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Editorial : SOS – APPEAL TO H.E.HONOURABLE PRESIDENT OF INDIA & HONOURABLE CHIEF JUSTICE OF INDIA
- Vested Interests , Criminals silencing a journalist
Even after 62 years of india’s independence , the plight of commonman has worsened. Corrupt public servants , corrupt judges , corrupt police , etc are proving to be parasites leading 5-star lifestyles at taxpayer’s expense. They in their greed for money , bribe are aiding & abetting terrorists , separatists , naxalites, underworld mafia , etc covertly & overtly , backstabbing our motherland. These corrupt public servants are more cruel than Jalianwallah Bagh butcher General Dyer of british army. If Mahatma Gandhi was alive today , he would have been disgusted with the present way of democratic government , functioning of public servants & would have died heart broken. If our freedom martyrs like sri.Bhagath Singh or Sri. Madan Lal Dingra or Sri.Subhash Chandra Bose would have been alive , they would have given a befitting reply to this corrupt police , corrupt judges , public servants.
Whenever , a commonman raises his voice for justice , he is silenced in various ways by the criminal nexus. The said criminal nexus has previously tried to silence me in many ways including attempts to murder , closure of newspaper , etc , now the same criminal nexus is at it again. They are trying to silence me , to close my newspaper , to foist false cases against me , all for asking the following QUESTIONS , which public servants are afraid to answer. Even if they succeed in silencing me , TRUTH NEVER DIES, THE COMPLICITY OF HIGHEST CONSTITUTIONAL FUNCTIONARIES IN COVERING-UP , HIDING CRIMES IS FOR ALL THERE TO SEE. If Anything untoward happens to me or my family members , both of you H.E.Honourable President of India & Honourable chief Justice of India will be responsible , accountable for that. If police or other law enforcing agencies , ask me- the complainant , to come over to police station repeatedly for inquiry ( as they did previously) instead of asking the accused high & mighty persons , to come over to police station at least once , the police , the court & the government is liable to pay me damages .
In India corruption has spread it’s tentacles far & wide. Corrupt few among judiciary are selling judicial orders , police are fixing innocents letting off the rich criminals , manipulating evidences , people’s representatives are taking money even for asking questions in parliament , for releasing money under MPLAD scheme , etc. many of the public servants are selling their official duties for some consideration. These greedy corrupt public servants are worse than street side prostitutes who sell off their own body for a living. However the corrupt public servants who take hefty pay & perks from the government sell off their official duties , their ethics , honesty , in their greed for more money.There are even worse corrupt parasites , police who even take commission from these hapless street side prostitutes.
Take two recent examples , in mysore a little kid of a villager was not properly attended to for nearly 15 days by any doctor in government K.R.Hospital , just for the reason that villager was unable to pay bribe. Finally the kid died in the hospital. Even in ESIC Hospital , mysore although the services are paid by employees by monthly contribution , services are dismal . almost every official in ESIC Mysore demand bribe for consultation , medical test , issue of medicines , bill reimbursement , etc.
Now , take another example how the flyover collapsed in delhi or 15 storey building collapsed in Bangalore. Still mystery shrouds , cover up is taking place with respect to this building collapse. Is it not due to the failure of town planning authorities like BDA , BBMP, etc ? there is complete mystery regarding the casualties of this building collapse , what labour commissioner is doing ? even in mysore , at Infosys construction project site many casualties have taken place , but not properly recoreded by authorities , why ?
Now , the hard fact is that if one has money he can do anything & get away . at this juncture , disillusioned with the corrupt government system , the educated unemployed or victimized youths become a fertile ground for raising of anti social movements like naxalism , mafia or separatist movements , religious fundamentalists , etc. this has already happened in India.
This is an open appeal to your excellency & the honest few in public service , to check this growth & to take India towards Mahatma’s swaraj. The public servants mentioned in the following articles are shielding corrupt criminals , by refusing to answer questions , will you make them cough up TRUTH IN FULL ? e-voice has appealed to authorites offering services in apprehending tax thieves & other criminals , but public servants are not interested to utilize our services lest their criminal pals are get caught ? ARE YOU READY TO CATCH TAX THIEVES & OTHER CRIMINALS BY TAKING OUR SERVICES ?
Bihar type mob justice cases will become more frequent leading to anarchy , rise of naxalism , terrorism & Underworld in india. The cause for all this CORRUPT PUBLIC SERVANTS in India. When common people don’t get justice by police , by courts of law , rich mighty criminals get away from punishment & people’s representatives in parliament / state legislatures legalizes the crimes of their rich friends , criminals , anti nationals , the justice becomes a mirage to common man , democracy a farce.
Just consider following examples , PMO official leaks out nuclear secrets to enemy countries endangering the security of India , a government official gives driving license , ration card , voter identity card to a Pakistani terrorist , a police official issues gun license to anti national Terrorist , a police official applies 3rd degree torture to a poor innocent to cover up rich criminal , a police official murders a poor innocent in lock-up , fake encounter to cover
up rich criminal , a judge issues bail , other judicial orders for a price to anti national , a police officer destroys evidence , delays investigation to aid rich criminal , etc , all these public servants are least bothered about either the well being / security of our motherland India or our countrymen . they are concerned only about the kick backs they get . even higher officials , courts are not taking any action against such corrupt anti national officials , why ?
In these circumstances , the aggrieved mass of people to protect the security of our motherland India ,to uphold law , to protect themselves , in exercise of their CONSTITUTIONALLY ENSHRINED FUNDAMENTAL DUTIES ( ie to uphold constitution of India , to protect the unity , integrity of the country , to protect the rights of fellow country men eliminate , kill such CORRUPT ANTI NATIONAL PUBLIC SERVANTS when all the avenues for seeking justice have failed , is it not justified in the interest of country ?
Do remember that hard liners among our independence struggle like shri . subash Chandra bose , shri. Bhagath singh & others have contributed to our independence struggle immensely. However their actions at that point of time as per then prevailing laws of britishers were termed as illegal , although it did good to our motherland & our countrymen.
However in democracy this should not happen as this violence leads to anarchy , more violence. this anarchy can be controlled only by the corrupt public servants , whose making it is . they must mend their corrupt practices , must strictly work for the welfare of our motherland , the courts must punish the corrupt public servants severely. Then alone bapuji’s true swaraj can be built.
The sad fact is that instead of mending their ways , the corrupt public servants have increased their personal security & taking more and more kick backs. God only must protect them from dog’s death at the hands of mass of people.
We at e-Voice for Justice believes in equitable justice , peace & non violence and hereby only analyzing the causes for bihar type mob violences , rise of naxalism , terrorism , under world in India. Our analysis is a social pointer to the things to come in near future , in India , ways to protect democracy in India.
In the democratic india , whenever a citizen suffers from injustice , violation of constitutionally guaranteed fundamental rights / human rights he can appeal to the higher Authorities for justice , then to the next higher authority in the hierarchy . if it fails he can approach the police , courts of justice. Finally he can appeal to the
first citizen of the country & supreme court of india . Now , corruption is more prevalent in police & judiciary. To my numerous appeals for justice , e-voice’s appeals for justice concerning public good , the public servants have failed to perform , the police have taken biased action & finally H.E.PRESIDENT OF INDIA , HONOURABLE CHIEF JUSTICE OF INDIA are mum. They have failed to perform their constitutional duties. All the doors of justice are closed for me.
e-voice has brought to the notice of government cases of rights violations , crimes , tax evasions by public servants &
corporate bodies , it also offerred it’s services in apprehending corporate criminals stealing crores of tax money. there was no response . the police & authorities are keen , over zealous in apprehending & prosecuting a pick-pcketer stealing Rs.10 , where as it cover-ups the crimes of corporate criminals stealing lakhs , crores of tax money. the government even rewards such corporate criminals with tax exemptions , subsidies , etc. Is it equitable justice ? true democracy of mahatma’s vision ? This type of corrupt administration in india since independence has made the lives of commoners miserable and is the main driving force for the rise of NAXALISM , TERRORISM /
SEPARATIST MOVEMENTS & UNDER WORLD.
However violence is not the solution, violence breeds more violence & mahatma’s democracy true swaraj cann’t be set up on the basis of violence. When all the doors of justice are closed for a commonman ( sufferer of gross
injustices ) without financial might or contacts , he has the following options :
1. to take law into his own hands & settle scores. But it is illegal although naturally justified .
2. to suffer more & more injustices reconciling to the fact , ground reality that democracy in india is fake only a facade.
3. To committ suicide to runaway from all injustices. But that is illegal & cowardice.
4. To spread awareness among public about corruption in police , judiciary , public service & to kindle the light of crusade in them within legal democratic frame work although presently sufferring from gross injustices. All in the hope that tommorrow will be bright & sunny , with the dawn of mahatma gandhi’s swaraj , as clearly told by poet Ravindranath Tagore and bow our heads to our great motherland India.
