NEW DELHI: Italy’s refusal to send back the two marines to stand trial in the case of the murder of two Indian fishermen seems to have blown up into a full diplomatic battle, with the Indian government considering the expulsion of the Italian ambassador Daniele Mancini.
According to a CNN IBN report, the final decision to ask the ambassador to leave might be taken within a week.
The government is faced with more than just a diplomatic and legal impasse over the marines: Italy’s unexpected about-turn has also unleashed a political storm that could well get looped into larger controversies.(1)
The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has demanded the government to spell out the steps that would be taken to bring back the Italian marines in the country. Isn’t it amazing, that practically everyday Indian soldiers are at war front with Pakistan and almost every month there are at least 10 Indian soldiers killed in the cross border firing or incursions. Not to forget the bomb blasts of other terror attacks carried out within Indian territory by Pakistan, which kills the Indian civilian population. I don’t think Indian authorities take the same stance on those outstanding killings meted out by Pakistan on India. In that case India should expel the Pakistan envoy forever. So many fishermen have been killed by Pakistani coast guard sometimes within the Indian territorial waters and the same goes in the territorial waters bordering Sri Lanka where 100s of Indian fishermen have been killed or taken prisoners.
Its a shame that even the opposition in the Parliament is being part of this dirty political game in India. So many important issues lie unattended in India. So many promises done by the government have yet to get fulfilled. Corruption, poverty, malnutrition, power cuts, load shedding, shortage of clean drinking water, hike in fuel rates, high inflation, crime, etc etc etc. these issues have neglected by the government of India since gaining Independence from British. By having McDonald or KFC or the Malls around , doesn’t make India a developed nation. India is far from being even a glimpse of a developed nation. The government always tries new ways to establish a path to divert the attention of the people and that way people will not focus on the important issues.
(1) Source from Yahoo news
When we are at our peak of success or gaining success on the ladder of success, we seldom have real friends around us. Many people shall become our friends with a mask of prejudice and we blindly believe them and these people win our trust. However, businessperson, professionals, employees, artists and others should know that when to keep distance with new friends while on the road to success.
Jealousy is the first reason that these new friends will try to ruin everything for us behind our back. It’s always better to guard our tongue and not to divulge much professional or personal information with these new friends. They will do everything to get to know us, by initially revealing their own personal matters, so that in return we might also share our piece of personal information. Its better that we always keep our personal and professional information discreet from them.
Jealousy as per me is a very special form of emotional anxiety, which occurs due to lack of security and mostly would combine components of anger and fear resulting to hatred. I would not exclude envy as a part of jealousy these are like the branches of the same tree when it comes to have grudge about someone else more powerful, successful and happy than oneself.
Many successful people have a natural defense in keeping themselves discreet and at distance than others and therefore, most are always focused on their on career path and don’t get distracted with affairs and scandals created by the jealous people around. Apparently, some people on the successful path develop new friends and develop new problems. It only requires one mistake to ruin ones success path and get back to square one.
I asked one of the successful businessman in India, “What was his key to success and maintaining it, in this competitive world?”. He replied to me ” I don’t meet new people and don’t make friends with them, my relation is purely professional with them and point to point, I don’t discuss religion, politics, or any other common topics of discussion, I keep my discussions short, sweet, with smiles and try to conclude it as soon as possible”.
I met with this same person after 5 years in India and he was more successful and had wider smile on his face as compared to first time I saw him. I asked him again the same question. “What makes you maintain your success and climb higher ? ” and he replied to me ” I don’t make new friends, only new business associates and don’t discuss anything which is off topic and never divulge my personal information with them, my associates know that I am short on time when I meet them so they try to quickly make their point and get things done as they don’t want to miss the deals with me. My family members are my best friends, I give lots of time to my wife, mother, children and not to TV or internet.”
I thought that this businessman makes real sense and we should be short and sweet in our talks, especially when we are at the peak or on our success ladder. The haters would just want to know our weak points or try to do everything to annoy us and make an error. Therefore, why not guard ourselves and be above all like the eagle in the sky.
