Thursday, March 31, 2016


You are right sir. 
have seen at least two stooge SC judges who passed order as desired by ASG who himself was not even present on the day of hearing.
also incidents when Judge say a thing in court, but in order, comes out a few days later, is totally different. 
blatant injustice and petitioner suffer lifetime in hands of such dishonest judges. 

rgds beniwal

On Thursday, 31 March 2016 10:07 PM, Aires Rodrigues <> wrote:

The recent assertion by the Chief Justice of India T.S. Thakur that the Judiciary is facing crisis of credibility is a very candid admission of the grim ground reality. The framers of the Indian Constitution had envisaged a free, fair and independent Judiciary. It was never visualized that Courts could end up as dens of chicanery and jugglery. It was incumbent to ensure judicial accountability at all times with the entire judiciary conforming to the highest standards of uprightness and integrity. If Judges cannot independently balance the scales of Justice, the temples of Justice become redundant.

The Judiciary should never be manned by persons who are slanted or aligned to any political party. Judges should have the spine to crack on illegalities done by any politician, regardless of the party he is affiliated to or the high position he holds.

In Goa we have some extremely good judges but there are some from the other end of the spectrum on whom less said the better. The current hotline enabling communication between Politicians and Judges through a dubious interface by way of the flamboyant Advocate General Atmaram Nadkarni compromises and ruptures the very sovereignty and sanctity of the Judiciary. It is high time for a concerted effort to cleanse the Aegean Stables of Indian Judiciary by flushing out undesirable judges who should never have landed where they are today.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

[IAC#RG] Fwd: FW: 5 blunders of Narendra Modi

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A hard hitting article from an admirer of Modi , a BJP man who calls a spade a spade and points out the blunders that are letting  down Modi ,and which need midterm correction.

It's a bit longish but worth reading to get an in-depth knowledge of state of affairs especially of Smriti and Arun Jaitly .The writer is spot -on in analysing Smriti & Arun Jaitly.
Shirish Mody

Forwarding as received.
A well balanced article from a BJP friend and wellwisher which needs to be considered .

   One hopes that Modi can see it and do some Course correction, before it is too late. Bharat Mata ki jai is NOT going be enough to bail him and his Party out of the Mess that the Nation is now facing. India cannot afford sectarian politics. 
Dear friend,

Narendra Modi Government is close to finishing two years in office. This is the time for a mid-term review and, if required, course correction. The government does not lack enemies and opponents. However, it lacks friends who can speak up and call a spade a spade.