Your excellency , kindly tell me – tell the common people which way to take . JAI HIND . VANDE MATARAM.
Question of reservation in private sector
With the refusal of big industrial houses even to entertain the proposal of reservation in jobs for people belonging to Scheduled Castes/Tribes in private companies, the question whether the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government led by the Congress will be able to fulfill its promise of providing job reservations to the SC/STs in the private sector or has once again started begging for an answer.
When the framers of the Indian Constitution laid down provisions in the Constitution pertaining to reservations in jobs for Scheduled Castes/Tribes, they very much had in their minds every individual? right to equality or the equal protection of the laws which was guaranteed under Article 14 of the Constitution. In order to make the right to equality a reality it was imperative that the State should be empowered to make special provisions for the advancement of any
socially and educationally backward classes and for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes which was done under Article 15(4) of the Constitution.
Article 46 of Part IV of the Constitution under the heading ?Directive Principles of State Policy? lays down that ?The State shall promote with special care the educational and economic interests of the weaker sections of the people, and in particular, of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes, and shall protect them from social injustice and all forms of exploitation.? This article, even though legally not enforceable in a court of law, makes it incumbent on the government to protect them (the weaker sections of the people, and in particular,
the Scheduled Castes/Tribes) from social injustice and all forms of exploitation.
On how this social justice can be secured for these sections of our society, Justice (Retd.) P.B. Sawant has rightly observed, ? The right to equality without the capacity and the means to avail of the benefits equally is a cruel joke practiced on the deprived sections of the society. It widens the social and economic inequalities progressively with the haves making use of the guaranteed right to amass the fruits of progress, and the have-nots remaining where they
are. The exceptions (to the right to equality law) enable the State to make the deprived capable of availing of the benefits which otherwise they would not be able to do. It is to give effect to the principle of equality that the exceptions become mandatory in any unequal society such as ours which intends to become egalitarian. ? To treat two unequals equally causes as much injustice as to treat two equals unequally. The jurisprudence of equality therefore requires that those
below are leveled up to those above. (The Constitution, Equality and Reservations ? P.B. Sawant, Mainstream, June 14, 2003)
Accordingly, a provision was made for reservation in jobs for Scheduled Castes / Tribes in services under the central and state governments as well as in public sector undertakings.
Though the policy could not achieve the desired effect of uplifting the downtrodden classes within the time frame prescribed initially under the Constitution, later extended by amendments to the Constitution by Parliament, yet in all fairness it must be admitted that some dent has certainly been made in the social structure of the society and some change has taken place in the position of people belonging to these classes, even if marginally. People from these classes have started finding place in the highest services, including the administrative services like the IAS and the IPS, which was an impossibility at the time when India attained freedom. Children from these classes go to schools and colleges, and even higher institutions of learning, and discrimination based on caste has diminished, at least visibly, because mindsets cannot be changed overnight and 55-60 years is not a long enough time to obliterate the inscription of caste based discrimination engraved on the inner layers of the psyche of a caste-ridden society.
Maybe only a small percentage of the people belonging to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, but now they do live a dignified human life. Not to recognize this fact will be to shut ones eyes to the truth. And this by itself is evidence enough to prove that if the position of more people from these sections is to be improved, if their right to equality is to be ensured, this reservation in jobs for them must continue.
Promises made under the Common Minimum Programme (CMP) of the UPA The Common Minimum Programme of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) released by the UPA constituents headed by the Congress President, Mrs. Sonia Gandhi, the UPA Chairperson and the left parties supporting the UPA on May 27, 2004 declared in the introductory part of the CMP that the people of India had ?voted decisively in the fourteenth Lok Sabha elections for secular, progressive forces, for parties wedded to the welfare of farmers, agricultural labour, weavers, workers and weaker sections of society, for parties irrevocably committed to the daily well-being of the common man across the country.?
In the section entitled ?Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes? Regarding reservation in jobs, the CMP says, ?All reservation quotas, including those relating to promotions, will be fulfilled in a time-bound manner,? and that ?The UPA Government is very sensitive to the issue of affirmative action, including reservations, in the private sector. It will immediately initiate a national dialogue with all political parties, industry and other organizations to see how best the private sector can fulfill the aspirations of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe youth.? The ?very sensitive? government could find time even to
discuss the issue with the industry only after completing one year in office, and after the rejection of its proposal by the industry the government has failed to come out with its future plan of action. So much for its ?irrevocable commitment? to the welfare of ?workers and weaker sections of society.?
The main problem is that with the adoption of the policy of globalization, privatization and liberalization, the state is shedding its social responsibilities one by one. Public sector is being surrendered to the private sector, so much so that even the high profit earning infrastructural Public Sector Undertakings, whose establishment was considered an honour for the country and the
government and which were called the Navratnas, are being sold out even by the UPA government led by the Congress even against its own Common Minimum Programme (CMP) as is clear from its recent decision to sell out BHEL, and it is being done by the same Congress which was not tired of crying ?foul? when the NDA government led by the BJP was doing so.
CMP on public sector
Speaking about the Public Sector, the Common Minimum Programme of the UPA said, ?The UPA Government is committed to a strong and effective public sector whose social objectives are met by its commercial functioning? The UPA is pledged to devolve full managerial and commercial autonomy to successful, profit-making companies operating in a competitive environment. Generally profit-making companies will not be privatized? (Emphasis mine). Regarding its policy on the
infrastructural companies, the CMP declared in unequivocal terms, ?The UPA will retain existing ?navratna? companies in the public sector while these companies raise resources from the capital market. While every effort will be made to modernize and restructure sick public sector companies and revive sick industry, chronically loss-making companies will either be sold-off, or closed, (emphasis mine) after all workers have got their legitimate dues and compensation.?
So it were only the ?chronically loss-making companies? which were to be sold-off not the ?navratnas? running in profit. How can this government be expected to ?modernize and restructure sick public sector companies and revive sick industry? (which could keep alive the hopes of the vulnerable sections of the society to get some employment therein), when it is selling off its best ones to private hands? Even the vulnerable ones in the private sector companies are yielding place to Multi-national Corporations because all kinds of nationalists are adopting policies which help the Multi-national Corporations under the compulsions prescribed by the perpetrators of the ?free-market economy?. The words in the CMP under the title ?Economic Reforms?, ?The UPA reiterates its abiding commitment to economic reforms with a human face, that stimulates growth, investment and employment,? (emphasis added) seem hollow because the so called ?reforms?? have not stimulated employment and if they have ?a human face?, that face is present only in the CMP not in its implementation.
During the government of the NDA ?the public sector had lost as many as 45 lakh jobs. The government recruitment was frozen both at the Centre and in States.? (?On Common Minimum Programme?, by Girish Mishra, Mainstream June 5, 2004). Nothing has so far been done to improve the situation. Except in its CMP, the Congress seems to have forgotten, in fact it forgot it in 1991 itself when these ?economic reforms? were first introduced by its government under the leadership
of the then Finance Minister, who is the incumbent Prime Minister, Shri Manmohan Singh, the Karachi Congress Resolution on Fundamental Rights authored by Mahatma Gandhi which had stressed that ?in order to end the exploitation of the masses, political freedom must include real economic freedom of starving millions? (ibid.). The shift of stress from ?economic freedom? to ?economic reforms? is the distance that the Congress party has covered during the last few decades.
Growing unemployment, aggravated by the ?jobless-growth? promoted by globalization of economy, and handing over of one public sector after another to private businessmen by the government, more for the benefit of those who acquire them, and the individual benefit of those who run the government, than for the benefit of the economy of the country, the country itself or its people, have together made getting employment an uphill task for the youth today. With the shrinking of
the public sector, the number of jobs available for reservations has also shrunk considerably. The question then is: How can the State fulfill its responsibility of protecting the weaker sections of our society from social injustice and all forms of exploitation as mandated by the Constitution?
Stand of big business houses
Under the circumstances should we forget about building up of an egalitarian society, the principles of social justice and the constitutional mandate to guarantee the right of equality to every citizen of the country? And that too only because some governments of the country during a decade and a half have chosen to be dictated by the terms of the World Bank and the IMF, who in turn work under the
direct command of the US, the protector of the capitalists of the
world and the MNCs, to handover their economies to the private sector
and the MNCs? Should the government shirk its responsibility to protect and uplift the downtrodden sections of our society in the face of the opposition offered by The Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FICCI) by not bringing before the Parliament and passing a legislation providing for reservations of jobs for SC/STs in the private sector? In its editorial ?The Question of Reservation? (The Navbharat Times, dated 2nd June, 2005) the paper says, ?Undoubtedly the private companies should fulfill their social responsibilities, but for that making reservation in services compulsory does not seem to be an appropriate method.? (Translation mine).
