So far 60 people have died in Manipur violence, more than 200 injured, CM announced compensation : India So far 60 people have died in Manipur violence, more than 200 injured, CM announced compensation : India

So far 60 people have died in Manipur violence, more than 200 injured, CM announced compensation : India

So far 60 people have died in Manipur violence, more than 200 injured, CM announced compensation : India Manipur Violence: Violence broke out between the Meitei and Naga-Kuki communities during a rally in Manipur on 3 May. 60 people lost their lives in this violence. So far 35 thousand 655 people have been displaced in the state.  Imphal:After the violence that broke out in Manipur on May 3, there has been a lot of loss of life and property. Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh has informed on Monday that 60 people have died in the violence so far, while more than 200 people have been injured. The CM admitted that 10,000 people are still stranded. Along with this, Biren Singh said that the Union Home Minister Amit Shah is keeping an eye on the whole incident from day one. The CM of Manipur has announced compensation for the families affected by the violence.  Speaking for the first time on the Manipur violence, CM N Biren Singh told the media in capital Imphal, "On May 3, 60 innocent people lost their lives in an unfortunate incident. 231 people were injured in this violence. 1700 houses were burnt by the miscreants." . I appeal to the people of the state for peace and harmony. Those who are stranded are being taken to safer places." He said, "So far 20,000 stranded people have been evacuated. Around 10,000 people are still stranded. Union Home Minister Amit Shah is monitoring the situation from the day of the incident till today. Also sent."  Announcement of compensation for the victims Along with this, CM N Biren Singh has announced compensation for the victims of violence. CM Biren Singh said, "A compensation of Rs 5-5 lakh will be given to the families of the deceased, Rs 2-2 lakh to those injured with serious injuries and Rs 25,000 to those with less serious injuries. There are burns, they will be given compensation of up to Rs 2 lakh each."  SC said- Government should take steps for rehabilitation in Manipur Meanwhile, the Supreme Court on Monday expressed concern over the people displaced due to Manipur violence. The Supreme Court told the Central Government that this is a humanitarian crisis. Necessary steps should be taken for the rehabilitation of the displaced people. There should be arrangements for essential things like medicines and food and drink in the relief camps. Along with this, steps should also be taken for the protection of religious places in the state.  Hearing on Manipur violence on May 17 Manipur Tribal Forum and Hill Area Committee have filed petitions in the Supreme Court. In these, the SIT investigation of the violence and the High Court's order to include the Meitei community in the ST list have been opposed. Chief Justice DY Chandrachud's bench is hearing the matter. The next hearing will be on May 17.  Explain that 105 companies of the Indian Army and Assam Rifles have been deployed to control the violence between the Meitei community and tribals in Manipur.       Flight price from violence-hit Manipur to Kolkata reaches Rs 20,000, people upset Curfew has been relaxed in some areas of violence-hit Manipur. However, the situation is being monitored through several drones and helicopters of the army.  New Delhi:In the midst of ongoing violence in Manipur, a large number of people from other states are going back to their state from Manipur. Due to this, air tickets on the Imphal-Kolkata route have increased almost 5-6 times from the normal price to Rs 20,000 per ticket. Indian Association of Tour Operators, West Bengal Chapter President Debajit Dutta has said that the situation in Manipur remains tense and people are leaving Imphal to go to Kolkata as well as their hometown. In this stressful situation facing a big problem of air tickets which are much higher than the nominal fares.   Dutta said Air India fares from Imphal to Kolkata were around Rs 17,000 for business class on Tuesday and Rs 14,000 for economy class for May 11. He also told that Air Asia has a flight from May 15, whose fare is currently Rs 4,000. The chairman said that on May 10, the fare for the direct Indigo flight from Imphal to Kolkata is Rs 11,000 and the fare for the connected flight is Rs 20,000 per person.  Datta said that "If we talk about flights from Imphal to Kolkata, Air India operates one flight daily in the morning. Indigo operated four flights including connected and direct flight from Imphal to Kolkata. Loaded for days.   He informed that AirAsia, Flybig and Alliance Air have scheduled eight relief flights for people stranded during the prevailing situation in Manipur on Monday. These operational relief flights are part of the central government's initiative to ensure early evacuation of stranded people from distressed locations in the northeastern state. According to the Guwahati Airport Authority, AirAsia operated an additional commercial flight from Guwahati to Imphal on Monday.  What is the reason for violence in Manipur   Two reasons are being given behind the violence in Manipur. The first reason is to give Scheduled Tribe status to the Meitei community here. In Manipur, the Meitei community forms the majority, but they have been given the status of a Scheduled Tribe. Whose people of Kuki and Naga communities are protesting. Kuki and Naga communities have tribal status since independence. Now the Meitei community is also demanding this status, which is being opposed by the people of the Kuki and Naga communities. The Kuki and Naga communities say that the Meitei community is a majority community, how can it be given this status.   How did the violence start?   On May 3, the people of the Kuki community protested against the status given to the Meitei community and the government's decision. Violence started in this demonstration. On May 4, vehicles were set on fire at various places. This quarrel started between Meitei and Kuki community on the 4th itself. When the situation worsened on May 5, the army reached there. After this, more than 10 thousand people were shifted to another place. On the night of May 5, Mithang, an officer of the Indian Revenue Service, was killed by a mob. They were murdered after being taken out of the house.             Allegations against Imran Khan's serving army officer are unacceptable: ISPR Pakistan Army says that Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan has made irresponsible and baseless allegations against a senior serving army officer without any evidence.  The Pakistan Army's Public Relations Department (ISPR) issued a statement on Monday saying that Imran Khan's allegations are baseless (Photo: ISPR).  Pakistan Army says that Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan has made irresponsible and baseless allegations against a senior serving army officer without any evidence.  A statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Monday said, "These allegations of extortion and malice are deeply regrettable and unacceptable."  "This series has been going on for the past one year where officers of the military and intelligence agencies are being targeted through incitement and sensationalist propaganda for political purposes," the statement said.   "We request the political leaders to take the legal route and stop making false allegations," the ISPR statement said.  "The institution reserves the right to take legal action against false, misleading statements and propaganda," the statement added.  Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan recently accused a Pakistan Army officer of being involved in the attack on him.  In this regard, Pakistan Prime Minister Shahaz Sharif said in a statement on Sunday that Imran Khan's continuous accusations against the Pakistan Army and intelligence institutions are highly condemnable.  The Prime Minister of Pakistan had said in a tweet that 'Imran Khan's accusation against Major General Faisal Naseer and the Intelligence Agency without any evidence cannot be allowed and will not be tolerated.'  Earlier, Pakistan Army Spokesman Major General Ahmed Sharif Chaudhry had said during a press conference last month regarding the criticism on social media that 'social media and media talk against Pakistan forces, institutions and their officials. Chat is not only irresponsible and unwise but also unconstitutional.'  He said, "We also understand that some people are doing this in a personal capacity, but there are also some personal and political motives behind it and in some cases, agencies abroad have also become their tools." have been.'          Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf announced public gatherings at 101 places in Islamabad Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has said in a statement that Ali Nawaz Awan has officially informed the Islamabad administration through a letter.  Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has announced to hold public gatherings at 101 places in capital Islamabad on May 14 to express solidarity with the Constitution, Chief Justice and Supreme Court.  The political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf issued a statement on Monday in which it is said that the President of Tehreek-e-Insaf Islamabad, Ali Nawaz Awan, has formally informed the Islamabad administration through a letter.  In a statement issued by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf's Twitter account, a list of 101 places in Islamabad where these gatherings are to be held has also been released.  On the other hand, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf chief Imran Khan has also announced nationwide rallies from May 10.  According to PTI, in the first phase, rallies will be held in Muridke, Gakhar, Lala Musa, Gujar Khan and Attock.  Regarding the public gatherings at 101 places in Islamabad, Ali Nawaz Awan says that 'Tehreek-e-Insaf will organize peaceful gatherings at 101 places to express solidarity with the Constitution, the Chief Justice and the Judiciary on Sunday, May 14 at 4 pm.'  Ali Nawaz Awan says that the Constitution of Pakistan through its Articles 15, 16, 17 and 19 provides citizens with the fundamental rights of movement, assembly, expression and association.  He has further said in this regard that 'Supreme Court and High Courts in their judgments have obliged the civil administration to carry out affairs without affecting the fundamental rights of the people.'  Even earlier, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf chief Imran Khan had requested the people to come out of their homes on May 6 for 'solidarity with the Chief Justice of Pakistan and the Constitution'.  Imran Khan said in a video message that 'to save your constitution, Supreme Court, children's future and to express solidarity with the Chief Justice, you should come out of your homes one hour before sunset on Saturday, in your neighborhoods. Go, if you are in the village, go out to the village.'  On the other hand, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf President Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi has met with the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran.  According to the statement released by PTI, in this meeting, important issues including the political situation of the country and the political strategy of Tehreek-e-Insaaf were discussed in detail.  According to the statement, Imran Khan and Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi have agreed to express full solidarity with the supremacy of the Constitution, the rule of law and the honorable judiciary, including the Chief Justice.          Did my duty to TTP, will continue to cooperate: Ameer Khan Muttaqi  Interim Foreign Minister of Afghanistan Amir Khan Muttaqi has said that he has fulfilled his duty regarding the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, but in the future he will continue to try to find a solution to this conflict through negotiations with Islamabad.  Addressing the function of Islamabad Strategic Studies Institute, a think tank in Islamabad on Monday, Foreign Minister Afan said that the challenges of both Pakistan and Afghanistan are not different from each other and both will work together now. .  He said that we tried to negotiate between TTP and Pakistan in the past. This is not a two-year-old problem, but a problem before we came to power. Our effort is to establish peace. We do not want the fire to grow in Pakistan. We have done it before and will continue to play our role.'  Pakistan Army Chief General Asim Munir, in a meeting with Afghanistan's Acting Foreign Minister a day ago, stressed that the interim government of Afghanistan should give 'full cooperation' in stopping the increasing attacks by militants in Pakistan.   Militant attacks in Pakistan have increased in recent months, and Pakistani officials say fighters from the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) are involved. Islamabad has also been demanding Kabul to take action against the TTP on its soil.   According to a statement issued by the Public Relations Department of the Army, ISPR, Chief of the Pakistani Army, General Asim Munir, stressed the need for both the neighboring countries to increase cooperation to deal effectively with 'terrorism and extremism'.   General Asim stressed the full cooperation and commitment of the Afghan Interim Government on these issues of common interest.   This was Amir Khan Muttaqi's second visit to Islamabad after becoming the interim foreign minister of Afghanistan. Earlier he has come to Pakistan in November 2021. This time, his visit was for four days, in which he not only met with the political and military leadership of Pakistan, but also participated in trilateral talks with China.  