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02 October 2016

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02 Oct. 2016: 29 Zil Hajj 37: Vol:7, No:170
INDIA: KASHMIR ISSUE & SUOTH ASIA
Avoid war, hold dialogue to resolve disputes: Jamaat-e-Islami Hind urges to Govt
New Delhi: Condemning the Uri terror attack, an Islamic body today urged the Centre to take all possible steps to avoid war with Pakistan and suggested that the two sides hold dialogue to resolve the disputes. Addressing a press conference, office-bearers of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) also flagged concerns over alleged slow pace of probe in the Mewat double murder and gangrape incident as it claimed that the handling of the case indicates the Haryana govt is “shielding” culprits. It also hit out at the BJP govt in Assam over its anti-illegal immigrant drive, alleging that the members of the Muslim community there are being harassed in the name of the initiative. “We strongly condemn the (Uri) terror attack and death of the soldiers. (But) both India and Pakistan must show wisdom and sincerity using path of dialogue and consultation in order to resolve their issues.”“War is not a panacea for our problems. India must take all steps to avoid war with Pakistan,” JIH president Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Umari told reporters, according to a statement. He also asked the govt to devise ways to curb breach of security “like it happened in the Uri incident”. Further targeting the Haryana govt over the Mewat incident, he alleged that the handling of the case suggests the Manohar Lal Khattar dispensation is “trying to shield culprits and side with a particular community”. JIH secretary general Muhammad Salim Engineer, who also briefed the press, voiced concerns over Assam government’s anti-illegal immigrant drive and claimed many community members have been put in jail without proper probe. Indian express/PTI
Avoid war, hold dialogue to resolve disputes: Jamaat-e-Islami Hind to Centre: deccanchronicle
Avoid war, hold dialogue to resolve disputes: Muslim body to centre : indiatoday
Muslim body urges against war with Pakistan: newsx
Avoid war, hold dialogue to resolve disputes, urges Jamaat-e-Islami Hind: The Statesman
Muslim body urges against war with Pak: greaterkashmir
Muslim body urges India to avoid war against Pakistan: indiatvnews
Avoid war, hold dialogue to resolve disputes: Muslim body to Govt: deccanherald
Avoid war with Pakistan,Muslim body Jamaat-e-Islami Hind tells India: IANS
Jamaat Urges Govt of India to avoid war with Pakistan

India never attacked any country, nor covetted any territory: PM Modi
New Delhi:India has never attacked any country, nor has it ever coveted anyone’s territory but made supreme sacrifice fighting for others, PM Narendra Modi said on Sunday.“India has not attacked anyone. It is neither hungry for any territory. But in the two World Wars (in which India had no direct stake), 1.5 lakh Indian soldiers had laid down their lives fighting for others,” the PM said.PTI
India snubs UN for saying didn’t ‘observe’ LoC firing
New Delhi: In A sharp response, India on Saturday dismissed claims by the UN that the UN mission monitoring the ceasefire “has not directly observed” any firing along LoC. Responding to a question on the “surgical strikes” conducted by India targeting terror launch pads in PoK, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said at a daily press briefing that UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) had not “directly observed” any firing. “They are obviously aware of the reports of these presumed violations and are talking to the relevant concerned authorities,” he said.Dismissing these remarks, India’s Permanent Representative to UN Syed Akbaruddin said the facts on the ground do not change whether somebody has “observed” it or not. indianexpress
UN chief offers to mediate between India, Pakistan
Surgical strikes: UN says 'no firing observed', India trashes claim
Will take some days to bring back soldier in Pakistan custody: Parrikar
Pune: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Sunday that the standard mechanism at level of DGs of Military Operation (DGMO) of India and Pakistan has been ‘activated’ to bring back the soldier who was captured by Pakistan after he had ‘inadvertently crossed LoC. Parrikar was asked about the efforts being made by the Indian govt to bring back Indian Army soldier of 37 Rashtriya Rifles who has been captured by the Pakistani forces after he, according to Indian authorities, ‘inadvertently crossed the LoC.’He replied, “There is a standard mechanism at the DGMO level, which has been activated.” He also said that the soldier had nothing to do with the surgical strike carried out by special forces along LoC. indianexpress
