UP Chief Minister Shri Yogi Adityanath ji is coming under so much pressure to stop the Police action – or what media and opposition call “Police Encounters”.
Criminals and their political sympathiers are feeling so much heat, why because of the such results to date according to some sources:
* Over 1,200 police actions
* 40+ criminals killed
* 300+ criminals injured
* Nearly 3,000 arrested
* Nearly 150 surrendered
* SHOCKINGLY, CRIMINALS WANT TO STAY IN JAIL DESPITE GETTING BAIL HAVE HAD THEIR BAIL BONDS CANCELLED AND GONE BACK TO JAIL – doubt we have heard of this before.
So Uttar Pradesh and India says, Sir please continue your good work, we are with you even if a small section is blaming you!!!
Source: The Hindu
- 22 Feb 2018
India witnessed a moment of sheer amazement. Shri Janardan Mishra, BJP leader and Madhya Pradhesh minister as part of a routine school inspection found a toilet in a school in his Rewa district clogged learnt that children could not use it or shower. Instead of shouting instructions, he immediately got down on his knees and cleaned the toilet with his bare hands removing the clogged waste and soil. Not just that, as the young boys had not had a bath, he even helped some boys to have a bath and clipped some nails. Shri Mishra is a fan on PM Modi and a die hard believer in “Swacch Bharat“.
Following this, he went on to twitter and “ASKED PEOPLE TO TAKE THE OATH TO PROMOTE CLEANLINESS“.
Repeating this action may be difficult for many, but can we at least take the cleanliness oath at all times and all places -> and try to live by it? WHILE THIS SOUNDS LIKE BOLLYWOOD BUT ACTUALLY IT HAPPENED IN THE REAL INDIA.
Source: Indian Express
- 20 Feb 2018
Our media makes fun when we say “love-jihad” or when Hindu girls (or Sikh or Christian girls) when they elope or get tricked and elope Muslim boys, then get forced to convert to Islam. If it is natural love and if it goes both ways meaning woman is either Muslim or of another community and marries a man of another community, then each maintains their religion or converts either way, most people would say it feels fair. Recently, Ankit Saxena was in love with Shehzadi – a Muslim girl. In broad daylight, Ankit neck was slit and he was butchered – the girl’s family has admitted to the murder. The media wants to bury the story as a family dispute – but the issue is much bigger.
Some key questions that are being asked are – “IS CONVERSION FROM HINDUISM TO ISLAM A HUMAN RIGHT IN A SECULAR COUNTRY BUT NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND? ALSO, EVERY INDIAN HAS A RIGHT TO KNOW WHETHER THE RIGHT TO CONVERSION IS ONLY A ONE WAY STREET TO ISLAM? Were there theological underpinning to Ankit’s brutal murder?
In a similar vein, Chandan was shot to death in UP as he was shouting slogans against Pakistan – why did this anger some Indians so much that led to murder?
Source: Daily Pioneer
- 16 Feb 2018
Cyclone Gita with wind speeds of over 230km/hour and the eye of the cyclone of over 100 kilometers inflicted major damage to the Kingdom of Tonga in the South Pacific – not seen in over 60 years. The Kingdom of Tonga is a country of 176 islands with only 40 inhabited, is near the Fiji islands.
Fiji islands has over 40% of its people of Indian origin who had migrated which could be why the cyclone is named Cyclone “Gita” – the sacred book that is familiar to all of us in India.
Source: The Guardian
- 15 Feb 2018
India recently imposed a record fine of Rs. 136 crore on Google for discriminatory search which was only a real small hit to Google. But the issue is much bigger for India and every other country (with the exception of USA as these companies are based there) who face serious threats from all the major technology companies – Facebook, Amazon, Google and Apple.
1) Through our smartphones and our apps they seem to monitor all our citizens and even try to influence their social and political preferences,and they try to crush competitive businesses. The read our texts and emails and track our movements and habits, what we say and to who we talk to. Due to our searches they know our likes and dislikes. Even facial recognition is starting to learn more about us. All this data which tech companies consider so valuable is likely stored and analyzed overseas without our permission.
