Indian Social Forum urges to support SDPI backed candidates in Gram Panchayat polls

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December 20, 2020

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Riyadh: In view to support the SDPI candidates in upcoming Gram Panchayat elections scheduled this month in Karnataka, Indian Social Forum Riyadh Karnataka committee organized an election campaign and new members joining program at Riyadh on 17-12-2020.

The program was held at 2 different locations of Riyadh.

Olaya Block

The program was presided by the Indian Social Forum Olaya Block president Sadakatullah at Istirah Al Dahan. Siraj, Social Forum Karnataka Riyadh General secretary in his opening remark informed that social forum is working in Saudi Arabia since many years resolving the issues of Indian expatriates which includes problems like Labor issues, death cases, Medical assistance, food kits, counselling etc., he further urged the expats to join hands with Social forum and support the moment.

Speaking on this occasion, Indian Social Forum Riyadh Central committee president Haris Mangalore told that Secular parties are fooling the minorities with fake promises and use them as a vote bank tool, whereas fascist BJP is implementing new anti-people policies every day. At this momement SDPI is the only opposition party opposing the anti-people policies of BJP and it is our responsibility to support SDPI.

Block President Sadakatullah also spoke on this occasion, he informed that Demolition of Babri Masjid is the second next massacre in India and on Indian constitution and democracy after assassination of Mahatma Gandhi. 

Hence it becomes our duty to remember this black day and make our younger generation to remember this massacre until the Masjid is constitutionally rebuilt. 

Accepting the ideology of the party, new members were joined and they were welcomed symbolically.
Indian Social Forum Calendar for 2021 was also released on this occasion.

Nihan, Block General Secretary was on the stage, Ashraf Madikeri was master of the ceremony, Hussain Ullal Proposed vote of thanks

Nasriya Block

Social Forum Nasriya Block election campaign was presided by Block President Safwan at Istirah in Exit – 18 Riyadh. Subject presentation was done by Indian Social Forum state committee member Mohammed Naveed, he described about how the constitution is being misused by the fascist forces and also informed that constitution is under threat, he also explained the atrocities being faced by Minorities, Dalits in India and how SDPI is working towards Upliftment of these marginalized sections in the society. He also told that India is the land of villages and development of the villages is the development of the Nation and we all should strive towards developing the villages.
 
He urged the gathering to ask their friends, family back home to Vote SDPI backed candidates in upcoming Grama Panchayat elections to be held in Karnataka. 

Social Forum Karnataka State Committee Vice president Aboobakkar Siddiq also spoke on this occasion and reminded that the demolition of babri masjid is the black spot on the Indian constitution and informed that rebuilding Babri masjid would be strengthening the values of constitution.

New members were joined to the party and they were welcomed symbolically. Farooq Somawarpete, Social Forum state committee member was present at the stage, Ashraf, Block committee member was master of the ceremony, Shahid Proposed the vote of Thanks.

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January 24,2021

Mumbai, Jan 24: Groping a minor's breast without "skin to skin contact" cannot be termed as sexual assault as defined under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, the Bombay High Court has said.

Justice Pushpa Ganediwala of the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court, in a judgement passed on January 19, the detailed copy of which was made available now, held that there must be "skin to skin contact with sexual intent" for an act to be considered sexual assault.

She said in her verdict that mere groping will not fall under the definition of sexual assault.

Justice Ganediwala modified the order of a sessions court, which had sentenced a 39-year-old man to three years of imprisonment for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl.

As per the prosecution and the minor victim's testimony in court, in December 2016, the accused, one Satish, had taken the girl to his house in Nagpur on the pretext of giving her something to eat.

Once there, he gripped her breast and attempted to remove her clothes, Justice Ganediwala recorded in her verdict.

However, since he groped her without removing her clothes, the offence cannot be termed as sexual assault and, instead, constitutes the offence of outraging a woman's modesty under IPC section 354, the high court held.

While section 354 entails a minimum sentence of imprisonment for one year, sexual assault under the POCSO Act entails a minimum imprisonment of three years.

The sessions court had sentenced him to three years of imprisonment for the offences under the POCSO Act and under IPC section 354. The sentences were to run concurrently. The high court, however, acquitted him under the POCSO Act while upholding his conviction under IPC section 354.

"Considering the stringent nature of punishment provided for the offence (under POCSO), in the opinion of this court, stricter proof and serious allegations are required," HC said.

