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  • COUNTERING THE MAOIST VIOLENCE

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    ( Monday, 01 May 2017 | Jaiveer Shergill | in Oped ) The Union Government has to ensure that the bureaucracy and grassroots politics works in tandem with the security forces to tackle the Red insurgency. It must ensure that the acts of symbolism come to a grand halt, paving way for ground-level action The brutal attack on security forces in Sukma on April 24 and death of 25 CRPF jawans has once again highlighted our vulnerability in dealing with matters of internal security. This attack came in just over than a month after 11 CRPF jawans were killed in …

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  • A new dawn breaks for Punjab under Captain Amarinder Singh

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    (  Date: 31 March 2017  | Jaiveer Shergill |  in Daily O  ) The famous Greek philosopher Plato had said the beginning is the most important part of the work. The 2017 Punjab verdict has made many new beginnings which are important politically and also otherwise. The colossal defeat of the SAD-BJP alliance was a cumulative consequence of their mis-governance of the once prosperous state during the last ten years and for consciously pushing the youth of Punjab to a dark future. The people of Punjab comprehensively rejected the regressive policies of the…

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  • ‘Modi Govt trying to subvert democracy in Manipur by abducting Independent MLA’: Cong

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    Charging the BJP of making a mockery of the electoral verdict and trying to subvert Democracy in Manipur by illegally abducting Independent MLA Asabuddin. Talking to reporters here, AICC media panelist Jaiveer Shergill alleged that at the Imphal airport, an independent MLA Asabuddin travelling with Minister, Nasir has been illegally abducted by 200 CISF personnel. This has been done at the behest of BJP general secretary Ram Madhav.'' He demanded registering of an FIR against Mr Ram Madhav.Mr Shergill alleged that by using money power and muscle power, the BJP…

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  • ‘Modi Govt trying to subvert democracy in Manipur by abducting Independent MLA’

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    New Delhi, Mar 12 (UNI) Charging the BJP of making a mockery of the electoral verdict and trying to subvert Democracy in Manipur by illegally abducting Independent MLA Asabuddin. Talking to reporters here, AICC media panelist Jaiveer Shergill alleged that at the Imphal airport, an independent MLA Asabuddin travelling with Minister, Nasir has been illegally abducted by 200 CISF personnel. This has been done at the behest of BJP general secretary Ram Madhav.’’ He demanded registering of an FIR against Mr Ram Madhav. Mr Shergill alleged that by using money po…

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  • बेटी बचाओ का नारा देने वाली मोदी सरकार का नया नारा बेटी डराओ धमकाओ : जयवीर शेरगिल

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    नई दिल्ली (उत्तम हिन्दू न्यूज) : कांग्रेस के राष्ट्रीय प्रवक्ता जयवीर शेरगिल ने कहा है कि एक तरफ तो प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी बेटी बचाओ की बात करते हैं वहीं दूसरी तरफ देश में एक शहीद की बेटी को डराया धमकाया जा रहा है। …

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  • Urjit Patel needs to save reputation of RBI which demonetisation damaged

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    Source:http://www.dailyo.in/business/rbi-auntonomy-urjit-patel-demonetisation-modi-national-interest/story/1/15408.html …

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  • Demonetisation has hit jobs, paralysed growth

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    The government has tactfully shifted its focus from tackling black money to cashless economy in the absence of the impact demonetisation should have made on black money, counterfeit currency and corruption. It has now realised that the gamble has gone wrong. The Indian economy is bearing the brunt of the ambitious drive. It has been on the negative slope when it comes to production of goods as well as consumer demand. The contraction in the output growth has started reflecting on the employment scenario. The formal and informal sectors of the economy were alread…

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  • A tale of two surgical strikes

    A tale of two surgical strikes
    It is time to pause and reflect on the outcome of the surgical strikes along the Line of Control on September 29 and the “surgical strike on the Indian economy” on November 8 and do a cost benefit analysis. Such a narrative should begin with a statutory declaration that it does not involve the question of nationalism. We all love our country as we love our families. Ever since the Modi government had publicly declared that the Indian Army had carried out surgical strikes along the Line of Control targeting the terrorist launch pads, exchange of fires along th…

