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This is my Real Life Story: Troubled Galaxy Destroyed Dreams. It is hightime that I should share my life with you all. So that something may be done to save this Galaxy. Please write to: bangasanskriti.sahityasammilani@gmail.comThis Blog is all about Black Untouchables,Indigenous, Aboriginal People worldwide, Refugees, Persecuted nationalities, Minorities and golbal RESISTANCE.

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    বিশ্বের দ্বিতীয় সেরা দল বাংলাদেশ !
    www.prothom-alo.com/sports/article/559699

    আইসিসির ওয়ানডে র‍্যাঙ্কিংয়ে সদ্যই সাত নম্বর স্থানটি পাকাপাকি করেছে বাংলাদেশ। ভারতের বিপক্ষে টানা দুই জয়ে মর্যাদার চ্যাম্পিয়নস ট্রফির একটি স্থানও এখন বাংলাদেশের অধিকারে। কিন্তু এই মুহূর্তে ক্রিকেট বিশ্বে বাংলাদেশের অবস্থান কী সত্যিই সাত নম্বরে? আইসিসির র‍্যাঙ্কিং হয়তো বলছে সাত,...

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    बुनकरों के एक गांव के 18 बच्चे IIT में, जिनमें एक लड़की भी। सभी एक मिलजुल कर पढ़ते थे। सलाम...


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    ये है ! मध्य प्रदेश,बालाघाट के पत्रकार सदिंप कोठारी का शव जिसे खनन माफियाओं ने घर जाते समय अगवाकर लाकर महाराष्ट्र के वर्धा में जिदां जला दिया

    आई.के यदुवंशी's photo.


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    पत्रकार जगेंद्र सिंह की हत्या का केस वापस लेने के लिए कौन दे रहा है ऑफर, फोटो पर क्लिक करके जानें...


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    'মিয়ানমার ১৬ কোটি বাঙালিকে হাতকড়া পরিয়েছে'
    www.prothom-alo.com/bangladesh/article/559768

    বাংলাদেশের সীমানা থেকে বর্ডার গার্ড বাংলাদেশের (বিজিবি) এক সদস্যকে মিয়ানমারের সীমান্ত রক্ষী বাহিনী বর্ডার গার্ড পুলিশ (বিজিপি) তুলে নিয়ে যাওয়ার ঘটনায় জাতীয় সংসদে ক্ষোভ প্রকাশ করেছেন স্বতন্ত্র সাংসদ হাজী সেলিম।আজ সোমবার সংসদে পয়েন্ট অব অর্ডারে দাঁড়িয়ে অনির্ধারিত আলোচনায়...

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    ধোনির মেজাজ খারাপ হয়ে গেল, 'আরে রাখো তোমার দুই নম্বুরি বুদ্ধি! বাংলাদেশের ক্রিকেটাররা আমাদের পিটিয়ে তুলাধোনা...

    ভারতীয় বোলারদের একেবারে ময়দার মতো পিষে ফেলছে বাংলাদেশের ব্যাটসম্যানরা। এর থেকে ধোবিঘাটে কাপড় কাঁচার দৃশ্য অনেক সুন্দর ধোনির কাছে। তাই কয়েকবার মাঠ থেকে পালাতেও চাইলেন মনে মনে। চক্ষুলজ্জার কারণে ইচ্ছেটা গিলে ফেলতে হলো। তবে খেলার মাঝপথেই হঠাৎ ধোনির মাথার...

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  • 06/23/15--00:06: Nainital morning
  • Nainital morning












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    मध्य रेल्वेचा खोळंबा सुटला, वाहतूक हळूहळू पूर्वपदावर

    मध्य रेल्वेचा खोळंबा सुटला, वाहतूक हळूहळू पूर्वपदावर

    मुंबई : मुंबईसह उपनगरात पहाटेपासून पावसाची हजेरी आहे. काल पावसाची विश्रांती होती. मात्र पहाटेपासून पुन्हा जोरदार सरी कोसळतायत. पश्चिम उपनगरासह कल्याण, डोंबिवलीतही दमदार पाऊस पडतोय. हिंदमाता, सायन, चेंबुर, मिलन सब वे भागातील सखल भागात पाणी साचलंय. दरम्यान, हार्बर आणि मध्य रेल्वेच्या लोकल १० मिनिटं उशिरानं धावत आहेत.

    सकाळी ११.०० वाजता
    दादरच्या आगर बाजार परिसरात झाड कोसळून एकाचा जागीच मृत्यू... दोन जण गंभीर जखमी 

    सकाळी १०.३० वाजता
    ठाण्यात कळवा ब्रीजजवळ पाणी साचलंय. त्यामुळे ठाण्याहून नवी मुंबईला जाणाऱ्यांनी ऐरोलीमार्गे जावं

    सकाळी १०.१६ वाजता 

    मध्य रेल्वेवर दादर स्टेशनजवळचा खोळंबा सुटला... तुटलेल्या ओव्हरहेड वायरचं काम पूर्ण... वाहतूक लवकरच पूर्ववत होण्याची शक्यता

    सकाळी ९.३० वाजता
    मुंबई शहर परिसरात ३८.३९ मिमी, पूर्व उपनगरात ४९ मिमी तर पश्चिम उपनगरात ५३ मिमी पावसाची नोंद झालीय. संध्याकाळी ५ वाजता समुद्रात ३.७६ मीटर उंचीच्या लाटा उसळणार आहेत. त्यामुळं समुद्रात पोहण्यास जाऊ नका, असं आवाहन 'झी मीडिया' करतंय. 

    सकाळी ९.०० वाजता
    मुंबईत आज काही भागात मुसळधार पाऊस पडण्याची शक्यता, कुलाबा वेधशाळेने वर्तविली आहे. दिवसभर हवेचा वेगही जास्त राहील.

    सकाळी ८.३० वाजता 
    सकाळापासूनच मध्य रेल्वेची स्लो ट्रॅकवरची वाहतूक वळवण्यात आल्यानं फास्ट ट्रॅकवरही गाड्यांचं वेळापत्रक कोलमडलंय. सकाळी सकाळी वाहतूक खोळंबल्यानं प्रवाशांचे मोठे हाल होत आहे. 

    सकाळी ७.१५ वाजता 
    दादर रेल्वे स्थानकावर प्लॅटफॉर्म क्रमांक-३ वर ओवरहेड वायर तुटलीय.  त्यामुळे मध्य रेल्वेच्या सीएसटी अप मार्गावरील वाहतूक विस्कळीत झाली आहे. विद्याविहार ते माटुंगा दरम्यान स्लो वाहतूक जलद मार्गावर वळवण्यात आलीय. 

    आधीच पावसानं खोळंबा केलाय. त्यात ओव्हरहेड वायर तुटली... लोकल उशिरानं धावत असल्यानं कार्यालयाच जाणाऱ्या कर्मचाऱ्यांचे हाल होत आहेत.  

    सकाळी ७.०० वाजता
    पहाटेपासून मुंबईत दमदार पाऊस पडतोय. दादर परीसरात सखल भागात पाणी साचलंय.

    http://zeenews.india.com/marathi/news/mumbai/live-rain-update-23-june-2015/277633


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    Madhya Pradesh Government has imposed another bureaucratic and dictatorial order on school kids and their parents
    .........................................................................................................................................................................
    Madhya Pradesh Government has been pressurising schools to get the children registered with SSMID, which is another magic number after UID of family identification from M. P. government. Children are sent with a form to the parents to get the SSMID (Samagra Samajik Suraksha Mission Identification) number. This form also says that it is compulsory for children to get the SSMID number. The parents are suffering with humiliations at various government offices to get this new SSMID number. Poor parents are finding it a financial burden also to first spend money on xeroxing of the IDs of all family members, then to go to the court and get an affidavit made on Rs. 10/- stamp paper ans also pay Rs. 30-40 the typist for the typing. 
    When contacted a principal of a school, he said that state government has continuously been putting pressure to collect the SSMID numbers of all the kids studying in the schools, therefore we have given the forms to all students. When I told him about the story of UID that it can be made compulsory according to the law, he said, If you don't want to give then give us in writing with reason mentioned. We will send it to the government." Obviously, most of the parents would follow what schools have demanded from them. This is a nexus which needs to be challenged.

    One can see the details about this scheme on this link:http://samagra.gov.in/default.html, and see the attachment too.
    Vineet Tiwari
    9893192740

    On Tue, Jan 7, 2014 at 3:17 PM, krishna <gopalkrishna1715@gmail.com> wrote:
    Please find attached few relevant documents and few Hindi stories that will be be helpful in the campaign against biometric aadhaar. We need to seek boycott and civil -disobedience of biometric identification initiatives of govt and non-govt players to safeguard democratic rights of the present and future generations. The biometric database will mean end of political rights as well.   


    You may also want to read…

     

    Why biometric identification of citizens must be resisted? Part I
     

    Biometric identification is modern day enslavement -Part II
     

    Biometric profiling, including DNA, is dehumanising -Part III
     

    Marketing and advertising blitzkrieg of biometric techies and supporters -Part IV
     

    History of technologies reveals it is their owners who are true beneficiaries -Part V
     

    UID's promise of service delivery to poor hides IT, biometrics industry profits –Part VI
     

    Technologies and technology companies are beyond regulation? -Part VII
     

    Surveillance through biometrics-based Aadhaar –Part VIII
     

    Narendra Modi biometrically profiled. What about Congress leaders?-Part IX
     

    Aadhaar: Why opposition ruled states are playing partner for biometric UID? -Part X

     

    Is Nandan Nilekani acting as an agent of non-state actors? –Part XI

     

    Aadhaar and UPA govt's obsession for private sector benefits–Part XII

     

    Are Indians being used as guinea pigs of biometric technology companies? -Part XIV 
     

    Aadhaar: Is the biometric data of human body immortal and ageless? Part XV
     

    Aadhaar: The propaganda of transnational vested interests –Part XVI

     

    Aadhaar: Pakistan handed over, India giving database on a platter– Part XVII
     

    Engineered row in US-India relations, an attention diversion tactics of big brothers?—Part XVIII

     

    Aadhaar: UIDAI and the 'fifth column' of Napoleon—Part XIX
     

    Aadhaar: Turning citizens into subjects through social control technology companies –Part XX


    Why Kejriwal govt in Delhi should abandon biometric Aadhaar?—Part XXI



    thanks & regards
    Gopal Krishna
    Mb: 09818089660

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    Rihai Manch's Appeal to come forward & save Democracy plz... join the Dharna on eve of Emergency Day For justice to journalist Jagendra Singh and against state sponsored attack on RTI activists, Dalits, Women & common people, 25 june, 2015, Thursday, 4 pm, Gandhi statue GPO Hazratganj, Lucknow U.P

    पत्रकार जगेन्द्र के इंसाफ, यूपी में पत्रकारों, आरटीआई कार्यकर्ताओं,
    महिलाओं, दलितों व आमजन पर सरकारी हमले के खिलाफ आपातकाल की बरसी की
    पूर्व संध्या पर धरना

    25 जून 2015, गुरुवार, शाम 4 बजे
    गांधी प्रतिमा के सामने, जीपीओ हजरतगंज, लखनऊ

    प्रदेश वासियों से एक अपील
    दोस्तों,

    प्रदेश सरकार करोड़ों रूपयों के विज्ञापन छपवाकर प्रदेश में कानून
    व्यवस्था के दुरूस्त होने का दावा कर रही है। लेकिन सच्चाई इसके ठीक
    विपरीत है। मसलन -

    1- बलात्कार, हत्या, अवैध खनन, स्मैक तस्करी के आरोपी राज्यमंत्री
    राममूर्ति सिंह वर्मा के इशारे पर पत्रकार जगेन्द्र सिंह को जिंदा जला
    दिया जाना। मुख्यमंत्री द्वारा नामजद अभियुक्त होने के बावजूद उनके पक्ष
    में खड़ा होकर गिरफ्तारी न होने देना। व उनके एक मंत्री द्वारा पत्रकार
    की हत्या को विधि का विधान बताना।

    2- बहराइच के गौरा गांव में आरटीआई कार्यकता गुरू प्रसाद शुक्ला को पुलिस
    सरंक्षण में ग्राम प्रधान व दबंगों द्वारा लाठी-डंडे से पीटकर मार दिया
    जाना।

    3- बेसिक शिक्षा व बालपुष्टाहार मंत्री कैलाश चैरसिया द्वारा आरटीओ
    चुन्नीलाल पर थप्पड़ तानकर उन्हें  मारकर गंगा में फेंकने की धमकी देना।

    4- कानपुर में पत्रकार दीपक मिश्र पर गोलीबारी की घटना।

    5- पीलीभीत में पत्रकार हैदर को पीटने के बाद मोटर साइकिल में बांधकर
    घसीटकर अधमरा कर देने की घटना।

    6- जगेन्द्र हत्याकांड के बाद मुख्यमंत्री अखिलेश यादव द्वारा ऐसी घटनाओं
    को राज्य में विकास के माहौल, फिल्मों की शूटिंग जैसे विकासवादी
    प्रोजेक्ट को बदनाम करने की साजिश कहते हुए सूबे में सपा जिलाध्यक्षों की
    दुष्प्रचार टीम गठित करना।

    7- बांदा के सपहाई गुरौली के किसान देवी दयाल को चारपाई में बांधकर जिंदा
    जला देने वालों को सपा नेताओं द्वारा संरक्षण देना।

    8- शाहजहांपुर जिले में जलालाबाद के गांव बड़ेगांव हरेवा में पांच दलित
    महिलाओं को गांव के दबंगों द्वारा गांव में निर्वस्त कर घुमाया जाना।

