Thursday, December 25, 2008
The history of Pakistan is messed up by ISI, They have no records of peace and stability, Most rulers of that country are stained with dishonesty and corruption. It has no clean image, and always running a proxy war with India. Its leaders lie to its people and deprive them from truth.
It's trait is like cunning jackals. It flexes its muscle like a clown and being victim of its own creation -- Islamic terrorists.
UN: Pakistani Charity Was Terrorist Front
Security Council Imposes Sanctions On Group Linked To Mumbai Attacks
UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 11, 2008
CBS/AP) A U.N. Security Council panel has declared a Pakistan-based charity a front group for the terrorist organization blamed in the attacks on Mumbai that killed 171 people. In a move sought by India and the United States, the panel said the charity Jamaat-ud-Dawa was a front for the Pakistani militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba and subject to U.N. sanctions on terrorist organizations. By accepting that Jamaat-ud-Dawa is essentially an alias for the Lashkar group, a stance firmly held by U.S. authorities, the U.N. panel has significantly added to India's pressure for Pakistan's civilian government to prove that it is cracking down on militant groups and pursuing extremists blamed for last month's siege of India's commercial capital.
A lot of refersnces are below from recent years :
Pakistani Charity Under Scrutiny in Plot
LONDON, Aug. 13 2006
British and Pakistani investigators are trying to determine whether the group of Britons suspected of plotting to blow up as many as 10 commercial airliners may have received money raised for earthquake relief by a Pakistani charity that is a front for an Islamic militant group.
The charity, Jamaat ud Dawa, which is active in the mosques of Britain’s largest cities provided the money that was to be used to buy plane tickets for the suspects to conduct a practice run as well as the attacks themselves. The money is believed to have come directly from the group’s network in Britain and was not sent from Pakistan,
EXCLUSIVE REPORT: Hurricane Katrina charity tied to Islamic terrorist
Islamic charity: All roads lead to Pakistani terrorist
(If that is not bad enough, a county road in Virginia is named after the international terrorist despite renaming requests to county supervisors)
Investigative report by Douglas J. Hagmann, Director 19 February 2007 :
Continued investigation by the Northeast Intelligence Network of the Jamaat ul Fuqra terrorist organization has revealed additional information about the group's activities inside the United States - including the possible diversion of money to train terrorists and finance terrorist operations through a number of non-profit organizations, front companies and Islamic charities..
Faith, Charity and the Money Trail to Pakistan's Islamist Militants
Religious donations fuel boom in Islamic schools and get money to extremists.
Quick, cheap and paperless, the age-old hawala money transfer is thriving in Pakistan. Millions of emigrants use it to remit their wages to families back home. But hawala is also favoured by drug smugglers, corrupt officials, and the financiers of militant Islam.
Donors in petrodollar-rich Gulf countries, the US and Europe send donations - anything from a few thousand dollars to several million, said Seth Jones of the Washington-based Rand Corporation. "Without significant funding from abroad, especially the Gulf states, we would be nowhere near the current level of Islamist militancy," he said. "We're talking about tens if not hundreds of millions of dollars." President Pervez Musharraf is coming under fresh pressure to crack down on the flow. Last month's Red Mosque siege in Islamabad raised questions about how a madrasa with no apparent source of income could afford to feed up to 6,000 students - and still have money to build a small arsenal of weapons. Karachi is reputedly a hub of Taliban and Islamist financing. Last month Mariane Pearl, widow of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, who was murdered in Karachi in 2002, launched a court action against a bank she alleges helped her husband's killers.
In Pakistan zakat - one of the five pillars of Islam - is levied by the state. But in oil-rich Gulf States Muslims also send zakat abroad - an estimated £50m a year from Saudi Arabia. That money has helped fund an explosion of mosques and madaris in Pakistan; some also ends up in the coffers of militant groups.
International Islamic Relief Organization (IIRO), a charity founded by Osama bin Laden's brother-in-law, which still has a large office in Pakistan.
US-based Muslim charity convicted of funding terrorism
Leaders of Holy Land Foundation guilty on 108 charges of aiding terrorism, money laundering and tax fraud
US-based Muslim charity found guilty of funding terrorism
The more common methods employed by terrorist outfits to generate funds - as experienced in the context of South Asia - are:
Voluntary contributions: From individuals, members of expatriate communities, and organizations that sympathize with the broad objectives of the terrorist organization. The LTTE in Sri Lanka and the Al Qaeda, regularly receive sizeable contributions through such means.
Forced/Compulsory donations: Ethnic, ideological and religious terrorists are known to use the technique of forced or compulsory donations On special occasions such as religious festivals, sending round of ‘collection boxes’ is fairly common, and provides anonymity as well. Compulsory subscriptions to pro-terrorist publications have laterally become an important avenue for generation of funds. The Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Toeba’s monthly, Majalah-al-Dawana, and its weekly magazine, Al Ghazwa, are two prime examples.
State support/sponsorship: The Lashkar-e-Toeba, the Hizbul Mujahideen and the Al Badr (which operate in India), are well patronized, including through provision of funds, by certain official agencies across the border. Shared objectives such as involvement in ‘Low Intensity Conflict’ provide the excuse for such official support. A tentative estimate of funds made available to such terrorist outfits annually is in the region of a few million dollars.
Extortion and use of coercive methods: Many terrorist outfits today imitate criminal enterprises. Intimidation of small businesses, individuals and even some State enterprises to extort funds has become common.
Association with Criminal Syndicates: Jehadi and non-jehadi terrorist outfits seek, and enter into, partnerships with Organized Criminal Syndicates, and outsource fund-raising to the latter. This is largely true of metropolitan cities. It takes many forms, but mainly bank robberies and kidnapping for ransom.
Utilisation of legitimate business enterprises: Terrorist outfits set up legitimate business enterprises viz. restaurants, real estate, shipping, etc. and utilize part of the proceeds to siphon off funds for terrorist activities. Among terrorist outfits, the LTTE has a very well-established network of legitimate businesses, which provide both funds as well as logistics for their activities. Jehadi terrorist organizations have begun to follow suit.
Stock market operations: Isolated instances of terrorist outfits manipulating the stock markets to raise funds for their operations have been reported. Stock Exchanges in Mumbai and Chennai (India) have, on occasions, reported that fictitious or notional companies were engaging in stock-market operations. Some of these companies were later traced to terrorist outfits.
Misuse of banking channels: Legitimate banking channels are regularly being used to fund terrorist operations. Many instances of funds received via banking channels from so-called safe locations such as Dubai and UAE intended for terrorist organizations have been detected by Indian Counter-Terrorist Agencies. Each individual transaction tends to be small so as not to attract attention and to avoid detection. Use of both real, and fraudulent, ATM cards has also been resorted to at times.
Narcotics: Funds from drug cultivation and trafficking in narcotics are extensively used to fund terrorist outfits. Both jehadi outfits and the LTTE rely heavily on such funds for their activities. The sharp rise in opium cultivation in Afghanistan - which has more than doubled during the past few years - raises concerns of more funds becoming available to terrorists. According to Indian Agencies at least 1/8th of their major interdictions reveal a drugs- terrorist nexus.
Counterfeit currency: Counterfeiting of currency is currently a favourite method being adopted (by Agencies across the border) to fund terrorist activities directed at India. Large amounts of high quality counterfeit Indian currency are detected each year - the normal route being via Nepal, and Bangladesh.
