Friday, May 28, 2010
MAOIST RAILWAY MINISTER MAMATA BANERJEE PLAYING FRAUD WITH THE NATION OVER THE SABOTAGE IN GYANESHWARI EXPRESS ON 28-05-2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
On May 3, members of parliaments from several political parties, including the BSP, CPI(M), CPI, AGP, SP, FB and RSP, wrote a letter to the prime minister in support of the decision to suspend work on the project of Maheshwar Hydel Power Corporation Limited till relief and rehabilitation (R&R) entitlements are completed.
It will be recalled that the ministry of environment and forests has issued a suspension order which was opposed by the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh. Text of the letter to the prime minister is given below.
WE welcome the decision taken by the ministry of environment and forests (MoEF), under the provisions of the Environment (Protection) Act 1986, suspending the work on the Maheshwar project till the rehabilitation and resettlement of the oustees/affected persons is brought up to the pace of dam construction as per the terms of the clearance and till the extent of submergence is known. This intervention to ensure prior rehabilitation of the oustees/affected persons will go a long way to constructively address the issue of displacement in development projects.
We are shocked to learn that the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, instead of welcoming this opportunity to complete the rehabilitation and resettlement of the oustees/affected persons, has written to you asking you to revoke the order of the MoEF.
The situation of rehabilitation and resettlement of the oustees/affected persons has assumed dire proportions and all concerned agencies admit as much. Even the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, in November 2009, had admitted that only three per cent of the oustees/affected persons have been provided house plots and other R&R entitlements. The Shri Maheshwar Hydel Power Corporation Limited (fully owned by the S Kumar’s Group) which owns the project, in its reply dated March 9, 2010 in response to the MoEF’s show cause notice, had revealed that while no agricultural land has been given to any oustee/affected person, only 14 per cent had received house plots and a mere three per cent had received other R&R entitlements. Allotment of a minimum of two hectares of agricultural land was also required by the conditions of the environmental clearance. However, the project authorities by their own admission are yet to even identify agricultural land for the oustees/affected persons. Of the 61 villages whose lands are involved (of these, 22 are those where homesteads will also be submerged), only one has been rehabilitated.
The present situation is that the construction work of the Maheshwar dam is over 80 per cent complete, in clear violation of condition 3(x) of the statutory environmental clearance to the project that required R&R at the same pace as dam construction. Despite this, the MoEF has not used its existing powers to permanently stop the project or revoke the clearance under the Environment Protection Act 1986 but only suspended work till R&R catches up with construction. In these circumstances, we urge you not to take any decision to revoke the Order of the MoEF dated April 23, 2010.
The signatories to the letter were Brajesh Pathak (BSP), Abani Roy (RSP), Barun Mukherjee (FB), Birendra Prashad Vaishya (AGP), Kamal Akhtar (SP), Vir Pal (SP), D Raja (CPI) and Brinda Karat of the CPI(M).
Source: People’s Democracy dated 23-05-2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
COMRADES, citizens, brothers and sisters, men of our Army and Navy! My words are addressed to you, dear friends!
The perfidious military attack by Hitlerite Germany on our Fatherland begun on June 22 is continuing. In spite of the heroic resistance of the Red Army, and although the enemy's finest divisions and finest air force units have already been smashed and have met their doom on the field of battle, the enemy continues to push forward, hurling fresh forces to the front. Hitler's troops have succeeded in capturing Lithuania, a considerable part of Latvia, the western part of Byelorussia and part of Western Ukraine. The fascist aircraft are extending the range of their operations, bombing Murmansk, Orsha, Moghilev, Smolensk, Kiev, Odessa, Sevastopol. Grave danger overhangs our country.
How could it have happened that our glorious Red Army surrendered a number of our cities and districts to the fascist armies? Is it really true that the German fascist troops are invincible, as the braggart fascist propagandists are ceaselessly blaring forth?