The editorial also refers to the offer of some industrial houses to help the weaker sections through scholarships, company run schools, joint programmes with the government, special training camps and such other activities. In other words, they are willing to dole out alms to the poor as an act of charity but not prepared to shoulder the social responsibility which they owe to the society which has given them the chance and the means to grow. In its editorial ?No Snake Oil, Please ? Push equal opportunity, not private sector job reservations? The Times
of India dated 7.6.2005 says, ?Till today nobody has tried to force reservations on private business, with good reason. Businesses need to maximize profits for shareholders and, therefore, require the freedom to hire people who best fit their needs, and not hire by fiat.? And there can hardly be any doubt that Private Business stands for profits, and profits alone ? without any social responsibility, and how that profit comes also does not matter very much because when profiteering is the end no rules or principles are sacrosanct enough
to be stuck to.
The moot question is whether these industrial houses have in the past shouldered any social responsibility voluntarily without the compulsion of law. I do not know of any capitalist spending large sums of money on philanthropic activities. Those who patronize art or culture do so not with the aim of promoting them but to commemorate some family name or to get social recognition as promoters of art and
culture. Some have built big temples to satisfy their religiosity and to gain immortality of name and fame for themselves or some other members of their own families. Otherwise, if money has been spent for non-business purposes, it has been done to camouflage huge tax evasion ? and not to promote social equality or social justice.
Even a small businessman ascribes his success in business and accumulation of wealth to his intelligence and hard-work in absolute terms. Nobody gives any or much credit to the exploitation of workers or their hard-work, or for that matter, favourable, supportive and biased legislations, tax structure and policies of the government, often tilted in their favour ensured in advance by them through the
funding of election expenditure. They enjoy tax holidays and the other tax payers are made to pay additional taxes instead to make up for the loss incurred thereby. Even the lowest classes of people have to pay, not in the name of income taxes, because they hardly have any incomes to talk of, but in the name of excise, sales tax and the like. They directly also contribute to the affluence of the corporate sector through their labour which is always underpaid.
Then the natural resources like land, forests, water and air, which belong to the whole society are invariably and indiscriminately, and in an unlimited way, exploited for their own limited benefits by the business class and the brunt of the exploitation of these natural resources is borne by the hapless millions who are, because they have no control over the natural resources, the means of production and also over them who have control over them all and also decide their
destiny, to blame no less for their plight because it is they themselves who elect their mentors and policy-makers of the country, because when they go to the polling stations they cast their votes not on the basis of the economic policies the political parties adopt, which basically affect their own lives, but on the basis of emotional issues like the building of the Ram temple at Ayodhya, or on communal or caste lines. At that time they do not think that those who are
professedly in favour of the multi-national corporates under the influence of The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, and have always acted as the hunch-men of the capitalists, can never adopt policies favourable to the downtrodden.
Thus the money they have accumulated, and continue to accumulate, does not really belong to them in absolute terms. They make money because some people individually, and the society as a whole, loses some of it which rightfully belongs to them. And the individuals who lose some of their hard earned money which is pocketed by these capitalist through contrived economic policies adopted by the government are no other than the labourers, who, in one way or the other, sell their labour to them cheaply to fill their coffers simply because they have to fill the bellies of their children ? and the most vulnerable of these
working people are those who come from scheduled castes/tribes and OBCs.
The result is that they continue to languish under the scourge of poverty whereas the capitalists, industrialists and corporate magnates continue to churn money so fast that there are examples of some of them raising their own empires of thousands of crores within a span of twenty-twenty five years, more through dubious means, even verging on criminality (As reported in ?Outlook? dated June 13, 2005 in its cover story, one in every 17 Indians has invested in Subroto Roy?s Rs. 50,000-crore empire. ?He appeared out of nowhere to create a Rs. 50,000-crore empire. Now Subroto Roy Sahara is himself nowhere to be found,? and, ?The UPA government led by the Congress has decided to take action against the group on various income tax-related cases. A demand of nearly Rs. 800 crore may be raised against Sahara.?) while the country and the countrymen remain where they were. Even intellectuals like university professors and scientists fail to own a
house for themselves and their families at the end of their lifelong services; not so the Subroto Roys, the Ambanis (The latter own a whooping empire of more than 75,000-crore raised within a period of 25-30 years.) and their like.
They have no money to employ people from SC/STs, but they have lots of it for their extravagant lifestyle and vulgar, or should I say criminal, display of wealth [?At the simultaneous weddings of his (Subroto Roy?s) two sons in February last year, Rs. 140 crore was spent, and the entire who?s who of India attended, from the prime minister to every big name in the Hindi film industry, which actually closed down for a few days during the celebrations.? ? Ibid.].
The way out
Under the circumstances the refusal of the industry to employ people from SC/STs cannot be accepted as valid and justifiable on any ground. The UPA government is also duty-bound by the CMP to enforce reservation of jobs for SC/STs and OBCs in private companies. It must pass a law in Parliament providing for it. If it does not do so, that will only reflect the hypocrisy of the constituents of the UPA. Its failure to do so will, in unequivocal terms, prove the absurdity of its policy of liberalization, privatization and globalization. It will also be a clear signal to the people belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes, who constitute 85 % of the total population of the country, that if they wish to live a dignified life in this country they must throw out every government
which comes to power on their strength and works contrary to their interests and as the agents of a few hundred capitalists and industrialists. They should also organize themselves under the new leadership evolved from amongst themselves (not depending on its old leadership which goes on changing its stance in view of its own personal benefits) and launch a movement to force the government to take decisive action in the matter and not pay only lip-service to their cause.
Police Reforms: Too Important to Neglect, Too Urgent to Delay
- accountable to the law and not a law unto itself
- is accountable to democratic government structures and the community
- is transparent in its activities
- gives top operational priority to protecting the safety and rights of individuals and private groups
- protects human rights
- provides society with professional services
- is representative of the community it serves
RIGHT TO INFORMATION
Checking, Correcting and Preventing Human Rights Violations through
Community Involvement in Prisons
The Indian media often report with contempt the killing and maiming of the citizens by non-state actors. The limited debate in the country upon the issue is centred on the illegitimacy of violence used by the terrorists, insurgents and armed resistance movements, and is highly polarised. Except for the effort of a few publications like the Tehelka, the deliberations so far have missed a crucial aspect, the issue of disproportionate use of violence by the state upon its own citizens.
The significance of this subject is on the logic that the state is the custodian of the law and is principally responsible for governing by the rule of law. It implies that the state must ensure equality before the law and must not allow the arbitrary abuse of authority and power by its agencies. Further, it casts a legal obligation upon the state that it can resort to force only through legitimate and controlled procedures, that too in extraordinary circumstances where the lives of its citizens are under immediate threat.
The constitutional framework in the country that guarantees rule of law to its citizens thus restricts the state from unleashing disproportionate violence upon its citizens. Unfortunately, the Indian state is engaged in systematically negating this legal premise for the past several years.
A cursory glance at the statistics produced by the National Human Rights Commission of India (NHRC), brings this fact to the fore. From April 2001 to March 2009, the NHRC has recorded 1184 deaths in police custody; which is murder committed by the police, without any sanction or approval of a court of law. Further analysis of this data brings out even more startling facts.
Most of these murders have taken place in relatively calm and problem-free states in the country, with Maharashtra state having the dubious distinction of topping the list with 192 murders. The other states ranked high in the list are Uttar Pradesh (128), Gujarat (113), Andhra Pradesh (85) and West Bengal (83). All these states are within the peaceful and prosperous parts of the country, with no insurgent activities.
It becomes apparent what would be the state of affairs in states like the Jammu and Kashmir, and in the seven states forming the Northeastern territory of the country where armed insurgent activities have been going on for the past 60 years. Deaths in police custody and extra judicial executions in fake encounters are rampant in these states, and the perpetrators of the crime go unpunished. For instance, in a recent statement, the Director General of Police in Manipur state, Mr. Y Joykumar Singh, said that in the past eleven months his officers have murdered more than 260 persons. Of course, the officer added that all those who are killed are terrorists, murdered in armed encounters.
It is a fact that these statistics is a gross underestimation of the actual numbers since only very few cases reach the NHRC and/or judiciary. The reason behind this is that often the victims' families, being from the most underprivileged backgrounds, have no means or the courage to approach the courts. The complete absence of a witness protection programme or even a law to that effect, coupled with court delays often makes complaining against the law enforcement agency a suicidal act in the country.
