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by Sachin
07 Dec 2018 12:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103381

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

On Kerala Floods... Flood relief: Kerala to get Rs 3,048 cr more from Centre. The catch here is that, the state has to complete the relief & rehabilitation tasks and then submit a detailed report and account books for the funds to be released. GoKL accountants will have a good time fudging/cook...
by Sachin
04 Dec 2018 20:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103381

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

On Sabari Mala... Rehana Fathima's bail plea rejected. TDB unable to arrange facilities for women at present. Social media also have news about stale prasadam items being dumped on gullible pilgrims. They are not edible, and some of them are from old stocks all of them being given new labels. Anothe...
by Sachin
03 Dec 2018 12:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4056
Views: 331718

Re: Internal Security Watch

Software engineer who worked in Bengaluru joins Ulfa Note the tone of this report. The IT-Vity fellow decides to join ULFA because he finds that the government scheme of allowing non-Muslim Bangladeshis in Assam to be against the Assamese common people. My understanding was that ULFA's origins was ...
by Sachin
03 Dec 2018 12:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103381

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

On the Sabari Mala case, looks like things are fast going back to normalcy. The score card stands at Ayyappa Bhakths- 30 v/s Commies=EJs=Intellectuals=K.P - 0 . At Sabari Mala now every pilgrim out there is becoming a "protestor" when they find that there is a plan to tarnish the belief sy...
by Sachin
01 Dec 2018 14:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103381

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01/12/2018 1450Hrs IST A minor skirmish at Sabari Mala. 2 Andhra women trek Sabarimala; Retreat amid protest. K.P is baffled as to how these two women managed to byepass their own security check points at Pampa river point etc. The women had tried to use the "Dolly" (a kind of palanquin) ...
by Sachin
28 Nov 2018 22:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103381

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Piravam church case: HC rebukes government. The case here is that a famous church (along with many others) having history of centuries have to be handed over to Orthodox sect of X'ians by its current custodians- the Jacobites. This is based on a Supreme court verdict. When asked about this case GoK...
by Sachin
28 Nov 2018 11:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103381

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Sabari Mala news round up 28/11/2018 1115Hrs. Low turnout in Sabarimala: TDB mulls other actions to attract more devotees. Greedy GoKL and Travancore Devaswom Board now even planning to canvass for pilgrims to come to Sabari Mala. This shows the total dependency of GoKL in this pilgrimage, because o...
by Sachin
27 Nov 2018 20:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
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Sabari Mala updates 27/11/2018 at 2030Hrs Prohibitory order to continue at Sabarimala: HC. The most crucial part in this report is "AG also submitted a plan on arranging security for secure darshan if at all any young woman arrives at the temple. Court accepted the documents in cover stating th...
by Sachin
27 Nov 2018 12:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103381

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Sabari Mala updates 27/11/2018 1230Hrs This may be the first time in the history of Kerala Police that an officer has to openly declare his faith in a Hindu God. This shows the very sad state of affairs in K.P and the situation created by GoKL. I'm a devotee of Ayyappa: Yathish Chandra. Sabarimala w...
by Sachin
26 Nov 2018 21:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103381

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

If that's so, why is he keeping quiet at all the people (from PV to feminists) trying to desecrate his abode and harass and humiliate his worshipers ? I am sorry, I did not get you. So what was your expectations on Lord Ayyappa ? I mean did you expect him to arrive at the scene, riding on tigers an...
by Sachin
26 Nov 2018 16:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103381

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Multiple news media outlets have reported that GoKL itself now plans to file a "statement" to Supreme Court highlighting the difficulties faced when trying to implement the verdict . This is said to be a "review petition" in another name. Sensible people now compare this as a cas...
by Sachin
26 Nov 2018 11:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103381

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

26/11/2018 1145Hrs. Situation at Sabari Mala now seems to be peaceful. Pilgrim foot fall is not really high, and the general awareness of the conditions of this pilgrimage is now being recognized by many more people. And the common Hindu of Kerala too seems to be in a vigilante mode. One Malayalam o...
by Sachin
26 Nov 2018 11:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4056
Views: 331718

Re: Internal Security Watch

Supratik wrote:Less than 10% of people declared illegal in Assam have reapplied which means the process has been fairly successful.

