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Monday, December 31, 2007
In 2007 we have seen love loosing to hate, peace loosing to violence. We should stop and ponder. Are we going to allow this to continue or we should do something to reverse the trend?
If we want that in year 2008, love should emerge victorious over hate and peace over violence then we need to bring love back in to our lives. My friends wonder where the love has gone. I wonder too. Has love really gone out of our lives or it is still there within our hearts but has been covered by greed which brought hate and violence to the front? Whatever is the situaion we should re-discover love. Without love we cease to be human beings.
Every year people make new resolutions. I also do. Last year I made a resolution to develop positive attitude towards life and people. I succeeded to some extent. I continue with this resolution for year 2008 also.
This year I make a new resolution to bring love back in our lives. Let love be victorious on hate. Let peace be victorious on violence.
I have many wishes too (list is very long. Here are some):
No deaths under blue line buses.
No killings of senior citizens.
No child abuse.
No violence against women.
No road rage.
No police brutality on innocent citizens.
No expolitation of and discrimination against any citizen.
No terror killings.
No photos of ministers on public ads.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL.
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Today is 2nd October, Mahatma Gandhi's birthday. We call him Father of Indian Nation.
But the nation we have built after independence is not the nation of his dreams.
If he was alive today, he will refuse to be referred to as father of this nation.
Let us know what his dream was:
"I shall work for an India in which the poorest shall feel that it is their country,
in whose making they have an effective voice, an India in which there shall be
no high class and low class of people; an India in which all communities shall live
in perfect harmony. There can be no room in such an India for the curse of untouchability,
or the curse of intoxicating drinks and drugs. Women will enjoy the same rights as men.
We shall be at peace with all the rest of the world. This is the India of my dreams."
Now, can anybody tell me whether we have built the India of Gandhi's dream?
Do we see any part of his dream has been realized in today's India?
Why we insult him and his memory by calling him father of this nation?
Let us stop humiliating him on his birthday everty year.
and able Prime Ministyer of India. For Indian Nation he is a forgetten hero.
Monday, September 24, 2007
I am not a legal luminary, but I also feel that truth can not be seen in contempt of anybody, including judiciary. Truth is God. Can God be held in contempt?
ges I wonder what has inspired the learned judges to pass such a judgment. Do they feel that judges are above the law written down in the constitution, and even the law of God, that truth always wins?
Monday, September 03, 2007
Where love has gone? Why people are full of hate? These are the questions which disturbs me. I try to find the answer but it is not found.
Sunday, September 02, 2007
Newspapers are full of news about corruption, violence, conflict. TV channels also focus on such news only. Is Indian media not able to find good news or good things have stopped happening in India? Whenever I look at news I feel disturbed. It is difficult for me to believe that good people are not there and good things are not happening. Then why media shows only bad things?
What do you feel friends?
Communalism is strong devotion to the interests of one's own minority or ethnic group rather than those of society as a whole. Appeasement is yielding or concede to the belligerent demands of a minority or a ethnic group in a conciliatory effort, sometimes at the expense of justice or other principles. If you think deeper you will find that communalism and appeasement are two sides of the same coin.
Political parties claim themselves to be secular but in fact they all are communal. Every single political party divides people on religious grounds and project themselves as the only messiah for divided groups. This is going on from British days. After India got independence, new political rulers decided that this policy should comntinue.
People should see and protect themselves from this divide and rule policy (Indian version). But then people are a divided lot.
Like during freedom struggle against British rule, Indo-China war, the Indian communists have again been exposed for their loyalty towards other countries. This time it is Indo-US nuclear deal. Left parties are openly working as agents of communist China. It is unfortunate that UPA Govt in its bid to remain in power is dragging its feet on nuclear deal under pressure of these Chinese Dalals.
For Sonia Gandhi it may not be a big deal but Manmohan Singh and other congress leaders are Indians, and they are loyalty-bound with Indian interests. BJP and other non-UPA parties are also behaving in unindian manner.
People of India, in majority, want Govt to go ahead with nuclear deal. UPA Govt should respect this wish of the people.What do you feel friends?
