Music in the Dark

Invitation|Music in the Dark|By the Embassy of Switzerland in collaboration with Bikaner House|Wednesday,1st November 2017|Bikaner House,New Delhi

Invitation|Music in the Dark|By the Embassy of Switzerland in collaboration with Bikaner House|Wednesday,1st November 2017|Bikaner House,New Delhi

Sr Jounalist Barkha Dutt on NDTV

बरखा दत्त के ये पोस्ट चैनल की क्रेडिबिलिटी पर पूरी तरह से कई सवाल खड़े करती है। जिस तरह बरखा ने पॉइट दर पॉइंट एनडीटीवी समूह और मैनेजमेंट के बारे में लिखा है, उससे समूह की साख को जबर्दस्त झटका लगा है।

चूंकि ये मामला बेहद संजीदा और पेचीदा है, इसलिए हम आपके साथ बरखा दत्ते की पोस्ट को ज्यों का त्यों शेयर कर रहे हैं। आप इस पोस्ट को पढ़कर इस मामले की गंभीरता को समझ सकते हैं…

So since I went public with my earlier battles inside NDTV and called out the hypocrisy of ranting at the Press Club as Anti – Establishment crusaders while desperately seeking help of the BJP ministers and party leaders privately, many of the responses of support have been overwhelming : thank you. Some questions were also raised which I would like to address here along with some points of my own.
1. Why didn’t I speak earlier? Oh But I certainly did- on many emails (my hacked emails capture some of these fights ironically) and via multiple verbal arguments. In fact I spoke so much that by October neither the owners nor the key editors were talking to me any more ! It’s just that while I worked there I did so within the confines of the newsroom as I thought going public was indecorous. Yet, the management told me.that my not batting for them in public in defence of their decision to drop Interviews was a “betrayal.” So is the suggestion that I should have done what a former colleague just did : dissent in public , embarrass the organization, claim the high moral ground and yet conveniently stay on ?! I prefer my route : fight ferociously within and when staying gets untenable because they actively punish you for fighting – you quit. I speak as an ex employee. I am free to do so. Puzzled that my internal argument was a betrayal but a former colleagues public lashing is acceptable! Or is it that the organization is in such a dire place today that it cannot afford to reprimand him in the way it did me ?!
2. The most tired cliched response I’ve heard – when folks can’t come up with anything else is – “But they defended you during Radia tapes controversy”. I have spoken multiple times on that issue -in my book, in interviews, and guess what, even on TV , when I faced a panel of tough questioners for over an hour! Now, did NDTV owners and management subject themselves to a similar one hour grilling by peers from the industry on how they managed their books and on allegations of financial skulduggery – charges way more serious than the ones against me? If not, why not ?. Secondly, while we are on the tapes how many people know that Ms Radia speaks on the tapes of helping NDTV owners – the nearly 400 crores loan came thereafter. The Caravan story on NDTV sought to credit / blame me for this loan when I argued that all I spoke to her about was a news story and I gained nothing more than information. Caravan was wrong: I knew nothing about that loan till much much later when news media reported it. And since I have never held a management position or a financial one ever, even while being a full time employee, I was never going to be made part of any such negotiation. So when we speak of the Radia issue, let’s also examine her role in the financial help she speaks of offering NDTV owners. Haven’t heard much debate on that have we ? I wonder why.
3. Other places are much worse say some:; NDTV tries more than others : SURE. I am adult enough to know that stories are killed in many newsrooms. I am also adult enough to know that in times of existential crisis we would all reach out for help – to govt or to whoever could offer it. The difference is others don’t pretend; they don’t act morally superior and smug and above everyone else. They don’t claim to be something they are not. They don’t stand at Press Club and saw Don’t Crawl while seeking appointments with BJP head honchos by night. This has not been denied by NDTV simply because there are enough witnesses to these meetings and phone calls and they can’t deny them. I am not suggesting any help was offered – the best I know , pleas for help have been soundly rejected. But what’s important is the help was sought while the public pretence carried on.
4. All my life I have lived by what I believe in: sometimes it makes me popular ; sometimes deeply unpopular. So too with this decision. I strongly stand by every word and am open to a no – holds barred debate with any former colleague provided they talk specifics and not in breezy generalisations about legacy and mentoring. many other examples have come to memory since then : how NDTV initially disallowed and dropped the story on National Herald : how it made me edit portions of a Taslima Nasreen interview- the list is endless. And the paranoia with which PC interview was made to vanish – so that even traces of it do not exist on the website today. No lawyers were vetting that one were they ?!  So where did it vanish ? And why ? In all these cases no defamation suits we’re involved !
5. Finally for me this is not a right wing or left wing issue. The examples I have detailed involve both the Congress and the BJP and speak to hypocrisy. I am not an activist who is going to cover some things in a shroud of silence because one or the other side could benefit. That is not my concern. I say what I think and what I feel. I would have spoken a lot earlier but when NDTV was raided by the CBI thought my comments would be seen to hit them when they are down. So I was quiet for a bit. But the recent post by a former colleague quoting censorship as an abberation- a knowing falsehood- triggered me to speak my mind. And I am very very glad I did.
By the way – for those caught in the notion of some enforced loyalty- after two decades of work at NDTV – the Owners did not meet me to tell me to my face that I was being punished for being argumentative – maybe they were embarrassed or uncomfortable or didn’t care – that’s their right; they sent their CEO instead to offer me a non daily news role. Even a request by me to buy at market rates my footage from the Kargil war was turned down. So forgive me for being done with this whole notion of loyalty as mouth- silencer. Somewhere along our journey our scores definitely evened out.
I recall two of my peers and friends from the industry had a lot to say when they exited their erstwhile channel a few years ago. So it’s not as if others in the media have not had their say about their experiencences. I fully intend to have mine – without apology or defensiveness and with standing by every syllable. Neither approval nor criticism would steer my mind. Thanks for reading. over and out “

