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Tuesday, 11 February 2020

11 FEB. NEWS : AAP- 62, BJP – 8, Cong- 0: AAP sails to victory on Delhi Assembly seats rocked by anti-CAA protests/ ‘Our fight is beyond one election’: Shaheen Bagh observes silent protest on Delhi poll results day/AAP, Opposition say governance has defeated BJP’s hate politics


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 11 Feb.  2020: 16 Jamadi-2, 1441: Vol: 12, No: 129
*DELHI POLL RESULT*
AAP- 62, BJP – 8, Cong- 0: AAP sails to victory on Delhi Assembly seats rocked by anti-CAA protests
Delhi:AAP has emerged victorious in Delhi Assembly constituencies which witnessed protests against CAA. AAP candidates have won from Okhla, Seelampur, Matia Mahal and Mustafabad with a comfortable margin as the electorate rejected BJP as well as Congress. Overall, Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP is set for a resounding comeback with lead on 62 seats in 70-member Delhi Assembly, while BJP will get limited to 8 seats. Congress has failed to open its account the second time in a row.Even as anti-CAA protests and Shaheen Bagh remained at the centre of the BJP's poll agenda in Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal and his party chose to stay mum on it. And it has paid off.Amanatullah Khan, AAP sitting MLA Okhla - which includes the anti-CAA protest site Shaheen Bagh, has secured a comfortable lead with the second-largest margin of at least 80,000 votes. By 6 pm, he had won 74.1% of all valid votes counted. BJP's Braham Singh was a distant second with 21.97 per cent.After the trends showed him in a comfortable lead, Amanullah Khan said, "People of Delhi have given an electric shock to BJP and Amit Shah. This is the victory of work and defeat of hatred." Okhla constituency, which also constitutes Zakir Nagar, Batla House, Jasola, Kalindi colony, Abul Fazal Enclave, Okhla Vihar, Sarita Vihar, Madanpur Khadar, had seen violence during a police crackdown on Jamia campus on Dec.15. The seat is also hub of Shaheen Bagh protest which is underway for the last 50 days. Okhla seat recorded 58.84 per cent. Seelampur, which had witnessed incidents of violence during a protest against CAA, saw AAP candidate Abdul Rehman won by 36920 votes with BJP's Kaushal Kumar Mishra in the second position. On Saturday, Seelampur constituency had recorded a turnout of 71.2 per cent. Another Muslim-dominated area, next to Seelampur, Matia Mahal also chose Aam Adami Party candidate Shoiab Iqbal over BJP's Ravinder Gupta. AAP candidate's victory margin was over 50,000 votes. Matia Mahal had also witnessed anti-CAA protests. Mustafabad, also in Delhi's northeast and a witness to anti-CAA protests, elected AAP candidate. After trailing for the majority of the day, AAP’s Haji Yunus overtook BJP's sitting MLA Jagdish Pradhan to secure victory with a margin of over 20,000 votes. Indiatoday
Delhi election results: AAP wins all 12 seats reserved for SC candidates
Dalit voters were an important vote bank for which there was intense rivalry between the ruling AAP and BJP in Delhi Assembly election. Dalit as a community form around 12 per cent of Delhi voters and have 12 seats reserved for them in Delhi Assembly.As the Delhi Assembly election results came out, Arvind Kejriwal of the AAP -- the Delhi chief minister -- went on to win all 12 seats reserved for Dalits in Delhi.indiatoday
Kejriwal Calls His Win in Delhi Election 'Birth of a New Politics'
Delhi CM and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal, in his first words after sweeping 62 of 70 seats in the 2020 Delhi assembly elections, said the result has given rise to a new kind of politics – one which is about development. He also began and ended his short speech with cries of ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai‘, ‘Inquilab Zindabad‘ and ‘Vande Mataram’, perhaps aimed at the BJP and others who have accused him of wanting to divide the country.“This is a win for every family which took me as their son and gave us such support and votes,” Kejriwal said to a thunderous applause from a large number of party workers and supporters at AAP HQRS.He insisted that “this is a win for every family getting 24 hour power supply, good education for children and proper treatment in hospitals.”Kejriwal said, “People have given birth to a new politics. They have sent a message that vote will go to those who will build schools, mohalla clinics, who will provide water, power and new roads.”. He said this kind of politics was very auspicious and augured well for the country. “This will take us into 21st century. This is also a win for Bharat Mata.”thewire
AAP win positive, want resolution on CAA: Varsity student leaders
Even as AAP was all set to retain power in Delhi with a thumping majority once again, student leaders of three Delhi universities on Tuesday offered different views, including that AAP victory will set an example for the national political discourse.One student leader also demanded the adoption of a resolution by new Assembly against CAA, NRC and NPR.With protests against the CAA gaining ground, issue of hike in hostel charges in JNU was pushed to the background during Delhi election campaign. However, university students had been voicing their demands on the roads as also on social media.JNU student leader Saket Moon said that AAP victory was a positive sign for the country. Reacting to AAP retaining power in Delhi,Jamia Millia Islamia student leader Safoora said: "Now that the AAP looks all set to retain power, I expect them to clear its stand on CAA, NRC and NPR. The party also needs to get a resolution passed in the new Delhi Assembly against these three."nationalheraldindia
Delhi results: BJP loses elections where Yogi Adityanath had addressed rallies
The result of Delhi elections has come as a shocker for Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath because the BJP lost constituencies where he addressed rallies during the hectic election campaign which stretched for over five days. Yogi addressed rallies in Patparganj, Kirari, Mehrauli, Uttam Nagar, Saurabh Vihar, Dwarka, Tughlakabad, Vikaspuri, Rohini, Karawal Nagar, Jahangirpuri and Badarpur. In all these constituencies the candidates of AAP emerged winners driving a big hole in the credibility of UP Chief Minister who claims himself to be an election winner.nationalheraldindia
 ‘Poisonous’ campaign won’t work: AAP, Opposition say governance has defeated BJP’s hate politics
AAPon Tuesday said Delhi Assembly election results indicated that “real nationalism is to work for the people”, reported NDTV. As of 3.22 pm, AAP had won three seats, and was leading in 60 others out of 70 Assembly seats. BJP was ahead in seven seats, according to the Election Commission.“Our victory will prove that real patriotism is that if you get the opportunity in politics, you must work for people,” said Manish Sisodia. “Work on education, hospitals... Delhi will prove that if a government works sincerely, then it can win.” Congress leader P Chidambaram lauded AAP’s performance and said voters in the national Capital had “defeated the polarising, divisive and dangerous agenda of the BJP”. RJD leader Manoj Jha said the biggest takeaway from Assembly election result is that a “poisonous” campaign and statements will not work, reported PTI.“We are not at all disappointed, people have given their mandate [for AAP],” said Jha, whose party had contested four seats in Delhi in alliance with the Congress.scroll
Shaheen Bagh, Jamia Nagar erupt in joy; AAP''s Amanatullah Khan lead by 81k votes
New Delhi:Residents at Shaheen Bagh, epicentre of the anti-CAA protest, on Tuesday celebrated the stupendous success of AAP in Delhi Assembly elections as many here offered free food and ''biriyani'' to mark the party''s victory. AAP''s Okhla candidate Amanatullah Khan had an unassailable lead of 81,000 votes over BJP''s Braham Singh. In the initial trends, Singh was leading by 194 votes, but Khan later took a huge lead and is all set to retain the seat. city''s Shaheen Bagh and Jamia Nagar fall under the Okhla constituency."It is the victory of all of us. We all elected Amanat bhai as our leader. He has helped the women and youth of this area in every sphere, that is, from health to education, infrastructure to jobs. He got many youth from this area employed," Shamima Bano from Shaheen Bagh said.Women protesters erupted in joy with loud rounds of applause as they hugged each other."AAP truly brought development to an aam aadmi (common man). My kids go to a nearby government school. We all go to the AAP government''s Mohalla clinic for treatment. My mother-in-law is being treated for her knee problem since 4 years," Mehjabeen Qureshi said at protest site."AAP understands the needs of its citizens," she added.Asim Khan, a garment dealer said, "We have seen Jamia Nagar change in the last five years. We voted for AAP''s honesty and transparent policies. Not only Jamia Nagar, the entire Delhi voted for real ''vikas'' (development) which is Arvind Kejriwal".PTI
"Current Laga Diya": AAP's Amanatullah Khan  Dig At Amit Shah Over Shaheen Bagh
Kejriwal's Third Term as CM in Bag, AAP Goes Into Pre-2014 Mode to Let Out National Ambition
Delhi elections: BJP lifts its vote share by 6% but fails to convert it to seats
BJP improved its vote share in the Delhi Assembly elections on Tuesday but failed to convert it into seats as the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party handed it a drubbing. The saffron party won 38.45% of the votes cast, data available till 5.45 pm showed. This was higher than the 32.3% vote share for the BJP in the 2015 elections. However, the BJP looked set to win only seven out of 70 seats – four more than its 2015 tally.
