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Can't justify Jallikattu because it is 5000 years old: Supreme Court
26.07.16 - TEAM PT
Can't justify Jallikattu because it is 5000 years old: Supreme Court



The Supreme Court today said that just because the bull-taming sport of Jallikattu is a centuries-old tradition, it can't be justified.

Rubbishing the Tamil Nadu government’s plea that the ban on Jallikattu should be lifted because it is a centuries old tradition, the bench of Justices Dipak Misra and Rohinton F Nariman said, "Your argument doesn't hold any water. In 1899, ten thousand girls below 12 years of age were married. Should we allow it today because it was a tradition at that time?”

"The mere presence of tradition can't justify practices," the court said.

The court's strong response was after Tamil Nadu argued that Jallikattu - the mostly southern bull-racing sport - should be permitted as it showcases a cultural tradition that has been part of the custom and culture of people of the state for 5,000 years.

The Tamil Nadu government had stated the example of Spain Senate which decided that bull-fighting in Spain would be considered a cultural heritage when it was "far more cruel" in nature.

The apex court fixed August 30 for final hearing of the matter to decide on the Constitutional validity of Jallikattu.

It further said that no adjournments will be granted in the case after it commences the final hearing in the matter.

The apex court remained unimpressed with the contention that Jallikattu was not a fight between bulls and humans but a game where the participants are required to embrace the running bulls by hanging on to their hump as long as possible and that the men are unarmed.

In January this year, the Environment Ministry issued a notification allowing Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra. But the Supreme Court had stayed the notification and declined to vacate its order barring the bull taming sport held during Pongal festival.

Jallikattu, an ancient sport, is held in rural parts of Tamil Nadu during Pongal festival. It involves young men clinging on to the hump of bulls to win prize money.

Many NGOs and animal rights activists have slammed the state government for executing cruelty towards animal in the name of tradition.




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Four terrorists killed, another apprehended during encounter in Kupwara
26.07.16 - TEAM PT
Four terrorists killed, another apprehended during encounter in Kupwara



Four militants were killed and another was caught alive by security forces during an encounter in Naugam sector near the Line of Control in Kashmir's Kupwara district today.

The incident occurred when Border Security Forces (BSF) exchanged fire with terrorists in the region.

"Four terrorists have been killed while one has been apprehended alive during an operation in Naugam sector," the official said.

The official also said that all the militants were foreign nationals.

However, officials could not ascertain if it was an infiltration bid or not. "We have got one of them alive and expect some vital information from him,"

Lieutenant General DS Hooda on Tuesday said that there have been more infiltration attempts as compared to the previous year, but said the Army much more prepared to prevent any Kargil-like situation.

Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said the government was satisfied with the encounter. He said, "It's a big achievement to catch a terrorist alive. The truth of Pakistan will come to the fore."





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Can't justify Jallikattu because it is 5000 years old: Supreme Court
26.07.16 - TEAM PT



The Supreme Court today said that just because the bull-taming sport of Jallikattu is a centuries-old tradition, it can't be justified.

Rubbishing the Tamil Nadu government’s plea that the ban on Jallikattu should be lifted because it is a centuries old tradition, the bench of Justices Dipak Misra and Rohinton F Nariman said, "Your argument doesn't hold any water. In 1899, ten thousand girls below 12 years of age were married. Should we allow it today because it was a tradition at that time?”

"The mere presence of tradition can't justify practices," the court said.

The court's strong response was after Tamil Nadu argued that Jallikattu - the mostly southern bull-racing sport - should be permitted as it showcases a cultural tradition that has been part of the custom and culture of people of the state for 5,000 years.

The Tamil Nadu government had stated the example of Spain Senate which decided that bull-fighting in Spain would be considered a cultural heritage when it was "far more cruel" in nature.

The apex court fixed August 30 for final hearing of the matter to decide on the Constitutional validity of Jallikattu.

It further said that no adjournments will be granted in the case after it commences the final hearing in the matter.

The apex court remained unimpressed with the contention that Jallikattu was not a fight between bulls and humans but a game where the participants are required to embrace the running bulls by hanging on to their hump as long as possible and that the men are unarmed.

In January this year, the Environment Ministry issued a notification allowing Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra. But the Supreme Court had stayed the notification and declined to vacate its order barring the bull taming sport held during Pongal festival.

Jallikattu, an ancient sport, is held in rural parts of Tamil Nadu during Pongal festival. It involves young men clinging on to the hump of bulls to win prize money.

Many NGOs and animal rights activists have slammed the state government for executing cruelty towards animal in the name of tradition.




