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Why is Udhav Thakre so opposed to Modi

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SUNILNEGI

If the arch political rivals and diametrically opposite ideologues like the Congress or the Congress led NDA that includes the left parties as well, oppose the ruling Bhartiya Janata Party to the core it is definitely something that is acceptable and as per the norms of politics. But if parties very much close, ideologically and politically which also support each other at the centre and the state like Maharashtra target the ruling BJP and its conglomerates with precision its definitely not only hypocritical but something to worry about. ( by the ruling party at the centre).

Yes, I am talking about the strong political party of Maharashtra, having quite a stronghold in Mumbai in particular, having its MLAs in the state assembly supporting the BJP government of Fadnavis and also ruling the Bombay Municipal Corporation as a majority party, supported by BJP.

The most interesting thing in the Shiv Sena BJP alliance in Maharashtra is that despite the Fadnavis government ruling there with SHIV SENA’s support the chief minister’s position is always on tenterhooks as the Shiv Sena behaves in a more arch rival fashion than the traditional rival Congress.

Whether it was the issue of ministry formation at the centre, election of the president of India, issue of demonetisation, GST or bullet train the Shiv Sena under the presidentship of flamboyant and furious Udhav Thackarey and Raj Thackarey of the rival faction have always been opposed to the BJP high command and the prime minister Narendra Modi and the party’s popular newspaper SAAMNA had been criticizing the BJP led NDA government on various political matters and official decisions tooth and nail to the utter dismay, surprise and shock of the central BJP and the state leaderships, respectively.

The way Shiv Sena and its breakaway group MNS under Udhav and Raj Thakarey take BJP and its state and central leadership to task almost everyday it definitely gives the impression that it’s not the Congress party which is the arch rival but the Shiv Sena and its leaders who leave no opportunity to deplore BJP and its central and state government of Maharashtra.

After the Mumbai Elphinestone FOB tragedy both the Shiv Senas’, particularly the Maharashtra Nav Nirman Sena chief Raj Thakarey has while strongly condemning the tragic deaths of 23 Mumbaites have issued warning to the central and state governments of BJP that it will not allow the work of the Bullet train in the Mumbai Suburb and if need be would forcibly stop the project alongwith thousands of its volunteers even if they are countered through force or police. Raj Thakarey said that unless or until the lives of the Mumbaikars are not safeguarded by upgrading the condition of Indian railway networks and its FOOT over bridges etc. the bullet train project is of no relevance to the people of MUMBAI.

^Not only this but while addressing a largely attended rally in MUMBAI on the eve of DUSSHEHRA Shiv Sena chief Udhav Thakarey lost no opportunity to lambast and criticize BJP’s top leadership amid huge uproar saying in a furious tone: Don’t teach us patriotism. The day when we need to be taught patriotism hasn’t come yet.

An atmosphere has been created that those who favour demonetisation and GST are patriots and those who oppose are traitors said he. Thakarey also questioned the credibility of BJP sharing power with the PDP in J&K and asked why hasn’t the special status of the state been revoked till yet which happened to be its one of the main election planks.

He outrightly crticized the over ambitious bullet train project of Narendra Modi and rejected the proposal saying that the need of the hour is improvement in the indeginous railway infrastructure. Thakarey criticized the implementation of GST terming it as anti people and said that even in Pakistan petrol and diesal are much cheaper.

Just imagine a party ideologically similar to the BJP who supports BJP led NDA and shares power with it always criticizes and condemns it but the Party chief AMIT SHAH and PM NARENDRA MODI ARE MUM. The question is WHY? Sounds unusual and uneasy indeed. WHAT’ s your take friends

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunil Negi is a veteran journalist and President of Uttarakhand Journalists Forum. He majorly writes on politics, current affairs and social issues.

