The Nations Divided



Tennyson in ‘Locksley Hall’ presented his vision of the world where “war-drum throbb’d no longer, and the battle flags were furled.” Mudaliar, the Dewan of Mysore speaking on behalf of undivided India had once said, the great reality, which all religions teach is the dignity of the common man.

However, all those words rang hollow, when the Indian and Pakistani delegations faced each other in the U.N. Reality was rare, as even the photograph brandished by Pakistan’s Maleeha Lodhi as being from Jammu and Kashmir was actually from Gaza. In any case, the India-Pakistan war of words was outdone by the U.S. and North Korea.

However UN’s 72nd General Assembly was made one of its most disappointing sessions because of its ineffectiveness on each of the issues pointed out by Secretary General António Guterres in his speech on September 19.

According to him seven biggest threats that face the world today are:

  • Nuclear peril.
  • Terrorism.
  • Unresolved conflicts and violations of international humanitarian law.
  • Growing inequality.
  • Climate change.
  • Cyber warfare and misuse of artificial intelligence.
  • Refugees.

UN’s actions in the case of North Korea just amounted to some more sanctions against it. The truth about sanctions is that they do not work on rogue states but they only isolate their populations from the world, which works in favour of regime’s stranglehold on its people.

On the basis of satellite pictures and the accounts of eyewitnesses, the UN Human Rights chief called military action in post-democracy Myanmar,  a “textbook case of ethnic cleansing”, as close to half a million Rohingya fled from Rakhine villages that were then burnt down and landmines were laid along the border with Bangladesh to prevent their return.

Given that Hafiz Saeed and his associates now plan to stand for public office in Pakistan and while Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi received bail despite financial sanctions, more action is expected from U.N.

Mr. Guterres pointed out on the issue of inequalities that, “eight men represent as much of the world’s wealth as half of all humanity”

UN’s first Secretary General, Trygve Lie, ran an equally divided forum and faced the same challenges before finally resigning from his post in 1952. His last words were, “The United Nations will not work effectively if it is used merely as forum for destructive propaganda. Neither will it work if it is used only as a convenience when national interests are directly involved, and regarded with indifference, or bypassed or opposed, when the general world interest is paramount.”

















The Congress party which has made Rafale fighter jets’ purchase deal as one of its main election plank accusing the union government of escalating the cost per fighter jet from 600 crore to 1700 crores and keeping out the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited for assembling and other services of the fighters by bringing in the Reliance defense arbitrarily is holding protest demonstrations in different parts of the country and states in order to mobilise the nation’s electorates against the deal which has been outrightly denied by PM Modi insideand outside parliamentof several ocassions terming it as anhonest and transparent govt to govt deal.

Under its anti Rafale mobilisation campaigns the central state observers are being sent to various states PCCs’ who give lectures to the state party cadres on various negative points of the deal with the Dassault Aviation of France and motivate its party cadres to further disseminate the movement at the district and block levels to aware the people of the various pros and cons of Rafale deal.

As a sequel to these ongoing demonstrations against Rafale Jet Fighter deal with France a huge demonstration cum rally was organised by Congressmen at Laxmi Nagar Trans Yamuna which led to the heavy traffic snarls in the morning and afternoon hours with processionist raising anti government and anti BJP slogans.

What was interesting about this demonstration was that a huge model of Rafale Jet was fitted on the truck which moved on the main road of Trans Yamuna Lakshmi Nagar and Shakerpur alongwith hundreds of Congress workers renting the air with anti BJP slogans demanding an enquiry into the whole episode. The passers by looked at the model of the Rafale jet extremely curiously and also moved along with the processionists expressing their solidarity with the cause.

The procession was led by the DPCC president Lalit Maken participated by good number of senior Congress leaders including the area delegate and youth leader Rajesh Pandey. It may be recalled that just a few days ago the senior journalist and former union minister Arun Shourie, Yashwant Sinha and senior Advocate and activist Prashant Bhushan had also addressed a press conference at Press Club of India castigating the BJP led NDA government on the Rafale deal posing questions about the lessening of the jet fighter numbers from 136 to 36, arbitrary increase in the cost from 3600 to 1740 crores per jet fighter aircraft and ousting of the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited after bringing in the inexperienced Reliance defence into the deal.

Even during the no confidence motion in the Lok Sabha the Congress president has vociferously raised the issue demanding answers from the PM and the defence minister on the alleged arbitrary and highly expensive deal with the Dassault Aviation Ltd of France.