About the talks with the Pakistani authorities, the Afghan Taliban leader said, 'We discussed with the Pakistani authorities about what role we can play for peace. We will do it again and again and the effort is to resolve the issues through diplomatic dialogue and negotiation channels. It is hoped that the situation will improve in the coming time.'  The Afghan leader said that there were numerous problems between Afghanistan and Pakistan in relations, trade, transit and economic matters. The economic affairs of both countries were often viewed from a political point of view, due to which the great economic opportunities available to both countries continued to be lost.  Amiri Khan Motaqi said that no terrorist group exists in his country, so there is no possibility of using it against anyone.  However, he did not mention the Islamic State or Daesh, against whom Afghanistan's official media continues to report operations every other day. Much of his written speech focused on economic cooperation in Afghanistan and the region.  Regarding the reason for non-recognition by Pakistan, he simply said that he had come to Islamabad on the official government's invitation, he had held formal meetings, and as far as the question of recognition is concerned, it is with Pakistan. To be asked.'  Amir Khan Muttaqi said that his government has been in Afghanistan for twenty months. Many problems have been overcome by the grace of Allah. Sanctions are a major challenge in economic relations with other countries, because of the sanctions, banks have difficulty importing raw materials while trying to control unemployment and inflation.  He also mentioned the report of the World Bank according to which the inflation in Afghanistan has decreased and the value of the Afghan currency has stabilized, the economy has improved and the Afghan government has presented the budget without external assistance.  The Afghan Foreign Minister said that Afghanistan and Pakistan have been going through political and economic challenges for the past two years. Both have growth potential. Pakistan has always been our focus and there has been an interest in economic ties with Pakistan since the beginning. Despite the political differences, trade with Pakistan continued, it is hoped that economic relations will continue.  In response to a question about women's rights, he said that he, his government or Tehreek-e-Taliban Afghanistan have never declared women's education un-Islamic. He said that currently one crore Afghan boys and girls are studying in various educational institutions in Afghanistan. Women are also going to Madrasas. This series is going on to a certain extent.'  Amir Muttaqi said that the whole world is recognizing Afghanistan now, the pressure of the economy is on us like the whole world. To increase trade and further improve the corridor with the region, Afghanistan has natural resources, working together can control many problems including economy and unemployment.  This time, the Taliban minister kept the media away during his visit and did not say anything even in response to a question about it. This event was also named 'Public Talk' but participation was subject to invitation. However, the event was broadcasted live through social media.           "Every letter must be answered"? 709 case lawyer Zhou Shifeng wrote to the Supreme Court  Recently, lawyer Zhou Shifeng, who was sentenced in China's "709 Crackdown" incident, wrote to President Zhang Jun of the Supreme People's Court, reiterating that the case was a fake case led by the "Sun Lijun political gang" and the trial process was seriously illegal. So, how will the Supreme Court, which claims that "every letter must be answered", respond?  Zhou Shifeng, former chief lawyer of Beijing Fengrui Law Firm, was arrested and sentenced by the authorities for " subverting state power" because of the "709 case" . He was not released from prison until September last year. Recently, he sent a letter to Zhang Jun, President of the Supreme People's Court of China, reiterating that the "709 case" was a fake case fabricated by Sun Lijun's "political gang".  If you want to add a crime, there is nothing to worry about  According to the content of the letter sent by Zhou Shifeng to this station, during the trial stage of the case, the judges, public security personnel, and prosecutors seriously trampled on the constitution and laws, and deliberately did not record the defendant's opinions on the core evidence. According to an insider familiar with the case, Zhou Shifeng once said that "everything is based on the original recording", but the relevant content was not written into the judgment, which clearly violated legal procedures.  Zhou Shifeng also stated in the letter that he was deprived of the right to make a final statement and the right to appeal. The authorities not only forced him to sign the final statement that had been written in advance, but also did not ask him whether to appeal when the judgment was delivered. Not only that, Zhou Shifeng also accused the judges of threatening him to plead guilty before the trial, instead of proceeding with the trial according to the law.  "These are serious violations of China's Criminal Procedure Law ," said the above-mentioned source . I don’t think he constituted any crime, not even breaking the law, but if you want to commit a crime, there is no excuse.”  For security reasons, this insider who requested anonymity also revealed to this station that Zhou Shifeng's judgment was actually discussed in the lounge by the deputy secretary of the Tianjin Municipal Legal Committee, the vice president of the Municipal High Court, and the deputy chief prosecutor of the Municipal Procuratorate. He even told Zhou Shifeng, "A few years in prison is just a number."  Zhou Shifeng, who once founded the Beijing Fengrui Law Firm, is regarded by the outside world as one of the core figures in the "709 Case" and the first lawyer sentenced in the case. He was charged with "subversion of state power" and sentenced to 7 years in prison. According to news, Zhou Shifeng pleaded guilty in court and said he would never appeal. On September 24, 2022, Zhou Shifeng was released after serving his sentence.  Wang Quanzhang, another lawyer involved in the "709 case", once told this station that Zhou Shifeng pleaded guilty at the trial that year to cooperate with the public prosecutor.  Teng Biao, a Chinese human rights lawyer living in the United States, told this station: "These cases cannot be handled according to legal procedures. They are political crimes. These lawyers have no crimes. They are using the law to protect civil rights. They What they do is to promote the progress of China's human rights rule of law. To arrest and sentence them today must violate procedures and laws."  Will the Supreme Court write back? How to reply? The above-mentioned insider told this station: " Zhang Jun, the president of the Supreme Court, held a meeting of the party group and said that 'every letter must be answered'. He ( Zhou Shifeng ) seized this opportunity to write a letter and see if the (Supreme Court) will reply. .On the level of the law and the constitution and on the level of the Communist Party, (the court) must reply; on the basis of basic principles and human nature, they must give a reply. So Zhou Shifeng them to see if they would reply , how to reply."  Teng Biao predicted that one response from the authorities would be that the court would not reply or ignore the letter; another possibility would be that the court would reply to the letter, but it would not have any impact on the outcome of Zhou Shifeng's case or the entire "709 case". Change.  Since July 9, 2015, the Chinese authorities have carried out mass arrests of human rights lawyers and human rights defenders in as many as 23 provinces, resulting in hundreds of people, including family members, being summoned by the police, detained or forcibly disappeared. The case is also known as the "709 Crackdown".  Zhou Shifeng pointed out in the letter that the "709 case" accuses lawyers of normally representing cases, safeguarding the correct implementation of the law, and the legitimate rights and interests of the parties, and accuses these lawyers of committing crimes. irrefutable evidence.  According to the judgment of the court, Zhou Shifeng is not allowed to accept media interviews during the period of "deprivation of political rights", otherwise he will be punished.  Zhou Shifeng asked the Supreme People's Court to directly start the retrial procedure, and a special case team to thoroughly investigate the disciplinary and illegal acts of the relevant judges in this case. On April 25, China's Supreme Court held a party group meeting to study and implement the "response to letter and visit" cases.  According to the above-mentioned insider, the letter is expected to be delivered later this week, and the outside world will pay attention to whether the Supreme Court will reply to Zhou Shifeng.            It is rumored that the United States intends to provide US$500 million in military aid to Taiwan. Analysis indicates that it can enhance missile defense capabilities  A number of foreign media recently reported that the United States intends to follow the Ukrainian model and provide US$500 million in military aid to Taiwan. In Taiwan, Defense Minister Qiu Guozheng stated on Monday (8th) that he has discussed the content of aid with the US and that military aid and weapons are not counted as military purchases. Legislator Wang Dingyu of the Democratic Progressive Party believes that military aid shows that Taiwan is an important partner in the strategic deployment of the United States. Scholars hope that the transfer of weapons will enhance missile defense capabilities.   Before reporting to the Legislative Yuan on Monday (8th), Taiwan’s Defense Minister Qiu Guozheng responded to the media’s request that the U.S. Congress approve the provision of US$500 million in arms aid to Taiwan through the President’s Appropriation Authority (PDA), saying that US$500 million in military aid is not included in the arms purchase project . He pointed out that due to the delay in Taiwan's purchase of weapons and equipment, the United States may use the spot stock or other alternative methods to make emergency or make up for it first.   Qiu Guozheng said: This is not included in the military purchase. For example, if there is a weapon that has not arrived, he will first send over the simulator or the relevant ammunition, which is replaced by the stock. Comparing with this price tag, make an offer within 500 million US dollars.   Regarding foreign media reports, the military aid to the United States will be handled in the same way as aid to Ukraine. Qiu Guozheng believes that it is not important whether it is compared to Ukraine.   Qiu Guozheng said: I don't think it matters what people think about whether Taiwan compares with Ukraine. Taiwan is our own country, and we must protect it well. As for how people compare it, there are many scholars, experts and many people discussing it, but the Ministry of National Defense never participates in opinions. Where is the reason? Because we know very well that our own country should solve this problem by itself.   Wang Dingyu, convener of the Foreign Affairs and National Defense Committee of the Legislative Yuan and a legislator of the Democratic Progressive Party, pointed out that the source of military aid was the "Taiwan Policy Act", which was later integrated into the annual US National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which allocated US$2 billion a year to Taiwan. Military aid, 2 billion financing loans, and 1 billion US dollars of presidential appropriation power are all tied up in the National Defense Authorization Act.   Wang Dingyu said that if the United States really uses the presidential appropriation power to provide military aid to Taiwan, it will show multiple meanings.   Wang Dingyu said: First, the national security leaders of Taiwan and the United States must communicate with each other to know what each other needs. This is an appropriation based on the need to build and defend Taiwan, so of course the two sides need to discuss it. Second, it also means that Taiwan is an important strategic partner in the overall strategic deployment of the United States. Equipment and services can be allocated directly by the president without the approval of Congress, and can be provided to Taiwan in the fastest way.   Su Ziyun, director of the National Defense Strategy and Resources Research Institute of the National Defense Security Research Institute, said that 500 million US dollars can buy about 3,000 Javelin missiles or 6,000 Stinger missiles, or 500 Harpoon anti-ship missiles, or 120 Patriotic Type 3 missiles. It can quickly enhance the defensive combat power.   Su Ziyun said that based on the experience of the Russia-Ukraine war and the amount of 500 million US dollars, it is estimated that the project will be mainly missile aid.   Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense issued a press release on Monday (6th) in response, saying that the US Presidential Appropriation Authority (PDA) is one of the "Strengthening Taiwan Resilience Act" of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2023. The Ministry of National Defense is optimistic about the success of allies and allied countries for the defense gap of delayed delivery.   U.S. President Joe Biden signed the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act on December 23 last year, authorizing the provision of US$10 billion in military aid to Taiwan in the next five years and requesting an accelerated processing of Taiwan's military purchase request.   The presidential appropriation authority, the authorization to expedite security assistance, has been used in the past with U.S. assistance to Ukraine, allowing the president to transfer goods and services from U.S. stockpiles without congressional approval in an emergency.

