QWrap: Bail to BYJM Worker in Mamata Meme Row; Story of Alwar Rape
Top news stories of the day in a video wrap.
1. Mamata Meme Row: SC Grants Bail to BJYM Worker, Waives Apology
Within minutes of its initial order, the Supreme Court on Tuesday, 14 May, waived the condition of apology and ordered the immediate release of BJP youth wing worker Priyanka Sharma, who was arrested on 10 May for posting a morphed picture of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on her Facebook page.
Though the condition has been waived, the Supreme Court reportedly still wants her to apologise.
Earlier, the SC bench comprising Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice Sanjiv Khanna had asked Sharma to tender a written apology to the West Bengal chief minister on being released.
The SC has also agreed to hear the larger issues of violation of free speech after the vacations are over.
2. ‘Fitting End to Most Foul-Mouthed PM’: Mani Shankar Aiyar on Modi
In a scathing attack on Narendra Modi, Senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar accused the prime minister of being guilty of “anti-national activity” in trying to “ride on sacrifices of the army and CRPF martyrs” in a “dirty” election campaign.
Taking a shot at the PM over his recent “cloud cover” remark and his claim “of using email, digital camera in 1988,” Aiyar wrote: “... modern India must cultivate a ‘scientific temper,’ an expression that drives sanghis nuts because they like to believe the ‘udan khatolas’ of mythology were the earliest F-16s to be invented by Hindus, and that Hindu plastic surgery, not a transplant operation, is what led to an elephant’s head surmounting Lord Ganesh.”
3. Lights, Camera, Questions – With Bhojpuri Superstar Ravi Kishan
The BJP has picked Bhojpuri superstar Ravi Kishan to contest from UP CM Yogi Adityanath’s home turf, Gorakhpur. And so, Ravi Kishan, who is famous for his bhojpuri catchphrases, is busy campaigning in the streets of Gorakhpur.
The Quint reached Gorakhpur to watch Ravi Kishan’s election special trailer as the superstar is all geared up to give his political performance.
4. Here’s Why Mark Zuckerberg’s 35th Birthday Isn’t A ‘Happy’ One
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is celebrating his 35th birthday on 14 May 2019 and it seems that Mr Facebook might not have a very "happy" birthday.
Last year was a topsy-turvy ride for the company being embroiled in a lot of controversies and scandals around data theft and privacy. Ever since then, Facebook has put in a shift to ensure they clean their image in the market and work towards making user privacy better.
At the helm of it all, Mark Zuckerberg has been battling Congress hearings, the backlash on social media and what not! So, amidst all of this, do you think that even one of the richest persons in the world would celebrate a birthday with a smile on his face?
Amid Political Mudslinging, What’s the Story of Alwar Gang Rape Survivor
Hitting back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his charge that she was “shedding crocodile tears” over the Alwar gang rape incident, Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati accused him of indulging in “dirty politics” and demanded his resignation for incidents of Dalit atrocities in the past.
However, amid this political mudslinging, what is the story of the survivor?
The Quint visited the Alwar village to trace the story of the 18-year-old woman who was gang-raped.
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