Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Evening NEWS DIGEST
05 April 2017: 07 Rajab 1438: Vol: 8, No:158
INDIA:MEAT,TALAQ & POLITICS
State cannot impose a backdoor meat ban; Govt responsible for ensuring access to slaughterhouses: HC gives Adityanath govt 10 days for slaughterhouses plan
Allahabad High Court has told UP Govt that it cannot impose a prohibition on meat under the guise of a crackdown on illegal slaughterhouses, and pointed out that the state is obliged to ensure people have access to legal, healthy meat. Responding to a plea from a meat seller petitioning for his licence to be renewed, a Lucknow bench of the HC passed an order on April 3 saying food choices cannot be treated as “wrong” by the state. The bench of justices Sanjay Harkauli and Amreshwar Pratap Sahi ordered UP govt, under CM Adityanath, to hold a meeting of its high-powered committee on licencing slaughterhouses and meat shops before April 13, as reported by LiveLaw.in.“To provide an immediate check on unlawful activity should be simultaneous with facilitating the carrying of lawful activity, particularly that relating to food, food habits and vending thereof that is undisputedly connected with the right to life and livelihood. Food that is conducive to health cannot be treated as a wrong choice,” said HC. The insistence that the govt was simply cracking down on illegalities also missed another crucial point:In UP, under law, it is state’s responsibility to build and maintain slaughterhouses, and ensure people have access to legal, healthy meat. In many cases illegal meat has thrived only because municipal-run slaughterhouses have failed to do their jobs, and the govt has refused to renew licences of meat shops.The HC’s order reiterates this point, especially after the govt’s counsel said that the state has not issued any direction for prohibition of meat but were simply ensuring illegal slaughterhouses shut down. HC reminded the govt that it cannot just crack down on illegal slaughterhouses while neglecting the job of providing and licensing a legal supply of meat. It also said that the new administration cannot simply blame the previous govt, which some say failed to modernize and legalise slaughterhouses, and thereby effectively ensure a ban on meat. It said, “issue of non-availability of any such facilities for the slaughtering of animals is the major concern that has given rise to this problem. In the absence of any facilities having been provided by the 15 Municipal Corporations, local bodies or Zila Panchayats, such trade or profession may prima facie face complete prohibition and affect the livelihood of those involved in this trade.” “This being on the part of the traders the same also affects public life in general particularly the consumers of such foodstuffs that are not being now made available on account of imposition of stringent policing without making any provision for slaughtering or such facilities that are necessary for the continuance of such trade and business. Thus, it is the private life of an individual that is also affected who may desire to have such foodstuffs as his private choice of consumption” it added. Scroll.in
Choice of food & its trade part of right to life: HC gives Adityanath govt 10 days for slaughterhouse plan
Rajasthan announces reward on ‘gau rakshaks’ who lynched man, files murder case
Alwar:Under pressure following the death of 55-year-old Pehlu Khan in a brutal attack by cow protection activists on Saturday, Rajasthan police have announced a reward of Rs 5,000 for anybody providing information on each of the six suspects identified so far.Khan succumbed to his injuries at Kailash Hospital in Alwar on Monday night. The other four victims have been discharged, and allowed to return to Nuh – their hometown in Haryana.The large group of gau rakshaks (cow protectors) had attacked Khan and 4 others while they were transporting cattle along the Alwar highway on Saturday. When police reached the spot, they left the five men behind and fled. “We had registered a case against the attackers on the basis of a statement provided by Pehlu Khan before his death. The culpable homicide case has now been converted to that of murder,” said Alwar SP Rahul Prakash.Prakash named Om Yadav, Hukum Chand Yadav, Sudhir Yadav, Jagmal Yadav, Naveen Sharma and Rahul Saini as suspects in the FIR. A case has also been lodged against 200 unidentified people, he said, adding that 3 teams – comprising officers from 6 police stations – have been constituted to arrest them.hindustantimes
Rajasthan: 5 men assaulted by gau rakshaks, 1 dead
