Senior Advocate Huzefa Ahmadi told the bench that several applications have been filed across the country to seal various mosques, and in the Gyanvapi case, an application has been filed to demolish the wall around the ‘wazukhana’ (ablution pond)
The bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud P S Narasimha, refused to stay the proceedings on the Gyanvapi controversy going on before the court of Civil Judge (Senior Division) in Varanasi.
The District Magistrate of Varanasi, Kaushal Raj Sharma, said, since the ablution pond (wazu khana) already had a fence made of steel angles and netting with three entry points, the local administration had no problems in putting extra efforts while sealing the area.
The fire started at around 4.30 pm, probably because of an electrical short circuit on the first floor. It soon spread to the second and third floors, and later the flames engulfed the entire four-storeyed building.
Modi was interacting in Gujarati with thousands of people through video-conferencing from Delhi to Bharuch, as part of ‘Utkarsh Samaroh’ marking 100 per cent saturation of key state government initiatives.
In plain words, no fresh sedition case will be registered in India any more under Section 124-A of Indian Penal code. Those who have been charged under this law can seek relief from courts. The apex court bench said, “if any fresh case is registered under Sec 124A, the affected parties are at liberty to approach the concerned courts for appropriate relief.”
The Mohali grenade firing could be the indication of a bigger terror attack in the future. Though not a single person was injured, the use of a rocket launched raises serious concerns.
The Char Dham Yatra began on May 3 (Akshay Tritiya) with the portals of Gangotri and Yamunotri shrines thrown open for devotees. The portals of Kedarnath shrine were opened on May 6.
In its petition before Punjab and Haryana High Court, Punjab Police alleged that Delhi Police has illegally taken its DSP into custody on a charge of abduction. The high court however declined to give immediate relief and posted the matter for hearing on Saturday.
Police has set up a special team to round up the radicals, but the problem is that the messages originated from phone numbers outside India. In several places, these messages have been circulated through internet.
The home department of Maharashtra government said on Wednesday that out of 1,135 mosques in Mumbai, there were 135 mosques where ‘azaan’(call to prayer) was being made over loudspeakers above the decibel limit set by the Supreme Court in its 2005 order. Nearly 1,500 mosques and 1,300 temples have sought permission from the state government for use of loudspeaker, a home department official said.
Curfew has been enforced in ten police station areas of Jodhpur city since Tuesday. The clashes happened in Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot’s home constituency, and Tuesday was his birthday.
This is Prime Minister Modi’s first foreign visit this year, in the backdrop of fierce fighting going on between Russia and Ukraine. Most of the European countries have joined hands to counter Russia, but it is also a fact that many of these countries are economically dependent on Russian oil and other supplies.
AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi, addressing a huge Friday prayer gathering at the famous Mecca Masjid near Charminar, Hyderabad, became emotional and alleged that Muslims were being threatened, but they would not cow down and fight.
The aim was to force Muslims to come out of their homes and start violence, but this diabolic plan was nipped in the bud through timely intervention by Ayodhya police and district administration.
It is a fact that price of petrol has increased by more than Rs 10 per litre in the last 45 days, since March 10, when the UP, Uttarakhand, Punjab elections were over.
At the Jama Masjid in Noida, India TV reporter spoke to the imam, who said that volume of loudspeakers has been reduced, and after Ramzan and Eid-ul Fitr are over, the sound limit will be reduced considerably.
Mumbai Police has also slapped a sedition charge on the Rana couple after they declared their intent to recite Hanuman Chalisa outside ‘Matoshri’, the private residence of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.
Legal experts say that if shops are built on encroached public land, then the local authorities have the right to demolish such structures. But, for doing that, authorities must follow a proper legal procedure.
Delhi Police teams have seized nearly 500 videos related to the violence. One of the videos clearly shows stones, bricks, and glass bottles being rained on the ‘rath’ of Lord Hanuman near Kushal Chowk.