The Asian Age – Editor, TV channel head arrested over defamatory content against Adityanath

During a debate on the channel on June 6, a woman had allegedly made defamatory statements against Adityanath, the police said.

Noida – UP – India, 09 June 2019, The head of a private television news channel and its editor were arrested here Saturday for allegedly broadcasting defamatory content against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, police said.

During a debate on the channel on 06 June, a woman had allegedly made defamatory statements against Adityanath, the police said.

Workers affiliated to a political party had approached the police with a complaint against the news channel for broadcasting the claims of the woman without verifying facts, a senior official said.

“This could have led to a possible law and order situation,” Senior Superintendent of Police, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Vaibhav Krishna said. During probe it was also found that the channel did not have any requisite licence to operate, he said.

An additional complaint over the illegal operation of the channel was made by district additional director, information, at Phase 3 police station following which an FIR under IPC sections 420 (fraud), 467 (forgery of documents) and related offences was registered, the officer said.

“They have been arrested on both counts for the defamatory content as well as illegal operation of the channel,” Krishna told PTI. The channel’s version was not immediately available. – 06 June is the day of resistance, not black day: Dal Khalsa to Akal Takht Jathedar

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Chandigarh – Panjab – India, 08 June 2019. In a clear snub to SGPC appointed acting jathedar of Akal Takht Giani Harpreet Singh for terming June 6 as black day, the Dal Khalsa said in reality it was the day of resistance that shook Sikhs out of slumber and put them on the course of struggle for independence of Punjab.

On 06 June 6 1984, the then Indian government ordered its army to storm Darbar Sahib on the pretext to capture Sikh freedom fighters residing inside complex. Standing up against the attack with exemplary bravery, Sikhs fought pitched battle with Indian forces till the last breath and tasted martyrdom, said party head Harpal Singh Cheema.

“We can call 06 June as Resistance Day or Martyrs Day or Ghallughara day but not black day”, said leader of the pro-freedom group.

By terming it a black day, the Jathedar wittingly or otherwise has nullified the spirit behind the setting-up of memorial in memory of June 84 martyrs near Akal Takht, observed Cheema.

On a demand raised by Damdami Taksal with Giani Harpreet Singh to bestow the title of ‘Panth Rattan’ on Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, the Dal Khalsa leader said the previous Akal Takht Jathedar had bestowed the same title of Fakhr-e-Qaum Panth Rattan on Parkash Badal few years ago.

Martyrs of the faith don’t require any other title as Martyrdom itself is a highest title. Moreover, Akal Takht has bestowed the title of ‘great martyr’ on him.

He asserted the Martyrs Memorial dedicated to Sant Bhindranwale and his associates was the highest honor bestowed on them by the Panth.

He pointed out that Sant Bhaindranwale was a valiant warrior, who lived for Panth and died for the Panth. “Damdami Taksal should not ask for the title that has been given to a corrupt and controversial politician too,” he added.

June 6 is the day of resistance, not black day: Dal Khalsa to Akal Takht Jathedar

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Sputnik – New Delhi urges Pakistan to stop harbouring ‘elements’ indulging in ‘Anti-India Activities’

New Delhi has called on Islamabad to provide clarification on certain key issues, including the appointment of what it has described as a “controversial” individual in a committee associated with Kartarpur Corridor between Pakistan and India that is expected to provide Sikhs with visa-free passage to holy shrines.

New Delhi – India, 09 June 2019. India has demanded that Pakistan take action against the pro-Khalistani “elements” advocating the formation of a separate Sikh state in the Punjab region.

“Our stand is very clear which we have reiterated earlier also that Pakistan gives refuge to persons and groups which indulge in anti-India activities. We have said it earlier also that Pakistan should take action against them.

We expect and demand it and this is something which is as per the international norms also”, Raveesh Kumar, a spokesperson for India’s Foreign Ministry, told a briefing this week.

His remarks came as a response to a question about anti-India slogans raised in Pakistan on the 35th anniversary of Operation Blue Star, a 1984 Indian military operation against Khalistani militants in Punjab.

The comment was made on the same day as Indian media reported that pro-Khalistani activist Gopal Singh Chawla chanted anti-New Delhi slogans on the operation’s anniversary.

