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    Rape? Bengaluru girl bleeds to death, Assam minister's son grilled 

    ~"The deceased minor was brought dead by her mother to the hospital's emergency room, and the body was shifted to the Forensics Department for the postmortem," said a doctor, requesting anonymity. "I heard that it was a case of rape and there was commotion in the casualty ward. Though she was said to be bleeding, I did not see her," said the doctor. 

    But quite mysteriously, the city police are now claiming that the girl died of complications due to dengue fever after she was admitted to the casualty ward, and that she was not declared "brought dead". 

    Sources alleged that the 10-year-old victim was sexually assaulted by more than one person, who were all known to her mother. 

    The doctors at Ramaiah Hospital suspected something amiss as the victim was brought dead to the hospital with her private parts bleeding. 

    Based on the mother's complaint and the doctors' suspicion, the Sanjay Nagar police summoned Rituraj Phukan, son of Pranati Phukan, the minister of Handloom & Textiles, Sericulture & Cultural Affairs in Assam, Pallav Phukan and two others and recorded their statements, police at Sanjay Nagar police station said. 

    Dr Basappa Hugar, who conducted the post-mortem on the victim on Saturday, confirmed that the 10-year-old victim was bleeding from the rectum. ~ 

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    Rape? Bengaluru girl bleeds to death, Assam minister's son grilled
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    City police now claims that the girl died of complications due to dengue fever

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    Pronab Mondal
    June 12 at 9:01pm
     
    We demand a Smart Village for every Gram Panchayet with 1. Panchayet Bhavan, and around it, 2. Health centre with 24 hr doctor service and medicine, oxygen and blood supply. 3. Any govt. Bank with ATM, 4. Enough security arrangememt to keep peace and prevent political tension and riot, 5. A planned market, 6. Housing for safety living for the family of the staffs, 7. Proper sanitation 8. Pure water supply, 9. A library, 10. A high school, 11. One primary school for every ward, 12. A playground, 13. A children park, 14. A community hall, 15. Available roads and cars for good transportation.

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    Protest & Clashes at Sopore & Palhallan : ----- Daily " Chattan " Srinagar : Saturday, June 13 : ----- By:- Makbool Veeray & KNS :


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    Hot pursuit diplomacy and RSS Chest thumping not enough as RSS Head Mohan Bhagwat declared ,Bangladesh and Pakistan would become Hindu Nation sooner or later!Enough fire to set this Geopolitics on the moth of a Volcano.

    Palash Biswas

    Hot pursuit diplomacy and RSS Chest thumping not enough as RSS Head Mohan Bhagwat declared ,Bangladesh and Pakistan would become Hindu Nation sooner or later!Enough fire to set this Geopolitics on the moth of a Volcano.


    Meanwhile,the AFSPA ZONE  Kashmir is burning inprotest as Geelani is under house arrest! 

    The Hot pursuit seems to inflict RSS Raj in Kashmir and I am afraid,RSS CM,the Mufti has to bear the most of the burn!


    Thus,news breaks in,the National Conference on Saturday accused Jammu and 


    Kashmir Chief 


    Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed of 


    implementing the agenda of the Rashtriya 


    Swayamsevak Sangh(RSS) in the state!


    #Mufti implementing #RSS agenda in 


    #Kashmir: #Omar Abdullah


    National Conference workers protest against rudderless PDP-BJP regime in Srinagar!


     Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah, who launched a vociferous protest against the PDP-BJP coalition government today, said all decisions regarding the state are first taken in Nagpur, where the RSS headquarters is located. "We want to remind Mufti sahab of the promises he made. All decisions regarding Jammu and Kashmir happen first in Nagpur, then with Modi ji and then here," said Omar. Describing the Mufti Mohammad Sayeed-led regime as a non-starter, the agitating National Conference (NC) activists vociferously demanded a change. The NC activists were seen shouting slogans and causing damage to property in the city, while repeating their accusation that the PDP-BJP combine was working at "cross-purposes" and not meeting the basic minimum expectations of the people of the state. The problems and woes of the public were highlighted, and the state administration was charged with showing the least concern to resolving these issues.

    Pakistan and Bangladesh also Hindu nations, says RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat!

    Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chiefMohan Bhagwat believes thatBangladesh and Pakistan are Hindu nations, reported India Today.

    According to India Today's report, speaking at Sangh training camp at Sriji Baba Saraswati Shishu Mandir in Mathura, Bhagwat said that the Indian continent is a Hindu nation and people living in Bangladesh and Pakistan are also part of it.

    Stating that there should not be any doubt about Bharat (India) being an Hindu rashtra, he said, "At any cost we cannot discard this belief.


    Flags of dreaded terror group ISIS along with those of Pakistan were hoisted today in at least two places in Kashmir during protests over the killing of a separatist activist by unknown gunmen on Tuesday. 

    A group of youth, with faces covered and carrying a black banner resembling Islamic State flag, marched from Jamia Masjid towards Nowhatta chowk soon after the Friday prayers, official sources said.

    They said Pakistani flags were also waved by some youth in the area before police swung into action and chased away the protesters. No arrests have been made so far. 

    Reports from Kupwara in north Kashmir said Pakistani flags were hoisted at some places there too after the Friday prayers, the sources said.

    Violent protests were also reported from Sopore town and some other areas of Baramulla district leading to clashes with law enforcing agencies, the sources said.

    "When I was ruling the state, it had two centres - Srinagar and Jammu. But now the state government has only one centre that is Nagpur," former chief minister Omar Abdullah said referring to the RSS headquarters.

    "Today all the strings are pulled from there (Nagpur)."

    Abdullah led a large anti-government rally from Municipal Park, which is adjacent to the headquarters of ruling Peoples Democratic Party, to the business hub of Regal chowk here.

    Protestors, which included former ministers and senior NC leaders, termed the the PDP and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) coalition government in the state as "anti-Muslim and anti-Article 370".

    The Article 370 of the constitution provides special status to the state and its repeal is one of the core agendas of the BJP.

    "This government has shown its true colours in just 100 days of its formation. Despite having political differences with the PDP, we had offered our unconditional support to it, so that the BJP's march could be stopped," said Abdullah, who is also the working president of the NC.

    He said PDP patron Sayeed sought votes from people by promising to stop the BJP and providing relief to flood affected people.

    "But alas! Both of his (Sayeed's) promises have proven to be a hoax. Mufti Sayeed formed the government with the support of the BJP and left flood victims high and dry," Abdullah said.

    "Ask our traders," he said, referring to shopkeepers of the Regal chowk, which was badly hit by floods last year, "have they received any relief from the government. Whatever little they received was only from our government."

    The former chief minister also criticised Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi for failing to provide Rs.44,000 crore flood package sought by his government.

    "I was there when you (Modi) promised help and even offered support to Pakistan occupied Kashmir. Fortunately they (PoK) didn't heed, otherwise they too would have been on roads demanding relief like us," Abdullah said.

    Abdullah said they would make sure that the state government provides relief to people and delivers on ground.

    Visibly feeling irritated by police blockades to prevent the NC rally from moving ahead, Abdullah asked his supports to march towards Lal Chowk, which is 500 metres from the Regal chowk.

    The enthusiastic NC supporters removed police blockades as Abdullah waived the party's red flag from historic clock tower, which has remained centre of flag waiving in separatist rallies.

    On the other hand,several leaders of hardline Hurriyat Conference including chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani were today put under house arrest by authorities to foil the plans of the amalgam to hold a controversial seminar tomorrow that was dubbed as 'ant-national'.


    A posse of policemen has been deployed outside the residence of Geelani and no one is allowed to enter or leave the premises, a spokesman of the Hurriyat said. The police action came even as Jammu and Kashmir government said it will not allow "anti-India" activities in the state.

    "No such rally or seminar will be allowed in the land of Jammu and Kashmir since we feel it will be anti-national activity," Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh said. "The law will take its own course," he said, adding," no anti-national activity can be allowed on any part of the country."

    A Hurriyat spokesman said Muhammad Ashruf Sehrai, Ayaz Akbar and Raja Mehraj-ud-din were the others who were placed under house arrest on the eve of the planned seminar. Police officials refused to confirm or deny the house arrest of the separatist leaders.

    Geelani, while condemning the move, said the government has shown intolerance even to peaceful programmes. "The government has completely buried the 'Battle of Ideas' slogan of the (Chief Minister) Mufti Mohammad Sayeed," Geelani said in a statement here.

    The Hurriyat has planned to hold a seminar to which several separatist leaders, including from Sikhs groups, and Christian community representatives have been invited. "Hurriyat Conference has decided to organise a seminar in Srinagar on June 14 in which people from different walks of life will express their views on the topic 'How to Resist the Indian State Fascism'," a spokesman of the separatist amalgam said earlier this week.

    Those invited for the seminar include Akali Dal leader Simranjit Singh Mann, Dal Khalsa leader Kanwarpal Singh, noted human rights activist Gautam Navlakha and representatives of the Christian community. 



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    Media blacks out – Gang Rape and murder of Dalit Minor girl in Odisha

    Posted: 13 Jun 2015 07:37 AM PDT

    Media blacks out – Gang Rape and murder of Dalit Minor girl in Odisha New Delhi. On 22 May 2015 morning, a Dalit minor girl Nirbhaya (Name changed) (15 years) went missing after she went to the river...

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    नफरत की दुनिया, फरेब की दुनिया, दंभ की दुनिया-हिंदू राष्ट्र

    Posted: 13 Jun 2015 07:23 AM PDT

    चलिये…अपने राष्ट्रवादी मित्रों के दबाव में आकर मै एक आदर्श हिंदू राष्ट्र की कल्पना करता हूं… ऐसा हिंदू राष्ट्र जहां दूसरे धर्म का एक भी व्यक्ति न हो…. सोचिये..क्या होगा?? अब आपकी...

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    सांसद निधि बढ़ाने का औचित्य ?

    Posted: 13 Jun 2015 04:51 AM PDT

    जनता के पास एक ही चारा है बगावत यह बात कह रहा हूँ मैं होशो-हवास में —- अदम गोंडवी देश की आधी से ज्यादा आबादी फटेहाल है और देश के संसद में पांच करोड़ की सांसद निधि में पांच गुना वृद्दि करके उसे...

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    मणिपुर-अपने ही नागरिक मार कर जश्न मनाना बेहूदी हरकत होती है

    Posted: 13 Jun 2015 02:32 AM PDT

    हिंसा का खात्मा हिंसा से नहीं होगा, दिल की दरियादिली से होगा और वह है गांधी का रास्ता, संदर्भ मणिपुर  म्यामार में (जैसा कि सरकार कह रही है ) अपने सैनिकों ने मणिपुर के सात आतंकियों को मारा है। गिरोह...

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    दिल्ली की सड़कों पर फैला कूड़ा हटवाने के लिए भी कोई संविधान विशेषज्ञ है क्या?

    Posted: 12 Jun 2015 09:49 AM PDT

    दिल्ली की सड़कों पर फैला कूड़ा – जंग पर सिसौदिया ने कसा तंज नई दिल्ली। पूर्वी दिल्ली नगर निगम के सफाई कर्मचारियों ने शुक्रवार को अपनी हड़ताल खत्म कर दी। कर्मचारियों ने अगले कुछ दिनों में वेतन...

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    The World's Most Persecuted Minority-Rohingyas

    Posted: 12 Jun 2015 09:13 AM PDT

    The World's Most Persecuted Minority-Rohingyas These are the stories of the most oppressed community of the world called Rohingyas who have become virtually unwanted everywhere. Originally a...

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    Shocked at the level of jingoism being peddled by the ministers of the Modi government

    Posted: 12 Jun 2015 07:51 AM PDT

    Shocked at the level of jingoism being peddled by the ministers of the Modi government…. New Delhi. 12 June 2015. India and Pakistan are both nuclear-armed nations; with such close geographical...

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    RSS Chest Thumping invoking Unprecedented Economic Crisis greater than Bangladesh War!

    Posted: 12 Jun 2015 07:38 AM PDT

    RSS Chest Thumping invoking Blind Nationalism heralds not only EMERGENCY yet again, not only Warzone Geopolitics; it would create Unprecedented Economic Crisis greater than Bangladesh War! Dear...

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    प्रिय पत्रकार वन्धुहरू,
    नेपाली समाज बहुजातीय, बहुभाषिक, बहुसाँस्कृतिक, बहुधार्मिक तथा भौगोलिक विविधतायुक्त समाज हो । यहाँ सदियौँदेखि सबै नेपालीहरूबिच हार्दिकतापूर्ण सम्बन्ध रहँदै आएको छ । के हिमाल के पहाड के तराई÷मधेस हामी सबैमा साझेदारीको भावना रहँदै आएको छ । तर नेपालको राज्यसत्ताले यसलाई आत्मसात गरेन । नेपालको राज्यसत्तामा वर्गीय रुपमा सामन्ती र कमिशनखोर तथा एकाधिकार पुँजीपति वर्ग र जातीय रुपमा वर्ण व्यवस्थामा आधारित उच्च जातिको एकल जातीय प्रभूत्व रह्यो । यसका विरुद्ध नेपाली जनताले पटकपटक वलिदानीपूर्ण सङ्घर्ष गरे, लोकतन्त्रको स्थापना गरे । तर राज्यसत्ताको आधारभूत चरित्र परिवर्तन भएन । लोकतन्त्रको वहालीसँगै समतामुलक समाज निर्माण गर्न तथा जनतालाई शासन सत्ताको मालिक बनाउनसकेन । प्रत्येक आन्दोलन निर्णायक मोडमा पुगेपछि सम्झौतापरस्त शक्तिहरूको हातमा सत्ता हस्तान्तरण भई आन्दोलन बिचैमा तुुहिने गरेको छ । २०६२/६३ सालको जनक्रान्ति, त्यसको पूरकको रूपमा भएको मधेस जन विद्रोह तथा त्यस पश्चात भएका विभिन्न आन्दोलनहरूले नेपाललाई केन्द्रिकृत र एकात्मक ढाँचावाटजातीय तथा क्षेत्रीय पहिचान सहितको सङ्घीय लोकतान्त्रिक गणतन्त्रात्मक राज्यमा परिणत गर्ने संवैधानिक व्यवस्था गरेको छ । तर यथास्थितिवादी राजनीतिक शक्तिहरूले त्यसलाई आत्मसात गर्न सकेका छैनन् । उनीहरू पहिचान सहितको सङ्घीय राज्य स्थापना गर्नुको सट्टा मुलुकका उत्पीडित समुदायहरूको ऐतिहासिक थातथलो, तिनीहरूको सघन बसोवास र पहिचानलाई छिन्नभिन्न पार्ने षड्यन्त्र गरिरहेका छन् ।

