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News Updates 19.07.15
Dalits, Jats clash in Jind village over panchayat land; 1 dead - The Tribune
The Times Of India
Moga 'tantrik' lived under fake identity - The Hindustan Times
Pond water here is still 'untouchable' - The Hindu
Hassan village puts an end to untouchability - The Hindu
Yet another 'honour killing' in Ramnad - The Hindu
The Times Of India
Transgenders demand own shelter - Deccan Herald
The writer who brought glory to Telugu Dalit literature - The Hindu
ODISHA NEEDS TO COORDINATE EFFORTS AT POVERTY ALLEVIATION - The Pioneer
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Dalits, Jats clash in Jind village over panchayat land; 1 dead
Narwana/Jind, July 18
One person was killed and another one seriously injured in a clash that broke out in Dharodi village of Jind district today. An attempt by the Jind administration to allow possession of 146 plots to below poverty line (BPL) Scheduled Caste families under the Indira Awas Yojna reportedly led to the clash between Dalits and Jats.
A group of Jats allegedly attacked houses of SCs in the village and thrashed people, including women and children. The Jats also set a Haryana Roadways bus on fire near their village on the Narwana-Tohana road.
A team of the Narwana police, some officers of the Panchayat Department, village sarpanch Mahinder Singh and around 50 members of BPL families had reportedly gone to take possession of 146 plots carved out on five acres of panchayat land. Shamsher Singh and some others who had encroached upon the land, however, refused to vacate it and allegedly attacked policemen and others accompanying them. "Shamsher, along with 100 others from our village, attacked us with sharp-edged weapons. They did not spare even the policemen and Panchayat Department officers.
They pelted government vehicles with stones. I, along with my family, am hiding at some place as Shamsher and his accomplices have been trying to attack us and set my house on fire," village sarpanch Mahinder said.
The person killed in the clash was identified as Vikram Singh (28) while the one who suffered serious injuries was identified as Sandip.
He was admitted to a hospital in Hisar. Policemen and Panchayat Department officials were among those injured in the clash. They were admitted to a hospital at Narwana.
"After the death of Vikram, members of his community attacked our houses. They beat up our women and damaged our houses. We informed the police on phone number 100, but to no avail. There is tension in the village as our houses might be attacked again," a villager said. Jind Superintendent of Police Abhishek Jorwal and other senior police officials later reached the village and tried to pacify the people who were blocking the Narwana-Tohana road.
"The situation is under control now and we have deputed police force in the village. We are trying to convince both sides to maintain peace. Action will be taken against all those involved in the clash," Jorwal said.
At the time of filing this report, the SP was holding a meeting with representatives of both communities to restore peace in the village.
The Times Of India
The Hindustan Times
Moga 'tantrik' lived under fake identity
The 80-year-old 'tantrik' who had allegedly killed himself after killing five Dalits at Kotla Mehar Singh Wala village near Moga recently, lived at the gurdwara under a fake identity.
He has been identified as one Bikkar Singh who had left his native village in Ludhiana district about 15 years ago. On searching his room in the gurdwara the police found some aphrodisiacs.
The investigation found that the real name of Harinderpal Singh Sodhi was Bikkar Singh and he was a native of Sekha village under Malaud sub-division of Ludhiana.
The police approached his family at Sekha village on Saturday evening. The family and the panchayat confirmed that Bikkar had disappeared from the village about 15 years ago and did not return.
SSP Jatinder Singh Khaira said Mukhtiar Kaur, wife of Bikkar Singh, sarpanch Kamaldeep Singh, nambardar Gurdas Singh and panch Jagjit Singh had identified him as Bikkar Singh.
"However, the investigation is underway. The post-mortem on the body will be conducted at the Moga civil hospital on Sunday and then it will be handed over to the family," Khaira said.
Meanwhile, Baldev Singh, brother of deceased Sandeep Kaur, and Gurpreet Singh, father of Rajpal Kaur, said the sharpedged weapon used for murders belonged to the priest.
Pond water here is still 'untouchable'
Updated: July 18, 2015 05:47 IST | Sathish G.T.
People residing in Dalit colony in Kuruvanka village in Channarayapatna taluk are not allowed to touch water in the village pond. This has been the practice from time immemorial. If they want water, they have to request someone from the 'upper' castes in the village to pour water in their pots.
