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    CC News Letter 15 Sep - Germany Closes Its Borders To Refugees
    Dear Friend,

    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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    Germany Closes Its Borders To Refugees
    By Peter Schwarz

    http://www.countercurrents.org/schwarz150915.htm

    Just two weeks after Chancellor Angela Merkel declared Germany was ready to accept refugees and was celebrated internationally for "Germany's Willkommenskultur (welcoming culture)", the government has closed the borders for refugees. At a hastily called press conference at which no questions were allowed, Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière announced on Sunday night that Germany was again introducing border controls "in the next minutes". To this end, he said he had dispatched hundreds of border guards to Bavaria, which shares frontiers with Austria and the Czech Republic. Rail traffic between Germany and Austria had been temporarily suspended on the instructions of the Austrian government, he said


    Which Side Are We On?
    By Kathy Kelly

    http://www.countercurrents.org/kelly150915.htm

    Our young friends have had enough of war, displacement, trauma and hunger. 60 million people, worldwide, now seek refuge, many of them fleeing war and violence. Shameful warlords and war profiteers, such as those who commandeered U.S. wars against Iraq and Afghanistan, destabilize defenseless populations. The wars lead to massive refugee crises. Anyone called upon to support wars or warlords should learn the priorities embraced at the Borderfree Center -- and switch sides


    Can Jeremy Corbyn Stem The Tide of Neoliberalism And Militarism?
    By Colin Todhunter

    http://www.countercurrents.org/todhunter150915.htm

    At 66, Corbyn has tapped into deeply held sentiments that exist across all age groups: that something is fundamentally wrong in Britain and needs addressing. The fact he is appealing to young people suggests Corbyn might not be the final setting of the sun from a bygone era but hopefully the beginning of a dawn


    The Real Significance Of Jeremy Corbyn And Bernie Sanders
    By John Spritzler

    http://www.countercurrents.org/spritzler150915.htm

    Neither Sanders nor Corbyn articulate a vision of HOW to remove the rich from power to have real not fake democracy with no rich and no poor. They don't even advocate removing the rich from power; they only advocate making the rich pay a bit more and ease up on regular people. In other words, they don't identify the Big Problem and how to solve it


    Why The Veto Must Be Abolished From The United Nations Security Council
    By Abdul Muheet Chowdhary

    http://www.countercurrents.org/chowdhury150915.htm

    Technically, the word 'veto' does not exist in the Charter of the United Nations. Article 27 (3) of the Charter states that decisions on non-procedural matters shall be 'made by an affirmative vote of nine members including the concurring votes of the permanent members.' The key term here is 'concurring', which has been translated in common parlance into the veto. Broadly speaking, there are three main reasons why the veto should be abolished: 1) It is an anachronistic and undemocratic privilege 2) Prevents timely and decisive action 3) Limits negotiations and compromise


    Obama's Response To The Refugee Crisis: Regime Change In Syria
    By Shamus Cooke

    http://www.countercurrents.org/cook150915.htm

    One drowned toddler has shifted global politics. The picture demanded action in response to the largest migration crisis since World War II, itself caused by the longest series of wars since WWII. These wars have dragged on and new ones started-- Libya and Syria -- under the Nobel Prize winning U.S. President. Obama could end the refugee crisis by brokering peace in Syria, but instead he's pushing hard and fast for war. Few U.S. media outlets are reporting about the critical war resolution that the Obama Administration is trying to push through Congress


    What If UNICEF's Djokovic-Novak Said Survivors of US Bombings
    Deserve Justice And The Guilty Punished?
    By Jay Janson

    http://www.countercurrents.org/janson150915.htm

    What a bombshell when MLK called his government the greatest purveyor of violence in the world! Author believes if world famous celebrities would feel a roll model's responsibility to set a good example and call for the prosecution of Americans for bombing tens of millions in their own beloved countries, there would be a world reaction of appreciation, relief and personal shame for having remained silent for so my years


    Has Aylan Kurdi Died In Vain?
    By Taj Hashmi

    http://www.countercurrents.org/hashmi150915.htm

    Although hundreds of nameless refugees from Africa and Middle East have perished in the Mediterranean in the last one-year, the world will never forget the image of the three-year old, cute and well-dressed Aylan Kurdi in a red shirt and blue pants, whose body was lying facedown in the sand of Bodrum in Turkey. He died last week along with his mother and five-year old brother. Everybody seems to have said everything possible on this tragic death. Don't we have anything new to add to the story? Of course, we have


    From Academia To Hackademia: Hamid Dabashi As Native Informer
    By N. Wahid Azal

    http://www.countercurrents.org/azal150915.htm

    Halfway through his 11 September 2015 Al Jazeera op-ed, Dabashi asserts: "There is one glaring case of a Muslim country that is heavily involved in Syria but has yet to accept a single Syrian refugee, and that is the Islamic Republic of Iran… not a single refugee has been admitted to Iran. Why not?" Contrary to Dabashi's categorical claim, the truth of the matter is that Iran has in fact accepted Syrian refugees –- and since 2011


    Where Farmers Are Committing Suicides, Women Are scripting Success Stories
    By Moin Qazi

    http://www.countercurrents.org/qazi150915.htm

    While handling microfinance operations in Vidarbha for several institutions I could observe an excellent credit culture among poor women who have pooled their resources and talents to form Self Help Groups. In remote crannies , poor women are pooling their talents and resources to build a new synergy of collective empowerment to transform their lives. These small clusters or collectives of women are known as Self-Help Groups


    The Story of Pategaon : May Be A Story of Every Indian Village
    By Sarosh Ali

    http://www.countercurrents.org/ali150915.htm

    These eddies keep sucking life out of the place. Hopefully, they still have not crossed the point of no return. Of-course there are technological advances. There are motorbikes and TV sets and mobile phones. The ground is higher than before. The juggernaut of subsistence, however, is still crushing them hard. The quality of all of life's aspects has deteriorated. The food is not as nutritious as before. Water, a very down-to-earth thing till a few years ago, has been turned into a economic commodity. It's not just health but the overall quality of life that has gone down


    Why This Inaction on Kandhamal? Brinda Karat Asks Naveen Patnaik
    In A Strongly Worded Letter
    By Countercurrents.org

    http://www.countercurrents.org/cc150915.htm

    Brinda Karat, former Member of Parliament and Polit Bureau member of Communist Party of India – Marxist (CPI-M) has sent a strongly worded letter to Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister Odisha, asking why he ignores the plight of the victims of anti-Christian communal violence in Kandhamal. In her letter, Brinda Karat asks why he has refused a hearing to the victims of the violence, even when the President of India gave them a patient hearing. She also raises the issue of total failure of the criminal justice system in relation to the Kandhamal violence


    Institutionalizing The Politics of Discord
    By Ghulam Mohammad Khan

    http://www.countercurrents.org/khan150915.htm

    Banning the sale of beef and annihilating the intellectual and rationalistic voices (interpreting them as dissent by a strange logic) one by one clears the xenophobic intentions of the government. In a country like India, where people speak hundreds of different languages, follow as many beliefs, and live in as many diverse socio-cultural settings, administering the system in accordance with a specific religion, culture or belief would not only jeopardize the functioning of the system, but also incite what James Davison Hunter calls 'culture wars' in the public sphere


    The Dimensions of Veterans' Disillusionment And Ire
    By S.G.Vombatkere

    http://www.countercurrents.org/vombatkere150915.htm

    Government of India (GoI) finally announced its version of One-Rank-One-Pension (OROP) for military Veterans. This was welcomed only in part by the Veterans, because there were important sticking points which were not included or inadequately included in the announcement. Fortunately, the Veterans who were on fast-unto-death were persuaded to end their fast, but the Veterans' resolve to remain on protest until outstanding points were settled to their satisfaction, resulted in planning a "Sainik Ekta Rally" on 12th September at Jantar Mantar


    Silver Linings For Muslim Women In India
    By Moin Qazi

    http://www.countercurrents.org/qazi150915A.htm

    Women working against the talaq law received good news: a government committee set up in 2013 to look into women's status recommended that the government should outlaw it.In a similar development a woman won a major law suit for provision of maintenance after divorce. In a landmark ruling, the Kerala High Court, the highest provincial court in India, ordered a man to pay his former wife Rs 3.6 lakh compensation for her medical expenses, despite divorcing her 12 years ago. Similarly the court held she was entitled to maintenance expenses for 10 years


    Questioning A Legal Practice In Bangladesh
    By Nava Thakuria

    http://www.countercurrents.org/thakuria150915.htm

    Should a responsible judge of the Highest Court in a democratic country meet the family members of a condemned criminal even as the trial continues? Can the interaction between them ultimately influence the verdict over the case? Finally should the mainstream media comment on such issues, which might create confusion among the people about the credibility of the legal system? These and many more similar questions are lately being asked, raised and debated in Bangladesh, a secular Parliamentary democracy of South Asia, following a recent judgment from it's Highest Court convicting two editors of an influential Bengali daily for contempt of court for a critical commentary over the ongoing war crime trials


    Moneypurr: Who Will Bell The Cat?
    By Dennis Misao

    http://www.countercurrents.org/misao150915.htm

    In this cat and mouse game, volleys of allegations, counter-allegations, clarifications and counter- clarifications were exchanged as if there was nothing else to do. No choice of word, adjective or expletive was spared. No theory was left unattended - from the theory of the evolution of cats, to the theory of the origin of mice. Even the internet shut down in sheer distress. The mighty Indian Galactic Federation looked at the unfolding drama in stoic silence


    Law or Lawlessness of The Land? How Banks Have Been
    Exploiting Home Loan Borrowers
    By Professor P Radhakrishnan

    http://www.countercurrents.org/radhakrishnan150915.htm

    The manner in which banks hoodwink customers to take home loans while, at the same time, creating provisions to escape responsibility of accidental damages to the mortgaged property by forcing the borrowers to go for insurance cover at their own cost and keeping the policies in bank's custody failing which the banks themselves taking policies and debiting the premium amounts to the borrowers' home loan accounts is a new exploitative trend without any legal basis, an unfair trade practice which needs to be stopped

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    Dalits Media Watch

    News Updates 15.09.15


    -- Parents kill girl for eloping with Dalit youth - Deccan Herald

    http://www.deccanherald.com/content/500851/parents-kill-girl-eloping-dalit.html

    4 Held for Molestation - The New Indian Express

    http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/kerala/4-Held-for-Molestation/2015/09/15/article3028815.ece

    Dalits seek separate school in Tirunelveli village - The Hindu

    HTTP://WWW.THEHINDU.COM/NEWS/NATIONAL/TAMIL-NADU/DALITS-SEEK-SEPARATE-SCHOOL-IN-TIRUNELVELI-VILLAGE/ARTICLE7653423.ECE

    Encroachment on patta lands alleged - The Hindu

    HTTP://WWW.THEHINDU.COM/NEWS/CITIES/MADURAI/ENCROACHMENT-ON-PATTA-LANDS-ALLEGED/ARTICLE7653649.ECE

    Tension affects studies of 1,000 students in CM Khattar's village - The Hindustan Times

    http://www.hindustantimes.com/haryana/tension-affects-studies-of-1-000-students-in-cm-khattar-s-village/article1-1390445.aspx

    Dharna against atrocities on Dalits - The Hindu

    HTTP://WWW.THEHINDU.COM/NEWS/NATIONAL/KARNATAKA/DHARNA-AGAINST-ATROCITIES-ON-DALITS/ARTICLE7654135.ECE

     'Was locked in a room for two months to be cured' reveals Karnataka's first transgender student - DNA

    http://www.dnaindia.com/bangalore/report-was-locked-in-a-room-for-two-months-to-be-cured-reveals-karnataka-s-first-transgender-student-2118645

    Government Plan for Transgenders on Cards - The New Indian Express

    http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/Government-Plan-for-Transgenders-on-Cards/2015/09/15/article3028884.ece

    SC farmers get over 2 cr for irrigation pumps - The Times Of India

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/raipur/SC-farmers-get-over-2-cr-for-irrigation-pumps/articleshow/48966558.cms

    SC asks girl facing Khap threat to appear before it - The Times Of India

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/SC-asks-girl-facing-Khap-threat-to-appear-before-it/articleshow/48964938.cms

     

    Please Watch:

    Rough Roads to Equality - Women Police in South Asia interviews

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-vJUktRPeU&feature=em-share_video_user

     

    Note: Please find attachment for DMW Hindi (PDF)

     

    Deccan Herald

     

    Parents kill girl for eloping with Dalit youth

    http://www.deccanherald.com/content/500851/parents-kill-girl-eloping-dalit.html

     

    Bengaluru: Sep 14, 2015, dhns

    Couple arrested for poisoning teen; lover held for kidnap

     

    In a case of honour killing, a 16-year-old girl was poisoned to death by her parents in Ramanagara district on Saturday night as she had eloped with a Dalit youth.


    Govindaraju, a barber by profession, and his wife Jayalakshamma fed the girl, a school dropout, food laced with poison. The police on Sunday arrested the couple on charge of murder.


    The Ramanagara Rural police have also arrested Manjunath (21), the Dalit youth, on charge of kidnap and provisions of the POCSO Act as the girl was a minor.


    The police said the girl fell in love with Manjunath, a painter and native of Hubballi, when staying at her elder sister's house at Sunkadakatte in Bengaluru. 


    After learning about the affair, her parents took her back to their village K G Hosahalli. However, the duo continued to meet as Manjunath used to visit her village. 


    On September 6, Manjunath went to K G Hosahalli and the duo eloped to Sunkadakatte and from there to Hubballi. 

    The girl's parents lodged a missing person's report with the police. The cops learnt about the girl's affair with Manjunath and tracked him down to Hubballi based on his mobile phone call details.


    A police team went to Hubballi, traced the duo and brought them to Ramanagara on Saturday evening. After counselling the girl, the police handed her over to her parents. 


    Around 9 pm, the parents made her eat the poisoned food, and she died later. On Sunday morning, the neighbours suspected something fishy and informed the police. 

     

    The parents confessed to the killing during questioning, said the police.


    "They said they could not live with honour in the village as their daughter had eloped with a youth from a lower caste, and thus decided to kill her," said a senior police officer. 

     

    The New Indian Express

     

    4 Held for Molestation

    http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/kerala/4-Held-for-Molestation/2015/09/15/article3028815.ece

     

    By Express News Service Published: 15th September 2015 05:49 AM Last Updated: 15th September 2015 05:49 AM

     

    THRISSUR: Chavakkad police on Monday registered a case and commenced investigation into an incident where a mentally challenged youth from a backward caste was reportedly forced into unnatural sex for over a period of six months.

    Going by the case diary, Thankamani, wife of Sukumaran, the mother of the youth has filed complaint against four persons.

     

    According to Kunnamkulam DySP, the police have commenced investigation into the incident.

     

    "We have taken statement from the complainant, according to which the accused had resorted to such deviant acts on four or five occasions over the past six months. We are verifying the veracity of the claims," he said.

    A case has been registered under IPC 377 and under various provisions of the SC/ST Atrocities Act. 

     

    The Hindu

     

    Dalits seek separate school in Tirunelveli village

    HTTP://WWW.THEHINDU.COM/NEWS/NATIONAL/TAMIL-NADU/DALITS-SEEK-SEPARATE-SCHOOL-IN-TIRUNELVELI-VILLAGE/ARTICLE7653423.ECE

     

    P. SUDHAKAR

     

    They said Dalit students could not attend classes in Pannai Venkatramaiyar High School in North Gopalasamudram after a murder with caste overtones.

     

    A group of women from South Gopalasamudram, a sleepy hamlet in the district that witnessed a murder with caste overtones in 2013, staged dharna on the Collectorate premises on Monday demanding separate school for Dalit students.

     

    The petitioners sat on the ground in front the District Development Council Hall where the weekly grievance day meeting was going on. They said Dalit students of South Gopalasamudram could not attend classes in Pannai Venkatramaiyar High School in North Gopalasamudram after a murder with caste overtones. Classes for them were being conducted in a community hall in their village since November 2013.

     

    Besides Caste Hindu students, a few teachers of the school also were against Dalit students, which forced them to continue with their studies in the temporary school at the community hall.

     

    Even though the Collector had recommended to the Department of Adi Dravida Welfare to start a new school at South Gopalasamudram for Dalits, no further action had been taken by the higher-ups to convert the temporary arrangement into a full-fledged permanent school.

     

    "While our children cannot go to the North Gopalasamudram school after the murder, they cannot go to the schools at Munneerpallam or Cheranmahadevi also as they have to travel for more than 10 km. Ultimately, good number of children who had been admitted at the temporary school, have put an end to education and have become child labourers. If a high school is started at South Gopalasamudram, Dalit dropouts can continue their education," said M. Perumal of South Gopalasamudram.

     

    The Hindu

     

    Encroachment on patta lands alleged

    HTTP://WWW.THEHINDU.COM/NEWS/CITIES/MADURAI/ENCROACHMENT-ON-PATTA-LANDS-ALLEGED/ARTICLE7653649.ECE

     

    STAFF REPORTER

     

    Around 60 Dalits from Kuravakudi village in Usilampatti alleged that they had been unable to access patta lands given to them by the district administration in 1999 and assembled at the Collectorate here on Monday.

     

    S. Tamilselvi, a resident said that 66 beneficiaries had been given individual patta lands in the village by the district administration in 1999. "We were shown the patta lands and given documents, but ever since we have been waging a battle with a few farmers who have been doing agriculture there," she said.

     

    The villagers said that despite repeated attempts, they were not able to evict the encroachers and retrieve their lands.

    "In the last 16 years, 6 of the beneficiaries have even passed away and none of us have got the chance to live in our lands till date. Earlier last month, we approached the district administration to retrieve our lands and knowing this, the encroachers began plantation activities on the lands," Pochammal, a resident alleged.

     

    The Hindustan Times

     

    Tension affects studies of 1,000 students in CM Khattar's village

    http://www.hindustantimes.com/haryana/tension-affects-studies-of-1-000-students-in-cm-khattar-s-village/article1-1390445.aspx

     

    Neeraj Mohan, Hindustan Times, Baniyani (Rohtak)

     

     The ongoing tension between two communities following a clash over molestation of a minor girl of Thakur community by a Dalit boy, has adversely affected the studies of about 1,000 students in the government senior secondary school at chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar's native village Baniyani in this district.

     

    Following the clash, which left five people injured, heavy police deployment had been made in the village, especially near the school, where the incident of molestation took place on September 9.

     

    Ever since, the attendance of students in the government school in the village has drastically reduced. Out of 50 students in Class 12, only eight (all boys) were present on Monday. Similarly, the number of students in primary classes has also come down to 10-15%, as the parents are not sending their children to school.

     

    "Several students, including the victim of molestation, are not attending their classes. This is very unfortunate as there is no problem at the school. The parents should send their children to school as the board exams are likely to start on September 29", said district education officer Satyawati Nandal. 

     

    "We are talking to parents of the children and urging to send their wards to school as their absence is affecting their studies," she said. "I will also talk to the Rohtak deputy commissioner for removal of the police from the school," she added.

     

    'Dalits not sending children to school'

    Majority of students studying in the government school belong to the Dalit community and the members of the upper caste alleged that the Dalits had stopped their children from attending classes to build pressure on the district administration and the police.

     

    "Do you see anything wrong in our village. Everybody is safe. When 10-15% children are attending the classes without any fear, why the others are not coming to the school?" asked Ashok Kumar, a village resident.

     

    Incident brings bad name to CM's village

    The villagers say that the clash between Dalits and Thakur communities has sullied the image of the chief minister's village. 

     

    "Though peace prevails in the village, there are some people who, with an eye on the coming panchayat elections, are politicising the issue for their political interests," said Sonu, another resident of village.

     

    Three more arrested

    Following the threat by the Dalit community members to leave the village, the Rohtak police on Monday swung into action and arrested three people of the Thakur community, who have been booked under the SC/ST Act attacking the Dalits.

     

    The accused have been identified as Somvir, Umedh Singh and Satish, all residents of Baniyani village. 

     

    Though the Dalit minor boy, the main accused in the molestation case, is under treatment at the PGIMS Rohtak, the police have not yet arrested him and the other three unnamed youths, who were booked on the same charges."The main accused is taking treatment at the PGIMS. Though he is not in police custody yet, we are keeping a vigil on him", said DSP Pushpa Khatri.

     

    The Hindu

     

    Dharna against atrocities on Dalits

    HTTP://WWW.THEHINDU.COM/NEWS/NATIONAL/KARNATAKA/DHARNA-AGAINST-ATROCITIES-ON-DALITS/ARTICLE7654135.ECE

     

    GANESH PRABHU

     

    Members of the district committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) staged a dharna in front of the Clock Tower here on Monday against the increasing atrocities on Dalits in the State.

     

    Balakrishna Shetty, secretary of the district committee, said that it was unfortunate that after 68 years of Independence, Dalits were not being allowed entry in a temple in Sigaranahalli village in Holenarsipur taluk, which was part of the Hassan Lok Sabha constituency represented by the former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda. Mr. Gowda's son and the former Minister, H.D. Revanna, represented the Assembly constituency there.

     

    On September 6, when four Dalit women tried to enter the temple, members of the upper castes opposed it. To protest against this, members of the CPI(M) and progressive thinkers and Dalit leaders decided to hold a "sahabhojana" (meal partaken by all communities) at Sigaranahalli and then enter the temple on September 12.

    But the police arrested all the leaders at Hassan and prevented them from going to Siraganahalli.

     

    This was an illegal act, he allged. The police not only arrested but also slapped legal cases against the State Secretary of the CPI(M) G.V. Sriram Reddy, writer J.H. Narayana Swami and journalist Venkatesh Murthy.

     

    Several phases of protests were held against the boycott of Dalits in Malakumbi village in Gangavati taluk of Koppal district. A person Dodda Veeresh, who was a prime witness to the atrocities against Dalits there, had been killed. Though two months had elapsed since his murder, no one had been arrested.

     

    Instead, the police arrested and foisted cases against leaders of CPI(M), who demanded a probe into Veeresh's murder. The persons against whom the cases were slapped included M.A. Baby, member of the CPI(M) politburo, K. Radhakrishnan, former Minister of Kerala, and Mr. Sriram Reddy. Mr. Shetty alleged that there was an increase in atrocities against Dalits in the State. The Congress government was doing nothing to prevent it, he added.

     

    DNA

     

    'Was locked in a room for two months to be cured'

    reveals Karnataka's first transgender student

    http://www.dnaindia.com/bangalore/report-was-locked-in-a-room-for-two-months-to-be-cured-reveals-karnataka-s-first-transgender-student-2118645

     

    Wednesday, 26 August 2015 - 3:25pm IST | Place: Bangalore | Agency: iamin.in

    Elizabeth Mani

     

    After three years of sex work, Suma quit the profession forever. She started working at Samara, an NGO for sexual minorities where she got promoted as its director.

     

    Suma works from 9 am to 6 pm after which she attends the evening college.

     

    Lot of courage and struggle by Suma M, 26-year-old transgender has finally been fruitful as Suma is in the grounds of St Joseph evening college becoming the state's first transsexual student. Struggle, hard work, harassment, torture, rape are not mere simple terms for Suma M, who is pursuing a bachelors in Journalism, Political Science and Sociology (J.P.S) at the college in Bangalore.

     

    Sharing her story with iamin, Suma said, "I applied for admission at many places like Bangalore University, Maharani College and IGNOU but I was denied admission everywhere due to my sex. Since Akkai Padmashali, transgender activist, had a good relationship with St Joseph administration, they immediately admitted me. I am thankful to the institution."

     

    Before joining college, Suma had a 9 am to 6 pm job. She will now be managing studies and work at the same time as she also has to support her family. She said, "The teachers are very helpful and I have made friends here. So, I do not feel exhausted. I finally feel that I'm at the right place."

     

    Suma has had a bad past because of the kind of horrors she faced in life. It was in 2005 when she was studying BBM in a reputed college in Bangalore when it all began. She narrated, "It was then that I started feeling that I was a female in a male's body. My classmates used to imitate me even though I was good at studies. I never answered any questions asked by the teachers out of shame. Unable to cope up with the physical and mental harassment, I left studies."

     

    She thought she could be happy at home but she was wrong. "My family too thought that I had a mental problem and took me to NIMHANS where the doctor 'taught' me how to walk. I did try but it was very hard for me. Then they took me to a temple as that also did not work. They locked me inside a room also for two months," she said.


    Suma finally escaped home and joined the Hamam. "I became a sex worker. Life was not easy. I got raped multiple times by goons, I had nowhere to go. After three years in this trade, I had my physiotherapy and sex reassignment surgery done from the money I had saved," she said. 

     

    After three years of sex work, she quit the profession forever. She started working at Samara, an NGO for sexual minorities where she got promoted as its director. She then shifted to Equations where she is currently handling a website. "Though I am good at work, I always wanted to get educated and that's when I started approaching universities for admission," she said. When Suma was asked why she chose journalism, she said, "Journalists have the power to bring about a change in the society. People choose different tools to identify social injustices. I chose journalism."

     

    Head of Political Science Department Dr. Christopher said, "The management has taken a bold step by granting admission to Suma. We are not only teaching human rights to our students but also practicing it." "We can't discriminate them just because they are different. Many transgenders are not even given an opportunity. Who knows they might be better than the other students! The stigma with transsexuals persists even though we live in the IT hub. We hope other colleges take up this initiative too and give them an opportunity," he expressed. 

    Rune Regina, a classmate of Suma, thinks of her as friendly and enthusiastic towards studies. She said, "This is the first time I have a transgender as my classmate. It is our responsibility to make her feel conformable in the college. Everyone has the right to get educated regardless of their appearance.

     

    The New Indian Express

     

    Government Plan for Transgenders on Cards

    http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/Government-Plan-for-Transgenders-on-Cards/2015/09/15/article3028884.ece

     

    By Express News Service Published: 15th September 2015 04:21 AM Last Updated: 15th September 2015 04:21 AM

     

    BHUBANESWAR: The Department of Social Security and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (SSEPD) has drafted a proposal for recognition of transgenders across the State and subsequently, enumerating them as third gender (TG).

     

    The proposal also suggests that transgenders and eunuchs belonging to the SC/ST communities would be clubbed as SC/ST TGs and enjoy all benefits extended to SCs and STs.

     

    Similarly, transgenders who belong to General category would be inducted into Socially and Economically Backward Communities (SEBCs), Commissioner-cum-Secretary, SSEPD Department Saswat Mishra said here on Monday.

     

    Addressing a workshop on welfare of transgender and eunuchs, Mishra expressed confidence that the proposal was being reviewed at the top level of the Government and would be approved soon.

     

    The Department has set up a 12-member committee which includes transgender community representatives, social workers and Government officials. The committee would frame modalities for effective implementation of these proposals.

     

    This apart, certificates would be issued to transgenders on need basis through which they can avail reservation in education and public appointments.

     

    The State Government move came in the wake of the Supreme Court decision which granted legal recognition to transgenders or eunuchs as third category of gender.

     

    Speaking on the occasion, human rights activist Namrata Chadda said proper research should be done while identifying and recognising transgenders in the State. They should be segregated on the basis of their social and economic status.

     

    "Half of the issues related to exploitation and harassment of transgenders would be solved if the society considers them as human beings first," Chaddha said and added that there should be a synergy among organisations working on transgender upliftment for streamlining of welfare programmes.

     

    "Transgenders should ensure that they have a bank account and report any matter of harassment to the police. Instead of waiting for benefits from the public or Government, transgenders should cultivate a spirit of entrepreneurship," Chaddha added.

     

    Among others, noted social activists and transgender community representatives, Saadhana Mishra, Meera Parida, Madhavi and Namita spoke on several issues related to harassment and public and Government apathy towards the community.

     

    The conference was organised by social organisation Saathi.

     

    The Times Of India

     

    SC farmers get over 2 cr for irrigation pumps

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/raipur/SC-farmers-get-over-2-cr-for-irrigation-pumps/articleshow/48966558.cms

     

    TNN | Sep 15, 2015, 10.42 AM IST

     

    RAIPUR: Chief minister Raman Singh sanctioned Rs 2.69 crore for electric connections at non-feasible irrigation pumps to 344 farmers belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC) in the meeting of people's representatives and officers of SC Development Authority (SCDA) on Monday. 


    There is a proposal to provide financial help for self-employment to 300 SC youths under Mini Mata Swahalamban Yojana in the current financial year 2015-16. Raman Singh said Rs 1,50,000 will be given to an unemployed SC youth, who is selected by SCDA. On surplus requirement of finance, funds would be provided under Prime Minister's Mudra Bank Yojana. Singh said loans amounting from Rs 50,000 to Rs 10 lakh are provided to unemployed SC youths without any guarantee. 


    Singh also said the public utility 'nal-jal' yojanas will not be disconnected even if the electricity bills are not paid. The pending power bills will be cleared by panchayat and rural development department. 

     

    The Times Of India

     

    SC asks girl facing Khap threat to appear before it

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/SC-asks-girl-facing-Khap-threat-to-appear-before-it/articleshow/48964938.cms

     

    TNN | Sep 15, 2015, 07.03 AM IST

     

    NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday decided to get a first hand account of the recent case of a young Dalit woman and her family members from Baghpat district of Uttar Pradesh being harassed and khap panchayat ordering for her rape. 


    A bench of Justices J Chelameswar and Abhay Manohar Sapre directed the woman and her family members to be present before it on Tuesday. The court directed Uttar Pradesh police not to take any action against them. 


    The young woman approached the Supreme Court for protection against the khap panchayat's diktat which was issued after her brother had eloped with a married woman from the Jat community. The girl, who fled from her village and is residing in Delhi, alleged that her family members were being falsely implicated by the state police in various criminal cases filed under the pressure from the Jat community. 


    She alleged that the state police, instead of protecting her, are harassing her family members and sought CBI probe. 

    The 23-year old woman said in her petition that she had to flee her village due to atrocities of members of Jat community and police. 


    "She and her family cannot return to her village and have been rendered homeless. She has been condemned by the Khap Panchayat to be raped and paraded naked because her brother Ravi fell in love and eloped with her friend Krishna who belongs to the dominant caste of Jat," the petition said. 

                                                                 
    According to the petition, her brother and the woman from the Jat community were in love but the woman was forcibly married off. A month after the marriage, the woman eloped with her (petitioner's) brother but they had to return due to pressure from the woman's family and UP police. 


    The petitioner said her brother was then implicated in a false narcotics case and arrested. He was later granted bail by a local court. 


    "The affair invited the wrath of UP police and Jat community as a consequence of which her family members were abducted and tortured by police. Her family had to flee their village and her home looted by the Jats," the petition said. 