Rajasthan Minister justifies death of Muslim man by Gau Rakshaks, saying both side were at fault
After a Muslim man died of his injuries after being beaten up by gau rakshaks, or cow vigilantes, in Rajasthan's Alwar, state home minister GC Kataria has said has now said that both parties were to be blamed for the Muslim man's death because cow smuggling was illegal in the state.The minister justified the incident, where a bunch of men beat a man to death, by saying a case had been registered for both the sides. huffingtonpost
Govt committed to taking action against illegal slaughterhouses in Rajasthan: Minister Kriplani
Rajasthan govt  is committed to ban illegal slaughterhouses in the state, Local Self Govt  and Urban Development Minister Srichand Kriplani said.The statement comes days after a congregation of Hindu priests here demanded a complete ban on all slaughterhouses in the state.PTI
If problems persist in UP, meat traders could extend strike to the entire country:Sirajuddin Qureshi
Sirajuddin Qureshi is president of All-India Jamiatul Quresh, which is an association of the Quresh community, a Muslim subgroup that has been traditionally engaged in the meat trade and has witnessed a degree of economic mobility. On March 30, Qureshi led a delegation of meat traders to UP  CM  Yogi Adityanath after a state-wide crackdown on the so-called illegal abattoirs and sealing of meat retail shops.In this interview with Scroll.in, Quresh gives details of the delegation’s conversation with Adityanath, witch-hunt against meat traders, speculates on the possibility of the meat strike in UP  being extended to the entire country, and talks about his conversation with PM  Narendra Modi, whom he met in 2014. scroll
UP: 3 meat-sellers booked for claiming in sting video they could supply beef
Agra:An FIR was registered against three meat-sellers in Meerut on Tuesday for allegedly claiming they could supply as much beef as a customer wants, in a video shot as part of a sting operation by a local channel. While one of them has been arrested, the other 2 are on the run, said police. Alok Priyardashi, SP City, Meerut, said that Shaukat Ali and Liyaqat Ali of Ismail Nagar locality were booked on the charge of hurting religious sentiments. Raids are being conducted to arrest them, police said.Wakeel Ahmed, another meat-seller seen in the video making similar assurances, was arrested from Hapur by Meerut police on Tuesday. indianexpress
Meerut: Meat-seller held after sting finds him ‘assuring’ of beef supply
26 illegal abattoirs shut; anti-Romeo squads doing great: UP minister
UP Govt Assures That It Has No Objection To Renewing Licenses Of Slaughterhouses
UP slaughterhouse crackdown: Adityanath govt taking political advantage of negligent local authorities
Mumbai: HC seeks mechanism to stipulate religious days for ban on meat sale
Mumbai: Bombay High Court asked the Maharashtra govt  to come up with a mechanism to fix dates on which there would be no sale of meat in the city owing to the religious festivals. A division bench of Justice Anoop Mohta asked the govt to device the mechanism while hearing a petition of Bombay Mutton Dealers Association.The petition had challenged a ban imposed by the Municipal Corporation and the state govt on slaughter of animals and sale of mutton and chicken for four days in Sept. 2015 during the `Paryushan’ period of the Jains.  “Govt will have to fix dates after discussing (the issue) with all the parties…. It is a matter that has to be handled in a mature manner. There has to be an arrangement in the society. The govt will have to come up with a solution,” Justice Mohta said, adjourning the hearing till tomorrow.PTI
BJP's cow development cell mulls protests against illegal slaughterhouses in West Bengal
Buoyed by steps taken against illegal slaughterhouses in several other BJP-ruled states, members of Cow Development cell of BJP are mulling on protesting against the illegal abattoirs in West Bengal.“We are in talks with the BJP Bengal leadership. There is a wave across the country and people should be awakened now. This is the right time to hit the roads and start a movement against these illegal activities,” Dr SK Mittal, co-convenor of Cow Development Cell said.DNA
Ujjain city to be completely free from meat, chicken shops, slaughter houses: Administration
Ujjain: Collector Sanket Bhondve and Municipal Commissioner Ashish Singh today said the holy city would be completely freed of meat and chicken shops as well as slaughter houses shortly. Both officials gave an assurance in this regard to Jain Sant, Kamalmuni on Tuesday. freepressjournal
