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Monday, December 16, 2019

Protest against NRC & CAB-2019 : Why?

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019 has become a law after the node of President of India. The Bill seeks to amend the definition of an illegal immigrant for Hindu, Sikh, Parsi, Buddhist and Christian immigrants from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, who have lived in India without documentation. They will be granted fast-track Indian citizenship in six years. So far 12 years of residence has been the standard eligibility requirement for naturalisation. 

What is its purpose of CAB-2019? 

The legislation applies to those who were “forced or compelled to seek shelter in India due to persecution on the ground of religion”. It aims to protect such people from proceedings of illegal migration. The cut-off date for citizenship is December 31, 2014, which means the applicant should have entered India on or before that date. Indian citizenship, under present law, is given either to those born in India or if they have resided in the country for a minimum of 11 years. The Bill also proposes to incorporate a sub-section (d) to Section 7, providing for cancellation of Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) registration where the OCI card-holder has violated any provision of the Citizenship Act or any other law in force. 

What is Central Government logic behind the bill? 

Centre says these minority groups have come escaping persecution in Muslim-majority nations. However, the logic is not consistent – the bill does not protect all religious minorities, nor does it apply to all neighbours. The Ahmedia Muslim sect and even Shias face discrimination in Pakistan. Rohingya Muslims and Hindus face persecution in neighbouring Burma, and Hindu and Christian Tamils in neighbouring Sri Lanka. The government responds that Muslims can seek refuge in Islamic nations, but not in India. 

 Is it like Partition, is that true? 

Mr Amit Shah says that the Bill would not have been necessary if the Congress did not agree to Partition on the basis of religion. However, this statement of Mr Shah is absolutely wrong as India was not created on the basis of religion, Pakistan was. Only the Muslim League and the Hindu Right advocated the two-nation theory of Hindu and Muslim nations, which led to Partition. All the founders of India were committed to a secular state, where all citizens irrespective of religion enjoyed full membership. 

How much of Northeast does the Bill cover? 

CAB won't apply to areas under the sixth schedule of the Constitution – which deals with autonomous tribal-dominated regions in Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram. The bill will also not apply to states that have the inner-line permit regime (Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Mizoram). 

What is the connection between NRC & CAB in Assam?

A significant official document dealing with refugees/illegal immigrants was the Assam Accord of 1985. According to the central government, the National Register of Citizens (NRC) gives effect to that Accord, which the Centre, the Assam government, the All Assam Students Union (AASU) and All-Assam Gana Sangram Parishad (AAGSP) had signed.

In the Accord, it was settled that immigrants who came to Assam before 1 January 1966 would be given citizenship. Those who entered Assam between 1 January 1966 and 24 March 1971 would be “detected in accordance with the provisions of the Foreigners Act, 1946 and the Foreigners (Tribunals) Order 1964.” Thereafter, they would remain disenfranchised for ten years. Lastly, those who came to Assam after 24 March 1971, would be detected and expelled.

The CAB has to be viewed along with the NRC, which, in Assam, has already excluded 19 lakh people, of whom 13 lakh are Hindu. This is now being touted by Union Home Minister Amit Shah as a template to be applied across India. To be considered citizens, NRC calls for documents as old as seven decades, and proof that a person and their three generations have been living in India.

The BJP was initially very enthusiastic about the NRC, but now it is in a Catch 22 situation, since a large number of Hindus, mainly Bengali-speaking people, have been excluded in Assam. Hence, CAB is being brought in to allow the left out non-Muslims to apply for citizenship.

But the 13 lakh excluded Hindus have already claimed that they are Indians, and they have submitted documents to prove their claims, which were rejected. How would these people now move to a different claim, that they are not Indian but Bangladeshi—and persecuted ones at that—and seek Indian citizenship?

Why is Assam angry about it?

Among the states in the Northeast, the outrage against CAG has been the most intense in Assam. While a chunk of these states have been exempted from the legislation, CAB overs a large part of Assam. The protests stem from the fear that illegal Bengali Hindu migrants from Bangladesh, if regularised under CAB, will threaten cultural and linguistic identities of the state. 

Why there is a protest against NRC & CAB-2019?

