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Quran desecration case: Key Accused Rajendra Kumar names AAP MLA in the controversy

The police claimed that Kumar admitted he “hated Pakistan and Muslims” and wanted to exact “revenge for the Dinanagar and Pathankot terrorist attacks”

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  • Torn pages of the Quran were found on June 24 near Jarg Chowk
  • More than 250 people were booked in Malerkotla  on June 25
  • Vijay Kumar told officials he was offered Rs 1 crore by Yadav for desecrating the holy book

Aam Aadmi Party legislator Naresh Yadav has been booked by the Sangur police after the alleged orchestrator Vijay Kumar named him in the June 24 incident that led violence in Muslim-dominated Malerkotla located in Punjab’s Sangrur district.

Torn pages of the Quran were found on June 24 near Jarg Chowk. When people who had gone to report the incident to MLA Farzana Alam late in the evening were turned away, the 300-strong mob turned violent and burnt vehicles, damaging the property of the MLA. Consequently,more than 250 people were booked in Malerkotla on June 25.

Kumar and the zonal secretary of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) in Pathankot Nand Kishore Goldy and his son, Gaurav, were arrested later and have confessed to the crime.

The police claimed that Kumar admitted he “hated Pakistan and Muslims” and wanted to exact “revenge for the Dinanagar and Pathankot terrorist attacks”, says the Scroll.in report.

The officials have also revealed that Kumar has alleged that he was offered Rs one crore by Yadav for desecrating the holy book.

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According to Sangrur Senior Superintendent of Police Pritpal Singh Thind, Kumar had claimed the plan was to create communal tension and hostile feelings towards the state government and instigate people on communal lines so that they vent their anger against SAD-BJP [Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party] and Congress and vote for AAP in next polls, says that Scroll.in report.

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Yadav has claimed the allegation are baseless and that he does not know Kumar. Sanjay Singh, the AAP national spokesperson said that the SAD-BJP government in Punjab had gone out of their minds and will get what they reap in the coming polls.

The Bharatiya Janata Party went a step forward on Monday, July 4, staging a protest against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and alleged that he is the “mastermind” behind the Quran desecration case in Punjab.

-This report is compiled by a Staff-writer at NewsGram.

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  • Aparna Gupta

    Being a member of political party, one cannot disrespect a religion or a religious book. He should be charged strictly.

  • AJ Krish

    The blame games starts yet again. There is no transparency and no truth in what the political parties say.

  • Vrushali Mahajan

    Politics and religion should never be mixed. This causes a chaos in the government and the society

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  • Aparna Gupta

    Being a member of political party, one cannot disrespect a religion or a religious book. He should be charged strictly.

  • AJ Krish

    The blame games starts yet again. There is no transparency and no truth in what the political parties say.

  • Vrushali Mahajan

    Politics and religion should never be mixed. This causes a chaos in the government and the society

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Witnessing Violence in Schools May Affect Kids’ Grades

The effect was the same for hidden or veiled violence, which included theft and vandalism

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Witnessing violence in high school may lead to emotional distress among children and affect their academic performance later, suggests a new research.

The findings, published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, suggest that schools should seek to empower bystander students who are not directly involved in acts of school violence, rather than giving them messages to stay uninvolved.

For the study, the researchers statistically tested the relationship between witnessing school violence in Grade 8 and subsequent anti-social behaviour (drug use, delinquency), emotional distress (social anxiety, depressive symptoms), and academic adjustment (school achievement, engagement) in Grade 10.

The research involved nearly 4,000 high-school students in Canada.

“There were several take-home messages. First, witnessing school violence in Grade 8 predicted later impairment at Grade 10. Second, bystander effects were very similar to being victimized by violence directly,” said study co-author Linda Pagani, Professor at University of Montreal in Canada.

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The researchers examined different forms of violence and established the fact that witnessing major violence including physical assaults or carrying weapons is associated with drug use and delinquency later.

The effect was the same for hidden or veiled violence, which included theft and vandalism.

Witnessing minor violence (threats and insults) resulted in an increase in drug use, social anxiety, depressive symptoms, and decrease in engagement and participation at school, the findings showed.

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“Most students reported witnessing violence. It is clear that approaches to prevention and intervention should include witnesses as well victims and perpetrators and target all forms of school violence,” Michel Janosz of University of Montreal said.

“Supportive family and community relationships also prevent emotional desensitisation to violence which contribute to aggressive behaviour in youth,” Janosz said. (IANS)