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A brief write up is being expeditiously posted in Whatsapp today with a request to further share it ahead to make it viral cautioning the people of Uttarakhand and the country about the possible mishappening in the nineteen year old Himalayan state regarding occurance of the extremely powerful and dangerous, rather heavily fatal earthquake with its epic centre being Pithoragarh.

The message quotes the Geologists of Dehradun to have given this information saying that there is a possibility of the 8.5 on the richter scale earthquake occuring within 24 hours with its epic centre being Pithoragarh.

The supposed timings of the earthquake has been mentioned in the night . It further adds that the district magistrate of Chamoli, Garhwal has issued directives to exercise every possible precaution and restraint as he expects of an incalculable harm in terms of lives and properties if theearthquake really occurs as claimed by the geologists as per the message going viral in the social media.

Though nothing exactly or authentic can be said about this particular message but one thing is absolutely sure and correct that natural calamities have been regularly happening in Uttarakhand with earthquakes like the latest Uttarkashi tremors of the nineties that killed many and led to collosal loss to the inhabitants of the area including CHAMAK village etc.

The 2013 ecological catastrophe of Kedarnath valley in Garhwal, Uttarakhand has killed thousands of people, led to collossal loss of properties worth thousands of crores of rupees and destabilised people of more than three hundred villages of Uttarakhand.

Thereafter the unfortunate incidents of huge cloud bursts have been happening in Garhwal and Kumaon regions washing villages and the local populace alongwith the tons of water that comes down after these cloud bursts.

After the excessive rains in various parts of Uttarakhand like Nainital, Kotdwar and upstream areas of Chamoli districts several roads have caved in and houses damaged killing several members of the family.

Just yesterday an entire hard lucked family of 7 members got burried alive under the massive debris of their destroyed house due to cloud burst in the Budhakedaar area in Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand.

While Uttarakhand is always on the verge of natural disaster risks having connfronted natural disasters since the 18th century and before , one would be surprised and shocked to know that the renowned earth scientists and geologists of Bangalore and Roorkie including international scietists have after extensive research especially on the river banks of Alaknanda, Bhagirathi etc have come to the final and definite conclusion that due to the enhancing inner activities of the Himalayan tectonic plates, the Uttarakhand Himalayas are likely to have a 8. 5 or even more intensity earthquake from now till next 50 years which if happens will have vast and most fatal consequences destroying everything and even impacting Delhi to a great extent.

This scientific prediction was done more than five years ago after certain authentic deep rooted scientific tests by renowned earth scientists and geologists on the banks of the Uttarakhand rivers like Alaknanda n Ganges etc. What’s your take friends?

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The 22nd Prime minister of Pakistan Imran Khan sworn in on 18th August has a very interesting and controvertial past.

The former Pakistani skipper having brought the world cup in cricket played his first international test against England at the age of mere 18 years. Now 65, having married a woman with five chldren finding her to be lucky the Pakistan PM n Tehrike Insaf chief has a very controvertial past with several love affairs and three marriages having divorced two finally marrying the third spiritual woman, a mother of five. Sounds interesting.

A tall handsome cricketer having toured the entire world, Imran Khan is an Oxford educated as was the Kaide Azam of Pakistan Mohammed Ali Jinnah a muslim with western background in education and style.

Had a politician in the country like India been involved in so many love affairs and marital tie ups and subsequent divorces including dalliance with one of the foreign woman giving birth to a daughter, nobody can even in dreams think of him becoming the prime minister, but its really surprising that Imran was accepted whle heartedly in Pakistan with open arms though after two decades, defeating his seasoned political rivals hand down as the undisuted prime minister.

While the captain of Pakistan cricket team Imran was allegedly found entangled in love affair with an indian actress during the eighties when he visited India with test match with India, there were lot of rumours about Imran’s love affair with Zeenat Aman which hit newspapers head lines.

It’s was the open talk in the media circles that handsome Imran always attracted girls through out his cricketing career.

The biographer Christopher Stanford in the book REHAM KHAN , about formerly BBC journalist and Imran’s divorced wife, who spewed lots of venom against her ex husband during the elections branding him as the SHADION KA KHILADI, ( the master of marriages) revealed about the love affair of the former Pakistan PM Benazir Bhutto with handsome Imran Khan when both of them studied in Oxford in London.

The book says: Benazir fall in love with Khan and was interested to marry her. However, Imran’s mother refused to make Benazir her daughter in law despite her son’s hearty wishes.

Since Imran loved his mother tremendously he had no option but to withdraw from the relationship. On the other hand despite nt being able to marry him Benazir Bhutto was so impressed by Imran’s personality that she gave him the title of the Lion of Pakistan.