India will carry out more surgical strikes if its security challenged: Parrikar
Dehradun: India will carry out more cross-border surgical strikes if its security is challenged, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Saturday, stepping up the attack on Pakistan.He said, “Missions like the Thursday's surgical strikes on terror camps could be done again if the security of the country was challenged or jeopardised.” zee news
Army Chief meets Special Forces behind strikes, takes stock of border situation
Just wait and watch, says Rajnath on footage of Army's surgical strikes across LoC
New Delhi: The valour displayed by Indian soldiers to the entire world by the manner in which they carried out 'surgical strikes' against terror launch pads across the Line of Control has made the country proud, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said.PTI
‘Drama exposed’: Pakistan media questions India’s surgical strikes across LoC
Islamabad:  A visit to areas along the Line of Control arranged for journalists by the Pakistan Army dominated the front pages of newspapers in that country on Sunday,with military officials saying there was “no evidence” of India’s surgical strikes.Urdu Daily Jang, country’s largest circulated newspaper, led with the headline “India’s drama exposed”, while the headline of another paper, the right-wing Daily Ummat, screamed “Bharat’s lies and falsehoods exposed”. English newspapers too led with the same story. The Express Tribune headlined its report, “Journalists flown to debunk Indian myth”.Journalists were shown different points at the LoC and given a briefing by the Inter-Services Public Relations, after which many reported that they were satisfied, based on their interviews with local residents and military officials, that no surgical strikes had taken place as claimed by India.Other commentators focussed on the larger picture. In his column on Sunday in the influential Dawn newspaper, human rights defender IA Rehman wrote that PM Nawaz Sharif has perhaps done all that he could to draw the international community’s attention to the Kashmiri people’s ordeal.Sharif and members of his large entourage spoke of the situation in Kashmir to whoever they met in New York on the sidelines of UN General Assembly. By all accounts offered by Pakistan’s media, the Kashmir mission, carried out with unusual vigour, went off well — this despite a slight slip while drafting the press release on the meeting with US secretary of State John Kerry, and the attempt by Pakistan’s enemies to sabotage its efforts by attacking the Indian military camp at Uri, Rehman wrote.Rehman added, however, “But was the world listening?” He said the question is unavoidable in view of, among other things, the world community’s decision some years ago to delete the Kashmir issue from the list of its concerns. The article was extensively shared online.HT
Incursions impossible, Pak military insists
Pak army flies media to LoC to 'prove' no surgical strikes by India
Japanese report questions India's claim of conducting surgical strike on Pakistan soil
NDA govt creating war hysteria for UP polls: Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh
Budhlada:Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh on Sunday disapproved of the evacuation of people from the border areas of the state, alleging BJP-led NDA govt at the Centre is creating “unnecessary war hysteria and tension” with an eye on UP Assembly elections. “Our army is staying at peace time zones and our villages are being uprooted. Punjabis are being made scapegoats for next year’s UP polls, as BJP has been unable to establish any foothold there so far,” he claimed. “When there are not even remote signs of war, why uproot poor farmers and that too at a time when their crops are ready for harvest?” Amarinder asked. Asserting that as of now, there are no signs of war which would necessitate their relocation or evacuation to safer areas, he appealed to villagers along the border areas not to leave and said he will join them soon. Amarinder claimed that there were no troop movements on the either side of the border after the surgical strike by the Indian Army on terror launch pads across the LoC.PTI
Explain urgency behind evacuation from border villages in Punjab: Amarinder Singh
'Get out, the Pakistanis are coming': For lakhs along the Punjab border, war has already begun
Noida: Muslims hold rally in support of Army, burn Sharif’s effigy
