Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday wrote to Union Minister of State for External Affairs Meenakshi Lekhi, seeking her intervention in securing the matter pertaining to 24-year-old Vishal Jood who is lodged in a prison in Australia.
Sources said that 50 Indians were flown to New Delhi in an Indian Air Force plane on Saturday. “Local staff are still on the mission. But, for all practical purposes, the consulate is temporarily shut,” the sources said.
On Wednesday, Narendra Modi did the biggest cabinet reshuffle since 2014, the year he came into power. 36 new faces were brought into the council of ministers. The number of ministers in the new cabinet was increased from 52 to 78, just a little short of the permitted limit of 81.
Supporting the dialogue between India, Pakistan, and Jammu and Kashmir to resolve the Kashmir dispute, the Separatist amalgam Hurriyat Conference, in the leadership of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has listed a set of steps to develop an atmosphere for the talks.
The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Bibi Jagir Kaur raised questions on the Government of India for the continuous delay in reopening the corridor of Gurdwara Sri Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan.
Now, the concerns have been raised by the United Nations experts over “repressive measures and broader pattern of systematic infringements of fundamental rights” in Indian-administered Kashmir and the response of the Indian government has been sought on allegations of violation of rights in the region.
The report highlighted the violations of religious freedom because of the Hindu Nationalist Policies of the ruling party BJP. The report mentions that the religious freedom conditions in India continued their negative trajectory in 2020.
India is facing an accute shortage of oxygen in the worsened times of covid crisis with daily cases nearing the grim 3-lakh milestone and an oxygen tanker leak leaving 24 patients dead at a hospital in Maharashtra’s Nashik.
In the press note, Vikalp, the spokesperson of the DSZC, the banned organization of the CPI (Maoists) said, “The government must declare the names of interlocutors. After that, we will release the policeman in our custody. Till then, he will be safe under our security.”
In Chhattisgarh, happened the deadliest incidence of attack on Indian security personnel after the Pulwama attack, in which nearly 22 security personnel were killed and at least 30 injured. One security personnel is missing and as per a senior police officer of Raipur-Om Prakash Pal, combing operations are being carried out to locate him.