Thereafter, in 1995, three years after leading Pakistan to the World Cup crown, Imran married Jemima Goldsmith, a 21-year-old British heiress. Jemima converted to Islam and moved to Pakistan. Nine faithful years and two sons later, they parted way

Imran is rumoured to have married the 41-year-old mother of three after divorcing Jemima. She worked with the BBC as a weather correspondent and presenter on a regional news programme. This marriage too could not survive for long and Imram divorced Reham Khan.

Today, Reham Khan is the arch rival of Imran appearing on television interviews criticizing the former skipper and now PM of Pakistan to the fullest.

Imran’s dalliance with the heiress in the 1990s ended in a bitter court battle and a genetic determination of paternity. The heirless is noneother but Sita White who died after some time. The court ruled that Imran was indeed the father of Tyrian, White’s daughter. Imran first vehemently denied the judgment, then accepted that he had indeed sired Tyrian.

The reason behind the divorce of Jemina Gildsmith was primarily the illegal affair of Imran with Sita White and having an illegitimate daughter Tyran, without marriage, whom Imran accepted after the court’s orders.
Imran finally married a veiled spiritual woman, mother of five, considering her to lucky in his political ascendence, this year namely Begum Bushra.

After his controvertial past of repeated marriages and divorces Imran Khan who was already in politics side by side dedicated his entire time in strengthening Tehrike Insaf Party which he had himself founded.

He started gainng momentum slowly but steadily enticing suport amongst the youth and women finally finding himself string enough to fight thenational election formidably.

He was arrested and house arrested number of times but Imran kept his hismorals high as a politician and never accepted the moral defeat. He confronted various odds but finally made it. Today he is the 22 nd prime minister of Pakistan,the dream he cherished since beginning.

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The 22 nd prime minister of Pakistan has finally been sworn in. The former Pakistan skipper who brought World Cup for his country in cricket, twenty two years’ ago, Imran Khan is now a prime minister of Pakistan, having fulfilled his long cherished dream.

Husband of two divorced wives, a daughter with an illegal affair to a woman who died later on, finally with the fourth one, Imran today took the oath of office in Urdu and fulfilled his dream which started with his political journey about twenty years ago, confronting several political upheavels n  challenges from his arch political opponents, the then ruling parties of Pakistan PML-N led by Nawaz Sharief, the former PM now jailed in various serious corruption charges and the Pakistan Peoples’ Party led by late Pakistan PM Benazir Bhutto.

This would be for the first time in the Pakistan’s political and parliamentary history that a cricketer who is a political novice having no administrative experience have assumed office to the highest slot of the country.

Though, the swearing in ceremony was splendid but the Tehrike Insaaf Chief and prime minister Imran Khan has not made it an extravagent or ostentatious affair.

It rather seemed to be a simple affair with no heads of the states, particularly of SAARC nations also not invited nor the prime minister of India Narendra Modi, being the significant head of an immediate neighbour.

Whereas the fact remains that during the swearing in ceremony of prime minister Narendra Modi which took place in the sprawling lawn of Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi in 2014, the Indian prime minister took special care to invite all the heads of the SAARC nations and Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharief especially came to attend the ceremony alongwith other SAARC heads of nations.

But contrary to Modi’s swearing in ceremony in New Delhi, in fact, there were only four invitations from Imran Khan for the Indian side and all the invitees were his old cricket friends, former skippers and actor viz. Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Deo, Navjyot Singh Siddhu and Amir Khan.

However, former Indian Skipper Sunil Gavaskar outrightly refused to attend the ceremony quoting reasons of his already fixed England trip in connection with the test series but extended his all good wishes.

Kapil and Amir perhaps have also not gone to Pakistan, may be due to the misadventures of the neighbouring country in Kashmir and LOC and killings of innocents. They probably did’nt want to invite the ire of their supporters and fans by attending the ceremony?

Eminent cricketer, orator and the minister in Congress government in Punjab and former MP, a close friend of PAK PM as well, Navjyot Singh Sindhu however honoured the invitation of a friend of cricketing fraternity and attended the swearing in ceremony in Islamabad after having been accorded due permission from the India Home Ministry.

But Sidhu is now in a terrible situation. He is being castigated by Indian media for his high spirited happy mode hugging extented to the Pakistan Army chief General Bajwa in the swearing in ceremony.

The entire Television channels of the country are prominently showing Navjyot Singh Sidhu shaking hands and hugging the Pak Army chief in the oath taking ceremony repeatedly, thus making Indians annoyed, angered and furious against the former cricketer, with demonstrations having already started in some parts of the country.

