Monday, 15 August 2016

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15 Aug. 2016: 10 Dzulqa'dah 37: Vol:7, No:138
By raising Balochistan, PM is ruining India’s PoK claim: Congress
New Delhi: Congress on Monday launched a scathing attack on PM  Narendra Modi, accusing him of “ruining” India’s case on PoK by raking up the issue of Balochistan in his Independence Day address.“PoK is our right. Our entitlement. We will support it. But by bringing in Balochistan, you are ruining our case... We are going to ruin our own case on PoK,” Congress leader and ex-External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said.This would give an “additional handle” to Pakistan to target India as “we don’t speak about atrocities in neighbouring countries”, he told reporters at Congress HQRS here. Disapproving “wild pronouncements about Balochistan”, he said the govt should ensure that its borders are secured and people are safe. “I do not know who advised the PM for raising Balochistan... It will dilute our claim on PoK. It will give additional handle... to interfere in our internal affairs.” Suggesting that Modi should learn from ex-PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee on foreign policy, he said, “Balochistan is a different kettle altogether.We have no business (there).” Khurshid said the address of Modi was not like a PM  addressing the nation on a national day but as a politician during an election campaign. In his address on the occasion of 70th Independence Day, Modi talked about the situation in PoK, Gilgit and Balochistan and said people from there have thanked him for raising their issues.PTI
Modi’s remarks on Balochistan proves Pak contention that India “fomenting terrorism” in province : Sartaj Aziz
Islamabad:Responding to PM  Narendra Modi’s reference to Balochistan in his Independence Day speech, Pakistan on Sunday claimed that this proved its contention that India has been allegedly “fomenting terrorism” in the province. Pakistan also asserted that the situation in Balochistan cannot be equated with Kashmir.Pakistan PM ’s Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, while responding to Modi’s Independence Day speech, said the PM was only trying to divert world attention from the “grim tragedy” that has been unfolding in Kashmir over the past 5 weeks.The reference to Balochistan, which is an integral part of Pakistan, “only proves Pakistan’s contention that India, through its main intelligence agency RAW, has been fomenting terrorism in Balochistan”, Aziz was quoted as saying by a Foreign Office statement.Aziz claimed that India’s involvement was confirmed by the public confession of “RAW’s active service Naval Officer” Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was arrested in March this year from Balochistan.Thousands of unarmed youth are protesting every day for their right of self determination in Kashmir, where more than 70 innocent Kashmiris have been killed and more than 6,000 injured, while there is constant curfew and complete media blackout for the past 37 days, Aziz claimed.“These events have nothing to do with terrorism. It is an indigenous movement for self determination, a right promised to the Kashmiris by the UN Security Council,” he said.He claimed that at this time, the contrast between Kashmir and PoK could not be more stark.Aziz said India is a large country, “in fact the second largest in the world and this must be acknowledged, but a large country does not automatically become a great country, specially when it unleashes such brute force against innocent citizens to suppress their right to protest or when it deliberately uses pallet guns to permanently destroy the eyesight of over 100 youth.”He said India should recognise that the core issue of Kashmir cannot be resolved by bullets and needed a political solution, through serious negotiations between India and Pakistan.PTI
People of Balochistan,Gilgit, PoK thanked me a lot , I am grateful to them: PM Modi's Independence Day speech
New Delhi: In his Independence Day speech on Monday, PM Narendra Modi today lauded India's humanity and said even the Baloch people in Pakistan have thanked him for his firm stand against terror and for highlighting attacks against them by people within Pakistan.PM also said that when children in Pakistan's Peshawar died in a 2014 terror attack, Indians cried. Modi also slammed Pakistan today, without naming it, by saying it should look into its own backyard before interfering in other countries' business."People of Balochistan,Gilgit and PoK  have thanked me a lot in past few days, I am grateful to them," Modi said on Monday in his Indepedene day speech.PM was referring to his speech from two days ago when Modi had said "the time has come when Pakistan shall have to answer to the world for the atrocities committed by it against people in Baluchistan and PoK".TOI
