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Muslim leaders threaten protest over razed mosques in Telangana secretariat

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Hyderabad, July 10 (IANS) AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi, religious scholars and leaders of various Muslims organisations have condemned demolition of two mosques in the premises of old secretariat in Hyderabad and demanded their immediate reconstruction.

Hyderabad MP and other leaders of the United Muslim Forum (UMF), an umbrella organization of different Muslim groups, said the ”tragic” and ”unconstitutional” demolition of the two mosques caused pain and agony to the Muslims.

Owaisi, whose All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) is a friendly party of ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), and other leaders warned that if the government failed to take steps for reconstruction of the demolished mosques at the same place without any delay, Muslims would be forced to launch strong protest.

They said Muslims were angry with the government over its action because according to the Islamic belief a mosque remains the property of Almighty Allah and its status can never be altered.

They stated in a joint statement that the demolition of two mosques shocked the confidence of Muslim community in Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao, who have been projecting himself as a secular.

Demanding that the demolished mosques be rebuilt at the same place, they said Muslims could never accept their reconstruction at other place.

The joint statement was issued by Asaduddin Owaisi, his brother and AIMIM floor leader in Telangana Assembly Akbaruddin Owaisi, Moulana Akbar Nizamuddun and Moulana Mufti Khaleel Ahmed of Jamia Nizamia, president of MUF Moulana Rahmeeuddin Ansari, Jamaate-Islami”s Telangana unit chief Moulana Hamid Mohammed Khan, Jamiatul Ulema Telangana and Andhra Pradesh unit president Moulana Hafiz Peer Shabbir Ahmed, eminent religious scholars Moulana Khalid Saifullah Rahmani, Moulana Jaffer Pasha and others.

The leaders pointed out that both the mosques (Masjid-e-Hashmi and Secretariat mosque) had their record in Waqf Board and official gazette notification.

Meanwhile, in a delayed move Waqf Board sent a letter to the secretary, minorities welfare, urging him to save both the mosques. Waqf Board Chief Executive Officer Abdul Hameed, along with the letter, also sent gazette notifications of the mosques. He wrote that demolition could anger Muslims leading to law and order problems.

As per the Waqf Board record the Secretariat Mosque was spread over 677 square yards. Namaz used to be regularly offered there till recently. Even after shifting of the secretariat to nearby BRK Bhavan last year, prayers continued at the mosque and it was only after COVID-19 breakout and resultant lockdown that people had stopped offering prayers there.

In 2008, during the regime of Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy in undivided Andhra Pradesh, the minorities welfare department had released Rs 35 lakh for renovation of the mosque and the work was completed in 2010.

Meanwhile, Congress leader Mohammed Ali Shabbir who was a minister in Rajasekhara Reddy”s cabinet said the TRS government hurt the sentiments of the Muslims and the Hindus by demolishing two mosques and a temple at the old secretariat complex. He recalled that in a letter to the chief minister on June 27, 2019 he had appealed to him to save the places of worship.

Shabbir said some ministers had assured that the places of worship would be protected. The Congress leader said the TRS government betrayed the people by demolishing the mosques and the temple.

–IANS

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Air India on termination spree: Sacks 50 pilots in a night

ICPA recalled that Ministry of Civil Aviation and Air India had given an assurance that unlike other airlines, no employee of Air India would be laid off.

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New Delhi, Aug 15 : Air India pilots have sought the intervention of the management on the issue of “illegal termination” of 50 pilots from service.

In a letter to Rajiv Bansal, Chairman and Managing Director, Air India on Friday, the Indian Commercial Pilots Association (ICPA) said around 50 pilots have received illegal termination letters from the Personnel Department in blatant violation of company’s operation manual and service rules.

“What’s happening? Around 50 of our pilots have been terminated overnight unceremoniously without proper procedure being followed. A rude shock for those who served the nation in this pandemic putting the nation first,” ICPA said in a tweet.

It is also learnt that many Southern Base crew contract are not being renewed after they have completed five years. A total of 18 cabin crew have been terminated in southern region and this is the first round with threw crew from Calicut terminated.

ICPA in its letter to Air India CMD added that pilots who tendered their resignation letters as far back as July 2019 but withdrew them well within the mandatory six months notice period have been relieved from service suddenly from 10 p.m. on Thursday.

