Saturday, 18 May 2019

INDIA NEEDS NAMO -DR GAUTAM GHOSH

 INDIA NEEDS  NARENDRA MODI 


INDIA NEEDS  NARENDRA MODI 

THERE are many good works done by Modi government many of which have not got the required publicity attention.
More than 2 lakhs of bogus Aadhar cards were cancelled. More than 3.46 lakhs bogus shell companies have been derecognized and 3.09 lakhs directors associated with these entities have been disqualified. GST was introduced to prevent the Pakistan money coming into the hands of Hurriyat.
Nearly three crore fake and duplicate ration cards have been cancelledduring the three years of the NDA governmentThis also saved the country Rs 17,000 crore every year during this period, he added. Linking the ration card to the holder's Aadhar number had allowed the government to clean up the system, CR Chaudhary, Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food And Public Distribution said. He was speaking at the 21st National Conference on e-Governance.
 "Out of 23 crore ration cards in the country, 82 per cent (19 crore) are linked with Aadhar. We have removed 2.95 crore fake or duplicate ration cards in the country in the past three years which has resulted in a saving of Rs 17,000 crore annually. It has ensured that food grains are being delivered to the rightful person," he said. As per the latest report, (Jan 16, 2019) the government has saved Rs. 90, 000 crores by weeding out 60 million fake ration cards
The Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with an aim to provide 24×7 uninterrupted electricity supply to each rural household across the country by 2022. 
India has jumped 73 spots to be ranked 26th in World Bank’s Electricity accessibility list. The country was ranked 99th in 2014Out of the 18,452 villages, which lacked electricity, over 18,000 villages have been provided access to electricity. In addition, a person applying for new electricity connection within 24 hours in areas where power infrastructure, electricity connection would be given in a week. The government’s rural electrification programme is on track for completion within completion within the targeted 1,000 days.

 The Government has established an institution National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) to regulate auditors.

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) said it struck off around 2.24 lakh companies for remaining inactive for a period of two years or more. Several of these companies are suspected to be shell companies and restrictions have been imposed on the operation of their bank accounts and sale of movable and immovable properties until they are restored. The decision was taken based on data received from 54 banks post demonetization.
A preliminary examination of 58,000 accounts involving 35,000 companies has revealed that over Rs 17,000 crore was deposited and withdrawn post demonetization, the release said. Demonetization was a Central Government order passed on 8 November, 2016, which had invalidated all old notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000.
The Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana started in 2014 “when banking was just a prerogative of a small section of society, with almost 42 percent of Indiabeing excluded from it." said Jaitley while delivering the keynote address at the Conclave on Financial Inclusion organized by the United Nations in India.
But in 2018 Jaitley said 84 crore new accounts have been opened under this scheme since 2014, with the number of rural-urban women beneficiaries touching 17.6 crores. Zero balance accounts under PM Jan Dhan Yojana have come down to 20 per cent from 77 per cent in the past 3 years, he added.
However, volunteers took up a door-to-door approach of encouraging rural dwellers to open bank accounts, explaining additional incentives like the availability of a RuPay card, insurance benefits and more. Now 26 crore people have availed the RuPay Cards.
The Centre's Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana has also assisted 20 crore people under the scheme by providing small loans and financing small businesses. "Over a 100 million people have been included in this scheme so far, whereby by paying a premium of Rs.1 per month, these beneficiaries can avail accident insurance worth Rs. 2 lakh. Upon paying a slightly higher premium, beneficiaries can avail full time death insurance as well," said Jaitley.
The abolition of triple talaq has brought great relief to lakhs of Muslim married ladies, who were under the perpetual fear of being divorced at any moment without giving them an opportunity to defend.

The Haj Subsidy has been withdrawn as per Supreme Court order of 2012. By withdrawing subsidies for Haj pilgrimage, the Modi Government- has upheld not only the decison of the Hon'ble Supre Court buy also the Islamic law read with Koranic verses - which states that a as India is a Secular Nation - taking subsidy for Haj is not as per religious rules of Islam .
Although most major political parties have been voted to power at the Centre over the last seven decades, no party or coalition of parties had the courage to touch this issue, lest it be seen as hurting Muslim sentiment, which actually acted as an act of aggression on Muslim Religion
Further to note , Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi announced that the money spent on Haj subsidy would be utilized for social welfare. These funds were  be used for education and other welfare measures for Muslim women and girls.