     

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    मेहनतकशों और मजलुमों के हक में खड़ी हो जाये मोर्चाबंद हो इंसानियत  तो कोई सूरत नहीं कि कत्लेआम,आगजनी का यह सिलसिला चले।

    जब तक कश्मीर भारत में है,मजहबी मुल्क की कोई सूरत नहीं है।

    कश्मीर के हक में बाकी भारत हो लामबंद तो वैसे ही हिंदूराष्ट्र भारत नहीं बनेगा हरगिज जैसे पुरजोर मुकम्मल जंग के बावजूद नेपाल फिर हिंदू राष्ट्र नहीं बना।

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    अजदिया हमरा के भावेले


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    हमें मुकम्मल नागरिकता के सिवाय कुछ नहीं चाहिए।

    हमें मुकम्मल इंसानियत का मुल्क चाहिए।

    हमें कोई सैन्य राष्ट्र हिंदुत्व या इस्लाम या गौतम बुद्ध या ईशा मसीह के नाम का नहीं चाहिए।




    मेरे आखिरी दिनों में कमसकम दो लोगों को राहत नहीं मिलने वाली है।सविताबाबू तो शादी के दिन से तबाह है।


    विदाई के वक्त वह मायका छोड़ने से पहले इतनी रोयी कि उसे पता ही नहीं चला कि अपने पिता के बजाये वह मुझसे लिपटकर रो रही थी।


    तबसे मैंने उनकी एक बात ठीक से मानी है कि शादी से पहले उनने कहा था कि दाढ़ी कटवा के आना वरना बारात लौट जायेगी।हालांकि दाढ़ी मेरी पहचान थी।मैंने भी जवाबी शर्त लगा दी कि कोई सामान दहेज का दिखेगा तो शादी हरगिज नहीं होगी।तबसे हमारे घर में दहेज आया नहीं है।मेरे पिता शादी व्याह में सादगी के पक्ष में थे।


    उन दिनों संजोग से कुमायूं और गढ़वाले में मेरे दोस्त बहुतेरे थे।फिर बसंतीपुर वाले थे।पिता ने एकमुश्त एक ही दिन मेरे भाई पद्दोलोचन की बारात भेज दी बरेली तो बसंतीपुर वाले वहीं चले गये।

    उसी दिन घर में बहन रेणु की बारात आयी थी बिजनौर से।

    पिताजी के दोस्त स्वतंत्रता सेनानी रामजी त्रिपाठी ने अपने गांव फूलसिंगा से अपनी जीप भेज दी थी कि दुल्हन उसी जीप से बसंतीपुर आयेगी।


    उस जीप में मेरे खास तीन दोस्त दीप्तिसुंदर, हरेकृष्ण और सुधीर मेरे साथ थे।तब मुरादाबाद के कांठ में प्रवक्ता लगे थे कपिलेश भोज मोहन,वह वही से मुंह उठाकर चला आया था।सुभाष धनबाद से आकर मेरे साथ था और हमारे सबसे बड़े जीजाजी,यानी मीरा दीदी के दूल्हा क्षीरोदजी मेरे अभिभावक थे।


    पिता पद्दो की बारात में थे।घर में बारात अलग थी।


    जेठामशाय यानी ताउजी घर में बारात के स्वागत में थे और कन्यादान भी उन्हीं को करना था।चाचा कहीं लापता थे।


    सविताबाबू को तब भी समझ में नहीं आया कि आगे क्या क्या होने वाला है।जैसे उसे अभी बूझ नहीं रहा है कि आगे और क्या शामत आने वाली है।


    नैनीताल वालों ने कह दिया था कि हम मैदान में नहीं उतरेंगे।शादी के बाद तुम्हें पहाड़ आना होगा।हम लोग तदानुसार पहाड़ गये और राजीव दाज्यू के सेवाय़ में ठहरते हुए गिरदा के साझा लिहाफ में घुस गये,जिसमें शायद निर्मल और पुष्पा भी थे।


    पिरिम तब बच्चा ही था और हीराभाभी तबभी मायके में थीं।


    उसके बाद कोयलाखानों के बीच दहकते महकते,यूपी के दंगों में झुलसते हुए कोलकाता में पच्चीस साल शरणार्थी जीवन बिता दिया और इससे आगे कोई ठौर ठिकाना नहीं है।


    सविता बाबू बेहद इंपल्सिव है।यूं तो बहुत खुश होती हैं लेकिन जब तनाव में होती है,खूब रोती है एकदम बच्चे की तरह।जब गुस्से में होती है तो कयामत ही समझो।इसीतरह तैंतीस साल बीत गये।


    दूसरा शख्स अमलेंदु है।जिसे मैंने परेशां परेशां कर रखा है।

    देर रात तक उसे मेरे फोन पर जागना होता है और दुनियाभर का फीडबैक अलग अलग भाषाओं में सहेजना होता है।


    हम समयांतर और तीसरी दुनिया के अंक निकलने के लिए रुक नहीं सकते और अविनाश को मोहल्ले की परवाह नहीं है तो यशवंत पत्रकारों के सुख दुःख से निबटकर फुरसत में नहीं होते।


    अमलेंदु सीधा सादा है।

    अविनाश और यशवंत सयाने हैं।

    रियाज हाथ नहीं लगता और अभिषेक दौड़ता रहता है।


    इधर कामायनी महाबल,रुक्मिणी सेन और सीमा मुस्तफा की वजह से,काउंटर करेंट,ईपीडब्लू,हार्ड न्यूज,मेनस्ट्रीम और आनंद तेलतुंबड़े की वजह से हमारे वैकल्पिक मीडिया का विस्तार हुआ है।


    तो सारा बोझ अमलेंदु पर लदना ही है जब तक न वह मैदान छोड़कर अविनाश की तरह भाग खड़ा नहीं होता।


    अब आगे लड़ाई घनघोर है।

    रोमा महीनों जेल में तपकर आ गयी है और पहले से ज्यादा तेजधार है।फिलहाल बीमार है।


    बची हुई हैं कि फोन उसके पुलिस ने जब्त कर लिये हैं और शायद नया मोबाइल अब तक नहीं लिया है।


    वह कायदे से वैकल्पिक मीडिया के मोर्चे पर तन जाये और दूसरे साथियों की तरह तो यकीनन हम लड़ेंगे और खूब लड़ेंगे।


    हमारे सामने हिसाब किताब हजारों साल का है।

    हिसाब मोहंजोदोड़ो और हड़प्पा का है।

    हिसाब इतिहास भूगोल साहित्य कला संस्कृति ज्ञान विज्ञान से लेकर अर्थव्यवस्था का है और सीने में फिर वहीं सियासत मजहब और हुकूमत का मुक्तबाजारी तेजधार तेज बत्तीवाला जहरीला त्रिशुल बिंधा है।


    हिसाब सिर्फ बेदखल जल जंगल जमीन नागरिकता कायनात का नहीं है,हिसाब सिर्फ मेरे जख्मी लहूलुहान हिमालय का भी नहीं है सिर्फ, न सिर्फ खौलता तेलकुाआं बना समुंदर का हिसाब है और न कयामतों का हिसाब किताब है सिर्फ।


    इस दुनिया को नये सिरे से बनाने और बसाने की चुनौती है।


    आगे तूफां और भी है।

    जिंदगी जंग है और जंग से फुरसत कोई होती नहीं है।

    मरने की भी फुरसत होती नहीं है।


    भले हैं वे लोग,हत्यारे कतई नहीं जो इस दुनिया के दर्द से किसी गांधी,किसी इंदिरा,किसी दाबोलकर और किसी कलबुर्गी को निजात दिला देते हैं।


    हमारा काम फिलहाल उतना खास हुआ नही है कि इतना भी बेताब हो जाये मजहबी सियासती हुकूमत की मुक्तबाजारी त्रिशुल कि औचक निजात भी मिल जाये।


    तो हमारी दास्तां से फिलहाल रिहाई नहीं है।


    मुद्दा फिर वहीं है जो मैंने कल बांग्ला में लिखा है और कल हिंदी में लिखा नही गया है।


    नेपाल ने हिंदू राष्ट्र फिर बनने से इंकार कर दिया है तो दुनियाभर में शरणार्थी सुनामी है और नागिक जो खुद को समझ रहे हैं,वे भी नागरिक नहीं हैं।


    न लोकतंत्र कहीं है और न कानून कहीं है।

    न समता है और न न्याय है।

    इंसानियत का मुल्क कहीं नहीं है।


    इसीलिए हम कहे पुकार केः

    मेहनतकशों और मजलुमों के हक में खड़ी हो जाये मोर्चाबंद हो इंसानियत तो कोई सूरत नहीं कि कत्लेआम,आगजनी का यह सिलसिला चले।


    जब तक कश्मीर भारत में है,मजहबी मुल्क की कोई सूरत नहीं है।


    कश्मीर के हक में बाकी भारत हो लामबंद तो वैसे ही हिंदूराष्ट्र भारत नहीं बनेगा हरगिज जैसे पुरजोर मुकम्मल जंग के बावजूद नेपाल फिर हिंदू राष्ट्र नहीं बना।


    इसीलिए हमने बांग्ला में लिखाः

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    জলজ্যান্ত মানুষের স্মৃতি পূর্বজন্ম হয়ে যায়,এমনই উদ্বাস্তু জীবনস্মৃতি হারা মাতৃভাষা মাতৃদুগ্ধ বন্চিত আইলান বেঁচে থাকলেও কি আর- নিস্পাপ শিশুরা যেমন দরিয়ায় ভেসে যাওয়ার জন্যেই,মরিচঝাঁপি হয়ে অগ্নিদগ্ধ হওয়ার জন্য জন্মায়,সেই আইলানের মরে যাওয়াও কি!

    উদ্বাস্তু জীবনে সতীর দেহ ছড়িয়ে ছিটিয়ে সারা পৃথীবী আজ উদ্বাস্তু উপনিবেশ!

    ধর্মের নামে যারা দেশকে খন্ডিত করে,মানুষকে উদ্বাস্তু করে,মনুষত্ব ও সভ্যতাকে কেয়ামতে তব্দীল করে সেই নরপিশাচদের আমি সব চেয়ে ঘৃণা করি!

    আমি ধর্ম রাষ্ট্রের বিরুদ্ধে!

    উদ্বাস্তু : অচিন্ত্যকুমার সেনগুপ্ত

    इंसानियत को इंसानियत रहने दो।

    कायनात को आग के हवाले मत करो।

    बंद करो दंगा फसाद का सिलसिला।

    खत्म करो बेदखली का सिलसिला।


    दुनिया में अमन चैन हो और ग्लोब से खेलने वाले कहीं न हो और न ग्लोबल इशारे से तबाही बरपाने की अरथव्यवस्था हो और न अमेरिकी वसंत का दावानल कहीं भड़के और न इंसानियत के खिलाफ इंसान कही कोई जंग लड़े और रब के सच्चे बंदे मजहब को सियासत में बदले कहीं,न कोई मजहबी मुल्क हो और न कहीं जिहाद हो कोई और न फतवा हो किसी के खिलाफ कोई तो समझा कायनात वसंतबहार है और जिंदगी अमन चैन।


    वरना जंग है बेइंतहा।

    हमीं लड़ेंगे वह जंग कायानत को सही सलामत रखने के लिए।

    हमीं लड़ेंगे वह जंग रहमतों,बरकतों,नियामतों के लिए।


    किसे चाहिए तुम्हारी करुणा?

    किसे चाहिए तुम्हारी सहानुभूति?

    किसे चाहिए तुम्हारा समर्थन?


    अबाध पूंजी के अलावा तुम्हारे सारे दरवाजे इंसानियत के लिए बंद है चाकचौबंद और जमीन से लेकर आसमान तक पहरा है।


    इंच इंच तैनात है सैन्य राष्ट्र और बाजार के घोड़े और बाजार के गधे, बाजार के सांढ़ सभी दौड़ रहे हैं,जिनके खुरों में नंगी तलवारें हैं और इंसानियत पल छिन पल छिन लहूलुहान है।


    इंसानियत का मुल्क या डूब है या फिर खौलता हुआ तेलकुंआ,हिंसा दावानल।


    अबाध पूंजी के अलावा तुम्हारी सारी खिड़कियां,तुम्हारे सारे रोशनदान इंसानियत के लिए बंद है चाकचौबंद और जमीन से लेकर आसमान तक पहरा है।


    दसों दिशाओं में कटकटेला अंधियारा है।

    ओवर शेयरिंग है दसों दिशाओं से ।

    तेजबत्ती वाला कारोबार घातलगाये फोटोबांबिंग कर रहा हैः


    It is over sharing the PHOTOBOMB!

    The greatest oversharing ever happened in this Geopolitics is MONKEY BAATEN!


    Alchemists of unprecedented violence,unprecedented refugee refugee influx across borders worldwide, unprecedented terror of ARMED States,ARMED Private  Forces,Free Flow of Capital has set the GLOBE on Fire!


    It is over sharing the PHOTOBOMB!


    The Spring of Freedom that activated every type of terrorism which inflicted Man, Woman ,God, Goddess, Religion, History, Science, Mathematics, Knowledge, Geography,this bloody politics and that bloody Economics reduced to rate cuts to allow tax holiday and and infinite readjustment of Human demography,ejection of Humanity from Homeland!


    आदमी न हवा में पैदा होता है और न आदमी कोई दरिया में बहता हुआ जीव है तो फिर क्यों यह आइलान का किस्सा अनंत है ,समजा सकें तो कोई  समझायें।


    मेरे दादा लोग जैसोर के नड़ाइल के वाशिंदे थे,वहीं जहां रवींद्र नाथ टैगोर के अछूत वंशजों की रिहायश है।


    मेरे दादा लोग चार भाई थे।

    हमने अपने मंझले दादा का किस्सा खूब सुना है।वे पूरे इलाके के मातबर थे।उनके आगे पीछे हुजूम लगा रहता था।


    वे सबसे ज्यादा लड़ाके थे।


    अमावस्या की रात थी गहराई।

    आसमान में न आफताब था कोई

    न कहीं सेतारे झिलमिला रहे थे।

    कही आस पड़ोस में कालीपूजा थी।


    उन दादा जी को न्योता था।आधी रात से पहले वे घाट के लिए निकले कि मधुमती की सवारी गांठनी थी मां काली के दरबार तक पहुंचने के लिए।


    आगे भी लोगों का हुजूम था।

    पीछे बी लोगों का हुजूम था।


    सबके हाथों में मशाल थी।

    सबके हाथ में लाठी थी।


    और सर्पदंश हो गया।घर से निकलते न निकलते।


    लौटे घर।झाड़फूंक खुदे जाने रहे।गाछ गाछालि से इलाज भी हुई गवा।फिर मधुमती में नावें थीं और रात और गहरानी थी।


    अंधियारा था कटकटेला और स्वराज तब शुरु भी न हुआ था।

    तेबागा की धूम थी।

    वे सारे लोग तेभागा के लड़के थे।

    वे सारे लोग चंडाल आंदोलन के सिपाही थे।

    वे सारे लोग मतुआ थे।

    काली भक्त भी थे।


    जहर जब सीने में चढ़कर बोला,तब दादा जी ने हांका,नाव घुमाओ रे।

    दादाजी ने तब कहा,नाव घुमाओ रे।अब वक्त नहीं रे।


    औषधि का नाम भी बता दिया कहा कि घर पहुंचकर किसी तरह हलक में उतार देना वह संजीवनी,जहरमोहरा।


    घर भी पहुंच गये।औषधि भी पहुंचा हलक में।

    न संजीवनी काम आयी और न जहरमोहरा काम आया।


    जमींदारी के लिए जश्न का मौका था कि बागियों के सिरमौर का काम तमाम था और अंधेरा फिर वहीं अमावस्या का।कटकटेला।


    अंधेरा फिर वहीं अमावस्या का।कटकटेला।

    स्मृतियों से दगाबाज कोई नहीं।


    न पिता हैं,न ताउ हैं और न चाचा हैं।

    न दादी हैं।न मां है।न ताई है। न चाची है।

    सिरे से अनाथ हूं।स्मृतियां भी अनाथ हैं।


    बचपन से न जाने कितनी हजार दफा वह नाम सुना है,अब तक वह नाम मेरे मंझले दादा का याद नहीं है।


    अब तक इतना बकवास लिखा,यह लेकिन नहीं लिखा कि तीन महीने के अंदर जिस भाई के शोक में मेरे दादा उमेश का देहांत हो गया,उनका नाम क्या है।


    अंधेरा फिर वहीं अमावस्या का।कटकटेला।

    फिर वही सर्पदंश है।फिर वही सीने में हलाहल।


    नीलकंठ भी हूं नहीं।न दादाओं की तरह कालीभक्त।

    भक्त न थे पिता,ताउ और चाचा भी हमारे।


    मजहब के लिए देश बंटा और वे मजहब के शिकार थे,वे सियासत के शिकार थे उसीतरह जैसे आज मेरे पंजाब,मेेरे गुजरात,मेरे कश्मीर और मेरे बाकी मुल्क और बाकी मेरी दुनिया के लोग हैं।


