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‘Why waste time, let Thalaivar swear in’: Twitterati celebrate Rajinikanth’s political entry

Breaking: Politics joins @superstarrajini . My bet is he will win 235 out of the 234 seats in Tamil Nadu in next Assembly elections 🙂
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<!–end of artlbotbor–><!–end of artlsocl–>Written ByDNA Web Team <!–end of artlbotbor–>Sunday 31 December 2017 17:35 ISTMust readEx-CJI TS Thakur says no to AAP’s Rajya Sabha offerKamala Mills fire: Know the story behind this picture<!–end of artlmustredbx–><!–end of articllftpbx–>Superstar Rajinikanth on Sunday announced his entry into politics, declaring that his yet-to-be-named political party will contest all 234 seats in the next assembly polls in Tamil Nadu.The announcement, which was made at the last day of his 6-day fan meet in Chennai, ends two decades of speculation over the political entry of the actor. While thrilled fans celebrated the announcement, politicians celebrities and politicians congratulated the actor. Social media also erupted after the announcement, with Twitterati taking to the microblogging site to wish him well on Superstar Rajini’s political journey.Here are some of the comments on Twitter following Rajinikanth’s announcement: Also readRajinikanth’s fans burst into celebration as superstar announces political entry

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Triple Talaq petitioner Ishrat Jahan joins BJP

Ishrat Jahan, who was one of the five litigators who went to court against Instant Triple Talaq has joined the Bharatiya Janata Party. On presence of party leaders, she joined Bengal BJP on Saturday, reports ABP. She was instrumental in the long struggle against Triple Talaq which finally lead to SC calling it as unconstitutional. Now, the Centre has passed a bill in Lok Sabha, which seeks to give three years jail to any Muslim man giving instant triple talaq to his wife. On Saturday, Ishrat Jahan joined BJP and said that she had supported the party on the question of Triple Talaq. According to Ishrat, that finally prompted her to join the saffron party. BJP Mahila Morcha President Locket Chatterjee said that Ishrat is going through a financial crisis and they will urge the Central government to give her a job. Locket alleged that the state government hasn’t extended any hep to Ishrat Jahan, who spearheaded such a historic movement. Locket felicitated Ishrat Jahan after she joined BJP. Ishrat earlier said that her life has become worse after the verdict . Speaking to DNA at her home on Nando Ghosh Road, in Howrah district, Ishrat said that the apex court verdict has proved to be more of a bane as she had been socially ostracised and there is a growing sense of insecurity about her future. “It has been the loneliest Eid-ul-Adha (Bakri Eid) for me,” she says from her 7 feet x 10 feet room. “No one came over for the customary embrace and exchange of greetings. Since the day of the judgement, the only good thing that has happened is that the electricity connection, which was cut, had been restored. My in-laws want me to withdraw the case and some neighbours are threatening me because they think I have spoken against the Muslim religious law.”Also readTriple Talaq petitioner Ishrat Jahan’s husband breaks silence, says ‘I want my wife back’She said the media attention has gone against her, and she has had to drop her customary naqab or veil to fence off imposters. “Strangers throng my house as if I am a tourist attraction,” she said. “I used to put on a naqab, but then someone from the locality pretended to be me and gave an interview to the media. If an imposter makes any loose comment, I will have to bear the brunt. That is why I have decided to come out of the veil.”

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Only Rahulji can be Cong President: Party leader Ayub Ali claims his application for post was rejected

An Uttar Pradesh Congress leader on Thursday claimed that he had attempted to file his nomination as Congress president to challenge Rahul Gandhi for the top party post, but was rejected.Ayub Ali, the leader, claimed that he was rudely rejected by the chairman of the Congress central election authority M Ramachandran. “I told him I would like to stand for Congress president post. He got angry and told me there will only be one candidate that is Rahul ji. He then asked me to leave,” Ali added.Ali’s claims come a few days after Congress leader Shehzad Poonawalla questioned Rahul Gandhi’s elevation to the post of party president. “Enough of dynastic politics in the Congress. I am raising an issue nobody in my party — the Congress — will ever have the guts to raise. My conscience will not allow me to stay quiet anymore on dynasty and sycophancy,” Poonawalla told DNA.Poonawalla also said that he did this without the knowledge of Tehseen, a decision which had weighed long on his conscience and which he could defer no more. On a personal note, he told DNA, “Had I told Tehseen, he would have talked me out of it. But I am not ready for this any more. Congress had stood for open democracy since Gandhiji’s time and time has come to honour it in modern India.”Also readSardar Patel was insulted by Congress, feeling the same way now, says ‘whistleblower’ Shehzad Poonawalla Continuing his criticism of the grand old party, Poonawalla alleged that the organisation did not value merit as much as family relations or a ‘sycophant of the dynasty.’ He also claimed that if the Congress got rid of dynasty politics, there would be a 30 percent surge in the number of seats won by them.Poonawalla also opined that rather than blaming any other factors, the Congress must accept defeat on grounds of their leadership not being strong enough.Also readEntire party wants Rahul to become Congress President: Party’s Karnataka chief on Shehzad Poonawalla’s allegations‘The Congress leadership should not blame EVM or any other factor, but review their leadership, as this is what victory or defeat should be based on. Congress minus dynasty will get 30 percent more votes. Even in the upcoming polls in Gujarat, Congress will get 150 seats if they end dynasty politics.’ he said.Earlier this week, Poonawalla had claimed that the poll process to choose the Congress president was stacked in Rahul’s favour just because he belongs to the Gandhi family.Prime Minister Narendra Modi likened Rahul Gandhi’s imminent elevation as Congress president to “Aurangzeb Raj” or the rule of the 17th century absolutist Mughal emperor.”Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar today said there was no poll when Shah Jahan came in place of Jahangir, or when Aurangzeb came in place of Shah Jahan. It was known from the start that the Emperor’s son will be the heir,” he said.”This means that Congress’s senior leaders admit that Congress is not a party but a clan. And their coming to power means the emperor’s son taking the throne. Let them be happy with this Aurangzeb Raj,” Modi said in South Gujarat’s Dharampur on Monday, five days prior to the first phase of polls. Aiyar had also said, “…but in a democracy, elections are held.”
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NIA questions Shafin Jahan again in Hadiya conversion case

