Muslim story writer, accused of insulting God, attacked in Kerala

July 26, 2016

Kochi, July 26: A young Muslim writer was assaulted by a group of unidentified youths in the Palakkad district of Kerala for allegedly insulting God in the title of his new collection of short stories.

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The incident took place on Sunday night.

Reports on Tuesday said that 26-year-old P Jimshar was attacked when he was waiting at a bus-stop at Koottanadu in the district.

Jimshar's collection of short stories - Padachonte Chithra pradarshanam (God's Photo Exhibition) - is slated for release on August 5.

The writer has landed in a soup since the word 'Padachon' means Allahu (God) in Malayalam.

Based on Jimshar's complaint, the police have registered a case of assault against a man named Jaffar and three unidentified people.

IN his complaint to the police, the writer said that he was waiting for a bus when a man came up to him and said he knew the him.

“He took me a little away from the bus stop and asked, Will you write derisively about Padachon?' Then I was kicked in the chest. Three others also joined him and attacked me. Locals took me to hospital,'' he said.

He, however, added that Padachonte Chithra Pradarshanam has nothing to do with God, and that the title is one of the nine stories in the book.

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Mohammad.n
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Tuesday, 26 Jul 2016

Guys, dont over react as if you guys follow your scripture 100%!
worshiping idols or pictures, beating inhumanly daliths and muslims for cow, are these in ur scripture?
Nobody has right to take law in their hands, muslims or hindus. Any such or cow issues raise it to police.
I hope its clear to all of u assuming everyone has common sense. Stop targeting based on religion.

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October 22,2020

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Bengaluru, Oct 22: The maiden trial run of the first electric bus of the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation began in the city on Thursday.

Deputy Chief Minister Laxman Savadi, who holds the transport portfolio, was part of the maiden ride from Shantinagar bus stand to Vidhana Soudha.

Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa who inspected the bus at the Vidhana Soudha, expressed his pleasure over the initiative of the BMTC.

Later, speaking to reporters, Savadi said the 12-metre long, 35-seater electric bus is fully air-conditioned, which has an automatic gearbox.

The bus has the capacity to run about 200 to 250 km in a single charge with an air-conditioner in the traffic conditions.

According to a statement issued by the BMTC, the bus that can operate with 100 to 125 passenger consistent load has wheelchair provision with kneeling feature for specially-abled and senior citizens.

The vehicle has various other features like USB charger provision for mobile charging, emergency alarm, stop buttons and emergency exits for safety purposes, the officials said adding that the electronically controlled air suspension with disc brakes at front and rear adds to its safety.

The Department of Heavy Industries (DHI) of the Government of India has sanctioned 300 electric buses to the BMTC for operational cost model under the Phase-2 of FAME India scheme, the statement read.

Under the scheme, the DHI will provide a maximum demand incentive of Rs 55 lakh for each bus.

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October 11,2020

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Mangaluru, Oct 11: In a bid to stop illegal cattle trafficking, police opened fire on the accused in a vehicle on the narrow Shirthady-Moodbidri Road on the outskirts of the city toddy morning. 

According to police, the traffickers rammed the hatchback into a police jeep and other occupants forcing Police Inspector Dinesh Kumar to fire two rounds – one in the air and other at the hatchback.

The incident took place at around 4.45am under Moodbidri police station limits. Vikash Kumar Vikash, the city police chief who hailed the action by the PI, said that police on rounds directed a speeding Maruti Ritz car to slow down for inspection. 

“The driver ignored the signal and attempted a quick getaway by reversing the car. When the PI chased the car that was reversing in his jeep, the driver stopped the car and suddenly moved forward and rammed the jeep.”

“The traffickers escaped under cover of darkness when the PI opened fire with his service pistol to prevent the gang from attacking him. 

“The traffickers had removed the back seat of the Ritz and had used the space to cram in six cows. Police recovered talwars, sticks, ropes and tarpaulin used to camouflage the cattle.”

“We have identified the traffickers and stringent action will be taken against them,” he said adding the accused fled in a Maruti Omni that was trailing the hatchback.

Police have seized the hatchback and are verifying its ownership, Vikash Kumar said. A case under attempt to murder (307), rash and negligent driving (279) and assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty (353) of IPC and Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Act at the jurisdictional Moodbidri police station to a complaint from Dinesh Kumar, the city police chief, added.

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October 24,2020

Bantwal, Oct 24: Within a day after the cold-blooded murder of rowdy-sheeter Farooq in Bantwal taluk, the cops today managed to arrest one of the accused in the case after opening fire at him at Gundya. Two more accused managed to escape. 

The arrested has been identified as Khaleel, a native of Kalladka, who was residing at Nanadavar for past few years. He suffered injuries. Bantwal rural police sub-inspector Prasanna also reportedly suffered injuries during the arrest. Both were hospitalised.

Khaleel and his two accomplices are prime suspects in the murder case of Farooq, who was hacked to death yesterday at Melkar while he was riding a motorbike. 

Acting on a tip off, the police chased the accused from Bantwal in a vehicle. According to police, Khaleel suddenly attacked on the police with a dagger at Gundya in escape bid. Bantwal town station police sub-inspector Avinash, fired at the accused.

Police sub-inspectors Avinash and Prasanna managed to arrest Khaleel. However, his accomplices including Hafeez escaped. 

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