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Distress farmers need govt support
The killing of five farmers during an agitation at Madhya Pradesh has put farmer's
issue on the national stage. Farmers yesterday resorted to violence and arson in
western Madhya Pradesh despite prohibitory measures, posing a major challenge for
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and providing a rallying point for the opposition
parties. They are on a warpath with government for better crop prices and loan waiver.
The agrarian crisis has hit farmers hard. Across India farmers are facing torrid
time due to crop failure and poor rainfall.
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi accompanied by senior Congress leaders today
tried to visit Mandsour to meet the families of the deceased farmers. However Mr
Gandhi was stopped by the police and not allowed to visit. BJP led by central leaders
criticized Congress vice president for trying to visit violence hit areas and alleged
that Rahul Gandhi is playing politics over farmer issue. Political parties be it
Congress, BJP or any other party uses farmer issue for political gains. But the moment
they come to power they choose to look other way and starts to neglect the issues
concerning farmer. Also political parties need to understand that loan waiver is
not the solution to the problems affecting farmers of India. There is need to improve
productivity and for this latest scientific method will have to be adopted. Government
should create a market for farmers to sell products so middlemen can be avoided.
The distress farming communities are in desperate need of help. Govt need to listen
to their grievances and address it.
---- Readers Forum ----
The holy month and killings
"Ramadan" is a holy month for Islam which all must respect. More so when it’s observed
with the rigorous austerity, renouncing the material indulgences, dedicating this
to the Almighty who is “common” to all and one. True, always through the “austerity”
one’s mind, inner heart and soul can be cleansed that finally raises one’s spiritual
level. Throughout the holy month those who fast should not at all be hurtful to anyone,
even the non-human creatures whether through the speech or action. Also, the mind
must not harbor anything that precipitates the negativity.
But when this holy month is desecrated by the gory incidence of blasts --- the most
ungodly acts, how could we link it with the holy Islam? Is it a prelude to a bigger
mission that it started with the Manchester’s suicide explosion on 22nd May that
shattered the euphoria of the concert-goers leaving 23 people dead, 129 others grievously
injured? This is followed by the May 26 episode when a scary masked gunmen attacked
a bus carrying Christians. The incident left 26 men dead, including many children
in Egypt’s Minya. After a brief lull of four days, on May 30, a car bomb hit an ice-cream
shop in Baghdad killing 15 wounding at least 30. Then immediately the next day a
massive blast tore apart the diplomatic quarter in Kabul near the German embassy,
killing about 90 people, sources put the injured count at whopping 460. Then followed
another deadly carnage early Friday morning in the Philippines when a gunman burst
into Manila hotel, who later set himself on fire, that left 36 people dead due to
suffocation and at least 54 severely hurt. Then on May 3 at London bridge three vicious
attackers with lethal knives killed 6 civilians grievously injuring 30 others. The
killer had boldly shouted – “this is for Allah”. Again on May 7 atleast twelve people
have been killed in Iran’s parliament attacks. Now how many more horrendous tragedies
will happen until the end of Ramadan…? Peoples are worryingly apprehensive.
One very thoughtful friend of mine from Mumbai in a sorrowful tone, laments – “These
all are the heartless attacks on humanity which only sink the holy spirit of the
true believers of the Allah, we are not feeling safe on our own”? I guess he is right.
Of course, no one can disagree that the principle teaching of the Quran or the Bible
or the Gita -- ‘Love all and serve all’ should ever be allowed to be misinterpreted
and harm the humanity? One strongly feels that those who kill and those who get killed,
are both created by the "One Almighty". What is our maximum life span on this moral
world? Not more than 100 years. Then why is there bad blood among ourselves and brutal
hostility? One feel that we should firstly determinedly practice to believe that
we all are the children of the same GOD. The time is ripe that we all must introspect
with all sagacity and human compassion. The merciless killing is never the way to
The day I saw humanity dying
When you see your sibling/kid fall, do you feel hurt? You go lift them up. You take
them to doctor's facility if the mishap is major.
However, why not individuals have this inclination when you see somebody out and
about, lying in his own pool of blood requesting one more possibility forever?
Will you bring out your phone and bring down recordings of youngster/child when
they're battling for life ? At that point why do you individuals have the most extreme
valor to make film when somebody's out there dying instead of taking them to the
I have the most exceedingly terrible experience yesterday. I saw what was beyond
my expectations. I saw mankind fading, humanity biting the dust!!
There are no words to portray how I am feeling right now. I have lost my confidence
Around 4.50 A.M while I was out for a jog, I saw a horrendous mischance close Haathi
Matha, D sector. A truck totally in a ghastly way came slammed into the scooty. There
were two travelers, one totally pounded under the tires. Lamentably he passed on
the spot yet other one was alive battling for his life. I came running instantly
to the spot to help the man. Lamentably I didn't have the strength to pick him up.
Asked each passing vehicles to help the man, I saw them taking U' turn. They took
away like that it was ideal to leave a man die as opposed to make his dazzling vehicle
filthy, they took away like it was ideal to give the man a chance to die than to
spare his time on individuals who aren't their own particular blood. They took away
on the grounds that they thought they would be enquired.
Presently, the place was crowded yet nobody took the bravery to lift that man up.
I requested assistance from every one of them. You know what these individuals did?
They turn a deaf ear, took out their valuable mobile phones began catching the sad
I was crying and requesting help, instructing them to put down their phones, they
pretended like they did not hear me and rolled their eyes.
Our supposed IRBNs, the dadas of Arunachal Pradesh stood their Watching the entire
scene like some show was airing. I had to actually argue with one of the police and
tell them what was to be done. A tracker was called and luckily that man was taken
to hospital, however tragically the other had a lethal demise. I gave various calls
to police headquarters. the numbers did not work! Also, the most astounding section
a police jeep and the cops were at that point viewing the occasion from a distance
close to foot over bridge.
This is the dismal truth of People of Arunachal Pradesh.
The adoration for online networking has taken away the mankind. You believe it's
more imperative to put it on Facebook only for preferences and to show individuals
you have fresh news?
Don't conduct candle light vigil or encourage rally when an Arunachalee die outside
Arunachal. Kindly don't raise your voice or battle for prejudice or fairness or humankind
when in your own home land, you can't lend your hand to your own brother!!
Are you not this educated enough?? Humanity is not thought in the school that you
require compressed lesson for this. It is built inside. I have constantly perceived
individuals of Arunachal to be exceptionally brave and helpful, and you individuals
I ask you are you mentally retarded, capturing such tragic brutal accident, without
helping your fellow brothers who is right in front of yours eyes dying.
If those who were present at that moment, you should feel ashamed of yourself for
your heinous ignorance.
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