The News – IHC rules US diplomat Colonel Hall doesn’t have ‘absolute immunity’

Islamabad – Islamabad Capital Territory – Pakistan, 11 May 2018. The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday directed the interior ministry to decide on placing the name of US diplomat Colonel Joseph Emanuel Hall, Defense and Air Attache, on Exit Control List (ECL) within two weeks.

Justice Amir Farooq of IHC court issued this order on a petition filed by father of victim Ateeq Baig, who was killed after US diplomat’s car hit his motorcycle in federal capital on April 07.

The IHC ruled that US diplomat Colonel Joseph Emmanuel Hall, who was involved in the traffic accident that led to the death of Ateeq does not have ‘absolute diplomatic immunity’.

The court had reserved the verdict on Monday.

The CCTV footage of the incident indicates that the white Land Cruiser jumped the red light and hit the motorbike being driven by Muhammad Ateeq while Raheel Ahmed was on the back seat.

The accident resulted in Ateeq’s death on the spot while Raheel Ahmed sustained serious injuries.

https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/315467-ihc-rules-us-diplomat-col-joseph-doesnt-have-absolute-immunity

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The Tribune – Assault case: Jathedar in dilemma over action

Tribune News Service

Amritsar – Panjab – India, 11 May 2018. Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh is caught in a difficult situation on the issue of attack on Bhai Amrik Singh Chandigarh at Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Southhall (UK), on May 8.

The SGPC, the SAD (Delhi) and the Panthic Talmel Sangathan have shown solidarity with Bhai Amrik Singh and sought action against the gurdwara management. The Damdami Taksal, on the other hand, has sought action against the Sikh preacher for allegedly distorting “gurbani”.

A delegation of Damdami Taksal Jatha (Bhindranwale Mehta) approached Akal Takht to demand action against Bhai Amrik Singh.

A day after the UK gurdwara incident, SGPC president Gobind Singh Longowal had condemned it. He had stated that any kind of ideological difference could be sorted out with debate and discussion.

http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/punjab/assault-case-jathedar-in-dilemma-over-action/588071.html

Gent: Profundo School Visits: Brabantdam Kerk – Kazemattenstraat Moskee

Profundo School Visits
Brabantdam Protestant Church
27 March 2018


Church organ and Huguenot cross


Listening to minister Tihamér Buzogany

Profundo School Visits
Moskee Eyüp Sultan Camii
Kazemattenstraat
27 March 2018


Prayer Hall


Demir Ali Kose leading the way till the upstairs prayer hall


Upstairs Prayer Hall


Upstairs Prayer Hall

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Sikh Federation – British Indians revive action over tricolour desecration in UK

Posted to Sikh News Discussion

London – UK, 12 May 2018. The Sikh Federation (UK) has written to the PTI journalist and shared a letter to the Hindu Forum of Britain (HFB) that has asked them not to spread untruths and make an apology.

The Sikh Federation (UK) will issue a press release on Sunday before the meeting arranged by Virendra Sharma MP in Parliament and the handing of so-called photographic and video evidence to 10 Downing Street on Monday.

The press release will also deal with the farcical suggestion or threat that India may take the UK to the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

British Indians revive action over tricolour desecration in UK

The New Indian Express – The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) had said the Indian government was “deeply anguished” over the incident.

London – UK, 11 May 2018. Indian community groups here plan to reach out directly to British Prime Minister Theresa May for action within three weeks against protestors responsible for the desecration of India’s national flag during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s UK visit last month.

On April 18, during the bilateral leg of Modi’s visit to the UK, some protesters at Parliament Square turned aggressive during which the Indian Tricolour was torn down from one of the official flagpoles set up for all 53 Commonwealth countries to mark the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) and ripped up by some protesters.

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) had said the Indian government was “deeply anguished” over the incident.

“We expect action, including legal action, against the people involved in the incident and also people responsible for instigating the incident,” an MEA spokesperson said at the time.

