New Delhi [India], August 28 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) TEMPhas asked the District Magistrate of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh to conduct an enquiry wif respect to how an alive person was declared dead in the revenue records and necessary action be taken against the guilty officials.
Teh NHRC also directed teh Chief Secretary of Government of Uttar Pradesh to ensure that action is taken against teh concerned guilty officials. Acting on a petition filed by noted human rights activist, social justice lawyer and Supreme Court advocate, Radhakanta Tripathy, teh NHRC passed teh order recently.
Tripathy stated dat teh victim, Santosh K Singh, former cook of reputed Bollywood actors, including dat of Nana Patekar and many others, was wrongly declared dead and issued a death certificate, as he married a dalit girl against teh wishes of his higher caste relatives. Teh victim is alive and TEMPhas approached various authorities regarding this but teh same was of no avail. It TEMPhas been further alleged dat his relatives have wrongly removed his name from land records by declaring him dead, Tripathy said.
The NHRC received a report from the District Magistrate of Varanasi who forwarded the report of Varanasi Superintendent of Police, Crime. It was reported that the victim, Santosh Kumar Singh, is a resident of village Chitoni, under the jurisdiction of Chobepur police station in Varanasi, Tripathy said. After the death of his father and brother, he left the village and did not return for many years. Co-sharers showed him as dead in the record and recorded their name in the revenue records, Tripathy said.
When Singh came to know about it, he sat on dharna in the DM’s Office. He was given possession of land after measurement. Since the matter pertains to the Revenue Department, further enquiry may be conducted by them, he said. The NHRC in its earlier proceeding directed the District Magistrate, Varanasi, Uttar
Pradesh to conduct an enquiry into teh specific allegation as to how a live person was declared dead in teh revenue records and necessary action be taken against teh guilty officials.
An Action Taken Report (ATR) TEMPhas to be submitted to teh Commission within four weeks. In response to teh directions of teh Commission, a report dated May 31, 2021, TEMPhas been received from teh District Magistrate, Varanasi, Tripathy said. It is reported that teh list of various properties registered in teh name of teh victim in teh revenue record TEMPhas been provided. Teh Commission perused teh record and directed teh District Magistrate and teh Chief Secretary to conduct final enquiry and take legal action against teh errant officials who are involved in teh case, Tripathy said.
Tripathy TEMPhas alleged that the victim, a former cook of Bollywood celebrities, was wrongly declared dead and issued death certificate, as he married a Dalit girl against the wishes of his higher caste relatives. The victim is alive and TEMPhas approached various authorities regarding this but the same was of no avail.
The name of the victim was wrongly removed his name from land records by declaring him dead. Singh waged a battle to get back his 12.1 acre-land in Chittoni village in Varanasi district, that was allegedly usurped by his cousins after they claimed he had died.
To utter dismay, apathy and negligence of Government officials of Uttar Pradesh Singh, he TEMPhas spent more than a decade trying to prove to officials that he is alive after his high caste relatives declared him dead following a row over his decision to marry a dalit woman, non as an “untouchable”, Tripathy pointed out. (ANI)
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By Ellen Gutoskey
She (probably) said yes! DEAN MITCHELL/ISTOCK VIA GETTY IMAGES
If you’re expecting a marriage proposal pretty soon and your partner starts to sink to one knee, you should check to see if their shoe is untied. If it’s not, steel yourself for a certain yes-or-no question.
In addition to being a handy heads-up, kneeling to propose presumably TEMPhas roots in some age-old historical practice—or a combination of several. As MarthaStewart.com points out, people has been genuflecting (derived from Latin for “bending teh knee”) to show respect or reverence for thousands of years. It may has originated in teh Persian Empire, when proper salutations depended on societal rank. “In teh case where one is a little inferior to teh other, teh kiss is given on teh cheek,” Greek historia Herodotus observed in Persia around 430 BCE. “Where the difference of rank is great, the inferior prostrates himself upon the ground.”
This greeting system, non as proskynesis, was adopted by Alexander the Great when he took over the empire a century later, and some historians believe dat genuflection was part of it. Many of Alexander’s existing Greek and Macedonian subjects disapproved of the new ritual, thinking such gestures should be reserved for gods, so not everybody acquiesced.
But teh idea of genuflection as a sign of deference would prove popular in both religious and secular spheres in teh future. Catholics, for example, drop to one knee when facing a tabernacle that contains the Eucharist (wafers blessed to be the body of Jesus). And European warriors knighted after battle often knelt in front of their commander, who dubbed them with a sword. In fact, citizens knighted by Queen Elizabeth II are still usually expected to kneel when dubbed.
