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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 – Know Your Legal Rights Series (PART 3) – The Constitution of India – CITIZENSHIP

PART II
CITIZENSHIP

5.   Citizenship at the commencement of the Constitution
6.   Rights of citizenship of certain persons who have migrated to India from Pakistan
7.  Rights of citizenship of certain migrants to Pakistan
8.    Rights of citizenship of certain persons of Indian origin residing outside India
9.    Persons voluntarily acquiring citizenship of a foreign State not to be citizens
10.  Continuance of the rights of citizenship
11.  Parliament to regulate the right of citizenship by law

 CITIZENSHIP

(Part II – Citizenship. – Arts. 7 – 11.)

5.  At the commencement of this Constitution, every person who has his domicile in the territory of India and—
(a) who was born in the territory of India; or
(b) either of whose parents was born in the territory
of India; or
(c) who has been ordinarily resident in the territory of India for not less than five years immediately preceding such commencement, shall be a citizen of India.

6. Notwithstanding anything in article 5, a person who has migrated to the territory of India from the territory now included in Pakistan shall be deemed to be a citizen of India at the commencement of this Constitution if—

(a) he or either of his parents or any of his grandparents was born in India as defined in the
Government of India Act, 1935 (as originally enacted); and

(b)  (i) in the case where such person has so migrated before the nineteenth day of July,                                          1948, he has been ordinarily resident in the territory of India since the date of his migration, or  (ii) in the case where such person has so migrated on or after the nineteenth day of July, 1948, he has been registered as a citizen of India by an officer appointed in that behalf by the Government of the Dominion of India on an application made by him therefor to such officer before the commencement of this Constitution in the form and manner prescribed by that Government:

Provided that no person shall be so registered unless he has been resident in the territory of India for at least six months immediately preceding the date of his application.
Citizenship at the commencement of the Constitution. Rights of citizenship of certain persons who have migrated to India from Pakistan.

7.  Notwithstanding anything in articles 5 and 6, a person who has after the first day of March, 1947, migrated from the territory of India to the territory now included in Pakistan shall not be deemed to be a citizen of India:
Provided that nothing in this article shall apply to a person who, after having so migrated to the territory now included in Pakistan, has returned to the territory of India under a permit for resettlement or permanent return issued by or under the authority of any law and every such person shall for the purposes of clause (b) of article 6 be deemed to have migrated to the territory of India after the nineteenth day of July, 1948.

8.   Notwithstanding anything in article 5, any person who or either of whose parents or any of whose grandparents was born in India as defined in the Government of India Act, 1935 (as originally enacted), and who is ordinarily residing in any country outside India as so defined shall be deemed to be a citizen of India if he has been registered as a citizen of India by the diplomatic or consular representative of India in the country where he is for the time being residing on an application made by him therefor to such diplomatic or
consular representative, whether before or after the commencement of this Constitution, in the form and manner prescribed by the Government of the Dominion of India or the Government of India.

9.  No person shall be a citizen of India by virtue of article 5, or be deemed to be a citizen of India by virtue of article 6 or article 8, if he has voluntarily acquired the citizenship of any foreign State.

10.  Every person who is or is deemed to be a citizen of India under any of the foregoing provisions of this Part shall, subject to the provisions of any law that may be made by Parliament, continue to be such citizen.

11.  Nothing in the foregoing provisions of this Part shall derogate from the power of Parliament to make any provision with respect to the acquisition and termination of citizenship and all other matters relating to citizenship.

India – Land of Gurus, Swamis & Swines, all equally guilty of promoting violence & illiteracy. (Part 3) Democracy Betrayed – The Rise of Bal Thackeray, Shiv Sena & the transformation of India from a Democratic to a Theocratic State

The Venomous Invertebrates Who Live Among Us

A Betrayal of the World’s Largest Democracy

Bal Thackeray the bloodsucking snake who spread his venom through Indian Society is dead, or at least that’s what they say. But for me he is very much alive, not physically of course, but through his dark ideology of snatching away people’s dignity through acts of violence, intimidation and unlawful behavior.

India and fellow citizens of Mumbai will NEED to UNITE and fight back to rightly claim that which belongs to them. Namely, their dignity, peace of mind, and last but not the least their Constitutional Rights guaranteed by the Constitution of India.

Bal Thackeray was nothing but POISON. He was NOT an intellectual person at all. He was and remains nothing but a violent thug and MASS MURDERER just like his idol Adolf Hitler, the Nazi leader of Germany.

His right wing political party the Shiv Sena is nothing more than a group of intolerant, intellectually challenged bigots, thugs and arsonist who think they are above the law of the land. They were only successful in consolidating their power by gaining support and following of like minded people, namely the Marathi speaking people of Maharashtra and neighboring states.

The entire state of Maharashtra and Mumbai its capital and commercial nerve center of the country has been hijacked by the Shiv Sena and their heinous crimes in the name of Hindu religion. The Shiv Sena has divided and ruled and conquered through the impetus of fear and violence.

Decades ago they vented their anger against the Tamils and South Indian migrant workers who came to Mumbai for education, commerce and employment.

Many South Indians did get jobs and stayed ahead of the native Marathi Manoos because they were qualified, hard working and intelligent. On the other hand the Marathi speakers were not educated enough and those who were educated had a very poor command or understanding of the English language which was and still is the universal language in the banking, business, legal and commercial fields / sectors in Mumbai.

Violence was the only language these animals spoke or understood. Later, the Shiv Sena found a new enemy the Gujarati, Jains and Marwaris of Mumbai (f/k/a Bombay), they too faced the same treatment. Shiv Sena extorted millions of rupees every year from industrialist, businessmen and the film industry.

