Muslim body from Mumbai asks Centre to clear stand on Trump’s Jerusalem move
Asking the India government to clear its stand on the US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat (AIMMM) on Friday said it was opposing Trump’s declaration.
“We are having an in-house meeting to discuss the issues concerning Jerusalem because it violates Oslo agreement,” said SM Mallik, executive member, AIMMM (Mumbai).
The Oslo Accords is an agreement signed between the State of Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) on September 13, 1993, at the White House. It was supposed to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict over staking claim to Jerusalem.
Calling the Trump’s decision ‘unjustified and irresponsible’, AIMIM said the US move violate previous peace efforts initiated on various international platforms.
“President Trump just destroyed every possibility of a two-state solution. It shattered decades of diplomacy and disrupted the Arab-Israeli peace talks. The 1967 borders must be respected and Jerusalem must remain the capital of Palestine,” said Saeed Khan, vice president, ad hoc committee of AIMMM (Mumbai).
The members also asked the Indian government to clear its stand, like it did in case of Non-Aligned Movement — wherein India formed a bloc of nations who did not support either US or Russia — because the relations with Palestine dates back to pre-Independence era. AIMMM also extended its support to an online petition ‘Jerusalem must remain the capital of Palestine’, which has garnered more than 14 lakh votes so far.
“The government of India must take a note of it. The Indian policy has been in favour of Palestine since we believe in human rights and justice. It is time for the government to come forward and support the Palestinians and oppose the declaration made by Trump,” Saeed said.
Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar had said that India’s position on Palestine was “consistent and independent” and not determined by a third country.
This comes after Trump’s declared that the US would officially recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and shift its embassy from Tel Aviv, while projecting it as a “long overdue recognition of reality”.
The Karnataka High Court has quashed the notice of ₹69 lakh in betterment charge the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) demanded from the 150-year-old Good Shepherd Convent here. The school sought to build an additional four floors on an existing 100-year-old building on its campus. But the BBMP calculated betterment charge on the entire 23 acres of land. The Good Shepard Society/ School stands on 23 acres “in the heart of the city.”
Senior politician Basavaraj Horatti, who recently resigned as the Chairman of Karnataka Legislative Council and MLC, on Wednesday joined the BJP. He joined the party in the presence of C C Patil among others, former Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar, BJP national General Secretary C T Ravi, Ministers R Ashoka, Govind Karjol, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai. He is likely to be fielded as the BJP's candidate for the upcoming MLC polls from West Teachers' constituency.
In a suspected case of suicide, a 32-year-old IT professional was found dead inside his rented apartment in a group housing society here, police said on Wednesday. The body was found hanging from a rope inside the fourth-floor apartment of the society in Sector 74, under Sector 113 police station limits, on Tuesday night, officials said.
The elephants are allowed to bathe twice a day, which often goes up to three times during severe heatwave. Their day goes by rolling in the mud pond and bath pond. And the time to leave from here is decided only at their own will. Visitors can often spot the white tigress, Rani, lounging in the open. And whenever in her enclosure, she too gets coolers to keep her cool.
The Calcutta high court on Wednesday ordered former West Bengal education minister Partha Chatterjee to appear before the Central Bureau of Investigation by 6 pm today in connection with the alleged irregularities in recruitment of teachers and group D staff in government schools.