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‘Parliament Has No Jurisdiction To Negate Hindu Law Protected By Art. 25’: Suit In Varanasi Court For ‘Restoration Of Temple’ At Gyanvapi Mosque Area

first_imgNews Updates’Parliament Has No Jurisdiction To Negate Hindu Law Protected By Art. 25′: Suit In Varanasi Court For ‘Restoration Of Temple’ At Gyanvapi Mosque Area Nupur Thapliyal18 Feb 2021 9:43 AMShare This – x”Parliament has no power or jurisdiction to negate Hindu Law protected by Article 25 of the Constitution of India and cannot interfere with rights of Hindus as enshrined in Vedas, Shartras, Upnishads, Smrities and other scripture having the force of law.” The plea states.A civil suit has been filed before Civil Senior Judge, Varanasi representing Goddess Maa Gauri “next friend” of devotee Ranjana Agnihotri and 9 others seeking “restoration of performance of rituals at principal seat of an Ancient Temple” at the Gyanvapi mosque area”The suit has been filed by devotees and worshippers of Lord Shiva, practicing the vedic sanatan hindu harma. Union of…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA civil suit has been filed before Civil Senior Judge, Varanasi representing Goddess Maa Gauri “next friend” of devotee Ranjana Agnihotri and 9 others seeking “restoration of performance of rituals at principal seat of an Ancient Temple” at the Gyanvapi mosque area”The suit has been filed by devotees and worshippers of Lord Shiva, practicing the vedic sanatan hindu harma. Union of India through Ministry of Home Affairs, State of Uttar Pradesh, D.M. Varanasi, Senior Superintendent of Police, Varanasi, U.P. Sunni Central Waqf Board, Committee of Management Anjuman Intazamia Masajid and Board of Trustees Kashis Vishwanath Temple are the respondents in the matter. The relief sought by the plaintiffs in the suit is primarily for declaring the devotees of Goddess Gauri, Lord Hanuman, Lord Ganeshji, Nandiji and Lord Visheshwar to be entitled to have darshan, pooja and worship rituals within the area in dispute. According to the suit, every citizen has a fundamental right to perform pooja, worship and rituals according to the tenets of his religion within the ambit of Article 25 and any “obstacle” created before 26th January 1950 has become null and void by virtue of Article 13(1). Therefore, the plea states: “An idol worshipper cannot complete his pooja and gain spiritual advantages without having objects of worship. Any hindrance/ obstacle created in performance of pooja, is denial of right to religion guaranteed under Article 25 of the Constitution of India.” Moreover, according to the plaintiffs, the said ancient temple was desecrated and damaged in the year 1669 under the orders of Aurangzeb which the suit terms as “one of the most cruel Rulers of India” claimed by the muslim community to be part of the Gyanvapi mosque. “It is historically proved that in 1585 (Fifteen Eighty five) Raja Todar Mal, the finance Minister of Akbar, who was Governor of Jaunpur, had re-established and reconstructed a magnificent Lord Shiva Temple at its original place consisting of a central sanctum sanctorum (Garbh Griha) surrounded by Eight mandaps and pavilions, which is known as old temple.” The plea states. The plea also claims that according to Puranik ordains, the Pooja and worship of Goddess Gauri is “compulsory to achieve the fruit of worship of lord vishwanath.” Moreover, according to the plaintiffs it is contended that the devotees have been worshipping the daily pooja at the disputed place which was restricted in the 1990 during the Aayodhya movement by the UP government “to appease Muslims”. “That Aurangzeb one of the cruelest Islamic ruler was the champion in destruction of Hindu temples. He had issued ‘Farmaans’ in the year 1669 (Sixteen Sixty Nine) to destroy many temples including Kashi and Mathura, which were prominently worshipped by Hindus. The administration complied with the order and demolished a portion of temple of the Adi Visheshwar at Varanasi and later on a construction was raised which they alleged ‘Gyanvapi Mosque’ but they could not change the religious charter of Hindu temple as the idol of Goddess Shringar Gauri, Lord Ganesh and other associate deities continued in the same building complex.” The plea states. Denying the contention that the said property ever belonged to the Waqf board, the plea alleges that neither the historical books written during the Mughal regime nor the Muslim historians have ever claimed that Aurangzeb after demolishing the temple structure of Adi Visheshwar had created any Waqf or any member of Muslim community or Ruler was dedicated such property to Waqf. “Parliament has no power to make any law which takes away or abridges the rights conferred by Article 25 of the Constitution of India. Section 4 of the Act infringes the right to religion of Hindus as their right to remedy to approach the court has been taken away by Places of Worship Act, 1991 and therefore, Section 4 (four) of the Act is ultra vires and void.” The plea states.The plaintiffs further submit “This place is sacred for Hindus from the time immemorial. The Temple existing thereat was demolished by Muslim invaders. It is submitted that Hindus cannot be compelled to suffer mental and spiritual, shock continuously and same is bound to affect the worldly and spiritual life of the masses for swallowing the tyrannical, wicked and cruel act of invaders.” The following reliefs are sought by the plaintiffs: 1. Pass a decree in the nature of declaration declaring that the worshippers are entitled to have Darshan, Pooja and Worship of deities within the area. 2. That the entire disputed are belongs to the deity Asthan Lord Adi Visheshwar s situated at Dashashwamedh in the heart of City of Varanasi. 3. Pass a decree in the nature of perpetual injunction against defendants prohibiting them, and their workers, agents, officers, officials and every person acting under them from interfering with, or raising any objection or obstruction in the construction of New Temple building after demolishing and removing the existing buildings and structures etc, situated thereat, in so far as it may be necessary are expedient to do so for the said purpose. 4. To restore pooja and worship of Goddess Gauri Shringarji, Goddess Maa Ganga, Lord Hanuman, Lord Ganeshji, Nandiji alongwith Lord Adi Visheswar and make appropriate arrangement for Darshan and Pooja by worshippers and maintain law and order situation.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Guthrie expert explains CDC Report on COVID-19 death numbers