I am not going to write the details about the Delhi gang rape incident of December 2012 as most people around the world know by now through different media channels and internet. What amazes me is the reaction of public in India and statements made by several politicians and known figures about the rape incident. If someone has to be blamed for all this than its the Indian public who elect uneducated and criminal people to power. I am personal witness that women are not safe in Delhi, in schools, at work, while traveling around or even in the market while they go around for grocery shopping. Men will always try to pass vulgar comments at women passing by or atleast try to stare them in such manner that they are almost doing a kamasutra or as if they are seeing the woman through and through like an x-ray glasses. Its a common affair for women to get molested around in Delhi and if the lady raises an alarm even in a public place there will be no one who will come to her rescue.
Last March I had some family friends from Europe touring India and especially their initial stay was in Delhi. They were astonished by men stare at my European friends wife and his 9-year-old daughter. My friend’s wife and his 9 year old daughter had tough time in Delhi and men everywhere were trying to get as close as possible and touch them. However, my friend cut short his trip to Delhi and visited other safe places in India on my advice. Its not that women everywhere in India are treated the same way as Delhi.
Delhi has a large number of population which comes from the nearby states of Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Chattisgarh and Bihar. I call these states “Darkness”, just like the author of the novel “The White Tiger”, Mr. Aravind Adiga calls such areas of India as darkness. The people in these states are living still somewhere in 2nd century B.C. and believe strongly in caste system and treating their women folk as animals. When people from these states arrive in Delhi, I mean to say when people from darkness come to Delhi they are unable to leave the darkness behind and adapt to a city life, but they will throng to live with the darkness and spread the evil in the city.
Unfortunately, most of the Indian politicians come from darkness, no culture, no education, no morals, no values and filled will evil ambitions.
Indian public, elections after elections go on voting for politicians from darkness and bear the consequences for the same.
I doubt that rapes will ever decrease in India or majority rapists will be punished in India. I doubt that even the Delhi gang rape accused will get some crooked lawyer to defend them in court and eventually twist the entire case and probably some accused might get free or minimum sentence or within a year or two will be released from the jail bribing the authorities when the media and Indian public will forget about the incident.
Politicians still issue senseless statements defending the rape case and have gone to an extent of even blaming the woman for the rape. The worst statement was by the so called God man named “Asaram”, if this is the spiritual leader of most people in India and if they still follow him, then you be the best judge what kind of people are following such idiotic spiritual leader.
There is no chance for real democracy in India unless the darkness is removed from the Indian people’s heart, mind & soul. Rapes, corruption & crime will continue in India and woman will always be unsafe and treated less than animals in India.
The news of the Indian soldier’s being brutally killed by Pakistani soldiers has made headlines and taken the attention away of public from the Delhi rape case. However, these two incidents might be different in nature, but they are still having the same national interest by common Indian and least interest by the Indian government, other than trying to reprimand Pakistani envoy with diplomatic verbs over the coffee meeting. The Indian government knows well that the Indian common person will talk about it at tea stalls, in trains, buses, at the street corners or at work and then they all get busy with their monotonous life until another incident attracts gossip interest. These incidents have become like live soap operas for Indian mass.
Some Indians say that they are proud for the death of the soldiers and they will always remain alive in their heart. This is a typical statement by Indian who will express their sympathy and go on with their daily routine lifestyle. The common Indian person cannot get entangled into a revolutionary mindset because he/she is too busy trying to meet ends and more ever most Indians are facing the moral bankruptcy syndrome. The incident of Delhi rape case saw the outrage of people being transformed into a street battle with the Delhi police, people demanded action, people demanded stringent laws to punish rapist in future, people demanded many things, but in an unorganised manner and during the protest one policeman died. However, the cause of the policeman’s death is still being debated and obscure, but what bothers me most is the level of interest shown by our government towards death of the Delhi policeman and the two soldiers brutally killed at the LOC. There was not even a single high level politician or government for the funeral of the two soldiers, but for the funeral of the police man the Delhi Police Commissioner and the Ministry did every possible way to make the dead police man look like a martyr and offer state funeral.
