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Editorial : MORE IMRAANAS & SHA BANOOS – URGENT NEED FOR UNIFORM CIVIL CODE Recent case of rape victim, SMT. Imraana has proved that how inhuman , illogical the fatwa & shariat laws of muslim community are. It reminds us of medieval times. The so-called ardent followers of shariat laws, only force it on their women folk. The shariat laws with respect to men folk like prohibition on drinking, smoking, adultery,etc & the punishments like public stoning to death are not enforced. The muslim men are authorised by shariat to marry more women but they must look after all their needs as per shariat. They can divorce their wives by triple talaq if they are not satisfied with them. This part of shariat is carried out by menfolk however the other part of shariat which stipulates paying back of dukthari, woman's belongings,her properties all to her after talaq are not at all followed.
The male chauvinists in muslim community are the worst violators of shariat. They are suitably manipulating shariat to supress muslim women. The central government is also dancing to the tunes to safeguard it's vote bank. Take the case of shaa banoo during P.M. Rajiv gandhi's regime. Inspite of supreme court ruling to pay living expenses to her by her ex-husband, the govt passed a bill annulling the SC verdict.
The govt gives subsidy to haj pilgrims, does it give the same amount of subsidy to kashi pilgrims, bodhgaya pilgrims, bethleham &
All religions are based on humanity & equitable justice, are good, great & lead to the same supreme power. It is the subsequent interpretations which are inhuman. According to times, the medieval rituals which may be right at that time, at that place but now inhuman, illogical at this time & at this place-india, should be dropped. The religion must be within the confines of home. Before law, everybody is equal & must be treated as equals, both women & men.
Hereby, HRW urges the honourable supreme court of
Reproduced from The Times Of India August 16, 2007 page10
We do frame people, says NCB official
Sub-Inspector Tell HC How They Plant Drugs On Innocents
Abhinav Garg / TNN
New Delhi:It's been suspected by many, but confirmation of the police falsely implicating people by planting drugs on them has now come from the policeman himself who has been accused of planting drugs on two innocent people.
Sub-Inspector Ranbir Singh of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) admitted at the Delhi High Court that testing kits for checking banned drugs wereoften defective. What's more officers often replaced the recovered substance with lethal drugs in order to implicate them. A shocked court has summoned the NCB director to explain the charge.
Ranbir is himself tainted of this grave abuse of authority. There is an FIR against him for falsely implicating rwo persons under the harsh Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances act. He claimed to have recovered 100gm heroin from them which later turned out to be harmless paracetomal powder.
The officer is now seeking to get the FIR quashed and in his defence has claimed that he was not the only one who framed people, several other officers did the same.
The Judge has also summoned the Kamala Market Narcotics Cell in-charge from whose area Singh allegedly picked up the two persons.
The Director and the Cell in-charge will have to explain before the court as to how these two innocents were booked and thrown into jail when two forensic reports clearly stated that the substance in question was paracetomol.
The case in which Singh is involved took place in March last year. Gyanender and Santosh were arrested by him for alleged possesion of heroin. The substance was sent for testing to two CFCL labs-one in Rohini and the other in Chandigarh- and both labs reported back that the powder was'nt heroin but just parecetomal.
After this came to light, the additional sessions judge hearing the case acquited the two men and recommended that an FIR be lodged against Singh as the two undertrials had to languish in jail because of the wanton abuse of authority.
The high court, while hearing a petition filed by Singh seeking quashing of FIR against him found it intriguing that even when the investigating team is equipped with "field testing kit" to test the contraband, they had mistaken paracetomal powder for heroin. Upon which Singh revealed that kits were often defective and that officers also changed the actual recovered substance with banned contraband.
AN APPEAL TO HONOURABLE CHIEF MINISTER OF CHATTISGARH
Dear Sir ,
Name of the victims:
1. Soyam Rama, aged 16 years – father's name Dula
2. Soyam Raju, aged 2 years – father's name Penta
3. Vajam Rama, aged 11 years – father's name
I am writing to request you to immediately take actions against those who were responsible for the massacre of eleven children in Nendra village, Dantewada district in Chhattisgarh. I am informed that on March 13, 2007 eleven children and a local youth was gunned down by the members of the Indian Reserve Battalion [Nagaland] stationed in Chhattisgarh and the members of the local faction of the Salwa Judum.
I am concerned that the villagers did not even complain about the incident since they have lost faith in the state administration. I am also concerned about the escalating violence in Chhattisgarh, which is fanning out of control. I have been informed that the state government has nearly failed in addressing the law and order situation in the state and is now increasingly resorting to promoting private armed militia groups in the state.
I therefore urge you to immediately intervene in this case so that a proper complaint is registered regarding the incident and the case is investigated and the perpetrators punished. I also urge you to make sure that the Chhattisgarh state government takes all necessary steps to regain the faith of the local communities in the state.
Towards this end the operation of Salwa Judum in the state must be immediately stopped and the state must declare and practice non-tolerance to violence used by the state as well as by the Naxalites.
The state administration must also ensure that the tribal communities staying in remote villages in the state are not forcefully evacuated and their resources are not allowed to be exploited indiscriminately.
I trust that you will take action in this case.
AN APPEAL TO HONOURABLE CHAIRMAN NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
Dear Sir ,
Name of victims: Mrs. BB [name concealed] and her husband residing at Dogachia village in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal Alleged perpetrators: Mr. Tushar Kar, Officer-in-Charge of Gaighata Police Station, North 24 Parganas and other police officers Place of disappearance: Dr. J. R. Dhar Sub-Divisional Hospital, Bongaon, North 24 Parganas district, West Bengal (admission number PN 10948 at the hospital's female surgical ward) Date of incident: 26 May 2007
I am writing to express concern about the case of Mrs. BB and her husband who have disappeared from Dr. J. R. Dhar Sub-Divisional Hospital, Bongaon, North 24 Parganas district,
I am informed that BB was detained in custody since arrest and was ill-treated severely in custody. I am also informed that BB was not produced in court during her detention at the police station. I am also informed that BB was admitted at the Dr. J. R. Dhar Sub-Divisional Hospital, Bongaon, North 24 Parganas district,
I am concerned about this case and therefore urge you to intervene in this case to make sure that BB and her husband safely return home. I also request you to take all necessary steps so that the whereabouts of BB and her husband is made known to their relatives.
I further urge you to inquire this case to find out whether BB was tortured and ill-treated while in custody. If the officers named above are found guilty of forced disappearance and custodial violence they must be immediately removed from service and punished.
I trust that you will take action in this case.
AN APPEAL TO HONOURABLE CHIEF MINISTER OF UTTAR PRADESH
Dear Chief Minister,
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