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13 October 2016

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13 Oct. 2016: 11 Muharram 1438: Vol: 8, No:10
INDIA: Talaq & uniform civil code
Centre trying to bring in uniform civil code to nullify Islamic law, destroying nation’s plurality: Muslim Personal Law Board threatens govt with internal war
The Muslim Personal Law Board issued a stern warning to Prime Minister Modi asking the govt to prepare for 'internal war.' Board issued the warning after reacting to the Law Commission announcement to gauge public opinion on whether to introduce uniform civil code in an ongoing bid to end the practice of triple talaq. The law commission which has addressed the issue of abolishing 'Triple Talaq' has invited the ire of the Muslim Personal Law Board. "Uniform Civil Code is not good for this nation. There are so many cultures in this nation which have to be respected. We are living in this country with an agreement held by the constitution, which allowed us to practice our religion" Maulana Wali Rehman, Secretary General of the Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) was quoted as saying to reporters in New Delhi."In America, everyone follows their personal laws and identity. How come our nation doesn't want to follow their steps in this matter?," asked Rehman while also pointing out that there are separate provisions for tribals in India. Rehmani also attacked Prime Minister Modi and said that the move was an attempt to divert public’s attention from failure of 30 months of the government’s functioning. Board also hit out at PM Narendera Modi saying that this is an attempt by him to try and hide the failures of his govt.  “They cannot protect India’s borders and seem to be fueling internal strife,” he said.The members also claimed that Hindus practiced polygamy more than Muslims and also that the cases of divorce were more among Hindus as per the census.Board also asserted that all Muslims are united on the matter and that any attempt at forcing the introduction of a uniform civil code can hamper internal peace. According to the Hindustan times, India’s apex Muslim body hit out at the government, accusing the Centre of trying to bring in a uniform civil code to nullify Islamic law and destroying the nation’s plurality. “Modi has triggered an internal war in this country. All Muslims will respond to this – in large numbers,” the AIMPLB said. “You can’t impose a single ideology in India.”“We are living in this country with an agreement held by the Constitution. The Constitution has made us live and practice our religion. We won’t accept the UCC at any cost. Maulana Arshad Madni, head of Darool Uloom, one of the biggest institution of Muslim world, slammed Modi government for interfering religious matters of Muslim community in order to impose law of a particular religion.“Muslims equally participated in India’s freedom struggle, but their participation is always underestimated. We are united and outrightly opposed the Uniform Civil Court and affidavit filed by the Law Commission seeking abolition of triple talaq,” said Maulana Arshad Madni. "All India Muslim Personal Law Board along with all prominent Muslim organizations like Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Muslim Majlise- Mushawarat, Milli Council, Markazi Jamiat Ahle Hadees plus the schools of thought like Deoband, Barelvi, Ahle Hadith, Shia etc., reject the questionnaire prepared by the Law Commission.The press conference was addressed by Maulana Mohammad Wali Rahmani, General Secretary of Muslim Personal Law Board, Maulana Arshad Madani (Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind (Arshad Madani group)), Maulana Qari Mohammad Usman (Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind (Mahmood Madani group)), Mohammad Jafar (Jamaat-e-Islami Hind), Dr Manzoor Alam (Milli Council), Maulana Asghar Ali Imam Mehdi (Jamiat Ahle Hadees) and others. Ibtimes.co.in/HT/India.com/ India Tomorrow/PTI
Govt ‘imposing single ideology’ in uniform civil code: Muslim law board attacks Modi Govt
Will boycott law panel questionnaire on uniform civil code, says Muslim personal law board
Less than a week after the Law Commission asked if the practice of triple talaq could be abolished and whether a uniform civil code should be optional, AIMPLB Board has announced its boycott of the Law Commission's questionnaire. AIMPLB announced its boycott of Law Commission's proposal saying, is a "fraud" and the law commission isn't acting independently and is instead acting at the behest of the Centre. Dnaindia/ TOI
Muslim community won't bear any interference in Personal Law: Board
Triple talaq: Muslim Law Board attacks PM Modi; says we'll boycott uniform civil code
Triple talaq debate: Uniform Civil Code 'not good for nation', says Muslim Law Board
Govt using uniform civil code to divert attention from failures: AIMPLB rejects law panel questionnaire
Triple Talaq: We’ll boycott Uniform Civil Code; Muslim Law Board
Boycott govt's call for public opinion on Uniform Civil Code, declares Muslim Personal Law Board
