THE HARMAT BRIGADE of the CPI(M) and vandalism of AIMF

21 11 2007

THE HARMAT BRIGADE

Evidence gathered by the CBI is believed to suggest that West Bengal Police acted in connivance with the CPI(M)’s ‘Harmat Brigade’, comprising Marxist cadre trained in hit-and-run tactics, during the March 14 violence that claimed at least 14 lives and left scores injured at Nandigram.According to reports, the evidence suggests at least two senior IPS officials had held several meetings with a CPI(M) MP, an MLA and a zilla parishad member at the State Electricity Board guesthouse in Kolaghat where they chalked out the action plan. In order to keep the deliberations a closely guarded secret, even the District Superintendent of Police was not allowed to participate in the meetings, the last of which was held on March 13 evening. Courtey: INI SIGNAL BLOG

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Unprecedented vandalism in Kolkata, army called in
Shyamal Sarkar, 21 November 2007, Wednesday

MINDLESS ANGER and an orgy of violence hit central Kolkata in waves for nearly seven hours on Wednesday with hooligans taking on the police and the Rapid Action Force (RAF) burning cars and buses, looting shops and pelting stones. A chakka jam call given by the All India Minority Forum (AIMF) protesting against the Nandigram violence and demanding that the visa of controversial Bangladesh authoress Taslima Nasreen be revoked and she be thrown out of the country, snowballed out of control. The issue of Tasmila’s expulsion overtook the Nandigram factor with posters being held aloft saying “Taslima go back”. The Army had to be called into stage a flag march after hours of unabated violence which centred and also spread to a potentially volatile areas taking on communal overtones. for a detailed report

courtesy: meri news

Jamiat wants all-party MPs team to visit carnage site

Rajeev Ranjan Roy | New Delhi

…to expose Red terror

Painting a grim picture of CPI(M) cadre’s brutality at Nandigram, Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind (JUH) has claimed that over 30,000 displaced people, mostly belonging to the Muslim community, are languishing in relief camps and demanded that a joint Parliamentary delegation should visit the victims.

“Nothing less than a joint Parliamentary team would bring forth the truth of Nandigram, which would totally expose the CPI(M) rule. Given the magnitude of the State orchestrated tragedy, the country’s Parliament must know what kind of price the poor farmers of Nandigram paid for no fault of theirs,” JUH general secretary of West Bengal Maulana Siddiqullah Chowdhury told The Pioneer on Tuesday.

The JUH has been in the forefront of the people’s protest against the CPI(M) in Nandigram and Chowdhury has been highly critical of the CPI(M)’s excesses against the people who have refused to succumb to the terror tactics of the Red Brigade.

“Over 30,000 people, mostly Muslims, have become refugees in their own homeland in Nandigram, thanks to the CPI(M) cadre. They are not allowing us to take relief materials to the camps, and are asking the people to accept their writ to survive,” he claimed.

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Nandigram condemnation

18 11 2007


sea of Protestors

Protests protests everywhere

Commie goons

We condemn the human rights violation and the violence at Nandigram since 6 November 2007, which demonstrated, yet again, after the massacre of 14 March 2007, the way in which the ruling party in West Bengal does not hesitate to use the state machinery to meet its own narrow political ends. The planned inaction of the police since 6 November, the cordoning off of a large area by cadres of the CPI(M) without interference by the police, is no different in kind from what happened on 14 March. In both cases, the police acted as agents of the ruling party, something which goes completely against the norms of democratic governance.

This nexus between the ruling party and the state machinery becomes clearer when we consider that the police inaction in Nandigram has been matched by excessive police enthusiasm in cracking down on citizens in Kolkata and unleashing terror upon peaceful protestors.

We demand an immediate initiation of a just peace process in Nandigram, as distinct from an enforced normalcy. Such an initiative cannot take place without the restraining of ruling party cadres and mercenaries and ending the reign of terror that has been unleashed on the people. A just peace process, which will enable the people of Nandigram to return to their homes, must involve residents of Nandigram, together with a broad-based people’s initiative.

It is clear that the government has been complicit in creating a situation of terror in Nandigram. We hold the Chief Minister of West Bengal, who is also in charge of the police, directly accountable for this state of affairs.

600 Dalits and Muslims have been killed in Nandigram
Nov. 14, 2007 (detailed news Item here from rediff)
Over 600 Dalits and Muslims have been killed in Nandigram, most of them in the last week, claimed Dalit activist Dr Udit Raj, quoting a report from the West Bengal unit of the Indian Justice Party and the All India Confederation of SC/ST Organisations. Dr Raj is president of the IJP and chairman of the confederation.
In a press release, Dr Udit Raj claimed this was the reason why the media and social activists were kept out of the area.

