Political parties in Tamil Nadu and judiciary, a connection that is undeniabl
Is the judiciary in Indian free, fair and run independently? Time and again, the judiciary, the nexus between politicians and judges have come under the scanner. Former Supreme court judge Justice Katju's blog on the same has thrown up more questions than provide any answers. Katju too points at parties in Tamil Nadu and their proximity to judges. This is not the first time that parties in the state have been accused of fiddling with the judiciary.
A blog, written by senior journalist Kalyan Arun in the New Indian Express back in 2009, points out the unholy nexus between politicians and the judiciary, especially in Tamil Nadu.
In the blog, Arun says that an impeachment motion was on against Justice V Ramaswami of the Supreme Court for financial delinquency while he served as the Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. The motion was defeated, thanks to his political connections, the blog says.
In 1991, around 108 members of the Lok Sabha from the Bharatiya Janata Party, the Left parties and also members from the National Front jointly served a notice of motion against Ramaswami.
But even then, the Congress under the leadership of Rajiv Gandhi came out in support of Ramaswami. A group of Congress MPs, along with Rajiv Gandhi and PV Narasimha Rao personally met the Speaker Rabi Ray requesting him not to allow the motion, the blog says.
But despite this the notice did come up and a committee was set up to enquire about the charges. Amidst all this, Congress withdrew support to the then governing Chandrashekhar government, after which the Lok Sabha was dissolved.
The caretaker government now refused to address the case saying that the notice lapsed since the Lok Sabha has already dissolved. By then in Tamil Nadu the case was being projected as the targeting of a Tamil judge by the “non-Tamils”, and AIADMK was one of the major players in this movement, the blog says.
The motion, even though it came up again during the Narasimha Rao government, a committee found that Ramaswami’s actions brought ‘dishonor and disrepute to the Judiciary’. A defiant Ramaswami, just questioned the credibility of the committee’s findings.
A year later, when the motion was taken up in the parliament the Congress was divided on the issue and most MPs from the south wanted the motion to be defeated. Finally when the motion came up, Kapil Sibal, the Congress leader spoke for six hours in the house and reasoned out why removing a judge for purchasing ‘few carpets or suitcases’ seems ridiculous. Finally this was the motion’s result- Yes -196, No -0, abstentions-205.
The blog says that Narasimha Rao instructed all the Congress MPs to abstain from voting, which they did.
The motion failed, Ramaswami remained untouched.
Later, in 1999 without much surprise people witnessed Ramaswami contesting a general election on the ticket given by Jayalalitha’s AIADMK from the Sivakasi constituency, but lost out to Vaiko.
In the blog, Arun adds another connection that Ramaswami might have had with the AIADMK, his son Sanjay Ramaswami was an AIADMK MLA from 1991-96.
Yet another instance when the judiciary in Tamil Nadu came into scanner was in 2009 when Justice PD Dinakaran's elevation to the Supreme Court as a judge was axed by allegations of corruption and land grabbing. Later, he was transferred from Karnataka High Court to Sikkim High Court. Dinakaran resigned in 2011.
However the allegations against Dinakaran were serious- Huge rural land holdings, illegal appropriation of government and public land amounting to land grabbing, illegal constructions and ownership of urban properties. He was also accused of using political connections to get favours, good postings.
Then there was the case of Madras high court Judge, Justice S Reghupathy who had an outburst in an open court. In 2009, Justice Reghupathy revealed that a minister had threatened him on a case pertaining to the minister's friend. At a later stage it was exposed that DMK minister A Raja was the one who had called the judge. In spite of the furore, Raja denied all allegations and life went on as normal.
The problem for Congress is not that there is going to be a dramatic implosion. Because those kind of implosions can either be prevented or even handled.
The problem is-Congress will simply wither away. It is too difficult to detect the withering process and by the time it is detected, it would be too late.
In TN, in 1989, Congress won 20% vote share contesting alone. In 2014, it is 4%.
This slow withering away of votes is the real danger.
The revolts in COngress are happening not because the party lost badly. It is because of how Sonia and Rahul responded after the loss. They were not concerned at all about what the party workers were thinking. Rahul as usual went on multiple foreign trips while Sonia was incommunicado.
Both come across as non-serious politicians. And this is giving rise to the revolts. Unless Sonia and Rahul come down from the high pedestal and start interacting with the workers, Congress will simply wither away in due course.
It will be a repeat of what happened to TN Congress on a national scale.
''Gujarat civic polls: BJP wins in last Cong stronghold
In a setback to Congress, ruling BJP in Gujarat snatched on Tuesday the Junagadh Municipal Corporation (JMC) from the Opposition party in the civic body election by winning 41 out of 60 seats.
