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‘Million March’ against broken promises by New Delhi


Srinagar: Separatist Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani on Thursday declared ‘Million March’ on November 7, the day Prime Minister Narendra Modi is slated to address a rally in Sher-I-Kashmir park in Kashmir valley.

Hurriyat spokesman Ayaz Akbar said that his party is approaching the state administration for a formal permission for the rally. The outfit is planning to hold the rally at the Tourist Reception Centre ground in Srinagar which is close to the spot where Modi is expected to address a gathering. Claiming that the Geelani rally would witness more turnout, Akbar further said that it will be a clear referendum and the rally is to underline that Kashmir dispute is not about terrorism but rights and broken promises of New Delhi.

Assuring the rally to be peaceful, Akbar said, “We will take the responsibility of the proposed march and its discipline in our hands. The event will not create any law and order problem and nor will it disturb the traffic system.”

Akbar further said that both the programs will decide how many people are with India and how many favour the freedom struggle in Kashmir.

Geelani’s rally has been strategically called at the backdrop when the government and the PDP are undertaking huge initiatives to make Modi’s rally a grand success.

Other separatist factions are expected to attend the Geelani rally.

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PM Modi Receives A Letter From Pamela Anderson To Promote Vegan Food

Anderson in her letter praised India's cuisine that made it the 'easiest place on earth' to be vegan.

Anderson is a vegan, an advocate for animal rights, and an active member of the animal protection organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

Baywatch icon and former Bigg Boss guest star Pamela Anderson on Friday wrote a letter on behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to serve only vegan food at all government meetings and functions.

In this letter, she urges Modi to lead India’s fight against climate change by serving only delicious vegan (wholly plant-derived) food at all government meetings and functions. The animal rights group and the actor explained that raising animals for meat, eggs, and dairy causes nearly one-fifth of all human-induced greenhouse-gas emissions.

“With your country’s innovation and agricultural history, I’m sure that India-produced soy and other versatile foods can easily replace these damaging foods,” she writes. PETA Director urged Modi to adopt pro-vegan steps taken by other countries such as New Zealand, China and Germany.

“I appeal to you to show that India can equal or best them,” the 52-year-old actor added.

Modi  getting down from Air India Airplane.
Narendra Modi getting down from Air India Airplane.

Expressing concern over climate change she wrote, “My heart goes out to everyone affected by the severe air pollution plaguing Delhi. I worry about the residents as well as the animals who can’t wear face masks or stay indoors.”

She said that according to latest reports, 36 million Indians could face the threat of annual coastal flooding by 2050. The World Bank has predicted that at least 21 cities in India are approaching zero groundwater levels for next year and that 40 per cent of Indians may not have water to drink by 2030.

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Anderson in her letter praised India’s cuisine that made it the ‘easiest place on earth’ to be vegan. “India is the easiest place to be vegan… I still remember the beautiful colour of saffron rice and the alluring aroma of veggie biryani. India’s foods are so fantastic and varied that it’s the easiest place on earth to be vegan”, she added.

Last month, she had written to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asking him to serve nutritious vegan meals in correctional facilities. (IANS)