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NCR transport corporation gives nod for Regional Rapid Transit System

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The National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) Board has approved the DPR (Detailed Project Report) of Delhi-Gurugram-SNB (Shahjahanpur-Neemrana-Behror Urban Complex) Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) corridor, boosting connectivity between these cities. The go-ahead has prioritised the implementation of one of the three RRTS- Delhi-Gurugram-Alwar, to be implemented in three stages.
According to NCRTC officials, in the first stage, the Delhi – Gurugram – Rewari – SNB Urban Complex will be constructed. In stage II, it will be extended from SNB Urban Complex to Sotanala while in Stage III, SNB Urban Complex to Alwar will be constructed. The 106 km long, Delhi-Gurugram-SNB corridor will be elevated for about 71 km (11 stations), the remaining 35 km (five stations) will be constructed underground, mostly in Delhi and Gurugram. This corridor will converge with other RRTS corridors in Sarai Kale Khan and will be interoperable, facilitating commuters’ movement from one corridor to another without the hassle of changing trains.
Similarly, with an intent to incentivise the use of Public Transport, Delhi-Gurugram-SNB corridor will be seamlessly integrated with other modes of transport in NCR. RRTS trains with design speed of 180kmph, operation speed of 160kmph and average speed of 100kmph will be available at a frequency of every 5-10 minutes. “The infrastructure is being designed for up to 9 coaches train. These trains will be air-conditioned with transverse seating and overhead luggage space for commuter comfort. There would be priority seating arrangements for people with special needs, an exclusive coach for women travelers and a business class coach in every train to encourage people to leave their cars for public transport,” the official said.
This RRTS smart line will pass through urban and industrial areas of Haryana and connect Delhi airport with the RRTS network, increasing the overall productivity of NCR. The corridor will strengthen the regional transport infrastructure by providing a fast, safe, comfortable and reliable mobility option to the residents of Delhi, Gurugram, Rewari, Manesar, Daruheda, Bawal and nearby areas. “The fast commuting connecting Delhi to nearby regions will be immensely beneficial in decongesting Delhi and its roads, providing citizens the choice to live and work in different regional nodes to lead a better quality of life,”the official further said.
Once constructed, the corridor is expected to bring down the travel time between SKK-SNB in less than 70 minutes (106 km). The daily ridership on this corridor is estimated to be 8.5 lakh in 2025.

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WE ARE NOT BEGGING, THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD PAVE THE WAY FOR CONSTRUCTION OF RAM TEMPLE AT AYODHYA SAYS THE WORKING PRESIDENT OF RSS BHAYYAJI JOSHI

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Saints addressing rally for Ram Temole construction at Ramleela ground at New Delhi

WE ARE NOT BEGGING, THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD PAVE THE WAY FOR CONSTRUCTION OF RAM TEMPLE AT AYODHYA SAYS THE WORKING PRESIDENT OF RSS BHAYYAJI JOSHI

Under the banner of Viraat Dharma Sabha convened by the Indraprastha Vishwas hindu parishad today thousands of protagonists of Ram Temple construction at ayodhya today gathered in thousands at ram Keela grounds from different parts and states of the country and demanded in a unified voice a central government ordinance to enable construction of a magnificient Temple of Lord Rama at Ayodhya, a protracted demand of the BJP n its various offshoots since the demolition of Babri mosque in 1992 by thousands of kar sewaks which led to several aftermath riots and bomb blasts in different parts of the country. The huge congregation of the saffron clad saints of various hindu organisations, leaders of Rashtriya Swayam Sewak Sangh and VHP, BJP leaders n volunteers and those blindly believing in the ethos and heritage of Lord Rama and the right wing activists like Bajrang Dal volunteers n activists of the saffron party offshoots dressed in saffron robes raising Jai Shri Ram n pro Ram Mandir slogans holding thousands of saffron flags converged at sprawling Ram Leela ground and heard their leaders vociferously demanding the immediate issuance of the central ordinance, and nothing less than that for early construction of Ram temple at Ayodhya.

The fountain head of the BJP and its main political think tank RSS general secretary ( Sarsangh karyawahak) Bhaiyyaji Joshi in his eloquent n furious speech demanded from the Modi government immediate inyroduction of a central ordinance to pave the way for construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya saying that they are not begging but its their suitable n genuine right and also of the party in power, the parliament and the government.

He added that the prestige of the judiciary and the courts should remain intact but at the same time the judicial system and the government should establish proper coordination to ensure that the feeling, emotions and the sentiments of the majority people should be fully respected and the temple should be constructed at Ayodhya which was also the pledge of the government in power. Swamy Parmanand of Virat Dharma Sabha has in his address given an open ultimatum to the government of prime minister Narendra Modi that if Ram temple is not constructed at the earliest lakhs of Ram Bhakts would not tolerate this betrayal and would continue their struggle with more vigour and vitality.

