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Mehbooba Mufti daughter writes to Amit Shah

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Mehbooba Mufti daughter writes to Amit Shah

Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti’s daughter Iltija Mufti has written a letter to Union Home Minister Amit Shah over the restrictions on the people in Kashmir Valley.

In the letter, she said that while the country was celebrating Independence Day, Kashmiri people were being “caged like animals” and “deprived of basic human rights”.

Iltija Mufti also said that visitors were not allowed to meet her and called it “odd” since she was not affiliated to any political party.

She also said she was informed by security personnel that she had been detained because of her interviews to media, and was “threatened with dire consequences”.

“I’d be most obliged if you could kindly throw light on the laws under which I’ve been detained and for how long,” Iltija Mufti told Amit Shah.

“Do I need to seek legal recourse?” Iltija Mufti concluded saying it was “suffocating and humiliating” to be treated in this manner “for stating the inconvenient truth”.

In the end, Iltija said that she has not posted the letter as Postal services are suspended.

Kashmir remained shut for the 12th consecutive day on Friday, even as the authorities relaxed restrictions on the movement of people in Srinagar.

“Restrictions on the movement of people have been eased in most parts of the Valley. The situation so far has remained peaceful,” a senior official of the state administration said here.

He said while the deployment of security forces on the ground remains as earlier, people were allowed to move around the city and other towns.

Kashmir was placed a under a total clampdown on August 5, hours before Union Home Minister Amit Shah announced in the Rajya Sabha that the special status for the state had been revoked.

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Kiren Rijiju posted P Chidambaram’s old video on unifying language, Again triggered language conflicts

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Some minister Amit Shah’s comments, in which he pitched for making Hindi a common language in the country, has re-ignited the debate on ‘Hindi imposition’ with political leaders, particularly those from the south, warning the government against any move to make Hindi a common language in the country.

As a political slugfest erupted over the matter, Minister of State Kiren Rijiju took to Twitter to share an old video in which Congress leader P Chidambaram is heard saying that he hopes efforts to make Hindi as the country’s language would continue.

Rijiju’s tweet came a day after the Congress reacted to Amit Shah’s statement by warning the government against stirring up controversies over “emotive and sensitive issues” and against tinkering with the three-language formula.

Meanwhile, voices of dissent came in from the Bharatiya Janata Party itself with Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa tweeting that for his state “Kannada is the principal language”. “We will never compromise its importance and are committed to promoting Kannada and our state’s culture,” Yediyurappa also said.

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Shakuntala Devi First Look Revealed : Vidya Balan in super cool Bob Look

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Shakuntala Devi First Look Revealed : Vidya Balan in super cool Bob Look

The first-look poster of Vidya Balan’s upcoming film, Shakuntala Devi, has been released. The makers have also released the teaser of the film. The poster shows Vidya Balan as Shakuntala Devi, the human-computer, donning short hair and in a red saree.

Directed by Anu Menon, Shakuntala Devi is based on the life of mathematics genius Shakuntala Devi. The film is set to release in the summer of 2020.

Shakuntala Devi’s genius was first discovered at the age of 5 when she solved a math problem meant for 18-year-old students. Though she never received any formal education, her talent for numbers also earned her a place in the 1982 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records.

In Instagram Vidya Balan posted “BIG DAY 🌞! Excited to play the role of Math Genius, #ShakuntalaDevi@ivikramix @directormenon and I are thrilled to bring to life the true story of ‘the human computer’ – a small-town Indian girl, who took the world by storm! @abundantiaent
In theatres – Summer 2020.”

Film Critics Taran Adarsh tweeted ” First look poster… Vidya Balan as #ShakuntalaDevi… Based on the life of a mathematical genius, the ‘human computer’ – Shakuntala Devi… Directed by Anu Menon… Filming begins today… Summer 2020 release.”

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Mamata Banerjee to meet PM Modi tomorrow

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is likely to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national capital on Wednesday, state secretariat sources confirmed on Monday.

Mamata Banerjee will be leaving for New Delhi on Tuesday, he confirmed, the sources said.

The two leaders likely to hold discussions on administrative issues of West Bengal at the meeting, he added.

Mamata Banerjee has been one of the harshest critics of BJP and PM Narendra Modi.

“An appointment was sought by the chief minister’s office last week for an appointment from PM Narendra Modi’s office for the meeting. It will take place in New Delhi on Wednesday,” the official said.

The proposed meeting assumes significance as it will be held at a time when several leaders of the ruling Trinamool Congress and former Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar are under CBI scanner in connection with the Saradha ponzi scam.

The Saradha group of companies had allegedly duped lakhs of people to the tune of Rs 2500 crore, promising higher rates of returns on their investments.

The last time the two leaders had met was at the convocation ceremony at Visva Bharati University held in Shantiniketan on May 25, 2018.

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