Manipur Violence: Violence broke out between the Meitei and Naga-Kuki communities during a rally in Manipur on 3 May. 60 people lost their lives in this violence. So far 35 thousand 655 people have been displaced in the state.

Imphal:After the violence that broke out in Manipur on May 3, there has been a lot of loss of life and property. Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh has informed on Monday that 60 people have died in the violence so far, while more than 200 people have been injured. The CM admitted that 10,000 people are still stranded. Along with this, Biren Singh said that the Union Home Minister Amit Shah is keeping an eye on the whole incident from day one. The CM of Manipur has announced compensation for the families affected by the violence.

Speaking for the first time on the Manipur violence, CM N Biren Singh told the media in capital Imphal, "On May 3, 60 innocent people lost their lives in an unfortunate incident. 231 people were injured in this violence. 1700 houses were burnt by the miscreants." . I appeal to the people of the state for peace and harmony. Those who are stranded are being taken to safer places." He said, "So far 20,000 stranded people have been evacuated. Around 10,000 people are still stranded. Union Home Minister Amit Shah is monitoring the situation from the day of the incident till today. Also sent."

Announcement of compensation for the victims
Along with this, CM N Biren Singh has announced compensation for the victims of violence. CM Biren Singh said, "A compensation of Rs 5-5 lakh will be given to the families of the deceased, Rs 2-2 lakh to those injured with serious injuries and Rs 25,000 to those with less serious injuries. There are burns, they will be given compensation of up to Rs 2 lakh each."

SC said- Government should take steps for rehabilitation in Manipur
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court on Monday expressed concern over the people displaced due to Manipur violence. The Supreme Court told the Central Government that this is a humanitarian crisis. Necessary steps should be taken for the rehabilitation of the displaced people. There should be arrangements for essential things like medicines and food and drink in the relief camps. Along with this, steps should also be taken for the protection of religious places in the state.

Hearing on Manipur violence on May 17
Manipur Tribal Forum and Hill Area Committee have filed petitions in the Supreme Court. In these, the SIT investigation of the violence and the High Court's order to include the Meitei community in the ST list have been opposed. Chief Justice DY Chandrachud's bench is hearing the matter. The next hearing will be on May 17.

Explain that 105 companies of the Indian Army and Assam Rifles have been deployed to control the violence between the Meitei community and tribals in Manipur.


Flight price from violence-hit Manipur to Kolkata reaches Rs 20,000, people upset

Curfew has been relaxed in some areas of violence-hit Manipur. However, the situation is being monitored through several drones and helicopters of the army.

New Delhi:In the midst of ongoing violence in Manipur, a large number of people from other states are going back to their state from Manipur. Due to this, air tickets on the Imphal-Kolkata route have increased almost 5-6 times from the normal price to Rs 20,000 per ticket. Indian Association of Tour Operators, West Bengal Chapter President Debajit Dutta has said that the situation in Manipur remains tense and people are leaving Imphal to go to Kolkata as well as their hometown. In this stressful situation facing a big problem of air tickets which are much higher than the nominal fares. 

Dutta said Air India fares from Imphal to Kolkata were around Rs 17,000 for business class on Tuesday and Rs 14,000 for economy class for May 11. He also told that Air Asia has a flight from May 15, whose fare is currently Rs 4,000. The chairman said that on May 10, the fare for the direct Indigo flight from Imphal to Kolkata is Rs 11,000 and the fare for the connected flight is Rs 20,000 per person.

Datta said that "If we talk about flights from Imphal to Kolkata, Air India operates one flight daily in the morning. Indigo operated four flights including connected and direct flight from Imphal to Kolkata. Loaded for days. 

He informed that AirAsia, Flybig and Alliance Air have scheduled eight relief flights for people stranded during the prevailing situation in Manipur on Monday. These operational relief flights are part of the central government's initiative to ensure early evacuation of stranded people from distressed locations in the northeastern state. According to the Guwahati Airport Authority, AirAsia operated an additional commercial flight from Guwahati to Imphal on Monday.

What is the reason for violence in Manipur 

Two reasons are being given behind the violence in Manipur. The first reason is to give Scheduled Tribe status to the Meitei community here. In Manipur, the Meitei community forms the majority, but they have been given the status of a Scheduled Tribe. Whose people of Kuki and Naga communities are protesting. Kuki and Naga communities have tribal status since independence. Now the Meitei community is also demanding this status, which is being opposed by the people of the Kuki and Naga communities. The Kuki and Naga communities say that the Meitei community is a majority community, how can it be given this status. 

How did the violence start? 

On May 3, the people of the Kuki community protested against the status given to the Meitei community and the government's decision. Violence started in this demonstration. On May 4, vehicles were set on fire at various places. This quarrel started between Meitei and Kuki community on the 4th itself. When the situation worsened on May 5, the army reached there. After this, more than 10 thousand people were shifted to another place. On the night of May 5, Mithang, an officer of the Indian Revenue Service, was killed by a mob. They were murdered after being taken out of the house.