He added that if the BJP is accused of exploiting the Ram Temple issue at the time of elections and not fulfilling the promise after it comes to power then other opposition partirs should help in the construction of Ram Temple forthwith and resolve this vexed issue once for all. Swamy Parmanand Giri said that the presence of thousands of Ram Bhakts at Ram Leela grounds have proved beyond doubt that history has been created in Delhi today and the government of the day as well as the honourable court would have to understand the urge of the countrymen n resolve the issue once for all.

The saffron clad Sadhvi Ritambara said that the Hidu community of the counyry has now fully awakened in favour of Tam Temple and it will be built in Ayodhya at all costs. The international working president of Vishwa Hindu Parishad Alok Kumar reminded the ruling party government of its pre election promise to construct Ram Temple in Ayodhya and said that we are again requesting it to take take note of this demand during the incoming winter session of the parliament.

He openly issued challenge to the government that in case it failed to bring the ordinance or legislation pertaining to the construction of Ram Temple at Ayodhya in the winter session the Bhartiya Janata Party led government will have to face the consequences in the general elections. Swamy Anubhutanand swamy has in his address said that if the government fails in its duty to construct the Ram Temple in Ayodhya the entire Ram Bhakts would built the Ram Temple on their own in the sameway as they demolished the Babri Mosque issuing unambiguous warning to the BJP led government at the centre.

According to the press release issued by Vishwa Hindu Publicity chief Mahendra Rawat other who spoke on this ocassion were Jagadguru Ramanandacharya, Swamy Hansdevacharyaji Maharaj, Swamy Chinmayyanand Saraswati, VHP Vice president Champat Rai, Mahamandleshwar Nawal Kishore Das Maharaj, Jain Muni Lokesh Maharaj, Vivekanand Saraswatiji Maharaj n several other prominent saints.

The 94 year old king of Masalaas, Mahashay Dharam Pal of MDH, a multi millionaire was also felicitated on the stage. But the chief of the Art of Living Shri Shri Ravi Shakar Prasad who had been always at the firefront to resolve the Ram Janma Bhoomi Babri Mosque issue between the two communities was conspicuous by his absense. May be he had been intentionally sidelined say sources.

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RSS, VHP n entire Sant Samaj demand ordinance for Ram Temple construction at Ayodhya

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Thousands of Ram Bhakhs attend Rally at Delhi today demanding bringing of a central ordinance for the construction of Lord Rama's Temple at Ayodhya

As the national elections of 2019 are nearing the demand for the construction of Ram Mandar is also gearing up nationally with the Bhartiya Janata Party, its various saffron offshoots, the sadhu sants of various hue and cries and the devout hindus all over the country being mobilised n channelised to the core in the name of construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya thus polarising the vote bank of majority community at the all India level.

Since the demolition of the Babri Masjid in 1992, the issue of construction of Ram Temple at the disputed site has been repeatedly exploited by the right wing parties in every election for securing majority votes and acknowledge power at the centre and in the states including the largest state of the country, Uttar Pradesh but this vexed issue has not been resolved till date nor Ram Temple built say the Hindu protagonists.

Now the time has come to exercise pressure on the central government led by the BJP oriented NDA to come out with an ordinance to make the reality come true before it’s too late say the Saint community of the country who’d gathered today in thosands in Delhi to demand construction of Ram Temple through the central ordinance come what may.

This is not the first massive rally of the entire Saint community, Vishwas Hindu Parishad n the Rashtriya swayam Sewak Sangh in the recent months but similar mobilisation campaigns were also organised in New Delhi’s Talkatora Stadium n Lucknow on 24th n 25th October where even the Shiv Sena Chief Udhav Thakrey also came from Mumbai n took a pledge for the contruction of the Lord Rama temple after castigating the successive BJP and Narendra Modi governments for always exploiting votes to assume power but backing down after achieving political victories.

Even the Uttar Pradesh chief minister, a devout hindi and the biggest proponent of Ram Mandir construction at Ayodhya, saffron clad Yogi Adityanath has already announced about the construction of a 170 feet tallest Ram statue at Ayodhya costing more than 350 crores including illuminating Ayodhya on every Deepawali festival with 4 lakh oil lamps thus keeping the Ayodhya issue inyact n popularised.

