SOS e - Clarion Of Dalit

IT IS A FORUM TOWARDS PROTECTING THE CIVIL , HUMAN RIGHTS OF THE OPPRESSED - DALITS , MINORITIES & TRIBALS.The Criminal - Police - Politician - Judge - Criminals Nexus is trying to silence me in many ways. If anything untoward happens to me or to my dependents CHIEF JUSTICE OF INDIA together with jurisdictional police & District Magistrate will be responsible for it.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Atrocities on Dalits by Corrupt public servants

S.O.S - e - Clarion Of Dalit - Weekly Newspaper On Web Working For The Rights & Survival Of The Oppressed Editor: NAGARAJ.M.R VOL.3 issue. 12 25 /03 / 2009 EDITORIAL :Bapuji's dandi march- the origin of civil dis-obediencemovement It is on this day in 12/03/1930, mahatma gandhi ledpeople to dandi in gujarath state,india , to peacefully protestagainst the atrocious, illegal tax levied by the occupiers-britisherson natural salt. This non-violent, civil dis-obedience movement soonbecame a mass movement throught india & shook the very foundations ofthe colonial british government . it is an important milestone inour freedom struggle. Today , salt is being sold by MNC Companies in India & most shamefully government is levying tax even on cooking salt. Today, in india even after 1947's independancecommoner's are yet to relish the fruits of independance. criminalshave occupied the seats of power , in their greed for power & moneyare violating the fundamental/human rights of commoners. The savinggrace is that still a few honest people are here & there in seats ofpower. We the commoners must come together & support those honestpeople in their endeavours. towards , this objective on this holyday our publication on web has born. Let us build ram rajya of mahatma's dream through nonviolent means within the existing democratic framework .that ramrajya is aptly described by poet shri. Ravindranath tagore as,Where the mind is without fear & the head is held highWhere knowledge is freeWhere the world has not been broken up into fragmentsBy narrow domestic wallsWhere words come out from the depth of truthWhere tireless striving stretches it's arms towardsperfectionWhere the clear stream of reason has not lost it's wayInto the dreary desert sand of dead habitWhere the mind is led forward by theeInto ever widening thought and actionInto that heaven of freedom , my fatherLet my country awake. Jai hind. Vande mataram. Your's sincerely, Nagaraj.M.R. ATROCITIES ON DALITS , POOR , MINORITY PEOPLE OF INDIA BY THOSE IN POWER ( THE CORRUPT PUBLIC SERVANTS OF INDIA ) To know more visit , http://sosappealbydalit.rediffblogs.com/ , http://sosappealbydalit.wordpress.com/ , http://sosappealbydalit.blogspot.com/ the most backward , neglected among the backward caste people - SCAVENGERS - an appeal to honourable supreme court of india In India, since independence certain affirmative actions by the government like job reservations , reservations in educational institutions , loan facilities , etc are extended to the backward class , oppressed people. However , the persons who have economically, socially become stronger on the basis of these government affirmative actions are not letting their own brethren - scavenging community to utilize the same. The politicians are just making noises about sub caste reservation for scheduled castes & tribes , but doing nothing. As a result , today we find some sub-castes & tribes of SC / ST better off than their previous generation, some other sub-castes & tribes of SC / ST are reeling under utter poverty , social ostracism , etc. A human being can be in a civilized form , healthy - if we have scavengers to clean our toilets , drainages , if we have barbers to cut our hairs. The very same people who keep us healthy & civilized are not treated in a civilized manner by the society , why ? most of the town municipalities , city corporations are employing scavengers on daily wages without any statuotary benefits & are paid less than the statuotary minimum wages. every towns & cities in India are bursting with population growth , however the number of scavengers has not been increased in proportion to the growth of population , In most of the cases the existing scavengers are overburdened with the work load. , Most of them are suffering from occupational health hazards , are dying at young ages leaving their families in the lurch. Hereby, we appeal to honourable supreme court of India to treat this as a PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION & to order government of India , all state governments , statuotary bodies like city corporations , town municiapalities , etc, 1. to regularize the jobs of all scavengers , to provide all statuotary benefits like ESI,PF, etc. 2. to take all necessary steps to eradicate manual scavenging - carrying human excreta on heads. 