Sunday, March 28, 2010

Congress Allergy towards Amitabh Bachan

One is really bewildered to find the extent of degeneration in our political organisations these days. There is no room for decency or etiquette left and the only yardstick is to condemn and criticise the opponents or those who try even a courtesy handshake with the opposing political leader. The recent reactions of Congress Party leaders towards Amitabh Bachan is a classic example of their childish Behaviour. That the Chief Minister of Maharashtra was snubbed by the Congress leadership for sharing the stage with him has not brought any laurels to the party but has in fact lowered its image and respect in public mind. The real reason for this being cold personal relations between the Gandhi family and Amitabh. All other reasons being advanced in defence are fictitious. Is it a democratic party or dictatorial organisation where all the members are to follow the personal likes and dislikes of the head of the party? Even the most dictatorial regimes in the world do not go that extent.

2. Amitabh Bachan is a living icon of Indian Entertainment industry who has become immortal in his life time by virtue of his achievements like Lata Mangeshkar and few others. He is not only Brand Ambassador of Gujarat but the entire country. In fact he is equally popular and respected in other parts of the Globe where people even do not understand our language. He, therefore, deserves utmost respect and honour even more than the seasonal politicians who have neither the calibre nor the stature to equal him. Amitabh has no political ambitions and poses no political threat to the Congress Party. As such, they should act responsibly and with maturity.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Equality before Law

The conduct of Narendra Modi the first Chief Minister to have appeared before the Special Investigation Team appointed by the Supreme Court to investigate the communal riots in Gujarat in the year 2002, has raised his respect and stature in the minds of people. True to his words, he s proved that no one is above the law. The way he maintained his grace, dignity and poise in answering the long list of questions posed to him is praise worthy.

2. In contrast, those accused of more heinous crimes of 1984 in which more than three thousand innocent Sikhs were butchered in cold blood and burnt alive in Delhi and elsewhere are making mockery of the justice apparently with political support. The people are therefore, right when they view the interrogation of Narendra Modi as a political vendetta directed against the opponents of the ruling regime . If law and justice is equitably applicable to all citizens then the culprits of 1984 riots particularly the then Home Minister and other accused political leaders need to be subjected to detailed investigations and judicial scrutiny. But unfortunately that is not being done and thus losing people's faith in equality before law.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Need for Review of Indo-U.S. Bilateral Relations

That Pakistani-American LeT operative,David Coleman Headley the mastermind of brutal 26/11 Mumbai massacre will plead guilty to the charges framed against him by American authorities in order to get lighter punishment was a forgone conclusion known to every one in this country. This has exposed and confirmed the duplicity and insensitivity of the American authorities towards India. A man accused of massacre of more than two hundred innocent lives has been allowed to barter his nefarious crimes against humanity deserves strongest condemnation against the US regime and a re-assessment of future Indo-US relations.

2. Headley was a CIA agent engaged in drug smuggling activities who double crossed to Pak terror groups sponsored by Pak authorities. His numerous visits to Pakistan, Dubai and India could not have escaped CIA notice.CIA was also aware of the Mumbai attack plans and did not inform the Indian authorities. Even after he was nabbed by CIA authorities, they refused to allow Indian Investigators to interrogate him. Imagine a situation where an accused having committed crimes in America and India is caught and prosecuted in India and American Investigators are refused to interrogate him. The arrogant and unethical attitude of U.S. regime has not only antagonized and angered the common man in India but also generated a strong public demand for a review of bilateral relations. U.S.A should realize that it is facing similar reactions in Afghanistan and Pakistan due to its selfish policies.It seems they have forgotten the lessons learnt in Vietnam War. Barack Hussain Obama seems to be bent upon tarnishing the image of America world wide.