Kairna in UP, which lies north of Delhi and Meerut got its bad name as it was reported that hundreds of Hindu businessman and local population had fled their homes and livelihood due to numerous cold blooded daylight murders of its community by gangs – which naturally sent shock waves. It was also reported that the gangs made up mostly Muslims who targeted almost exclusively Hindu citizens for ransom money, local youths harass young Hindu girls and other crimes. In addition, due to earlier UP governments, these gangs enjoyed political patronage with less fear of police action. Not any more.
It is reported that police under the new government has arrested over 50 criminals and a few of the leaders were killed in police encounters. Normalcy is slowly returning. Further, the adverse demographic mix of the Hindus and Muslims have not helped. This mix which was 52-48% Hindu to Muslim in 2011 is now more than mostly over 92% Muslim. But so what? Why should any Indian have to run from their homes due to lack of personal safety in any community – this certainly does not feel like an India most are familiar with?
Sadly, such events have taken place in Kashmir, continues in Bengal and even in Kerala. Most of our media does it best to hush it up – yet another shock.
- 24 Jan 2018
By law, property left behind by those who left India for Pakistan or China and took up respective citizenship during partition are treated as enemy property. So far, nearly 9,500 enemy properties have been confirmed with a estimated value of Rs. 1 lakh crore which are to be auctioned by the Indian Government – with the proceeds going to government coffers. The government advises that nearly 9,300 properties were left behind by those became Pakistan citizens and nearly 200 by those who became Chinese citizens. Even though these properties are spread all over India, the biggest chunk are in Uttar Pradesh (4,991) followed by Bengal (2,735) followed by Delhi (487).
Source: Indian Express
- 22 Jan 2018
Crude posters in Amethi, UP which is Rahul Gandhi’s Lok Sabha constituency came up showing PM Modi in Ravan’s avatar. While a few do worship Ravan, a brahmin for his valor and intellect, he is considered a villan by the vast majority. So naturally given the popular view of Ravan, such posters serve to insult both PM Modi and his lakhs and crores of his followers. Nobody or group has claimed responsibility – but fingers are pointed towards Rahul Gandhi and the Congress party. While most free speech is protected by our constitution, and those behind these posters have clearly got the attention they were seeking, what else was the purpose of such posters? Are you trying to win votes?
Source: One India
- 16 Jan 2018
Based on a Allahabad High Court’s order, Uttar Pradesh now will require loudspeakers in public places to get prior permission and follow strict rules. No Loudspeakers can be used between 10pm to 6am without prior permission after 15 January 2018. Localities will be assigned as residential or commercial place and rules will vary. There will now be strict noise level limits at the edge of such places. The order applies to ALL religious places – masjids, temples, churches, gurudwaras, etc – and PRIOR PERMISSION WILL BE REQUIRED.
Loudspeaker serial numbers are to noted and tracked. THIS HAS TO BE A BIG RELIEF FOR ALL CITIZENS and there is one thing that has become uncontrollable and many might save even unbearable, but due to vote-bank politics nothing could be done. Almost any citizen is aware who the real culprits are. So it was quite funny to hear one Muslim cleric who welcomes this much needed Loudspeaker Ban Court order. But he noted further that “the government has to act to first check on the loudspeakers used in private functions such as marriages and political rallies. The use of loudspeakers at religious places is done for a very limited period of time.” Well you decide? But I think most would disagree with this cleric.
Source: India TV News
- 15 Jan 2018
A Muslim man from Bihar who has 5 daughters of ages 12, 9, 7, 4 and 2 threw from a moving train at night the oldest 4. One of the girls died and the other 3 survived with major injuries. The train was going from Patna to Jammu. It appears that the youngest was no thrown out as it was sleeping with her mother. When his wife asked what happened to the girls, the husband says – “fek diye“. And then, “who will feed five girls and arrange for their marriages“. The husband Iddu Mian got down in Jammu and is missing and the police are pursuing all leads. The only question is if you didn’t want children – girls or otherwise, why did you produce them?
Source: Hindustan Times
- 6 Nov 2017
With the kind of clarity we have rarely heard in recent time, the honourable Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh said:
1) [in Hindi] if during Eid I cannot stop the namaz being offered on roads. then I have no right to stop the celebration of Janmashtami at police stations. if he cannot stop the offering of namaz on roads during Eid, he has no right to stop celebration of Janmashtami at police stations.
