Supreme Court to hear Haridwar hate speech plea tomorrow
Daily NEWS Summary |11-01-2022; A three-judge bench led by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana must urgently hear a petition calling for the arrest and trial of those who have engaged in hate speech, inciting violence against Muslims, to Haridwar Dharm Sansad.
- The other judges on the bench are Judges Surya Kant and Hima Kohli. CJI had assured lead lawyer Kapil Sibal, appearing in the petition, that the court would register the case quickly.
- The lead lawyer had said that no investigation or arrest had been carried out despite the registration of the FIRs. Video footage raises suspicion that the police are hand in hand with the hate speakers.
- The hate speeches were said to have been delivered between December 17 and 19, 2021 in Haridwar by Yati Narsinghanand and in Delhi by “Hindu Yuva Vahini”. The petition called for an independent, credible and impartial investigation by a special investigative team into hate speech against the Muslim community.
- The petitioners said that “despite the passage of almost three weeks, no effective action has been taken by law enforcement authorities, including the failure to enforce Sections 120B, 121A and 153B of the Indian Penal Code-1860 which apply squarely to hate speech ”.
Uttar Pradesh CM MP Keshav Prasad Maurya defends hate speech at Haridwar event
Daily NEWS Summary |11-01-2022; Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya walked out of a BBC interview, annoyed by questions about the BJP government’s silence over hate speech at Haridwar Dharma Sansad last month. Maurya also defended the right of “dharmacharyas” to express their opinions from their own platform.
- According to a BBC report on the incident, Maurya asked his security staff to remove the video of the interview and also shot journalist Anant Zanane’s COVID mask. Journalist’s question as to why Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister of State (Uttar Pradesh) remained silent after statements inciting violence against Muslims were made from the Sansad Dharma scene in Haridwar and the silence of the authorities would not encourage more the culprits, upset Maurya.
- The deputy CM then asked the reporter to talk about statements made by other religious leaders. He added: “Why don’t you talk about the number of people who had to migrate from Jammu and Kashmir before [section] 370 was deleted? When you raise questions, they don’t have to be on one side. Sansad dharma is not BJP, it belongs to the monks. What the monks say, what they don’t say in their meeting, is their subject.
- When the reporter reminded Maurya that the accused Yati Narasimhanand is from Ghaziabad, Annapurna is from Aligarh, asking why no action is taken against the kind of atmosphere these people are creating, Maurya said, “No one is trying to create an environment, what is the right thing, what is wrong, what is appropriate in their platform, they would say. “
- He then attacked the reporter, accusing him of speaking like an “agent” and not like a journalist. In the video posted by BBC Hindi, he is then seen removing his lapel microphone. The BBC in its report said that after the camera was turned off, Maurya removed the BBC journalist’s COVID mask and ordered his security staff to forcibly remove the video.
- The BBC report also said that the news agency officially sent a complaint to the BJP national president, the BJP state president and the UP chief minister, expressing serious objections to the incident. , but no response has been received so far.
- Uttarakhand police registered two FIRs regarding the hate speech incident, naming five defendants. He also formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) with an additional SP and an SP-level deputy officer as members to investigate the speeches made at the Haridwar event on December 17-19.
Swami Prasad Maurya resigns from Yogi Adityanath’s cabinet and joins SP
Daily NEWS Summary |11-01-2022; Uttar Pradesh’s Labor Minister and prominent OBC leader Swami Prasad Maurya resigned from Yogi Adityanath’s cabinet just days after the Election Commission announced the state assembly elections.
- Maurya represents Padrauna Assembly, while his daughter Sanghamitra is a BJP MP for Badaun. In his resignation letter to Governor Anandiben Patel, Maurya claimed that the Uttar Pradesh government neglected OBCs, Dalits and youth. He also said that despite “all the ideological differences” with the BJP, he chose to work with the government.
- Shortly after Maurya submitted his resignation letter, party chairman Akhilesh Yadav received him into the Samajwadi party, but had not yet officially announced his membership in the SP. A decision on the match will be made soon, he said.
