abeyance till further orders.” Sources said Prannoy Roy, at the meeting with Venkaiah Naidu, requested that the I&B order be put on hold. He was said to have pointed out that NDTV’s point of view had not been fully appreciated in the right perspective by the inter-ministerial committee (IMC) which recommended the ban. Sources said Naidu acceded to the request till disposal of the appeal and had a detailed discussion with Roy on different aspects of NDTV India’s coverage and IMC recommendation. Earlier, representatives of Editor’s Guild of India, Indian Women’s Press Corps, Federation of Press Clubs, Delhi Union of Journalists, Press Club of India and senior journalists from several media houses called for a united fight for freedom of the press. indian express
DU professor Nandini Sundar, JNU  professor booked for tribal man’s murder in Chhattisgarh
Raipur: Delhi University (DU) professor Nandini Sundar has been booked along with a professor of JNU and others on charges of murder of a tribal villager in the insurgency-hit Sukma district of Chhattisgarh, police said Tuesday. “An FIR was lodged against DU Professor Nandini Sundar, Archana Prasad (JNU Professor), Vineet Tiwari (of Delhi’s Joshi Adhikar Sansthan), Sanjay Parate (Chhattisgarh CPI (Marxist) State Secretary) and others along with Maoists for the murder of Baghel based on the complaint of his wife on Saturday,” Inspector General of Police (Bastar Range) SRP Kalluri told PTI. They were booked under sections 120 B (criminal conspiracy), 302 (murder), 147 (punishment for rioting), 148 and 149 of IPC at Tongpal police station, the IG said, adding, “strongest possible action will be taken against those guilty after the investigation”. Though the case was registered on Saturday, the matter came to light late Monday evening.PTI
Centre's plan for a hot winter in Kashmir
Equipped with the information that unprecedented terror turbulence can hit J&K  as the snow melts next year which may spiral the situation out of hand, the Centre has evolved a 4-pronged action plan to restore normalcy.To be executed between winter months – from Nov.to Feb.– the execution of the action plan will be monitored directly by small team under PMO, highly placed sources said. There is a strong apprehension in security establishment that lack of governance and absence of administration during long period of unrest has helped create situation that has potential to put the Kashmiri society on the path of Talibanisation. “Burning down of schools on a massive scale across the valley is one indication of what Pakistan supported terror groups are planning to do.This is an unprecedented development in Kashmir that has never happened before.In all over 120 govt  buildings have been burnt down or damaged of which at least 27 are school buildings,” added sources. According to the plan, the Army and the Special Operations Group (SOG) of J&K Police aided by central armed police forces (CAPFs) have been tasked to neutralise or apprehend all the 300 odd terrorists and militants present in the valley. DNA
Attempt to ban triple talaq will be counter-productive: Qamarul Islam
Kalaburagi: All-India Tahafuz-e-Shariat Conference organised by All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) and Milli Council here criticised the moves of the Union govt  on the triple talaq issue and the uniform civil code.Qamarul Islam, ex Minister and a member of AIMPLB, said that interference in the Muslim personal law would not be tolerated.Accusing the BJP govt  at the Centre of hatching a conspiracy to impose the uniform civil code in the name of ensuring social reforms and gender justice. Mr. Islam warned that the Union govt ’s attempt to ban triple talaq and impose the uniform civil code would prove counter-productive. the hindu
MP violence: Police report names RSS leader, ‘so cases couldn’t be filed’
Petlawad (jhabua): A 4-page report prepared by Petlawad police on last month’s communal tension in the town accuses RSS zila sah karyawah Akash Chouhan and his father Mukut of trying to “polarise Hindu voters” to win the upcoming Petlawad nagar panchayat elections. “They want to cause communal violence and win the election by polarising Hindu voters. By their untiring efforts, the police foiled their attempts to cause violence,” says the report, signed by subdivisional police officer Rakesh Vyas and submitted to Jhabua SP Sanjay Tiwari. Blaming the Chouhans for the communal tension in Petlawad from Oct.12 to 14, and for other instances, the report adds that they could not register the cases “from [an] administrative point of view”, “due to their [the