PM Modi sends strong message to Pakistan, thanks people of Balochistan
CJI disappointed with PM Modi for skipping issues of judiciary in I-Day speech
Baloch dissidents reactions on Modi’s comments: HT
PM Narendra Modi’s remarks on Pakistan being made to answer for atrocities in Balochistan have been welcomed by a section of dissident Baloch leaders, including Europe-based Brahumdagh Khan Bugti. Bugti, grandson of Baloch leader Akbar Bugti, who was killed in a 2006 military operation, said Modi’s comments were “very encouraging”. “Pakistan demands self-determination and self-rule of Kashmiris and at the same time, they are crushing the same demands of Baloch people by force. This not only exposes the double standards of Pakistan but also their evil designs to disrupt the peace and stability in the region,” Bugti said on Facebook. Naila Baloch and Baloch National Movement (UK) spokesman Hammal Haider Baloch have also thanked Modi. However, Balochistan CM Sanaullah Zehri rebuffed Indian PM statement. ht
Baloch leader raises 'Jai Hind' slogan, thanks PM Modi for highlighting Balochistan issue: Zee news
Pakistan invites self-exiled Balochistan leaders for talks
New Delhi: Days after PM Narendra Modi spoke about Balochistan and PoK, Pakistan has invited self-exiled Baloch leaders for talks while stating that dialogue is the only way to find a solution to all issues. Balochistan CM  Nawab Sanaullah Zehri and commander of southern command Lieutenant General Aamir Riaz said that they would welcome Baloch leaders' return to the country, Dawn reported. The invite was extended at the national flag-hoisting ceremony at the Quaid-i-Azam Residency in Balochistan, on the occasion of the 70th Independence Day celebrations of Pakistan. Zehri also invited the self-exiled Baloch leaders to come back to Pakistan."It will be their choice to join national politics or do politics on a nationalist basis... We will honour it if the people of Balochistan give you the mandate," Dawn quoted him as saying. Zehri also made it clear that it would not be possible for the govt  to accept such leaders' ideology at gunpoint. "We will not allow anybody to impose his ideology by force...We have been the custodians of Balochistan for the last 500 years and became part of Pakistan at our own will," he added.TOI
Pakistan invites India for talks on Kashmir
Islamabad: Pakistan on Monday invited India for talks on Kashmir, saying it is the "international obligation" of both the countries to resolve the issue, notwithstanding India's insistence that it would talk on "contemporary and relevant" issues in India-Pak relations. Foreign office spokesman Nafees Zakaria said in a statement that Indian high commissioner Gautam Bambawale was called to hand over a letter of invitation for talks."The foreign secretary called in the Indian High Commissioner this afternoon (15 Aug) and handed over a letter addressed to his Indian counterpart, inviting him to visit Pakistan for talks on Jammu & Kashmir dispute that has been the main bone of contention between India and Pakistan," Zakaria said.The invitation was extended amid tension in bilateral ties due to the war of words between the two nations over the issue."The letter highlights the international obligation of both the countries, India and Pakistan, to resolve the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions," the statement said.PTI
On Pakistan’s Independence Day, Pak flags hoisted several places, pro Pak rallies in Kashmir
Srinagar: While the J&K govt imposed curfew in all major towns of the Valley to prevent people from observing Pakistan’s Independence Day, Pakistan flags were hoisted across Kashmir Sunday. The biggest rally was in south Kashmir, where militants hoisted and “saluted” the Pakistan flag and addressed large gatherings of people.Hundreds assembled at Kulgam’s Redwani village to “celebrate” the day. As people assembled in the village, four militants, in black dress — with Hizbul Mujahideen scribbled on their backs — appeared and addressed the rally. The militants also gave a gun salute to the Pakistan flag.