SC stays criminal proceedings against M S Dhoni

New Delhi (PTI): The Supreme Court today stayed the criminal proceedings pending before an Andhra Pradesh court against ODI captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni in a case lodged against him for allegedly portraying himself as Lord Vishnu in an advertisement.


A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra also issued notice to respondent Yerraguntla Shyam Sundar on the petition of the cricketer in which he has also sought transfer of the criminal case from a court in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh to Bengaluru in Karnataka.

The bench has sought responses from Shyam Sundar, who had filed the complaint against Dhoni in a magisterial court, and state police on Dhoni’s petition within eight weeks and stayed the criminal proceedings in the case.

Earlier, the Supreme Court had stayed criminal proceedings against the cricketer in a similar case against him in a Bengaluru court and had also stayed the operation of Karnataka HC order which had refused to stall proceedings against him.

The apex court had also issued notice to social activist Jayakumar Hiremath, who had lodged a complaint against Dhoni in a Bengaluru trial court, on the cricketer’s Special Leave Petition challenging Karnataka HC order.

The complaint filed by Hiremath had alleged that Dhoni was seen on the cover of a business magazine as Lord Vishnu, holding several things, including a shoe in his hands.

A case was registered against Dhoni under section 295 (injuring or defiling place of worship with intent to insult the religion of any class) along with 34 (common intention) of the IPC.


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        Immigration continues to be one of the most politically polarizing issues in America. The topic of immigration policy has been a staple of recent presidential debates, and has even divided some members of the Church.
        Let me educate son about the new Danish refugee laws are a blot on humanity.

        ‘Now that you have arrived, hand us all your money and jewellery, if you have any left.’ That’s the message for refugees that Danish lawmakers drove home on Tuesday night, voting overwhelmingly in favour of a slew of measures, personally championed by Prime Minister Lars Rasmussen and intended to deter them from seeking asylum. The steps include a new law to empower Danish police to seize valuables from refugees even as they are “welcomed”.

        There is also the draconian provision under the law that will delay family reunification for refugees for three years. Simply put, even those granted refugee status in Denmark will not be able to bring their families in till that period — never mind if they have to endure the daily prospect of violence, rape and murder. It’s always pragmatic when a country puts its long-term financial health ahead of any other issue, as Denmark has done. But an increasingly globalised community requires a certain basic camaraderie for people facing a humanitarian crisis. Instead, in heaping humiliation on refugees, Denmark has shown it doesn’t belong to the world’s welcoming community.

        Once a champion of refugee rights, the Scandinavian country’s goal is now to become “significantly less attractive for asylum seekers,”.

        Amnesty International has called the three-year waiting period for family reunifications “cruel”, saying it could “have a devastating impact on families”.

        Home to 5.6 million people, Denmark registered 21,000 asylum applications in 2015, making it one of the top EU destinations per capita for migrants but putting it far behind the 163,000 registered in neighbouring Sweden.

        Jesus says(Peace upon him): “Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was ill and in prison and you did not look after me” (Matthew 25:41-43).

        When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. (Leviticus 19:33-34)

        Only Almighty know our destiny.What we have today maybe not be available for tomorrow.The plight of refugees in Europe could be ours own may be not because of wars whatever Almighty has written in our faith.

        Kindly restrain mocking the plight of others.Follow the Jesus(Peace upon him)commandments and do service to the humanity.

        Jai Hind

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