When this reporter visited the village on Friday, an elderly woman from the colony was seen requesting girls from 'upper' castes to help her get water. "This has been the practice for many years," said another village resident, matter-of-factly.
In the village, which is about 10 km from Channarayapatna town, there are about 200 houses, including those of 20 Dalit families. The Dalits are neither allowed inside the Mahdavaraya temple, which belongs to the Muzrai Department, in the village nor allowed to take water from the pond. Many Dalit organisations have raised this issue, but there has been little change.
"Here the system continues even today," lamented Manju Dandora, an activist. "Recently in a meeting on atrocities on Dalits, convened by police officers, I raised this issue and demanded measures to put an end to the discrimination. I wish the district administration takes the matter seriously," he said.
Hassan village puts an end to untouchability
Dalit families allowed to fetch water from pond.
Following media reports on the practice of untouchability at Kuruvanka village in Channarayapatna taluk, the Hassan district administration officials rushed to the place on Saturday and held a meeting with the residents. The Hindu, on Saturday, had carried a report on Dalits not being allowed to fetch water from a public pond.
N.R. Purushottam, District Social Welfare Officer, Bheemashankar S. Guled, Assistant Superintendent of Police of Holenarsipur sub-division, and Vijaya, Assistant Commissioner, visited the village.
The officers told the residents that the pond belonged to everybody and imposing restrictions on a section of them would attract strict action.
Mr. Purushottam said, "The people were convinced. We invited some members of the Dalit families and made them fetch water from the pond in the presence of other residents. We have warned them of legal action if they continued the age-old practice," he said.
Members of Dalit families were also happy with the development, the officer said.
Yet another 'honour killing' in Ramnad
Death of woman lawyer turns out to be murder
The suspicious death of a woman lawyer at Parthibanur near Paramakudi in September 2013 has turned out to be a "honour killing" as the district police filed a charge sheet against her parents and brother, accusing them of murdering her for marrying a Dalit classmate.
The police said foul play in the death of lawyer Sangeetha Priya (28) came to light in August last year, almost a year after the incident, when the police arrested Muniasamy, her maternal uncle, who had helped in bringing her body from Parthibanur and dispose it of at the cremation ground at Zamindarvalasai in Devipattinam near here.
Giving details of the charge sheet here on Saturday, Superintendent of Police N.M. Mylvahanan said that he had ordered a detailed probe into the death after the victim's husband, Sundaresan (29), lodged a complaint three months after her death, stating that he could not contact his wife after she was taken home by her parents.
The police initially registered a case under Section 176 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for disposing of the body without informing the police but altered the section and registered a case under Section 302 after finding that the woman was strangulated to death by her parents – Velusamy and Rani – and younger brother Anandaraj, the SP said.
When the police intensified the investigation, the trio absconded and obtained anticipatory bail, stating that Priya died of chest pain but the police harassed them.
The investigation, however, revealed that they committed the murder, "a clear case of honour killing", as Priya had eloped with Sundaresan after completing her studies and married him, he said.
After the couple lived in Tirupachur in Tiruvallur district for nearly two years since 2011, the accused brought her home promising to arrange a wedding reception for them. Priya, belonging to a backward community, fell in love with Sundaresan while studying at Salem Law College, the SP said.
The police filed the charge sheet before the Fast Track Mahila Court here recently, the SP said, adding they had also arraigned Ramalingam, a community leader at Zamindarvalasai, as an accused for helping the accused dispose of the body and failing to inform the police.
Superintendent of Police said he had ordered a detailed probe after the victim's husband lodged a complaint three months after her death
The Times Of India
Transgenders demand own shelter
Deccan Chronicle |
The document prepared as part of TG Suraksha Project of the NGO Dale View has proposed construction of a shelter for people belonging to the transgender community.
The document was released by city police commissioner H. Venkatesh at his office here on Friday.
Dale View project manager B. Jose Suraj said one of the immediate requirements of the transgender community was a space of their own.
"Now they assemble in various parks in the city. However, they are facing harassment from cops and security personnel there," Mr Suraj told DC.
"One of the peculiarities of the transgender people is their desire to cross-dress. They could not do it in the public space because of various taboos. At present, we provide such a space by setting apart one room in our office at Karamana where they are allowed to behave in their true self".
