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Days after the #CoromandelExpress tragedy, I called a friend who’s a powerloom worker from #Odisha in #Surat. He shared a passenger-list, with phone numbers. Relatives of missing folk were using it to find loved ones. I began to call random non-AC passengers. A thread 1/n
Dozens of men in their 20s and 30s from #WestBengal on the #CoromandelExpress were to take connecting trains to #Kerala, to go to work 2000-odd km from home. Most were school dropouts, construction workers, masons, painters, unskilled labourers, driven to migrate for livelihoods
Daily wages in #Kerala are considerably higher, almost Rs 800; accommodation clean; some contractors employed Bengali cooks and helpers for the workers. They could earn Rs 20,000-Rs 25,000 a month, it was a decent income, they could build assets at home.
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June 2023 update of all the upcoming expressways in India:

1. 🛣 Delhi-Katra Expressway (NHAI) -
650 km - 4 Lane - Under construction.

2. 🛣 Amritsar-Jamnagar Expressway (NHAI) - 1256 km - 4/6 Lane - Under construction.

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3. 🛣 Ahmedabad-Dholera Expressway (NHAI) - 109 km - 4 Lane - Under construction.

4. 🛣 Ahmedabad-Tharad Expressway (NHAI) - 214 km - 6 Lane - Land acquisition underway.

5. 🛣 Ganga Expressway (Meerut-Prayagraj) (UPEIDA) - 594 km - 6 Lane - Under construction.

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6. 🛣️ Gorakhpur Link Expressway (UPEIDA) - 91 km - 4 Lane - Under construction.

7. 🛣️ Bangalore-Chennai Expressway (NHAI) - 261 km - 4 Lane - Under construction.

8. 🛣️ Chittoor-Thatchur Expressway (NHAI) - 116 km - 6 Lane - Under construction.

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Former DGP's Startling Revelations of the Sabarimala Controversy: Kerala Communists in a Spot

How many of you remember the Save Sabarimala agitation? It's only been four years since the agitation took place in 2018.

#Kerala #KeralaStory #Sabarimala

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But the horrible memories of those days still linger in the minds of every devotee who fought to ensure that the Sabarimala traditions were not broken by a bunch of atheists.

#Kerala #KeralaStory #sabarimala

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Horrible, because this was a very rare occasion, when a ruling atheistic state government decided to use its entire might to break the traditions of a popular temple. Millions of devotees were disturbed and hurt.

#Kerala #KeralaStory #keralastoryreal

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"Secular" Kerala Story of Madrasa Students Atmika and Aishika

Kerala is once again becoming a glowing example of "secularism." The story reported by Asianet News revolves around Atmika, a 6th standard student, and her younger sister, who is in the first standard.

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What makes them "unique"? They both study at a nearby madrasa. Every morning, they wake up early and attend "secular" classes on the Quran and Arabic. Afterward, they proceed to their regular school.
These sisters are the children of "secular parents," Babu and Kavitha. I believe these two parents deserve “an award” for their approach. Babu and Kavitha probably understood that the culture their children were born into, had "nothing positive to offer."
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1/Mega famous Malayali #LULU MALLS are not being set up in #muslim dominated towns of #Kerala, like Kannur, Kasaragod, Kozhikode or Malappuram.  Instead, It goes to Ernakulam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam, now Palakkad, Coimbatore & Bangalore. You know why?
2/ Firstly, he does not want to disturb the business of small shops run by the #Muslims in these Muslim dominated areas.  And by setting up a mall in the land of the 'Kafirs', he can destroy the small businesses owned by the #Kafirs #Hindus.
3/Secondly, he recruits 20,000 employees in a mall.  Of these, 15,000 are muslim youth and

5000 are #Hindu women. Thus 15,000 men interact with 5000 young Kafir (Hindu) girls - potential for “Love Jihad” at its best.  Most of the girls are silent because their job is at stake.
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Controversial Welcome for Sexual Harassment Accused Savad Sha: Kerala

Do you remember Savad Sha? No, he isn’t a celebrity. He was arrested for sexually harassing his co-passenger in a KSRTC bus on May 19th. He was released on bail yesterday.