All Padma awards were not given to film stars or cricket players as was the case with previous government, but were awarded, for the first time, to those who have really contributed worthy of making our India great and proud. All the 4 years the awards were given to highly deserving people, who did not have god-father.
The petrol dues of $6.5 billion worth of oil borrowed from Iran had not been cleared by the previous government. But Modi government has cleared it in one lump sum. Iran has agreed to accept oil payments in Indian rupees, not in US Dollars. Saudi Arabia has promised to open an oil refinery in Mumbai. Further, Saudi Arabia has agreed to give petrol in exchange of water!!
The speed with which Kulbhushn Yadav case was moved to International Court of Justice prevented the hanging of Yadav. Harish Salve, who argued the case for India, did not take any money or fees, except a token amount of Rs. 1 mainly because Modi is a clean handed man!
More than 1 crore people have voluntarily surrendered cooking gas subsidy. Further, the subsidies are being credited to the bank account of the customers, thus stopping the leakage of crores of money which was consumed by the different oil companies. More than 18 lakhs of villages have been electrified in a record time.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) under the ministry of petroleum & natural gas on May 1, 2016, from Uttar Pradesh’s Ballia district. The Rs 8,000 crore scheme aims to provide LPG connections free of cost to 5 crore below poverty line (BPL) households. For 2016-17, the target was set at 1.5 crore households, which the ministry achieved in just nine months, and it has been able to cover 2 crore households by the end of calendar year 2016.
The rapid progress of the PMUY has raised the percentage of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe house holds with LPG connections to 37% of the total LPG coverage in the country. The same has risen to 13% for minorities. Priority is given to states where LPG penetration is below the national average, such as Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
Ujjwala independently addresses women, mainly from the economically weaker sections, as it must contribute towards making the lives of women and children easier and healthier, so that they don’t spend time collecting firewood and other unhealthy items.
An oil ministry statement said that, in FY17, the three fuel retailers—Indian Oil, Bharat Petroleum and Hindustan Petroleum—issued a total of 3.75 crore new LPG connectionsthe highest number given in any year, including connections under the PMUY scheme. As a result, the LPG coverage in the country jumped to 72.8%, with 19.88 crore active consumers, as on April 1, 2017. 5 crore people have got free gas connections. Apart from the successes, there are multiple challenges too, such as inadequacy of authenticated data on BPL population and identification of poor households, in transferring subsidies as it may involve leakages.
According to International Labour Organisation (ILO), India recorded the highest average real wage growth in South Asia during 2008-17. In South Asia, India led the average real wage growth in 2008-17 as 5.5 against a regional media of 3.7.
According to Centre for Digital Financial Inclusion (CDFI), that uses technology for financial inclusion, says that the government has transferred over Rs. 1600 crore to eligible mothers under Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana.
The Delhi-Meerut expressway was commissioned in just 500 days! Likewise, 9.15 km long Dhola - Sadiya Bridge, named after Assam singer Bhupen Hazarika has brought a great relief to the people of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, as these two states are now connected. This bridge reduces the cost and time of travel time by 7 to 8 hours and will open new doors to economic development making the NE region as a top economically developed region. The Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP).
Around 65 lakhs of new tax-payers have been added in these 4 years. This means to that black money which was circulating in the economy has been eliminated.
 The Foreign exchange reserves have touched $421.12 billion, which is a historic high record.
 In a report disclosed by RTI activist Lokesh Batra, it has come to light that the amount spent by the ex-Vice President Hamid Ansari on his foreign trips was 7 times higher than PM Modi spent on all his foreign trips. Modi travels during the night to foreign countries so that he can sleep in the airplane to avoid expensive hotel bills in foreign countries.


Expressway in Gurugram, which was recently inaugurated by the Prime Minister Modi, is expected to relieve the traffic congestion of the National Capital region (NCR). This is because this Expressway links the National Highways number 1, 10, 8 and 2 running through the districts of Sonepat, Jjajjar, Gurugram, Mewat and Palwal. Likewise, the Prime Minister Modi also inaugurated the Eastern Peripheral Expressway or the Kundli-Ghaziabad-Palwal (KGP) Expressway in Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh.