    हालै नेपाली काङ्ग्रेस, नेकपा (एमाले), एकीकृत नेकपा माओवादी र फोरम (लोकतान्त्रिक)बिच भएको १६ बुँदे सहमतिले ८ प्रदेशको सङ्घीय संरचना बनाउने, नामाकरणको जिम्मा प्रदेश सभालाई दिने र सीमाङ्कनको जिम्मा सङ्घीय आयोगबनाएर टुङ्गो लगाउने निर्णय गरेको छ । प्रदेशहरूको सङ्ख्या मात्र तोकेर जाने भन्नुको अर्थ सङ्घीयतालाई थाँतीराखी संविधान जारी गर्ने षड्यन्त्र हो । आफ्नो सत्तास्वार्थका लागि देशको मुख्य कार्यभारलाई थाँती राख्नु उपयुक्त हुँदैन ।संविधान सभाले गर्नु पर्ने प्रदेशको नामाङ्कनको जिम्मा प्रदेश सभालाई र सिमाङ्कनको जिम्मा सङ्घीय आयोगलाई दिनु अन्तरिम संविधान २०६३ को धारा १३८ को उल्लङ्घन हो । यो पहिचान पक्षधर जनतामाथिको ठूलो विश्वासघात र धोका हो । यसले देशलाई नराम्ररी आन्तरिक द्वन्द्वमा फसाउने छ । त्यसरी नै शासकीय स्वरूपको सन्दर्भमा नेपालमा पटक पटक असफल सावित भइ सकेको संसदीय व्यवस्थाकै अबलम्बन गरिएको छ भने निर्वाचन प्रणालीका सन्दर्भमा मिश्रित निर्वाचन प्रणाली नै अवलम्बन गरीवर्तमान अन्तरिम संविधानमा भएको ६० प्रतिशत समानुपातिकको सट्टा ४० प्रतिशतमा झार्ने काम गरेको छ । न्याय पालिकाका सन्दर्भमा पनि सङ्घीय न्याय पालिकाको स्पष्ट अवधारणा आउन सकेन । एकातिर १० वर्षसम्मका लागि मात्र संवैधानिक अदालत राख्ने अर्कातिर संविधानको अन्तिम व्याख्या गर्ने अधिकार सर्वोच्च अदालतको हुने परस्पर विरोधाभाष रहेको छ । यस व्यवस्थाले संवैधानिक अदालत सर्बोच्च अदालतको बेञ्च जस्तो मात्र हुने छ । त्यति मात्र होइन स्थानीय निर्वाचन गराई राज्य पुनर्संरचनाको कामलाई पछाडी धकेल्ने षड्यन्त्रमा पनि यी दलहरू लागेका छन् । यसरी १६ बुँदे सहमति अग्रगामी परिवर्तनको चाहना नभई प्रतिगमनको थालनी हो । यो सहमति अन्तरिम संविधान विपरीत छ । मधेसी, आदिवासी जनजाति, खस, दलित, पिछडावर्ग, अल्पसङ्ख्यक तथा श्रमजीवी वर्गको अधिकार सुनिश्चित गर्नु पर्नेमा उनीहरू आफ्नो सत्तास्वार्थमा केन्द्रित रहेका छन् । संविधान सभा बाहिर गरिएको यो सहमतिलाई अहिले संविधान सभामा प्रवेश गराउने काम भएको छ । गत माघमा काङ्ग्रेस–एमालेले यस्तै गरी नौ बुँदे प्रस्ताव ल्याउँदा एमाओवादी, मधेसवादी, सङ्घीय समाजवादी लगायत विपक्षीले संविधान सभामा अवरोध गरेको थियो । तर अहिले त्यही तरिकाले १६ बुँदे सहमति हुँदा एमाओवादी आपैmँ कार्यान्वयनका लागि अग्रसर भएका छन् ।

    यी घट्नाहरूले नेपालमा राजनीतिक दलहरू नेपाली समाजका समस्याहरूलाई सम्बोधन गर्न तथा अग्रगामी परिवर्तन गर्न असफल सावित भइ सकेको पुष्टि गरेको छ । त्यसैले अबदेशमा नयाँ बैकल्पीक राष्ट्रिय शक्तिको आवश्यकता भएको छ । यहि अभिभारा पुरा गर्न मधेसी जन अधिकार फोरम, नेपाल; सङ्घीय समाजवादी पार्टी, नेपाल र खस समाबेसी राष्ट्रिय पार्टीबिच पार्टी एकीकरण गर्ने निर्णय भएको छ । यस पार्टीले सङ्घीय समाजवादलाई आफ्नो मार्ग दर्शक सिद्धान्तको रूपमा आत्मसात गरी देशलाई समृद्धिको दिशामा लाने छ । सङ्घीय शासन प्रणाली भएको समाजवादी व्यवस्थाले केन्द्रमा रहेको शासन सत्तालाई प्रदेश तथा स्थानीय निकायमा बाँडफाँट गर्नुका साथै जनतालाई आर्थिक समृद्धिको दिशामा लिएर जाने छ । जनता राजनीतिकरुपले सत्ताको मालिक भएरमात्र हुदैन, आर्थिकरूपले पनि समृद्धशाली हुनु पर्दछ । सङ्घीय समाजवादले सङ्घीयतालाई उत्पीडित राष्ट्रियताहरूको पहिचान र अधिकार, बहुराष्ट्रिय राज्यको प्रवद्र्धन, मुलुकको भौगोलिक अखण्डता र स्वाधिनताका आधारका रूपमा र समाजवादी लोकतन्त्रलाई राजनीतिक–आर्थिक पद्धतिका रूपमा विकास गर्ने छ । यस व्यवस्थामा जनताले राजनीतिक रुपमा स्वतन्त्रता र आर्थिक रुपमा समानताको अनुभव गर्नेछन् । त्यसैले श्रमजीवी वर्ग र उत्पीडित समुदायको प्रतिनिधित्व गर्ने नयाँ ढङ्गको राष्ट्रिय चरित्रको पार्टीको रुपमा एउटा क्रान्तिकारी राजनीतिक पार्टीको निर्माण आजको आवश्यकता हो । यस आवश्यकतालाई महसुश गरी ऐतिहासिक मधेस जन विद्रोहबाट आप्mनोे गौरबपूर्ण इतिहास बनाएको मधेसी जन अधिकार फोरम, नेपाल; नेपालको राजनीतिमा उदीयमान सङ्घीय समाजवादी पार्टी, नेपाल तथा खस आन्दोलनको पृष्ठभूमिबाट स्थापित खस समावेशी राष्ट्रिय पार्टीबिच पार्टी एकीकरण गर्ने निर्णय गरेका र्छौ । यसमा सहमति हुने अन्य राजनीतिक शक्तिहरूलाई पनि यस एकीकरण प्रकृयामा सामेल हुन हार्दिक अनुरोध गर्दर्छौ ।

    यस एकीकरण घोषणा सभाको समाचार सङ्कलन तथा प्रसारणका लागि निम्न स्थान, मिति र समयमा उपस्थित भई समाचार सङ्कलन तथा प्रसारण गरि दिनुहुन हार्दिक अनुरोध गर्दछौँ ।

    स्थान: नेपाः ब्यान्क्वेट, नेवाः प्रदेश, काठमाडौँ ।
    मिति: ३० जेष्ठ २०७२ (१३ जुन २०१५)
    समय: दिनको ठीक १२ बजे ।

    रामसहाय प्रसाद यादव, महासचिव, मधेसी जन अधिकार फोरम, नेपाल

    राजेन्द्र प्रसाद श्रेष्ठ, महासचिव, सङ्घीय समाजवादी पार्टी, नेपाल

    परशु राम बस्नेत, महासचिव, खस समावेशी राष्ट्रिय पार्टी

    मिति: २०७२ जेष्ठ ३०


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    BNP CONFIRMS INTACT RELATIONSHIP WITH JAMAYAT AND CLAIMS:

    The leftist and secular press are creating stories to incite Jamaat and BNP relationship.This is planned against democracy and Islamic political party.Knowing fully well that Jamaat committed , if they did, least violence in thst 30 years compared to other parties.The conspiracy will fail.


    জামায়াতকে বাদ দেয়ার বিষয়ে কোনো চাপ নেই: বিএনপি

    ডেস্ক রিপোর্ট Amar desh daily
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    ঢাকা: ২০ দলীয় জোট থেকে জামায়াতে ইসলামীকে বাদ দেয়ার বিষয়ে অন্তর্জাতিক কোনো চাপ নেই বলে জানিয়েছেন বিএনপি আন্তর্জাতিক বিষয়ক সম্পাদক ও দলটির বর্তমান মুখপাত্র ড. আসাদুজ্জামান রিপন।
    শনিবার বিকেলে নয়াপল্টনে দলের কেন্দ্রীয় কার্যালয়ে সম্মেলন শেষে জামায়াত ছাড়ার বিষয়ে আন্তর্জাতিক কোনো চাপ আছে কিনা সাংবাদিকদের এমন প্রশ্নের জবাবে তিনি একথা বলেন।
    ভারতের প্রধানমন্ত্রী নরেন্দ্র মোদির ঢাকা সফরকালে খালেদা জিয়ার সঙ্গে সাক্ষাতের সূত্র ধরে দেশের কয়েকটি গণমাধ্যমে এ সংক্রান্ত খবর প্রকাশিত হচ্ছে।
    এ প্রসঙ্গে ড. রিপন বলেন, 'জামায়াতের সাথে বিএনপির জোট গণতান্ত্রিক আন্দোলন ও ভোটের। এই জোটে আন্দালিব রহমান পার্থের বিজেপিও আছে। সাম্যবাদী দলও আছে। তারা তাদের রাজনীতি করে। আর আমরা জিয়াউর রহমানের দর্শনের রাজনীতি করি।'
    বিএনপিকে 'জামায়াত নির্ভরতা কমানো'নিয়ে সাবেক প্রেসিডেন্ট অধ্যাপক বদরুদ্দোজা চৌধুরীর মন্তব্যের প্রসঙ্গ তুলে তিনি বলেন, 'তিনি প্রতিষ্ঠাকালীন মহাসচিব ছিলেন। তিনি আরেকটি দল করলেও তার দর্শন জিয়াউর রহমানের আদর্শ। তার ওই মন্তব্য একান্তই তার ব্যক্তিগত বিষয়। তবে বিএনপি জামায়াত নির্ভর দল নয়। বিএনপি জিয়াউর রহমানের দর্শন ও মূলনীতি দিয়ে পরিচালিত হয়।'
    সংবাদ সম্মেলনে আরো উপস্থিত ছিলেন বিএনপির তথ্য ও গবেষণা বিষয়ক সম্পাদক হাবিবুর রহমান হাবিব, সহ দপ্তর সম্পাদক আবদুল লতিফ জনি, আসাদুল করিম শাহিন, সহ সাংগঠনিক সম্পাদক আবদুস সালাম আযাদ প্রমুখ। 

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    Muslim Brotherhood Hails Steadfast Revolutionaries; Vows: No Retreat Till Ultimate Triumph
    Muslim Brotherhood Hails Steadfast Revolutionaries; Vows: No Retreat Till Ultimate Triumph

    The Muslim Brotherhood appreciates the masses of patriotic people who turned out in streets across Egypt to protest against the criminal military coup authorities, the defiant people who work continuously and tirelessly in defense of the martyrs' rights and Egyptians' freedoms. The group solemnly salutes the Anti-Coup Pro-Legitimacy National Alliance, which leads the Egyptian Revolution against the brutal and bloody coup regime since the first moments of the coup.

    The group reiterates that its options and decisions are the same as those of Egypt's honest and patriotic people who refuse injustice, repression, murder, detention, kidnapping and enforced disappearances of good citizens, including the Muslim Brotherhood Chairman and Guidance Bureau members, who always stood steadfast against injustice.

    In these precarious moments in our homeland, the Muslim Brotherhood calls on the Egyptian people, all patriotic citizens, revolutionaries and real political currents, to continue to work for the removal of injustice and the deep state that stands behind it. We vow to continue our best endeavors in the Egyptian people's Revolution, for its goals and objectives: freedom, social justice and human dignity; and for democracy, retribution from the murderers, and rights for the oppressed.

    The Muslim Brotherhood


    Ramisera (Rami Paddy Fields): A Garhwali Folk Story about Strong Willed Woman

     

                         (Folk Tales /Community from Garhwal Series-114)

                               Collected by Bhishma Kukreti

    (Narrated by Shri Jagdish Prasad Shukla of Ramjiwale Ganv, Udaipur, Pauri Garhwal)

          (This story was told by a person belongs Udaipur Patti near Haridwar and story events happened in Mathyali village, Badalpur, near Ramganga far away from Ramjiwale Ganv. Therefore, there would be differences in story version of Ramisera.)

                 There was a beautiful widow living in Mathiyali village of Badalpur (Pauri Garhwal) region. Her name was Rami and she lost her husband before delivering her girl child. Rami had a girl child of three months old. The Padhan or village chief was attracted to her beauty and wanted to make his mistress. He offered his desire to her many times and every times Rami refused his sinful idea.

     Now, village chief started harassing Rami through his Padhan position. She was strong character woman and did not bend before harassment of Padhan. Padhan was always angry on her that she was not coming to his terms as his mistress.

     One day, a British Officer Lat Sahib came to tour Mathiyali. The custom was that villagers used to take the state officers luggage from one village to other village and villagers where Lat Saheb stayed the villagers have to arrange food and other facilities for Lat sahib and other government officers (Kuli Begar). Padhan was responsible for arranging transportation of luggage etc and arranging food etc for British government officials.

      The Padhan took this as chance to bend Rami. Rami did not have and milk producing caw or buffalo. Padhan ordered to Rami for providing Milk for Lat Sahib. She told the Padhan about her position about no milk producing animal with her. Padhan did not listen her request and ordered to provide milk.

     Rami started oozing he own milk and collected her milk into a vessel. Rami handed over the milk to the store Keeper of Lat Sahib. When Lat Sahib started taking milk he was astounded by the taste. He came to know that its human milk. Lat Sahib called the milk provider. Rami was called before Lat Sahib.

    Lat Sahib saluted Rami and called her as his mother because he took her milk. Lat Sahib asked for reason for her offering human milk for him. Rami told the real story that due to harassing tactics of Padhan she did not have any alternate except offering her own milk for Lat Sahib. Lat Sahib ordered Padhan for leaving his village chief position immediately. Lat Sahib requested to ask Rami for something in lio of motherly milk he took. Rami told that she did not have any paddy field and she requires irrigated Paddy field. Lat Sahib granted immediate big plat (Area) of irrigated Paddy filed without any tax on those fields.

    From that day, Rami became owner of those Paddy fields (Sera) . Those fields were called Ramisera.