Muslim Personal Law Board Attacks Modi Govt Over Uniform Civil Code
Triple Talaq row: Uniform Civil Code is not in India's favour, says MPLB
All India Muslim Personal Law Board rejects Uniform Civil Code
'Uniform Civil Code unacceptable': AIMPLB decides to boycott Law Commission questionnaire
Triple Talaq row: AIMPLB rejects Uniform Civil Code, Law Commission affidavit

Will never accept Uniform Civil Code, says Abu Azmi
Asaduddin Owaisi opposes Uniform Civil Code, questions Law Commission's questionnaire
Law panel seeks opinion on ending which it projects as 'evils' in 3 religions: TOI
Hyderabad: Law Commission's exercise to formulate a Uniform Civil Code reached a critical phase as it asked the citizens to give their views on ending several religious practices and customs that had been branded anti-women in all three major religions.Sending out a list of 16 questions to gauge public opinion and the direction in which it should proceed, the Commission also asked whether to ban or regulate polygamy?The question may appear aimed at ending the much criticised practice of a Muslim man permitted to marry up to 4 women. But the commission adds another question to it to end similar practices such as Maitri-Karar.Maitri-Karar, even though banned by law, is still practised sporadically in Gujarat. Through this, a married Hindu man signs a friendship pact on stamp paper with another woman and brings her home to live together. Timesofindia
Congress says Uniform Civil Code can’t be implemented, BJP calls its progressive
New Delhi:In the face of strong opposition to Uniform Civil Code by Muslim outfits, Congress on Thursday said its implementation would be impossible while BJP asserted that the move is aimed at moving towards a progressive society. Other opposition parties like JD(U) accused the BJP-led central government of trying to polarise the people ahead of Assembly polls in several states, with leader of MIM Asaduddin Owaisi saying that bringing the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) will “kill” the diversity and plurality of India.BJP national secretary Sidharth Nath Singh said the Law Commission is taking opinion of all the stakeholders on the issue following which it will form a “considered opinion” and give it to the Supreme Court.“Now it is for the Muslim Personal Law Board to consider whether they want to be part of the stakeholders or they want to be an individual identity… if Personal Law Board people are misinformed, I cannot do much about it,” he said.JD(U) MP Ali Anwar asked the government why it was only focusing on Muslims and said it is not the time to start such a debate. “They want to polarise the society.”Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut said “for how long the Muslims will stay away from the national mainstream. The Muslim Law Board should support the UCC as it will help the community, especially the women to come out of misery.“Our party’s stand is ‘one code, one law’ and it should be viewed as a national issue rather than religious one.”In his reaction, Owaisi said those pushing for UCC were not aware of India’s pluralism and diversity.PTI


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J&K: 3 months, 1,000 eye injuries by pellets
Srinagar: On Oct.9, 3 months after protests broke out in the Valley following killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, Mohammed Ehsan became 1,000th person to sustain pellet injuries to the eye. As many as 820 of those 1,000 have undergone treatment at Srinagar’s Shri Maharaja Hari Singh(SMHS) hospital. Ehsan was hit in the right eye during protests in Srinagar’s Soura area. Doctors said he would require multiple surgeries, but will not regain complete vision. According to SMHS hospital records, of the 820 admitted with eye injuries, at least 80% were aged 26 or less. More than 30 were aged 15 or less. According to records, 457 people had “multiple structural damage” in eyes and required a vitrectomy and more than 2 surgeries. Doctors said 14 eyes had to be “eviscerated”, while 44 patients suffered injuries to both eyes. Head of SMHS’s Ophthalmology department, Dr Tariq Qureshi, said 5 wards have been designated to handle the rush of patients. Srinagar’s SKIMS Medical College has seen 131 such injuries since July 9.indian express

India is Russia’s privileged strategic partner: Vladimir Putin
Moscow: President Vladimir Putin has said Russia remains one of India’s leading suppliers of advanced weapons and defence technology as ‘India is Russia’s especially privileged strategic partner’.“Our countries actively collaborate in the military technical field. Russia remains in the lead in terms of both direct supplies of most advanced weapons and military equipment and conducting joint researches with India, as well as producing goods for military purposes,” Putin told IANS/Sputnik in an exclusive interview ahead of his visit to India for the five-nations BRICS Summit in Goa this weekend.“The construction of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile and the development of a new, fifth generation fighter aircraft are mong the successful joint projects,” Putin said.IANS
