IAS aspirant detained over threat to kidnap Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s daughter

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A man preparing for the civil services examination has been detained for allegedly sending an email last week to Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s office threatening to kidnap the AAP leader’s daughter.

The man in his mid-twenties was detained from Uttar Pradesh and is being brought to Delhi from Rae Bareilly, a senior police officer said on the condition of anonymity. He is yet to be arrested.

The officer said the man, a graduate, has been living in Delhi for the last one-and-a-half years and preparing for the UPSC examination.

The chief minister’s office received two to three emails last Wednesday, in which the anonymous sender had threatened to kidnap and harm Kejriwal’s daughter, Harshita.

“In the email, the unknown sender has claimed that they will harm the chief minister’s daughter and have challenged him to do whatever he can do to protect her,” a senior officer had said.

A Delhi Police constable was temporarily deployed for the security of Kejriwal’s daughter and to shadow her whenever she goes out, the senior official had said on condition of anonymity.

“Despite the threat e-mails, Kejriwal or his family members did not ask for any security cover themselves. The constable assigned for Kejriwal’s daughter’s security accompanied her to her office in Gurugram on Friday. He went to the CM’s house on Saturday as well,” an officer privy to the investigation said.

Harshita, a chemical engineering graduate from Indian Institute Technology (IIT) Delhi, works for a multinational company in Gurugram.

Kejriwal has been attacked in the past. In November last year, a man had thrown chilli powder at the chief minister inside the Delhi Secretariat, one of the most protected buildings in the national capital. The incident drew condemnation from the AAP, which accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of orchestrating these attacks. The BJP denied the allegations.

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Before that, he has had ink, shoes, slippers and fists thrown at him.


Uttar Pradesh Government Want Madrassas In Mainstream Education: Minister

Uttar Pradesh Government Want Madrassas In Mainstream Education: Minister

Mumbai: The Uttar Pradesh government wants to bring madrassas into the mainstream education system, Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mohsin Raza said today.

The Uttar Pradesh minister also favoured introducing a “new dress code” for students at madrassas (Islamic schools) across the country and added that he will take up the issue with the centre.

However, Mr Raza did not elaborate on what should be the new dress code in these institutes, where students currently wear white kurta-pyjama.

He rued that no leader from his community has till date thought about standardising the madrassa system.

“Our government in Uttar Pradesh wants to bring madrassas in the mainstream education system. And why only in UP, I think all these religious institutions across the country should be brought into mainstream,” he told PTI.

Mr Raza said he intends to discuss the issue with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“I would meet Modiji in this regard and seek his advise on how we can have a formal education system in madrassas in the country. Regrettably, so far, no Muslim leader has ever thought about standardisation and formalisation of the madrassa education system,” he said.

Last month, Mr Raza had said that the Uttar Pradesh government might “soon propose a new dress code” for madrassa students.

However, Cabinet Minister for Minority Welfare, Muslim Waqf and Haj Laxmi Narayan Chaudhary had contradicted Mr Raza, saying that “the government has not formed any new policy” in this regard.

Mr Raza was in the city to take part in the ‘Kajari’ festival organised by an NGO run by Mumbai BJP leader Amarjeet Mishra.

The minister said the Yogi Adityanath government is sincerely implementing the vision of ‘sabka saath sabka vikas’ (support of all, development of all) and has made “never before provisions” to uplift minorities in the country’s most populous state.

“Around Rs. 4,000 crore was allocated for minority welfare in this year’s budget. This kind of allocation has not been done before. Besides, we have restarted disbursing education loans to minority students, a practice shunned by previous governments.

“We plan to modernise madrassas and have introduced the NCERT curriculum for them. We want to see a computer in one hand and the Koran in the other hand of madrassa students as envisioned by our prime minister,” he said.

Mr Raza, a member of the Legislative Council, said under PM Modi’s leadership, the country has embarked on the path of progress.

To a query, he sought to downplay talks about a likely alliance between the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party in Uttar Pradesh for the next Lok Sabha polls.

Such an alliance will have no impact on the BJP’s electoral prospects, the minister said.

“All opposition parties are zero. But as you know addition of only zeroes will never add up to a countable number. Modiji’s model of governance was discussed even in Pakistan. This proved Modiji is a world leader,” Mr Raza said.

He rejected the opposition’s claim of saffronisation of institutions in the state under the BJP rule.

“Even the Sun begins the day with saffron colour and ends with the same colour. This energising colour should not be confined with a particular religion,” the minister said.

Mr Raza, a former Ranji cricketer, termed incidents of violence by cow vigilantes as a “conspiracy” against the BJP by its opponents.