Archive

Archive for the ‘rights’ Category

Indians stand by Anna Hajare for revolutionary Second Freedom Fight

August 21, 2011 3 comments

Why people started supporting Anna? Why and how it becoming a fast for Lokpal to revolutionary movement? and i found few reasons…

Since last 60 plus years our countrymen, people from each class, Farmer to mill worker, everyone suffering by many diseases like corruption on all levels, injustice, inflation, unemployment, bomb spots, nexalite issues, internal security issues,  politicians/ governments inabilities to provide basics like bread & butter even after we are called fastest growing country, Politicians and corporates going together and growing together and above that politicians arrogance.

Aam Aadami has been suffering a lot in last few years, he unwillingly, unwantedly, slowly became part of corrupted system, he has been carrying anger in his mind against corrupted system, he already lost belief for politicians but same time he alone was not abler to stand against it cause his past experience was not good, as usual he wanted someone to lead him like Gandhi (yes i am talking about Mahatma and not rest), Bhagat Singh or Netaji but every politician, every party, every neta here has lost respect, lost credibility.

And people’s fortune they found a iconic, ideal social activist who is pure from heart, who is been fighting for people’s rights, against corruption since many years, who has clean and inspirational background. People started looking trustworthy, hopeful leader in him and they started supporting Anna even though many of them are not aware about what is lokpal, what change lokpal will bring? they want to protest against corrupt system, they want corruption free country.

Lata Mangeshkar, amitabh bachhan, Mumbai’s dabbawalas, anupam kher, javed akhtar, priyanka chopra, bipasha, shekhar kapoor, shaban aazami, madhur bhandarkar and many suported Anna’s fast.

Mumbaikar Dabewala to Mumbai plaform boot-polish union, farmers to serviceman, poor to rich, Indians to Non Resident Indians (NRI’s), children to senior citizens. Aam aadami to celebrities, Sportsmen to Film stars, whole country supporting this grand,  anti-corruption movement.

Sri Sri Ravishankar- who met Anna Hazare on Sunday at the Ramlila ground said “It is definite that truth will become victorious.”

– Sikh guru Guru Govind Singh said that “saints and soldiers were required to save India, and today, in order to save the country, a soldier is sitting like a saint here.

Mahatma Gandhi’s Private Secretary, nonagenarian V Kalyanam, has supported to Anna Hazare’s followers in Chennai.

Santosh Hegade supported- karnattaka Lokayukta – The Lok Ayukta had exposed major irregularities in mines.

– Lata Mangeshkar: – “mujhe raajneeti na samajhme aati hai na hi usmein koi dilchaspi hai, parantu bhrashtachaar se humara desh mukt hona bahot zaroori hai, isiliye main anna hazaare ji ke is bhrashtachaar virodhi abhiyaan ka samarthan karti hun… (I don’t understand politics nor do I have an interest in it. But I feel, our country should be free from corruption, so I lend my support to the cause Anna Hazareji is fighting for),”

Kailash kher supported and he composed a song for Anna.


Anna Spporters childerns to senior citizens

Shekhar Kapoor:  The implementation of the #Lokpal bill is complex. But tht cannt take away Anna’s right to peaceful demonstration

Anupam Kher: Anna Hazare, Kiran Bedi and Arvind Kejriwal arrested even before they reach JP park. Saddest day for Indian Democracy.

The MOST important thing for all of us to remember is to keep this protest absolutely PEACEFUL. That is what ANNA wishes.”

Thousands of Indian Americans have come together in support of Anna Hazare’s movement against corruption in India from new york, washington, new jersy, LA with rallies, parades, sit-in protests and fasts.

Hundreds of NGO’s supported this movement.

POST YOUR COMMENTS about Anna hajare and the movement.