Saturday, January 06, 2007
There is no governance. What we see today is nothing but a crude rule of few representatives over the majority. No action taken by the government goes well with the majority of people. Be it the 'office-of-profit' bill, Indo-US nuclear deal, amendment to RTI Act, continuance of reservation and extending it to new sectors, a conflict is seen in expectations of the people and approach of the government. People have to come out on the streets to force the government to think and act their way.
How can a society develop in this conflicting environment?
Sunday, December 31, 2006
That I shall work for continual improvement of day-to-day life of Indian citizens.
That my relationship with all other Indians shall be on three levels – emotional, social and national.
That on emotional level the relationship shall be based on the principles of humanity, as I am a human being and so all other Indians.
That on social level the relationship shall be based on the principles of peaceful co-existence, as I am a part of the Great Indian Society and so all other Indians.
That on national level the relationship shall be based on the principles of nationalism, as I am a citizen of Great Indian Nation and so all other Indians.
That my behavior with all other Indians shall be guided by above principles.
That my religion, my language, my life-style, my food habits etc., shall be my personal traits.
That I shall consider religion, language, life-style, food habits etc., of all other Indians as their personal traits, and shall respect them.
That all my personal traits shall support and strengthen above relationships.
That based on above relationships, I shall work for creation of a class-less all-Indian society.
That I do not have any copyright on this manifesto and all Indians are welcome to adopt it in full or part as their manifesto.
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Who are these people and why are they are on the side of the enemy of India? Why are they not on the side of their country and innocent fellow citizens? Why they are asking Indian state to free him? Why are they not asking these terrorists to stop killing innocent people?
Are they the other face of terrorism? Will it be right to call them terrorists without arms?
Added on 03 September 2007
UPA Govt has succeeded in saving an enemy of Indian nation by sleeping on the mercy petition of Afzal. It will be a big mistake to pardon him, so the Govt is delaying a decision for indefinite period. People-rejected Home Minister Patil has already said that there is no time limit for taking such decisions. Now Rashtrapati Bhawan also has a Sonia loyalist.
Friday, August 25, 2006
If there was a law to recall them I would have initiated action under that law. But atleast I can disown them. From now onwards these goondas are not my representative in Goonda Sabha.
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Media is daily reporting cases where hospitals and schools have not complied to term and conditions of free allotment of land. In some cases the trust concerned have sold out the building and land to others at very high market rates. Hospitals and schools have become dens of corruption these days. They have no concern for patients and students. They only look at them as source of money. In hospitals, the poor people are always neglected or attended to in a very casual manner. In schools, poor children either don't get admission or, if forced to admit, not cared for.
I feel hurt on wastage of such huge public money on these corrupt instutuitions. This practice of giving free land to hospitals and schools should stop.
The proposal of SC is totally unethical and against the principles of natural justice. Are the people not disstaisfied with courts' working? Are courts delivering right justice in right time? Are people not forced to agitate to get justice from courts? Courts in India are like any other public authority which has failed the people. It should be subjected to a common law and no special treatment should be given to it for with-holding information from people.
First politicians, then babus and now courts want that they should be above the law. If country's highest judicial body has such negative mindset then who will deliver justice to the people? I am really hurt by this wrong and unethical move of SC.
Saturday, August 19, 2006
The parliament has now become a den of corrupt politicians. The patronage to this naked corruption is provided by PM, Speaker and the President. These corrupt people make laws for the country but keep themselves above these laws. These people, elected by people, are expected to create standards of ideal behaviour but they create standards of unethical and immoral behaviour.
Leaders have become criminals. Dark days are ahead for India and Indian democracy.
Sunday, August 06, 2006
It is a fact that there is a coalition govt at the centre, but Congress party wrongly thinks that it is dependent on the support of its coalition partners to remain in office. It is dependent on the support of Indian people and no body else. Its coalition partners are all there for serving their own vested interests and would never like to destabilise the govt. Even if it is destabilized then people will again elect congress to govern. But for that congress has to win the confidence of the people.
