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THE HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY OF INDIA***
BABASAHEB DR. B. R. AMBEDKAR
AND HIS COMMITMENT TO HIS PEOPLE

Prem K. Chumber, Editor-in-Chief:
www.ambedkartimes.com & www.deshdoaba.com

Honorable Mr. N. Parthasarathi the Consul General of India San Francisco (California) USA unveiled a portrait of Bharat Ratna Babasaheb Dr. B.R. Ambedkar within the consulate premises on August 14th, 2014 at 3.00 pm. Mr. Anand Jha Consul on of behalf of the Consul General of India San Francisco cordially invited all the Indian media & community to attend the function and report & more pictures coming in next issue of Ambedkar Times (English) & Desh Doaba (Punjabi) newspapers. Picture by Prem K. Chumber (www.ambedkartimes.com) dated August 14, 2014

On the eve of the occasion for a farewell function organized in honor of Dr. B.R Ambedkar’s departure for London on 15th August 1931 to attend the second session at Round Table Conference as a representative of Untouchable class at Sir Cawasji Jahangir Hall on 14th August 1931, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar said “In a conference of one hundred and twenty-five members we are two; but rest assured that we will move heaven and earth for the sake of your welfare. I had a talk with Gandhi this afternoon. At present he cannot do anything to promote your interests. We must stand on our own feet and fight as best as we can for our rights. So carry on your agitation and organize your forces. Power and prestige will come to you through struggle”. The way that Babasaheb preferred to adopt for the uplift of his people was democratic one. After grappling with the obdurate tormentors at Mahad, he successfully fought the legal battle to the advantage of his people and proved the oppressive social structures that the so-called untouchables were powerful enough to melt them thoroughly. For Babasaheb Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, the battle is not for material and political gains; it was for self-respect, dignity and spiritual elegance.

Babasaheb Dr. B. R. Ambedkar fulfilled his promise to leave his mortal frame not as a Hindu precisely for this very purpose while embracing Buddhism. He exhorted his people to leave Hinduism if they wanted to live with dignity. And the only religion that gives them the same was/is Buddhism. He became Buddhist not to renounce the world but to retrieve his and for his people their due place in Indian society. At the time of his Diksha (adoption of Buddhism) at Nagpur in 1956, he told his people that he was offered on many occasions prestigious offices of profit but he declined simply for the reason that he wanted to serve his fellow beings. He used to say that the difference between a great man and an eminent man is that the former prefers to serve his people. Anyone who defies social tyranny is more courageous than the one who defies political tyranny.  Babasaheb Dr. B. R. Ambedkar proved to be a great rather a greatest of all great men who fought valiantly all the might of social tyranny singlehandedly throughout his life.

We are proud of our Babasaheb who gave us all what we enjoy today. It is all due to his lifelong struggle that we are what we are and we salute our Babasaheb on the day of Independence of India which coincides with his march towards second session of Round Table Conference at London.
Posted www.ambedkartimes.com on August 15, 2014

THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF INDIA
LAUNCHED A WEBSITE: www.cgisf.org
Consulate general of India, San Francisco’s press release
The Consulate General of India in San Francisco launched a newly designed user-friendly website today to facilitate a large number of persons accessing the Consulate's website everyday seeking visa passport, OCI, PIO and other consular services. The website was launched by the longest serving employee of the Consulate, Mr. Ariel Quintos.

During the past few months, the Consulate has taken various measures to improve the delivery of services provided at the Consulate and through the TRAVISA Outsourcing Agency. The Consulate has also undertaken pro-active outreach activities wherein the Consul General and other senior officers of the Consulate have interacted with a large number of community associations, participated at various functions, and provided clarifications on various issues of interest to the community.

Within the Consulate itself, not only deliveries of services have improved, the Consulate now serves all applicants with a smile.

The new website is not only aesthetically appealing and easy to navigate, but also provides information actually needed by the applicants. All the information required for a specific service is provided at one particular place, which is easier to access. The website also provides helpful tips and easy guidance in unambiguous terms to help those seeking various services.

Specific e-mail contacts are provided for specific service needs and all e-mails are being answered in time by the Consulate. More importantly, apart from providing a response, the Consulate already takes action to provide the services sought by the applicants. In addition, during specific timings on working days, an official from the Consulate would be available in person to answer the queries over telephone. The Consulate would nonetheless encourage people to use e-mails so that they can get timely responses. Posted on March 14, 2012
Dear Brothers/Sisters, Jai Bhim!
We wish to inform you that Bhartiya Samanvaya Sangthan(Lakshay) is organising a "Bahujan Janjagran Rally" from Faridabad (Haryana) to Rashtriya Dalit Prerna Sthal (Noida-UP) which has been built up by Behan Mayawati CM UP, on 11 December 2011(Sunday). Rally will start at 11 AM, from Ambedkar Chowk NIT Faridabad. Rout of rally : Ambekar chowk NIT, Ajronda Chowk...,Badkal Chowk, Badarpur (Delhi), Kalandi kunj to Noida (UP). You are cordially invited to join the rally and show our solidarity and thanks to Behan Mayawati CM UP for the great jobs.
Yograj Pakodar, Chief Commander - Haryana, Bhartiya Samanvaya Santhan(Lakshay) Posted on November 29, 2011

SHIVINDER SINGH BHAGANIA
IN
WHITE HOUSE
WITH HON'BLE

PRESIDENT
MR. OBAMA


SHIVINDER SINGH
BHAGANIA SITTING
ON WHEEL CHAIR
AND HIS
MOTHER, FATHER
(SURINDER SINGH
BHAGANIA) & THREE SISTERS STANDING WITH
PRESIDENT MR. OBAMA

Report in details coming in
Ambedkar Times news paper

Posted on
September 1, 2011

 


"TENZING NORGAY AWARD" WINNER MAMTA SODHA, EVERESTER (INDIA)
Mamta Sodha, Everester was awarded in “Rashtarpati Bhavan” by hon'ble Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil president of India on 29th August 2011.

Report in details, coming in Ambedkar Times news paper (Posted on September 1, 2011)


DIVYA PARMAR DAUGHTER OF DINESHBHAI AND MANJULABEN PARMAR

Divya says
Divya has confidence that if she gets good coach she can able to take part in the Olympic game.

Borsad-(Ambedkartimes.com News Bureau): There are so many stars have been glowing in the village and cities of India but we are unknown about their shining. Divya Parmar is one such a girl who lives in Borsad, Anand district of Gujarat state of India. She is the eldest daughter of Dineshbhai and Manjulaben Parmar. Dineshbhai’s native place is “Khanpur” a small village near Borsad. He has also got many awards in yoga field. Divya has been taking the training of yoga since she was two years old. Her father wished to join her “gymnastics” but he didn’t get good coach so he has joining yoga. While she was studying in std.3rd, she was inspired by one teacher of the school teachers in scout guide programme. Then her father contacted Mr. R. J. Jadeja, the director of “Baroda life mission institution”. At that time she took part in yoga competition first time. She was in 6th std. and she got 6th rank in the competition. After observing the other girls’ yoga steps she started practice of yoga at home. After one month she won first gold medal in national yoga competition which was held in 2003. This was her first achievement of her life. Then she was sent to Kolkata by the school where she got bronze medal in “national games competition”. Then she won two gold medals in yoga competition held at Mehsana. Still today she has been succeeding the peaks of success. Till now Divya has been declared “Miss Yoginichampion” continued three times first in 2006 at Argentina, second in 2007 at Delhi and third time in 2008 at Surat. During her six years struggle she has got 32 gold medals, 5 silver medals and 3 bronze medals. At Faridabad she was declared “yoga empress” in 2004. Here she got silver crown and two prophies. Till now she has been awarded “miss yoga empress” ten times. In zarkhand on 22rd may 2008 she became “miss yoga princess”. After sometimes she “Miss Yogini of the word in surat. Divya has got good support of her family. In beginning her father had to bear a lot of financial crisis to have her training of yoga but her father Dineshbhai has spent all his saved money for her better future of her daughter. When her fame spreads all over people knew about her financial crisis. She was honored by the well known former cricketer Kapil Dev. She was honored by the chief minister of Gujarat Mr. Narendrabhai Modi on 8th march women’s day and she was awarded by Sardar Patel award” in 2008 and “Eklavya award”. She took part in “Shabash India” in zee TV programme in 2008 and Sony TV programme.

Now Divya studies in std.12th in J.D. Patel high school, Borsad and she practices of yoga three days every week. Life mission institution is at Baroda so it is inconvenient for her to go there for practice. She sometimes goes to Baroda for yoga practice but mostly she practices at home. Divya says, “I can do good steps of gymnastics”. To seeing player of Olympic Games I can do same steps as they do, but I need a good coach. Divya has confidence that if she gets good coach she can able to take part in the Olympic game. At now Divya has been preparing for the state level yoga competition will be held in Gandhi Nagar. These days Divya is in Canada, her father told to Ambedkar Times.Posted on September 1, 2011

Press Release
‘GANAMATI PARISHADA’
AND THE NOVEL CIVIL
LEADERSHIP FORUM

dation)On Mon, 31 Jan 2011
(Persons in photograph from left to right :
Bhanu Padmo, Dr Ramesh Panigrahi, Padmashree Dr Debiprasanna Pattanayak,
Swami Mahamedhananda,
Dr Bhagbanprakash)
Bhanu Padmo
(Bhanu Padmo Foundation)
On Mon, 31 Jan 2011

Bhubaneswar (Feb. 8 -2011 ):: A seminar was organized this evening at the residence of Dr.Bhagbanprakash on ‘Creating a Novel Civil Leadership Forum’. The leading personalities who attended this seminar are eminent linguist Padmashree Dr. Debiprasanna Pattanayak, philosopher Dr. Bhagbanprakash, Sheevidya-Ashram’s Maharaj Mahamedhananda, eminent dramatist Dr.Ramesh Chandra Panigrahi, Odia-linguist Prof. Jantrana Parikshit, Scientist Shri Bibhu Prasad Mohanty, writers and poets viz. Shri Abhay Singh- Shri Tusharkant- Shri Bhabani Prasad Parija- Shri Rajkishor Das- Dr.Prasanna Pattanayak- Shri Kedar Roy, social workers viz. Shri Gobind Bhagwan- Dr.Bijay Biplab Acharya- Shri Satyanand Behera-Shri Manoj Jena- Shri Subhendu Mohapatra, woman-leader Ms Samghamitra etc. The objectives of this meet were to inaugurate Bhanu Padmo’s 288-page book “GANAMATI PARISHADA”, to outline the proposed novel civil leadership forum and to initiate implementation of consistent plans for the same. Mahamedhananda praised profusely this analytical work of Bhanu Padmo when Dr. Bhagbanprakash described this work as an example of ancient Sutra Literature. The latter suggested that Bhanu Padmo’s style of expression needn’t be compared with Bibhuti Pattanayak’s and may be left as Bhanu Padmo’s. Dr. Ramesh Panigrahi underscored the outline, potentiality and success of author’s Dream Theory when Prof. Jantrana Parikshit described it as hard-worded but a meaningful Green Philosophy. Shri Tusharkant insisted on easier exposition of the author’s work keeping in view common man’s power of understanding when Shri Bibhu Prasad was against dubbing his work as obscure because the straight truths therein were plain and clear to the pragmatic eyes, though these do hurt the prejudiced eye. To Ms Samghamitra’s question on any author’s claim to authority over truth, Bhanu Padmo expounded the doctrine of general occurrence great truths. It was generally agreed that integrated national civil leadership needs to be incorporated into Constitution through an awareness movement as the author described the political-cultural-spiritual-social aspects of civil leadership. It was deeply felt by the participants that such prolonged discussion in a friendly environ could sow the seeds for integration of State wide civil leadership.
Posted on February 10, 2011

Letter to President Obama
United States of America, White House, Washington D.C
by A K Biswas

Dear President Obama,

Subject: Implementation of Concurrent Resolution of US Senate on Untouchability in India

We have learnt from media reports that accompanied by the US’ First Lady, Michelle Obama, you are scheduled to pay a state visit to India in forthcoming November. I, on my own behalf as well as on behalf of over three hundred million people belonging to the Scheduled Caste (also called Dalits) and Scheduled Tribe communities, who are the underprivileged and discriminated humanity at the bottom of Indian society, extend a warm welcome to you. On this occasion, we respectfully remind you of the Concurrent Resolution [H. Con. Res. 139: 110th session] of the US Senate expressing a sense that the United States should address the ongoing problem of untouchability afflicting a population in India as large as the aggregate population of the USA. As a Senator, you are too aware of the contents and connotations of the said Resolution to warrant its reiteration. Nonetheless, a brief reference to the Resolution would refresh your memory.

The Concurrent Resolution of July 24, 2007 fully recognised that the vast multitude of population of India are denied and deprived of their fundamental rights including right to life, dignity and security, equality of treatment due to the widespread practice of untouchability. They are discriminated in quality education; equitable employment opportunities and subjected to brutal atrocities—physical, mental as well as psychological—that block all avenues for their upward mobility in life and station. The aforesaid Concurrent Resolution dwelt on the atrocities as follows:

1. ‘…….Untouchables’, now known as the Dalits, and the people of the forest tribes of India, called Tribals, who together number approximately 200,000,000 people, are the primary victims of caste discrimination in India;

2. “……discrimination against the Dalits and Tribals has existed for more than 2000 years and has included educational discrimination, economic disenfranchisement, physical abuse, discri-mination in medical care, religious discrimination, and violence targeting Dalit and Tribal women;

3. “……Article 17 of the Constitution of India outlaws untouchability;

4. “despite numerous laws enacted for the protection and betterment of the Dalits and Tribals, they are still considered outcasts in Indian society and are treated as such; moreover, in practice, Dalits and Tribals are frequently denied equal treatment under the law;

5. “…… Dalit women suffer both caste and gender discrimination as a result of the deficient administration of justice and are often raped and attacked with impunity;

6. “……the National Commission on Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes has declared that many of the reported cases of atrocities against Dalits and Tribals end in acquittals;

7. “……despite the fact that many Dalits do not report crimes for fear of reprisals by the dominant castes, national police statistics averaged over the past five years by the National Commission on Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes show that 13 Dalits are murdered every week, five Dalits’ homes or possessions are burnt every week, six Dalits are kidnapped or abducted every week, three Dalit women are raped every day, 11 Dalits are beaten every day and a crime is committed against a Dalit every 18 minutes;

8. “…….many Dalits girls are forced to become temple prostitutes who are then unable to marry and may be auctioned to urban brothels, and many women trafficked in India are Dalit women;

9. “…….low-caste unborn females are targeted for abortions;

10. “according to Human Rights Watch and India’s official National Family Health Survey, most Dalits and Tribals are among those poorest of the poor living on less than $1 per day; most of India’s bonded laborers are Dalits; and half of India’s Dalit children are undernourished, 21 percent are `severely underweight’, and 12 percent die before their 5th birthday;

11. “…….Dalits and other low-caste individuals often suffer from discrimination and segregation in government primary schools leading to low enrollment, high drop-out, and low literacy rates, perhaps linked to a perception that Dalits are not meant to be educated, are incapable of being educated, or if educated, would pose a threat to village hierarchies and power relations;

12. “…….the Dalits and Tribals maintain higher illiteracy rates than non-Dalit populations; and

13. “…….the HIV/AIDS epidemic is India is massive and Dalits and Tribals are significantly affected by HIV/AIDS.”

In a nutshell, the instances explain and illustrate the predicaments encountering life of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in every nook and corner of India. The contents of the Resolution drive one to believe like the British philosopher Thomas Hobbes that the life of Dalit as well as tribal communities in India is “solitary, nasty, brutish and short”. With unmitigated discrimination, exploitation and inequality against so vast a population since ages, no country can hope to prosper and remain peaceful or attain peace and stability, essential for growth and prosperity. This makes India the darkest spot to warrant attention for safeguarding human rights and dignity urgently.

It hardly needs to be stressed that immediate solution to these perilous problems calls for global attention. The US Senate, in the stated circumstances, adopted the following strategies on its part to address these burning issues in the interest of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes of India:

(1) raising the issues of caste discrimination, violence against women, and untouchability through diplomatic channels both directly with the Government of India and within the context of international bodies;

(2) encouraging the United States Agency for International Development to ensure that the needs of Dalit organisations are incorporated in the planning and implementation of develop-ment projects;

(3) ensuring that projects that positively impact Dalit and Tribal communities, especially Dalit women, are developed and implemented;

(4) ensuring that cooperative research programs targeting rural health care, the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and rural technology contain proper focus on the Dalits and Tribals;

(5) ensuring that anyone receiving funding in India from the United States Government—

(A) is aware that it is United States Government policy that caste discrimination is unacceptable, and that the United States is committed to eliminating it; and

(B) treat all people equally without engaging in caste discrimination;

(6) ensuring that— (A) qualified Dalits are in no way discouraged from working with organisations receiving funding in India from the United States Govern-ment, and that transparent and fair recruitment, selection, and career development processes are implemented, with clear objective criteria; and (B) procedures exist to detect and remedy any caste discrimination in employment conditions, wages, benefits or job security for anyone working with organizations receiving funding in India from the United States Government;

(7) encouraging United States citizens working in India to avoid discrimination toward the Dalits in all business interactions; and

(8) discussing the issue of caste during bilateral and multilateral meetings, including congressional delegations.?

WE, for whom these momentous Resolutions were adopted in the august House, are completely unaware of follow-up actions, if any, taken by the US authorities in this behalf and the outcome thereof. Your official visit to India furnishes the perfect opportunity to acquaint and appraise ourselves of the action on these resolutions that can go a long, very long way to uplift the fate and fortune of three hundred million Indians. By adopting the Concurrent Resolution, the US lawmakers and the people alike have befriended the faceless Dalit and tribal communities.

I can paraphrase the epoch-making speech of Reverend Dr Martin Luther King, Jr and say I too have a dream that my 300 million fellow Dalit and tribal men and women will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the tag of their caste or tribe but by the content of their character. We can never be satisfied as long as the Dalit and tribal people are the victim of horrors of social inequality and deprivation; economic and educational discrimi-nation, exploitation and oppression. We can never be satisfied as long as our bodies, heavy with the fatigue of harsh treatment and atrocities, cannot gain access to every opportunity available to Indians in the high end of the social ladder. We cannot be satisfied as long as the Dalit and tribal communities’ basic mobility from circumscribed social ghetto to the wider world of freedom are effected through equal opportunity for education and employment. We are not satisfied and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream investing true meaning and new life to three hundred million Dalits and tribals of India.

We, therefore, urge upon you to grant an appointment for interaction with a delegation of Dalit and tribal thinkers and activists during your forthcoming state visit to India. The proposed delegation, comprising some 8-10 members, would wait upon you for suitably briefing the travails of their life and times obtaining in India. The Dalit and tribal communities of India expect as well as demand full and complete implementation of the strategies adopted by the august US Senate in the interest of the downtrodden of India.

May I, on behalf of three hundred millions of Indians, once again request you to please grant us an opportunity to call on your with a delegation and brief their conditions during your forthcoming visit to India?

With regards,

Yours most sincerely,
A.K. Biswas
.
(Former Vice-Chancellor, B.R. Ambedkar University, Muzaffarpur, Bihar)
E -mail: born.bengali@gmail.com
Posted on October 22, 2010

INDIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY -2010

Dear Premji,
Namashkar

we are a small ngo in tamilnadu, working among children in difficulties such as broken homes, child labour most of the children are dalits and we have drop out youths too. We are planning for a program called DREAM COME TRUE. Can you kindly raise some promotional support for this program, we can send you the the promotional coupons. Let us know where we should it send it. Thanks.
In fraternity
M.R. Hubert

INDIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY -2010
I am happy to forward this report and the photos of the happenings of our Independence Day celebrations, the Indian independence falls on 15th august of every year. We selected a theme MYSELF AND INDIAN FLAG, the subject covered is harmony among friends, respect for elders, and no to unwanted pressures. The children expressed their views via beautiful paintings, 247children from 18 schools participated. The paintings were judged for prizes by a committee who looked into creativity, messaged content and artistic efforts. The award winning session was done differently; we went to winners of the schools and called out the prize winners before the total congregation of children assembly with a great ovation every child winning in different categories were called, and with a bit of introduction. Most of the schools whose children attended are small levels of size and resources. Kindly pray for the children and for us too. Thanks once again.

In fraternity
M.R. Hubert Chennai (India) www.shabnamresources.com

Dear Mr. Michael,
Jai Bhim! Thanks for visiting site & also special thanks for your kind words. Please keep in touch.
Regards,
Prem Chumber

(Posted on October 14, 2010)

“MAJOR POLITICAL PARTIES FAIL TO REPRESENT DALIT CAUSE”
http://www.hindu.com/2010/09/27/stories/2010092759030600.htm

Staff Reporter:

Discussion on ‘Remembering Poona Pact'

MADURAI: Dalit movements and major political parties in the State are deviating from highlighting the issues affecting Dalits and have largely failed to represent them on many major issues in the recent past, said Dalit Gnanasekaran, founder, Dalit Liberation Movement.

Discussion: Delivering a special address on a discussion titled ‘Remembering Poona Pact,' and a book release event at Tamil Nadu Theological Seminary on Friday, he talked about his experience as a Dalit activist in Madurai and southern districts during the mid 80's and early 90's before relocating himself to the northern districts.

Free chappals: In his speech, he talked about his experiences working among the Dalits during the 1989 Uthapuram riots where they organised close to 46 walkathons and protests demanding justice for Dalits. He reminded how much difficult it was during those days to create an awareness and he cited one incident during the late Chief Minister M.G. Ramachandran's period who introduced a scheme and provided ‘free chappals' to poor and how many Dalits in the rural villages got those chappals but were never able wear them.

However, after many protests in a lot of villages the Dalits finally were able to wear chappals provided by the State. Earlier in the event, he released a book titled ‘Poarali Enum Adhikaaram' which talks about arguments and debates on Uthapuram Wall Issue from a Dalit perspective.

One of the essayists, Stalin Rajangam in his speech talked about the dearth of substantial works in Tamil on Poona Pact and stated that Dalits of Madras Presidency were actively involved during the colonial period (prior to Round Table Conference) by making major interventions through sending telegrams and letters to the British Government on the status of the depressed classes in the country demanding adequate representation.

The first major work on Poona Pact was published by Ambedkar Study Circle in Chennai in the year 1965; the book was authored by Anbu Ponoviyam and in the early 90's Dalit writer Ravikumar came out with a work highlighting the need for separate electorates. J.Balasubramanian of Dalit Intellectual Circle said that Poona Pact remains as an important event in the history of Dalit movements as it was the first major event where Gandhi's status as leader of the masses and Mahatma came into question.

Jaganathan said that the Dalit parties have become non-functional, many Dalits were murdered recently in the southern districts and Dalit officials targeted but no major Dalit party organised protests or condemned. The Second Round Table Conference in 1931 saw Dr. Ambedkar emphasising the need for political power and Gandhi insisting upon protective measures as it would divide the Hindus.

The conference ended with the then British Prime Minister Ramsey McDonald announcing the Communal Award on 17th August 1932. The depressed classes were granted separate seats in the Provincial Assemblies and the right of double vote under which they were to elect their own representatives and to vote also in the general constituencies. This arrangement was to be for 20 years. However, on September 20, 1932, Gandhi undertook a fast unto death in protest.

Poona Pact: The Poona Pact was signed by Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, the principal signatory on behalf of the caste-Hindus and Ambedkar on behalf of the depressed classes on 24 September 1932.

(Forwarded by Paramjit Saroy ) Posted on September 28, 2010

ROW OVER 'UNTOUCHABLE INDIAN DOG'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-11403486

Police in India are investigating claims that a Dalit woman has been ordered to pay compensation to the high-caste owners of a dog she fed. The woman says the village council wants her to pay a fine of 15,000 rupees ($330) for feeding the dog, which the owners have now kicked out. They are reported to have said the dog is "untouchable", but deny being motivated by caste considerations. Although widespread, discrimination against Dalits is an offence in India. Dalits, who make up nearly 20% of the Indian population, say little has changed despite the government enacting various laws banning caste-based discrimination.

'He got very angry' The incident took place in Malikpur village in Morena district in central Madhya Pradesh state. "I made some roti [Indian bread] and took it to my husband who works in a farm. After I had fed him, we had some leftovers which I gave to the dog," the Dalit woman, Sunita Jatav, said. She said the owner of the dog, Amrutlal Kirari, saw her feeding him. "He got very angry and said 'You've fed my dog, it has become an untouchable now'." Mrs Jatav said Mr Kirari left the dog, a black mongrel called Sheru, tied to a pole outside her house. On Monday, the village council met and decided that Sheru had been defiled and hence Mr Kirari should be paid 15,000 rupees as compensation, Mrs Jatav alleged. On Tuesday, she approached the district collector of Morena who ordered an inquiry into the incident.


Senior police officer in the area, Baldev Singh, told the BBC that he was investigating the matter. He said Mr Kirari had alleged that after eating the bread, Sheru fell ill. Mr Kirari said he abandoned the dog at Mrs Jatav's house so she could look after it and nurse it back to health, Mr Singh added. Dalits - formerly untouchables - are considered at the bottom of the Hindu caste system. Any discrimination against them is an offence and punishable by law.

Zee
News
DALIT WOMAN, SON HUMILIATED ON PANCHYAT'S DIKTAT
http://www.zeenews.com/news657369.html

Updated on Friday, September 24, 2010, 21:09

Bulandshahr: On a panchyat's diktat, a dalit woman and her son were allegedly made to sit on a buffalo with their faces blackened and were paraded around a village here for "helping" a woman to elope, police said on Friday. The panchayat of Jaat-dominated Shujapur village in Shikarpur police station, had blamed Chandrawati (50) and her 18-year-old son Devendra after a married woman eloped with a man from the same village, Senior Superintendent of Police Amitabh Yash said.

It ordered the villagers to parade the duo after blackening their face last evening, the SSP said. A 25-year-old married woman, Shama, who was from the Jat community, had eloped sometime back. However, after a few days she came back and told the villagers that Chandrawati had helped her. Following the allegations, the village panchayat summoned Chandarwati and Devendra. The SSP said 23 people have been named in the case and seven of them, including Shama, had been arrested. PTI
(Forwarded by Paramjit Saroy ) Posted on September 27, 2010

CONTROVERSY OF MK GANDHI’S STATUE
AT CALIFORNIA STATE CAPITOL

Arvin Valmuci

Tensions ran high between upper-caste Hindus and Indian minorities at an April 24 planning meeting for installing a life-size statue of Gandhi on the grounds of the CA state capitol building. Approximately 30 Indo-Americans attended the event at the Evergreen Avenue Holiday Inn in West Sacramento. The group was a mixture of mostly Hindus with perhaps five Sikhs and one white American gentleman. Sham Goyal, a plant scientist from UC Davis, ran the meeting. The plan he described involves requesting that the four state senators and eight assembly members who represent the greater Sacramento region sponsor a bill to allow the statue. Although many in the group loudly cheered the idea, one


Sikh gentleman named Bhajan Singh Bhinder offered strong disapproval. During the question and answer time, Bhinder stated: “When I think about Gandhi, I’m reminded only of partition and bloodshed.” He explained that Indian minority leaders like Ambedkar and Mayawati condemn Gandhi for working to keep them in poverty. He even inspired constitutional provisions which force many minorities, like Sikhs and Buddhists, into second-class citizenship.

When Goyal asked whose statue could possibly replace Gandhi, Bhinder suggested Dr. Ambedkar or Bhagat Singh. Goyal taunted: “Who knows Ambedkar?” Bhinder responded: “Nobody knows him because you won’t put up his statue.” Another group leader named Mr. Janak, retorted: “Bhagat Singh was a terrorist!”

Bhinder then read a news article about how Mayawati criticized Gandhi, saying: “Indian society into two categories - the weaker sections and upper castes.” Goyal responded by calling Mayawati a “Harijan,” stating: “If she is not grateful to Gandhi, then India would be better off if she was dead.” He claimed that Gandhi was devoted to making all Indians equal and brought prosperity to the lower casts. Goyal and others leading the meeting then insisted Bhinder keep quiet, but James Featherington, the American gentleman, spoke: “I’ve never heard these things before. In the interest of objectivity, I’d like to hear what Mr. Bhinder has to say.”

Bhinder went on to mention Gandhi’s racist actions while living in South Africa. For instance, he supported racial segregation in Durban, South Africa. The local post office had two doors - one for whites and the other for all other races, including blacks and Indians. Gandhi was offended by having to share a door with blacks, so he successfully demanded a third door be installed for Indian use only. That is why in 2008 the young black South African journalist Sentletse Diakanyo wrote about Gandhi: “To continue to honour and celebrate this man is to insult humanity!”

Mr. Charan Singh Judge President of Gadhar Memorial Foundation advised not to fight over the issue of Gandhi, Bhagat Singh and Dr. Ambedkar.

Posted on August 04, 2010

Editor's mail

Dear Readers

In a planning meeting for installation of a life-size statute of Gandhi on the CA state Capitol building held at Evergreen Avenue Holiday Inn in West Sacramento on April 24, 2010, Dr. Sham Goyal, a plant scientist from UC Davis, while reacting to a comment and subsequently a suggestion made by Mr. Bhajan Singh Bhinder referrering to Dr. B.R. Ambedkar tauntingly said "who knows Ambedkar?" Such a blatant ignorance on the part of a scientist, in fact, speaks not only volumes of apathy towards the Socio-cultural and ideological diversity of the Indian freedom struggle but also its contemporary ground reality. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar is a house-hold name for millions of downtrodden and socially excluded sections of the Indian society who have finally learnt to say a firm no to their upper castes tormentors.

He was the main brain behind the drafting of the constitution of Independent India and an illustrous leader of the poor and a stateman who stood like a rock for his people in a most democratic and peaceful way, the like of which India after him is yet to whitness. He played a critical role in graphically projecting the varied dimensions of the Hindu and colonial Indian society. He was not only fighing for the liberation from the imperial rule but also from centuries-old Brahminical hegemony. An accomplished scholar who studied in the best universities of US and UK, a prolific writer, a great parlimentarian, an ardent lover of liberalism, democracy, peace and universalism, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar deliberaletly chose the path of a conscientious mass activist who in the last days of his struggle-filled life embraced Buddhism for annihilating the demonic system of birth-based graded social stratification in India.

Dr. Ronki Ram
Chair : Dept. of Political Science, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

Posted on July 05, 2010

Dear Mr. Chumber,

I was very glad to see the news item above. Thank you very much for bringing it to light. Do you know of any other news report (local or international) that published it? I guess not. If my hunch is right, I guess no one would have heard of it if you had not written about it. I guess. You did great! Keep the Ambedkarite flag flying out there on the West-coast! I took a look at your website. It is great. I would like to go through most of it.
Best regards,

Satinath Choudhary
Posted on July 05, 2010

EDITOR's RESPONSE

Thank you very much for your feedback. We are trying to report to our readers everything objectively. The matter has been taken up recently and there are few brief reports in Amritsar Times (Punjabi) including a report in Ambedkar Times in Punjabi News Paper & www.ambedkartimes.org . Dr. Amrik Singh who has been regular contributor to www.ambedkartimes.com , www.ambedkartimes.org and Ambedkar Times (News Paper in English & Punjabi), also writes for the largest Internet news magazine. You may read about his article on Gandhi's statue controversy at the following link.
http://www.examiner.com/x-59137-Sacramento-Peace-and-Freedom-Party-Examiner
Warm regards,
Prem Chumber
Posted on July 05, 2010

Dear Editor,

Thanks for posting and sharing the subject news pertaining to install a Gandhi's statue on the grounds of the California Capitol building by few so called upper caste Hindus. I strongly condemn the inappropriate remark by Mr. Goyal, a plant scientist of UC Davis California, about Dr. Ambedkar and Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh. It is a matter of shame on him, being an educated Indian, for not acquainting himself and making others aware in his immediate intellectual environment about these great sons of India. The whole world knows that Dr. Ambedkar was a champion of Human Rights who dedicated his entire life for disadvantaged and downtrodden Indians, including people from Mr. Goyal's clan. Not like Gandhi and Nehru, being puppets of British empire, to maintain their own hierarchy and family dynasty even after the independence of India.

Mr. Goyal's racial and taunting remark confirmed my belief and proved Dr. Ambedkar right that a Hindu carries his or her caste everywhere they travel and cannot live without revival of Caste-ism for their own survival. His indecent remarks also reflects on the ideology he possess, kind of educational background and association with age-old doctrine of Indian Caste System as well. An educated man without humility and respect for others is worse than a beast, as Ambedkar had said. His racial remarks and lack of respect for Mayawati are equally obnoxious and sounds no good on the part of an educated scholar. Can Mr. Goyal narrate his reaction if similar racial and taunting remarks are made against him or his caste and clan by a Dalit or any other person? He can predict very well the outcomes of such inappropriate remarks.

Thank you.
Rakesh Chander
Vice-President
Sri Guru Ravidass Sabha Sacramento (California)

Posted on August 08, 2010

Dear brother,

Thanks about highlighting the news about Gandhi’s statue. It is the duty of all American Dalits to bring in notice the contribution of Dr. Ambedkar to the American people especially the authorities who are responsible for installing statues. It is time to expose Gandhi’s racist misdeeds and break the myth that Gandhi worked for untouchables. Please give memorandum to the various departments to install Ambedkar’s statue.