So far 60 people have died in Manipur violence, more than 200 injured, CM announced compensation : India Manipur Violence: Violence broke out between the Meitei and Naga-Kuki communities during a rally in Manipur on 3 May. 60 people lost their lives in this violence. So far 35 thousand 655 people have been displaced in the state.  Imphal:After the violence that broke out in Manipur on May 3, there has been a lot of loss of life and property. Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh has informed on Monday that 60 people have died in the violence so far, while more than 200 people have been injured. The CM admitted that 10,000 people are still stranded. Along with this, Biren Singh said that the Union Home Minister Amit Shah is keeping an eye on the whole incident from day one. The CM of Manipur has announced compensation for the families affected by the violence.  Speaking for the first time on the Manipur violence, CM N Biren Singh told the media in capital Imphal, "On May 3, 60 innocent people lost their lives in an unfortunate incident. 231 people were injured in this violence. 1700 houses were burnt by the miscreants." . I appeal to the people of the state for peace and harmony. Those who are stranded are being taken to safer places." He said, "So far 20,000 stranded people have been evacuated. Around 10,000 people are still stranded. Union Home Minister Amit Shah is monitoring the situation from the day of the incident till today. Also sent."  Announcement of compensation for the victims Along with this, CM N Biren Singh has announced compensation for the victims of violence. CM Biren Singh said, "A compensation of Rs 5-5 lakh will be given to the families of the deceased, Rs 2-2 lakh to those injured with serious injuries and Rs 25,000 to those with less serious injuries. There are burns, they will be given compensation of up to Rs 2 lakh each."  SC said- Government should take steps for rehabilitation in Manipur Meanwhile, the Supreme Court on Monday expressed concern over the people displaced due to Manipur violence. The Supreme Court told the Central Government that this is a humanitarian crisis. Necessary steps should be taken for the rehabilitation of the displaced people. There should be arrangements for essential things like medicines and food and drink in the relief camps. Along with this, steps should also be taken for the protection of religious places in the state.  Hearing on Manipur violence on May 17 Manipur Tribal Forum and Hill Area Committee have filed petitions in the Supreme Court. In these, the SIT investigation of the violence and the High Court's order to include the Meitei community in the ST list have been opposed. Chief Justice DY Chandrachud's bench is hearing the matter. The next hearing will be on May 17.  Explain that 105 companies of the Indian Army and Assam Rifles have been deployed to control the violence between the Meitei community and tribals in Manipur.       Flight price from violence-hit Manipur to Kolkata reaches Rs 20,000, people upset Curfew has been relaxed in some areas of violence-hit Manipur. However, the situation is being monitored through several drones and helicopters of the army.  New Delhi:In the midst of ongoing violence in Manipur, a large number of people from other states are going back to their state from Manipur. Due to this, air tickets on the Imphal-Kolkata route have increased almost 5-6 times from the normal price to Rs 20,000 per ticket. Indian Association of Tour Operators, West Bengal Chapter President Debajit Dutta has said that the situation in Manipur remains tense and people are leaving Imphal to go to Kolkata as well as their hometown. In this stressful situation facing a big problem of air tickets which are much higher than the nominal fares.   Dutta said Air India fares from Imphal to Kolkata were around Rs 17,000 for business class on Tuesday and Rs 14,000 for economy class for May 11. He also told that Air Asia has a flight from May 15, whose fare is currently Rs 4,000. The chairman said that on May 10, the fare for the direct Indigo flight from Imphal to Kolkata is Rs 11,000 and the fare for the connected flight is Rs 20,000 per person.  Datta said that "If we talk about flights from Imphal to Kolkata, Air India operates one flight daily in the morning. Indigo operated four flights including connected and direct flight from Imphal to Kolkata. Loaded for days.   He informed that AirAsia, Flybig and Alliance Air have scheduled eight relief flights for people stranded during the prevailing situation in Manipur on Monday. These operational relief flights are part of the central government's initiative to ensure early evacuation of stranded people from distressed locations in the northeastern state. According to the Guwahati Airport Authority, AirAsia operated an additional commercial flight from Guwahati to Imphal on Monday.  What is the reason for violence in Manipur   Two reasons are being given behind the violence in Manipur. The first reason is to give Scheduled Tribe status to the Meitei community here. In Manipur, the Meitei community forms the majority, but they have been given the status of a Scheduled Tribe. Whose people of Kuki and Naga communities are protesting. Kuki and Naga communities have tribal status since independence. Now the Meitei community is also demanding this status, which is being opposed by the people of the Kuki and Naga communities. The Kuki and Naga communities say that the Meitei community is a majority community, how can it be given this status.   How did the violence start?   On May 3, the people of the Kuki community protested against the status given to the Meitei community and the government's decision. Violence started in this demonstration. On May 4, vehicles were set on fire at various places. This quarrel started between Meitei and Kuki community on the 4th itself. When the situation worsened on May 5, the army reached there. After this, more than 10 thousand people were shifted to another place. On the night of May 5, Mithang, an officer of the Indian Revenue Service, was killed by a mob. They were murdered after being taken out of the house.             Allegations against Imran Khan's serving army officer are unacceptable: ISPR Pakistan Army says that Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan has made irresponsible and baseless allegations against a senior serving army officer without any evidence.  The Pakistan Army's Public Relations Department (ISPR) issued a statement on Monday saying that Imran Khan's allegations are baseless (Photo: ISPR).  Pakistan Army says that Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan has made irresponsible and baseless allegations against a senior serving army officer without any evidence.  A statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Monday said, "These allegations of extortion and malice are deeply regrettable and unacceptable."  "This series has been going on for the past one year where officers of the military and intelligence agencies are being targeted through incitement and sensationalist propaganda for political purposes," the statement said.   "We request the political leaders to take the legal route and stop making false allegations," the ISPR statement said.  "The institution reserves the right to take legal action against false, misleading statements and propaganda," the statement added.  Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan recently accused a Pakistan Army officer of being involved in the attack on him.  In this regard, Pakistan Prime Minister Shahaz Sharif said in a statement on Sunday that Imran Khan's continuous accusations against the Pakistan Army and intelligence institutions are highly condemnable.  The Prime Minister of Pakistan had said in a tweet that 'Imran Khan's accusation against Major General Faisal Naseer and the Intelligence Agency without any evidence cannot be allowed and will not be tolerated.'  Earlier, Pakistan Army Spokesman Major General Ahmed Sharif Chaudhry had said during a press conference last month regarding the criticism on social media that 'social media and media talk against Pakistan forces, institutions and their officials. Chat is not only irresponsible and unwise but also unconstitutional.'  He said, "We also understand that some people are doing this in a personal capacity, but there are also some personal and political motives behind it and in some cases, agencies abroad have also become their tools." have been.'          Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf announced public gatherings at 101 places in Islamabad Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has said in a statement that Ali Nawaz Awan has officially informed the Islamabad administration through a letter.  Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has announced to hold public gatherings at 101 places in capital Islamabad on May 14 to express solidarity with the Constitution, Chief Justice and Supreme Court.  The political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf issued a statement on Monday in which it is said that the President of Tehreek-e-Insaf Islamabad, Ali Nawaz Awan, has formally informed the Islamabad administration through a letter.  In a statement issued by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf's Twitter account, a list of 101 places in Islamabad where these gatherings are to be held has also been released.  On the other hand, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf chief Imran Khan has also announced nationwide rallies from May 10.  According to PTI, in the first phase, rallies will be held in Muridke, Gakhar, Lala Musa, Gujar Khan and Attock.  Regarding the public gatherings at 101 places in Islamabad, Ali Nawaz Awan says that 'Tehreek-e-Insaf will organize peaceful gatherings at 101 places to express solidarity with the Constitution, the Chief Justice and the Judiciary on Sunday, May 14 at 4 pm.'  Ali Nawaz Awan says that the Constitution of Pakistan through its Articles 15, 16, 17 and 19 provides citizens with the fundamental rights of movement, assembly, expression and association.  He has further said in this regard that 'Supreme Court and High Courts in their judgments have obliged the civil administration to carry out affairs without affecting the fundamental rights of the people.'  Even earlier, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf chief Imran Khan had requested the people to come out of their homes on May 6 for 'solidarity with the Chief Justice of Pakistan and the Constitution'.  Imran Khan said in a video message that 'to save your constitution, Supreme Court, children's future and to express solidarity with the Chief Justice, you should come out of your homes one hour before sunset on Saturday, in your neighborhoods. Go, if you are in the village, go out to the village.'  On the other hand, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf President Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi has met with the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran.  According to the statement released by PTI, in this meeting, important issues including the political situation of the country and the political strategy of Tehreek-e-Insaaf were discussed in detail.  According to the statement, Imran Khan and Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi have agreed to express full solidarity with the supremacy of the Constitution, the rule of law and the honorable judiciary, including the Chief Justice.          Did my duty to TTP, will continue to cooperate: Ameer Khan Muttaqi  Interim Foreign Minister of Afghanistan Amir Khan Muttaqi has said that he has fulfilled his duty regarding the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, but in the future he will continue to try to find a solution to this conflict through negotiations with Islamabad.  Addressing the function of Islamabad Strategic Studies Institute, a think tank in Islamabad on Monday, Foreign Minister Afan said that the challenges of both Pakistan and Afghanistan are not different from each other and both will work together now. .  He said that we tried to negotiate between TTP and Pakistan in the past. This is not a two-year-old problem, but a problem before we came to power. Our effort is to establish peace. We do not want the fire to grow in Pakistan. We have done it before and will continue to play our role.'  Pakistan Army Chief General Asim Munir, in a meeting with Afghanistan's Acting Foreign Minister a day ago, stressed that the interim government of Afghanistan should give 'full cooperation' in stopping the increasing attacks by militants in Pakistan.   Militant attacks in Pakistan have increased in recent months, and Pakistani officials say fighters from the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) are involved. Islamabad has also been demanding Kabul to take action against the TTP on its soil.   According to a statement issued by the Public Relations Department of the Army, ISPR, Chief of the Pakistani Army, General Asim Munir, stressed the need for both the neighboring countries to increase cooperation to deal effectively with 'terrorism and extremism'.   General Asim stressed the full cooperation and commitment of the Afghan Interim Government on these issues of common interest.   This was Amir Khan Muttaqi's second visit to Islamabad after becoming the interim foreign minister of Afghanistan. Earlier he has come to Pakistan in November 2021. This time, his visit was for four days, in which he not only met with the political and military leadership of Pakistan, but also participated in trilateral talks with China.  About the talks with the Pakistani authorities, the Afghan Taliban leader said, 'We discussed with the Pakistani authorities about what role we can play for peace. We will do it again and again and the effort is to resolve the issues through diplomatic dialogue and negotiation channels. It is hoped that the situation will improve in the coming time.'  The Afghan leader said that there were numerous problems between Afghanistan and Pakistan in relations, trade, transit and economic matters. The economic affairs of both countries were often viewed from a political point of view, due to which the great economic opportunities available to both countries continued to be lost.  Amiri Khan Motaqi said that no terrorist group exists in his country, so there is no possibility of using it against anyone.  However, he did not mention the Islamic State or Daesh, against whom Afghanistan's official media continues to report operations every other day. Much of his written speech focused on economic cooperation in Afghanistan and the region.  Regarding the reason for non-recognition by Pakistan, he simply said that he had come to Islamabad on the official government's invitation, he had held formal meetings, and as far as the question of recognition is concerned, it is with Pakistan. To be asked.'  Amir Khan Muttaqi said that his government has been in Afghanistan for twenty months. Many problems have been overcome by the grace of Allah. Sanctions are a major challenge in economic relations with other countries, because of the sanctions, banks have difficulty importing raw materials while trying to control unemployment and inflation.  He also mentioned the report of the World Bank according to which the inflation in Afghanistan has decreased and the value of the Afghan currency has stabilized, the economy has improved and the Afghan government has presented the budget without external assistance.  The Afghan Foreign Minister said that Afghanistan and Pakistan have been going through political and economic challenges for the past two years. Both have growth potential. Pakistan has always been our focus and there has been an interest in economic ties with Pakistan since the beginning. Despite the political differences, trade with Pakistan continued, it is hoped that economic relations will continue.  In response to a question about women's rights, he said that he, his government or Tehreek-e-Taliban Afghanistan have never declared women's education un-Islamic. He said that currently one crore Afghan boys and girls are studying in various educational institutions in Afghanistan. Women are also going to Madrasas. This series is going on to a certain extent.'  Amir Muttaqi said that the whole world is recognizing Afghanistan now, the pressure of the economy is on us like the whole world. To increase trade and further improve the corridor with the region, Afghanistan has natural resources, working together can control many problems including economy and unemployment.  This time, the Taliban minister kept the media away during his visit and did not say anything even in response to a question about it. This event was also named 'Public Talk' but participation was subject to invitation. However, the event was broadcasted live through social media.           "Every letter must be answered"? 709 case lawyer Zhou Shifeng wrote to the Supreme Court  Recently, lawyer Zhou Shifeng, who was sentenced in China's "709 Crackdown" incident, wrote to President Zhang Jun of the Supreme People's Court, reiterating that the case was a fake case led by the "Sun Lijun political gang" and the trial process was seriously illegal. So, how will the Supreme Court, which claims that "every letter must be answered", respond?  Zhou Shifeng, former chief lawyer of Beijing Fengrui Law Firm, was arrested and sentenced by the authorities for " subverting state power" because of the "709 case" . He was not released from prison until September last year. Recently, he sent a letter to Zhang Jun, President of the Supreme People's Court of China, reiterating that the "709 case" was a fake case fabricated by Sun Lijun's "political gang".  If you want to add a crime, there is nothing to worry about  According to the content of the letter sent by Zhou Shifeng to this station, during the trial stage of the case, the judges, public security personnel, and prosecutors seriously trampled on the constitution and laws, and deliberately did not record the defendant's opinions on the core evidence. According to an insider familiar with the case, Zhou Shifeng once said that "everything is based on the original recording", but the relevant content was not written into the judgment, which clearly violated legal procedures.  Zhou Shifeng also stated in the letter that he was deprived of the right to make a final statement and the right to appeal. The authorities not only forced him to sign the final statement that had been written in advance, but also did not ask him whether to appeal when the judgment was delivered. Not only that, Zhou Shifeng also accused the judges of threatening him to plead guilty before the trial, instead of proceeding with the trial according to the law.  "These are serious violations of China's Criminal Procedure Law ," said the above-mentioned source . I don’t think he constituted any crime, not even breaking the law, but if you want to commit a crime, there is no excuse.”  For security reasons, this insider who requested anonymity also revealed to this station that Zhou Shifeng's judgment was actually discussed in the lounge by the deputy secretary of the Tianjin Municipal Legal Committee, the vice president of the Municipal High Court, and the deputy chief prosecutor of the Municipal Procuratorate. He even told Zhou Shifeng, "A few years in prison is just a number."  Zhou Shifeng, who once founded the Beijing Fengrui Law Firm, is regarded by the outside world as one of the core figures in the "709 Case" and the first lawyer sentenced in the case. He was charged with "subversion of state power" and sentenced to 7 years in prison. According to news, Zhou Shifeng pleaded guilty in court and said he would never appeal. On September 24, 2022, Zhou Shifeng was released after serving his sentence.  Wang Quanzhang, another lawyer involved in the "709 case", once told this station that Zhou Shifeng pleaded guilty at the trial that year to cooperate with the public prosecutor.  Teng Biao, a Chinese human rights lawyer living in the United States, told this station: "These cases cannot be handled according to legal procedures. They are political crimes. These lawyers have no crimes. They are using the law to protect civil rights. They What they do is to promote the progress of China's human rights rule of law. To arrest and sentence them today must violate procedures and laws."  Will the Supreme Court write back? How to reply? The above-mentioned insider told this station: " Zhang Jun, the president of the Supreme Court, held a meeting of the party group and said that 'every letter must be answered'. He ( Zhou Shifeng ) seized this opportunity to write a letter and see if the (Supreme Court) will reply. .On the level of the law and the constitution and on the level of the Communist Party, (the court) must reply; on the basis of basic principles and human nature, they must give a reply. So Zhou Shifeng them to see if they would reply , how to reply."  Teng Biao predicted that one response from the authorities would be that the court would not reply or ignore the letter; another possibility would be that the court would reply to the letter, but it would not have any impact on the outcome of Zhou Shifeng's case or the entire "709 case". Change.  Since July 9, 2015, the Chinese authorities have carried out mass arrests of human rights lawyers and human rights defenders in as many as 23 provinces, resulting in hundreds of people, including family members, being summoned by the police, detained or forcibly disappeared. The case is also known as the "709 Crackdown".  Zhou Shifeng pointed out in the letter that the "709 case" accuses lawyers of normally representing cases, safeguarding the correct implementation of the law, and the legitimate rights and interests of the parties, and accuses these lawyers of committing crimes. irrefutable evidence.  According to the judgment of the court, Zhou Shifeng is not allowed to accept media interviews during the period of "deprivation of political rights", otherwise he will be punished.  Zhou Shifeng asked the Supreme People's Court to directly start the retrial procedure, and a special case team to thoroughly investigate the disciplinary and illegal acts of the relevant judges in this case. On April 25, China's Supreme Court held a party group meeting to study and implement the "response to letter and visit" cases.  According to the above-mentioned insider, the letter is expected to be delivered later this week, and the outside world will pay attention to whether the Supreme Court will reply to Zhou Shifeng.            It is rumored that the United States intends to provide US$500 million in military aid to Taiwan. Analysis indicates that it can enhance missile defense capabilities  A number of foreign media recently reported that the United States intends to follow the Ukrainian model and provide US$500 million in military aid to Taiwan. In Taiwan, Defense Minister Qiu Guozheng stated on Monday (8th) that he has discussed the content of aid with the US and that military aid and weapons are not counted as military purchases. Legislator Wang Dingyu of the Democratic Progressive Party believes that military aid shows that Taiwan is an important partner in the strategic deployment of the United States. Scholars hope that the transfer of weapons will enhance missile defense capabilities.   Before reporting to the Legislative Yuan on Monday (8th), Taiwan’s Defense Minister Qiu Guozheng responded to the media’s request that the U.S. Congress approve the provision of US$500 million in arms aid to Taiwan through the President’s Appropriation Authority (PDA), saying that US$500 million in military aid is not included in the arms purchase project . He pointed out that due to the delay in Taiwan's purchase of weapons and equipment, the United States may use the spot stock or other alternative methods to make emergency or make up for it first.   Qiu Guozheng said: This is not included in the military purchase. For example, if there is a weapon that has not arrived, he will first send over the simulator or the relevant ammunition, which is replaced by the stock. Comparing with this price tag, make an offer within 500 million US dollars.   Regarding foreign media reports, the military aid to the United States will be handled in the same way as aid to Ukraine. Qiu Guozheng believes that it is not important whether it is compared to Ukraine.   Qiu Guozheng said: I don't think it matters what people think about whether Taiwan compares with Ukraine. Taiwan is our own country, and we must protect it well. As for how people compare it, there are many scholars, experts and many people discussing it, but the Ministry of National Defense never participates in opinions. Where is the reason? Because we know very well that our own country should solve this problem by itself.   Wang Dingyu, convener of the Foreign Affairs and National Defense Committee of the Legislative Yuan and a legislator of the Democratic Progressive Party, pointed out that the source of military aid was the "Taiwan Policy Act", which was later integrated into the annual US National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which allocated US$2 billion a year to Taiwan. Military aid, 2 billion financing loans, and 1 billion US dollars of presidential appropriation power are all tied up in the National Defense Authorization Act.   Wang Dingyu said that if the United States really uses the presidential appropriation power to provide military aid to Taiwan, it will show multiple meanings.   Wang Dingyu said: First, the national security leaders of Taiwan and the United States must communicate with each other to know what each other needs. This is an appropriation based on the need to build and defend Taiwan, so of course the two sides need to discuss it. Second, it also means that Taiwan is an important strategic partner in the overall strategic deployment of the United States. Equipment and services can be allocated directly by the president without the approval of Congress, and can be provided to Taiwan in the fastest way.   Su Ziyun, director of the National Defense Strategy and Resources Research Institute of the National Defense Security Research Institute, said that 500 million US dollars can buy about 3,000 Javelin missiles or 6,000 Stinger missiles, or 500 Harpoon anti-ship missiles, or 120 Patriotic Type 3 missiles. It can quickly enhance the defensive combat power.   Su Ziyun said that based on the experience of the Russia-Ukraine war and the amount of 500 million US dollars, it is estimated that the project will be mainly missile aid.   Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense issued a press release on Monday (6th) in response, saying that the US Presidential Appropriation Authority (PDA) is one of the "Strengthening Taiwan Resilience Act" of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2023. The Ministry of National Defense is optimistic about the success of allies and allied countries for the defense gap of delayed delivery.   U.S. President Joe Biden signed the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act on December 23 last year, authorizing the provision of US$10 billion in military aid to Taiwan in the next five years and requesting an accelerated processing of Taiwan's military purchase request.   The presidential appropriation authority, the authorization to expedite security assistance, has been used in the past with U.S. assistance to Ukraine, allowing the president to transfer goods and services from U.S. stockpiles without congressional approval in an emergency.