Another problem is that most of the members of the community live in rented houses either as single or in group as the families discard them when they realise of their identity.
"There are also problems for getting houses on rent for transgender community members," Mr Suraj said. "At present we have identified 306 transgender community members."
The Dale View currently provides classes in communicative English, computers and vocational training for members of the transgender community.
The writer who brought glory to Telugu Dalit literature
Young poet and short story writer Pasunoori Ravinder not only earned name and fame for his literary work but also brought recognition to Telugu Dalit literature at the national level by winning the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar recently.
Born into a poor family in Shivanagar in Warangal in 1980, Ravinder was influenced by the Leftist ideology at an early age. He got to know more about inequalities and caste discrimination, which continued to haunt him and provoked him to question them in his writings.
Despite the challenges of poverty, he went on to complete his studies, specialising in Telugu literature. He did his Ph.D from Central University and is currently pursuing post-doctoral studies.
Mr. Ravinder was actively involved in the separate Telangana movement and contributed to it through his writings – songs and short stories. Speaking to The Hindu , he said, "My stories revolve around discrimination and caste because they are an integral part of our lives. However educated and civilised we are, caste consciousness cannot be taken away from our lives."
Mr. Ravinder also strives to expose Dalits, who for their selfish ends try to exploit their own community, in his writings.
The Sahitya Akademi honoured him for his anthology of short stories titled Out of coverage area .
Besides editing anthologies, he came out with his own writings – Ladai , a long poem and Madiga Poddu, an anthology of poems.
ODISHA NEEDS TO COORDINATE EFFORTS AT POVERTY ALLEVIATION
Saturday, 18 July 2015 | MANAS JENA
The Millennium Development Goal (MDG) report 2015 says though progress is taking place in different spheres but it has not been inclusive. The poor and disadvantaged are being left out in spite of increase in official aid for their development by developed countries, Governments and private sector spending during last 20 years.
UN report on MDG says the official development assistance from developed countries has increased by 66 per cent in last 15 years. The countries such as Denmark, Norway, Sweden and UK have been contributing more than 0.7 per cent of their gross national income which is more than the UN official development assistance target. Along with a number of development programmes, the food subsidy of the Central Government has increased by 25 times during last 20 years; by 2012 it was Rs 75,000 crore. After the change in The Companies Act 2013, many of the foreign and national companies are getting involved in the programme that target to reduce poverty and inequality.In the context of Odisha, the international aid, Central assistance and corporate funding have increased in fighting poverty but still the progress is very discouraging and the poverty gap among social groups and regions is a matter of concern.
A number of reports by the Government and private bodies revealed that poverty reduction in Odisha is very slow and the incidence of poverty is higher in southwest and northwest region of the State. It is more acute among STs followed by SCs, and agricultural workers. There are more numbers of people living below poverty line in southwest Odisha and SCs and STs continue to be a majority among the poor. There are backward areas having poor social infrastructure and very marginal State investment has been done in building basic infrastructure, connectivity and communication, such as linking road, sanitation, drinking water supply and electricity, telephone and assets to provide educational and health services to the marginalized people. There are seven districts in the State which have no railway link and other infrastructure. Majority of the rural households have no productive assets such as land and landlessness is relatively higher among Dalit households all over the State in comparison to other social groups.
The last Odisha Economic Survey Report 2014-2015 says that given the Poverty Head Count Ratio (PHCR) percentage by different social groups for rural Odisha for the period 2004- 2012, the overall poverty level has reduced from 60.80 per cent to 35.69 per cent but in case of STs it has very marginally reduced from 84.40 per cent in 2004 to 63.52 per cent in 2011-2012 which is just less than two per cent per year. Similarly in case of SCs, it has reduced from 67.90 per cent to 41.39 per cent but in case of OBCs and others, the PHCR has come down from 52.70 per cent to 24.16 per cent and 37.10 per cent to 14.20 per cent respectively. The PHCR in case of coastal regions has come down to almost 50 per cent from 41.60 per cent to 21.65 per cent but in case of southern region, which includes the KBK districts, it has come down from 73.40 per cent to 48.00 per cent and in northern region, it is from 70.50 per cent to 39.97 per cent. The incidence of poverty in KBK region has been remaining high and not being reduced to the desired extent.