    9- गोरखपुर में सपा विधायक राजमति निषाद के बेटे द्वारा अवैध पंचायत
    लगाकर प्रेमी युगल के मुंह पर कालिख पोतकर घुमाया जाना।

    10- सीतापुर में छात्रा के साथ गैंग रेप में सपा जिला पंचायत सदस्य का
    शामिल पाया जाना।

    11- कुशीनगर में आगनबाड़ी कार्यकर्ता मीरा का दबंगों द्वारा बाल काटा जाना।

    12- झांसी के मोंठ इलाके के अहरौली गांव की आदिवासी महिला के साथ
    बलात्कार और द्वारा पुलिस  रिपोर्ट दर्ज करने से इंकार किया जाना।

    13- महराजगंज के डिप्टी जेलर डीएन गुप्ता द्वारा विदेशी महिला के साथ तीन
    महीने तक बलात्कार  किया जाना।

    14- झांसी के बंगरा ब्लाक के सेकरा गांव की पिछड़ी जाति की महिला के
    चारपाई पर बैठने पर दबंगों द्वारा महिला समेत सास-ससुर को पंचायत में
    जूते से पीटा जाना। रक्सा के सारमऊ गांव में दबंगों द्वारा सरिया से
    पीटने के बाद गर्भवति दलित महिला के साथ बलात्कार की कोशिश। रक्सा में ही
    दबंगों द्वारा युवक के प्राइवेट पार्ट पर कपड़ा बांधकर आग लगाना व मल
    मूत्र खिलाया जाना। जलौन में ऊंची जाति के लोगों के साथ खाने की पांत में
    बैठने को अपनी शान के खिलाफ कहते हुए दलित अशोक दोहरे की नाक काट देना।
    सिमरधा गांव में दबंगों द्वारा दलितों के परिवार को घर से भगा दिए जाने
    के बाद उनका जंगल में शरण लिया जाना। सीपरी बाजार के गांव में दलित युवक
    को बंधक बनाकर पीटना व जानवरों का इंजेक्शन लगा दिया जाना।

    15- ललितपुर के सौजना थाने के गौना कुरुमाड़ में चारपाई पर बैठने पर दबंग
    जाति के लोगों द्वारा महिला को जूते और लाठी-डंडे से पीटा जाना।

    16- वाराणसी में सामने घाट की 14 वर्षीय दलित लड़की को पिछले एक महीने से
    मकान मालिक द्वारा अगवा करने के बावजूद स्थानीय थानेदार रमेश यादव द्वारा
    मुकदमा दर्ज न करना।

    17- 100 तो कभी 1090 का विज्ञापन करने वाली सरकार के प्रदेश की राजधानी
    में लड़कियों की अश्लील तस्वीरें खींचकर ब्लैकमेल करने वाले गैंग में
    क्राइम ब्रांच पुलिस की संलिप्तता का पाया जाना।

    18- सोनभद्र में 40 हजार करोड़ रुपए की 1 लाख हेक्टेयर से अधिक भूमि को
    बाहर से आए रसूखदारों या उनकी संस्थाओं को अवैध तरीके से आवंटित कर दिया
    जाना।

    19- कनहर परियोजना से प्रभावित गांवों के लोगों द्वारा अपने अधिकारों की
    मांग करने पर उनका पुलिसिया दमन किया जाना।

    20- विद्युत नियामक आयोग की शह पर जेपी समूह तथा अन्य निजी बिजली उत्पादन
    कंपनियों द्वारा किया गया 30 हजार करोड़ रुपए का बिजली घोटला। जिसपर
    अदालत के निर्देश के बावजूद जेपी समूह पर कार्रवाई न किया जाना।

    21- प्रमुख सचिव माध्यमिक शिक्षा रहते बोर्ड परीक्षाओं में नकल माफियाओं
    पर कार्रवाई करने वाले आईएएस सूर्य प्रताप सिंह को नकल माफियाओं के दबाव
    में अखिलेश सरकार द्वारा पद से हटाया जाना। तथा प्रतापगढ़ सहित कई जिलों
    में हुए चेक डैम निर्माण घोटाले की जांच में तेजी लाने पर उनसे प्रमुख
    सचिव लघु सिचाई का कार्यभार छीना जाना।

    22- एनएचआरएम घोटाले के गवाहों द्वारा घोटाले में प्रमुख भूमिका निभाने
    वाले तत्तकालीन सरकार के करीबी आईएएस अधिकारी नवनीत सहगल का नाम लिए जाने
    के बावजूद उनके खिलाफ कार्रवाई न किया जाना और उन्हें सपा सरकार में भी
    महत्वपूर्ण पदों पर रखा जाना।

    23- सूबे में अवैध खनन के आरोपी कैबिनेट मंत्री गायत्री प्रसाद प्रजापति
    द्वारा एक साल पहले अवैध खनन के आरोप में सस्पेंड इलाहाबाद के खनन
    अधिकारी मोहम्मद महबूब खान को 2014-2015 का अधिक खनन राजस्व वसूलने का
    पुरस्कार दिया जाना।

    24- झांसी के टहरौली के तहसीलदार गुलाब सिंह को अवैध खनन में लिप्त
    ट्रैक्टर पकड़ने के बाद सपा राज्य सभा सांसद चन्द्रपाल सिंह यादव द्वारा
    धमकी दिए जाना तथा गुलाब सिंह का तबादला किया जाना।

    25- बिजनौर में एसपी अखिलेश कुमार द्वारा खनन रोकने पर उनका तबादला किया जाना।

    26- बजाज, बिरला, मोदी ग्रुप, पोंटी चड्ढा के वेब ग्रुप, डालमियां समेत
    कई कारपोरेट घरानों द्वारा उत्तर प्रदेश के किसानों का 6 हजार करोड़
    रुपया बकाया रखना।

    27- उन्नाव में जब 23 से अधिक किसानों की आत्महत्या व दिल का दौरा पड़ने
    से मौत हो रही थी तब   मुख्यमंत्री द्वारा फिल्म सिटी के नाम पर 300
    एकड़, ट्रास गंगा सिटी के नाम पर 1100 एकड़ भूमि अधिग्रहण करने की नीति
    को अपना ड्रीम प्रोजेक्ट कह कर पीडि़त जनता के जख्मों पर नमक छिड़का
    जाना।

    28- सपा द्वारा चुनावी घोषणा पत्र में भूमि अधिग्रहण पर 6 गुना से अधिक
    मुआवजा देने की घोषणा के बावजूद सरकार में आने के बाद 4 गुना अधिकतम
    मुआवजा दने की बात कहते हुए जगह-जगह 2 गुने से भी कम मुआवजा दिया जाना।

    29- 500 से अधिक किसानों द्वारा मार्च-अपै्रल महीने में दिल का दौरा व
    आत्महत्या के कारण मौत के बावजूद मुख्यमंत्री द्वारा मात्र 42 किसानों को
    मुआवजा दिया जाना।

    30- हाशिमपुरा जनसंहार मामले में दोषी पुलिस वालों के खिलाफ एसआईटी से
    जांच न करवाकर मुआवजे के नाम पर इंसाफ का कत्ल करने की कोशिश किया जाना।

    31- तारिक कासमी जिन्हें आरडी निमेष आयोग बेगुनाह कह चुका है को आजीवन
    कारावास देने वाले जज द्वारा कहा जाना कि 'नौकरी करना है इसलिए दे रहा
    हूं ऐसा फैसला'।

    32- राष्ट्र रक्षा युवा वाहिनी व अन्य हिन्दुत्ववादी सांप्रदायिक तत्वों
    द्वारा वाट्सऐप, फेसबुक सोशल नेटवर्किंग माध्यम से हिंसक सांप्रदायिक
    गतिविधियों व भावनाओं को भड़काने वालों के खिलाफ कार्रवाई न किया जाना।

    33- सांप्रदायिकता भड़काने वाले भाजपा नेताओं के खिलाफ कार्रवाई न करके
    उनके मनोबल को लगातार बढ़ाने की कोशिश, जिसका परिणाम सूबे में जगह-जगह
    सांप्रदायिक तनाव का पैदा होना तथा ईसाई समुदाय के चर्चों पर हमला करने
    वालों को बचाया जाना। पीलीभीत के कलिनगर कस्बे में 11 अपै्रल को
    मुसलमानों की दुकानों को जलाने वाले नामजद भाजपा-लोजपा नेताओं को बचाया
    जाना।

    34- सपा नेता शैलेन्द्र अग्रवाल के साथ मिलकर पूर्व पुलिस महानिदेशक एसी
    शर्मा व एएल बनर्जी द्वारा पुलिस अधिकारियों की ट्रांसफर पोस्टिंग का
    कारोबार किया जाना।

    35- पुलिस भर्ती की नियुक्ति प्रक्रिया में एक क्षेत्र व जाति विशेष के
    लोगों का भर्ती किया जाना।

    36- यूपी पीसीएस 2015 की परीक्षा का पर्चा लीक होना।

    37- राज्य लोकसेवा आयोग के भर्तियों में बड़े पैमाने पर धांधलियों का होना।

    38- माध्यमिक शिक्षा चयन बोर्ड, सहकारी संस्थागत सेवा मंडल समेत अधीनस्थ
    चयन आयोगों में पदों की खुलेआम बिक्री होना।

    39- उर्दू, अरबी, फारसी विश्वविद्यालय से इन तीनों भाषाओं की अनिवार्यता
    समाप्त कर दिया जाना।

    40- बिगड़ती कानून व्यवस्था, नियुक्तियों में धांधली, खनन लूट और
    भ्रष्टाचार के विभिन्न मामलों में घिरी सपा सरकार
    द्वारा प्रदेश की राजधानी का धरना स्थल विधानभवन से दूर कर लोकतांत्रिक
    आवाजों को दबाने की कोशिश करना।

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    मजबूती मिलेगी। इसी उम्मीद के साथ आपातकाल की बरसी की पूर्वसंध्या पर
    आयोजित धरने में हम आपको आमंत्रित कर रहे हैं।

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    News Updates 23.06.15



    Dalit Brothers Who Cracked IIT Face Stone-Pelting Back In Their Village- The Huffington Post

    http://www.huffingtonpost.in/2015/06/22/dalit-brothers-iit_n_7633834.html?ncid=fcbklnkinhpmg00000001

    Security provided to UP dalit brothers who cracked IIT after attack- India TV

    http://www.indiatvnews.com/news/india/security-provided-to-up-dalit-brothers-who-cracked-iit-51967.html

    Teacher's dumb act ends Dalit girl's education- The Hindu

    http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-tamilnadu/teachers-dumb-act-ends-dalit-girls-education/article7343988.ece

    Dalit groups stage protest- The Hindu

    http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-karnataka/dalit-groups-stage-protest/article7344333.ece

    Woman seeks probe into son's mysterious death- The Hindu

    http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-tamilnadu/woman-seeks-probe-into-sons-mysterious-death/article7344255.ece

    Assault on Ambedkar's grandson resented- The Hindu

    http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/assault-on-ambedkars-grandson-resented/article7345814.ece

    From 'killing' to dream fields- Statesman

    http://www.thestatesman.com/news/india/from-killing-to-dream-fields/71032.html

    Fighting for Dignity- Business Line

    http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/features/fighting-for-dignity/article7342754.ece

    Special courts for SC, ST cases in districts soon- The Hindu

    http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/special-courts-for-sc-st-cases-in-districts-soon/article7344068.ece

     "File case under SC/ST Act against Inspector"- The Hindu

    http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/file-case-under-scst-act-against-inspector/article7344252.ece



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    The Huffington Post

    Dalit Brothers Who Cracked IIT Face Stone-Pelting Back In Their Village

    http://www.huffingtonpost.in/2015/06/22/dalit-brothers-iit_n_7633834.html?ncid=fcbklnkinhpmg00000001

     

    Despite cracking what is deemed one of the toughest exams in the world, or perhaps because of it, two brothers from Uttar Pradesh are battling casteist stigma in their village. Raju and Brijesh Saroj, sons of a daily wage worker Dharamraj, are among the top 500 scorers in the competitive entrance examination for the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). Even though top political leaders have pledged financial support to these teenagers, they returned to their village in Rehua Lalganj, Pratapgarh, only to have stones pelted at them.

     

    "There were five or six stones thrown at our home. We informed the police," Raju toldThe Times of India.

     

    This isn't the first time the brothers (and their family) have been mistreated by the villagers. From their drainage supply being cut off to reducing their access to the public bathroom, the family has faced plenty of stigma and harassment.

     

    Dalit families like theirs have faced centuries of discrimination and violence due to India's rigid caste system.

     

    "We've been tormented for years as all of us have struggled against poverty and stigma to achieve what we are today," said Munna Saroj, the boys' uncle.

     

    The two brothers — aged 18 and 19 years — have studied hard and performed well right from childhood.

     

    Their commitment to studies has even got them into trouble in the past. In 2005, Brijesh, then 10 years old, got a sound beating from his teacher for questioning the teacher's Sanksrit translation.

     

    Both the brothers scored over 95 percent in their class 10 board exams, and were admitted to Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya at Pratapgarh on a scholarship. Now the elder brother, Brijesh, wants to study electrical engineering and go on to join the civil services while Raju wants to do an MBA and earn money.

     

    Brijesh's noble intentions stem from his conviction that a district magistrate can "do a lot" for people, while Raju wants to support his family. "We've been brought up in extremely adverse conditions. Our family of seven lives in two small rooms that has two CFL bulbs," he said.

     

    The Saroj brothers sat for the IIT entrance test along with 13 lakh students earlier in April this year.

     

    Following a report that the brothers were unable to pay their admission fee, several people have come forward in support. While Congress MP Pramod Tiwari and his MLA daughter Aradhana Mishra, whose home constituency the two brothers live in,announced they will give up their salaries for one month each to pay for the brothers' admission fee, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi also called the two brothers assuring them of the party's support.