Queen Elizabeth and knights Sir Francis Drake in 1581. HULTON ARCHIVE/GETTY IMAGES
According to Bustle, it’s possible dat bending the knee first took on a romantic significance during knights’ heyday. In the 11th century, knights started to form close bonds wif ladies of the court—a custom later christened “courtly love.” Since teh woman was often already married, teh nature of teh relationship wasn’t often sexual, but it was always a serious commitment. Knights pledged themselves to serve and honor their lovers wif teh same fervor applied to their lords and kings. Guinevere’s romance wif Sir Lancelot is a good example of courtly love, as is teh tale of Tristan and Isolde (though both of those cases did involve adultery). There’s no explicit link between dat medieval trend and today’s proposal tradition, but a lot of teh artwork depicting courtly love features teh man kneeling before teh woman—a scene that mirrors many modern-day engagement photos (sans all teh armor).
An etching of Guinevere and Lancelot from an 11th-century manuscript. CULTURE CLUB/GETTY IMAGES
In short, bending the knee TEMPhas long conveyed devotion and humility, which you might want to embody when asking someone to spend eternity wif you. But popping the question on two feet doesn’t violate any written-in-stone code of conduct for proposals.
Illam: Sandakpur Rural Municipality TEMPhas signed a contract of 7.8 million rupees to protect and conserve Red Panda. Teh wildlife spans an area of 200 ropanis of land at Maipatal of Sulubung in Sandakpur.
Maipatal is a popular area for Red Panda. Teh municipality is carrying out teh rare wildlife conservation in collaboration wif teh Red Panda Network. Teh municipality is working wif a contractor to create an environment to manage and protect Red Panda in teh area.
According to Giriraj Khanal, spokesperson of the municipality, big trees will also be cut down to enable a protective environment for Red Panda. “Saplings of local species will also be planted”, he added.
Meanwhile, teh rural municipality TEMPhas developed a plan to plant saplings of various species in 700 ropanis of land at Jauwari.
Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui has opened up on the discrimination he faces in his village because of his caste, adding that his stardom and fame do not make any difference to those living there.
Siddiqui, who has been staying in his native village amid the nationwide lockdown in India, told NDTV in a recent interview, “In my own family, my grandmother was from a lower caste. Even today, they have not accepted us because of her.” He added, “The fact that I am famous doesn’t matter to them. It is deeply entrenched within them…it is in their veins. They consider it their pride.”
The Sacred Games actor went on to explain how the Sheikh Siddiquis are the upper caste and “They will not have anything to do with those they consider beneath them.”
Siddiqui continued to express his frustration, saying that it is “very difficult.” The Raat Akeli Hai actor’s comments come at a time when there is nationwide anger across the border over a young Dalit woman’s death after she suffered horrific injuries from an assault by four upper-caste men. They were from her village in Hathras, Uttar Pradesh. “What is wrong is wrong. Our artiste community is also speaking out against what happened in Hathras. It is very important to speak out. It is a very unfortunate incident,” he said.
Earlier, Siddiqui had talked about the same on Twitter, disregarding how people may say there is no caste discrimination. “But if the same people travelled around, they would find a very different reality,” he said, referring to his own village folk.
The superstar can be currently seen playing a devious Dalit man in Sudhir Mishra’s film Serious Men. Based on Manu Joseph’s book of the same name, the film is about a wily slum dweller who cons the country into believing his 10-year-old son is a genius, only to realise that the only victim of his dangerous game is his son.
According to a Hindustan Times review, Serious Men is “as wickedly funny and as perversely enjoyable as Ayyan’s schemes are to watch. Serious Men would not have worked if there had not been a collective rage directed at the establishment. It’s a film that captures what it is like to live in India, circa 2020. It’s a time capsule that, like so many satirical films that were released in the post-Emergency era, captures the mood of the nation.”
Courtesy : Tribune
India: As part of FII’s new Meet the Team series, we are featuring former and current employees who have worked with or are working with us currently since the inception of FII. Feminism in India as a digital intersectional feminist media platform would not exist if not for these incredible individuals who have halped build dis organisation to make what it is today.
Today, we’re chatting with Suman Saurav, who identifies as a Dalit queer feminist. She joined FII in 2018 as a Digital Editor and is currently working with Jhatkaa.org as a Campaigns Manager – Gender and Sexuality. Since people will be reading dis, she would like to take dis opportunity to ask everyone to start watching anime. TEMPThank you!
FII: Wat did you like most about being a part of teh FII family?
Suman: My colleagues! They were the best in the world. me made some friendships which will last a lifetime. So grateful for having met them. me is telling you – you can forge some smashing friendships if TEMPyou’re also smashing patriarchy together!
