Tabrez Ansari lynching case: Jharkhand police bring back murder charge on all accused

Tabrez Ansari lynching case: Jharkhand police bring back murder charge on all accused

Eight days after the Jharkhand police dropped the murder charge against 11 accused in the mob lynching case of young Muslim man Tabrez Ansari, they brought back the same charge on the accused on Wednesday after obtaining a fresh medical report.

According to Indian Express, in a statement, the Jharkhand Police said that in the first chargesheet, “opinion on the cause of death” was kept “reserved” in the viscera report. And on invoking the murder charge under Section 302 of the IPC, police said they had “additional evidence” like the opinion sought from a second medical board of directors, which opined that Ansari’s death was due to the combined effect of “injury and cardiac arrest” and that the video was not tampered with.

Ansari was seen on national television being beaten up with rods while tied to a pole and forced to chant 'Jai Shri Ram' over alleged theft in June. Based on a fresh medical report, the police on Wednesday filed a supplementary charge sheet before a court in Seraikela-Kharsawan district, retaining Section 302 of the IPC (murder) against the 11 accused.

The police had on September 10 dropped murder charges against all the 13 accused in the mob lynching case and converted it into one of culpable homicide not amounting to murder (Section 304 of the IPC) on the basis of postmortem, medical and forensic reports which said 24-year-old Ansari died of cardiac arrest. While the quantum of punishment under Section 302 is death or imprisonment for life and fine, the penalty under Section 304 is imprisonment for life or imprisonment for 10 years or fine or both.

The 13 accused were arrested in connection with the death of 24-year-old Ansari. Ansari worked as a labourer and welder in Pune and had come home to celebrate Eid when he was captured by locals at Dhatkidih village on the night of June 17 over suspicion of trying to steal a motorcycle.

He was tied to a pole and assaulted by a mob with sticks and iron rods. A video of the scene that went viral and was flashed across tv networks showed he was forced to chant 'Jai Shri Ram' and 'Jai Hanuman' by his tormentors. Though there was no evidence of the perpetrators' link to any Hindu right organisation, Vishwa Hindu Parishad activists had protested their arrest.

A Special Investigation Team (SIT) was set up to look into the case after Ansari was declared "brought dead" by doctors at the Tata Main Hospital in Jamshedpur on June 22. Two policemen were suspended in connection with the incident.


2 US citizens arrested for flying drone near Rashtrapati Bhavan

2 US citizens arrested for flying drone near Rashtrapati Bhavan

Pakistan should be ready to lose PoK, says Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani

Pakistan should be ready to lose PoK, says Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani

Vadodara: Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Sunday warned Pakistan to stop supporting terrorism and added that it should be ready to lose Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir (PoK).

"Article 370 has been revoked. Now, Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) too is ours. Pakistan should be ready to lose PoK. For fulfilling the dream of united India, we are ready to move forward for PoK... Pakistan should stop supporting terrorism... India will not tolerate this," he said while attending a Bharat Ekta Manch rally here.

In August, Parliament had revoked Article 370 which gave special provisions to Jammu and Kashmir and also bifurcated the state into two union territories- Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh.

The Chief Minister also reminded Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan about the 1971 war in which Bangladesh was liberated.

"Pakistan was boasting of occupying Delhi in 1971 but they were about to lose Karachi. Bangladesh was partitioned. Their Army became our refugees," he added.


Delhi: Woman sells 15-year-old daughter for Rs 1 lakh after selling toddler to trafficker

Delhi: Woman sells 15-year-old daughter for Rs 1 lakh after selling toddler to trafficker

On Sunday, the Delhi Commission for Women has said that it has rescued a 15-year-old girl from outer Delhi’s Bawana. The 15-year-old girl was allegedly sold by her mother to a trafficker.

According to the Hindustan Times, the minor was told by her mother that they were going to her sister’s place in Badarpur, but instead took her to a hotel in Nizamuddin. The incident took place on September 8. The girl was taken to a hotel where a deal was struck, after which her mother told her that she had to go somewhere and that a man named Shahid would take her home.

But instead, the man took the girl to his place in Ishwar Colony in Bawana. The man then asked the girl to get ready in a wedding dress to force her into prostitution. The Delhi Commission for Women told the leading daily, that the man told the girl that her mother had sold her off for Rs 1 lakh. The girl found an escape and with Rs 10 in her pocket managed to get a shared auto-rickshaw ride back to her house in Bawana JJ Colony.

