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Saturday, 17 September 2016

17 Sept. 2016: 14 Dzil Hajja 37: Vol:7, No:159
Bijnor killings unfolded: total 20 injured in gun fire, 3 succumbed to injuries
 Bijnor(UP):Friday morning started like any other for Sadikan and her family. The elders of the household were having breakfast while the younger ones were playing in the small compound of their home after finishing their meal. The household is home to families of 6 brothers, named Anees-ud-din, Zulfikar Ahmed, Raes, Ehsan, Irfan and Furkan, who have been living in Peda Peda village of Bijnor in UP for decades. While Zulfikar had passed away two years ago, Anees, his younger brother Ehsan and Zulfikar's son were among those who died here on Friday in a communal clash.The family's one-story house was an integral part of the village and quite a popular one too, owing to the number of residents living there. Out of more than 30 people in the family, 18 are children. The family had unanimously decided to send two of their girls for education as it wouldn't have been possible for everyone to study. Little did they know that on that fateful Friday, everything would change for the family.Between 7 and 7.30 am, 16-year old girl left home accompanied by her cousin brother Talib, only to be stopped by some youth midway. The youth allegedly harassed the girl by passing lewd comments, prompting her cousin to protest. The matter was briefly resolved by village elders, but as news spread, the father and uncle of the girl took the protest to one Sansaar Singh and the village head named Dilwar Singh who swiftly abused them. A heated argument ensued between the two groups, but what came after the argument has sent shivers down the spines of people who live in the area.Accessing police documents and on the basis of eye witness accounts, dna has learnt that as soon as the second round of arguments ensued, the group of youth who had allegedly harassed the minor girl, started mobilising people from their village as well as a neighbouring one. "A mob of more than 50 people gathered, some of whom were armed with revolvers," said Aslam, the uncle who had intervened on behalf of his harassed niece.According to family members, the mob first entered their house and started beating anyone they found, including women and children. With most of the men having breakfast on the balcony of the house, everyone in ground floor rushed upstairs for help."Everyone converged towards the balcony and that's when they started firing. The shooters had already positioned themselves in neighbouring houses and were waiting for us to come to the balcony so they could have a better view of us while they shoot," said Khushnama, a family member. Imrana, mother of the harassed girl said, "It was a bloodbath. They did not spare our one-year-old Hinsa, neither did they have mercy on Ehsan Bhai who is handicapped." Ehsan's son-in-law Rizwan was also shot at and is said to be in a serious condition. A total of 20 people were injured in the gun fire, out of whom three succumbed to their injuries.The assault however did not end with the firing. The balcony was covered with broken bricks which the family claimed were thrown by attackers who were not armed. "They rained some bricks before going on a shooting spree. When they ran out of bullets, they threw more bricks, even as our dead family members were lying in a pool of blood," said Aslam.The attack finally concluded with the mob burning down a motorcycle and a small shop owned by the family. "The abuses, the yelling and laughing and the gun fire, these are things that will haunt me forever, along with the lifeless bodies of our family members," Khushnama said.        DNA
Bijnor communal clash: The attackers were laughing when we ran for cover
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Bijnor violence: How Dainik Jagran & HT wrongly blamed Muslims: ADITYA MENON
Meerut: 4 injured as minor spat takes communal hue
Meerut: A minor spat over distribution of supplies at a ration shop took a communal colour in Brahmpuri area of the city on Friday afternoon as people of two communities clashed with each other and pelted stones, leaving four injured.Heavy police force, which rushed to the spot, had a tough time in controlling the mobs.According to police sources, two brothers were distributing foodgrains at a ration shop of their father.To manage the swelling crowd, a youth from another community pitched in and started distributing the supplies.However, the brothers did not like it and asked the youth to leave.When the youth did not listen to them an argument followed. Soon the spat turned into a fist fight and the youth was pushed by the brothers and he fell on a woman.According to the sources, the woman got angry and alleged that the youth has eve teased him, leading to which the youth was thrashed by some people. After the incident, the youth went to his locality and came with scores of people.An argument followed again, and the people of the two communities started pelting stones at each other.TOI
Muslim Man beaten to death by gau rakshaks in Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad:Cow vigilantism claimed yet another life in Gujarat, this time in Ahmedabad. A 29-year-old man, who was allegedly beaten up by gau rakshaks four days ago, succumbed to his injuries at a hospital in Ahmedabad on Friday.As the news of the death spreads, a steady stream of people have been gathering outside the V.S. Hospital. Police officials too have been stationed at the hospital in anticipation of a law and order situation. Mohammad Ayyub was allegedly attacked by a group of cow vigilantes on Tuesday, a day after Bakri Eid, when he and his friend Sameer Sheikh were bringing a cow and a calf to Ahmedabad, police said."People are saying that they found a cow in the car but that doesn't mean that they should take the law in their hands," said Rozar Khan, Ayyub's uncle.In the wee hours of Tuesday, Ayyub's car had a collision with another car on the highway, leading to the death of the calf, police said.Ayyub, who was also injured in the accident, tried to flee but was chased by a group of men and beaten up, police said.His friend Sheikh, however, was saved by a policeman who was on duty nearby.Police first registered a complaint of accident. Later, a complaint was filed by 3 gau rakshaks against Ayyub and Sheikh for illegally transporting the animals.Later, on scanning the CCTV footage, the police saw that the duo were beaten up by some men. Following this, they registered another complaint against those who were thrashing the two. Ayyub's family claimed that the three gau rakshaks are among those who attacked Ayyub and Sheikh. Police, however, said that there was no evidence to suggest the same. India today
Muslim Man Dies in Gujarat After Being Attacked by Cow Vigilantes
Dadri Part-2? Gujarat cops "force" relatives to accept body of Ayyub, attacked by cow vigilantes in Ahmedabad
Gau rakshak goons attack Muslim family in Bengaluru
Bengaluru: In a first of its kind attack in India’s Silicon Valley, goons in the garb of ‘cow protecters’, have allegedly attacked a Muslim family in the city’s Bannerghatta area.The incident allegedly took place around 2 PM, when the family had gathered in their farm house to slaughter a sacrificial animal, when a gang of around 300 goons forcefully entered their house, and attacked them, including women.Saad, a family friend, who spoke to, said that, a family member, who was recording the attack on his mobile phone was slapped by the miscreants and also tried to snatch his phone away.According to Saad, the family who went to lodged a complaint with the Bannerghatta police, are still placed there, as the station is currently surrounded by the goons. Panicked family, has switched off their mobile phones at the behest of the police.The police have still not filed an FIR.
