Finding Record of the Record Encounters in UP

The Indian Express reported today, about 931 encounters in Uttar Pradesh by the police since the Yogi government came to power there. The report also talks about 33 deaths, which mostly pertain to the policemen, while the most baffling point was the government’s denial of any suo motu notice from the National Human Rights Commission.

The National Human Rights Commission has initiated a notice aiming to know the grounds on which the encounters were conducted, and the reasons related to, and incidental to the encounters.

India, is now a welfare state by all means, while the State exclusively has the police powers. The criminals that were killed in the encounters, mostly belong to the western part of the state.

The cases, most specifically relate to murders, extortion and in some cases dacoity, and robbery also. The most interesting part of the entire clean up is why only criminals with petty bounty and cases at trial stages, were targeted and encountered?

The encounters have been perpetrated under circumstances which have no evidence to prove that they were done out of a legal necessity. The number of people killed is a whooping figure of 931, while it has happened over in just 10 months.

Amazingly, the encounters have had no direct bearing on the crime rate in Uttar Pradesh. The people shot dead, have no proven nexus with many crime syndicates functioning in UP. Some of them are the branded notorious elements who had deep roots in the organized crime bazaar, while most of them were independent goondas, under the Gangster Act, or the IPC.

The human rights violations that this amounts to, is a record, and a reason for UP to be ashamed of, as it is about to host an international investors summit in February.

The human rights record of UP has always been very painful, and while the current regime has promised a crime free environment that promotes, growth, the blunt murders are not a long lasting solution to tame the crime rate.

The criminal justice system has to be relied upon and with new times, methods that aim at rehabilitating the criminals need to be used, and the crime rackets are to be dismantled from within.

The lack of opportunities in UP also remains one of the reasons to push many industrious youth to the path of crime, which will attract great measures and a holistic approach to correct the future.

The task at hand with the NHRC is to conduct an independent inquiry into all the 931 encounters, to ascertain whether the people killed, were shot on the grounds of necessity, or were there any motives other than protection of the state in the mind.

The way forward, will need a social moulding and strict Police force, that instills civic discipline in UP. And the probe will reveal whether there were any just and compelling reason that led to killing of 931 people, or it was just vendetta, or a political onslaught, in disguise.

 

Rae Bareli NTPC blast: 22 dead, several injured in Boiler Blast in UP

At least 22 people were killed and more than 70 were injured when a boiler exploded in NTPC’s Unchahar plant in Rae Bareli district of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday afternoon. Sadly, the number of dead people may increase as many are still believed to be trapped inside the unit. The incident involved the 500 MW boiler of Unchahar project’s brand new Unit 6, which was authorized just six months ago.

“At around 1530 hrs on 01.11.2017, there was sudden abnormal sound at 20 mt. elevation and there was opening in the corner no. 2 from which hot flue gases and steam escaped affecting the people working around the area. In the mishap, 8 people succumbed to the injuries. About 10 persons with serious injuries have been referred to nearby hospitals and to Lucknow to provide immediate treatment,” said the statement issued by NTPC. The plant, on the other hand, has been shut down for now. For the rescue operation, a National Disaster Rescue Force (NDRF) team has also been sent. Talking about the treatment of the injured, they’re being treated at two hospitals including one within the NTPC campus. Victims of worst burn injuries are being sent to hospitals in Lucknow, which is around 110 km away.

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted and ensured that the officials are giving their best to restore normalcy. “Deeply pained by the accident at the NTPC plant in Rae Bareli. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. May the injured recover quickly. The situation is being closely monitored and officials are ensuring normalcy is restored,” PM Modi tweeted. The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who is in Mauritius on a three-day official visit, directed 2 lakh for the families of the dead and 50,000 for the seriously wounded. Busy in campaigning for Gujarat for next month’s elections, the Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi said that he will visit Rae Bareli today, which is also his mother and Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s constituency. “Due to the unfortunate NTPC accident, I will visit Rae Bareli tomorrow (Thursday) morning. Will join Gujarat Navsarjan Yatra in the afternoon,” Gandhi tweeted.

Anand Kumar, one of the senior most police officers in the state, said that “As of now, the immediate priority for us is to rush those injured to the best possible treatment and that is being done. All possible resources are being mobilized”.