Ajmer dargah head sacked over 'blasphemous' remarks on beef and triple talaq
Syed Zainul Abedin Ali Khan, the diwan of the Ajmer Dargah in Rajasthan, was sacked by his brother Alaudin Alimi after the latter got upset with Khan's statements in support of a ban on beef and triple talaq. Alimi declared his brother a "non-Muslim" and announced himself as the new diwan of the dargah.A few days ago, Khan had called upon all Muslims to give up eating beef and also said that the practice of triple talaq is against Islam. "We (Muslims) should give up eating beef to honour the religious sentiments of our Hindu brethren... My family and I have taken a pledge on this day that we will never have beef for the rest of our lives," Khan had said adding that sale of beef was one of the prominent reasons for communal hatred.Alimi claimed that his family supported his decision to sack Khan and appoint himself as the new diwan of the Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti mausoleum in Ajmer. The post of diwan, a hereditary one that belongs to the heirs of 12th-13th century sufi priest, does not have any control over the shrine's management but receives a monthly remuneration from the management committee appointed by the govt."I am not interested in salary. He (Khan) can have the money. Buy I won't allow him to enter the shrine now. Whatever he has said is blasphemous. I have spoken to muftis (Islamic scholars who interpret Sharia) and we will be issuing a fatwa against him. He is no longer a Muslim...I am the new diwan. I have the support of the entire (Chishti) clan," Alimi said, alleging that Khan was an "apostate because he had spoken in violation of the Islamic law". ibtimes
Ajmer shrine chief sacked for “blasphemous” support to beef ban, declared “non Muslim
Ajmer Dargah chief sacked over beef, triple talaq remarks
Feud in Ajmer Dargah Dewan’s family after his remark on triple talaq
Shia body bats for talks to settle Ayodhya issue, ban triple talaq
Lucknow: All India Shia Personal Law Board (AISPLB) said on Wednesday the dispute over a religious site in Ayodhya should be resolved through talks and also denounced the practice of triple talaq amid fresh spotlight on both the issues.“We are of the view that in the interest of the country, the parties to the dispute (both Hindus and Muslims) should sit down together and solve the matter through talks,” Maulana Yasoob Abbas of the AISPB said after a meeting of the executive committee in Lucknow.Muslim body also adopted a resolution endorsing a ban on cow slaughter. It praised the ‘fatwa’ or the religious decree issued by a renowned Iraqi Shia cleric Ayatullah Bashir Najfi imposing a ban on cow slaughter and said it would be followed it in letter and spirit in India as well.
Shia Board issues fatwa against cows slaughtering, beef consumption
Use Waqf land to help divorced women: Shaista Ambar of AIMWPLB to UP  govt
Lucknow: AIMWPLB has urged the UP govt to open rehabilitation homes for divorced women on Waqf land, where they could be imparted training under skill development schemes and become self-reliant. Its chuef Shaista Ambar raised the issue in a letter sent to UP Women and Child Development minister Rita Bahuguna Joshi. Shaista also demanded that Waqf properties be used for rehabilitation of not only divorcees, but also for widows, elderly and homeless women, rape survivors and victims of domestic violence. PTI
Police registers complaint against man for divorcing wife through newspaper ad
Hyderabad Police on Wednesday registered a complaint of a woman who was divorced through a newspaper advertisement. However, the police said that they would proceed further in the matter after verifying the facts and taking legal opinion. Yesterday evening we received a written complaint from Nazmin. She has complained that her husband Mustaquddin, who married her in Jan.2015 took her to Saudi Arabia. She gave birth to a child. They came to India in Jan.2017 along with their child. He left her in India and went back to Saudi Arabia. He then called her and told her that he would send her some papers through his advocate. She came to the police station and met the DCP also. We registered her complaint under,? M. Srinivas Rao, ACP Mirchowk told ANI. ACP further said that the complainant also alleged that her husband?s brother also molested her in Saudi Arabia.ani dnaindia
OTHERS
Dalai Lama’s Arunachal visit “will escalate dispute in border areas”: China
