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Stop violence in name of cow protection
A day after citizens protested in massive number across the country against rising
incidents of mob attacks and cow vigilantism, Prime Minister today broke silence
and strongly condemned killing in the name of Gau Bhakti. Modi’s statement is welcomed
but people will wait and see what kind of impact it has on the ground. There is deep
anger among citizens against rising violence in the name of cow protection. Minority
communities especially Muslim is bearing brunt of brutalities. Last week, a group
of people on a train killed 16-year-old Junaid Khan, who was travelling home to his
village in Haryana with his brother and two cousins after a shopping excursion to
Delhi ahead of Eid. The mob alleged them of carrying beef and attacked them.
According to recent data published by national media, 97 percent of attacks related
to cow vigilantism were reported after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government
came to power in May 2014, and about half the cow-related violence–32 of 63 cases–were
from states governed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) when the attacks were reported.
Further media analysis also found that of the 28 Indians who died over the seven-year
period, 24 were Muslim, or 86 percent. As many as 124 people were also injured in
these attacks. More than half (52 percent) of these attacks were based on rumours.
These are alarming data. If violence in the name of cow protection is not stopped
at earliest more innocent will lose lives. The majority community also needs to introspect
in this regard. They should not allow few people to destroy the image of a peaceful
religion which for centuries have been symbol of peace and love.
---- Readers Forum ----
PwDs and job recruitment
The right to work is basic to life.
In order to bring Disabilities Person in the main stream society, Central government
introduced many welfare measures and schemes such as equal opportunities, protection
of right and full participation Act 1995, besides making provision to prevent Disabilities
people within the limits of their abilities but it observed and analyzed from previous
job recruitment process of APPCS and other govt department that Disabilities person
are deprived of their right in our state.
In this regard, I would like to know whether Disabilities person have to compete
with all other candidate or not even when they have a reserved seat and when there
is cut off mark in every Govt service like UPSC, SSC, IIT etc then is there any
relaxation mark in state govt service.
Confusing is that disabilities have a reserved seat but non are selected as they
are much behind in term of education as compared to other aspirants.
If these process continue then there is very less possibility of disability person
to get selected mainly in A grade service. what is the point of having reservation
when non of PwD candidates benefit from it?
Under article 16 of constitution of India there is reservation for SCs, STs, OBC
and PH in Govt jobs to provide social benefits to weaker section.
The whole point is not just about getting a seat. the point is about effective implementation
of reservation policy so that one can get their opportunities. Having disabilities
is not the real problem but social and unjust attitude of the system is the real
Therefore, a genuine attempt has to be made to remove any discrimination in reservation
policies by integrating disable person in main stream.
so I would appeal to our policy makers, examiners, bureaucracy, parents, Association
to please look into the matter as a humanitarian duty.
Students are the victim of alien education system
This is with reference to the report, “Ease learning difficulties of tribal students”
published in your esteemed daily on June 29. It is apparent that the govt. puts all
efforts to streamline the education system with ample amount of schemes and welfare
programmes (e.g Smart Class). And the appeal made by our present Education Minister
to the NCERT, reflects the understanding and seriousness of our govt. towards the
deteriorating education system in the state.
Serving as a Teacher myself, I have realised and understood that the contexts in
the elementary textbooks are not always teachable in terms of their relevance and
availability in particular region like ours which makes the textbook topics indescribable
and hence incomprehensible for the learners/students.
And thus, the students become the ‘victim’ of an alien education system. Therefore,
it is very important to develop contextualized textbooks at the elementary level
for the students of our state and help rebuild the lost pride and self-confidence
of the students of the state through educational reforms programme.
The lousy performance of our students this year is the reflection of our educational
state and i won’t blame the students for this but the system lacks in many aspects
to truly serve the essence of this noble service.
So, the present situation calls for rigorous evaluation and serious approach of the
numerous existing educational interventions and its issues, in order to upgrade the
terrible condition of our educational landscape.
Through your daily, I do hope my letter draw their kind attention. The written exam
for the post of Field Officer (Disaster Management) was conducted on 28th of March
by the APPSC, i.e 3 months back but the wait for the result is never ending. Only
around 200 candidates appeared the exam.They have released the TIO result which was
conducted one month later.
So what is the reason for this delay in declaration of result?
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