[Reader-list] fwd:An Open Letter to Hon'ble Prime Minister
Rajendra Bhat Uppinangadi
rajen786uppinangady at gmail.com
Wed Sep 9 15:08:31 IST 2009
Dear all members in the reader list,
often I am confused by the fuss and hue and cries raised by some for
selective amnesia if the encounters happen in the nation, often, few CMs
become targets of annoyance, amused talks, and ofcourse of the disgust. A
death by encounter is a death, which has no justification as rules of laws
are not followed when a person is killed, and if the person is deviant,
accused criminal, the utmost care for the law keepers is to not to kill, but
over power by ways of even using the fire power, to hurt and over power, so
there is no justification for encounter killings as such, but such deviants
have to be prosecuted and dealt with as per rule of laws..
But the some ids seem to have made it a practise to charge the CMs whom
they have prejudice, a party to blame, as we in this continent always love
the blame game, and conveniently be selective of the deaths by faith, caste
Was the encounter death in Manipur not to be condemned,? Was the CM of
Delhi not responsible by the same standards, why no letters , no hue and
cries for the deaths in some places for some people, is it because they are
of different faiths.?
It is really amusing at times when we see the individuals in turn,
support the anti national acts and the law of lands is silent and faith is
brought in to save the enemies of the society because they belong to any
faith, all those guilty of deviant acts in society must be taken care by the
rule of laws, by the system of laws expeditiously, but when judges fudge
with prosecutions, prosecutions are negligent with biryani eating accused,
investigative agencies are all powerful to ignore the swabs of the victims,
forensic evidence leads, to doctored evidence, may be law keepers become
Such acts of executors does not augur well for the society, nor the acts
of selective protests for the followers of any selective faith, as society
will doubt the credibilty of such acts of selective protests, and ofcourse
we have enough socialite social workers, artists with art as their credo
living on immoral artistic expressions, and those who are unethical and
immoral in their profession of journalism. Great cobinations of
permutations and combinations to make the society of a nation of jungle law.
On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 10:56 PM, Inder Salim <indersalim at gmail.com> wrote:
> An Open Letter to Hon'ble Prime Minister
> Dr. Manmohan Singh
> Hon’ble Prime Minister of India
> September 8, 2009, 1.02am
> Dear Dr Manmohan Singh.
> I had written a small article in
> The Hindustan Times in June 2004. It was called ‘Come Shoot Me: I am a
> Terrorist’. It was to express my anguish on Ishrat Jahan’s killing in
> The Magisterial Enquiry, which is mandatory in every encounter case
> (and which was never done in the Batla House encounter) has finally
> termed it Ishrat jahan’s killing as a fake encounter yesterday in a
> metropolitan court. It is not a matter of surprise for us as we knew
> that she was killed in cold blood. Perhaps you will also agree that
> such things are happening and happened in Gujarat under Modi. But I am
> not writing to talk about how bad Modi is.
> I am writing this to ask you a small favour.
> I know you have absolutely hectic schedules and thousands of issues to
> handle so I am putting down here the facts, gathered from various
> media reports.
> On June 15, 2003, the Ahmedabad city crime branch, then headed by the
> now jailed IPS officer D G Vanzara, shot four young people –Ishrat
> Jahan, Javed Shaikh alias Pranesh Pillai, Amjad Ali Rana and Jisan
> Johar. It was propagated that these four young people were alleged
> Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) operatives who were allegedly on mission to kill
> chief minister Narendra Modi.
> Ishrat, was a 19-year old student of Khalsa College in Mumbra, a Mumbai
> Ishrat's mother filed a petition in the high court in 2004 demanding
> death compensation and a CBI probe. Ishrat Jahan’s mother’s Petition
> alleged that it was a fake encounter as one of the many that the
> present government regime in Gujarat headed by Narendra Modi had done
> to achieve Political Mileage to publicly create panic and sympathy
> that the Chief Minister was sought to be assassinated.
> The crime branch carried out the operation and the same agency
> conducted investigation.
> When the petition was heard by Justice KS Jhaveri , he immediately
> proposed, almost on line taken by the Supreme Court in the infamous
> Sohrabuddin fake encounter case, for which Vanzara was jailed along
> with other policemen, that a five-member team - all of the rank of
> additional DGP - should probe this case.
