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By NewsGram Staff Writer

There will be three-day celebrations in the national capital to mark India’s 69th Independence Day with bands performing and cultural programmes taking place.

The “Swaraj Parv” will begin on the eve of August 15, with tributes being paid to martyrs by Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung.

“The government of Delhi has decided to celebrate this Independence Day with the people. The Swaraj Parv will be celebrated at Delhi’s Central Park in Connaught Place,” said Delhi Tourism Minister Kapil Mishra.

A total of 12 contemporary music bands will perform at the Central Park in Connaught Place on August 15. Children living in slums will also perform. Qawwali performances, musical drama and poetry meet will also be featured in the carnival.

The festival will end with a tribute to former late president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam with an evening of Urdu poetry titled “Shaam-e-Kalaam”.

“This is also a new beginning to make Delhi as a hub of art and culture. More such big events will be held in Delhi,” said Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

“No invitation cards would be required to attend these programmes”, he said.

 

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BJP Member Files Defamation Complaint Against Arvind Kejriwal

“The tweet has not only defamed me but crores of other BJP members and the accused cannot be permitted to go scot-free for such an offence,” the complainant said

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Delhi's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

A BJP member Rajesh Kumar has filed a defamation complaint against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for tweeting objectional comments against his party men.

The complaint was filed before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal, who has listed the matter for a hearing on May 16.

Kumar, who claimed to be convenor of legal cell of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) Purvanchal Morcha in Delhi, told the court that he was shocked to see a tweet by Kejriwal saying that BJP members kept roaming around the country and raping Hindu girls.

“The accused (Kejriwal) has successfully dented the reputation of the complainant in particular and his party,” Kumar said in his complaint.

According to Kumar, he came across the tweet on September 30, 2018 and wanted to lodge a complaint immediately, but did not believing that the people would not take it seriously.

Arvind Kejriwal's party seems to be in trouble after the EC recommended disqualification of 20 of its MLAs. Wikimedia commons
Arvind Kejriwal’s party seems to be in trouble after the EC recommended disqualification of 20 of its MLAs. Wikimedia Commons

However, during Hanuman Jayanti celebrations in his society in April, one lady on realising that he was a BJP leader, taunted him citing the tweet.

There were several such incidents when the complainant had to face embarassment due to the “utterly irresponsible and defamatory tweet by Kejriwal, who holds such high position”, said Kumar in his plea.

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“The tweet has not only defamed me but crores of other BJP members and the accused cannot be permitted to go scot-free for such an offence,” the complainant said.

He has requested the court to issue summons against Kejriwal under provisions of the Indian Penal Code and the Information Technology Act dealing with defamation and promoting enmity between different groups. (IANS)