Okay, no more hammering of the same message that you should develop a habit of reading a page and writing a paragraph every day to improve your communication skills. Happy? :)
We’ll try a different approach to our reading and writing assignment for today.
What will you do in this assignment? – You would read something contemporary, watch a video on it, and then debate – with yourself :)
On 18th September 2016, 4 terrorists executed one of the worst attacks in the history of Indian Army in Uri sector in Jammu & Kashmir and killed 19 army men. India responded with a slew of diplomatic measures aimed to isolate Pakistan as a terrorist state in front of the international community – a policy that Indian Government has been following for some time. But this time, India also followed up the diplomatic measures with a military move.
On 27th September, 9 days after the Uri attack, Indian army conducted a surgical strike (a limited use of military force to eliminate a specific and precise target) across Line of Control (LoC) at different places in J&K, inflicting significant casualties on terrorists who were stationed at the various terror launch pads in Pak Occupied Kashmir (PoK) and were preparing to cross LoC to create more trouble in India. While the opinion remains divided on whether India has conducted surgical strikes across LoC before, but this was, for sure, the first ever public announcement of the same. The clip below shows the summary of the official announcement made by India in this regard.
One of the fallout of the terrorist attack and subsequent response by India was that some of the Pakistani actors working in India were banned by the film industry and asked to return to their home country. This ban, like most other things in India, was supported by some and opposed by few.
Question for you– What is your view about Indian film industry boycotting Pakistani actors from working in India? Do you support or oppose the move? Since this is a ‘Debate with yourself‘ format, once you are done writing your answer (100-150 words), put yourself in your opponent’s shoes and write an equally convincing argument against your own original views. For example, if you supported the ban originally, write an argument opposing the ban too(100-150 words).
We understand this is an emotional topic for most of us. However, please keep the discourse civil. Remember, your objective of this exercise is to improve your English – stay focused on that. :)
You can also read fellow students’ answers in comments (but do so only after you have submitted your own answer so that you don’t get influenced by what others wrote). We also encourage you to share your feedback, appreciation and thoughts against others’ answers. Remember, it is a community effort and we are all in it together :). Only when you participate, you can expect others to participate and share feedback on what you wrote. Deal?
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