Repeal: Farm laws were in interest of farmers, but PM had larger national interest in mind

New Delhi, Nov 20: There are contrasting suggestions behind the decision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to repeal the farm laws. There was a suggestion that the farm laws could lead to tensions in Punjab since a majority of those protesting against these laws were from the Sikh community.

Moreover the timing is also key since the decision was made on Guru Nanak Jayanti. The government had also two days back opened up the Kartarpur Sahib corridor to Pakistan for Sikh pilgrims.

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NIA taking over Bhima-Koregaon case involving urban Naxals is in national interest

koreganThe Bhima-Koregaon case has seen a lot of interference by the state government There has been a demand to drop cases against some of the activists, who have alleged Naxalite links It was only necessary then that the National Investigation Agency take over the case from Pune Police.

In a significant and much needed decision, the National Investigation Agency was directed to take over the Bhima-Koregaon case from Pune Police.

The Maharashtra government led by the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress have questioned the decision and also expressed unhappiness over the same. The probe was being conducted by the Pune Police and the NCP has been demanding that the same be handed over to the SIT. There has also been a demand to drop cases against some of the activists, who have alleged Naxalite links.

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