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Terrorism by Pakistan was the central theme of PM’s talks with Xi Jingping and Vladimir Putin at SCO summit in Kyrgystan

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current member countries of Shaghai Cooperation Organisation are : Xi Jingping, Peoples Republic of China, Narendra Modi, Republic of India, Kassim Jomart Tokayev Republic of Kazajistan, Soron bay Jeebekov, Republic of Kyrgyztan, Imran Khan, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Vladimir Putin, Russian Federation, Republic of Tazikistan and Republic of Uzbekistan
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Prime minister Narendra Modi after wining the second term as prime minister has his moral very high in the SCO summit in Bishkek capital of Kyrgystan where he’d not only impressed upon the the Chinese president Xi Jingping about instructing Pakistan to close its terror sanctuaries completely and bring hard core international terrorists JEM chief Asad Masood and LET and JUD chief Hafiz Sayeed to real justice by not only arresting them but also severely trying them in courts for incessant terror deaths in Mumbai, Kashmir,Pulwama and other parts of the country.

Prime minister Narendra Modi has explicitely told the the father of Pakistan China that India will not hold any talks with Pakistan’s PM Imran Khan till Pakistan mends its ways and puts a complete stop to aiding and abetting terrorists in India.

Prime minister Narendra Modi held two rounds of dialogues with Chinese president Xi Jingping and Russian president Vladimir Putin including with the heads of other countries in Kyrgystan emphasising on a single point of global terrorism and its immediate stoppage.

He also convinced other nations to dwell on this important issue of terrorism first than talking on other bilateral matters, as safety and security of humanity is the first and foremost duty of the world leaders.

If there will be global peace only then will everyone be able to talk on other developmental issues. The Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan was seen to have been completely sidelined in the sense that it being the only country in the world supporting and abetting terrorism was viewed by every world leader with doubts and losing credibility.

While prime minister Modi spoke on every bilateral matter with both Xi Jing Ping and Vladimir Putin, his centre of emphasis was on ending terrorism globally and by Pakistan in Asia.

As for now, Indian Prime minister Narendra Modi has outrightly and specifically denied holding any type of bilateral talk with Pakistan’s premier unless or until to shows actions and commitment to free its land from terror sanctuaries completely not just a cover up to misguide the world community.

It may be recalled that China considered to be the God father of Pakistan in every way which was earlier scuttling the measures of US, UK n France by using VETO against them favoring Pakistan by not allowing JEM’s Masood Azhar to be included in the UN terror list has to finally bow down to international pressure and India’s diplomatic dexterity. China withdrew its VETO and the UN declared Masood as designated International terrorist.

This could only be possible due to the hard work done by India’s diplomats in UN and the capable leadership of prime minister Narendra Modi. The leaders of current member countries of Shaghai Cooporation Organisation are : Xi Jingping, Peoples Republic of China, Narendra Modi, Republic of India, Kassim Jomart Tokayev Republic of Kazajistan, Soron bay Jeebekov, Republic of Kyrgyztan, Imran Khan, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Vladimir Putin, Russian Federation, Republic of Tazikistan and Republic of Uzbekistan

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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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Modi scores a diplomatic win over Pakistan in talks with Donald Trump