To sum up some of the  wonderful things which Narendra Modi has done are –


Modi initiated was to dismantle the long-standing relic of economic planning, the Planning Commission, and also eliminate the distinction between planned and non-planned expenditure in the country’s annual budgets. These changes signalled the completion of India’s ideological shift in economic thinking, away from the state-led planning of the Nehruvian era towards a market-oriented approach of development. A major drawback of the Planning Commission had been that it created rigid national schemes, which required states to implement them by setting aside a significant share of funds. This left the states grossly disempowered.
With the dismantling of the institution, the states were now left with more discretion over how to use their funds. The government also accepted a proposal of the Finance Commission to give state governments 42% of central tax receipts, up from 32%. 
Advancing far on the reform process, the private sector was given further leeway in sectors where the state was proving incompetent. A cap on foreign investment in the defence sector was lifted from 26% to 49%. Similarly, furthering Vajpayee’s initiative to allow private entry into the insurance sector, the cap for foreign investment in it was raised to 49% as well.
The World Bank noted in its 2018 Doing Business report that India had adopted thirty-seven reforms since 2003 and nearly half of them had been introduced in the last four years.
A few of the key reforms that the World Bank alludes to have been game-changing in their expected long-term impact on the economy. The first arose from a strenuous legacy of rising non-performing assets (NPA) with public sector banks that the BJP government had inherited. The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016, was passed in parliament to address the issue. The code allows either the creditor or the borrower to approach the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) to initiate insolvency proceedings. It further lays down provisions for debt resolution within a span of three to five months.
The second major reform by the BJP government on the economic front came in the form of the biggest tax reform in Indian history with the implementation of the goods and services tax (GST), after well over a decade in the making. The tax, which aims at simplifying the tax structure of the country by replacing the erstwhile multilayered complicated tax system, was introduced in 2017
The new tax system eliminated the maze of check posts at state borders, where lorries transporting goods typically used to languish for hours. It is expected to transform into higher ease of doing business in the economy and translate into facilitation of a high-growth trajectory.
The third major contrast in the BJP government to the previous one has been in its approach towards combating corruption. While the second term of the UPA had been mired in corruption scandals right at the top, the complete absence of any such cases since then has been refreshing. The government has also been focused on addressing the problem of black money in the economy. A successful effort has been made in managing to end the data secrecy of money stashed in Swiss banks, which has long been perceived as a haven for illicit wealth.
The fifth major achievement of the Modi government has been able to control that to a good extent. While the YoY inflation growth has been negative, the mean inflation rate lies around 4% which is a good indicator 
In short we can conclude by saying that FIIR EK BAAR Modi SARKAR -- is more likely to provide a strong & active Government with a much better 'law & order'. In such a case, minorities would feel much safer. Major community would also feel much better, as a part of the sense of 'being wronged against' & of 'appeasement' of minorities, would get mitigated, which would reduce their anger against the minorities. The neighboring countries both having hostile and friendly relations would have to respectfully treat India, knowing that India is in the hands of the perfect Prime Minister 

Jai Hind 


INDIA NEEDS NAMO

          INDIA NEEDS  NARENDRA MODI 


INDIA NEEDS  NARENDRA MODI 

THERE are many good works done by Modi government many of which have not got the required publicity attention.
More than 2 lakhs of bogus Aadhar cards were cancelled. More than 3.46 lakhs bogus shell companies have been derecognized and 3.09 lakhs directors associated with these entities have been disqualified. GST was introduced to prevent the Pakistan money coming into the hands of Hurriyat.
Nearly three crore fake and duplicate ration cards have been cancelledduring the three years of the NDA governmentThis also saved the country Rs 17,000 crore every year during this period, he added. Linking the ration card to the holder's Aadhar number had allowed the government to clean up the system, CR Chaudhary, Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food And Public Distribution said. He was speaking at the 21st National Conference on e-Governance.
 "Out of 23 crore ration cards in the country, 82 per cent (19 crore) are linked with Aadhar. We have removed 2.95 crore fake or duplicate ration cards in the country in the past three years which has resulted in a saving of Rs 17,000 crore annually. It has ensured that food grains are being delivered to the rightful person," he said. As per the latest report, (Jan 16, 2019) the government has saved Rs. 90, 000 crores by weeding out 60 million fake ration cards
The Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with an aim to provide 24×7 uninterrupted electricity supply to each rural household across the country by 2022. 
India has jumped 73 spots to be ranked 26th in World Bank’s Electricity accessibility list. The country was ranked 99th in 2014Out of the 18,452 villages, which lacked electricity, over 18,000 villages have been provided access to electricity. In addition, a person applying for new electricity connection within 24 hours in areas where power infrastructure, electricity connection would be given in a week. The government’s rural electrification programme is on track for completion within completion within the targeted 1,000 days.

