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The Pantheon of Indian Feminazis

The Indian political establishment, with an eye on the female vote bank, fronts a number of hand maidens like Indira Jaising, Girija Vyas, and Ranjana Kumari to showcase its commitment to women’s rights. Unfortunately, like most other things done by the Indian political establishment, there is more pernicious symbolism than substance to women’s empowerment in India. These hand maidens have done nothing to truly empower Indian women: There is widespread malnutrition amongst women in rural areas. Infant mortality rates  are rising.  And a woman dies in child birth every 10 mins.
These hand maidens added to their sins by allowing Indian courts to get clogged with with frivolous 498A and domestic violence cases – laws these charlatans shaped into existence and which reflect their perverse world view. Every year, 30,000 women are jailed in 498A cases without being afforded due process. This has turned the already decrepit Indian criminal justice delivery system into an injustice delivery system. There is enough blood on the hands of these charlatans due to the reasons I mentioned above.
But I labeled them Feminazis for a factual reason. After the failed attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler on July 20th 1944, his henchmen rounded up not just the plotters, but also their families under a doctrine pushed forward by Heinrich Himmler called Sippenhaft. You can read about it by clicking here.
Sippenhaft means that if a person commits a crime and is found guilty, then the family of the guilty is also considered to be guilty, and the entire family is punished collectively.

So who are th Feminazis of India? Here’s the short list of these dim wits:

Women:

Men (These morons were born without a pair; they couldn’t hack it in the real world, so they chose to play pussy politics to earn a pitiful buck):

498A is Sippenhaft in the Indian context, except that the accused men and their families aren’t found guilty by a fair trial , but are presumed to be guilty and summarily jailed. Hundreds of thousands of mothers, sisters, fathers, and brothers of men accused in 498A cases have seen the inside of Indian prisons thanks to this pernicious law.  Addtitionally, these Feminazis don’t push for reform of corrupt organs of the govt such as the police force or the judiciary. The Indian police force stands amongst the most corrupt and brutal police organizations in the  world. Check the picture below to see what I mean:

An Indian police officer kicks an old lady who’s obviously not a threat in any way to him

Indian cops torture a woman. What the Indian Feminazis have to say about this?

I am not against any laws legislated to empower women. But I do object to the fact that laws like 498A are enforced by corrupt Indian police personnel and basic rights are routinely abused. It’s like setting foxes to guard the chickens, and we all know how well that’ll work.

Feminazis like Ranjana Kumari have been vocal in their opposition to amending 498A despite the mounting evidence of injustice innocent Indians are being subjected to thanks to this pernicious law.

There is another unfortunate consequence resulting from the actions of these Feminazis: they take away attention from other aspects of women’s empowerment in India such as providing basic health care for women in rural India, and worse, the misery that girls and young women trafficked into prostitution experience.

A young street  prostitute and victim of Indian Feminazi apathy  cries in a cafe.

Hence, I call these charlatans the Feminazis of India.

Here are a few of the videos I watched when I first got  into this mess. The victims were arrested under 498A and recount their harrowing experience:

498A victim’s videos (need real player or vlc media player)

Mrs Bhavani

Mrs Uma Challa

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Indian Heroes and Indian Rogues

Here’s the gallery of Indian heroes:

Here’s the disheartening gallery of Indian rogues:

  • Indira Jaising
  • Ranjana Kumari
  • Girija Vyas
  • IGP “Pussy Politics” S Umapathy, AP Police

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The Right To Know; The Right To Live: Aruna Roy Talks About The Right To Information

Aruna Roy is the driving force that led to the introduction of the RTI Act.

Click on the videos below to get her take on the RTI Act.

