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New twist in the case of forced conversion of Hindu girl in Pakistan

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A court in Sindh province in Pakistan has sent a Hindu girl to a child protection center in the case of alleged forcible conversion.

The girl has said in her statement in front of the court that she has changed her religion without any pressure from her will. On the other hand, the girl’s father alleges that some people took her (girl) away, after which she has been forced to convert.

The girl was produced on Wednesday in the court of Civil Judge Munavvar Pirzada of Tangwani, Tehsil, Kashmarkot, North Sindh with police protection from the shelter home, where the court recorded the girl’s statement.

The girl says that she has changed her religion by reaching the Dargah Bharchondi on her own and now her name is Umme Hina. The girl has also said in her statement that there was no pressure on her to change religion.

Advocate Abdul Ghani Bijrani, on behalf of the girl’s parents, requested the court that the girl is a minor. Advocate Abdul Ghani has also requested the court to set up a medical board to find out whether the girl has been raped.

Remember that Sindh is prohibited from marrying under 18 years of age. If someone marries under the age of 18 or helps in getting married, a case can be filed against him.

Advocate Abdul Ghani Bijrani has alleged that the Nikahnama (marriage certificate) is not being presented due to the Sindh Child Marriage Restaurant Act (Prevention of Child Marriage Act). Therefore, they have requested the formation of a medical board.

A written request also states that the matter should be transferred to the Anti-Terrorism Court. According to the lawyer of this case, Abdul Ghani Bijrani, the crime of kidnapping of minors comes under Section 364 of the ATA. Therefore, by including it in the FIR, the case should be conducted in an anti-terrorism court.

The lawyer also said that the girl cannot live with non-maharams (people from whom the curtain is necessary). Therefore, she should be handed over to her parents or she should be transferred to the children’s shelter home, after which the court has ordered the girl to be shifted to Sukkur shelter home.

Advocate Saeed Ahmed Bijrani appeared on behalf of Pir of Bharchondi, who later told reporters that the court met the girl and her parents in private, after which the statement was recorded. He has claimed that the girl said that she wants to go to Pir of Bharondi, so that she can continue her Islamic education.

According to advocate Saeed Ahmed, he has also made the same request that the girl be sent to the Dargah Bharchandi. Because it is an ‘important Islamic institution’. But the court has ordered that the girl will be sent to the child protection center till the police investigation is completed.

‘Kidnapped in white car’

The girl’s father Takht Mal had lodged an FIR with the Tangwani police station that at 4 pm on March 9, a white colored car stopped outside his house, out of which five others including Mushtaq, Bhoral came out. He had a pistol and scared everyone so that no one would protest, they would take the girl and marry her to Mushtaq.

According to the FIR, Mushtaq “grabbed the 13-year-old girl by her arm and took her along and rode in the car and left”. The father suspects that his daughter has been kidnapped for marriage.

After this case, a video went viral on social media. In which the Pir of Dargah Bharchandi is sitting on the bed and the girl is sitting on the ground and people are standing around, all of whom are men. Pir recites the verse and the girl repeats them in a slow voice, then Pir rotates the note over the girl and hands it to her disciples.

The girl was produced in court on Tuesday along with Pir’s supporters of Bharchandi without the knowledge of her parents. Due to the absence of the plaintiff’s parents, the court adjourned the hearing till Wednesday.

The girl was kept in a decaying safe house. Where the video of the presence of devotees of Dargah Bharchandi and bringing food also went viral on social media. According to reports, when the girl’s father and mother went there to meet, they were allegedly not allowed to meet.

These videos are being severely criticized. Pakistan People’s Party leader Sukhdev said that the girl has been forced to convert. She further said that she is personally looking into the matter and is in touch with Shehla Raza, Minister of State in the Ministry of Women Development.

Apart from the Hindu community in Kandkot, political parties have also protested against the alleged abduction and conversion of the girl.

After the debate on social media and news in the media, the incident of fire in the girl’s house has also come to light three days ago. Speaking to the BBC, the girl’s cousin Shehzad alleged that around four o’clock in the night, four people came, threatening the girl’s father to keep quiet and not to contact the media.

According to Shahzad, he set fire to the dry grass kept there, due to which the house was also engulfed in flames. According to Shahzad, this was his uncle’s only home, which was rented.

According to Shahzad, his uncle lives by selling tea biscuits. SSP Amjad Sheikh told the BBC that the arson claim is not true. According to him, the digchi was kept on fire. Due to which some things were burnt due to fire and now a police post has also been built there. Shahzad said that after this incident a police post was established there.

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NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter Nails Its Seventh Flight on Mars

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The seventh trip of NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter on Mars saw the vehicle fly almost 350 feet to an arrival detect that hadn’t been firmly overviewed already. 

Ingenuity keeps on dazzling. This show mission, which started on April 3, was expected to keep going for 30 days, yet NASA appears to be quick to get however much mileage from this little airplane as could be expected. Also, it’s difficult to fault them. Regardless of a wonky 6th flight, creativity has performed surprisingly well, exhibiting the potential for more yearning and refined Martian airplanes. 