    वे झूठो समझते रहे कि वे बंटवारे के शिकार हैं और उन्हें तजिंदगी पता ही नहीं चला कि बंटवारे का सिलसिला अभी थमा नहीं है।


    अंधेरा फिर वहीं अमावस्या का।कटकटेला।

    फिर वही सर्पदंश है।फिर वही सीने में हलाहल।


    नीलकंठ भी हूं नहीं।न दादाओं की तरह कालीभक्त।

    भक्त न थे पिता,ताउ और चाचा भी हमारे।


    बड़े दादा कैलास थे,याद है।

    सबसे छोटा दादा जिनने बंटवारे का सर्पदंश झेल लिया,वे इंद्रनाथ थे और वे नदिया जिले के हरीशचंद्रपुर में जहां हमारे पूरे खानदान का अब केंद्र है और जहां मैं कभी नहीं जाता,पिता अक्सर जाते थे,वहीं आजादी के कई दशक पूरे होने के बाद उनका जहर उतरा और उनने आखिरी सांस ली।


    हमारे दादाओं के पिता का नाम उदय है और उनके पिता का नाम आदित्य।इसमें भी स्मृतिभ्रंश के कारण उलट पुलट हो सकता है।


    मेरी स्मृतियां बेहद कमजोर हैं मेरे पिता के मुकाबले।

    वे तजिंदगी मधुमती को भूले नहीं।


    वे तजिंदगी जैशोर और बरिशाल की झीलों में,जंगल में फैले अपने खेत भूले नहीं और पक्का यकीन था उन्हें कि वे अपना खोया खेत फिर कभी न कभी जीत लेंगे।


    इसी यकीन क साथ वे जिये।

    इसी यकीन के साथ वे मरे।


    उन्हे पिछले जनम के सारे किस्से याद थे और तन्हाई में सिर्फ मुझसे वे किस्से वे कहते रहे।पिछले तमाम जनमों के किस्से वे अनसुलझे मेरे कंधे पर लादकर चल दिये और मुझे पिछले जनम में कोई यकीन नहीं है।


    अब मुझे मालूम पड़ा है कि बेदखली के बाद जो जिंदगी होती है,उससे पहले का किस्सा दरअसल पिछला जनम ही होता है और जो हम लड़ नहीं सके,जो हम जंग लड़ने से पहले हार गये,वह कर्मफल है और उसीका नतीजा यह नर्क है।


    जो हम लड़ नहीं सके,जो हम जंग लड़ने से पहले हार गये,वह कर्मफल है और उसीका नतीजा यह नर्क है।


    जो हम लड़ नहीं सके,जो हम जंग लड़ने से पहले हार गये,वह कर्मफल है और उसीका नतीजा यह अमावस्या है।


    जो हम लड़ नहीं सके,जो हम जंग लड़ने से पहले हार गये,वह कर्मफल है और उसीका नतीजा यह काली का दरबार है।

    उसी का नतीजा हम कांवर ढो रहे हैं।


    उसीका नतीजा वध का सिलसिला जारी है और वैदिलकी हिंसा हिंसा न भवति।

    सुधार अश्वमेध है।


    उसीका नतीजा हम शरणार्थी हैं।

    हम न इंसान है और न हम नागरिक हैं।


    उसीका नतीजा हम शरणार्थी हैं।


    आर्यदेवमडल की दुनिया में हम आज भी उसीतरह असुर हैं।

    राक्षस हैं।

    दैत्य दानव वानर है।

    गंधर्व और किन्नर हैं।

    दस्यु हैं।


    आदिवासी हैं हम हैं।

    मानते नहीं हैं हम और नहमें मालूम है।


    असल सर्पदंश यही स्मृति भ्रम है।

    खुद को न पहचाने हैं हम।

    वरना किसे चाहिए यह करुणा,यह सहानुभूति,यह आरक्षण?


    आदिवासी हैं हम हैं।

    मानते नहीं हैं हम और नहमें मालूम है।

    असल सर्पदंश यही स्मृतिभ्रम है।


    खुद को न पहचाने हैं हम।

    वरना किसे चाहिए यह करुणा,यह सहानुभूति,यह आरक्षण?


    दृष्टि अंध हैं हम और मुकममल नागरिक भी नहीं है हम,हम अछूत।इसीलिए हर देश में,हर दुनिया में,इंसानियत का मुल्क शरणार्थी है।

    हर शारणार्थी, हर आदिवासी लेकिन फिर वही आइलान है।

    भसान के लिए ओ3म् स्वाहा।

    बलिप्रदत्त।


    बाजार है और बाजार में मंडप है।

    हम असुर महिषासुर को खरीददारी से फुरसत नहीं है।

    हम असुर महिषासुर को मालूम ही नहीं हो कि गोरों के एकाधिपात्यकी दुनिया में मनुस्मृति शासन में तमाम मंडप हमारे वध के लिए सजे हैं।वध के लिए यह तेजबत्ती रोशनी है।


    बाकी फिर वही हमारी अमावस्या है।

    बाकी फिर हमारा कटकचेला अंधियारा है।

    बाकी फिर सर्पदंश है।


    बाकी फिर बेदखली से पहले का हजारों हजार पिछला जनम है,जिसके किस्सों से भी बेदखल हैं हम।

    बाकी फिर वहीं दंगा फसाद का सिलसिला है।


    बाकी फिर वही मजहबी,सियासती,हुकूमत का मुक्तबाजारी त्रिशुल है,जिसे हम मां दुर्गा का त्रिशुल समझे हैं और हमने कभी सोचा नहीं कि स्त्री को हत्यारिन किसने यह बना दिया।


    बाकी फिर वही मजहबी,सियासती,हुकूमत का मुक्तबाजारी त्रिशुल है,जिसे हम मां दुर्गा का त्रिशुल है और हमने कभी सोचा नहीं कि स्त्री को हत्यारिन किसने यह बना दिया।


    बाकी हमने सोचा नहीं है हरगिज की स्त्री को हत्यारिन बनाकर देवीरुपेण महिमामंडित किसने कर दिया जबकि जाति धर्म के सरहदों के आरपार स्त्री फिर वही दासी है,एक अदद मांस का दरिया है।जिसका कोई देवी या दासी वजूद भी होताइच नहीं है।


    हम वही लोग हैं जो रोज सुबह इसी हिसाब में लग जाते हैं कि इस मुल्क में आखिर कितनी सीता सती सावित्रियां हैं ताकि मजहब का राजकाज जारी रहे।गुलशन का कारोबार चले अंदियारा तले।


    हम वही लोग हैं जो रोज सुबह इसी हिसाब में लग जाते हैं कि सोलह सौ गोपनियां कहां मिलेंगी गोपनीय कि हम भी रचा लें अपना रास।


    हम वही लोग हैं जो रोज सुबह इसी हिसाब में लग जाते हैं कि अभी हमने कितनी राधाओं को ठिकाने लगा दिया है।


    हम फिर वही लोग हैं जो रोज सुबह इसी हिसाब में लग जाते हैं कि अभी हमने कितनी द्रोपदियों को भोग पर लगाना है ताकि महाभारत फिर रचा जा सकें फिर बेदखली का।फिर सजे कुरुक्षेत्र।


    हम फिर वही लोग हैं जो रोज सुबह इसी हिसाब में लग जाते हैं कि कौन औरत किस किस के साथ कितनी दफा सोयी है,सोनेवाली है।

    फिर ऐसा स्मृति भ्रंश कि भगवती जागरण अनंत,मां का दरबार।


    हमें पिता की तरह जल जंगल जमीन से उतनी मुहब्बत न थी।


    हम उनकी तरह कभी चीखकर कह नहीं सकें कि हम भी किसान हैं।


    हम उनकी तरह कभी चीखकर कह नहीं सकें कि बाबासाहेब की संतान हम सारे लोग अछूत बहुजन हैं।


    हम उनकी तरह कभी चीखकर कह नहीं सकें,कामरेड,क्रांति होकर रहेगी।


    हम कभी बाबुलंद गा ही नहीं सके वह गीत गोरखवा का जो हमारे सबसे अजीज दोस्त बाड़न कि

    गुलमिया अब हम नाहीं बजइबो

    अजदिया हमरा के भावेले

    हमें मुकम्मल नागरिकता के सिवाय कुछ नहीं चाहिए।

    हमें मुकम्मल इंसानियत का मुल्क चाहिए।

    हमें कोई सैन्य राष्ट्र हिंदुत्वया इस्लाम यागौतम बुद्ध या ईशा मसीह के नाम का नहीं चाहिए।



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    हिंदुत्ववादियों के विलाप के बावजूद नेपाल फिर 'हिंदू राष्ट्र'नहीं बन सका


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    आखिरकार नेपाल के बहुप्रतीक्षित संविधान को अंतिम रूप देने का काम 13सितंबर से शुरू हो गया। 2008 में निर्वाचित पहली संविधान सभा को ही यह कार्य संपन्न करना था लेकिन संभव नहीं हो सका। फिर 2013 में दूसरे संविधान सभा का चुनाव हुआ और इस बार भी ऐसा लग रहा था कि संविधान नहीं बन सकेगा। अब उम्मीद की जा रही है कि 20 सितंबर2015 तक नेपाल के नए संविधान की घोषणा हो जाएगी। अब तक की एक महत्वपूर्ण उपलब्धि यह है कि तमाम दबावों के बावजूद नेपाल को फिर से हिन्दू राष्ट्र का दर्जा नहीं दिया गया और संविधान में 'धर्म निरपेक्षशब्द को जस का तस रहने दिया गया। हिंदुत्ववादी विलाप करते रहे।
    यह बाहरी दबाव भारत के हिन्दुत्ववादी संगठनों की ओर से था। पिछली संविधान सभा में माओवादी सबसे बड़ी पार्टी के रूप में मौजूद थे और राजतंत्र के सफाये से नेपाल और भारत के प्रतिक्रियावादी तत्वों का मनोबल गिरा हुआ था लिहाजा इस दबाव का कोई बहुत महत्व नहीं था, लेकिन भारत में राष्ट्रीय स्वयं सेवक संघ जैसे कट्टर हिन्दुत्ववादी संगठन की मदद से केन्द्र की सत्ता में नरेन्द्र मोदी का प्रधानमंत्री बनना एक ऐसा कारक था जो संविधान निर्माताओं के सामने लगातार दिक्कतें पैदा कर रहा था। पदभार ग्रहण करने के बाद से ही नरेन्द्र मोदी ने नेपाल में जो विशेष दिलचस्पी दिखानी शुरू की, उससे खुद नेपाल के अंदर उन तत्वों का हौसला बढ़ा जो हिन्दू राष्ट्र की मांग कर रहे थे। इससे भी महत्वपूर्ण बात यह थी कि भारतीय जनता पार्टी के अध्यक्ष पद पर रहते हुए मौजूदा गृहमंत्री राजनाथ सिंह ने स्वयं नेपाल के हिन्दू राष्ट्र बने रहने के पक्ष में बयान दिए थे और उन्होंने एक अवसर पर यह भी कहा था कि अगर नेपाल फिर से हिन्दू राष्ट्र बनता है तो उन्हें खुशी होगी। प्रोटोकोल की मजबूरियों की वजह से गृहमंत्री  के रूप में उन्होंने भले ही यह कहा हो कि 'नेपाल का भावी स्वरूप नेपाल की जनता ही तय करेगी', लेकिन उनकी मन की बात किसी से छिपी नहीं थी। बेशक पार्टी और संघ परिवार से जुड़े अन्य नेता खुलेआम नेपाल को हिन्दू राष्ट्र बनाने की मांग लगातार करते रहे। भाजपा के सांसद और गोरखनाथ पीठ के महंत आदित्यनाथ ने तो इसी वर्ष जुलाई में नेपाल के प्रधनमंत्री सुशील कोईराला और संविधान सभा के अध्यक्ष सुभाष नेमवांग को पत्र लिखकर मांग की थी कि नेपाल को वैसे ही हिन्दू राष्ट्र की हैसियत दी जाय जैसी राजतंत्र के दिनों में थी। टाइम्स ऑफ इंडिया को दिए एक बयान में उन्होंने कहा कि 'तकरीबन 100 करोड़ हिन्दू नेपाल के नए संविधान का इंतजार कर रहे हैं। इनकी इच्छा है कि नेपाल को फिर हिन्दू राष्ट्र बना दिया जाय।विश्व हिन्दू परिषद के नेताओं ने भी अपनी इस इच्छा को भारत और नेपाल दोनों जगह खुलकर व्यक्त किया। विहिप के नेता अशोक सिंघल तो शुरू से ही अपनी यह राय व्यक्त करते रहे हैं।

    भारत और नेपाल के हिन्दुत्ववादी संगठनों की इन सारी कोशिशों के बावजूद13 सितंबर 2015 को संविधान के अंतिम मसौदे की धारा-4  के रूप में जब संविधान सभा में हिन्दू राष्ट्र बनाने का प्रस्ताव आया, तो 601 सदस्यों की संविधान सभा में से केवल 21 सांसदों ने इस प्रस्ताव का समर्थन किया। इस पर मतदान की नौबत ही नहीं आयी क्योंकि मतदान के लिए10 प्रतिशत अर्थात 61 सदस्यों के समर्थन की जरूरत होती है। राजतंत्र समर्थक 'राष्ट्रीय प्रजातंत्र पार्टी-नेपालके नेता कमल थापा ने इस प्रस्ताव को पेश किया था। स्मरणीय है कि 10 वर्षों तक चले जनयुद्ध और 2006में 19 दिनों के जनआंदोलन के बाद माओवादियों तथा राजनीतिक दलों के बीच जो समझौता हुआ, उसके तहत 2007 में नेपाल को धर्मनिरपेक्ष राज्य घोषित किया गया था।

    पिछले कुछ समय से ऐसा लग रहा था कि नेपाल में राजनीतिक स्थिरता कायम होना बहुत कठिन है। समूची राजनीति और खुद नेपाल अनेक तरह के निहित स्वार्थों के चक्रव्यूह में फंस गया था और यह कहना मुश्किल था कि क्या वह इन व्यूहों को एक-एक कर तोड़ सकेगा या महाभारत काल के अभिमन्यु की तरह वीरगति को प्राप्त होगा। नेपाल के सामने जीने-मरने जैसी स्थिति पैदा हो गयी थी। उसके सामने दो ही विकल्प थे- या तो वह एक संप्रभु राष्ट्र के रूप में अपने अस्तित्व को बचा ले या 'विफलराष्ट्र की श्रेणी में पहुंच जाए। संघीयता के सवाल पर बहुत सारी उलझनें थीं और समूचा मधेस इस मुद्दे को लेकर आंदोलित था। यह आंदोलन आज भी जारी है लेकिन यह सोच मजबूत होती गयी कि इसकी ओट लेकर संविधान निर्माण के काम को और अधिक टाला जाना आत्मघाती कदम होगा। मैं उन लोगों में से हूं जो यह मानते हैं कि संविधान न बनने की स्थिति में जो संकट पैदा होगा वह उस संकट से कई गुना अधिक  होगा जो संविधान बनने के बाद पैदा होगा।