Wary about communal disturbance, Belagavi police on high alert
Belagavi:Taking lessons from past year incidents, police department is on high alert even after the successful concluding of 11-day Ganesh festival and peaceful immersion procession that proceeded for 24 hours, in order to avert communal clashes.The department has deployed over 100 police personnel including two DCPs, three ACPs and four inspectors to keep watch on communally sensitive areas of the city and miscreants create communal disturbance. timesofindia
Delhi: 2 Assaulted while carrying animal remains, 4 held
New Delhi: A day after 4 persons were arrested for allegedly beating up a madrasa teacher and a van driver while they were on their way to dump the discarded remains of animals sacrificed on the eve of Bakrid, the family members of three of the accused claimed police had held the wrong persons.The family members of two of the accused said both of them were AAP supporters and conducting a fogging drive when the madrasa teacher, Mohammad Khalid, and van driver, Ali Hasan, were assaulted in outer Delhi’s Kanjhawala area. The family members of another accused claimed he had called up police to inform them about the assault.Police arrested Naveen, Sudhir and Devesh of Rani Khera village, and Abhishek of Rasoolpur village after the assault Wednesday night. Both villages are near the area where the assault took place. indianexpress
‘Mob thrashed victims, while others watched’
NCM asks Delhi Police to submit report on attack on youths
New Delhi:Taking a serious note of the attack on Muslim youths allegedly by cow vigilantes in Kanjhawala area of outer Delhi, the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) has asked police to submit a report on the incident at the earliest. "The Commission has taken an extremely serious view of the attack on Muslim youths by cow vigilantes in Delhi. It has written to the Commissioner of Police (Alok Kumar Verma) to submit the report at the earliest," NCM member Praveen Davar said.PTI
Madrassa principal prevented riot after `gau rakshak' attack
New Delhi: A madrassa principal's refusal to be swayed by emotion prevented a communal riot in west Delhi's Prem Nagar on Wednesday night.Ali Rukman, the 52-yearold principal, was worried and angry after learning that his son-in-law Hafiz Abdul Khalid and another man, Ali Hasan, had been ruthlessly beaten up by cow vigilantes while carting out buffalo remains from the previous day's Eid-ul-Zuha sacrifice. But when a mob started gathering to avenge the attack, Rukman told them clearly it was a matter for him and his family to sort it out and the others should keep out of it."Before I settled here 25 years ago, I had seen enough clashes in my native Gorakhpur to know how riots start and how they end with losses on both sides. I did not want any more people to get hurt," Rukman told TOI on Friday. Two days after the attack, Rukman said it seemed premeditated and might have been part of a plot to start a riot."Whatever happened was the handiwork of miscreants who are now hiding behind a religious group," said Rukman."We were anticipating something of this kind," said Mohammad Ikram, a teacher at the Prem Nagar madrassa. Tension built up quickly when 14-year-old Ab dus Salam, who was travelling with Khalid and Hasan, ran panting to the colony and broke the news around 7.30pm. timesofindia
Alleging BJP-RSS involvement in assault, AAP writes to minority commission
New Delhi: AAP Friday wrote to the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) alleging the involvement of BJP and RSS in the assault of three persons, including a madrasa teacher, by suspected cow vigilantes in the capital. In his letter to the NCM, AAP Kirari MLA Rituraj Govind alleged “political patronage” in the incident in outer Delhi’s Kanjhawla on Sept14.” indianexpress
Haryana: HC to hear plea against 'biryani policing'
Chandigarh:The controversial “Biryani policing” in Haryana has reached the Punjab and Haryana High Court in Chandigarh. A petition has been filed in the high court seeking to restrict such policing measures that target roadside vendors on the suspicion that they serve beef in Biryani. Cow slaughter, sale and consumption of beef in Haryana is banned and invites punishment of up to 10 years and fine. Ahead of Bakrid, the Haryana police team had conducted raids and collected samples of biryani being served by vendors in Haryana’s Mewat district. As a consequence, many of them reportedly shut down the vends.The samples were sent for testing. Mewat is the only Muslim-dominated area in Haryana. deccanherald
‘Report on Mewat biryani samples can’t be used as legal document’
Gurgaon:The report of 7 biryani samples collected from Mewat has confirmed the presence of “meat of cattle species” in each of them, but said the document is not for “vetro-legal purposes”, holding the police back from filing a case.Mewat police officials were seeking a second opinion from the lab authorities on whether “meat of cattle species” specifically meant beef, official sources said. The police will also seek clarity about the vetro-legal status of the report, according to a senior government official. Haryana Gauvansh Sanrakshan and Gausamvardhan Act 2015 defines beef as “flesh of cow in any form including contained in sealed containers and imported in the state”. The Act makes cow slaughter punishable with rigorous imprisonment up to 10 years and a fine of Rs 1 lakh. The samples, collected in first week of this month from Mundaka village of Ferozepur Jhirka tehsil, were tested at Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Hisar. HT accessed, through govt sources, contents of the one-page report that is yet to be made public.A report mentioning “not for vetro-legal purposes” or “not for medico-legal purposes” cannot be used in legal process and has no standing in the court of law. It also means the medical staff who conducted test will not come to the court for evidence.A few social organisations had also raised questions over the validity of the report for vetro-legal purposes.Mewat SP Kuldeep Singh denied having received the report.HT
