Russian government has supported the move taken by Narendra Modi government to abrogate Article 370. Jammu and Kashmir has been given special status and the issue was considered very sensitive. Political parties in the valley were against the decision. However, BJP-led government has taken the step in the right direction.
The move has been considered bold as BJP-led government passed the ordinance without debating it in the parliament. The debate on the issue could have led to further unrest in the valley.
Pakistan has raised the issue on international level but India has ignored the moves of its neighbor. Indo-Pakistan trade has been suspended. Support from Russia has come at the appropriate time for India.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia has said Moscow hopes that India and Pakistan will exercise restraint and take measures to control the situation. "Moscow expects that India and Pakistan will not allow aggravation of the situation in the region due to the change by Delhi in the status of the state of Jammu and Kashmir".General: LawRegion: New DelhiJammu and KashmirRussia
Indian restaurant chain owner, P. Rajagopal, also known as "Dosa King", has been sentenced to life for murder of husband of a young woman he wanted to marry. Rajagopal started Saravana Bhawana South Indian food chain in 1981. He wanted to marry young daughter of one of his employees.
The case started 15 years back and due to delays in Indian judicial system, Rajagopal was not in jail. He avoided the sentence. Rajagopal hired a hit man to kill the husband of his love interest.
Rajagopal was sentenced to 10 years in jail for the murder in 2004. The restaurant chain has been running despite Rajagopal’s ongoing court battle. The chain has 80 locations worldwide.
"We filed it (the last appeal) last week and the Supreme Court rejected it on Monday. He surrendered yesterday to the local trial court in Chennai," said Aishwarya Bhati, the lawyer representing Rajagopal.Region: IndiaLegal Cases: CrimeGeneral: General News