No action taken by police 10 days after incident, CPM cadres still control access

Nandigram, Nov 16: It’s been 10 days since Sabina Begum (name changed to protect her identity) was allegedly gangraped by CPM men during “Operation Recapture,” as first reported in The Indian Express today. But the Nandigram police, who registered a case after the medical report confirmed the rape, say they have not been able to visit the victim’s house in Satengabari, the scene of the crime that can yield crucial evidence in the case.

(http://www.indianexpress.com/story/240207.html)

For more details and resources
http://development-dialogues.blogspot.com/





Nandigram condemnation

18 11 2007


sea of Protestors

Protests protests everywhere

Commie goons

We condemn the human rights violation and the violence at Nandigram since 6 November 2007, which demonstrated, yet again, after the massacre of 14 March 2007, the way in which the ruling party in West Bengal does not hesitate to use the state machinery to meet its own narrow political ends. The planned inaction of the police since 6 November, the cordoning off of a large area by cadres of the CPI(M) without interference by the police, is no different in kind from what happened on 14 March. In both cases, the police acted as agents of the ruling party, something which goes completely against the norms of democratic governance.

This nexus between the ruling party and the state machinery becomes clearer when we consider that the police inaction in Nandigram has been matched by excessive police enthusiasm in cracking down on citizens in Kolkata and unleashing terror upon peaceful protestors.

We demand an immediate initiation of a just peace process in Nandigram, as distinct from an enforced normalcy. Such an initiative cannot take place without the restraining of ruling party cadres and mercenaries and ending the reign of terror that has been unleashed on the people. A just peace process, which will enable the people of Nandigram to return to their homes, must involve residents of Nandigram, together with a broad-based people’s initiative.

It is clear that the government has been complicit in creating a situation of terror in Nandigram. We hold the Chief Minister of West Bengal, who is also in charge of the police, directly accountable for this state of affairs.

600 Dalits and Muslims have been killed in Nandigram
Nov. 14, 2007 (detailed news Item here from rediff)
Over 600 Dalits and Muslims have been killed in Nandigram, most of them in the last week, claimed Dalit activist Dr Udit Raj, quoting a report from the West Bengal unit of the Indian Justice Party and the All India Confederation of SC/ST Organisations. Dr Raj is president of the IJP and chairman of the confederation.
In a press release, Dr Udit Raj claimed this was the reason why the media and social activists were kept out of the area.

No action taken by police 10 days after incident, CPM cadres still control access

Nandigram, Nov 16: It’s been 10 days since Sabina Begum (name changed to protect her identity) was allegedly gangraped by CPM men during “Operation Recapture,” as first reported in The Indian Express today. But the Nandigram police, who registered a case after the medical report confirmed the rape, say they have not been able to visit the victim’s house in Satengabari, the scene of the crime that can yield crucial evidence in the case.

(http://www.indianexpress.com/story/240207.html)

For more details and resources
http://development-dialogues.blogspot.com/





Shivaji Paintings: A Hero for Modern India : Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj

15 11 2007
A Hero for Modern India : Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj

Shivaji Exhibition 1st to 15th March at Ravindra Natya Mandir









A Hero for Modern India : Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj: Exhibition 1st to 15th March at Ravinra Natya Mandir.

15 11 2007

The Next exhibition A Hero for Modern India : Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj which will be organised at the Ravindra Natya Mandir, Prabhadevi and HIS HOLINESS SRI SRI RAVISHANKAR will be inaugurating.

The exhibition will be an inquisitive and exploring miniature paintings of Shivaji and his times with Historicity as well as documentation from travellers of his times and sources of his times.
The Exhibition A Hero for Modern India : Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is a mix of History and Art blended to bring in a different angle for the man Shivaji who has changed the way we think and act. It will portray the Shivaji factor or the proactive and Do it now factors as well as his statesmanship and architectural as well as Naval and leadership qualities besides the various visions he had for the country and his subjects.

From 1st to 15th March at Ravinra Natya Mandir.

Address
Near Siddhivinayak Mandir
Sayani Marg
PrabhadeviMumbai – 400028

A Hero for Modern India : Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

This exhibition will show the unique place of Chhatrapati Shivaji in the history of India, at a time when Hindus were experiencing great oppression and humiliation : their temples were being broken, and they were being discriminated against in various forms, such as in the matter of charging custom duties, restrictions on their fairs and festivals, their dismissal from government posts, large-scale conversions as a part of openly declared policy of the Mughal State, imposition of the religious tax Jiziya for being a Hindu, and these discriminatory acts were going almost unchallenged though the Hindus formed more than bout 80% of the country.

