Saturday, October 31, 2015
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Saturday, October 24, 2015
The Aghori Clan, Black Magic and Sex in the Graveyard
ESP through Sex
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
ManMohan Singh was indeed the Running Dog of the Nehru-Gandhi Family: His role in the Suppression of Evidence on Death of Bose
ManMohan Singh was prime minister of India or almost 10 years. His stint in power was a no event and all along he served the interests of the Nehru- Gandhi family. One is pained to observe that there is evidence that Man Mohan Singh committed many acts and sins of commission and ommission, but circumstances point to the fact that there is not a single incident during those 10 years, that he did anything worthwhile. His sole aim seemed to be to please the Gandhi- Nehru family. Country and truth be dammed.
Man Mohan and Bose
The role of Manmohan Singh in the sorry episode of the death of Subhas Chandra Bose is a glaring example of his servility to the Nehru-Gandhi family. I will remind readers that a commission of enquiry headed by Justice Mukherjee was set up to inquire into the death of Subhas Chandra Bose. Bose was rumored to have faked his death and evidence was available that he escaped to Russia, the then Soviet Socialist state . Stalin was in power at that time.
Justice Mukherjee visited Russia and enquired whether he could access the files of the KGB regarding Bose. Mukherjee has recorded that he was told in Moscow that the information could be made available in case the Prime minister of India made a request to his Russian counterpart. Mukherjee duly briefed Man Mohan Singh and requested him to make a request to the Russian leader to hand over the KGB files.
Manmohan Singh like a true loyalist of the Nehru- Gandhi family never made any request and later as the PM he rejected the findings of the Mukherjee commission. This is in sharp contrast to Narendra Modi the present prime minister who has made a request to Russia to declassify the files regarding Bose. There are reports that Bose was killed in a Soviet POW camp in Siberia and Pandit Nehru was well aware of the fact. Probably the Russians asked Nehru about it, but he declined to intercede and allowed Bose to be sent to gallows. This may sound far fetched but there is an element of truth in it.Pundit Nehru had everything to gain by the death of Bose.He was mortally scared of Bose coming back as that would have been curtains for him as India's prime minister
Role of Man Mohan Singh
Manmohan Singh did the indefensible. In an effort to keep the legacy of Nehru alive, he made no effort to bring out the truth. One is appalled at the attitude of this man, who let the Indian nation down just to please the Nehru-Gandhi family. One hopes the truth will now be out and Man Mohan Singh and worse Nehru will be unmasked as traitors. I have a lurking fear that Nehru may be the real villain of this sordid drama. Let the truth be out.
Of the Raj, Maids and Mistresses from Bangladesh
The Maid culture and India
The vast influx of unskilled Bangladesh women and girls makes them fit for only work as maids. Here also their knowledge of the nuances of working as maid leaves a lot to be desired. But then these girls are not averse tosleeping with the master. This is more the rule than the exception. There is no doubt that this is exploitation, but that is the fact of life. Most Bangladesh maids end up with the master in bed.
Sunday, October 18, 2015
Pakistan and the Doctrine of Necessity
Pakistan must be the oddexception that has accepted the 'Doctrine of Necessity' in law and made it an instrument of state policy, TheDoctrine of Necessity flows from ancient Roman law which accepted that in case there was serious disorder in society, force could be used to restore order. In other words a government had the right to intervene andenforce restrictions for the common good,
This doctrine has never been used, as it is open to various interpretations and generally law court have avoided it, but in Pakistan this made an appearance in 1954 when the Chief Court of Pakistan ( later the Supreme Court) overturned a ruling of the Sind High Court and accepted thedoctrine of necessity on a reference by the then Governor General of Pakistan. This involved the dissolution of the Pakistan constituent Assembly.
Since that time this doctrine has been at the neck of Pakistan and has been used to justify military rule. The Pakistan Supreme court justified the rule of Ayub Khan and also in 1978 justified the military coup of General Zia ul Haq. In this the Supreme Court proved to be rubber stamp to legitimize military rule. Perhaps the judges had no choice and the failure to approve Martial law would have had very bad consequences for the justices.
In 1998 the Supreme Court again like a house wife justified the coup of general Musharaff. Earlier they had also helped General Zia to hang Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, in what is perceived as a kangaroo court. Pakistan has the dubious distinction in following the path of least resistance by invoking the Doctrine of Necessity to justify a military coup.
Things appear to have changed slightly now with the new Chief Justice I Choudhary passing a resolution against the use of this Doctrine in Pakistan in the future. One will have to wait and see if the observationof the CJP will stand the test of time.