2) what is an auspicious religious procession (Shiva devotees Kanwar Yatra) without “band baaja, microphones, DJs and music systems“, AND
3) if these are banned for this Yatra they should be banned in EVERY place of worship and if they cannot be, then these cannot be banned for the Yatra either.
Soooooooo much common sense and well said! You have truly spoken of equality and fairness to one and all.
Source: Indian Express
- 18 Aug 2017
Nearly 15 crore mid-day meals are served in government schools all across. Each state and district organizes these differently. In the states where these are considered well run, they are generally outsourced. But in the some other states like Bihar and UP, teachers are involved in both cooking the food and serving, a big issue as teachers are distracted from the important job of teaching. Government is looking at major overhauls both in the menu – the goal is to serve at least 450 calories and 12 grams of nutritious food, and how/who prepares and serves them.
Source: DNA India
- 17 Jul 2017
Telangana does it again by focusing only on giving top education of minorities. VOTE BANK POLITICS TO THE EXTREME. They spend hundreds and thousands of crores on such things while leaving out the majority. Previous state governments in many states have done this – Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka (currently), Kerala, and the list goes on. Sadly, such lop sided focus has not led to a very educated minorities. At the same time, the majority children don’t receive proper funding or facilities.
Source: The Hindu
- 26 Jun 2017
In a proactive move, Yogi Adityanath, chief minister of Uttar Pradesh has cancelled 15 holidays for schools, colleges and government, which were there to commemorate “great people”. The chief minister said, “special programmes will be held to educate school children about the great leaders. Many times, children don’t even know why the school has been closed.” Now that is real cutting edge thinking. Schools currently run only around 120 days as against a minimum of 220 days per year, so now the school year would increase as well as the working hours of the government.
Source: Times of India
- 7 May 2017
The new Uttar Pradesh government has shut-down essentially illegal slaughter house (not sure why they were operating in the first place). This has led to the expected shortage and a hike in prices. People are taking tofish instead and that is seeing a spike. There are reports that as this happened in the days before Navaratri when people load up on eating more meat than usual in preparation of the nine day Navaratri fasting when they are strictly vegetarian. But the slaughter house shutdown and the resulting price spike and shortages has totally disrupted their usual practice. Have you heard of something like this?
Source: The Hindu
- 30 Mar 2017
BJP’s Election Manifesto for UP was to ensure safety and remove harassment for girls and women. As promised, the government is forming anti-romeo squads in each police station. Each “squad” consists of 5 police personnel with 3 women and 2 men. They patrol schools, colleges, malls, markets and parks and other public areas to keep anti-social elements in check, women and girls safe. Presumably, an unstated objective could be to discourage love-jihad which people say involves using deceit to win over Hindu girls and then convert them to Islam, even if not voluntary. These moves which are the first of its kind at such a large scale, could be copied in other towns, cities and states.
Source: Indian Express
- 25 Mar 2017
43 year MP and Mahant of the Gorakhpur Temple was elected as the 32nd Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. Yogiji became the youngest MP of the Lok Sabha at the age of 26 and has continually won all elections as BJP MP of Gorakhpur constituency since 1988. Yogiji is very popular and is highly respected for the work he has done in his constituency for everyone.
Source: The Hitavada
- 20 Mar 2017
Uttar Pradesh was already divided as Uttarakhand comprising of hill section was carved out to be a state. Mayawati had passed a bill to divide UP into four states – Awadh, Pashchim Pradesh, Bundelkhand and Purvanchal. BJP won a landslide in UP and rules in the center and is a strong proponent of smaller and more governable smaller states. So it is only a matter of time that the largest state gets divided up. The recently held state elections could be the last of its kind for Uttar Pradesh as we know it.
Source: First Post
- 18 Mar 2017
One party has said that in Uttar Pradesh, which is in the midst of assembly polls, the government first asks for your religion and caste first and if it is not favorable – THEY WILL NOT GIVE YOU A LAPTOP. Obviously pretty shocking, and if true – how is the government able to get away with it?
Source: Indian Express
- 28 Feb 2017
Intelligence source have said 200 Pakistani terrorists have already entered Kashmir and 100 more are waiting to get pushed in by the Pakistani Army and ISI. Their plan to step up violence and go after both armed forces and soft targets both in Jammu & Kashmir and rest of India. The escalation of tension with Pakistan is also hitting Uttar Pradesh where 350 Pakistanis, who entered with valid visas, but have gone missing and not traceable Not surprisingly the state police is in a tizzy and is working with intelligence agencies to trace them.
Source: Daily Pioneer
- 9 Oct 2016