Cycle race in Srinagar spread message of peace, togetherness
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Cycle race in Srinagar spread message of peace, togetherness
India is a country that carries in its abode, incredible stories of peace and brotherhood.
Visuals of a Muslim celebrating Diwali and a Hindu observing Eid often make rounds on social media here.
Celebrating this unity and togetherness between various communities along with promoting a healthy lifestyle, a cycle race was recently organized in Srinagar city of Jammu and Kashmir.
Carrying the message of peace, brotherhood and happiness, around 500 youngsters in Srinagar pedalled their way on the banks on Dal Lake.
Named as 'Pedal for Peace', the race was organised by Jammu and Kashmir Police and was first in more than a year following months of restrictions after the revocation of Article 370 in August 2019 and then COVID-19 induced lockdown from March this year, in the valley.
Along with promoting the spirit of togetherness, the event also aimed to inculcate a healthy lifestyle among the youngsters as they are future of the nation as well as the 'Change makers'.
The event included races for sub-junior boys and girls, junior boys and girls, senior men and women and veteran men.
He appeared all enthused to witness such a huge participation of youth and later distributed prizes among the winners at Police Golf Course in Srinagar.
Events like 'Pedal for peace' not just play a crucial role in creating awareness about health but also help in strengthening the bond of oneness among people no matter which caste or community they belong to.
To refresh the mood amid COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of India (GoI) organised cultural event 'Jashan-i-Chilay Kalan' in Srinagar. It was organised by North Zone Cultural Center, Patiala and Ministry of Culture, GoI. The artists from across Kashmir participated in the event. They performed various Kashmiri folk feats and entertained the audience. Event aimed at promoting artists in the valley who are coping up with pandemic. Audience enjoyed and appreciated the efforts of artists in cultural programme.
Two security force personnel were killed in a terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir. Police said the attack took place on a quick reaction team (QRT) on the outskirts of Srinagar. Following the attack, security forces cordoned off the area and launched a search operation. Police said that QRT came under indiscriminate firing by 3 ultras, who were travelling in a van. The injured jawans were rushed to a military facility in Sharifabad camp where they succumbed.
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Two jawans succumbed to injuries after terrorist attacked security personnel in HMT area near Srinagar on November 26, informed Kashmir IGP, Vijay Kumar. He said, "3 terrorists started shooting at our Army soldiers. Two jawans were critically injured and reportedly succumbed to injuries. Jaish has active movement here, by evening we'll identify the group. Terrorists fled in a car and were armed. 2 are probably Pakistani and one local."
Jammu and Kashmir Sports Council signed a Memorandum of understanding (MOU) to set up Cricket Academy in the UT on November 24. The MOU was signed with Cricketer Suresh Raina. Lieutenant Governor of JandK, Manoj Sinha was also present.
Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha released Shri Mata Vaishno Devi gold and silver coins ahead of Diwali for millions of devotees worldwide. Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB) has developed 2g, 5g and 10g gold and silver coins of guaranteed purity. The event was organised at Raj Bhavan in Jammu on November 09.
Civil Secretariat of Jammu and Kashmir administration opened in winter capital on November 09. Shifting of Union Territory capital from Srinagar to Jammu is nearly 150 years old tradition known as 'Darbar Move'. Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha inspected guard of honour at the Secretariat during annual Darbar move.
Commenting on ongoing 'Love Jihad' row, Samajwadi Party leader and MP from Moradabad, ST Hasan advised Muslim youth to consider Hindu girls as their "sisters". He said "'Love Jihad' is a political stunt...I advise Muslim youth to consider Hindu girls as their sisters. Don't get lured, because a law has been framed under which you can be subjected to tremendous torture. Save yourself and don't get into any temptation or love."
As some BJP ruled states including Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh have been mulling introduction of a law against ‘Love Jihad’, the Allahabad High Court has cancelled a case against a Muslim man Salamat by the parents of his wife, who converted from Hinduism to Islam last year to marry him. ‘We do not see Priyanka Kharwar & Salamat as Hindu and Muslim, rather as two grown-up individuals who out of their own free will and choice are living together peacefully and happily over a year. An individual on attaining majority is statutorily conferred a right to choose a partner, which if denied would not only affect his/her human right but also right to life & personal liberty, guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution,’ The High Court bench said. So how could this verdict be a setback to the BJP ruled states planning a Love Jihad law? Watch this video to find out.