Regards,
Arun Kumar (UK)
Posted on August 09, 2010

 

“I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.” Lord Buddha
INDIAN BUDDHIST SOCIETY TORONTO, CANADA

Raj Kumar Oshoraj Vice President , Indian Buddhist Society Toronto, Canada
Memorandum Presented to the Government of Austria
(Via the Consul General of India, Vancouver)

Re: Assassination of Sant Rama Nand Ji and Attempted Assassination of Sant Niranjan Dass Ji on
May 24, 2009 in Vienna, Austria.

The news of the assassination of Sant Rama Nand Ji and the attempted assassination of Sant Niranjan Dass on May 24 in Vienna, Austria, has left a shock wave among peace keepers globally. The attack on these preachers not only raises questions about the safety and security of all citizens but also is seen as an attack on the democracy – the principle values of liberty, fraternity, and brotherhood.

Sant Rama Nand Ji, renowned and respected preacher represented India’s more than ¼ of the population and he has a significant following outside of India. Sant Rama Nand Ji left a legacy in Canada and his messages of peace, universal brotherhood, and right to self-respect will be cherished by the present and the future generations.

Sant Rama Nand Ji believed strongly in self determination and he taught during his visits to Canada that we all have the right to worship the supreme power. Because of their wisdom, we regard Sant Rama Nand Ji and Sant Niranjan Dass Ji as our respected elders and we take pride in bowing before them and other respected elders or masters who teach the importance of peace and universal brotherhood. For the civilization to grow it is important that the fundamental principles of equality, liberty, fraternity be preserved; and, any differences in opinions be resolved through meaningful dialogues and discussions- not by violence.

From all reported news, it appears that both the Government of India and the Government of Austria have cooperated to the investigation in Austria. We appreciate this effort and encourage both governments to continue to collaborate so the offenders are tried in the courts of law and justice is granted in a timely manner.

Furthermore, we the undersigned representatives of Canadian organizations, further request the Government of Austria to:

  • Conduct the investigation in a timely manner and ensure the offenders are duly arrested, tried, and if possible, extradited to India;
  • Provide security and protection to Ravidassia organizations in Vienna so that there are no further incidents of such heinous violence or attacks on the humanity.
  • Denounce practice or promotion of violence on grounds of religious beliefs.
  • Take any other measures that preserve and promote peace among all.

Submitted respectfully to the Consul General of India (Vancouver) on the _____day of July 2009.

_________________________ _______________________________

Surinder Ranga, President Dr. Varinder Dabri, General Secretary
Chetna Association of Canada Shri Guru Ravidass Sabha ( Vancouver)
_________________________________
Varinder Bangar, Convenor, Shri 108 Sant Sarwan Dass Charitable Trust ( Western Canada)

July 10, 2009

Some video links of Sant Rama Nand ji http://www.youtube.com Collection by C. L. Chumber WE WILL NOT LET SANT RAMA NAND JI DIE IN OUR MEMORIES C.L.CHUMBER@GMAIL.COM

Akashdeep Jhamat son of Mr. Dharampaul Jhamat ( A community social leader). Akashdeep graduated from Brookvale Elementary School on 6/17/09 and was one of the recipients out of two other students of the Brookvale Principal Award.  He was nominated for this award out of a board jury of seven other teachers. Akash and another student were given this award due to there academic abilities and educational knowledge. Akash was voted out from about 600 other students at his elementary school. Akash has received many acknowledgements from his teachers from sixth grade who have been astounded by his abilities. They have wished him the best for his future in junior high and classes of higher academic education. Thank you for taking the time to view this message.

Ambedkartimes.com congratulates Akashdeep Jhamat and his family for his brilliant achievement. We wish him the best of luck for his future.

Posted on June 18, 2009

Sant Rama Nand's
cremation a peaceful affair
Sant’s cremation a peaceful affair
Sant Rama Nand`s funeral with state honours ( Jag Bani , Jalandhar , 5th June in Punjabi )
Sant Rama Nand`s cremation with state honours (Punjab Keasri, Jalandhar, 5th June in Hindi)
Sant Rama Nand`s cremation with state honours ( Ajit , Jalandhar , 5th June in Punjabi )
Sant Rama Nand`s cremation under tight security (Aj Di Awaaz, Jalandhar,5th June in Punjabi)
Dera Sach Khand Ballan`s land flooded with tears ( Amar Ujala , jalandhar , 5th June in Hindi)
Sant Rama Nand cremated peacefully ( Dainik Jagran , Jalandhar , 5th June in Hindi)

http://in.jagran.yahoo.com/news/local/punjab/4_2_5522130.html

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CREMATION
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Sant Ramanand cremation Dera Sachkhand Ballan 4th June 2009
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdMJkKuIKRU
Cremation (Brahmleen Shri 108 Sant Ramanand Ji)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHz2tbF9N-s
Cremation of Brahmleen Shri 108 Sant Rama Nand Ji
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqroRRTjQV8
Sant Ramanand's body arrives in Jalandhar
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Body of Slain Dera leader lands in New Delhi
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Sant Rama Nand cremated, situation remains peaceful
http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/001200906050308.htm
Sant Rama Nand cremated
http://www.hindu.com/2009/06/05/stories/2009060554502000.htm
Sant Rama Nand cremated
http://www.samaylive.com/news/sant-rama-nand-cremated-
situation-remains-peaceful/632225.html
Sant Rama Nand cremated, situation remains peaceful
http://in.news.yahoo.com/20/20090604/1416/tnl-
sant-rama-nand-cremated-situation-re.html
Sant Ramanand cremated amid tight security arrangements
http://news4u.co.in/?p=24912
Dera Guru Sant Ramanand Cremated In Punjab
http://www.indiatvnews.com/main/newsdetails.php?id=1357&pg=index
Sant Rama Nand cremated, situation remains peaceful
http://www.in.com/news/readnews-current-affairs-sant-rama-nand-
cremated-situation-remains-peaceful-9487205-81400-1.html
Mortal remains of Sant Rama Nand reaches Punjab
http://www.punjabnewsline.com/content/view/17047/38/
Guru Sant Rama Nand to be cremated today
http://www.duniyalive.com/?p=32443
Dera Sach Khand leader cremated near Jalandhar
http://www.breakingnewsonline.net/2009/06/dera-sachh-khand-leader-
sant-rama-nand.html
Guru Sant Rama Nand to be cremated today
http://news.webindia123.com/news/Articles/India/20090604/1267351.html
Sant Ramanand's body arrives in Jalandhar, security up
http://www.merinews.com/catFull.jsp?articleID=15771815
Lakhs attend state funeral for Sant Ramanand
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/Body-of-Dera-leader-flown-home-cremation-
today/articleshow/4615567.cms
Dera leader Sant Ramanand to be cremated today
http://newsx.com/story/54473
Sant Rama Nand cremated, situation remains peaceful (2)
http://www.moneycontrol.com/india/messageboardblog/message_thread/2354880
India - Sant Rama Nand Funeral ( 10 photographs )
http://www.demotix.com/news/india-sant-rama-nand-funeralFarewell to the leader
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http://24dunia.com/english/search/Jalandhar-Vienna.html
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DERA SACHKHAND BALLAN:REPOSITORY OF DALIT CONSCIOUSNESS
PROF RONKI RAM SUNDAY, MAY 31, 2009, 1:00 [IST] Courtesy:

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/5450/dera-sachkhand-ballan-repository-dalit.html#top

Dalits & ‘emancipatory’ Sikhism Rajesh Deol Sunday, May 31, 2009, 1:00 [IST]
Mushrooming Deras in Punjab is symptomatic of religious assertion from the margins

Courtesy: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/5454/

WE WILL NOT LET SANT RAMA NAND JI DIE IN OUR MEMORIES

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(1) nshi Ram Ji, Sant Naranjan Dass Ji, head , Dera SachKhand, Ballan (Jalandhar) and Sant Rama Nand Ji of  Dera Ballan , Sant Surinder Kumar Bawa, C.L. Chumber, F.C. Mall, Hargopal Singh Ex M.L.A , Satish Bharti seen in picture at Dera Ballan in 2000 AD. (2) Shaheed Sant Rama Nand (religious leader) and Shaheed-E-Azam Saheb Kanshi Ram (political leader) who both were victims of the status quo forces. Mr. Summan also seen (3) Saheb Kanshi Ram Ji watching the religious literature presented by Sant Rama Nand Ji (4) Saheb Kanshi Ram Ji and Sant Surinder Kumar (Kathaar) at Sant Sarwan Dass Charitable Hospital, Kathaar (Jalandhar).
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ATTACK ON SANT RAMA NAND CONDEMNED FEDERATION OF AMBEDKARITE & BUDDHIST ORGANISATIONS - UK

Dead body photo of
Sant Rama Nand Ji

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web link by C. L. Chumber

& photo forwaeded by DCK & Tej Pal Mugowalia

Dated June 03, 2009

SANT RAMA NAND JI WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED

The stunning news of an unprovoked and armed assault on the lives of 108 Sant Niranjan Dass Ji, head of Dera Sachkhand Ballan, and his second in command, Sant Rama Nand Ji, sent waves of shock, distress and resentment among millions of followers of Shri Guru Ravidass Ji and Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji all over the world. The assault occurred while they were attending religious services on Sunday, May 24 th 2009 at Shri Guru Ravidass Gurudwara in Vienna, Austria and resulted in the death of 57 year old Sant Ramanand Ji, seriously wounded 68 year old Sant Niranjan Dass Ji and many other members of the congregation.

At a special prayer meeting held May 25, 2009 in Sacramento, the representatives of the following California Sabhas unanimously resolved to strongly condemn this gruesome crime and murderous attack on the lives of these globally known spiritual leaders. They dedicated their entire life for spreading the noble teachings of our Gurus as enshrined in the holy pages of Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.

1. Shri Guru Ravidass Sabha Pittsburg. 2. Shri Guru Ravidass Sabha Sacramento. 3. Shri Guru Ravidass Sabha Bay Area 4. Shri Guru Ravidass Sabha Fresno. 5 Shri Guru Ravidass Sabha Yuba City. 6. Shri Guru Ravidass Sabha Selma.

Very generous commitments for financial help were also made on behalf of the above organizations to provide every possible help and relief to the families of the wounded members of the temple in Vienna.

Other organizations associated with the Dalit community in the USA also condemn this extreme act of violence.

1. International Organization Dr. Ambedkar, USA, 2. Bhagwan Balmik Sabha, Yuba City., 3. International Bahujan Samaj Party California, 4 Ambedkar Times, & 5 . International BAMCEF, California .

This despicable and dastardly act on the part of these perpetrators, under the guise of baptized Sikhs, cannot be an isolated act of a small group but a result of a planned and deeply rooted conspiracy of Sikh extremists. The crime they committed making very prominent spiritual leaders and innocent lives the target of their hatred and fanaticism go against the very basic philosophy and vision of Guru Granth Sahib and all norms of a civilized society.

We forcefully and vehemently resolve, urge and demand that the perpetrators be prosecuted and brought to justice to the fullest extent of the law. We also urge that a high powered commission of enquiry be appointed by the Government of India, in cooperation with appropriate authorities in Austria, to find the terrorist sources responsible for the planning and execution of this brutal and savage act at the Gurudwara in Vienna, Austria. We also seek help and all possible protections from the US Government for the safety of all temples run under the name of Shri Guru Ravidass Ji to avoid any similar occurrences in the future.

The death of Sant Rama Nand Ji, who was a revered house-hold name all over the world, is a terrible blow and an irreplaceable loss to the entire community. History will remember him with respect and dignity as a martyr for his sustained and selfless efforts as a religious leader who sacrificed his life for the noble cause of disseminating the teachings of Guru Granth Sahib Ji all over the world. The dedicated services rendered by Dera Sachkhand Ballan with the pivotal role played by Sant Ramanand Ji in the construction, establishment and running of a magnificent shrine at the birth place of Guru Ravidass Ji at Kashi ( Varanasi) can never be forgotten. He will be deeply missed for his contributions to society.

We offer our heartfelt condolences to the worship center at Dera Sachkhand Ballan and the millions of followers of Sahib Shri Guru Ravidass Ji all over the world for this irreparable loss to the entire community. We pray to Almighty God for peace and tranquility of the departed soul. We also wish and pray for full recovery and good health of Sant Niranjan Dass Ji and otherinnocent members of the community wounded in this brutal act.

Sincerely,

Shri Guru Ravidass Sabha- Pittsburg, Shri Guru Ravidass Sabha - Sacramento, Shri Guru Ravidass Sabha-Bay Area, Shri Guru Ravidass Sabha - Fresno, Shri Guru Ravidass Sabha - Yuba City, Shri Guru Ravidass Sabha - Selma

Posted on June 02, 2009
ATTACK ON SANT RAMA NAND JI CONDEMNED

FEDERATION OF AMBEDKARITE & BUDDHIST ORGANISATIONS - UK

12, Featherstone Road , Southall, Middlesex , UB2 5AA ,

Tel: 020 8571 5131 Mob: 07956 918053

Email: fabo@ambedkar.org.uk

Press Release

Southall- The followers of Bharat Ratana Dr. Baba Sahib Ambedkar, Bhagwan Valmik Ji, Sri Guru Ravidass Ji, Buddhist organisations of UK and supporters of British Wing of Bahujan Samaj Party, met at Southall Dr. Ambedkar Centre, on Sunday, 31 May 2009 .  The meeting started with two minutes salience as a matter of respect to late Sant Rama Nand Ji. Chief guest Mrs. Kamlesh Ahir of Vancouver , Canada expressed her grief on the murder of Sant Rama Nand Ji and grievously wounding of Sant Niranjan Dass and others. She said that the attack is not just on saints of one Dera but it is a challenge to the whole Dalit movement which is struggling to live the life with dignity. The saints of Dera Sach Khand have provided a glimpse of hope and identity to the community in Punjab which has become an eye sore to the so called upper caste. She stated in clear terms that time has come to replace Sri Guru Granth Saheb with other book, picture or even an idol of Sri Guru Ravidass Ji in the Guru Ravidass Temples where they are able to make their own code of conduct (Maryada). She asked the people how long we will continue to imitate and preach Sikhism on our own expenses and live under the shadow of Sikhism? If we are not careful now, we will have similar attacks.

Mr. Raj Kumar from Toronto , Canada stressed that in free and democratic society, everyone has right to adapt and practice the religion of one’s choice. The attack on these saints who are an embodiment of love and peace is an attack on democracy and violation of basic human rights. Mr. Amar Daroch from Bedford suggested that all Dalits must observe 24 th May as Martyrdom Day as a mark of respect not only to Sri 108 Sant Rama Nand Ji of Dera Sach Khand, Ballan but also the martyrs in the Dalit struggle. Mr. Satpal Muman from Caste Watch UK requested people to write to their MPs to include caste into the Single Equality Bill which is being discussed in the parliament.

Mr. Deesh Gera, Gurpreet Bansi, M.S.Bahal, Gurpal Gill, Sinna mani, former Mayor, gautam Chakravarti, Gurdial Banger and others also expressed their views.

In the meeting, the following resolution was passed.

We wholeheartedly condemn the murder of Sri 108 Sant Rama Nand Ji, critically injuring Sri 108 Sant Niranjan Dass Ji and other followers of Dera Sach Khand, Ballan (Jalandhar) on 24 May 2009 at Vienna in Austria ( Europe ). This cowardly terrorist attack on innocent people in a religious place was unprovoked and without any warning.  It was a direct attack on democracy and peoples’ inalienable right to worship.

This incident of terror attack in a foreign land erupted in frayed emotions all over the world and particularly in Panjab which culminated in widespread anguish and resentment in the minds of the followers of Dera Sach Khand, Ballan, resulting in extensive destruction of property and loss of life.  We urge the Panjab and Central Governments to release all those arrested unconditionally, compensate suitably those who suffered loss of life and property and provide free medical aid to the injured.

Arun Kumar Arun.kumar@ntlworld.com Tel 01234 312076

Posted on June 02, 2009

TRIBUTE TO SANT RAMA NAND JI & APPEAL FOR PEACE


Sant Niranjan Dass Ji (Left) & Sant Rama Nand has passed away (Right)
Pictures by Prem Kumar Chumber (Ambedkartimes.com) when both Saints were on their visit to California

Prem Kumar Chumber
Editor: Ambedkartimes.com

www.ambedkartimes.com is deeply shocked to hear that the great preacher, Sant Rama Nand Ji of Dera Sant Sarwan Dass SachKhand Ballan (Jalandhar, Punjab , India ) is no more. Sant Niranjan Dass Ji (Head of the Dera Sant Sarwan Dass SachKhand Ballan, Jalandhar, Punjab, India) and Sant Rama Nand Ji (Assistant of Sant Niranjan Dass Ji) were attacked with knives and guns by some disgruntled elements at Shri Guru Ravidass Temple in Vienna ( Austria ) on May 24th, 2009 where Sant Rama Nand Ji succumed to his injuries in the hospital in Vienna and Sant Naranjan Dass Ji is now recuperating finely over there (see photographs taken in the hospital showing him in better conditions).

The Ambedkartimes strongly condemn this dastardly act and appeals to the followers of the Dera Sachkand Ballan and to public in general in Punjab in other regions of India as well as  abroad to maintain peace, harmony and goodwill. This is in the true spirit of the celestial bani of Shri Guru Ravidass Ji Maharaj.

The Ambedkartimes pays tribute to Sant Rama Nand Ji and prays for Sant Niranjan Dass Ji’s speedy recovery.

More news about the head of the Dera Sant Sarwan Dass SachKhand Ballan, Jalandhar, Punjab , India , Sant Niranjan Dass Ji are coming soon, please stay in touch.

We couldn’t update the website on May 23, 2009 to May 25, 2009 due to some technical problems. We appreciate your patience and please stay in touch.

Posted on May 26, 2009

(Some of the rare photographs of Sant Niranjan Dass Ji Maharaj showing him in a better conditions in the hospital where he is recuperating fast from the injuries in a recent attack in Vienna ( Austria ). Photos sent by Sonu Kazla (Posted on May 26, 2009)

INSTITUTE FOR CONFLICT AND PEACE STUDIES (IFCAPS)
P.O. BOX 83 , Northbrook , IL , 60065-0083 Website: www.ifcaps.org . Email: info@ifcaps.org

Dr. Swaranjeet Singh Executive Director
IFCAPS, USA Released By: Prof. Kulwant Singh Hundal, Executive Secretary, IFCAPS        

An Appeal for Unity and Harmony

The tragic incident of Vienna on 5-24-09 shook and shocked the entire Sikh world. Death and large scale destruction followed in the Punjab, the holy land of the Gurus .Institute for Conflict and Peace studies appeals to the Sikh world and followers of Dera Sach Khand to work together and solve the tangled web of strained relations We also humbly urge all Sikh organizations and traditions to strive with utmost seriousness to maintain peace and harmony and find ways and means to restore peace, goodwill and harmony, with patience, equanimity, tolerance and above all with courage and fortitude.

            No justification can be found in the annals of the Sikh history or traditions in general and the glorious Khalsa traditions in particular for such an act of hatred and intolerance. Not only has this tragedy widened the gulf between the mainstream Sikhs and the Rangretas but also has added to the problems of the Sikh organizations that are fighting an international battle for the distinct Sikh identity and their right to wear turbans and Kirpans. Sikh history is replete with glorious deeds performed and Chardikala displayed in the battlefields by the Rangretas. They alone have been bestowed with the honorable title of –Rangreta guru ka beta.

                Philosophical differences are natural, but to try to impose solutions by use of force without having exhausted all other peaceful means has neither moral nor ethical justification in the glorious traditions of Sikhism.  It has been an age old tradition of Sikhism to solve differences through mutual discussion and dialogue; respect and tolerance. Guru Nanak’s dialogue with the yogis is a testimony to the fact that Sikhism starts with dialogue and discussion and in the end finds the right solution through mutual discussion and respect. A true Sikh always tries to win hearts and minds of the opponents through love and goodwill. As per Sikh traditions all such differences can be resolved under the supreme spiritual authority of Siri Akal Takhat Sahib only. No one organization or a tradition has an authority or a mandate to impose resolutions upon others through violence or vicious misuse of power.

                We humbly but passionately urge all Sikh traditions and organizations to maintain peace and harmony and do their utmost to find ways and means to extricate ourselves from the deadly clutches of hatred and intolerance and also urge an inquiry to find out the cause and the culprits responsible for the tragedy and consequent loss of innocent lives and property. If we do not act now it might be too late and death and destruction that has taken place may return with a vengeance. 

Posted on June 03, 2009   

American Sikh Leaders Condemn Violence in Vienna

Sikh leaders and Diaspora across world have condemned the violence in Vienna and in Punjab .

Talking from San Francisco , Dr. Pritpal Singh, the convener of the American Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee (AGPC), said: “Violence has never been a solution of any problem. If there are any differences, they should be solved through dialogue.” He said Sikhs were having strong relationship with the “Dalit Samaj” and this brotherhood should continue. He appealed to the Government of Punjab to take appropriate measures to restore peace in the state.


After 9/11 in US, Sikhs living in US and other parts of the world were mistakenly identified with Arabs due to similarity in appearance. Sikhs leaders opine that such acts of violence give a jolt to the peaceful Sikh community worldwide.
Ranjit Singh Masuta, a Sikh leader in Switzerland, said the Government of Punjab should strongly take action against those who have disrupted public life over the last few days.
“We already have been victimizing for mistaken identity of the Sikhs. Such incidents could further damaged the image of the Sikhs living outside India ,” a worried Masuta said.  Rajwant Singh, the Chairman of the Sikh Council on Religion and Education (SCORE), in Washington DC , said: “We condemn the violence which took place in Vienna , Austria . He said it need to be categorically condemned by all Sikhs without going into the merits of the issue. No issue requires taking law into your own hand no matter what the provocation is. We are saddened by this terrible tragedy. We appeal everyone to maintain peace and calm at all cost.”armjit Singh Sarna, the President of the Delhi Sikh Management Committee (DSGMC), said there are many other ways to tackle the problems besides violence.

He said that those who follow Sikhism should also know the Sikh code of conduct as evolved by the Akal Takht Sahib, the high temporal seat of the Sikhs. He appeals to the people of Punjab to maintain the peace that has comes after long time.
Alleging that the Government of Punjab has failed to restore peace in Punjab , he said a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inquiry should be conducted against the Punjab Government..xpressing concern over the present Sikh issue, Ragubir Singh, a Sikh leader from France said that such incidents undoubtedly cause a major setback to Sikh interests at the international level.

He said that we already have been working hard day and night to convey the European Government about the peace loving Sikh community. He said that we must keep larger interest of the community when we confront with various differences within the community.t is pertinent to mention that in France and in other European countries Sikhs have been facing problem like wearing Turban and their other religious symbols.
Meanwhile, the Jathedar Akal Takht, Gyani Gurbachan Singh, has expressed sympathy and solidarity with the victims of Vienna incident and urged their followers in Punjab to maintain peace and tranquility.

Posted on June 03, 2009   

(1) Saheb Kanshi Ram Ji, Sant Naranjan Dass Ji, head , Dera SachKhand, Ballan (Jalandhar) and Sant Rama Nand Ji of  Dera Ballan , Sant Surinder Kumar Bawa, C.L. Chumber, F.C. Mall, Hargopal Singh Ex M.L.A , Satish Bharti seen in picture at Dera Ballan in 2000 AD. (2) Shaheed Sant Rama Nand (religious leader) and Shaheed-E-Azam Saheb Kanshi Ram (political leader) who both were victims of the status quo forces. Mr. Summan also seen (3) Saheb Kanshi Ram Ji watching the religious literature presented by Sant Rama Nand Ji (4) Saheb Kanshi Ram Ji and Sant Surinder Kumar(Kathaar) at Sant Sarwan Dass Charitable Hospital, Kathaar (Jalandhar).

Posted on May 31, 2009

In the pictures, the members of Shri Guru Ravidass Sabha of New York and sangat are paying tribute to Sant Rama Nand Ji
and pray for Sant Niranjan Dass Ji’s recovery in health at Shri Guru Ravidass Temple, New York (USA)

Posted on May 28, 2009

Like Dalits, women should form own party

http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/jugglebandhi/entry/
like-dalits-women-should-form

Democracy? No, it's actually family rule

http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/
randomaccess/entry/democracy-no-it-s-actually

Punjab MPs: ensure those guilty in Austria murder are punished

http://www.hindu.com/2009/06/02/stories/2009060255171800.htm

SC: Bride burners must get death
http://www.tribuneindia.com/2009/20090602/main3.htm

Prices of essential commodities jump

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2009/20090602/punjab.htm

Mrs. Meira Kumar d/o Babu Jagjivan Ram first lady speaker of the Indian Lok Sabha

Courtesy: http://www.bbc.co.uk/hindi/

VIENNA
(Arranged by C. L. Chumber)

Over 15,000 passengers stranded in Jammu; Punjab simmers

More than 15,000 passengers are stranded at Jammu railway station due to disruption in rail services in
the wake of violent protests in some parts of Punjab over the attack on a sect leader in Vienna. Punjab
was today by and large peaceful barring Muktsar district where protestors clashed with police even
as violence spread to some areas of neighbouring Haryana.

Punjab burns over Vienna | The Sikh sects

The Austria Police released
the identity of Vienna culprits (Punjabi)

COURTESY:
http://newspaper.ajitjalandhar.com/

Sikh Guru Sant Rama Nand killed in Vienna, Punjab on Boil 
http://www.uwidonews.com/News/Sikh-Guru-Sant-Rama-Nand-killed-
in-Vienna-Punjab-on-Boil/related_links

http://www.google.co.in/search?q=RAMA+NAND+KILLE+IN+
VIENNA+AUSTRIA&hl=en&start=10&sa=N

Body of sect leader killed in Vienna to be flown to India

http://blog.taragana.com/n/body-of-sect-leader-killed-
in-vienna-to-be-flown-to-india-65888/

Vienna clashes spark India riots
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/europe/2009/05/20095259395645663.html

Riots after Sikh guru Sant Rama Nand shot dead in Vienna

http://www.sahilonline.org/english/news.php?catID=nationalnews&nid=5474

Sant Rama Nand (many links incl video more inside)

http://www.silobreaker.com/sant-rama-nand-11_70887554

Austria: brawl in Sikh temple leaves preacher dead

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090525/ap_on_re_eu/eu_austria_temple_shooting

Austria says it will prevent recurrence of Vienna incidents

http://www.newkerala.com/nkfullnews-1-44815.html

Dialogue on Sant Ballan wale

http://www.breakingnewsonline.net/2009/05/sikh-guru-killed-in-vienna-curfew-in.html

India to bring culprits of Vienna violence to justice: Krishna

http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/india-news/india

-to-bring-culprits-of-vienna-violence-to-justice-krishna_100196734.html

Sant Rama Nand

http://blog.taragana.com/n/body-of-sect-leader-killed-in-vienna-to-be-flown-to-india-65888/

Riots after Sikh guru Sant Rama Nand shot dead in Vienna
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article6359288.ece

Posted on May 28, 2009

Vienna Gurudwara clash: Scores injured in Jalandhar

http://punjabkesari.in/epapermain.aspx?queryed=
13&subedcode=4&eddate=5/27/2009

DU says no to admission of OBC students centrally courtesy:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/No-admission-of-OBCs-centrally-DU/articleshow/4592445.cms

Punjab CM, Dy CM condemn attack on religious sect in Vienna

http://www.zeenews.com/news534229.html
  All Party meet condemns violence
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/All-party-meet-
condemns-Vienna-killing/articleshow/4582210.cms
 Punjab burns over Vieana -All Related Videos (Arranged by C. L. Chumber)

May 24, 2009 Press Release For Immediate Release Subject: 
Shri Guru Ravidass Sabha (Vancouver) plans a candle light vigil for Monday, May 25 at 7 PM

Burnaby :  The tragic news of assassination of an Indian preacher visiting Vienna has shocked the Indo-Canadian communities of Canada .

The preacher, Sant Rama Nand Ji of Dera Sach Khand Ballan near Jalandhar, Punjab , India , was invited along with Sant Niranjan Dass Ji to grace the celebration of Shri Guru Ravidass Ji, a mystic saint of the 14 th century India who fought for equality, liberty and justice – the same principles propagated by these preachers.  While Sant Rama Nand Ji did not survive the shooting, Sant Niranjan Dass Ji is in critical condition.

“The shooting on preachers is an act of terrorism and is an attack on democracy and on people’s right to worship and pay respect to their elders”, said Michael Ghirra, president of Shri Guru Ravidass Sabha ( Vancouver ).  “We denounce this act wholeheartedly”, continued Ghirra.

The sentiments were echoed by Surinder Ranga, president of Chetna Association of Canada.

“Violence never gives healthy solution”, said Ranga.

Members of Shri Guru Ravidass Sabha hold high regards for these saints and have invited them to the opening ceremony of the Burnaby ’s community centre in 2000 as well as to the community parades held last year and earlier this year.

“The saints have been a great inspiration to us and to our community”, said Virinder Bangar of Delta.  Bangar is convener of a trust affiliated to these preachers. 

“We are also thankful to these for not only giving us the spiritual guidance and teaching us the value of self-respect, but also for opening schools and hospitals for the poor in India”, continued Bangar.

To pay homage to Sant Rama Nand Ji and to pay prayers for the recovery of Sant Niranjan Dass Ji, the Shri Guru Ravidass Sabha ( Vancouver ) has planned for vigil at Shri Guru Ravidass Community Centre, 7271 Gilley Avenue in Burnaby . The vigil will be on Monday, May 25 at 8:30 PM .

For information, call Micheal Ghirra at 64-715-7039 or Virinder Bangar at 604-999-2300.