Manish Sisodia staves off strong BJP challenge, wrests Patparganj in final rounds of counting
Delhi Assembly elections: Staving off a strong challenge from the BJP, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia Tuesday wrested the Patparganj seat in final rounds of counting.Sisodia, who has been credited with improving infrastructure in government schools, had been trailing against BJP candidate Ravinder Singh Negi until the tenth round of counting.indianexpress
Delhi: Congress losses deposit on 67 out of 70 seats
Delhi has once again rejected the grand-old Congress in Assembly Elections. After giving Shiela Dikshit a chance to rule for 15 years straight, Delhi seems to be in mind to keep the party at bay for a long time.Congress, which had run a campaign on good olds days, seems to have been forgotten by the national capital as the party has failed to save its deposit on 67 out of 70 seats.Only 3 seats where it managed to score enough votes to save deposits were Gandhi Nagar, Badli and Kasturba Nagar. Even Alka Lamba, who had won Chandni Chowk seat from an AAP ticket in 2015, failed to save her deposit.Tweeting on Delhi poll results, former minister P Chidambaram said, "AAP won, bluff and bluster lost. The people of Delhi, who are from all parts of India, have defeated the polarising, divisive and dangerous agenda of BJP. I salute the people of Delhi who have set an example to other states that will hold their elections in 2021 and 2022."Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury also congratulated AAP. "Development agenda has won, I congratulate Kejriwal. Delhi polls have become bipolar, there was nothing for Congress in these polls," Chowdhury said.indiatoday
BJP got befitting reply for torturing students, women in Delhi: Mamata on AAP victory
New Delhi:As Kejriwal-led AAP  is set to return to power in Delhi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday congratulated the Delhi chief minister and said people have rejected BJP’s policies. “I have congratulated Kejriwal, people of Delhi. It is a victory of democracy,” said Mamata.As per the latest vote tally, the AAP was leading in 63 seats, the BJP in seven constituencies while the Congress drew a blank in the 70-member assembly. West Bengal chief minister mocked the saffron party and said they got a “befitting reply” for torturing students and women in the national capital. Addressing a rally in Bengal’s Bankura, Mamata said one state after another was slipping out of the BJP’s grip, and the party would soon lose all states under its control. “BJP tortured students and women in Delhi. The party got a befitting reply in Delhi assembly polls. It will face similar results in 2021 assembly polls in Bengal. Only development initiatives will click (with people), CAA, NRC and NPR will be rejected,” she said.indianexpress
BJP’s series of defeats will not stop now: Sharad Pawar on Delhi poll result
Pune :NCP chief Sharad Pawar stated Tuesday that the results of the Delhi assembly polls were on the expected lines and that the series of defeats for the BJP that commenced a few months will not stop now. He added that the voters of Delhi voted for development issues and rejected the communal agenda.Speaking to reporters in Pune, Pawar said that he was not surprised by the results at all.indianexpress
Thanks for Protecting India’s Soul: Prashant Kishor on Delhi Polls
As trends predicted a majority for AAP in the 2020 Delhi election results, political strategist Prashant Kishor, who was part of the ideation of AAP's campaign, tweeted a message to Delhi voters.‘Thank you Delhi for standing up to protect the soul of India!’ Kishor’s tweet said.THE QUINT
Delhi did not reject us, increase in vote share a good sign: Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari
 Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari on Tuesday said the party will review why it failed to meet its own expectations in the Assembly polls and saw a moral victory in the fact that party’s vote share has increased since 2015. “Delhi must have given mandate after careful thinking. Our vote percentage has increased from 32 per cent to around 38 per cent. Delhi did not reject us and the increase (in vote share) is a good sign for us,” he told reporters.PTI
BJP should've drawn a blank, CAA, NRC helped: Sheila Dikshit's son
Bhopal: Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit on Tuesday said that Congress performance in assembly polls was 'not surprising' and BJP managed to get few seats in the assembly elections in Delhi due to the issue of CAA and NRC.Son of late Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit, Sandeep said, "There was no problem of development in Delhi as the work has been done earlier. People only wanted a few relaxations so that they can save money. BJP should have not won even a single seat.But they got few seats with CAA and NRC issue."ANI
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‘Our fight is beyond one election’: Shaheen Bagh observes silent protest on Delhi poll results day
Shaheen Bagh locality in Delhi that became the centre of the Assembly election contest between AAP and BJP observed a silent protest on Tuesday. Since Dec.15, women in the predominantly Muslim locality have been sitting in a round-the-clock sit-in against the CAA, and NRC. Shaheen Bagh is part of the Okhla constituency in Delhi. AAP leader Amanatullah Khan is set to win the seat, and at last count was leading the BJP’s Braham Singh by more than 77,600 votes.“Today’s protest is silent,” read one of the placards at the protest site on Tuesday. “We don’t support any political party. Our fight is beyond one election. Please understand that.” The protestors refused to speak to reporters as the results trickled in. Another placard said the protestors were against police brutality. “We don’t support any political party,” it added.A man said the protestors would not speak to the media as their words could be twisted. “This protest is not about opposing or supporting any one political party,” he added. “We don’t want anyone to get the wrong message today. We won’t allow either the victors or the losers to manipulate us.”Mohammed Wasim, a local resident, told the newspaper that their movement had no connection with any political party. “It’s great that the protestors have decided not to speak today,” he added. “No politician has spoken up for us. In a democracy, we have to vote for someone. But that doesn’t mean we support everything that party stands for.”Another protestor, identified as Zubair, said the saffron party could not have won Okhla as the it never tried to speak to the protestors.scroll/Indian Express
Shaheen Bagh on results day: Silent protest, loud message
Delhi Results: AAP Sweeps Sites Of Anti-CAA Protests In The Capital
Roads at Shaheen Bagh, Chand Bagh blocked by protesters, MHA tells Lok Sabha; no assessment of loss to general public, says G Kishan Reddy
New Delhi: Home Ministry said on Tuesday that two roads in Delhi — one at Shaheen Bagh and the other at Chand Bagh — have been blocked by protesters, but no assessment has been made about the loss incurred to the general public due to the blockade.Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said in Lok Sabha that the Delhi Police has reported that a main road — No. 13A Kalindi Kunj — at Shaheen Bagh in the Southeast Delhi has been blocked by protesters since 15 December, 2019. Anti-CAA protests started at Shaheen Bagh on that day.Also, a service road in Chand Bagh, near Bhajanpura, in the Northeast Delhi has been blocked by protesters since 18 January, 2020, he said. "Appropriate steps are taken by the Delhi Police to maintain public order. No assessment has been done about the loss incurred to general public due to blocking of road," he said in a written reply to a question.