     

     

    Copyright@ Bhishma Kukreti 14/6//15, Mumbai, India

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    References

     

    1-Bhishma Kukreti, 1984, Garhwal Ki Lok Kathayen, Binsar Prakashan, Lodhi Colony, Delhi 110003, 

    2- Bhishma Kukreti 2003, Salan Biten Garhwali Lok Kathayen, Rant Raibar, Dehradun


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    ::: मीडिया को कठघरे में खड़ा कर रही है आरोपियों की सरकार :::::

    समाजवादी पार्टी के वरिष्ठ नेताओं को लगता है कि उनके मंत्रियों को
    फंसाया जा रहा है, साथ ही कहना है कि सरकार पर दबाव बनाये रखने के लिए
    विरोधी दलों के नेता आये दिन मंत्रियों के त्याग पत्र मांगते रहते हैं।
    आरोप यह भी है कि समाजवादी पार्टी पर मीडिया हमलावर रहता है। समाजवादी
    पार्टी के नेताओं की इस दलील का आशय यह है कि उनकी सरकार में सब कुछ ठीक
    है एवं सभी मंत्री संवैधानिक दायरे में रह कर ही कार्य कर रहे हैं,
    जिन्हें सिर्फ बदनाम किया जा रहा है, लेकिन यह स्पष्ट होना शेष है कि
    समाजवादी पार्टी के नेता डॉ. भीमराव अंबेडकर द्वारा लिखित संविधान के
    दायरे में रहने की बात करते हैं, या समाजवादी पार्टी का कोई और संविधान
    है?
    खैर, उत्तर प्रदेश की कुछ बड़ी और कुछ ताजा घटनाओं की बात करते हैं।
    प्रतापगढ़ जिले में सीओ हत्या कांड हुआ, जिसमें कैबिनेट मंत्री रघुराज
    प्रताप सिंह उर्फ राजा भैया का नाम आया, तो इसमें विरोधियों और मीडिया का
    क्या षड्यंत्र था? घटना के बाद विरोधियों का हमला बोलना स्वाभाविक है और
    घटना के संबंध में मीडिया ने अपने कर्तव्य का निर्वहन किया। किसी का कोई
    षड्यंत्र नहीं था, इसी तरह गोंडा में सीएमओ अपहरण कांड हुआ, जिसका आरोप
    राज्यमंत्री विनोद सिंह उर्फ पंडित सिंह पर लगा, इस कांड में भी
    विरोधियों और मीडिया का क्या षड्यंत्र था?, इस घटना के बाद भी विरोधियों
    और मीडिया ने अपनी भूमिका का ही निर्वहन किया। जघन्य आरोपों से घिरे
    मुख्यमंत्री ने मंत्रियों को हटा दिया और जांच के बाद निर्दोष पाये जाने
    पर दोनों को पुनः मंत्री बना दिया, इस पर मीडिया ने कोई सवाल नहीं उठाया।
    समाजवादी पार्टी के नेता बदायूं जिले के कटरा सआदतगंज में पेड़ पर लटकाई
    गईं चचेरी बहनों के प्रकरण में मीडिया को कोसना नहीं भूलते। इस जघन्यतम
    वारदात में मीडिया कहां गलत है? दो लड़कियाँ पेड़ पर लटकी मिलीं और उनके
    परिजनों ने तीन सगे भाइयों सहित दो सिपाहियों पर यौन शोषण और हत्या का
    आरोप लगाया, जिसे मीडिया ने अक्षरशः लिखा और दिखाया, इसके बाद मुकदमे की
    प्रगति, नेताओं का आना और उनके बयान प्रकाशित किये। लड़कियों को पेड़ पर
    टांगने, उन्हें मारने और गलत लोगों को नामजद करने में मीडिया का क्या हाथ
    है? मीडिया ने सिर्फ रिपोर्टिंग ही की, लेकिन मुख्यमंत्री अखिलेश यादव को
    नहीं पता था कि उन्हें क्या करना है। गृह सचिव निलंबित किया, लेकिन जिले
    के अफसरों पर कार्रवाई नहीं की। मीडिया ने सवाल किया, तो प्रभारी डीएम का
    कार्यभार संभालने वाले सीडीओ को निलंबित कर दिया, लेकिन प्रभारी एसएसपी
    की जगह छुट्टी पर गये एसएसपी को निलंबित किया। बड़े-बड़े अफसरों पर
    कार्रवाई कर दी गई, लेकिन संबंधित थाने के एसओ को निलंबित तक नहीं किया।
    जिन अफसरों के विरुद्ध कार्रवाई हुई, वे सब गैर यादव थे और एसओ यादव, इस
    पर सरकार स्वतः ही कठघरे में खड़ी हो गई। पूरे प्रकरण में शुरू से अंत तक
    प्रदेश सरकार ने दबाव में गलत निर्णय ही लिए। मीडिया और न्यायालय का दबाव
    न होता, तो सरकार सीबीआई जाँच के आदेश नहीं देती और इस प्रकरण में सीबीआई
    जाँच न हुई होती, तो गवाह और सुबूत के आधार पर नामजद आरोपियों को
    न्यायालय में निश्चित रूप से फांसी की सजा होती। सीबीआई जांच में सभी
    नामजद निर्दोष पाये गये हैं, उन्हें बचाने का श्रेय सिर्फ मीडिया और
    न्यायालय को ही जाता है।
    अब ताजा घटनाओं की बात करते हैं। हाल ही में राज्यमंत्री विनोद सिंह उर्फ
    पंडित सिंह पर एक युवा को फोन पर गाली देने का आरोप लगा। राज्यसभा सदस्य
    डॉ. चन्द्रपाल सिंह यादव पर तहसीलदार को धमकाने का आरोप लगा, इन दोनों
    घटनाओं में विरोधी दलों का क्या षड्यंत्र हो सकता है और मीडिया को खबरें
    क्यूं नहीं प्रकाशित करनी चाहिए? अगर, मीडिया मंत्रियों, विधायकों और सपा
    नेताओं के दबंगई की घटनाओं को छाप रहा है, तो वह सरकार या सपा विरोधी
    नहीं हो जाता। सपा को यह नहीं भूलना चाहिए कि विपक्ष में होने पर यही
    मीडिया उनकी ढाल अक्सर बनता रहा है।
    समाजवादी पार्टी के नेता अपनी पार्टी के नेताओं और मंत्रियों के आचरण पर
    भी एक नजर डालें। रघुराज प्रताप सिंह उर्फ राजा भैया, विनोद सिंह उर्फ
    पंडित सिंह ही नहीं, बल्कि मनोज पारस, गायत्री प्रजापति, महबूब अली,
    अंबिका चौधरी, शिवप्रताप यादव, आजम खां, कैलाश चौरसिया, तोताराम और
    राममूर्ति वर्मा आदि का आचरण ऐसा रहा है, जिसके चलते यह लोग विवादों में
    रहे हैं और सरकार की मुश्किलें बढ़ाते रहे हैं, इनमें से ऐसा कोई नहीं है,
    जिसे विरोधियों ने फंसाया हो और मीडिया ने बेवजह तूल दिया हो, यह लोग कुछ
    न कुछ ऐसा करते रहे हैं, जिससे यह लोग मीडिया की नजर में आये। सरकार में
    तमाम ऐसे मंत्री अभी भी हैं, जिन पर किसी तरह का कोई आरोप नहीं लगा है,
    उनकी छवि पर मीडिया कभी कोई प्रश्न चिन्ह नहीं लगाता।
    शाहजहाँपुर निवासी पत्रकार जगेन्द्र हत्या कांड में पुलिस-प्रशासन और
    सरकार की भूमिका की बात करते हैं, तो शाहजहांपुर का स्थानीय प्रशासन शुरू
    से ही माफियाओं और सत्ताधारियों के दबाव में रहा है। जगेन्द्र ने एक तेल
    माफिया के विरुद्ध खबरें लिख दीं, तो तेल माफिया ने जगेन्द्र के विरुद्ध
    रंगदारी का मुकदमा दर्ज करा दिया। हालांकि बाद में पुलिस ने जगेन्द्र को
    निर्दोष करार दे दिया, लेकिन उसी माफिया ने जगेन्द्र के विरुद्ध
    शाहजहांपुर में पुलिस की ओर से बड़े-बड़े होर्डिंग लगवा दिए, जिस पर
    जगेन्द्र धरने पर बैठ गये, तो पुलिस-प्रशासन ने होर्डिंग हटवा दिए, पर
    होर्डिंग लगवाने वाले तेल माफिया के विरुद्ध कार्रवाई नहीं की। इसके बाद
    जगेन्द्र ने राज्यमंत्री राममूर्ति वर्मा के कारनामों का खुलासा किया, तो
    राममूर्ति वर्मा के कहने से ही एक व्यक्ति की तहरीर पर जगेन्द्र के
    विरुद्ध पुलिस ने फर्जी मुकदमा दर्ज कर लिया, इस मुकदमे की सही विवेचना
    कराने के लिए जगेन्द्र पुलिस विभाग के तमाम बड़े अफसरों के कार्यालयों में
    चक्कर लगा चुके थे, लेकिन राज्यमंत्री राममूर्ति वर्मा के दखल के चलते
    जगेन्द्र को कहीं से मदद नहीं मिली, इस बीच एक आंगनवाड़ी कार्यकत्री ने
    राज्यमंत्री राममूर्ति वर्मा और उनके साथियों पर यौन उत्पीड़न का आरोप लगा
    दिया, तो जगेन्द्र ने इस प्रकरण पर भी लिखना शुरू कर दिया और खुद को
    फर्जी फंसाने से व्यथित जगेन्द्र गवाह भी बन गये, इसके बाद राज्यमंत्री
    राममूर्ति वर्मा के दबाव में ही पुलिस जगेन्द्र को भूखे भेड़िये की तरह
    खोजने लगी। पुलिस ताबड़तोड़ छापे मारने लगी, जिससे जगेन्द्र किसी तरह बचते
    रहे और इधर-उधर छिपते रहे। जगेन्द्र की स्थिति एक बड़े अपराधी जैसी बना
    दी, जो स्वयं को पुलिस से बचाता घूम रहा था। एक जून को जगेन्द्र अपने
    आवास विकास कालौनी में स्थित घर पर थे, तभी मुखबिर की सूचना पर पुलिस ने
    छापा मार दिया, जिसके बाद जगेन्द्र के जलने की घटना हुई और 8 जून को लखनऊ
    में उपचार के दौरान जगेन्द्र ने दम तोड़ दिया। मृत्यु से पूर्व जगेन्द्र
    ने स्वयं बयान दिया कि उन्हें पुलिस ने पेट्रोल डाल कर जला दिया। पुलिस
    का कहना है कि जगेन्द्र ने स्वयं आग लगाई।
    जगेन्द्र के बयान की बात करें, तो बयान मजिस्ट्रेट ने भी दर्ज किया है।
    मृत्यु पूर्व दिए गये बयान को कोई नहीं झुठला सकता। साक्ष्य संबंधी धारा-
    32 (1) के अंतर्गत दर्ज किये गये मृतक के बयान को न्यायालय भी सच मानता
    है, तो जगेन्द्र के बयान को सरकार कैसे झुठला सकती है? पुलिस की बात सही
    मान लें, तो सवाल यह है कि जगेन्द्र को आत्म हत्या करने के लिए मजबूर किस
    ने किया? आत्म हत्या करने वाले हालात किसने उत्पन्न किये? जाहिर है कि
    राज्यमंत्री राममूर्ति वर्मा और स्थानीय पुलिस ने जगेन्द्र के अंदर इतना
    बड़ा डर पैदा कर दिया कि उसे जिंदगी की तुलना में मर जाना आसान लगा, लेकिन
    पुलिस के तर्क में दम नहीं है, क्योंकि जगेन्द्र ने अपनी फेसबुक वॉल पर
    22 मई को लिखा था कि राज्यमंत्री राममूर्ति वर्मा उसकी हत्या का षड्यंत्र
    रच रहे हैं और उसकी हत्या हो सकती। क्या जगेन्द्र को 22 मई को पता था कि
    1 जून को पुलिस उसके घर पर छापा मारेगी, तो वह आत्म हत्या करेगा?, ऐसी
    कल्पना करना भी मूर्खता पूर्ण बात ही कही जायेगी। प्रथम दृष्टया
    राज्यमंत्री राममूर्ति वर्मा और पुलिस कर्मी दोषी ही नजर आ रहे हैं,
    इसलिए सरकार को प्रथम दिन ही सभी दोषियों के विरुद्ध कार्रवाई करा देनी
    चाहिए थी। राज्यमंत्री राममूर्ति वर्मा को मंत्रिमंडल से निकाल देना
    चाहिए था। इसके अलावा जगेन्द्र की मृत्यु सहज नहीं है। हत्या हो, अथवा
    आत्म हत्या, दोनों ही हालातों में राज्यमंत्री राममूर्ति वर्मा और पुलिस
    वाले दोषी ही हैं, इसलिए मृतक आश्रितों का अधिकार है कि उन्हें आर्थिक
    सहायता दी जाये, लेकिन सरकार ने ऐसा कुछ नहीं किया। सरकार का जांच के बाद
    कार्रवाई करने का तर्क तब माना जाता, जब सरकार सीबीआई जाँच की संस्तुति
    कर देती, लेकिन समाजवादी पार्टी के राष्ट्रीय महासचिव प्रो. रामगोपाल
    यादव का बयान आया कि मुकदमा लिखने से कोई दोषी नहीं हो जाता, इसके अलावा
    पार्टी ने पूर्व विधायक देवेन्द्र कुमार सिंह के विरुद्ध यह कहते हुए
    कार्रवाई कर दी कि उन्होंने राममूर्ति वर्मा के विरुद्ध साजिश रची।
    समाजवादी पार्टी की इस सोच पर सवाल उठना स्वाभाविक ही है कि जब वो पहले
    से ही साजिश मान बैठी है, तो उसकी सरकार निष्पक्ष जांच कैसे करा पायेगी?
    जगेन्द्र हत्या कांड को लेकर उच्च न्यायालय की लखनऊ पीठ में जनहित याचिका
    भी दायर हो चुकी है, जिस पर सोमवार को सुनवाई होगी। अब तक की भूमिका
    देखते हुए सरकार से ज्यादा अब न्यायालय पर ही विश्वास है, जहां दोषी बच
    नहीं पायेंगे। कुल मिला कर न्याय के लिए संघर्ष लंबा भी चल सकता है,
    इसलिए सवाल उठता है कि ऐसा कब तक चलेगा? देश हर आम आदमी के साथ खड़ा नहीं
    होता। उन्हें न्याय कौन दिलायेगा? आम आदमी को न्याय दिलाने के साथ
    भयमुक्त वातावरण देना सरकार का प्रथम दायित्व होना चाहिए। हर प्रकरण में
    विरोधियों पर आरोप लगा देना और मीडिया को कठघरे में खड़ा कर देने से काम
    नहीं चलेगा। मुख्यमंत्री अखिलेश यादव को समझना होगा कि अब जनता पचास, साठ
    और सत्तर के दशक की सोच वाली नहीं है। अब जनता जागरूक हो गई। इक्कीसवीं
    सदी के युवाओं के हाथ में अब कंप्यूटर, लैपटॉप, पैड और स्मार्ट फोन है,
    जो इंटरनेट के सहारे विश्व से जुड़े हुए हैं। युवा अब सब समझते हैं, वे
    बिना तर्क के कुछ भी स्वीकार नहीं करते। प्रदेश की बिगड़ी कानून व्यवस्था
    को लेकर तर्क से नहीं, बल्कि कानून का राज स्थापित करने से ही काम चलेगा
    और यह निश्चित है कि जब तक थानेदार को तैनात करने का अधिकार विधायकों और
    मंत्रियों के पास रहेगा, तब तक प्रदेश में कानून व्यवस्था नहीं सुधरने
    वाली, क्योंकि थानेदार कानून के प्रति नहीं, बल्कि विधायक और मंत्री के
    प्रति वफादार रहता है। जिला हरदोई के थाना हरियावां का ताजा प्रकरण
    उदाहरण के रूप में लिया जा सकता है। थानेदार राधेश्याम गुप्ता के सिर पर
    राज्यमंत्री नितिन अग्रवाल का हाथ है, जिससे वो कभी सांसद का अपमान कर
    देते हैं, तो कभी पत्रकार को फोन पर हड़का देते हैं और कभी यौन शोषण की
    शिकार महिला को अपमानित कर देते हैं, इतना सब होने के बावजूद एसएसपी उसे
    हटा नहीं सकते, क्योंकि मंत्री जी आड़े आ जायेंगे, ऐसे ही शाहजहाँपुर में
    कोतवाल श्री प्रकाश राय को एसएसपी का डर होता, तो वो जगेन्द्र का शोषण
    नहीं कर पाते, इसलिए अखिलेश जी, आईपीएस अफसरों के अधिकार बहाल कीजिये,
    कानून व्यवस्था स्वतः सुधर जायेगी।

