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Our heart goes (to) with the grief stricken anguished familes of our Jawans and officers who lay down their precious lives while guarding our borders and relentlessly fighting the enemies to keep the 135 crore Indians safe and sound.

We can simply write JAI HIND OR PRAY to God FOR THE DEPARTED SOUL TO REST IN PEACE AND TO GIVE THEIR FAMILIES ENOUGH STRENGTH TO BEAR THIS MOST IRREPERABLE LOSS. That’s it. But, what else can we do in this hectic materialistic world. Sounds shocking indeed but are helpless, when we incessantly hear the anguishing news of our brave soldiers being martyred one by one while fighting the dreaded terrorists in the line of duty.

While the whole nation mourns for a while but we have no choice finally to become busy in our daily chores waiting again for another tragedy to occur and thay’s what is unfortunately happening since the never ending Kashmir imbroglio commenced. The government claims about the army killing 160 terrorists during the last few months but what about the precious lives of our precious jawans dying at such a young age having seen nothing of the blossomed life.

Today, it was the turn of another 27 year old young boy of Indian Army who was martyred at Pulwama, Kashmir while fighting the dreaded terrorists. Suraj Singh Topwal of GARHWAL, UTTARAKHAND. Suraj hailed from village FALOTA , KARNAPRAYAG, GARHWAL. He was the only son with four sisters, all married with younger sister pursuing her graduation. Inspired to join Indian Army and serve the nation from his ex armyman(Subedar) father, Suraj was posted in Sambura, 50 Rashtriya Rifles.

He joined Indian Army seven years ago at the age of twenty. His family, whole of Uttarakhand and the nation is in tears and me to. My heartfelt tributes to this great pious departed soul with the earnest hope that his sacrifice for the nation will not go waste with a simple question: After all when will this chapter of blood bath end. Is there really any hope in the near future? Jai Hind
SUNIL NEGI, PRESIDENT OF UTTARAKHAND JOURNALISTS FORUM

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SUNIL NEGI

A ten member delegation of various journalists organisations led by the Press Club of India met the union home minister Rajnath Singh at his North Block office and submitted him a detailed momorandum, drawing his attention towards the incrasing attack on journalists in several parts of the country.

They demanded the enactment of a legislation safeguarding the lives of journalists while discharging their professional duties. Expressing their serious concern over the mysoginistic targetting of journalists and threat to their lives the delegation sought the union HM’s intervention in preparing the status report by his ministry of the pending cases of murders and attacks including of fatal injuries all over the coutry during the past decades.

The journalists pointed out that during the past three decades there had shockingly been no conviction of the culprits involved in such cases of assaults and murders of scribes. The memorandum said that the incidents of perpetration of violence and murders have increased manifold and even scrible writing in social media are not being spared with incessant threat to life going on.

It may be recalled that according to the statistics of National Crime Records Bureau over 70 journalists have been killed from 1992 t9 2016 and around 142 were attacked with grievous injuries. There had been no conviction during the last three decades. This anguishing and terrorising trend is still continuing and in August to September 4 journlists have been killed in a row after Gauri Lankesh of Bengaluru, Karnataka. The memorandam further adds that since journalists have to play an important for the functioning of a healthy and vibrant democracy it is imperative that there should be no impediments like intimidation and violence in the discharge of their professional duties.

The home minister Rajnath Singh was urged upon to safeguard the lives of the journalistic community of the country since he is the overall custodiun of the internal security and law and order situation of the country. This would amount to restoring confidence amongst the journalist fraternity of the country.

While demanding the authentic status report on the attacks and murders of the journalists and the action taken by the law enforcing agencies during the past one decade the memorandam also requested Rajnath Singh to help expand the ambit of the working journalists act of 1966 by suitable ammendment in order to accord the protective cover of employment to all journalists including in the electronic and online media.

It also urged for making amendments for adequate monetary compensation to the family of the deceased, the injured journalists and those who become disable in the line of duty. The home minister gave the delegation a patient hearing and assured them to fulfill their grievances.

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Uttarakhand, in the eyes of BJP high command dosen’t hold any political relevance and it has been reflected by the fact that this Himalayan state has got only a single representation of the state cabinet rank whereas in the past it was represented by several ministers.

Anyways, but being a separate state it does hold significance in other contexts, at least to be counted as a state in the BJP’ s list of ruling provinces amongst other. Uttarakhand is especially contributive to BJP poltically as it not only gave all the five MPs’ into its lap in the general election last time but has also accorded a historic tally of 57 lawmakers’ out of total seventy ammounting to a historic majority, never ever witnessed during the previous years in the last 17 years after the state achieving separate statehood.

The present CM incumbent Trivendra Singh Rawat a politically not so experienced administrator, though soft and affable in nature, but BJP chief Amit Shah’s stooge was sworn in to the utter surprise and shock of everyone in the BJP. After six months of his assuming office nothing much of peoples’ expectation has been achieved resulting in tremendous factionalism and silent opposition within the party.

The crucial issues such as construction of permanent capital Gairsain, formation and appointment of State Lokayukt and crushing of land, sand, illegal liquor and mining mafia has taken a back seat whereas other unimportant and less relevant issues are being taken care of.

Though the low profile chief minister of RSS background,Trivendra Singh Rawat has publicly announced about eradicating corruption being his first and foremost priority but the way liquor is being allegedly supplied to the door steps of the people in order to generate economy to tide a pain of the whopping fiscal deficit of Rs 40 or more thousand crores, the electorates of the state seem to be disenchanted.

People want employment, better schools and fully equipped hospitals including roads, civic facilities and food items at resonable rates with other basic options of free treatments and decentralised socio economic, agricultural, horticultural and employment oriented economic development. But things seem to go awry on all these fronts.

As a sequel to his preparations to strengthen the BJP organisations of the BJP and non BJP states, the party’s hard working and dedicated NATIONAL CHIEF Amit Shah is visiting Dehradun, Uttarakhand to take stock of the poltical situation in the context of the state BJP government’s and organisations ‘ functioning. The entire Dehradun city is being given an upside down face lift with a special cleanliness drive and erection of life size hoardings of Amit Shah and Trivendra Rawat welcoming the former and highlighting the achivements of the state government.

Amit Shah will stay at Dehradun till 21st,Sept for two days, and is expected to examine the CMs performance report card by interacting with the rank and file of the party. There is tremendous factionalism in the state BJP with separate factions of former CMs Bhagat Singh Koshiyari and Dr. Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank not ready to see each other eye to eye, come what may and both are also CM Rawat’s detractors as well. Similarly, both Harak Singh Rawat and Satpal Maharaj who were themselves’ eyeing on the CM’ s chair are Trivendra Singh Rawat’ s bete noire and hardly attend his cabinet meetings. The chief Secretary of the state who is too much into controversy as a result of his misdoings has also gone on leave pre strategically to avoid controversies, and would be back on duty a day after Amit Shah leaves’ Dehradun.Though CM Rawat’ s choice of the present tainted CS is also a root cause of Chief Minister confronting the wrath of his detractors within his own party andthe government.

Let’ s see what comes out of BJP CHIEF AMIT SHAH’S Dehradun’ s visit being looked by political analysts very keenly. Let’ s keep our fingers crossed till then. What do you say friends?

SUNIL NEGI