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Now comes the funny part. Savad was garlanded and welcomed by the All Kerala Men's Association outside the Aluva Sub jail upon being released on bail yesterday. Here's a video of the "welcome" he received.
President of this association Ajit Kumar, now claims that Savad is innocent and this was done by the victim to increase her Instagram following.
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"Unscientific Rituals to be Prevented": Kerala HC

Here is another judgment from the Kerala High Court that feels like a slap in the face for those following the indigenous faith in Kerala.
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In a plea moved against a man to stop ritualistic animal sacrifice in a temple like structure he built at his residence, the court quoted Ambedkar: "True religious practice should be guided by reason, equality, and humanistic values rather than blind adherence to traditions.
All unhealthy, unscientific, and deleterious practices are to be prevented, even if they are done in the name of religion." I read this again to make sure I was reading it right. The court has quoted Ambedkar on a matter concerning a religious ritual.
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#BREAKING “All unhealthy, unscientific and deleterious practices are to be prevented, even if it is done in the name of religion” - Kerala High Court.

HC made this observation while ordering against ritualistic sacrifice of birds and animals in a private residence.

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Quoting Ambedkar, High Court says :

“As opined by none other than Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, true religious practice should be guided by reason, equality and humanistic values, rather than blind adherence to traditions”.
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Kerala HC rejects the argument that animal sacrifice being an essential and integral part of the religious belief and practice, cannot be interfered with even if it causes nuisance to others.
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India is a veritable #TowerofBabel, with more than two dozen official languages and hundreds of dialects.

This has caused lots of tension because everyone wants to preserve their culture. There's also the feeling that there should be some link language to connect the whole.
For a long time, #English was the link language, but self-styled nationalists, especially from the ruling #BJP, felt this was a betrayal of "Indian" values.

So they kept pushing for the use of #Hindi as the #NationalLanguage.

But Hindi is not even spoken by a majority (>50%) of Indians. It is merely spoken by the most Indians.

So people of other ethnicities worry that under Hindi domination, their languages would disappear.

A three-language formula was suggested as far back as the 1960s.

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Man Arrested for Sexual Harassment in a Bus:Kerala

Savad Sha, is a name that has gained popularity in Kerala since last evening, albeit for the wrong reasons. He was arrested for misbehaving with a girl in a bus. Attached are his images from his Facebook profile.

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The incident came to light after the girl, Nanditha, took to social media to talk about it and also posted a video of the incident that she herself shot. From the images, it appears that he is associated with the Muslim League of Kerala in some manner.
So, this is what Nanditha narrates in her video: She was on her way from Thrissur to Kochi when Savad boarded the bus and sat on a reserved women's seat next to Nanditha. Soon, the man started touching her inappropriately.
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#Monsoon2023 Onset Conditions slowly evolving at the background over S-SE Bay as Lower level wind flow seen getting back to normal after got disturbed last week by #CycloneMocha . Cross Eq Flow/ITCZ associated rains likely over Nicobar Islands from 18th May.
If we observe the above animation closely ,I have drawn a line for understanding the progression of Monsoon as we could see the cross Eq flow slowly establishing &extending NW gradually as days progress. This is how Bay branch monsoon progress into #srilanka (25/26th May)
Zonally oriented East-west shear line in the lower troposphere also seen appearing in the next 4-5 days extending from S.Arb sea into Andaman &Nicobar islands. This is also criterion considered for Monsoon arrival over Bay islands Image
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"In March 2023 the #Forest #Conservation Amendment bill was plaed before the LokSabha. Ms Prakriti Srivastava,IFS (PCCF #Kerala) & I jointly wrote a submission to the Joint Parliamentary Committee, link provided at the end of the (long) thread. 1/n
highlighting the imp pts:
Fundamental changes in the proposed bill:
a)Limits the scope & ambit of the original FCA (1980), removing crucial safeguards from a vast majority of India's #biodiverse rich #forests, thereby opens the floodgates for diversion for other uses
b) Undoes many provisions of the existing #ForestConservationAct; c) dilutes the 202/1996 #SupremeCourt ‘Godavarman’ #judgement, overturns its #conservation gains
(d) facilitates privatisation of forests to create plantations
e) shifts focus from conservation of forests to 3/n
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1. #DemographicChange in #Kerala
190168.50 %13.9 %17.5%
201154.9 %18.4%26.6%
In 1901 Hindus constituted 68.5% of Kerala’s population but conversion of lower caste Hindus to Christianity, and ..2.. Image
2. explosive rate of child birth among M has resulted in decline of population of Hindus. As per 2011 census, H are just 54.9% and their population is plummeting. On 19 Feb 2021, the PFI took out a procession where RSS men were tied in chains. Intelligent people must ..cont 3..
3. observe that though they want to put all H in chains but they cannot openly say so as it amounts to an act that destroys communal harmony, the procession can be banned and organizers arrested. To circumvent the law, they depicted H as RSS (though not all H are RSS ..cont..4..
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12 Divya darshans of Shri krishna

