BHU Crisis and the Myth

The Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, is a distinct university and one of the best talent pools across India. The sacred roots of Kashi have given the place all the more divine approach mixed with the youth.

In a rage the women of the girl’s hostel led a march to protest harassment, on the campus. This may be conveniently linked to the active arena of student politics in India.

These protests were labelled as to be one smacking with political vendetta by the opposition to target the BJP led Mahant Yogi Adityanath government at the State.

There is if not absolute then partial truth in the presence of unchecked violence against women. The government has tried to deal with the issue by taking a few prominent  measures to upgrade the security of women.

The violence on campus happened there was a truth in the manner where a woman’s privacy was violated by people on the campus of such a pristine university.

The Uttar Pradesh police had to resort to lathi charge on the protesting students and man handling women. The latest update has been that Mr GC Tripathi the Vice-Chancellor has left on a vacation.

The announcement came just in time when the University is about resume its classes.

The gross incident has taken a weird twist where all eyes rest on the the V-C on leave. There has not been much of a talk about the incident since the government ordered a probe in the incident. The media in a frenzy has stooped to desecrating a noble institution.

The government is also looking for a new vice chancellor of the university, there has been no speculation about who would that be. The simplest of answers lie in the fact that there are always some miscreants in every circle of this society. This calls for vigilance ad monitoring of students on campus.

Lanka Chowki police Station where the aggrieved ladies went out to seek a remedy to their plight could not find much of help which forced them to take to the streets. This action is not appreciated in the light of the fact that the Yogi gobierno was so much into the protection of women.

This doesn’t imply that there cannot be a change in the way things work. There must be social education given to all students to create some sort of accepted norms of the society because the way there is boom of technology the administration has to be very strict and alert.

The overall psyche of the masses may be elevated to a whole new level after we inculcate within people the idea of what to choose and what not too. We need to condition the minds in India rather than create uncivilised and disillusioned people.

We talk of strict sanctions because we intend to create the idea of deterrent punishment and exemplary punishment, while in the modern times and with technology at bay we must create a culture for the community instead of creating values based on economic status.

The truth of the incident has reported by the VC is that there was no such trouble but it was instigated and certain eve-teasers are being taken care of. The police did their work. This is true but at the spur of the moment the state authorities also did not help.

The government will have to further up its ante and creativity to tackle the issues being faced by people, and specially execution related laxity.



Will Join Hands with BJP if need Arises, says Kamal Hassan

The Tamil superstar Kamal Hassan, who recently met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, is ready to join hands with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) if the need arises. The 62-year-old actor said in an interview to The Times of India that there was no untouchability in politics and if the need arises, he would not averse to work with the saffron party in the interests of the people.

He added that he doesn’t know if his ideology is compatible with BJP or not but his upcoming party and BJP can join hand if ideology didn’t come in the way of welfare and administration. The 62-year-old actor is expected to launch his own party and fight in the Tamil Nadu elections, making the state politics more interesting and firing. He is in the development of deciding the flag, symbol, and name of his upcoming party. He also said in an interview to India Today that he could announce his as early as before the end of this year. Hassan also said that he had not thought about quitting politics but he would quit if required.

Protest Boosts in Delhi against BHU Campus Violence, 38 Detained

The anger against the alleged police violence at Banaras Hindu University (BHU) spread out to Delhi on Monday as students from various party lines ideological positions started protesting in the capital. In this staged protests in the national capital, organizations like ABVP, NSUI, CYSS and left participated, which led the police to use force at BHU. About 50 Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) members marched up to Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road and crossed the police barricades placed by the Delhi Police near Shastri Bhavan.

Some of the protesting students also tried to climb the gates of Shastri Bhavan and started sloganeering at the gates before being detained by the police. The spokesperson of ABVP, Saket Bahuguna, said, “The ABVP has constantly delivered on student promises and we have constantly fought on student issues. We are protesting to demand more CCTV cameras on campus.” The 40 members of Congress’ National Students Union of India (NSUI) were also stopped by police barricades near Raisina Marg. With shouting slogans, the NSUI members also tried to climb over the barricades. Later, eight of the NSUI members were detained by the police.

The NSUI said in a statement, “Members of ABVP were allowed to protest outside HRD ministry which is a clear indication that the government is favoring ABVP in order to save their face. Modi Ji continues to use the police for curbing and stopping protests against him and his government.” The DCP of New Delhi, BK Singh, said that all the detained members (30 ABVP + 8 NSUI) were later released. The Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) student wing, the Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti CYSS, also took part in a protest on campus, and expressed their concern over “the fact that police and the university administration miserably failed in providing security to the female students.”

What’s Cooking between Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and South Superstar Kamal Hassan?

As the Tamil Nadu politics is heating up, the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met the South superstar Kamal Hassan on Thursday for more than an hour and also encouraged him to participate in active politics to fight against corruption and communalism. The actor said while speaking to the journalists that it was a learning experience for him to spend time with the Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. He also added that they have decided to have a discussion in the nation regarding the increase in corruption and communalism.