The NRC is a register maintained by the union government of India that effectively lists out Indian citizens in Assam, and weeds out ‘infiltrators’. The register was first made for Assam, but on November 20, home minister Amit Shah said that it would be extended to the entire country.

** Point of view according to Indian constitution-
 Now the problem lies here that in Assam during NRC 19 lac people found illegal & among them 13 lac was Bengali Hindu. Now the role of CAB came into play as according to
CAB-2019 only Muslims which are illegally living in Assam or India are weeds out from India but as in Assam 13 lac Bengali Hindus can apply for Citizenship according to CAB -2019 all though they are also illegal immigrants.
The CAB ringfences Muslim identity by declaring India a welcome refuge to all other religious communities. This violates the Constitution’s Article 14, the fundamental right to equality to all persons. This basic structure of the Constitution cannot be reshaped by any Parliament. And yet, the government maintains that it does not discriminate or violate the right to equality.
So people in various places are protesting against CAB-2019 due to its nonconstitutional nature.

**Point of view according to Assames-
Now, the above point of view is according to constitution about CAB but in Assam, there is nothing to do with the constitution . Assamese are protesting due to illegal immigrants whether they are Hindus or Muslims or belongs to any other religious community, they are against only illegal immigrants whatever their religion is. So Assamese are protesting CAB -2019 as illegal Hindu immigrants shall be given citizenship of India which are not the native of Assam. They are concerned about their native cultural heritage and resources of the state as these were compromised when illegal immigrants entered into the state with the help of CAB-2019.

In my opinion on NRC/CAB  if India starts NRC & there are lacs of illegal immigrants which country will accept them back & what are the proof of their native country from where they belong. We have to put them in a detention centre for life long we all are aware of situation of Germany where lacs of  Syrian refugees are living in shelters of  German govt shelter & due to these refugees the economy of Germany affected badly. So India should rethink about NRC/CAB.
In the end, I only want to suggest that before the NRC/CAB Indian government should seize illegal immigration of people through borders so that no illegal immigrant can enter into India. This step will easily solve the problem for further future as the NRC can never be done in every year to check the illegal immigration of people.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Rape - A Stigma to Indian Society

Rape is a word that enrages our souls perhaps the worst form of violence happening around the world. We are humans but maybe we have lost our humanity and we are not worthy of being called humans because we are behaving worse than animals.
Rape and sexual violence against women have been its verge in India in recent years. According to latest government crime figures police registered 17000 cases of rape in 2017 and in 2018 it is 33000 while in 2019 till June there are 24212 rape cases registered in the police station but there are thousands of such cases which have no records or the victims are suppressed by culprits to be silent on sexual harassment.

The Nirbhya, Kathua, Unnao, Ranchi, and Hyderabad rape cases draw attention to the fact that India remains largely unsafe for women. This is disheartening that only 1 in 4 rape cases ending up in convection and it's a painful slow road for justice in India for a rape victim.
Although there is a strict order of the supreme court to setup a special  trial court where only sexual harassment cases related to women are trialed. I think setting up special trial court is not enough as what about the moral degradation of our society?

Now question arises why women are not safe in India?
The simple answer is due to our mentality, political system & our justice system.
My greatest frustration is with the mentality of conversation in Indian media and in political arenas about rape is that they are continuously telling what should women do ; they never told a rapist or potential rapist what he should do. It is like that " you tell the person who was robbed that, it was actually your fault why you have cash in your pocket. Or it seems like that you ask a family whose member gets murdered that why don't you kept him inside the home instead of asking from murderer." These are useless and low-level conversations running in Indian media and in the mind of politicians.
In 17th Lok Sabha out of the 539 winners 233 MLA's facing criminal charges related to harassment, murder, robbery, etc. Now when such a politician leads us how we think that they reframe strict laws against crimes like rape when they are also indulging in such criminal cases.
Now I think a so-called land of God India becoming hell for women, oh! sorry, not women but for a newborn baby child, schoolgirl and for every woman until she is alive as there is 7×24 hours fear in her mind being raped in India.
In my opinion, the solution for this is to completely separate the justice system from the political system and besides the strict laws we should have to raise properly our son, brother, husband & father against such crimes & to tell them to accept a "No" from others with full regard.
In the end, I want to say that " Laws don't detour crimes they only give punishment, its the self and well-educated consciousness in a society which prevents people to become a potential criminal."