3. to take all necessary steps to protect their health & occupational safety. Bottomline : all the citizens , the society must learn to respect their brethren who keeps them healthy , tidy & civilized. AN APPEAL TO H.E.PRESIDENT OF INDIA - TO STOP ATROCITIES AGAINST DALITS In India , even today after 59 years of independence & democratic governance , the plight of DALITS , TRIBALS , DOWNTRODDEN & POOR has not improved . in fact it has worsened . the government & public servants just pay lip service to dalits & have totally failed to uplift them in 59 years of independence . the public servants want dalits to be as such to ride over them & to use them as pawns in power politics , as a vote bank. let them answer how many dalits have become supreme court judges in india . even today in india , the practice of carrying human excreta on head still persists . what is the use if india becomes an IT POWER or knowledge base . what is the use if india sends it's own satellites on it's own rockets ot space . did those scientific achievements has devolved , percolated to dalits & poor in the society , has it benefitted them ? NO . JUST SEE THE RECENT ATROCITIES AGAINST DALITS IN KADAKOLA , KARNATAKA & KARLINJARA , MAHARASHTRA. HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN THE PAST ATROCITIES AGAINST DALITS IN BADANAVALU & KAMBALAPALLI , KARNATAKA. THIS IS AN APPEAL TO OUR HUMBLE , HUMANE FIRST CITIZEN H.E.PRESIDENT OF INDIA , TO HELP DALITS & POOR IN DISTRESS . PRACTICE OF UNTOUCHABILITY BY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS IN INDIA - VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS OF DALITS In india , rich people belonging to forward castes form educational trusts , proclaiming that they want to serve the society by providing education to all irrespective of caste or creed. By this declaration they get Civic Amenity sites from government authorities at concessional rates. Further they get tax , duty exemptions on materials , machines they import for the educational institution. However , while admitting students they are purely commercial minded , the highest bidder gets the seats. IF AT ALL THE SOLE AIM OF THESE INSTITUTIONS IS COMMERCIAL – LET THEM BE REGISTERED AS COMMERCIAL BODIES , ASK THEM TO GET SITES AT COMMERCIAL MARKET RATES , ASK THEM TO PAY TAXES ON MATERIALS , MACHINES & THEIR YEARLY INCOME. ENFORCE MINIMUM WAGES ACT , GRATUITIES ACT , P.F & ESI ACT TO THESE INSTITUTIONS WHO ARE PAYING A PITTANCE TO THEIR STAFF. Some institutions like industrial training institutes ( I.T.I) , polytechnics , engineering colleges & medical colleges run by trusts floated by forward castes lack basic infrastructure , to teach students properly , they only appoint staff belonging to thier castes. Dalits ,minorities , weaker section people are not at all selected. They don't publicly advertise for vacancies. They fill all posts with thier own caste people & finally even get government grant in aid. How ? These institutions are getting affiliations , yearly approvals form the government , how ? actually they should have been shut. These trusts want government backing for tax exemptions , lands at concessional rates ,monetary benefits , etc , however the same trusts are not willing to implement the social welfare objectives of the government , by providing seats to weaker sections , by providing appointments to dalits few posts in all category of positions ( not just group D - dalits are also brilliant & capable of performing all jobs, they have proved it ). Hereby , we urge honourable prime minister of india , government of india & honourable chief minister of karnataka , government of karnataka to : 1. before giving lands at concessional rate , tax exemptions , to any educational trusts the government must ensure that the trust must adhere to the social welfare norms of the government from day one. 2. Before giving affiliations to educational institutions the govt must ensure , are the institutions are providing sufficient infrastructure to students ? 3. Before giving grant in aid to any institution , the government must ensure have the management provided jobs to dalits , minorities , etc as per norms from the day one . if not grant in aid should be rejected. Here there is no meaning in giving reservation of jobs in future appointments in those institutions , as all the posts are presently filled with forward castes , there is no expansion projects. So , dalits have to wait for another 30-40 years to get the vacancies in those institutions after the retirement of forward caste employees , which is not at all practical or realistic . 4. In karnataka state , numerous Industrial Training Institutes ( ITI) have mushroomed , some don't even have basic infrastructure. Still they are running the show , how ? these ITIs run by forward caste people have appointed only their caste people to all posts , not even a single dalit is there. Still they have got government grant in aid , how ? we urge honourable chief minister of karnataka , to look into this & in future to provide grant in aid in aid to only those I.T.Is which have proper infrastructure & dalits , weaker section employees on their pay-rolls. 5. To order all educational institutions to make public announcement of vacancies in their institutions even though not covered under grant in aid , as they have already taken sufficient monetary benefits from the government. 