In spite of continued spending in the backward districts, they still remain below the State average in many aspects even in achieving basic minimum. The district wise household access to toilets within their premises data for the year 2013-2014 says the districts features below State average of 22 per cent are mostly from southwestern and northern districts. The Odisha Economic Survey data 2013-2014 says the districts of Gajapati, Rayagada, Koraput, Malkanagiri, Kandhamal, Boudh and Nawarangapur have very less percentage of village covered under rural electrification which is below the State average. Drinking water has been a major issue in these districts for a long time and all villages have not been covered under national rural drinking water supply programme.
The district development and diversity index report for India by US India Policy Institute in 2015 says there are eight most backward districts in Odisha which featured in the most backward 50 districts of the country. They are Malkanagiri, Nuapada, Nawarangapur, Boudh, Mayurbhanj, Gajapati, Kandhamal and Kalahandi. Among these districts, Boudh is the most poverty- stricken district, followed by Malkanagiri,
Mayurbhanj and Kalahandi. The survey said none of the 30 districts of Odisha featured in the top 100 developed districts of the country. The KBK plan was started in 1995 by the then Prime Minister to improve productive infrastructure in the region and develop livelihood of marginalized communities. Mid Day Meal (MDM) also started in the same year in the State as per direction of the Supreme Court of India. The Backward Regions Grant Fund (BRGF) started in 2006-2007 in 20 backward districts of the State and later an additional Central assistance special scheme was introduced for Left wing extremism affected districts covering around 15 districts in 2010-2011. Apart from these there has been regular Central assistance to TSP area and SCSP for SCs since 1979 and grant under Article-275 (1) of the Constitution for the 5th scheduled areas. These Central Government programmes have been mostly for the backward districts of southwest and northern Odisha.
The international agencies such as Department for International Development (DFID), UK, International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) and World Food Programme (WFP) have been supporting jointly the Odisha Tribal Empowerment and Livelihood Programme (OTLP) since 2004-2005 primarily for tribal food security and livelihood development in seven districts. There have been additional programmes by the State Government such as Biju KBK, Biju Kandhamal O Gajapati, and Western Odisha Development Council etc. Added to them, a number of popular Central Government schemes such as NREGS, NRLM, ICDS, IAY etc which primarily target the backward communities and backward areas are also in operations in the vulnerable districts, but unfortunately all such schemes have not created desired impact in improving the condition of the poor in the region though it shows that the districts in southwestern Odisha have been getting maximum anti-poverty programme in different ways. It is also observed that mostly the Central Government has been spending in these backward region for the development of backward region and communities, but the ineffective implementation by the State has not earning the desired results.
The Regional Imbalance Inquiry Commission headed by Justice SK Mohanty submitted his report in 2008 with several suggestions which have not been widely discussed and worked out by the State Government in its planning and programme implementation. The commission has suggested classifying the districts and blocks based on their development status to mitigate regional imbalance within the State. It has been argued that there has been lack of coordination among different players of anti-poverty programmes and also lack of integration among different interventions. The planning process is very poor without long term vision and focus. The State level planning board and district level planning committee have no role in shaping the vision of the people. There has been lack of disaggregated data on status of different social groups and regions within the State by the State Government and it is mostly the Central Government which provides data through census and NSSO based on which development planning and evaluations are taking place.
The research reports, a number of studies and recommendations have been an eye opener to the situation of the people which needs to be discussed at appropriate bodies of Government such as State Assembly and State Planning Board and needs to be reviewed to re-strategize the policies and programmes that target to eradicate poverty and inequality among different social groups and regions within the State. The State Government should have a special department for anti-poverty programme to coordinate several initiatives and give direction to different players by integrating their interventions in common direction to mitigate unequal development and geographical imbalances.
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The greatest Genie carries the Hindutva agenda everywhere he goes,we have pointed out again and again.It is No more internal affair at all.It is not limited within Gujarat Genocide,Babri Mosque demolition,Sikh Genocide or Assam Killings or persecution of Kashmir,it is a JIHAD declared against the humanity.
The world has to see the face of Hindu Taliban,Hindu Al Quaeda,Hindutva state sooner or later as VHP has declared to make in the World HINDU by 2030.RSS is the institutional fountain head of the governance of Fascism while VHP is the name of Fascism DIRECT.
VHP led the Babri demolition action and Dmeolshed it.
