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‘लेकिन सुरक्षाबलों ने उसे कुछ ही सेकेंडों में नक्सली बना दिया’

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,

बस्तर(छत्तीसगढ़): ‘छत्तीसगढ़ के अंदर पुलिस का अंधा क़ानून ऐसे ही चलता है. पहले टारगेट तलाशो, उसे नक्सली होने का जामा पहनाओ और उसके बाद चोरी, डकैती, रेप तक जो चाहो, कर डालो.’

ये शब्द छत्तीसगढ के गांव में बसने वाले लगभग हर उन आदिवासियों के हैं, जो पुलिसिया बर्बरता रोज़ देख रहे हैं.

Five Bengal policemen injured in attack by mob

Kolkata : Five policemen sustained serious injuries on Sunday when a mob attacked them in West Bengal's Malda district.

The incident happened in Kumarganj village when a 15-member police team was returning after carrying out a special drive to apprehend 10 people wanted in an explosion case.

While the police team was returning after arresting two of the criminals, a large mob armed with sticks and knives attacked them aiming to free those arrested.

"Five of our men, including two assistant sub-inspectors, have been injured," said a police officer.

First batch of Haj pilgrims from Telangana leave for Jeddah

Hyderabad : The first batch of 340 pilgrims left from Telangana for Saudi Arabia on Sunday to perform the Haj pilgrimage.

The Air India flight carrying the pilgrims, clad in "Ihram" or special white clothing for Haj and amid chanting of prayers, took off from the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport here.

Deputy Chief Minister Mohammed Mehmood Ali and Haj Committee of India chairman Choudhary Mehboob Ali Kaiser flagged off the first flight for Jeddah.

Earlier, Ali also flagged off the buses carrying the pilgrims from Haj House to the airport.

Modi has time to talk about Balochistan, but not for Dalits: Congress

New Delhi : Gujarat Congress leaders on Sunday submitted a memorandum to President Pranab Mukherjee highlighting "atrocities" against Dalits in the state, and criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for "having the time to think about people of Balochistan" but turning a "blind eye towards the suffering of Dalits" in his home state.

Demanding a time-bound action against the perpetrators, the Gujarat Congress leaders also sought the President's intervention in the matter.

Kejriwal invokes Vemula, laments atrocities against Dalits, tribals

Panaji : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday invoked the suicide of Rohith Vemula while lamenting atrocities against Dalits and tribals, especially in Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader also promised action against those responsible for the death of two Goan tribal youth in 2011, who were burnt to death following police action against a tribal congregation.

Five held after shootout with police in Delhi

New Delhi : At least five persons, who were wanted in several criminal cases, were arrested here on Sunday morning following a shootout with the police, an official said.

A Delhi Police constable and two of those arrested received bullet injuries in the gun fight that took place around 10.15 a.m. in west Delhi's Rohini Sector-24 area.

"Two of those arrested -- Sudhir and Vijay -- and one policeman Pradip received bullet injuries," Deputy Commissioner of Police Vikramjit Singh told IANS.

Pradip sustained injury in his thigh, the official said.

CPI-M, Congress point to Mamata's 'hypocrisy' on federalism

Kolkata : A day after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee attacked the Narendra Modi government for "bulldozing federalism," the CPI-M and the Congress on Sunday said the Trinamool Congress supremo is being "hypocritical" in the matter.

"I share the Chief Minister's ire at Centre's authoritarianism but for her hypocrisy," Communist Party of India-Marxist State Secretary Surjya Kanta Mishra posted on Twitter.

"For long she had been part of the central government. Where were the concerns then for federalism," asked Mishra.

Jamaat-e-Islami Hind awards four including Ram Puniyani for promoting communal harmony

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

New Delhi: The Jamaat-e-Islami Hind conferred Sadbhavana Award upon four persons for their outstanding work in the field of communal harmony during its inaugural session of 15-day nationwide campaign for conveying message of peace and humanity.

The session was held in New Delhi and saw intellectuals and leaders from various religions speak about over the growing communalisation in the country and ways of restoring harmony.

JUH blames Maharashtra state’s half-hearted prosecution for acquittal of accused in Parbhani masjid blast case

By A Mirsab,,

Mumbai: Reacting sharply to the acquittal of all accused in Parbhani masjid blast case, Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind blamed the Maharashtra state for its lack of interest in prosecuting the accused.

Jamiat said it would challenge session court’s finding before the high court and will try to deliver justice to the victims of the blasts.

Punjab Gau Raksha Dal chief arrested in UP

Chandigarh : The Punjab Police has arrested the chief of the state's Gau Raksha Dal -- a cow protection group -- on charges of assault, wrongful restrain, sodomy, extortion and looting, a police official said on Sunday.

Satish Kaumar was arrested by the Patiala district police in Uttar Pradesh's Vrindavan town following a raid, the official added.

Kumar was on the run following several complaints that he and others had taken law into their hands in the name of cow vigilantism.