> The encounter was done by the infamous D. G. Vanzara and his team who
> are presently arrested under Orders of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in
> the case of fake encounter of Sohrabuddin and his wife Kausarbi.
> Sohrabuddin’s encounter has been admitted by the state to be fake and
> recently on 11/08/2008, they have agreed to deposit an amount of Rs.
> 10.00 Lakhs as interim ex-gratia compensation for being paid to the
> Kith and Kin of the two.
> There are allegedly 28 encounters which were fake and have been covered up.
> In Ishrat Jahan’s matter the CBI was impleaded as a Party and it took
> a stand that if the Court so orders they are willing to carry out
> fresh investigations and unearth the truth. Such stand triggered panic
> with the State Government and it seems even with some Officers of
> Central Home Ministry. After UPA came to power some tainted CBI
> officers placed in Gujarat during the NDA with questionable track
> record were removed after a lot of pressure and almost two years but
> they soon found plush positions in Delhi under UPA regime.
> To our dismay we realized last month through the media reports that
> the Ministry of Home Affairs in an affidavit stated that Ishrat, Javed
> and two others Jisan Johar and Amjad Ali Rana were all operatives of
> Pakistan-based terror group Lashkar-e-Toiba.
> Maintaining that the four were terrorists, the Union government told
> the high court, "No proposal for CBI investigation is under
> consideration of the Centre nor does it consider the present case fit
> for CBI probe."
> Moreover, the Centre claimed that there is no question of independent
> inquiry, as an additional DGP (CID & Intelligence) had carried out an
> independent probe into the incident and the officer is neither working
> with crime branch nor is he a subordinate to the crime branch, which
> carried out the operation and later investigated the case itself."
> If you remember Hon’ble prime Minister when I met you regarding the
> Package for the Gujarat 2002 victims along with other activists from
> Gujarat I had jokingly said, “The news that UPA has replaced NDA at
> the centre has not reached your Home Ministry as yet’. I had said this
> precisely in the connection of how the tainted officers promoted by
> the BJP were still being pampered under the UPA.
> The reason behind filing of the Affidavit by the Central Government
> was to dissuade the Court from appointing a strong S I T and give a
> message that even the Central Government had approved the act of fake
> encounter. But for the magisterial enquiry the Central Home Ministry
> had left no stone unturned to prove that Ishrat deserved to be killed.
> The logic used always is what will happen to the morale of the
> officers. My question is what happens to the morale of the officers
> when they torture innocent young people, when they kill them, when
> they illegally detain them, beat them. What happens to their morale
> then? Do they just go home and sleep?
> Why don’t we as nation stop playing the farce of being a secular
> nation and why don’t we remove the article from the constitution which
> says all citizens are equal?
> The affidavit filed by the Home Ministry is a proof of the fact that
> in Ishrat Jahan’s fake encounter case UPA has connived with the
> Gujarat government in a blatantly communal manner. With 3 days to go
> before assembly bye election in 7 seats in Gujarat 5 more innocent
> boys have been picked up in Baroda and declared' terrorists'.
> I do not know if this letter will be also lost on the way and find
> itself in a dustbin as I have never received any acknowledgment from
> your office, so I will be forced to circulate it to others to lodge a
> strong protest against this blatant connivance of the Home Ministry
> with the Gujarat government.
> My request to you is that if your government has any political will
> then please ask your home ministry to tender a public apology for
> filing the affidavit against the innocent girl who was so brutally
> murdered. It requires some courage and conviction.
> You are fond of poetry.
> Faiz ke chand lines apki nazar kar rahi hoon:
> Tujh ko kitnon ka lahoo chahiye ae arz-i-watan, Jo tiray arz-i-berang
> ko gulnaar karein
> Kitni aahon se kaleja tira thanda hoga, Kitne aansoo tiray sehraon ko
> gulzaar karein
> (The blood of how many do you need O motherland;That which will
> brighten your colourless earth;
> How many sighs will soothe your heart; How many tears will cause your
> deserts to bloom.)
> Sincerely Yours
> Shabnam Hashmi
> Member, National Integration Council
> Cc: Media & fellow human rights activists
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