‘Fear of violence not unfounded’: Supreme Court red-flags BJP rath yatra in Bengal

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The BJP’s plan to hold a rath yatra in West Bengal suffered a setback on Tuesday with the Supreme Court refusing to interfere with the Mamata Banerjee government’s decision to ban it.

A Supreme Court bench led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi said that apprehension of violence by the state government was not unfounded.

The court told the BJP to seek fresh approval from authorities and asked the Trinamool Congress government in the state to decide on BJP’s application keeping in mind the fundamental right of speech and expression.

The apex court was hearing a petition of the BJP challenging an order of the division bench of the Calcutta High Court, which had set aside a ruling of a single-judge bench allowing the procession.

In its last hearing, a bench of justices LN Rao and Sanjay Kishan Kaul asked the Mamata Banerjee-led government to respond to the petition.The state government has said that allowing the rally could invite law and order problems.

In its plea, the BJP has contended that authorities cannot abridge their right and they have a duty to facilitate them in exercising their democratic right.

The BJP also offered to submit a revised plan for its ‘Save Democracy Rally’ and the apex court asked the Bengal government to give its view on the new schedule.

The BJP rally planned to cover 42 parliamentary constituencies in Bengal ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

As per the original schedule, BJP president Amit Shah was to launch the yatra from Cooch Behar on December 7, Kakdwip in South 24 Parganas on December 9 and from Tarapith temple in Birbhum on December 14.

[“source-“hindustantimes”]

Bulandshahr Violence Updates: Killed Cop’s Family Meets Yogi Adityanath

Bulandshahr Violence Updates: Killed Cop's Family Meets Yogi Adityanath

hree days after police inspector Subodh Kumar Singh was killed by a mob protesting cow slaughter in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath met with his family.

The police officer’s wife, two sons and sister travelled from Etah to the Chief Minister’s home in Lucknow for the meeting, which took place only after massive criticism after Yogi Adityanath did not mention the murder but focused more on cow slaughter at a security review meet.

Here are the Updates of the meeting of cop’s family with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister:

Inspector General Ram Kumar said police requires evidence to act. “We can only act on evidence. We need to forensically tests. It is not clear who shot the police officer, who shot Sumit (the second man killed in mob violence),” the police officer told NDTV.

Three days after an UP inspector was murdered in mob frenzy over cow slaughter allegations, the main accused, Yogesh Raj, remains missing.
Yogesh Raj, a Bajrang Dal activist, has sent out a WhatsApp video proclaiming his innocence.
Three have been arrested. Four others arrested since the Monday incident are accused in a separate case of cow slaughter, which was filed by Yogesh.
Asked what message he would convey to the chief minister on Hindu-Muslim politics, the teen said: “Not just the chief minister, I would appeal to the entire country, please stop Hindu-Muslim violence. People get violent at the slightest provocation. People should understand and think, that they are bound by the law.”

Subodh Kumar Singh’s son put out a strong appeal against “mob culture” and “Hindu-Muslim” violence.
“Today my father has died. Tomorrow a mob could kill a top police officer. Then someday it will be a minister. Should mob-killing culture be allowed to go on like this? Absolutely not,” said Abhishek Singh, speaking to NDTV’s Ravish Kumar.
“I hope a day doesn’t come when we are killing each other within India. Then Pakistan, China or whoever…they would not have to do anything at all.”

Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh’s elder son Shrey Singh said, “The chief minister has assured us that he will remain with us in this difficult time and will ensure justice for us. He said strict action will be taken against those involved.”
Dec 06, 2018
13:29 (IST)

Uttar Pradesh State Minister Atul Garg who met the family of Subodh Kumar Singh said, “The chief minister has decided that the government will pay off Rs. 25-30 lakh loans taken by him for education and house.”
“A college will also be named after Singh to recognise and remember his courage,” he added.
Dec 06, 2018
12:51 (IST)

DGP OP Singh, who shared details of the meeting, at a media briefing informed about various relief measures that have been announced for the family of the slain official.
Mr Singh said, “It has already been said that family of the dead is being provided with a financial aid of 50 lakh rupees. Some bank loan was also taken by the family for the education of the children and the government will also take care of the same. In an informal way, we will be providing assistance to both the children of the dead for coaching. The wife of the deceased will also be provided with an extraordinary pension.”
[“source-ndtv”]

Days After Bulandshahr Violence, Yogi Adityanath Meets PM Modi In Delhi

Days After Bulandshahr Violence, Yogi Adityanath Meets PM Modi In Delhi

New Delhi: Days after the Bulandshahr violence that led to the killing of two, including one policeman, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his official home in New Delhi on Thursday.

Even though what transpired between them was not officially communicated, sources in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said the Chief Minister invited PM Modi for the “Ardh-Kumbh” to be held in Allahabad next month.

Sources also said that CM Yogi briefed PM Modi about the recent violence in Bulandshahr in which Police Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh was killed by a mob.

Earlier yesterday, family members of the killed policeman met the CM Yogi in Lucknow. Yogi Adityanath announced a compensation of Rs. 50 lakh to the family and assured them justice in the case.

Yogi Adityanath has promised education loans and a government job to one of the family members of the Bulandshahr violence victim.

 

The policeman was hit by a stone and was then shot dead in a violence on December 3 that erupted after cow vigilantes blocked a main road alleging cow slaughter.

[“source-ndtv”]