Of course not! History shows that there are no invincible armies and never have been. Napoleon's army was considered invincible, but it was beaten successively by the armies of Russia, England and Germany. Kaiser Wilhelm's German army in the period of the first imperialist war was also considered invincible, but it was beaten several times by Russian and Anglo-French troops, and was finally smashed by the Anglo-French forces. The same must be said of Hitler's German fascist army of today. This army had not yet met with serious resistance on the continent of Europe. Only on our territory has it met with serious resistance. And if as a result of this resistance the finest divisions of Hitler's German fascist army have been defeated by our Red Army, this means that it too can be smashed and will be smashed, as were the armies of Napoleon and Wilhelm.
As to part of our territory having nevertheless been seized by the German fascist troops, this is chiefly due to the fact that the war of fascist Germany against the USSR began under conditions that were favourable for the German forces and unfavourable for the Soviet forces. The fact of the matter is that the troops of Germany, a country at war, were already fully mobilised, and the 170 divisions brought up to the Soviet frontiers and hurled by Germany against the USSR were in a state of complete readiness, only awaiting the signal to move into action, whereas the Soviet troops had still to effect mobilisation and move up to the frontiers. Of no little importance in this respect was the fact that fascist Germany suddenly and treacherously violated the non-aggression pact which she had concluded in 1939 with the USSR, regardless of the circumstance that she would be regarded as the aggressor by the whole world. Naturally, our peace-loving country, not wishing to take the initiative in breaking the pact, could not resort to perfidy.
It may be asked: How could the Soviet government have consented to conclude a non-aggression pact with such perfidious people, such fiends as Hitler and Ribbentrop? Was this not an error on the part of the Soviet government? Of course not! Non-aggression pacts are pacts of peace between two states. It was such a pact that Germany proposed to us in 1939. Could the Soviet government have declined such a proposal? I think that not a single peace-loving state could decline a peace treaty with a neighbouring state even though the latter were headed by such monsters and cannibals as Hitler and Ribbentrop. But that, of course, only on the one indispensable condition --- that this peace treaty did not jeopardise, either directly or indirectly, the territorial integrity, independence and honour of the peace-loving state. As is well known, the non-aggression pact between Germany and the USSR was precisely such a pact.
What did we gain by concluding the non-aggression pact with Germany? We secured our country peace for a year and a half and the opportunity of preparing our forces to repulse fascist Germany should she risk an attack on our country despite the pact. This was a definite advantage for us and a disadvantage for fascist Germany.
What has fascist Germany gained and what has she lost by perfidiously tearing up the pact and attacking the USSR? She has gained a certain advantageous position for her troops for a short period of time, but she has lost politically by exposing herself in the eyes of the entire world as a bloodthirsty aggressor. There can be no doubt that this short-lived military gain for Germany is only an episode, while the tremendous political gain of the USSR is a weighty and lasting factor that is bound to forth the basis for the development of outstanding military successes of the Red Army in the war with fascist Germany.
That is why… all the peoples of our country, all the finest men and women of Europe, America and Asia, and, finally, all the finest men and women of Germany denounce the treacherous acts of the German fascists, sympathise with the Soviet government, approve its conduct, and see that ours is a just cause, that the enemy will be defeated, and that we are bound to win.
In consequence of this war which has been forced upon us, our country has come to death grips with its bitterest and most cunning enemy --- German fascism. Our troops are fighting heroically against an enemy armed to the teeth with tanks and aircraft….. The soldiers of the Red Army are displaying unparalleled valour. Our resistance to the enemy is growing in strength and power. Side by side with the Red Army, the entire Soviet people is rising in defence of our native land.
What is required to put an end to the danger imperilling our country and what measures must be taken to smash the enemy?