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The frustration of Pakistan’s ruling party can be gauged from the fact that its foreign affairs and internal security ministers had stated in parliament that there may be a war against India at the end of this year and that they will use the nuclear bomb.
In fact, Pakistan’s economy is in shambles and if it really goes for a war with India it will literally be finished within a few days. Its financial coffers are also almost near empty.
Pakistan has been pressing for bilateral talks with India while continuing to breach ceasefire agreements by firing incessantly at the LOC. This has killed peaceful civilians at the villages on the Indian side of the Indo Pak border. This is though being strongly countered by the Indian Army. The Indian Army has destroyed several of their posts which has also resulted in a good number of casualties on Pakistan’s side.
Pakistan leaders are busy making anti-India statements. Pakistan’s leaders have also said that they can even sacrifice their lives to free Kashmir. Pakistan is now trying to create more terror camps in the Kashmir valley after the scrapping of article 370.
This clearly shows how Pakistan government, it’s Army and ISI are openly aiding and abetting terror organizations.  Their objective is to create disturbance and violence on Indian soil. The UN and world powers should take due notice of this fact and penalize Pakistan.
India had at a number of times made it crystal clear that it will not hold any bilateral talks with Pakistan until it gives up protecting and promoting terrorism. Pakistan also needs to give up perpetration of violence in strife-torn Kashmir. But Pakistan has never even been honest on this count.
Union home minister Amit Shah has stated that the next talk with Pakistan if ever held, would be on Pakistan Occupied Kashmir and on Nuclear use for peaceful purposes.
On 22nd of July, the Pakistan PM Imran Khan had even met Donald Trump. In this meeting, Imran Khan had requested Trump to intervene in the vexed Kashmir affair. Imran wanted Trump to help resolve the Kashmir issue. This was subsequently opposed by India, stating that, this was a two-nation tangle to be resolved only through bilateral talks.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Donald Trump, on Monday. Sources reveal that the talks between the two world leaders Modi and Trump were quite healthy and decisive. The topics discussed were: Pakistan’s rhetorics against India and an effort by it to create a warlike syndrome, the Afghanistan situation wherein Modi requested Trump to not withdraw troops till there is complete peace in that country and the bilateral and trade relations between the two great nations.
The telephonic conversation between the two world leaders lasted for about half an hour. Modi highlighted the problems created by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir. He also pointed out the increasing ceasefire violations from the other side. Modi mentioned about the war rhetoric by Pakistan against India. Modi acquainted Trump about Pakistan’s prejudices against India especially after the scrapping of article 370 and 35 A in Kashmir, which is purely India’s internal matter. Modi further pointed out to Trump about Pakistan’s efforts to infiltrate and push its trained terrorists to India. This was in addition to uncontrolled and unprovoked firing at the LOC that has claimed Indian lives.
This discussion between the two leaders has disturbed Pakistan’s prime minister Imran Khan and the ISI. Pakistan is hell-bent on engineering and perpetrating violence on the Indian side. This has become more vigorous particularly after the scrapping of article 370 and the division of the state into Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir as union territories.
Prime minister Narendra Modi’s talk with Trump is being rated as quite successful and fruitful with Pakistan badly frustrated. Pakistan has been already completely isolated in the international diplomatic scenario. Pakistan only has China as its lone ally in the whole world.
US President Trump had previously stopped military aid to Pakistan for promoting terror sanctuaries within Pakistan. Though Pakistan has no intention to wipe out terrorists from its soil, however, Trump has assured India of doing something credible in this context.
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Pakistan in war mongering syndrome after abrogation of article 370

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BJP led NDA government has abrogated the special status to Jammu and Kashmir by repealing the 70-year-old article 370 and 35 A.

Imran Khan government in Pakistan and its media are so badly frustrated that they have increased the arms and ammunitions and its forces on the Ladakh and Indo Pakistan border across LOC. Its foreign and internal security ministers Shah Mohammed Qureshi and Fawad Chowdhary have issued highly irresponsible statements in the Pakistan General Assembly.

They spoke about staging a war against India as well as issued a direct threat of nuclear attack against India. In an interview to Pakistani news channels and in a debate in parliament Pakistan, the foreign minister said that the coming 3 months are quite critical and challenging for Pakistan. He even said that there is the possibility of war with India at the end of the year.

Even Pakistan Prime minister Imran Khan has threatened of a befitting reply to India. The Pak’s interior security minister and PM Imran Khan’s close confidante Fawad Chowdhary in his hard-hitting address in Pak General Assembly has openly challenged the Indian government saying that each and every Pakistani would sacrifice his or her life for Kashmir. They would continue their relentless fight for securing Kashmir come what may. Both the ministers while issuing an open threat to India have even gone to the extent of stating that the Nuclear arsenals are not kept in Pakistan for mere exhibition but would be used against India.

The television news channels of Pakistan are disseminating poisonous tirade against India. They are twisting the facts to the core. They are spreading complete lies to provoke its populace against India. This is especially after the abrogation of article 370 from Kashmir. This is despite knowing very well that its an internal affair and prerogative of the government to take any action that is best for the country.

Spreading misinformation campaign against India has become the order of the day for the Pakistani news channels and print media. This is in conjunction with the Pak PM Imran Khan and his ministers issuing irresponsible provocative statements against India. They want to take every possible advantage of the Kashmir situation. This is especially after the historic decision of the Indian government of abrogating the special status related article 370 and 35 A from the strife-torn Kashmir. Frustrated Pakistan PM Imran Khan has not even desisted himself against using derogatory remarks against India and meddling in its internal affairs. He tweeted three days ago: The curfew, crackdown and the impending genocide of Kashmiris in IOK are unfolding exactly acc to RSS ideology inspired by Nazi ideology. An attempt is being made to change the demography of Kashmir.

