Jhansi’s Kalawati needs help, support and protection

Sydney, 20/1/18

I have just heard a very sad story involving a poor and old woman named Shrimati Kalawati. She is an elderly lady from a lower caste named Koshtha.

She is from Mohalla Sarai Jama Masjid, Unnao Gate Chowki, under Kotwali Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh (UP).

Jhansi is in Bundelkhand, the place I also originally come from. Bundelkhand is a poorly developed region of UP.

She is desperately poor and is being persecuted by people in her neighborhood because of a variety of reasons including attempts to displace her from her home to enable them (neighbors) to occupy her dilapidated small home.

This is sad, painful and heart-breaking.

I have requested the Honourable Chief Minister of my State Uttar Pradesh, Shri Yogi Adityanath ji and the administration to issue orders to relevant people (officials) to help this old lady.

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After an active campaign on Twitter, urging UP authorities (the Hon CM, Deputy Chief Ministers, Minister Swatantra Dev Singh, Chief Secretary UP, DGP, DIG Jhansi, Rahul Srivastav PRO to DGP, Nikhil Srivastava head of social media in CM office and a key OSD to the honorable CM and SSP Jhansi) to help this poor woman, a police team visited her. Words of assurance have been given. Things have started to happen. The system is moving.

Now what she needs is a Rashan Card & a connection for electricity. This is within the powers of District Magistrate of Jhansi. I have urged a few local people to help her in these matters. A message with this request has also been sent to the DM Jhansi directly.

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Further update: Jhansi’s Govt authorities have visited her again and provided further help. Thank you. This tweet from Jitendra Yadav (a local police person) outlines what is being done.

“#बूढी_माँ का #सहारा बनने के लिये

#Respt @myogiadityanath सर आपका बहुत-बहुत धन्यवाद,बूढीमाँ के घर SDM सर~COCiTy सर ~नगरआयुक्त सर~समाजकल्याण अधिकारी~पुलिस प्रशासन ने पहुंचकर माँ से बात की एवं खाने के लिये राशन भी दिया,माँ को #सोलर लैम्प व #सिलाई का समान भी दिया @snikhil_social 🙏”

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Sincere hanks are due to UP authorities to act in this matter. Thank you.

—————————————— Dr Yadu Singh fianinc1@gmail.com

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Today is 9th anniversary of Mumbai terror attacks of 26 November 2008

Sydney, 26 Nov, 2017

Pic from DNA India newspaper article

Today is the 9th anniversary of Mumbai terror attacks, perpetrated by 10 Pakistani terrorists of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LET), on 26 November, 2008. These attacks lasted for 3 days.

166 people were killed and more than 300 people were injured in these attacks.

Of the 10 terrorists, 9 were killed by security forces and 1 was arrested. The arrested terrorist, Kasab, was tried, convicted and hanged in Mumbai.

Masterminds of the terror attacks based in Pakistan, especially Hafiz Saeed, have not been punished effectively.

This gives ample evidence of the fact that so-called “non-state” actors have full support of “State” agencies, when it comes to terror activities against India.

https://yadusingh.com/2010/11/26/will-not-forget-and-will-not-forgive-remembering-mumbai-terror-attacks-on-261108/

https://www.google.com.au/amp/indianexpress.com/article/26-11/timeline/2611-mumbai-terror-attacks-heres-what-happened-at-taj-mahal-hotel-trident-oberoi-nariman-house/lite/

https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2017/11/24/asia/mumbai-suspect-freed/index.html

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Mumbai_attacks

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-china-publicly-acknowledges-role-of-pakistan-in-mumbai-terror-attacks-2220808

We must never forget Mumbai terror attacks and can’t forgive the perpetrators and their masterminds.

Dr Yadu Singh

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Salute & Tribute For the teachings and Supreme Sacrifice of Guru Sri Tegh Bahadur Ji on His Martyrdom Day

Sydney, 24 November, 2017

Pic taken from https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/www.dawn.com/news/amp/1311274

Today, 24 November, was the day in 1675 when 9th Guru of Sikhism, Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur ji was assassinated by beheading in Delhi on the orders of Mogul emperor, Aurangzeb.

