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Legal News #33: Demonising Muslims, Protest judgment of SC, ‘Occult Ritual’ in Kanpur

Demonising Muslims: Supreme Court unhappy with Centre’s response says can hand the case to the independent authority

It was deceiving the Supreme Court, which had no relation to the Cable Television Network Act that the Center made an affidavit, arguing that the media had dealt with the Muslim community in a relationship.

Jamiat Ulama I Hind has lodged an appeal against the Union of India asking the government and the media to prevent the whole Muslim community from demonising COVID-19, because of a religious congregation, the Jamaat Tablighis in Nizamuddin Markaz.

The argument of Jamiat Ulema I Hind was rejected by the Union of India that the media coverage of the Jamaat Tablighi incident was primarily communal. The Center submitted in the Supreme Court also that 743 blocking orders of false or misleading material on COVID-related social media were released by the government.

Jamiat and his legal secretary Ejaz Maqbool’s plea alleged that the Tablighi Jamaat was used to “discredit” and reprove all the Muslim community with its unfortunate occurrence.

At the religious meeting at the Tablighi Jamaat headquarters in Nizamuddin West, at least 9,000 people had attended this year. 

As many members of the congregation visited different parts of this country, it became a significant source for the spraying of COVID-19 in India.

The petition sought guidelines for the Center to stop the dissemination of false news and take stern action against the media spreading bigotry and community hate in relation to the issue of Nizamuddin Markaz.  In addition, some false claims and videos circulating on social media show Muslims in a bad light.

Review petition filed against the designated place of protest judgment of Supreme Court

About a months after the Supreme Court ruled that public protest had to be “alone in designated areas” and that it could not be taken up by “public ways and public places, which was too endless,” there was a petition for review of the Shaheen Bagh protest decision before it. The evaluation petition notes that policies such as ‘running demonstrations alone at designated sites’ upset the ‘dissidence concept». 

On 7 October, the Judges’ Bench Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Aniruddha Bose, and Krishna Murari claimed that a right exists to peacefully protest a statute, but that dissenting protests must take place alone at the locations. In the course of December 2019-March 2020, the bank also disapproved of the organisation of a sit-in protest against the Citizenship (CAA) Act in Shaheen Bagh, Delhi.

7-year-old girl killed, liver extracted for ‘occult ritual’ in Kanpur

In a horrific incident again, two men in Kanpur’s Ghatampur area on Sunday allegedly hacked a seven-year-old girl. The girl was allegedly murdered in a secret ceremony, in which the accused removed her liver and also attempted to rape her. The girl was absent during the preparation of Diwali prayers on Saturday evening.

According to sources, in order to have children by conducting an occult ritual, a childless couple in the village had paid Rs 1,000 for two men to conduct the crime.

The two men kidnaped the girl and reportedly removed her liver from the body of the girl and brought it for the “ritual’ to the couple.

It was also accused of removing other parts of the body. Sunday morning the victim was discovered dead in a village. 

Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, acknowledged the abominable crimes and ordered officials to tighten up the accused. He also requested the authorities to provide the victims’ families with Rs 5 lakh as financial support.

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Bengali Legal Cases#33 । Demonising muslims@SC । Protest judgement of SC । Occult Ritual in Kanpur

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