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Dalit family evicted from home for voting BJP



AGGRIEVED: Hari Shankar and his family. Shankar has sustained a head injury while his wife, Sunita, had to fend off gropers

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Mohammad Sameer, APN, Sitapur

Reports of intimidation of voters are being received from Uttar Pradesh where the Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) are in a neck-and-neck fight. Poor voters, especially, are being browbeaten for voting against the will of their influential neighbours. Hari Shankar alias Kadhi, a Dalit, and his family members were severely injured in an attack by their neighbours and were forced to leave their home and the village with the threat that they would be killed if they returned. The incident occurred in Bhagipur village under Rampur Mathura police station in Sitapur region on February 19, during the third phase of polling in the state. The village falls in Sevata assembly constituency.

Hari Shankar, his wife, Sunita, and their son were beaten for voting for the BJP. When they returned after casting their votes, the neighbours gathered outside their house to enquire who they had voted for. On learning that it was the BJP, the crowd thrashed them badly. Hari Shankar got a head injury while Sunita’s blouse was torn by the attackers.

The victims told APN that the police got a complaint filed by them by force and they were then asked to leave the police station. On February 21, the victims said that they could not live in their home for the last three days. The police took them to their home on February 21 but they were again forced to leave the village by the neighbours. Hari Shankar says that they will now not return to their home and will have to go to their relatives in nearby villages.

However, Subhash Gangwar, a senior police officer, told APN that Kadhi had, on February 19, submitted a Non-Cognisable Report (NCR) about threats and an argument. He claimed that the investigation so far has revealed that the two families had an argument over playing ball in the ground. The police got the victims medically checked and action will be taken in accordance with the findings of the investigation.  

Mahender Kumar Singh of the SP is the incumbent MLA, while Shiv Kumar of the SP, Naseem Engineer of the BSP and Gyan Tiwari of the BJP are contesting  the Sevata assembly seat.

The interesting part is that the police forced the victims to file a complaint about a simple argument about “playing ball” while the attack was allegedly so serious that one person got a head injury and a woman’s blouse was torn by the attackers. No arrest has been reported yet.  

Shiv Kumar, APN correspondent from Mainpuri, adds: On February 19 Lalu Jatav, a Dalit youth, was shot dead by Vikram Thakur who wanted him to vote for the BJP. The incident took place in Naglatal village in Bhongaon constituency in Mainpuri region. Vikram Thakur was arrested on February 21.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Bihar: 2 die, 3 lose eyesight after consuming spurious liquor in Muzaffarpur

Two people died while three people lost their eyesight in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur after consuming spurious liquor, as per the police.



Two people died while three people lost their eyesight in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur after consuming spurious liquor, as per the police.

Police have received information that two people died after their health suddenly deteriorated. In the prima facie inquiry, it has been told that they both had consumed country-made liquor. We have arrested two people. Further probe underway, the Superintendent of Police Abhishek Dixit said after two people died after allegedly consuming spurious liquor in Muzaffarpur.

According to reports, one of the victims, Dharmendra Ram, has revealed that he consumed spurious alcohol after purchasing from Shiv Chandra Paswan, who generally sells adulterated and low-quality liquor, due to which he lost his eyesight.  

He started losing his vision after consuming two glasses of low-quality liquor, which cost him Rs 100.

Police, based on the victim’s statement, have arrested two people. One of the arrested persons is a local resident and has been jailed in the past as well in a liquor-related case.  

For interrogation, police have also detained accused Shiv Chandra Paswan’s wife and daughter.

Police confirmed that the deaths and loss of eyesight happened due to the consumption of spurious alcohol.  

Earlier this year in April, a shocking case was reported from Bihar’e Motihari district where at least 5 people died after consuming illicitly made liquor while twelve others were rushed to a local hospital in critical condition.

The incident was reported from Laxmipur Village of Motihari district in Bihar. The cases of spurious liquor creating hazardous health problems and death of people in Bihar have been in focus for quite some months now. Earlier in January this year it was reported from Siwan that four people died post consuming the spurious liquor after which the Police arrested 16 people who were involved in the storage and trading of alcohol in the state.