The people of India consider Genl Bajwa as a chief culprit for breaching cease fire on LOC and killing innocents inJammu n Kashmir and also sponsering terrorists creating HAVOC in strife torn Kashmir and various other parts of the country.

It may be recalled that there are already charges that the present government of Imran Khan has arrived to power in Pakistan with the open support of the Pak Army and the ISI and the elections were rigged majorly.

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Pakistan as usual has on India’s 72nd Indepndence day and just two days after has amply proved that it’s a nation which can’t be trusted at all, come what may, particularly if it relates to improving bilateral friendly relations with India.

The country, entirely in the grip of its Army and ISI despite the recent conclusion of the so called democratic elections, electing the Tehrike Insaaf Party chief and former skipper of Pakistan’s cricket team Imram Khan who’s going to take oath of office as the prime minister of this terrorist sponsering nation on 18th has left no stone unturned to ensure that the spate of incessant firing on Indian side at LOC is continued unabatedly and hundreds of terrorists sneaked inside the India territory in Kashmir under the cover of unprovoked firing.

Since the day elections in Pakistan started and concluded and even thereafter despite the Pakistan’s PM in waiting Imran Khan’s assurance of possible friendship with India the Pak Army and the ISI have increased its misadventures on Indian side of LOC by giving cover fires to the terrorists being clandestinely sneaked inside the Indian terrirory in the Gurez, Sopore, Tangdhar, Poonch and other sectors killing valiant soldiers and officers though the Indian Army has by its valour killed good number of Pak sponsered terrorits and Pak rangers.

What is most shocking and anguishing is the fact that when the entire country is in the state of absolute mourning on acount of the towering political legend of the country and former prime minister Atal Bihari Vejpayee’s sad demise, the cowardice Pakistan Army has increased the firing at the LOC in Tangdhar sector in order to help cladestinely allow good number of Pak Sponsered terrorists in the Kashmir Valley to create panic and kill the innocents.

As per the latest reports pouring in about more than 550 hard core terrorists have been trying hard to sneak inside the Indian territory from the Pakistan’s side whose attempts are being failed by the valiant Indian army soldiers on the ground in various sectors of the Indo Pak border.

So far four India Jawan’s fighting these hard core terrorists with valour and counter firing against the Pak firings in the Tangdhar sector have been injured since last night. Just a week ago five India Army Jawans of 36 Rashtriya Rifles and Garhwal Rifles which included a Major had been Martyred in Kashmir valiantly fighting the terrorists.

According to the latest input given by the intelligence wing of the Indian Army sources, as being reported in news, about six hundred terrorists with the help of the errant Pakistan Army are waiting for better opportunities to clandestinely enter the Indian territory in Kashmir.

As per a report pouring in all the terrorists are keeping their eyes on our border posts who are being given cover fire by the cowardice Pakistani Army.

According to sources the suspicious movement of about 79 terrorists have been noticed in the Tangdar Sector of the LOC. In Keran Sector as well there are confirmed reports of about 117 terrorists having been active.

According to the latest news reports just yesterday night the Pakistani rangers have started firing on the four posts situated in the Gulpur Sector under the jurisdiction of Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

The Army has increased its security in the area after receiving the information. However, the Indian side countered the Pakistan firing with full might.

The unproked firing from the Pakistan’s side is done in order to engage the Indian posts’ jawan in the countering exercise so that the terrorists get the opportunity to sneak inside the Indian territories.

According to the report in Amar Ujala based on the Army sources, the Pakistani forces had been continuously firing on the three posts of the Poonch district which included the LP, LP right, Tikri left and Ullu posts.

The India side too gave the befitting response by firing incessantly. Meanwhile, on Wednesday about four Indian Jawans were injured in the Naugaon sector of Kupwada district of J&K while valiantly fighting the terrorists.

After this incident the Army started a combing operation on a wide scale. The injured jawan belonged to 8 Bihar Regiment.

These increasing incidents of mass sneaking of Pak sponsered terrorists on India’s side and multiple incidents of cross firing, breaching the ceasefire agreements unambiguously speak of the open fact that the new prime minister Imran Khan is no less than a stooge or a pawn in the hands pf the Pak Army and the ISI.

Had he not been a pawn in the hands of the Pak Army, the way he tried to become diolomatic by extending the hand of friendship with India and assuring of Naya Pakistan he should have shown his worth by directing the Pak Army to withdraw the unprovoked firing on the Indian Army at the LOC at least for a month or two to test India’s trustworthiness, if he or his Army doubts on our integrity but by by enhancing the firing and killings on India side he has amply proved that he is just a pawn of the Pak Army and ISI and would be working on their dictates in the years ahead.
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The Congress president Rahul Gandhi while expressing his serious concern and equally ridiculing the prime minister Narendra Modi on the poor condition of the value of Indian rupee to US dollar having come to its all time low at Rs 70 , had posted his (PM’s) video on his twitter handle on 14th August, when the latter was the chief minister of Gujarat casting serious aspersions on the then prime minister Dr. Manmohan Singh during the UPA regime when the Rupee fell down against the dollar.