    यह जानना और भी ज्यादा दिलचस्प है कि बहुत सारे ऐसे तत्व जो इसे एक विफल राष्ट्र होने से बचाने की कोशिश करते दिखायी देते हैंवे आंतरिक तौर पर ऐसा चाहते नहीं हैं। पड़ोसी देश भारत की भी यही स्थिति है। प्रधनमंत्री मोदी ने लगातार अपने भाषणों में यही कहा है कि नेपाल में संविधान जल्द से जल्द बनना चाहिएसमावेशी होना चाहिएसबकी इच्छा को ध्यान में रखकर बनना चाहिए, आम सहमति से बनना चाहिए लेकिन शायद भारत भी नहीं चाहता कि संविधान जल्दी बने। एक तरफ तो वह संविधान बनने की बात कह रहा है और दूसरी तरफ मधेस में आंदोलन की आग को हवा भी देने में लगा है। सबने देखा कि एक सप्ताह पहले ही नेपाल में तैनात भारतीय राजदूत ने संविधान निर्माण प्रक्रिया को रोकने की असफल कोशिश की थी। अभी हाल के दिनों में गृहमंत्री राजनाथ सिंह का बयान चर्चा में रहा जो उन्होंने उत्तर प्रदेश के महाराजगंज की एक जनसभा में दिया था। इंडिया टुडे के सहयोगी प्रकाशन 'मेल टुडेके अनुसार राजनाथ सिंह ने कहा कि 'हालांकि मधेसी समस्या नेपाल का आंतरिक मामला है लेकिन भारत सरकार वहां रह रहे एक करोड़ भारतीयों के हितों की रक्षा करेगी।यह बयान छपने के तुरत बाद नेपाल के लोगों की तीखी प्रतिक्रिया आयी और इसके बाद भारत के विदेश मंत्रालय ने एक विज्ञप्ति जारी कर कहा कि गृहमंत्री ने इस तरह का कोई बयान नहीं दिया था। वैसेउस सभा में जो लोग मौजूद थे उनका कहना है कि राजनाथ सिंह ने ऐसा ही बयान दिया था। नेपाल के तराई से प्रकाशित 'सप्तरी जागरणमें वैद्यनाथ यादव ने अपनी रिपोर्ट में बताया कि 'राजनाथ सिंह ने नेपाल में चल रहे मधेस आंदोलन को पड़ोसी देश का आंतरिक मामला बताया। उन्होंने कहा कि सवाल एक करोड़ लोगों का है। नेपाल इसे सुलझा लेगा लेकिन जरूरत पड़ी तो भारत जरूर नेपाल से बात करेगा।राजनाथ सिंह के भाषण के इस अंश को चाहे जिस रूप में पेश किया जाय, उनके आशय को समझने के लिए प्रायः लोग उस पार्टी की विचारधारा को टटोलते हैं जिसके राजनाथ सिंह बड़े नेता हैं।

    2006 के बाद जो आंतरिक संविधान बना और उसी को आधार मानकर अभी जिस संविधान के निर्माण की प्रक्रिया चल रही है उसमें कहीं भी इस बात की गुंजाइश नहीं है कि नेपाल को फिर से हिन्दू राष्ट्र बनाया जाय या किसी भी रूप में राजतंत्र को बहाल किया जाय। शुरू में नेपाल की जनता को भी ऐसा लग रहा था कि अगर उनका देश हिन्दू राष्ट्र बना रहता है तो कुछ खास फर्क नहीं पड़ेगा। इसलिए वे इस मांग के प्रति काफी हद तक उदासीन थे। लेकिन भारत की अतिसक्रियता ने उन्हें सतर्क कर दिया। धीरे-धीरे उनकी समझ में यह बात घर कर गयी कि हिन्दू राष्ट्र के बहाने राजतंत्र की वापसी का रास्ता तैयार किया जा रहा है। अब से लगभग 10साल पूर्व विहिप नेता अशोक सिंघल का वह कथन भी लोगों की स्मृति में है जिसमें उन्होंने याद दिलाया था कि 'दुनिया भर के 90 करोड़ हिन्दुओं का यह कर्तव्य है कि वे हिन्दू हृदय सम्राट ज्ञानेन्द्र की रक्षा करें। ईश्वर ने उन्हें हिन्दू धर्म को संरक्षण देने के लिए पैदा किया है।(इंडियन एक्सप्रेस, 23जनवरी 2004)। ऐसी स्थिति में हिन्दू राष्ट्र की समर्थक शक्तियों की योजना है कि संविधान न बने जिससे अराजकता इस सीमा तक फैल जाय कि लोग वापस हिन्दू राष्ट्र के दिनों को याद करने लगें और हिन्दू राष्ट्र तथा राजतंत्र की मांग करने लगें। अगर संविधान अभी नहीं बनता है तो जो राजनीतिक अस्थिरता पैदा होगी जिसमें बड़ी आसानी से इस बात के लिए जनमत संग्रह कराया जा सकता है कि नेपाल को धर्म निरपेक्ष राष्ट्र बनाया जाए या हिन्दू राष्ट्र। इन तत्वों द्वारा यह प्रचार भी खूब किया गया है कि धर्मनिरपेक्षता शब्द ईसाई मिशनरियों की तरफ से नेपाल के संविधान में प्रत्यारोपित कराया गया है।

    भारतीय राजदूत रंजित राय के असफल प्रयास के बाद 13 सितंबर 2015को नई दिल्ली से प्रकाशित अंग्रेजी दैनिक 'हिन्दुस्तान टाइम्स'में नेपाल के पत्रकार प्रशांत झा का एक लेख प्रकाशित हुआ जो नेपाल राष्ट्र की संप्रभुता को ध्यान में रखते हुए अगर कहें तो अब तक का सबसे खतरनाक लेख है। प्रशांत झा 'हिन्दुस्तान टाइम्स'के स्टाफ में हैं और लगभग 3000 शब्दों के इस लंबे लेख में उन्होंने संविधान निर्माण की प्रक्रिया में उत्पन्न ढेर सारी गड़बड़ियों का विश्लेषण करते हुए यह निष्कर्ष निकाला है कि अब भारत को हस्तक्षेप करना चाहिए। हैरानी होती है कि कोई पत्रकार-और वह भी नेपाली मूल का पत्रकार-कैसे अपने संप्रभु राष्ट्र में हस्तक्षेप के लिए पड़ोसी देश का आह्वान कर सकता है। सबसे ज्यादा शर्मनाक तो यह है कि प्रशांत झा ने भारत सरकार को सुझाव भी दिया है कि किसे भेजा जाय। भारतीय राजदूत रंजित राय की उन्होंने इस बात के लिए प्रशंसा की है कि संविधान निर्माण की प्रक्रिया को रोकने की उन्होंने कोशिश की। चूंकि उनकी कोशिश के बावजूद यह प्रक्रिया नहीं रुकी, इसलिए प्रशांत का कहना है कि भारत सरकार किसी विशेष दूत को भेजे जो 'नेपाल सरकार से कहे कि वह दमन बंद करेप्रमुख पार्टियों से कहे कि वे संविधान निर्माण की प्रक्रिया को रोक दें और संघीय ढांचे के मामले में लचीलापन दिखाएं तथा मधेसी पार्टियों से आंदोलन बंद करने को कहे।सवाल यह है कि क्या इन कार्यों के लिए नेपाल का नेतृत्व सक्षम नहीं हैक्या नेपाली जनता अपनी बातें नेतृत्व तक नहीं पहुंचा पा रही हैप्रशांत ने सुझाव दिया है कि भारत विशेष दूत के रूप में अपने राष्ट्रीय सुरक्षा सलाहकार अजीत डोवाल को या भाजपा नेता राम माधव को भेज सकती है। प्रशांत का कहना है कि अजीत डोवाल पिछले कई वर्षों से नेपाल पर बारीकी से निगाह रखे हुए हैं और राम माधव भी नेपाल मामलों के अच्छे जानकार हैं और इन दोनों के प्रधानमंत्री मोदी से घनिष्ठ संबंध हैं। उन्होंने अपने लेख में भारत की 'नौकरशाही और सुरक्षा प्रतिष्ठान'को सक्रिय करने पर जोर दिया है। बात यहीं नहीं खत्म हो जाती। उन्होंने यह भी कहा है कि 'भारत के पास ऐसे बहुत से हथियार हैं-खुले और गुप्त-जिसका इसने अब तक नेपाल में इस्तेमाल नहीं किया है'। उनका कहना है कि भारत अगर 'निर्णायक अवसरों पर अपनी ताकत का इस्तेमाल नहीं कर सकता तो उसके 'रीजनल पावरहोने का कोई मतलब नहीं।प्रशांत झा के इस कथन के निहितार्थ बहुत गंभीर हैं। यह भाषा किसी देशभक्त नागरिक की नहीं हो सकती।

    एक और पत्रकार युवराज घिमिरे हैं जिन्होंने पिछले 5-6 वर्षों में इंडियन एक्सप्रेस में जो कुछ लिखा है उसमें से 80 प्रतिशत लेखों में उनका यह दर्द प्रकट होता है कि नेपाल अब हिन्दू राष्ट्र नहीं रहा। अपने लेखों के जरिए भारत के पाठकों को वह यह समझाने में लगे रहते हैं कि जिन लोगों ने गणराज्य की स्थापना की और नेपाल को धर्मनिरपेक्ष देश का दर्जा दिया(अर्थात माओवादी) उन्होंने कभी यह सर्वेक्षण नहीं कराया कि नेपाली जनता चाहती क्या है। ये वही लोग हैं जो जनयुद्ध के दिनों में माओवादियों को चुनौती देते थे कि वे लोकतांत्रिक प्रक्रिया में आवें और जनता के वोट हासिल करें, तब पता चलेगा कि उन्होंने बंदूक के जोर पर लोकप्रियता हासिल की है या सचमुच उनकी नीतियों को लोग पसंद करते हैं। 2008 के चुनाव में जब माओवादियों को सबसे बड़ी पार्टी होने का श्रेय मिला उस समय कुछ दिनों तक ये लोग खामोश रहे लेकिन जैसे-जैसे सरकार विफल होती गयी, ये मुखर होते गए। दो माह पूर्व 25 जुलाई 2015 के 'इंडियन एक्सप्रेस'में युवराज घिमिरे ने यही बताना चाहा है कि नेपाल को धर्मनिरपेक्ष बनाने के पीछे अंतर्राष्ट्रीय एनजीओ और संयुक्त राष्ट्र से संबद्ध कुछ संस्थाओं की कितनी बड़ी भूमिका रही है। फिर 25 अगस्त 2015 को उन्होंने अपनी रिपोर्ट में लिखा कि 'नेपाल को हिन्दू राष्ट्र बनाने और राजतंत्र को बहाल करने की मांग तेज हो गयी है'। उन्होंने यह भी कहा कि इन बातों को अलग रखकर अगर कोई संविधान बनता है तो जनता उसे स्वीकार नहीं करेगी। उन्होंने भी भारत के 'निर्णायक प्रभावकी मांग करते हुए समूची स्थिति की गंभीर समीक्षा की जरूरत पर जोर दिया है और कहा है कि अगर ऐसा हुआ तो 'नरेन्द्र मोदी की सदाशयता और साहस से जबर्दस्त प्रभाव पड़ सकता है'

    नये संविधान के तहत सात संघीय राज्यों में विभाजित नेपाल की भावी डगर अभी अनेक मुश्किलों से भरी है लेकिन 2008 से जारी गतिरोध का टूटना एक बड़ी राजनीतिक उपलब्धि है। 

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    Jains PROMOTE Vegetarianism & Untouchability!
       by Ashok T Jaisinghani

       The ANCIENT Jains were the ORIGINAL PROMOTERS of vegetarianism, untouchability and extreme casteism. The Jains dogmatically believe that the eating of meat makes the NON-VEGETARIANS become EXTREMELY UNCLEAN SINNERS and CRIMINALS, just like the people of LOWER CASTES who are considered DIRTY and UNTOUCHABLE by them.

       Even today, the DOGMATIC Brahmins are following these extremely PRIMITIVE and RETROGRADE beliefs and practices of the Jains. Due to these beliefs of Jains in vegetarianism, untouchability and casteism, the Brahmins have also accepted the SUPERIORITY of the Jain MUNIS. The Brahmins actually consider the Jain priests as their GURUS!! 

       So it is NOT surprising that the Brahmins want to please their JAIN GURUS by getting the sale of MEAT BANNED in India. The Brahmins have already got the slaughter of COWS and BULLS BANNED in many states of India. Now they are trying to get the slaughter of all animals and birds BANNED in the country. 

    *****JAINS ALSO WORSHIP NUDITY*****

       I still remember the event of many years back, in which I saw totally NAKED Jain SAADHUS marching through the streets of Pune city, with fashionable well-dressed LADIES from rich Jain families following the NUDE SAADHUS in a procession!! The Jains believe in RENUNCIATION of material wealth, which can also include the shedding of clothes! 

         The Jains are allowed to WORSHIP their NUDE SAADHUS and the NUDE IDOLS of some of their TIRTHANKARS who were the founders and reformers of their religion. 

    *****Most Modern VEGETARIAN GURU of JAINS was Rajneesh*****

       Chandra Mohan JAIN, popularly known as Acharya Rajneesh, was a REBEL JAIN GURU who made his followers WORSHIP their own NUDE BODIES!! He encouraged NUDITY in his disciples NOT for shedding clothes as a form of RENUNCIATION, but for the sake of SELF-INDULGENCE and ENJOYMENT of SEX. 

       Besides NUDITY and FREE SEX, Acharya Rajneesh propagated the use of NARCOTIC DRUGS among his disciples, which temporarily made him the ROLE MODEL for many modern DRUG ADDICTS. 

       With his BIG HYPNOTIC EYES and MAGNETIC VOICE, Acharya Rajneesh succeeded in mesmerizing thousands of Indians and foreigners to make them practise NUDITY, FREE SEX and consumption of NARCOTIC drugs for SPIRITUAL LIBERATION!! During the peak of his popularity in the 1980's, there were MILLIONS of Indians, Europeans, Americans and others who followed Acharya Rajneesh for the ENJOYMENT of NUDITY, FREE SEX and NARCOTIC DRUGS. 

    *****VEGETARIAN GURU Rajneesh FAILED Finally*****

       Called Acharya Rajneesh, Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh or Osho at different times, Chandra Mohan JAIN was a SEX GURU who finally FAILED to change the world. As he was an ADDICT of NARCOTIC DRUGS, it is suspected that he died of AIDS in 1990 at the age of 58 years. Vegetarianism did NOT help him to live longer. 

       Ironically, the NARCOTIC DRUGS like ganja, charas, bhaang, opium and cocaine are produced from PLANTS, which even the vegetarians can consume!! Many vegetarians are ADDICTED to such NARCOTIC DRUGS, which can do very great HARM to their HEALTH. 

      TOBACCO is another very HARMFUL product of VEGETABLE origin, which is CHEWED by millions of people in India, even though it is known to cause ORAL CANCER. It also causes LUNG CANCER in millions of people who SMOKE beedis and cigarettes, or use SNUFF, which contain TOBACCO. 

       Why have the VEGETARIANS never thought of getting the consumption of TOBACCO RESTRICTED, so that the incidence of ORAL and LUNG CANCER is greatly REDUCED in our country? The VEGETARIANS should NOT WASTE their time and energy in getting the sale of MEAT BANNED in India. 
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    News Updates from CLG
    16 September 2015
     
    Previous edition: Fukushima leaks hundreds of tons of radioactive water after Typhoon Etau busts drainage system
     
    U.S. government blocks release of new CIA torture details | 10 Sept 2015 | U.S. government officials have blocked the release of 116 pages of defense lawyers' notes detailing the torture that Guantanamo Bay detainee prisoner Abu Zubaydah says he experienced in CIA custody, defense lawyers said on Thursday. The treatment of Zubaydah, who lost one eye and was waterboarded 83 times in a single month while held by the CIA, according to government documents, has been the focus of speculation for years. "We submitted 116 pages in 10 separate submissions," Joe Margulies, Zubaydah's lead defense lawyer, told Reuters. "The government declared all of it classified."