 The Government has established an institution National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) to regulate auditors.

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) said it struck off around 2.24 lakh companies for remaining inactive for a period of two years or more. Several of these companies are suspected to be shell companies and restrictions have been imposed on the operation of their bank accounts and sale of movable and immovable properties until they are restored. The decision was taken based on data received from 54 banks post demonetization.
A preliminary examination of 58,000 accounts involving 35,000 companies has revealed that over Rs 17,000 crore was deposited and withdrawn post demonetization, the release said. Demonetization was a Central Government order passed on 8 November, 2016, which had invalidated all old notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000.
The Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana started in 2014 “when banking was just a prerogative of a small section of society, with almost 42 percent of Indiabeing excluded from it." said Jaitley while delivering the keynote address at the Conclave on Financial Inclusion organized by the United Nations in India.
But in 2018 Jaitley said 84 crore new accounts have been opened under this scheme since 2014, with the number of rural-urban women beneficiaries touching 17.6 crores. Zero balance accounts under PM Jan Dhan Yojana have come down to 20 per cent from 77 per cent in the past 3 years, he added.
However, volunteers took up a door-to-door approach of encouraging rural dwellers to open bank accounts, explaining additional incentives like the availability of a RuPay card, insurance benefits and more. Now 26 crore people have availed the RuPay Cards.
The Centre's Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana has also assisted 20 crore people under the scheme by providing small loans and financing small businesses. "Over a 100 million people have been included in this scheme so far, whereby by paying a premium of Rs.1 per month, these beneficiaries can avail accident insurance worth Rs. 2 lakh. Upon paying a slightly higher premium, beneficiaries can avail full time death insurance as well," said Jaitley.
The abolition of triple talaq has brought great relief to lakhs of Muslim married ladies, who were under the perpetual fear of being divorced at any moment without giving them an opportunity to defend.

The Haj Subsidy has been withdrawn as per Supreme Court order of 2012. By withdrawing subsidies for Haj pilgrimage, the Modi Government- has upheld not only the decison of the Hon'ble Supre Court buy also the Islamic law read with Koranic verses - which states that a as India is a Secular Nation - taking subsidy for Haj is not as per religious rules of Islam .
Although most major political parties have been voted to power at the Centre over the last seven decades, no party or coalition of parties had the courage to touch this issue, lest it be seen as hurting Muslim sentiment, which actually acted as an act of aggression on Muslim Religion
Further to note , Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi announced that the money spent on Haj subsidy would be utilized for social welfare. These funds were  be used for education and other welfare measures for Muslim women and girls.