Tamil Nadu: 1 arrested, 10 booked for killing camel in moving truck
Madurai: A truck driver was arrested on Thursday evening in connection with the killing of a camel which was brought to the city recently for Bakrid sacrifice.The arrest was necessitated as the killing took place despite a statewide ban on camel slaughter effected by the Madras high court in August. Ten more people, including the camel owner were booked in connection with the incident.Tension prevailed in Nelpettai, a Muslim-dominant area from the day the camel was brought to the city for slaughtering during the recent Bakrid festival. Police restrained the owner, Adham Bawa and three more people who brought camels into the city, citing the recent high court order. While three of the camels were taken out of the district, Bawa was determined to sacrifice the animal. However, city police did not allow it. Though they tried to take the camel into their custody, the jamath leaders pacified them assuring that it would not be sacrificed. timesofindia
Maha housing society bars sale of flat to Muslim man
Mumbai: 11 residents of a Vasai housing society with 16 flats have objected to the sale of one of the flats to a Muslim family. At a meeting on September 4, the residents also passed a resolution to keep Muslims out of the building inhabited mostly by Gujarati-speaking residents.Two Muslim families who live in the society were away when the meeting was held.The decision, supported by the majority of the members of Happy Jivan Co-operative Housing Society, was communicated through a letter to Kantaben Patel (55) and her son Jignesh Patel (32), who wished to sell their flat to Muslim glass merchant Vikarahmed Khan and his family. Signed by 11 members, the letter stated, "It is learnt that you intend to sell your flat to some Muslim guy. We feel that you should not do so..." The Patels were also advised to sell their flat to "any other person, preferably within our community".Patels have now shot off letters to the sub-registrar of housing societies, as well as police with complaints about the society's "high-handedness". The Patels had finalised the sale of their 710sqft first-floor flat to Khan (35), who has already paid a token sum of Rs 1 lakh. Khan had sought a NOC from the society to apply for a loan. "We decided to sell our flat to Khan as he offered the price we quoted. Now the society is refusing to give an NOC," Jignesh said. timesofindia
Hindu-Muslim couple found killed in Thane
Thane: The highly decomposed bodies of a 30-year-old man and his nine-months pregnant wife were found at their home in Daighar area here on Thursday, a case that the police said might well be one of honour killing.The throats of the couple, Vijay Shankar Jagmohan Yadav and Sufia Abrar Mansuri alias Priya (22), were slit and the bodies bore several injury marks, but there were no signs of forced entry or robbery. The door to the flat of the Hindu-Muslim couple was locked from outside. The couple hailed from Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh. The two are believed to have come to live in Sagar building in Daighar village soon after marrying in April last year, said senior police inspector Krishnath Katkar of the Daighar police station. timesofindia
What is the harm if surya namaskar is introduced in civic schools, ask Bombay HC
Mumbai:What is the harm if the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) makes surya namaskar – sun salutation - mandatory for students of civic schools in Mumbai, the Bombay high court sought to know on Friday.The query came from division bench of Chief Justice Manjula Chellur and justice MS Sonak after advocate Anjali Awasthi mentioned a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by her on behalf of Kurla resident Masood Ansari, challenging the resolution passed by the general body of the BMC on August 26, making surya namaskar mandatory for civic students. The bench felt surya namaskar was a form of exercise and there was nothing wrong if such an activity was made mandatory for students of civic schools. The judges said there are various kinds of yogasanas and it will be necessary to find out which kind is selected by the civic body and if it was appropriate for children. Responding to a court query, Awasthi said surya namaskar involves 12 different asanas that are supposed to be done on an empty stomach, and students up to 14 years of age cannot be expected to go to school without eating anything. Besides, she said, the BMC resolution also makes it mandatory for students to chant various mantras and since there are students from various religious faiths, it may not be religiously appropriate for certain students. The bench has now posted the PIL for hearing in the last week of this month. hindustantimes
Bombay HC says 'Surya Namanskar' a form of exercise, declines stay on BMC move
Protests erupt in Kashmir after pellet firing by security forces kills child
Fresh clashes erupted in Harwan, on the outskirts of Srinagar, after people thronged the streets to participate in the funeral prayers of an 11-year-old schoolboy on Saturday, whose pellet-ridden body was found late last night. Nasir Shafi Qazi , nicknamed Momin, the youngest of three siblings, went missing soon after protesters in the New Theed village of Harwan were chased by security forces. Local residents found his body after news spread that he had gone missing. Over 5,000 people defied curfew-like restrictions in New Theed village to offer funeral prayers for Nasir, a witness was quoted as saying to Greater Kashmir. Mourners shouted slogans in favour of Islam and independence as they marched with the body of Shafi.The unrest in the Valley that began following the killing of militant commander Burhan Wani on July 8 has now claimed 86 lives, including 2 policemen.