Further, in states like Manipur, the security forces have unlimited and unaccounted power to carryout their operations under the statutory protection of the draconian law, The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act of 1958. This law allows even a non-commissioned officer to shoot to kill based on mere suspicion in order to "maintain public order".
The euphemism, "to maintain public order" is widely misused by the security forces for unleashing unbridled terror where they operate, thus supporting a trigger-happy culture of governance. The July 23 killing of Mr. Chongkham Sanjit and Ms. Rabina Devi in Manipur, exposes the degree of lawlessness resorted to by the security forces in these areas. For further information please see: AHRC-UAC-098-2009
Placed in this context, the recent developments in the country have been highly disturbing. Despite all the evidences pointing to the worthlessness of the idea in delivering peace to the disturbed areas by use of force, the state is increasing its pitch for declaring war on its own people. Even more unsettling is the fact that the union home minister himself leads the campaign.
An example of this is the home ministry's argument for a cohesive, clinical and all out operation against the Maoists named as Operation Green Hunt. What is missing in the aggressive rhetoric for a war on Maoists is the question about the people living in the area -- poor, hapless tribal -- marginalised to the peripheries of the Indian state for long. Caught between two warring parties armed to the teeth, the tribal pay the heaviest price in this battle.
Yet, they are nowhere cited in the public discourse. The only occasion they appeared to be included in the discussion was when the government decided to withdraw more than 100000 cases against the tribal 'to win their hearts and minds'. Cases that were slapped on them for 'stealing' firewood, honey and other minor forest produce and a constant source of their exploitation by the police and the forest department were withdrawn.
The government did not care to answer why these cases were charged against them in the first place! After all, they have been living in these forests for centuries and the forest belonged to them. Why did it take an armed rebellion to force the state to think about their plight, and why the government could not act on its own for this long are two important questions that are yet to be answered.
Similar is the case with the people of Nagaland, Manipur, Assam, the Jammu and Kashmir and other states hit by insurgent activities in the country. The people residing in these states are compelled to resort to war like efforts just to ensure survival. Day after day, they are forced to walk through an alarmingly reducing narrow corridor of neutral space, maintaining equal distance from the sate and the non-state actors. In addition, the state does not help its case for garnering their support by the amount of terror it unleashes. After all, the state is the legal guardian of all its citizens, for it is the state who had solemnly promised and which had been bestowed the authority under the constitution to protect and preserve the inalienable human rights of its citizens.
For this reason alone, extrajudicial executions committed by the police and other state agencies deserve not only the strongest condemnation but also concentrated action against them. The deaths in police custody, committed with impunity provided by the uniform and authority, instigates not only public anger and protest but also hatred towards the state. The insurgents, whichever colour they belong to, tap this hatred for mobilising people into an armed rebellion against the state.
For this reason, declaring a war on its own people is a humongous error of judgment on the part of the state. What the state needs to do is reengaging those who are up against it, addressing all their concerns. The state also needs to go for a systematic and systemic overhaul of the system and correcting the flaws within the administration at the earliest. For this, it is elementary to conduct a revision of state policies ensuring public participation.
Further, guaranteeing equality before the law and ensuring punishment to the perpetrators of violence including those enjoying political power is required. The country needs to put an immediate end to murder in police custody and fake encounters. Those who are responsible for committing these acts must be prosecuted, with no exception to incidents that have happened in the past. The government needs to put people in command of their life, their habitat and resources and stop the state-sponsored corporate plunder of natural resources. The future, otherwise, does not seem that bright.
The Supreme Court of India has repeatedly warned the government that 'custodial torture, violence and killing' as 'a naked violence of human dignity' and a 'calculated assault' upon the people and their fundamental rights. The judgments delivered in the D.K. Basu and the Bhajan Kaur cases categorically declare that it is the state's duty to ensure that persons live, behave, and are treated like human beings. The state must neither condone nor tolerate deprivation, oppression and violation of the right to life and liberty.
Yet, custodial killings in India have assumed alarming proportions, that it has adversely affected the belief of the citizens in the rule of law and the administration of justice in the country. Arbitrary misuse of authority with statutory impunity has also demoralised the security agencies in the country. If the functionaries of the state become lawbreakers, it results in a situation where might means right, leading to lawlessness and anarchy.
The Supreme Court has also directed the government that it must undertake innovative measures to deal with terrorism and has said that 'state terrorism would only provide legitimacy to terrorism which is against the rule of law'. The state must thus ensure that its agents deployed for combating terrorism acts within the bounds of law and do not become law unto themselves.
India cannot afford to kill anymore of its citizens without plummeting into a state of anarchy. The prophetic vision of the court has proved to be true. It is now the duty of the state to undo its wrongs and prevent the ensuing anarchy.
It is time for the government to put an immediate end to the use of arbitrary means in dealing with dissent to safeguard the life and liberty of the citizens. The government cannot reject its constitutional and sacred duty to the citizens by becoming the unlawful arbiter and the executioner of humanity.
INDIA: Media must wakeup to the violence committed by the state
The existence of independent and strong media is a prerequisite for the working of a free and just society that governs itself by the rule of law. The role of media in establishing such a society is to act as the eyes and ears of the people, forming the collective conscience of the nation. After all what else does a democracy mean than letting its citizens make decisions that affect their lives? Independent media help the citizens in making informed choices by bringing news and perspectives to them. In short, free and impartial media is an important component to a democratic framework like its justice institutions.
The relative success of the democratic experiment in India in comparison to its neighbors owes considerable debt to its media. The robust resistance of the media to the declaration of emergency, one of the darkest hours in Indian democracy, is an example. It was the media that had the courage, augmented with exemplary resistance put up by all political and social forces, that openly opposed the dictatorial declaration of the emergency by the then prime minister, Mrs. Indira Gandhi.
The Indian media did not spare even Jawaharlal Nehru, the first and perhaps the most loved prime minister of the country, when few of his cabinet colleagues were accused of corruption. It was the media that had courage to expose the gruesome events during the Gujarat state-led pogrom of innocent Muslims in that State. Bringing out the fascist nature of the rightwing Hindutva groups leading the carnage was perhaps the singular achievement of the media, leading to the erosion of support for the politics of hatred in India.
Viewed in this context, the recent developments in the Indian media are worrying to say the least. This is in spite of the contributions the media have made in exposing corruption, for instance, the shady arms deal during the National Democratic Alliance regime by the Tehelka, the petrol pump allotment scam during the same period by the Indian Express and the telecom allocation scam by the current United Progressive Alliance regime.
Similarly unambiguous is the media’s role in fighting against communalism, by continuously reacting against the witch hunt of the minorities by some political groups. Equally substantial is the role the media played in publishing the criminal and financial backgrounds of many candidates, who contested and eventually lost, in the recently held parliament elections. While the media has definitely held its ground and stood true to its prestigious past, on many current issues it has been regularly faltering.
Unfortunately, the media do not appear to be caring for its own record when it comes to the reporting of acts of terror committed by the state, while it comes down heavily on those committed by non-state actors. The media, both electronic and print versions, have been instrumental in enlightening the citizenry about the use of dastardly and mindless violence committed by non-state actors upon innocent civilian populations.
The argument put forward by the media to condemn the violence is plain and simple, that there are no issues in a democracy which cannot be sorted out by deliberations and peaceful means of protest, and that dissent can always be dealt with politically and democratically and violence, not sanctioned by the law, is intolerable in a democratic set up.
The media however appear to be swallowing its logic by failing to give equal seriousness against state-sponsored violence. Extrajudicial executions, torturing of suspects, murder of prisoners and under trials, and disappearances are quite rampant in India. These characters of a failing state require equal treatment or probably more attention than that is given to violence committed by non-state actors. Yet, the media do not give enough time and space to discuss these issues.
India has witnessed more than 1184 deaths in police custody according to the data published by the National Human Rights Commission. The data is concerning cases reported to the Commission between April 2001 and March 2009. Of these, 601 custodial deaths have taken place in Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal, all peaceful states with no insurgency or other armed militia operating within. Yet, this news appeared in an almost invisible corner in the print media as a single column news in the inside pages. The electronic media ignored the news all together.
Similar is the case of fake encounters. Instead of condemning it and demanding prosecutions the media have actually been instrumental in the glorifying the killers in uniform. 'Encounter specialist and super cop' are media inventions in their attempt in showering accolades upon murderer police officers for 'successful' encounters. Some of these media heroes are now in jail or killed. For instance, the former Assistant Commissioner of Delhi Police, Mr. Rajbir Singh, was killed by a friend allegedly over disputes regarding his illegal investments, Mr. Daya Nayak of Maharashtra police, is in jail facing corruption charges and for his alleged nexus with the underworld. Mr. D.G. Banjara, Deputy Inspector General of Gujarat Police is in jail for his proven role in fake encounters. Even after the exposure of the real faces of these murderers in uniform, the media have singularly failed to get its act together barring a few exceptions.
