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Plea in SC seeks judicial inquiry on gangster Rakesh Pandey’s encounter

Brijesh Pandey

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A PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking judicial commission inquiry into gangster Rakesh Pandey›s encounter by the Uttar Pradesh police. Questioning the encounter, the petitioner asked how UP Police had suddenly received information about Rakesh Pandey and carried out an encounter if they had been unable to find him for several years before that.

The petition claimed that Uttar Pradesh Police is trying to become a “daredevil” and the supremacy of the Constitution, judiciary and rule of law is at stake due to this.

The petitioner also alleged that the police’s version of events is fictional and false, saying, “It is beyond imagination, the police version, and their conduct leaves several doubts, which requires enquiry. The police create such a situation so that killing could be justified as a real encounter. They kill a person intentionally and then convert it to an encounter because there has been the history of fake encounters in our country done by the police, in which the only reason they give is that ‘when we went to capture the accused, he opened fire and we also fired in retaliation’, and thus the accused/person is killed in an encounter.”

“The few well-known examples are the Ishrat Jahan encounter case in 2004 Gujarat, Sohrabuddin encounter case in 2005 Rajasthan, Dara Singh encounter in 2006 Rajasthan, Hyderabad encounter case in 2019 Telangana, Vikas Dubey and his other relatives’ case in 2020 Uttar Pradesh. It is also part of the history that 90% of encounter cases have been proven fake or doubtful. The public does not support criminals in society but the public also does not support the police committing illegal activities. There are cases reported about police acting dishonestly, killing the rivals of a party in fake encounters by receiving money or gratification. Cases are also reported about implicating a person in false cases and preparing the criminal antecedents and then encountering him by showing that he had been involved in many criminal cases. The law does not permit such activities. The police officials almost go unchecked and unpunished and thus they are encouraged to violate the Rule of Law,” the petition added.

Gangster Rakesh Pandey was gunned down by the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force on Sunday in an encounter near Sarojini Nagar Police Station in Lucknow. Pandey was an accused in the 2005 murder case of BJP leader Krishnanand Rai and was carrying a bounty of Rs 1 lakh on his head. A wanted criminal, accused of many heinous crimes of over 20 cases of murder and loot, Rakesh Pandey alias Hanuman Pandey was a resident of UP’s Mau district. He was also said to be the main shooter of strongman Mukhtar Ansari and was also close to gangster MunnaBajrangi alias Prem Prakash.

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Why only PFI? A Congress MP calls for a ban on RSS Published

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A Congress MP, Kodikunnil Suresh, from Kerala on Wednesday compared the Popular Front of India with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). This statement came after a ban on PFI by the central govt. He demanded a similar ban on RSS for perpetuating “Hindu communalism.”

Lok Sabha MP’s remark came in the wake the in the wake of the ban by the central government issued through a notification late on Tuesday on Popular Front of India and its affiliates for having ‘terror links.”

The MP further said that the ban on PFI is not a remedy and demanded a ban on RSS as well for spreading Hindu Communalism throughout the country.

“So both the RSS and PFI are equal. The government should ban both. Why only PFI? RSS is also doing the majority communalism,” he said.

“Wherever majority communalism is there, then minority communalism is also coming up. So ultimately both (majority and minority) communalism is dangerous. It is dangerous for the country. So the government should ban both. Otherwise no result,” the Congress Lok Sabha chief whip added.

The NIA had arrested over 106 members of the PFI during its largest-ever raids spread across 15 states on September 22.

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Tuesday night made the announcement through a notification declaring “the PFI and its associates or affiliates or fronts as an unlawful association with immediate effect”.

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Don’t visit Indian parts that border Pakistan, warns Canada, due to “landmine threats”

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Canada has issued a bizarre travel advisory to its citizen regarding travelling to India. It advises not travelling to parts of Gujarat, Punjab and Rajasthan which share a border with Pakistan due to the “presence of landmines” and “unpredictable security situation.”

The advisory states, “Avoid all travel to areas within 10 km of the border with Pakistan in the following states due to the unpredictable security situation and presence of landmines and unexploded ordnance: Gujarat, Punjab Rajasthan,” The travel advisory put out by the Canadian Govt also asks its citizens to be extra cautious while travelling in India due to “threat of terrorist attacks throughout the country.”

It also urges people to avoid non-essential travel to Assam and Manipur “due to the risk of terrorism and insurgency.”