Centre should talk to Shaheen Bagh protesters, not us:AAP MP  Sanjay Singh
AAP Leader Sanjay Singh said over Shaheen Bagh Protest that it is not related to AAP. People of Delhi are protesting against Centre's decision of CAA they have complaints against the ruling central government. He added, 'If people will protest against AAP government, we will definitely solve it with discussions. Centre should talk to Shaheen Bagh protestors, not us'. abplive
Give us space near Parliament to protest:Shaheen Bagh women
It has been around two months since the protest against the CAA and NRC started at Shaheen Bagh that attracted eyeballs from across world.The protest entered its 59th day on Tuesday, and a hearing in this regard is scheduled on Feb.17 in the Supreme Court.But the question is, would these women end their protest as other people living in the locality are facing problems due to the demonstration. The protest is causing traffic congestion and traffic jams during peak hours.However, 59th day was quite different for these women. A place where there was a chorus going on since the last 58 days witnessed "silence" on Tuesday. The protesting women observed a vow of silence."We will leave this place only when this 'black law' is revoked, no matter what happens to us. If the government is that concerned then it should give us space near Parliament. We will protest there and will also be safe there," said Heena Ahmed, a protester.IANS
Delhi HC seeks Centre’s stand on plea by injured student seeking probe in Jamia violence
Delhi High Court on Tuesday sought Centre’s response to a plea seeking a court-monitored probe by a committee or an SIT into the police crackdown at Jamia Millia Islamia on December 15 last year.A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar issued notice to the Centre, Delhi government and police seeking their stand on the petition filed by a Jamia student who lost vision in his one eye in the violence and is battling to save sight in the other.The petitioner, Md Minhajuddin, has also sought compensation commensurate with his qualifications for the injury suffered by him and also the registration of an FIR against police personnel involved in the incident.The petition has also sought directions to the authorities to bear expenses of his treatment and to provide him a permanent job commensurate with his qualifications.PTI
Aligarh court grants bail to Dr Kafeel Khan
Pediatrician, Dr Kafeel Khan, who was arrested from Mumbai on Jan.29 for making an inflammatory speech at AMU, will be released from jail on Tuesday after he was granted bail by an Aligarh court.Khan will be released from Mathura jail on Tuesday after legal formalities are completed.Chief judicial magistrate Karuna Singh granted bail to Khan on Monday on a bail bond of Rs 60,000. Two surety bonds of Rs 60,000 each would also be furnished by guarantors.Dr Khan's lawyer, Mohammad Irfan Gazi said, "The court was told that Khan was falsely implicated by police under political pressure. After hearing the arguments, the court granted him bail."The suspended doctor was arrested by STF of UP police from Mumbai on Jan29, when he reached the city to attend a protest against the CAA.IANS
Mumbai : TISS Student Urvashi Chudawala Booked For Sedition Gets Interim Protection From Arrest
Bombay High Court today granted interim protection from arrest to a 22-year-old student-activist in a sedition case lodged for allegedly shouting slogan in support of jailed JNU student Sharjeel Imam at an event in Mumbai. Justice S K Shinde, who was hearing the anticipatory bail plea of the student, Urvashi Chudawala, said in the event of arrest, petitioner shall be released on a personal bond of Rs 20,000.The court directed Ms Chudawala to appear before Azad Maidan police station in south Mumbai, where sedition case is lodged, on Feb. 12 and 13 for 3 hours in the morning and thereafter as and when required by the police for questioning.Justice Shinde posted Ms Chudawala's anticipatory bail plea for further hearing on February 24.Ms Chudawala is a student of Mumbai-based TISS and also an activist.According to the police, during a rally at Azad Maidan last week, Ms Chudawala allegedly shouted the slogan "Sharjeel Tere Sapno Ko Hum Manzil Tak Pahuchaenge" (Sharjeel, we will realise your dreams).The court, while granting relief to Ms Chudawala on Tuesday, noted that the sloganeering may not reflect the applicant's ideology.ndtv
NPR receipt row: No more special Aadhaar camps in Bengal, says UIDAI
Kolkata:  UIDAI has decided against giving permission for setting up special Aadhaar camps in Bengal after a form seeking ‘NPR Receipt/TIN Number’ triggered massive confusion in the state. Though the officials assigned for enrolling and updating Aadhaar details claimed that it was an old form, applicants alleged that they found no clarity in the process as it was given to hundreds of applicants already.The application form seeking NPR number came to light last week when a large-scale protest was organised in Kolkata’s Watgunge area after the news spread regarding the distribution of such forms. An official of the state government said that the form was an old one which was used till 2016.“We asked the UIDAI to stop giving permission for setting up special camps and it responded. From now no such special camp will be held in Bengal,” he said. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has been a vocal critic of CAA and NRC.Kolkata has 100-odd permanent Aadhaar centres and special camps were organised to avoid the heavy rush of applicants at the permanent centres to either enrol or update Aadhaar. “Not only the people living in Kolkata, but the problem will also be more acute in rural areas in the backdrop of ongoing agitation against amended citizenship law and the NRC,” said the official.    newindianexpress
Bhim Army chief moves Supreme Court to review February 7 judgment
New Delhi:Bhim Army chief Chandra Shekhar Aazad on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court for a review of its February 7 judgment reiterating the settled law that an individual cannot claim reservation in promotion as a fundamental right. The judgment by a Bench led by Justice L. Nageswara Rao is based on a series of Constitution Bench verdicts, from the Indira Sawhney case in 1992 to M. Nagaraj judgment in mid-2000s.However, Aazad has argued in his review petition that the Februay judgment would "act as a tool in the hands of the oppressors to further oppress and exploit the SC, ST, OBC and the economically weaker sections, causing further marginalisation within the society, thereby defeating endeavor to bring equality between the citizens of this country by the framers of our Constitution particularly those of Baba Sahab Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar".The SC Bench of Justices Rao and Hemant Gupta had observed that State governments were not bound to make reservations. Even the courts cannot issue a mandamus directing States to provide reservations.thehindu
Jamia VC Visits Injured Students In AlShifa  Hospital
New Delhi: Jamia Millia Islamia Vice Chancellor Najma Akhtar, along with other senior officials of the varsity, visited Al Shifa Hospital on Monday night to see students injured during the stand-off with Delhi Police earlier in the day.A senior varsity official said: "Though there was no baton-charge by Delhi Police but some instances of scuffle had left minor injuries to our students. Najma maam went to see them."IANS
Delhi Police registers case against anti-CAA protesters for violence during march from Jamia to Parliament
Delhi Police on Monday said it has filed a case against "violent crowd" that carried out a march against CAA and NRC from Jamia Milia Islamia to Parliament earlier in the day.FIR has been registered under sections relevant to obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions, assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty and omission to assist public servant.The statement from the police said: "Delhi Police, especially the South-East District, showed a lot of patience in handling the aggressive Jamia Students near Holy Family Hospital where they were forcing their way through the police barricades and trying to march to Parliament without permission,""A case is being registered against the violent crowd under relevant provisions of law," the statement further said.
