The accused Maulvi threatened the victim that if she told anything, he would do witchcraft on her entire family, which would harm her family. The police have arrested the accused Maulvi and his brother-in-law.
This incident is of Mau Police Station Kotwali area. According to the news, a Dalit girl was abducted from this area, after which the family members of the girl lodged a complaint in the police station. After investigating the case, the police arrested two accused and recovered the victim. Giving information about this, Circle Magistrate Dhananjay Mishra told that the victim told that she was abducted by witchcraft and intimidation and raped by putting her in confusion. The accused threatened her that if she told anything to anyone, they would do witchcraft on her family members.
Maulvi and his brother-in-law arrested Dhananjay Mishra further said that Hafiz of the mosque and his brother-in-law abducted the girl and took her to the Madrasa of Maharajganj, Siswa, located on the Nepal border, where she was forcibly raped by witchcraft, ghosts and illusions. A case has been registered against both of them under serious sections. He said that this is the episode of December 22, 2022, in which a case was filed on January 1, 2023 by the relatives of the victim in the city police station. Within 2 weeks, the police arrested both the accused and sent them to jail.In this case, the police arrested Hafiz Mohd. Islam and his brother-in-law Mohd. Salman alias Raju has been arrested. Both have been sent to jail. Medical test of both will be done and taken on remand.
Horrific sexual harassment & torture allegations by Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik and Bajrang Punia against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) Chief Brijbhushan and several Chief Coaches. Sports Ministry and MHA should take note and order time bound high-level independent probe.
Actor Karishma Sharma is opening up about her interaction with disgraced media personality, Andrew Tate Dismissing claims that she ‘hooked up’ with him, Karishma said that the two had a little chat and a drink, post which she blocked him on social media after he sent inappropriate messages to her.
“He is lying. We never hooked up. I just wanted to come out and share my side, so that people know that he is a scumbag spreading lies and just wants attention. I was really happy when he was arrested,” Tate has been arrested on charges of human trafficking, rape, and forming an organized crime group.
Sharma recalls meeting Tate and his brother Tristan in around 2014. “When you are from Mumbai, you meet a lot of people as you often go to parties. I happened to meet him at a party at a hotel in Mumbai. When you see a good looking person, you talk to that person, and I got along with him. We had a normal conversation. He told me he has an Indian mother, and we had a few shots,” Sharma shares. The Super 30 (2019) actor further reveals that once Tate got to know that she is an actor he insisted on clicking a picture, the one that’s going viral. “That’s all that happened. (Next) His texts on Instagram were very weird and inappropriate. So I disconnected with him and blocked him once I realised he is a creep and he constantly disses women and I didn’t like the way he spoke about them,” Sharma adds.
The video in contention got tongues wagging, leading Sharma’s friends to start questioning her. “It’s not a thing of shame if you ever hooked up with someone. I would be more than okay to (admit). After 6 years, out of nowhere he posted this. It gave me a lot of anxiety as this (whatever Tate claims) never happened. I don’t know why people are looking at me with that eye of judgement. I have so many messages just saying ‘Oh Andrew Tate’, and I have nothing to do with this guy. Even my friends questioned me and that hurt more. There are people who are very snarky about it, like “Oh you are dating Andrew Tate,’ and it kind of hurts. It pinches you when your own people ask you. My heart just sank when my friend sent me that video,” the 29-year-old opens up.
Sharma’s partner, actor Vivaan Shah has been “supportive” of her amidst all of this. “He said don’t even care about him,” she reveals.
While Sharma has got no chance to confront Tate, she believes he just “wanted attention.” “He wanted me to retaliate. But I’m not in a state to. I have been dealing with anxiety lately. I don’t like to get myself into controversies. He is brainwashing younger men to dislike women. It is bothering me and there are days when I am in tears. I had to talk about it. People say it is okay, but it is not. Once you let it out, you know that you have done your job, then you can take a step back,” she ends.
Pakistan is South Asia’s weakest economy and it will take a herculean effort to pull the country out of poverty, reported Islam Khabar.