Rahul Gandhi has in his tweet addressing Narendra Modi as the Supreme leader written: The Indian # Rupee just gave the Supreme leader, a vote of NO confidence, crashing to a historic low. Listen to the Supreme Leader’s master voice on economics in this video, where he explains why the Rupee is tanking.

However there is no response or rebuttal on this tweet till now by any senior BJP leader or functionery.

Only the Economic Secretary of the government of India has issued a statement saying that nothing to worry about the falling of the rupee as its due to the external international factors.

The vedio posted by Rahul Gandhi is of Narendra Modi when he was extensively campaigning during the national elections in 2014 castigating the then UPA 2 government and its prime minister Dr. Manmohan Singh about the falling Rupee in the international market to the US dollar. Modi had then slammed Manmohan Singh for downslide of the Rupee due to acute corruption in the UPAgovernment.

In the video Modi had said in Hindi: Jis prakar se dollar majboot hota ja raha hai, rupaya kamzor hota ja raha hai, vishwa vyapar mein Bharat tik nahin payega. Hamare vyapari maal bahar bhejte hain, maal bahar se laate hain, wo iss bojh ko sah nahin payenge. Even Bharat sarkar jo cheezein laati hai, bhejti hai usko sahna mushkil ho jayega (The way dollar is getting stronger, rupee is getting weaker, it will become difficult for India stay in global business. Our traders export some articles, they import some other articles.

They cannot bear this burden. It will become difficult for even the Indian government to import and export articles),” said Narendra Modi.

But now , after the Indian Rupee has gone down to its all time low against dollar, the BJP leadership which had been talking so much about the economic growth reaching to 8% has no answer to the Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s tweet say the Congress man.

Rahul Gandhi had been speaking loud and clear about the Rafale deal, bank frauds, crony capitalism, inflation, unemployment and farmers’ suicides in his various public meetings in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and even in Parliament during the no confidence motion.

Now the issue of Rupee coming down to otsall time low against dollar in the global market has given one more significant point to the opposition to target the ruling BJP led NDA more stringently and strongly.

His first time pronouncement of PM Narendra Modi as the Supreme leader, as Kim is called in North Korea is something that sounds unique and different. In his past speeches he had branded Modi as arrogant and autocratic as well.

The tweet with the PM’s video elicited about 20 thousand likes, 8,494 retweets and 2,500 comments.

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The former skipper of the Indian Cricket team Sunil Gavaskar has refused to attend the swearing in ceremony of his old friend, the former Pakistan Cricket Captain and the twenty first prime minister elect of Pakistan to be sworn in at Islamabad on 18th August.

The reason given by him was his pre occupation in the test matches as a commentator on 18th in England. Sunil Gavaskar’s denial to attend this historic swearing in of Imran Khan in Pakistan is being highly appreciated and lauded by one and all in India especially the saffron party and the present political dispensation at the centre and about twenty states of the country.

Though the reason given by the former skipper of the Indian team is quite genuine and true as Sunil Gawaskar would be in England on 18th of August due to his being the commentator in the India versus England test series starting on 18th till 22nd August political analysts say that by refusing to accept the invitation of the the Pakistan’s prime minister elect’s swearing in ceremony Gawaskar has also given a huge rebuff to the enemy country and its anti India policies thus winning the hearts of billions of Indians around the globe.

Since it was the invitation from a friend ex captain of Pakistan cricket team to the former Indian skipper on extremely personal terms, Sunil Gavaskar could have easily obliged the former by cancelling his trip to England but he did’ nt do so proving himself to be a true nationalist in the language of the saffron party that rules the country at the centre and in over twenty states of the country.

Meanwhile the former Indian batsman, MP and now minister in the Congress government of Punjab has created a furore by saying that if allowed he will be extremely pleased to attend the swearing in ceremony of the former Pakistan skipper and the PM elect Imran Khan’s swearing ceremony in Islamabad, Pakistan to usher in a new chapter offriendship between the two neighbouring countries always at loggerheads.