Advertisements

Anna Hazare – 74 years old Fighter against corruption

August 18, 2011 5 comments

Most influential soul of today’s India, Padma Bhushan (the third-highest civilian award), Real Hero, Army officer, Transformer of Ralegan Siddhi village, a genuine countryman, icon of India, social activist, echo of Gandhi, one and only Kisan Baburao Hazare popularly known as Anna Hajare अण्णा हजारे started second Freedom Fight, a revolutionary movement.

Anna Hajare - hunger strike

1. Anna Hazare began his fast unto death on 5 April 2011 at Jantar Mantar at Delhi for the demand to form a joint committee of the representatives of the Government and the civil society to draft a stronger anti-corruption bill with stronger penal actions and more independence to the Lokpal and Lokayuktas.

Social activists, including Medha Patkar, Arvind kejriwal, kiran bedi, Agnivesh support to Hazare’s hunger strike and anti-corruption campaign.

2. On 8 April 2011 the Government of India accepted all demands of the movement. According formula there will be a politician Chairman and an activist, non-politician Co-Chairman. According to the notification, Pranab mukhereje will be the Chairman of the draft committee while Shanty Bhushan will be the co-chairman.

On the morning of 9 April 2011 Hazare ended his 98-hour hunger strike.

First Freedom Fighter Bhagat Singh, Second Freedom Fighter Anna Hajare

First Freedom Fighter Bhagat Singh
Second Freedom Fighter Anna Hajare (Army photo)

3. During the meeting of the joint drafting committee on 30 May 2011, the Union government members opposed the inclusion of the prime minister, higher judiciary and the acts of the MPs under the Lokpal in the draft bill.

4. On July 28, 2011 the union cabinet on approved a draft of the Lokpal Bill, which keeps the Prime Minister, judiciary and lower bureaucracy out of the ambit of the proposed  Lokpal.

5. Anna Hazare rejected the government version by describing it as “cruel joke’’ and wrote a letter to Prime Ministe.

6. On August 16 2011, Hazare was arrested four hours before the planned indefinite hunger strike.

7. On 19 August 2011 Anna released from Tihar Jail and continue fast on Ram Lila maidan.

8. 20th August 2011 – 5th day of fast, waiting for dialogue from government.

9. 21st August 2011 – 6th day of fast

Anna said again “Hunger strike will continue until the government passes Lokpal Bill.”

Anna said, “Those who are saying the BJP and RSS are behind our agitation should be sent to a “mental hospital.

Government not taking any pro-active step, Anna has not eaten since last 6 days but government has no concerns for the health of 74 year old Anna Hajare. Government is been replying, reacting in a shameful way since starting of that movement. Our Mr. Clean hon. Prime Minister not justifying his position cleanly, such a grand movement going in a India, people on road but our PM busy talking about growth rate. Indian Janata respects Mr. Clean a lot  but now people having lots of question in their mind.

10. 22st August 20117th day of fast – Anna lost 5 kg. People from India and outside of India supporting this movement.  Movement seems to be centuries greatest, grand movement, NRIs hold rally for Anna in LA, Anna is fasting for the last seven days and what our hon. Manmohan singh doing? are they waiting for him to die, no Manmohan singh is busy in much more important task like attending convocation at the Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur where locals and students protest and few students even announced that they would not accept their degrees at the annual convocation in support of Hazare’s campaign, Ritesh Singh, a student said ‘Prime Minister giving me my degree is a dream come true. But right now a strong Lokpal is much more important than my dream.’ Is it kind of slap for sleeping government? Millions, Billions of people actively, passionately  participated in anti-corruption movement, people are on road to protest corruption but importantly with non-violence, i think this is the only example in the worlds history.  Why government is behaving like a full,why govt. is playing with people’s emotions. If anything happens to Anna’s health or govt. continue to respond in same way then people, youth can go to wrong direction.

Next 4 days discussions, arguments happened between Anna team and sarkar, every time Government said something and taken stand against something, it was like monkey jumping, even sarkar were in planning to arrest Anna in midnight but Anna, his team and peoples awareness made sarkar to withdraw that plan.

