Two men were convicted of allegedly threatening a maulvi to stop conducting the Friday namaz and forcing him to sing “Jai Shri Ram” after confronting him in Sector 39 on Friday evening. Police said the allegations have yet to be verified.
Earlier that same day, a group of people disrupted namaz in Sector 12.
Aman Yadav, Deputy Police Commissioner (ACP), Sadar, said: “An FIR has been registered and an investigation has been launched. “
The defendants were convicted under Articles 153-A of the IPC (promotional enmity between different grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc., and acts detrimental to the maintenance of l harmony), 253-A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage the religious feelings of any class by insulting their religion or religious convictions), 34 (common intention), 341 (unjustified coercion) and 506 (criminal intimidation) in Sadar police station on Saturday evening, police said.
Police said the incident happened at 11 p.m. on October 22, when the complainant, who leads namaz on Friday in Sector 40, was on his way home after shopping. According to police, he alleged that two men, one of whom is a local resident, started following him and confronted him in front of a house in Sector 39.
In the FIR, the complainant said: “The accused threatened me and told me to stop doing the Friday namaz. The two [accused] threatened me with dire consequences if I ignored their warning to end the Friday namaz. I begged them to live in peace and not to spread hatred, but they continued to abuse and asked me to sing “Jai Shri Ram”.
The complainant said he repeated the song several times because “he feared for his life”.
Talk to Indian express On Sunday, the maulvi said: “They let me go but continued to follow me home. They also circled my house on motorbikes three times. Me, my family and others in the neighborhood are now extremely afraid and we feel threatened. The whole experience rocked us and we don’t know when they [accused] can reappear and attack us.
A police officer, familiar with the investigation, requested anonymity, said: “The complainant’s allegations have not yet been verified. An accused has been named in the FIR. He has a previous case of assault registered against him.
Months after he was detained for allegedly assaulting an underage girl and was subsequently released on bail, Delhi police arrested a 20-year-old man from Kalanaur in Haryana for allegedly raping a seven-year-old girl after l ‘have kidnapped in the national capital. .
Police said the incident happened on Friday as the girl was playing outside her home and was approached by the defendant, who offered to buy her some candy.
“During the course of the investigation, we found nearby CCTV footage showing the girl following the accused near a market. A little later the accused can be seen walking with her and talking to the child, ”said a senior police officer.
Police said CCTV footage also showed that before approaching him he had followed two other children from the same locality, but they entered their homes. “He took her to an isolated place where he allegedly raped her. He threatened not to talk about it and dropped her off near her house. She informed her mother, who told her husband and approached the police, ”said a senior police officer.
The girl was taken to the hospital where she is recovering. “The police filed an FIR and formed several teams to arrest it,” the officer said.
After scanning more than 50 CCTV cameras, police found footage of the accused and began a door-to-door check. “In the meantime, the police learned through their informants that the accused looked like someone who had already been arrested in the Khyala region. A team was sent to the police station and they scanned his file. They tracked down her uncle, who provided vital clues about her, ”the officer said.
Police discovered that the accused had learned that several teams were looking for him. “He left town and went to Haryana. With the help of technical surveillance, the police located his location and apprehended him. He is being questioned, ”said an officer. Meanwhile, the girl’s family and neighbors staged a protest outside the police station and demanded immediate action against the accused.
The leader of Swaraj India Yogendra Yadav, who was Thursday suspended for a month at Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), said on Friday he regretted his “procedural flaw” in not speaking to SKM leaders before meeting with the family of the deceased BJP worker in Lakhimpur Kheri, and said he was “naive” of him. think that the gesture would be understood “in the sense of what it was intended”.
“There is a question of principle, there is a question of policy and there is a question of procedure. What I did was a procedural flaw. I’ve actually been there in a personal capacity, with colleagues from Jai Kisan Andolan, and I didn’t even name SKM, but when you’re in the middle of a fight like this, whatever you do reflects on everyone. In that sense, I should have recognized it and talked to them, ”Yadav told The Indian Express.
