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AICTE, Mumbai University announce online workshop from 13 May to 17 May on 'Universal Human Values in Education'

The University of Mumbai in collaboration with AICTE (Western Region) will be organising an online workshop on 'Universal Human Values in Education' for institutions offering technical education.The workshop will commence on 13 May and end on 17 May. According to University of Mumbai, the workshop is of paramount significance to continue learning process amid COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown.The workshop will be conducted in Hindi and English. The morning session will be from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm and the evening session will be from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.File image of Mumbai University. Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons “To understand the basics of value education an online workshop is being organized exclusively for the Vice Chancellors of Technical Universities and University Coordinators appointed for coordinating the activities related to FDPs on Student Induction Programme,” the circular said.The workshop is specifically designed for sharing All India Council for Technical Edu…

Mumbai Police files FIR against Arnab Goswami for 'hurting religious sentiments' during show on migrant workers' protest in Bandra

Mumbai: An FIR has been registered against Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami and two others from the news channel on the charge of hurting religious sentiments by making a derogatory remark regarding a mosque located in suburban Bandra, a Mumbai Police official said on Sunday.

Goswami, in his show aired on 29 April, displayed picture of the mosque and questioned gathering of a large number of people outside it on 14 April, he said quoting the FIR.

Hundreds of migrant workers had gathered in Bandra on 14 April demanding transport arrangements to go back to their native places, hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced extension of the coronavirus-enforced lockdown till 3 May.

File image of Arnab Goswami. CNN-News18

The FIR was lodged in Pydhonie police station in south Mumbai on Saturday by Irfan Abubakar Sheikh, secretary, Raza Education Welfare Society.

"Arnab tried to target a particular community through his show which was aired on 29 April while the incident had taken place on 14 April," Sheikh told PTI on Sunday.

In the FIR, Sheikh stated that the mosque concerned did not have any connection whatsoever with the crowd that had assembled outside it on 14 April.

Goswami has been booked under sections 153 (Wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot) 153-A (Promoting enmity between two groups) 295-A (Deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings), 500 (Punishment for defamation), 511 (Punishment for attempting to commit offences) 120-b (Planning) and other sections of the Indian Penal Code, the police official said.

Goswami was on 27 April questioned by Mumbai Police in a case against him for allegedly making defamatory statements against Congress president Sonia Gandhi in news shows on the recent mob lynching incident in adjoining Palghar district.

Earlier, the Supreme Court had granted him three-week protection from any coercive action on FIRs against him for alleged defamatory statements against Sonia Gandhi.



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