Punjab CM, Dy CM condemn attack on religious sect in Vienna
http://www.zeenews.com/news534229.html
INDIA ’S GENERAL ELECTION : 1957 TO 2004 ( COURTESY: TIMES OF INDIA ) Arranged by C. L. Chumber
**INDIA ’S GENERAL ELECTION : 1957 TO 2004 ( COURTESY: TIMES OF INDIA ) Arranged by C. L. Chumber *General Election : 1957, http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshowpics/4280769.cms, General Election: 1962, COURTESY : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshowpics/4280613.cms, General Election: 1977, http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshowpics/4280550.cms, General Election: 1980, http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshowpics/4280499.cms, General Election: 1984 http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshowpics/4280471.cms General Election: 1989 http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshowpics/4280419.cms General Election: 1991http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshowpics/4280327.cms General Election: 1998 http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshowpics/4280315.cms General Election: 2004 http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshowpics/4280261.cms***Arranged by C. L. Chumber*
Manmohan Singh appointed PM, swearing in on May 22
COUTESY:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Manmohan-Singh-appointed-Prime-Minister/articleshow/4554843.cms
LATEST NEWS BSP, PUNJAB  DISMISSED ITS LUDHAIANA , FEROZE PUR ,FARIDKOT ( R ) LOK SABHA CANDIDATES WHO BLAMED EARLIER THAT PARTY LEADERSHIP IS CORRUPT !, ***NOORMAHAL ( PUNJAB ) ASSEMBLY BYELECTION ON 28TH MAY. BSP NOT IN FIELD,*** SOM NATH CHATTERJEE FORMER SPEAKER LOK SABHA ADMITTED IN HOSPITAL. * GADHRITE BABA BHAGAT SINGH BILGA (102) IS SERIOUSLY ILL AND AMITTED IN A HOSPITAL IN BIRMINGHAM ( U.K. ) .
**11 Indians climb Mt Everest in one day COURTESY: http://www.hindustantimes.com/StoryPage/StoryPage.aspx?sectionName=NLetter&id=234585a1-974f-47d0-934c 64c56d44648d&Headline=11+Indians+climb+Mt+Everest+in+one+day + Krishna Patil becomes first Maharashtrian woman on Everest COURTESY: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/Pune-woman-scales-Everest/articleshow/4559370.cms +DMK to give outside support to UPA - Related Videos COURTESY: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/DMK-to-give-outside-support-to-UPA/videoshow/4561457.cms * Trinamool demands president's rule in West Bengal * India pays homage to Rajiv Gandhi + Pak probing Indian hand in Balochistan: Spokesman COURTESY: http://www.hindustantimes.com/Homepage/Homepage.aspx. Sent by C. L. Chumber******Arranged by C. L. Chumber*

Indian Buddhist Society Toronto , Canada
Invitation to Attend a Joint Celebration of the two greatest sons of India
in: House of Commons, Ottawa , Canada Date: May 23, 2009 (Saturday) Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Educate (Buddham) Agitate (Dhammam) Organise (Sangham)- Dr. Ambedkar

***With the blessings of Lord Buddha, we are inviting you to attend the 2553 rd Maha Parinirvana Celebrations (Birth, Enlightenment and Passing Away) of Lord Buddha. Lord Buddha spread the message of non-violence and peace for the modern world decades ago. We, the members of the Indian Buddhist Society Toronto, Canada are making our humble attempt to spread the Lord Buddha’s same message in today’s nuclear world. Also celebrating the 118 th Birth Anniversary of the greatest revivalist of Buddhism in modern India who embraced Buddhism with his half million followers in 1956. Dr. Ambedkar was also a human rights champion, a great social thinker and the architecture of the constitution of the largest democratic country of the world: India. We will highly appreciate your presence at the celebrations. Please contact us as soon as possible to confirm your presence, to make the necessary arrangements. Parkash Rahul 416.278.8456, Mohan Verdi -416.895.9454, Hardev Banger - 416.431.7323, Raj Kumar - 416.219.4196 www.indianbuddhistsocietytoronto.org email: oshoraj@canada.com***


www.ambedkartimes.com congratulates Mr. Jasvir Singh (Banger) (Olympic Participant in 2008)
had recently won all rounds of Senior Canadian Weightlifting Championship on
May 16th & 17 th, 2009 in Kelowna, B.C. (Canada)

Posted on May 20, 2009

Read “Obama Today” Blog :

http://blogs.america.gov/obama/?gclid=CJGD-NXdypoCFQUwpAod1B0U3Q

St. Stephen’s College ,New Delhi forms from May 25 http://www.hindu.com/2009/05/20/stories/2009052057070400.htm

Educational Empowerment to the Deprived in Tamil Nadu

COURTESY: http://www.hindu.com/2009/05/20/stories/2009052054370500.htm

Advancing individuals with tool called education in Tamil Nadu.
COURTESY:
http://www.hindu.com/2009/05/20/stories/2009052054350500.htm

COURSES IN ANIMATION IN INDIA AND ABROAD Courtesy: http://animation.shiksha.com/getCategoryPage/colleges/animation/India/All/All/google-1
Third Front lacked credibility: CPI (M)  ,
Mandate comes with onerous responsibilities, says Sonia  ,
  Agni-II test-fired  , YSR’s second term as Chief Minister (Andhra Pardesh) abegins today  ,
Khanduri to quit as Uttarakhand Chief Minister ,
Rs. 500-crore aid package likely for Sri Lankan Tamils
COURTSEY: http://www.thehindu.com/

How they voted ( Punjab , U.P., Raj.,Tamilnadu )
http://www.hindu.com/2009/05/20/stories/2009052077771001.htm

 

General Election : 1957, http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshowpics/4280769.cms, General Election: 1962, COURTESY : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshowpics/4280613.cms, General Election: 1977, http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshowpics/4280550.cms, General Election: 1980, http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshowpics/4280499.cms, General Election: 1984 http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshowpics/4280471.cms General Election: 1989 http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshowpics/4280419.cms General Election: 1991http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshowpics/4280327.cms General Election: 1998 http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshowpics/4280315.cms General Election: 2004 http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshowpics/4280261.cms

11 Indians climb Mt Everest in one day

COURTESY: http://www.hindustantimes.com/StoryPage/StoryPage.aspx?sectionName=NLetter&id=234585a1-974f-47d0-934c 64c56d44648d&Headline=11+Indians+climb+Mt+Everest+in+one+day

+ Krishna Patil becomes first Maharashtrian woman on Everest

COURTESY: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/Pune-woman-scales-Everest/articleshow/4559370.cms

+DMK to give outside support to UPA - Related Videos

COURTESY: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/DMK-to-give-outside-support-to-UPA/videoshow/4561457.cms

* Trinamool demands president's rule in West Bengal

* India pays homage to Rajiv Gandhi

+ Pak probing Indian hand in Balochistan: Spokesman

COURTESY: http://www.hindustantimes.com/Homepage/Homepage.aspx

Election Commission of India-General Elections 2009
Please visit for
List of Winning Candidates , http://eciresults.nic.in/*Arranged by C. L. Chumber*
PABHAKARAN`S BODY FOUND RELATED VEDIOS -
COURTESY : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/videorelated_all/4548645.cms
Obey your wife and rule the world: Supreme Court of India
COURTESY :
http://in.news.yahoo.com/43/20090519/812/tnl-obey-your-wife-and-rule-the-world-su.html
Manmohan elected CPP leader, Maya pledges support
COURTESY :
http://in.news.yahoo.com/242/20090519/1334/tnl-manmohan-elected-cpp-leader-maya-ple.html
*** Manmohan Singh meets President, submits resignation *UPA doesn't have numbers in RS to push reforms Courtesy : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/President-to-invite-Manmohan-to-form-govt-tomorrow/articleshow/4545681.cms Chronology of Sri Lanka's war against the Tamil Tigers Courtesy: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/4546909.cms Velupillai Parbhakaran related pages: Courtesy : http://in.search.yahoo.com/search?&fr=fpa_onnetwork_fp_pulse_potpourri&ei=UTF 8&rd=r1&p=velupillai+prabhakaran***Arranged by C. L. Chumber*
**BSP`S SARAVJAN SAMAJ IN PUNJAB ANANDPUR SAHEB KEWAL KRISHAN 118088, BATHINDA NEM CHAND 35094, AMRITSAR B.K.N. CHHIBER 11108, FARIDKOT (R) RESHAM SINGH 34479, FATEHGARH SAHEB (R) RAI SINGH 65459, FEROZEPUR GURDEV SINGH 29713, GURDASSPUR SWARAN SINGH THAKUR 15420, HOSHIARPUR SUKHWINDER KUMAR 103320, JALANDHAR (R) SURJIT SINGH 93592, KHADOOR SAHEB SURINDER SINGH SHAHI 13333, LUDHIANA  KEHAR SINGH 32660, PATIALA DEEPAK JOSHI 57839, SANGRUR MOHMAD. JAMIL-UR-REHMAN 69943***Arranged by C. L. Chumber*
All the efforts made by chief minister Mayawati to woo Muslims and Brahmins could not provide enough to realise her prime ministerial dream.
Maya's PM dream fizzles as BSP fares below expectation

RESULTS OF 15TH LOK SABHA ELECTION OF INDIAN REPUBLIC !

AS PER OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA !
Data as on : May 16 2009 5:08PM Results are available for 200 Seats

Sent by C. L. CHUMBER <c.l.chumber@gmail.com>

Party Seats Won
**Indian National Congress 205, Bharatiya Janata Party 116, Samajwadi Party 22, Bahujan Samaj Party 21, Janata Dal (United) 20, All India Trinamool Congress 19, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 18, Communist Party of India (Marxist) 16, Biju Janata Dal 14, Shivsena 11, Independent 9, Nationalist Congress Party 9, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 9, Telugu Desam 6, Rashtriya Lok Dal 5, Rashtriya Janata Dal 4, Shiromani Akali Dal 4, Communist Party of India 4, Jammu & Kashmir National Conference 3, Janata Dal (Secular) 3, Muslim League Kerala State Committee 2, Revolutionary Socialist Party 2, Telangana Rashtra Samithi 2, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha 2, All India Forward Bloc 2, All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen 1, Asom Gana Parishad 1, Assam United Democratic Front 1, Bodaland Peoples Front 1, Bahujan Vikas Aaghadi 1, Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) 1, Kerala Congress (M) 1, Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 1, Haryana Janhit Congress (BL) 1, Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katch 1, Sikkim Democratic Front 1, Swabhimani Paksha 1, Nagaland Peoples Front 1 (Source: http://eciresults.nic.in/) ***Arranged by C. L. Chumber*

RESULTS: CONGRESS + 222, BJP+120, LEFT 46, SP+RJD22, BSP15,
TRENDS: CONGRESS 264, BJP+158, LEFT 58, SP+RJD27, BSP20, 
COURTESY
:http://www.tvchannelsfree.com/watch/2094/DD-news.html *Arranged by C. L. Chumber*

MORE LATEST RESULTS LIVE TELECAST WATCH
INDIAN REPUBLIC`S OFFICIAL CHANNEL DD NEWS :http://www.tvchannelsfree.com/watch/2094/DD-news.html

*Arranged by C. L. Chumber*

ELECTION RESULTS AS PER OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA !

Data as on : May 16 2009 5:08PM Results are available for 200 Seats

Sent by C. L. CHUMBER <c.l.chumber@gmail.com>  

State

PC No

PC Name

Winner Name

Winner Party

Andhra Pradesh

1

Adilabad

Rathod Ramesh

Telugu Desam

Andhra Pradesh

3

Karimnagar

Ponnam Prabhakar

Indian National Congress

Andhra Pradesh

4

Nizamabad

Madhu Yaskhi Goud

Indian National Congress

Andhra Pradesh

5

Zahirabad

Suresh Kumar Shetkar

Indian National Congress

Andhra Pradesh

6

Medak

Vijaya Shanthi .M

Telangana Rashtra Samithi

Andhra Pradesh

23

Kakinada

M.M.Pallamraju

Indian National Congress

Andhra Pradesh

24

Amalapuram

G.V.Harsha Kumar

Indian National Congress

Andhra Pradesh

42

Chittoor

Naramalli Sivaprasad

Telugu Desam

Arunachal Pradesh

2

Arunachal East

Ninong Ering

Indian National Congress

Assam

3

Autonomous District

Biren Singh Engti

Indian National Congress

Bihar

8

Supaul

Vishwa Mohan Kumar

Janata Dal (United)

Bihar

21

Hajipur

Ram Sundar Das

Janata Dal (United)

Bihar

25

Khagaria

Dinesh Chandra Yadav

Janata Dal (United)

Bihar

26

Bhagalpur

Syed Shahnawaz Hussain

Bharatiya Janata Party

Bihar

30

Patna Sahib

Shatrughan Sinha

Bharatiya Janata Party

Bihar

40

Jamui

Bhudeo Choudhary

Janata Dal (United)

Goa

1

North Goa

Shripad Yesso Naik

Bharatiya Janata Party

Goa

2

South Goa

Cosme Francisco Caitano Sardinha

Indian National Congress

Gujarat

1

Kachchh

Jat Poonamben Veljibhai

Bharatiya Janata Party

Gujarat

2

Banaskantha

Gadhvi Mukeshkumar Bheiravdanji

Indian National Congress

Gujarat

4

Mahesana

Patel Jayshreeben Kanubhai

Bharatiya Janata Party

Gujarat

5

Sabarkantha

Chauhan Mahendrasinh

Bharatiya Janata Party

Gujarat

7

Ahmedabad East

Harin Pathak

Bharatiya Janata Party

Gujarat

8

Ahmedabad West

Dr. Solanki Kiritbhai Premajibhai

Bharatiya Janata Party

Gujarat

9

Surendranagar

Koli Patel Somabhai Gandalal

Indian National Congress

Gujarat

10

Rajkot

Kuvarjibhai Mohanbhai Bavalia

Indian National Congress

Gujarat

11

Porbandar

Radadiya Vitthalbhai Hansrajbhai

Indian National Congress

Gujarat

13

Junagadh

Solanki Dinubhai Boghabhai

Bharatiya Janata Party

Gujarat

14

Amreli

Kachhadia Naranbhai

Bharatiya Janata Party

Gujarat

16

Anand

Solanki Bharatbhai Madhavsinh

Indian National Congress

Gujarat

18

Panchmahal

Chauhan Prabhatsinh Pratapsinh

Bharatiya Janata Party

Gujarat

19

Dahod

Dr. Prabha Kishor Taviad

Indian National Congress

Gujarat

20

Vadodara

Balkrishna Khanderao Shukla (Balu Shukla)

Bharatiya Janata Party

Gujarat

21

Chhota Udaipur

Rathwa Ramsingbhai Patalbhai

Bharatiya Janata Party

Gujarat

22

Bharuch

Mansukhbhai Dhanjibhai Vasava

Bharatiya Janata Party

Gujarat

24

Surat

Shrimati Darshana Vikram Jardosh

Bharatiya Janata Party

Gujarat

25

Navsari

C. R. Patil

Bharatiya Janata Party

Gujarat

26

Valsad

Kishanbhai Vestabhai Patel

Indian National Congress

Haryana

1

Ambala

Selja

Indian National Congress

Haryana

2

Kurukshetra

Naveen Jindal

Indian National Congress

Haryana

3

Sirsa

Ashok Tanwar

Indian National Congress

Haryana

4

Hisar

Bhajan Lal S/O Kheraj

Haryana Janhit Congress (BL)

Haryana

6

Sonipat

Jitender Singh

Indian National Congress

Haryana

7

Rohtak

Deepender Singh

Indian National Congress

Haryana

10

Faridabad

Avtar Singh Bhadana

Indian National Congress

Himachal Pradesh

2

Mandi

Virbhadra Singh

Indian National Congress

Himachal Pradesh

3

Hamirpur

Anurag Singh Thakur

Bharatiya Janata Party

Himachal Pradesh

4

Shimla

Virender Kashyap

Bharatiya Janata Party

Jammu & Kashmir

2

Srinagar

Farooq Abdullah

Jammu & Kashmir National Conference

Jammu & Kashmir

4

Ladakh

Hassan Khan

Independent

Jammu & Kashmir

5

Udhampur

Ch. Lal Singh

Indian National Congress

Jammu & Kashmir

6

Jammu

Madan Lal Sharma

Indian National Congress

Karnataka

1

Chikkodi

Katti Ramesh Vishwanath

Bharatiya Janata Party

Karnataka

2

Belgaum

Angadi Suresh Channabasappa

Bharatiya Janata Party

Karnataka

4

Bijapur

Ramesh Chandappa Jigajinagi

Bharatiya Janata Party

Karnataka

5

Gulbarga

Mallikarjun Kharge

Indian National Congress

Karnataka

6

Raichur

Pakkirappa.S.

Bharatiya Janata Party

Karnataka

8

Koppal

Shivaramagouda Shivanagouda

Bharatiya Janata Party

Karnataka

9

Bellary

J. Shantha

Bharatiya Janata Party

Karnataka

10

Haveri

Udasi Shivkumar Chanabasappa

Bharatiya Janata Party

Karnataka

11

Dharwad

Pralhad Joshi

Bharatiya Janata Party

Karnataka

12

Uttara Kannada

Anantkumar Hegde

Bharatiya Janata Party

Karnataka

13

Davanagere

Siddeswara G.M.

Bharatiya Janata Party

Karnataka

14

Shimoga

B.Y. Raghavendra

Bharatiya Janata Party

Karnataka

15

Udupi Chikmagalur

D.V.Sadananda Gowda

Bharatiya Janata Party

Karnataka

16

Hassan

H. D. Devegowda

Janata Dal (Secular)

Karnataka

17

Dakshina Kannada

Nalin Kumar Kateel

Bharatiya Janata Party

Karnataka

18

Chitradurga

Janardhana Swamy

Bharatiya Janata Party

Karnataka

19

Tumkur

G.S. Basavaraj

Bharatiya Janata Party

Karnataka

20

Mandya

N Cheluvaraya Swamy @ Swamygowda

Janata Dal (Secular)

Karnataka

21

Mysore

Adagur H Vishwanath

Indian National Congress

Karnataka

23

Bangalore Rural

H.D.Kumaraswamy

Janata Dal (Secular)

Karnataka

24

Bangalore North

D. B. Chandre Gowda

Bharatiya Janata Party

Karnataka

26

Bangalore South

Ananth Kumar

Bharatiya Janata Party

Karnataka

28

Kolar

K.H.Muniyappa

Indian National Congress

Kerala

2

Kannur

K. Sudhakaran

Indian National Congress

Kerala

3

Vadakara

Mullappally Ramachandran

Indian National Congress

Kerala

5

Kozhikode

M.K. Raghavan

Indian National Congress

Kerala

6

Malappuram

E. Ahamed

Muslim League Kerala State Committee

Kerala

8

Palakkad

M.B. Rajesh

Communist Party of India (Marxist)

Kerala

9

Alathur

P.K Biju

Communist Party of India (Marxist)

Kerala

10

Thrissur

P C Chacko

Indian National Congress

Kerala

11

Chalakudy

K.P. Dhanapalan

Indian National Congress

Kerala

12

Ernakulam

Prof. K V Thomas

Indian National Congress

Kerala

13

Idukki

Adv. P.T Thomas

Indian National Congress

Kerala

15

Alappuzha

K.C Venugopal

Indian National Congress

Kerala

16

Mavelikkara

Kodikkunnil Suresh

Indian National Congress

Kerala

17

Pathanamthitta

Anto Antony Punnathaniyil

Indian National Congress

Kerala

18

Kollam

N.Peethambarakurup

Indian National Congress

Kerala

19

Attingal

Adv. A Sampath

Communist Party of India (Marxist)

Kerala

20

Thiruvananthapuram

Shashi Tharoor

Indian National Congress

Madhya Pradesh

3

Gwalior

Yashodhara Raje Scindia

Bharatiya Janata Party

Madhya Pradesh

5

Sagar

Bhupendra Singh

Bharatiya Janata Party

Madhya Pradesh

8

Khajuraho

Jeetendra Singh Bundela

Bharatiya Janata Party

Madhya Pradesh

9

Satna

Ganesh Singh

Bharatiya Janata Party

Madhya Pradesh

13

Jabalpur

Rakesh Singh

Bharatiya Janata Party

Madhya Pradesh

16

Chhindwara

Kamal Nath

Indian National Congress

Madhya Pradesh

19

Bhopal

Kailash Joshi

Bharatiya Janata Party

Madhya Pradesh

26

Indore

Sumitra Mahajan (Tai)

Bharatiya Janata Party

Maharashtra

1

Nandurbar

Gavit Manikrao Hodlya

Indian National Congress

Maharashtra

3

Jalgaon

A.T. Nana Patil

Bharatiya Janata Party

Maharashtra

5

Buldhana

Jadhav Prataprao Ganpatrao

Shivsena

Maharashtra

6

Akola

Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao

Bharatiya Janata Party

Maharashtra

12

Gadchiroli-Chimur

Kowase Marotrao Sainuji

Indian National Congress

Maharashtra

16

Nanded

Khatgaonkar Patil Bhaskarrao Bapurao

Indian National Congress

Maharashtra

18

Jalna

Danve Raosaheb Dadarao

Bharatiya Janata Party

Maharashtra

20

Dindori

Chavan Harishchandra Deoram

Bharatiya Janata Party

Maharashtra

21

Nashik

Sameer Bhujbal

Nationalist Congress Party

Maharashtra

22

Palghar

Jadhav Baliram Sukur

Bahujan Vikas Aaghadi

Maharashtra

23

Bhiwandi

Taware Suresh Kashinath

Indian National Congress

Maharashtra

25

Thane

Dr.Sanjeev Ganesh Naik

Nationalist Congress Party

Maharashtra

26

Mumbai North

Sanjay Brijkishorlal Nirupam

Indian National Congress

Maharashtra

28

Mumbai North East

Sanjay Dina Patil

Nationalist Congress Party

Maharashtra

29

Mumbai North Central

Dutt Priya Sunil

Indian National Congress

Maharashtra

32

Raigad

Anant Geete

Shivsena

Maharashtra

33

Maval

Babar Gajanan Dharmshi

Shivsena

Maharashtra

37

Ahmadnagar

Gandhi Dilipkumar Mansukhlal

Bharatiya Janata Party

Maharashtra

42

Solapur

Shinde Sushilkumar Sambhajirao

Indian National Congress

Maharashtra

44

Sangli

Pratik Prakashbapu Patil

Indian National Congress

Maharashtra

45

Satara

Bhonsle Shrimant Chh. Udyanraje Pratapsinhmaharaj

Nationalist Congress Party

Maharashtra

46

Ratnagiri - Sindhudurg

Dr.Nilesh Narayan Rane

Indian National Congress

Meghalaya

1

Shillong

Vincent H Pala

Indian National Congress

Meghalaya

2

Tura

Agatha K. Sangma

Nationalist Congress Party

Punjab

3

Khadoor Sahib

Dr. Rattan Singh Ajnala

Shiromani Akali Dal

Punjab

4

Jalandhar

Mohinder Singh Kaypee

Indian National Congress

Punjab

8

Fatehgarh Sahib

Sukhdev Singh

Indian National Congress

Punjab

9

Faridkot

Paramjit Kaur Gulshan

Shiromani Akali Dal

Punjab

13

Patiala

Preneet Kaur

Indian National Congress

Rajasthan

1

Ganganagar

Bharat Ram Meghwal

Indian National Congress

Rajasthan

2

Bikaner

Arjun Ram Meghwal

Bharatiya Janata Party

Rajasthan

4

Jhunjhunu

Sheesh Ram Ola

Indian National Congress

Rajasthan

8

Alwar

Jitendra Singh

Indian National Congress

Rajasthan

9

Bharatpur

Ratan Singh

Indian National Congress

Rajasthan

10

Karauli-Dholpur

Khiladi Lal Bairwa

Indian National Congress

Rajasthan

13

Ajmer

Sachin Pilot

Indian National Congress

Rajasthan

14

Nagaur

Dr. Jyoti Mirdha

Indian National Congress

Rajasthan

15

Pali

Badri Ram Jakhar

Indian National Congress

Rajasthan

16

Jodhpur

Chandresh Kumari

Indian National Congress

Rajasthan

17

Barmer

Harish Choudhary

Indian National Congress

Rajasthan

18

Jalore

Devji Patel

Bharatiya Janata Party

Rajasthan

19

Udaipur

Raghuvir Singh Meena

Indian National Congress

Rajasthan

20

Banswara

Tarachand Bhagora

Indian National Congress

Rajasthan

21

Chittorgarh

(Dr.)girija Vyas

Indian National Congress

Rajasthan

23

Bhilwara

Dr. C. P. Joshi

Indian National Congress

Tamil Nadu

1

Thiruvallur

Venugopal.P

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

Tamil Nadu

6

Kancheepuram

Viswanathan.P

Indian National Congress

Tamil Nadu

8

Vellore

Abdulrahman

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

Tamil Nadu

11

Tiruvannamalai

Venugopal.D

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

Tamil Nadu

15

Salem

Semmalai S

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

Tamil Nadu

18

Tiruppur

Sivasami C

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

Tamil Nadu

22

Dindigul

Chitthan N S V

Indian National Congress

Tamil Nadu

27

Chidambaram

Thirumaavalavan, Thol

Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katch

Tamil Nadu

28

Mayiladuthurai

Manian O.S

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

Tamil Nadu

30

Thanjavur

Palanimanickam.S.S

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

Tamil Nadu

32

Madurai

Alagiri M.K

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

Tamil Nadu

33

Theni

Aaron Rashid.J.M

Indian National Congress

Tamil Nadu

34

Virudhunagar

Manicka Tagore

Indian National Congress

Tamil Nadu

35

Ramanathapuram

Sivakumar @ J.K. Ritheesh. K

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

Tamil Nadu

36

Thoothukkudi

Jeyadurai.S.R

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

Tamil Nadu

37

Tenkasi

Lingam P

Communist Party of India

Tamil Nadu

38

Tirunelveli

Ramasubbu S

Indian National Congress

Tamil Nadu

39

Kanniyakumari

Helen Davidson J

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

Tripura

1

Tripura West

Khagen Das

Communist Party of India (Marxist)

Uttar Pradesh

1

Saharanpur

Jagdish Singh Rana

Bahujan Samaj Party

Uttar Pradesh

11

Baghpat

Ajit Singh

Rashtriya Lok Dal

Uttar Pradesh

12

Ghaziabad

Rajnath Singh

Bharatiya Janata Party

Uttar Pradesh

20

Firozabad

Akhilesh Yadav

Samajwadi Party

Uttar Pradesh

22

Etah

Kalyan Singh R O Madholi

Independent

Uttar Pradesh

23

Badaun

Dharmendra Yadav

Samajwadi Party

Uttar Pradesh

25

Bareilly

Praveen Singh Aron

Indian National Congress

Uttar Pradesh

30

Sitapur

Kaisar Jahan

Bahujan Samaj Party

Uttar Pradesh

31

Hardoi

Usha Verma

Samajwadi Party

Uttar Pradesh

44

Akbarpur

Rajaram Pal

Indian National Congress

Uttar Pradesh

49

Fatehpur

Rakesh Sachan

Samajwadi Party

Uttar Pradesh

52

Allahabad

Kunwar Rewati Raman Singh Alias Mani Ji

Samajwadi Party

Uttar Pradesh

53

Barabanki

P.L.Punia

Indian National Congress

Uttar Pradesh

58

Shrawasti

Vinay Kumar Alias Vinnu

Indian National Congress

Uttar Pradesh

61

Basti

Arvind Kumar Chaudhary

Bahujan Samaj Party

Uttar Pradesh

68

Lalganj

Dr. Baliram

Bahujan Samaj Party

Uttar Pradesh

80

Robertsganj

Pakauri Lal

Samajwadi Party

West Bengal

3

Jalpaiguri

Mahendra Kumar Roy

Communist Party of India (Marxist)

West Bengal

4

Darjeeling

Jaswant Singh

Bharatiya Janata Party

West Bengal

8

Maldaha Dakshin

Abu Hasem Khan Choudhury

Indian National Congress

West Bengal

12

Krishnanagar

Tapas Paul

All India Trinamool Congress

West Bengal

29

Arambagh

Malik Sakti Mohan

Communist Party of India (Marxist)

West Bengal

38

Bardhaman Purba

Anup Kumar Saha

Communist Party of India (Marxist)

West Bengal

39

Burdwan - Durgapur

Sk. Saidul Haque

Communist Party of India (Marxist)

West Bengal

41

Bolpur

Doctor Ram Chandra Dome

Communist Party of India (Marxist)

Jharkhand

4

Chatra

Inder Singh Namdhari

Independent

Jharkhand

12

Lohardaga

Sudarshan Bhagat

Bharatiya Janata Party

Uttarakhand

4

Nainital-Udhamsingh Nagar

K.C. Singh Baba

Indian National Congress

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

1

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Shri. Bishnu Pada Ray

Bharatiya Janata Party

Chandigarh

1

Chandigarh

Pawan Kumar Bansal

Indian National Congress

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

1

Dadar & Nagar Haveli

Patel Natubhai Gomanbhai

Bharatiya Janata Party

Daman & Diu

1

Daman & Diu

Lalubhai Patel

Bharatiya Janata Party

Nct Of Delhi

1

Chandni Chowk

Kapil Sibal

Indian National Congress

Nct Of Delhi

3

East Delhi

Sandeep Dikshit

Indian National Congress

Nct Of Delhi

5

North West Delhi

Krishna Tirath

Indian National Congress

Nct Of Delhi

6

West Delhi

Mahabal Mishra

Indian National Congress

Lakshadweep

1

Lakshadweep

Muhammed Hamdulla Sayeed A.B
Indian National Congress
 
 

ForParty Wise Trend visit : http://eciresults.nic.in/ PartyWiseTrends.htm

THE ELECTION SURVEY RESULTS OF 15TH LOK SABHA ELECTION
OF INDIAN REPUBLIC !

RCPI ELECTION AVERAGES

ALLIANCE/ PARTY
STAR NEWS (12.4)
INDIA TODAY (16.2 -- 10.3)
TOI (12.4.09)
INDIA TV (13.4.09)
DNA Weekly Poll Meter (27.4.09)
ARUN NEHRU (DECCAN-26.4.09)
OUR AVERAGE
UPA
204
194
198
187
188
191
193
Congress
155
 
154
143
 
155
 
NCP
11
 
14
13
 
11
 
DMK
15
 
9
13
 
7
 
Trinamool(Bengal)
13
 
12
12
 
11
 
JMM(Jharkhand)
4
 
2
1
 
2
 
Nat.Conf(J&K)
2
 
3
3
 
2
 
Others
4
 
4
2
 
3
 
NDA
191
176
176
189
183
188
184
BJP
147
 
135
143
 
142
 
JDU
22
 
18
18
 
21
 
Shiv Sena
9
 
12
12
 
10
 
AGP(Assam)
4
 
3
5
 
4
 
SAD(Punjab)
5
6
4
5
 
5
 
INLD(Haryana)
1
0
1
2
 
2
 
RLD(UP)
3
 
3
4
 
4
 
Others
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Third Front
104
 
118
115
 
122
115
LEFT
34
 
35
33
 
36
 
BSP
26
30
30
32
32
31
 
AIADMK
9
 
17
24
 
16
 
TDP
13
15
14
11
 
16
 
JDS
5
4
2
2
6
 
 
BJD
9
10
11
9
 
10
 
PMK
 
 
4
 
 
5
 
TRS
3
3
3
3
 
6
 
MDMK
 
 
 2
 
 
2
 
Others
 5
 
 
 
 
 
Fourth Front
39
 
40
43
 
35
39
Samajwadi(SP)
28
29
29
26
 
20
 
RJD
4
 
9
11
 
7
 
LJP
6
 
2
4
 
5
 
PRP(Chiru-AP)
1
 
 
2
 
3
 
OTHERS
7
 
10
9
 
13
10

Sent by C. L. Chumber: Coutesy : http://realclearpolitics.in/?page_id=21

Posted on May 15, 2009

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Invitation to Attend a Joint Celebration of the two greatest sons of India
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**Ambedkar Times news paper has been published on April 14, 2009 and available in Indian stores and Shri Guru Ravidass and Sikh Gurdwaras in California . We also sent copies of Ambedkar Times newspaper to the other states of United States of America and over seas. For more information regarding the newspaper please feel free to contact us. We appreciate all the readers, writers, and supporters. Please keep in touch & click here link to view AMBEDKAR TIMES NEWS PAPER APRIL 14, 2009 Editor : Prem Kumar Chumber*

TO-DAY`S INDIAN HIGHLIGHTS
Thursday, April 16, 2009 5:29 AM Email: <c.l.chumber@gmail.com>

IF WE ARE NOT JUDICIOUS MINDED, WE WILL NOT BE RULERS. IF WE ARE NOT JUDICIOUS MINDED, WE WILL BE THROWN AWAY FROM THE RULING CLASS FOR EVER! SO, BE JUDICIOUS MINDED TO FIGHT AGAINST INJUSTICE AND ANNIHILATE THE INJUSTICE:

*Mr. Advani is the slave of the RSS. – Mrs. Sonia Gandhi.

Our comments: Mrs. Sonia Gandhi president of her pocket/ family congress party said,” it is Advani who is slave of RSS because he wants to project his chair. This is the reason why he panders to each and every wish of RSS!” The RSS and its off shoots including BJP are anti constitution organizations .these organizations highlight, worship and defend the casteist Brahma, Vishnu and their incarnations .there is a clause that a religious party can not be a political party .in the recent manifesto BJP promised to build a big ram temple at the demolished Baburi Mosque .the election commission of India must ban the BJP at once .Ram and Babur were both kings .both established the foreigners` rule in India! Babur was a better king than king Ram.


The congress` Rastrapita Mr. Gandhi was an admirer of Ram and his Ram Rajya based on the Manu simiriti! he did not recognize the dalits equal to the Aryan hindus that is why his congress party compelled Baba Saheb Dr. Ambedkar to write reservation for hindu SCs only in the constitution .when Dr. Ambedkar and Rao Bahadur Srinivasin Dalit representatives in the round table conferences, London ( 1930-1932 ad ) succeeded in recognizing the dalits as a separate element from the hindus in the communal award declared by the government , manuwadi Gandhi took fast unto death against the dalits .this resulted in the Gandhi-Ambedkar pact ( Poona pact ) and Raja-Moonje pact .Mr. M.C. Raja was then the Dalit leader of Tamil Nadu and Dr. B.S. Moonje was the president of the hindu Maha Sabha .the government recognized the Ambedkar - Gandhi pact which is known as the Poona pact due to its signing at Poona .
now we come to conclusion that the BJP is the offshoot of the RSS but both RSS and congress are the offshoots of the manuwadi Hinduism .the BJP and congress ruled states do not implemented the Mandal commission report, not cleared the backlog of SCs and STs in jobs and both denationalized the nationalized organizations .both the parties amended the constitution so many times but not implemented for the welfare of SCs, STs, OBCs and religious minorities! Both are two sides of the same manuwadi coin!!!!! We must vote for non-BJP and non-congress parties struggling for the egalitarian society! Ham Hongey Kaamyaab Ek Din!!!!!

*CONGRESS DID NOT DO JUSTICE TO AMBEDKAR! - MR. ADVANI.

Our comments : Mr. L.K. Advani of BJP alleged that the congress did not done justice to Dr. Ambedkar .he blamed that Mr. Nehru ignored him by not nominating to the constituent assembly .the congress refuted Mr. Advani .

Mr. Advani`s party favors congress stalwart Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel as an iron man. the same Mr. Patel opposed Dr. Ambedkar’s entry in the constituent assembly .but Baba Mangu Ram Muggowalia of Punjab and dr. Joginder Nath Mandal of Bengal managed to elect Dr. Ambedkar from Khulna seat now in Bangla Desh .Dr. Ambedkar had to resign that seat due to its area `s allocation to the then east Pakistan .then a congress leader dr. M.R. Jayakar resigned from his Poona seat and Dr. Ambedkar was got re-elected to the constituent assembly.

It was the ruling congress party which nominated Dr. Ambedkar as the chairman, the constituent assembly and first ever law minister of independent India. At the same time another Dalit leader of Bengal Dr. Joginder Nath Mandal was nominated the first ever law minister of Pakistan!!!!!

But Dr. Ambedkar was not independent to draft the constitution as the Buddhists, Jains and Sikhs are recodes as Hindus!!!!! he was not succeeded in passing the hindu code bill due to the opposition of the RSS and passiveness of Mr. Nehru which resulted in Baba sahib’s resignation from the cabinet !!!!!