Charities: An important source of funds to jehadi terrorist outfits are religious charities. Sincere believers contributing to charities are perhaps unaware that a sizeable portion of the funds go to fund terrorist activities and terrorist outfits. Many of the charities are already designated as ‘Terrorist Front Organisations’; yet most continue to operate under new labels. The Al Rashid Trust went through several changes in nomenclature, while the banned International Islamic Relief morphed into the Sanabil Al Khir Foundation. Conduits through which such funds find their way to terrorist organizations include established banking channels such as the Habib Bank in Pakistan.
Offices of Pakistani Charity Shuttered
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Dec. 11 -- Pakistan on Thursday closed 11 offices of a controversial Islamic charity that has been linked to last month's deadly attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai and placed the group's leader under house arrest.
Sayeed was one of four individuals singled out by the U.N. Security Council late Wednesday when it placed Jamaat-ud-Dawa on a list of designated terrorist organizations and imposed sanctions on the group, including an asset freeze, a travel ban and an arms embargo. The United Nations also said the charity was directly linked to Lashkar-i-Taiba, the outlawed Pakistani militant group that Indian authorities blame for the three-day siege in Mumbai that killed at least 171 people, including six Americans.
Pakistan Denies Islamic Charity Link to UK Bomb Plot
Pakistani officials are moving to shut down a charity linked to the militant group accused of masterminding the Mumbai attacks by freezing its assets and placing its leader under house arrest
Earlier Thursday, Pakistani officials said they were closing all of the organization's offices, while the country's central bank has frozen its assets.
Treasury Designates Charity Funneling Money to Palestinian Islamic Jihad--Action Marks 400th Designation of a Terrorist or Financier—
The U.S. Department of the Treasury today designated the Elehssan Society, including all its branches, as a charitable front for the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ). A deadly Palestinian terrorist group, PIJ has been named a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) and a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) by the U.S. Government and is also named on the European Union's list of terrorist entities.
"Elehssan masquerades as a charity, while actually helping to finance Palestinian Islamic Jihad's acts of terror against the Israeli people and other innocents," said Stuart Levey, the Treasury's Under Secretary for the Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence (TFI). "We will not hesitate to act against those who enable murderers, regardless of how they disguise themselves."
Blacklist terror charity still open in Pakistan
The Markaz-e-Taiba complex of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa organisation remains open in Muridke, Pakistan, despite being terror blacklisted by UN
Pakistan Government orders closure of 'charity front for terrorists'
From The Times December 15, 2008
Pakistan 'linked to 75% of all UK terror plots', warns Gordon Brown
Gordon Brown demanded "action, not words" from Pakistan yesterday, blaming Pakistani militants for last month's attack on Mumbai and revealing that three quarters of the gravest terror plots under investigation in the UK had links to Pakistan.
Winding up a two-day tour of Afghanistan, India and Pakistan, the Prime Minister urged Asif Ali Zardari, Pakistan's President, to "break the chain of terror" linking Islamist militants in Afghanistan and Pakistan to attempted terrorist attacks in Britain.
"Three quarters of the most serious plots investigated by the British authorities have links to al-Qaeda in Pakistan," said Mr Brown in a press conference alongside Mr Zardari in the presidential palace in Islamabad. "The time has come for action, not words."
Islamic Terrorist Aggression : The whole world shrinking in fear
Related story : http://www.aclj.org/News/Read.aspx?ID=3129
December 1, 2008
By Bob Unruh, WorldNetDaily
A leading advocate for religious rights says an Islam-sponsored religious anti-"defamation" resolution pushed in the United Nations appears to be losing support but still remains a rattlesnake to Christianity around the world.
"U.N. Watch, a Geneva-based organization that monitors the U.N.'s Human Rights Council, acknowledged what we have stated all along that the resolution is 'aimed at the Western world to intimidate anyone from criticizing radical Islam,'" said Jay Sekulow of the American Center for Law & Justice.
As WND reported, the organization raised alarms about the plan supported by the 57 member - nations of the Organization of the Islamic Conference.
The group repeatedly has lobbied since 1999 for the plan, based on the Cairo Declaration of Human Rights in Islam, "which states that all rights are subject to Shariah law, and makes Shariah law the only source of reference for human rights."
The ACLJ has launched a petition effort to raise awareness of the campaign, to be delivered to the U.N. High Commissioner on Human Rights.
According to the ACLJ's European division, the European Center for Law & Justice, "The 'defamation of religion' resolutions establish as the primary focus and concern the protection of ideas and religions generally, rather than protecting the rights of individuals to practice their religion, which is the chief purpose of international religious freedom law.
"Furthermore, 'defamation of religion' replaces the existing objective criterion of limitations on speech where there is an intent to incite hatred or violence against religious believers with a subjective criterion that considers whether the religion or its believers feel offended by the speech," the group continued.
The ECLJ said, "The implementation of domestic laws to combat defamation of religion in many OIC countries reveals a selective and arbitrary enforcement toward religious minorities, who are often Christians. Those violations are frequently punishable by the death penalty."
The newest "anti-defamation" plan was submitted in March. It cites a declaration "adopted by the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers" at a meeting in Islamabad "which condemned the growing trend of Islamophobia and systematic discrimination against adherents of Islam."
But no such references are made for the protections of any other religions.
Now, in a website commentary, Sekulow notes support apparently is declining for the plan.
He said this week a vote revealed the impacts of the work by the ACLJ and ECLJ.
"The U.N.'s Third Committee voted on the 'Defamation of Religions' resolution and here's the breakout: The resolution received 85 'yes' votes, 50 'no' votes and 42 abstentions. By comparison, last year the resolution received 95 'yes' votes, 52 'no' votes and 30 abstentions. [The] vote confirmed what I have been sensing for some time now – the resolution is losing steam. For the first time ever, the 'no' and 'abstention' votes totaled more than the 'yes' vote," Sekulow said.
"What's encouraging is the country-by-country vote. The ECLJ team tells me that several of the countries we met with actually backed away from supporting the resolution and changed their votes in committee yesterday. Of the 12 countries that our team met with, seven nations changed their votes after encouragement from our team: Belize, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, and Uruguay all voted to 'abstain' after voting 'yes' last year. And, St. Lucia, which voted 'yes' last year, did not vote at all in the committee."
Sekulow said the proposal, while purportedly to protect against "defamation of religions," actually "constrains it, and frequently this resolution is used as a weapon to silence religious minorities – including Christians in many countries."
"It would target anyone who speaks negatively in any way about Islam. Sharing your faith would become an international crime punishable by imprisonment or death," he said.
"We know that if dangerous resolutions like this are enshrined as international law, it will come at the price of countless Christian lives," he said.
Sekulow said the next battle will be at the U.N. General Assembly, where the "Defamation of Religions" resolution will receive a vote sometime before the end of this year.
The U.S. State Department also has found the proposal unpalatable.
"This resolution is incomplete inasmuch as it fails to address the situation of all religions," said a statement from Leonard Leo. "We believe that such inclusive language would have furthered the objective of promoting religious freedom. We also believe that any resolution on this topic must include mention of the need to change educational systems that promote hatred of other religions, as well as the problem of state-sponsored media that negatively targets any one religion."
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
China is the answer of Islamic terrorism.
The Pakistanis have done a genocide in Indian soil on 26/11
The world shows love and Islamic terrorists kills people
Pakistan is trying to deny its involvement in Mumbai mass murder. The whole world raise its index finger accusing Pakistan. But its indifferent.