Pakistan PM Imran Khan often forgets that it is his government and the ISI which has been openly aiding and abetting terrorists. They aid the perpetration of killings and genocide in Kashmir. They have already violated ceasefire agreements about 2000 times. It should first put its own house in order instead of creating disturbances and destabilization in Kashmir and other parts of India. Pakistan as a country is in economic shambles with a begging bowl in its hand. Pakistan has been reprimanded by the USA a number of times. Pakistan has also been completely isolated in the international sphere.

Warmongering against India by Pak PM and his ministers is nothing but an act of frustration. An economically bankrupt country like Pakistan would be fully destroyed and finished if it really goes for a war against India. These “Geedad Bhapkies” coward threats are nothing but frustration against India.

Responding to Pakistan’s threat and the assembly of extra force and arms and ammunition at the LOC, Indian Army chief Vipin Rawat warned Pakistan of strongest possible retaliatory action if need be. He added that India is fully prepared for any eventuality.

Meanwhile, the Indian film industry and the music companies in India have strongly condemned Indian singer Mikka’s participation in a ceremonial function in Pakistan and for performing there. Mikka has been banned by them and would not be given the opportunity to record his songs by these music companies in Bollywood.

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Today is the world premiere of the popular Man Vs Wild programme in Discovery channel at 9.00 PM with its globally popular host Bear Grylls and prime minister Narendra Modi.

They are to appear on television sets of 180 countries of the world in a documentary on wildlife encounter in Jim Corbet National Park’s dense jungles and river valley. They are gossiping, having an encounter with wildlife, drinking tea inside the jungles, sitting beside the riverbank and also travelling in a hand made canopy boat along with Bear Grylls against the high-velocity river tides.

The newspapers of the country are full of full-page expensive advertisements from Discovery channel titled Discovery channel’s UNMISSABLE ADVENTURE IN THE LAP OF NATURE AT 9.00 PM TONIGHT/World Premier with prime minister Narendra Modi and Bear Grylls. They are seen in hunting attire talking to each other on the river bank holding a tea Thermax together. This episode to be telecast today in over 180 countries of the world is being chiefly co-sponsored by Indian Oil and Havel.

This is significant and unique because it’s for the very first time that any Indian prime minister would be participating in a documentary of Discovery channel with shooting done at Jim Corbet National Park in Uttarakhand. The shooting of this episode was executed on the day of the Pulwama tragedy in Kashmir, the most ill-fated day which claimed the toll of more than forty troopers of Indian Army. The opposition leaders had created controversies and had blamed the prime minister Narendra Modi for being busy in shooting when our jawans died in the fidayeen attack in Pulwama Kashmir. The charge strongly opposed by the ruling BJP as false and concocted.

According to sources the prime minister was deeply concerned and was in regular contact of the authorities concerned to guide them of the possible action. The shooting took place in the morning and was called off as soon as the information was received about the tragedy. In the promos and advertisement released prior to the telecast, the prime minister was seen in his hunting jacket greeting the Man Vs Wild host Bob Grylls. The PM had said ‘Welcome to India’ and was then walking in the green dense jungles of Jim Corbet Wildlife park, sailing on a canopy boat and also interacting with Grylls on Wildlife conservation etc.

In the past United States’ President Barak Obama and several other prime ministers of different countries had appeared in Bear Grylls wildlife episodes. However, Narendra Modi would be the first and only Indian PM to appear in this programme of Discovery Channel.

So stay tuned at 9.00 PM on Discovery Channel to watch Modi in Man Vs Wild doing several feats as a commoner in his hunting attire.

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Law firm proprietor Murali Lal Thapliyal contests as MP from Brampton West, Canada

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A proud Uttarakhandi settled in Canada since 2003 owner of a prestigious law firm Murali Lal Thapliyal is contesting as an MP from Conservative party in the federal elections being held in the month of October, belonging to a village in Garhwal Uttarakhand. A leading advocate and proprietor of Thapliyal and Rai Law Firm in Brampton West Canada Muralilal Thapliyal left his village for Mumbai in search of a job at the age of seventeen. He worked as a farmer in his village and completed his higher secondary education in his native place.

Reaching Mumbai he got a job in Mahindra and Mahindra Company where he worked for 12 ling years and also completed his graduation, BA LLB, LLM, MA and thereafter practiced for 7 years in Mumbai High Court. This is indeed a rag to riches story by the dint of hard work, perseverance, and commitment of a boy from a village reaching a dream city Mumbai and thereafter carving a niche for himself with a great amount of dedication and hard work with integrity.

In an interview to a Hindi channel of Canada Conservative candidate, Murali Lal Thapliyal said that I am from a peasants family primarily. After serving in Mumbai High Court for 9 long years, I was acquainted by my friends in Canada and through the news about this beautiful country Canada, the prospects there and great career opportunities. I was made aware of this dream city where everyone could prosper and make ways ahead.