Surprisingly there was no protest against the governments inaction anywhere in India as compared to the Delhi rape case. Amazingly Times now news channel came up with awaking prime time live debates. I like the prime time live debates on Times now. It’s very entertaining for people who do not want to watch the Ektaa Kapoor soap opera’s. The Times now telecast of live debate about this issue was great and it raised my adrenaline and I felt like revolutionary while I was having my dinner watching this live broadcast. I Finished my dinner, washed my hands, the live broadcast of the Times now debate was over and I was switched off the TV. Later checked my facebook updates and eventually went to bed. I guess this is what happens to many aspiring revolutionary Indians and they all pass to bed, trying to forecast the activities of the next day and how to organise oneself. The level of animosity by Indians towards Pakistani has increased all of a sudden after the bitter loss in cricket by Indian team against the touring Pakistan team. Before Pakistan was enemy and now its become worst enemy. I am not sure what Indians feel about China now.
Even the supreme commander of Indian armed forces Mr.President has not reacted strongly to Pakistan. However, the politicians are pre-occupied with their political agenda. This incident will not cause a national outrage nor it will create protest spark among people. I presume Indian government will, as usual condemn the horrible killings of Indian soldiers and demand a reply from the Pakistani foreign ministry and in response the Pakistani foreign Minister will look into the matter, revert back, feeling sorry for the loss of life of Indian soldiers and eventually issue a statement that it was not the Pakistani soldiers who crossed the LOC but it was the Indian soldiers and in defense the Pakistani soldiers had to retaliate as a pre-emptive measure or even possibly deny that it was Pakistani soldiers who killed the Indian soldiers but this was all conspiracy theory from the Indian side. There will not be any action from Indian government whatsoever, you can count my words and hold me responsible or even hang me for that. I am sure because, when there were terror strikes in Mumbai in 2008 ( inside the Indian territory ) by the Pakistani trained soldiers or terrorist as Indians may call them. There was no action by the Indian government then, so how could we expect action when only two soldiers have died.
Where whole nation is demanding the death punishment to rapists, the Ex-President and first women president of India Pratibha Patil has pardoned five rapists in her tenure. In cases where the rapists have murdered their victims, only one convict has been hanged in the last eight years. Since Dhananjoy Chatterjee of West Bengal was hanged in 2004, 25 killer-rapists sentenced to death have obtained the President’s pardon. Dhananjoy had raped and murdered Hetal Parekh, 14, in 1990 was hanged on August 14, 2004.
No President in India’s history has used the power to pardon death-row inmates as extensively as President Patil. She has granted a record of 30 pardons in the last 28 months, over 90 per cent of India’s total death sentences pardoned ever. But 22 of those relate to brutal multiple murders and gruesome crimes on children, the worst of what human beings can do to one another.
Among those pardoned, Moloi Ram and Santosh Yadav of Madhya Pradesh had been on death row since 1999 after the Supreme Court confirmed their death sentence for raping and murdering the young daughter of an official of the jail where one of them worked as a guard and where the other was serving a term. Twice – in May 2001 and May 2005 – the home ministry recommended to the President that their mercy petition be rejected. On February 4, 2011, then President Pratibha Patil accepted the mercy petition and turned the death sentences into life terms without parole.
Also spared was Bandu Baburao Tideke, a self-syled swami, who had abducted a 16-year-old schoolgirl and raped and murdered her. Uttar Pradesh’s Bantu was on death row since July 2008, having been convicted of raping and killing a five-year-old girl. On June 2 this year, the President accepted his mercy petition. Another UP resident, Satish, who was convicted of the 2001 rape and murder of a six-year-old, was given the presidential pardon under Article 72.
In June 2010, the nation reacted with visceral revulsion when Dharmender Singh and Narendra Yadav of Uttar Pradesh were pardoned. In 1994, they had wiped out a family of five, including a 15-year-old girl. Narendra had tried to rape her a few days before, failing which he conspired with Dharmender to teach the family a lesson: Three people were beheaded while a 10-year-old boy was tossed alive into the fire.
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