This most recent jump was the first for Ingenuity since encountering an in-flight abnormality during its 6th trip on May 22, 2021. During that flight, the helicopter’s route framework got freaked out under a solitary lost casing, bringing about some disturbing herky-jerky developments. Resourcefulness figured out how to endure the additional time and energy needed to finish the flight, and it arrived minus any additional problem. 

Leniently, nothing seems to have turned out badly during the seventh excursion. It was “another effective flight,” proclaimed NASA JPL on Twitter. “No peculiarities in flight 7, Ingenuity is solid!” expressed an unknown colleague. No careful date was given for the seventh flight, besides NASA saying it would happen no sooner than this past Sunday, June 6. The space organization delivered a solitary high contrast photograph taken by Ingenuity during the flight. 

Ingenuity’s seventh jump was a little more than a moment long, during which time the 4-pound (1.8-kilogram) helicopter voyaged 348 feet (106 meters). It flew south, arriving in a totally new spot. The new runway was picked dependent on satellite information given by the HiRISE camera onboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, demonstrating it to be level and liberated from obstructions. 

No word yet on an eighth flight; however, we have no motivation to trust it will not occur. Also, indeed, Ingenuity appears to be no worn out. On Twitter, NASA JPL cited a colleague saying: “No indication of maturing yet in the actuator framework. With each flight, we acquire extra certifiable data on the presentation of the rotor and its warm qualities, which permits us to steadily increment permissible flight times.” So that is quite promising. By proceeding to stretch Ingenuity’s boundaries, NASA will be better prepared to plan its replacement. 

NASA’s Perseverance meanderer as of late outperformed 100 Sols, or Martian days, on Mars. It studied the initial five Ingenuity flights. However, NASA now needs not so much spectating but rather more sciencing from the wanderer. Until this point, Perseverance has tried every one of its cameras and instruments and transferred more than 75,000 pictures, and recording sounds on Mars and producing oxygen from the climate. 

From here, Perseverance, alongside its trusty companion, will move south towards the following objective space of investigation.

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Huge Internet Outage, Some Of World’s Biggest Sites Go Down!

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Social media giants, government websites, and other essential retail ones were down on Tuesday morning. Several officials from different parts of the globe massively reported this outage. Some reports pointed out the glitch in the cloud computing platform Fastly.

But fastly didn’t verify the content and said that they were investigating the matter. Meanwhile, retail giant Amazon was also facing a similar issue. More than 21.000 Reddit users reported the glitch, while 2,000 users from Amazon also reported the glitch.

Many news platforms, along with social media giants, were in a similar outage early Tuesday morning. News forums like Financial Times, the New York Times, CNN, and Bloomberg News were down.
Direct reports also suggested this massive outage was due to the technical glitch in a private CDN ( Content Delivery Network), but CDN confirmed no details.

Those websites displayed the message “Error 503 Service Unavailable”. At the same time, some experts believe that the outage was due to Fastly: a cloud computing forum.

The Guardian Australia tweeted: “The Guardian’s website and app are currently being affected by a wider internet outage and will be back as soon as possible.”

Separately Amazon also displayed the error message. Both website and browser were down and not showing content. Besides, Britain’s Guardian newspaper said that they witnessed this outage and both their platform was down in early wee business hours.

However, according to Reuters, US-based cloud company services Fastly was experiencing a technicality. San Francisco-based Fastl later said to the reports that they were investigating “the potential impact to performance with our CDN services,” on the official website.

Coverage that was processed by Fastly was also facing degraded performance. Cloud-based services run on a delivery network that pushes the data around the internet. It will help businesses in operating smoothly where customers buy or sell their products.

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Vatican criminalizes sexual abuse of adults by priests!

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In the primary shift, Pope Francis rewrote church laws. It will criminalize abuses of adults by priests who sometimes misuse their authority. And laypeople who hold church office cab also be charged for such crimes.

The laws were released after careful analysis and investigation compiled by the authorities for over 14 years. The revised criminal law section is the Vatican’s code of canon law which governs 1.4 million Catholic church members, and this law operates independently from civil laws.

The new law is the overhaul after nearly 40 years. New rules will make sexual abuses, preparing young for sex activities, possessing child pornography, and covering up any abuse will be considered a criminal offense under Vatican law.

Pope Francis further specified that Vatican laws aim to “reduce the number of cases in which the… penalty was left to the discretion of authorities”.

The Catholic church has reported many cases of abuse by adults in other activities, and Vatican law is one step in stopping them. There were coverups by a clergyman about the abuses of priests globally, and victims often criticized laws for motivating them further.
Previous catholic laws were outdated and protected higher authorities, and were open to interpretation.

The new Vatican aw will replace Pope John Paul II’s last updated rules in 1983. New Vatican laws will be precise and more specific language and warning bishops to take action if he comes across any complaints.

The new rules will also prevent the directive of women, recording any confessions, and committing fraud in the future.
Previously there was no provision of complaints against abuse of power by authorities.

But this new law will put a stop to abuse which earlier gave consent on their age. The code says a priest can lose their position if they used “force, threats or abuse of his authority” to engage in sexual acts.

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