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Court defers hearing in case against Irom Sharmila

New Delhi : A Delhi court on Monday posted for June 5 the hearing in a case against Manipur activist Irom Sharmila for attempting suicide during her fast-unto-death here in 2006.

Metropolitan Magistrate Akash Jain, who was scheduled to record the statements of prosecution witnesses in the case on Monday, deferred the matter as Sharmila did not appear before the court.

Sharmila has been on a fast for about 12 years, demanding the repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA).

मेरे हमवतनों

By आयशा परवेज़,

मेरे हमवतनों...
मुबारक हो तुम्हें ये ऊंचाइयों का मंज़र
पर ज़रा रुको....ज़रा देखो तो
इन इमारतों पर कुछ खून के धब्बे नज़र आएंगे तुम्हें
कुछ तुम्हारे दोस्तों के, कुछ तुम्हारे हमसायों के
और कुछ उन जनाज़ों के जो बेनाम ही दफ़न हो गए

'Constitutional process not followed in hanging Afzal Guru'

Jammu : A group of legislators of the ruling PDP on Monday issued a statement saying the constitutional process was not followed in hanging parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.

"The PDP has always maintained that late Afzal Guru's hanging was travesty of justice and constitutional requirements/process was not followed in hanging him out of turn," said an official statement issued by the Peoples Democratic Party MLAs.

"The way he was picked up from serial number 28 and singled out has been condemned by the PDP and it stands by the demand for return of his mortal remains."


Mehbooba Mufti defends Sayeed's remarks on Pakistan

Jammu : Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Monday said she stood by the remarks made by her father and Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed who gave credit to separatist leaders, militants and Pakistan for the smooth conduct of the assembly election.

Communalism a problem, but accusations won't help: Naqvi

New Delhi : Admitting that communalism is a problem faced by the nation, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Monday, however, said accusations will not solve it.

Sayeed's remarks cause uproar; Congress attacks, BJP dissociates

New Delhi/Jammu : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's controversial remarks giving credit to militants and Pakistan for the smooth conduct of elections caused a political uproar on Monday. The Congress demanded a parliamentary resolution while the government and the BJP dissociated themselves from the comment. Sayeed and his party PDP, however, stood by the remarks.

The Congress raised the issue vociferously both inside and outside parliament and also posed questions to the Bharatiya Janata Party, which is part of the alliance government in Jammu and Kashmir.

Furore in Rajya Sabha over Mufti's comments

New Delhi : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's controversial comments giving credit to Pakistan for the peaceful assembly election in the state created a furore in Rajya Sabha Monday, with the opposition terming it anti-national.

Moin Qureshi granted bail in tax evasion case

New Delhi : A court here granted bail to businessman Moin Ahmed Qureshi on Monday in a case filed by the income tax department for allegedly not disclosing his income of about Rs.20 crore and dodging tax.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Devendra Kumar Sharma granted bail to Qureshi, a meat exporter, and his employee Aditya Sharma. The court asked them to furnish a personal bond of Rs.50,000 each and a surety of like amount.

They appeared before the court after summons were issued against them on January 30. The court ordered them to appear before it on March 2.


DU college ‘adopts’ village in Mewat for sustainable development

By Staff Reporter,

New Delhi: On a wintry February morning, on 13 February 2015, a strong contingent of 40 faculty members and students descended to Kalwari village under the Taoru Tehshil of Haryana’s Mewat District. The purpose was to make an on-field study to implement President Pranab Mukherjee’s vision and Prime Minister Narender Modi’s appeal for adopting a village and transforming it into model village by infusing urban facilities in rural areas.


Sunil Abhiman Awachar: An inimitable voice in Dalit poetry and painting in contemporary India

Dr Sunil Abhiman Awachar is clearly an antithesis to discourse on contemporary Indian art.

By Yogesh Maitreya,,

New Delhi: Dr. Sunil Abhiman Awachar is well known as a poet and painter, also an assistant professor with the Department of Marathi in University of Mumbai. Meanwhile, he is full time activist in dalit human rights movement. He has published four anthologies of poetry, all in Marathi, that include ‘Global vartamanachya kavita (2008)’ ‘Mi mahasattechya darashi katora gheun ubha rahanaar nahi,’ ‘Bravo! Fox minds of capitalist’ and ‘Poems of the occupied everything’.