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Friday, February 26, 2021

Iram Siddique


Ahead of MP civic polls, Congress inducts ‘Godse follower’, says ‘wants to reform’
Fri, Feb 26, 2021

Babulal Chourasia’s hriday parivartan (change of heart) happened ahead of the upcoming local body elections.

4 bodies found, 3 missing: MP bus mishap toll now 51
Thu, Feb 18, 2021

The body of five-month-old Somya Singh was found floating on Wednesday morning in the adjoining district of Rewa. Sombai Singh (23), Somya’s mother, was scheduled to appear for the ANM exam, and had asked her cousin Asha to accompany her to Satna.

Munawar out, but 2 held in case await bail 45 days on
Wed, Feb 17, 2021

While Faruqui was granted ad-interim bail by the Supreme Court on February 5, two of the show organisers – Prakhar Vyas and Edwin Anthony – who were arrested with him, were granted bail by the Indore bench of the high court on February 12.

Rinku was targeted, killed: MP Assembly Protem speaker
Mon, Feb 15, 2021

“I can give you 10 names of those who were murdered from Rinku Sharma, Ankit Saxena, Chandan Gupta, Ankita Tomar, Dilwar Negi to Prashant Puraji, these people were, somewhere down the line, doing the work of dharma or working for Hindutva,” said Rameshwar Sharma.

Case against Munawar: HC grants interim bail to two co-accused
Sat, Feb 13, 2021

In his order, Justice Rohit Arya stated that the two were granted “temporary bail maintaining parity in light of the order dated February 5” passed by the Supreme Court.

Two Munawar Faruqui co-accused get ad-interim bail, two others still in jail
Fri, Feb 12, 2021

Earlier Munawar and Priyam Vyas were released on bail, while Nalin Yadav and Sadaqat Khan, the other accused in the case, are still languishing in jail. Sadaqat's bail plea was rejected, for the second time, by the Indore district court on Tuesday.

Phoolan Devi, Nirbhay Gujjar: In Chambal, a police museum on dacoits
Fri, Feb 12, 2021

According to Bhind SP Manoj Kumar Singh, the idea is not to eulogise those who once held sway over Chambal but to place their crimes in perspective and “highlight the sacrifices made by the police” to rein them in.

Bonded labourers rescued in Guna after five made to pick coins out of hot oil
Fri, Feb 12, 2021

The police have arrested Roman Kanjar, on whose field some of the men worked as labourers and who is accused of enforcing the "punishment".

Bail denied to Munawar Faruqui co-accused, kin say had nothing to do with show
Wed, Feb 10, 2021

Sadaqat, accused of being involved in the show’s organisation, moved the sessions court seeking bail on the basis of 'parity' (similar circumstances), as Faruqui was granted interim bail by the Supreme Court four days ago.

Morena rape-murder: Facing threats from accused’s family, kin of 5-yr-old victim seek weapons
Sun, Feb 07, 2021

The accused had got bail on January 8 after serving six months in prison for raping a family member of the five-year-old.

Despair after glimpse of hope for Indore woman searching for missing mentally unsound brother
Mon, Feb 01, 2021

The woman says spotted her mentally unsound younger brother in a picture of destitute people dropped outside city; however, municipal officials who picked her brother were not sure where he was dropped.

No bail for Munawar, HC points to evidence of ‘disparaging’ remarks
Fri, Jan 29, 2021

Faruqui was arrested in Indore on January 1 following a complaint by Eklavya Singh Gaur, the son of BJP MLA Malini Singh Gaur and convenor of local outfit Hindu Rakshak, that the comedian allegedly hurt Hindu religious sentiments during a comedy show at a popular cafe that day.

Madhya Pradesh cops: Cattle smuggling racket busted, BJYM leader among 20 accused
Fri, Jan 29, 2021

According to the police, 165 cows and oxen were being smuggled through the forest route from MP's Bakoda village to slaughterhouses in the bordering district of Nagpur on January 24 night when they were intercepted.

Comedian Munawar Faruqui’s bail plea rejected by Madhya Pradesh HC
Thu, Jan 28, 2021

During the hearing, the court said that the evidence collected so far suggests that during the show, outraging religious feelings of a class of citizens of India with deliberate intendment were made by the applicants.

Nine held under new conversion law in Indore
Thu, Jan 28, 2021

The complainant alleged that there were many other Hindus like her who were forced to embrace Christianity at the event.

Old Bhopal tense as NGO gets ownership of disputed land
Sat, Jan 23, 2021

On Thursday, the residents in the area who had approached the Wakf Tribunal for a stay on construction work, shut down their shops in protest. The Wakf Tribunal is scheduled to hear the ongoing title suit on January 23.

Ex-cop held in Madhya Pradesh for ‘attacking’ RSS workers
Wed, Jan 20, 2021

Shrikant Sharma, a retired deputy commandant of the Special Armed Force, similar to the rank of additional SP, was arrested on Monday following two complaints against him in two days.

Comedian Munawar Faruqui stays in jail, co-accused include brother, friend, organiser
Sat, Jan 16, 2021

Of the six youngsters, who are behind bars for more than a fortnight, one is the brother of the show's organiser who was in the audience, another a friend of Munawar Faruqui's who had nothing to do with the event, and a third whose only family is a minor brother running around for him now.

Madhya Pradesh: Two days after opening, Nathuram Godse library shut
Wed, Jan 13, 2021

This came a day after the District Magistrate imposed Section 144 to ensure law and order following circulation of several complaints and critical messages on social media against the Godse Gyanshala, said Gwalior Superintendent Amit Sanghi.

Munawar Faruqui case: Court rejects bail for acquaintance, cites law and order
Wed, Jan 13, 2021

The court observed that “the accused provoked frenzy and it has been shown that granting him bail will lead to a law and order problem as a section of society will be offended”.

Minimum age of marriage for women should be raised to 21, says Shivraj Chouhan
Tue, Jan 12, 2021

He said a new system will be put in place, under which any woman moving out of her house for her work will register herself at the local police station, and she will be tracked for her safety.

Hindu Mahasabha opens Godse library: ‘Will show that he was true nationalist’
Mon, Jan 11, 2021

Previously, a temple dedicated to Godse was set up by the Mahasabha at their Gwalior office. It was removed following an uproar by the Congress.

Covaxin volunteer dies in Bhopal, firm says no link to vaccine, placebo
Sun, Jan 10, 2021

The postmortem report of Deepak Marawi, a father of three, suspected “poisoning” as a cause. Bharat Biotech, in a statement, said that the “serious adverse reaction” had been “thoroughly investigated” and was found “not related to vaccine or placebo”.

Digvijaya says Muslim areas being targeted, CM hits back
Sat, Jan 09, 2021

With guns, lathis, swords and provocative speeches, those who have set out to collect donations for the construction of Ram temple are targeting Muslim localities, Digvijaya Singh told reporters.

Court rejects comedian Munawar Faruqui’s bail plea, cites law and order situation
Wed, Jan 06, 2021

The court observed that the two have been accused of making objectionable remarks on Hindu Gods and Goddesses, passing lewd remarks at women and displaying items such as condoms in the presence of children.