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Mr. Sen is a good economist not a politician to understand the situation of the nation. I do not agree with him. He may be expert in economics it does't mean he can truly analyse the political status of a nation. I appreciate MODI Government for taking such a brave step. I dont know when Kashmiri Pandits were thrown out from their home land this so called economist said a single word or not.
The opposition & sane Indian people need to learn something from the Hong Kong protestors!
Highly informative and very well written article. Thanks so much to the author.
The selection committee has made some wrong choices, the Sports Ministry must over see the recommendation and make a fair choice, Sanjay Bhardwaj has been chosen for a life time Dronacharya award becoz he happened to coach Gautam Gambhir, Amit Mishra, Unmuktchand. But the efforts of a veteran coach have totally been ignored, the coach who trained the U-15 World Cup winning Junior team-Cricket with powerful players like Mohammad Kaif, Haryana Cricket team captained by Kapil Dev who won both the Ranjhi trophy and Irani trophy and further more trained several cricketers at the Haryana Government Cricket Academy where more than 9 cricketers went on to play international Cricket, spearheaded the making of the Nahar Singh Stadium in Faridabad has been ignored. Apart from having a stellar cricketing career himself, Mr. Sarkar Talwar has not yet been recognised for his efforts even though under his guidance a team won the biggest tournament of the World defeating Pakistan in Lords in the year 1996.
The man who ran a private academy for years and trained only a couple of celebrity cricketers is chosen over someone who worked with the government for years for the betterment of the Sport and showed amazing Results.
I have personally learned cricket from Sarkar Sir, and i feel this is injustice. The Media must highlight such cases, just like Shri Jaspal Rana could have run a private academy and earned millions but chose to coach the Indian Junior Team which produced amazing results.
I think that Shastri has done enough to deserve another term. Complacency is unlikely as the Test championship will keep us on our toes. The talent bank is over flowing (Shaw, Gill, Shreyas, Vihari, Saini, Chahars) and it's only a question of nurturing these guys. The one day WC is 4 years away. The T20 WC comes around in 2020 but that has never been our focus. So that's OK.
An excellent article, indeed. Kudos.
What remains to be seen is whether the state takes stern disciplinary action against the errant police officials, after following due process of inquiry and law.
Writer has hit the nail on its head. Further , even in high courts there is no data which can inform public as to how many criminal/ civil appeals have been finally decided by particular bench in a quarter.
Disposals of misc. applications only can not take the country forward on judicial reforms. In fact these are petty matters tagged with long pending appeals.
I think this review has by no means justice, I am on the final leg of the series. And I found it rather legitimate and a breath of fresh air, it went from a gangster's narrative to a Doomsday conspiracy. I don't know agree with scroll , there moment's of pondering that quite accurate, I have personally known of ashram's dabbling with mind alerting substances, in facet a South Indian university, run by a god-woman was rumoured to have added libido netrualising agents into the milk it's student's drank .
What more can one ask for, I honestly think everyone has a perspective and are free to have one. However let's not forget the energy, the art and the script that has gone into it.
Definitely made my Independence day!
Kudos to Scroll.
The whole notion of various people making a clarion call for abstaining our independence day commemoration, in the light of the recent revocation of Article 370, is preposterous, for the fact that it's a bit rich to demean and denigrate a day made to remember our greatest heroes of freedom struggle, in the name of a deplorable act done by the present right-wing ruling dispensation. Neither is there anything for us to cherish about the Sangh Parivar on what they have done to the country till now, nor what they did during our freedom struggle! Rather our celebration should be a refutation to their idea of India.
The British or rather Europeans and the Americans have a history of dividing land which they had taken over as a result of their imperialistic conquests, in a manner which would ensure that that particular area would remain in a perpetual state of conflict. To name a few India and Pakistan, North and South Korea, Israel and Palestine. divisions based upon political ideology, religion and ethnic lines was the only basis for division of the land. In Rwanda also they tried there best to divide along ethnic lines, the result of which are still evident. Vietnam and Germany are the two examples which come to my mind which were successful to overcome this divide. I think India and Pakistan could learn something from these two examples and move forward.
