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Gurmehar Kaur withdraws from protest against ABVP, urges people to join in huge numbers

Days after her picture about the alleged violence by ABVP, went viral, LSR College student Gurmehar Kaur withdrew from the protest against ABVP today.
Gurmehar Kaur (Picture Source: Gurmehar’s facebook account)

Days after her picture and comment about the alleged violence by ABVP (Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad) on Ramjas College Campus last week, went viral, Lady Shri Ram College student and daughter of Kargil war martyr Captain Mandeep Singh, Gurmehar Kaur, today withdrew from the protest against ABVP in New Delhi.

Gurmehar announced her decision on her twitter account earlier this morning. She wrote on Twitter: I’m withdrawing from the campaign. Congratulations everyone. I request to be left alone. I said what I had to say. I have been through a lot and this is all my 20-year-self could take. In another tweet she said, Please go to the march in huge numbers. Best of luck. To anyone questioning my courage and bravery, I’ve shown more than enough. Meanwhile, a large number of students and teachers from DU and JNU as well as Left and AAP-affiliated student groups have joined the protest which started earlier today.

Gurmehar alleged that the ABVP (Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad), which is the student organisation of RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh), tried to violently prevent Jawaharlal Nehru University Students (JNU) from the entering the Ramjas College to attend a programme last week tagging the students as ‘anti-nationals’. She posted a picture on her facebook account with with a pla card. The comment with the picture read:

“The brutal attack on inncocent students by ABVP is very disturbing and should be stopped. It was not an attack on protestors but on attack on every nation of democracy that is held dear in every Indian’s heart. It is an attack on ideals, morals, freedom and rights of every person born to this nation. The stones that you pelt hit our bodies, but failed to bruise our ideas. The profile picture is my way of protesting against the tyranny of fear. If you’re a student in any Indian University, in any Indian state and you wish to protest against ABVP that take a similar selfie and make it your profile picture. Use the hash tag #StudentsAgainstABVP and copy paste this message along with it. It’s time for every student of India to unite! Jai Hind! Jai Democracy!”  

Yesterday, Gurmehar had filed a complaint saying that she had got rape and death threats on social media following which she was given protection from the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW). Swati Maliwal, DCP chief had also informed that Gurmehar gave them the complete list of people threatening her on social media.

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Nitin Gadkari graces screening of ‘Me Vasantrao’ at Sudama Theatre in Nagpur

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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari graced the special screening of Marathi movie ‘Me Vasantrao’ – a movie based on the life of Hindustani classical singer and violinist Vasantrao Deshpande.

The screening was held at Sudama Theatre in Nagpur on Sunday evening in the presence family members, friends and the cast of the movie.

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Mayor Dayashankari Tiwari kicks off polio drive in Nagpur

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Nagpur Mayor Dayashankar Tiwari, on Sunday, launched Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s (NMC) door-to-door polio campaign drive. He, along with Deputy Mayor Manisha Dhawade visited Rognidan Centre in Mahal, Nagpur and inaugurated the campaign by giving polio drops to a toddler.
As per NMC officials, ten Zonal Medical Officers and Ten Health inspectors would visit every house in their respective zones, in order to vaccinate children between the ages of zero-five to immune them against polio.
NMC had recognised Sunday as the official day for polio vaccination. Under Polio Ravivar, they plan to vaccinate more than three lakh kids in Nagpur. They also urged Nagpurkars to vaccinate their children at pulse Polio Booths near their homes from 8 am- 5 pm, on Sunday.
NMC Standing Committee Chief, Corporator Vijay Zalke spoke to Nation Next regarding this campaign and said, This year’s polio drive is going to be bigger than last year. We are planning to vaccinate around 3- 3.15 lakh kids. NMC is bearing the cost of infrastructure and execution. The state government provided us with the doses.
He further stated that there were special teams to vaccinate the homeless during night. ?When it comes to the health of Nagpurkars, money is not a factor we should think about, said Zalke when asked about NMC’s current financial crunch.
As per Zalke, vaccination facility would also be available in slums,, factory areas and other outskirts of Nagpur.

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Congress legislator caught watching porn in Karnataka Assembly

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Congress leader Prakash Rathod, on Friday, was caught on camera while allegedly scrolling through few adult content clips in the State Assembly. This turned out to be a huge embarrassment for both, Congress and Rathod as regional channels aired the video, in which he was ?caught in the act.
The MLC member was present in the house during the proceedings of the legislative council. While the house was in session, Rathod was watching adult content on his smartphone.
However, he threw these charges under the bus and said, I was looking for materials for a question I wanted to ask the government in question hour.
?When I was looking for question material, I deleted too many messages as my phone storage was full. What the media has shown or seen, I don’t know. I would never do such things or see such things, he added.
This was not the first time in Karnataka that such an incident had happened. Back in 2012, three Bharatiya Janata Party ministers were caught on camera allegedly watching adult content in the State Assembly. Following the scandal, they resigned from the state government due to public embarrassment.

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