Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Govt fumes at ad goof-up

The photograph of a retired Pakistan air force chief in an adverstisement commissioned by the Women and Child Development Ministry caused a major embarrassment to the Centre on Sunday, following its publication in a newspaper currently on a joint “peace campaign” with a Pakistani daily.

Even though Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath remained unapologetic and sought to downplay the incident by saying the message in the advertisement marking the National Girl Child Day was more important that the photograph, both the PMO and the Indian Air Force are understood to be fuming at the faux pas. Late on Sunday evening Tirath apologised, saying it was a mistake.

Interestingly, the advertisement was carried in only one prominent English daily published from here. The daily is currently carrying out a joint “peace campaign” with a newspaper from Pakistan.

All other newspapers in the capital carried a different advertisement to mark the day.

Even as the hunt was begun by the PMO to fix responsibility, with sources saying that heads were likely to roll in both Tirath’s ministry and DAVP, the minister herself remained nonplussed and refused to accept any blunder on the part of her ministry.
“The message is more important than the image. The photograph is only symbolic. The message for the girl child is more important,” she said striving hard to downplay the incident. {what a stupid woman, why not use Hitler, Aurangzeb and Akbar since photograph is only symbolic? If what you are saying is the case why is PMO apologizing?} She also said that no name had been mentioned below the photograph, and added, “We are anyway for global peace.”{Chillum phoonkna chodh do aunty ji aur dharti pe aajao wapas}

But the PMO was in no such mood. It swiftly apologised to the nation for the blunder and instituted an internal inquiry.

Meanwhile, the blame game has already begun, with the DAVP trying to wash its hands off the matter. While nobody came on record, sources in DAVP claimed the advertisement, numbered “DAVP 46101/13/0064/0910” came to the department on Saturday with prior approval from the Women and Child Development Ministry, and, therefore, was released immediately.

The sources also conteded that the text and images in the advertisement had been prepared by Tirath’s staff.{One reason she is being bombastic is probably she is the one who OK'ed this shameful ad and is now backpedalling since PMO apologized, what a hypocrite!}

Australian PM Rudd's nephew in KKK anti-racism protest

Words fail me, big thanks to Van Thanh Rudd and his friend for protesting racism against Indian people.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Dalit youth alleges he was forced to eat human excreta


Dindigul (TN), Jan 14 (PTI) In a shocking case of caste discrimination, a dalit has alleged that he was forced to eat human faeces by a group of 'high caste Christians' for walking with chappals in their street in the district.

The dalit youth, in his complaint to Batalagundu police inspector, said "a group of high caste Christians forced human faeces into my mouth after beating me for walking with chappals in their street".

Sadayandi, who is from Indhira Nagar in Meikovilpatti in Dindigul district, claimed the incident occurred on January 7 when a group of more than 10 'caste christians' stopped him and asked if he was not aware of the "order" that dalits should not walk with chappals in their street. Then they asked him to remove his chappals and slapped him with it, he said.

"One of them suggested that I should be fed human excreta.


Sunday, January 10, 2010

Aman ki asha

This is what is in store for the common Indian if he believes in the ToI-letpaper of India's farce called Aman ki Asha,

Pak rains rockets
Yudhvir Rana, TNN, 10 January 2010, 04:59am IST

AMRITSAR/NEW DELHI: Panic swept through villages around Attari in Punjab early on Saturday after six rockets slammed in from across the border.

No one was injured as the shells landed in open fields and a few rockets failed to explode.

‘‘Around midnight, six rockets were fired from the Pakistan side, of which two fell near the border outpost. We heard 2-3 explosions,’’ BSF IG Himmat Singh said.

Two rockets fell on the Kahangarh post where 35 BSF personnel are deployed, but did not explode. The BSF retaliated with artillery and mortar fire.

Two rockets each were found in Atalgarh and Modhay villages after the fog lifted. The rockets had exploded after hitting fields. One rocket hit the farm of Surjit Singh in Atalgarh, while in Modhay, one was found at the farm of Lakha Singh.

Saturday’s attack near Attari in Punjab was the third such attack since Pakistan constructed additional fortified concrete bunkers and new observation towers close to the border in Punjab and J&K.

Pakistan has reportedly built 19 new bunkers and 39 observation towers in the past seven months.

While three rockets were fired on July 5 last year, five rockets fired by the Pakistani forces crashed into Modhay, Dhoneya Khurd, Rattan Kallan and Dalekey villages in September....

Where were these hypocrites when rockets fell on India- sitting in their ivory towers sipping blood of Indian people (they call it champagne) and pontificating. I say balls to "Aman ki Asha" and say yes to, more "INSAS ka Tamasha" for the jihadis living next to us. Also, this peace-shit is for wimps and the weak, naPakistanis need us more than we do. What have they to offer apart from rabid population bred on hatred for non muslims and suicide bombers, let them stew in their own juices.

Tribals oppose and attack fascist Naxal sympathizers

BHOPAL: Tribals angry with activists fighting for human rights of Naxals while ignoring poor ‘adivasis’ threw rotten eggs and tomatoes at Magsaysay award winner Medha Patkar and Sandeep Pandey as they reached Dantewada town in Chhattisgarh on Wednesday.

While Medha, being a woman, did not face much humiliation, her companion Pandey was pulled down from the motorcycle and given a hiding. He was pushed around and asked why the activists had done nothing for the tribals but found cause to support Naxals.

Medha, who leads Narmada Bachao Andolan, and Pandey who founded Asha for Education, were on their way to participate in a 'jan sunwai' (people's court) in Naxal-hit areas on Thursday. Patkar and Pandey were on a motorbike when tribals carrying banners of ‘Maa Danteswadi Adivasi Swabhimaan Manch’ surrounded them, asking them to go back.

Shouting slogans like "Wapas jao, wapas jao (go back)", the tribals alleged that NGOs "support Naxals under the pretext of human rights."
My only regret, Suzanne Arundhati Roy missed the action and a black eye. Maybe, she was somewhere else scheming how to dupe tribals of their land and resources. It is time to dump our age old "woman should not be harassed or humiliated" since Naxals are using women to kill and maim villagers in this era of equal opportunity for all. Tit for tat.