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though in January Sushant had announced he would tie the knot with the 31-year-old actress this December.” a security official told PTI. Entertainment Videos by Indian Express For all the latest Entertainment News, Her husband used to come to visit her… they had a quarrel about 12 days ago… I am not aware of the reason. there aren? argues that a Muslim man must pay a dowry of one year’s salary to a woman to marry her in the name of mehr.This is duplicity of convenience There is a difference between civil law and criminal law Only acts that cause injury and harm to others such as murder theft and assault constitute criminal law Marriage and divorce are not part of criminal law Non-criminal acts such as talaq must remain within civil law Since 22 August talaq-e-biddat remains illegal Violations of civil law must be punished possibly with a fine We have witnessed large-scale criminalising of Indian society under Section 498A If the government’s bill becomes law any aggrieved Muslim wife can accuse her husband of uttering triple talaq landing him in jail for three years However the difference is that the bill specifically targets the Muslim community and therefore has its roots in hatred of Muslims being nursed in our political culture This hatred is seen when cow vigilantes murder a Muslim or when a cap-wearing Muslim is dragged out of a train and killed and when certain ministers in the government mouth their hatred of secularism These acts are committed by people who are broadly speaking from the BJP’s vote bank When the issue of instant triple talaq came up before the Supreme Court the judges remarked that Muslim husbands have no judicial forum to go to seek divorce and asked what remedies the government would provide On 15 May the then attorney general Mukul Rohatgi informed the judges that if instant divorce is struck down the government would bring a law to regulate marriage and divorce in the Muslim community However the Bill that was passed by the Lok Sabha has failed to fulfil this promise It is critical that we outlaw all unilateral forms of divorce by a Muslim husband We must also outlaw practices such as mehr halala polygamy two Muslim women’s testimony being equal to one man’s a girl’s inheritance being half of a boy’s the guardianship of male over female and so on This effectively points at the need for a Uniform Civil Code A year ago this author drafted such a code calling it the Universal Bill of Rights for the Indian Citizen However political considerations motivate the government to skirt such reforms Indeed if transformation and betterment were the order of the day the state would have introduced a Muslim family reform bill enabling husbands to seek divorce via court among other things But even after the passage of this Bill a Muslim husband has no choice but to bring about his own divorce through the following two means: send one talaq and wait for three months to lapse or send one talaq each month for three months making the marriage invalid But for the government this key issue of unilateral divorce is not the concern This new law prevents any reconciliation between the couples —by jailing the husband for three years (it remains to be seen how he will pay maintenance from inside jail) At best the government’s concern is nurturing the issue of instant triple talaq for political reasons: it helps energise right-wing Hindu voters It suits the party It nurtures an intellectual form of anti-Muslim hatred among its constituents Smita Dikshit a legal counsel wrote on Twitter about comments by supporters of the Bill: “Men need to go to prison If Muslim men go it’s better” This comment reveals a lot about the hatred that is being nurtured in Indian society It is also indicative of how the BJP will use triple talaq to nurture its electoral constituency in view of next year’s assembly elections and the 2019 general elections Tufail Ahmad is Senior Fellow for Islamism and Counter-Radicalization Initiative at the Middle East Media Research Institute Washington DC He tweets @tufailelif New Delhi: After rescuing 41 minor girls from an ashram of molestation-accused ‘godman’ Baba Virendra Dev Dixit the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Saturday rescued five more minor girls kept in "prison-like" confinement by the absconding ‘Baba’ from another ashram With Saturday’s operation at the Adhyatmik Vishwavidyalaya in Mohan Garden of Dwarka the number of girls rescued from different ashrams of the fake godman in Rohini and Dwarka reached over 45 "Just rescued five more girls identified as minors by the CWC (Child Welfare Committee) from Baba’s ashram at Mohan Garden The same prison-like situation here" Maliwal said "Locals informing that many girls were removed earlier yesterday (Friday) morning before our last night visit Also that they often heard the girls crying at night" Representational image AFP The DCW team reached the Dwarka ashram late on Friday