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FIR lodged against Mayawati in Lucknow

Lucknow : An FIR was lodged against Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati and three others by the family of former BJP Vice President Daya Shankar Singh at Hazratganj police station on Friday.

Daya Shakar Singh's wife Swati and his mother Tetra Devi lodged the FIR against Mayawati, senior BSP leader and former state minister Naseemuddin Siddiqui, state party President Ram Achal Rajbhar and Secretary Mewalal for using foul and objectionable language against their family.

Jamaat-e-Islami survey in Kashmir finds security forces targeting vital parts of protesters

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

Srinagar: Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) Jammu and Kashmir has conducted a survey on the intensity of the security forces brutality on people in Kashmir during last two weeks of unrest by visiting the families of slain and have concluded that ‘government forces were targeting the vital parts of protestors’.

Led by Advocate Zahid Ali, the delegation visited families of almost all the persons who were killed during continuing unrest after the death of young militant commander Burhan Wani on July 8 this month.

Kerala activists targeted by Police, Right wing for expressing solidarity with Kashmir

By Staff Reporter

Kozhikode: The protests in Kashmir and the manner in which the Indian Army has handled these protests has angered a number of citizens in the country, and over the past week, there have been several meetings organised by concerned citizens in various parts of the country to condemn the human rights violations in the region. However, people who have voiced opinions against the security forces are now in the firing line of the right-wing Hindus, and in Kerala, they have zeroed in on Roopesh Kumar, a Dalit documentary maker.

Dalit youth beaten, urinated upon in Bihar, says FIR

Patna : Two Dalit youths were badly beaten and urinated upon by some men allegedly for stealing a motorcycle in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar, said an FIR filed by the mother of one of the victims.

The incident took place at Babutola under Paru block in Muzaffarpur district on Wednesday night when the two Dalit youths went there to attend a rural fair during ongoing Annapurna-Mahayagya, said the first information report (FIR) filed by Sunita Devi.

Kejriwal meets Gujarat Dalit victims

New Delhi : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met the Dalit victims at a hospital in Una on Friday and attacked the Gujarat government for not taking appropriate action.

"Those culprits must be punished in such a manner that it should shake their hearts. An example must be set here," Kejriwal said after meeting the four victims of flogging at Civil Hospital, Una.

He further took on Gujarat government stating that the administration did not act at time because it was hinted from "above".

Valley reels under 14th day of curfew and separatist shutdown

Srinagar : Curfew and separatists-called protest shutdown marred life across the Valley for the 14th day running on Friday.

Authorities imposed curfew in all the 10 districts of the Valley on Friday making announcements on loudspeaker mounted on police vehicles and asked people to remain indoors.

"People are asked to remain indoors," said one such loudspeaker mounted on a police vehicle in north Kashmir's Ganderbal district.

Sources in the state administration said curfew will be strictly enforced to prevent post Friday prayer violence in the Valley.

Javadekar says higher education policy should draw foreigners, NIT bill passed

New Delhi : The country's higher education policy should be directed towards ensuring quality education for all, greater incentives for research and also be made attractive to bring in more foreign students, HRD minister Prakash Javadekar said here on Thursday.

"We must attract foreign be a part of the whole global culture is education by itself," Javadekar said in his reply to a four-hour long debate in the Lok Sabha on the National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and Research (Amendment) Bill, 2016.

Mehbooba Mufti meets families affected by Kashmir violence

Anantnag (Jammu and Kashmir) : Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday met families of the victims of violence in this volatile south Kashmir district, the worst affected by the current unrest that has left dozens dead and thousands injured in the aftermath of the July 8 killing of a top rebel commander.

It was for the first time that Mehbooba Mufti reached out to some south Kashmir families whose members were either killed or injured in the deadliest cycle of violence in years that has gripped the entire valley.

NHRC notice to UP Power Corporation over electrocution of girl

New Delhi : The National Human Rights Commission on Thursday issued notice to the Chairperson of Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation over the amputation of both hands of a girl following severe burn injuries sustained when she came in contact with a high voltage electricity line passing over her house.

Editors condemn 'undeclared censorship' on press in Kashmir

New Delhi : The All India Newspaper Editor's Conference (AINEC) has condemned the "undeclared censorship" on press in the Kashmir Valley.

The apex body of editors in a resolution passed on Wednesday, criticised the ruling PDP-BJP alliance in the valley, and added that the ban on publications and raids on the newspaper offices and printing presses is a direct attack on the freedom of the press.