Monday, November 17, 2008
But most religious people , the fanatics, self styled Priests (butchers) are dangerous man, They have no civilised talk and tolerance, they take the verses from scriptures and set people to wage war and start mass destruction/genocide.
The people who defends Human rights they have seen and witnessed many religious intolerance and crime but do not spread the awareness what may save human souls and bring into harmony. religious books are dangerous to society and enemy of human rights which defends human welfare.
KOLKATA: The agitation against alleged police excesses by pre-dominantly tribal villagers continued on Sunday. Fresh roadblocks were put up further isolating the Lalgarh area — a region where the Maoists have a strong presence — from the rest of West Bengal’s Paschim Medinipur district.
The more than week-long protests, over alleged police excesses during raids to track down those responsible for the IED blast that narrowly missed Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee’s convoy on November 2, had spread to new areas. Leaders of different tribal groups formed a committee to resist such “atrocities” on local people. The situation in some other parts of Jhargram sub-division, where trees were felled to set up roadblocks, remained largely unchanged. Roads leading to different parts of Lalgarh had been dug up to prevent police movement
Lalgarh (West Midnapore), Nov. 11: Headmaster Asim Ganguly woke up on November 4 morning to hear two of his Class VIII students had been arrested in connection with the Maoist blast two days earlier. He couldn’t believe his ears.
“They are normal, innocent boys who wouldn’t dream of doing anything subversive,” the head of Vivekananda Vidyapith in Kanthapahari, Lalgarh, said today. “The police action was absurd, cruel and high-handed.”
The arrest of the two 14-year-olds and a friend — and police raids that led to women being beaten up — were the main reason Lalgarh’s villagers have dug up roads, Nandigram style, to keep the administration at bay.
Buddhadeb Patra and Goutam Patra were picked up with Aben Murmu — a 15-year-old Class VIII student from Ramakrishna High School — on November 3 night on suspicion of links with the Maoists who had tried to bomb the chief minister’s car the day before.
All three were freed on bail four days later but Ganguly hasn’t yet recovered from the shock. “Why didn’t the police get in touch with me first? I’ve taught these boys and watched over them for so many years now — wouldn’t I know what sort they were?”
Perhaps to give their action a semblance of credibility, the police had initially bloated the ages of the boys by four years each to 18, 18 and 19. However, the man they dragged out of bed at 3 the next morning in Barapelia village was 62.
Retired teacher Khamananda Mahato, who used to teach at Ganguly’s school, said: “Some 200 armed policemen surrounded my house, their faces covered with black cloth. They ordered me to accompany them.”
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Chhoto Angaria case Thursday, 13 November 2008Statesman News Service
MIDNAPORE, Nov. 13: The CBI today submitted a petition in the court of the second additional sessions judge of Midnapore West, Mr Abdul Kuttus, saying that Chhoto Angaria accused Sukur Ali and Tapan Ghosh, who were arrested earlier from Egra in East Midnapore while trying to sneak out with injured BUPC supporters, be tagged in the case. The judge ordered the superintendent of Contai sub-jail in Midnapore East to make arrangements for them to be produced in his court on 21 November. The petition was moved by CBI counsel Mr Tapas Basu. The two were chargesheeted earlier. The duo were, however, declared “fugitives” by the Garbeta police although they were very much around. The CBI DSP, crime branch, Mr Parthasarathi Basu, criticised the Midnapore West SP for not executing the arrest warrant against them. http://www.thestatesman.net/page.arcview.php?date=2007-11-14&usrsess=1&clid=6&id=203655
A court in the Indian state of West Bengal has found two Communist leaders guilty of murdering a woman who opposed a Tata car plant near Calcutta.
Suhrid Dutta and Debu Mallick of the state's governing party were convicted of murdering Tapasi Mallick in 2006.
The two men were also found guilty of tampering with evidence. Sentencing is due on Wednesday and their lawyers say they will appeal against the verdict.
India Marxists 'guilty of murder' http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7721783.stm
In the Left bastions of West Bengal and Kerala, power often flows from the barrels of CPM guns.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/2541786.cms With blood on their hands, as the CPM cadre celebrates the "sunrise in Nandigram," the turf-war in West Bengal has reignited the hidden memories of the infamous Sainbari incident in 1969, when a young man was hacked to death and his blood smeared on the face of his old mother. The man who led the Sainbari death squad is now a member of the CPM's central committee. During this 38-year span, there have been a series of violent attacks on unarmed people in small villages spread across three districts of south Bengal. It's a long list of atrocities -- Panskura, Nanoor, Chhoto Angaria, Garbeta, Ghatal, Goghat, Khanakul, Keshupur and Singur. Each of these places has a gory tale to tell.
Baharampur (WB), April 28: Criticising the Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee led-government of West Bengal for its handling of the situation at Nandigram, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday said that she was with the people of the area in their sorrow.
"I am with the people of Nandigram who faced sorrow and hardship, especially with the women, children and farmers," Gandhi said amidst a thunderous applause from the crowd at the YMA ground in Baharampur.
Slamming the CPI-M-led Left Front government in the state over the law and order situation, she said that the people were concerned with it. This should not happen and there should not be any discrimination in maintaining law and order.
Recent happenings in West Bengal is a further pointer to the fact that politics in our country has reached its nadir, an unfortunate inevitability to which all the political parties, most of all the Left bloc, have contributed. It was almost a re-enactment of the political scenario of the late 1960s when a foul-mouthed CPM, backed by cronies like the CPI and RSP, had tried to browbeat a courageous and conscientious Governor named Dharam Vira but ultimately got the bitter lesson when Indira Gandhi just smashed the backbone of Left politics in the State in the early 1970s.
NEW DELHI: The world's premier human rights organisation, Amnesty International, has strongly indicted West Bengal and its ruling party, CPM, for
the state-sponsored violence in Nandigram in 2007. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/Amnesty_slams_Bengal_CPM_for_violence_in_Nandigram_/articleshow/3078297.cms In its annual report, which was released on Tuesday, the global human rights NGO said private militias allied to the CPM committed "a range of human rights violations including unlawful killings, forced evictions, excessive police force and violence against women". The report said, "In January and March, at least 25 mostly local residents, were killed in Nandigram, more than 100 were injured and at least 20 women were sexually assaulted by private militias allied to the ruling CPM." International rights group Amnesty International has accused the West Bengal government of colluding with CPM party workers in Nandigram and failing to institute an impartial inquiry into the violence. “There was a close connivance of district officials, the state government, the state machinery and the Communist party workers to dictate and determine the course of events,” said Mukul Sharma of Amnesty International, India. He further said their inquiries revealed that those who were involved in the violence have not been booked or arrested.
Nandigram has been a bloodied and mostly unsung battleground, locked in fullblown warfare launched by governmentbacked CPM apparatchik on the people. They went into it with an elaborate battle-plan, laying siege, scorching earth and taking pocket by pocket. They went into it with the most sophisticated weapons, AK-47s and landmines included. They were unafraid to kill and to destroy and to leave thousands destitute.
……..The CPM, after all, had left no one in doubt about the tactics it was employing to reclaim Nandigram — “maaro” was the cry of Politburo member Brinda Karat and the party was resonating it, in New Delhi and in West Bengal. Party boss Prakash Karat and Sitaram Yechury were offering grand articulations of the eye-for-eye violence, glossing over the ground rules of multi-party democracy. Local CPM bosses Biman Bose, Benoy Konar and Lakshman Seth (MP from Tamluk, which overlaps Nandigram) were exhorting cadre to pull no punches http://www.tehelka.com/story_main36.asp?filename=Ne241107Smash_AndGrab.asp
Friday, November 7, 2008
The Calcutta High Court issued a criminal contempt notice to Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) state Secretary Biman Bose for his remarks that the judiciary was taking biased stand on the Nandigram issue.