Kashmir teenager found dead with pellet injuries, death toll rises to 81: PTI
Kashmir Valley Shut For 71st Consecutive Day, Death Toll Rises to 89
Kashmir journalists seek PCI intervention against 'gag'
Srinagar(PTI) Journalist fraternity in Kashmir today sought the Press Council of India's intervention for lifting a "gag" imposed by authorities here by snapping internet facilities, saying it was a "serious infringement" of freedom of expression and right to information."An unprecedented situation has emerged since Sept. 12, as the state decided to snap all internet services after suspending mobile telephony. This undeclared gag has left journalists completely grounded," said a joint letter from four working journalist organisations in Kashmir.The letter, by the Kashmir Journalist Corps, Press Photographers Association, Kashmir Correspondents' Club and Kashmir Video Journalist Association, has been addressed to the PCI chairman Chandramauli Kumar Prasad.They said that never before has the media fraternity been confronted with such a grave situation "wherein we are not even able to communicate with other parts of the state".PTI
‘Section of Indian media misleading nation about happenings in Kashmir’: Journalist team from New Delhi says Kashmiris alienated 
Srinagar:3-member team of journalists from New Delhi which was in Srinagar recently on a “study tour” to assess the ground situation, have returned a firm impression that Kashmir are alienated from New Delhi and people from all walks of life are involved in the ongoing agitation.The visiting journalists have also acknowledged the fact that a section of Indian media is mis-reporting Kashmir situation to malign the truth about the present unrest in the Valley. Team members spent three days in Srinagar including the day of Eid, meeting hundreds of people from different walks of life.The guest journalists were headed by Santosh Bhartiya, editor of “Chauthi Duniya” newspaper. The other 2 members of the panel were Ashok Wankhade, a political analyst at ABP Channel and Managing Editor “Urban Update” magazine and Abay Kumar Dubey, a political analyst at ABP Channel and a professor at Centre for Studies for Development Societies (CSDS) New Delhi.“We have fully understood that this is an indigenous freedom movement going on in Kashmir.There may be some involvement of Pakistan to create the unrest but the fact is common people of Kashmir are deeply alienated due to the indifferent attitude of New Delhi towards Kashmir and the people of the state. The people of Kashmir have been sacrificing hugely and they are even ready to face the worst for the cause of Aazadi,” Santosh Bhartiya said in an interview after concluding his 3-day study tour along with his 2 associates. The visiting journalists met Hurriyat leader Prof. Abdul Gani Bhat, leaders of some mainstream political parties, members of civil society and several trade leaders during their stay in Srinagar. Hurriyat (G) leader Syed Ali Geelani had approved a meeting with the New Delhi based journalist at his Hyderpora residence, where he is under house arrest, but the police did not allow the journalist team to enter Geelani’s house.However, journalists later had half an hour telephonic conversation with Geelani.“We listened to Professor Bhat for about two hours. He was talking sense and logic. He is for a peaceful resolution of political issue of Kashmir and he wants the centre government to come out from the denial mode,” Santosh said.Geelani had invited us to his home but police did not allow us to meet him. Then we talked to him on phone for about half an hour, he added.“Geelani Sahib told us how and why the Kashmiris have lost faith in dialogue with New Delhi. He believes that talks with centre have proved futile during all these years because the successive govts in Delhi have never been serious to resolve the issue.”After meeting scores of people and witnessing the ground zero situation in the Valley, the visiting journalists said that a section of Indian media is “misleading the nation about happenings in Kashmir by their false reporting.”“This is unfortunate that a few news channels in New Delhi are misreporting Kashmir situation.By false reporting they are giving an impression that every second Kashmiri is a Pakistani agent. We spent three days here. We met hundreds of people but did not see even a single person whom we could call a Pakistani agent. The fact is that every common Kashmiri wants New Delhi to initiate a dialogue process to find a peaceful political resolution to the issue. Even Kashmiri knows that no solution can be found in one night but they still want a process of a serious dialogue be started,” Santosh said, adding, “New Delhi has no other option to listen to the people of Kashmir. Their wishes cannot be suppressed by use of force.”GreaterKashmir
‘Release Kashmiri human rights defender Khurram Parvez immediately’ : Amnesty International
Srinagari: Amnesty International India has demanded immediate release of Kashmiri human rights defender Khurram Parvez from administrative detention unless he is charged with recognizable criminal offences.  In a statement issued on Friday, the Amnesty said the Supreme Court described administrative detention as ‘lawless laws’ muslimmirror
Centre's policing attitude aggravated Kashmir issue: Siddharth Vardarajan
