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3rd Dec News Digest: BJP MP Abhay Bhardwaj dies, Dog Meat Can Be Sold Again In Nagaland

Sanskriti Dalmia

BJP MP Abhay Bhardwaj dies during Covid-19 treatment

BJP MP in Rajya Sabha from Gujarat Abhay Bhardwaj died at a hospital in Chennai on Tuesday while undergoing treatment for Covid-19. He was 66. He had tested Covid-19 positive on August 31. After remaining under treatment at a government Covid-19 hospital for 40 days, he was airlifted to MGM Hospital in Chennai.

Dog Meat Can Be Sold Again In Nagaland

The Kohima Bench of Gauhati High Court has stayed the Nagaland government's blanket ban on commercial import and trade of dog meat and commercial sale of dog meat in markets and restaurants. The order was passed earlier this week on November 25.

Hearing a petition by licensed dog meat traders, the bench headed by Justice S Hukato Swu temporarily suspended the ban.

Marrying by choice is an individual’s fundamental right: Karnataka HC

The Karnataka government is currently mulling a law to criminalise religious conversions "for the sake of love and marriage." 

it is the fundamental right of any adult in India to marry the person of their choice, irrespective of caste and religion, and that right cannot be encroached upon by anybody. This ruling comes even as multiple states in India have brought in or are currently mulling laws to discourage interfaith marriages, by citing increasing instances of “love jihad” to do the same. It must be noted that “love jihad” is a conspiracy propagated by right-wing extremists who claim that Muslim men deliberately marry Hindu women to convert them to Islam. However, there is no such term under Indian law.

US couple married for 47 years die of COVID-19 at the same time

Patricia and Leslie McWaters, a couple from US' Michigan who were married for 47 years, died due to coronavirus at the same time, with their times of death recorded as 4:23 pm on November 24. "They literally did everything together and although we're shocked, we also think it's not so surprising because they were together all the time," their daughter said.


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