Watch: Injured Jamia student alleges police violence during students’ march to Parliament
Jamia protests: AIMIM leader Waris Pathan accuses Delhi Police of spraying chemicals in air
Waris Pathan, spokesperson of AIMIM on Monday said the Delhi Police has been spraying a chemical substance in the air that is affecting the health of students at Jamia Milia Islamia.Pathan made the claim on Twitter, where he wrote: "#DelhiPolice is spraying an unknown chemical substance in air. #Jamia Students are complaining of uneasyness, Vomiting, and stomach pain.. #StudentsUnderAttack"moneycontrol
Delhi: SIT may book Sharjeel Imam for Jamia violence as well
New Delhi :A SIT of Delhi Police’s Crime Branch is likely to book JNU PhD student Sharjeel Imam in connection with two cases of violence at Jamia on December 13 and 15 last year, it is learnt. SIT, which could invoke charges of criminal conspiracy, is currently seeking legal opinion and discussing with seniors.indianexpress
Shaheen Bagh inspires Rajasthan towns
Jaipur: Inspired by Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh protest, the indefinite sit-in against CAA and NRC at Shaheed Smarak here entered 11th day on Monday, with the participating men being outnumbered by women. The protests have also been replicated in several towns of Rajasthan.Held under the banner of Samvidhan Evum Loktantra Bachao Abhiyan, the protest in Jaipur has drawn the participants from the Walled City neighbourhoods as well as the posh residential colonies. 2 young girls, Nishat Fatima and Hadiya, dressed in the national tricolour, were the centre of attraction at the venue.Though the representatives of various groups have been coming to extend their support to protesters, women have taken the lead in managing the affairs at the venue, situated just outside the Police Commissioner’s office. After initial scepticism, though permission was obtained through official channels, policemen watch the proceedings with interest and have ensured security of the park.The participants have devised creative ways of protest every day and rendered poems, songs and slogans on different themes to make the agitation attractive. Protesters celebrated birthday of Guru Ravidas, mystic poet-saint of Bhakti movement, at the venue on Sunday.Bhim Army leader Neelam Kranti said BJP government at the Centre wanted to divide the citizens on religious lines through CAA and NRC, but the common people would not allow this to happen. “We are here not just to save our Constitution, but also to protect our diversity which has kept the country united after Independence,” she said.thehindu
NRC fears don’t cross the divide: among poor Hindus, a confidence, assured sense of place
Gaya, Kolkata, Lucknow:In the Scheduled Caste basti in Gewalbigha, Gaya, about 2 km from the day-and-night dharna against CAA-NRC-NPR in Shantibagh, a group of men, all safai karamcharis with the Nagar Nigam, cheeks smeared with the bright pink abeer (coloured powder) of Saraswati puja, talk of the citizenship issue without evident apprehension or anxiety.“Jo bahar se aaya hai, those who have come from outside, Pakistan se, Bangladesh se, they are scared. Hindus need not fear”, says Raju Ram. “Our forefathers belonged here”, says Ajay Ram. “We, Dalits, don’t own any land” says Raju Ram, “but generations have lived here. We have very few papers, but even so.”.In this basti where many homes have a TV but none has a toilet, and water comes only up to the row of taps that residents say they installed with their own money by the main road outside, Raju Ram counts out what he sees as the government’s achievements: “Kashmir, Ram Mandir, Pakistan mein ghus ke maara (hitting Pakistan inside its territory in Balakot), Abhinandan ko chuda liya (India’s fighter pilot was released from Pakistan’s custody)”.indianexpress
RSS outfit devises plans to connect with Muslims in Kerala for countering anti-CAA campaign
Kochi: In A strategic move aimed at countering anti-CAA campaign in the state, Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM) has devised plans to reach out to the Muslim community in Kerala.Writer, political observer and social critic MN Karassery said MRM’s heightened activities could possibly create an impact in the state.“Let us wait and watch. However, we should not forget that many prominent Muslims are already associating with BJP at various levels in the state,” he said.Sources in BJP said MRM national leaders were in Kerala and had interacted with the state-level leaders to chalk out a detailed action plan to win over the community and counter the propaganda that BJP and RSS were anti-Muslim.He said a 200-member core team has been formed for the campaign. newindianexpress
Muslim outfits in Assam fume over ‘indigenous’ survey in state
Guwahati: Assam government’s move to carry out a survey to identify the state’s “indigenous Muslims” has ruffled the feathers of several Muslim organisations.The organisations, particularly opposition party AIUDF and AAMSU, are enraged that the Welfare of Minorities and Development Department convened a meeting on the “socio-economic census” of the state’s indigenous Muslims such as Goria, Moria, Ujani, Deshi, Jola, Maimal and Syed.Leaders from these communities and other stakeholders will sit along with government officials to finalise the plan.  “This is nothing but an attempt to divide the Muslims in Assam. I warn the government to refrain from indulging in such divisive politics,” AIUDF spokesman Aminul Islam told people at a programme at Dhing in Nagaon.“Assam has 1.21 crore Muslims. They have accepted Assamese culture and language, and identify themselves as Assamese,” Islam said. newindianexpress
Assam May Identify Indigenous Muslim Population, Segregate Them from Bangladeshi-Origin People

After Malerkotla, 2 more indefinite protests against CAA in Ludhiana, Mansa
Ludhiana :Two indefinite morchas against the CAA, on the lines of Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh, are going to start in Ludhiana and Mansa on Wednesday.An indefinite protest is already going on in Malerkotla since January 7 near Sirhindi gate. These indefinite morchas will also be against NRC and NPR. For Ludhiana’s morcha, Shahi Imam Maulana Habib Ur Rehman Sani Ludhianavi said, “It will be held near the Jalandhar bypass near the statue of Dr BR Ambedkar. As our fight is to save the Constitution, we chose this place. Our dharna will be from 10 am to 10 pm on a daily basis and people from all walks of lives will take part in this morcha.”In Mansa, the morcha will happen at Gurdwara Chowk from 9 am to 5 pm under the banner of Samvidhan Bachao Morcha which has over 20 participants from farmer unions, Left organisations, student unions etc, said Gurlabh Singh Mahal, a member and advocate.Members of the manch also said that leaders of Shaheen Bagh Delhi — Ruby Shaheen, Razia and Sultana Beghum — will reach Mansa to start the agitation on February 12. Ludhiana
Bidar sedition case: Mother, teacher to be in jail for 3 more days, bail order on Feb 14
The mother of 11-year-old student and the head-teacher of a Bidar school, arrested over a school play, will remain in prison till February 14, which is when the district court will pronounce the order on their bail plea. The two women were arrested on January 30 over charges of sedition after a school play voiced dissent against PM Narendra Modi and the NRC last month. Appearing for the two women, advocate BT Venkatesh argued that this was a politically motivated case and that 2 women, living in a little town like Bidar, were not a threat to the state. He added that the slogans in the play did not create any unrest and promote any disaffection towards the government.The judge questioned who wrote the script of the play. Venkatesh refrained from answering the question and stated that the contents of the play did not amount to sedition. The judge also stated that it is the responsibility of the elders to read the script before children stage it. thenewsminute
