Posted on April 22, 2013 by Yogurt
Auto driver rescues 12 kids
TIMES NEWS NETWORK
New Delhi: The prompt action of an auto driver helped save 12 children who were allegedly being trafficked. One of the accused was arrested after the auto driver, Tarun Kumar, handed him over to police. The children were reportedly between 8 and 10 years of age.
The incident was reported on Friday around 3pm, when Kumar and a fellow auto driver were transporting 12 children and four adults from Anand Vihar bus stop to Kanti Nagar. According to a press statement of Aam Aadmi Party, Kumar was transporting three adults and four children in his auto when he overheard a conversation between them that made him suspicious.
“He immediately called up police control room from the Kanti Nagar culvert and reported the matter. The culprits, realizing that he is reporting the matter to police, started beating him up and tried to flee with the children. However, Kumar did not lose heart and overpowered the kingpin — Ram Kumar and handed him over to police personnel at Krishna Nagar police station who had arrived at the scene after being alerted by police control room,” said an AAP spokesperson.
“He also contacted Aam Aadmi Party helpline. Our volunteers visited the police station to ensure that the case is taken to its logical conclusion. As per the police, a case has been registered, the accused arrested and children have been produced before the child welfare committee,” she added.
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Posted on April 19, 2013 by Yogurt
SHAME: Yet another case of Police Brutality Against Innocent Persons
UP minor raped, dumped in garbage
Policemen Beat Up Women Protesters
TIMES NEWS NETWORK
Lucknow: Women protesting against cops’ refusal to file an FIR on a missing six-year-old child were beaten up pitilessly by policemen in Aligarh on Thursday, with TV cameras recording the stomach-turning visuals of several activists brutalized by men in uniform.
The child, who’d gone missing on Wednesday, was later found dead. This led to angry women and men taking to the streets demanding action against cops who had refused to file the complaint, and had instead asked the parents to look for their kid themselves.
Later, Aligarh senior superintendent of police Amit Pathak admitted the police had mishandled the protest and the circle officer of Banna Devi was transferred. Two junior officers were suspended.
On Thursday, the discovery of the girl’s body in a garbage dump triggered largescale resentment in the area. It was alleged she was sexually assaulted before being strangled, which added to the anger among family members and their neighbors. Cops reached the spot to videograph the crime scene and complete other formalities. However, angry women insisted that they were treated badly and blamed the police for the girl’s death. They said had cops acted on the parents’ complaint, her life could have been saved.
Police brass learnt about the incident through TV channels, that broadcasted the footage of women being beaten up incessantly on Thursday.
On their part, cops said they were outnumbered with crowd hurling stones. By the time additional forces reached the site with, mob frenzy had damaged police vehicles and wounded at least three cops. Rumors of police firing triggered panic in localities near the Banna Devi.
Cop thrashes woman, tears off her clothes
A woman was allegedly assaulted and her clothes torn off by a policeman in Amritsar district of Punjab. Kuljit Kaur (43) from Nandwala Nawan village 20 km from Amritsar alleged on Thursday that she was assaulted when she was on her way to deliver medicines to her husband on Wednesday night. TNN
A policeman thrashes an old woman during a protest over the alleged rape and murder of a six-year-old girl in Aligarh on Thursday
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Posted on April 3, 2013 by Yogurt
03 March 2013
Manmohan Singh is NOT A FAILURE says Congress.
19 April 2013
New Delhi: The joint parliamentary committee on telecom has given a clean chit to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and rubbished the CAG’s Rs 1.76 lakh crore loss calculation in the 2G scam. But it slammed the Vajpayee government for Rs 40,080 crore loss .
The JPC did not find any wrongdoing on the part of then finance minister P Chidambaram either.
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Posted on April 3, 2013 by Yogurt
Politicians in India take recourse to Astrologers, Babas, Gurus, many of whom have turned out to be the power behind the throne. Dhirendra Brhmacharis and Chandra Swamis are dime a dozen.
’Secular’ politicians are no less in need of ‘spiritual guidance’. Come election time many are the poor innocent goats and chicken that are slaughtered, to provide ‘victory’ at the hustings.
May be there is something about NOIDA that is really dangerous to Chief Ministers of Uttar Pradesh. Records indicate that CMs who visited NOIDA paid heavily, The heaviest price that can be demanded from a politician. The loss of his/her chair.
Noida ‘jinx’ keeps Akhilesh away
Ayaskant Das TNN
Noida: With Akhilesh Yadav inaugurating infrastructure projects in Gautam Budh Nagar on Tuesday without actually visiting the city, political grapevine is abuzz that the CM chose to stay away fearing the ‘Noida jinx’.
