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Pakistan has banned broadcast of Indian TV channels in their country as a step to take revenge against India’s surgical attack and this is the best thing they can do so that their people do get the real information about the attack done by India in their terrorists’ launching pads.

This move of Pakistani Government has come two days after India’s movie industry banned Pakistani artists and technicians from working in India.

This time Pakistan seems very serious about the ban on broadcasting of Indian TV channels as Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority had given instructions to their TV channels and distribution networks that they have to face strict actions if they failed to implement the ban after 15th October. PEMRA also said that they have received many complaints that some local channels were showing Indian talk shows and reality programs without permission.

PEMRA has told to PTI that the complaints have shown serious concerns in this issue in the wake of current situation between India and Pakistan.

Pakistani Cinemas has also stopped showing Indian movies in solidarity with the country’s armed forces.

They have stopped the screening of the Indian movies in their cinemas till the situation becomes normal and improves to normalcy.

Since the terror attack on Uri, where 19 soldiers were killed, few political parties asked Pakistani to leave the country and even gave deadline of 48 hours including Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan else the MNS will push them out.

Even in our Bollywood Industry any actors have supported the decision of banning the Pakistani actors where few are not supporting this decision and the latest actor to join this debate is Salman Khan who is not in favour of ban on Pakistani artists as he said that artists are not terrorists. But should we allow people from Pakistan to come here and earn money and fame when the situation between the two nations is tensed over LOC.

In Pakistan several actors and artists are happy with the decision of banning Indian movies and TV shows and supporting the decision of PEMRA.

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NATION SALUTES TO VEER CHANDRA SINGH GARHWALI ON THE 88TH ANNIVERSARY OF HISTORIC PESHAWAR EPISODE

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Today is the 88th anniversary of a great revolutionery freedom fighter, a secularist and a valiant fighter cum social reformer to the core who about eighty eight years ago in 1930 gave the Indian freedom movement a historic turn by outrightly refusing the orders of the then British officer, general Rickett to shoot the freedom fighter Pathans led by the frontier Gandhi Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan at Kinari Bazaaar, Peshavar then in Afghanistan.

Brave, fearless and valiant fighter ready to sacrifice his life for the country, Chandra Singh Garhwali was then commanding a unit of Garhwali soldiers in Peshawar. The freedom movement was then building up and the pathans of Peshawar who were fully inspired by Gandhiji under the leadership of the towering Pathan leader Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan were opposing the Britishers for their dictatorial actions and communal policybof Hindu Muslim divide thus demanding Azaadi.

General Rickett orderd the entire battalion led by Chandra Singh Garhwali saying FIRE GARHWALI. But revolutionery Chandra Singh in retaliation, shouted defying the British General’s order CEASEFIRE GARHWALIES. Every soldier put their rifles down and the lives of several Pathans could be saved.

Veer Chandra Singh Garhwali was influenced by the Jalliawalan Bagh massacre and wanted to avert another bloodshed. He preferred his court marshel and life imprisonment in the solitary confinement at Kala Pani, Andamaan Nicobaar cellular Jail thus being behind bars for 14 protracted years for the motherland and saving the lives of hundreds of Pathans.

In the entire history of India one can’t find, visualise and experience such an outstanding example of secularism of the Hindus saving the lives of their muslim Pathan brothers despite confronting Life long solitary confinement. Garhwali had thus after the 1857 revolt of Indian sepoys under Mangal Pandey’s leadership against the then neo colonial British rule opened another inspiring chapter of anti British revolutioneries in India which finally helped in attaining full Indepence from the foreign colonial Yoke.

Garhwali never compromised on principles and ethics in public life and even after Independence rejected Nehru’s proposal to become a union minister. He preferred a hard life of a socio political activist believing in secularist values and fighting corruption through out his life. He was ideologically left oriented and preferrred contesting election from Choundkot constituency in Garhwal single handedly with no election resources but only a self made BHOMPU in his hand.

He visited village to village on foot mobilising people for their constititional rights to badly lose elections but never compromised for Congress ticket which he would have easily got and won. He never approached authorities in power for any personal or family benefit. Such a towering personality of the country sadly met his end in Delhi’s Ram Manohar Hospital in 1979 after a prolonged illness. I remember that the then political stalwart n union minister HN Bahuguna alongwith others marched woth Garhwaliji’s corpse to the Communist Party of India’s office where late Indira Gandhi had also come today her last respectful tributes to this towering revolutionery freedom fighter. Salutes to this historical petsonality of Indian Freedom Movement.
SUNIL NEGI

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WILD LEOPARD AND BEAR ATTACKS HAVE CREATED HAVOC IN UTTARAKHAND. WILL THE GOVT DO SOMETHING CREDIBLE?

