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  • 09/10/15--00:22: थोड़ी देर में व्‍यापमं कांड की राजधानी भोपाल में विश्व हिंदी सम्मेलन 2015 शुरू होने जा रहा है। राजेश जोशी जैसे कुछ हिंदी के कवियों-लेखकों को इस बात का क्षोभ है कि उन्‍हें इस सम्‍मेलन में क्‍यों नहीं बुलाया गया। दूसरी ओर कुछ ऐसे हिंदीसेवी हैं जिन्‍हें बाकायदा भारत सरकार के प्रतिनिधिमंडल में ललितकांड रचयिता सुषमाजी की छत्रछाया में जगह दी गयी है, जैसे Om Thanvi, Ashok Chakradhar, Prasoon Joshi, Dinkar Kumar,Harisuman Bisht इत्‍यादि। हिंदी के युवा मास्‍टर Anuj Lugun वहां जा रहे हैं तो मीडिया के युवा मास्‍टर Vineet Kumar दुखी होकर दीवान पर पोस्‍ट दाग रहे हैं।
  • थोड़ी देर में व्‍यापमं कांड की राजधानी भोपाल में विश्व हिंदी सम्मेलन 2015 शुरू होने जा रहा है। राजेश जोशी जैसे कुछ हिंदी के कवियों-लेखकों को इस बात का क्षोभ है कि उन्‍हें इस सम्‍मेलन में क्‍यों नहीं बुलाया गया। दूसरी ओर कुछ ऐसे हिंदीसेवी हैं जिन्‍हें बाकायदा भारत सरकार के प्रतिनिधिमंडल में ललितकांड रचयिता सुषमाजी की छत्रछाया में जगह दी गयी है, जैसे Om ThanviAshok ChakradharPrasoon JoshiDinkar Kumar,Harisuman Bisht इत्‍यादि। हिंदी के युवा मास्‍टर Anuj Lugun वहां जा रहे हैं तो मीडिया के युवा मास्‍टर Vineet Kumar दुखी होकर दीवान पर पोस्‍ट दाग रहे हैं। ''हिंदी विद्वान'' के परिचय से एक वीरेंद्र यादव का भी नाम सरकारी प्रतिनिधिमंडल में है, लेकिन वे लखनऊ वाले आलोचक वीरेंद्र यादव नहीं हैं, उनका कोई हमनाम है। भ्रम दूर करने के लिए यह बताना ज़रूरी था। बहरहाल, जाने वाले खुश हैं, जिन्‍हें नहीं बुलाया गया वे दुखी हैं।

    मैं फिलहाल वहां किसी के जाने, सरकारी प्रतिनिधिमंडल का हिस्‍सा बनने और दूसरों को न बुलाए जाने के दुख पर कुछ नहीं कहूंगा। आने-जाने की बात बहुत हो चुकी क्‍योंकि लोगों का स्‍टैंडर्ड तर्क यह होता है कि बहिष्‍कार के बजाय हमने वहां मंच से क्‍या कहा, उसे जानिए। मैं नहीं जानता कि प्रधानजी जब कार्यक्रम का उद्घाटन करेंगे तो दिनकर कुमार को मन में कैसा लगेगा, जिन्‍होंने बीते साल भर उनके खिलाफ तमाम कविताएं लिखकर एक किताब ही बना डाली है। मुझे बस इतना पता है कि भोपाल गैस कांड के पीडि़तों ने प्रधानजी से उनके भोपाल दौरे पर मिलने का वक्‍त मांगा था जो उन्‍होंने नहीं दिया है।

    ओम थानवी ने बिड़ला वाला पुरस्‍कार लेते वक्‍त राजभवन में कल्‍याण सिंह के सामने अपने मन की बात बोल आने का दावा किया था। मैं चाहता हूं कि हमारे ये तमाम हिंदीसेवी वहां मंच से सत्‍ता के मुंह पर थोड़ा सच बोल आने का साहस कर लें। प्रधानजी के सामने एक बार बस इतना कह दें कि पहले हिंदीभाषी उन तमाम भोपालवासियों से जाकर मिल आओ जिनकी पीढि़यां ज़हरीली गैस की मिलावट से अपंग पैदा हुए जा रही हैं। शिवराज से बस इतना कह दें कि पहले उन तमाम निर्दोष हिंदीभाषियों को जेल से निकालो जिन्‍हें तुमने व्‍यापमं के असली दोषियों की जगह जेल में बंद किया हुआ है। इस अंतरराष्‍ट्रीय मंच से कोई तो कह दे कि पहले 50 मासूम लोगों और पत्रकार अक्षय सिंह की मौत का हिसाब दो, उसके बाद हिंदी की फि़क्र करना।

    ज्‍यादा नहीं, दिनकर कुमार बस आठ शब्‍द बोल दें- वे प्रधानजी के सामने अपने अछपित कविता संग्रह का बस शीर्षक बोल दें, कि ''मेरा देश तुम्‍हारी घृणा की प्रयोगशाला नहीं है''। अनुज लुगुन, क्‍या इतना करोगे भाई कि जब राजनाथ सिंह समापन कर के निकलें तो तुम अपनी कविता की ये चार लाइनें कह दो, ''कि क्या ये बन्दूक जनता से सुरक्षा के लिए / जनता के लिए नेताजी को संवैधानिक तरीके से दिए गए हैं / जैसे कोई मध्ययुग का सामन्त अपने लठैतों के साथ / आ पहुँचा हो अपनी दानवीरता का प्रदर्शन करने...।''

    आइए, दसवें विश्व हिंदी सम्मेलन में ''सम्मलित'' हों...।

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    Fascism is the only Highway of reforms meant Ethnic Cleansing!

    We afford not SURVIVAL KIT as we opted for FASCISM!Humne KATIL KO RAB BANA DIA!!

    Irrespective of civic and human rights,SARKAR all set for the Kill.

    Exodus of Humanity is the NET PROFIT of subordination to the Zionist Global Order aligned with Fascist forces around the world as free flow of Capital is dependent of Jihad factor!

    INDIA is on FIRE!

    Those who play with the Globe,they race against time faster than some bolt to annihilate Nature,HUManity and Civilization.

    Because Fascism is the best tool inserted in the system to launch relaunch every campaign,every ASHWAMEDH to finish humanity!

    Palash Biswas

    The changing face of Europe: EU facing migrant crisis as millions of refugees are on the move, displaced by conflict, poverty and persecution and seeking safety across Europe, escaping dire conditions and misery across conflict zones in Africa and Middle East. The United Nations' refugee agency, UNHCR, estimates that more than 366,000 refugees and migrants have crossed the Mediterranean Sea to Europe in 2015 alone.

    Whose fault is this?


    The so much so hyped American democracy inserted in the oilfields in Arab and Africa have been set on fire.The EUropean community the original generator of EXODUS, the original HOME of fascism is inflicted with the FIRE!Europe is the best part of the developed World where agrarian communities have been wiped out since industrialisation.


    Now,we Indians burnt with the fire of identity clash within since the birth of divided nations across the borders.We live in a land of continuous holocaust,continuous bloodbath, continuous refugee influx.


    We have more refugees within.

    More than the refugees crossed the borders since 1947.


    We have been replacing and displacing and ejecting humanity since 1947 all on the name of development!


    Economic Reforms mean greatest ever ETHNIC Cleansing without mercy whatsoever and the FREE FLOW of foreign capital and foreign interest have created a MANDATE of UNLIMITED FASCISM.


    INDIA is on FIRE!


    Those who play with the Globe,they race against time faster than some bolt to annihilate Nature,HUManity and Civilization.


    Because Fascism is the best tool inserted in the system to launch relaunch every campaign,every ASHWAMEDH to finish humanity!

    It is reform all the way without caring for CII and India Inc as only a dearest lobby of industries have to milk the economy and foreign capital and foreign interests have to dictate.It is all the way CLEARANCE for the SELECTED DEAREST Ones.Not to mention the names.Ask Hardik Patil better!


    Govt stays on labour reforms path

    Panel to discuss industrial relations Bill today; ministry officials' presentation to PMO on reforms

    Business Standard reports:

    The Centre, it seems, is determined to push ahead with its labour reforms, despite massive protests from centraltrade unions last week.


    A sub-committee of ministry officials and trade unions would meet on Thursday to discuss the proposed industrial relations Bill, aimed at easing retrenchment norms for employers and toughen the setting up of trade unions. Sources said senior labour ministry officials would give a presentation to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on Friday on its proposed labour law reforms and its status.


    Most such proposals initiated by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government were stuck at various levels of discussion within the government. One of the major factors delaying the reform process was the staunch opposition of the trade unions.


    To look into the trade unions' demands, the government had formed a sub-committee to examine the draft Bill. The panel had recommended that some of the long-pending demands of the trade unions be met. These included mandatorily recognising trade unions as representative of workers in case of a dispute and creating a re-skilling fund to train retrenched workers, with the employer paying 30-day wage towards the fund. These were in addition to a three times increase in the compensation package in case of retrenchment.


    Now the sub-committee would meet and re-examine these recommendations.


    After coming to power, the NDA government had announced a slew of labour reforms, including codes on industrial relations and wages. The draft small factories Bill, factories (amendment) Bill, employees' provident fund (amendment) Bill, employees' state insurance (amendment) Bill were some of the other key proposals.


    The trade unions had registered the strongest protest against certain provisions of the proposed industrial relations Bill.


    The proposed industrial relations Bill allows factories with up to 300 workers to retrench the hands and shut shop without government approval. Now, norms allow factories with 100 workers to take such actions. Apart from this, outsiders would not be allowed to become office-bearers of trade unions in the organised sector. There are also several restrictions on calling a strike.


    In addition to this, labour ministry officials would brief the PMO on the status of the labour law reforms proposed by the government.


    Industries have considered labour reforms as crucial to boost investment in the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had met top industrialists on Tuesday and asked them to step up investment in the country.


    Trade unions claimed 150 million workers had participated in the one-day nationwide strike on September 2. Many sectors such as coal, banking, insurance and public transport were impacted. However, the Union government had diffused their claims and said the impact was "not felt much" in most parts of the country. The trade unions were mainly protesting changing in labour laws and non-fulfillment of their demands.


    However some ones speaks out!

    Rahul Bajaj slams Centre on reforms; wants BJP to extend 'hand of friendship' to Sonia Gandhi's Congress

    Noted industrialist Rahul Bajaj today criticised the Narendra Modi government saying it was sending conflicting signals on reforms and asked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to extend its hand of friendship to Sonia Gandhi-led Congress.


    Noted industrialist Rahul Bajaj today criticised theNarendra Modi government saying it was sending conflicting signals on reforms and asked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to extend its hand of friendship to Sonia Gandhi-led Congress to end the deadlock in Parliament and boost the Indian economy.

    He also described the 'tension' between the government and the Opposition as worse than that during the Emergency and said BJP should walk "more than halfway" and Congress must accept the friendship to avoid losing even those votes it got the last time.

    The Bajaj Auto Chairman, who is known to speak his mind, said here at the Economist India Summit that the Modi government was sending out conflicting signals on reforms ever since it took charge.


