The Statesman – Congress Leader wants Rahul Gandhi to expel Mani Shankar Aiyar over Pakistan remark

New Delhi-India, 13 February 2018. Suspended Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar has landed himself in hot waters yet again by reportedly saying that while most political parties in Pakistan want cordial relations with India, those in India are “still caught in a partially 1947 situation”.

“All political parties except the Jamaat-e-Islami say they want peace with India. Now this change in mindset that is taking place in Pakistan is not reflected in India,” NDTV quoted Mr Aiyar as saying in Karachi.

Agitated Congress leader Hanumantha Rao has informed that he will write to Congress president Rahul Gandhi requesting him to expel Aiyar.

“Mani Shankar Aiyar should stop giving such remarks, he has already been suspended. He should stay quiet,” the former lawmaker Rao told news agency ANI.

“I am writing to Rahul Gandhi ji asking him to expel Aiyar from the party,” he added.

Aiyar was suspended by the party in December 2017 after his “neech” slur against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


The Tribune – Manjit Singh GK takes on CM over ‘clean chit’ to Rajiv Gandhi in ’84 riots

Tribune News Service

New Delhi-India, 12 February 2018. A day after CM Amarinder Singh claimed that Rajiv Gandhi was in West Bengal when the 1984 riots broke out, Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) president Manjit Singh Greater Kailash today asked the CM to examine the facts before giving the “clean chit” to the former Prime Minister.

The CM had yesterday accused SAD leaders of resorting to desperate measures to malign Rajiv.

The DSGMC chief said Amarinder Singh either did not want to speak the truth or had been directed by the Gandhi family to issue a wrong statement.

He said former President Pranab Mukherjee’s book ‘The Turbulent Years’ had given details of Rajiv’s whereabouts on October 31, 1984. Manjit Singh GK said Rajiv was informed through a police wireless message at 9:30 am about the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi when he was in Contai (West Bengal).

At that time, Cabinet Ministers Pranab Mukherjee and Ghani Khan Chaudhary were with Rajiv. Mukherjee wrote that he had directed senior police officers to bring a special aircraft from New Delhi.

Rajiv, Mukherjee and Ghani Khan reached Kolghat, covering a distance of 100 km by road, from where they departed for Kolkata in a chopper. About 1 pm, Rajiv and his colleagues had left for Delhi in a special aircraft of Indian Airlines, Manjit Singh GK said, quoting the book.

Then President Giani Zail Singh, who was on an official tour to Oman, had returned by 4 pm that day, the SAD leader said.

Manjit Singh GK stated that after being elevated as Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi and ministers Mukherjee, P Shivshankar, P V Narasimha Rao and Buta Singh had called a meeting and directed that Indira’s body would be kept for three days at Teen Murti Bhawan.

The DSGMC chief asked Amarinder Singh to wait for the truth to surface before questioning the SAD’s demand for an inquiry into the Gandhi family’s alleged involvement in the riots.

Den Haag Leeghwaterplein and Van der Kunststraat

Den Haag Leeghwaterplein
26 December 2017

HTM Avenio Tram 11 to Scheveningen Haven / Strand

Van der Kunststraat
26 December 2017

Foundations of Mandir / Mandir under construction / Gurdwara

I heard that these are the foundations for a ISKCON mandir, which might not be built

This mandir (under construction) is meant to be a Hindoestani (Surinam) place of worship, but there is/was a conflict in the community, which caused delay

Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha
1e Van der Kunstraat 79-81
2521 BY Den Haag

I have no problem with a gurdwara next to Hindu mandirs, but there was quite a bit of unfortunate publicity about it, which was not sufficiently countermanded by the Gurdwara.

The local radio / tv organisation published on its site :  
Groot hindoetempelpark
Clubbing the Gurdwara together with the mandirs as Hindoe tempels

Man in Blue

NDTV – Congress leader Jagdish Tytler threatens to file Criminal Defamation on ‘sting’ video

A Sikh organisation recently released a video claiming was of a sting on Mr Tytler in which he had allegedly said that he was involved in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots

New Delhi-India, 14 February 2018. Alleging that that the purported sting video linking him to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots was morphed, Congress leader Jagdish Tytler Tuesday threatened to file a criminal defamation case against those behind it.

Mr Tytler, who submitted a memorandum to the Home Ministry, said that he has registered a police complaint over putting of his images in the “doctored” video.

The Congress leader claimed he has carried out an “independent” inquiry through a reputed forensic laboratory which has come to the “conclusion” that the video was “doctored” and tampered images were allegedly incorporated in it.

“It was a morphed video. I will file a criminal defamation case against those who were involved in making the video,” he told reporters.

A Sikh organisation recently released a video claiming was of a sting on Mr Tytler in which he had allegedly said that he was involved in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

A delegation of the Shiromani Akali Dal last week had met Home Minister Rajnath Singh seeking the arrest of the Congress leader and investigation into the matter.

The BJP has already filed a complaint with the police demanding the arrest of Tytler.

The Hindu – One arrest so far in Uttar Pradesh student’s murder

He was beaten to death at a restaurant

Omar Rashid

Lucknow-UP-India, 12 February 2018. One person was arrested on Sunday in connection with the murder of a Dalit law student who was beaten to death by three persons after a minor argument at a restaurant in Allahabad.

The matter came to light after a video of the incident was circulated on social media. The victim was identified as Dileep Saroj, a second-year LLB student in Allahabad Degree College.

The incident took place on Friday night when Dileep had gone to a restaurant in Katra Bazaar for dinner with three friends. Police said Dileep had an argument with three persons who thrashed him.

Senior Superintendent of Police (Allahabad) Akash Kulhary in his report said Dileep received “serious injuries to his head” and died in the ICU of a hospital on Sunday. Police have identified Vijay Shankar Singh of Sultanpur as the main accused in the case. He is posted as a TTE in the Indian Railways.

Police have arrested Munna Singh Chauhan, a waiter at the hotel, based on CCTV footage. Many others are being questioned, while three constables have been suspended for dereliction to duty.

Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati described the incident as “brutal” and said the entire Dalit community was hurt and worried by the murder.