Noida: A group of Muslims held a rally in support of India and the Army after Friday prayers in Dankaur village of Greater Noida. Holding placards and banners, they marched in the village and expressed their support to the country.Local people also raised pro-India and anti-Pak slogans and burnt Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif's effigy.Nasir Hussain, a local resident, said that usually people suspect the loyalty of Muslims in a situation like war with Pakistan. Local Muslims offered prayer and then conducted a rally from Tauliyan Masjid to the village. Around 200 people joined the rally and visited different spots and market areas and returned to the same spot. The people also burnt the effigy of Nawaz Sharif.TOI
Surgical strikes: Muslim community leaders offer prayers, celebrate Indian Army’s success
Pak’s friend China blocks Brahmaputra tributary
New Delhi: Days after India reviewed its use of water under the Indus Waters Treaty with Pakistan, China announced that it had blocked a tributary of the Brahmaputra to facilitate work on one of its "most expensive" hydropower projects in Tibet.While the announcement by China's official news agency Xinhua in an article might be intended to only give India a scare, the development is sure to raise hackles here as diversion of Brahmaputra waters remains an emotive, volatile issue in India's northeast, particularly Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. Lalho project on the Xiabuqu river, a Brahmaputra tributary, at Xigaze in Tibet entails an investment of $740 million. Govt sources said they were still checking if this would have any impact on the flow of water into India.Beijing doesn't have a pact with any of the lower riparians. India and China did sign an MoU in 2013 but Indian officials said Beijing has not always been open about sharing hydrological data.TOI
China snubs India again, blocks move to ban Masood Azhar at UN
New Delhi: China on Saturday extended its technical "hold" on JeM chief Masood Azhar for a further 3 months in the UN Security Council's 1267 committee.The "hold" is on an international move to ban the JeM leader by UN.JeM as an organization is already on the proscribed list. But in March this year, China put a technical "hold" on the move to put sanctions on Azhar. The resolution to ban him was co-sponsored by the US, UK, France and India, with 14 other countries acquiescing. China was the only one to block it with a technical hold. In the past 6 months, India has lobbied with China to lift the hold. Confirming in Beijing, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said, "China always maintains that on the listing matter, 1267 committee should stick to the main principles of objectivity, impartiality and professionalism, base its judgments on solid evidence and decide upon consensus among the members of Security Council," he said in a written reply to a question.He added, ""There are still different views on India's listing application. Extended technical hold on it will allow more time for the committee to deliberate on the matter and for relevant parties to have further consultations."TOI
Night raids by security forces send Kashmir youth into hiding; Official sources say about 6000 arrested so far
Srinagar: By day, the Kashmir Valley is in the grip of an uneasy calm. But at night, raids by security forces looking for youths supporting the militant cause are causing widespread fear. Even as the valley remains shut for the 86th day, a semblance of normality has returned, barring some parts of south Kashmir, the epicentre of a seemingly unending unrest.More people and vehicles are seen during the day and no major incident of violence has been reported from south Kashmir for over a week. The outward calm, however, seems to melt away after sunset.Residents here and in south Kashmir say that night-time raids by security forces have forced scores of youths to go into hiding.The night raids are being conducted jointly by the police and paramilitary forces, almost daily, in the south, central and north Kashmir areas.Police have reportedly arrested thousands from different parts of Kashmir, but no official figures were available.Residents in south Kashmir's Achabal area said police personnel in civilian dress come to the town at night and enter houses. A resident said they are very rough with anyone who opposes them.Reports of the night-time raids have also come from Kupwara, Sopore, Budgam, Bandipora, Ganderbal and Srinagar.A resident of Kulgam town said that security forces raided his house looking for his son. Official sources said that over 3,500 youths had been arrested in south Kashmir, about 1,500 in north Kashmir and around 1,000 in central Kashmir in recent weeks.IANS
Youth injured in J&K protests dies