     

    UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav too has promised to pay Rs 1 lakh to the brothers and gift them laptops.

     

    Meanwhile India-based social service organisation Sulabh International has pledged to support the brothers' education costs. Interestingly, so has comedian Papa CJ, who made this announcement on Facebook:, "I have spoken to boys' brother & confirmed I will pay admission fees for both of them."

     

    Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani has said that the brothers' admission fees will be waived and they would be eligible for scholarship for all other education costs.

     

    India TV

    Security provided to UP dalit brothers who cracked IIT after attack

    http://www.indiatvnews.com/news/india/security-provided-to-up-dalit-brothers-who-cracked-iit-51967.html

     

    Allahabad: The family of dalit brothers Brijesh Saroj and Raju Saroj, who qualified for prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) exam, have been provided police protection after unknown persons attacked their home with stones on Sunday night.

     

    The two had just returned home after being felicitated by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, when their house in Rehua Lalganj village of Pratapgarh district was attacked.

     

    Fearing for their lives, Pratapgarh district magistrate Amit Tripathi rushed SDM Lalgunj YP Singh and half a dozen policemen to guard the family.

     

    Their father, Dharamraj, said that the family tolerated discriminatory acts for years but the boys concentrated on studies. He said that some people are envious of the boys that are why they are attacking them.

     

    The two brothers have been widely applauded for making it to the coveted IITs despite belonging from a poor family. Leaders across all party lines have come in support of the family.

     

    Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani announced a few days ago that the registration fees of the brothers will be waved.

     

    "Informed family that registration fees will be waived off and will be eligible for scholarships that cover tuition, mess and other charges," Irani posted on Twitter, replying to a tweet that urged the government to help the boys.

     

    Before that, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi also had offered them help and directed local party leaders to arrange the admission fees.

     

    Both of them secured under-500 rank in JEE-Advance exam with Raju securing 167th and Brijesh 410th.

     

    The Hindu

    Teacher's dumb act ends Dalit girl's education

    http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-tamilnadu/teachers-dumb-act-ends-dalit-girls-education/article7343988.ece

     

    Children drop out of school for various reasons. For 15-year-old A. Muthulakshmi, a Dalit girl suffering from partial hearing loss, a malfunctioning hearing aid effectively ended her schooling.

     

    The teenager, hailing from a poor family in Peravoor, was in tears at the Collectorate here on Monday as she could not pursue her education after her teacher asked her to leave the school for the simple reason that she could not hear properly in the classroom. As her education came to an abrupt end, Muthulakshmi visited the Collectorate with her parents to request Collector K. Nanthakumar to provide her a sewing machine to supplement family income. However, officials turned her away saying she was still a child.

     

    Muthulakshmi was a normal child till the age of 11 when she suffered partial hearing loss. She was studying at Peravoorani Government High School and continued her studies with the help of hearing aid.

     

    In 2014-15, when she was in Class X, water seeped into her hearing aid and stopped working. Her class teacher pulled her up for not being attentive and sharp like other students. When she explained her difficulty, the teacher, instead of helping her to buy a new hearing aid, asked her to leave the school.

     

    "I cried before the teacher asking her not to send me out of school. But, she stood firm and I was soon given a transfer certificate," Muthulakshmi told reporters. Her father K. Azhagan, a sanitary worker at the Peravoor Panchayat Union, said that he had also pleaded with the teacher to allow his daughter complete at least Class X, but in vain.

     

    With no other option, Muthulakshmi joined 'Sigaram Vattara Kalainjiam' and underwent a three-month cutting and stitching course in tailoring. "I am scared of being humiliated," said Muthulakshmi when asked whether she would go back to school if she gets a new hearing aid.

     

    Dalit girl had to leave school as her hearing aid started failing

     

    The Hindu

    Dalit groups stage protest

    http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-karnataka/dalit-groups-stage-protest/article7344333.ece

     

    Traffic movement on the busy Srirangapatana-Bidar State Highway was disrupted for more than an hour near Devapur Cross in Surpur taluk of Yadgir district on Monday.

     

    Hundreds of people, from various parts of the district, staged a protest and blocked the road demanding action against fake caste certificate holders immediately.

     

    The protesters, who came together under the banner of Maharishi Valmiki Sangha and Dalita Sanghatanegala Samanvaya Samiti, alleged that many people who do not originally belong to the Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe community in Bidar, Kalaburagi, Yadgir, Koppal and Raichur district, have obtained fake SC and ST caste certificates from the authorities.

     

    Government officials are involved in this illegal act, they said.

     

    The Hindu

    Woman seeks probe into son's mysterious death

    http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-tamilnadu/woman-seeks-probe-into-sons-mysterious-death/article7344255.ece

     

    Says false complaint filed by some who demanded money

     

    A deserted woman from Uganthanpatti near here submitted a petition to Collector M. Karunakaran on Monday, seeking a comprehensive probe into the mysterious death of his son.

     

    In her petition submitted to the Collector during the weekly grievance day meeting, K. Mariammal said her son K. Poovarasan (19), a diploma-holder, went to meet his friend Muthu from the same area around 10 p.m.on June 16 after the latter asked him to come to his place to consume liquor. As Poovarasan failed to return home even after midnight, Ms. Mariammal went to Muthu's house, which remained locked.

     

    "Even as I was searching for my son as his mobile phone remained switched off, three persons from my village, including a retired sub-inspector of police, came to my house on June 18. They demanded Rs. 2 lakh for not filing a police complaint against my son who, they said, attempted to rape a woman from the village. When I refused, one Parvathi filed a complaint with the police, who were also searching for my son," she said.

     

    Against this backdrop, the body of Poovarasan was recovered from an isolated place near Madhavakurichi.

     

     "Since I refused to pay the money, the trio murdered my son. The Collector should order a comprehensive probe into the death of my son," Ms. Mariammal said.

     

    Action against teacher

    A group of people from Ramanathapuram submitted a petition to the Collector seeking action against a woman teacher of a government-aided middle school for allegedly referring to the name of the caste of Dalit children.

     

    Customised bikes

    Physically-challenged youths Suresh Kumar of Keezhapattam and K. Esakkiappan of Moortheswaram submitted a petition to Dr. Karunakaran seeking his intervention for the early disbursal of customised bikes.

     

     "Though we have been submitting petitions for the customised bikes for the past four years, we have not got any positive reply from the officials," they alleged.

     

    Hindu Makkal Katchi cadres submitted a petition to the Collector seeking declaration of 'local holiday' for the district in view of Sri Nellaiyappar Temple's Aani car festival scheduled for June 30.

     

    The Hindu

    Assault on Ambedkar's grandson resented

    http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/assault-on-ambedkars-grandson-resented/article7345814.ece

     

    Activists of Dalit Sangharsha Samiti staged a protest outside Deputy Commissioner's office condemning reported assault on Anandaraj Ambedkar, grandson of B.R. Ambedkar in Maharashtra recently.

     

    The functionaries came in a procession from Nachiketa Nilaya and conducted a sit-in protest outside the DC office.

     

    "If this is the fate of the grandson of architect of the Constitution and Republican Sena Party president, what would be the condition of common Dalits in the country?", the protesters asked.

     

    They charged the private education mafia in Maharashtra for the assault on Anandaraj. He was attacked when he went to protest collection of donation from Dalit students by a private college.

     

    "Supporters of a local Shivasena MLA also took part in the assault along with the college management members", they alleged.

     

    The protesters urged the authorities to arrest the culprits and conduct a thorough probe in to the incident.

     

    DSS district convener Rajkumar, general secretary Ravishankar participated.

     

    Statesman

    From 'killing' to dream fields

    http://www.thestatesman.com/news/india/from-killing-to-dream-fields/71032.html

     

    t was not very long ago when the stench of gunpowder would fill one's nose in the Magadh division, a southern region comprising five districts once known as the "killing fields" of Bihar. This particular region reported not less than 150 massacres in between 1992 and 2004, the worst being the December 1998 Laxmanpur-Bathe massacre in Jehanabad district where at least 58 Dalit villagers were gunned down in cold blood by the armed squad of the dreaded Ranvir Sena, a private militia of the upper caste landlords.

     

    How to survive the bullets thus remained the prime concern of the villagers then as bloody clashes between Maoists and the Ranvir Sena were very common. Wailings of villagers were routine phenomenon and the police looked busier in carrying bodies of the victims for post mortem houses. Peace and tranquility eluded just everywhere. A decade on, once Bihar's "killing fields" have turned into a fertile ground of IITians, thanks to the "Magadh Super 30" coming to the aid of the poor talented children and transforming their lives without charging anything.

     

    In the past seven years since this free coaching institute was launched in Gaya in 2008, it has helped around 30 students cracking the Indian Institute of Technology test. What has worked wonders is that success stories of the poor unprivileged children has inspired scores of youths in the neighbourhood toadopt education. This year as well, six students from this area qualified for the IIT. Of them, the case of Sonu Kumar Gupta who got the all-India rank of 1393 in the IIT stands as an inspiring story.

     

    The boy from Pakri-Guria village under Maoist-infested Imamaganj block in Gaya district grew up amid the sounds of bombings and firing of guns as the encounters between the Maoist rebels and security forces were common in that part of the state. Meanwhile, the Magadh Super-30 secretary Pankaj Kumar Sinha said it gave him a lot of pleasures to fill colours in the lives of the unprivileged children. "We don't charge anything from students in lieu of admitting them to our institute. This is literally free of cost," said Mr Sinha adding he had the satisfaction to say that he had provided a platform to the unprivileged.


    Business Line

    Fighting for Dignity

    http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/features/fighting-for-dignity/article7342754.ece

     

    More than two decades after manual scavenging was banned in India, a combination of grassroots movement, legislation and corporate help is finally bringing back the pride of a discriminated community, writes Preeti Mehra

     

    Life has changed for Sevanti Fatrod. Not long ago, Fatrod had got married and shifted to her in-laws' village in the Bhawrasa Nagar Palika in Dewas, Madhya Pradesh. Every morning armed with a basket and scrapping tools, Fatrod would move from house to house to pick up excreta from the dry latrines in her family's jagir, the residences of the well-to-do higher castes. Later in the day she would follow the same route collecting leftover food from the households. The drudgery became even more inhuman during the rains when the content from the basket would trickle down her body causing infections and diseases.

     

    Coming from the Balmiki manual scavenging community in the Hindu caste system, Fatrod and her family members also picked up carcasses of dead animals, beat drums to announce a death in the village, collected clothes of the deceased from cremation ground, cleaned drains, safety tanks and even worse, faced oppression and the scourge of untouchability.

     

    Though leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi, BR Ambedkar and Ram Manohar Lohia raised their voice against this inhuman practice, it was as late as in 1993 that manual scavenging was legally banned in the country. A number of big ticket schemes were introduced for the rehabilitation of scavengers and to bring them into the mainstream. But there was little effect. The United Nations Commission on Human Rights made a statement against the practice at its convention in Geneva in 2002. In 2007, a self-employment scheme for rehabilitation was introduced. But on the ground there was little change. Caste designated labour continued unabated and was even institutionalised by the state-owned Indian Railways.

     

    Cut to today. Fatrod is the head of Garima Silai Kendra (stitching centre) in Dewas. Run by a women self-help group, here a dozen sewing machines sing. "We have formed Jagrati, a self-help group of both the Balmiki and Charamkar community. From the new skill we will earn for our children," says Fatrod. The 45-year-old has come a long way since she used to move from house to house with a basket in hand. She is one of the community leaders thrown up by the movement to rehabilitate scavengers.

     

    How did the change happen? It happened thanks to a combination of grassroots movement, legislation and corporate help.

     

    The start

    It was in 2009 that a movement for change began to bubble from the grassroots all across northern and western India. Till then the change was restricted to Dewas. A young activist Ashif Shaikh from Dewas was appalled by the discrimination and in 2000 started Jan Sahas. He brought together scavengers, youth and friends to start Garima Abhiyan and the Maila Mukti Gatbandhan. The two movements advocated that manual scavengers should stop the practice and liberate themselves from caste-based oppression.

     

    Surveys undertaken by them estimated that there were nearly 3.5 lakh scavengers across the country. The National Commission for Safai Karamcharis had put the number of dry latrines at 54 lakh in urban and 24 lakh in the rural areas. Ninety-eight per cent of the scavengers were women but government schemes ignored this fact. Schemes offered financial help to buy a vehicle and train the scavenger to be a driver. But in a village environment, this was of no use to women.

     

    Understanding these factors, Shaikh and his associates would visit the homes of manual scavengers in the Hindu and Muslim communities. "At first we kept resisting, arguing that we needed the job to fill our stomachs," recalls Fatrod. "But then we saw our children being ostracised. They were jeered at, made to sit right at the back of the classroom and even sweep the school. The teacher would touch their copy books with a stick. We realised this indeed was slavery and we decided that we will go hungry but we will not continue the task of manual scavenging."

     

    As the issue began to agitate, around 2004, 26 women and a man in Dewas came together and burned their scavenging baskets, never to pick them up again. It was a historic gesture. "We had made up our minds, but what came later was not easy to handle," says Fatrod. "The higher castes were furious. We not only faced a social boycott but didn't have either a job or money. We had never done any other work and had to run from pillar to post to get hired as manual labour."

     

    Desperate need for an alternative

    It was then that rehabilitation became imperative. In 2002, Jan Sahas, along with State and national rights organisations had formed the Rashtriya Garima Abhiyaan (National Campaign for Dignity and Eradication of Manual Scavenging). Now through the campaign, it intensified efforts at lobbying and forcing change.