जर्नलिज्म के कुछ सिद्धांत डिजिटल में लागू नहीं होते: कली पुरी, इंडिया टुडे ग्रुप

इंडिया टुडे ग्रुप’ (India Today Group) ने मोबाइल जर्नलिज्‍म (MOJO) की दुनिया में धूम मचाने के लिए सात प्रमुख डिजिटल चैनलों की श्रृंखला लॉन्‍च की है। इन सभी चैनलों को ‘’ पोर्टफोलियो के तहत लॉन्‍च किया गया हैं। इन चैनलों में ‘NEWS TAK’, ‘SPORTS TAK’, ‘FOOD TAK’, ‘LIFE TAK’, ‘ASTRO TAK’, ‘TECH TAK’ व ‘YOGA TAK’ शामिल हैं।
दरअसल, ‘’ ऐसा प्‍लेटफॉर्म चैनल है जहां पर जाकर लोग देश दुनिया के बारे में बहुत कुछ जान सकते हैं। जैसे- आजकल क्‍या ट्रेंड में है और दुनिया में क्‍या खास हो रहा है।
Monday, 30 October, 2017
 रुहैल अमीन ।।
‘इंडिया टुडे समूह’ (ITG) में ग्रुप एडिटोरियल डायरेक्टर (ब्रॉडकास्ट एंड न्यू मीडिया) कली पुरी की जिम्मेदारी बढ़ाकर हाल ही में उन्‍हें समूह का वाइस चेयरपर्सन नियुक्त किया गया है। नई जिम्‍मेदारी संभालने के साथ ही अब कली पुरी ‘आज तक’ (Aaj Tak) और ‘इंडिया टुडे’ (India Today) ब्रैंड को डिजिटल की दुनिया में नई पहचान देने में जुट गई हैं।
इसके लिए तमाम तरह की कवायद की जा रही है। सात नए मोबाइल चैनलों की लॉन्चिंग से इस परिवर्तन की शुरुआत भी हो गई है। कली पुरी का मानना है कि आज के समय में नई-नई तकनीक मीडिया घरानों के लिए प्रासंगिक बने रहने के लिए आकर्षक अवसर बन गई हैं। उनका मानना है कि ‘इंडिया टुडे ग्रुप’ इस बदलाव का नेतृत्‍व कर रहा है।
एक बातचीत के दौरान कली पुरी ने मोबाइल जर्नलिज्‍म की प्रासंगिता के साथ ही सोशल मीडिया प्‍लेटफॉर्म्‍स से मिल रही टक्‍कर और फर्जी न्‍यूज (fake news) समेत ‘इंडिया टुडे ग्रुप’ के लिए अपने विजन के बारे में काफी विस्‍तार से जानकारी दी। प्रस्‍तुत हैं इस बातचीत के प्रमुख अंश:
‘मोबाइल जर्नलिज्‍म’ (Mojo) प्‍लेटफॉर्म तैयार करने के लिए निवेश करने और इस समय सात नए मोबाइल चैनल लॉन्‍च करने के लिए आपको किसने प्रेरित किया ?
आजकल स्‍मार्टफोन का जमाना है। इन दिनों अधिकांश लोग ऐंटरटेनमेंट और इंनफोर्मेशन के लिए स्‍मार्टफोन का ही इस्‍तेमाल ज्‍यादा कर रहे हैं। मेरा मानना है कि इस प्‍लेटफॉर्म के लिए कंटेंट तैयार न करना  ठीक नहीं है।
मीडिया के क्षेत्र में होने के नाते हमें अहसास हुआ कि यह आज के समय की जरूरत थी और हमें ये भी लगा कि लाखों लोग कंटेंट से जुड़ रहे हैं लेकिन उनकी पहली पसंद फोन प्‍लेटफॉर्म है। इसलिए हमारे लिए यह भी जरूरी था कि यदि हम इन ऑडियंस को अपने साथ बनाए रखना चाहते हैं तो हमें उनके पसंदीदा प्‍लेटफार्म पर जाकर उनसे जुड़ना होगा।
