Karnataka Govt revoke prohibitory orders

Last Updated: Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 22:05

Bangalore: With the Supreme Court staying
pronouncement of the verdict on the Ayodhya title suit, the
Karnataka government today rescinded its prohibitory orders
across the state that would have come into effect from this
midnight.

"In view of the Supreme Court order it has been
decided to withdraw the decision to close down liquor shops
and ban on SMSes, besides on promulgating 48-hour prohibitory
orders from tomorrow in the state," state Home Minister R
Ashok told reporters here.

Ashok, who was allocated Home Ministry in yesterday`s
reshuffle of portfolios, also held discussions with top police
officials.

Police had announced deployment of more than 50,000
personnel to keep vigil on the situation from tomorrow.

The government had yesterday declared a two-day
holiday for schools and colleges from tomorrow as part of
preventive measures.

PTI

New York: A Pakistani scientist convicted of
trying to kill US agents and military officers is set to be sentenced in New York City on Thursday.

Aafia Siddiqui will appear in federal court in Manhattan.

A jury convicted the US-trained scientist in February of
trying to kill US agents and military officers after she was
detained by police in Afghanistan in 2008.

During Siddiqui`s three-week trial, FBI agents and US
soldiers testified that when they went to interrogate
Siddiqui, she snatched an unattended assault rifle and shot at
them while yelling, "Death to Americans!" She was wounded by
return fire but recovered and was brought to the United States
to face trial.

Her conviction touched off protests in Pakistan. Today,
there were more protests as hundreds chanted "Free Aafia!" at
a rally in Karachi, Pakistan, while others demonstrated
outside the Manhattan courthouse.

A jury convicted the US-trained scientist in February of
trying to kill US agents and military officers after she was
detained by police in Afghanistan in 2008.

During Siddiqui`s three-week trial, FBI agents and US
soldiers testified that when they went to interrogate
Siddiqui, she snatched an unattended assault rifle and shot at
them while yelling, "Death to Americans!" She was wounded by
return fire but recovered and was brought to the United States
to face trial.

Her conviction touched off protests in Pakistan. Today,
there were more protests as hundreds chanted "Free Aafia!" at
a rally in Karachi, Pakistan, while others demonstrated
outside the Manhattan courthouse.



First Published: Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 22:05

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