Friday, 31 October 2014

Connection Series: Talks on November 13th and 20th

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You’re invited to talks by
Dr. Robert Lloydon
American Intervention Against the Islamic State
Thursday, November 13, 5 p.m.
Dr. Liza Weinstein
on her book
The Durable Slum: Dharavi and the Right to Stay Put in Globalizing Mumbai 
Thursday, November 20, 5 p.m.
Please see below for detailed bios of the speakers and for links to RSVP.
Dr. Robert Lloyd
Dr. Robert Lloyd is the Blanche E. Seaver Professor of International Studies and Languages, professor of international relations, and director of the international studies program at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. He is also a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center in Washington, D.C. and a summer institute fellow with the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University.
Dr. Lloyd received his PhD from Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C., his master’s degree from Cornell University, and his bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of Arizona.
He has published numerous scholarly articles on international conflict management, international negotiation, democratization, and Africa. Combining his research interests with field experience, Dr. Lloyd has been an election observer in Africa for both the U.S. State Department and the International Republican Institute. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the Middle East and Africa, the flagship journal of the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA). 
Dr. Lloyd’s Fulbright research project examines negotiations on how India has sought to secure political rights and freedoms for its citizens in the face of insecurity posed by terrorism.
RSVP here to ensure a seat.
Dr. Liza Weinstein
Dr. Liza Weinstein is currently a Fullbright-Nehru Fellow in the Sociology Department at the University of Delhi, and is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Northeastern University in Boston. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 2009. Her book, The Durable Slum: Dharavi and the Right to Stay Put in Globalizing Mumbai, was recently published by Orient BlackSwan and University of Minnesota Press. Her research on cities and globalization has appaered in a number of journals and several edited volumes.
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Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre

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Dear Friends,
Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre in association with Delhi Music Society invites you all to a music concert by Peter Horvath (clarinet/ saxophone) and Beata Gincsai (piano), a young talented musician couple from Hungary at Delhi International Arts Festival, organized on Sunday, 2nd Nov, 7.00 pm at Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
The Musical Duo will also perform at a literary evening, commemorating the Holocaust on Friday, 31st Oct, 6.00 pm by Dr. Margit Koves at HICC.
Kindly mark the dates in your calendar. (Please, do find the e-Invite of the 2nd Nov. concert below).
Looking forward to your gracious presence at the events!

Invitation from SOS India

Invitation from SOS India, India’s biggest family, 50 years celebration at IIC, Oct 31
Priyanka Goswami
Today at 2:27 PM
Dear Sir,
I write to you on behalf of SOS India, India’s largest family with over 10, 000 families. SOS Children’s Village is a global NGO based on concept of building strong foundation of family culture among abandoned kids. SOS iscommitted to the care of children in need and to strengthening families and communities as a preventive measure in the fight against abandonment and social neglect.
On occasion of 50 years of presence in India, SOS proudly announces settlement of 4500 children in Indian Society.
To celebrate this milestone in India we cordially invite you to

Golden Jubilee Celebrations of SOS Children’s Villages of India
Launch of Study on settlement of Youth by Human Development Society

On October 31st, 2014 at 1800 hrs.

India International Centre
Multipurpose Hall, New Building Extension
40, Max Muller Marg
New Delhi-110003

Chief Guest
Mr. Palash Roy Chowdhury
Country Manager (India), Pratt & Whitney and Chair, UTC India CSR Council

Guest of Honor
Shri. Siddhartha Kaul
President SOS Children’s Villages International

Highlights of the event:

·         Unveiling of  ‘Youth Settlement’ report
·         Scintillating performances by children and mother
·         Participation of about 100- 150 people including SOS children, mothers and employees

Request you to please takeout sometime to grace the occasion with your presence.
Thanking  you with anticipation.
Priyanka Goswami

