Jailed PDP leader being tortured, forced to admit allegations: Mehbooba Mufti

J&K CID has joined the list of central agencies that work to terrorise Kashmiris & falsely implicate them, said Mehbooba SRINAGAR — Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti in a series of tweets on Wednesday alleged that the CID has joined the list of central agencies that work to terrorise Kashmiris and falsely implicate them. She alleged that detained party leader Waheed Parra was being tortured to admit false allegations. “J&K CID has joined the list of central agencies that work to terrorise Kashmiris & falsely implicate them. After…

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Muslim activist Sharjeel Usmani booked for his speech in Maharashtra

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Leaders of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis (Assembly) and Pravin Darekar (Council) had demanded that Usmani should be booked under sedition charges for his remarks. By Muslim Mirror Staff New Delhi: Amid a political uproar, the Maharashtra Police has booked Muslim activist Sharjeel Usmani in connection with his speech at the Elgar Parishad held in Pune on 30 January. The Swargate Police Station early this morning filed a First Information Report (FIR) based on a complaint by a Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha Secretary, Advocate Pradeep Gawade on Tuesday.…

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Journalist Siddique Kappan awaits Supreme Court’s nod to see his mother on her deathbed

New Delhi: Six days ago, the Kerala Union of Working Journalists had filed a plea in the Supreme Court seeking five days interim bail for journalist Siddique Kappan so that he can see his 90-year-old mother, who is on her deathbed. However, the plea is yet to be listed. After many attempts and cases fought by Siddique’s wife Raihanath and his fellow journalists, the UP police had allowed a video call on January 28. But on that day, Kadeeja had been unconscious, unable to recognise Siddique — her Baava — over…

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Citizenship Act Rules “under preparation”, Centre gives time till July

New Delhi: The centre has given itself time – till July 9 at least – to frame and implement rules relating to the controversial citizenship law, amendments to which were passed in December 2019 amid unprecedented chaos in parliament and violent protests across the country. In a response to a question in parliament today – by Congress Lok Sabha MP VK Sreekandan – the Home Ministry said that the Citizenship Amendment Act, or CAA, had been in force since January 10, 2020, but rules were “under preparation”. “The Committees on…

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