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- Dr Javed Jamil is India based thinker and writer with over a dozen books including his latest, "Quranic Paradigms of Sciences & Society" (First Vol: Health), "Muslims Most Civilised, Yet Not Enough" and "Muslim Vision of Secular India: Destination & Road-map". Other works include "The Devil of Economic Fundamentalism", "The Essence of the Divine Verses", "The Killer Sex", "Islam means Peace" and "Rediscovering the Universe". He can be contacted email@example.com or 91-8130340339. Read more about him athttp://www.worldmuslimpedia.com/dr-javed-jamil
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Minor girl attacked with acid because her mother is vocal against police atrocities #Vaw
Section 498A, Marital Rape and Adverse Propaganda #Vaw #Justice
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Forget NOT Bangladesh War had been followed up by EMERGENCY,Sikh Genocide,Bhopal Experiment of mass destructionBabri Demolition and RSS governance of Gujarat model Genocide!
Blind Nationalism provoked once again as Hot pursuit means to defeat Janata Challenge!
Failed Modi replicate Indira to win Indian People and RSS uses Hot Pursuit to hide Modi failure with all the burning issues,burning questions.
Forget NOT Bangladesh War had been followed up by EMERGENCY,Sikh Genocide,Bhopal Experiment of mass destructionBabri Demolition and RSS governance of Gujarat model Genocide!
The Bhutto Fame thousands years` war game continued since the partition gets momentum yet again as media reports projects as
A day after Army carried out the first of its kind surgical
strike in Myanmar, the government on Wednesday said
India's \response is a "lesson" to all militant groups that it
will not hesitate in going beyond its borders to eliminate
Most amusing is the fact that ISLAMABAD helps the hegemony to make a tsunami out of the war cry as Nisar Ali Khan said that Pakistan would never accept India hegemony and the 'Indian leaders should stop day dreaming.'
Lalu Yadav has been made corrupt and controversial but no politcian has a spine of steel to stand in resistance against RSS Fascism.I had been involved in JP movement and worked as professional journalist in united Bihar based in Dhanbad coalfields and have witnessed the rise and fall of Lalu.I met Lalu last time in Bareilly Army Air base while he was the chief minster and was accompanied by VP Singh And Ajit Singh during mid term election campaign in 1991.
Lalu recognized me immediately and we talked right on the runway for long.I talked to VP and Ajit also and Dainik Amarujala published these interviews.
Once Lalu has decided to stop RSS Fascism,irrelevant of public stance Modi and entire Bajrangi gang understands its meaning.No Paswan or Majhi might face LALU NITISH combine.
At the same time,it has to be noted that BJP shares power in Jammu and Kashmir with PDP which might not survive against the aspiration of Kashmir Valley and voices the demand to repeal AFSPA.Irom Sharmila on prolonged Hunger Strike had been neglected by the government and the nation but BJP and RSS might not rule Kashmir without managing Mufti and Mehbooba.
RSS governance of fascism got the golden opportunity to do away with the image of SOFT State with the Manipur Ambush and Modi did it ordering Hot Ambush and no one might dare to speak against AFSPA.
As I dealt with the development and posted my opinion on my blogs,RSS brigade of Bajrangi Sena branded the entire AFSPA Geography and humanscape as NON Indian.
Exactly it is the hegemony mindset with which Delhi Billionaire Millionaire ruling class of racial apartheid and caste dominance rules India and everyone from Kashmir,Northeast and central India and perhaps south India loses the citizenship of India and the Operation continues with as much as venom as Gujarat Genocide and Sikh Genocide.
Thus,Hindutva ideologue VHP leader Ashok Singhal boasts that GODHRA GIFTED Modi!
Media reports from Lucknow:
लखनऊ। विश्व हिन्दू परिषद (विहिप) के नेता अशोक सिंघल ने देश में इस्लाम को मानने वालों पर जमकर निशाना साधा। विहिप नेता ने कहा कि गोधरा में जिहादी इस्लाम ने कार सेवकों को जिंदा जला दिया था और उसी का नतीजा है कि नरेंद्र मोदी जैसा व्यक्ति मिला है।
सिंघल ने ये भी कहा कि आज दिल्ली की सत्ता उन लोगों के पास है, जो मानते हैं कि अयोध्या में बाबरी मस्जिद नहीं, बल्कि राम मंदिर था। जिहादी आक्रमणकर्ताओं ने जबरन लोगों को इस्लाम कबूल करवाया। जिन्होंने इस्लाम कबूल नहीं किया, उन्हें दलित बना दिया गया। इससे हिंदू समाज को बहुत नुकसान हुआ है।
মণিপুরের ডালে দেখুন , অনেক কিছুই কালোঃThough, the home ministry had not taken any decision on not extending the ceasefire with the NSCN-K. Moreover, the NSCN-K cadres were allowed to leave "designated camps" with arms and ammunitions without any resistance of the Army in Nagaland.