Rs 10 lakh bond to stage protests? Activists, lawyers slam Bengaluru police decision
Activists and citizens in Bengaluru are furious with the city police's decision to ask protesters in the city to sign indemnity bonds of up to Rs 10 lakh to obtain permission to stage protests.Police in the city are seeking bonds and are invoking section 107 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973. This gives powers to the police to seek a bond from persons who they have information will commit a breach of peace."Earlier the police did not seek bonds from protesters. This practice by the city police violates the law," Maitreyi Krishnan, an advocate in the city and activist taking part in protests against the CAA told TNM. thenewsminute
Journalists booked in Deoband over women’s anti-CAA protest
Meerut :Deoband Police have named two journalists besides 3 other persons on charges of their involvement in creating sound pollution by using loudspeakers during the protest of women against CAA and NRC here.The complaint was lodged by Sub-Inspector Ali Asgar at Deoband Police Station on February 1. Those named in FIR are local journalists Musharraf Usmani and Faheem Usmani along with Haider (son of Deoband chairman Mavia Ali) and Shoaib (owner of the shop which gave loudspeakers on rent to protesters) and another unnamed person.Circle officer of Deoband Chob Singh admitted that cases have been registered against journalists but refused to share any further information. However, in his complaint, Asgar has called the protest of women unethical and against the directions of the state government. In his complaint, Asgar had said that he has named those persons who were using loudspeakers for their protest. This, according to him, has been creating sound pollution which is hazardous for the health of people.A delegation of journalists led by Deoband’s Press Association leader Manoj Singhal met SDM of Deoband today and handed over their memorandum demanding an immediate withdrawal of cases against the journalists. Journalist Musharraf Usmani said that he used to go to Idgah ground to cover the protest of women against CAA and so were Faheem Usmani and many other journalists. On many occasions officials approached him to help them to convince the protesting women to end protest, he said.thestatesman
Kanpur Tense After Cops Lathi-charge Anti-CAA Protesters to Vacate Park
Kanpur witnessed tension early on Monday morning when protesters gathered in Chamanganj’s Mohammad Ali Park to raise their voice against the amended citizenship law as well as NRC were forcibly removed by the police.According to reports, police resorted to lathi charge to disperse the protesters, most of whom were women. The protest against the CAA has been going on for the past three weeks.Though some protesters decided to call off their agitation on Saturday, many others stayed back. Police had asked the protesters to vacate the park by Sunday night. However, at around 4.30am on Monday, cops started forcibly removing the protesters.As protesters alleged they were roughed up, police officials claimed they were forced to lathi charge as stones were pelted at them by those assembled at the park.news18
Woman teacher in UP suspended for anti-CAA remarks made at Shaheen Bagh
Meerut: Over 20 days after a woman teacher from Saharanpur made anti-CAA remarks during her visit to Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh, a group led by local saffron leaders held a protest at her private school on Monday forcing the authorities to suspend the 40-year-old educator. Another teacher who was with Nahid Zaidi is also facing a probe for her remarks.However, the “pressure tactics” and the school administration’s decision didn’t go down well with district police. Saharanpur SP (city) Vineet Bhatnagar, said, “Locals and activists from a certain group identified the teachers from a viral video and used pressure tactics against school authorities. It is improper behaviour.TOI
Surety bonds of AMU students seized by district administration
Aligarh district administration has seized the surety bonds of ₹1 lakh each of two students and two former students of AMU which they had signed prior to the December 15 violence on campus, when police action inside the university left several students injured. Additional city magistrate Ranjit Singh said the students signed the surety bonds of ₹1 lakh each under Section 107 of the CrPC assuring that they would maintain peace in the city. However, they were allegedly found to be involved in the December 15 violence.The former students whose bonds have been seized are former secretary of AMU Students’ Union Huzaifa Aamir and its former vice-president Hamza Sufiyan. Those pursuing studies include Salman Imtiaz, former president of AMUSU, who is a research scholar at present.thehindu
AMU Students March Against Police Action on Anti-CAA Protesters in Kanpur
Aligarh: Hundreds of AMU students, including a large number of women, took out a candle-light march inside the campus in protest against the police action on anti-citizenship law protesters in Kanpur and on Jamia Millia students in Delhi. After the march Monday night, AMU Students Coordination Committee submitted a memorandum, addressed to President Ram Nath Kovind, to authorities, seeking his intervention on the issue. The committee also demanded the resignation of Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath.By venting fury against the protesters, especially women, the police were adding fuel to the fire in UP, the memorandum claimed. It said UP police, instead of allowing peaceful protests, is aggravating the situation by indulging in “wanton brutalities”.The committee demanded that the president intervene to prevent deterioration of law and order.Early Monday, UP police allegedly tried to remove the protesters from Kanpur’s Mohammad Ali Park. The protesters accused the police of resorting to lathi-charge but senior officials denied the charge.PTI
AMU students seek President''s intervention
Andhra''s ruling YSRCP now says it is against CAA
Amaravati: In a volte-face on CAA, Andhra Pradesh''s ruling YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) on Tuesday said it is against the discriminatory law and also opposed the NRC. YSRCP, which had voted for CAB in the Parliament, has now said that it is against the legislation. Deputy Chief Minister Amjad Basha said the state government would not support CAA and NRC.He claimed that Chief Minister Y.S Jagan Mohan Reddy has already made the party''s stand clear. He said the people, especially the minorities, need not panic as the YSRCP was opposed to both CAA and NRC.IANS
Police’s Stern Response Fails to Dampen Spirit of Women in Mumbai Bagh