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Little Justice For Rape Victims in India – The Hindu

Here’s the link to the pdf:

http://www.thehindu.com/multimedia/archive/00948/Little_justice_for__948144a.pdf

Local copy if the pdf disappears:  Little Justice For Rape Victims in India – The Hindu

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India: Global Integrity Report Corruption Timeline

 

April 1987 — Swedish State Radio reports that a 60 billion rupee (US$1.3 billion) deal for 400 self-propelled howitzers between the Indian government and Swedish arms manufacturer Bofors in 1986 had been tainted by bribery. Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi orders an investigation into the matter. In June, the Swedish government reveals that the company spent 1.3 billion to 1.8 billion rupees (US$29 million to US$39 million) on consultancy fees which were allegedly used to bribe Indian officials.

November 1989 — With the Bofors scandal as a backdrop, Gandhi’s Congress Party, which had ruled India for 42 years, is ousted from power in elections that leave the party with fewer than 200 of the 543 seats in Parliament.

May 1991 — Former Prime Minister Gandhi is assassinated by a suicide bomber at an election rally. The Congress Party installs veteran politician P.V. Narasimha Rao as provisional leader; Rao becomes prime minister following his party’s victory in June elections.

April 1992 — The Bombay stock market plummets as banks fail to meet payments on purchases of government securities. According to investigators, several banks had illegally conspired to funnel money held by Indian and foreign banks to stockbrokers in order to speculate on the Bombay exchange. The market collapse costs millions of Indian investors an estimated 69 billion rupees (US$1.5 billion).

June 1993 — Harshad Mehta, a stockbroker known as Big Bull and one of the main suspects implicated in the ongoing Bombay securities scandal, alleges that in late 1991 he delivered suitcases containing 10 million rupees (US$217,000) in political donations to Prime Minister Rao. In July, Rao and his Congress Party barely escape a no-confidence vote.

December 1993 — The Joint Parliamentary Committee investigating the 1992 Bombay securities scandal concludes it was a deliberate and criminal misuse of public funds by four banks caused by lax enforcement by the government, stock exchanges and banks. The committee criticizes the Ministry of Finance for not noticing problems, then failing to respond to them.

December 1994 — On the same day, two cabinet members quit due to their roles in the Bombay securities scandal, and a third resigns after a government report links him to a scandal in which sugar imports were intentionally delayed, enabling sugar companies to earn hundreds of millions of dollars in profits.

January 1996 — After a four-year inquiry into the so-called hawala scandal, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) charges 10 political leaders with accepting 650 million rupees (US$14 million) in bribes from the leader of a money-laundering racket. Hawala is a popular form of black market trading, whereby money from abroad is laundered through street dealers to family members in order to avoid taxes. Three cabinet ministers immediately resign.

March 1996 — A national newspaper reports that in July 1995, National Fertilizers Limited (NFL) contracted to buy 2 million metric tons of urea from the Turkish firm Karsan, yet despite an advance payment of 1.7 billion rupees (US$38 million) by NFL, Karsan never delivered any urea. Authorities uncover a kickback scheme surrounding the deal involving Karsan and NFL executives, as well as relatives of high-level government officials. Charges are brought in December 1998, but motions by the accused and other procedural snags draw the case out over many years. As of early 2006, nine defendants are facing trial, including B. Sanjiva Rao, a relative of former Prime Minister Rao, and Prakash Chandra Yadav, son of former Union Minister Ram Lakhan Singh Yadav.

May 1996 — After two key governors of India’s ruling Congress Party are linked to the hawala scandal, the Congress Party is defeated in elections. In the ensuing political chaos, first Atal Behari Vajpayee of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), then H. D. Deve Gowda of the newly created United Front Party, become prime minister.

August 1996 — Federal police discover 60 million rupees (US$1.3 million) in cash and a stash of jewelry during raids on two homes owned by Sukh Ram, former Telecommunications minister under Rao. Investigators discover Ram had undeclared assets worth 390 million rupees (US$8.5 million). Ram, who supervised 1.1 trillion rupees (US$25 billion) worth of tender offers for the privatization of the Indian telephone system, is accused of accepting bribes, but the charges are later dropped.

