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Merelbeke
28 March 2020


Merelbeke : Flora kerk


Gentbrugge : Station Merelbeke


Stad Gent – Merelbeke Station


Gentbrugge – Merelbeke Station


De Lijn Bus stop


De Lijn bus stop

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India Today – Amritsar temple priest repeatedly raped two women in confinement, arrested after police raid

The two victims, in a letter to Punjab State Commission for Scheduled Castes member Tarsem Singh, informed that they have been illegally confined and were being repeatedly raped by the Mahant and his men.

Manjeet Sehgal

Chandigarh – Panjab – India, 19 May 2020. Amritsar police has arrested a temple priest and his accomplice on charges of keeping two women in illegal confinement and repeatedly raping them.

The prime accused, identified as Mahant Girdhari Nath, was working as the head priest at Guru Gyan Nath Asshram Valmiki Tirath in Ramtirth Complex under Lopoke police station in Amritsar, police officials told India Today TV.

The two victims, in a letter to Punjab State Commission for Scheduled Castes member Tarsem Singh, informed that they have been illegally confined and were being repeatedly raped by the Mahant and his men.

The Lopoke Police on Monday raided the temple complex and released the victims from the ashram and arrested Mohan Girdhari Nath and his accomplice Varinder Nath. Two of his men identified as Nachattar Singh and Suraj Nath managed to escape.

“We raided the complex on the basis of a complaint filed by Tarsem Singh Sayalka and have arrested two accused. Those who are on the run will be arrested soon as police teams are raiding their possible hideouts,” DSP Atari Guru Pratap Singh said.

More details about the deeds of the rape accused priest are awaited. The police is currently interrogating Mahant Girdhari Nath and Varindernath.

https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/amritsar-temple-priest-repeatedly-raped-two-women-1679469-2020-05-19

Gentbrugge

Gentbrugge
22 March 2020


Braemstraat, bus 9 to Mariakerke Post


Gentbrugge Kouter
Sint-Simon en Sint-Judaskerk


Kerkstraat – Gentbrugge


Cyclists have the right of way on the Oude Brusselseweg

Gentbrugge
24 March 2020


Jules de Saint-Genoisstraat
Bus 20 to Groeningewijk and to Gent-Zuid


Jules de Saint-Genoisstraat
Bus 20 to Gent-Zuid

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Sikh24.com – Shift Hazoor Sahib pilgrims from Radha Soami cult to Gurdwaras

Sikh24 Editors

Chandigarh – Panjab – India, 02 May 2020. The SGPC appointed officiating Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh has slammed the Punjab government for quarantining the pilgrims returned from Takht Sri Hazoor Sahib at local branches of the Radha Soami cult.

Giani Harpreet Singh has said that quarantining pilgrims at a place adverse to their religious belief is worth hurting their religious sentiments.

“I have received complaints in this regard from all over Punjab so I ask Punjab government to immediately shift these pilgrims to the rest houses of Gurdwaras and buildings of SGPC run schools and colleges,” he said.

Shift Hazoor Sahib pilgrims from Radha Soami cult to Gurdwaras

The Indian Express – Seven Nanded pilgrims test positive at Punjab dera being used as quarantine centre where 52 were housed.

Amritsar district administration had quarantined 52 pilgrims at the Satsang Bhawan of Dera Beas at Attari.

Kamaldeep Singh Brar

Amritsar – Panjab – India, 02 May 2020. Panic gripped he local administration as three pilgrims who had returned from Nanded’s Hazoor Sahib tested positive at a quarantine centre in Attari, Amritsar, Thursday afternoon.

The district administration had quarantined 52 pilgrims at the Satsang Bhawan of Dera Beas at Attari. After three samples tested positive, the volunteers at the dera were called away, leaving the pilgrims to fend for themselves, thereby inevitably coming in contact with each other.

Though the SGPC had objected to the quarantining of pilgrims at deras, a district administration official said that deras were used for quarantine because they are located away from populated areas. The pilgrims were accommodated in a large shed which is otherwise used for religious congregation by followers of Dera Beas.

https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/chandigarh/7-nanded-pilgrims-test-positive-at-punjab-dera-being-used-as-quarantine-centre-where-52-were-housed-6389570/

The News – Renowned scholar Mufti Taqi Usmani welcomes agreement on prayers during Ramazan

Karachi – Sindh – Pakistan, 19 April 2020. Renowned religious scholar Mufti Taqi Usmani has welcomed the decision on the opening of mosques for prayers and Taraweeh during the holy month of Ramazan.

