AN OPEN LETTER TO SHRI. MOHAN BHAGWAT, SARSANGHCHALAK, RASHTRIYA SWAYAMSEVAK SANGH (RSS): Your Address of April 26 – Too little, too late!


AN OPEN LETTER TO SHRI. MOHAN BHAGWAT, SARSANGHCHALAK, RASHTRIYA SWAYAMSEVAK SANGH (RSS): Your Address of April 26 – Too little, too late!

Dear Shri. Mohan Bhagwat, The whole Nation, it is presumed, heard your online address on April 26, on the current situation in the wake of COVID-19 crisis. Probable exceptions may be the sea of poor migrant labourers stranded in various towns and cities, who might have been standing in lengthy queues during your address, to collect their food packets from good Samaritans. Neither was it the festive occasion of Vijayadashami, nor the annual training session for RSS workers – routine occasions for address by the Sangh chief. But still you chose to address on this day, which shows the gravity of the situation. At the outset, let me borrow a famous quote from Julius Caesar, the famous play written by William Shakespeare – “There is a tide in the affairs of men Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of their life Is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat; And we must take the current when it serves, Or lose our ventures.” For the past one and a half months, the whole country has been reeling under the onslaught of Covid-19 Virus. Honourable Prime Minister of India has been leading from the front in India’s fight against this invisible enemy. Our proactive approach in tackling the Corona Virus has been receiving kudos from the whole world. Then, almost as a bolt from the blue, came about the Tablighi Jamaat controversy. And in no time, the focus of our war against this unprecedented Pandemic shifted to a little-known mosque in Nizamuddin Area of New Delhi – the Bangle Wali Masjid that serves as the Markaz (headquarters) of the Tablighi Jamaat movement. There is absolutely no doubt that the deplorable actions of some followers of the Tablighi Jamaat are beyond condonation, and must be dealt with according to the law of the land. No sooner had the Markaz fiasco came to pass, than all our traditional print and electronic media and social media appeared to have been jolted out of their hibernation, a more apt phrase would be ‘jolted out of their monotony’ of talking only about the Pandemic. What ensued can only be 

described as anything but journalism, a career that demands the highest level of professionalism and responsibility. The Islamophobic hashtags and topics began circulating on Twitter, Facebook and the Whatsapp, TRP-enhancing phrases like Corona Jihad flashing on most of the TV channels, with the newspapers taking every step not to be left behind their online counterparts in this race. Objective and balanced reporting of the event were few and far between, that naturally got drowned in the cacophony of unchecked activism on the part of majority of the media – TV channels, newspapers and the social media. In your address, you had emphasized that an entire community should not be blamed for the acts of a few, in an apparent reference to the Tablighi Jamaat Markaz controversy. By virtue of your stature, you enjoy enormous authority not only in the RSS but a larger agglomeration of Hindu organisations. Many of those who have been behind the ongoing targeting of Muslim community, in the name of the Tablighi Jamaat incident, are associated with these organisations. It is for this very reason that your intervention becomes all the more important. But, given your mysterious silence for almost a month since the Markaz controversy first erupted, your address can only be described as too little, too late. Had you chosen to speak out earlier, so many damages could have been avoided.

 Unscrupulous mischief mongers using this incident in some way to blame the entire Muslim community for the spread of Covid-19 in India, could have been avoided.

 Unchecked, misinformed, misguided and misdirected activism in majority of the electronic and print media in India, continuing unabashedly to this day, could have been avoided.

 Incessant spewing of venom against Muslims by the trolls on social media, with unsubstantiated allegations of some form of Jihad or conspiracy to weaken the country, could have been avoided.

 Physical assaults on Muslims, innocent and unconnected with the Markaz fiasco, in several places could have been avoided.

 Religious profiling and boycotting of poor Muslim vendors selling groceries and miscellaneous items, could have been avoided. Whether this is a prelude to the larger economic boycott of Muslims in the unorganised sector, only time will tell.

 Several instances of Muslim volunteers being harassed and prevented from carrying out relief activities in several parts of the country, could have been avoided.

 The most inhuman incidence of some hospitals and clinics turning away Muslim patients just because to their faith, could have been avoided.

 The Health Ministry’s bulletins, separately detailing break-up of Covid-19 cases caused by the Tablighi Jamaat congregation, forced the WHO Emergency Programme Director Mike Ryan to say, “This does not help. Having Covid-19 is not anybody’s fault. Every case is a victim. It is very important that we do not profile the cases on the basis of racial, religious and ethnic lines.”

