All India Radio News Summary: 24 December 2017
- Muslim Personal Law Board holding emergency meeting in Lucknow on Triple Talaq issue.
The All India Muslim Personal Law Board is holding an emergency executive meeting in Lucknow to discuss the Centre’s proposed bill on Triple Talaq.
- The meeting is discussing the Proposed Muslim Women Protection of Rights of Marriage Bill 2017 with Shariat point of view and whether it will be in the interest of women.
- The bill, which criminalises the practice of instant triple talaq, is expected to be tabled in the Lok Sabha next week.
- The proposed bill has made instant divorce a non bailable offence which can lead to an imprisonment of up to three years.
- It also makes it mandatory for the husband to pay maintenance to his wife and children.
In the meeting, AIMPLB decided to oppose the proposed Muslim Women Protection of Rights of Marriage Bill 2017.
- All India Muslim Personal Law Board, AIMPLB, has urged the government not to table the proposed Triple Talaq bill in Parliament.
- It termed the bill as against the principles of Shariah and interference in Muslim Personal Law.
- The Board said that government should hold consultations with AIMPLB and representatives of Muslim women organizations on the legislation.
- North Korea slammed the latest UN sanctions imposed on it
North Korea slammed the latest UN sanctions imposed on it over the widely-condemned intercontinental ballistic missile tests.
- The country’s Foreign Ministry described the move as an act of war.
- The UN Security Council had unanimously passed new US-drafted sanctions that will restrict oil supplies vital for North Korea’s missile and nuclear programmes.
- It also orders the repatriation of North Korean workers sent abroad to earn revenue for Kim Jong-Un’s regime.
- The sanctions had received the backing of Pyongyang’s key ally China.
- China has closed more than 13,000 websites since the beginning of 2015
China has closed more than 13,000 websites since the beginning of 2015 for breaking the law or other rules. Vast majority of people support government efforts to clean up cyberspace.
However, critics said it is an effort to restrict freedom of speech and prevent criticism of the ruling Communist Party. The government has stepped up already tight controls over the internet since President Xi Jinping took power five years ago.
- AG600, the world’s largest amphibious aircraft
China’s domestically developed AG600, the world’s largest amphibious aircraft, performed its maiden flight. It took off from Zhuhai in Guangdong Province. The plane has a 39.6-meter-long fuselage and 38.8-meter wingspan.
- Good Governance Day(25th December) is celebrated across the country
Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s birthday is being celebrated as Good Governance Day across the country.
- Good Governance Day was established in 2014 to honour Mr Vajpayee by fostering awareness among people of accountability in governance.
- On December 23, 2014, Mr Vajpayee, and Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya (posthumously) were announced as recipients of the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award.
- Following the announcement, government announced that the birth anniversary of the former Prime Minister will be henceforth commemorated annually in India as Good Governance Day.