Prominent Dalit leaders condemn fund raising drive for Ram Mandir construction

By Gowtham K Gulbarga: Opposing the fund collection drive launched by Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust for the construction of Ram Temple at the site where 450 year old Babri masjid was stood in Ayodhya, senior Dalit leader Gurushant Pattedar said the BJP-led government’s move to collect funds for this was unconstitutional. Addressing a press conference here on Sunday, the Dalit leader said that PM Modi was collecting funds from common people through the trust in the name of constructing Ram temple. “The government should neither collect funds from…

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Indian American rights groups urge Supreme Court to give bail to Sanjiv Bhatt

New Delhi/Washington:  Several civil rights activists and organizations from India and the US on Monday urged the Supreme Court to give bail to former police officer Sanjiv Bhatt. At a virtual press conference organized by the Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC) and Hindus for Human Rights, the organizations and activists argued that conviction of Bhatt in a murder case was wrong and based on fraudulent evidence. The Supreme Court of India has scheduled a bail hearing for Bhatt on January 22. Senior Congress leader and former minister Shashi Tharoor said…

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Israel racing to increase settlements before Biden takes office: Palestine Prime Minister

Ishtaye called on the international community to take a serious stand against the Israeli settlements and shoulder its responsibility to protect the two-state solution. RAMALLAH — Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtaye said that the Israeli government was racing to build more settlements before US President-elect Joe Biden takes office on Wednesday. “The Israeli decision to construct 760 new settlement units in the West Bank shows that Israel races time before the departure of the current administration,” Ishtaye told the weekly meeting of the Palestinian cabinet held on Monday in Ramallah. Ishtaye…

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Hyderabad floods 2020 : Government in deep slumber

By Syed Ilyas Basha              The city and outskirts of Hyderabad saw a catastrophe in October 2020 in the form of floods-related natural calamity.    With incessant rains while the city drenched, the surrounding numerous lakes received huge inflow resulting into its overflow.   It was found that the former planners of the city had  connected all these lakes with canals to smoothly transfer excess water in the nearby larger lake.  Later upon and finally the excess water had to flow down into the Moosi river. This time, a few days excess…

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Delhi court issues notice on plea seeking enhancement of compensation to Delhi pogrom victims

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has issued a notice to the BJP-led federal govt. and AAP-run Delhi govt. on a plea stating that interim relief to the victims of February’s violence be increased from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 15 lakh. Justice Prathiba M Singh issued notice to the central and Delhi governments seeking their stand on the petition by the victims of the violence that was orchestrated by Hindutva terrorists. A large number of people mostly Muslims were beheaded and set on fire during the violence. Moreover, public and…

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