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BOYCOTT INDIA AS A TRAVEL DESTINATION FOR THE NEXT 10 YEARS.

BOYCOTT INDIA AS A TRAVEL DESTINATION FOR THE NEXT 10 YEARS.

In the year 2012 tourism alone supported about 6.7 percent to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of India.

Women tourist to India has dropped by 35% according to the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India.

Violence against Women, Sexual Assaults & Rapes in India are on the rise and will continue

1.  Danish Tourist Case: Eight monsters in New Delhi, the rape capital of India raped a 51 year old Danish tourist at knife point after she approached them for directions back to her hotel located in Paharganj, a busy backpacker district frequented by foreign tourists. The men led her to a dead-end road, where about eight men jumped out from bushes and cornered her, according to a police report cited by Indian news media. The victim’s ordeal lasted for about 3 hours near Connaught Place, a popular area frequented by shoppers. All six of the monsters are young homeless men.

 2.   German Tourist Case:   A few days ago an 18-year-old German charity worker was assaulted on a train in Southern India. The culprit was a fellow passenger.

 3.   Swiss Tourist Case:  In March 2013 a couple from Switzerland who were camping in a forest, in the Madhya Pradesh state were attacked by a group of men. They were brutally beaten up, the woman was gang raped repeatedly for long hours in the presence of her husband. Six men were jailed for life for the attack.

4.   American Tourist Case:  In June 2013 a 30 year old American woman was gang raped in the northern resort town of Manali as she made her way to her guest house (Inn).

5.  In 2013 a photojournalist was raped in broad daylight in Mumbai. Another, 21 year old woman was raped by 2 groups of men on Christmas Eve in Pondicherry. A 16 year old girl who was gang raped twice and set ablaze in Calcutta, later died.

According to the Government of India (GoI) there were 1,330 rapes reported in New Delhi and the surrounding suburbs between January – October 2013.

The new stringent laws that doubled prison terms for rape to 20 years and criminalized voyeurism and stalking do not serve as a deterrent to Indian men, simply because they do not respect women. The two largest cultures in India do not advocate for women to be respected.

Millions of women in India are harassed, violated and killed for dowry. Many more have to put up with daily indignities, the abuse continues unabated and the streets of India are not safe. Police corruption is rampant, people with clout, influence and the right connections get away with rape, murder, extortion, blackmail and much more.

The judicial process in India is a joke in itself. The Indian Judiciary is corrupt to its core, and the legal process takes decades. In the meantime, the witnesses either forget the facts as perceived at the time of the incident (crime), many witnesses are routinely bribed and suffer from sudden amnesia, or turn hostile towards the victim or prosecution, many are simply bought out by the culprits and their politically connected rich family members. The Police do not protect the witnesses, and the circus continues. The Judges of all levels and ranks can be bought as well, if you have the money or political connections all is well for the criminals and their accomplices.

The victim is further brutalized by the Judicial Officers, Police and the Law itself.

Cases involving foreigners continue to get more attention in the media and from the police, Indian women who are raped are still unlikely to receive justice. The double standards are a part and parcel of life in India. This is Justice in India. 

The 6 pillars upon which India stands today are illiteracy, hypocrisy, anarchy, blindness, monstrosity and irrationality. If a country’s GDP was to be measured by any of these 6 national products, India would rightfully be the richest country in the world, but for now I will leave it for history to prove me wrong. 

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/bibliotheque/briefing/2013/130433/LDM_BRI(2013)130433_REV1_EN.pdf

 

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New Delhi – The Rape Capital of India

Welcome to the land of a million Gods & a billion Godless, ignoramus, intellectually impotent people who share a strong collective belief that a woman is raped because “it was her fault” or “because she should have known better [i.e. nature of men]”.

For two months I chose to remain silent on the rape & murder of the young girl and the brutal attack on her male friend. The brutality is overwhelmingly incomprehensible, & sickening to me. It was just too much for me to bear, just too much for me to think of the evil that befell on the two youngsters. I cannot even fathom the pain and suffering of the grieving parents, family members and friends of the young lady whose vibrant youth, her  dreams, aspirations & a wonderful promising life, was taken away by the pure evil acts of those six rapist who ravaged her modesty on December 16, 2012 on a bus in Delhi.