Referring to evidences that sleuth of military intelligence in connivance with a section of home ministry officials had lured the NSCN-K commanders, security sources said that Wangtin Naga was told that his bank account containing nearly `3 crore would defreeze if he helps in breaking the ceasefire. Though, he refused to fall in line.
In a startling revelation the report sent to Mr Singh pointed out that top home ministry official who was constantly in touch with Manipur chief minister Ibobi Singh travelled to Arunachal Pradesh to meet the NSCN-K commanders a week before Mr Khaplang announced unilaterally to break the ceasefire.
The top home ministry officials and MI sleuths in New Delhi were not happy over the decision of the Narendra Modi government to remove the Army from counter-insurgency operations in phased manner, security sources said, adding, that if Naga rebel groups are taken on board, no insurgent groups would be able to sustain their armed struggle for a long time in the Northeasthttp://www.asianage.com/india/mha-officials-conspiracy-destabilise-north-east-840
The people living in AFSPA Geography not Indians?
I am enlightened with this piece of Kamalgandhi History BatraSMRITI!
Tripuresh Dhar Diwivedi A small begining but a begining nevertheless
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RatnaRaj Brahma So What ? Whats your problem Mr. Intellectual ? Better an aggressive India than a soft meek India, infact i would give full credits to Modi Sarkar if it continues to pursue such military operations in countries where Anti-India forces have taken refuge...See More
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Chandra Shekhar Brijwasi Palash Biswas Have You comment anythink (Favour/Againinst/SALUTE to soldiers...etc)...... when they killed our soldier
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Chandra Shekhar Brijwasi And Why You are worried....... they Don't belong to OUR LAND .. they are from Myanmar..HAv U don't read it properl.... SO there is no point to discuss about AFSPA.
No more SOFT STATE!Indian Army at war against Insurgency!
PM Modi had given the go ahead to the Indian Army for "hot pursuit" of militants into Myanmar.Thus,Ghuskar Maar Rahe Hain!
No chance of withdrawal of AFSPA, Army gets free hand to kill!
Palash Scape,the Real India: No more SOFT STATE!Indian Army at war against Insurgency!
कैसे नहीं दोगे जमीन,देखते नहीं कि सड़कों पर उतरने लगे हैं युद्धक विमान कि झीलों और समुंदरों की गहराइयों से मौसम की जमीं पर होने लगी है अग्निवर्षा
PALASHSCAPE.BLOGSPOT.COM|BY PALASH BISWAS
Mukund Apte - firstname.lastname@example.org; Saturday, April 11, 2015
The current Education system that is being followed in the world is nothing but the Western system. This system was in use in Europe since Eighteenth Century as laid down by Descartes the French philosopher. In this system the Education has been broken in various 'subjects' and students are acquainted with them in schools/colleges/Universities. At higher education in College/University the students choose some few subjects and go deeper in the subjects. This is called Higher knowledge in those few selected subjects. Of course the student remains fully ignorant in other subjects that he has left in schools only. But because of higher knowledge he gets his ego raised high. Whatever information about his selected subjects he gets from the professors/lecturers, he tries to remember and starts considering himself as the learned individual.and looks at others as inferiors (to himself). His mental attitude thereby becomes full of negative aspects and the spirit of competition engulfs it.
The subjects about which the education is given are really different aspects about the knowledge considered essential for life on Earth.Since this is only part of the (required) knowledge, it is not whole and hence only partial. In Bhaarat since ancient times Vedas were being taught to good persons who subsequently become knowledgeable about the necessary knowledge ON THEIR OWN. The students were taught the 3Rs (Reading, wRiting and aRithmetic) in the Community centers like temples and theगुरुकुल staff used to visit the temples for selecting the students for Vedic learning in गुरुकुल. Thus their base was ready to build the knowledge building in their minds. The difference in Western and Bhaarateey Education systems can be understood better by reading my article "Holistic Education System" that is being attached with this.
