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Bajrang Dal files police complaint against ‘Muslim women’ for ‘forcefully making Hindu girls wear Burqa’

Left: The pamphlet distributed by Girls Islamic Organization; Right: Muslim women along with others at Walkers Street in Nagpur

Left: The pamphlet distributed by Girls Islamic Organization; Right: Muslim women along with others at Walkers Street in Nagpur

?The decision by some Muslim women from the Girls Islamic Organization (GIO), Nagpur chapter, to celebrate ‘Hijab Day’ on Saturday morning (September 4) at Walkers street in the city has sparked massive controversy. The incident has attracted wrath of Hindu outfits, which have accused the Muslim organization of trying to convert Hindu girls to Islam.

Bajrang Dal has accused the Muslim women of forcing Hindu girls to wear burqa. The Hindu outfit has filed a police complaint against the Muslim women at Sadar Police Station asking police officials to take action against the women and their husbands, who according to the outfit were waiting for the women nearby on bikes.

GIO members reportedly distributed pamphlets asking young girls (age 18 to 25) to join its cause ‘to spread knowledge of Quran and Sunnat.’ The photos of the pamphlets along with some videos went viral on Saturday.

Speaking to Nation Next, Rishabh Arkhel, Vice President, Bajrang Dal, Nagpur, said: “Burqa is banned in so many countries but still these people were celebrating ‘Hijab Day’ in Nagpur asking Hindu girls to wear it. These kind of things eventually lead to ‘love jihad’ and religious conversions. Thankfully, when some of our members reached the spot, the women fled with their husbands.”

Speaking to Nation Next, Amit Bembi, Vice President, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), Nagpur, said: “My friend Sandeep Nair called me in the morning and informed about some burqa-clad women, who were asking Hindu girls to wear Hijab to celebrate Hijab day. When citizens noticed it and asked the Muslim women to leave, they started arguing.”

The video of an elderly citizen in an argument with the Muslim women is in possession with Nation Next. In the video, while the citizen can be heard slamming GIO members, a supposedly Hindu girl aged 17, who was allegedly asked to wear Hijab, can be heard saying that nobody forced her and other girls to wear the Hijab.

Ironically, Arkhel has claimed that the girls denying they were not forced to wear the hijab were not Hindu as well. Arkhel said, “Those girls were not Hindus. They were Muslims pretending to be Hindus as part of pre-planned activity to provoke Hindu girls to wear burqa.”

On the other hand, Bembi termed the actions of GIO as ‘Hijab Jihad.’ He said, “They distributed pamphlets stating Hijab is good for women. It’s their culture; they can follow it. Why ask Hindus to do it? We don’t have any problem with Muslim women wearing Hijab, but why do they need to enforce it on Hindu women?

Such pamphlets by Muslim outfits earlier used to be in Hindi and Urdu. The pamphlets distributed today were in English to entice the youth. This is nothing by ‘Hijab Jihad.’ The agenda is to convert Hindus into Muslims.”

After the incident, Bembi, Nair, Arkhel (Vice President, Bajrang Dal, Nagpur) and Vinod Nair (Pramukh, RSS Nari Suraksha) approached Sadar Police Station seeking action against GIO.

Speaking to Nation Next, Zone II DCP Vinita S said, “We are verifying the allegations made against the organization. Only after we are done with our investigation, we will be able to comment on the matter.”

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NIA raids Nagpur man’s residence at 4 am for suspected terror links with Zakir Naik




Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur
National Investigation Agency – NIA – conducted searches at three locations in Nagpur in its ongoing probe into a case having terror links.

Area in Satranjipura where raids were being conducted

National Investigation Agency – NIA – conducted searches at three locations in Nagpur in its ongoing probe into a case having suspected terror links with Islamic preacher Zakir Naik. The investigation that began at 4 am and concluded at 8 am during the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday, was carried out at Satranjipura and Hansapuri areas of the city. 

Acting on a tip off, the officials raided the residences of the accused for allegedly establishing a contact in Pakistan through their mobile phones. 

