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( I have a wife). safety and freedom from oppression with his popular slogan of eradicating "Bhay,bhookh and bhrashtacahar (fear hunger and corruption)" He also promised "Ram Rajya" in Gujarat winning over Patels for the BJP But Hardik’s movement has now triggered a drift away from the BJP Those who have no memory of the Patidar history appear inclined to abandon the BJP and try out the Congress They see the BJP as the oppressor now especially after the Anandiben Patel government ordered firing on protestors demanding quota killing 14 Patidar youth Hardik claims there are 128 crore Patidar voters in Gujarat This according to his estimates is almost a fourth of the electorate His organisation believes around 70 lakh voters would vote for the Congress leading to the BJP’s decimation His supporters argue that Patidars would not forget the murder of their youth and victimisation of their families by the government "More than one lakh youth were booked by the police after the Patidar agitation They faced numerous hardships and problems because of this Do you expect them and their families to forget all this" asks Bambhania who started the reservation stir with Hardik It is now clear that that Hardik and his team would now work with the Congress to beat the BJP On Wednesday Hardik announced that his organisation accepts the formula proposed by the Congress for giving quota benefits to Patidars He is unequivocal in his call for defeating the BJP saying if it indirectly benefits the Congress so be it The Patidar story had begun by the painful realisation of not having a wife It has led to an ironic denouement that now allows the Congress to dream of a victory by saying: Mere paas Patidar hai Umroi:Indian and Myanmar armies will conduct their maiden joint exercise in India’s northeastern state of Meghalaya an army official said on Saturday The five-day exercise slated to start on 20November will be held at the newly-inaugurated state-of-the-art Joint Training Node at Umroi Cantonment about 25 kilometres from Shillong the state capital of Meghalaya Exercise "IMBAX-2017" is the first-ever military training exercise on United Nations Peacekeeping Operations (UNPKO) between the two nations being conducted on the Indian soil according to Defence Spokesperson Lieutenant colonelSuneet Newton He said 15 officers from the Myanmar Army and 16 officers from the Indian Army shall jointly train for over a period of six days Newton said the aim of the bilateral training event is to train the Myanmar delegation for participation in the United Nations Peacekeeping Operations under the United Nations Flag "The Indian Army has a rich experience of serving in the UNPKO and during the IMBAX-2017 the focus will be on training the Myanmar Army delegation on the tactics procedures expertise and methodology required by the contingent of the member nations for serving in UNPKO" the defence spokesperson said Indian and Bangladesh armies successfully conducted Exercise SAMPRITI at Umroi Joint Training Node on 11 November Jammu:Six civilians were injured on Monday due to indiscriminate shelling by Pakistan Rangers on the international border in Samba and Kathua districts of Jammu region police said "Pakistan Rangers used 81 mm and 82 mm mortars to target over two dozen villages and nearly 30 border outposts of the BSF (Border Security Force) during the night" a senior police officer said in Jammu Representational image Reuters "The shelling and firing continued well past midnight Six villagers belonging to four families were injured due to Pakistan shelling in Bobiya village of Kathua district They were immediately shifted to hospital by police in bullet proof vehicles" the officer said Extensive damage has been caused to civilian property in Pakistan shelling the office added A mini bus belonging to Pardeep Singh was damaged in Bobiya village while another villager Daljit Singh lost his cow and a buffalo calf "Pakistan shelling has affected almost entire international border from Arnia sub-sector in Jammu district entire Samba district and parts of Kathua district causing damage to houses roads and agricultural fields" the police officer said The officer also said that BSF has been appropriately and effectively retaliating Pakistani shelling and firing Due to fear and panic villagers started migrating from many villages on the international border since Sunday evening The administration has set up makeshift camps in school buildings for these people away from the international border IANS Three Indian Army jawans were injured in a terrorist attack at Bandipora in Jammu and Kashmir early on Saturday which also marks the first death anniversary of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani #NewsAlert – Attack on Army patrol party in Bandipora area J&K 3 jawans have been injured pictwittercom/BXacEPvZNq — News18 (@CNNnews18) July 8 2017 The terrorists targeted the convoy in