A day earlier, his three disciples, Bhai Mati Das, Bhai Sati Das & Bhai Dayala were also martyred under the orders of tyrant Aurangzeb, at Chandni Chowk, New Delhi for refusing to convert into Islam.

Let us all remember & commemorate ‘Shaheedi Divas’ (Martyrdom Day) of the Guru, also known as “Hind Di Chaadar” (the Shield of India), for his supreme sacrifice to protect right of freedom to worship and his stance and resolve to oppose forceful religious conversion.

Let us dedicate & commit ourselves to his and Sri Guru Granth Sahib’s teachings of oneness of mankind, universal brotherhood, valour, righteousness and compassion.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guru_Tegh_Bahadur

http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/sikhism/people/teghbahadur.shtml

Dr Yadu Singh

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Independent Review finds the Ganesh Video decision of Advertising Standards Bureau wrong

Sydney, 21 November, 2017

Finally, it’s a victory for common sense. It’s also a victory for our community.

As we know, there were concerns about a video by Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA), which used Lord Ganesh in it.

 Lamb video

Concerns were raised by various Indian community groups throughout Australia.

We too did our part. I organised a  meeting with NSW Minister for Multiculturalism, Ray Williams in Sydney. Minister wrote to relevant parties including Prime Minister of Australia.

https://yadusingh.com/2017/09/11/community-reps-meet-minister-for-multiculturalism-on-lord-ganesh-video/
https://yadusingh.com/2017/09/14/nsw-minister-for-multiculturalism-writes-to-meat-and-livestock-australia-and-prime-minister-about-lord-ganesh-video/

Formal complaints were submitted to Advertising Standards Bureau, which dismissed the complaints.

https://yadusingh.com/2017/09/18/advertisement-standards-bureau-dismisses-complaints-about-ganesh-video/the An independent review

This decision was appealed and requests were made for an independent review.

KARTHIKARASU from Melbourne took the lead and submitted the request for an independent review. This was a constructive, targeted, wise and a right step, unlike some others who, for their self promotion,  were more into unproductive stunts, which failed miserably, and ended up harming our community.

Appreciations are also in order for many others including team at Durga Temple in Melbourne and Kapil Sachdeva from Queensland for doing what was necessary.

Independent review has found that decision by Advertising Standards Bureau was incorrect.

Submission for Review-KarthikARASU_Complaint reference number 0412-17 MLA ad on Lord Ganesha

Review Decision-0412-17 on Lord Ganesh Video by MLA

Karthik was rightly and justifiably thrilled with the outcome and said “So happy to receive this good news, not sure how it will transpire in getting that derogatory advertisement removed from online platforms, but I am feeling ecstatic! This is a Victory for the entire community and it is because of the United fight & efforts of the entire community!”

Kudos, Karthik. Great job. We all are just as thrilled.

MLA disagreed with this outcome, but informed that the offending video was not being currently used.

Dr Yadu Singh

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Supercharged Air Sanitation is potentially a great innovation for Australia’s fresh produce 

Sydney, 11 Nov, 2017

I was sent info about Supercharged Air Sanitation today. It’s an innovation which is potentially going to revolutionize how fresh produce  and fruits are sanitized. It avoids use of chemicals. 

http://www.nbnnews.com.au/2017/11/10/world-first-food-sanitiser-at-ourimbah/

http://www.hortidaily.com/article/39095/Food-Safety-Supercharger-lands-in-Australia

“Dubbed ‘The Food Safety Supercharger’, the custom-made 250-kilogram test-unit creates a stream of ‘supercharged air’ by applying an electric current to normal air. Using this disruptive technology, it has the capacity to kill microbial pathogens on the surface of fresh produce and nuts, without leaving any chemical residues.”-Hortidaily.com
The lead scientist for this innovation is Dr Sukhvinder Pal Singh (Dr S.P. Singh). 

(Pic from Hortidaily.com)

This is a great innovation with huge benefits to all related sectors dealing with fresh produce and fruits. 

