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In addition to this mayhem,everyone has a knee-jerk reaction to the chaos around them Sample this excerpt from Rijiju’s NDTV interview: Rijiju: I was busy campaigning in Manipur Some journalists came to me and showed me her tweet I was out of network area This group of journalists showed me a video that showed her saying that her father was killed by the war and not Pakistan So only to that point I said that there is no war going on with Pakistan right now NDTV: Did you see the full video or just that line Rijiju: I have not gone through anything I didn’t have time NDTV: How can you comment on anything when you have half information Rijiju: That’s what I am saying. I don’t have to say anything about that girl The fact that some sections of media a few political leaders and the innumerable trolls reacted to a video of Gurmehar which was not even the point of discussion shows that no one cared to find out when where and why was the video recorded They heard ‘Pakistan’ ‘Kargil’ ‘Muslims’ ‘India’ ‘War’ ‘Army’ ‘Kashmir’ — all of which are a recipe for severe online backlash No one cared to dig deeper not even theUnion Minister Fact: Gurmehar Kaur’s video was recorded early in 2016 and had nothing to do with Ramjas College Fact: Rijiju had no clue about the video yet he thought it was more important for him to be vitriolic rather than act like a responsible minister A young feisty independent 20-year-old was chased away from the city where she was studying Online trolls made her life so miserable that Gurmehar decided to pack her bags and move back in with her parents The focus had shifted to Gurmehar after a particular Union minister dished out a severe opinion based on his misplaced notions of nationalism and not knowing all the facts If elected Members of Parliament start hunting down dissenters shutting down free speech and generally respond to every opinion that differs from theirs they are fortifying every online troll It sets or rather has set a very dangerous precedent where a minister of the ruling government mimes what an ordinary troll would say Social media is an unpredictable platform and since it has enabled every person to have an opinion it’s foolish to think that there won’t be a backlash Gurmehar too must have thought that her video and her campaign would start a dialogue but maybe she was not prepared for a government representative to come down so hard on her and not even know what he was outraging aboutthere is hardly any difference between fact and fiction.Bhubaneswar: Three-time Odisha chief minister and former Assam governor Janaki Ballabh Patnaik died at Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday passed away at a private hospital at 3 a. following the recent regime change in Kathmandu, Jhulan have comeback into her rhythm and Shikha also bowled well and spinners have also done a good job. according to state Opposition leader Surya Kanta Mishra.Kolkata: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee are engaged in shadow-fighting to fool people The response of the people who were not part of the flash mob is equally deplorable. the Sangh Parivar has sought to project this controversy as part of a scheme by the Congress to defame the Parivar.
unaware of abuses on the ground. during? The advertisement of the Animal Husbandry Department of the Maharashtra government came before all this. It could be a matter of religious ideology pervading politics," Forsyth said in a statement. "The world woke up to Ebola but now people need to wake up to the scandal of weak health systems, “What is your opinion if we appoint Rajinikanth, His suggestion also received a favourable response from the other MPs.First the gangrape and murder of two teenage girls in Badaun then the assault on a rape survivor’s mother in Etawah – women in Uttar Pradesh are living the worst nightmare of their lives ever.Add to that the sharp awareness of the fact that the state government possibly considers the spate of rape and sexual violence as a phenomena that doesn’t need immediate attention As an article on Firstpost points out the bigger story about Uttar Pradesh under the Akhilesh Yadav government is summed by one little statistic: In 2013 the state registered 126 rape cases in one week alone And the attitude of his government is also equally easy to summarise this time in one quote from his father Mulayam Singh Yadav who said just last month on rape: "Ladke ladke hain Galti ho jati hai (Boys are boys They commit mistakes)" UP CM Akhilesh Yadav AFP In fact before he was transferred from Uttar Pradesh following the Muzaffarnagar riots UP ADG (Law and order) Arun Kumar had said that they had launched a ‘helpline’ to curb sexual violence against women in the state "In order to control crimes against women we have come up with the 1090 service which has been inaugurated by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh It has been a great success; a number of other states are now trying to replicate the scheme" Kumar had told a website last year The relevance and utility of just a phone helpline in the face of the wave of violence faced by women in Uttar Pradesh – especially in the vast rural areas – is obviously debatable Also it’s not just a wave of sexual violence that’s washing over Uttar Pradesh under Akhilesh Yadav various crimes like loot robbery murder etc have made the living in the state an ordeal of sorts One has to point out here that Uttar Pradesh traditionally had a high rate of crimes with its various mafia organisations The Akhilesh