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They are the people who lost n the successive governments (are) who’ve won?
Congrats to everyone on Uttarakhand’s seventeenth foundation day, which falls on ninth November, 2017. In the year 2000 on this day we achieved separate entity as a state of the Indian constitution after tremendous struggles prolonging the last five decades.

Though the voice of separate Uttarakhand state was first raised by comrade PC Joshi in 1952 after independence n since then there had been slowly but gradually protest demonstrations, dharnas, congregations n jail bharo andolans it was actually in 1974 under the banner of Himalaya Bachao andolan that this demand was raised most effectively n emphatically by Rishi Ballabh Sundriyal in a massive public meeting at Boat club in New Delhi which had a significant impact on the government, giving it a momentum.

In 1978 a huge protest demonstration was organised under the leadership of the then MP from Tehri Garhwal Mr Trepen Singh Negi at Boat club n good number of activists courted arrest for defying the prohibitory orders. They were sentenced behind bars for ten days. During the eighties n nineties the Uttarakhand Kranti Dal along with the thousands of separate state protagonists again raised the demand for separate statehood n struggled fierce fully forcing the government at the centre to relent. It organised tremendous rallies, sit ins n even violent protests with jail bharo passion all over the country where Uttarakhandies were in abundance. It got momentum from Pauri when the peaceful public meeting n demonstration of UKD n their allies was lathicharged n hundreds of activists pushed behind bars.

In 1994 when hundreds n thousands of separate state protagonists including women, youths n ex servicemen were marching towards Delhi’s Lal Quila Rally in which lacs of people participated, the then chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Mulayan Singh YAdav pre strategically ordered an unprovoked firing on the peaceful protestors, many of whom were killed and the women volunteers raped by the hooligans n the brutal UP police.

This lead to a nationwide upsurge in the peoples’ protest against the then central government n Mulayam Singh who was then the chief minister of UP. The separate state movement by k had assumed gigantic and widespread proportions n the national political parties like Congress n BJP which were against the separate Uttarakhand statehood for decades, were compelled to affix this demand into their respective party manifestoes with an eye on deriving peoples support lest they would have been wiped out of Uttarakhand Politics.

The movement became so popular, effective n people oriented that thousands of people left their jobs to join it n hundred of thousands of ex servicemen, youths, students, women n even senior citizens came on streets for months together n went to jail as well. Over forty six youths, senior citizens n women sacrificed their precious lives to achieve statehood.

It was finally on 9 th November,2000 that BJP government at the centre agreed to grant statehood with the support of Congress n all the political parties except CPM n Samajwadi Party of Mulayam Singh. But what happened ultimately, those who had been opposing this demand for years together, finally ruled the state n during the last sixteen years witnessed 8 chief ministers, umpteen corruption, red tapism, promotion n patronage to land, liquor n mining mafia, migration of thirty lac people from Uttarakhand villages to cities,towns n metropolises, complete lack of quality education, health n employment facilities n avenues.

But above all this if one thing has happened favorably n it is that the pockets n bank balances of our law makers have gigantically n massively multiplied. The issue of Gairsain as a permanent capital is still unanswered n the villages of Uttarakhand are emptying day by day. Conclusively we can say that there is total exploitation of the hill’s natural resources, economy n the talents n the the politicians are enjoying the fruits of power to the hilt.

After sixteen years of Uttarakhand’s coming into existence as a separate state if any body has been at loss , its primarily the common man n those who gained in excess n multifariously are our politicians of all hue n cries. Congratulations n greetings to one n all on the sixteenth anniversary of Uttarakhand State but with a pledge that we will continue our relentless struggles to expose the corrupt n rid the state from their exploitative clutches, come what may.?
Sunil Negi, President, Uttarakhand Journalists Forum

Deepawali is just a at our doorstep. It’s falling on 18th October and we’ll be experiencing once again, as usual, the unbearing noise and heavy environmental polution due to excessive burning of crackers and subsequent occurance of several tragedies, of precious lives being lost, of children, young and old. Why can’t after all, we as the responsible citizens of the country take a collective pledge to give up crackers, for always, and instead confine ourselves to just LAKSHMI PUJA and reverence to other Gods than involving ourselves irresponsibly in vulger ostentations like wasting hundreds of thousands of rupees in buying expensive fire crackers and then risking our and others’ lives by creating uncontrollable environmental pollution and making our children and ourselves’ vulnerable to various deseases related to respiratory problems, lungs disfunction, dreaded asthma and various cardilogical complications.

Delhi being the capital city of India with a massive population of 1crore fifty lakhs and over 80 lakh vehicles, is already reeling under massive pollution related complications of physical health, respiratory disorders, silicosis disorders due to increasing chemicalised dust inhale and vehicular pollution and pollution of contaminated drinking water leading to the creation and spread of various contagious intestine related infected deseases and epidemics.

Delhi tops the chart in pollution related deaths with tremendous increase recorded in the mortality statistics which is utterly surprising and shocking. The succesive governments, honourable courts and several responsible social welfare organisations have been issuing warnings and appeals time and again to give up fire crackers during DEEPAWALI but unfortunately of no awail.

What is more shocking and anguishing is the fact that  the literate, educated and the middle class sections of the society become intentionally uncaring and careless during the Deepawali festivals and in order to influence their neighbours or friends circle by their monetary prestige and affluence waste hundreds of crores nationally in just few hours thus not only creating hell of the noise and environmental pollution but also negatively contribute in creating havoc in the society by killing hundreds of patients of cardiovascular, asthematic and lungs related deseases in various parts of the country.

The hundreds of thousands of tons of polluted gases and carbon dioxide goes into the environment and gets stuck in the Ozone layer thus becoming a permanent source of infecting our lungs n making people suffer of various uncurable deseases like the cancer of the lungs. In addition to these harmful dreaded effects during Deepawali festivals hundreds of cases of deaths are also reported in various parts of the country when these firecrackers explode during the process of their production, in shops, cracker stores and while carrying them individually, in groups or in vehicles like heavy trucks etc.

Hundreds of those who luckily save themselves become disabled for the entire life by losing their eyes, limbs or arms. Just a day before on 8th of October two youths between 20 and 22 years died at Agra on the mobile scooter while carrying firecrackers for sale.

The impact of the explosion was so extensive that the parts of the bodies of these most unfortunate youths were torn into pieces not to be found later on and also literally injuring several other passers by with heavy burn injuries. Moreover, today thousands of children below 18 years are working in the fireworks industries killing themselves with cancerous ailments due to abject poverty. Giving up firecrackers during Deepawali will compel them to adopt some other less dangerous and healthily harmless profession. THEREFORE FRIENDS, LET’S HONESTLY PLEDGE TO GIVE UP FIRECRACKERS COMPLETELY, THIS DEEPAWALI and save hundreds of thousands of lives. AMEN

Meanwhile we thank the honourable Supreme Court of India to have issued a perfect and an outstanding pro people verdict to ban firecrackers during the Deepawali fesival in Delhi. Its indeed an extremely vice decision that will safeguard and save millions of lives that could have otherwise fallen prey to the ill and higly disastrous effects of dreaded pollution created by the firecrackers during this hindu festival. Its a classic example of a pro people decision which will send a tough message across the country compelling people and authorites to follow suit in the near future. Hats off to our wisdom oriented intellectual and intelligent pro people judiciary.

SUNIL NEGI