The thing worth noting is that no one is being the devils advocate or questioning the government on its policies they are either celebrating them or mocking those who are trying to question, the point where same pr exercise video of ajit doval was circulated everywhere the mea initial denial of protests and then their backtrack and the constant propaganda of lies has plagued the political scenario today. Media which was supposed to be one imp pillor of democracy has just become an extended arm of the government. And yes its coverage of kashmir most certainly is biased.
Whether or not this decision takes proper effect depends only on how it's managed on ground.
Demonetization was a good step, but extremely poorly managed. GST is great, but on ground management is poorer than a school boy's.
If this sensitive thing isn't managed properly on ground, this will lead to a far greater disaster.
The post is not based on facts as far as the firing in OIL Duliajan is concerned. Mr Ajit Sarmah of Jorhat was the Resident Chief of OIL, Duliajan at that time. The central government took decision to stop the oil blockade by picketers any how -if necessary by force and consequently, the magistrate on duty ordered firing in which several persons were killed and many were injured. Sensing the worsening situation and mounting tension, Mr Ajit Sarma resigned in a face saving bid. Mr Robi Mitra was the next senior official who was really a gentleman with good intention. He went to see the people who were hospitalised considering it his duty. As ill luck would have it, the unruly and violent mob dragged him out of his official car and bit him to death. Thus he was a victim by accident. The firing was ordered not for killing of Robi Mitra as written in the post. Rather he was a victim of.the fallout of the firing.
Profound article written by Mukul Kesavan. It unveils the BJP led NDA Govt. unscrupulous move in Scrapping 370 and re-making Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories. It also unravels the disingenuous and hypocrisy of the so-called liberals, who have become proxies for the Govt. of the day. Their commitment to free speech and a secular politics is submerged under the deluge of authoritarian & majoritarian rule.
However the twitteratti may react, the Message was on environment. It was meant for Indian audience which is majorly hindi speaking and also international audience to show India's commitment to environment protection.
Gandhi was thinking deeply about everything in that way there’s bound to be mistakes. Holocaust is no laughing matter. But we should not reject Gandhi.
Yes the Congress looks like a spent force in its current form. Only die-hard ardent followers believe in them. But a greater part of the voting population still does hope that they redeem themselves and get of the baggage of dynastic politics, especially the one at the helm. There is a certain frustration and people feel disheartened to see that able leadership that's there in the party is never given the opportunity. Local capable leaders are almost always brushed aside and have to toe the central command. Remember most regional parties are breakaways from the Congress and goes to show that local leaders felt frustrated within the party's governance framework, if they have one in the first place. Well if they reform, good. Else, I am sure, if democracy thrives, then down the line, there will be someone to fill up the space and provide sensible leadership .
Commendable efforts from your side. There are now only select few media house who are concerned with India and common people.
It is leading from back. Nelson Mandela has experimented on this type of leadership trait and found it successful.
The leader has to build pressure at the bottom. If they do well, naturally the leader's (and Party's) fame goes up. And that is the ultimate objective of Mr Modi and Mr Shah
It is one thing to criticise a political development, however strongly. That is the right of every individual.
It is another thing entirely to drag in the world' s greatest epic in justification of a set of facile and dubious conclusions. In attempting a bogus analogy, the author mixes up his Mahabharata timeline , shows inadequate understanding of the motives and roles of some of the principal players and ,ultimately, makes a hash of his arguments . Fortunately, nobody would be taken in by this pathetic attempt at shallow scholarship.
In the future, he had better stick to areas that he really understands.
