Friday, May 26, 2017

Ahmedabad farmers realize: They were mistaken in allowing urban authority to put up town planning shemes

By Sagar Rabari*
In 2009, the Government of Gujarat, through a notification, had brought 68 villages (43 villages of Kalol and 25 from Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar talukas) with a total area of 625 sq km (62,500 hectares) into the Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority (AUDA) boundary.

Adityanath is running quasi-military armed gang, Hinu Yuva Vahini, responsible for Saharanpur conflict

A representation made by four Dalit activists from Gujarat -- Ramesh Babariya, Arvind Khuman, Kishor Dhakhada and Mukesh Vanza -- to the President of India: 
We undersigned, concerned citizens of Gujarat and India, after visiting Saharanpur, demand to immediately dismiss Mr. Adityanath Yogi’s government in Uttar Pradesh in the wake of complete breakdown of law and order enforcement machinery in the state.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Hindutva bid to change Delhi's history: Why forget that that the Capital is a receptacle of many cultures?

By Sadhan Mukherjee*
Delhi is not just a just a city or the capital of India; it is history itself. Who rules Delhi is important, not only in terms of today but for posterity as well. This is so as there is a conscious attempt to eliminate the past and forget its history.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

To plug human rights violations in Jammu & Kashmir, set up district-level and state-level police complaint authorities

Advocate Syed Mujtaba Hussian’s letter to the Governor and the Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir, urging them to constitute police complaint authorities at district and state levels, as directed by the Supreme Court, and as established in various states:

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Majority of French voters have rejected traditional political forces, Left and Right, opting for something new

By Sadhan Mukherjee*
France has won its first battle against ultra-nationalism by electing Emmanuel Macron as President with nearly two-thirds of valid votes. His rival was Marine Le Penn, the ultra-right candidate. After Netherlands, France has thwarted the rightist bid to power in a European country. However, over 25% French voters either abstained or opted for NOTA.

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Having seen AAP from close quarters, I think it is time to put an end to Kejriwal's quixotic charade

By Firoz Bakht Ahmed*
With the drubbing in the recent MCD election in Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal’s political tantrums have been exposed outright and he has lost his faith, face and trust. Arvind’s earlier allegation about EVM being manipulated and the threat to flood the roads with protestors, is nothing but the exposure of his usual image of an urban Maoist/ Naxal bound to replace poise and tranquility with anarchy in the capital city of India.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

UP decision to scrap quota to SCs, STs, SEBCs in pvt medical colleges against 93rd amendment of Constitution

Letter to Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath by PS Krishnan, IAS (Retd), Former Secretary to Government of India , Ministry of Welfare; Member, National Monitoring Committee for Education of SCs, STs and Persons with Disabilities, Government of India:
As a person working country-wide for the legitimate rights of scheduled castes, STs and SEBCs during my entire service in the IAS from 1956 to 1990 and before that and after that, spanning nearly seven decades, I request you to consider taking the following measures: