Congress moves SC for random check of VVPAT
New Delhi: The Supreme Court will next week hear Congress leader Kamal Nath’s plea seeking random verification of VVPAT machines in the upcoming Madhya Pradesh assembly polls.The matter came up on Friday before a bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar. In his petition, Kamal Nath has sought a direction to the Election Commission to randomly verify VVPAT slips with EVM votes at 10% of polling stations in every constituency.
Dalwai apologises for triple talaq remark
New Delhi: Congress MP Hussain Dalwai on Friday apologised for his controversial remark on triple talaq and claimed the matter is being ‘intentionally politicised’. Dalwai, earlier defending the issue of triple talaq, said that even Lord Ram had left Sita over doubts. “What I said is wrong and I have apologised for it. I did not want to hurt sentiments. It’s being intentionally politicized,” the MP said.
‘No court can change J&K residency law’
Srinagar: Moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday asserted that no court had the jurisdiction to change the residency law of Jammu and Kashmir due to the UN Security Council resolutions.
“No court has the jurisdiction to tamper with the 1927 hereditary state subject laws of J&K because UN resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir clearly state that the citizens of J&K are to decide their final dispensation as a people, by exercising the right to self-determination, a right which is yet to be exercised by us,” said Mirwaiz, addressing the Friday congregation at Jamia Masjid here.