along with Delhi Police and advocate Ajay Verma and interacted with the 21 inmates "Though the high court had ordered ashram’s lawyer to provide addresses of eight ashrams in Delhi the details were not provided The DCW through its own sources ascertained the address of the Ashram at Mohan Garden" said a DCW statement According to the DCW the girls were being kept under lock and key There were stacks of medicines and no registers were maintained to record as to where the girls came from and for how long have they been there "It was discovered that many girls were undergoing psychological treatment and had been shifted from Vijay Vihar ashram It appeared that psychologically ill girls from Vijay Vihar Ashram were often shifted here" it added The CWC chairperson Sabrina Sabarwal reached the Ashram on Saturday morning along with DCW chairperson and passed an order to rescue five minor girls who will now be taken to a safe shelter home "Baba is operating under complete secrecy and these ashrams seem to be a den of illegal activities The CBI should urgently close down these ashrams and arrest the Baba All girls should be rescued" Maliwal said "Further CBI should also investigate the role of police and netas in the matter I am glad that rescue operations are also being undertaken in other parts of the country This Baba should be put behind bars urgently" Madhur Verma Delhi Police PRO said "We are following the Delhi High Court’s order and giving full cooperation to the committee in conducting raids across all the ashrams" Dixit is accused of exploiting women at his ashrams Earlier this week the Delhi High Court had ordered the CBI to investigate into the Rohini Ashram saying it had "no confidence in police" for not taking any action on about 10 FIRs lodged against the ashram and its members It ordered the CBI to seize all records relating to FIRs lodged and entries in the "daily diary" maintained by police in connection with alleged rape and suicides of women there The court ordered a committee which included Maliwal to conduct an inspection of the Adhyatmik Vishwavidyalaya and said this should be video-graphed It also ordered the CWC chairperson concerned along with the committee to take a step in accordance with the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act Opposition parties on Wednesday slammed the Union Budget as a "damp squib" "pro-corporate" and "hopeless" while the ruling party leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed it as "historic" and reflective of the government’s aim to boost investment and employment The Congress Samajwadi Party Trinamool Congress Janata Dal-United and Communist Party of India-Marxist were among the parties which criticised the budget presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the Lok Sabha In his reaction to the budget Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that maximum emphasis has been given to farmers villages poor dalit and the underprivileged sections of the society "This budget is associated with our aspirations our dreams and in a way depicts our future This is the future of our new generation the future of our farmers When I say future it has a meaning in each of its letters" Modi said Expanding on the word "Future" he said `F’ stands for the farmer `U’ for Underprivileged `T’ for Transparency and Technology Upgradation `U’ for Urban Rejuvenation `R’ for Rural Development and `E’ for Employment Entrepreneurship and Enhancement He said the budget will give new strength to the economy and reflects commitment to eliminate corruption and black money Representational image Reuters Modi said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and his team deserve praise for the "historic budget" Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi told reporters outside Parliament that the budget did not address key issues like job creation and agrarian distress "We were expecting fireworks instead got a damp squib The budget lacked vision" Gandhi said "The shock that this government gave through demonetisation the expectation was the government will do something for the poor farmers the unemployed But there is no clear vision He (Jaitley) did a lot of sher-o-shayari gave a good speech but there is no basis" Gandhi added West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee said the budget lacked any direction "The budget is clueless useless baseless missionless actionless and heartless No roadmap for the country or the future from a government that has lost all its credibility" she said in a tweet "The budget is misleading full of jugglery of numbers and hollow words which mean nothing" she added Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said in Patna that the budget has disappointed the people "There is nothing in it that could speed up growth and development in the country It is not going to help the common people farmers and the youth" he said Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad said the budget was