All Padma awards were not given to film stars or cricket players as was the case with previous government, but were awarded, for the first time, to those who have really contributed worthy of making our India great and proud. All the 4 years the awards were given to highly deserving people, who did not have god-father.
The petrol dues of $6.5 billion worth of oil borrowed from Iran had not been cleared by the previous government. But Modi government has cleared it in one lump sum. Iran has agreed to accept oil payments in Indian rupees, not in US Dollars. Saudi Arabia has promised to open an oil refinery in Mumbai. Further, Saudi Arabia has agreed to give petrol in exchange of water!!
The speed with which Kulbhushn Yadav case was moved to International Court of Justice prevented the hanging of Yadav. Harish Salve, who argued the case for India, did not take any money or fees, except a token amount of Rs. 1 mainly because Modi is a clean handed man!
More than 1 crore people have voluntarily surrendered cooking gas subsidy. Further, the subsidies are being credited to the bank account of the customers, thus stopping the leakage of crores of money which was consumed by the different oil companies. More than 18 lakhs of villages have been electrified in a record time.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) under the ministry of petroleum & natural gas on May 1, 2016, from Uttar Pradesh’s Ballia district. The Rs 8,000 crore scheme aims to provide LPG connections free of cost to 5 crore below poverty line (BPL) households. For 2016-17, the target was set at 1.5 crore households, which the ministry achieved in just nine months, and it has been able to cover 2 crore households by the end of calendar year 2016.
The rapid progress of the PMUY has raised the percentage of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe house holds with LPG connections to 37% of the total LPG coverage in the country. The same has risen to 13% for minorities. Priority is given to states where LPG penetration is below the national average, such as Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
Ujjwala independently addresses women, mainly from the economically weaker sections, as it must contribute towards making the lives of women and children easier and healthier, so that they don’t spend time collecting firewood and other unhealthy items.
An oil ministry statement said that, in FY17, the three fuel retailers—Indian Oil, Bharat Petroleum and Hindustan Petroleum—issued a total of 3.75 crore new LPG connectionsthe highest number given in any year, including connections under the PMUY scheme. As a result, the LPG coverage in the country jumped to 72.8%, with 19.88 crore active consumers, as on April 1, 2017. 5 crore people have got free gas connections. Apart from the successes, there are multiple challenges too, such as inadequacy of authenticated data on BPL population and identification of poor households, in transferring subsidies as it may involve leakages.
According to International Labour Organisation (ILO), India recorded the highest average real wage growth in South Asia during 2008-17. In South Asia, India led the average real wage growth in 2008-17 as 5.5 against a regional media of 3.7.
According to Centre for Digital Financial Inclusion (CDFI), that uses technology for financial inclusion, says that the government has transferred over Rs. 1600 crore to eligible mothers under Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana.
The Delhi-Meerut expressway was commissioned in just 500 days! Likewise, 9.15 km long Dhola - Sadiya Bridge, named after Assam singer Bhupen Hazarika has brought a great relief to the people of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, as these two states are now connected. This bridge reduces the cost and time of travel time by 7 to 8 hours and will open new doors to economic development making the NE region as a top economically developed region. The Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP).
Around 65 lakhs of new tax-payers have been added in these 4 years. This means to that black money which was circulating in the economy has been eliminated.
 The Foreign exchange reserves have touched $421.12 billion, which is a historic high record.
 In a report disclosed by RTI activist Lokesh Batra, it has come to light that the amount spent by the ex-Vice President Hamid Ansari on his foreign trips was 7 times higher than PM Modi spent on all his foreign trips. Modi travels during the night to foreign countries so that he can sleep in the airplane to avoid expensive hotel bills in foreign countries.


Expressway in Gurugram, which was recently inaugurated by the Prime Minister Modi, is expected to relieve the traffic congestion of the National Capital region (NCR). This is because this Expressway links the National Highways number 1, 10, 8 and 2 running through the districts of Sonepat, Jjajjar, Gurugram, Mewat and Palwal. Likewise, the Prime Minister Modi also inaugurated the Eastern Peripheral Expressway or the Kundli-Ghaziabad-Palwal (KGP) Expressway in Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh.