Czech Dance Theatre “Mimi Fortunae” – FICCI Auditorium on November 5,

 Czech Dance Theatre “Mimi Fortunae” – FICCI Auditorium on November 5, 2014 from 7 p.m
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Dear all,
allow me kindly to invite you to the upcoming performance of the Czech Dance Theatre “Mimi Fortunae” which will be performing within the Delhi International Arts Festival at the FICCI Auditorium on November 5, 2014 from 7 p.m.
Dance Theatre MIMI FORTUNAE presents absolutely unique connection of dance based on folk roots of the Czech Nation and the high technique of contemporary dance motion. MIMI FORTUNAE has gained an excellent reputation during the 30 years of its activity: the ensemble presents its performances on a number of stages all over the Czech Republic as well as in the world (France, Germany, Italy, Austria, India, The Netherlands, Great Britain, USA, Lithuania, Slovakia, Jordan, etc.). MIMI FORTUNAE´s production is accessible to all types of audiences as the artists tell “without-words-stories” and evoke deep moods by using their bodies for dance, stylized movements and mimics.
Come and enjoy the Czech dance theatre!
Also see the attached invitation.
Wishing to see you all!
Andrea Kučerová
Deputy Head of Mission / Political Affairs
Embassy of the Czech Republic in New Delhi
Tel: +91-11-24155200
Fax: +91-11-24155270
50-M, Niti Marg
Chanakayapuri, New Delhi – 110 021

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Abhinav Bindra Elected Chairman of International Shooting Sport Federation

Abhinav Bindra Elected Chairman of International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Athletes Committee
 First Indian to Receive this Honour. Also Becomes Member of ISSF Administrative Council as a Result
New Delhi, October 30, 2014: Abhinav Bindra, ace shooter and the country’s only individual Olympic Gold medalist, has been elected Chairman of the International Shooting Sport Federation’s (ISSF) Athletes Committee. The ISSF, which is the world body representing the sport of shooting, confirmed this today in a letter, a copy of which was marked to the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI), the representative body of the sport in India. Abhinav, will be the first Indian shooter to be bestowed with this honour. By virtue of being Chairman of the Athletes Committee, Abhinav will also now become a member of the Administrative Council of the ISSF.
Reacting to the development, Abhinav Bindra said, “It is a great honour, not only for me personally but also for the country as a whole. Athletes make the sport come alive. As such, this honour comes with the great responsibility of representing the views and concerns of shooting athletes from across the globe appropriately, effectively and in a balanced manner towards the betterment of the sport, and I look forward to doing justice towards serving that end.”
The NRAI President, Raninder Singh, said, “ It is a matter of great pride for the whole Indian shooting fraternity that Abhinav has been elected to such a prestigious position. He has always been eager to do his bit for the athletes and the sport of shooting. He has also been very proactive within the NRAI itself in trying to raise the bar of Indian shooting continuously. We are confident that he will shine as always in this new responsibility as well and wish him all the very best.”
It can be recalled that Abhinav was re-elected member of the ISSF Athletes Committee in elections held last month in Granada, Spain for a second time.

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the India China Institute co-sponsors Master Talk: Ming Cho Lee

the India China Institute co-sponsors
Master Talk: Ming Cho Lee
This event is open to the public.
Location: 66 West 12th St, the New School Auditorium (Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall)
Time: Monday, November 3, 3-5pm
Ming Cho Lee has designed nationally and internationally for 50 years, for opera, dance, Broadway, and regional theatre, and is the recipient of the National Medal of Arts, the highest national award given in the arts. Other awards include the Mayor’s Award for Arts and Culture; Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement, Outer Critic’s Circle and Drama Desk Awards; the TCG Theatre Practitioner Award; many others from the theatre and Chinese communities; and five honorary degrees.
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Securing Food for All


Kuchipudi Dance Recital By Shallu Jindal

Media Invite
You are cordially invited to
Kuchipudi Dance Recital
Shallu Jindal
Disciple of
Padmabhushan Raja Radha Reddy & Kaushalya Reddy
On: November 1, 2014 (Saturday)
Time: 7:00 pm (Please be seated by 6:45pm)
At: Kamani Auditorium,
1, Copernicus Marg, New Delhi
Abhishek Puri: +91 – 98110204659
Nishita Jain: +91 – 9811264020

Indore Fans celebrated Shah Rukh’s Birthday with a unique cake

Indore Fans celebrated Shah Rukh’s Birthday
with a unique cake made with the city’s famous snacks !

