The Annual 2012 showcases the crème de la crème of contributions of the year from leading poets, writers, photographers, civil & human rights activists, indigenous rights activists, artists and more all wrapped up in 434 pages!
The Maharashtra Government has done right by suspending senior police officers and the Bombay High Court by transferring a First Class Judicial Magistrate for the illegal arrest of two young girls who had posted a comment on Facebook on the shutdown of Bombay (Mumbai) on the aftermath of the death of the Hindu Right Wing Leader of the Shiv Sena. Please continue the good work of protecting the civil and human rights of citizens of the world’s largest democracy…
Kindly prosecute the Shiv Sena office bearer who lodged the malicious complaint against the two girls and those that vandalised the office of the uncle of one of the girls.
Nearly a week after two Palghar girls were arrested for an innocuous facebook post, the govt is suspending the superintendent of police (Thane rural) Ravindra Sengaonkar
MUMBAI: Nearly a week after two Palghar girlswere unnecessarily summoned to the police station and arrested for an innocuous Facebookpost, the government is suspending the superintendent of police (Thane rural) Ravindra Sengaonkar. In a separate development, the Bombay high court on Monday transferred Ramchandra Bagade, the first-class judicial magistrate at Palghar who had given the girls bail of Rs 15,000 each.
Government officials said Palghar senior police inspector Shrikant Pingle would also be suspended and additional superintendent of police (Thane rural) Sangram Nishandar would escape with a strong warning. The action against the cops comes after a sustained campaign in TOI against the arrests ofShaheen Dhada and Rinu Shrinivasan, both 21. Sources said this is the biggest action against high-ranking police officers in Maharashtra in the recent past.
The counsel for the Palghar girlsShaheen Dhada and Rinu Srinivasan has demanded that the police book the Shiv Sena office-bearer, who had filed a complaint against the duo over an innocuous internet post, exposing his malicious intention. Dhada and Srinivasan were arrested and later released on bail. Dhada had posted a comment over the complete shutdown in Mumbai in the aftermath of Bal Thackeray’s death while Srinivasan had shared the post on her page.
A hungry bear entered a village in South Kashmir, was chased away…it climbed a tree…people surrounded the tree… lit a rag tied to a stick and set the animal afire to the cheering of the assembled crowd…we call this insaanyat…humanity.
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” – Mahatma Gandhi
The 21st international conference on bears is opening in New Delhi on the 26th of November 2012 😦 http://indianbears.com/
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Guest Editorial by Anat Hoffman, Civil & Human Rights Activist
Letter to the Editor by Brother Budi Hernawan OFM on the prevailing situation in Papua and an appeal to the Government of Indonesia for Peace Talks
Terry McDonagh wellknown Irish Poet,writer and Playwright talks about his life and works
Eric Hobsbawm – Another Jewish Contrarian by Natalie Wood
Are Bengalis characteristically Left-inclined? A study Romit Bagchi
2012 – Another Year of Living Foolishly? – Mark Ulyseas
Photo Gallery – Cuba – Joo Peter
Remember and Resist – Randhir Khare
Generating Yourself! – Candess M Campbell
Peace Needs More Than Talk – Steven Beck
Guest Editorial by Jemma Purdey, Woman-Mother-Writer
One Dollar For Music Raoul Wijffels in an exclusive interview
Photo Gallery – Bali – Jill Gocher
Beering and fearing in Khajuraho – Harish Nambiar
Book Review: Jeffrey Winters’ Oligarchy – Marcus Mietzner
Dr. Navina Jafa, author of Performing Heritage: Art of Exhibit Walks in a Live Encounter
Fadedgenes – Excerpt One From a work in progress book by Mark Ulyseas
Pastel ab Hmas – Richard Ganulin
I Hate Deadlines – Arjun Bagga
Art in Food – Enrico Wahl’s Food Art with photography by Mark Ulyseas
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British Islamists to issue fatwa against Malala Yousafzai
A new British-based Islamist group plans to meet in Islamabad to issue a religious decree against a Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban, accusing her of supporting “occupying” US forces.
Anjem Choudary, a prominent radical cleric in Britain, said the fatwa could be issued on November 30 at Lal Masjid, one of Pakistan’s most notorious mosques, where a 2007 army raid crushed a Taliban-style movement controlling the compound.
Neither Baraa nor Choudary would say what punishment Yousufzai might face if the group found her guilty of violating Islam.
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If this occurred in any Third World country the self righteous Christians would be fighting to outdo one another on how backward these countries are…this makes me sick!
Prime Minister Enda Kenny said he was awaiting findings from three investigations into the death of Savita Halappanavar, an Indian living in Galway since 2008 who was 17 weeks along in her pregnancy. The 31-year-old’s case highlights the bizarre legal limbo in which pregnant women facing severe health problems in predominantly Catholic Ireland can find themselves.
Ireland’s constitution officially bans abortion, but a 1992 Supreme Court ruling found it should be legalized for situations when the woman’s life is at risk from continuing the pregnancy. Five governments since have refused to pass a law resolving the confusion, leaving Irish hospitals reluctant to terminate pregnancies except in the most obviously life-threatening circumstances. BUT THEY DIDN’T IN SAVITA’S CASE! Murderers!