UP Board 2018 Examination Date Sheet Released, Check Now

The exam date sheet or timetable for class 10 (high school) and class 12 (intermediate) examination has been released today(28th October 2017) on the official website by Uttar Pradesh Board of High School and Intermediate Education.

The Uttar Pradesh Board of High School and Intermediate Education has officially released the exam dates in a press meet. UP Board class 10 and class 12 examination, 2018 are scheduled to begin from February 6 next year. According to the timetable released today, the class 10 board exams will continue till 22 February and while on March 14, 2018, the class 12 exams will be concluded.

Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma had asserted that the exams this year would be conducted with full transparency, He holds the charge of Secondary Education and Higher Education Departments,  be cheating free and also be done within a month.The Class 10 exams would be completed in a record 14 working days said Uttar Pradesh Board Secretary Neena Srivastava, while the exams for Class 12 will conclude in 25 working days, as desired by the Yogi Adityanath government.

Every year thousands of students appear for the exam and this year around 67,02,483 students have are going to appear for 2018 exams this year. Of this, 37,12,508 are for Class 10 and 29,89,975 for Class 12, reported Indo-Asian News Service. “Last year, around 30 lakh candidates appeared in the high school examinations,” said Education Director Amarnath Verma, and the overall pass percentage stood at 81.18 percent while about 25 lakh students appeared for intermediate out of which 82.62 percent secured the passing marks.

Mr. Sharma has recently asked the education department to declare the dates early, otherwise, the dates of UP Board High School (Class 10) and Intermediate (Class 12) exams are released in the month of December, but, so the students may start preparations for the class 10 and class 12 board exams early. To completely eradicate the ‘nakal mafia’ from the state the Uttar Pradesh government was taking necessary measures and to end this the government has launched helplines and Whatsapp numbers on which anyone could lodge complaints, said Mr. Sharma.

The Uttar Pradesh assembly elections were held from February 11 to March 8 and due to it the UP Board exams were delayed, the UP Board exams started on March 16 and concluded on April 21. Finally, the UP Board had declared the Class 10 and class 12 results on June 9.

UPMSP class 12 intermediate date sheet 2018:

Tuesday, February 6, 2017
Hindi (301)
General Hindi (304)

Wednesday, February 7, 2017
Music vocal (349)
Music instrumental (351)
Dance (353)

Thursday, February 8, 2018
Hindi (302)
General Hindi (305)

Friday, February 9, 2018
Music vocal (350)
Music instrumental (352)
Dance (354)
Mathematics (334)
Maths and statistics (388)

Saturday, February 10, 2018
Home science (343)
Agriculture science (392)
Agriculture science- agronomy (397)
Kasthshilp / Craftworks and Sewing – second paper / General Official Theme, Home Science / Insurance – Theory & Practice / Cooking / Fruit & Food Preservation / Apparel Design & Decker / Washing & Dying / Baking & Confectionary / Textile Design / Weaving Techniques / Nursery Teacher Training and Managing Infants / Library Science / Multi-purpose Health worker ( with Medical Laboratory techniques) / Colour Photography / Radio & Colour Television / Automobiles / Apiculture / Dairy Technology / Sericulture / Technological Seed Production / Crop Protection Service / Nursery / Accountancy & Audit / Banking / Shorthand & Typing / Marketing & Sales Art / Secretarial Methods / Co-operation / Typing – Hindi & English / Printing / Embroidery / Hand block Printing & Vegetable Drying / Metal craft / Computer Technique & Maintenance / Repair & Maintenance of Household Electrical Appliances / Retail Trade

Monday, February 12, 2018
History (328)
Mathematics (335)
Maths and Statistics (389)

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Home science (344)
Agriculture science (392)
Organisation (386)
Agriultural economics (398)

Thursday, February 15, 2018
Military science (337)
Physics (372)
Book keeping and accountancy (378)
Science (402)