Afghanistan is a Test Case for the USA
The Future and the USA
The Scenario at the end of World war II
The Second World War ended in 1945 and after that the sad fact is that the USA has been at the receiving end of most wars it has fought. It all started with the Korean War which lasted 3 years and took the head of General MacArthur. But the result was a stalemate and after 3 years of fighting the USA had nothing to show. North Korea remained and the border remained at the 38th parallel. In effect the war in Korea was not a decisive victory for the USA which had to settle for an armistice with the communist powers. Over the decades the situation has not changed and North Korea and china remain the bigbears as before.
Next was the Vietnam War. It ended in an ignoble retreat, something that US arms can never forget. 12 years of fighting ended in a whimper, for as it turned out the USA had backed the wrong horse. Despite all the air effort of carpet bombing by B-52's of the US Air Force , North Vietnam did not buckle down. On the ground despite great acts of individual bravery, the US army had no answer to the Viet Cong and the result was a defeat. Lyndon B Johnson must take the blame for a misreading of Vietnam and his decision after the Tonkin Gulf incident to escalate the war boomeranged badly on the USA. General Westmoreland was the man who presided over the defeat.
Iraq and the AfterMath
The Iraq war is touted as a victory. Is it? The situation there is more volatile than when Saddam ruled. Now the entire country is in the grip of anarchy with bombs and terror attacks a byword. What if an Islamic regime is ushered in? The fat will then be in the fire. The US embassy in Baghdad is like a fortress: a sad commentary on the US war effort in Iraq, that no American diplomat can walk the streets of Baghdad free and unhindered.
Afghanistan: The Last frontier
Now we come to Afghanistan. Here again the USA was in a bind and looking for a way to get out of this morass. A decision to withdraw was taken by President Obama after he and the US army realized that 11 years of fighting in Afghanistan had led to no results and no objective achieved.
But a withdrawal here will have far reaching effects. The Islamic militants supported by Pakistan will be emboldened and the next step will be an attack on the American home land. America's retreat from Afghanistan is a black mark. It cannot be categorized as anthing else. One reason is the US will to fight a long war has evaporated. Obama would like to keep some troops to train the Afghan army after the bulk withdraws. But the same thing happened in Vietnam and the moment the Americans left the Vietcong over ran the government in Saigon.
What is the USA to do in Afghanistan? The choice was clear cut. Stay and fight or retreat. Unfortunately the USA has decided to withdraw an euphemism for a retreat. The road now appears clear for the Taliban and Al Qaeda.
Its about time Obama weighed his options. The choices are hard, but he cannot throw in the towel. He realizes teh situation but the ground realities are not what 11 years of fighting can show. President Karzai is exiting and another general election for President is on. The Afghan people have voted in thousands defying the diktat of the Taliban and al Qaeda who had asked them to boycott the polls. This is a heartening situation, but in Afghanistan the gun rules and despite the Afghan people wanting a new dispensation, the chances that the country will still slip into anarchy are pretty bright.
The USA cannot afford to return from Afghanistan empty handed. Obama and the new President must work out a viable solution to curtail the Taliban and Al Qaeda. Maybe a new President one years hence may have a different solution. The fact remains that Afghanistan is a test case for the USA and future world history may well be written as to how the USA faced the problem in Afghanistan.
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Friday, October 16, 2015
"I was asked my opinion on today's Supreme Court verdict declaring the National Judicial Accountability Commission #NJAC Constitutional Amendment Act unconstitutional.
So far as my own opinion is concerned, it matters tweedledum or tweedledee whether we have the Collegium system or #NJAC, as I believe that the Indian judiciary is beyond redemption.
What kind of a judiciary is it which often takes 20-30 years to finally decide a case(including appeal, revision, writ petition etc.)?
There are over 32 million cases pending in the Courts of India and it is estimated that even if no new case is filed it will take 360 years to clear the backlog. People who for some reason get involved in a litigation are weeping and crying because date after date is given but the case is not taken up for hearing.
Is it a judiciary or a joke?
I may only mention some facts about my parent High Court at Allahabad.
1. Criminal appeals filed in the High Court in 1985 are now coming up for hearing, that is, after 30 years. Similar is the position of civil appeals.Is this a High Court or a joke ?
