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Court frames charges against Irom Sharmila in 'Fast-Unto-Death' case

Better known as the Iron Lady of Manipur,Irom Sharmila, who has been on ‘fast-unto-death’ stir since last 12 years, against the controversial AFSPA(Armed Forces Special Power Act) which is imposed on the state of Manipur , has refused to plead guilty on charges framed by New Delhi court ! Sharmila claimed she was not committing suicide and rather protesting non-violently which is a valid political protest !

Sharmila launched her fast unto death in 2000 after 10 civilians were killed by Assam Rifles personnel near Imphal airport. At present, she is  lodged in a jail and is being fed through her nose at a hospital in Imphal. She was charged under Section 309 when she brought her fast and protest against the AFSPA to Delhi six years ago and since then has been under police custody.

Without getting into the debate of whether disturbed states should continue to be administered by the Armed Forces, there are questions. Isn’t a  fast,a peaceful and non-violent medium of protest in a democracy ? Why a fast-unto-death be compared to crime of attempting suicide under Section 309 of Indian Penal Code? Does this not show the  repeated incompetency of the state and central governments who have failed to bring normalcy in disturbed states of India since several decades now ? How long will it take for the disturbed states to get out of the tangles of ‘Military Raj’ ?

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New Delhi Court frames charges against Irom Sharmila in fast-unto-death case

Super Rich to pay more taxes – Budget 2013-14

While the ‘Aam Aadmi’ seem to have been spared by the Union Finance Ministry,F.M. P Chidambaram, has put the burden of charging 10 percent extra levy from 42,800 Super-Rich Indians(individuals and corporate) who earn more than 1 crore per annum. While some refer this budget as the ‘Robin hood Budget’ many claim the budget was prepared keeping 2014 General Elections in mind !

The corrupt politicians surely do not fall in this slab  😀  as they do not earn that much !  🙂

Guess,’King Of Good Times’ – Vijay Mallya,is still in the Special 42,800 list,after the Kingfisher Airlines mess  ! 😀

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Super Rich Indians to pay more tax-Budget 2013

Police case against 111 people for FB posts against Kurien in Suryanelli gangrape case!

A case was filed against 111 people for allegedly passing defamatory remarks against Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman,P.J.Kurien, on facebook,relating to the Suryanelli gangrape case! A Woman Congress leader has filed the case claiming most of these defamatory remarks were against her as she backed P.J.Kurien on the Suryanelli gangrape issue. There was one person who had updated his status on facebook which read against Kurien and 110 people shared it, thereby, inviting police case under Sec 66A for sending offensive and annoying messages via computer or related device.

What else can be a better example of democracy and freedom in our country ? Is this a democracy for the political leaders only and constitutional freedom for them to curb down voices of  ‘Aam Aadmi ‘ and attack their freedom of speech by filing cases for expressing personal views ?

🙁  Mera Bharat Mahan (My India is Great)!

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Defamation Cases against facebook posts and shares

Bristish PM David Cameron denies giving back Kohinoor diamond to India

Kohinoor,the 105 karat diamond which is among one of the largest diamonds in the world and is on display in Tower Of London was taken away from India by the British during the colonial era.While,India has been requesting  it back since decades , today the British Prime Minister declined any chances of the diamond being returned back siting his disbelief in ‘returnism’ and that the country is anyways taking care of it. He also visited the Jaliawala Bagh and declared the incident of 1919( where the police opened fire at unarmed civilians killing and wounding 100s at the Jaliawalah Bagh) as shameful.

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Kohinoor won’t be returned to India-British PM,David Cameron