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Sabrimala : BJP welcomes SC verdict to refer review petitions to a larger bench

Hyderabad, Nov 14 (UNI) Telangana unit of BJP welcomed the verdict of the Supreme Court to refer the petitions seeking review of its 2018 judgement allowing entry of women between the ages of 10 and 50 into the Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala to a 7-Judge bench for further deliberations.

In a statement here on Wednesday, Party State Chief Spokesperson K Krishna Saagar Rao said that the BJP welcomed the Judges opinion, that questions raised on religious traditions, practices, beliefs will be all pervasive and impacts all religions and their practices.

BJP stands and works for gender equality, women empowerment and their constitutional rights. Our government and our party has always walked the talk on women empowerment, he said.

Mr Rao stated that the women lead in the BJP-led NDA government from key roles. The NDA government has made landmark laws and decisions to ensure women's rights, their security and their multi-faceted empowerment. We have a historic and unparalleled track record in protecting women's interests & rights, he added.

BJP believes religion is wholely based on faith, traditions, beliefs, rituals and practices. They should not be selectively questioned and attacked by groups with shallow political purposes, the BJP leader said and added that the Indian constitution has provided, under the fundamental rights, the right to freedom of practising religion under articles 25 to 28 and it applies to all religions.
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Puducherry: 1042 cases resolved in the Lok Adalat held

14 Dec 2019 | 7:44 PM

Puducherry, Dec 14 (UNI) A total of 1042 cases were resolved and a compensation to the tune of Rs 5,68,97,901 was paid in the Lok Adalat held by the Union Territory of Puducherry Legal Service Authority (UTPLSA) here on Saturday.

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Muraleedharan flays Pinarayi's stand on citizenship act

14 Dec 2019 | 7:44 PM

Thrissur, Dec 14 (UNI) Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan on Saturday flayed Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s stand that the state will not implement the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, recently passed by the Parliament.

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Country being ruled by divisive forces : AITUC leader

14 Dec 2019 | 7:32 PM

Mangaluru, Dec 14 (UNI) Charging that the country was being ruled by the divisive forces, the All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) leader Amarjeet Kaur on Saturday opined that the Union BJP government was trying to divert attention of the people over economic sinking with that of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

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City police arrests MDMK functionary for demolishing house over debt repayment

14 Dec 2019 | 7:27 PM

Madurai, Dec 14 (UNI) The city police arrested two persons, including a Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) functionary on Saturday for demolishing a house located in Singampidari Kovil Street under Sellur police limits, after forcibly evicting the women inmates over non-payment of debt.

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Lok Adalat settles 25,985 cases across Telangana state

14 Dec 2019 | 6:49 PM

Hyderabad, Dec 14 (UNI) The National Lok Adalat settled 25,985 cases in the State on Saturday, awarding Rs 54.

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