The National Investigation Agency today questioned Shafin Jahan, days after the Supreme Court gave its nod to it to continue its probe into his marriage with Hadiya, a Kerala woman at the centre of an alleged love-jihad case.Jahan was questioned a week after the Apex Court gave its nod to carry on investigation into the conversion of Hadiya and her marriage with him.NIA sources said the probe team “re-examined” Jahan today for clarifying certain facts from his earlier statement.They, however, did not elaborate as the matter is sub-judice.The NIA had earlier investigated Jahan and submitted its statement before the Supreme Court.Also readKerala ‘Love Jihad’ case: Before marriage, Hadiya’s husband was in touch with ISIS men, says NIAThe marriage of the couple was annulled by the Kerala High Court last December after her father alleged that his daughter was being indoctrinated and may be taken ISIS territories in Iraq and Syria by extremist Islamic outfits.”We make it clear that the NIA investigation shall continue in accordance with law,” the Supreme Court had said last week while allowing the 24-year-old woman to resume her studies at the homoeopathic college in Tamil Nadu’s Salem.Also readKerala love jihad case: Hadiya was very happy after talking to her husband over phone, says college deanShe was placed under her parents’ custody since her marriage was annulled by the Kerala High Court.
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Love Jihad case: Partial freedom for Hadiya, SC sends her to medical college

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> The Supreme Court today freed a Kerala woman, alleged to be a victim of ‘love jihad’, from the custody of her parents and sent her to college to pursue her studies, even as she pleaded that she should be allowed to go with her husband.After a prolonged proceedings in the open courtroom, the top court did not accede to Hadiya’s plea that she should be allowed to go with her husband. She also told the court she wanted “freedom” to live and profess Islamic faith. The apex court, which interacted with 25-year old Hadiya for nearly half-an-hour in the courtroom against the wishes of her father who had sought an in-camera interaction, directed the Kerala police to provide her security and ensure that she travelled at the earliest to Salem in Tamil Nadu to pursue homeopathy studies at Sivaraj Medical College there.Hadiya was in the custody of her parents for almost six months, after the Kerala High Court had on May 29 annulled her ‘nikah’ with Shafin Jahan. Hadiya, a Hindu by birth, had converted to Islam several months before her marriage. The court fixed the plea of Jahan, challenging Kerala High Court’s order annulling his marriage with Hadiya, for hearing in the third week of January next year. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra also appointed the dean of the college as her local guardian and granted him liberty to approach it in case of any problem.
ALSO READ Love Jihad case: Hadiya to be taken back to medical college, SC appoints Dean as her guardian The bench, also comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, directed that Hadiya should be treated as any other student in the college. The top court also acceded to the request of Hadiya that she be first allowed to visit her friend’s home as she has been mentally harassed for past 11 months and allowed her to visit her friend before going to Salem to attend college.Hadiya, when asked by the bench to name any nearest relative or acquaintance at Salem to be named as the local guardian, said she only needed her husband in that role.She said her husband can take care of her expenses of studies and she does not need state’s expenses to pursue her professional course. The bench posed questions in English, while Hadiya replied in Malyalam, which was translated by senior advocate V Giri who appeared for Kerala government. During the hearing, which continued for almost two-and- half hours till 5.30 PM, Hadiya’s parents, her in-laws and her husband were present in the packed courtroom.
ALSO READ Kerala Love Jihad Case: Hadiya says she wasn’t forcefully converted, wants to live with her husbandThe bench asked questions about her ambitions, life, studies and hobbies, which she replied comfortably and said she wanted to do internship of house surgeonship, a course of 11 months and wanted to stand on her own in life.The court directed the college and the university to re-admit Hadiya and grant her hostel facilities. At the outset, senior advocate Shyam Diwan, appearing for Hadiya’s father Asokan K M, said his daughter should be questioned in-camera as this was a case of indoctrination backed by huge organisational support.He claimed there was a highly communally charged atmosphere which could have wider ramifications and insisted on his plea for in-camera proceedings. Diwan also placed an alleged transcript of conversation between one alleged offshore ISIS handler and Hadiya’s husband, saying it showed that Jahan had links with an organisation called Popular Front of India and a larger conspiracy of indoctrination was happening on the ground. He said in social networking sites, there was a conversation between one Abdul Rashid and Jahan in which he has been found asking how much money he can get to make a person join the ranks of militant outfit ISIS.Additional Solicitor General Maninder Singh, appearing for NIA, said there were compelling evidence to show a well-oiled machinery which indulges in indoctrination and conversion.”NIA’s job was to give solid facts and it has been found during investigation that 11 cases were detected by Kerala police and seven such cases involved the same organisation and person. “The real question is how to establish whether a person is indoctrinated, brain-washed or programmed due to which his or her individual autonomy is compromised,” Singh said. Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for Jahan, said this audio recording was nothing new and was being in circulation for past one year.”What indoctrination? She has been with her parents for past 11 months. National Commission of Women, NIA all interrogated her but state commission for women was not allowed. She is entitled to speak her mind and has her own individual autonomy and the court should hear her,”Sibal said. The bench initially said it would first decide whether to interact with her first and then peruse materials of NIA or first peruse the material and then hear her.”It is a question of what comes first. We have to decide that first. Her father says it is a larger conspiracy but this is also a matter between two adults. Would this case not have the bearing on other cases,” the court observed.Justice Chandrachud posed at what stage the autonomy of an individual is breached, what could be the impact and at what time can the court intervene.He also referred to the ‘Stockholm syndrome’ where a person, who is a hostage, starts believing in his kidnappers. “Although this is not your case, but in such cases there is a free consent of person who is major, but due to this syndrome, he can’t take decisions freely. His individual autonomy is broken,” Justice Chandrachud said. The Kerala government said the court should first peruse the materials and then talk to the woman. “The sequence has to be different at the appellate court.We as a state deal with this scenario everyday at ground level. The court should first look into the material and then talk to her,” Kerala counsel Giri said. To this, the bench said “we are under oath to protect the constitutional values. Constitution does not give us the power to abdicate from hearing a case. We are trying to figure out a way to proceed. We don’t see such cases every day.” The bench then called Hadiya and asked questions while making it clear that case will be heard on merits in the third week of January.