Everyone knows that the King Khan commands an enormous fan following across the globe and his die-hard fans often do special things for their heartthrob every year on his birthday. This year too, he received a pleasant surprise ahead of his birthday at the recent Indore auditions of Zee TV’s tour in search of India’s happiest dancer – Dil Se Naachein Indiawaale.
SRK fans who came to watch the show brought something which was quite unheard of- a gigantic cake made of Indore’s famous snacks (farsan), which became quite the center of attraction for everyone at the auditorium. This three-tier cake was made with a lot of precision that it was difficult to imagine how anyone could have made it at home! It look liked the job of a professional chef to say the least! Along with the audience, Shah Rukh’s fellow judges on the show – Deepika, Boman, Abhishek, Vivaan and Farah surprised him too by doing a special performance on his blockbuster songs. An overwhelmed Shah Rukh was extremely touched by his fans in Indore and thanked them for making his birthday so special.
To watch all this masti and more, stay tuned to ‘Maruti Suzuki Alto K 10 Dil Se Naachein Indiawaale Co-powered & L’Oreal Paris Fall Repair 3X’ every Saturday and Sunday at 9 PM, only on Zee TV.

8th NTA ICT World Communication Summit & Awards, 2014

Invite your Nomination and kind presence to
8th NTA ICT World Communication Summit & Awards, 2014 &
National Education Summit & Awards 2014
“ICT for Empowerment, Education & Digital India”
11th December, Kolkata
Dear Sir,
Dr Malcolm Johnson, Director, (Deputy Secretary General – Elect ) International Telecommunication Union,-ITU Geneva( A UN Body) will present the 8th NTA ICT World Communication Awards, 2014 & 8th National Education Awards 2014 at Kolkata on 11th December, 2014 alongwith other VIPs.
International Telecommunication Union,-ITU Geneva is highest UN elected body in the world to promote Telecom & IT.
We request you to plan a visit to Kolkata (West Bengal) on 11th December and please block date for the same.
Earlier the Summit & Awards were postponed due to elections in India and Mauritius.
Chief Guest and Guest of Honor
Ms. Mamata Banerjee
Chief Minister, West Bengal (Invited)
Hon’ble Dr. Malcolm Johnson 
Director, International Telecommunication Union-ITU Geneva (Confirmed)
Hon’ble Prof. (Dr.) S.S Mantha
Chairman, AICTE (Confirmed)
Hon’ble Prof. (Dr.) R. K Khandal
Vice Chancellor, Uttar Pradesh Technical University (Confirmed)
Hon’ble Shri R.N Jha,
Chief General Manager, BSNL (Confirmed)
Hon’ble Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad
Minister of Communications and IT India (Invited) will join
Representatives from NIXI, MNRE, MSME, DOT, DeITy, TEPC, NIELIT etc. are expected to join.
The Awards are officially supported by Ministry of ICT, Mauritius &
  • National Computer Board, Mauritius,
  • Commonwealth Telecommunication Organization (CTO-UK),
  • AICTE-All India Council of Technical Education
  • AIU- Association of Indian Universities
  • Government of India- Telecom Export Promotion Council (TEPC),
  • Government of India- National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI),
  • Government of India-Department of Electronics and IT- National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology (NIELIT )
  • Government of India, Department of MSME
  • Government of India, Department of MNRE
  • ITU-APT Foundation, Geneva/India
  • Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) – Department of Electronics and IT
  • And several other international Industry associations.
National Telecom Awards/ICT World Communication Awards are being organized for last eight years. These are the only ICT recognition platform show in world which are supported by Government & various associations around the globe & presented by Dr. Hamadoun Toure, Secy Gen, ITU during 2012 & 2013.The event will attract all the senior decision makers in the industry around the globe.
This is also a unique opportunity to highlight Company’s/ Institutes/ Universities achievements to the assembled dignitaries & wider Telecom & Education community! And also avail the wonderful opportunity to interact and network with dignitaries & wider Telecom & Education community.