“From all over the world groups have come together against the massacre which took place on 06 June 1984, the people who lost their lives from the Sikh community. On that day, the cruel Indian government attacked the Golden Temple. And we want to tell the cruel Indian government, we want to say that the way Indira died, the way we punished Indira, we will punish others.

We will make a Khalistan. And we people from the Sikh community also promise that, till India will not stop their cruelties on Sikhs, we will also not stop”, Republic TV cited him as saying.

Kumar as well reiterated what Indian officials have previously said: they objected to Chawla’s becoming a member of the Kartarpur Corridor committee, which seeks to implement an ambitious project and create a border corridor between India and Pakistan, linking the Sikh shrines of Dera Baba Nanak Sahib, which is located in India’s part of Punjab, and Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur, situated in Pakistan-administered Punjab.

“We have shared our concerns. First thing is that we remain committed to realising the long pending demand of the Indian pilgrims to visit the holy Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib. We want them to visit in a safe, secure and easy manner but you are also aware that we have shared our concerns and sought clarifications and reports that controversial elements have been appointed by Pakistan to a committee associated with this project”, Kumar said.

The corridor is expected to open to pilgrims in November to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Sikhism’s founder Guru Nanak Dev.

The Hindu – Praveen Chatur, alleged biker in Kalburgi case, is witness in Gauri Lankesh murder

He was arrested earlier this year for petrol bomb attack on theatre screening Padmavat in Belagavi

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Bengaluru – Karnataka – India, 08 June 2019.

Praveen Chatur, listed as witness in the Gauri Lankesh murder case, is now allegedly the biker who ferried the killer to scholar M.M. Kalburgi’s residence on the fateful day. The 27-year-old resident of Belagavi was arrested by SIT recently.

Chatur was arrested earlier this year for his role in a petrol bomb attack on a theatre screening Padmavat in Belagavi in January 2018.

The interrogation of Amol Kale, the alleged kingpin of the gang that killed four rationalists and writers including Kalburgi and Gauri Lankesh, gave the SIT sleuths a key lead on the identity of the biker, pointing them towards Chatur.

This was later confirmed by his close resemblance to eyewitness accounts.

Match with sketch

“A sketch prepared by inputs from an eyewitness resembles Chatur and the witness was positive about the identity,” a senior official said. Though earlier Amit Baddi from Hubballi, a friend of the alleged shooter Ganesh Myskin, was suspected to be the biker, he did not resemble eyewitness descriptions. This pushed the SIT to reprobe the issue.

“Chatur’s name first came up during the interrogation of Sharad Kalaskar, who was based out of Belagavi from 2015-17, and Bharat Kurne, a resident of Belagavi. He along with three others were questioned and since there was no direct role in the murder of Gauri Lankesh, he was made a witness,” explained a senior official.

In his statement, Chatur recounted how he was recruited into the “unnamed gang” and attended at least two training camps in Jalna, Maharashtra, and Mangaluru. He also spoke of a conspiracy hatched by Kalaskar and Kale to attack theatres screening Padmavat.

Chatur was a regular at the meetings of Maharshtra-based right-wing organisation Shiv Pratishthan Hindustan and was taken into the gang by Manohar Edave, a recruiter, SIT sleuths said. The Mangaluru training camp was held a few weeks before the murder of Kalburgi and he was given arms’ training, probe has now revealed.

Attack on theatre

A bike-borne duo hurled two petrol bombs into the compound of Prakash Theatre in Khade Bazar, Belagavi, screening Padmavat on the night of January 25, 2018. No one was injured. The Belagavi city police had arrested three persons in the case.

However, statements by Kalaskar, who confessed to his role in the attack, and Chatur had brought forth new information, which prompted the Belagavi city police to reinvestigate. The probe revealed that contrary to his claims, Chatur played a key role in the theatre attack case and was arrested along with six others in January 2019.

Sudhanva Gondhalekar, Kalaskar and Kurne (key accused in the Gauri Lankesh case), besides Sunil Maruti Patil, Raman Achrekar and Parashuram Kakatkar (all recruited into the gang) were the other arrested.

This was the second instance where a person linked to the “gang” was treated as a witness by SIT and later turned out to be a key accused in the murders.

SIT had recorded the statement of H.L. Suresh, a teacher in whose house Kale and his associates stayed before the murder of Gauri Lankesh, as a witness only to later realise that Suresh was a key member of the gang and allegedly destroyed evidence.