Love Jihad case: Hadiya to be taken back to medical college, SC appoints Dean as her guardian

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> The Supreme Court on Monday heard the Kerala love jihad case, with Hadiya alias Akhila present before it. On the last date of hearing, the Supreme Court had asked Hadiya’s father to produce her before it.In front of the Supreme Court, answering question about her future plans, Hadiya said that she wants her freedom back. Hadiya also said she has been in unlawful custody for the last 11 months. Hadiya pledged to be a good doctor but also wanted to be true to her faith. After listening to Hadiya, SC ordered state government to provide protection to her so that she can complete her studies peacefully. However, SC overruled Hadiya’s wish for her husband to be guardian for medical college, and appointed the college dean to do the duty. She will be now taken to Kerala on Tuesday. Earlier, CJI said that he has never seen a case like this, and the bench said normally they would just listen to the woman and take a call, but this is not an ordinary case.
ALSO READ Kerala ‘Love Jihad’ case: Hadiya to appear before Supreme Court, present her side of storyThe 24-year-old, Hadiya, has been in the headlines after she converted to Islam, following her marriage to Shafin Jahan. Jahan moved the apex court in September seeking recall of SC’s earlier order directing National Investigation Agency (NIA) to probe the matter, which has famously been dubbed as Kerala ‘love jihad’ case. The case reached Supreme Court after Kerala High Court annulled their marriage. Hadiya’s parents have been alleging that her marriage was a case of love jihad, or forceful conversion through marriage.The Highest Court had also asked the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to investigate the alleged link of love Jihad angle to the case.

Remembering 26/11: Rahul Gandhi questions Narendra Modi’s ‘hugplomacy’

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A political slugfest erupted on the eve of 26/11 Mumbai attacks after to-be-Congress-president Rahul Gandhi took potshots at Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the United States passed a law to de-link Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) from the Haqqani terror network. The Gandhi scion mocked the PM’s diplomacy of personal closeness with US President Donald Trump as ‘hugplomacy’ which he claimed had failed.Gandhi’s tweet also chided the ruling dispensation on how despite its US diplomacy Jamat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief and 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed walked free from house arrest in Pakistan on Friday.Gandhi tweeted: “Narendrabhai, baat nahi bani. Terror mastermind is free. President Trump just de-linked Pak military funding from LeT. Hugplomacy fail. More hugs urgently needed.”Retorting sharply, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) called Gandhi a ‘known sympathiser’ of LeT, and alleged that his habits of sympathising with the terror outfit had not changed.”Rahul baba, aadatein nahi badli hain (habits have not changed). For once, stand with the country & not with terrorists as is your habit. You are a known sympathiser of LeT. WikiLeaks & Ishrat Jahan case cover-up exposed your links. BTW, have you congratulated your ‘Hafeez Saheb on his release yet?,” tweeted BJP spokesperson GVL Narsimha Rao.The BJP leader also cited a 2010 WikiLeaks expose in which the whistleblower had claimed that Rahul Gandhi, then Congress general secretary, had told the then US ambassador Timothy Roemer that radical Hindu groups were a bigger threat to India than some Muslim support to LeT.”Here is proof that Rahul Gandhi is an apologist for LeT, and is the architect of ‘Hindu Terror’, ‘Saffron terror’, ‘Hafiz Saheb’, ‘Osamaji’ terms mouthed by Sushil Kumar Shinde & @PChidambaram_IN @digvijaya_28,” Narsimha continued in another tweet.In yet another tweet, Narsimha reminded the Congress leader of how affidavits had been changed in Ishrat Jahan case. “Was it not on Family’s orders that @PChidambaram_IN changed affidavits giving a clean chit to LeT operative Ishrat Jahan killed in assassination bid on @narendramodi ji? What was @INCIndia ‘s motive in bailing out LeT, Ishrat ignoring NSA? Rahul, speak up!,” Narsimha’s tweet said.Ex-NSA M K Narayanan had claimed last year that the Intelligence Bureau (IB) knew of Jahan’s LeT links, but wondered why the then government had changed affidavits in her case.

Kerala Love Jihad Case: Hadiya says she wasn’t forcefully converted, wants to live with her husband

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Hadiya, the 25-year-old who’s at centre of a controversy over a case of alleged love jihad told reporters at Cochin Airport that she hadn’t been forcefully converted. She was quoted saying by NDTV: “I have not been forcefully converted. I want to live with my husband Sheffin Jahan.” Hadiya is on her way to New Delhi to appear in the Supreme Court on Monday. The 25-year-old is currently living with her parents who have alleged that her marriage to Muslim man was ‘forced’On October 30, the SC had said that Hadiya’s consent as an adult was ‘prime’, and her version of the story will be heard in the land’s apex court on November 27.
ALSO READ Kerala Love jihad case: SC refuses urgent hearing on Hadiya’s father’s plea for in-camera proceedingsEarlier, Sheffin Jahan, husband of Hadiya on Saturday filed a complaint with the Kottayam police stating that attempts are being made to reconvert his wife to Hinduism ahead of her appearance in the Supreme Court on Monday.Sheffin claimed that his wife was counselled by a religious teacher for over three hours on Thursday. Earlier on November 23, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) submitted a status report in a sealed cover to the Supreme Court in connection with the case. Hadiya will appear in the top court on Monday.
ALSO READ Kerala ‘Love Jihad’ Case: SC says consent of woman is prime, asks father to produce Hadiya before it on Nov 27The 24-year-old Hadiya has been in the headlines after she became a Muslim following her marriage to Shafin Jahan. As of now, Hadiya is with her parents, who have alleged that her marriage to a Muslim man is a case of ‘love jihad’. The case is under the consideration of the apex court, which had ordered the NIA to look into it.On September 16, Jahan filed a plea in the Supreme Court and requested to call off the NIA probe, alleging that the investigation agency “is not being fair”. With inputs from ANI

Kerala ‘love jihad’ case: NIA files status report in Supreme Court

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> The NIA has filed in the Supreme Court its status report on the ongoing probe in an alleged ‘love jihad’ case in which a Kerala-based woman had converted to Islam before marrying a Muslim man.The status report has been filed in a sealed cover as a bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra would take up the case for hearing on November 27, when the woman would be brought before it for an interaction. The top court had on August this year directed National Investigation Agency (NIA) to probe the controversial case of conversion and marriage of the woman.Shafin Jahan, the alleged husband of the woman, had moved the apex court after the Kerala High Court annulled his marriage, saying it was an insult to the independence of women in the country. The NIA had earlier alleged in the court that there was a “well-oiled machinery working in Kerala” indulging in indoctrination and radicalisation and 89 such cases have been reported. It had alleged that this was a case in which the woman was indoctrinated and hence the court could invoke parental authority even if she was a major.The apex court had yesterday refused to accord urgent hearing on a plea filed by the woman’s father, who had urged that interaction with his daughter be conducted in-camera, while referring to the communally sensitive nature of the case and expressed apprehension that radical elements could jeopardise the safety and privacy of his daughter and the family. The court had then said it would deal with the plea on November 27 itself when the woman is brought before it. The counsel for her father had earlier claimed that Jahan was a radicalised man and had links with persons who used to recruit for ISIS. This allegation was refuted by Jahan’s counsel.