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  • Judicial reform is a must

    Judicial reform is a must
    Even after six months have lapsed since the chief justice of India emotionally pleaded for filling up the vacancies in courts, the government is sitting over the names cleared by the Supreme Court, undermining the agony of judiciary. Recently, after the apex court spoke of scuttling and decimating the institution of judiciary, only 10 names have been cleared for appointment. This was despite Supreme Court taking exception to the Center cherry-picking the names recommended by collegium. The logjam that started in August 2014 between the government and the judicia…

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  • Demonetisation is nothing but a wild chase for black money

    Demonetisation is nothing but a wild chase for black money
    First, the surgical strike and now the demonetisation - the impression being manufactured is that these are innovations of the incumbent government that were never a part of history; and secondly, that such "panacea" would solve all of India's problems. Neither India is the only country in the world to demonetise specific currency notes nor was it done for the first time in our country. In the past, India has resorted to demonetisation twice; first in 1946 and then in 1978, without evidence of any impressive results. Black money is an evil. It is necessary to pr…

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  • Pakistan can be tamed. Here’s how

    Pakistan can be tamed
    What is required is consistent policy and moving beyond symbolism such as scrapping MFN status. The surgical strikes along the Line of Control to destroy the launchpads of terrorist camps were a carefully crafted response by the Indian military. A message has been sent across the border that India will not tolerate attacks on its soil and sovereignty. Given the history and character of the Pakistani State, their reaction is predictable and we should prepare ourselves for any kind of retort. Already there are disturbances in the Valley; hence extra caution is req…

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  • We need data protection and privacy law

    We need data protection & privacy law
    Protecting individual's right to privacy is a fundamental right Privacy is an entitlement of every free man and woman. Article 21 of the Constitution, as interpreted by the Supreme Court, is the heart of the fundamental rights. It states that, no person shall be deprived of his or her life or personal liberty except according to the procedure established by law. Right to privacy, i.e. safeguarding of personal information from public domain to avoid unwarranted interference, is an integral component of Article 21 of the Constitution. In the era of internet induce…

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  • Modi government’s Pakistan policy is marred by confusion

    Modi government's Pakistan policy is marred by confusion
    Ordinary Kashmiris, prisoners in their own houses, are sandwiched between the terrorists, separatists and security forces. The decision to send an all-party delegation to Kashmir to assess the ground situation is a welcome step by the government, even if it came two months after the protests began in the Valley. It is a step in the right direction which will help in arriving at a political solution to the impasse. The 27-member delegation should meaningfully address the unrest that has already taken 73 lives and will build the road to sustainable peace in the Val…

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  • SAARC needs to look beyond India and Pakistan

    SAARC needs to look beyond India and Pakistan
    To succeed Despite common problems, the policies adopted by the members are contradictory to one another. Be it sports or foreign policy, when India and Pakistan are pitted against one another, the event is bound to make it to breaking news. So was the recent interior and home ministers' summit of SAARC countries in Islamabad. But more than the headlines, we need to understand the objectives and principles the association stands for and to what extent it has succeeded in achieving them. The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) was formed in …

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  • “From Changing Diapers to working 18 hours a day”, Congress Spokesperson opens up to being a new age dad…!

    Congress Spokesperson opens up to being a new age dad…!
    Being a Dad in today’s times has its own demands, responsibilities and most of all joys. Around International Father’s Day in 2016, we had a candid chat with Jaiveer Shergill, a lawyer and the spokesperson for the Indian National Congress, knowing a bit about that part of him, which enjoys being a 'new-age-Dad'. How hands-on a Dad are you? How do you manage your successful career along with being a dad? From the perspective of a traditional father, whose role was limited to providing financial support, I'm a 'new-age' dad who changes diapers, feeds breakfast…

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  • Akali Dal-BJP has let the Punjabi youth sink deeper into crisis

    Akali Dal-BJP has let the Punjabi youth sink deeper into crisis
    I found 3Es on the wish list of this section of population - education, employment and eradication of the drug menace. Aristotle once said, "Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope". The youths of Punjab believed Modi in 2014 but within less than two years they are repenting for the mistake they had done. It seems the prime minister forgot about the 3Ds - darkness, destruction and devastation - caused by drugs. They are wondering how the prime minister can conveniently close his eyes to the state's turmoil just for political mileage. What do the yo…