मीडिया की बात करें तो कई पारंपरिक माध्‍यम आज भी लोगों के लिए प्रासंगिक बने हुए है। ऐसे में क्‍या आपको लगता है कि भारतीय मार्केट मोबाइल जर्नलिज्‍म को अपनाने लायक परिपक्‍व हो गया है ?
मोबाइल जर्नलिज्‍म को लेकर मैं बहुत उत्‍साहित हूं। हमने अपने चैनलों में से एक चैनल ‘दिल्‍ली आज तक’ को पूरी तरह मोजो बनाने के लिए प्रयास किया था। हालांकि इसमें हमें सबसे बड़ी इस चुनौती का सामना करना पड़ रहा है कि जब भी आप 45 मिनट के लिए लाइव होने का प्रयास करते हैं तो फोन काफी गर्म हो जाता है। इसमें बस यही सबसे बड़ी समस्‍या आ रही है। मुझे लगता है कि आने वाले समय में जो फोन आएंगे वे इससे बेहतर होंगे और हमें उस पर ज्‍यादा काम करने का मौका मिलेगा।
नई-नई डिवाइसें और टेक्‍नोलॉजी आने के बाद क्‍या न्‍यूज प्राप्‍त करने के तरीकों में कोई खास बदलाव दिखाई दिया है ?
आपकी बात सही है। इन दिनों जर्नलिज्‍म को देखने का तरीका पूरी तरह बदल रहा है। यह ऐसा नहीं है, जैसा हमने शुरुआत में अंदाजा लगाया था। जर्नलिज्‍म के कुछ सिद्धांत अथवा रूल्‍स  डिजिटल में अप्‍लाई नहीं होते हैं। लोग आपसे काफी कैजुअल होने की अपेक्षा रखते हैं। वे अपेक्षा करते हैं कि आप उनसे ज्‍यादा जुड़ेंगे और ज्‍यादा औपचारिक नहीं होंगे। मैं भी मानती हूं कि वे उम्‍मीद करते हैं कि चीजें सच्‍ची होंगी और उनमें ज्‍यादा बनावट नहीं होगी। इसके अलावा लोग यह भी अपेक्षा रखते हैं कि आप उन्‍हें तेजी से चीजों को ज्‍यों का त्‍यों दिखाएं।
सोशल मीडिया विभिन्‍न प्‍लेटफॉर्म्‍स को न्‍यूज उपलब्‍ध करा रही है । ऐसे में स्‍वतंत्र प्रकाशक किस प्रकार इसका लाभ उठा रहे हैं ?
यह सही है कि सोशल मीडिया पर न्‍यूज की खोज की जाती है लेकिन उसे किसी न किसी के द्वारा वहां पर डाला जाता है। ऐसा नहीं है कि सोशल मीडिया खुद कोई न्‍यूज तैयार कर रही है। ज्‍यादातर ऐसा होता नहीं है कि सोशल मीडिया हैंडल्‍स पर आई एसी न्‍यूज जिसकी पुष्टि नहीं हुई हो उसे दोबारा से मुख्‍य न्‍यूज वेबसाइट्स पर चेक करने के लिए भेजा जाता हो कि क्‍या यह सही है। मुझे लगता है कि सोशल मीडिया आपकी जर्नलिज्‍म में एक और एलीमेंट जोड़ देता है और ऐसा प्‍लेटफॉर्म तैयार हो जाता है, जिसे आप इस्‍तेमाल कर सकते हैं। मुझे यह भी लगता है कि सोशल मीडिया ने हमें काफी सिखाया है और बदले में उसे भी बहुत कुछ सीखने को मिला है।
‘फेसबुक’ को भी यह समझ आ गया है कि वे गणित (algorithms) पर न्‍यूजरूम नहीं चला सकते हैं और उन्‍हें एडिटर्स की भर्ती करनी पड़ी। हमने चुनाव के दौरान उनके साथ काम किया था और तब उन्‍हें महसूस हुआ कि वे कितनी सारी चीजों के बारे में नहीं जानते थे।
