Presence of Hussain at Hauz Qazi raises questions Goel

first_imgNew Delhi: BJP Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Goel on Thursday questioned the involvement of Delhi Cabinet Minister Imran Hussain in an attack on a Hindu temple in Hauz Qazi area of the old city saying the mere presence of the AAP MLA raises questions. Goel’s attack came a day after Hussain filed a police complaint against BJP leaders, including Goel, for the “baseless and false” claim. Speaking to the media, Goel said the presence of so many people at one place also raises questions. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity! “The mere presence of the minister raises questions. How so many people were gathered at one place. The police should also see if the act was pre-planned,” Goel said. He also said that Hussain has filed a police complaint. “The police should take all points into consideration. More people, if involved, should be arrested.” Hussain, on Wednesday, had said that he went to the spot after the SHO called him to bring the situation under control as he was the area MLA. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killed “The police and the SHO have denied that they called the MLA for maintaining peace.” Goel said the BJP had formed a committee for fact checking in the incident. “The members of the committee spoke to people and found these facts. I am not saying the minister was present, people were saying,” he said. Goel said the police should see if this incident was a pre-planned conspiracy. “After 10.30 p.m., thousands of people gathered at the spot. The police should not only see how so many people gathered but it should also see if there was a pre-planned conspiracy behind it.” He accused the AAP of having a history of indulging in communal politics. Goel also questioned the silence of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over the issue.last_img read more

UN seeks funding to aid Western Sahara refugees in remote camps in

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) called on donor countries to assist some 155,000 refugees who have been living in four desolate camps in south-west Algeria since 1976. “Western Sahara’s refugees are in dire need of regular and sufficient aid deliveries,” stressed Althar Sultan-Khan, UNHCR’s representative in Algiers. “They are completely depending upon fragile supply lines while interest in their plight – and financial support – appears to be diminishing.” UNHCR has been forced to reduce its spending for Western Sahara refugees by more than $660,000 due to a dramatic budget shortfall facing the agency. As a result, many of those refugees will not receive clothing material and new tents. WFP has similarly experienced severe lapses in contributions for the Western Sahara refugees, who this month will receive cereal rations but no oil or lentils. The food supply situation is expected to dramatically worsen in September unless more funds arrive immediately. “Thanks to some recent contributions from the Netherlands, Sweden and France, we will be able to feed the refugees for the next two months,” said WFP official Werner Schleiffer. “But without fresh new contributions, our warehouses will again be empty in September.” “Refugees should not be penalized pending a political solution,” said Mr. Sultan-Khan. “They need regular and sufficient aid supplies, not drops from the bottom of the barrel.” read more