Sunday, November 10, 2019

फिलहाल मेरे कमरे में किताबों के सिवा कुछ भी नहीं…...

मेरे साथ जिंदगी भर चलने की तमन्ना है तुम्हें,
 पर फिलहाल मेरी जिंदगी में तन्हाई के सिवा कुछ भी नहीं।

मेरे ख्वाबों में आने की ख्वाहिश है तुम्हें ,
पर फिलहाल मेरे ख्वाबों में खलवत के सिवा कुछ भी नहीं।

मेरी बेरंग सी जिंदगी को रंगीन बनाने की चाह है तुम्हें ,
पर फिलहाल मेरी जिंदगी में अंधेरे के सिवा कुछ भी नहीं।

मेरी आंखों में बसने की हसरत है तुम्हें ,
पर फिलहाल मेरी आंखों में अश्कों के सिवा कुछ भी नहीं।

मेरा हाथ पकड़कर उम्र बिताने की आरजू है तुम्हें,
 पर फिलहाल मेरे हाथ में कलम के सिवा कुछ भी नहीं।

मेरे कमरे को सजाने की तमन्ना है तुम्हें,
पर फिलहाल मेरे कमरे में किताबों के सिवा कुछ भी नहीं... फिलहाल...
 मेरे कमरे में किताबों के सिवा कुछ भी नहीं…...
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Sunday, October 20, 2019

तेरा इस तरह मुझे भूलकर जाने का शुक्रिया....

हम अकेले हैं तो क्या हुआ दोस्तों,
हमने कभी किसी को धोखा तो नहीं दिया,
 इसका ये मतलब नहीं….
 कि हमने कभी किसी से प्यार नहीं किया ।

वो खूबसूरत है पर वफादार नहीं ,
वो मेरे दिल में तो है पर आंखों में बसने के काबिल नहीं ।

वो मेरे बहुत करीब आ गई थी,
 और …..
मैं समझ गया कि इरादा दूर जाने का था ।

हम टूट गए उसे मनाने में,
 उसे थोड़ी सी भी तरस ना आई हमें तड़पाने में ।

इश्क में हमारी मजबूरी ये भी ना कह सकी,
  पनाह दी थी हमने एक बेवफा को दिल के आशियाने में ।

हम उस बेवफा के पत्थर दिल को अपना समझ बैठे,
 पर ये भूल गए कि उम्र बीत जाती है दिल को दिल बनाने में ।

उसकी यादों ने बड़ा जुल्म किया है मुझ पर,
 इनमें एक दर्द है …..
जिससे मैं जिंदगी बीता तो सकता हूं,
पर उमरभर सकून  ऐ आराम नहीं पा सकता ।

अब मंजर ये है तेरे जाने के बाद  ऐ-जान-ऐ जहां,
 के तू तो चली गई पर अब तेरी याद भी नहीं है यहां ।

बस तुझसे इतना सा कहना है...
के तेरा मेरी जिंदगी में आने का शुक्रिया,
तेरा दो कदम हाथ पकड़ कर चलने का शुक्रिया,
तेरा इस तरह मुझे भूलकर जाने का शुक्रिया…...
 तेरा इस तरह मुझे भूलकर जाने का शुक्रिया ।।


Tuesday, September 10, 2019

ये एक तरफा इश्क है साहब......

उससे मिलने की ख्वाहिश तो कम नहीं होती,
 पर जब वो सामने आए तो आंखें झुका गुजर जाना पड़ता है,
 ये एक तरफा इश्क है साहब, इसे छुपाना पड़ता है।

ना चाहते हुए भी दिल को मनाना पड़ता है,
 उसके ख्वाबों में डूबे खुद को जगाना पड़ता है,
ये एक तरफा इश्क है साहब, इसे हर दिन जताना पड़ता है।

कभी-कभी लगता है हम तेरे बगैर ही अच्छे हैं,
 क्योंकि, इस इश्क में खुद को भुलाना पड़ता है,
 ये एक तरफा इश्क है साहब, इसे निभाना पड़ता है।

ना चाहते हुए भी उसकी यादों में खो जाना पड़ता है,
 फिर देख उसकी तस्वीर खुद को समझाना पड़ता है,
ये एक तरफा इश्क है साहब, इसमें चेहरों को भुलाना पड़ता है।

मुकम्मल कहां ये मेरे इश्क का फसाना है,
 यहां हर दिन उसकी याद में खुद को जलाना पड़ता है,
ये एक तरफा इश्क है साहब, इसे छुपाना पड़ता है….. 
ये एक तरफा इश्क है साहब, इसे निभाना पड़ता है।।


Tuesday, August 27, 2019

अब अर्थव्यवस्था हमारी निराधार है .....