मुझे लगता है कि हम लोग एंगेजमेंट लेवल को जानने के लिए डाटा पर बहुत भरोसा करते हैं। यह तो सिर्फ उन ‘algorithms’ पर काम करने के बारे में है जिससे चीजें अच्‍छी हो सकें और हमने इस पर काम कर काफी कुछ सीख लिया है। हम फेसबुक के बीटा पार्टनर्स में से एक हैं और समय के साथ हमने उनके प्लेटफार्म पर काम करने के बारे में बहुत कुछ सीख लिया है।
 मीडिया में डाटा का इस्‍तेमाल किस तरह किया जाता है ?
डाटा से हमें कई तरह की जानकारी मिल जाती है। जैसे कि लोग क्‍या पढ़ अथवा देख रहे हैं और उनकी संख्‍या कितनी है। इसके अलावा वेबसाइट पर कितने पेज व्‍यूज हैं। इसके द्वारा ऐडवर्टाइजर्स भी काफी प्रभावित होते हैं और इन डाटा के आधार पर निर्णय लेते हैं। हमारा काम ये सुनिश्चित करना है कि हम डाटा का इस्‍तेमाल एक इंडिकेटर के रूप में करें लेकिन उस पर आंख मूंदकर भरोसा न करें। इसके साथ ही यह भी बहुत जरूरी है कि हम इसके लिए अपनी तरफ से भी कोई व्‍यवस्‍था अपनाएं।
 न्यूज में तेजी (need for speed) और न्‍यूज की क्रेडिबिलिटी पर काफी बहस हो चुकी है। आप अपने न्‍यूजरूम में इन दोनों में कैसे तालमेल बिठा रही हैं ?
हम बहुत ही पत्रकारितावादी संस्‍थान हैं और हम अपनी पत्रकारिता को काफी गंभीरता से लेते हैं। पत्रकारिता को मुक्‍त ओर निष्‍पक्ष रहने की जरूरत है। हमारे संस्‍थान में प्रत्‍येक न्‍यूज एसाइनमेंट डेस्‍क के हाथ में होती है। प्रसारण से पूर्व एसाइनमेंट डेस्‍क इस न्‍यूज की काफी जांच पड़ताल करती है। एक बार उस खबर की पुष्टि हो जाने के बाद ही हम उसे प्रसारित करते हैं। यहां तक कि हमारी डिजिटल साइट पर भी कोई भी न्‍यूज बिना असाइनमेंट डेस्‍क से पास हुए नहीं लगती है। हमारे लिए स्‍पीड से ज्‍यादा क्रेडिबिलिटी म‍हत्‍वपूर्ण है। आज के समाचार जगत में यह बहुत जरूरी है कि आप सही न्‍यूज दिखाएं और आपकी क्रेडिबिलिटी बनी रहे।
आपको ‘इंडिया टुडे’ ग्रुप का नया वाइस चेयरपर्सन बनाया गया है। ऐसे में आपकी प्राथमिकताएं क्‍या हैं ?  
मेरी सबसे पहली प्राथमिकता ये सुनिश्चित करना है कि हमें जो भी नई संभावनाएं और नए अवसर मिल रहे हैं, हम उन सभी को अपनाने के लिए तैयार हैं। मुझे लगता है कि हम चीजों को एक जगह एकत्रित करने की प्रक्रिया को पूरा कर चुके हैं और अब हम स्थिर जगह पर हैं। यहां से हम आगे के लिए छलांग लगा सकते हैं। सात नए डिजिटल चैनलों की लॉन्चिंग इस दिशा में उठाया गया पहला कदम है। हम ‘आज तक’ और ‘इंडिया टुडे’ ब्रैंड को डिजिटल की ओर ले जा रहे हैं।