The brutality of the assault, in which the six men raped the 23 year old & beat her up with a metal rod & the insertion of the same into her tender body, leading to severe intestinal damage but that was not enough for them so they went ahead and threw her and her male friend out of the moving bus onto a highway.

Welcome to the land of a million Gods & a billion Godless, ignoramus, intellectually impotent people who share a strong collective belief that a woman is raped because “it was her fault” or “because she should have known better [about nature of men]”.

I grew up listening to these lame excuses that help deflect the criminality of the act itself and  further victimize those who are raped & molested. I detested such wretchedness and continue to do so to this day. In my teens it became evident to me that a woman was nothing more than a object of desire and a second class citizen.

Rape, incest , child molestation, sexual harassment and sexual assault on women, and children of both genders is nothing new in this Holy Land. These barbaric acts are committed everyday in urban and rural India. Statistics indicate 70% to 75% of the rapes in urban areas are not reported by the victim or by his/her family members or guardians.

In rural India where the vast majority of India’s population resides, raping and molestation of women and children is very prevalent and grossly under reported crimes. Why?

The answer – Abject poverty & powerful crime lords belonging to the upper caste [local politicians, landowners, & police personnel are the most common perpetrators of these crimes]. The women of lower caste, such as Dalits are raped and they suffer in silence. How Holy are WE?

Sex crimes or sexual assaults are not reported to the police by the victim or by his/her family because of societal pressures. The victim and his/her parents and immediate family members are often ostracized by other family members, friends, neighbors & by the religious gurus and pundits. Religious places of worship have been known to label the rape victim as a “shameless whore” or “parivaar ka kalank (blot on the family name)”, “public prostitute”  and so on.

One of the main reasons the media have ignored to address this issue has it’s genesis in India’s history, culture & custom, education system & the judicial system.

The media in the so called “largest democracy” needs an education in what it means to live in a Free Constitutional Democracy. Perhaps for a change (I hope it will be a permanent one) you can be patriotic by defending and enforcing the Constitution, and the law of the land by holding the politicians, law enforcement officials, public servants and other government personnel accountable and responsible for their actions. The same would be applicable to the local police, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), and other members of the intelligence community.

Some of the notorious rape cases of India in recent years

1.   1990 – Rape & murder of Ms. Hetal Parekh, a 14 year old by her Dhananjay Chatterjee, a guard in her apartment builiding. The culprit was convicted in the court of law and sent to the gallows in 2004.

2.   1992 – Gang rape of Ms. Bhanwari Devi, in the State of Rajasthan. Ms. Devi was “punished” because she protested against the age old practice of child marriage. How Holy are WE?

The case is still being fought in the courts in the typical Indian way, deliberately and purposefully slowly dragging it out. Giving enough time for two of the accused to die natural deaths.

Now, we Indians cannot be blaming the Taliban, and the Pakistanis across the border for perpetrating such crimes.

3.  1996 – A minor, 16 year old, from a place in Suryanelli, in South India was raped continuously for 40 days by 42 men. A special court sentenced 35 of these monsters to prison, the Kerala State High Court acquitted all of them.

4.   1996 – Priyadarshini Mattoo, a 25 year old law student was raped & and murdered in her home in New Delhi. The culprit is serving a life sentence.

5.   2003- A Swiss diplomat, 36 year old raped by two savages in Delhi as she was returning home after a screening of a Chinese film at the 34th International Film Festival of India held at Siri Fort Auditorium.

As the victim opened the door to her Toyota, the 2 savages pushed her into the back seat. One of the men raped her, while the other monster drove through the well lit street of South Delhi. After 90 minutes she was dropped off at Safdarjung Enclave and given instructions on how to get back home, in the most casual manner.

The 2 savages were in their late 20s, and one of them spoke fluent English. In the testimony recorded by the police, the diplomat said that one was well dressed and spoke English and after raping her went on a monologue about life in Switzerland and Europe and spoke of the sanctity of Indian marriages.

