(Mumbai) Thackeray Withdraws Cases Against Aarey Society Activists
Cases registered against green activists who tried to stop felling of trees in Mumbai’s Aarey Colony will be withdrawn, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray announced on Sunday night.
Cases were registered after clashes broke out between the police and green activists opposing axing of trees by the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (MMRCL) in Aarey Colony early October for construction of a metro car shed for the Metro-3 line.
The CM reiterated that he was not stopping any metro project in Mumbai.
Police had booked at least 38 protesters under IPC sections 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharging duty), 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from duty) and 143 (unlawful assembly).
Of them, 29 protesters, including six women, were arrested when some of them allegedly tried to obstruct the police personnel at Aarey from discharging their duty and manhandling them.
A sessions court had on October 6 granted conditional bail to 29 protesters.
(Chd,Pb)High Court of Pb&Hary Gets 6 Additional Judges
Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice Ravi Shanker Jha on Thursday administered the oath of office to six additional judges.
Those who were sworn in as additional judges of the high court are
Justice Ashok Kumar Verma,
Justice Sant Parkash,
Justice Meenakshi I Mehta,
Justice Karamjit Singh,
Justice Vivek Puri and
Justice Archana Puri,
Justices Vivek Puri and Archana Puri are a couple and it was a rare occasion when a husband and a wife were administered the oath together.
(Lucknow, UP) Decisions which bridges the gap, makes people a better human being,” :Akhilesh Yadav
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav has avoided a direct comment on the Supreme Court’s verdict on the Ayodhya dispute and used poetry to react to the decision.
“Jo faisley faslon ko ghatatey hain, woh insaan ko behtar insaan banate hain (The decisions which bridges the gap, makes people a better human being,” Yadav tweeted in Hindi.
The Samajwadi Party leader’s comments assume significance as it was his father and then chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav who had ordered the Uttar Pradesh police to open fire at karsevaks gathered in Ayodhya on October 30, 1990.
The Supreme Court, in a unanimous verdict earlier on Saturday, cleared the way for the construction of a Ram temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya and directed the Centre to allot a five-acre plot to the Sunni Waqf Board for building a mosque.
(पंचकूला)गुरमीत राम रहीम की दत्तक पुत्री हनीप्रीत इन्सां को मिली जमानत
पंचकूला की एक अदालत ने 2017 में हिंसा के एक मामले में डेरा सच्चा सौदा प्रमुख गुरमीत राम रहीम की अम्बाला जेल में बंद दत्तक पुत्री हनीप्रीत इन्सां को बुधवार को एक लाख ₹ के मुचलके पर जमानत दे दी।
पिछले शनिवार को यहां एक अन्य अदालत ने हिंसा के संबंध में उसके खिलाफ राजद्रोह के आरोप भी हटा दिए थे।
गौरतलब है कि डेरा प्रमुख को बलात्कार के मामलों में दोषी ठहराने के बाद हुई हिंसा में 30 से अधिक लोगों की मौत हो गयी थी और 200 से अधिक लोग घायल हो गए थे।