    "On one hand, they say implement the reforms… Why do you want big bang reforms? On the other hand, (they say it is) the new government whose honeymoon period is not of 100 days or six month but of one year," he said.


    "The Finance Minister (Arun Jaitley) said that in 15 months you can not expect magic… Because the Upper House is not functioning and unions will come in way of decisions… (but) the then Prime Minister Narasimha Rao did that in 1991 in one year," Bajaj added.


    He said major reforms, including the GST, would not happen unless the two parties come to an agreement.


    "It (GST) has to be passed by the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha both. Till Congress permit it, it would not pass. It can only be a hope that most of the Opposition parties come on board for the Bill," Bajaj said.


    Criticising the the behaviour of both BJP and Congress, he said, "They do not know what they do… the basic. Both have responsibilities."


    "Relations between Congress and BJP, the government and Congress have become pretty bad… The tension is worse than during the Emergency of 1975-77," Bajaj said.


    Suggesting reconciliation, he said: "I believe that the ruling party should extend the hands of friendship and cooperation (walk) more than halfway and Congress must accept. Otherwise they would not even get the votes that they got last time."




    Thus,Indian Express reports:

    Cabinet clears GOLD schemes: I-T Act to be amended for tax benefits under bond scheme

    The move follows an announcement in the 2015-16 Union Budget to curb gold imports that led to the current account deficit ballooning to 4.7 per cent of the GDP in FY13.

    Gold Monetisation schemes, gold, gold bond, arun jaitley, latest news, black money, cabinet, cabinet news

    The finance ministry will now finalise the interest rate for the two schemes in discussion with the Reserve Bank of India. The GDS 1999 has an interest rate ranging between 0.75 per cent and 1 per cent for tenures between three to five years.

    The government on Wednesday cleared the gold monetisation schemes and the sovereign gold bonds scheme which aim to curb imports of gold by reducing its demand in physical form and instead channelising it into the formal financial sector.




    "It is safer and economically more stable to go under both these schemes," finance minister Arun Jaitley said, adding these would be notified soon. Centre also plans to launch the Indian gold coin early next month.

    The move follows an announcement in the 2015-16 Union Budget to curb gold imports that led to the current account deficit ballooning to 4.7 per cent of the GDP in FY13.

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    The monetisation schemes, which include the revamped gold deposit scheme (GDS) and the gold metal loan scheme, would allow individuals and institutions to deposit a minimum of 30 grams of gold bullion or jewellery into a gold deposit account and earn interest on it. The gold can be deposited for a short-term period of one to three years; a medium-term period of five to seven years and a long-term period, of 12-15 years, said an official statement.

    Jaitley, however, stressed the scheme would not be a black money immunity scheme and normal taxation laws would apply. Economic affairs secretary Shaktikanta Das later told reporters there would be no compromise on KYC norms under the scheme and all requirements of the Income Tax Act, 1961, would have to be met. "We do not want unaccounted wealth to be converted into white through these schemes," he stressed. Das said the tax benefits under the GDS 1999 that provides exemption from wealth tax, capital gains tax and income tax on interest income, would be applicable on the new scheme as well.

    The finance ministry will now finalise the interest rate for the two schemes in discussion with the Reserve Bank of India. The GDS 1999 has an interest rate ranging between 0.75 per cent and 1 per cent for tenures between three to five years.

    Meanwhile, the sovereign gold bond scheme that aims to discourage sale of gold in physical form would issued in two, five and 10 grams of gold or other denominations and the tenor of the bond could be for a minimum of five to seven years. The scheme will have an annual cap of 500 gram per person and the interest rate will be decided from time to time on the basis of market rates.

    To attract more investors to the bonds, Das said the department of revenue has also agreed to tax benefits under the scheme in the next Budget. "The Income Tax Act will be amended to provide indexation benefit with the transfer of gold bonds and also exemption from long term capital gains tax at the time of redemption," he said, adding that this will give a level playing field to subscribers who hold physical deposits of gold and do not have to pay tax when they sell it.

    The bonds would be part of the government's borrowing programme and would help finance the fiscal deficit. Subscribers can also use these as collateral for loans.

    How the schemes will work

    Announced in the Union Budget 2015-16, the two schemes are expected to help cut down on gold imports estimated at over 1,000 tonne annually that inflate the current account deficit.

    Gold monetisation scheme

    Individuals and institutions can open a gold savings account with a bank and deposit at least 30 grams of gold bullion or jewellery after certification from a hallmarking centre for short, medium or long term.

    Earn interest and get tax exemptions including exemption from wealth tax, capital gains tax and tax-free interest income.

    Redemption in gold or cash in short term and only cash in medium and long term.

    Government Fish out idle gold resources with households.

    Mobilise RBI's gold reserves, use it for making coins, lend it to jewelers.

    Sovereign gold bond scheme

    Individuals and institutions can purchase bonds in denominations of 5,10,50,100 grams of gold instead of physical gold assets and earn interest on it.

    Department of revenue to provide tax exemptions in next Budget including indexation benefit on transfer of bonds and also exemption from long-term capital gains tax at redemption.

    On maturity, the redemption will be in rupee amount only.

    Government can cut down on demand for gold and its imports.

    Will be used in lieu of government borrowing.

    - See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/business/business-others/cabinet-clears-gold-schemes-i-t-act-to-be-amended-for-tax-benefits-under-bond-scheme/#sthash.AJRNiR9Z.dpuf


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    Please ensure justice for the victim of SIKH Genocide.Voices os Separate SIKH State might get momentum anytime as Dr Awatar Singh Sekhon (Machaki) writes and as Indian it is very hard to digest his write up.But you may not blame the victims of unprecedented Sikh Genocide who are more loyal to Indian nation than many of us.Lest their voices changes in different tone and content and it might well be the voice of Dr Awatar Singh Sekhon (Machaki),I am afraid.I do not believe in skipping the grievances it is against democratic norms.We should hear different voice whatever it might be irrelevant of our own opinion.
    Palash Biswas 
    ANTI-SIKH POLICIES OF THE BRAHMINS-HINDUS-TURBANED BRAHMINS-BANIYAS alias THE GENOCIDE OF SIKHS

    Dr Awatar Singh Sekhon (Machaki)

    Dear Brothers, sisters and elderlies of the Sikh Nation, 'robed' PUNJAB of 15th August, 1947

    and 

    Satkaryog Bhai Sahib jios,

    Waheguru ji ka Khalsa, 
    Waheguru ji ki Fateh! 

    Please do not ignore/overlook the following statement and policy of the Brahmins-Hindus-Turbaned Brahmins--Baniyas in the New Delhi and Punjab administrations who said: Army Brig R P Sinha gathered all Sikh males of a village in a village of Amritsar district and said that 'all Sikh males will be killed and all females (Sikh) will be taken to army barracks and a new breed will be prepared, i. e., after the Genocide of Sikh males

    Further, the policy of introduction of narcotics, drugs, alcohol are making the 'reproductive age' Sikh youth 'impotents'. Where will be the new generation or torch barriers of the Guru Khalsa Panth? 

    This latter policies have been practiced more drastically by the former Director General of Police KPS Gill's armed personnel in Gurdaspur district in 1990s. It had been ensured that in the next 15-year, there would had been left no Sikh youth (male) so that the Sikh females could wed in the coming years. Most of the remaining ones went in the 'Brahmins-Hindus orbit'. 

    The Brahmins-Hindus-Turbaned Brahmins administrations of the PUNJAB of Sikhs and other provinces have been carrying out their policy of the Sikh Genocides, Exterminate the Sikhs, make them addicted to narcotics, alcohol, go to recently opened infertility clinics, etc., for their problems of impotency, etc., in every village. So, Bhai Sahib jios, you and other Guru Khalsa Panth-Dardis alias well-wishers are requested to make aware the anti-Sikh policies of the enemies of Sikhs. Enemies of the Sikhs' Holy and Historical Homeland, PUNJAB 'robed' on 15th August, 1947, right under the nose of so-called Sikh leaders alias Turbaned Brahmins, along with the Chief and followers of the Rashtriya Sikh Sangat, the Brahmins-Hindus' RSS (Rashtriya Swamsewak Sangh alias Brahmins-Hindus' RSS)

    These are the plans to Exterminate/Genocides of Sikhs and minorities, by the hook or by the crook.

    Similarly, Genocides of taken place against the Muslims in general in Bhopal and throughout India, Christians, Dalits, Buddhists and other religions, but the Brahmins-Hindus. The latter is neither a culture nor a religion. The Brahmins-Hindus-Turbaned Brahmins' RSS has not spared the Sikhs and Muslims of the IDA:JK (Internationally Disputed Areas of Jammu and Kashmir, since 15th August, 1947.

    The Army Special Powers Act of Manipur (North Eastern states or the Assam and its 8-sister) is being used indiscriminately to protect the state's armed personnel from charges under the Constitutional Act. 

    I would request my Sikh brothers and sisters and member of the Guru Khalsa Panth to 'compare' the qualities of the monarch of South Asia's "First Sovereign and Secular nation, i. e., the Sikh Raj alias the Land of Five Rivers called PUNJAB, where the Sikh religion originated nearly 600 years ago." At that time and up until the morning hours of the 15th August, 1947, these "Brahmins-Hindus" had been "subservient" to the Mughals, Sikhs, British Empire, Portuguese, etc. 

    The inventor/originator of the Sikh religion, Guru Baba Nanak Sahib, called the "Brahmins as the Butchers of Mankind, i. e., "Mathe Tikka Terrh Dhotti Kakhaii Hath Chhurri Jagat Kasaii in the Sikhs' Holy Scripture alias Guru Granth Sahib."

    More than 80% population of over 1.2 billion goes to sleep only one meal in a day and are without permanent home and postal addresses.

    Best wishes and warmest regards. 
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    Dear Professional Colleague,
     
    Please find below gist of recent notification issued by Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) under Companies Act 2013
     
     
    The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has issued a notification no. G.S.R. (E) w.r.t Companies (Accounts) Second Amendment Rules, 2015 dated 4th September, 2015 to introduce Form AOC-4 and Form AOC-4 CFS for filing the financial statements along with the consolidated financial statements.
     
    The financial statements shall be in the form as specified in Schedule III of the Companies Act, 2013 i.e. General instructions for preparation of profit and loss account and balance sheet of a company which shall further be prepared in accordance with the definitions and all the applicable and specified accounting standards or Indian Accounting Standards as the case may be.
     
    The revised AOC-4 and AOC-4 CFS requires pre-certification by the practicing professionals including Company Secretary in whole-time practice
     
    The notification shall come into force form the date of publication in the official gazette.
     
    Please click on the below link to access the complete notification including form AOC-4 and AOC-4 CFS.
     