Mumbai: A young woman, in a moss green burqa, enters a barricaded space inside Morland road in South Mumbai. A policewoman, in plain clothes, rushes behind her and insists on seeing her identity proof. An argument ensues. The woman, refusing to divulge any information says, “Protester likho (mention me as a protester).” “Yeh ladai kaagaz ke khilaaf ki hain, aur yahi par humaari profiling kar rahe ho (This struggle is against the demand for documents and you have begun profiling us right here),” she retorts.This has become an everyday scene at the protest site in the Nagpada area of Mumbai, now rechristened as ‘Mumbai Bagh’. The protest here is styled around the sit-in protest organised at Shaheen Bagh at New Delhi.thewire
Priyanka Gandhi to Meet Those Injured in Azamgarh Anti-CAA Protest Tomorrow
Lucknow: Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will on Wednesday visit those injured during the anti-CAA protest in Azamgarh.The protesters, including women, in Bilariyaganj area of Azamgarh were injured after police personnel allegedly beat them up. The visit of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to Azamgarh has been confirmed by Congress State Chief Ajay Kumar Lallu.AICC general secretary is also expected to address around 10 farmer rallies in the state to highlight the issues of the farmers. However, exact dates and venues are yet to be confirmed but as per sources one farmer rally is expected to be held in Basti district on February 23.Meanwhile, a FIR was lodged at Bilariyaganj police station against the 35 identified and hundreds of unidentified protesters.news18
Tripura: 9 Bangla nationals held for sneaking across border, BJP ally says ‘this is why we oppose CAA’
Agartala :s the country witnesses multiple protests against CAA, Tripura Police on Monday arrested nine Bangladeshi nationals who had crossed the Indo-Bangla border illegally to enter West Tripura’s Matai village. The nine, who are Hindus from different parts of Bangladesh including Sylhet and Chittagong, were produced in a local court.Sidhai Mohanpur police station in-charge Bijoy Sen said the Bangladeshi nationals were detained by local villagers, who later called the police. “We produced them in court. Preliminary investigation shows they came to India illegally with the intention of staying here. They didn’t have any documents on them,” the officer said.Reacting to the incident, BJP’s ruling ally, Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT), said the porous border with Bangladesh was the reason they were opposing the CAA.indianexpress
*J&K AND S. ASIA*
2 J&K leaders freed, now under house arrest
Srinagar :J&K administration on Monday released two former legislators of the NC and PDP from the MLA hostel in Srinagar where they had been lodged since August 5 when Centre decided to revoke Jammu and Kashmir’s special status.However, Irfan Shah of NC and Khursheed Alam of PDP will remain under house arrest. “They have been released and will remain under house arrest. Now five politicians are lodged at MLA hostel,” a senior officer said on the condition of anonymity.The decision came two days after senior NC leader Mubarak Gul and former CM Omar Abdullah’s political advisor Tanveer Sadiq were released from the MLA hostel on Saturday.indianexpress
PSA detentions in J&K: One High Court judge quashes orders, another upholds
 Last Friday, a single-judge bench of the Jammu & Kashmir High Court, while rejecting the petition filed by J&K HC Bar Association president Mian Qayoom challenging his detention under the stringent PSA, observed that a court is not a “proper forum to scrutinise the merits of administrative decision to detain a person” and that such a detention is “not based on proof”.But two earlier judgments related to PSA, passed by another single-judge bench of the same High Court, had quashed administrative orders, underlining that preventive detention “cannot be used as an instrument to keep a person in perpetual custody without trial”. Incidentally, Justice Sanjeev Kumar, while scrutinising the detention orders which he subsequently quashed, said though preventive detention involves the detaining of a person without trial in order to prevent him from committing certain types of offences, such “detention cannot be made a substitute for the ordinary law and absolve the investigating authorities”.indianexpress
Whoever drafted grounds of Abdullah, Mufti detention needs to be sacked:  Chidambaram
NEW DELHI: Congress leader P Chidambaram on Monday took a dig at the dossiers prepared by the J-K Police for applying stringent PSA against Kashmiri leaders Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, saying whoever drafted those documents deserved to be sacked and sent to law school.Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah's "considerable influence" over people, including the ability to attract voters to polling booths despite poll boycott calls and the potential for channelling energies of public for any cause, has been cited in support of his detention under PSA. The former finance minister on Twitter said, "Whoever drafted the grounds of detention of Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti deserves to be sacked- and sent to law school."PTI
No Restrictions On Indians Visiting J&K:Centre
New Delhi: There are no restrictions on visit of any Indian citizen to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, the government informed parliament on Tuesday.In response to a question seeking to know the time by which the government proposes to allow Indian delegates to visit Jammu and Kashmir, Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy told the Lok Sabha that there are no restrictions on any Indian citizen visiting the Union Territory.PTI
J&K: Mobile internet services cut off on separatist leader Maqbool Bhat’s death anniversary
Mobile internet services were cut off in Jammu and Kashmir again on Tuesday, the death anniversary of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front founder Maqbool Bhat, ANI reported. The outfit had reportedly called for a shutdown in the region on Tuesday. The services were suspended on Sunday as well from morning to evening due to a bandh call by separatist groups on the death anniversary of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. Guru was hanged on February 9, 2013, while Bhat was hanged on February 11, 1984.scroll
31,619 displaced families from Pakistan-occupied J&K registered after 1947: Union Minister Reddy
NEW DELHI:A total of 31,619 displaced families from Pakistan-occupied Jammu and Kashmir (POJK) got registered after 1947 and of them, 26,319 families settled in the erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir.Union Minister of State for Home G. Kishan Reddy said in Lok Sabha that 5,300 more families initially registered with Jammu and Kashmir but subsequently moved to other parts of the country. Further, during the Indo-Pak wars of 1965 and 1971, a total of 10,065 families registered as displaced families from Chhamb Niabat from across the border, he said in a written reply to a question.PTI
*OTHERS*
India, Bangladesh have agreed on repatriation of Rohingyas to Myanmar: Union Minister
New Delhi: India has discussed with Bangladesh at the highest level the issue of repatriation of Rohingya migrants and both the countries have agreed on the need to expedite their safe, speedy and sustainable return, the Lok Sabha was informed Tuesday.In a written reply, Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said there are reports of some Rohingya migrants indulging in illegal activities.“The issue of repatriation of the Rohingyas has been discussed with Bangladesh authorities at the highest level wherein both the countries have agreed on the need to expedite their safe, speedy and sustainable repatriation to their homes in Myanmar,” he said.Rai said the central government has issued instructions from time to time to the state governments requesting them to sensitise the law enforcement and intelligence agencies for taking appropriate steps for identification of illegal migrants, and their restriction to specified locations as per provisions of law.PTI
