|Sunday, February 13, 2000,
Review decision on
2 held for printing forged visas
We wont brook interference:
PM calls for coalition government
Army to induct 1,400 more officers
Mussoorie has heavy snow after 16
DMK for federal form of govt
Kakkar to assess
situation in Jammu
BJP-BJD combine promises clean
Govt allays fears on CTBT
RSS issue to open
NLFT militant held
CM asks Dal to change conference
Review decision on Water: Governor
BHOPAL Feb 12 (UNI, PTI) Madhya Pradesh Governor Bhai Mahavir has advised the state government to reconsider its decision to allow Deepa Mehta to shoot her controversial film "Water in the state.
The Governors advice came during the course of a telephonic conversation with Chief Minister Digvijay Singh, according to Raj Bhavan sources today.
The sources quoted the Governor questioning the need to create further "tensions in the state.
However, Mr Digvijay Singh is reported to have defended his decision saying he was duty-bound to protect the Constitution which provided the right to freedom of expression. Besides, he pointed out that the script had been cleared by the BJP-led Central Government.
To this, the Governor retorted that the Centre had also endorsed the Gujarat Governments decision to permit its employees to take part in the RSS activities while he (Mr Singh) had spoken against it.
Maheshwar, suggested by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijay Singh to Deepa Mehta as an alternative to Varanasi for the shooting of "Water" is a small town of temples built by Rani Ahilya Bai. It has beautiful ghats, like those in Varanasi. If Varanasi is famous for its Banarsi sarees, Maheshwar is known for its own Maheshwari sarees. But the similarity between the two ends there as Maheshwar had never been known for vidhva ashramas (shelters for widows).
This has apparently made the film- maker reluctant to say "yes" to Mr Digvijay Singh when she called on him in Bhopal earlier this week. Changing the location from Varanasi to Maheshwar would require changes in the script to provide credibility to the film and changing the script would mean accepting defeat something to which Deepa would not agree.
TIRUCHIRAPPALLI: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi condemned the widespread protests against the shooting of Deepa Mehtas controversial film "Water" in Varanasi saying the issue needed to be handled carefully by all concerned.
The protests were against the freedom of expression, he told reporters here.
CHENNAI: BJP General Secretary Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday justified the protests by Hindu organisations like Bajrang Dal, against Ms Deepa Mehtas controversial film "Water" which depicts the lives of Hindu widows in Varanasi.
He alleged that portions
of the films script were deliberately leaked by the
films producer a Canadian firm, and director
Deepa Mehta to get pre publicity to ensure its commercial
2 held for printing forged
NEW DELHI, Feb 12 The Delhi police is probing a nexus between Patiala-based travel agents and the terrorist organisations still active in Punjab.
The nexus came to light following the arrest of Ravi Kumar of Katwaria Sarai, who was arrested from the Karol Bagh area of the central district of Delhi police. Ravi was allegedly involved in forged passport and visa racket.
"Interrogation of Ravi Kumar, alias Shiva, has revealed the nexus between the travel agents and terrorists," Joint Commissioner of Police (Northern Range) Suresh Roy said today.
The Delhi police has sent teams to different districts of Punjab to verify the antecedents of the travel agents with whom Ravi had contacts. The police teams would also explore the possible links of the suspected travel agents with terrorist organisations. The police has identified 15 travel agents in this context.
Senior police officers, however, refused to divulge the names of the terrorist outfits with whom these travel agents had links. The police said, "investigations were in the preliminary stages."
The police said Ravi Kumar allegedly ran a racket of printing of forged visa and other travel documents.
The travel agents allegedly took the help of Ravi in getting visas and other travel documents.
Ravi had his office at his residence and used to get visas and other documents from Chennai. The visas were being printed in Singapore, the police said.
He has been doing this for the past seven years. He has sent 400 persons abroad on forged visas, majority of whom were reportedly from Punjab.
He used to contact visa seekers through several travel agents in the state.
The police said the accused used to forged visas of UK, USA, Australia, Europe, Canada, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Switzerland and Austria. The police seized 64 visas from his flat.
Besides, 10 colour copies of European visas, 13 Indian passports, an imported electronic typewriter and a high quality ink remover were also seized from his flat.
