<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>In a significant order, the Allahabad High Court has held that divorce by a Muslim man cannot be in a manner which may infringe his wife’s fundamental rights guaranteed under the Constitution, and that the personal law can always be superseded by legislation. Justice Surya Prakash Kesarwani, in his order which began with the Sanskrit verse “yatra naryastu pujyante ramante tatra devata” (gods reside where women are worshipped), said that all citizens, including Muslim women, have fundamental rights which cannot be infringed under the garb of personal law. The order, dated April 19, 2017, assumes importance as it comes in the backdrop of the raging debate over ‘triple talaq’. “The personal law operates under the authority of legislation, subject to constitutional limitation, and not under the religion. The personal law can always be superseded by legislation,” the court said. It was passed on a petition filed by Aaqil Jamil and two others, who had moved the court challenging summonses issued by an Agra court in connection with a case filed by Jamil’s estranged wife under the Dowry Prohibition Act and relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code. The petitioners’ contention was that the proceedings initiated by the CJM’s court at Agra were “null and void” since the complaint was registered by Jamil’s wife a few days after he had divorced her “by saying thrice that I divorce you Sumaila Afgani”. The petitioners had contended that following the divorce, Jamil had rendered his wife “free to lead her life in the manner she wants” and even obtained a “fatwa” whereby the Mufti City, Agra “has affirmed the talaqnama”. However, the court turned down the application observing that it did not “find any good reason to interfere with the impugned summoning order or the impugned proceedings”. The court made it clear that “fatwa, issued by whatever body, not emanating from any judicial system recognized by law, is not binding on anyone including the person who had asked for it”. In the concluding part of its 40-page order, the court remarked “a society that does not respect its women, can not be treated to be civilized”. “All citizens, including Muslim women, have fundamental rights”, the court pointed out, adding “under the garb of personal law, individual or collective rights of the citizens” could not be infringed. The Supreme Court is all set to begin on May 11 its hearing on constitutional validity of triple talaq.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Parents of several students today staged a demonstration outside the collectorate here to protest the annual charge and fee hike by some private school managements, even as police arrested five people in connection with the stir. Some of the parents had also blocked the road in front of the collectorate and disrupted traffic on the Hapur road, sources said. Senior superintendent of police Deepak Kumar said the parents were adamant and demanding action against the “monopoly” of school managements. “I personally reached there and pacified the guardians,” he said. The SSP said he then arranged a meeting of the enraged parents at Harsaon police lines where district magistrate Nidhi Kesarwani listened to their grievances. Five people have been arrested for blocking the road. they were later released on bail, the SSP said. DM Kesarwani told the parents that notices will be issued to the school managements to “not harass” the children for annual charges. A three-member committee, which was constituted earlier on the issue, has used the explanations tendered by school managements in support of their levying the annual charges. “Now the final report will be submitted on May 11, till that day no annual charges will be taken from parents by any school,” she said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The ‘Kailash Mansarover Yaatri Bhawan’ that was announced by Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath may come in Ghaziabad on a 10,000 square yard plot close to the Hajj House here. District Magistrate Nidhi Kesarwani today handed over a proposal for constructing the ‘bhawan’ on 10,000 square yards land is close to the Hajj house at Hindon river bank, to Uttar Pradesh Secretary for charitable works, information and tourism Avneesh Awasthi. Awasthi also visited the proposed site for along with Kesarwani, Mayor Ashu Verma and other senior officials today. Verma said that the Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation will provide this land to the state government “free of cost” and state government will construct the Bhawan will be constructed by cultural department within 3 months. The proposal will be tabled in a meeting for its nod, he said. Verma said the identified plot was uneven but had now been levelled. Last month in Gorakhpur, chief minister Yogi Adityanath had announced that those undertaking the annual Kailash Mansarovar pilgrimage will be given Rs 1 lakh by the state government and a Kailash ‘Bhavan’ will be constructed for them.