Fearing arrest by police, film personality Ayesha seeks anticipatory bail

Kochi ; After the Kavaratti Police served a notice to leading Lakshadweep film personality Ayesha Sulthana to appear before it on June 20 in connection with her remarks made on a Malayalam TV channel about the spread of Covid on the island, she filed a plea for anticipatory bail in the Kerala High Court on Monday which will be heard on Tuesday. In her petition, she said she is seeking anticipatory bail because she fears arrest if she appears before the Kavaratti Police. “I don’t think I have done any…

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Hindutva terrorists assault elderly Muslim man, force him to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’

New Delhi: A 72-year-old man identified as Abdul Samad was allegedly assaulted and forced to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’ and ‘Vande Matram’ by Hindutva terrorists in Loni in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad district. He met this fate on 5 June while on his way to a mosque to offer prayers. According to NDTV, the terrorists allegedly abducted Abdul Samad from an autorickshaw and dragged him to a hut in a nearby forested area. They reportedly shouted ‘Jai Shri Ram‘ and ‘Vande Mataram’ and forced him to shout as well, as they punched and beat him with wooden…

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Pakistan SC stops demolition of Hindu Dharamshala

ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Supreme Court has barred the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) from demolishing a Hindu dharamshala in Karachi and leasing it out to an individual. A three-judge bench issued the order in the case related to the implementation of a 2014 judgment on minorities rights. Ramesh Kumar, the co-opt member of the one-man commission on minorities, upraised the court that the property, located in the heart of Saddar town in Karachi city and measuring about 716 square yards, was a dharamshala. Kumar also submitted photographs of the…

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Shouts of ‘go back’ greet Lakshadweep administrator Patel on arrival

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM — Across Lakshadweep, Monday was observed as a day of protest by islanders, who dressed in black and shouted slogans of “go back” from their homes as Union Territory Administrator Praful Khoda Patel landed there around 2.30 p.m. Black flags were also raised from some homes as the protests rent the air. Meanwhile, police officials were taking the videos of the protest, and also of homes from where black flags were flying This is his seventh visit by Patel after taking over as the new Administrator. He is slated…

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Man lynched to death on suspicion of cow smuggling in Rajasthan

New Delhi: A mob killed a man and injured another on the suspicion of cow smuggling in Rajasthan’s Chittorgarh district. The deceased, identified as Babu Lal Bhil, was transporting bovines to Madhya Pradesh along with another man, Pintu, when the mob stopped their vehicle, said Additional Director General of Police (Crime) Ravi Prakash Meharda. The incident took place near a town called Begu in the intervening night of 13 and 14 June. “They (the attackers) had snatched away the men’s documents and mobile phones. When the police arrived they ran away……

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