Saturday, July 20, 2019

[HumJanenge] Amendments to the RTI . INTRODUCED in Parliament and placed for discussion and passage on Monday

Dear friends,

We enclose the press release issued by the NCPRI, which is self explanatory. The ruling establishment - the BJP - has introduced RTI amendments in Parliament. They are scheduled for discussion and passage in the Lok Sabha on Monday (July 22nd). These amendments seek to hollow out the law and reduce its power and strength. We request all of you who believe in a democratic and progressive India, and who have faith in a transparent and accountable system governance, to please write to the Prime Minister of India and protest against the passage of this amendment. Please use all modes - all social media - Twitter, Facebook, etc, messages on the phone etc to generate a body of strong protest. Please also spread this messages among all your groups by email and social media.

"No amendments  to the RTI. We demand an independent and powerful RTI commission to establish the credibility and integrity of democracy in India."

In solidarity,
Aruna Roy, Nikhil Dey, Shankar Singh with NCPRI  & MKSS

Please tweet tagging the PMO's twitter handle @PMOIndia and @narendramodi 
PMO phone number 011 23012312
Contact PM principal secretary on 011 23013040
Contact secretary to PM on 011 23010838
Send fax to 011 23019545/23016857

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

[IAC#RG] The end of Congress

Such an epoch making event is taking place: it is probably, the end of the Nehru-Gandhi family in politics. 

It is also the end of Congress and its 134 year old legacy...the party will either split, come up in a new form, or wither away. 

It is officially, a bloodless coup...the end of the Nehruvian State and the formal beginning of a Sanghi State...even the take over by the East India Company, of India's rule from the Mughal Emperor Shah Alam, in 1803, was not so blatant: till 1857, when it was abolished by a great revolt of the Indian people, the British East India Company (BEIC) did not formally abolish the Mughal Emperor. Instead, the Company ruled in the Emperor's name. The 1803 seizure of power also, was not bloodless. BEIC entered the Red Fort, only after defeating Daulat Rao Scindia, the Maratha protector of the Mughals, in the bloody battle of Laswari. 

It is perhaps, symptomatic of the new regime we are under, that mainstream press has not even published the full text of the seminal letter written by Rahul Gandhi, the outgoing President of the once mighty Indian National Congress...