Chouhans’] RSS background”.Says the confidential report, “Uprokta sabhi ghatnaon me apradh panjibadhha hona the. Lekin inki RSS prushtha bhoomi ke karan prashashanik drushtikon se aparadh panjibaddha nahin kiye ja sake [In all these incidents, criminal cases were to be filed. But due to their RSS background and administrative point of view, criminal cases could not be filed].”The report adds that quick police action prevented riots, and that “95 % of public” have backed it.SP Tiwari denied knowledge of the report against Chouhan. However, he admitted that RSS functionary was an accused in the attack on SDOP Vyas’s vehicle on Oct.13.Quoting PM  Modi’s statement against cow vigilantes, the police report also accuses 28-year-old Chouhan of running an organised gang of 100-150 whose members move on motorbikes extorting “entry (money)” from drivers of vehicles carrying cattle, threatening to report the matter to the police if turned away. Indian express
32 Indian peacekeepers injured, child killed in east Congo explosion: UN
Kinshasa:An explosion killed a child and injured 32 Indian peacekeepers in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo city of Goma on Tuesday, the UN mission there said.The blast hit the peacekeepers while they were out on a morning run in the western Goma neighbourhood of Keyshero, the mission added. The cause was not immediately clear.Ismael Salumu, an imam at a nearby mosque, said three peacekeepers were killed. “We just heard the explosion and the cries. We then ran over to see,” he told Reuters.bout 18,000 uniformed UN personnel operate in Congo, where millions died in regional conflicts between 1996-2003 and dozens of armed groups continue to operate.Reuters
Bengal records more Muslims in govt jobs: thehindu
Kolkata: TMC govt in Bengal and the Left Front are both claiming credit for a rise in the percentage of Muslims in govt service in the State.A recent census conducted by the State administration showed a rise in the percentage of Muslims in govt  jobs, but employee numbers are drastically down overall. Of 3,31,249 govt  employees in Bengal, 18,991 are Muslims, making up 5.73 %. Muslim population is a little over 27% as per 2011 Census.Nearly a decade ago, during the Left Front regime, the Justice Rajinder Sachar Committee report on social, economic and educational status of Muslims created ripples. Committee report said there were 4.7%Muslims (Groups A and B) and 2.1 % in (Groups C and D) in govt  jobs, averaging about 3.4% . The number of Muslims with govt  jobs is a politically sensitive issue for both the Left Front and TMC.
Delhi’s Muslim areas have higher school dropouts
New Delhi:50% of the children living in Delhi’s Muslim dominated area Jamia Nagar drop out of school at various age groups, this number is more than double as compared to the drop-out rate of children in entire Delhi. Among those who are attending school, 79% of the children do not get proper education due to lack of facilities. Fact that has been revealed in a report by IOS, a think-tank that deals with minority issues, is shocking as Jamia Nagar is considered better than other Muslim localities in terms of the socio-economic strata.Jamia Nagar is a part of a larger Muslim-majority area “Okhla”, which officially has a population of around 1.2 lakh.Reason, according to report is the inadequate number of govt schools and lack of awareness among people. There are three municipal corporation-run primary schools and two govt -run senior secondary schools. The number is clearly inadequate in light of the population, the report says.The survey was conducted recently in 14 areas in Jamia Nagar including Zakir Nagar, Abul Fazal Enclave, Shaheen Bagh, Okhla Vihar, Batla House and others by professors from IOS. This number is much higher than the overall drop-out rate of the entire Delhi, which was 21.57 % in the year 2014-15.DNA
​ Rape accused Bijnor imam surrenders in court, he says 'was framed in a false case':TOI
Bijnor: 2 months after being on the run, rape-accused Bijnor cleric Maulana Anwar-ul Haq surrendered in court on Monday. He was later taken into judicial custody for 14 days and sent to jail.The cleric reached the court of CJM around 11:30 am and surrendered.He was accompanied by a large number of supporters, and a heavy police force was deployed in and around the court premises.  Talking to media persons, the imam said, "I was framed in a false case. I am innocent and believe in the judicial system. I hope I will get justice soon.”On Oct.3, police had announced a cash reward of Rs 5,000 for information on the absconding imam of Bijnor’s Jama Masjid.