Therefore highly enthused I left India with my wife and two kids and finally came to Canada in 2003 considering myself too lucky and fortunate.

A dedicated lawyer and a committed socialite having confronted lots of challenges in his life full of struggle Murari Lal’s believes in honesty, reliability, integrity and hard work which is also his tag line. He reiterates: if you follow these four words and bring them into true practice, no power on earth can stop you from reaching the top.

Murari Lal says: Canada is a dreamland and land of opportunities. All the immigrants here are too lucky and fortunate to shape their future and lead an excellent quality life.

Giving details about his interest in politics and the ideology he represents Thapliyal says that he joined the Conservative party because he was immensely impressed by the former prime minister Eastman Harbour. Moreover, since he had a background of a student leader his interest in service to the society and politics further generated from within. He adds: My mother used to say: if you become big in life one day to serve others as everybody serve themselves but no one does anything for others.

I had my mother’s wish in mind. Therefore I joined active politics and the Conservative party. Hard work with integrity and dedication is my core principle. When I came to Canada in 2003 I started my Law firm as an individual. Slowly and gradually it grew and I got a partner Prashant Rai. We formed Thapliyal and Rai Law Firm which is quite popular today having a massive clientele adds Thapliyal.

About his dedication and progress in life, Thapliyal adds: I used to work from 4 early mornings till 11.30 night and the hard work finally paid with the massive support of the multicultural and multilingual Canadians.

About his adoration and love for the party, he represents Thapkiyal says: I believe in Conservative values and former PM Eastern Harbour due to his towering and impressive leadership and tremendous acumen as well.

When the global economy viz the economy of US, China, India, etc were in jeopardy it was Canada under his leadership which stood up strongly without any hassles with the value of Canada’s dollar more than the US dollar. He further states that the Conservative party believes in the law of the land, to manage the nation’s affairs within the indigenous economic parameters, family values, and no vulgar ostentations, etc.

When I started observing the credibility of political parties after 2003 I found the liberal and NDP parties useless but conservation as a visionary party committed to working for the people and the country. So I joined it says Thapliyal about his association with the Conservatives.

Praising the constituency he is representing and criticizing his immediate political rival Thapliyal says: the most growing city of Canada is Brampton West with a whopping population of 7 lakh people.

The sitting Liberal MP Kamal Khera has literally done nothing during his tenure to serve the people. There is no university in Brampton West despite repeated demands of the electorates neither any infrastructural development.

Liberal MP Khera has never raised voice in Canadian parliament for the welfare and well being of the people of this constituency. I am getting regular feedback from people of multicultural ethnicity visiting my office and complaining me says Thapliyal.

He further adds that there had been no structural development as well. The Brampton West has been completed neglected. It’s because of these negligencies on the part of Kamal Khera the sitting MP of the liberal party I have decided to contest to fulfill the incomplete works and am amply sure rather fully confident on ” Dhanke ki chot” that I will win from Brampton West this time to serve my people.

I am sure because the way they have made me triumphed in the first ballot to be eligible for the ticket of conservative party MP, they will also make me victorious in the incoming election in October with a heavy margin.

About his future plans highly confident Thapliyal says that after winning the election my basic aim would be to generate employment through constructing hospitals, industries, universities, and educational institutions, etc. in Brampton West and serve the masses to the core to their fullest satisfaction and the faith they would be reposing in me and my leadership.

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US media exposes US president Trump to be a big lier

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The United States President Donald Trump has become globally infamous for telling myriad lies and issuing false and misleading statements during his two and a half year regime.