     
     
    The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has issued a Notification no. G.S.R. (E) dated 4th September, 2015 which shall come into force form the date of publication in the official gazette to make certain amendments to Schedule III of the Companies Act, 2013 i.e. General instructions for preparation of profit and loss account and balance sheet of a company which are as follows:
    1. The total outstanding dues of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and the total outstanding dues of the creditors other than MSME's shall be specified under the head 'Equity and Liabilities' and under sub-head 'Trade Payables' in the Balance Sheet.
    2. There are certain mandatory disclosures w.r.t trade payables to be made by the MSMEs in the notes to the Balance Sheet under the heading General Instructions for the preparation of the Balance Sheet.
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    AIFRTE Statement on Tribal Students Hunger Strike in Maharashtra

    Press Release

     

    Tribal Students Hunger Strike in Maharashtra

     

    AIFRTE condemns the Maharashtra government for its failure to urgently resolve the problems faced by tribal students in the hostels being run for them by the state government. Basic facilities like adequate rooms, toilets, transport, and sexual harassment by locals. Despite written complaints having been repeatedly sent to the authorities since 2012 the government has failed to meet their legitimate demands.

     

    In December 2014 around 200 students from Palghar district government tribal hostel were forced to go on a hunger strike during which time a number of girls students collapsed and had to be hospitalized. Though they were given assurances by the administration and the police nothing was done.

     

    The Government Tribal Hostels in Maharashtra are in such a pathetic condition that tribal students have now proceeded on an indefinite hunger strike in front of the Tribal Hostel at Panvel, Mumbai. There are two tribal hostels (one for boys and the other for girls) in Panvel. Only the boy's hostel has a building; the girls are staying in five rented rooms in a chawl in Sukarpur. Although a new building was rented by the Department in Kolavde with a capacity for about 500 students, students who started staying there from 2012, found it very difficult to access the place as there is only auto service which stops by 7 pm. Students coming after classes in schools and colleges often cannot reach in time. When there is a medical or other emergency the situation is alarming as access is difficult and there is no vehicle for the tribal hostel. Students also faced problems relating to proper food and other facilities. This situation is widespread in Maharashtra.

     

    In April, the owner of Kolavde hostel put up a notice for the students to vacate the hotel as rent for their building had not been paid for more than a year. All of them were relocated in the Panvel hostel where 127 boys had to stay in accommodation allocated for 75 boys, while 200 girls are staying in the space allocated for 75 girls. It became impossible for students to live in Panvel. A delegation of students even met the Tribal minister and Tribal commissioner and additional Tribal commissioner. Despite assurances and consolations none of their demands were met.

     

    Finally, around 309 students of both hostels decided to meet the Tribal Development Project Officer in Pen on August 21, 2015. Besides the meager facilities, even basic amenities like drinking water, proper food, and medical attention were not available. Uniforms, books and stationary were not provided for months after admissions. Despite funds being allocated, computers, training for competitive exams and facilities for cultural activities were not provided. The behaviour of female wardens, who often verbally abused the girls, and lack of staff to attend to urgent needs of the students, were other major complaints.

     

    Immediately, on next day, the local Tribal Development Officer Ranjana Dabhade, who had been absent on the previous day, lodged a complaint against these students in Pen Police station where FIR has been lodged against 9 students namely Sunil Totavar, Vikas Nadekar, Sachin Dinade, Gurunath Sahare, Ajay Thumda, Vinod Budhhas, Rahul Chadar, Damu Mande and Yogesh Kade. They are accused of vandalism in breaking computers in the office and trying to create problems. Students who peacefully went and gave their complaints and request at the office were shocked by this move of the tribal development officer. Sections 341, 141,147,149 and 506 IPC has been slapped on them.

     

    Over 200 students (boys and girls) from the Panvel hostel have started a indefinite hunger strike from 31 of August 2015. Tribal students are on hunger strike in Karjat, Neral, Mahad, Pali, Pen, Thane, Ulhasnagar, Kalyan, Bhiwandi, Jawajar, Talasari, Wada, Vikramgad, Goregaon, Panvel, Shahpur, Murbad and Bordi hostels highlighting the grave issues that they are facing. Students are being falsely implicated and few students have been hospitalized due to dehydration and being threatened by police and the hostel authorities to stop their hunger strike.

     

    Unfortunately, the media has not found their conditions or their widespread protest action to be "newsworthy". 

     

    AIFRTE demands that

    • immediate steps be taken to end the indefinite hunger fast by accepting the legitimate demands of the students and giving a speedy time-frame within which they will be realized.

    • All false cases lodged against the students must be immediately withdrawn.

    • A transparent mechanism for dealing swiftly and democratically with problems and requirements of the students to be set up.

     

    AIFRTE Presidium

     Dr. Meher Engineer, West Bengal, Chairperson, AIFRTE; Ex-President,Indian Academy of Social Science; Kolkata Prof. Wasi Ahmed, Bihar, Former Joint Secretary, AIFUCTO; Patna Sri Prabhakar Arade, Maharashtra, President, AIFETO; Kolhapur Prof. G. Haragopal, Andhra Pradesh, National Fellow, ICSSR; TISS, HyderabadProf. Madhu Prasad, Delhi, Formerly Dept. of Philosophy, Zakir Husain College, Delhi University Prof. Anil Sadgopal, Madhya Pradesh, Former Dean, Faculty of Education, Delhi University; Bhopal Prof. K. Chakradhar Rao, Telengana, Dept. of Economics, Osmania University, Hyderabad Prof. K. M. Shrimali, Delhi, Formerly Dept. of History, Delhi University Dr. Anand Teltumbde, West Bengal, Professor of Management, IIT, Kharagpur


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    Ramaswamy Iyer: Ode to a legend in the Hydrology – Ecology Sector

    New Delhi, September 10 : NAPM, NBA and various associated movements, organizations and concerned citizens are deeply pained at the demise of Ramaswamy Iyer-ji, whose decades of engagement with issues of water management, environmental and pro-people development across the country remain as an unforgettable source of light and strength to all of us.

    As one of the few bureaucrats in the Water Resources Ministry, who not only handled but contributed significantly as the Secretary, his clear vision on numerous issues be it on the costs – benefits of large scale irrigation projects, the implications of river-linking, the environmental impacts of large projects etc, with a clear scientific as well as rights-based approach was a valuable contribution.

    His remarkable openness to engage with the issues raised from the ground, his profound understanding of water woes across the spectrum of legal, social and political dynamics, his significant role in the process of evolution of international treaties on water law, his pertinent analysis, hard-hitting questions in a soft-spoken manner, were few of the many strengths of Ramawamy-ji.

    His unique strength also lied in the fact that he never came across as "anti-establishment", although he challenged the establishment at every stage, with his convincing analysis and feisty factual knowledge. Until his last breath, he has been writing articles, books and reviews, a treasure for one and all.

    At Narmada Bachao Andolan, we still remember how, as a key official in the Water Ministry, way back in 1993, he patiently sat through the proceedings of the 5-Member Review Committee and worked as the Committee's backbone, painstakingly trying to understand and later convince himself and other members of the costs and benefits of the SSP. The Report of the 5-Member Group is nothing short of a classic.

    We can never forget how Iyer ji stayed for the entire 3-days in the Narmada valley with his family, during the mega events marking the 25 years of the struggle, interacting and expressing solidarity with the tribals and farmers in the hills and plains. As a petitioner before the Supreme Court in the Narmada petition, filed along with other eminent citizens such as Prof. Upendra Baxi, Aruna Roy, Harsh Mander, BD Sharma, etc, he questioned the unconstitutionally of displacement by offer of meagre cash compensation to the Sardar Sarovar oustees.

    Equally respected both by the State, civil society and people's movements, a man of such erudition and with an unflinching commitment towards people's causes is rare in today's times. In this moment of incalculable loss to the entire progressive community in India and elsewhere, we stand in solidarity with all his near and dear ones. Today, we need more and many more people like Ramaswamy ji to battle the lies and in the name of development. We miss you Ramaswamy ji, but vow to keep up the struggle for our rivers, natural resources and people dependent on it. 

    Medha Patkar - Narmada Bachao Andolan and the National Alliance of People's Movements (NAPM); Prafulla Samantara - Lok Shakti Abhiyan & Lingraj Azad – Niyamgiri Suraksha Samiti, NAPM, Odisha; Dr. Sunilam, Aradhna Bhargava - Kisan Sangharsh Samiti & Meera – Narmada Bachao Andolan, NAPM, MP; Suniti SR, Suhas Kolhekar, Prasad Bagwe - NAPM, Maharashtra; Gabriel Dietrich, Geetha Ramakrishnan – Unorganised Sector Workers Federation, NAPM, TN; C R Neelkandan – NAPM Kerala; P Chennaiah & Ramakrishnan Raju – NAPM Andhra PradeshArundhati Dhuru, Richa Singh - NAPM, UP; Sister Celia - Domestic Workers Union & Rukmini V P, Garment Labour Union, Maj Gen (Retd) Sudhir Vombatkere,NAPM, Karnataka; Vimal Bhai - Matu Jan sangathan & Jabar Singh, NAPM, Uttarakhand; Anand Mazgaonkar, Krishnakant -Paryavaran Suraksh Samiti, NAPM Gujarat; Kamayani Swami, Ashish Ranjan – Jan Jagran Shakti Sangathan & Mahendra Yadav – Kosi Navnirman Manch, NAPM Bihar; Faisal Khan, Khudai Khidmatgar, NAPM Haryana; Kailash Meena, NAPM Rajasthan; Amitava Mitra & Sujato Bhadra, NAPM West Bengal;B S Rawat – Jan Sangharsh Vahini & Rajendra Ravi, Madhuresh Kumar and Shabnam Shaikh– NAPM, Delhi

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    लित मीडिया वाच

    हिंदी न्यूज़ अपडेट  10.09.15

     

    Dalit Foundation:

    Educate, agitate & organize! - Dr. Ambedkar.

    Let us all educates to agitate & Organize to Save Dalit Foundation !