April 1997 — Prime Minister Gowda is overwhelmingly defeated in a no-confidence vote. Inder Kumar Gujral of the Janata Dal party becomes prime minister, pledging a “clean government.”

April 1997 — The CBI implicates 56 suspects in the so-called “fodder scam,” an alleged 20-year scheme that looted 1.9 billion rupees (US$280 million) from agricultural support programs in the state of Bihar. Among the suspects is Laloo Prasad Yadav, national president of Janata Dal and powerful ally of Prime Minister Gujral.

May 1997 — Former Prime Minister Rao is indicted on bribery charges for conspiring to buy votes in Parliament prior to a 1993 no-confidence vote.

July 1997 — Yadav splits the Janata Dal Party, taking 16 of its 45 members to found the new Rashtriya Janata Dal. He quits as chief minister of Bihar after the Supreme Court denies his appeal for protection from imprisonment and the CBI orders his arrest. Yadav arranges to install his wife Rabri Devi as the new chief minister, even though she has no political experience and is reportedly illiterate. Yadav surrenders to authorities a week after resigning, and is released on bail in December.

November 1997 — India’s fourth government in 18 months collapses. Prime Minister Gujral resigns after the Congress Party withdraws its support from the ruling coalition. Parliament is officially dissolved in December.

March 1998 — Atal Behari Vajpayee of the BJP becomes the fourth prime minister in two years. The Congress Party picks Sonia Gandhi, the widow of assassinated Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, as its new president.

April 1999 — Prime Minister Vajpayee resigns after his government loses a vote of no-confidence. Vajpayee agrees to stay on until a new government is formed.

October 1999 — The Bofors scandal resurfaces when corruption and conspiracy charges are filed against five people, including deceased ex-prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, who is accused of blocking an investigation into Bofors. Former Defense Minister D. K. Bhatnagar and arms dealer Win Chadha are also charged.

January 2000 — The Central Vigilance Commission, charged with attacking corruption, publishes the names of 74 senior bureaucrats and 20 police officers whom the agency believes should face corruption charges. Most are from elite branches of the civil service, and some are retired.

September 2000 — Former Prime Minister Rao is convicted of criminal conspiracy and corruption in the 1993 vote-buying scandal — the first Indian prime minister to be convicted in a criminal case. He is sentenced to three years in prison but is acquitted on appeal in March 2002.

March 2001 — An Indian news Web site, Tehelka.com, releases a secretly filmed documentary apparently showing 31 politicians, bureaucrats, and army officials receiving bribes from undercover journalists posing as arms dealers. The scandal leads to the resignation of Defense Minister Georges Fernandes, the leaders of the Samata Party and the ruling BJP, and the suspension of four Defense Ministry officials. However, Fernandes is later reinstated, and the CBI never files charges in the incident. Tehelka.com suspends its operations in October 2002 due to lack of funding — its chief investor, a brokerage firm named First Global, withdrew all of its Indian operations after being served with over 200 summonses by the government.

March 2002 — Parliament enacts the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA), a controversial anti-terrorism measure that grants the government far-reaching powers, which are allegedly used to target religious minorities and political opponents. Much of POTA resembles the defunct Terrorists and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act (TADA), under which tens of thousands of human rights violations were committed against minorities, union activists, and political opponents in the 1980s and 1990s. After acknowledging these abuses, the government lets TADA lapse in 1995.

December 2002 — Parliament passes the Freedom of Information Bill, which gives citizens the right to access certain government information, and the Representation of the People Bill, which requires candidates for parliamentary or assembly elections to disclose any criminal records and declare assets and liabilities after being elected.

December 2002 — The New Delhi High Court stops the trial of the Hinduja brothers, who run a multibillion-dollar global business empire, and dismisses the case, arguing that the CBI did not follow proper procedures in filing charges of criminal conspiracy, cheating, and bribery related to the Bofors scandal. In July 2003, the Supreme Court reverses the lower court and orders resumption of the trial.

