14 January 2019

13 Jan.ND. President Kovind approves re-promulgation of triple talaq ordinance

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13 Jan. 2019: 06 Jamadiul-I 1440: Vol:11, No:100
President Kovind approves re-promulgation of triple talaq ordinance
President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday approved re-promulgation of the triple talaq ordinance.In a Ministry of Law and Justice notification on Saturday, the government informed that President Kovind has promulgated the The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Ordinance, 2019.The ordinance seeks to protect the rights of married Muslim women and criminalise the practice of triple talaq.Earlier on Thursday, the Cabinet approved re-promulgation of the ordinance after the bill to criminalise triple talaq was stalled in the Rajya Sabha.An ordinance to make triple talaq a crime was first promulgated in 2018.indiatoday
Now, minority forum to oppose Vibrant Gujarat Summit
Accusing the state government of not paying attention to demands of minority communities, a minority outfit has threatened to oppose the upcoming Vibrant Gujarat Summit, which will take place in Gandhinagar from January 18 to 20.The Minority Coordination Committee Gujarat said that the state government was not following international agr-eements such as Universal Declaration and Sustainable Development Goals."We will oppose the Vibrant Gujarat Summit, and also write to embassies of all countries taking part in the Summit to ask them to pressurize the state government for complying with international treaties," said Mujahid Nafees, convenor of the Committee.In Gujarat, the Committee has eight demands, including one for setting up a minority welfare ministry, earmarking a separate budget for minorities, setting up higher secondary schools in minority-dominated areas, setting up a minority commission by passing a law in the state assembly.dnaindia
Minorities of SC origin must also get quota: Bishops body
NEW DELHI: Catholic Bishops' Conference of India has called out the Modi government over its "dichotomous rendering of social justice" by failing to grant reservation in education and employment to Christian and Muslims of scheduled caste origins.Expressing concerns over the hasty passage of the 124th Constitution Amendment Bill, 2019, that carves out a new 10% quota for economically weaker sections (EWS) among the upper castes, the office for scheduled caste and backward classes under CBCI urged PM Narendra Modi to bring a legislation to include Christians and Muslims of SC origin in the scheduled caste list. The body has also petitioned PM Modi to increase reservation to SCs and STs, proportionate to their population. CBCI claimed that economically weaker sections are not affected by the caste system in India and that the constitutional amendment bill was, therefore, introduced and passed without a "scientific study" of the EWS. It also cited successive reports by backward an minority commissions that acknowledge the social and economic backwardness of Christians of SC origin and recommend SC status to them. TOI
Congress seeking Pakistan help to oust Modi government: Nirmala Sitharaman
NEW DELHI: Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday accused Congress of seeking help from Pakistan to remove Narendra Modi as the PM even as the neighbouring country has been isolated in the world arena due to the government's diplomatic moves."Congress leaders are playing dirty politics by seeking help from Pakistan to remove PM Modi's government," Sitharaman said and asked the BJP workers to spread awareness about the government's achievements, especially that Modi has provided "corruption-free" five years, which also saw no major terror attack during the period.She said the government was able to implement various social welfare schemes because it was able to maintain peace, which was its top priority. Exhorting BJP workers to highlight two issues, she said: "First, that there has been no major terrorist attack after 2014. All attempts to wreak havoc in the country have been eliminated at the border itself. And second, that we have had corruption-free five years." timesofindia
Bala saab was never an anti-Muslim man: Sanjay Raut
Mumbai : Politician and film producer Sanjay Raut, who is also the writer of the forthcoming film "Thackeray" based on Bal Thackeray, says that though there is a perception that the late politician was "anti-Muslim", it is not true.The producer was present along with the cast and crew of the film for the launch of the song album here.Asked if Thackeray disliked and maintained a distance from the Muslim community, Raut told the media: "Bala saab was never an anti-Muslim man. He was a true patriot. He was one of those lovers of the nation and people's person that never allowed caste and religion to come in between…"People asked us why we cast Nawazuddin (Siddiqui) bhai as saab in the film. I would say that this is the biggest salute from us to the ideology of Bala saab. Also, note that Nakash Aziz sang the title song of 'Thackeray' because we believe that saab kept merit beyond religion."Calling Thackeray the "biggest nationalist", Raut mentioned that "his vision was to bring people together for the development of the nation".The event was also attended by Nawazuddin, actress Amrita Rao, Nakash, composers Rohan-Rohan and lyricist Manoj Yadav, among others.The film is releasing before the election. Asked if the story will influence people's mind to vote for a particular political party, Raut said: "Look that film 'The Accidental Prime Minister' is made based on Sanjaya Baru's book. But our film is not based on any book, it is a life story. This is not a propaganda film. Like the way we watched films on Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, we will watch this film on Thackeray saab."Bala saab's son Uddhav Thackeray and grandson Aaditya Thackeray were also present at the event."We are releasing it between 1200 and 1300 screens in India. It includes Marathi and Hindi. Overseas...we are attempting around 400 screens," said Ajit Andhare, chief operating officer of Viacom18 Studios.IANS
Why no Muslim party in coalition, asks AMUSU
Agra: AMU Students’ Union (AMUSU) threatened to put together its own “front” to fight the 2019 Lok Sabha elections if the tie-up of BSP and Samajwadi Party (SP) in Uttar Pradesh didn’t include any Muslim outfit. Vice president of the union, Hamza Sufyan, said that both these parties had been in power in UP for a significant amount of time but had failed to fulfill their poll promises. “Most importantly, the 18% reservation promised to Muslims by the Samajwadi Party in 2012 was never fulfilled,” he said. “Even though these two parties want Muslims to vote en-masse for them to defeat the BJP, they are not coming up with any concrete agenda for social welfare of the community. According to the Sachar Committee report, the status of Muslims in India is worse than that of Schedule Castes and Schedule Tribes,” he added. Secretary of the union Huzaifa Amir dubbed this “Gathbandhan” (alliance) a “Thugbandhan”. He said it had been planned with the motive of strengthening the electoral base of the SP and BSP but Muslims of the state had not been given their due share in it. “There are several Muslim political outfits like Rashtriya Ulema Council, Peace Party, MIM and others who have been active at the ground level for years and have significant electoral bases in many parts of the state. They have not been included in this coalition, which raises serious questions on the ‘secular’ nature of these parties,” he added.TOI
Udupi: SIO protests against reservation to economically backward upper castes
Udupi, Jan 12: Students Islamic Organisation of India, Udupi district held a protest against Central Government’s decision to provide 10% reservation to economically backward upper castes.Sadhath Khalifa, SIO national level advisory council addressing the protest said “With this constitution amendment, history was created. Discrimination is going on since ages. In the post colonial era it was a great task to meet these discriminations. In many countries reservation is not given, there preferential rights are given to the poor. There are many poverty alleviation programmes available in the country. These programmes must be strengthened. This programme doesn’t reach to the poor properly. This would help to uplift the upper class poor people.”“90% teaching profession is dominated by upper class lecturers only. Caste system and reservation system must be eliminated. IIT, IIM’s are becoming agraharas, they are dominated by upper caste people,” he said.Shyam Raj Bitthi, Dalit leader addressing the protest said, “Earlier upper caste people called reservation as alms, now they are ready to take alms. SC, ST’s have suffered a lot and they need reservation for their upliftment. Today also the situation is same. Modi dosent knows economics. No one who earns Rs 60,000 a month is a poor. He doesn’t know in which direction he is taking the nation. In Karnataka reservation is only beneficial to Brahmins. If they want reservation they need to do all the work we do. Around 10% reservation of OBC is cut down to provide 10% reservations to upper castes,” he said.daijiworld
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