Hardik to Cut ROOTLESS Congress in Gujarat 10th Time Again  

October29, 2017 (C) Ravinder Singh
Though Rahul Gandhi is slowly getting maturity* in politics but Gujarat didn’t voted INC to power since 1985 when it won149 seats and 55.55% votes – 1990 – 33 seats, 1995 – 45 seats, 1998 – 53 seats for about 32 years and not getting clear majority in Lok Sabha since 1984 or (33 years and by 2019 elections 35 years) when it won 404 seats in Lok Sabha polled 49.1% votes and BJP just 2 seats and 7.74% votes. Under Rahul Gandhi INC in 2014 recorded worst ever defeat.

*I closely examined his Speeches in Gujarat – on serious Issues which people have already read in newspapers and when People Start Clapping he Smiles and he Immaturely Thinks he has won the Election THAN HAMMERING THE ISSUE FURTHER.

On issue of CAPITATION FEES – he pretended to have heard it first time – on issue of IITs Higher Learning he didn’t emphasize were all started by his elders – some of his leader was Quoting ‘Hoover Dam’ than BHAKRA DAM plus many thousands. On issue of Stagnant MSME Creditwhich is Negative or below inflation, there was 48.6%growth in last 2 years of UPA-II. Properties not SELLING and Crash in Property value affects all.

When talks of JOBS & STAGNANT WAGES he doesn’t talk of Workers Not Getting BONUS and Pensioners not Getting Diwali eve ALLOWNCES & EARLY Release of October pension.  

When he talks to Hardik Patel he doesn’t talk to other Farm Leaders in Gujarat [and India] and talk to ‘Like Minded Political Parties’ who may cut Congress Vote Share also.

When he talks of AMUL he doesn’t talk of, Cooperatives including AMUL, marketing local agri produce Fruits & Vegetables – sell Peanut Butter to MILK SELLING Poor. He forgets to tell that high cost of Fruits & Vegetables responsible for Malnutrition that impacts BRAIN Development also, Supply CLEAN FRESH Nutritious Foods at half price.

Go Beyond Newspaper – Tell 100 Things, Cadre will Adopt 50%, Voters believe in 25%.

Opposition GANGED Up Against Congress in 1975
Congress Never Took Medium, Low & Marginal Income Groups Seriously.
MANREGA Divided Kissan & Mazdoor – Rs.8,00,000 Cr Wasted.  