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    ভারতের মিয়ানমার অপারেশন
    মিয়ানমারের অভ্যন্তরে ভারতীয় কমান্ডো বাহিনীর ঝটিকা হামলা নিয়ে একদিকে যেমন বিভ্রান্তির সৃষ্টি হয়েছে অন্য দিকে তেমনি এই উপমহাদেশে নতুন করে স্নায়ু যুদ্ধ সৃষ্টি করেছে। গত বৃহস্পতিবার ভারতীয় হামলার খবর বাংলাদেশের পত্রপত্রিকায় যেভাবে পরিবেশিত হয় এবং ভারতের যে সুর ধ্বনিত হয়, শনিবারে এসে তার পরিবর্তন লক্ষ্য করা যাচ্ছে। অনুরূপভাবে মিয়ানমার গত বুধবার বিষয়টিকে যেভাবে গ্রহণ করেছিল, শনিবার সেখান থেকে তার অবস্থান পরিবর্তন করেছে। গত বৃহস্পতিবার বাংলাদেশের বিভিন্ন পত্র পত্রিকায় মিয়ানমারের অভ্যন্তরে ভারতীয় বিমান বাহিনীর ছত্রছায়ায় ভারতীয় বাহিনীর হামলার খবর যেভাবে প্রকাশিত হয় সেটি নিম্নরূপ:
    গত মঙ্গলবার মিয়ানমার সরকারকে কোনো কিছু না জানিয়ে বিদ্রোহীদের ঘাঁটি ধ্বংসের অজুহাতে রাত ৩ টায় মিয়ানমার সীমান্তের কয়েক কিলোমিটার অভ্যন্তরে সামরিক অভিযান চালায় ভারতীয় সেনাবাহিনী। তাদের মাথার ওপরে ছত্রছায়ার মতো চক্কর দেয় ভারতীয় বিমান বাহিনীর 'সুখই'জঙ্গি হেলিকপ্টার এবং 'মিগ-২৯'জঙ্গি বিমান। ভারতীয় সেনাবাহিনীর প্যারা কমান্ডোরা সকাল পর্যন্ত অভিযান চালায়। এই সামরিক অভিযানের সময় আকাশ এবং স্থল থেকে মিয়ানমারের দুটি স্থানে অবিরাম গুলী বর্ষণ করা হয়। প্রায় দুই ঘণ্টা অপারেশন করে ভারতীয় সেনাবাহিনীর ২১ প্যারা রেজিমেন্টের কমান্ডোরা নিরাপদে ফিরে আসে। ভারতীয় বাহিনীর হামলায় অন্তত শতাধিক ব্যক্তি নিহত হয়। ভারতের তথ্য প্রতিমন্ত্রী রাজ্য বর্ধন সিং রাঠোর স্থানীয় এক টেলিভিশনে মিয়ানমারের অভ্যন্তরে ঢোকার খবরের সত্যতা নিশ্চিত করেন। তিনি জানান, প্রধানমন্ত্রী নরেন্দ্র মোদির নির্দেশে সেনাবাহিনীর পরিকল্পনায় 'গুরুত্বপূর্ণ, অভূতপূর্ব ও সাহসী'অভিযানটি চালানো হয়। রাজ্য বর্ধন সিং রাঠোর বলেন, এ হামলার মধ্য দিয়ে একটি বক্তব্য স্পষ্ট করা হয়েছে যে, ভারত একটি শক্তিশালী দেশ এবং ভারতের ওপর কোনো হামলা বরদাশত করা হবে না। যেসব প্রতিবেশী দেশে সন্ত্রীদের ঘাঁটি রয়েছে প্রয়োজনে সেখানেও হামলা চালানো হবে। এমনকি ইরাক, ইয়েমেন কিংবা বিশ্বের যে কোনো প্রান্তেও ভারতীয়দের ওপর হামলা মেনে নেয়া হবে না।
    ভারতীয় গোয়েন্দা সূত্র মতে, ভারতের উত্তর-পূর্বাঞ্চলের বিচ্ছিন্নতাবাদীদের সহযোগিতা দিচ্ছে চীন। সাম্প্রতিক একটি গোয়েন্দা তথ্য মোতাবেক, উলফা নেতা পরেশ বড়ুয়া চীনের ইউনান প্রদেশে আশ্রয় চেয়েছেন। এছাড়া, সাম্প্রতিক সপ্তাহগুলোতে এ খবরও আসছিল যে, চীনের প্রত্যক্ষ সহযোগিতায় পরেশ বড়–য়ার উলফা ও আরেক বিচ্ছিন্নতাবাদী সংগঠন এনএসসিএনসহ মোট ৭টি সশস্ত্র বিদ্রোহী সংগঠন মিলে গঠন করেছে 'ইউনাইটেড ন্যাশনাল লিবারেশন ফ্রন্ট অব ওয়েস্টার্ন সাউথ-ইস্ট এশিয়া'নামের একটি সংগঠন। মণিপুরে ৪ জুনের একটি হামলায় ১৮ ভারতীয় সেনা নিহত হয়েছে বলে বলা হয়েছে। সেখানে সন্ত্রাসীরা অত্যাধুনিক অস্ত্রশস্ত্র ব্যবহার করেছে বলে অভিযোগ করছে ভারত।
    গত বৃহস্পতিবারের পত্রপত্রিকা অনুযায়ী মিয়ানমারের অভ্যন্তরে ভারতীয় বাহিনীর অভিযানের খবর মিয়ানমার সরকার অস্বীকার করে। 
    বার্তা সংস্থা এএফপি জানিয়েছে, মিয়ানমারের ভেতরে ঢুকে ভারতীয় বাহিনীর অভিযান চালানো কিংবা জঙ্গি বাহিনীর অভিযান চালানোর মতো কোনো ঘটনা ঘটেনি বলে বুধবার দাবি করেছেন দেশটির প্রেসিডেন্টের দফতরের মুখপাত্র জাও হাটি। তিনি বলেন, ভারত-মিয়ানমার সীমান্তে ভারতে দেশটির সেনাবাহিনী অভিযান চালিয়েছে। তবে মিয়ানমার কখনোই এমন কোনো কার্যক্রম মেনে নেবে না, যাতে বাইরের কেউ মিয়ানমারে প্রবেশ করে প্রতিবেশী দেশের ওপর হামলা চালায় বা এমন কিছু করে যাতে সীমান্তে সমস্যার সৃষ্টি হয়। তিনি আরও বলেন, গত সপ্তাহে সেনাবাহিনীর ওপর হামলা চালানোর ঘটনা আমাদের জানিয়েছিল ভারত।
    "দুই"
    কিন্তু শনিবার মিয়ানমার সরকারের সুর সম্পূর্ণ পাল্টে যায়। মিয়ানমারের অভ্যন্তরে ভারতীয় কমান্ডোদের কথিত সামরিক অভিযানের খবরে ক্ষোভ প্রকাশ করেছে নে পি দো। মিয়ানমার বলেছে, তার ভূখন্ডে কোনো বিদেশী সামরিক অভিযান মেনে নেওয়া হবে না। অন্য দেশগুলোর উচিত তাদের সার্বভৌমত্বকে শ্রদ্ধা করা। বিভিন্ন সূত্রের বরাত দিয়ে ভারতের 'দ্য হিন্দু'পত্রিকা জানিয়েছে, গত বুধবার মিয়ানমারে নিযুক্ত ভারতের রাষ্ট্রদূত গৌতম মুখার্জির সঙ্গে দেশটির কর্তৃপক্ষের বৈঠক অনুষ্ঠিত হয়। এ সময় মিয়ানমার কড়া ভাষায় ভারতের হামলার প্রতিবাদ জানায়।
    এদিকে মিয়ানমারের প্রেসিডেন্টের কার্যালয়ের পরিচালক জও তে নে পি দো টেলিফোনে কলকাতা টেলিগ্রাফকে বলেছেন, 'আমরা মিয়ানমারের ভূখন্ডে কোনো বিদেশী সেনা অভিযান মেনে নেব না এবং আমি বলতে চাই, প্রত্যেক দেশকে অবশ্যই অন্য দেশের সার্বভৌমত্বকে শ্রদ্ধা করা উচিত।'
    শুক্রবার থেকেই বিজেপি এবং সরকারি নেতারা গলার স্বর নামিয়ে ফেলতে শুরু করে। কারণ এই হামলাকে নিয়ে বিজেপি এবং সরকারি নেতারা যে আস্ফালন শুরু করেন এবং ক্ষমতার দম্ভ নিয়ে যে বাগাড়ম্বর শুরু করেন তার বিরুদ্ধে বিদেশে তো বটেই, খোদ ভারতের অভ্যন্তরেই সরকারের তীব্র সমালোচনা শুরু হয়। গত ১১ জুন বৃহস্পতিবার ভারতীয় কংগ্রেস বিজেপি সরকারের যুদ্ধংদেহী আচরণ ও উক্তির কঠোর সমালোচনা করে। তারা প্রধানমন্ত্রী নরেন্দ্র মোদিকে বলে যে, আপনার কিছু কিছু মন্ত্রী যুদ্ধবাজ আচরণ করছেন এবং ভারতের সামরিক শক্তি নিয়ে দম্ভোক্তি করছেন। তাদেরকে সামলান এবং নসিহৎ করুন। কংগ্রেসের মুখপাত্র আনন্দ শর্মা বলেন, দায়িত্বজ্ঞানহীন মন্তব্য করা ভারতের প্রতিরক্ষা মন্ত্রীর অভ্যেসে পরিণত হয়েছে। এমন দায়িত্বশীল পদে অধিষ্ঠিত থাকলে তাদেরকে অমায়িক এবং পরিপক্ব হতে হয়। এই ধরনের দায়িত্বজ্ঞানহীন দম্ভোক্তি ভারতের বিশেষ বাহিনীর অপারেশনকে কোনভাবেই সাহায্য করে না। ভারতের প্রতিরক্ষা মন্ত্রী মনোহর পারিকার বলেছেন যে, মিয়ানমার অপারেশনের মাধ্যমে ভারতের রাজনৈতিক মন মানসিকতার পরিবর্তন প্রকাশিত হয়েছে। তিনি পাকিস্তানের দিকে ঈঙ্গিত করে বলেন যে, যারা ভারতের এই নতুন মানসিকতাকে ভয় পায় তারা এখন ভয় পেয়ে এসব প্রতিক্রিয়া দেখাচ্ছে। তথ্য প্রতিমন্ত্রী রাজ্য বর্ধন রাঠোরের স্পর্ধিত উক্তির পর প্রতিরক্ষা মন্ত্রীর এই বক্তব্য পাওয়া গেল। উল্লেখ করা যেতে পারে যে, ডঃ মনমোহোন সিংয়ের বিগত কংগ্রেস সরকারে একজন সিনিয়র মন্ত্রী ছিলেন আনন্দ শর্মা। জাতীয় নিরাপত্তা উপদেষ্টাকে কথা বলার সময় সংযম প্রদর্শনের আহ্বান জানান মিঃ শর্মা। তার কথা বলার স্টাইল শিষ্টাচারের সীমা লঙ্ঘংন করে। শর্মা বলেন যে, এই ধরনের বিশেষ অপারেশন, বিশেষ করে যেখানে ভারতের প্রতিবেশীরা জড়িত, সেখানে এই সব উচ্চপদস্থ কর্মকর্তাদের কথা বলার সময় বিনয় এবং পরিপক্বতা থাকা উচিত। তার মতে পাকিস্তান সম্পর্কে যে উক্তি করা হয়েছে সেটি ভারতের বিরুদ্ধে বৈরী নীতি গ্রহণে পাকিস্তানকে ঠেলে দিয়েছে। সে জন্যেই পাকিস্তান ভারতকে হুঁশিয়ার করে দিয়ে বলেছে যে, পাকিস্তান মিয়ানমার নয়। 
    বিদেশী একাধিক বার্তা সংস্থা ইন্ডিয়ার এই অস্বাভাবিক কঠোরতাকে আমেরিকার পূর্বাহ্নিক আক্রমণতত্ত্বের সাথে (Doctrine of pre-emptive strike) তুলনা করেছেন। উল্লেখ করা যেতে পারে যে, ভবিষ্যতে আমেরিকার নিরাপত্তা বিপন্ন হতে পারে, এই অজুহাতে আফগানিস্তান এবং ইরাক আক্রমণ করে ও দখল করে নেয় আমেরিকা এবং পশ্চিমা যৌথ বাহিনী। ভারতের উচ্চপদস্থ কর্মকর্তাগণ এই মর্মে পরামর্শ দিয়েছেন যে, ভারতের অভিন্ন প্রতিবেশী যদি এইভাবে সন্ত্রাসী এবং জঙ্গি তৎপরতাকে প্রশ্রয় দেয় তাহলে ভারত তার সীমান্ত অতিক্রম করে সেই দেশে হামলা চালাতে পারে। এই ব্যাপারে পাকিস্তান খুবই স্পর্শকাতর। কারণ 'নেভী সিল'নামক মার্কিন নৌ বাহিনীর একটি কমান্ডো ইউনিট পাকিস্তানকে কিছু না জানিয়ে অকস্মাৎ পাকিস্তানের সীমান্ত লংঙ্ঘন করে এবং পাকিস্তানের এবোটাবাদ এসে ওসামা বিন লাদেনকে হত্যা করে চলে যায়। পাকিস্তানের স্বরাষ্ট্র মন্ত্রী নিছার আলী খান মনে করেন যে, ভারতের রয়েছে অশুভ উদ্দেশ্য। তবে ভারতের যে কোন হঠকারী অভিযানের দাঁতভাঙ্গা জবাব দেয়ার জন্য পাকিস্তানের সশস্ত্র বাহিনী প্রস্তুত। 
    "তিন"
    যতই দিন যাচ্ছে ততই দেখা যাচ্ছে যে, ভারতীয় মন্ত্রীদের হঠকারী উক্তির ফলে পাক-ভারত সম্পর্ক আবার উত্তপ্ত হয়ে উঠছে। দীর্ঘ দিন ধরে চির বৈরী দেশ দুটির মধ্যে মোটামুটি একটি স্বাভাবিক অবস্থা বিরাজ করছিল। কিন্তু ভারতের মন্ত্রীদের উস্কানিমূলক উক্তি পাকিস্তান সেনাবাহিনীর প্রধান এবং পাকিস্তানের প্রধানমন্ত্রীকেও কড়া বক্তব্য দিতে বাধ্য করেছে। পাকিস্তানের সেনাপ্রধান জেনারেল রাহিল শরীফ বলেছেন, ভারতের রাজনীতিকরা যেন তার দেশের দিকে কুদৃষ্টিতে না তাকান। তিনি বলেন, যেকোনো মূল্যে পাকিস্তান ভারতীয় নেতাদের ষড়যন্ত্রকে নস্যাৎ করবে এবং নিজের অখন্ডতা রক্ষা করবে। রাওয়ালপিন্ডির সেনা সদরে সামরিক বাহিনীর শীর্ষ পর্যায়ের কর্মকর্তাদের এক  বৈঠকে জেনারেল রাহিল শরীফ এই হুঁশিয়ারি দেন। তিনি সতর্ক করে দিয়ে বলেন, পাকিস্তানের দিকে কেউ যেন বদনজরে না তাকায় এবং পাকিস্তানের বিরুদ্ধে কোনো হঠকারী অভিযান চালানোর চিন্তাও না করে। 
    "চার"
    ভারতের নেতাদের বক্তব্যকে 'দায়িত্বজ্ঞানহীন ও হঠকারী'বলে মন্তব্য করেছেন পাকিস্তানের প্রধানমন্ত্রী নওয়াজ শরিফ। রেডিও পাকিস্তানের কার্যালয়ে সাংবাদিকদের উদ্দেশ্যে বক্তব্য দিতে গিয়ে বৃহস্পতিবার নওয়াজ শরিফ আরও বলেন, ভারতের নেতাদের এ ধরনের বক্তব্য আঞ্চলিক শান্তি ও স্থিতিশীলতার পরিবেশকে নস্যাৎ করছে। সেই সঙ্গে আঞ্চলিক শান্তি ও স্থিতিশীলতা বজায় রাখার অঙ্গীকার থেকে প্রতিবেশী দুটি দেশকে দূরে ঠেলে দিচ্ছে। যে কোন মূল্যে পাকিস্তানের স্বার্থ সমুন্নত রাখার অঙ্গীকারও ব্যক্ত করেন নওয়াজ। এর আগে বাংলাদেশ সফরে এসে ভারতের প্রধানমন্ত্রী নরেন্দ্র মোদির দেওয়া বক্তব্যের নিন্দা জানিয়ে পাকিস্তান পার্লামেন্টে একটি প্রস্তাব পাস করা হয়েছে। নওয়াজ বলেন, ভারতের মন্ত্রীদের সাম্প্রতিক বক্তব্যে পুরো পাকিস্তান ফুঁসে উঠেছে। যে কোনো মূল্যে আমরা নিজেদের মৌলিক স্বার্থ রক্ষা করব। তিনি হুঁশিয়ারি উচ্চারণ করে বলেন, অতীতে বহিরাগতদের লেলিয়ে দেয়া সন্ত্রাস ও জঙ্গিবাদের কারণে পাকিস্তানের শান্তি বিনষ্ট হয়েছে। 
    এর আগে বৃহস্পতিবার সকালে 'পাকিস্তান সন্ত্রাসবাদকে উৎসাহিত করছে'- ঢাকা সফরের সময় ভারতের প্রধানমন্ত্রী নরেন্দ্র মোদির এ মন্তব্যের নিন্দা জানিয়ে পাকিস্তানের পার্লামেন্টে প্রস্তাব পাস করা হয়েছে। প্রস্তাবে ভারতের 'কর্তৃত্বপরায়ণ'মনোভাবের কড়া সমালোচনা করা হয়। পাকিস্তানের ভূখন্ডে ভারতের যে কোন প্রভাব বিস্তারের চেষ্টা ইসলামাবাদ মেনে নেবে না বলেও সতর্ক করা হয়। সতর্ক করে বলা হয়, পাকিস্তানের ভূখন্ডে ভারতের যে কোনো হামলা চেষ্টার কড়া জবাব দেবে পাকিস্তান সেনা বাহিনী। ভারতের সেনা বাহিনীর এ ধরনের আচরণ কোনোভাবেই গ্রহণযোগ্য নয় বলে সতর্ক করা হয়। পাকিস্তানের সাবেক সেনা প্রধান ও প্রেসিডেন্ট জেনারেল (অবঃ) পারভেজ মোশাররফ বলেন, শবে বরাতে ফোটানোর জন্য পাকিস্তান আণবিক বোমা তৈরি করেনি। পাকিস্তানের বিরুদ্ধে হামলা হলে তার দাঁতভাঙ্গা জবাব দেয়া হবে। 
    দেখা যাচ্ছে যে, ঘটনা ঘটেছে দক্ষিণ এশিয়ার পূর্ব প্রান্তে আর অশান্ত ও উত্তপ্ত হয়ে উঠছে পশ্চিম প্রান্ত। যদিও মিয়ানমার অস্বীকার করেছে, তারপরেও বলব, যদি মিয়ানমার বর্ডার থেকে এসে ইন্ডিয়ার বিরুদ্ধে সামরিক অভিযান চালানো হয় তাহলে সেটি গ্রহণযোগ্য হবে না। কিন্তু সেই অছিলায় ভারত যদি কোনো মিলিটারি এ্যাডভেঞ্চার করতে চায় তাহলে সমগ্র দক্ষিণ এশিয়া যুদ্ধের ময়দানে পরিণত হবে। বলা হয় যে, নরেন্দ্র মোদি হৃদয়ে নাকি বদলে যাচ্ছেন। কিন্তু বাস্তবে দেখা যাচ্ছে যে, একজন বিশ্ব নেতা হওয়ার জন্য নরেন্দ্র মোদি কঠোর থেকে কঠোরতর হচ্ছেন। 
    Email: asifarsalan15@gmail.com