Shivaji, who was endowed with talents of the highest order and a clear vision, was the only one who stood-up to the injustice. He had also an inspiring and endearing personality which spontaneously commanded respect, loyalty and the highest sacrifices from his devoted soldiery and peasants.

This exhibition is relevant today because Shivaji embodied all the qualities that politicians should possess today, but do not have: he was just, firm and stood for the weak; he was an honest and able administrator; he confronted the enemy and was not cowed into submission; he was devoted to Mother India who appeared to him as Bhavani; he was ruthless with his enemies, but spared women, children and his own people ; he would go to both Muslim and Hindu saints and endowed mosques as well as temples.

This wonderful exhibition on India’s eternal hero is brought to Mumbai by FACT, an organization, which is non-political, non-religious and non-affiliated to any group. Let the spirit of Shivaji float on India again and deliver her from her present enemies.





Ramar Sethu is a man-made sea ridge: Study

15 11 2007


Sunday November 25 2007 08:01 IST

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BANGALORE: A recent scientific research using archeo-astronomy tools has sought to prove that Ramar Sethu is not natural but a man-made sea ridge. It’s a testimony to the civil engineering marvel of an ancient civilisation, that stands even today as a man-made accretion over a natural formation in the sea.

DK Hari, conceptualiser of Bharath Gyan, a NGO which is in to collating specific, scientific knowledge of India has, at a presentation on ‘Historical Rama’ here on Saturday, said the records compiled together talk about Ramar Sethu’s usage until 1480. But it went into disrepair after a debilitating cyclone in 1480, he pointed out.

Hari said Rama indeed was a historical hero and lived nearly 7200 years ago. To rescue Sita from the clutches of Ravana, Lord Rama and his team built the bridge. With the help of Nala as the architect, he designed and executed the project along with the help of ‘Vanara’ tribe. So Rama named the bridge after Nala.

The Sethu came to be known as Adam’s bridge as Sri Lanka’s first Muslim leader, Adham, reached the island from India crossing over this bridge. The Europeans found it easy to call it Adam’s Bridge rather than Nala Setu or Ramar Sethu.

Hari said that the scientific corroborating evidences is the outcome from the analysis of astronomical skycharts using modern scientific tools, geological surveys and research, archaeological research, historical notes of travellers, published Government Gazettes and historical records of the British.

Today, there is a natural sea ridge formation over the seabed linking the land masses of India and Sri Lanka. Hari said “the sea level has risen nine feet above the bridge in the last 7000 years. The bridge is covered under the layers of hardened sands.”

About the execution of the bridge, Hari said that Nala identified a linear chain of islands and converted it with land fills and used it for building the 35-km bridge in just five days at a ratio of 100:10 with an average breadth of 3.5 km as found by NASA and also mentioned in the ancient scriptures.

The dilapidated structure still stands testimony to the engineering marvel of that period. It comprised 103 small patch reefs lying in a linear pattern with reef crest, sand and intermittent deep channels. The space left between the stones allows water to pass through it. Thus, the knowledge of pore pressure was incorporated in the bridge, Hari said.

Don’t demolish: On the research work of Bharath Gyan, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar of Art of Living said, “while there are controversies surrounding the existence of Sri Rama, this organisation has come up with scientific details with facts and figures.”





Tehelka like operations on the anti-Sikh riots and Naxalite violence : SRI SRI

15 11 2007

“If what they have revealed is true, it is extremely shocking because Hindus are not known for such acts. It is not in the character of Hindu society to kill and burn others,” the spiritual guru told reporters during his visit to Maharashtra’s Vidarbha district, an area affected by a large number of suicides by distressed farmers.

“I congratulate the reporter (of Tehelka magazine) who has done this (the sting operation in which the perpetrators of the violence have been caught on camera admitting to the killings) and would like him to undertake similar operations on the anti-Sikh riots (of 1984) and Naxalite violence in the country,” Sri Sri said.

Describing the Maoist violence in Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra as the biggest threat to the country’s internal security, Sri Sri urged the media to address the serious problem.
“I would appeal to the media to insist on the introduction of moral and spiritual instruction in the school curriculum as that would ennoble the young, impressionable minds,” he said, attributing violent tendencies to the disappearance of spiritual content from instruction at homes and schools.
“This is particularly true of the Hindu society today, which is why you will generally find Hindu youths among Naxal cadres,” Sri Sri said, pointing to the presence of Maoist rebels in Nepal but their absence in Bangladesh.