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Quit Rajya Sabha as I was told to stay away from Punjab : Navjot Sidhu
25.07.16 - team PT
Quit Rajya Sabha as I was told to stay away from Punjab : Navjot Sidhu



BJP leader and cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu said on Monday that he was asked to stay far away from Punjab - which goes to the polls next year - which is why he quit the Rajya Sabha. In angst-ridden comments punctuated by his trademark couplets, Mr Sidhu managed to avoid revealing whether he plans to join Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

"How can I leave the people who voted me in four times," Sidhu said. He resigned from the Rajya Sabha on July 18.

It was speculated that Sidhu is planning to quit the BJP and join the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) ahead of the assembly elections in Punjab early next year. He resigned a mere three months after the Narendra Modi government nominated him to Parliament's upper house.

"I was asked to not even look at Punjab. How can I quit my roots? This is the fourth time it happened, and it was hard to take in," Mr Sidhu, 52, told reporters.
"Even a patriotic bird does not leave its tree. How can I leave Amritsar? Why should I leave Amritsar? What is my fault?" said the cricketer-turned-politician, known for his garrulous commentary not just on cricket.

Mr Sidhu's sudden resignation instantly triggered speculation that he is headed to the AAP, which has seen a surge in its popularity in Punjab, where elections are due next year.
 
Sidhu had so far not explicitly said why he resigned. However, his wife Navjot Kaur , who's a BJP member, said that Sidhu's quitting the Rajya Sabha meant he was quitting the BJP.

In a brief statement on his resignation, Sidhu indicated he was miffed with the state of affairs in the BJP. However, his wife Navjot Kaur, who's a BJP member, said that Sidhu's quitting the Rajya Sabha meant he was quitting the BJP.

"It is understood that if he has quit the Rajya Sabha, he has quit BJP. There is no question of his going back, he has never gone back on his words. He wants to serve Punjab. And he will serve the state."

Sidhu's own comments were more cryptic.

In a blue bandgala for the occasion, Mr Sidhu said, eyes flashing with indignation: "No party in the world is bigger than Punjab. I am willing to accept the consequences."
 
"At the behest of the honourable PM, I had accepted the Rajya Sabha nomination for the welfare of Punjab. With the closure of every window leading to Punjab the purpose stands defeated. It is now a mere burden. I prefer not to carry it," he said.

Mr Sidhu was nominated to the upper house earlier this year in a move that was seen as propitiation after he was asked to make way for his party senior Arun Jaitley in Punjab's Amritsar, the seat he had held since 2004.

AAP has also been evasive on Mr Sidhu, with party spokesperson Ashutosh only saying, "How can I reply on his behalf? I have been his fan and he has redefined commentary. In politics, he defeated a heavyweight and was elected to the Lok Sabha."




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AAP Lawmaker Detained For Threatening Woman; Kejriwal Blames PM
24.07.16 - team pt
AAP Lawmaker Detained For Threatening Woman; Kejriwal Blames PM



Amanatullah Khan, a lawmaker from Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party, has been detained by the Delhi Police for allegedly threatening a woman.

Earlier, an FIR was registered against unknown persons after complaint of misbehaviour was filed by a woman against AAP MLA Amantullah Khan.
 
Amanatullah Khan is an MLA from Delhi's Okhla constituency.
 
"We have arrested the legislator today (Sunday) morning as the complainant again informed the police that he was threatening her and also trying to manipulate the evidences,” Additional-- Deputy Commissioner of Police (South East) Rajeev Ranjan said.
 
"We will produce him in court today,” the officer added.
 
A 35-year-old woman has filed a case against AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan on July 20 for allegedly threatening her with dire consequences.
 
A case was registered against the legislator under Sections 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at the Jamia Nagar police station in south Delhi, the officer said.
 
The alleged incident took place on July 10, when the complainant went to the residence of the AAP MLA in South Delhi's Batla House locality after a telephonic conversation with him to complain about poor electricity supply in the area. 
 
One of the legislators's supporters present there allegedly abused the woman and threatened her with dire consequences, the woman said in her complaint.
 
The complainant alleged that the supporter said he was abusing her on the "orders of Khan".

Soon after he was detained today, AAP chief and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted: "Just in - Modi ji arrests one more AAP MLA."

Rejecting the charges against the lawmaker, Mr Kejriwal's party had yesterday released a sting operation video and alleged that she was acting on the directions of police and the BJP.

Earlier this month, Rajendra Kumar, an IAS officer who was Mr Kejriwal's Principal Secretary, was arrested after the CBI accused him of a Rs. 50 crore scam in the purchase of computers by the government.

After his arrest, the Delhi government had accused the Centre of indulging in "political vendetta" and "paralysing" governance. 




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