ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan government has requested a court in Islamabad not to consider the plea for registration by Milli Muslim League, a newly formed party backed by Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed.
The government said the group would breed violence and extremism in politics.
Earlier this year, a four-member bench headed by the chief election commissioner had said the process of registration of MML as political party could not be completed without security clearance from the interior ministry. The decision was based on the ministry’s directions that the MML not be allowed to register as a political party owing to its links with Jamaat-ut-Dawah, a proscribed terrorist organisation.
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Film actor Prakash Raj said on Thursday he has sent a legal notice to BJP leader Pratap Sinha for “trolling” him, days after the Mysuru MP attacked the artiste over his remarks over journalist Gauri Lankesh’s murder.
Raj had criticised Narendra Modi in October over what he said was the Prime Minister’s “silence” on those “celebrating” Lankesh’s killing. The 55-year-old editor and publisher of Kannada-language newspaper ‘Gauri Lankesh Patrike’ was shot dead outside her home in Bengaluru in September.
“I have sent a legal notice to Mr Pratap Simha as a citizen of this country for the way he has trolled me, which has disturbed my personal life. I am asking him to answer legally and if he doesn’t, I will be taking criminal action against him,” news agency ANI quoted Raj as saying on Thursday. Continue reading
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The 50-year-old Dera Sacha Sauda leader was on Friday found guilty in the 15-year-old case. Within minutes of the verdict, his followers ran riot and clashed with security forces, leaving 38 people dead and 250 injured. While 32 people were killed in Panchkula, where the case was heard, six died in Sirsa. Continue reading
New Delhi: On Wednesday Election Commission said that it cannot accept the demand to ban politicians convicted of a crime from contesting polls, prompting the Supreme Court to criticize the poll panel for shying away from the issue.
ISLAMABAD: Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav has appealed to Pakistan’s powerful army chief to spare his life, the neighbouring country’s military said on Thursday, more than two months after the former naval officer was sentenced to death on charges of espionage.
Kulbhushan Jadhav, seen here in the ‘confessional’ video, has filed a fresh mercy plea, according to Pakistan army’s media wing ISPR.