Some of the passports recovered from his possession are genuine and some are stolen. The stolen ones were provided to him by a resident of Gole Market near Connaught Place in the Capital.
During interrogation Ravi Kumar disclosed that in the Capital he operated through mobile phones.
On the basis of his interrogation the police has arrested Jindal Kumar, who allegedly worked as a sub agent of the accused.
The visa seekers had to pay between Rs 1 to 2 lakh to travel agents. The persons travelling on these visas were given peculiar routes so that the visas were not detected.
The accused also
provided new passports to the travel agents by changing
photographs of the traveller on the passports. He had
improvised methods of removing and fixing photographs and
lamination papers. The accused also used to give the code
number on the visa, the police said.
We wont brook interference: PM
NEW DELHI, Feb 12 (PTI) The Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, today asserted that India would not brook any interference in its internal affairs or "allow others to meddle in its bilateral relations or problems".
"Todays India is ready to play its part in shaping a new and equitable international order. While we will not brook interference in our internal affairs, we are ready to engage with any country in a cooperative framework," he told a conference on contributions by the people of Indian origin (PIO) here.
Mr Vajpayees categorical remarks come close on the heels of statements by the US President, Mr Bill Clinton, the Secretary of State, Mr Madeiline Albright, the Defence Secretary, Mr William Cohen and senior American officials that Washington was prepared to offer its assistance to resolve the Kashmir issue.
New Delhi has maintained that it will not accept any third-party mediation, involvement of outside interference in bilateral issues, including Kashmir which had to be resolved only by India and Pakistan.
He told the non-resident Indians and PIOs to articulate New Delhis position on a more sustained basis on issues like Kashmir and state-sponsored terrorism.
Asserting that a self-confident India was "marching ahead to economic prosperity, social justice and equality", Mr Vajpayee asked the PIOs to "play leading roles in governments and political parties abroad" as they had done in the economies of their respective countries.
Describing the PIOs as
"our unofficial ambassadors", the Prime
Minister exhorted them to communicate to the world about
the "reality of a new and resurgent India" as
they had done during the Kargil conflict and the Indian
Airlines hijack crisis.
PM calls for coalition government
KHAGARIA (Bihar), Feb 12 (PTI) Leaders of the NDA today shared an election platform with Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee for the first time in the Bihar poll with Mr Vajpayee favouring a coalition government if the alliance was voted to power.
After the bickerings over seat sharing in the run up to the polls, Samata Party leader Nitish Kumar, JD(U) president Sharad Yadav and Communications Minister Ram Vilas Paswan addressed an election meeting here along with the Prime Minister launching a full scale attack on the RJD government in Bihar accusing it of failure on all fronts. The Bihar Peoples Party of Anand Mohan Singh was, however, conspicuous by its absence.
Favouring a coalition
government in Bihar because it alone would be "able
to address the diverse needs of the people", Mr
Vajpayee said: "We will like our NDA partners in
Bihar Samata, JD(U) and Bihar Peoples Party
to form a coalition regime after our victory in
the Assembly poll.
Army to induct 1,400 more officers
NEW DELHI, Feb 12 (PTI) To overcome acute shortage of junior officers, the army has chalked out an action plan to induct about 1400 "additional" officers by the end of 2001 by restructuring training programmes for cadets and curtailing their duration for two years.
Thereafter, the Army plans to boost training capacities of the academies to increase annual intake by at least 1,000 personnel to make up for large scale deficiencies in the officer cadre.
"While the overall shortage in the region is 30 per cent, the deficiencies in the ranks of captains and lieutenants are as high as 40 per cent", Additional Director General (Manpower) Maj Gen R.M. Chadha told reporters here.
With extensive involvement of the Army in combating insurgency coupled with enhanced militancy, particularly in the post-Kargil period, such large scale deficiencies of young officers can no longer be ignored, he said.
Maj Gen Chadha said without diluting standards, the restructured training has been tailored to suit both immediate and long term requirements of the Army.
The NDA and direct entry cadets would still undergo training for three-and-half years and one year respectively without any reduction in the "core training events", especially designed to prepare them as junior leaders, he said.