The Home Ministry should offer free journalistic coverage of the Kashmir life. The authorities need not be afraid of an independent reporting if they have nothing to be afraid of
The fears that you have expressed feel palatable in the present circumstances but are unfounded to say the least. Take your mind back to prei dependent India where Muslims and Hindus and Sikhs and Parsis and people from every other religion, caste and creed fought the British together. The big divide started when our ex-colonial masters sowed the seeds of separatism with their infamous Divide and Rule policy. Then partition happened and scarred the community psyche out of proportions. In the 50's to 70's barring some stray incidents the Indian public at large buoyed by some secular jingoism from Bollywood was well on it's way to having normal behavior amongst each other when Congress and some parties unleashed the deadly weapon of Appeasement ..of Muslims and Dalits...purely to garner votes during elections. Appeasement included reservations, special privileges, regularing settlement of illegal immigrants etc etc. Our dirty neighbourhood was more than happy to take advantage and fueled the Muslims to become anti-hindus..and they succeeded to more than their own expectations in Kashmir. Then came the Modi government riding high on a resurgent mass Hindu sentiment who think this is a good moment to undo what the previous dispensations had done. One needs to be patient for things to settle down. Once the present euphoria of a so-called Hindu renaissance ebbs..sanity will prevail and there will be peace and brotherhood once more.
Can you actually point out the statement which implies that technology will result in job losses?? I was a part of this conference and not a single speaker spoke about job losses. Wonder where are you getting this from??
It's a shameless sentence said by the BJP MLA. Don't you have mothers and sisters in your house. Besides does BJP abolished Article 370 just to marry Kashmiri women. This shows the real difference between the Kashmiris and the people of other states. If this is the mentality of a representative I can't imagine what would be the level of mentality of those people who support him. These type of people are a curse for our country. Also Do you really think you would really go to Kashmir and ask someone to marry you and she would agree. Kashmiri women would prefer to die rather to marry you. Maybe you can try it in jammu with dogries or dalits but not in Kashmir.
Because IT IS KASHMIR NOT UP
In Kashmir there is no value of money. They only have respect for their principles, manners ,self respect, and a clean soul. Not for the people having such mentality.
It was ours
It is ours
It will be ours
N also I would really appreciate if you would say the same sentence in Kashmir in front of any Kashmiri.
I am dam sure they will teach you your lifes best lesson and for ever.
Maybe that would be your lifes last lesson you will learn and the best one.
Being in media does not permit anybody to flout rules. Irrespective of their status in the Media, they are subject to same laws as any other Indian. Prima facie the Roys appear to have committed offences. It is justified to prevent them from leaving country in light of the cases pending against them.
During the NDA 1 rule the goverment unreasonably big emphasis on fiscal deficit . For controlling deficit it increased fuel price to unreadable heights , made public sector companies pay dividend from reserves, even RBI had to pay dividend out of its reserves, increased tax etc whereby there is no 'consumer surplus' in the system. The present govt also increased the fuel price to meet the government's expenses. We are in a vicious circle. Government will increase the price of essential items (mostly items of price in-elasticity) , it will reduce consumption in other products and eventually spiral negative growth. Only solution for govt is to reduce unproductive expenses and increase outlay on investments and increase employment.
Breakdown of communications and clampdown on political leaders, leaving the people without freedom of movement and choice.. The suspension of democracy is most worrying. Without considering the means how can we achieve lasting peace? Without trusting the people of Kashmir, how do we build harmony and open dialogue.
It’s a given that there should have been trials. There is a reason all advanced sporting nations who have a system in place conduct trials across sports.
But even if you ignore this for once, the form reason being given by BFI is totally absurd. There is so little that separates the two. Nikhat lost a very close bout (3-2) to Mary in Semis. Won a Silver in Thai tournament (with decent field) against Mary’s Gold in President cup, Indonesia against a low grade field of 2nd/3rd in line boxers from Australia and Vietnam.
And are we really deciding form on just two tournaments? It’s clear Mary has used her power here to influence BFI. And as always it is with Indian NSFs with no vision and planning in place, they fucked up!!
This is the saddest and most heart-felt piece I have read since this madness started...most people would mock and not understand. Thank you for writing this..
what difference would the name make to the common man on the street
The battle between Steve Smith and Virat Kohli for the mantle of "the best test batsman of the generation" reminds me of the same battle between Ricky Ponting and Sachin Tendulkar. It's great to see these two great cricketing nations producing batting geniuses, generations after generations. These duels only enrich the cricket.
