H H Sri Sri Ravishankar Heals the wounds of Nandigram

22 11 2007

Ravishankar, who reached the troubled area in the morning, went to a camp at the Brajamohan Tiwari Sikhsayatan near Nandigram market and gave sarees, fruits and dry food to nearly 1,200 inmates.

“I would like to bring the warring groups across the table and work out a solution,” the Art of Living founder said. Noting that identification with ideology has taken precedence over human values in Nandigram, he said the need of the hour was to reorient the embattled groups towards loyalty to human values.

Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has offered to mediate for peace in Nandigram, saying he will soon seek an appointment with West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee to work out a solution.
“I would like to bring the warring groups across the table and work out a solution,” the Art of Living founder told reporters here after a day-long visit to the troubled Nandigram area.
Asked whether he would seek an appointment with Bhattacharjee, he said, “Yes, of course. I would love to meet him. But I would not go with any proposal of my own. I would ask him in what way he wants help from me to bring peace there.”

Renowned spiritual and humanitarian leader His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has condemned the ongoing clashes in Nandigram in West Bengal. In a statement from Bangalore, Sri Sri said, “The continuing violent actions against innocent people of Nandigram are highly deplorable. More so as they came even on the day of Diwali.”
Regretting the loss of life and suffering of innocent people, Sri Sri urged the government to offer suitable compensations to the victims. He expressed his heart-felt sympathy to the traumatised people of Nandigram, who have not only become targets of violence, but also being brutally uprooted from their own land.

Ravi Shankar, however, expressed doubt whether the government of a Left-ruled state would take help from a spiritual personality like him.
“I have been given the highest civilian award of Communist Russia. But here, people like us are treated as untouchables,” Ravi Shankar, who has a growing following among the higher echelons of society especially among the corporate brass, said.
Noting that identification with ideology has taken precedence over human values in Nandigram, Ravi Shankar said the need of the hour was to reorient the embattled groups towards loyalty to human values.
“We have seen a number of empty villages. Some are inhabited by only women and children. The women we spoke to were afraid even to tell their names. The government must remove the fear psychosis,” he said.
Noting that his visit to Nandigram was the response of a human being to suffering fellow men, Ravi Shankar said inmates of the relief camps that he had spoken to wanted to return home.
“The immediate task is to instill confidence among the people. The political parties cannot do it. It has to be done by only apolitical people and NGOs,” he said.
Followers of Ravi Shankar are running 50 schools in Sonachura, Mahestala and Tamluk. “We have doctors visiting there from time to time. Our volunteers are also helping rebuild damaged homes. Our teachers are also talking to the families to bring them out of their psychological trauma.”
In reply to a question, Ravi Shankar said volunteers were beaten up in the area around March and April this year. “Since then, there has not been any attack on our men. I spoke to a large number of children. They said that all schools in the area, apart from those run by us, are closed.” “They told me they were afraid of being beaten up the moment I left. I have not seen such physical and psychological subjugation even in Iraq,” the guru, who was reported to be mediating between the Sri Lankan government and the LTTE for a lasting solution to the Tamil problem, said





OXYMORONS and the expressions that they use

22 11 2007

The intellectual leftist and Freedom of expression and the Common man and the Right to information well they sounded synonymous (atleast to us the common man on the street) not any more.

Left against Nandigram issue to be raised in Parliament (This is from NDTV)
Press Trust of India
Thursday, November 15, 2007 (New Delhi)
As opposition BJP plans to disrupt Parliament proceedings on the Nandigram issue, the Left parties today decided not to allow it to be raised saying it was a ”state subject”.After a meeting of four Left parties, the leaders maintained that the Nandigram issue was a ”state law and order subject”.They said it could not be discussed in Parliament as rules did not permit such matters to be raised.”Parliament functions according to rules. Whatever the rules permit, can be discussed. Nandigram can be discussed in the West Bengal Assembly but not in Parliament,” CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta told a joint press conference with other Left leaders including his party colleague D Raja and CPI(M)’s Sitaram Yechury, Basudeb Acharia and Rupchand Pal.