अर्थव्यवस्था अर्थहीन है,
 रोजगार के द्वार हिन है,
 पर राम मंदिर वोट की मशीन है ।

आज विपक्ष मौन है,
अब मीडिया गुलाम है ,
और सत्ताधारी पूछ रहा, देश-भक्त कौन है?

धर्म के नाम पर खून माफ है,
 अपराधी नेता का चरित्र साफ है,
अब अदालतों में भटकता इंसाफ है।

अयोध्या में हिंदू मुस्लिम की बात है,
 वोट के लिए राम अली  साथ साथ है,
 पुलवामा के पीछे मत पूछो किसका हाथ है।

देश में बढ़ता नशे का व्यापार है,
 देश में घटता रोज़गार है,
 पर सत्ता से मत पूछो युवा क्यों बेरोजगार है।

इज़्ज़त नारी की हो रही तार-तार है,
 पानी के लिए चारों तरफ हाहाकार है,
 अब क्यों काले धन पर चुप सरकार है।

गलत नीतियों की जय जयकार है ,
अब अर्थव्यवस्था हमारी निराधार है,
आज देश में मंदी से मची हाहाकार है …
अब अर्थव्यवस्था हमारी निराधार है।

Saturday, August 24, 2019

याद तुम्हारी दिलाए...

ये खाली रास्ते,
 ये सुनसान सड़कें,
 याद तुम्हारी दिलाए...
 याद तुम्हारी दिलाए।

 ये जिंदगी का अकेलापन,
 ये सपनों का बिखरापन,
 याद तुम्हारी दिलाए... 
याद तुम्हारी दिलाए।

 ये ख्वाबों का उलझापन,
 ये यादों का टूटा चमन,
 याद तुम्हारी दिलाए…
 याद तुम्हारी दिलाए।

 ये आंखों का यूं ही भर आना,
 ये आंसुओं का यूं ही बेह जाना,
 याद तुम्हारी दिलाए…
 याद तुम्हारी दिलाए।

 ये भीड़ में मेरा गुमसुम चलना,
 यूं ही मेरा खोया खोया रहना,
 याद तुम्हारी दिलाए…
 याद तुम्हारी दिलाए।

 ये दिल का अधूरापन,
 ये सांसो का धीमापन,
 याद तुम्हारी दिलाए…
 याद तुम्हारी दिलाए।

 ये यूं ही मेरा अकेले चलना, 
ये सुनसान राहों पर अकेले भटकना,
 याद तुम्हारी दिलाए…
 याद तुम्हारी दिलाए...


Thursday, August 8, 2019

रास्ते तो बहुत है, पर मैं भटका नहीं हूं......

सफर तो लंबा है, पर मैं थका नहीं हूं ,
वक्त तो बुरा है,पर मैं डरा नहीं हूं ,
रास्ते तो बहुत है, पर मैं भटका नहीं हूं।

टूटा तो बहुत हूं, पर मैं बिखरा नहीं हूं ,
रोया तो बहुत हूं, पर मैं सहमा नहीं हूं ,
रास्ते तो बहुत है, पर मैं भटका नहीं हूं।

हालातों ने तो बिखेरा है, पर मैं टूटा नहीं हूं,
असफलताओं ने रोका तो है, पर मैं झुका नहीं हूं,
रास्ते तो बहुत है, पर मैं भटका नहीं हूं।

लक्ष्य तो ऊंचा है, पर मैं झुका नहीं हूं,
मुश्किलें तो बेइंतेहा हैं, पर मैं हारा नहीं हूं,
 रास्ते तो बहुत है, पर मैं भटका नहीं हूं।

तकदीर का साथ तो नहीं है, पर मैं डटा हूं,
 मंजिल का नाप तो नहीं है, पर मैं मापता चला हूं,
 रास्ते तो बहुत है पर मैं भटका नहीं हूं।