anti-poor anti-farmer and anti-youth "Why has the central government failed to inform how much employment it provided to youth last year" he asked CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury said the budget will burden the common man "We are calling it a contractionary budget as opposed to an expansionary budget as it is not expanding domestic demand There is decline in revenue expenditure no employment generation and it is seeking to hike indirect taxes which will burden the common man" he said Communist Party of India said that Jaitley failed to present any proposal to recover Non-Performing Assets (NPAs) "The Union Budget including the Railway Budget contains nothing concrete for the common people and its (the government’s) real patrons the corporate houses will be given all facilities and concessions" the party said in a statement Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agrawal said the budget will not help in curbing corruption "It’s a hopeless budget It has nothing for farmers It does not talk about jobs for the unemployed" Agarwal told IANS Another party leader Dimple Yadav who is wife of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav termed the budget as "directionless" and said that it neglected the farmers and women Lauding the budget BJP president Amit Shah said Modi has fulfilled his promise of bringing in transparency in politics by reducing cash donation to political parties to Rs 2000 "Cash donation to political parties has been reduced to Rs 2000 from Rs 20000 This is the beginning of a new era" he said He said the budget was women-friendly and poor-friendly and had several measures for benefit of the farmers Union ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad and Suresh Prabhu were among those who hailed the union budget Ali Anwar’s revolt against Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar’s recent somersault has raised fresh questions about the direction Pasmanda (backward) Muslim politics will take in Bihar Anwar the second-term Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament on the JD(U) ticket is the most visible face of the backward Muslim movement not only in Bihar but in the entire country Anwar struck the first signs of dissent within the JD(U) against Nitish Kumar’s decision to jettison RJD and embrace the BJP to form a government in Bihar Just hours before Nitish Kumar was sworn-in as chief minister with BJP’s support he said: “Nitish Kumar has joined hands with the BJP after listening to his conscience However my conscience does not allow me to endorse his decision” The mild-mannered Anwar did not elaborate on his plans He merely said that he would put his viewpoint in the appropriate party forum But the very fact that he went public with his discordant note suggests that he was under immediate pressure from his constituents to distance himself from Nitish Kumar’s opportunistic move Anwar was a journalist with Hindi and Urdu newspapers in Patna (many of his writings were translated and published by the English newspapers as well) before he pioneered the Pasmanda Muslim movement in the late 1990s That was a period — in the aftermath of the Mandal agitation — when backward castes had moved from being a larger social community into the reigning political force in major Hindi heartland states Backward caste leaders like Lalu Prasad Yadav had then captured political power dethroning the upper caste leaders who ruled for decades after independence File image of Nitish Kumar AFP However this backward caste upsurge was confined to the Hindus; there were no signs of similar upheaval in the Muslim community Of course the traditional Muslim leaders had tried to perpetuate the myth that Islam did not brook any caste division But the myth of a casteless Muslim community had been busted by Professor Imtiaz Ahmad of the JNU whose seminal work Caste and Social Stratification among the Muslims had been internationally acclaimed as a scholarly work way back in the 1970s But the Muslim leadership patronised by the likes of Lalu Yadav belonged to the traditional upper caste among the Muslims and relentlessly opposed any special considerations for the backward Muslims The Muslims in Bihar constitute almost 17 percent of the population; and the Pasmanda documents tell us that more than 80 percent of the Muslims are the descendents of middle and lower caste Hindus who had converted to Islam in different phases of history However most of the prize positions given to the Muslim community had been appropriated by the upper caste Muslims This had been the practice when the upper caste Hindus held the reins of power during the Congress regime; but the practice continued even after the backward caste Hindus came to power in a state like Bihar Lalu Yadav became the chief minister in 1990 in the aftermath of the implementation of the Mandal legislation by the VP Singh government In the next five years he shook up the social and political establishment by reinforcing