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The Himalayan state of Uttarakhand is under the incessant invasion of dangerous wild life and the government of the day and its forest department is conspicous by their absense in not doing anything concrete to counter the wild life’s terrorising menace. The situation has assumed so risky proportions that human life is today completely at mercy of the wild cats and the bears. Number of incidents of gruesome killings at the behest of the maneater leopards, tigers and wild bears have come to notice for the last two years with the number of casualties increasing day by day but of no avail on the part of the state government to set right the situation. A most tragic incident of wild bear attack was reported in a village in Yamkeshwar block where a local inhabitant of Umdaa village, 59 year old CHANDRA PRAKASH was badly injured as he litrally fought with the bear and suffered deadly injuries. The grievously injured is in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh fighting for survival. The injured had gone to the nearby jungle to collect fodder for cows and buffaloes when he was attacked by the wild bear. It is usually said that the bear who remain in the high mountain altitudes come down during the winter season due to the excessive snow covers that creates green food shortages. In addition to this the increasing activities of construction and the so called development has disturbed the wild life particularly the leopards and bears who come near the human settlements i.e. the forests adjoining the villages. When the men and women enter jungles for green grass or animal fodder these wild animals become fearful and attack them in self defence as well as lack of food stuff. While in 2017 about 140 leopards were declared as man eaters there had also been 17 bear attacks in the Chamoli district’s Bhatwari village range grievously injuring several women and children who’d gone in the local jungle for pet animal fodder. In Almora, Rudraprayag and Pauri districts too these incidents of wild life attacks resulting in several casualties have created an alarming situation with the Uttarakhand Forest Department having no clue, whatsoever, to safeguard the precious lives of the states’ inhabitants. Uttarakhand is already suffering from mass scale migration with thousands of villages having become ghost villages. The monkeys, wild pigs had already destroyed the agricultural produce of the villagers and the increasing man eater leopard and bear attacks have also made the life of the villagers tremendously dangerous and unpredictable. In the last week two shocking incidents of leopard attacks were reported from Uttarakhand’s Almora district in which two precious lives of a 6th class student and a twenty five year old were claimed by the maneater tigers. While the dearth of animal preys is cited as one of the prime reason for wild cats coming nearer, towards human settlements to fulfil their hunger , another reason may be due the villages becoming vacant these wild animals find themselves convenient to come closer towards them ( the villages with little population) and kill human beings when confronted with.
SUNIL NEGI

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Man eater leopard attacks going unabated in Uttarakhand

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The dreaded leopard attacks taking lives the inhabitants in Uttarakhand has become an order of the day with terrifying incidents of tiger attacks increasing day by day with no hope of relief from the government’s side. Uttarakhand is primarily a hilly region with more than 70% part having covered with dense forests.

After the enhanced migration from the interior rural areas, the villages and increasing constructive activities, the wild animals, particularly the leopards, hordes of wild monkeys, beers and even wild pigs have created havoc in the villages destroying cultivated fields and even attacking the local inhabitants. Just yesterday in a horrifying incident of a leopard attack, a young boy was brutally killed with half of his body part eaten by the dreaded leopard in the Manila area of Kumaon, Uttarakhand.

The young boy, son of one Mr. Lal Singh hailing from the village Supi Kaafli Tok Laami Dhar in Uttarakhand who was studying in sixth standard was killed by the leopard yesterday night as per the facebook post of Narayan Singh Bisht, district media Incharge.

The information was immediately given to the forest division who later on retrieved the highly mutilated dead body of the deceased. This is not the single isolated incident of horrifying leopard attack but in Garhwal and Kumaon Uttarakhand, the leopard menace has till now taken hundreds of precious lives of people with no reprieve or relief from the forest department and the government of Uttarakhand. There is yet another news of a young boy of 25 year old having been brutally killed in yet another wild cat attack at Bhainciyakhana block’s Dungri Panchayat in Almora district namely Deepak Kumar.

The people of this himalayan state has become vulnerable prey to the wild cats’attacks and have been prohibited to come out of their houses after 7 PM as the man eater leopards are usually on the lookout for their human prey. It is usually said that after the increasing exodus of the village populatiin to cities and towns there is tremendous dearth of animal preys for these leopards and hence they enter houses in villages hungry and even in the locan towns in search of flesh and make humans their easy prey.

More over, the majority of the hill jungle areas having become barren due to the excessive pine trees has also resulted in shortage of green food animals inside the forests finally compelling the tigers, leopards and cheetas migrate to towns or villages in search of food thus making human beings their easy prey.

Hundreds of people have so far been succumbed to the leopard attacks in this Himalayan state of Uttarakhand but it seems that the government is more concerned to preserve the wild life than to safeguard the human beings. The forest department is literally sleeping and so are the other responsible agencies of the government.

It is high time that the forest department of Uttarakhand should devise concrete methedology or formula to get rid of these man eater leopards failing which the already vacant Uttarakhand villages will literally turn into ghost villages in the near future. The government will have to prioritise whether maneater leopards are important for them or the human beings.

In 2016 the government of Uttarakhand had declared 140 leopards as man eater who’d created havoc in the hill state with their killing spree. After two years their terror is still live with the human killings going unabated.

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