When asked what he would have done if the SKM did not agree at the time, he replied: “I would have argued with them, persuaded them, I might have fought with them. them or I would have postponed my plan for a day or two. I do not know. But not talking to them, and them finding it all through the media, was something that was not right.
Yadav said that in terms of academic philosophy there was the issue of substantive ethics and procedural ethics: “In substantive terms I have made my position clear, but procedurally it there was a flaw and I admit it.
Yadav said he hoped his suspension could start a dialogue on “issues of humanitarian gestures, recognition of your opponent’s humanity, and issues of moral complexity.” “The space for all that is decent has shrunk so much in our public life, regardless of ideologies and parties… It was naive of me to expect a gesture like this be understood in the sense in which it was meant, “he said.
“These are things that have kind of almost disappeared from our public life. I say disappeared because it was really part of our struggle for freedom. Gandhi is said to be worried about Lancashire workers whose jobs were being cut because of the Swadeshi movement. Gandhi didn’t say they were foreigners… You have to bring back some of these questions. A great historic movement like this Kisan movement should take responsibility for resuscitating some of these issues that have disappeared from our public life, ”Yadav said.
He said that SKM’s decision was made in his presence and that he had the opportunity to express his views, but he had no idea in advance that his suspension was being considered.
In a statement on Friday, Yadav said he visited the home of BJP employee Shubham Mishra “not to glorify him” but to offer his condolences. “For me, sharing the grief of everyone, including our adversaries, is a principle that is inspired by humanitarianism as well as Indian culture. As a politician, I thought that expressing such feelings does not weaken but actually strengthens any mass movement. Of course, not everyone in the movement shares this understanding, ”he said.
“In any public movement like this, collective wisdom must prevail over individual understanding. I regret that I did not consult my colleagues at SKM before making this decision. I also regret that this hurt many of my colleagues involved in the farmers’ movement. I respect SKM’s collective decision-making process and willingly submit to the punishment inflicted on me, ”he said.
Asked by the Indian Express if he will continue to participate in protest sites because he is not allowed to speak on stage, Yadav replied, “Of course. I enjoy these meetings where I don’t have to speak the most, and hope to contribute more than before.
The implementation of the national education policy and the revision of school curricula were among the key issues discussed during the annual conclave of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh which was held in New Delhi on Wednesday to discuss academic policies.
The two-day conclave, called Shiksha Samooh, brought together union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan and other RSS affiliates. The impact of the pandemic-induced educational disruptions also emerged during the discussions, sources close to the meeting said.
“The issue of creating the long-awaited National Research Foundation was also discussed. It is also envisaged in the NEP and once notified it will be the supreme body for funding research in fields ranging from science to humanities, ”said the source.
In the 2021-2022 annual budget, the Center had allocated Rs 50,000 crore to the proposed body over a five-year period.
At the meeting, RSS representatives also advocated for the establishment of the Higher Education Commission, which, if established, will encompass existing regulators such as the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and the University Grants Commission (UGC).
A day after a 23-year-old woman was assaulted and stabbed to death near his house in Dwarka, Delhi police arrested three men in connection with the incident.
Police said on Tuesday the late Dolly Babbar was stabbed at least six times by a 25-year-old man and his associates. Police also recovered a knife that was used to stab Babbar.
The defendants identified as Ankit Gaba (25), Himanshu and Manish were seen in CCTV footage of the incident. Gaba was seen stabbing the woman while others watched. The family said many residents heard the woman’s screams, but none helped.
Around 2 a.m. on Tuesday, a delivery man was passing through the colony when he saw the injured woman and the three men. He immediately called the police but the men fled before the cops could reach him.
Although the motive is not clear, family members alleged that Gaba proposed to Babbar and that she rejected him. This angered him and he even threatened her with a pistol on the same day, they said.
Babbar has worked as a freelance writer with event management companies and told her family on Monday night that she was going to attend a birthday party.
