Hathras case – UP police claim “international plot” to defame Adityanath Government
Claiming that there was a plot to start community and caste riots in Uttar Praesh, the state police filed several FIRs in Hathras for posting misleading content and illegally gathering in protest. The police action came after the chief minister, Yogi Adityanath, brought a similar charge against the opposition.
- The Uttar Pradesh police, which have been criticized for allegedly trying to cover up a crime committed by men of the upper Thakur caste, cited sedition, an “international conspiracy” and incitement to religious hatred among the 19 charges related to the Hathras case.
- The charges listed in the FIRs include sedition, conspiracy, incitement to caste division, religious discrimination, tampering with electronic evidence, conspiracy against the state, and defamation.
- With opposition politicians visiting the woman’s family, UP police also filed a complaint for violation of Covid-19 safety and social distancing rules.
Congress demands a judicial investigation
- On Monday Congress demanded a judicial investigation into the Hathras gangrap incident and the immediate impeachment of District Judge Praveen Kumar Laxkar, whom the victim’s family accused of misconduct.
- Meanwhile, a three-judge bench led by Chief Justice of India Sharad A. Bobde will hear a petition for an arrest warrant on Tuesday calling for an investigation by the CBI or the SIT Special Investigation Team) into the brutal crime and murder of a 19-year-old Dalit woman in the Hathras district of Uttar Pradesh.
- The petition filed by Delhi-based activist Satyama Dubey said the investigation should be supervised by a former Supreme Court or High Court judge.
The Department of Education issued guidelines for the reopening of schools on Monday, asking states and union territories to define their own standard operating procedures (SOPs) for health and safety precautions based on their local requirements.
- The ministry recommended that schools adopt flexible attendance and sick leave policies. Flexible attendance and sick leave policies can be developed and implemented to encourage students and staff to stay home during illness.
- Students may only attend school with the written consent of their parents. Students can choose to take classes online instead of physically attending school.
- There will be no evaluation for 2-3 weeks after the school reopens and the use of ICT and e-learning will continue to be encouraged, universities and schools across the country have received the order to close on March 16 to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
- On March 25, the Center announced a nationwide shutdown. While various restrictions have been gradually eased during the various “unblocking” phases since June 8, educational institutions remain closed.
- However, according to the latest unlocking guidelines, schools, universities, and other educational institutions can reopen outside of the containment zones after October 15. The decision to reopen educational institutions was left to the states and territories of the Union.
- Americans Harvey J Alter and Charles M Rice, and British scientist Michael Houghton received the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology on Monday for the discovery of the hepatitis C virus.
- Announcing the award on Monday in Stockholm, the Committee The Nobel Prize winner noted that the trio’s work had helped explain a major source of blood-borne hepatitis that could not be explained by the hepatitis A and B viruses.
- Their work made possible blood tests and new drugs that have saved millions of lives. the committee said. Thanks to their discovery, highly sensitive blood tests for the virus are now available and these have essentially eliminated post-transfusion hepatitis in many parts of the world, dramatically improving global health, the committee said.
- Their discovery also enabled the rapid development of antiviral drugs targeting hepatitis C, he added. The disease is chronic and one of the main causes of inflammation and liver cancer.
- The price of medicines became especially important this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, which highlighted the importance of medical research for societies and economies around the world.
“We are ready and very well positioned to face China and there is no scenario where they can beat us,” Indian Air Force chief RKS Bhadauria said on Monday. However, he stressed that they do not underestimate the opponent.
“Their strength lies in the ground-to-air systems they have installed in the region. They have long range missile systems. We serve those in our womb … We can meet this threat. “Regarding the deployment in Ladakh along the Royal Line of Control (LAC), he said Ladakh was only a small part of the Air Force deployment.“ We deployed in all relevant areas. We are deployed with firmness and force to face any scenario, “he said.
Extradition – Clarify UK ‘confidential’ proceedings, Says SC Mallya
- Supreme Court ordered lawyers for businessman Vijay Mallya on Monday to clarify nature of ongoing ‘confidential’ proceedings after the dismissal of his appeal against extradition before the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.
- At the start of the hearing, the government informed a special U.U. Lalit and Ashok Bhushan that the Mallya extradition case to the UK is over, but that some “secret” proceedings are ongoing. Justice Lalit contacted Mallya’s lawyer and asked him to explain the nature of the confidential process.
- But the lawyer said he should receive instructions on it first. “We want to know what’s going on, what’s up there now,” Justice Lalit told counsel.
CBI Attacks Congressman D.K. Shivakumar Settlement
- The CBI conducted simultaneous raids on the home of Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) Chairman D.K. Shivakumar and other residents bonded with him on Monday morning.
- Raids were also carried out on the residence of the Bengaluru Rural Congress Deputy and Shivakumar’s brother D.K. Suresh.
- In a statement released later today, the central agency said: “CBI registered a complaint against the then Karnataka government minister and others regarding allegations of disproportionate asset acquisitions.
- Research is being carried out today in 14 locations, including 9 in Karnataka, 4 in Delhi and one in Mumbai. “The raids come even as Shivakumar leads the partial election campaign for two assembly seats, RR Nagar and Sira, slated for November 3.
- Opposition leader Siddaramaiah tweeted:“ The BJP has always tried to engage in vengeance policies and deceive public attention. The latest CBI raid on the home of KPCC Chairman DK Shivakumar in yet another attempt to derail our preparation for the by-elections. “
Covid-positive Trump flips public health protocol again
US President Donald Trump sparked an angry backlash from the medical community on Sunday with a protocol-breaking visit to supporters outside of the United States. hospital where he happens to be being treated for Covid-19.
- He was masked as he saluted from inside his bulletproof vehicle on a short drive past the military hospital near Washington. Analysts said the move may be aimed at restoring the narrative of his improving health after a weekend of mixed messages from his doctors.
- Medical experts, however, have complained that leaving violates their own government’s public health guidelines, which require patients to self-isolate during treatment and transmit viruses.
- By his action, Trump had endangered his Secret Service personnel, they noted. Trump, who has been repeatedly reprimanded for disobeying public health guidelines and spreading disinformation about the pandemic, said in a video that appeared on Twitter just before his public appearance that he had “learned a lot about Covid” by “going to school” as he fought the virus. But health experts said his “thing” showed he hadn’t learned anything at all.
The number of coronavirus cases reported in India stood at 66,60,706 at the time of this news summary, with the death toll at 1, 03,361.
- The 42nd Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council meeting on Monday failed to resolve the deadlock between the Center and the states on the issue of loans to make up the offset deficit. The GST council has decided to meet again on October 12.