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Munish Seth, whereas French and Pali and Arabic are options.’’ he adds In 2014 Kurseong MLA Dr Rohit Sharma raised the issue in the assembly He was assured that Nepali would be included as an option This has not yet happened though GJM representatives have often raised the issue “There are many other signs of Bengali domination” Pradhan said “This region is populated by Gorkhas adivasis and Rajbangshis — and Bengali is not the mother tongue of any of these communities Nevertheless all government signs and banners are written in Bengali In Mirik the government had ordered that all government forms be issued only in Bengali There are a number of Nepali schools in the region where all subjects are taught in Nepali Many times these schools don’t receive books for months… The feeling in the hills is that they they will never be treated as first citizens in West Bengal” Gorkha Janmukti Morcha general secretary Roshan Giri says the movement has gone beyond the Bengali language issue now “It is all about Gorkhaland We are forming a political consensus among all parties The concept of autonomy for Gorkhas has failed the Gorkha Territorial Administration has failed It is time for a separate state” said Giri before leaving for Delhi to meet BJP Darjeeling MP S S Ahluwalia While other Gorkha parties such as erstwhile Trinamool Congress ally Gorkha National Liberation Front had fought the recent municipal elections on the platform of development the GJM has consistently maintained the demand for Gorkhaland As the Trinamool Congress gained ground in the hills in 2016 the decline of the GJM pushed the Gorkhaland narrative out of focus Gorkha leaders have been accusing Mamata of introducing divisive politics among Gorkhas through 15 development boards for 15 different tribes Her ally the GNLF has now switched sides to support the GJM “Yes the GJM is our main rival And yes we were a TMC ally” said GNLF spokesperson Neeraj Zimba “But this was an electoral alliance and not written in stone There is no ideological similarity between the TMC and the GNLF As far as we are concerned what the public wants is paramount It was our leader Subhas Ghising who first coined the name Gorkhaland and asked for a separate state” The GNLF had initially criticised the government on “forced imposition of the Bengali language” but after Mamata’s speech in Mirik where she clarified that the language would be optional the GNLF said it would continue to be a TMC ally in the hills But amid public support for Gorkhaland the GNLF had little choice but to switch sides For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shubhajit Roy | New Delhi | Published: May 3 2014 1:58 am Related News Indiaand Pakistan locked horns on Friday over 500 Pakistani pilgrims being denied visas to visit the shrine of Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti at Ajmer While Pakistan lodged a protest by summoning the Indian deputy high commissioner in Islamabad New Delhi said they took the decision in view of the “safety” of these pilgrims Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said since India is in the midst of its general elections a visit of a large group of Zaireen (pilgrims) would have required more elaborate arrangements than usual He said the decision was taken as a “measure of abundant precaution” aimed at ensuring the safety and welfare of the pilgrims Earlier in the day Pakistan summoned Indian deputy high commissioner Gopal Baglay to lodge a protest over the denial of visas A Pakistan Foreign Office statement said Pakistan conveyed its deep disappointment and concern This is the fourth time that visas have been denied to Pakistani pilgrims in the past one year it said This is not only against the bilateral agreement but also runs contrary to the efforts towards normalising ties between the two countries and the spirit of people-to-people contacts the Pakistan Foreign office added In response Akbaruddin said “Regrettably it was not possible for Pakistani Zaireen to attend the annual Urs of Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Hasen Saheb Chisti at Ajmer Sharif (May 1-12) this year” “It is true that this was a last moment decision all government agencies including our Railway authorities had made full arrangement to transport over 500 Zaireens from Pakistan from Attari railway station to Ajmer and back” he added “We are most certainly disappointed that this year pilgrims from Pakistan were unable to attend the Urs at what is one of the holiest shrines of our region But this was a measure of abundant precaution aimed at ensuring safety and welfare of the pilgrims whichI think should always be our priority” he said Visits to religious shrines in Pakistan and India are governed under the Bilateral Protocol on Visits to the Religious Shrines 1974 Every year hundreds of people from Pakistan visit the Sufi shrine in Ajmer in Rajasthan which is revered by people across the subcontinent For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by P Vaidyanathan Iyer | Updated: April 5 2015 7:05 am “One of the reasons impacting the Delhi results was that people wanted to experiment with a new alternative The other factor was the complete decimation of the Congress and the shifting of their votes to AAP” says Jaitley (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal) Related News In this Idea Exchange moderated by National Affairs Editor P Vaidyanathan Iyer Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley speaks about his equations with RBI Gujarat’s new anti-terrorism law the opposition to the land Bill and explains where India’s Daughter went wrong Why Arun Jaitley The Union Finance Minister is the man at the forefront of Prime Minister Modi’s economic agenda Amid talk of tension between the Finance Ministry and RBI over his Budget proposals Jaitley has been repeatedly emphasising that there is no “disconnect” At a function to mark the 80th anniversary of RBI he praised the efforts of the