Month: November 2011

Jailed in India,for over 40 years !

The ongoing fight of an Indian Advocate to seek justice for foreigners held in Indian jails.

Advocate Bhim Singh who has been fighting for repatriation of Foreigners serving in Indian jails since 1966 is also chief of Jammu And Kashmir Panthers Party, brought this matter as a Petitioner and told the bench that many Pakistani nationals were held without trial in many jails of the country. It is shocking that though most of them have served their sentences, they continue to be in our country’s jails.

Resulting, the Supreme Court asked  the Union Government to give comprehensive list of Pakistani prisoners in India within two weeks to understand the status of the cases pending against them and help activate the bureaucratic machinery in speeding up the repatriation process.

Advocate Singh is the first and foremost human rights activist and lawyer in the Supreme Court of  India and has made continuous efforts helping many Pakistani and other foreign nationals get back home after serving their terms in Indian jails and he is the ray of hope for prisoners serving over their sentenced tenure and for their relatives, back home.

Hopefully , there are Advocates like  Bhim Singh who strongly believe in right to life of every human,  across the borders of our country, who can send back Indian prisoners who are over-serving their term in Pakistani jails.

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Amar Singh questions Mayawati.

Amar Singh back in news !

Amar Singh the chief of Rashtriya Lokmanch who has been out of news since long,is back with a  request to Mayawati to issue a white paper on how much has been spent in Ambedkar parks in Noida and Lucknow and how much  has the government spent in its entire tenure for the welfare of the citizens of the state.

The state lacks employment opportunities forcing people to migrate to other states to earn their living even at the cost of life threats yet the chief minister is proud to have made her dream parks but what about the welfare of the people of the state, who are alive and suffering ?
Big question is, will her statue and Dalit Memorial parks give  employment opportunities to the people who migrate to earn their living ?

Raj explains attack on cbfc and Rahul Gandhi

Raj Thackerey in the news again ?

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Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief – Raj Thackeray supported MNS members attacking  the offices of the Central Board of Film Censors on 14th November 2011 at around 4pm in opposition to the demand they made, months back, to the board, to include at least one Marathi Manus in the board to censor Marathi movies.

Is it not enough to know the guidelines and follow the same while judging movies ? Is it that important to include atleast one “Maharashtrian” from theatre or Marathi cinema ?

Well, supporting the move of his party members ransacking some offices just because they do not agree to their party’s request cannot be appreciated. Are there no other ways the MNS finds suitable other than voilent attacks , be it on the North Indian rickshaw  and taxi drivers or destroying  office properties ? 

Is Anna Hazare’s non-voilent methods of fasting and raising support not an example of better way of keeping one’s point ?

2.

Also speaking on Rahul Gandhi’s rally in Phulpur, Utter Pradesh, he claimed Rahul Gandhi was ill-informed about U.P.  after Rahul made a comment that for how long youths from the state need to go and beg for work in Maharashtra ,pointing at  the lack of employment opportunities in the state .

Thackeray viewed that the people of Utter Pradesh must ask Rahul what his party had done for the state in the past so many years for the state as every member of the Gandhi family, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi and even Rahul himself  have been elected from UP and Congress party had got opportunities to rule the state for decades in the past. The question raised on Rahul Gandhi and Congress is worth giving a thought !

Is it right to claim the present government of Mayawati as the sole reason of sufferings in Utter Pradesh?  What about the governments prior to this ? Did the political parties prior to Mayawati’s BSP do their share of  work ?

Sarabjit Singh in Pak prision since 1990 !

Jantar Mantar is about to witness yet another movement to bring back Sarabjit Singh.

On11.11.2011 at 11.11am Dalbir Kaur, sister of Sarabjit Singh and  president of the All India Youth Foundation, Virender Singh along with members of the foundation will take an oath at Amar Jawan (at India Gate) and therafter march to Jantar Mantar and will remain there and fast till the 21st of the month. This is to appeal to the people of the country to join them in their pledge to the government of India for the release Sarabjit from Pakistani Jail.