- Up to four BJP leaders have recently moved to SP: Radha Krishna Sharma, Madhuri Verma, Rakesh Rathore, and Shashank Tripathi.
The deadline for filing corporate income tax returns is extended until March 15
Daily NEWS Summary |11-01-2022; The government extended the deadline for companies to file tax returns for the fiscal year ending March 2021 on Tuesday to March 15. The deadline to file a tax audit report and a report transfer fee of Price audit for fiscal year 2020-21 was also extended through February 15.
- This is the third extension granted for the presentation of the affidavit for fiscal year 2020-2021 for companies. The initial ITR filing deadline for companies was October 31, and those with transfer pricing transactions was November 30.
- The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) said in a statement that taking into account the difficulties reported by taxpayers and other stakeholders for COVID and in the electronic submission of various audit reports, it decided to further extend the deadlines for the Presentation of Income Declarations. and various audit reports for fiscal year 2021-2022 (fiscal year 2020-2021).
US surgeons transplant pig heart to human patient for the first time
Daily NEWS Summary |11-01-2022; In a medical first, doctors transplanted a pig’s heart into a patient in a last-ditch effort to save his life, and the Maryland hospital said, he was fine three days after the highly experimental surgery.
- While it is too early to know if the surgery will actually work, it marks a milestone in the decades-long quest to one day use animal organs for vital transplants. Doctors at the University of Maryland Medical Center say that transplantation has shown that a heart from a genetically modified animal can function in the human body without immediate rejection.
- The patient, David Bennett, a 57-year-old handyman from Maryland, knew there was no guarantee the experiment would work, but he was dying, was ineligible for a human heart transplant and had no other choice, his son told The Associated Press.
- On Monday, Bennett was breathing on his own while hooked up to a heart-lung machine to support his new heart. The next few weeks will be critical as Bennett recovers from the operation and doctors closely monitor the condition of his heart.
- There is a severe shortage of donated human organs for transplantation, leading scientists to try to figure out how to use animal organs instead. Last year there were just over 3,800 heart transplants in the United States, a record number, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing, which oversees the country’s transplant system.
- But previous attempts at such transplants, or xenotransplants, have failed, largely because the patients’ bodies quickly rejected the animal organ. In particular, in 1984, Baby Fae, a dying baby, lived for 21 days with a baboon heart.
- The difference this time: Surgeons in Maryland used the heart of a pig that had undergone genetic modification to eliminate a sugar in its cells that is responsible for this hyper-rapid organ rejection. Several biotech companies are developing pig organs for human transplantation; the one used for Friday’s operation was from Revivicor, a subsidiary of United Therapeutics.
- However, Dr. Klassen cautioned that this was only a tentative first step in determining whether xenotransplantation could finally work this time. The Food and Drug Administration, which oversees these experiments, authorized the surgery under what is called an emergency “compassionate use” authorization, available when a patient with a life-threatening illness had no other options.
- It will be crucial to share the data collected from this transplant before releasing it to more patients, said Karen Maschke, a researcher at the Hastings Center, who is helping develop ethical and policy recommendations for early clinical trials with a grant from the National Institutes of Medicine.Health.
- Over the years, scientists have gone from primates to pigs, playing with their genes.
- Last September, researchers in New York conducted an experiment that suggested these types of pigs may hold promise for animal-to-human transplants. Doctors temporarily attached a pig kidney to a deceased human body and watched it begin to function.
- The Maryland transplant takes its experience to the next level, said Dr. Robert Montgomery, who led this work at NYU Langone Health. The operation last Friday lasted seven hours at a hospital in Baltimore. Dr Bartley Griffith, who performed the operation, said the patient’s condition – heart failure and irregular heartbeat – made him ineligible for a human heart transplant or a heart pump. Dr Griffith had transplanted pig hearts into around 50 baboons for five years, before offering Bennett the option.
- Pork heart valves have also been used successfully for decades in humans, and Bennett’s son said his father received one about a decade ago.
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