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फ़रवरी 16, 2011

Human Rights in Indian Context

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Human Rights in Indian Context

Being human we are entitled to some rights which are essential for living our life with dignity and self respect. Way back in 1948 United Nations organization made the famous the universal declaration of human rights. But even today these rights are not available to a large chunk of population all over the world and especially in India.

In our country, one can’t even talk about human rights in the contemporary scenario because the very fundamental rights provided by our constitution are still unavailable to the masses. In my point of view our biggest internal security threat i.e. naxalism ( as our PM mentioned it in an address) originated because of failure of our govt. in safeguarding  the constitutional rights of its people.

If one carefully examines the area dominated by naxalites or Maoists then one can easily notice that it is till least developed area of the independent India. But Indian govt. is still not trying the solve the conflict through a logical and proper strategy i.e. development of these areas and mutual negotiation with the naxel leaders. But it is waging a war against its own people and innocent tribal people are caught in between.

Under the name of ‘Salwa Judun’ (which means ‘purification hunt’ in local gondi dialect) govt. is hiring naïve tribal youngsters to enlist as special police officers in security forces which are meant for the radiation of the naxal terror.

All types of atrocities are being committed in the name of maintenance of law and order. At the one side government is exploiting a innocent tribal people by enlisting them as SPOs on the meager amount of Rs. 1500 per month (i.e. Rs. 50 a day) and on the other hand it is making the situation even more violent by initiating the operations like ‘Salwa Judum’ and ‘Green Hunt’.

Nobody pays attention to the plight of innocent tribal people who are being exploited by the both govt. as well as naxalites. Infact, they are its major victim as Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) maintains in its report called, “The Adivasi of Chhattisgarh-Victims of the naxaltes and the Salwa Judum Campaign”:-

“It (Salwa Judum) has created a civil war where one is either with the naxalites or with the Salwa Judum… The security forces and the Salwa Judum activists have been responsible for gross violation of International Human Rights and Humanitarian Laws including torture, killings and rape especially during joint operations to bring scattered villages under the Salwa Judum…”

 

One cannot even speak in our independent nation. The Chhattisgarh special pubic security act 2005 (CSPSA) allows imprisonment for upto three years if anyone is caught making contributions  to unlawful organizations, even if the contributor is not a member of such organization. On December 24, 2010, Dr. Binayak Sen, Vice President of the People’s Union for Civil Liberty (PUCL) was sentences to life imprisonment by the Raipur session Court for his violation of this draconian act. Similarly, in 2007 Kartam Joga participated in petitioning in India Supreme Court regarding human rights violations in Chhattisgarh, Joga has been in Dantewara district Jail since 14th September 2010. Like Dr. Sen, joga’s conviction is under the CSPSA and UAPA.

(This is the real situation of India with reference to human rights; no one is secure if he/she wants to fight for their fellow beings to seek justice. This is the right time to come forward to fight against this kind of injustice in India and the Govt. should think over these issues again.)-Editor

-Anonymous (If we get the name we will display it)

16th Feb.2011

 

फ़रवरी 14, 2011

Thus Spoke Ambedkar

Filed under: Dr Ambedkar,Education — Milestone Education Society (Regd.) Pehowa @ 12:44 अपराह्न

Thus Spoke Ambedkar

By Dr Desh Raj Sirswal. Friday, 4. February, 11:34

Dr. B.R.Ambekar, The Positive Philosophy


“In every country the intellectual class is the most influential class. This is the class which can foresee, advise and lead. In no country does the mass of the people live the life for intelligent thought and action. It is largely imitative and follows the intellectual class. There is no exaggeration in saying that the entire destination of the country depends upon its intellectual class. If the intellectual class is honest and independent, it can be trusted to take the initiative and give a proper lead when a crisis arises. It is true that the intellect by itself is no virtue. It is only a means and the use of a means depends upon the ends which an intellectual person pursues. An intellectual man can be a good man but he may easily be a rogue. Similarly an intellectual class may be a band of high-souled persons, ready to help, ready to emancipate erring humanity or it may easily be a gang of crooks or a body of advocates of narrow clique from which it draws its support.(Dr.B.R.Ambedkar)

Comments

Moefi (mor air fee) # 7. February 2011, 17:03

…there is always that motley of individuals in every society that determines things like the oil price or who should be the next president. As regards intellectuals, I have observed the politics of the day determines who of them has a voice. Anyone outside the ruling elite is regarded with suspicion and often are unable to influence policies.

My point is, often times intellectuals are caught napping like what happened with the recent financial crisis, making international best practices a mockery. Emerging markets keep on with the banter of nationalization thus exporting intellectuals to the first world. I mean, how many of president Hu’s people influence American research?

Economists and other positive people confer regularly at that Swiss ski resort, postulating about where the world economy is going, but they never follow through. Intellectuals get it right in cycles. The current crop gets credit for the former’s work and so on. Their ideas often get outdated if they overstay their welcome and hence revolutions.

Lastly I believe that intellectuals should be made to work for their societies. They should be milked for what their worth, for the benefit of society. They should be put on the hill from whence they would challenge society to go beyond the realms of credibility and transcend self imposed limitations.

Does it happen that way? You be the judge.

 

Andrei # 7. February 2011, 17:17

Originally posted by Moefi: of high-souled persons, ready to help, ready to emancipate erring humanity or it may easily be a you’re right

Moefi (mor air fee) # 7. February 2011, 17:28

…thank you for blowing into our balloon, you are a soulmate.

 

Dr Desh Raj Sirswal # 7. February 2011, 17:50

Dr Ambedkar always thinked how the present system can be useful for poor and needy persons. His thinking was that intellectual can play a great role if they have no bias of caste, creed, religion etc. My attempt is only that intellectuals should think on socialist and humanist character of a nation. Social equality, freedom,justice, education should be for all

 

Cited from
Dr Desh Raj Sirswal

The Positive Philosopher

http://my.opera.com/positivephilosopher/blog/thus-spoke-ambedkar

Dated:14-02-2011

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