मंजिले तो दूर है, पर मैं रुका नहीं हूं,
 फासले तो बहुत है, पर मैं थका नहीं हूं,
 रास्ते तो बहुत है, पर मैं भटका नहीं हूं…
रास्ते तो बहुत है पर मैं भटका नहीं हूं।।

Friday, August 2, 2019

RTI Amendment Bill 2019 - End of RTI

The Right to Information Act (RTI) was finally amended on 25 July, 2019 when the upper house gave its assent, when proposed amendments escaped scrutiny and focused discussion after 117 MP’s voted against referring them to a select committee and 75 voting for it.

The RTI was enacted in June 2005 and it came into force in October the same year after the signature of the then President A P J Abdul Kalam replacing the Freedom of Information Act, 2002. The RTI Act was hailed across the country as a major landmark in the country’s march towards strengthening of democracy as it empowered every citizen to seek information regarding the government and its officials barring a few exceptions considered necessary and sensitive to the national security.
Under the provisions of the Act, any citizen of India was empowered to request information from a public authority that is required to reply expeditiously or within 30 days. Success of the RTI can be judged by the fact that almost 5000 daily applications were filed, In the first 10 years of the enactment of the law, around 17,500, 000 applications were filed of which one fourth were requests to the Centre.
Success of the RTI can be judged by the fact that almost 5000 daily applications were filed, In the first 10 years of the enactment of the law, around 17,500, 000 applications were filed of which one fourth were requests to the Centre.

The Act had been working fairly well since its inception till the coming of the BJP led NDA government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi when one witnessed a fall in the number of applications. A 6% fall between 2015-16 and 2016-17 was reported in the RTI applications filed with the 1950 public authorities of the Central government which was receiving maximum information applications followed by states of Maharashtra and Karnataka.

Notwithstanding the fall in the rate of application, the Act was used extensively by the BJP to expose the Congress-led UPA government for its various acts of commission and omission that included scams and scandals.
The amended Act has changed sections 13 and 16 of the RTI Act, 2005. Section 13 of the original Act sets the term of Central Chief Information Commissioner and Information Commissioners at five years (or until the age of 65, whichever is earlier). It has been replaced now with “for such term” as may be prescribed by the Central government.

Again, Section 13 says that salaries, allowances and other terms of service of the “Chief Information Commissioner shall be the same as that of the Chief Election Commissioner”, and those of an Information Commissioner “shall be the same as of the Election Commissioner”. Through amendment now, the salaries, allowances and other terms of service of the Chief Information Commissioner and the Information Commissioners “shall be such as may be prescribed by the Central Government”.

By controlling the tenure and acquiring the authority to fix salaries, allowances and other terms of service, the Government has radically altered the character of the Information Commissions.

Almost identical changes through amending Section 16 of the original Act have been brought to Chief Information Commissioner and Information Commissioners of states. While the salaries, allowances and others terms of service now “shall be such as prescribed by the Central Government”, now even State Chief Information Commissioner and Information Commission would be chosen by the Centre. Earlier as per the original Act, State Chief Information Commissioner and Information Commissioner were picked up by a three-member panel consisting of the Chief Minister (CM), state’s leader of the opposition or leader of the largest opposition party in the state assembly and a state cabinet minister nominated by the CM.

At least seven former Information Commissioners of the Central Information Commission condemned the move of the NDA government to amend the RTI Act through the RTI Amendment Bill 2019.
Wajahat Habibullah, Deepak Sandhu (both former chief information commissioners), Shailesh Gandhi, Sridhar Acharyulu, MM Ansari, Yashovardhan Azad and Annapurna Dixit (former information commissioners) termed the amendment as a direct attack on the autonomy of information commissions and people's fundamental right to know and urged the government to withdraw the regressive amendments.

The RTI activists & other social worker tried to approach President of India  & they tried to submit memorandum signed by almost 2 lac people in order to protest the amendment in RTI act but police arrested them and not allowed to submit their memorandum against RTI amendment bill at gate no. 36 of President House.