Such adverse remarks against the country in an international forum could have been avoided.

 Recent diplomatic embarrassments faced by India over the outrage in Gulf countries due to relentless Islamophobia by certain misguided elements, necessitating the intervention of the
Prime Minister himself to assuage their unease, could have been avoided.

 

To make matter worse, the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), in its
2020 annual report last week, recommended that India be designated as a “country of particular
concern” (CPC), for engaging in and tolerating systematic, ongoing, and egregious religious
freedom violations. It is for the first time since 2004 that India has been designated a CPC, and
finds itself bracketed with countries like China, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, North Korea, Syria
and Iran. Such dubious distinction for India as a secular democracy bodes ill for her international
image and goodwill.
Adverse international opinion does not make a difference for pariah states like North Korea, Syria
or Myanmar, nor do these states could care less about what the world thinks about them. But India
belongs to an entirely different league of nations. It is the largest democracy in the world. That is
why, any (adverse) remark about India in the international arena matters a lot for the country. India
has rightly rejected all such negative comments emanating from various international forums in
recent times, as any sovereign country should do. Nevertheless, this should lead us to an honest
introspection, whether such unpleasant remarks and their frequency are any pointer to a growing
lack of faith and credibility of India as a secular democracy. If so, this does not augur well for India
as a country aspiring to reclaim its status of a Vishwa Guru.
Let me quote a line from the famous novel, The Plague (French: La Peste) by Albert Camus,
published in 1947, that tells the story of a plague sweeping the French Algerian city of Oran.
“....... there is no denying that the plague had gradually killed off in all of us the faculty not of love
only but even of friendship........”
The above line is not only pertinent to be quoted in the present circumstances, but also bears a

frightening resemblance to the social conditions existing in the country under the prevailing Covid-
19 Pandemic. Thanks to irresponsible media coverage, as well as irresponsible statements by certain

 

politicians, the current Pandemic has caused the simmering schism between the two communities – Hindus and Muslims – to widen further. No doubt the deadly Corona Virus is wreaking havoc throughout the world, India being no exception to its curse. But what is unique to this country is the alarming reality that riding on the fatal Corona Virus, a far more deadly COMMUNAL VIRUS is slowly taking deeper roots in the Indian society. As if that were not enough, there is every indication that this Communal Virus will outlive the Corona Virus, further rupturing the socio-economic fabric of our country. This carries the grave risk of making India’s recovery post-Covid very, very difficult, if not impossible. Thus, you have upon your shoulders an added moral responsibility now, to ensure that your advice contained in the address of April 26 is religiously followed in letter and spirit, and enforced on the ground, by your cadres. It is to be hoped that a strong message had already gone with your address that all minorities, including Muslims, are an integral part of India’s socio-economic fabric, and that sincere recovery efforts post-Covid requires the Nation to work in unison.

SATYAMEVA JAYATE M. W. ANSARI, IPS (Retd.) Former D.G.P., Chhattisgarh Email: mwansari1984@gmail.com

 




Indian Muslims emerge as true warriors during COVID times


Indian Muslims emerge as true warriors during COVID times


Despite being subjected to a vilification campaign and demonization by a large section of media, Muslims in India are displaying humanity and are taking to the frontlines in the hour of crisis. They offered spontaneous and heroic support to the poor and vulnerable after 1.2 billion of Indian citizens were confined to their homes following the outbreak of coronavirus in India, and began feeding the millions trapped in the quagmire. The very same Muslims who were threatened of being stripped of their citizenship just weeks before the outbreak of the pandemic, rose to the occasion and began helping the poor in their critical hour of need.

Displaying raw courage young Muslims boldly lent their shoulders to carry biers of Hindu deceased, when even the kith and kin of the deceased refused to go close to the dead body. A team by the name of “Peace For Humanity” stepped forward to carry the biers and accompany the deceased to the crematorium to a non-Muslim migrant from Calcutta who passed away on 18 April 2020, in RT Nagar, Bangalore. In another such display of humanity and communal harmony, Muslim men carried a Hindu woman’s bier when family refused to perform the last rites. In one more incident, Muslim men carried the bier of a Hindu in Mumbai when family deserted the dead body out of fear of the virus. In Meerut fasting Muslim men took out funeral procession of Hindu priest.

