THE HIMALAYAN TALK: INDIAN GOVERNMENT FOOD SECURITY PROGRAM RISKIER

http://youtu.be/NrcmNEjaN8c The government of India has announced food security program ahead of elections in 2014. We discussed the issue with Palash Biswas in Kolkata today. http://youtu.be/NrcmNEjaN8c Ahead of Elections, India's Cabinet Approves Food Security Program ______________________________________________________ By JIM YARDLEY http://india.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/04/indias-cabinet-passes-food-security-law/

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS CRITICAL OF BAMCEF LEADERSHIP

[Palash Biswas, one of the BAMCEF leaders and editors for Indian Express spoke to us from Kolkata today and criticized BAMCEF leadership in New Delhi, which according to him, is messing up with Nepalese indigenous peoples also. He also flayed MP Jay Narayan Prasad Nishad, who recently offered a Puja in his New Delhi home for Narendra Modi's victory in 2014.]

THE HIMALAYAN DISASTER: TRANSNATIONAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT MECHANISM A MUST

We talked with Palash Biswas, an editor for Indian Express in Kolkata today also. He urged that there must a transnational disaster management mechanism to avert such scale disaster in the Himalayas. http://youtu.be/7IzWUpRECJM

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS LASHES OUT KATHMANDU INT'L 'MULVASI' CONFERENCE

अहिले भर्खर कोलकता भारतमा हामीले पलाश विश्वाससंग काठमाडौँमा आज भै रहेको अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय मूलवासी सम्मेलनको बारेमा कुराकानी गर्यौ । उहाले भन्नु भयो सो सम्मेलन 'नेपालको आदिवासी जनजातिहरुको आन्दोलनलाई कम्जोर बनाउने षडयन्त्र हो।' http://youtu.be/j8GXlmSBbbk

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS LASHES OUT KATHMANDU INT'L 'MULVASI' CONFERENCE

अहिले भर्खर कोलकता भारतमा हामीले पलाश विश्वाससंग काठमाडौँमा आज भै रहेको अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय मूलवासी सम्मेलनको बारेमा कुराकानी गर्यौ । उहाले भन्नु भयो सो सम्मेलन 'नेपालको आदिवासी जनजातिहरुको आन्दोलनलाई कम्जोर बनाउने षडयन्त्र हो।' http://youtu.be/j8GXlmSBbbk

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS BLASTS INDIANS THAT CLAIM BUDDHA WAS BORN IN INDIA

THE HIMALAYAN VOICE: PALASH BISWAS DISCUSSES RAM MANDIR

Published on 10 Apr 2013 Palash Biswas spoke to us from Kolkota and shared his views on Visho Hindu Parashid's programme from tomorrow ( April 11, 2013) to build Ram Mandir in disputed Ayodhya. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77cZuBunAGk

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALSH BISWAS FLAYS SOUTH ASIAN GOVERNM

Palash Biswas, lashed out those 1% people in the government in New Delhi for failure of delivery and creating hosts of problems everywhere in South Asia. http://youtu.be/lD2_V7CB2Is

Palash Biswas on BAMCEF UNIFICATION!

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS ON NEPALI SENTIMENT, GORKHALAND, KUMAON AND GARHWAL ETC.and BAMCEF UNIFICATION! Published on Mar 19, 2013 The Himalayan Voice Cambridge, Massachusetts United States of America

BAMCEF UNIFICATION CONFERENCE 7

Published on 10 Mar 2013 ALL INDIA BAMCEF UNIFICATION CONFERENCE HELD AT Dr.B. R. AMBEDKAR BHAVAN,DADAR,MUMBAI ON 2ND AND 3RD MARCH 2013. Mr.PALASH BISWAS (JOURNALIST -KOLKATA) DELIVERING HER SPEECH. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLL-n6MrcoM http://youtu.be/oLL-n6MrcoM

Imminent Massive earthquake in the Himalayas

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS CRITICIZES GOVT FOR WORLD`S BIGGEST BLACK OUT

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS CRITICIZES GOVT FOR WORLD`S BIGGEST BLACK OUT

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS TALKS AGAINST CASTEIST HEGEMONY IN SOUTH ASIA

Palash Biswas on Citizenship Amendment Act

Mr. PALASH BISWAS DELIVERING SPEECH AT BAMCEF PROGRAM AT NAGPUR ON 17 & 18 SEPTEMBER 2003 Sub:- CITIZENSHIP AMENDMENT ACT 2003 http://youtu.be/zGDfsLzxTXo

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

MPJ stands by Sachar Implementation-UPA works on quota for Muslims

Dear All,
PM has decided to create a sub-quota for Muslims within 27% reservation for other OBCs.
 
