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NC to fight for release of Farooq Abdullah, says party MP

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Srinagar, Nov 18 : The National Conference (NC) will relentlessly work for the release of its party president Farooq Abdullah from detention so that he can participate in the ongoing Parliament session.

This was stated by National Conference MP from Anantnag and former Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court Hasnain Masoodi in an interview to IANS.

Abdullah is one of the several politicians, including his son and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, who have been detained since August 5 after the abrogation of Article 370 which conferred a special status on the former state.

Abdullah has been detained at his residence on Gupkar Road here, which has been declared as a sub jail.

“Dr Abdullah represents two million people of Srinagar, how can the people’s voice be choked,” Masoodi told IANS.

There was uproar in the Lok Sabha on Monday, the first day of the winter session of Parliament, as the Opposition demanded Abdullah’s release. The Congress said it was an atrocity not to allow Abdullah to attend Parliament.

“Members from the Congress, DMK and other parties joined our protest against the detention of Farooq Abdullah,” Hasnain Masoodi said.

The NC MP said the members requested the Speaker to intervene in the matter.

“We asked the Speaker that Abdullah’s preventive detention must be revoked by the government so that he can participate in the Parliament session,” he said.

Masoodi also said that the issue was raised during the all party meeting on Sunday.

Lending support to Masoodi in Parliament were several parties from the Opposition. The Central government has said that it is ready for a discussion on Jammu and Kashmir.

Last month, a National Conference delegation met Farooq Abdullah after some of the detained leaders from the party in Jammu were released.

Meanwhile, Mehbooba Mufti’s People’s Democratic Party (PDP) MPs in the Rajya Sabha, Mir Fayaz and Nazir Ahmad Laway, also staged a protest in the Parliament premises.

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Dubey killing: Congress demands time-bound inquiry by SC judge

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New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The Congress on Friday demanded a time-bound inquiry by a sitting Supreme Court Judge into the encounter killing of gangster Vikas Dubey near Kanpur earlier in the day “to expose those who gave protection to the criminal”.

“To expose the people behind Vikas Dubey will be the only justice to eight martyred policemen. It is a litmus test for Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath,” Congress Chief Spokesperson Randeep Surjewala told a press conference and raised a number of questions over the alleged encounter.

Surjewala claimed that the state was witnessing an unholy nexus between police and criminals. “When Dubey had surrendered (in Ujjain on Thursday), why would he try to run away? Who stopped the media vehicles just a few km from the spot of the encounter?” the Congress leader questioned.

The party alleged that Dubey was “just a pawn in the organised crime syndicate in Uttar Pradesh and the Chief Minister should tell the public who the head of this syndicate was.

The Congress leader further asked how the criminal reached Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh without any hindrance, and what all secrets he knew which could reveal the nexus of criminals and politicians.

“Why was Dubey”s name was missing from the list of top 25 criminals in UP?”

The Congress leader said that even though a chartered plane was sent to Madhya Pradesh, he was brought back by road by police and how could he end up in a TUV when he was last seen seated in a Tata Safari SUV.

Surjewala further asked how could the gangster be hit in the chest if he was trying to flee. “Also, there were no skid marks on the road at the spot where the vehicle overturned. All these circumstances raise questions,” he added.

–IANS

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ICSE X, ISC XII results declared

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The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) on Friday declared the most-awaited results for ICSE Class X and ISC Class XII.

The results are now available on the website cisce.org. It can also be checked via SMS, for which the students need to send their seven digit roll numbers to 09248082883.

The pass percentage for Class X is 99.33 per cent, while for Class XII, it is 96.84 per cent, the council said.

–IANS

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Tamil Nadu Minister tests positive for Covid-19

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Chennai, July 10 (IANS) Tamil Nadu”s Minister for Co-operation Sellur K. Raju on Friday tested positive for coronavirus and has been admitted to a private hospital for treatment.

DMK President M. K.Stalin said he had spoken to Raju over the phone and wished him a speedy recovery.

Raju is the third Tamil Nadu Minister to be infected by coronavirus.

He is also the 11th lawmaker in the state and seventh from the ruling AIADMK party to test positive for the coronavirus infection.

Earlier, six lawmakers, including Electricity Minister P. Thangamani and Higher Education Minister K. P. Anbalagan tested positive for the virus.

The other lawmakers affected by Covid-19 are K. Palani (Sriperumbudur), Amman K. Arjunan (Coimbatore South), N. Sathan Prabhakar (Paramakudi) and Kumaraguru (Ulundurpet).

Former Minister and Senior AIADMK leader B. Valarmathi also tested positive for the coronavirus infection on Monday and has been admitted to a private hospital here for treatment.

Four lawmakers of the DMK too have tested positive in the state. They are K. S.Masthan (Gingee), R. T.Arasu (Cheyyur), Vasantham K. Karthikeyan (Rishivandhiyam), and J. Anbazhagan (Tiruvallikeni-Chepauk).

Anbazhagan succumbed to the infection last month.

–IANS

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