In a statement on Twitter on Sunday, Mufti Usmani said he was happy that appropriate procedure regarding mosques has been decided.

“It is now the responsibility of the mosque and its administration to make sure SOPs put in place are being followed,” he said.

His statement comes after President Arif Alvi met with ulema and announced that mosques would remain open for Taraweeh prayers and had urged citizens and religious leaders alike to exercise discipline and take precautions against the corona-virus pandemic when coming to mosques.

While speaking in Geo News programme ‘Naya Pakistan’ on Saturday Mufti Usmani said that after the code of conduct, it was the responsibility of the mosque committees and ulema to ensure its implementation in letter and spirit.

“The distance of six feet between the lines for prayers and between the namazis was discussed, however, WHO called for three feet distance between the two persons,” he said.

He added, “Three-foot distance would be maintained between two namazis while a six-foot distance in the lines would be maintained,”

The Mufti had urged all the religious scholars and mosque administrations that all the SOPs must be ensured and if they failed to do so, they would be responsible for the damage.

https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/646682-renowed-scholar-mufti-taqi-usmani-welcomes-agreement-on-prayers-during-ramazan

The News – Corona-virus lockdown: Woman SHO wounded as mob attacks police outside Karachi mosque

Karachi – Sindh – Pakistan, 10 April 2020. A woman SHO was injured on Friday after police came under attack while trying to stop people from praying in large numbers at a mosque in the city.

A video doing the rounds on social media features the Peerabad SHO, a woman police officer, who can be seen shouting at a large crowd of men exiting a mosque. “Record their video. They attacked me. They broke my glasses as well,” she can be seen shouting.

The incident took place in Peerabad, Orangi Town when police came under attack after attempting to stop a large number of people from offering prayers in a mosque over violation of Section 144. The police contingent came under attack when they were pelted with stones.

The situation was brought under control when an additional contingent of police and Rangers personnel arrived at the scene. SSP South spoke to Geo News and said that action will be taken against those who attacked the police contingent.

As the number of corona-virus cases continue to rise throughout Pakistan, the Sindh government has banned more than five persons [Imam, Muazzin and other management] from offering prayers in a mosque.

Police registered a case for violation of Section 144 and rioting against the mosque’s management and unidentified persons. Police said that so far, no arrests in relation to the case have been made.

A complete ban on the movement of people and activities from 12:00 midday till 15:30 for Fridays only has also been imposed by the provincial government in order to ensure that people do not assemble in mosques and spread the infection.

The Pakistan Ulema Council has urged the public to offer prayers inside their homes and heed the warnings as well as safety precautions being issued by the government.

While the number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan increased to over 4,700 on Friday, the worldwide number of officially confirmed cases of the virus now stands at 1.5 million.

More than 90,000 people have died and positive cases have been reported in 213 countries and territories since the epidemic first emerged in China in December. Of these cases, at least 253,000 are now considered recovered.

https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/642364-coronavirus-lockdown-woman-sho-wounded-as-mob-attacks-police-outside-karachi-mosque

Gent: Korenmarkt; Belfortstraat – Koningstraat – Sint-Jacob; Steendam

Korenmarkt – Sint-Niklaaskerk
13 March 2020


Sint-Niklaaskerk

Belfortstraat – Koningstraat – Sint-Jacob
13 March 2020


Belfortstraat


Koningstraat


Sint-Jacobskerk


Shuttlebus to Sint- Amandsberg

Steendam
De Lijn Bus 3
13 March 2020


De Lijn bus 3 to Mariakerkepost

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Gent: Minard Schouwburg – Botermarkt/Korenmarkt

Minard Schouwburg
22 February 2020


Minard Schouwburg (Theatre)


Minard Schouwburg (Theatre)


Pub and square (plein) named after Romain Deconinck,
whose statue is on the steps of the theatre

Botermarkt/Korenmarkt
22 February 2020


Botermarkt – City Hall


Korenmarkt – St Nicholaschurch


Korenmarkt – Tram 4 to UZ

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VijfWindgatenstraat – Sint-Pauluskerk

Vijfwindgatenstraat
15 February 2020


De Lijn Tram 2 to Zwijnaarde


De Lijn Tram 2 to Zwijnaarde
Tram 1 from Depot to Evergem

Sint-Pauluskerk
16 February 2020


I love this church, also the interior looks different


Nice gateway underneath the tower


Those that know their churches recognise the building plan


Sint-Pauluskerk
Smidsestraat 1, 9000 Gent
Vaut un détour
as they say in the Guide Michelin

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