1975:  This year is most important in Political History of India – Emergency was declared and entire Opposition Ganged Up against Indira Gandhi. In Gujarat Congress was reduced to 75 Seats and 40.7% votes, Congress (O) Polled 23.6%, Kissan Majdoor Party 11.53%, Independents 11.58%. BJP won 18 seats just 8.82%.

1980:  Congress bounced back at Center & in Gujarat won 141 seats and 51.04% votes, Janta Dal faction 21 seats and 22.77% votes – BJP just 9 seats and 14.02% votes.

1985: When Congress won 149 seats, Janta Dal won 14 seats– 19.25% votes and BJP won 11 seats – 14.96% votes.
1990: Equation changed JD won 70 seats, 29.36% votes, BJP 67 seats and 26.69% votes, Congress was reduced to 33 seatsand 30.34%.
Neglect of Farmers Favored BJP, Cut Congress.

Congress Can’t be Winning When Scindia, Pilot, Jakhars & Raj Babbar represent Farmers. MSP increase in UPA-I translated in to 205 seats, had UPA-I and later invested even 30% of Resources in Rural India it wouldn’t have lost any election. Junk Useless Leaders – INFOSYS inducts over 25% New Staff – Cut 15% Every Year
When Demonetization was announced at 8 PM a year ago within a minute after getting the confirmation I checked Rs.100 notes, I had four not even one days household expenditure.
It was most TERRIBLE thing in my life. Wrote blog immediately but Congress, Rs.500 Cr a year party was even behind AAP in ‘Condemning’ it. Poor suffered the most – had practically no money in hand – can’t be paid for wages in old currency.
I expected INC next to, like ‘Namak Satyagraha’ buy and sell goods in Old Currency and Lead the Opposition.
Ravinder Singh, Inventor & Consultant, INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND PROJECTS
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Ravinder Singh* is a WIPO awarded inventor specializing in Power, Transportation,
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Honda City Achieves 7 lakh cumulative sales in India

Honda City Achieves 7 lakh cumulative sales in India
India – Largest Market for Honda City with 25% of model’s current global sales
New Delhi, October 30, 2017 – Honda Cars India Ltd, leading manufacturer of passenger cars in India today announced that its bestselling premium sedan Honda City has sold 7 lakh units since its first introduction in the country in 1998. The car, now in its fourth-generation version, enjoys a huge brand loyalty and a special place in the hearts of the customers. India being the largest and most important market for the Honda City, currently accounts for over 25% of the car’s worldwide sales.
Speaking about the milestone achievement by Honda City in India, Mr. Yoichiro Ueno, President & CEO, Honda Cars India Ltd said, “Honda City is our bestseller model in India and the only premium sedan to achieve cumulative sales of 7 lakh units in the country. With a strong legacy of four generations, the City brand has evolved with the changing tastes and aspirations of our customers. We thank all our City customers for their patronage of the brand.
India has always been a strong market for Honda City and currently accounts for 25% of its worldwide sales. It’s a complete package of sporty looks with advanced safety, superb driving performance, high fuel efficiency, best comfort and a rich equipment list. We hope the Honda City will retain its much-loved brand status in the years to come,” he added.
Honda City journey in India to 7 lakh cumulative sales in India and beyond:

Cumulative sales Milestone
First introduction
January 1998
100,000 Sales
March 2005
200,000 Sales
October 2007
300,000 Sales
March 2010
400,000 Sales
September 2012
500,000 Sales
November 2014
600,000 Sales
February 2016
700,000 Sales and counting
October 2017
Generation-wise sales of Honda City in India 