He said core subjects like tactics, weapon handling, map reading, radio telephoning, battle and physical efficiency and leadership motivation would not be condensed.
There would, however, be no reduction in training for cadets at Officers Training Academy in Chennai or for the Technical Graduate and Army Cadet College streams at the IMA who undergo training for nine months and one year respectively.
What has recently resulted in increased enthusiasm amongst the youth for service in the forces was a "successful image projection campaign" coupled with the realisation that the Army offered both an honourable career and an improved pay package, Maj Gen Chadha said.
The enthusiasm increased considerably after the successful "Operation Vijay" in Kargil, he said, adding that the number of applications in 1999 for the IMA was 1.70 lakh and for NDA 2.63 lakh as against 80,000 to one lakh applicants a few years ago.
With such positive response from the youth, he said the Army has decided to be equally responsive in meeting these aspirations by opening up all avenues to absorb additional cadets in the training academies without lowering the selection criteria.
Allaying fears that the
Army officers may gain seniority over their naval and Air
Force counterparts with restructured training, he said
"such apprehensions are unfounded since there is no
inter-service connectivity in any way".
Mussoorie has heavy snow after 16 years
DEHRADUN, Feb 12 (UNI) The fresh spell of heavy snowfall which began in this region two days ago was the heaviest and most widespread in the past 16 years.
Pauri Garhwal experienced snowfall after about 20 years and Mussoorie saw such heavy snow after 16 years. The Dehradun-Mussoorie road remained blocked yesterday due to more than a foot thick blanket of snow.
Electricity supply and telecom lines were badly disrupted throughout the region which is still in the grip of a cold wave. This has been the fifth round of snow in the Garhwal Himalayas this winter.
Attendance in schools, colleges and government offices in the region has been affected due to the severe winter it is experiencing this year.
A two to four feet-thick blanket of snow is covering Chakrata now. Temperatures in Nainital are two degrees below zero and Munsiyari in Kumaon saw heavy snow after a long time.
SRINAGAR (Garhwal): Fresh moderate to heavy snowfall was reported from Roopkund, Badni Bugagal and Auli Bugayal and holy Himalayan shrines Badrinath, Kedarnath, Rudernath and Tungnath areas of the Garhwal hills during past 36 hours resulting in severe cold wave conditions and disrupting normal life in many areas in Alaknanda, Mandakani, Pinder, Neti and Urgam valleys.
Ski centre Auli experienced intermittent snowfall, several feet thick (above five feet).
Reports from various
parts of Garhwal said roads had been blocked in between
and Joshimath-Tapo Van in the border district Chamoli.
DMK for federal form of govt
ARANTANGI, Feb 12 (UNI) Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) President and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi said the DMK was not for any change in the basic structure of the Constitution, while stating that its review was necessary to have a federal set up of government and for grant of more autonomy to the states.
Campaigning for MGR ADMK candidate C. Anbarasan, who is contesting the Arantangi seat in the byelections, here last night, Mr Karunanidhi said the leaders of the National Democratic Alliance, including Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, were also against making changes to the basic tenets of the Constitution.
He came down heavily on All-India Anna DMK supremo J. Jayalalitha for opposing a constitutional review and said AIADMK leader, in her party general council meeting on August 18, 1996, moved a resolution urging the Centre to amend the Constitution to have a presidential form of government.
Taking strong exception to the reported remark of Tamil Maanila Congress President G.K. Moopanar that the DMK government had concealed the truth behind the smuggling of rice to Bangalore from Tuticorin, he said some persons had been arrested in connection with the incident and further investigation was on.
Mr Karunanidhi pointed out that Ms Jayalalitha, who was convicted by the special court for her corrupt practices, had now come to the streets canvassing for votes, and asked the people to reject her.
Criticising the AIADMK-TMC alliance, MGR Kazahgam President R.M. Veerappan said Mr Moopanar would soon realise that he had committed a blunder by forging an alliance with Ms Jayalalitha.
Tamizhaga Rajiv Congress President Vazhapadi K. Ramamurthy said the state politics was in a severe crisis at present and those who wanted to overcome the crisis should support Mr Karunanidhi.
