Category: Madhya Pradesh

September 15, 2021
MP: Man Beaten up With Hammer for Eloping With a Woman, Police Arrest 2 Accused and Victim

Photo credit: thewire.in New Delhi: A 22-year-old man was brutally beaten up with a hammer in Madhya Pradesh’s Shajapur district for eloping with a woman, NDTV reported. According to the report, a video of the incident shows two men, who are the woman’s father and brother, beating up the victim in the middle of a busy street in […]

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January 29, 2021
Munawar Faruqui's third Bail Plea rejected by MP High Court

Stand-up Comedian Munawar Faruqui's third Bail Plea has been rejected by the MP High Court on Thursday. Munawar Faruqui was arrested by Madhya Pradesh’s Indore Police on 2 January for allegedly making derogatory comments about Hindu deities during his comedy show. The judge has primarily relied on statements by the witnesses in the case, particularly […]

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January 4, 2021
No video evidence against comedian Munawar Faruqui, says Indore Police

Indore Police on Monday denied the presence of video evidence against stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui for hurting religious sentiments. Kamlesh Sharma, the town inspector of Tukaganj Police Station, told the media that the video submitted by the complainant showed another comedian making jokes about the deity Ganesh. “There’s no evidence against Munawar Faruqui for insulting […]

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November 20, 2020
Unable to Pay for Durga Puja, 14 Gond Households Face Social Boycott for 2 Weeks

14 families in Balaghat district of Madhya Pradesh are exclamated from their community for failing to pay 200 INR as donation for Durga Puja. All the families belong to the Gond tribe and have been facing extreme financial crisis owing to the Covid 19 pandemic. This happened in an internal meeting organized on 3 November. […]

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November 18, 2020
Law Against 'Love Jihad' Soon, Says MP Minister

Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra said that the state government would soon bring in a law to counter legislation against "love jihad". A bill may be brought in in the next assembly session itself to tackle "love jihad", Mr Mishra said, adding there will be a provision of five years rigorous imprisonment in it. […]

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November 7, 2020
Saffron-Clad Men Threaten Muslim Retailers Over Selling of Firecrackers

Ahead of Diwali, many Muslim shopkeepers in Dewas district of Madhya Pradesh have been threatened with dire consequences by a right-wing group over the sale of firecrackers bearing the names of Hindu gods and goddesses. In videos that have now gone viral, a group of men with saffron-coloured scarves wrapped around their necks can be […]

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October 2, 2020
Maoist cadres holed up at Kanha National park; top leader Jeeva spotted, Police claims

Guwahati: Kanha National Park, well known for a dense population of tigers is virtually under the control of Maoists, claims Police. The forest ranges over Mandla and Balaghat districts of Madhya Pradesh. Abhishek Tiwari, SP, Balaghat said that previously the corridor was used for movement of the Maoists between Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra. The Maoists have […]

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