Kolkata:With the death toll rising to over 80 in Kashmir unrest, noted journalist Siddharth Vardarajan today said it was due to the policing attitude of the Narendra Modi- led Central government that Delhi has lost the plot in Kashmir."The first thing I would say is that Delhi has lost the plot in Kashmir. Instead of trying to solve the problem they are in a state of denial and have resorted to policing to solve the problem of Kashmir."They are resorting to the use of pellet guns and jawans who are using it are not at all trained to use it properly. You always try to create an exception while dealing with the Kashmir issue," noted journalist Siddharth Vardarajan said while addressing a panel discussion on Kashmir issue. Journalist Krishna Prasad said the policing attitude or 'Danda (stick) culture' of the Centre has further aggravated the problem of Kashmir.Ex-bureaucrat Amit Kushari said while looking into the Kashmir problem, no one should ignore the sentiments of the people of Jammu and Ladakh who are very much Indians. PTI
Pakistan hits back at India’s human rights record
Geneva:Pakistan on Saturday criticised India over alleged human rights violation in Kashmir and threatened to expose the country in the world over the “abysmal rights situation” in other parts if it continued to talk about Balochistan.Pakistan said the sudden Indian focus on Balochistan was consistent with their “playbook of seeking to distract attention from the repression unleashed in Kashmir.”Pakistan’s delegation to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) strongly rebutted India’s “untenable stance” on Jammu and Kashmir and slammed its “persistent interference” in Balochistan.“In strongly-worded right of replies, the Pakistan delegate termed India’s attempts to deny its illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir a ‘travesty of history’,” Pakistan Foreign Office said. The delegate said Pakistan was not surprised by the “intemperate” remarks of the Indian leadership and the Indian delegation, which constitute “open interference in Pakistan’s internal affairs, especially in Balochistan.”“The increasing international attention being given to the plight of the Kashmiri people is being desperately countered by New Delhi by attempting to shift attention elsewhere,” it said.Given the “persistent, irresponsible flouting of international norms governing inter-state behaviour by India, we are constrained to point out the abysmal human rights record of the Indian government,” the Foreign Office said.The delegate referred to a bill in Indian Parliament seeking to penalise those who depict Jammu and Kashmir as a disputed territory and said “this was yet another pathetic effort to alter facts to conform to their own deluded sense of reality.”The delegate pointed out the “egregious violations” of human rights of people in large swathes of India and that Pakistan had scrupulously avoided commenting on India’s internal human rights situation. PTI
Human rights record in PoK, Balochistan deplorable: India at UN
India and Pakistan clashed again at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) over accusations on Kashmir with the fight turning more acrimonious this time."Pakistan keeps referring to UN Security Council (UNSC) resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). However, it very conveniently forgets its own obligation under these resolutions to first vacate the illegal occupation of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir,” Ajit Kumar, the Indian ambassador to the UN office at Geneva said on Friday responding to a comment made by Pakistan on human rights violations in Kashmir at the 33rd session of the UNHRC. Exercising India’s first right of reply, Kumar said: “It has also blatantly disregarded its other commitments, be it under the 1972 Simla Agreement, the 2004 Joint Declaration forswearing terrorism, and more recently, the understanding between our two prime ministers at Ufa.” firstpost
India to offer political asylum to Balochistan leaders: Zee news Report
New Delhi: In a bold move, Modi govt is all set to grant political asylum to Balochistan leaders, who are fighting for Independence from Pakistan, a report said on Saturday.CNN-News18 report stated that the Baloch leaders will be granted political asylum in India within weeks if formally apply for the same. Separatist Baloch leader Brahumdagh Bugti welcomed New Delji's move saying, "If I ever get a chance to move to India, I will definitely go there for my people." Stepping up its offensive against Pakistan on the Balochistan issue at the UN Human Rights Council, India on Friday said Pakistan is a nation that practises terrorism on its own people and the sufferings of the people of Balochistan are a telling testimony in this regard. Exercising its right of reply, India, raising the Balochistan issue second time in 3 days at the UNHRC, said the irony of a nation that has established a well-earned reputation of being the global epicentre of terrorism holding forth on human rights.Media is buzz with reports that Brahumdagh Bugti, grandson of Nawaz Akbar Khan Bugti, is set to get Indian citizenship. He is currently living in exile in Switzerland. zeenews
Brahumdagh Bugti to get Indian passport: Geo TV
Ouch! It's a Baloch punch- US declines to echo Delhi
US does not support independence for Balochista, says State Dept: pakistantoday  
United States State Department Spokesperson John Kirby on Friday assured Pakistan of its continued support to the country’s territorial integrity. United States has unambiguously distanced itself from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s attempt to internationalise the Baloch issue.