This was the political situation. Baba Saheb was fed up with the manuwadi society and embraced the Buddhism to counter the Brahminism .He asked his followers on 14th October, 1956 to discard the Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh, Gauri and Ganpati / Ganesh!!!!! but Mr. Advani`s BJP promised to build a big Ram temple. king Ram was the same person who killed a pious and innocent Shudra saint Shambuk .He also banished his wife Sita .Mr. Advani and his RSS and its offshoots are worshiping the rapists , racists and fascists as gods .over all the manuwadi hindu society still not doing justice to the dalits .
Mr. Advani as a home minister of India was responsible for the abduction of Saheb Kanshi Ram Ji which resulted in his death. If the government agencies do the brain mapping of m/s Vajpayee , Advani , M.M. Joshi , Mayawati and Satish Mishra , the conspiracy of killing Saheb Kanshi Ram a biggest ever democrat of the world will be surfaced automatically .

*Mr. Ram Vilas Pasvan, president, the Lok Jan Shakti party released his party’s election manifesto for the Lok Sabha election 2009 ad in which he promised to ban the RSS and it’s off shoots!!!!!

Our comments: Mr. Pasvan played an historical role in implementing the Mandal commission report in jobs for OBCs under the prime ministership of revered late Mr. V.P. Singh pm of India!!!!! The cunning Brahmins used the OBCs against the sc reservation but the intelligent sc leadership twisted the game and won to march for the establishment of egalitarian society!!!!!

In Punjab, the Doordarshan, Jalandhar played a foul game when it telecasted the news that the government enhanced 25% reservation (in Punjab 25% reservation for SCs) to 27 % .this news confused the Punjabis about the Mandal commission report and the obcs participated in the anti-Mandal movement! Being a vigilant citizen, i released the list of 84 OBCs of Punjab state which would be benefited .this list published on the front pages and the sc organisations published hand bills also.
My one Brahmin friend asked me that why the dalits are leading the pro Mandal commission report movement. i replied ,” we dalits are humanists and constitutional people and wish to implement the equality , liberty , fraternity and justice ! ”
the OBCs are backbone of the Manuwad .that is why they are not fighting against the manuwad religiously and socially!!!!! If they do not mend their ways, they will be really backward in the enlightened world!!!!!

We appreciate Mr. Pasvan and his party for their stand on RSS and hope that one day a party will declare in its manifesto to ban on the Hinduism of the rapist, racist and fascist gods!!!!!

*Mr. Mulayam Singh Yadav will ban on English and Computer education!

OUR COMMENTS: MR. Mulayam Singh Yadav released his Samajwadi Party’s election manifesto for the Lok Sabha election 2009 AD. I dislike his two points: first to ban on the English language and second to ban on the computer education.

Mr. Mulayam Singh Yadav is a former wrestler .The wrestler’s use their muscle power .That is why Mr. Mulayam Singh Yadav did not re-thinked on the advice of their advisers. He must realize the power of the English language and the computer education!!!!!

When I got my younger daughter’s admission in the B.Sc. (Hons) Software Engineering in the Westminster University, London (U. K.) campus at Gurgaon ( India), Sahib Kanshi Ram was very much astonished and happy. He was so much happy and also realized that he was illiterate in the modern education world .In 2000 AD , a computer student of east Asian country opened the official files of the US Army .I told about this to Saheb Kanshi Ram Ji .When we met him in the Batra Hospital , Delhi in the first week of June , 2004 , we informed him that our elder daughter also got admission in the MBA ( Marketing ) of the Wales University , U.K. and both passed with distinctions .He was also happy to know that our elder son got admission in the four year Bachelor in Multimedia ( Electronic Media , Print Media , Animation ) based on computer education .He is now Animator .

Now the professional degrees are for the English and computer learned students .But Mr. Mulayam Singh Yadav is going to ban these both. Why? His advisers are not visionaries. A person without a vision is just like a blind, duff and dumb! A person without a vision is a walking dead body! If the peasantry class of India has some vision, they must had been the rulers in legislature, executive, judiciary and media!!!!! They have money in kind of land but no vision how to invest it in proper way .If we blend the peasantry and agriculturer labourers the result may be again like BSP-SP alliance in U.P.in 1993 AD.

Now Mr. Mulayam Singh Yadav `s Uttarakhand state unit promises 10 % quota in elite English medium schools.

*Mr. Manmohan Singh outgoing PM of India and Mr. L.K. Advani former home minister blamed each other for their weaknesses!

OUR COMMENTS: MR. MANMOHAN SINGH IS THE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE GLOBAL CAPITALISTS AND MR. L.K. ADVANI IS THE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE INDIAN CAPITALISTS AS WELL AS BRAHMINISM!!!!!

Mr. Manmohan Singh outgoing PM of India and BJP`s prime ministerial candidate are blaming each others .They both are true in their blames .Both are weak and merely representatives of the Brahminism and the capitalists!!!!!

The Congress and BJP are in alliance in the Sikkim state and contesting Sikkim Assembly election .This Lok Sabha election will expose both of them!!!!! If the third front and the Paswan-Lalu-Mulayam alliance join to form the union government, the BJP and Congress secret alliance will be surfaced!!!!!

TO-DAY`S INDIAN HIGHLIGHTS
Thursday, April 2, 2009 3:38 AM Email: <c.l.chumber@gmail.com>

IF WE ARE NOT JUDICIOUS MINDED, WE WILL NOT BE RULERS. IF WE ARE NOT JUDICIOUS MINDED, WE WILL BE THROWN AWAY FROM THE RULING CLASS FOR EVER! SO, BE JUDICIOUS MINDED TO FIGHT AGAINST INJUSTICE AND ANNIHILATE THE INJUSTICE:

*The U.P. government with the permission of the Election Commission shifted Mr. Varun Gandhi from the Pilibhit prison to the Etah prison.

*I am not sure if the National Democratic Alliance (of which BJP is partner) will get a majority! - Mrs. Shusma Swaraj, in-charge of Madhya Pardesh.

*The Gujarat state `s former minister Mrs. Maya Kodnani`s remand extended by the court till April 4, 2009.

*G-20 leaders meet at London and hope to revive global economy.

*Advocate Anjali Waghmare dared to defend 26/11 accused Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab as the Shiv Sena attacked her house .She was given Z plus security.

*Adi-Guru Nabha Das `s Gurpurab falls on 8th April and the Gurdas Pur district ( Punjab ) administration holiday.

* Mr. Bir Davinder Singh congress leader and former Deputy Speaker of the Punjab Assembly opposed tickets to 1984 riots accused Mr. Sajjan Kumar and Mr. Jagdish Tytler.

*In Punjab , BSP alloted 4 tickets to non-Bahujans ( 2 Brahmins , 1 Mahajan , 1 Rajput ) , 2 Jatts , 3 BCs and 4 SCs on reserve seats .

*Mr. T.P Singh former SSP vigilance Amritsar booked for shooting two dogs and hitting an ASI.

*Capt. Kanwaljit Singh `s ashes immersed in the Satluj at the Gurdwara Pataal Puri.

*The family of late S. Sarup Singh former minister of SAD (Badal) defected to the Congress at Jalandhar.

*In Orissa 15 killed, 200 injured as tornado ripped off concrete roofs, razed homes in 13 Kendrapara villages.

*I was threatened: Sanjay Dutt points finger at Mr. HR Bhardwaj, Union Law Minister of India .

*Appearing for CBI, Solicitor General G.E. Vahanvat complained that the Allahabad High Court Registry was not supplying certain documents crucial to the Ghaziabad (U.P.) Provident Fund probe in which one sitting judge of Supreme Court, 10 Allahabad High Court Judges and 25 other judges are accused.

* Mr. Anil Ambani of the Reliance group summoned by the court of ACJM, Hissar (Haryana) for misappropriation of Rs. 4,133

*The Election Commission seeked fresh report on code of violation by Mr. Hans Raj Hans a candidate of SAD (Badal) for Jalandhar Lok Sabha constituency .

*The G-20 member countries are - Argentina , Australia , Brazil , Britain , Canada , China , EU , France , Germany , India , Indonesia , Italy , Japan , Mexico , Russia , Saudi Arabia , South Africa ,South Korea , Turkey and United States !

*Mr. Barack Hussain Obama and Dr. Manmohan Singh will meet around 6.00 pm on April 2 at London .

*The Punjab and Haryana High Court , Chandigarh  reserved the judgment on the definition of the Sikh.

*There will be no change in the candidates contesting Lok SABHA ELECTION 2009. - Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal, president, SAD (Badal).

*The farmers of village Kishangarh near Bareta district Sangrur ( Punjab ) bycotted the Dalit labourers.

*The BJP will alliance with Mayawati after the Lok Sabha election. - Balbir Punj , spoesman of BJP at Chandigarh .

*The Congress Party will win 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab . - Mohinder Singh Kay Pee, president, Congress, Punjab .

*BSP secured 5.6 % votes by launching 435 candidates in Lok Sabha general election 2004 AD and secured 4.16 % votes by launching 225 candidates in 1999 AD .This means BSP got less percentage in 2004 AD than 1999 AD as compared to the number of candidates fielded.

TO-DAY`S INDIAN HIGHLIGHTS

Wednesday, April 1, 2009 5:54 AM Email: <c.l.chumber@gmail.com>

Arise, awake and stop not till the goal is achieved- Vivekananda

*Mr. Sanjay Dutt Samajwadi Party’s candidate from Lucknow ( UP)  and Mr. Mukhtiar Ansari BSP’s candidate( in Jail ) from Varanasi not allowed by courts to contest election of Lok Sabha .

*24 pilgrims died and 70 injured in mishap as a truck carrying 100 devotees to Naina Devi crashed into a tree around midnight at Jhajjar village near Anandpur Saheb .In Punjab , average 10 persons daily die in road accidents and 3,027 died in 2008 AD.

*The Congress will field its candidates against Mr. Lalu Parshad Yadav and Mr. Ram Vilas Paswan in Bihar

*The CPM will join the government to postpone .the elections after the election Lok Sabha 2009.

*Mr. Obama and Dr. Manmohan Singh will meet in London during G20 meeting.

*In Punjab, 10 persons daily die in road accidents and 3,027 died in 2008 AD in road accidents.

*S. Bhupinder Singh( 60 )  UK based NRI resident of village Chhokran near Phillaur ( Jalandhar , Punjab ) was run over and killed by train near Gorayan on Jalandhar-Ludhiana railway line .

*The election commission allowed the Punjab government to continue Rs. 2602 crore free electricity to the farmers.

*S. Brijbhupinder Singh former state Home Minister of Punjab , Mr. Kamal Chowdhury ex MP, Hoshiar Pur ( Punjab )  and S .Jagtar Singh Rajla ex MLA ( Samana , Punjab ) , both belong to SAD ( Badal ) joined the Congress .

*S. Amrinder Singh former CM of Punjab and S. Simaranjit Singh Maan Ex MP demanded the judicial probe into Capt. Kanwaljit Singh`s death in a road accident.

*Dr. Manmohan Singh is Congress` PM candidate not UPA`s candidate. _ Sharad Pawar, President, National Congress Party.

*In Andhra Pardesh Telugu Desham Party ( 29 Lok Sabha , 219 Assembly seats ) , the Telangana Rashtra Samiti ( 9 Lok Sabha , 45 assembly seats ) , the CPM ( 2 Lok Sabha , 16 assembly seats ) and CPI ( 2 Lok Sabha , 14 assembly seats ) will contest in alliance in the Andhra Pardesh .

*Baba Bhagat Singh Bilga only surviving revolutionary Ghadarite from the Gadhar Party , will turn 102 on April 1 , 2009 .

TO-DAY`S INDIAN HIGHLIGHTS

Sunday, March 29, 2009 7:24 pm Email: <c.l.chumber@gmail.com>

A person who does not believe in inter-state and inter-caste marriages is a true manuwadi.
The Manuwad can not be annihilated merely by talking against it. --- C. L. Chumber

*Capt. Kanwaljit Singh , Co-operative Minister , Punjab died in  a road accident near Kharar / Chandigarh and breathed his last at PGI Hospital , Chandigarh . 

*Er Gurvinderjit Singh Bitta Laachowal , National Vice President of the Youth Akali Dal ( Badal )and his 3 others family members died in a road accident near village Bahowal , Mahilpur district Hoshiarpur.

*The U.P. Govt. invoked NSA and attempt to murder against Mr. Varun Gandhi of BJP .

*S. Inderjit Singh Zira, former Health Minister in SAD (Badal ) govt., S. Ranjit Singh Chhajjalwaddi ex MLA, SAD (Badal) and S. Rajanbir Singh s/o S. Balwant Singh former Finance Minister joined the Congress Party at Patiala.

OUR COMMENTS: This is Ayya Ram, Gayya Ram but not for any policies .Mr. Chhajjalwaddi and Mr. Sardul Singh Bundala were new in politics in 1976 when I was Tehsil Welfare Officer at Amritsar. Mr. Chhajjalwaddi is the son of S. Tara Singh Layalpuri MLA`s sister and S. Sardul Singh was newly married to the daughter of S. Gurmej Singh minister. Both belong to Mazabhi Sikh community. S. Sardul Singh was a cabinet minister in Beant Singh cabinet and corruption charges were made on him. His son’s selection in police was very controversial but now he succeeded in getting employment for his son by getting Lok Sabha ticket from Faridkot (R).

                   S. Chhajjalwaddi elected MLA and presented a car in a SAD (Badal) rally to Dr. Ambedkar’s second wife. Mr. Zira is very enrgetic, influential and pro-Tohra in Akali politics. Interestingly Mr. Zira and Mr. Chhajjalwaddi belong to the newly carved Khadoor Saheb parliamentary constituency which will benefit the Congress candidate Rana Gurjit Singh sitting MP. Third, Mr. Rajanbir Singh contested election from Lohian Khas assemble seat but in vain. He belongs to Kamboj community which will effect on the Kamboj voters of Lohian (Jalandhar Lok Sabha) and Sultanpur Lodhi and Kapurthala assembly areas (under Khadoor Saheb Lok Sabha). Mr. Amrinder Singh was also congressman defected to Akali Dal on Blue Star issue and then returns back to congress. This is Ayya Ram, Gayya Ram but not for any policies.

*THE CBI FILES FINAL REPORT IN 1984 RIOT CASE AGAINST MR. JAGDISH TYTLER.

* Mr. Varun Gandhi surrendered in the court and Mr. Advani came out in support of Mr. Varun Gandhi.

OUR COMMENT: A violent person has no place in the democracy! The Parliament is meant for the constitutional elected persons, not for Mr. Varun like communal terrorists! If Mr. Advani will applaud Mr. Varun like children, he may invite the death of the Hindu fundamentalist BJP! We already said that the non-BJP and non-Congress political parties must unite to save the democracy; otherwise they are deceiving their voters and supporters! The BJP like parties must be banned to save the constituion!

*S. Surjit Singh Barnala has been selected for the Mother Teresa Lifetime Achievement Award 2009 for his contribution in the field of social work and administration.

*Mr. Anbumani Ramdoss, Health Minister of India and Mr. R. Velu, Minister of state for Railways resigned after their party PMK walked out on the Congress-led UPA. PMK and AIADMK alliance in Tamilnadu and PMK will contest on 7 Lok Sabha seats in Tamilnadu.

TO-DAY`S INDIAN HIGHLIGHTS
Saturday, March 28, 2009 12:33 AM
Email: <c.l.chumber@gmail.com>

A person who does not believe in inter-state and inter-caste marriages is a true manuwadi.
The Manuwad can not be annihilated merely by talking against it. --- C. L. Chumber


*Mayaben Kodnani , a Gujarat minister wanted for allegedly leading and inciting mobs during the 2002 anti-Muslim riots  resigned and surrendered before the Special Investigation Team ( SIT ) after cancellation of her bail by the Gujarat High Court .

* Israel will provide India an Air defence system at a sum of Rs. 7,000 crores.

OUR COMMENTS: Indians need ROTI, KAPDA AUR MAKAAN (food, cloths, house & education i.e. initial basic need) not this useless defence system to protect the manuwadi and capitalist ruler class.

*Mr. S. K. Asthana , Deputy Inspector General , Patiala range ( Punjab ) transferred but the Election Commission , India  on complaint of Mrs. Partnit Kaur , Congress candidate from Patiala seat .

*The Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the Janta Dal (United) threatened to make the election issue unless the government acted swiftly to bring secret Swiss accounts holders to book.

OUR COMMENTS: The CPM and JD (U) were part and parcel of the UPA and NDA governments at centre, then why not they convinced their governments to take this step?

*The statement of BJP leader Ashok Taneja`s daughter, who had alledged sexual exploitation by her father over nine years, was recorded before the magistrate section 163 CrPC.

OUR COMMENTS: The Hindu God Brahma tried his best to rape his daughter and another Hindu God Vishnu raped the Adi Mata Varinda w / o Adi Bhagwan Jalandhar. When the old cock crows, young cock learns!

*The police asked Abhay Chautala grandson of Chaudhary Devi Lal , former Deputy PM of India to join investigation in the murder case of youth Congress leader Mr. Chand Singh Brar .

OUR COMMENTS: Indian judiciary system is very passive. I have personal experiences but our oppressed people are also not judicious minded that is why we could not get justice many times. I curse those injudicious mind people who will be punished by the natural justice!!!!!

*Mr. Arun Gavali will contest on his own party symbol instead of BSP from North Central Mumbai Lok Sabha seat.

* Mulayam Singh Yadav, Ram Vilas Paswan and Lalu Parshad Yadav alliance for 120 seats in U.P. and Bihar

OUR COMMENTS: All non-BJP and non-Congress parties must join hands to rule in India !

*Mr. Advani dares Manmohan Singh to a live debate on TV.

OUR COMMENT: All the heads of political parties must face the live debate so that voters may decide properly.

*Mr. Bhajan Singh a Dalit labourer of village Marhewal ( Ludhiana , Punjab ) suicide due to poverty.

OUR COMMENT: Mr. Bhajan Singh found fault in himself and he suicided. He was not enlightened about this filthy socio-political system .We must march to the villages to save other Bhajan Singh (S)!

*Mr. Mani Pal of Purhiran, Hoshiar pur drowned in the Saleran Dam.

TO-DAY`S INDIAN HIGHLIGHTS
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 5:31 AM
Email: c.l.chumber@gmail.com
BRAVE, SINCERE TO YOUR CAUSE NO ONE CAN DARE TO DISHEARTEN US BECAUSE WE ARE ENCOURAGING OUR PEOPLE TO BE SELF RESPECTFUL, HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS!!! - C. L. CHUMBER

*All I can discover (in the record of Advani) is the prominent role he played in the razing of the Babri mosque.- Manmohan Singh, PM, India

OUR COMMENTS: The Babri mosque was razed in the day light and the Congress Prime Minister PV Narsimha Rao was watching it on TV! If BJP razed the Babri mosque, the Congress razed the Akal Takhat of Sikhs. Both parties did these acts to gain political mileage.

*Whatever he (Manmohan Singh) decides, a minister first goes to 10, Janpath and takes permission of Sonia Gandhi. - L. K. Advani in Mathura rally  

*What more can I say? There may be several claimants for the post but no one comes close to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. - Sonia Gandhi, President, Congress.

OUR COMMENTS: He is not the choice of the people of India as he never won even a Panch seat of Village Panchayat .He is the darling of the manuwadis and capitalists globally! Dr. Chandan Mittra former Finance Minister of West Bengal in his autobiography wrote that he was first offered the finance ministership of India but he refused to be the stooge of the capitalist class. Then Manmohan Singh was selected (not elected!) .He may be a good bureaucrat but not an elected democrate!

*The Congress Party released its manifesto for Lok Sabha election.

OUR COMMENTS : The Congress as a part of the UPA government failed to implement the common minimum programme ( CMP ) including Lok Pal Bill , the bill of Women Quota , Communal Violence Bill , the Bill for rehabilitation of farmers, carving out Telangana state from the Andhra Pardesh , Bill on sexual harassment at work place , Reservation Act to codify quotas  and jobs for SCs and STs in private sector , increasing public spending in education to six percent of GDP and health to 2-3 per cent .

*The election commission of India has barred one hundred sixty one persons from Punjab from contesting any election till 2011 AD for not submitting the details of expenditure on their contest during the Punjab assembly elections!

*Mr. S.K. Chibber ,ex Lieut. Governor of Mizoram , S.C. Chabbra IAS ( Retd. ) and three others sentenced for one and half years imprisonment in a cheque bounce case by a court at Chandigarh .

*Mr. P.A. Sangma former Lok Sabha speaker and three other Meghalaya MLAs have moved the Supreme Court, challenging the imposition of President Rule in Meghalaya state.

*The PMK and AIADMK will alliance in Tamil Nadu for the Lok Sabha election.

*Mr. Raj Kumar Verka former Congress MLA and Sawaran Singh former IAS apposed the candidature of Mohinder Singh Kay Pee, state congress president from Jalandhar (R) Lok Sabha constituency and demanded ticket for Valmiki Sawaran Singh former IAS.

OUR COMMENTS: This is the internal issue of the congress which divided the Dalit congress men .The Akali Dal ( Badal ) allotted all the three reserve seats to two Mazhabi Sikhs and one Valmiki but did not allot any seat to Ad-Dharami , Ravidassia / Ramdassia and other SCs .BJP allotted Hoshiarpur seat to a former IAS belonging to Adi-Dharami .The Congress allotted two seats to Adi-Dharami , one seat to Valmiki / Mazhabi and one seat to Ramdassia Sikh .Dr. Sawaran Singh said denying a ticket to Valmiki community amounted to its violation of human rights and threatened to take up the matter with human rights commission . Interestingly, the commission will ask him to prove whether you are turbaned Valmiki or Mazhabi Sikh! The commission will ask him “non Adi-Dharami / Valmiki / Ravidassia / Mazhabi SCs are not human beings " and why not allot one seat to them? What is the merit of Sawaran Singh as Congress politician compared to Kay Pee? Mr. Kay Pee is president of the Congress due to his Radha Swami background! They are communalizing their ticket issue. The SCs should not follow the both camps of Congress SCs as they are the stooges of the congress which did not implement the Mandal Commission report in Punjab, not fulfilled the SCs backlog in services and not passed the Reservation Act. Had ever M.S.Kay Pee, Raj Kumar Verka, Sawaran Singh and any other congress leader (including Akali / BJP leaders) threatened to quit their respective parties on these issues?

*Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, former President of India will visit on Thursday the Dr. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology (NIT), Jalandhar ( Punjab ) to attend the convocation.

* Dr. Manmohan Singh, PM and his wife pay fourth time their obeisance at the Golden Temple and the Durgiana Temple, Amritsar but not at Guru Namdev Gurdwara, Guman, Guru Sain Gurdwara, Thathi Sohal and Bhagwan Valmiki Tirath near by due to his casteist bent of mind! 

*"No votes for those who show disrespect to Gadhar Party martyres," sloganed the villagers of Shahid Baba Bhan Singh, village Sunet ( Ludhiana)

*The followers of the militant Ghadrites must throw shoes on the leaders responsible!

*Mr. Varun! Read the Bhagwat Gita and try to understand the meaning of the religious text. - Priyanka Vadra D/O Sonia Gandhi

OUR COMMENTS: Had Priyanka read the Gita thoroughly? It is a war book! It declares that Shudras and women are impures!

TO-DAY`S INDIAN HIGHLIGHTS
Tuesday,
March 24, 2009 Email: c.l.chumber@gmail.com

THE SCs , STs AND OBCs OF ALL RELIGIONS MUST JOIN THE STRUGLE FOR THEIR SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION
AND ECONOMIC EMANCIPATION .-C.L.CHUMBER

*The Congress party announced its candidates for Lok Sabha election in Punjab - Mr. Mohinder Singh Kay Pee ( Jalandhar-Reserve ), Santosh Chaudhary ( Hoshiarpur-reserve ) Partap Singh Bajwa ( Gurdaspur ) ,Om. Parkash Soni ( Amritsar ), Rana Gurjit Singh  ( Khadoor Sahib ), Jagmit Singh Barar ( Ferozepur ), Ran Inder Singh S/O Amrinder Singh ex CM ( Bathinda ) and  Parnit Kaur ( Patiala ) , Sukhdev Singh Libra ( Fatehgarh Saheb ) , Munish Tiwari ( Ludhiana ) , Ravnit Singh Bittu ( Anandpur Saheb ) , Sukhwinder Singh Dainy  ( Faridkot -Reserve ) ,Vijay Inder Singla ( Sangrur ). Congress selected 8 new faces and all 2 sitting MPs.

*Baba Namdev Club won the Baba Dalip Singh Kabadi tournament cup organized by S. Iqubal Singh at village Ball Puria near Jainti Pur district Gurdaspur.

*Mr. Mohan Bhagwat replaced K. S. Sudarshan as the sixth RSS chief.

*Meghalaya Progressive Alliance, led by P.A. Sangma protested over the “partisan and unconstitutional act “of the Governor in recommending the President Rule.

*The Congress does not exist in U.P., Bihar and West Bengal! I have nothing to say about the advisors of Sonia. - Lalu Parshad Yadav.

*Three die as part of water tank collapsed in Santokh Pura, Jalandhar City ( Punjab).

*The Sehajdhari Sikh Federation demanded ban on the Nanakshahi calender with a damaged Akal takhat post Bluestar Operation from the Election Commission, Punjab.

*Rana Gurjit Singh sitting MP and congress candidate from Khadoor Saheb criticised SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar for his announcement to support SAD-BJP candidates.

OUR COMMENTS: Neither Rana nor Makkar are true Sikhs .They both are the stooges of the anti-Sikh forces and playing the political games! They are the yes men of the Sonia and Badal dynasties. They are doing the business of politics!

*The Central Information Commission has turned down the appeal of former MP Kuldip Nayyar for making the analysis of the India - China war, brought out in the Henderson Brooks Report, public.

*12 unauthorized Para medical and nursing colleges in Namakkal district (Tamil Nadu) sealed by the TN government.

OUR COMMENTS: This confirms that there is no ethics and law and order in India with the connivance of the government.

*The period of maternity leave for women officers in the armed forces has been increased three times to 180 days instead of the earlier sixty days.

OUR COMMENTS: Are the non-government pregnant ladies not the Indian citizens? They work in fields and building, road constructions even on the day of delivery! India is divided economically and socially deeply due to the manuwadi system.

*The Malerkotla police registered an FIR against S. Simaranjit Singh Maan, president SAD ( Amritsar ) and party candidate from Sangrur Lok Sabha constituency for allegedly violating the election model code of conduct.

*Mahabir Singh Yadav , the elector sent a complaint to the chief election commission of India alleging that the announcement by the BJP regarding Advani as its PM candidate has violated the provisions of the constitution .

OUR COMMENTS: Hurray! Every awakened citizen must struggle to restore the constitutional norms.

*The left front supported the reservation for Dalit Muslims and Christians.

OUR COMMENTS: The Hindus and Sikhs opposed the reservation for dalits. The Hindus, Muslim and Sikh leadership opposed the Mandal commission for OBCs .The Christian leadership in Punjab is also deadly against the reservation for Dalit Christians. THE SCs, STs AND OBCs OF ALL RELIGIONS MUST JOIN THE STRUGLE FOR THEIR SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION AND ECONOMIC EMANCIPATION.

TO-DAY`S INDIAN HIGHLIGHTS

Saturday, March 21, 2009 Email: c.l.chumber@gmail.com
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe!

*Mr. Varun Gandhi gets anticipatory bail till March 27, 2009 by the Delhi High Court restrained police from arresting him.

*The Samajwadi Party not averse to post-poll alliance with Congress .The pre-poll alliance in UP will not be an issue after the poll results as Cong won't be able to form govt without SP's support at the Centre. - SP’s Amar Singh.

*Mr. P.V. Naik has been appointed as the new chief of the Indian Air Force.

*Ms Mayawati announced  candidates for Lok Sabha election 29 non-Bahujans ( including 20 Brahmins , four Thakurs , 3 Banias and two others ), 20 OBCs , 17 SCs ( only on reserve seats ) , 14 Muslims in U.P. The Brahmins got the maximum share .This list has deserted candidates from other parties, criminals and only six women.

*The BJP categorically states that it completely disagree, dissciates , and disapproves the contents of the CD ( relating Varun Gandhi ) as sent to us . - Mr. R. Ramakrishna, BJP leader wrote to the Election Commission of India.

*A.B. Vajpyee again admitted in the AIIMS Hospital , New Delhi .

*In a seat sharing alliance in Maharashtra , the Congress and National Congress Party of Sharad Pawar will contest on 26 and 22 seats respectively!

*The cabinet of Himachal Pardesh passed the Himachal Pradesh Educational Institutiones (Prohibition of Ragging) Ordinance, 2009 under which an offender can be punished with imprisonment upto three years or fine upto Rs. 50,000 or both .

* Dr. Manmohan Singh, PM of India will visit Amritsar on 23rd March to pay obeisance at the Golden Temple .

*Ms Shelja , MP from Ambal ( Haryana ) , Navjot Singh Sidhu MP from Amritsar and Parminder Singh Dhindsa , Punjab Minister violated the model code of conduct by addressing in the school and gurdwaras .

*Nawan Shahar ( Punjab ) based NGO Human Empowerment League urged the Election Commission that polling staff be aware of section 490 of the Conduct of Election under which a voter can go to the polling booth and register him / herself and not caste his/her vote .

*The Punjab Petroleum Dealers Association has decided against supplying fuel on credit to the Government vehicles unless dues of the last assembly election , pending for the last two years , are cleared .

*The Chief Electoral Officer , Punjab directed the all Deputy Commissioners to submit a report on cable operators who are telecasting news programmes in violation the model code .

*The Chief Election Commission Of India asked the Chief Electoral Officer , Punjab to immediately inform it about the district level returning officers who were not following the EC directions  on registering new voters till the last date of filing the nomination papers in the concerned constituency . 

TO-DAY`S INDIAN HIGHLIGHTS

Friday, March 20, 2009 1:44 AM Email: c.l.chumber@gmail.com
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe!

*Mr. Shasi Kant , Additional Director General of Police ( Law and order ) , Mr. Sudhir Mittal , Home Secretary , Mr. Param Pal Singh , Deputy Inspector General , Border range and  Mr. Ranbir Singh Khatra , Sr. Superintendent of Police ( SSP ) , Police District Majitha removed by the Election Commission , Punjab after it noticed certain anomalies in transfers !
 
OUR COMMENTS: Saheb Kanshi Ram used to say that election should be held every year so that the rulers had to touch the feet of the esteemed voters! The Election Commission proved that there was effective “code of conduct “during the election period but after the election the executive and legislature jointly exploit the people and destroy the government treasury! Indian Judiciary is so much corrupt and unconstitutional that it do not dare to disclose assets of the Judges .There must be a law that the corrupt class one government officers, MPs , MLAs , MLCs and priests must be hanged till death publically so that our sweet country must be free from corruption and injustice ! In India, there is no effective constitutional machinary which compelled the youths to take arms at the cost of their lives.
 
*The CIA chief Mr. Leon Panetra met the Indian Home minister Mr. P.Chidambaram at Delhi.
 
OUR COMMENTS: We respect US for Lincoln like liberators of the people and we urge the US to follow the foot prints of Baba Lincoln and Baba Dr. Martin Luther King who sacrificed their precious lives to establish the society based on equality, equity, liberty, fraternity and justice to all! But now the US act as a dictator globally which may result in the downfall like the United Kingdom!
 
*A businessman from Gujarat state resident of an apartment on Mira-Bhayander road Mumbai arrested by police on raping his daughter over nine years after a tantrik Hasmukh Rathod reportedly told him the sexual act would bring him prosperity .The victim told police that she decided to speak up when her father attempted to rape her younger sister on the advice of the same tantrik.
 
OUR COMMENTS:
Our India is dominated by Manuwadi mentality. In Manusmiriti recorded that the Brahmin men had the right to marry the Brahmin lady and rape the ladies of the non-Brahmins! The Kashattriya men had the right to marry ladies of their Varna and rape all other ladies except of Brahmin Varna .The Vaish (Bania) men had the right to marry ladies of their Varna and rape only ladies of Shudra Varna. If Shudra men raped the ladies of non-Shudra varnas, their penius must be cut off .This filthy system corrupted the non-Shudra men so much that they created the Devdasi system! Even still in Varanasi / Kashi and Mathura, both focal points of the Manuwadi Hinduism the widows of Bengal area compelled to live to be exploited sexually by the Brahmin Pandas!


A father raped even his daughter to be prosperous financially .When I was the office secretary, North Indian region of BSP  H.Q.at Chandigarh , I came to know that an SSP even offered his daughter to the then DGP of Punjab .The girl escaped from the clutches from the beast DGP but the police persons handled her and handed over to the DGP .The same DGP selected some smart and young police ladies and ordered the SSP to send them Chandigarh ! Mata Sita had to suicide to prove her purity! The Manuwadi Hindus worship Brahma who tried his best five times to rape her daughter! This businessman must claim in the court that he is the incarnation of Brahma!!!!!
 