Sarabjit Singh is in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat Jail  since last 21 years accused of being involved in 1990 serial bomb blasts in Lahore and Multan which killed 14 people and was arrested while crossing border. His lawyer in Pakistan has argued it is a ‘clear case of mistaken identity.’
Manjit Singh’s(Sarabjit Singh) sister and wife claim he is a simple farmer who left to plough his fields near Wagah Border on August 28, 1990, but never returned and all their search went in vain until they received a letter from Manjit informing them that he was caught by Pakistani border forces when he mistakenly crossed the border under the influence of liquor.

Pakistan on the other hand claimed he is a RAW spy who was involved in the 1990 serial blasts and in April 2008 some Pakistani students group demanded  withdrawal of all official moves to pardon Sarabjit.

He was given death sentence, but his hanging has been repeatedly postponed. Well it is Sarabjit himself who knows what is the truth but is 21 years of imprisonment with rare hope of being released, not as good as death sentence?

D.I.G. Mishra under House-Arrest

 Gaddafis and Saddams of our country ? 

D.I.G.   D.D. Mishra has been under house arrest since he got discharged from CSMMU where the officials said they did not find any sign of mental illness in Mishra. The government has not given any statement officially about his condition or the reason behind his ‘house arrest’. Media is not allowed to talk to him and only family members can visit him.

After all, he raised his voice against  his superiors and powerful people in the government who were buying sub-standard equipment at a price higher than the market rate hence D.I.G.  Thakur of Lucknow had all good reasons to take him out from his office to the mental hospital and declare he was mentally unsound.

The “Maya of Mighty Mayawati” and the ” honest system ” of the state may force the rebellious DIG to very soon seek  help of the Mental Asylum which declared him mentally fit.

But the question is do we, thecitizens of the country,  not have the Right to know, why anOfficer of the DIG rank is suddenly under house-arrest and why is he not allowed to talk to the media, after he spoke out against the mismanagment in the state ?

Is this not Dictatorship? Is there any  difference between Muammar Gaddafi and Kumari Mayawati ?

The Might And The Maya of Mayawati

Get well soon, Deputy Inspector  General, D.D. Mishra !

In a press conference held on Friday, Nov 4th 2011, Deputy Inspector General (fire services) D. D. Mishra presented the register of the fire department’s control room and accused the entire U.P. government of being corrupt . He did not sign on the purchases instead put  remarks on the irregularities in the various purchases, he noticed in several files. He has written to the government to launch an inquiry into the illegal purchase of material for the fire department and is very sure that no action will take place. Instead he claimed life threat after the reports get published and believes  government will not leave any stones unturned to grab these files. He said he wanted to raise alarm and set example for other policemen that they  can also raise voice for citizens.
Mayawati will get me murdered,” Mishra said.

Right after this conference , DIG of Lucknow, D.K. Thakur reached Mishra’s office and said he had a word with him for two hours and he had to call Mishra’s daughter and experts from Chatrapati Sahuji Medical University as D.D. Mishra, according to him was “mentally unsound

In fact, we all are. Aren’t we ? Do we really bother to check who we elect as our Ministers? Sound-mind is he who would not only support corruption but also take his share out of it.
Mayawati, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh is one of the many “honest politicians” of our country on whom the CBI has filed case of disproportionate assets. and who knows not her  Rs 685 crore, Dalit Memorial in Noida which is a perfect example of dedication and responsibility towards her state people. Interestingly it includes her statue aswell and why not after all she does so much for her people.

Well, coming back to D.D. Mishra,only time well let us know how the Chief Minister would make him, mentally sound now.

Who killed Keenan Santos And Ruben Fernandes ?

20th October’ 2011 , a youth Keenan Santos was publicly stabbed to death and his friend Ruben Fernandes died 4 days after, suffering from wounds. They were attacked by a team of 20 goons when they defended their female friends, who were being teased. They were coming out of a restaurant in Andheri,Mumbai while this incident happened. The two young boys were accompanied by five other friends.

Police produced 21 accused in a court on 3rd November’11. But are these the only ones who actually killed Keenan and Ruben ?

What about those who were standing in tens and hundreds , viewing the tussle who did not even bother to inform the police, forget about intervening ?

In an interview , one of the female friend of Keenan and Ruben , who was present that day described how the spectators turned deaf ears , while these guys were being punished for opposing eve-teasing  and the girls were seeking help. She also mentioned , that even the restaurant people did not come to help , where the group used to frequently hang-out.