    Please sign petition by click this link : https://t.co/WXxFdysoJK

     

    गोपालगंज में स्कूली छात्र की आंख फोड़ी - हिन्दुस्तान

    http://www.livehindustan.com/news/bihar/news/article1-story-404-404-493989.html

    कन्नौज में दलित युवक की निर्मम हत्याकुल्हाड़ी गर्दन काटी - गुलिस्तां समाचार

    http://newsgulistan.com/lko_detail.aspx/?state=2174#sthash.m5k5Zlzh.dpbs

    दलित कार्मिकों को रिवर्ट करने पर अनुसूचित जाति आयोग ने जताई चिंता - हिन्दुस्तान लाइव

    http://www.livehindustan.com/news/deshlocalnews/article1-national-schedule-cast-commission-chairmen-PL-Punia-Uttar-pradesh-Lucknow--44113-0-493931.html

    'यूपी में लगातार बढ़े हैं दलितों के साथ अपराध' - अमर उजाला

    http://lucknow.amarujala.com/feature/city-news-lkw/crimes-against-dalits-rise-in-up-hindi-news-rm/

    आरक्षण बचाओ आंदोलन 21 को - नई दुनिया

    http://naidunia.jagran.com/madhya-pradesh/harda-harda-news-471604

     

     

    हिन्दुस्तान

    गोपालगंज में स्कूली छात्र की आंख फोड़ी

    http://www.livehindustan.com/news/bihar/news/article1-story-404-404-493989.html

     

    जिले के बैकुंठपुर थाने के जादोपुर निवासी व मिडिल स्कूल हेमूछपरा के छात्र विजय कुमार मांझी की आंख स्कूल से लौटने के दौरान बुधवार को फोड़ दी गई। बताया गया कि पांचवीं कक्षा का छात्र विजय मध्याके बाद स्कूल से घर लौट रहा था। इसी बीच आपसी विवाद को लेकर इसी स्कूल के छात्र व बखरी गांव निवासी राजेन्द्र राय के बेटा आलोक कुमार ने उसके साथ मारपीट की और आंख भी फोड़ दी।


    परिजनों ने राजेन्द्र राय से जब इसकी शिकायत की तो उनके साथ भी दुर्व्यवहार किया गया। घायल विजय को पहले पीएचसी में इलाज के लिए भर्ती कराया गया। लेकिनडॉक्टरों ने स्थिति गंभीर होने के कारण सदर अस्पताल रेफर कर दिया। वहां से भी गंभीरावस्था में उसे पीएमसीएच भेजा गया।

     

    इस मामले में विजय के पिता उमेश मांझी ने थाने में आलोक कुमार व राजेन्द्र राय के खिलाफ एफआईआर दर्ज कराते हुए कहा है कि विजय की आंख फोड़ दी गई हैजो जीवन मौत से जूझ रहा है। वैसेस्कूल के हेडमास्टर ने बताया कि घटना स्कूल परिसर की नहीं है। 


    लेकिन,  बाद में उन्हें जानकारी मिली। प्राथमिकी में दलित अत्याचार उत्पीडन एक्ट भी लगाया गया है। थानेदार विजय महतो ने बताया कि दर्ज प्राथमिकी के आधार पर पुलिस मामले की छानबीन कर रही है।

     

    गुलिस्तां समाचार

    कन्नौज में दलित युवक की निर्मम हत्याकुल्हाड़ी गर्दन काटी

    http://newsgulistan.com/lko_detail.aspx/?state=2174#sthash.m5k5Zlzh.dpbs

     

    लखनऊ। उत्तर प्रदेश में अपराध थमने का नाम नहीं ले रहा है। भ्र्ष्टाचार के कारण अपराधियों के हौसले बुलंद है। रिश्वतखोर पुलिस और प्रशसनिक अधिकारी अपराधियों और बाहुबलियों के सामने दुम हिलाते रहते हैं जिसके कारण पीड़ितों को न्याय और अधिकार नहीं मिल रहा है। दिनांक ०८/०९/१५ को उत्तर प्रदेश की पत्नी के क्षेत्र कनौज निवासी बहुजन समाज पार्टी के युवा नेता महेंदर कठेरिया की कुल्हाड़ी से गर्दन काट कर निर्मम ह्त्या कर दी गयी। हत्यारे रजनेश शाक्य ने कठेरिया पर अचानक कुल्हाड़ी से हमला करके गर्दन काट दिया और महेंद्र कठेरिया की घटना स्थल पर ही मौत हो गयी।

     

    आरोपी पर पहले से कई अपराधी मुकदद्मा चल रहा है और क्षेत्र में काफी रसूक वाला बताया जाता है। घटना स्थल पर निरीह गांव वाले भीड़ लगाये खड़े रहे कि कोई हमारी सहायता के लिए आएगा परन्तुं न पुलिस पहुंची न ही कोई प्रशासनिक अधिकारी जिसके कारण ग्रामीणों में काफी आक्रोश देखा गया। क्षेत्रवासियों का कहना है जब से समाजवादी सरकार आई तब से अपराधियों के हौसले बुलंद हैं और गरीबों मजदूरों और दलितों का जीवन संकट में है। ग्रामीणों में कहा कि हम मिडिया के माध्यम से प्रशासन से मांग करते है कि जल्द से जल्द आरोपी हत्यारे को गिरफ्तार करके जेल भेजे नहीं तो हमें सड़क उतरना पड़ेगा।

     

    हिन्दुस्तान लाइव

    दलित कार्मिकों को रिवर्ट करने पर अनुसूचित जाति आयोग ने जताई चिंता

    http://www.livehindustan.com/news/deshlocalnews/article1-national-schedule-cast-commission-chairmen-PL-Punia-Uttar-pradesh-Lucknow--44113-0-493931.html

     

    राष्ट्रीय अनुसूचित जाति आयोग के चेयरमैन पी.एल.पुनिया ने कहा है कि प्रोन्नति में आरक्षण के मामले में अदालत के निर्णय की आड़ लेकर जिस तरह से उत्तर प्रदेश सरकार अपने दलित कार्मिकों को रिवर्ट कर रही हैवह पूरी तरह असंतोषजनक है। इसी तरह प्रदेश में दलितों के प्रति बढ़ते अपराधों को काबू करने में भी प्रदेश सरकार विफल साबित हो रही है।

     

    श्री पुनिया ने ये बातें बुधवार को यहां आयोग द्वारा अनुसूचित जाति के सम्बंध में उ.प्र.सरकार के अधिकारियों के साथ समीक्षा बैठक करने के बाद पत्रकारों से बात करते हुए कही। प्रोन्नति में आरक्षण के मामले में राष्ट्रीय अनुसूचित जाति आयोग ने प्रदेश सरकार की नीति के बाबत पूछताछ की तो बताया गया कि एक मंत्री समूह इस मसले पर विचार करने के लिए गठित करने का प्रस्ताव है।

     

    इस पर आयोग ने असहमति जताते हुए एक टेक्निकल कमेटी गठित करने का सुझाव दिया। प्रदेश सरकार ने जल्द ही ऐसी एक कमेटी गठित करने का आश्वासन दिया है। श्री पुनिया ने कहा कि सुप्रीम कोर्ट के आदेशों के तहत उ.प्र. में दलित कार्मिकों को 1997 से पदावनत करने की जो प्रक्रिया चल रही है वह सर्वथा गलत है। अदालत के आदेशों के तहत प्रदेश सरकार 2006 से ही ऐसे कार्मिकों को पदावनत कर सकती है।

     

    श्री पुनिया ने बताया कि इस सम्बंध में उनकी मुख्यमंत्री अखिलेश यादव से भी बात हुई है और मुख्यमंत्री ने उन्हें इस मसले पर लीगल रिपोर्ट लेने का आश्वासन दिया है। इसके साथ ही अब राष्ट्रीय अनुसूचित जाति आयोग केन्द्र से भी इस सम्बंध में एडवाइजरी जारी करने को कहेगा। श्री पुनिया ने स्पष्ट कहा कि प्रोन्नति में आरक्षण के मसले पर उ.प्र.सरकार के हर कदम पर राष्ट्रीय अनुसूचित जाति आयोग नजर रखेगा।

     

    अमर उजाला

    'यूपी में लगातार बढ़े हैं दलितों के साथ अपराध'

    http://lucknow.amarujala.com/feature/city-news-lkw/crimes-against-dalits-rise-in-up-hindi-news-rm/

     

    राष्ट्रीय अनुसूचित जाति आयोग ने यूपी में तेजी से बढ़ रहे दलित अपराधों पर नाराजगी जताई है। आयोग के अनुसार वर्ष 2012 में यूपी में दलित उत्पीड़न के 6427 मामले दर्ज हुए थेजबकि 2014 में 9112 मामले दर्ज हुए हैं। 

    इनमें हत्याबलात्कार जैसे गंभीर अपराध भी शामिल हैं। इसके अलावा बहुत से मामलों में एफआईआर तक नहीं लिखी जा रही है। खुद सरकार ने माना है कि 1500मामलों में कोर्ट के आदेश से प्राथमिकी दर्ज कराई गई है।


    आयोग ने बुधवार को आठ साल बाद यूपी की समीक्षा की। इससे पहले सितंबर 2007में सूबे की समीक्षा की गई थी। हालांकि जून 2011 में भी आयोग यूपी आया था,लेकिन तब सरकार ने सूचना उपलब्ध नहीं कराई थी।


    आयोग के अध्यक्ष पीएल पुनिया ने बताया कि यूपी में दर्ज मामलों में 3276 में फैसला हुआ है। इनमें से 1772 में अपराधियों को सजा हुई हैजबकि 1504 बरी हुए हैं। न्यायालय में चल रहे वादों को स्पेशल कोर्ट में सुनवाई कर जल्द निपटाने के लिए कहा गया है। 


    उन्होंने कहा कि यूपी में दलितों की 21 फीसदी आबादी हैलेकिन बीपीएल परिवारों को देखा जाए तो उसका 33 फीसदी दलित परिवार हैं। दलितों के आर्थिक उत्थान के लिए सरकार को काम करना चाहिए। उन्होंने मुख्यमंत्री से कहा कि जिलों में डीएम व एसपी सुबह 10 से 12 बजे तक दफ्तर में बैठकर समस्याएं जरूर सुनें।


    योजना भवन में हुई समीक्षा में समाज कल्याण मंत्री व आला अफसरों के अलावा आयोग के उपाध्यक्ष डॉ. राजकुमार वेरकासदस्य राजू परमारपीएम कमलम्मा व ईश्वर सिंह आदि मौजूद थे।

     

    नई दुनिया

    आरक्षण बचाओ आंदोलन 21 को

    http://naidunia.jagran.com/madhya-pradesh/harda-harda-news-471604

     

    गुजरात में आरक्षण की मांग को लेकर 25 अगस्त हो हुए आंदोलन के बाद देश-प्रदेश में आरक्षण मुक्त भारत अभियान की शुरूआत हुई है। उधर आरक्षित वर्ग के लोगों ने घोषणा की है कि 21 सितंबर को हरदा जिला मुख्यालय सहित प्रदेश के अन्य जिलों में आरक्षण बचाओ आंदोलन किया जाएगा।

     

    बुधवार को हरदा में आरक्षण के मुद्दे पर दलित और आदिवासी जनसंगठनों की एक बैठक सम्पन्ना हुई। जिसमें जनसंगठनों के पदाधिकारी शामिल हुए। बैठक की अध्यक्षता अंबेड़कर विचार मंच के अध्यक्ष लखनलाल ओसले ने की। बैठक में बताया कि दलित और आदिवासी समाज को आरक्षण 1932 में कम्यूनल अवार्ड में प्राप्त दो वोट के अधिकार को छोड़ने के बदले मे मिला था जिसे ''पुना पॅक्ट'' कहा जाता है। बैठक मे सभी संगठनों ने एक साझा मंच बनाया गया जिसका नाम ''आरक्षण बचाओ आंदोलन''रखा गया। जिसमें तय किया कि 21 सितंबर को प्रदेश में इसके लिए सभाएं और आंदोलन रैलियों का आयोजन किया जाना है। बैठक मे गुलाब निशोदमोहन लखोरे,लखन बामनेदुर्गेश धार्मिकलक्ष्मन सेलूकररामविलास रजान्यासुखराम बामने,मीराबाई चावड़ाराजेश सोलंकीसदाशिव पंवार आदि उपस्थित थे।

     