Srinagar: A youth injured in last month’s protests in the Valley succumbed to his injuries on Saturday, taking the toll of civilians killed in the region since July 9 to 88.Muzaffar Ahmad Pandith, who was hit by pellets at Chek-e-Kawoosa in Narbal area of Central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Sept.14, died at SKIMS on Saturday. Clashes erupted at Kaimoh village in south Kashmir on Saturday after Armymen, who reached there following inputs on the presence of a terrorist, were not allowed to enter the hamlet. indianexpress
Ex-sarpanch shot dead in Pulwama in J&K
Srinagar:Militants on Sunday shot dead ex village headman affiliated to opposition National Conference in Pulwama district of south Kashmir, police said.“Gunmen shot dead Fayaz Ahmad Bhat at his home at Kandizal in Kakapora area of Pulwama district this afternoon,” a police official said.PTI
Day 86: Kashmir continues to remain shut; fresh clashes reported
Nepal regrets postponement of Saarc summit, urges members not to aid cross-border terror
New Delhi: Nepal on Sunday urged Saarc member states to ensure that their territories are not used by terrorists for cross-border terrorism, as it announced the postponement of the 19th Saarc Summit."To achieve peace and stability in the region, Saarc member states must, among others, ensure that their respective territories are not used by terrorists for cross border terrorism," Nepal said, without naming Pakistan.Nepal, which is the current chair of Saarc, expressed regret over the fact that regional environment is not conducive to host the 19th Saarc Summit+ as of now. The summit was to be held in Islamabad in the month of Nov. "Nepal will initiate necessary consultation on successfully holding the summit with the participation of all member states, the country's foreign ministry said in a press statement. timesofindia
Nepal to talk with SAARC members to press for holding summit
Environment not conducive to host SAARC Summit: Nepal
SAARC pull out result of Pakistan’s protest on war crimes trial: Sheikh Hasina
‘Islam zindabad’: Balloons with 'message' in Urdu for Modi found in Punjab
Gurdaspur: 2 balloons with a message, written in Urdu and purportedly addressed to PM Modi, were found at Ghesal village in Dinanagar which had witnessed a terror attack last year, police said on Saturday.Police got the message, written on a piece of paper and pasted on the yellow-coloured balloons, translated. It read: "Modiji, Ayubi ki talwaren abhi hamare paas hain. Islam zindabad."The balloons were first seen by a villager near his house yesterday and when he found the note written in Urdu, he handed them over to the police.PTI
Balloons with message in Urdu found in 3 Punjab districts
Rebel Baloch leader Dilshad thanks India for support at RSS-backed seminar
New Delhi: Rebel leader Mazdak Dilshad Baloch on Saturday thanked India for its support to the Baloch cause, saying it meant that they were “no longer alone”. Participating in a seminar on ‘Baloch Nationality’ at the RSS-backed India Policy Foundation (IPF), he told the gathering, which included journalists, former diplomats and retired armed forces officers that theirs was “the strongest movement of Balochistan; it is a grass root movement run by Baloch people not by any Khan or tribal leader”.Emphasising the importance of Indian support to Baloch movement, he said: “You do not know how alone we were. But now, we are not alone.” IPF also released a booklet titled “Balochistan - What the world needs to know” edited by Prof Geeta Bhatt of Delhi University.IANS
RSS think tank takes up Baloch issue
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Bihar becomes dry state again, Nitish Kumar enforces new law to ban liquor:PTI
Patna:2 days after the Patna High Court quashed its order on prohibition, Bihar govt on Gandhi Jayanti Sunday came out with a new law banning liquor with more harsh provisions like arrest of all adults in the event of recovery of the contraband in their house. The govt notified the Bihar Prohibition and Excise Act, 2016 to ensure that the ban on sale and consumption of alcohol including Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) as well spiced and domestic liquor continued in the state.At a special Cabinet convened on Sunday, CM Nitish Kumar and other members of his Cabinet took a pledge that the govt would continue with prohibition which is “ushering positive social change” in the state.Besides retaining many provisions of the previous one, the new liquor law has some more stringent provisions including enhancing duration of imprisonment, hiking amount of fine, arrest of all adults in case of recovery of liquor bottle from a house and collective fine on a place in case of habitual violation of prohibition. CM told reporters that the new liquor law, brought into force from today, would be a real tribute to the Father of the Nation when the state is readying to observe centenary celebration of Gandhiji’s Champaran Satyagraha against British rule from the state in early 2017.