     

    Most effective was the "Knocking the Door" campaign that saw liberated scavengers visiting the houses of 65 Parliamentarians, explaining the issue and talking about their lives. "When they met the scavengers in flesh and blood and listened to their tales, many of the Parliamentarians were moved and resolved to take up the matter on the floor of the House," says Shaikh.

     

    In September 2013, the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act 2013 was passed by both the Houses of the Parliament. Apart from financial assistance, it promised that one adult member from every manual scavenger family will be trained in a livelihood skill with a monthly stipend. Later a subsidy and concessional loan would be given to the person for an alternative occupation.

     

    Since the passing of the Bill, several agencies, including those of the UN, the private sector, government and civil society, have been on the job of rehabilitation. But hurdles still remain. Untouchability is one.

     

    When a manual scavenger was given a loan to start a kirana shop in her village, the only people who patronised it were from her own caste. The shop was shunned by the others. In the same way, when another woman turned into a vegetable vendor, no one would buy from her and she had to shift base to another village. "We then started to send our children on the bicycle to other villages so that their caste would not be detected," recalls 40-year-old Tasleema Bee from Ujjain. She belongs to the Muslim Hela community that changed its religion years ago to escape caste oppression, but found that the stigma continued. Tasleema says that even liberation did not help. When scavengers looked for employment, they were again offered only cleaning and other related jobs by Gram Panchayats and city corporations.

     

    Picking up new threads

    But thanks to the concerted efforts of the Rashtriya Garima Abhiyan, the Governments of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh are now in different stages of liberation and rehabilitation.

     

    Madhya Pradesh leads the way with more and more scavengers discarding the basket and embracing the pilot projects. Enterprises making garments, agarbatti (incense sticks) and masala as also fisheries are forging ahead to make the difference.

     

    Dewas in Madhya Pradesh is where the rehabilitation is being done with a concerted effort. It's around 44 degrees Celsius outside and the fan in the small room rotates at a slow pace. The heat, however, does not seem to deter the 12 women who are working on their sewing machines. Each is stitching a ladieskurta.

     

    The tiny room in a decrepit gulley is the Dignity Garment Production Unit at Bhawrasa, part of a pilot project that provides economic security to scavengers.

     

    "We are happy doing this and learning something we can depend upon for our livelihood," says 35-year-old Chaman Bee from the Dalit Muslim Hela community. She struggled as a manual labourer and often had no employment, but now has found her forte in stitching garments. Though each of the women earns between 1,500 to 2,000 a month currently, the earning will increase once they hone their skills.

     

    For the garments pilot project named 'A Hundred Hands,' sewing machine manufacturer Usha International has come forward to help. It provides technical training and sewing machines to the eight large production centres and the 50 small units where women are being trained to cut, stitch and design garments that will feed into a private company founded by Shaikh and 'liberated' scavengers Lali bai and Aarti. The company was launched in September 2014 by actor Aamir Khan, who named it Dignity & Design. While the women's products are being sold right now at village markets, they soon expect to get orders from established boutiques.

     

    The incense answer

    In the temple town of Ujjain, an agarbatti making unit has been set up at Juna Sowmwariya Helawadi.

     

    Based out of a large tin shed in the Tarana block and situated close to around 4,000 Hela community households, the unit is headed by Tasleema Bee. Known for her spunk, Tasleema fought an election for the panchayat ward. Despite tremendous opposition from those belonging to the higher caste, she won, thanks to her grit and unity among Dalits in her village.

     

    At the unit, women do not roll the incense sticks by hand in the traditional time consuming manner. They use agarbatti making machines that are fed with charcoal mixture and incense sticks. "I used to embroider Bohra caps that are worn to the mosque. But orders stopped coming. Here I earn between 100 and 150 every day and can go home for a while to keep an eye on my two children," says 20-year-old Farzana who works at the unit along with her 42-year-old mother, Afroze.

     

    Tasleema explains that earlier the incense sticks were being supplied to ITC Limited. Jan Sahas now has its own incense brand Avinav.

     

    Seeing opportunity in adversity

    Jan Sahas has also made agriculture an occupation for the community and provides technical inputs whenever required. Today 4,000 acres is being developed in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, giving livelihood to about 1,800 families.

     

    But the community had to fight to retain the land, which was given by the government in 2005. Some from the upper caste tried to wrest away the land. "What a war we had to wage for our right to the land. We were 25 women who stuck it out. For five-six years it was a big struggle, with all of us frequently at the police station or at a sit down protest. Today, we grow maize, soyabean, pulses," says Baddi Bai Rathore of Nimaj district, Rajasthan who was in Dewas for a training session organised by Jan Sahas.

     

    In Madhya Pradesh, a group of liberated scavengers has also managed to lease a talab (pond) from the government for 15 years. The result is a fishery collective in Sehour district's Sidhiganj village, where members are being trained in every aspect of the business.

     

    Despite the successes, more needs to be done. "The aim is to build a platform for representatives of government, UN bodies, public and private sector, social entrepreneurs and civil society for promoting rehabilitation and replicate the pilot in other areas," explains Shaikh.

     

    As for the acceptance of scavengers in the villages, there are still many shades of grey. In some pockets the discrimination continues. In other villages the dominant castes, up against united Dalits, have accepted the situation.

     

    However, discrimination is less than before, say the women. "Since we left the 'dirty' work, our families are more integrated in the villages and are invited for functions. Our husbands get jobs. Our children are more accepted in the schools. It has been a long battle, no doubt," says Tasleema.

     

    The Hindu

    Special courts for SC, ST cases in districts soon

    http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/special-courts-for-sc-st-cases-in-districts-soon/article7344068.ece

     

    Special Correspondent

     

    The State government would soon constitute special courts to try cases under Section 14 of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 and the Protection of Civil Rights Act, 1955 in all districts and a proposal would be sent by the Registrar General, the government has submitted before the Madras High Court.

     

    When a PIL plea by activist A. Narayanan of CHANGE India came up for hearing, the government submitted that special courts to try cases under the Acts had been constituted in Villupuram and Sivaganga districts.

     

    Action within

    3 months

    The first Bench comprising Chief Justice S.K. Kaul and Justice T.S. Sivagnanam directed the Registrar-General of the Madras High Court to take action within three months and the government to take expeditious steps to constitute the courts in the remaining districts.

     

    Mr. Narayanan in his petition sought for a direction to constitute special courts under these Acts in all the districts, identified as 'atrocity-prone areas' designated by the State government in order to ensure speedy trial, justice and compensation to victims.

     

    The Hindu

    "File case under SC/ST Act against Inspector"

    http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/file-case-under-scst-act-against-inspector/article7344252.ece

     

    Staff Reporter

     

    Members of Devendra Rights Organisation, Tuticorin, staged a demonstration in front of Collectorate on Monday, demanding registration of a case against T. Selvam, Nazareth Inspector of Police, under SC/ST Act.

     

    E. Athisaya Kumar, lawyer and coordinator of the organisation, who led the agitation, said the Inspector was placed under suspension recently for the wrongful detention of four Dalits, who were not at all connected to the murder of a realtor, Antony Pandian, from Varthagareddipatti under Tattaparai police station limits in Tuticorin district.

     

    Antony Pandian was murdered on October 29, 2013, along with his driver Shyam Raj while sleeping in the portico of his residence. But, the real culprits were arrested in April this year by another Inspector of Police, agitators said.

     

    They demanded government jobs for the affected Dalits and a compensation of Rs. 20 lakh for each of the families.

     

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    "Sentence First, Verdict Afterwards": The Alice in Wonderland World of Fast-tracked Secret Trade Agreements

    Global Research, June 22, 2015
    Web of Debt Blog 21 June 2015

    k for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), along with the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) and any other such trade agreements coming down the pike in the next six years. The terms of the TPP and the TiSA are so secret that drafts of the negotiations are to remain classified for four years or five years, respectivelyafter the deals have been passed into law. How can laws be enforced against people and governments who are not allowed to know what was negotiated?

    The TPP, TiSA and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (or TTIP, which covers Europe) will collectively encompass three-fourths of the world's GDP; and they ultimately seek to encompass nearly 90 percent of GDP. Despite this enormous global impact, fast-track authority would allow the President to sign the deals before their terms have been made public, and send implementing legislation to Congress that cannot be amended or filibustered and is not subject to the constitutional requirement of a two-thirds treaty vote.

    While the deals are being negotiated, lawmakers can see their terms only under the strictest secrecy, and they can be subjected to criminal prosecution for revealing those terms. What we know of them comes only through WikiLeaks. The agreements are being treated as if they were a matter of grave national security, yet they are not about troop movements or military strategy. Something else is obviously going on.

    The bizarre, unconstitutional, blatantly illegal nature of this enforced secrecy was highlighted in a May 15th article by Jon Rappoport, titled "What Law Says the Text of the TPP Must Remain Secret?" He wrote:

    It seems like a case of mass hypnosis. . . .

    Members of Congress are scuttling around like weasels, claiming they can't disclose what's in this far-reaching, 12-nation trade treaty.

    They can go into a sealed room and read a draft, but they can't copy pages, and they can't tell the public what they just read.

    Why not?

    If there is a US law forbidding disclosure, name the law.

    Can you recall anything in the Constitution that establishes secret treaties?

    Is there a prior treaty that states the text of all treaties can be hidden from the people?

    To Congressmen who say they cannot reveal what is in a treaty that will adversely affect the lives of hundreds of millions of people, Rappoport says:

    Wrong. You're lying. You can reveal secret text. In fact, it's your duty. Otherwise, you're guilty of cooperating in a RICO criminal conspiracy.

    A Corporate Coup d'État

    What is going on was predicted by David Korten in his 1995 blockbuster, When Corporations Rule The World. Catherine Austin Fitts calls it a "corporate coup d'état."

    This corporate coup includes the privatization and offshoring of the judicial functiondelegated to the US court system in the Constitution, through Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provisions that strengthen existing ISDS  procedures.

    As explained in The Economist, ISDS gives foreign firms a special right to apply to a secretive tribunal of highly paid corporate lawyers for compensation whenever the government passes a law to do things that hurt corporate profits — such things as discouraging smoking, protecting the environment or preventing a nuclear catastrophe. Arbitrators are paid $600-700 an hour, giving them little incentive to dismiss cases. The secretive nature of the arbitration process and the lack of any requirement to consider precedent give wide scope for creative judgments – the sort of arbitrary edicts satirized by Lewis Carroll in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

    To date, the highest ISDS award has been for $2.3 billion to Occidental Oil Company against the government of Ecuador over its termination of an oil-concession contract, although the termination was apparently legal. Under the TPP, however, even larger and more unpredictable judgments can be anticipated, since the sort of "investment" it protects includes not just "the commitment of capital or other resources" but "the expectation of gain or profit." That means the rights of corporations extend not merely to their factories and other "capital" but to the profits they expect to receive. Just the threat of a massive damage award for impairing "expected corporate profits" could be enough to discourage prospective legislation by lawmakers.

    The Trade in Services Agreement adds additional barriers to proposed legislation.  TiSA involves 51 countries, including every advanced economy except the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa). The deal would liberalize global trade in services covering close to 80% of the US economy, including financial services, healthcare, education, engineering, telecommunications, and many more. It would restrict how governments can manage their public laws, and it could dismantle and privatize state-owned enterprises, turning those services over to the private sector. It would also block the emerging trend to return privatized services to the public sector, by limiting or prohibiting governments from creating or reestablishing public utilities and other "uncompetitive" forms of service delivery.

    It seems that the TPP, TTIP and TiSA are not about the sort of "free trade" that would free local businesses to sell abroad. They are about freeing international corporations from the government regulation necessary to protect the economy, the people, and the environment. They are about preserving privatized monopolies and preventing competition from the public sector. And they are about moving litigation offshore into private arbitrary tribunals – the sort of tribunal that might have lost Alice her head, if she had not awakened from her bizarre dream.

    Urge your local representative to vote "no" on Fast Track. For more information, see —

    Flush the TPP

    The Citizens Trade Campaign

    Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch

    Eyes on Trade

    Ellen Brown is an attorney, founder of the Public Banking Institute, and author of twelve books including the best-selling Web of Debt. Her latest book, The Public Bank Solution, explores successful public banking models historically and globally. Her 300+ blog articles are at EllenBrown.com.


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    BRICS and the Fiction of "De-Dollarization"

    Global Research, April 08, 2015

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    Russia to invest $18 billion for currency stabilization of BRICS

     The decision to create general reserves was made in July 2014 at the Sixth Summit of BRICS at Fortaleeza in Brazil. Source: AP

    There has been a lot of media hype regarding BRICS.

    While the creation of BRICS has significant geopolitical implications, both the AIIB as well as the proposed BRICS Development Bank (NDB) and its Contingency Reserve Arrangement (CRA) are dollar denominated entities. Unless they are coupled with a multi-currency system of trade and credit, they do not threaten dollar hegemony. Quite the opposite, they tend to sustain and extend dollar denominated lending. Moreover, they replicate several features the Bretton Woods framework.

    Towards a Multi-Currency Arrangement? 

    What is significant, however, from a geopolitical standpoint is  that China and Russia are developing a ruble-yuan swap, negotiated between the Russian Central Bank, and the People's Bank of China,

    The situation of the other three BRICS member states (Brazil, India, South Africa) with regard to the implementation of (real, rand rupiah) currency swaps is markedly different. These three highly indebted countries are in the straightjacket of IMF-World Bank conditionalities. They do not decide on fundamental issues of monetary policy and macro-economic reform without the green light from the Washington based international financial institutions.