Dr. Toure, Secy Gen, International Telecom Union quoted in this behalf:
The past Awards have been presented by several Indian Government Ministers -
  • Hon’ble Shri Arun Shourie
  • Hon’ble Shri Kapil Sibbal
  • Hon’ble Mr. Farooq Abdullah
  • Hon’ble Mr. Sachin Pilot
  • Hon’ble Mr. Jyotiraditya Scindia
  • Hon’ble Mr. Mukul Sangma
  • Hon’ble Mr. Gurudas Kamat
  • Hon’ble Mr. Shakeel Ahmed
  • Hon’ble Mr. Tapan Sikdar
  • Hon’ble Mr. Karia Munda
Other VIP’s at NTA ICT World Communication Summit & Awards
  • Hon’ble Shri SS Mantha, Chairman AICTE
  • Hon’ble Shri SK Kak, Vice Chancellor, MTU
  • Hon’ble Shri DS Chauhan, President Association of Indian Universities,
  • Secretary DOT, Secretary MNRE, Chairman TRAI etc
  • About 37 Ambassadors participated in 7th NTA ICT World Communication Awards in 2012 & 2013.
These Summit & Awards will include:
Telecom Industry
§  Service Providers
§  Handset & Equipment Manufacturers
§  Accessory Manufacturers
§  E Commerce Companies around the globe
§  Content Providers & Mobile Applications
§  Enterprise IT Telecommunications §  Network Infrastructure Manufacturers
§ Vice Chancellors across India
§ Chairmen/Director of Education Institutes/Universities Across India
§ Publication Houses
§ Companies dealing directly with Education Institutes
§ Online Content Providers for Education Institutes
§ Etc
CMAI Association of India is apex premier and foremost non-profit trade promotion organization with 48,500 members and 54 MOU partners across the globe. CMAI is prominent promoting growth in communications, manufacturing trade sector through Legislative and Regulatory Advocacy, Research, Exhibitions, Trade shows, Conferences and Seminars, Technology events, Buyers-Sellers Meets B2B meetings promotion and fostering business and strategic relationships. More details are available at 
You are also requested to file nomination for yourself or others by logging on to  and for Education Institutes/Universities at or by sending email at
For any further information you may contact directly – Navtesh, GM-International Trade  at  or Sauravi Dutta, AGM at or phone numbers +91 97 118 69771 and +91 83 769 75258 respectively for any further queries.
Speaker/Presentation opportunities exist at ICT World Communication Summit. 
Prof N K Goyal
President CMAI Association of India, Chairman Emeritus TEMA
Member Governing Council Telecom Equipment & Services Export Promotion Council, Govt. of India
Vice Chairman, ITU APT India, Adviser Gujarat Technological University

Chairman India Trade Promotion Services, Dubai UAE,  
Director NFL National Fertilizers Ltd, Govt. of India
+91 98 111 29879, president_cmai@cmai.

Super Nani Film Press Conference held at EOD GIP, Noida


Sharman Joshi (actor) & Shweta Kumar (actress) came to EOD GIP, Noida to address the press conference based on their upcoming Movie “Super Nani”. Rekha is working after a long time in a movie. Rekha is playing a role of Nani (grandmother) in “Super Nani”.
“Super Nani” is an Indian drama film directed by Indra Kumar & the producer of the film is Indra Kumar along with Ashok Thakeria. Rekha, Sharman Joshi, Randhi Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Rajesh Kumar & Shweta Kumar are in lead roles in this movie.
This film is actually based on the Gujarat play that is ‘Baa Ae Maari Boundary’. ‘Super Nani’ will be released on 31 October 2014.
Shweta Kumar (daughter of Indra Kumar) has worked in Karzzzz movie, this was her last movie and upcoming is Super Nani. She also came to address the Press Conference of ‘Super Nani’.
Shweta Kumar said “I love working for this movie, Super Nani is my second movie which I did. It was really a great fun working for this movie”.

UK Science and Innovation Network in India’s Newsletter.