No one should sleep hungry
Individual initiatives
Since lockdown Nikhat Mohammadi, a Muslim woman with her team of volunteers, is successfully running Mumbai’s largest community kitchen where healthy, hygienic food is distributed among over one lakh people of all religions and ethnicities. Her motto is no one should sleep hungry. A Mumbai mosque feeds and provides ration to 800 jobless labourers daily amid lockdown. Salim Koda, former cricketer feeds over 110000 in Mumbai every day. Residents of Matial Mahal are serving two meals a day. Muslim brothers of Barkas, Hyderabad ditched grand reception to use the money to provide rations to the deprived. A group of youngsters in Bangalore set up the kitchen from their own resources to provide cooked food to the hapless migrants, the homeless and the acute poor in Doddaballapur, near Bangalore. Every evening they cook and distribute 515 food packets. Under the banner, Koi Bhooka na soaye, a sole lady in Deoband, UP, has been voluntarily preparing meals twice a day for 400 people every day since the lockdown began on March 22nd.

Pasha Brothers from Kolar district of Karnataka sold their property for Rs. 25 lakh to feed the hungry. The family bought over 30 ton of rice and truck loads of other groceries. Founded by a Hyderabad youth, Mohammed Shujatullah, Humanity First Foundation has been feeding close to 700 hungry and the homeless people much before the COVID-19 lockdown itself. Khalid Fahad has been feeding 3000 people. And this is one person’s effort.

In a rare humanitarian gesture West Bengal police constable Mahinoor Khatun, broke her savings of Rs 200,000, to feed the hungry. She had kept the savings aside for her father’s treatment. Ameenuddin of Bangalore has been cooking 10,000 meals per day in a busy area called Kalasipalyam. Nasrullah Khan, a 40-year-old businessman from Valsad district, who runs an electric panel manufacturing unit in Vapi GIDC has spent Rs 1.10 crore in more than a month to distribute ration kits to poor families in 35 villages in the district.

Organisations at work
Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, one of the India’s oldest Islamic organisations that is always in the forefront during any national calamity, has so far given lockdown relief of 23.73 crores. Besides distributing food packs and ration kits it is also rendering cash support, distributing sanitizers, face masks and other essential items. Popular Front of India (PFI) is also distributing food and other essential relief materials to deserving people in the interior parts of Mangalore, Karnataka to the inaccessible locations. Safa Baitul Maal, a prominent charity organisation, has intensified its activities to help those suffering due to the COVID-19 crisis. They are delivering ration kits to the homes of the deserving. Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind Bangalore has been tirelessly providing food and rations to all sections of the society however, its volunteers met with stiff resistance in Dalit colonies. They were forced to go back in one particular area. But the brave-hearts didn’t lose heart and came back to the same locality under police escort to give away food packets to the distraught and hungry people.

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Hira Welfare Association (HWA), one of the biggest charity organisations, generously and selflessly works day and night to carry out relief operations in Whitefield, Bangalore. Al Ansaar Trust of Bangalore has been working tirelessly among the marginalized communities. Hazrat Usman Ghani Social Welfare Association is doing some great relief work among the urban poor in Bangalore. Bangalore based, Al-Faid Trust met with heads of churches, temples and mosques of their area to determine the actual needs of affected people. Payam-e-Insaniyat, a forum of spreading amity among communities is in the forefront of distributing food aid to the poor and stranded migrants with the help of local police. Starting a full-fledged kitchen for feeding the hungry, Our Nation Welfare Trust on an average serves 3000 meals each day.

Medical help
A garment factory run by Muslims in Ahmedabad supplies PPE to hospitals. The entire cost of producing the PPEs is borne by the Muslim entrepreneur himself. While the hospitals supply the raw material, the migrant Muslim staff, in a state of fasting works assiduously throughout the day to produce kits. Pray Foundation and Our National Welfare Trust, the two leading Muslim charities of Bangalore, are working with Medlife to ensure free reach of medicines to those in genuine need. Mercy to Mankind, a Bangalore-based charity organisation, in collaboration with a host of other organizations, is supplying PPEs to many health centers. Saving Souls, a NGO started by a few young businessmen of Bangalore reaches out to 96 HIV+ patients in the dead of night.

Confronting with demonisation and abuse for weeks, the Tablighis too came forward to donate their plasma to save their countrymen from the deadly coronavirus. Not only Indian members of the Jamaat, but foreign attendees of the Tablighi eventalso came forward to save the lives of Indian COVID patients irrespective of their religion.

