UP: Muslim man beaten, handed over to police on apprehension of so-called love jihad

The youth said that he met the girl online and became friends with her. He flew down to meet her, along with a soft toy, chocolates and sweets on her birthday LAKHIMPUR — A Muslim youth who flew from Bengaluru to Lakhimpur Kheri to meet a Hindu girl whom he had befriended online, was beaten up, taken to a police station and detained overnight. A local right-wing outfit insisted that anti-conversion charges be pressed against him and the police took him into preventive detention on Sunday evening but he was released…

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Akhilesh stopped me 12 times from coming to UP: Owaisi

Owaisi’s attack on Akhilesh clearly implies that the AIMIM wants to elbow out the Samajwadi Party from the ‘secular’ space. VARANASI — All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday mounted a blistering attack on Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav and said that he had been prevented from coming to the state 12 times when Yadav was the Chief Minister. Owaisi was accompanied by Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP) president Om Prakash Rajbhar. “Rajbhar is my friend and we will show our strength in UP now,” he said. Owaisi’s…

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Lawyer who defended Nirbhaya’s rapists calls Shaheen Bagh protestors ‘unpatriotic’

By Hasan Akram New Delhi: “There is no comparison between the farmers protests and Shaheen Bagh protests. Farmers are protesting in a patriotic way. We have suggested names of Justices Kurian Joseph and Markandeya Katju for the Committee,” said AP Singh, a lawyer who is representing farmers group, BKU Bhanu, in the Supreme Court. Singh had fought the case of Nirbhaya’s rapists. He had faced widespread criticism for his derogatory remarks on Nirbhaya. His recent comment on Shaheen Bahg has also sparked criticism. Several individuals on social media have raised concerns…

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