The American newspapers have published a number of articles exposing the baseless and fabricated statements including blatant lies of president Donald Trump during the last 876 days of his assuming office to the top slot of the most powerful superpower of the globe.
On an average Trump speaks 23 lies in a day says one of the article published in the leading newspaper of America. So far during his 876 days’  tenure, United States president Trump has spoken more than ten thousand lies through his official statements and tweets.
He spoke approximately 22% lies during the election campaign and therefore have been dubbed as a blatant lier by his ardent political opponents in the US.
Due to these lies and unfounded statements as US President Donald Trump’s popularity is on the rapid decline or de-escalation say news reports.
It may be recalled that US President Donald Trump’s exposure of lies has come to light after his recent unfounded statement in connection with the Indo Pakistan bilateral relations and resolution of Kashmir tangle.
During the recent visit of Pakistan’s cricketer-turned president Imran Khan’s to US, the controversial president Donald Trump had created a stir and furore in Indian parliament as well as in the political circles by making an unfounded startling disclosure that about two weeks ago at  G 20 summit, the Indian prime minister Narendra Modi had asked him to mediate in the vexed Kashmir tangle to help resolve the issue lying pending for more than seven decades.
The similar request was made to him by the Pakistan PM Imran Khan during his meeting with Trump in White House day before yesterday. While interacting with Imran Khan president Donald Trump has said that he would be the happiest person to mediate in Kashmir tangle to help resolve the dispute. He also said that both the countries and its leaders are incredible and they should come on the negotiating table for peace and tranquility in the region.
He also said that prime minister Modi had asked him for the mediation. After this controversial statement, all hell broke loose in India with Indian external affairs minister Jai Shankar outrightly denying the statement of Trump as a blatant lie and reiterating that Kashmir tangle is a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan that needs to be resolved within both the countries under the parametres of Simla agreement and the Lahore declaration.
India’s MEA spokesman Raveesh Kumar too had unambiguously said that there is no reason for the third party mediation in Kashmir affair and that PM Modi has never requested the US president to mediate in Kashmir tangle.
Actually the old and one time a most trusted friend of Pakistan, United States wants to re-win the trust of Pakistan to sideline China gradually, who is currently the most trusted ally of Pakistan.
It wanted to use Pakistan in its war against rebels in Afghanistan by making military bases there. In addition by mediation in Kashmir affairs, the US President Donald Trump wants to be the recipient of the globally prestigious Noble peace prize say sources.
India’s stand on Kashmir and peace talks with Pakistan is crystal clear ( 1) Kashmir is an inalienable part of India on which Pakistan has not an inch claim and (2) unless or until Pakistan gives up aiding and abetting terror activities in India and destroys terror manufacturing factories and sanctuaries from its soil India would never hold any sort of bilateral talks with it.
However, after India’s annoyance, US has now started the damage control exercise by issuing another statement saying that the US is keenly desirous of amicable resolution of the Kashmir tangle within Pak and India and that it’s ready to help if required. Several lawmakers of the US  have also opposed President Trump’s statement-making it absolutely clear that Kashmir issue is purely a two-nation dispute with no intervention of any third country.
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US president’s desire to meddle in Kashmir imbroglio creates storm in Indian political circles

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The United States President Donald Trump’s statement of intervening in the Kashmir imbroglio in order to help resolve the seven decades old vexed political crisis between Pakistan and India on Pak president Imran Khan’s request has raised a storm in the political circles of India especially amongst the key opposition party Congress and its allies.
The United States president Trump has expressed his wish to do so when Pakistan cricketer turned premier met US President Donald Trump at White House today requesting him to meddle in the resolution of the protracted Kashmir crisis.
During the interaction while Imran Khan complained  that despite his best effort to  request India to come on the negotiating table India hasn’t responded, the US president on the other hand responded by terming both the countries and its leaders as incredible and appealing that they should come on the negotiating table to resolve the Kashmir crisis at the earliest. He categorically said he will be the happiest person to mediate and help resolve the crisis as asked for.
The US President Donald Trump created storm and furor in Indian political circles when he revealed that the Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has recently during the G- 20 summit requested him to help resolve the Kashmir tangle as also requested by Pak premier Imran Khan.
The senior leaders of the ruling BJP including the foreign minister Jai Shankar however strongly refuted Trump’s statement in the Lok Sabha terming it as a blatant lie.
Even the BJP leader and MP Sonkar Shastri have in one of the TV debates’ accused Trump as a blatant liar who lies several times during the day.
The Indian external affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar also denied Trump’s statement unambiguously saying that India will never accept the third party mediation as the Kashmir problem is between India and Pakistan. He also emphatically said that until Pakistan gives up aiding and abetting terrorists and terror sanctuaries on its land and ends killings there is no question of resumption of bilateral peace talks between India and Pakistan.
Meanwhile, the chief spokesman of Congress party Randeep Singh Surjewala has condemned the statement of US President Donald Trump to intervene in Kashmir imbroglio to resolve this long pending crisis. He questioned prime minister Narendra Modi for asking Trump to mediate in the G 20 summit held recently and demanded his detailed clarification on the issue in Lok Sabha.
Surjewala said Kashmir crisis is a two-nation problem between India and Pakistan and no third country would be allowed to meddle in our internal affairs. The Kashmir problem should be resolved under the parameters of the Shimla Agreement and the Lahore declaration.
Meanwhile, according to latest news reports pouring in the American lawmakers have apologized for Trump’s statement on vexed Kashmir issue saying that it’s a two-nation imbroglio to be resolved by both of them with the US having no right to intervene.
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US and FATF pressure led to the arrest of Hafiz Sayeed in Pakistan