After all, just how many times can one find such brazen acts of lawlessness like a live recording of the murder of two civilians by the police as it happened in Manipur? Just how many times the police, paramilitary forces and the army will let the media impartially cover their operations exposing their utter disregard for the rule of law as well as the constitution?
Any act of terror, violence, and extrajudicial executions is a crime against humanity. The question who did it is irrelevant. No law or ideology can legitimise the killings of innocent civilians, unfortunately caught between the state and its opponents. Murder or other forms of violence by the non-state actors based on whatever justifications - religion, ethnicity or ideology - should be unambiguously condemned. So should be the case with extrajudicial and illegal killings and other forms of violence committed by the state.
For one fact, unlike the non-state actors, the state warrants even sterner criticism for torture, killings and disappearances of its citizens as it is the state's duty to protect, promote and fulfil constitutional guarantees. The state deserves a far stricter scrutiny as it derives the legitimacy to use force by being the custodian of the law, guaranteeing to use it only for the protection of the citizens and not for killing them.
The studied silence maintained by the media, in this context, is unfortunate. A single murder, unsanctioned by the law, committed by state agents should let the press hit the panic button. 1184, is an exception. Yet the country's media chose to observe blissful silence. This prevents the possibility of exposing the countless unreported ones, which the media could have exposed.
The Asian Human Rights Commission expects that this silence is not from complicity, and that the Indian media will wake up to its legacy of standing by the people and the truth that they have the right to know.
INDIA: True democracy requires popular participation
The AHRC is publishing its 2009 annual human rights report on India. A pre-publication version of the report can be downloaded at: http://material.ahrchk.net/hrreport/2009/AHRC-SPR-003-2009-India-HRReport2009.pdf
In the first week of November this year, the Director General of Police, Mr. Y. Joykumar Singh, of Manipur state publically admitted that 260 persons had been killed so far by the state agencies in that state this year. The officer added that, according to the government, the deceased are terrorists, and that the security agencies killed them in armed encounters. Joykumar's statement reflects the general sentiment of the government of India and that of the state governments in dealing with dissent.
In the past 12 months, the government has intensified its engagement with the separatist and extremist forces operating in the country. Unfortunately, the tone of engagement is that of violence. The commonly used tactic is to let the state agents engage in murder with impunity, popularly known in the country as encounter killing, a euphemism for extrajudicial executions. The apparent logic is that violence will be dealt with violence.
The alarming number of lives lost in the anti-Naxalite operations in states like Orissa, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh so far, stands proof to the systematic execution of this logic. On the contrary, the continuance of extreme leftist operations in these states and the unabated disruptive activities by non-state actors in states like Manipur proves that this logic is wrong.
The state's engagement in violence has come with a cost. The police and paramilitary units are engaged in open, arbitrary and brutal use of force throughout the country with impunity. The police firing in Narayanpatana in Orissa and the July 23 killing in Imphal Manipur are just two examples. In spite of widespread condemnation of the two incidents, the officers involved are not punished. There have been no investigations into these incidents.
The use of extreme violence by the state has pushed the people further away from the government. In fact, there were several isolated as well as nationwide protests against the use of violence by the state in the country in this year.
As early as 14 December 1993, the National Human Rights Commission of India (NHRC) instructed the Chief Secretaries of the states to ensure that every case of custodial death and rape is reported to it within twenty-four hours of occurrence, failing which an adverse inference would be drawn by the Commission. On 10 August 1995, the Commission requested the Chief Ministers to ensure that post-mortem examinations of deaths in custody be videographed. On 27 March 1997, Chief Ministers were again requested to adopt a Model Autopsy Form, prepared by the Commission, and to use for this purpose.
None of these instructions are followed by the state agencies. Neither has the NHRC taken any steps to ensure the compliance of its directives. As of today, the NHRC has deteriorated to a namesake entity in the country, fated to function for the past two years without a Chairperson or adequate resources.
The recent conduct of the NHRC like the condoning of extrajudicial executions, torture and starvation deaths and rejecting complaints after accepting government reports, has become a reason for concern. It raises suspicion about the impartiality of the Commission as a national human rights body. The performance of the NHRC has deteriorated to such degree that it appears that the Commission is developing its expertise in summarily dismissing complaints, an action that negates the Commission's statutory mandate.
The state agencies on the other hand are exploiting this expanded space of impunity available to them. For instance, the use of torture is endemic in the country. The government's response to torture is a mere Bill. The Bill if enacted as a law is destined to fail. The ulterior intention of the government to continue providing impunity to its agents is clear from the Bill. For instance, the proposed definition of torture in the Bill does not meet the standards as prescribed in Article 1 (1) of the International Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.
Equally disturbing is the fate of the Dalit community in the country. Brutal forms of caste based discrimination are practiced in India. Of particular concern is the laxity with which the government has dealt with the practice of manual scavenging so far, facilitating its unabated continuity. This is despite series of legislations enacted over a period spanning 62 years prescribing statutory prohibition to the practice. Even the administration in the national capital has failed to deal with the problem.
Caste based discrimination is also one of the important impediment in realising the right to food in India. Today, the government of India does not have any reliable data concerning the number of poor persons in the country. Over the years, the government has resorted to shameless gerrymandering of the statistical data to prove that conditions of the poor in India are improving.
Experts like Mr. Dilip D'Souza argue that systematic data corruption has adversely affected the possibility of the poor in receiving government assistance. At the same time observations made by experts like Professor Utsa Patnaik that the per-capita food availability in India as of today is worse than the 1943 Bengal famine is ignored by the government.
Dishonesty of the government is one of the reasons for the continuity of starvation and malnutrition in India. It is most evident in cases of starvation deaths. It is the practice of the government to deny that deaths have occurred from starvation or malnutrition. Even worse is the reaction of the national bodies like the NHRC that accepts such denial as evidence and dismisses complaints from victims instead of helping them.
Yet, these are issues that a democracy can resolve. The solution however depends upon peoples' participation. While the civil society can play a vital role in organising the people, it is the responsibility of the government to guarantee that the peoples' voices are reflected in government's actions.
The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) calls upon the government of India to find means and occasions to encourage the people to engage in constructive dialogues with the state. December 10, the International Human Rights Day could be one such occasion.
HUMAN RIGHTS IN ASIA: BAD POLICING
Statement by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay
The concept of non-discrimination lies at the heart of human rights.
For this reason, it has been designated the official theme of this Human Rights Day, which occurs every year on the anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. And for this and many other reasons it should be an unofficial theme every day, every year, for everyone.
Twenty-six of the Universal Declaration’s 30 Articles begin with the words “Everyone…” or “No one…” Everyone should enjoy all human rights. No one should be excluded. All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. Non-discrimination must prevail.
Today, we have a whole range of rights-based international treaties imbued throughout with the concept of non-discrimination. These include, for example, Conventions on the rights of the child, rights of people with disabilities, rights of refugees and of migrant workers; Conventions dedicated to the elimination of racial discrimination and discrimination against women; as well as treaties dealing with labour, health and religion. These legally binding standards are complemented by important UN declarations detailing minority rights and the rights of indigenous peoples.
These international laws and standards are supported by thousands of national and regional laws and institutions. Quite a few countries now have truly universal education, and a smaller number have universal public health systems. Taken together all of this marks an extraordinary celebration of humankind’s ability and aspiration to create a world of equal opportunity and equal treatment under the law. And many millions of people have benefited as a result.
People of all sorts have something to offer. When we embrace diversity, we bring extra richness and depth to our societies.
Yet discrimination is still rampant.
Women work two-thirds of the world’s working hours and produce half of the world’s food, yet earn only 10 percent of the world’s income and own less than one percent of the world’s property. Despite significant improvements over the past century, women and girls are still discriminated against to some degree in all societies and to a great degree in many. Every day countless numbers of women are sexually or physically abused, and the vast majority of their abusers go unpunished and future abuse is undeterred.
Minorities in all regions of the world continue to face serious threats, discrimination and racism, and are frequently excluded from fully taking part in the economic, political, social and cultural life available to the majorities in the countries or societies where they live.
Similar problems face the estimated 370 million indigenous people who make up five percent of the world’s population, but 15 percent of its poorest people. They are often marginalized, deprived of many fundamental rights – including land and property – and lack access to basic services.
Racial and ethnic discrimination are also to be found all across the planet, and remain one of the most dangerous forms of discrimination. Left unchecked, or actively fanned, they can all too easily lead to hatred, violence, and – in the worst cases – push on up the scale to full-blown conflict, crimes against humanity and genocide.
