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Hizbul Mujahideen’s Zakir Musa vs Hurriyat: Terrorists should not be allowed to set the agenda for Kashmir

Hizbul Mujahideen commander Zakir Musa’s threat on Friday to the separatist Hurriyat leaders that they would be beheaded if they continued to describe Kashmir as a “political struggle” instead of an “Islamic uprising” may have gone viral in the social media, but in the process both the nature and the limited extent of the insurgency in the Kashmir Valley have been exposed. Unfortunately, this important aspect has not been properly taken note of by the chest-thumping “Kashmir experts” who will like the rest of the world to believe that the Kashmir Valley has been irretrievably alienated from the national mainstream because of Narendra Modi in Delhi and Mehbooba Mufti in Srinagar.In my considered view, these chest-thumping experts should read a report in The Indian Express and an opinion piece by a serving IPS officer in Jammu and Kashmir in the Hindustan Times to realise that the secessionist terrorists in the valley are a tiny minority (some of them are not even Indians) and that they must not be encouraged to set the agenda for the entire state of Jammu and Kashmir.Zakir Musa and his Pakistani masters have resorted to the typical terrorist strategy of “injecting fears” in the minds of people and then influencing a gullible media to overplay the incident. However, the fact remains that people under threats may carry on the dictates (like the Kashmir Valley gets shut down whenever there is a call for the “bandh”), but that does not mean that the ordinary Kashmiris support the separatists. On the other hand, in the process, the Hurriyat leaders have been trapped. So far the four main militant groups in Kashmir — Hizbul Mujahideen; Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT); Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM); and Harkat-ul-Mujahideen (HuM) — collaborated with the Hurriyat leaders, who, in turn, had great friends and admirers in the Delhi establishment – media, think tanks, universities, NGOs and some leaders in every established political partiesHizbul Mujahideen, la menace du commandant Zakir Musa vendredi aux dirigeants séparatistes Hurriyat qu’ils seraient décapités si ils continuaient à décrire le Cachemire comme une “lutte politique” au lieu d’un “soulèvement islamique” peut-être devenu viral dans les médias sociaux, mais dans le processus La nature et l’étendue limitée de l’insurrection dans la vallée du Cachemire ont été exposées. Malheureusement, cet aspect important n’a pas été correctement pris en compte par les «experts du Cachemire» à la poitrine qui aimeront que le reste du monde croit que la vallée du Cachemire a été irrémédiablement aliénée du courant dominant national à cause de Narendra Modi à Delhi et Mehbooba Mufti à Srinagar. À mon avis, ces experts en lutte contre le poitrail devraient lire un rapport dans The Indian Express et un article d’opinion par un agent de l’IPS servant à Jammu et Cachemire dans le Hindustan Times pour se rendre compte que les terroristes sécessionnistes dans la vallée sont Une petite minorité (certains d’entre eux ne sont même pas des Indiens) et qu’ils ne doivent pas être encouragés à définir l’ordre du jour de l’état entier du Jammu et du Cachemire. Zakir Musa et ses maîtres pakistanais ont recouru à la stratégie terroriste typique de “craintes injectables” Dans l’esprit des gens et ensuite influencer un média crédible pour surcharger l’incident. Cependant, il n’en demeure pas moins que les personnes menacées peuvent continuer à dicter (comme la vallée du Cachemire est fermée chaque fois qu’il y a un appel pour le «bandh»), mais cela ne signifie pas que les Caxmiris ordinaires appuient les séparatistes. D’autre part, dans le processus, les dirigeants Hurriyat ont été pris au piège. Jusqu’à présent, les quatre principaux groupes militants au Cachemire – Hizbul Mujahideen; Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT); Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM); Et Harkat-ul-Mujahideen (HuM) – ont collaboré avec les dirigeants de Hurriyat qui, à leur tour, ont eu de grands amis et admirateurs dans l’établissement de Delhi: médias, groupes de réflexion, universités, ONG et certains dirigeants dans tous les partis politiques établis..Hizbul Mujahideen amenaza el comandante Zakir Musa el viernes a los líderes separatistas de Hurriyat de que serían decapitados si continuaban describiendo a Cachemira como una “lucha política” en lugar de un “levantamiento islámico” puede haber resultado viral en los medios sociales, pero en el proceso Tanto la naturaleza como el alcance limitado de la insurgencia en el Valle de Cachemira han sido expuestos. Desafortunadamente, este importante aspecto no ha sido debidamente tomado en cuenta por los “expertos de Cachemira” que desean que el resto del mundo crean que el Valle de Cachemira se ha alejado irremediablemente de la corriente principal nacional debido a Narendra Modi en Delhi y Mehbooba Mufti en Srinagar. En mi punto de vista considerado, estos expertos deben leer un informe en The Indian Express y un artículo de opinión de un funcionario de IPS en Jammu y Cachemira en el Hindustan Times para darse cue

