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Foreign funding issue: AAP comes out clean; no violation of FCRA, says Centre

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AAP’s foreign funds are according to the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) with no legal violations, the Centre told Delhi High Court.

A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed against Arvind Kejriwal and other AAP members by an advocate, ML Sharma regarding the foreign funding of the party. The PIL claimed, among other things, that AAP was getting funds from CIA and Muslim terrorists.

AAP Volunteer Action Manch (AVAM) which broke away from AAP last year in August accused the party of getting funds from bogus companies. The PIL also talks about phone calls from Dubai and other countries to Delhi’s Muslim population to support AAP.

AAP’s advocate Pranav Sachdeva told the court that Government is investigating the AVAM issue and the party is being fully cooperative.

The centre told the court that earlier Government had inquired into the issue but nothing was found.

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Delhi HC Dismisses Plea Seeking Direction to Media to Use Word ‘Martyr’

Abhishek Chaudhary urged the court to direct the media to use the word "martyr" as "brave soldiers are never killed."

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The Delhi High Court on Tuesday dismissed a plea seeking direction to the media to use the word “martyr” in place of killed and died for soldiers.

The bench comprising Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V. Kameswar Rao also slammed the petitioner and advocate Abhishek Choudhury for filing the frivolous application on the same ground which was already disposed off by another bench in October 2016.

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The plea was filed after 40 CRPF troopers were killed in a terror attack in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir on February 14. newsx.com

Choudhury has filed the plea seeking direction to the press and electronic media to use “respectful words on the martyrdom of soldiers”.

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He urged the court to direct the media to use the word “martyr” as “brave soldiers are never killed.”

The plea was filed after 40 CRPF troopers were killed in a terror attack in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir on February 14. (IANS)