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GANDHINAGAR: BJP leader and Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Monday that the murder of Shraddha Walkar involving her live-in partner Aaftab Poonawala is a fallout of the Congress’ appeasement politics and called for a law to tackle incidences of “love jihad”. Speaking to reporters at the state BJP headquarters, Sarma alleged “love jihad” incidents became normal in India because of an “eco-system created by Congress”. “Because of the appeasement politics of Congress, a particular class of people started thinking that authorities will not touch them no matter what they do. That is why we are now seeing such cases. Love jihad incidents became normal in India because of an ecosystem created by Congress,” Sarma said while referring to the Walkar murder case. “People like Aaftab are still under the impression that they can do whatever they want and nothing will happen to them. I believe the country needs a strong law to deal with ‘love jihad’ and it can be done only under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi,” he added. He said that terrorism couldn’t be contained under Congress’ rule because of its “appeasement politics”. “After 2014, you must have observed, the word terrorism has become almost obsolete. Terrorism could not be contained during the Congress rule because of appeasement politics,” he claimed. Sarma also stressed the need for the implementation of a Uniform Civil Code in the country and claimed B R Ambedkar was in favour of the UCC but Jawaharlal Nehru (the first PM of independent India) stalled his plans.
The city police was on their toes and declared an alert after a letter threatening to bomb Kalupur railway station and ST bus stand at Geeta Mandir on Republic Day was received by the city police chief’s office. The letter written in Hindi was sent to the commissioner’s office and then reached the crime branch.Crime branch and police teams have been set up to verify the credentials of the letter and a search operation has been launched.Meanwhile, the UP police have picked up Omprakash Paswan from Balia in UP. “All persons related to the threat have been detained,” a police official told Mirror. am
IPS officer Anupam Singh Gahlaut (Additional DGP, State Intelligence Bureau) and DSP KK Patel of ATS have been awarded the President’s Police Medal (PPM) for distinguished service. The other IPS officers who received the meritorious service medals included Additional DGP (State Intelligence Bureau) Anupam Singh Gahlaut, Gautam Parmar (Range IGP, Bhavnagar), Parixita Rathod (DIG, CID crime) and Yuvrajsinh Rathod (Addl DGP Intelligence, Gujarat).Meanwhile, Narasimha Komar, Addl DG of Police (Law & Order), Gujarat State received the Special Award for Excellence in Security Management. He was the State Police Nodal Officer (SPNO) for the recently held Gujarat Assembly Elections, 2022. The Election Commission of India recognised his leadership in excellent planning, multi-agency coordination and strong security arrangements that ensured a peaceful election.The other police officers who received the Meritorious Service Medal are ACP Bhavesh Roziya of Surat City Crime Branch, JD Vaghela (armed DSP of SRP Group-4), PD Vaghela ( armed DSP of SRP group-7), ASI Kiritsinh Rajput, among others.
Over 8 different teams were made for the search operation (Representational)Ahmedabad: Four people have been detained after Ahmedabad Police received a bomb blast threat ahead of Republic Day.The threat letter mentions bomb blasts at Ahmedabad Railway Station and Geeta Mandir Bus Station.Ahmedabad crime branch swung into action. Over 8 different teams were made for the search operation and to identify the person who sent the threat letter.According to police sources, the threat letter was sent to the Ahmedabad police commissioner's office, it also mentioned some numbers as well.Apart from Ahmedabad railway station and Geeta Mandir bus station, two other places were mentioned in the letter by the person who sent the threat letter, informed Chaitanya Mandlik, DCP, Crime BranchPromotedListen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.comOut of four, two were held in Ahmedabad and the other two were detained from Uttar Pradesh's Ballia.(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)Featured Video Of The DayBihar's Migrant Labourers Turn Entrepreneurs After Covid Lockdown
Amid calls for protest against the alleged injustice meted out to students from Karnataka at the National Law School of India University (NLSIU) in Bengaluru, the varsity on Wednesday released the provisional list of candidates for admission in its undergraduate programme in the wake of the Common Law Admission Test or CLAT 2023.The provisional list shows that out of the total 240 seats, as many as 60 (25%) have been offered to Karnataka students. According to the NLSIU Inclusion and Expansion Plan 2021-2025, the university voluntarily adopted a 25% horizontal compartmentalised reservation for Karnataka students from the 2021-22 academic year. As a result, NLSIU ensures that students from the state are admitted to 25% of seats in every vertical category, including general/SC/ST/OBC/EWS and, as a result, constitute at least 25% of the overall student body. In this case, Karnataka students are those who have studied in any recognised institution in the state for not less than 10 years.Earlier, Karnataka Law Minister J C Madhuswamy wrote to the vice-chancellor of NLSIU complaining that the “university has compartmentalised the reservation and provided a quantity of 25% including those who have been selected under the All India Rank”. He highlighted that “NLSIU is grouping even meritorious students who are supposed to be under general category along with domicile reserved students”.However, as per the provisional list, 19 students of Karnataka domicile have been selected for the undergraduate programme under the general category. This includes students with ranks 12, 23, 27 and 32.In fact, on Saturday, a group of pro-Kannada activists and lawyers’ association is set to stage a protest at NLSIU opposing the alleged “exclusion of Karnataka students” under their reservation policy. Karnataka Higher Education Minister C N Ashwath Narayan had also written to the university alleging that the institution was not complying with domicile reservation under section 4 of the NLSIU Amendment Act.In 2020, Karnataka High Court, in its decision dated September 29, 2020, struck down the validity of the National Law School (Amendment) Act, 2020 passed by the state government in April 2020. The court had stated that the state legislature has no power or authority under the Act to direct the respondent/Law School to provide reservations for students in view of the limited role of the state under the Act. Currently, the validation of the Amendment Act is sub judice in the Supreme Court of India.
The student union of Government Law College Ernakulam has apologised to Aparna Balamurali for the misbehavior of one of the students while the actor was promoting her upcoming film Thankam inside the campus. In a social media post, the college union said that the incident was regrettable and unfortunate. The statement further assured that the union will look into the issue very seriously.“It is very regrettable that the unfortunate incident happened against the film star at the union inauguration ceremony held at Law College today (18/01/2023). During the incident itself, the union official tried to prevent such behaviour and expressed regret on behalf of the union. The college union sincerely regrets the difficulty the star has faced in connection with this incident. The union is looking at such an issue very seriously,” read the statement. A post shared by COLLEGE UNION 2022-23 (@glceunion22_23) Aparna Balamurali, along with the crew of Thankam and the film’s lead actor Vineeth Srinivasan, was at Government Law College Ernakulam to promote their upcoming film Thankam, which is set to be released on January 26. A law student got on stage without the permission of the organiser and presented flowers to Aparna and asked her to pose with him for a picture.He went on to put his hands around her shoulder, which made Aparna uncomfortable. She wiggled out of his hand and asked him to stop. Later, the student got on the stage to apologise to her and tried to shake hands with her, but the actror refused to return the gesture. Later, in a reply to a post about the incident, Aparna commented that she was ‘speechless’ and shocked that it all happened in a law college.