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Babri Masjid Demolition Trial Is A Textbook Example Of How Delayed Justice Can Be



Babri Masjid demolition

It has been 27 years since the demolition of the Babri Masjid. It seems like the wound of this incident is still fresh even after all these years because the case has been stretched for too long. The lawsuit was initially filed in the year 1992 after the demolition on 6 December of the same year. ETV News Today has gathered the facts of the events that ensued post the FIRs. Apart from the two main FIRs on the names of Kar Sevaks for the demolition, there were 47 further FIRs on the same day.

The first nail in the coffin of justice was hammered when the cases were bifurcated between the Criminal Investigation Department of the Uttar Pradesh Police and the CBI. The CBI was handed FIR 197 regarding the Kar-Sevaks and FIR 198 against the VHP and BJP leaders were given to the UP Police CID. It took more than eight months just to a lot the cases to the relevant investigation authorities. The morning shows the day, they say.

It was on 5 October 1993 that the CBI was successful in filing its first charge sheet. It took them an additional two years to charge a supplementary charge sheet on 10 January 1996 to infer that the demolition of the Babri Masjid was a planned conspiracy.

The next nail worked its way to seal the coffin of justice when Section 120(B) of the Indian Penal Code came into play. It was not until 1997 that a magistrate ordered to frame charges against 48 people including Shiv Sena leader, Bal Thackeray. The sloth-like nature of Indian Justice System began showing its true colors the case against 34 of the lot was transferred to the Allahabad High Court. For the duration of these four years, things seemed like they had come to a standstill without any force of its own.

As if the existing distribution of cases between 2 authorities was not bad enough, the special court in Lucknow came up with a more cumbersome process. It was decided the trials will be bifurcated as well- 21 in Rae Bareli and 27 in Lucknow. But easily the most confusing fact was the CBI’s view on L.K. Advani’s role in the events of 1992. The CBI announced that they would withdraw the criminal conspiracy charge against Advani in July 2003 and a new charge sheet was filed in Rae Bareli court. It took the CBI two more years to reframe the charges against him. In 2005, the high court filed a charge against him and accused him of inciting hate.

ETV Bharat News has reported on the details of these events and the repercussions of these acts. It was decided in 2011, after six years, that the case would be handled totally in Lucknow. Things have been delayed for a long time after the date of the actual occurrence of the events. Not to anyone’s surprise, it was stretched further. The justice system kept on feeding the delay as multiple petitions were filed for the next seven years.

Even with numerous eyewitnesses and video proof supporting the prosecution as well as the defendants, the only successful task that the court did was dig into the wounds of people’s emotions. 27 years! That is what it takes for India to realize what’s right and what’s wrong. Some of the accused were dead by the time the court could come to a decision.

Ultimately, on 9 December 2019, the Supreme Court finally gave the result people had almost lost their hopes on. It handed over the land to a Hindu trust and an alternate piece of land to build a mosque. But all these years spent and for what? This happened when it was a high profile case and thus can be called a textbook example of delayed justice.

Pranab Bhandari is working as a blogger/content marketing consultant. He has expertise in writing about the finance,business and technology.


New Train Timings In Kashmir — Check Here



New Train Timings In Kashmir — Check Here

Train Time Table For Kashmir: Train Timing For BANIHAL-BUDGAM-BARAMLLA Section in Kashmir to be operated from 7.00 AM to 7.30 PM

Train timing of Kashmir|2022 is updated here for all the viewers because some users regularly asking about today train timing for Kashmir

Kashmir Train: Train Time Table With Effect From 04 April 2022.

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Omar Kelly: Dolphins veterans need to create a healthy, selfless culture



Omar Kelly: Dolphins veterans need to create a healthy, selfless culture

It was a typical sled drill that a linebacker has probably done 500 times in his career.

Wait for the coach to snap the ball to charge the sled, lift the makeshift offensive player in the air for a couple seconds before shedding it to whatever side the coach signals, then charging and tackling the pop-up dummy 5 yards in the backfield.

