Category: Social Messages

Thoughts and Cartoons with a Social Message

Justice. Delivered!

The fast track court appointed for the 16th Dec 2012 Delhi gang-rape case declared ‘Nirbhaya’ the victim was tortured till the very end and the incident fell into the ‘rarest of rare category‘.Four men have been given the death sentence for the fatal gang-rape of a young medical student on a moving Delhi bus which brought the nation on streets.Previously,one of the six culprits was declared a juvenile during the day of crime and hence was sentenced 3 years in reform home while the bus driver , Ram Singh, was found hanging under mysterious situation in  his cell.

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Inspiring Job?

We have been reading about the bad conditions of Govt run schools from Mid-Day Meal Mess to collapsing school buildings. Many of them do not have roofs.Many schools are in such bad condition that classes are held outside. Many schools do not even have students yet there are 10s of teachers appointed who are happily drawing their salaries for doing nothing. How smart !!!

But not all Govt school teachers are the same . NDTV’s website, on Teacher’s Day, showcased an article about a teacher,Mr Abdul Mallik, of a Kerela govt school who swims through a river everyday to do his job. It was overwhelming to learn that he is an inspiration for many of his students.With people like Abdul Mallik India has all the hope alive. A true teacher .. A true hero!

For the govt school teachers who believe in ‘Chalta hai’ attitude and do nothing to justify their salaries and pensions,do not worry,even you are inspiring a few…

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Reform Home for Rape and Murder?

16th December 2012 , as named by the media ‘Nirbhaya’ a 23 year old student got raped and brutally murdered in a moving bus and she and her male friend were thrown out of the bus to die. The girl could not be saved. An incident which brought nation on roads. Culprits caught included 5 men between whom one was a juvenile.  One of them committed suicide in the jail , three await verdict while the juvenile found guilty of rape and murder has been sentenced 3 years in Reform Home  minus the eight months which he has already spent in the reform home during the trial.

A juvenile ? He who can rape and murder brutally , can he be actually even termed a juvenile and treated as one ? Was justice delivered ? 🙁

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Bihar Mid-Day Meal Tragedy

23 children, between the ages of 5 and 12, were poisoned to death by the free lunch served at their school in the village of Masrakh in Bihar. Post-Mortem reports indicate insecticides in food consumed by the kids while the State Govt smells some conspiracy. Meanwhile,The Ministry of HRD declared that they had warned the Bihar govt in April over problems faced by the mid day meal scheme in the state. India’s midday meal scheme is one of the world’s biggest school nutrition programs, providing food as an incentive for poor parents to send their children to school and this is not for the first time the quality of  Mid-Day Meal has created problems.

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Mahabodhi Temple Blasts

The ancient,1500 year old temple of the Buddhists at Gaya was shaken with several blasts in and around the premises injuring two monks of foreign origin. Security agencies suspect that Indian Mujahideen may be behind Sunday’s multiple blasts and a man who is considered to have links with Indian Mujahideen has been detained from Kolkata.

The Securities suspect this is an avenging response from IM in retaliation to the attacks on Muslims in  Myanmar.Even LeT had warned Buddhists of attacks in retaliation to the attack on Myanmar Muslims.

How long will Humanity by crucified by Religion ?

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Delhi 5 year old Raped

A five year old is brutally raped in the national capital  by two men .Even evil must have felt ashamed at this heinous act of  two human beings of the country.Just a few months back India was mourning  the death of young girl who was gang raped in the national capital. A country known for spiritualism is turning into a burial ground of humanity.  🙁

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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