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California Attorney General Kamala Harris under fire from pro-life groups

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David Daleiden, center, one of the two anti-abortion activists indicted this year, addresses the media with attorneys Jared Woodfill, left, and Terry Yates after turning himself in to authorities on Feb. 4 in Houston. Bob Levey AP

David Daleiden, center, one of the two anti-abortion activists indicted this year, addresses the media with attorneys Jared Woodfill, left, and Terry Yates after turning himself in to authorities on Feb. 4 in Houston. Bob Levey AP

LOS ANGELES (Diya TV) — California Attorney General and Senate candidate Kamala Harris is drawing fire from supporters of an anti-abortion activist who claims his First Amendment rights were violated during her office’s raid of his apartment on Tuesday.

David Daleiden, the anti-abortion activist, is under fire himself for his undercover videos about Planned Parenthood. During the Attorney General’s office search of his apartment, agents seized personal information along with “all video footage showing Planned Parenthood’s criminal trade in aborted baby parts,” which he called his “First Amendment work product.”

Some abortion clinics, including Planned Parenthood clinics in three states, make the tissue of aborted fetuses available as a donation. Investigations by a dozen states have been promptly closed with no criminal findings, however, a Republican-led Congressional committee recently opened an inquiry into the fetal tissue market.

Property receipts left by state agents reveals several computers, hard drives and materials from Planned Parenthood conferences were seized. Additionally, agents found multiple California identification cards with names considered to be alias’ of Daleiden himself and his accomplices. He was indicted on felony charges earlier this year in Texas for using a phony government ID.

Harris is running to assume the Senate seat being vacated by Barbara Boxer, and has made support for Planned Parenthood a focal point of her campaign. Her campaign website includes a page that asked supporters to sign a petition “to defend Planned Parenthood.”

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“We can all agree on one thing. Washington is broken. Voting to strip federal funding from an organization that provides vital health services to 2.7 million Americans is the epitome of dysfunction,” the post states. “Once again, we need you to take a stand and join Kamala in defending Planned Parenthood.”

In direct response, the director of a California-based advocacy law firm, the Life Legal Defense Foundation, accused Harris of “loyalty to Planned Parenthood” that “requires her to turn a blind eye to the organization’s criminal activities.”

“Instead, she has launched an inquisition into David Daleiden,” said Alexandra Snyder, the foundation’s director.

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India-China strike détente over border issues

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Ladakh, INDIA (Diya TV)  — Just days after Indian Prime Minister Modi visited the frontlines in Ladakh to encourage his troops and honor those lost in a recent battle with China, India and China jointly announced both countries will disengage, pulling back in a limited manner at separate key points. A two-hour frank conversation between both nation’s foreign ministers led to the breakthrough. While both sides claim their sovereignty had been violated, India made some major economic moves against China in recent days, banning investment, stopping Chinese participation in freeway developments and blocking 59 apps including TikTok. TikTok announced they would lose up to $6 billion because of India’s ban.

In a statement on his agenda for Muslim Americans, presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden said he was disappointed with the Indian government’s implementation of the National Register of Citizens in Assam, the passage of the Citizenship Amendment Act and recent actions in Jammu and Kashmir. Biden has a long list of agendas he plans to implement if he is elected President, but there is no listing as of yet for Hindu and Sikh Americans.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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COVID-19 explodes: 50,000 cases in one day, 10,000 in Florida

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AUSTIN, Texas (Diya TV)  — Fears of a COVID19 spike have been realized, as the caseload around the nation continues to set records daily. On Wednesday, 50,000 new cases were reported around America, 10,000 in Florida alone. Texas Governor Greg Abbott is now mandating masks in his hard-hit state and states that were starting to open up are now reworking their plans in order to combat COVID19.

As Indian and Chinese military commanders held a third round of talks on disengagement, the Indian government made another move against business and investment from China, announcing Chinese companies will not be allowed to take part in India’s highway and transportation projects, among other sectors. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Modi deleted his account on the Chinese social media platform Weibo.

President Trump though White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany made his strongest remarks to date on the India-China conflict, saying “China’s aggressive stance along the India-China border fits with a larger a pattern of Chinese aggression in other parts of the world and these action only confirm the true nature of the Chinese Communist Party.”

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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California lawsuit alleges caste-based discrimination at Cisco

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OAKLAND, Calif. (Diya TV)  — California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing sued Silicon Valley titan Cisco Systems and two of their former employees alleging discrimination against an Indian-American Dalit employee. The man claims harassment by two men who are Indian Americans of a higher caste, former Cisco engineering managers Sundar Iyer and Ramana Kompella. Cisco denies the charges.

On the heels of India banning 59 Chinese apps from being distributed, the FCC designated Chinese telecom companies Huawei and ZTE as threats to national security, saying money allocated by the government for broadband and other 5G related products cannot be used on equipment by those vendors. Meanwhile, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lauded India for their ban of Chinese apps.

And in a new letter to Secretary of State Pompeo, 20 Senators are urging the Trump Administration to grant emergency refugee protections to Hindu and Sikh communities that have been long persecuted in Afghanistan.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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