2. The list of most benches is hardly touched, and only fresh matters taken up. This means that if on the first hearing of a case it is adjourned for some reason ( e.g. a counter affidavit is called for by the Court ) the case will thereafter never come up for hearing unless a heavy bribe, often of thousands of rupees, is paid in the registry to the concerned official. And even then, the case is very unlikely to be heard as in most benches the list of the court is rarely touched.
3. There is a senior judge who presides over a bench hearing writ petitions. He reportedly disposes off 150 cases or more a day, but without opening the file, and by simply saying, with half closed eyes " Suit, suit " ( i.e. go and file a suit, which in crude language means go to hell, because sending someone to a suit is like sending him to hell, as it will now make him run from pillar to post for 20-30 years or more before the suit and its appeals are finally disposed off )
4. There is a Judge who comes to Court at 11.30 or 12 ( the Allahabad High Court sits at ), dismisses all listing applications ( i.e. applications praying that some pending case be listed ), and rises whenever he likes.
5. If the hearing of a bail application is adjourned for some reason ( e.g. the govt. counsel wants to file a reply ) one never knows when the bail application will be listed again.In my opinion, it matter little whether we have a Collegium system or the NJAC because the Indian Judiciary is in my opinion beyond redemption.
Similar is the position in many other High Courts.
Apart from the above there is now massive corruption even in the higher Judiciary. While many judges are upright, many others (which may be 50% or even more) are not. The subordinate judiciary is said to be 75% or more corrupt.
Mr. Shanti Bhushan, a very senior lawyer of the Supreme Court and former Union Law Minister filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court a few years back stating that half of the previous 16 CJIs have been corrupt, and he could not certify the integrity of 2 more of them. Even after that affidavit was filed many Chief Justices of India who retired had serious allegations of corruption against them, and there are serious allegations of corruption against the present CJI Dattu. Many of these CJIs, SC and HC judges were those appointed through the Collegium system.
One judge originally from Madras High Court against whom there were very serious allegations of corruption almost made it to the Supreme Court as the SC Collegium unanimously recommended his name but it was only because of the objections of the Tamil Nadu lawyers who produced documentary proof of his corruption that this move could not materialize. In fact, a bill for his impeachment was moved in Parliament but it become infructuous when he resigned.
So it makes no difference what system of appointment of judges we have, as the entire judicial system has broken down"
How Nehru was Misled by his Proteges on India - China Border Dispute
- India’s China War and role of Kaul and Mullick
- Nehru and BM Kaul
- The Role of BN Mullick
- Last word
The Chinese President Xi visited India a few days back. Despite the bon home nearly 1500 Chinese troops intruded across the line of actual control in Ladakh. What did this signify? What were the Chinese trying to convey at a time when their President was signing pacts after pacts in Gujarat and Delhi?
The fact is the Chinese were reminding India of 1962, when the Chinese army had struck across the border and surprised the Indian army and the Indian Prime Minister JL Nehru. At this juncture one can look back to that period and see that it was an unreal time and the 3 principle characters in this sordid drama were Nehru, General Kaul and Mullick.
India’s China War and role of Kaul and Mullick
This effectively meant Indian troops entering areas held by Chinese troops and trying to set up posts with a view to exercise Indian control over Ladakh. This alarmed the Chinese. How did Nehru come to approve this policy without the necessary muscle in the Indian army? It appears Nehru went by the advice of two people namely his distant cousin Lieutenant General BM Kaul and BN Mullick, the then chief of the Intelligence Bureau. Both these men completely misled Nehru.
Nehru and BM Kaul
In the sordid events of 1962 the role of Lieutenant General BM Kaul is of great importance. He had won the confidence of the Prime Minister Nehru. Kaul was a Sandhurst graduate, but the negative side was that he had spent the entire world war as a staff officer and never saw actual battle against the Japanese. He had mainly worked as a PRO (public relations officer).
This man by the fact that he was a Kashmiri like Nehru as well as related to him led him to inveigle into the inner circle of Nehru and became the main advisor on all military matters. The forward policy as defined by Nehru was on the advice of Kaul. The military and political leadership failed to realize the grave provocation to the Chinese. They also failed to realize that the posts manned by 8-10 soldiers were unsustainable in a conflict. A Chinese reaction was inevitable and Kaul has gone down in history as a losing general, while Nehru has had his reputation tarnished as a great world leader. He lost to the wily Mao.
The Role of BN Mullick
Hopefully with Modi as the Prime Minister the policy of appeasement and neglect of the northern border will change. One must remember the Chinese understand only the politics of the mailed fist. Failure to realize may well give China another brownie point in the game of world history.
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