Army takes Swachh Bharat Abhiyan to the highest battlefield Siachen

Taking forward Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream of a swachh Bharat, the Indian armed did a cleanliness drive at Siachen which is the highest battleground on this planet.  It is a coordination test to move a wide range of waste out of the ice sheet so that these don’t wind up the plainly natural danger. Armed force keeps on finding a way to guarantee cleanliness at the most astounding war zone, the Defense Ministry said. “The prime intention of the drive is to keep up natural adjust of Siachen icy mass.

“Since the dispatch of the battle in October 2014, Siachen troops have expelled and sent back more than 63 tons of waste to the base,” the Ministry included. A tremendous measure of trash has been brought back through man-pack loads, doormen, horses and here and there returning helicopters. These heaps of rubbish incorporate pressing material, barrels, and perishables. The refuse is covered in profound trenches dove mechanically in zones on the entry of the waste to transfer ranges, which are not on keep running of the streams and where landmass is not delicate.

India wins the moral battle says Lt. General DS Hooda

The Indian Army was wary of Pakistan retaliating after the special forces conducted the surgical strikes last year in September.

The commander of the northern army, Lieutenant General DS Hooda led the surgical strike and spoke to Indian Express about the triumph.

He said, ‘ Broadly what happened was that we went across the Line of Control at multiple places under Pakistan’s Corps and caught them by total surprise. This was so embarrassing to the Pakistan Army, that their immediate response was denial.

The army denied any leaves to their soldiers, they began anticipating where India could strike next, and amateurish attempts were made to hide that, in fact, they were napping.’ 

 He also said that the Army in Kashmir is a realist. The goal of the strike was not to finish infiltration or terrorism in Kashmir, it was about our blatant response to Pakistan. Our soldiers were too impacted positively. The Uri garrison was a setback. They needed to know that the loss of lives will not go unpunished. 

On asking, if situations call for, can another strike happen? Lt. General said a resounding yes. He says that in some way the glass ceiling has been shattered. The men have gained a tremendous amount of confidence in their ability to play in a complex operation.  

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Tamil Nadu speaker precludes 18 AIADMK MLAs

The 18 MLAs who were supporting TTV Dhinakaran have been disqualified with effect from Monday under the 1986 Tamil Nadu Assembly Members Party Defection Law.
Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker, P Dhanapal stated, “18 protesting AIADMK MLAs faithful to sidelined party Deputy General Secretary TTV Dhinakaran precluded.”
One of the protesting MLAs, SKT Jakkaiyan, had later changed camps to help Palanisamy. These 18 MLAs had since been requesting the evacuation of the Chief Minister.
Earlier, Chief Government Whip S Rajendran had asked the Speaker to exclude the said MLAs for “hostile to party exercises” following their rebellion against the Chief Minister. Despite the fact that the Speaker had issued a notification to all the dissenting MLAs looking for their individual nearness, they did not turn up. A determination embraced at a meeting led by Palanisamy on August 28 had said Dhinakaran was “expelled” from the post of Deputy General Secretary.Opposition parties have since been demanding the Governor coordinate a story test for the Palanisamy government for demonstrating its larger part in the Assembly.In the 234-part House, AIADMK has a quality of 134 MLAs.
A determination embraced at a meeting led by Palanisamy on August 28 had said Dhinakaran was “expelled” from the post of Deputy General Secretary. Opposition parties have since been demanding the Governor to coordinate a floor test for the Palanisamy government for demonstrating its larger part in the Assembly. In the 234-part House, AIADMK has a quality of 134 MLAs.

Police protection, a status symbol for VIPs

Despite promises by the peace bearers of our country, VIP culture thrives at the cost of civilians 

Latest data narrates that 20,000 VIPs have on average, three cops to protect each of them, while for the ordinary citizens the shortage prevails. Data compiled by the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) under the home ministry shows that out of a total 19.26 lakh police officers in the country 56944 are deployed just for the safety of 20,828 VIPs across 29 states and six Union territories. Rather, Lakshadweep is the only state where no one has ever been given special police service. 