    ईमानदारी से लागू नहीं

    बैठक में कहा गया कि सभी सरकारों ने आरक्षण को ईमानदारी से लागू नही किया गया। जिसका नतीजा यह है कि केवल मध्यप्रदेश मे ही दलित आदिवासी समाज को मिलनेवाले 60 हजार पद बीते 15 सालों से रिक्त हैं। वक्ताओं ने कहा कि जब आरक्षण है तब यह स्थिति है यदि आरक्षण समाप्त किया गया तो आगे क्या होगावक्ताओं ने जो लोग आर्थिक आधार पर आरक्षण की बात करते हैं उन्हें पता कि कितनी आसानी से संपन्ना लोग बीपीएल कार्ड बनाकर लाभ ले रहे हैं। बैठक में कहा कि सबको आरक्षण देना चाहिएलेकिन सबसे पहले अभी तक का बेकलॉग भरा जाना चाहिए उसके बाद''जिसकी संख्या जितनी भारीउनको उतनी हिस्सेदारी'' के सिध्दांत पर आरक्षण लागू होना चाहिए। पिछड़े समाज को भी जनसंख्या के अनुपात मे 52 प्रतिशत आरक्षण मिलना चाहिए। इतना ही नहीं इस तरह का आरक्षण जमीनसंपत्तिउद्योगव्यापार मे भी लागू हो।

     

    News Monitored by Kuldeep Chandan & Kalpana Bhadra

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    News Updates 10.09.15


    -- diktat taint hitting Sankrod youths hard - The times of india

    http://www.indiapress.org/gen/news.php/The_Times_of_India/400x60/0

    Brinda slams DMK, AIADMK for failing to stand up for dalits - The times of india

    http://www.indiapress.org/gen/news.php/The_Times_of_India/400x60/0

    Caste panel holds review meet: Huge spurt in crime against Dalits in UP - The Indian express

    http://www.indiapress.org/gen/news.php/Indian_Express/400x60/0

    UoH on the boil as varsity suspends 5 dalit students - The times of india

    http://www.indiapress.org/gen/news.php/The_Times_of_India/400x60/0

    Compliant filed on Guru assaulting injured shishya after video goes viral - The times of india

    http://www.indiapress.org/gen/news.php/The_Times_of_India/400x60/0

    NHRC to start probe into public, private healthcare providers - The Indian express

    http://www.indiapress.org/gen/news.php/Indian_Express/400x60/0

     

     

    The times of india

    Rape diktat taint hitting Sankrod youths hard

    http://www.indiapress.org/gen/news.php/The_Times_of_India/400x60/0

     

    Meerut: The Baghpat incident, in which a khap panchayat allegedly ordered two Dalit sisters to be raped as punishment for their brother's elopement with a married woman from upper caste, is causing unspeakable misery to the villagers. Two prospective marriages in the village were recently called off as outsiders felt too embarrassed to have relatives in Sankrod village, which has been in international news for all the wrong reasons. The locals and district officials have, however, denied that such a khap panchayat was never held, let alone passing of the rape diktat


    Around three months ago, a family from Panipat chose a suitable boy for their daughter and fixed the marriage. However, following the incident, they abruptly called off the wedding. They informed the boy's family that they did not feel like sending their daughter to a "village not safe for women". 


    The boy's family later met additional superintendent of police Vidyasagar Mishra and told him about the incident. The ASP confirmed the incident to TOI and added that it was unfair on the family's part since such a panchayat had never occurred. 


    In a second incident on Monday, a family from Meerut visited the village in search for a bride for their son. However, when the family arrived at the village, they witnessed a heavy contingency of police here and decided against the marriage. 


    On Sunday, it had come to light that the Dalit man who allegedly eloped with a married Jat woman from Sankrod village is still behind bars even after the Allahabad high court issued his bail orders on June 25. According to sources, his family couldn't arrange the two guarantors that were needed for him to be freed. Besides, he also fears a threat to his life and feels safer in prison, sources said.


    The matter has gained international attention with Amnesty International publishing an online petition to save the man's sisters who were allegedly sentenced to be raped and paraded naked in the village by a khap panchayat. Villagers as well as the district administration have denied that such a panchayat took place or such an order was ever passed.

     

    The times of india

    Brinda slams DMK, AIADMK for failing to stand up for dalits

    http://www.indiapress.org/gen/news.php/The_Times_of_India/400x60/0

     

    COIMBATORE: Slamming the Dravidian parties in Tamil Nadu for failing to stand up for the dalits, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Wednesdayquestioned the silence of these parties regarding the alleged atrocities perpetrated against them.


    Addressing the public at a meeting organized by Tamil Nadu Untouchability Eradication Front (TNUEF) in Coimbatore on Wednesday, organized to mark the 125th birth anniversary of B R Ambedkar, CPM polit buro member Brinda Karat charged that DMK, AIADMK and other Dravidian parties, have buried the principles of social justice in opportunistic politics.


    What is the attitude of Dravidian parties in the fight against untouchability? Why are they silent when young couples are lynched to death in the state?'' she asked referring to alleged honour killings in Tamil Nadu. Only the red flag and the TNUEF stands by the dalits, when there are honour killing, when dalits are denied entry into temples, when a discriminatory wall is built or when they are not permitted to bury their dead in the local cemetery,'' she added.


    Brinda Karat also came down heavily on backward castes resorting to caste discrimination. It is a matter of great shame and regret that castes that themselves claim to be oppressed are killing people who marry outside the caste,'' she said. She said that such caste atrocities were only strengthening the Hindutva forces. She also took the opportunity to slam RSS, alleging that Hindutva elements were sabotaging the legacy of Ambedkar.


    Accusing the BJP government for failing to convene a special session of the Parliament to discuss a welfare plan for dalits, Brinda Karat demanded a special law to provide reservation for dalits in the private sector. She said that reservation for dalits in the context of the present economic policies, where even the public sector is increasingly privatized, is becoming too far and few in the government sector. The government should extend reservation in private sector for dalits and adivasis,'' she said.


    She also sought a SC/ST special component plan for direct allocation of funds for the welfare of dalits.

     

    The Indian express

    Caste panel holds review meet: Huge spurt in crime against Dalits in UP

    http://www.indiapress.org/gen/news.php/Indian_Express/400x60/0

     

    Pointing out to the rise in incidents of "atrocities" against Dalits in the state, the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) expressed dissatisfaction over functioning of the UP government in dealing with the issue. It also criticised the government for non-utilisation of the Special Component Plan funds and bringing in the High Court order cancelling promotions under the 'reservation in promotion' policy, among other issues that concern the community. Around 51,000 cases of "atrocities" against Dalits were reported in 2014 across the country of which 9,112 (nearly 17 per cent) were from UP, NCSC chairman P L Punia told mediapersons, after holding a review meeting with state government officials on Thursday.

     

    The times of india

    UoH on the boil as varsity suspends 5 dalit students

    http://www.indiapress.org/gen/news.php/The_Times_of_India/400x60/0

     

    HYDERABAD: The ongoing agitation at the University of Hyderabad (UoH) intensified on Wednesday after the varsity administration, based on a report by the proctorial board, suspended five dalit student members of the Ambedkar Students Association for one semester.


    Last month, an altercation that started off in cyber space, had led to a physical fight between members of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and Ambedkar Students Association (ASA) at the university. The administration had then referred the issue to the proctorial board for a thorough probe.


    The report by the board was submitted to the administration on Tuesday, in which it recommended suspension of the five students who reportedly beat up ABVP's campus president Susheel Kumar. The board also issued a warning letter to Susheel against posting any kind of controversial comments on Facebook.

    Angry students on Wednesday termed the suspension as yet another example of the nexus between the university administration and right wing forces inside and outside the campus. Rejecting the findings of the board, they gheraoed the registrar's office on Wednesday evening and decided to sit there until the decision is revoked. Students also threatened of mass protests on campus if the decision is not revoked immediately.

    However, the administration backed the findings of the committee and said the decision was taken after several deliberations. "Post the altercation between the students' groups, we received several complaints and counter complaints. All of them were immediately referred to the proctorial board. Only after several deliberations was the decision taken," M Sudhakar, registrar of UoH, told TOI.


    "If the students are disappointed by the board's decision, they can always urge for a review. They can also submit a representation to the vice-chancellor in this regard," said Sudhakar.

     

    The times of india

    Compliant filed on Guru assaulting injured shishya after video goes viral

    http://www.indiapress.org/gen/news.php/The_Times_of_India/400x60/0

     

    MANGALURU: An undated video of a boy with a bandage being assaulted by a `guru' went viral on social app and has prompted a person to lodge a complaint at Vittal police station on Wednesday


    The complainant Shesappa Bedradka of a Dalit Organisation lodged a complaint at the police station and urged them to investigate the matter and take action against Somasundara Shastri, who is seen allegedly beating and abusing the boy. The complainant stated that the boy, probably with a fracture on his right hand, was being held and beaten up and when he tries to run away, the teacher gets hold of him again and question his caste.


    Police said the incident may have occurred at Veda Adhayana shale at Panchalingeshwara Temple, Vittal, during holidays. ``We too don't know when it happened. The officials will investigate the matter,'' said a police. 

    The police have registered the complaint under IPC Sections 341 (Punishment for wrongful restraint), 323 (Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) and 504 (Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace).

     

    The Indian express

    NHRC to start probe into public, private healthcare providers

    http://www.indiapress.org/gen/news.php/Indian_Express/400x60/0

     

    The National Human Rights Commission is undertaking a national-level enquiry into people's rights violations in public and private healthcare providers across India. Speaking to media persons Tuesday, Dr Anant Phadke, one of the coordinators at Jan Swasthya Abhiyan (JSA), a national network of civil society organisations working on health rights, said that the enquiry will include checking the status of existing regulatory structures and systemic factors contributing to patient's rights violations. The NHRC would look into health rights violations in context of publicly funded health insurance schemes and public-private partnership healthcare arrangements. The main objective of the proposed public hearings would be to review human rights violations in the context of public and private healthcare services, and to draw attention towards key systemic and policy related issues. The first public hearing, which will cover the regions of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Goa, will be held at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai on November 18 and 19. This hearing would be followed by hearings at Chennai, Raipur, Guwahati, Lucknow and Chandigarh. Each public hearing would be of two days duration, consisting of a series of six sessions. The sessions will include testimonies, case studies of institutions or services or programmes and presentations by experts, activists, members of the NHRC Core Group on Health and Special Rapporteurs. The hearings will be attended by: State Health Secretaries, Mission Directors, Directors of Health Services and Medical Education, National and State Medical Councils, Consumer Protection Councils, Chief Medical Officers of Municipal Corporations, officials involved with publicly funded health insurance schemes, officers responsible for regulation of public and private run hospitals. Sessions on Public Health System will also concern healthcare-related issues of women, dalit, adivasi and workers. Denial of benefits under Rajiv Gandhi Jeevandayee Arogya Yojana will also be probed.

