Saturday, April 9, 2011

Cricket or Country???

So yesterday was the peace rally and candle light march happening in support to Anna Hazare. The rally happened at Azad Maidan at around 4 in the afternoon but due to some confusion about the timings I missed Azad Maidan but I did go for the candle light march at Gateway Of India.
The atmosphere was electrifying everyone was in full spirit to support Anna Hazare. There were candles burning, people with placard, announcement with live news happening, people singing patriotic songs, and also slogans like "Mera neta chor hai" and "Anna Hazare aage badho.. Hum tumhare saath hai"
But what made me think was, the world around me was divided in two.. Yesterday it was also the first day on IPL. I was in constant touch with everyone on twitter, facebook, SMS. and I was shocked to realise that half the people were supporting Anna Hazare and were trying to do some change in the government, while others were just sitting back home without any worry and watching IPL and cursing how bad the opening ceremony was! I mean is this for real??? A man is fasting for the country we all live in for our better future for this countries better future to bring down the corrupt and we don't care a bit for that and sit home and watch IPL?? Don't these people really care even a bit for the country??
I understand cricket is a religion here in india and people are mad about it, but does that mean that they will even forget about the country's need?
Is cricket really more important than India?? The country we live in??
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Friday, April 8, 2011

Anna Hazare...

This is a mail I got right now. And I think it answers every question people have so posted it.

A Mahatma Announces Fast unto Death
Anna Hazare has given an ultimatum to the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan
Singh to enact a stringent anti-corruption law - the people's "Jan
Lokpal Bill"!
Jail to the corrupt a must! We have been betrayed by those that are leading us!
When & Where?
From 5th April at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi
Who is Anna Hazare?
A soldier, lone survivor in his unit in1965 Indo-Pak war, Anna
dedicated his life to the well-being of society. A bachelor, an
ascetic, he has no possessions, no bank balance and lives in a temple.
He is a living Mahatma Gandhi!
In Maharashtra, Anna has single handedly transformed barren and dry
regions into green and food surplus areas. He has fasted unto death on
several earlier occasions. He forced the Maharashtra government to
dismiss the corrupt - 6 ministers and 400 officers. Due to his fast,
the govt enacted the Maharashtra RTI Act. In 2006, when government of
India tried to amend the Central RTI Act, he again went on an
indefinite fast and forced the Indian government not to amend RTI Act.
Leaders, organizations and the common man from across India will be
with him. This is a do or die moment - let us make it happen!
Across India, join Swami Ramdev, Sri Sri Ravishankar, Swami Agnivesh,
Arch Bishop Vincent Concessao, Mahmood A Madani,Kiran Bedi, J M
Lyngdoh, Shanti Bhushan, Prashant Bhushan, Arvind Kejriwal, Mufti
Shamoom Qasmi, Mallika Sarabhai, Arun Bhatia, Sunita Godara, AllIndia
Bank Employees Federation, PAN IIT Alumni Association, Common Cause
and many other prominent organizations and leaders participatd as
India comes out on the streets! 100+ CITIES WILL RALLY BEHIND ANNA!
This is a defining moment for India that can give our children a
better future! Let us unite and standby him! Thousands will be there
to support him. Will you be there?
Anna's appeal to the people:
When I sit on fast from 5 April, I urge my fellow countrymen to join
me in fasting for one, two, three or whatever number of days you can
comfortably fast.
Along with fast, please pray to God (whoever you believe in) for
better and corruption free India. Collective prayers from all the
people of India would definitely have a huge impact.
Write an impassioned plea to our Prime Minister that we look upon him
to pass "Jan Lokpal Bill", else we will be compelled not to vote for
his party in next elections.
Remain calm and peaceful and develop the courage to go to jail, if
required, in this next freedom movement.
If possible, come and stay with Anna at Jantar Mantar for a few days
from April 5th.
Salient features of Jan Lokpal Bill
Drafted by Justice Santosh Hegde, Prashant Bhushan and Arvind
Kejriwal, this Bill has been refined on the basis of feedback received
from public on website and after series of public consultations. It
has also been vetted by and is supported by Shanti Bhushan, J M
Lyngdoh, Kiran Bedi, Anna Hazare etc. It was sent to the PM and all
CMs on 1st December. However, there is no response.
1. An institution called LOKPAL at the centre and LOKAYUKTA in each
state will be set up
2. Like Supreme Court and Election Commission, they will be completely
independent of the governments. No minister or bureaucrat will be able
to influence their investigations.
3. Cases against corrupt people will not linger on for years anymore:
Investigations in any case will have to be completed in one year.
Trial should be completed in next one year so that the corrupt
politician, officer or judge is sent to jail within two years.
4. The loss that a corrupt person caused to the government will be
recovered at the time of conviction.
5. How will it help a common citizen: If any work of any citizen is
not done in prescribed time in any government office, Lokpal will
impose financial penalty on guilty officers, which will be given as
compensation to the complainant.
6. So, you could approach Lokpal if your ration card or passport or
voter card is not being made or if police is not registering your case
or any other work is not being done in prescribed time. Lokpal will
have to get it done in a month's time. You could also report any case
of corruption to Lokpal, like ration being siphoned off, poor quality
roads been constructed or panchayat funds being siphoned off. Lokpal
will have to complete its investigations in a year, trial will be over
in next one year and the guilty will go to jail within two years.
7. But won't the government appoint corrupt and weak people as Lokpal
members? That won't be possible because its members will be selected
by judges, citizens and constitutional authorities and not by
politicians, through a completely transparent and participatory
8. What if some officer in Lokpal becomes corrupt? The entire
functioning of Lokpal/Lokayukta will be completely transparent. Any
complaint against any office of Lokpal shall be investigated and the
officer dismissed within two months.
9. What will happen to existing anti-corruption agencies? CVC,
departmental vigilance and anti-corruption branch of CBI will be
merged into Lokpal. Lokpal will have complete powers and machinery to
independently investigate and prosecute any officer, judge or
JAN LOKPAL BILL will act as deterrent and instil fear against corruption
(This movement is neither affiliated nor aligned to any political party)

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Friday, April 1, 2011

I Support Shiney Ahuja

A few months back Shiney Ahuja was convicted of a rape case. Of raping his house maid and a few days back he was sentenced for 7yrs of imprisonment. Is it really fair?? According to me Not.

Just because someone is famous enough to create new, law and goverment is using him to glorify themseleves. If this is the thing and if out goverment is so particular about all the rules and regulations then why was salman khan freed easily few years back?? He had killed a deer right?? Why is sanjay dutt free?? Wasn't he convicted to have underworld connections during the bomb blasts?? Why is kasab still alive?? If a rape case gets 7yrs of imprisonment isn't it obvious enough that kasab, a terrorist who killed 100s of innocent people gets death sentence??? Only because all these people had or have influential connections they are allowed to live their life in luxury. And luxury to also a terrorist. Kasab gets all kinds of luxury treatment in his So called Jail. And out media is freely highlighting it with pride. They should have done something against it not support it!!!

I only want to say a 7yrs punishment us too much. There must be millions of rape cases everyday does each and everyone of them is given 7yrs punishment??? If rule is the same for everyone then why the ones who have influential connections freed while those who can't help it and create news convicted?? It should be equal for everyone right??? Just because Shiney Ahuja gives news he is being targeted.

I am not saying to just leave him without any punishment, but what is given right now is too much!!!
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