With your blessings and support, I take upon myself this onerous task. Today's article FIVE BLUNDERS OF NARENDRA MODI (4100 words) has taken me a lot of time, efforts and courage. It is for you to judge whether it has been worth it.
Please read it and let me have your comments. If you like it, please pass it on. 
With best wishes and regards,
Anil Chawla
Five Blunders of Narendra Modi
Author – Anil Chawla
The other day, a leader of BJP visited my house. When I started criticizing the way BJP was running the central government, he was quick to accuse me of "intellectual frustration" (whatever that means). This was not surprising. I am glad that I was not accused of being anti-national or a traitor. BJP and its leaders do not know how to talk to friends. They react with ferocity even when the criticism comes from a well-wisher. I have seen many of them, including Narendra Modi, from very close quarters. I wish them well and am pained when they make mistakes. There are many who enjoy throwing stones and mud at them – certainly not me. 
As a friend and well-wisher, I consider it my solemn duty to point out when a friend is making a mistake. Moreover, when my friend's mistakes have the potential of causing serious harm to my country I owe it to my country to try to stop my friend from pursuing the disastrous course. 
As part of my pursuit of my dharm, I shall like to point out to Prime Minister Narendra Modi five blunders that he has made in the past eighteen or so months that he has been in power. The five blunders (in no particular order) are: (a) Make in India (b) Start-up India (c) Smart City (d) Smriti Irani and (e) Arun Jaitley. Let me explain each of the five blunders in some detail.
1. Make in India
Make in India is an invitation to foreigners to come and make in India. It tells the world that we Indians are morons; our entrepreneurs are too stupid to set up enterprises; we need outsiders (a la East India Company) to do manufacturing in this country; o, the white guys, the superior race, please we beg of you to come and set up industries in India. 
Make in India is an anti-thesis of swadeshi. No wonder that Swadeshi Jagran Manch, a sister organization of BJP and RSS, is hiding its head in the sand somewhere far away. 
After independence, India has made rapid strides in technology and manufacturing capabilities. Our engineers have the capabilities to make practically anything and everything – if they are given the opportunity to do so. They have proven it again and again, whether it be nuclear weapons, or rocket to Mars, or something as mundane as a car. India is one of the very few countries in the world with the capabilities of designing and manufacturing automobiles. The biggest stumbling block for Indian engineers and entrepreneurs has always been its babus and netas (bureaucrats and politicians). Sadly, with BJP at the helm of affairs the block has become larger and more menacing.
The BJP, flanked by the RSS and Swadeshi Jagran Manch, and colored in the strong hues of ultra-nationalism, came to power on the tacit promise of supporting Indian entrepreneurs, engineers and businesses. Sadly, the opposite has happened. Across the country, entrepreneurs and industrialists are crying; their businesses are sinking. And the Government of India has no time to listen to their woes. The Government of India and the Reserve Bank of India, under the able leadership of closet Americans, see this as an opportunity to kick entrepreneurs and promoters hard. RBI and GOI have no empathy for entrepreneurs. RBI and GOI are only concerned about the way NPAs (Non Performing Assets) have grown in the past few years. No, the elite rulers cannot be bothered about the systemic reasons for growing NPAs. Even if all the units of a particular sector across the country have gone sick due to faulty government policies or events like coal scam, the men in ivory towers cannot be bothered. The blue-blooded men of the government are busy consulting lawyers about how to use the NPA status to kick the 'bloody dirty Indian' entrepreneurs out of their enterprises and sell it all to the white-skinned guys who are, of course, angels descended from heaven to save the country.
Does it sound a bit exaggerated? Yes, it does to anyone who is not an entrepreneur at the moment in India. But, ask someone who is going through the pains of running a factory in today's India. I can assure you that he will tell you stories that are so horrible that it will either make your blood boil or curdle. Some time back, the Chairman of a stock-exchange listed company rang me up and told me stories of how some public sector banks do not care about their own written commitments and are doing all that is possible (legally or illegally) to throw him out of the business that he nurtured for four decades. Surely, this is not an isolated incident. The atmosphere for Indian entrepreneurs, industrialists and businesses has never been more hostile since independence.
Let me give an anecdote to show the anti-national disaster that Make in India is. In October 2015, IIT Bombay Alumni Association organized Global Business Forum (GBF) in Goa. Manohar Parrikar, Defence Minister, was present at the GBF. I saw him. No, I did not meet him. My friend, S, who is a batch-mate of Manohar and is a significantly more accomplished engineer and technocrat than Manohar, was also present at the GBF. S put in a formal request for a one-to-one meeting with Manohar. The appointment was granted and S went to meet Manohar. Later I asked S about his meeting. S was furious. He said that he is not stupid enough to discuss strategic technological ideas for national defense in the presence of foreigners. When S went to meet Manohar, there were three foreigners representing global corporations sitting besides Manohar. Apparently, the message that Manohar wanted to convey to all IIT alumni present at GBF was that, look, if you want to do business with Ministry of Defense, you will have to go through one of these white guys. Manohar, apparently, believes that in the new environment when Modi government is going to outsource defense manufacturing lock-stock-and-barrel on a long term basis to multinationals, the best he can do for alumni of his alma mater is to act as a liaison between the alumni and the new colonial masters. I also attended the Special Interest Group of Make in India at GBF where the loud-and-clear message was that Indian entrepreneurs should learn to pick up small mercies thrown their way by the large global corporations as part of their local content commitments under Make in India. 