“We have been told not to come to public rallies. But we have come today because it is August 14…We appeal to people to follow the Hurriyat programme. When they say you should open (the shops), you should open them, and when they call for closure, you should close,” said the militants, who spoke for more than 20 minutes. But the address was barely audible as the wires of the public address system had snapped when people rushed in.In Jabripora village of Bijbehara, locals held a parade to “salute” the Pakistan flag. In Batapora village of Khanabal, hundreds “celebrated” amid the beating of drums. Pakistan flags were hoisted in villages across south Kashmir, on tree tops, mobile towers and electric poles. In Pehnoo village of Shopian, many participated in a rally to hoist the Pakistan flag.In Keegam, Shopian, nine people were injured when police and paramilitary forces fired pellets on a rally. Nine persons were also injured by pellets in Malangpora, Pulwama.Though strict curfew was in place in Anantnag town, Pakistan flags were hoisted in the town after curfew was lifted in the evening. In Baramulla, more than 50 people were injured when police and paramilitary forces fired pellets and teargas shells to disperse hundreds of people, who had assembled to hoist the Pakistan flag at a rally.A large gathering assembled at Azad Gunj in Baramulla for a scheduled “parade” on Pakistan’s Independence Day. The rally was attended by men, women and school children and Pakistani national songs were reportedly played.Pakistan flags were also hoisted at several places in Sopore, Bandipore and Kupwara. Four persons were injured when police and paramilitary forces fired pellets to disperse a rally at Delina in Baramulla. In Sopore’s Bomai village, a similar pro-Pakistan rally was dispersed by police, resulting in clashes in which at least six people were injured. Five people were injured in clashes at Trehgam in Kupwara. Clashes were also reported from several villages in Bandipore. Strict curfew was in place in entire Srinagar city Sunday to prevent pro-Pakistan rallies, but flags were hoisted during night at several places in the city. Indian express
Srinagar attack: CRPF officer, 2 militants killed in gunfight in Nowhatta
New Delhi: Commanding Officer (CO) of 4th Battalion of the CRPF was killed as armed militants attacked a police station in Srinagar’s Nowhatta area in J&K on Monday,police said, as PM  Narendra Modi delivered his Independence Day speech in the national capital. 2 militants have been killed in the encounter but their bodies have not been retrieved yet. Reuters
J&K: National flag falls off post as Mehbooba unfurls it
ABVP protests against Kashmiris chanted 'azaadi' slogans at Amnesty event in Bengaluru
Bengaluru: About 100 activists of the ABVP, an affiliate of the RSS on Sunday protested against the anti-India slogans allegedly raised at a human rights event in a college here. "We demand the arrest of all those who raised slogans against our country and the Indian Army and action against the organisers (Amnesty International India) for holding an anti-national event here," BJP's MP from Mysuru and ABVP leader Pratap Simha said. Accusing the police of inaction on Saturday's incident, Simha said they (police) had refused to register an FIR even after the activists filed a complaint against the culprits. The event was held to interact with some Kashmiri families who were victims of alleged human rights violations in the strife-torn Valley and hear their struggle for justice."For years, these families have been waiting for information from the govt about status of their respective cases(of enforced disappearances, fake encounters and killings) and grant of sanction," Amnesty said on the event. Admitting that some persons at the event had raised slogans, some of which referred to calls for 'azaadi', Amnesty India programmes director Tara Rao said it was important that the conduct of some should not distract attention from the denial of truth and justice to those who have suffered in Jammu and Kashmir."As a matter of policy, Amnesty International India does not take any position in favour of or against demands for self-determination. It, however, considers that the right to freedom of expression under the international human rights law protects the right to peacefully advocate political solutions," Rao said in the statement.IANS
Youth killed in fresh clashes, Kashmir toll rises to 58
Freedom fighter’s grandson Kapil Shastri detained for hoisting Pak flag in Jaipur
Jaipur:A man was detained for allegedly hoisting a Pakistani flag atop the roof of his house in Mansarover area here. The man identified as Kapil Shastri is mentally disturbed and had hoisted the flag on Sunday. On information by locals, he was detained and the flag was seized, police said. A case against Shastri was registered.“Primary probe reveals that the accused is not mentally fit and said that he picked up the flag few years ago from a slum area and brought to his house.“His grandfather was a freedom fighter,” Anil Jaimini, SHO said. He was detained and released.PTI
Khalistan terror module busted: 3 pistols recovered