JMC was the only municipal corporation ruled by the Congress in the state out of a total of seven big cities of Gujarat.
The BJP's victory comes after they trounced the Congress in the Lok Sabha election.
"BJP has emerged as the majority party by winning 41 seats, while the Congress has obtained 16 seats out of 60 seats of 20 wards in Junagadh Municipal Corporation (JMC). Two seats went to Bahujan Samaj Party and one independent candidate managed to get one seat," city election officer and Collector of Junagadh Alok Kumar Pandey said.
The elections for the corporation were held on Sunday and counting took place today. The civic body comprises 60 seats of 20 wards.'''
Phir Insaaf nahin Hua !!
Times Now has produced two Letters on TV about this case.One from PMO as to why the Corrupt Judge was not being absorbed.
One one from CJI stating that they did not agree twice for the absorbing of the corrupt Judge but now considering sensitivities of the Govt they agree.
HansRaj Bhardawaz admits that he was dealing with Judiciary on behalf the GOI. HanRaj says an SC/ST Judge was not being absorbed so he had intervene .
Yesterday HansRaj said there was pressure from 18 MPs and also one Dy Minister too was pressing .
Well the story is devloping.
NOW TO THOSE ROTEY LAL Weepies AND Hai Hai KHANS WHO WERE BEATING BREASTS when BJP pointed out that CBI and IB had reservations for one Judge being recommended for SC .
WHY AWAZ BUND HEIN ?? Shameful liars !!!
6 Questions for Katju:
1. Is it not true that a very large segment of judges are corrupt and become rich by the time they retire?
2. Is it not true that you knew about the endemic corruption, but ordered an enquiry only against a particular judge?
3. Is it not true that Indian judiciary is anti-male, inefficient, slow, casteist, religionist, regionist and opaque?
4. Is it not true that Indian judges are also appointed on the basis of their 'political influence'
5. Is it not true that you have not cared to raise, or correct, these afflications named in points 3 and 4, while you had the power to do so?
6. What is your vested interests in picking on a single corrupt judge?
Sidaramiah has asked a very pertinent question indeed. Does the media think that only rapes count, and that males ( facing much more dangers in life ) are dogs? Dont they realise that they are contributing to the prevalent, and ever growing, misandrous attitudes of society?
However, now the unthinking media has whipped itself up ( as usual for feminits ), into a frenzy against males, and cannot stop now they have started ( classical )
Politicians and the innocent public are becoming more exposed, and familiar with:
Selective Hyperreporting by the Antimale Media with the Intent to Negatively stereotype males in General ( S H A M I N G )
"In a post-war interview in 1946, he said, "Hitler killed five million Jews. It is the greatest crime of our time. But the Jews should have offered themselves to the butcher's knife. They should have thrown themselves into the sea from cliffs... It would have aroused the world and the people of Germany... As it is they succumbed anyway in their millions." Gandhi believed this act of "collective suicide", in response to the Holocaust, "would have been heroism"."
The Bibi Sarojas of this planet will try to deny the undeniable and refute the irrefutable but the truth is there for everyone to see.
Every Indian older than one year, knows that the Indian judiciary is corrupt to the core.
If he had set up a CBI enquiry against ALL judges, Katju would have 'discovered' 70% judges were corrupt. Barring the clout Katju has in the media, what other 'news' is Katju trying to create? Why is Katju picking on one judge - for political favour, perhaps?
And just where is this 'sensation' in Katjus 'news'?
"The “reformist” government may not value his economic expertise, but, as befits a group of interestingly educated people, it certainly deserves his expertise as the most eminent Indian historian. And tourism manager."
So, apparently if you are some lowlife lab assistant in a physics lab you can expound on the qualifications of historians, but only if you are "Secular" and left-wing mind you. Understood?
That the Indian judiciary is a FARCE, is too well documented and discussed, to be disputed.
That a reformed criminal can become PM ( and a repeat offender can become his party president ), is itself testimony to this fact.
However, selection of judges is only PART of the problem, even if Katju is using his media clout to express this.
Also consider misandry, corruption, casteism, religionist extremism, cronyism, inefficiency, unaccountability, etc. etc.
And then you will realise why Indian democracy is way beyond redemption.
"Now the enemy's conversion to Islam.... is no more than one, and by no means the only, way of their "desisting from hostility"; and the reference to it in verses 5 and 11 of this surah certainly does not imply an alternative of 'conversion or death,' as some unfriendly critics of Islam choose to assume." CAIR pracharak quoting some Pakistani
This is the typical Mohammadan strawman - raise a bogus claim and refute it. Go back and read your Koran - Muslims are required to wage war on non-Muslims until one of 3 conditions - not 2 conditions - are met: non-Muslims are all killed, converted, or subjugated under Islam and accept dhimmitude.