Hadiya’s father relies on right to privacy, seeks in-camera proceedings

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>KM Ashokan moved court on Tuesday seeking direction for in-camera proceedings on the day his daughter Akhila/Hadiya is supposed to appear before a bench of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra.The father’s move comes days before Hadiya is set to appear before the court to finally speak up and give her side of the story.Hadiya, who has been caught in the eye of the storm for converting to Islam and marrying Shafin Jahan, is supposed to appear before the court bench on November 27.”It is respectfully submitted that a family’s anguish and misery caused by the acts of an extremist organisation should not be reduced to a public spectacle and or a reality show. The object of the production of Akhila in a court is to enable this court to arrive at the truth and ascertain the role of PFI/other extremist elements, and whether there is a network in place or systematic conversion and radicalisation activities,” the application filed through advocate Madhavi Divan said.”Given the extent of religious indoctrination by extremist elements, wherein the respondent’s daughter is already spewing narratives of hell and the torment meted out to sinners, she may be subject to undue pressures which could be an obstacle to truth seeking and the dispensation of justice,” Asokan’s application further stated requesting the bench which also comprised Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud to recall its earlier order for an open court hearing.”Further, this Hon’ble Court would be kind enough to take into consideration the impact on the privacy of not only Akhila but her family as well,” the application read citing the recent judgment on the right to privacy.At the previous hearing, overruling vociferous objections by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and the father – Ashokan KM, the apex court ordered Akhila aka Hadiya to be produced in court on November 27 at 3 pm. CJI Misra said the court wanted to hear Akhila, whether she converted to Islam and married Shafin Jahan by choice or if she was compelled.”If a girl comes and says I don’t want to stay with my father what should the court do? We have to find out where she intends to stay,” the bench had then said. “As far as her marriage is concerned its a personal choice,” the bench had observed. “IT is our constitutional obligation to direct the production of the girl and ask her choice,” the court added.However, Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Maninder Singh – representing the National Investigative Agency (NIA) submitted that Hadiya’s case was not unique and Kerela was witnessing a trend where people were leaving to join the banned terror outfit Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).”89 cases have been identified in Kerela so far and nine are the worst.” Singh said. The ASG added that Hadiya was indoctrinated by the conversion organisation Sathya Sarini and the Popular Front of India (PFI) – an Islamic fundamentalist organisation, were behind the radicalisation and hence her “free consent” should not be considered. Referring to observations made by American courts in similar cases, Singh had likened Hadiya’s case to that of “psychological kidnapping.”Representing the father, senior advocate Shyam Divan said: “In a composite and plural culture like ours, constitutional courts respond to radicalisation. In the U.S. and the U.K., courts respond well before a person crosses over to the realm of criminality. Courts cannot remain silent in plural societies.”The court however, stood firm after the hour-long hearing of heated appeals. “Must direct the production of the girl. We will address all other issues in due course,” the bench said. It further questioned whether the girl – who is an adult, can remain confined in the custody of the parents. “We are going by the language of the law, not by pulse or impulse,” the Chief Justice said.

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Rajasthan HC pulls up cops over ‘forced conversion’ of Hindu woman; direct them to file FIR

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Pulling up the state police over its handling of a case of a woman’s alleged forcible conversion to Islam and marriage, the Rajathan High Court on Tuesday directed it to register an FIR and submit a report after her family claimed that it was an instance of ‘love jihad’.A bench of justices GK Vyas and MK Garg also directed the state government to file a reply clarifying the legal provisions pertaining to religious conversion in the state.Hearing a habeas corpus petition filed by the 22-year-old woman’s brother, the bench expressed anger over the “negligence” of the police, which allegedly refused to file an FIR on her family’s complaint.The court questioned as to how the police could assume that the girl’s conversion was legal “just by way of an affidavit over a stamp paper of Rs 10″, when there was no provision in law in this regard.”By this way, tomorrow, even I could address myself as Gopal Mohammad,” it said.In his petition, the brother claimed that one Faiz Modi had been harassing his sister for long and abducted her while she was going to college.She was made to sign some papers by him and fake marriage documents were prepared, he alleged.When the family members could not find her, they approached the police which refused to file an FIR stating that Faiz Modi had already produced proof of marriage and an affidavit of religious conversion by the woman dated April 14, the brother alleged.He alleged that she was blackmailed by the accused with objectionable pictures and forced to convert to Islam and marry him.Appearing from the petitioner, lawyer Gokulesh Bohra argued that the girl was with her family till October 25, while the documents were predated by six months.”This is a clear case of ‘love jihad’ and over half a dozen such cases have already been reported in the city in the past some time due to the disinterest shown by the police in investigating these cases,” Bohra claimed.It has been alleged that Hindu girls are being lured into conversion and marriage by Muslim men and it is often termed as “love jihad’ especially by Hindu outfits.Hearing the petition, the court today asked the Rajasthan Government to specify the laws and guide lines for conversion in the state.The court directed that the girl be sent to Nari Niketan (women shelter) for seven days and instructed the police to ensure that no one meets her there.Seeking a detailed report in the matter, the court asked the police whether it tried to probe the truth of the purported affidavit by the girl.It directed the police to file an FIR and probe the matter.The matter comes in the backdrop of the controversy over a case of a Kerala Hindu woman, who had converted to Islam before marrying a Muslim man, Shafin Jahan.The Kerala High Court had annulled his marriage and described it as an instance of ‘love jihad’, which was challenged by Jahan.It was alleged that the woman was recruited by Islamic State’s mission in Syria and Jahan was only a stooge.Ashokan K M, the father of the woman, had alleged that there was a “well-oiled systematic mechanism” for conversion and Islamic radicalisation.Jahan had on September 20 approached the apex court seeking recall of its August 16 order directing the NIA to investigate the controversial case.The matter is now before the apex court.

