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Hope stern action is taken against culprits of mob lynching : Mufti

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New Delhi, Aug 12 : Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday said that mob lynching has become new normal in India  and expressed hope that preventive measures and stern action against the culprits reflected Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent remarks .

Taking to Twitter, the PDP leader said, “Mob lynching has become the dominant discourse and its near normalisation has marked a new low for democracy in India. I hope the PM’s statement condemning it is followed by concrete steps and punitive punishment against the culprits.

 

 

Minister of State For External Affairs General (Retd) VK Singh on Sunday said that this problem is everywhere in the country not only in western Uttar Pradesh.

In June, Samiuddin, 64, and Qasim Qureishi were allegedly severely beaten at Hapur in Uttar Pradesh by a group of people who alleged that they were involved in cow slaughter. Both had received injuries and Qureishi died later.

Reportedly, more than 20 people have been lynched in different parts of the country over suspicion of being child lifters.

Congress led Opposition parties and the Trinamool Congress, has been raising the issue in the Lok Sabha.

 

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J&K: Two terrorists killed in Baramulla Encounter

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Srinagar, Dec 13: Two terrorists were killed in an encounter between security forces and terrorists in Sopore area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Thursday. The search operation is underway.

The encounter started at Baratkalan-Gund Mohalla of Sopore on Wednesday.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Brath Kalan village of Sopore following information about the presence of 1-2 terrorists on Wednesday.

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20 trains cancelled for 2 months in Uttar Pradesh

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Lucknow, Dec 13: The North-Eastern Railways (NER) has cancelled 20 trains, including eight trains plying in Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur and Basti divisions, due to fog and inclement weather, an official said on Thursday.

These cancellation will come into effect from Thursday and continue till February 15, 2019.

Besides the cancellation, trips of 14 trains have also been reduced, according to the official.

Some of the trains that have been cancelled are Gorakhpur-Amritsar Express, Amritsar-Gorakhpur Express, Sitamarhi-Anand Vihar Express, Anand Vihar-Sitamarhi Express, Jainagar-Amritsar Express, Allahabad-Basti Express and Basti-Allahabad Express.

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Editors Guild suspends MJ Akbar, Tarun Tejpal

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New Delhi, Dec 12 : The Editors Guild on Wednesday suspended the membership of journalist-turned-politician M.J. Akbar, who has been accused of sexual harassment by a number of women journalists.

“A majority of the members suggested that the membership of Akbar should be suspended. The majority view is that Akbar should be suspended from the Guild till such time that the court case he has filed is concluded,” the Guild said in a statement.

The Guild also suspended the membership of former Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal who has been charged with raping a junior colleague in Goa in 2013.

Accused of sexual misconduct by over a dozen former colleagues, Akbar stepped down as the Minister of State for External Affairs in October. The allegations were first levelled by journalist Priya Ramani, against whom he later filed a defamation case.

Akbar was also accused of committing “rape” by US-based journalist Pallavi Gogoi.

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