We demanded Affirmative action as suggested by Sachar Committee report which can be seen by implementing Ranganath Misra report and among other demands the key is to setup 'Equal Opportunity Commission'.
 
MPJ once again reiterate its demand for complete Implementation of Sachar Report for the Empowerment of Minorities.
 
Stand taken by Movement for Peace&Justice(MPJ) has being not looked into porperly.
 
For the same MPJ will soon meet the Governor of Mah. to present its memorandum,the date of the meeting will given as soon as possible.
 
with regards
Soheb Lokhandwala
mpj media(Mah.)
 
 

New Delhi, Nov. 23: The Manmohan Singh government has decided to create a sub-quota for Muslims within the 27 per cent reservation for Other Backward Castes (OBCs) and an announcement is likely before the Uttar Pradesh elections next summer.

Sources said inter-ministerial consultations had been completed and the law ministry was finalising the contours of the proposal to be placed before the Union cabinet in the next few weeks.

Indications are that a sub-quota of 6 per cent within the 27 per cent OBC quota is being worked out. It will apply to government jobs and educational institutions.

A senior Congress leader said: "The aim is to get this done before the Uttar Pradesh election. We have learnt that the minority affairs ministry has already submitted a proposal to the Prime Minister's Office. The PMO has sought the view of the ministry of social justice, the nodal ministry for implementation of reservations. They (the social justice ministry) have now sent their response to the law ministry."

The Congress has debated the issue and Sonia Gandhi is learnt to have given her approval.

Initially, however, there was confusion in the government about the modalities of providing reservation to Muslims but that appears to have been sorted out.

Although there is no provision for reservation in the Constitution on the basis of religion, many state governments have earmarked separate quotas for Muslims on the ground of backwardness.

While the plan was being discussed, some had suggested the Andhra Pradesh model where the entire Muslim community has been declared backward and given a separate 4 per cent quota.

Others favoured a sub-quota within the 27 per cent reservation. They pointed out that such a move wouldn't require a constitutional amendment but only a government notification, obviating the need to get a parliamentary sanction.

The Andhra model has a problem, though. Its constitutional validity is being examined by the Supreme Court, after the high court ruled by a majority of 5:2 that the act declaring the entire community backward was unsustainable and violative of Article 14 (equality before law) of the Constitution.

The former Left government in Bengal had also decided to set aside a 10 per cent quota for Muslims within the 27 per cent quota. But in July this year, over a month after coming to power, Mamata Banerjee announced a bill for government job reservation for Muslims and said the 10 per cent quota the Left government had introduced would be scrapped.

Several states including Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu have crossed the 50 per cent bar set by the Supreme Court on quotas and given reservation to Muslims by declaring the entire community backward. In Tamil Nadu, there is separate quota of 3.5 per cent for Muslims and Christians.

The Ranganath Mishra Commission recommended reservation for Muslims in the "backward" category and the argument was buttressed by the Sachar Committee findings showing extreme backwardness in the entire community.

Several Muslim organisations have demanded reservations, arguing that there should be no discrimination by citing religion because backwardness, the overriding factor, has been established by the Sachar committee.

The Congress had promised to explore the possibility of reservation for Muslims in its manifesto for the 2009 general elections.

Both the Samajwadi Party and the ruling BSP, the main players in Uttar Pradesh, have been raising the issue in the election-bound state.

Congress spokesperson Rashid Alvi explained the need for the sub-quota. "Around 64 per cent Muslims are already eligible to get reservation in the 27 per cent quota for OBCs but merely 3 per cent are able to avail of it. Because of illiteracy and extreme backwardness, Muslims cannot compete with Yadavs and Kurmis who corner the maximum gains. It is important Muslims get a sub-quota, which we are committed to give. But it is also the responsibility of Muslims to educate their children and make them eligible for this policy initiative."

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