Congress should have confidence in the people of India. They want better governance irrespective of the party. Now, when congress is runnubg the govt people want it to deliver and deliver right in right time. People are pained every time the govt compromises with the demands of vested interests. Congress should remember that making compromises is an exception and not a rule. But, unfortunately it has made it a rule and keep on compromising with unjust and anti-people demands of the cailition partners. This is making people angry. If comgress does not stop compromising then people will sure punish it at the next election.
Sunday, July 23, 2006
I was hurt when he started his innings by inducting in his cabinet those having criminal records and also those who were defeated by the people in the election. When this was opposed he defended it by saying that NDA govt also had such people and it is the compulsion of coalition politics. My hurt started becoming deeper. It was time when he could have simply refused to induct such tainted politicians in his cabinet. He could have taken a tough stand. Indian people were with him. But he choose to compromise and that was the beginning of compromises. he has been making compromises every other day and every other day my hurt is increasing. Will I never see a role model politician in my life?
People did not start respecting him after he became PM. Today also people do not respect him only because he is PM. Rather they are displeased with him as PM. He was a role model for them as an India, a person. They wanted him to be a role model as a politician also. But he failed them.
Friday, July 21, 2006
The child addresses them as Dear Uncle Terrorist, "please do not be angry because I am calling you a terrorist, but I don't know your real name. And everybody calls you a terrorist".
The child asks, "How can you be happy when someone dies? If someone kills your mummy and daddy, how will you feel? I was very sad when my bade Abba died last month.... people say that you did this purposely to kill people. What will you get by hurting people".
The child warns, "Uncle, please do not fight and kill. Allah does not like the killings. It is a sin. And when you die and meet Allah, he will put you in hell and not heaven".
The child advises, "..just say sorry to Allah and go to the police and put yourself in jail so that Allah will forgive you".
Friday, July 14, 2006
Pakistan - Kasuri was not able to hide his happiness when he linked terrorist attacks in Mumbai to Kashmir dispute. Later he backed off from linking terrorist attacks to Kashmir dispute in the background of UNSC directive to member states to cooperate in combating terrorism and universal condemnation of attacks. In a presidential statement issued by UNSC underlined the need to bring the perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of terrorism to justice, and urged all states, in accordance with their obligations under international law and various UN resolutions to cooperate actively with the Indian authorities in this regard. The statement said – “The Security Council reaffirms that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the more serious threats to international peace and security, and that any acts of terrorism are criminals and unjustifiable, regardless of their motives, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed”.
USA - David Mulford, US ambassador to India, chose to see a connection between the Mumbai attacks and Kashmir. The same thing was said by Pakistan foreign minister Kasuri. Look what this David fellow said – “Obviously there are linkages there. We all know that. But at this point, I think it is a little early to be precise as to who did what in these attacks and I think that’s also an issue for the Indian government to explore”. Is he justifying the attacks in reference to Kashmir and in some way holding Indian government responsible for the attacks. UNSC statement issued on Wednesday, July 13, 2006, puts US ambassador to India, David Mulford, on the side of terrorism. Shame to US government.
Mulayam Singh Yadav – Turning a blind eye to the central government directive to clamp down on SIMI because of its suspected involvement in the Mumbai massacre, this man chose to give a virtual clean chit to the banned extremist outfit. He has also cleared SIMI in two terrorist attacks in UP where he is the Chief Minister.
Shivpal Singh – Mulayam’s younger brother said – “SIMI is not a terrorist organization”.
"I am jsut rephrasing emails and information..couldnt write better than this .. but it is must read for every person in India and abroad who think Indian Judiciary can give justice. I really fail to understand how and when will the guilty be booked whether in this case or all other cases.
"Though I know he is the man who committed the crime, I acquit him, giving him the benefit of the doubt."
She was only 23. A Law student and the recipient of an award in 1988 from the then President of India for excellence in vocal music. She was a bright girl full of promises for the future - the future that she never got to see. Her life was brought to an abrupt end on January 23, 1996 by raping and strangling her to death. She was Priyadarshini Mattoo.
But, that could have been you!!! That could have been me!!! That could have been anybody. Priyadarshini was a girl next door.