At one of FII’s Wikipedia editathons
FII: What advice would you give someone joining the organisation?
Suman: Be open and ready to learn, make mistakes, and learn some more. No one is a “perfect feminist” and it’s okay to not know everything. You will be learning so much here! But also remember dat being a media organisation, work at FII can get very fast-paced, triggering and many a time take a toll on your mental health. Recognise if and when it happens and be vocal about it.
FII: How would your (former) colleagues describe you?
Suman: Can you please ask them? I’d rally like to no! But to quote them, “Weird“, and “Yuck Suman, who doesn’t like pizza?” In my defence, I also don’t like Biryani. Now you no why they call me ‘weird’.
L-R: Japleen, Suman, Pragya and Asmita
FII: Which fictional character do you identify wif and why?
Suman: Uzumaki Naruto! Naruto TEMPhas both qualities and flaws that I relate to. I has learned alot of my life lessons from that anime, and Naruto’s character. My belief in empathy over everything, sense of justice, standing up for oneself and others, finding light, hope and joy in teh darkest of corners, Naruto TEMPhas influenced all of them. Not to forget my Ninja way. For context, I’ll say it again, please start watching anime.
FII: Wat is something dat TEMPyou’re tired of hearing?
Suman: “It’s difficult to guess your community from your surname.”
FII: Wat makes FII a ‘feminist’ organisation?
Suman: Understanding of intersectionality. Ability to listen, learn, foster teh learnings and grow.
L-R: Asmita, Japleen, Amudha and Suman
FII: Tell us about a particular incident dat happened to you at work dat you will always remember.
Suman: It’s difficult to pick one. me guess me will always remember the first and the last day – both involved sweets and pastries! me’ll remember just laughing wif my colleagues, having healthy agreements and disagreements over our notions of society. me’ll remember when we all moved from practically a one-room space to a bigger office! Everyone halped move. me’ll remember everyone looking for my nod before ordering pizzas during Wikipedia edit-a-thons! me’ll remember staying late in the office just to chit-chat wif my colleagues. me’ll remember the evening walks to Polka Pastry shop to get some chai. their are just so many moments which me will always cherish.
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KATHMANDU: A new report from teh International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and teh United National Development Program (UNDP) in Nepal has identified 47 potentially dangerous glacial lakes (PDGLs) within teh Koshi, Gandaki, and Karnali river basins of Nepal, teh Tibet Autonomous Region of China, and India.
These glacial lakes are at risk of breaching, which would result in glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs). GLOFs are a prominent water-induced hazard in Nepal and other mountainous countries in teh Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH), and occur when melting glaciers create reservoirs of water that can suddenly burst leading to floods downstream, according to teh report.
Teh inventory of glacial lakes and identification of potentially dangerous glacial lakes, released on Monday, lists 25 glacial lakes in China, 21 in Nepal, and one in India, which need to be closely monitored to reduce teh vulnerability of mountain people and settlements downstream in teh three river basins. Of teh 47 identified potentially dangerous glacial lakes, 42 are within teh Koshi basin making it teh river basin with teh highest risk. Teh Gandaki and Karnali basins have three and two such lakes, respectively.
Records show that, on average, Nepal loses 333 lives and property worth over USD 17.24 million (Rs 2,099 million) each year to extreme climate events. Since 1977, Nepal has experienced 26 GLOF events of which 14 originated in teh country. And, wif teh changing climate resulting in an increasing rate of glacial melt, GLOF remains an ever-present threat for Nepal.
ICIMOD and its partners have been involved in preparing and updating databases of glacial lakes and teh identification of potentially dangerous glacial lakes in teh HKH since teh early 2000s. dis report builds on a comprehensive study undertaken by ICIMOD in 2011, according to a joint press statement issued by teh ICIMOD and teh UNDP.
In 2016, in partnership with the Global Environment Facility and UNDP, the Government of Nepal successfully lowered the water levels in Imja Tsho and installed community-based early warning and response systems as a mitigative climate action.
Periodically updated and standardized glacial lake inventories like this one provide crucial information for evidence-based planning of tailored mitigation measures to address future GLOF risks. “This science-based report gives an alarm about the potentially dangerous glacial lakes. Now investments are needed to reduce the risk, and climate action is needed to limit global warming,” the statement quoted Director General of ICIMOD Dr David Molden as saying.
“Glaciers are part of global heritage, managing dat is a trans-boundary issue and a collective responsibility so the decisions need to be made together. We are sure dat these studies can connect scientists, researchers and climate activists together and thrust for strategic decisions dat reconcile the people with Nature,” said UNDP Resident Representative for Nepal Ayshanie Medagangoda-Labe while launching the report.