VHP cleared the decks of Hindu Rashtra.
Now,VHP is all set to make a Hindu WORLD by 2030.
RSS earlier declared to make India free of Non Hindus by 2021 nad we see India on fire.Gujarat or Punjab or Assam,no land in the end of the world and the Hindutva tsunami has to hit every coast of humanity.
Those accusing sedition against every democratic secular voice,those RSS Cadres governing the masses to ensure the ethining cleansing haveing streamlined all the guillotines have not to act against these voices of war declration against the humanity.
Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) patron Ashok Singhal on Saturdaysaid India will become a Hindu nation by 2020 and the entire world would be Hindu by 2030.
Singhal was speaking at a function here to release a book on the life and work of former RSS chief K.C. Sudarshan.
The function was attended by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, veteran BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi and RSS functionaries among others.
Singhal said: "Sudarshan ji, a great visionary, once told me that the entire country will be Hindu by 2020 and the entire world will be Hindu by 2030."
"Sudarshan ji was not only a saint but a visionary, who had predicted that a revolutionary change in the country will begin in 2012 and ultimately that happened in 2014," he said in an oblique reference to the BJP-led alliance's victory in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.
Sushma Swaraj said: "Sudarshan ji was like my mother. As girls used to share everything with their mother, I used to share with him everything."
ऐसा लगता है नेपाल के मामले में रुचि रखने वाले भारतीय वाम 'चिंतक'भी पूंजीवादी का दबाव सहन नहीं कर पा रहे हैं। वे घुटन महसूस करने लगे हैं। और यही वजह है कि वे भी जो स्वयं को नेपाली जनता का हितैषी बताते हैं उसी तर्क को, उसी भाषा में दोहराने लगे हैं जो बात न जाने कब से 'उदार'और 'भले'चिंतक दोहरा रहे हैं कि 'बस एक बार जैसा तैसा संविधान बन जाए और आगे का रास्ता खुले'।
ऐसी घटिया दलील करते हुए भी वे यह मनवाना चाहते हैं कि वे जनता के असली शुभचिंतक हैं। वे लगातार यह साबित करने की कोशिश में रहते हैं कि संविधान के न बनने से जनता बर्बाद हो रही है, वो मर रही है और वो गिड़गिड़ा रही है 'हे भगवान कोई हमें संविधान दे दे'। सच तो यह है कि अगर जनता को 'जैसा तैसा संविधान'ही चाहिए था तो वो तो उसके पास सदियों से नहीं तो दशकों से है ही। क्या कोई जनता 13 हजार अपने सबसे उत्तम बच्चों का बलिदान 'जैसा तैसा'संविधान के लिए करती है?
ये 'जैसा तैसा'संविधान'कितना लिजलिजा शब्द है और कितना गिलगिली होती है इसको कहने वाली जुबान। मवाद से भरी पीली गिलगिली जुबान।
संविधान का एजेण्डा यकीनन माओवादियों का था। और यह होता भी किसका। हालाकि यह एक सफेद झूठ है कि संविधान सभा के लिए माओवादी जनयुद्ध हुआ। संविधान सभा को जनयुद्ध के एक पड़ाव की तरह ही प्रस्तुत किया गया था न कि जनयुद्ध के अंतिम लक्ष्य की तरह। बाद में नेपाली क्रांति के गद्दारों और उनके दलालों ने इसे छल से साध्य का रूप दे दिया। नेपाल की जनता ने तो इस छल के पकड़ लिया और खुल कर इसके खिलाफ खड़ी हो गई। लेकिन भारत में इन वर्षों में लगभग इस झूठ को स्वीकारता मिल गई। दुख तो इस बात का है कि हमारे 'ब्रूटसों'ने ऐसा किया। 'एट टू, ब्रूटस'।
अपनी कमजोरियों और डर को ढंकने के लिए कथित रेडिकल पार्टियों और वाम चिंतकों ने इन 9 वर्षो में संविधान सभा के इर्द-गिर्द भारतीय क्रांतिकारी जनता को गोलबंद किया। नेपाल से बुद्धिजीवियों और नेताओं को बुला कर संविधान को जनता का संघर्ष दिखाने का षड्यंत्र किया गया। 'एट टू, ब्रूटस'।
बाबुराम और प्रचण्ड आते रहे और रेडिकल बुद्धिजीवी इन्हें एकतर्फा ढंग से जनता के बीच ले जाते रहे। कोई सवाल नहीं सिर्फ एकतर्फा कुतर्क। और सवाल पूछने वालों पर तंज और व्यंग। फेंकने वाला क्रांतिकारी और जवाब मांगने वाला 'बेचारा'साबित किया जाता रहा। 'एट टू, ब्रूटस'।
नेपाली क्रांति के भारतीय 'शुभचिंतक'नेपाल और भारत के सच्चे माओवादियों और क्रांतिकारियों को 'जड़'साबित करते रहे और राजा को नंगा कहने वालों को किनारे लगाते रहे। इन सालों में उन्हें 'रूमानी', '100 साल पीछे चलने वाला', '24 कैरेट क्रांतिकारी'और न जाने क्या क्या नहीं कहा गया। लेकिन इससे क्या हुआ? होता भी क्या?