     

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    CC News Letter 09 Sep - Washington Threatens Confrontation With Russia Over Syria

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    If you think the content of this news letter is critical for the dignified living and survival of humanity and other species on earth, please forward it to your friends and spread the word. It's time for humanity to come together as one family! You can subscribe to our news letter here http://www.countercurrents.org/subscribe.htm. You can also follow us on twitter, http://twitter.com/countercurrents and on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/countercurrents

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    Washington Threatens Confrontation With Russia Over Syria
    By Bill Van Auken

    http://www.countercurrents.org/auken090915.htm

    The Obama administration has ratcheted up tensions with Moscow over unsubstantiated claims of a Russian military buildup in support of the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad. Any expanded Russian presence on Syrian soil could lead to a "confrontation" with Washington's "coalition," which has been bombing Syria, supposedly with the aim of countering the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), US Secretary of State John Kerry threatened in a phone call to his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov over the weekend


    It's Time To Reopen The American And Iranian Embassies And Promote Reconciliation
    By Franklin Lamb

    http://www.countercurrents.org/lamb090915.htm

    Last month's historic nuclear agreement breakthrough, following nearly two years of grueling, frequently contentious negotiations, manifests the efficacy of diplomacy conducted in an atmosphere of mutual respect to solve shared challenges among states that were formerly enemies


    Pro-Kurdish HDP Party Offices Attacked Across Turkey
    By Sosyalist Alternatif (CWI Turkey)

    http://www.countercurrents.org/sat090915.htm

    Tuesday 8 September, some 126 offices of the HDP across the country were attacked, burnt or ransacked by mobs, mainly linked to the far-right MHP (Grey Wolves) nationalists and to the ruling AKP. Many Kurdish people and activists have also been under attack, in an apparent lynch campaign. The Turkish police, which has dramatically stepped up its repression against the activities of the left in recent weeks, took hardly any action against the assailants


    West Ignores 11 Million Muslim War Deaths & 23 Million Preventable
    American Deaths Since US Government's False-flag 9-11 Atrocity
    By Dr Gideon Polya

    http://www.countercurrents.org/polya090915.htm

    The 9-11 anniversary approaches but the Western Mainstream media and politicians memorializing the 3,000 killed will utterly ignore the realities that (1) 9-11 was a Zionist-complicit US Government false-flag operation , (2) US Governments lied and obstructed post-9-11 investigations, (3) 11 million Muslims have been actively or passively killed in the $7 trillion post-9-11 US War on Terror, and (4) 23 million Americans have died preventably since 9-11


    Global Poverty And The UN Millennium Development Goals Program
    By Jon Kofas

    http://www.countercurrents.org/kofas090915.htm

    One must also see through UN MDG as an effort to camouflage the growing inequality capitalism is creating and the growing lack of social justice. One could also argue that the UN MDG program is a Trojan Horse of imperialism on the part of the richest countries laying the groundwork the largest corporations to penetrate the less developed regions where most natural resources are available for exploitation and where labor costs are the lowest on the planet


    Elites Want More Refugees: Why?
    By Robert J. Burrowes

    http://www.countercurrents.org/burrowes090915.htm

    Elites generate one crisis after another as an inevitable outcome of their insane actions to perpetuate, consolidate and expand their control over the rest of us. If we are not sufficiently aware, we can become preoccupied in just dealing with one or more symptoms of their insanity. Elites want more refugees partly because it helps to distract us from analysing and resisting what they are doing overall. While we must act in solidarity with those they victimize, like the refugees fleeing their war zones at the moment, we also need to expose and strategically resist the global elite itself or, eventually, suffer the same (or an equivalent) fate as today's refugees


    The Predicament That Is Whistleblowing In India
    By Aayush Anand

    http://www.countercurrents.org/anand090915.htm

    The war against corruption can not be won by passionate speech making or radio shows. For complete annihilation of corruption from the deepest cranny of this country, judicious policy making is required. India has already lost many meticulous individuals who could have brought significant change in the ever deteriorating scenario of governance in India, had their life not been cut short by the unscrupulous and amorals, deep rooted in the system, to protect their selves


    Academics In Danger
    By Umer Jeelanie Bnaday

    http://www.countercurrents.org/bnaday090915.htm

    State power is not the only threat to academia's freedom. In accepting endowments universities must insist on "their freedom from the promptings of private interest". Also, academics must "renounce their ambition to play a part in partisan political controversy". It is the freedom by which truth can be pursued. The battle of separation in India from the states has yet to begin in earnest


    Victims of Churachandpur, Manipur State Brutality Remembered
    Press Release

    http://www.countercurrents.org/pr090915.htm

    On 08 September 2015, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) Students' Union in collaboration with Manipur Tribal students from TISS, Mumbai has organised condolence service for the victims of Churachandpur incident in Manipur whose innocent lives were taken away by the State brutality


    Statement of Condemnation of Prof. Kalburgi's Murder
    By Academics for Democracy

    http://www.countercurrents.org/afd090915.htm

    As a group of academics and scientists who are involved in various ways towards promotion of democratic values, we wish to condemn the murder of Prof. M. M. Kalburgi, who was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on August 30th , in strongest possible terms
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    September 10 at 4:15pm
     
    हिन्दू की फ़िक्र में वे 
    मस्जिदों को तोड़ते हैं 
    मुस्लिमों को मारते हैं 
    अल्पसंख्यकों पर बरसते हैं 
    उन्ही हिन्दुओं को वे 
    अपनी फैक्ट्रियों में निचोड़ते हैं, बूँद-बूँद 
    झोपड़पट्टियों से खदेड़ते हैं, 
    लाठी डंडा और बुलडोज़र से, 
    उसी हिन्दू के खेत कुर्क कर सकते हैं चंद हज़ार खातिर , 
    उसी हिन्दू को नपुंसक घोषित कर टांग सकते हैं फन्दों में 
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    कालिदास के समय कविता अभ्यारण्य में थी ...फिर अरण्य में आयी ...फिर कुछ लोगों ने कविता को दक्षिणपंथी दकियानूसी दड़बों में कैद किया तो वामपंथी कविता के कांजीहाउस उग आये ...आलोचक जैसी स्वयंभू संस्थाएं कविता की तहबाजारी /ठेकेदारी करने लगे ...कविता की आढ़तों पर कविता के आढ़तियों और कविता की तहबाजारी के ठेकेदार आलोचकों से गंडा ताबीज़ बंधवाना जरूरी हो गया था . 

    दक्षिणपंथियों ने कविता को अपने दकियानूसी दड़बे में कैद किया ...छंद, सोरठा, मुक्तक, चौपाई आदि की विधाओं से इतर रचना को कविता की मान्यता नहीं दी गयी ...शर्त थी शब्दों की तुक और अर्थों की लयबद्धता ...विचारों की लयबद्धता जैसे कविता का सरोकार ही न हो ...इन दक्षिणपंथी कवियों की परम्परा के प्रतीक पुरुष बन कर उभरे कवि तुलसीदास . तुलसीदास उसी दौर में थे जब भारत में मुग़ल साम्राज्य स्थिर हो कर अपनी जड़ें जमा रहा था और उर्दू कविता ने अपने काव्य सौष्ठव के झंडे गाड़ने शुरू कर दिए थे ...मुगलकाल में लिखित रामायण में तुलसीदास ने समकालीन त्रासदी का वर्णन करना तो दूर उसे कहीं छुआ भी नहीं और प्रभु आराधना करते रहे ...सांस्कृतिक अभ्यारण्य से घसीट कर कालिदास कालीन कविता को दक्षिणपंथी दड़बे में अब ठूंसा जा रहा था ...कविता की आवश्यक शर्त थी छंद /सोरठा /चौपाई /मुक्तक और शाब्दिक तुकबंदी पर पूरा ध्यान था ...इस बीच कुछ कविता दक्षिणपंथी दकियानूसी दड़बे से निकल भागीं और कुछ दड़बे में घुसी ही नहीं ...द्वितीय विश्व युद्ध के बाद पुश्किन की उंगली पकड़ कर भारत में प्रयोगवादी कवियों ने प्रवेश किया ...खलील जिब्रान और डेज़ोइटी ने दस्तक दी ...रूढ़िवादी परम्परागत कविता में प्रयोग हुए और क्रमशः कविता छंद के बंद तोड़ कर ...मुक्तक से मुक्त हो बह चली ...शब्दों की तुकबंदी छोड़ विचारों की तुकबंदी और शब्दों की लयबद्धता को वरीयता मिली ...भारत में द्वितीय विश्व युद्ध के बाद स्वतंत्रता के साथ ही यह कविता भी अंकुरित हुयी और 1975 में आपातकाल आते ही यह कविता आकार लेने लगी ...यह वामपंथी तेवर और चरित्र की कविता थी ...वामपंथी कभी देश की आज़ादी के लिए नहीं लड़े ...आपातकाल में इंदिरा गांधी से भी नहीं लड़े ...भारतीय वामपंथी वस्तुतः क्रान्ति नहीं क्रान्ति मंचन करने में निपुण थे ...कुछ वामपंथी क्रान्ति का मंजन कर सत्तारुढ़ कोंग्रेस के सामने खीसें निपोरने में भी दक्ष थे ... यह लोग लड़ते नहीं थे किन्तु लड़ते हुए दिखते जरूर थे ...दिल्ली विश्वविद्यालय दक्षिणपंथियों का गढ़ बन चुका था सो इंदिरा गांधी ने दिल्ली में जवाहरलाल नेहरू विश्व विद्यालय शुरू किया कोंग्रेसपरस्त वामपंथी नामवर सिंह को वाराणसी से ला कर जवाहरलाल नेहरू विश्वविद्यालय में निरूपित किया गया और इस प्रकार वामपंथी कविता का एक खेमा अलग हुआ ... दक्षिणपंथी दकियानूसी दड़बों से कविता "लिबरेट " हो रही थी ...उस पर डिबेट हो रही थी और बागी कविता "सेलीबरेट" ... दक्षिणपंथी दकियानूसी दड़बों में किशोर होती कविता को वामपंथी भगा लाये थे ... द्वंद्वात्मक भौतिकवाद से ग्रसित वामपंथी द्वंद्व में थे ...जो वामपंथी रूस की कृपा पर अपनी समृद्धि का समाजशास्त्र पढ़ रहें थे वह रूस की दलाली के द्वंद्वात्मक भौतिकवाद में लग गए बाकी वामपंथियों ने चीन के इशारे पर भारत की संघीय सरकार को अस्थिर करने की कोशिश की इसके लिए क़त्ल और कविता दोनों को हथियार बनाया गया ...नक्सली हिंसा के साथ नक्सली कवि भी आये ...लाशों पर कविता का कफ़न उढाती कवितायें आयीं ...भूख पर, बेरोजगारी पर, राजसत्ता के दमन पर कविता का परचम फहराया गया ...अभिजात्य वामपंथियों ने गरीब को, सर्वहारा को अपने अभियान का टायर बनाया और घिस जाने पर बदलते रहे किन्तु वामपंथी अभियान का स्टेयरिंग सदैव अभिजात्य ही रहा ...अब कविता वैचारिक लयबद्धता भी खो कर केवल नारेबाजी बन चुकी थी ... कविता गुलेल थी और उससे शब्दों के पत्थर प्रतिष्ठानों पर फेंके जा रहे थे ... अब कविता सुन्दर शालीन संगीतमय कविता नहीं थी ...अब कविता केबरे कर रही थी ...कविता में आक्रोश नहीं कुंठा थी ...अब कवि बनने के लिए वामपंथीयों से गंडा ताबीज़ बंधवाना बहुत जरूरी होगया था ...वामपंथी कविता के प्रकाशक /ठेकेदार , तहबाजारी करते आलोचक कविता को अपनी कानी आँख से देख रहे थे ...तुर्रा यह कि जिसकी दायीं दृष्टि नहीं हो और केवल बाईं हो तो वह वामपंथी ... हिन्दी कविता की यह वामपंथी तहबाजारी /ठेकेदारी भी उतना ही घुटन का दौर था की जितना कविता का परम्परागत दक्षिणपंथी दड़बा ... इस बीच राजनीतिक परिदृश्य बदला कोंग्रेस और वामपंथी ध्वस्त हो गए ...राजनीती के नए ध्रुव उगे ... इस वामपंथी पराभव के अवसाद से ग्रसित लोगों ने आम आदमी पार्टी की झोपड़ी में अपनी खोपड़ी ठूंस कर नरेंद्र मोदी की आंधी से अपनी अस्मत बचाई ... इस बदले परिदृश्य में कविता मुक्त हो चुकी थी ... दक्षिणपंथी दकियानूसी दड़बों से कविता बाहर कब की निकल चुकी थी और वामपंथी कविता के कांजी हाउस भी राजनीतिक परिवर्तन की आंधी में तहसनहस हो गए थे ... वामपंथी कविता के कांजीहाउस के टूटने का श्यापा अब साहित्यिक गोष्ठीयो / सेमीनारों में सुनायी देता है ... "गिद्धों के कोसे ढोर नहीं मरते और सिद्धों के आशीर्वाद से सिकंदर नहीं बनते" ... यह वामपंथी रुदालियाँ कविता की सास हो सकती हैं, बहू नहीं . 