Pakistan is in the news for economic meltdown amidst natural disasters, food shortages and poverty. Pakistan had unprecedented floods in July last year, devastating large swathes of farmlands. The forex reserves in the country which hit a new low of USD 4.6 billion would only be enough to pay for foreign import bills for three weeks. The analysts put Pakistan’s need for relief at USD 33 billion.
The world helped then and has renewed its pledge. Moved by the intervention by the UN Secretary-General, better-off nations have come forward with generous commitments of around USD 10 billion. Sensing the urgency, friends including Saudi Arabia and the UAE have chipped in with four billion dollars this month, reported Islam Khabar.
It has been six months since the flood waters ebbed. But on-land traveller (SF Aizaduddin, Dawn January 11, 2023) writes that they remain underwater, with no sign of water management or renewed cultivation. It is understandable up to a point, though. But after so many months, there is an acute food shortage.
Imagine the country with one of the world’s most irrigated fertile wheat-growing land has a shortage of flour and no money to import it. Market reports say a PKR 1200 bag of 20 kg of flour has shot up to PKR 3,00, reported Islam Khabar.
Dragging talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) put PKR at three months low. The Express Tribune (January 12, 2023) quoted a currency exchange expert, “The Pakistani rupee’s fair value is the one prevailing in the black market at Rs 260-270 to a dollar. The government has artificially kept the currency overvalued. It should let market forces determine the exchange rate meet an IMF’s condition.”
Unsurprisingly, warning of another global recession, the World Bank on January 13, 2023 forecasted Pakistan’s economic growth to slow further to two per cent during the current year — down by two percentage points from its June 2022 estimate, reported Islam Khabar.
The new excuse is climate change as if only Pakistan is affected. Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif says the country will need USD 16.3 billion over the next three years for the initial efforts to rebuild and improve its ability to withstand climate change.
The Sharifs earlier called out Imran Khan for ‘begging’. Now Khan is returning the same compliment. He had globe-trotted with a begging bowl, now he asks why Sharif ‘wasted’ money on going to the Geneva conference where aid pledges were made.
‘Begging’ continues, no matter who rules Pakistan. But, the country fails to acknowledge the damage caused by the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor to the fragile Himalayas in Gilgit-Baltistan, reported Islam Khabar.
Farmers are reluctant to increase the area under wheat cultivation because of the delay in the announcement of support prices. They are demanding an “Agri-emergency” due to fertiliser shortage and weak crop outlook. Pakistan Kissan Ittehad (PKI) President Khalid Mehmood Khokhar said instead of boosting domestic wheat production, the government was “supporting farmers of other countries by buying the commodity at higher prices from them,” reported Islam Khabar.
In a report, it said Pakistan’s declining economic output was also bringing down the regional growth rate. It forecast Pakistan’s GDP growth rate to improve to 3.2 per cent in 2024, which would be lower than the earlier estimate of 4.2 per cent.
Amidst the persistent atrocities against Hindus in Pakistan, yet another case of a gang rape brutal murder of a 42-year-old Hindu woman has come to the fore in the Sinjhoro district of Sindh. A Hindu woman named Diya Bheel, belonging to the Bheel community, was gang-raped, beheaded, and her breasts chopped off by unidentified persons. Before dumping her body in a wheat field, the perpetrators also de-skinned the deceased victim’s head.
Reportedly, a sharp weapon was used to cut the body parts of the Hindu woman. The skin and the flesh from the separated head were removed by the murderers, exposing the skull. They also removed the breasts and a large portion of flesh from the chest of the woman, exposing the ribs.
According to a report by My Sanghar, a local news channel, the police are investigating the matter and sniper dogs have been deployed to find leads. Besides, the dead body of the victim has been sent for postmortem. Police have registered FIR, however, none of the accused has been identified or arrested so far.
The deceased victim Diya Bheel belonging to the Bheel tribe was a widow and had five children.
Taking to Twitter Pakistan-based journalist Veengas condemned the horrific incident and wrote, “I am devastated by getting details on the case. Three days ago, in Sanghar Diya, Bheel was decapitated by brutal murder after being raped. The police have not filed FIR, and no person in the Sindh govt or Human Rights orgs bother to speak about it. Hindus never matter to state.”
In another tweet, she updated that an FIR has been registered.
As per media reports, locals of Sinjhoro have staged a protest seeking justice.
