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- Sukhnandan used Kumbh Mela of 2013 as a ploy and during that period, 150 families immigrated to Delhi, and 120 out of them are residing in Maharana Pratap Camp
- When Pakistan and India separated, there was nearly three crore Hindus in the East and West Pakistan
- The UN certainly differentiates between migration due to persecution and migration caused due to economic reasons
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s Chandra Prakash, Rakesh Ranjan, Santosh Rai and others, and advocate Bhim Singh, didn’t have to leave their homes on the order of deportation of Pakistani Hindu refugees from the Delhi High Court on 21 December 2011. The boundless efforts of Omendra Singh Ratnu of Rajasthan and Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga of Delhi are about to achieve their goal.
Few lakh Refugees who managed to escape Pakistan and returned to their homes safe and sound are the most relieved of all the refugees. These refugees visited Pakistan as a tourist and their visas were used with the intention of never returning to India. Some of these refugee residing in mud and bamboo huts near Gurudwara Majnu ka Tila (Maharana Pratap Camp), Sector 11 of Rohini and Adarsh Nagar of Jahangirpuri, reported swarajyamag.org.
Chaudhary Nahar Singh, a former government employee, who worked hard to make sure that 940 refugees got some place to live in Delhi when UPA government was about to deport them in 2011, is happy with the results today. Singh gave shelter to hundreds of refugee in his house when Hindu organizations in this country were about to organize resistance against the senseless attempts of the former administration to deport persecuted people.
Overall, approximately two lakh Hindus have escaped Pakistan and Bangladesh and found shelter in this country. When Pakistan and India separated, there was nearly three crore Hindus in the East and West Pakistan. They are now decreased to a small fraction of that number in Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Hari Om Sahu of the VHP, who has been helping these refugees by arranging their employment, food, education of children, and health facilities for all, is satisfied that the inmates of this camp in Rohini have got decent jobs. This list is incomplete, there are many other unsung heroes who worked for this cause.
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Newspapers reported on June 3 that the NDA government is about to amend the Citizenship Act to change the cutoff date for a migrant-settler to be accepted as an Indian citizen to 31 December 2014. This development was reported in August 2015, too.
In Pakistan, they thought that they won’t get jobs in government, police, military or judiciary; their daughter would sometimes be stalked, molested and raped; Muslim neighbours in and the authorities in Pakistan would doubt them to be Indian agents; the Hindus of Pakistan had to face the rage of Muslims whenever India won the cricket match against Pakistan. Finally, they found a method to escape this oppression: Embrace Islam!
Sukhnandan used Kumbh Mela of 2013 as a ploy. During that period, 150 families immigrated to Delhi, and 120 out of them are residing in Maharana Pratap Camp. Hundreds of others are staying in dilapidated huts and earn a living by selling fruits and juices or finding some work on daily wages in various cities of the country.
According to Swarajyamag.com, Sonaram asks “Bharat mein sab ka haq hai. Pakistan mein kyun nahin hai? (Everybody enjoys equal rights in India. Why not in Pakistan?)”
Previous Home Minister P Chidambaram had tried to deport them back to Pakistan. “He suspected we were here for rioting,” Sonaram told in an interview to Swarajyamag.com. And further added that “Rajnath sing, who is the Home Minister now, had come to meet us in 2013. He assured us that his party would fight for our permanent settlement in India.”
Sahu, a volunteer who works for 55 refugee families consisting 330 individuals in Adarsh Nagar, notified Swarajya that a VHP- Bajrang Dal party met with the current Home Minister in the end of the last year. Rajnath Singh reportedly guaranteed them that the NDA government would change the Citizenship Act of 1955 — rules last amended in 2009 in due course.
Meanwhile, Sahu said, the inmates of the camp in Rohini worked extremely hard and with such commitment that they are now earning between Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 a day from whatever sources of income the volunteers helped them across. The refugees in some other camps are still struggling to earn a living.
The refugees staying in these camps told Swarajya that they used to reproduce as much as they could in larger numbers. And each family has 5 to 8 children. A refugee said, “While we sought protection in our big families back in Sindh (Pakistan, where we were all farmers, here we are concerned bout our children’s education”.
Frustrated Nahar Singh (61) said, “The 1950 agreement between India and Pakistan said that former would take care of its Muslim population while latter would take care of its Hindu people, but this was not respected by Pakistan. The Hindus in Pakistan were unnecessarily put through this harassment and humiliation. Pro-Pakistan activists of that time should not have demanded a separate state when they knew they were in no mood to tolerate Hindus in their midst.” He shows a letter written to the President whose message expresses this sentiment.
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“What is the difference between these people and LK Advani, who became the Deputy Prime Minister of this country, and Manmohan Singh, who became the Prime Minister, after migrating from what became Pakistan?” he asked. “These refugees are not Pakistanis,” he asserts and adds, “They are just like Advani and Manmohan Singh. Who migrated when is not the question.”