Meantime Annaji lost almost 7 kg weight, Dr said his Blood pressure is low, his health is stable but still Dr. has concerns of long term effects. But every time Anna Hajare said he is fit and he will not die until and unless Lokpal bill passed.

According to plan, discussion was planned in sansad (Loksabha) on Lokpal  and 3 key points on 26th august, but as usual political parties played cards of their politics and nothing constuctive happned.

27th August – 12th day of Anna’s fastHistoric day for country.

  In morning Anna Hazare said, “It is very sad thing that we have mistakenly sent people who are not right to Parliament.”

After lots of drama in Loksabha, after lots of certinity and uncertinity finally the historic and good thing happned, Loksabha agreed on Anna’s 3 conditions without any condition.

Anna said, “We have won half the battle. Celebrate the success with peace. My brothers and sisters who has been on fast, please end your fast. I will end my fast with you at 10 am (28th August 2011).”

“Anna thanked all countrymans, youth, women, childrens, media, supporters for supporting lokpal movement. “ 

28th August – Finally Anna Hajare ended his 13th day (290 hours) fast.

 Anna said, “This is the beginning, we have lots of plans and things to do in near fuure and every time required everyone’s support the way they shown here. Next few agendas are Election reform, we need to have Right to recall and Right to reject. ” then he shown concerns about farmers rights, labors rights, environment and natural resource, he said we need to conserve the natural resources.

The President of India DR. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam ‘s Speech

September 27, 2007 5 comments

The President of India DR. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam ‘s Speech in Hyderabad

Why is the media here so negative?
Why are we in India so embarrassed to recognize our own strengths, our achievements? We are such a great nation.

We have so many amazing success stories but we refuse to acknowledge them. Why?
We are the first in milk production.
We are number one in Remote sensing satellites.
We are the second largest producer of wheat.
We are the second largest producer of rice.
Look at Dr. Sudarshan , he has transferred the tribal village into a self-sustaining, self-driving unit. There are millions of such achievements but our media is only obsessed in the bad news and failures and disasters. I was in Tel Aviv once and I was reading the Israeli newspaper. It was the day after a lot of attacks and bombardments and deaths had taken place. The Hamas had struck. But the front page of the newspaper had the picture of a Jewish gentleman who in five years had transformed his desert into an orchid and a granary. It was this inspiring picture that everyone woke up to. The
gory details of killings, bombardments, deaths, were inside in the
newspaper, buried among other news.

In India we only read about death, sickness, terrorism, crime.

Why are we so NEGATIVE?

Another question: Why are we, as a nation so obsessed with foreign things? We want foreign T. Vs, we want foreign shirts. We want foreign technology.
Why this obsession with everything imported. Do we not realize that self-respect comes with self-reliance?

I was in Hyderabad giving this lecture, when a 14 year old girl asked me for my autograph. I asked her what her goal in life is.

She replied: I want to live in a developed India . For her, you and I will have to build this developed India . You must proclaim. India is not an under-developed nation; it is a highly developed nation.

Do you have 10 minutes? Allow me to come back with a vengeance.
Got 10 minutes for your country? If yes, then read; otherwise, choice is yours.
YOU say that our government is inefficient.
YOU say that our laws are too old.
YOU say that the municipality does not pick up the garbage.
YOU say that the phones don’t work, the railways are a joke,

The airline is the worst in the world, mails never reach their destination.
YOU say that our country has been fed to the dogs and is the absolute pits.
YOU say, say and say. What do YOU do about it?