On being questioned by journalists about his intention to visit Pakistan after the former Indian skipper Sunil Gawaskar refused to oblige Imran Khan, Navjyot Singh Sidhu said that he would love to go to Pakistan, if permitted as this would usher in opening the doors for a renewed friendship between the warring nations who are at loggerheads for a long time. Sidhu even gave Imran Khan a certificate terming him a man of character to the utter dismay, surprise and shock of all.

There had also been reports that the Indian Ambassador to Pakistan would be presenting a cricket bat to Imran Khan as a diplomatic goodwill gesture for reopening of the friendship dialogues between both the nations who could not see each other eye to eye since long with incessant killings going on in the Indo Pak border and Kashmir at the behest of Pakistan Army and the ISI since long.

The refusal of Sunil Gavaskar and the interest of Navjyot Singh Siddhu to attend the swearing in ofTehrike Insaaf chief Imran Khan has opened serious debates in various television channels of the country with some appreciating Sidhu’s move as a purely friendly gesture while his antagonists terming it as an initiative to supportthe India’s hardened enemy nation and its prime minister.

However, the another Indian skipper Kapil Dev and Bollywood actor Amir Khan have not yet issued any statement in this context whether they intend to go to Pakistan on 18th August in Imran Khan’s swearing in ceremony or not.

It may be recalled that the Tehrike Insaf chief and former Pakistan skipper Imran Khan who had been extremely critical of India during the entire election campaign to beget votes had after scoring the victory over his immediate political rivals like PML-N and PPP has said in the media interviews that he is looking forward for the better friendly relations with neighbouring India and if India puts one step forward his government will come out with two steps forward sunce he has lots of friends in India especially in the cricketing fraternity.

He even said that the Indian media has made him the villain of Bollywoofd for no reason. But on Kashmir issue he never relented and said that its the core issue of Pakistan where human rights violations have become the order of the day. He extented four specific invitations for his swearing in to his Indian crickter friends viz. Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev and Navjyot Singh Sidhu ( all cricketers) and  Bollywood actor Amir Khan.

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The prime minister elect of Pakistan Imran Khan is likely to be sworn in as the 21st PM of the neighbouring country on 18 th August with the support of few regional parties and independents.

If we view his ascendence to power in Pakistan from the point of view of our future cordial relationships with this religious nation we should not be too much optimistic about improvement in relations as being given us to believe or understand from the recent statements of Imran Khan that if India puts its one step forward, Pakistan under his
leadership will move two steps ahead.

The reason behind my logic is unambiguosly simple. Imran Khan’s party Tehrike Insaaf climbed to power with the sole support, help and dictates of the Pakistan Army and the latter’s prime and sole objective is to ensure that relations between India and Pakistan should always be in disarray so that the control of Pak Army in the internal affairs of Pakistan including its foreign policy matters go on unhindered.

If the anti India statements and poisionous outbursts of the former cricket champion and Tehrike Insaaf Chief Imram Khan during the general election campaign in Pakistan are assesed or analysed one will come to an unambiguous conclusion that his horrible anti India stance and criticism of the former PM Nawab Sharif calling him a traditional friend of India and prime minister Narendra Modi selling Pakistan’s interests to India has played a pivotal role in his victory in the general elections.

The way Pakistan Army has rigged the elections in several constituencies and favoured Imran Khan’s Party seek majority ensuring the deadly defeat of the major opposition parties viz Sharief’s PML – N and Bilawal Bhutto’s Pakistan Peoples’ Party it has become absolutely clear that the future of Pakistan despite the duly elected government of PTI under Imran Khan’s prime minister ship is going to be remote controlled by the Pakistan Army from behind the scene.

The reason behind launching of corruption cases and putting the former prime minister behind bars is the Army, as the former was not working under their dictates and was in favour of maintaining and improving better relationships with India, but the Pakistan Army would not like that to happen.

Nawab Sharief was also against the Mumbai attack and was interested to start penalisation of those responsible for the Mumbai misadventure but the Army was deadly against these actions. The Kargil war too was the brain child of the Pak Army and it is believed that the then prime minister Nawab Sharief was not brought into confidence who had no option but to follow the Army’s dictates.

In fact, through the election of a political novice like Imran Khan who is just a cricketer having no knowlege or experience about running the administration or foreign policy matters of Pakistan, the Army of the neighbouring country has got a real pawn or a stooge who is all set to act on the dictates of the latter failing which they will pressurise the regional parties and the independents supporting him, under coercion to with draw support or pull the rug from under his feet thus dethroning him from power. Imran Khan knows all this, but has no option but to act on the Army’s dictates.