The piecemeal variety of education system that the West (and now whole world including Bhaarat) is following has created lot of problems in the world. The educated people create some gadgets or techniques (for improving human life) but since their suggestions have not taken into account other aspects in other subjects, the inventions do create problems and thereby damage to the life is likely to result. These people consider the information given to them as authentic and thereby other subjects are left out in the consideration. The life is an integrated whole of very many subjects and therefore no effectively useful (and safe) invention has been developed by Western Scientists till now.
The Education Systems need therefore to be holistic so that it can be useful to the human as well as other life on earth.
From: D.S.Nagda - email@example.com; Monday, May 11, 2015
India after independence was for swaraj for 3 years but then it went back to British colonialism. The person who was for swaraj was killed. And the independence was also killed with him.
People who studied in English up to 1947 were made to study Hindi and Sanskrit up to 1950, but thereafter they studied the same English again which they studied before 1947. A waste of few years.
Unless India takes pride in studying Hindi and Sanskrit and enhance our self-esteem to develop everything our own -boycotting all foreign things, foreign food, foreign medicines, and everything else, foreign dress, customs etc. there seems NO HELP in this or any other matter. So either live with it or change. That will take a perhaps more than 56" chest.
How English ruined Indian literature
PAIN OF LISTENING TO ENGLISH NEWS T V MEDIA ANCHORS
Obviously, the anchors in English news TV media who conduct the debates have no in depth knowledge or specialisation in any field. However, they seem to think that they can talk on any subject whether it is economics, politics, science and technology, crime investigation, culture, foreign policy, sports, and what not. It is not an exaggeration to say that their knowledge is half baked, which is there for all to see but these anchors do not seem to know.
They seem to have a set of people who are called to participate in debates and they seem to be available all the time at their beck and call. With any participants, most of whom are directly or indirectly involved in politics and not in any way better than the anchors in their analytical ability, the debate is marked by lung power rather than substance. The anchor often matches the participants in the lung power, showing no mercy for the viewers. Certainly, intelligent people with facts and figures, who want to observe decorum, cannot have their say in full in these debates, which viewers may be eager to listen.
Most of the viewers helplessly watch these debates and keep on changing from one channel to another, wondering whether one channel would be better than the other. This rarely happens.
Fortunately, only a fraction of Indian citizens understand English communication and amongst those who know English, only a small segment have the patience to watch entire debates but the anchors do not care. They seem to whimsically assume that the helpless viewers will watch anything and everything.
Of course, the worst of the anchors in English news TV media are Arnab Goswami and Karan Thapar, who want to dominate the debate and assume that they know everything and exhibit streaks of arrogance and impoliteness. They put questions and when the participants respond, they cut them and put more questions and shout so much that no one can hear what the participants say. These anchors do not seem to realise that they are so uncivilised in their behaviour.
With Indians putting up with several inconvenience in day today life, the pain of watching English TV debates is one more pain that they have to endure .
-FOR ADVOCATES OF ENGLISH in Bharat --a must must must!
नितीन निमकर •
It appears from this write that Three Language Formula is also flawed. Then in that case what is new government formula? Kothari Commission has debated this issue threadbare 50 years ago and offered the solutions, but we are not able to decide anything about the language policy. Over emphasis of English has also become detrimental for Indian Languages. More over these English speaking Indian ba***rds are enjoying power disproportionate to their intellect. Promoting German in KVS was also an attempt to undermine third state language by this English lobby. If you observe the drumming of controversy around Sanskrit/German by media, all these media houses are English Language publishers or Indian masses. Nobody of them have emotional, Commercial interest in Indian Languages. Even today after 100 years of English education, we could reach only 5% of the Indian population. Knowledge should be made available in Indian languages so that it will reach masses and that is established well by Kothari Commission.
Learning any other language than the state language should be left to the individual. It can not be a government policy.
I feel sorry to say that so called freedom in dark mid night 1947 is the beginning of mental slavery of Indians, where with eyes they can not see the hidden message in freedom, just like the poem of TS Eliot the Waste Land or Vedas. India and Indians are still mental slaves of British Emperor and feeling freedom with ego of self.
