Pakistan issues notices to Google, Wikipedia over ‘misleading’ content about Islam and Holy Quran

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority says both platforms disseminating sacrilegious content ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan on Friday issued notices to Google and Wikipedia for “diseminating sacrilegious content”. In a statement, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) said they have been receiving complaints regarding “misleading search results” about Islam and an unauthentic version of the Quran uploaded on Google Play Store. “Being a matter of very serious nature, PTA has approached Google Inc with the directions to immediately remove the unlawful content,” PTA said. According to the PTA, they have also received complaints regarding caricatures of…

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Legendary Urdu poet and critic Shamsur Rahman Faruqi passes away at 85

New Delhi, Dec 25 :  Legendary Urdu poet and critic Shamsur Rahman Faruqi passed away on Friday at his Allahabad home, a month after recovering from Covid-19. He was 85. “He had been insisting on going back to his home in Allahabad. We reached here only this morning and within half an hour he passed away around 11,” Faruqi’s nephew and writer Mahmood Farooqui told PTI. The Padma Shree awardee poet was discharged from a hospital in Delhi on 23 November after recovering from the coronavirus. “But due to steroids,…

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Dalit man thrashed in UP for using common hand pump

Banda (Uttar Pradesh): A Dalit man in Uttar Pradesh has alleged that he was beaten up when he went to fetch water form a government installed hand pump in a village in Banda district. The 45-year-old victim said he was beaten up by people in Tendura village who objected to his touching the hand pump. Ramchandra Raidas, in his FIR, has alleged that family members of one Ram Dayal Yadav attacked him with sticks when he went to take water from the hand pump on Friday morning. Raidas has sustained…

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Patna HC quashes cases against 18 ‘scapegoated’ members of Tablighi Jamaat

Congress party on Thursday held a protest in New Delhi and demanded an apology from Amit Shah and Arvind Kejriwal for allegedly defaming Tablighi Jamaat The Patna High Court on Tuesday quashed criminal cases lodged against 18 foreigners associated with Tablighi Jamaat. They had allegedly visited Tablighi Jamaat headquarters in New Delhi’s Nizamuddin area before the congregation held in March. A bench led by Rajeev Ranjan Prasad held that 18 foreigners did not attend the congregation held before the lockdown and even if they would have attended, it wouldn’t have…

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