6. To order all educational institutions , to admit students as per government rates of fees. Some institutions are fleecing higher fees from the students , but are giving receipts for lesser amount only. 7. If any educational institutions don't agree with the government norms , those institutions must be asked to be registered as commercial bodies , no tax exemptions , lands at concessional rates , allotment of CA sites should be given to them by the government. By these measures alone poor & weaker section people will get justice . you are aware of merited but poor students committing suicides year after year , CET fiasco - due to their financial inability to join medical or engineering colleges. Numerous similar cases are there with regard to admission to ITIs . polytechnics. The greed & casteism of these educational institutions is reigning high. In the positive hope that you will be kind enough to put an end to this menace. Question of reservation in private sector-- By Mahi Pal SinghWith the refusal of big industrial houses even to entertain theproposal of reservation in jobs for people belonging to ScheduledCastes/Tribes in private companies, the question whether the UnitedProgressive Alliance (UPA) government led by the Congress will beable to fulfill its promise of providing job reservations to theSC/STs in the private sector or has once again started begging for ananswer.Constitutional positionWhen the framers of the Indian Constitution laid down provisions inthe Constitution pertaining to reservations in jobs for ScheduledCastes/Tribes, they very much had in their minds every individual?sright to equality or the equal protection of the laws which wasguaranteed under Article 14 of the Constitution. In order to make theright to equality a reality it was imperative that the State shouldbe empowered to make special provisions for the advancement of anysocially and educationally backward classes and for the ScheduledCastes and the Scheduled Tribes which was done under Article 15(4) ofthe Constitution.Article 46 of Part IV of the Constitution under the heading ?Directive Principles of State Policy? lays down that ?The State shallpromote with special care the educational and economic interests ofthe weaker sections of the people, and in particular, of theScheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes, and shall protect themfrom social injustice and all forms of exploitation.? This article,even though legally not enforceable in a court of law, makes itincumbent on the government to protect them (the weaker sections ofthe people, and in particular, the Scheduled Castes/Tribes) fromsocial injustice and all forms of exploitation.On how this social justice can be secured for these sections of oursociety, Justice (Retd.) P.B. Sawant has rightly observed, ?The rightto equality without the capacity and the means to avail of thebenefits equally is a cruel joke practiced on the deprived sectionsof the society. It widens the social and economic inequalitiesprogressively with the haves making use of the guaranteed right toamass the fruits of progress, and the have-nots remaining where theyare. The exceptions (to the right to equality law) enable the Stateto make the deprived capable of availing of the benefits whichotherwise they would not be able to do. It is to give effect to theprinciple of equality that the exceptions become mandatory in anyunequal society such as ours which intends to become egalitarian. ?Totreat two unequals equally causes as much injustice as to treat twoequals unequally. The jurisprudence of equality therefore requiresthat those below are leveled up to those above. (The Constitution,Equality and Reservations ? P.B. Sawant, Mainstream, June 14, 2003)Accordingly, a provision was made for reservation in jobs forScheduled Castes/Tribes in services under the central and stategovernments as well as in public sector undertakings.Though the policy could not achieve the desired effect of upliftingthe downtrodden classes within the time frame prescribed initiallyunder the Constitution, later extended by amendments to theConstitution by Parliament, yet in all fairness it must be admittedthat some dent has certainly been made in the social structure of thesociety and some change has taken place in the position of peoplebelonging to these classes, even if marginally. People from theseclasses have started finding place in the highest services, includingthe administrative services like the IAS and the IPS, which was animpossibility at the time when India attained freedom. Children fromthese classes go to schools and colleges, and even higherinstitutions of learning, and discrimination based on caste hasdiminished, at least visibly, because mindsets cannot be changedovernight and 55-60 years is not a long enough time to obliterate theinscription of caste based discrimination engraved on the innerlayers of the psyche of a caste-ridden society.Maybe only a small percentage of the people belonging to theScheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, but now they do live adignified human life. Not to recognize this fact will be to shut oneseyes to the truth. And this by itself is evidence enough to provethat if the position of more people from these sections is to beimproved, if their right to equality is to be ensured, thisreservation in jobs for them must continue.Promises made under the Common Minimum Programme (CMP) of the UPAThe Common Minimum Programme of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA)released by the UPA constituents headed by the Congress President,Mrs. Sonia Gandhi, the UPA Chairperson and the left partiessupporting the UPA on May 27, 2004 declared in the introductory partof the CMP that the people of India had ?voted decisively in thefourteenth Lok Sabha elections for secular, progressive forces, forparties wedded to the welfare of farmers, agricultural labour,weavers, workers and weaker sections of society, for partiesirrevocably committed to the daily well-being of the common manacross the country.?In the section entitled ?Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes?regarding reservation in jobs, the CMP says, ?All reservation quotas,including those relating to promotions, will be fulfilled in a time-bound manner,? and that ?The UPA Government is very sensitive to theissue of affirmative action, including reservations, in the privatesector. It will immediately initiate a national dialogue with allpolitical parties, industry and other organizations to see how bestthe private sector can fulfill the aspirations of Scheduled Caste andScheduled Tribe youth.? The ?very sensitive? government could findtime even to discuss the issue with the industry only aftercompleting one year in office, and after the rejection of itsproposal by the industry the government has failed to come out withits future plan of action. So much for its ?irrevocable commitment?to the welfare of ?workers and weaker sections of society.?The main problem is that with the adoption of the policy ofglobalization, privatization and liberalization, the state isshedding its social responsibilities one by one. Public sector isbeing surrendered to the private sector, so much so that even thehigh profit earning infrastructural Public Sector Undertakings, whoseestablishment was considered an honour for the country and thegovernment and which were called the Navratnas, are being sold outeven by the UPA government led by the Congress even against its ownCommon Minimum Programme (CMP) as is clear from its recent decisionto sell out BHEL, and it is being done by the same Congress which wasnot tired of crying ?foul? when the NDA government led by the BJP wasdoing so.CMP on public sectorSpeaking about the Public Sector, the Common Minimum Programme of theUPA said, ?The UPA Government is committed to a strong and effectivepublic sector whose social objectives are met by its commercialfunctioning? The UPA is pledged to devolve full managerial andcommercial autonomy to successful, profit-making companies operatingin a competitive environment. Generally profit-making companies willnot be privatized? (Emphasis mine). Regarding its policy on theinfrastructural companies, the CMP declared in unequivocal terms, ?The UPA will retain existing ?navratna? companies in the publicsector while these companies raise resources from the capital market.While every effort will be made to modernize and restructure sickpublic sector companies and revive sick industry, chronically loss-making companies will either be sold-off, or closed, (emphasis mine)after all workers have got their legitimate dues and compensation.?So it were only the ?chronically loss-making companies? which were tobe sold-off not the ?navratnas? running in profit. How can thisgovernment be expected to ?modernize and restructure sick publicsector companies and revive sick industry? (which could keep alivethe hopes of the vulnerable sections of the society to get someemployment therein), when it is selling off its best ones to privatehands? Even the vulnerable ones in the private sector companies areyielding place to Multi-national Corporations because all kinds ofnationalists are adopting policies which help the Multi-nationalCorporations under the compulsions prescribed by the perpetrators ofthe ?free-market economy?. The words in the CMP under the title ?Economic Reforms?, ?The UPA reiterates its abiding commitment toeconomic reforms with a human face, that stimulates growth,investment and employment,? (emphasis added) seem hollow because theso called ?reforms?? have not stimulated employment and if they have ?a human face?, that face is present only in the CMP not in itsimplementation.During the government of the NDA ?the public sector had lost as manyas 45 lakh jobs. The government recruitment was frozen both at theCentre and in States.? (?On Common Minimum Programme?, by GirishMishra, Mainstream June 5, 2004). Nothing has so far been done toimprove the situation. Except in its CMP, the Congress seems to haveforgotten, in fact it forgot it in 1991 itself when these ?economicreforms? were first introduced by its government under the leadershipof the then Finance Minister, who is the incumbent Prime Minister,Shri Manmohan Singh, the Karachi Congress Resolution on FundamentalRights authored by Mahatma Gandhi which had stressed that ?in orderto end the exploitation of the masses, political freedom must includereal economic freedom of starving millions? (ibid.). The shift ofstress from ?economic freedom? to ?economic reforms? is the distancethat the Congress party has covered during the last few decades.Growing unemployment, aggravated by the ?jobless-growth? promoted byglobalization of economy, and handing over of one public sector afteranother to private businessmen by the government, more for thebenefit of those who acquire them, and the individual benefit ofthose who run the government, than for the benefit of the economy ofthe country, the country itself or its people, have together madegetting employment an uphill task for the youth today. With theshrinking of the public sector, the number of jobs available forreservations has also shrunk considerably. The question then is: Howcan the State fulfill its responsibility of protecting the weakersections of our society from social injustice and all forms ofexploitation as mandated by the Constitution?Stand of big business housesUnder the circumstances should we forget about building up of anegalitarian society, the principles of social justice and