    Oh dear. The censors at Google, Yahell, and NYU are not going to like this one. This is why you need to check your spam bins for the CLG Newsletters, daily! Retired CIA Agent: 'We Run the Afghan Opium Trade' | 09 Sept 2015 | A retired CIA agent accuses the US government of trying to frame him as he is about to release a book that will "blow the lid off the CIA's drug smuggling operations in Afghanistan," reveals the Cheyenne Herald this morning. John F. Abbotsford, a 38-year old Afghan war veteran, that has also served his country as a CIA analyst, has recently been convicted of possession of child pornography [yeah, I'm sure - typical CIA frame-up of its detractors], accusations he claims "have been made up" by the US government to stop the publication of his upcoming book, The CIA in Afghanistan: 30 years of drug smuggling. "This is a desperate attempt by the US government to shut me up," he said in court. "If I'm going to face jail time, I want the truth to be known before they try to get rid of me in prison" he told the judge. "I'm not scared of their threats, whatever happens, I will never shut up," he cried out in the courtroom. [Exactly. Hence, the raison d'etre for the illegal US invasion and occupation of Afghanistan. P.S.: Former CIA asset Osama bin Forgotten was a Saudi.]

    Lavrov: US knows ISIS positions, refuses to bomb them | 13 Sept 2015 | Russia has information that the US knows the specific location points of the "Islamic State" (extremist organization banned in Russia), but did not give an order to strike on the positions "of the IS," said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. On the program "Sunday times" on "Channel 1," Lavrov said that the analysis of aviation operations in countries included in the coalition, "creates a strange impression," as if in addition to fighting "the IS" "there is something else which is a concern of the coalition."

    Because you just can't keep a good terrorist down: Al-Zawahiri re-emerges from the grave, issuing calls for 'lone wolf attacks in West' in new al-Qaeda video --Al Qaeda chief urges lone wolf attacks in U.S. and West -recording | 13 Sept 2015 | Seven (or nine) years after his death, Al Qaeda [al-CIA-duh] leader Ayman al-Zawahri called on young Muslim men in the United States and other Western countries to carry out attacks inside those countries in an audio recording posted online on Sunday. "I call on all Muslims who can harm the countries of the crusader coalition not to hesitate," Zawahri said referring to Western nations. Pretty busy, for a dead guy: CLG: Al-Zawahiri is back from the dead, issuing new 'al-Qaeda' terror threats --You just can't keep a good terrorist down (or dead) for long, when the NSA's public relations department is in serious trouble! By Lori Price, www.legitgov.org 06 Aug 2013Five (or seven) years after his death, the ever-useful Ayman al-Zawahiri is baack, issuing new 'al-Qaeda' terror alerts! These new round of terror alerts issued by the Obama administration will provide cover for the next big, fat false flag which, in turn, will provide cover for the illegal surveillance activities of the NSA, CIA, FBI, and -- as we just learned -- the DEA. Here is the CLG compilation of many of the 're-killings' of this useful al-CIAduh operative, back from the media grave...

    Private sector moves into UK's fight against terrorism | 13 Sept 2015 | The private sector is moving into the fight against terrorism as British police and the military are to be offered the chance to hone their skills at a state-of-the-art weapons and tactics centre in a former underground reservoir. The 20m-pounds independent National Firearms and Tactical Training Centre (NFTTC) to be built in Bedford will feature specialist weapons ranges and live-fire houses that can be decked out to create realistic hostage, siege and terrorism scenarios [aka the false flags]. The privately funded 200,000 sq ft centre, due to open in January 2017, will be constructed inside the Manton Lane underground reservoir, which was built in 1935 and decommissioned by Anglia Water in the 1990s.

    Terror warning: Holidaying Britons at serious risk of ISIS attack | 14 Sept 2015 | Concerns are growing for the safety of British tourists holidaying on the tropical paradise of Maldives, as extremists in the state continue to gain influence. More than 200 'island jihadis' are now fighting for Islamic State (ISIS) [I-CIA-SIS] and Al-Qaeda [al-CIAduh] in Syria and Iraq, a startlingly high figure considering the tiny nation has the same population as Coventry.

    Good riddance, sociopath! Malcolm Turnbull sworn in as Australian PM after Tony Abbott lashes out in emotional farewell speech --Malcolm Turnbull sworn in as Australian Prime Minister --Australia gets its fifth prime minister in eight years --Tony Abbott lashes out at culture of 'treachery' in farewell speech | 15 Sept 2015 | Outgoing Prime Minister Tony Abbott attacks "treachery" of fellow Liberal MPs and the media but pledges not to undermine the new leader Malcolm Turnbull. Malcolm Turnbull has been sworn in as prime minister by the Governor General. Tony Abbott has broken his silence, lashing out at the media and backstabbing MPs in his own party.

    UK Labour leadership election: MP Jeremy Corbyn, admirer of Karl Marx, wins landslide victory | 12 Sept 2015 | The Islington North MP, Jeremy Corbyn, has been elected Labour party leader. The 66-year-old winner of one of the key races in recent times has been announced in London. Corbyn, an admirer of Karl Marx, won 59.5 percent of the ballots cast, or 251,417 votes, in the leadership election, winning in the first round...During his election campaign, Corbyn gained supporters from several of the UK's largest trade unions and received the highest number of supporting nominations from Constituency Labour Parties (CLPs). Britain's biggest union, Unite, with 1.4 million members, backed Corbyn in early July, citing his anti-war and anti-austerity policies as the main reasons for throwing their weight behind the candidate.
     
    Israeli forces storm courtyard of Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem | 13 Sept 2015 | Dozens of Israeli police and soldiers carried out a morning raid on the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem, with concussion grenades and tear gas wounding several Palestinians, as part of a security operation. The Temple Mount site, holy to both religions, is being fought over by Muslim and Jewish groups. The police also reportedly detained two guards as they surrounded the compound, entering through the Chain Gate.
     
    Two children dead after measles vaccines. And that's not the worst of it. | 11 Sept 2015 | In Kenya, when two children die shortly after receiving a measles vaccination injection, that's apparently bad for business. Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital Director, John Kibosia, is being vigilant in his pursuit to make sure mothers keep taking their children in for vaccinations even after two children died shortly after receiving them. Furthermore, the cause of death is essentially being left at "undetermined." An "undetermined" death is obviously, well, better for business.
     
    Conservative group launches $1 million anti-Trump ad campaign in Iowa | 15 Sept 2015 | The national conservative group [of corpora-terrorist pimps] Club for Growth announced a 1 million ad campaign attacking Donald Trump in Iowa on Tuesday, marking the most direct and well-funded attempt from within the Republican Party yet to take down its presidential front-runner. Club for Growth President David McIntosh unveiled a pair of TV ads for reporters at a news conference in Washington. One accuses Trump of being a closet liberal and shows images of Democratic contenders Bernie Sanders and Hillary Rodham Clinton. McIntosh said the ads, which are being aired by Club for Growth Action, the organization's super PAC, will hit TV airwaves later this week.
     
    Poll: Trump tops GOP field in California | 13 Sept 2015 | Businessman Donald Trump leads the crowded 2016 Republican presidential field in California, according to a poll releasedSunday morning. The USC Dornsife/LA Times Poll found that 24 percent of Republicans said they would support Trump. Retired pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson is in second place with 18 percent. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) each received 6 percent support.
     
    Tech company: No indication that Clinton's e-mail server was 'wiped' | 12 Sept 2015 | The company that managed Hillary Rodham Clinton's private e-mail server said it has "no knowledge of the server being wiped," the strongest indication to date that tens of thousands of e-mails that Clinton has said were deleted could be recovered...All the e-mails from Clinton's tenure at the State Department were on the server when the device was taken over in June 2013 by Platte River Networks, four months after Clinton left office. A company attorney has said that all of Clinton's e-mails were then migrated to a new server.
     
    Group of armed citizens in Phoenix vows to find I-10 gunman| 12 Sept 2015 | The civilians -- armed with guns, knives, mace and other weapons -- call themselves "Bolt Force." Their mission: Helping authorities solve a rash of shootings along a busy stretch of Interstate 10 in downtown Phoenix and elsewhere in the Arizona capital. They are a stealthy bunch, all dressed in black. They claim 17 members, including men and women of different races. They can be spotted stalking above highway overpasses and patrolling nooks and alleyways around Interstate 10.
     
    Mega barf alert: Maryland students' outrage at regularly being fed school meals that are 'moldy or uncooked' --'They raised our lunches to $3,' said Tamera Perry. 'We're paying $3 for something that's not edible, not organic and it's not healthy.' | 15 Sept 2015 | Outraged students have taken to social media to complain about moldy and under-cooked food shared alongside pictures of stomach-churning meals allegedly served by a Maryland school district. Students at Prince George's County Public Schools posted images of half-pink meat patties, sandwiches that had buns containing mold, expired drinks and hollowed out chicken nuggets on Twitter. But the students said the horrid images of the food items are nothing new to their lunch trays, according to FOX 5.
     
    Special needs student dies after being left on school bus | 12 Sept 2015 | A 19-year old student with special needs died after being left on an empty school bus in Whittier, Calif., on Friday. He was found in a bus in the district's bus parking lot just before 4:30 p.m., slumped in the aisle and in "full arrest," according to the Whittier Daily News...Temperatures in Whittier reached a high of 95 degrees on Friday. Whittier Police Department spokesman Brad White told the Los Angeles Times that the death is being labeled as "suspicious" because there is no evidence that he had a medical condition that would have led to his death.
     
    Whales to gain 'long-sought protections' as navy limits sonar use, activists say | 14 Sept 2015 | A federal court has ordered a settlement in two cases that challenged the United States navy's training and testing activities off the coasts of Hawaii and Southern California. Environmental legal aid organization Earthjustice tells the Guardian that the settlement will secure "long-sought protections for whales, dolphins, and other marine mammals by limiting navy activities in vital habitats". In March, a US district court in Hawaii found that the National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS) improperly gave approval to the navy's use of sonar in the Pacific, an issue long contested by environmental groups that allege sonar is causing damage to marine animals' migration patterns, feeding locations, breeding and ability to hear and communicate.
     
    Valley Fire grows to 67,000 acres with 15 percent containment | 15 Sept 2015 | Firefighters in Lake County made progress on the massive Valley Fire early Tuesday, getting containment to 15 percent as temperatures dipped down and humidity rose around the 67,000-acre burn area where hundreds of homes were torched over the weekend. Thousands of residents remain stranded at evacuation shelters after 100-foot flames tore through the peaceful communities of Middletown and Cobb on Saturday evening, wiping out entire neighborhoods and destroying livelihoods.
     
    Valley Fire in Lake County destroys at least 1,000 homes | 13 Sept 2015 | The fast-moving Valley Fire in Lake County quickly exploded in size to 50,000 acres Sunday morning, prompting the evacuation of thousands of people and destroying at least 1,000 homes, according to the California Department of Forestry and Protection. The fire erupted about 100 miles north of San Francisco Saturday afternoon and rapidly chewed through brush and trees. Entire towns and thousands of residents along a 35-mile stretch of State Route 29 were forced to evacuate, many running as the fire came down the hill toward their homes.
     
    Utah Flash Flood Kills 12, Search on for 1 Missing: Officials | 15 Sept 2015 | Authorities in Utah found four more bodiesTuesday in the aftermath of a flash flood described as a "wall of water" that swept away a van and an SUV near the Utah-Arizona state line Monday, bringing the death toll to 12. Utah Emergency Management announced the discovery at around 2:25 p.m. local time (4:45 p.m. ET). One person is still missing. The floods came after heavy rains fell in the canyons just north of Hildale and its sister town of Colorado City, Arizona, sending waves of water barreling through the streets.
     
    Feed me! Greedy raccoon steals cat food and then demands MORE by banging on a glass door with a rock --It is filmed standing on its back legs and banging on a door with a rock | 15 Sept 2015 | A hungry raccoon has developed an ingenious way to feed herself and her babies - by stealing cat food then knocking on the homeowner's glass door to demand more. Much to the resident's surprise, the greedy mammal developed a habit of using a rock to bang on the door when it wants more food. Capturing its audacious behaviour on camera, she revealed she had nicknamed it Rocksy and despite the raccoon having scratched her glass, said she enjoyed it.
     
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    मुंबई में सिर्फ मराठी बोलने वालों को मिलेगा अॉटो परमिट
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    मुंबई । एक विवादास्पद फैसले के तहत, महाराष्ट्र में भाजपा-शिवसेना सरकार ने फ़ैसला किया है कि भविष्य में ऑटोरिक्शा परमिट केवल मराठी भाषा बोलने वालों को ही जारी किया जाएगा। महाराष्ट्र सरकार के इस फ़ैसले पर रिक्शा चालको की कड़ी प्रतिक्रिया सामने आ रही है। उत्तर...

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    Poet Sukanta Was MURDERED!
     সুকান্তর মৃত্য আত্ম ত্যাগ
    নয় ওটা হল পরিকল্পিত খুন।


