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*Today it’s Prashant, tomorrow it can be you

The journalists in Delhi and those associated with Press Club of India are organising a Protest Meet against arbitrary arrest of Prashant Kanojia and other journalists by UP Police.

Editors Guild of India, Press Club of India, Women Press Corps, South Asian Women in the Media (SAWM, India), Press Association and Uttarakhand Journalists Forum has condemned the arbitrary arrest of Delhi-based freelance journalist Prashant Kanojia and Noida-based TV channel’s Ishita Singh and Anuj Shukla.

Kanojia was picked by UP Police personnel in plain clothes from his East Delhi residence on June 8.

The UP police in a suo-moto FIR has accused Kanojia of making “objectionable tweets” against UP CM Yogi Adityanath. Kanojia has been booked under IPC sections 500 (defamation), 505 and 67 of the IT Act.

This act of UP Police is highly condemnable and attack on freedom of the press.

The various journalists organisations had demanded immediate release of Prashant Kanojia and other journalists.

They also demaned that the UP government should withdraw the criminal defamation charges against all the three journalists.

The office bearers urged all journalists to join the march against these arbitrary arrests in huge numbers to express their solidarity with the media fraternity.

According to the wife of Mr. Kanojia, who was the sole witness to his arrest, he was whisked away without as much as giving her opportunity to talk to her husband. According to the FIR, a case of criminal defamation under section 500 of IPC has been registered against him, which is non-bailable and cognisable.

The action taken by the UP Police against these three journalists is a clear case of administrative overreach and excessive in proportion by way of application of law. The protesting journalists said as media-persons, it is our firm belief that journalists ought to conduct themselves responsibly, yet at the same time, we feel that criminal provisions of the defamation law should be taken off the statute books, given their repeated use against journalists and others.

The media organisations urge and demanded that the UP government should reconsider and withdraw the criminal defamation charges against all three journalists

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  1. Niharika Ghia

    June 10, 2019 at 3:31 AM

    All action should be taken under the guidelines and provisions mentioned under the constitution and courts should be approached for a fair trial

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Sunil Negi hails from Uttarakhand and is a veteran journalist and author. He is a prolific writer and has carved a name for himself in the media world. He received the 'Golden Achiever Award' in the '90th AIAC Excellence Awards 2019' for his book ''Havoc in Heaven'' based on the tragedy that struck Uttarakhand in which thousands of people lost their lives. He is also the President of Uttarakhand Journalists Forum and majorly writes on Politics, Current Affairs, and Social Issues.



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    All action should be taken under the guidelines and provisions mentioned under the constitution and courts should be approached for a fair trial

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Fire broke out at AIIMS today, fire tenders on the job

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A massive fire broke out on the first floor of the teaching block of All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

This happened today near and on the upper floor of the Casualty department. The smoke of the spreading fire had engulfed the adjoining buildings as well.

This included the Cardiovascular Thoracic department building. This is where the former Finance minister Arun Jaitley is admitted in the ICU of the CARDIAC department. There is nothing much to worry as this building is quite at a distance from the Teaching block which caught fire.

This building is just adjacent to the Casualty Ward where hundreds of patients arrive on a daily basis 24 x 7. About twenty-two to twenty-five fire tenders were desperately engaged in controlling the fire and preventing it to spread further. The hospital authorities have closed the laboratory on the first floor of the building. The patients too have been safely evacuated.

There is no report of any serious casualty so far. The reason for the fire is being speculated as a short circuit. However, the actual reason for the eruption of fire would be ascertained after the fire is fully controlled. The was panic all around inside and outside AIIMS as well, as hundreds of thousands of patients from Delhi and other states visit here regularly. The building houses nephrology, gynecology, endocrinology, cardiology, skin, cancer and neurology departments where people from different parts of the country arrive for treatment and critical surgeries.

The adjacent building of PRIVATE wards and the cardiology department has several VIP patients including the former finance minister Arun Jaitley who is in critical condition and on a ventilator at the cardiac clinic.

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Tributes paid to late Congress leader and three time CM Sheila Dikshit

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The three-time chief minister and president of Delhi as well as Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee, former MP and union minister was remembered today in Delhi by her followers, Congressmen, and leaders of Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee.

