Swaraj Abhiyan, an initiative by Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan, has condemned the recent instances of violence against Muslims in Atali village near Faridabad.
The group has demanded a reply from the NDA government and given it the rough side of the tongue by calling the incident a “shameful event to occur under a democratically elected government.”
On May 25, a Mosque and over 25 houses were burnt in the village by communal hooligans which led to the scared Muslim villagers taking shelter at the Police Station. Many Muslim families, fearing their lives have fled their homes. However, the police has not arrested a single person in the case so far.
Swaraj Abhiyan has decided to ensure peace and harmony in the region through its Aman Committee.
Post triple-talaq settlement, the Yogendra Yadav-led Swaraj Abhiyan said that now attention should be given to other real serious issues of Muslims
Apex court should stop the abandoning of women without divorce
More attention should be given to the serious issues such as educational inequality, discrimination in jobs and housing, and framing innocent Muslim youth with terror charges
New Delhi, August 23, 2017: The Yogendra Yadav-led Swaraj Abhiyan on Tuesday said with the triple talaq issue settled, now attention should be paid to the “real” issues concerning Muslims such as education, discrimination in jobs and habitation etc.
The Swaraj Abhiyan, while welcoming the Supreme Court decision banning instant divorce in one sitting by Muslim men, added that now anti-women rights practices in other religions, such as abandoning women without divorcing them, should also stop.
“We believe triple talaq is not only unconstitutional and inhuman, it is also un-Islamic. We hope that with the legal wrangle settled, now the country’s attention will go towards other big problems of the Muslim community,” the party said in a statement.
“Today, the Muslims across India are living in fear. It is high time that Muslim leaders and the so-called ‘secular’ parties paid attention to real serious issues like educational inequality, discrimination in jobs and housing, and framing innocent Muslim youth with terror charges,” it said.
The party also said that as the apex court had set aside the triple talaq, in the same spirit discriminatory practices against women in other religions, such as abandoning women without divorce, should also stop. (IANS)
The court had directed the two AAP leaders and Yogendra Yadav to appear before the court on 8 August
Criminal defamation complaint filed against the two AAP leaders
Articles in leading newspapers carried defamatory, unlawful and derogatory words used by the accused persons
New Delhi, August 12, 2017: In a criminal defamation complaint the Delhi court on 8 August has fixed August 23 as the date for framing charges against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia. Pranjal Aneja, Metropolitan Magistrate, was scheduled to frame charges on 8 August but was on a leave that day.
Earlier, the court had directed the two AAP leaders and Yogendra Yadav to appear before the court on 8 August. Though Kejriwal and Sisodia sought exemption stating that they have to attend the four-day Monsoon session of Delhi Assembly, Yadav was there in the court.
The court on August 2 had passed the order on framing of notice (charge) on the criminal defamation complaint filed against the two AAP leaders, who sought to quash of the plea and Yadav by advocate Surender Kumar Sharma (was denied ticket by the AAP).Yadav was a member of the National Executive of the AAP until 2015, after which he was expelled for alleged anti-party activities. Later, he formed his own party called Swaraj India.
Surender Kumar Sharma, in his complaint, had alleged that in 2013 he was approached by volunteers of AAP who had asked him to contest the Delhi Assembly elections on a party ticket, saying Kejriwal was pleased with his social services. He filled up the application form to contest for the polls after being told by Sisodia and Yadav that AAP’s Political Affairs Committee had decided to give him the ticket. However, the ticket was later denied to him.
On October 14, 2013, the complainant claimed, articles in leading newspapers carried “defamatory, unlawful and derogatory words used by the accused persons” which in turn have lowered his reputation in the Bar as well as the society.
Opposing to the complaint, the AAP leaders had submitted that cancellation or allotment of an election ticket is the decision of the party only and gave a reasoning that the complainant had not divulged correct information regarding the cases pending against him.
On the basis of this complaint, the trial court had earlier sought their presence before it in the matter. It, however, had granted bail to Kejriwal, Sisodia, and Yadav, after they had appeared before it in pursuance to summonses against them.
The court has said in the order that the contentions on behalf of accused persons do not sustain and it proceeded to frame notice under the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) against them.
The summonses were issued on the complaint under – sections 499, 500 (defamation) and 34 (common intention) of the IPC, with the trial court saying there was prima facie material to summon the accused.
While issuing summonses against AAP leaders, according to PTI report, the trial court had said, “The press release published in newspapers, as well as testimonies of witnesses, reflect that defamatory remarks were published in the newspaper which affected the reputation of the complainant in the society and lowered his reputation in the eyes of other members of the society.” The Delhi High Court had earlier refused to stay the trial court proceedings in the case.
– prepared by Kritika Dua of NewsGram. Twitter @DKritika08
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According to Naidu, "Our neighbour should understand that aiding and abetting terror will not help them, they should recall what happened in 1971... Terrorism is the enemy of humanity, it has no religion."
NDA’s Vice Presidential candidate M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday reminded Pakistan not to forget what happened in 1971 in a reference to the Bangladesh War
Naidu also criticized Pakistan for “mixing terrorism with religion” as its state policy
The former Union Minister asserted that Kashmir is an integral part of India and “not an inch” of it will be ceded
New Delhi, July 23, 2017: Hitting out at Pakistan for “aiding and abetting terror”, NDA’s Vice Presidential candidate M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday reminded it not to forget what happened in 1971 in a reference to the Bangladesh War in which it faced a humiliating defeat.
Naidu was addressing the annual Kargil Parakram Parade here, held in remembrance of soldiers killed in a war with Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kargil sector in 1999.
“Our neighbour should understand that aiding and abetting terror will not help them, they should recall what happened in 1971… Terrorism is the enemy of humanity, it has no religion,” he said.
Criticising Pakistan for “mixing terrorism with religion” as its state policy, the former Union Minister asserted that Kashmir is an integral part of India and “not an inch” of it will be ceded.
He also urged Pakistan to shun the path of confrontation.
“We are a peace loving people. We never attacked any country. We don’t want war, we don’t want confrontation. We want to have peace and good relations with our neighbours, but they should also reciprocate,” Naidu said. (IANS)