SC directs J&K Govt. to produce jail records of 1965 POK detenus

Division Bench of the Supreme Court of India comprising JJ Mr. Mr. R.M. Lodha, Mr. J. Chelameswar & Mr. Madan B. Lokur today directed the counsel of J&K State to produce the original record of the jail in connection with the imprisonment and detention of the prisoners of war allegedly arrested in 1965 in Poonch Sector. A petition has been filed by State Legal Aid Committee on the request of the relatives of POK prisoners alleging that they were arrested by the Govt. of J&K in 1965 and since then they have remained in illegal detention in Jammu Central Jail. [Read more…]

Bhim pleads for restoration of minority character to AMU

Addressing a special conference of AMU Students held at the Constitution Club, New Delhi, Prof. Bhim Singh an old boy of the Aligarh Muslim University urged Dr. Manmohan Singh, the Prime Minister of India for his urgent intervention for the restoration of minority character of AMU. He said that AMU symbolizes secular character of India and has contributed a lot towards building a secular democratic face of India. He described the 1981 decision to abrogate the minority character of the AMU and demanded that the blunder should be rectified. He hoped that Parliament shall take this initiative during the budget session this year to enact a fresh law for the restoration of the minority character of the university. [Read more…]