Today’s rally in New Delhi was a hugest from the point of view of impressive attendence of thousands of saints and the volunteers of BJP, Bajrang Dal, VHP, RSS and other off shoots of the saffron party ruling at the centre as well as in about 20 states of the country.

The way speeches of the political leaders of the ruling party, the saint communities, the right wing parties especially the BJP, VHP and RSS have concentrated their entire oratory on the Ram temple issue and the subsequently organising huge religious congregations of the saffron clad saints taking place in various parts of the country, it seems that BJP n its fountain head organisations RSS as well as Vishwa Hindi Parishad have directly or indirectly chosen the path of entire polarisation of the majority community on the Ram Temple issue with issues like development, employment, inflation, law and order and retrenchment in jobs etc taking the back seat.

Today’s rally was unique and impressive in the sense that the attendence of the majoriry communty favoring early construction of Ram Temple at Ayodhya was in thousands saffronising the entire political environment and every speaker from Bhaiyyagi Maharàj of RSS to every important saint of India demanding the central ordinance on Ram Temple at Ayodhya in anger, aggressive and furious mode even going to the extent of demeaning the BJP government at the centre led by PM Narendra Modi of not come true to its pre election pledges of constructing the Ram Temple at Ayodhya even after 4.5 years of coming to power at the centre with a historic majority.

 

The recent shameful eruption of Bulandshahar riots killing two including a police inspector, the riots pf Saharanpur etc in UP n lynchings in the name of cow vigilantism in various states of the counrty in the past are the dangerous signals if not controlled or countered impartially for establishing peace, amity n communal harmony in the country credibly n strongly. The issue of RamTemple construction n disputed site of Ayodhya is in the Supreme Court of India and therefore subjudice. The law of the land should prevail in the country n the judicial verdict respected at all costs.

However, the political analysts say that raising of Ram Temple issue right at the time of national elections and pre meditated ocurrances of riots like that of Bulandshahar riots etc n lynching of innocents in the name of cow vigilantism in various parts of the country are ill concieved designs and notions allegedly created with ulterior political motives to derive favorable political outcome. This is highly unbecoming on the part of political leaders who take oath in the name of constitution but unfortunately play with the sentiments of the countrymen in the name of religion, caste and other narrow considerations not good and acceptable in a democratic secular society.
What’s your say friends?

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Mumbai: School principals concerned for SSC students’ academic performance

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School principals across the city are concerned about whether SSC students’ academic performance in the board exams will be poor if not better, following the change in syllabus and the scrapping of the 20-marks internal exams. The Secondary School Certificate (SSC) introduced a new syllabus this year and also declared a new paper pattern for 100 marks instead of scrapping exams of 20 marks.

Some school principals said the students have already performed poorly in the recent semester exams than in the previous year. A principal from a western suburb school said, “This semester exam class 10 students, who will be appearing for the SSC board exam have performed worst then students before them. It is may be due to the new paper pattern and most of the exams are 100 marks. Their poor performance is seen mostly in the language papers that don’t have an internal 20 marks exam. Our principal’s association have approached the board and we have heard that they may think of something for students. How the students will perform in board exam we will come to know after they give their prelim exam.”

Another principal, and secretary of Mumbai Principals Association, Prashant Redij said, “Maybe due to the new syllabus, students can’t refer to previous papers. So they have performed badly this semester exam. Also, because some of the exams are now for 100 marks, students will need to write more as internal marks exams are scrapped. We are worried about how well students perform in the board exams. The board says that when students were given internal marks, they were scoring poorly in theory exams. In order to improve their writing skills 100 marks exams are introduced.”

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Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visits US Indo-Pacific Command in Hawaii

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Defence Minister in Hawaii along with Commander of INDOPACOM Adm. Phil Davidson

In a first, India’s Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visited US Indo-Pacific Command in Hawaii. The visit comes months after Washington changed the name of Pacific Command, its largest command in the world, to Indo-Pacific Command.

She was hosted by Commander of US Indo-Pacific Command Adm. Phil Davidson who said, “Our two democratic nations are committed to upholding a rules-based international order, which has brought decades of peace, stability, and prosperity. We are global partners on defence and security and this exemplifies our mutual cooperation to assure a Free and Open Indo-Pacific.”

India’s defence minister also visited the historic Pearl Harbour and boarded US Guided Missile Destroyer USS Michael Murphy.

