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A 19-year-Old Rapping Against The Citizenship Bill Is Making Us Believe He's The Real Gully Boy
ADMIN posted a blog entry in FDF Online NewsThe Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in India, which was passed in 2016, has come under grave scrutiny and protests in the North-East, especially in Assam and Meghalaya. The bill claims to be 'politically motivated' in these regions and has been termed 'anti-Assam' by BJP ally Asom Gana Parishad and has also been cruised by other regional parties. (c)Twitter The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 was formulated by the government in order to change the deification of illegal immigrants in the country. The bill, which was introduced in the Lok Sabha in July 2016, seeks to amend the citizenship act of 1955, to provide citizenship to illegal immigrants from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, who're either Hindu, Sikhs, Christians, Jains, Buddhists or Parsis. The bill also aims to reduce the amount of time for staying in India to become a citizen in the first place. So, instead of 11 years, a minimum of 6 years of staying in the country would be required, if the bill is passed. (c)Twitter Following the new amendment made to the bill, Assam and Meghalaya reacted to it in a grim manner saying the move would make Assam a dumping ground for all Bangladeshi Hindus. The BJP coalition partner have threatened to cut ties with the party if the bill is passed as the locals believe it will affect the cultural identity and linguistics of the indigenous people of the state. Assam since then has been on protest on the passing of the bill as they believe the long standing concern over the issues of refugees is not going to be put to rest if the bill is in action. (c)Twitter The younger folks in the states have been very upfront about the government's agenda and have questioned it time and again. The ferociousness of their honesty is met with little or no answers so far. A few days ago a young 19-year-old boy Rahul Rajkhowa took to YouTube and posted a rap protesting the bill. The rapper adds, that while the government cannot even help rescue 15 miners stuck in an illegal coal mine, they're hell-bent on helping people from foreign countries based on their religion. The rap ends with the line "...and your agenda for progress is fake" and leaves us gutted with what young people from the North-Eastern states feel at the arms of apathy and agenda pushing. Watch the video here: (c)Twitter While the protests still continue against the BJP-led government in Assam over this bill, with All Assam Student Union (AASU) waving their black flags at the CM Sarbananda Sonwal, we're not sure what the end result might be. We just hope the government realises the fallacies and problematic situations that may arise with the bill in action and take a relevant step towards ensuring uniformity and peace in the region, instead.
ADMIN posted a blog entry in FDF Online NewsFor a man who learned the tools of his trade at Real Madrid's famed 'La Fabrica' academy and got promoted to the reserves in 2016, Achraf Hakimi is quickly establishing his reputation as one of the most effective defenders in the world of football. Promoted to the main squad in 2017 as a backup to Dani Carvajal and Nacho, Hakimi made 11 appearances for Los Blancos last season. He made two appearances in the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League as Madrid romped to their third consecutive title. In the process, he became the first Moroccan player to win the coveted Champions League. Despite making just nine La Liga appearances in his breakthrough stint with Madrid last season, Hakimi was hardly short of offers of first-team football this past summer, as the top brass at Santiago Bernabeu wanted the youngster to learn on the job. But, it was his teammate Carvajal's advice that had him convinced about a two-year loan move to Borussia Dortmund. Five games in, Hakimi's decision is fully vindicated. © Twitter/@AchrafHakimi The 19-year-old produced a Carvajal-esque performance for Dortmund during their 7-0 hammering of Nuremberg, capped by his blazing 18-yard debut goal. A trip to Bayer Leverkusen, three days later, provided a much sterner examination of the Moroccan's credentials, but he aced the test with flying colours as BVB secured a 4-2 win. Against Augsburg, Hakimi was seen playing the role of creator for Mario Gotze's goal in their 4-3 win. In the four games he has played for Dortmund, Hakimi boasts of a stunning goal and two crucial assists in the Bundesliga this season. But, the young Morocco international had reserved his best for the Champions League when Atletico Madrid visited Signal Iduna Park for a group-stage clash. Ladies and Gentleman... Axel Witsel is #wonderfull#BVB#UCL#BVBATLpic.twitter.com/ZaWzxrS738 — Borussia Dortmund News (@bvbnewscom) October 24, 2018 Predominantly a right-back, Hakimi, for the second consecutive game for BVB, filled in comfortably on the opposite wing against Atletico. He helped set up fellow summer signing Axel Witsel for their opening goal in 38th minute. His cross in the 73rd minute was slotted home by Raphael Guerreiro to double Dortmund's lead. And then, Jason Sacho's tap-in completed a treble of assist for Hakimi. © AP Though he didn't get the ball on every offensive sequence, the youngster made it a point to get in ball-winning positions for his team immediately. Often acting as a ball-carrier to get BVB high up the pitch quickly, Hakimi caused Atletico headaches all night with his sheer pace. By the time he was done, Hakimi had three assists, a team-high 94 touches and four key passes to his name in what looked like one of the best wing-back masterclasses of recent times. The reasons why @AchrafHakimi is your #BLRookie of the month! ð½ï¸#DontCrackUnderPressurepic.twitter.com/JYWRh6c0uB — Bundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) October 16, 2018 For a player who will be waiting till Matchday 5 to make his Dortmund debut, Hakimi has proved to be more than just a cover at right-back for Lukasz Piszczek, who was earlier sidelined by muscle complaints. Even when the Polish international returned to the starting line-up, Hakimi, rather than dropping to the bench, continues to demonstrate his versatility by swapping flanks to take up the left-back berth for BVB. Profiled as a quick, dynamic and powerful full-back, this 19-year-old lad is tactically and technically adept, and capable of playing long accurate passes from the defence. And, the fact that he trained as a winger further allows him to excel in offensive roles. Though it's still a tad too early to tip Hakimi as the best in business, there is no denying that the Moroccan star is one of the best upcoming talents in the ever-competitive world of football.
ADMIN posted a blog entry in FDF Online NewsKylian Mbappe became the first teenager since Pele in 1958, to score in a World Cup final. The French star carried his fine form to the final as his goal helped France lift the World Cup for the second time. His performances have received praise from fans and pundits, alike. In Russia, Mbappe finished with 4 goals and also won the FIFA Young Player award for his performances at the World Cup. He is the second French player in a row to win this accolade after Paul Pogba won it four years ago. The award, which can only be won by players born on or after January 1, is given to the outstanding young footballer at the finals. © Reuters "Technical qualities such as skill, style, and charisma are taken into account, but so are other important factors such as a sense of fair play and a genuine impression that the player is playing for the love of the game," according to FIFA. Mbappe took his goal extremely well, as a move started by Theo Hernandez was finished by him in an emphatic manner. Hernandez did a couple of step-overs before squaring the ball for Mbappe, who seemed certain to hit a curling shot towards the top corner of the far post. Instead, he took a ripe low towards the near post, and Danijel Subasic was completely out-foxed. It was a high IQ play from the French forward, as his goal all but sealed the victory for the Les Blues. © Reuters Brazil icon Pele was just 17 when he scored twice in a 5-2 win over Sweden in 1958 - the start of an incredible international career. After watching Mbappe's achievement, he tweeted: "Only the second teenager to have scored a goal in a #WorldCupFinal! Welcome to the club, @KMbappe - it's great to have some company!" Winning the World Cup at the age of just 19 is remarkable, and Mbappe could be the player to lead the march for French football for years to come.