Cumulative sales in India since launch
7 lakhs
Fuel Type
1st Generation City (1998 – 2003)
2nd Generation City (2003 – 2008)
3rd Generation City (2008 – 2013)
4th Generation City (2014 – till current period)
Honda City is a highly successful sedan with presence in over 60 countries, registering cumulative sales of 3.6 Mn units. Currently in its 4th generation, the Honda City delights the customers with some of the best in class range of technology, design, exterior and interior features. Available in Manual Transmission (both Petrol and Diesel) and Advanced CVT petrol, the Honda City adopts the best of Honda’s powertrains to achieve a perfect balance of performance and fuel economy.
The City offers some of the best-in-class features such: Keyless entry, Electric Sunroof, Steering Mounted Audio and Bluetooth handsfree, advanced 17.7 cm touchscreen infotainment system called the Digipad, Reverse Camera & Parking Sensors, Cruise Control, Automatic Air-conditioner, leather seats, 16 inch diamond alloy wheels and safety at its best with ABS (Anti-lock braking system) with EBD, & Airbags.
About Honda Cars India Ltd
Honda Cars India Ltd., (HCIL) leading manufacturer of passenger cars in India was established in December 1995 with a commitment to provide Honda’s latest passenger car models and technologies, to the Indian customers. HCIL has two state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities at Greater Noida, U.P and Tapukara, Distt. Alwar, Rajasthan.
The company’s product range includes Honda Brio, Honda Jazz, Honda Amaze, Honda City, Honda WR-V, Honda BR-V and Honda CR-V – which are manufactured in India. The Accord Hybrid is being sold as a CBU imported from Thailand. Honda’s models are strongly associated with advanced design and technology, apart from its established qualities of durability, reliability and fuel-efficiency. The company has a strong sales and distribution network with 348 facilities in 234 cities across spread across the country.
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BMC demolition cause of Shanties blaze

Surprise demolition by BMC is emerging as the main reason of burning of hundreds of shanties
BMC is up for second phase of demolition without offering any relief/rehabilitation
Civic body flouted basic norms to be followed before any eviction
Police harassing the evicted persons who are living in open and have nowhere to go
Mumbai | 29-10-2017: In what is appearing as the most brutal demolition drive carried out by Mumbai Municipal corporation (BMC) that led to burning of hundreds of shanties of poor, the civic body is up for second phase of demolition without offering any relief or rehabilitation to the evictees.
The demolition driving was in complete violation of basic norms that needs to be followed before an eviction. BMC issued a 48 hours’ notice prior to the demolition drive, however, it came down to demolish shanties merely after 15 hours in a total surprise manner without even allowing people to save their belongings or move to a safer place. Instead BMC is putting blame on the slum dwellers for causing fire to save their house. If someone believe BMC then one can imagine the magnitude of helplessness if someone goes to the extent of burning his/her house to save it!
Seriousness of a 48 hours’ notice can be understood by the order of the Bombay High Court passed on Friday in which it stayed the demolition of another slum which was not served such notice prior to the demolition. Activists of Ghar Bachao Ghar Banao Andolan pointed this out before the Bombay High Court on Friday when the revenue officials came to demolish the slum in Four Bungalows in Versova named Siddharth Nagar. This slum is saved as of now.
Those who have been evicted from Garib Nagar are left to live in open without any rehabilitation or relief offered to them. Even this was not enough, police kept on thrashing those living on road and even threatening to arrest the evicted persons.
Since the demolition was surprise in nature, nobody got the chance to save their belonging.  There is a greater chance of bursting one or the other gas cylinder that were kept in almost all the houses. Locals even allege that the power supply was not cut before carrying out the demolition. BMC’s cold heartedness can be seen in the videos in which bulldozer found continuing demolition even when houses were burning.
The demolition is being carried out at the behest of a Bombay high Court’s order. The Court ordered removal of shanties near the Tansa pipeline. However, nowhere in the order did the Court ask the civic body to resort to such brutalities. Eviction have been taking place in other parts of Mumbai of the shanties near Tansa pipeline followed by rehabilitation, however in no other case such atrocities were faced by the shanty dwellers.
Putting blame for causing fire, on the poor resident with least representation becomes easy and easier especially when it is a Muslim majority settlement.
Evicted persons are getting two times meals from local community kitchen, thanks to local shopkeepers and residents efforts.
We demand:
  • Criminal action against the concerned officer of BMC for carrying out demolition without following the eviction norms and the 48 hours’ notice.
  • Rehabilitation of all those evicted
  • Relief material and enough cash compensation to all those who lost their homes in the fire
  • Fair investigation for the cause of fire.

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