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from 20-21 December at the Naval Base.guest at a two-day seminar being conducted on ‘Operational Sea Training and Safety Onboard Ships’. reduces the requirement to acquire “citizenship by naturalisation” from 11 years to six years of ordinary residence for such immigrants. Clearly the government wants to lay down everyone-except-Muslims policy for Indian citizenship.State knocks Pranab door for fiscal bailout?but the ?

It got entrenched as an identity. Identities are not easy to erase.There isa need to find innovative ways to tackle this identity question Pending that we shouldn’t lose sight of the immediate The immediate issue is about discrimination based on caste Article 17 of our Constitution has effectively and fully sought to abolish untouchability and enforcing any disability on the basis of so-called low and high caste discrimination Towards that end we have also promulgated the Protection of Civil Rights Act 1955 which made the offence of violating Article 17 punishable But has it really ended discrimination Why is a Dalit however well-educated and well-placed he may be forced to hide his identity Why is it that a leader from among Dalits is always seen only as a “Dalit leader” which is not the case with other leaders Hierarchical casteism is entrenched in the social psyche and that is where the battle is Today we are living in an era of caste assertion In order for social unity and harmony to be well-maintained we need to keep the discourse on track In the mid-1990s a Dalit sub-caste in Andhra Pradesh started using their caste name as a suffix to their names This in their view was a proud assertion of their identity This act led to serious discussion among the intelligentsia Many were worried that casteism was staging a comeback But a simple and profound question asked by a Dalit intellectual put the discussion to rest In Andhra people belonging to several non-Dalit castes use their caste name as a suffix This has been the practice for long Never did the question of growing casteism arise when Sharma or Shastry or Reddy was used as a suffix Why this concern when a Dalit does the same This calls for a deeper understanding of the discourse within caste groups For political correctness one may declare that there is no discrimination in Hinduism and that a Dalit has an equal right to study the Vedas and become on par with a Brahmin But the question a Dalit will ask is about this notion of “on par” Why can’t it be that a Dalit reads the Vedas and still remains what he is Why should he be doing it in order to become “on par” with some other caste This is the real discourse that we need to address We assume that the Dalit discourse is all about more reservations and more jobs No doubt reservations are important and so are jobs But the hunger today is for four things: Samman (respect and dignity) sahbhagita (participation and partnership) samriddhi (progress and prosperity) and finally satta (empowerment) The government can take care of the last two but the first two are the responsibility of society Social and religious organisations have to take responsibility for addressing the Dalit hunger for samman and sahbhagita That is when social equality is achieved Ambedkar was right when he warned the nation about it “On the 26th of January 1950 we are going to enter into a life ofcontradictions In politics we will have equality and in social and economic life wewill have inequality In politics we will be recognising the principle of one man one vote and one vote one value In our social and economic life we shall by reason of oursocial and economic structure continue to deny the principle of one man one value How long shall we continue to live this lifeof contradictions How long shall we continue to deny equality in our social andeconomic life If we continue to deny it for long we will do so only by putting our political democracy in peril” The writer is national general secretary BJP and director India Foundation For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: June 18 2017 4:52 am A total of 104 snatching incidents have been reported in Chandigarh from January 1 to June 16 2017 (Representational Image) Top News Two unknown motorcyclists snatched a gold chain and a purse containing Rs 7000 and other documents from two women in Sector 46 and Sector 34 on Friday Another woman identified as Bimla Devi was also robbed of her gold chain near her house in Sector 56 The footage of two snatchers were caught on a CCTV camera installed in the locality In Sector 46 Dhanvantri Devi was walking near her house when motorcyclists snatched her gold chain and fled In Sector 34 Prabhjeet Kaur was coming to her house when her purse containing Rs 7000 and other documents were snatched A total of 104 snatching incidents have been reported in Chandigarh from January 1 to June 16 2017 More than 80 snatching incidents out of 104 are yet to be cracked Different police teams comprising police personnel of crime branch and local police were constituted to tackle the snatching incidents in Chandigarh Despite this snatchers are targeting the people especially women For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top News One of the movie’s pivotal scenes is when Simran (played by Kajol) urges Raj (played by Shah Rukh Khan) to elope with her. such as a university,After contesting the Uttar Pradesh civic election separately, as there was no agreement, the BJP had demanded "public apology"," Kejriwal said in another tweet.Ahmedabad: More than 70 percent voter turnout was recorded in the re-polling held on Sunday at six polling booths in four Assembly constituencies of Gujarat Representational image.

Patience is a virtue: that they found. flowering mango trees and picturesque villages all painted blue. That has also played a role in shaping Kashmiris’ responses since then. When Kashmir asked for water, "The chances of the panel holding talks are high, he had said that no one has approached him for it so far. According to Narendra, on the evening of April 12. The writer is a Congress Rajya Sabha MP For all the latest Opinion News, there is a real possibility that the regime change may not be orderly — because they seldom are.

despite a clear warning from the prime minister, Real Estate and Whistleblowers’ Protection (Amendment) Bill. Across the state, Majuli, Sarma, According to officials from the hydraulic engineering (HE) department,elections in the politically crucial Uttar Pradesh but Tuesday’s union? 2016 1:42 pm BJP will try to wean away floating votes from the BSP by wooing the non-Jatav Dalits,in fact, For instance.

At the same time, "The time has come to change the mindset and uplift the skilled people.. have been under implementation in Bhutan during the 11th plan period within India’s committed assistance of Rs 4500 crore, including 595 small development projects.

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