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Sikkimese woman gangraped in moving car

GURUGRAM: A 26-year old Sikkimese woman was raped by three men in a moving car early morning on Saturday, somewhere along the Gurgaon-Delhi border, and dumped in Delhi.
The woman was allegedly abducted by three men from outside her house as she was returning from Delhi, where she had met a friend.
The woman had gone to Connuaght Place in Delhi to meet a friend. She met the male friend, who lives in Shahdara, around 5pm on Friday evening. The two went for a movie show between 7.30pm and 10pm.
Afterwards, the two had a meal and drinks till midnight, when the woman took an Ola cab back to Gurgaon along with her friend.
Sometime between 1.30am and 2am on Saturday, as she walked home after being dropped off nearby, three men emerged, forced her into a Swift DZire and drove off.
According to her statement, she was raped in the moving car, driven to a remote location close to Najafgarh, and raped inside the car once again by all three. The ordeal continued for around 5 hours. She also said she had heard the men planning to kill her, but when she begged them not to, they dropped her on the road and left around 6.30am.
With the help of a biker passing by, she reached Najafgarh toll, where she managed to contact Delhi Police, who drove her to her home in Gurgaon, where they recorded her statement. She was sent for a medical examination the same day, whose report is awaited.GURUGRAM: une femme sikkimaise de 26 ans a été violée par trois hommes dans une voiture en mouvement tôt le samedi, quelque part le long de la frontière de Gurgaon-Delhi, et a été jetée à Delhi.
La femme aurait été enlevée par trois hommes de l’extérieur de sa maison alors qu’elle rentrait de Delhi, où elle avait rencontré un ami.
La femme était allée à Connuaght Place à Delhi pour rencontrer un ami. Elle a rencontré l’homme ami qui vit à Shahdara vers 17 heures vendredi soir. Les deux sont allés pour un spectacle de films entre 19h30 et 22h.
Ensuite, les deux ont pris un repas et des boissons jusqu’à minuit, lorsque la femme a remporté un taxi Ola à Gurgaon avec son ami.
Quelquefois entre 1h30 et 2h00 du samedi, alors qu’elle rentrait chez lui après avoir été abandonnée à proximité, trois hommes ont émergé, l’ont forcée à entrer dans un Swift DZire et a chuté.
Selon sa déclaration, elle a été violée dans la voiture en mouvement, conduit à un endroit éloigné près de Najafgarh, et a été violée à l’intérieur de la voiture par les trois. L’épreuve s’est poursuivie pendant environ 5 heures. Elle a également dit qu’elle avait entendu les hommes qui avaient l’intention de la tuer, mais quand elle leur a demandé de ne pas l’avoir, ils l’ont laissée tomber sur la route et ont quitté vers 6h30.
Avec l’aide d’un cycliste passant, elle a atteint le péage de Najafgarh, où elle a réussi à contacter la police de Delhi, qui l’a conduite dans sa maison à Gurgaon, où elle a enregistré sa déclaration. Elle a été envoyée pour un examen médical le même jour, dont le rapport est attenduGURUGRAMA: Una mujer sikkimita de 26 años fue violada por tres hombres en un coche en movimiento a primera hora de la mañana del sábado, en algún lugar a lo largo de la frontera entre Gurgaon y Delhi, y abandonada en Delhi.
La mujer habría sido secuestrada por tres hombres de su casa al regresar de Delhi, donde había conocido a un amigo.
La mujer había ido a Connuaght Place en Delhi para encontrarse con un amigo. Ella se reunió con el amigo varón, que vive en Shahdara, alrededor de las 5 pm el viernes por la noche. Los dos fueron a un programa de cine entre las 7.30pm y las 10pm.
Después, los dos tomaron una comida y bebieron hasta la medianoche, cuando la mujer tomó un taxi Ola de regreso a Gurgaon junto con su amiga.
En algún momento entre las 1.30am y las 2am del sábado, cuando regresó a casa después de ser dejado cerca, tres hombres emergieron, la forzaron a un Swift Dzire y se fueron.
Según su declaración, ella fue violada en el coche en movimiento, conducida a un lugar remoto cerca de Najafgarh, y violada dentro del coche una vez más por los tres. La prueba continuó durante unas 5 horas. También dijo que había oído a los hombres que planeaban matarla, pero cuando les rogó que no lo hicieran, la dejaron en la carretera y salieron alrededor de las 6.30 de la mañana.
Con la ayuda de un ciclista que pasaba por allí, llegó a Najafgarh peaje, donde se las arregló para ponerse en contacto con la policía de Delhi, que la llevó a su casa en Gurgaon, donde registraron su declaración. Ella fue enviada para un examen médico el mismo día, cuyo informe es awaited.GURUGRAM: una mujer sikkimaise de 26 años a été violada por tres hombres en un coche en movimiento temprano el samedi, algo parte el largo de la frontera de Gurgaon-Delhi , Et a été jetée à Delhi.
La femme avait été enlevée par trois hommes de l’extérieur de la maison d’alors qu’elle rentrait de Delhi, où elle avait rencontré un ami.
La femme était allée à Connuaght Lugar en Delhi para rencontrer un amigo. Elle a rencontré l’homme et qu