    রাশিয়ার মার্কসবাদের লৌহজবনিকা
    যখন উঠেগেল তখন আর্কাইভ থেকে
    উন্মোচিত হল মিত্রোখনিকের
    তথ্যাবলী। তাতে জানাগেল কী বিপুল
    পরিমান টাকা রাশিয়া ভারতের
    কম্যুনিষ্ট পার্টিকে দিয়েছিল তবু
    অনাহারে মরতে হল আদর্শবাদী
    সুকান্তকে।
    স্বাধীনতা নামে অধুনালুপ্ত দৈনিক
    পত্রিকায় কিশোর বিভাগ পরিচালনার
    দ্বায়িত্ব দেওয়া হয়েছিল সুকান্তকে।
    কর্মঠ প্রতিভাদীপ্ত ছেলেটি কী ভাবে
    দিন কাটাত সেখবর কোন মহান কমরেড
    কখনো তার কাছ থেকে নেয় নি। এদের
    বিরুদ্ধে যখন কবি বিদ্রহ করার কথা
    চিন্তা করেছিলেন ততদিনে পার্টি
    সুকৌশলে তার জীবনিশক্তি হরণ করে
    নিয়েছিল।
    কবি বুদ্ধদেব বসু খুব কাছ থেকে
    সুকান্তকে উপলব্ধি করেছিলেন তাই
    তাঁর সুকান্ত প্রবন্ধে লিখেছিলেন
    "সৈনিক পংক্তিতে বন্দি হলে,কোন
    মতবাদের দাসত্ব স্বীকার করলে"।
    সুকান্ত মার্ক্সবাদী পরিবেশে বড়ো
    হয়েছিলেন তার পার্টির দাদারা
    তাকে সবসময় উদ্বুগ্ধ করত পার্টির
    আদর্শে কবিতা লিখতে।
    শেষ জীবন প্রবন্ধে সুকান্তর দাদা
    রাখালদাস ভট্টাচার্য্য লিখেছেন :-
    সুকান্ত তখন স্বৃধীনতা পত্রিকায়
    কিশোর সভা পরিচালনা শুরু করেছে।
    একদিন ওর বৌদিকে সোল্লাসে জানাল
    পার্টি ওয়ার্কাস হিসাবে আমাকে
    মাসে তিরিশটাকা করে দেবে বলেছে।
    সেই তিরিশটাকা দিয়ে কত কি
    কল্পনার ফানুস ওরাচ্ছিল সুকান্ত। কাজ
    করার মধ্যে খাওয়া,প্রয়োজনে ট্রামে
    চেপে পরিশ্রম বাঁচানো খরচও ছিল সেই
    পরিকল্পনার মধ্যে। মাস শেষ হলো
    সুকান্ত বাড়ি ফিরল পাঁচটাকা হাতে
    নিয়ে। হতাশায় মুখ কালো করে
    বৌদিকে বল্ল .....দা বল্লেন তুমি তো
    ঘরের ছেলে তোমাকে আর কি পয়সা
    দেব!! পাঁচটাকা অন্তত সেবার
    সুকান্তকে কিছু খাবার ব্যবস্থা
    করেদিয়ে ছিল। কিন্তু পরের মাসে
    সেটাও জুটল না। বিনিময়ে পেল পাঁচ
    টাকার ট্রামের টিকিট যেটা ভাঙিয়ে
    খাবার জোটানর উপায় ছিলনা। অর্থাৎ
    পরিশ্রম একটু বাঁচলেও উপবাস কায়েম
    থাকল। এসব জানতে পাওয়া যাবে
    রাখলদাসের শেষ জীবন প্রবন্ধের 180
    পাতায়।
    পার্টির কমরেড দের চিকিৎসার জন্য 10
    নং রওডন ষ্ট্রীটে নিজেদের রেড কিওর
    হোম ছিল। সুকান্তকে সেখানে
    কিছুদিন রাখা হয়েছিল। সেখানকার
    পরিস্থিতি সুকান্ত নিজেই বর্ণণা
    করেছেন "পরিবেশ ছিল মনোরম,পার্টির
    হিরোদের সাথে সংযোগ আত্মতৃপ্তি
    দিল,কিন্তু সে হাসপাতালের কোমল
    শয্যা ছিল ওষুধ পথ্যহীন। একথা সুকান্ত
    সমগ্র 345 পৃষ্ঠায় লিপিবদ্ধ আছে।
    রেড কিওর হোম থেকে সুকান্তকে নিয়ে
    আসা হয় তার বাবার কাছে নারকেল
    ডাঙায়। ঠিক হয় সেখানে পার্টির
    ডাক্তার আসবে ইঞ্জেকশন দিতে কিন্তু
    রোজই শুনি ডাক্তার আসে নি। কমরেড
    দের এই রকম প্রবঞ্চনার কথা লেখা
    আছে রাখাল ভট্টাচার্য্যের সুকান্তর
    শেষ জীবন প্রবন্ধের 181 পৃষ্ঠায়।
    হরপ্রসাদ মুখার্জির "লেলিন ভূমিষ্ঠ
    রক্তে" 240 পৃষ্ঠা দেখুন কি লেখা আছে
    :- "সুকান্তর সাথে দেখা করতে গেলে
    সুকান্ত দুঃখ করে বল্ল কাল রাতে খাট
    থেকে পরে গেছিলাম,সারা রাত
    ঘুমাতে পারিনি। গরমে বড় কষ্ট হয়েছে
    নিশ্বাস বন্ধ হয়ে আসে। আমাকে একটা
    টেবিল ফ্যান জোগার করে দিতে
    পারবে"!!
    পার্টির প্রতি মহভঙ্গ অনেক আগেই
    হয়েছিল সুকান্তর বিশেষ করে কম্যুনিষ্ট
    পার্টির ব্রিটিস সরকার কে
    সহযোগীতা,স্বাধীনতা আন্দোলনের
    বিরধীতা,বিপ্লবি দের পুলিশে ধরিয়ে
    দেওয়া এসব তার ভাল লাগেনি তাই
    তিনি বিদ্রোহের সুরে বলেছেন
    "তাহলে বুঝব তোমরা মাশুষ নও, গোপনে
    গোপনে দেশদ্রহীর পতাকা বও"।
    মরার আগে সুকান্ত স্পষ্ট ভাষাতে
    বন্ধুকে চিঠিতে লিখেছেন "আমার খবর?
    শরীর মন দুটোই দূর্বল, অবিশ্রান্ত
    আঘাতে আঘাতে মানুষ যে সময়
    পৃথিবীর উপর বিতশ্রদ্ধ হয়ে ওঠে ঠিক
    সেই সময় এসেছে আমার জীবনে"।
    এই আঘাত সুকান্তকে কে বা কারা
    দিয়েছিল?? টাটা বিড়লা??
    আমেরিকা?? নাকি তারুই পার্টির
    কমরেড দাদা ভাইরা?? কী মনে হচ্ছে
    আপনাদের??
    রাশিয়া থেখে টাকা আসত সেই
    টাকায় বড় বড় ভবন তৈরী হত আর
    সুকান্তর মত না খেতে পেয়ে ক্ষয় রোগে
    কিম্বা যক্ষা অথবা নানারকম রোগে
    ভুগে মরেছে গ্রাম বাংলার অসংখ্য
    নির্বোধ কমরেড। তাদের আত্মত্যাগের
    দৃষ্টান্ত দেখিয়ে নতুন প্রজন্মকে ঐ একই
    লাইনে ফেলে নব প্রজন্মর ভবিষ্যত
    ধ্বংশ করা হয়েছে। বাধ্যতামূলক মৃত্যুকে
    মহিমা দিয়ে বলেছে আত্ম ত্যাগ।
    কিন্তু আমরা যা বিশ্লেষন করে দেখতে
    পাচ্ছি তাহল সুকান্তর মৃত্য আত্ম ত্যাগ
    নয় ওটা হল পরিকল্পিত খুন।


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  • 09/16/15--03:12: [|][|][|]"জাগো ত্রিপুরাবাসী জাগো"[|][|][|] ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: স্বপ্নের ছোট্ট পাহাড়ি রাজ্য আমাদের এই "ত্রিপুরা"। আজ ৩৩ বছরের বামফ্রন্ট শাসনে উপাধি পেয়েছে "স্বর্ণযুগ"!!!! তাই আজ আমার বন্ধুদের উদ্দেশ্যে শুধুমাত্র আজকের দিনের কিছু পেপার কাটিং জুড়ে দিলাম। জীবনে কখনও ভাবিনি, এইরকম দিনও ত্রিপুরাবাসীকে একদিন দেখতে হবে!!!!! সত্যি সত্যি ত্রিপুরা রাজ্যটিতে স্বর্ণযুগ চলছে নাকি নরকযুগ চলছে তার বিচারের দায়ভার আপনাদের কাঁধেই ছাড়লাম।
  • [|][|][|]"জাগো ত্রিপুরাবাসী জাগো"[|][|][|]
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    স্বপ্নের ছোট্ট পাহাড়ি রাজ্য আমাদের এই "ত্রিপুরা"।

    আজ ৩৩ বছরের বামফ্রন্ট শাসনে উপাধি পেয়েছে "স্বর্ণযুগ"!!!!

    তাই আজ আমার বন্ধুদের উদ্দেশ্যে শুধুমাত্র আজকের দিনের কিছু পেপার কাটিং জুড়ে দিলাম।


    জীবনে কখনও ভাবিনি, এইরকম দিনও ত্রিপুরাবাসীকে একদিন দেখতে হবে!!!!!

    সত্যি সত্যি ত্রিপুরা রাজ্যটিতে স্বর্ণযুগ চলছে নাকি নরকযুগ চলছে তার বিচারের দায়ভার আপনাদের কাঁধেই ছাড়লাম।


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    যারা যারা এই নিরিহ, নিরাপরাধ ছাত্র টাকে মারল তাদের শাস্তি হবেনা ?


    এর বিরুদ্ধেও প্রতিবাদ হোক।


    ছাত্র পেটান হোক আর ছাত্রকে হত্যা কারি এই পুলিশ কে ধিক্কার।


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    আজকের দিনে বাজারে কোনো ঘেসো নেই৷ আছে শুধু মানুষ আর কিছু বনমানুষ৷ বনমানুষ গুলোর হিসাব রাখুন৷২০১৬ নির্বাচনের পরে দরকার হবে৷ এবারের হিসাব খুব কঠিন হবে৷ কোনো 15G, 15H, 80C, 80CC, 80CCA তে ছাড় দেয়া হবে না৷

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    কলকাতা, ১৫ই সেপ্টেম্বর— চাকরি নিয়ে বেকারদের সঙ্গে প্রতারণা করা হলে মুখ্যমন্ত্রীকে নবান্নের ঠান্ডা ঘরে বসতে দেওয়া হবে না। হুঁশিয়ারি দিলো বামপন্থী ছাত্র-যুবরা। শিক্ষক নিয়োগ পরীক্ষা টেটকে স্বচ্ছ ও দুর্নীতিমুক্ত করার দাবিতে মঙ্গলবার রাজভবন অভিযান ছিল ছাত্র-যুবদের। ১১ই অক্টোবর টেটে দুর্নীতি রুখতে ছাত্র-যুবদের দাবিগুলি নিয়ে শিক্ষামন্ত্রীর সঙ্গে কথা বলবেন বলে রাজ্যপাল জানিয়েছেন।

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    ঠান্ডা ঘরে বসে বেকারদের প্রতারণার ব্লু-প্রিন্ট যদি তৈরি হয় তাহলে লাখো যৌবনের ঢেউ নবান্ন থেকে নামিয়ে মুখ্যমন্ত্রীর কাছে জবাব চাইবে।

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    এবারের টেট কেন পিছিয়ে দেওয়া হলো? টেটের ও এম আর সিটের কার্বন কপি কেন পরীক্ষার্থীদের দেওয়া হবে না? দুর্নীতিতে সুবিধা হয়, তার জন্য? অন্যান্য রাজ্যে ও এম আর সিটের কার্বন কপি দেওয়া হয়। রাজ্যের চাকরিপ্রার্থীরা কেন পাবে না? জয়েন্টে তো কার্বন কপি দেওয়া হয়।

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    A Hindutva group demands a meat ban during the Durga Puja festival even though animal sacrifice is an important ritual for some Bengali Hindus.
    SCROLL.IN|BY GARGA CHATTERJEE

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    Hello,

    Now that I've quit my full time job, I'm free to take up reporting assignments. Here are a few articles on Kandhamal, Orissa and a unique women's struggle in Munnar, Kerala that I wrote recently on  such assignments.

    A Green Blood Women's Revolution In Munnar
    By Binu Mathew
    http://www.countercurrents.org/mathew130915.htm

    A Church That Has Become A Cow Shed!
    By Binu Mathew
    http://www.countercurrents.org/mathew100915.htm

    When Brinda Karat Became Emotional In Kandhamal
    By Binu Mathew
    http://www.countercurrents.org/mathew040915.htm

    Kandhamal: A Shame To Secular Polity Of India
    By Binu Mathew
    http://www.countercurrents.org/mathew290815.htm

    I would like to report on peace initiatives, people's struggles/movements, human rights, climate change issues and all those issues that Countercurrents deals with regularly. These reports would be published in Countercurrents.org and hopefully it will     give a fillip to place the issues in front of a perceptive global community and set in motion a chain reaction to take the issues to wider public.

    If you have anything in mind feel free to contact me. I'm here for you.

    In Solidarity
    Binu Mathew
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    Dalits Media Watch

    News Updates 16.09.15


    Teacher thrashing boy mercilessly in Karnataka - Zee News

    http://zeenews.india.com/news/karnataka/karnataka-video-footage-showing-teacher-thrashing-boy-goes-viral_1759236.html

    DEAL seeks records from SC/ST panel - The Times Of India

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/dehradun/DEAL-seeks-records-from-SC/ST-panel/articleshow/48947879

    No manual scavenging during Mahamaham: Municipality - The Times Of India

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/trichy/No-manual-scavenging-during-Mahamaham-Municipality/articleshow/48970407.cms

    Caste bias: House panel warns people of action - The Hindu

    HTTP://WWW.THEHINDU.COM/NEWS/NATIONAL/ANDHRA-PRADESH/CASTE-BIAS-HOUSE-PANEL-WARNS-PEOPLE-OF-ACTION/ARTICLE7656905.ECE

    Rajputs, Dalits promise to stay peacefully - The Tribune

    http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/haryana/rajputs-dalits-promise-to-stay-peacefully/133477.html

    SC students approach DC - The Tribune

    http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/jalandhar/sc-students-approach-dc/133697.html

    Third gender's body found in Howrah - Zee News

    http://zeenews.india.com/news/west-bengal/third-genders-body-found-in-howrah_1795365.html

    The door is still not open - The Indian Express

    http://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/the-door-is-still-not-open/

     

    Note: Please find attachment for DMW Hindi (PDF)

     

    Zee News

     

    Teacher thrashing boy mercilessly in Karnataka

    http://zeenews.india.com/news/karnataka/karnataka-video-footage-showing-teacher-thrashing-boy-goes-viral_1759236.html

     

    Mangaluru: Video footage of a teacher thrashing a student who has a fractured arm has gone viral on social media.

     

    A complaint in this regard was yesterday lodged at Vittal police station by Dalit Seva Samiti leader Sheshappa with police, saying that the incident had occurred a few days back.

     

    Sheshappa called for stringent action against Somasundara Shastri, the Veda teacher who is seen beating and abusing the boy.

     

    The footage, shot on mobile phone, shows the teacher beating the boy while asking him whether he was a 'Brahmin' or a 'Kshatriya.'

     

    The complainant said the boy was reportedly punished for some mischief in class.

     

    A copy of the complaint has also been sent to the Women and Children's Welfare department while police said they have sought more details from the complainant. 

    PTI 


    The Times Of India

     

    DEAL seeks records from SC/ST panel

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/dehradun/DEAL-seeks-records-from-SC/ST-panel/articleshow/48947879.

     

    ,TNN | Sep 13, 2015, 09.47 PM IST

     

    DEHRADUN: A week after the SC/ST commission recommended registration of an FIR against a senior scientist of the Defence Electronic Application Laboratory (DEAL), Dehradun, on allegations of bias, the DRDO wing has sought documents and evidence against the alleged accused. 


    Complainant Jagdish Kumar, a technical officer, has alleged that his assessing officer, the scientist, was biased against him due to his caste and had reduced his annual grades that are crucial for promotion. 


    Kumar had approached the police and the department against R K Aggarwal, group H-level scientist, posted at DEAL, Dehradun. After going through all the material on record, the commission had passed the order of registering the FIR under SC/ST Act on August 31. 


    However, DEAL, a wing of the Defence Research and Development Organization, is keen to get supporting documents and evidence before registering an FIR and has also sought certain clarifications in the matter. 

     
    DEAL officials had shot off a letter to the panel on September 7. In the letter, a copy of which is with TOI, the DRDO wing sought clarification if the FIR is to be registered before the departmental committee submits its findings or after that. 

     
    Speaking with TOI, the SC/ST commission's deputy chairperson Rajendra Barakoti said: "I am yet to see the letter, but it is strange that DEAL is seeking evidence and documents but not taking action as per the order." 

     
    Meanwhile, the complainant has written to the commission, seeking compliance report of the order passed on August 31. "It is disheartening that DEAL is dilly-dallying in registering the FIR as per the commission's order. I am also surprised that now a committee has been formed to scrutinize my complaint and evidence submitted in the commission." 


    The SC/ST panel has directed the DEAL director to take cognizance of the evidence before registering an FIR against the scientist under relevant sections of the SC/ST Act. 


    In his complaint, Kumar had alleged that Aggarwal, his reviewing officer had deducted his annual marks that were crucial for promotion due to caste bias. "Assessing officers have always given me good marks on the basis of my work and contribution. But the reviewing officer, Aggarwal, who was biased against me, deliberately used to deduct my marks. It scuttled my promotion for more than four years." 

     The Times Of India

     

    No manual scavenging during Mahamaham: Municipality

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/trichy/No-manual-scavenging-during-Mahamaham-Municipality/articleshow/48970407.cms

     

    TNN | Sep 15, 2015, 03.05 PM IST:

    The Kumbakonam municipality has said that a special vigilance team has been formed and more than 200 bio-toilets connected with underground drainage channels are being installed to make sure that there would be no instances of manual scavenging during the Mahamaham festival, to be conducted in February, 2016. 


    The municipality in its reply to the chief secretary, municipal administration and water supply department, government of Tamil Nadu and A Narayanan, director, CHANGE India, also said that steps were being taken to ensure that the festival site remained free of plastic. 


    Sections 5, 6 and 7 of Prohibition of Employment of Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act, 2013 prohibit the employment of manual scavengers and hazardous cleaning of sewers and drains. Forcing workers into manual scavenging is a non-bailable offence that can lead to imprisonment and fine. 

     
    "The previous Mahamaham festival attracted over 35 lakh devotees, which is likely to touch half a crore this time. The toilet facilities become inadequate due to the huge number of devotees who turn up for the festival. Conservancy workers are called from the neighbouring areas on a temporary basis to remove garbage and for cleaning work including manual scavenging," A Narayanan had said in his letter to the chief secretary, municipal administration and water supply department, government of Tamil Nadu. 