Kashmir MP quits India parliament to protest "brutal" policy
An MP from the ruling party in Indian-administered Kashmir has resigned to protest against the way authorities' have handled weeks of political unrest.Tariq Hameed Karra described government policy as "brutal" and condemned his People's Democratic Party for its state-level alliance with the BJP.He quit his party and resigned from parliament.More than 80 people have been killed since wide-scale riots erupted in early July.The mass closure of mosques in Kashmir hampered the festival of Eid al-Adha this week."For the first time in history, the people of Kashmir were not allowed to offer Eid prayers. Certain shrines and even the Grand Mosque were locked,'' Mr Karra told reporters on Thursday.BBC
Kashmir unrest: no Friday prayers in Jamia Masjid for 10th consecutive week
Alliance on the rocks, Kashmir may be heading for Governor's Rule: IANS
India swiftly rejects UN request for a visit to the disputed territory of Kashmir
Narendra Modi is implementing the Doval doctrine in Kashmir: Sushil Aaron's article
Moms-in-law can’t sue under domestic violence act: Govt tells Supreme Court
New Delhi: Can a mother-in-law seek action against her daughter-in-law under the domestic violence act? The Centre says “No”.In an affidavit filed in the Supreme Court on Friday, the Centre said a mother or a daughter can invoke this law against her son or brother but not against her daughter-in-law or sister-in-law. This is to ensure that the right of one woman is not upheld at the cost of another woman. Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005, is generally invoked by women facing domestic, matrimonial and dowry-related violence against husbands and in-laws.But the Centre told the top court that a mother or a sister can invoke this law only against her son or brother, and not against her daughter-in-law or sister-in-law.It means the law against domestic violence can be invoked against a man not just by his wife or female partner but also by his mother or sister. HT
Dalit Leader Jignesh Mevani Under Police Vigil till Modi Leaves Gujarat
In a dramatic turn of events, Una Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani was first detained by the Gujarat police on the evening of 16 September, then released after midnight and then put under house arrest.Soon after his release, he was put under house arrest until this morning. Initially, the police said he will not be let off until Modi leaves the state this evening, but later changed its mind. He was allowed to go to the nearby Dholka city for a gathering on the condition that the police would constantly accompany him. Mevani confirmed to Dalit Camera, a media group which reports on Dalit matters, that he and his team were on his way to Dholka, a taluka in Ahmedabad district, where Dalits were allotted land in 2006 but were yet to receive possession. Later, he wrote on Facebook: “I am technically released but still under house arrest kind of surveillance as a team of Ahmadabad crime branch is constantly with me.”Modi is in Gujarat to celebrate his 66th birthday on Saturday and plans to shuttle between Ahmedabad and adivasi-dominated Dahod where he will inaugurate an irrigation project and address a rally. thewire
Victim’s father, Bihar govt move SC against Shahabuddin’s bail
More trouble for ex-RJD MP Mohammed Shahabuddin, who was released on bail by the Patna High Court in a murder case, as the victim’s father has knocked the door of Supreme Court challenging the Sept.10.Facing criticism over his release and RJD head Lalu Prasad Yadav’s silence over the issue, Bihar government has also filed the appeal in the SC. With these pleas, 3 petitions have been filed before the top court.On Wednesday, widow of a slain journalist Rajdeo Ranjan has also moved the Supreme Court seeking a direction to register an FIR against the Siwan leader after suspecting him and his henchmen were behind the killing in May this year. dnaindia
Shahabuddin bail: Prashant Bhushan files petition in SC seeking bail cancellation
I am a disciplined Swayamsevak: Parrikar on RSS-Goa rumblings
Panaji: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday downplayed the issue of rebel RSS leader Subhash Velingkar floating a political outfit in poll-bound Goa. "So many parties are there. AAP is there. Anyone can float the party, this is democracy," the ex-CM of Goa said.He refused to comment on the happenings in the RSS in Goa but added that he is a "disciplined Swayamsevak". "I am swayamsevak, I follow RSS. You will have to go to shakha to follow RSS," Parrikar told reporters here in the background of the ongoing controversy within RSS in Goa."Discipline is the most important aspect for me. I have followed the discipline and I will continue to follow it. If you want any comment on RSS you will have to contact RSS," he said.Parrikar was talking to reporters at the sidelines of a health camp organised by BJP to mark the birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. PTI
Akhilesh congratulates UP Samajawadi chief Shivpal Yadav, appeals supporters to withdraw protest