first_imgDr. Michael Scalzone, Chief Quality Officer for Guthrie says the report looks into what conditions are listed on the death certificates of individuals who were listed as having died from COVID-19. It found that 94 percent of individuals who died from COVID-19 had other underlying conditions at the time of their death. Dr. Scalzone says research shows that 80-85 percent of individuals who have severe COVID-19 symptoms also have underlying conditions. Dr. Scalzone says the report emphasizes the need for everyone to protect those individuals who suffer from underlying conditions. SAYRE (WBNG) — One expert from the Guthrie Health System says the key takeaway from a new CDC Report on coronavirus deaths is the report drives home the point that individuals with underlying conditions are more at risk for severe COVID-19 symptoms, and even death. “I would say that this report confirms a few things we know. It confirms that having underlying health conditions does increase the risk when you’re infected with the coronavirus, and it reminds us that practicing social distancing and wearing a mask, especially if you’re going to be around people who are more vulnerable, remains very important,” he said.center_img He says the report should not be interpreted as saying that those 94 percent of individuals did not die from COVID-19 or the death count has decreased, nor that we should stop taking proper precautions. “What it’s describing is the conditions that existed at the time of death in those individuals who were infected,” he said. “When you look at the data closely about 40 percent either have the primary cause of death as pneumonia or respiratory failure, directly caused by COVID-19.” last_img read more

Strategic product Investments reap H1 2017 rewards for Betsson AB

first_img Related Articles Share Share StumbleUpon SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Submit LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020 Stockholm-listed European online gambling group Betsson AB has detailed a strong six month opening to 2017, driven by ‘organic growth’ in its Scandinavian and Western markets, as the company continues to support its operations with strategic product investments.Presenting its H1 2017 trading update (period ending 30 June), Betsson would detail all ‘core metric gains’ on corresponding 2016 period performance, as combined H1 2017 group revenues surpassed the SEK 2.2 billion mark.Driven by strong revenue gains in its online casino portfolio (division up 26% ), Betsson would report H1 2017 operating profits of SEK 447 million (£41 million) up 10% on H1 2016’s corresponding SEK 408 million.Closing its H1 2017 performance, Betsson governance would declare a period group net income of SEK 400 million (£37 million), up 5% on H1 2016’s SEK 380 million.Detailing corporate highlights, Betsson governance noted that the company had recorded ‘all time highs’ within its Nordic market performance which saw a combined revenue increase of 28%.Updating investors Betsson governance stated that its strong H1 2017 opening, had been aided by strategic investments undertaken in 2016 focusing on improving digital functionality, player cash-out and aligning the overall framework of Betsson multi-brand assets.A Pleased Ulrik Bengtsson CEO of Betsson AB commented on H1 2017 performance“The revenue growth in the second quarter was 26 percent, with an organic growth of 15 percent. Betsson continues to gain market share, both in in the highly competitive Nordic region and in Western Europe. The continuous product development is clearly paying off as both casino and sportsbook have developed strongly. Operating Income (EBIT) grew by 31 percent.”“Operating income shows strong growth, despite increased betting duties, a continuing currency headwind and increased marketing expenses, again showing the scalability of the business model over time. It is also a good indication of the stability and balance of the business. Betsson is larger and a significantly more well-balanced business with higher growth rates, compared with a year ago. “Betsson AB H1 2017 – Performance Overviewlast_img read more