Nitish issues new liquor law with harsher provisions: PTI
Bihar liquor ban: Nitish govt to approach SC against Patna HC order
Watch: UoH dalit scholar, expelled along with Rohith Vemula, refuses to accept PhD degree from VC Appa Rao
New Delhi:In a video which has surfaced on social media, one of the four PhD scholars, who were expelled from University of Hyderabad along with Rohith Vemula, is seen refusing to accept the PhD degree from VC Appa Rao as a sign of protest.The incident occurred during the 18th convocation ceremony of the university and the video was uploaded by one Ilas Ul Haque, another student at the UoH. The student who is seen refusing to accept his doctorate degree is identified as A Sunkanna.PhD scholar Rohith Vemula had committed suicide in January this year leading to protests by students who alleged Dalit students were discriminated against in the University.Vemula’s suicide gave rise to a massive outrage across the country following which VC Appa Rao had to step down from his office. A case was also registered against him under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.However, he resumed office after two months in March. The student, A Sunkanna told The News Minute that he had not planned this in advance and decided only when he saw VC Appa Rao was presenting the degree to students.The video has been shared more than 2,700 times and viewed by around 14,000 people so far. INDIAN EXPRESS
BJP leader surrenders in Bijnor riots case
Meerut: One of the prime accused in the Bijnor violence, Aishwarya Chaudhary, a local BJP leader, surrendered to police and was sent on judicial remand on Sunday.Chaudhary, who is an advocate, was accused of provoking and instigating Sansar Singh and his supporters, which led to the clashes and killing of three members of a Muslim family in Peda village of Bijnor on 16 Sept.Chaudhary, the Bijnor district president of the Adhivakta Sangh, an RSS-affiliated lawyers' body, was also accused of being present at the site of violence. He was on the run for last fifteen days. He is also the district president of the advocates' union. His association with BJP is evident from the billboards hung in Bijnor.According to the ADG (Law and Order) Daljit Chaudhary, Aishwarya was leading the mob. Police claimed to have photographic evidence pointing to Aishwarya's active participation in the communal violence which put western UP on the boil, potentially risking another Muzaffarnagar like riots.The police said that the 17 accused who were arrested so far have mentioned Aishwarya's involvement during their interrogation. the hindu
Do not discriminate between Savarkar, Godse: Mahasabha
Meerut: On the day father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi was born, the Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha on Sunday hailed his killer Nathuram Godse and asked BJP not to discriminate between Vinayak Damodar Savarkar and Nathuram Godse. Hindutva outfit established a bust of Godse in its office in Meerut and observed Gandhiji's birth anniversary as “dhikkar diwas (day of shame and disgust)”.National vice president of the Hindutva outfit Pandit Ashok Sharma organised a puja before establishing the memorial for Godse.Declaring Godse for “hero” of the country, Sharma said, “We expected that the BJP govt will understand the contributions of Nathuram Godse, like it appreciates that of Savarkar. But it appears that out of political opportunism the political party does not have the courage to accept the legacy of Godse.”“If the Modi govt praises Savarkar and garlands his photo in the Parliament house every year, then it will have to also acknowledge the contribution of Godse. It can not discriminate between Godse and Savarkar because both come from the same ideological stream which RSS and BJP is so scared to accpet out of political opportunism,” added 72-year-old Pandit Sharma who is an old time Hindu Mahasabha activist. the hindu
On Gandhi Jayanti, Hindu Mahasabha unveils statue of Nathuram Godse, the assassin of Mahatma
Stir over land issue in Jharkhand's Hazaribagh: 4 killed as protesters clash with cops
Hazaribagh (jharkhand): A clash between police and people protesting against a project of the NTPC claimed 4 lives and left more than 20 injured in Jharkhand’s Hazaribagh district Saturday. 4were killed when police opened fire to control the crowd, which had turned violent. Three victims have been identified as Abhishek Rai (17), Mohammad Mehtab Ansari (30) and Ranjan Ram (17). The fourth has been identified as Rajesh, but police are yet to gather information about his family.The incident occurred when a mob attacked a police party escorting local Congress MLA Nirmala Devi, said police. Nirmala Devi is leading the protest against the project at Chirudih village in Barkagaon. The NTPC was allocated a coal block in Barkagaon in 2004 to set up a power house. Local villagers have been demanding higher compensation and jobs in the coal mining projects at Pakri-Barwadih in Barkagaon.