Take a person on his way to Singapore .. Give him a name – YOURS. Give him a face – YOURS. YOU walk out of the airport and you are at your International best. In Singapore you don’t throw cigarette butts on the roads or eat in the stores. YOU are as proud of their Underground links as they are. You pay $5 (approx. Rs. 60) to drive through Orchard Road (equivalent of Mahim Causeway or Pedder Road) between 5 PM and 8 PM. YOU come back to the parking lot to punch your parking ticket if you have over stayed in a restaurant or
a shopping mall irrespective of your status identity… In Singapore you don’t say anything, DO YOU? YOU wouldn’t dare to eat in public during Ramadan, in Dubai .. YOU would not dare to go out without your head covered in Jeddah . YOU would not dare to buy an employee of the telephone exchange
in London at 10 pounds ( Rs.650) a month to, ‘see to it that my STD and ISD
calls are billed to someone else.’YOU would not dare to speed beyond 55 mph
(88 km/h) in Washington and then tell the traffic cop,’Jaanta hai main kaun hoon (Do you know who I am?). I am so and so’s son.
Take your two bucks and get lost.’ YOU wouldn’t chuck an empty coconut shell
anywhere other than the garbage pail on the beaches in Australia and New
Zealand .
Why don’t YOU spit Paan on the streets of Tokyo ? Why don’t YOU use examination jockeys or buy fake certificates in Boston ??? We are still talking of the same YOU. YOU who can respect and conform to a foreign system in other countries but cannot in your own. You who will throw papers and cigarettes on the road the moment you touch Indian ground. If you can be an involved and appreciative citizen in an alien country, why cannot you be the same here in India?
Once in an interview, the famous Ex-municipal commissioner of Bombay, Mr. Tinaikar , had a point to make. ‘Rich people’s dogs are walked on the streets to leave their affluent droppings all over the place,’ he said. ‘And
then the same people turn around to criticize and blame the authorities for inefficiency and dirty pavements. What do they expect the officers to do? Go down with a broom every time their dog feels the pressure
in his bowels?
In America every dog owner has to clean up after his pet has done the job.
Same in Japan .. Will the Indian citizen do that here?’ He’s right. We go to the polls to choose a government and after that forfeit all responsibility. We sit back wanting to be pampered and expect the government to do
everything for us whilst our contribution is totally negative. We expect the government to clean up but we are not going to stop chucking garbage all over the place nor are we going to stop to pick a up a stray piece of paper and throw it in the bin. We expect the railways to provide clean bathrooms but we are not going to learn the proper use of bathrooms.
We want Indian Airlines and Air India to provide the best of food and toiletries but we are not going to stop pilfering at the least opportunity. This applies even to the staff who is known not to pass on the service to
the public. When it comes to burning social issues like those related to women, dowry, girl child! and others, we make loud drawing room protestations and continue to do the reverse at home. Our excuse? ‘It’s the
whole system which has to change, how will it matter if I alone forego my sons’ rights to a dowry.’ So who’s going to change the system? What does a system consist of ? Very conveniently for us it consists of our
neighbours, other households, other cities, other communities and the government. But definitely not me and YOU. When it comes to us actually making a positive contribution to the system we lock ourselves along with
our families into a safe cocoon and look into the distance at countries far away and wait for a Mr.Clean to come along & work miracles for us with a majestic sweep of his hand or we leave the country and run away.
Like lazy cowards hounded by our fears we run to America to bask in their glory and praise their system. When New York becomes insecure we run to England .. When England experiences unemployment, we take the next flight out to the Gulf. When the Gulf is war struck, we demand to be rescued and brought home by the Indian government. Everybody is out to abuse and rape the country. Nobody thinks of feeding the system. Our conscience is mortgaged to money.

Dear Indians, The article is highly thought inductive, calls for a great deal of introspection and pricks one’s conscience too…. I am echoing J. F. Kennedy ‘s words to his fellow Americans to relate to Indians…..

‘ASK WHAT WE CAN DO FOR INDIA
AND DO WHAT HAS TO BE DONE TO MAKE INDIA WHAT AMERICA AND OTHER WESTERN COUNTRIES ARE TODAY’

Lets do what India needs from us.
Thank you,

Dr. Abdul Kalaam