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Maharashtra: Government moves HC against MAT orders regarding transgenders applying for police department

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 The Maharashtra government moved the Bombay High Court on Monday, challenging an order passed by the Maharashtra Administrative Tribunal directing it to create a provision for transgenders in the application form for posts under the home department.

The petition was mentioned before a division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice Abhay Ahuja, seeking an urgent hearing to stay the tribunal order.

The bench said it would hear the matter on November 30. A transgender person, Arya Pujari, who aspired to be a police constable, had approached the Maharashtra Administrative Tribunal (MAT).

After an advertisement was issued for the recruitment of police constables, Pujari applied online. However, in the application, only two genders were mentioned—male and female—and no third gender was mentioned, because of which Pujari could not fill out the online form.

The MAT on November 14 directed the state government to create a third option for transgender people after the two options of male and female, in the application form for all recruitment under the home department.

The tribunal had also said the government should fix criteria for physical standards and tests for transgender people.

The government claimed in its petition that it was “extremely difficult” to implement the tribunal’s direction as the state government has not yet framed any policy regarding special provisions for the recruitment of transgenders.

“The acceptance of the forms has already been scheduled for September 11, and November 30,” it added.

The petition sought for the HC to quash the tribunal’s order as it was illegal and against the law. It said the tribunal failed to consider that the process was a “herculean task and a lengthy process.”

In its order, the tribunal had directed the government to make necessary changes to its advertisement and display the same on its website by November 23.

On November 25, the MAT extended the deadline for accepting transgender forms until December 8 after being informed by Chief Presenting Officer SP Manchekar, representing the state, that the government was still in the process of developing a policy for the employment of transgender people in public positions.

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AIMPLB to increase women representation in board

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The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has decided to include more women in decision-making committees of the Board.

After discontinuing its women’s wing in March 2022, the AIMPLB has not only restored it now, but has decided to include them in all its important committees for getting their views.

The women’s wing will educate women of the community about the rights and duties of women, according to Islamic Shariat.

Women members of the Board will campaign against expensive marriages, dowry in the Muslim society, as well as make families aware of giving daughters a share in the property instead of dowry.

Dr. Qasim Rasool Ilyas, executive member of the AIMPLB, said, “The women’s wing has been restored in the Board meeting on Sunday. The AIMPLB has 251 members across the country, out of which the number of women members is 30. The number of members of the executive committee is 51 in which four women have been included.”

He said, “Now, there will be one convener and five joint conveners in the women’s wing of the Board. They will work to make women members across the country. These members will make women aware about the rights of women and their duties found in Islamic Shariat. They will also give information about Islah-e-Ashara Tafaheem-e-Shariat and Kanoon-e-Shariat.”

Dr Qasim said that the AIMPLB has made Nikahnama simpler with some changes to bring it down from four pages to two pages. In the Nikahnama, along with the information about the husband and his rights after marriage, his duties have been given and guidelines have been given to the Qazi who performs marriage ceremony.

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Adil Khan Durrani arrested in Mumbai after Rakhi Sawant accuses him of cheating, having extra-marital affair

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Rakhi Sawant’s husband Adil Khan Durrani was arrested by the Mumbai Police on Tuesday after the actress lodged an FIR against him for cheating and having an extra-marital affair.

According to a report in Times Now, Rakhi had recently filed a case at the Oshiwara police station, accusing her husband of infidelity.

Not just that, but she also blamed Adil for her mother’s demise.

Rakhi’s accusations against Adil

A day ago, Rakhi was spotted outside the Oshiwara police station when she told the paparazzi that she was stressed as Adil was having an extra-marital affair with a woman named Tanu.

She claimed that Adil has decided to part ways with her and is currently living with his alleged girlfriend Tanu.

Rakhi also stated that she had given Rs 10 lakh to Adil for her mother’s treatment but he did not spend the money for the same. She accused him of torturing her and using her name to become a star in Bollywood.

Rakhi and Adil’s marriage

A few days ago, social media was taken by storm after pictures of Rakhi and Adil’s nikaah ceremony surfaced online. The actress then revealed that she got married in July 2022 itself, but did not make it official as Adil was scared it would hamper his sister’s wedding.

After the visuals surfaced, Adil had initially denied the wedding, only to accept it later, and claim that the two were happily married.

Rakhi also changed her name to ‘Rakhi Sawant Fatima’ post her nikaah with Adil.

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CM Eknath Shinde appeals Thane builders to construct affordable projects

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Thane: The Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Monday appealed to the builders’ community of Thane to construct affordable and big projects in the city.

Shinde while addressing a gathering at the Credai MCHI exhibition, said, “There will be a need for mutual cooperation in this field and the state government will provide all possible support for this business. During the covid period, this sector provided a lot of support to the state government.”

Shinde added, “The state government prepared the Unified Comprehensive Development Control and Promotion Regulations (Unified DCR) when I was the Urban Development Minister. Due to this regulation, the construction business has gained momentum. It has helped to start many projects. Also, the general public should also benefit from this regulation. Along with this, it was decided to give relief from stamp duty and premium to recover this sector from the blow that hit the construction sector during the corona period and the builders and then directly to the consumer got a big benefit.”

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