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Antarrashtriya Hindu Parishad to file plea in Kerala HC against Sabarimala verdict

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Kochi, Oct 5: An Antarrashtriya Hindu Parishad (AHP) will file a writ petition in Kerala High Court against Sabarimala verdict.

The petition seeks directive to the state government not to permit women in the age group of 10 to 50 when the temple opens for prayers on October 18, ANI reports.

On September 28, the Supreme Court allowed the entry of the women in the 10-50 age group in the Sabarimala temple dedicated to Lord Ayyappa, saying the ban violated their fundamental rights and constitutional guarantees.

To protest against the judgement, several supporters of various Hindu organisations on Tuesday took to the streets in various cities of the South Indian State.

The largest agitation was witnessed at Pandalam, where members of the Pandalam royal family, along with a number of men and women walked to the Veliye Koyikal Temple at Pandalam while singing hymns.

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Chinese spy racket: Journalist Rajeev Sharma sent to 7-day police custody

A Delhi court on Monday remanded Journalist Rajeev Sharma, Chinese woman Qing Shi and Nepalese citizen Sher Singh to seven-day police custody in connection with a Chinese espionage racket case.

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New Delhi: Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Pawan Singh Rajawat sent the three to police custody after they were produced before the court at the end of their previous remand period.

On September 14, the Special Cell of the Delhi Police had arrested 61-year-old Indian freelance journalist Rajeev Sharma, allegedly found working for Chinese intelligence.

During a search of Sharma’s house in Pitampura here, one laptop, some confidential documents related to Indian Defence and some other incriminating papers were reportedly seized.

Rajeev Sharma has also moved a bail plea in the court, which will come up for hearing on Tuesday. The application, moved by advocate Amish Aggarwala on Sharma’s behalf, put forth that he is being framed in a false case and has not committed any offence.

During his police remand, a Chinese woman Qing Shi and her Nepalese partner Sher Singh alias Raj Bohra were also arrested. They were found supplying the arrested scribe with huge amounts of money routed through hawala channels for conveying sensitive information to Chinese Intelligence, DCP Special Cell Sanjeev Yadav had said.

A few days back, an input was received from an intelligence agency that Rajeev Sharma, a resident of St. Xavier Apartment, Pitampura, New Delhi, had links with a foreign intelligence officer and has been receiving funds from his handler through illegal means and Western Union money transfer for conveying sensitive information about national security and foreign relations.

A case under section 3 (possession of any sketch, plan, model, article, note, document or information, which relates to munitions of war communicates), 4 (Communications with foreign agents) and 5 (Wrongful communication) of the Official Secrets Act was registered on September 13. Thereafter, Rajeev Sharma was arrested on September 14 and a warrant was obtained for searching his residential premises by the Delhi Police.

“On interrogation, Rajeev Sharma disclosed his involvement in the procurement of secret and sensitive information and conveying the same to his Chinese handlers Michael and George, based in Kunming, China, through different digital channels. He further disclosed that he was about to send these recovered secret documents to his handlers,” Sanjeev Yadav said.

Police said that in the past also, Sharma had sent several documents in the form of reports to his handlers and got a handsome amount of money from them.

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Ladakhis sending food materials for jawans at LAC

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For the last one week Namgiyal Phunsung has been travelling to villages in Ladakh to collect ethnic food materials for jawans at the LAC.

In many remote areas of Ladakh people are keen to part a portion of the foods preserved by them for the harsh winter months when temperature drops from minus 20 to minus 30 degrees for the men guarding the borders.

They are sending local ethnic foods including dried food and apricots. The food materials collected are loaded on the vans and handed to the local army units for men at the forward positions along the LAC.

“I am collecting food materials from different villages. People are telling me that they are busy harvesting right now and have asked me to return after a couple of weeks for more such food for the troops,” Namgiyal Phunsung said.

“We are very happy that people are coming forward with contributions for the Indian army, people from all the villages are chipping in for this cause purely out of love,” he added.

At Iglo village, 55 kilometres from Leh most people say they have served in the armed forces and it is an honour for them to send the food for the men guarding the borders in inhospitable weather conditions amid the current standoff.

“It gives us great pleasure to send food for the Indian army, we will continue to do that,” said one of the volunteers collecting the food materials.

Whenever there has been a fight in the past, people of Ladakh have in the forefront to contribute their bit.

And as the tension now escalates at the LAC and the borders are being beefed up with men and materials to prevent any misadventure by the Chinese PLA, this is an clearly an expression of respect by the people in Ladakh for the men defending the borders.

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Extremely concerned about balancing dignity, free speech: SC on Sudarshan News issue

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The Supreme Court on Monday said that it is extremely concerned about the balance of the right to dignity with that of free speech.


The observation was made by a bench headed by Justice D.Y. Chandrachud during the hearing of the Sudarshan News matter, where the top court has stayed the broadcast of five episodes titled “UPSC Jehad”.
Advocate Sai Deepak, appearing for a group of three intervenors, argued before the bench also comprising Justices Indu Malhotra and K.M. Joseph that the top court must also focus on the chilling effect of such injunction orders.


Justice Chandrachud replied: “You are absolutely right. You are spot on. We are extremely concerned about balance of right of dignity with free speech.”

The bench cited that there is an amorphous group of people here.
Justice Chandrachud also said the court can’t dwell on specifics as to what can be removed or added in a particular TV programme.


The bench also noted as to what has to the nature of the order when it decides to lift the injunction.
“We must also consider that. There are post-telecast mechanisms under the criminal law too,” it observed.


Advocate Shadan Farasat, appearing for intervenors, submitted before the bench that it should continue with the injunction on the TV programme.
To this, Justice Chandrachud replied: “But that is the problem.”
The bench observed that the Sudarshan News has an absolute injunction right now.

His not taking the opportunity given by us doesn’t absolve us of our responsibility to let him have his right under Article 19,” the bench said.
The top court said it will hear Solicitor General Tushar Mehta in detail on this matter and posted it for further hearing on Wednesday.

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