theconstitutional mandate to guarantee the right of equality to everycitizen of the country? And that too only because some governments ofthe country during a decade and a half have chosen to be dictated bythe terms of the World Bank and the IMF, who in turn work under thedirect command of the US, the protector of the capitalists of theworld and the MNCs, to handover their economies to the private sectorand the MNCs? Should the government shirk its responsibility toprotect and uplift the downtrodden sections of our society in theface of the opposition offered by The Federation of Indian Chamber ofCommerce and Industries (FICCI) by not bringing before the Parliamentand passing a legislation providing for reservations of jobs forSC/STs in the private sector?In its editorial ?The Question of Reservation? (The Navbharat Times,dated 2nd June, 2005) the paper says, ?Undoubtedly the privatecompanies should fulfill their social responsibilities, but for thatmaking reservation in services compulsory does not seem to be anappropriate method.? (Translation mine).The editorial also refers to the offer of some industrial houses tohelp the weaker sections through scholarships, company run schools,joint programmes with the government, special training camps and suchother activities. In other words, they are willing to dole out almsto the poor as an act of charity but not prepared to shoulder thesocial responsibility which they owe to the society which has giventhem the chance and the means to grow. In its editorial ?No SnakeOil, Please ? Push equal opportunity, not private sector jobreservations? The Times of India dated 7.6.2005 says, ?Till todaynobody has tried to force reservations on private business, with goodreason. Businesses need to maximize profits for shareholders and,therefore, require the freedom to hire people who best fit theirneeds, and not hire by fiat.? And there can hardly be any doubt thatPrivate Business stands for profits, and profits alone ? without anysocial responsibility, and how that profit comes also does not mattervery much because when profiteering is the end no rules or principlesare sacrosanct enough to be stuck to.The moot question is whether these industrial houses have in the pastshouldered any social responsibility voluntarily without thecompulsion of law. I do not know of any capitalist spending largesums of money on philanthropic activities. Those who patronize art orculture do so not with the aim of promoting them but to commemoratesome family name or to get social recognition as promoters of art andculture. Some have built big temples to satisfy their religiosity andto gain immortality of name and fame for themselves or some othermembers of their own families. Otherwise, if money has been spent fornon-business purposes, it has been done to camouflage huge taxevasion ? and not to promote social equality or social justice.Even a small businessman ascribes his success in business andaccumulation of wealth to his intelligence and hard-work in absoluteterms. Nobody gives any or much credit to the exploitation of workersor their hard-work, or for that matter, favourable, supportive andbiased legislations, tax structure and policies of the government,often tilted in their favour ensured in advance by them through thefunding of election expenditure. They enjoy tax holidays and theother tax payers are made to pay additional taxes instead to make upfor the loss incurred thereby. Even the lowest classes of people haveto pay, not in the name of income taxes, because they hardly have anyincomes to talk of, but in the name of excise, sales tax and thelike. They directly also contribute to the affluence of the corporatesector through their labour which is always underpaid.Then the natural resources like land, forests, water and air, whichbelong to the whole society are invariably and indiscriminately, andin an unlimited way, exploited for their own limited benefits by thebusiness class and the brunt of the exploitation of these naturalresources is borne by the hapless millions who are, because they haveno control over the natural resources, the means of production andalso over them who have control over them all and also decide theirdestiny, to blame no less for their plight because it is theythemselves who elect their mentors and policy-makers of the country,because when they go to the polling stations they cast their votesnot on the basis of the economic policies the political partiesadopt, which basically affect their own lives, but on the basis ofemotional issues like the building of the Ram temple at Ayodhya, oron communal or caste lines. At that time they do not think that thosewho are professedly in favour of the multi-national corporates underthe influence of The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund,and have always acted as the hunch-men of the capitalists, can neveradopt policies favourable to the downtrodden.Thus the money they have accumulated, and continue to accumulate,does not really belong to them in absolute terms. They make moneybecause some people individually, and the society as a whole, losessome of it which rightfully belongs to them. And the individuals wholose some of their hard earned money which is pocketed by thesecapitalist through contrived economic policies adopted by thegovernment are no other than the labourers, who, in one way or theother, sell their labour to them cheaply to fill their coffers simplybecause they have