Becoming prime minister of Pakistan was a long cherished dream of the former Pakistan Captain who brought the world cup for the country. The husband of four wives, divorced with three, have been active in Pakistan’s politics struggling for the last two and a half decades in order to reach the top. But, a sportsman in true sense and a politician, who would never accept defeat, Imran Khan finally made it after 25 years of incessant struggle starting from the ground and crushing the seasoned political parties PML-N and PPP who ruled Pakistan for years together.

Imran is overwhelmned that he is the prime minister of a nation like Pakistan which was his long cherished dream, it hardly matters who operates the remote control.

Moreover, hardly 7 days are left for his swearing in but Imran has not shown courtsey to invite India’s prime minister Narendra Modi to the swearing in despite the fact that the latter had invited the then Pakistan PM Nawab Sharief and other heads of all the SAARC nations in New Delhi in 2014. What does this indicate? Leaving it on you friends to respond?

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After making the alleged  controvertial Rafale deal and banking fraud of Rs 15000 crores as its main election plank for the coming general elections of 2019, the mother and son duo i.e. Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi has now come out of parliament as well to ensure that the issue is highlighted to the most in the media inorder to make it infilterate into the peoples’ mind repeatedly and it was in the run up to the general elections and the elections likey to be held in Rajasthan, Chattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh that Sonia Gandhi despite are not so good health registered a physical protest alongwith her party MPs outside the parliament house vociferously raising anti government slogans on Rafale dealand other corruption issues slamming the BJP led NDA government at the centre.

Holding the nicely written colourful playcards having made for this demonstration the sloganson themm read : Rafale cover up, out in the open, Modi corruption exposed, No farm loan waiver,Rs 1,30, 000 crores to Rafale scam, Farm loan waiver with cross on it and Rafale to Ambani and Rafale scam, we demand JPC. There was huge uproar inthe house today with the entire opposition demanding the papers of the entire Rafale deals to be tabled in the house and Joint Parliamentary Probe be held to ensure transparancy and probity in the entire excercise of the deal which the opposition termed as fishy.

It may be recalled that during the no confidence motion the Congress president Rahul Gandhi has openly accused the prime minister and the government for encouraging crony capitalism and helping the private players like Ambani having no experience in defence production being obliged with the offset contract of Rafale jets thus allegedly according them profit of several thousand crores to which prime minister Narendra Modi has taken Rahul Gandhi to task for being childish in matters of the nation’s security deals and leading to country’s mockery, globally. Modi has challenged Rahul Gandhi on Rafale deal saying that it’s a transparent and honest deal, all on papers and records and is fully unchallengeable.

Recently, the strong bete noires of the prime minister Narendra Modi n the NDA government former ministers in Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s govt. veteran journalist Arun Shourie, Yashwant Sinha and senior advocate Supreme court and leader of Swaraj Party Prashant Bhushan had also addressed a press conference accusing the PM n the defence minister for dramatically reducing the number of Rafale jets from 126 to 36 and enhancing the cast of each fighter jet fron 660 crores to1660 crores thus leading to the alleged fiscal loss of one hundred thousand crores to the public exchequer. They also questioned the defence minister and the PM’s integrity on transferring the offset contract from Hindustan aeronautics ltd to Anil Ambanies new defence company which posseses no previous experience in the field of defence manufacturing.

They demanded that the deal be made transparently public in parliament so as to win the confidence of the people of the country that nothing is fishy in it.

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The former Indian Hockey team captain Mir Ranjan Negi is extremely optimistic about the Indian Women as well as the Men Hockey team of exhibiting their outstanding performance and win Gold medals for the country thus bringing laurels for the nation in the Asian Games in Jakarta terming it an extremely positive sign.

Mir Ranjan Negi says come what may its a most opportune and great time to revive the Indian Hockey expressing his gut feeling that this is going to be the celebration time for Indian Hockey where Indian Hockey team will surely win in another an epic India Pakistan Final expressing the hope that not only the Indian men’s team but the women team will also win the Gold.

He is extremely sure that the golden days of Indian hockey team will be back again. A one time popular India Hockey team captain and goalkeeper decades ago on whose inspiration and guidance the Indian Bollywood super star Shahrukh Khan produced the movie CHAK DE INDIA, a box office hit Mir Ranjan Negi has also acted in the popular regional Garhwali film,” Subheru Gham,” and is also working in another Garhwali movie of the Snowy Mountain productions BATHAAOUN. He had also acted in several Pahari Song CDs n performed in prominent cultural shows in India and abroad.

A down to earth human being having served in the Department of customs in Mumbai as a class one gazetted officer Mir Ranjan Negi says that the Women’s Hockey team has acknowleged Gold medals at the Asian Games in 1982 in New Delhi, hence it’s now generations that the women hockey team has seen gold at ASIAD.
Therefore the competetion in the women hockey seems to be much more as compared to the men’s hockey in Jakarta Asiad.