And then there is the cracks in the left front dont you see them if not here is what the newspapers say…..

Nandigram: RSP tries to form intellectual forum, poet says no
Express News Service

KOLKATA, NOVEMBER 18: The RSP, a partner in the Left Front Government, is apparently trying to build a separate forum of Left intellectuals.
On Sunday, RSP minister Kshiti Goswami, who has been boycotting his office at Writers’ Building for the entire month, met poet Shankha Ghosh along with party colleagues Manoj Bhattacharya and Shubhranshu Bandopadhyay. Last week, the poet, who left his post as vice-chairman of state-run Bangla Academy in protest against the March 14 police firing, had joined the rally of intellectuals critical of Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee’s policies on Nandigram.
“They are all basically Leftists, but the CPI(M) has antagonised them on the Nandigram issue. This has served a body blow to the Left movement. Our aim is to salvage some of the damage. We told Shankha that he should take an initiative to form a new forum of Left intellectuals because the situation demands it,” Goswami told The Indian Express.





Media says CPM fails to understand Muslims: Well well

22 11 2007

Yes you heard it right understand and understand and CPM thats wonderful well do we call it oxymoron or somethingelse.

CPM fails to understand Bengal, Muslims (IBNLIVE.COM)

A city infamous for bandhs and strikes, Kolkata suffered another jolt to its reputation. But has Bengal’s image taken a beating because of the protests in Kolkata? And do the protests in Kolkata reflect Muslim anger against the CPM?
CNN-IBN’s Senior Editor Sagarika Ghose asked this on Face The Nation to a panel comprising Kolkata Mayor Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharyya, Shahanshah Jehangir, president of the Indian Union Muslim League in West Bengal, filmmaker Goutam Ghose and senior journalist Swapan Dasgupta.
The CPM-led Left Front government first bungled in Nandigram, then it botched up the investigation into graphics designer Rizwanur Rehman’s murder and on Wednesday it failed to foresee the violence in Kolkata.
Why has the Left Front government failed to read the people’s mood so many times?
Mayor Bhattacharyya denied that the government has lost touch with the people and blamed Opposition parties for the violence.

READ ON this interesting story from CNN IBN

And please dont forget to watch them on IBNLIVE.com





Cops want Taslims to leave Bengal

22 11 2007

Cops want Taslims to leave Bengal





Nandigram and pseudo secularism: terrorism prospering

22 11 2007

FACT has been following closely the hypocrasy of Left lobbyists (yes they are) over the Gujarat violence and other issues related to the communal (so called) violences and flare ups. They have always called themselves the harbingers if not demi gods that would protect the Muslims and other minorities (God knows what that means.).

All said and done we the layman in us are compelled to think that Muslims when it comes to protesting are the best and violently best. Thats shows through out the world. Why and how in the world in a democratically empowered nation (I am not talking of our neighbours its just Hindustan as they call us) are people compelled to violence in a peaceful rally. Come on give us a break when u say the external elements have done all the wrong things and we werwe spectators. Mr Home minister you are a real one aren’t you ?

Look at what the blogging community feels about this.

This is one blog from Seriously sandeep

The Indian media sometimes acknowledges truth when it has no alternative. This Indian Express report of Muslims who were butchered in the Nandigram saga belongs to that category.
…dominance of Muslims in Opp, relief camps prompts
attack from Muslim voices
But thanks to excellent blogs
like this, we get closer to the truth. One reason that strikes me is bloggers like Offstumped blog because they are passionate about what they write unlike mainstream media, which is a curious creature of ideology, politics, fear, opportunism, and all of the above.

And look at what the media and pseudo secular press the blogger is mentioning to feels about the whole thing.