Beijing: The row between India and China on the visit of the Dalai Lama to Arunachal Pradesh spiraled on Wednesday, with the Chinese foreign ministry asserting that the Tibetan leader’s visit to the State “will escalate dispute in border areas”.Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying also stressed, in response to a question at her regular briefing that the Dalai Lama’s visit had “severely damaged” India-China ties.“India is keenly aware of the role of the 14th Dalai Lama. Arranging this visit to the disputed areas not only runs counter to India’s commitments on Tibet but will escalate the dispute in border areas,” she said. Tibetan leader’s visit had "severely damaged China's interests and China-India relations", and Beijing would lodge a diplomatic protest. India had acted “obstinately “by green-lighting the visit, despite repeated Chinese protests,'' she said.Rejecting India’s position that the visit was purely religious in nature, Ms. Hua said that no one believed that the Dalai Lama was visiting a “disputed region” for religious reasons alone. thehindu
Dalai Lama in Arunachal: China lodges protest, talks of ‘serious damage’ to bilateral ties
Stone-pelting youth giving up life for resolution of Kashmir issue: Farooq Abdullah
Srinagar: Stone-pelting youth were not giving up their lives+ for tourism but for resolution of the Kashmir issue as per the wishes of its people, NC president Farooq Abdullah said ."If he (stone pelting youth) is giving up his life, he is not doing it for tourism. He is giving his life so that the destiny of this nation is decided which should be acceptable to the people of this place. This needs to be understood," Abdullah said.PTI
Will support Farooq if he takes ‘concrete measures’ for Islam: J&K Jamat-e-Islami
Srinagar:A day after NC chief, Farooq Abdullah, asked Jamat-e-Islami J&K(JeI) to support his political fight against RSS, it said it would support him if only he takes “concrete measures” for the welfare of Islam.“If Farooq Abdullah will take concrete measures for welfare of Islam, we will definitely support him. Spreading Islam in its real form can be one such measure,” JeI spokesperson, Zahid Ali, told Kashmir Monitor. kashmirmonitor
Bypoll: J&K separatists call for shutdown on poll dates
Srinagar:Separatists have called for a shutdown in Srinagar and Anantnag on April 9 and 12, the respective bypoll dates for these Lok Sabha seats. In a joint statement, separatist leaders including Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik said: “From 6 pm on April 8, people should close their shops and organise protest rallies and demonstrations.”
Crackdown in J&K on youth misusing social media
Srinagar: J&K police have started a crackdown on youth in Kashmir who use social media to allegedly threaten police and other govt  officials or run a ‘smear campaign’ against them. The police officials said they have identified seven persons coming under police stations like Pantha Chowk, Zakoora and Chanapora in Srinagar who threatened police and govt  functionaries through “their posts and uploads”. hindustantimes
India underlines claim over PoK, Gilgit-Baltistan
New Delhi:India underlined its claim over territories of J&K  under Pakistani occupation amid moves by Islamabad to declare Gilgit- Baltistan as a new province. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj asserted in the Lok Sabha that it would be wrong to think that India will let go of any part of its territory. She made the statement after BJD leader Bhartruhari Mahtab wondered if the govt  has even properly responded to Pakistan’s move to make Gilgit-Baltistan its fifth province.PTI

‘We don't accept this EVM govt’: allegations of rigged elections rock rajya sabha: huffingtonpost
Rajya Sabha saw a huge ruckus on Wednesday the with MPs from the Opposition gathering in the well of the house, after which the House was adjourned till 11.30 am.MPs of the Opposition, led by BSP leader Mayawati -- who had first alleged after the Assembly polls that EVMs were faulty -- were heard raising slogans saying, "EVM ki yeh sarkar nahi chalegi, nahi chalegi (we don't accept this EVM govt)."However, the govt was far from convinced, which led to the ruckus. Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad demanded the scrapping of EVMs in the coming elections.The Hindu quoted him as saying, "There is doubt on fair elections. For the first time, EVMs are in the shadow of doubt. We are asked why the suspicion just in UP. It is because it was done smartly. If they had done so in all five states, there would have been doubts. I request EVMs not to be used in Gujarat and Himachal."
