QWrap: LeT Claims Sunjwan Attack; RSS’ Army Comment Sparks Row
A video wrap of the top stories of the day.
1. LeT Claims Terror Attacks on Sunjwan Army Camp and Karan Nagar
Two days after the Sunjwan Army camp attack, the Lashkar-e-Taiba claimed responsibility for the attack that killed five soldiers and one civilian. The militant organisation also claimed Monday’s terror attack on a CRPF camp in Srinagar’s Karan Nagar, which was thwarted by CRPF personnel.
Militants attacked the Sunjwan army camp near Jammu in the wee hours of Saturday, 10 February. Six persons, including five armymen and the father of a jawan, died while ten others were injured in the attack. At least three militants were also gunned down.
On Monday, 12 February, security forces foiled an attempted attack at a CRPF camp in Srinagar’s Karan Nagar. Local reports suggest that one CRPF jawan was killed in the gunfire exchange that ensued.
2. Shopian Firing Case: SC Stays FIR Against Major Aditya Kumar
The Supreme Court, on 12 February, stayed the FIR against Major Aditya Kumar in the Shopian firing case that left two civilians dead. The court issued a notice to the Centre and the J&K government, seeking their response in two weeks, and directed that no coercive action be taken against the major until further notice.
Advocate Aishwarya Bhati told reporters: “On our prayer, the court has directed that no coercive action will be taken against Major Aditya Kumar in pursuance of the FIR lodged against him. It is a positive encouraging day”.
3. ‘Apologise, RSS’: Rahul Gandhi On Mohan Bhagwat’s Army Comment
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on 11 February said that his organisation has the capacity to form an army within a few days to fight for the country. Bhagwat’s comments made at a gathering of RSS workers in Muzaffarpur, Bihar, came under attack from the Congress party.
Sangh will prepare military personnel within three days which the Army would do in 6-7 months. This is our capability. Swayamsewak will be ready to take on the front if the country faces such a situation and Constitution permits to do so.Mohan Bhagwat, as reported by NDTV
Reacting to the statement, Congress President Rahul Gandhi said that Bhagwat’s comment was an “insult to every Indian, our flag and every soldier who saluted it.” He added that that it was “shameful” of Bhagwat to “disrespect” the army and demanded that the RSS apologise for it.
4. PM Modi Visits Oman’s 300-Yr-Old Temple, Boards Plane for Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi kick-started his historic Palestine tour on Saturday, 10 February with a visit to the Yasser Arafat memorial in Ramallah, where he paid tribute to the late leader. Modi is the first Indian PM to visit Palestine.
After wrapping up his Palestine visit, Modi arrived in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)’s capital Abu Dhabi on Saturday, 10 February. In the UAE, he addressed the Indian community and delivered the keynote address at the World Government Summit in Dubai.
On Sunday evening, PM landed in Oman’s capital Muscat where he addressed the Indian diaspora and met the Sultan of Oman, where they discussed measures to strengthen cooperation in trade and investment, energy, defence, security, food security and regional issues.
5. Men Talk Periods: ‘Moksha’, ‘Anti-Depressants’ & Other Weird Ideas
With the release of Akshay Kumar-starrer Pad Man, the conversation around menstruation has grown louder. The Quint took to the streets of Delhi-NCR to find out how much men really know about periods.
Most men we spoke to had no idea what menstruation even was. Some said it was a “problem”, while others said it was “a process of blood purification”. One man also said it was "a way to attain Moksha”.
6. This 60-Year-Old Is Looking for A Date On Valentine’s Day
Feisty by nature, romantic at heart, with a ‘wicked sense of humour’, 60-year-old Abdullah Sultana is living the phrase ‘age is just a number’.
After flying for Air India for over 30 years – first as an air hostess, then as in-charge of the cabin crew – Sultana has a story to tell from every city she has visited thus.
New York, Paris, Nairobi, Tokyo, Rome are few such cities on top of her mind.
She is retired now and misses the sky, but appreciates the merits of ‘having time for herself.’
For example, dating!
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