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    *****DEPORT Lal Krishna Advani to SINDH!*****

    Rajesh PatilDRAMA jee,

       For about 8 years, you and your GANG have been threatening to DEPORT me to Sindh, Pakistan, or even to KILL me. After the BJP Governments have come to POWER in New Delhi and Maharashtra, I have really started getting TERRIBLY SCARED of your GANG and I am AFRAID of LOSING my LIFE. 

       I have SHAVED OFF my BEARD and MOUSTACHE, so that your GANG does NOT succeed in IDENTIFYING me and then attempt to KILL ME. I have also started wearing a BLACK WIG with LONG HAIR. I have gone UNDERGROUND, and I come out ONLY at NIGHT from my HIDING PLACE. Every night, I SHIFT from one HIDING PLACE to another NEW HIDING PLACE, so that your GANG does NOT FIND ME. 

       Rajesh PatilDRAMA jee, please SPARE my LIFE, as I want to tell you a VERY GREAT SECRET. Do you know that Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to make the SINDHI LEADER Lal Krishna Advani the NEXT President of India? He is the SAME SINDHI LEADER who had stated that Muhammad Ali Jinnah was REALLY a  GREAT SECULAR LEADER, the SAME FELLOW who is also known as the FATHER of Pakistan! 

       For his statement about Muhammad  Ali Jinnah, Lal Krishna Advani was declared a TRAITOR by many TOP Hindu leaders! Why don't you get Lal Krishna Advani DEPORTED to SINDH, Pakistan, and PREVENT him from becoming the NEXT President of India? So please tell your GANG to SPARE MY LIFE, as I have told you the GREAT SECRET about L K Advani.

          Very Very Sincerely,

          Ashok T Jaisinghani.



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    On 13 June 1915, Rajesh Patil  <patilrama@gmail.com> wrote

    Ashok Jaisinghani - Your name indicates that you might be from 'Sindh' ... If you hate the Hindus so much ... ... why do you live in Hindu dominated land ? Why don't you again try to settle  back to 'Sindh' ? 

        Rajesh Patil.

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    In reference to:Do ordinary people get chance to comment on the proposed constitution?
    Kalyan Bhattarai <kdbhattarai2009@gmail.com> wrote:
    Dear friends -i have said many times we are not under the democratic system but under kleptocratic system  -forget about the role/say/opinion of the common people even the so called elected members of CA are treated like puppets (the 601 fools accepted that they are only shoe polisher of the corrupt leaders from their deeds ) and they just only clapped on the constitution  made by few most corrupt power hungry crooks.  I wonder how those who are rejected by the majority of the voters of all constituents are considered elected  there is a case where the candidate who lost his deposit because he was not  able to get the required votes (support from voters) but still consider as elected and the fools call such system as democratic !
     Why h in new constitution  PM is not  elected by the people directly. ? Last 2 decade's  history tells us how the so called  MP were sold in the open market, they were huddled in a hotel like sheeps ,they were sent to Bangkok in taxpayers money in the name of medical treatment to save from non confidence motion, some political parties even hurdled their PM and pleased them showing the blue flim to get the required signatures etc 
    90 % of the people are fooled by few corrupt politicians and is being dragged to the wrong direction like federalism simply because the corrupt political leaders are in need of big plump post to their cadres  like CM ,Governor. DCM. and 100s of such unrequired post and these crooks will get salary, perks, residence, transportation facilities etc all from the poor citizen's tax paid money  etc 
    I understand well why the corrupt politicians do favor such undemocratic system but wonder why the educated elites also consider such undemocratic system as democracy just to get few important post and ready to polish the shoe of corrupt leaders. 
    can anybody explain why the direct election of CEO of the country is not accepted by the corrupt leaders  because they are in politics to loot the nation 
    Can anybody explain me why the corrupt should not be hanged to death ? 
    can anybody give me singe reasonable reason why a poor small country like nepal need federalism 
    can any body tell me how the one rejected by the majority of the voters can be consider as their representatives ? 
    can any body tell me under what law the politician from president to PM and almost all leaders are looting millions of taxpayers money in the name of medical treatment  
    everybody knows  the PM fooled the citizen not once but many times by saying he will jail the one who misuses the relief fund but today when the 
    newspapers are flooded with the corruption news not a single corrupt is arrested why 
    why the CA cannot inform the people how many suggestion it received from the people's side and how many of that was incorporated in the constitution .This is because the present day corrupt power hungry politician are not interested for the betterment of the country or the nation and are interested only to loot the country so neither they incorporate the people's choice nor do give attention to the requirements of the citizen because  they  all are looters and should be hanged to death
    After more than 45 days of EQ also there are many   real victims who have not received any relief but the cadres of the political parties have taken 95 % of the distributed fund/materials etc this is because  the present leaders are only interested for the better of their party cadres and do not care to the ordinary citizen. 
    i request all the intellectuals of the country to come out of their petty interest and speak truth and not to  kill their inner voice . 
    see the raping of democracy -  even for the post of messenger some qualification is needed like  cycling ,able to read and write -but no need of any qualification to be politicians why ? this is because the present day  corrupt politicians want to rule this country by goons, corrupt, murderers, looters,kidnappers, blackmailers  hijackers, and all kind of criminals -this is as simple as that but still i wonder why the so called intellectuals  cannot demand to have some qualification to be minister president PM etc why? May be because by polishing the shoe of such corrupt leaders the so called intellectuals want to get some post ?   
    Thanks Kalyan dev Bhattarai

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    Dalits Media Watch

    News Updates 14.06.15

     

    Two Dalits killed over Rs 4 in Allahabad – The Indian Express

    http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/two-dalits-killed-over-rs-4-in-allahabad/

    KSIDC Denying Justice to Candidates: SC/ST Confederation - The New Indian Express

    http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/thiruvananthapuram/KSIDC-Denying-Justice-to-Candidates-SCST-Confederation/2015/06/14/article2865223.ece

    Kalathur residents protest for second day - The Hindu

    http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/kalathur-villagers-protest-by-cooking-staying-in-temple-for-second-day/article7314765.ece

    Scars of Police Torture Haunt TN Dalit Youth as CB-CID Goes Slow on Probe - The New Indian Express

    http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/chennai/Scars-of-Police-Torture-Haunt-TN-Dalit-Youth-as-CB-CID-Goes-Slow-on-Probe/2015/06/14/article2865187.ece

    RTO says minister issued death threats for not following diktat - Nyoooz

    http://www.nyoooz.com/lucknow/126626/rto-says-minister-issued-death-threats-for-not-followingdiktat

    Villagers seek transfer of police officials - The Hindu

    tthp://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/villagers-seek-transfer-of-police-officials/article7314085.ece

    Man sends help to jail on his behalf - The Times Of India

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/City/Agra/Man-sends-help-to-jail-on-his-behalf/articleshow/47658801.cms

    The legacy of BR Ambedkar - The Age  Aisan

    http://www.asianage.com/columnists/legacy-br-ambedkar-308

    The Dalit life: fighting with vultures for the meat of dead cattle - Scroll

    http://scroll.in/article/734129/the-dalit-life-fighting-with-vultures-for-the-meat-of-dead-cattle

     

    Please Watch :

    A Farmer Gets Looted Three Times:

    https://vimeo.com/128627091

     

    Note : Please find attachment for HINDI NEWS UPDATES (PDF)

     

     

    The Indian Express

    Two Dalits killed over Rs 4 in Allahabad

    http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/two-dalits-killed-over-rs-4-in-allahabad/

     

    By: Express News Service | Allahabad | Published on:June 13, 2015 2:38 am

     

    Four persons have been arrested and security personnel have been deployed in Mohiuddipur village.

     

    An argument over Rs 4 led to a clash in Allahabad's Ghoorpur area Friday, leaving two Dalits dead and three injured, police said. The victims' family retaliated by burning the flour mill owned by the accused, a Brahmin, police said.

     

    Four persons have been arrested and security personnel have been deployed in Mohiuddipur village.

     

    Police said Rajat Bharatiya (15) had gone to the mill, owned by Vashishtha Narayan Dubey, to buy flour. "He reached the mill around 6.30 am. While paying, he fell short by Rs 4. When Vashishtha insisted that he pay up, Rajat, who had a Rs 500 note, asked him to deduct the amount from it," said a police official.

     

    He added, "Vashishtha insisted that he pay the exact change. Rajat went home, returned with a Rs 20 note, and angrily handed it to Vashishtha. This led to an altercation."

     

    Police said Vashishtha's son Rajesh Dubey hit Rajat on his head with a sharp object. Rajat collapsed and was rushed to Swaroop Rani Nehru Hospital in Allahabad. Following this, word spread about the attack.

     

    "Soon, Rajat's family and relatives reached Dubey's house armed with sticks. The family locked the door and ran upstairs. Rajesh then used his licenced double-barrel gun to fire at the mob that had gathered outside," the official said.

     

    "Two Dalit youths, Rahul Bharatiya (20) and his cousin Shubham alias Ashu Bharatiya (18), sustained bullet injuries in their stomachs. While Rahul died on the spot, Shubham succumbed on the way to the hospital," the official said.

     

    Two others were injured in the firing.

     

    Police said the victims' family torched the cowshed, the mill and a balcony in the Dubey house.

     

    Senior police officers, including DIG (Allahabad Range) Bhagwan Swaroop, reached the spot with a contingent of security personnel to bring the situation under control.

     

    Police said a murder case has been registered against Vashishtha and his four sons, Suresh, Rakesh, Rajesh and Sunny. The sons have been arrested.

     

    "We have recovered the gun and four empty shells from the spot," said SP (Trans-Yamuna) Ashutosh Mishra.

    Mishra said there is no evidence so far to suggest that there was any enmity between the two families. "We initially thought such a minor issue could not have led to such major violence. But neither the victims' family, nor the villagers indicated there was any old issue," he said.

     

    The New Indian Express

    KSIDC Denying Justice to Candidates: SC/ST Confederation

    http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/thiruvananthapuram/KSIDC-Denying-Justice-to-Candidates-SCST-Confederation/2015/06/14/article2865223.ece

     

    By Express News Service

    Published: 14th June 2015 06:00 AM

     

    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The All-India Confederation of SC/ST Organisations on Saturday alleged that the Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC) was among the leading institutions which were denying justice and constitutional rights to candidates from the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled the Tribe communities.

     

    At the Press Club here on Saturday, All-India Confederations of SC/ST Organisations state president and Dalit leader K Ramankutty said that KSIDC, a government agency fully funded by the Government of Kerala, was practising nepotism and scuttling the reservation system by appointing top-level employees directly.

     

    "The general manager and executive director of KSIDC claim that the recruitment to the institution is being done through the PSC following reservation," Ramankutty said. "However, only posts at the lower levels are filled through PSC and all other appointments are being done by KSIDC directly without adhering to any reservation pattern," he added.

     

    Ramankutty also alleged that the top leadership at KSIDC had been heavily influencing the High Court and legislative committees to deny reservation for SC/ST categories. He also said that the SC/ST Department secretary had proved that the claims had been true in an inquiry conducted following the filing of a petition to the chief secretary and industries department secretary.

     

    Chief Minister Oommen Chandy had issued an order demanding action against the KSIDC employees responsible for the act and the chief secretary had instructed the KSIDC managing director to adhere to the reservation rules. However, there had been no respite from the situation, Ramankutty said.

     

    Despite already having SC/ST employees who fulfilled eligibility for top posts, including that of executive director on their rolls, KSIDC was recruiting from outside for those posts. Government institutions should not become a club of people who did not respect the Constitution, he said.

     

    The Hindu

    Kalathur residents protest for second day

    http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/kalathur-villagers-protest-by-cooking-staying-in-temple-for-second-day/article7314765.ece

     

    A.D. Balasubramaniyan

     

    They cook and stay in temple demanding release of arrested villagers

     

    People of Kalathur village in Arakkonam taluk of Vellore district, who were allegedly subjected to ruthless police attack and arrests, assembled in front of the Bajanai temple in the village for the second day on Saturday, and cooked their meal in common.

     

    The small village of 350 Dalit families is fighting for several months against the plan to set up a sand quarry in the Palar River near their village.

     

    About 200 villagers arrived near the Collectorate on Thursday to demonstrate seeking release of 19 villagers already in prison in another case. They were subjected to attack and abuse before they were arrested and lodged in a marriage hall. Later in the midnight police transported them back to their village where police attack allegedly continued. Nearly 19 villagers were again arrested and six women among them were released later.