Hazaribagh clash: Jharkhand CM should quit, demands Congress
4 Jharkhand villagers killed in police firing over NTPC land issue
5 killed many injured in police firing in Jharkhand
Muslim organisations blame police for violence in Coimbatore
Coimbatore: Federation of Islamic Organisations in Coimbatore has blamed the police for the violence that took place in the district after the murder of Hindu Munnani leader C. Sasikumar on Sept.22. Addressing a press meet here on Saturday, the representatives of Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam, Popular Front of India, Jamat-e-Islami Hind, Manithaneya Jananayaka Katchi, Jamyathu Ahlil Koran Valhathees, Manithaneya Makkal Katchi, Social Democratic Party of India, Indiya Towheed Jamath, WPI, Indiya Manavar Islamia Amaipu and Campus Front of India said that had the police been more careful the violence could have been avoided.Within hours of Sasikumar’s murder, crude explosives were hurled at mosques and thereafter during the funeral procession, commercial establishments and houses of Muslims were attacked.This pointed to the failure of the police that dealt with communal incidents. Anticipating violence, should they have not deployed riot control police to prevent the damage to properties worth several crores.Bodies were all for the arrest of  murderers of Sasikumar and the rule of law had to prevail. thehindu
Communal tension in UP’s Bulandshahr district
Lucknow: Communal tension was reported from UP’s Bulandshahr district after dirty water was thrown at a temple on the first day of the Hindu festival of Navratri, police said. More than a dozen people were injured in stone-pelting from both the sides as according to locals, when the priest was cleaning the temple for Navratri puja,a person from a neighbouring house threw dirty water and spilled garbage around it.Senior officials including the DM and the SSP reached the site of the clash and pacified the irked mobs.Thereafter, both the sides have retreated but tension continues in the area, an official informed IANS, adding that the incident took place at Deoli village in the morning.The officials said that a verbal spat broke out between the two sides who came to blows sooner and pelted stones at each other. The priest of the temple was injured in the incident.
Communal tension grips Bulandshahar: UNI
NHRC report on Kairana faces flak for being 'prejudiced and communally charged'
Civil society activists have condemned a recent report published by the NHRC into allegations of persecution of Hindu families in Kairana in UP  as being “prejudiced and communally charged”, and demanded that the premiere human rights body withdraw the report.On Sept.21, NHRC had published a report enquiring into allegations made by BJP MP Hukum Singh in June that 346 Hindu families had been persecuted and driven out of the Muslim-majority town in the previous two years.The allegations were reported as false by the district and state administration who stated that a door-to-door survey showed that majority of the 346 people named by Hukum Singh had migrated for economic and other reasons. Newspaper dailies including The Indian Express, The Hindu, HT had also reported the claims of communal persecution to be false.The civil society activists tore into the commission's report for “blaming desperate riot victims for criminality without citing any credible and independent evidence” at a time when UP  is due to have assembly elections soon.The activists include Harsh Mander of Aman Biradari; Akram Chaudhury and Afkar India who work in Shamli; Madhavi Kuckreja and Mamta Verma of Sadbhavana Trust, Lucknow and Farah Naqvi, an activist in Delhi. scroll.In
PFI to hold conference for spreading communal harmony
New Delhi: Capping its month-long nationwide campaign to spread the message of communal harmony, a city-based NGO today said it will hold a conference here on Monday to "stop the politics of hate".PFI had started the drive on Sept.1 on the theme of Stop Politics of Hate and various programmes such as conferences, street corner meetings exhibitions were held."We will hold a huge public gathering National Peoples Conference at Talkatora Stadium on Oct.3 to mark the conclusion," a PFI official said. PTI
Modi trying to divide Muslim community: PFI
Court extends judicial custody of 16 IS suspects till Oct25
New Delhi: A special court has extended till Oct.25 the judicial custody of 16 suspected ISIS operatives, arrested from across the country on charges of recruiting and financing people to join the terror outfit. During the proceedings, District Judge Amar Nath passed the order after he was informed by the NIA that it has supplied the copies of deficit documents, including statements of protected witnesses in the case, to the accused, sources said.The court had recently denied interim bail to one of the accused Syed Mujahid, saying his liberty “shall impact the security of the State”.PTI
Patidars, dalits, OBCs, Muslims feeling alienation in Gujarat Model: Magsaysay awardee Nikhil Dey