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Hadiya case: Central govt trying to vilify peaceful atmosphere in Kerala, alleges advocate Dushyant Dave

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Senior advocate Dushyant Dave on Monday alleged in the Supreme Court that the Central government was trying to vitiate the peaceful atmosphere in Kerala.Addressing the Hadiya case that involved the allegedly forcible marriage of a Hindu girl to a Muslim boy, Dave alleged that the National Investigation Agency had played into the hands of the Centre. “Your Amit Shah had gone to Kerala,” Dave claimed in court in front of Additional Solicitor General Maninder Singh, who took strong objection to Dave’s words, as reported in Bar and Bench, who said, :You are trying to browbeat the other side by making obnoxious statements.”This resulted in a war of words, prompting the court to adjourn the hearing to October 30. Earlier, the Kerala government on Saturday told the Supreme Court that there is no need for an NIA probe in the alleged love jihad case.The Pinarayi Vijayan government told the top court that the claims made by the National Investigation Agency that there was a ‘pattern’ in the way religious conversions were taking place in Kerala were false. The state government also said that the probe done by the Kerala Police has not revealed any startling fact that merits an NIA investigation. It must be noted that earlier, the Kerala government had said that if the apex court wants an NIA probe, it has no objections.The affidavit by the Kerala government comes days after the Supreme Court observed that ‘a father can’t dictate life of a 24-year-old daughter’ while hearing the ‘Love Jihad’ case. In fact, the top court had also question the Kerala High Court how it could annul the marriage of Hadiya and Shafeen Jahan under Article 26. Her father moved the Kerala High Court and claimed his daughter was indoctrinated and forcibly converted. He, in fact, said that his daughter would be be sent to Afghanistan or Syria.The High Court annulled the marriage. But Jahan approached the Supreme Court against the annulment. Earlier in August, the NIA began investigation into the case following the top court’s orders. In compliance with the orders of the apex court, the case was re-registered by the NIA and an investigation was taken up.

Kerala ‘love jihad’ case: No need for NIA probe, Pinarayi Vijayan government tells Supreme Court

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Kerala government on Saturday told the Supreme Court that there is no need for an NIA probe in the alleged love jihad case.The Pinarayi Vijayan government told the top court that the claims made by the National Investigation Agency that there was a ‘pattern’ in the way religious conversions were taking place in Kerala were false.The state government also said that the probe done by the Kerala Police has not revealed any startling fact that merits an NIA investigation.It must be noted that earlier, the Kerala government had said that if the apex court wants an NIA probe, it has no objections.The affidavit by the Kerala government comes days after the Supreme Court observed that ‘a father can’t dictate life of a 24-year-old daughter’ while hearing the ‘Love Jihad’ case.In fact, the top court had also question the Kerala High Court how it could annul the marriage of Hadiya and Shafeen Jahan under Article 26.Shafeen Jahan married Akhila Ashokan in December last year after she converted to Islam and rechristened herself as Hadiya.Her father moved the Kerala High Court and claimed his daughter was indoctrinated and forcibly converted. He, in fact, said that his daughter would be be sent to Afghanistan or Syria.The High Court annulled the marriage. But Jahan approached the Supreme Court against the annulment.Earlier in August, the NIA began investigation into the case following the top court’s orders.In compliance with the orders of the apex court, the case was re-registered by the NIA and an investigation was taken up.The next hearing has been scheduled for October 9.

Kerala ‘love jihad’ case: Muslim husband moves Supreme Court to call off NIA’s ‘unfair’ probe

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A Muslim man, whose marriage to a Hindu girl is being probed by the National Investigation Agency as a case of alleged ‘love jihad’, moved the Supreme Court to call off the investigation.Shafeen Jahan, the husband of a woman in the case, on Saturday filed a plea requesting the top court to freeze the NIA probe.Jahan has alleged that the investigation agency “is not being fair”.According to an HT report, the Kerala man has also said that his wife is under immense pressure and is being tortured by her family.Shafeen Jahan married Akhila Ashokan in December last year after she converted to Islam and rechristened herself as Hadiya.Her father moved the Kerala High Court and claimed his daughter was indoctrinated and forcibly converted. He, in fact, said that his daughter would be be sent to Afghanistan or Syria.The High Court annulled the marriage. But Jahan approached the Supreme Court against the annulment.Earlier in August, the NIA began investigation into the case following the top court’s orders.In compliance with the orders of the apex court, the case was re-registered by the NIA and an investigation was taken up.The Kerala Government has said that if the apex court wants an NIA probe, it has no objections.The Supreme Court said that after getting inputs from the NIA and Kerala Police probe, it would interview Akhila to ascertain her views.Senior advocates Kapil Sibal and Indira Jaising are arguing the case.(With ANI input)

West Bengal: Hours after Ishrat Jahan files police complaint, children returned by father

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>In what appears to be a case of horrible miscommunication, two children of Ishrat Jahan, one of the petitioners in the triple talaq case, were enjoying the day with their father when she filed a missing persons complaint with the police in Howrah.Ishrat Jahan had earlier on Thursday approached the police to file a complaint that two of her children had gone missing earlier in the day.As per ANI reports, Ishrat approached the Golabari Police Station in Howrah to register complaint. “Both my children have gone missing. I saw them last at 11:15 am. My brother and his wife are behind it,” she alleged in the complaint.The children were returned by their father later in the evening. Police said that they had called Jahan’s husband and baffled by all the news of missing children on media, he returned the kids to Golabari Police Station.Ishrat had challenged the Constitutional validity of triple talaq to end a marriage. The mother of four young children was divorced by her Dubai-based husband over the telephone. She then moved the Supreme Court against the practice of triple talaq (talaq-e-bidat) under the Muslim Personal Law.In her petition, Ishrat Jahan sought a declaration from the apex court that Section 2 of the Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act, 1937 was unconstitutional, as it violated fundamental rights guaranteed under Articles 14 (equality), 15 (non-discrimination), 21 (life) and 25 (religion) of the Constitution.”My husband and his relatives are constantly attempting to drive me out of my matrimonial home,” Ishrat had said.With Agency Inputs

West Bengal: My brother, his wife has kidnapped two of my children, says triple talaq petitioner Ishrat Jahan

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>West Bengal resident Ishrat Jahan, who rose to fame for approaching the Supreme Court in the triple talaq case, on Thursday approached the police to file a complaint that two of her children had gone missing earlier in the day.As per ANI reports, Ishrat approached the Golabari Police Station in Howrah to register complaint. “Both my children have gone missing. I saw them last at 11:15 am. My brother and his wife are behind it,” she alleged in the complaint.Ishrat had challenged the Constitutional validity of triple talaq to end a marriage. The mother of four young children was divorced by her Dubai-based husband over the telephone. She then moved the Supreme Court against the practice of triple talaq (talaq-e-bidat) under the Muslim Personal Law.In her petition, Ishrat Jahan sought a declaration from the apex court that Section 2 of the Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act, 1937 was unconstitutional, as it violated fundamental rights guaranteed under Articles 14 (equality), 15 (non-discrimination), 21 (life) and 25 (religion) of the Constitution.”My husband and his relatives are constantly attempting to drive me out of my matrimonial home,” Ishrat had said.