Stating that Ms Jayalalitha was the first politician in the country to be convicted in a corruption case, he warned the people to sideline her.
Marumalarchi DMK general
secretary Vaiko, Pattali Makkal Katchi founder leader
Ramadoss and MGR ADMK general secretary S.
Thirunavukkarasu also addressed the meeting.
Kakkar to assess situation in
NEW DELHI, Feb 12 Home Minister L.K. Advani has asked Special Secretary (Internal Security) T.R. Kakkar to visit Jammu and make an on-the-spot assessment of the situation there in the wake of bomb explosions which has claimed nine lives.
The decision to send Mr Kakkar was taken after Minister of State for Civil Aviation Chaman Lal Gupta had a meeting with the Home Minister. Mr Gupta is also an MP from Jammu.
Mr Kakkar is likely to visit the city in the next few days and make an assessment, especially of the prevailing law and order situation. He will submit his report to the Home Minister after the visit.
Nine persons were killed and two injured in the two bomb blasts in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir on two consecutive days earlier this week.
According to reports, the Minister of State for Civil Aviation during his meeting with the Home Minister expressed concern over the deteriorating law and order situation in the city. He pointed out that Pakistan was deliberately trying to step up terrorist activities in the Jammu region to provoke communal clashes and create panic among the minority community.
Meanwhile, the Minister of State for Commerce and Industries, Mr Omar Abdullah, also condemned the two blasts in Jammu and said these were an act of frustration on the part of militants.
"The militants, who are facing tremendous pressure from security forces in the Kashmir valley, are now targeting innocent civilians in Jammu," he said.
Mr Omar Abdullah, who is
the son of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Farooq
Abdullah said the state government was determined to see
an early end to militancy in the state. "These
dastardly killings will not deter the government in its
resolve to bring peace to the state".
BJP-BJD combine promises clean govt
BHUBANESWAR, Feb 12 (PTI) The BJP-BJD combine today promised a responsible, efficient and transparent government in Orissa if the alliance was voted to power in the ensuing assembly elections in the state.
The two alliance partners, who released their Common Minimum Programme (CMP) at a joint press conference here, also pledged to ensure a corruption-free administration and set up a special court to try corruption cases in high places. All charges of corruption during the last five years of Congress rule would be enquired into, they said.
The CMP, released by BJD President Naveen Patnaik, its working president Nalinikant Mohanty, BJPs central observer Pyarelal Khandelwal and Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Jual Oram assured the people that the alliance would work for accelerating the pace of economic development of the state and divert 70 per cent of the plan money for rural sector.
Interestingly, the CMP is totally silent on the issue of special category status for Orissa, one of the main promises given to the people by BJD when the regional outfit was formed three years ago.
The CMP assured to
ensure communal harmony and social equality under a
BJP-BJD regime. A minority commission would be set up and
steps would be taken for the development of minority
communities, it said.
Govt allays fears on CTBT
NEW DELHI, Feb 12 (PTI) The government tonight allayed apprehensions of any linkage between US President Bill Clintons visit to India and New Delhi signing the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) by ruling out such a possibility until a broad national consensus was evolved.
The assurance was given
by Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee to a high-level
Congress delegation led by Leader of the Opposition in
the Rajya Sabha Manmohan Singh.
CHENNAI, Feb 12 (PTI)
Tamil Maanila Congress President G K Moopanar
suffered a minor injury when a makeshift stage collapsed
soon after his address at an election meeting at
Nellikkuppam town in Tamil Nadu yesterday, TMC sources
said here today. As soon as the meeting was over, a
section of the crowd, eager to shake hands with him,
gathered around the stage and tried to climb onto it,
leading to its collapse, the sources said. Mr Moopanar
received a minor injury on one of his legs.
RSS issue to open Pandoras box
CHENNAI, Feb 12 (UNI) BJP general secretary M. Venkaiah Naidu today endorsed Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhis view that permitting state government employees to become members of organisations like the RSS would open up a Pandoras box.
Addressing a press conference here, he said the BJP had no organic links with the RSS and also denied any differences between partners in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) on the issue in the wake of the Gujarat Governments order lifting the ban on government workers joining the RSS.