English-speaking and loving class (most of them) of India grow up hating everything Indian, its culture, languages, values, heritage, Indian philosophy and its pioneers and so on.
I personally know many-many of them. They never learned what is the Indian way of thinking about life and the world and hence they do NOT like a thing a about their motherland.
Young Indians should prefer to first learn who they are, their roots and sanskriti so they stay grounded in their lives?
Sanskrit gives the Indian way of thinking, operating and living in the world.
Family life and life with-in a man is crumbling in the WEST, and they are so desperately looking for novel ways of thinking, operating and living in the world.
20 millions practice Yoga in USA, top MNCs are running Meditation and yoga classes for their employees. Does it tell you something about the FUTURE of human needs?
From: AyodhyaPrasad Tripathi - firstname.lastname@example.org
यद्यपि मैं विकास की मुंहताज, लिपि और उच्चारण की त्रुटियों से दूषित, अंग्रेजी जानता हूँ, तथापि मैं इसको लिखने और बोलने से परहेज़ करता हूँ| क्योंकि मानवमात्र की लिपि, भाषा व ज्ञान-विज्ञान उसके चक्रों व ब्रह्मकमल (सहस्रार) में परब्रह्म जन्म के साथ ही दे देता है| वेद परब्रह्म का संविधान है| बिना ब्रह्मज्ञान के इसे समझा नहीं जा सकता| बिना ब्रह्मचर्य (वीर्य रक्षा) के ब्रह्मज्ञान नहीं मिल सकता और बिना गाय के दूध सेवन और गुरुकुल में योग्य आचार्य से शिक्षा ग्रहण के कोई ब्रह्मचारी नहीं बन सकता| इसके अतिरिक्त जिन लोगों के अधिकारों के लिए मैं लड़ रहा हूँ, उनमें से ०.२% भी अंग्रेजी नहीं जानते. संस्कृत की वैज्ञानिकता पर राजीव भाई के प्रमाण पढ़िये...
भारत की शिक्षा नीति और राजभाषा नीति
Posted On June 5, 2015
"नीज भाषा उन्नति अहै, सब उन्नत्ति को मूल।।
बीन नीज भाषा ज्ञान के मिटत न हिय के सूल।।"
उप प्रबंधक (राजभाषा), स्टेट बैंक ऑफ मैसूर, हुबली (कर्नाटक)
From: M. Srinivasan - email@example.com;
Sunday, June 07, 2015
We Indians have a tendency, if not belief, that we should ape the western system confirming our inferiority complex. We have a tendency to respect the white skins be it a big or small beggar.
This tendency has its initiation by one Jawaharlal Nehru, who happened to be the last British Prime Minister of India. He was a stooge of the west, bringing the west minster type of parliamentary system. Our constitution was copied from the west. One, Nehru had no laity in the originality of the Indianess much less of his if any. Two, he never considered himself to be an Indian. He was terribly scared if somebody mistakes him to be Hindu although he called himself pandit. Yes the hatred for the Hindus was the highest in his agenda when he took over a Prime Minister on 15th August 1947.
India would have gone greater height had India not got the ignominy of Nehru being the prime Minister. Instead if Vallab Bai Patel should have been the prime Minister.
