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'Maaro saale ko': Shocking footage of goons heckling journalist at JNU
On Sunday night, violence broke out at Jawaharlal Nehru University as masked men armed with sticks and rods attacked students and teachers and damaged property on the campus, prompting the administration to call in police which conducted a flag march.
During the violence, multiple journalists were heckled and abused while they covering the violence at JNU campus. A video of the incident is doing rounds on social media in which it can be seen that a journalist is was surrounded and heckled while reporting from JNU gate.
Listen to the audio of what thugs say while colleague @ashu3page is surrounded and heckled while reporting from JNU gate:
8:43 AM - Jan 5, 2020
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The reporter Ashutosh Mishra, who was attacked, took to Twitter and said: "Horror at JNU last night - i Had to escape the vulture mob attacked me and my Cameraman of outsiders right outside the main gate of JNU. Someone somehow recorded it."
Horror at JNU last night - i Had to escape the vulture mob attacked me and my Cameraman of outsiders right outside the main gate of JNU.
Someone somehow recorded it.
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Violence broke out in JNU on Sunday night as masked men armed with sticks and rods attacked students and teachers and damaged property on the campus, prompting the administration to call in police which conducted a flag march. At least 28 people, including JNU Students' Union president Aishe Ghosh, were injured as chaos prevailed on the campus for nearly two hours.
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Mumbai: Shiv Sena on Thursday admitted that there was a tussle among senior leaders of the three ruling alliance parties in Maharashtra for key Cabinet berths, and said some MLAs could not be inducted as ministers because the list of "probables" was huge.
It also took a dim view of some people vandalising the Congress office in Pune to protest against non-inclusion of party MLA Sangram Thopte in the ministry.
The Congress used to call Shiv Sena's protests as 'rada culture' (hooliganism), but what Thopte's alleged supporters did was exactly the same, it said.
This does not suit the "Congress culture", an editorial in Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana' said.
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray expanded his month-old ministry on Monday by inducting 36 ministers.
"The Cabinet expansion was, indeed, delayed but it finally happened. There were some sparks of disappointment from those who could not make the cut, but the list of probables was huge," the Shiv Sena said.
It said the opposition (BJP) may be "bubbling" over such developments, but even the previous Devendra Fadnavis government was no exception to such discontent during its Cabinet expansions.
The Uddhav Thackeray-led party also said it kept its word by inducting three Independents, who extended support to the Shiv Sena, unlike the Congress and NCP.
"A strong and experienced Cabinet is in power, it should be allowed to function," the Sena said.
On Shiv Sena MLA Bhaskar Jadhav expressing "shock" over his exclusion from the ministry, the Marathi daily said Cabinet berth was "not promised" to anyone, including Jadhav, who joined the Thackeray-led party after quitting the NCP.
"Jadhav claimed Thackeray promised to make him Cabinet minister. As per our information, no such promise was made to him. Thackeray must have asked him to join the Sena ahead of the Assembly polls and be part of the government," it said.
The Shiv Sena joined hands with the Congress and NCP, its traditional adversaries, after its alliance with the BJP collapsed over the issue of sharing the chief ministerial post following the state Assembly polls held in October last year.
Noting that there was a tussle over portfolio distribution, the Shiv Sena said senior Congress leader and former chief minister Ashok Chavan, who has been inducted into the state Cabinet, needs a ministry like 'revenue'.
Just few days after the Maharashtra Cabinet expansion, Congress and Shiv Sena leaders who could not be a part of the MVA government's cabinet expressed their discontent. Amit Patel, a Congress MLA who won the Mumbadevi seat thrice, wrote a letter to party President Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi expressing his anguish as he was not alloted a Ministry. Malavani MLA Aslam Sheikh, who threatened to quit the party ahead of the Assembly elections, was alotted a Cabinet berth instead.
As quoted by Mumbai Mirror, party sources said, "Patel’s letter talks about his over 30-year-long association with the Congress, his contributions in the organisation and his loyalty." Patel, however, did not speak about the contents of the letter.
Speaking about the injustice against Patel, a senior Congress leader said,“He was the topmost contender for the ministerial berth, so Sheikh's inclusion came as a surprise to many. Sheikh, who had threatened to quit the party before the elections, was given a ticket at the lost moment," quoted Mumbai Mirror.
At least 12 Sena MLA have shown discontent for not being alloted a Cabinet berth. Pratap Sarnaik and Bhaskar Jadhav have openly expressed their discontent in this matter.