Krishna Kumari, a Senator from Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) visited Diya Bheel’s village in Sinjhoro.
Informing about the same she tweeted, “Daya Bhel 40 years widow brutally murdered and the body was found in very bad condition. Her head was separated from the body and the savages had removed flesh of the whole head. Visited her village Police teams from Sinjhoro and Shahpurchakar also reached.”
Hindus, a minority in the Islamic country of Pakistan, are frequently targeted with hatred, kidnappings, rapes, forced marriages, and death. In October this year, a Hindu woman Pakistan’s Punjab was stripped, raped, and tortured for asking for the payment of her daily wages.
As part of its probe into the ISIS team running the online magazine called Voice Of Hind (VOH), the National Investigation Agency (NIA) apprehended an alleged ‘highly radicalised’ ISIS operative from Varanasi. According to the federal agency, Basit Kalam Siddiqui was arrested for his active involvement in the radicalization and recruiting of vulnerable youth from India on behalf of ISIS to wage jihad against the country.
During its searches, the NIA seized incriminating items such as handwritten notes connected to the manufacturing of IEDs and explosive chemicals, mobile phones, laptops, pen drives, and so on.
In a press release, the agency informed that it had conducted two raids on October 19 in Delhi, Varanasi and Uttar Pradesh and arrested Siddiqui, who was in active touch with ISIS ‘handlers’ based in Afghanistan and indulged in content creation, publication and dissemination of ISIS propaganda materials through its magazine ‘Voice of Khurasan’.
On their directions, he was trying to fabricate an explosive ‘Black powder’ and gaining knowledge on the use of other lethal chemical substances to be used for the fabrication of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).
“He was also imparting training on making of explosives, through several Telegram Groups he operated, for carrying out terrorist attacks against Vital Installations and the civilian population. He was also preparing to undertake ‘hijrat’ to Khorasan for joining active ISIS terrorists in combat,” the statement added.
ISIS magazine calls for destroying Idols in India
It may be noted that in January this year, Voice of Hind, the propaganda digital magazine of ISIS released its new edition in which it has gone on to instigate Muslims to “Take back Babri from Hindus”.
Earlier the ISIS magazine’s earlier edition had threatened to break Idols of Gods in India. The cover of this edition showed a computer-generated broken idol of Bhagwan Shiv with an ISIS flag hovering at the apex of the broken statue. Under the idol, the cover said: “It’s time to break false Gods”.
“Spread coronavirus to as many Kuffars as possible to take them down easily and with minimum effort,” the ‘Voice of Hind’ had said in one of its earlier issues. It also mentioned keeping chains, rods, and wires on hand, as well as being ready to choke and bludgeon Kuffars to death.
Voice of Hind and Indian government’s action against the magazine
In February 2020, Al-Qitaal Media Center, a pro-ISIS media outlet and Junudul Khilafah al-Hind launched ‘Voice of Hind’ magazine. According to a report from September 2021 in The Print, National Investigation Agency (NIA) said that the propaganda magazine was being made in a ‘call centre type setup’ in Pakistan and Bangladesh. Qualified graduates and translators work on putting this magazine together.
Initially, it was believed that the magazine originated from Afghanistan, but later with the help of technical experts, they established a link to South Kashmir. The magazine gets edited in Pakistan, and content creators were hired from Maldives and Bangladesh, the report added.
In July 2021, NIA arrested three men from Anantnag, identified as Umar Nisar, Tanveer Ahmad Bhat and Rameez Ahmad Lone, who were accused of collecting and disseminating propaganda content among youth. VOH was being circulated through a complex network consisting of fake online entities and hiding the real identities through VPN. Investigations established links between Indian mobile numbers and those online fake accounts. NIA said that it seized a large number of digital devices such as mobile phones, hard disks, SD cards etc., used in the running of the magazine.
In August 2021, NIA arrested a key Islamic state operative identified as Jufri Jawhar Damudi alias Abu Hajir Al Badri from Bhatkal, Karnataka. Another operative identified as Ameen Zuhaib was also arrested. These arrests were made in connection to the agency’s probe into VOH magazine.
In October 2021, NIA conducted several raids in Kashmir in connection to the publication of the ISIS propaganda magazine.