Opposition leaders disrupt Rajya Sabha over allegations of EVM tampering
EC should go back to ballot paper system: Congress
 ‘Faulty’ EVM used in Bhind trial was sent from Kanpur after UP elections, say EC officers
A team of Election Commission officers from Delhi on Monday said that EVM used in a demonstration in Bhind, Madhya Pradesh, was “faulty” and that it was among the 300 that were sent from Kanpur after the recent UP elections. EVM had triggered a controversy after a video showed it generating a receipt for BJP even though state Chief Electoral Officer Saleena Singh had selected the button for the Samajwadi Party.The officers were flown in from Delhi on Sunday to look into allegations of EVM manipulation and quell concerns of Opposition parties ahead of the by-polls to two Assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh on April 9. Officials told TOI that the machine seen in the video was used for voting in Kanpur’s Govindnagar constituency during the UP Assembly elections. BJP’s Satyadev Pachauri – now a UP Cabinet minister – had won from the Govindnagar constituency. Scroll.in
Haj pilgrimage by sea route may resume after 23 yrs:PTI
After a gap of nearly a quarter-century, the air at the Mumbai port may once again be filled with chanting of 'Talbiyah', a prayer Muslims invoke before they set off for or during annual Haj pilgrimage.A high-level committee, formed by the govt  to frame the Haj Policy, 2018, is exploring reviving the option of sending pilgrims via sea route to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia next year onwards.The practice of ferrying devotees between Mumbai and Jeddah by waterways was stopped from 1995 on account of MV Akbari, the ship which would transport pilgrims, growing old, a source in Union minority affairs ministry said.
Centre files draft guidelines for regulation of NGOs, VOs
New Delhi: Centre filed in Supreme Court on Wednesday its draft guidelines providing stringent regulatory mechanism for NGOs. SC had asked the Centre to prepare guidelines to regulate NGOs and Voluntary Organisations after finding that nearly 30 lakh of them were operating in India.TOI
Around 80 people suspected to have been influenced by ISIS ideology held so far: Govt
Around 80 people suspected to have been influenced by the ISIS ideology have been held in the country but no input suggests that the radical organisation has established a base in India, the govt  told the Rajya Sabha on WednesdayThere is “no need to be worried” about the radical ISIS spreading in India, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said during the Question Hour. Addressing members’ concerns, he said if some youth get influenced by the radical ideology of the terrorist organisation, govt runs a counter-radicalism programme.PTI
Karnataka: 98 PFI activists held after clash with police
Bengaluru:As many as 98 activists of the Popular Front of India (PFI) were arrested in Mangaluru on Tuesday after members of the outfit laid siege to the Mangaluru Police Commissioner’s office against the March 27 arrest of a PFI activist. PFI activist had been arrested in connection with a Feb.2016 attack on a BJP worker. indianexpress
Bengaluru blasts: Wrap up case in 6 months against 8 accused, Karnataku HC tells trial court
Bengaluru: Karnataka High Court has directed a trial court in the state to conclude within 6 months the trial of 8 persons accused of carrying out a series of bomb blasts at Bengaluru’s Chinnaswamy Stadium on April 16, 2010 ahead of an IPL match between Bangalore and Mumbai.The HC issued the orders following a plea filed by the accused stating that many of them have been languishing in prison since Nov.2011 when they were arrested from different parts of the country on terror charges. 8 people have been charged by Bengaluru Central Crime Branch police in connection with blasts. indian express
Muslim man arrested in UP for making martyred police officer Akhtar Ali’s image as Facebook profile
