In Kashi, VHP, Bajrang Dal seek death penalty for Udaipur killers
Social workers, activists of Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal staged a demonstration against the gruesome killing of Kanhaiya Lal, the tailor in Udaipur and sought death penalty for the accused, who have been arrested.
Bajrang Dal and VHP activists staged a sit-in at the district headquarters and later also marched till the Commissionerate auditorium seeking dismissal of Rajasthan government.
“Those who killed Kanhaiya must be hanged,” they shouted and handed over a memorandum addressed to the governor through additional municipal magistrate IV.
BJP workers led by party’s Kashi region OBC vice president Anoop Jaiswal paid tribute to Kanhaiya at Azad Park, Varanasi.
BJP workers like Dr Dohan Lal Arya demanded a monetary assistance of ₹1 crore to Kanhaiya’s family and government job to his wife.
Many social workers carried placards in their hands demanding strict punishment for supporters and sympathisers of the accused.
Nazneen Ansari said both the accused should be given death sentence.
Mohd Azharuddin, the east U.P. convener of Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM) said that the “Udaipur incident has shaken the civilized society. The accused deserve death penalty,” said Mohd Azharuddin, the east U.P. convener of Muslim Rashtriya Manch.
BJP worker Ashwani Pandey sought strongest said no amount of condemnation would suffice for the heinous crime, while VHP and social workers associated with Muslim Mahila Foundation, Vishal Bharat Sansthan and MRM too joined the sit-in, at Subhash Bhavan, Lamahi against the Udaipur killing.
National president of Vishal Bharat Sansthan, Dr Rajiv Shreeguruji and Nazneen Ansari of Muslim Mahila Foundation too protested against the killing.
The BJP workers, including Dinesh Kalra, Corporator Madan Dubey, Satish Verma, Vinay Jaiswal, Shankar Sahu, Chhedilal Verma, Lalji Gupta, Bhaskar Pandey, Satyaprakash Arya, Manish Gupta, Amar Agrahari, Mithai Lal Yadav , Shravan Gupta, Pradeep Jaiswal, Dharmendra Gupta, Vinod Gupta, Yuvraj Sahu, Mohit Shukla, and Dharamchand paid tributes to Kanhaiya Lal and observed two-minute silence in his memory.
An alert patrolman averted an accident by stopping a locomotive along the Mumbai-Pune rail route as it was approaching a fallen boulder on the track in the early hours of Friday. Rail services on the route that had to be temporarily halted but it was restored by 8:15am on Friday morning. Patrolman Motiram Lodhi who was on duty at that time, immediately stopped the approaching locomotive and informed his seniors about the incident.
A 23-year-old woman from Karnataka's Ballari named Vidyasri B has sent 900 rakhis to army personnel stationed at external borders on Raksha Bandhan, The Times of India reported. Vidya reportedly sent these rakhis through an army organisation in Bengaluru, Yodha Namana. Out of 900 rakhis, 300 were sent to soldiers at the Wagah border, 300 to soldiers at the Assam border and 300 to the Border Security Force personnel in Haryana, said the report.
The Shiv Sena on Friday slammed Maharashtra's Eknath Shinde-led government for exonerating Bharatiya Janata Party leader Kirit Somaiya in a case related to alleged misappropriation of funds raised to save decommissioned aircraft carrier INS Vikrant from getting scrapped. An editorial in Sena's mouthpiece Saamana said that after Shinde, who became the chief minister with BJP's help after rebelling against Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, came to power all “scamsters are having a free run”.
In a tragic incident, at least five persons died while four others were hospitalised after consuming spurious liquor in Bihar's Saran district on Friday. Mohammad Alauddin Khan (resident of Audha village), Kameshwar Mahto alias Loha, Ramjeevan alias Rajendra Ram, Rohit Singh and Papu Singh (Bhuwalpur village) died after consuming the poisonous liquor. Four others namely—Ramnath Mahto, Lalbabu Shah, Shankar Rai and Hira Rai are undergoing treatment in the hospital.
Karnataka Police on Friday said that more than 25 people were taken into custody in Hulihyder village, in connection with a clash that broke out between two communities in the Koppal district on Muharram. Superintendent of Police, Arunagshu Giri, Koppal said, "We have deployed the police and have asked to impose Section 144 in the area for seven days."