Amritsar: After busting a terror module a few days ago, the counter intelligence wing of Amritsar police has recovered three more pistols along with 15 cartridges.The police had on Thursday arrested Gurpal Singh of Jalalpur Kalan in Jalandhar, Major Singh, who hailed from Karnal but now lived at Dera Gurdwara Guruana Sahib, Veronangal village here, and Rachhpal Singh of Jalalabad, who lived at Khuda Ali Sher in Chandigarh. Police said accused had links with the Khalistan Zindabad Force and other foreign-based terrorists.HT
Indian media ‘stirring up’ negative sentiments: Chinese daily
Beijing: Blaming Indian media for “stirring up” negative sentiments against China by highlighting the “divergences” in ties, a state-run Chinese daily said on Monday that the press on both sides should be cautious about attempts by the West to drive a “wedge” between the 2 countries.Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi paid a visit to India on Friday. As a number of media outlets reported, tour was focused on cooperation over the upcoming G20 and BRICS summits, an op-ed article in the Global Times said.“However, quite a few Indian media started to cover the tour a week ago with the eye-catching headline ‘China blocked India’s NSG bid, but now wants help on South China Sea’,” said the article titled ‘Indian media should view Beijing-Delhi ties constructively.’“After negative hype over Sino-Indian ties by Indian media for a long time, it is not hard to envisage that they did it again this time. Yet while they grab all the attention they want like always, they have also caused a deterioration in the Indian public’s views of China,” it said. PTI
China's state-run media blames free press in India for 'negative sentiments' towards Beijing
Delhi: Police entry triggers ‘raid’ uproar in Jamia, DCP denies allegations
New Delhi: Jamia Millia Islamia students staged a protest on the university campus Saturday, alleging that Delhi Police had conducted “raids” and “surprise checks” at their hostels. Police, however, maintained their personnel had gone to meet the proctor and dismissed the allegations of the students.Proctor Mehtab Alam said police did not have permission to enter the campus. “Police were told not go inside gate number 4, but they still entered. I got to know this had happened when a student called me. The students were feeling threatened because they thought there would be a raid, but there was nothing like that. The police had apparently told the students they had permission, which was not true. In fact, when I asked them later how they had entered, they apologised profusely,” said Alam.A student said the police personnel were seen on the campus around 3.30 pm. He said, “We saw some commotion near the Allama Iqbal Hostel for boys and realised police were taking videos and photos of the hostel residents. When they proceeded to other hostels, we started following them. But the provost came and stopped us. How can the police just enter the campus and videograph and photograph students?”Mandeep Singh Randhawa, DCP (south east), however, said, “The beat staff had gone to meet the proctor. There was no confusion. We did not conduct any raid and neither did anyone videograph in the hostels. All allegations are false.”Hundreds of students gathered outside the vice-chancellor’s office, demanding a “fair inquiry” into the matter. “The provost and proctor should make it public that they did not give permission and launch an inquiry into how police entered without permission,” said a girls’ hostel resident.indian express
Kashmiri students decide not to step out of hostel in Jamia Millia Islamia college
New Delhi:A day after police allegedly raided a hostel in Jamia Millia, students protested for the second day in a row. While some students were seen huddled together in small groups, others held placards denouncing the “raid”.Meanwhile, students from Kashmir decided to remain indoors for the next few days. “We are scared to step out of our hostel rooms and go anywhere. The situation in the Valley is adding to the fear in Delhi. We didn’t go to the university today and will not go for the next few days,” said an MA student of the department of History and Culture.A professor, who hails from Kashmir, said, “Hostels are supposed to be the safest place for students from Kashmir. But after police entered the hostel, students are even more scared. Considering that Independence Day is just a day away, the fear is even more palpable.”A first-year Kashmiri student, who is planning to apply for the hostel, said he was having second thoughts. indian express
'Why only Jamia comes under the scanner?' Open letter from Jamia students after Police raid in hostels
Students demand suspension of officials in Jamia raid
NDA govt facing dilemma to prosecute Zakir Naik, due to possible mass fallout or evidences compiled against him cannot stand in court of law?