To sum up some of the  wonderful things which Narendra Modi has done are –


Modi initiated was to dismantle the long-standing relic of economic planning, the Planning Commission, and also eliminate the distinction between planned and non-planned expenditure in the country’s annual budgets. These changes signalled the completion of India’s ideological shift in economic thinking, away from the state-led planning of the Nehruvian era towards a market-oriented approach of development. A major drawback of the Planning Commission had been that it created rigid national schemes, which required states to implement them by setting aside a significant share of funds. This left the states grossly disempowered.
With the dismantling of the institution, the states were now left with more discretion over how to use their funds. The government also accepted a proposal of the Finance Commission to give state governments 42% of central tax receipts, up from 32%. 
Advancing far on the reform process, the private sector was given further leeway in sectors where the state was proving incompetent. A cap on foreign investment in the defence sector was lifted from 26% to 49%. Similarly, furthering Vajpayee’s initiative to allow private entry into the insurance sector, the cap for foreign investment in it was raised to 49% as well.
The World Bank noted in its 2018 Doing Business report that India had adopted thirty-seven reforms since 2003 and nearly half of them had been introduced in the last four years.
A few of the key reforms that the World Bank alludes to have been game-changing in their expected long-term impact on the economy. The first arose from a strenuous legacy of rising non-performing assets (NPA) with public sector banks that the BJP government had inherited. The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016, was passed in parliament to address the issue. The code allows either the creditor or the borrower to approach the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) to initiate insolvency proceedings. It further lays down provisions for debt resolution within a span of three to five months.
The second major reform by the BJP government on the economic front came in the form of the biggest tax reform in Indian history with the implementation of the goods and services tax (GST), after well over a decade in the making. The tax, which aims at simplifying the tax structure of the country by replacing the erstwhile multilayered complicated tax system, was introduced in 2017
The new tax system eliminated the maze of check posts at state borders, where lorries transporting goods typically used to languish for hours. It is expected to transform into higher ease of doing business in the economy and translate into facilitation of a high-growth trajectory.
The third major contrast in the BJP government to the previous one has been in its approach towards combating corruption. While the second term of the UPA had been mired in corruption scandals right at the top, the complete absence of any such cases since then has been refreshing. The government has also been focused on addressing the problem of black money in the economy. A successful effort has been made in managing to end the data secrecy of money stashed in Swiss banks, which has long been perceived as a haven for illicit wealth.
The fifth major achievement of the Modi government has been able to control that to a good extent. While the YoY inflation growth has been negative, the mean inflation rate lies around 4% which is a good indicator 
In short we can conclude by saying that FIIR EK BAAR Modi SARKAR -- is more likely to provide a strong & active Government with a much better 'law & order'. In such a case, minorities would feel much safer. Major community would also feel much better, as a part of the sense of 'being wronged against' & of 'appeasement' of minorities, would get mitigated, which would reduce their anger against the minorities. The neighboring countries both having hostile and friendly relations would have to respectfully treat India, knowing that India is in the hands of the perfect Prime Minister 

Jai Hind 

Friday, 2 March 2018

STOP GENOCIDE & MASS MURDER IN SYRIA

Syria, officially known as the Syrian Arab Republic, is a country in Western Asia, bordering Lebanon and the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east, Jordan to the south, and Israel to the southwest. 
In January 2011, Syrian Pres. Bashar al-Assad was asked in an interview with The Wall Street Journal if he expected the wave of popular protest then sweeping through the Arab world—which had already unseated authoritarian rulers in Tunisia and Egypt—to reach Syria. Assad acknowledged that there had been economic hardships for many Syrians and that progress toward political reform had been slow and halting, but he was confident that Syria would be spared because his administration’s stance of resistance to the United States and Israel aligned with the beliefs of the Syrian people, whereas the leaders who had already fallen had carried out pro-Western foreign policy in defiance of their people’s feelings.
On the other hand , In 2011, successful uprisings - that became known as the Arab Spring - toppled Tunisia's and Egypt's presidents. This gave hope to Syrian pro-democracy activists. That March, peaceful protests erupted in Syria as well, after 15 boys were detained and tortured for writing graffiti in support of the Arab Spring. One of the boys, a 13-year-old, was killed after having been brutally tortured.
 In July 2011, defectors from the military announced the formation of the Free Syrian Army, a rebel group aiming to overthrow the government, and Syria began to slide into civil war.
While the protests in 2011 were mostly non-sectarian, the armed conflict surfaced starker sectarian divisions. The Syrian government, led by President Bashar al-Assad, responded to the protests by killing hundreds of demonstrators and imprisoning many more. Noteworthy to mention that , while  most Syrians are Sunni Muslims, but Syria's security establishment has long been dominated by members of the Alawi sect, of which al-Assad is a member.
Opposition supporters eventually began to take up arms, first to defend themselves and later to expel security forces from their local areas
Violence escalated and the country descended into civil war as rebel brigades were formed to battle government forces for control of cities, towns and the countryside. Fighting reached the capital Damascus and second city of Aleppo in 2012.
By June 2013, the UN said 90,000 people had been killed in the conflict. By August 2015, that figure had climbed to 250,000, according to activists and the UN.
The conflict is now more than just a battle between those for or against Mr Assad. It has acquired sectarian overtones, pitching the country's Sunni majority against the president's Shia Alawite sect, and drawn in regional and world powers. The rise of the jihadist group Islamic State (IS) has added a further dimension...to be contd 

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Politricks of becoming Politicians in Canada

Dr Gautam Ghosh

In Canada , although the Constitution Act, 1867 did stipulate (as did the provincial laws) that candidates had to be male, British subjects, 21 years of age and property owners the qualification provisions in each province were not necessarily the same and there was no uniformity of qualifications for the first Members returned to the House. Indeed, candidates did not have to reside in the country. For more than one session in the First Parliament, some Members sat not only in the House of Commons, but also in the legislative assemblies of Ontario and Quebec In 1873, a private Member successfully sponsored a bill to make the practice of dual representation illegal. 