Asked about Mr Karunanidhis letter to Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee on the issue, he said he agreed with the views expressed by Mr Karunanidhi whom he respected as a seasoned political leader and an able administrator.
Stressing that the RSS was not a political organisation, Mr Naidu said it was for the state governments to take their own stand on this issue. The RSS was an independent social and cultural organisation, he added.
Leaders like Jayaprakash
Narayan and those of many other big political parties in
the past had participated in RSS functions, Mr Naidu
NLFT militant held
AGARTALA, Feb 12 (PTI) A hardcore National Liberation Front of Tripura militant has been arrested near the Governors house here.
The militant of the banned outfit, Uttam Rupini, was nabbed by Assam Rifles personnel near the high security zone area barely 200 metres from the Raj Bhavan last night, an Assam Rifles statement today said.
involved in several crimes and insurgency-related
violence, had crossed over to Agartala from Akhaora in
Bangladesh, the release said, adding that he had earlier
moved from an NLFT camp in Khagracherri district to
Akhaora and possibly stayed in a hotel with ISI agents.
CM asks Dal to change conference venue
RAIPUR (MP), Feb 12 (PTI) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijay Singh today said the government could consider giving permission for the proposed three-day convention of the Bajrang Dal, scheduled to be held in Bhopal from February 18, if its venue was changed.
"The government denied permission to hold the scheduled convention since it was proposed to be held at a particular ground in Bhopal where persons belonging to minority section live in large numbers near the ground,"Mr Digvijay Singh told newsmen here.
will consider the application of the Bajrang Dal if it
seeks some other venue to hold its conference," the
Chief Minister said.
BJD rebels brighten Cong
BHUBANESHWAR, Feb 12 A demoralised Congress, which till a week ago had virtually given up hope of making a comeback in the coming assembly elections, is smiling once again.
The Biju Janata Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party juggernaut, which looked all set to displace the Congress Government with a comfortable majority has been halted on its tracks by rebels.
The ray of hope in the Congress camp has brightened ever since the Biju Janata Dal President and Chief Minister aspirant, Mr Navin Patnaik, sacked party heavyweight and Political Affairs Committee Chairman, Mr Bijoy Mahapatra, from the BJD on February 4.
Charging Mr Mahapatra with hobnobbing with senior Congress leaders, including former Chief Minister, Mr J.B.Patnaik, the BJD President ensured that he does not contest the coming assembly elections by withdrawing his ticket for the Patkura Assembly seat under the Kendrapara Lok Sabha constituency at the last minute.
Mr Navin Patnaik managed to prove a point that he was the undisputed leader of the party but then in the process also sowed the seeds of dissension in the BJD.
According to Congress leaders here, several BJD leaders are unhappy over Mr Patnaiks action and they would make their mind known once the elections are over.
The Congress is confident that Mr Mahapatra would make a dent in all the assembly segments in the erstwhile unified Cuttack, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur and Cuttack Lok Sabha constituencies account for 28 assembly seats and the BJD-BJP combine was bound to be affected by the Mahapatra factor, they claimed.
The ruling party is also pinning its hopes on the differences over the BJP and the BJD in arriving at an amicable seat-sharing formula, which has thrown up a large number of rebels in the fray.
The BJP members, who were hoping for at least half of the 147 assembly seats at stake, got 63 seats as their share. Several of them who did not get ticket are contesting as independent candidates.
The Congress strategy now appears to be to wait for the elections and thereafter bring all the winning rebel candidates under its fold to form the next government. Congress leaders also do not rule out a split in the BJD once the elections are over.
The Congress, too, has thrown up a number of rebel candidates, but this is not worrying its leadership.
"Yeh to ghar wale hain (they are members of our family)" and they will not go to any other party, a member of the Congress Seva Dal said when asked about their presence in the election race.
At least 45 senior leaders of the Congress, the BJD and the BJP are fighting the ensuing assembly elections, which would be held in two phases on February 17 and 22. They include four former Congress MLAs, 17 from the BJD and an equal number from the BJP. The three parties have taken steps to expel the rebel candidates from the party, but then the damage has been done.
The prominent Congress rebels include former Panchayati Raj and Law Minister, Mr Raghunath Patnaik, sitting MLAs Sambunath Naik, Khelaram Mahali, Arun Dey and a former Minister, Mr Saharam Oram.