Mumbai: Centre would have to tread cautiously in taking legal action against Zakir Naik for his alleged hate speeches and involvement in unlawful activities considering his mass appeal and possible fallout in poll-bound states, political analysts say.According to Professor of Political Science at Maharashtra College Shahid MZ, Naik has a mass appeal among the minority community and with several states going to polls in the upcoming months,BJP-led govt  may not want to be seen as “anti-Muslim”. Several States are going to polls next year with Uttar Pradesh, which has a sizable Muslim population, being the most crucial of them. “If the Centre indeed takes action against Naik at this juncture, they may lose credibility with the minority community, which I do not think they can afford,” said Shahid. NDA govt would have to tread cautiously over the issue, especially after it faced widespread criticism for violence against Dalits by cows vigilantes. “If Dalits plus Muslims turn against the govt  at this juncture, heavy losses are in store for the ruling party,” he said.Vivek Bhavsar, a senior journalist said, the biggest difficulty the govt  would face is to ensure evidences compiled against Naik stand in a court of law. “There does not seem to be damning evidences against Naik as far as his speeches are concerned. Based merely on this ground, it will be difficult to successfully prosecute him as he may prove his innocence during a trial,” he said. PTI
Naik’s school under scanner due to 'brainwashing' students, urging parents to keep kids away from 'un-Islamic environment': Police report
Mumbai Police report claims Zakir Naik's Islamic International School is 'brainwashing' students and urging parents to keep kids away from 'un-Islamic environment'. Mumbai Police, in their report on the Naik, have raised "serious concerns" over the kind of education imparted to students at his Mazagaon school, called the Islamic International School.The report, which has been forwarded to the CM 's office and the Home Ministry, said there was enough material in the syllabus to indicate that the school was not only "brainwashing" students into rejecting other faiths, it also urged them to convert people to Islam. Legal experts said that at best, he could be booked for hurting religious sentiments. The school angle, however, could lead to serious trouble for Naik, Mumbai Police sources said. The police investigation said the school, which also has a branch in Chennai, and which, according to its website, is "conceived, planned, and developed by Dr Zakir Naik", asks Muslims to stay away from non-Islamic schools. "Societal influences upon a child should be analysed critically. An un-Islamic environment can result in the corruption of a virtuous Muslim's Islamic understanding, upbringing and values. It is therefore recommended that Muslim parents educate their children in an Islamic school to prevent them from falling prey to the bad influences and immorality prevalent in society," report quotes the school's literature as saying. "Some of the school's literature, which is also available on its website, is highly controversial and objectionable, and could produce indoctrinated individuals," a senior police officer said. Officer pointed to a paragraph on the school's introduction on its website, which says the school aimed to look after its students' needs even in 'afterlife'.Paragraph, according to the officer, talks about Naik's visits to 'Islamic' and 'other' educational institutions worldwide to grasp their approach towards Islamic orientation, teaching methodology, curriculum implementation and management.The management denied all allegations. A senior functionary of the school said, "Curriculum of the School is a combination of modern academics and Islamic studies. Nowhere does it promotes any kind of extremism."MumbaiMirror
Kerala preacher Haneef radicalised youths in Salafist mosque: police
Haneef Mohammed, the preacher from Kerala arrested by the Mumbai Crime Branch for allegedly radicalising nearly 21 youths including a city-based businessman’s son to join the IS, allegedly indoctrinated youths in a Salafist mosque in Kerala, police sources said.After being detained in Peringathur in Kerala, Haneef was brought to the city on Sunday and produced in a holiday court that remanded him in police custody till August 20. Mid Day
Haneef has no links with any extremist group,he spoke only about Islam not terror: local community
HT report claims some clerics do not want Qadianis to be counted as Muslims, in fact all Muslim scholars, sects term them non-Muslims
The data on religious affiliation from the 2011 population census was released last month. Some information from the count – like the decline in Parsi-Zoroastrians numbers by a fifth since 2001 – has been received with gloom, but the statistic on Ahmadiyyas, a sect which is persecuted in many countries because of beliefs that are seen as renegade, has evoked resentment among some Muslim clerics. Members of some mainstream sects have not approved of the inclusion of Ahmadiyyas as Muslims. Recent reports in Urdu papers that the latest census has not counted the sect separately have annoyed clerics. Sect was founded in the nineteenth century by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, who proclaimed himself as the messiah prophesised in the Semitic religions. He also added figures from other religions, like Krishna, Zoroaster, Lao Tzu – founder of Taoism, Guru Nanak, to the list of teachers. His followers are also called Qadianis. “Muslims share some fundamental beliefs: one is the belief in Allah and that Mohammad is the last prophet. There are many Muslim sects and they have a lot of differences, but all of them believe in these 2 fundamental principles,” said Mehmood Daryabadi. “But they say that another prophet was born in Qadian.” He said that a meeting of Islamic scholars held in Mecca in 1972 it was agreed that the sect is not Muslim. “All Muslim sects do the Haj (pilgrimage). There are no restrictions on any sect, but the Qadianis are not allowed,” said Daryabadi. “If Muslims all over the world do not consider them as Muslims why is the govt of India identifying them as such?”Daryabadi suggested that Ahmadiyyas should list themselves in the ‘other religions and persuasions’ category. “India has many other religious minorities; Ahmadiyyas can be recognised as a minority.” HT