According to him the women hockey team has performed extremely outstandingly despite all odds during the last two years and has exhibited steady progress. To substantiate his point of contention Negi says that the women’s team has not only qualified for the last Oympics but had also won the prestigious Asian Champions’ Trophy. Prasing Rani Rampal as one of the exceptionally outstanding players of the Indian Hockey team Mir Ranjan Negi says that she is genuinely and probably the only world class player Indian women’s hockey team posseses.

Despite his being a sportsman Mir Ranjan Negi is held is high esteem amongst the native Uttarakhandi community for his love and affection for its culture and dialect. His dexterity in acting and dancing in regional films and folk songs is highly laudable.

Negi has penned down his detailed views on Indian hockey teams after a long time. I asked him if our newsviews network can publish it and he readily accepted hence this article.

Negi adds :Men’s team by far is the best team in India and rightly so they are the highest ranked team in Asia. But as always in sports, one can not take things lightly and for granted.

For both Men and Women hockey teams, its a very big and easiest opportunity to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 writes Ranjan. Mir Ranjan Negi is of the view that: It is probably happening for the first time that the quality of talent and our bench strength we have in both our teams is absolutely fantastic. He adds in his write up: I can say with pride and keeping my head high that in Asia no other team has got that and it was not there four years ago for us too.

Praising the goalkeepers as one of the best in India’s women and men hockey team Negi said: both our goalkeepers Sreejesh P Raveendran and Savita Punia are ranked for the first time in the top five goalkeepers of the World. And both of them have played a big role in India’s gallant performances in the last couple of years. The goalkeeper of the Indian Hockey team Mir Ranjan Negi catagorically said that in modern hockey, one can win with a mediocre defence line, may be with an average mid field or even a moderate forward line but if you do not have a World class goalkeeper, trust me, you can never win.

He further says in his write up: But then, there is lot of churning going on in the other Men’s teams too. Roelant Altmans has been reappointed as coach of the Pakistan Team. He has been with the Indian Hockey in some capacity or the other for the last 8 years or so and knows all senior and junior players inside out.

Having praise for the rival hockey team Mir Ranjan is of the view that we have also witnessed the performance of the Pakistani team in the last champion’s trophy. Though they’d lost to India by 1-4, they gave some very significant results and even went on to beat Olympic champs Argentina. One can see Roelent’s imprints in their game.

Negi adds in his detailed write up: Remember, we had a very narrow escape against them in the last commonwealth games. On the strength of paper strength, I will say that our team can beat Pakistan any day by 4 goals but again its the going to be Roelent and our coach Harendra’s strategies and genius which will ultimately decide the fate of the game. We have not only defeated them in the last 3-4 years but we have literally thrashed them. So they also looking at Tokyo for revenge and some significant victory.

Malaysia on the other hand has appointed Terry Walsh as High Performance Director. According to Negi, Terry was one of the best coaches India had whom we could not hang on to. The difference in fitness and performance levels of the Indian Team had not seen such a quantum leap under any other coach rather than him.

Negi adds: Japan of course is the host and South Korea is the neighbouring country. As the Asian Games are being organised in their back yard, it will be very important to give their best. Harendra as we all know starts pepping the players even one day before a game against them. The talk in the hockey and sports circle is about master stroke being played by coach Harendra by giving Sardar Singh one last opportunity to prove his critics wrong. Sardar Singh was almost in wilderness and nobody gave him a chance. In fact lot of people including me thought that his days are numbered now. But Harendra bestowed his faith in him. Show me what you can do.. could be his words. And who knows, the strategy may pay off. Less than six months from now, India is hosting the World up. Just imagine … this is one great opportunity where we go with a bang, win Asian Games Gold and get a medal at the Wold cup. Imagine, Sardar Singh named the best player of the tournament and ends his outstanding career. A dream which could be true. But what if he falters. People will blame the coach Harendra. So it’s a big gamble which only time will decide in a few days from now.

Highly optimistic of India’s exemplary performance Mir Ranjan Negi is highly confident that : Come what it may, it is a great time to revive Indian Hockey. I have this gut feeling that it is going to be a celebration time for Indian Hockey where we will win the gold in another an epic India Pakistan final and not only that even Women hockey will win the gold. And the golden days of Indian hockey will be back. Till then keep supporting the decisions and instincts of coach Harendra Singh and Sjoerd Marijne.

With permission from Mir Ranjan Negi, former Indian Hockey team’s captain n goalkeeper for news views network

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