Above all it is essential that our people, the Soviet people, should appreciate the full immensity of the danger that threatens our country and give up all complacency, casualness and the mentality of peaceful constructive work that was so natural before the war, but which is fatal to-day, when war has radically changed the whole situation. The enemy is cruel and implacable. He is out to seize our lands watered by the sweat of our brows, to seize our grain and oil secured by the labour of our hands….
All our work must be immediately reorganised on a war footing, everything must be subordinated to the interests of the front and the task of organising the destruction of the enemy…..
We must strengthen the Red Army's rear, subordinating all our work to this end; all our industries must be got to work with greater intensity, to produce more rifles, machineguns, guns, cartridges, shells, planes; we must organise the guarding of factories, power stations, telephonic and telegraphic communications, and arrange effective air-raid protection in all localities.
We must wage a ruthless fight against all disorganisers of the rear, deserters, panic-mongers and rumour-mongers….We must bear in mind that the enemy is crafty, unscrupulous, experienced in deception and the dissemination of false rumours….
In case of a forced retreat of Red Army units, all rolling stock must be evacuated, the enemy must not be left a single engine, a single railway car, not a single pound of grain or gallon of fuel. The collective farmers must drive off all their cattle and turn over their grain to the safe keeping of the state authorities for transportation to the rear. All valuable property, including non-ferrous metals, grain and fuel that cannot be withdrawn must be destroyed without fail.
In areas occupied by the enemy, guerrilla units, mounted and on foot, must be formed; sabotage groups must be organised to combat enemy units, to foment guerrilla warfare everywhere, blow up bridges and roads, damage telephone and telegraph lines, set fire to forests, stores and transports. In occupied regions conditions must be made unbearable for the enemy and all his accomplices. They must be hounded and annihilated at every step, and all their measures frustrated.
The war with fascist Germany cannot be considered an ordinary war. It is not only a war between two armies; it is also a great war of the entire Soviet people against the German fascist armies. The aim of this national patriotic war in defence of our country against the fascist oppressors is not only to eliminate the danger hanging over our country, but also to aid all the European peoples groaning under the yoke of German fascism. In this war of liberation we shall not be alone. In this great war, we shall have true allies in the peoples of Europe and America, including the German people which is enslaved by the Hitlerite misrulers. Our war for the freedom of our country will merge with the struggle of the peoples of Europe and America for their independence, for democratic liberties. It will be a united front of the peoples standing for freedom and against enslavement and threats of enslavement by Hitler's fascist armies….
Comrades, our forces are numberless. The overweening enemy will soon learn this to his cost. Side by side with the Red Army many thousands of workers, collective farmers and intellectuals are rising to fight the enemy aggressor. The masses of our people will rise up in their millions. The working people of Moscow and Leningrad have already begun to form huge People's Guards in support of the Red Army. Such People's Guards must be raised in every city which is in danger of enemy invasion; all the working people must be roused to defend with their lives their freedom, their honour and their country in this patriotic war against German fascism…..
All our forces for the support of our heroic Red Army and our glorious Red Navy!
All the forces of the people for the destruction of the enemy!
Forward to victory!
Courtesy: People’s Democracy dated 09-05-2010 (www.pd.cpim.org)
Friday, May 7, 2010
WIFE AND DAUGHTER BESIDE THE DEAD-BODY OF HARIPADA SINGHA ON BASANTPUR ROAD IN DAHIJURI VILLAGE OF JHARGRAM, WEST BENGAL ON 05-05-2010. HARIPADA SINGHA WAS BRUTALLY MURDERED BY THE PERVERTED AND INSANE MAOIST COMRADES OF ARUNDHATI ROY, MAHASWETA DEVI, MEDHA PATKAR, “PEOPLE’S UNION FOR CIVIL LIBERTIES” (PUCL), “PEOPLE’S UNION FOR DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS”(PUDR), ASSOCIATION FOR PROTECTION OF DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS (APDR) AND OTHER SO-CALLED INTELLECTUALS AND HUMAN RIGHT ORGANISATIONS AND CORPORATE MEDIA