The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), a member of the Sangh parivar led by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), seems to have lost faith in its saffron sibling BJP's political power. Its central secretary Vyankatesh Apdev announced here on Thursday that they would now approach Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi to seek their cooperation in bringing about a legislation that could help complete construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya at the disputed site.
The civil society groups in India reaffirm our concerns about the upcoming elections in Burma and declare our support to the people of Burma’s struggle for restoration of human rights, peace and democracy in their country.
We are deeply disturbed about the official visit of General Than Shwe to India as he does not represent the 50 million peoples of Burma, but instead represents only the military regime that has been culpable in mass atrocities and many systematic international crimes. He is also solely responsible for attempting to assassinate Daw Aung , the Jawaharlal Nehru Award-winner for International Understanding and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, in what has become known as the 2003 Depayin Massacre.
Phulbani:(Orissa) A Fast Track court here on acquitted nine persons in a case relating to communal riots in Kandhamal in 2008.
Additional Sessions Judge of the fast track court-II, Chittaranjan Das acquitted the nine persons, who had been arrested in Tikabali area for various offences including arson, due to lack of evidence.