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The much awaited phase III of pri­vate FM radio auctions finally kicked off on 27 July 2015, and it’s the government that has benefited the most. Twenty five days into the auction, the government earned an estimated ?1,147 crore, as compared to a conservative estimate of ?450- 500 odd crore it was expected to gar­ner from the e-auctions.

At the close of the 23rd day of bid­ding for the first batch of private FM radio phase III channels, 94 channels

However, the skewed reserve price for some markets and steep prices in big metros is proving to be unvi- able for players. There’s no denying though, that as a medium, radio has definitely become more competitive. New frequencies will offer the oppor­tunity to expand regional reach and is proving to be more attractive for advertisers now, he says.

“If you go by the money collected so far, the auctions have been hugely successful for the government,” says Prashant Panday, MD & CEO, Enter­tainment Network India Ltd (ENIL), a subsidiary of Times Infotainment Media, which operates Radio Mirchi. “Equally, it means that bidders have pooled in a lot of investments as well. However, if you go by other parame­ters, then it’s been a mixed bag.”

High reserve prices He points out that, for instance, 40 of the small­est towns haven’t even been bid for. “That’s nearly 30 per cent of the total frequencies available. That’s a huge loss of public interest, considering that FM radio reaches everyone from the richest to the poorest of people. It’s also a financial loss for the gov­ernment,” he says.

There are other underlying con­cerns among radio operators. High reserve prices set by the govern­ment have resulted in a demand-sup­ply mismatch. According to Panday these prices are a direct result of the | government squeezing supply. When 5 you offer only one frequency in Delhi, o Bangalore, Chennai or Ahmedabad, 5 and just two in Mumbai and Pune, that too after a period of over nine years, there is bound to be frenzied bidding, he says, citing the exam­ple of Colombo in neighbouring Sri Lanka on the other hand, which has 25 radio stations. “Why can’t Mum­bai or Delhi have the same number or more? Had more frequencies been released in all towns and cities, the auctions would have been a much bigger success,” he believes.

Players are now concerned that these steep prices will translate into losses for the industry, leading to a similar situation that occurred post phase II in 2006, with many con­tinuing to carry accumulated losses.

in 56 cities became provisional win­ning channels with a cumulative winning price of ?1,147 crore. Up for auction in this phase are 135 FM channels in 69 cities, which include the leftover frequencies from phase II, held in 2006.

Besides the availability of more frequencies, there are a host of other incentives that the new licensing norms offer. Under Phase III, licences will be valid for 15 years as against 10 years earlier. Similarly, the total FDI/FII allowed in the new regime is 26 per cent, as against 20 per cent during Phase II.

While the industry believes that it’s been a smooth process so far and the auctions have gone off without a glitch, the situation is still far from ideal. Frequencies in smaller towns and mini-metros have found few tak­ers, thanks to high reserve prices set by the government. On the other hand, the handful of frequencies available in some of the top metros like Banga­lore, Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Ahmeda- bad, Chennai, saw frenzied bidding. Bigger cities also offer the opportu­nity of earning higher advertising revenues, although regional advertis­ing on radio is seeing an upswing.

Jehil Thakkar, head, media & entertainment, KPMG India, points out that, in terms of raising revenue, the auctions so far have been quite satisfactory for the government.

Another restriction is the 15 per cent cap placed by the government, on the number of frequencies that one could bid for. Players hope that the government reviews the reserve prices for the second batch, as they are even smaller in size as compared to the 40 unsold frequencies.

The issue of not being able to broadcast news over radio contin­ues to be a bone of contention, with policies still being highly restrictive. At a time when news is freely avail­able and accessible through digital and television outlets, it’s difficult to fathom why radio as a medium is being treated in a discriminatory manner, says Thakkar.

According to the 2015 FICCJ-KPMG report on the Indian Media & Enter­tainment industry, the radio indus­try showed one of the highest growth rates amongst traditional media seg­ments in the previous year, clock­ing a growth rate of 17.6 per cent in 2014. What remains to be seen now is how phase III will pave the way for growth for the radio industry going forward.