Fishing the North Coast: Solid salmon action at Shelter Cove, Fort Bragg

first_imgOur neighbors to the south are currently enjoying a pretty good salmon bite.Charter and sport boats alike have scored limits since the weekend on some very nice sized kings. Out of Shelter Cove, Jake Mitchell of Sea Hawk Sport Fishing mooched up limits of salmon for his customers on Tuesday fishing in 60 feet of water. A few sport guys also did well mooching over the weekend. The bite out of Fort Bragg has been good since the opener, with quite a few limits being reported. Most of the action …last_img read more

New US tax law brings Warren Buffett a nice check 29 billion

Berkshire Hathaway, the holding company of US billionaire investor Warren Buffett, received a stunning $29 billion check last year from the US government, thanks to a new tax law that massively lowered corporate tax rates. Investor Warren Buffett, seen here speaking at an event early last year in New York with fellow billionaire Bill Gates, says in his new newsletter that his company received a $29 billion bonus in 2017 thanks to a new US tax law This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Buffett’s company adds to stakes in Apple and Phillips 66 (Update) Explore further © 2018 AFP Citation: New US tax law brings Warren Buffett a nice check: $29 billion (2018, February 24) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-02-tax-law-warren-buffett-nice.html In his much-anticipated annual letter to shareholders, Buffett explained that the company’s net gain of $65.3 billion in 2017 was only partly due to his employees’ efforts.”Only $36 billion came from Berkshire’s operations,” he wrote. “The remaining $29 billion was delivered to us in December when Congress rewrote the US Tax Code.” Still, Buffett assured stockholders, “The $65 billion gain is nonetheless real—rest assured of that.”The new law, greatly touted by President Donald Trump, lowered the tax rate paid by US corporations from 35 percent to 21 percent, allowing many to undertake major new outlays and others to book significant fiscal gains.Berkshire Hathaway wholly owns dozens of companies—from Dairy Queen to Duracell—and holds significant shares in large and diverse corporations including American Express, Apple, Bank of America, Charter Communications, Coca-Cola, Delta Air Lines, General Motors, Goldman Sachs, Moody’s, Wells Fargo and Southwest Airlines.’The Oracle of Omaha’Buffett’s newsletters are read with intense interest on Wall Street and beyond. Known as the “Oracle of Omaha”—after his birthplace in the Midwestern state of Nebraska—he is one of the world’s most successful investors and one of its richest men. Now 87, he has been investing since he first bought stock at the age of 11.His latest newsletter reports that Berkshire’s net earnings rose last year from $24.07 billion to $44.94 billion. The year also saw the company’s war chest swell to $116 billion in cash and US Treasury bills, financial manna that Buffett wants to use to make significant new acquisitions.The company’s often-impressive pace of acquisitions had slowed last year, he noted, when the prices asked for businesses “hit an all-time high,” amid what he called “a purchasing frenzy.” “Price seemed almost irrelevant to an army of optimistic purchasers,” Buffett noted.Still, he said, the company “will have opportunities to make very large purchases” going forward, with emphasis on those available at “a sensible purchase price.” Buffett said Berkshire would stick with a “simple guideline: The less the prudence with which others conduct their affairs, the greater the prudence with which we must conduct our own.”A hit from hurricanesBuffett also said that while Berkshire’s insurance holdings would take a $2 billion after-tax hit from losses caused by hurricanes last year in Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico, other reinsurance companies did far worse.And he estimated the chances of a “mega-catastrophe” this year—one causing losses of at least $400 billion—at 2 percent.”No one, of course, knows the correct probability,” he added. Buffett concluded with a little advice to fellow investors: “Though markets are generally rational, they occasionally do crazy things,” he wrote.”Seizing the opportunities then offered does not require great intelligence… (or) a degree in economics,” but rather “an ability to both disregard mob fears or enthusiasms and to focus on a few simple fundamentals.”Forbes magazine estimates Buffett’s personal worth at some $87 billion. He has undertaken—as part of the so-called Giving Pledge he co-founded with Bill Gates and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg—to donate more than 99 percent of his fortune to charities, and has already given away some $32 billion. read more