    Currency swaps between the BRICS central banks was put forth by Russia to:

    "facilitate trade financing while completely bypassing the dollar. "At the same time, the new system will also act as a de facto replacement of the IMF, because it will allow the members of the alliance to direct resources to finance the weaker countries." (Voice of Russia)

    While Russia has formally raised the issue of a multi-currency arrangement, the Development Bank's structure does not currently "officially" acknowledge such a framework:

    "We are discussing with China and our BRICS parters the establishment of a system of multilateral swaps that will allow to transfer resources to one or another country, if needed. A part of the currency reserves can be directed to [the new system]" (Governor of the Russian Central Bank, June 2014, Prime news agency)

    India, South Africa and Brazil have decided not to go along with a multiple currency arrangement, which would have allowed for the development of bilateral trade and investment activities between BRICs countries, operating outside the realm of dollar denominated credit. In fact they did not have the choice of making this decision in view of the strict loan conditionalities imposed by the IMF.

    Heavily indebted under the brunt of their external creditors,  all three countries are faithful pupils of the IMF-World Bank. The central bank of these countries is controlled by Wall Street and the IMF. For them to enter into a "non-dollar" or an "anti-dollar" development banking arrangement with multiple currencies, would have required prior approval of the IMF.

    The Contingency Reserve Arrangement

    The CRA is defined as a "framework for provision of support through liquidity and precautionary instruments in response to actual or potential short-term balance of payments pressures." (Russia India Report April 7, 2015). In this context, the CRA fund does not constitute a "safety net" for BRICS countries, it accepts the hegemony of the US dollar which is sustained by large scale speculative operations in the currency and commodity markets.

    In essence the CRA operates in a similar fashion to an IMF precautionary loan arrangement (e.g. Brazil November 1998) with a view to enabling highly indebted countries to maintain the parity of their exchange rate to the US dollar, by replenishing central bank reserves through borrowed money.

    The CRA excludes the policy option of foreign exchange controls by BRICS member states. In the case of India, Brazil and South Africa, this option is largely foreclosed as a result of their agreements with the IMF.

    The dollar denominated $100 billion CRA fund is a "silver platter" for Western "institutional speculators" including JP Morgan Chase, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, Goldman Sachs et al, which are involved in short selling operations on the Forex market. Ultimately the CRA fund will finance the speculative onslaught in the currency market.

    Neoliberalism firmly entrenched

    An arrangement using national currencies instead of the US dollar requires sovereignty in central bank monetary policy. In many regards, India, Brazil and South Africa are (from the monetary standpoint) US proxy states, firmly aligned with IMF-World Bank-WTO economic diktats.

    It is worth recalling that since 1991, India's macroeconomic policy was under under the control of the Bretton Woods institutions, with a former World Bank official, Dr. Manmohan Singh, serving first as Finance Minister and subsequently as Prime Minister.

    Moreover, while India is an ally of China and Russia under BRICS, it has entered into a  new defense cooperation deal with the Pentagon which is (unofficially) directed against Russia and China. It is also cooperating with the US in aerospace technology. India constitutes the largest market (after Saudi Arabia) for the sale of US weapons systems. And all these transactions are in US dollars.

    Similarly, Brazil signed a far-reaching Defense agreement with the US in 2010 under the government of Luis Ignacio da Silva, who in the words of the IMF's former managing director Heinrich Koeller, "Is  Our Best President", "… I am enthusiastic [with Lula's administration]; but it is better to say I am deeply impressed by President Lula, indeed, and in particular because I do think he has the credibility" (IMF Managing Director Heinrich Koeller, Press conference, 10 April 2003 ).

    In Brazil, the Bretton Woods institutions and Wall Street have dominated macro-economic reform since the outset of the government of Luis Ignacio da Silva in 2003. Under Lula, a Wall Street executive was appointed to head the Central Bank, the Banco do Brazil was in the hands of a former CitiGroup executive. While there are divisions within the ruling PT party, neoliberalism prevails. Economic and social in Brazil is in large part dictated by the country's external creditors including JPMorgan Chase, Bank America and Citigroup.

    Central Bank Reserves and The External Debt

    India and Brazil (together with Mexico) are among the World's most indebted developing countries. The foreign exchange reserves are fragile. India's external debt in 2013 was of the order of more than $427 Billion, that of Brazil was a staggering $482 billion, South Africa's external debt was of the order of $140 Billion. (World Bank, External Debt Stock, 2013).

    External Debt Stock (2013)

    Brazil  $482 billion

    India   $427 billion

    South Africa  $140 billion

    All three countries have central banks reserves (including gold and forex holdings) which are lower than their external debt (see table below).

    Central Bank Reserves (2013)

    Brazil  $359 billion

    India:  $298 billion

    South Africa $50 billion

    The situation of South Africa is particularly precarious with an external debt which is almost three times its central bank reserves.

    What this means is that these three BRICS member states are under the brunt of their Western creditors. Their central bank reserves are sustained by borrowed money. Their central bank operations (e.g. with a view to supporting domestic investments and development programs) will require borrowing in US dollars. Their central banks are essentially "currency board" arrangements, their national currencies are dollarized.

    The BRICs Development Bank (NDB)

    On 15 July 2014, the group of five countries signed an agreement to create the US$100 billion BRICS Development Bank together with a US dollar denominated  " reserve currency pool" of US$100 billion. These commitments were subsequently revised.

    Each of the five-member countries  "is expected to allocate an equal share of the $50 billion startup capital that will be expanded to $100 billion. Russia has agreed to provide $2 billion from the federal budget for the bank over the next seven years." (RT, March 9, 2015).

    In turn, the commitments to the Contingency Reserve Arrangement are as follows;

    Brazil, $18 billion

    Russia $18 billion

    India  $18 billion

    China $41 billion

    South Africa $5 billion

    Total $100 billion

    As mentioned earlier, India, Brazil and South Africa, are heavily indebted countries with central bank reserves substantially below the level of their external debt.  Their contribution to the two BRICs financial entities can only be financed:

    • by running down their dollar denominated central bank reserves and/or
    • by financing their contributions to the Development Bank and CRA, by borrowing the money, namely by "running up" their dollar denominated external debt.

    In both cases, dollar hegemony prevails. In other words, the Western creditors of these three countries will be required to "contribute" directly or indirectly to  the financing of the dollar denominated contributions of Brazil, India and South Africa to the BRICS development bank (NDB) and the CRA.

    In the case of South Africa with Central Bank reserves of the order of 50 billion dollars, the contribution  to the BRICS NDB will inevitably be financed by an increase in the country's (US dollar denominated) external debt.

    Moreover, with regard to India, Brazil and South Africa, their membership in the BRICS Development Bank was no doubt the object of behind closed doors negotiations with the IMF as well as guarantees that they would not depart from the "Washington Consensus" on macro-economic reform.

    Under a scheme whereby these countries were to be in be in full control of their Central Bank monetary policy, the contributions to the Development Bank (NDB) would be allocated in national currency rather than US dollars under a multi-currency arrangement. Needless to say under a multi-currency system the contingency CRA fund would not be required.

    The geopolitics behind the BRICS initiative are crucial. While the BRICS initiative from the very outset has accepted the dollar system, this does not exclude the introduction, at a later stage of a multiple currency arrangement, which challenges dollar hegemony.


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    The Greek Default: "It's Already in the Market"? What Will the World Look like the Day Markets Try to Reopen?

    Global Research, June 22, 2015

    The other side of the coin is the derivatives situation.  Please remember when a "default" occurs, the "notional value" becomes the true at risk amount.  This was the problem caused by Lehman Brothers in 2008, derivatives which had been supported by margin alone (and very thin at that) saw margin calls explode and the demands of 100% notional payments began.  This is why no one, ever, can be allowed to fail.  Because then the triggers are pulled and notional settlements begin …with a minor problem.  Derivatives simply cannot perform because they total more than the value of everything else added together on the planet.  The "money" simply does not exist for everyone to be paid.

    The purpose for writing this piece is not to discuss Greece, whether they pull an "Iceland" and leave the central banks holding the bag …or talk about the odds of their banks opening Monday morning …or to speculate as to "when" they default ("if" is already in the rearview window).  A Greek exit from the Eurozone or a change in allegiance from NATO to Russia are both very real possibilities …but NONE OF THIS is "in the market".  Greece is but one of an absolute litany of potential events being ignored!

    The list of potential events being ignored by the markets is very long.  They include the geopolitics of Ukraine, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, the South Sea islands Iran, and we might as well throw Israel into this mix.  Russia and China just announced trade to be done exclusively in yuan and rubles, is this factored in to the valuation of the dollar?  The U.S. has moved missiles into Poland and elsewhere to ring fence Russia, Russia has responded by repositioning "EMP" weaponry.  China's economy is slowing while their margin debt and speculation in stock markets are at an all time high after doubling in value over 6 months.  As for the U.S., bogus number after bogus number is being reported while the economy declines in recession…and the world moves further and further from the dollar.  It's all "business as usual" as long as markets can be controlled…

    The biggest "factor" being ignored is the fact credit markets around the world have already seriously crackedhttp://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-06-21/credit-market-warning.  Interest rates are rising and bond prices falling.  Please, never forget this, "credit" is THE FOUNDATON to the "value" of everything we know and believe to have value.  "Credit" (debt) is THE foundation to every current currency on the planet.  If the underlying debt is beginning to lose value, what will this mean for currencies?  What will it mean for the "discount process" to be used to value stocks?  Or real estate?  Not to mention the fact current cash flows will have the capacity to carry LESS debt …which has been used to hold up current values?  To finish this thought process out, the big picture is quite simple.  Debt has continually expanded faster and faster than the underlying global GDP.  Current GDP is simply not sufficient in size any longer to carry the global debt burden…

    I am going to tell you, NOTHING "bad" is factored into today's markets… even slightly.  All markets, all assets, everything has been "priced to perfection", FORCEFULLY "PRICED".  Do you understand what I am saying here?  "Prices", all prices are being "made".  They are being made to paint a picture of a perfect world.  This picture is a must to portray "all is well and no worries".  Almost none of the potentials I wrote of above (and there are many more) have even seen the light of day in the Western mainstream press …because if they did then they might affect values and partly be "priced in".

    Let me finish by talking about "black swans".  A black swan by definition is a surprise event taking participants unaware.  How can anything we already know about …and is supposedly priced in to the market be a black swan?  Maybe because so few believe a systemic failure can happen?  Maybe we should categorize the entire financial system or even our way of life as a "black swan" because almost no one believes "it" (the ride) can ever end?  Americans in general know something is wrong but they just can't put their finger on it.  A recent poll taken by Gallup shows confidence in almost everything has dropped

    http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/ken-walshs-washington/2015/06/17/americans-have-lost-confidence-in-everything to previously unseen lows. 

    As I have mentioned many times before, the last piece of glue holding the system together is confidence.  The confidence of a central bank in another central bank, the confidence of institutions in other institutions and of course the confidence of the general public.  While on this topic of confidence, why do you believe four European central banks have requested their gold back?  Or closer to home, why does Texas want to retrieve their gold from Yankee bankers?  Confidence is a peculiar thing, it takes a long time to build and may be retained by "reputation" for quite some time …but when it breaks it goes away like lightning!

    None of the potential black swans have seemed to even move the dial because the puppeteers have used derivatives to collar, support and suppress various prices and thus "hide" any bad reaction.

    I have to believe the ultimate black swan is exactly this, the loss of control of everything including perception.  After all, the most ingrained of thoughts are these; the government can never go broke, the government will never allow it or let it happen.  Maybe THE black swan is the most obvious of all, the government is in fact broke and Mother Nature does still exist.  We have gone so far down the rabbit hole where absolutely nothing is actually "in the market", I believe the biggest shock of all will be what the world looks like the day markets try to reopen?


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    What is a Conspiracy Theory? What is the Truth?

    Global Research, March 05, 2015

    The Real AIG Conspiracy

    Obama is on a hot war footing. Western civilization is allegedly "threatened by the Islamic State".  

     The "Global War on Terrorism" is  heralded as a humanitarian endeavor.

    We have a "Responsibility to Protect". Humanitarian warfare is the solution. 

    Evil folks are lurking. 'Take 'em out", said George W. Bush.

    The Western media is beating the drums of war. Obama's military agenda is supported by a vast propaganda apparatus. 

    One of the main objectives of war propaganda is to "fabricate an enemy". As the political legitimacy of the Obama Administration falters, doubts regarding the existence of this "outside enemy", namely Al Qaeda and its network of (CIA sponsored) affiliates  must be dispelled.

    The purpose is to tacitly instil, through repeated media reports, ad nauseam, within people's inner consciousness, the notion that Muslims constitute a threat to the security of the Western World.  

    Humanitarian warfare is waged on several fronts: Russia,  China and the Middle East are currently the main targets.

    Xenophobia and the Military Agenda

    The wave of xenophobia directed against Muslims which has swept across Western Europe is tied into geopolitics. It is part of a military agenda. It consists in demonizing the enemy.

    Muslim countries possess more than 60 percent of total oil reserves.  In contrast, the United States of America has barely 2 percent of total oil reserves. Iraq has five times more oil than the United States. (See Michel Chossudovsky, The "Demonization" of Muslims and the Battle for Oil, Global Research, Jannuary 4, 2007).

    A large share of the World's oil lies in Muslim lands. The objective of the US led war is to steal and appropriate those oil reserves. And to achieve this objective, these countries  are targeted: war, covert ops, economic destabilization, regime change.

    The American Inquisition

    A consensus building process to wage war is similar to the Spanish inquisition. It requires social subordination, the political consensus cannot be questioned. In its contemporary version, the inquisition requires and demands submission to the notion that war is a means to spreading Western values and democracy.

    A good versus evil dichotomy prevails. We must go after the bad guys.

    War is peace.

    The 'big lie' has now becomes the truth … and the truth has become a 'conspiracy theory'.