In my opinion their is undeclared emergency in India as we can't  ask questions about the working of government as this government is trying to control all the constitutional as well as statutory bodies. We have seen biased working of Elections Commission and CBI in recent years now amending RTI act government is trying to control the information right of common People & original RTI act 2005 is on the verge of extinction by becoming poppet of government after amendment.

Sunday, July 28, 2019

शायद वो याद तो करती होगी.......

मुझे देख कर उसके पलके झुकाने को ,
मेरे इंतजार में उसके रूठ जाने को ,
शायद वो याद तो करती होगी ।

मुझसे की हर एक मुलाकात को ,
मेरे कहे हर एक अल्फाज को ,
शायद वो याद तो करती होगी ।

मुझसे हुई दोस्ती को ,
और मुझसे हुए कमबख्त इश्क को ,
शायद वो याद तो करती होगी ।

उससे कही हर एक बात को ,
हाथों में थामे मेरे हाथ को ,
शायद वो याद तो करती होगी ।

मुझसे किए हर एक वादे को ,
उम्र भर साथ निभाने के इरादे को ,
शायद वो याद तो करती होगी ।

तन्हाई में दिए मेरे साथ को ,
मुश्किल में थामे मेरे हाथ को ,
शायद वो याद तो करती होगी ।

मतलब से किए प्यार को ,
 मुझसे झूठे किए इजहार को ,
शायद वो याद तो करती होगी …
…..शायद वो याद तो करती होगी ।।

Friday, June 21, 2019

In India The Water Moved from Providing Life to Taking Lives....

India faces theworst water crisis in history, Groundwater Scarcity, Pollution threatens India’s overall economy. A harrowing report in June warned that Delhi, along with 20 other Indian cities, could reach “zero groundwater levels” by 2020. A new report from the NITI Aayog – a government think tank – said the need for “urgent and improved” management of water resources.With nearly 600 million Indians facing high-to-extreme water stress – where more than 40 percent of the annually available surface water is used every year – and about 200,000 people dying every year due to inadequate access to safe water, the situation is likely to worsen as the demand for water will exceed the supply by 2050, said the ‘Composite Water Management Index’ (CWMI) report.

Our country pumps more groundwater than the water is added back to its sources in the ground, but who cares! only some half minded activists or environmentalists make a buzz in their reports, but tell them that, live their life smoothly why are you people going mad behind water its not an issue in India; Ram Mandir, Pakistan, cricket & Hindu-Muslim these are the issues of our Nation...

A shocking percentage of India’s water is filthy. According to the latest assessment by the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI), nearly 70 percent of all of the country’s fresh water — in the ground or on the surface — is contaminated. India’s rivers, lakes, and aquifers are more polluted than the waters of any other major nation. India is currently ranked 120 among 122 countries in the water quality index. Drained and contaminated aquifers contribute to India’s “worst water crisis.” Dirty aquifers and water scarcity are destabilizing the world’s second-largest country and sixth-largest economy.  As its water reserves get dirtier and smaller, India is losing the capacity to safeguard public health, ensure farm productivity, grow the economy, and secure social stability.

The basic data points collected by the Indian government, and no longer veiled from public view, illustrate the widening emergency. India uses or consumes more than 600 billion cubic meters (158 trillion gallons) of water annually.  Of that amount, 245 billion cubic meters are drawn from aquifers.
India is more dependent on water pumped from aquifers than any other nation — it accounts for about a quarter of global demand for groundwater, according to the World Bank. More than 90 percent of groundwater in India is used for irrigated agriculture. The remainder — 24 billion cubic meters — supplies 85 percent of the country’s drinking water. Roughly 80 percent of India’s 1.35 billion residents depend on groundwater for both drinking and irrigation.
The “worst water crisis” doesn’t stop here. Drought and wasteful pumping are drying up aquifers that supply more than 30 million water wells across India, many of them used for irrigation. Government studies show at least a third of India’s groundwater reserves are being pumped at much faster rates than they are being recharged by rainfall. Moreover, said a World Bank study, “aquifers are depleting in the most populated and economically productive areas. Climate change will further strain groundwater resources.”
As many as one billion people in India live in areas of physical water scarcity, of which 600 million are in areas of high to extreme water stress, according to a new report.Globally, close to four billion people live in water-scarce areas, where, for at least part of the year, demand exceeds supply.

