Amidst Covid-19 Spike, Gujarat Still Holding Religious Processions Shocking The Netizens

As rising corona cases hits the bar, there seems no end to public gatherings in the name of religious processions.
Gujrat seems to be a good example, where a group of devotees defied social distancing and covid regulations to offer prayers.

According to sources, large troops of women gathered at Navapura village in Sanand, Ahmedabad district to offer prayers at the Baliyadev temple.

Reportedly, the devotees believed that the procession would help them get rid of any harm, including Covid, by pouring sacred water from Kalash on their community God Baliyadev.

As the videos of the same storm the internet, netizens get distressed over the blind faith our country is still carrying, considering the fact that, how the country’s healthcare system is crumbling resulting in loss of lives.
Its high time, people should be taking the protocols and regulations seriously to win over the pandemic situation.

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What does the Press Release by All India Muslim Personal Law Board on Ayesha suicide say?

All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has released a statement regarding the issue of dowry in Indian marriages. This has come in the background of a heart wrenching widely circulated pre-suicide video by Aisha Arif Khan, a young girl from Ahmedabad city of Gujarat. In the video, Ayesha is seen expressing her defeat in the battle of married life. Though she doesn’t blame anyone for her suicide, she does refer to evil in humans and one-sided love. After the recovery of her body from the Sabarmati river in Ahmedabad, more evidence has emerged confirming the psychological brutality inflicted on Ayesha by her in-laws.

There are also indications that most of the humiliation meted out to her was because she could not fulfillrelentless dowry demands made by people in her matrimonial home.

The AIMPLB press release contains the strongly worded message by Maulana WaliRahmani, the General Secretary of the board who calls for an honest and sincere introspection by the society in matters like these. He says that Muslims should learn the bitter lesson from the incident and should take all measures to end the social curse of dowry. In the matrimonial home, the girl should get all love and respect. To harass her in the name of dowry, taunting and pressurising her to get money from her home is the worst kind of human behaviour.

In shariah, giving and taking dowry is forbidden, yet unfortunately, people do not desist.

Maulana Rahmani clarified that AIMPLB is trying to resolve this issue at the organisational level and has conducted several awareness programmes in different regions across the country. He makes a general call to all to get associated with these initiatives of the board and exhorts people to make a resolution that they will neither take nor give dowry in any of the matrimonial events. Any demand of dowry puts the girl and her family under a lot of pressure and is extremely demoralising. It is necessary to ensure that sad incidences like these do not repeat or appear in any form whatsoever.

On behalf of AIMPLB, Maulana Rahmani makes a passionate appeal to everyone that they must be conscious of giving the same respect and dignity to the girl in the house like it is usually given to the boy. She must be treated kindly and with love. They should realise that their daughter-in-law is the daughter of somebody and that their daughter will get married to someone eventually. If everyone starts treating daughters-in-law like their own daughters, practices like dowry demands will end. To keep a balance in the society, evils like these must be resisted with full force.

Lastly, he said that suicide does not have a sanction in Islam.As a matter of fact, instances like dowry related suicides and burning the girl to death are much more prevalent in other communities as compared to Muslims. This matter is getting media traction only to peddle false propaganda of widespread suicides among Muslims.


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India's First Seaplane Service Inaugurated in Gujarat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the country's first seaplane service between the Statue of Unity site at Kevadiya Colony to the Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad, marking the 145th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

The seaplane is a Twin Otter 300 registered in the name M/s Spicejet Technic and it will be operated by SpiceJet.

The 19-seater seaplane will be used for flights between the Sabarmati riverfront and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s Statue of Unity in Kevadia as a part of the regional connectivity scheme. The seaplane will be able to accommodate 12 passengers and tickets will cost Rs 4,800 per person.

Meanwhile, the Civil Aviation Ministry has agreed to start a seaplane service between Brahmaputra river in Guwahati, Assam to Umiam river in Shillong, Meghalaya in an effort to promote tourism.

Seaplanes, which are powered fixed-wing aircraft capable of taking off and landing (alighting) on water, can also take off and land on airfields. It is also called as amphibious aircraft.

PM Modi condoles over loss of lives due to fire incident at COVID Hospital in Ahmedabad

Mumbai: In a tragic incident, a fire broke out at Shrey Hospital in Navrangpura area of Ahmedabad on Thursday morning. At least eight people lost their lives and several others injured in the fire incident.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing his condolences took to Twitter saying, “Saddened by the tragic hospital fire in Ahmedabad. Condolences to the bereaved families. May the injured recover soon.”

PM Modi also spoke to the Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani regarding the situation and assured all possible assistance to the affected people.

Following the incident, CM Rupani has ordered a probe that will be led by the Additional chief secretary (home department) Sangeeta Singh. The CM has asked for a report on the matter within the next three days.

On the other hand, Union Home Minister Amit Shah also expressed grief on the accident and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured. Shah tweeted, “Deeply anguished by the loss of lives due to a tragic fire accident at a hospital in Ahmedabad. My condolences and thoughts are with the affected families in this hour of grief. Praying for the speedy recovery of those injured.”

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