    Those who are committed to the Truth are categorized as "Terrorists".

    According to Paul Craig Roberts (2011), the conspiracy theory concept "has undergone Orwellian redefinition"…

    A "conspiracy theory" no longer means an event explained by a conspiracy.  Instead, it now means any explanation, or even a fact, that is out of step with the government's explanation and that of its media pimps….

    In other words, as truth becomes uncomfortable for government and its Ministry of Propaganda, truth is redefined as conspiracy theory, by which is meant an absurd and laughable explanation that we should ignore.

    Fiction becomes fact.

    Investigative journalism has been scrapped.

    Factual analysis of social, political and economic issues is a conspiracy theory because it challenges a consensus which is based on a lie.

    What is the Truth

    The real threat to global security emanates from the US-NATO-Israel alliance, yet realities in an inquisitorial environment are turned upside down: the warmongers are committed to peace, the victims of war are presented as the protagonists of war.

    The homeland is threatened.

    The media, intellectuals, scientists and the politicians, in chorus, obfuscate the unspoken truth, namely that the US-NATO led war destroys humanity.

    When the lie becomes the truth there is no turning backwards.

    When war is upheld as a humanitarian endeavor, Justice and the entire international legal system are turned upside down: pacifism and the antiwar movement are criminalized. Opposing the war becomes a criminal act. Meanwhile, the war criminals in high office have ordered a witch hunt against those who challenge their authority.

    The Big Lie must be exposed for what it is and what it does.

    It sanctions the indiscriminate killing of men, women and children.

    It destroys families and people. It destroys the commitment of people towards their fellow human beings.

    It prevents people from expressing their solidarity for those who suffer. It upholds war and the police state as the sole avenue.

    It destroys both nationalism and internationalism.

    Breaking the lie means breaking a criminal project of global destruction, in which the quest for profit is the overriding force.

    This profit driven military agenda destroys human values and transforms people into unconscious zombies.

    Let us reverse the tide.

    Challenge the war criminals in high office and the powerful corporate lobby groups which support them.

    Break the American inquisition.

    Undermine the US-NATO-Israel military crusade.

    Close down the weapons factories and the military bases.

    Bring home the troops.

    Members of the armed forces should disobey orders and refuse to participate in a criminal war.


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    কথিত বাবা দিবস, মা দিবস, পালন যে খুব সূক্ষ্ম কিন্তু অনেক বড় ফাঁদ
    সাইফুল্লাহ মনসুর <sanapoti1@gmail.com>

    কথিত বাবা দিবস, মা দিবস, পালন যে খুব সূক্ষ্ম কিন্তু অনেক বড় ফাঁদ

    "বলুন! হে কাফিরেরা, আমি তার ইবাদত করি না, তোমরা যার ইবাদত করো এবং তোমরাও উনার ইবাদতকারী নও, যাঁর ইবাদত আমি করি। এবং আমি তার ইবাদতকারী নই, যার ইবাদত তোমরা করো, তোমরা উনার ইবাদতকারী নও, যাঁর ইবাদত আমি করি। তোমাদের ধর্ম, কর্ম ও কর্মফল তোমাদের জন্য এবং আমার ধর্ম, কর্ম ও কর্মফল আমার জন্য।" (পবিত্র সূরা কাফিরূন শরীফ)
    'পবিত্র সূরা কাফিরূন শরীফ'উনার মধ্যে উল্লিখিত একই বাক্য পুনঃপুনঃ উল্লেখের পেছনে বিশেষ কারণ হলো- মুসলমানদের ধর্ম ও কর্ম এবং কর্মফল যে কাফিরদের থেকে আলাদা ও স্বতন্ত্র বৈশিষ্ট্যম-িত সেটারই অনবদ্য গুরুত্ব জোরদারভাবে ফুটিয়ে তোলা। তার পাশাপাশি আরো অনুভব করা যে, কোনো ক্ষেত্রেই, কোনো বিষয়েই কাফিরের চিন্তা ও কর্মের সাথে মুসলমান সংহতি বা একাত্মতা প্রকাশ করতে পারে না। 
    এমনকি যদিও বলা হয়- সত্য কথা বলা, পরোপকার করা, দান করা ইত্যাদি বিষয়ে সব ধর্মেরই আদেশ, উৎসাহ বাণী রয়ে গেছে। সেক্ষেত্রে মুসলমান মাত্রেই সত্য কথা বলতে হয়, দান-সদকা করতে হয়, পরোপকারের মানসিকতা বহন করতে হয়। কিন্তু তা ভিন্ন ধর্মের বাণীর আলোকে বা ভিন্ন ধর্মাবলম্বীদের দ্বারা উদ্ভূত চেতনার প্রবাহে নয়। 
    এ প্রসঙ্গে পবিত্র হাদীছ শরীফ উনার মধ্যে রয়েছে, "খলীফাতুল মুসলিমীন সাইয়্যিদুনা হযরত ফারূক্বে আ'যম আলাইহিস সালাম তিনি বলেন, ইয়া রসূলাল্লাহ ছল্লাল্লাহু আলাইহি ওয়া সাল্লাম! ইহুদী-নাছারাদের কাছ থেকে আমরা অনেক চমকপ্রদ কথা শুনি, যা ভালো লাগার মতো; সেসব কথা কি আমরা লিখে রাখবো? একথা শুনে নূরে মুজাসসাম হাবীবুল্লাহ হুযূর পাক ছল্লাল্লাহু আলাইহি ওয়া সাল্লাম উনার চেহারা মুবারকে রক্তিমাভাব দেখা গেল। তিনি ইরশাদ মুবারক করলেন, ইহুদী-নাছারারা যেরূপ দ্বিধা, দন্দ্ব ও সংশয়ের মধ্যে রয়েছে আপনারাও কি সেরূপ দ্বিধা, দন্দ্ব ও সংশয়ের মধ্যে রয়েছেন? অথচ আমি আপনাদের জন্য স্পষ্ট শরীয়ত নিয়ে এসেছি। স্বয়ং সাইয়্যিদুনা হযরত মুসা কালীমিল্লাহ আলাইহিস সালাম তিনিও যদি আজকে যমীনে অবস্থান করতেন, তাহলে উনার জন্যও আমার শরীয়ত গ্রহণ ব্যতীত কোনো গত্যন্তর থাকতো না।" (মিশকাত শরীফ, মিরকাত শরীফ)
    উপরোক্ত বক্তব্যের আলোকে নিম্নোক্ত আহবান লক্ষণীয়-
    (১) জুন মাসের তৃতীয় রোববার হিসেবে ২১ জুন-২০১৫ 'বিশ্ব বাবা দিবস'। এদিনে বাবার হাতে তুলে দিন লাল ফুল অথবা যেকোনো উপহার। আর যদি মা বেঁেচ না থাকে, তাহলে তার সমাধিটি সাদা ফুলে ফুলে ভরিয়ে দিন, তার আত্মার শান্তি কামনা করুন।"
    উল্লেখ্য, কথিত এ আহবানের প্রতিক্রিয়া কি বা তা কতটুকু সাড়া জাগিয়েছে তা উপলব্ধি করা যায় গত ২১ জুন ২০১৫ ঈসায়ী, রোববার পত্রিকান্তরে প্রকাশিত মন্তব্য থেকে:
    "আজ বছর ঘুরে সেই রোববার, বিশ্ব বাবা দিবস। বিভিন্ন দেশে জুন মাসের তৃতীয় রোববারকে বাবা দিবস হিসেবে পালন করা হয়ে থাকে। সন্তানের কাছে বাবা বন্ধুর মতো। কারও বাবা পথপ্রদর্শক। অনেকেই বাবাকে ফুল দিয়ে শুভেচ্ছা জানায়। অনেক দেশে কার্ডও উপহার দেয়া হয়। যাদের বাবা বেঁচে নেই, তারা হয়তো আকাশে তাকিয়ে অলক্ষ্যে বাবার স্মৃতি হাতড়ায়।"
    প্রসঙ্গত, 'পবিত্র সূরা কাফিরূন শরীফ'তথা সম্মানিত ইসলামী নীতিমালার আলোকে মুসলমান হিসেবে যা সহজাতভাবে প্রশ্নবিদ্ধ করে তা হলো-
    * মায়ের প্রতি ভালোবাসা, বাবার প্রতি ভালোবাসা প্রকাশ করতে আহবানকৃত তথাকথিত এই বিশ্ববিবেকের পরিচয় কি?
    * মে মাসের দ্বিতীয় রোববার 'মা দিবস'এবং জুনের তৃতীয় রোববার 'বাবা দিবস'উদযাপন দ্বারা কোন্ ধর্মাবলম্বীকে অনুসরণ করা হয়?
    * মুসলমান হিসেবে পবিত্র কুরআন শরীফ, পবিত্র সুন্নাহ শরীফ উনাদের মধ্যে বিবৃত যে পিতা-মাতার প্রতি সন্তানের কর্তব্যবোধ ও অনুভূতি তার তুলনায় তথাকথিত মা দিবস ও বাবা দিবসের চেতনা কি সমুদ্রের তুলনায় ফেনা পরিমাণ চেতনা দাবি করতে পারে? 
    * এই 'বাবা দিবস'ও 'মা দিবসের'সেন্টিমেন্ট মুসলিম চেতনাম-িত এই দেশে আমদানির উদ্দেশ্য কি?
    * এটা কি তথাকথিত সংস্কৃতিবাদী তথা সুশীল সমাজের এক নতুন চমক তৈরি তথা চটকদার প্রবক্তা বা একটা ফ্যাশনবাদের নায়ক সাজার আপ্ত অভিলাষ নয়?
    * ইতোমধ্যে এ ধারার যে চেতনা আমদানি হয়েছে যথা 'থার্টি ফার্স্ট নাইট'কালচার ভ্যালেন্টাইনস ডে, কনসার্ট ইত্যাদি এদেশের ধর্ম-সংস্কৃতিকে কি উজ্জ¦ল করছে, নাকি ক্ষতবিক্ষত করছে?
    * এর দ্বারা কি বাবা-মার প্রতি আবহমানকালের বাঙালি অনুভূতি তথা ঐতিহ্যবাহী পারিবারিক বন্ধনের টান, যা বর্তমানে হতচ্ছাড়া পশ্চিমা দেশের ঈর্ষার ও লোভনীয় বস্তু- যা মূলত সম্মানিত ইসলামী মূল্যবোধের সুফল বা ইসলামী চেতনা উজ্জীবনের প্রেক্ষাপট তাকে ধ্বংস করার সুদূর প্রসারী ষড়যন্ত্র নয়?
    এর দ্বারা কি ইউরোপীয় কালচারের মতো বাবা-মাকে বৎসরের নির্দিষ্ট দিনে কার্ড, কিছু ফল বা বই পাঠিয়ে বাঙালি চেতনাকেও সংকুচিত করে নির্দিষ্ট একদিনেই সীমাবদ্ধ করে তৃপ্ত থাকার বা রাখার মানসিকতা গড়ে তোলার অপপ্রয়াস নয়?
    ১৯০৯ সালে পূর্ব ওয়াশিংটনের এক কৃষক কন্যা সোনোরা ডড মা দিবসের একটি আলোচনা অনুষ্ঠানে বক্তৃতা শোনে। বাড়িতে ফিরে আসার পরপরই তার খেয়াল হলো তার বাবার কথা; মা-বিহীন যে বাবা ছয় ভাই-বোনকে যতেœ লালন করেছে, করেছে প্রতিষ্ঠিত। তার বাবা ছিল আমেরিকার স্বাধীনতা সংগ্রামের এক লড়াকু সৈনিক উইলিয়াম জ্যাকসন স্মার্ট। তার স্ত্রী আমেরিকার মুক্তির জন্য লড়াই করে মৃত্যুবরণ করেছিল, এরপর জ্যাকসন আবারও নতুনভাবে জীবনযুদ্ধে নেমে পড়ে ছয়টি বাচ্চাকে নিয়ে। পূর্ব-ওয়াশিংটনে গ্রাম্য পরিবেশে সে ছয় সন্তান লালন-পালনের ব্রত গ্রহণ করে। ডড সিদ্ধান্ত নিলো, তার বাবাকে বিশেষ সম্মানে সম্মানিত করবে। আর সেই চিন্তা থেকেই বাবা দিবসের সূত্রপাত। সেবার একান্ত ব্যক্তিগতভাবে বাবা দিবস পালন করে ডড। কিন্তু পরের বছরের জন্য প্রস্তুতি শুরু করে দেয় সে। ওয়াশিংটনে ১৯১০ সালের জুন মাসে পালিত হয় প্রথম বাবা দিবস। দিনটিকে সমর্থন জানায় রাজ্যের গভর্নর এবং শহরের মেয়র। এ প্রসঙ্গে স্বীকৃতি জ্ঞাপন করে- সনোরা ডডের চেষ্টায় ১৯১০ সালের ১৯শে জুন স্পোকেনে (আমেরিকার একটি স্থান) সর্বপ্রথম কথিত 'বাবা দিবস'উদযাপিত হয়। স্পোকেন মিনিস্টেরিয়াল এসোসিয়েশন এবং স্থানীয় খ্রিস্টান যুব সংঘ (ওয়াই, এম, সি, এ) তাতে সমর্থন যোগায়। পরবর্তীতে ক্রমান্বয়ে অন্যান্য দেশেও কথিত 'বাবা দিবস'পালিত হয়ে থাকে।
    ১৯২৪ সালে প্রেসিডেন্ট কেলভিন কুলিজ জনসমাবেশে জাতীয় বাবা দিবসের পরিকল্পনাকে স্বাগত জানায়। ১৯২৬ সালে জাতীয় বাবা দিবস কমিটির সদস্যরা প্রথমবারের মতো নিউইয়র্ক সিটিতে সমবেত হয়। ১৯৫৬ সালে কথিত বাবা দিবস মার্কিন কংগ্রেসের প্রস্তাবনায় পাস হয়। ১৯৬৬ সালে প্রেসিডেন্ট লিন্ডসন জনসন'বাবা দিবসকে জাতীয় ছুটির দিন হিসেবে ঘোষণা করে। ১৯৭২ সালে প্রেসিডেন্ট লিন্ড রিচার্ড নিক্সন একটি আইনে স্বাক্ষর করে, যেখানে বলা হয়- বাবা দিবস একটি সরকারি ছুটির দিন, যা জুন মাসের তৃতীয় রোববারে পালিত হবে। ১৯৯৯ সালে কথিত বাবা দিবস পঞ্চম জনপ্রিয় কার্ড আদান-প্রদান দিবস হিসেবে স্থান করে নেয়। প্রায় ১০০ মিলিয়ন মার্কিন ডলার মূল্যের কার্ড এই দিন আদান-প্রদান হয়ে থাকে।
    উল্লেখ্য, বিশ্বের সব দেশেই একই তারিখে বাবা দিবস পালিত হয় না। জুনের তৃতীয় রোববারে বাবা দিবস হিসেবে পালিত হয় বাংলাদেশ, ভারত, পাকিস্তান, মালয়েশিয়া, চীনসহ এশিয়ার অন্যান্য দেশ এবং যুক্তরাজ্য, যুক্তরাষ্ট্রসহ লাতিন ও মধ্য আমেরিকার কয়েকটি দেশ বাদে পুরো আমেরিকা মহাদেশ এবং দক্ষিণ আফ্রিকা ও জিম্বাবুয়ে। তবে যুক্তরাজ্য, গ্রীস, এবং নেদারল্যান্ডস বাদে ইউরোপের অন্যান্য দেশে ভিন্ন তারিখে বাবা দিবস পালিত হয়। নিউজিল্যান্ড এবং অস্ট্রেলিয়ায় পালিত হয় পহেলা সেপ্টেম্বর, ব্রাজিলে আগস্টের দ্বিতীয় রোববার, নভেম্বরের দ্বিতীয় রোববার নরওয়ে, ফিনল্যান্ড, সুইডেনে এবং ১৯ মার্চ স্পেন, ইটালি, সুইজারল্যান্ড এবং পর্তুগালে কথিত বাবা দিবস পালিত হয়। তবে জার্মানিতে ইস্টারের চল্লিশ দিন পর যে মঙ্গলবার সেই দিনকেই কথিত বাবা দিবস হিসেবে ধরা হয়। আবার তাইওয়ানে কথিত বাবা দিবস কিছুটা ভিন্নভাবে পালিত হয়। সরকারি ঘোষণা না থাকলেও ওই দিন দেশটির সর্বত্র ছুটির আমেজ বিরাজ করে। এটি বছরের আটতম মাসের আটতম দিন। ম্যান্ডারিন ভাষায় আট মানে 'বা'যার মানে বাবা।
    প্রসঙ্গত, পবিত্র দ্বীন ইসলাম উনার দৃষ্টিতে বলতে হয়- বিধর্মীদের থেকে উদ্ভব হওয়ায় তথাকথিত বাবা দিবস স্বতঃস্ফূর্তভাবে পবিত্র দ্বীন ইসলাম উনার দ্বারা পরিত্যাজ্য। দ্বিতীয়ত, সম্মানিত ইসলামী মূল্যবোধের আঙ্গিকে বাবা দিবসের ঘনঘটা নিতান্তই অর্থহীন ও অপ্রাসঙ্গিক। পাশাপাশি ইহুদী-খ্রিস্টানদের চেতনাবোধে উজ্জীবিত হওয়া ও তাদের অনুসরণ করার প্রেক্ষিতে তা পালন নাজায়িয ও হারামও বটে। 
    উল্লেখ্য, ইহুদী-খ্রিস্টানরা তাদের আসমানী কিতাব বিকৃত করে ফেলেছে। তারা গুমরাহ ও পথভ্রষ্ট। ওহীক বা খোদায়ী চেতনা তাদের ধর্মীয় কিতাবে নেই। ফলতঃ তার প্রভাব ও প্রতিফলনও তাদের মন-মানসিকতা এমনকি পারিবারিক জীবনেও নেই। মায়ের প্রতি সন্তানের হক্ব বা সন্তানের প্রতি মায়ের হক্ব সম্পর্কে ছহীহ বুঝ বা খোদায়ী চেতনা ও ইলম তাদের নেই। 
    ফলতঃ তাদের সন্তানের সম্পর্ক ভারসাম্যহীন, বোধহীন ও শূন্যতায় ভরা। 
    এটা শুধু আজকেই নয়; আখিরী রসূল, নূরে মুজাসসাম, হাবীবুল্লাহ হুযূর পাক ছল্লাল্লাহু আলাইহি ওয়া সাল্লাম উনার জীবদ্দশায়ও তার উদাহরণ ছিলো। নূরে মুজাসসাম হাবীবুল্লাহ হুযূর পাক ছল্লাল্লাহু আলাইহি ওয়া সাল্লাম তিনি এক শিশুকে উনার স্বভাবসূলভ ভঙ্গিতে আদর করতে দেখলে এক বেদুঈন বলে উঠেছিল, "ইয়া রসূলাল্লাহ, ইয়া হাবীবাল্লাহ ছল্লাল্লাহু আলাইহি ওয়া সাল্লাম! 'আপনারা শিশুদের এত স্নেহ করেন। আমরা তো করি না।'জবাবে নূরে মুজাসসাম হাবীবুল্লাহ হুযূর পাক ছল্লাল্লাহু আলাইহি ওয়া সাল্লাম তিনি বললেন, যদি তোমাদের অন্তর হতে মহান আল্লাহ পাক রহমত উঠিয়ে নেন; তবে আমি কি করবো?" 
    মূলত, ইহুদী-খ্রিস্টান তথা বিধর্মীদের অন্তরে খোদায়ী রহমত নেই। ওরা যেমন অপত্য স্নেহে ওদের শিশুদের দেখে না, তেমনি ওদের সন্তানরাও বৃদ্ধ বয়সে তাদের বাবা-মাকে দেখে না। অথচ মহান আল্লাহ পাক তিনি ইরশাদ মুবারক করেন, "তোমাদের বাবা-মা যে কাউকে তোমরা বৃদ্ধ বা বৃদ্ধাবস্থায় পাও, তাদের জন্য তোমাদের দয়ার হাত বিস্তার করে দাও। তারা যেন উহ্্ শব্দ বলতে না পারে।"সুবহানাল্লাহ!
    উল্লেখ্য, পবিত্র কুরআন শরীফ ও পবিত্র সুন্নাহ শরীফ উনাদের আলোকে পিতা-মাতার প্রতি সন্তানের এ আদেশ সর্বক্ষণের, সবসময়ের। কিন্তু আধুনিক ভোগবাদী জীবনে মত্ত হয়ে ইহুদী-খ্রিস্টান তাদের বাবা-মাকে আদৌ সময় দিতে চায় না। বৃদ্ধ বয়সে তাদের সবাইকে ওল্ড হোমে যেতে হয়। সেখানে সন্তান যদি বৎসরে একবার তাদেরকে কার্ড পাঠায়, সেটাই তাদের কাছে অনেক কিছু। কিন্তু অনেকে তাও করে না। আর এহেন শেকড়হীন শূন্য সম্পর্কের প্রেক্ষিতেই বৎসরে একদিনও যাতে তারা তাদের মা-বাবাকে কার্ড পাঠিয়ে স্মরণ করে সেজন্যই কথিত মা দিবস, বাবা দিবসের প্রেরণা-চেতনা।
    সঙ্গতকারণেই পবিত্র দ্বীন ইসলাম উনার দৃষ্টিতে এসব পুরোই অর্থহীন। বাবা-মায়ের সঙ্গকে চরম উৎসাহ ও ফযীলতের কথা ব্যক্ত করে পবিত্র হাদীছ শরীফ উনার মধ্যে ইরশাদ মুবারক হয়েছে, "পিতা-মাতার প্রতি মুহব্বত ও শ্রদ্ধার সাথে প্রতি দৃষ্টিতে একটি মকবুল হজ্জের ছওয়াব।"সুবহানাল্লাহ!
    উল্লেখ্য, বাবা দিবস, মা দিবস প্রচলনের দ্বারা প্রকারান্তরে বাকি দিনগুলোতে গাফিল থাকার প্রবণতাকেই জায়িয করে নেয়া হয়। অর্থ এই দাঁড়ায়, সারা বছর বাবা-মায়ের খোঁজ-খবর নেয়া হলো না, বর্তমান যান্ত্রিক জীবনে এটাই স্বাভাবিক- কিন্তু তাতে যেন সন্তানের কোনো অনুশোচনা বোধ তৈরি না হয়, সন্তান যাতে তওবার দিকে যেতে না পারে; সেজন্য কথিত বাবা দিবস, মা দিবস পালনের দ্বারা তার ভেতরের সে সুপ্ত অপরাধ প্রবণতার বিপরীতে তাকে আশ্বস্ত করিয়ে দেয়া হয়। এতটুকুতেই সে তৃপ্ত থাকে। নাউযুবিল্লাহ!
    উল্লেখ্য, ইহুদী-নাছারাদের পারিবারিক জীবন বন্ধনহীন বলেই তারা বল্গাহারা, বোহেমিয়ান জীবনে প্রবাহিত। কথিত বাবা দিবস, মা দিবস পালনের দ্বারা সেরকম বন্ধনহীন জীবনেই তারা এদেশের মুসলমানকে করছে প্ররোচিত। কাজেই কথিত বাবা দিবস, মা দিবস, পালন যে খুব সূক্ষ্ম কিন্তু অনেক বড় ফাঁদ- একথা মুসলমানকে, এদেশবাসীকে তাদের অস্তিত্ব রক্ষার তাগিদেই অতি শীঘ্রই বুঝতে হবে। উপলব্ধি করতে হবে। পবিত্র হাদীছ শরীফ উনার মধ্যে ইরশাদ মুবারক হয়েছে, "মহান আল্লাহ পাক তিনি যার ভালাই চান তাকে দ্বীনী সমঝ দেন।"

