rising intolerance

Rising in-tolerance

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Jammu: AIIMS Row- An introspection

To Give:  A while ago there was video which had gone viral in social media especially amongst Indians both at home and abroad. In Mumbai there is this famed system of Dabbawalas, men on cycles who collect and deliver lunch boxes to people in their offices at lunch hour. This particular Video showcased a novel and a supposedly noble concept of people sending back their ‘dabbas’ and signing up for the distribution of any leftover food in it, amongst the poor and the hungry. This was hailed as an act of worthy charity, since the food is not wasted and the hungry are fed too. This kind of charity though has serious flaws. The very fact that to give someone …

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Dogras – The Perceived Villains

If there is an issue which brings with itself historical differences, extreme passions, deep seated distrust, interference both internal and external, a tortured past and a hazy troubled future, it is that of Jammu Kashmir. Those who truly love the State above every existing conditioning of opinion and expected alignments depending on region and faith, put in effort everyday sifting through the news and the depressing discourse to look for a story which brings the gift of good tied up with a big and bold satin bow of hope. Though spotting the good maybe as hard as finding the proverbial needle in the haystack and may involve the back breaking work of picking through a mountain load of hay, but …

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C for Choice and C for Consequence – #VogueEmpower

Dear Children, You may one day see this beautifully made black and white video with women who will be telling you, in slow motion and with haunting music playing in the background, all that there is to choice. Although they speak only for women, dear Son, choice is as much yours as it is your Sister’s. They repeatedly tell you that you can justify any act of yours by saying ‘It’s my Choice’. They say that many times in the Video and it reminds me how as 5 year olds sometimes if you did something you were not supposed to, upon being asked why you did it, you would say “just because I wanted to”. You know it did not …

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Younger brother Ignites fire, Elder brother does Fire Fighting

Dr Farooq Abdullah says NC-Congress Alliance working well A day after Dr Mustafa Kamal, younger brother of Union Minister Dr Farooq Abdullah accused the congress party of back stabbing them by not casting their votes in support of National Conference candidate from South Kashmir and getting ready to repeat the same in the last leg of the polling on May 7 senior Abdullah set out on the damage control exercise and  clarified that NC-Congress alliance in parliamentary elections was working ‘perfectly well,’ adding the comments by Dr Kamal stating anything to the contrary were irrelevant. In a statement issued from Srinagar, Dr Farooq said, ‘Congress votes were transferred effectively to NC candidates in the Anantnag parliamentary constituency and Congress leaders …

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Why Omar avoided posting Good Luck messages to motivate Voters in Kashmir Valley?

On April 9, a day ahead of the first round of polling on Jammu-Poonch Lok Sabha seat Chief Minister Omar Abdullah had enthusiastically posted a comment on the micro blogging site wishing good luck to contesting candidates and voters. “All of you contesting or voting today – good luck. Make it a good one 2014”, Omar had tweeted.   All of you contesting or voting today – good luck. Make it a good one #2014 — Omar Abdullah (@abdullah_omar) April 10, 2014 This was the first and the last message Omar wrote. In the next three rounds of polling on April 17, April 24 and now the just finished crucial phase of polling on April 30 where Union Minister Dr …

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Why State Information dept. give publicity to Dr Farooq Abdullah only and accord step motherly treatment to Ghulam Nabi Azad?

Two senior parliamentarians from the state of Jammu and Kashmir are currently Union Ministers in the Congress led UPA govt but when it comes to giving publicity to their routine working the state Information department, directly under the charge of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, give first preference to the New and Renewable Ministry  headed by Dr Farooq Abdullah and ignore the achievements of the Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad. At regular intervals the department circulates press statements related to the Ministry of New and Renewable energy along with pictures. From time to time whenever Dr Farooq Abdullah interacts with delegations and signs any memorandum of understanding the state Information department circulates the press note widely and …

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Motorists in Jammu have stopped Traffic Violations hence no Road Safety Week this time

It is January 3 and still there are no signs of organising Road Safety Week in Jammu on ground zero. No sign boards have been erected, no awareness camps are being held and no campaign material is being distributed and no NGO has come forward to educate general masses and spread awareness on Road Safety. The state Transport department is also sitting idle as no seminar or lecture has been organised either on the subject. No Minister has come forward to release birds/balloons marking the beginning of the week long awareness week. As per the fixed calender ever year Road Safety week is organised from Jan 1-7 to spread awareness about traffic rules and other awareness keeping in mind the …

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Sajjad Ahmed Kitchloo

With Kitchloo at the helm how can Police Department be trusted to file a factual report on Kishtwar Violence

With National Conference MLA Sajjad Kitchloo occupying the hot seat in the office of MOS Home guessing the contents of the final report of the one man Commission constituted to probe the incidents of Kishtwar violence is not going to be a herculean task. According to the 160 page interim report of the commission the commission is expected to file the final report in the next two months time and is presently awaiting the replies of the state police department, central and state Intelligence agencies. With Kitchloo at the helm of affairs and incharge of police department how can one expect  the police department to file a factual report even if it contains some adverse remarks. It is highly unlikely …

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By standing behind Kitchloo, Omar has staked longevity of NC-Cong alliance?

By lending ‘blind’ support to  Kishtwar MLA Sajjad Kitchloo and rushing in for the swearing in ceremony barely hours after he was given clean chit by the Kishtwar riot probe panel, without taking the alliance partners in to confidence, J&K Chief Minister Omar Abduallh has virtually staked future of the congress-National Conference alliance for the forthcoming Lok Sabha and Assembly polls in the state. The manner in which the news of the Kitchloo’s re-induction in the council of ministers has been exploited by the state BJP unit and the sustained campaign has been launched by the party to expose the cruel face of the alliance, aimed at further consolidating its own vote bank ahead of the polls, is enough fodder …

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