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Letter to SC Judges: Good stand taken

Supreme Court judges GS Sanghvi and AK Ganguly took a right stand when they refused to become part of a conspirated attempt to delay proceedings in 2-G spectrum case because of the anonymous letter reached to Supreme Court Chief Justice with baseless allegations of bench having been managed. Obviously it was tactics to delay the proceedings because at times honest judges recuse themselves from hearing the case thus causing the delay in proceedings as is actually desired by the conspirator-alligator. Episode reminds of Madras High Court judge having said in open court about a Union Minister having approached him putting a pre-condition to not reveal identity of the minister in case the concerned minister tendered apology. Several honest judges are also found to transfer cases on being approached. In such cases of approach and influence, it should be administratively compulsory for every judge to bring on judicial record all such cases of influences and approaches with criminal action initiated against those approaching or influencing judges. Mere transfer of cases or seeking apology is not enough.

Subhash Chandra Agarwal, Delhi

subhashmadhu@sify.com

 

Something rotten in Allahabad High Court: SC

In the midst of all-pervasive pollution, it is a matter of great astonishment that the Supreme Court still see, and that too so belatedly, that 'something is rotten in Allahabad High Court.' When almost everything is rotten, the word 'something' seems ludicrous and makes concessions for the goings- on. If the system of the appointment of the Honourable Judges of the High Court is rotten, it is preposterous to expect that the atmosphere may be free from corruption, irregularities, malpractices, nepotism and partiality. To become a High Court Judge one has to have the requisite standing as advocate, good or bad no criterion, what is required is the strong political manipulation, and if both combinations exist, there is no impediment for a rotten lawyer to become 'His Lordship'. What is the most glaring violation of the principles of natural justice is the appointment of 'His Lordship' at the very bench of High Court where he has practised for decades, and may certainly have 'likes' and 'dislikes' and also the close relations, including the sons working as advocates at the same place. If the appointments are on totally extraneous considerations, the rottenness may be reduced considerably if after elevation 'His Lordship' is posted at a High Court outside the state. Moreover, if the direct appointment as Judge from the Bar is indispensable, it can be regulated through a competition to be organised by a High Powered Judicial Commission. A P.C.S.(J) officer hardy is able to reach the High Court, but a rotten lawyer easily manages to reach that coveted position. I have also practised for more than a decade as advocate at Lucknow Bench of Allahbad High Court and can say for certain that the charges of nepotism and 'likes' and dislikes' are negligible against those promoted from the judiciary compared to those elevated from the Bar and posted at the same place.

Dr. Mustafa Kamal Sherwani, Lucknow

sherwanimk@yahoo.com

 

Corruption

Le some wealthy humanists establish a Noble Prize for the one who can point out a place which is totally free from corruption in this wealth-worshipping world.     Sultan A. Patel

Khanpur Deh – 392150

 

Terminological antagonism

Islam have been facing several direct and indirect attacks from every facets its enviers. Among that attacks is the prevalent attack of adhering defamatory terms with the word "Islam" such as Islamic terrorism, Islamic extremism, radical Islam, Islam phobia, Islamic fashion, love jihad etc. In order to know who are inventing these terms, first of all we have to understand that who are prevailing these terms throughout the world. So, it goes without saying that these terms are spreading throughout the world with the help of electronic and print media. And who are controlling the media, can easily be understand with the statement of Mr. Roger Lambelin, who once remarked, "What of the big newspapers of all countries, controlled directly or influenced indirectly by the great Jewish capitalists, through intermediaries, editors, information agencies, or publicity! Try to advertise in the big press, or even in so-called nationals journals of Paris, London, New-York, Vienna or Rome, a publication which clearly shows the action of Israel and its imperialism, and you will see what kind of welcome it will receive." (Les Victoria d'IsraCl) Since, it is obvious from the above statement that Jews are controlling the world media. Hence, certainly they are the real culprits behind terminological flouting of the religions because it is in their nature to insult a person or a religion using different kinds of defamatory terms. We found a plenty of allusions about this nature of Jews in The Holy Quran. It is reported, "...say not [to Allah's Messenger], "Ra'ina" but say, "Unzurna" and listen...(2:104) The word "ra'ina" in Arabic literally means "consider us", i.e., give us time to hear you and listen to us. The Jews used to use the same word with the meaning of an insult.

