‘Insult to all freedom fighters’: Savarkar’s photo in UP assembly gallery sparks criticism

“So many controversies surround Savarkar. The entire country knows how he begged and apologised to Britishers for his release. The BJP should learn from history. His picture is nothing but an insult to our great freedom fighters,” said Akhilesh Yadav LUCKNOW — The Congress and the Samajwadi Party have strongly objected to a portrait of Veer Savarkar, also known as the father of Hindutva, finding a place at the Vidhan Parishad Picture Gallery which was inaugurated on Tuesday by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Congress MLC Deepak Singh has written…

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I have principle and no power ; You have power and no principle : Sanjiv Bhatt

By Sanjiv Bhatt I have principle and no powerYou have power and no principle You being youAnd I being I Compromise is out of the questionSo let the battle begin…I have truth and no forceYou have force and no truth, You being youAnd I being I Compromise is out of the questionSo let the battle begin…You may club my skull, I will fightYou may crush my bones I will fightYou may bury me alive I will fightWith truth running through me I will fightWith every ounce of my strength I…

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Muslim shrine vandalised, painted with saffron colour in Kanpur

New Delhi: A Muslim shrine was vandalised and painted with saffron colour in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur city on 17 January. The police have lodged a case against 40-50 people but no one has been arrested over the incident so far. The Qazi of Kanpur city, Qari Abdul Quddos believes that individuals belonging to Hindu right-wing organisations were involved in the attack. Speaking to local reporters, he said, ”For the last three days, the miscreants belonging to the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal were causing mischief. Complaints were lodged with the…

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Hundreds of Dalits and poor uprooted in PM Modi’s constituency Varanasi

By Abdul Bari Masoud New Delhi:  The  National Alliance of People’s  Movements (NAPM), a broad-based coalition of  NGOs,  on Tuesday  strongly condemned  the demolitions of working class and Dalit  localities in the name of ‘Smart City’ in  Varanasi which is  the Prime Minister Modi’s parliamentary  constituency.  Demanding immediate rehabilitation of the hundreds of uprooted poor people, it took a dig at the Modi government’s pet slogan ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’ saying even in the PM’s constituency basic dignity and rights are not guaranteed to the oppressed people. The Alliance said the…

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Sharjeel Imam, Umar Khalid and others move court alleging denial of access to chargesheet

New Delhi: Several Muslim activists on Tuesday told a court that they had not been given access to 18,000-page charge sheet despite its orders. ”Police officials have uploaded the charge sheet in the computer but the jail authorities have not given me access to it,” Saifi, who is lodged in Mandoli prison, was quoted by PTI as saying. Some of the other accused, who have got access to it, sought the court’s directions to the jail authorities for a uniform time slot, preferably more than an hour a day, for reading…

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