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Lynch mobs don’t fear PM Narendra Modi, says Chidambaram on Jharkhand murder

Congress leader P Chidambaram today said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should tell the nation how would he enforce his writ against the lynch mobs.

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Senior Congress leader and former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram today took a pot shot at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that his warning to lynch mobs went unattended.

Taking to Twitter, Chidambaram said, “On a day when PM warned gau rakshaks, Mohd Alimuddin was lynched by a mob in Jharkhand. Obviously, lynch mobs don’t fear PM.”

Chidambaram’s remark follows Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement that killing of people in the name of cow protection was not acceptable.
Commenting on Narendra Modi’s remarks, Chidambaram said, “PM warned gau rakshaks and lynch mobs. Good. Let him tell the country how he will enforce his writ.”

WHAT MODI HAD SAID

“Killing people in the name of ‘gau bhakti’ is not acceptable. This is not something Mahatma Gandhi would approve,” Modi said, adding, “No person in this nation has the right to take the law in his or her own hands.”

The Prime Minister’s remarks come against the backdrop of a spurt in incidents of cow vigilantism and a spate of lynching. A teenager was last week killed on board a Mathura-bound train by people who attacked four brothers and repeatedly called them “anti-nationals” and “beef eaters”.

“Violence never has and never will solve any problem. As a society, there is no place for violence,” Modi said.

ALIMUDDIN CASE

On a day Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned that killings in the name of cow protection won’t be tolerated, a man was beaten to death by a mob at Ramgarh near Ranchi in Jharkhand yesterday on suspicion that he was carrying beef in his vehicle.

A case has been registered on the basis of a video footage of the lynching, police said.

Reports suggest that there could be some previous disputes between the assailants and the deceased. Reports also say that the deceased, identified as Mohammad Alimuddin, was accused of rape and murder of an 8-year-old girl.

According to police, around 30 people surrounded the van bearing a West Bengal number plate in the Bazaar Tand area of Ramgarh police station. They dragged out the driver of the vehicle, Mohammad Allimuddin, a resident of neighbouring Hazaribagh district, and thrashed him, injuring him seriously.

Police rushed to the spot and took Allimuddin to a hospital where he was declared “brought dead” by doctors. The mob also set the vehicle on fire, police said.

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J&K should become bridge of friendship between India, Pakistan: CM

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Jammu Kashmir CM, Mehbooba Mufti (Photo-ANI)

Srinagar, Jan 21: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday said her state should become a bridge of friendship and not a battlefield between India and Pakistan and appealed to the leadership of the two countries to do so.

At present, the Line of Control and International Border in Jammu and Kashmir have been witnessing a bloodbath, she said in her speech to police recruits at the passing out parade at the Sheeri Police Training School in Baramulla district.

“As the country moves on the path of development, the opposite is happening in our state,” she rued.

The Chief Minister lauded the police for bravely facing the toughest of professional challenges while making the ultimate sacrifice for the country.

“Handling law and order, you have to face your own brothers to restore peace and at the same time act with patience and restraint,” she told the policemen.

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Rajasthan govt asks Karni Sena to jointly move Supreme Court

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Jaipur, Jan 21: The Rajasthan government on Sunday said it has invited the Rajput Karni Sena and Rajput associations to be a party in its review petition in the Supreme Court against its order allowing the release of film “Padmaavat”.

Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria told news agency IANS, that the invitation was given to “strengthen the case” against the Hindi movie which critics say distorts Rajput history.

Lokendra Singh Kalvi, the founder of Rajput Karni Sena, told IANS that he was excited over the new development.

He quoted Kataria as saying that “we should all cooperate with each other in court to strengthen our case”. But the protests against the movie will continue, Kalvi said.

Continuing its protest against the screening of controversial film Padmaavat, Shri Rajput Rashtriya Karni Sena had threatened that it will not allow Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chief Prasoon Joshi to participate in 2018 edition of Jaipur Literature Festival. Registering its disagreement with Joshi, Rashtriya Karni Sena chief Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi on Friday threatened to disrupt session at JLF if Prasoon Joshi attends.

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President approves disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs, AAP to approach High Court

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New Delhi, Jan 21: President Ram Nath Kovind has approved the disqualification of 20 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs in Delhi on charges of holding Office of Profit, an official spokesman said on Sunday.

Meanwhile, on President’s approval Delhi Minister Gopal Rai, said, “We had hoped to go to the President asking him to give us a chance to present ourselves. Now we received this news. AAP will knock the doors of HC and even SC if the need be .”

Congress after President’s assent to disqualify 20 AAP MLAs said: “AAP has been helped by BJP & EC by delaying the decision for over 3 weeks.” Delhi Congress President Ajay said, If decision would have come before 22nd Dec, these 20 MLAs would’ve been disqualified & couldn’t have voted for RS elections.”

BJP MP from Delhi Meenakshi Lekhi commenting on the issue said, “The fact that their RS nomination happened means EC was working at its own pace & there was no pressure that Arvind Kejriwal seems to have alleged.These are constitutional bodies whose mandate is to obey the law.”

However, one of the 20 AAP MLAs disqualified over accusations of Office of Profit, Alka Lamba told ANI that this is very unfortunate that the President took the decision in such haste, without giving us chance to speak. “It’s an act of Centre using constitutional institutions. We’ve trust on judiciary. Doors of HC & SC is open for us,” she added.

Election Commission on 19th January sent its recommendation to the President for his assent to disqualify 20 Aam Aadmi party MLAs for holding ‘office of profit’. According to news agency ANI, the Election Commission said,” Recommendation on AAP MLAs is sub judice, will not comment on what recommendation has been given to the President.”

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