Pilots allege that the crew were not informed of the acceptance of resignation and therefore by extension, the commencement of any notice period.

They point that after termination of service from the close of office on August 13, a pilot was made to operate AI 804/506 on August 14. The pilots who flew these flights were not technically employees of Air India from the close of office on August 13.

“This is a violation of comic proportion not to mention grave flight safety hazard. What would have been the mental state of these pilots after knowing their services were terminated,” it said.

ICPA recalled that Ministry of Civil Aviation and Air India had given an assurance that unlike other airlines, no employee of Air India would be laid off.

“For the safety of the travelling public alone if not on humanitarian grounds these pilots should not have been made to operate flights under such traumatic circumstances. This vengeful exercise carried out by the Personnel Department to illegally terminate pilots compromises the safety of our flights,” ICPA said.

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74th Independence Day Celebrations | PM’s address to the Nation – LIVE from the Red Fort

PM Modi to address the nation from the ramparts of Red Fort on the occasion of the nation’s 74th year of Independence.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation on the occasion of India’s 74th Independence Day as he reaches the Red Fort shortly. Prime Minister Modi will inspect the guard of honour and then unfurl the flag to mark this joyous occasion before his address to the nation.

Citizens of India look forward to the Prime Minister’s seventh address on the 74th Independence Day. The nation will celebrate the Independence Day mostly indoors as the world remains under the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Prime Minister has wished the 130 crore people of the nation on the 74th Independence Day. He offered his reverence and gratitude at Rajghat, the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial, where the eternal flame of non-violence keeps burning.

The Independence Day ceremony will have 4000 attendees. As coronavirus numbers grow, all precautions have been taken to maintain social distancing. The celebrations will be held following the Prime Minister’s clarion call against the invisible enemy – Do Gaz ki Doori. The infantrymen, navy and airmen who will be present in the guard of honour have remained in quarantine for the last 15 days.

The defence minister Rajnath Singh, Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff General M M Naravane, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh and Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria will be present with the Prime Minister during the event.

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The Prime Minister is expected to thank the key workers who have been vital in the nation’s fight against the coronavirus in his speech. He is also expected to thank and applaud the gallant soldiers who fought the recent Chinese intrusion in Galwan Valley in Ladakh.

The Prime Minister’s speech will focus on self-reliance as India battles along with the entire world to stave off the economic effects the pandemic has brought along with it.

The invitees have already reached the venue. The guests, with masks and ensuring social distancing, are set to celebrate nation’s 74th Independence Day.

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Re-live India’s Freedom Movement with Films Division this Independence Day

The story of Indian patriots, from the time of the Mutiny of 1857 (the First War of Independence) to the martyrdom of Mahatma Gandhi is pictorially recorded.

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Delhi, 14 AUG : On the occasion of 74th Independence Day, Films Division has painstakingly collected the rare footages of India’s glorious Freedom Movement. Two documentary films – ‘India wins Freedom’ (22min/B&W/Eng./1985) and ‘India Independent’ (20 min/B&W/Eng./1949) will be screened on 15th August 2020 to mark the celebration of Independence Day.

‘India wins Freedom’ is a part of India’s Struggle for Freedom series, that deals with the arrival of the new Governor General Lord Mountbatten and the several events that took place leading to the transfer of power from the King’s Government to the people of India on August 15.

The film ‘India Independent’ depicts India’s prolonged struggle for freedom. It recreates on screen the history of foreign rule in India for nearly two hundred years. The story of Indian patriots, from the time of the Mutiny of 1857 (the First War of Independence) to the martyrdom of Mahatma Gandhi is pictorially recorded.

In addition to this, 14 select films of the Films Division, dedicated to Independence Movement and patriotic spirit are being showcased in an initiative of National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) in the ‘Online Patriotic Film Festival’ running from August 7- 21, 2020. This festival, as a part of Independence Day Celebrations 2020 by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, is streaming at ‘www.cinemasofindia.com’ for free.

To reignite the spirit of patriotism please visit Films Division website https://filmsdivision.org/ and click on “Documentary of the Week” section or follow FD YouTube Channel, https://www.youtube.com/user/FilmsDivision or log on to ‘www.cinemasofindia.com’ to watch these special films on Independence day.

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