Shayan Ghani, Patna

shayanghani@yahoo.com

 

There is no need to hop about...

There was no need to hop about for just mentioning the name of our Messiah Baba Saheb Dr. Ambedkar in his speech by U.S. President Mr. Barack Obama whereas he has very loudly acclaimed Mr. Gandhi who was nowhere near to Baba Saheb's tall personality. "Did Baba Saheb the liberator of the millions and the tallest human -intellectual personality, need any sort of recognition from anyone?" Whether Mr. M.K. Gandhi who opposed Baba Saheb Dr. Ambedkar by tooth n nails so far as the restoration of human dignity and rights to the untouchables are concerned could anywhere be near to Baba Saheb's personality? Mr. Pramod Kureel M.P. deserves our admiration for showing the way to Mr. Obama and correcting him by presenting him a copy of "What Congress and Gandhi Have Done To the Untouchables?" authored by Baba Saheb Dr. Ambedkar. Mr. Pramod Kureel has really demolished the misconception of Mr. Obama about Gandhi by timely presenting him the above work of Baba Saheb Earlier also the late Prime Minister Mr. V.P. Singh had tried to demean Baba Saheb's tall personality by awarding him "Bharat Ratna" posthumously whereas this award was given to so many disco dancers

Bhai Tej Singh, Ambedkar Samaj Party, New Delhi

missionbss@gmail.com

 

Congress clean up drive

It is being made out by a section of the media that the Congress was waiting for Obama’s departure and that within hours of it Ashok Chavan and Suresh Kalmadi were shown the door. Perhaps it was more a desperate effort of the Congress to evade the lashing from the BJP. The BJP onslaught would have begun in the next few hours when the Lok Sabha session would have begun.

Dr Mookhi Amir Ali, Mumbai

drmookhi@hotmail.com

AMU students awarded

Faculty Toppers from M.M. Hall were awarded a cash prize of Rs. 2500/each, a memento and a certificate of excellence. Dr. S. Hasan Tahir, Scientist, California, USA, an alumnus of Chemistry department sponsored the award and was the Chief Guest on the occasion. The awardees were - Mr. Md. Saddam Husain Ansari, B.Tech., Mr. Wasiullah, BA, Mr. Md. Mawoon Khan, MCA, and Mr. Peerzada Raouf Ahmad, BA (Final). Dr. Tahir urged the faculty toppers to go for even greater heights in future and continue to work hard. They must always think high. Prof. Abdul Aleem, Department of Hindi also attended the programme as Guest of Honour and gave away certificates. Dr. Suhail Sabir, Provost of the Hall welcomed the Chief Guest and thanked Dr. Tahir for generously awarding the residents of M.M. Hall.

Zeeshan Ahmad, AMU, Aligarh

 

Aung San Suu Kyi

The democracies of the world are celebrating the release of the Myanmar icon of democracy. The statements from the leaders all over the world and messages fulsome in praise of Aung San Suu Kyi are pouring in from world leaders like US President, UK’s Prime Minister, UN’s Secretary General and EU’s Commissioner rejoicing at her release. Only the world’s largest democracy, India, is lukewarm in welcoming the release of Aung San Suu Kyi. Our minister of external affairs – not the Prime minister - describes it as a step taken by the Myanmar janta “towards national reconciliation”. What does India mean by “national reconciliation”? If it means a step towards restoration of democracy and freedom of speech and expression and freedom from human rights abuses; the external affairs minister fails to mention it. Perhaps to the Indian government “national reconciliation” means Suu Kyi falling in line.

Dr Mookhi Amir Ali, Mumbai

 

Reality show

I wonder how people like Rakhi Sawant get so much of space in the media. Ironically, she is given a place to do a ‘Insaaf’ (Justice) in a reality show called Rakhi Ka Insaaf on one of the channels of NDTV. When her own life is at stake, how can she give justice to someone, by doing so the channel has abused the term justice in front of millions of people who take this term very seriously? Of late her program revealed another side, a rather dangerous one, to the country today as one Laxman Prasad, who participated in Rakhi ka Insaf with wife Vineeta committed suicide. And the family members are blaming Rakhi for this act and they are right in doing so. The contestants here are humiliated and insulted and called a namard (impotent) by Rakhi, whose character and conduct in the society is well known. The most ruthless face of the show is that, Vineeta (wife of the victim) also claimed in her interactions with the media that she had been paid fifteen thousand rupees by Rakhi Sawant after she participated in the show. Rakhi Sawant and people behind such shows should be booked immediately and programs like these must be banned with immediate effect, and above all people like Rakhi should be shown the door of misbehaving with the filthy tongue.