Ahmedabad: Ramon Magsaysay awardee and rights activist, Nikhil Dey on Saturday said that the communities like Patidars, dalits, OBCs and Muslims are feeling alienation in Gujarat which has been hailing as the model state.On recent agitations of Patidar, OBC and Dalits, Dey said, "I do not think Gujarat model is some great model. Firstly, the idea of Gujarat had a model at sometime. But Gujarat has huge communal strife now. Though it had achieved economic growth but there is a social disharmony.""Even the so called well off community- Patidars, they are also feeling sense of alienation. Dalits, Muslims, Patidars and OBCs are also feeling alienation, something seriously needs to be thought about it," Dey said.Dey hailed the recent dalit agitation calling it peaceful, innovative and being led by young people.TOI
Maratha protests: parties adopt ‘wait & watch’ approach
Muslims stage demonstration in Aurangabad for reservation: UNI
Bhushan, Yogendra form new ‘Swaraj India’ party
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Syria's east Aleppo facing inhuman 'savagery': UN
Geneva: Civilians under bombardment in Syria's rebel-held east Aleppo are facing "a level of savagery that no human should have to endure," UN aid chief said on Sunday. Stephen O'Brien, who heads UN humanitarian office (OCHA), issued a fresh plea to ease the suffering of some 250,000 people besieged by a Russian-backed Syrian govt offensive to retake the key city.In a statement, O'Brien called for "urgent action to bring an end to their living hell."Syrian Bashar al-Assad is battling to reclaim Aleppo, once the country's economic powerhouse. Diplomatic efforts to stem the bloodshed have failed."The healthcare system in eastern Aleppo is all but obliterated," O'Brien said, after the largest hospital in the rebel-controlled area was hit by barrel bombs on Saturday. "Medical facilities are being hit one by one," he added.AFP
Syrian army advances as 'Aleppo carnage' sparks fury
Syria: Barrel bombs destroy Aleppo’s largest hospital
Aleppo: The largest field hospital in opposition-held Aleppo city was destroyed Saturday by barrel bomb attacks carried out by Syrian regime forces, according to local civil defense sources. A regime helicopter dropped barrel bombs on the hospital in al-Sakhour district, leaving it along with a number of ambulances totally destroyed, the sources, who spoke anonymously due to security concerns, said. According to the sources, regime forces targeted aid teams that were helping evacuate the hospital. Marwan Salim, Aleppo-based activist, said number of people were reportedly killed and injured in the attack. Anadolu
Syria's war: Aleppo hospital bombed again
Aleppo hospital raid: Ex-Assad classmate speaks out
Aleppo airstrikes ‘war crimes’: Arab League
Arab League called on international community to intervene to stop bloodshed in northern Syria’s Aleppo city. spokesman Mahmoud Afifi denounced ongoing aerial bombardment of hospitals and civilians in Aleppo. Anadolu
Arab states call on UN to intervene to stop Aleppo assault
Germany: Hundreds call for end to bombings in Aleppo
Putin threatens Obama with 'repercussions' if US jets attack Syrian govt aircraft bombing Aleppo hospital
Syria conflict: Besieged areas of Aleppo a 'living hell'
More than 1,000 Iraqis killed in September: UN
 A total of 1,003 people were killed in violence across Iraq last month, according to UN Assistance Mission for Iraq. Anadolu
After France & Belgium, Bulgaria bans Islamic veils
Sofia: Bulgaria on Friday banned wearing Islamic veils in public that cover the face, joining a small number of EU countries as the debate on religious freedoms rages across Europe. Parliament approved the law that “bans wearing in public clothing that partially or completely covers the face”, referring to the burqa or the more common niqab.Infringements carry fines of 200 leva, rising to 1,500 leva for repeated offences. Bulgaria’s mostly centuries-old Muslim community, dating back to conversions during Ottoman times, makes up around 13% of the population, mostly in Turkish minority. AFP
US: Muslim man on way to deliver Friday sermon punched
Egypt detains reporters conducting street interviews
Egyptian police arrested 3 opposition journalists who were conducting street interviews indowntown Cairo about President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi's request for small donations of spare change to fund development programmes, officials say.aljazeera
Erdogan condemns US Congress 9/11 law
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan condemned Saturday a US Congress vote to override Barack Obama’s veto of a bill allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia, saying he expected the move to be reversed as soon as possible. Relations between Ankara and Riyadh have tightened considerably in the past months as they pursue joint interests in Syria. Erdogan had on Friday hosted Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naiff for talks at his palace.“The allowing by the US Congress of lawsuits to be opened against Saudi Arabia over the 9/11 attacks is unfortunate,” Erdogan said in a speech for the opening of parliament.The visit by Saudi Crown Prince to Ankara was the latest sign of the burgeoning relationship between Turkey and Saudi. middleeastmonitor
Turkey visit renews bond of brotherhood: Crown Prince
9/11 law ‘toothless’, politically-driven: Saudi experts
Israel 'campaigns to change the status quo at al-Aqsa'
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