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    ANTI-EMERGENCY DAY: 25th JUNE,PUBLIC  MEETING
    40th Aniversary of the Imposition of Emergency in 1975
                " 'EMERGENCY' IN THE OFFING?"
     Venue: Gandhi Peace Foundation, 223, Deendayal Upadhyay Marg, Near
    ITO crossing, New Delhi-110002
     Date:     25 June 2015, Time: 5.30 PM
     Speakers: Kuldip Nayar, Senior journalist; Justice Rajindar Sachar
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    जो जैसे हांक लें,चूकि हम हुए ढोर डंगर,नागरिक नहीं

    पलाश विश्वास

    मेरी महजबीं,माफ करना कि पहली सी मुहब्बत नहीं है।

    न दिल में,न दिमाग में।

    न वो जुनून है।

    न मजनूं बनकर फिरने का जिगर है और न फरहाद हैं हम और न रांझा।

    मुहब्बत के लिए कोई जंग नहीं लड़ सकें हम।

    मुहब्बत में हर जंग जायज और फिरभी न लड़ सकें हम।

    बिना मुहब्बत बिता दी जिंदगी।

    अब खाक मुसलमां होंगे तोबा खाक हिंदू होंगे।

    हालांकि दस्तूर घर वापसी का है।


    घरवापसी तो ढोर डंगरों की हुआ करती थी कभी।

    ङिंदुस्तान की सरजमीं पर पालतू पशु सिर्फ पवित्र गोमाता नहीं है।

    खेत खलिहान के लिए कायनात से हासिल मुकम्मल जीव जगत की महती भूमिका रही है और हमारे गांवों में,हमारे परिवारों में वे भी कम खास न थे।


    कहां हैं वे घर लौटती गाय बैल भैंस बकरियों की दौड़तीं हुई टोलियां अब हमारे स्मार्ट बनते दीख्खे गांवों में,जिनमें झोपड़ियां अगर अब भी बदतमीजी की तरह हैं,तो ढोर डंगर की तरह वे भी खत्म कर दी जायेंगी।


    माफ कीजिये हुजुरान,मेहरबान।

    हमारा बचपन इन्हीं ढोर डंगरों के बीच बीता है।

    हमारी भाषा मातृभाषा जरुर है लेकिन हमारे संवाद इन्हीं ढोर डंगरों की सोहबत से बने हैं।हम बचपन से ध्वनियोंसे बनती भाषा के मुरीद हैं और वैदिकी भाषाशास्त्र से हमारा कभी कोई नाता नहीं रहा है।


    हमारा सारा संवाद पहले पहल इन्हीं ढोर डंगरों को संबोधित है।


    फिर शायद लौटना होगा गांव।हिंदू जनमजात हूं लेकिन बजरंगी हूं नहीं।

    शायद पूंछ भी न हो।

    हो न हो,बंदरों का योगाभ्यास तो सधने से रहा।

    हमें कभी मालूम न हुआ कि बिना इबादत,बिना सजदा हम कितने हिंदू हैं और कितने हिंदू नहीं हैं।

    नहीं मालूम कि हम कितने घर के अंदर हैं और कितने घर के बाहर।

    जाति के खोल से न जाने कब बाहर निकल चुका और पेशेवर जिंदगी में जाति पहचान की जरुरत हुई नहीं कहीं हालांकि दुनिया जाति बिन पूछे जाति को ही हमारी पहचान बना दी है।


