Urdu Press This Week (Feb 8-14 ) : Azad’s apologetic proud Indian claim, Hamid Ansari’s sophistry

By Quamar Ashraf Besides the below-mentioned issues, Uighur Muslims’ persecution and allowing Muslim girl right to marry after reaching puberty remained in focus this week. Expansion of Bihar cabinet and Bengal polls and Amit Shah’s announcement to implement CAA after coronavirus vaccination drive too were talked about but they was routineness in coverage. Disappointedly, the Urdu papers seem to lack writers as one article published in a paper is more often than not carried out by several publications. PM’ Modi’s teary-eyed farewell to Azad, Modi’s sensitivity during Gujarat riots Much…

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Omar says he and Farooq Abdullah ‘locked’ up at home

SRINAGAR – After former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah claimed on Sunday that he and his father Farooq Abdullah have been “locked” up at their residence here without any explanation by authorities, J&K Police maintained that VIP protectees were advised against moving out in view of “adverse inputs”. Omar posted on Twitter photos of security vehicles stationed outside his residence on the Gupkar Road and said that his sister and her children, who live next doors, have been locked up as well. The National Conference leader also asked under which law he…

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Ex-MP Tabassum, her MLA son booked under Gangster Act

Tabassum Hasan, meanwhile, said, “This FIR is completely manipulative. They have been at it for more than a year now. They are doing whatever they want to do. Anyone raising concerns of the common man or speaking against the government policies is being targeted. We will take a legal recourse to fight it.” SHAMLI – Former Kairana MP, Tabassum Hasan, 50, and her son Nahid Hasan, 32, the Samajwadi Party MLA from Kairana, have been booked along with 38 others under relevant sections of the Gangster Act by local police in…

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Won’t let CAA be implemented if voted to power in Assam: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday attacked the Modi government for his divisive politics and said that his party won’t allow implementation of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) if it is voted to power in the upcoming assembly elections. Addressing his first public rally in Assam ahead of the assembly elections due in March-April, Gandhi said BJP and its ideological mentor Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) are trying to divide the state on the issue of Assam Accord, he said, “If Assam is divided, then Prime Minister Narendra Modi or…

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AIMPLB moves SC to challenge PIL seeking uniform grounds for divorce

During the hearing, the top court had told Upadhyay’s counsel that the court can grant a hearing in the plea, but the problem is why should Hindu and Muslim communities be brought on par like this NEW DELHI – The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has moved the Supreme Court challenging a plea seeking uniform grounds for divorce for all citizens irrespective of their faith. The Muslim rights body has sought to intervene into an PIL by advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay, saying that personal laws cannot be tested on…

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