Month: December 2010

Judgement convicting Binayak Sen ridiculous: Sachar (Dec 27, 2010, Indian Express)

Describing the judgement convicting rights activist Binayak Sen for sedition as ridiculous and unacceptable, former chief justice of Delhi High Court Rajender Sachar on Monday said that civil liberties of people were in danger and there is need to act now. “There can’t be a greater nonsensical judgement than this. I am ashamed belonging to …

Digvijay defends his Karkare remark again (Dec 27, 2010, Express Buzz)

Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Monday rejected the charge that he had weakened the fight against cross-border terrorism with his controversial comments on slain Maharashtra ATS chief Hemant Karkare. “Such criticism was made by those who feel hurt when the RSS name cropped up in terror activities,” the AICC general secretary told reporters after …

Sunil Joshi murder case should be handed over to a central agency: Digvijay Singh (Dec 27, 2010, DNA India)

Congress general secretary, Digvijay Singh said in Indore today that investigations into the killing of former RSS Pracharak, Sunil Joshi should be handed over to a central agency. Singh told reporters during a talk at the Devi Ahilyabai Airport here that he “suspected the role of some big people behind Joshi’s killing.” “The names in …

ATS reopens probe into Kanpur blast (Dec 28, 2010, Indian Express)

The Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) has reopened investigations into the blast in Kanpur in which two Bajrang Dal activists were killed on August 25, 2008. The decision has been taken following discussions with National Investigation Agency (NIA) officials who have promised all assistance. A team led by an Additional SP rank official has been …

Gujjar stir continues, protesters block more roads (Dec 27, 2010, Times of India)

Gujjars, on a war path over the reservation issue, laid siege to more roads, highways and rail routes and enforced shutdowns in some cities as the stand-off between the community and the Rajasthan government persisted for the 8th day today. No further talks between Gujjars, demanding five per cent quota in jobs and educational institutions, …

No appointment of Muslim academicians in last 5 yrs in MP varsities (Dec 24, 2010, Twocircles.net)

Haji Mohammad Haroon, chairman Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee’s Minority Department, has alleged that there has been deliberate negligence in selection of teaching faculty from Muslim minority community in universities of Madhya Pradesh during the last five years. Haji Haroon has urged Madhya Pradesh Governor Rameshwar Thakur, who happens to be the Chancellor of universities of …

Lawyer claims Crime Branch fabricated evidence to nail Mozawala (Dec 28, 2010, Express India)

Denying all allegations levelled by the police against Javed Mozawala, a 28-year-old visa agent from Mazgaon arrested for allegedly acting as a spy for Pakistan, his lawyer on Monday claimed the Mumbai Police Crime Branch was fabricating evidence such as photographs and documents to frame his client. The laywer claimed Mozawala was being illegaly detained …