Advertisement
Sunday, Sep 25, 2022
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

Prakash Ambedkar Believes Law Is In Wankhede's Side

Nawab Malik had alleged that Sameer Wankhede, an IRS officer, was born as Muslim but he forged his caste certificate to get a job under a reserved category.

Prakash Ambedkar Believes Law Is In Wankhede's Side
Prakash Ambedkar Believes Law Is In Wankhede's Side | Outlook
Prakash Ambedkar Believes Law Is In Wankhede's Side
outlookindia.com
2021-11-20T18:44:31+05:30


Commenting upon the controversy surrounding the religion of Sameer Wankhede, Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) leader Prakash Ambedkar said, the law is on the side of the Mumbai NCB chief, whom Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik had accused of hiding his "true religion- Islam" and securing a Central job by faking his caste certificate. Even though Wankhede, the Mumbai zonal director of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), had denied the allegations.

“As per my information, the law is on the side of Sameer Wankhede. There is a similar case where the Supreme Court had ruled in the favor of a man from Kerala who wanted to disassociate himself from his parent's religion —Christianity. "There is a Supreme Court verdict on February 25, 2015, where the case is similar to that of Sameer Wankhede's. The petitioner's parents had accepted Christianity before his birth. But after he became an adult, he filed a petition saying he wanted to be associated with the religion of his grandparents, who are non-Christians,”. The Supreme Court had upheld his appeal and ruled that since the petitioner is an adult now, he can associate himself with his grandparents' religion, Ambedkar said. “I think legally Wankhede is clean and the law is on his side,”.

Speaking on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement to repeal the three contentious farm laws, Ambedkar said a case is pending before the Supreme Court wherein petitioners have argued that agriculture is a state subject.

With PTI Inputs

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

More from

Read More from Outlook

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

In happy times and sad, Habba Khatun’s sensuous songs make both young and old emotional. With the never-ending conflict bringing tragedies to every doorstep, Habba’s lyrics of separation amplify their mourning.

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

In India, only those relationships between a man and a woman are considered to be legitimate when there is a marriage between the two.

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Virat Kohli, 33, had recently stepped down as India's T20I captain and was subsequently removed as the ODI captain.

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

A Mahila Congress leader, who is the face of the ‘Ladki Hoon, Lad Sakti Hoon’ campaign, however, has accused the party of anti-women bias after she was denied a ticket.

Advertisement