The visit coincided with the 77th anniversary of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbour by Japanese forces, the attack which is considered a turning point in World War 2 and eventually led to the defeat of Japanese forces in the region. Nirmala Sitharaman is on an official visit to the US from 2-7 December 2018, at the invitation of US Secretary of Defence James Mattis.

The visit by Defence Minister comes at a time when India and US have been engaged in talks to expand the Indo Pacific concept. At the Shangri La Dialogue in Singapore, PM Modi said that Indo-Pacific is inclusive and “India’s vision for the Indo-Pacific Region is a positive one” with “ASEAN centrality and unity”.

The United States and India have been major defence partners since 2016. During the recently concluded inaugural US-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue in New Delhi in September, the two countries signed COMCASA or Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement.

Air forces of India and the US are currently conducting a 12-day military exercise in Kalaikunda and Panagarh air bases in West Bengal, with an aim to enhance operational coordination, according to IAF officials. The ‘Ex Cope India-18’ will be the fourth edition in the series of bilateral drills between the Indian Air Force and the US Air Force.

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How long will the riots claim innocent lives ?

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The diabolical killings in Bulandshahar UP gives an unambiguous indication that the ominous signs of dividing the society in the name of majoritarianism are taking apparent shape in the near future with fundamentalist forces raising their head above to allegedly derive maximum political advantage in view of the forthcoming national election of 2019.

When the saffron clad devout Hindu politician of BJP, MP from Gorakhpur took the oath of office as the chief minister of the largest state of the country and even before that, while he was campaigning for his party candidates in the assembly election of UP Yogi Aditya Nath had literally pledged to make the state crime free where socio communal peace will prevail in all earnestness.

Despite being a devout Hindu, the chief minister had assured one and all of communal harmony n resurrection of the deteriorating law and order machinery of the state inherited from.the previous government in UP.

After assuming the office he relentlessly declared encounters of the hardcore criminals and claimed that this will led to complete peace in the state and emergence of real Ram Rajya.

But what happened ultimately ? The complaints of alleged fake encounters and the recent killing of two innocents including a police inspector Subodh Singh at the hands of mob lynchers some of whom are alleged to be from his own party or Bajrang Dal as being given to understand from various media reports have unambiguously exposed the ruling political dispensation of the state and led people to believe that an open game of polarisation in the name of allegedly creating communal division in the name of cow vigilantism or fabricated rumours have taken the front seat while issues of development, employment, peoples welfare, women security n communal harmony a back seat.

The all of a sudden though pre strategic occurance of communal riots in Bulandshar on account of the rumours of cow slaughter which is ban in Uttar Pradesh on the day when the UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath was addressing people in Rajasthan assuring electorates of allegedly ousting the Owaisies from Hyderabad for their alleged communal oratory in case the saffron party wins in Telengana, killing two innocents and loss to properties worth crores of Rupees is infact a very dangerous trend that is emerging in our country comprising of diverse culture, languages, heritage, religions and communities believing in secularism and peaceful co existence.

What is more worrisome is the fact that despite the earlier occurances of certain deaths in view of rumours in the name of child lifting and cow vigilantism in various states of the country, Uttar Pradesh again witnesses another riot taking the toll of two and creating rukus in the otherwise peaceful environment of Uttar Pradesh which has hardly come to terms after the massive Saharanpur n other dreadful riots of the state.

According to the political analysts the highly communal versions and speeches of some leaders of political parties and various communal outfits at work at the grass root levels play a major role in fomenting such communal troubles which has only one aim to divide the society on communal lines and polarise the entire society to beget votes and win elections thus playing with the peoples’ sentiments.

The most sorry state of affairs in such situation is the utter failure of the state’s intelligence agencies, the local intelligent units and the police force who fail to gather pre emptive information about the possible mishappenings in the future.

Had the intelligence apparatus of the state police or the Bulandshahar district been quite vigilant before time in assessing the situation and the possible provocation, the state’s police force, riot police or the PAC could have been alerted in time and the aweful sitiation could have been averted before going out of hand.

The way the state’s law and order apparatus have shown alertness and enthusiasm in grabbing 30 rioters having booked them for murder and rioting and is still trying to bring more men to justice, after the commission of the riots, the police force could/ should have been vigilant prior to this grave mishappening as well.