A condolence meeting was organized by district Krishna Nagar Congress Committee at Preet Vihar in East Delhi and floral tributes paid to this towering leader of Congress party. All those present on this occasion termed Sheila Dikshit as a towering leader of the masses who dedicated her entire life to the service of the nation and the party.

Her former cabinet colleagues viz former finance minister in Delhi government Ashok Walia, former power minister Dr. Narendra Nath, former MLA Naseeb Singh, senior journalist and Congress leader Vijay Shankar Chaturvedi, Rajesh Pandey and several others while paying their respectful tributes said that during her one and a half-decade chief ministership the capital of the country NCT of Delhi witnessed historic Common Wealth Games, introduction of Metro Rail Project, construction of flyovers and widespread infrastructural development which no other government had executed in the past.

The Congress leaders said that Sheila Dikshit always worked for the poor, downtrodden and the people of the lowest ebb of the society and was duly respected by one and all, even her adversaries across party and ideological lines.

While hailing her leadership acumen and pro-farmer policies these leaders said that during her 15-year tenure the green belt of Delhi which merely had 9% of trees grew to a whopping 96%. Late Sheila Dikshit’s son and former MP from East Delhi, Sandeep Dikshit also paid floral tributes to her mother and extended his heartfelt gratitude to one and all who’d taken so much pain to remember his late mother who had dedicated her entire life for the welfare and well being of the masses.

It must also be remembered that during her 15 years rule of Delhi, Sheila Dikshit and her government was marred with a host of corruption charges, one of which that came to limelight was the corruption in Common Wealth Games. Among other charges of corruption in the CWG itself, Arvind Kejriwal led Delhi Government had directed Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) to lodge an FIR in the 90 cr street light project implemented during the 2010 Commonwealth Games.  A panel headed by a former Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) had already indicted then Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on the issue. The Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project in Delhi, which was initiated by her also failed miserably. She was also accused of procuring these low floor buses at higher costs.

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Kejriwal announces free electricity upto 200 units consumption in a month

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In view of the Delhi assembly elections coming nearer a worried Delhi chief minister is announcing concessions after concessions for the Delhi populace especially for the electorates living in unauthorized colonies and the JJ clusters who are considered to be the largest vote chunk i. e. 60% of the total vote.

While the upper-middle class and the rich never come for a vote they are primarily the people of the lower middle class and those living at the lowest ebb, vote in large numbers as they can be swayed, influenced and impressed by various means. In the past, while the BJP had its major upper hand over the rich and the middle class, the Congress party commanded the vote bank of the people of unauthorized colonies as well as the JJ clusters of Delhi majority of which were established by the later as a vote bank.

But after the Aam Aadmi Party’s coming into the fray in Delhi the Congress party’s total vote bank shifted to it including the minorities which are quite in good number in the east and northeast constituencies including the South Delhi’s Okhla and Jamia Nagar etc.

To keep these vote banks in good humor Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has announced sops in power tariff by declaring that his govt would deliver free electricity up to 200 units consumption in a month while 50 % subsidy on 201 to 400 units.

This would be a great boost for those living at the lowest ebb of the society especially in JJ clusters having one or two rooms consuming less than 200 units a month. He had also announced free travel for women irrespective of age difference in all the buses of Delhi Transport Corporation.

Prior to these freebies, the Delhi chief Arvind Kejriwal had announced free travel for women of Delhi in Delhi Metro rails, the 800 crores annual burden as if it would be borne by him personally.

Though it’s still a dream source say that modalities are being finalized between both the governments to bring the scheme into effect at the earliest.

If all these sops are implemented at the earliest there is no reason for Kejriwal’s party not coming to power in Delhi by winning the 2020 election in February defeating the BJP. The Congress has already been decimated in Delhi and after the demise of its veteran president, things have become more awry for the Congress which is lacking its president at the national party level as well as in Delhi.