     

    Enraged by police action and fearing further raids, villagers assembled in front of the Bajanai temple in the village and stay put there on Friday. According to Thamizh, one of the villagers participating in protests, they went home in the night but came back to temple again in the morning and staying put there since then, cooked their food in common there.

     

    Mahesh of Makkal Mandram, an organisation supporting protesting villagers said, "they sit there in protest demanding release of all those arrested, withdrawal of cases foisted against them, giving up of the plan to set up a sand quarry near the village."

     

     

    The New In Endiaxpress

    Scars of Police Torture Haunt TN Dalit Youth as CB-CID Goes Slow on Probe

    http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/chennai/Scars-of-Police-Torture-Haunt-TN-Dalit-Youth-as-CB-CID-Goes-Slow-on-Probe/2015/06/14/article2865187.ece

     

    CHENNAI: Nearly nine months have passed but the scars of police torture continue to haunt Poovarasan as CB-CID is allegedly going slow on the case after filing an FIR directed by Madras High Court.

     

    Poovarasan, a Dalit youth, was illegally detained and tortured by police inspector Kandiban of Kaveripakkam police station, Arakkonam taluk, Vellore district along with Mohan, special sub inspector and constables Sundar and Velmurugan on September 2014 after he allegedly protested entry of lorries into Athipattu village to reach sand quarries.

     

    "Four months ago the case was handed over to CB-CID on the directive of Madras High Court, who also orderd an FIR to be registered against the four policemen. Apart from filing of FIR, no action has been taken against the policemen. They continue to enjoy their office and discharge their duties," said V Suresh, national general secretary, People's Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL).

     

    Poovarasan while recounting the horrors of torture broke down while stating how he was stripped and beaten after being taken into police custody while protesting against the entry of lorries through his village.

     

    Interestingly, it is not only Poovarasan who highlighted the attitude of the policemen after protesting against sand mining on Palar River. Even Kalathur village in Vellore district faced the ire of sand mining contractors when they protested against setting up a sand quarry in Sankaranpadi-Kalathur area.

     

    Rights activists during a press meet demanded that it was time the government gave an assurance in writing that sand quarry would not be set up at Sankarapandi-Kalathur area. They also demanded that alleged false cases booked against protestors on instigation by sand mining contractors should be withdrawn besides Kalathur people should be given protection from sand mining contractors.

     

    Suresh also demanded adequate compensation for victims of police brutality. "Policemen joining hands with sand smugglers should be immediately transferred from the area, pending investigation," Suresh demanded.

     

    Nyoooz

    RTO says minister issued death threats for not followingdiktat

    http://www.nyoooz.com/lucknow/126626/rto-says-minister-issued-death-threats-for-not-followingdiktat

     

    Regional Transport Officer (RTO) of Mirzapur district, Chunni Lal, alleged on Friday that "the police are bowing to political pressure" and not registering the FIR against a state minister who "issued death threats" and whose supporters "manhandled" him at the minister's residence on Friday. Lal has accused Minister of State for Child Nutrition and Basic Education, Kailash Chaurasia, of "threatening me with dire consequences" and his supporters of "manhandling" him when he refused to comply with Chaurasia's "verbal order asking me not to assign duty to a clerk". Lal said he has submitted a written complaint to the local police station in this regard but the police denied receiving it.


    Significantly, the minister was convicted by the Chief Judicial Magistrate court of Mirzapur in March earlier this year for manhandling and threatening a postman in 1995. He, however, was acquitted by the district court in May. RelatedECI disqualifies 'convicted' ChaurasiaMinister jailed in manhandling case, later released on bailEx-BSP worker gets a case registered against minister under SC/ST Act On Saturday, Lal met senior officials in Transport Department in Lucknow and apprised them of the situation, so that the "system could be compelled to function".

    Transport Commissioner K Ravindra Nayak said: "We have asked the Commissioner (Vindhyachal Division) to look into the matter. Our role ends there. The responsibility to ascertain the veracity of the complaint lies with the local administration and the police.


    " The minister, whom this correspondent spoke to Saturday evening, refuted Lal's allegations and instead accused the officer of "indulging in corrupt practices". "Whatever allegations are being conveyed to you are false. You will soon see the official being punished for corrupt practices.


    Already, I have given a clarification in the media," he said. Lal, speaking to The Indian Express over phone, said: "I was called to the minister's residence in Katra on Friday. There is a clerk in my department, Dinesh Malviya, whom the Minister had got transferred to Chitrakoot.


    But Malviya had got the order stayed by the Allahabad High Court. In fact, Malviya had been issued transfer orders after the minister's intervention in the past as well but each time he got those orders stayed. This time, too, when the court stayed the order, I could not release him and told the minister about it but he wanted me not to assign him duty.


    " Lal went on to allege that "the minister had been putting pressure on me to bring him money" ever since he joined as RTO, Mirzapur, in October 2014. "It appears that my predecessor had obliged him in some way and he was now expecting that I would toe the same line. He became angrier when I told him that I cannot do it and that I was ready to be transferred.


    This was when his supporters beat me up and the minister threatened me with dire consequences to life. I have left the place and I am now in Lucknow," he said. SHO, Katra police station, Shafique Ahmed said: "We have not received any complaint.


    I have got one letter seeking action against a person in the transport department, who has been dismissed for using fake mark sheets to get …continued » ....

     

    The Hindu

    Villagers seek transfer of police officials

    tthp://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/villagers-seek-transfer-of-police-officials/article7314085.ece

     

    Special Correspondent

     

    Ask for written assurance from govt to drop quarrying plan

     

    Residents of Kalathur village in Vellore district protesting against the setting up of a sand quarry in the area have made a slew of demands from the Tamil Nadu Government including transfer of policemen acting in nexus with sand smugglers.

     

    The villagers have demanded that the Tamil Nadu Government give an assurance in writing that a sand quarry will not be set up in Sankaranpadi-Kalathur area, withdrawal of false cases against the protesters and protection to be provided to the villagers from the sand mining contractors.

     

    "We demand that policemen from the Kaveripakkam police station, especially inspector Kandeepan, sub inspector Mohan and three other policemen who have been booked under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act on directions of the Madras High Court, be transferred from the police station," Dr. V. Suresh, National General Secretary, People's Union for Civil Liberties, told a press conference on Saturday.

     

    The policemen were hampering enquiry, intimidating witnesses and destroying evidence, he said.

     

    Three villagers from Athipattu and Kalathur, who spoke at the press conference, alleged police brutality against the villagers for protesting against the sand mining contractors. They alleged that the police was acting hand in glove with the contractors and politicians and were intimidating and threatening the villagers.

     

    The police have filed a number of cases under various sections of the IPC at the Avalur and Kaveripakkam police stations against the villagers protesting against the sand mining.

     

    On Friday, the police allegedly attacked and detained a number of residents of Kaveripakkam, a day after the villagers had staged a protest in front of the Vellore Collectorate seeking the release of 18 persons arrested for agitating against sand mining.

     

    The Times Of India

    Man sends help to jail on his behalf

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/City/Agra/Man-sends-help-to-jail-on-his-behalf/articleshow/47658801.cms

     

    Agra: A man from Ghiror town of Mainpuri district, wanted for assault and under the SC/ST Act, tried to dodge the law by sending his servant to jail on his behalf, authorities have discovered. 


    Amar Singh Yadav (52) alias Munna Yadav, wanted for beating up a Dalit youth, had surrendered at Mainpuri court a month ago. However, later events led to the discovery that, instead of Yadav, it was 52-year-old Sopali, a daily wage labourer and Yadav's servant. 


    Yadav, it turned out, had managed to convince the illiterate Sopali that the court had ordered his (the servant's) property to be confiscated and being his master, Yadav would help him surrendering in court. 


    The identity swap, which has exposed the ineptitude of policemen who were blissfully harbouring the wrong man in jail for almost a month, was eventually revealed when the village headman approached policemen complaining about the injustice done to the poor labourer. The court has ordered a probe in the matter. 


    Amar Singh Yadav, owner of a factory, was accused of thrashing a Dalit youth at his workplace five years previously. He was booked under SC/ST Act and sections 323, 504 and 506 of the IPC. After the court issued several summons to him and finally the confiscation orders, he devised the plan to send a replacement and dodge the law. 

     
    "Yadav sent Sopali to court with a fake ID so that he could go to jail in place of him. He also convinced his servant that the latter must surrender in court or he would lose whatever little property and other assets he had. But the village headman's disclosure spoiled his plans," said Diwakar Singh, inspector, Ghiror police station. 


    Meanwhile, Sopali is in further trouble, after being booked by the police for aiding a criminal, and has landed back in jail. The cops however claimed that the labourer will be released after the final report is submitted in court. And as for Yadav, the hunt, say officials, is on. 

     

    The Age  Aisan

    The legacy of BR Ambedkar

    http://www.asianage.com/columnists/legacy-br-ambedkar-308

     

    Jun 13, 2015

     

    Ambedkar paid tributes to the role of other members: 'There were in the drafting committee men bigger, better and more competent than myself such as Sir Alladi Krishnaswamy Iyer… The credit that is given to me does not really belong to me. It belongs partly to Sir B.N. Rau, the constitutional adviser...'

     

    As political parties vie with each other to celebrate grandiosely the 125th anniversary of B.R. `, or inherit his legacy, it is an appropriate occasion to assess his contribution as a nation builder, especially as the architect of the Constitution of India.

     

    In a recent biography of Ambedkar, the author Narender Jadhav states that "Dr Ambedkar was not simple leader of untouchables, not even only a leader of oppressed people of India, he was a national leader, period. He made outstanding contribution as an economist, sociologist, anthropologist, educationist, journalist as an authority on comparative religion, as a policymaker and administrator, and a parliamentarian, besides, a jurist who became the principal, architect of the Indian Constitution." The author concludes his magnum opus by identifying Gandhi, Nehru and Ambedkar as the "trinity of makers of Modern India". Gandhi as supreme commander of India's freedom struggle and its moralist idealist; Nehru as the international voice and architect of modern Indian nation state, and Ambedkar as a social democrat and principal architect of the Indian constitution.

     

    Though Ambedkar's whole life was devoted to the uplift of the dalits and oppressed classes, surmounting most difficult hurdles, it was his role in the making of the Constitution which is seen as his crowning achievement. But while giving him his due it is also important that the contribution of others in making of India's magna carta is not erased from memory.

     

    The groundwork for the drafting of the Constitution had been prepared by B.N. Rau, the constitutional adviser. He prepared for the members of the Constituent Assembly handbooks of extracts from other constitutions and notes of his own on various aspects of a constitution for India. There was no aspect that he left uncovered, though the flesh and blood of the Constitution had to be supplied by political decisions. The Constitution borrowed largely from the Government of India Act, under which India was governed and which was the basis of transfer of power, and from the American, Australian, and Irish constitutions.

     

    According to Jawaharlal Nehru's biographer S. Gopal Nehru's major contribution was in settling the general lines on which the Constitution was to be drawn up. He drafted and moved in December 1946 the objectives resolution, stipulating that India would be an independent sovereign republic, free to draw up her own constitution.

     

    Rajendra Prasad, who before becoming the first President of India, was the president of the Constituent Assembly, in his final and concluding address to the Assembly recalled the steps the Constitution making had gone through: "The method which Constituent Assembly adopted in connection with the Constitution was first to lay down its 'terms of reference' as it were in the form of an Objectives Resolution which was moved by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in an inspiring speech and which constitutes now the Preamble to our Constitution. It then proceeded to appoint a number of committees to deal with different aspects of the constitutional problem…

     

    Several of these had as their chairman either Pandit Nehru or Sardar Patel to whom thus goes the credit for the fundamentals of our Constitution… they produced reports which were considered by the assembly and their recommendations were adopted as the basis on which the draft of the Constitution had to be prepared. This was done by B.N. Rau, who brought to bear on his task a detailed knowledge of Constitution of other countries and an extensive knowledge of the conditions of this country as well as his own administrative experience. The assembly then appointed the drafting committee which worked on the original draft prepared by B.N. Rau and produced the Draft Constitution."

    In April 1948, Ambedkar in a speech at a public meeting revealed that 250 clauses of the 1935 Act had been embodied into the new Constitution. This meant that nearly four-fifth of the Constitution was based on the 1935 Act. Let us also not forget that the resolution on Fundamental Rights at the Congress session in Karachi (1931) under the presidentship of Sardar Patel, and earlier, the Nehru report (1928) under the chairmanship of Motilal Nehru, had many clauses incorporated in the 1935 Act. Even though the Nehru report was rejected by the Muslim League, its letter and spirit formed part of the Karachi resolution.

     

    Ambedkar was a member of Viceroy's executive council during the sunset years of the British Raj. Despite the fact he had bitterly opposed the Congress, especially Mahatma Gandhi during the freedom struggle, it was at Gandhi's insistence that he was made the chairman of the drafting committee of the Constitution after being inducted as the country's law minister.

     

    Also, Ambedkar paid glowing tributes to the role of other members: "There were in the drafting committee men bigger, better and more competent than myself such as my friend Sir Alladi Krishnaswamy Iyer. I am grateful to the Constituent Assembly for reposing in me so much trust and confidence and to have chosen me as their instrument and given me this opportunity of serving the country. The credit that is given to me does not really belong to me. It belongs partly to Sir B.N. Rau, the constitutional adviser to the Constituent Assembly, who prepared a rough draft of the Constitution for the consideration of the drafting committee. A part of the credit must go to the members of the drafting committee without whose ingenuity to devise new formulae and capacity to tolerate and accommodate different points of view, the task of framing the Constitution could not have come to a successful conclusion. Much greater share of the credit must go to S.N. Mukherjee, the chief draftsman of the Constitution. His ability to put the most intricate proposals in the simplest and clearest legal form can rarely be equaled… without his help, this Assembly would have taken many more years to finalise the Constitution."

     

    How many of Ambedkar's followers today will repeat their icon's words uttered, in all humility, 65 years ago? But for his heroic struggle and iron will the dalits would have taken much longer to become equal and empowered citizens of India. All parties believing in egalitarianism and social justice have an equal claim to the legacy of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar. No single party enjoys this monopoly today.


    The writer, an ex-Army officer, is member, National Commission for Minorities. The views expressed are personal.

     

    Scroll

    The Dalit life: fighting with vultures for the meat of dead cattle

    http://scroll.in/article/734129/the-dalit-life-fighting-with-vultures-for-the-meat-of-dead-cattle

     

    An excerpt from 'Baluta', the first Dalit autobiography to be published in Marathi.

    Daya Pawar  · Today · 12:30 pm

     

    It is difficult to describe the shock with which the middle-class reader receivedBaluta. Speaking of it personally, this was the first time I had been exposed to a life of such squalor, deprivation and cruel discrimination. As a middle-class woman who had had a privileged upbringing, it was a rude awakening to the realities of our pernicious caste system.

     

    …I was ignorant of all the humiliating of what being a Mahar meant. I didn't know that Mahars skinned dead cattle and ate their flesh. I didn't know that Mahar children were made to sit apart from the upper castes in village schools. I didn't know that their touch was supposed to pollute water, rendering it undrinkable for the upper castes.

     

    Baluta opened this other world to me without mincing words, in direct, simple language, making escape impossible. I had to look at Daya Pawar's world as part of the reality of being Indian. It filled me with shame. I felt complicit in the creation of these harrowing lives. I felt frustrated because there appeared to be nothing I could do about it....I do not know whether today's reader will feel the same sense of shock that I did on first reading Baluta. Atrocities against Dalits are reported every day in newspapers. Has that blunted our sensibilities? Daya Pawar felt the need to create an alter ego to whom he was going to relate his story. It was a defence mechanism.