Incidentally, India had on September 23 issued an advisory for Indian nationals and students in Canada to remain vigilant amid increasing incidents of crimes and anti-India activities in the country.

“There has been a sharp increase in incidents of hate crimes, sectarian violence and anti-India activities in Canada. The Ministry of External Affairs and our High Commission/Consulates General in Canada have taken up these incidents with the Canadian authorities and requested them to investigate the said crimes and take appropriate action,” the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement.

“In view of the increasing incidences of crimes as described above, Indian nationals and students from India in Canada and those proceeding to Canada for travel/education are advised to exercise due caution and remain vigilant,” the statement added.
The advisory also said Indian nationals and students from India in Canada may also register with the High Commission of India in Ottawa or the Consulates General of India in Toronto and Vancouver through their respective websites, or the MADAD portal madad.gov.in.

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Owaisi opposes PFI ban, says ‘every Muslim youth will now be arrested’

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The leader of AIMIM, Asaduddin Owaisi, criticised the Popular Front of India’s five-year suspension while making it clear that his stand is not in favour of PFI either.

From his opposition to the UAPA, he said a draconian ban of this kind is dangerous as it is a ban on any Muslim who wishes to speak his mind. “The way India’s electoral autarky is approaching fascism, every Muslim youth will now be arrested with a PFI pamphlet under India’s black law, UAPA,” he tweeted.

Muslims have spent decades in prison before being acquitted by courts. I have opposed UAPA & will always oppose all actions under UAPA. It runs afoul the principle of liberty, which is part of basic structure of the constitution,” Owaisi tweeted. 

Owaisi claimed that this case will follow the timeline of Siddique Kappan, a journalist from Kerala who was detained in 2020 while heading to Hathras, where any activist or journalist is unjustly imprisoned and it takes two years to even obtain bail. To report the gangrape and murder of a Dalit woman, Kappan was heading to Hathras. The Uttar Pradesh government filed charges against him under the UAPA. After serving two years in prison, Kappan was released on bail in 2022.

“How come PFI is banned but organisations associated with convicts of Khaja Ajmeri bomb blasts aren’t? Why has govt not banned right wing majoritarian organisations?” Owaisi said.

Owaisi said he always opposed PFI’s approach but he can’t support the ban on the PFI. “Actions of some individuals who commit crime does not mean that the organisation itself must be banned,” the Hyderabad MP said.

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Centre orders the blocking of PFI websites, social media accounts, and affiliates

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People familiar with the development said that hours after the Popular Front of India (PFI) and its eight affiliate or frontal organisations were banned under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), the Centre issued a “takedown” order to block these organisations’ websites and social media accounts so that they could not propagate their activities.

The official websites, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram accounts, YouTube channels, or any other online presence of PFI, Rehab India Foundation (RIF), Campus Front of India (CFI), All India Imams Council (AIIC), National Confederation of Human Rights Organization (NCHRO), National Women’s Front, Junior Front, Empower India Foundation, and Rehab Foundation (Kerala) are being permanently blocked as part of the “takedown” order, and contents posted by them are being removed.

PFI, RIF, and AIIC websites had already been blocked at the time of filing this report. Others are being processed on the orders of the Department of Telecommunications, based on referrals from central agencies, according to an unnamed official.

According to this source, references are being sent to social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter to remove their accounts and any content related to PFI, which is now a terror organisation.

PFI, as an “illegal association,” will not issue any press statements through any official channel.

Furthermore, according to a second official familiar with the situation, official WhatsApp accounts linked to PFI, CFI, RIF, and other affiliates will be monitored, and any anti-national activity will be prosecuted.

According to the second officer, if the PFI or any of its affiliates open any proxy social media accounts or websites for their activities, those can now be blocked as well.

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Why Whatflix is the best LMS for corporate training?

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For a considerable period of time, the concept of corporate training has evolved, around LMS that turn out to be functional in nature. It would be good for compliance, along with formal training, as it is not taking the level of learning to the next level. Companies are experiencing a visible drop in learning rates. With skills gaps widening, it has gone on to become inevitable, and the best LMS for corporate training would be of help. The term AI would be for most of us could conjure the image of robots capable of serving. Let us figure out the benefits

The learning pathway is personalized

As far as the future of learning and development is concerned the future appears to be personalization. No longer the one-size-fits approach is bound to work for all. With the aid of machine learning and artificial intelligence, learning and development would be able to figure out human behaviour. There are certain types of behaviour that warrant a better response from the end of the users. Apart from this, there are intelligent content creation systems that collect data from multiple web and internal sources. With an AI-based module it would be able to share feedback and cater to the needs of each and every employee.