Allegations against Imran Khan's serving army officer are unacceptable: ISPR

Pakistan Army says that Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan has made irresponsible and baseless allegations against a senior serving army officer without any evidence.

The Pakistan Army's Public Relations Department (ISPR) issued a statement on Monday saying that Imran Khan's allegations are baseless (Photo: ISPR).

Pakistan Army says that Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan has made irresponsible and baseless allegations against a senior serving army officer without any evidence.

A statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Monday said, "These allegations of extortion and malice are deeply regrettable and unacceptable."

"This series has been going on for the past one year where officers of the military and intelligence agencies are being targeted through incitement and sensationalist propaganda for political purposes," the statement said.

 "We request the political leaders to take the legal route and stop making false allegations," the ISPR statement said.

"The institution reserves the right to take legal action against false, misleading statements and propaganda," the statement added.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan recently accused a Pakistan Army officer of being involved in the attack on him.

In this regard, Pakistan Prime Minister Shahaz Sharif said in a statement on Sunday that Imran Khan's continuous accusations against the Pakistan Army and intelligence institutions are highly condemnable.

The Prime Minister of Pakistan had said in a tweet that 'Imran Khan's accusation against Major General Faisal Naseer and the Intelligence Agency without any evidence cannot be allowed and will not be tolerated.'

Earlier, Pakistan Army Spokesman Major General Ahmed Sharif Chaudhry had said during a press conference last month regarding the criticism on social media that 'social media and media talk against Pakistan forces, institutions and their officials. Chat is not only irresponsible and unwise but also unconstitutional.'

He said, "We also understand that some people are doing this in a personal capacity, but there are also some personal and political motives behind it and in some cases, agencies abroad have also become their tools." have been.'



Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf announced public gatherings at 101 places in Islamabad

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has said in a statement that Ali Nawaz Awan has officially informed the Islamabad administration through a letter.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has announced to hold public gatherings at 101 places in capital Islamabad on May 14 to express solidarity with the Constitution, Chief Justice and Supreme Court.

The political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf issued a statement on Monday in which it is said that the President of Tehreek-e-Insaf Islamabad, Ali Nawaz Awan, has formally informed the Islamabad administration through a letter.

In a statement issued by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf's Twitter account, a list of 101 places in Islamabad where these gatherings are to be held has also been released.

On the other hand, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf chief Imran Khan has also announced nationwide rallies from May 10.

According to PTI, in the first phase, rallies will be held in Muridke, Gakhar, Lala Musa, Gujar Khan and Attock.

Regarding the public gatherings at 101 places in Islamabad, Ali Nawaz Awan says that 'Tehreek-e-Insaf will organize peaceful gatherings at 101 places to express solidarity with the Constitution, the Chief Justice and the Judiciary on Sunday, May 14 at 4 pm.'

Ali Nawaz Awan says that the Constitution of Pakistan through its Articles 15, 16, 17 and 19 provides citizens with the fundamental rights of movement, assembly, expression and association.

He has further said in this regard that 'Supreme Court and High Courts in their judgments have obliged the civil administration to carry out affairs without affecting the fundamental rights of the people.'

Even earlier, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf chief Imran Khan had requested the people to come out of their homes on May 6 for 'solidarity with the Chief Justice of Pakistan and the Constitution'.

Imran Khan said in a video message that 'to save your constitution, Supreme Court, children's future and to express solidarity with the Chief Justice, you should come out of your homes one hour before sunset on Saturday, in your neighborhoods. Go, if you are in the village, go out to the village.'

On the other hand, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf President Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi has met with the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran.

According to the statement released by PTI, in this meeting, important issues including the political situation of the country and the political strategy of Tehreek-e-Insaaf were discussed in detail.

According to the statement, Imran Khan and Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi have agreed to express full solidarity with the supremacy of the Constitution, the rule of law and the honorable judiciary, including the Chief Justice.




Did my duty to TTP, will continue to cooperate: Ameer Khan Muttaqi

Interim Foreign Minister of Afghanistan Amir Khan Muttaqi has said that he has fulfilled his duty regarding the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, but in the future he will continue to try to find a solution to this conflict through negotiations with Islamabad.

Addressing the function of Islamabad Strategic Studies Institute, a think tank in Islamabad on Monday, Foreign Minister Afan said that the challenges of both Pakistan and Afghanistan are not different from each other and both will work together now. .

He said that we tried to negotiate between TTP and Pakistan in the past. This is not a two-year-old problem, but a problem before we came to power. Our effort is to establish peace. We do not want the fire to grow in Pakistan. We have done it before and will continue to play our role.'

Pakistan Army Chief General Asim Munir, in a meeting with Afghanistan's Acting Foreign Minister a day ago, stressed that the interim government of Afghanistan should give 'full cooperation' in stopping the increasing attacks by militants in Pakistan. 

Militant attacks in Pakistan have increased in recent months, and Pakistani officials say fighters from the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) are involved. Islamabad has also been demanding Kabul to take action against the TTP on its soil. 

According to a statement issued by the Public Relations Department of the Army, ISPR, Chief of the Pakistani Army, General Asim Munir, stressed the need for both the neighboring countries to increase cooperation to deal effectively with 'terrorism and extremism'. 

General Asim stressed the full cooperation and commitment of the Afghan Interim Government on these issues of common interest. 

This was Amir Khan Muttaqi's second visit to Islamabad after becoming the interim foreign minister of Afghanistan. Earlier he has come to Pakistan in November 2021. This time, his visit was for four days, in which he not only met with the political and military leadership of Pakistan, but also participated in trilateral talks with China.

About the talks with the Pakistani authorities, the Afghan Taliban leader said, 'We discussed with the Pakistani authorities about what role we can play for peace. We will do it again and again and the effort is to resolve the issues through diplomatic dialogue and negotiation channels. It is hoped that the situation will improve in the coming time.'

