Choice of remedy is not easy in law.

Remedy of Criminal Defamation:

#MeToo campaign had started in India a few years ago, after similar incidents were reported in Hollywood about Harvey Weinstein. Then Minister MJ Akbar was accused of sexual harassment by a journalist. Minister sued the journalist for criminal defamation and after trial lost.

The criminal complaint was doomed from the beginning. There are two reasons and both are legal reasons. First is the nature of proof. To prove a criminal complaint the evidence must be of such quality so as to prove beyond reasonable doubt that accused is guilty.

Second is that the an accused has a very light burden to prove. As following extract will explain, the accused can deny the allegation on oath and unless her ‘truthful character’ is impeached this evidence is enough to disprove.

It was a case of one testimony against another duly corroborated by the presence of Akbar at the place and time. Unless the complainant could deny the place and his presence at the given time, this complaint was non-starter.

Continue reading

Why the number of corona cases are more in West than in Asia?

Cause of lower corona infection in Asia:

SARS-CoV-2 was first reported from China. Within three months, it evolved to 10 additional subtypes. Two evolved subtypes (A2 and A2a) carry a non-synonymous Spike protein mutation (D614G).

A new study:

A phylodynamic analysis of over 70,000 SARS-CoV-2 coronaviruses worldwide, sequenced until July2020, and found that the mutant sub-type (614G) out competed the pre-existing type (614D), significantly faster in Europe and North-America than in East Asia. A study has concluded that:

Continue reading

Why Government is not crushing the so called farmer agitation?

An interesting fact it when these farm laws were being debated in Parliament, none of those supporting it’s repeal raised a voice in Parliament. None. But agitation is never about reason or logic. It is a show of strength of numbers.

Experience from history:

A similar rather much more powerful agitation took place in 1998 with a crowd of hundred thousand farmers from West Uttar Pradesh and it was ended on 12 January after a shoot out killing 27 people. The political parties supporting today’s agitation were in power back than. Similarly an anti corruption agitation was ended by rounding up people in the middle of night in 2013.

The point is that if the Government want’s it can end this facade in the name of democracy any time. We also know that this agitation is heavily funded by abroad details of which are given here.

Continue reading

The Farmer agitation is funded from abroad

Times Now had reported this, a day before yesterday but interestingly it has removed the page reporting this news:

“The agitation by farmers has been infiltrated by pro-Khalistan elements. According to intelligence reports, the ISI, the Pakistani military intelligence agency, has given Rs 5 crore to the German chapter of the Babbar Khalsa International to pass on to cause trouble. The money was handed over to Babbar Khalsa chief Wadhwawa Singh and KCF chief Paramjit Singh Panjwar. 
It isn’t just the ISI. Santokh Singh Lalli and Swaranjit Singh Gotra, both in Italy, and both pro-Khalistani, have raised 200,000 British pounds. Joginder Singh Bassi in Canada has raised and forwarded about Rs 3 crore.
In Britain, the British Organisation of Sikh Students, Kulwant Singh Dhesi, the President of the British Sikh Council and Tarsem Singh Deol, the general secretary of the British Sikh Council, have raised funds. They, sources said, have links with the Khalistan Tiger Force and Sikhs for Justice (SFJ). 
So, the money is coming from Britain, the United States, Germany, Italy, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. It is coming through hawala, cash couriers, MTSS platforms like Western Union and crowdfunding. It is sometimes going through the Sikh radical units and it is to provide logistic support. 
The SFJ, based in the United States,  has, of course, been very vocal. They have offered $250,000 to people for raising the Khalistan flag at the India Gate. And $1,000 for raising the Khalistan flag at the Singhu border. For people writing slogans opposing the farmer laws, there are large sums. Rs 10,000 has been offered for each trolley reaching the Singhu border. Any damage to a tractor or trolley will be handsomely compensated.
Online platforms have also been used to raise funds, sources said. There have been 34 fundraising campaigns on gofundme.com and they, collectively, have raised Rs 2.4 crore. There have been 13 Facebook campaigns and Rs 52 lakh raised. Otherwise, money is coming through, violating the FCRA regulations.”

This is on expected lines. We knew that these protesters are here on payment. But that is not the question. The question is why Times Now removed this news from it’s web site after it announced on live TV and pasted it there.

The above extract is present at irdw.org at present and may disappear hence it is pasted above.

Abhimanyu had to die!!

Republic day:

Yesterday was 71st Republic Day of India. On 26th January 1950, India adopted a constitution which converted entire (almost) civilization of Indian continent into one country. It was the first civilizational nation with multiple cultures and languages.

Developments from last two months, had made it clear that yesterday was destined for anarchy. And it happened. One person (protester) died due to freak accident involving rash driving of tractor. The intention to provoke the police to open fire so that vast number of deaths may be shown as proof of fascist Government of India.

At the cost of injury to 300 police personnel, the situation was diffused. Today is the day of reckoning. Two protester groups have already disassociated with the protests and dissipation of protesters has started. Question is could it be avoided? After all if I knew it and was waiting with baited breath to write about it, everyone knew about it. Could anything be done about it?

Where is rule of law?

Continue reading