In 1874, Parliament passed its own legislation providing for the election of Members. The Dominion Election Act abolished the property qualification for candidates and declared that any British-born or naturalized male subject of Great Britain, Ireland, or Canada or one of its provinces was eligible for candidacy in an election. [82]  In 1919, women received the franchise and the right to be candidates in an election

 In 1948, the election laws were amended to ensure that candidates were Canadian residents and qualified electors; amendments also eliminated disqualification from voting on the basis of race (status Indians excepted), which in turn opened up candidacy to people of Oriental origin, in particular to Japanese-CanadiansIn 1955, revisions to the Act gave the franchise to various religious groups, in particular to Doukobours, who had previously been disenfranchised 

Aboriginal persons received the right to vote and seek election in 1960 In 1970, the voting age was lowered to 18 and, as an extension, so was the age requirement for candidacy. 

As of now , the right to run in a federal election is protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The relevant procedures and responsibilities of candidates are set out in Part 6 of the Act.

Unless specifically declared to be ineligible under section 65 of the Act, any person qualified as an elector may run for election. To stand for office, you must be a Canadian citizen aged 18 or older on election day. You may seek election in only one electoral district at a time; however, you do not need to reside in the district

A prospective candidate must first choose whether they will run as either an independent or as a representative of a political party. If you want to be an official representative of a political party, you must be officially endorsed by that party. For more information on this procedure, which varies from party to party, contact the party that you hope will endorse you.

In either case, you must file a nomination paper and other necessary documents with the returning officer for the electoral district where you intend to run.


So an immigrant coming at age of 13 from any Nation after 5 years , at age of 18  can contest in a MP Election of Canada , and he may get elected too on sympathy VOTE !!!


Further to note that ,a candidate must have established residency somewhere in Canada but not necessarily in the constituency where he or she is seeking election , which inter alia means that one not from a RIDING can be paratrooped or can simply start residing in a riding for say 5 or 6 months , with a pre-determined  idea -of contesting an election .


Now, it is also seen that   people , who are also jobless , or who have  not  yet contributed anything significant in a riding   or those who are even on Social Canada for their living   with , cheap  stunts are getting associated with Canadian Politics ~ but why ?

(..to be continued )




Saturday, 17 June 2017

Dr Gautam Ghosh -Public Speaker / Human Rights Lawyer / Political Analyst

Dr Gautam Ghosh ~ is often called the moving think tank of Asia. With his vast expertise in the field of Education / Human Resource Development / Law / Management/ Politics/ ~ he is one of the most demanded resource personalities of Asia.


His books titled Police Accountability at the Cutting Edge Level is kept in major leading Libraries across the world ~ including British National Library , Library of LSE , Australian National Library , National Library of China , National Library of India , and the list continues . 


His voluminous 2 Volumes book titled Re Legitimising Indian Police is , a crystal clear comparative analysis of policing in India where legitimacy of Police actions and inactions has been adequately addressed for ensuring a truly transparent modern policing of India .

Dr Ghosh is now working on Counter Terrorism.


Apart from being a author of international repute Dr Ghosh is the founder Chairman of Dr B G Memorial Trust in the fond memory of his mother Dr Bela Ghosh , the ex Chairperson of West Bengal Public Service Commission . The Trust is a philanthropic body running School and College, for imparting quality education to thousands of students from Secondary to Post Graduation level since the last decade 


Dr Ghosh is also a name to reckon with the field of Political Analysis. Perhaps a gene which he inherited from his famous father Late Dr R C Ghosh , who was often referred to as the moving encyclopedia . 


Dr Ghosh is associated with various Institutions and Organisations across the World. 


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Thursday, 1 June 2017

Dr Gautam Ghosh on Canadian Racism


This year, the federal government plans to spend half a billion dollars  on sparkling events marking Canada's 150th anniversary- while the blacks and the browns are still in the dark - . Its a fact Canada is having a race problem - and at places it is worse than US .