*In Phagwara ( Punjab) a youth Mr. Vishal Kumar Bagga (24) killed during the rivalry clash. The Police arrested five of the eight members gang.
 
OUR COMMENTS : Our parents do not nourish their children properly .There must be a compulsory certificate course of " parenthood " of atleast of three months for the unmarried youths .The children must be watched as the farmer watch his crop regularly .
 
*Advocate Jagmohan Bhatti filed the public interest litigation ( PIL ) in the Punjab and Haryana High Court , Chandigarh to know how the Haryana state has got fewer female voters this time as compared to 2004 Lok Sabha election , especially when the total population of the state has increased considerably during the past five years .
 
OUR COMMENTS: Once I interviewed Sahib Kanshi Ram Ji in 1987 AD for my magazine the 'Kaumi Udarian ‘. I asked him the dictator of Chile country shooted the elected representavis when they were going to take oath and Shiekh Muzibur Rehman of Bangla Desh was abducted by the rulers even his party won the election. I said that US sent 7th armed ship in the Bay of Bengal against India and USSR had to give warning that if US interfere this region then USSR would also jump in the battle! India attacked East Pakistan (now Bangla Desh) and one lac Pakistani soldiers surrendered when Babu Jagjivan Ram was the Defence Minister of India. New country was created and Mrs. Indira Gandhi got credit of it by honouring herself with the Bharat Ratan highest civilian award! I asked Saheb Kanshi Ram Ji how the people would let you rule India who even the Panchayati government land had in their possession. Saheb said," Koi vee raj tashtari ch rakh ke nahin dinda means No one gives the state in the plate! "
He had to sacrifice his precious life to capture the Prime Minister Office. He did not accept the offer by BJP to be the President of India as he was of the view that real power lied in the PMO not in the Rashtarpati Bhawan.


We appreciate Advocate Bhatti for his democratic constitutional vigilance that exposed the election machinery! We all must be vigilant as the Lok Sabha and Assemblies are the buildings where the future of our country and states are molded! Long live our democratic and constitutional systems!!!!!
 
*The National Election Watch (NEW) working on electoral reforms, has come up with a list of demands to disclose of criminal, financial and educational background of all contesting candidates as per the Supreme Court order on March 13, 2003.
 
OUR COMMENTS: There should be LLB academic qualification for MLAs, MLCs and MPs as they have to pass the Acts .There is an Institute in Pune (Maharashtra) which deliver political education. Indian government must arrange an exam like civil services for the candidates to be eligible for election!
 
*S. Parkash Singh Badal camped in the Bathinda parliamentary constituency where his family member and son of S. Amrinder Singh ex CM will contest.
 
OUR COMMENT: CM must do his duty at Chandigarh during the election period .The Congress and BJP nourished the Brahmin, Thakur, Bania and former Maharajas politically. The SAD also followed their footprints which will end as the rules of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and of Shiva Ji .We must finish the political dynasties democratically!
 
*The photos of both Badals have been removed from the government offices due to the ' code of conduct ‘!
 
*In Punjab , numerous voters have not their names in the voter list even having the identity cards issued by the election department!
 
OUR COMMENTS: My mother Mrs. Bishan Kaur, brother Mr. Tarsem Lal Chumber and his wife Mrs. Ranjit r/o Jalandhar City also have the same problem. I asked my brother to complaint to the SSP to file FIR against the culprits under IPC and the SC and ST atrocities Act so that in future no one can dare to delete the name of a voter!
 
* “The Sikhs are terrorists who killed my grandmother Indira Gandhi. The Sikhs and Muslims walk out of my meeting! “Mr. Varun Gandhi said in a meeting in Pilibhit (U.P.).
 
OUR COMMENTS: The Sikhs who killed Indira Gandhi had been hanged till death by the court order .Then Mr. Varun Gandhi should not communalize this issue. Actually he follow the footprints of his late father Mr. Sanjay Gandhi .Babu Jagjivan Ram once commented on Mr. Sanjay Gandhi when he said that India is ruled by one and an half persons means Indira Gandhi and half Sanjay Gandhi !
 
*Sharad Yadav, president of the Janta Dal (United) and Nitish Kumar, CM of Bihar ousted their bete noire George Fernades from electoral politics by denying ticket from Muzaffarpur ( Bihar) that he had won in 2004 AD.
 
OUR COMMENTS:
When Aurangzeb jailed his father Shahjahan and brother Dara Shikoh and captured the India, then his pro-sister Roshan Ara advised him not to let alive Dara Shikoh .At the advice of his sister, Aurangzeb beheaded his brother Dara Shikoh and sent his head to his father in a gift pack on a festival occasion. Shahjahan was happy to receive gift pack from his son but was shocked finding the head of his beloved son Dara Shikoh! Rama as king of Ayodhya preferred to banish Sita than leaving the kingdom! George Fernades, Sharad Yadav and Nitish betrayed the common cause and joined the Manuwadis politically!
 
*Uma Bharti a former CM of BJP will campaign for Advani!
 
OUR COMMENT: She is not matured. She has a manuwadi bent of mind. In 2007 AD, she withdrew her candidates during U.P. Assembly election in support of BJP.
 
*Third front has no significance and Congress will again form its government - Kapil Sibbal, sr. spokesman of Congress.


OUR COMMENT: The Congress governments never ordered state governments to implement the Mandal Commission Report, to fulfill the backlog of reserve seats in services and pass the reservation Act. What is the constitutional significance of the Congress and its governments at the centre and in the states?

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Thursday, March 19, 2009 1:44 AM Email: c.l.chumber@gmail.com
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe!

*Ms Mayawati will address a rally on 28th April, 2009 at Ludhiana. 

*BJP candidate Varun Gandhi said the 'doctored' CD was a vigorous attempt to malign him. He asserted he was a proud Hindu and not apologetic about his faith.

OUR COMMENTS: The BJP means Brahmin-Bania Jaatiwadi (castiest) Party which demolished the Babri Mosque at Ayodya on 6th December, 1992 to build the Ram temple. King Ram was the incarnation of Vishanu who raped Adi-Mata Varinda@Tulasi w/o Adi-Maha Bhagwan Jalandhar ( please refer the Padam Puran ) whose religious monument with a pond  built at Jalandhar city in Punjab in front of which ( only road distance ) Baba Mangu Ram Muggowalia established the head quarter of his Adi-Dharam Mandal . Mr. Varun Gandhi and his BJP are anti Bahujans i.e. SCs , STs , OBCs and religious minorities .They are undemocratic and unconstitutional .Hence BJP like parties must be banned and its leaders must be put behind  to save the constitutional and democratic systems !

*The left parties will join the government at centre! CPM launched a website in elections www.vote.cpim.org.

OUR COMMENTS: When the third front offered CPM leader Jyoti Basu to be the PM of India, then CPM “left" the offer! Why?

* Dr. Manmohan Singh chaired a meeting of the union cabinet for the first time after his heart bypass surgery. In this meeting the cabinet recommended the President rule in the Meghalaya state where the ruling party won the confidence vote in the assembly.

OUR COMMENTS: We strongly condemn this unconstitutional decision and demand to stop this step.

*Congress and Jharkhand Mukati Morcha alliance to contest on 7 and 5 Lok Sabha seats leaving Lalu Parshad Yadav 2 seats in Jharkhand state respectively.

OUR COMMENTS: Mr. Yadav and Mr. Paswan with other non-Congress and non-BJP parties must alliance to give befitting reply.

*The election commissioner of Punjab ordered “No political pictures in offices " even not the portraits of the CM.

OUR COMMENTS: CM is not political post, he is the representative of the legislature and head of the government .When the CM of Punjab delivered government grants in Sangat Darshan functions, the ruling alliance office bearers sat on stage and even address the people .Then the executive of the Punjab government did nothing to be this Sangat Darshan a political show! Actually, the executive wing of the Government surrendered to the Legislative wing for pity gains! As I Tehsil Welfare Officer struggled hard but I was compelled to sacrifice my job at the age of 21 when I had to nourish the 8 members family of my late father.

*The peon of Sirsa (Haryana) posed as IPS officer and arrested!

*OUR COMMENTS: Last year, sons of a rickshaw puller of Varanasi / Kashi (U.P.) and of a police constable selected as IAS and IPS respectively! Dr. Ambedkar rightly wrote that when a Brahmin lady got pegnanat, she wished her child to be a Judge of High Court but the Dalit pregnant lady wished her child to be a sweeper in the municipality. But now the Chief Justice of India is a Dalit due to the constitutional system.

In June, 2004, Mata Bishan Kaur mother of Saheb Kanshi Ram Ji met him in the Batra Hospital, New Delhi with the permission of the Delhi High Court, Delhi. In the night, we offered fruits. She ate and washed their seeds and kept in her safe custody. My wife enquired about and Mata Bishan Kaur replied that she would sow these seeds in her village! I exclaimed," That is the vision which gave birth to a visionary like Saheb Kanshi Ram! “The arrested peon is a very visionary and daring person to whom government and society must utilize properly!

*The trespasser photographer killed by a crocodile inside the Gir forest in Gujarat.

OUR COMMENTS: While we also passed through the Gir Jungle when we were going from Rajkot to DIU during our research tour on Adi-Maha Bhagwan Jalandhar. The photographer should not came out of his vehicle .Our video graphic Mr. Jan Sangram Chumber recorded the jungle life but he never came out of his vehicle. Now the technology has developed the zoom system in our video cameras, then why we are taking risk by reaching nearest to the violent beasts?

*The Indian Army has ordered a three-member departmental inquiry into the ' activities' of Malegaon bomb blast accused Lt Col Parsad Purohit.

*S. Swaran Singh a senior Dalit IAS officer in Punjab resigned to contest election.

*The blood relatives can only meet Mr. Jagtar Singh Hawara who was convicted in Beant Singh former CM of Punjab case.

OUR COMMENTS: But mother, brothers and sister of Saheb Kanshi Ram met him only by the Delhi High Court .We met him with about 50 people along Mata Bishan Kaur and second time on 30th June, 2004 at Batra Hospital, New Delhi. Ms Mayawati did not permit Chander Shekhar former PM of India to met Saheb Kanshi Ram at Batra Hospital .Why?

* Mulayam Singh Yadav changed five candidates in U.P. for Lok Sabha election.

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March 18, 2009 Email: c.l.chumber@gmail.com

Dear readers,

I was on tour of Gujarat state from 9th March to 18th March, 2009.
Today, I returned Punjab and you will read this column regularly. Sorry for inconvenience.

*Lalu Prasad's Rashtriya Janta Dal (RJD) will contest 25 seats, while Paswan's Lok Jan Shakati Party (LJP) will contest 12 out of 40 seats for Lok Sabha polls due in April and May, 2009. Three seats have been left for the Congress but the Congress denounced this seat sharing.

OUR COMMENTS: As we earlier floated an idea to unite the non-Congress and non-BJP parties, M/S Lalu and Paswan followed that idea. As we know, there is assembly election along this Lok Sabha in Sikkim state where Congress, BJP and CPM have joined an alliance against Mr. Chamling, CM of Sikkim!

*The Uttar Pardesh police registered a first information report (FIR) against the Bhartiya Janta Party's Varun Gandhi who was a grandson of former PM of India Mrs. Indira Gandhi in Pilibhit under section 153A for allegedly making inflammatory remarks with communal overtones. 

OUR COMMENTS: This reflects the bent of minds of the Congress culture of which Mr. Rajiv Gandhi ordered to finish the Sikhs in Delhi as well as of BJP which propagate King Rama of Ayodya who banished his innocent and pious wife Sita and killed innocent and pious Shudra saint Shambuk .The violent bent of mind can not lead the masses peacefully. The democratic system is it nullified the violence in society!
 
*In the largest-ever US arms transfer to India to date, Obama's administration has cleared a $2.1bn sale to India of eight Boeing Co P-8I maritime patrol aircraft.

OUR COMMENTS: India should improve relations with the SARC countries to be world power by peaceful methods. Indian rulers failed to provide bread, cloth and house to Indian citizens. They crush the Indian citizens by force instead of solving their genuine and constitutional problems.

*India and Chile signed four pacts at Delhi.

*S. Surinder Singh Kairon ex MP, son of former CM of Punjab S. Partap Singh Kairon died by cardiac failure and cremated at his village Kairon in district Tarn Taran in Punjab. He was the father of S. Adesh Partap Singh Kairon, state minister for food and civil supply, Punjab who is also son-in-law of S. P. S. Badal, CM, Punjab.

*S. S. S. Johal, DC, Moga served a notice to Mr. Rajinder Bhandari, president, BJP, Punjab on using the red beacon atop his personal vehical.

*Unaccounted cash and income of Rs. 82 lakh and Rs. 19.62 crore have been seized by income tax officials from 37 premises of three business groups in Chennai.

*Half centuries by Anjum Chopra and Reema Malhotra went in vain as New Zealand thumped India by five wickets in a Super Six stage match of the ICC Women's World Cup.

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March 09, 2009 Email: c.l.chumber@gmail.com

*Mr. Navven Patnaik, CM, Orrisa, will seek trust vote on March 11, 2009 to whom CPM, CPI, NCP, JMM parties decided to bail out Orisa govt.

OUR COMMENT: No power can stop the democratic and constitutional forces to establish the Be-gam Pura. On 15 March, 2009, we will be celebrating the beginning of the platinum jubilee birth day ( 75th birthday ) of Sahib Kanshi Ram in Gujarat. We assure his admirers that this 15th Lok Sabha will be BAHUJAN LOK SABHA to which Saheb called the people parliament .From 15th March to 13th May, we must be on leave to fully participate in election. I hope Orisa people will show the path to the Bahujan nation !

*The Congress Party demanded president rule in Orisa for free and fair election.

OUR COMMENT: During election period there is “code of conduct” which is just like a President rule.

*700 Punjab cops threatened mass leave to-day to stress on their demands.

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March 08, 2009 Email: c.l.chumber@gmail.com

*BJP got set back as its 11 years-old alliance with Biju Janta Dal (BJD) collapsed. BJP withdrew its support but BJD had no threat to its government.

*2 Dalits were killed following a dispute over offering prayers at the Muppidathy Anmam temple in Triunelveli.

*The Vigilance Department, J & K registered case against an IAS officer Mr. Mehboob Iqbal and eight others abusing of official position .

*The Vigilance department Punjab has registered a case against Mr. S.K. Sharma IAS, Director, Local Bodies government and three others on graft charges.

*Mr. Vijender Jain, former Chief justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court called upon the Judges to disclose their assets on their own.

*A FIR was registered against the commandant 0f 161-CRPF in the police station Nowhatta , Sri Nagar ( J & K ) for killing Mr. Shahid who was peaceful provoking .

*The Election Commission of India ordered to recover the cost of advertisement released in news papers on the Commonwealth Games from the officials who released this advertisement during the election period.

 *Dr. Rup Singh, Vice Chancellor, Central University of Punjab published an advertisement in the news papers asked the public to suggest the courses to be started to email address: cupvc09@gmail.com .

OUR SUGGESTION: We request our esteemed readers especially NRI to suggest the latest degree courses so that our children may join the healthy competition on international level!

 *S. Inderjit Singh Zira former health minister joined the SAD (Badal) party.

 *The sixth day Book Fair at Ludhiana organised by the National Book Trust of India, New Delhi ending on Sunday.

 *The joint SC and BC Officers Association (Agriculture / Horticulture / Animal Husbandry / Soil Conservation), Punjab criticized in a press club, Jalandhar that in these departments the reservation is not implemented and these departments do placements instead of regular recruitments.

*The three youths died on spot when their motorcycle smashed against a wall of Primary School, Khalwara on Jalandhar - Phagwara GT Road .Mr. Milan Kumar of Baring village, Harminder Singh of Kukkar Pind and Hardeep Singh of Paragpur.

OUR COMMENTS: We share  grieves with the deceased families and advise the youths not disobey the traffic rules for their own safety .In Punjab , we often see three youths riding on each motorcycle and without helmets .

*Mr. S. R. Ladhar IAS, Commissioner, Jalandhar Division inspected the examination centers of Matriculation.

*Advocate B. S. Lucky was elected president of the District Bar Association, Jalandhar ( Punjab ).

*Mr. Rajpal Singh , general secretary , the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee urged Sonia Gandhi to allocate 2 seats for BC congress workers in Lok Sabha as SAD already allocated Khadoor Saheb and Ferozepur seats to BC workers .

OUR COMMENTS: Why did not UPA or NDA implemented the Mandal Commission report in legislature? Now Saini community protested against declaring them BC but one day they will repent having no share in the government administration. The reservation is not a concession; it is just to secure the share of these communities from the unjust communities in the administration. Our children are now competition in the open merit . Dr. Ambedkar drafted the constitution, Babu Jagjivan Ram and Saheb Kanshi Ram were sure shot Prime Ministers of India if the communal and anti-constitutional forces did not play the foul games. Backward Classes should join hands with Schedule Caste to become the rulers!

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March 07, 2009 Email: c.l.chumber@gmail.com

*This government of Manmohan Singh has criminalized the half the cabinet. - LK Advani.
*S. SS Virk former DGP, Punjab may be new DGP of Maharashtra with the approval of the Election Commission of India.

* Pakistan should dismantle terror infrastructure. - P. Chidambaram, Indian Home Minister in Hyderabad .

*Mr. Parvez Musharraf, former President of Pakistan will address tomorrow the India Today Conclave in New Delhi .

*The SAD (Longowal) headed by S. Inderjit Singh Zira, a former minister.

*Dr. Surinder Singh Sahi former state executive member of BJP may contest from newly carved Khadoor Saheb Lok Sabha seat on BSP ticket.

* “I did not join the SAD (Badal) “Mr . Harbhajan Maan, a noted Punjabi singer refuted the claim of his joining in the SAD (Badal).

*Nine persons die daily in Punjab in road accidents and 32,419 applications under the Shagun Scheme for Dalit married girls are pending since 2006-07 financial year .This was disclosed by the Punjab government in the assembly session.

*FOLLOW UP NEWS: Mr.Shanno, a bonded labourer who was rescued by the Kapurthala police has become a permanently impaired because of the delay in treatment.

*FOLLOW UP NEWS: The commerce student is doing MBBS in Medical University , Faridkot .The authorities did not probe even on the order of Governor of Punjab .EH PUNJAB HAI PIARE!

*The Janhit Congress of Haryana joined the third front.

*The first women channel the Focus will be launched on Women Day 8th March.

*360 millions ( 36 crores ) Indian voters have cell phones .The 4 lakh villages out of 5.9 lakh villages now have cell phone coverage .

*The petition filed by Mrs. Paramjit Kaur widow of human right activist Jaswant Singh Khalra who was allegedly  abducted , torture and done to death by the Punjab Police in 1995 come up for hearing in the Punjab and Haryana High Court on 6th March and was adjourned for May 2009 by Justice Surya Kant .

OUR COMMENTS: S. Jaswant Singh Khalra was a very well known to me. He was formerly an activist of the International Democratic Party. We used to meet at IDP office in Jalandhar City . In March / April, 1989, he led a march on foot under the IDP banner wearing the slogan written gowns in Model Town , Jalandhar City area. Incidentally, we met and I served the tea with biscuits in the park .We enjoyed half an hour. This was perhaps our last meeting.

He was admirer of my  views on the Punjab problem expressed in the Kaumi Udarian special issue which was banned and TADA Act was imposed on me .He per cautioned me about threat to my life. I said, “Do pair ghat turna , par turna marhak de naal ' means live short but with self respect ." One day, I was shocked to read in the news papers regarding his untimely and plotted death in 1995. I also had to face the plotted accident in February , 1997 at Phagwara in which I lost my two friends for ever and I with my wife , son and three others severly injured .S. Khalra acted on " Do pair ghat turna , par turna marhak de naal ." We salute him who exposed the system by sacrificing his life.

*Mr. Ajay Partap Singh son of Late V.P.Singh former, PM of India joined the Lok Janshakati Party of Mr. Ram Vilas Paswan.

*Justice Srikrishna report blamed both police and lawyers in Madras High Court violence.

*BSP to contest all seats in Himachal Pardesh.

*The list of the Congress candidates for the Lok Sabha election will be released by 20th March, 2009 . - Mohinder Singh Kay Pee, president, Congress, Punjab .

*BSP allotted 50 percent (40 out of 80) tickets to party-hoppers in the forthcoming Lok Sabha election in U.P.

*The eleven thousand teachers will be selected after the Lok Sabha electiom in Punjab .
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March 06, 2009 Email: c.l.chumber@gmail.com

*All six teachers get life term for raping a Dalit student by the Patan district session court ( Gujarat ).

*The alliance between congress and Samajwadi Party is no more: Amar Singh, general secretary, Samajwadi party

*Mr. Parkash Singh Badal Chief Minister Punjab appealed the opposition to cancel the boycott of the Punjab assembly session.

*If you are an Indian citizen who is 18 on January 1st, 2009 and is eligible to be a voter, you can be registered as a voter till the last date of filing of nominations of your constituency!

*The Punjab government asked the Maharashtra government to send former DGP SS Virk to join investigation in a case of assets disproportionate.

*BJP as opposition party failed - Sheila Dixit, CM, Delhi .

*The Tehsildar, Kapurthala and SHO, Sadar rescued an injured bonded labourer, Channo , and his wife , Durga , from a farm house at village Kothe Isharwal . Mr. Channo’s hip fractured not treated for two months and the farmer Bagh Singh put his wife to work. Police brought them in an ambulance to admit in the hospital. S. Ram Singh, SSP, Kapurthala ordered to register a case.

*The six day annual Hola Mohalla festival at Anandpur Saheb will begin on 6th March.

*Mrs. Kuldip Kaur (30) an NRI shot dead in village Lehli Khurd near Chabbewal (Hoshiarpur ). She was based in Vancouver ( Canada ) and her husband S. Manjit Singh booked for murder on her brother complaint.

*The railway tickets will be sold in post offices in Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur, Ludhiana , Faridkot, Ferozepur and Gurdaspur.

*The centre is not biased against state and Sikhs - Jagmit Singh Brar, member CWC.

*Parkash Singh Badal CM, Punjab and his son Sukhbir Singh Badal had imposed undeclared emergency. - Congress Legislative Party, Punjab .

*One car, MNC announced rebate from Rs.28.000/- to Rs. 70,000/- on its models but no bicycle company offered any offer to its customers! Why? India is ruled by the rich, for the rich and of the rich!

*Kusamjit Sidhu , Chief Election Commissioner , Punjab  said that anyone could complaint regarding  election on  her mobile number 98767-33110 or may send SMS .

*The Naujawan Sabha, Punjab demanded to install the statue of Shaheed Bhagat Singh in the Jallianwala Bagh.

OUR COMMENTS: Dr. Ambedkar in a letter to the Times of India focused on the significance / utility of the public Library instead of the installation of statue of Sir Feroze Shah Mehta in Mumbai. We also agree to start a reference public library on the freedom movement and socio-religious movements in Punjab in the Jallianwala Bagh premises! We also suggest renaming the Jallianwala Bagh as Bhai Mehrab Singh Bir Jallianwala Bagh. Bhai Bir resident of village Baka Pur Tehsil Phillaur district Jalandhar ( Punjab ) started the movement (Gurdwara Sudhar Lehar) against untouchability in the Golden Temple and other Sikh Gurdwaras by organizing two days conference on 11 & 12 October, 1920 . (Please read SGPC history published by SGPC, Amritsar ).

*The BJP released second list of 46 candidates for Lok Sabha election .From this list, it is clear that BJP is also infectioned by the dynasty rule.

*Manmohan Singh government destroyed the democratic system - Mrs Varinda Karat, CPM leader.

*We eliminated the dictatorship of Congress in the democracy.

OUR COMMENT: The BJP represents the Varna / Caste system dictatorship from 5000 years. BJP means Brahmin, Bania Jatiwadi party. BJP highlights King Rama of Ayodhya who slaughtered innocent and pious Shudar Saint Shambuk and banished his innocent and pious wife SITA! Is it not correct? His Mr. Arun Shourie wrote a book “Worshiping False Gods “to humiliate Dr. Ambedkar. I refuted and established that theirs all Gods are rapists, racists and fascists according to their own scriptures in the http://dalitnation.wordpress.com

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March 05, 2009 Email: c.l.chumber@gmail.com

*The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) detects Rs. 2,500-cr leak in Punjab accounts.

*S. Gian Singh Sandhu IAS (Rtd.) passed away at Chandigarh who belonged to village Allahabad ( Hoshiarpur). He released the Punjabi version of "Adi-Dharam Mandal Report 1931 AD" on 12th June, 2000 , written by Ghadri Baba Mangu Ram Muggowalia founder of Ad Dharm Mandal Punjab and translated by Mr. C. L. Chumber Ex Tehsil Welfare Officer & chief editor of monthly journal "Kaumi Udarian”.

*Capt. Amrinder Singh Ex CM of Punjab and 16 others got interim bail in the Amritsar Improvement Trust case.

*The Congress boycotted the Punjab Assembly session.

*The Brahmos missile test successful.

*Seven people near Samrala ( Ludhiana ) killed in an accident.

*The Allahabad High Court reinstated eighteen thousands police persons who were dismissed by Mayawati government.

*S. Kartar Singh IPS, an Olympian wrestler promoted as DIG in Punjab police.

*The lady judge Amrita Lal of Mungeri Court in district Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh) committed suicide by burning herself.

*CM, Punjab ordered an inquiry against the district administration regarding the distribution of work and payments in NAREGA scheme, Kapurthala as S. Sukhpal Singh Khaira MLA raised this issue in the Punjab assembly.

*The people must defeat the anti-people alliances in politics - Mangat Ram Pasla , President , CPM ( Punjab ) .

*BJP will decide the candidate of Hoshiarpur seat on 9th March.

*The Punjab and Haryana High Court may order for CBI enquiry if Punjab government do not take stern action against getting admission by the son of a former VC of Baba Farid Medical University, Faridkot.

*Bhai Saheb Singh (one among the five Piyaras of Guru Gobind Singh Ji ) Dharamshala Sain Sabha( Regd. ) , Patiala  of the Nai Community ( Sain Community ) village SEON district Patiala ( Punjab ) installed the idol of Guru Sain in the temple. First, the community planned to build Gurdwara but they feared that the Akali Sikhs may posses it. Then The people compromised on the temple.

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Wednesday, March 04, 2009 Email: c.l.chumber@gmail.com

The election for 15th Lok Sabha will be held in 5 phases from 16 April to 13 May, 2009 . On April 16 (124 ) , April 23 ( 141 ) ,April 30 ( 107 ) , May 7 ( 85 ), May 13 ( 86) constituencies will be polled .The election will be held 5 phases in J & K  and Uttar Pradesh, 4 phases in Bihar , 3 phases in Maharashtra and West Bengal , 2 phases in Andhra Pradesh , Assam , Manipur , Jharkhand , Karnatka , Madhya Pradesh , Orisa and Punjab and in one phase in the remaining 15 states and 7 union territories. In the Punjab state, election will be held on 7th May in Sangrur, Bathinda, Patiala And Ferozepur and on 13th May in remaining 9 constituencies .The 71.4 crores ( 714 millions ) voters will participate at 8.28 polling booths .There will be 13.8 lakh electronic machines .There will be 21 lakh security personal and 40 lakh civil officials on duty .

* The assembly polls in Andhra Pardesh, Orisa and Sikkim will be held with the Lok Sabha.

*Mr. Devegowda former PM announced third front comprising eight parties CPM , CPI , TDP , RPI , Foward Block , Telengana Rashtriya Parishad Samiti, AIADMK and JD ( S ) .

* Third front will form the next government at the centre - Chander Babu Naidu, President, Telugu Desham Party.

*The Bangla Desh government blamed the hand of Pakistan in recent mutiny in Bangla Desh and the Pakistan government blamed that the firing on the Sri Lankan cricket team is sponsored by India . India blamed the hand of Pakistan in Mumbai terror dated 26/11/1009 AD!

*The Reliance Petro Ltd. and the Reliance Industries Ltd merger Okayed.

*The Indian Rupee today ended at all-time low of 51.93/94.

*The Allahabad High Court set aside the election of BJP MLA Mr. Shambhu Choudhary who contested on a fake SC certificate.

*S. Harvinder Singh Hanspal, ex president, Congress, Punjab is appointed the member of the National Minorities Commission.

*The Punjab government agreed to implement the 6th pay commission recommendations when the commission did not submit the report!

*S. Karnail Singh Paras father of S. Balwant Singh Ramuwalia, President, Lok Bhalai Party passed away.

*Mr. B.C. Khanduri, CM, Uttaranchal laid down the foundation of Guru Ravidas Gate at Hardwar .

*The Punjab police is infected by HIV positive in boarder area!*The farm labourers organized a mammoth rally at Ludhiana .

*S. Parkash Singh Badal may contest from Bathinda.

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March 03, 2009 Email: c.l.chumber@gmail.com

*The archeologists of Japan, Deccan College of Pune and Rohtak University discovered the Harappan Civilisation site in Rohtak ( Haryana )

* Dr. Manmohan Singh , PM of India is back on duty after recovering from surgery .

*Professor Dr. R. S. Dhaliwal, former head of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Deptt. PGI, Chandigarh sentenced 5 years jail for forgery.

*The Indian Government cleared International Airport at Ludhiana .

*The Air India will run London-Toronto flight from Raja Sansi Airport , Amritsar from the end of the March, 2009.

*The Left Front will contest all 42 seats in West Bengal . CPM will contest 32 seats, Revolutionary Socialistic Party four, CPI three and Forward Block three. The Left Front dropped its 13 sitting MPs.

*S. Parkash Singh Badal, CM, Punjab announced Parshu Ram Chair in the Punjabi University, Patiala and Rs. 1.5 crore for the village Khaati in Phagwara as heritage village.

*The Samajwadi Party announced total 64 candidates in U. P.

*Justice Kamaljit Singh Grewal, Punjab and Haryana High Court elected to the UN Appeals Tribunal.

* To-day is death anniversary of Lala Hardyal (14.12.1884-4.3.1939), founder President, Gadhar Party.

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Sunday, March 02, 2009 Email: c.l.chumber@gmail.com

*Mr. A.B. Vajpayee former PM discharged from the AIIMS Hospital, New Delhi.

*Dr. Rup Singh, VC, GNDU Amritsar resigned to take up the new assignment of VC of the Punjab Central University, Bathinda.

*There is Congress and National Congress Party deadlock on seat sharing. The NCP want to contest 24 seats and 20 seats out of Maharashtra state.

*Mrs. Sonia and Mr. Mulayam Singh Yadav met to resolve seat sharing in U.P. state.

*The President rejected the plea of removing Mr. Navin Chawla, election commission of India who is likely to be the chief election commissioner of India.

*Ms Mayawati lost the Bhadohi (Sant Ravidass Nagar) assembly seat by-election to Mr. Mulayam Singh Yadav party.

*The Congress and BJP are now regional parties. - N. Chander Babu Naidu , president , Telgu Desham Party .

*The Punjab School Education Board employees passed the fake bills amounting Rupees in lacs to a printer.

*BJP is not interested in Ram Temple at Ayodhya. It wants to build its temple in Delhi - Lalu Parsad Yadav.

*To-day is birth centenary of the Sikh thinker late S. Kapur Singh IAS (dismissed) former DC of Hoshiarpur.


COMENTS: His book “Saachi Saakhi “exposed the nexus of judiciary and legislature which dismissed him as IAS officer. This also highlights how the Sikh leadership created hurdles in the way of Dr. Ambedkar proposed conversion to Sikhism .We have an official group photograph of Baba Mangu Ram Muggowalia and S. Kapur Singh IAS posted as DC at Hoshiarpur. He was admirer of Baba Mangu Ram Muggowalia and once suggested Dr. Ambedkar to adopt Sikhism or the Adi-Dharam to follow the path of Maharashtrian Saint Guru Namdev and other Dalit Gurus but in vain!

*The Akali Dal will contest election on development issues - S. Parkash Singh Badal, CM, Punjab.

*The Air India Flight from Raja Sansi International Airport, Amritsar to Toronto ( Canada) delayed by 7 hours due to technical reasons.

Please refer to my previous news dated 26th instant ” In a suspected case of honour killing , Suman Devi ( 20 ), a Gujjars girl of village Pandori Beet in Garhshankar sub-division ( Hoshiarpur ) , was murdered with sharp edged weapons and her lover , Mr. Ashok Kumar( 24 ) , a Rajput of nearby Kot village , was seriously injured .( TO-DAY`S INDIAN HIGHLIGHTS Thursday, February 26, 2009 Email: c.l.chumber@gmail.com , http://www.ambedkartimes.com/World%20Media%20News.htm#to ).

FOLLOW UP NEWS:
Now the Punjabi Tribune daily published news that the lover Mr. Ashok Kumar not the relatives of Suman Devi killed her as she refused to marry with him. Her marriage was fixed with another boy on 28th February, 2009. The police got two days police remand of Mr. Ashok Kumar from the court. There is a Punjabi song” Piar the kahani loko kithey aa ke ruk gayi. Haasiyaan ton shuru ho ke, hanjuaan te mukk gayi” means” Look the people at the stoppage of a love story which started with smiles and ended in tears! “

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Sunday, March 01, 2009 Email: c.l.chumber@gmail.com

*Indian Navy gets charge of coastal security which was given in the war time.