Training is to be reinforced and goes on to enhance the competition rate

A trend that emerges is that learners end up forgetting 90 % of the things that they have gone on to learn. The worst part is that all of them tend to be within a week. It is with the aid of micro tools like Whatflix that does help to address the gaps in a major way. Just imagine a session where an employee is taking part in a video session and they do not have an idea on how to use them. Then an interactive whatflix video will guide them about the process in detail.

They are also able to figure out the learning obstacle of the user and the guided walkthrough goes on to provide them with relevant information catering to their tastes. The best part is that their integration is possible with your LMS tool so that you are in a position to track on how the users are engaging with an inbuilt app. AI is bound to make learning concise and personalized so that it has a major role to play in enhancing competition rates.

Content is to be developed in terms of a scale

The creation of content at a dynamic scale works out to be important for a business that follows an agile approach. Tools like whatflix would go on to integrate with the various sources and goes on to provide the best form of content for your app. It is helpful when it goes on to automate the entire content in a series of steps. But come the next wave of content would focus more on developing machine learning. AI is expected to cope up with the demand of fresh content for the needs of your organization.

The focus is more on human interactions

Due to the fact that skills tend to have a shorter life than before the need of the hour is to be conducing training sessions on a regular basis. Here the game changers turn out to be AI virtual monitoring tools that go on to automate repeated tasks. What it does is that provide free time to the L and D department as they can divert their time on tasks that require attention. An example in this regard would be a face to face training session.

The effectiveness of the training is measured

It goes on to track the progress of the learner on a recurring basis. Hence the need of the hour is to formulate a program based on the needs of the learner that incorporates MI and AI. The leaders are able to obtain inputs on key parameters, such as employees learn and obtain feedback in an amicable manner.

An example is that if you find that there is a  drop in the value of a course, AI can figure out the reasons on why this turns out to be the case.

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What Bibles Do Non-Denominational Churches Use?

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Non-denominational churches are a growing movement, and they’re reaching out to diverse groups of people to give them the church they want. What denominations do they follow? Who supplies their Bibles? In this article, we’ll explore non-denominational beliefs and practices.

The Bible Isn’t About Denominations or Non-Denominational Belief Systems 

The Bible is our guide for living out our faith in today’s world. It’s not about what church you go to, what church you belong to, or even if you’re a member of any church at all. The Bible is not just for Christians, but also for non-Christians who want to know God and follow Him.

When Does a Non-Denominational Church Become a Denomination?

A group of people who want to form a new church will often refer to themselves as “non-denominational” because they do not want to be associated with any particular religious group or organization. However, when they start growing in numbers and experience an increase in attendance, they may decide to become more formally organized so that they can be better able to meet the needs of their members and gain access to government funding.

What are the Beliefs of a Non-Denominational Church?

Non-denominational churches are churches that have no particular affiliation with a certain denomination. They are typically formed by people who have left their previous denominations, and they may also have a high number of members who have been members of other denominations. The beliefs of a non-denominational church include the belief in God and the Bible, but it is not limited to those two things.

How Do You Know if a Church is Non-Denominational?

The first thing to consider is whether or not the church has a statement of faith. If it does, then you can be certain that they are following the Bible and not some other book.

If a church has a statement of faith, then it will be listed in the “About” section of its website. This means that if you go to their website and click on “About Us” you should see it.

The second way to find out if a church is non-denominational is by looking at its beliefs. In most cases, non-denominational churches believe in God and accept Jesus Christ as their savior.

To determine if a church is non-denominational, all you have to do is look at its teachings and see if they match up with what Jesus taught us in the Bible.

What Bibles Do Non-Denominational Churches Use?

Non-Denominational churches are a growing trend in American Christianity. The term is used to describe churches that do not affiliate with any specific denomination and instead choose to be part of a broader Christian community. 

The most common religious texts for non-denominational churches include the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV), the New Living Translation (NLT), and the New King James Version (NKJV). Other versions of the Bible are also popular among these congregations, although they are typically used alongside one of these translations when reading from scripture during services.

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