Jerome Baker, who has led the Miami Dolphins in tackles three straight seasons, walked up to Channing Tindall and gave him a few pointers before the rookie’s turn arrived.

Tindall, a member of Georgia’s national championship team who the Dolphins are hoping can immediate impact as a third-round pick, nodded his head as if he understood. But when the ball was snapped, he clumsily went through the drill.

Baker quickly approached him with a review and some more pointers.

The veteran linebacker then jumped into the line and ran through the drill himself one more time with Tindall watching closely.

“He’s going to be a great player. He’s just got to, [like] any rookie, just try to soak in as much information as you can,” said Baker, who found himself in a similar position in 2018 as a third-round pick, learning from Kiko Alonso and Raekwon McMillan.

“[He needs to] remember you got to this point by playing football. It’s not that hard when you think about it. It’s still football like it was when we were younger,” Baker continued. “He’s got a lot of things to improve on but he definitely has potential.”

And it’s on the veterans like Baker to help bring out that potential by passing on wisdom and sharing their knowledge from past experiences.

At least it is for teams that have a good culture.

You’d assume every player takes this approach, but some aren’t willing to guide a young player they know is threatening their job stability.

Just as often as I’ve seen veterans like Baker lend a helping hand, I’ve also seen and have been told that some veterans leave rookies to fend for themselves.

Just look at the comments a well-established starting quarterback like Ryan Tannehill made the week after the Tennessee Titans selected Liberty quarterback Malik Willis in the third round last month.

“We’re competing against each other, we’re watching the same tape, we’re doing the same drills,” Tannehill told the Titans media. “I don’t think it’s my job to mentor him, but if he learns from me along the way, then that’s a great thing.”

While it’s technically the position coach and coordinator’s job to bring a young player along — teaching him about the scheme and playbook — it is classy for a veteran to show a young player the way.

Reggie Bush taught Lamar Miller, and all the other backs who once played behind him in Miami, how to train and take care of their bodies knowing that one day one of them would replace him as the Dolphins starter.

Legendary Dolphins linebacker Zach Thomas regularly gave pointers and tips to Channing Crowder. He also critiqued his practices and games to help the young linebacker’s progress.

Defensive backs like Will Allen, Brent Grimes and Bobby McCain taught the youngsters in their unit how to study film and break down a receiver’s tendencies.

This is critical for NFL teams to develop a healthy culture and maximize the potential of young players — which requires selfless veterans who are willing to lead.

Young Dolphins safeties Jevon Holland and Brandon Jones routinely praised Eric Rowe the past two years for what he taught them about playing the position — before and after they leapfrogged him on the depth chart.

Just imagine if Rowe kept all the insight and wisdom he gained over his seven-year career to himself.

Rowe did this despite knowing their emergence as a blossoming safety duo made him and his $4.5 million contract expendable. But the fact he’d rather be a good teammate might explain why he’s still around.

Selfless leaders are hard to find, which explains why general manager Chris Grier said he went out of his way to add a few to Miami’s roster this offseason like Terron Armstead.

The three-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman signed as a free agent stayed 30 minutes after Tuesday’s practice session to work with Liam Eichenberg and Robert Jones on their stance and technique.

Eichenberg and Jones are in their second seasons, so having a veteran like Armstead providing guidance could help them contend for starting spots this summer.

If Armstead helps them get better, the same way Baker is helping Tindall improve, the team will progress in a manner that should be everyone’s goal.


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Vangelis, the Greek ‘Chariots of Fire’ composer, dies at 79



Vangelis, the Greek ‘Chariots of Fire’ composer, dies at 79


ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Vangelis, the Greek electronic composer who wrote the unforgettable Academy Award-winning score for the film “Chariots of Fire” and music for dozens of other movies, documentaries and TV series, has died at 79.

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and other government officials expressed their condolences Thursday. Greek media reported that Vangelis — born Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou — died in a French hospital late Tuesday.