The High Court also issued notices to Shyamal Chakrabarty and Binoy Konar and asked all of them to submit their replies explaining public statements in which they had condemned the courts role.
Biman Bose had said: “We feel the court has interfered in the state’s domain. If the High Court has the last word on everything, what is the use of having a legislature and an executive? Will the court decide the government’s course of action?” Benoy Konar and Shyamal Chakraborty, who were also present at the rally, had also attacked the judiciary on the same lines. He has also urged the West Bengal Government to appeal to the Supreme Court against the High Courts order to ensure the rights of the State.
The Bar Association and the Bar Library Club of the Calcutta High Court had filed a petition last December, alleging that the remarks amounted to contempt of court. Chief Justice S.S. Nirjjar’s division Bench, including Justice Pinaki Ranjan Ghose, declared in its judgement that the police firing in Nandigarm on March 14 killing 14 persons was unjustified and unconstitutional.
Being Angry at the high court’s judgement, the CPM activists today took to the streets in a large number protesting against the ruling. They held a rally in the Esplanade area The leaders, which included party secretary Biman Bose, Benoy Konar, Mohammad Selim, Subhas Chakraborty, and others criticised the Calcutta High Court and accused it of acting beyond it’s constitutional jurisdiction. Both Bose and Konar warned the judges and asked them to act rightly or face the consequences. Dissatisfied with the high court’s judgement, the state advocate general, Balai Roy, advised the government to go to the Supreme Court.The Nandigram – massacre, martyrdom to the mass movement is an example of C P M backed ruling government, the whole world had watched. The atrocities of this ruling government increasing beyond its limit, the news media has the record for last a few decades. We voted and brought this government for development of West Bengal, but if you judge and compare West Bengal with other states in India impartially, you can see the difference. It has been the character of this ruling Government to spew venom and create hostility who criticize them. They do not hesitate to attack even law and constitution of India. It happened many times.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Defenders of freedom of expression may bring the world leaders to table for talks but religious leaders are not reachable. From time immemorial the edicts of fundamentalists are the only barricade that could not be removed. no leaders are trying to bring them for talks
Raj speaks anti-North Indian tirade
'insider vs outsider' clash in Mumbai
Workers from Raj Thackeray's Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) have rioted and disrupted a Mulayam rally at Shivaji Park and later they even hurled bottles at Amitabh Bachchan's residence earlier. It was part of the party's anti-migrant and anti-North Indian stand in Mumbai. Despite the widespread anger and disgust that their actions have provoked, the MNS kept up their low level attacks on taxi drivers and traders, which were stage managed in some cases. Meanwhile, Vilasrao Deshmukh, Chief Minister, Maharashtra said: "I have talked to the DGP and the CP to take stern action. Such things should not spread and should not happen. There is full protection to all those living in Mumbai.''. My request was to take strong action against those trying to flare up communal tension
"I condemn attacks in Maharashtra. Our country doesn't have a separate constitution for Maharashtra. Maharashtra is part of our country, and it follows the Indian Constitution," said Mayawati, Chief Minister, Uttar Pradesh.
In an unprecedented step by the state government, Mumbai Police will be aided by the Rapid Action Force and State Reserve Police Force to monitor the law and order situation during celebrations.
Security has been beefed up in view of recent attacks on non-Maharashtrians, particularly those from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, by the MNS. Under fire for the violence, Thackeray has said he is not opposed to Chhath Puja as long as it is not politicised. Mumbai,
October 21: Raj Thackeray was arrested in the wee hours of Tuesday in Ratnagiri and was sent to jail by a Bandra court which however granted him bail but the MNS chief was quickly booked in another case in Kalyan as the police action triggered violence by his supporters in the state. Under intense pressure to rein in Raj for his anti-North Indian tirade, the Maharashtra Government finally effected the arrest in four different cases arising out of the involvement of MNS activists in the attack on candidates from North India appearing for a railway recruitment exam on Sunday.
Thackeray was charged under Sections 153, 353, 336, 425, 427 of IPC relating to rioting, assault, damage to property and mischief.
The arrest came within hours of a defiant Raj justifying the attack on North Indian youth and warning the state government that it will have to regret the consequences if he was arrested.
The MNS activists were arrested for pelting stones and attacking shops owned by North Indians, they said adding the activists had also attacked two Kolhapur Municipal Transport buses.
MNS activists had called a shutdown in Hupari, 20 km from Kolhapur
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) leader Raj Thackeray, whose party workers had targeted many Biharis, as they attacked people from outside Maharashtra who work in the state.
On Sunday, MNS activists had attacked north Indians appearing for a railway recruitment exam in several parts of Maharashtra. Kamleshwar Yadav, a government employee, said: "Thackeray should be prosecuted for treason." Irshadul Haque, a Dalit Muslim leader, said Thackeray should be punished for the violence against innocent people.
The Shiv Sena on Sunday demanded the immediate arrest of the leader of its breakway faction, Raj Thackeray, saying his remarks on 'Chatt Puja' have "hurt the religious sentiments" of the people of Bihar.
"Raj Thackeray has hurt the religious sentiments of the people of Bihar, which is an unforgivable offence," Shiv Sena north India chief Jai Bhagwan Goel said addressing the demonstrators.
"Shiv Sena does not differentiate between the people of Bihar, Punjab, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh," he said and warned against "attempts to divide the countrymen".
Raj has recently criticised the celebration of Chatt Puja, a festival observed mainly in Bihar and parts of Uttar Pradesh, and 'Uttar Bharatiya Divas' in Mumbai.
Unrest in Assam: 30 killed in communal violence
The death toll touched 30, as seven Bangladeshi migrants were killed in police-firing on Sunday (October 5). The migrants attempted to defy the shoot-at-sight orders in force in the trouble-torn districts of Darrang and Udalguri
The death toll in weekend ethnic clashes in India's northeastern state of Assam have mounted to 49 and more than 100,000 displaced with authorities claiming the situation was limping back to normal, officials Monday said.
"So far 49 people have died since violence broke out Friday, 15 of them police firing, and the rest in incident of clashes," Assam government spokesman and health minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma told journalists.
Eight of the injured died in different hospitals, while nine more bodies were recovered from various parts of the violence-hit districts of Udalguri, Darrang, Baska, and Chirang in northern Assam on Monday.
The clashes, between members of the Bodo tribal group and Muslim settlers originally from Bangladesh, have witnessed raids on numerous villages by groups armed with bows and poison-tipped arrows, spears and machetes.
Assam Health Minister Sarma said the root cause was a program of 'ethnic cleansing' implemented by the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB), a rebel group fighting for an independent tribal homeland. "They want to drive out all non-Bodos from the area .... it's a systematic pogrom," Sarma said.
Wednesday, 26 November, 2003,
Over 17,000 flee Assam violence
The wife and children of Tarachand Shah, a victim of recent attacks
More than 17,000 people have fled their homes in north-east India's Assam state to escape attacks on Hindi-speaking settlers by Assamese mobs and rebels.
The refugees, mostly migrant workers from the nearby state of Bihar, are being housed in makeshift camps.
Violence erupted between Assamese and Bihari groups a fortnight ago because of a row over the allocation of jobs.