In her assessment the rapist clearly came from a upper middle class background and may have known or may have dealt with foreigners in the past.

6.  Indian President‘s bodyguards gang rape   –  On October 6, 2003 a 17 year old and her boyfriend were at Buddha Jayanti Park in the backyard of the Presidential Palace, to watch the Dalai Lama. Here, 4 members of the elite President’s bodyguards on duty and in uniform brutally raped the 17 year Delhi University student.

The ever slow judicial system of India handed down 2 of the savages life imprisonment and the other 2 got 10 years each. I often wondered how many years would each of these monsters received if their 17 year old victim was the President’s daughter.

7.   2004 – Ms. Manorama T. Chanu was gang raped & killed in Manipur by the finest soldiers of the Indian army.

8.  2005 – Ms. Prathibha Murthy, hired a cab to take her home from the call center where she worked in Bangalore, India’s IT & BPO hub. She was raped and killed by the driver who was to drive her home.

9.  2007 – Two Japanese tourists were drugged & raped by three men in Agra, the home of the Taj Mahal

10.  2009 – An American student at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) was gang raped. The court in Sewree acquitted the accused for lack of evidence. The presiding  judge observed that the victim was never raped and no “sexual intercourse” took place and described the 23 year old American’s statements as “neither wholly reliable nor wholly unreliable”.

This investigation and evidenced collection was botched from the very beginning by the police even after the doctors & medical personnel that the young woman was gang raped.

According to police report, the victim was taken to a house of one of the accused Mr. Kundanraj Bodgohai in Andheri & gang raped by by Vinamra Soni (23), Harshvardharn Yadav (22), Jaskaran Singh Bullar (21), Anish Borkatki (21), Dev Colabawala (21) and Kundanraj Bodgohai (22).

Since, the court did not find the victim “wholly reliable” the six accused were set free.

11.  2009 – Ms. Nayana Pujari who worked for an IT company was gang raped in Pune. The prime accused escaped from police custody.

12.  How may Indians recall the Aruna Shanbaug case.

On November 27, 1973, Aruna Shanbaug a nurse at King Edward Memorial Hospital Bombay (n/k/a Mumbai), was assaulted by Sohanlal Bharta Walmiki, an employee who worked as a cleaner at the hospital. The police report charged Sohanlal Walmiki, the culprit with crimes of robbery, assault and attempted murder, but deliberately did not record the sodomy (rape) of the victim, ostensibly to saver her impending marriage.

It has been more then 40 years since Aruna was raped and left for dead, she continues to live in a permanently vegetative state and is fed through a tube and looked after by the nurses at King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital, Mumbai, India. Her rapist Sohanlal Bharta Walmiki, served a 7 year sentence and was set free, his whereabouts are unknown.

How Holy is India? How educated are it’s people? How law abiding is the Judiciary of this Holy Land of ours?

Perhaps, it is time for us to collectively hang our heads in shame & start asking ourselves some tough questions. We must promise ourselves that the next pilgrimage that we embark on will not be to our favorite shrine, temple, mosque or some place where a Saint or Guru was born or a Pundit or Sadhu laid to rest, but a  soul searching pilgrimage, we can all agree it is going to be one hell of a journey.

Harder the journey, the greater the depth of one’s purification. 

India – Land of Gurus, Swamis & Swines, all equally guilty of promoting violence & illiteracy. (Part 2) Bal K. Thackeray, a Hindu Extremist, Mass Murderer & Extortionist is dead at the age of 86

The cover page of the magazine The Week, depic...

The cover page of the magazine The Week, depicting Raj Thackeray as Adolf Hitler (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Bal Thackeray is Dead

Good riddance to bad rubbish

Bal Thackeray, founder of Shiv Sena, a Hindu fundamentalist organization, mass murderer, anti social element & worshiper of Adolf Hitler finally breathed his last on Saturday, November 17, 2012.

Bal Thackeray commanded “respect” just as Adolf Hitler. Both mentally challenged, mass murdering illiterates were “respected” because they were feared and not because they yielded intellectual capacity.

Bal Thackeray and his like are a blot on Indian history, culture, society, the Indian Constitution and the rule of law.