India floats among the least policed countries in the world. Only one cop is supposed to look after 663 people. More than a policeman being there as security, he/she has become a mere status symbol for few. They state reasons such as a threat to life to enjoy a supreme social life. 

This culture is flourishing well in North and East part of India. Bihar has 3,200 VIPs being given protection by 6,248 cops. West Bengal has 2.207 VIPs protected by 4,233 policemen, while 501 cops were originally sanctioned for such arrangements. Surprisingly, the capital, New Delhi has only 489 protected persons but has the maximum number of cops- 7,420 deputed. This is justified because important, high-profile meetings and visits happen with the President and Prime Minister who reside there. 

The southern states are far more ahead when it comes to saying no to VIP culture. Maharashtra only has 74 protected persons secured by 961 men from the police. While Kerala has only 57 VIPs and 214 deployed men for service. 

Somewhere between the hunger for power and fame, we are left unattended. Policemen are misused by the political administration as symbols of strength and control, rather than making them the symbols of security, safety and trust.  

Sources: Times Of India,

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Owners of Ryan group denied anticipatory bail in student murder case

The proprietors of Ryan International School, where a seven-year-old kid was killed recently, failed to get protection from arrest today. The Punjab and Haryana High Court issued a notice to Haryana on their demand for safeguard and presented the case on Monday.

Ryan Pinto, the CEO of Ryan International, and his family father Augustine and mother Grace Pinto, who are the founders, had gone to the High Court last week asking for an anticipatory bail.

On September 8, Pradyuman Thakur, a Class 2 student of the Ryan International school in Gurgaon, was found dead with a slit throat after he went to the washroom close to his classroom. A school transport conductor accepted to be present in the washroom when the kid entered, and the conductor was also spotted in the security footage fleeing the crime scene.

Justice Inderjit Singh did not allow the Pintos any relief today. “The single seat has issued a notice of motion to the Haryana government looking for its reaction on the anticipatory bail plea,” said the lawyer for the Ryan trustees.

The Pintos moved to the Punjab and Haryana High Court after the Bombay High Court dismissed their demand for insurance from arrest on September 14.

The murder is being explored by the CBI after Pradyuman’s parents asserted that the police examination was not up to the mark.

Sources: NDTV, DNA

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Journalist killed in a political clash in Tripura

A political clash between CPI-M’s tribal wing Tripura Rajaer Upajati Ganamukti Parishad and Indigenous People’s Forum of Tripura (IPFT) workers broke out in Mandai Tehsil and was brought to attention when a TV journalist Santanu Bhaumik was killed.

Shantanu Bhaumik was working for a local news channel ‘Dinrat’. While covering the conflict and the roadblock, he was hit from behind with sharp weapon and abducted.

Several people were wounded in the clashes between supporters of two rival tribal associations in Mandwai, about 28km from Tripura capital Agartala. The IPFT workers attacked the rivals with sticks and iron rods and wounded at least 60 of them and damaged at least 15 buses.

After the reports of his death, many journalists held a protest outside Tripura CM’s residence. Four IPFT members were arrested after the incident as told by Deputy Inspector General of Police Arindam Nath.

The conflict was over upgrading the existing Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council to a separate tribal state.

Sources: HT, Quint


Delhi HC criticised DUSU presidents over defacement case.

On September 20, the presidents of Delhi University Student Union (DUSU) were rebuffed by the Delhi High Court for not being present in front of the court in the defacement of property case. While the newly-elected vice-president, Kunal Sehrawat was personally present in the court, the president, Rocky Tuseed, was represented by his counsel. Both of them belongs to NSUI.

There was scribing of names on the walls, posters were pasted around the college campuses and metro properties during the election process. The court has asked them to file an answer to the same and asked them to suggest ways to clean-up the mess created by them at the public places. According to a report of ANI, the High Court also said, ”We don’t want to take severe action but it can’t go on.”

The High Court also warned them that they can face 10 years of jail term if the FIR would be lodged. The Election Commission of India has been assigned the responsibility to send notices to all the candidates.

An advocate had filed a PIL and asked for a complete ban as the public property is defaced in the process.

Sources: India Legal