“He has a great national profile in fighting corruption and communal-ism, and I also have a little reputation similar to that. It is educational for me to speak and ask anybody who is fighting against corruption to give me the advice to go about my endeavor,” the 62-year-old actor said. The Delhi CM was earlier received by the Kamal Hassan’s daughter Akshara Hassan at the airport. The actor met with the CM at his residence in Eldams road on Thursday afternoon. In their meeting, which lasted for more than an hour, Ashutosh, spokesperson of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Somnath Bharti took part in.

“You can guess very well what we have discussed. That way this relationship will continue. The reason why we got together and the purpose are singular… Kejriwal has a national profile of fighting corruption and communal-ism. And whoever is fighting these forces are my relatives,” the actor said.

“I have a little reputation similar to that. It is no wonder that we decided to have a dialogue on the existing situation. It is a learning experience for me and a learning curve for me. I am on an educational tourism and asking anybody who is fighting corruption and communal-ism to give me advice on how to go about in my endeavor,” he added. Talking about the point of view of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on the 62-year old South superstar, the Delhi CM said that he’s in those brave people who want to fight against corruption and enter politics instead of just cursing from outside.

Being very positive for the future meets, Kejriwal said that “It is important when the country is facing strong forces of corruption and communal-ism that like-minded people talk to each other and work in tandem with each other. We had a good meeting; we exchanged ideas and spoke about the situation in Tamil Nadu and the country”. “I am very happy to learn that a large number of people of the country are against communal-ism and corruption but rarely people have the courage to speak their mind. Kamal Hassan is a man of integrity and courage. He has the courage to stick his neck out and talk about corruption and communal-ism,” Kejriwal added. The 49-year-old politician said that “A lot of people strongly feel against these things but don’t come out and express. Rather than speaking from outside, he should enter politics and fight these forces”.

Three Separatist Leaders to Court Arrest before NIA office on Sept 9

Three top Kashmiri separatist leaders Geelani, Malik, Mirwaiz to volunteer arrest at NIA on September 9. These three separatist leaders said today that they will sit in outside the NIA headquarters in Delhi on Sept 9. The court arrest to protest against what they termed and the decision was taken to end the vilification by the investigating agency in Kasmir.

The Kashmiri separatist leaders who will court arrest are Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and Octogenarian leader Yasin Malik. Yasin Malik said that they have arranged tickets and will be directly coming to the NIA headquarters to volunteer their arrest. Malik and Mirwaiz announced the decision at a press conference in the premises of historic Jamia Masjid.

People associated with the separatist leaders in connection with money laundering and other cases have been arresting by the NIA. The NIA has been conducting raids and arresting people.

Separatist leader Mirwaiz said that “The government is using the NIA to harass the leaders, the businessmen and the student community, which has been at the forefront of peaceful protests,”

He also alleged that the NIA was diverted the attention from the Kashmir issue and attempt to investigate against separatist leaders & businessman of Kashmir. The government does not want to solve the Kashmir issue and is now using NIA to divert the attention from it.

The JKLF leader Malik said that the government was putting up one issue or the other every month on the people of Kashmir.
He charged the issue of Kashmiri Pandit colonies and then some other issues and now they want to repeal Article 35A. This is an attempt to change the demography of Jammu and Kashmir and change its deputed nature.

Mirwaiz alleged that the social media were being used by NIA for vicious propaganda against Kashmiris.

Mirwaiz and Malik said that they both are not afraid of going to jail. These jails are full of Kashmiri leaders and youth.
But they will not allow harassment and insult of Kashmiris for demanding their right. They both are ready to face the jail.

Malik likened the NIA to Gabbar Singh, The villain character of Bollywood ‘Sholay’ and said that Government is using the NIA to scare the people of Kasmir and keep them away from freedom struggle.

Punjab and Haryana High Court Upholds JAT Quota, About the Stay of Implementation till 31 March'18

On Friday high court upheld a Haryana law ensuring 10% reservation for Jats and five other communities for the Punjab and Haryana but stayed its implementation till a government panel finalizes the quantum to keep it within the Supreme Court-mandated limit.

The top court had earlier dominated that reservation in government jobs and academic establishments should not exceed 50%.

“The state supreme court aforementioned the extent of reservation are determined by the State Backward categories Commission on the idea of knowledge submitted either by the regime or collected on its own,” further advocate general Lokesh Sinhal afore mentioned. The commission has been given time until March 31, 2018, the amount until that the quota are suspended.

The ruling may bring relief to the regime, that proclaimed the quotas once Jats ran riot last year, resulting in the deaths of thirty individuals. Property price crores of rupees was additionally broken in combustion throughout the agitation that left the state paralysed for nearly two weeks.