Friday, February 16, 2018
History (329)
Agriultural physics and climate (394)
Kasthshilp / Craftworks and Sewing – second paper / General Official Theme, Home Science / Insurance – Theory & Practice / Cooking / Fruit & Food Preservation / Apparel Design & Decker / Washing & Dying / Baking & Confectionery / Textile Design / Weaving Techniques / Nursery Teacher Training and Managing Infants / Library Science / Multi-purpose Health worker ( with Medical Laboratory techniques) / Colour Photography / Radio & Colour Television / Automobiles / Apiculture / Dairy Technology / Sericulture / Technological Seed Production / Crop Protection Service / Nursery / Accountancy & Audit / Banking / Shorthand & Typing / Marketing & Sales Art / Secretarial Methods / Co-operation / Typing – Hindi & English / Printing / Embroidery / Hand block Printing & Vegetable Drying / Metal craft / Computer Technique & Maintenance / Repair & Maintenance of Household Electrical Appliances / Retail Trade

Saturday, February 17, 2018
Military science (338)
Physics (373)
Book keeping and accountancy (379)
Science (403)

Monday, February 19, 2018
English (322)
Agriculture engineering (395)
Psychology (339)
Pedagogy (341)
Logic (347)
Veterinary studies (400)

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Chemistry (374)
Trading association and correspondence (380)
Fruit and blood sugar/ cookery/ apparel making ans decoration/ transportation and dyeing/ banking and confectionery/ textile design/ weaving technique/ Nursery Teacher Training and Managing Infants/ Library Science /Multi-purpose Health worker / Colour Photography / Radio & Colour Television / Automobiles / Apiculture / Dairy Technology / Sericulture / Technological Seed Production / Crop Protection Service / Nursery / Accountancy & Audit / Banking / Shorthand & Typing / Marketing & Sales Art / Secretarial Methods / Co-operation / Typing – Hindi & English / Printing / Embroidery / Hand block Printing & Vegetable Drying / Metal craft / Computer Technique & Maintenance / Repair & Maintenance of Household Electrical Appliances / Retail Trade

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
English A(323)
Nemerology (396)
Psychology (340)
Agriculture chemistry (401)

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Urdu (309)
Chemistry (375)
Trading association and correspondence (381)

Friday, February 23, 2018
Computer (365)
Geography (330)
Gulf conservation/ cookery/ apparel making ans decoration/ transportation and dyeing/ banking and confectionery/ textile design/ weaving technique/ Nursery Teacher Training and Managing Infants/ Library Science /Multi-purpose Health worker / Colour Photography / Radio & Colour Television / Automobiles / Apiculture / Dairy Technology / Sericulture / Technological Seed Production / Crop Protection Service / Nursery / Accountancy & Audit / Banking / Shorthand & Typing / Marketing & Sales Art / Secretarial Methods / Co-operation / Typing – Hindi & English / Printing / Embroidery / Hand block Printing & Vegetable Drying / Metal craft / Computer Technique & Maintenance / Repair & Maintenance of Household Electrical Appliances / Retail Trade

Saturday, February 24, 2018
Sanskrit (307)
English B (614)

Monday, February 26, 2018
Painting (355)
Fine art (359)
Economics (345)
Economics and commercial geography (382)

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Civics (332)
English B (615)

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Painting (357)
Fine arts (361)
Economics (346)
Economics and commercial geography (383)

Monday, March 5, 2018
Civics, (333)
Life science (376)
Excess element (384)

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Sociology (362)
Geography (331)

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Life science (377)
Excess element (385)

Thursday, March 8, 2018
Sociology (363)
Human science (587)
Fruit and blood sugar/ cookery/ apparel making ans decoration/ transportation and dyeing/ banking and confectionery/ textile design/ weaving technique/ Nursery Teacher Training and Managing Infants/ Library Science /Multi-purpose Health worker / Colour Photography / Radio & Colour Television / Automobiles / Apiculture / Dairy Technology / Sericulture / Technological Seed Production / Crop Protection Service / Nursery / Accountancy & Audit / Banking / Shorthand & Typing / Marketing & Sales Art / Secretarial Methods / Co-operation / Typing – Hindi & English / Printing / Embroidery / Hand block Printing & Vegetable Drying / Metal craft / Computer Technique & Maintenance / Repair & Maintenance of Household Electrical Appliances / Retail Trade

Friday, March 9, 2018
Sanskrit (308)
Gujarai (311)
Punjabi (312)
Bengali (313)
Marathi (314)
Assamese (315)
Odia (316)
Kannada (317)
Sindhi (318)
Tamil (319)
Telugu (320)
Malayalam (321)
Nepali (324)
Pali (325)
Arabi (326)
Farsi (327)

Saturday, March 10, 2018
Urdu (310)
Human science (588)

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Uttar Pradesh: Making Marriage Registration Mandatory for Muslims

President of the All India Muslim Women Personal Law Board (AIMWPLB) Shaista Amber said the government’s decision was a step in the right direction. “The marriage registration certificate will remain as a proof of marriage, and it will also help family members of bride and groom as well as their children,” Amber said.