Electricity supplied to the Maharana Pratap Camp is insufficient. Inmates experience terrible heat during daytime, darkness after sunset means that children cannot do their homework. Once they get Indian citizenship, they hope that some area will be given to them for their resettlement in better-built houses.
Sukhnandan informed swarajyamag.org that each one of the adult inmates earns about Rs. 200-300 per day, which is not sufficient to feed the family. Another refugee living near Gurudwara say none of them earns more than Rs 5,000 per month. They are all deciding to take loans of about Rs 2lakh each to set up parchoon ki Dukan ( mom and pop kind of store) and earn better than what they are earning today. But it is possible only when they get Indian citizenship.
“Please write this specially – we pray to all gods may Narendra Modi rule this country as long as he wishes to: 15, 20, 25 saal (years)! He is a great leader. It is for him that we were not thrown back to Pakistan. We now await citizenship status,” pleads Sukhnanda.
According to Sukhnanda, the condition of slums in Delhi is worse off; their slums are dirty unlike the clean mud huts here. In addition, he asked, “Why should the refugees be the government priority when the poor who are already citizens live in wretched conditions?”
These Hindu refugees are more familiar with Urdu. And cannot read Devanagari and cannot understand English.
BJP in its Lok Sabha manifesto made a promise of granting these refugees Indian citizenship. According to the report in Times of India says, the United Nations certainly differentiates between migration due to persecution and migration caused due to economic reasons (some volunteers like Nahar Singh had approached the UN, too).
The Muslims of Pakistan and Bangladesh are not informed that they will experience hardship and lot of problems until they convert. Some of the infiltrators who cross the border and enter the country on the grounds of terrorism. These cases are not treated as humanitarian. Why India differentiate between Hindu refugees and Muslim infiltrators is a misplaced question. Victims of persecution are always treated differently from economic refugees.
– prepared by Akanksha Sharma of NewsGram. Twitter: Akanksha4117
On the first day of the two-day meeting of BJP and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leaders on Tuesday, discussions were held on important issues related to education and the National Education Policy-2020.
Apart from senior RSS leader Suresh Soni, representatives of various organisations associated with the Sangh Parivar -- working in the field of education -- were present in the meeting in New Delhi.
According to sources, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, who attended the meeting on behalf of the government, shared information related to the National Education Policy-2020 and the government's policy on important issues related to the education sector. Pradhan also shared details of the efforts being made by the government in the field of education.
Discussions were also held regarding the impact of the situation arising out of Corona and how much it has affected the education sector.
In the meeting, the RSS leaders asked several questions and provided suggestions to the Union Minister regarding the education policy of the government.
According to the sources, RSS wants the policy to be implemented expeditiously. All aspects related to the policy were discussed in Tuesday's meeting.
On the second and the last day of the meeting on Wednesday, special issues related to education will be discussed in which representatives of various organisations of the Sangh, Union Ministers and several BJP leaders will be take part.
Meanwhile, in order to convey its point of view to the government on various issues, the Sangh keeps on calling such coordination meetings related to specific issues, in which RSS representatives -- working in that particular area -- provide feedback to the government. (IANS/JB)
Keywords: BJP, RSS, New Education Policy, Education, India
An old saying, "prevention is better than cure" should be the first scoop in the cup of excitement if you are out to explore the world. To make traveling safe, make sure you check some practical safety tips before and while on the journey.
Here are some tips that can keep you safe, ignoring the hurdles and risks during traveling.
Health issues are of major concern while traveling. These risks are common especially when you are traveling to a place where the diet is different from what you are used to. Health conditions like stomach infections, climatic diseases like flu, cold, etc can knock at your door.
Before traveling, make sure you did complete research about the weather conditions of those destinations where you planned to stay. Keep all the stuff with you, like basic medications, and clothes that will be helpful to keep you safe from the weather and ensure safe travelling.
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Travelers sometimes encounter the risk of being scammed at the departures or during the flights. This risk becomes more obvious when you don't speak the familiar language or don't have complete knowledge about the complex procedures.
Any stranger can come to you regarding the procedure completion and take advantage of your ignorance and fool you. Stay alert for these scams and keep these things in mind.
●Always use the ATMs that are linked to the banks.
●Know the basic procedure of checking
●Do not wear expensive jewelry to show off
●Keep the emergency services phone numbers
●Put the locks on the suitcases
To avoid transportation mishaps, you should search for all forms of transportation before leaving the place that can take you to the planned destination Photo by Guilherme Stecanella
The transportation you choose for your trip can be a blessing or sometimes a tricky tournament. To avoid transportation mishaps, you should search for all forms of transportation before leaving the place that can take you to the planned destination. And especially when traveling to faraway places.
Choose the one that is comfortable and free of hassles. For example, while choosing to travel by air, make sure you know the flight schedules. Make sure you book your flights with trusted airlines. International flights from Australia, Cathay Pacific, is the one of the best in this regard.
Apart from checking the flight's schedule, try to book your ticket in advance so you don't end up stranded on the ticket booth asking for tickets and no time slot is spared for a specific time.