What the Assam Govt and GoI plans to do next, would be the next important question.
by Sachin
24 Nov 2018 23:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103381

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Video clipping - Sabari Mala shrine @ 24 Nov 2018, 2200Hrs Looks like the police have taken a few steps back and now allow the chanting of Ayyappa mantras/songs at pretty much all locations where they were done earlier. The sight of a uniformed police man making an announcement that Sec. 144 Cr.PC ...
by Sachin
24 Nov 2018 22:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103381

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Weird.. she has blocked me. Twitter can block people on behalf of (impersonation). She was chatting with me and then it happens. We were strategizing on maintaining trads... And then she said it is with RSS hands over certain strategies.. then gone. This is confusing. Are you saying that she blocke...
by Sachin
24 Nov 2018 13:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103381

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Looks like the Hundi challenge is indeed working. More power to folks like Dileep :) Sabarimala income drop to affect Devaswom Board: Minister. These swines were all so focused on "renaissance" and changing the belief system associated with a temple; but then also expected Hindu pilgrims t...
by Sachin
24 Nov 2018 10:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103381

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

24/11/2018 1030Hrs IST Pilgrim foot fall seems to be increasing ; which also would also get TDB drooling from their mouths (more money!!). The main stream media in KL is now singing a new song in unison; that is Sabari Mala pilgrimage is going on normally. The GoKL and TDB now wants to desperately c...
by Sachin
23 Nov 2018 19:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103381

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

#1. the Commie Kerala Govt files a response in HC that it can allot two days for women to get into the temple The truth is that as of today women can enter any day the temple is open for men ;). But only women within a specific age group is barred. And the petition has been filed by the very same f...
by Sachin
23 Nov 2018 16:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103381

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Big dip in the revenue from Sabari Mala. First six days sees a loss of 14.34 crores! (Malayala Manorama - Malayalam) During the pilgrimage season last time by yesterday's date (i.e 22/11/2017) TDB and GoKL had managed to extract Rs. 22.82 crores from the pilgrims. This time as of yesterday (22/11/2...
by Sachin
23 Nov 2018 11:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103381

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Let us not forget the main reason for the creation of this thread. Kerala Floods . Due to the Sabari Mala fiasco, a lot many things about the floods are actually getting side lined; which was another agenda of GoKL. Kerala floods: Environmentalist Gadgil says it is also a man-made disaster . This wa...
by Sachin
23 Nov 2018 11:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103381

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Updates 23/11/2018 1130Hrs Pilgrim foot fall seems to be still low , as the restrictions have been found too inconveniencing for the pilgrims. The Travancore Devaswom Board is now in a whining mode as donations have dried up :lol:. The TDB president is said to have made an appeal that lack of donati...
by Sachin
22 Nov 2018 16:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4056
Views: 331718

Re: Internal Security Watch

Coded radio communications heard on ham sets, around Kolkata, possibly in Pashto accent. The sad fact is that through online portals etc. procuring VHF wireless sets are no more a big deal :(. Don't know if the monitoring stations can do radio triangulation and find these sets. It is tougher if the...
by Sachin
22 Nov 2018 14:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
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chetak wrote:The most circulated image on twitter and whatsapp

The 2017 image can be really used for a "spot a cop" contest ;). And 2018 picture can be used for "Identify the Sabari Mala pilgrim" game as well :(.
by Sachin
22 Nov 2018 13:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103381

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So can we assume that GoKL won't be escorting more women in the bracket? Have they realized it can't be done now? Because praying for more devotees means more difficult to escort women. Standard disclaimer: The pilgrims needs to understand the belief system at Sabari Mala themselves, and plan for e...
by Sachin
22 Nov 2018 11:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103381

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Updates at 1124Hrs 22/11/2018. Pilgrimage goes on with less foot-fall, and now GoKL and TDB praying for more devotees to come (and give them more money). A lot of people have mellowed down after the tongue lashing given by the Kerala High Court to the advocate general and the IGP who is now in charg...
by Sachin
21 Nov 2018 17:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
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Janam TV had an interview with ex-DGP of K.P; Sen Kumar IPS. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eil3sm-yoMs Rough paraphrasing: ⋅  0:38-01:34 :- Sec 144 Cr.PC is a law which can be easily misused. The police have powers to allow 100 people, but just stop/detain 6 people based on the "des...
by Sachin
21 Nov 2018 16:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103381