Discrimination based on religion or belief can be equally destructive. In certain countries, members of certain groups are restricted in how they can exercise their religion or belief and deprived of their fundamental rights. In extreme cases such conditions may lead to sectarian violence, killing and conflict. Stereotyping can lead to stigmatization and isolationism.
Refugees and migrants are widely discriminated against, including in rich countries where men, women and children who have committed no crime are often held in detention for prolonged periods. They are frequently discriminated against by landlords, employers and state-run authorities, and stereotyped and vilified by some political parties, media organizations and members of the public.
Many other groups face discrimination to a greater or lesser degree. Some of them are easily definable such as persons with disabilities, stateless people, gays and lesbians, members of particular castes and the elderly. Others may span several different groups and find themselves discriminated against on several different levels as a result.
Those who are not discriminated against often find it hard to comprehend the suffering and humiliation that discrimination imposes on their fellow individual human beings. Nor do they always understand the deeply corrosive effect it has on society at large.
Discrimination feeds mistrust, resentment, violence, crime and insecurity and makes no economic sense, since it reduces productivity. It has no beneficial aspects for society whatsoever. Yet we continue to practice it – virtually all of us – often as a casual reflex, without even realizing what we are doing.
I would therefore like to encourage people everywhere – politicians, officials, businesses leaders, civil society, national human rights institutions, the media, religious leaders, teachers, students, and each and every individual – to honour Human Rights Day 2009 by embracing diversity and resolving to take concrete and lasting actions to help put an end to discrimination.
JUSTICE DINAKARAN – Dalit being targeted ?
Justice Dinakaran chief justice of Karnataka high court , is persecuted as he happens to be a DALIT ?
In india , till 1947 public life in the society was guided by four varnashrama system or Manu’s caste system. Birth is accidental not out of choice , just for being born in a particular caste the human beings were treated worse than animals. This caste system was designed & enforced by the village farming community (Gowdas , Thakurs , Reddys , different names are used to indicate those belonging to farming community in different states of india ) , Trading community and most importantly Brahmin community. Brahmin provided the ideological reasoning for this inhuman , barbaric act of DALIT OPPRESSION citing various religious texts . The physical enforcement of this oppressive act was done by those belonging to the farming community with their muscle power. Both the farming community & Trading community had complete control over the local economy and forced dalits economically too to slave it out for unjust labor charges at the farms of those same oppressors.
After independence of india , little has changed. The government has banned the practice of untouchability , provided various welfare measures for the upliftment of dalits through legislations. Now , the Brahmin community which was providing ideological base for “UNTOUCHABILITY” has been isolated and are at disincentive for getting seats in government colleges , scholarships , for getting government jobs , etc. Brahmins are paying the price for the past wrongdoings of their forefathers. This has been achieved by the government easily as the Brahmin community lacks numerical strength & muscle power.
What about the farming community & trading community ? both the communities have got numerical strength , muscle power & are the deciding electorate in the formation of governments. Previously those belonging to these two communities were village heads , ruled the villages & controlled local economy. Now the same community people are MLAs , MPs , Cabinet Ministers and are continuing with their practice at the subtle level. These two communities didn’t pay any price for their past wrong doings for practice of untouchability. They are also enjoying various reservation benefits , welfare measures , incentives from the government . Still they have not changed their mindset & are practicing discrimination against dalits at the subtle level – for them Dalits are just a vote bank . who will punish them ?
Even the society , media which reflects the majority view , reflects the discriminatory attitude at the subtle level. For all the terrorist crimes usually muslim community is targeted , does that mean whole of muslim community are terrorists in the view of government & majority community ? whenever a tribal person , a dalit struggles for his survival , existence – he is branded as a naxalite ?
when the persons belonging to majority community are involved plotting , execution of major , more heinous terrorist acts , he is let off freely , even media does not report , however if a muslim community person is caught he is slapped with TADA , POTA Charges , media gives much hype to it. When the terror master minds in government of india seeded , supported , financed Tamil Terrorists in srilanka , Bangla terrorists in East Bengal (now Bangladesh) – who killed lakhs of innocent srilankans & Bangladeshis , nobody not even media questioned it. See how film actor sanjay dutt got a favorable treatment from government , police & judiciary , media as he belonged to a forward caste & from an influential family although he stored the arms , ammunitions meant for Bombay bomb blasts . Nobody not even the media questions the attendance of film actors , politicians at the parties hosted by under world dons , terror master minds in gulf & south asian countries.
Still in india , practice of untouchability is there at the subtle level. The sad part is that few dalits who got education , job , economic benefits just due to the government legislation , who are now standing firm , capable , got respectable stature in the society themselves have become puppets in the hands of forward caste people. These progressed Dalits have taken sides with the forward caste oppressors & are suppressing their own Dalit Brothers. Now , take for instance the case of Justice Dinakaran rhe Dalit – he has got , education , incentives , reservation , job , etc , all due to the government legislations. Instead of working for the upliftment of his Dalit brothers in his greed for more money , more wealth he usurped the very land earmarked by the government for his Poor Dalit brothers. Thereby , JUSTICE DINAKARAN HIMSELF HAS PROVED THAT HE IS ANTI-DALIT. HE MUST BE PUNISHED , NOT JUST LET OFF WITH RESIGNATION FROM SERVICE or GAG ON MOUTH.
Media & Government has given much hype to JUSTICE DINAKARAN’S case as he is a DALIT. What about the more grave crimes done by high ranking judges belonging to upper castes ? what action government has taken ? why does not media give wide coverage for such upper caste judges caught , finally helping in hushing up the case ? Take for instance roost resort sex scandal involving Karnataka high court judges or the UP high court judge belonging to upper caste who got his official chambers cleaned , purified with GANGA JAL (as the official chamber was previously occupied by a dalit judge). WHY NOT MEDIA IS GIVING COVERAGE TO SUCH CASES INVOLVING UPPER CASTE JUDGES ? WHY NOT GOVERNMENT IS TAKING ACTION AGAINST ERRING UPPER CASTE JUDGES , WHO’S CRIMES ARE GRAVER THAN DINAKARAN’S ?
Government & Media should not practice double standards . TRUTH FOREVER – Attempts by vested interests to silence our publication , to silence a human rights activist , to silence the voice of Dalits
The police , judges , public servants , etc question the accussed persons , to ascertain the root cause of crime or dispute, to know the truth behind every actions. The police even apply 3rd degree torture on commoners ( although it is illegal ) to elicit truth , information about crimes. When the same public wants to know the truth behind crimes involving police , judges & public servants , and seeking truth , answers , informations as per RTI ACT from police , judges & public servants , they are not answering lest the truth come out. They are citing one or the other technical reasons to hide information , to hide truth about crimes , to shield the criminals. If any of the following public servants truly stands for law , justice , truth , let them answer for the following questions publicly through media.
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People - SCAVENGERS - an appeal to honorable supreme court of india
In India, since independence certain affirmative actions by the government like job reservations , reservations in educational institutions , loan facilities , etc are extended to the backward class , oppressed people. However , the persons who have economically, socially become stronger on the basis of these government affirmative actions are not letting their own brethren - scavenging community to utilize the same. The politicians are just making noises about sub caste reservation for scheduled castes & tribes , but doing nothing. As a result , today we find some sub-castes & tribes of SC / ST better off than their previous generation, some other sub-castes & tribes of SC / ST are reeling under utter poverty , social ostracism , etc.
A human being can be in a civilized form , healthy - if we have scavengers to clean our toilets , drainages , if we have barbers to cut our hairs. The very same people who keep us healthy & civilized are not treated in a civilized manner by the society , why ? most of the town municipalities , city corporations are employing scavengers on daily
wages without any statuotary benefits & are paid less than the statuotary minimum wages. every towns & cities in India are bursting with population growth , however the number of scavengers has not been increased in proportion to the growth of population , In most of the cases the existing scavengers are overburdened with the work load. ,
Most of them are suffering from occupational health hazards , are dying at young ages leaving their families in the lurch.
Hereby, we appeal to honourable supreme court of India to treat this as a PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION & to order government of India , all state governments , statuotary bodies like city corporations , town municiapalities , etc,
1. to regularize the jobs of all scavengers , to provide all statuotary benefits like ESI,PF, etc.
2. to take all necessary steps to eradicate manual scavenging - carrying human excreta on heads.
3. to take all necessary steps to protect their health & occupational safety.
Bottomline : all the citizens , the society must learn to respect their brethren who keeps them healthy , tidy & civilized.
