Vice President Naidu condoles death of Sikh pilgrims in road accident in Pakistan
Friday, 3 July 2020 Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday condoled the death of Sikh pilgrims in a road accident in Pakistan. At least 29 people, mostly Pakistani Sikh pilgrims, were killed when a mini-bus carrying them back from Nankana Sahib shrine rammed into a train at an unmanned crossing in Pakistan's Punjab province on Friday.
Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu unveiled the statue of Bharat Ratna, Dr. B R Ambedkar in New Delhi. He unveiled statue at Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) office on July 22. "I feel happy after unveiling the statue of Dr. B R Ambedkar today. His contribution in the nation is incredible," said Vice President at the event.
Outside a place of worship in a parking lot, a group of around 25 volunteers has made and distributed more than 2,100 food packages in just seven weeks. Guru Nanak Foundation of America has been organising 'Langar Sewa' at a drive-thru food distribution zone for past seven weeks. They are doing it in Silver Spring of Washington Metropolitan Area. It is organised every Sunday, wherein non-perishable food is given to people arriving there. While speaking to ANI, the representative of Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee for Guru Nanak Foundation of America, Ginny Ahluwalia said, "I thank all sevadars who have given their time. We are doing this food drive for everybody in this area that can drive up and gather weeks of non-perishable food." "The smile on their faces says it all," she added.
Ahead of the auspicious occasion of 'Rakshabandhan', Prime Minister Narendra Modi's sister from Pakistan Qamar Mohsin Shaikh, who lives in Ahmedabad, sent him 'rakhi' by post. Qamar Mohsin Shaikh said, "I have come to know that my rakhi and book reached to Prime Minister Modi. I wished that I could tie 25th rakhi to Prime Minister personally but due to corona, everyone is facing a problem. Whatever it may be, I'll pray that the next five years go so well for him that the whole world recognizes the positive decisions he made."Qamar also sent a book 'Qamar Jahan', by a famous writer along with 'rakhi'.
Vimarsh Aryan, First Secretary, India's permanent mission to United Nation's Office at Geneva (UNOG) exercised India's Right of Reply to Pakistan at 43rd Session of UNHRC in Geneva. Aryan said, "It's unfortunate, however, not unexpected from the deep state of Pakistan which is continuing incessant abuse of its membership of this August Council for propagating an illegal, immoral and inhuman territorial ambition. We are witnessing in Pakistan unabated torture, maiming and systematic persecution of religious minorities. The attacks on a Hindu funeral procession and a Christian church, a couple of days ago in Sindh and Punjab provinces portray the horrific plight of various minorities in Pakistan." He further said, "This epicenter of global terrorism (Pakistan) very irresponsibly harps on self-determination of the already democratic Jammu and Kashmir. It very conveniently ignores that VDPA explicitly states that the principle of self-determination must not be used as a garb to promote activities detrimental to the territorial integrity and political unity of member states in violation of the UN Charter."
Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) leader Altaf Hussain has said that poet Allama Iqbal did not present the ideology of Pakistan but of Greater Punjab for the protection of the interest of West Punjab. He said in his latest address to the workers and the public through social media. The address was telecast live. He said that Allama Iqbal was on the payroll of the British Empire and worked for them. Hussain stated that Allama Iqbal had said he wanted to see Punjab, North-West Frontier Province, Sindh and Balochistan amalgamated into a single state. Hussain said that Allama Iqbal did not present the idea of Pakistan but of greater Punjab, but he was presented as an ideologue of Pakistan. The MQM leader alleged that governments and the establishment of Pakistan distorted history. "The new generation of Pakistan is taught that Allama Iqbal was a hero who dreamed for Pakistan," he said. Hussain said that the Muslims of undivided India was created in the name of Islam and Pakistan. He said that those who were "agents" of British Empire and against the creation of Pakistan were presented as the "hero" of Pakistan, whereas those who sacrificed for Pakistan were declared "traitors". Hussain said that Sindh, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit Baltistan have become colonies of Punjab through the military power and asserted that Pakistan has become "Punjabistan". He said Mohajirs, Sindhis, Baloch, Pashtuns and people of Gilgit Baltistan want freedom from Pakistan. The MQM chief strongly condemned the atrocities and human rights violations in Pakistan by the state forces.
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