The accused was her senior in college who had been stalking her for a year. She had even filed complaints against the accused Santosh Kumar Singh twice.
We feel so safe in the confines of our home, but are we? Priyadarshini met her untimely death in her Uncle's safe home.
“The evidence indicates that Santosh entered her house on the pretext of striking a compromise in their legal complaints. Subsequently he allegedly raped her, strangled her with an electric wire and then battered her face beyond recognition with a motorcycle helmet.”
Priyadarshini did not get justice because the guardians of law chose to guard the accused. Santosh is the son of J.P. Singh, who was then Inspector General of Police in the Indian state of Pondicherry and in the course of the trial he served as Joint Commissioner of Police in Delhi, where the crime had been committed.
"The CBI in the matter of DNA evidence has not acted fairly. It tampered with the evidence of clothes of the deceased and also the blood sample of the accused. It even fabricated the documentary evidence and also the Malkhana Register of the CBI as is clear from the discrepancies." Excerpt from Justice J. P. Thareja's verdict
The case ran over a period of 4 years in the court and finally on December 3, 1999 Justice J. P. Thareja passed the final verdict acquitting the accused with the words “Though I know he is the man who committed the crime, I acquit him, giving him the benefit of the doubt.”
“I will never forget the night of December 3. I could not sleep and I was jittery. Logic failed me because the circumstantial and scientific (DNA report) evidence had fixed guilt on the accused. What went wrong then?”
(http://www.indianexpress.com/story/843.html). Priyadarshini's father's anguish is quite evident from the above statement.
But, he did not give up. He appealed against the lower court acquittal on March 7, 2000. It's been six years now, and the appeal hasn’t even come up for hearing. Six years – thats how long it takes to translate three-year court records from Hindi to English—when the major chunk, the 449-page verdict is already in English. Six years and still counting.
What takes the case 10 long years (4 in lower court and 6 in higher court)?
The reasons vary from no lights in the courtroom to a judge on leave, from the case being transferred to another judge by mistake to lawyers suspending work to even the tantrums of the accused. (http://www.indianexpress.com/story/735.html)
They say “Justice delayed is Justice denied”. Priyadarshini is being denied justice. Are we going to watch it as silent spectators?
Some lines written by Sh. Chaman Lal Mattoo, father of Priyadarshini Mattoo, in his articles that touched my heart.
“My daughter Priyadarshini had a beautiful voice and often used to record her voice reciting poems and ghazals. Those tapes are kept with a family friend in Delhi as no one in my family and I have any courage to listen to them.” (http://www.indianexpress.com/story/843.html)
“If I meet Jessica Lall’s father, I will sit next to him and weep. On his fate, on my fate.” (In an article that was published on March 21, 2006, when Jessica Lal's father was alive, http://www.indianexpress.com/story/843.html)
“I also remember how my daughter used to unleash a spirited fight against injustice. I prepared myself, so that my daughter in heaven should not feel that I have lagged behind in getting justice for her.”
"When the media started writing about the Jessica and Mattoo case, I started getting threat calls. Earlier this month, I got a call asking me 'tum abhi bhi zinda ho'? I have no fear of death but I do not want the case to die with me," (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1500750.cms)
"I want to live to the day when I can see him (Santosh Kumar Singh) behind bars. I will fight till I can."
“I am already almost dead. This is my afterlife.”
After reading this, most would say what is the Judicial System doing? What are our politicians doing? What is CBI doing? But, we might as well ask, what are we doing? Don't we have a responsibility towards the safety of our womenfolk?
Are we going to allow a rapist to walk freely on the roads because he was born into a bureaucratic family? Are we going to do nothing to protect our daughters against such daemons?
How long are we going to dig our head in the sand and think that such things don't happen to us? She was one of us, a regular third-year student.
Now, the big question. What can we do?
A lot. July 23 is Priyadarshini's birthday. Lets join hands on that day to help her get justice. Please join and support the justice4priyadarshini rally being organized on July 23, 2006 at India Gate, New Delhi at 4:30 p.m.If you are a Delhite, this is your chance to stand up and do something for the nation.