Like any patriotic Indian, I am aghast, ashamed and angered by Make in India. The insult to the abilities of Indian engineers, entrepreneurs and businesses is too big to swallow. The red carpet that the Modi government is rolling out for foreigners is in sharp contrast to the treatment that it is giving to Indians. It pains to be treated as a second-class citizen in one's own country and more so by people who claim to be ultra-nationalists. Surely, nationalism is much more than just singing Vande Matram, shouting Bharat Mata Ki Jai and putting up gigantic flags across the country.
2. Start-up India
Most people tend to wrongly equate start-ups with entrepreneur ventures. There is a world of a difference between being an entrepreneur and being promoter of a startup. The concept of startup is a quintessential American concept. 
The traditional family value based entrepreneurship model of India, and the investor-controlled startup model, are like cheese and chalk. Indian entrepreneurs build businesses with their blood and sweat with dreams of handing it all to future generations. The startup model is based on making a quick buck, converting x to 10x in a short time and retiring (or running away). 
The GoI has released Startup India Action Plan dated 16 January 2016. The Action Plan defines Startup as follows: "Startup means an entity, incorporated or registered in India not prior to five years, with annual turnover exceeding INR 25 crore in any preceding financial year, working towards innovation, development, deployment or commercialization of new products, processes or services driven by technology or intellectual property. … Provided further that a Startup shall be eligible for tax benefits only after it has obtained certification from the Inter-Ministerial Board, setup for such purpose". 
Without getting involved with all the legalese, we can be clear that most new ventures started across the country every year will NOT be eligible to be classified as "startup". Government of India, in its wisdom, is going to set up a centralized Inter-Ministerial Board (IMB), which will certify a venture as startup or not a startup. No prizes for guessing the hidden under-the-table costs involved for getting the certificate from IMB. For a country of the size of India having a central body for such a certification seems a sure recipe for corruption. 
IMB certification is not the only hurdle that a venture has to jump before being certified as a startup. It has to be funded or supported by either a PE fund or venture capital or some specified government agency. If a technocrat puts in his own or family funds and starts a venture, he / she will not be eligible for being called a startup. 
If one looks carefully at the Action Plan announced by the Government of India, the Plan appears as a well crafted instrument to convince Indian high potential entrepreneurs to sell a significant part of their company equity to one or the other sharks (read, Private Equity / Venture Capital Funds). Government will fund the sharks to buy the equity of such startups and to make money from the innovation strengths of Indian innovators. The government support to the sharks is announced to be of the order of about Rs. 10,000 Crores.
It is not clear why the government has decided to extend the support to various funds which are known sharks and has not found it worthwhile to trust public sector banks for the purpose. The government is setting up a "Fund of Funds" to provide financial support to "daughter funds". There are too many unanswered questions that such a concept throws up. As it seems, in the name of startups the government is providing budgetary support to financial sector outside the nationalized / public sector banks. Since the Action Plan acknowledges that startups are prone to failure, this may well finally turn out to be a grand scam whereby public money lands up in private hands with no accountability and no gains for the country as a whole. There is also the question of regulating the relationship between the sharks and the poor promoter of a startup. One has often heard terrible stories in this regard. Funding the sharks without any protection of actual innovators and technologists is going to make it all much worse.
Let me ask the proponents of Startup scheme one super-successful venture in the history of independent India that would have been eligible to be classified as a startup. Surely, Reliance or Tata Consultancy or Infosys or WIPRO or Mahindra or Kirloskar or Nirma would never have been eligible to be classified as a startup in terms of the definitions and criteria put forth. On the other hand, major e-commerce giants like Flipkart, Snapdeal etc. did not have any innovation content when they started. Almost without exception, all of them have been clones of e-commerce companies of USA. In such a scenario, what gets classified as innovation and what gets rejected will be purely a matter of discretion. Probably, the only key criterion will be whether foreign-owned funds have found the idea worth investing in. 
