On Republic Day, per news reports, certain nationalist groups took out what seemed to be a normal and routine Tiranga Yatra on the Mathura-Bareilly highway of Kasganj district, which were met with stone throwing as they were passing through a Muslim majority are. These led to further communal clashes and gun fighting which lead to the death of 16 year old Chandan Abhishek. Intensive house to house searches were being conducted and deadly started and explosives were found. Many things are shocking here: clashes during Tiranga Yatra – should there be restrictions on this (some controls understandable), the presence of so much of explosives in houses, and the senseless loss of life, injuries and loss to public property.
Source: Business Standard
- 29 Jan 2018
Outgoing US president was successful on the India front only due to PM Modi. We should all remember that PM Modi, then as Chief Minister of Gujarat – his visa was denied by the US government, in part due to letter written by 65+ Indian MPs, christian evangelical organizations and some Bollywood and other citizens. People thought our PM would nver forget the damage done to him. However, Prime Minister was willing to overlook everything for the sake of the country and even so. He had his first meeting with President Obama in 3 months in the US, followed by several others, when he was invited to attended the Republic Day. India and US became natural allies, and several defense agreements were signed. All of this leading to the Indo-US relationship being the most successful of Obama foreign policy achievements.
- 23 Jan 2017
We celebrate yet another Republic day and the progress of the country and the sacrifices of freedom fighters, soldiers and police forces. The most important reason for celebration is the adoption of the Indian Constitution on 26 January, 1950 at 10:18am, IST – Indian Standard Time of course.
- 26 Jan 2016
As we celebrate the Republic Day, in a shocking saga, NCERT books have chopped the life and struggles of freedom fighters such as Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Swami Vivekananda and many other from a few pages to a few sentences. And 36 national revolutionaries who were key to winning freedom find NO mention.
- 26 Jan 2016