Over 50 people have died in the clashes, despite a government decision to send troops to calm the situation.
the rebels, who claim to be fighting for a separate ethnic Assamese state, have used the bases in neighbouring Bangladesh to launch the attacks.
An organisation representing the Hindi-speakers, the Purbottar Hindibhasi Sammelan, said that at least 10,000 of their community had already fled Assam state.
Assamese train passengers were recently targeted by Bihari mobs
Assam's chief minister, Tarun Gogoi, said more troops were on their way and the state's borders with Bangladesh and Bhutan would be sealed.
Ethnic Assamese rebels have long resented the authority outsiders from the state supposedly enjoy there.
Correspondents say Ulfa's previous targets have been educated or affluent Bengalis and Nepalis - but the latest attacks on Biharis mean some of Assam's poorest people are also targets.
The most immediate cause of the clashes is competition over jobs at the state-run railways. Over a week ago, train passengers arriving in Bihar state from Assam became the target of attacks by mobs.
The Bihar mobs were angry that youths in Assam had physically prevented candidates from Bihar from taking recruitment interviews for jobs at the state-run Indian Railways.
It's like dogs are barking to protect their own territory, but I can't believe human should follow them.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Vector victim: more deaths
Dengue, malaria, Japanese encephalitis, Viral encephalitis, meningoencephalities ,unknown fever are on the prowl.
Vector-borne diseases have claimed three more lives in the city of kolkata, pushing the death toll up to 17 in three weeks.
All state-run hospitals in the city, the public works department’s wings at these hospitals and the Calcutta Municipal Corporation (CMC) were directed to clear garbage and accumulated water on the premises.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Congress chief Sonia Gandhi told: "This place is now my home. I don't have to seek anyone's permission to come here. No one can stop me from visiting Rae Bareli," she said at Lalganj railway station,
"Rae Bareli and Amethi have been the `karma bhoomi' of Feroze Gandhi, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi. It is also like home to Rahul and me. Can anyone prevent me from coming home?" she told reporters while briefly interacting with them at the Lalganj railway station after inspecting the Lifeline Express train over there.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi kept her appointment with Rae Bareli and declared that she was ready to go to jail for the sake of development.
The shameful, beastly acts by cowards and weaklings of religious fanatics are puting a country's name in disgrace in Middle East and south Asia
Church burned in Bangalore. .. Christians of Orissa comforted by pope's prayers by Nirmala Carvalho.
A church has been burned, the church of St. Anthony in Yedavanahalli, near Bangalore (Madya Pradesh). In recent weeks, other churches have been targeted in the state, following the campaign of violence launched by radical Hindus at the end of August, starting from the district of Kandhamal in Orissa.
Divided UPA can't decide on Bajrang Dal ban
Wednesday, October 08, 2008, (New Delhi)
Sources have informed NDTV that no decision as yet been taken by the Union Government to ban Bajrang Dal. They say that Home Minister Shivraj Patil on Wednesday presented a report to the Cabinet on the role of Bajrang Dal, while a discussion on the recent violence in Orissa was underway.Differences within UPA on imposing article 356 in Orissa emerged even as feasibility and practicality of imposing a ban on Bajrang Dal was questioned.Any group or organization has a memorandum, constitution or charter, their official print activities. The government should check in them. I think Government is blind in this fact. Be it political or religious,
The people are involved in murder and damage of public property, are not fit to remain at large, they should be booked to justice. India has a precedents of imprisoning political leaders who involved in criminal activities. So what is the problem in banning the group and arresting its leaders.
Be it Hindu or Muslim The law Is equal and above all. We want to see we are safe and secured. India has a constitutional freedom of religion. ( The constitution Of India: PART III, FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS – 24. Right to Freedom of Religion ).
Indian politicians, mostly, for decades (from the time pre-independence till today) are tainted and selfish, they are entangled with criminal nexus, and selfishness, they less think about the common people and states welfare. Their only concentration is toward their seats in parliament and government offices. They speak a lot lies, and misguide people. This trend is not healthier to any country. The countries that can not provide food, water, shelter, education and job or basic amenities to it’s citizens are similar in characters, they have illiteracy, religious and racial confliction and civil war. and because of their political and religious leaders. In India , in remote areas, and villages people are ignorant and illiterate, they do not understand what is civilization and its benefit. How dangerous a religious book could be if it is followed by its each sentences. Our main problem is our least comfort that is our own living. How we shall secure our productivity of our works and live well, how we ward off our poverty. Religion has nothing to do with our present living. We have left it a thousand years back. It is history. Each and every scripture of different religion are irrational, provoke killings and destruction among nation. The proper knowledge and administration only can eradicate this maladies of religious fanaticism from our society. The Government should take stern action against culprit leaders who want to destabilize this peaceful harmony and integration in India.
The list of victims in the attack continues to rise: 61 dead, 18,000 wounded; 181 churches razed or destroyed; 4,500 homes belonging to Christians burned; more than 50,000 displaced, of whom more than 30,000 have disappeared into the forests. Four convents and five hostels and youth residences have fared no better. Six Catholic volunteer and social institutes have been devastated. Last but not least hundreds of cars have been set on fire and countless personal belongings have been lost.
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), a Hindu fundamentalist organisation, attacked and destroyed 13 churches and chapels, killed three people and wounded scores of Christians in Kadhamal district, leaving many people homeless. One of those who drove Hindu mobs against Christians was Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati, a VHP leader. The latest wave of persecution came right after the Swami met his maker at the hands of a Maoist terrorist group on the evening of 23 August.
For Tribals, who are often worked like slaves in farming, and Dalits or untouchables, Christianity is way out of their situation; a way to have their rights protected; a way to finally have some dignity as human beings. To some extent the degree of persecution is a measure of the Christian mission’s success.
Speaking with Raphael Cheenath, bishop of Bhubaneshwar (Orissa), clarified that this "is a moment of great encouragement for the Christians in India, and especially for the Christians in Kandhamal
09/04/2008 17:16 INDIA – ITALYShame on India, Europe and the world - by Bernardo CervelleraIt is shameful that India’s Christians, an important element for the country’s social and economic development, are being massacred whilst the world’s governments and humanitarian associations remain silent in what is another example of “Christianophobia.” Italian bishops call on the faithful to take part tomorrow in a day of prayer and fasting in remembrance of the Blessed Teresa of Kolkata.Rome– Mahatma Gandhi’s India, a land of tolerance and democracy, has been shamed. “It is a disgrace for our country,” said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, a view seconded by Card Oswald Gracias, archbishop of Mumbai. Both agree that what is happening to Christians in the state of Orissa since 23 August is a pogrom.
Even now thousands of Christians are still in flight, running from slaughter, living in forests, terrorised, without food or clothing.
10/13/2008 PAKISTAN, Chak Jhumra– A Christian man, Gulsher Masih, and his daughter Sandal have been charged with blasphemy under Article 295 B of the Pakistan Penal Code for allegedly tearing some pages from the Qur’an last Thursday in the village of Tehsil Chak Jhumra, in Faisalabad district. Without police intervention they could have been lynched by an angry mob. Some Muslims who walked by the Gulsher home said they saw Sandal Gulsher and her father Masih tear some pages from the Qur’an and throw them into the street. The story eventually made to the village mosques so that by Thursday evening an enraged mob, including people from neighbouring villages, marched through the village calling for the death of the blasphemers.
Police took the entire Gulsher family into custody for their “own protection,” he added. “Vans full of Muslims were driving to the village but were stopped by police.”