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Pakistan is badly baffled and furious after its defeat in the International Court of Justice in Hague, Netherland, where 15 out of total 16 judges have accepted India’s pleas in Kulbhushan Jadav’s matter and rejected Pakistan’s contentions.
The court held Pakistan responsible for several deliberate breaches of international Vienna conventions and reprimanded it for not granting Kulbhushan Yadav consular access. ICJ also reprimanded Pakistan for not informing India while arresting Kulbhushan on the frivolous charges of spying. They also questioned the death sentence awarded to Jadhav by a Pakistan court, etc.
Despite now being in a defensive position after the ICJ verdict,  Pakistan is rather trying to misuse its media by claiming its victory instead of a clear cut defeat at ICJ.
All of Pakistan’s channels are showing news fully laced with falsity about the victory of Pak in ICJ, thus misguiding its countrymen.
After the ICJ’s judgment reprimanded Pakistan, Pak’s PM Imran Khan tweeted the following and took credit of its so-called victory in ICJ:
‘Appreciate ICJ’s decision not to acquit, release and return Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav to India. He is guilty of crimes against the people of Pakistan. Pakistan shall proceed further as per law.’
Meanwhile, it has again  enacted another drama to bring to the world’s notice the arrest of Jamat Ul Dawa chief and international terrorist Hafiz Sayeed, to not only misguide the United Nations and the member countries but to also impress upon the Financial Action Task Force of UN and US President Donald Trump as to how seriously it’s honoring the US directives to curb terrorism and arrest hardcore terrorists on its land.
There is a bounty of 10 million US dollars on the head of Hafiz Sayeez for arresting him dead or alive imposed by the United States of America.
He is not only responsible for 26/11 Mumbai attacks which claimed 161 innocent lives but along with Azhar Mehmood is also the chief culprit of Pulwama massacre, both dreaded international killers on US’s most wanted list.
After the news of Hafeez Sayeed’s arrest reached US President Donald Trump, he tweeted:
‘After a ten-year search, the so-called mastermind of Mumbai Terror Attacks has been arrested in Pakistan. Great pressure had been exerted over the last two years to find him.’
Sources reveal that Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan has enacted this drama just two days before his US visit to impress upon the American president about Pakistan’s seriousness to deal with terror with a heavy hand as directed by the US.
Moreover, since Pakistan’s economy is in extremely bad shape and the country is banking on massive loans from the World and Asian Development Banks, if it does not act on the directions of FATF and puts hardcore terrorists like Masood Azhar and Hafiz behind bars it would be denied financial aid from these international banks and US. Without these financial aids, Pakistan’s economy will be badly crippled.
The Indian external affairs spokesman Ravish Kumar has meanwhile termed Hafiz Sayeed’s arrest in Pakistan as a mere cover-up to misguide the United Nations and the US. He has stated that Pakistan is trying to misguide all the nations by showing that it is now serious towards curbing terrorism with a heavy hand.
He unambiguously said that till Pakistan does not eradicate terrorism and terror sanctuaries from its soil inch by inch, India will never have any deliberations with Pakistan.
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The drug menace in India is a protracted problem which has percolated down to the grassroots destroying the younger generation irrespective of class and categories of the society.
There was the time when drug consumption was allegedly considered to be the forte of the affluents and the rich children through expensive rave parties in hotels but today it has percolated down in the children and youth of the lowest ebb of the society spoiling the health and career of the children and the youths of the country.
Punjab being the border state of Pakistan had been the worst sufferer during the last three decades where smuggling of narcotics/drugs from neighboring Pakistan has not only made the domestic smugglers highly rich and affluent but has also spoiled the majority of the young generation by way of making them horrible victims of this dreaded menace, further leading to enhancement in crimes, mortality rate and spoiling of myriad families.
The drug menace in Punjab is so extensive that even names of politicians involved in this rapid money making drug syndicate have come to the fore.
The local police, politicians and drug syndicates’ alleged nexus has further spread the tentacles of narcotics smuggling in Punjab ultimately leading to the spoiling of families and future of the nation, the youths.
A full-fledged feature film titled UDTA PUNJAB was made by Bollywood highlighting the lavish drug trade of Punjab and subsequent spoiling of myriad families due to this dreaded menace.
The worst phenomena about the drug trade are, it also accompanies terrorism with it, as the massive money earned through the smuggling of drugs, especially its finest form Heroine, which fetches a whopping Rs. one crore for a kilogram in the international market is clandestinely used to fund terrorist activities in the country by way of purchasing and acquiring illegal arms to kill innocents and the law enforcing agencies personnel behind them like the police, paramilitary and the Army troopers and the officers.
A report by senior journalist Shishir Gupta in HT highlights the investigative details about increasing activities of Pakistan’s drug smugglers in India whose primary aim is to fund terror activities in India through the handsome earning from drugs smuggling.
According to the news report, Pakistan’s ISI has strengthened its drug smuggling activities to pump them in India through three countries viz Maldives, Sri Lanka, and India Coast guard.
These drug smuggling syndicates of Pakistan in league with the ISI are resorting to massive narcotics smuggling to fund terror activities in Pakistan says his report.
To substantiate this contention there was a major haul of 50 kg of heroine from a Pakistani boat in Sri Lankan Coast Guard on Indian authorities’ input in the nation’s exclusive economic zone on July 10th.
Similarly, on May 21st the Indian Coast Guard seized 218 kilograms of Heroine from a Karachi registered Pakistani shipping boat AL MADIA of Jakhua in Kuch districts of Gujarat.
In all 6 crew members were arrested with 194 packets of heroine smuggled from Karachi Pakistan.
Sr. journalist Shishir Gupta’s report further mentions that around the same time the Maldivian police seized an Iranian boat with Pakistani national on board on May 26 with a large quantity of drugs.
In Gujarat seizure though the boat was set ablaze by the Pakistani smugglers, the intelligence reports revealed that the consignment was handed over by the Pakistani agent Hamid Malik to boat captain Mohammed Aslam to be delivered to a Mumbai resident Badruddin Shiekh.
The report further reveals that the role of narcotics smuggling from Pakistan to India and its use in funding terrorists in India was first revealed by the Laskare Tayyeba terrorist of US origin David Colemen Headly while being interrogated in 2010 for his direct involvement in the deadly Mumbai attack on 26/11 diabolically killing 161 innocents including a senior police officer Hemant Karkare.
This is a new strategy adopted by the ISI to smuggle a massive quantity of drugs in India worth hundreds n thousands of crores through Maldives and Srilanka in order to fund terror misadventures in India.
The total cost of the earlier seizures of drugs amounts in hundreds of crores as per the rates in international markets.
Similarly, as per another report of journalist Anil Sharma, the border village of Punjab just few hundred meters near the Pakistan border quite infamous for massive heroine smuggling from across the border has till now 106 cases of drugs smuggling against 48 families under the Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances Act least worried for stringent jail terms.
Located at the stone’s throw from the Indo Pak border’s barbed wire fence and merely forty kilometers from the district headquarters, Havelian village had been in the news after the custom authorities at the Attari check post found 532 Kg of Heroine and 52 Kg of mixed narcotics concealed in the consignment of rock salt from Pakistan on June 29th.
The total cost of this consignment if sold in the international market would be whopping 570 crores or more.
Except for 6 to 8 families of Havelian village in Taran Taran, all of them are allegedly involved in drug smuggling making an easy buck.
About 20 families in the wanted list after earning handsomely in this trade had shifted elsewhere like Amritsar, leaving their lands barren.
This village has become the main conduit for smuggling heroin since the last four decades as per Anil Sharma’s report in HT having started opium smuggling after partition on a low key.
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Wednesday, 12 June 2019: While the World Day Against Child Labour is being observed today (Wednesday, 12 June) throughout the world in an appropriate manner to raise awareness about the plight of child laborers global.