THE INDIAN EXPRESS reports

No issue, says CPM, but dominance of Muslims in Opp, relief camps prompts attack from Muslim voices
KOLKATA, NOVEMBER 19: •The first fallout of what has happened at Nandigram is that it weakens our case in Gujarat. The CPM, which always speaks of high ideals, is indulging in such shameful acts of violence. This is not an issue that concerns Muslims only. It’s a national issue: Kamal Faruqui, permanent member, All India Muslim Personal Law Board

THE OFFSTUMPED reports

The picture is now complete from gangrapes to letters of extortion, the CPI-Mafioso has it all figured. The only debate is whether the “hafta” so collected from the mostly Muslim farmers of Nandigram is being directly routed to the Central Politburo to fill Karat’s coffers or if Buddhadeb is being paid back those very same coins.

The City express reports
Jamiat attacks Muslim body, Buddha
Express News Service
Kolkata, March 2: The Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind (JH) has condemned the Jamiat Ulama Bangla’s (JB) ‘inclination’ towards the Left-Front and has alleged that the JB is acting as a mouthpiece for the Left-Front government.

Look at this piece from INDIAN MUSLIMS

From Prakash Karat to Buddhadeb all are giving reasons as to why the killings happened, what led to that killing, what were the events before that. But they are evading the point. The fact is that there have been innumerable people killed, some like Udit Raj putting it as high as 600! There are recorded cases that the bodies were swiftly removed before they could be counted. Along with that there have been numerous rape cases where a report in Indian Express about ‘Sabina Begum’ looks like a leaf out of Gujarat 2002.

IBNLIVE.COM reports

Nandigram and Muslim voter: CPM in a hot soup

Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and his party apparatchiks were alarmed. And the violent scenes of Kolkata on Wednesday with arsonists torching buses, pelting stones at passing vehicles and hooligans aiming brickbats at policemen were seriously alarming. The Muslim in West Bengal seemed to be announcing his grave disappointment with the Left. Idris Ali of the All India Minority Forum has long been associated with the Congress, running the party’s state minority cell. He has one of those perennial hangers-on in the Congress headquarters of Kolkata which had long lost its sheen and glamour after Mamata Banerjee walked out to become the principal Opposition force in West Bengal. It must have warmed Ali’s cockles to witness such a huge turnout for an otherwise muted protest call against issuance of visa to Taslima Nasreen. The controversial Bangladeshi author has made Kolkata her second home many years ago.

And look at what the Secular icons of peace from the Left have to say on Tasleema nasreen and ofcourse very often we can always say we were quoted out of context.

Under fire over Taslima talk, Bose eats his words

New Delhi: CPI-M’s state General Secretary and Left Front Chairman Biman Bose had to eat his words on Thursday after he came under fire from intellectuals for his statement that Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen should leave Kolkata if her stay disturbs peace.
Retracting his statement, Bose on Thursday said only the Union Government can cancel or extend her visa. “I should have mentioned this in clear language,” he said.
“I don’t want to speak elaborately on the role played by the Centre on Taslima Nasreen’s stay in West Bengal. But if her stay creates a problem for peace, she should leave the state,” Bose had said in a written statement issued on Wednesday evening.

This is the IBNLIVE.COM’s REPORT on Nandigram and the Mulim voter well well cant we say voters just voters why have we all the way being tagged come on media people you cant just go on dividing us like this.

Bengal’s minority report puts CPM in the red

New Delhi: CPI-M’s state General Secretary and Left Front Chairman Biman Bose had to eat his words on Thursday after he came under fire from intellectuals for his statement that Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen should leave Kolkata if her stay disturbs peace.
Retracting his statement, Bose on Thursday said only the Union Government can cancel or extend her visa. “I should have mentioned this in clear language,” he said.
“I don’t want to speak elaborately on the role played by the Centre on Taslima Nasreen’s stay in West Bengal. But if her stay creates a problem for peace, she should leave the state,” Bose had said in a written statement issued on Wednesday evening.





nandigram videos

21 11 2007

They pulled her up and they raped her mercilessly. click for video

CPM’s moment of shame click for video





Nandigram violence videos

21 11 2007

violence in Nandigram

Intellectuals vs the red brigade: a tale of two rallies