to fill the bellies of their children ? and themost vulnerable of these working people are those who come fromscheduled castes/tribes and OBCs.The result is that they continue to languish under the scourge ofpoverty whereas the capitalists, industrialists and corporatemagnates continue to churn money so fast that there are examples ofsome of them raising their own empires of thousands of crores withina span of twenty-twenty five years, more through dubious means, evenverging on criminality (As reported in ?Outlook? dated June 13, 2005in its cover story, one in every 17 Indians has invested in SubrotoRoy?s Rs. 50,000-crore empire. ?He appeared out of nowhere to createa Rs. 50,000-crore empire. Now Subroto Roy Sahara is himself nowhereto be found,? and, ?The UPA government led by the Congress hasdecided to take action against the group on various income tax-related cases. A demand of nearly Rs. 800 crore may be raised againstSahara.?) while the country and the countrymen remain where theywere. Even intellectuals like university professors and scientistsfail to own a house for themselves and their families at the end oftheir lifelong services; not so the Subroto Roys, the Ambanis (Thelatter own a whooping empire of more than 75,000-crore raised withina period of 25-30 years.) and their like.They have no money to employ people from SC/STs, but they have lotsof it for their extravagant lifestyle and vulgar, or should I saycriminal, display of wealth [?At the simultaneous weddings of his(Subroto Roy?s) two sons in February last year, Rs. 140 crore wasspent, and the entire who?s who of India attended, from the primeminister to every big name in the Hindi film industry, which actuallyclosed down for a few days during the celebrations.? ? Ibid.].The way outUnder the circumstances the refusal of the industry to employ peoplefrom SC/STs cannot be accepted as valid and justifiable on anyground. The UPA government is also duty-bound by the CMP to enforcereservation of jobs for SC/STs and OBCs in private companies. It mustpass a law in Parliament providing for it. If it does not do so, thatwill only reflect the hypocrisy of the constituents of the UPA. Itsfailure to do so will, in unequivocal terms, prove the absurdity ofits policy of liberalization, privatization and globalization. Itwill also be a clear signal to the people belonging to ScheduledCastes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes, who constitute85 % of the total population of the country, that if they wish tolive a dignified life in this country they must throw out everygovernment which comes to power on their strength and works contraryto their interests and as the agents of a few hundred capitalists andindustrialists.They should also organize themselves under the new leadership evolvedfrom amongst themselves (not depending on its old leadership whichgoes on changing its stance in view of its own personal benefits) andlaunch a movement to force the government to take decisive action inthe matter and not pay only lip-service to their cause. UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS On December 10, 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights the full text of which appears in the following pages. Following this historic act the Assembly called upon all Member countries to publicize the text of the Declaration and "to cause it to be disseminated, displayed, read and expounded principally in schools and other educational institutions, without distinction based on the political status of countries or territories." PREAMBLE Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world, Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people, Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law, Whereas it is essential to promote the development of friendly relations between nations, Whereas the peoples of the United Nations have in the Charter reaffirmed their faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person and in the equal rights of men and women and have determined to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom, Whereas Member States have pledged themselves to achieve, in co-operation with the United Nations, the promotion of universal respect for and observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms, Whereas a common understanding of these rights and freedoms is of the greatest importance for the full realization of this pledge, Now, Therefore THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY proclaims THIS UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of society, keeping this Declaration constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance, both among the peoples of Member States themselves and among the peoples of territories under their jurisdiction. Article 1. All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood. Article 2. Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty. Article 3. Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person. Article 4. No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms. Article 5. No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. Article 6. Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law. Article 7. All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination. Article 8. Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent national tribunals for acts violating the fundamental rights granted him by the constitution or by law. Article 9. No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile. Article 10. Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him. Article 11. (1) Everyone charged with a penal offence has the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law in a public trial at which he has had all the guarantees necessary for his defence. (2) No one shall be held guilty of any penal offence on account of any act or omission which did not constitute a penal offence, under national or international law, at the time when it was committed. Nor shall a heavier penalty be imposed than the one that was applicable at the time the penal offence was committed. Article 12. No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks. Article 13. (1) Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state. (2) Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country. Article 14. (1) Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution. (2) This right may not be invoked in the case of prosecutions genuinely arising from non-political crimes or from acts contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations. Article 15. (1) Everyone has the right to a nationality. (2) No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his nationality nor denied the right to change his nationality. Article 16. (1) Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution. (2) Marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses. (3) The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State. Article 17. (1) Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others. (2) No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property. Article 18. Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance. Article 19. Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers. Article 20. (1) Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association. (2) No one may be compelled to belong to an association. Article 21. (1) Everyone has the right to take part in the government of his country, directly or through freely chosen representatives. 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Nothing in this Declaration may be interpreted as implying for any State, group or person any right to engage in any activity or to perform any act aimed at the destruction of any of the rights and freedoms set forth herein. Karnataka Lokayukta Raid amid delay in prosecution Bangalore A 1998 batch officer, the accused SP, M Hemanth Nimbalkar, is said to have amassed assets worth nearly Rs 250 crore, the Lokayukta told the media here on Wednesday... In yet another raid, the Lokayukta has unearthed assets worth crores of rupees amassed by government officials, including an IPS officer who allegedly owns property worth Rs 250 crore. While the disclosure of the wealth by the Anti-Terrorism Cell's superintendent of police was a new low, the Lokayukta himself was not in a position to say much about the fate of other corrupt officers after the raids. A 1998 batch officer, the accused SP, M Hemanth Nimbalkar, is said to have amassed assets worth nearly Rs 250 crore, the Lokayukta told the media here on Wednesday. Nimbalkar's known source of income was only Rs 25 lakh. His assets included two flats in Mumbai and two acres of land in Khanapura taluk in his wife's name. Details about other properties owned by him will come out very soon, Lokayukta Santosh Hegde said. But the question remained whether the officials caught would be convicted. The Lokayukta admitted it was a long process. "It takes nearly one-and-a-half years to get the sanction from the government to file a chargesheet against a government official. All over the country, conviction rate in any corrupt case involving a government official is low. Serious efforts are not made by law makers to frame laws enabling stringent action and to make prosecution more easy. Prosecution became more difficult when a law dealing with corruption passed in 1948 was amended in 1998."The Lokayukta has seen a rise in the number of corrupt officials, but the laws were not changed to ensure more conviction. "People ask us what happens to the accused after raids. What should we answer," he wondered. The Lokayukta raids unearthed unaccounted property and other valuables worth Rs 5.17 crore. Besides Nimbalkar, the others caught were: Lakshman, Assistant Commissioner of BBMP (Rs 1.29 crore); Cheluve Gowda, Executive Engineer, PWD Mandya (Rs 71.65 lakh); L H Hanumanthappa, Agriculture officer, Lingasgur (Rs 1.47 crore), and Veer Shetty, Junior Engineer, Bhalki (Rs 92 lakh). Simultaneous raids were conducted in the houses of Nimbalkar in Bangalore, Belgaum, Kolhapur and Mumbai. Nimbalkar was in Kolhapur, while his wife had gone to college in Mumbai during the raids. Nimbalkar owns two flats in the centrally located Dadar area. A search on the residence is yet to begin. Nimbalkar's wife had claimed that two flats cost only Rs 50 lakh, but it was worth much more, the Lokayukta said."Six others, believed to be Nimbalkar's associates, are being questioned as it is suspected that he has acquired property on benami name. I received telephone calls from Mumbai and Delhi with callers alleging that Nimbalkar has amassed property worth Rs 250 crore minutes after the Lokayukta began raids," he stated.Nimbalkar's Kolhapur house at Shukrawar Peth and two flats in Rajarampuri area and a farm house at Hatkangale in Kolhapur district were also raided. Eight senior officers took