The Scotland Yard had registered a case of assault in relation to the incident and continues to investigate.

“We received an allegation of assault on April 19 relating to an incident in Parliament Square on April 18.

No arrests

Enquiries continue,” a Metropolitan Police spokesperson said.

Meanwhile, an online petition on change.org website launched by the Friends of India Society International (FISI) in UK demanding action against the “culprits who brought down Indian flag and torn under the watchful eyes of British police” has attracted nearly 22,000 of the 25,000 target signatures.

“We are preparing a detailed presentation, including all the evidence gathered from social media and other sources, and will be handing it over for the Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street on Monday,” said Pravin Patel, of the Sardar Patel Memorial Society.

His group has found the backing of a senior Indian Supreme Court advocate, E V Venugopal, who has set a timeline of three weeks for the British government to take decisive action after which he plans to take the matter to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) as a “crime against humanity”.

“We will knock on the doors of justice and make our representation to the British government.

We don’t ask for sympathy.

We want action against this hate crime, as per the law of the land.

The pride of my country is at stake,” Venugopal said.

Based on social media evidence, the group wants the British government to take action against the pro-Khalistani groups behind the incident.

“These Khalistani elements are encouraging terrorism on this soil.

This conspiracy of terrorist groups should be highlighted because they are waging war against India which can spill over into England as well,” added Venugopal.

The perpetrators, caught on camera with the tricolour, were pro-Khalistani demonstrators brought together with Kashmiri separatist groups under the banner of the so-called “Minorities Against Modi” group, led by Pakistani-origin peer Lord Ahmed.

A UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) spokesperson said the UK government had been in touch with the Indian High Commission soon after the incident.

“While people have the right to hold peaceful protests, we are disappointed with the action taken by a small minority in Parliament Square and contacted High Commissioner Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha as soon as we were made aware,” a spokesperson said.

A senior broadcast journalist from one of the leading Indian media channels covering the protests was also caught up in the scrum and has had her police complaint with the Met Police registered as a hate crime.

On Monday, veteran Indian-origin MP Virendra Sharma has called a meeting over the issue in a House of Commons committee room to evaluate further steps.

Venugopal and other Indian community groups are planning to join that meeting following their Downing Street visit.

“They have tried to create an atmosphere of hate in this country, which respects freedom of speech.

The use of British land by such disruptive elements should not be left unchecked because it could lead to worse scenarios and escalate further,” said Dr Anand Arya, spokesperson for the Overseas Friends of BJP (OFBJP).

The Hindu Forum of Britain (HFB), an umbrella body of over 400 Hindu organisations in the UK, has also written to the UK Home Secretary calling for action against the Lord Ahmed and Sikh Federation UK for the “hate crime” against British citizens during the protests.

The Sikh Federation, UK termed the entire incident an “over reaction” to an “impromptu removal of the Indian flag”.

http://www.newindianexpress.com/world/2018/may/11/british-indians-revive-action-over-tricolour-desecration-in-uk-1813385.html

The Hindu – Narendra Modi is Lord Ram reincarnate, says UP MLA Surendra Singh

BJP chief Amit Shah has been designated Lakshman and U.P. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Hanuman.

Ballia – UP – India, 11 May 2018. Controversial Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Surendra Singh described Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a reincarnation of Lord Ram who, along with party president Amit Shah and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, will realise the dream of Ram Rajya in the country.

The ruling party MLA felt the gods had sent Amit Shah as Lord Ram’s brother Lakshman and as Chanakya, the legendary advisor to emperor Chandragupta Maurya.

Referring to UP CM Yogi Adityanath, the Bairia MLA said, “And see the coincidence that as brahmachari Hanuman, Yogiji has also come”.

What utter nonsense !
Ram Raja is supposed to be just rule for all
Is thast what the BJP Sarkar practices ?
Man in Blue

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/narendra-modi-is-lord-ram-reincarnate-says-up-mla-surendra-singh/article23857364.ece