Purchase, sale and trade of liquor stands banned in Bihar since April 2016 after Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar took this move to impose a complete prohibition on the sale and consumption of alcohol in the state.


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Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi says India-Middle East-Europe corridor will become future basis of world trade

The India-Middle East-Europe corridor will become the basis of world trade for hundreds of years to come and history will always remember that the corridor was initiated on Indian soil, said PM Modi.



Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his 105th episode of Mann Ki Baat said that the India-Middle East-Europe corridor will become the basis of world trade for hundreds of years to come and history will always remember that the corridor was initiated on Indian soil.

On September 24 in his monthly Mann Ki Baat, PM Modi also talked about Chandrayaan-3’s success and urged all citizens to participate in the Chandrayaan-3 Mahaquiz, a unique opportunity to learn and celebrate India’s lunar mission. Let’s embark on this cosmic adventure together, he added.  

PM Modi said throughout the year, programmes related to G20 were held at numerous universities in the country. Now in this series, another exciting programme is about to take place in Delhi, which is G20 University Connect Programme, he said.

Speaking about World Tourism Day, he said two days from now, 27th September, is World Tourism Day. Some people view tourism just as a means of touring and travelling, but a very big aspect of tourism is related to employment, the Prime Minister further said.

He further talked about temples in Karnataka. PM Modi said a few days ago, that Shantiniketan and the holy Hoysala temple of Karnataka have been declared world heritage sites by UNESCO. He extended his greetings to the countrymen on this feat.

During the G20 Summit in New Delhi, US principal deputy national security advisor Jon Finer announced an unprecedented and ground-breaking infrastructure initiative involving a railway and shipping corridor that will improve trade, energy, and digital connectivity.

Speaking to reporters, Finer drew an indirect but striking comparison between China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the project, saying it will close a significant infrastructure gap and be high-standards, transparent, sustainable, non-coercive and based on the demand signal from the region instead of being an imposition.

BRI is heavily attacked for entangling nations in unmanageable debt, as well as for being opaque, forceful, and sacrificing standards.

Finer claimed that the project is consistent with the greater West Asian agenda of the Joe Biden administration.

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Man seeking job in Indian Army attempts to breach PM Modi’s security in Varanasi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s security was breached in Varanasi after a BJP worker jumped in front of PM Modi’s convoy asking for a job in Indian Army.



Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s security was breached in Varanasi. An Indian Army aspirant jumped in front of PM Modi’s convoy, asking for a job in defence. Later, he was held by the police.

After laying the foundation stone of the International Cricket Stadium on Saturday, PM Modi with CM Yogi attended the evening musical show at Rudraksh International Cooperation and Convention Centre.

From there, PM Modi was travelling to Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport, when the incident took place. A man who tried to breach the Prime Minister’s security has been identified as Krishna Kumar, who hails from Ghazipur, allegedly a BJP worker. He is the son of a senior BJP worker Bharat Kumar.

According to reports, Kumar was frustrated as he failed the medical test after clearing the physical test. Kumar tried many times in the past to get recruited into the Indian Army. He also appealed to many people for help but everything failed.

After all this, he decided to meet the Prime Minister in Varanasi regarding his job in Indian Army. Krishna Kumar was waiting for the PM’s convoy to pass at least for an hour, the moment Modi’s convoy crossed beside Kumar, he jumped carrying a file with him asking for a job in Indian Army.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 23 laid the foundation stone of the International Cricket Stadium in Varanasi’s Ganjari, Uttar Pradesh.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was present for the occasion in Varanasi.  

Varanasi, PM Modi’s parliamentary constituency also witnessed big names from the cricket fraternity on the occasion. The names include Sachin Tendulkar, Kapil Dev, Ravi Shastri, Sunil Gavaskar, Dilip Vengsarkar, Madan Lal, Gundappa Viswanath, and Gopal Sharma.

PM Modi also inaugurated 16 Atal Awasiya Vidyalaya built across Uttar Pradesh, during the programme. 

The Varanasi International Cricket Stadium is a step towards realising PM Modi’s vision to develop a modern and world-class sports infrastructure.

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