*The central government announced six new Indian Institutes of Management.

*47 congress workers had been murdered allegedly at the behest of SAD-BJP leaders. - M.S. Kaypee, President, Congress, Punjab.
*Dr. Karan Singh, former minister and chairman of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, laid the foundation stone the Sanghol Heritage Institute at Sanghol on Ludhiana - Chandigarh road in district Fatehgarh Saheb.

*Mr. Harbhajan Singh Waraich , Tehsil Welfare Officer, Amritsar raped a Dalit girl in his office .The police registered FIR against him and the Deputy commissioner ( DC ) suspended him and wrote to the government to terminate him .

*Mr. Vajpayee former PM of India is likely to be discharged from the hospital.

*The central government announced the names of vice chancellors of new 15 central universities. Dr. Jai Rup Singh, VC of GND University appointed first vice chancellor of the Punjab Central University, Bathinda. Dr. R.C. Sobati of Punjab Technical University will be vice chancellor of the Himachal Pradesh Central University and Dr. Mool Chand Sharma of the Haryana Central University.

*Mr. Jai Ram Ramesh former union minister is appointed the co-ordinator of the Congress Party for the Lok Sabha polls.

*Capt. Amrinder Singh former CM of Punjab granted bail by the court till March 4 th in the Amritsar Improvement Trust case.

*The Punjab government announced Rs. 2 Lacs as compensation for the kin of farm suicide victims but not for farm labourers.

*The Sainis refused to be declared as backward class in Punjab !

*The Gujarat riots 228 missing victims declared dead after 7 years legally.

*14 Phagwara Improvement Trust officials charge sheeted for not taking action against the illegal Krishna Building construction of co-trustee.

*The 700 government attorneys of Haryana state proceeded on mass leave for their pay scale demands. The advocates of the Tamil Nadu High Court are also on strike from many days inspite appeals of the CM of Tamil Nadu and Chief Justice of India to return to work!

*In Hissar ( Haryana ) where " Two youngsters from Hissar ( Haryana ) - Rajesh Paswan ( 21) , a scheduled caste boy and Sonia ( 18 ) backward class girl of Jangra ( Khatri / Ramgarhia / Tarkhan / Lohar ) caste - had approached to the Punjab and Haryana High Court for security after solemnizing their marriage in Rajasthan on February 20 th , 2009 .They were accosted by the seven relatives of Sonia when they approached the court who were arrested by the Chandigarh police under charges of abduction and kidnapping" .

( TO-DAY`S INDIAN HIGHLIGHTS Saturday, February 28, 2009 Email: c.l.chumber@gmail.comhttp://www.ambedkartimes.com/World%20Media%20News.htm#t ) In the same Hissar ( Haryana ) Mr. Gaurav Hindu of Hissar , a mechanical engineer from the Punjab Engineering College , Chandigarh and girl  Vinni a Sindhi from Kota ( Rajasthan ) , computer engineer from the Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology , Delhi got married on 27th February , 2009 transcending barriers of caste and region .They met first time at Kota ( Rajasthan ) , where the two were attending coaching classes after theie class 12 examination. OUR COMMENTS ;One thing is clear that no power in the world can stop to die this filthy caste system as the well educated youths of all castes / varnas hate this system. By: C. L .CHUMBER on February 27, 2009 at 8:58 PM. http://kafila.org/2009/02/24/ss-stormtrropers-attack-obcs-celebrating-shiv-jayanti/#comments ).

*Mr. Raj Thakrey, president, the Maharashtra Navnirman Shivsaina said that his party would not alliance with any party.

*BSP named Kunwar Davinder Singh sitting MP of Samajwadi Party from Etah parliamentary constituency after quitting SP. He is the sixth sitting MP who defected from SP to BSP.

COMMENTS: In 1985 Punjab assembly election BSP had to search the candidates! Once Sahib Kanshi Ram said in his speech that he had to gave railway tickets with the party tickets to the candidates to reach home! Now the same so called BSP defected from Bahujan Hitaye to Saravjan Hitaye philosophy allots the tickets to the defected candidates ignoring the honest and daring party leadership. Mr. Carlyle said," A nation that does not worship her heroes and great leaders soon comes to grief."

*Mr. Ashok Gehlot, CM, Rajasthan expanded his cabinet to 23 by inducting 10 new ministers.

COMMENTS: Six BSP MLAs supported Congress government without any reason. What is ethic? It is just like Congress, BJP and CPM alliance in Sikkim !
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Saturday, February 28, 2009 Email: c.l.chumber@gmail.com

C.L. CHUMBER <c.l.chumber@gmail.com> wrote on Sat, Feb 28, 2009

*Mr. K. K. Atari is appointed as the Director General of Police, Punjab.

*The Congress party M.L.As boycotted the first day of Punjab assembly session by walking out.

*The Congress and the Samajwadi Party of Mulayam Singh Yadav grow apart over seat sharing in U.P. state .Mr. Yadav said, “The government, which we have supported during the height of the Indo-US nuclear deal imbrogilo, is now trying to send me to jail with the help of CBI."

*Mr. Shamim Faizi, national secretary, CPI of India addressed a rally in favour of Bathinda Lok sabha candidate Mr. Hardev Arashi and claimed that the third front would rule India now to “neutralize the bipolar politiacal arrangement espoused by both the Congress and the BJP."

*The work on the bridge over river Satluj at Gidderpindi village near Lohian ( Jalandhar) , which would connect Doaba , Malwa and Majha regions of Punjab on February 27th.

*S. Ranjit Singh Gill, first general manager of the Ranjit Sagar Dam passed away at Chandigarh who was awarded by the President of India.

*Mr. Lalji Tandon is the candidate of BJP from Lucknow (U.P.) instead of Mr. Vajpayee former PM of India.

*It will be tough for CPM if there is an alliance between Congress and Trinamool parties in the West Bengal - Jyoti Basu , CPM leader .

*Mr. Kiranjit Singh Gehari , president , the Lok Jan Shakati Party ( Paswan ) , Punjab announced the state body .

*The 83rd death anniversary of Shahid Kishan Singh Garhgajj founder of the Babbar Akali movement celebrated in his ancestral village Barhing on Jalandhar-Phagwara G.T. Road in Punjab.

COMMENTS : Shahid Garhgajj and late Master Mota Singh Pataara MLA( an OBC ) both planned to finish the traitor Bela Singh Jiaan who informed identity of Gadhrite Baba Mangu Ram Muggowalia in Manila ( Philippine ) to the Britishers .The Punjabi University , Patiala published the poetry books of the Gadhar Party and Babbar Akali movements .

*The sports tournaments at villages SARIH, LAMBRA and MAU SAHEB in district Jalandhar are in progress arranged by the NRIs especially of U.K.

*Mr. Richard Work, home minister of New Zealand is on tour of Punjab.

*The Hindu Jagran Manch and other societies appealed the election commission of India to withdraw the ' Elephant ' symbol of BSP as the Hindus worship elephant as Ganesha.

*In Rayya ( Amritsar) people beaten a butcher selling meat of sheep instead of the goat.

COMMENTS: Satguru Kabir Sahib Ji proclaimed in the Guru Granth Sahib," Kiya bakkari kiya gaae hai, sab ka lohu ek hai, Sahib Furmaya! Means there is no difference between a goat and a cow. All living creatures have the same blood due to the God / Nature! "

*BSP unit of Maharashtra announced four candidates out of six seats of Mumbai city among them Ali Sheikh and Arun Gavali are prominent.

*Pakistan and Bangla Desh countries which were once the parts of India are in deep crisis nowadays. The Sharif brothers debarred from contesting elections by the courts and the Bangla Desh Rifles revolted in which 70 persons including its director died.

*The journalists staged a peaceful protest outside the Punjab Assembly after they were denied entry passes to cover the proceedings of the session on its opening day.

COMMENTS: We condemn the concerned officials and ask the journalists to give a befitting reply to this undemocratic system in practice. They must learn from the Water Gate Scandal expose by two US journalists which resulted in the downfall of Mr. Richard Nixon, president of United Stat of America. They have to prove themselves the relevancy of the fourth pillar of the democracy .We have already been realized our people by our the Kaumi Udarian monthly to which crush the government imposed TADA like Act on us but in vain . Then we (Being myself resident editor the Bahujan Samaj Bulletin weekly) realized our people the relevancy of the press by the Bahujan Samaj Bulletin weekly of Shahid-E-Azam Saheb Kanshi Ram Ji which resulted in our plotted accident at Phagwara . A journalist Sahib Kanshi Ram Ji made the manuwadi political system to walk on crunches of alliances even with two dozen political parties. The journalists and intellectuals must study Saheb Kanshi Ram and follow his path even at the cost of their lives.

* 15 people died in a road accident in Barnala ( Punjab).

* 1000 demonstrators arrested in Chandigarh. They were protesting for theirs demands for the government aided schools in Punjab.

* The Punjab and High Court in a significant judgment ruled that the FIR is must even in suicide case.
* The chief election commission of India is expected to announce the election schedule of 15th Lok Sabha any time.
* Mrs. Sonia Gandhi , president of Indian National Congress Party addressed a rally in Khammam ( Andhra Pradesh ) and danced with the tribal ladies .In this district a tribal lady sold her new born son for Rs. 6000  to pay the bill of hospital of delivery charges .

* I am a still staunch Comrade! - Som Nath Chatterjee former speaker of Lok Sabha!

*Two youngsters from Hissar ( Haryana ) - Rajesh Paswan ( 21) , a scheduled caste boy and Sonia ( 18 ) backward class girl of Jangra ( Khatri / Ramgarhia / Tarkhan / Lohar ) caste - had approached the Punjab and Haryana High Court for security after solemnizing their marriage in Rajasthan on 20 February , 2009 .They were accosted by the 7 relatives of Sonia when they approached the court who were arrested by the Chandigarh police under charges of abduction and kidnapping .

COMMENTS : Our government , law enforcing agencies , religious and political leaders did not enlight about the constitutional and legal norms .Our friends who lecture that Baba Saheb Ambedkar drafted the constitution also failed to convince the masses to the relevancy of constitutional norms ! They do not even know that the present and Baba Saheb constitutions are separate and what amendments have been done in the constitution of Baba Saheb .The Parliament secreteriate of India published the calligraphic copies of Baba Saheb drafted and implemented constitution costing Rs.2000 only and also published the constituent assembly debates in 8 volumes in English and Hindi costing Rs.2000 only. I have both in my reference library .We must read the debates in the both houses of Parliament of India and our state assembly to know the actions of our governments and representatives .

The Ambedkarite and other Dalit religious social organisations must start to highlight the constitution, Indian Penal Code and other acts to be vigilant law abiding citizens and start inter-caste marriages to liberate from the Hinduism in practical. If a non -Hindu do not do inter-caste marriage, he / she is still Hindu in practice. A non-Hindu is who do not obey the caste / varna system in practice. Practice what you preach!

* The Punjab State Electricity Board fined Rs. 70 lacs to the Military Engineering Services for misusing electricity by supplying power to a private builder of construction of building.

* The central forces required for polls in Punjab at 12,000 polling booths-- KK Atari ,DGP

* Mr. Gaganjit Singh Barnala former MLA s/o S. Surjit Singh Barnala , governor of Tamil Nadu acquitted of rape charges by a Chandigarh court .

* The Reliance Industries Ltd. said that its board will meet on March 2 to consider and recommend the amalgamation of its unit Reliance Petroleum Ltd. with itself.

* The BSNL Ltd. ends 95 facility means a subscriber can phone direct in a circle using ' 0 '  and the local charges will be slashed to 50 paisa for STD ( all over India ) and 33 paisa local call per minute   from March 1 , 2009  !



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Friday, February 27, 2009 11:26 AM Email: c.l.chumber@gmail.com


 


*S. NPS Aulakh, Director General of Police, Punjab now appointed as Director General of the National Security Guards of India!

*Mr. K. K. Atari senior IPS officer may be the next DGP of Punjab.

*Mr. S. K. Verma, former DGP, Punjab indicted for grabbing the arms by misusing his official position.

*Rs. 350 crores sanctioned as the first installment for Bhanupalli-Bilaspur-Beri railway line by the railway ministry. This will cover 10 villages in Himachal Pradesh and 14 villages in Punjab .

*The BSNL Ltd. launched 3G ( third generation ) mobile service on 27th February in which subscriber may make video calls , surf the net , download movies , watch live TV , download music , play online games , online business. Log on to www.bsnl.co.in

*Mr. Bal Thakre leader of the Shiv Sena admitted in hospital in Mumbai.

*The political leaders are dishearted nowadays as the high commands allotted parliamentary tickets to outsiders. The Akali Dal (Badal) allotted Ludhiana and Jalandhar candidates the tickets on the joining day! BJP also allotted Amritsar and Gurdaspur tickets to outsiders in the last election and now it again going to allot ticket to a recently resigned IAS officer from Hoshiarpur. The BSP also allotted mostly tickets to outsiders! The Congress party is waiting. The dishearted cadre of the parties sings a sad song “KI KHATTIA MAI TERI HEER BAN KE means what I gained after becoming your beloved?”

*Mr. R.K. Jaiswal, new SSP, Jalandhar ( Punjab ) asked people to contact him in emergency on his mobile number 98158-00402.

*Mr. Mohinder Singh Kay Pee, president of Congress, Punjab  invited a meeting of the congress party screening committee on March 3, 2009 .

*The newly created National Dalit Front projected M. Ram Vilas Paswan as the candidate for Prime Minister of India.

*Mr. Arun Nehru former Home minister of India wrote in an article that ruling UPA alliance will win 210 seat including 149 seats of Congress and 26 seats of newly entered the Samajwadi party in U.P. He analyzed that NDA alliance will win 188 seats including 135 seats of BJP. Its partner Shiv Sena with 12 seats to be won refused to meet Mr. Advani .The JD ( U ) 19 seats also resented on the Ram Temple issue of  BJP . Mr. Nehru wrote that Third Front will win 144 seats including BSP ( 37 ) , CPM ( 36 ) , AIDMK ( 16) and TDP ( 13 ) seats . If Congress , BJP and CPM allianced in SIKKIM , then SAD & BSP in Punjab , BSP & SP in U.P. , Lalu , Nitish ( JD-U ) & Paswan in Bihar and TDP , TMC & BSP in Andhra Pardesh , DMK & AIDMK in Tamilnadu , BSP & JD ( U ) in Karnatka and BSP , Bhajan Lal & Devi Lal Son in Haryana do alliances , Congress and BJP both will win seats less than 150 . This will annihilate the anti-people forces, otherwise these non-congress and non-BJP parties are dividing the masses to be crushed by the Brahminism and     imperialists in a democratic world!

*S. Sukhbir Singh Badal, Deputy Chief Minister, Punjab announced the illegal colonies to be legalized in the function of the Punjab Colonizers and Property Dealers Association at Ludhiana . The colonizers have to pay Rs.400 per square yard to regularize the colony. The colony lower limit reduced from 75 acres to 25 acres and for group housing society, the 10 acre limit will be reduced to 5 acre. The Luxury tax for hotels, marriage palaces and hotels slashed.

*14th Lok Sabha comes to friendly end on 26th February, 2009 !

*Mr. Som Nath Chaterjee, speaker, Lok Sabha retired from the politics.

*The union government hiked 6 pc DA for its employees!

*The Supreme Court ordered the agitating advocates of Tamil Nadu to call off their strike and resume work latest by March 2 .

*The J & K government will revoke the Armed Forces Special Powers Act to strip the armed forces of their special powers in the terrorism-hit state.

*The Punjab assembly session begins which will continue till March 2009.

*Mrs. Laxmi Kanta Chawla, minister of health, Punjab  refused pay obeisance in the Sikh Gurdwara!

*The NANO car of Tata Company will be launched on 23rd March, 2009 .

*The Samajwadi Party unit of Punjab immerged in the Congress party.

* The Prime Minister must be a member of the Lok Sabha. - L. K. Advani.

* The anti-piracy cell formed under an IG (crime) in Punjab .

* Dr. Gurnam Singh is new registrar of the Guru Nanak Dev University , Amritsar .

* The Kapurthala police arrested two cops who had abducted a man three days ago

TO-DAY`S INDIAN HIGHLIGHTS
Thursday, February 26, 2009 Email: c.l.chumber@gmail.com

*39 persons died in a bus mishap in district Doda (J & K).

*Mrs. Ambika Soni, union minister for tourism demanded for white paper from the Punjab government on the financial assistance provided by the central government to the state and its utilization.

*Dr. R. S. Bawa, who held the post of the registrar of the Guru Nanak University for a decade, will go back to the department of economics ends on 27th February, 2009.


OUR COMMENTS : Colleges are still harassing even brilliant sc students – C. L. Chumber Aug 9 2008 , 5:16 PM EDT : I am a very simple, social and calm person .In my student life, I used to challenge the all students to top, otherwise I will suicide. I succeeded every year. But in a DAV college, my Hindu professors spoiled my dream to be a doctor. I challenged them that one day I would be a social doctor. The Hindu professors still spoil the careers of Dalit students. My son Mr. Kumarjiv Chumber was not permitted to appear in the 5th semester of the MULTIMEDIA DEGREE OF G.N.D.UNIVERSITY, AMRITSAR for two years. My wife had to go to university twice in a sem to get permission for admission and for exam permission. This was a routine upto 7th semester. In the 7th semester his classmates threatened to boycott the exam. I still remember how he loudly wept when he was not permitted to sit in 5th semester exam. My wife asked me to come in field to solve the problem. I went to the Brahmin lady principal of the APEE JAY COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS , JALANDHAR CITY to give us in writing. She refused. The principal had no principles. Then, we both met dealing superintendent of the university. He also refused. Then we met an assistant registrar who ordered to clear the matter. The Hindu clerk wrote note against us. The Sikh registrar ordered him to rewrite a note by allowing 5th semester as late appearing and 8th semester regular appearing. Our brilliant and determined son got 92% marks in 5th semester and 98% in 8th semester .My son`s Sikh professor of Kanpur resigned in protest. He helped his student in placement at Noida (up). I had pledged my sweet home for my children’s higher study with the nationalized bank releasing installments. A religious Dera, a group of news paper, an ex V.C. of university also created hurdles. We are still not in anger because we and our son gave a befitting reply to the manuwadis. Now the same college management is pursuing unofficially my son to be a professor in their college but my wife turned down their offer. The same way I turn down your” common man help” who worship rapist, racist and fascist Gods with thanks:

http://www.wetpaintcentral.com/account/c.l.chumber/thread/1749300/COLLEGES+ARE+STILL+HARRASING+EVEN+BRILLIANT+SC+STUDENTS+ +C.L.CHUMBER?t=anon

*Mr. N. N. Vohra , governor , J & K left his address to the first session of new assembly uncompleted while the members of the PDP party interrupted him on the human rights violations issue.
*Two Generals of Indian Army found guilty in the acts of commission and omission in the court of inquiry.

*The Mumbai police filed a 5000- page charge sheet against 38 including Mr. Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone terrorist captured in the Mumbai attacks of 26 / 11 , before the court of the metropolitan magistrate here.

*In a suspected case of honour killing , Suman Devi ( 20 ), a Gujjars girl of village Pandori Beet in Garhshankar sub-division ( Hoshiarpur ) , was murdered with sharp edged weapons and her lover , Mr. Ashok Kumar( 24 ) , a Rajput of nearby Kot village , was seriously injured .Mr. Ashok was refered to PGI Chandigarh . But now he improved and refered to Civil Hospital, Hoshiarpur .No arrest has been so far.

OUR COMMENTS : The centre government and the Punjab government announced Rs. 50,000 grant to the inter-caste married couples by equal sharing but the governments and society could not create amicable environment .We appreciate Heer-Ranjha , Sassi-Punnu , Sohani-Mahiwal , Laila-Majhanu but can not bear the existence of contemporary lovers ! Why? Do we not wish to dynamite the Varna / caste systems created by the manuwadis by inter- caste marriages as well as inter - Varna marriages or part and parcel of this filthy system?

One thing is clear that no power in the world can stop to die this filthy caste system as the well educated youths of all castes / varnas hate this system and when we celebrate the centenary of the Adi-Dharam Mandal in 1926 AD, at least inter-caste marriages among scheduled castes will be a routine work! As our Bharat Rattan Baba Saheb Dr. B.R. Ambedkar appealed his followers to dynamite the Vedas which had the first ever evidence of caste / varna system .At least, we can arrange inter-state / inter-regions marriages between the residents of Majha, Doaba and Malwa regions within our own castes! We should come out of the wells of regions / castes and swim in the ponds, rivers and seas! We pay obeisance to our daughter late Miss (?) Suman Devi and share grieves with Mr. Ashok Kumar, widower before marriage.


*No personal functions in the premises of government schools .The Punjab government banned which would create hurdles for poor parents who arrange marriages in the schools.

*The CPI-ML workers in thousands gathered in Bathinda for the " Raj Badlo , Samaj Badlo " rally , which was organized to kick start the election campaign of Com. Bhagwant Singh Samano , the party candidate for Bathinda Lok Sabha seat.

*Mr. Arjun Singh, union minister for human resources laid down the foundation of the Haryana Central University at village Jantpali in district Mahendargarh.

Posted on February 26, 2009 (01:10pm)

TO-DAY`S INDIAN HIGHLIGHTS
Wednesday, February 25, 2009 Email: c.l.chumber@gmail.com

*The former Union Minister in the Narsimha Rao cabinet Pandit Sukh Ram convicted for three years by a Delhi court in a corruption case!

* The Punjab state allotted two national universities and eleven IITs by the central government! The centre government is going to establish 12 national universities and one thousand Polytechnic colleges in India and out of these 11 will be in Punjab . Mr. Arjun Singh former governor of Punjab and union human resource minister laid down the first IIT in Punjab in village Phool Kalan (BIRLA FARM) 513 acres in district Ropar. Mr. Arjun Singh said that the Punjab needs technical education revolution! The first batch of 105 students of this IIT ( Indian Institute of Technology ) already studying at IIT , Delhi and it will work from July 2009 in the Polytechnic Institute ( Women ) at Ropar .S Parkash Singh Badal , CM and Chowdhary Swarna Ram , Technical education minister , Punjab also addressed the inauguration function .

* In the next financial year the Punjabis are expected to pay Rs. two thousand crores income to state government by drinking.

*
Mr. Som Nath former IAS joined BJP at Chandigarh.

* A twenty year old mother sold her new born child for Rs.6, 000:00 to pay her bill of hospital for delivery! She gave birth to a child in the Kotha Gundam hospital, district Khamam (Andhra Pardesh) which was under the parliamentary constituency of Mrs. Renuka Choudhary, union minister for women and children development.

* The centre government is busy to laid foundations before the declaration of election schedule for Lok Sabha. On 23rd February Mrs. Ambika Soni donated in crores for Bhagat Singh memorial at Khatkar Kalan, next day Mr. Arjun Singh laid foundation stone of IIT in Ropar and on 25th February Mr. Praful Patel, union state minister of aviation inaugurated the terminal building of the Raja Sansi International Airport, Amritsar. Mr. Patel inaugurated at 11.oo AM at Amritsar, at 1.00 PM at Dehradoon and at 3.00 PM at Jai Pur in a single day!

* Our family member will contest election from Bathinda! - Sukhbir Singh Badal

* Mr. Bal Thakre, president of the Shiv Sena refused to meet Mr. L.K. Advani, BJP candidate for PM!

* The son of a Lambardar will be further appointed Lambardar! - Ajit Singh Koharh.

* The birthday of Bhai Mardana Ji celebrated at state level in Ferozepur ( Punjab).

* The British High Commission , New Delhi cautioned the people about the misguiding elements and issued advertisements to visit websites : www.vfs-uk-in.com , www.ukvisas-gov.uk , www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk , http://ukindia.fco.gov.uk  . Phone 080-40084008 for visa inquiry of VFS global commercial guide.

* Ms Mayawati is fake political heir of Saheb Kanshi Ram - Devi Dass Nahar, national president, BSP (Ambedkar).

* The Janta Dal (United) partner of NDA will not seek vote in the name of Mr. Advani in Bihar state! Mr. Nitish Kumar, CM, Bihar and JD (U) leader said that Advani was fine but not BJP agenda of Ram Temple.

* Rs. 16,000-crore Bihar Plan finalized by centre but the finance minister of Punjab did not met S. M.S. Ahaluwalia, deputy chairman of planning commission on 24th February for the annual plan!

* Mr. H. D. Devgowda, former PM and president, Janta Dal (secular) said that the third front would be soon emerged!

* The Communist Party of India (Marxist) Member of Parliament has charged the United Progressive Alliance government with trying to dilute the war against corruption.

* The Indian government must demand the list of Indian depositors of SWISS banks, in line with the decision of the United States and United Kingdom in this regards.

Posted on February 25, 2009 (05:50pm)

BSP organises Balmiki Sammelan
on March 8 at Jind
( Haryana)
 
http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/002200902251151.htm
Posted on February 25, 2009 (09:50am)

GURU RAVIDASS AYURVAIDIK UNIVERSITY

“Mr. Parkash Singh Badal, Chief Minister of Punjab announced that the proposed Ayurvaidik University at Hoshiarpur ( Punjab ) will be named as Guru Ravidass Ayurvaidik University!"


Parkash Singh Badal

TO-DAY`S INDIAN HIGHLIGHTS
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 Email: c.l.chumber@gmail.com

The judicial mechanism of India failed completely! - H.R. Bhardwaj , Union Law Minister of India

OUR COMMENTS: We had already proclaimed that the Indian judiciary system died with the death of revered Mata Bishan Kaur Ji mother of Sahib Kanshi Ram and the democratic system died with the untimely death of Sahib Kanshi Ram s/o Mata Bishan Kaur! Pandit Bhardwaj Ji!  The judicial system and democratic system is not failed. You people played the foul game!

*S. Gurbachan Singh Galibh, twice congress MP from Ludhiana ( Punjab), ex Senior Vice President defected to SAD (Badal) and S. Sukhbir Singh Badal, president of SAD (B) announced him party candidate from LUDHIANA PARLAMENTARY (Lok Sabha) constituency.

OUR COMMENTS: There is anti defection law for elected MPs / MLAs. Why are not some norms for ex MPs / MLAs? Mr. Rajiv Gandhi brought this law but it proved to be a party dictatorship. There are thousands SAD party workers of Ludhiana area which were ignored to adjust the defected Congress leader! This is unethical, undemocratic and dictatorial step which must be discarded! 

*S. Har Mohinder Singh Chattha committee recommended to the Haryana government to have separate Gurdwara Management Committee for Haryana state. S. Parkash Singh Badal, CM of Punjab said that he will not allow this.

OUR COMMENTS: S. Badal must know that he submitted a secular constitution of his party to the Chief Election Commissioner of India and a criminal application against his party is pending in the court at Hoshiarpur for religious activities and submitting fake constitutions. (TO -DAY`S INDIAN HIGHLIGHTS, Wednesday , February 21, 2009 , http://www.ambedkartimes.com/World%20Media%20News.htm#today ).

Why is he interfering in the Haryana state affairs? He blamed many times that the centre is interfering in the Sikh affairs. And now how he does the same in the Haryana Sikh affairs! His nominee may go to court to challenge any illegality but you understand that he is governed by the Indian Constitution not by Jattwad! The Jattwad is a big challenge to the Sikhism as well as to the constitution!

* I (C.L. CHUMBER ) have in my hand a Punjabi daily " the Punjabi Tribune " , Jalandhar dated 23rd February , 2009 in which Mr. Davinder Paul , press reporter "  ' Lavarsh lashaan da maamla , Kang committee 935 mritkaan di shanakhat karan vich safal ' means ' Tke Kang Committee succeeded in identifying the unidentified dead bodies ' ". During the Punjab terror period 1984 AD to 1994 AD , the committee under a senior IAS officer S. Navrit Singh Kang organised by the Punjab government found 935 applications out of 1015 applications correct .The Kang committee appointed Justice K. K. Garg , session judge ( retd. ) to identify the unclaimed dead bodies .The National Human Rights Commission ordered the Punjab government to compensate with Rs.2.5 lacs to each heir of the deceased

According to Mr. Davinder Pal, the police of Amritsar and Tarn Taran cremated 2000 dead bodies as unclaimed .The matter was brought to the notice of the Supreme Court of India and it handed over it to CBI .The CBI identified the 1400 of unclaimed dead bodies out of 2000 .The 600 unclaimed dead bodies are yet to be identified by CBI. The main problem in this case to identify the heirs of the unclaimed dead bodies is to whom Rs. 2.5 Lacs each to be paid! The Punjab Police is also interested to settle this issue to get rid of it. The brain behind this genocide is manuwadi which treat the death of a Shudra equivalent to animals.  (http://dalitnation.wordpress.com/2008/12/12/not-white-tiger-but-the-black-panther-of-dalits-for-india/#comment-5098 ).

* Now, a Punjabi daily” The Ajit”. Jalandhar City (http://www.ajitjalandhar.com ) in its editorial by S. Barjinder Singh titled” Pakistan nun bachaun di laur’ means’Pakistan must be saved’!”I translate this editorial so that our readers may know the facts and views of a contemporary” -PAKISTAN MUST BE SAVED! ” To-day , the whole world is concentrated on Pakistan .The story of this country is heartburn and restlessness .The heartburn is due to at the time of its creation killed people in lacs and in lacs were homeless .In 1971 AD , it divided and a new country Bangla Desh created and again people in lacs were killed . Although Bangla Desh got independence yet it still struggle to be stable .Pakistan was created on religion basis but now the different groups of the same religion shed blood of each others .The organisations of violent nature regular kill the innocent people.

” There was a hope that the new government elected by the people will perhaps hold its control over the country .But this government is far behind and is directionless .Due to this the future existence of Pakistan is doubtful and the future of the people is very heartburn ! - - Including the Swati Valley of North West Frontier Province of Pakistan ( the 1881 AD census report of Punjab was clubbed with the N.W.F.P. - Chumber ) , the terrorist groups frightened and threatened the people .Due to it the thousands were killed and in lacs were compelled to migrate from theirs own land .The Pakistan government allowed these terrorists to implement their own laws which will neither be helpful to solve any problem nor bring peace . - - The most European countries including USA expressed theirs concern on Pakistan compromising with Talibans. ” ” The Pakistan government is helpless to solve this situation .NOW THERE IS URGENCY TO SAVE THIS COUNTRY AS THE FUTURE OF THE SOUTH ASIAN COUNTIES LIES IN THE FUTURE OF THIS( PAKISTAN ) COUNTRY.”
As I (C. L. CHUMBER) warned in my earlier writing that it is not commendable USA army attacks on Pakistan and India will not face USA and its allies after Pakistan destruction .If Pakistan is destructed then India will be no more Independent country ! After all , most of the Pakistanis are migrated ex-Indians ! We must be active to save the democratic constitutional set ups! http://dalitnation.wordpress.com/2007/12/14/aishwarya-rai-a-victim-of-brahmin-conspiracy/#comment-5105

*Gujarat CM Mr. Narendra Modi will start his Lok Sabha election campaign from the new Dindhori constituency (Pimpalgaon district) on 25th February, 2009.

OUR COMMENTS: Mr. Modi is a blot on the face of the Indian democracy. " The Gujrat government in an affidavit in the Gujrat High Court has said that Mrs. Maya Kodani , state minister led the mob , instigated them and distributed weapons to carry out Naroda riot which left 95 people dead in 2002 AD . "

*According to a report of the Comptroller and auditor general (CAG) of India, the Indian government did not utilized Rs. 78,000 (Rs. seventy eight thousands crores) foreign aid for which it paid fine of Rs. 124.54 crores to the World Bank and to the Asian Development Bank.

OUR COMMENTS: This is the case of mismanagement which resulted in loss of Rs. 78,000 crores and a fine of Rs.124.54 crores. The 35 percent (Rs. 27,300) was for the urban development and roads construction. The 30 percent was for the agriculture, forestry, power; water supply and sanitation .even rs.4815 crore for the health sector were also not utilized! Who is / are responsible(s) for this heinous crime? One day I planned to watch the working of the civil hospital, Jalandhar City. We got no medicine. My wife could not avail free medical treatment being government employee. Even the Red Cross medical store had no medicines prescribed. I asked why this so? The concerned made lame excuses. My wife who is familiar for her stirs said," when your medicines will come, the patients mortal remains will be immersed in the Ganga! "

If your good selves do not mind, the mortal remains of good management in India had been immersed in the rivers!

*The Supreme Court rejects plea of Capt. Amrinder Singh ex CM, Punjab to attend assembly session!

OUR COMMENTS: Capt. Amrinder Singh like many other MPs / MLAs of India attends the house off and on like a college student who gets admission in the college / university to enjoy. Capt. was mostly absent in the assembly sessions.

*Mr. Abhay Singh Sandhu nephew of Shahid Bhagat Singh demanded that an independent agency should monitor the work of memorial." Information sought by an NGO had revealed that Rs.3 crore was spent on a single function where a coin had been released ", said Sandhu.