1. Shri Dwarkadhish Mandir,
Dwarka, Gujarat

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2. Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi Mandir, Mathura, UttarPradesh Image
3. Shri Krishna Mandir , Guruvayur, #Kerala Image
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Let me give u a quick update on whats happening in #Kerala.
Its hilarious how Commie plans have backfired. 😄

PM MODI plans to take development plans to Kerala, this has threatened the commies. Image
To get a few brownie points CM Pinnarayi wrote a letter to PM MODI asking for a #VandeBharat to Kerala.

CM knew its a lil difficult to execute, so letter was a challenge under the garb of a request.

Commies wr shocked when Vande Bharat for Kerala ws approved by Center.😄 Image
The original plan of Pinnarayi Vijayan was to bring a semi-high speed train— silverline project. That project will now go down the drain as Vande Bharat will get priority. Going by commie reputation— Silverline wld hv profited the local politicians and not the commuters. Image
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1/3 Many people asked me whats happening in #Kerala
My answer:
~U forgot TSD (the secret #MilitaryIntelligence unit’s) 1st soldier was arrested from Kerala.
~U forgot forget #NambiNarayanan was arrested from Kerala
~U forgot a Malayali was the defence Minster in Nehru’s……
2/3 ~U forgot that it was during another Malayali’s term as a Defence Minister (#AkAntony) that we lost some more land to China and Defence’s progress stalled.
~U forgot that communists from this state supported China during 1962.
~U forgot that when rest of India snubbed……
3/3 U forgot that #RSS and #Communists have been fighting a survival of the fittest war in Kerala. But have no doubt that I am a proud Malayali and a proud Indian. I am just glad that the inimical elements from Kerala are now being exposed. 👍 #AchheDin
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With the cacophony over #Elephant #Arikomban, lets understand how such #elephants are 'made', and #conflict created. As per a #Kerala cabinet decision taken in August 2002, 559 families of landless tribals were settled on 276 ha land in #Chinnakanal during 2003. The then 1/9 Image
DFO (#Munnar) #PrakritiSrivastava objected: it was prime #elephant habitat & corridor, the consequences would be disasterous. Within a year, human-elephant conflict had escalated. Giving pattas wily-nily w/o w/o #forest dept inputs #wildlife consideration is best avoided 2/9 representative image from t...
The settlement opened the floodgates. #tourism resorts mushroomed, encroachments were ignored, regularlised chocking passage for #wildlife Conflict exacerbated exponentially-huge loss of crops, people were killed.As a former Kerala IAs officer puts it 3/9 Image
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‘Misuse’ of CM Disaster Relief Fund: #Kerala Lok Ayukta Refers Complaint Against Chief Minister @pinarayivijayan, Others To Full Bench After Difference Of Opinion

@pinarayivijayan @navya_benny The bench of Justice Cyriac Joseph and Justice Harun-ul-Rashid had difference of opinion over the basic issue that whether the action of the respondents can be subjected to investigation under Kerala Lok Ayukta Act, and on the merits of allegations.
@pinarayivijayan @navya_benny Under Section 7 (1) of the Kerala Lok Ayukta Act, where there is difference of opinion between the Lok Ayukta and the Upa-Lok Ayukta, the action shall be investigated by the Lok Ayukta and both the Upa-Lok Ayuktas together and the decision of the majority shall prevail.
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#भारत का एक ऐसा त्यौहार जिसमे पुरुष, महिलाओं का वेश धारण कर करते है पूजा अर्चना❣️केरल के कोटमकुलंगरा के चामयविलक के देवी मंदिर में एक विशेष त्योहार होता है जिसे "चंगुल कुट्टि" या "चंगुल कुट्टिका" नाम से जाना जाता है