     

    - Shanta Gokhale

     

    So have you eaten the meat of dead cattle? Tell me honestly, how does it taste?' I was asked recently by an intellectual at Sahitya Sahvas, a writers' colony in Mumbai. The question took my breath away. I answered in some confusion:


    'When I ate it, I was not at the age at which one remembers tastes. I only knew how to assuage my hunger, by filling the hole in my belly. During a famine, Vishwamitra ate the leg of a dog. During the great war, the Maratha platoons ate the meat of horses. So I won't talk about the dead cattle that I may have eaten.'


    But it is true that the death of cattle brought great excitement to the Maharwada.


    It is also true that if the animal had died falling off a cliff, the excitement was even more acute. Such an animal's flesh would be fresh. News that an animal had died in the wilds did not take long to get to the Maharwada. It would pass along faster than the telexes of today. When the vultures and kite began to circle, like aeroplanes, the Mahars would locate the fallen animal. They would rush to get there before the birds picked the carcass clean.

    How many vultures? Fifty or so. Their wings flapping, they would make strange sounds, 'Machaak machaak.'


    Annabhau Sathe has compared vultures to the velvet-jacketed sons of money-lenders. If you threw a stone at them, they'd flap and move away a little but their greed drew them back to the body. They probably hated the Mahars. After all, we were snatching food from their claws. Their cruel eyes, their sharp beaks! Were they considering me as a possible snack? I would wonder.


    'It's been a while since we've had a good cut of meat in the Maharwada,' many an aged person would be heard saying. 'I've forgotten what it tastes like.'


    Taking whatever was to hand, pots, pans, dishes, ghamelas, the Mahars would run. Until the last strip of skin had been cleared, no one took a break. The women would chatter excitedly with each other. Children our age would be delighted for an entirely different reason. Just under the hide was a membrane that could be used to make musical instruments like the dafli and the dholak. A piece the size of a lota or an empty rolling board was enough. Stretched out and left to dry in the sun, it would thrum like a percussion instrument in a day or two.


    Carrying a dead cow is killing. Its dead weight is enormous but only two men would carry it. All four of its hooves would be tied and a bamboo would be inserted between them, a huge needle threaded through the gap between its legs. It looked as if a palanquin were being carried. When it was a cow, the sight of those pathetic eyes turned sightlessly towards the sky would chill me. Those eyes haunt me still. My mother's eyes and a cow's eyes showed remarkable similarities, it seemed to me. When it was our family's turn to carry the carcass, my mother would have to do it. I could not bear to see her struggle for breath. I wished I were a little older, so I might be able to lessen her burden.


    The carcass was distributed among the entire community. It was divided according to annas in the rupee, so that one Maharwada meant one rupee.


    Each family had a different share. One family might be entitled to half — or eight annas, as a rupee then had sixteen annas; another might get just one-and-a-half anna. These divisions and entitlements reflected our social structure. If a family was large, it got a smaller share. Within a family, the male siblings were entitled to portions of the share. If you had a larger share, you were worthy of respect. Those who got large shares were seen as our elders and betters. Our share was two annas in the rupee, one-eighth of whatever the Mahars were given. The suffering of those whose share was one or two paise (one-hundredth or one-fiftieth of the whole) was inhuman. Into some houses, half the carcass would go; into others, it would only be the intestines, the cartilage, the offal.


    The animal was divided according to the gudsa. This word appears in Laxmibai Tilak's autobiography. Who knows whether the Marathi litterateurs have heard of it or not? Laxmibai had heard of it. After all, she knew some Mahar Christians. Unless you know something about that caste, you wouldn't know.


    What was I saying? I was talking about the gudsa, a name for the animal's bones. I remember some of those names even today. The one near the back, we called 'dhharya'. The one above the fetlock, we called 'chaaklya' and the one above the knees, 'metya'. The Mahars would fight over these bones. Sometimes blows were exchanged. The women would pull each other's hair, and abuse each other's mothers. Even today, the struggle for the bones continues. It's a struggle over who should get the cut of meat with the gudsa. And everyone curses and swears, so much abuse flowing that it covers the whole carcass, from the tip of the horn to the end of the tail. I remember one of the scenes of this division. There was a huge boulder in the Maharwada. There were hollows in it, which looked like vessels of different shapes carved into the stone as if it were wood. Some old ladies would recount their childhood memories: 'We would sit and eat on this boulder. You could break the gudsa easily on the edge of the boulder. The gudsas of those days! How thick the blood that oozed out of them.' Who knows why but this would bring back my school history text books. Illustrations of primitive men sitting at the mouth of their caves. A fire in the middle. The carcass of an animal on the spit. Teeth tearing into the meat. I could see a relationship somewhere, or so I would think.


    Excerpted with permission from Baluta, Daya Pawar, translated from the Marathi by Jerry Pinto, Speaking Tiger Books.

     

     

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    In defence of a beautiful lady in Indian Politics!

    Palash Biswas

    1. Sushma Swaraj
      Minister of External Affairs of India
    2. Sushma Swaraj is an Indian politician, former lawyer and the current Minister of External Affairs of India, in office since 26 May 2014. Wikipedia
    3. BornFebruary 14, 1952 (age 63), New Delhi
    4. SpouseSwaraj Kaushal (m. 1975)
    5. OfficeMinister of External Affairs of India since 2014

    Why should she resign?


    Who did defend Union CARBIDE?Who did fight for DOW Chemicals in the court and who did allow Anderson die without the justice to Bhopal Gas Tragedy victims?


    Please tell me who did resign for SIKH genocide,Babri Demolition,Gujarat Genocide and for the poison we have to eat or drink daily?


    If it is the corrupt connection,then the connectivity in politics rather should be investigated at large scales and a headcount should be initiated immediately which party got how many criminals in top position in Indian Politics!


    We know something about greater crimes and none involved directly in those war crimes against human right had to resign rather we make them the members of the Hegemony DEVMANDAL of Class Caste Rule!


    Why do we skip the debate on Bhopal Gas Experiment of Mass Destruction?


    Why do we skip the debate on Swiss flood gates of defence shopping commission,the basic wholesale source of Balck Money to be pumped in Indian Economy as free flow of foreign capital?


    Why do we skip the debate on the policy making and executive decisions which benefits specified individuals and groups? As Hindutva PPP model development REWARIA booty goes two very very special beneficiaries,we have not to name?


    Why do we skip the source of corporate funding in governance and keeps secret of corporate lobbying behind Parliamentary consensus to kill the constitution and the people?


    Why do we skip the debate on Indian foreign policy and diplomacy which have been reduced to interests of a micro minority India Incs?


    Why do we not debate on the greatest scam of Tax Holiday for ABSOLUTE Corporate Mafia Promoter Builder Raj and Tax reforms to shift the burden of entire Taxation back to us,the ninety nine percent population?


    Why do we not debate on Railway regime of very very special politicians who have to keep mum on the privatization of Railway?


    Why do we not debate on the disinvestment cases,sell off cases,close down cases in which profitable Public Sector unites were handed over to private parties and ministers and politicians got due share.For example,please reopen the files of disinvestment of BALCO,NELCO,JESSOP and so on.For example disinvestment process of destruction in Railway, AIR INDIA, LIC, SBI, SAIL, ONGC,COAL India and so on?


    Why do we not discuss the NRI connection to RBI SEBI and Economy management?


    Why dare we not raise fingers against GREEN Signal to kill the Green and the mystery economics of billion billion dollars of investment?


    Why do we not see the individual super fast growth of the people`s representatives once they get elected irrespective of party and ideology?


    Why do we keep silence about the continuous displacement,deportation drive to sell of the Nation and its natural resources, continuous BEDAKHALI from JAL Jangal, Jameen, ecology, environment, weather and life cycle,citizenship,civic and human rights,job and livelihood and remain blind to see the faces of the criminal responsible of ethnic cleansing,war crimes, gang rapes, arson, hate campaign,blatant communalism, racial Apartheid, persecution and regional imbalance associated with geographical discrimination?


    Why dare we not raise our voice against recruitment on top positions and the monopoly of dominant castes in every sphere of life?


    She is the minster of foreign affairs and Modi connection seems to be predestined for her as she is very religious and speaks Hindutva so loud and certainly believes in Karma and KARMAFAL. Other wise she could have been the PM herself or she could have been skipped Lalit Modi connection.


    It did not happen.


    Thus it happened and it had to happen.Please see the links as follows:

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    In defence of a beautiful lady in Indian Politics!

    Palash Biswas

    1. Sushma Swaraj
      Minister of External Affairs of India
    2. Sushma Swaraj is an Indian politician, former lawyer and the current Minister of External Affairs of India, in office since 26 May 2014. Wikipedia
    3. BornFebruary 14, 1952 (age 63), New Delhi
    4. SpouseSwaraj Kaushal (m. 1975)
    5. OfficeMinister of External Affairs of India since 2014

    Why should she resign?


    Who did defend Union CARBIDE?Who did fight for DOW Chemicals in the court and who did allow Anderson die without the justice to Bhopal Gas Tragedy victims?


    Please tell me who did resign for SIKH genocide,Babri Demolition,Gujarat Genocide and for the poison we have to eat or drink daily?


    If it is the corrupt connection,then the connectivity in politics rather should be investigated at large scales and a headcount should be initiated immediately which party got how many criminals in top position in Indian Politics!


    We know something about greater crimes and none involved directly in those war crimes against human right had to resign rather we make them the members of the Hegemony DEVMANDAL of Class Caste Rule!


    Why do we skip the debate on Bhopal Gas Experiment of Mass Destruction?


    Why do we skip the debate on Swiss flood gates of defence shopping commission,the basic wholesale source of Balck Money to be pumped in Indian Economy as free flow of foreign capital?


    Why do we skip the debate on the policy making and executive decisions which benefits specified individuals and groups? As Hindutva PPP model development REWARIA booty goes two very very special beneficiaries,we have not to name?


    Why do we skip the source of corporate funding in governance and keeps secret of corporate lobbying behind Parliamentary consensus to kill the constitution and the people?


    Why do we skip the debate on Indian foreign policy and diplomacy which have been reduced to interests of a micro minority India Incs?


    Why do we not debate on the greatest scam of Tax Holiday for ABSOLUTE Corporate Mafia Promoter Builder Raj and Tax reforms to shift the burden of entire Taxation back to us,the ninety nine percent population?


    Why do we not debate on Railway regime of very very special politicians who have to keep mum on the privatization of Railway?


    Why do we not debate on the disinvestment cases,sell off cases,close down cases in which profitable Public Sector unites were handed over to private parties and ministers and politicians got due share.For example,please reopen the files of disinvestment of BALCO,NELCO,JESSOP and so on.For example disinvestment process of destruction in Railway, AIR INDIA, LIC, SBI, SAIL, ONGC,COAL India and so on?


    Why do we not discuss the NRI connection to RBI SEBI and Economy management?


    Why dare we not raise fingers against GREEN Signal to kill the Green and the mystery economics of billion billion dollars of investment?


    Why do we not see the individual super fast growth of the people`s representatives once they get elected irrespective of party and ideology?


    Why do we keep silence about the continuous displacement,deportation drive to sell of the Nation and its natural resources, continuous BEDAKHALI from JAL Jangal, Jameen, ecology, environment, weather and life cycle,citizenship,civic and human rights,job and livelihood and remain blind to see the faces of the criminal responsible of ethnic cleansing,war crimes, gang rapes, arson, hate campaign,blatant communalism, racial Apartheid, persecution and regional imbalance associated with geographical discrimination?


    Why dare we not raise our voice against recruitment on top positions and the monopoly of dominant castes in every sphere of life?


    She is the minster of foreign affairs and Modi connection seems to be predestined for her as she is very religious and speaks Hindutva so loud and certainly believes in Karma and KARMAFAL. Other wise she could have been the PM herself or she could have been skipped Lalit Modi connection.


    It did not happen.


    Thus it happened and it had to happen.Please see the links as follows:

      In the news
    1. New Delhi: The BJP has backed External Affairs ministerSushma Swaraj in the controversy ...
    2. More news for Sushma Swaraj

    3. Sushma Swaraj - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

      en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sushma_Swaraj
      Sushma Swaraj (né Sushma Sharma) was born at Ambala Cantt in a Hindu Brahmin family on 14 February 1952 to Hardev Sharma & Shrimati Laxmi Devi.
    4. Is it true?TIMES NOW exposes how Foreign Minister ...

      7 hours ago - TIMES NOW exposes how Foreign Minister Sushma Swarajhelped ED accused & former IPL chief Lalit Modi to get travel documents. UK MP in an Email trail ...
    5. Helped Lalit Modi with travel papers on humanitarian grounds

      timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/...Sushma-Swaraj.../47661778.cms
      10 hours ago - Sushma Swaraj on Sunday admitted to helping controversial IPL founder Lalit Modi with his travel documents, but made it clear that she did so ...
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  • सुशासन की पाठशाला में बंट रहा विकास का 'ताबीज'

    मुख्‍यमंत्री नीतीश कुमार पार्टी पदाधिकारियों के लिए हर रोज सुशासन की पाठशाला लगा रहे हैं। उन्‍हें विकास का 'ताबीज'बांट रहे हैं। सीएम कार्यकर्ताओं को बता रहे हैं कि हमने पिछले 10 वर्षों में विकास के लिए कौन-कौन से काम किये। इसमें कहां कमी रह गयी और इसमें क्‍या सुधार करना है।nitish3

    नौकरशाही ब्‍यूरो

     

    लोकसभा चुनाव में पराजय के बाद नीतीश कुमार को अपनी कमजोरियां का अहसास हुआ। उन्‍होंने सार्वजनिक रूप से स्‍वीकार भी किया कि पैर के नीचे से जमीन खिसक गयी, लेकिन किसी ने बताया ही नहीं। सीएम फिर से जमीन को पुख्‍ता करने में  जुट गए हैं। 'बेरोजगारी'के दौर भी वे कार्यकर्ताओं को प्रशिक्षण दे रहे थे। जनवरी-फरवरी में कई दिनों तक कार्यकर्ताओं को प्रशिक्षण दिया गया था। इसमें भी बड़ी संख्‍या में लोग शामिल हुए थे।

     

    उस प्रशिक्षण में भी सुशासन का संकल्‍प दुहराया गया था। इस बार फिर सुशासन का संकल्‍प दुहराया जा रहा है। इस काम में ठेके पर टीम भी लगायी गयी है। सरकारी खर्चे से 'बढ़ चला बिहार'अभियान की शुरुआत की गयी है। इसका प्रचार-प्रसार भी जदयू कार्यकर्ताओं को सौंपा जा रहा है। कार्यकर्ताओं को दिया जा रहा टिप्‍स इसी के आसपास है। इसका असर कितना पड़ेगा, यह कहना अभी मुश्किल है। लेकिन इतना तय है कि मुख्‍यमंत्री नीतीश कुमार संगठन से सरकार तक किसी भी स्‍तर को कोई चूक नहीं करना चाहते हैं। इसके लिए संगठन को भी सक्रिय बनाए रखने का प्रयास कर रहे हैं। साथ ही, सरकार और संगठन में बेहतर तालमेल का भी प्रयास किया जा रहा है।


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    Interview of Dr. C. K. Raut, by New York Based Story South Asia

    http://storysouthasia.com/an-indepth-interview-with-ck-raut/

    An Indepth Interview With Dr. CK Raut

    June 7, 2015

    By Roshan Ghimire

    For some, he is a messiah- a liberator and a defender, but for others, he is a traitor and a betrayer. Dr. CK Raut is an activist demanding the region of Madhesh be declared an independent state, and is one of the most controversial figure in contemporary Nepali politics. Raut, also the coordinator of the Alliance for Independent Madhesh (AIM), was recently arrested in Itahari, Nepal for advocating a secessionist campaign and for running anti national activities. This exclusive interview with  CK Raut was conducted a week before his recent arrest, where he talks about his upbringing in Terai, discrimination a "Madhesi" faces in Nepal and a need for an independent Madhesh.