However, she was later found lying on the road in a pool of blood and the police called her family there.
The CBSE’s first trimester exams for minor subjects will start on November 16 for students in class XII and on November 17 for students in class X, with exams for major subjects starting later on November 30.
The CBSE had earlier announced that it had divided the subjects for classes X and XII into major and minor subjects. The main subjects are those offered in most schools and there are 19 main subjects for class XII and 9 main subjects for class X.
On Monday, the council released a common date sheet for these major topics. The exams will start on November 30 for students in class X in social sciences and end on December 11 in English. For class X, these will start on December 1 with sociology and end on December 22 with home sciences.
There are a total of 114 subjects offered by the council in class XII and 75 subjects in class X. The examinations for the rest of the subjects, classified as minor subjects, will be taken earlier and the timetables for these will be sent. separately. to schools since there is no common timetable. He created groups of schools that offer particular minor subjects and created separate timetables for them, so that different schools can hold different exams on a given day.
“The minor subjects data sheets will be sent to the schools as these exams will be organized by the schools, although the questionnaires will be provided by CBSE… CBSE will make all the necessary arrangements. All schools will be disinfected before exams. The board will do its best to ensure that it does not stray from its home school and that a large number of schools are designated as stand-alone centers taking into account the distance and comfort of the students, ”said examination controller Sanyam Bharadwaj. .
The 90-minute exams will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Record rains and lax measures to control mosquito breeding appear to be a problem for the capital, which has recorded 480 cases of dengue fever so far this year, including 140 last week. This is the highest number of dengue cases reported up to mid-October in the past three years.
The number of cases reported for the period January 1 to October 9 in the previous three years was 316 (2020), 467 (2019) and 830 (2018), according to the MCD report. Mukherjee Nagar has seen the highest number of cases to date – 25 out of 114 – in the jurisdiction of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation.
A resident of Mukherjee Nagar’s Munshi Ram settlement, Gulshan Ahiwar, has seen his cousin and neighbor test positive for dengue over the past few days. He said the spread is due to efforts to control mosquito population and breeding were both insufficient and ineffective.
“Mosquitoes are a threat day and night. But there hasn’t been any fogging or spraying of drugs recently. We haven’t seen anyone so far, ”he said.
Doctors in hospitals, seeing fewer and fewer admissions for Covid every day, are now reporting an increase in the number of patients with symptoms of dengue.
“There is an increase in cases from Delhi and surrounding areas this year; the emergency department saw a slight increase. Last year we only saw cases of Covid, with the exception of a few cases of dengue here and there. But every two years there is an increase in dengue fever cases. We have seen about 5-10% of cases progress to serious illness and complications in the form of multiple organ damage, fluid in the lungs or abdomen, swelling of the liver, or lowering platelets, ”said Dr Atul Gogia, senior consultant in the Department of Medicine, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.
According to data shared by the MCDs, the highest number of cases to date – 141 – have been reported by the civic body in the South, followed by the North and the East. Senior civic body officials said the company had stepped up home visits to check for mosquito-borne diseases. This is reflected in the increase in the number of houses sprayed to control mosquito breeding from 9 lakh last year to 18 lakh this year. Likewise, 2.1 crore of visits by national breeding monitors have been made to households so far, up from 1.7 crore last year.
Despite this, the number of cases has seen a sharp increase compared to the past two years.
The efforts, residents complained, are not evident on the ground. A few kilometers from the Munshi Ram settlement of Mukherjee Nagar, the people of Sanjay Basti in Timarpur said they were like forgotten citizens. “Officials come to spray medicine in the houses and shops on the main road. They seem to forget the inner lanes, ”said Preeti, who bears only his first name. She has lived for 17 years in a group of small houses juxtaposed along narrow alleys inside the basti. She pointed out some pipes that carry wastewater: some pipes are uncovered and clogged with waste and few are covered; some feature broken stone slabs that have been placed over them.
