#NotInMyName rally against lynchings draws massive support in Pune
Former Bombay high court judge BG Kolse-Patil and social activist Teesta Setalvad were among those who led a gathering in the city on Saturday to participate in the #NotInMyName rally organised against the recent lynchings in the country.
The protest was held at Kausar Baug ground in Kondhwa. The two social activists spoke strongly about the lynchings and said that such incidents were aimed at polarising the population with the aim of winning elections. Others who were present at the rally included Salim Shekh, Rahul Ambale, Zayed Khan and Subhash Ware among others.
More than 40 organisations including Muslim Foundation, Indian Muslim Foundation and political parties like the Republican Party of India came together for the peace rally. The rally started from Konark Park in Kondhwa and ended at Kausar Baug.The organisers of the programme asked the participants to respect law and order.
Participants held a number of placards to protest against the lynchings. More than 3,000 people including women and children participated in the rally.
While talking to HT, Teesta Setalvad said, “Recently heard Ramdev Baba now opening his business Ramdev’s Parakram Suraksha Private Limited.He would rope in retired army personnel, para military troopers, and police personnel into his force.Is this move of the government towards privatisation of security forces? She also raised question of Aadhaar data security,she thought Aadhaar data might be given to other countries.She also concern about privatisation of 27 railway station.
A special court last week rejected dismissed Mumbai police officer Sachin Vaze's bail in the money laundering case against former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh. Special judge Rahul Rokade referred to Vaze's statement to the Enforcement Directorate probing the money laundering allegations, saying Deshmukh allegedly gave him a list of 1,750 bars and restaurants and asked him to collect ₹3,00,000 from each for allowing them to operate beyond restricted time and occupancy in the pandemic situation.
In a heartwarming incident, Santosh Kumar Sahu - a beggar from Chhindwara district in Madhya Pradesh - bought a moped for his wife Munni. The bike is worth ₹90,000. Santosh told news agency ANI he got the bike because his wife complained about a backache from sitting on the tricycle he owned earlier. "Now we can now go to Seoni, Itarsi, Bhopal, Indore," he told news agency ANI.
The maximum temperature in Delhi is expected to remain below normal after a fresh thunderstorm. The India Meteorological Department data showed Delhi received 14.6 mm of rainfall till 8:30 am. The fresh thunderstorm was also a result of an active western disturbance, resulting in wind speeds touching around 50 to 60 km per hour around midnight. The thunderstorm began around 11 pm across Delhi and National Capital Region and continued till around 3 am.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead the main event of the eighth International Day of Yoga celebrations on June 21 in Mysuru, Karnataka. As this Yoga day is falling in the "Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav" year, the Ayush Ministry has also planned to observe IDY at 75 iconic locations across the country and is focusing on branding India on a global scale.
After a temple-like structure was found underneath an old mosque on the outskirts of Karnataka's Mangaluru, a Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader has hinted at the possibility of a "Ram Mandir-like campaign" and vowed to continue the legal fight for the premises. A Hindu temple-like architectural structure was discovered in April during the renovation work at Juma Masjid in Malali, on the outskirts of Mangaluru. All Hindus here strongly believe there was definitely a Hindu god.