A local Christian resident, Ayub Khawar, told AsiaNews that at one point the mob seemed poised to attack other Christian homes. Frightened beyond belief he ran home where he turned off the lights; in total darkness he told his family to keep absolute quiet.
Shahbaz Bhatti, a Christian lawmaker and chairman of the All Pakistan Minorities Alliance (APMA), told “the charge is a total fabrication, “there is no direct evidence and the police has not investigated the case.”
Blasphemy charges are made against Christians just to strike at them. Only a few days ego the Gulshers had a public row with some Muslims.
Christian human rights lawyers in Pakistan saw a partial legal victory in a judge’s ruling last week that one of two kidnapped girls be returned to her Christian parents. The judge further ruled that her sister be free to choose whether to go with the Muslim man who allegedly forced her to convert and marry him.
Justice Malik Saeed Ejaz ruled on Tuesday (Sept. 9) that 10-year-old Aneela Masih be returned to her parents – an unprecedented legal victory for Christian parents of a girl who supposedly converted to Islam, according to one lawyer – while leaving her sister, 13-year-old Saba Masih, free to choose whether to go with Amjad Ali, a Muslim man who married her after the June 26 kidnapping.
Saba Masih, whose birth certificate indicates that she is now 13 but who testified that she is 17, said she did not want to return to her parents and tried to keep her little sister from returning to them. Their Muslim captors have repeatedly threatened the two girls that their parents would harm them if they returned.
The older sister is not willing to meet with any of the family members or her parents, said Rashid Rehman of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan.
“It’s normal behavior,” he told Compass. “She was tutored and brainwashed by the family of her husband Ali, and naturally they made up her mind that her parents will hurt her and treat her inhumanely. In fact that will never happen. Her family is really peaceful, and remained so peaceful the whole time the case was heard in high court.”
After more than three hours of heated legal arguments in the Multan branch of Lahore’s High Court, the judge deemed the oldest child sui juris – capable to handle her own affairs – based on her testimony that she is 17 years old and on a Lahore medical board’s ruling that she is between 15 and 17. The medical board may have been pressured to declare Saba Masih as an adult, according to the parents’ lawyers.
Conditions set in the ruling called for the parents not to “interfere” with Aneela Masih’s religious beliefs, that they be allowed to visit Saba Masih and that the groom’s family pay them 100,000 rupees (US$1,316) according to Pakistani marriage tradition.
Raised in a Christian family in the small town of Chowk Munda, the two girls were kidnapped on June 26 while traveling to visit their uncle in Sarwar Shaheed, northwest of Multan. Saba Masih was married to Ali the next day, and the kidnappers filed for custody of the girls on June 28 based on their alleged forced conversion to Islam.
Islamic jurisprudence and Pakistani law do not recognize the forced marriages of minors.
Source :Compass Direct News
Adeel Masih, 19, was found dead on May 4 in Hafizabad, Pakistan. His family and human rights lawyers believe the relatives of a 19-year-old Muslim woman, Kiran Irfan, with whom Masih had a one-year relationship, tortured and killed him. His family has dubbed his death an “honor killing.”
Marriage between Christian men and Muslim women is forbidden according to a strict interpretation of sharia (Islamic Law), and even social contacts such as these can incite violent reactions in Pakistan, a majority-Muslim nation of 170 million.
DHAKA, Bangladesh, October 1 (Compass Direct News) – Police have submitted a charge sheet to a district court accusing two persons of raping a pastor’s daughter in the village of Laksmipur, said a state prosecutor.
Sayed Tariqul Islam told Compass that police submitted the charge sheet on Sept. 7 based on an extensive investigation following a DNA test that turned out positive. Pastor Motilal Das, who has long received threats from villagers upset with his success as an evangelist, said that local residents gang-raped his 13-year-old daughter in an attempt to drive him from the area.
State prosecutor Islam said Shakil Ahmed Shebul and Dulal Miah are charged with raping Elina Das at 3 a.m. on May 2. If convicted, they will receive life terms in prison, he said.
The Fanatics are creating some unrest and chaos among Nations. This should be curbed and stopped. otherwise it will provoke others to massacre and destructions.
It is very dangerous thought to other religious people that Islam Want to rule the whole world. and this attempt is on.....
08/31/2007 17:06ISLAM - EGYPTHegazi Case: Is there a plan for the world’s conversion to Islam?by Samir Khalil Samir, sjSome theories about an alleged Muslim plan to convert the world are a myth. But it is fair to say that some Muslims are engaged in constant propaganda and that at a social and cultural level Islam is colonising the West. Saudi Arabia provides the money; the process of de-Christianisation offers the religious motive; ignorance and a sense of embarrassment in many Western governments do the rest.
There is talk about a paper (which I haven’t seen) ostensibly published at a conference held in India in 1996 that purports to endorse a strategy for the conversion of Europe by 2050 and of the world by 2100 to Islam.
for the past 60 or so years the Muslim Brotherhood, increasingly backed by Saudi Arabia and many other Muslim countries like Pakistan, Indonesia, Malaysia, etc., has tried to turn Muslim countries into Islamic states governed by Sharia law.
And they plan to Islamise Christians living in Muslim countries. This is happening wherever there are radical Muslims, in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Iraq . . . . We saw this happen in Iraq in the past year, where some neighbourhoods in Baghdad have become micro-caliphates in which Christians are told to convert to Islam or pay the Jizya (protection money), and accept second-class status.
The next step is propaganda through Tabligh, a method that evolved in Pakistan and has spread to Europe. It is a mystical, Sufi-like missionary movement that has converted tens of thousands of Europeans. Another movement that aims at converting Europe is that of radical Islam, which is highly critical of European culture as a whole.
However, the most dangerous trend because it is subtler is that incarnated by Tariq Ramadan, a scholar who has become a leading figure in Europe and is consulted as an expert by Western governments.
Ramadan says that Muslims in Europe want to become European Muslims but for this to happen European society must recognise Muslims and give them the necessary space to express ourselves.
In practical terms this means converting Europe’s social and legal systems in order to facilitate converting people. It means Islamising institutions on the premise that since Europe no longer has a soul but only technology, Islam is the only religion that can fill the void.
Throughout Islam’s history conversions were the consequences of systems’ changes. In Egypt for instance a Christian who wanted to play a role in politics sooner or later had to convert with his family automatically following. Today anyone who wants to be a government minister, a head physician or an army general needs the advantages that come with being Muslim. As a result of this over the centuries the best and brightest and their offspring could only leave.
Read more from http://www.asianews.it/index.php?l=en&art=10187
And read more on christian persecution : http://www.compassdirect.org/en/display.php
source: AsiaNews,Compass Direct News and others
Sunday, September 28, 2008
The Supreme Court ruled that a married Hindu woman cannot adopt a child even with the consent of her husband. According to Hindu Adoption Maintenance Act (HAMA) 1956. Child adoption specialists feel that the apex court can recomend this case to call upon the government to amend the antiquated law.
In a case of Brajendra Singh versus State of M.P. & Another, the Supreme Court refused to recognise the right of an ‘adopted’ son of a woman to her property as her husband had not sought the adoption. This despite the fact that she had been living separately from her husband for decades.
Section 8(C) of HAMA which states that any female Hindu “who is not married, or if married, whose marriage has been dissolved or whose husband is dead or has completely and finally renounced the world or has ceased to be a Hindu or has been declared by a court of competent jurisdiction to be of unsound mind, has the capacity to take a son or daughter in adoption.” HAMA is applicable to Buddhists, Jains and Sikhs. “Under the law, an adoptive mother is not a joint petitioner, but only a consenting party. This reflects an obvious gender bias,” says Dr Nilima Mehta, chairperson, Child Welfare Committee (CWC), Maharashtra.