Arvind Kejriwal has also doled out freebies in the health, education, power and water sector in Delhi. All government hospitals and dispensaries are fully equipped with free medicines supplied to one and all and the government schools upgraded to a great extent and we expect to see outstanding results at par with the outcomes of high profile private schools. Water up to 30000 liters consumption is free for Delhites and now free electricity up to 200 units consumption on a monthly basis.

The Delhi Bhartiya Janata Party has criticized Arvind Kejriwal’s attempts to distribute freebies saying that it’s because of the elections coming near that he is misguiding the electorates of Delhi. He added that Bhartiya Janata Party in Delhi has waged a long struggle to compel Kejriwal to declare the concessions, therefore, it’s not him but BJP which deserves the credit.

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BJP and AAP both claim credit for ownership rights to Delhi unauthorized colonies

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Keeping in view the sizeable vote bank living in the more than 1700 unauthorised colonies of the national capital territory of Delhi and also the Delhi elections likely to take place in the month of February or March in 2020, politics of taking credit from the pivotal issue of ownership rights to over 60 lakh residents of these colonies have geared up between the state government of AAP and the Bhartiya Janata Party ruling at the centre.

Both the political parties are claiming the credit for this issue hoping to derive maximum political advantage at the hustings. However, granting of ownership rights decision primarily lies with the central government as the decision after formal finalisation has to get recommended to the NCT of Delhi after adequately seeking the stamp of formidable approval by the union cabinet chaired by prime minister Narendra Modi.

The granting of ownership rights to the residents of Delhi is to be officially given a green signal by the union ministry of Urban development of which Hardev Puri is the minister. According to union minister Hardev Puri the government has formally taken a decision to grant ownership rights to lakhs of residents of over 1789 unauthorised colonies within a months time provided the stakeholders especially the Delhi government responds quickly and adequately to its queries in this regard.

If this really happens it would benefit about 60 lakh people of Delhi whose power of attorney would be converted into the registered deed giving them legal ownership rights.

It may be recalled that Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had recently held a press conference in order to claim full political credit for granting ownership rights to Delhi residents by saying that it was primarily the Delhi government which has sent the proposal to the union ministry of UD for approval and it has been given green signal by the central government whereas the union UD minister Hardev Puri has contradicted Kejriwal’s claim by saying that it’s primarily the BJP led central government’s initiative which had for the very first time constituted the committee to grant ownership rights to the residents of more than 1789 unauthorized colonies.

It is the central government which is concerned for the welfare and well being of 60 lakh odd people who reside in these colonies, not AAP as claimed by CM Arvind Kejriwal.

It may be recalled that before 1998 it was the BJP which ruled Delhi for a good time and Delhi was considered to be the BJP stronghold. But under late chief minister Sheila Dikshit Congress-ruled Delhi for three consecutive terms from 1998 till 2013 finally let AAP won with a landslide victory which bagged 67 seats out of 70 with no Congress MLA and BJP getting merely three seats.

It is since then that the saffron party is trying its best to capture Delhi state. Now since the elections are just 8 months away the BJP does not want to lose any chance further.

Hence it’s trying its best to grant the ownership rights to lakhs of citizens of unauthorized colonies for which Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal is leaving no stone unturned to claim undue credit.

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Followers bid last adieu to Sheila Dikshit at Nigambodh ghat

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The former chief minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit was today give final adieu at Nigam Bodh Ghat amidst chanting slogans like “Jab Tak Suraj Chand Rahega Shiela Tera Naam Rahega,” by her hundreds of followers and Congress workers from Delhi.