Mr Patnaik is fighting the election from the Jeypore seat as an Independent and is pitted against the Congress chief whip in the state assembly, Mr Gupta Prasad Das in a six cornered contest.
The BJD President, Mr Navin Patnaik, however, did not give any importance to the Congress claims. He said the Congress had been talking about a split in the BJD for the last two years. "I can only say that they will be disappointed", he told this correspondent.
He said the BJD and the BJP had taken appropriate disciplinary action against all rebels in their respective parties and the electorate would not vote for anybody who do not have the party backing.
BJPs All-India Secretary, in charge of Orissa, Mr P.Khandelwal also felt that the Congress was blowing the rebels case out of proportion.
He said the expulsion of Mr Mahapatra from the BJD would not have an impact in more than five seats. The Congress on its own, he claimed, would not win more than 30 seats. The rebels in no case would add up to form the majority mark, he said.
Mr Khandelwals optimism not withstanding, a perusal of the election campaign by senior leaders of the BJP shows that the rebel factor is indeed a matter of concern.
The Union Home Minister, Mr L.K.Advani, during his election rally in Dhenkanal on Thursday urged people to reject rebel candidates in the forthcoming polls.
Accusing the rebels of
being power-seekers, Mr Advani said that in earlier days
leaders like Nehru and Tilak had joined politics because
of their idealism and dedication to the country. Today it
has become a means to achieve power and accumulate
wealth, he lamented.
Education casualty under RJD rule
RANCHI, Feb 12 A decade ago when Mr Laloo Prasad Yadavs Janata Dal came to power, he launched an innovative informal school for cowherds at a place called Torpa, near here.
Yet, just as many a grandoise plans the "Charvaha Vidyalaya Scheme" ended up being grazed by time instead of being a method of education for the grazers.
Funds for the scheme dried up and in the absence of monitoring, plans to utilise the spare time of those herding cattle to make them literate was consigned to history.
Torpa, according to residents here, was picked by the former Chief Minister to be a pilot for the scheme under which primary school teachers were asked to teach boys through innovative methods.
While the scheme did not survive, Mr Yadavs protege, and former Union Minister Mrs Kanti Singh made noises to replicate it at centre. The plan was shot down by the United Front government.
Back in Bihar, education is said to be one of the many casualties during the decade-old regime of Mr Yadavs party.
The literacy rate in the state is said to be around 38 per cent far below the national average of 51 per cent.
Now the BJP, which is contesting the Bihar Assembly poll as a partner of the National Democratic Alliance, and the Congress are talking about the lack of development and jungle raj, underlining the severe law and order problem as being major ills of the Laloo-Rabri Devi government.
The NDA has been campaigning that the Congress is a B team of the RJD, and this certainly is no compliment now.
Perhaps in a bid to
distance itself further from the RJD, senior Congress
leader Rajesh Pilot was quoted here having promised to
set up an inquiry to probe corruption if the Congress
came to power. The party, in its manifesto, promised to
end corruption and criminalisation in politics.
Bihar Governor unable to cast vote
PATNA, Feb 12 (UNI) The Bihar Governor Mr V.C. Pandey was not able to exercise his franchise today.
Official sources said Mr Pandeys name could not be included in the rolls as according to the Election Commission rule, the time for filling up the form had elapsed, when Mr Pandey took over the charge.
Chief Minister Rabri
Devi and Mr Laloo Yadav exercised their franchise at the
veterinary college campus during the first phase of
Assembly poll here. After exercising her franchise, she
left for Khagari.
3 poll officials abducted
GWALIOR, Feb 12 (UNI) In a daring daylight incident, four persons, including three poll officials, were abducted by dacoits in Navalpur village of Bhind district in Madhya Pradesh yesterday.
Police (Chambal zone) Vijay Raman said that dacoit Sobran
Singh and his associates attacked and injured Vir Singh
Kushwaha under Raun police station area over the election
of an upsarpanch.
2 farmers killed
in police firing
in Sangli blinding case
5 get life term
in dowry case
One hurt in
show-cause notices to 3 pilots
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