The jinx, as per political circles, has in the past caught up with several chief ministers of UP, including Veer Bahadur Singh, Narayan Dutt Tiwari, Kalyan Singh and Mayawati, who lost their chairs soon after visiting Noida.
The young CM, who rode to power projecting himself as a tech-savvy environmental engineer, gave in to superstitions when he preferred to inaugurate the Yamuna Expressway last year by the press of a button from Lucknow.
Despite the Samajwadi Party’s grand attempt at an image makeover during their fresh term in office, political observers say that Akhilesh would at best be viewed as a chip of the old block if he continues to avoid Noida purely for superstitious reasons. The party, which had promised the ban of computers as part of their election manifesto of 2007, has actually been distributing free laptops and tablets to students after storming to power in 2012.
“In these circumstances, Akhilesh’s decision to skip Noida just because of a superstition is an aberration from the party’s new stand,” said an SP insider.
Akhilesh’s fear is not wholly unfounded as the ‘jinx’ has had its effect on the Yadav clan too in the past. Samajwadi Party chieftain, Mulayam Singh Yadav, who had visited Noida as UP chief minister in 1995, lost the polls that were held immediately thereafter.
As per political circles, the fear of the jinx is so well entrenched that Rajnath Singh, former BJP chief minister of UP, had chosen to inaugurate the DND flyway from the Delhi side in 2001 without visiting Noida.
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Posted on February 20, 2013 by Yogurt
Posted on February 12, 2013 by Yogurt
A WOMAN’S PLACE IS AT HOME…’
Says the grand mufti of J&K though his daughter-in-law is a scientist working in Abu Dhabi
Mohammed Wajihuddin | TNN
The original job of Jammu and Kashmir’s state-backed Mufti Azam (Grand Priest) Bashir-u-Din was to confirm moon sightings before Eid and Bakrid. That was till a couple of years ago. Now Bashir-u-Din is known more for his fatwas, the latest of which declared that the state’s first all-girl band, Pargaash, is “un-Islamic”.
The fatwa earned him admiration as well as hatred in the cyber sphere depending on which side of the debate you were on. Pargaash has called it quits and the Mufti is unrepentant and ecstatic. “I am glad the girls have abandoned the band. We cannot allow our daughters to get exploited by the Western culture,” he says on phone from his home in Soura on the outskirts of Srinagar. “There are so many other decent fields for girls to excel in. I have never met them but was shown the videos and thought this needed to be stopped.”
In his mid-70s, Bashir-u-Din says he was appointed Grand Mufti by late Bakshi Ghulam Mohammed, the state’s last prime minister in 1960. A third generation mufti, neither Bashir-u-Din’s father Kawam-u-Din nor grandfather Jalal-u-Din ever issued fatwas, though they were held in reverence. But with a Masters degree in Arabic from the Aligarh Muslim University and the knowledge of Islam — which he says he received at a local madrassa in Srinagar — Bashir-u-Din has taken on the task of righting many “wrongs” in society.
Why did he oppose the all girl-rock band? “According to Islam, a woman’s preferred place is her home. She should step out or do a job only when it is essential,” he says. This theory had been stated earlier too in a fatwa issued by Darul Uloom in Deoband, an institution that many now jokingly refer to as India’s “fatwa factory”. Incidentally, the mufti’s own daughter-in-law, Dr Neelofar Ali, works as a scientist in Abu Dhabi.
Bashir-u-Din surprised many when, in 2011, he appointed himself the chief of the self-styled Supreme Court of Islamic Shariat. “No one had heard of this post in the Valley before he floated it and started using it on his letterhead,” recalls a local journalist who has been following his pronouncements over the years. The mufti stunned everyone by appointing his son Nasirul-Islam as his successor in 2000. Islam had lived for years in Abu Dhabi where he is reported to have business interests and a legal consultancy job. He was an unlikely candidate for the Grand Mufti’s job.
Though J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah criticized the mufti, critics allege that it was at his government’s behest that the mufti issued a fatwa against stone-pelting in the Valley. The separatists alleged that the mufti was doing the government’s bidding. “I am doing only Allah’s bidding. I am not on government’s pay-roll. You journalists are out to malign me,” he says and hangs up.
The Grand Mufti first made news when he issued a fatwa in 2007 against Ghulam Nabi Azad, then Jammu & Kashmir’s chief minister. When Azad had asked people to emulate Mahatma Gandhi, the mufti, through a fatwa, declared this “un-Islamic”.
He has since targeted many, including four Christian pastors allegedly involved in conversions in the Valley. The pastors denied the charge.
Last year, he asked Americans to leave the valley after an anti-Prophet video angered Muslims across the world. “I didn’t ask all Christians and Americans to leave the valley. I have enough evidence to prove that a few Christian priests are luring Muslim youth in the Valley to Christianity,” he says.
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Posted on February 12, 2013 by Yogurt