March 2003 — Investigators looking into an inter-state counterfeit stamp operation file charges against 39 people, including government clerk and alleged mastermind Abdul Karim Telgi. The detainees are accused of printing and selling fake stamps used for government notary purposes.

July 2003 — The Anti-Corruption Bureau reveals that as many as 2,642 government employees arrested on bribery charges over the past 10 years have not been prosecuted. The lack of progress is attributed to supervisors, since under Indian law investigators must obtain permission from the head of the department in which the accused employee works in order to proceed with charges.

November 2003 — Two congressmen and 11 senior police officers are detained pending an investigation related to the Telgi stamp scandal, now estimated to have cost the government 200 billion to 300 billion rupees (US$4.3 billion to US$6.5billion). About 60 people, including 13 police officers, have been arrested during the investigation.

November 2003 — Satyendra Dubey, the supervisor for a national highway project in Bihar, accuses road contractors of colluding with gangsters to steal from the 550 billion rupee (US$12 billion) project. Dubey is assassinated after his identity is revealed.

November 2003 — Dilip Singh Judeo, a junior environment minister and BJP leader, resigns after a video is broadcast showing him taking money from a businessman representing an Australian mining company. The “businessman” later tells the CBI he was a journalist running a sting operation.

February 2004 — The Delhi High Court posthumously clears Rajiv Gandhi, D. K. Bhatnagar and Win Chadha of corruption charges in the Bofors scandal. The Hinduja brothers are cleared of corruption charges, but not cheating and conspiracy charges.

May 2004 — The Congress Party scores a surprise victory in general elections. Manmohan Singh becomes prime minister.

April 2005 — Defense Minister Pranab Mukherjee suspends all transactions with South African weapons manufacturer Denel after a South African newspaper reports that Denel had improperly obtained confidential information relating to Indian arms purchases. Denel secured a 220 million rupee (US$4.8 million) contract in 2003 to supply rifles to India.

September 2005 — Railway Minister Laloo Prasad Yadav is charged with misappropriating state funds in the long-running “fodder scam.” Both Yadav and Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra are charged with embezzling over 1.8 billion rupees (US$40 million) in state funds intended for the purchase of animal fodder and with illegally withdrawing an additional 9.2 million rupees (US$200,000) from the treasury in the state of Jharkhand. In all, a total of 170 people have been charged in connection with the scandal.

January 2006 — Prahlad Goala, a reporter with the newspaper Asomiya Khabar in the northeastern state of Assam, is murdered. Goala had recently written articles accusing local forestry service officials of having links to timber smuggling. The forest warden, who had made death threats against Goala soon after the articles were published, is arrested in connection with the killing.

March 2006 — The BJP alleges corruption in the military’s contract to buy six submarines from two French companies. The BJP claims the government overpaid for the submarines by approximately 5.2 billion rupees (US$113 million) and used the excess to pay commissions to middlemen who helped secure the deal. Commissions in defense deals are forbidden under the law.

December 2006 — A former cabinet minister, Shibu Soren, is given a life sentence for murdering his aide, Shashinath Jha, 12 years ago. He is found guilty on charges of abduction, murder and criminal conspiracy. Soren is the first Indian cabinet minister to be convicted of murder. Federal investigators claim Jha was murdered because he was aware of kickbacks paid to Soren’s party members.

In a landmark ruling pertaining to another case, the Supreme Court says prosecutors do not need prior permission to begin proceedings against politicians facing corruption charges. Until now assent was needed from the Parliament speaker or a state governor to charge an MP or a legislator. The judgment is announced while dismissing petitions filed by politicians arguing that the prosecution must have permission from competent authority prior to filing corruption charges against them.

July 2007 — Pratibha Patil is elected president of India, making her the first woman president of India.

August 2, 2007 — The Manipur state government issues a directive banning the publication of any statement made by unlawful organizations. This order pertains to books, newspapers and any document, whether printed or in electronic form. If any of these printed materials contain content that the state finds necessary to ban, the publication will be forfeited. The All Manipur Working Journalists Union urges the state government to withdraw the orders by Aug. 9.