COVID frontliners
Dr Mahboob Khan, Superintendent of the Chest Hospital, his wife, Dr Shahana Khan who works at Gandhi Hospital and their daughter Rashika Khan, a house surgeon in Fever Hospital, all three of them are at the frontline of the fight against COVID-19 in Telangana. Telangana IT Minister K T Rama Rao, in his tweet, acknowledges the dedication of three Muslim doctors, father mother and daughter.Offers for quarantine facilities
Most Haj Houses in states converted into Covid-19 quarantine facilities. Many Muslim-managed schools have opened their doors to serve as a quarantine facility. Well-known Islamic seminary, the Darul Uloom Deoband, has offered one of its buildings to the government in Uttar Pradesh for setting up an isolation ward for coronavirus patients. Anjuman-i-Islam the Mumbai’s oldest educational institution handed over the Abdul Razzaq Kalsekar Polytechnic New Panvel building to fight COVID-19.

Religion no bar
Several non-Muslims have testified that Muslim volunteers are providing relief to all irrespective of their religion.

Muslims proved themselves as true warriors
Muslim community has committed its services to the nation in various forms. They are feeding millions and coming to the aid of the destitute and needy in so many different ways. The Muslim community which is conspiringly labeled as anti-nationals, by virtue of the charity it gives and the risks it is willing to take to help the underprivileged, has proven that they are the true patriots. And what better time to test this than during the unprecedented crisis brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Bois Locker Room: Delhi schoolboy in custody over chat group glorifying rape, sharing nudes of under-age girls


Bois Locker Room: Delhi schoolboy in custody over chat group glorifying rape, sharing nudes of under-age girls

The Delhi Police have taken a schoolboy into custody after initiating a probe against the Instagram chat group "Bois Locker Room" (boys locker room) where photos of underage girls were being shared and objectified.

The teen, who is a student of a reputed Delhi-school, has identified 20 more boys, who were the participants of the said group. The perpetrators reportedly study in class 11 and 12, and spread across 4 to 5 schools in the national capital. Speaking to IANS over the phone, Anish Roy, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Cyber Crime, said, "We have asked Instagram to share the details of the members and admin of the said group, including their names, IP addresses etc."

Leaked screenshots of the private Instagram chat group kicked up a storm over rape culture in India after numerous boys were allegedly seen sharing photos of underage girls, objectifying them, and planning 'gang rapes'.

The incident came to light after a girl from south Delhi shared a screenshot on social media, exposing the said group and scores of similar groups.

She wrote, "A group of south delhi guys aged 17-18 types have this ig gc named "boy's locker room" where objectify and morph pictures of girls their age. 2 boys from my school are a part of it. MY FRIENDS AND I ARE FREAKING OUT THIS IS SO EWWW AND NOW MY MOM WANTS ME TO QUIT IG."

The girl also shared the screenshot of the list of participants of the group and that of their chats where they could be seen sharing pictures of girls and passing comments over them.

The Delhi Commission for Women too swung into action and issued a notice to the Delhi Police and Instagram over the issue.

"I saw a screenshot of the "Boys Locker Room" Instagram group. This is a clear example of a gruesome criminal and rapist mindset," Delhi Commission for Women Chief Swati Maliwal said.

"We are issuing a notice to Instagram and Delhi Police. All the boys in this group should be arrested," she added.




Happy Birthday Boss: Umar Khalid leads celebrations of wishing Karl Marx on birth anniversary


Happy Birthday Boss: Umar Khalid leads celebrations of wishing Karl Marx on birth anniversary

Marxism has had different points of view ever since philosopher Karl Marx came up with his philosophy. Unfortunately, the philosophy, which theoretically looks wonderful, is almost impossible to practice, as Russian, Chinese and Central, and Latin American governments have shown.

Yet, despite the flaws, Marx is revered even today. On Tuesday, Umar Khalid led the way in wishing social reformer Karl Marx on his 202nd birth anniversary.

"Reading Karl Marx is like unraveling the many layers of the world, finding order in chaos, the method behind the madness and most importantly the way out of this labyrinth. Happy Birthday Boss, you turn 202 today," Khalid tweeted.

Other left-leading individuals, too, wished Marx on the day


Umar Khalid

@UmarKhalidJNU
Reading Karl Marx is like unraveling the many layers of the world, finding order in chaos, the method behind the madness and most importantly the way out of this labyrinth.