OUR COMMENTS: Our governments ignore Baba Mangu Ram Muggowalia like International militant freedom fighter and International humanist who made the untouchables as touchables. Bhagat Singh wrote only an article “Achhut Da Swal - The Question of an Untouchable." Bhagat Singh had only three qualities; 1) JATT caste 2) Arya Samajist 3) Stooge of Lala Lajpat Rai who demonstrated to stop Baba Muggowalia to meet the Simon Commission to submit the demands of the untouchables. Both Jatts and Arya Samajists communities were against the untouchables and are still opponents! Mr. Abhay Singh Sandhu must also demand the independent enquiry that why Bhagat Singh is so highlighted and his co-martyrs Rajguru and Sukhdev are so much ignored as compared to Bhagat Singh!

TO-DAY`S INDIAN HIGHLIGHTS
Monday, February 23, 2009 Email: c.l.chumber@gmail.com


*The Mangalore Rural Police have registered a case against Union Minister of State for Women and Child Development Mrs. Renuka Chaudhury for her “Talibanisation of Mangalore “comment following the attack by the Hindutva fringe groups here recently.

*The Punjab School Education Board permitted its students to pass the examinations upto 12th class without passing the English, Mathematics and Science subjects!

OUR COMMENTS: The anti-masses forces are active in the Punjab and they have say even in the government. If a student passes the Matric (10th) class without these subjects he can not get admission even in the ITIs. How a student without these subjects can get admission in the professional degrees after 12th class? The Punjabis who wish to migrate in foreign countries can express their views without fluency in the English language? Dr. Upinderjit Kaur, Education Minister of Punjab stressed on three language formula (English, Hindi, and Punjabi) to be successful in the universe. She was delivering her speech on 21st February on the International mother-tongue day function held at Jalandhar City. This is a big plot to destabilize the masses from the professional education!!!!!

*1.40 crore children born in India every year face the risk of brain damage due to low iodized salt consumption.

*The Chief Justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan expressed concern over the violent incidents in the Madras High Court involving lawyers and police as “unfortunate “.

*The Gujrat government in an affidavit in the Gujrat High Court has said that Mrs. Maya Kodani , state minister led the mob , instigated them and distributed weapons to carry out Naroda riot which left 95 people dead in 2002 AD .

*Dr. Manmohan Singh is likely to attend the last day of the last session of the 14th Lok Sabha!

*The Batala ( Punjab) police arrested two accused wanted in a case of honour killing. Six other accused are still at large.

*Oopos! 14 errors found in PSEB-set English question papers of the middle class (8th).

*The border area of Punjab have been badly hit by the four major afflictions - female feticide , drug addiction , and tobacco and alcohol abuses .- Dr. Ambumani Ramadoss , Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare said in a seminar at Amritsar .
* Every fifth household commits female foeticide - Mrs. Harsimrat Kaur w/o S. Sukhbir S. Badal deputy CM of Punjab.

OUR COMMENTS: We demand the white paper on the female feticide to know the religious communities and castes who commit this crime en mass. This is established fact that the SCs / poor are against it and the rich and well educated people commit this crime mostly. Sex ratio :girls / 1,000 boys - Punjab ( 798 ) , Haryana ( 819 ) , Chandigarh ( 845 ) , Delhi ( 868 ) , Himachal Pardesh ( 896 ) and National average ( 927 ).

*Mr. Ram Vilas Paswan laid the foundation stone of Steel Authority of India Ltd plant at Kandori industrial area in Kangra district (H.P.)

*276 children are missing in the district Ludhiana ( Punjab ) in a year .This was disclosed in an information sought under the Right to Information Act.

*In Tamil Nadu some Hindu Temples allowed Dalits / SCs to enter the temples but some temples still do not allow.

OUR COMMENTS: Dr. Ambedkar agitated for entry in the Kala Ram Temple , Nasik ( Maharashtra ) and Bhai Mehtab Singh Bir also agitated against untouchability ( Please read SGPC literature ) in the Golden Temple , Amritsar . But Baba Mangu Ram Muggowalia founder of the Adi-Dharam Mandal declared that the aboriginal Indians were neither Hindu nor they belong to any other religion except the Adi-Dharam .( Ref. http://www.ambedkartimes.com/babu_manguram.htm ).Dr. Ambedkar established in his article " Are not the untouchables a separate element ? " , in the round table conferences ( 1930-32 ) and to the Simon Commission that the SCs are not HIndus !!!!!  (http://www.ambedkartimes.com/about_ambedkar.htm ) then why are we strugling to be Hindus? Our elite class is flickering mind .That is why we could not follow the straight path like the Adi-Dharam.

*The Kerala government plans Rs. 100 crore aids for Gulf returnees.

*The car of Rolls-Royce costing Rs. 4 crore introduced in Mumbai and the same day in Amritsar , " the Lakhtakia car " Nano of TATA sought blessings of the Waheguru at the Golden Temple .

*Mrs. Ambika Soni, union tourism minister has sanctioned Rs. 2.31 crores for development of Chamkaur Sahib as a tourist destination.

*An SHO in Mahendargarh (Haryana) district has been accused of raping a teenaged girl and a girl in the retiring room of SHO (POLICE OFFICER) at Nabha ( Punjab ) attempted to suicide.

*Lalu-Paswn to close an alliance to fight the NDA / BJP in Bihar for 40 Lok Sabha seats.
*Mr. AB Vajpayee is still in ICU at the AIIMS Hospital , New Delhi .

*A girl Miss Shusma Sharma student of St. Marry Inter College , Lucknow ( U.P. ) 7 years old passed the Matric ( 10th class ) exam .

Posted on February 24, 2009

Invitation to national summit on
'Manual Scavenging as Occupational violenceagainst Dalit Women' at New Delhi

SKA greets you in partnership to reclaim our dignity, equity and personhood
through breaking the caste system!

Date            : 25th Feb, 09,
Venue           : Vishwa Yuvak Kendra, Chanakyapuri,New Delhi
Time            : 10 AM onwards


Safai Karmachari Andolan-SKA, a national movement is committed to the total elimination of the obnoxious practice of manual scavenging that affects the dignity of nearly 1.3 million persons engaged in manual scavenging (safaikarmacharis) in India. Since 1996, we have undertaken several measures to pressurize the Governments and other related parties to implement the 'Employment of Manual Scavengers and Construction of Dry Latrines (Prohibition) Act 1993 that prohibits this inhuman practice. One such measure is the legal intervention by way of a PIL case filed along with 18 other organizations and individuals. The honorable Supreme Court has not only admitted our case but has also periodically passed orders reprimandingthe state parties for their negligence and inaction. The Supreme Court is continuing to demand time bound programmes and schemes to eliminate the practice and to rehabilitate all those employed as manual scavengers.

SKA organized a national consultation in November 2007 to develop a collective vision of eradication of manual scavenging with a year wise strategic plan to involve civil society cutting across social, political and economic strata. 'Action 2010'-a declaration of time bound movement to restore the human rights of 13 lakh safai Karmchairs-emerged through deliberations by the participants, including several community activists, leaders of social movements and human rights organizations and NGOs.

As more than 95% of those engaged are Dalit women , the thematic focus of themovement in the first year of Action-2010 i.e. 2008, Occupational violenceagainst Dalit women, drew hundreds of Safai Karmachari women in 13 states,at local and state levels into the arena of struggle as a result of SKA'smotivational and awareness activities; their innate urge for liberation from this atrocity was unleashed and they were spurred on to organise protest rallies and burning of the baskets and brooms used to collect human excreta.These actions proved baseless the allegations thrown upon safai karamcharis by civil society and Govt that SK women do not want liberation or are not prepared to take up alternative dignified livelihood. Hitherto invisible safai karmachari women are now in the forefront of the struggle, crossing the restraints imposed upon them by their families, questioning the bureaucrats, uninhibited even by the media glare to give a clarion call -"this atrocity shall no longer be tolerated!"

SKA proposes a national summit in New Delhi to bring visibility to the gender dimension of this occupational violence among women's rights' groups; it shall be a culmination of this thematic process, and continuation of solidarity building, as well as the declaration of strategic interventions of the second year's thematic campaign i.e. Manual scavenging -   'Stark reality of -untouchability'.

This summit will be led by safai karmachari women activists from 16 states who will share their tears and triumphs, their struggle and determination to break the shackles of this caste and descent based occupation, apart from interacting with prominent women's rights and dalit women's rights activistsfor solidarity and inputs to march forward.

Now is the time for women's rights activists and groups to actively denounce this shame of the nation and to join hands in solidarity with the liberation struggles of safai karmacharis. We invite you to join us in this National Summit and share your experiences in making significant contribution to the women's cause in the country;  in the process safai karamchari women will be enriched, paving the way for realizing  the collective dream of liberating all women from 'gender discrimination and occupational violence'.

Together let us jolt the Indian Govt and civil society into shedding its deeply entrenched apathy and callousness!

In Solidarity,

Bezwada WilsonK. Anuradha Dr.YMoses
Safai Karamchari Andolan (011-25863166 )
36/13 Ground floor, East Patel Nagar, New Delhi 110 008

Posted on February 22, 2009

JOIN THE BATTLE FOR JUSTICE!!!
PROTECT DALITS - SAVE RESERVATION RALLY
ON 24 FEBRUARY 2009 AT 10.00 AM Constitution Club Lawns,
Rafi Marg, Near Parliament, New Delhi !

 

I am sorry for being unable to send you information about the hectic negotiation around the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Reservation in Services and Posts) Bill 2008. Therefore, all of you are naturally worried about this. I have been receiving hundreds of telephone calls from our people who are concerned and committed to our cause.

Since I reported last time, following things have taken place:

  • We briefed about the Bill and its repercussion to the heads of all political parties. We provided them three documents (1) Copy of the bill that Rajya Sabha passed (2) Our analysis indicating how this bill was detrimental to the interest of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (3) Clause by Clause Amendments that we want as 'Dalit Watchdog". All these documents are attached with this mail for your ready reference.
  • After finding a huge mobilisation of people and BURNING OF THE BILL ON 12th February by Dalit organisations led by the National Confederation of Dalit Organisations (NACDOR), government went into spin. Government Spin doctors organised meetings on 12, 16 and 17th February.
  • Spin doctors in high places in the government and Scheduled Caste MInisters M/s Ram Vilas Paswan, Sushilkumar Shinde, Meira Kumar, Shailja Kumari, Panaka Laxmi etc joined a meeting organised by the Honourable Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha on this issue on 17th February 2009 in room number 53 in the Parliament at 9.15 AM. M/s D. Raja (CPI), Ambeth Rajan (BSP), R.K. Nayak (Congress), Ramdas Athawle (RPI) were also present in this meeting. Myself, Dr. Vivek Kumar (JNU), Prof Thorat, Prof Mungekar also also attended this meeting.
  • Government Ministers categorically said that they were empowered to discuss and agreed to amend the Bill by the suggested amendments. They also informed that they had discussed the issue with the Acting PM Mr. Pranab Mukherjee and he has assured that all amendments would be carried. We four - Mr. Ashok Bharti, Prof. Vivek Kumar, Dr. R.K. Nayak MP and P.S. Krishnan - sat together and finalized the amendments.
  • Copy of the amendments was handed over to the Government. But by evening, we got the news that government was not willing to carry out more than cosmetic changed in the Bill.
  • We approached Behenjee and she organised a Press Conference on 18th February in Lucknow . Press Release in this connection has already been circulated in this email list.  She demanded to withdraw this bill in this form.
  • On 19th morning, we met all the BSP Members of Parliament and briefed them about this. BSP MPs pressurised the Speaker to adjourn the Question Hour on this issue. Reservation Bill, which UPA Government was hiding even from the MPs, has now become a political and public issue. Dalit Ministers who are part of the Cabinet, which approved this bill for passing in the Rajya Sabha, are now trying to save their face.
  • On 19th Vyalar Ravi, the Parliamentary Affairs Minister informed the parliament that Government is considering some amendments. Mr. Ramvilas Paswan, who has been party to this draconian bill, organised a press conference to abuse BSP and Behen Mayawati. He had no courage to oppose this Bill when it was brought to the UPA Cabinet before being placed in the Rajya Sabha and instead introspecting he is taking liberty to accuse every active Dalit, including Behenji. What should we expect from the GOVERNMENT STOOGES?
  • Yesterday, Government has informed the Parliament that they will pass the bill with the Amendments. But they have not circulated any amendments so far. Ca we belive a Government that has been continuously stabbing the Dalits at their back?  Certainly not. We are asking the Government to publish the amendments publicly in all the newspapers in English, Hindi and all regional languages recognized by the India Constitution so that everyone knows what amendments would be carried out in this Bill.
  • Meanwhile, National Confederation of Dalit Organisations is going ahead with the massive Public Rally in New Delhi on 24th February 2009 at Constitution Club Lawns, VP House, Rafi Marg, Near Parliament, New Delhi 110001. Mr. D. Raja MP (CPI), who stirred the debate in Media by publishing his article in the Hindu newspaper and Mr. Amebeth Rajan MP (BSP) are helping us to mobilize the political support for this rally.
  • Posted on February 22, 2009

TO-DAY`S INDIAN HIGHLIGHTS
Wednesday, February 21, 2009

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  • The criminal complaint for forgery  against S. Sukhbir Singh Badal , President , the Shiromani Akali Dal ( Badal ) and Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab state , S. Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa , party secretary general , Dr. Daljit Singh Cheema , secretary and S. Surinder Singh Shinda , president of district Hoshiarpur has been filed in the court of the chief judicial magistrate , Hoshiarpur. S. Balwant Singh Kherha, chairman, the Malta Boat Tragedy Mission filed the complaint that SAD (B) had submitted false constitution for seeking registration / recognition from the Election Commission of India and submitted an attested copy of the constitution before the Gurdwara poll panel, which conformed to the conditions of the Sikh Gurdwara Act.

  • The other main accuse S. Kherha said that according to the Representation of People Act a political party must be secular but the SAD contested SGPC , Amritsar and Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee ( DSGMC ) .The court of CJM adjourned the case for March 28 for recording preliminary evidence .

    *The former Union Minister in the Narsimha Rao cabinet Mr. Sukhram Convicted by a Delhi court in a corruption case!

  • *The opposition in the Tamil Nadu Assembly session persisted with the demand that for discussing the unprecedented violence in the Madras High Court but the speaker said no debate could be allowed on Rule 110 and about 100 opposition MLAs were evicted en mass from the assembly .The lawyers protest continue and the High court ordered a CBI inquiry.

  • *On the complaint of S. Gurpreet Singh and his mother NRIs of U.K. , the Bathinda ( Punjab ) police registered a criminal case of forgery against Mrs. Rajinder Kaur wife of former health minister S. Teja Singh and his son Sandeep Singh
  • .
    *The Congress party declined to shake hand with J. Jayalalitha ( Tamil Nadu )  appeal for alliance !

  • *The SC / ST Reservation Bill 2008 have been returned to haunt the government.

  • *The curfew in Imphal third consecutive day .The government suspended DC and SSP for their negligence.

  • *The army did not possess any manuscripts or books of the Sikh Reference Library, Amritsar. - AK Anthony, defence minister.

  • *" We are interested only in knowing the importance of unshorn hair to the Sikh religion so that it can be settled if untrimmed hair constitute a sine qua for admission in to a Sikh minority education institution ," Justice JS Kherha made it clear .

  • *Mrs. Ambika Soni , Union Tourism and cultural minister announced Rs.1.5 crore for The Adi-Mahaguru Ravidas historical religious place at Khural Garh district Hoshiarpur and declared this religious place on tourist circuit .The few days later ,she announced Rs. 18 crores grant for Shaheed Bhagat Singh memorial at his ancestral village Khatkarh Kalan ( Nawan Shahar / SBS Nagar ) and now the ministry of Mrs. Soni in full page advt. in news papers declared Rs. 4.5 crore again for monument to be built in village Moranwali where Bhagat Singh was born in his mother ancestral village !

  • Our comments: Mrs. Ambika Soni disgraced Adi Mahaguru Ravidass Ji because he was belong to the ex untouchable community as well as Mahaguru of the ex untouchable. We know her mind and her in laws. Baba Muggowalia read in her in-laws school at Bijwara Kalan on Hoshiarpur-Una road in district Hoshiarpur. He had to sit outside of the class room being untouchable! One rainy day, he entered the class room but Pandit Pohlo Ram beaten him. Next day the class room was purified by the Ganga water but when that youngman passed away in 1980 ad, he produced 100 IAS / IPS officers from his caste only in district Hoshiarpur only  and the all others castes produced 64 only !!!!! We have to teach a good lesson to Mrs. Soni politically who is supposed to be a congress candidate from the newly carved Anand Pur Sahib Lok Sabha constituency!

  • *Late S. Beant Singh ex CM of Punjab was remembered on his 86th birthday by his family and congress party at his Samadhi, Chandigarh.
    * Mr. Avtar Singh Ealwal, president, Brahman Bhaichara Banao Committee, Punjab and state secretary Mr. Sukhpal Singh Sujma resigned from BSP and joined the Congress party at the residence of Mr.Arvind Khanna former MLA from Sangrur!
    * The BOPARAI KALAN village in tehsil Nakodar (Jalandhar), Punjab given to 200 peacocks conservation! The peacocks live in the vacant houses of NRIs!

TO-DAY`S INDIAN HIGHLIGHTS February 21, 2009 Email: c.l.chumber@gmail.com

*150 lawyers arrested for protesting against the Madras High Court violence in Chennai (Tamil Nadu).*India has 22 fake universities out of which 11 are situated in Uttar Pradesh (U.P.). *The BSP and BJP mps demanded withdrawal of the proposed sc/st (posts and services) reservation bill 2009 which expects 47 institutes of national importance from making sc/st reservation in their faculties.
*The indefinite curfew imposed in Imphal ( Assam ) in response to violent protests against killing of 3 government officials.

*THE CONGRESS ,BJP AND CPM HAVE JOINED HANDS SETTING ASIDE IDEOLOGICAL DIFFERENCES TO UNITEDLY FIGHT CHIEF MINISTER MR. PAWAN KUMAR CHAMLING AND HIS PARTY SIKKIM DEMOCRATIC FRONT IN THE ASSEMBLY POLLS DUE IN THE LAST OF THIS YEAR

TO-DAY`S INDIAN HIGHLIGHTS
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 1:03 PM

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Mr. Martin Luther King 3 s/o Mr. Martin Luther King junior is on tour of India to celebrate the golden jubilee of Dr. Martin Luther King, his grandfather visit to India on 9th February, 1959 AD . Mr. Martin Luther King 3 was in Delhi 0n 17th instant to talk on ' Evolution of a New Non-violent Revolution ' at the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad ( first Indian Education Minister ) Memorial Lecture-2009 .He said violence can be sectioned into three parts - physical , institutional and instructional . All three portray a negative impact on society. Non-violence renounces violence in all its forms hence being more powerful." He also condemned the uses of military power and said," A nation that continues to increase its military strength year after year is moving towards spiritual death! “It is coincident that one day before Indian budget tabled in parliament increased 34 percent budget on the military! On Sarav Shiksha Abhiyan (Education for all), mid day meal scheme and Higher Education BIG ZEROS percent increase!

Dr. Manmohan Singh. Prime Minister on Union budget said," A fine balancing act between the needs to restore economy and the constitutional constrains of pre-poll budget.”The opposition BJP general secretary reacted sharply," The fiscal deficit is underestimated. When the real figures emerge, this budget will be seen like the balance sheet of Satyam Company." Mr. Parkash Karat, national general secretary, CPM said," The interim budget makes tall claims but it is insensitive to the growing jobless and economic difficulties of the people." S. Badal CM Punjab and Ms Mayawati CM, U.P. sates also described ' directionless ' anti masses budget.


The election Commission of India banned on the election survey.

The Punjab government will build 18 railways over bridges and 16 model schools on the pattern of Central Schools. All schools will be in Bathinda, Ferozepur, Mukatsar, Mansa, Sangrur, Taran Tarn and Patiala only!

Mr. Ram Vilas Paswan, union minister for chemicals and fertilizers and steel laid the foundation stone of the Central Institute of Plastic and Engineering at Sonepat (Haryana).

The Indian government introduced a bill to set up 12 central universities in states.

The Adampur -Garhshankar road will be upgraded .This was announced by S. Badal CM in a rally at village Kherha near Mahilpur (Hoshiarpur). It is noteworthy that village Kherha produced Baba Ram Chand Kherha, editor of first ever Dalit weekly ' Adi-Danka ' in Punjabi and Urdu!

Ms Mayawati will alliance in M.P. with Ms Uma Bharti ex CM of Madh Pradesh.

Six Kids missing in Anand Vihar, Delhi since February 10, 2009.

The Madh Pradesh state police register case against 12 persons including Mr. Digvijay Singh ex CM of the state.

TO-DAY`S INDIAN HIGHLIGHTS
Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 6:35 AM

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Mr. Pranab Mukharjee , Foreign Minister as acting Finance Minister in the absence of Dr. Manmohan Singh , PM who is recovering from the bypass surgery of heart tabled a Rs.953,231 crore interim budget for 2009-10 .The defence gets 34 percent more ( Total Rs. 1,41,703 crore ) , rural employment scheme gets Rs. 30,100 crore , Bharat Nirman gets Rs. 40,900 crore , mid-day meals for students Rs. 8,000 crore , integrated child development scheme gets Rs. 6,705 crore , ' Sarv Siksha Abhiyan' ( campaign for education to all ) , Urban renewal mission gets Rs. 11,842 crores . RURAL : health mission gets Rs. 12,070 crore , drinking water programme gets Rs.74,000 crore , sanitation programme Rs. 12,00 crore , infrastructure development Rs. 14,000 crore allotted .

Mr. Mukharjee said," Farmers are our heroes." The agriculture support : grant for the department of agriculture and co-operation have been raised to Rs.10,651crore , the department of agricultural research and Education to get Rs. 3241.40 crore ,to strengthen short-term credit structure , revival package in 25 states involving financial assistance of Rs.13,500 crore , short-term crop loan up to Rs. 3 lakh at 7 percent per annum , launch of Rs. 25,000 crore Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojna to increase farm growth to 4 percent per year during the 11th plan . Rs. 65,300 crore waived of the farmers loan relief sceme. During this congress dominated government the support price of wheat Rs.1080 from Rs.630 per quintal and the paddy price Rs.900 from Rs. 350 increased.

*THE CONGRESS ,BJP AND CPM HAVE JOINED HANDS SETTING ASIDE IDEOLOGICAL DIFFERENCES TO UNITEDLY FIGHT CHIEF MINISTER MR. PAWAN KUMAR CHAMLING AND HIS PARTY SIKKIM DEMOCRATIC FRONT IN THE ASSEMBLY POLLS DUE IN THE LAST OF THIS YEAR !

OUR COMMENTS:
Shahid-E-Azam Sahib Kanshi Ram on 7th April, 1987 in a BSP state rally said that as we united, our opposition parties would also unite! Now, BJP and Congress parties can not rule without the crutches of alliances to stop the Bahujan Samaj politically. His so called followers also discarded his Bahujan theory and surrendered to manuwadis by accepting the Sarvjan theory !

*The Talibans of Pakistan are common enemy of US, India and Pakistan - Mr. Holbrook, US SPECIAL ENVOY SAID IN DELHI.

*First time in Punjab the voter list will be with the photograph!

*Mr. Amrinder Singh must release the list of the congress workers victims of state terrorism - Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal, Deputy CM.

*The resignation of Mr. Som Parkash I.A.S. accepted by the government who is believed to be BJP candidate from Hoshiarpur, Punjab.

*The U.P. police arrested the prime accused Mr. Gufran wanted in the five year old case in the murder of BSP MLA Mr. Raju Pal.

*A Sikh Jatha (group) of 200 Sikhs left for the Nankana Saheb under the leadership of S. Chattin Singh Samao a former MP from Bathinda (R) to celebrate first time the martyrdom of the Nankana Saheb tragedy in which many Sikhs were burnt alive on February 21, 1921 who mostly belong to SCs and OBCs .The Jatha will also visit Gurdwara ' Sacha Sauda ' also!

*In a seminar on ' Social and Physical infrastructure in Punjab ' organised at the Guru Nanak Dev University , Amritsar the University Grants Commission experts said that instead of free power , the government should supply quality education and health facilities , particularly in the rural areas .The scholars stressed on the quality of education , especially in government schools of the state need to be improved through better upkeep and effective supervision so that the teachers teach and the students study .

OUR COMMENTS: An RSS / BJP worker told me that we misguided S. Parkash Singh Badal to give free power supply so that the Sikh society might divide in agriculturists and non-agriculturists ! In 1909 AD, the Punjab Land Alienation Act was passed under which untouchables could not purchase even a residential plot in his name. No Sikh or Hindu organisation even SGPC opposed it. Baba Mangu Ram Muggowalia once met the CM Sir Sikander Hayat Khan in his office in 1937 AD. The CM requested him to take chair but Baba Mangu Ram Muggowalia Ji put the chair on his head and asked the CM where to place this chair because our people are not allowed to purchase land even to stand! Then this Act was repelled!

*Congress seeks PMK party support in Tamil Nadu.

*The Himachal Pradesh budget: no new taxes, bus fares down by 10 percent.

*Almost 11 years after it signed the United States Convention against Torture and Cries , Inhuman and Degrading treatment or Punishment , the Indian government has finally initiated steps to have a law to check torture by making it a punishable offence.

Members of Parliament belonging to Scheduled castes and Scheduled Tribes made a vehement and intense protest in the Lok Sabha on February 19, 2009 at 11:00 hrs at the start of Question Hour. All “ Members of Parliament belonging to Scheduled castes and Scheduled Tribes” across their party lines joined the protest and the proceedings of the house were adjourned for some 40 minutes. The Government through Parliamentary Affairs Minister was compelled to make a statement that the amendments in the bill would be considered and law on Reservations will be brought with proposed amendments.

Editor: Ambedkartimes.com

AMENDMENT PROPOSED IN THE
SC&ST RESERVATION BILL 2008

Amendment proposed in the SC&ST Reservation Bill 2008

Section 1:

Amendment proposed:

The words, “ It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, appoint” shall be substituted with the following words; following;

It shall come into force with immediate effect.”

After the amendment the Section will read as;

1(3) It shall come into force with immediate effect.”  

Section 2:  

Amendment proposed:

Section 2(j) shall be deleted  

Section 3:  

Amendment proposed:  

In sub section (1) of Section 3, after the words “by direct recruitment and promotion”, the following words shall be inserted;  

“and by deputation, in every one of Groups A, B, C and D posts and in every grade of each of these Groups, being not less than 15 percent for members of the Scheduled Castes and 7½ percent for members of the Scheduled Tribes or such higher percentages as already exist on or before the date of this Act in the case of direct recruitment and deputation and being not less than the percentage equivalent to their proportion in the population of the country or such higher percentages as already exists on or before the date of this Act in the case of promotion, 

After the amendment the Section will read as;

“3(1) “The Government shall reserve such percentage of posts for members of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes for appointment in civil services by direct recruitment and promotion and by deputation, in every one of Groups A, B, C and D posts and in every grade of each of these Groups, being not less than 15 percent for members of the Scheduled Castes and 7½ percent for members of the Scheduled Tribes or such higher percentages as already exist on or before the date of this Act in the case of direct recruitment and deputation and being not less than the percentage equivalent to their proportion in the population of the country or such higher percentages as already exist on or before the date of this Act in the case of promotion, , in such manner, as may be prescribed.” 

Section 3(1)  

Amendment proposed:  

The word “ vacancy” shall be replaced with the word “vacancies

After the amendment the Section will read as;  

“3(2) The vacancies reserved for members of the Scheduled Castes or the Scheduled Tribes under sub-section (1) shall be filled in such manner as may be prescribed.” 

Section 4: 

Amendment proposed:  

Delete this Section as well as the Schedule and Section 2(j)  

Section 5:  

Amendment proposed:  

(i) Replace the words “a Director in the Central Secretariat Service or equivalent posts in other establishments” with the words “a Secretary to the Government of India or equivalent or comparable posts in other establishments

(ii) The word “fit” appearing in line 5 of this section shall be replaced with the word “not unfit 

After the amendment the Section will read as;  

5. In the case of promotion by selection from one Group ‘A’ post to another Group ‘A’ post which carries the scale of pay, the maximum of which is equal to or less than the maximum of the scale of pay of a Secretary to the Government of India or equivalent or comparable posts in other establishments, the officers belonging to the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes, who are not unfit to hold the post and are relatively senior so as to be within the number of vacancies for which the select list is to be drawn, shall be included in such select list and considered for appointment.

Section 6  

Amendment proposed:

(i) In sub section (1) of section 6, the words “including a person” shall be substituted with “including persons”.

(ii) In sub section (2) of section 6, a fter the word “promotion” appearing in 1 st line, the words “or deputation” shall be inserted.

(iii) In sub section (2) of section 6, the words “on the basis of merit” shall be substituted with the words “on the basis of prescribed criteria

(iv) The following words shall be inserted at the end of sub-section 6(2):

and shall not be adjusted or computed against the reservation quota and the roster points not availed by such SC or ST candidates shall be available to other SC or ST candidates as the case may be.

  • Proviso appearing at the end of the section shall be substituted with the following proviso;

Provided that persons belonging to the Scheduled Castes or to the Scheduled Tribes shall not be denied the right to be appointed against any unreserved vacancy on the basis of the prescribed criteria on the ground that they have availed themselves of increased age-limit under section 7 and/or reduced fees under section 8.”

After the amendment the Section will read as;

6. (1) Appointment to an unreserved vacancy shall be open to all eligible persons including persons belonging to the Scheduled Castes or the Scheduled Tribes.

(2) Where such unreserved vacancy is filled by direct recruitment or promotion or deputation by a person belonging to the Scheduled Castes or the Scheduled Tribes on the basis of prescribed criteria, then, such person shall be appointed against the unreserved vacancy and shall not be adjusted or computed against the reservation quota and the roster points not availed by such SC or ST candidates shall be available to other SC or ST candidates as the case may be;

Provided that persons belonging to the Scheduled Castes or to the Scheduled Tribes shall not be denied the right to be appointed against any unreserved vacancy on the basis of the prescribed criteria on the ground that they have availed themselves of increased age-limit under section 7 and/or reduced fees under section 8 .”

Section 7:

Amendment proposed:

A new proviso prior to the existing proviso appearing at the end of the section shall be inserted with the following proviso;

. “provided that members of the Scheduled Castes and of the Scheduled Tribes who have availed themselves of increased age limit shall not be considered to be ineligible for appointment in any unreserved vacancy on the basis of prescribed criteria and shall not be denied the right to such appointment.”

After the amendment the Section will read as;

“7.(1) The maximum age limit fixed for direct recruitment to a service or post shall be increased by five years for members of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes.

(2) The maximum age limit fixed for promotion to a post, if any, shall be increased by five years for members of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes.

Provided that members of the Scheduled Castes and of the Scheduled Tribes who have availed themselves of increased age limit shall not be considered to be ineligible for appointment in any unreserved vacancy on the basis of prescribed criteria and shall not be denied the right to such appointment.

Provided further that no such relaxation shall be available where the maximum age limit for promotion has been fixed above fifty years.

Section 8:

Amendment proposed:

The following proviso shall be at the end of the section inserted;

“Provided that members of the Scheduled Castes and of the Scheduled Tribes who have availed themselves of the concession of reduced fee shall not be considered to be ineligible for appointment in any unreserved vacancy on the basis of prescribed criteria.”

After the amendment the Section will read as;

8. The examination fee or application fee determined for recruitment to a service or post through competitive examination or otherwise, may be reduced to such extent for members of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes as may be prescribed.

Provided that members of the Scheduled Castes and of the Scheduled Tribes who have availed themselves of the concession of reduced fee shall not be considered to be ineligible for appointment in any unreserved vacancy on the basis of prescribed criteria.  

Section 9:

Amendment proposed:

  • In sub section (1) of section 9 (line 1 st), the words “and desirable” shall be deleted.
  • In sub section (1) of section 9 (line 2 nd), after the words “direct recruitment”, the words “or by promotion or by deputation” shall be insert.

(ii) Proviso appearing after sub section (1) of section 9 shall be deleted.

(iii) In sub section (2) of section 9 (line 1 st), after the words “direct recruitment”, the words “or by promotion or by deputation” shall be insert.

After the amendment the Section will read as;

9.(1) Any standard of suitability, excluding the essential qualifications, required for appointment by direct recruitment or by promotion or by deputation to a post may be relaxed for members of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes, if sufficient number of such candidates possessing requisite standards are not available to fill the vacancies reserved for them;

(2) The experience required for appointment by direct recruitment or by promotion or by deputation to a post may be relaxed for members of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes, if at any stage of selection, sufficient number of such candidates possessing the requisite experience are not available to fill the vacancies reserved for them.”

Section 10:

Amendment proposed:

(i) In sub-section (1) of section 10, the words “consistent with the minimum standards of fitness required for appointment to the post” shall be deleted.

(ii) In sub section (2) of section 10, the words “consistent with the minimum standards of merit required for appointment to the post” shall be deleted.

(iii) In sub section (2) of section 10, the words “specified criterion” shall be inserted between the words “on” and “to” in line 1 st of this sub section.