But this has not happened n Bulandshahar was literally on fire by the mobsters. Time has come now, that the election commission of India and the law enforcing agencies at the central as well as the state level including those at the helm of the political dispensation will have to take urgent initiatives to exercise setious restraint on the leaders as well as the lawmakers to discourage them from issuing inflammatory communal speeches or statements which not only encourage the rank n file of the respective parties to create division in the society on communal lines but also lead to riots that claim lot of innocent lives as was the case in Bulandshahar in Uttar Pradesh.

Let’s all therefore pledge to maitain peace, calm, harmony, brotherhood and amity in the socirty n give rebuff to religious and narrow communal considerations and issues in the near future.

In fact, some political observers feel that extremist section is being intentionally and pre meditatedly encouraged to fabricate riots in the state for political gains. It is highly harmful for the nation. It certainly proves the lethargic and lopsided functioning of the govt machinery. People are questioning: How long will the riots claim innocent lives ?What’s your take friends?

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BJP moves Calcutta HC seeking permission for Bengal ‘rath yatra’

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The BJP moved the Calcutta High Court Wednesday, saying it was yet to be given permission for taking out three rallies in West Bengal, scheduled to begin from December 7.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah is scheduled to kickstart the party’s “Save Democracy Rally”, comprising three “rath yatra”, in the state.
The saffron party claimed before the bench of Justice Tapabrata Chakraborty that several letters sent to the DG-IGP and the home secretary, seeking permission for the three rallies, did not elicit any response.
The BJP campaign is scheduled to begin from Coochbehar district in the north on December 7, from Kakdwip in the South 24 Parganas district on December 9 and from the Tarapith temple in Birbhum district on December 14.
Advovate General Kishore Dutta told the court that the DG-IGP or the home secretary was not the competent authority to grant permission for the rallies, which, as a political party, the petitioner (BJP) should have known.
The petitioner should also have known to whom the application should have been sent, he said.
Following this, the BJP counsel said they had also applied to the SPs of the districts through which the three “rath yatra” were scheduled to pass.
The judge suggested that the state authorities and the petitioner should sit together and sort out the issue before returning to court.
Dutta then told the court that the three rallies entailed huge security arrangements and he would require instructions from the state government if it could be done at such a short notice.
Following this, the court adjourned the matter till 2 pm.

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Garhwal Hiteshini Sabha delegation meets Delhi CM, pleads him to resolve long pending grievances

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Garhwal Hiteshini Sabha's office bearers with Delhi CM Arvind Kejrival at his office

A delegation of Garhwal Hiteshini Sabha, the biggest recognised social organisation of Garhwalies in Delhi today met the chief minister of national capital territory and AAP’s national convenor Arvind Kejrival in his Delhi Secretariat office at ITO, New Delhi and apprised him of various long pending problems being confronted by the social organisation having come into existence in 1923, founded by our ancestors in Delhi after collecting meagre financial contributions from its members with the sole aim to propagate the cultural and linguistic heritage of the hill people in Delhi n to resolve their grievances by being united and a force to reckon with.

Today Garhwal Hiteshini Sabha has a collective strength of about 5000 members and is considered to be the largest social organisation of Garhwalies in Delhi, in particular.

There have however been demands to convert it into a fulfledged Uttarakhandi organisation but its old constitution has already named it as Garhwal Hiteshini Sabha several decades ago n its name’s popularity dosen’t allow the new office bearers change its constitution set forth by their predecessors. The organisation however works for the welfare and well being of entire Uttarakhand comprising of Kumaonies, Garhwalies n Jaunsaries etc. Though the name of the organisation is Garhwal Hiteshini Sabha but its welfare measures are for entire Uttarakhand not distinguishing between Garhwalies n Kumaonies n considering the entire Himalayan state as its area of social functioning.

The organisation have been carrying on various scholarship programmes for outstanding poor n hapless students including various socio cultural n educational n health related activities for the good of the society.

It’s headquarter Garhwal Bhawan situated at Panchquin Road, New Delhi near Chandra Singh Garhwali Chowk is the main centre of various activities like provision for guest accomodation at reasonable cost, dining n lunch facility, allotment of the auditorium for marriage n social functions ,organisation of seminars, socio cultural activities n theatre events as well including the regional film shows. The Headquarter of Garhwal Hiteshini Sabha is today suffering from some problems like arbitrary enhancement of its house tax and an alleged illegal occupation of the upper floor by a saleswala. Several court cases are already under process to free the Garhwal Bhawan from the illegal Kabza of a salewala. There have been several protests in this regard but all in vain as the matter is subjudiced.

