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I must state that the Prime Minister’s office has been tagged on Twitter several times about the jetty cleanup,but Swachh Bharat has not reached Versova jetty yet But the world has noticed and the United Nations Patron of the Oceans Lewis Pugh took part in the biggest plastic cleanup and joined this motley group of citizens (lawyers chartered accountants musicians software engineers) to clean the beach in the first weekend of August Going back to forsaking visarjan and not the celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi I feel political leaders and thinkers can play a huge role in this movement It’s time the state of Maharashtra – that I recently discovered was home to several progressive thinkers in the 19th century – leads India into the next century Our seas are choking and plastic lines the beaches instead of sand We are soon going to suffocate in our own filth and faeces Maharashtra needs to remember how progressive they once were They had heroes like Jotirao Phule and Tarabai Shinde – who respectively championed education of the lower classes and women They were both astonishingly ahead of their times and the problems they pointed out in the education system and the mindset of society more than 150 years ago are prevalent even today I was very impressed with Jotirao’s thoughts because he saw clearly the problem ailing the education system that focused on the higher classes of society The fact that Maharashtra did not choose to pay attention to his words has resulted in Maharastrians being a work force in their own state A young leader like Aditya Thackeray has the opportunity to herald a new way of thinking and actually take up issues that are going to be tomorrow’s headlines He can lead the way to making people aware how critical sea and beach pollution have become Maharashtra actually needs a few progressive leaders to not get stuck to nonsense like cow slaughter bans and think ahead Also it must not be forgotten that Ganpati visarjan was started and popularised by social reformer and lawyer Bal Gangadhar Tilak in 1892 in an attempt to promote nationalism among people It was meant to be a show of strength against the British The purpose was to gather people and celebrate; before this the festival was a domestic affair for Maharastrians But 124 years later the festival has moved outside the arena of promoting unity among Indians into the space of social and political sentimentality — while there is nothing wrong with that we must be acutely aware that the environment is under threat Our seas are choking and plastic lines the beaches instead of sand We are soon going to suffocate in our own filth and faeces According to a study by the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) dated on its official website as 26 July 2016 is headlined: Keep off Sand: Here’s how Filthy Mumbai’s Beaches are The report says that faeces in the sea is 100 to 1000 times above the permissible amounts and swimming in the sea can be lethal and that one isn’t "any safer standing on the shore" In light of this carrying out visarjan rituals is irresponsible The environmental crisis is more critical than religious sentiment Even Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed this issue in his recent ‘Mann Ki Baat’ on 28 August — "Why should we not go back to our tradition of using clay for making idols Eco-friendly Ganesh Festival is another form of social service" He has correctly pointed out that thinking of the environment is our social responsibility We need to figure out ways in which we can work with the government and municipal corporations to prevent open defecation and open discharge from drains instead of polluting the seas further in the name of religion Every era has a different crusade to fight Ours is the environment and human rights; not nationalism and religion New York: Ending his two-day standoff with Aeromexico Waris Ahluwalia has returned to New York onboard Mexico’s flag carrier after he was barred by it from boarding a flight from Mexico City as he refused to remove his turban Ahluwalia 41 landed in New York on Wednesday after being allowed to board a new Aeromexico flight without removing his turban for a check "I was asked to rub it with my hand then present my hand or swabbing which I did That had been the past security practice he was quoted as saying by the New York Times Actor Waris Ahluwalia Reuters Before takeoff he posted a photograph online of himself inside an aircraft with his arms around the shoulders of what appeared to be two Aeromexico pilots "He told us that the check was smooth" said Harsimran Kaur the legal director for the Sikh Coalition a civil-rights group that worked to resolve the impasse while Ahluwalia spent two days at the airport On Wednesday Aeromexico apologised to Ahluwalia saying it "recognises and is proud of the diversity of its passengers" "We apologise to Mr Waris Ahluwalia for the bad experience he went through with one of our security personnel" Aeromexico said in a statement The airline said it works to maintain strong security measures while respecting its passengers’ cultures and beliefs Ahluwalia felt "great" about the apology but said there’s more work to be done On Monday Ahluwalia was not allowed to board the Aeromexico flight from Mexico City to New York triggering the standoff and condemnation from the fashion community PTI Such material may be separately collected either for recycling or composting if bio-degradable or for disposal, However, suspected to be belonging to Jaish-e-Mohammed outfit, silver and copper coins for use in areas under IS control in Syria and Iraq. 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