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G7 Pledge Of Zero Emissions By 2100 Masks Worsening
Climate Emergency And Need For Urgent Action
By Dr Gideon Polya
The June 2015 G7 pledges of (a) zero emissions by 2100 and (b) avoidance of a plus 2 degrees C temperature rise were greeted as "the end of fossil fuels". Unfortunately (a) the World will exceed its Terminal Carbon Budget for a 75% probability of avoiding plus 2 degrees C in about 3 years, and (b) a plus 2 degrees C temperature rise is disastrous for Humanity and the Biosphere, yielding at equilibrium sea levels "at least 6 to 8 metres higher" according Dr James Hansen of NASA
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By Patrick Martin
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By Gail Tverberg
The world economy would need to contract greatly in order to shrink down to the oil available. Such shrinkage might be accomplished by a cutback in trade and loss of jobs. Debt defaults would likely be another feature of the new smaller economy. Such a scenario would explain how future oil production may deviate significantly from the forecasts of EIA, IEA, and BP
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By Vandana Shiva
Lead-laden Maggi is a wake-up call. It's a reminder for the government of its role and responsibility in regulating corporations to ensure that public health and safety are not compromised
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By Eric Zuesse
Interviewed on June 6th by German Economic News, the chief economist at Bremer Landesbank, Folker Hellmeyer, says that because of Obama's sanctions against Russia, German exports declined year-over-year by 18% in 2014, and by 34% in the first two months of 2015 (no later figures), but he asserts that "The damage is much more comprehensive than these statistics show," because those are only the "primary losses," and there are in addition "secondary effects," which get even worse over time
Exposing Lies, Telling The Truth
By Robert J. Burrowes
I have just read Andre Vltchek's new book 'Exposing Lies of the Empire'. Let me tell you something about this book of 800 pages. Vltchek writes with passion and poetry, describing the true horror experienced by the world at large, living at the gunpoint of the imperial powers, while also describing and drawing you into a world of progress, culture and refinement that exists in some places and, so we are tantalised, might exist elsewhere too and even, perhaps, one day for us all
The 1915−1916 Armenian Genocide: An Ideology, Course And Consequences
By Dr. Vladislav B. Sotirović
The Armenian genocide is one of the most important and influential instances of ethnic cleansing, people's transfer and economic dispossession in the history of modern times. As the first 20th century's genocide, the Armenian genocide has to be, and is, taken into consideration as an example and pattern for subsequent genocides in the coming decades. As such, it is of cardinal historical significance, and it is critically important that today's generationscan properly understand this case study of inhumanity
What This World Needs Is Some Really Honest Journalists
By Ramzy Baroud
I write this with the depth of understanding of one of those who was voiceless and under the thumb of a brutal occupier for most of my life. If there is anything this world needs, it's an honest breed of journalists - who take no sides but that of the oppressed. We can't really find resolution to the tragic events unfolding around us until we understand the truth of how we got into this grim reality in which we find ourselves. Telling the truth is a good place to start
Global Political Quagmire: Leaders Who Could Not Lead
By Mahboob A. Khawaja
The informed global community wishes to see dialogue, reconciliation and opportunities for peaceful settlement of conflicts. Have the Two World Wars resolved any problems facing the humanity? What is the cure to raging indifference and cruelty to the interests of the whole of the mankind? The 21st century new-age complex political, economic, social and strategic challenges and the encompassing opportunities warrant new thinking, new leaders and new visions for change, conflict management and participatory peaceful future-making
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By VT Padmanabhan1, R Ramesh, V Pugazhendi & Joseph Makkolil
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By Parvez Alam
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By VidyaBhushan Rawat
Vegetarianism is basically considered to be a 'nonviolent' approach towards nature and our food habits. People who did not like 'animal slaughtering' and 'cruelty' on them would often turn vegetarians. Many people are vegetarians because of their taste for the food others are because of basic cultural values they inherited. The war in India is not just being vegetarian and non-vegetarian but gone further. It is a well thought action to isolate Muslims and Christians on the basis of their food habits even when the facts are that not all of them eat it. Contrary to this, a very large number of caste Hindus eat beef. It was never a taboo with communities of Dalits and Aadivasis. But the politics behind the whole debate actually intend to communalize the matter further for ulterior political profits
Political Economy Of Beef Ban
By Vidya Bhushan Rawat
Habits, culture, principles, ideologies are meant for poor but for these 'sellers' it is profit even if they have to sale the sentiments of the people and lit a fire to kill people if that give them business. The right wingers in India will never touch an issue which is 'economically' as well as politically loss making. Beef ban and the noise subsequently help it both the way, a booming business of export and rich crop of hatred to harvest during the elections. Shame!
Taplejung landslides kill 47
Media reports from Nepal says that the death toll from landslides that buried dozens of houses in different villages of Taplejung district has reached 47 so far.
The landslides have hit Lingtep village the hardest, killing 20 people and 10 of them are from a single family. Santa Hang Limbu and his nine family members were killed when their house was buried under the debris.
Five more bodies from Thinglabu, two from Khokling and three from Santhakra have been revered so far.
The death toll could go higher as many are still reported to be missing, say police.
Landslides occurred simultaneously in Libang, Thokling, Tinglabu and Lingket villages of Taplejung following a cloudburst in the eastern hills. Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD) has recorded 129 mm rainfall in a period of 24 hours on Wednesday.