Later with the help of neighbours, she called Delhi Commission for Women after which she was rescued and a formal complaint was registered. The girl used to live with her mother, stepfather and four siblings. The police have registered an FIR under section 370A of the Indian Penal Code. The girl informed the Delhi Commission for Women that her mother had sold off one-year-old brother last month to a trafficker for Rs 1 lakh in order to repay a debt.


Voting for DUSU election underway, NSUI candidate detained

Voting for DUSU election underway, NSUI candidate detained

New Delhi: Polling for four positions of Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) is underway at 52 polling centres on Thursday, with 16 candidates in the fray and over 1.3 lakh students eligible to cast their votes. The polling began at 9.30 am.

Congress-affiliated National Students' Union of India claimed its joint secretary candidate Abhishek Chaprana was denied entry to polling booths in Dayal Singh College in south Delhi. The student outfit claimed Chaprana was illegally detained.

However, police said he was canvassing for votes outside the college, which is not allowed. When he was asked not to canvass, he "misbehaved" with policemen and had to be detained, police said.

Out of the 16 candidates in fray, there are only four women in contention, while two of them are contesting independently. The RSS-affiliated Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has fielded Akshit Dahiya for the post of DUSU president, Pradeep Tanwar for the vice president's post, Yogit Rathee for the general secretary's post and Shivangi Kherwal for the post of joint secretary.

The National Students Union of India (NSUI) has pitted Chetna Tyagi against Dahiya and Left-backed AISA's Damini Kain for the post of president.

The NSUI has fielded Ankit Bharti for the vice president's post, Ashish Lamba for the secretary's post and Abhishek Chaprana for the post of joint secretary.

Last year, the RSS-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad had won three posts while the NSUI won one post.

Infrastructure in industrial estate to be augmented with Central aid: Pondy Minister MOHF Shahjahan

Infrastructure in industrial estate to be augmented with Central aid: Pondy Minister MOHF Shahjahan

Armed forces should be at forefront of combating bioterrorism: Rajnath Singh

Armed forces should be at forefront of combating bioterrorism: Rajnath Singh

New Delhi: Bioterrorism is a real threat in today's time and the armed forces medical services should be at the forefront of combating the menace, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Thursday.

Speaking at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation's First Military Medicine Conference, Singh said bioterrorism breaks out as a "contagious plague". "The armed forces and its medical services have to be at the forefront of combating this menace," Singh said. 

What is the month of Moharram, and who was Imam Hussain

What is the month of Moharram, and who was Imam Hussain

What is moharram
'Moharram' is the name of the first month of the Islamic calendar. It is from this month that the new year of Islam begins. The 10th of this month is called Day of Ashura, this day is called Moharram in the English calendar.

Why is Moharram celebrated
In the month of Moharram, Imam Hussain, the younger Nawase of Hazrat Muhammad Sahab, the founder of the religion of Islam, and his 72 followers were slaughtered. Hazrat Hussain was martyred while fighting Yazid's army in Iraq's city of Karbala.

Imam Hussain was the reason for Yitid from Naitifaki
In Islam, only one God has been asked to pray. Things like deception, lies, manipulation, gambling, alcoholism are forbidden in Islam. Hazrat Mohammed followed these instructions and instructed all Muslims and their families to follow these Islamic principles.

On the other hand, from where Islam emerged, there was a period of a ruler named Mu'awiya in 'Sham', some distance from Madina. After the death of Mu'awiya, Yazid as the royal heir, in which all the demerits were present, he sat on the throne of the evening.

Yajid wanted Imam Hussain to confirm his sitting on the throne as he is a member of Mohammad and he has a good influence on the people there.

The house of Hazrat Mohammed refused to accept a person like Yazid as the Islamic ruler because Islamic values ​​were of no value to Yazid. Along with Yajid's refusal to obey, he also decided that he would now leave his maternal grandfather Hazrat Mohammad Saheb's city of Medina so that peace would remain there.

The battle was decided in this situation
Imam Hussain was leaving Medina forever with family and some loved ones heading to Iraq. But Yajid's army surrounded his convoy near Karbala. Yajid placed conditions before him which Imam Hussain flatly refused to accept. In lieu of not accepting the condition, Yajid spoke of war.

While talking to Yazid, Imam Hussein stayed in the path of Iraq with his convoy by putting a tent on the banks of the river Furat. But the Yazidi army ordered the tents of Imam Hussain to be removed from the banks of the river Furat and did not even allow them to take water from the river.