August 14, 2007 — A group of men who identify themselves as members of Shiv Sena, A Hindu Nationalist Party, attack the office of an Indian weekly newspaper Outlook. The assailants are angered by the political journal’s depiction of Bal Thackeray, founder of the party, as a “villain” in the current issue of the magazine. Outlook magazine editor Vinod Mehta calls the incident a “clear and blatant attack on the freedom of press.”

April 2008 — It is reported that more than 24,000 corruption-related cases are pending in Indian trial courts. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh advocates creating special courts to expedite the process.

January 2008 — The World Bank exposes serious fraud in Indian health care programs jointly funded by donors, India and the World Bank. The World Bank found lapses in auditing, malpractice and corruption in five healthcare programs launched between 1997 and 2003. The projects dealt with health issues such as tuberculosis, malaria and HIV/AIDS control.

June 2008 — The Transparency International India-Centre for Management Studies Corruption Study 2007 reports that corruption in India involving citizens including below poverty line (BPL) households is all pervasive across the states and public services. The survey covered 108 districts across all the 31 states of the country and reported that no state or service was anywhere near “zero corruption” level. Seven states are reported to have an “alarming” level of corruption, while in Delhi the level is “high”.

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) reports that initiatives like Right to Information (RTI) and e-governance, computerization of judicial records for clearing massive backlog of legal cases in courts, and the provision of social audit in the implementation of National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) have been instrumental in curbing corruption in the country to a large extent.

July 2008 — A nuclear cooperation deal between India and the United States draws heavy criticism by India’s left-wing parties, who demand a vote of confidence take place in the Congress. The governing coalition survives the vote but those opposed to the deal still form a new oppositional alliance in protest. The left-wing opposition claims the government has been tainted by corruption.

The little-known group Indian Mujahideen claims responsibility to a series of explosions that kill 49 in Ahmedabad in Gujarat state.

Five people are arrested for allegedly running an inter-state betting racket on the results of the Indian Premier League matches. The betting ring is reported to have links to London.

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Was Former CJI KG Balakrishna Corrupt?

Please decide for yourself after reading this article:

 