For all other, the least you can do is help spread this message wide and far.
One line in an article titled “Middle class angst” published in http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?NewsID=1024820&CatID=19 says
“There is a Shayan Munshi in each of us.” (Shayan Munshi had retracted from his initial statement in the Jessica Lal case.)
It's time to come out of our shell and demand for our right to live and live with dignity. "
Posted by khaqsar on his blog - http://suttlenotes.blogspot.com/.
Thursday, July 13, 2006
The 14 residents of South Delhi Nehru Nagar - one of them eight months pregnant - went to discuss their problem with officials of Delhi Jal Board but were arrested and spent four days in Tihar jail where they were forced to clean toilets. These residents have not got a drop of water in their houses since January this year and were demanding water which seems to be a crime for DJB and aam aadmi ki sarkar.
Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh and Sheila Dikshit claim that their sarkar is the sarkar of aam aadmi. But DJB officials were not happy with aam aadmi as they dared to blame them for no water. The police was not happy with the aam aadmi as they were seen as trouble creaters (a pregnant lady amongst them). The judge did not like the aam aadmi and sent them to jail.
Terrorist strike and kill innocent people in one stroke. Aam aadmi ki sarkar kill innocent people slowly. What is the difference between this sarkar and terrorists.
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Removal of Dr. Venugopal, Director AIIMS, has hurt the feelings of all those who believe that no body is above an institution and people of academic excellence should be treated with utmost respect. Additional Solicitor General appearing on behalf of the Ramadoss (unfortunately Indian government) said in HC that Venugopal’s removal was necessitated by “public interest” and his “miserable failure” as AIIMS Director. See what Justice Anil Kumar, who stayed Venugopal’s removal, said in reply to this submission – “Ouster of such an eminent doctor whose professional eminence fortunately has not been disputed by the respondents (Ramadoss & others) may be a great loss not only to the institution but to the general public at large. He pulled up the authorities for not producing any evidence to prove his poor performance as an administrator. He held July 5 action of the government to terminate Venugopal’s services as “vitiated”. He further held that Venugopal’s removal was against the principle of natural justice, as he has not been given a “reasonable notice and hearing” before the decision to remove him was taken.
People of India should rise and protest against this naked political interference in India’s premier medical institution. If anybody is to be removed then it is Ramadoss, Ramadoss and Ramadoss.
Hate is ungodly. God wishes all his children to love each other. He does not sanction hate. Any human being indulging in hate is committing a crime against God and His will. What these killers of humanity have achieved? If they think that they have done what their God wished them to do and will be pleased by their act then they are mistaken. No God will be pleased with those who kill His children. If there is such a god who is pleased by these killings then he is not a god but Shaitan.
If they think that they have served their co-religionists here, in J&K or in their own nation then again they are mistaken, as nations are not built on hate. We know it. We have seen it. They built their nation on hate by carving out a portion of united India and the result is there for everybody to see. Day and night, they are only thinking of how to harm India, and for this purpose they spend lot of their energy and resources which could have been used for building up their nation. Their primary duty is for the well-being of their people but this hate has blunt their thinking and today they can not think anything other than hate, hate and hate.
They say that they are Muslims and are carrying out the work of Islam. They have become so blind that they do not see that long back they have ceased to be Muslims. A Muslim, by the will of Allah, is required to love and not hate. How can a Muslim claim that he is a Muslim, as he believes in Allah and then go out kill Allah’s children?
Today, by their hate-acts they have given a bad name to their co-religionists all over the world. People of other faiths see every Muslim as a terrorist, look at Islam as a religion of violence, a curse on humanity and a potential destroyer of all human beings. This is what these killers have achieved and will continue to achieve for themselves, their religion and their nation. Hate only destroys. To build there is only love.
I ask every Muslim to rise against these killers and warn them not to use the name of Islam or Allah in their hate-acts. Muslim communities all over the world should declare these killers as children of shaitan.