AN APPEAL TO H.E.PRESIDENT OF INDIA - TO STOP ATROCITIES AGAINST DALITS
In India , even today after 62 years of independence & democratic governance , the plight of DALITS , TRIBALS , DOWNTRODDEN & POOR has not improved . in fact it has worsened . the government & public servants just pay lip service to dalits & have totally failed to uplift them in 59 years of independence . the public servants want dalits to be as such to ride over them & to use them as pawns in power politics , as a vote bank. let them answer how many dalits have become supreme court judges in india . even today in india , the practice of carrying human excreta
on head still persists .
what is the use if india becomes an IT POWER or knowledge base . what is the use if india sends it's own satellites on it's own rockets to space . did those scientific achievements has devolved , percolated to dalits & poor in the society , has it benefitted them ? NO . JUST SEE THE RECENT ATROCITIES AGAINST DALITS IN KADAKOLA , KARNATAKA & KARLINJARA , MAHARASHTRA. HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN THE PAST ATROCITIES AGAINST DALITS IN BADANAVALU & KAMBALAPALLI , KARNATAKA. THIS IS AN
APPEAL TO OUR HUMBLE , HUMANE FIRST CITIZEN H.E.PRESIDENT OF INDIA , TO HELP DALITS & POOR IN DISTRESS .
PRACTICE OF UNTOUCHABILITY BY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS IN INDIA
- VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS OF DALITS
In india , rich people belonging to forward castes form educational trusts , proclaiming that they want to serve the society by providing education to all irrespective of caste or creed. By this declaration they get Civic Amenity sites from government authorities at concessional rates. Further they get tax , duty exemptions on materials , machines
they import for the educational institution. However , while admitting students they are purely commercial minded , the highest bidder gets the seats.
IF AT ALL THE SOLE AIM OF THESE INSTITUTIONS IS COMMERCIAL – LET THEM BE REGISTERED AS COMMERCIAL BODIES , ASK THEM TO GET SITES AT COMMERCIAL MARKET RATES , ASK THEM TO PAY TAXES ON MATERIALS , MACHINES & THEIR YEARLY INCOME. ENFORCE MINIMUM WAGES ACT , GRATUITIES ACT , P.F & ESI ACT TO THESE INSTITUTIONS WHO ARE PAYING A PITTANCE TO THEIR STAFF.
Some institutions like industrial training institutes ( I.T.I) , polytechnics , engineering colleges & medical colleges run by trusts floated by forward castes lack basic infrastructure , to teach students properly , they only appoint staff belonging to their castes. Dalits ,minorities , weaker section people are not at all selected. They don't publicly advertise for vacancies. They fill all posts with their own caste people & finally even get government grant in aid. How ? These institutions are getting affiliations , yearly approvals from the government , how ? actually they should have been shut. These trusts want government backing for tax exemptions , lands at concessional rates ,monetary benefits , etc , however the same trusts are not willing to implement the social welfare objectives of the government , by providing seats to weaker sections , by providing appointments to dalits few posts in all category of positions ( not just group D - dalits are also brilliant & capable of performing all jobs, they have proved it ).
Hereby , we urge honourable prime minister of india , government of india & honourable chief minister of karnataka , government of Karnataka to :
1. before giving lands at concessional rate , tax exemptions , to any educational trusts the government must ensure that the trust must adhere to the social welfare norms of the government from day one.
2. Before giving affiliations to educational institutions the govt must ensure , are the institutions are providing sufficient infrastructure to students ?
3. Before giving grant in aid to any institution , the government must ensure have the management provided jobs to dalits , minorities , etc as per norms from the day one . if not grant in aid should be rejected. Here there is no meaning in giving reservation of jobs in future appointments in those institutions , as all the posts are presently
filled with forward castes , there is no expansion projects. So , dalits have to wait for another 30-40 years to get the vacancies in those institutions after the retirement of forward caste employees , which is not at all practical or realistic .
4. In karnataka state , numerous Industrial Training Institutes ( ITI) have mushroomed , some don't even have basic infrastructure. Still they are running the show , how ? these ITIs run by forward caste people have appointed only their caste people to all posts , not even a single dalit is there. Still they have got government grant in aid , how ? we urge honourable chief minister of karnataka , to look into this & in future to provide grant in aid in aid to only those I.T.Is which have proper infrastructure & dalits , weaker section employees on their pay-rolls.
5. To order all educational institutions to make public announcement of vacancies in their institutions even though not covered under grant in aid , as they have already taken sufficient monetary benefits from the government.
6. To order all educational institutions , to admit students as per government rates of fees. Some institutions are fleecing higher fees from the students , but are giving receipts for lesser amount only.
7. If any educational institutions don't agree with the government norms , those institutions must be asked to be registered as commercial bodies , no tax exemptions , lands at concessional rates , allotment of CA sites should be given to them by the government. By these measures alone poor & weaker section people will get justice . you are aware of merited but poor students committing suicides year after year , CET fiasco – due to their financial inability to join medical or engineering colleges. Numerous similar cases are there with regard to admission to ITIs . polytechnics. The greed & casteism of these educational institutions is reigning high. In the positive hope that you will be kind enough to put an end to this menace.
- By American Citizens
Our country was known as " Heaven On Earth" , "Land of Equality & Equal Oppurtunity" & the "Statue of Liberty" rightly symbolized the spirit of our country. Now USA is known as a "Terror State".
In the last 3 – 4 decades , the persons who occupied the office of President USA ,in their individual capacity took wrong , inhuman decisions , meddled in the internal affairs of other sovereign nations , spent our resources to create terrorist outfits like al-queda , Taliban in those countries.
In turn these terrorist outfits terrorized , murdered millions of innocents & this Frankenstein monster came home to roost on September 9 / 11 . After September 9 / 11 , each terror suspect is severely tortured in hell like Abu Garibh prison , elsewhere by our authorities. For argument sake let us accept
that these terrorists who murder innocents don't deserve kid glove treatment & rightly deserve 3rd degree torture. When a single terrorist deserve such inhuman 3rd degree torture , what quantum of punishment , torture – previous presidents of USA deserve – who created , aided & abetted thousands of such terrorists , terrorist outfits ?
Herby, we appeal to the honourable Supreme Court of USA to order the federal government to to make public :
1. how much US resources were spent from US TREASURY , to finance terrorist outfits , military juntas in other sovereign nations ?
2. is not Al-queda , Taliban creations of USA ?
3. did September 9 / 11 WTC attack truly happened by hijacked airplane or was it planned by US authorities ? see
4 . is racial profiling , profiling a particular community & suspecting all the muslims as terror suspects , right?
5. if it is right , the cretors of such terrorist outfits – past presidents of USA – who were Christians makes it logical to assume whole of our Christian community as terror suspect ?
6. is not use of 3rd degree torture on all type of suspects in US prisons & in the prisons of US allied countries at the behest of US authorities , right ? is it not violation of human rights & US laws ?
7. did US find any weapons of mass destruction in Iraq , which was the main reason for US attacking Iraq ?
8. why not US authorities use scientific interrogation techniques like polygraph , lie detector tests instead of inhuman 3rd degree torture on terror suspects & suspects in other criminal cases ?
9 . what legal right our President of USA have , to illegally spend billions of our dollars on inhuman , llegal acts of terrorism , military coup , creation , aiding & abetting of terrorists , etc , in other sovereign nations ? while we are suffering from loss of jobs ,loss of home due to natural calamities , etc ?
Crux , Foundation of all religions is humanity , kindness & universal brotherhood. It is the preachers who misrepresent it. Terrorism created , aided , abetted by anybody is inhuman & wrong . Terrorism is creation of power hungry , selfish people & they must be legally punished .
Hereby , we appeal to the honorable supreme court of USA to legally prosecute Previous PRESIDENTS OF USA in the last 4 decades , for crimes of terror , as per the present US anti-terror laws.
Recently , in the issue of weekly publication "The Week" , cabinet minister of government of srilanka (previously a deadly terrorist & right hand man of LTTE chief Prabhakaran ) Mr. Karuna , Himself has stated in an interview that LTTE received arms training in Tamilnadu State of India , to wage war against Government of Srilanka. The Justice Jain Commission Of Enquiry , which probed late PM Rajiv Gandhi's assassination case , also stated that Tamil Terrorist outfits in Srilanka Received monetary , financial , arms training support from government of India. GOI has even setup a radio station for tamil terrorists of srilanka , within Indian territory. GOI spent billions of dollars of Indian taxpayer's money for aiding & abetting terrorism , while billions of Indians were half starving & going without a single meal , without proper health care.
Recently , in a media interview the president of Government of Pakistan Mr. Jardari himself has confessed that in the previous years the government of Pakistan has aided & abetted Terrorism for tactical gains of Pakistan , spending billions of dollars of Pakistani taxpayer's money. While ordinary Pakistanis were suffering from starvation , lack of health care , etc.
