It’s a national disgrace. But it’s not the fault of the wrestlers whose pleas have been ignored until they took to the streets. I am not aligned with India’s ‘Golden Girl’ who fell from grace by admonishing the protesting wrestlers for ‘indiscipline’. Not good for her stature, not at all good for the ruling establishment whose MP has been accused of sexual harassment of multiple wrestlers including a minor. Justice must not just be done, but also be seen to be done. Unless of course, one believes that the electoral arithmetic is absolutely in one’s favour and one can get away with anything. If it is a choice between protecting one man versus protecting the dignity of women, no marks for guessing which side a self-respecting human will vote for.
Delhi Police filed two FIRs in connection with sexual harassment allegations levelled by India’s top wrestlers, naming six-time parliamentarian and Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh as an accused, roughly four months after the athletes first went… pic.twitter.com/2Not0KvA0A
— Hindustan Times (@htTweets) April 29, 2023
Olympian Pargat Singh supports agitating wrestlers, slams P.T. Ushahttps://t.co/aCdtVmtSX7#PargatSingh #Olympian #Wrestlers #WrestlersProtest #JantarMantar #PTUsha #IOA #WFI #WrestlingFederationofIndia #BrijBhushanSharanSingh #SexualHarassment @PargatSOfficial
— YesPunjab.com (For Punjabi follow @BawaHs) (@yespunjab) April 28, 2023
#DelhiPolice registers two FIRs against #WrestlingFederationofIndia chief #BrijBhushanSharanSingh @b_bhushansharan. First under the POCSO Act on a complaint by a minor. Second under various sections of IPC for outraging the modesty of women.
— Akhilesh Kant Jha (@AkhileshKant) April 28, 2023
The ordeal is over, hopefully, for Chrisann Pereira and her family. It is unfathomable that a fight over a dog could trigger someone to do this. To get a neigbour jailed in a foreign land, by sending her abroad with the promise of a professional gig and planting drugs in something they asked her to carry. Now someone should make a movie on the subject. Not of one actor spending a month in jail, but on the guy who has made it his profession to plant drugs on travellers and extort money for their release. Is that even possible without some form of support from authorities on the other side?
The moral of the story is that you don’t carry stuff for others unless you trust them implicitly. Or unless there is some sort of legal validation that it is being carried for someone else.
— DIT INTERNATIONAL COMPANY (@DitCompany) April 29, 2023
My name is Anthony Paul.Iam a horrific monster,for vengeance my enemy r send to Sharjah with a cake laced with drugs or hidden in trophies.Then I tip the UAE police to get them arrested.
I have ruined many life.@IndianExpress @MirrorNow @MumbaiPolice @TOIMumbai pic.twitter.com/GIfEH8OhbM
— Mirza Noor (@MirzaNo53081837) April 28, 2023
Bollywood Actor Jailed In UAE, 2 Arrested For Planting Drugs On Her – NDTV https://t.co/H2LCVwLrlQ
— Vichu Varma (@wish4u52) April 27, 2023
Move over all other trends, AI is here. Magazine covers, fashion contests, AI art, AI influencers and more are taking over. Will they take over from the real? Where it has less to do with individual persona, it will. Memory foam and memory blenders are par for the course today. We need recommendations on what to watch on OTT. Why hasn’t anyone cracked that yet? We’re not even at the middle of the journey.
Introducing GetaVerse – ChatGPT & The Qur’an#AI is here – and soon, society won’t function without it. As Muslims, we can either engage in a losing battle, or find our own use cases for it.
— Ibby (@IbrahimSincere) April 28, 2023
Sometimes it’s good to look elsewhere. Even if only to know that ‘anything can happen’ around elections not just in India but also in every country, including the developed ones. It can be mind numbing when it happens at home. When it’s far away, it can be entertaining depending on your mood. Donald Trump is at the centre of it all. As is AI.
In 2013, a bus-driver did his routine pick up & spotted a suicidal women standing along a railing on an overpass.
He pulled over & convinced her into coming down, saving her life.
He then received a $10,000 check from Donald Trump for his "warm-hearted" deed.
God bless Trump! pic.twitter.com/advk1i0zhU
— Reed Cooper (@ReedMCooper) April 28, 2023
— Republicans against Trump (@RpsAgainstTrump) April 27, 2023
The #IranProtests continue, even as voices are heard urging the UN to go beyond sanctions on individuals in the regime. Framing the protests as one fuelled by opposition is not a new ploy, and that is playing out too. What we have witnessed could not have been incited by one political dispensation. When people become angry, it shows.
You poison our children in their schools
The least we gonna do is destroy the factories you #IRGCterrorists use to make that poison
This is only the beginning
We are coming for you
And there's no stopping us#MahsaAmini pic.twitter.com/CFTypnn7Te
— Decado (@ashvazdangahe) April 29, 2023
Some exclusive images from #Tehran, taken @ ~ 21:00 Tehran time (1730Z)
Military cars near the fire site belong to IRGC Thar Allah which is responsible for the "security of the capital"
— Aleph א (@no_itsmyturn) April 28, 2023
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