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Filmmaker Avinash Das detained for posting photo of Amit Shah with arrested IAS officer Pooja Singhal

D P Chudasama, Ahmedabad’s crime branch’s Assistant Commissioner of Police said that Das has been brought to Ahmedabad for further legal action.

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Raat Baaki Hai filmmaker Avinash Das was arrested by the Gujarat police from Mumbai on Tuesday. He has been detained by the Ahmedabad crime branch for uploading a photo of Union Home Minister Amit Shah with arrested Jharkhand cadre IAS officer Pooja Singhal on Twitter.

D P Chudasama, Ahmedabad’s crime branch’s Assistant Commissioner of Police said that Das has been brought to Ahmedabad for further legal action.

An FIR was lodged against the 46-year-old filmmaker in June after he shared a picture where Singhal is whispering to Shah. He even wrote a caption alleging that the picture was clicked before the arrest of the IAS officer. Pooja Singhal had been arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with a money laundering case.

Old photo of Amit Shah with IAS Pooja Singhal, who is under ED probe, viral  - Alt News

Das has been arrested for giving fake information about Shah and Singhal’s photo. In a caption, he alleged that the picture was clicked a few days before Singhal’s arrest, whereas the FIR claims that it was actually taken in 2017. He has been arrested for intentionally tarnishing Shah’s image.

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Earlier, the Mumbai-based filmmaker was also charged with defaming national honour by posting a picture of a woman wrapped in the national flag on his Facebook and Instagram accounts.

The Ahmedabad crime branch had registered an FIR against Das under Section 469 (forgery) of the Indian Penal Code as well as provisions of the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act and the Information Technology Act, for also posting the photo of a woman wearing the national flag on his social media.

In June, a sessions court in Ahmedabad denied Das’ request for anticipatory bail, and later, the Gujarat High Court also rejected Das’ request for anticipatory bail for violating the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act’s rules. The plea for transit anticipatory bail made by Das was also denied by the Bombay High Court.

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Not Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Lord Mahakal chaired cabinet meeting, first time in Ujjain, ahead of PM Modi’s visit

For the first time, a cabinet meeting was chaired by the Mahakaal, a reincarnation of Lord Shiva, in in the religious city of Ujjain.

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For the first time, a cabinet meeting was chaired by the Mahakaal, a reincarnation of Lord Shiva, in the religious city of Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain.

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan chaired a cabinet meeting with a portrait of the Mahakaal deity taking the centre stage.

Lord Mahakaal, traditionally believed to be the king of Ujjain, on Tuesday, chaired the Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s cabinet meeting, first time in Ujjain, which is home to the famous temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Chairing the first meeting of Madhya Pradesh’s newly formed cabinet, Chouhan said it is Mahakaal Maharaj’s government which is the king here and all his servants have come for a meeting on Mahakaal Maharaj’s soil.

The cabinet meeting was held to discuss the expansion of the Mahakaleshwar temple. Many decisions have been taken in the meeting.

The state cabinet named the complex as Mahakal Lok and also announced a local holiday in Ujjain on October 11.

PM Modi will inaugurate the first phase of the Mahakaleshwar Temple Corridor project on October 11.

The 900-metre corridor will have around 200 statues and murals related to Shiva, Shakti and other religious entities.

The construction worth Rs 351 crore has been completed in the first phase of the project. While another Rs 310.22 crore will be spent in the second phase.

Chouhan said the work is underway to divert the contaminated water from factories. The cabinet also decided to build a river front on the banks of the Shipra river, he said.

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Central Government bans PFI and associates for 5 years, Congress MP asks why not RSS

Many BJP leaders have celebrated and welcomed the step taken by the central government as Delhi BJP leader, Kapil Mishra, came forward and wrote on his Twitter that banning PFI is a pivotal step to stop Islamic Jihad.

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The central government on Tuesday night announced a ban of 5-years on the Popular Front of India (PFI) and its affiliated organizations. The ban comes to light after a nationwide crackdown on the PFI and its associated by the investigative agencies which was carried out in the span of 2 weeks and resulted in 247 arrests so far.

The Central government in their declaration informed that PFI and its associates have been banned under the Unlawful Activities (prevention) act (UAPA). The center also cited that the political organization has been linked with the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), Jamat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), and the Islamic State (ISIS).

The Home Ministry in their issued statement added that the PFI has been pursuing a secret agenda to radicalize a sect of the society and added that the organization and its affiliates have the potential to disturb the peace and communal harmony by jeopardizing the integrity, sovereignty, and security of the country.

Throughout the Nationwide raids on PFI and its affiliates, in a collaborative effort by the NIA and ED and the administration were able to cover 15 states which led to 100 arrests on 22 September. Whereas, in the second round, 27 of September, the toll of arrests tallied up to 247 arrests according to the reports.

The affiliated organizations which are banned for 5 years include Rehab India Foundation (RIF), Campus Front of India (CF), All India Imams Council (AIIC), National Confederation of Human Rights Organisation (NCHRO), National Women’s Front, Junior Front, Empower India Foundation and Rehab Foundation, Kerala.

The decision to ban the organization and its affiliates was considered based on the investigative agency’s reports. The ban was also implemented after considering the recommendations from three states, Karnataka, Gujarat, and Uttar Pradesh.

Many BJP leaders have celebrated and welcomed the step taken by the central government as Delhi BJP leader, Kapil Mishra, came forward and wrote on his Twitter that banning PFI is a pivotal step to stop Islamic Jihad.

However, Congress party’s MP Kodikunnil Suresh scrutinized the center’s ban on PFI and added that it is not the solution and further remarked that the Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh is also a counterpart to the threat of harmony as the RSS is also spreading Hindu communalism throughout the country. Why is RSS not being subjected to such bans asked Congress leader.

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Fee hike protest at Allahabad University: Students attempt Bhu Samadhi as police officials jostle to break the protest | WATCH

The students of Allahabad University have been protesting against the 400% hike in their fees for the past three weeks.

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Amid the ongoing protests against 400% fee hike in Allahabad University, a group of students on Tuesday attempted to take Bhu Samadhi as policemen jostle to break the protest, which is continued in the university for the last two weeks.

A video of student protesters’ tussle with police officials is doing rounds on social media. In the video, the police officials can see attempting to arrest a protester while the student protesters resisting against the police action.

This came a day after a group of students locked the university gate to save student protesters from police crackdown, forcing many students to return without attending classes. Meanwhile, the police broke the lock put up by the students at the university gate.

On the same day, former UP cadre IPS officer Amitabh Thakur also extended his support to the Allahabad University students protesting against the 400% fee hike, calling the move unfair and undemocratic.

The students of Allahabad University have been protesting against the 400% hike in their fees for the past three weeks.

Expressing his disappointment over the police crackdown on protesting students, Thakur on Monday said 400% hike is not only undemocratic but also very sad for the poor and weaker sections of the society. Today, the students are being stopped from participating in protests. This is an anarchic situation, he told reporters.

On Monday, Richa Singh, former president of Allahabad University students union, said the protest against the 400 per cent fee hike will continue until it is rolled back. Today, when the inmates of the girls’ hostel were coming out from the hostel, the main gate (of the hostel) was closed on the orders of the vice chancellor, she said.

Some students of the university had put a lock on the gate of the university, which was opened with the help of the police. Strict action will be initiated against those students, who are creating obstructions like this, the city SP Santosh Kumar Meena said.

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