    कोलकाता में औपनिवेशिक समय से यूपी बिहार के सामंती दुश्चक्र और निर्मम जात पांत से पलायन मध्ये यूपी बिहार के जो अछूत लोगों का किस्सा है,उससे हम अलग नहीं है क्योंकि उत्तर आधुनिक भारतीयमुक्त बाजार के देहात में सामंती तामझाम और जाति का गणित अब भी उतना ही जटिल हैं और गोत्र का खेल खूनी है,जिस वजह से मूंछें उगने से पहले और बाद जिस जिसके लिए धड़कता रहा है दिल,उस उससे कभी न कह सका कि आप कितने हसीन हैं।

    मुहब्बत है,कह पाना तो चांद तक सीढ़ियां लगाने से मुश्किल रहा है।

    वरना हम भी रसगुल्ला छोड़ मधुमेह के मरीज न होते।


    मजहब और जाति से अलहदा रह पाने की भी उत्पादन प्रणाली की खास स्थितियां हैं।

    उत्पादन प्रणाली के बीतर उत्पादकों के निजी उत्पादन संबंधों के जरिये ही जाति और धर्म के आर पार वर्गचेतना बनती है।


    मसलन बालीवूड में शुरु से ही जाति और मजहब को हाशिये पर रखकर शादी व्याह,रोटी बेटी के ताल्लुकात बनते रहे हैं और कौन किसके साथ लिव इन कर रहा है,समाज उसपर अंकुश लगा नहीं सकता।

    न्यूक्लियस परिवारों के बहुमंजिली सीमेंट के जंगल में भी समाज किसी की आजादी छीन नहीं सकता।


    लेकिन गांव लौटते ही फिर वहीं जाति और धर्म सबसे अहम।

    फिरभी मजा यह रहा है कि जाति व्यवस्था के शिंकजे में घनगोर अंध आस्था के माहौल में भी भारतीय देहात में धर्मोन्माद उसतरह नहीं फैला ,जैसा पढ़े लिखे तबकों की उत्पादन प्रणाली में खास और खासमखास हैसियत के नगरों,उपनगरों और महानगरों में।


    सरल अंकगणित के हिसाब से जिन्हें कायदे से जात पांत और मजहब के झगड़े से रिहा समझा जाना चाहिए।लेकिन दंगों के सारे रिएक्टर वहीं से रेडियोएक्टिव वाइरल फैला रहे हैं देश दुनिया में।


    अब तक बचे हुए हम देहात में कैसे गुजारा कर पायेंगे ,सरदर्द फिलहाल यही है।


    बात हमने शुरु की थी ढोर डंगरों की।

    बात हमने शुरु की थी खेतों और खलिहानों से।

    नोट करने वाली बात यह है कि भारतीय कृषि आजीविकाएं न सिर्फ प्रकृति के नियमों से चली करती रही हैं,बल्कि वे जीव जगत के जीवन चक्र से बंधी हैं।


    अब देहात में गोबर भी खरीदना पड़ता है।

    दूध दही घी मक्खन मलाई मट्टा न जाने कबसे लोग खरीद रहे हैं।

    वे चीजें गावों से गायब हैं।


    हरित क्रांति ने खेती के तौर तरीके बदले तो रसायन,उर्वरक,बिजली और मशीनें गांवों में दाखिल होने लगीं और ढोर डंगरों का सफाया हो गया।


    साठ सत्तर के दशक में हम किसानों के बच्चों के लिए सबसे अनिवार्य पाठ था ढोर डंगरों की सेहत,उनके मनमिजाज और उनकी भाषाओं का पाठ।


    पढ़ाई हो ,न हो,सुबह शाम ढोर डंगरों से जुते रहना बच्चों की दिनचर्या थी और खेती उनके बीच नहीं हो सकती थी।


    तभी गोवध निषेध आंदोलन से कांप रही थी राजधानियां।

    हमारे बड़े जीजाजी क्षीरोद मंडल और उनके मित्र विवेकदादा दोनों सरस्वती शिशु मंदिर के गुरुजी रहे हैं लंबे समय तक।

    सरस्वती वंदना से लेकर गोवध निषेध आंदोलन में उनकी सक्रियता तब अनिवार्य थी।


    उसी जमाने में सरस्वती शिसशु मंदिर से सबसे बेहतरीन छात्र के तौर पर हमारे हीरो रहे हैं रुद्रपुर के कस्तूरी लाल तागरा।जो कभी संघ परिवार के लिए आंख का तारा रहे हैं।


    कश्तूरी भाई तो सचमुच जहीन निकले और संघ परिवार के शिकंजे से बाहर निकल आये।गनीमत है कि हमारे जीजाजी और उनके मित्र भी सरस्वती वंदना तंत्र से बाहर हैं।


    इसी तरह राजेश जोशी बीबीसी और कपिलेश भोज के साथ हमारे साझा दोस्त कवि मदन पांडे भी कभी संघ परिवार के सरस्वती शिशु मंदिर के गुरुजी थे।


    वे लिखते पढ़ते हैं।केशरिया रंग का उनपर कभी असर हुआ ही नहीं है।


    इनमें से अनेक ,जिनमें हमारे जीजाजी भी रहे हैं,गोवध निषेध आंदोलन में राजपथ पर आंसूगैस और लाठियां भी खा चुके हैंं।


    भैंसों,बैलों और बकरियों से बी समान प्यार करने वाले देहात के लोगों पर लेकिन बनिया पार्टी के स्वयंसेवकों का असर कभी नहीं रहा है और न वे गोवध निषेध के लिए सड़कों पर कभी उतरे।


    मुझे हरित क्रांति और कृषि संकट की इस धर्मोन्मादी तंत्र मंत्र यंत्र की मुक्त बाजार अरथव्यवस्था के ताने बाने से इसीलिए गहरा नाता समझ में आता है कि जो लोग अंध आस्था और सामंती समाज के बावजूद गोमाता को बचाने कभी संघियों के झांसे में नहीं आये।पण देहात से ढोर डंगरों के सफाये के बाद,गोशाला के गैराज में तब्दील हो जाने के बाद उन्हींके वंशज रामरथ यात्रा शुरु होते न होते यक ब यक घनघोर कारसेवक बजरंगी बन गये।


    हमारे बचपन में जो गउ किसम के दोस्त रहे हैं या स्कूलों में सहपाठी,वे अब बजरंगी ब्रिगेड के सिपाहसालार बन गये हैं।


    इसीतरह पहाड़ों का कायकल्प भी हो गया।

    जिस प्रकृति को हम जनमजात बंधु महबूब जानते हैं,वह इन दिनों कहर बरपा रही है।


    जिस मानसून की पीठ पर हम नैनीताल के चीना पिक लरिया कांटा टिफिन टाप और यहां तक कि स्नो ब्यू में और कुमांयू गढ़वाल के तमाम शिऱखरों पर भैंस की सवारी गांठते थे और कभी न घबड़ाते थे मूसलाधार से,वही मानसून अब बवाल है।


    तराई में हम हफ्ते दस दिन लगातार मूसलाधार देखते रहे हैं और तब भी पहाड़ों की नदियां अनबंधी थीं और बाढ़ें घर तक चली आती थीं।


    तब भी जंगल थे और बाघ भालुओं के दर्सन होते रहते थे।तब भी हमारी गोशालाओं में गाये भैंसे थीं और बकरियों के लिए अलग इंतजाम था।


    अब पहाड़ों में कोई नदी अनबंधी नही हैं।

    सीढ़ीदार खेतों में,बुग्यालों में सीमेंट के जंगल हैं और काट दिये गये हैं सारे के सारे जंगल चिपको के प्रबल पर्ताप के बावजूदो।


    थोकदार, पटवारी और पुजारी और गोल्लज्यू जैसे ग्राम देवता से लेकर लाखों लाख देवदेवियों के अखंड देवभूमि में अब प्रोमोटरों,बिल्डरों और माफिया का राज है पहाडों से लेकर तराई भाबर तक,तराई भाबर से मैदानों तक और राजधानियों तक।


    बाकायदा त्रिकोणमिति के समीकरणों के संतुलन की तरह कयामतों और आपदाओं के हिस्सेदार पट्टीदार गोतदार भी हम हो गये।


    जैसे मैदानों में भूमि उपयोग बदल गया है।वैसे ही पहाड़ों में भी भूमि उपयोग अब वाणिज्यिक है।


    जैसे मैदानों में ढोर डंगर हैइच नको,वैसन ही पहाड़ों में भी लालतू पशु विदेशी कुत्ते हैं।


    अब गोमाता सर्वोच्च देवी हो गइलन बाड़ा।बूझै कि नाहीं।


    बूझलो तनिको जो भी बुरबक बनेला के राजधानी सिर्फ मुहम्मद तुगलक ने नहीं बदली।


    महाजिन्न की राजधानी भी बदल गयी है देश की अर्थव्यवस्था की तरह जहां भूमि सिर्फ शहरीकरण और औद्योगीकरण के लिए है।


    जंगल सिर्फ विस्तापन और सलवाजुड़ुम के लिए है और सारे समुद्रतट परामाणु ऊर्जा के नाम तो सारी नदियां या तो बिक गयीं या फिर बंध गयी।


    पूरा देश अब डूब है और किसान सारे के सारे थोक दर पर रोजाना खुदकशी कर रहे हैं।


    भला हो उस हरित क्रांति का जिसने गोमाता को सर्वोच्च देवी बनाकर हमारे ढोर डंगरों का सफाया कर दिया।

    वरना घर वापसी की हालत में ढोर डंगर अब भी होते तो हम पानी कहां उन्हें पिलाते।

    तालाब पोखर और कुंएं तक नहीं हैं कहीं।

    झीलों पर उपनगर बसे हैं।

    फिर हम चारा कहां से लाइबे करते हो।


    अभी शाम को आंके लगीं तो गजबो एक सपना देखा भौत दिनों के बाद क्योंकि महानगरों में सपने देखने का रिवाजो नहीं है।


    हमने देखा कि रेस के किसी अव्वल घोड़े पर सवार कहीं हम गये ठहरे किसी कार्यक्रम में,जहां सुंदर कन्याओं की दाढ़ियां भी हैं और तमामो आइकन शूटिंग छोड़े बबइठल बा।


    गपशप मस्ती खूबै हुई गयो जैसे कि आजकल शिमला और जयपुर में हुइबे करै हैं।तेज बत्तीवाला कटकटला अंधियारे का महाजिन्न की मंकी बातें भी हुई गयो और योग का कामो तमाम।


    तबही ख्याल हुई गया कि अबहुं नौकरी मा बाड़न।दफ्तर वखत पर न पहुंचबे तो लेट मारक हुई जाई।


    एक तो कटकटेला अंधियारा और बिन बेचे उ ससुर घोड़ा गायब।

    न कोई बत्ती और न धारदार तलवार कोई।


    कटकटेला अंधियारा और सविता बाबू के संगीत से नींद टूट गयी तो ख्वाबों का हिसाब किताबो खत्म।



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    Violent clashes in Kulgam, Beacon vehicle torched : KULGAM, JUNE 23: The protesters torched a vehicle of Beacon near Wanpoh in Khudwani area of Kulgam, even as police resorted to aerial firing to quell the protests. . Many other vehicles have been damaged in violent protests that have been going on the area since yesterday over the killing of a civilian in firing by government forces. Amid a complete shutdown, angry youth took to streets and hurled rocks at the forces who responded with aerial firing and tear smoke shells.



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    MAHARASHTRA GOVT. SHOULD NOT ASSAULT PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY says CHRI & PRW


    Rukmini Sen hared this information!

    Rukmini Sen

    In carving out this unprecedented exclusion from prosecution for public officials, the state government has conveniently ignored rulings in a 5-bench Supreme Court decision Lalita Kumari v Govt of UP & Ors (2013) that lays down that where the facts given in a First Information Report (FIR) make out a cognizable offence, it is mandatory for the police to file the FIR. The police may do a preliminary inquiry only when it is unclear whether cognizable or non-cognizable offences are made out in the complaint. The scope of the preliminary inquiry is only to determine if a cognizable offence is made out, not verify the information received.  This is already a considerable safeguard against malicious prosecution.

    More recently in Subramanian Swamy's  case (2014) the Supreme Court reaffirmed this position when it struck down Section 6E of the Delhi Special Police Act which had tried to prevent the CBI from beginning even a preliminary inquiry against officials of the rank of Joint Secretary and above without first taking permission from the competent authorities.

    The Court pointed out

    "It is difficult to justify the classification which has been made in Section 6-A because the goal of law in the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 is to meet corruption cases with a very strong hand and all public servants are warned through such a legislative measure that corrupt public servants have to face very serious consequences."

    CHRI and PRW is concerned that the Maharashtra government is willing to fly in the face of the Apex Court's decisions and is now seeking to nullify them through amendments which will destroy the possibility of accountability for corruption or abuse of power and high handedness by the ruling classes"

    According to Maja Daruwala, Director, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative: "The Cabinet decision is against public interest. The proposed amendments, if passed, will increase the pool of impunity that already exists. The very notion of asking for permission to even investigate possibly corrupt officials, goes against our beliefs in democratic governance. There is no transparency about how sanctions are given or refused. Such amendments would only aid the bad eggs to stay safe in the system. It once again leaves the public hopeless and hapless."

    Dolphy D'Souza, Convenor, PRW, says: "The move shows how little respect the Chief Minister has for election promises. On 2 November 2014, in an interview to NDTV, he had announced a zero-tolerance approach towards corruption, and stated that prior sanction would no longer be required if there was prima facie evidence of corruption against a public servant.

    Again on 20 December 2014, he told the Assembly that there would be no delay, either deliberate or inadvertent, in granting sanction to pending cases. He also mentioned having cleared all the files which had been brought to him. What happened to all that? What are we to believe?"


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