Issue 74
Dear Mr Naresh Sagar,Orange
Welcome to the October Edition of the UK Science and Innovation Network in India’s Newsletter.
Top Story
The team is currently preparing for the forthcoming Ministerial Indo-UK Science & Innovation Council, to be held in New Delhi in November. This is the major set-piece event where the priorities and mechanisms for UK-India research and innovation cooperation are agreed every two years. This time, we’re hoping to agree the final shape of the Newton-Bhabha programme, and therefore what funding should soon be available to support more joint research. So watch this space to hear what has been agreed and what new opportunities are coming!
Funding Opportunities  fund
Want to keep up to date with all the opportunities funded through the UK’s Newton Fund?Follow this page on!

For a full list of funding opportunities, please check out our monthly summary
Upcoming events events
Innovate UK | Date: 5-6th November | Venue: London | See the event website for more details

Affordable Assisted Living Technologies | Date: 19th November | Venue: Bangalore | See our blog for more details
Bengaluru Space Expo | Date: November | Venue: Bangalore | See the event website for more details

Refrigerated Vehicles Manufacture Workshop | Date: 9th December | Venue: Pune | See our webinar recording for more details
For a full list of upcoming events, please visit here.
Spotlight on… Renewable Energy  spotlight
Renewable energy has been a long term focus of our work developing collaborations between the UK and India – with projects and events across a range of technologies. Just this week, we’ve had a delegation of UK experts on wave and tidal energy visiting India. This follows a similar delegation earlier in the year on offshore wind, and a joint workshop in South Africa on biofuels. Renewable energies have also been the subject for significant joint research funding, including two of the Industrial R&D grants awarded recently. For a full picture of the funded projects, please see RCUK’s summary. And, with the food-water-energy nexus identified as a priority for the Newton Bhabha programme, that support is likely to continue. Let us know if you have ideas for future events that we could help with!
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Each month, we want to help you understand research and innovation in the UK and India better. Where could you visit, what has happened, what’s been published?
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Rajdeep Sardesai
Penguin Books India cordially invites you to the launch of the much-anticipated

on 7th November2014 at The Auditorium, Nehru Memorial Museum & Bhawan

Please find more details of the event enclosed.
Kindly send the names and number of people who would like to attend the event
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Dear partners and friends of Cologne,
In order to make Cologne even better known as a travel destination, we have launched a broad range of activities. One project is the presentation of Cologne’s wonderful range of cultural attractions in the Yearbook of Cultural Brands. This is an outstanding platform for coming into contact with potential sponsorship partners. To advertise our marketing focus for 2014/2015 we produced a video clip on the theme of “Holy Cologne”, one of further videos on central touristic topics of Cologne.
Kind regards
Josef Sommer
The “cultural brand” quality seal
The Cologne Tourist Board has cooperated with the Cultural Department of the city of Cologne to place an advertorial in the Yearbook of Cultural Brands 2014/2015. The yearbook serves as an expert reference work for interested companies who would like to make a name for themselves by sponsoring a cultural event or institution. Through this cooperation Cologne has received the right for one year to call itself a “cultural brand”.»
Cologne Tourist Board trains new city guides
The Cologne Tourist Board provides more than 7,500 city tours for visitors every year. It offers tours based on over 100 different themes in 15 languages for groups. In order to further expand this core area of its expertise, the Cologne Tourist Board will be training new city guides starting in January 2015.»
15th Museum Night in Cologne
On Museum Night in Cologne, which will take place on 8 November 2014, a total of 46 museums and art venues will open their doors from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. This will be the 15th time that art connoisseurs will be able to enjoy the works of world-class artists, newcomers and Old Masters and discover the glamour of renowned museums as well as new exhibition venues, all in one night.»
“Holy Cologne” in a video clip
An initial impression of the wealth of religious and cultural highlights that are connected with the theme of “Holy Cologne” is provided by a video clip produced by the Cologne Tourist Board to advertise its marketing focus for 2014/2015. It will be followed by further videos focusing on central themes related to Cologne.»
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Luis Miranda takes over as Chairman of the Board at Centre for Civil Society