Lucknow:Forced to climb down, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Saturday signaled rapproachment with uncle Shivpal Yadav as he promised to support him as SP’s state unit president, a post from which he was himself removed three days back bringing the family feud in the open. At the same time, Akhilesh asserted that he should have a role in deciding candidates for next year’s Assembly polls, on a day when hundreds of people came out in his support which was disapproved of by party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav.“I have myself congratulated SP’s UP unit president Shivpal Yadav after meeting him at his residence…. I will extend all my support to Shivpalji,” Akhilesh told reporters here, indicating rapproachment with his uncle with whom he was engaged in a turf war. His remarks came a day after he said he felt “very sad” when he was replaced with Shivpal as the state party president by his father Mulayam Singh Yadav.Earlier, Akhilesh had stripped Shivpal of key portfolios, as a result of which his uncle had tendered resignation from the ministry as well as party post. Last night, after Mulayam’s intervention, Akhilesh announced that Shivpal will be given back his portfolios and Gayatri Prajapati will be reinducted as Cabinet minister, issues which had triggered an all-out war between the two.PTI
Samajwadi Party drama: Akhilesh's truce with uncle Shivpal says little, hides more: Ambikanand Sahay
13 Muslim youth sentenced to five years imprisonment for terror plot: indianexpress
Bengaluru: A group of 13 Muslim youth who pleaded guilty to being part of an LeT conspiracy to recruit Indian youths for jihad were on Friday sentenced to five years of rigorous imprisonment by a special terrorism court in Bengaluru. The 13 youths who have pleaded guilty are Shoaib Ahmed Mirza, 27, a computer applications degree holder, Abdul Hakeem Jamadar, 30, Riyaz Ahmed Byahatti, 32, Mohammad Akram, 27, Ubedullah Bahadur, 28, Waheed Hussain, 31, an MBA degree holder, Dr Zafar Iqbal Sholapur, 31, Mohammad Sadiq Lashkar, 33, Mehboob Bagalkote, 32, Obaid-ur-Rehman, 26, an undergraduate student, Dr Nayeem Siddique, 32, Dr Imran Ahmed, 30 and Syed Tanzeem Ahmed, 27.Nine of the youths hail from Hubli in Karnataka while Obaid ur Rehman is from Hyderabad, Akram from Aurangabad, Dr Nayeem Siddique from Davangere and Dr Imran Ahmed from Mysuru. The 13 youths – most of whom were arrested in August-September 2012 – pleaded guilty in the case on September 1 after as many as 14 of 240 witnesses were examined in their trial by the special court. The youths pleaded guilty from the apprehension that a protracted trial would take away many years from the prime of their life after spending their last four years in prison. indianexpress
3 freed of terror charges, 5 co-accused shot dead in ‘encounter’ last year by Telangana police
Hyderabad:17 months after 5 men accused of terror activities were shot dead by Telangana police for allegedly attempting to overpower guards escorting them to court for a bail hearing, three men, also accused in the same case, were acquitted by a Hyderabad court Wednesday.Mohammed Riyaz and Mohammed Sayeed from Hyderabad and Vinod Kumar from Uttar Pradesh were acquitted in a 2011 case by the second additional metropolitan sessions judge at the Nampally court complex. Accused of being SIMI activists, they had been booked for waging war against the state, unlawful activities, attempt to murder and criminal conspiracy. Advocate Muzaffer Ullah Khan, who appeared on behalf of the three acquitted Wednesday, said: “We are yet to get the judgment copy but basically investigators could not produce any proof of the crimes they allegedly committed.” indianexpress
Odisha tribal Dana Majhi who carried wife’s body gets Rs 9 lakh from Bahrain PM
Bhubaneswar: Weeks after his photograph, carrying his dead wife on his shoulders, made national headlines, Dana Majhi, a tribal farmer from Kalahandi, appeared in another photograph today — holding a cheque of Rs 8.9 lakh, as promised by Bahrain Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa.Majhi, 45, went to the Bahrain Embassy in New Delhi to receive the Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait cheque on Thursday. “I am feeling very happy. I will keep this money in the bank for the education of my three daughters. I hope they get good education and jobs,” said Majhi, after catching an Air India flight to Bhubaneswar in the evening.With his youngest daughter, Chauli, ailing, Majhi was anxious to board the overnight bus to Bhawanipatna, the district headquarters of Kalahandi, from where he has to make his way to his home in Melghar village.Majhi’s wife, Amangdei, who was suffering from tuberculosis, died on August 24. “When my wife died, I and my daughter, Chandini, 12, cried for help. Someone told us to take her (wife) away, so I wrapped the body in a lungi, and carried her,” he said last month. Indianexpress
Iran's new Great Satan: Saudi Arabia and its Wahhabi ideology: Omair Anas

UK’s envoy to Saudi converts to Islam
London: British ambassador to Saudi Arabia has completed the Haj pilgrimage after converting to Islam, The Independent reported.It is widely believed that Simon Collis may be the first British ambassador to perform the holy trip.The development came to the fore when his photographs at the pilgrimage site wearing white robes traditionally worn for the pilgrimage came to the fore. He has been pictured along with his wife Huda Mujarkech. He has since revealed he converted to the faith shortly before their marriage in 2011, the report added.The photographs have been tweeted by Fawziah Albakr, a Saudi Arabian writer. She wrote in Arabic: “First British ambassador to the Kingdom undertakes the Haj following his conversion to Islam. Simon Collis with his wife Huda in Mecca. Praise be to God.” Collis tweeted in Arabic that after living among Muslim cultures for 30 years he had converted to Islam prior to his marriage. Well-wishers tweeted their congratulations to Mr Collis and his wife, to which he replied “Thank you and Id Mubarak”, wishing them a blessed Id festival, the report added.
