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Caste System Deep Rooted In Society; We Couldn’t Get Out Of The ‘Menace’ Even After 75 Yrs Of Freedom: Allahabad High Court

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Bhuvana Iyer – Mumbai Uncensored, 24th January 2022 :

“Caste system in our society is deep-rooted, we boast ourselves as an educated society but we live our lives with double standards. Even after 75 years of ndependence, we are not able to get out with this social menace,” remarked Allahabad High Court recently as it granted bail to a murder accused in connection with an alleged Honour Killing case.

The Bench of Justice Rahul Chaturvedi also observed that it is the moral duty of those sane people, who are well-off, to protect the underprivileged and downtrodden so that they feel safe, secure and comfortable.

Background of the Case:

The Court was hearing an appeal filed by one Sanni Singh [booked under Sections 302, 307, 506, 120B IPC I.P.C] who had been denied bail by the lower court.

The informant who got registered the FIR, alleged that his younger brother (Anis Kumar/Deceased), who hailed from schedule caste community and was a Gram Panchayat Adhikari, was killed by a group of 17 men in broad daylight as during his training period, he had developed some amount of intimacy with his course-mate, who hail from upper caste and later on, he had married her.

It was further alleged that since the girl’s family could not come to terms with this marriage, they, after hatching the conspiracy, killed Anis Kumar in broad daylight.

The informant also alleged that Abhishek Tiwari Vivek Tiwari and Sanni Singh (applicant) on account of their previous enmity, actively participated in this offence and thus, facilitated them to commit this cold-blooded, daylight murder of Anis Kumar.

Arguments:

The Court perused the 161 Cr.P.C. statement of the wife of the deceased and noted that she had not even whispered a single word against the applicant.

The Court further found substance in the argument posed by the counsel for the applicant and noted that neither from the applicant, nor his pointing out, the police had recovered any incriminating material.

The Counsel for the applicant argued that his case is on a better footing than that of Nalin Mishra, Ajay Mishra Abhishek Tiwari etc. who are the blood relatives of the wife of the deceased and who have already been granted bail.

Referring to the above named person, the counsel argued that they might have some motive in the commission of offence but so far as the applicant is concerned he is rank outsiders having no concerns whatsoever in the commission of the offence.

Court’s Observations:

Against this backdrop, keeping in view the nature of the offence, evidence, complicity of the accused, submissions of the counsel for the parties, taking into account the manner and mode of the offence and the period of detention already undergone, and also without expressing any opinion on merits of the case, the Court concluded that the appellant had made out a case for bail. 

However, the Court was deeply saddened when the informant in the matter complained that the widow of the deceased and his other family members were in the sun and wanted to have a safe shelter.

the Court directed the S.S.P. Gorakhpur provides necessary security to the family members of the deceased and thereafter, having periodical assessment, deploy the requisite security during the trial and take stringent action against every person who wants to take the law in his hands.

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Filmmaker Leena Manimekalai Slammed For Goddess Kali Shown Smoking In Documentary Poster, Netizens Demand Her Arrest

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Under the hashtag #arrestleenamanimekalai, a poster for a documentary movie has gone viral on the internet. Indian director Leena Manimekalai’s documentary’s poster has come under fire for “insulting” the Hindu goddess Kali. The posters which have spread outrage among the netizens, depicted the Hindu goddess Maa Kaali holding an LGBTQIA flag and smoking a cigarette on the poster. 

Siddhant Mohite, Founder of Saffron Think Tank said “How dare such people insult Hindu goddesses Maa Kaali by making such films? I demand strict action against each and every person who has been a part of this film which has been produced to create unrest amongst the Hindu Community. We demand legal action against them under section 295 A for deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs.”

More than 2 Lakh 30 thousand people have tweeted demanding action under the hashtag #ArrestLeenaManimekalai on Twitter this morning.

A twitter handle named SakshiP wrote “This is blasphemy and hurts Hindu religious sentiment. Aga Khan Museum needs to take this down immediately. 

A user tweeted, “I am shocked to see this post ! From M F Hussain to u, deriving vicarious pleasure in denigrating hindu gods and goddesses has been our motto. Please pull this down as it is offensive, disgusting and affects the sensibilities of all hindus. This is psychologically traumatic too.”

Another twitter user urged the Home Minister Amit Shah and PMO India to take appropriate action.

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Students of Churchgate’s HR college do yoga in front of iconic locations of Mumbai, bring amusement to onlookers

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Mumbai: SYNC Club of H.R. College in collaboration with Kaivalyadhama conducted a Photoshoot while doing Yoga Asanas at some of the most iconic places in Mumbai such as CSMT Selfie Point, The Asiatic Society of Mumbai, BSE (Bombay Stock Exchange) and Kala Ghoda, attracting the eyeballs of many pedestrians walking the streets. 