“Perhaps I failed in showing enough loyalty to the party leadership and I will make up for it in the future," Mumbai Mirror quoted Sarnaik as he spoke to the media.
Jadhav also alleged that he was promised a Ministry when he had joined the party.
Another Congress hopeful was three-time MLA Praniti Shinde, whose supporter wrote a letter in blood to party chief Sonia Gandhi, claiming that Shinde and her father worked hard for the party and always remained loyal to the leadership.
Praniti Shinde, the MLA from Solapur, is the daughter of veteran Congressman and former Maharashtra chief minister and Union home minister Sushilkumar Shinde.
"Her father could become chief minister and Union home minister because of the Gandhi family and the Congress," the Sena claimed.
A Saamana editorial on Tuesday said that the induction of three independents from the Sena's quota for the exclusion of Sena leaders in the Cabinet.
Former Water Conervation Minister and Sena MLC Tanaji Sawant confronted party Chief and CM Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday to voice his concerns. Apparently, CM Thackeray tried to convince Sawant but he threated to quit the party. Thackeray, however, said ' Jai Maharashtra' and bid him goodbye.
Other leaders who have also expressed their anguish in the Sena include Sunil Prabhu, Prakash Abitkar, Sunil Raut, Deepak Kesarkar, Ravindra Waikar, Anil Babar, Sanjay Raimulkar, Sanjay Shirsat, and Ashish Jaiswal.
(With inputs from Agencies)
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NRC not linked to CAA? 5 times Amit Shah said it was
Violent clashes with police rocked Uttar Pradesh from Gorakhpur to Bulandshahr on Friday while thousands rallied in the national capital with the tricolour and 'Save Constitution' banners as protests raged across states against the amended citizenship law and the proposed NRC, prompting the government to indicate it was ready to accept suggestions.
While the people have hit to streets to protest against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC), the question remains, is CAA linked to NRC?
The government has insisted that the CAA and NRC are completely separate. While speaking at an event organised by AajTak, on December 17 the Union Minister of Law Ravi Shankar Prasad had said that "NRC hasn't been finalised yet. There is no question of joining CAA with NRC as the draft is yet to be completed." He also said that the Act does not take away the citizenship of an Indian national of any religion.
An atmosphere of unrest has gripped the whole of India within 10 days of the passing of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). The possibility of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) exercise being undertaken at a national level has only compounded the confusion and fear. But BJP and its supporters have asserted that the CAA has nothing to do with the NRC and that Indian citizens will not be affected by them. Yet those who are protesting are feeling that the combination of CAA and NRC will deny citizenship to certain existing Indian citizens or Indian Muslims.
But the confusion began when Union Home Minister Amit Shah in a few speeches made it clear that NRC and CAA are directly linked.
While the confusion prevails, here's 5 times when Amit Shah NRC and CAA are directly linked:
On April 11, 2019, while addressing a rally in West Bengal, Amit Shah had said, "We will ensure implementation of NRC in the entire country. We will remove every single infiltrator from the country, except Buddha, Hindus and Sikhs," reported CNN..
On April 23, 2019, BJP’s official YouTube channel, shared a video in which Amit Shah can be heard saying, "First the CAB will come. All refugees will get citizenship. Then NRC will come. This is why refugees should not worry, but infiltrators should.”
On May 1, 2019, Amit Shah tweeted a video and quoted saying, "First we will pass the Citizenship Amendment bill and ensure that all the refugees from the neighbouring nations get the Indian citizenship. After that NRC will be made and we will detect and deport every infiltrator from our motherland."
First we will pass the Citizenship Amendment bill and ensure that all the refugees from the neighbouring nations get the Indian citizenship. After that NRC will be made and we will detect and deport every infiltrator from our motherland.
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A tweet by the BJP on November 4 that brought much discomfort and enough cross-questioning from the anti-CAA protesters, has quietly been deleted. The tweet, whose screenshot is available with IANS, read, "We will ensure implementation of NRC in the entire country. We will remove every single infiltrator from the country, except Buddha, Hindus, and Sikhs: Shri @AmitShah."
NRC not linked to CAA? 5 times Amit Shah said it was
During an interview to ABP News, Amit Shah said, "that NRC is linked with CAB. I want to make it clear that first Citizenship Amendment Bill will be introduced, which will give Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Buddha and Christian from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan citizenship. After which NRC will come and ill remove every single infiltrator from the country." The video was publihed by ABP news on its YouTube Channel on October 2, 2019.