Today’s meeting of the present office bearers of GHS with the chief minister Arvind Kejrival pertaining to above issues have been fruitful as the latter have give them assurance to resolve their all the pending issues in all earnestness. The meeting lasted for twenty minutes. Those who met the chief minister in the delegation were Mohabbat Singh Rana, Narendra Singh Negi, Pawan Maithani and Ajay Bisht, all office bearers of Garhwal Hiteshini Sabha who’s term is likely to end this year or so.

Sunil Negi, President, Uttarakhand Journalists Forum

 

 

 

 

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Subramanian Swamy suspects Congress’ hand in Bulandshahr violence

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Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday alleged that there could be Congress party’s hand in the Bulandshahr violence, which left two people, including a senior police officer, dead on Monday.

“This incident occurred because of some miscreants, we will find out whether they were Congressmen who are trying to give a bad name to Uttar Pradesh chief Minister Adityanath Yogi government or something else,” Dr Subramanian Swamy told ANI.

Responding to the Congress party’s allegations that “Uttar Pradesh is burning and Yogi is busy in campaigning”, Swamy said, “Wasn’t India burning during 1984 anti-Sikh riots? In fact, nothing has brought us as bad a name as the genocide of 1984. What about thousands of innocent people who were put in jail without any trial during the emergency?”

Violent protests erupted in Uttar Pradesh?s Bulandshahr district on Monday, over reports of a cattle carcass lying in the fields.

The angry mob threw stones and torched vehicles outside a police station. Inspector Subodh Verma and a local youth, identified as Sumit, died in the clashes.

“Two people have been taken to custody. A Special Investigation Team has been formed to investigate why the violence happened and why the police personnel left Inspector Subodh Kumar alone,” Prashant Kumar, ADG Meerut Zone, told ANI. (more…)

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ITBP to give free medical treatment to the inhabitants of all border villages

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Border villages at Indo China Border devoid of medical facilities, Anil Baluni RS MP, Office Order of ITBP

With the recent new initiative of the Rajya Sabha member of Parliament from Garhwal, Uttarakhand namely Anil Baluni, the union government and the paramilitary forces’ headquarter at CGO Complex, New Delhi under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Home Affairs vide its order number 1-1202/01/2018/ MS-6300-05, Directorate General ITBP police has taken an immense pro people decision of offering free medical treatment and subsequent disbursement of free medicines through the OPDs to the general public and the inhabitants of all the border villages or habitats coming within their official purview, earlier only meant for the paramilitary jawans n officers.

According to the office memorandum issued by the, IG/ Director, Medical, Directorate General of ITBP Police with the copies sent to all the units commandent of ITBP at the all India level, the Commandent Base Hospital, Delhi, All frontior ISG/ Training Zones/ ITBP academy, ITBP Police, IG Referral hospital, Greater Noida and All Sector DIsG/ training centres etc , all the border battalions shall extend their medical facilities i.e. OPD consultations to the border populations and treatment in emergency cases by the battalion medical officers of the battalions.

The OPD should be opened to the general public during the working hours. The official order further directs that the Commandents of the battalions shall advertise and initiate the public relations, the co ordination and facilitation of the medicare to the public in consultation with the I/ C unit hospital.

It specifically directs that the free medicines should be distributed to the needy patients n in emergency and a separate record be maitained about the disbursement. The I/ C of the battalion hospital will liaise with the district administration / CDMO for the supply of medicines and other hospital necessities.

The order saus that such an exercise will help in confidence building with the local populace and optimum utilization of the professional menpower available with the battalion hospital. It also drects for the submission of monthly compliance report through proper channel for review at the level of Directorate General, ITBP Police.

It may be recalled that the border villages of the country especially those in the Chamoli, Garhwal n Kumaon regions alligned with the China border were slowly but gradually being emptied as the population was devoid of good health n educational facilities including lack of job avenues.

These border residents are a great source of moral upgradation to the paramilitary forces deployed at the Indo Pak or Indo China border and are helping the paramilitary of various intelligence inputs as well as other support system.

Introduction of the free medical treatment facilities n fee medicine distribution through the highly trained ITBP medical doctors will immensely help in regaining their confidence and also lessening the spate of migration from the border villages.

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