    बधाई ! ... दक्षिणपंथी दकियानूसी दड़बों में कैद या वामपंथी कविता के कांजीहाउस में कानी आँख से क्रान्ति काँखती कविता अब तक आज़ाद हो चुकी है ...हे रचनाधर्मियो !! अब इसे किसी भी खूंटे से बंधने न देना ...खूंटे से बंधा साहित्य एक परिधि में घूमता है और उस परिधि की एक निश्चित अवधि होती है ... फिर चाहे वह दक्षिण पंथी दकियानूसी खूंटा हो या क्रान्ति काँखता वामपंथी खूंटा ... साहित्य परिधि में परिक्रमा नहीं करता साहित्य सदैव क्षेतिजिक होता है ." ----- राजीव चतुर्वेदी

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    By Dennis Misao

    http://www.countercurrents.org/misao100915.htm

    The current crisis is more emotional than political. Take away the raw emotional undercurrent, and what you see are two sides of the same coin, each justifying and presenting its own side of the story


    People's Tribunal In Narmada Valley, Rajghat, Badwani, M. P.
    By National Alliance of People's Movements

    http://www.countercurrents.org/napm100915.htm

    Four Eminent Judges of India to receive petitions for Sardar Sarovar Affected on Development, Displacement and Rehabilitation on 12th September
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    Geelani Calls For Shutdown on Saturday against Beef Ban in J&K Sachnews Jammu Kashmir SRINAGAR, September 10: Hurriyat (G) Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani calls for post Friday protest and shudown on Saturday September 12 against the High Court order ban on Beef in J&K, Hurriyat spokesman told Sachnews in a press statement.


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    রফিক ভাই বলতেন চলো একটু মদ খাই: ইমদাদুল হক মিলন


    জনপ্রিয় লেখক এবং দৈনিক কালের কণ্ঠ পত্রিকার বর্তমান সম্পাদক ইমদাদুল হক মিলন সম্প্রতি তার এক সাক্ষাৎকারে নিজের মদ খাওয়ার স্মৃতিচারণ করেছেন। জানিয়েছেন, কিভাবে চাদরের নিচে লুকিয়ে মদ খেয়ে খেয়ে আড্ডা দিতেন সহ-লেখকদের সঙ্গে।
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    গত ৮ সেপ্টেম্বর অনলাইন পত্রিকা বিডিনিউজ২৪ডটকম ইমদাদুল হক মিলনের একটি সাক্ষাৎকার প্রকাশ করেছে।
    "ইমদাদুল হক মিলনের সাক্ষাৎকার: বাংলাদেশের প্রথম জনপ্রিয় লেখক আমি" শিরোনামের সাক্ষাৎকারটি গ্রহণ করেছেন শিমুল সালাহউদ্দিন। বিডিনিউজের 'আর্টস' বিভাগে প্রকাশিত সাক্ষাৎকারের এক জায়গায় মিলন বলেন--
    "রফিক (রফিক আজাদ) ভাই আমাকে যে কী ভালোবাসে, ধীরে ধীরে এমন একটা সম্পর্ক হলো, সে আমাকে বলে, বেটা। আমি তাঁর ছেলের মত। এই চলো একটু মদ খাই। এই আমার সঙ্গে থাক, আজ রাতে, আড্ডা দিবোনি। এক বোতল মদ আমরা চাদরের তলায় করে নিয়ে গেছি । হয়তো আমার গেণ্ডারিয়ার বাসায় সে চলে এসেছে, বা তাঁর বাসায় আমি চলে গেছি।"


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         *****Ban on Meat in Maharashtra*****

       What is the use of the Mumbai Police in ARRESTING the activists of the Shiv Sena and MNS who are DEFYING the BAN on the SALE of MEAT during some of the HOLY DAYS of the PARYUSHAN Festival of the JAIN community? 

       There are many families who STORE MEAT, CHICKEN and FISH in the FREEZERS of their REFRIGERATORS for MANY DAYS. How can the BJP Government of Maharashtra STOP such families from COOKING and EATING meat, chicken and fish on the DAYS of the BAN? 

       Some families and CATERERS can also SERVE MEAT to their relatives, neighbors or customers during the DAYS of the BAN!! Will the POLICE of Maharashtra go to the HOMES and KITCHENS of such people to ARREST them?  

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    हामीलाई टिकापुरको मृत्यु ठुलो र विरगंजको मृत्यु सानो किन लाग्छ हँ ?
    मणि काफ्ले विचार/बहस

    जनताको अपमान गर्न सबैले जानेकै रहेछन । सिंहदरवारमा होस वा स्याल दरवार, एकातिर जनतालाई अधिकार दिने र देशलाई देश जस्तै बनाउनका लागि यस भूमिलाई हजारौ बर्षदेखि आवाद गर्ने र आफ्नै पसिनाले सिञ्चित गर्नेहरुलाई यस राजनैतिक परिपाठीले नागरिकको हैसियत र सम्मान दिन अस्विकार गर्यो । अर्कोतिर तिनै अधिकार विहिन मान्छेहरुलाई आन्दोलनमा मारेर ५० लाख दिने घोषणा गरियो । यसरी हेर्दा दुबै थरी अतिवादले उत्पिडित, गरिव र विपन्न समूदायलाई इतिहासमा सबैभन्दा तल्लो स्तरको अमानविकरण गर्यो । समाजशास्त्रको भाषामा यसलाई डिह्युमनाईजेसन भनिन्छ । यो मानवअधिकारको घोर उल्लंघन हो ।

    यी दुबैथरी प्रवृतिले जनताको आन्दोलन, विद्रोह वा क्रान्ति गर्न पाउने अधिकारलाई तल्लो स्तरसम्म अपमानित ग¥यो । जसको प्रभाव यहाँका वुद्धिजिवी  भनिनेहरुले गरिरहेको व्याख्यामा देखिएको छ । २ दर्जन मान्छे मरे आन्दोलन चलिरहेछ तर व्याख्या टिकापुर घटनाको मात्र किन गरिन्छ ? आलेख, समाचार, विश्लेषण र व्याख्या जुम्ला, सुर्खेत, विरगञ्ज सप्तरी वा बाराको किन हुँदैन ? बडो अजिव लाग्यो यो विषय । साच्चै टिकापुर कैलालीको मात्र किन यतिधेरै कोणबाट छलफल भएको होला ? किन सर्वत्र चासो भएको होला ? यहाँ मात्र हैन दिल्लीबाट मोदीले प्रधानमन्त्री कोइरालाजीलाई फोन गरे भनेर विदेश मन्त्रालयले विज्ञप्ति नै निकाल्यो किन ?

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    विरगंजमा प्रहरीको गोलीबाट मारिएका एक सर्वसाधारण

    कुरा प्रष्ट छ कैलालीमा जो मरे उनीहरु नमर्नुपर्ने तर्फका थिए र अन्यत्र जो मारिए उनीहरु त पहिल्यै मारिनु पर्ने तर्फका थिए । अरुको मृत्यु स्वभाविक हो । सत्य हो । तर कैलालीमा भएको घटनामा मारिनेहरुको मृत्यु एकदम कारुणीक हो । दर्दनाक हो । पाशविक हो । अतातायी हो भने जस्तै गरी व्याख्या गरियो भन्न खोजियो ।

    हो मृत्यु दुःखदायी हुन्छ, आन्दोलनमा मारिएका आन्दोलनकारी होउन, प्रहरी होउन अथवा सर्वसाधारण । सबैको मृत्युमा हामी दुःखी छौ । यो दुःखद अवस्थामा हामीलाई राज्यले ल्याई पु¥याएको छ । धैर्य नगुमाउ भन्नुसम्म ठिक छ तर गरियो के भने अरु १ जना मर्नु भनेको १ जना नै हो र एसएसपीेको विल्ला भिरेको एक जना मर्नु भनेको यस्ता दुःखी भन्दा हजारैले बढी हो भन्नु गलत भयो । यसको समाजशास्त्र भनेको उत्पिडित समूदायको यादव, ठाकुर, चमार, केसी लगायतका मान्छे मरेको चर्चा गर्नु आवश्यक छैन भन्न खोजिएको हो कि ? अरु त अरु टिकापुरमा मारिने अन्य प्रहरी जवानको पनि मृत्यु सामान्य हो भन्ने जसरी व्याख्या विश्लेषण गरियो र गरिँदै छ– शायद आगामी दिनमा पनि गरिन्छ होला ।

    जिवनलाई समान बनाउन नसकेकाहरुले कम्तिमा मृत्युमा त विभेद नगर्नु पर्ने तर अहिलेको अवस्था त्यस्तो देखिदैन । सामाजिक व्याख्या नै पक्षपाति भएको समाजमा समानताको लडाई धेरै गारो हुने कुरामा संदेह छैन । तर कालक्रममा यो खेलको पर्दा खोलिनेछ अनि छर्लङ हुनेछ पर्दापछाडिको डिजाइन ।