Most developing countries have grown their industry on the basis of reverse engineering and small steps in the fields of technology. India is no exception. Instead of innovation, if the government had emphasized technological relevance for the country, it would surely have made more sense. Most technological innovations are small smart steps taken in the course of a long, tiring and boring journey. By supporting smart, educated entrepreneurs government and banks can create an eco-system where innovation flourishes. Instead of the grand Start-up Action Plan, government could have applied its mind to change the mindset of bankers who look only at collaterals and refuse to look at the capabilities of entrepreneurs. Of course, that is not as easy as handing over Rs. 10,000 Crores to hungry sharks.
Is the Startup Action Plan based on lessons learnt from global experiences? The concept of startup comes from the USA which is going down in terms of industrial growth. Germany, China, Japan, Israel and South Korea have entirely different entrepreneur eco-systems with no focus on startups. Is it not strange that India is copying a falling giant instead of learning from successes of the rising stars?
This is not the place to discuss business environment of various countries. But, there can be no denying that USA has followed policies which have led in the past five decades of richer becoming richer and poor becoming poorer. It is said that 1% of USA owns more than 95% of the wealth of USA. This level of inequality has on one hand led to social tensions and on the other is leading to stifling of industry and entrepreneurship of the country. 
BJP is not a pro-capitalist political party on the lines of Republican Party of USA or the long-dead Swatantra party of India. BJP believes in uplifting of the last man at the end of the queue. Deendayal Updhyay's humanism talks of uplifting the poor and not of funding super-rich so that they can benefit from innovations of the best minds of the country. Sad to say that Startup Action Plan of Government of India is against all that the BJP has always stood for. 
Fortunately for the BJP, the Startup Action Plan has gone almost unnoticed. Even Indian banks have taken no notice of the Action Plan. May I appeal to the bosses of the BJP to please correct this blunder before it blows on their faces!
3. Smart City
I live in Bhopal, a city which is one of the twenty chosen for Smart Cities Mission (SCM). It would appear that I should be elated. But the fact is that within the city of Bhopal opposition to the Smart City Scheme is already building up. Though there is no clarity about what is meant by Smart City, as it seems to most knowledgeable persons, SCM is an attempt to create islands of ultra-superior infrastructure within the existing cities.
Creating islands of prosperity with first-world quality infrastructure can be politically suicidal. When Narendra Modi came to power, he proposed that each Member of Parliament (MP) chooses one village to develop as a model village using his MP Local Area Development (MPLAD) Fund. A few MP's did follow Modi's proposal. But most MP's soon realized that creating one village with far superior facilities than all others will be politically disastrous due to reactions from other villages. If a constituency has 2000 villages, an MP who develops only one village risks losing votes from 1,999 villages. No wonder that most MP's refused to go with the suggestion of developing a model village and ignoring all others.
A similar situation is likely to unfold in twenty cities of India with SCM. In Bhopal, it is proposed to develop about 2% of the city in the style of Singapore or Paris. It is foolish to think that 98% of the city that is not developed will applaud the development of the 2%. Chances are that the 98% of the city will kick the BJP hard where it hurts most. Obviously, the persons who have planned the Smart Cities Mission are architects and bureaucrats who do not understand politics. So, it falls upon us, the friends of the BJP, to point out the blunder, which has the potential to wipe out the BJP from urban India. Also, let me hasten to add that as a person who believes in the politics of taking care of all sections of society, the whole idea of SCM is abhorrent. 
4. Smriti Irani
I do not like to talk of individuals. Hence, it is painful for me to talk about this woman. I am forced to talk about her because the damage she is doing to my beloved party, the BJP, is too enormous to ignore.
I do not want to talk about her personal life; about how she moved from being Smriti Malhotra to Smriti Irani; and also about various rumors concerning her. However, in public life, it is difficult to separate rumors from facts. Often perceptions become more important than the real person behind the image. The sad fact is that the perceptions about her are extremely negative. Yes, the actress pleases die-hard BJP loyalists with her fiery speeches and aggressive gestures. Unfortunately for her, the die-hard BJP loyalists are a minuscule minority. On campuses across the country, a significantly large percentage of the students (and even faculty members) refer to her in such insulting words that are largely unprintable. 
The hatred is, of course, mutual. She has never failed to insult and hurt the most respected of the academic community at every public and private forum. She believes that this country's education system has been ruined by all those who were stupid enough to get educated beyond secondary school. She believes that God has chosen her to kick, punch and be the messiah of this bunch of idiots with Ph.D.'s, D.Litt's and such fancy degrees. And if the idiots do not prostrate to her and accept her divine authority, she is fully justified in delivering more kicks and punches.