part in the drive. The scrutiny of documents related to property is going on. The team of six officers raided the house of C Cheluve Gowda in Marigowda Layout in Mandya. Cheluvegowda, his wife and two daughters were at home when the raid began. Another team of 12 Lokayukta officials raided the house and properties of Cheluvegowda at his native village Chitnalli in Pandavapura taluk. He was transferred from MUDA one-and-a-half-years ago. Recent Raids by Karnataka lokayukta on corrupt public servants - REVIEW ALL THE OFFICIAL DECISIONS TAKEN BY THESE CORRUPT PUBLIC SERVANTS As per wikipedia , Corruption is essentially termed as an "impairment of integrity, virtue or moral principle; depravity, decay, and/or an inducement to wrong by improper or unlawful means, a departure from the original or from what is pure or correct, and/or an agency or influence that corrupts."[1] WHY NOT THE CONCERNED PUBLIC SERVANTS ARE SUBJECTED TO POLYGRAPH , LIE DETECTOR TESTS , AS THE RECORDS ARE CONCOCTED FAVOURING THE RICH CRIMINALS ? THE RECORDS DON'T SPEAK TRUTH. The courts of justice before taking cognizance of any government records , must subject it to litmus test of truth. As of now , all the government records are considered as sacrosanct directly from the mouth of almighty. As a result rich crooks are going scot free , poor innocents are suffering. KINDLY REVIEW ALL THE PREVIOUS OFFICIAL ACTIONS OF THESE CORRUPT OFFICIALS AS THERE ARE EVERY POSSIBILITY OF INNOCENTS SUFFERRING INJUSTICES & RICH CRIMINALS GOING SCOT FREE. in our neighbourhood , in our society private sector employees earning rs.10000 monthly income are finding it hard to meet ends , whereas many of the government officials earning lesser salary than that are leading luxurious lifestyles , how ? Just yesterday Karnataka lokayukta raided & apprehended highly placed Karnataka government officials for possessing crores worth illegal wealth much above their stated legal incomes. Leave alone the lakhs illegal money they have blown through their extravagant lifestyles. recently in the last week Karnataka lokayukta raided , seized illegal wealth of corrupt police , transport officials. The corruption is wide spread in public service including Karnataka lokayukta , central vigilance commission & CBI itselves. In 2006, when Karnataka lokayukta arrested 5 corrupt police officials & taking them in police jeep , 2 corrupt police officials escaped like petty criminals in cinematic manner. There are vast number of corrupt public servants who are continuing their crimes unabetted due to their sharing arrangements with their higher ups. Only a minute number of corrupt are being booked, by the efforts of honest few in Karnataka lokayukta , CVC & CBI . The paradox is that the government instead of legally prosecuting those criminals – corrupt officials , is sitting over their files for years & have reinstated , promoted tainted officials. Why do rich people / criminals pay bribe to police ? definitely not for charity , but not to mention their names in the FIR , to let them continue their crimes unabetted , to suppress evidences / witnesses , not to make their arrests , to conduct improper investigations , to close a case with B report , not to produce evidences / witnesses before the court , to fix-up poor innocents , to force the poor innocents to do the bidding of rich criminals , etc . As a result of these sell out of police duties , rich criminals are going scot free , poor innocents are suffering in jail & corrupt police are amassing illegal wealth. In the same way corrupt health department officials / doctors are selling out post mortem reports , medical certificates for a price , giving out certificates of legal compliance to adulterated food / medicine manufacturers , thereby killing thousands of people in their selfish greed to make more money. The labour / pollution control board officials are selling out certicates , to criminal industrialists who are indulging in unfair labour practices , occupational hazards , thereby killing poor people , in their greed to make a fortune. The tax officials are making lesser / favourable tax assessments favouring industrialists /traders for a price, aiding them to evade tax. As a result the public exchequer is loosing money , for it's social welfare , defence , other programmes. The ill-gotten wealth of industrialists / traders ie BLACK MONEY is disturbing our national economy & finding it's way to underworld , mafia & terrorist outfits. The corrupt police , tax officials , public servants are worse parasites than britishers . the threat & damge to india's security , integrity is more from these criminals - corrupt public servants than from USA , CHINA or PAKISTAN. Why not the government of India has till date not declared all the illegal monies by Indian nationals held in the banks , in countries like Switzerland , liechenstein , Trinidad , etc ? why supreme court of India is not taking suo motto action in this matter & getting back our national wealth ? edited , printed , published & owned by NAGARAJ.M.R. @ : LIG-2 / 761 , HUDCO FIRST STAGE , OPP WATER WORKS OFFICE , LAKSHMIKANTANAGAR ,HEBBAL , MYSORE -570017 INDIA cell :09341820313home page: http://groups.google.co.in/group/e-clarion-of-dalit/ ,http://e-clarionofdalit.blogspot.com/ ,http://in.groups.yahoo.com/group/e-clarionofdalit/ ,e-mail : nagarajhrw@hotmail.com , naghrw@yahoo.com

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