the dominance of the backward castes in every sphere of the society But the Muslims were largely left out of this process of churning Take the case of 1995 Bihar assembly election: There were 23 elected Muslim MLAs out of which 17 (almost 75 percent) belonged to the upper castes The Bihar Assembly in the year 2000 did not see much of a difference: The count of the backward Muslims in fact came down further to barely 22 percent That was the time when the Backward Muslim Movement began There were two pioneers of this movement in Bihar: one was Ajaz Ali who founded All India Backward Muslim Morcha (AIBMM) He stridently advocated that “Dalit descendents” of the Hindu community who had converted to Islam must be recognised as Scheduled Castes and given all the benefits of reservation But because of a variety of reasons including lack of political patronage the Morcha could not carry forward the movement beyond a point However Ali Anwar’s Pasmanda Muslim Mahaz (PMM) made rapid progress in mobilising the backward Muslims and providing them a political platform to assert their rights and make use of the existing provisions for their benefit It may be noted that the so-called backward Muslims had been incorporated by the Bihar government in the OBC list first in 1951 and later in 1978 and they were eligible for certain statutory benefits but most of them were unable to do so because of lack of awareness as well as education As a result the special benefits largely accrued to the upper caste Muslims The new political platform posed a fundamental challenge to the upper caste domination within the Muslim community This challenge was reflected in that famous slogan of the movement directed at the upper caste Muslims that said: “Vote hamara fatwa tumhara nahi chalega (your command for our vote will not work anymore)" Another slogan of the PMM was directed at the political leaders and parties: “Jo Pasmanda ki baat karega wahi Bihar pe raaj karega (whoever recognises the Pasmanda demand would rule over Bihar)" Lalu Yadav did not — or could not — heed this call as he was completely under the grip of the upper caste Muslims who incidentally managed to deliver the votes of lower caste Muslims to the RJD Conceding ground to Pasmandas would have alienated the powerful upper caste Muslims from Lalu Yadav Nitish Kumar who had broken away from Lalu Yadav’s RJD to form a separate party in 1994 was seeking to mobilise the extreme backward castes as a counter to Yadav-dominated outfit He found in Ali Anwar’s PMM a vehicle to break the stranglehold of Lalu Yadav on the Muslim vote bank That is why he made common cause with Anwar who in turn extended political support to Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) Nitish Kumar’s spectacular success in the October 2005 Assembly election had much to do with snatching away a sizeable section of the Muslim vote thanks to the support of the PMM A gratified Nitish Kumar acknowledged as much by sending Ali Anwar to the Rajya Sabha in 2006 Anwar’s support again proved crucial for Nitish Kumar’s party in the 2010 election That ensured his re-election to the Rajya Sabha in 2012 There is now a question mark over PMM’s – and Ali Anwar’s – support to Nitish Kumar It is difficult to believe that Nitish Kumar would be able to persuade Ali Anwar to remain in the JD(U) after this week’s developments Had there been any scope of continued loyalty to the party and leader the usually non-controversial Anwar would not have gone public with his differences It is clear that the strong feelings of his constituents made him take that public stand Of course questions will be raised as to why he had associated himself with Nitish Kumar when he had an alliance with the BJP for several years if he finds it unacceptable now Ali Anwar was asked that question in 2005 itself His answer then was: "There is no BJP government at the Centre So the BJP or its associates cannot do in Bihar what they did in Gujarat” That explains Anwar’s revolt earlier this week By: Reuters | Berlin | Published: August 10 2017 6:59 pm The Games return to the country next year for the first time since the 1988 summer Olympics in Seoul (Source: AP) Top News The International Olympic Committee said on Thursday it was “closely monitoring” rising tensions on the Korean peninsula less than 200 days before the 2018 Winter Olympics are set to begin in South Korea’s Pyeongchang The Games return to the country next year for the first time since the 1988 summer Olympics in Seoul But what would be the first winter Games in Asia outside Japan and the first of three consecutive Olympics on the continent risk being overshadowed by the mounting crisis involving North Korea The reclusive North’s apparent progress in developing nuclear weapons and missiles capable of hitting the US mainland led to a war of words this week between the two countries unnerving regional powers President Donald Trump said the United States would respond with “fire and fury” if North Korea