Does it sound exaggerated? Let me assure you that it may be metaphorical but is not exaggerated. Let me give one example. From the days of Jawaharlal Nehru, the process of selection of Director for an IIT was carried out in a set pattern. A selection committee chose four or five renowned professors. Being shortlisted by the committee was a matter of honour. The shortlisted professors were called to Delhi in a most respectful manner. Each professor was called in on a different day and time, without anyone of the selected few knowing the other selected ones. Initially, Jawaharlal Nehru himself used to be present in these personal discussions (not called interviews, keeping in view the VIP status granted to the selected professors). Smriti Irani found the whole system of treating learned professors with dignity and respect, highly objectionable. She insisted that there should be a shortlist of twelve professors for each IIT and the process of selection of directors for three IIT's should be combined. At her direction, 36 professors were called for personal discussions all at the same day and time. The earlier kid-glove respectful approach was dumped and replaced by treating the whole bunch of 36 senior-most professors of the country as a herd of sheep. It would have been easy to stagger the discussions with them over one or two days and call each of them at a separate time. But, that would have deprived Smriti the sadistic pleasure of making them wait the whole day, looking at each other's faces with an expression of embarrassment. To make it worse, the interviews were cancelled twice after everyone had assembled. 
The above is just one instance. One has to sit with academicians at any of the reputed institutions of the country to hear similar sad stories of insults and embarrassments. There is no doubt that Smriti is having a great time kicking everyone with a respectable degree. Stories of this sadistic fun are being passed on from senior professors to junior faculty and then to the students. In the process, the damage she is doing to the BJP is enormous.
Narendra Modi came to power riding on the wave of popular support among the country's youth. Modi was seen as the great hope for the country. Smriti can take the credit for singlehandedly contributing the maximum in turning this wave of Modi admiration and adulation to anti-Modi mood. Smriti, by insulting and hurting academicians, has done more damage to Modi and the BJP than Sonia, the Congress, and all opposition parties could do with their constant barrage of attacks against Modi. Surely, Modi needs no enemies when he has friends like Smriti.
5. Arun Jaitley
While Smriti has been having fun hurting learned persons, Arun Jaitley has done nothing of the sort. Actually, that sentence could have been abridged to say that Arun Jaitley has done nothing. Arun Jaitley can be accused of no wrong except that he has done nothing whatsoever and has only continued in the tracks set by his Congress predecessors.
As far as I know, Arun Jaitley was a non-descript and mediocre lawyer till he was lucky to be picked up to be a Cabinet Minister in the Atal Bihari Government. As a politician, he is a master of playing his cards well. He has always been close to the top guns in the BJP. He is an expert at knowing which side of the bread is buttered, and on keeping the bosses in good humor. But his arrogance and egoistic nature is much talked about among the BJP cadres. It will not be an exaggeration to say that Arun is hated fairly universally among the rank and file of the party. Personally speaking, I have yet to meet a guy who spoke well of him. No wonder he has never won an election except, of course, to the Rajya Sabha where the top guns of the BJP ensure his victory.
Arun, like Smriti, speaks well. It is to his credit that he is able to camouflage his mediocrity and lack of intellectual depth with his impeccable language, style and mannerisms. Unfortunately, language, smartness and style can help one only to some distance. In the long run, one needs to perform.
Performance comes from capabilities, knowledge, ability to build & carry a team, creativity and, in politics, by being in touch with ground realities. Almost everyone who has been watching Arun Jaitley for the past two years is convinced that he lacks all these qualities. 
Arun Jaitley is, in fact, an opposite of all that Narendra Modi represents. Narendra Modi comes from a small town and from a humble family background. On the other hand, Arun Jaitley is a Delhi guy with a family history of political connections. It is an irony that a master of intrigue and political game-playing, Arun Jaitley, has become the face of Narendra Modi Government. 
Narendra Modi came to power on the promise of a new economic model and all-round economic development, leading to prosperity for all. Instead, the country has landed up with a finance minister who has zero knowledge of economics; who is using up all the political goodwill of Narendra Modi to push for the Congress economic agenda; who has no new ideas, and who is not willing to even listen to new ideas. 
The disaster that Arun has brought on Narendra Modi can be felt by talking to a cross section of Gujarati businessmen in Mumbai. Two years back, they were willing to put up as much money as may be needed to see Modi come to power. Today, they would rather not discuss about Modi or politics. They are disappointed, hurt and feel cheated. 
Dear Modi ji, 
I know that you have no dearth of enemies – people who want to see you thrown into the dustbin of history as soon as possible. Let me assure you that I do not fall in that category. 
I worked directly with you in the 1998 elections of Madhya Pradesh and have always appreciated your dynamism, hard work, commitment, sincerity and dedication. I think that your failure will be a great loss for our country. I know that your patriotism and zeal for doing well for the country are beyond an iota of doubt. 
In pointing out the above five blunders, I mean no harm whatsoever to you or to the BJP. As I said earlier, I am a well-wisher and friend of the BJP. My intention to point out the above five mistakes is only to help you correct the course before it is too late.
I do hope that you and your colleagues will take my harsh words as a bitter medicine that will do enormous good to the BJP, to your legacy and most importantly for the country. 
Anil Chawla
18 March 2016
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Saturday, March 19, 2016