Happy Birthday Boss, you turn 202 today. #KarlMarx

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Happy 202 birth day of #KarlMarx.
5th may 1818.

Karl Marx is best remembered for his philosophy called Marxism. He believed that the working class could gain power over the ruling class, leading to a classless society called communism.

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Kejriwal’s 70% corona tax on liquor: Why Raghav Chadha or any Indian politician quoting Winston Churchill is wrong


Kejriwal’s 70% corona tax on liquor: Why Raghav Chadha or any Indian politician quoting Winston Churchill is wrong

On Monday, popular thirst trap and AAP MLA Raghav Chadha was in the news after his attempt to justify the humongous 70% ‘corona fee’ on liquor.

Unfortunately, he decided to quote Winston Churchill, a British politician who was an avowed racist, particularly against Indians.

Raghav Chadha wrote: “I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.” Churchill was not only a well-known orator, but a man who loved his drink, always being seen with a Johnny Walker Red Label and soda.

But for Chadha to quote a man who said: "I hate Indians. They are a beastly people with a beastly religion. The famine was their own fault for breeding like rabbits.”

But first a little background.

What is Delhi’s 70% tax?

In an order issued late on Monday night, the Finance Department imposed the fee, describing it as the 70 per cent of the maximum retail price on all categories of liquor sold through retail licensees for consumption "off" the premises.

Followed by the May 4 order from the Finance Department, the Excise Department also issued another order directing the shops to collect the Special Corona Fee on all categories of liquor sold in Delhi though the retail vends with immediate effect.

"The Delhi government has levied a Special Corona Fee -- 70 per cent of the Maximum Retail Price (MRP) -- on all categories of liquor from the consumer at the Point of Sale by the retail vend licensees for consumption off the premises, which will be further reimbursed to the Government," the order signed by Deputy Commissioner (Excise) said.

It also asked the retailers to compile the data of the sale, saying the collected Special Corona Fee shall be reimbursed to the Government on a weekly basis.

"A copy of this order should be prominently displayed by the licensees at every vend before starting any liquor sale on Tuesday," the Excise Department said.

According to officials, the step will help in boosting the revenue, badly hit due to the COVID-19 lockdown.

While the liquor tax will have a host of implications including bootlegging from neighbouring states like UP and Haryana, quoting Churchill is the equivalent of an Israeli politician quoting Adolf Hitler to justify something.

Churchill – the racist and murderer

One of the perks of economically exploiting much of the world is that you seem to get away with it if you speak the English language and Churchill certainly got away with it.

This is why positive portrayals of Churchill still gets full marks, Academy awards even though his actions would rank with the most brutal dictators around.

Churchill’s policies were directly responsible for the death of 3 million Indians during the Great Bengal Famine of 1943 since he prioritised distributing military species and stopped rice imports to India. A study confirmed what critics have always said about Churchill. His actions were responsible for death and destruction in Bengal.

As MP and author Shashi Tharoor noted: “This is a man the British would have us hail as an apostle of freedom and democracy, when he has as much blood on his hands as some of the worst genocidal dictators of the 20th century. People started dying and Churchill said well it’s all their fault anyway for breeding like rabbits. He said ‘I hate the Indians. They are a beastly people with a beastly religion’.”

In fact, when his critics pointed out his crimes to him, Churchill wrote that if people were dying of famines, ‘why hadn’t Gandhi died yet’.

He told the British cabinet: “Gandhi should not be released on the account of a mere threat of fasting. We should be rid of a bad man and an enemy of the Empire if he died."

Therefore, for an Indian politician to quote Churchill is terribly bad form. Raghav Chadha should really know better.

 
 



'Resolve the puzzle': Rahul Gandhi's attack on Centre over migrants' train fare


'Resolve the puzzle': Rahul Gandhi's attack on Centre over migrants' train fare

After Sonia Gandhi announced that Congress will bear the migrants' train ticket fares, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday hit out at the central government for charging migrant workers for rail travel during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Citing a media report, Rahul Gandhi said that the Railways is charging migrants for rail tickets at the same time donating money in the PM-CARES Fund.

In a tweet in Hindi he said, "On the one hand, the Railways is charging ticket fares from labourers stranded in other states, while on the other hand, the Railway Ministry is donating Rs 151 crore to the PM-Cares Fund. Just resolve this puzzle."