Almost every year 100 of children drop out from school to help their parents for livelihood, and many are forced into child labour by crime rackets, while many never get to see school because of poverty.

In India, eradicating child labour, creating awareness and discouraging the issues and demands for child labour comes a long way.

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In line with this goal, In 2002, the International Labor Organization (ILO) introduced June 12 as the World Day Against Child Labor every year, to give visibility that affects children around the world.

This year’s theme is ‘Children shouldn’t work in fields, but on dreams’.

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ILO defines this goal to generate awareness and encourage the basic changes so that no child is deprived of the opportunity of accessing education, health, recreation, and basic freedoms.

According to a report by the National Child Labour Survey, some 1.2 million children are still trapped with the trouble of child labor. And the number is astonishing- around 218 million children between the age 5 to 17 years are in employment, of which 152 are the victims of child labor.

We will be able to stop child labour together if we no longer accept it. Not in mines, not in agriculture, not in factories, not in the household and not in the products we buy.

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The Vulture and the Little girl: The stark reality of Poverty, Hunger and Child Malnutrition

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In the contemporary world, the naturally most advanced creation, human beings are delimited by numerous adversaries and miseries. Amidst such unwelcoming adversaries, poverty, hunger, and malnutrition are the biggest threat to the human race. Taking a cue from such rarest of rare demons and difficulties, I will love to pen down a beautifully narrated and highly acclaimed incident from the third world country named South Sudan in Africa.