SC defines Delhi pollution as ‘dreaded’, ‘severe’ and ‘disaster’, seeks Centre’s response in 48 hours
The Supreme Court on Tuesday defined pollution in Delhi as “dreaded”, “severe” and “disaster”, and sought a response from the Centre on its policy to tackle pollution by Thursday. The SC noted down the suggestions submitted by Sunita Narain, Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) and other parties concerned and asked the govt to come up with a Common Minimum Programme in 48 hours on how to tackle the situation.The court is likely to pass a detailed order after govt ’s response. Indian express
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Congress slams Rajnath for ‘maa ka doodh’ remark at UP rally
New Delhi:Congress on Tuesday took strong exception to Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s reported “maa ka doodh piya hai” remark at a poll rally in Uttar Pradesh and said it is sad that the one responsible for national security is using “pathetic and provocative” language. Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said the Home Minister was issuing open threats for votes.“Rajnath Singh’s coarse, crude language tells us that BJP will stoop to the lowest common denominator for votes. Should HM Rajnath Singh have indulged in such pathetic, pedestrian and provocative language & open threats for soliciting votes?” he tweeted. “RajnathSingh is responsible for national security. But he has no compunctions in intimidating fellow Indians for votes. Sad and shameful,” he said in another tweet.At a poll rally on Monday in Kairana, whose BJP MP Hukam Singh had raised the issue of Hindu migration, Singh was reported to have said, “Those using muscle power to terrorise people…hum dekhenge ki usne kitna mas ka doodh piya hai.”PTI
In divided Kairana, Rajnath pitch: Dekhenge, kitna ma ka doodh piya
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ID cards for cow vigilantes, funding: Hindutva high on Haryana govt agenda
New Delhi;On the outskirts of Gurugram, hidden by the glitzy-face of development — imposing, glazed buildings and sprawling farmhouses along blacktop roads — stands a weather-beaten board with the name Shri Gopal Goshala.A pointer on this board coaxes you to enter what seems like an outback of the Aravalli range.A few hundred metres into the wilderness, you are greeted by a pasture-like scene with mooing cows and lush greens. This is Shri Gopal Goshala, spread over eight acres of land and home to over 700 bovines in the suburb of Gurugram. Goshala (cow shelter), set up in 1996 by VH, affiliate of RSS is run entirely on donations.HT
Muzaffarnagar: 2 sentenced to 5 yrs jail for cow slaughter
Muzaffarnagar:A court in Muzaffarnagar has sentenced 2 persons to 5 year imprisonment for slaughtering cows in Shamli district in 2007.Additional district sessions judge Manoj Kumar on Monday convicted Israil and Monu and imposed a fine of Rs 1,000 each on them.According to govt  lawyer Javed Ali, Israil and Monu were arrested during a raid and cow meat was seized from their house in Azizpur village under Jhinjhana police station of Shamli district on August 20, 2007.PTI
Rajasthan plans cow welfare fund, to ask staff to donate
Jaipur: Rajasthan will soon have a CM’s Cow Welfare Fund, Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria said on Monday. The announcement came after the HM chaired a meeting of the cabinet sub-committee that made the recommendation, among several others, on cow welfare.Kataria said the CM’s Cow Welfare Fund or Mukhyamantri Gau Sanrakshan Kosh will be funded by introducing 10%  surcharge on mandi tax, by reserving 5%  of corporate social responsibility funds and levying 5%  surcharge on temple trusts under Devasthan Department of the govt , which has an annual revenue of Rs 5 crore or more.Besides,every govt employee will be “requested” to give Rs 1-3 daily, based on their pay scale, for donation to the welfare fund. indianexpress
In Rajasthan, 40 bulls wed cows in grand ceremony
Karnataka Hindu organisations slam BJP, Sangh Parivar for opposing Tipu Jayanti
Hubballi: Samata Sena and other organisations have urged the State govt to register cases against those trying to disturb communal harmony by making attempts to prevent Tipu Jayanti. Office-bearers of various organisations, including Gurunath Ullikashi, Premanath Chikkatumbal, Pitambarappa Bilar, condemned in strong terms those opposing Tipu Jayanti. Gurunath Ullikashi alleged that the BJP and members of the Sangh Parivar were trying to project Tipu Sultan, who fought against the British, as anti-Hindu and were trying to disrupt Tipu Jayanti for the sake of gaining political mileage out of it.He said that historical records proved that Tipu Sultan was not anti-Hindu but was against the oppressors.He was a freedom fighter who fought against the British and records indicate that he gave donations to Hindu temples, including the Shrungeri Sharada Peetha.the hindu
BJP keeps protest against Tipu Jayanti going in Belagavi; leaders taken into preventive custody
3 High Commission officials in Pak leave for India: report
Islamabad:3 Indian High Commission officials out of the eight accused by Pakistan of being members of Indian intelligence agencies, left for India on Tuesday, according to a media report. Geo News, quoting sources, reported that three officials — First Secretary commercial Anurag Singh, Vijay Kumar Varma and Madhawan Nanda Kumar left for Dubai from Islamabad on a morning Emirates flight.PTI
India slams UNSC for taking months to consider ban on Masood Azhar:PTI
UN: India has strongly criticised the Security Council for taking months to consider sanctioning leaders of groups it has itself designated as terror entities, in an obvious reference to the “technical hold” on India’s bid to get Masood Azhar banned by the UN. Asserting that the Security Council is stuck in its own “time warp and politics”, India’s Permanent Representative to UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin yesterday slammed the Council’s inability to sanction leaders of terrorist organisations.
