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.