Right to choose a partner intrinsic to right to life: HC
Wednesday, 25 November 2020 The Allahabad high court has held that “right to choose a partner, irrespective of religion, is intrinsic to right to life and personal liberty.” Justice Pankaj Naqvi and Justice Vivek Agarwal made these observations while quashing an FIR of kidnapping, forcible conversion and case under the POCSO Act against a man accused of forcefully converting and marrying a Hindu girl.
Dense fog enveloped Prayagraj city of Uttar Pradesh on January 22. It led to low visibility at various locations. Similar situation of fog was also observed in Punjab's Amritsar today. It has disrupted normal life of the locals in city. A thick blanket of dense fog also engulfed UP's Lucknow.
Cold waves and dense fog continued to engulf Uttar Pradesh. Severe cold winds blew over Gorakhpur increasing difficulties for the people. Thick layers of fog shrouded the city reducing the visibility to almost negligible. Vehicular movement was highly affected due to poor visibility. Similar scenes were witnessed in Moradabad. Dense fog lowered visibility in the city. Auto rickshaw drivers in Prayagraj expressed their plight in this severe cold.
Situated along the banks of Rapti River in Uttar Pradesh, Gorakhpur city is famous as a religious centre. Home to Buddhists, Hindu, Jain and Sikh Saints, the city is named after a medieval saint, Gorakshanath or Gorakhnath in whose honour a famous temple is also built. Standing on the 52 acres of the land, the most attractive feature of this temple is the garbh griha where white marble statue of sage Gorakhnath performing yogic meditation is enshrined. Though a Hindu religious site, this temple is providing livelihood to hundreds of Muslim families who have been running their shops inside its premises for years, making it an epitome of communal harmony. Every year, the temple hosts the famous Khichdi Parv or Makar Sankranti fair which lasts for about a month. A number of food stalls and shops are set up around the temple at this time. Be it Hindus, Muslims or any other community people, everyone becomes a part of the fair. They mingle with each other, shop together and pray together, perfectly packaging a Mini India at one place. There are numerous religious sites in India belonging to various faiths but the one thing that connects them all is the message of love and brotherhood that they spread. Gorakhnath temple is also one among them which has been for years representing the country's 'Unity in Diversity'.
North India continues to shiver as experts say parts of the region will continue to face cold wave in the coming days. The Shesh Netra Lake in Badrinath was frozen in some parts as snowfall enveloped the region. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the portals of the Badrinath Temple in Chamoli district, one of the four Hindu pilgrimage sites, is closed for the winter since November 19, 2020. Temperature also dipped in parts of Himachal Pradesh after fresh snowfall in the Dhauladhar range. Dharamshala also witnessed rainfall on Sunday leading to a further dip in temperature. Meanwhile, the IMD has warned that the minimum temperature is likely to drop by four degrees Celsius over the next two-three days in Delhi. Watch the full video for all the details.
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A white sheet of thick snow enveloped Uttarakhand's Badrinath. Intense cold waves gripped water bodies, leading the Shesh Netra Lake to freeze in parts. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the portals of the Badrinath Temple in Chamoli district, one of the Char Dhams (four Hindu pilgrimage sites), is closed for the winter since November 19, 2020.