    Your story begins as a lad from an unknown village in SaptariNepal, toKathmandu, from where you went to Cambridge UniversityUK, then toUnited States and back to the plains of Nepal for a separate Madhesh nation. Is your activism a result of discrimination a "Madhesi" faces inNepal and abroad?

    Indeed. While I was growing up in my village in Saptari, I constantly felt a controlling structure that was not ours, not us: the government officers not from among us, school books not in our language, radio not singing our songs, holidays not on our festivals, policemen not our men, marching armies not like us. They looked very foreigners to us, not connected to us in anyway. Rather than feeling any sense of affinity and security from the state, people felt so distant, alienated and insecure from the state that when a policeman would enter our village, for no matter whatever reasons, all male adults would just hide in fear. Then after my high school, when I went to Kathmandu, I felt racial profiling and segregation very badly. I felt it everywhere, at every moment–from buses to classrooms, from markets to rented rooms. Many times they, the Pahadis, forced me to leave a reserved seat and threw my stuffs outside, on the buses en route to Kathmandu. Even on local minibuses in Kathmandu, I faced that many, many times. Wherever and whenever I came in contact with others, racial abuse was bound to happen–sometimes just due to our black skin, sometimes due to our characteristic accent while speaking Nepali. It looked damn predestined. And never ever was I made to feel that I am also a citizen of this country; every time I claimed to be one, even showing my citizenship certificate, they'd just ridicule. This hurt me more for I was very nationalistic, writing poems about brave Gorkhalis, martyrs and country, and I preferred to speak Nepali even with a fellow Madheshi. Once I completed my engineering degree, and went to seek a job, it became further evident. The way the whole structure would reject us at every level and sideline us in every decision making, not allowing us to exercise even given authority, hurt me more, for I was a university topper with lots of expectations, and found no other reason than being a Madheshi for all discriminations.

    Can you tell us more about your upbringing? Any particular instances that led to form a radical approach where you advocate for anindependent Madhesh?

    It was the Hrithik Roshan scandal in 2001, the Pahadis-Madheshis riot triggered by an alleged comment from him for disliking Nepal, which happened to be untrue later. I regard that as a turning point in my life for that transformed me from a nationalist Nepali to a Madheshi. Prior to that, I was infamous in my college for denying the identity of Madheshis; I'd even reprimand Madheshi student activists on many occasions that we are all just plain Nepalis. This is the reason, my autobiography 'Denial to Defense'starts from this incidence and then proceeds to look at my earlier life retrospectively. At that time, I was a final year engineering student at Pulchowk Campus, and despite the winter vacation, I had stayed in Kathmandu and had the chance to observe and experience the riot first hand: the beating of Madheshis by Pahadis, burning of houses and shops, snatching citizenship certificates from Madheshi labourers and burning them, all. The idea of independence sprouted in my mind exactly after that incidence; I'd scribble the map and flag of independent Madhesh, and envision roads, railways, power-grids, waterways, channels, residential house grids as well as its political and administrative systems. But I'd not open up even at that time. I was in dilemma whether I should pursue the political or the spiritual path, for I had an astute spiritual inclination. Then it was a pilgrimage throughout India in 2004, returning from Japan, in a bid to perhaps turn into a monk after finding the heights of materialistic development not gratifying human souls and not necessarily serving humanity. In that tour travelling up to the southernmost parts of India including Rameshwaran, Madhurai, Kanyakumari and the Satya Sai Ashram, and brushing shoulders with people from the all walks of life, I came to realise that regardless of oneself considering to be spiritual transcending nation, society or geographical boundaries, there is no way to escape one's identity for it is the very part of one's own existence. I equated that to finding the zen of the identity. I realised that even if one becomes a monk and goes for meditation in a cave in Himalayas, when he is finally found perhaps by some armies, the first question he is asked concerns his nationality and the first thing he is asked to produce is some sort of national identity cards. Realising this from my very heart, I returned to defend my own identity and nation, rather than becoming a monk in a vain attempt to escape identity. And then after few years, when a riot broke out in Nepalgunj in December of 2006, it made me really furious. The immigrant Pahadis beat local Madheshis up, burned their houses and shops, and all that materialised under the protection of the Nepal Police and local administration. The policemen themselves inflamed riots, vandalised residences of Madheshis, and set shops of Madheshis on fire. The police transported rioters on their vans from place to place and dropped them to spread violence. That smashed all hope from the current state, forced me to reach to final conclusion and made me very vocal about independent Madhesh. That also led us to form a group, called the Alliance for the Rights and Independence of Madhesh (ARIM), the precursor of our current organisation. We became very clear that there is no alternative to independence, and we also published pamphlets explaining why independence of Madhesh is mandatory than going for just state restructuring. At that time, I was still a PhD student at the Cambridge University, so my activities were confined mostly to writing articles, running websites and online groups, sending emails and so on. We also played some role in the Madhesh Movement of 2007-8.

    What kind of racial segregation and profiling does a "Madhesi" have to go through everyday in Nepal? What kind of social and political discriminations did you face while growing up?

    I think it is mostly a clash of two different nations, encompassing different ethnicities, territories, languages, cultures, values and aspirations to each-other. The racial dimension of discrimination is unfortunately as dominant as the Black and the White people once had, even fiercer as many Nepali people take it as their granted right to abuse Madheshis, and doing so is approved as being nationalistic, prideful and rejoicing, by a great portion of the Nepali society, including media, intellectuals and civil societies. Belonging to a general Madheshi family from a poor unknown village, I had to go through the very familiar patterns of discrimination and abuses; I had no escape at any stage that some people from privileged families might have. From buses to classrooms, from college canteens to family ceremonies, everywhere I suffered racial discrimination endlessly; they abused us as "bhaiyas", "black ghosts", "garbage collectors", "dhotis", "Indian migrants"and so on. Madheshis were not treated as human-beings (remember the famous proverb, "not man, but a Madheshi"), not someone they could invite to their houses, not someone they could introduce to their relatives, not someone they'd like to employ in their offices other than for menial work. In fact, every aspect of life, every single day is a hell just because of being a Madheshi, whichever office you go, whomever you come in contact with, wherever you are amidst the ruling class Pahadis. Even at home, registering your child's birth in a local office, admitting your kids to a good school and getting citizenships to finding a government job, opening a school, shop or business, acquiring land and getting any loan or even some relief materials in case of emergency—at every level, Madheshis' lives are fraught with racial, political and structural discriminations.

    In today's government, there are a significant numbers of Madhesi parliamentarians, there is a large number of Madhesi youths in Nepal's armed forces, and our president and vice-president are both Madhesi. Aren't these a result of the Madhesh uprising? And an agenda of Madhesh as the state is currently under discussion. Isn't Madhesh revolution on a right track now?

    The representation in parliament, or police force, is still far from being proportional. The army is still very much exclusionary. Due to high political games and equations, rather than from genuine acceptance, Madheshis somehow managed to become the president and the vice-president of the country, indeed thanks to the Madhesh uprising. But the quantity is just one dimension; the quality of the Madheshis'relationship with the Nepali state mechanism and structure is perhaps more vital. And it is very evident that, regardless of a Madheshi becoming a president or a minister, their status in the Nepali state remains the same–that of a slave, that of a ruled class, that of a lesser or third-grade citizen. And due to this, even when a Madheshi becomes a president or a minister, he or she is hardly allowed to take even rightful decisions or exercise his or her just authority even in simple matters; even his driver or peon barely obeys him, not to talk of passing a decision through bureaucracy. And all this stems from the fact that Madhesh remains a colony of Nepal, and Madheshis colonial subjects, very discernible through all plans and policies and governance of Nepal.

    A similar scenario could be observed in India during the British colonial time: even though the number of Indians in the state structure far outnumbered the British, the Indian's status remained as colonial subjects. The Indian people became free and dignified citizens, and India was able to rise again, only after getting independence.

    How is your vision for Madhesh different than other political parties ofNepal, in terms of programs and policies?

    We, first and foremost, believe that freedom is the key to everything else—from political liberty to economic prosperity, from individual progress to social upliftment, from gender equality to social justice, from materialistic development to spiritual awakening, everything. That's the root to everything, whereas other political parties, at their best, show us leaves and branches. They bring plans and policies looking at one particular thorn bothering the society and they approach to cut it out, but as they do not show us or reach to the root cause, those problems again spring up. There is no permanence in their solutions, even if sometimes they may seem to work momentarily. And the root cause for the problems of Madhesh is the colonial rule of Nepalis, not just that not many Madheshis are becoming ministers or parliamentarians, not that not many cadres of Madheshi parties are getting enough shares at local administration, not that not many bridges and roads are being built in Madhesh. And thus, getting independence is the only solution out of the Nepali colonisation. We have to be free first, break the chains tying our hands, to be able to solve any problems for good.

    A year ago, you drafted a letter to the Constituent Assembly asking to include a "Right of Secession" in constitution. Why is a "Right of Secession" so important for country like Nepal? Why are you demanding a separate nation?

    What we call Nepal today was forged out of many independent and autonomous states, about two centuries ago. They belong to different nations, meaning they have different history, territory, language, culture, economic structure and aspirations, but they have been ruled by one particular ethnic group, and that too has been proved to be very discriminatory and exploitive in nature to the extent that the whole existence of the conquered nations or ethnic groups has been at stake. In such case, it becomes vital that "right to secession" is constitutionally institutionalized. That gives a mechanism to check-and-balance that no territory or ethnic group is exploited severely by the union state for they can choose to separate in such cases. It also preempts the chance of violence for the disgruntled groups can address their demand for a separate nation peacefully, and no ethnic clashes occur.

    Looking at the history of Nepal for the last two centuries and the course it appears to be bound for, we have come to conclusion that the issues of Madhesh can be only addressed by freeing itself from colonization, as all incurring problems are mostly colonial in nature. Because Madhesh is colonised by the Nepali/Gorkhali Empire, the very natural solution is to be free by ending that colonisation.

    Second, under the colonial rule, as long as the Nepali colonial forces keep occupying Madhesh, no constitution, no political system, no legal codes can help –for they can be seized in minutes by using the colonial army. That occupying Nepali forces can return from Madhesh only when it is free.

    Third, all the solutions other than independence can, at most, provide only an effervescent relief. When Madheshis remain vigil, warring on streets out of the control of the state's power, the Nepal government agrees for some concessions, but as soon as the movement dampens, the state retracts any right given to the Madheshis. See, when we had a rattling, strong Madhesh movement, the government agreed literally on an autonomous Madhesh province and the proportional representation of Madheshis at every level of the state structure, but as soon as the movement went off the radar, almost all is gone now. Though 50.3% of the Nepal's 26 million population lives in Madhesh, we could not even integrate even 3000 (~3%) Madheshis into the Nepal Army, which barely has 5% Madheshis–that too mostly as non-combatants like cooks, barbers and cleaners. The Nepal government ignored all agreements done with the Madheshis granting them some right. Not only that, in the past, even as fundamental things as citizenship certificates distributed to the Madheshis, after decades of political struggle and negotiations, have been snatched in thousands by the Government of Nepal. In 1997, the Supreme Court annulled the thirty-five thousands citizenship certificates distributed earlier on the government's recommendation. So for any permanent solution, independence becomes mandatory.

    Besides, any other solution like federalism and state-restructuring is unable to address the issues of Madhesh, simply for the reason that the nature of the problems is colonial, it is not simply discrimination and underrepresentation. State-restructuring cannot make the occupying Nepal army, 95% of them coming from outside Madhesh, return. It cannot stop Pahadis'migration into Madhesh, they have already swelled from 6% in 1951 to 33% in 2001, putting enormous pressure on Madhesh, making indigeneous Madheshis landless and homeless. It cannot assure the jobs of Madhesh to the citizens of Madhesh. It cannot place the vital citizenship, foreign and defence policies in Madheshis'own hand. It cannot guarantee that our resources–land, forest, water–will be under our full control. It cannot guarantee that a fair portion of budget and aids shall be allocated for Madhesh. Madhesh has been contributing three-quarters (up to 76%) of total revenues of Nepal, yet barely 10% budget is allocated for it, and that too is spent in Pahadi-migrant dominated areas like Jhapa and Chitwan. Similarly, the solution like state-structuring cannot stop the question of identity and loyalty being directed at the Madheshis, and so on. That's why we stand for the full independence of Madhesh.

    You are not affiliated with any political parties or groups. Many consider Dr. CK Raut  a one-man-activist team. Critics claim that you are using Madhesh Andolan as the leverage to gain political power? Any plans for opening a party or joining them?

    We have our organisation, the Alliance for Independent Madhesh (AIM), declared officially on 21st May, 2012 in a press conference right in Kathmandu in a media-house, amidst much-fanfare. The precursor of this organisation appeared in 2006 right after the Nepalgunj Riot, even before the Madhesh Movement of 2007-8, under the name the Alliance for Rights and Independence of Madhesh (ARIM). The organisation, AIM, is meant to bring together all parties, civil society and social organisations to fight for a common goal: independence of Madhesh through peaceful means. The unity has been the utmost need of our time for Madhesh, and thus our aim has been to provide that platform for unity, rather than joining or opening a separate party. By opening more parties, there is a big chance of more crevices among already much fragmented Madheshi people, and of much-more trust-deficit amidst already much cynical Madheshi society. So our clear goal from the beginning has been not to open a "political party", but remain as a political front or coalition to bring all parties and organisations together to fight for a common goal of freedom.

     In your book, you are highly critical about "Pahadiya" ? What will happen to "Pahadiya" living in Terai for centuries if, lets say, a separate Madhesh was formed? Do you believe in diversity?

    I have made it pretty clear in our books and many interviews that they are equal citizens of Madhesh, with equal rights and responsibilities, and that the term "Pahadi"is no more appropriate for them for they have been living in Madhesh for decades and already settled there. At best, "Pahadi-origin" may be used technically but we'd like to see them fully integrated, without any sense of fear and insecurity. And we encourage them to join our freedom movement. We often give people an example of how eventually it was the "British migrants" who fought for the independence of America from the British colonization and built what is called the United States of America.

    As a voracious reader and observer of the world politics and follower of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, is this kind racially charged activism good for modern day Nepal that is slowly trying to get on its feet? Do you share any love for the nation?

    Our movement is exactly to end that very racism and colonization. Wherever racial discrimination exists, people have to be vocal about it; that's the first step towards ending it. Being silent, and pretending that no such discrimination exists, is like standing on a bomb pretending to be safe. And when you speak, they resort to defamation, ad hominem attacks and many more such techniques. I think Gandhi must have endured the same when he said, "First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win." The cases of Martin Luther King or Malcolm X or Mandela were not much different either; all of them were accused for racially charged activism.

    And if Nepal is stepping on such bombs of racial discrimination and colonisation to get on her feet, it's in her own best interest to take few more steps and find the best place to stand. It is our sheer love for humanity, and people everywhere, that we are aspiring for free nations, without any suppression, as humanity on a suppressed ground is as dangerous as suppressed springs that can hit back anytime.

     India has history of dismantling an ethnic and culture based revolutions like rising of Gorkhaland? Do you think India or other foreign countries will support your andolan for "Swaraj" ?

    Personally and ideologically, I do not bother much about what India or other foreign countries think about our movement; that's their concern, my concern is Madhesh. So I focus on what's best for Madhesh. And once people rise, every other thing becomes secondary; at that stage, all foreign powers have to respect people's aspiration. And I am sure, once Madheshis stand united, determined for their freedom, they'll support.

    Every major political party has expressed disagreement to your ideas of  "Swaraj". Is there a way to comprise at all?

    It should not be us or them, not a person or a party, rather people who should decide about it. So the best way to move ahead is to hold a referendum on the issue of independence. It is the mid-way. In that way, we will not be seeking an outright independence and imposing that on others, but the people will be deciding themselves what is right for them.

     


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