central bank in improving macro-economic conditions Jaitley is also a part of the core group of party leaders leading the government charge on the land Bill P Vaidyanathan Iyer: The political opposition to the land Bill does not seem to be withering away What is the outreach plan of the government ahead of the new session I can’t disclose the parliamentary strategy but I can analyse the provisions One when the UPA drafted the 2013 Bill they left out 13 areas which they said were exempted There are a lot of oversight issues When you drafted those 13 exempted areas you left out national security It’s clearly an oversight Now you need land for national security You need land for nuclear installations for your Army cantonments naval bases for Air Force bases In fact the areas that have been added are far more important than a number of those in the list of 13 The state government may exempt all or any of these purposes Share This Article Related Article Appu Esthose Suresh: It’s been about 10 months since your government was formed Both your allies and the Opposition are in confrontation with the government Is there need for a course correction The Opposition could be in a make-believe confrontation They were in a make-believe confrontation on insurance on mining and ultimately the argument completely fizzled out After all I have some faith in the system of parliamentary democracy Muzamil Jaleel: As a lawyer what’s your view on the Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organised Crime Bill that was just passed by the state You first had the TADA which was enacted by Rajiv Gandhi’s government At the peak of terrorism in Punjab and even in Kashmir there was never a request to repeal TADA TADA was repealed after the 1993 Bombay blasts Then came POTA In 2004 the UPA took a position that we will repeal POTA The entire security apparatus of the country was opposed to the idea Having repealed POTA what did they do After 26/11 the UPA brought 95 per cent of POTA back The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act was amended Barring two sections every section of POTA was brought into the UAPA State after state started enacting organised crime laws Every UPA state government — Maharashtra Karnataka Andhra — which asked for it was granted presidential assent So much so that by notification the UPA extended MCOCA to Delhi But when Gujarat Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan asked for it they said we will not grant assent The plea they took was that “we have a cut-off date” as if there was some scientific rationale to that cut-off date The Supreme Court has said terrorism relates to the sovereignty of India and therefore it’s a Central subject There are some overlapping provisions earlier with POTA and now with the UAPA so also the state law requires Central assent technically Ritu Sarin: What do you think about the notices to BJP leaders in the Babri case And what’s your view on the whole black money debate The notice arises out of a judgment of the Allahabad High Court eight to 10 years ago In 1993 or in 1992 two FIRs were lodged for the incident that took place in Ayodhya on December 6 The Allahabad HC divided the case into two parts There is a process going on in Lucknow for FIR A For FIR B it’s going on in Rae Bareli Recently someone appealed that his case should be heard with the CBI’s case This is not a new case Now on black money In this Budget I have announced that in order to be globally competitive we should bring corporate tax down to globally competitive rates So I have announced a bold step that the maximum tax will come down from 30 to 25 per cent The new law applies only to black money or income on assets you have abroad So you pay 30 per cent tax 30 per cent penalty we’ll have a compliance window Liz Mathew: When the BJP came to power with a comfortable majority the expectation was that the government would launch a reform agenda But the debate in the past few months has been about attacks on minorities These are two different things The reform agenda is on track and we are moving in this direction As far as the BJP or the government is concerned we have taken a clear position about these unfair attacks The PM outrightly condemned such attacks in the strongest language But then you should also be mature enough to distinguish between a crime and a hate agenda In West Bengal the rape of the nun seems to be a crime If any of it is even indicated to be part of somebody’s political campaign we will certainly take harsh action against him P Vaidyanathan Iyer:On the monetary policy committee how will you ensure that RBI autonomy is not diluted I believe RBI has done an excellent job in the areas that have been assigned to it We are not going to do anything that impacts its autonomy Whatever issues are pending in Parliament as part of the Finance Bill I will comment on them when they are raised in Parliament Surabhi: You mentioned strategic sale of PSUs in your Budget How do you plan to go about it when your officials are scared of a CBI inquiry The Prevention of Corruption Act was drafted in 1988 Some of its provisions since it is an Act from the pre-liberalisation era require a relook And your question itself indicates honest decision-making cannot be subjected to any penal action Whether it is disinvestment or defence purchases because of the kind of interpretation that has been given to some of the provisions in Section 13 of the Act they have been great deterrents Surabhi: You have a huge target of Rs 40000 crore for disinvestment and strategic sales this year The past year we did manage to achieve the largest disinvestment ever Hopefully this year we should be able to move further The ability to move further depends on the answer to your earlier question P Vaidyanathan Iyer: You have taken a number of steps to improve ease of doing business The rupee has held on against the dollar while it has appreciated against others like the euro Do you think it is time to weaken the rupee to give a boost