All the above proves that Previous Presidents of Government of USA , previous Presidents of Government of Pakistan & Previous Prime Ministers of Government of India were the real master minds of TERRORISM , founded , aided , abetted TERRORISM FOR THEIR OWN SELFISH GAINS. In turn Murdering lakhs of innocent human beings. These guilty previous presidents & prime ministers are deadly than OSAMA BIN LADEN.
Hereby , we appeal to the Honorable Chief Justices of supreme courts of USA , INDIA , PAKISTAN , BANGLADESH , SRILANKA & INTERNATIONAL WAR CRIMES TRIBUNAL , to legally prosecute the previous Prime Ministers of INDIA , the previous presidents of USA & PAKISTAN , on charges of master minding TERRORISM & murdering innocent people in their respective countries .
LEGAL PROSECUTION OF SPONSORERS OF TERRORISM
Visit , read the petition & support by signing the petition demanding , COMPLIANCE OF RTI ACT , CONSTITUTION OF INDIA ,
ACCOUNTABILITY OF INDIAN JUDGES & POLICE.
DOUBLE STANDARDS OF INDIAN JUDICIARY & POLICE
In india , Law is one & same for all , however in it's implementation & enforcement , the public servants are practicing double standards. Poor Innocents are harassed , tortured all in the name of law , rules , technicalities . Whereas , Rich Criminals are manipulating the evidences , records & are going scot free. The Public Servants treat Rich Criminals
Favourably with kid gloves ofcourse for a price. Now , take for instance , public servants of the rank of supreme
court chief justice & President of india are hiding information relating to crime , covering-up crimes , violating commoner's human rights , fundamental rights , obstructing citizen from performing their Constitutionally prescribed Fundamental Duties as Citizens of India , no action by police , they are not even registering the complaint. Whereas , if a commoner cover-ups a crime or evidence , he also becomes a criminal , if a commoner violates the fundamental / human right of a rich person , if a commoner obstructs a public servant from performing his public duties , all those become crimes & he is legally booked for each counts. Why not police registering complaint against the above stated public servants for above crimes. IS IT NOT DOUBLE STANDARD.
POLICE NOT REGISTERING FOLLOWING COMPLAINT
LIG-2 / 761, HUDCO FIRST STAGE,
MYSORE - 570017.
Honourable DG & IG of Police ,
State Police H.Q ,
Honourable Circle Inspector of Police,
Vijayanagar Police Station,
Subject : Violation of FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS & HUMAN RIGHTS by Honourable Chief Jusice of India & H.E.Honourable President of India & other public servants
However in india , CONSTITUTIONAL FUNCTIONARIES / PUBLIC SERVANTS have forgotten this & are acting as lords , autocrats - unquestionable public masters. CONSTITUTIONAL FUNCTIONARIES are PUBLIC SERVANTS appointed to serve the public, public are the kings of democracy , they are the taxpayers & paymasters of this very same public servants.
In India , corruption has spread it's tentacles far & wide , it has not even spared the judiciary. The last resort of commonman for seeking justice is judiciary , even there corruption has spread.In present day India , if one is rich , he can committ any type of crime & get away clean from courts of law. there are corrupt police officials who modify FIR , suppress evidences ,manipulate evidences , takes up different line of investigation , fix innocents , coughs-up false confessions from innocents by 3rd degree torture , file B report closing the case , decides not to appeal in higher court of law , etc , ALL FOR A PRICE. Just see the list of millionnaire police officials who are caught by karnataka lokayukta.
Next step , the prosecutor & defense advocate strikes a deal , manipulates evidences , manipulates way of presentation of case & way of argument favouring the rich crooks for a price , as observed in high profile BMW case involving public prosecutor IU KHAN & defense counsel RK ANAND. In this way , if corrupt police & advocates ,
together manipulate the due process of law , the presiding judge is left high & dry eventhough the judge is honest, he is left helpless. to add to this , when the judge himself is corrupt , people's last hope , democracy is dead. nowadays
we are hearing too many reports of irregularities in judiciary.
our publication has filed many appeals as PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION before hon'ble supreme court of india, but the vested interests there are not accepting it as PILs. WHAT DOES PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION MEANS ? ISSUES WHICH ARE OF PUBLIC CONCERN AFFECTING MANY NUMBER OF PUBLICS.
The issues raised by us for sample :
1. sale of fake medicines & adulterated food products , beverages , colas affecting the health of millions of indians
& public of importing nations who are importing the same dangerous products from india .
2. demolition , eviction of houses , lands belonging to poor dalits , tribals , backward castes by government authorities whereas regularising illegal land encroachments , illegal buildings by high & mighty people in total disregard to law. in some cases government has even made contempt of court , by defying court orders & enacting special laws all to favour rich land grabbers.
3. take the cases corporate frauds, violation of labour laws , pollution board laws , tax laws , etc by companies.
4. The reports in media about certain highly placed public servants leaking india's defense secrets to foreign countries & some politicians , film stars attending parties hosted by anti nationals DAWOOD IBRAHIM & underworld dons in gulf countries & elsewhere.
CROSS EXAM OF HONOURABLE CHIEF JUSTICE OF INDIA , SUPREME COURT OF INDIA -
CROSS EXAM OF UNION HOME SECRETARY , GOI , NEW DELHI –
CROSS EXAM OF DG&IG OF POLICE , GOK , BANGALORE –
CROSS EXAM OF GOVERNOR , RESERVE BANK OF INDIA
http://theftinrbi.blogspot.com/ , http://theftinrbi.rediffblogs.com/
CROSS EXAM OF MUDA COMMISSIONER , MUDA , MYSORE –
http://crimesofmuda.blogspot.com/ , http://manivannanmuda.blogspot.com/
, http://crimesatmudamysore.wordpress.com/ ,
CROSS EXAM OF BDA COMMISSIONER , BDA , BANGALORE –
http://crimesofbda.blogspot.com/ , http://bdacrimes.wordpress.com/ ,
CORPORATE CRIMES RPG CABLES LIMITED
MEGA FRAUD BY GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
are you ready to catch tax thieves ?
MOBILE PHONES , CURRENCY SCANDALS
reliance industry where is accountability ?
crimes at infosys campus
crimes by B.D.A against a poor woman
crimes of land mafia in India
currency thefts in RBI Press
killer colas & killer medicines of India
We do have highest respect for all constitutional bodies , public servants , but it is an appeal to the honest few in public service ,to bring to book their corrupt colleagues.The Honourable Chief Justice of India & H.E.Honourable
President of India have violated their oaths of office , failed in their constitutional duties , suppressed material truths / informations & thereby repeatedly violated my Constitutionally guaranteed FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS & BASIC
HUMAN RIGHTS & Obstructing me from performing constitutionally prescribed FUNDAMENTAL DUTIES AS A CITIZEN OF INDIA.
Hereby , i do request you to legally prosecute the below mentioned public servants viz
1. H.E.Honourable President of India
2. Honourable Chief Justice Of India
3. Union Home Secretary , GOI
4. Governor , Reserve Bank Of India
5. Director-General & Inspector General Of Police , government of karnataka
6. Commissioner , Bangalore Development Authority
7. Commissioner , Mysore Urban Development Authority
8. Commissioner , Mysore City Corporation
9. Labour Commissioner , government of karnataka and
10. all public servants belonging to tax dept , pollution control board , etc mentioned in the above cases with web links.
on the above mentioned charges. the whole issue of this news paper & the related materials at the weblinks provided, forms part of this complaint. If i am repeatedly called to police station or else where for the sake of investigations , the losses i do incurr as a result like loss of wages , transportation , job , etc must be borne by the government. prevoiusly the police / IB personnel repeatedly called me the complainant (sufferer of injustices) to police station for
questioning , but never called the guilty culprits even once to police station for questioning , as the culprits are high & mighty . this type of one sided questioning must not be done by police or investigating agencies . if anything untoward happens to me or to my family members like loss of job , meeting with hit & run accidents , loss of lives , etc , the jurisdictional police together with above mentioned accussed public servants will be responsible for it. Even if criminal nexus levels fake charges , police file fake cases against me or my dependents to silence me , this complaint is & will be effective.
if anything untoward happens to me or my dependents , the government of india is liable to pay Rs. one crore as compensation to survivors of my family. if my whole family is eliminated by the criminal nexus , then that compensation money must be donated to Indian Army Welfare Fund. afterwards , the money must be recovered by GOI as land arrears from the salary , pension , property , etc of guilty police officials , public servants & Constitutional fuctionaries. Thanking you. Jai Hind , Vande Mataram.
Date : 04.07.09………………… your's sincerely,
Place : Mysore…………………. nagaraj.m.r.
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