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Another story tells that a 'tantrik' father sacrificed his eight year old son at the alter of black magic. He buthchered his son before a goddess. What sort of a goddess she is who is pleased by a father for killing his son? It is natural to hear that a father sacrificed his life for the sake of his son. But it hurts to hear that a father killed his son to please a goddess. Why people indulge in such unnatural acts? It is nothing but love has gone out of peoples' lives.
Now I will tell you about the law breakers, not the common people but those make the law and those who are required to enforce the law and also those who think that law does not apply to them. A recent survey conducted by transport department of Delhi Government has revealed that government's vehicles - owned by Union Ministers and Delhi Givernment - are not getting mandatory pllution Under Control (PUC) certificates. The survey has found that 67% of the vehicles with Delhi Govt officials are not getting pollution checks done and do not have a 'Pollution Under Control' certificate.
None of these vehicles were ever challaned. Babus and netas break the law and get away with it. Then they say that common people are breaking the law. Does it hurt you? It hurts me. The leaders of India have failed the people.
Union Health Minister, Ramadoss, is slowly killing AIIMS and everybody is watching - the government, PM, its allies, its supporters, the doctors, the patients, the entire nation. Few of medical fraternity are of course defending AIIMS autonomy. Few of common men, like me, are also supporting them to defend the autonomy.
Should people like Ramadoss be allowed to interfere in daily administration of AIIMS? The answer can only be a big NO. Then why it is happening and why the UPA government is allowing it to happen? Again eveybody knows the answer - politics and a greed to have control over India's premier medical institution, so that pesonal interests can be served. This man, Ramadoss, has not read the statement of objects when AIIMS Bill was introduced in Lok Sabha by then Health Minister, Rajkumri Amrit Kaur. It seems that everybody in the government including the PM have not cared to read it.
Let me remind everybody that political non-inteference was the cornersone of AIIMS Act. The Act envisages a 17-member governing body having mostly members who are apolitical and connected in some way with the medical profession, except three MPs, two from LS and one from RS. These MPs are morally required to represent the people and not their respective political parties. This makes them also almost apolitical. Even this provision of having three MPs was crticised by MPs when the bill was introduced in Parliament in early 1956. They apprehended that it left loopholes for future government's interference in the autonomy of this premier institution. The hallowed objective of political non-interference is being breached by UPA government under Manmohan Singh and his health minister Ramadoss.
Now the matter is in court. Perhaps the salvation point would come through the court. I pray for it. You also pray for it.
Monday, July 10, 2006
Mrs. Dikshit, I am hurt by your words and actions. It is simply not done in good governance.
Yesterday you said on TV that no body including discoms are responsible for bad power supply situation in Delhi. You justified it by saying that when there is no power how it can be supplied. To day I read in the newspapers that you have transferred this responsibility to discoms. Have you forgetten that you are answerable to people of Delhi and not discoms? Any arrangement between your government and discoms is your problem and you have full responsibility to solve that. It was your decision to outsource power distribution to discoms. What checks and balances you have installed in this outsourcing process, and how you monitor it to ensure that people of Delhi get uninterrupted power supply is your responsibility. People of Delhi have elected you to govern the affiars in Delhi. They have not elected discoms for this purpose. So Mrs. Dikshit, please don't tell us that discoms have not done this or that. Tell us why you have failed to ensure uninterrupted power supply to the people of Delhi. People are not interested in any excuse of any shortfalls or any power thefts or any other reason for this bad performance of your government . They are interested only in uninterrupted power supply. For this they have elected you and you have miserably failed to work as per their trust posed in you.
I am further hurt by you when I read that you are going to Mongolia. People of Delhi are suffering because of your inefficiency and bad performance and you choose to go to Mongolia. It is more unfortunate that there you will unveil the statue of Mahatman Gandhi. I don't understand how you think you are qualified to unveil the statue of a person of such high stature. What credentials you have for this?
You have let down the people who have elected you. Delhites are seething in rage over your government's abject failure in either taking care of local generating units or arranging adequate power from other sources, and your power minister and power secretary are saying that maintenance of turbines was not done for seven years in the interest of the people? Have they lost their senses?
NO MRS. DIKSHIT, IT IS NOT DONE.