Before the decision, Ashok Balhara, the final secretary of the human Arakshan Sangharsh Samiti, had vulnerable to launch a recent agitation if the court stricken down the reservation.

But the difficulty might not utterly be settled nevertheless since the State Backward categories Commission can currently got to return up with a formula that keeps total reservation within the state below 50%, that may mean the 10% quantum could also be tweaked, or quotas of different communities reduced. The high court’s division bench stayed the Haryana Backward categories (reservation in services and admission in academic institutions) Act 2016 on could twenty six, 2016 once it had been challenged on the bottom that law was contrary to the fundamental structure of the Constitution and exceeded the five hundred limit set by the Supreme Court during a 1992 case.

The govt additionally tried to present quota advantages to Jats underneath the economically backward class for general individuals, The government mentioned the 1992 ruling provided for an exception ‘in public interest’, however the court didn’t agree and the move was defeated by the state supreme court last month.

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Rape Case Verdict: Major Loss due this Verdict

  1. The Home Minister of India, Rajnath Singh, called a high-level meeting at his residence to talk and review the situation in Punjab and Haryana post yesterday’s dreadful violence. NSA Ajit Doval, Intelligence Bureau Rajiv Jain, and Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi were also present at the meeting.
  2. The ‘Z-plus’ security cover was withdrawn from the Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim after his conviction in a rape case, said the Haryana Chief Secretary D S Dhesi. He also denied all the rumors of Dera chief enjoying special treatment in a Rohtak jail after being convicted in a 15-year old rape case by a CBI special court in Panchkula yesterday.
  3. After a choke-full violence erupted over the conviction of Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim in a rape case, the authorities in Punjab laid-back curfew in Bathinda, Patiala and Ferozpur towns for four hours. In Kaithal town of Haryana, curfew was composed as well.
  4. Indian Army along with the police and paramilitary forces have raised barriers at every entry point of the Dera premises, where tens of thousands of Dera followers (including Women and Children), not leaving despite the appeal of the authorities.
  5. Taking the total death toll to 31 following the violence erupted after Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s conviction in a rape case; three people have died in Sirsa in total. One among injured in Sirsa yesterday succumbed to his injuries on Saturday.
  6. Two ashrams of Dera Sacha Sauda have been sealed in Haryana’s Kurukshetra by the district administration and police.
  7. The prison authorities clearly rejected the reports of Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim getting special treatment in Rohtak’s Sunariya Jail. The DG Prisons (Haryana), KP Singh, said, “Some channels and papers are reporting on special treatment to Ram Rahim. I clarify he is in Sunaria Jail, not in a guesthouse. Ram Rahim Singh is being treated as any normal prisoner. No attendant has been provided and there’s no AC in the cell he is lodged in.”
  8. On the whole, 661 Haryana-Punjab bound trains were affected in the last five days; with 58 trains diverted or short terminated and 309 express trains were being canceled.
  9. The day after a huge violence and rioting, it killed 31 people dead and property worth crores damaged by the mad supporters of Dera head Gurmeet Ram Rahim. The Haryana Police, on the other hand, cleared that they’ll not bring the jailed spiritual guru to Panchkula for the sentencing on Monday.
  10. The ANI news agency reports that Deputy Advocate General Gurdass Singh Salwara has been sacked for reportedly carrying Ram Rahim’s luggage.
  11. The Chief Minister of Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh, said that no death reports were reported in Punjab and everything was peaceful here. He also said that there was no firing or lathicharge.
  12. Even the Prime Minister Narendra Modi was not spared as the enraged court today criticized the Haryana and the Central government over the bloody violence by the Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s followers over his rape conviction. “He is the Prime Minister of not the BJP but of India,” said the Punjab and Haryana High Court.
  13. The police said that fifteen Dera supporters have been arrested since last night. The Dera centers in Ambala, Kurukshetra, Karnal, Kaithal, and Panchkula had been sealed.
  14. The utmost blame is going to the Haryana Government and has been criticized for not managing the situation smartly, despite many warnings by the court. The Khattar government has also been criticized for allowing no less than 1.5 lakh followers of Dera Sacha Sauda to get together at Panchkula and several other cities ahead of the judgment.
  15. Just after a day when 31 people died and more than 250 injured in the deadly violence by the Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s followers, the Haryana government was slammed by the High Court, which said, “You let a city like Panchkula burn over political motives.”
  16. According to the officials, the central government has asked the Haryana government to provide sufficient security to the CBI special court judge who convicted the Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim in a rape case. They also added that the home ministry will analyze intelligence inputs before deciding if the Judge’s security needs to be handled by central force or not.
  17. “Just been briefed by DGP, situation peaceful, curfew lifted in 3 districts, relaxed in all others this morning. State on alert for 48 hrs,” said the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.
  18. The Home Ministry said: “Situation in Panchkula, Sirsa very tense but under control”.