Tuesday, February 10

Pink Chaddis

Go forth and chaddify.
Hundreds of years of civilization hangs by a thread

Send your chaddis to
BANGALOREThe Pink Chaddi Campaign,C/O Alternate Law Forum,122/4 Infantry Road(opposite Infantry Wedding House)Bangalore 560001Karnataka

Monday, February 9

Global Satyagraha.Press the button

Satyagraha, indigenous and Swadeshi term to India, was the most formidable baton of the Father of the Nation. A weapon that worked wonders during the independence struggle of India.
With changing times, notions changed, ideas changed & also the perception of Satyagraha. People spoke about it as a thing of the past, something obsolete, something redundant, and something that was not relevant today. A lot many things contributed to this change in perception, the most significant being, the speedily eroding virtue of patience. People started seeking gratification of their needs in an instance. Instant coffee, instant love, instant hatred, instant friendship, instant enmity, instant peace, instant war & even instant sex? In other words the values of people changed in accordance with their greed.However, nature doesn't succumb to the changing human perception. Its principles remain the same. The principle of Satyagraha, which means revolution without violence, is an important principle of nature. Therefore it appeals to our conscience. Hence, whenever implemented correctly, it has a far reaching effect.Throughout the 20th Century, with the advances in technology, the globe has been shrinking gradually. Different modes of transport followed by different modes of communication & eventually the advent of Internet, has shrunk the globe beyond imagination.At the press of a button we are in touch with somebody with whom we do not share any physical space & would probably never will. At the press of a button we allow the world to know who we are, what we think, what we do, etc. At the outset, this is another example of the instant gratification of needs theory.

However, opposites always work in tandem according to nature's principle. Day & Night, Hot & Cold, etc… Seen from this perspective, we realize that instant hatred in the real world induces instant love in the virtual world of the web. Instant enmity in the real world is followed by instant friendship on the web. Instant war always collides with instant peace on the web. It is almost as if, web has become an aid to nature to showcase its principles.Therefore, terrorism, communal violence, fascist tendencies, corporate greed, corruption, poverty, child abuse, deprivation of human rights, illiteracy, subjugation of women & all the ills (violence) that face the real society, needs to be countered promptly, with precision & having far greater impact.

The answer lies in the indigenous concept of Satyagraha, Revolution through Non-Violence. As a tool of supplementing the struggle on the streets, Satyagraha on the Web can have global ramifications. It therefore becomes Global Satyagraha.Global Satyagraha, following the Humanist principals, intends supporting any individual or a group to voice their opinion in a Non-Violent fashion, at the press of the button. It also supports any group of people who are honest, who abide by the principles of Non-Violence, who are secular minded, to democratically fight elections against the candidature of a person who does not abide by the aforesaid principles. The modus operandi of the Group will vary according to the immediate needs.

Global Satyagraha supports the Humanist Movement's mission of simultaneous Personal & Social transformation and invites people to work actively to rebuild India, fulfilling the dreams of all those who dedicated their lives so that we breathe in a free world. We invite people to take up the next roles of the Gandhi, Vivekananda, Subhash, Bhagat of today, taking the path of Active Non-violence propagated by the Humanist principals.

The baton of Satyagraha is still formidable. It is still the best weapon to fight against the nuclear weapons. Gandhi is still alive....stronger than ever.http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=52681381598

Sunday, February 1

Law is broken not the tradtion

It was the law that was broken not the tradition in Mangalore.

I couldn’t believe what I was watching on various TV channels few days back and today what is happening over the incident is more shameful.. In the broad daylight the women were beaten up.. Molested ...The visuals on the television had made every Indian's head hang in shame.

The atrocious incident in the broad daylight reflected a complete failure of policing. It showed law not being applied to prevent crime. The Mangalore administration is willfully powerless today..

What we are seeing after the incident is more despicable.. days after the offense - no action taken - is a complete failure of governance. The law should deal with them as criminal molesters of women and send out the message that such goondaism will not be tolerated

The complete politicization of the matter has evaded the main question.. Who are they? What authority they have to take law in their hands? The matter of the fact is that it was a deplorable act.. And the persons involved in this ghastly act against women should be booked and punished.

The culture of intolerance is being promoted at the behest of the national political parties of the country. Every thing in this country gets associated with politics. The confidence of the citizens has been shaken…. Every day we see more brazen acts of violence and crime .. Being committed and the perpetuators go Scot free

It’s becoming regular to watch and hear of these inhuman acts and the culprits are out, free in the society. The police have become incapable ….The police have to be made accountable

MNS in Maharashtara took law in their own hands but the government waited.. Today the shocking assault on women was seen.. But the culprits are roaming free in the society.. They are being treated as heroes.. the attackers were booked under Section 143, which is for unlawful assembly, Section 147 - related to rioting, Section 448 for criminal trespass, Section 323, which covers assault by hand, Section 354 -- outraging the modesty of a woman, Section 504 -- use of vulgar language and Section 120 B -- criminal conspiracy have also been imposed upon them.

But where is the victims' complaint?
We will see more sad response of the political machinery that you and I just witnessed.
Our silence shall be taken for assent..Remember that…… More brazen acts of violence and crime will occur if we sit quietly. And your already dithering quality of life shall degenerate to chaos.
The silent bystander encourages such attacks.
Civil society must intervene.