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  • Shame on Modi sarkar for abusing Rohith Vemula’s death

    Shame on Modi sarkar for abusing Rohith Vemula’s death
    Why can't we have a world where people are known for their talent, their minds and not surnames? The nation celebrated the 67th Republic Day, but I am yet to recover from the trauma of the Rohith Vemula suicide. From Eklavya to the 26-year-old Rohith, the misery continues. If Eklavya had to cut his thumb and offer it as guru dakshina to Dronacharya - who never accepted him as his disciple - Rohith had to give up his life for the casteist bias of the university administration. Even a week after his death, the government is yet to take any visible action against th…

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  • President’s rule in Arunachal Pradesh – A manufactured crisis

    President’s rule in Arunachal Pradesh – A manufactured crisis
    The elected government of Arunachal Pradesh was martyred on the eve of the Republic Day despite having a majority. The Centre is trying to defend their move under the garb of governor’s report about the alleged deterioration of law and order situation in the state. If the governor fears for his life in a peace loving state like Arunachal Pradesh, I doubt what he will have to say about Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra which are table toppers in the ranking of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) crime data. To my utter surprise, the governor has cited the pict…

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  • Punjab once again emerging as a hotbed of terror

    Punjab once again emerging as a hotbed of terror
    When it happens once, it may be an accident, but when same incident is repeated, that becomes symptomatic of a pattern. When the Gurdaspur incident happened, both the Centre and state governments took that as an isolated case of terror, but after Pathankot, I fear the emergence of Punjab as a second front of terror, after Kashmir. I am yet to recover from the trauma of the loss of so many lives but at the same time I am concerned about the challenges the terrorists have thrown to us and wondering whether we could have prevented such attacks in the past and most…

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  • Political and correct

    Political and correct
    Educated young people have finally arrived where they can be real game-changers: the political arena. A resident doctor at GM Hospital in Dibrugarh, Assam, Bhaskar Papukon Gogoi drives-a Chevrolet Beat-to the tea gardens in and around the district at least twice a month. At the gardens, he offers and organises free medical assistance for workers. It's a habit he developed in 1999, when, as an MBBS student at Dibrugarh Medical College, Gogoi worked briefly for the UNICEF. When he cannot offer an instant solution, the 31-year-old BJP member uses his political conne…

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  • Beyond Bihar verdict: A greater disaster waiting for BJP?

    Jaiveer Shergill - Beyond Bihar verdict: A greater disaster waiting for BJP?
    Thus voted the Bihari DNA. The Bihar verdict is a landmark not only for the landslide victory of the Mahagathbandhan but for the political implications this will have on the future electoral prospects. While some political pundits are of the view that the victory was because of the correct chemistry in the Nitish-Lalu-Congress alliance, the opinion on the other side is that the loss of the BJP-led alliance was because of arithmetic miscalculation. But, I see it as a consequence of both mathematics and chemistry laced with the ideological thread of socialism and se…

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  • Why Parliament should gracefully accept the NJAC verdict

    Why Parliament should gracefully accept the NJAC verdict
    The Supreme Court has given an unambiguous signal that independence of judiciary cannot be compromised. The Supreme Court on October 23, finally decided to scrap the amendment passed unanimously in both the Houses of Parliament to set up the National Judicial Appointment Commission (NJAC) for selection of judges in the higher judiciary on the ground that it violates the basic structure of Constitution ie independence of judiciary. The decision was historic not only from the point of view of independence and primacy of judiciary which are and should be paramount b…

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  • Agrarian crisis in Punjab: A need for urgent corrective political action

    Agrarian crisis in Punjab: A need for urgent corrective political action
    Gone are the days when Punjab had earned the title of “India’s bread basket.” The state was viewed as the most dynamic and progressive state of the country, particularly on account of its success in the agrarian sector during the green revolution. Of all the states of India, Punjab’s agricultural growth rate was the highest during the 1960s to the middle of the 1980s which was the first phase of the green revolution. Today’s Punjab is the story of farmers’ suicide, youth unrest and the story of a dying civilisation. The Badal government has put the wh…

