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Sanjay Raut ‘uncaged’, says spoke to self and jail walls in prison

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After spending over 101 days behind bars, Shiv Sena (UBT) MP termed his stay in the Arthur Road Central Jail (ARCJ) as an ordeal and ‘not an easy’ one for anybody, here on Thursday.

“I was in solitary confinement, no contact with the outside world… I had to talk to myself or to the jail walls. I wore a watch for the first time after over three months,” said a visibly relaxed Raut.

He said that his tenure in the prison cell made him wonder how Vishnu Damodar alias Swatantraveer Savarkar endured 10 years and Bal Gangadhar Lokmanya Tilak spent six years, or during the Emergency, the (ex-PM) Atal Behari Vajpayee stayed two years in jail.

“A jail term is not good… I have suffered a lot, my family has also lost much. It is wrong to send anybody to jail for no reasons…,” said Raut, proceeding to a private hospital for a medical checkup.

Nevertheless, adopting a Gandhian attitude, the Sena (UBT) MP said he harboured no grudge against the Enforcement Director (ED) or those who hatched the conspiracy to send him to jail.

“I will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and apprise them of what I am undergoing. I will also call on Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to discuss state issues with him,” declared Raut.

He reiterated that the government of Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and Fadnavis is ‘unconstitutional’ and it’s the Deputy CM who’s running the show, but he endorsed some of the decisions of the new regime installed in June.

“I welcome Fadnavis’ statement on how the level of politics has been vitiated,” said Raut, raising eyebrows in political circles.

The Sena (UBT) MP said he will meet party President and former CM Uddhav Thackeray and Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar later this afternoon.

Commenting on the Congress, Raut said if his health permits he would join Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra, currently traversing through Maharashtra.

The firebrand leader said that his arrest was ‘illegal’ and that has been said by the Special PMLA Court in its ruling on Wednesday.

“This has sent a clear, positive message across the country… My faith in the judiciary has been enhanced…,” said Raut, interacting briefly with the media on Thursday.

Raut was released from the ARCJ where he spent around 101 days in connection with an alleged money-laundering case arising out of the Patra Chawl redevelopment case.

In the ruling, Special Judge M. G. Deshpande ripped into the ED’s case, terming the arrest as ‘illegal’, for ‘no reason’, ‘selectively targetting’, etc., while releasing Sanjay Raut and his close associate Pravin Raut.

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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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