SC to consider questions of law: May push the envelope on personal law reform, UCC
 New Delhi :The Supreme Court’s decision to consider 7 questions of law touching upon the fundamental right to freedom of religion is set to push the envelope on the idea of reforming personal laws.“We have heard the parties at length. For reasons to follow, we hold that this Court can refer questions of law to a larger bench in a Review Petition,” a 9-judge Constitution Bench said Monday. It did not indicate when a detailed order will be passed. One of the seven questions of law framed by the court itself is on “the scope and extent of the word ‘morality’ under Articles 25 and 26 of the Constitution of India and whether it is meant to include Constitutional morality?” A ruling on Constitutional morality and the extent to which courts can review personal laws and religious rights furthers the legal discussion on the Uniform Civil Code. BJP’s call for “one nation, one law,” or Uniform Civil Code, rests on the reform of personal laws of all religions. Those who endorse UCC idea have highlighted the discriminatory nature of personal laws, especially towards women. In 2018, the Law Commission, headed by retired Supreme Court judge Justice BS Chauhan, had said in a white paper that UCC was “neither desirable nor possible”. Instead, the Commission had recommended amending several personal laws in a “piece-meal fashion” to bring uniformity in personal laws. In 2016, the Law Ministry had asked the Commission to examine the feasibility of bringing in the UCC.indianexpress
Ram temple trust meeting on Feb 19; date for start of construction, trustee appointments on agenda
Fixing the date for the beginning of the Ram temple's construction and appointment of two trustees are on the agenda of the 'Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra', a trust formed by Union government for building the temple in Ayodhya, in its first meeting on Feb.19. There is a view that Ram Navami, which falls in the first week of April, will be an auspicious day to start the work for building the temple but official sources said a decision will be taken after considering various aspects, including feasibility and opinions of other stakeholders.BJP member Kameshwar Chaupal, who is one of the members of trust, said the meeting will take place in the national capital. Chaupal is a Dalit and laid the foundation for temple during 'shilanyas' in 1989.Member of 'Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra' Swami Vasudevanand Saraswati in Allahabad said they will also discuss the inclusion of Ram Mandir Nyas chief Mahant Nritya Gopal Das in trust.indiatoday
Nirbhaya case: SC issues notices to 4 death row convicts on Centre's appeal against HC verdict
The Supreme Court Tuesday sought response from the 4 death row convicts in Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case on the Centre's appeal challenging the Delhi High Court verdict which dismissed its plea against stay on their execution.It also granted liberty to the authorities to approach the trial court for issuance of fresh date for the execution of these convict.3-judge bench, headed by Justice R Banumathi and also comprising justices Ashok Bhushan and AS Bopanna, said the pendency of the appeal filed by the Centre and Delhi government before it would not be an impediment for the trial court in issuing fresh date for execution of the convicts.Solicitor General Tuhar Mehta, appearing for the Centre and the Delhi government, said the execution of the convicts is not for "enjoyment " and the authorities are only executing the mandate of the law.PTI
2012 Delhi gangrape: Victim’s parents move court for fresh death warrants, hearing tomorrow
A court in Delhi on Tuesday sought responses of the four death-row convicts in 2012 gangrape and murder case after the victim’s parents and the state government sought a fresh date of execution through the issuance of a death warrant.Additional Sessions Judge Dharmender Rana issued notices to all the convicts and said the court would hear the matter on Wednesday.scroll
Parliament Budget session: Lok Sabha adjourned till March 2
New Delhi :Lok Sabha has been adjourned till March 2, 2020, when the second phase of the budget session of the Parliament will begin. Rajya Sabha also has been adjourned till 2nd March. Earlier, Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav Tuesday asked the government when former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and sitting MP Farooq Abdullah would be released from the detention by J&K administration.Raising the issue of Abdullah’s detention in Lok Sabha during the Question Hour, Yadav said, “Our colleague Farooq Abdullah used to sit with me. When will he come to the House?” However, Speaker Om Birla did not ask the government to reply to his question.Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Monday told the Lok Sabha that despite facing a slump in past six quarters, the economy will improve as the seven green shoots are giving positive indications. She also acknowledged the MPs who participated in the discussion of her Budget speech.BJP has issued a 3-line whip to all its MPs in the Rajya Sabha asking them to be present in the House on Tuesday, ANI reported. MPs have been told “some very important” legislative work will be brought to the House, discussed and passed. In Lok Sabha, Direct Tax Vivad Se Vishwas Bill, 2020, has been listed for passage.indianexpress
UP: Muslim clerics oppose use of mosques for govt schemes
UP Muslim clerics are now up in arms against the use of loudspeakers in mosques for popularizing government schemes. Maulana Saif Abbas, a Shia cleric, said that a govt’s good work should not need loudspeakers. “Good work speaks for itself. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal did not require loudspeakers to talk about his work because the work speaks for itself.”UP minister Mohsin Raza, however, defended the decision and said that there was nothing wrong in popularizing the achievements of the government. It may be recalled that UP Power Corporation has now decided to use loudspeakers installed in mosques to make announcements for the state government’s new scheme which allows farmers to pay their tube well bill in easy instalments.IANS
High court rejects apology of SIMI suspect’s father
Bhopal: A division bench of Madhya Pradesh high court on Monday refused to accept apology of the father of a SIMI undertrial for trying to mislead the court by presenting fake invitation card of his daughter’s marriage to get bail for his son. Mohammad Sajid, a resident of Ujjain, was sentenced to life imprisonment by a Bhopal court in connection with a bank robbery.Sajid’s father, who was summoned for contempt of court, after it came to light that the invitation card of his daughter presented by him in the court was fake, appeared in the court on Monday. Present along with his wife and two daughters, he tendered unqualified apology for his act, seeking court’s exoneration.The division bench of Justice Sujoy Paul and Justice Anjuli Palo, however, refused to accept his apology and told him to present his side in an affidavit on next hearing, two weeks later.