Many controversies are there. Tansen couldn't be with Adarang Sadarang. They were his great great grand sons.
2. Origin of Khyal is Rupak Prabandh.
3. Muhammad Shah (Rangile ) was of 18th century not 17th.
A few more points are already there.
I can understand brother your feelings and anxieties. We all are with you but this also a fact that valley is being fuel by militants and separatist and kashmir never felt secure for last 70 years. This decision could be make the valley prosper and peaceful once again and will retain it's identity of 'heaven of earth' . Don't belive such foolish mentality buying lands etc and all that . I am sure you will sooner able to meet your family and gift you sister.
All india and your indian always with you.
Have I violated any of your posting guidelines, looking to the pendency of approval for my post. Please do enlighten. It would help me meet your standards of civility in future posts!
We can keep talking ad nauseum about technicalities, but lose the bigger question about -
- Aspirations of Ladakhi people
- Settlement of Rohingyas by the state government, while not allowing Settlement of Indians
- increasing influence of Pakistan on the locals
- many more
It's very easy to romanticize the Kashmir but the ground realities has to be handled.
The government step is in the right direction.
A great soul full of compassion.
A true daughter of Mother India.
The death of Sushma Swaraj is an insurmountable loss not only to the country but also to the people she loved.
Call it anarchy or tyranny or any other fancy word you may wish to but in nature, it was the most decisive step taken by the government post independence. When people say that the government should have tried to get the consent of the stakeholders aka separatist, why don't we realise they have been resisting it for the past 70 yrs.Scrapping the section 370 is anarchy then what good it does to the state faced with stone pedling and terrorism. The mainstream politicians have cashed the section to get votes. Be it the tranditional kashmiri handlooms or tourism which flourishes only for a few months, only few business has been flourishing. If the state government would have been so 'pro kashmiri', the state would not be in such a dreaded state. Section 370 ensured J&K was an integral part of India,why can't it just be a part of India like any other state.
Andrew Whitehead's book called 'A mission in Kashmir, gives an unbiased account of precisely what happened in Kashmir in 1947. The NWFP Pakistani Pathan tribesmen were sent into Kashmir to rape, murder and loot people. Thousands of Hindu Pandits, Sikh and Christian Kashmiris were murdered.
This proxy terrorist action by Pakistani paymasters have been in play for the last 70 years. This is what has decimated the 'Kashmiri identity'.
Also read 'Looking back' by lord chief justice Mehr Chand Mahajan regarding the politics behind Kashmir in 1947 and what took place.
Then look at the current narratives.
Article 370 was a temporary measure says the govt. So are some other provisions in the constitution. For example, reservations. Will BJP government rescind it?
Govt may have a strong reason for bifurcating the state and an obvious reason for turning it into a UT.
We may talk of democratic process to resolve the issue but kashmiri leaders had their own self interest in keeping the kettle boiling so they should not be complaining.
BJP has taken an initiative after 72 years to resolve the unfinished agenda of partition. Lets all welcome it.
Please read the Instrument of Accession of J&K. It has no special provisions. It has language identical to every other princely state. J&K merged with India like any other. Article 370 came about after, after the Indian Constitution was written. It came as a Presidential decree. It is now going out as a Presidential decree. Don't distort facts.
This is suicidal move,to scrap article 370 and 35A by presidential order amounts to infringement of constitution itself,to demolish Babri Masjid in the year 1992 was the first historic blunder by Bjp regime and scrapping of article 370 and 35 A is second historic blunder by BJP regime
It is like putting the whole country on the mouth of volcano! We will have to face international ramifications and even lead to war when our economy is in doldrums! It seems the time has come for the people of india to suffer a lot in the immediate future!
Modi and Amit shah know how to take bull by the horns. They have assured good securiry in Kashmir as a precursor to some big political announcement, probably of repealing of article 370.
we love you Narendra Modi. Solve this kashmir problem once and for all. Only you can do it.