to exports And do you think it’s time to further cut the rate of interest That will always be a subject of debate — whether you need a strong rupee or weak rupee Rupee should realise its real value and stabilise on its own value rather than the RBI weakening it or strengthening it At present the dollar is a very strong currency and most currencies have been weakened by the dollar There are very few currencies — the Indian rupee and the Swiss franc — that have been able to withstand the dollar at the moment Therefore let the market determine the value of our currency Liz Mathew: Kiran Bedi and Delhi elections have been a huge setback for the party What are the learnings that you would highlight for your next state elections One of the reasons impacting the Delhi results was that people wanted to experiment with a new alternative The other factor was the complete decimation of the Congress and the shifting of their votes to the Aam Aadmi Party Delhi probably was the only election where we wanted the Congress to get a certain number of votes Coomi Kapoor: ICDS was formed to help pregnant mothers and infants get nutrition But you have drastically slashed the Budget and blamed it on states This is a myth No expenditure has been cut The Finance Commission recommended that 32 per cent will go to the states (their share of Central taxes) and 68 per cent will come to the Centre But now 42 per cent will go to the states The Finance Commission says a large number of these schemes should be sent to the states directly so that they can decide We divided the schemes into three parts The Centre is going to fund most of the schemes Eight schemes have been sent to states which they will fund The schemes that have been sent to the states have not been abandoned The enhanced resources of the state will fund these The third category of schemes which are either 50:50 or 75:25 we will fund Shailaja Bajpai: Do you think banning India’s Daughter was a wise decision Second on the Censor Board controversy one of the things then CBFC chairperson Leela Samson argued was that the whole process of the Board should be re-examined Isn’t there a simpler way of doing certification I am a part of the government So I stand by the decision of the Home Ministry But I have a slightly different perspective The issue of ban is a matter of debate In fact in the Justice J S Verma memorial lecture I had said that in today’s world a ban or censorship does not work because technology defies it I do believe that the film seriously violated not only Indian law but also the law of the country from where BBC is operating We made a lot of song and dance about the Verma Committee’s recommendations after the Nirbhaya rape case Having amended our laws should the film have disclosed the photograph and name of the victim It is an offence under Section 228A of the Indian Penal Code Second both on propriety and the legality of allowing a forum to a rapist during the pendency of his appeal in the Supreme Court to argue why he is not guilty… if the BBC had done it in a crime in Britain the courts would have restrained them My policy is not to interfere with the Censor Board I read about these controversies And I requested my MoS to go and meet them A very clear message has been conveyed that this is a certifying agency and you have to certify keeping in mind the guidelines that exist and we do not want any unnecessary controversies With regard to the film where they said that the ministry had interfered I have never spoken or allowed anybody to speak to them regarding what to certify and what not to We have created a judicial tribunal with a retired lady judge who has a high reputation If anyone has a problem they can approach the tribunal Maneesh Chhibber: There are allies of yours who are not on board on the land Bill — the Akalis and the Shiv Sena Will you be able to bring them on board They will be certainly on board ManeeshChhibber: While in the Opposition you were a strong votary of not giving post-retirement jobs to judges What do you say about the appointment of a former CJI as governor and now attempts to get him into the NHRC as chairman On a matter of principle my views are the same even today Nobody should have a desire for a post-retirement job Realistically you will have to find an alternative to the system where some of these assignments by law are to be given to retired judges So the only alternative you have is to have sitting judges to chair these posts If you are a sitting judge then the level of accountability is much higher Sushant Singh: Are there any priorities in the Defence ministry which you handed over to Manohar Parrikar And does the government have a view regarding a new chief of defence staff I won’t answer the questions that are not related to my ministry But I can tell you that defence purchases had slowed down and this was affecting defence preparation I had come up with two-three ideas One is making India a manufacturing hub Another is allowing 49 per cent FDI in defence manufacturing Give a little bit of priority so that the Indian private sector matures as far as defence production is concerned Appu Esthose Suresh: What are your views on opening up the media industry for foreign investment When we were in government earlier during the Vajpayee government this 0 to 26 (hiking FDI in media to 26 per cent) was done by us At that stage there was a strong group in the media which was opposed to it Thereafter a large number of them who were opposed to it started entering into investment arrangements themselves Transcribed by Naveed Iqbal & Pragya Kaushika For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related News Bubbles- Science and Fun Bubbles aren’t just kid stuff any more Computer scientists at Bristol University in England are studying bubbles as a new kind of surface for displaying information They’re devisingdifferent sized bubbles on which to project short-term images to use in teaching office 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