Hajin area of the district Representational image Reuters The police described it as a "sneak attack on the vehicles of a road opening party" after which the area was cordoned off and a search operation was launched according to The Hindustan Times A security alert has been sounded across the Valley Authorities had imposed restrictions on Friday in parts of Kashmir to maintain law and order In Srinagar restrictions have been imposed on movement of people in five police station areas officials said The Jammu and Kashmir police had also directed internet service providers to completely suspend their services in Kashmir from Friday until further orders Security was also beefed up in view of the death anniversary of Wani Wani’s killing in an encounter with security forces on 8 July last year had triggered massive protests and prolonged period of curfews and shutdowns across the Valley With inputs from agencies Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his remarks on "package" saying he made such "shallow" comments as he was "disturbed" due to fall in the GDP and Sensex in the country under his rule Bihar CM Nitish Kumar PTI "Can the Centre stop the money given to states from Finance Commission This money is from internal resources of the states Will the Prime Minister of the country make such a shallow remark "The GDP under the Government of India is falling Sensex has fallen I think he is definitely disturbed otherwise why should a Prime Minister speak like this" Kumar told reporters at a press conference His remarks came after Modi who addressed an election rally in Bhagalpur on Tuesday accused Kumar of having "cheated" the people with the so-called development package of Rs 27 lakh crore insisting it was merely the sum of annual budgets of Rs 50 to 55 thousand crore each year over five years Contrasting it with the package announced by him Modi said the development proposals worth Rs 125 lakh crore promised by the Centre was beyond Rs 375 lakh crore that the state would get towards its annual budget from the Finance Commission "It needs to be asked where would the rest of Rs 176 lakh crore go if the state only gives Rs 27 lakh crore Will it go the fodder scam way" Modi said taking a jibe at RJD chief Lalu Prasad who has been convicted in the fodder scam and barred from contesting elections "This is an attempt to befool the people of Bihar This is an attempt cheat them They should realise no one can befool the people of Bihar" Modi said Reacting sharply to it Kumar said the Prime Minister may have "denied" even this money to states even from the Finance Commission if he had this power but this is the Constitutional arrangement "The Prime Minister said it was a gift to Bihar where as the fact is that it is our money" he said reminding Modi that he was also a Chief Minister in the past Earlier Kumar had asked the PM not to make new promises to Bihar but "show moral courage" and ensure implementation of all the promises made till date PTI Written by Suryakant Waghmore | Updated: January 28 2016 3:31 am Illustration by C R Sasikumar Related News As the nation celebrates the 125th birth anniversary of BR Ambedkar Rohith Vemula’s suicide is a reminder of the void between Ambedkarite aspirations and Indian modernity — more precisely Hindu modernity Rohith was an Ambedkarite To add to his woes he gained admission under the “general” category If political interference and aggressive Hindutva intrusion on campus had not led to Rohith’s suicide maybe Ambedkar did The practice of Ambedkarism calls for a sincere challenging of caste patriarchy and religious bigotry — some of these remain the essence of being a modern Hindu in present times What is ironic is that elements of Hindu practices that are regressive continue to be celebrated and these get worse when hindutva ideologues link such practices to the ideals of nationalism and nationalist sentiments If one digs beyond the farcical surface of Ambedkarite rhetoric in the BJP/ RSS circles both Ambedkar and the Ambedkar Students’ Association (ASA) at the Hyderabad Central University seem to be anti-national to Hindutva groups Bandaru Dattatreya’s letters to the HRD ministry show us how Hindutva naturally portrays Ambedkarism as anti-national Arun Shourie was rather aggressive about calling Ambedkar a stooge of the British — someone who was also anti-Hindu and never participated in the so-called independence struggle The problem facing the present regime is that they want to use Ambedkar selectively — more out of compulsion Aspects of Ambedkar that show him as anti-Muslim vegetarian or cast him as a Hindu are cooked up and circulated Ambedkar declared as early as 1935 that he will not die a Hindu although it was his misfortune to be born one Ambedkar’s nationalism was about internal repair — a revolution from within Ambedkar was suspicious of a Hindu becoming modern His reading was based less on prejudice and more on sociological analysis For a Hindu his caste is