Note what the Paki ambassador carefully avoids mentioning - the only alternative to death or conversion is dhimmitude. Would Muslims like to be treated as dhimmis in India or the US? Do you want your children in Dallas to be treated like dhimmis?
Why then do you and the Paki ambassador not acknowledge the inherent bestiality of Koran 9:29 and reject it in toto the same way that educated, middle class Hindus by and large reject the notion of untouchability even though it is there in the Manu Smriti, instead of making these sly omissions and deletions? Aren't these omissions and deletions an acknowledgement of the inherent evil in these verses?
As I said, I understand and support what people like you are trying to do with this 7th century drivel, but you have no right to lecture people like me about the "true" meaning of these verses when my people have been the victims of this bestiality for the past 1,300 years. It is as obscene as an upper caste Hindu lecturing a Dalit about how the Dalit misunderstands the benign nature of the Manusmriti and the caste system.
One of the most useless books written about Gandhi was written by Gandhi himself-his autobiography.
Though "Hind Swaraj" tops the list. That is supposed to be his "political treatise" -a book which is pure garbage in reality.
"This is not because Prof Rao has so far distinguished himself as a writer about “history and tourism management”"
So basically unless one gets a certificate from mofos like Irfan habib and Romila Thapar, they have to be ignored is it? How about wendy dongdinger? is her approval necessary before anyone can talk about their version of hinduism?
This is a clever game that these left-wing asswipes like the one who wrote the above play -- basically they are in charge of issuing certificated of worthiness when it comes to history, and of course, no one with a different narrative will be considered worthy. These intellectually dishonest mot#$%ckers think they can hijack the narrative and continue the trend that the rat bast*ard nehru started.
"Typical of you to cite the deeds of a bunch of lunatic psychopaths in Iraq or Nigeria as being "the current reality".
Dear jihadi asswipe, this also happened this week in Tamilnadu (Al Umma) and by the jihadi pony owners in J&K that deliberately created violence to shutdown amarnath pilgrims. Now, asswipes like you and India "secular" left-wing sh*theads would have howled if your pilgrimage to mecca was hampered by non muslims, and yet these wanton acts of violence by muslim jihadi mofos are all because "they are bad muslim" "psychopaths", and "no real muslim would commit violence against humans" because the prophet said some sh*t about it, right? Never mind that most muslims die because of muslim on muslim violence, and all the violence is done by people who quote the Quran verbatim and believe in the written words explicitly, so if any misinterpreting is being done here, it is by the dissembling aholes who call themselves "moderate muslims" like anwaar here.......and yet we only hear howls of protest when Israel refuses to be cowed down by jihadi tactics of hiding among children women, and in mosques and hospitals. If you want to commit violence and then weep over the dead bodies of your children, well, f**ck you asholes. You want war, you shall have it.
So the CJI refused to promote the judge in question on THREE occassions. Manmohan personally demanded an explanation as to why the judge was not promoted.
Given this paper trail, Manmohan should stop hide behind the pant of Bharadwaj(he is an expert hiding behind the saree of Sonia. Now he has started this habit of hiding behind pant) and give us an explanation.
First Netaji and his darling son..., and now this guy!
There is no truth to the rumors that Naidu has converted to Islam and is now going to Iraq to fight along with ISIS. He is simply doing a tamasha for one day.
I am just wondering. I don't see any statement from our Gurus/swamis/spiritual leaders condemning this.
I know they can't make statement on every issue. But many of them made statements during elections to support political parties or oppose some parties. If they can make statements to support political parties, why not to condemn social issues like this or corruption?
Don't the Gurus think that this issue of violence against girls/women is a serious issue and they should condemn it publicly?
even if he wanted to appease, why didnt he just wear traditional indian muslim dress? why Arab costume? Have indian muslims and seculars completely surrendered to Arab fascism that in India is also called 'islam' or 'secularism'
All those of us who care about books should welcome the appointment, as head of the Indian Council of Historical Research, of Yellapragada Sudarshan Rao. This is not because Prof Rao has so far distinguished himself as a writer about “history and tourism management”, which is the department of Kakatiya University in Warangal he headed before retiring to head an RSS-backed project to “write history from a nationalist perspective and popularise Sanskrit”, two aims which naturally go together for the RSS.
No, we should welcome it because, hopefully, a larger number of Indians will now be exposed to the school of history – and tourism management – that Prof Rao represents. It has often been remarked that Indian humour writing is just not funny enough. With the ascent of ICHR’s Prof Rao and his fellow-travellers, the humour deficit in our literary output will unquestionably be made up.