1) To Dir.Education/GNCTD (Ms. Padmini Singla)
2) CM / GNCTD (Shri Arvind Kejriwal)
3) Minister Education/ GnCTD (Shri Manish Sidodia)

Dear Sirs

I refer to GNCTD PGMS COMPLAINT / GRIEVANCE No.20169554 which case
resolution is received on my mobile number by SMS yesterday.

Please be informed that this is a fake complaint, which impersonates
us / our address / our phone number,and it has not been filed by us or
from our address. There is no such Manjeet Singh at our address.

Kindly report this matter to police and take immediate steps in law to
identify the mischievous offenders and prosecute them.

Kindly acknowledge this communication


Er. Sarbajit Roy
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India Against Corruption, jan andolan
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New Delhi 110024

Mob: +91-8010205897

Friday, March 18, 2016


The recent assertion by the Chief Justice of India T.S. Thakur that the Judiciary is facing crisis of credibility is a very candid admission of the grim ground reality. The framers of the Indian Constitution had envisaged a free, fair and independent Judiciary. It was never visualized that Courts could end up as dens of chicanery and jugglery. It was incumbent to ensure judicial accountability at all times with the entire judiciary conforming to the highest standards of uprightness and integrity. If Judges cannot independently balance the scales of Justice, the temples of Justice become redundant.

The Judiciary should never be manned by persons who are slanted or aligned to any political party. Judges should have the spine to crack on illegalities done by any politician, regardless of the party he is affiliated to or the high position he holds.

In Goa we have some extremely good judges but there are some from the other end of the spectrum on whom less said the better. The current hotline enabling communication between Politicians and Judges through a dubious interface by way of the flamboyant Advocate General Atmaram Nadkarni compromises and ruptures the very sovereignty and sanctity of the Judiciary. It is high time for a concerted effort to cleanse the Aegean Stables of Indian Judiciary by flushing out undesirable judges who should never have landed where they are today.

Aires Rodrigues

Advocate High Court

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Ribandar – Goa – 403006

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Re: [IAC#RG] Heads Must Roll: Use of Army for Sri Sri’s Event


Dear Sirs,

First we have to b e clear about what is private and what is public.

Does it mean any function organised by politicians is public and rest are private.