Marvellous victory for the pair.hope we see more of these wins in future also.
Saini has come along at just the right time when many of our top pacers were facing a huge workload from INternationals and were in danger of burnout. His pace was surprising, considering it came off a fairly wiry frame.
He may have to avoid the full tosses , since they could be adjudged as a danger to batsmen and result in disqualification.
Not only does the author have to be alive, some prizes require the shortlisted authors to confirm their attendance at the event. In case they're not attending, they are certainly not going to win, they're told. Imagine the plight of an author who then has to travel across continents, at his/her own expense, to be at the ceremony and still has no guarantee that he/she is going to win. #TrueStory
But credit where it's due: The JCB team, for example, that invested in strategic partnerships to ensure their shortlisted books were stocked well and visible in bookshops. There was a definite spike in sales and buzz around those books.
Indeed, we need literary prizes to do more for the book(s) being rewarded -- a lot more than a ceremonial handshakes, prize monies and cocktail evenings.
This is an article by someone who is really devoted to scholarship. I wonder if this article will have any impact on people who have never introspected in their life.
why doesn't scroll give this kind of proportional representation in its own company
The system itself has become so critical that many genuine citizens of India can not pove their citizenship. The whole system of the process should be audited by some third party. It also to be checked whether all the cases have been evaluated in same scale.
More consumption will destroy all natural resources, climate, and other life. More production more consumption more exploitation is not growth. We must take care of the population, unequal distribution of wealth. We also should look after overseas production unit. The Americans using other land, labour natural resources, water and climate to keep their economy going. We are over saturated here and must explore new avenue. The Indian population can kill any economy with such small geographical area.
Good news! There is still some place where rationality and sensible journalism is appreciated. That is the best part of it. As far Ravish Kumar's work, every sensible person admires that.
Americans are at least 50 years ahead of us in scientific advancement. Americans are said to be keeping aside good bars equivalent to their dollar currency notes printed. Counterfeit US dollars currency notes are almost nil because that is the sort of technology they use in printing currency notes. On the other hand we could not even produce the sort of paper required to print our currency notes until recently and imported the said paper from country like Chechi Slovakia!
At least there is one American in the list of Nobel prize winners, every time the said list is announced. What about we Indians?
Simply the comparison is incomprehensible.
Assam NRC was mock test for Govt of India.
Nehru create wonderful education institutions, that is the base of Chandrakant and present culture and democracy system. What is the Modis service to our country. Honestly says in future India is face lot of problems.
If a social practice is made null and void in law, yet large sections of the society practice, or at lease state their determined intent to continue such practice - is there any other way but to declare the practice as a criminal offence? Child marriages were made null and void in law ages ago, yet this practice prevails in several places, some even enjoying legitimacy under the guise of customary law. Child marriage had to be declared into a criminal offence in order to curtail (if not totally eliminate) the practice.
While a good read, there are some minor flaws. You don’t address the Chinese or even the Thais by their second name. It is usually the first, which is the surname. So, Zhao Tao is Zhao and not Tao, unless you are very, very close to the person, even then it is usually the full name! the same is true for the brilliant Jia Zhangke. He is Jia and not Zhangke!! Thaksin Shinawatra in Thailand is Thaksin and NOT Shinawatra!!! When the Chinese President Xi Jinping visited India, the papers and even the TV channels were full of “Jinping” … that’s embarrassing though nothing like calling him “eleven” on television!!! They are our neighbours, for god’s sake, no harm in knowing them better or a little more than promoting ignorance, especially as Xi is supposed to visit India again I think in October!!!
Tasteless comments on India's right wing at the start of article. Also reflects a lack of understanding of how ideologies evolve over time. In 50's those with Nehruvian leanings had access to academic and scholastic environments within India and abroad. Those who did not, were actively ostracized. Had they been accepted a part of the intellectual mainstream then, we would have a far more articulate and mature Right by today. It is true that when the BJP came to power in 2014, there was a bit of irrational exuberance of the Right. Flying vimana theories were being bandied right and left. 5 years later, it is far more sober. Newer more nuanced articulate voices are gaining ground as India's natural talent pool integrates itself with the centers of power. Ideologies are not created in a vacuum. And they are not absolute. They are dynamic and they evolve and mature under political support. The Right never had that chance in India.