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Ghaziabad district administration has served show-cause notices to 18 schools here and sought an explanation to the hike in fee. The committee looking into the matter issued the notices two days ago following a meeting called by ADM Finance Rajesh Yadav, which was attended by representatives of the schools and several parents’ associations. The schools have been given 20 days to give their explanation. Till then no school will charge annual fee, District Magistrate Nidhi Kesarwani said. The committee has also asked the schools to explain why they were levying the annual charges, officials said. If their replies are not found justified, annual charges will be waived. Permission of taking annual charges from parents are not mentioned in the NOC of the district administration or CBSE, Kesarwani said. Following protest by parents under the banner of Bhartiya Kisan Sangh, SDM (Loni) Prem Singh Ranjan had issued a notice under section 133 (conditional order for removal of nuisance) of the CrPC to Salwan Public School yesterday. The SDM warned the management to decrease the escalated fee within a week or face legal action. On April 13, scores of infuriated parents staged a protest against 25 per cent hike in fee of private schools. They handed over a memorandum addressed to the district magistrate to take action against the owners of private schools. The protest was led by Shiksha Bachao Abhiyan Samiti (SBAS) and All Schools Parents Association (ASPA).(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Scores of infuriated parents today staged a protest here against 25 per cent hike in fees of private schools. They handed over a memorandum addressed to district magistrate to take action against the owners of private schools. The protest was led by Shiksha Bachao Abhiyan Samiti (SBAS) and All Schools Parents Association (ASPA). Addressing the gathering SBAS convener Satyapal Singh said that school managements are increasing the fees every year and it has become difficult for parents to provide education to their children. He warned that in case the administration does not rein in school managements SBAS along with ASPA will hold strong agitation. On the other hand parents launched hunger strike on the main gate of DPSG public school in Vasundhra colony for opposing the exorbitant fees for ensuing year. District magistrate Nidhi Kesarwani said a committee has been constituted under ADM (Finance & revenue) Rajesh Kumar Singh, district inspector of schools and Basic Shiksha Adhikari (BSA) will call the owners of schools to resolve the problem and if they do not comply, NOC letters will be issued to CBSE to cancel their affiliations.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Ghaziabad district magistrate today recommended deduction of a day’s salary of ten doctors who were found absent during his sudden inspection at the District government hospital here. District Magistrate (DM) Nidhi Kesarwani today visited the MMG District Hospital without any prior intimation and found many flaws in the working of its staffers, said district information officer R B Singh. The DM scrutinized the attendance register and ordered the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr Ajay Agarawal, to keep the register in his custody and withhold a day’s salary of the 10 absentee doctors. While skin specialist Dr A K Dixit was found prescribing medicines which were available only at chemists shops located outside the hospital, the officer said. The DM has also recommended a punitive action against the errant doctor in a letter to state government.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The BJP has pocketed all five Assembly constituencies in the district, while the Dholana seat, which is in Hapur but geographically a major portion of it falls in this district, has been won by the BSP. BJP’s Atul Garg won the Ghaziabad city Assembly seat, defeating his rival Suresh Bansal of BSP by a margin of 70,484 votes, district information officer R B Singh said on behalf of District Election Officer Nidhi Kesarwani. Sahibabad Assembly seat was won by BJP’s Sunil Sharma who defeated Congress nominee Amarpal by a margin of 1,50,543 votes. Sharma was an MLA from Ghaziabad when Sahibabad Assembly constituency was not carved out yet, while Amarpal was the first MLA of Sahibabad. BJP’s Ajit Pal Tyagi, son of Raj Pal Tyagi, a former Uttar Pradesh minister, who had recently joined the party, defeated BSP candidate Sudhan Rawat by a margin of 89,401 votes in Muradnagar seat. In Modi Nagar seat, BJP’s Manju Shivach, a first time contestant defeated her nearest rival, BSP’s Wahab Chowdhary by 66,956 votes. Loni Assembly constituency was won by BJP’s Nand Kishore Gurjar who defeated BSP’s Zakir Ali by a margin of 42,809 votes. In Dholana Assembly constituency, BSP candidate Hazi Aslam defeated four-time MP Ramesh Chand Tomar by a margin of 3,680 votes. Tomar who started his political carrier from BJP left the party and had joined Congress. In 2014 Lok Sabha elections he secured Congress ticket from Noida, but just after the last date of withdrawal of name he joined BJP. This time, he the Assembly polls on BJP ticket and lost.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
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<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The editor of jagran.com was arrested in connection with posting of a poll survey in alleged violation of directions of the Election Commission and later released on bail, police said on Tuesday.Kavi Nagar police detained Shekhar Tripathi around 11 PM on Monday from his residence in Kaushamibi. He was later put under arrest and produced in a court which granted him bail, Senior Superintendent of Police Deepak Kumar said.Following a direction from EC, FIRs have been lodged in all the 15 districts where the election was held in the first phase.
ALSO READ Published exit poll on English site inadvertently: Dainik Jagran after EC’s FIRTripathi was booked under Section 188 IPC and under sections 126A and 126B of Representation of People Act 1951.District Election Officer Nidhi Kesarwani said that in compliance with EC’s order, district information officer Raj Bahadur Singh had registered an FIR at police station Kavinagar after which Tripathi was detained. Dainik Jagran newspaper last night said news about exit polls of Uttar Pradesh was published inadvertently on its English website and it was immediately removed after being detected by senior officials of the group.