Mohd Ziyaullah Khan, Nagpur

 

PAC with teeth, a mighty weapon

Why the ruling coalition is always so averse to the suggestion of a Joint Parliamentary Committee on important matters is not understood. However a compromise formula put forward by Pranab Mukherjee may serve the purpose of a JPC. Mukherjee suggests attaching an investigating agency to the Public Accounts Committee [PAC]. If the government is placing an investigative agency at its disposal the PAC gets the much needed weapon to work with. Because the PAC is headed by the opposition’s Murli Manohar Joshi it should serve the purpose of the JPC with this additional authority and machinery at its disposal. The opposition should accept this proposal and get on with the mission to expose and eradicate corruption. This will be more constructive than obstructing the parliament or coming down on streets. The government on its part should see that the PAC -assisted by the investigating agency- has the fullest power to investigate anything under the sun and question anyone who in its opinion is in anyway related to the matter under their scrutiny.

Dr Mookhi Amir Ali, Mumbai

 

Why appreciating only after death?

It refers to Lal Krishna Advani now in a virtual praise for former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi when the veteran BJP leader has now discovered that Indira Gandhi was perhaps thinking to liberate Pak-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) like was done in her regime to liberate Bangladesh. There are many Congress leaders like Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel which later became role-models for BJP but only after their deaths. Politics of rivalry in life-time and praise for thoughts of such rivals after their deaths, should better be replaced by politics of cordiality in larger national interest when responsible and respectable leaders from ruling and opposition should sort out political differences amicably rather than being involved in wasting hard-earned tax-payers’ money on stalling Parliamentary proceedings continuously for weeks and months.

Subhash Chandra Agarwal, Delhi

subhashmadhu@sify.com

 

JDS should help Yeddy

The BJP leadership is mistaking if it tries to oust Yeddyurappa. He is already in hot waters and the BJP leaders are fishing in troubled waters. It is nothing but brahminical mindset. Now Yeddiurappa can form Karnataka BJP and get support from JDS on conditional basis. 20 crores is not a big money. Yeddy has donated more than what he gets. Reddy brothers are minting money by looting the mines which is the gift of nature for the people of Karnataka. The mines should be in the control of the state government.The income should be used not for BJP leaders but be utilized for the benefit of poor communities of Karnataka. The rich minerals are being sold away to foreign countries and the money is being used for destabilizing the state governments by horse trading. I request the senior leader Mr. Deve Gowda to set right the matter in the good interest of the people of Karnataka not in the interest of his sons or party.

Abdul Hameed Maqdoomi, Gulbarga

Slogan of Sushashan – development with justice

During Hindu festival Diwali/Dhanteras car agencies gives discounts to their customer. In Patna only, 2134 cars and vehicles are booked. It costs Rs 92 crore why paper published car sale record on page 1? In wanted to check the Slogan of Sushashan – Development with Justice is a mirage or fact. Through our own channel of information (the employee or staff who work in Mator Agencies) we collected not a single Muslim has booked a car. Sources opine that in a year 100 motor cars are not bought by Muslims in whole State Bihar. This is the facts and figure of Sushashan Slogan – Development with Justice.            S. Haque, Patna

 

Loren Booth’s veil unveil West

The way in which the media downplayed Loren Booth’s embracing Islam and her hard-hitting letter to Tony Blair shows the cunningness of the Zion-controlled Western racialist thinking.