his public identity said Ambedkar And caste continues to be a monster affecting the private and public lives of modern Hindus The burden of bearing the brunt of Hinduism’s ugliness invariably falls on Dalits and women “Caste has killed public spirit Caste has destroyed the sense of public charity Caste has made public opinion impossible” he declared in the Annihilation of Caste The Hyderabad university is among the few campuses in India where Ambedkar and his ideas had not been confined to Dalits The ASA is not a Dalit student body as there are students across caste gender and regions supporting it To make matters worse Ambedkarism has been taken up in assertive forms The ASA was in the news in March 2015 for celebrating a beef festival after beef was banned in Maharashtra The purity of the cow and the impurity of the untouchable continue to be perceived as normative and are connected sentiments for most non-Dalits Not that food and vegetarian ideology don’t dominate campuses any more but to assume that all Dalits will give in to celebrating cow-protection as nationalism is misplaced optimism Vegetarianism and the celebration of purity are themselves becoming more gendered — with men eating non-vegetarian meals outside home while the women keep the kitchen pure by not eating and not cooking non-vegetarian food Increasingly urban educated and working women also self-regulate their entry to the kitchen and temples during their menstrual cycles Such vegetarianism and purity rituals are based on exclusion and not void of violent orientations The worst symptoms of the violence caused by vegetarianism can be seen in Gujarati society Gujarat may be the most vegetarian state in principle but Gujarati society is also amongst the most violent against Dalits and Muslims Not surprisingly in 2007 Narendra Modi wrote in a controversial book titled Karmayog that Valmikis do scavenging as an exercise in “spirituality” The present-day inter-caste marriages in cities continue to carry caste biases and disgust against Dalits and Adivasis Hindus although appearing modern lack a sense of trust towards Dalits — all they harbour is contempt and no sympathy Ambedkar had argued Hinduism is a religion of rules and not principles An interesting case of Hindu prejudice against Dalits in charitable giving is pointed out by scholars Ashwini Deshpande and Dean Spears in a recent article They suggest that caste Hindus prefer to do charity to the anonymous poor — once they get to know that those benefiting are untouchables their desire to donate is affected Reservations are considered by Hindus as the obvious manifestation of the caste problem Ambedkar however instituted a local form of forced liberalism on caste Hindus Whatever little Dalit middle-class exists in India is due to constitutional compulsions Had Ambedkar left it to Gandhian/ Hindu benevolence Dalits would have been busy seeking spiritual satisfaction — the Gujarati way An autonomous intelligent and assertive Dalit seems like an aberration in the eyes of a modern Hindu In rural areas assertive Dalits are violated mutilated and eliminated Cases are registered but killers and violators mostly escape punishment like Rama escaped the consequences of killing Shambuka In universities Dalits on the other hand have to self-immolate — at times because they are not able to meet the Hindu merit standards Or like Rohith they simple do not agree with Hindu life standards Mobile middle-class Dalits at times give in to the present pressures of Hindu purity and modernity — by changing their surnames hiding their caste becoming vegetarian or by aggressively participating in anti-Muslim Indian-ness For Dalits to be citizens and part of the nation they have to mimic the pure and privileged Rohith like several other Ambedkarites did not play to the gallery of Hindu modernity and hyper-nationalism Nor was he too patient with the normality of Hindu madness Following Ambedkar he did not spare Rama Krishna Sardar Patel Gandhi Vivekananda and the holy cow He believed in politicking truth till the end Should there be space for such dissent or should it be called anti-national Perhaps it is time to realise that caste has become a (bad) Hindu habit Rohith may have forgiven those involved in abetting his suicide But will those involved in the daily grooming of the caste monster and mindless nationalism wake up and introspect Waghmore associate professor at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences Mumbai is the author of ‘Civility against Caste’ For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Aditya Puri | Published: January 24 2012 3:41 am Related News Indiafor some odd reasonhas not been preoccupied with the possibility of sustained high oil prices This is despite the fact that we are a major importer of oil and are in the middle of a major transition towards much greater energy consumption It is also despite the fact that we pay through our nose to keep oil prices in check