In Ishrat Jahan’s fight against Triple Talaq, its BJP vs Mamata Banerjee now

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Hidden behind a veil, Ishrat Jahan’s voice trembles when she talks about her husband who gave her Triple Talaq from Dubai two years ago.Ishrat Jahan is just like many Muslim women who have been victimised by their husbands in the name of Triple Talaq.But the landmark judgment by the Supreme Court declaring the Triple Talaq unconstitutional is likely to change the fate of this Howrah resident.With the Bengal BJP deciding to help Ishrat Jahan in her fight, the struggle of this mother of four has taken political hues.A day after the verdict, leaders of the Bengal BJP said they were likely to lend a helping hand to the petitioner.“We feel it is our responsibility on human grounds to help her (Ishrat Jahan) with whatever little we can. There will not be any involvement of the Central government. We will try and do it locally from here,” BJP national secretary and former party state president Rahul Sinha said while talking to the DNA.The development comes at a time when the ruling Trinamool Congress has remained silent on the issue.Yesterday, Mamata Banerjee responded with a ‘no comment’ when asked about her views on the Triple Talaq verdict.The chief minister’s silence will help the BJP. Newly-appointed BJP state Mahila Morcha president Locket Chatterjee also said she was in talks to the Howrah district unit of the party’s woman’s wing.“The district president is looking into it and coordinating things. We are working out how we will be able to be of any help of Ishrat and might visit her place soon,” Chatterjee told DNA.She added she too was sceptic of a resistance from the state government. “After the verdict was passed yesterday, we have received many distress calls and we would like to reach out to as many as possible. It is a disappointing that the state government which could have done something for her had done nothing and even after the verdict yesterday there was no comment from Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, once again proving that she is only indulging in vote bank politics and the judgment has put people like her in a spot of bother,” Chatterjee said.Ishrat Jahan, on the other hand, said she would be more than happy to get any help.“It has been a long painful struggle and so far the state government has done nothing for me and my children. If any person or political party is willing to extend a helping hand why would I refuse? I am like a drowning person who would cling to even a straw,” she told DNA.

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NIA registers FIR to probe marriage after conversion of Hindu

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The NIA today registered an FIR in connection with the conversion and marriage of a Hindu woman to a Muslim man in Kerala, on the directive of the Supreme Court. In a statement, the National Investigation Agency said that in compliance with the August 16 order of the Supreme Court, the FIR related to Kerala’s Perinthalmanna police station in Mallapuram district has been re-registered by the probe agency for investigation. The Supreme Court had on Wednesday asked the NIA to probe the case of conversion and marriage of a Hindu woman to a Muslim man, as the agency claimed it was not an isolated incident but a “pattern” emerging in Kerala. The Kerala High Court had annulled the marriage, terming it as an instance of “love jihad”. The apex court directed the NIA to probe the incident under the supervision of a retired apex court judge, Justice R V Raveendran. The top court observed that like in the ‘Blue Whale’ — an internet game which allegedly give series of tasks to players with a final challenge requiring him or her to commit suicide, it was now easy to persuade someone to perform a particular task. “This will not be an Special Investigation Team (SIT). The NIA shall carry out the probe under the supervision of retired judge Justice R V Raveendaran,” a bench of Chief Justice J S Khehar and D Y Chandrachud had said. The bench said it wanted the probe to be fair and the NIA, being an independent agency outside the state of Kerala, can conduct the probe in an impartial manner and have a different point of view. “Before forming any opinion or arriving at a conclusion, we would like to consider the NIA’s probe report, inputs from the Kerala Police and talk to the woman,” it said. The bench directed the NIA to submit its final investigation report in the court to enable it to arrive at any conclusion in the matter. The woman, a Hindu, had converted to Islam and later married Jahan. It was alleged that the woman was recruited by Islamic State’s mission in Syria and Jahan was only a stooge. Ashokan K M, the father of the woman, had alleged that there was a “well-oiled systematic mechanism” for conversion and Islamic radicalisation. The high court, while declaring the marriage “null and void”, had described the case as an instance of “love jihad” and ordered the state police to conduct probe into such cases.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Fake encounter case: Re-inducted Gujarat cops NK Amin and Tarun Barot resign after SC order

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Senior Gujarat police officers N K Amin and Tarun Barot, accused in alleged fake encounter cases, today tendered their resignations after giving an undertaking before the Supreme Court that they will demit their posts.Amin, who retired in August last year as superintendent of police, was serving as the SP of Tapi district.Barot was re-inducted in October last year as Deputy Superintendent of Police with Western Railways at Vadodara for one year after his retirement.Amin faced trial in the Sohrabuddin and Ishrat Jahan fake encounter killing cases. Barot was accused in the Ishrat Jahan and the Sadiq Jamal encounter cases.Amin said Barot and he decided to step down from their respective posts to save the state government from “embarrassment”, in wake of the ongoing litigation in the Supreme Court.”We have decided to step down to save the government from any embarrassment. I thank the people of Tapi district and of Gujarat,” Amin told PTI.Barot too said he was left with no other option but to resign.”What else was I supposed to do after the Supreme Court asked us to step down. I have sent my resignation today to the state government,” he said.Earlier in the day, Amin and Barot undertook before the Supreme Court that they will demit their posts during the day.A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud considered the statement of the lawyer appearing for the two police officers and asked them to “step down” from their posts during the day itself.The bench then disposed of a plea filed by former IPS officer Rahul Sharma against re-induction of the two officers.

Decide on NK Amin re-induction today, says SC

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Gujarat government to take a call by Thursday on the re-induction of NK Amin as Superintendent of Police after his retirement, observing he had serious charges against him and had spent eight years in jail.The apex court also cited the case of former Gujarat DGP PP Pandey, who was given a promotion and three-month extension despite being out on bail in the Ishrat Jahan alleged fake encounter case. Pandey had in April offered to relinquish his office forthwith after the court’s prodding.“Either you take a call by tomorrow (Thursday) or we will deal with the issue. There were two serious allegations against him, and in one case he has been in jail for eight years,” a bench comprising Chief Justice JS Khehar and DY Chandrachud said.