Rahul Gandhi

@RahulGandhi
एक तरफ रेलवे दूसरे राज्यों में फँसे मजदूरों से टिकट का भाड़ा वसूल रही है वहीं दूसरी तरफ रेल मंत्रालय पीएम केयर फंड में 151 करोड़ रुपए का चंदा दे रहा है।

जरा ये गुत्थी सुलझाइए!

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His remarks came amid the reports of migrants being asked to pay for their rail tickets. The railways has decided to run the Shramik Special trains to transport the students, labourers, pilgrims and tourists across the country.

Earlier today, Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi said that her party will bear the cost for rail travel of every needy migrant worker and labourer to their respective home towns during the lockdown.

Congress president in a statement announced the party's decision and said this would be the Congress' humble contribution in standing shoulder to shoulder with these workers, who are the backbone of the country's economy.




Liquor shops in West Bengal to remain shut, stores to reopen in 'green' zones


Liquor shops in West Bengal to remain shut, stores to reopen in 'green' zones

Kolkata: Following the Centre's decision to provide some relaxations during the third phase of the lockdown, liquor shops in West Bengal are allowed to reopen from Monday in the 'green' zones only, an official said.

All liquor shops in the state had been closed since the beginning of the nationwide lockdown on March 25, imposed to contain the coronavirus outbreak. The state government is not allowing the liquor shops to reopen in the red zones and still undecided on those located in the orange zones, sources said.

 
 

According to the state government, there are four 'red', eight 'green' and 11 'orange' zones in West Bengal. A meeting of the state government officials is slated for Monday on whether to allow the liquor shops to reopen in the orange zones, the sources said.

Meanwhile, the state government had imposed a sales tax of 30 per cent on MRP of the liquor bottles across categories. The government had also instructed the shops in the green zones to maintain social distancing norms strictly and also provide hand sanitiser to buyers.

 
 
 



50 per cent of non-essential shops, except those in red zones, to remain open in Uttarakhand


50 per cent of non-essential shops, except those in red zones, to remain open in Uttarakhand

Dehradun: As coronavirus-induced lockdown continues, Uttarakhand Chief Secretary Utpal Kumar Singh has directed all the District Magistrates (DMs) that public transports will remain suspended and 50 per cent of non-essential shops will remain open in urban body areas, except in red zone districts.

"Public transport will be restricted and 50 per cent of non-essential shops will remain open in urban body areas except red zone districts. While essential shops will remain open, barber, saloon, parlour and restaurants will remain closed," Singh said in an order to all DMs.

Meanwhile, Uttarakhand Director General of Crime and Law and Order Ashok Kumar has directed district officials to ensure strict compliance of social distancing and other COVID-19 guidelines during the lockdown.

 
 

He said that wearing masks in public places will be mandatory and social distancing should be maintained among customers at shops.

Moreover, a driver and two passengers will be allowed in four-wheelers, except in red zones. Strict legal action should be initiated against those who misuse the exemption granted during the lockdown and those who roam unnecessarily and violate the lockdown. A lawsuit can also be registered, Kumar said.

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on May 1, issued an order to extend the ongoing lockdown by two more weeks from May 4.

 
 
 



Maharashtra and Gujarat Day: PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi lead the way in extending greetings


Maharashtra and Gujarat Day: PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi lead the way in extending greetings

On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi extended greetings to people of Gujarat and Maharashtra on the foundation day of the two states.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday greeted people of Gujarat and Maharashtra saying they have contributed to the development of the country. He said people of Gujarat have made special contributions in many fields. Gujarat has touched new peaks of achievements, he said in a tweet in Gujarati.


Narendra Modi

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ગુજરાતની જનતાને રાજ્યના સ્થાપના દિવસની ખૂબ ખૂબ શુભેચ્છાઓ ! ગુજરાતની પ્રજા પુરુષાર્થ માટે જાણીતી છે. ગુજરાતીઓએ ઘણાં બધાં ક્ષેત્રોમાં વિશેષ યોગદાન આપ્યું છે. ગુજરાત સદૈવ સિદ્ધિઓનાં નવાં શિખરો સર કરતું રહે એવી મનોકામના... જય જય ગરવી ગુજરાત !

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"... Jai Jai Garvi Gujarat," Modi, who hails from Gujarat, said The prime minister said India is proud of Maharashtra's significant contribution to the country's development. "I pray for the progress and prosperity of the state," he said in another tweet in Marathi. "Jai Maharashtra," the prime minister said.