The public face of the civil society is NGOs working in different fields. Should we support their efforts or criticise their work.

Art of living is an NGO with a very large following both in India and abroad and mainly their activities are, as I understand, in the field of 

culture,art and peace. And this was the theme of the event recently organised in Delhi. There were people participating from all over the world and yet it is being labelled as private?
Regarding use of Army, it was mainly to help build the bridge without too much digging and destroying the river bed. Surely it was not done by the jawans who fight on the front but who are specialised in building bridges.
Finally why the Chief minister who was in the forefront in opposing the event, was in attendance and speaking in glowing terms for the event?
If you really believe in- the world as one family-such events should be encouraged and not criticised merely on the ground of private/public or secular/religous
in nature. Regds

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Sent: Sunday, March 13, 2016 11:59 AM
Subject: Re: [IAC#RG] Heads Must Roll: Use of Army for Sri Sri's Event
Dear Zubin,
                   Once our Army was used for AICC sammelan. Sad indeed we have weak commanders who doesn't go by the book.We have many times given water tanks for events like these. Attukal pongala normally gets this service from Army. Regards Uncle.

On Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 7:06 PM, Jagjit Ahuja <> wrote:
It appears that this has happened under the orders of the RM , may be with the approval of the PM. 

We have built such a system after independence where netas  have the last word implemented promptly by  the bureaucrats , who have been looking for such opportunities  to keep the army under their thumb.  .

On Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 4:11 AM, Sarbajit Roy <> wrote:
Heads Must Roll: Angry Ex-Col on Use of Army for Sri Sri's Event

Col Subin Balakrishnan (Retd)

(Col Subin Balakrishnan, @beesubin on Twitter, is an ex-Special Forces
officer from the Indian Army with over two decades of experience in
counter-terrorism operations in multiple operational theaters across
the country.)

I am terribly saddened and immensely angered to read that the Indian
Army I served with such fierce pride has been pushed to building
bridges for a culture festival, which is clearly not a state event!

It gets worse when one factors in that these bridges are operational
assets that are meant to be deployed by specialist combat troops in

I'm desperately hoping this news report is false. If it is not, the
General Officer in command who authorised this (quite possibly under
duress) must be held personally liable for bringing disrepute to the
Indian Army.

The reluctance, or worse, the inability to stand up and say NO to what
is clearly an inappropriate request (or order) must be equated with
cowardice as per Army law, and appropriately dealt with. This nation
looks up to our men and women in uniform. We CANNOT let down trust by
bringing disrepute to the very hard earned respect that our countrymen
and women hold for that uniform.

Our men and women in uniform are known for their straight spine. Let
us keep it that way, please.

Once again, if indeed this news report is true, Heads MUST roll !!!

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Monday, March 14, 2016

Re: [IAC#RG] Sorry state of media in India


We have a sorry MEDIA but it is true. We have 10% honest media at least. 

Most of the MEDIA is owned by the GULF COUNTRIES and they pay Millions of Dollars to these people to MAKE NEWS of their choice.Most are anti indian nationals. 

These people make every attempt to project INDIA in a bad light. 

How can we tackle these ANTI NATIONAL ACTIVITIES. Can any one think of a solution

Vishwanath  Mada

From: <> on behalf of Madhav Nalapat <>
Sent: Sunday, March 6, 2016 6:13 PM
Subject: Re: [IAC#RG] Sorry state of media in India
The good name of a noble community has been muddied by those who indulged in a war against the state without obvious retribution from the state. The police were spectators who were ordered not to shoot or use tear gas or even lathis. This was known. Similar orders have often been given to the police in Kashmir with disastrous results. The burning and looting was indefensible and those responsible need to be held accountable rather than have excuses found

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On Mar 6, 2016, at 10:23, Sandeep gupta <> wrote:

Dear Diwan Singh Ji,
With due apologies, I differ with you. You may be right to claim that anti-social elements carried out arson and blamed one specific community. But I differ with you when you say that Jats do not know duniyadari and that they do not get good jobs. I have been living in Haryana for last more than six years and have not found any office where Jats are not holding high posts. I have good number of Jats as friends and most of them admit that the demand of reservation (at least in Haryana) is not genuine.
I have found a good number of people from all castes who do menial jobs but are not getting reservation benefits.

On Sun, Mar 6, 2016 at 9:47 AM, Sarbajit Roy <> wrote:
Dear Diwan Singh

The fact of the matter is that Jats (a well to do community who
constitute around 28%of votes in Haryana) were WRONGLY given OBC
status in 2014 by Congress which was swiftly set aside by SC. The BJP
then promised them the joomla of  "Constitutional amendment" to get
around the SC judgment, this resulted in Modi wave.

Like everything else of BJP, Modi turns out to be wearing Vijay
Mallya's discarded suits, boots and hats, and is the new king of
promising good times at public expense. No wonder Jats demanded their
pound of flesh. All these recent riots / looting / burning etc were
carried out by Jats and by nobody else.