The divisive language used by various BJP elements to garner votes has made the bhakts gain confidence after BJP won , can these 60+14 defenders disagree to this .
During election campaigning several hate speeches are recorded in news , internet WhatsApp. Any one observing this dangerous trend should know that their next generation is in trouble. Indians are known for tolerance and accepted internationally during yesteryears due to this tolerant mindset. Sowing a divisive mindsets even in kids books will set a bad trend for future.
NRC process in Assam has brought into light the loopholes of the administration towards protecting the rights of the genuine citizens .To keep Illegal foreigners issue as burning topic by political parties, the system has been mismanaged . Be it Manju Devi or retired Army major Sanaullah, who was sent to detention camp but now on bail after court interference, the hypocrisy behind the entire foreigner detection process has now become entirely doubtful.
Excellent analysis of the present situation in our country on judicial accountability.The sum and substance of the lecture is that judicial independence does not imply immunity from judicial accountability.
Suitable in house disciplinary procedure systems need to be devised with statutory backing apart from being concerned with only impeachment of judges guilty of misconduct.Justice Shah’s suggestions should be taken forward by the powers that be.
The BJP core is silent when minorities are lynched, beaten up or forced to chant "Jai Ramji ki." However if the BJP leadership makes attempts to reach out to minorities, the minorities must reciprocate and welcome such overtures. It takes two to achieve a rapprochement.
Why such news isn't published in ToI, NDTV, Swarajya, OPed, News minute, etc. Are these medias so ashamed for news reporting unbiased. It is not nationalism when u are silent when our national is spoiling our image globally. Appreciate scroll for its boldness.
9. Green building authority to enforce Solar, Water conservation, on site Green waste management, Fixed Carbon cap to force developers to reduce water loss by using water conserving sanitary fittings.
10. Asthetics approving authority to control the aura of the city by conserving and promoting design styles like Art Deco like London and New York has to not allow for glass cladded eyesores that most of Mumbai skyscrapers are becoming, which are not only asthetically displeasing, but also heatup the surroundings by reflecting sunlight.
11.Complete Redevelopment of Dadar, Bandra, Thane, Kurla Stations which have stampede like conditions because of the high footfall and increasing circulation area by adding elevated decks and commercial towers above to make it financially viable
12.Legalised Market Buildings adjoint to Railway Stations to reduce hawker menace like Singapores Hawker Plazas
13. Water Management for exploring more water sources for Mumbai Metro Region.
14. Surveillance System expansion over MMR which is currently limited to BMC limits, to improve Policing and reduction of crime.
15.Investing in Tourism development of places in Mumbai to increase revenue from Tourism and increasing marketiblity of Mumbai to Businesses
16. Improve education infrastructure to promote values and develop minds of young poor kids to become global citizens. And improve in localised research of the Geology and History of city to tackle future problems and document the city.
This is somewhat appears to be troublesome but one has to follow the necessary rule and guidelines as per law established.It will be no denying the fact that whatever the law is made that law should help people and the people in the bench who sits for applying law should be careful so that any genuinity not having clash with law. It is hoped that genuinity once again will fly it's wings in this case.
I have always wondered what the adage, “Barking up the wrong tree” means. I finally have an answer.
Till the time Virat is the captain, no matter who you bring in as the coach , there would still be frictions & confrontations within the team especially if the coach has a strong personality & views. Virat is an extremely egoistic guy who doesn't want anyone to question his ways of working & is now so used to having absolute power & supreme authority that he will not let anyone survive unless that person is a yes man which shaggy, I mean shastri is.........saurav gangly is the best man for the job but then again in a few months either saurav will b out like anil kumble or Virat will lose his captaincy .