I never liked him or admired him. For he was a violent human being and had no qualms misrepresenting facts to his fellow Shiv Sainiks and people at large.

The State of Maharashtra will never be able to wipe the tears off the faces of people who lost their lives throughout India because of Bal Thackeray and other fundamentalist Hindu political groups who have committed horrible acts against fellow Hindus, Dalits – the lower caste Hindus, journalist, critics, media persons, migrant workers from Southern India & the Muslim minority.

Shiv Sena and its extreme ideology is against the rule of law and UNDEMOCRATIC in every respect.

People like Bal Thackeray and his supporters are neither forgotten by their victims nor forgiven by God, Nature and Humanity.

https://thelargestdemocracy.wordpress.com/2012/09/30/india-land-of-gurus-swamis-swines-all-equally-guilty-of-promoting-violence-illiteracy-part-1/

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Poem by Martin Niemoller – German Pastor & Theologian

Poem is by Martin Niemöller was a German pastor and theologian born in Lippstadt, Germany, in 1892. Niemöller was an anti-Communist and supported Hitler’s rise to power at first. But when Hitler insisted on the supremacy of the state over religion, Niemöller became disillusioned. He became the leader of a group of German clergymen opposed to Hitler. Unlike Niemöller, they gave in to the Nazis’ threats. In 1937 he was arrested and eventually confined in Sachsenhausen and Dachau. His crime was “not being enthusiastic enough about the Nazi movement.” Niemöller was released in 1945 by the Allies.  

His  statement, sometimes presented as a poem, is well-known, frequently quoted, and is a popular model for describing the dangers of political apathy, as it often begins with specific and targeted fear and hatred which soon escalates out of control.

First they came for the communists, and

I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist.

Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Jew.

Then they came for me
and there was no one left to speak out for me”.

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180 px (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

INDIA – Know Your Legal Rights Series – (PART 1) – The Constitution of India – THE UNION AND ITS TERRITORY

PART I

THE UNION AND ITS TERRITORY

ARTICLES

1.        Name and territory of the Union

2.       Admission or establishment of new States

2A.   [Repealed.]

3.      Formation of new States and alteration of areas, boundaries or names of existing States

4.      Laws made under articles 2 and 3 to provide for the amendment of the First and the Fourth Schedules and supplemental,

          incidental and consequential matters

1.     Name and territory of the Union.—

(1) India, that is Bharat, shall be a Union of States.
(2) The States and the territories thereof shall be as specified in the First Schedule.
(3) The territory of India shall comprise—
(a) the territories of the States;
(b) the Union territories specified in the First Schedule; and
(c) such other territories as may be acquired.

2.      Admission or establishment of new States.—Parliament may by law admit into the Union, or establish, new States on such terms and conditions as it thinks fit.
2A. [Sikkim to be associated with the Union.] Rep. by the Constitution (Thirty- sixth Amendment) Act, 1975, s. 5 (w.e.f. 26-4-1975).

3.        Formation of new States and alteration of areas, boundaries or names of existing States.—Parliament may by law—
(a)  form a new State by separation of territory from any State or by uniting two or more States or parts of States or by uniting any territory to a part of any State;
(b) increase the area of any State;
(c) diminish the area of any State;
(d) alter the boundaries of any State;
(e) alter the name of any State:
Provided that no Bill for the purpose shall be introduced in either House of Parliament except on the recommendation of the President and unless, where the proposal contained in the Bill affects the area, boundaries or name of any of the States, the Bill has been referred by the President to the Legislature of that State for expressing its views thereon within such period as may be specified in the reference or within such further period as the President may allow and the period so specified or allowed has expired.

3         THE  CONSTITUTION OF INDIA

Explanation I.—In this article, in clauses (a) to (e), “State” includes a Union territory, but in the proviso, “State” does not include a Union territory.

Explanation II. – The power conferred on Parliament by clause (a) includes the power to form a new State or Union territory by uniting a part of any State or Union territory to any other State or Union territory.