Muslim woman refuses to remove veil, thrown out of German restaurant
Berlin: In an apparent hate crime incident, a Muslim woman was thrown out of a restaurant in Bielefeld, western Germany for allegedly 'refusing to remove her veil'.According to a report in the Independent, the woman was sitting in the busy beer garden of a Seekrug restaurant when Christian Schulz, the manager, approached her and asked her to remove the face veil.However, the woman refused to do so, following which the manager asked her to leave the place.Soon after the incident, the manager was criticised on the restaurant's Facebook page for his behavior. The page, has however, been deleted.Although Schulz was criticised by many, some of the users supported him. "One man wrote, Right decision. You don't know who's under the hood. Woman? Man? Gunman?"
Muslims are most disliked group in America: study
Muslims are the most disapproved group in America, according to a new study, amid increasing anti-Muslim rhetoric from conservative politicians.A new study from sociologists at the University of Minnesota, which analysed Americans’ perceptions of minority faith and racial groups, found that their disapproval of Muslims has almost doubled from about 26 per cent 10 years ago to 45.5 per cent in 2016.Amid increasing focus on immigration, refugees and national security and in the wake of multiple terrorist attacks around the world, the study found that almost half of those surveyed would not want their child to marry a Muslim, compared to just 33.5 per cent of people a decade earlier.The report found that anti-Muslim violence spiked after the attacks on the Twin Towers in 2001, as did attacks on Sikh Americans, who are often confused with Muslim Americans."Even the generally tolerant millennials exhibit relatively strong anti-Muslim sentiments," the report read.Hussein Rashid, a professor at Barnard College in New York, told Religion News that the spike in intolerance is reflected by current political rhetoric."In 10 years, people have a more negative perception of Muslims, Jews, gays, Latinos, and Blacks," he said.
Muslim Woman Set on Fire in New York City, Adding to the List of Violent Attacks towards Muslims
Pakistan may be building new nuclear site, strengthening its arsenal
Islamabad:Pakistan, estimated to have the world’s fastest-growing nuclear stockpile, could be building a new uranium enrichment complex according to commercial satellite imagery analysed by Western defence experts.The construction of a new site, based in the town of Kahuta some thirty kilometres east of Islamabad, provides fresh evidence of how Pakistan is seeking to boost its atomic arsenal -- a goal which is inconsistent with the principles of the Nuclear Suppliers Group the country is seeking to join, said the analysis.The analysis was conducted by IHS Jane’s Intelligence review using satellite images taken by Airbus Defence and Space on 28 September, 2015 and then again on 18 April, 2016.Pakistan, which conducted its first nuclear tests in 1998 is believed to have around 120 nuclear weapons, more than India, Israel and North Korea.AFP
Syria's civil war: Ceasefire strained by fresh fighting
Air raids and fighting tested a fragile ceasefire in Syria into Saturday as civilians waited for aid and tensions mounted between Russia and the United States, who brokered the truce.In New York, the UN Security Council cancelled an urgent meeting on Friday that had been called to discuss whether to endorse the deal, billed as the "last chance" to end a five-year war that has killed hundreds of thousands of people and forced millions from the country.The closed-door consultations were scrapped after Moscow and Washington failed to agree on how to disclose details of the ceasefire to the council.US Secretary of State John Kerry had earlier called his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov and condemned "repeated and unacceptable delays of humanitarian aid," State Department spokesman John Kirby said.Kerry told Lavrov that Washington expected Russia to use its influence on the government of President Bashar al-Assad to press it to allow UN aid convoys to reach Aleppo and other areas, according to Kirby."The secretary made clear that the US will not establish the Joint Implementation Centre with Russia unless and until the agreed terms for humanitarian access are met," Kirby said, referring to a deal to set up a joint committee to enable the US and Russia to coordinate attacks on the ISIL and Jabhat Fateh al-Sham armed groups.The ceasefire has been marred by a lack of aid deliveries and sporadic violence, in which three civilians were killed on Friday.If the truce, which began on Monday , lasts seven days and aid access is granted, Russia and the US say they will work together to target ISIL, also known as ISIS, and Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, the group formerly known as al-Nusra Front.Under the deal, Moscow must put pressure on Assad and Washington must work with the Syrian rebels it supports to silence their guns.Earlier on Friday, Russia said that only Moscow and the Syrian government were fulfilling the deal. aljazeera
Syrian opposition: Ceasefire deal prelude to division of Syria
A consultant to the High Negotiations Committee (HNC) of the Syrian opposition has expressed fears that the recent US-Russian ceasefire deal could be a prelude to Syria being divided, Al Jazeera reported today.Marah Bukai, who works as a diplomatic adviser to the HNC, stated that there were details in the ceasefire agreement that the Pentagon did not want to be disclosed, even to the HNC which represents the opposition in order to try and find a political solution to the Syrian crisis that has been ongoing since 2011. middleeastmonitor
US troops join Turkey’s along Syria border
US Special Forces are accompanying Turkish troops and Free Syrian Army fighters along the Turkish border near Jarabulus and Cobanbey in Syria, the Pentagon told the Anadolu Agency yesterday. middleeastmonitor
Syria war: US and Russia argue over truce
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