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Instant triple talaq not part of Quran, why it can’t be declared sinful: Supreme Court

Khabar Bureau
NEW DELHI: Terming instant triple talaq as a later-day practice and not part of the Quran, the Supreme Court on Wednesday questioned why the custom shouldn’t be banned. The court cited some Islamic clerics describing the practice as sinful additions to the holy book before drawing the conclusion.
“If biddat is sin, then why not talaq-e-biddat (instant triple talaq),” the court said in response to the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) argument in favour of triple talaq, a divorce practice that has been challenged by several women as biased.


60 percent Indians give thumps up to three years of Modi government

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Debunking all speculations about perceived loss of confidence with regard to issues such as law and order, inflation and employment, 60 per cent Indians the incumbent Narendra Modi government stood up to their expectations. According to an online poll marking completion of BJP-led government’s three years at the Centre, it has “either met or exceeded expectations” of 61 per cent of the people who were surveyed.
The poll was conducted by LocalCircles, an online citizen engagement platform.


Kulbhushan Jadhav case: At CJI, India calls for suspension of death sentence

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Making an appeal to the International Court of Justice to pass interim orders to Pakistan restraining it from carrying out the death sentence awarded to former navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav by its military court, India on Monday demanded immediate suspension of the death sentence.
India also sought a declaration that the sentence handed out to Jadhav was in violation of the Vienna Convention.


India exudes confidence as ICJ hears Kulbhshan Jadhav case

Khabar Bureau 
There is a ray of hope for the Kulbhshan Jadhav, an Indian sentenced to death by Pakistani military court in a case if espionage, as the International Court of Justice (ICJ) is holding public hearings in the case on Monday. India had approached the ICJ terming the move as "egregious violations of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations". 
Exuding confidence in India’s case, Attorney General of India Mukul Rohatgi called Pakistan’s move a violation of all rules, both in trial and human rights. The case has brought India and Pakistan face-to-face at ICJ.
Pakistan accused Jadhav of spying for India's Research And Analysis Wing (RAW). 
The public hearings will be held at the Great Hall of Justice in Peace Palace at The Hague in Netherlands. Both the countries will present their case. The Indian officials, who will be arguing the case, are expected to raise the point that India was denied consular access to Jadhav even after repeated requests and also details related to his case were not shared with the Indian authorities as well. 
"The hearings will be streamed live and on demand (VOD) on the Court's website (, as well as on UN Web TV, the United Nations online television channel," states a notification issued by ICJ. 
On May 9, a day after India moved a petition in ICJ, the court had asked Pakistan to hold off Jadhav's death sentence until the hearings in the case. 
Senior lawyer Harish Salve is arguing the case for India at the ICJ. 
Jadhav was apprehended by Pakistani officials on March 3, 2016. The Pakistani Army claimed that he was arrested in Saravan but conflicting claims were made by Baloch leader Sarfaraz Bugti who said that Jadhav was picked up from Chaman in Balochistan. 
Meanwhile, India has so far maintained that Jadhav was kidnapped by Pakistani officials from Iran. To corroborate its claims, Pakistan released a video of Jadhav confessing to his 'crimes' in the same month. Questioning the authenticity of the video, India accused Pakistan of using torture to force Jadhav into accepting to have spied for RAW in Pakistan.


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Mishra says AAP lied on donations; AAP says BJP using him

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Suspended AAP leader Kapil Mishra on Sunday accused AAP of lying to the Election Commission (EC) about donations and laundering money through shell companies before he fainted midway through the presser and was hospitalised. The AAP dismissed the charges as a "conspiracy" by the BJP and said the latter was shooting from the sacked minister's shoulder. Mishra alleged that the AAP had over Rs 45 crore in its account in 2013-2014, but in its declaration to the poll panel, it showed only Rs 9 crore, thereby concealing around Rs 36 crore.