The number of dengue cases usually peaks at the end of the monsoon and before the onset of winter. The Aedes aegypti mosquito is known to bite during the day and can feed on several people, resulting in clusters of infections. Since the monsoons have receded later than usual this time, officials believe the last week of October and November is crucial.
“Usually we see a cyclical trend with dengue fever. It could be a viral factor. Or it could be that when we see an upsurge in one year, we try to take adequate precautions the following year to control the vector. Last year we did not see an upsurge in cases, ”said Dr Neeraj Nischal, Additional Professor, Department of Medicine, AIIMS.
“The cases of Covid currently have declined to such an extent that we are hardly seeing any Covid-related admissions. But admissions due to an acute febrile illness – dengue, malaria, typhoid – are increasing, ”he added.
Dr Gogia and Dr Nischal both said that although co-infections of Covid and dengue were recorded last year, they were not seen this year. “There are different strains of dengue and being infected with one does not guarantee protection against the others. Usually one type of strain dominates each year, but this cannot be detected from symptoms alone. From a clinical point of view, the management remains the same, regardless of the type, ”said Dr Nischal. Behind the tip
According to senior officials from the Southern Civic Body, although more efforts have been made to control the disease this year compared to last, external factors such as record rainfall this monsoon, old abandoned vehicles becoming breeding grounds for mosquitoes, and many people not taking charge of mosquito repellent training are also responsible for this increase.
Old scrapped vehicles are receptacles of rainwater, which can enter through broken windows and can accumulate in tires, officials said. These become ideal breeding grounds.
According to Delhi government’s 2019 figures, there are around 4 million ‘surplus’ vehicles, both diesel and gasoline, deemed to be written off but not yet removed from the roads in the nation’s capital. Last week’s MCDs have given new impetus to clear such vehicles, but it is only at the initial stage and only about 100 have been pulled from the roads.
Another grouse is that residents of closed colonies do not allow home breeding controllers (CBDs) to enter and issue challans if they find standing water in homes or common areas.
“Most closed settlements restrict entry… We should have the power to challans as well as to issue notices to those who do not allow us to enter. Otherwise, we can’t run our operations properly, ”a DBC employee told North MCD.
“In Singapore, inspection teams have the power to break into a house, if it is locked or inaccessible, during peak season to check for breeding. In several Western countries, in the event of an epidemic, society works on a war footing by focusing on the areas most affected, ”said a senior official from a civic organization. Delhi experienced its worst dengue outbreak in two decades in 2015, when 15,867 cases were reported and 60 people died. This was followed by 9,271 cases and 10 deaths in 2017. Last year only 1,269 cases were reported. Nobody died.
Common symptoms of dengue fever are high fever, pain behind the eyes, rash, and headache. “The majority of patients have an unrelenting high fever for four to five days, along with chills and body aches, which frighten people and force them to be admitted,” Dr Gogia said. Some cases, however, are more complicated.
“A disease like dengue has a strong immunological component. The immune system tries to control the infection. In some patients, the immune system, even after controlling the infection, breaks down. He continues to attack the organs. This immunological phenomenon causes major complications which appear after the onset of fever. Like any other viral fever, there is no specific treatment, but it is important to keep the patient hydrated, ”said Dr Nischal.
Rift lines widened at the Singhu protest site following the brutal lynching of a 35-year-old man, allegedly by a group of Sikhs in Nihang, on Thursday evening. Even though the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM), which has spearheaded the protest since farmers first showed up at the border site last November, has sought to distance itself from the Nihangs, some chiefs farmers suggesting they should leave, those of the A group of Sikh warriors say they will stay where they are.
On Saturday, a group of farmers from Haryana were seated on chairs and frames near their tent, set up a few meters from the barricade where the victim’s body was hanged.
“We have nothing to do with the Nihangs. We are there for the peasant movement and it will continue. Our paths did not cross with them. Technically, they are not farmers… but everyone was welcome here because in the end… ”said Satyawan Singh, who came to Singhu last year at the call of the peasant leader Gurnam. Singh Chaduni.
