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ज़ाकिर नाईक के विरोध में उतरा ऑल इंडिया उलमा व मशाइख बोर्ड व सदा-ए-सूफ़िया-ए-हिन्द

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लखनऊ/अजमेर: बांग्लादेश में हुए आतंकी हमलों में शामिल आतंकवादियों पर जाकिर नाईक का प्रभाव मिलने से भारत के कई मुस्लिम संगठनों ने ज़ाकिर नाईक के संगठन और उनके टीवी चैनल पर प्रतिबन्ध लगाने की मांग की है. ऐसे संगठनों में ताज़ा नाम ऑल इंडिया उलमा व मशाइख बोर्ड व सदा-ए-सूफ़िया-ए-हिन्द का है. इन संगठनों ने ज़ाकिर के भाषणों और पीस टीवी के प्रसारण को भारत में बंद किये जाने की मांग की है.

Congress surprised over CRPF chief's stand on pellet guns

New Delhi : The Congress on Tuesday expressed surprise over CRPF Director General K. Durga Prasad's statement that the force will continue using pellet guns in Jammu and Kashmir, and said he must have got such directions from the Union Home Ministry.

"It's unfortunate. How can you make your own people blind," Congress leader and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said at a press conference here in Parliament House complex.

Injuries from pellet guns have led to many cases of blindness among protesters in the state.

Will end fast, marry and contest elections, says Irom Sharmila

Imphal : Irom Sharmila, who had long been on a hunger fast against the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, on Tuesday surprised people with her announcement that she will end her fast on August 9, the next date of her court hearing.

Making the announcement in the court of the chief judicial magistrate, Imphal west, she further said that she will marry and contest the Manipur assembly elections next year as an independent candidate.

Suspension of cellular services making situation worse in Kashmir, say residents

By Raqib Hameed Naik,,

Srinagar: For the last one week, Sajid Khurshid Khan from Boniyar, Baramullah has barely slept. Khan, who is doing coaching for civil services in Delhi, is having nightmares regarding the safety of his family back in Kashmir and understandably so: he has not been able to speak with his family for the past one week after the government snapped all communication lines.

CRPF rejects Kashmir High court suggestion, says pellet guns will remain in use

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

Srinagar: Even after the J&K High Court on Saturday called for an immediate end to the use of pellet guns, the CRPF in the valley seems in mood to heed to the courts suggestion, saying it would continue to use pellet guns describing them as “least-lethal” weapon.

Director General of Central Reserve Police Force, K Durga Prasad said in a press conference in New Delhi that the troops would use pellet guns only in “extreme” situations.

First Haj flight from Uttar Pradesh to take off on August 10

Lucknow : The first flight from Uttar Pradesh for Haj this year will take off on August 10, officials said on Tuesday. The flights will continue till August 21.

Every day three flights will take off from the state carrying 300 passengers each, district magistrate Raj Shekhar said while reviewing the preparations for the holy pilgrimage of Muslims.

The vaccination of Haj pilgrims selected this year began at the State Haj Committee office from Monday and more than 100 pilgrims have so far been vaccinated for meningitis.

Nocturnal protests give sleepless night in south Kashmir

By Aadil Mir

Anantnag : Nocturnal protests broke out in parts of south Kashmir on Monday night as thousands of angry men and women rallied against civilian killings by security forces during the current unrest in the valley.

Witnesses and officials said the fresh protests in Anantnag town, some 50 km from Srinagar, began in the dead of the night when people in large numbers came out of their houses and marched on the streets.

Vitthal Umap: A versatile folk artist who will be remembered for his enthusiasm

By Shiva Thorat,

‘Rasik Maybapa tula bhetav jata jata ani evadhach sangav gata gata maj maran yav majh gan marananhi eikav’ (Audience you are everything for me, I should meet you before going. My only request is that should I die while singing a creation that should be heard by the death) he said in an interview in a local newspaper

Mobile internet services restored in Jammu

Jammu : Mobile internet services were restored in Jammu region after 16 days on Tuesday, officials said.

"The divisional administration reviewed the suspension of mobile Internet services in the Jammu region yesterday and it was decided to restore the same from midnight," a senior police officer said in Jammu.

Mobile internet services had been suspended on July 10 in entire Jammu region following unrest in the Kashmir Valley.

Both call facility and mobile internet services, however, continued to remain suspended in the valley.

Thousands march in Kashmir's Achabal town to protest arrest of youth

By Aadil Mir

Srinagar : Violent protests broke out in Anantnag town on Monday night with an official building set on fire by protesters, while in nearby Achabal town thousands surrounded a police station late in the night to protest the arrest and beating up of four youth, including three teens.

Protesters in Anantnag set on fire a state irrigation building, along the road of the Amarnath Yatra, to protest the deaths of people and the severe injuries inflicted in police firing - by bullets and the equally dangerous pellets.