SC for NIA probe into marriage after conversion of Hindu woman

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Supreme Court today ordered the NIA to probe a case of conversion and marriage of a Hindu woman to a Muslim man, as the agency claimed it was not an isolated incident but a “pattern” was emerging in Kerala. The apex court directed the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to probe the incident under the supervision of a retired apex court judge, Justice R V Raveendran. The top court observed that like in the ‘Blue Whale’ — an internet game which allegedly give series of tasks to players with a final challenge requiring him or her to commit suicide, it was now easy to persuade someone to perform a particular task. “This will not be an Special Investigation Team (SIT). The NIA shall carry out the probe under the supervision of retired judge Justice R V Raveendaran,” a bench of Chief Justice J S Khehar and D Y Chandrachud said. The bench said it wanted the probe to be fair and the NIA, being an independent agency outside the state of Kerala, can conduct the probe in an impartial manner and have a different point of view. “Before forming any opinion or arriving at a conclusion, we would like to consider the NIA’s probe report, inputs from the Kerala Police and talk to the woman,” it said. The bench directed the NIA to submit its final investigation report in the court to enable it to arrive at any conclusion in the matter. Additional Solicitor General Maninder Singh appearing for NIA said prima facie it appears that the woman’s conversion to Islam and her subsequent marriage to a Muslim was not an isolated incident and other such instances have come to the agency’s notice. He claimed that in the other incidents, some players were allegedly found involved in converting young Hindu girls who had some differences with their parents, to Islam. Singh said the agency has so far found that the same people were behind the religious conversion of the women and their subsequent marriage. “Role of one lady is under investigation. Prima facie it has been found that entities are common in these cases. This is the second case. There is a pattern. The girls first get converted and then they refuse to stay with their family members and subsequenctly their marriage is done. This matter requires further investigation and the agency will do as per court’s order,” Singh said. Senior advocate V Giri appearing for Kerala said he has no objection to NIA probe, if the apex court so desired. He said that a SIT has already been formed which has been looking into the incident but he has no objection if NIA takes over the probe and Kerala police would cooperate with the agency. Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for the husband Shafin Jahan who is the petitioner, said he can submit an affidavit to showcase U-turns made by NIA in several cases. “It will be appropriate if the court calls the woman and talk to her,” he said while objecting to the NIA probe saying the crime branch was already investigating the case and it would be appropriate if it completed the investigation. To this, the bench said it would certainly like to talk to the woman but not at this stage and it would be appropriate to first go through the inputs from NIA, Kerala Police and other stakeholders. “If we speak to her at this stage and she says that she was forcibly converted and married off, the case will be over. It will be unfair to you. Therefore we would speak to her at the last stage before passing any orders,” the bench said. The bench, initially, mooted the name of former Supreme Court judge Justice K S Radhakrishnan as the supervisor of the NIA probe. Senior advocate Indira Jaising and Sibal opposed the name and suggested that since it was a inter-faith controversy the apex court must be careful in choosing a retired judge who should be not be a resident of Kerala. The bench then suggested the name of Justice R V Raveendaran for supervision of probe, which was agreed upon by the parties concerned. The issue had reached the apex court as Shafin Jahan had challenged the annulment of his marriage by the High Court which ordered the state police to probe such cases. The top court had said it was entrusting the task to the NIA as a neutral agency to get a “whole picture” and ascertain whether the particular instance was limited to a “small pocket” or was there “something wider” to the issue. Jahan, who had married a Hindu woman in last December, had moved the apex court after the Kerala High Court annulled his marriage, saying that it was an insult to the independence of women in the country. The woman, a Hindu, had converted to Islam and later married Jahan. It was alleged that the woman was recruited by Islamic State’s mission in Syria and Jahan was only a stooge. Ashokan K M, the father of the woman, had alleged that there was a “well-oiled systematic mechanism” for conversion and Islamic radicalisation. The high court, while declaring the marriage as “null and void”, had described the case as an instance of ‘love jihad’ and ordered the state police to conduct probe into such cases.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

SC expresses displeasure over reinduction of retired cop

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Supreme Court today expressed its displeasure over a retired police officer, who was an accused in separate encounter cases, being reinducted in the Gujarat Police. The apex court made the observation while hearing a petition filed by former IPS officer Rahul Sharma who has submitted that two police officers – N K Amin and Tarun Barot– have been reinducted. While Amin has been reinducted as the superintendent of police at Tapi district in Gujarat, Barot has been made the deputy superintendent of police in the railways, the plea said. “It is absurd. This person (Amin) has so many cases against him and he has been given a contract of appointment after retirement,” a bench of Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud said. The court fixed the matter for hearing on August 16. The apex court had earlier sought the response of the Gujarat government on the petition, filed through advocate Varinder Kumar Sharma, which alleged that Amin faced trial in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh and Ishrat Jahan fake encounter killing cases and Barot was accused in the Sadiq Jaman and Ishrat Jahan encounter cases. Amin, however, has been acquitted in the Sohrabuddin encounter case. Both the police officers had been reemployed on contractual basis with the police force, according to the petition.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Muslim man’s marriage: SC directs Kerala Police to assist NIA

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Supreme Court today directed the Kerala Police to render “all assistance” to the NIA in ascertaining whether there is any wider amplitude to the issue raised by a Muslim man whose marriage was annuled by the Kerala High Court that described it as a case of “love jehad”. A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud took serious note of the objection raised by the counsel for Kerala-native Shafin Jahan that he was opposing the NIA’s plea to peruse the investigation record of the case. The bench said that it gathered the impression that “the petitioner (Jahan) does not desire the correct and independent view of the controversy” be brought before the court. However, the bench allowed Jahan to respond to the plea of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) seeking court’s direction for Kerala Police to allow it to have access to the investigation records of the case. “We want the whole picture. Why should anynody doubting the NIA. Are you doubting the NIA,” the bench observed. Earlier in the day, the NIA had moved the apex court seeking a direction that it be allowed to have access to the police records relating to the investigation into the case. Jahan, who had married a Hindu woman in last December, had moved the apex court after the Kerala High Court annulled his marriage saying that it was an insult to independence of women in the country. The woman, a Hindu, had converted to Islam and later married Jahan. It was alleged that the woman was recruited by Islamic State’s mission in Syria and Jahan was only a stooge. The high court, while declaring the marriage as “null and void”, had described the case as an instance of ‘love jihad’ and ordered the state police to conduct probe into such cases.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