ICHR’s Prof Rao has been unjustly castigated for a blogpost that he wrote in which he looked forward to a glorious future for the caste system, concluding thus: “The roots of positive aspects of Indian culture are so deep that the merits of ancient systems would be rejuvenated.” This unfair coverage by a biased paid media should not stop people from reading other posts on his blog. I recommend the one on how Mexican ziggurats reflect Vedic/Aryan philosophical principles, as also the one explaining how all “Hindu religious practices, customs, vratas or festivals and rites have a scientific base”. This last also includes an answer to the much-asked question: “Why are the fish and the pebbles in Ganga not attaining Moksha?”
One of the luminaries of the thankfully obsolescent “academic” establishment (henceforth referred to as “Marxists”, “Congressis”, “traitors” and ““ISI-backed intellectual mujahedin” interchangeably), Romila Thapar, has had the poor grace to call attention to the fact that Prof Rao – now the Indian government’s point man on matters historical – has not published any peer-reviewed work. As the many distinguished historians who write late-night blogposts on the internet have already pointed out, this reflects poorly not on Prof Rao, but instead on every single historian who has been peer-reviewed. I personally cannot understand why Prof Rao’s work on spiritualism and postmodernism has not been published to great acclaim by a major academic press. It begins, after all, by pointing out the unvarnished truth that “India with its unbroken civilisation since times unknown has no parallel in the world” (take that, China!) and then makes the unimpeachable point that “only the modern European concepts of nationalism and liberal democracy divided the country”.
Prof Rao, sensibly, cares nothing for these peers. Who are they to review him? His first two press releases as head of ICHR do not mention these peers, who are mainly Marxists, Congressis, or Minorities anyway. Instead, both thank his academic mentor, “Pujya Sri Mahamahopadhyaya Dr K Sivananda Murtyji”. This eminent historian is a Warangal-based homeopath and spiritual leader. Prominent among Mr Murty’s pronouncements is the sterling call for a new Constitution for Hindustan” which “should create a new Hindu nation-state which will be founded on Hindu ideals”, because, as reported by a devoted listener, “India is not ‘Bharat’ but an artificial entity based on a pseudo-secular anti-Hindu philosophy called ‘Indian Constitution’.” To our country’s eternal loss, the Marxist anti-nationals paid by the Vatican and the Saudis who dare to call themselves “eminent historians” have not permitted to be published in book form the thoughts about history summarised thus: “Our ancient India was subordinated to this newly created pseudo-secular anti-Hindu, pro-Muslim and pro-Christian Indian Republic.”
Among Mr Murty’s loudest followers is the renowned blog-reviewed historian of ancient India, astrologer David Frawley. Mr Frawley is white, which means that our patriotic nationalists are particularly desperate to hear praise from him on the subject of our glorious past. His books The Myth of the Aryan Invasion of India and In Search of the Cradle of Civilisation are particularly worth reading. As the patriotic historian’s favourite source, Wikipedia, points out, eminent historian Deepak Chopra has described them as “ground-breaking” and they have been reviewed by eminent peer-reviewed historical journal Yoga Today. They argue that the earlier Vedas, which the Marxist-Missionary nexus describes as being from a pastoral society, were actually written in the Indus Valley Civilisation – sorry, the Saraswati Valley Civilisation. It provides conclusive proof, in the unquestionably Indic form of frequent assertion, that it was from India that the Aryans spread out to Iran, Central Asia, and finally Europe. Such claims are looked down on by evangelical Christian CIA agents like Chicago’s Caroline E Haskell Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions Bruce Lincoln, who describes them as "exercises in scholarship (= myth + footnotes)”. Eh, but what does he know.
If not for little-known presses like Voice of India – founded by Sita Ram Goel in 1983, a man described by Mr Frawley as “one of India’s most important thinkers in the post-independence era” – we would be tragically unaware of this wonderful stream of little books that span the genres of history, myth, humour and tourism management. Mr Goel won eminence as a historian writing books about the destruction of Hindu temples by marauding Muslims that relied exclusively on the Muslims’ own accounts of the numbers of people dead and temples destroyed. He rightly believed that contextualising such claims with the likelihood that they were warlike or poetic exaggeration was the kind of thing done by Nehru-Gandhi-loving pseudo-secular time-servers. (Such context is only necessary, according to Mr Goel’s acolytes, when studying accounts of the killing of Buddhist monks by Hindu kings.)