Dalits stir intensify in Gujarat as Dalits Muslims participate in large numbers chant Dalits-Muslims bhai bhai slogan
UNA: Vowing to intensify their agitation at a protest rally on Independence day, the dalit community in Gujarat on Monday said they will launch a mega rail roko stir if their demand for granting five acres of land for each family is not met by Gujarat govt  within one month. As thousands of dalits gathered in Una on the occasion of the country's 70th Independence Day where PM  Narendra Modi also came under fire, their leaders sought freedom from atrocities+ and discrimination, amid chants of "Jai Bhim".The tricolor was jointly unfurled by Radhika Vemula, mother of dalit scholar Rohith Vemula who had committed suicide in Hyderabad and Balu Sarvaiya, father of one of the victims of Una dalit flogging incident, in the presence of JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar.The week-long rally which started from Ahmedabad by Una Dalit Atachiyar Ladat Samiti (UDALS), culminated in Una."You take cow's tail, give us land," Jignesh Mavani, a lawyer-turned politician who established the UDALS and led the march, told the huge gathering."We have presented our demand before the state govt. If you do not accept our demand of giving five acres land to each dalit family in next one month, we will launch a rail roko agitation," Mevani said. He also made those who were present there to take a pledge not to be in the business of skinning of cows. Muslim community members came in large numbers to support the Dalit community in their campaign. Slogans like "Dalits-Muslims bhai bhai" were heard at the gathering. PTI
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Bareilly dargah issues fatwa terming eating chicken at KFC Haram
Bareilly: The senior mufti of the Dargah-e-Ala Hazrat in Bareilly has issued a fatwa  against popular food outlet Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), terming it a ‘sin’ to eat there.“It came to my notice that the chicken served in KFC outlets is not halal and thus it is forbidden to consume it according to Islam,” Salim Noori, who issued the fatwa, said on Saturday.“People at KFC process the meat away from the eyes of Muslims and such meat has been termed haram in Islam,” he added. Mufti further said that the halal certificates displayed at these stores have no relevance if the owners and workers could not give details about the procedure that they follow to process the meat.“Halal is not only about killing the animal it is also about the way its meat is processed and cooked. KFC stores do not process or cook the meat in an Islamic way which makes it haram,” the mufti said.He also claimed that the halal certificate displayed at these stores were old and illegitimate. HT
Goondas Act against those involved in mosque attack: CM
Puducherry:A group of unidentified persons allegedly damaged some glass panes of a mosque near Puducherry, prompting CM  V Narayanasasmy to order a probe on Monday.“We will handle such situations with iron hand as Puducherry’s reputation of being a peaceful state should not suffer any setback,” he told reporters here after visiting the mosque at Orleanpet which was allegedly attacked last night. PTI
Hinduism is a way of life, Muslims should adopt it without fear: RSS' Muslim body
Nagpur:Muslim Rashtriya Manch organized many programmes on the occasion of Independence Day. Convenor of the Manch Indresh Kumar himself hoisted the National flag at of Dawoodi Bohra Community Mosque situated in Eitbhatta area. Secretary of Bohra Community Sheikh Shabir Firdi lauded all pro-active works undertaken by RSS and MRM. Firdi went on to say that the country in which they are living is Hindustan and is a country of Hindus. The country embraced Islam which came to Hindustan 1400 years ago. He added that Hinduism is a way of life and it is a duty of every Muslim to adopt it. He claimed that he has seen Sangh from very close quarters. He has offered Namaz in Hindu Temples. Nagpur Today
BJP keen to appoint lawyers linked with RSS as HC judges: Kejriwal
Delhi CM  Arvind Kejriwal alleged that NDA Govt  was delaying appointment of judges in various High Courts as recommended by the Supreme Court collegium because the ruling BJP is keen to appoint lawyers associated with the RSS to the coveted post. He said that according to the figures, around 40-50% seats of judges in the High Courts are vacant.ANI
Develop rational thoughts to deal with inequalities: scholar at SIO conference
Mangaluru:A healthy society should be based on rational thoughts. Extremist thoughts and violence cannot be a solution for the problems such as inequality, said Kannada University, Hampi, research scholar and professor Dr M Chandra Poojary.He was addressing the regional conference organised by Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO) on the theme ‘Be Moderate, Say No to Extremism’ here on Sunday. SIO's President Iqbal Hussian presided over the event.deccan herald