Pampering and fostering Government
In most countries the greedy political leaders are root cause for countries turmoil and shakeable ground for unfavourable incidents. They give priority in their party’s growth and progress which sometime stake country’s sovereignty, solidarity and harmony. A country should tend equality among all it’s people irrespective of any identity as race, religion, political, social and etc.. Before Law and Judgement, everyone is equal. Partiality encourages mistrust, misunderstanding and commotion.
In India, because of vote bank the government always is blind for certain section of people. This partiality returns as boomerang.
The chronicle of terrorism:
September 27, 2008 Blast in Delhi's Mehrauli flower market killed 1 and injured 23.
September 13, 2008 Serial blasts in Delhi killed at least 24 people and injured more than 100.
July 26, 2008: Serial blasts in Ahmedabad killing at least 30 people and injuring more than 100.
July 25, 2008: Nine explosions in Bangalore create terror killing two people and injuring twelve.
May 2008: Eight serial blasts rock Jaipur in a span of 12 minutes leaving 65 dead and over 150 injured.
January 2008: Terrorist attack on CRPF camp in Rampur kills 8.
October 2007: 2 killed in a blast inside Ajmer Sharif shrine during Ramadan.
August 2007: 30 dead, 60 hurt in Hyderabad 'terror' strike.
May18 2007: A - A bomb explodes during Friday prayers at a historic mosque in Hyderabad, killing 11 worshippers. Police later shoot dead five people in clashes with hundreds of enraged Muslims who protest violently against the attack.
February 19, 2007: Two bombs explode aboard a train bound from India to Pakistan, burning to death at least 66 passengers, most of them Pakistanis.
September 8 2006: 32 dead and 100 hurt in twin blasts at a mosque in Malegaon. including one near a mosque, in Malegaon town, 260 km northeast of Mumbai.
July11 2006: Seven bombs on Mumbai's trains kill over 200 and injure 700 others. in seven bomb explosions at railway stations and on trains in Mumbai, blamed on Islamist militants.
7 March 2006: Twin bombings at a train station and a temple in Varanasi kill 20 people. and 60 wounded in three explosions in the pilgrimage city of Varanasi.
Oct. 29, 2005 - Sixty-six people are killed when three blasts rip through markets in New Delhi.
October 2005: Three bombs placed in busy New Delhi markets a day before Diwali kill 62 people and injure hundreds.
Aug. 15, 2004 - Bomb explodes in Assam, killing 16 people, mostly schoolchildren, and wounding dozens.
25August 2003: Two taxis packed with explosives blow up outside a Mumbai tourist attraction and a busy market, killing 52 and wounding more than 100.
March 13, 2003 - A bomb attack on a commuter train in Mumbai kills 11 people.
September 24, 2002: Militants with guns and explosives attack the Akshardham Hindu temple in the western state of Gujarat, 31 killed, More than 80 injured.
May 14: Militants attack an army camp near Kashmir's winter capital, Jammu, killing more than 30, including wives and children of soldiers.
December 13, 2001: More than a dozen people, including five gunmen, killed in an attack on parliament in New Delhi.
October 1, 2001: Militants storm the Jammu and Kashmir state assembly complex, killing about 35 people.
March 1993: Mumbai serial bombings kill 257 people and injure more than 1,100.
And Government is still soft on terrorists Probably waiting for mass destruction.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
1 Sep 2008
SC convicts a boy for sex with 16-yr-old girlfriend. A trial court in Patiala convicted Rakesh Kumar and sentenced him to seven years' imprisonment, despite the girl confessing that she had sex as she was in love with him. The girl being a minor, her consent to sex did not help mitigate the boy's offence. For, law terms sex with a minor, with or without her consent, as rape. the girl's father. accused him of kidnapping and raping his minor daughter and pleaded for leniency, the Supreme Court sentenced Rakesh Kumar three years behind bars. The main ground for leniency, as mentioned in the high court judgment, was the rural background of the boy.
The Punjab and Haryana high court, which said it would be harsh to send the boy behind bars, long after the incident, for seven years just because two youngsters in love had sex. This story shows how the Judiciary in India performs . The subject under discussion, it makes me think our law and order and judiciary system is not mature and strong, physically after twelve a girl is mature to conceive, this signal she gets it from her own body.I may suggest thatour law makers should look into the matter and give our children a natural feeling for life. I think to deter a rapist law should be revised. You must guard and prevent crime but you must not create problem to others in the name / guise of guard.
On August 2, 2008 in a letter addressed to the Prime Minister, the Chief Justice recommended the impeachment of judge Soumitra Sen of Calcutta High Court.
Judge Sen is accused of having been involved in financial misappropriation before he was appointed as a judge. It is reported that in 1984 while judge Sen was practicing as a lawyer he was appointed as the receiver in a dispute concerning the Steel Authority of India. It is alleged that in the capacity of the receiver he misappropriated a sum of INR 2,500,000 [USD 59523], which judge Sen reportedly paid back on orders from the court. Later, he was appointed a judge at the Calcutta High Court in 2003.
A judge accused of corruption facing impeachment, a process by which a sitting judge could be removed from service in India. A court of law, a public office demands scrupulous impartiality and untainted personality.
There are similar allegations against some judges in India. But not a single judicial officer was impeached so far. The only exception was the case of judge V. Ramaswami who faced impeachment in 1991, an attempt that failed due to the absence of a political consensus. It is expected that history will not be repeated. If it is repeated it would be a shame upon the Indian judiciary and its accountability.
JUDGES IN PROVIDENT FUND SCAM ?
NEW DELHI: Faced with accusations having the potential to unhinge the traditional public perception of the judiciary’s clean image, the SC on Monday decided to examine the possible mode of probe into the Rs 23 crore illegal PF withdrawal scam allegedly involving 23 judges, including some from the HCs and one from the apex court.
The difficult question on the mode of probe was posed by a petitioner, who is the chairman of Advocates Welfare Trust and Bar Association of Ghaziabad — the place where the scam took place — even as CJI K G Balakrishnan had shown faith in the integrity of the judges by asking the UP police, which is probing the scam, to send questionnaires to the judges, whose names allegedly figured in the scam.
cARTOON: Albert Ashok
The intellectual people are trying to understand freedom of expression
First person : All artists have his freedom of expression.
But Artist ( all creative persons) can not hurt the sentiment of common people.
Second person :Look! on the back ground of the painting Hussein has drawn India’s map, do you think it is our Indian map? Because he is an artist? Never. Its his expression. Right or wrong. We have our Indian map. When we need it we shall never come to hussain’s map. If you find incorrect thing you just ignore it. I see a nude lying figure, a silhouette of a sitting man on the right and on the left a boat. What does it mean?
Third Person :All artist speak mostly about his own life through their own works. They take things from real life and imagination; they completely depend on their own life experience also. India is his motherland also. The way M F Hussein had seen his mother the same way he has portrayed his motherland, perhaps he did not see better or worse than this picture. This painting explains the whole life of hussein : his growing up, knowledge, experience, his race, religion, his home etc. everything. So his people are not protesting what he has done why you are involving with his credit? He loves to portray his mother in nude among multitudes it’s his taste and culture. We may enjoy his crazyness. Its art! Maybe you will find your goddess name there, still, it is his . So, better ignore and don’t look back…
Different religious fanatics are on the rise. After Kandhmal, it is the turn of Christians in Karnataka to face the ire of right-wing Hindu mobs.