Police say they are finding it difficult to rescue people as rains have caused water level to rise in rivers and rivulets. A rescue helicopter flew to Taplejung from Kathmandu but could not land in any of the landslides-hit villages due to adverse weather. Police and locals are digging the landslide debris to recover bodies.
A landslide in Myangkhama village of Taplejung has also blocked part of the Mechi Highway, making it difficult for additional rescue teams to arrive in the district.
lok andolan gujarat surat, email@example.com
P.b.no-512,aK rd,surat 395008.
Rajpipala, Dist. Narmada
Sub.: Civil rights violation by police, responsible must be punished.
Some activists working in Narmada District are being harassed by the
police on a regular basis. Whenever the Chief Minister plans to visit
the area, they are detained or kept under house arrest.
It was on 25th April 2015 that the police had resorted to detentions,
house arrest-like conditions or preventive arrests of non-political
grassroots activists and workers in the KADA area in view of the CM's
programme and visit to the area. It was the fifth or sixth such
detention of these activists. No reasons were given for the 'arrests'.
Yet again, today, 11th June 2015, the police has done the same thing
with the same people.
In view of the CM's programme in the area, the police have put Shri
Lakhan Musafir, the leader of the successful anti-KADA movement of the
people of Kevadia area, under house arrest.
If the police is taking them into custody to safeguard them from any
threats, then the police should let them know who is a threat to their
life and security. No explanations or clarifications are ever given.
This modus operandi to thwart dissent is not acceptable to us. In a
democracy, every citizen has a right to express his/her dissent. How
can the administration, under you, snatch away this right from the
people? We do not know under whose instructions they are doing so. We
are hereby requesting you to take prompt action against the person/s
responsible for this violation of civil/democratic rights of a
citizen. We doubt this version of a 'vibrant' or 'peaceful' Gujarat,
when the reality is diametrically opposed to it.
We, once again, request you to initiate an inquiry and take strict
actions against those responsible for this un-democratic repeated
action, failing which we shall be forced to undertake action
programmes against you as the head of the district.
n.m.patel urfe lagerahonatubhai,social activist,lok andolan gujarat
National Security Advisor Ajit Doval
The use of force or military intervention –held in abeyance since the end of the Second Gulf War-is back in interstate relations. This is demonstrated eloquently by the resort to what can be termed as 'hot pursuit' by the elite corps of the Indian Army.
An elite commando group entered Myanmar territory and eliminated scores of militants. A militant attack on Indian troops in Manipur a few days ago apparently provoked the attack inside Myanmar. Coincidentally, the United States has overcome its reluctance to military intervene against the ISIS and has established a military base in Iraq. These two cases are purely coincidental but suggest that force as an instrument in statecraft is back in international relations. Historically, the use of force in international relations is hedged and qualified.
The United Nations Charter expressly forbids the use of force in interstate relations. Sovereignty is held to be a cardinal maxim that cannot be violated. This 'rule' was breached by the United States after 11 September when the country's homeland was attacked. The United States retaliated by attacking Iraq, deposing Saddam and occupying the country. The United States over rode International law and went to war under the rubric of pre-emptive war. Pre-emptive war is legitimated when a state has intelligence regarding the intentions of another (hostile) state and when an attack is imminent.
The Myanmar hot pursuit appears to have taken a leaf from the United States' pre-emptive doctrine and attacked militant outfits in Myanmar in defiance of sovereignty and it could be said even international law. The state has gone further and asserted that the Myanmar operation was not an isolated one; it would hold in the future too against hostile states and groups.
What can be inferred and extrapolated from this activism by the Indian state?
First, it would appear, India is not reluctant over the projection of force across borders. The architect of this activism, if press reports are to be believed is Ajit Doval, the National Security Advisor to the government. This means that India's National Security doctrine has undergone a radical shift and departure. It has shifted gears from being reactive to aggressive. The approach meshes and gels with India's aspirations for regional hegemony.
Second, at the risk of repetition, it means that force is once again de rigeur in international relations. However, the major insight appears to be that regional hegemons or aspirational regional hegemons will take it upon themselves to settle conflicts and disputes within the ambit of their respective regions. This would be a departure from past practice of taking recourse to pleading with or seeking help from global powers for dispute settlement or conflict resolution. In this sense, force and power projection become the locus around which states settle or arbiter their conflicts and from a broader perspective and canvas accrues from United States' relative decline and even quasi isolationism.