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Give us EU visa freedom in Oct. or abandon migrant deal: Turkey
Istanbul:Turkey could walk away from its promise to stem the flow of illegal migrants to Europe if the European Union fails to grant Turks visa-free travel to the bloc in Oct, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said. His comments in Bild’s Monday edition coincide with rising tension between Ankara and the West following the July 15 failed coup attempt. Turkey is incensed by what it sees as an insensitive response from Western allies to the failed putsch in which 240 people, many of them civilians, were killed.Asked whether hundreds of thousands of refugees in Turkey would head to Europe if the EU did not grant Turks visa freedom from October, Cavusoglu told Bild:“I don’t want to talk about the worst case scenario – talks with the EU are continuing but it’s clear that we either apply all treaties at the same time or we put them all aside.”Reuters
Liberated from IS, Syrian women burn burqas, men shaving beards: Times of Israel
In scenes of joy from a Syrian city liberated from Islamic State occupation in recent days, residents of Manbij were seen celebrating in the streets, with women burning burqas — full-body coverings, which also hide the face — and men cutting beards that had been mandated by their rulers.“To hell with whoever invented this thing,” one woman cried as she held a lighter to a black robe, in a video obtained by the Middle East Media Research Institute. “They stifled us in this. Let them wear it themselves.”IS imposes a harsh and extreme version of Islam on the territory under its control, including a mandatory dress code. Under the extremists’ reign, women had to wear long black cloaks that covered all but their eyes, while all adult men were forced to grow beards. Smoking was banned. Children and other women around her clapped and cheered as the cloth began smoking.“This will be the fate of Daesh,” a man interjected.The last remaining IS fighters abandoned the city of Manbij near the Turkish border on Friday after a rout the Pentagon said showed the extremists were “on the ropes.”The retreat from the city which IS captured in 2014 was the jihadists’ worst defeat yet at the hands of the SDF, an Arab-Kurdish alliance backed by US air power.In the street celebration, another woman wearing a red head covering helped the first hold the burning robe aloft.On the streets, men and women were seen embracing the liberating militias, as men trimmed their facial hair.One man with a prosthetic arm flagged down a cameraman. “Allah be praised,” he said. “What happened to your hand?” the cameraman asked. “They chopped off my hand,” the amputee said, smiling. “They said I’d stolen a motorcycle.”In a photo posted online by Kurdish activists, a young woman defiantly uncovered her face while smoking a cigarette and flashing a victory sign.
Syria: Scores killed in Idlib and Aleppo violence
Opposition activists in Syria say at least 66 people have been killed in fighting across the country in the past 24 hours. They say Syrian govt  and Russian air strikes have carried out fresh bombarding of Aleppo and neighbouring Idlib province.There were 26 air strikes in Idlib on Sunday alone, killing at least nine people, according to the activists."Perhaps nothing indicates more effectively how intense the fighting is in Syria than the daily death toll," said Al Jazeera's Reza Sayah, reporting from Gaziantep on the Turkey-Syria border."Rarely have we seen a day where scores of people have not been killed."Late on Sunday, at least 35 people were killed and many more injured, some critically, after a suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest inside a bus in Syria's Idlib province, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights . aljazeera
Taliban overruns district in Afghanistan's Baghlan
Taliban fighters have captured a key district in Afghanistan's northern province of Baghlan after days of fighting, Afghan officials say. The fighters launched a coordinated attack on Dahana-e-Ghori on Friday that led to heavy fighting in the area until the Taliban took control of the district on Monday.Amir Gul Hussainkhil, deputy police chief of Baghlan, said Dahana-e-Ghori district was under siege for days and the Taliban managed to seize it because dozens of Afghan forces made "a tactical retreat". However, the Taliban, said they killed and captured "many" policemen."We have hoisted our white flag in the district now. Many Afghan forces have been killed and 33 soldiers are captured," Zabiullah Mujahid, Taliban spokesman, told Al Jazeera.Al Jazeera's Qais Azimy, reporting from Kabul, said the Taliban opened two other frontlines, fighting against Afghan security forces in Baghlan-e-Markazi, which neighbours Dahana-e-Ghori, and in Tala wa Barfak. "So if the Taliban manages to keep control of Dahana-e-Ghori and gain control of Baghlan-e-Markazi district, where heavy fighting is still going on, that could mean they will be able to control the main highway of the nine other districts."Elsewhere, in the southern province of Helmand, fighting continues to rage in four districts as Afghan forces hold off fighters advancing on the provincial capital, according to govt officials. aljazeera
Yemen’s Brotherhood’s Al-Islah party leader gunned down
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