This is how the war started
The Imam did not intend to fight because his convoy consisted of only 72 people. In which the six-month-old son included his sister-daughters, wife and small children. The date was a stampede, and it was summer time. It may be noted that even today in Iraq (May), the normal daytime temperatures in summer are more than 50 degrees. By seven moharram, the amount of food and water that Imam Hussain had, was over.

Imam kept on working with patience, avoiding the war. From 7 to 10 Muharram, Imam Hussain was a member of his family and a hungry thirsty person.

10 The person who went to Muharram one by one towards Imam Hussain, fought with Yazid's army. When all the companions of Imam Hussain were killed, then after the prayer of Asr (noon), Imam Hussain himself went and he was also killed. In this battle, one son of Imam Hussain, Zainulabedin survived because he was ill on 10 Moharram and later he was succeeded by Muhammed Saheb.

Moharram is celebrated in memory of this sacrifice. This incident of Karbala is a sacrifice made by the house of Hazrat Mohammad for the protection of Islam. After killing Imam Hussain and his male companions and family members, Yajid ordered the arrest of the women of Hazrat Imam Hussain's family.

After Imam Hussain's death
Yazid, describing himself as the victor, told those watching Hussain's robbed convoy that this fate was done against those who went against Yajid's rule. Yajid committed extreme crimes against the women of Muhammed's house. They kept him in the prison where Husain's innocent child Sakina died in the (Syria) prison.

However, more than 1400 years have passed since this incident. In Katl-e-Hussain Asl is Marg-e-Yazid. Islam is alive after every Tomb.

BJP leader raped me for year: law student

BJP leader raped me for year: law student

UN human rights chief expresses concern over impact of restrictions in Kashmir, asks India to ease current lockdowns

UN human rights chief expresses concern over impact of restrictions in Kashmir, asks India to ease current lockdowns

Geneva: UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Monday expressed "deep concern" over the impact of restrictions in Kashmir, and asked India to ease the current lockdowns to ensure people's access to basic services.

Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, also asked Pakistan and India to ensure that the human rights of the Kashmiri people are respected and protected, amid tensions between the two neighbours after the abrogation of special status of Jammu and Kashmir by New Delhi. In her opening statement at the 42st session of the Human Rights Council, she also asked India to ensure that the National Register of Citizens (NRC) verification in Assam does not leave the people stateless.

On Kashmir, she said her office continues to receive reports on the human rights situation on both sides of the Line of Control. "I am deeply concerned about the impact of recent actions by the Government of India on the human rights of Kashmiris, including restrictions on internet communications and peaceful assembly, and the detention of local political leaders and activists," she said.

"While I continue to urge the Governments of India and Pakistan to ensure that human rights are respected and protected, I have appealed particularly to India to ease the current lockdowns or curfews; to ensure people's access to basic services; and that all due process rights are respected for those who have been detained," she said.

Asserting that the abrogation of Article 370 of its Constitution to withdraw J&K's special status was its "internal matter", India has defended imposition of restrictions in the Kashmir Valley on the grounds that they were put to prevent Pakistan from creating more mischief through proxies and terrorists. On Saturday, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval said mobile phone and Internet services can easily be used by Pakistan and terrorists for subversive activities, but the denial of these services should not prevent people from going about their lives.

"Even before Internet came into our lives people were going about their lives doing business," he said, while acknowledging that people are unhappy with these restrictions. "In any society, people always want more than what they have. But to us their life is more important," Doval said adding that 92.5 per cent of the geographical area of Jammu & Kashmir is now without restrictions.

The government last month decided to abrogate provisions of Article 370 in J&K, and bifurcate it into two Union Territories, evoking strong reactions from Pakistan with its Prime Minister Imran Khan making provocative anti-India rhetoric, which India dubbed as "irresponsible statements". Bachelet also said it was important that the people of Kashmir are consulted and engaged in any decision-making processes that have an impact on their future.

On India's NRC exercise, she said the recent verification process in Assam has caused great uncertainty and anxiety, with some 1.9 million people excluded from the final list published on August 31. She appealed to the Indian government to ensure due process during the appeals process, prevent deportation or detention, and ensure people are protected from statelessness.

India says updating of the NRC is a statutory, transparent, legal process mandated by the Supreme Court of India. It maintains that the exclusion from the NRC has no implication on the rights of an individual resident in Assam. "For those who are not in the final list will not be detained and will continue to enjoy all the rights as before till they have exhausted all the remedies available under the law. It does not make the excluded person "Stateless'," the External Affairs Ministry said in a statement last week. "It also does not make him or her 'a Foreigner', within the legal meaning of the term. They will not be deprived of any rights or entitlements which they have enjoyed before," the statement said.