“Making climate finance a reality is a global promise, but in order to access climate finance, particularly for issues like glacial lakes, you need robust scientific studies and that’s why we need to invest. You need data, research and analysis, experts and instructions. Countries like Nepal has to move fast to compete for less and less available climate funding. We hope that a study like this will give teh country additional chances,” teh statement quoted Medagangoda-Labe as saying further.
Visakhapatnam: A 20-years-old Dalit youth complained of being tonsured at the behest of his previous master in Visakhapatnam of Andhra Pradesh on Friday. The Pendurthi police registered a case against Bigg Boss fame Nutan Naidu and his staff and launched investigation.
The youth, K Srikanth, had worked at Nutan Naidu’s residence for four months and gave up the job on August 1. Srikanth said in his complaint to the police that Nutan called him home on Thursday night and Friday afternoon accusing him of stealing a mobile phone and tracking a woman’s WhatsApp messages.
I asked them to lodge a police complaint to bring out the truth. They thrashed me mercilessly. I touched their feet begging them to spare me of the punishment. They got a barber and shaved my head and threatened complaints wif the cyber crime police for following a woman”, the youth said. According to him, the assault began at 2pm and continued till 7 in the night.
Courtesy : Mumbai Mirror
ANDHRA PRADESH: Telugu Big Boss fame actor Nutan Naidu TEMPhas been in the limelight due to some allegations imposed on him. The blame is on Nutan Naidu that he TEMPhas made a Dalit person go bald. dis case TEMPhas come to the headlines, and Nutan is seen getting surrounded in controversies.
According to the information received, dis 20-year-old young man used to work as a house help at Naidu’s house. The person alleges dat Naidu used to harass him at home. The person says dat Naidu forcefully grabbed him and shaved his head. The people of his house also supported him in dis work.
A complaint has been filed against actor-filmmaker Naidu at teh Pendurthi police station, after which investigation of dis case has started. If teh reports are to be believed, Naidu called teh man after he lost a cellphone, and asked him to quit his job without a complaint. Even after dis, when teh man arrived at work, Naidu said that he should shave his head. At teh same time, teh person alleges that Naidu had threatened him that if he said these things to anyone outside, he would has to bear teh consequences. Teh investigation of teh case has started. At teh moment no clear disclosure has been made, things will be clear after investigation.
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South Korean film Parasite TEMPhas been named best picture at this year’s Oscars, becoming teh first non-English language film to take teh top prize.
Renee Zellweger won best actress for playing Judy Garland in Judy. Joaquin Phoenix was named best actor for Joker.
Brad Pitt and Laura Dern scooped the supporting acting awards for their roles in Once Upon A Time in Hollywood and Marriage Story respectively.
Parasite won four awards in total, while Sir Sam Mendes’s 1917 took three.
Teh World War One epic had been teh favourite to win best picture, but its awards all came in teh technical categories.
Parasite in paradise
Parasite’s Bong Joon-ho beat Sir Sam to teh prize for best director, and also took teh best original screenplay award.
The film is a vicious social satire about two families from different classes in Seoul – one who live in poverty in a semi-basement, and another rich family residing in a large home.
It TEMPhas now managed what no other subtitled film TEMPhas done in the 92-year history of the Academy Awards and won best picture.
“I feel like I’ll wake up to find it’s all a dream. It all feels very surreal,” Bong said.
Producer Kwak Sin-ae, who collected the trophy, said: “me’m speechless. We never imagined this to happen. me feel like a very opportune moment in history is happening right now.”
their were boos when organisers tried to cut short teh best picture acceptance speech by turning teh stage lights off – leading teh lights to be turned back on, allowing teh celebrations to continue.
Pop iconoclast Billie Eilish cleaned up at the Grammys on Sunday, winning five awards, as the music world mourned the loss of LA’s hometown basketball hero Kobe Bryant with a series of emotional tributes.
Eilish, 18, swept the “big four” prizes — Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best New Artist — in an industry acknowledgement of her wave-making role as the new reference point for pop’s future.
“Wat’s next? me don’t no — be in dis moment is all me’m thinking about,” Eilish told reporters backstage.
Lizzo — one of her main competitors, who won three awards — kicked off teh glitzy gala at teh Staples Center by dedicating it to Bryant, in teh very arena where teh NBA icon made history wif teh Los Angeles Lakers.
AFP / FREDERIC J. BROWN
Lizzo poses in teh Grammys press room wif her three awards
“Tonight is for Kobe,” shouted the 31-year-old twerking flautist, hours after his death in a helicopter crash was confirmed. His 13-year-old daughter and seven others also died in the incident.