All the institutions in India are under the severe threat either for misappropriation of funds or for misuse of powers. Supreme court is also not exception. All most all nationalised banks,insurance companies, Reserve Bank and election commission as well under the scanner.
Humanitarian Approach Towards the people likely to be affected due to Revision of NRC in Assam.
I wish to bring to the notice of all regarding the most inhuman decision taken in independent India. An exercise of revision of the NRC in Assam, is being carried on, to identify the settlers from Bangladesh, who are declared illegal under the revised definition, in the state of Assam. These persons are living in Assam for many years after immigrating from Bangladesh during India’s ‘War of Bangladesh’ in March 1971. These persons are being identified and stripped off their Indian citizenships. These people are basically helpless people, mainly Bengali speaking and almost without any political clout. These are law abiding people and are hardworking as well as sincere in nature. As per media reports, the number of such persons whose names are being struck off from the National Register of Citizens in Assam, is more than forty lakh. The revision of NRC will lead to disastrous consequences and violate the basic philosophy of Hindu or Indian spirit of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’.
In case government wants to proceed ahead with the revision of NRC in Assam, alternate arrangements are to be put in place for these forty lakh people. It is an enormous job. it is suggested that a Union Territory (UT) may be carved out in the NE States of India. I suggest an area along the border with China may be earmarked for the purpose and create a new home for these forty lakh people.
Absolutely spectacular the sky in Mumbai yesterday it was extremely clear and visibility was there for a very long distance so beautiful and green because of the rains I hope in Mumbai we save water and learn to respect nature.
He had a strike rate of around 140 in death overs in this world cup excluding Afghanistan game. Please check your facts.
I am a native of Assam. The problem of illegal Bangladeshi immigrants in Assam is severe. If it doesn't get resolved there would be uprising which could lead more riots and tension. I understand genuine indian citizens fundamental rights should not be hampered but there are provisions for its checks and balances. This process is needful in this region. Strong measures should be brought so that no genuine indian citizen is left out but at the same time no illegal Bangladeshi shouldd be allowed to be called indigenous. I am hopeful your esteemed news reporting would report/see/understand from the point of view of an indigenous Assamese/Indian citizen who are suffering and paying heavy price for this unresolved issue for years.
I support Kangana. Justin Rao is out of line and should actually face the music. Some 'Journalists' have started behaving as Tyrants and cry foul if somebody as the guts to pay them back in their own coin. This article too is trying to justify the 'Journalists' side however pathetically. Go Kangana go.
Well said .even though it may look like bold move,without adequate meaures in place it might put all our futures at great risk. Govt shd be transparent in its a actions
I have only one concern about Bengal. Bengalis had always been secular in past and in present. They are educated. By reading comments, it does not take time to understand that the Sangh Parivar has poisioned them also. Communalism is a snake. It clubs the mind. If at all Bengalis have some problems, let them give vent to their feelings by establishing a regional hindu party to take care of their concers. This will protect their identity as well as secular credentials. Joining a fascist party like RSS will not be in the interest of gentle, kind and educated Bengalis in the long run.
Very well written. Men like Kane and his bunch are hard to come by. Hats off!
It really breaks my heart when I see Caste, State or religious discrimination. These types of prejudices holds India back from achieving even greater things and prospering as a country together, as a whole. If there is a God, then I do not believe he or she would view any human being as less then any other human being. Former invaders promoted Caste to divide Indians and to keep India weak. Some Indians are continuing it. Despite the Constitution trying to protect the Scheduled castes, hatred and suspicion have been allowed to continue. India is Maha Bharat. How we behave towards each other reflects on the society we each have a responsiblity for. Look for the hero within. Look at the actions of former Freedom fighters who won our Freedom on our behalf. Netaji SC Bose had people from ALL walks of life in the INA. We must fight against discrimination together across Caste, religion and State.
I am no longer surprised by the dual-faced judiciary system of the country. I have almost resigned to the (impending) fact that we are on the fast track to becoming a failed nation.