Modi a warmonger, says Digvijaya Singh
new delhi: Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Thursday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi by calling him a “warmonger”. “Warmonger Modi is slowly getting India in a War like situation with Pakistan. He sees this as the only option to win the next election,” Mr. Singh tweeted. In another tweet, the Congress general secretary said: “But by doing this he is only strengthening ISI and Pakistan Army clique and weakening the Political Leadership in Pakistan.”“Can two nations armed with nuclear weapons afford a War?” he asked. The hindu
World
Putin issues emergency call to ALL Russians to return home amid WORLD WAR fears
Russia’s Vladimir Putin has issued an emergency decree that all officials urgently repatriate any family members living abroad amid fears the world is about to be plunged into a new global conflict. According to reports, the Russian leader has told diplomats of all ranks to “bring relatives home to the Motherland”. Administration staff, politicians and public sector workers have been ordered to take their children out of foreign schools immediately. Russian political analyst Stanislav Belkovsky told the Daily Star: “This is all part of the package of measures to prepare elites to some 'big war’.”The worrying development – which follows after President Putin suddenly cancelled a visit to France – applies to all state employees.Workers were reportedly told to pull their children out of school immediately, even if it was in the middle of term.Anyone who fails to act will put their chances of promotion at risk, local media reported. Putin's cancellation is the latest deterioration in ties between Moscow and the West. Among the recommendations is for students in foreign universities to shift to Russian institutions. Older citizens should also return to Russia, diktat seen by Znak.com apparently states. Sources said Russian officials were irritated by the fact that the children of Russia’s political elite were being educated abroad, while their parents were seen “talking about patriotism but surrounded by Russia’s enemies”. Earlier, the Russian strongman said the US would have to compromise in the war in Syria.He also launched a stinging attack on France, accusing President Francois Hollande of deliberately luring Moscow into vetoing a UN resolution on Syria and questioned whether Paris was doing the bidding of the US. Express UK
Russia & US will engage in ‘global war’, unless ‘proxy’ Syria conflict resolved – Turkey’s deputy PM
81 civilians dead after Aleppo pounded in aerial onslaught
Syria's Aleppo city was the scene of mass carnage on Wednesday with at least 81 civilians killed in air strikes on rebel-held neighbourhoods, a local rescue group said.First responders said the divided city's eastern sector was pounded by more than 50 Russian and Syrian government missile attacks throughout the day that also wounded more than 87 people - some of whom are in a critical condition. "Up until this moment the Civil Defence is still working to pull people from the rubble," Ibrahim Abu Leith, an Aleppo-based spokesman for the White Helmets, a rescue group operating in rebel-held areas, told Al Jazeera. Earlier in the day, air strikes on a busy marketplace in the Fardous neighbourhood killed at least 22 people. aljazeera
Israel slammed for video depicting Palestinians as home invaders who only recently arrived
Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been criticised for sharing an "awful, warped piece of propaganda" after it published a satirical video about the history of the Jewish people. Titled "Welcome to the Home of the Jewish People," 3-and-a-half minute long video depics Jacob, Rachel and their child, enjoying life in "Land of Israel"."No matter who came knocking at the door, Jews stayed put in their home-sweet-home, the Land of Israel, for 3,000 years," the post on the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs Facebook page reads.However, the couple are interrupted by a knock at the door from "2 hipsters with well-groomed beards" who speak in an "ancient assyrian language".After the Asyrrians take over the living room, Jacob and Rachel move to their bedroom. "So it's now 750BC. In about 2,750 years, we'll have some quiet here," Jacob jokes.The family are then interrupted again by a procession of visitors who claim the house as their own, including Greeks, Romans, Arabs, crusaders, Mamluks and Turks from the Ottoman Empire.There is then another knock on the door as the British arrive, claiming the house in the name of the British Empire. British then give them back their house "in the name of the League of Nations".The couple celebrate the news, and Jacob says: "Finally, a state of our own, the Land of Israel."However, they are interrupted by a Palestinian couple knocking on the door, who peer inside the house before the video ends."What an awful, warped piece of propaganda," one person commented underneath the video. "A complete and total erasure of Palestinians. Do you really think people are this stupid?"The Independent
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