SC asks NIA to investigate ‘love jihad’ match

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Supreme Court on Friday was tasked with balancing requests made by a husband whose marriage was nullified by the Kerala High Court (KHC) against the backdrop of ‘love jihad’, and a father who opposed the union.The bench comprising Chief Justice of India JS Khehar and Justice DY Chandrachud issued a notice to Kerala, the father KM Ashokan and the National Investigative Agency (NIA) and asked them to respond by August 16, when the matter will be heard next.The court also took an undertaking from the father that if the daughter’s presence was required in court, she would be produced within a period of 24 hours.”Why does she have three names? Which 24-year-old has three names?” CJI Khehar inquired about the girl’s multiple identities.”Prima facie, the Kerala High Court had interviewed her before deciding to annul the marriage and return the child to her father. In this interview, the High Court judgment records that her answers were incoherent. So prima facie, she seemed to have been in the control of someone else,” Justice Chandrachud observed.Earlier this year, the Kerela HC nullified Shafin Jahan’s marriage with 24-year-old Hadiya aka Akhila condemning it as “love jihad”.”A girl aged 24 years is weak and vulnerable, capable of being exploited in many ways. This court, exercising parens patriae jurisdiction, is concerned with the welfare of a girl of her age. The duty of this court to ensure the safety of at least the girls who are brought before it can be discharged only by ensuring that Akhila is in safe hands. The 7th respondent (Akhila’s guardian) has proved that she is unworthy of the trust reposed in her, by her conduct in weaning Akhila away from her parents and by having a sham of a marriage ceremony performed with a person like Shafin Jahan, who is an accused in a criminal case, apart from being associated with persons having extremist links,” the judgment read.Jahan appealed in the top court against the HC order and sought his wife’s presence since she was in her father’s custody. “They (Kerala High Court) have declared a marriage void. How can this be? She should be produced before the court. Your Lordships should interview her,” senior advocates Kapil Sibal and Indira Jaisingh said, representing Jahan.Jahan claimed that Ashokan was holding Hadiya against her wishes since their marriage was “arbitrarily” annulled on May 24. However, Ashokan claimed that Sathya Sarani, an organisation that propagated conversion to Islam, influenced his daughter.”My daughter once told me that she wants to do sheep-farming in Syria… even the most liberal of fathers would be shocked to hear this,” advocate Madhvi Diwan, representing Ashokan, told the bench. Ashokan also alleged that Jahan was involved with a political outfit that was a front for the banned terror group Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI). He even hinted at a possible ISIS connection.

Kashmiri wooden table among 200 artifacts stolen from Pak

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>More than 200 valuable artifacts including a Kashmiri wooden table have been stolen from a Pakistani museum, officials said today. According to an audit report of the Director General (audit) Punjab, no responsibility has been fixed upon any official for the valuable antiques. The artifacts were stolen or missing from the Bahawalpur Museum, some 400 kms from Lahore, officials said. These artifacts include the Kashmiri wooden table, pitcher, clay ‘agarbatti’ (incense stick) stand, cotton hand- made article used for tying camel, a manuscript of Hamail Sharif, calligraphy, a necklace, a silver ring, rugs and some issues of the oldest ex-state period journal called ‘Muraqqa Jahan Numa’. Museum director Zubair Rabbani said the missing articles were not that of much historic importance. A probe has been launched into the matter in the light of the audit report to fix responsibility, he added.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Narayanasamy greets Karunanidhi on eve of his birthday

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Chief Minister V Narayanasamy today greeted DMK patriarch and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi on the eve of his 94th birth day. Narayanasamy who highlighted the multi faceted features of Karunanidhi in the assembly, said his political acumen, administrative skill, literary supremacy and adept handling of administrative and political issues were of high order. PWD Minister A Namassivayam, Welfare Minister M Kandasamy, Revenue Minister Shah Jahan, Agriculture Minister R Kamalakannan and legislators belonging to the ruling Congress and its alliance partner DMK expressed their greetings to Karunanidhi.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

The band members, in their red, olive green, orange and

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>navy blue uniforms, played as the tunes blended into each other for an hour before the flag was lowered amid retreat by buglers. As the North Block, South Block, Parliament House and Rashtrapati Bhavan lit up in unison, the resplendent sight was greeted by a collective gasp from the audience. The carriage, driven by six horses was used by the Viceroy during the British rule. After the event, Prime Minister Modi took a walk around the Vijay Chowk and greeted crowd on the occasion, which reciprocated with loud cheers. The State Police and Central Armed Police Forces band also regaled the crowd with their select renditions. Amid the strains of ‘Sare Jahan Se Achha’ by the Buglers, the ceremony came to a dazzling end.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Court allows Ishrat Jahan’s mother to be party in Gujarat’s in-charge DGP discharge plea

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A special CBI court on Saturday allowed Ishrat Jahan’s mother Shamima Kauser’s application to become a party in Gujarat’s in-charge DGP P P Pandey’s discharge plea from the alleged fake encounter case.The court of special judge M K Pandya on Saturday allowed Kauser’s application making her party to the case so that she could challenge Pandey’s discharge plea. It also allowed Pandey’s bail modification application moved by his lawyer Paresh Nayak seeking exemption from bail condition requiring his appearance before the court every Thursday.The court said instead of appearance every Thursday, Pandey should come only when the case is being heard. Meanwhile, CBI to whom notice was issued during hearing on Thursday last week in Pandey’s discharge application, sought more time to file its reply. The court will next hear the case on February 4.Pandey, an accused at present out on bail, has cited his reinstatement and promotion as in-charge DGP as one of the grounds for discharge, besides claiming that none of the 105 witnesses examined by the court has named him in the case. He also said that he should be discharged as he does not have any “direct or indirect involvement in the case”, and that the court has not yet taken a supplementary charge sheet on record.In the first charge sheet filed by CBI in 2013, seven Gujarat police officers were named as accused including IPS officers P P Pandey, D G Vanzara and G L Singhal who are facing charges for kidnapping, murder and conspiracy.The case pertains to 19-year-old college girl Ishrat Jahan, her friend Javed Sheikh alias Pranesh, along with two others, being gunned down by the city Crime Branch officials in an alleged encounter on June 15, 2004 in the outskirts of the city.

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