Mr Goel was introduced to an amazed and adoring reading public through a series on the op-ed page of The Indian Express in the 1980s, which he owed to the good offices of Arun Shourie, then editor. Mr Shourie, at least, is one scholar of history and tourism management who has done his duty by the reading public in terms of volume and volumes. Frankly, the only sad part of Mr Rao becoming India’s leading historian is that it could, instead have been Mr Shourie. The “reformist” government may not value his economic expertise, but, as befits a group of interestingly educated people, it certainly deserves his expertise as the most eminent Indian historian. And tourism manager. www.business-standard.com/article/opinion/mihir-s-sharma-eminently-funny-historians-114072101199_1.html
"Amit Shah’s elevation as BJP boss should dent party in the long-term. If it doesn't, that would be a sure sign of an irreversible decline in our moral standards.]"
I thought the election of Modi as PM showed the irreversible decline in our moral standards. No??
@ VNK Murti - "Why the page refresh is necessary at all in the first place?"
Simple. Each time a page refreshes, a new set of advertisements are loaded thereby generating revenue.
Don't expect OLI to revert back to a system which will reduce advertisement income.
I also hope Naidu went to the shooting spot in a camel.
A surprisingly good article in The Hindu about Bihar
It has been a long time since I agreed with anything appearing in the Hindu edit pages.
He could have gone there with 4 wives.
Katju is the Sagarika Ghose of judiciary.
[[Amit Shah’s elevation as BJP boss should dent party in the long-term. If it doesn't, that would be a sure sign of an irreversible decline in our moral standards.]]
Yeah right. If Jihadi's wishes are not fulfilled, it means our moral standards have declined.
Telugu comedian Brahmanand is facing a tough challenge.
>> "The Law Minister said the judge has since retired and is dead. The judges of the Collegium have also retired. Quoting the Supreme Court's observation in the Shanti Bhushan case, he remarked the "clock cannot be put back"."
How about jailing the DMK minister instead ?
>> "How did DMK members and a Minister interfere in judicial appointment?"
Only NAC chairperson can answer this question.
"This distinction is a new and convinient invention. Varna does not mean free choice. It means color or outward appearance."
Ah!! The sanskrit expert!! The root word from which varna comes means "to choose".
There is something in caste, so far as it means blood; such a thing as heredity there is, certainly. Now try to [understand] — why do you not mix your blood with the Negroes, the American Indians? Nature will not allow you. Nature does not allow you to mix your blood with them. There is the unconscious working that saves the race. That was the Aryan's caste. Mind you, I do not say that they are not equal to us. They must have the same privileges and advantages, and everything; but we know that if certain races mix up, they become degraded. With all the strict caste of the Aryan and non-Aryan, that wall was thrown down to a certain extent, and hordes of these outlandish races came in with all their queer superstitions and manners and customs. Think of this: not decency enough to wear clothes, eating carrion, etc. But behind him came his fetish, his human sacrifice, his superstition, his diabolism. He kept it behind, [he remained] decent for a few years. After that he brought all [these] things out in front. And that was degrading to the whole race. And then the blood mixed; [intermarriages] took place with all sorts of unmixable races. The race fell down. But, in the long run it proved good. If you mix up with Negroes and American Indians, surely this civilisation will fall down. But hundreds and hundreds years after, out of this mixture will come a gigantic race once more, stronger than ever; but, for the time being, you have to suffer. The Hindus believe — that is a peculiar belief, I think; and I do not know, I have nothing to say to the contrary, I have not found anything to the contrary — they believe there was only one civilised race: the Aryan. Until he gives his blood, no other race can be civilised. No teaching will do. The Aryan gives his blood to a race, and then it becomes civilised. Teaching alone will not do. He would be an example in your country: would you give your blood to the Negro race? Then he would get higher culture.
From the Vedic story of Satyakama Jabali to Mahadaji Shinde every page of our history shows that the ancient Ganges of our blood has come down from the altitudes of the sublime Vedic heights to the plains of our modern history fertilizing much, incorporating many a noble stream and purifying many a lost soul, increasing in volume and richness, defying the danger of being lost in bogs and sands and flows to-day refreshed and reinvigorated more than ever. All that the caste system has done is to regulate its noble bood on lines believed-and on the whole rightly believed-by our saintly and patriotic law-givers and kings to contribute most to fertilize and enrich all that was barren and poor, without famishing and debasing all that was flourishing and nobly endowed.
Hansraj the then Law MInister of Congress confirmed thath there was very intense presuure from DMK not to sack the Judge .
But bravelly HansRaj say he did not succumb to pressure .
If so the who assured Mr Mnamohan Singh not to worry and go ahead to USA he will handle the SC Judges not to sack the corrupt Judge ?? And SC Judges did not sack the Judge !