#Bharat #Sanatan @incredibleindia #IncredibleIndia #Satyaagrah
It is a unique festival and probably the only one of its kind in the world, where men dress up in traditional women's dress and offer prayers. This is the #Chamayavilakku festival at the #Kottankulangara Sree Devi Temple in #Kerala's #Kollam district
The #Kottankulangara Devi Temple is a #Hindu #temple to the goddess Durga #Bhagavathy or #AadiShakthi, the supreme mother of power, located in the village of Chavara, #Kerala#India
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#Kerala Jisha murder case:

Imagine brutality, before dying Jisha asked for water and accused Ameerul Islam gave her alcohol instead.

We often talk about the Nirbhaya case, let me tell you about the nirbhaya of Kerala. Image
In April 2016, Jisha, A law student and Dalit, was alone in her house. 23-year-old Ammerul Islam forcefully entered her house to take REVENGE by Raping her.

When she resisted his advances, he stabbed her more than 30 times and her chest was pierced with a dagger. There were……
He threw the murder weapon into a nearby building and fled to Tamil Nadu.

Now, he is in jail and requested the honourable Supreme court to transfer him to Assam jail.
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Muslims and Christians in Kerala Temple festival committee: Have you heard of the popular Thirumandhamkunnu Bhagavathy temple in Malappuram district of Kerala?
#Communists #Kerala #temples #pooram #Malabar #keralamodel #secularism #sickularism #Hinduism #sanatani
The Pooram (temple festival) this year is to be held between April 11th- April 23rd, 2023. This is purportedly a list of the temple festival committee members. For those of you who can’t read Malayalam, let me list the names in the highlighted boxes.
#Communists #Kerala
1) Honorable MP Abdussamad Samadani (Indian Union Muslim League)
2) Ms. Rafeeqa (District Panchayat President)
3) Ms. Shaharban (District Panchayat Member)
4) Ms. Saeeda teacher
4) Mr. Abutahir
5) Mr. Manjalamkuzhi Ali MLA (Indian Union Muslim League)
6) Mr. Jose Varghese
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Asianet News moves Kerala High Court seeking police protection after SFI workers had forcibly entered its Kochi office. Matter to be heard today by Justice N Nagaresh.

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The matter has been taken up.

Advocate for Asianet : on March 3, kochi offices were ransacked. Almost all asianet offices are receiving phone threats also.

Justice Nagaresh: but don't all news channels and papers get calls like that saying it was fake news etc?
Justice Nagaresh: have you filed complaints regarding any of the telephonic threats?

Adv takes the court through some complaints Asianet has filed

Justice Nagaresh: what other than telephonic and social media threats have you faced ?
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1921 Malabar riots, Gandhi and a Malayalam Movie:
Malabar riots of 1921 often called the “Moplah rebellion” is a topic that was not discussed openly in Kerala until recently (“Moplah” is a term used to refer to Kerala Muslims)
Moplah riots have always been whitewashed by the Congress and the left historians as freedom struggle against the British. However, the reality is something else!
Any sensible society would know that reopening old wounds can only disturb the goodwill that exists in the society between various communities. Therefore, these riots were never a part of political discourse at least in the last 30-40 years.
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I have been researching relocation of people from #ProtectedAreas - v contentious – and also v nuanced. There r many issues/problems related to it, which I hope to discuss/address in my #PhD but here I share some good practices in #Wayanad #Kerala of people moving out from 1/6
#forests outside PAs. The people apply & then are funded. Conflict with #elephants is acute. Most-not all-people esp the younger generation have aspirations for better #education, jobs etc when they move out but find themselves disadvantaged as they lived in remote #forests 2/6
There is rarely skilling & other such support provided post relocation. But here, in #Wayanad the #Kerala #Forest Dept #RebiuldKerala has a program to provide skills to rebuild the lives of the displaced such as tailoring, electrical, driving etc 3/6
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