While the politicians, police departments, and many more received a piece of the action. The Marathi speaking citizens of Maharashtra state had accomplished their mission of taking over Mumbai, the golden goose of the country by committing every unlawful act known to humankind. The judiciary was nothing but a puppet and corrupt to the core.

Honest citizens who complained or addressed their grievances to the police found themselves implicated in false police cases, evidence was fabricated and witnesses harassed, many were forced to make false confessions or recant their confessions.

Acts of intimidation, harassment of women and children were routinely carried out by Shiv Sainiks and the police force.

These heinous acts are still carried out in the name of “Aamchi Mumbai“, “Hindu Raj“, “Hindutva” and the “Saffron flag” to this day.

In Maharashtra the Marathi speakers are a majority and their violent acts are encouraged and supported by the Police, Intelligence Bureau (IB) and other state and central intelligence agencies. This has been the case for the past 50 years in Mumbai (Bombay).

The Maharashtra State police force, Mumbai City Police, Intelligence Bureau (IB) and every politician in the past 50 years has been sleeping in the bed made by the Shiv Sena, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the Hindu MahasabhaBajrang Dal, an affiliate of the RSS and other militant Hindu groups and organizations.

We all remember Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, a Madhya Pradesh-based Hindu nun with deep links to the Hindutva movement,  Sudhakar Dwivedi, and a serving Indian Army Lieutenant Colonel, Shrikant Prasad Purohit, all linked to Abhinav Bharat.

Abhinav Bharat was disguised as an educational trust with Himani Savarkar as its President.

Abhinav Bharat’s long term goal was to overthrow the Indian state and replace it with a totalitarian, theocratic order.

A ‘draft constitution’ spoke of a single-party system, presided over by a leader who “shall be followed at all levels without questioning the authority.”  It called for the creation of an “academy of indoctrinization [sic]”.

The concluding comment was stark: “People whose ideas are detrimental to Hindu Rashtra should be killed.”

Lieutenant Colonel, Shrikant Prasad Purohit received lessons in Hindutva politics at a class for Short Service Commission officer-aspirants at the Bhonsala Military School in Nashik.

The Bhonsala Military School was founded in 1937 by B.S. Moonje, the controversial school drew on fascist pedagogical practices the Hindutva ideologue encountered on a visit to Europe.  Abhinav Bharat held regular meetings on the premises of the Bhonsala Military School.

It may surprise many Indians but from the outset Abhinav Bharat’s  goal to overthrow the Indian Democratic state and establishing a totalitarian theocracy was an open secret at Bhonsala Military School and in some other quarters.

The movement was named Abhinav Bharat after a terrorist group set up by Hindutva militants to fight the British colonials.

Himani Savarkar was the the President of Abhinav Bharat, she is the grandniece of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, the father of the Hindutva movement and the daughter of Gopal Godse, the brother of  Mahatma Gandhi‘s assassin – Nathuram Godse.

One could say the “apple does not fall far from the tree”. Would you agree?

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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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India’s Bio-metric identification system for it’s population.

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India’s Bio-metric identification system for it’s population.

This is one of the most disturbing fact about the new Biometric identification scheme, proposed by the government of India (GOI). The government wants to literally “tag” every Indian with a “human-dog collar“.

Truly, scary, truly Orwellian in nature.  I wonder what’s next? GOI collecting blood, urine, skin & hair samples, and extracting DNA and other biological and chemical composition from every human body that calls it’s self citizen of India.

Please, click on the link below to access the article in it’s entirety. 

https://thelargestdemocracy.wordpress.com/2012/05/31/india-bio-metric-identification-system-for-the-entire-population-of-india/

RFID passport

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The Renaissance in Modern India is wanting.

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Raja Ram Mohan Roy endeavored to create from t...

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Raja Ram Mohan Roy endeavored to create from the ancient Upanishadic texts a vision of rationalist modern India.

                                                                                                        

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India – Land of Gurus, Swamis & Swines, all equally guilty of promoting violence & illiteracy. (Part 1)

To:

Bal ThackerayShiv Sena, the right wing Hindu fundamentalist political party of India

My thoughts captured herein, are directly in response to your public admiration and support of Adolf Hitler, the Nazi bastard & mass murdering white supremacist thug who came to power by instigating violence and hatred against intellectuals, academics & religious leaders of Germany & Europe.

Adolf Hitler, the Nazi bastard & his henchmen are directly responsible for the most heinous atrocities ever committed against humanity & nature. Specifically, the mass murder of Jews across Europe.

Perhaps you & your family would have met the same end as your idol Adolf Hitler whom you have worshiped for more than five decades. You have described Adolf Hitler as a great leader, someone with a great personality and leadership qualities, well your statements illustrates to the world how ignorant you and your family are of world history and events. These pathetic and illiterate statements directly reflect upon your intelligence level, upbringing, family values, and much more.

It clearly demonstrates to the world at large as to what an illiterate you are. So goes the same for your immediate family members, friends, party members and followers of your right wing political party, the Shiv Sena.

Adolf Hitler, the Nazi bastard, mass murderer of millions of people, including innocent children, senior citizens, mentally and physically disabled people of Germany and Europe would have sent you, your wife and parents to the gas chamber, if Hitler had invaded India.

You and your kind would not have seen the light of day. You are just not an illiterate & violent human being but also a manifestation of evil in our world.

Our planet would be a better place without inhabitants of your caliber and intelligence.

Satyameva Jayate. (The truth alone triumphs in Sanskrit)

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