Religious leaders spread message of peace
LUCKNOW Imam of Aishbagh Eidgah Maulana Khalid Rashid Farangi Mahli appealed to Muslims to observe fast, take part in special Friday prayers and pray for peace.
He was addressing a conference ‘Paigam-e-Aman’ at Aishbagh Eidgah here on Thursday, where leaders of different faiths also spread the message of peace.
“Violence is not a solution to any problem. Things can be resolved though dialogue,” he said.
The cleric said the state government should hold discussions with public representatives to amicably resolve the issue that has led to large-scale violence across the state.
“The security of this country is our responsibility. We cannot take away the rights of legitimate citizens of the country,” he added.
Rajendra Singh Bagga of Gurdwara management committee, said: “We came from Pakistan but never felt we were outsiders.”
“People should not create barriers on the basis of religion. It is for the state government to ensure that no injustice is meted out to anyone,” he said.
Bagga urged citizens to maintain peace under all circumstances.
Acharya Krishna Mohan said all Indians must live peacefully. “Vandalising public property is not a solution to any problem,” he said.
Former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh was admitted to KEM Hospital in Mumbai on Friday after he complained of chest pain. He is currently in jail in connection with a money laundering case. Notably, the Former Maharashtra Home Minister was arrested by ED in November, last year in connection with the alleged ₹100-crore extortion and money laundering case.
Mussoorie: Three pilgrims including a driver from Maharashtra died while 10 others were seriously injured when the vehicle they were travelling in plunged into a deep gorge at Dabarkot between Orji and Sayana Chatti on the Yamunotri highway night on Thursday night, police said. The pilgrims from Maharashtra were on their way to Yamunotri shrines when the incident occurred, officials said.
An afternoon swim went awry after two boys drowned in the Dodda Gubbi lake in the Kothnur area of Bengaluru on Thursday. Search operations have recovered two bodies so far. A third body is still missing. The other two shouted for help when they couldn't spot the trio. An extensive search followed but failed to recover their bodies and had to be suspended after bad light on Thursday evening.
All the seven candidates in the fray for the biennial election to Karnataka Legislative Council, slated to be elected by the Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs), were on Friday declared as elected "unopposed". The declaration paved the way for the BJP to gain a majority in the Upper House as four out of the seven new members are from the ruling party, two from Congress and JD(S) one.
Bangalore University, which has more than 650 affiliated colleges, has decided to auction off the 50-odd jackfruit trees on its 1,000-acre Jnanabharathi campus ahead of the upcoming jackfruit season. The varsity had tried to auction off the trees last year but did not gain any revenue due to the lack of demand and buyers. The auction is set to take place on May 31 and the university has some rules in place.