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"At the moment it looks like the future,Aditya Dhumal 3-29) drew with Sind 72 for 5. “The increased amount is too much and this means tax payers’ money meant for development purposes would get diverted for this scheme,000 to those scoring above 80 per cent in Class XII for which the PMC earmarked Rs 4 crore but had to shell out Rs 4. Endlaw was told by the Delhi Wakf Board that it has not given any legal sanctity on appointment of Imam and will soon hold a meeting in this regard.The anointment ceremony is scheduled for 22 Nov The court after hearing the arguments reserved its order and will pass an order later in the day The court was hearing three public interest litigations (PILs) filed that said Jama Masjid is a property of the Delhi Wakf Board and Maulana Syed Ahmed Bukhari (Shahi Imam) as its employee cannot appoint his son as Naib Imam Shahi Imam Jama Masjid Bukhari PTI During Wednesday’s hearing counsel for Archaeological Survey of India and the central government told the court that Jama Masjid is a historical monument and it has to be decided how rule of primogeniture will apply on succession of Imam or chief cleric The pleas said Bukhari’s decision to anoint his 19-year-old son Shaban Bukhari as the Naib Imam or the deputy Imam was wrong as there is no provision under the Wakf Act for hereditary appointment of the Imam "Despite knowing that the Imam is an employee of the Wakf Board and it’s the board which has the right to appoint an Imam he (Bukhari) has declared his 19-year-old son to be a Naib Imam and is holding a dastar bandi ceremony for the purpose which is purely anti-Islamic" the pleas said Jama Masjid is India’s largest mosque built during the Mughal era Besides the PILs asked the court to declare invalid the appointment of Bukhari as the Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid The pleas also alleged that there is a "complete anarchy and misuse of power" by the Shahi Imam of the Jama Masjid Bukhari recently sparked off a controversy by announcing that he has invited Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for the ceremony of anointing his son as the deputy Imam but did not feel the need to invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi IANS Written by Jaya Jaitly | Published: September 16 2014 2:06 am Statements coming from the chief minister do not indicate that there are reassuring competent professionals in government with a handle on ongoing relief measures Related News As August slipped into September Kashmir was its usual idyllic picturesque self The evening sun was gentle and golden readying to welcome the next phase of the tourist season Jewellery shops at Lal Chowk were open on Sundays heralding the wedding season Citizens in areas like Rajbagh Gogji Bagh Sonawar and Jawahar Nagar were tending their gardens for the next burst of chrysanthemums Roads were lined with shops signifying new development activity They had modern glass facades and offered the latest in tiles taps wall paint cement and upholstery The banks of the Jhelum were finally landscaped after lying unkempt for over 40 years Impending elections added to the sense of activity with local predictions from Muslims and Hindus alike that the BJP could well form the next government in the state albeit perhaps in coalition with the PDP It was expected to do well in Jammu and Ladakh and pick up a few seats in the Kashmir valley to stake a claim Most had given up on the National Conference A visitor familiar with the turbulence in Kashmir over the last 25 years would have noticed the sense of security stability and well being manifested by the frenetic construction activity going on in most areas from large new houses along the airport road to renovations in private dwellings and craft workshops and showrooms in the inner lanes of the old city Within the city one could see hostile wall slogans like “India go back” in only two or three places Most local residents toss off questions about the Hurriyat Conference’s Syed Ali Shah Geelani or Yasin Malik with dismissive comments about their irrelevance Chief Minister Omar Abdullah had recently taken to defending the cosy tea party between the Hurriyat and the Pakistan high commissioner The people described this as a sure sign that he felt politically weak and insecure They recalled how even Sheikh Abdullah at one time and during the last decade the PDP had done the same This backdrop is necessary as a contrast to the grave natural disaster that hit the state of Jammu & Kashmir and Pakistan Occupied Kashmir overnight The prime minister of India lost no time in personally assessing the damage and lending support to the disaster management effort The defence services which have been the target of politically organised dissent for so long have pulled out every stop to rescue stranded citizens Today several individuals are caught in a strange contradiction of their own making as they praise the army for itsrescue but curse the media for publicising this Disaster brought forth offers of mutual assistance from the political leadership of India and Pakistan although Pakistan’s elected leader is currently under a different kind of siege himself The significance of a mutually humanitarian approach must underline all future engagements between India and Pakistan India’s rescue efforts in the state and offer of help to Pakistan demonstrate a new sense of strength and confidence as a powerful but compassionate neighbour Our very own separatists are silent and missing in action instead of being seen wading through the river-like streets helping the distressed by running relief camps or taking food up onto rooftops It is understandable for the state government to claim that the police and civilian administration have been cut-off from communication just like everyone else The state apparatus could not have remained untouched by the ferocious floods However there are senior officials on dry ground and others from Delhi have stationed themselves in the state Statements coming from the chief minister do not indicate that there are reassuring competent professionals in government with a handle on ongoing relief measures