LIVE UPDATES: ABVP President accused of harassing widow, urinating at doorstep; Rajasthan Governor says ‘politics of pressure won’t work’


A 62-year-old widow in Chennai has accused the national president of RSS-affiliated student body, the ABVP, of harassing her by urinating and throwing surgical masks at her doorstep. A report by Indian Express said that ABVP President Subbiah Shanmugam allegedly resorted to harassment after a disagreement over parking slot.


“The woman, who does not want to be identified, demanded payment for his use of a parking slot owned by her. In her complaint, filed at the Adambakkam Police Station on July 11, the woman has attached CCTV footage and photos that purportedly show the ABVP leader urinating at her doorstep,” the paper reported. 

Elsewhere in Rajasthan, Governor Kalraj Mishra has said that the politics of pressure by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot will not work with him. Denying any political pressure to not convene the assembly from the BJP, his parent party before becoming the governor, Mishra asked why Gehlot was in a hurry to prove his majority on the floor of the House. Seeking to Hindustan Times, Mishra said, “..When they staged a dharna in Raj Bhavan, shouted slogans, I had to be firm and told them “dabav ki rajniti nahin chalegi (politics of pressure won’t work).”

Meanwhile, the COVID-19 death toll in India has crossed 30,000 mark with the number of positive cases going past 12 lakh. With 12854 deaths, Maharashtra has continued to remain the worst-hit Indian state.

Live updates on today’s key stories:

18:02 PM: Delhi Police files charge sheet against former JNU student Sharjeel Imam in a case related to anti-CAA riots earlier this year, reports news agency PTI

17:28 PM: A court in #Karnataka’s Gokak has issued summons to Chief Minister #BSYediyurappa in a case of an alleged violation of the model code of conduct during campaigning on November 23, 2019, ahead of a bypoll, an official said on Saturday. (IANS)

16:49 PM: #IltijaMufti, daughter of former Chief Minister #MehboobaMufti said she was denied permission to visit the grave of her grandfather former Chief Minister #MuftiMohammadSayeed at #Bijbehara in the Anantnag district of South #Kashmir; reports news agency IANS.

16:05 PM: Thane civic body in Maharashtra suspends private hospital’s licence, cancels its classification as COVID facility after it allegedly overcharged patients; reports news agency PTI quoting Official.

15:15 PM: In letter to UP CM Yogi Adityanath, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra says amid ‘explosive’ rise in #COVID19 cases, state govt’s ‘no test = no coronavirus’ policy can lead to ‘frightening situation’; reports news agency PTI

14:24 PM: Congress workers stage demonstrations across #Rajasthan against what it called a BJP ‘conspiracy to topple’ state govt and to press for Assembly session; reports news agency PTI

13:24 PM: #UttarPradesh Police managed to save an 8-year-old boy who was abducted from #Gonda. The STF team after a brief #encounter with the kidnappers early on Saturday recovered the child and arrested five kidnappers, including a woman; reports news agency IANS

13:11 PM: Bihar: A 35-year-old #COVID19 positive man in home-isolation dies by suicide in Patna City’s Malsalami Police Station limits. (ANI)

12:25 PM: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan tests positive for coronavirus

11:55 AM: Two terrorists have been killed in an #encounter with the #securityforces at Ranbirgarh Panzinara on the outskirts of #Srinagar on Saturday, officials said. The identity of the killed terrorists has not been ascertained yet. (IANS)

11:11 AM: A Central Reserve Police Force sub-inspector shot dead another CRPF inspector with his AK 47 service weapon before committing suicide in #Delhi’s posh Lodhi Estate area on Friday night, police said. It is assumed that the officers allegedly had a fight moments before the incident. (IANS)

10:31 AM: Ashok Gehlot calls meeting of council of ministers at 11:30 AM to rework proposal for Governor over calling assembly session- NDTV

09:52 AM: ‘Clouds’ of pandemic are there and people are in trouble. But we can take advantage. This anti-poor government is earning money by converting pandemic into profit: Rahul Gandhi takes dig at PM Modi by mocking his old interview

09:45 AM: Encounter breaks out between militants and security forces on outskirts of Srinagar, reports news agency PTI quoting Police.

08:57 AM: Alleging Bharatiya Janata Party (#BJP) of indulging into a “conspiracy” to destabilise the Congress-led Rajasthan government, #Congress MP #RahulGandhi demanded Governor Kalraj Mishra to convene the assembly session. (IANS)

06:57 AM: Constables Akshita, Aruna, Priyanka and Sangeeta have become the first group of women personnel to handle traffic in Gautam Buddh Nagar.


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