Former Private Equity leader Luis Miranda takes over as Chairman of the Board at Centre for Civil Society
New Delhi-based Centre for Civil Society (CCS) has named Luis Miranda, former Chairman of IDFC Private Equity as the Chairman of its Board of Trustees. Luis takes over from Ashish Dhawan, Founder and CEO of Central Square Foundation (CSF) who formerly ran private equity fund, ChrysCapital.
Luis founded IDFC Private Equity in 2002 and served as the Chief Executive Officer and President at the firm until 2010. He was earlier a senior member of the start-up team at HDFC Bank. He is Senior Advisor, Morgan Stanley Infrastructure and is involved with various non-profits related to human rights, education and health care. Luis got his MBA from Chicago Booth, where he was influenced by Chicago School economists George Stigler, Gary Becker and Gene Fama.
Talking about the strategic role of think-tanks like Centre for Civil Society, Luis said “India still ranks abysmally low on a number of world rankings on important indicators like ease of doing business, economic freedom, competitiveness and innovation; in fact, it’s ranking has declined over the last few years. Modi’s recently launched ‘Make in India’ campaign, Jan Dhan Yojana for financial inclusion of hitherto unbanked Indians and the abolition of Planning Commission are welcome steps towards ensuring ‘maximum governance, minimum government’. However, this ecosystem needs to be complemented by organisations like Centre for Civil Society, which could potentially offer interventions to change systems in India and work on public policy solutions to make the country more market-oriented.”
In his new role as Chairman of Board of Trustees of CCS, Luis will provide strategic direction and energize CCS’ initiatives in education, livelihood and policy training as the organisation works toward promoting choice and accountability across private and public sectors.
On his appointment, Luis said “CCS has always stood for the basic right to freedom and choice. What is unique about CCS, is that we continue to relentlessly raise these ideas to ensure that they do not get lost in public policy discourses where individual rights are trampled upon, where markets are undermined and big government leads to inefficient allocation of resources. We remain focused on engaging more meaningfully with policy and opinion leaders to bring about social change through sound public policies.”