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  • India needs to play a bigger role in Afghanistan

    NATO - India needs to play a bigger role in Afghanistan
    It is said that the less you know about an opportunity, the more attractive it is. Recently, I got a golden opportunity to engage in a three-day dialogue at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) in Brussels, along with some selected policy makers of our country, on the invitation of the government of United States, for a deeper understanding and interaction on how NATO's post-2014 security partnership intersects with India's security interests in Afghanistan, focusing on the complexities of the transition process and on the importance of international coop…

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  • Teaching skills won’t help India get jobs, Mr Modi

    Teaching skills won't help India get jobs, Mr Modi
    During a discussion with teachers and students at Birla House in Delhi on December 10, 1947, Gandhiji said “only through imparting education through crafts can India stand before the world'’0. Taking the Gandhian principle ahead, successive governments in India have concentrated on education as a tool to develop human resource of the country. While the initial focus was on literacy and enrollment, gradually the target shifted to quality education and imparting skills to prepare for future challenges. The UPA government had started the Honhaar Bharat programme…

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  • Soft approach of the state could revive militancy in Punjab

    Soft approach of the state could revive militancy in Punjab
    Nearly a fortnight ago, terrorists had attacked a police station in Gurdaspur and killed 12 people including a Superintendent of Police. God prevented a bigger incident as five live bombs on railway tracks were defused in time. It may be the first such attack since 2002, but definitely symptomatic of troubled times ahead for the people of the State who are already battling against unemployment, farmer's suicide, youth unrest and drug menace. Besides the domestic aspect, terrorist attacks in Punjab have serious security and foreign policy implications, for the his…

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  • Can PM Modi do a ‘Pact for Mexico’ in India

    Can PM Modi do a 'Pact for Mexico' in India
    One third of the Monsoon Session of Parliament is over without conducting any substantial legislative business. The hot and humid Delhi has become hotter and suffocating for the Modi Government inside Parliament. We have all seen how the Winter Session of Parliament had witnessed more pandemonium than productivity because of the conversion issue and notorious remarks of a Minister. The credit for Parliament's functioning and passage of bills during the Budget session goes to Congress as it respects the institution as a "responsible" Opposition.The adamant attitud…

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  • How Digital India can save itself from doom

    How Digital India can save itself from doom
    Every campaign is required to have a vision, an assessment of the resources - financial, human, technological or otherwise - and a viable roadmap in order to be successful. Otherwise, just like planets cannot be reached by building staircases, the campaign will fizzle out without achieving any significant result. Only the halla bollahs of the campaign will remain. The Digital India initiative is nothing new. India has been digital for quite a long period of time and that includes access to government services by technological means. What was Bhagidari in Delhi? S…

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  • False perceptions and unanswered questions: Why Modi should let the Planning Commission be

    False perceptions and unanswered questions: Why Modi should let the Planning Commission be
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk Ever since the new Government came to power, the future of the Planning Commission, a body that symbolizes the economic structure of our country, has become a subject of intense speculation. With the BJP in power, Nehru’s economic legacy is being dismantled. One of the first acts of Prime Minister Modi was to announce the unceremonious shutting down of the Planning Commission—that venerated pillar of old nation-building – and then to announce the proposal to set up a “Niti Ayoga”. Maladies A recent circular directed al…

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  • निवेश पर पंजाब सरकार के दावे झूठे : जयवीर

    निवेश पर पंजाब सरकार के दावे झूठे : जयवीर
    चंडीगढ़ (ब्यूरो)। पंजाब प्रदेश कांग्रेस कमेटी के प्रवक्ता जयवीर शेरगिल ने पंजाब सरकार के निवेश संबंधी दावों को कोरा झूठ करार दिया है। शनिवार को जारी एक बयान में जयवीर ने कहा कि उप मुख्यमंत्री सुखबीर सिंह बादल लगातार …

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  • Drugs are killing Punjab