    अहिलेको आन्दोलनमा ज्यान गुमाउने सबैलाई हामी सम्मान गर्छौ । सबैको जुनि एकबारको नै हो । उस्तै मुल्यवान हुन्छ । प्रीय हुन्छ । त्यसैले आफ्नो जिवनको बढि माया लाग्छ । तर अहिलेको अवस्थामा पनि जनताले आफू नागरिक बन्न राज्यसँग आन्दोलन गर्नुपर्ने स्थिति निर्माण गर्ने को हुन् र तीनीहरु कहाँ छन् ? किन यसो गर्दैछन ? यि प्रश्नहरु जटिल छैनन् तर प्रश्नहरु वङग्याईएका छन् फरक यति हो ।

    हिजो शासन सत्ताका फरकफरक अनुहार फेरी फरकफरक स्थानबाट आन्दोलनको, जनअधिकारको र सुन्दर मानव जीवनको विकृत व्याख्या गरिरहेछन् र त्यसको अमानविकरण गरिरहेछन् । तर यसबाट अगाडी पनि समाज जान्छ । लेखिन अझै अक्षरहरु वाँकी नै छन, गति अझै तिब्र भएर जान्छ ।

    यो नै अन्तिम सत्य हो, अब उता पर भोली बाँकी छैन भन्ने धृष्टता कसैले नगरौं ।

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    भोपाल गैस कांड के पीडि़तों की मोदी द्वारा घृणित उपेक्षा के खिलाफ़ नागरिकों का बयान

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    भोपाल में आयोजित विश्‍व हिंदी सम्‍मेलन का उद्घाटन करने गए प्रधानमंत्री मोदी से वहां मुलाकात का वक्‍त मांगने वाले गैस कांड पीडि़तों के प्रति उनकी संवेदनहीन और घृणित प्रतिक्रिया से हम स्‍तब्‍ध और आक्रोशित हैं।

    दुनिया की सबसे बड़ी औद्योगिक त्रासदी के पीडि़त आज भी भोपाल में जीने के लिए संघर्ष कर रहे हैं। मुआवजे की मामूली राशि, स्‍वास्‍थ्‍य सुविधाएं और दुर्घटनास्‍थल पर दूषित कचरे की सफाई बीते 30 वर्षों में राष्‍ट्रीय शर्म की शक्‍ल ले चुकी है। इस जघन्‍य कॉरपोरेट अपराध के दोषी जहां आज भी खुले घूम रहे हैं, वहीं बीते वर्षों के दौरान आयी तमाम सरकारों ने इस हादसे के परिणामों को जान-बूझ कर दबाने की हरसंभव साजिश की है ताकि यहां बहुराष्‍ट्रीय निगमों के लिए निवेश का अनुकूल माहौल तैयार किया जा सके। मोदी सरकार ने इन निगमों के हित में पर्यावरणीय नियमों को एक भद्दे मज़ाक में तब्‍दील कर डाला है। इन कंपनियों के लिए लचर बना दिए गए पर्यावरणीय मानकों व श्रम कानूनों को अपनी 'मेक इन इंडिया' नीति का हिस्‍सा बताने में वे गौरव महसूस कर रहे हैं। 

    तमाम वैज्ञानिक अध्‍ययनों ने अगली पीढि़यों के ऊपर यूनियन कार्बाइड हादसे के अनुवांशिक असर की ताकीद कर दी है, फिर भी न तो राज्‍य और न ही केंद्र सरकारों ने यहां किसी चिकित्‍सीय सुविधा या पुनर्वास की व्‍यवस्‍था अब तक की है। हमें उम्‍मीद थी कि प्रधानमंत्री कम से कम उन विकलांग बच्‍चों से मिलने का थोड़ा वक्‍त निकाल सकेंगे जो उनसे केवल 15 मिनट की मांग को लेकर तख्तियां व बैनर लिए हुए इंतज़ार में खड़े थे। आज गैस कांड पीडि़तों की दूसरी पीढ़ी भोपाल में मोदी के रास्‍ते में प्रदर्शन करने जुटी थी, लेकिन प्रधानमंत्री का काफिला वहां से गुज़रा तो वे गाड़ी के भीतर से ही एक सर्द निगाह छोड़कर निकल लिए। 

    हम भोपाल में जुटे हिंदी के लेखकों से अपील करना चाहते हैं कि वे सम्‍मेलन के भीतर और बाहर भोपाल गैस कांड के पीडि़तों के हक़ में अपनी आवाज़ उठाएं। यह एक चुनौती भरा समय है और हमारी साहित्यिक शख्सियतों की आवाज़ों व प्रतिबद्धताओं का यहीं असली इम्तिहान भी है। 


    हम भारत के लोगों से भी अपील करना चाहते हैं कि वे हमारे साथ मिलकर इस मौके पर भोपाल के पीडि़तों की मांगों पर तुरंत कार्रवाई किए जाने की मांग करें। कोई भी साहित्यिक आयोजन तब तक खोखला और निरर्थक बना रहेगा जब तक वह अपनी भाषा बोलने वाली जनता के असली सरोकारों को आवाज़ नहीं देता है। हिंदी के कॉरपोरेटीकरण से संघर्ष के लिए इस भाषा की प्रगतिशील परंपरा को मज़बूत करना हमारे वक्‍त की अविलंब ज़रूरत है और इसके लिए हमें पूरे संकल्‍प के साथ मिलकर खड़ा होना चाहिए। 
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    Citizens' statement against Modi's contemptuous neglect of victims in Bhopal

    September 10, 2015 2:07 pm

    Citizens' statement against Modi's contemptuous neglect of victims in Bhopal

    [Signatures can also be sent through email to indiaresists@gmail.com]

    For details on Bhopal accident and latest updates, please visit www.rememberbhopal.net

    We feel deeply shocked and anguished by the Prime Minister Modi's callous and contemptuous response to the demand of Bhopal tragedy victims to meet them during his visit to inaugurate the World Hindi Conference in Bhopal.

    The survivors of the world's largest industrial accident continue to struggle in Bhopal – even for shamelessly low amounts of compensation, health facilities and cleaning-up of the plant site even after 30 years. While the perpetrators of this heinous corporate crime continue to enjoy impunity, successive governments have tried every trick to underplay the consequences of the accident, purportedly to ensure a welcoming investment climate for multinational corporations. The Modi government has turned the environmental stipulations for such corporations into a cruel joke and has been proudly displaying the diluted environmental norms and labour laws as part of its 'Make in India' policy.

    While several scientific studies have shown the genetic impact of the Union Carbide disaster and the effect on the next generation; neither the state nor the central government has provided any medical care or rehabilitation. We had hoped that PM would at the very least would have found time to meet the disabled children who were holding banners and placards asking for 15 minutes of his time. The second generation of the survivors today staged a protest in Bhopal along the route of Modi's visit, only to receive the cold glance of the PM from his cavalcade.

    We urge the Hindi writers to raise their voice in support of Bhopal victims inside and outside the Sammelan. It is a challenging time when commitment and voices of our literary figures are put to real test.

    We also urge the common people of India to join us on this occasion to demand immediate action on the demands of the Bhopal victims. Literary functions would remain hollow and meaningless if they are insulated from the real concerns of people speaking that language. Strengthening the progressive tradition of Hindi to combat its corporatisation is the urgent call of our times for which we should stand together resolutely.

    भोपाल गैस कांड के पीडि़तों की मोदी द्वारा घृणित उपेक्षा के खिलाफ़ नागरिकों का बयान

    भोपाल में आयोजित विश्‍व हिंदी सम्‍मेलन का उद्घाटन करने गए प्रधानमंत्री मोदी से वहां मुलाकात का वक्‍त मांगने वाले गैस कांड पीडि़तों के प्रति उनकी संवेदनहीन और घृणित प्रतिक्रिया से हम स्‍तब्‍ध और आक्रोशित हैं।

    दुनिया की सबसे बड़ी औद्योगिक त्रासदी के पीडि़त आज भी भोपाल में जीने के लिए संघर्ष कर रहे हैं। मुआवजे की मामूली राशि, स्‍वास्‍थ्‍य सुविधाएं और दुर्घटनास्‍थल पर दूषित कचरे की सफाई बीते 30 वर्षों में राष्‍ट्रीय शर्म की शक्‍ल ले चुकी है। इस जघन्‍य कॉरपोरेट अपराध के दोषी जहां आज भी खुले घूम रहे हैं, वहीं बीते वर्षों के दौरान आयी तमाम सरकारों ने इस हादसे के परिणामों को जान-बूझ कर दबाने की हरसंभव साजिश की है ताकि यहां बहुराष्‍ट्रीय निगमों के लिए निवेश का अनुकूल माहौल तैयार किया जा सके। मोदी सरकार ने इन निगमों के हित में पर्यावरणीय नियमों को एक भद्दे मज़ाक में तब्‍दील कर डाला है। इन कंपनियों के लिए लचर बना दिए गए पर्यावरणीय मानकों व श्रम कानूनों को अपनी 'मेक इन इंडिया'नीति का हिस्‍सा बताने में वे गौरव महसूस कर रहे हैं।

    तमाम वैज्ञानिक अध्‍ययनों ने अगली पीढि़यों के ऊपर यूनियन कार्बाइड हादसे के अनुवांशिक असर की ताकीद कर दी है, फिर भी न तो राज्‍य और न ही केंद्र सरकारों ने यहां किसी चिकित्‍सीय सुविधा या पुनर्वास की व्‍यवस्‍था अब तक की है। हमें उम्‍मीद थी कि प्रधानमंत्री कम से कम उन विकलांग बच्‍चों से मिलने का थोड़ा वक्‍त निकाल सकेंगे जो उनसे केवल 15 मिनट की मांग को लेकर तख्तियां व बैनर लिए हुए इंतज़ार में खड़े थे। आज गैस कांड पीडि़तों की दूसरी पीढ़ी भोपाल में मोदी के रास्‍ते में प्रदर्शन करने जुटी थी, लेकिन प्रधानमंत्री का काफिला वहां से गुज़रा तो वे गाड़ी के भीतर से ही एक सर्द निगाह छोड़कर निकल लिए।

    हम भोपाल में जुटे हिंदी के लेखकों से अपील करना चाहते हैं कि वे सम्‍मेलन के भीतर और बाहर भोपाल गैस कांड के पीडि़तों के हक़ में अपनी आवाज़ उठाएं। यह एक चुनौती भरा समय है और हमारी साहित्यिक शख्सियतों की आवाज़ों व प्रतिबद्धताओं का यहीं असली इम्तिहान भी है।

    हम भारत के लोगों से भी अपील करना चाहते हैं कि वे हमारे साथ मिलकर इस मौके पर भोपाल के पीडि़तों की मांगों पर तुरंत कार्रवाई किए जाने की मांग करें। कोई भी साहित्यिक आयोजन तब तक खोखला और निरर्थक बना रहेगा जब तक वह अपनी भाषा बोलने वाली जनता के असली सरोकारों को आवाज़ नहीं देता है। हिंदी के कॉरपोरेटीकरण से संघर्ष के लिए इस भाषा की प्रगतिशील परंपरा को मज़बूत करना हमारे वक्‍त की अविलंब ज़रूरत है और इसके लिए हमें पूरे संकल्‍प के साथ मिलकर खड़ा होना चाहिए।

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