K G Balakrishnan, whose tenure as Chief Justice of India ended last week, was the first Dalit to hold the post. But his time in office was marked by a near-Brahminical resistance to the transparency triggered by the Right to Information Act. High court judges across the country, however, displayed great spunk in standing up to Balakrishnan in a break from the judiciary’s notoriously servile culture.
The unintended consequence of Balakrishnan’s style of leadership was that HC judges had an impact at the national level like never before. This was not just on issues of accountability but also in the way they upheld the letter and spirit of the law in the course of their work.
Remember the challenge thrown to Balakrishnan by Justice Shylendra Kumar of the Karnataka HC and Justice K Kannan of the Punjab and Haryana high court when they publicly dissented with his line that disclosure of assets belonging to judges would compromise the independence of the judiciary? The novelty value was enhanced by the medium of their revolt: blogs!
The lead taken by Kannan and Kumar, along with Justice K Chandru of the Madras HC, had a salutary effect. It put pressure on their seniors in the Supreme Court to disclose their assets. Even as Balakrishnan accused him of being “publicity-crazy” allegedly for speaking out of turn, Kumar hit back by calling him “a serpent without fangs”. This was in
the context of the bungled move to elevate P D Dinakaran, chief justice of the Karnataka high court, to the Supreme Court. Kumar evidently felt justified in such irreverence as the stalemate over Dinakaran had paralyzed his high court.
Balakrishnan’s reluctance to drop Dinakaran’s candidature despite serious charges of corruption and the Supreme Court collegium’s decision to deny promotion to A P Shah, the Delhi HC chief justice who had made history by decriminalizing homosexuality, exposed the rot in the system of appointments.
As if that were not bad enough for Balakrishnan, Justice Ravindra Bhat of the Delhi HC, and then a division bench, comprising Justice Shah and Justice S Muralidhar, dismissed the Supreme Court’s appeals against the RTI order passed in the assets case by the Central Information Commission.
Another conscience keeper who ended up damaging Balakrishnan’s reputation, however inadvertently, was Justice R Reghupati of the Madras HC as he complained in writing about an attempt made by a Union minister to interfere in a case pending before him.
Rather than ordering an inquiry, Balakrishnan hushed up the affair on the technicality that Reghupati had not actually spoken to the minister during the mobile call made from his chamber by a lawyer trying to fix the case.
Balakrishnan was equally evasive when it came to following up on the categorical recommendation made by an in-house committee of three senior HC judges that Justice Nirmal Yadav of the Punjab and Haryana HC was unfit to remain in office for her alleged complicity in the cash-for-judge scam. This time he took refuge in the technicality that the then attorney general had opined that no corruption case had been made out by CBI against Yadav. Balakrishnan however remained tightlipped on what had stopped him from taking any administrative action against Yadav, including the kind of recommendation for impeachment proceedings he had made to the government against Justice Sowmitra Sen of the Calcutta high court.
In another mystifying rollback of accountability, Balakrishnan recommended to the President to bring back the Allahabad HC judges who had been transferred out in the wake of the Ghaziabad provident fund scam. All that is known to have changed though since their transfer is that the main accused in the case, a court employee, died mysteriously in judicial custody.
Balakrishnan’s tenure was redeemed to an extent by a slew of path-breaking verdicts, not just by Supreme Court judges but also by their HC counterparts. Just before his retirement, he struck a blow for human rights by outlawing the practice of forcing out the “truth” from suspects through narco analysis. Such progressive decisions were a silver lining to the dark cloud of falling standards in judicial probity.

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India Judiciary: The Rot Within

Came across this article.  Click on the excerpt below for the full article:

The Indian judiciary is one of the most powerful judiciaries of the world. The conduct of the judiciary has a direct impact upon the life of the ordinary people of the country. It is imperative in these circumstances that a state institution of such high powers must be transparent and accountable for its actions. The courts in India have however consistently avoided calls for accountability despite there being many instances of serious allegations of misconduct and misdemeanour. At one time Justice S. P. Bharucha, former Chief Justice of India, admitted that about 20 percent of the higher judiciary in India is corrupt. According to Justice Michael Saldahna of the Karnataka High Court it is 33 per cent. Despite there being such admissions, no enquiry has ever been initiated against any judge for past 15 years.

Local copy if the original disappears. All rights and credit to the authors and institutions:

The Indian judiciary’s contempt for accountability and scrutiny

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Some Interesting Stats On Arrests Of Women

In 1930, the British govt arrested 17,000 women for their involvement in the Dandi Yatra (Salt March). During 1937 to 1947 (10 Years), they arrested 5,000 women involved in the freedom struggle. From 2004 to 2006, the govt of India arrested 90,000 women of all ages under 498A. On the average, 27,000 women per year are being arrested under this flawed law. These are stats from the NCRB.

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The family of the writer was tortured by the Indian Police in an attempt to extort over a $100,000 by holding them in custody for over a week. The police, in cahoots with the magistrate and the PP, did this due to the ridiculous allegations made in a 498A case by his embittered ex-wife. She filed the case years after he and his family had last seen her. Thousands of 498A cases are filed each year in India by women seeking to wreak vengeance on their husbands and in-laws. Enormous sums are extorted from intimidated families implicated in these cases by corrupt Indian police officers and elements of the Indian judiciary. The author and his family haven't bribed any public official nor have they given in to the extortion. This blog aims to raise awareness of due process in India. The content of this blog constitutes, opinions, observations, and publicly available documents. The intent is not to slander or defame anyone or any institution and is the manifestation of the author's right to freedom of expression – with all the protections this right guarantees.

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