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Zakir Ali Tyagi, a Muslim from Muzaffarnagar was arrested on Monday after he put up a picture of Akhtar Ali, a slained UP police officer, as a profile picture of his Facebook profile.On April 25, 2016, Sub-inspector Akhtar Ali was killed during a police raid followed by an encounter with goons in Dadri, Noida.UP Police charged Zakir under section 420 of the IPC.Police has also charged Tyagi under IT Act 66A even though the Supreme Court had struck down that Act in 2015. saying it was unconstitutional and had draconian provisions.UP Police is taking the issue under the identity theft. Cyber Crime expert Pawan Duggal has quashed this action by UP police and has said that the arrest and action is based on nothing.Duggal said, “Neither Tyagi did fraudulent activities nor the 66A exists, so the police actions are questionable.”It is to be noted that social media outlets have a guideline where they ask the user to put their original images as profile picture, but many times people use profile pictures of various personnel due to various reasons. Wasim Akram Tyagi, Zakir’s brother, wrote on his Facebook wall, “There are many more who put the profile picture of various leaders and troll and abuse others online. Why police did not took any suo moto action against them?”People from Muslim community have started a campaign against this action of UP Police.TwoCircles
Rohingya refugees dread Centre’s deportation order:TOI
No plans to demonetise Rs 2,000 notes: Govt
US dithers but India aids third gender with bathroom bill
After cigarettes, UP govt bans jeans, T-shirt in UP colleges
Muslim woman denied home in Bhopal society, calls it social boycott
Only 13pc Hindus think Muslims ‘highly patriotic’, just 33pc have them as close friends: Survey
Muslims consider Hindus as much patriotic as Hindus do themselves, but not vice versa: Survey
WORLD
Attack shows war crimes are going on in Syria: UN chief
Brussels :UN secretary-general said that the chemical attack in Idlib, Syria that killed over 100 civilians showed that war crimes in the country are continuing." Horrific events demonstrate unfortunately that war crimes are going on in Syria [and that] international humanitarian law is being violated frequently," Antonio Guterres said in Brussels ahead of a conference on the future of Syria.UN chief added that he was “confident that Security Council will live up to its responsibilities” at its emergency meeting Wednesday.EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini also stressed the need for joint action to stop the violence and war in Syria. Representatives from 70 countries and some international organizations gathered in Brussels to discuss the future of Syria."All the evidence I have seen suggests this was the Assad regime who did it in the full knowledge that they were using illegal weapons in a barbaric attack on their own people," said British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. Anadolu Agency
'Chemical attack' in Syria draws international outrage
Syria chemical attack symptoms consistent with nerve agent use: WHO
Syrian Aid Group Says 100 People Killed, 400 Injured In Chemical Attacks
Idlib hospitals overwhelmed after suspected gas attack
Assad regime continues violating 2013 agreement
No objection to restoring relations with Syria:TunisianPrez
Tunisia’s President, Béji Caid Essebsi, said there is no substantive obstacle after the situation stabilises to restoring relations with Syria. President explained during a meeting with a delegation of Tunisian parliamentarians who recently visited Syria that the Tunisian authorities had not completely severed diplomatic ties with Syria but had maintained a consular representation in Damascus to safeguard Tunisian interests.
UN expanding camps near Mosul as 300,000 people flee
UN has said it is expanding camps for displaced people around the battered Iraqi city of Mosul as the number of displaced people hits 300,000, and a US-backed assault on ISIL there continued. aljazeera
Iraq in chaos as Daesh launches devastating raid on Tikrit
At least 31 people were killed, including 14 police officers, and more than 40 wounded in attacks overnight by Daesh militants in the northern Iraqi city of Tikrit, security and medical sources said on Wednesday.The militants wore federal police uniforms and used a police vehicle to enter the city, police Colonel Khalid Mahmoud told Reuters. middleeastmonitor
US is bankrupt, being run by an ‘idiot’, says IS:Reuters
EU criticises Israel's West Bank demolitions policy
Brazil: Israeli settlements are obstacle to peace
Israel arrest 300 Palestinian children since start of 2017
Pope to meet with UK imams to promote moderate Islam
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