Monday, 18 February 2019

Kashmiri Students studying in Dehradun are OUR CHILDREN! ... Make them FEEL SAFE

Written by A bisht

If I would have been a domicile of some other state, I would have thought twice before writing this article (A Request).

But since I live in Uttarakhand --- A state known for its peace and harmony --- I will write this article because I know majority of Uttarakhand people will see some sense in the request.

And I know they will easily see a sense here because we, the people of Uttarakhand, are not fools.

A large section of people from Uttarakhand go to other states to earn their livelihoods.

A large section of people from Uttarakhand even settle during their live times in other Indian states.

Not only that, a section of Uttarakhand people migrates to other countries to earn their livelihoods.

In simple words --- We surely know the meaning of having a WORLD VIEW and having an all embracing hearts.

We also know what it takes to live outside our comfort zones and still remain productive.

In simple words, Uttarakhand is a land of large-hearted loving people!

Request to make Kashmiri Students studying in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, FEEL SAFE! 

In the days following the #PulwamaAttack on CRPF personnel, the Kashmiri Students studying in various Colleges and educational institutions in Uttarakhand, particularly Dehardun, are being threatened and verbally attacked. These students are living in a sense of constant fear.

Now let one thing be clear here --- No words are sufficient to condemn the #PulwamaAttack. It is heart-wrenching to see one's soldiers been killed this way.


These CHILDREN MAY BE KASHMIRI, but they are no less than our own children living and studying elsewhere.

We can show the world --- Every person or child who comes to Uttarakhand is SAFE IN UTTARAKHAND!

I hope this request will be welcomed by most of us, the People of Uttarakhand.

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Saturday, 9 February 2019

Uttarakhand Haridwar Adulterated Liquor deaths and DRY AREAS Concept!

Written by A bisht

Death count in the adulterated/fake liquor consumption incident at Balupur, Haridwar, Uttarakhand has reached 34. Is it time to re-look into DRY AREA concept?

The death count in the adulterated/fake liquor consumption incident at a village in Uttarakhand’s Haridwar has reached 34, officials said Friday. At least 40 others needed medical treatment. Most of the victims had consumed the liquor Thursday evening at the ‘tehravin’ (death mourning meal), after a relative’s death in Balupur village, said officials. Is it time to re-look into DRY AREA concept?

It is often debated by very well-meaning individuals as to why there must be NO dry areas in any district.

In simple words, MAKING any area a DRY Area (where there is a complete ban on the sale of liquor and other intoxicants) for any religious or other reasons DOES NOT make any sense.

The recent adulterated liquor incident once again shows that a DRY AREA does not prohibit liquor consumption. It simply encourages the sale and consumption of liquor, sub-quality liquor and adulterated liquor ILLEGALY.

Other disadvantages of putting a complete ban on liquor sale in an area:

It encourages corruption in departments related to sale of liquor.

It decreases Policing and monitoring activities -- Because the administration assumes that the practice does not exist in the area.

It encourages consumption of other intoxicants.

It increases black-marketing of liquor.

It increases the hardships for the families of those addicted to liquor because now the consumer spends more money to buy the same quantity.

To conclude, instead of making DRY AREAS, people must recognize the practice of liquor consumption among them. It is necessary because living in a DRY AREA does not mean people will not drink. It only means that those who do not drink see their locality as bad habits (in their minds) free. 

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Wednesday, 6 February 2019

People who spread Rumors and Rampur Tiraha incident, Muzaffarnagar 1994

Written by A bisht

Over the years, I have found that there are certain people who will always inflate (increase to a large extent) Bad numbers. That is related to human deaths, injuries.

Particularity related to human deaths, injuries and; when it suits their purpose

In other words, it is part of their nature to say hundreds of deaths, when the fact says there are less than 100.  If there are 200 deaths authenticated by reputed agencies, they will say "Thousands".

At some points of time, most of us can be blamed for showing such a tendency. But most people try NOT to inflate bad numbers. They try to avoid inflating bad numbers because they morally see it as a wrong behavior.

But there are certainly some people who habitually increase bad numbers.

Why do they do so?

They have a habit of spreading rumors and more so when such inflation of bad numbers suits them.

In short, people who "inflate bad numbers" also like spreading rumors. The behavior worsens when they see the rumor help their point of view or perspective.

On the next day of Rampur Tiraha incident (also known as Muzaffarnagar firing incident, in 1994), where Uttar Pradesh Police caned and gunned down Pro Uttarakhand movement activists in Rampur tri-junction; some people who were not even part of the activists stranded in Rampur Tiraha started spreading rumors in the activists' hometowns as to how hundreds of activists had been killed in police shooting. If I recall correctly, they were painting vivid pictures as to how bodies have been lined up in Muzaffarnagar Hospital mortuaries. Such rumors were a big distress for the families back home. Some of them even started wailing and running here and there. One may or may not imagine the situation today because at that time even wired telephones were rare.

Later 99.99 percent to the protestors returned back home safe. But by the time, their families back at home had already taken enough of mental stress.

Did anyone ask the rumor mongers (love to to do something), why they spread those rumors?

No. Because most people forgot the mental distress, the moment their loved ones returned back safely.

Did the rumor mongers feel any remorse?

Probably not because they never think that way. It is NOT their business to see the damage their rumors do to people. They simply move on to the next rumor.

To conclude, it is time we as a society become aware of people who "inflate bad numbers" and habitually spread rumors. Their rumors serve NO good to the people.

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