Kashmiri Separatist leader Yasin Malik, has begun a hunger strike in Delhi’s Tihar Jail seeking a fair trial in his case. Malik’s decision to begin a hunger strike comes after the government did not respond to his plea seeking personal appearance in two cases.
Malik, 56, the chief of the banned Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), has moved an application with the central government seeking personal appearance in two cases. Malik is facing trial in cases related to the 1989 abduction of Rubaiya Sayeed, daughter of then Union home minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, and killing of four Indian Air Force (IAF) officials in 1990. Malik, had written to the government for a physical appearance before the special Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act (TADA) court.
A statement quoting JKLF spokesperson Muhammad Rafiq Dar stated that a meeting of the ‘supreme council’ of the outfit had termed the non-presentation of Malik in courts as ‘illegal, inhumane and undemocratic.’
Dar said Yasin Malik had originally decided to begin the hunger strike from July 12, a day before the last court hearing, which he postponed for 10 days on the request of Tihar jail authorities so that they had some time to take up the issue with concerned higher authorities.
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Lata Mangeshkar’s 93rd birthday anniversary: Life story of ‘nightingale’
Today would have been late singer Lata Mangeshkar’s 93rd birthday. The ‘Queen of melody’ passed away on February 6, 2022. On her birth anniversary, Nation Next brings you her life story.
When Lata Mangeshkar got offended by Dilip Kumar and didn’t speak to him for 13 years
Nightingale of India, late Lata Mangeshkar and legendary actor late Dilip Kumar were known to share a special bond. So much so that the Queen of Melody would also tie rakhi to the latter. She was among the close ones who visited the late actor during his last days. But do you know the reason why their relation had gone sour, as a result of which they did not speak for 13 long years?
The story dates back to the time when Lata Mangeshkar was to sing ‘Laagin Naahi Chhute’ for the film Musafir, in 1957. At that time, Kumar told music composer Anil Biswas, “The Urdu of Marathis (Maharashtrians) is like dal and rice.” This offended the veteran singer, after which she decided to hone her Urdu speaking skills.
After 13 years when they met in 1970, the veteran singer remarked, “You know, Yusuf saab, I’d always heard you loathed me for being one up on you while recording the Laagi Naahin Chhute Rama duet with you in Musafir. But I only sang the way I can’t help singing any number.”
To this, Kumar gleefully asserted, “It’s precisely because you can’t help singing the way you do that my family and I adore you! How possibly could I loathe a voice so heavenly!”
On February 6, 2022, due to COVID-induced prolonged illness, the illustrious singer passed away in Mumbai.
— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) July 7, 2021