The state goverment should be putting out information about the kind of operations being undertaken in different areas the phone numbers of control rooms that can accept or provide details regarding missing or stranded persons and even regular weather updates and health warnings Today people are dependent on rumours and word of mouth to trace missing relatives or access their bodies from the morgue Officials should have learned from earlier disasters like the cyclone in Odisha and the earthquake in Kutch and not be missing in action a week after the disaster struck Unfortunately civil and political administrators in Kashmir have been spoiled by the luxury and indolence of present times Some citizens too who have for many years expressed aggressive political dissent at every inconvenience that is commonly prevalent elsewhere in the country believe that by pelting stones at rescue helicopters they are doing a service to their hapless compatriots Special status for Kashmir seems to have morphed into a self-serving demand that does no good when the tragedy that nature’s fury has unleashed requires everyone to work and act with one heart and one mind The writer is a former president of the Samata Party For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Asit K Biswas | Published: July 7 2012 1:08 am Related News Why must households pay first-rate costs for third-grade water delivery Water management in Indias big cities is worse than everthough both technologically and economicallythere is no reason why citizens should not have uninterrupted access to safe water The problems and solutions are well knownand yetthe situation has only deteriorated in cities like DelhiChennai or Mumbai The standard excusethat there is not enough waterseems valid on the surfacebut further study reveals that the urban water crisis is avoidableand entirely created by institutional and management deficiencies and lack of sustained political will Take the case of Delhi Jal Board (DJB)from whom it is impossible to get any reliable information When we forced the DJB to provide available data under the Right to Information Actwe were surprised at how a utility with over a billion dollars in assets could be run in such a cavalier fashionwith unreliable or anecdotal information For exampleit does not reliably know how many consumers it haswhat their per capita water use ishow much water it loses due to leakages and unauthorised connectionshow much staff it has per 1000 connections It does not have a business plan on cash flow and expenditure for the next five yearslet alone over the long-term It is simply impossible to manage any large businesspublic or privatewithout a goodfunctional and up-to-date management information system Furthermorethe DJBs management process is fundamentally flawed In other countrieswater utilities are managed by professionals who are responsible and held accountable for their performance The head of DJB is an IAS officer whowhen she or he takes chargeknows virtually nothing about wateror how a large and complex utility should be professionally managed The average tenure of such officers is shortusually two-and-a-half to three years By the time they understand the complexities of the problem and start planning solutionsthey are gone They are never held accountablefor their performance In contrastthe average stay of a utility head in an important US or European utility is around eight years They are selected on the basis of their ability to run a major utilityand directly accountable for the performance of the utilities Unless Indian megacities also hire professional utility managerstheir water-related problems will only get worse Current water losses from major urban centres run from 35 to 60 per cent This means some one-third to two-thirds of treated water never reaches the intended consumers Yeta city like Phnom Penh has reduced its water losses from nearly 80 per cent in 1993 to 5 per cent in 2011 through professional management The current director general of Phnom Penhs water supply authority had spent some 18 years on the job During his tenurethe city successfully provided clean water that could be drunk straight from the tap Water is available 24 hours a day for both rich and poor households Every household pays for clean water Phnom Penhs is a public water utility where consumers pay for operationmaintenance and investment costs It does not receive any funds from the city It provides excellent service and has been consistently profitable over the past decade In contrasteach household in a city like Delhi has been forced to become a mini-utility When water comes for a few hours a dayeach household stores it in underground tanksand then pumps it to an overhead tank Each household has its own treatment system provided by the private sector Ten years agopeople used simple carbon filtersnow they are being forced to use membranes and reverse osmosis to treat water because of the steady deterioration of water quality Even when households receive water free from a citythey pay for construction of underground and overhead tankscleaning of both the tanks every two monthselectricity costs for pumping up water several times each dayand operation and maintenance of water treatment systems from a private sector company Our analyses for Kolkata show that if the corporation provided water service efficientlyand if all households paid for these services fairlythey would save at least 35 per cent of what they are paying now Unfortunatelyall households in cities like DelhiKolkataMumbai or Chennai are now paying first-rate costs for third-grade water delivery services Cities have been offering many excuses for this incompetencebut there is no persuasive technicaleconomic or social reason why Indian cities cannot have 24-hour drinkable water services The fact that not a single Indian city has such a service is an indictment on the terrible status of urban water management Asit K Biswas is the founder of the Third World Centre for Water Management and Distinguished Visiting Professor of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public [email protected] For all the latest 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