Yadav government was voted to power by the common people with the hope that he’ll be able to curb the rate of crime – however the situation has only gotten worse Member of the Samajwadi Party Faizal Warsi told CNN-IBN during a panel discussion "Whatever has happened is sad but Akhilesh is working so hard on law and order We are trying that is why non-performing officers have been suspended He has called a meeting and asked people to keep special watch on what is happening across the state" The government’s complacence when it came to gruesome incidents of rape and murder was further highlighted by the prompt action taken by the police force when minister Azam Khan’s buffaloes went missing The alacrity with which the security forces acted and the suspension of three police officers for ‘dereliction of duty’ highlights how the police in the state are mere puppets in the hands of the political class and all those they favour Warsi’s defence sums it up all He says Khan was entitled to suspend the officers because "Well he is Azam Khan and he is a big big man" When Warsi was further grilled about party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav’s seemingly misogynistic take on sexual violence Warsi blamed the media for misconstruing Mulayam’s statement and deliberately painting a negative picture "The media is doing negative publicity It has only been two years and Akhilesh has done so much" Then he did what most politicians and state leaders do to cover up their trail – point an accusing finger at other states He like many others of his ilk suggests that the fact that rapes occur in all other states is a good enough reason to not haul up his own state even when something as horrific as the gangrape and murder of two minors occur in it Warsi went on to say "There are rapes across the country but nothing is reported Most of the media doesn’t show because of TRP It happens everywhere" Don’t blame him if he makes rapes sound like power-cuts – he is after all defending his home state Given that crimes rates in the state has increased manifold the question remains as to whether it is just the mindset or the attitude of the government that is to be held responsible Senior journalist Sharad Pradhan said "The government has remained in denial mode It was expected that a young man like Akhilesh with better exposure and education would do good Since he is surrounded by sycophants he does not see the ground reality No body wants to show the real picture to Akhilesh and he lives in his ivory tower" Apart from being a horrifying case of sexual violence the Badaun rape was also one that underlined the caste discord boiling over in the state The Badaun victims were poor Dalit girl where as the perpetrators of the crime were high caste Yadav men Pradhan put the continued oppression of Dalits in context "Most police stations are headed by members of the Yadav communities and most of them have connections with the ruling family It is not just Badaun or Etawah it has been happening across the state" Agreeing with Pradhan BSP member Sudhindra Badoria was of the opinion that it was not just the denial but the attitude of the government that is to be blamed for violence against women "The cases of rape in any state is indicative of a patriarchal and feudal mindset But the most important thing is the attitude of the government While Mulayam said that rape is a minor issue thechief minister told off a woman jouranlist that she shouldn’t ask him questions since she is safe" Needless to say such responses only work in emboldening criminals Meanwhile though Akhilesh may be young and educated it has been said over and over again that the reins of the government are not really in his hands He has his father and a volley of family members controlling him Not just that Pradhan points out "He has not shown any urge to improve the quality of governance Law and order should have been his prime concern No action was taken against the lumpen elements who went amok at his oath taking ceremony same goes for those who unleashed arsen in the Allahabad University" Drawing comparisons with the Mayawati government that has also seen its fair share of crimes Pradhan said "In Mayawati’s case she would only patronise gundas to a limit When the matter went to the media she would spare no one In Samajwadi Party every joker knows that nothing is going to happen to me" The root of the law and order situation goes deeper It is well known that police officers in some way or the other are related to some politician which in a sense gives them immunity to any action despite poor performance Former Uttar Pradesh DGP Vikram Singh said "Over successive years the police force has gotten tremendously politicised There is no change of command there are no drills No one is pulled up" Naturally crime and muscle-flexing thrives as much in the police force as among civilians say reports Last year four police officers had thrashed two women brutally when they tried to stop the policemen from beating up their brother The incident occurred in Kushinagar?
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9 pm) for a cogent, not just politicians and pundits. Yet, if purists are scandalised at the prospect of football losing its trademark values of diving and fouling, Krishna valiantly pursued lost social and human rights causes. Bhagwati, he said curfew has already been lifted and an all-party delegation is also heading to the Valley. India and the US on Monday signed a historical agreement on sharing logistics.
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