Narendra Modi

@narendramodi
महाराष्ट्र दिनानिमित्त महाराष्ट्र राज्यातल्या बंधू- भगिनींना माझ्या शुभेच्छा. देशाच्या जडणघडणीतील महाराष्ट्राच्या भरीव योगदानाचा भारताला अभिमान आहे. येणाऱ्या काळात राज्याच्या प्रगती आणि संपन्नतेसाठी मी प्रार्थना करतो. जय महाराष्ट्र !

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Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi greeted the people of Maharashtra and Gujarat on the foundation days of both the states. In a series of tweets, the Congress leader said, "On the foundation day of Maharashtra congratulations and greetings to everyone."


Rahul Gandhi

@RahulGandhi
महाराष्ट्र के स्थापना दिवस पर सभी प्रदेश वासियों को मेरी हार्दिक बधाई एवं शुभकामनाएं।

 #maharashtraday

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"On the foundation day of Gujarat greetings and congratulations to everyone," he said in another tweet.


Rahul Gandhi

@RahulGandhi
गुजरात के स्थापना दिवस पर सभी प्रदेश वासियों को मेरी हार्दिक बधाई एवं शुभकामनाएं।#GujaratFoundationDay

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On the occasion of Maharashtra, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray hoisted the flag and paid a tribute to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and Babasaheb Ambedkar.


CMO Maharashtra

@CMOMaharashtra
मुख्यमंत्री उद्धव बाळासाहेब ठाकरे यांच्या हस्ते आज मंत्रालय येथे महाराष्ट्र दिनानिमित्त ध्वजारोहण करण्यात आले. महाराष्ट्र राज्य स्थापनेला आज ६० वर्ष पूर्ण झाली आहेत.#महाराष्ट्रदिन

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BJP chief Amit Shah greeted the people of Maharashtra and Gujarat on the foundation days of both the states.


Amit Shah

@AmitShah
छत्रपति शिवाजी, टिळक व सावरकर यांसारख्या वीरांची पुण्यभूमि महाराष्ट्र राज्याच्या स्थापना दिवसानिमित्त महाराष्ट्रवासियांना हार्दिक शुभेच्छा. माझा विश्वास आहे की महाराष्ट्र निरंतर विकास आणि प्रगतीच्या मार्गावर अग्रेसर राहील. मी राज्यातील जनतेच्या कल्याणाची कामना करतो. जय महाराष्ट्र

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Amit Shah

@AmitShah
ગુજરાત સ્થાપના દિન નિમિત્તે સહુ ગુજરાતવાસીઓને હાર્દિક શુભકામનાઓ...

ગુજરાત તેના પરિશ્રમથી દેશમાં વિકાસ અને સમૃદ્ધિ નું પ્રતીક બન્યું છે સાથોસાથ દેશના વિકાસમાં પણ સદૈવ અગ્રેસર રહ્યું છે. 

સહુ ગુજરાતીઓના નિરંતર કલ્યાણની શુભેચ્છાઓ સાથે. જય જય ગરવી ગુજરાત

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Even, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani extended greetings to people of Gujarat and Maharashtra on the foundation day of the two states.


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વિશ્વભરમાં વસતા સૌ ગુજરાતીઓને ગુજરાત રાજ્યના સ્થાપના દિવસ નિમિતે અનેકાનેક શુભેચ્છાઓ! 

જય જય ગરવી ગુજરાત...

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May 1 is celebrated as Maharashtra Day and Gujarat Day in both the respective states is that on this day, the existing state of Maharashtra was formed. In 1960, the Bombay Reorganization Act was passed by India's Parliament to divide the multilingual state of Bombay into Gujarat and Maharashtra. The legislation came into effect on May 1, 1960.




3 Delhi policemen suspended for one day for lying to seniors that they came in contact with COVID-19 positive cops


3 Delhi policemen suspended for one day for lying to seniors that they came in contact with COVID-19 positive cops

On Thursday, three policemen were suspended for one day for lying to seniors that they came in contact with police personnel who tested positive for COVID-19 and they must be home-quarantined.

As per nws agency ANI, they were deployed at Shastri Park metro station. They've joined duty now.


ANI

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3 policemen were suspended on 29 April for 1 day for lying to seniors that they came in contact with police personnel who tested positive for #COVID19&so,they must be sent for home-quarantine. They were deployed at Shastri Park metro station. They've joined duty now: Delhi Police

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