The Afghan leader said that there were numerous problems between Afghanistan and Pakistan in relations, trade, transit and economic matters. The economic affairs of both countries were often viewed from a political point of view, due to which the great economic opportunities available to both countries continued to be lost.

Amiri Khan Motaqi said that no terrorist group exists in his country, so there is no possibility of using it against anyone.

However, he did not mention the Islamic State or Daesh, against whom Afghanistan's official media continues to report operations every other day. Much of his written speech focused on economic cooperation in Afghanistan and the region.

Regarding the reason for non-recognition by Pakistan, he simply said that he had come to Islamabad on the official government's invitation, he had held formal meetings, and as far as the question of recognition is concerned, it is with Pakistan. To be asked.'

Amir Khan Muttaqi said that his government has been in Afghanistan for twenty months. Many problems have been overcome by the grace of Allah. Sanctions are a major challenge in economic relations with other countries, because of the sanctions, banks have difficulty importing raw materials while trying to control unemployment and inflation.

He also mentioned the report of the World Bank according to which the inflation in Afghanistan has decreased and the value of the Afghan currency has stabilized, the economy has improved and the Afghan government has presented the budget without external assistance.

The Afghan Foreign Minister said that Afghanistan and Pakistan have been going through political and economic challenges for the past two years. Both have growth potential. Pakistan has always been our focus and there has been an interest in economic ties with Pakistan since the beginning. Despite the political differences, trade with Pakistan continued, it is hoped that economic relations will continue.

In response to a question about women's rights, he said that he, his government or Tehreek-e-Taliban Afghanistan have never declared women's education un-Islamic. He said that currently one crore Afghan boys and girls are studying in various educational institutions in Afghanistan. Women are also going to Madrasas. This series is going on to a certain extent.'

Amir Muttaqi said that the whole world is recognizing Afghanistan now, the pressure of the economy is on us like the whole world. To increase trade and further improve the corridor with the region, Afghanistan has natural resources, working together can control many problems including economy and unemployment.

This time, the Taliban minister kept the media away during his visit and did not say anything even in response to a question about it. This event was also named 'Public Talk' but participation was subject to invitation. However, the event was broadcasted live through social media. 




