Bengaluru: Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to Journalist Ajith Hanumakkanavar of Suvarna News Channel in case pertaining to his defamatory remarks against Prophet Mohammed and Islam in December 2018. Hearing the application filed by Mohammed Shareef, an SDPI member and issued a notice to the journalist.

The infamous case had called for public ire against the Kannada news channel and one of their leading journalists who had defamed Muslim messenger Prophet Mohammed and had made derogatory remarks against him.

Over 800 complaints were filed across police stations in state but only two of them had registered an FIR in this regard. Ajith had then moved to Karnataka High Court seeking its intervention to quash the FIRs and High Court ruled in his favour and quashed the FIRs.

Shareef, had then moved to Supreme Court of India in the case and had filed a petition in this regard, hearing which the SC issued notice to Ajith and state govt.

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New Delhi, Feb 6: Jammu and Kashmir has been turned into Afghanistan by the BJP which is using bulldozers to demolish the homes of poor and marginalised under the ongoing anti-encroachment drive, former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti alleged Monday.

Addressing a press conference here, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief appealed to Opposition leaders in the country not to be a mute spectator to the "atrocities being committed by the BJP".

She alleged the BJP is using its brute majority to weaponize everything and "bulldoze" the Constitution.

"Palestine is still better. At least people talk. Kashmir is becoming worse than Afghanistan the way bulldozers are being used to demolish homes of people. What is the purpose of demolishing small houses of people," she said.

Mehbooba said that according to the government even the centuries-old Shankaracharya Temple and cantonment built by the erstwhile Maharaja are also on encroached land.

The PDP leader said Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha may claim that the houses of poor will not be touched during the anti-encroachment drive but his message is not being heard on the ground as dwellings even with tin sheds are being demolished.

She said the initial call for 'Ek Samvidhan, Ek Vidhan, Ek Pradhan' has given way to 'one country, one language, one religion' where there is no Constitution.

Voice of anyone speaking about the Constitution is being crushed, she said.

"Was removal of Article 370 in accordance with the Constitutional provisions?," she asked.