Pakistan slams demand for new permanent UN Security Council seats as 'hunger for power'
New Delhi: Even as India continues to push for a permanent seat at the UNSC, Pakistan firmly opposed its expansion saying it will only "satisfy the hunger for power and privilege of a few (of) those who want it", Dawn reported."Adding more permanent seats to UNSC will only serve to satisfy the hunger for power and privilege of a few and not address issue of representation," said Maleeha Lodhi, Pak envoy to the UN.TOI
CWC raises issue of NHRC appointment
New Delhi:BJP-led NDA govt ’s decision to appoint party vice-president Avinash Rai Khanna as a member of NHRC came up for discussion at the Congress Working Committee meeting on Monday, with some members arguing that the first-ever appointment of an active politician to the rights body should be opposed. Sources said members spoke about govt’s standoff with judiciary, and appointments to other institutions. CWC passed a resolution expressing “deep concern and alarm over the continuing and deliberate attack on the independence of the judiciary and the delay in appointments of judges to the higher judiciary, which has adversely affected the judicial delivery system”. Indianexpress
Kolkata: Clerics demand allowance hike, residence
Kolkata:Criticising the Trinamool Congress for not keeping its poll promise, hundreds of Muslim clerics on Tuesday organized a rally here demanding a hike in their allowances and residential apartments for Imams as promised by the ruling party during elections “CM had started giving an honorarium to Imams and Moizzins of Rs 2,500 and Rs 1,000 respectively. We believe that the amount, which was already too small, had no appreciation in over 5 years now.The prices of essentials and vegetables have increased over years,”Md Kamruzzaman, leader All Bengal Minority Youth Federation  said. indianexpress
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Bhopal encounter: Probe body will favour RSS, BJP version, says ex-advocate general
Indore:Ex-MP advocate general came down heavily on CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan for appointing Justice (retd) SK Pandey to probe Bhopal jailbreak and SIMI encounter. He said the move was aimed at helping RSS and BJP propaganda about the killings. "Your selection of Justice SK Pandey is neither fair nor impartial, but tainted to help the propaganda of RSS and BJP about the encounter," senior advocate and former advocate general Anand Mohan Mathur said in a letter to the CM ."As far as I know, and this can be verified from various sources in Jabalpur, Indore and Gwalior that Justice Pandey has been a sympathizer and supporter of RSS and BJP, therefore, Justice Pandey will not be an impartial judge of inquiry under the Inquiry Commission Act," he said. Mathur's allegations came at a time when right wing activists staged a protest near his house on Monday against his plans to form a human chain in Indore after jailbreak demanding appointment of a Supreme Court Judge to head the encounter. The activists accused Mathur of backing SIMI activists by attempting to form the human chain at Regal Square here on Nov.5. But Mathur and his fellow protestors were stopped by the police. Mathur referred to the police action in his letter and said due to repression of govt and arrest of large number of his fellow protestors, the chain could not be formed. The human chain was planned to push for appointment of Supreme Court judge to probe the encounter because '8 prisoners, who are citizens of India, have been killed by your administration'.He also accused PM Modi of controlling print and electronic media. Mathur also demanded that FIR lodged in encounter case and the post-mortem reports should be made public. Information about the circumstances in which the head constable was killed should also be revealed. "People of Madhya Pradesh want and answer from you so that neither the FIR nor the post-mortem report could be manipulated," Mathur said.TOI
Right-wing activists protest at ex-AG’s residence
