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

Lows in Life – Thought of the Day

Feels like, I am in the middle of a great fall (from some 20,000 feet…may be more).Scared,thrilled,restless,boggled up and yet proud of myself. After all, not everyone can accept the LOWS of life.    😉 

courtesy :Jack(ed) Roberts   🙂

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The Real Lows in Life