Omar said, Kashmiri Pandits were not the only victims of terrorism at that time. “Let us not forget the sacrifices of Muslims and Sikhs who were also targeted by the same gun. Many Muslims and Sikhs also migrated from Kashmir and haven’t returned yet”, he said.
The 60-year-old India-China border dispute has a long history of ups and downs. Prime Ministers from Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru to Dr Manmohan Singh could not solve it, and the world wants to know how Narendra Modi has tried to iron out the differences.
Sonia Gandhi has already made up her mind to hand over the mantle of leadership to her son Rahul Gandhi and anoint him as the next party president. Neither Sonia nor Rahul and Priyanka believe that the party lost the assembly elections because of the family.
The bench of Chief Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi, Justice Krishna Dixit and Justice Jaibunnisa Mohiuddin Khazi in its 129-page order, rejected the plea that ban on wearing of hijab by Muslim girls in educational institutions violates rights guaranteed under Article 14, 15, 19, 21 & 25 of the Constitution.
On Tuesday, while addressing the BJP Parliamentary Party meeting in Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the film makers for ‘revealing the truth’.
PM Modi was CM of Gujarat for 13 years, and for the last 27 years BJP has been ruling Gujarat continuously, without a break. Any other leader in Modi’s position could have been complacent, but Modi belongs to a different breed. He never takes any challenge lightly.
There were sceptics who were expecting Modi’s popularity curve to take a dive, there were naysayers who expected Modi’s power to diminish due to price rise and unemployment after the Covid pandemic. But all of them were proved wrong. Modi has emerged stronger and more popular than before.
For the last 13 days, these Indian students were huddled inside bunkers with missiles and bombs exploding outside, and firing going on. They had no electricity and water, and most of them were without food. Several students were eating biscuits dipped in water, melted from snow falling outside. All of them were living in a state of terror.
More than 10.27 lakh Ukrainians have taken refuge in neighbouring Poland, while 1.8 lakh refugees have crossed over to Hungary, and 1.28 lakh people have gone to Slovakia. Others have taken refuge in Moldova and Romania.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who has now become a symbol of Ukrainian resistance, pleaded for a no-fly zone and said he was not afraid of death.
More than one million refugees have fled Ukraine, according to United Nations Human Rights Commission.
The work done by Yogi’s government during the last five years is there for all to see. Most of the people I met in Gorakhpur on Monday told me how the present government has brought changes in their day-to-day life.
Russian media claimed that the southeastern city of Melitopol has been captured by Russian army, but the Mayor of the city has denied the report. There were videos of Russian armoured vehicles passing through the city streets. Russian army carried out an amphibious landing of naval infantry at a place between Melitopol and Mariupol.
People across the world watched in horror, visuals of ballistic missiles being rained by the Russian army on the Ukrainian capital and other cities.
Within minutes, NCP supremo Sharad Pawar called a high-level meeting of all NCP ministers and leaders at his home Silver Oak in Mumbai, and later went to meet Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to chart a course of action.
Air India on Tuesday evacuated 242 Indian students, who landed in Delhi after midnight, and more are lined up for evacuation.
In most of the reports in international media, it was claimed that the floating of bodies in Ganga, and the burial of bodies on the Ganga river bank were unprecedented events.
Fourteen years ago, on July 26, 2008, SIMI and Indian Mujahideen terrorists carried out more than 20 bomb blasts, killing 56 innocent persons and injuring more than 200 people.
Watching the speeches made by PFI and other leaders at these protests, it appears that the controversy is gaining currency because of underlying politics, design and agenda.
During the marathon hearing on ‘hijab’ issue before a three-judge bench in Karnataka High Court on Tuesday, advocate for two Muslim girl students, Devadatt Kamat argued that the state cannot bar Muslim girls from wearing ‘hijab’ citing ‘public order’.