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Haryana minister Anil Vij demands compensation for Dera followers killed in violence



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Punjab, Sep 21, 2017: Controversial minister of Haryana Anij Vij has once again racked up wrangle after asking compensation for followers of Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh who were killed in police action on August 25, when violent protests broke out in response to the self-styled godman’s conviction in a rape case.

Vij, who is learnt to be big follower of Ram Rahim, allegedly argued that compensation was awarded to victims after last year’s Jat agitation, So why not for the Dera victims?

Earlier this week, the Haryana Police released a list of 43 people wanted in connection with the violence by Dera Sacha Sauda sect followers in Panchkula and others areas post Ram Rahim’s conviction in rape case last month.

Honeypreet Kaur, adopted daughter of Sect Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s and absconding Dera spokesman Aditya Insan was top on the list.

Photographs of most wanted suspects responsible for instigating or indulging in the large-scale violence have also been released on the Haryana Police website.

Read More: Haryana Police issues list of 43 wanted people in Dera violence, Honeypreet on top

Thirty-six people died and over 250 others were injured in violence in Haryana’s Panchkula and Sirsa towns on August 25 following the conviction of the DSS chief by the CBI special court in a rape case.

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China is building helipads, airports at our borders in Doklam but PM Modi is silent: Rahul Gandhi



Rahul Gandhi in Karnataka

Chikmagalur, March 21: Congress President Rahul Gandhi, who is on a two-day visit to poll-bound Karnataka, on Wednesday questioned Prime Minister Modi’s silence over the construction of helipads, airports in Dolkam by China. 

Addressing public meeting, Gandhi said China is building helipads and airports at our borders in Doklam but PM Modi is silent.

Launching a scathing attack on Modi, the Congress chief said that the Prime Minister comes here and talks against corruption but on the stage with him are sitting leaders who have been in jail on corruption charges including the BJP CM candidate.

“PM Modi doesn’t see corruption in Yeddyurappa or Jay Shah’s wealth. He doesn’t see corruption in Nirav Modi running away after looting crores. PM doesn’t tell you the price of the Rafale plane and why he gave the deal to his industrialist friend”.

The Congress president further added people do not want to listen to lies, and speeches of hate, they want to listen to truth and issues that concern them.

“I’m confident that due to the unity and hard work of our party workers, we will achieve victory”, he asserted.

Gandhi also humbly requested the people of Karnataka to bless him with their support, as they supported his grandmother, Mrs. Indira Gandhi.

Earlier in a day, clad in traditional dhoti Gandhi offered prayers at Sharadamba Temple and visited Sringeri Mutt along with some senior leaders of the party.

During his Jana Aashirwada Yatre, Gandhi also inaugurated the Block Congress Committee office.

Later, AICC President, accompanied by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah met with delegations from Karnataka Planters Association, Karnataka Growers Federation, Plantation Labour Union Leaders, Farmers’ Association and Dry Lands Farmers’ Association.


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Cambridge Analytica row: Congress hits back, says BJP’s fake news factory produced one more fake product



New Delhi, March 21: The Congress on Wednesday refuted the mischievous allegations of the Bharatiya Janata Party over the role of Cambridge Analytica behind AICC chief Rahul Gandhi’s social media profile, saying fake agendas have become an everyday character of the BJP.

Hitting back at Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad,  Congress’s Randeep Surjewala said “BJP’s factory of fake news has produced one more fake product today. It appears fake statements, fake press conferences & fake agendas have become an everyday character of BJP and its ‘Lawless’ Law Minister.

“Indian National Congress or the Congress President has never used or never hired the services of a company called Cambridge Analytica. It is a fake agenda and white lie being dished out by Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad”, Surjewala asserted.

The Congress leader also claimed that the Cambridge Analytica’s linked website reveals in 2010 its services were used by BJP-JD(U). Firm’s Indian partner Ovlene Business Intelligence (OBI) is being run by BJP ally’s MP’s son. OBI company’s services were used by Rajnath Singh in 2009.

Earlier in a day, alleging that Congress has links with Cambridge Analytica, Prasad said My question to Congress party is whether to win elections, Congress will depend on data manipulation and theft of data” and asked, “What is the role of Cambridge Analytica in social media profile of Rahul Gandhi”.

“Will Congress Party depend on data theft and manipulation to win elections? What is the role of Cambridge Analytica in social media profile of Rahul Gandhi?” Prasad was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

Earlier in a series of tweets, “the Union Minister had also questioned the Congress party on its links with the data analytic firm.

“This is not just a question of Congress Party’s association with a rogue data analysis firm but it is a question of free and fair elections in India and democratic values of our country,” he tweeted.


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SC-ST Act: Congress accuses BJP of being Anti-Dalit party



New Delhi, March 21: The Congress on Wednesday accused the BJP of being an anti-Dalit party over the Supreme Court ruling in the prevention of atrocities against SC-ST Act.

Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala addersing a presser, said “the Rights of Dalits, SC/ST have been compromised under the Narendra Modi government. The law that was enacted during the Rajiv Gandhi governmnt has been entirely done away way with”.

“The Maharashtra government was part of it (the petition) and they did not take any step to establish a stand on it. The Attorney General, too, did not go to court over it. Through this order it has been made clear that no immediate action will be taken if a Dalit, SC/ST comes to report any grievance,” he added.

“Were Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Prime Minister Narendra Modi sleeping that they were not aware that the Attorney General is not going to court on this case? This depicts the anti-Dalit mind set of the BJP-RSS. However, there can be misuse but that doesn’t mean all cases lodged are wrong or false as per misuse. Does one-odd cases of misuse mean you abolish the legislature ? Surjewala questioned.

Reacting to this, Prasad said, “The Congress is making irresponsible statements. I will examine and respond to the apex court verdict. What has the Congress done for Dalits in the 48 years of their rule? They have only used them as a vote bank”.

Meanwhile, former Union Minister Anand Sharma stated, in a bid to empower backward classes, there were scores of decisions have been. We are saddened by the decision that the law now doesn’t agree to protect the SC/ST. If this decision if not thought over again, it will lead to further questions. Why is the Government mum on the matter, it seems like they are welcoming the decision”.

This comes a day after the apex court held that there is no absolute bar for granting anticipatory bail in a matter related to atrocities on SCs/STs.

The Top Court further stated that a public servant can be held after approval by some senior staffer.

A bench comprising of Justices Adarsh Kumar Goel and Uday Umesh Lalit also noted that to avoid the false implication of an innocent, preliminary probe will be conducted by the DSP to chalk out whether the allegations make out a case under the Atrocities Act and that the allegations are not frivolous.

Later, the court observed that the Government official cannot be prosecuted on a mere allegation of carrying out an offence under the Act without the sanction of appointing authority.


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