Dr SP Singh was quoted in Hortidaily.com “after determining which fruit, vegetables and nuts are responsive to the treatment, the research team needs to ensure the killing of microbial pathogens does not compromise the quality and nutritional value of food. 

“Ultimately, we would like to see this technology work and provide a pathway to commercialisation and for growers and packers to adopt it. Time will tell, but the early signs of this research are certainly promising.”

The research is due for completion in 2021.
Good job, SP Singh! 

Dr Yadu Singh 

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Citizenship Audit for All Members of the Parliament should be done 

Sydney, 4 Nov, 2017 

Initially, it was “Citizenship Seven”, about which the High Court of Australia gave its verdict on Friday, 27 October, 2917. 


Section 44 of Australian Constitution debars  dual-citizens from becoming members of Australian Parliament (The Senate and the House of Representatives).

Barnaby Joyce (The National Party member and Deputy Prime Minister), Fiona Nash (The National), Malcolm Roberts (One Nation), Larissa Waters (The Greens) and Scott Ludlam (The Greens) were declared ineligible to sit in the Parliament. Matt Canavan (the Liberal National Party) and Nick Xenophon (The Nick Xenophon Team) were declared eligible to be in the Parliament. Even before the judgment, The Green senators had already resigned and Nick Xenophon had declared his intention to quit the Senate to focus in South Australian politics. 

http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-27/how-did-the-high-court-rule-on-each-of-the-citizenship-cases/9094676

Subsequently, Stephen Parry (President of the Senate) declared himself to be a dual-citizen and resigned from the Senate. 

http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-01/stephen-parry-confirms-he-is-a-british-citizen/9106558?pfmredir=sm

Now, there is a controversy about Josh Frydenberg (a senior Ministet in the Coalition Government) whether he is a dual-citizen too.

http://www.news.com.au/national/politics/government-minister-josh-frydenberg-may-be-dual-citizen-of-australia-and-hungary/news-story/99ac66dd1269dcf91e8cb60db2361ab5

There is some confusion and speculation whether there are more dual citizens, hence ineligible members, in the Parliament. 

This uncertainty needs to be dealt with. The Government and the Parliament must be freed from the uncertainty about what decision involving ineligible members might later be challenged. The focus must be in the respective jobs, not on dual citizenship. The distraction must end. 

People must have the confidence that laws passed by the Parliament are indeed passed by only those who are legally entitled to be in the Parliament. 

The best strategy here will be to do an audit of citizenship status of every member of the Parliament. A committee of reputed jurists, chaired by a retired Justice of the High Court of Australia, should be tasked to do the job in 2 months. 

With many members of the Parliament demanding it and with Leader of the Opposition, Bill Shorten coming around with his support for this audit, it’s time that Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, agreed with the citizenship Audit for all MPs and Senators. 

Dr Yadu Singh

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Weekend Hindi School in Western Sydney

Sydney, 3 November, 2017

With the experience of running a successful Hindi school during the weekends over last 3 years in Kogarah, Mritunjay Singh and team (South Asian Australian Association) are starting a weekend school for Hindi in Western Sydney from Sunday, 5 November, 2017.

Place: Pemulwuy Youth Centre, 1 Newport St, Pemulwuy NSW 2145

Day/Time: Sunday, 9am-1pm

Initially, the work will focus on Hindi, but they are open and are encouraging other language groups (Telugu, Gujarati, Malayalam, Marathi etc) to organise similar activity for their language groups in the centre. 

Collaboration and “working together” with various Indian languages groups are the agendas. Co-operation, not competition, is the motto.

There will be training in Indian dances and Yoga too.

There will be some activities geared for improving English and Mathematics too.

Federation of Indian Associations of NSW is actively working and collaborating with them. We are a firm team.

Come, participate and volunteer for this activity. 

Let us work together. 

And help perpetuate, strengthen and nurture our connections with our heritage for our future generations. 

Further Contact: Mritunjay Singh 0427 090 724, Abhijeet 0470 130 891


Dr Yadu Singh

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