The oil subsidy bill is likely to be close to Rs 85000 crore this fiscal year (the budgeted amount was incidentally a relatively meagre Rs 24000 crore) Oil prices are the biggest threat to our future Globallyonce growth is restoredmost analysts expect demand for oil to grow faster than supplyleading to price volatility and rise Most advanced countries havethereforemoved to policies restricting oil consumption in areas such as powerchemicalproduct transportationhome heatingetc Howeverchanges in Asia and elsewhere in terms of abolition of subsidies has been slow Economics and politics are mixed here and government/ consumers have been reluctant to take the tough policy stands required We need to examine the possibility that within the next 10 years the world could experience a period of intense volatility with oil prices going through the roof The world is not running out of oil We have around a trillion plus barrels of oil underground and the possibility of several trillion barrels of oil or gas that can be extracted from new sources Oil demand going forward is expected to increase by around 15 per cent per annum This presumes there are continuous improvements in energy efficiency and use Supply of oil in the past decade has grown by around 1 per cent per annum This despite a scenario of high oil prices during the decade which saw major investment by private/ national oil companies Going forwardlogisticssupply systems and geopolitics involved in creating additional capacity are expensive and time-consuming and therefore the cost of increasing capacity will be higher Most analysts project (presuming modest growth) a convergence of demand and supply by 2020 at around 100 million barrels per day Howeverthe world never moves in an orderly manner so it is very possible that we have periods of mismatch caused by faster demand growth or slower supply growth or supply can be disrupted by conflicts Alsothe world needs a capacity buffer of at least 4 million barrels a day to avoid market expectations of shortagepushing up price So the possibility of oil prices ranging between $125 and $200 during periods of stress (which may not be short) is a distinct possibility Where does this leave an oil-dependentnon-significant oil-producing country like India which prices oil below market and funds through fiscal deficit While oil subsidies might appear to cushion us from high prices in the short termcontinuing with subsidies will hurt us badly in the long term Lets pay the price in orderly instalments rather than in an explosion of pain at a later date We cannot just transfer the burden to the future and need to take pro-active steps immediately These should include four things One is removing subsidy This cannot and must not be a political issue Subsidies are not targeted and are therefore not reaching intended beneficiaries and the problem is compounded by corruption in distribution Cheap fuel is also not inducing the required consumer behaviour changes required for conservation There is no free lunch Subsidies are not a gift We as citizens pay for them one way or the other Twowe need clear policy for new discoveries on energy efficiency/ conservation which balances environment and growth objectives We need to substantially improve the level of our discovery We have had some success in this areabut it is obviously not enough Oil majors spend $40 billion or so every 12 to 24 months In most countries investments are made by the oil majors but the control of the resources is with the countries We as a country get very little of this investment Obviouslysomething needs to be done to make this a win-win for all parties so that we have more oil Threethere should be improvement in current extraction efficiency We need to ensure that our existing resources are being used optimally Currentlyas per research reportsour efficiency of recovery is way below international standards We need to ensure that either our own companies achieve this or take foreign help But the end result must be achieved and time is of the essence because oil price will not remain low for ever Alsowe can destroy our resources in the long run Fourwe need clear hedging policy This may need to be a parliamentary committee decision as we will be wrong periodicallyleading to witch hunts (which prevent any decision by individuals or government) In conclusionit is imperative that politicians of all hues recognise that our fiscal deficit needs to be reduced through ensuring proper pricing of oil so that the money saved can help those that really need itand God knows we have enough of them The writer is MDHDFC [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: October 23 2016 2:26 pm Top News Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious South Asian satellite project announced two years ago is likely to miss the December deadline as the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch GSLV Mark 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