The third point that flows from this is the 'security dilemma' and the attendant arms races become prominent again. The security dilemma is a spiral that accrues when one state's attempts to maximize security and power induces the other state or states to do the same. Arms racing are a natural concomitant to the security dilemma. The world or at least the South Asian region is then back to square one. The region now risks being a heavily militarized region with potential implications for the alliance system(s) in the region.
All this suggests a bleak future for the subcontinent. But the major consequences will be between archrivals India and Pakistan. Will the Doval doctrine and the signaling inherent in it make Pakistan cower?
Unlikely is the answer. The Pakistani state is primed for conflict with India. And toward this end, Pakistan to gain parity with India has acquired nuclear weapons. This neutralizes India's superiority in conventional forces and leads to a deterrence paradigm between the two countries. So India is unlikely to replicate the Myanmar experience with Pakistan unless it wants to disturb and throw out of kilter the deterrence balance that holds. Disturbing this would axiomatically lead to a nuclear conflagration in the region-a prospect that rationality suggests both countries should shy away from. The statements emanating from the Indian state's defence establishment then are in the nature of rhetoric and posturing.
Or , in the least, one would hope that it is mere posturing. If , however, there is more to the statements other than signaling, there are reasons for despair. The subcontinent will fall victim to a more militarized rivalry and could well become the 'most dangerous place on the earth'. This is a condition that serves none and should be averted. Prudence then dictates that sobriety and a sense of proportion informs inter state relations both in the subcontinent and the world at large.
Maharashtra – Farmer suicides – 487 in 2 months , 1088 in 2015
Rewari women delivering boy after girl under govt scanner
Skewed pattern: District worst in Haryana with 776 girls
Tribune News Service
Rewari, June 7
Alarmed at a depressing ratio of 776 females against 1,000 males in Rewari, the district health authorities have decided to collect information about women delivering a male child after their first female child.
Rewari is the only district in Haryana to have recorded ratio less than 800 females, suggest official statistics compiled by the state health authorities for the first four months of this year. Neighbouring Mahendragarh is placed second with a ratio 819 females.
The move aims at identifying private nursing homes/ultrasound centres indulging in illegal trade of prenatal sex determination test and female foeticide to initiate a stern action against them.In the first phase, the authorities have selected 20 villages where gender ratio of less than 500 females has been recorded.
Auxiliary nurse midwives (ANM), accredited social health activists (ASHA) and anganwari workers have been engaged for the job. Civil Surgeon Dr Aaditya Swaroop Gupta said: "The study points towards prevalence of sex selection .Couples having a female child seem to be using prenatal sex determination test at the time of their second child. Hence, we have decided to collect information about such cases." Health workers will meet women, their kin and neighbours to get information about the hospitals from where they had got their ultrasound test and delivery done at the time of the birth of their second child, he said.
"The unusual gap between first female and second male child also indicates something suspect, hence special attention will be laid on such cases to find out the reason behind the abnormal gap," said the Civil Surgeon.Gupta maintained the information will also help identify commission agents who take such people to hospitals that conduct sex determination tests illegally.
Official statistics compiled on the basis of the Civil Registration System (CRS) from January to April suggest 5,459 children — 3,074 males and 2,385 females — were born in the district. Likewise, 4,501 children, comprising 2,475 males and 2,026 females, were born in Mahendragarh.Against the state average of 878 females per 1,000 males, Mewat tops the gender ratio (946 females), followed by Panchkula (925), Kaithal (914) and Panipat (913). Of the 1,63,672 children born across the state, 76,505 were females, the record says.
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) took suo motu cognisance of a media report which claimed that most in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) clinics, which help childless couples conceive, were operating in Delhi without any registration.
"Many of such centres do not have adequate trained manpower and infrastructure to handle these highly- sophisticated technologies. Services provided by some of these clinics were highly questionable. The Commission has observed that the contents of the press report, if true, raise a serious issue of violation of human rights of childless couples in the country," the NHRC said in a statement.
The Commission has sought report from the Health Ministry and ICMR within two weeks.
According to a media report dated April 26, out of over three hundred such clinics operating in the national capital, only 39 were registered with the ICMR.
