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Media under attack
This morning as everyone was getting ready for the day news came that CBI has conducted
raids in offices and home of NDTV founder Prannoy Roy over allegations of defrauding
a bank. The incident comes just few days after BJP spokesperson was told by an NDTV
anchor to leave show on air for his abusive behavior. NDTV for years has been target
of BJP and greater Sangh parivar for its liberal view. Infact often it is cited as
last remaining bastion of liberal media in India. Therefore naturally it became target
of Narendra Modi led BJP govt.
What worries people most is the way raid was conducted with malafide intention of
harming image of NDTV and trying to intimidate its journalists. It is shocking that
the CBI conducted searches on the NDTV offices and residence of the promoters without
even conducting a preliminary enquiry. It is a blatant political attack on the freedom
of the press. On their part NDTV clarified that it has never defaulted on any loan
to ICICI or any other bank and stated that it adheres to the highest levels of integrity
and independence. Such kind of vindictive action by ruling BJP regime is against
the spirit of Indian democracy. It is clear that independence and fearlessness of
NDTV has unnerved the ruling party. They are resorting to intimidating tactics using
CBI to coerce NDTV to toe into line. Strangely most of the media houses remain silent
and did not even report about the incident. However Editors Guild has condemned the
move. Hopefully media fraternity will join hand together and fight against such evil
design of targeting press.
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Transfer out teacher who overstay in one place
This time state government seem serious about streamlining the education sector by
rationalizing the transfer and posting of teachers. Here we would like to inform
the concerned authority of Lower Subansiri district that in Ziro- I block that there
are many SSA teachers who are posted in the particular schools for last 7 to 8 years.
Not only this, there are many SSA teachers who have never been transferred out to
other school since their appointment in that particular school.
These teachers can be seen busy in political activities and in public affairs, whereas
they cannot participate in political affairs as they are bound by service rules and
When government servant overstay in a particular place of posting, they start neglecting
their duty and try to establish relation with politician to get some advantage. When
employees of any other department neglect duty their negligence can be rectified
later on but when a teacher neglect duty, their negligence is non-repairable and
it can cost life of the students.
Recent poor performance in AISSCE exam should be an eye opener for the concerned
authority. Therefore we common public of Ziro- Block through this esteemed daily
appeal to the Deputy Director of school Education Lower Subansiri district to transfer
out those teachers who are posted in one particular school for more than 5 years.
Terrorizing people in the name of Gaurakshak
Through the column of your esteemed daily I would like to write about ongoing circumstances
of India. At the very outset a question revolves, isn't the assumption of the Hindus
that India now has become the land of the Hindus is erroneous? Certain law to ban
cow slaughter is arising though this thing is not a new issue. Every day we hear
about many brutal incidents linked with this issue. Videos recorded and uploaded
in social media show how brutally the Muslim fellows are beaten by some people with
the title “Gaurakshaks”. The Hindus are acting outrageous in the name of cow slaughter.
The demand for cow slaughter is not a new one. During initial independent days this
issue was among the major concern. "How can I force anyone not to slaughter cow unless
he is himself so disposed? It is not as if there were only Hindus in the Indian union.
There are Muslims, Parsis, Christian and other religious groups here.” This is an
excerpt from Gandhi's prayer discourse of July 25, 1947. The Wire first published
this article on Gandhi Jayanthi in 2015, in the light of the shocking incident in
Uttar Pradesh, where a Muslim family was attacked by a murderous mob on the suspicion
that they had some beef in their home. Doesn't it mean coercion against those Indians
who are not Hindus? What if it happens in our state tomorrow?
Some prosperous Hindus encourage cow slaughter. True, they do not do it with their
own hands. But who exports cows to countries like Australia and other where they
are slaughtered and whence shoes manufactured from cow hide are sent back to India?
In villages Hindus makes bullocks carry huge load which almost crush the animals.
Does not it hurt the animal?
Education scenario of Vijoynagar area
A delegation of All Yobin Students Union (AYSU) called on the education minister
Honchun Ngandam, on Sunday in the presence of WRD minister Kamlung Mossang. The education
minister gave a patient hearing to the problems and challenges the student community
particularly is facing due to the unavailability of educational facilities in Vijoynagar
area. The local MLA Mossang also confirmed about the challenges and added that due
to shortage of teachers, he had been supplementing through the MLALAD fund.
The minister made very specific commitments to upgrade Govt. Upper middle school
in Gandhigram village. And finally, all the facilities required to make educational
system work efficiently will be provided with special provision.
All Yobin Students
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