Kerala: Muslim outfit slams Church over 'love jihad' comments
 Kerala Nadvathul Mujahideen (KNM) has lashed out at the Church in Kerala for spreading lies on the issue of 'love jihad'.KNM state convention held here on Sunday felt that the Church is indulging in double-speak by preaching secularism for public consumption and spreading communalism among the community members. The meeting asked all those concerned to immediately end spreading false propaganda on love jihad. Welcoming the Supreme Court's observation in the issue, KNM said looking at interreligious marriages from a communal angle will have dangerous consequences in society.All those who raised allegations of love jihad had withdrawn from the scene one by one without providing any proof for the allegation, it said. "It is not fair for the Church to make irresponsible comments at this juncture," KNM conference said, adding that it is heartening to see reactions against the allegations from within the Christian community itself. Timesofindia
RSS holds second protest against Jesus statue in Karnataka, calls it a Christian conspiracy
RSS on Sunday held a rally in Karnataka’s Ramanagara against the installation of the Jesus statue at Harobele. Kalladka Prabhakar Bhat, organisation's south-central region executive committee member led the rally and made several statements against the Muslim and Christian communities.The row over the Jesus statue began after Kanakpura MLA DK Shivakumar laid the foundation stone for the installation of a 114-feet statue at Harobele on December 26.thenewsminute
Son of ex-Arunachal CM Kalikho Pul who committed suicide found dead in London
Guwahati:Son of former CM of Arunachal Kalikho Pul has been found dead in mysterious conditions in UK. Shubanso Pul, son of former CM of Arunachal Kalikho Pul, has been reportedly found dead under suspicious circumstances at his apartment in Brighton, Sussex in the UK. Kalikho Pul had committed suicide in his state bungalow in August 2016.He was the son of Late CM Kalikho Pul's first wife Dangwimsai Pul.As of now, the family and well-wishers are trying to talk to the High Commission of India in London, UK so that his body could be brought back to his home town, said a family member.indiatoday
Muzaffarpur shelter home: Delhi court sentences Brajesh Thakur to life imprisonment
A Delhi court Tuesday sentenced Brajesh Thakur to life imprisonment for sexually and physically assaulting several girls in a shelter home in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district. Additional Sessions Judge Saurabh Kulshreshtha sentenced Thakur to life imprisonment for the remainder of his natural life.indianexpress
*WORLD*
Palestinians deny reports of pulling UN resolution on US plan
Palestinian officials have denied reports that a UN Security Council resolution condemning Donald Trump's Middle East plan has been withdrawn, as Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas prepared to address the Security Council on Tuesday.Saeb Erekat, secretary-general of the Executive Committee of the PLO, said a draft resolution was "still being circulated" and described rumours that the United States had exerted pressure on member states to obstruct the resolution as unfounded."We are continuing the process of consultation with various countries in a way that doesn't contradict the principles of the resolution," he said in a tweet."Reports that the resolution promoted by the Arab Group and the non-aligned movement has been withdrawn are unfounded."aljazeera
Palestinians seek international support to end Israel’s export ban
Palestinian Authority (PA) PM Mohammed Shtayyeh revealed that his government was launching a diplomatic offensive to pressure Israel to “reverse its decision to ban Palestinian agricultural exports through Jordan”, reported the Times of Israel.On Sunday, Israeli officials announced that Defence Minister Naftali Bennett had ordered a halt to the export of Palestinian agricultural goods via Allenby Bridge crossing (King Hussein Bridge) between the occupied West Bank and Jordan, “because of the PA’s decision to boycott cattle for slaughter from Israel”.middleeastmonitor
Israel expels Fatah leader in Jerusalem from Al-Aqsa Mosque
Israeli occupation forces have expelled Fatah Secretary in Jerusalem, Shadi Mutwar, from Al-Aqsa Mosque, Safa reported. Israeli authorities summoned Mutwar and accused him of inciting chaos as he had called for worshippers to increase their presence at Al-Aqsa Mosque during Fajr  prayer.middleeastmonitor


Fresh clashes in Idlib as rebels down helicopter
Turkey-backed Syrian rebels have shot down a govnt helicopter in country's rebel-held northwest, according to rebel leaders and Turkish state media.The military helicopter was shot down south of Idlib city, where rebels supported by Turkish artillery were advancing near the town of Nairab to push back Russian-led forces, Abdulah al-Shami, a commander in a coalition of mainstream rebel factions, told Reuters.aljazeera
Sudan, Darfur rebels agree on prosecution of those wanted by ICC
Sudan's transitional authorities and rebel groups from Darfur have agreed that those wanted by International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes in the region should appear before the tribunal, officials have said.The announcement was made on Tuesday in Juba, capital of neighbouring South Sudan, where the two sides are engaged in peace talks."We can only achieve justice if we heal the wounds ... and we cannot escape from facing these ... without the appearance of those against whom arrest warrants were issued by the International Criminal Court," Mohamed Hassan al-Taishi, a member of Sudan's sovereign council, told reporters.aljazeera
Over 100 US Troops Have Brain Injuries From Iran Attack: Officials
 US military is preparing to report a more than 50 per cent jump in the number of cases of traumatic brain injury stemming from Iran's missile attack on a base in Iraq last month, US officials told Reuters on Monday.The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity ahead of an announcement, said there were over 100 cases of TBI, up from 64 previously reported last month. Reuters
Rohingya refugees die after boat capsizes off Bangladesh
At least 15 Rohingya refugees have died and dozens more are unaccounted for after their overcrowded wooden boat heading for Malaysia sank off the coast of southern Bangladesh, officials have said. Some 130 people - mainly women and children - were packed on the fishing trawler that was trying to get across the Bay of Bengal to Malaysia, coastguard spokesman Hamidul Islam told the AFP today.aljazeera
Turkish dramas ‘‘Resurrection of Artgrel’, Valley of the Wolves’ slammed by Egypt’s Dar al-Iftaa
Egypt’s Dar al-Iftaa, and General Secretariat for Fatwa Offices Worldwide, has warned against watching the Turkish drama series “Valley of the Wolves” and “The Resurrection of Artgrel”.A statement from GFI stressed that Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan would not stop his dream of expressing all power politically or religiously, even through cultural and artistic works.It added that “Turkish president and his followers are not immune from using religious discourse in general, and fatwa in particular, as a cover for their military operations, just like terrorist groups and organizations.”  Al-Masry Al-Youm
China coronavirus outbreak: Death toll crosses 1000
The death toll in the coronavirus outbreak in China has now reached more than 1,000, after 108 people died from the virus on Monday, the highest daily toll since the outbreak began late last year in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.The total number of deaths on the mainland was 1,016, the National Health Commission said on Tuesday.There were 2,478 new confirmed cases, bringing the total number of those infected to 42,638. The vast majority of deaths and infections are in Wuhan and the surrounding Hubei province.At least 25 countries have confirmed cases and several nations have evacuated their citizens from Hubei. aljazeera
*views, Articles, FEATURES*
Communal venom did not help BJP in Delhi polls; Modi-Shah duo’s hyper-nationalism loses:Amulya Ganguli/IPA
How Kejriwal gamed Modi, Shah’s Hindutva-nationalism-welfarism combination to defeat them:SHEKHAR GUPTA
BJP Has Been Defeated By its Hindu Delusions:Jawid Laiq
Shahid Azmi’s legacy lives on through lawyers he inspired. Sadly, so does the ideology that led to his murder:Mahtab Alam
My Son Was No Less Than a Legend: Remembering Shahid Azmi (1977–2010):ASAD ASHRAF
Govt sends a chilling message by slapping PSA on Omar, Mehbooba:Radha Kumar
A State can have reasons to discriminate among non-citizens:Shiv Narayan Dhingra
Grounds for slapping PSA on former CMs Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti only underline how scandalous their continued detention is:indian express Editorial
Muslims voting for AAP shows they are desperate and Congress is too passive, apologetic:ZAINAB SIKANDER
‘Shaheen Bagh, Pakistan’ fail in Delhi as BJP motormouths Bagga and Mishra set to lose:NEELAM PANDEY
Gandhi’s martyrdom was his final sacrifice in his yajna for Hindu-Muslim amity:Ashish Mehta
When a Parsi is ‘Hindu’ but a Muslim isn’t:FARRUKH DHONDY
CAA Protests | UP Cops Beat Detained Children for Sleeping: Report
With Another Win in Delhi, Is Arvind Kejriwal Moving to the National Pulpit?Monobina Gupta
PSA dossier on Omar Abdullah vindicates separatists’ stand in Kashmir:Gulzar Bhat
Police Stop Anti-CAA Rally from Jamia, Protesters Claim Several Injured in 'Lathicharge'
Delhi Police accused of using toxic chemical spray against hospitalised student protesters : telegraph uk
Arvind Kejriwal and Narendra Modi. — DNA:J J Ahmad | Caravan Daily


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