Thursday Evening News Brief, April 11

Thursday evening brief May 11 2017
Good evening!
Here’s everything that transpired during the course of the day…
The police today said that terrorists belonging to the Hizbul Mujahideen may have killed Kashmiri Army officer Lt Ummer Fayaz. The Jammu and Kashmir police suspected that an INSAS rifle snatched from cops could have been used in the crime. A senior police official also said that Fayaz’s body did not bear any torture marks while adding that the post-mortem report is awaited.
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The Supreme Court today started proceedings in the triple talaq case and said that it won’t give a verdict on polygamy. The top court made it clear that it’s only going to rule on the constitutional validity of oral divorce (triple talaq) and not on polygamy. The apex court said it will determine whether triple talaq is part of the fundamental right to religion of the Muslim community.
The head of Pakistan’s MQM party has alleged that the country’s army and ISI are pushing the Sindh province towards a civil war. Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain alleged that the Pakistan army and ISI have “virtually taken control” of all Pakistan including Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh and all Balochistan. He sought the intervention of the UN and the international community in the matter.
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An Indian-origin man in the US claimed that the United Airlines refused him entry after he filmed an employee during a dispute. Navang Oza, 37, complained to a United Airlines agent about a $300 charge for his luggage. Oza said he paid $125 to check the same bag on the first leg of his trip. Unable to get an explanation, Oza decided to film the incident and was subsequently denied entry.
Justice CS Karnan today moved the Supreme Court seeking the recall of an order that held him guilty of contempt of court. A petition on Karnan’s behalf was mentioned before a five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice JS Khehar, which agreed to look into it. When Khehar asked about the whereabouts of Justice Karnan, the advocate said he is “very much in Chennai”.
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