Whether you are traveling domestically or internationally, you need identification. When traveling outside the country, your passport is the most important thing to carry and keep a check on. The most valuable traveling documents you should check on are:
Keep copies of these documents in case they get lost by mistake. In the case of stolen documents, the copies of these will help to make the process of getting them back a bit easier.
To avoid trouble, check out the guidelines such as rules and regulations. Follow the policies that are required. Before zipping your bags, check the customer's reviews to see what they faced worse while traveling through certain transportation if you chose the same one and what advice they shared. This will help you avoid those things that can put you in the same situation.
Before traveling, know the surroundings. Be aware of how the locals of that area talk and dress. Usually, tourists or travelers carry lots of cash and other valuables with them. That brings them under the spotlight. Those people who show off their appearances as a traveler from a different place and culture are more at risk of being scammed.
You can avoid those scams by:
●Dressing yourself like a local
●Don't show off yourself by standing in the middle of a crowd and take pictures
●Don't make it apparent if you get lost in the streets
Before traveling to some new place, especially when you are traveling outside the country, make research about the language spoken there. It helps you a lot, especially when you get lost or injured. Try to learn the basic phrases in the language being spoken in that particular area you are traveling to. Phrases like:
●I need help
●Where is the hospital
●Please guide me on the way to my hotel, etc.
If you are traveling outside the country, getting traveling insurance is recommended Photo by Denise Jans on Unsplash
Experiences matter. It is a bit hard to know the place you planned to visit if you have not visited it before. Make sure you find the experienced travelers who already have visited. Take advice from them. Ask them about their experience and what things you should do and what not. Do's and don'ts of that particular area. You can watch youtube videos that tell the lifestyle of a specific place.
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If you are traveling outside the country, getting traveling insurance is recommended. It covers all unexpected injuries. Unfortunately, if you get a trip to the hospital or in case you lose your belongings, traveling insurance covers everything for you.
ATMs are the common places for thieves to steal the information of travelers. No doubt, they are the most convenient spot to take the money in the right currency. But it is recommended to stay cautious while using ATMs.
Check your back if anyone is stalking you or the person standing behind the mirrors waiting for his move, is not too close to finding out all the figures and info you entered.
You might not be familiar with the new place you are traveling to. To avoid uncertain situations like moving in the wrong direction, make sure you set the GPS in your phone so you reach your destination safely and on time without going through any hassle.
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As a company, Facebook doesn't need much of an introduction. If you're not a member of the network, chances are you've seen or at the very least heard of it. Facebook is generally recognized as the most utilized social networking site. Facebook is used regularly by more than 2 billion people; it is probably an essential component of several people's online presence and daily routine.
The software for a website called "Facemash" was written by Zuckerberg, then a second-year Harvard student, in the year 2003. He put his talent to improper use by hacking into the security network of Harvard. To fill his new website, he duplicated the student ID pictures used by the dorms and uploaded them there. Anyone who visited the site could see photos of two students side-by-side and choose who among the two was "hot" or "not." Facemash opened on October 28, 2003, but a few days later, it was closed. Zuckerberg faced significant allegations of breach of security, infringement of intellectual property rights, invasion of personal privacy, and even expulsion from Harvard.
"The Facebook," now known as "Facebook," was founded in a Harvard dorm room on February 4, 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes. | Photo by Souvik Banerjee on Unsplash
Facebook, which has now grown to become the world's most popular social networking site, was sparked by a failed attempt to encourage internet users to evaluate each other's pictures. "The Facebook," now known as "Facebook," was founded in a Harvard dorm room on February 4, 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes. The site was named after the directories sent to university students to assist them in getting to know one another better. His troubles began again six days later when Harvard seniors Cameron Winklevoss, Tyler Winklevoss, and Divya Narendra charged them with stealing their ideas for the HarvardConnection social networking website, which they were developing at the time. Later, a lawsuit was filed against Zuckerberg, but the case was finally resolved without going to court. At first, only Harvard students were allowed to register on the website. However, over time, Zuckerberg sought the assistance of a handful of his classmates to assist in expanding the website.
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Sean Parker was appointed as the company's president in 2004. An investment of $12.7 million in the company from Accel Partners in the following year allowed for developing a high school student-focused version of the network. Facebook stated in September 2006 that anybody who was at least 13 years old and had a valid email address could become a member of the social networking site.
According to a study by the analytics website Compete.com, Facebook was declared the most widely used social networking service globally by 2009. | Wikimedia Commons
According to a study by the analytics website Compete.com, Facebook was declared the most widely used social networking service globally by 2009. The site's revenues ultimately propelled Zuckerberg to the status of the world's youngest multi-billionaire; he has done his bit to help others benefit from their success. In 2010, he and other wealthy businessmen committed to giving at least half of their fortune to charitable causes. Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have contributed a total of $25 million to the Ebola virus's battle. Additionally, they stated that they would donate 99 percent of their Facebook shares to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving lives via education, health, scientific research, and energy.
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