Pratap Bhanu Mehta

2 absconders arrested in Jammu

2 absconders arrested in Jammu

Jammu, Jul 31: Two absconders were arrested in Kathua and Rajouri districts of Jammu and Kashmir, police said today. Taking a stringent action against the absconders, a team of police post Hatli arrested the absconder, identified as Gurcharan Singh, in Barnoti belt of Kathua district, they said. The accused was absconding since December 2012, they […]

 Pratap Bhanu Mehta

Breaking tradition, women in Pak tribal district cast their ballots for the first time

Breaking tradition, women in Pak tribal district cast their ballots for the first time

Islamabad, Jul 25 : In a historic first, women of a conservative tribal district of Pakistan bordering Afghanistan today cast their ballots as the country went to polls, according to a media report. Since Pakistan’s first general elections in the 70s, the women in Upper Dir, which was once a Taliban stronghold, had been deprived of […]

 Pratap Bhanu Mehta

AIMPLB plans Shariat courts in all districts across India

AIMPLB plans Shariat courts in all districts across India

Lucknow, Jul 08: The All India Muslim Personal Law Board, the highest decision making body on Muslim affairs, plans to open Darul-Qaza (Shariat courts) in all districts of the country to resolves issues in line with Islamic laws. The proposal will come up for discussion at a meeting of the AIMPLB in New Delhi on […]

 Pratap Bhanu Mehta

Kathua, Unnao: Shame on us

Kathua, Unnao: Shame on us

In Kathua and Unnao, just blaming politicians is another way of exonerating ourselves

Our conduct as a society in the rape and murder case of an eight-year-old in Kathua has been so despicable that it can be said, without exaggeration, that India’s moral compass has been completely obliterated, carpet-bombed out of existence by the very custodians of law, morality and virtue who give daily sermons on national pride. […]