“Vangelis Papathanassiou is no longer among us,” Mitsotakis tweeted.

The opening credits of “Chariots of Fire” roll as a bunch of young runners progress in slow motion across a glum beach in Scotland, as a lazy, beat-backed tune rises to a magisterial declamation. It’s one of the most instantly recognizable musical themes in cinema — and its standing in popular culture has only been confirmed by the host of spoofs it has sired.

The 1981 British film made Vangelis, but his initial encounter with success came with his first Greek pop band in the 1960s.

He evolved into a one-man quasi-classical orchestra, using a vast array of electronic equipment to conjure up his enormously popular undulating waves of sound. A private, humorous man — burly, with with shoulder-length hair and a trim beard — he quoted ancient Greek philosophy and saw the artist as a conduit for a basic universal force. He was fascinated by space exploration and wrote music for celestial bodies, but said he never sought stardom himself.

Still, a micro-planet spinning somewhere between Mars and Jupiter — 6354 Vangelis — will forever bear his name.

Born on March 29, 1943 near the city of Volos in central Greece, Vangelis started playing the piano at age 4, although he got no formal training and claimed he never learned to read notes.

“Orchestration, composition — they teach these things in music schools, but there are some things you can never teach,” he said in a 1982 interview. “You can’t teach creation.”

At 20, Vangelis and three friends formed the Forminx band in Athens, which did very well in Greece. After it disbanded, he wrote scores for several Greek films and later became a founding member — together with another later-to-be internationally famous Greek musician, Demis Roussos — of Aphrodite’s Child. Based in Paris, the progressive rock group produced several European hits, and their final record “666,” released in 1972, is still highly acclaimed.

Aphrodite’s Child also broke up, and Vangelis pursued solo projects. In 1974, he moved to London, built his own studio and cooperated with Yes frontman Jon Anderson, with whom he recorded as Jon and Vangelis and had several major hits.

But his huge breakthrough came with the score for “Chariots of Fire” that told the true story of two British runners competing in the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris. Vangelis’ score won one of the four Academy Awards the film won, including best picture. The signature piece is one of the hardest-to-forget movie tunes worldwide — and has also served as the musical background to endless slow-motion parodies.

Vangelis later wrote music scores for Ridley Scott’s “Blade Runner” (1982) and “1492: Conquest of Paradise” (1992), as well as for “Missing” (1982) and “Antarctica” (1983), among others.

He refused many other offers for film scores, saying in an interview: “Half of the films I see don’t need music. It sounds like something stuffed in.”

Vangelis was wary of how record companies handled commercial success. With success, he said, “you find yourself stuck and obliged to repeat yourself and your previous success.”

His interest in science — including the physics of music and sound — and space exploration led to compositions linked with major NASA and European Space Agency projects. When British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking died in 2018, Vangelis composed a musical tribute for his interment that the ESA broadcast into space.

Vangelis brought forth his symphonic swells playing alone on a bank of synthesizers, while flipping switches as his feet darted from one volume pedal to another.

“I work like an athlete,” he once said.

He avoided the lifestyle excesses associated with many in the music industry, saying that he never took drugs — “which was very uncomfortable, at times.”

Vangelis said he didn’t ever experiment with his music and usually did everything on the first take.

“When I compose, I perform the music at the same time, so everything is live, nothing is pre-programmed,” he said.

The composer lived in London, Paris and Athens, where he bought a house at the foot of the Acropolis that he never dolled up, even when his street became one of the most desirable pedestrian walks in town. The neoclassical building was nearly demolished in 2007 when government officials decided that it spoilt the view of the ancient citadel from a new museum built next door, but eventually reconsidered.

Vangelis received many awards in Greece, France and the U.S. Little was known of his personal life besides that he was an avid painter.

“Every day I paint and every day I compose music,” he said — in that order.


This story has been corrected to say that Greek media reported that Vangelis died late Tuesday, not Wednesday.

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