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This is a well thought out and a devious plan. With TDB and mantri in their pockets, they are now boldly aiming to subjugate and control the thantri This time around the Tantri (chief priest) have stuck to his guns. And one big positive aspect about him is that he only speaks when absolutely necces...
by Sachin
21 Nov 2018 11:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103381

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Updates 21/11/2018 1100Hrs Pilgrimage going on smoothly, but with much less foot-fall. This fact and with the drubbing of Kerala High Court; Restriction lifted; Pilgrims can rest at Valiya Nadapanthal {an area found sensitive by the police} . 8 BJP activists in preventive detention ; and they have a...
by Sachin
20 Nov 2018 21:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103381

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Sabarimala: 8 BJP activists in preventive detention. Main stream media is tom-tomming this incident as a "victory" to the police. It seems the police made the detention based on the inputs in the circular which was to have been prepared by BJP. The detention was because they exceeded the ...
by Sachin
20 Nov 2018 12:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103381

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Long ago there was a case where a Naxal suspect (most were innocents but few survived) was in this wonderful position when he got hold of a grenade or something, and blew the jeep up along with himself. The incident you mentioned happened in 1976 when a naxal A. Balakrishnan managed to put light to...
by Sachin
20 Nov 2018 11:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103381

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Updates on 20/11/2018 at 1135Hrs IST Pilgrimage is going on as usual but the foot fall has been quite less. Mathrubhumi's printed edition dated today, has a small news which says that two young women had come to Sabari Mala yesterday. They were from a pilgrim group which came from KA. The women poli...
by Sachin
19 Nov 2018 22:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103381

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Sasikala chechi reaches top of 18 steps. No problems. She is over the age bracket. So she has every right to be at the hill shrine. She is carrying the Irumudi kettu and thus eligible to climb up the 18 holy steps. She also had the choroonu ceremony of her grand child, which also was done. And she ...
by Sachin
19 Nov 2018 22:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103381

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Update as of 19/11/2018 2230Hrs The police have once again started pushing pilgrims out of the hill shrine area. There was a group (25-30 people) who have been singing Ayyappa Bhajans , and they have been now moved to a far away area. The police seems to have cleared this group out (and I don't thi...
by Sachin
19 Nov 2018 21:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4056
Views: 331718

Re: Internal Security Watch

Looks like we have forgotten the Bhima-Koregaon rioting case and the role of "Urban Naxals". Comrade poet Varavara Rao has been now neatly whisked away by Maharashtra Police. Hope he stops writing poetry, and start singing like a canary for a change. Bhima Koregaon case: Varavara Rao has b...
by Sachin
19 Nov 2018 21:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
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Updates as of 2100Hrs 19/11/2018 Sabarimala: HC slams Govt over police action. The High Court has asked very critical questions, and directed that pilgrims cannot be held as "hostages" in the GoKL attempt to implement the supreme court verdict. The DGP would also have to file a detailed re...
by Sachin
19 Nov 2018 16:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103381

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

I was just wondering why can't the pilgrims start the anti-MF Hussain tactic against K.P and Devaswom Board as well? Pilgrims who went to Sabari Mala and was not allowed to complete their pilgrimage by conducting all rituals; can they file a case of "hurting religious sentiments" in their ...
by Sachin
19 Nov 2018 15:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
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Updates 19/11/2018 1530Hrs. 1. Adv. General of Kerala comes in person to High Court and "explains" the reasons for the police measures at Sabari Mala shrine. The court said that Sabari Mala cannot be made a war front. The court has clearly said that old men & women, and pilgrims with ...
by Sachin
19 Nov 2018 13:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103381

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As per this report in Mathrubhumi (Malayalam) , Supreme Court has again said that all Sabari Mala related petitions can only be heard on or after Jan 22nd. Today was the day the Travancore Devaswom Board was to appeal to Supreme Court to put a stay on the verdict. Mathrubhumi (English) also reports ...
by Sachin
19 Nov 2018 12:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103381

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Updates at 19/11/2018 1200Hrs. ⋅  6 young women arrive in Kochi from Malabar for Sabarimala darshan. Most likely this would be from the "party villages" of CPI(M) from North Kerala districts like Kannur. SB CID seems to have collected the details of the women. But the police have...
by Sachin
19 Nov 2018 11:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103381

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

By the way, Kerala Police have officially informed the court that they have NOT been able to identify the police men seen on video vandalising vehicle of public, during the first round of protests. Which shows that police have no plans to play a fair game, and they are protecting rowdies in their r...

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