The ICMR does not maintain any data on the unregistered IVF clinics. The ICMR has registered only 308 Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) clinics across the country in the past ten years.
FACT FINDING TEAM:
1. JS Walia
4. Shashank Singh
5. Atal Tiwari
6. Mohd. Faizan
7. Farrah Shakeb
8. Tahmina Laskar
On 30th May 2015 fact finding team sent on behalfKhudai Khidmatgar and SYS having 8 members reached Atali village in Haryana where communal clashes were reported on 25th May 2015. Around 40-50 policemen were guarding outside the village and going inside was prohibited generally. The fact finding team after specially requesting the Haryana Police DSP on duty we were allowed to go inside and have a stock of the situation.
The main issue for the clashes was around the construction of a mosque. The mosque was being constructed under police supervision and protection after a long standing legal battle which was opposed by the local people other than Muslims who are Jats mostly. This opposition escalated and caused the present clashes. This was the apparent cause of the happening.
However on digging deeper our fact finding team found out that the Jat community claims that the Muslims had pelted stones on them twice on the Jats on 24th May 2015. They go on claiming that some Muslim families under the influence of a few rich and powerful Muslims in fact burnt their own homes and even tried to burn an old man from their own community to create the impression that Jats were creating havoc and mayhem.
There is even confusion regarding the land on which the mosque is being constructed because while the Jats claim that there was no judgment in favour of construction of the Mosque in fact those who had filed a case against the construction had withdrawn the case. The Jats claim that the Masjid cannot be constructed in that very spot because it is panchayat land and that cannot be used for construction of religious structures. They add that the Muslims may build their mosque a little away from the spot and that would be a peaceful solution.
The Muslims on the other hand say that the Masjid is on Waqf property and that they have every right to construct the Masjid as they even have the civil court judgment in their favour. However nothing can be said with complete certainty about these claims by both the parties until we come across the contentious judgment's exact content.
The Muslims while narrating the events that unfolded that day say that almost five years back the Jat community had manhandled some "jamatis" (religious preachers) who came to Atali. The current scenario they say is an extension of those hostilities because at that time the Jats when were rounded up by the police they promised not to interfere or manhandle anyone from the Muslim community. They now took the advantage and chosen this time to attack Muslims on 25th May 2015 while they were performing namaz. There was stone pelting and bricks were thrown, around 18 homes were burnt, cars were burnt and there was massive loss of property. Two people were burnt badly and are now hospitalised.
Our fact finding team also sensed a political angle since it came out that one Prahlad contesting the Panchayat elections promised to help Muslims in constructing the Masjid if they vote for him. He in fact inaugurated the construction whichthen had led to communal tensions. Given the fact that there are almost 450-500 Muslim votes in the constituency of around 3000 and that the clashes happened just before the next panchayat elections are due this angle cannot be ignored.
Right now an FIR has been registered against 19 people by the affected victims but no arrests have been made as yet. A delegation from Minority Commission had visited the village and advised that individual complaints be filed after which around 70 complaints have been so far filed. In fact during the Commission's visit one accused was apprehended but later released. There was more arson and loot even after the Commission's visit the victims claim. As of now no arrests have been made and the affected victims (men, women and children) are in the Ballabhgarh thana (Police Station) premises and the administration is looking after their needs. The Muslims admit that local MLAs Tek Chand Sharma (BSP) have been helpful and is making efforts to regain peace however they are upset that there has been no help or statement issued from the CM and the Centre. They also are furious about the apathy regarding the media coverage of the issue.
The victims now want that they be assured security so that they could return home, they should be allowed to build their masjid on the very spot; that they be compensated adequately for the loss of property that they have suffered; the accused be apprehended and due action be initiated. They also allege that the SHO on duty that vey fateful day did not do his duty properly and that he be punished for dereliction of duty as well.
The current scenario demands the following solutions:
1. That the accused be arrested and the victims are compensated.
2. Both parties clarify through evidence the claims that they are making and after that reach an understanding which would be legally binding and acceptable on both parties.
3. A permanent peace committee be constituted to look after the affairs even when the dispute is settled. To also ensure that the peace committee meets regularly to find solutions.
4. Communal harmony be promoted by a few educated and wise people from both communities among villagers.
For further enquiries contact:
Tahmina Laskar/ Tabish Bhatti
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