    Based on his letter, the chief secretary had sought a clarification from the municipality, and the civic body claimed that 148 temporary toilets and 48 bio-toilets were being installed at the Mahamaham festival site, which would be connected to UGD channels, to rule out the possibility of manual scavenging. 


    Rajagopal, executive engineer, Kumbakonam municipality, said, "All necessary steps are being taken by the municipality to ensure that there is no manual scavenging during Mahamaham festival. Arrangements have been made to provide safety gears to the conservancy workers, including hand gloves, boots and masks." 


    A statutory vigilance committee has been formed under Section 24 of the Act which includes the municipality commissioner, town planning and health officer, sanitary inspectors and social workers, he said. 


    Expressing satisfaction over the municipality's move, Narayanan urged to ensure effective enforcement of the plan during the festival.

     

    The Hindu

     

    Caste bias: House panel warns people of action

    HTTP://WWW.THEHINDU.COM/NEWS/NATIONAL/ANDHRA-PRADESH/CASTE-BIAS-HOUSE-PANEL-WARNS-PEOPLE-OF-ACTION/ARTICLE7656905.ECE

     

    CORRESPONDENT

    Expressing concern over reports on caste discrimination and two tumbler system, being in vogue in the rural areas, SC House committee chairman V. Anita warned people of stringent action under the Act and asked officials to look into it. She was responding to a report submitted by of Dalit Bahujan Shramik Union general secretary P. Chittibabu here on Tuesday.

     

    Mr. Chittibabu informed her about the ban on entry of Dalits in temples at Jakkuva in Mentada and Kota Sirlam in Ramabhadrapuram mandal and the two tumbler practice at Vempadam (Poosapatirega mandal), Narasimhunipeta (Bobbili), Saripalli (Nellimarla), Veerasagaram (Badangi), Gundalapeta (Denkada),and B. Rajeru (Bondapalli mandal).

     

    Approach road

    Further, he also complained that officials were not responding to his repeated pleas for an approach road to the burial grounds at B. Rajeru (Bondapalli) and Datti in Dattirajeru mandal. He alleged that the police had registered bind over cases against Dalits for seeking a way to the burial ground at B. Rajeru.

     

    Welfare hostel inspected

    Earlier, Ms. Anita along with other members A. Ananda Rao (Amalapuram) and K. Jogulu(Palakonda), Additional Joint Collector Nageswara Rao inspected the menu at the SC welfare hostel at Venugopalapuram in Nellimarla mandal and expressed dissatisfaction over the quality of food.

    She directed the officials to change the agency.

     The Tribune

     

    Rajputs, Dalits promise to stay peacefully

    http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/haryana/rajputs-dalits-promise-to-stay-peacefully/133477.html

     

    Sunit Dhawan  Tribune News Service  Rohtak, September 15

     The stalemate between the Rajput and Dalit communities of Baniyani village in the district was finally resolved today after a marathon meeting among members of both communities and top district and police functionaries.

    Members of both communities signed an agreement and submitted sworn statements maintaining that they would stay peacefully and not indulge in any clash.

     Deputy Commissioner DK Behera, who chaired the meeting, told The Tribune that both communities sorted out their differences and tendered mutual apologies. They had agreed to withdraw cases against each other, he added.

     "The village peace committee will monitor the activities of youngsters. CCTV cameras will be installed at Government Senior Secondary School at the village," he said.

     Rohtak SP Shashank Anand, who was also present at the meeting, said the village elders had demanded the establishment of a permanent police post at Baniyani. "We have told them to identify a chunk of land or building to set up a police post," he said, adding that police deployment at the village would continue as of now and would be gradually scaled down.

    The SP said a proposal to establish a police post would be sent to the state authorities. Till then, regular and frequent patrolling of the village would continue with special focus on the school premises and other sensitive points.

     The district authorities gave an assurance to the villagers that a youth injured in the clash would be provided suitable employment at DC rates.

     Dalit community member Ompal and Rajput community member Mahender said they had resolved to maintain peace and order at the village.

     The Tribune

     SC students approach DC

    http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/jalandhar/sc-students-approach-dc/133697.html

     

    Tribune News Service , Jalandhar, September, 15

     Students from the SCcommunity studying atthe HMV College for Women, Jalandhar, today approached the Deputy Commissioner seeking his intervention as the college authorities have been asking them to pay examination fee.

     The students alleged that under Post Metric Scholarship Scheme for SC/ST and OBC student, they were entitled free education in the college. However, the principal of the college have been asking them for university examination fees over and over again.

     A BA-I student said, "There are many SC students in the college, who are being harassed by the college officials. They are not able to concentrate on their studies under such circumstances. I have appeared for English examination without much preparation as they college was asking for university fee over and over. I have already paid Rs 5,000 to college when I took admission."

     The delegation of students has been led by the ward no 53 councillor Vipan Kumar, who said that the disappointed has approached him several times on the same issue.

     Speaking to the Jalandhar Tribune on the issue, HMV College Principal Dr Rekha Kalia Bhardwaj said, "We are yet to receive Rs 1.50 crore from the government under the same scheme. How can we run a college without funds? I have discussed the issue with Rajesh Bagha, Chairman, SC Commission, Punjab, several times. Now, I am going to meet DC tomorrow again."

     She said, "Rs 5,000 that has taken from students is refundable. Meanwhile, we are asking for the university examination fee, which we don't use for college purposes. I have asked the students to pay the university fee in installments if they are unable to pay in one go."

     Zee News

     

    Third gender's body found in Howrah

    http://zeenews.india.com/news/west-bengal/third-genders-body-found-in-howrah_1795365.html

     

    Last Updated: Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 21:49

     

    Howrah (WB): The body of a thirdgender, who was stated to be a member of thirdgender development organisation, was found at Shyampur area in Howrah district on Saturday, a senior police officer said.

     

    The body of Deepa Haji, a functionary of the thirdgender development organisation, was found from the toilet of the house of another transgender, where she had gone on being invited, the officer said.

     

    A wire was found lying on the side of the body which bore injury marks on throat, the officer said adding police lodged a murder case on its own but none was arrested till now.

     

    According to her family, Deepa got a mobile call in the afternoon hours yesterday about the funeral of a member of the community in Shyampur area and left her residence to attend the function.

     

    As she did not return till late night and her mobile was switched off, her family and friends informed the police and her body was found this morning.

     

    The person, who had called Deepa, could not be traced in her house.

     The Indian Express

     

    The door is still not open

    http://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/the-door-is-still-not-open/

     

    Debates over affirmative action reflect the resilience of bastions of privilege.

     

    Abdul Khaliq

    In the wake of Hardik Patel's theatrics demanding reservation for the prosperous Patel community in Gujarat, there has been a concerted appeal for a review of the policy of affirmative action, based on the well-worn arguments that reservation has hardened caste identities; that discrimination against Dalits is a thing of the past; that reservation is eroding efficiency in administration; that Dalits are now empowered and have a sizeable share of government posts, etc. Convoluted, impractical methods to recalibrate the reservation calculus are being trotted out. Baijayant Panda, a BJD Lok Sabha MP from Odisha, invoked a 2013 analysis by The Economist on the debatable benefits of reservation to endorse the view that making government service representative rather than capable "makes it hard to remove the dysfunctional or corrupt", thereby smearing the beneficiaries of reservation with the most odious attributes. The unmistakable subtext is that reservations must be scrapped

     Casteism in this country has never needed props and it is a mistake to blame the reservation policy for strengthening caste identity. Caste consciousness is integral to our everyday lives; we are all scarred by it. So ingrained is caste in our collective psyche that even a Dalit who converts to Christianity or Sikhism or Islam is hobbled by her social origins. An irrational belief in Dalit inferiority is embedded in our culture. Recognising the social exclusion and oppression faced by Dalits, our founding fathers ensured that the Constitution had provisions such as Article 46, which says: "The state shall promote with special care the educational and economic interests of the weaker sections… and in particular of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and shall protect them from social injustice and all forms of exploitation." More than six decades later, we are nowhere near fulfilling this pledge. For purveyors of the myth that discrimination against Dalits is no longer a social problem — the "look at Mayawati" argument — reports from the last few days must be discomfiting. Dalit families in Yellaram village in Telangana recently allegedly faced a social boycott because some of them had been in the vicinity of two temples. As retribution, they were not offered work and their children were denied milk.

     In another incident in Karnataka, upper castes reportedly imposed a penalty of Rs 1,000 on four Dalit women for entering a temple. According to home ministry estimates, thousands of atrocities against Dalits are committed every year. In 2013, there were 39,408 registered cases of atrocities against SC/ STs. Many more went unreported. Panda's aforementioned article celebrates the fact that the "proportion of Dalits at the highest levels of the civil services has increased from just 1.6 per cent to 11.5 per cent in 2011". What is conveniently glossed over is the fact that in 2011, out of 149 secretary-level posts at the Centre, where decision-making is concentrated, there was not a single SC officer. SCs and STs constitute almost 45.5 per cent of the safai karamcharis (sweepers) employed by the government. Needless to say, nobody begrudges them the disproportionate share of these posts.

     The resentment against reservation seems heartless when one considers that affirmative action is restricted to only a fraction of the millions of jobs where Dalits are otherwise marginalised. Critics never tire of using the phoney pennant of merit to vilify Dalits, ignoring the complexities and rationale behind affirmative action. In our caste-ridden social milieu, a common mischievous assumption is that Dalits are at the bottom on account of their inherent inferiority. Sadly, recent judgments of the apex court have placed equality of opportunity in the narrowest sense above social justice by undermining reservations as conflicting with efficiency and excellence

     How different that is from the worldview of Aristotle who, recognising the unevenness of social structures and relations, moderated the universal ideal of equal treatment of all human beings with his observation that justice implied the equal treatment of similar persons. Indeed, equal treatment of the unequal is an insidious way of perpetuating inequality. As Justice O. Chinnappa Reddy pointed out in a 1985 judgment: While "efficiency is not to be discounted, it cannot be used as a camouflage to let the upper classes take advantage of the backward classes in its name and to monopolise the services, particularly the higher posts and the professional institutions". In our elitist world, there is not a murmur when the state gives huge annual tax concessions to industry, or when people's representatives sanction generous privileges for themselves. But the same society is outraged at the crumbs given to its most exploited and oppressed sections.

    The sheer virulence of the assault on affirmative action is evidence that the bastions of privilege will never willingly open their doors to Dalits. It is not the policy of reservations but the selfishness and prejudice of the privileged that stymie the national goal of a casteless society.

     (The writer, a former civil servant, is secretary general of the Lok Janshakti Party)

     News monitored by AMRESH & AJEET


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       হায়দার আকবর খান রনো

    "... এরশাদ সামরিক শাসন বিরোধী গণআন্দোলন ১৯৯০-এর ডিসেম্বর পর্যন্ত টানা চলেছে। এর মধ্যে নানা ধরণের রাজনৈতিক মেরুকরণ ঘটেছে। অনেক দলের ভাঙ্গাগড়া হযেছে। আমাদের দলেরও ভাঙ্গন হয়েছে। 

    জাসদের ভাঙ্গন হয়েছে কয়েক দফায়। ১৯৮৩ সালেই মেজর জলিল জাসদ থেকে বেরিয়ে গেলেন। যিনি এক সময় বই লিখেছিলেন 'সমাজতন্ত্র মুক্তির পথ' তিনি 'ইসলামী সমাজ' গড়ার ঘোষণা দিয়ে এদিক ওদিক ঘুরলেন। জাসদের নেপথ্য নায়ক সিরাজুল আলম খান ও আসম রব আন্দোলন বিরোধী ভূমিকা নিলেন। এক পর্যায়ে এরশাদের মেকি পার্লামেন্টে আসম রব বিরোধী দলীয় নেতার আসন অলংকৃত করে এরশাদ কর্তৃক পুরুষ্কৃত ও জাসদের জঙ্গি কর্মীদের দ্বারা নিন্দিত হলেন। পরবর্তী আরেক পর্যায়ে শাহজাহান সিরাজ ও হাসানুল হক ইনুর মধ্যে ভাঙ্গন হল। শাহজাহান সিরাজ সংবিধানের ৭ম সংশোধনীতে ভোট দিলেন, যা এরশাদের রাজত্বকে আইনি স্বীকৃতি দিয়েছিল। 

    বাসদেরও ভাঙন হল। বাসদের ছোট একাংশ আলাদা হয়ে আলাদা দল করল। খালেকুজ্জামান ও আফম মাহবুবুল হকের নেতৃত্বে দুই বাসদ। মোহাম্মদ তোয়াহার নেতৃত্বাধীন সাম্যবাদী দলেও ভাঙন হয়েছিল। আওয়ামী লীগেও ভাঙন ঘটে। আবদুর রাজ্জাকের নেতৃত্বে গঠিত হয়েছিল 'বাকশাল' নামে একটি দল। এই বাকশাল আর ১৯৭৫-এর বাকশাল অবশ্য এক নয়। মিজান আওয়ামী লীগ বিলুপ্ত হল। কারণ মিজানুর রহমান চৌধুরী নিজেই এরশাদের দলে ও সরকারে যোগ দিলেন। বিভিন্ন দল থেকে অনেক নামকরা নেতা ডিগবাজি খেলেন। যারা প্রথম দিকে এরশাদ বিরোধী আন্দোলনে ছিলেন, তাদের অনেকেই মন্ত্রিত্বের টোপ গিলে রাতারাতি এরশাদের দলে চলে গেলেন। কাজী জাফর তাদের অন্যতম। তিনি শেষ পর্যায়ে এরশাদ সরকারের প্রধানমন্ত্রী পর্যন্ত হয়েছিলেন। 

    এরশাদ সামরিক সরকার যাদেরকে দূর্নীতির অভিযোগে সামরিক আদালতে বিচার করে জেলে পুরেছিল, তাদের কেউ কেউ এরশাদের মন্ত্রিসভায় স্থান পেয়েছিলেন। যেমন মওদুদ আহমেদ। এরশাদের নয় বছরের শাসনামল দেখিয়ে দিল আমাদের অধিকাংশ বুর্জোয়া নেতাদের সামান্যতম বিশ্বাসযোগ্যতা নাই, নীতি আদর্শ চরিত্র বলতে কিছুই নাই। এ সব ঘটনা চোখের সামনেই দেখেছি। 

    একবার কাপ্তেন হালিম চৌধুরীর ধানমন্ডিস্থ বাসায় ১৫ ও ৭ দলের লিঁয়াজো কমিটির সভা হল। দুপুরে তিনি ভালো খাওযা দাওয়ার ব্যবস্থা করেছিলেন। আন্দোলনের কর্মসূচি নিয়ে আলোচনা হল। কাপ্তেন হালিম চৌধুরী স্বয়ং দায়িত্ব নিলেন মানিকগঞ্জের কর্মসূচি সফল করার। আশ্চর্যের বিষয় সেদিনই সন্ধ্যা বেলায় টিভির খবরে জানলাম তিনি এরশাদ সরকারের মন্ত্রী হয়েছেন। কাজী জাফর আহমদ আমাকে বলেছিলেন, 'হালিম চৌধুরীকে অস্কার প্রাইজ দেয়া উচিত। দেখলে কেমন চমৎকার অভিনয় করলেন।' ঠিক তার কয়েকদিন পর দেখলাম কাজী জাফরও মন্ত্রী হয়েছেন। এরপর একদিন এক বিয়ের অনুষ্ঠানে মওদুদ আহমদের সঙ্গে দেখা। প্রসঙ্গক্রমে তিনি বললেন, 'তোমরা কাজী জাফরের সঙ্গে এতকাল ছিলে কী করে, এত সহজে মন্ত্রীত্বের টোপ গিলল?' আশ্চর্য ! তার মাত্র দু'দিন পর দেখি মওদুদ সাহেবও মন্ত্রী হয়েছেন॥"

    - হায়দার আকবর খান রনো / শতাব্দী পেরিয়ে ॥ [ তরফদার প্রকাশনী - অক্টোবর, ২০১২ । পৃ: ৩৮৬-৩৮৭ ]

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