She explains , the Police Help-Line Number  – 100, kept busy throughout and that even after the culprits left the place no one came to even pick the guys up to the hospital.

 Can we just get away by blaming it all on the Police? How many are they in number? Do we need one police each by every citizen of the country ?  Can we get away by claiming the city is not safe for girls , out at night ? Where is our social responsibility ? Had the bigger culprits, “the scared and curious spectators” been responsible enough, chances are high, two young guys would have been alive , today.

News channels indicate, how 25000 plus people added their support on Facebook to seek justice for Keenan’s sacrifice. Is our responsibility just limited joining a community on social sites and demand for justice after the sufferings ? 

 Is it not time we be the change rather blaming our law and order system ?

How To Make Chargrilled Fried Chicken ?

Chargrilled  Fried Chicken
Chargrilled Fried Chicken
Before Marination

Ingredients:

Small or boneless pieces of chicken 1 and ½ kg

Vinegar, soya sauce, green chilies

After Marination

Ginger – 15 gm, Garlic – 2 whole, Onion – 2 medium-sized, tomatoes –  2 medium-sized. [All chopped]

Corn Flour, Rice powder or bread crumbs

Kasturi Methi / Parsley [either fresh or dried can be used for any one of these] 2 table-spoon

Oregano – 3 table-spoon, black pepper powder – 1 tea-spoon

Chargrill spice / tandoori Chicken Masala – 2 table-spoon

Method:

Clean the chicken and put it a mixture of vinegar and water. The mixture should contain 5 table-spoon of vinegar, 2 sliced green chilies, 2 cloves garlic (crushed) salt and enough water to submerge the chicken. Keep it aside for 3 -5 hours.

Put the chopped tomatoes and garlic and onion in the oven and grill it for 15 – 20 minutes. Once they are soft and grilled, take them out and put them into a hot wok [non-stick] with  a tea spoon of olive or white oil.

Add 2 to 3 green chilies, oregano and Chargrill spice / tandoori Chicken Masala and Kasturi Methi / Parsley. Add 1 table-spoon on vinegar and 2 table-spoon of soya sauce [light], black pepper and salt to taste.

Once these mixtures becomes paste remove from heat and allow it to cool down for 15 minutes and add 4 table-spoon of Corn Flour and 2 table-spoon of Rice powder or bread crumbs.

Take the chicken out of the vinegar water and dry it. Apply the mixture generously on the chicken and add Corn Flour, Rice Powder or bread crumbs to the extent to form a light coating over it.

Keep it aside for 1 – 2 hours. Shallow fry in hot nonstick pan in olive or white oil. Empty fried chicken, in tissue paper to soak excess oil.

 To garnish, sprinkle freshly chopped parsley and finely chopped onions over the fried chicken.

For DIP – a mixture of tomato ketchup and green Chilly Sauce and a tea-spoon of soya sauce and salt to taste.

To Be Auctioned-Dr Rajendra Prasad’s Rolex Watch !

Who will bid for Dr Rajendra Prasad’s  Gold Rolex Watch ?

On November 13th ‘ 2011 , India’s first President , Dr Rajendra Prasad’s  gold wristwatch would be on auction by Sotheby’s in Geneva. Estimated price of the 18k pink gold Rolex with India’s Map and the date of 26th January 1950, inscribed on the dial, is between Rs 1 – Rs 2 crore. The wristwatch was presented to him on the first Republic Day in 1950.

Retired professor and grand-daughter of  Dr Prasad, Tara Sinha  got a call from a British journalist who informed her that Sotheby’s official said neither Dr Prasad’s family nor the Indian Government contacted them yet. She has also learnt, the person giving this watch to Sotheby’s preferred anonymity.

While Tara Sinha remembers, in 1964, a watch of Dr.Prasad had been stolen from Old Sadaquat Ashram(Dr. Prasad’s House) in Patna, she is not sure if this is the same watch.

She has written letters to President Pratibha Patil, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, pleading them to stop the auction and bring the watch back. and has not got any satisfactory response from anywhere, as yet.

All She wants is the watch be given back to India as per the UNESCO charter of 1970, as the watch is a national property.

It might be too late when our rulers respond and India’s Self-Respect be auctioned publicly. What do we commoners expect from our political leaders, when they are least bothered about Nation’s Property, Pride and First President’s belongings ?