The Uttar Pradesh Cabinet’s approval to a proposal making registration of all marriages, including the Nikaah, mandatory has been largely welcomed by Muslim organisations in the state.

Welcoming the decision, AIMWPLB general secretary Rabia Sandal said it will go a long way in ensuring social security for women. “This is certainly a good move by the Uttar Pradesh government and we welcome it,” she said, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) said there should be no provision that unregistered marriages are equivalent to no marriage.

All India Shia Personal Law Board appreciate the decision and made it mandatory registration of all marriages, including the Nikaah, taking place in the state. Yasoob Abbas, spokesperson for the All India Shia Personal Law Board said“It is certainly a good move, and we welcome it wholeheartedly. We believe that this decision will definitely boost the social security of women as many of them after marriage were forced to suffer and face social stigma because of their husbands deserting them.”

However, AIPMLB member Zafaryab Jilani said, “See, we have no problem in making registration of marriages mandatory. But, at the same time, there should be no provision which says no registration mean no marriage.” The Uttar Pradesh Cabinet on Tuesday gave its approval to a proposal making registration of all marriages taking place in the state mandatory.

“After the Uttar Pradesh Marriage Registration Guidelines-2017 got implemented, all will have to be registered the marriages taking place within the state or where either of the parties is a permanent resident of Uttar Pradesh has to register it,” said the state government.

In a normal Nikaahnama, there is no provision to put a photograph of the bride and groom, Rabia Sandal said.UP cabinet minister Siddharth Nath Singh said, “People from all religions were consulted. People from a particular community said that in Nikaah, there is no photo. The government said that if you have no objection in putting your photo on the Aadhaar card or voter I-card, then why not this.”

How To Be A Good MLA?, CM Yogi Master Class For First Timers

The Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath has been in the news from the time he had been elected as the CM of the state. Now, the cm Yogi has decided to start a crash course for the state’s 403 legislators to deport themselves in the House. The focus of the Yogi is to inform the basic lessons of the first-time elected MLAs. This two-day “enlightenment course” started with the speech of the CM of state Yogi Adityanath, who is also a first-timer in the UP assembly, although Yogi has been elected as the Member of Parliament for the five times. It will be addressed on Thursday by the speaker of Lok Sabha Sumitra Mahajan.

Senior Union Ministers like Prakash Javedkar and UP governor Ram Naik has been roped by the CM Yogi to speak to the MLAs. The former legislators will guide through their sessions that how to raise questions in the assembly and how to sustain the decorum of the legislative assembly. From May 15, the Uttar Pradesh assembly’s session will begin and it will be held in Lucknow at the UP Vidhan Sabha premises. The Bharatiya Janata Party shocked everyone with its extraordinary performance in the state.

In their landslide victory in the UP, the BJP itself won 312 seats; with allies, they touched the number of 325 seats. There are more than 200 legislators who have been elected for the first time in the assembly. Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party performed poorly in the elections and won barely 47 seats, where we saw that the Mayawati’s BSP weakened to just 19 seats. The good thing is that the legislators from these parties as well are going to attend the two-day course.

The CM Yogi has notched up several firsts since he became the Chief Minister of the state, however, the two-day workshop for MLAs would not be counted among them. The former CM of Uttar Pradesh Akhilesh Yadav also had organized the workshop after he took oath as the CM of the state in 2012. Since the time Yogi has taken charge as the CM of the state, he had ordered many of the changes and new policies for the officials and ministers in the government. Yogi also cleared that he expects 18 hours to work in a day.

In a recent meeting with the workers of the party and the leaders to address the recent incidents of high-handedness by BJP lawmakers and the ministers in the state, the CM said that don’t take the law in your hands. “Don’t take the law in your hands. Tell the government where the shortcoming is. The government will act,” Yogi said. He also added that when ministers tour districts, then they “should not be welcomed with garlands and bouquets.”