"The act of pressing of breast of the child aged 12 years, in the absence of any specific detail as to whether the top was removed or whether he inserted his hand inside the top and pressed her breast, would not fall in the definition of sexual assault," it said.

Justice Ganediwala further said in her verdict that "the act of pressing breast can be a criminal force to a woman/ girl with the intention to outrage her modesty".

The POCSO Act defines sexual assault as when someone "with sexual intent touches the vagina, penis, anus or breast of the child or makes the child touch the vagina, penis, anus or breast of such person or any other person, or does any other act with sexual intent which involves physical contact without penetration is said to commit sexual assault".

The court, in its verdict, held that this "physical contact" mentioned in the definition of sexual assault must be "skin to skin" or direct physical contact.

"Admittedly, it is not the case of the prosecution that the appellant removed her top and pressed her breast. As such, there is no direct physical contact i.e. skin to skin with sexual intent without penetration," the HC said.  

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January 11,2021

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Actor-producer Anushka Sharma and cricketer husband Virat Kohli became parents to a baby girl on Monday.

Kohli announced the arrival of their first child on Twitter and said both the baby and Sharma were healthy.

"We are thrilled to share with you that we have been blessed with a baby girl this afternoon. We thank you all for your love, prayers and good wishes.

"Anushka and the baby are both healthy and we are feeling beyond blessed to start this new chapter of our lives. We hope that you can respect our privacy at this time. Love, Virat," Kohli said in a statement.

Sharma and Kohli, both 32, recently celebrated their third wedding anniversary.

The couple first met on the sets of a commercial and dated for four years before getting married in a private ceremony in Italy on December 11, 2017. Sharma announced pregnancy in August.

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January 12,2021

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New Delhi, Jan 12: Farmer leaders welcomed the Supreme Court order to stay the implementation of three farm laws on Tuesday, but said they would not call off their protest until the legislations are repealed.

The Sankyukt Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of around 40 protesting farmer unions, has called a meeting later in the day to decide the next course of action.

The farmer leaders said they are not willing to participate in any proceedings before a committee appointed by the Supreme Court, but a formal decision on this will be taken by the Morcha.

"We welcome the court's order to stay the implementation of the farm laws, but we want a complete repeal of these laws, which is our main demand," Abhimanyu Kohar, a senior leader of the Morcha, told PTI.

Another farmer leader, Harinder Lokhwal, said the protest will continue until the contentious farm laws are repealed.

"We do not have faith in the idea of a committee and we have been saying this since the very beginning, when the government had suggested the formation of a committee. But this time, it is the Supreme Court and we will see the functioning of this committee," All India Kisan Sabha (Punjab) vice-president Lakhbir Singh said.

The Morcha issued a statement on Monday, saying the unions are not willing to participate in any proceedings before a committee that may be appointed by the top court.

The Supreme Court stayed the implementation of the controversial farm laws till further orders on Tuesday and set up a four-member committee to resolve the impasse between the Centre and the farmers' unions protesting at Delhi's borders over the legislations.

The committee will look into the farmers' grievances against the three laws.

"We welcome the Supreme Court's decision, but it is still a stay and not a repeal of the three laws. So we will not move from here until the laws are repealed.

"The agitation will continue. We are against the idea of a committee, but there is a difference between a committee formed by the government and a committee formed by the Supreme Court," Bharatiya Kisan Union (Punjab) senior vice-president Manjeet Singh said.

The four members of the committee set up by the apex court are BKU president Bhupinder Singh Mann, Shetkeri Sangathana, Maharashtra president Anil Ghanwat, Pramod Kumar Joshi, director for South Asia, International Food Policy Research Institute, and agriculture economist Ashok Gulati.

The top court has sought the cooperation of the protesting farmers and made it clear that no power can prevent it from setting up a panel to resolve the impasse over the controversial farm laws.

Thousands of farmers, mostly from Haryana and Punjab, have been protesting at several border points of Delhi since November 28 last year, demanding a repeal of the three laws and a legal guarantee to the minimum support price (MSP) system for their crops.

Enacted in September last year, the three laws have been projected by the Centre as major reforms in the agriculture sector that will remove middlemen and allow farmers to sell their produce anywhere in the country.

However, the protesting farmers have expressed their apprehension that the new laws would pave the way for eliminating the safety cushion of the MSP and do away with the "mandi" (wholesale market) system, leaving them at the mercy of big corporates.

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