threatened it North Korea dismissed the warnings and outlined detailed plans for a missile strike near the US Pacific territory of Guam Experts in South Korea said the plans for an attack around Guam ratcheted up risks significantly since Washington was likely to view any missile aimed at its territory as a provocation even if it were launched as a test “We are monitoring the situation on the Korean peninsula and the region very closely” an IOC spokesperson said “The IOC is keeping itself informed about the developments We continue working with the organising committee on the preparations of these Games which continue to be on track” South Korea had failed twice to land the winter Olympics of 2010 and 2014 but succeeded in getting the nod in 2011 for the 2018 edition which is scheduled for Feb 9-25 South Korean President Moon Jae-in said last month the North will be given until the last minute to decide whether it will take part in the Olympics He wants to get North Korea involved even though none of its athletes have met the qualification standards His proposal for a unified team has already been turned down by a top North Korean sports official as unrealistic in the current political climate For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: July 4 2015 12:00 am The Narendra Modi government has taken a significant step towards ending the monopoly of APMCs through the proposed creation of an online National Agriculture Market (NAM) platform Related News In China economic reforms started with agriculture industry came later while financial sector liberalisation is still a work in progress It’s been quite the opposite in India where the best proof of reforms completely bypassing the farm sector are the agricultural produce marketing committees or APMCs Most crops produced by farmers today barring milk and sugarcane can be sold only in market yards (mandis) controlled by these institutions Moreover food processors or retailers cannot buy directly from the mandis; for that one needs a licence from the APMC that is seldom granted or itself sells at a premium Also the licence for one mandi does not entitle the holder to trade in another mandi even if both are in the same state And every purchase compulsorily made through the mandis attracts fees payable both to the APMC and the authorised commission agent or arhatiya facilitating the transaction The Narendra Modi government has taken a significant step towards ending the monopoly of APMCs through the proposed creation of an online National Agriculture Market (NAM) platform This would be a virtual marketplace allowing farmers to offer their crop to buyers anywhere in the country as opposed to only traders and arhatiyas at the local mandi Millers retailers or traders sitting in other states can likewise use the platform to bid for produce normally brought to mandis where they have no operating licence The NAM trading portal thus expands the universe of buyers for farmers while giving processors the option of sourcing produce directly rather than going through licensed traders in the particular APMC jurisdictions Interestingly the APMC will continue to collect fees on each transaction even when it is online The only justification for such a levy — in return for providing a trading platform and facilities for loading unloading grading or weighing — does not exist in this case If despite that the requirement of buyers having to pay APMC charges is being retained it only points to the Centre not wanting to excessively ruffle feathers Market fees are ultimately also a revenue source for state governments though technically the proceeds are supposed to meet the operational and infrastructure development needs of the mandis concerned Yet the very move to create an alternative pan-Indian electronic trading portal for primary agricultural produce can be a potential gamechanger As farmers and producers organisations start to realise the benefits of supplying directly to large processors or retailers — including new-age online grocers — state governments are bound to come under political pressure to dismantle the monopoly enjoyed by APMCs The latter will then have to shape up to survive — by offering superior infrastructure and services that will attract farmers and buyers And that’s what competition is all about For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express AppBy: IANS | Washington | Published: January 9 2017 4:36 pm Monster black holes sometimes lurk behind gas and dust hiding from the gaze of most telescopes (Picture for representation) Related News Using data from NASA’s NuSTAR (Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array) a team of researchers has detected two hidden gas-enshrouded supermassive black holes located at the centres of nearby galaxies? and in the 56th minute,senior officials decided that Sarkar’s speech was against the broadcast code. we have not recovered any property from him yet. 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