This number is expected to go up to five billion by 2050, said the report titled 'Beneath the Surface: The State of the World's Water 2019,' which was released on World Water Day.

By 2040, it is predicted that 33 countries are likely to face extremely high water stress - including 15 in the Middle East, most of Northern Africa, Pakistan, Turkey, Afghanistan and Spain. Many - including India, China, Southern Africa, USA and Australia - will face high water stress.
The report also highlighted that India uses the largest amount of groundwater -- 24 percent of the global total, more than that of China and the US combined - and is the third largest exporter of groundwater -- 12 percent of the global total.

As said, 21 Indian cities – including Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, and Hyderabad – will run out of groundwater by 2020, affecting 100 million people; 40 percent of India’s population will have no access to drinking water by 2030, the report said. Currently, many Indian states, including Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Tamil Nadu, face water shortages, exacerbated by changing rainfall patterns. The Economic Survey 2017-18 acknowledged India’s water crisis and explained the triggers, including rapid groundwater depletion, the decline in average rainfall and increasing dry monsoon days, The Times Of India reported on 21 June. If mitigation measures are not implemented, India faces a six percent loss in its gross domestic product (GDP) by 2050, the NITI Aayog report said. 

In the end, I know that Indian government alone can't do it because massive support is required from the public but its the government who can impose a strict rules & better water management system as well as distribution throughout the public domain to improve unchecked water wastage & their should be complete ban on handpumps as well as borewells to stop further decrease in groundwater level. Besides this India has to cut down its population growth rate which is the most important factor for the water crisis. To replenish the level of groundwater we have to plant a billion of trees which consume less water but they retain much more so that rainwater must be added into groundwater at a much faster rate. Otherwise very soon Water will Move from Providing Life to Taking Lives....

Sunday, June 16, 2019

वो पापा ही थे......

आज पहली बार पापा आप के लिए पेन चलाया है ,
बचपन से अब तक दिया प्यार मुझे याद आया है ,
वह आप ही थे जिसने हमें पैरों पर खड़ा होना सिखाया है l

हां मां ने हमें गोद में उठाया है,
पर पापा ने हमें पैरों पर चलना सिखाया है ,
जब डांटती थी बचपन में मां हमें ,
तो पापा ने ही हमें बचाया है l

पापा ही थे जिन्होंने हमें रोते-रोते हंसाया है ,
हमारी एक मुस्कान के लिए हाथी - घोड़ा बन कर दिखाया है ,
बचपन में हमारी हर जिद को पूरा करके दिखाया है ,
वो पापा ही हैं जिन्होंने हमें बिन मांगे सब कुछ दिलाया है l

हमारी हर शरारत पर मां के गुस्से से बचाया है ,
वो पापा ही हैं जिन्होंने हमें जमाने से लड़ना सिखाया है ,
सपने तो हमारे थे पर पूरा करने का जिम्मा पापा ने निभाया है ,
जब रास्ता कठिन था तो हमें पापा ने  कंधे पर उठाया है l

बाहर से सख्त और भीतर से नरम होते हैं पापा ,
हर मुश्किल में हमारे साथ खड़े रहते हैं पापा,
सख्त आवाज के पीछे अपना प्यार छुपाते हैं पापा,
हमारे सपनों के पीछे खुद के सपने दबाते हैं पापा l

वक्त बीता साल बीते हम बड़े हो गए,
बात बात पर अब हम कहने लगे पापा आप बूढ़े हो गए ,
पापा के किसी बात को दोबारा पूछ लेने पर हम चिढ़ने लग गए,
हमें पता ही नहीं चला कब पापा हमारे लिए पुराने जमाने के हो गए l

झुक गई कमर उनकी हमारे लिए खुशियों  की दीवार बनाते बनाते ,
बूढ़ी हो गई आंखें उनकी हमारे लिए सपने सजाते सजाते ,
अब वक्त आ गया है उनकी उम्मीदों को हम अनाथ ना करें,
अब हमारी बारी है उनके हर सपने को हम पूरा करें I
बचपन में हमारी हर जिद को पूरा करके दिखाया है ,
वो पापा ही थे जिन्होंने हमें अपने पैरों पर खड़ा होना सिखाया है….
वो पापा ही थे जिन्होंने हमें अपने पैरों पर खड़ा होना सिखाया है II