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District attorney seeks to revoke Gurbaksh Chahal’s probation

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Gurbaksh Chahal, convicted of domestic abuse, exits a court hearing in S.F. over allegedly kicking an ex-girlfriend.

Gurbaksh Chahal, convicted of domestic abuse, exits a court hearing in S.F. over allegedly kicking an ex-girlfriend.

SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Gurbaksh Chahal, an Indian-American internet entrepreneur and writer, kicked his former girlfriend 10 times during a 2014 incident, the same time he was on probation for a conviction of domestic violence, a San Francisco police officer testified in court on Friday.

Officer Jose Hernandez’s testimony came during a hearing in which prosecutors were seeking to revoke the 33-year-old millionaire’s probation for an earlier attack on a different woman in his penthouse San Francisco apartment. Friends and family of Chahal, once dubbed one of America’s most eligible bachelors, packed the outside of the San Francisco Superior Courthouse to protest the proposed revocation, and brought their sentiments inside once the hearing began.

“It’s unfair. He has already paid the price,” said Chahal’s 72-year-old father. “I’ve been watching this play out for three years.”

Chahal was charged with 47 counts of felony domestic violence and assault in 2013 for an Aug. 5, 2013 attack on his then-girlfriend inside of his penthouse at 301 Main St. A Superior Court judge later ruled a 30-minute video which captured the violent attack was inadmissible because police had seized it illegally. Chahal ultimately pleaded to two misdemeanor charges of battery and domestic violence in 2014, and placed on probation.

Shortly after, Chahal began dating a then-23-year-old South Korean woman he met in Las Vegas, and in September of 2014, the two of them were involved in an altercation.

According to Hernandez’s testimony, the woman told him Chahal had kicked her 10 to 12 times on his bed around 4 a.m. after the two of them had been drinking. She immediately called 911, but hung up the phone and called back to say the initial dial had been a mistake. She has since returned to South Korea, and has not returned to testify in the prosecution’s motion to revoke Chahal’s probation.

Avtar (left) and Arjinder Chahal, the parents of Gurbaksh Chahal, enter the San Francisco Hall of Justice to attend their son’s court hearing on prosecutors’ request to revoke his probation.

Avtar (left) and Arjinder Chahal, the parents of Gurbaksh Chahal, enter the San Francisco Hall of Justice to attend their son’s court hearing on prosecutors’ request to revoke his probation.

Judge Tracie L. Brown made no ruling Friday, and has yet to ultimately decide if the video evidence that was tossed in the 2013 domestic violence case can be admitted in the probation hearing.

Chahal’s court appearance Friday was a circus before he even entered the courtroom — his bodyguards shoved a group of reporters and photographers gathered in a hallway outside of the courtroom. After, Chahal took to his Twitter account, personally attacking what he believes to be the corruption of San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon.

Additionally, Chahal has filed a lawsuit against the city, and Gascon.

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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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