The Asian Age – Man lynched, three thrashed over beef-eating rumours

However, station in-charge Surat Pal said the fight started after a dispute over a seat.

New Delhi, 24 June 2017. A group of four people were thrashed in a train between Delhi and Ballabhgarh in Haryana over rumours of them eating beef. One of the victims died due injuries. The four people had come to Delhi for shopping ahead of Id and were on their way back home in Haryana.

During the incident, huge crowd present in the train, along with GRP personnel, remained mute spectators. The four were thrashed from Tughlaka-bad till Ballabgarh on a moving train.

The four men have been identified as Junaid, Hashim, Shakir Mohsin and Moin of Khandavali village in Ballabgarh. They had boarded a train from Tughlakabad in Delhi.

They were later thrown out at Asavati railway station as the train left for Mathura. They were taken to Palwal hospital, where Junaid was declared brought dead. Shakir and Hashim are still in hospital.

According to one of the injured, Mohsin, all of them had gone to Delhi for Id shopping. They boarded a passenger train. Soon other passengers started abusing them. When they resisted, they were beaten up and soon a huge crowd attacked them.

Two suspects were carrying knives with them and stabbed the four. In an attempt to save themselves, they called the police and emergency response number but to no avail.

Mohsin claimed that they tried to pull the chain to stop the train but failed. They also said GRP personnel at Ballabgarh railway station refused to help them.

Meanwhile according to Surat Pal, station in-charge, GRP Ballabhgarh, the fight started after a dispute over a seat. The crowd then passed racial slurs against them. When the four tried to de-board the train, the unruly men stopped them.

The police has taken up the case and have ordered a probe into the same didn’t allow them to de-board them at Ballabhgarh.”

Another friend, Hashim said that “We boarded the train at sadar Bazar railway station , these men entered our coach at Okhla Mandi railway station. They started calling us names said Muslims are unpatriotic and anti nationals, abused our religion, racial slurs were passed at us.

We changed our coach at Tughlakabad railway station, they again entered our coach. They threw our skull caps. The Lynch crowd chased them to a different coach and fight was not over seats.

Police has taken up the case and have ordered a probe into the same.


The Tribune – Privilege motion against Sukhbir Badal passed

Ruchika M Khanna, Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, 23 June 2017. The Vidhan Sabha today passed a privilege motion against SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal, even as Akali-BJP MLAs continued their protest against Speaker Rana KP Singh over his allegedly biased conduct yesterday.

The motion was moved by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Brahm Mohindra, alleging that Sukhbir had used derogatory language against the Speaker yesterday. It was unanimously passed by the House in the absence of all Opposition MLAs, who had walked out earlier.

Sukhbir led his MLAs to the Governor later in the evening, demanding action against the Speaker for ordering the use of force against MLAs, the tossing of turbans of Gursikh legislators and the manhandling of women MLAs by the watch and ward staff. They also handed over a memorandum to the Governor.

Short-lived bonhomie

Yesterday’s bonhomie between SAD-BJP and AAP MLAs was missing today, with Leader of the Opposition H S Phoolka calling the Akalis corrupt and Kanwar Sandhu welcoming the expose of the cable mafia. Sukhbir later said that he had taken up the case of AAP MLAs yesterday as he was upset at the use of force on elected representatives.

The alliance’s Hindu MLAs, Dr Sukhwinder Sukhi, N K Sharma, Pawan Kumar Tinu and Som Parkash, also wore turbans today.

Tinu said this was a gesture in defiance of the “anti-Sikh” Congress government.

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Protestant Rabot Kerk – United Protestant Church of Belgium

Protestant Rabot Kerk – United Protestant Church of Belgium

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Man in Blue – Canada: Palbinder Kaur Shergill is the first turbaned Sikh woman judge of provincial Supreme Court

She has represented the interests of the Canadian Sikh community in many cases, including on the right of Sikh students to wear the kirpan in schools.

Vancouver-British Columbia-Candada, 24 June 2017. Indian-origin Palbinder Kaur Shergill on Friday became the first turbaned Sikh woman judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in Canada. Canada’s Minister of Justice and Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould announced the appointment on Friday under a new judicial application process that was introduced in October last year.

Shergill has been appointed with immediate effect, as sitting Justice EA Arnold-Bailey retired on May 31. She has represented the interests of the Canadian Sikh community in many cases, including one dealing with the right of Sikh students to wear the kirpan in schools.

Welcoming the decision, World Sikh Organisation President Mukhbir Singh said, “The appointment of Justice Shergill is another milestone for the Sikh community in Canada. It is a matter of great pride that today we have the first turbaned Sikh appointed to the judiciary in Canada.”

Shergill migrated to Canada with her parents from Rurka Kalan in Jalandhar at the age of four. She grew up in Williams Lake, British Columbia, and received her law degree from the University of Saskatchewan and now lives in Surrey.

A news release by the department of justice, Canada, said that before being appointed Supreme Court justice, Shergill practised as a lawyer and mediator with her law firm. She was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2012 and is a recipient of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for Community Service.

Justice Shergill has been involved with many legal and non-legal organisations, including the Cabinet of Canadians, the Trial Lawyers Association of BC, and the Canadian Bar Association, said the news release.

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The Hindu – Brexit is an opportunity for Netherlands-India ties: Alphonsus Stoelinga

Amsterdam aspires to be India’s biggest partner in Europe

Kallol Bhattacherjee

New Delhi, 24 June 2017.  The Netherlands is aspiring to emerge as India’s biggest partner in Europe following the Brexit-related changes taking place in Europe.

Ambassador of the Netherlands Alphonsus Stoelinga said that during the working visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 27, both countries will conclude two deals on water and cultural relations and firm up cooperation for multilateral diplomacy.

“There were a lot of questions over the EU’s (European Union) future after Brexit. But now the EU is relatively better and the Eurosceptics are under control.

Prime Minister Modi will have a personal experience that post-Brexit Europe is good for India-Netherlands ties,” said Mr Stoelinga, explaining that India is the fastest-growing member among the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) countries and the Dutch remain highly interested in increasing investments into India.

“20% of India’s $ 45 billion trade with the EU passes through the Netherlands.

After Brexit, there is a good possibility that Indian investments in our country will increase and the Netherlands can possibly emerge as an alternative hub of Indian exports and capital in Europe,” said Mr. Stoelinga, speaking to a small group of journalists at his official residence.

During the visit, Prime Minister Modi will meet Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the Netherlands and will have a working lunch on 27 June. The Dutch leader will be accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Trade and Development Cooperation and other high-level officials of his team.

PM Modi will have an audience with His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Maxima.

Mr Stoelinga also indicated that his country’s support to India’s attempts for export control regimes will continue.