4.      Laws made under articles 2 and 3 to provide for the amendment of the First and the Fourth Schedules and supplemental, incidental and consequential matters.—

(1)   Any law referred to in article 2 or article 3 shall contain such provisions for the amendment of the First Schedule and the Fourth Schedule as may be necessary to give effect to the provisions of the law and may also contain such supplemental, incidental and consequential provisions (including provisions as to representation in Parliament and in the Legislature or Legislatures of the State or States affected by such law) as Parliament may deem necessary.

(2)  No such law as aforesaid shall be deemed to be an amendment of this Constitution for the purposes of article 368.

Read the Preamble to India’s Constitution

https://thelargestdemocracy.wordpress.com/2012/08/19/india-know-your-legal-rights-series-part-1-the-constitution-of-india-preamble/

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A humble appeal to my fellow Indians

More violence in the name of God, community and religion took place in Mumbai.

Why can’t we all just get along?

How many more people need to be killed?
How many more mother’s have to loose their children?

How many more children have to loose their parents?

How many more spouses have to loose their partners?
Before we all can UNITE under the tricolor flag of India.If India can find ways and means to launch satellites, travel in space, build one of the most advanced missiles in the world & aspire to send a man to the moon in the next decade, such HIMALAYAN dreams can only be achieved by India by solving the most difficult problems in pure mathematics, engineering, astrophysics, chemistry, aeronautics and other scientific and social disciplines.

This truly shows that we are a nation of hard working intellectuals, who are open minded and ever ready for adventure and learning new things in life.

However, we are absolutely blinded by the subject of religion. India’s BIGGEST challenge of curbing communal disharmony, heinous acts of violence in the name of God is its inability to recognize that the true message of religion is HUMANITY.

We humans should start believing in HUMANITY more than what the good book teaches, because the very essence of loving GOD is to love & serve HUMANITY.

End the violence now and forever, speak up & hold our government officials and community leaders accountable for their lack of  integrity and understanding.

Let us all join hands and promise ourselves to respect each others views and religious beliefs even when they are in different than our very own, promise to respect each other’s Constitutional rights & to uphold the law.

Please, let us all get together and help India grow and transform into a more tolerant, civil & peaceful nation looked upon, well respected and admired by other countries of the world.Thank you
Author ~ https://thelargestdemocracy.wordpress.com/

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Let us educate ourselves on the dangers of fundamentalism in India & around the world.

I am a social activist, who firmly believes in a free democracy, and human rights.

Voting was a lot easier under Adolf Hitler

Voting was a lot easier under Adolf Hitler (Photo credit: tiexano)

My sole objective is to educate the people around the world, especially India, my birthplace, on the rise of government abuses, such as violation of civil rights & the sharp rise in religious fanaticism and right wing movements such as Shiv Sena, a ultra right wing Hindu group which admires & worships ADOLF HITLER. The Government of India (GOI) has done absolutely nothing to curb this menace for the past 50 years.

India has more than 10,000 Hindu and Muslim right wing groups. Each promoting their own dangerous ideology.

Shiv Sena wants to ban everyone from celebrating Valentine’s Day (February 14th). Since, they cannot convince anyone to follow their stupid ideology or share in their dream of  a “Valentine Day Free India” the Shiv Sena took it upon themselves to illegally “policing” the streets, restaurants and bars to enforce their will on the destiny of educated and liberated Indians through acts of violence.

Each of these violent groups work independently and in uni-some to achieve their political goals and objectives through the impetus of fear, intimidation, kidnapping, extortion, rape, murder and so on.

If we as a human race continue to tolerate, dismiss or simply turn a blind eye to these injustices, free democracies such as India will cease to exist as democracies.

The rule of law, freedom of expression, assembly, speech, & religion, among many other freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution of the Republic will no longer serve as the protector of its citizens.

WE must unite & fight criminals, politicians, & internal enemies of the state who hold positions of power in all three branches of our government.

WE must stand united if we want to secure the future of our country. This task is of paramount importance & I urge every man, woman & child to join me. ~ Thank you

Here’s a poster of Shiv Sena protesting the celebration of Valentine’s Day on February 14.

Sskolkata (11)

Sskolkata (11) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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