2) Indian regulators need to consider if these companies have become technology monopolies. These silicon valley tech moguls have admitted that they copy or steal from competitors, and if all else fails, they acquire them.
3) Look at Amazon – it is practically moving into all industries and destroying all competition – in India also, as is Uber doing..
India must learn from China – either we must restrict or shut these tech companies and allow our own startups to form, thrive and grow. Else, very soon we will be controlled by these non-India tech companies who want to be masters of the world or acting on behalf of their own governments.
- 14 Feb 2018
Over 120 crore people are enrolled in Aadhaar and India is adding one the size of Singapore each week to Aadhaar. Advanced countries and mostly smaller ones have it like social security numbers, and given India’s size, it should provide much greater benefits.
So what are these:
- for businesses it helps to avoid bloat in their expenses when adding new customer or employees;
- for government it prevent leakages like lakhs of ghost teachers on the government payroll;
- for individuals – once you have the Aadhaar, there is now no discrimination about who / what demographic you are;
- wherever you go in India from Kerala to Arunachal Pradesh – you would get the same experience;
- if you had faced a disaster – Aadhaar should allow to get back your identify and eventually life, and much more.
Further state-of-the-art can be made to it, and government needs to provide better education about it and how it should be used. Surely, these will all happen in time, but all in all AADHAAR IS GREAT THING AND GOOD FOR INDIA…
- 13 Feb 2018
In remarkable candid comments, the chairman of the UP Shia Waqf board has said that Muslims who oppose the Ram Janmabhoomi temple should go to Pakistan or Bangladesh or join ISIS, and fundamentalist clerics are trying to destroy the country and they should migrate to Pak. And secular Muslims have never been against building the temple in Ayodhya as it is a sacred place for Hindus. In the past, the chief had even suggested that children studying in madrassas turn to terrorism, and state and central governments should consider banning all madrassas and initiate inquiries into them. Certainly some fresh and courageous remarks to think about…
Source: Times of India
- 12 Feb 2018
Of the 38 lakh students registered for 10th standard board exam and 28 lakh students registered for the 12th standard board exams, over 5 lakh students were no shows – a number higher than past years. The UP government is trying to crack down on mafia that has been involved in massive cheating in exams. Many measures are being taken so exams can be conducted in a fair and safe manner: all exam centers are under CCTV, Special Task Force (STF) teams are conducting surprise inspections and other. These teams have studied all the possible ways cheating takes place including appearing in an exam as someone else, changing answer sheets before they reach evaluation centers and several others. This is a great effort and the UP GOVERNMENT IS TRYING HARD TO MAKE EXAMS FAIR AND FREE FROM ALL TYPES OF COPYING AND CHEATING.
- 9 Feb 2018
There are over 5 lakh Indians waiting for US Green Cards and some have been waiting and waiting and waiting. Now due to country specific quotas and restrictions, the wait could run for 25+ years for both skilled immigrants and family based immigration. The long delay with skilled immigrants is the individual has to be with the same job for many years, and cannot go for a job change. Family members get stuck in limbo with no ability to travel or work for years if not decades. So now Indian Americans and organizations are lobbying to make it faster for both physicians, skilled immigrants and family members with an fair and expanded quota so the waiting periods are reasonable.
- 8 Feb 2018
India amended the Hindu succession act in September 2005 which resulted in daughters getting equal share and rights to inherited & ancestral property. However, this amendment only applied to daughters born after this date – quite odd right?
There was much confusion as multiple state and lower courts interpreted this amendment differently – some made it applicable to all daughters and others to only those born after this amendment.
In a sensible move, regardless of the true intent of this 2005 amendment which is law, the Supreme Court has clarified and EXPANDED THIS LAW SUCH THAT ALL LIVING & DECEASED DAUGHTERS REGARDLESS OF WHEN THEY WERE BORN, ARE ENTITLED TO EQUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS WITH SONS.
Source: Daily Pioneer
- 7 Feb 2018