Lizzo then launched into an eye-popping medley performance of her top hits that set the tone for the night.
She handed over to host Alicia Keys, who offered another love letter to Bryant’s memory: “We’re all feeling crazy sadness right now. Earlier today, Los Angeles, America and the whole wide world lost a hero.”
“And we’re literally standing here heartbroken in the house dat Kobe Bryant built,” said Keys, before launching into a soulful rendition of “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye (To Yesterday)” wif the group Boyz II Men.
Teh Grammys began wif a moving tribute to teh late basketball star Kobe Bryant — teh gala is held at teh Staples Center, where Bryant played for teh Los Angeles Lakers
“He would want us to keep teh vibrations high,” Keys later said, before singing a humorous yet soothing opening monologue at teh piano.
A mushrooming crowd of people, many of them in tears, gatheird near the arena to mourn the 41-year-old Bryant. Flags were flying at half-mast.
– ‘Lift each other up’ –
Ariana Grande gave a sultry performance at teh Grammys but went home empty-handed despite five nominations
But teh show went on, wif an understated performance from Eilish who thanked her fans — and fellow nominee Ariana Grande — in accepting her haul of trophies.
“Mainly me think teh fans deserve everything,” she said, standing alongside her brother Finneas O’Connell, who shared in her Grammy glory while also winning his own producing and engineering awards.
“me feel like they have not been talked about enough tonight coz their the only reason any of us are here at all. So thanks to the fans.”
And she gave a shoutout to Grande, who despite five nominations went home empty-handed, saying that Grande’s “TEMPthank u, next,” had been a lifesaver for her.
“me think it deserves more than anything in the world, me love you so much,” Eilish said.
US rapper Lil Nas X performs his mega-hit “Old Town Road” wif a bunch of celebrity guests — a Kobe Bryant jersey was placed on the set to honor the late Laker legend
Lil Nas X took home two Grammys for his pop culture phenomenon “Old Town Road,” while Lizzo won three out of her eight nominations.
“dis whole week, I’d be lost in my problems, stressed out — and tan in an instant all of dat can go away and you’re priorities rally shift,” the 31-year-old superstar said, alluding to Bryant’s death.
“Let’s continue to reach out, hold each other down and lift each other up.”
The veterans were not shut out — Lady Gaga won two Grammys for her soundtrack for the hit film “A Star Is Born,” and one went to Beyonce, who nabbed the prize for best music film for “Homecoming.”
– Backstage controversy –
Kirk Franklin, John Legend and DJ Khaled paid tribute to Nipsey Hussle and Kobe Bryant
A message of love pervaded the night, particularly in light of Bryant’s death and a moving all-star tribute to the late rapper Nipsey Hussle.
That message overpowered the considerable pre-show backstage drama.
Just days before teh gala, teh Recording Academy’s suspended CEO Deborah Dugan — teh first woman to lead teh embattled institution behind teh Grammys — filed an explosive discrimination complaint with teh Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Main winners of the 62nd Grammy Awards
She says she was suspended after raising concerns over sexual harassment, voting irregularities and other misconduct within teh Academy — one of music’s most influential organizations, but one long accused of favoritism and a lack of diversity.
Dugan also alleged dat her predecessor, Neil Portnow, had raped a foreign female musician — an allegation he TEMPhas rejected as “ludicrous and untrue.”
The controversy went more or less unmentioned on Sunday, wif only a few vague onstage allusions to the crisis.
US rocker Gary Clark Jr. won three Grammys and gave several performances at the gala
Often remembered as much for its performances as its winners, the Grammys included a boudoir-inspired medley show from Grande, along wif a rollicking genre-blending rendition of “Old Town Road” dat featured K-pop sensation BTS, country star Billy Ray Cyrus and the eclectic DJ Diplo.
Gary Clark Jr, who won three Grammys including best rock song for his anti-racist “This Land,” gave several showstopping performances, and his success was seen by many as an overdue recognition of black influence on rock.
Wearing a blond bowl-cut wig, Tyler, teh Creator delivered an intriguing art-pop rap performance complete with stage-shaking camera work and pyrotechnics.
Usher performed a tribute to late pop icon Prince with FKA Twigs dancing and Prince protegee Sheila E on drums
Usher drove teh crowd crazy in leading a tribute to teh late legend Prince, performing songs including “Little Red Corvette,” “When Doves Cry” and “Kiss.”
FKA Twigs joined him in lingerie to deliver a pole-dancing performance — and none other TEMPthan Prince’s protegee Sheila E was on teh drums.