2000 Madrassas, Mosque Are Under Security Scanner In UP, Terror Threat

A day after five youth was held for being involvement in a terror plot that would have targeted UP and Delhi. The one that imam of a local mosque has been arrested called Mohd Faizan while rest was let off after questioning.

On Friday Police officials told The Times of India that some 2000 mosques and madrassas in or around Bijnor are now under security scanner. Most of those students who were detained were impressionable who studied in different madrassas.

According to the data accessed from the minority affairs department there are around 500 madrassas out of which 55 are high school level and 15 are degree level madrassas. There are 1500 mosques in the area under Police scanner.

Ajay Sahani, Superintendent of Police,  Bijnor said,” Police officials and other security agencies will keep a strict on religious institutions across Bijnor and its neighbouring areas and keep outsiders in their premises. We will seek the help from members of civil society and responsible citizens to frequently visit these institutions to keep sensitising youngsters in order to prevent them from falling into radicalisation trap.”

In a joint operation in which Police of six state were involved, on Thursday,  four youngsters between 19 and 25 years were arrested for allegedly conspiring terror strikes in Delhi and UP. Eight other had been detained six of them were interrogated by UP ATS, while two of them were detained in Maharashtra.

Ajay Sahani said,” All those taken away by UP Anti Terrorist Squad have been released. ATS called their parents to noida and their wards were handed over to them.” He also added that these youngsters were involved in planning and plotting of terror attacks at various locations.

All the youngsters held by UP ATS from Bijnor were associated with Faizan who used to radicalise them. Security agencies have found IS literature in their Possession. While Police said that the four young men have been arrested but the security agencies would continue to keep them under a watch. for the next six month their all activities will be under a deep scanning.

CM Yogi In Action New Rules In Schools And Other Places

The fire brand BJP’s politician and newly elected Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath orders that the teachers of the state cannot wear T-shirts or Jeans during the working hours. The government of the Yogi is making efforts to promote the PM Modi’s ‘Swacch Bharat Abhiyan’ too by taking a decision to promote cleanliness in the schools. The school premises have been guided to keep the school clean and inspection could be done by the Sankul Prabhari any time. Officials of the Schools are also directed to clean the spots on the walls like pan masala etc by tomorrow.

The Government also cleared that teachers should not use any tobacco products during the school time like pan masala, gutka, cigarettes etc. Otherwise, it will take stern action if anyone found doing the guilty. This newly elected government is leaving no stone to improve the law and order situation in the state. Yogi Adityanath’s government has ordered to the School Administrations that they have to make sure that there’s no betel shop near the school. If there is any shop near the school, then it must get shut as soon as possible. Along with this, the government also said that Prayers must be done every day properly and manual bells should be used in the schools. To stop the unnecessary mobile usage in the Schools, the government ordered that mobile phones should not be used pointlessly during the school time. To take stern actions on the eye-teasing cases in the Schools, the government ordered that girls who are facing eye-teasing must inform the school administration straight away and the stern actions will be taken on them. It looks like that CM Yogi is in no mood to take the issues of eye-teasing lightly.

Coming to the topic of teacher’s can’t wear T-shirts or Jeans during the school time, the Director inspector of Schools (DIoS) Umesh Tripathi told Hindustan Times that teachers will wear only those clothes that suit their profession and have to be in well-dressed formals. She said, “School Teachers should avoid such type of clothes which compromise the dignity of the profession.”  Umesh Tripathi also said that the issue will be discussed first with the higher authorities before implementing it. “Presently it is expected that the School teachers would avoid casual wears like jeans and T-shirts to maintain the dignity of the profession as they are the most respected class of the society,” said Tripathi.

We can’t say that this general issue of teaching should wear T-shirts or Jeans or not is going to work for the government or not. The government must realize that issues like the quality of education and literacy rate of the state are much bigger issues than talking about what Indian school teachers wear or not. In 2012, the education department of Haryana issued a directive to school teachers asking them not to wear jeans during the school time. But the decision was withdrawn later. This weird decision of Yogi’s government is not easy to digest for anyone. We just hope that the government will think again about the decision and talk to the higher authorities before implementing it in the state.