Indore:About 200 right-wing activists gathered at senior advocate Anand Mohan Mathur’s residence on Monday evening and shouted slogans against him for questioning the govt  on the alleged encounter of the 8 men.Mathur was briefly put under house arrest on Saturday for trying to hold a demonstration to protest against the encounter, whose veracity has been questioned by many individuals and groups. A number of social activists were also intercepted by police from reaching Indore’s Regal Square, site of the protest.Several lawyers and activists have come out in support of Mathur, ex advocate general, condemning gagging act by police and compared it with the days of emergency.HT
Bhopal encounter: It is just another judicial commission, says opposition
Govt issues notification for judicial inquiry into encounter
Bhopal:MP govt  has issued a notification for judicial inquiry into the jailbreak and alleged encounter of eight SIMI operatives, 4 days after CM  Shivraj Singh Chouhan made the announcement. Justice (retd) SK Pande will head the one-man inquiry commission in Bhopal.HT
Bhopal jail cells can’t be unlocked from inside: Ex-prisoner on jailbreak
A former inmate of the Bhopal jail from where 8 men reportedly escaped hours before being gunned down in an encounter late last month has contested police claims that the prisoners had unlocked the cell from inside with makeshift keys. Mohammed Khalil, 40, is the nephew of Mohammed Aqeel Khilji, one of the 8 men killed. Khalil said he was imprisoned in the same barracks of the jail for five months between Oct. 2013 and March 2014.”I was in B block, A sector – where SIMI activists were lodged before they reportedly escaped,” he told HT.HT
Curb on movement of remaining alleged SIMI men, heating food inside the cells
Bhopal:Under pressure, Bhopal Central Jail authorities have put all the inmates under a strict regimen, a week after eight SIMI men were gunned down following their escape from the high-security prison.Jail officials, many of whom have taken charge recently, are adhering to the jail manual religiously not wanting to leave any room for mistakes. According to sources, not only the remaining 21 SIMI operatives, but all the other prisoners have been put under a strict regimen.“Senior officers check the cells of non-SIMI inmates also,”a source said, adding that mobility of nine SIMI operatives in Block B has been totally restricted.Restrictions have also been imposed on bringing in food items.“They (inmates) cannot bring in huge quantity of food at one time,” source said, stressing that the jail manual is being adhered to at every step.Authorities have put a complete ban on heating of food inside the cells. Reportedly, the slain men had made keys for the locks of their cells by heating plastic tooth brushes with rotis.“No one could ever imagine that the SIMI cadres were burning the extra rotis to heat plastic tooth brushes to make keys,” the source said.HT
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India share in global social science research less than 2%
 A comprehensive study of social science research has found that India has mere a 1.6% global share in 16.6 lakh articles published in reputed journals worldwide in the period between 2009-14.China, on the other hand, had a share of 5% in same period among the 160 countries which were part of the study.
Now, Islamic State to be called ‘Daish’ in govt records:TOI
New Delhi: Union home ministry intends to replace the nomenclature "Islamic State" with "Daish" in all official communications pertaining to the global terrorist organisation. The reason cited by a senior home ministry official is that calling the dreaded jihadi outfit 'Islamic State' is like giving legitimacy to its claim of representing a "borderless Islamic State" encompassing Muslims across the world.TOI
After midnight vote, Trump ahead of Clinton 32-25 in New Hampshire in US Presidential poll:TOI
New Delhi: In a traditional midnight vote held in three tiny towns in the state of New Hampshire,US Republican candidate Donald Trump came out ahead of Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton in US Presidential elections, reported USA Today. After the three towns voted at midnight, Trump was ahead 32-25. The three towns, Dixville Notch, Hart's Location and Millsfield, have fewer than a 100 people.In Dixville Notch, Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump 4-2. In the slightly larger town of Hart's Location, Clinton won 17 votes to Trump's 14. And in Millsfield, Trump won decisively, with 16 to Clinton's 4.
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