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Delhi Riots: File FIR Against Kapil Mishra, Anurag Thakur and Parvesh Verma, HC Tells Police

“We are not confining to these clips but any clip on which an FIR needs to registered. Wrong signal is being sent out. We do not not want another 1984,” said Justice Muralidhar.

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New Delhi, Feb 26 : The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed Delhi Police to take a “conscious decision” on the registration of FIRs against three prominent political leaders for allegedly inciting violence in the national capital.

The court witnessed jampacked courtroom as a Division Bench of Justice Muralidhar and Justice Talwant Singh heard a petition praying for arresting BJP leader Anurag Thakur, Kapil Mishra and Parvesh Verma for inciting violence in north-east Delhi.

“We are not confining to these clips but any clip on which an FIR needs to registered. Wrong signal is being sent out. We do not not want another 1984,” said Justice Muralidhar.

The court observed, “This is the anguish of the constitutional court against the non-resgitration of FIR and we want you to tell this to commissioner of police. You should sit and make a conscious decision. Come back and tell us tomorrow.” The matter will be heard tomorrow at 2:15 p.m.

It submitted that non-resgitration of FIR sends out a wrong message. “It has vast ramifications. The aftermath of speech should be contained.”

The sound of Anurag Thakur’s ” Desh ke gaddaro ko” reverabed through the courtroom. Video clips of other leaders were also played.

The court said the city has seen “enough violence, anguish and tragedy”.

“You (Delhi Police) have registered 11 FIRs in the last two days. Why are you showing laxity when it comes to registering an FIR against these three? What is the appropriate stage? After the city is burnt?” the court questioned.

During the course of proceedings, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said the “unfortunate event” should not be senstionalosed based on “selective outrage”.

Mehta submitted that the nature of prayers in the petition was not “urgent” in nature.

Violence has erupted between pro and anti-CAA groups in north-east Delhi’s Jaffrabad, Maujpur and Gokulpuri ares.

Petitioner and social activist Harsh Mander has moved a plea seeking arrest of the three BJP leaders and their prosecution.

“After provocative speeches were given by the three prominent politicians liked to the assailants, the assailants carried out mutiple brutal attacks on unarmed persons who were protesting against CAA,” the plea alleged.

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After 70 yrs of India being self reliant,BJP just discovered it’s meaning: Ahmed Patel

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New Delhi, May 30: Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel on Saturday said that since 1947 India has been self reliant but BJP discovered it’s meaning now.

“Since 1947 India has been self reliant.British left us with nothing,but successive govts made us self reliant in military & space capacity, food & milk supply and financial reserves,” he tweeted.

“After 70 yrs of India being self reliant,BJP just discovered it’s meaning.Better late than never,” Patel said on Modi’s self-reliant India campaign after government failed to control the spread of COVID-19.

“Which milestone is this government celebrating ?GDP growth between Jan 2020-March 2020 is 3.1% , lowest in 11 years . And this does not even take into account the impact of the Corona pandemic,” he said.

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Yashwant Sinha criticises Modi over economy

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New Delhi, Yashwant Sinha, a strong critic of the Narendra Modi government made a satirical remark against Prime Minister over the decline in economic growth rate as GDP growth between Jan 2020-March 2020 is 3.1% , lowest in 11 years .

“The sharp decline in economic growth rate in the first year of Modi-2 is not because of any fault of this govt but because of Pt Nehru. If he had not ruled India from 1947 to 1964 India today would be growing at double digit,”former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha tweeted.

” The growth figures of earlier quarters of the last fiscal had to be revised downwards because of the lockdown imposed on March 25. The govt cannot be blamed for this. I am warning all critics in advance,” he added.

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SC junks plea to set aside Kerala MP election

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New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court declined to set aside the election of United Democratic Front (UDF) candidate N.K. Premachandran from Kollam parliamentary constituency in Kerala for allegedly making statements against the entry of women of all age groups in Sabarimala temple.

A bench comprising Chief Justice S.A. Bobde and Justices A.S. Bopanna and Hrishikesh Roy refused to entertain an appeal filed by CPI-M candidate K.N. Balagopal, who lost to Premachandran by close to 1.5 lakh votes in the last general election.

The bench said it does not see how such a comment could lead to disqualification. Besides, there is no sufficient material, which could lead to disqualification, added the bench.

According to P.V. Dinesh, who represented Balagopal, the bench dismissed the petition through a one-line order. Balagopal, in the election petition, had cited statements made by Premachandran against LDF and the CPI-M, where he allegedly said the leaders of these political parties do not hold any faith in Lord Ayyappa, and if elected, they would allow entry for women of all age groups in the Sabarimala temple. This would offend the faith of the believers, said Premachandran.

In January, the Kerala High Court upheld the election of Premachandran from the Kollam Lok Sabha constituency. Justice P.B. Suresh Kumar rejected the petition filed by Balagopal challenging the election of Premachandran.

Balagopal had told the High Court that Premachandran had delivered a speech and distributed pamphlets in connection with the Sabarimala issue, allegedly as an attempt to woo the voters. The High Court had observed that the election petition did not make out a cause of action.

Balagopal’s lawyer contended before the top court that Premachandran’s speech was an appeal to the voters to get him elected to stop all age-group women’s entry into the Sabarimala temple. The lawyer before the top court claimed that the nature of such statements qualifies as corrupt practices under the relevant provisions of the Representation of the People Act, 1951. Therefore, it is appropriate to set aside his election.

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