Suspected Bajrang Dal activists vandalized seven churches and a house in Mangalore, Udupi and Chikmagalur districts on Sunday. In Dakshina Kannada district, the activists targeted the Adoration Monastery just off the Milagres Church on Falnir Road. The group barged into the prayer hall and damaged the tabernacle, where the holy Eucharist is kept. They damaged windowpanes, furniture as well the crucifix. Another group attempted to vandalise another prayer hall in Kankanady.
The Christians gathered in large numbers in front of the Milagres Hall to protest against the series of attacks. The protesters and the police resulted in violence. Protesters hurled stones at the police who lathicharged them in return. Several vehicles were damaged.
Police in the southern Indian state of Karnataka have arrested over 60 people in connection with attacks on churches and clergymen over the weekend.
Last month, anti-Christian violence in the eastern Orissa state led to the deaths of at least 20 people
Concerned over the prospects of an anti-Christian campaign spreading to Karnataka soon after attacks on minorities in Orissa, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh drew the attention of chief minister B S Yedyurappa to reports of such incidents earlier in the day. The Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has described the violence in Orissa as a "national disgrace".
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Sept. 13 -- Five bombs ripped through several crowded markets in the span of 25 minutes Saturday in the Indian capital, killing at least 22 people and injuring more than 90. followed by another explosion five minutes later outside Gopal Dass Bhawan near Metro Rail Station on Barakhamba road
The bodies of the victims have been kept at Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital while the injured are being treated at various hospitals including Lady Hardinge, Safdarjung, Jasaram and Gangaram. More than 200 people have been killed in terrorist attacks in the country over the past year by bombs placed on bicycles, kept under theater seats and near markets
"Whoever has done this, they are enemies of humanity and enemies of India," said Home Affairs Minister Shivraj Patil, who appealed for calm. "They want to destroy peace in our society. . . . We will take the toughest action against them."Patil also announced that the Centre would give Rs one lakh as compensation to the families of those killed.
"The fact that the blasts took place in crowded markets on a Saturday indicates the evil intention of the culprits to cause maximum casualties and damage," said Home Minister Shivraj Patil.
Mayor Arti Mehra said: "It's a very cowardly act of violence. They want to break the spirit of Delhi.
"They have tried this in other places before and they have not succeeded and they will not succeed here. They will not scare us."
The e-mail sent by ‘Arbi Hind’ from the email-id email@example.com, claimed that 9 blasts would rock the capital that would stop the pulse of the country. The security agencies are investigating the source of email. A little-known group, the Indian Mujahideen, asserted responsibility for the attack in an e-mail sent to several media offices. "Within five minutes from now . . . this time with the Message of Death, dreadfully terrorizing you for your sins," the e-mail said. "And thus our promise will be fulfilled, Inshallah." The message also challenged security agencies, saying, "Do whatever you want and stop us if you can." India's television network NDTV quoted the email as saying, "In the name of Allah, the Indian Mujahedeen has struck back again." The email apparently originated from Mumbai.The e-mail, which police have traced to a Mumbai suburb, warned that there would be nine blasts in the city. Bomb disposal teams defused four bombs planted in various parts of downtown. The Indian Mujahideen sent similar e-mails to news organizations and police departments ahead of bombings in the cities of Jaipur, where more than 83 people were killed in May, and Ahmedabad, where 56 people were killed in July.
Many officials say a group called the Students Islamic Movement of India, which was banned in 2001, is behind much of the violence. Some say the Indian Mujahideen is another name for the group.
Meanwhile, the Delhi Police has ruled out the use of RDX in the bomb explosions. Karnal Singh, Joint Commissioner of Police (Special Cell), said, “No RDX was used in the bombs”.
Ten days ago, Narendra Modi, the chief minister of Gujarat state, where Ahmedabad is located, accused the national government of appeasing Muslims by refusing to pass a tougher law to combat terrorism.
"I experience helplessness without an anti-terrorism law," Modi, from the right-leaning Bharatiya Janata Party, said at a news conference in New Delhi.
"A strict law can prevent sons of good families from venturing into violence. During interrogation sessions with the suspects, we have learnt that the Indian Mujahideen has set up networks in nine Indian states. That is a grave danger," Modi said.
A witness to one of the blasts Saturday said the government lacks the will to punish the guilty. "The government is too soft on terrorists," O.P. Shardam, a local official, told reporters at one of the bomb sites. "They are not in control. People keep losing lives and shedding tears. And the government keeps issuing statements."
Two explosions each occurred in Connaught Place and Greater Kailash and one in Gaffar Market in the space of about half an hour.
Another unexploded bomb was reportedly found at the India Gate monument, popular with visitors and families. It had been mixed with shrapnels (ball bearings) to cause maximum damage. Most of them were placed in a dust bin and were set off by timers," said a senior police officer.bombs were plotted in black polethins, Indian Mujahideen claims responsibility Preliminary examination says low-intensity ammonium nitrate tied to integrated circuit used An explosive expert with one of the bomb disposal units said the devices appeared to have been packed with steel ball bearings and nuts and bolts "to cause maximum harm".
The injured were rushed to AIIMS and Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital.
Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani strongly condemned Saturday's blasts, expressing their shock and grief over "the loss of precious human lives," according to the state-run Associated Press of Pakistan.
Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari yesterday condemned the blasts and expressed solidarity with India.
"The people and the government of Pakistan share the pain of the victims and bereaved families," said a statement released by the Foreign Ministry.
President Pratibha Patil, Prime MinisterManmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi, president of the ruling Congress party, all condemned the attacks.
``The president has condemned the serial blasts and condoled the loss of lives in this mindless act of violence,'' said an e- mailed release from the president's office.
U.S. Ambassador to India David C. Mulford extended his government's sympathies to the victims and their families.
``There is no justification for the vicious murder of innocent people,'' Mulford said in an e-mailed release. ``The U.S. stands shoulder-to-shoulder with India in the fight against terror.''
Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi condemned the blasts, in a statement made to the CNN-IBN television channel.
India has already lost an estimated 70,000 lives to terrorism, with little success in investigating or prosecuting most previous terrorist attacks.
The Indian Mujahideen, suspected to be a shadow amalgam of the banned Simi and the terror outfit Lashkar-e-Tayyaba, claimed responsibility for the blasts through an e-mail sent to some media organisations around the time the blasts took place.
“Eye for an eye,” said the document, with the image of two men — including a victim of the 2002 Gujarat riots. It threatened: “The dust will never settle down.
“Our intense, accurate and successive attacks like the one you will see exactly five minutes from now, Inshallah, will continue to punish you even before your earlier wounds have healed,” said the e-mail, sent shortly before the explosions.
Investigators tracked the e-mail to an Internet Protocol address registered in the name of Messrs Kamran Power Control Private Limited in Chembur, Mumbai. There was no response when HT tried to call the number for Kamran Power and the phone line had been connected to a fax.
It is unclear whether the company has any link to the explosions, and investigators have not ruled out the possibility of a hacked Wi-Fi connection being used to send the e-mail, as it was done after the Ahmedabad blasts in July.
Sources said the e-mail ID, firstname.lastname@example.org, used to send the mail was created on Saturday itself, and that the person who finally sent the e-mail using the ID had received the mail from someone else on Saturday afternoon.
Delhi Police tonight set up a helpline to provide information about the blast victims. The number is 011-23490312.