This activity was done to celebrate the International Day of Yoga on 21st June 2022, and was an initiative towards promoting Yoga and spreading its awareness among the masses of Mumbai. SYNC is the Fitness Club of H.R. College and aims to include yoga and all forms of fitness in one’s daily life. 

Later the students along with a certified yoga trainer from Kaivalyadhama, Anvay Dixit visited the Angel Xpress Foundation (Colaba), a Mumbai-based Non-Profit Organization working for the education of underprivileged children. The HR college students then interacted with the children in a fun way and taught them some easy-to-do yoga poses along with explaining the significance behind each Asana in one’s life. The day ended on a joyous note with sparking smiles on everyone’s faces. 

Prof. Dr. Pooja Ramchandani, Principal of H.R. college said, “The art of practicing yoga helps in controlling an individual’s mind, body and soul. It brings together physical and mental disciplines to achieve a peaceful body and mind; it helps manage stress and anxiety and keeps you relaxing. It also helps in increasing flexibility, muscle strength and body tone. Regular practice of yoga helps improve respiration, energy and vitality.”

Pictures of the students doing asanas in various locations are doing the rounds on social media, and has been applauded by many as a quirky way to promote Yoga in an always hustling city like Mumbai. 

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Qutub Minar Excavation Reports Denied By the Ministry

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Following the Gyanvapi Mosque survey reports said that the government had asked the Archaeological Survey of India to conduct excavations to ascertain the builder of the minaret.

Khushi Shah – Mumbai Uncensored, 23rd May 2022

Union Minister of Culture, GK Reddy has denied media reports that his ministry has asked the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to conduct an excavation at the Qutub Minar complex to ascertain the facts behind its origin. “No such decision has been taken,” 

After the Gyanvapi Mosque survey, a controversy erupted over Delhi’s Qutub Minar. Some believe it was erected as a tower of victory to signify the beginning of the Muslim rule in India. Others say it served as a minaret to the muezzins to call the faithful to prayer. Dharamveer Sharma, the former Regional Director of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), recently claimed that Qutub Minar was actually Surya Stambh a “sun tower” 

Dharamveer Sharma is one of the most respected archaeologists in India. He has served as Superintending Archaeologist in the Delhi division of ASI three times. As per a report in Hindi daily Jagran, he had worked extensively on the conservation of Qutub Minar and went inside the Minaret multiple times. He said he had seen Devanagari writing in the inner parts of the minaret. Every year on June 21, he takes astronomers to the complex.

History states that the Qutub Minar was built in the beginning of the 13th century by Quṭb al-Din Aibak and completed by his successor, Iltutmish. He said it was erected by Emperor Vikramaditya, not the Mughals. He presented a 20-point fact sheet to prove his theory that Qutub Minar was an observatory.

The origins of Qutab Minar are shrouded in controversy. According to certain groups, Qutub Minar was earlier a site of Hindu and Jain temples. 

Two weeks ago, members of a right-wing group recited the Hanuman Chalisa outside the Qutub Minar complex and staged a protest demanding that the iconic monument be renamed ‘Vishnu Stambha’. 

International working president of United Hindu Front, Bhagwan Goyal, alleged that the Qutub Minar is the ‘Vishnu Stambha’, which was built by the “great king Vikramaditya”. “But later, Qutubuddin Aibak claimed credit for it. There were 27 temples in the complex and those were destroyed by Aibak. Proof of all this is available as people can find idols of Hindu gods kept in the Qutub Minar complex. Our demand is that Qutub Minar should be called as Vishnu Stambha,” Culture Secretary Govind Mohan had visited the monument on Saturday and had spent over two hours at the monument along with a team of senior officials and historians to discuss aspects related to the upkeep of the Qutub Minar complex

Recently, it was reported that last month a letter was written by the National Monument Authority to the ASI on moving two idols of the Hindu deity Ganesha out of the complex, “owing to their disrespectful placement”, and the idols were relocated to Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque.National Monuments Authority chief Tarun Vijay, who is also a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party and a former member of the Rajya Sabha, had said that the placement of the idols was disrespectful. “I visited the site several times and realised that the placement of the idols is disrespectful,” he said. “They come near the feet of the mosque visitors.”Delhi court had last month directed the ASI not to remove two idols of Lord Ganesha from the Qutub Minar complex till further directions. A plea was filed in a Delhi Court against the removal of the idols by advocate Hari Shankar Jain on behalf of Jain deity Tirthankar Lord Rishabh Dev claiming that 27 temples were partly demolished by Qutubdin Aibak, a general in the army of Mohamad Gauri, and Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque was raised inside the complex by reusing the material. The court had directed the Archaeological Survey of India to maintain a status quo till further hearing of the case. It is also an established fact that Quwwat-Ul-Islam Masjid was built atop existing temples but the property was not being used for any religious purposes and no prayers were being offered here.

The court had observed that wrongs may have been committed in the past, “but such wrongs cannot be the basis for disturbing peace of our present and future”

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