The Congress leader and former PM Dr. Manmohan Singh, UPA advisory council chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi,  Ahmed Patel and chief ministers of two Congress-ruled states Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh Ashok Gehlot and Kamal Nath also paid their last respects to her at Congress party office and later on at Nigam Bodh Ghat crematorium.
The former union external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and deputy PM  Lal Krishna Advani reached her Nizammuddin residence and paid their heartfelt tributes.
Late Smt Sheila Dikshit was the tallest leader of Congress party and had been a minister in PMO during Rajiv Gandhi’s tenure. She reigned Delhi for three consecutive terms as the chief minister Delhi from 1998 till 2013, implementing tremendous structural development of Delhi from Metro Rail project to several flyovers including successful conduction of Common Wealth Games.
She confronted the worst period of her political in 2013 when not only had the Delhi Congress lost awefully to Aam Admi Party by not winning a single seat in Delhi assembly but she herself lost to Delhi CM Arivind Kejrival at the hustings.
But highly courageous and active even being an octagenerian Shiela Dikshit never gave up to take the reigns of weak Delhi Congress in her hands and even contesting the election of member of parliament with full zeal, enthusiasm and energy though having lost it..
While three term CM of Delhi her dream was to make Delhi one of the best and the most beautiful cities’ in the world.
She was also the president of Delhi Congress twice and of UP once. Late Mrs. Dikshit was considered as the troubleshooter of Congress party who took the reigns of UP and Delhi Congress during the time of crisis and did her best to revive the party in both these states.
Born in 1938 Sheila Dikshit was witness to the pre and post-independent India who breathed her last on 20th July after suffering a massive cardiac arrest in a Delhi hospital in Delhi’s escort hospital.
President Ram Nath Kovind, prime minister Narendra Modi, Home minister Amit Shah, Defence minister Rajnath Singh including scores of ministers and political leaders across party and ideological lines were shocked on her untimely demise and extended their heartfelt tributes as  the late leader was extremely soft-spoken, affable and the one who had extremely good relations with even opposition party leaders.
The former chief of Congress party Sonia Gandhi while expressing her tributes to late Sheila Dikshit termed her a highly experienced mass leader who dedicated her entire life for the people of the lowest ebb of the society.
Her passing away has left a huge void difficult to be filled ever added Mrs. Gandhi.
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Three term CM of Delhi Sheila Dikshit dies at 81

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The three-time chief minister of the national capital territory of Delhi, 81-year-old Sheila Dikshit is no more.
She breathed her last today at Escorts hospital where she was admitted after a deterioration in her health. Her body has been brought to her Nizamuddin residence and would be placed at All India Congress Committee central headquarter tomorrow morning till 2.30 PM before bidding final adieu thus consigning to flames.
Sheila Dikshit was born in 1938 and was also the minister in PMO during the tenure of late prime minister Rajiv Gandhi. She was the tallest leader of Congress party who was the Delhi Congress president twice and also the president of the Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee.
The prime minister Narendra Modi expressed his immense grief over the sad demise at the passing away of Shiela Dikshit terming her the tallest leader and an affable human being. Former president of Congress Rahul Gandhi while expressing his grief over Sheilaji’s sad demise said that the party has lost a daughter of Congress party leaving a huge void difficult to be filled.
The union defence minister Rajnath Singh, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, veteran BJP leader Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi and scores of senior leaders across ideological lines expressed their shock over the sad demise of Sheila Dikshit. It may be recalled that the three-time chief minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit had been immensely instrumental for the revolutionary development of Delhi.
She was in true sense the unstinted leader of the masses who’d dedicated her entire life for the welfare and well being of the society especially for the good of the people of the lowest ebb of the society. Following allegations of corruption, she had lost the Delhi state elections of 2013 after ruling the state for three consecutive terms.

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Ownership rights to residents of unauthorised colonies in Delhi says Kejriwal