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International karate champion Syeda Falak has decided to serve the people through politics. Falak has joined the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) party. Syeda has been into social activities for the last two years and by raising her voice against injustice. "I have been into social activities since two years, raising my voice against the injustices done across India. I can see how the situation of the country is now. It is time for a change in Indian Politics. Minorities be it Muslims, Dalits, Adivasis and other marginalised communities, they should not be slaves to so called secular parties. They should have their own voice. I want to serve the people and work for the society hence, I decided to join politics," she said. Talking about her past life and achievements, Syeda said, "I started learning Karate at the age of 12. Now it's been 13 to 14 years for my Karate career. I have represented India at many International championships, a winner of 20 National level Karate championships and 22 International level Karate championships and first from Telangana to qualify for World and Asian Karate Championships as well as first from Telangana to win the senior National title. I have also represented India at many world Karate Premium Leagues."
People visited Saputara hill station amid the restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Saputara is the only hill station in Gujarat and it remains overcrowded during the Diwali vacations. This time due to covid-19 people restricted themselves and didn't come to the hill station during Diwali vacations.
Actor Malaika Arora was seen playing cricket with her son Arhaan outside her yoga center in Mumbai on Monday afternoon. The actor, who recently returned from Dharamshala after celebrating Diwali with Arjun kapoor, was seen bowling & batting during her cricket session with her son. The mother-son duo was accompanied by their dog, Casper. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Union minister Smriti Irani took on All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen chief Asaduddin Owaisi over the issue of 'love jihad', a conspiracy to convert Hindu women as alleged by some Hindutva groups. A day earlier, the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh promulgated an ordinance to nullify marriages solemnised with the primary purpose of converting the bride. It also has provisions to punish 'unlawful' religious conversion. Other BJP-ruled states like Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka are also mulling similar laws. Owaisi had called the law violative of the Constitution and a diversionary tactic by BJP. Irani said all Indians should hail legislation aimed at protecting women and their rights. Watch the full video for more.
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Speaking to ANI in Jammu, State Election Commissioner of JandK, KK Sharma spoke on District Development Council (DDC) elections. He said, "Eight-phase DDC elections to be held from November 28 to December 19. All arrangements including security are reviewed and completed. The remote areas to go to polls in first and second phase of polling." "Health Department engaged to implement COVID guidelines," State Election Commissioner added.
Potters and sellers of decorative items in Jaipur are hoping for a good sale this Diwali which is coming under the shadow of COVID-19 pandemic. Recent festivals like Dussehra, Navratri and Eid were impacted by the virus and shopkeepers didn't get expected footfall of customers as compared to previous years. People are also boycotting Chinese products because of the recent standoff between Indian and Chinese troops in Galwan Valley.
At least four terrorists have been gunned down and two police constables sustained injuries in the encounter at Ban Toll Plaza in Jammu on November 19. Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and J-K Police received input about the movement of terrorists from Samba sector towards Nagrota. When the terrorists reached the toll plaza they were trapped and eliminated by the security forces. Total 11 AK-47 rifles and several grenades have been recovered. The encounter broke out between terrorists and security forces on the morning of November 19.
Kashmir's Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar reacted on Nagrota encounter. He said that Pakistan is trying to infiltrate terrorists into India to disturb Panchayat election in Kashmir. He said that Jammu and Kashmir Police and security forces have done good job by neutralising the terrorists. Kumar added that the intention of the killed terrorists was to disturb the elections in the valley. "We are providing security to the candidates and there is no need o worry," he said.
Two unidentified terrorists neutralised in an ongoing operation in Kutpora area of J and K's Shopian on November 10. The troops of 178 Battalion CRPF along with the Indian Army and Jammu and Kashmir Police conducted a joint cordon and search operation in Shopian. Brief exchange of fire occurred between the troops and the terrorists at 6 am, this morning.
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People in large numbers participated in the 'Pedal for Peace' cycle race organized by J-K's police in Srinagar on October 11. The Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Khan and IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar..