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Major News and Events of 17 April 2017

What Happened on 17 April 2017

FIR Registered Against Army Jawans in J&K for Tying a Man to a Jeep

As per reports, an FIR has been registered by the Jammu and Kashmir police against army personnel for tying a man to a jeep and making him parade in Srinagar which went viral on internet. The man was used as a shield by the army personnel to save themselves from stone pelters, while they were heading to polling in Beerwah area of the Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency.

The FIR has been registered under sections 342, 149, 506 and 367 of the Ranbir Penal Code.

Quotas for Muslims Increased in Telangana

As per reports, a Bill was released by the Telangana House on Sunday which increased quotas for Muslims on jobs and education from 4 per cent to 12 per cent. The Bill also increased quota for Scheduled Tribes from 6 per cent to 10 per cent.

It was opposed by the BJP MLAs but supported by all other opposition members.

The Bill is going to be sent to the President for his assent and will also be requested to include it in the Ninth Schedule of the Constitution.

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