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The chief minister of the national capital territory of Delhi and AAP’s national convenor Arvind Kejriwal has made a positive announcement for more than fifty lakh populace of the unauthorized colonies of the capital regarding granting of ownership rights to the house owners through registries.
Till now the sale purchase of lands and houses in the unauthorised colonies was done  through power of attorney which was not fully legally tenable.
This announcement would benefit more than half a crore Delhites living in unauthorised colonies for years under shabby conditions without any adequate civic facilities.
The Delhi government will charge a minimum development charge of merely Rs. 6000 from each house owner before registering their power of attorney.
The Delhi chief minister said that the Delhi cabinet has passed a proposal to this effect and has sent it to the central government for clearance. Kejriwal is of the opinion that it will be duly passed by the central government after posing a few questions which will be clarified in a due course.
He thanked the union government for putting its seal of approval on his government’s recommendation.
In a tweet in Hindi Arvind Kejrival stated:
‘Kachi colonion mein rehne vaale logon ko badhayi. Jald aapko milega apne makaanon ka maalikana haq. Hamari sarkaar ke November 2015 ke prastaav ko kendra sarkaar manjuri dene ko tayyar. Jald registry karne ki tayyariyaan shuru. Dilli ke logon ki ore se kendra sarkaar ka bahut bahut shukriya.’
Translated in English: ‘Congratulations to the people living in unauthorized colonies. Soon you will get the ownership rights for the house you own. The central government is ready to give clearence to our government’s proposal of November 2015. Now, soon there can be a registry of your houses. On behalf of the Delhi people, I thank the central government very much.’
It may be recalled that there is not much time left for the Delhi elections due in February 2020. The Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal is, therefore, throwing googlies after googly.
He had recently announced that in Delhi Metro, the women will be provided free travel facility. He had earlier also announced that a 1000 or more electric buses will be introduced in Delhi, which is greater than the commitment of all Indian cities put together. Now this googly from Kejriwal of granting of ownership rights to lakhs of residents of 1727 unauthorized colonies of Delhi.
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BJP MP Verma meets LG and hands over the list of minority religious structures on govt land

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The Bhartiya Janata Party member of parliament from Delhi and son of the former chief minister of NCT of Delhi  late Sahib Singh Verma, Parvez Sahib Singh met the lieutenant governor of the capital Anil Baijal and submitted him a list of several mosques and Kabristans ( graveyards) on government’s illegally encroached lands and have demanded their vacation as well as severe necessary departmental action against the erring officials as well, under whose jurisdiction and negligence of these religious buildings and graveyards have been arbitrarily constructed.
According to the MP Parvez Sahib Singh Verma, the chief secretary of Delhi and several senior bureaucrats of the concerned departments were also called to his office by the LG.
The LG Anil Baijal had asked the concerned officials to cross-check the list presented by MP Parvez Sahib Singh Verma and submit the detailed report to the LG office at the earliest.
Speaking to media persons MP Verma has said that the Lieutenant governor of Delhi Anil Baijal gave him a patient hearing and assured him to do the needful by verifying his claims and also initiating necessary action against the erring officials if found guilty of negligence in this regard.
When asked by reporters, especially of Aaj Tak about the allegations on him by opposition parties about selectively pursuing the matter of mosques and graveyards thus allegedly doing the politics of religion and not targeting certain temples and Gurudwaras of the majority community built on government lands, Parvez Sahib Singh Verma said that he had asked people to inform him about the mosques and  graveyards being built on illegally encroached government land but has not received any complaints about temples and Gurudwaras built on government land illegally.
The politics have hot up by this selective approach of the BJP MP say sources and questions are being asked by individuals as well as some minority organizations of targetting the minorities willfully which is not acceptable.
This issue is too sensitive as it involves the minorities versus majority implications say, certain political analysts.
Some people say that in case of action is taken on this complaint against mosques and graveyards built on unauthorized government land, the relevant authorities should definitely take due action but then the law should be equal for all religions and religious structures built on encroached land arbitrarily irrespective of any particular religion.
Such matters of religious implications that derive different political connotations should be strictly dealt with by the honorable courts than through political interventions as at the base of religion lies politics say some political analysts.
The protracted issue of Ram Janmabhoomi has not been resolved since several decades despite the intervention of successive governments after independence, finally arriving in the honorable supreme court for final resolution. What’s your take friends?
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CM Arvind Kejrival inaugurates CCTV camera installation ceremony in New Delhi