The NIA interrogated two people – Akhtar Raza Vald Moh and Ahmad Raza Vald Moh – living near Badi Masjid in Satranjeepura for allegedly chatting with a Pakistani person through WhatsApp. 

The NIA team released Abdul after issuing him a notice and confiscating his phone. The NIA team confiscated Abdul’s mobile phone.. Reportedly, a few days back, both the accused had an argument at an Iftar party that was organised at Badi Masjid so the Lakdganj Police had called them for questioning. 

Zakir Naik is an Islamic preacher, founder and president of the Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) who faces multiple charges of money laundering and hate speech in India. Naik, who has been residing in Malaysia since 2017, is accused of instigating Muslim youth and terrorists in India and abroad to commit terrorist acts.

Also read: Dance enthusiasts, friends pay tribute in loving memory of Tiki Peters in Nagpur

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Dance enthusiasts, friends pay tribute in loving memory of Tiki Peters in Nagpur




Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur

Dance enthusiasts, friends and students came together and paid a heartfelt tribute in the loving memory of renowned western dance teacher late Benedict Peters fondly called as Tiki Peters. Moreover, the get-together also gave a chance to enthusiasts who wished to express their love for dance. The get together was held at Money Plant Terrace in Laxmi Nagar on March 13.

Hosts – businessman Dhananjay Sakharkar and Deputy Executive Editor at ABP Majha Sarita Kaushik – along with other guests, reminisced some memorable anecdotes of Tiki that lifted spirits of all as they went down the memory lane. 

Fondly remembering Peters, Sarita Kaushik told Nation Next, “Tiki was a dear friend for whom Dhananjay and I arranged this small get-together. He was a gifted teacher who danced like no one else. His moves were fabulous; no body could teach better than him. He had a commendable sense of aesthetics when it came to dance. I’m glad his elder sister and brother are equally talented and will continue Tiki’s legacy of excellence.”

Dhananjay, who had known Peters for nearly four decades, said, “My association with Tiki dates back to over 40 years. He taught  us many dance forms including Jive, Salsa, Disco, Ballroom, Waltz, Cha Cha Cha. More than anything else, Tiki was an exceptional human being – with amazing sense of humour! When Tiki passed away, Sarita and I arranged a small party where we served everything that he loved  – veg puff, macarons, cakes, soft drinks and of course music to dance! This was our small gesture for our dear friend who, I’m certain, was smiling from the heavens that evening!”

Tiki Peters, who was brought up in an Anglo-Indian culture – something that was predominant in city’s Mohan Nagar area, passed away in November last year. 

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BREAKING: Gadkari again receives death threat calls from same caller




Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur
The Public Relations Officer of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari again received two death threat calls  today morning (March 21).

Nitin Gadkari

In a rather shocking incident amid the high security C20 conference in Nagpur, the Public Relations Office of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari again received two death threat calls  today morning (March 21). According to the information received, once again there have been threatening calls received in the name of a criminal named Jayesh Pujari alias Jayesh Kantha.

Employees of the senior BJP leader’s office alerted Nagpur Police and security has been beefed up outside the office in Khamla and the leader’s residence on Wardha Road. However, cops are yet to ascertain whether the call was actually made by the same person who had issued death threats to Gadkari in January. 

On January 14 this year, an unidentified extortionist, claiming to speak on behalf of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, threatened to kill Gadkari in an explosion if he didn’t pay him ₹100 crore.

The caller threatened Gadkari though a phone call on the landline number of his Public Relations Office (PRO) at Khamla in Nagpur (around one kilometre away from his residence) at 11:25 am, 11:32 am, and 12:30 pm.

The employees of the office alerted the police after the threat call, where in the caller also threatened to blow up Gadkari’s office. Nagpur Police immediately beefed up the security outside Gadkari’s office and residence. 

It was later revealed that a notorious gangster named Jayesh Pujari had threatened to kill Gadkari by allegedly making the three threat calls illegally using a cellphone while he was lodged in Belgaum Jail at Karnataka. 

In 2016, Pujari had even escaped after breaking the jail. The gangster, in the past too, had threatened several senior officers and other people in a similar manner. 

Also read: NMC spends ₹20 crore on lighting trees for C20 in Nagpur

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