Saffron terror targets Muslims hosted by compassionate Hindu

Updated 27 April 2015

Saffron terror targets Muslims hosted by compassionate Hindu

ALIGARH, India: Communalists in many parts of India have polarized the atmosphere to such an extent that one cannot even express the natural human sympathy toward other people of a different faith. Helping others out of humanity is becoming improper.
Display of such a phenomenon was recently witnessed in Aligarh where seven Muslims were arrested for allegedly trying religious conversion.
When investigated, it turned out that they had asked a Hindu for drinking water, who not only offered them water to drink but allowed them to pray in his house as well, as it was time for their prayers.
The atmosphere became tense within moments the news spread across the Uttar Pradesh state.
What in fact happened was that half a dozen of Muslims who, from their appearance and attire looked quite religious were passing by Menth, a village few miles away from Aligarh. Thirsty and exhausted by the heat they knocked at the door of one Surajpal and asked him for some water to drink. As a gesture of human brotherhood he made them sit and offered them water to drink.
In the meanwhile, it was time for prayers and they asked for Surajpal’s permission to offer their prayers. As they were praying a villager happened to see them praying and then spread the news that some Muslims were staying with Surajpal and were teaching Islam and how to pray and perhaps Surajpal was about to change his religion.
For the mischief mongers this was enough. They immediately rushed to the police station and filed a complaint that in the village of Menth, Muslims are converting Hindus to Islam. Displaying exceptional efficiency, some police officials rushed to Surajpal’s house and brought the Muslims and the host to the police station. Surajpal explained the whole story, but the miscreants continued insisting that police register a complaint against the Muslims. In order to pressurise the police, they also called the Mayor of Aligarh Shakuntla Bharti.
Bharti, who is a BJP worker, pressurised the police to push the case to higher authorities.
Finally, the case against the seven Muslims were registered. They were charged with the offenses of creating animosity between two groups on the basis of race, region, religion and place of birth. With that, the police also registered a case against Surajpal for causing tension. This case was registered on the complaint of the village head Sateesh Singh. Afterwards a group of Muslims arrived at the police station and informed the police that the detainees had nothing to do with the business of conversion of religion. All of these seven are the resident of the area that comes under the police station that happens to be in Aligarh.
Later, Samajwadi Party MLA Zafar Alam phoned the police station and told them that all of the seven detainees were innocent.
Finally, they were released. However, police has been deployed in Menth village. According to the in-charge of Mandrak Police Station, the allegation of conversion of religion being levelled against them looked baseless at the very outset.
Surajpal had himself stated that he knew these seven Muslims and they had gone to his house because of extreme heat and thirst.
When asked by the media, the mayor said, “The villagers had called me, reporting that some people are trying others to convert their religion and when they complained to the police, they refused to file their complaint. That is why I came here.”
This gives an idea of how much even humanitarian relationship is abhorred by the miscreants. They do not want any Hindu to be sympathetic toward a Muslim or a Muslim to be friendly with a Hindu.


Russia aims to produce ‘millions’ of virus doses by 2021

Updated 54 min 14 sec ago

Russia aims to produce ‘millions’ of virus doses by 2021

  • The Gamaleya institute came under fire after researchers and directors injected themselves with the prototype months ago
  • Scientists have told AFP that Russia will struggle to adapt the vaccine to mass production because the country lacks raw materials, adequate facilities and experience

MOSCOW: Russia said Monday it aims to launch mass production of a coronavirus vaccine next month and turn out “several million” doses per month by next year.
The country is pushing ahead with several vaccine prototypes and one prepared at the Gamaleya institute in Moscow has reached advanced stages of development.
“We are very much counting on starting mass production in September,” industry minister Denis Manturov said in an interview published by TASS news agency.
“We will be able to ensure production volumes of several hundred thousand a month, with an eventual increase to several million by the start of next year,” he said, adding that one developer is preparing production technology at three locations in central Russia.
Health Minister Mikhail Murashko on Saturday said the Gamaleya vaccine had “completed clinical trials” and that documents were being prepared to register it with the state.
Another vaccine, developed by Siberia-based Vektor lab, is currently undergoing clinical trials and two more will begin human testing within the next two months, Murashko said.
Gamaleya’s vaccine is a so-called viral vector vaccine, meaning it employs another virus to carry the DNA encoding of the needed immune response into cells.
Gamaleya’s vaccine employs the adenovirus, a similar technology to the coronavirus vaccine prototype developed by China’s CanSino, currently in the advanced stage of clinical trials.
The Gamaleya institute came under fire after researchers and directors injected themselves with the prototype months ago, with specialists criticizing the move as an unorthodox and rushed way of starting human trials.
Scientists have told AFP that Russia will struggle to adapt the vaccine to mass production because the country lacks raw materials, adequate facilities and experience, particularly with advanced technology like viral vector.
Some Russian officials have boasted that the country will be the first to come up with the vaccine, even comparing it to the space race to produce the first satellite in the Soviet era.
Moscow has dismissed allegations from the UK, the United States and Canada that a hacking group linked to Russian intelligence services tried to steal information about a coronavirus vaccine from labs in the West.
Russia’s coronavirus caseload is currently fourth in the world after the United States, Brazil and India.