S. Akhtar, Khanpur Deh – 392150

 

Eye wash reply by health ministry on tobacco products

It refers to an eye-wash reply by Union Health Ministry on a grievance lodged at helpline of President of India requesting to ban tobacco products. Ministry has replied that any such step can only be a part of long-term strategy when rehabilitation programme of millions of workers/farmers engaged in tobacco-related farming and industry would be completed. But response of the Ministry does not reveal about any such log-term steps taken by successive governments in last more than six decades after independence; neither the response indicates of any such future long-term planning to rehabilitate farmers/workers engaged in tobacco-related farming and industry. If government has to be sensitive towards farmers/workers dependent on tobacco-products, then it is senseless to print even diluted pictorial warnings on cigarette-packs?                  Madhu Agarwal, Delhi

subhashmadhu@sify.com

 

Can Obama please both – India and Pakistan?

Barack Obama’s proclamation that he looks forward to a reformed UN Security Council that includes India as a permanent member is a good sign paving the way for India to stand in the elite group. However, as expected, prompt response came from Pakistan which seemed angry at the recent development. Pakistan’s foreign ministry spokesman Abdul Basit said in a statement that “Pakistan hoped the United States would not be swayed by power politics in its support for a permanent seat for India in a reformed United Nations Security Council.” [The Down, 09.11.10] It is also virtually known to all that Obama would neither like to displease India nor Pakistan.  India seems to be a hot spot for American products, and Pakistan, America’s military camp to rein Afghanistan. Can Obama manage to please both – India and Pakistan?

Shafaque Alam, New Delhi

shafaquealam@gmail.com

II

The media in India is aflutter with Obama's visit. But I tuned in many times to CNN and BBC and not once did I come across Obama's visit to India getting a mention on those channels. On the other hand if it were as visit to China it would have taken up much more time in the international media. We may crow all the time about what a power we are developing into. The world may be aware of our progress, but they have yet to recognize that we are a power worth kow-towing to.

Xavier William

varekatx@gmail.com

 

Game madness

                Over-emphasising of games

                Is not overemphasising game

                An act of shame?

                A human being's status is tall

                Why should anyone dance like a doll?!

                If their sole is to earn maximum money

                Is it not funny?

                To ignore the truth that

                Money is for man

                Not man for money!!

S. Akhtar, Khanpur Deh - 392150

 

Lost faith in system & Islamic Law

On 12th November evening all TV channels were airing news about release of ex-Haryana DGP SPS Rathod who molested 14 yr old Ruchika during his service. While coming out of Budhail Jail he was smiling. TV captions were “Molester DGP walks free/out”. Times Now channel aired people’s views with the caption “where is the justice”? Ruchika’s father said “I have lost faith in the system”. Ruchika’s family friend Anand Prakash said that “Now every young girl would be molested and justice will not be given”. Muslims and justice loving people have terrible experience of system failure in more than 37000 anti-Muslim riots, Babri Masjid demolition (Allahabad HC verdict), fake encounters, innocents being harassed in jail etc. On “Times Now” channel at 7-15 pm Mr. Bhanu from Mumbai expressed his view that only Islamic Law can punish such culprits.

S. Haque, Patna

 

Jayavs Indira

Time will tell how Jayalalitha’s offer of support to the UPA government in the event DMK walks out; and the lukewarm response which it has received from the Congress will ultimately play out. One can’t help going back into not too distant history of Indian politics. It reminds us of the support Indira Gandhi gave or pretended to give Choudhary Charan Singh in the July of 1979 and compels us to make the comparison. While Jayalalitha offered support to prop up a coalition, Indira Gandhi did it exactly for the opposite reasons. She enticed Charan Singh to walk out of the Janata coalition with his BLD, and thereby toppling the government. Within months, even before the Choudhary faced the Lok Sabha to prove his majority, Indira Gandhi without any scruples pulled the rug from under Choudhary’s feet. That prank played on Indian democracy was to precipitate a mid-term poll in 1980, which, Layalalitha says; she does not want to force on the people of India. Can the not so warm response to Jayalalitha’s offer be the fear that Jayalalitha may do an Indira on the UPA?

Dr Mookhi Amir Ali, Mumbai

 

Nearness to Sultans dangerous

I am afraid some of our Ulama have endangered their Hereafter by nearing Sultans, Shahs and Shaikhs because kingship. (mulookiyat) has no place at all in Islam.

Sultan A.U. Patel

Khanpur Deh - 392150

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 December 2010 on page no. 31

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