So far 60 people have died in Manipur violence, more than 200 injured, CM announced compensation : India Manipur Violence: Violence broke out between the Meitei and Naga-Kuki communities during a rally in Manipur on 3 May. 60 people lost their lives in this violence. So far 35 thousand 655 people have been displaced in the state.  Imphal:After the violence that broke out in Manipur on May 3, there has been a lot of loss of life and property. Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh has informed on Monday that 60 people have died in the violence so far, while more than 200 people have been injured. The CM admitted that 10,000 people are still stranded. Along with this, Biren Singh said that the Union Home Minister Amit Shah is keeping an eye on the whole incident from day one. The CM of Manipur has announced compensation for the families affected by the violence.  Speaking for the first time on the Manipur violence, CM N Biren Singh told the media in capital Imphal, "On May 3, 60 innocent people lost their lives in an unfortunate incident. 231 people were injured in this violence. 1700 houses were burnt by the miscreants." . I appeal to the people of the state for peace and harmony. Those who are stranded are being taken to safer places." He said, "So far 20,000 stranded people have been evacuated. Around 10,000 people are still stranded. Union Home Minister Amit Shah is monitoring the situation from the day of the incident till today. Also sent."  Announcement of compensation for the victims Along with this, CM N Biren Singh has announced compensation for the victims of violence. CM Biren Singh said, "A compensation of Rs 5-5 lakh will be given to the families of the deceased, Rs 2-2 lakh to those injured with serious injuries and Rs 25,000 to those with less serious injuries. There are burns, they will be given compensation of up to Rs 2 lakh each."  SC said- Government should take steps for rehabilitation in Manipur Meanwhile, the Supreme Court on Monday expressed concern over the people displaced due to Manipur violence. The Supreme Court told the Central Government that this is a humanitarian crisis. Necessary steps should be taken for the rehabilitation of the displaced people. There should be arrangements for essential things like medicines and food and drink in the relief camps. Along with this, steps should also be taken for the protection of religious places in the state.  Hearing on Manipur violence on May 17 Manipur Tribal Forum and Hill Area Committee have filed petitions in the Supreme Court. In these, the SIT investigation of the violence and the High Court's order to include the Meitei community in the ST list have been opposed. Chief Justice DY Chandrachud's bench is hearing the matter. The next hearing will be on May 17.  Explain that 105 companies of the Indian Army and Assam Rifles have been deployed to control the violence between the Meitei community and tribals in Manipur.       Flight price from violence-hit Manipur to Kolkata reaches Rs 20,000, people upset Curfew has been relaxed in some areas of violence-hit Manipur. However, the situation is being monitored through several drones and helicopters of the army.  New Delhi:In the midst of ongoing violence in Manipur, a large number of people from other states are going back to their state from Manipur. Due to this, air tickets on the Imphal-Kolkata route have increased almost 5-6 times from the normal price to Rs 20,000 per ticket. Indian Association of Tour Operators, West Bengal Chapter President Debajit Dutta has said that the situation in Manipur remains tense and people are leaving Imphal to go to Kolkata as well as their hometown. In this stressful situation facing a big problem of air tickets which are much higher than the nominal fares.   Dutta said Air India fares from Imphal to Kolkata were around Rs 17,000 for business class on Tuesday and Rs 14,000 for economy class for May 11. He also told that Air Asia has a flight from May 15, whose fare is currently Rs 4,000. The chairman said that on May 10, the fare for the direct Indigo flight from Imphal to Kolkata is Rs 11,000 and the fare for the connected flight is Rs 20,000 per person.  Datta said that "If we talk about flights from Imphal to Kolkata, Air India operates one flight daily in the morning. Indigo operated four flights including connected and direct flight from Imphal to Kolkata. Loaded for days.   He informed that AirAsia, Flybig and Alliance Air have scheduled eight relief flights for people stranded during the prevailing situation in Manipur on Monday. These operational relief flights are part of the central government's initiative to ensure early evacuation of stranded people from distressed locations in the northeastern state. According to the Guwahati Airport Authority, AirAsia operated an additional commercial flight from Guwahati to Imphal on Monday.  What is the reason for violence in Manipur   Two reasons are being given behind the violence in Manipur. The first reason is to give Scheduled Tribe status to the Meitei community here. In Manipur, the Meitei community forms the majority, but they have been given the status of a Scheduled Tribe. Whose people of Kuki and Naga communities are protesting. Kuki and Naga communities have tribal status since independence. Now the Meitei community is also demanding this status, which is being opposed by the people of the Kuki and Naga communities. The Kuki and Naga communities say that the Meitei community is a majority community, how can it be given this status.   How did the violence start?   On May 3, the people of the Kuki community protested against the status given to the Meitei community and the government's decision. Violence started in this demonstration. On May 4, vehicles were set on fire at various places. This quarrel started between Meitei and Kuki community on the 4th itself. When the situation worsened on May 5, the army reached there. After this, more than 10 thousand people were shifted to another place. On the night of May 5, Mithang, an officer of the Indian Revenue Service, was killed by a mob. They were murdered after being taken out of the house.             Allegations against Imran Khan's serving army officer are unacceptable: ISPR Pakistan Army says that Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan has made irresponsible and baseless allegations against a senior serving army officer without any evidence.  The Pakistan Army's Public Relations Department (ISPR) issued a statement on Monday saying that Imran Khan's allegations are baseless (Photo: ISPR).  Pakistan Army says that Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan has made irresponsible and baseless allegations against a senior serving army officer without any evidence.  A statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Monday said, "These allegations of extortion and malice are deeply regrettable and unacceptable."  "This series has been going on for the past one year where officers of the military and intelligence agencies are being targeted through incitement and sensationalist propaganda for political purposes," the statement said.   "We request the political leaders to take the legal route and stop making false allegations," the ISPR statement said.  "The institution reserves the right to take legal action against false, misleading statements and propaganda," the statement added.  Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan recently accused a Pakistan Army officer of being involved in the attack on him.  In this regard, Pakistan Prime Minister Shahaz Sharif said in a statement on Sunday that Imran Khan's continuous accusations against the Pakistan Army and intelligence institutions are highly condemnable.  The Prime Minister of Pakistan had said in a tweet that 'Imran Khan's accusation against Major General Faisal Naseer and the Intelligence Agency without any evidence cannot be allowed and will not be tolerated.'  Earlier, Pakistan Army Spokesman Major General Ahmed Sharif Chaudhry had said during a press conference last month regarding the criticism on social media that 'social media and media talk against Pakistan forces, institutions and their officials. Chat is not only irresponsible and unwise but also unconstitutional.'  He said, "We also understand that some people are doing this in a personal capacity, but there are also some personal and political motives behind it and in some cases, agencies abroad have also become their tools." have been.'          Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf announced public gatherings at 101 places in Islamabad Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has said in a statement that Ali Nawaz Awan has officially informed the Islamabad administration through a letter.  Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has announced to hold public gatherings at 101 places in capital Islamabad on May 14 to express solidarity with the Constitution, Chief Justice and Supreme Court.  The political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf issued a statement on Monday in which it is said that the President of Tehreek-e-Insaf Islamabad, Ali Nawaz Awan, has formally informed the Islamabad administration through a letter.  In a statement issued by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf's Twitter account, a list of 101 places in Islamabad where these gatherings are to be held has also been released.  On the other hand, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf chief Imran Khan has also announced nationwide rallies from May 10.  According to PTI, in the first phase, rallies will be held in Muridke, Gakhar, Lala Musa, Gujar Khan and Attock.  Regarding the public gatherings at 101 places in Islamabad, Ali Nawaz Awan says that 'Tehreek-e-Insaf will organize peaceful gatherings at 101 places to express solidarity with the Constitution, the Chief Justice and the Judiciary on Sunday, May 14 at 4 pm.'  Ali Nawaz Awan says that the Constitution of Pakistan through its Articles 15, 16, 17 and 19 provides citizens with the fundamental rights of movement, assembly, expression and association.  He has further said in this regard that 'Supreme Court and High Courts in their judgments have obliged the civil administration to carry out affairs without affecting the fundamental rights of the people.'  Even earlier, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf chief Imran Khan had requested the people to come out of their homes on May 6 for 'solidarity with the Chief Justice of Pakistan and the Constitution'.  Imran Khan said in a video message that 'to save your constitution, Supreme Court, children's future and to express solidarity with the Chief Justice, you should come out of your homes one hour before sunset on Saturday, in your neighborhoods. Go, if you are in the village, go out to the village.'  On the other hand, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf President Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi has met with the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran.  According to the statement released by PTI, in this meeting, important issues including the political situation of the country and the political strategy of Tehreek-e-Insaaf were discussed in detail.  According to the statement, Imran Khan and Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi have agreed to express full solidarity with the supremacy of the Constitution, the rule of law and the honorable judiciary, including the Chief Justice.          Did my duty to TTP, will continue to cooperate: Ameer Khan Muttaqi  Interim Foreign Minister of Afghanistan Amir Khan Muttaqi has said that he has fulfilled his duty regarding the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, but in the future he will continue to try to find a solution to this conflict through negotiations with Islamabad.  Addressing the function of Islamabad Strategic Studies Institute, a think tank in Islamabad on Monday, Foreign Minister Afan said that the challenges of both Pakistan and Afghanistan are not different from each other and both will work together now. .  He said that we tried to negotiate between TTP and Pakistan in the past. This is not a two-year-old problem, but a problem before we came to power. Our effort is to establish peace. We do not want the fire to grow in Pakistan. We have done it before and will continue to play our role.'  Pakistan Army Chief General Asim Munir, in a meeting with Afghanistan's Acting Foreign Minister a day ago, stressed that the interim government of Afghanistan should give 'full cooperation' in stopping the increasing attacks by militants in Pakistan.   Militant attacks in Pakistan have increased in recent months, and Pakistani officials say fighters from the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) are involved. Islamabad has also been demanding Kabul to take action against the TTP on its soil.   According to a statement issued by the Public Relations Department of the Army, ISPR, Chief of the Pakistani Army, General Asim Munir, stressed the need for both the neighboring countries to increase cooperation to deal effectively with 'terrorism and extremism'.   General Asim stressed the full cooperation and commitment of the Afghan Interim Government on these issues of common interest.   This was Amir Khan Muttaqi's second visit to Islamabad after becoming the interim foreign minister of Afghanistan. Earlier he has come to Pakistan in November 2021. This time, his visit was for four days, in which he not only met with the political and military leadership of Pakistan, but also participated in trilateral talks with China.  About the talks with the Pakistani authorities, the Afghan Taliban leader said, 'We discussed with the Pakistani authorities about what role we can play for peace. We will do it again and again and the effort is to resolve the issues through diplomatic dialogue and negotiation channels. It is hoped that the situation will improve in the coming time.'  The Afghan leader said that there were numerous problems between Afghanistan and Pakistan in relations, trade, transit and economic matters. The economic affairs of both countries were often viewed from a political point of view, due to which the great economic opportunities available to both countries continued to be lost.  Amiri Khan Motaqi said that no terrorist group exists in his country, so there is no possibility of using it against anyone.  However, he did not mention the Islamic State or Daesh, against whom Afghanistan's official media continues to report operations every other day. Much of his written speech focused on economic cooperation in Afghanistan and the region.  Regarding the reason for non-recognition by Pakistan, he simply said that he had come to Islamabad on the official government's invitation, he had held formal meetings, and as far as the question of recognition is concerned, it is with Pakistan. To be asked.'  Amir Khan Muttaqi said that his government has been in Afghanistan for twenty months. Many problems have been overcome by the grace of Allah. Sanctions are a major challenge in economic relations with other countries, because of the sanctions, banks have difficulty importing raw materials while trying to control unemployment and inflation.  He also mentioned the report of the World Bank according to which the inflation in Afghanistan has decreased and the value of the Afghan currency has stabilized, the economy has improved and the Afghan government has presented the budget without external assistance.  The Afghan Foreign Minister said that Afghanistan and Pakistan have been going through political and economic challenges for the past two years. Both have growth potential. Pakistan has always been our focus and there has been an interest in economic ties with Pakistan since the beginning. Despite the political differences, trade with Pakistan continued, it is hoped that economic relations will continue.  In response to a question about women's rights, he said that he, his government or Tehreek-e-Taliban Afghanistan have never declared women's education un-Islamic. He said that currently one crore Afghan boys and girls are studying in various educational institutions in Afghanistan. Women are also going to Madrasas. This series is going on to a certain extent.'  Amir Muttaqi said that the whole world is recognizing Afghanistan now, the pressure of the economy is on us like the whole world. To increase trade and further improve the corridor with the region, Afghanistan has natural resources, working together can control many problems including economy and unemployment.  This time, the Taliban minister kept the media away during his visit and did not say anything even in response to a question about it. This event was also named 'Public Talk' but participation was subject to invitation. However, the event was broadcasted live through social media.           "Every letter must be answered"? 709 case lawyer Zhou Shifeng wrote to the Supreme Court  Recently, lawyer Zhou Shifeng, who was sentenced in China's "709 Crackdown" incident, wrote to President Zhang Jun of the Supreme People's Court, reiterating that the case was a fake case led by the "Sun Lijun political gang" and the trial process was seriously illegal. So, how will the Supreme Court, which claims that "every letter must be answered", respond?  Zhou Shifeng, former chief lawyer of Beijing Fengrui Law Firm, was arrested and sentenced by the authorities for " subverting state power" because of the "709 case" . He was not released from prison until September last year. Recently, he sent a letter to Zhang Jun, President of the Supreme People's Court of China, reiterating that the "709 case" was a fake case fabricated by Sun Lijun's "political gang".  If you want to add a crime, there is nothing to worry about  According to the content of the letter sent by Zhou Shifeng to this station, during the trial stage of the case, the judges, public security personnel, and prosecutors seriously trampled on the constitution and laws, and deliberately did not record the defendant's opinions on the core evidence. According to an insider familiar with the case, Zhou Shifeng once said that "everything is based on the original recording", but the relevant content was not written into the judgment, which clearly violated legal procedures.  Zhou Shifeng also stated in the letter that he was deprived of the right to make a final statement and the right to appeal. The authorities not only forced him to sign the final statement that had been written in advance, but also did not ask him whether to appeal when the judgment was delivered. Not only that, Zhou Shifeng also accused the judges of threatening him to plead guilty before the trial, instead of proceeding with the trial according to the law.  "These are serious violations of China's Criminal Procedure Law ," said the above-mentioned source . I don’t think he constituted any crime, not even breaking the law, but if you want to commit a crime, there is no excuse.”  For security reasons, this insider who requested anonymity also revealed to this station that Zhou Shifeng's judgment was actually discussed in the lounge by the deputy secretary of the Tianjin Municipal Legal Committee, the vice president of the Municipal High Court, and the deputy chief prosecutor of the Municipal Procuratorate. He even told Zhou Shifeng, "A few years in prison is just a number."  Zhou Shifeng, who once founded the Beijing Fengrui Law Firm, is regarded by the outside world as one of the core figures in the "709 Case" and the first lawyer sentenced in the case. He was charged with "subversion of state power" and sentenced to 7 years in prison. According to news, Zhou Shifeng pleaded guilty in court and said he would never appeal. On September 24, 2022, Zhou Shifeng was released after serving his sentence.  Wang Quanzhang, another lawyer involved in the "709 case", once told this station that Zhou Shifeng pleaded guilty at the trial that year to cooperate with the public prosecutor.  Teng Biao, a Chinese human rights lawyer living in the United States, told this station: "These cases cannot be handled according to legal procedures. They are political crimes. These lawyers have no crimes. They are using the law to protect civil rights. They What they do is to promote the progress of China's human rights rule of law. To arrest and sentence them today must violate procedures and laws."  Will the Supreme Court write back? How to reply? The above-mentioned insider told this station: " Zhang Jun, the president of the Supreme Court, held a meeting of the party group and said that 'every letter must be answered'. He ( Zhou Shifeng ) seized this opportunity to write a letter and see if the (Supreme Court) will reply. .On the level of the law and the constitution and on the level of the Communist Party, (the court) must reply; on the basis of basic principles and human nature, they must give a reply. So Zhou Shifeng them to see if they would reply , how to reply."  Teng Biao predicted that one response from the authorities would be that the court would not reply or ignore the letter; another possibility would be that the court would reply to the letter, but it would not have any impact on the outcome of Zhou Shifeng's case or the entire "709 case". Change.  Since July 9, 2015, the Chinese authorities have carried out mass arrests of human rights lawyers and human rights defenders in as many as 23 provinces, resulting in hundreds of people, including family members, being summoned by the police, detained or forcibly disappeared. The case is also known as the "709 Crackdown".  Zhou Shifeng pointed out in the letter that the "709 case" accuses lawyers of normally representing cases, safeguarding the correct implementation of the law, and the legitimate rights and interests of the parties, and accuses these lawyers of committing crimes. irrefutable evidence.  According to the judgment of the court, Zhou Shifeng is not allowed to accept media interviews during the period of "deprivation of political rights", otherwise he will be punished.  Zhou Shifeng asked the Supreme People's Court to directly start the retrial procedure, and a special case team to thoroughly investigate the disciplinary and illegal acts of the relevant judges in this case. On April 25, China's Supreme Court held a party group meeting to study and implement the "response to letter and visit" cases.  According to the above-mentioned insider, the letter is expected to be delivered later this week, and the outside world will pay attention to whether the Supreme Court will reply to Zhou Shifeng.            It is rumored that the United States intends to provide US$500 million in military aid to Taiwan. Analysis indicates that it can enhance missile defense capabilities  A number of foreign media recently reported that the United States intends to follow the Ukrainian model and provide US$500 million in military aid to Taiwan. In Taiwan, Defense Minister Qiu Guozheng stated on Monday (8th) that he has discussed the content of aid with the US and that military aid and weapons are not counted as military purchases. Legislator Wang Dingyu of the Democratic Progressive Party believes that military aid shows that Taiwan is an important partner in the strategic deployment of the United States. Scholars hope that the transfer of weapons will enhance missile defense capabilities.   Before reporting to the Legislative Yuan on Monday (8th), Taiwan’s Defense Minister Qiu Guozheng responded to the media’s request that the U.S. Congress approve the provision of US$500 million in arms aid to Taiwan through the President’s Appropriation Authority (PDA), saying that US$500 million in military aid is not included in the arms purchase project . He pointed out that due to the delay in Taiwan's purchase of weapons and equipment, the United States may use the spot stock or other alternative methods to make emergency or make up for it first.   Qiu Guozheng said: This is not included in the military purchase. For example, if there is a weapon that has not arrived, he will first send over the simulator or the relevant ammunition, which is replaced by the stock. Comparing with this price tag, make an offer within 500 million US dollars.   Regarding foreign media reports, the military aid to the United States will be handled in the same way as aid to Ukraine. Qiu Guozheng believes that it is not important whether it is compared to Ukraine.   Qiu Guozheng said: I don't think it matters what people think about whether Taiwan compares with Ukraine. Taiwan is our own country, and we must protect it well. As for how people compare it, there are many scholars, experts and many people discussing it, but the Ministry of National Defense never participates in opinions. Where is the reason? Because we know very well that our own country should solve this problem by itself.   Wang Dingyu, convener of the Foreign Affairs and National Defense Committee of the Legislative Yuan and a legislator of the Democratic Progressive Party, pointed out that the source of military aid was the "Taiwan Policy Act", which was later integrated into the annual US National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which allocated US$2 billion a year to Taiwan. Military aid, 2 billion financing loans, and 1 billion US dollars of presidential appropriation power are all tied up in the National Defense Authorization Act.   Wang Dingyu said that if the United States really uses the presidential appropriation power to provide military aid to Taiwan, it will show multiple meanings.   Wang Dingyu said: First, the national security leaders of Taiwan and the United States must communicate with each other to know what each other needs. This is an appropriation based on the need to build and defend Taiwan, so of course the two sides need to discuss it. Second, it also means that Taiwan is an important strategic partner in the overall strategic deployment of the United States. Equipment and services can be allocated directly by the president without the approval of Congress, and can be provided to Taiwan in the fastest way.   Su Ziyun, director of the National Defense Strategy and Resources Research Institute of the National Defense Security Research Institute, said that 500 million US dollars can buy about 3,000 Javelin missiles or 6,000 Stinger missiles, or 500 Harpoon anti-ship missiles, or 120 Patriotic Type 3 missiles. It can quickly enhance the defensive combat power.   Su Ziyun said that based on the experience of the Russia-Ukraine war and the amount of 500 million US dollars, it is estimated that the project will be mainly missile aid.   Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense issued a press release on Monday (6th) in response, saying that the US Presidential Appropriation Authority (PDA) is one of the "Strengthening Taiwan Resilience Act" of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2023. The Ministry of National Defense is optimistic about the success of allies and allied countries for the defense gap of delayed delivery.   U.S. President Joe Biden signed the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act on December 23 last year, authorizing the provision of US$10 billion in military aid to Taiwan in the next five years and requesting an accelerated processing of Taiwan's military purchase request.   The presidential appropriation authority, the authorization to expedite security assistance, has been used in the past with U.S. assistance to Ukraine, allowing the president to transfer goods and services from U.S. stockpiles without congressional approval in an emergency.