PS: We all know very well WHO did not forcefully oppose Chauthala
parole from Tihar Jail,  so he could be released on parole on 1 Feb
2016 and could promptly start touring / criss-crossing Haryana
agitating his traditional vote banks who were upset by INLD's neglect
and back-tracking.

If this list has to discuss anything, it should be whether ALL


On 3/5/16, Diwan Singh <> wrote:
> Dear Dua sahab,
> You have doubted who the looters were. Thats correct. The looted goods are
> found from houses of police officials- one is PSO of Munish Grover, MLA of
> Rohtak. Goods are found in house of another inspector as it has come in
> press..  So, you can imagine, if police is involved in looting, what the
> agitators can do.
> Lets see how it started. While agitation was going peacefully for 4 days,
> on 5th night police, led by SP rank officer,  enters a hostel in Rohtak and
> selectively beats up jat students. The police enters four times over a
> night and do this.  The parents came- same treatment- I do not know how
> would people react when state itself do violence on innocents- but what
> happened after that is very much feasible.
> I have videos where the quota agitators have caught criminals that were
> looting trucks.
> Media is putting a lot of onus on jats inspite of most evidence of
> violence, arson, looting coming from those who had no stake in the
> agitation. Khattar may not be leading this state sponsored violence but he
> was keeping his eyes shut. Rashme Sehgal, a senior reporter,  has done a
> unbiased coverage. See the link below:
> How the story unfolded 25 years back should be of interest to all. In 1991,
> yadavs were dominating the politics with Mulayam Singh and Lalu joining
> hands with VP Singh. The National Commission for backward classes (NCBC)
> with a strategy to oust jats from the OBC list, selectively  visited
>  Patiala and Bharatpur and stated that this community belongs to ruling
> class.  The lay jat working in fields of Haryana, West UP, Delhi were
> ignored. Yadavs managed to keep 27% quota to themselves. Since then its
> Yadavs who have enjoying this entire 27% of OBC quota, with some more
> classes who can barely compete with Yadavs. The recent SC petiton to strike
> down the quota to jats was by a Yadav.  It was not a stay  to say that jats
> do not deserve to be in OBC, but on basis of a procedural flaw by previous
> Congress Govt.
> Since these 25 years Jats have been struggling peacefully to get the quota
> for them. Once 2 lakh people assembled at Ram Lila Maidan- but all efforts
> ignored.
> Jats are a working class community and not really smart in *duniyadari*.
> Just see how many you may find in offices at post beyond *chaprasis*
> Yet,the clamor for quota was not so much. The main reason behind this
> agitation has less to do with quota, but with BJP's game plan to play one
> caste against other. BJP preferred to fight state election on basis of jats
> vs non-jats. Thats a progress, a step ahead  from Hindu- Muslim divisive
> politics the BJP is accustomed to. Then, Mr Modi let loose a Mr. Raj Kumar
> Saini, MP to give inflammatory speeches against jats for through out the
> year. It barely ever happened in India that caste based speeches are given
> like this. But, BJP has started this too, and have created new divisons in
> society.
> Jats are also wondering why the BJP govt wants to reserve entire  OBC quota
>  for Yadavs. After all, this community is  voting enbloc SP in UP, and RJD
> in Bihar. Well, its for BJP to play the game. Jats are now shifting to ally
> with Muslims and Dalits, its almost declared. Though jats were never
> supporters of RSS, they would now hound out the RSS from villages.
> In nutshell, its BJP all the way doing the damage. I had never believed
> earlier about BJP's dirty politics, but can sense it entirely now. And, it
> is Mr Modi who leads the pack. Its part of his strategies to play castes
> one against the other that he adopted in Gujrat, Maharastra, and now
> Haryana.
> Diwan Singh
> Member, Dwarka Water Bodies Committee
> Yamuna Satyagraha
> Ridge Bachao Andolan
> Campaign for Preservation of Commons
> On Fri, Mar 4, 2016 at 11:53 AM, R. Dua <> wrote:
>> Though one agrees that the Nehruvian Utopia feeling is good, but surely
>> it
>> belongs to the '70s or latest the '80s.
>> The Press was pti or dd/ driven during that time.
>> Lack of awareness and living in our family groups made us feel good, no
>> doubt.
>> Okay so we believe Shri Diwan ji as we hold him in high respect.
>> The question now in all our minds is why did the so called quota'
>> agitationists', for want of a better word..Why they did not STOP the
>> looters.
>> That is if looters were not the same as the agitationists.
>> Now for jnu.Anybody who has studied in jnu knows it is a Red driven univ.
>> Nothing wrong with that but having listened LIVE to one Kanahiya ji
>> yesterday i have my doubts to the level of studies conducted in jnu.
>> With Respect to All.
>> On 3 Mar 2016 21:57, "Rakesh Manchanda" <>
>> wrote:
>>> Dear All,
>>> Irreversible damage in absence of forensics report of videos as feared
>>> by
>>> Diwan Singh ji is the bottom line.
>>> After Patel Reservation demand this Jat Reservation death toll is of 30
>>> lives with more then 30,000 crore of property is turned into ash.
>>> Goondas
>>> belonging to no community enjoy the free loot.
>>> When we follow the herd unwillingly we take a weak position of comfort
>>> with silence.
>>> This is happening again and again as a scripted soap serial and need to
>>> be stopped.
>>> People are driven hard by a herd mentality charged up by false videos
>>> announcing `Pakistan Zindabad`.
>>> For `stand alone` there is no choice either to remain silent supporters
>>> for self survival or stand with them in the mob of goondas or prmote the
>>> kill in the social media as no one wants to be with Pakistan even in
>>> dreams.
>>> We need to collectively protect this old culture of peace and trust with
>>> new outlook otherwise the politicians shall re-use this serial to divert
>>> public attention and grab more profit for their masters.
>>> Regards,
>>> Rakesh Manchanda.
>>> On Wed, Mar 2, 2016 at 9:11 AM, Diwan Singh <>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Tribune planted a false story on gangrape, and for 5 days media ran
>>>> back
>>>> to back coverage on gangrape by jats during agitation.
>>>> Just wonder- no victim, no evidence, no FIR- but media is going
>>>> gangbang
>>>> after a single community.
>>>> Though there is no principle of collective punishment in our
>>>> constitution- the people of this community were continually shamed for
>>>> what
>>>> they never did.
>>>> Just like the government divide the society by playing one community
>>>> against another, media too do it skillfully by mass character
>>>> assassination.
>>>> Diwan Singh
>>>> Member, Dwarka Water Bodies Committee
>>>> Yamuna Satyagraha
>>>> Ridge Bachao Andolan
>>>> Campaign for Preservation of Commons
>>>> On Wed, Mar 2, 2016 at 7:17 PM, Dinesh Verma <>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>>  channels pickup a issue for discussion immediately,without fact
>>>>> finding,to grab & raise the TRP.The expressions & words of the anchor
>>>>> reflects the view of the
>>>>> T V channel.Viewers sometimes feel aghast after viewing,the other day,
>>>>> another channel on the issue.The TRP raising competition be
>>>>> discouraged.
>>>>> D.C.Verma
>>>>> Former Judge &
>>>>> Vice-Chairman (Retd)
>>>>> Central Administrative Tribunal
>>>>> On Sun, Feb 28, 2016 at 10:57 PM, Hariharan Pillai
>>>>> <>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>> > Hi to all,
>>>>> >
>>>>> > Mr. Purobi Goshi is right, please treat it is a serious matter to
>>>>> > the
>>>>> > country.It is ashamed to watch the T.V chaneels, News papers now a
>>>>> days,
>>>>> > really wasting time and money for such. There should be some
>>>>> regulatory body
>>>>> > to monirtor.
>>>>> >
>>>>> > Regards
>>>>> >
>>>>> > Hari
>>>>> >
>>>>> >
>>>>> > On Sun, Feb 28, 2016 at 9:39 AM, Purobi Ghosh Mohan
>>>>> > <
>>>>> >
>>>>> > wrote:
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >> Dear friends,
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >> I read and watch with unease the state of media in our country
>>>>> >> today.
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >> Most of those from the fraternity opine, don't report, with scant
>>>>> research
>>>>> >> to back them up. They are driven by a herd mentality.
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >> Senior journalists write/speak on issues at random and keep silent
>>>>> on many
>>>>> >> other critical stories which they should be writing/speaking on.
>>>>> Some are
>>>>> >> heavily dictated by their publication/channel leanings or their
>>>>> private
>>>>> >> interests.
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >> The media creates hype at will, distorts stories and gives a handle
>>>>> to
>>>>> >> those with vested interests. The partisan news and views influence
>>>>> >> politicians, judiciary and legislating bodies.
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >> I understand that the News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA)
>>>>> is a
>>>>> >> private body and not a legal entity. The Press Club of India (PCI)
>>>>> is a
>>>>> >> legal body and but yet to widen scope. The new Press Registration
>>>>> and Books
>>>>> >> (PRB) Act, also, is yet to be passed. It still runs on the 1867
>>>>> >> Act.
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >> Such a situation poses immense threat to the nation and to the
>>>>> populace.
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >> It is necessary to raise our voices against this situation and
>>>>> >> bring
>>>>> the
>>>>> >> authenticity of news to an even keel. Something needs to be done.
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >> Regards
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >> Purobi Ghosh Mohan
>>>>> >>
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