After the amendment the Section will read as;

10(1) Where a qualifying examination is held to determine fitness of eligible persons for promotion by non-selection and sufficient number of members of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes fulfilling the qualifying standards are not available to fill the vacancies reserved for them, such qualifying standards may be relaxed in the case of members of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes.

10(2) Where a qualifying examination is held on “specified criterion” to determine merit on of eligible persons for promotion by non-selection and sufficient number of members of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes fulfilling the qualifying standards are not available to fill the vacancies reserved for them, such qualifying standards may be relaxed, consistent with the minimum standards of fitness required for appointment to the post, in the case of members of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes.

Section 12:

Amendment proposed:

The words, “ if it results in lowering their representation in relation to the percentage of reservation fixed for them ” shall be substituted with the words;

if their representation is below the percentage of reservation fixed for them or if it results in lowering their representation below the percentage of reservation fixed for them.”

After the amendment the Section will read as;

12. Where posts in an establishment are to be abolished and as a result thereof, the services of certain persons are required to be either surrendered or terminated, no such surrender or termination shall be made in respect of members of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes, if their representation is below the percentage of reservation fixed for them or if it results in lowering their representation below the percentage of reservation fixed for them.

Section 13:

Amendment proposed:

(i) In sub section (1) of section 13, after the words “designate an officer”, the words “belonging to Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe” shall be inserted.

  • After sub section (4), a new sub section (5) shall be inserted;

“(5) The Government shall establish and notify a scheme for monitoring the work of every liaison officer and to protect them from and to preclude any harassment for effectively discharging their duties under the Act.”

After the amendment the Section will read as:

13(1) Every establishment shall designate an officer, belonging to Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Tribes, of such rank, as may be prescribed, to function as a liaison officer for the purpose of ensuring that the provisions of this Act or the rules made thereunder or any direction issued by the Government regarding reservation are not contravened.

Sub section (2) to (4) as it is without change.

13(5) (5) The Government shall establish and notify a scheme for monitoring the work of every liaison officer and to protect them from and to preclude any harassment for effectively discharging their duties under the Act.”

Section 14:

Amendment proposed:

  • In sub section (1) of section 14, after the word “promotion” the words “and deputation, including short falls in fulfilling reservation with reasons and remedial measures proposed to be taken,” shall be inserted.

(ii) A t the end of the sub section (1) of section 14, the words “and shall also make them available to any Association or members of the Association.” shall be inserted.

After the amendment the Section will read as:

14(1) Every appointing authority, or an officer authorized by him in this behalf, shall maintain such documents and records, and furnish every year a report on the appointments of members of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes made by direct recruitment and promotion and deputation, including short falls in fulfilling reservation with reasons and remedial measures proposed to be taken , in such manner and at such time, as may be prescribed and shall also make them available to any Association or members of the staff under that appointing authority.

Section 15:

Amendment proposed:

The words “subject to the availability of finance and other resources” appearing after the word “shall,” shall be deleted.

After the amendment the Section will read as:

15. The Government shall develop and periodically organize training programmes to advance the competence of members of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes for appointment to services and posts

Section 16:

Amendment proposed:

(i) The word “knowingly” appearing after the word “Whoever” in first line shall be deleted.

  • The following words shall be inserted between the words “Tribe,” (in 2 nd line) and word “as the case”

”or on such false claim is appointed to a post or service as a member of Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe or is found after appointment that claim of being a member of Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe was false,”

  • The following words shall be inserted between the words “may be,” and “liable to punishment”;

“shall be dismissed from the post and service in any establishment to which he may have been appointed on the basis of such false claim of being a candidate from Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribes and such salaries as may have been paid and such training expenses as may have been incurred shall be recovered, and shall also be ”

(iv) the word “punishment” shall be substituted with the words “punishment ofimprisonment

(v) the word “or” shall be substituted with the words “and

  • the following words shall be added at the end of the section;

“and recovery of such salaries as may have been paid to him in the reserved post to which he has been appointed and/or recovery of such training expenses as may have been incurred on him.”

After the amendment the Section will read as:

16. Whoever makes a false claim of being a member of Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe or on such false claim is appointed to a post or service as a member of Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe or is found after appointment that claim of being a member of Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe was false, as the case may be, shall be dismissed from the post and service in any establishment to which he may have been appointed on the basis of such false claimof being a candidate from Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribes and such salaries as may have been paid to him for holding reserved post to which he was appointed and such training expenses as may have been incurred on him shall be recovered, and shall also be liable to punishment ofimprisonment for a term which may extend to three years and with fine which may extend to fifty thousand rupees or with both .

Section 17:

This section to be deleted.

Section 18:

Amendment proposed:

(i) The word “intentionally” may be deleted.

(ii) After the words “intentionally contravenes”, the words “ or fails to comply with” may be added.

(iii) The following words shall be inserted the words “he shall be liable for”:

punishment of imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years and with fine which may extend to fifty thousand rupees, in addition to”

(iv) The word “disciplinary” shall be deleted.

After the amendment the Section will read as:

18. Where any person responsible for implementing the provisions of his Act or the rules made thereunder, contravenes or fails to comply with any of the provisions thereof, he shall be liable for punishment of imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years and with fine which may extend to fifty thousand rupees, in addition to action under the service rules applicable to such person.

Add new Section 19 to 21 after Section 18  

“Section 19. The Government shall revise the Roster for appointment to posts and vacancies by providing in every cycle the earliest points for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes and so as to facilitate expeditious fulfillment of the reservation percentages in every group and every grade thereof.”

“Section 20. The Government shall set up an Arakshan Nyay Adalat or Tribunal for Justice in Reservation with its main Bench in Delhi and Benches in every State which shall have the status of High Courts with provision of appeal only to the Supreme Court for the expeditious adjudication of complaint relating to implementation of reservation and shall bring a Bill for this purpose at the next session.

“Section 21. The Government shall group together single posts of same type/category for purposes of providing reservation under this Act and thereupon each post in such groups, notwithstanding any of such posts being a cadre, carrying same or similar duties responsibilities or equal scale of pay, shall not be regarded as a single post for purposes of this Act.

(Illustrative groups -Secretaries to Government of India , Vice Chancellors of Universities.)

Section 21:

Amendment proposed:

  • Renumber the existing section 21 as Section 22 and may be inserted after section 21.
  • After clause (2), the following sub clause shall be inserted as sub clause (a);

(a) declaration of posts in any establishment as equivalent or comparable to Group A or Group B posts or Group C posts or Group D posts under Section 2(d) and section 5”, and renumber subsequent (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e) as (b), (c), (d), (e),and (f)

(iii) (a) In sub section (3) of this section, after the words “Every rule made by the Central Government under this section” the following words shall be inserted;

and every direction issued under Section 19”

(b) After the words “two or more successive sessions,”, the following words shall be inserted;

“and shall immediately thereafter be placed in the public domain by publication in the website of the Government”

(c) And add at the end the following words:

“and shall also place in the public domain through publication in the website of the Government particulars of such modification or deletion, as the case may be.”

(iv) The following new sub-section (4) shall be inserted after the existing sub section (3);

“(4) The provisions of the rules or directions notified by the Central Government under sub-section (1) shall be read into the rules, instructions, guidelines, advertisements of any establishment notwithstanding any omission in the rules, instructions, guidelines, advertisements of that establishment.

After the amendment the Section will read as:

21.(1) The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules to carry out the provisions of this Act.

(2) In particular and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, such rules may provide for all or any of the following matters, namely:-

  • Declaration of posts in any establishment as equivalent or comparable to Group A or Group B posts or Group C posts or Group D posts under Section 2(d) and section 5.
  • the percentage of posts for reservation and the manner of reservation under sub-section (1) of section 3;
  • the manner of filling vacancies under sub-section (2) of section 3;
  • the extent of reduction in examination fee and application fee under section 8;
  • the rank of the officer to be designated as the liaison officer under section (1) of section 13;
  • the documents and records to be maintained and the time and manner of furnishing report under sub-section (1) of Section 14.

(3) Every rule made by the Central Government under this section and every direction issued under Section 19 shall be laid, as soon as may be, after it is made, before each House of Parliament, while it is in session, for a total period of thirty days which may be comprised in one session or in two or more successive sessions, and shall immediately thereafter be placed in the public domain by publication in the website of the Government, and if, before the expiry of the session immediately following the sessions or the successive sessions aforesaid, both Houses agree in making any modification in the rule or both Houses agree that the rule should not be made, the rule shall thereafter have effect only in such modified form or be of no effect, as the case may be; so, however, that any such modification or annulment shall be without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done under that rule and shall also place in the public domain through publication in the website of the Government particulars of such modification or deletion, as the case may be.

“(4) The provisions of the rules or directions notified by the Central Government under sub-section (1) shall be read into the rules, instructions, guidelines, advertisements of any establishment notwithstanding any omission in the rules, instructions, guidelines, advertisements of that establishment.”

The Schedule:

Amendment proposed:

Delete the Schedule along with Section 4 and Section 2(j)

After the amendment the Section will read as:

There will be no schedule to the Act

Posted on February 23, 2009

THE SCHEDULED CASTES AND THE SCHEDULED TRIBES (RESERVATION IN POSTS AND SERVICES) BILL 2008

Dalit Lekhak Sangh Celebrates Govt's Backtracking On The Proposed Anti-Dalit Quota Bill

(Links to newspaper articles and short film on protest are given below main text)
 
Dear friends,
 
Krantikari Jaibhim!
 
The Dalit Lekhak Sangh celebrates the victory of the Dalit movement in forcing the Government of India, to amend the controversial Bill titled 'The Scheduled Castes and The Scheduled Tribes (Reservation in Posts and Services) Bill, 2008.' You may be aware that the Bill was hurriedly passed by the Rajya Sabha, on its last day of the previous session, in December 2008, and was to be tabled in the Lok Sabha during the current session.
 
Various Dalit, progressive and democratic organisations of teachers, students, grassroots activists, writers, besides concerned individuals, intellectuals, political parties, civil society organisations, artists, media persons, social activists and professionals etc., had opposed and lambasted the Bill in its current form. They had participated in multiple protests, dharnas, rallies and other forms of concerted action all over India, and lobbied to force the Government to amend the proposed Bill, prior to its being tabled before the Lok Sabha.
 
We look forward to your support and solidarity, in keeping a watch on the process of amendment of the proposed Bill, to ensure that the Amended Bill does not sport any Anti - Dalit / Adivasi / marginalised people clause.
 
For your reference, I am providing IMPORTANT LINKS to (1) A film on a protest by NMPR on the issue, at the Indian Parliament on 5th Feb 09. and (2-4) Links on some prominent newspaper reports on the Govt's backtracking on the Bill.
 
1) Youtube film on the protest - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-Ss-Xv_6Lc
 
2) Times of India news story -  http://tinyurl.com/toidalitbillnews
3) Hindustan Times news story - http://tinyurl.com/htdalitbillnews
4) The Hindu news story - http://tinyurl.com/hindudalitbillnews
 
 
Thanking you
In Solidarity // Anita Bharti

( Gen Secretary) Dalit Lekhak Sangh.

Posted on February 19, 2009

Bill No. LXXIV of 2008

THE SCHEDULED CASTES AND THE SCHEDULED TRIBES (RESERVATION IN POSTS AND SERVICES) BILL, 2008

In order to safeguard the interests of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes, National Confederation of Dalit Organisations (NACDOR) suggest following changes in the bill:

  • DEFINITION

Section 2 (j) restricts the entry of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in any job/vacancy/post or service which have been designated as ‘scientific or technical post’ and include those posts which needs qualification or use of knowledge of following sciences in discharging his or her duty:

  • natural sciences or
  • Exact Sciences or
  • Applied Sciences or
  • Technology

As this Bill does not define any of these subjects, it has been left to interpretation by the bureaucracy, judiciary or vested interests opposed to the reservation for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes.

This Section of the bill when read with the Section 4 (1) (iii) denies reservation to the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes in the posts higher than the lowest level of Grade A and classified as ‘scientific or technical post’.

It could be easily observed by reading advertisements of the government that most of the posts in these categories are other than the lowest grade of A. Can Government guarantee that there will be no recruitment for ‘scientific or technical post’ other than at the lowest level of Grade A?

Therefore, NACDOR suggest that Section 2 (j) may please be deleted.

 

  • RESERVATION IN APPOINTMENTS BY DIRECT RECRUITMENT AND PROMOTION

Section 3 (1) does not define percentage of definition and it has been left to the wishes of the government or its bureaucracy.

It is therefore, suggested that Section 3(1) may please be replaced with the following:

“The Government shall reserve posts for members of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes in civil services by direct recruitment and promotion such that it is not less than their proportion in the population”.

  • NO RESERVATION IN CERTAIN CASES

Section 4 (1) denies reservation in the following categories of posts and services

  • for a period of less than forty-five days;
  • for work charged posts required for any emergency relief work;
  • to posts higher than the lowest grade of Group ‘A’ posts and classified as scientific or technical; and
  • to posts higher than the lowest grade of Group ‘A’ in institutions of national importance and Indian Institutes of Management specified in the Schedule.

The schedule mentioned in Section 4(1)(iv) include following 47 institutes that include:

  1. Aligarh Muslim University , Aligarh
  2. All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
  3. Allahabad University , Allahabad
  4. Banaras Hindu University , Varanasi
  5. Delhi University , Delhi
  6. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar
  7. Imperial War Museum
  8. Six Indian Institute of Managements at Ahemadabad, Bangalore , Calcutta , Indore , Kojhikode, Lucknow
  9. Seven I IT’s at New Delhi , Mumbai, Kanpur , Kharagpur, Chennai, Guwahati and Roorkee
  10. Indian Museum , Calcutta
  11. Indian War Memorial, New Delhi
  12. Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry
  13. 14 National Institute of Technology at Surathkal, Agartala, Calicut , Patna , Durgapur , Hamirpur, Jamshedpur , Kurukshetra, Raipur , Rourkela , Silcher, Srinagar , Triuchirapalli, Warangal
  14. Malviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur
  15. Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal
  16. Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad
  17. National Library, Calcutta
  18. Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
  19. Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Management, Shilong
  20. Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat
  21. Victoria Memorial Museum , Calcutta
  22. Vishwa Bharti, West Bengal
  23. Vishvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur

Section 4(2) allows government to amend the above list by notification in the Official Gazette.

The implications of Section 4 (1) (I and ii) are far reaching.

Section 4(1)(i) denies recruitment to the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes in the appointments for a period of less than 45 days.

As Government posts are being contracted out, Section 4 (1)(i) while do not limit the appointment of the non-Scheduled Castes and the non-Scheduled Tribes, it positively discriminate with the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes by denying them reservation and hence appointment in such posts.

Similarly Section 4 (1) (ii) denies any reservation or recruitment of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes in appointment for work charged posts required for any emergency relief work (such as Bihar Flood, Tsunami, Gujarat or Latur Earthquake). It is now an established fact that the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes are discriminated in providing relief in emergency. Denial of appointment to the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes will further aggravate their problems in the time of distress.

As mentioned above, Section 4 (1)(iii) denies reservation and hence appointment to the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes to the posts higher than then lowest grade of Group ‘A’ and classified as scientific or technical posts. As per the definition of ‘scientific or technical post’ as defined in the Section 2 (j), most of the posts in the government fall under this category and hence the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes will not be eligible for the posts to be filled by direct recruitment other than the lowest grade of Group ‘A’.

Section 4 (1) (iv) denies reservation and hence recruitment of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes in the recruitment of posts higher than the lowest grade of Group ‘A’ in any institute of national importance and Indian Institute of Management or any other institute (s) which government may notify in the Official Gazette. This Section fundamentally violates the constitutional provisions of equality based on birth and caste.

Therefore, in the light of the above discussions, it is suggested that the Section 4 (1) with its sub-sections, (2) and (3) be deleted from the Bill.

  • INCUSION OF SCHEDULED CASTES AND SCHEDULED TRIBES OFFICERS IN THE SELECT LIST IN CASE OF PROMOTION WITHIN GROUP ‘A’

Careful reading of this Section inform that while the non-Scheduled Castes and the non-Scheduled Tribes shall be automatically selected for the select list, the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes need to be ‘relatively senior’, which prejudice the appointment of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes.

Therefore, the words ‘relatively senior so as to be’ appearing in line 5 of the Section (5) be removed.

Modified Section shall be as given below:

“In the case of promotion by selection from one Group ‘A’ post to another Group ‘A’ post which carries the scale of pay, the maximum of which is equal or less than the maximum of the scale of pay of a Director in the Central Secretariat Service or equivalent posts in other establishments, the officer belonging to the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes, who fit to hold the post and are within the number of vacancies for which the select list is to be drawn, shall be included in such select list and considered for appointment.”

9. RELAXATION IN QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

The words ‘and desirable’ appearing in line one of Section 9 (1) be removed.

Para 2 of Section 9(1) is unnecessary as appointments of the unfit candidates are not made. Hence this para be removed.

13. LIAISON OFFICER

Experiences of many decades have shown that the mechanism of Liaison has failed in desirable results in filling the reservation in services and posts. Liaison Officer being an officer designate by the appointing authority and a sub-ordinate of the same authority, will always be insecure and hence unable to discharge his/her duties under this act. Therefore, this law shall create a constitutional authority responsible for the implementation of this law. Therefore, it is suggested that a ‘Special Officer’ for the implementation of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Reservation in posts and services) be appointed under this law which shall implement the Law in a time bound manner and monitor the progress of the law for not less than the five year from the date when the level of presence of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes in the Government posts and services reach to the level of their proportion in the population. Accordingly following changes in the Bill are suggested:

Section 13 (1) may be changed as

“The Government shall appoint a ‘Special Officer’ not below the rank of Joint Secretary in the Central Secretariat Services for the purpose of implementation of this Act or the rules made there under or any direction or instructions issued by the Government regarding reservation are not contravened.”

Section 13 (2) may be changed as

The ‘Special Officer’ shall from time to time, inspect and verify the documents, records and reports with respect to appointments of members of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes made by the appointing authority of any establishment.

Section 13 (3) may be changed as

Where the ‘Special Officer’ is satisfied that any establishment has contravened the provisions of this Act or the rules made thereunder or any direction or instruction issued, he shall send a report to the head of the establishment clearly fixing the responsibility for the contravention.

Section 13 (4) may be changed as

On receipt of the report of contravention under sub-section (3), the head of the establishment shall take action for the penal action under section 18 against the person responsible for such contravention.

14. MAINTENANCE OF DOCUMENTS AND RECORDS AND FURNISHING OF REPORT BY APPOINTING AUTHORITY

The words ‘Liaison Officer’ appearing in third line , Section 14 (2) may please be replaced with ‘Special Officer’

15. TRAINING PROGRAMMES FOR SCHEDULED CASTES AND SCHEDULED TRIBES

This section subjects the training programmes of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes on the availability of the resources, whereas such condition is no where found for the officers of other category.

Therefore this section may please be modified as per the following:

‘The Government shall provide finance and other resources to develop and organize training programmes to advance the competence of members of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes for appointment to services and posts.’

18. PENALTY FOR CONTRAVENTION OF PROVISIONS OF THE ACT

In case someone deliberately contravenes the Act, this section provides only for the disciplinary action. Therefore, it is suggested that the Section 18 may please be changed as under:

“Where any person responsible for implementing the provision of the Act or the rules made thereunder, contravenes any of the provision thereof, he shall be liable for the punishment for a term which may extend to five years or with fine which may extend to one lakh rupees or with both.”

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AS PASSED BY THE RAJYA SABHA ON 23RD DECEMBER, 2008
Bill No. LXXIV-C of 2008
THE SCHEDULED CASTES AND THE SCHEDULED TRIBES
(RESERVATION IN POSTS AND SERVICES) BILL, 2008
(AS PASSED BY THE RAJYA SABHA)

A

BILL

to provide for reservation of appointments or posts in civil services for members of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes in establishments and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

BE it enacted by Parliament in the Fifty-ninth Year of the Republic of India as follows:—

1. (1) This Act may be called the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Reservation in Posts and Services) Act, 2008.

(2) It shall apply to every establishment.

(3) It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.

2. In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,—

(a) "appointing authority", in relation to a service or post in an establishment, means the authority empowered to make appointment to such service or post;

(b) "establishment" means every establishment owned, established, controlled, managed or financed by the Government and includes—

(i) a Ministry or department or subordinate office or attached office of the Government;

Bill No. LXXIV-C of 1 of 1956

(ii) a public sector undertaking or statutory authority constituted under any Central Act;

(iii) a corporation in which not less than fifty-one per cent. of the paid-up share capital is held by the Government;

(iv) a university established by a Central Act and its affiliated colleges, including medical and engineering colleges and institutions;

(v) a primary or secondary school or any other educational institution;

(vi) an industry, trade or business;

(vii) a Government company as defined under section 617 of the Companies Act, 1956; and

(viii) an autonomous body, organisation or institution receiving grant or aid from the Consolidated Fund of India;

(c) "Government" means the Central Government;

(d) "Group 'A' post" or "Group 'B' post" or "Group 'C' post" or "Group 'D' post" means a post which is classified as such by the President in exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the Constitution or by or under any Act of Parliament and includes an equivalent post in any establishment;

(e) "prescribed" means prescribed by rules made under this Act;

(f) "promotion by non-selection" means promotion made on the basis of seniority cum- fitness;

(g) "promotion by selection" means promotion made on the basis of merit-cum seniority;

(h) "recruitment year" means the calendar year for which the recruitment is made;

(i) "Scheduled Castes" and "Scheduled Tribes" shall have the meanings respectively assigned to them in clauses (24) and (25) of article 366 of the Constitution;

(j) "scientific or technical post" include post for which qualifications in natural sciences or exact sciences or applied sciences or technology are essential and the incumbent of such post shall have to use his or her knowledge in such sciences for discharge of duties.

3 . (1) The Government shall reserve such percentage of posts for members of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes for appointment in civil services by direct recruitment and promotion, in such manner, as may be prescribed.

(2) The vacancy reserved for members of the Scheduled Castes or the Scheduled Tribes under sub-section (1) shall be filled in such manner as may be prescribed.

4 . (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in section 3, there shall be no reservation where appointments are made— (i) for a period of less than forty-five days; (ii) for work charged post required for any emergency relief work; (iii) to posts higher than the lowest grade of Group 'A' posts and classified as scientific or technical post; and (iv) to posts higher than the lowest grade of Group 'A' posts in institutions of national importance and Indian Institutes of Management specified in the Schedule.

(2) The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, amend the Schedule by including therein or, as the case may be, omitting there from, any institution of national importance and Indian Institutes of Management and on the publication of such notification, such institution shall be deemed to be included in or, as the case may be, omitted from, the Schedule. (3) Every notification issued under sub-section (4) shall be laid before each House of Parliament.

5. In the case of promotion by selection from one Group 'A' post to another Group 'A' post which carries the scale of pay, the maximum of which is equal to or less than the maximum of the scale of pay of a Director in the Central Secretariat Service or equivalent posts in other establishments, the officers belonging to the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes, who are fit to hold the post and are relatively senior so as to be within the number of vacancies for which the select list is to be drawn, shall be included in such select list and considered for appointment.

6. (1) Appointment to an unreserved vacancy shall be open to all eligible persons including a person belonging to the Scheduled Castes or the Scheduled Tribes. (2) Where such unreserved vacancy is filled by direct recruitment or promotion by a person belonging to the Scheduled Castes or the Scheduled Tribes on the basis of merit, then, such person shall be appointed against the unreserved vacancy: Provided that no such appointment shall be made for promotion by non-selection.

7. (1) The maximum age limit fixed for direct recruitment to a service or post shall be increased by five years for members of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes. (2) The maximum age limit fixed for promotion to a post, if any, shall be increased by five years for members of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes: Provided that no such relaxation shall be available where the maximum age limit for promotion has been fixed above fifty years.

8. The examination fee or application fee, determined for recruitment to a service or post through competitive examination or otherwise, may be reduced to such extent for members of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes, as may be prescribed.

9. (1) Any standard of suitability, excluding the essential and desirable qualifications, required for appointment by direct recruitment to a post may be relaxed for members of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes, if sufficient number of such candidates possessing requisite standards are not available to fill the vacancies reserved for them: Provided that no such appointment shall be made where the candidate is found unfit to hold the post.

(2) The experience required for appointment by direct recruitment to a post may be

relaxed for members of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes, if at any stage of

selection, sufficient number of such candidates possessing the requisite experience are not available to fill the vacancies reserved for them.

10. (1) Where a qualifying examination is held to determine fitness of eligible persons for promotion by non-selection and sufficient number of members of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes fulfilling the qualifying standards are not available to fill the vacancies reserved for them, such qualifying standards may be relaxed, consistent with the minimum standards of fitness required for appointment to the post, in the case of members of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes.

(2) Where qualifying examination is held to determine merit of eligible persons for promotion by selection and sufficient number of members of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes fulfilling the qualifying standards are not available to fill the vacancies reserved for them, such qualifying standards may be relaxed, consistent with the minimum standards of merit required for appointment to the posts, in the case of members of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes.

11. The vacancies reserved for members of the Scheduled Castes or the Scheduled Tribes shall respectively be filled by members of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes only.

12. Where posts in an establishment are to be abolished and as a result thereof, the services of certain persons are required to be either surrendered or terminated, no such surrender or termination shall be made in respect of members of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes, if it results in lowering their representation in relation to the percentage of reservation fixed for them.

13. (1) Every establishment shall designate an officer of such rank, as may be prescribed, to function as a liaison officer for the purpose of ensuring that the provisions of this Act or the rules made thereunder or any direction or instruction issued by the Government regarding reservation are not contravened.

(2) The liaison officer shall, from time to time, inspect and verify the documents, records and reports with respect to appointments of members of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes made by the appointing authority by direct recruitment or promotion.

(3) Where the liaison officer is satified that any establishment has contravened the provisions of this Act or the rules made thereunder or any direction or instruction issued, he shall submit a report of such contravention to the head of the establishment.

(4) On receipt of the report of contravention under sub-section (3), the head of establishment shall take disciplinary action under section 18 against the person responsible for such contravention.

14. (1) Every appointing authority, or an officer authorised by him in this behalf, shall maintain such documents and records, and furnish every year a report on the appointments of members of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes made by direct recruitment and promotion, in such manner and at such time, as may be prescribed.

(2) The appointing authority or any other officer authorised by him shall make available such documents and records for inspection, furnish such information, and render such assistance, to the liaison officer, as may be necessary, to enable him to carry out his functions under this Act.

15. The Government shall, subject to the availability of finance and other resources, develop and organise training programmes to advance the competence of members of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes for appointment to services and posts.

16. Whoever knowingly makes a false claim that he is a member of the Scheduled Caste or the Scheduled Tribe, as the case may be, shall be liable to punishment for a term which may extend to three years or with fine which may extend to fifty thousand rupees or with both.

17. Whoever knowingly issues a false Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe certificate shall be liable for punishment for a term which may extend to three years or with fine which may extend to fifty thousand rupees or with both.

18. Where any person responsible for implementing the provisions of this Act or the rules made thereunder, intentionally contravenes any of the provisions thereof, he shall be liable for disciplinary action under the service rules applicable to such person.

19. The Government may, for giving effect to the provisions of this Act or the rules made there under, issue such directions to establishments, as it deems fit.

20. All memoranda issued or purported to have been issued by the Government in relation to reservation of posts in civil services for members of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes, immediately before the commencement of this Act, shall, in so far as they relate to the matters for which provisions have been made in this Act and are not inconsistent therewith, be deemed to have been issued under this Act as if this Act had been in force on the date on which such memoranda were issued.

21. (1) The Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules to carry out the provisions of this Act. (2) In particular and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, such rules may provide for all or any of the following matters, namely:— (a) the percentage of posts for reservation and the manner of reservation under sub-section (1) of section 3; (b) the manner of filling vacancies under sub section (2) of section 3; (c) the extent of reduction in examination fee and application fee under section 8; (d) the rank of the officer to be designated as the liaison officer under subsection (1) of section 13; (e) the documents and records to be maintained and the time and manner of furnishing report under sub-section (1) of section 14. (3) Every rule made by the Government under this section shall be laid, as soon as may be, after it is made, before each House of Parliament, while it is in session, for a total period of thirty days which may be comprised in one session or in two or more successive sessions, and if, before the expiry of the session immediately following the session or the successive sessions aforesaid, both Houses agree in making any modification in the rule or both Houses agree that the rule should not be made, the rule shall thereafter have effect only in such modified form or be of no effect, as the case may be; so, however, that any such modification or annulment shall be without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done under that rule.

THE SCHEDULE
(See clause (iv) of sub-section (1) of section 4)

1. Aligarh Muslim University , Aligarh 2. All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 3. Allahabad University , Allahabad 4. Banaras Hindu University , Varanasi 5. Delhi University , Delhi 6. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar 7. Imperial War Museum 8. Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata 9. Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow 10. Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad 11. Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore 12. Indian Institute of Management, Indore 13. Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode 14. Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai 15. Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati 16. Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur 17. Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 18. Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai 19. Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi 20. Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee 21. Indian Museum , Calcutta 22. Indian War Memorial, New Delhi 23. Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry 24. Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur 25. Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal 26. Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad 27. National Institute of Technology, Surathkal 28. National Institute of Technology, Agartala 29. National Institute of Technology, Calicut 30. National Institute of Technology, Durgapur 31. National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur 32. National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur 33. National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra 34. National Institute of Technology, Patna 35. National Institute of Technology, Raipur 36. National Institute of Technology, Rourkela 37. National Institute of Technology, Silchar 38. National Institute of Technology, Srinagar 39. National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli 40. National Institute of Technology, Warangal 41. National Library, Calcutta 42. Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 43. Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management, Shillong 44. Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat 45. Victoria Memorial, Calcutta 46. Vishwa Bharati, West Bengal 47. Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur

RAJYA SABHA

———— A BILL to provide for reservation of appointments or posts in civil services for members of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes in establishments and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

———— (As passed by the Rajya Sabha) GMGIPMRND—4677RS (S1)— 23-12-2008 .

Short title, application and commencement. Definitions.

Reservation in appointment by direct recruitment and promotion. No reservations in certain cases.

Inclusion of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes officers in select list in case of promotion within Group ‘A’. Unreserved vacancies to be open to members of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. Relaxation of age. Fee concession. Relaxation in qualifications and experience. Reservation in case of promotion. Reserved vacancies to be filled by members of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

Abolition of posts not to affect the representation of members of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. Liaison officer.

Maintenance of documents and records and furnishing of report by a p p o i n t i n g authority.

Training programmes for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

Penalty for making false claim.

Penalty for issuing false caste certificate.

Disciplinary action for contravention of provisions of Act.

Power to issue directions.

Existing office memoranda to continue.

Power to make rules

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COMMENTS ON THE SCHEDULED CASTES AND THE SCHEDULED TRIBES (RESERVATION IN POSTS AND SERVICES) BILL, 2008
(As passed by the Rajya Sabha)
Dr. Ambedkar Chetna Manch (Regd.) P.O. Dinanagar, Tehsil & District Gurdaspur, Punjab – India

COMMENTS:

  • The Bill was introduced in the Parliament and the same was referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee of the Department of Personnel. The committee gave a report in June 2005 inserting a penal clause for erring authorities (imprisonment for three years and Rs. 50, 000 as fine, or both) and deleting the "unfit" proviso, among others.
  • The government brushed aside the report, re-drafted the Bill by dropping OBCs from its ambit. The Ministries that are large employers perhaps have not been consulted.
  • After adding anti-reservation provisions to it, the Bill was introduced in the Rajya Sabha in 2008.
  • The Bill was passed in the Upper House in less than two minutes amidst ruckus and without any discussion.
  • The Bill as passed by the Rajya Sabha on 23 rd December 2008 wipes out, restricts and cripples to a greater extent, the provision of reservation for the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
  • The core focus of the Bill has been to limit reservation of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes rather then extending it to Private Sector.
  • What to talk of extending the reservation to private sector, the present Bill takes away 47 government institutions from the purview of reservation and these include the Indian Institutes of Technology, the Indian Institutes of Management, Post Graduate Medical Institutions, the National Institutes of Technology and five Central universities.
  • The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes have been fighting for dignity and the right of employment in the private sector and reservation with respect to Class I posts including those of Secretary to the Government.
  • The Bill in its present form nullifies the instructions issued for reservation in teaching posts such as Reader and Professor in universities and institutions in 2005 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development and other Departments / Ministries of Government. The government has sidelined the Union Public Service Commission and stopped consulting it with regard to scientific and technical posts.
  • The upward movement towards progress of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes are making progress through democratic movements in the 21st century. Such kind of detrimental and damaging legislations would serve as stumbling block in getting adequate representation for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes at all levels of employment.
  • The new Bill has created a situation with which at one stroke, the historic efforts of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and the founding fathers of the Constitution are defeated and brushed aside.
  • The Bill needs a thorough recasting by removing the restraining and preventive references and needs to be enacted as a progressive and landmark Legislation ushering a new era of social justice and empowerment for the exploited and have-nots in the social fabric of society of this country.

13. Section 4:

Earlier, when the bill was referred to the Standing Committee, sub section 4(1) of the Bill did not have anti-reservation provisions such as the Schedule containing 47 institutions. Now sub section 4(1) pr