Both Maya n Akhilesh fail to contain riots in UP.
मायावती हों या अखिलेश यादव, दोनों सीएम  यूपी के दंगों पर लगाम लगाने में
पूर्णतया विफल : Compared to year 2010, riots in UP increase by 19.97%
in 2011, by 35.57% in 2012 & by 45% in 2013 साल 2010 के मुकाबले 2011
में 19.97%,2012 में 35.57% और 2013 में 45% बढ़ीं हैं दंगों की घटनाएं  :
UP Govt. is a mere ‘Riots Bank’ महज ‘दंगा बैंक’ बनकर रह गयी है यूपी
की सरकारें
जी हाँ l उत्तर प्रदेश में चाहें  मायावती हों या अखिलेश यादव, ये दोनों
ही सीएम  के रूप में दावे तो बड़े बड़े करते रहे पर यूपी के दंगों पर लगाम
लगाने में पूर्णतः  विफल ही रहे हैं l इस कड़वी हक़ीक़त का खुलासा सामाजिक
संस्था ‘तहरीर’*  के संस्थापक ई० संजय शर्मा की एक आरटीआई पर राष्ट्रीय
अपराध रिकॉर्ड ब्यूरो के जन सूचना अधिकारी के०  पी०  उदय शंकर द्वारा दिए
गए एक जबाब से हुआ है l
*’तहरीर’  { Transparency, Accountability & Human Rights’ Initiative
for Revolution – TAHRIR }  लोक जीवन में पारदर्शिता संवर्धन, जबाबदेही
निर्धारण और आमजन के मानवाधिकारों के संरक्षण के हितार्थ उत्तर प्रदेश
में जमीनी स्तर पर कार्यशील संस्था  है l
संजय को उपलब्ध कराई गयी सूचना के अनुसार उत्तर  प्रदेश में साल  2010
में 4186,साल 2011  में 5022 ,साल 2012  में 5676 और साल 2013  में
दंगों की 6089 घटनाएं  सरकारी आंकड़ों में दर्ज हैं l  गौरतलब है  कि वर्ष
2010 से मार्च 2012 तक सूबे की कमान मायावती के हाथ में थी और मार्च 2012
से वर्ष 2013 तक की अवधि में अखिलेश यादव  सूबे के मुखिया  रहे हैं lइन
आकड़ों से स्पष्ट है कि उत्तर  प्रदेश में साल 2011  में साल  2010 के
मुकाबले  दंगों की 836  अधिक घटनाएं        (19.97%) हुईं l  साल 2012
में साल  2010 के मुकाबले  दंगों की 1489  अधिक घटनाएं (35.57%)  हुईं तो
वही साल 2013    में साल  2010 के मुकाबले  दंगों की 1903  अधिक घटनाएं
(45%) हुईं हैं l
संजय कहते हैं कि इन आकड़ों के साल-दर-साल विश्लेषण से  भी यह स्पष्ट है
कि उत्तर  प्रदेश में साल 2011  में साल  2010 के मुकाबले  दंगों की 836
अधिक घटनाएं  ( 19.97%) हुईं l  साल 2012  में साल  2011  के मुकाबले
दंगों की 654  अधिक घटनाएं ( 13.02%) हुईं तो वही साल 2013    में साल
2012  के मुकाबले  दंगों की 413  अधिक घटनाएं (6.78%) हुईं हैं जो  यह
सिद्ध कर रहा है कि साल 2010 से 2013 तक यूपी में लगातार दंगों की घटनाओं
में वृद्धि ही हो रही है और फिर चाहें वह  मायावती के नेतृत्व में  बनी
बहुजन समाज पार्टी की सरकार हो या  अखिलेश यादव के नेतृत्व में बनी
समाजवादी पार्टी की सरकार, सभी सरकारें  दंगे रोकने के मामले में महज
कोरी वयानवाजी कर जनता को गुमराह ही करती  रही हैं और दंगों को रोकने में
पूर्णतया विफल रही हैं l
सूबे में दंगों की संख्या में हो रही  बेतहाशा उत्तरोत्तर वृद्धि पर तंज
कसते हुए संजय कहते है कि इतनी तेजी से तो बैंक में रखा पैसा भी नहीं
बढ़ता है और सरकार को दंगों का उच्च व्याजदर पर डिपाजिट कर जनता को व्याज
समेत बापस करने बाले ‘दंगा बैंक’ की संघ्या दी है l  l
दंगों को उत्तर प्रदेश के सामाजिक और आर्थिक विकास के रास्ते की सबसे बड़ी
वाधा बताते हुए संजय ने कहा कि दंगों के परिपेक्ष्य में प्रशासनिक अमले
और स्थानीय जनप्रतिनिधियों की स्पष्ट जबाबदेही के अभाव के कारण ही
प्रशासनिक अमला  और स्थानीय जनप्रतिनिधि दंगों को रोकने के उपायों के
क्रियान्वयन के प्रति गंभीर नहीं हैं और सरकारें भी दंगे हो जाने के बाद
महज सरकारी खानापूर्ति कर मामले की इतिश्री कर देती हैं पर दंगों का असली
दंश स्थानीय जनता सालों साल झेलती रहती है l
संजय ने अब दंगों के परिपेक्ष्य में प्रशासनिक अमले  और स्थानीय
जनप्रतिनिधियों की स्पष्ट जबाबदेही के निर्धारण के लिए  सामाजिक संस्था
‘तहरीर’ के माध्यम से एक व्यापक मुहिम  चलाने का ऐलान करते हुए इस
सम्बन्ध में देश  के प्रधानमंत्री , गृहमंत्री और  सूबे के राज्यपाल,
मुख्यमंत्री को पत्र लिखकर प्रशासनिक अमले  और स्थानीय जनप्रतिनिधियों को
दंगों को रोकने के उपायों के क्रियान्वयन के प्रति गंभीर बनाने हेतु
उनकी स्पष्ट जबाबदेही का निर्धारण करने हेतु नियम-कानून  बनाने  की मांग
करने का  भी ऐलान किया  है l
आरटीआई जबाब की स्कैन्ड प्रति इस मेल के साथ अटैच्ड है l

Urvashi Sharma
Founder & Chief Coordinator-UPCPRI
Uttar Pradesh Campaign to Protect RTI