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The chief minister of National Capital Territory of Delhi Arvind Kejrival expressed his serious concern over the increasing deterioration of law and order situation of Delhi with the incidents of rapes, snatchings , murders, gangwars and women assaults going on unabatedly.
He disclosed that the Delhi government has started the process of installing high resolution and highly modernised CCTV cameras in three lakh numbers in various locations of the eleven revenue districts of Delhi in order to control crimes and ensure the women ‘s safety in particular including the safety and security of  of entire Delhi residents.
Answering queries of reporters after launching of the first CCTV camera installation in New Delhi constituency , chief minister Arvind Kejrival said that Delhi despite being the capital of the country has become crime prone as incidents of burglaries,  muders  and women insecurity are on the rise.
On the question of his being soft towards the Delhi police and the centre as compared to his raslier harsh stand despite increase in the crime graph in the capital, Kejriwal asked the reporter as to what does he meant by being soft.
He refused the charge and said that the state government was duly performing its duty and the centre should do its duty to contrl crimes in Delhi.
He said he has recently visited a six year old rape survivor in Delhi’s Safdarjung hospital and met her traumatic parents. The rapist has been caught  within 24 hours.
But had there been CCTV cameras in the area the crime could have been averted as these CCTV cameras work as deterrent for the criminals or anybody committing the wrong acts.
Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal assured that after the installation of three lakh cameras by the Delhi government as promised earlier, the crime rate  would come down considerably as these high resolution cameras will work a the biggest deterrents, prohibiting the criminals to commit crimes.
After the installation of these CCTV cameras the chances of criminals being caught will enhance tremendously thus working as strong deterrents in the near future.
He urged upon the union government and the Delhi police to transparently perform their duties to improve the deteriorating law and order situation in Delhi.
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How long will the sewage workers continue to die?

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A shocking incident of three possible deaths of vulnerable sewage workers in Keshopur drain in Delhi has once again raised a vital question about the safety of these poor workers who risk their lives entering the most deadly drains for various cleaning and rescue operations.

There had been in total, according to conservative estimates, 666 sanitation workers death from 1993  to 2018 while cleaning sewers which seems to be too less a number according to the All India Safai Karmachari Commission working under the jurisdiction of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt of India.
In terms of providing statistics about the deaths of sanitation workers at the pan India level, the concerned ministry is completely elusive in giving the definite detail which unambiguously shows as to how pathetic and unconcerned  are the concerned departments and government agencies towards these most inhuman deaths.
What is more worrisome and shocking about these sewer deaths is: they are never equipped with life saving jackets, clothes, oxygen cylinders and other relevant equipments including their possible insurance.
During the past few months and years, there had been several deaths of sewer workers working under private and government contractors in Delhi and Noida having been highlighted in the media tremendously.
The Delhi government as well as the ministry concerned have been talking and assuring so much of providing necessary safeguards to the victims but of no avail.
Regarding providing financial compensation too, the private contractors and the government agencies are extremely apathetic.
Most of the sewage cleaning workers belong to the Dalit families with extremely poor financial backgrounds earning two ends meal by cleaning sewers under highly bad and challenging conditions inhaling life taking poisonous fumes devoid of any life saving equipments and jackets getting a negligible amount in return for their hard work.
In the case of the Keshopur, Delhi incident in which one sewer worker Shahruk had died due to asphyxiation while entering in the deep sewer along with two others, now missing but must have died for sure, for welding a mesh inside the deep sewer, has again raised the vital question about the safety of such vulnerable workers in the future.
In the past few years as well, a large number of sanitation workers have died of asphyxiation due to the exposure to poisonous fumes and gases while cleaning sewers several feet down from the ground.
The compensation aspect in such tragedies from the government’s side is also extremely pathetic as the illiterate parents of the dead hardly had connections and knowledge to pursue their respective cases.
On March 24th 2014, the Supreme Court in its judgement of Safai Karmachari Andolan Vs the Union of India directed the government to identify the people who lost their lives while cleaning deadly sewers since 1993 onwards and pay each of the deceased Rs. 10 lakh as monetory compensation, setting a precedence.
But had it really worked is anybody’s guess. Sounds shocking and pathetic that the price of a sewege worker is mere Rs. Ten lakh and that too not sure whether the sewage deceased workers’ bereaved families really get the prescribed compensation as directed by the apex court.
Meanwhile efforts to trace the dead bodies of two sewage workers viz Devinder and Ankit are in full swing inside the Keshopur drain which is several metres long. Divers of NDrF are on the job with the chief minister Arvind Kejrival visiting the accident spot and holding meetings with the concerned officials. The police has arrested the private contractor Sanjay under the relevant sections of the law for not providing the sewer workers the life saving equipments etc mandatory in such cleaning jobs.
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