The memorable event, The vulture and the little girl, also known as “The Struggling Girl”, is a photograph by Kevin Carter which first appeared in The New York Times on 26 March 1993. It is a photograph of a frail famine-stricken boy, initially believed to be a girl, who had collapsed in the foreground with a vulture eyeing him from nearby. The child was reported to be attempting to reach a United Nations feeding center about a half mile away in Ayod, Sudan,(now South Sudan), in March 1993.

In 1993, Kevin Carter snapped the now famous photo in South Sudan while covering the famine plaguing the country, as well as the international relief efforts in response. When the picture first appeared in The New York Times, it ignited a firestorm that included both condemnations and congratulations for Carter. Most notably, the photo won him the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography. Not long after, Carter committed suicide, unable to process the horrors he had witnessed in South Sudan. His end adds yet another layer of tragedy to this somber tale.

While on the way to a United Nations feeding center, a young boy – initially mistaken for a girl – had stopped to rest, exhausted by starvation. As his parents had likely gone ahead to collect food, the emaciated child lay vulnerable, attracting the attention of a vulture. Many people are familiar with this picture from the South Sudan famine, but few know that the tragedy reaches far beyond the picture itself – it extends to the photographer, Kevin Carter.

Putting aside the allegations and agitations of the picture and tale, one thing which must mull over in the current scenario is that whatever may be our miraculous achievement in every walk of life by the human beings, still the stigma of hunger and malnutrition prevails and persists across the globe. By no means, the people of third world countries have made themselves free out of its grief grip. To substantiate our discussion, we must make a detailed study of hunger and malnutrition.

Hunger defines a short-term physical discomfort as a result of chronic food shortage, or in severe cases, a life-threatening lack of food. (National Research Council, 2006)

World hunger refers to hunger aggregated to the global level. Related terms include food insecurity and malnutrition. Food insecurity refers to limited or unreliable access to foods that are safe and nutritionally adequate (National Research Council, 2006). Malnutrition is a condition resulting from insufficient intake of biologically necessary nutrients (National Research Council, 2006). Although malnutrition includes both overnutrition and undernutrition, the focus for global hunger is undernutrition.

Malnutrition rates remain alarming: stunting is declining too slowly while wasting still impacts the lives of far too many young children.

Nearly half of all deaths in children under 5 are attributable to undernutrition; undernutrition puts children at greater risk of dying from common infections, increases the frequency and severity of such infections, and delays recovery. We are still far from a world without malnutrition.

Measures of child undernutrition are used to track development progress. In the Post-2015 Development Era, estimates of child malnutrition will help determine whether the world is on track to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals – particularly, goal 2 to “end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture”.

Poverty, Hunger, and Malnutrition:

Child malnutrition hurts cognitive function and contributes to poverty by impeding people’s ability to lead productive lives. Poverty is the leading cause of hunger, but poverty also results from hunger, in a cyclical relationship. In spite of the importance of childhood nutrition and significant progress in the last 25 years, global childhood hunger is still rampant.

  • According to WHO sources, Overall, 5.6 million children under age five died in 2016, nearly 15,000 daily. The risk of a child dying before five years of age is highest in Africa (76.5 per 1000 live births), about 8 times higher than in Europe (9.6 per 1000 live births)
  • As per the report of UNICEF approximately 3.1 million children die from undernutrition each year ). Hunger and undernutrition contribute to more than half of global child deaths, as undernutrition can make children more vulnerable to illness and exacerbate the disease.
  • Children who are poorly nourished suffer up to 160 days of illness each year. Undernutrition magnifies the effect of every disease including measles and malaria. The estimated proportions of deaths in which undernutrition is an underlying cause are roughly similar for diarrhea (61%), malaria (57%), pneumonia (52%), and measles (45%) Malnutrition can also be caused by diseases, such as the diseases that cause diarrhea, by reducing the body’s ability to convert food into usable nutrients
  • 66 million primary school-age children attend classes hungry across the developing world, 23 million who live in Africa, which greatly impacts their ability to learn (World Food Programme [WFP].

Source: Mercy Corps, 2018

Every year Welthungerhilfe together with Concern Worldwide publishes world hunger Index to make aware of the impoverished and malnourished. Still, crores of children die out starvation and deprived of basic amenities. Rich nations instead of increasing their imperialism must pay attention to such vulnerable and gut-wrenching issues. It is a wakeup call for all of us.

 

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