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SIMI ex-chief cleared of promoting communal enmity

New Delhi : A court here on Thursday acquitted the outlawed Students Islamic Movement of India's (SIMI) former president Shahid Badr Falahi in a 2001 case of promoting enmity between different groups.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sanjay Khanagwal cleared Falahi of charges of promoting enmity between different groups, imputations and assertions prejudicial to national integration and statements conducive to public mischief.

His counsel Humam Ahmed Siddiqui told IANS that Falahi was falsely implicated in the case.

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IOS organises lecture on ‘Religious Minorities in India and Legal Perspective’

By TCN News,

New Delhi: Focusing on the constitutional provisions for the religious minorities to profess and propagate their religious belief, Professor Manzoor Ahmad, former IPS officer and vice chancellor of Swami Vivekanand Subharti University, Meerut, examined how the freedom of religion, right to equality and the right to maintain their cultural identity guaranteed under the Constitution were being allowed to be practised unfettered.

Investigate disappearances, identify unknown and mass graves in Kashmir, demand kin of disappeared persons

By TwoCircles.net Staff Correspondent,

Srinagar: The Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) on Thursday wrote to the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed demanding an Independent Commission of Inquiry to prosecute those responsible for over 8000 disappearances and more than 7000 unknown, unmarked and mass graves.

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पंच-नामा : कौमी आवाज़, मंत्रियों के असबाब, वाड्रा, मनमोहन सिंह और दिल्ली में लाठीचार्ज

By TwoCircles.Net staff reporter,

क्यों बदले-बदले से दिल्ली के सरकार नज़र आते हैं, वाड्रा कहां और मनमोहन कहां और महाराष्ट्र के मुख्यमंत्रियों द्वारा संपत्ति छिपाने से क्या सन्देश मिलता है...पांच खबरों की पड़ताल.

1. कश्मीर में पाकिस्तान का झण्डा
अलगाववादी नेता आसिया अंद्राबी ने एक ज़्यादा बड़ी बहस को जन्म दे दिया है. पाकिस्तान दिवस के मौके पर दुख्तरान-ए-मिल्लत की प्रमुख आसिया अंद्राबी ने श्रीनगर में पाकिस्तान का झण्डा फहरा दिया. रोचक बात तो यह है कि उन्होंने सिर्फ़ झण्डा फहराया ही नहीं, बल्कि अपने कुछ समर्थकों के साथ मिलकर पाकिस्तान का कौमी-तराना भी गा दिया. अब आसिया के खिलाफ़ नौहट्टा पुलिस थाने में गैरकानूनी गतिविधि निरोधक कानून के अनुच्छेद 13 के तहत मामला दर्ज़ कर दिया गया है. यह भी बात ध्यान देने की है कि पुलिस ने अभी तक आसिया को गिरफ़्तार नहीं किया है. जम्मू-कश्मीर की मुफ्ती सरकार अपने कुछेक फैसलों और बयानों के चलते अलगाववादियों के करीब नज़र आ रही है. चाहे वह सफल चुनाव के लिए पाकिस्तान को धन्यवाद देना हो या अलगाववादी नेता मसरत आलम को रिहा करना. ज़ाहिर है कि ऐसे में कश्मीरी सरकार किसी भी अलगाववादी नेता को गिरफ़्तार कर अशांति पैदा करने से बचना चाहेगी.

Two Goa BJP lawmakers oppose 'ghar wapsi'

Panaji : Two BJP legislators in Goa on Thursday came out openly against the 'ghar wapsi' programme, with one of them, a Christian, announcing that he will be the first to oppose any reconversion if the agenda is implemented in the state.

Nilesh Cabral and Vishnu Wagh, Bharatiya Janata Party members from Curchorem and St. Andre, respectively, said this in the assembly during a discussion on the motion of thanks to the governor's address.

'Communal comments elsewhere creating tension in Goa'

Panaji : Communal comments outside the state are breeding tension between the minority community and the BJP-led coalition government in Goa, a BJP legislator said on Thursday.

Speaking during a discussion on the motion of thanks to the Governor for his address to the state legislature, Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Vishnu Wagh also said that one of the key reasons why the saffron party had been elected to power in the state was the support of the minority community -- both Christians and Muslims account for nearly a third of the state's population.

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Decide Lakhvi detention in 5 days, court says

Pakistan, : The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday ordered the Punjab government to take a decision within five days regarding the detention of Mumbai terror attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi.

Lakhvi had submitted an application in the LHC on Wednesday with two pleas -- one challenging his detention and the other alleging that the federal and provincial governments committed contempt of court, Dawn online reported.

He had adopted the stance that his detention was illegal and in contempt of Islamabad High Court's (IHC) ruling.

Miscarriage of Justice in Hashimpura

By Vidya Bhushan Rawat,

One of the most famous lines on the official All India Radio news bulletins during communal disturbances used to be ‘Sthiti tanavpurn lekin niyantran me hai’ (the situation is tense but under control) and police and paramilitary forces have been deployed in the ‘sensitive’ areas. It was well known to us as what is ‘samvdansheel kshetra’ or sensitive areas. Most of these ‘sensitive areas’ were the Muslim localities in the walled cities, almost ghettoised in the aftermath of each ‘riots’ much to the comfort of the fanatics on both the sides, who wanted to see such polarisation to happen.

हाशिमपुरा जनसंहार पर आए अदालत के फैसले पर लखनऊ में होगा जनसम्मेलन

By TCN News,

लखनऊ: हाशिमपुरा जनसंहार पर आए अदालती फैसले के बाबत बुधवार को हुई बैठक में विभिन्न राजनैतिक व सामाजिक संगठनों ने राजधानी लखनऊ में जनसम्मेलन करने व प्रदेश में जन अभियान चलाने का निर्णय लिया है. इस अभियान को आगामी अप्रैल माह से रंग देने की तैयारी में रिहाई मंच समेत सभी संगठन दिखाई पड़ रहे हैं. बैठक में उत्तर प्रदेश के मुरादाबाद, मेरठ, हाशिमपुरा, मलियाना, कानपुर, बिजनौर की साम्प्रदायिक हिंसाओं की घटनाओं की जांच आयोगों द्वारा रिपोर्ट को सार्वजनिक करने की मांग की गयी है.

Citing 26/11, US report says FBI needs to improve

By Arun Kumar,

Washington : Citing the November 2008 Mumbai terror attack and four other cases, a report has concluded the US FBI has made strides in the past decade but needs faster reforms to transform itself into a threat-based, intelligence-driven organisation.

One of the key plotters of the 26/11 terror attack on Mumbai, Pakistani-American David Coleman Headley "had previously come to the attention of US law enforcement authorities but FBI officials repeatedly concluded that Headley did not pose a threat at the time", the report noted.

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