 Journalist and activist Desmond Cole has rightly said that "There's no domain in Canadian life that racism, and anti-black racism, doesn't exist," He further added " Anywhere we go, we're finding that the police always seem to have an excuse to stop us and ask us what our business is.' This is against the Charter of Rights and the very genesis of Multiculturalism in Canada - It has put Canada today in a different map altogether -the map of Dichotomy .

The Canadian Charter of Rights as envisaged in the Canadian Constitution,under sub heading " Equality Rights" states that - " Every individual is equal before and under the law and has the right to the equal protection and equal benefit of the law without discrimination and, in particular, without discrimination based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, age or mental or physical disability." - which interalia shows that while the legislative intent is to grant equal right and protection against any sort of discrimination - the hidden intention of the so called natives are otherwise and this is reflected in the Society at various stages starting from large scale bullying of brown kids or kids of the black skinned people in Schools , partisan attitude of School management towards the brown and black kids - in case of conflicts with kids of so called native white people .

According to a 2014 report issued Canada's Correctional Investigator, between 2005 and 2015 Canada's prison population grew by 10%.During the same period, the number of black inmates grew by 69% and the number of Aboriginal inmates grew by 50%.
In fact, almost a quarter of Canada's total prison population is Aboriginal, despite Aboriginal Canadians representing only 4.3% of the population, and the incarceration rate for black Canadians is "three times their representation rate in general society."

There are also the well-known instances of black Canadians commonly being subjected to random police "carding" checks. Not to mention cases of police shooting black men like Andrew Loku and Jermaine Carby dead for no particular reason with the officers involved rarely facing subsequent disciplinary action

That the irony of the issue is the Victims of such Racist attack are also the aboriginals of Canada - then who are these so called natives who are so aggressive ?
The question of racial bias in Canadian policing is under even more scrutiny after news broke sometimes back - that the Thunder Bay, Ont., police force faces a conduct investigation into how it handles the deaths of Indigenous people.

The news comes as many people across the country continue to call on the newly established Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) inquiry to examine whether police forces under-investigated the deaths and disappearances of hundreds of women.

But Indigenous advocates say police discrimination against First Nations, M├ętis and Inuit people extends far beyond death and disappearance investigations and even echoes some of the allegations of police racism raised by the Black Lives Matter movement in the U.S.
The Black Lives Matter activities definitely resonate with Aboriginals here in Canada," said Celina Reitberger, head of Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services, which serves dozens of First Nations across northern Ontario.

 According to a 2015 Statistics Canada report, only three per cent of adults in Canada are Indigenous, yet they represent between 20 and 24 per cent of adult inmates in Canada's jails and prisons.
RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson has publicly acknowledged the existence of racial bias in Canadian policing.

Racial discrimination is deeply ingrained in the policing and justice systems and can't be addressed until it's acknowledged, said Caitlyn Kasper, a lawyer at Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto who has handled race-based complaints against police.

Racial profiling is still an everyday reality for black Torontonians.

Black folks disproportionately live in poverty, and are incarcerated at an “alarming” rate, it states. They are the third-largest visible minority in Canada, and in Toronto make up more than eight per cent of the city's population.

The death of Abdirahman Abdi, a Somali-Canadian, occurred on July 24, 2016, in the neighbourhood of Hintonburg in the Kitchissippi Ward of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada., . and subsequent , data collected over two years backed up claims that racial profiling happens on Ottawa streets
In fact, Canada has a long history of hate-motivated violence towards racial or ethnic minorities attacks based on religion have long been prevalent in Canada, ’. Race and ethnicity, combined with religion, have been the basis for attacks against Jews, Muslims and Sikhs. . mainly against non-white people.

The school is a miniature of society, and a racist society will exhibit power struggles in school. Globalization and the changing goals in education have added to institutional Racism forming hidden curriculum  which includes bullying, ostracization, physical violence and even murder

 While this fact is known to all - ,most of the immigrants prefer to lie low - giving a better impetus for continuation of this impunity although in a hush hush manner - for the presence of the fourth estate - which is still not under the full control of the culprits . It short - the entire scenario ; reminds me what In 1996, the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples wrote, In short - the entire scenario ; reminds me what In 1996, the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples wrote, “A country cannot be built on a living lie.” (Vol II, at 1) -and really today i find Living Lie all around - beautifully camouflaged