Many protesters said the murder cast a shadow over the movement, as farm leaders have always sought to project it as not being bound by a single religion. The SKM was quick to point out that it has no connection to the Nihangs or the victim, and said, “We demand that the culprits be punished according to the law …”
But the Nihangs don’t seem in the mood to back down. On Saturday, they had gathered in front of the makeshift gurudwara for the Ardas party – not far from where the victim was killed.
Their horses and tents are still located right next to the security establishments at the Delhi border.
“We respect the Samyukt Kisan Morcha even if they say they have nothing to do with us. We are all fighting the same fight against the government. This is a bigger fight, and we will protect the interests of farmers at all costs, ”said Balvinder Singh, a leader of Nihang.
Crowds at the protest had thinned out in recent weeks, but the area has appeared much more deserted in the past 48 hours. Many attributed this to the agricultural season in Punjab and Haryana, and said they expected a flood of protesters to return in the coming month.
Police said the Nihang Sikhs, identified as Bhagwant Singh and Govind Preet Singh, were arrested from the Singhu border after both surrendering and “confessing” to their role in the murder. In a Saturday night video clip, Nihang leaders told media that the men would report to the police.
Lakhbir Singh (35), a resident of Cheema Kalan village in Tarn Taran, Punjab, was brutally tortured and his hand severed before being hanged on a police barricade at the Singhu protest site in the early hours of Friday.
Police sources said that during questioning, one of the arrested defendants said he was on duty at Moyan Mandi Wale’s Gurudwara Saheb. “The accused said that the victim entered the gurudwara when the priest went to the toilet and one of the guards went to take care of a sick horse. They then saw him running and grabbed him, ”a senior police official said on condition of anonymity.
Virender Singh, Deputy Superintendent of Police (Law and Order) of Sonepat, said: “The two defendants were taken into custody after being questioned. They will be produced in a court in Sonepat today and we will request their referral. During the preliminary examinations, they made various statements concerning the version of the events of the day. Allegations of profanity of the holy book have yet to be verified. “
The defendants were identified thanks to several videos of the incident which were shared on social media. A police team from Sonepat had traveled to Amritsar to arrest Narain Singh, who had “surrendered” on Saturday to the rural police in Amritsar. “Narain Singh was brought to Sonepat from Amritsar and he will also be brought to court today,” the DSP said.
Sarabjit Singh was produced on Saturday in a court in Sonipat. (PTI)
Sarabjit Singh, a Sikh Nihang from Gurdaspur, was taken into custody for seven days by a Sonepat court on Saturday. Haryana police had requested a 14-day pre-trial detention to recover the murder weapon and identify the co-accused. Police told the court that Sarabjit had named four people as suspects and had to identify the suspects and make arrests in places in Punjab, including Gurdaspur and Chamkaur Sahib. The police also argued that the accused’s bloodstained clothing should be recovered.
An autopsy conducted by a medical board found that the victim had 37 wounds on his body, most of which were inflicted with sharp weapons. The cause of death was hemorrhagic shock.
The Delhi Commission for the Protection of the Rights of the Child (DCPCR) wrote to Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana asking him to ensure that the SHOs bring all POCSO cases to the attention of the protection committees of the childhood (CWC) within 24 hours of registering an FIR.
This must be done in accordance with the provisions of the POCSO Act, as the law also provides that the child must be produced before the CWC if the police have a reasonable fear that the perpetrator is living in the same household as the child, or that the child is in an institution, or is without any parental or institutional support, the commission said.
DCPCR chairman Anurag Kundu said this did not happen with the local police because they were “either oblivious or indifferent to the provisions of the law”.
“Failure to report the case to the Child Protection Committee does not mean any measures to integrate and rehabilitate the child who is to experience the trauma of sexual violence … this step would go a long way in ensuring the recovery of POCSO victims. and their families, ”the letter reads.