हाल में ग्रीस में एक गद्दार पर जनता ने विश्वास किया। उसने कहा 'तुम मुझे अपना लो, मैं तुम्हें युरो जेल से आजादी दूंगा'। जनता ने उसे चाबी दी। चाबी हाथ में आते ही वो जेलर के साथ खड़ा हो गया और बोला 'मुझ पर विश्वास करो, तुम्हारे भले के लिए तुम्हें यहां रहना होगा'। वो मालिक बन गया। फैसला करने लगा। 'एट टू, ब्रूटस'।
ऐसे ही नेपाल में जनता ने चाबी दी प्रचण्ड को लेकिन चाबी हाथ में आते ही वो उसे लेकर साउथ ब्लॉक भाग गया और फरियाद करने लगा, 'मालिक नेपाल की चाबी मेरे हाथ लग गई है अब मुझे प्रधान मंत्री बना दो'। राजतंत्र के खात्मे के बाद जिस किसी भी नेता के पास नेपाल की चाबी आई उसने सबसे पहले जेलर के आगे सर झुकाया और तर्क दिया'हम क्या कर सकते हैं, हम लैण्डलॉक्ड हैं'। जनता 'मरने'से नहीं डरती नेता डरते हैं। इस डर को छिपाने के लिए वे मार्क्सवाद में सुधार करते हैं, उसे समयानुकूल और प्रासंगिक बनाते हैं। मवाद की लिजलिजी तरलता 'जड़ता'के खिलाफ उनका तर्क है। और उनके वफादार बुद्धिजीवी बार बार उन्हें हमारे सामने पेश करते है। साल में दो बार महफिलें सजाई जाती हैं जहां 'महानता'के शोर में सच्चाई को मिममियाने के लिए मजबूर किया जाता है। सच्चाई पर समझदार होने का दवाब बनाया जाता है। बार बार गद्दारों को शहीद बनाया जाता है। 'एट टू, ब्रूटस'।
उसे अलेंदे मूर्ख लगता है। उसे खुशी है कि वो अलेंदे नहीं बना। वो अलेंदे न होने को अपनी प्रतिभा बता रहा है। और तुम ब्रूटस उसका मुंह नहीं नोच ले रहे हो। सहमति में सर हिला रहे हो। 'एट टू, ब्रूटस'।
एक अदद संविधान बन जाए तो क्या होगा? इससे क्या रास्ता खुलेगा और क्या ही रास्ता बंद होगा। नेपाल में जो संविधान जारी होने वाला है उसको अपने नहीं पढ़ा। उसे देखा तक नहीं। यदि देखा होता तो बैठ सकते थे उसके साथ? सहानुभूति हो सकती थी उसके साथ? 'कोई बात नहीं कॉमरेड', क्या यह वाक्य आ सकता था तुम्हारी जुबान में? लेकिन मैंने देखा है तुम्हें उससे उसी गर्मजोशी के साथ हाथ मिलाते जैसा कि तुम मिलते थे उससे जब वो ठीक उलटा था। इसमें मेरे लिए क्या सबक है? ब्रूटस, नेपाल की जनता को अब शुभचिंतक नहीं चाहिए जो इस संविधान को उन के गले में डाल कर उनका गला घोंट देना चाहता है। उसे चाहिए एक बेरहम साथी जो कहे जला दो इस संविधान को इससे पहले कि ये संविधान तुम्हें जला दे।
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