    Drugs are killing Punjab
    www.dailyo.in Whenever I visit Punjab, one thing baffles me – whether the state can get rid of the drug menace. The eleventh Chapter of Shrimad Bhagavatam explains how the Yadu Vansh (the dynasty of Lord Krishna) was extinct due to extreme consumption of liquor and subsequent fight among themselves, of course several other factors were responsible for the event. I fear if the problem of substance abuse in Punjab is not addressed quickly and effectively in a long term manner, it may ruin the economy, culture and social fabric of one of the wealthiest parts of I…

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  • Paradigm shift and Institutions

    Paradigm shift and Institutions
    A functional democracy requires functional and effective institutions. Institutions being the nerves of a democratic order, their growth and autonomy are vital for smooth functioning of democracy – political, economic and social. History has witnessed how institutions have evolved over a period of time and contributes to the nation building process. History has also witnessed how key institutions have been weakened deliberately by forces not conducive to democratic affairs, consequently threatening the decline of democratic values in the society. The Indian …

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  • Institution Building Congress and BJP

    Institution Building Congress and BJP
    A functional democracy requires functional and effective institutions. Institutions being the nerves of a democratic order, their growth and autonomy are vital for smooth functioning of democracy – political, economic and social. History has witnessed how institutions have evolved over a period of time and contributes to the nation building process. History has also witnessed how key institutions have been weakened deliberately by forces not conducive to democratic affairs, consequently threatening the decline of democratic values in the society. The Indian N…

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  • Hindutva Politics and Projection of Women

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    The relationship of women to religious politics is not only paradoxical, it is also complex. Traditionally, India had seen a woman as a member of the family or a group and not as an individual with an identity or right of her own. Discrimination against women in most parts of India emerges from the social and religious construct of women’s role and their status. Cultural factors significantly influence anti-female bias in India, both directly through preferences and by altering the economic constraints faced by households. Women have only been included symbolica…

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  • Economic crisis of Punjab

    Allocation of resources between the Centre and the States has always assumed importance not only from economic point of view but from the political point of view as well. It would not be exorbitant to state that politicians and political planners show more interest in this subject than the academicians and researchers. In the General Elections, 2014, this has been used as a political tool by the non - Congress State Governments to castigate the UPA Government at the Centre with the hope that this will have a psychological impact on the voters in their favour and s…

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  • Drugs problem and women in Punjab

    Substance abuse has been defined as the use of a drug or other substance for a non-medical use, with the aim of producing some type of 'mind-altering' effect on the user. The non medical use of habit-forming drugs is not a new phenomenon. Its extent and more certainly, its pattern and trends may have differed, but it has been with us for generations. However, the problem, in recent times, has assumed dangerous proportions. Among young people, the drug abuse has become more or less a part of their sub-culture, their way of life. The problem of drug abuse among t…

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  • Defection and Constitutional Propriety

    Democracy’s credibility depends, to an important degree, on how its institutions work in practice. Sustainability of democracy depends not only on the constitutional principles but also on constitutional morality and constitutional propriety. Constitutional morality has been defined by Dr. Ambedkar as “a paramount reverence for the forms of the Constitution, enforcing obedience to authority, acting under and with a habit of open speech, of action, subject only to legal control….”. On the background of this, if we analyse and introspect present day politica…

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  • Defection and Constitutional Propriety – Letter

    Advocate & National Spokersperson of the Indian National Congress, B-38, Defence Colony, New Delhi – 110024. 24 August, 2014 Dear Shri…………………… Sir, I am writing this letter with certain suggestions to improve the efficacy of the Anti Defection Law, Tenth Schedule of our constitution. It is needless to mention that sustainability of democracy depends not only on the constitutional principles but also on constitutional morality and constitutional propriety. Constitutional morality has been defined by Dr. Ambedkar as “a paramount r…

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  • Agrarian crisis and farmer’s suicide in punjab – need for corrective political action

    Agrarian crisis and farmer’s suicide in punjab – need for corrective political action
    Farmers’ suicide is a consequence of deep –rooted agrarian rural distress as well as of four important factors: technological, ecological, socio-cultural, and finally policy factors. Suicides by farmers were first highlighted by the media in the states of Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. These were attributed to the poor economic status of the farmers there, in view of widespread poverty. But then came the reports of suicides by farmers in the grain bowl of India-Punjab-which was perturbing and quite unexpected in such a prosperous region. So…

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