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There is lot of hue and cry over the recent decision of the National Green Tribunal putting curb on the infinite number of visitors going for Goddess Vaishno Devi Darshan by issuing directives to curb the number of regular visitors to fifty thousand at a time instead of myriad number of devotees thronging at the historical spiritual Shrine considered extremely pious and miraculous by billions of HINDUS globally.

Even the emperor of India Jalalludin Akbar three centuries ago visited Godess Vaishnodevi Dham bare footed and presented a magnificient silver CHATRA in reverence to the Godess after he heard tales of the miracles of Godess Durga stationed here. In its order the NGT has issued number of directives in order to improve and maintain the deteriorating environment in and around the Vaishno Devi Shrine vicinity and reducing the inconvenience of the devotees, the tribunal has asked the Vaishno Devi Shrine Board to apply brakes on the unaccounted number of devotees visiting here and confine it to 50000 numbers on Daily basis.

Orders have also been issued for maintaining cleanliness in the vicinity and the fine of Rs. 2000 fixed on anyone spittng or throwing rubbish in the open in KATRA township and else where , from where the YATRA from VAISHNO DEVI DHAM starts. The NGT has also issued orders for forthright ban on pony ferrying the devotees and instead has ordered for ferrying them in the battery operated vehicles till the shrine. It has in addition banned the future constructions in and around the Shrine areas till Katra.These orders are being implemented from today itself.

However there is lot of resentment among the devotees of Mata Vaishno Devi who’ve opposed this move of NGT, not entirely but a number confining order that confines the daily limit to only 50 thousand devotees asking the government in protest as to where would the remaining thousands of devotees go in view of the arbitrary ban. It may be recalled that bllions of people visit Vaishno Devi Shrine everyday and about 77 lakh devotees visited for Goddesse’s blessings in the year 2017.

SUNILNEGI

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Hukka bars are the greatest health hazard in the metropolitan cities of the country and the capital of India Delhi is also one of the main cities spoiling the health of hundreds of thousands of school and college going boys and girls through these HUKKA BARS which are in thousands operating in various parts of Delhi.

This new culture of smoking habitscomponded with liquor and drugs being inculcated in the students and youths in airconditioned restaurant like well furnished Hukka bars against heavy payments killing time with friends and accquaitances has infact led to infinite addiction amongst youths and students who had almost made it a daily affair and bunk classes for days together spoiling their academic future and also health.

This addiction of hukka bars is so dangerous and highly prone phenomena that the addicts can’t live without it and feel the lust of it even during midnight or odd hours. In majority of the Hukka bars in Delhi the operators cladestinely mix the drugs in order to make their clients addict so that the addicts visit their bars again and again and the profit is enhanced.

Being a highly profitable business and licensed under the law hundreds of thousands of hukka bars arw operating in the capital city DELHI thus spoiling the academic career and health of the college and school going boys and girls. The most worrisome and disturbing trend about this addiction is that now good number of girls hailing from the rich and affluent sections n even from the middle and low middle classes are falling prey to this dangerous hukka culture.

There had been number of complaints from the parents of the affected and addicted youths but due the unholy nexus between the hukka bars and the authorities concerned no action is taken against this flourishing business. But thanks to the efforts of the BJP/Akali MLA from Rajouri Garden Manjinder Singh Sirsa who’ d filed a public interest petition in the NGT and justice Swantantra Kumar while taking a serious note of it has issued notices to the Delhi government and other departments concerned to appear in person before it with a detailed list of the licensed as well as the illegally hukka bars of DELHI which have literally spoiled the academic future and health of school and college going boys and girls of the capital.

This hukka bar culture should be stopped immediately and the government of Delhi should come forward in this regard. The National Green Tribunal has fixed 17th November, 2017 as the next date for hearing. The Delhites urge upon the honourable justice Swatantra Kumar to issue public interest judgement for the forthwith closures of all the HUKKA BARS operating in and outside the national capital territory of Delhi.

SUNIL NEGI