"Every letter must be answered"? 709 case lawyer Zhou Shifeng wrote to the Supreme Court : China

Recently, lawyer Zhou Shifeng, who was sentenced in China's "709 Crackdown" incident, wrote to President Zhang Jun of the Supreme People's Court, reiterating that the case was a fake case led by the "Sun Lijun political gang" and the trial process was seriously illegal. So, how will the Supreme Court, which claims that "every letter must be answered", respond?

Zhou Shifeng, former chief lawyer of Beijing Fengrui Law Firm, was arrested and sentenced by the authorities for " subverting state power" because of the "709 case" . He was not released from prison until September last year. Recently, he sent a letter to Zhang Jun, President of the Supreme People's Court of China, reiterating that the "709 case" was a fake case fabricated by Sun Lijun's "political gang".

If you want to add a crime, there is nothing to worry about

According to the content of the letter sent by Zhou Shifeng to this station, during the trial stage of the case, the judges, public security personnel, and prosecutors seriously trampled on the constitution and laws, and deliberately did not record the defendant's opinions on the core evidence. According to an insider familiar with the case, Zhou Shifeng once said that "everything is based on the original recording", but the relevant content was not written into the judgment, which clearly violated legal procedures.

Zhou Shifeng also stated in the letter that he was deprived of the right to make a final statement and the right to appeal. The authorities not only forced him to sign the final statement that had been written in advance, but also did not ask him whether to appeal when the judgment was delivered. Not only that, Zhou Shifeng also accused the judges of threatening him to plead guilty before the trial, instead of proceeding with the trial according to the law.

"These are serious violations of China's Criminal Procedure Law ," said the above-mentioned source . I don’t think he constituted any crime, not even breaking the law, but if you want to commit a crime, there is no excuse.”

For security reasons, this insider who requested anonymity also revealed to this station that Zhou Shifeng's judgment was actually discussed in the lounge by the deputy secretary of the Tianjin Municipal Legal Committee, the vice president of the Municipal High Court, and the deputy chief prosecutor of the Municipal Procuratorate. He even told Zhou Shifeng, "A few years in prison is just a number."

Zhou Shifeng, who once founded the Beijing Fengrui Law Firm, is regarded by the outside world as one of the core figures in the "709 Case" and the first lawyer sentenced in the case. He was charged with "subversion of state power" and sentenced to 7 years in prison. According to news, Zhou Shifeng pleaded guilty in court and said he would never appeal. On September 24, 2022, Zhou Shifeng was released after serving his sentence.

Wang Quanzhang, another lawyer involved in the "709 case", once told this station that Zhou Shifeng pleaded guilty at the trial that year to cooperate with the public prosecutor.

Teng Biao, a Chinese human rights lawyer living in the United States, told this station: "These cases cannot be handled according to legal procedures. They are political crimes. These lawyers have no crimes. They are using the law to protect civil rights. They What they do is to promote the progress of China's human rights rule of law. To arrest and sentence them today must violate procedures and laws."

Will the Supreme Court write back? How to reply?
The above-mentioned insider told this station: " Zhang Jun, the president of the Supreme Court, held a meeting of the party group and said that 'every letter must be answered'. He ( Zhou Shifeng ) seized this opportunity to write a letter and see if the (Supreme Court) will reply. .On the level of the law and the constitution and on the level of the Communist Party, (the court) must reply; on the basis of basic principles and human nature, they must give a reply. So Zhou Shifeng them to see if they would reply , how to reply."

Teng Biao predicted that one response from the authorities would be that the court would not reply or ignore the letter; another possibility would be that the court would reply to the letter, but it would not have any impact on the outcome of Zhou Shifeng's case or the entire "709 case". Change.

Since July 9, 2015, the Chinese authorities have carried out mass arrests of human rights lawyers and human rights defenders in as many as 23 provinces, resulting in hundreds of people, including family members, being summoned by the police, detained or forcibly disappeared. The case is also known as the "709 Crackdown".

Zhou Shifeng pointed out in the letter that the "709 case" accuses lawyers of normally representing cases, safeguarding the correct implementation of the law, and the legitimate rights and interests of the parties, and accuses these lawyers of committing crimes. irrefutable evidence.

According to the judgment of the court, Zhou Shifeng is not allowed to accept media interviews during the period of "deprivation of political rights", otherwise he will be punished.

Zhou Shifeng asked the Supreme People's Court to directly start the retrial procedure, and a special case team to thoroughly investigate the disciplinary and illegal acts of the relevant judges in this case. On April 25, China's Supreme Court held a party group meeting to study and implement the "response to letter and visit" cases.

According to the above-mentioned insider, the letter is expected to be delivered later this week, and the outside world will pay attention to whether the Supreme Court will reply to Zhou Shifeng.


It is rumored that the United States intends to provide US$500 million in military aid to Taiwan. Analysis indicates that it can enhance missile defense capabilities

A number of foreign media recently reported that the United States intends to follow the Ukrainian model and provide US$500 million in military aid to Taiwan. In Taiwan, Defense Minister Qiu Guozheng stated on Monday (8th) that he has discussed the content of aid with the US and that military aid and weapons are not counted as military purchases. Legislator Wang Dingyu of the Democratic Progressive Party believes that military aid shows that Taiwan is an important partner in the strategic deployment of the United States. Scholars hope that the transfer of weapons will enhance missile defense capabilities. 

Before reporting to the Legislative Yuan on Monday (8th), Taiwan’s Defense Minister Qiu Guozheng responded to the media’s request that the U.S. Congress approve the provision of US$500 million in arms aid to Taiwan through the President’s Appropriation Authority (PDA), saying that US$500 million in military aid is not included in the arms purchase project . He pointed out that due to the delay in Taiwan's purchase of weapons and equipment, the United States may use the spot stock or other alternative methods to make emergency or make up for it first. 

Qiu Guozheng said: This is not included in the military purchase. For example, if there is a weapon that has not arrived, he will first send over the simulator or the relevant ammunition, which is replaced by the stock. Comparing with this price tag, make an offer within 500 million US dollars. 

Regarding foreign media reports, the military aid to the United States will be handled in the same way as aid to Ukraine. Qiu Guozheng believes that it is not important whether it is compared to Ukraine. 

Qiu Guozheng said: I don't think it matters what people think about whether Taiwan compares with Ukraine. Taiwan is our own country, and we must protect it well. As for how people compare it, there are many scholars, experts and many people discussing it, but the Ministry of National Defense never participates in opinions. Where is the reason? Because we know very well that our own country should solve this problem by itself. 

Wang Dingyu, convener of the Foreign Affairs and National Defense Committee of the Legislative Yuan and a legislator of the Democratic Progressive Party, pointed out that the source of military aid was the "Taiwan Policy Act", which was later integrated into the annual US National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which allocated US$2 billion a year to Taiwan. Military aid, 2 billion financing loans, and 1 billion US dollars of presidential appropriation power are all tied up in the National Defense Authorization Act. 

Wang Dingyu said that if the United States really uses the presidential appropriation power to provide military aid to Taiwan, it will show multiple meanings. 

Wang Dingyu said: First, the national security leaders of Taiwan and the United States must communicate with each other to know what each other needs. This is an appropriation based on the need to build and defend Taiwan, so of course the two sides need to discuss it. Second, it also means that Taiwan is an important strategic partner in the overall strategic deployment of the United States. Equipment and services can be allocated directly by the president without the approval of Congress, and can be provided to Taiwan in the fastest way. 

Su Ziyun, director of the National Defense Strategy and Resources Research Institute of the National Defense Security Research Institute, said that 500 million US dollars can buy about 3,000 Javelin missiles or 6,000 Stinger missiles, or 500 Harpoon anti-ship missiles, or 120 Patriotic Type 3 missiles. It can quickly enhance the defensive combat power. 

Su Ziyun said that based on the experience of the Russia-Ukraine war and the amount of 500 million US dollars, it is estimated that the project will be mainly missile aid. 

Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense issued a press release on Monday (6th) in response, saying that the US Presidential Appropriation Authority (PDA) is one of the "Strengthening Taiwan Resilience Act" of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2023. The Ministry of National Defense is optimistic about the success of allies and allied countries for the defense gap of delayed delivery. 

U.S. President Joe Biden signed the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act on December 23 last year, authorizing the provision of US$10 billion in military aid to Taiwan in the next five years and requesting an accelerated processing of Taiwan's military purchase request. 

The presidential appropriation authority, the authorization to expedite security assistance, has been used in the past with U.S. assistance to Ukraine, allowing the president to transfer goods and services from U.S. stockpiles without congressional approval in an emergency. 

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