Know : Irom Sharmila – The world’s longest hunger striker

This solitary hunger striker is about to cross 15 years without food!

Irom Sharmila

Iron Lady of Manipur” – Irom Sharmila (born 14 March 1972) is a civil rights activist, political activist, and poet from the Indian state of Manipur. On 2 November 2000, she began a hunger strike which is still ongoing.

On 2 November 2000, in Malom, a town in the Imphal Valley of Manipur, ten civilians were shot and killed while waiting at a bus stop. The incident, known as the “Malom Massacre”, was allegedly committed by the Assam Rifles, one of the Indian Paramilitary forces operating in the state.The victims included Leisangbam Ibetombi, a 62-year old woman, and 18-year old Sinam Chandramani, a 1988 National Bravery Award winner.

Sharmila, who was 28 at the time, began to fast in protest of the killing, taking neither food nor water. As her brother Irom Singhajit Singh recalled, “It was a Thursday. Sharmila used to fast on Thursdays since she was a child. That day she was fasting too. She has just continued with her fast.”

She has not met her mother since the start of the fast as seeing her mother’s anguish may break her resolve. She said “The day AFSPA is repealed I will eat rice from my mother’s hand.

The Manipur High Court has ordered Rs. 5 lakh compensation for each of the families of 10 people killed by the Assam Rifles in November 2000, in what was later alleged to be a fake encounter. But for the families of those who were killed 14 years ago, compensation is just the first step towards justice.

Three days after she began her strike, she was arrested by the police and charged with an “attempt to commit suicide”, which was unlawful under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at that time, and was later transferred to judicial custody. However, Amnesty International and the World Medical Association both dispute that a hunger strike is equivalent to suicide as hunger strikers “generally hope and intend to survive”. Her health deteriorated rapidly, and nasogastric intubation was forced on her in order to keep her alive while under arrest.

And her hunger strike continues still…

The following documentary by IBN talks about her life and the politics around her.

The sad thing it is 15 years now. Will the Indian government answer her? This is the land of Mahatma Gandhi who remarkably contributed towards the Indian Freedom via non-violence! Will the government consider her request? What is their answer to her?

You can buy her book Fragrance of Peace here at Amazon


Courtesy & Credits : IBM via Youtube, Wikipedia and Sakthivel

The Case of Kawasi Himde : Why should we educate our children about her case?

Kawasi Himde

Kawasi Himde is no celebrity or someone from a cosmopolitan city, she is a tribal woman. A few good media tried to cover her news still. Kudos to the ones who are holding the mic behind the screen to bring her story out. The rest of the NEWS media was busy in covering the IPL and Cinema gossips it seems. They may be right, audiences will show interest to watch a Salman Khan case that will help their TRP, which Kawasi cannot do.

She was acquitted after 7 years of imprisonment when a Dantewada (Chhattisgarh, India) court found her not guilty. Our judiciary system took JUST 7 years to find someone is innocent. At the age of 17, in 2008, Kawasi Himde was arrested for “being involved in the killing of 23 policemen”.

How our judiciary system is going to compensate everything she had lost? There are only loopholes but no law for this!

The real story is horrible even in our dreams. Colours of the Cage A blog covered her story exclusively in an attempt to expose the truth and to get her justice.

In January 2008 just after harvest, as in previous years, a fair was organised in Ramram, the nearby village. Kawasi accompanied her aunt and her other cousin sisters to the fair and to buy ribbons and choodis. There she joined a group of other tribals who were dancing and singing. Having danced vigorously, she soon became thirsty and approached the nearby hand-pump for water. But as soon as she held the pump, someone very forcefully grabbed her. She looked up angrily and was shocked to see Police personnel. They had surrounded her and began dragging her by her hair towards their vehicle parked outside the fair. With hands and feet tied, she was thrown on the floor of the truck and driven to the Police station. (click to continue reading) – Written by Sushmita Verma

Why should we educate our children about her case?

If you are reading this, you could be someone who works in a respectable position responsible for keeping the law, you could be an advocate, you could be a student, you could be an activist, you could be just a common civilian.. Whomsoever you are, as a human being we should have some introspection on ourselves as individuals and as a society.

What are we going behind? What are we supporting? How are we spending our time?

Thousands of cases like this are happening in our country which will not come to our attention. But at the end of the day, it is we all who make the society. Our children are going to become the lawyers, policeman, lawmakers, politicians, etc.

It is our responsibility to educate them the reality. So that they will understand everything and at least try to have some humanity and morality tomorrow. If not our generation at least coming generations may seek to live in the righteous way.

Please share this. Keep educating!


Courtesy : The Hindu,  Colours of the Cage and Satwik Mishra


Somebody Called Salman Khan and Some Stupid People

Phunsuk Ramasamy has been jailed for drunk and drive, killing one innocent commuter. The Judgment was given on 4th May 2015, the accident happened on 31 Dec 2014.

So many ramasamy, kuppusamy, tom, dick, harry, ahmeds, davids and bangudus were been jailed for rash driving, drunk and driving and killing innocents. Don’t they deserve a punishment? Why our citizens have not reacted for them?

Now, somebody called ‪#‎Salmankhan‬ has been sentenced to be jailed and many are feeling sad for the judgment calling it unfair!! WTH is this!!! :/ The incident happened on 2002 BC sorry 2002 AD. And judgment has been given so instantly on 2015. Kudos to Indian legal loopholes.

Some blame the poor homeless for sleeping on a platform, comparing them to dogs. (yes seriously a celebrity tweeted this) I tell you “Platform is also not for driving Bhai sab!” It was their bad luck and had slept there, and Salman’s good luck he had not hit a fellow commuter vehicle. What if he had hit someone driving a bike? or an Audi or a Mercedes car by the same mistake as you call to back him? I wonder what would be your reaction! ‪#‎abhijeetsinger‬

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Some other gentle human beings’ comments on twitter blaming the victims

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For sure those who crib, do not know what is loss of a life. It could be our family member who went out of home and not returned. Victimized for an accident with no fault in his/her side.

So ‪#‎Shutup, stop‬ being so kind to him because he is an actor. If he had realized his mistake and do service to people, then it is his good nature as a human being. Let him decide on it. It is his personal redemption, he will take care of it. The Court has interrogated everything and given this judgment.

BTW he will approach higher courts to stretch the proceedings, bails, blah blahs.. Do not worry Salman Fans. He will get justice.
As on 1st march 2015, 61300* matters are pending on our Hon’ble Supreme court of India. 259 and 4403 positions are vacant in all the High courts and District & Subordinate Courts respectively.

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So instead of solving cases at the regional levels, at the place of the crime, we keep appealing to the higher courts. This shows lack of reliability and accountability on the justice served at regional courts? Or it shows when one has money they can stretch time as much as they want to escape justice.

Delayed justice is an injustice.


– Din


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Morons Destroy Public Property : A Common Man’s Reaction

Dharmapuri BusWonder why some stupid people burn public properties and kill innocent people in the name of what so ever the crap they call it? Especially in the name of Politics! Like in India…

It’s very simple. There are (ok! almost) no politicians here in the politics for the people, so as their party and their supporters. They are in politics for their own selfish motives. This is the bitter truth. Nobody can change them. Only individuals can be the change what he/she wants. Unfortunately, our society always runs on a consensus, without knowing the impacts in the future, without seeing the right or wrong. Just selfishness drives us. We follow the majority, even if they are walking towards a pile of crap.

Many of you aware of the arrest of a Cheif Minister (Tamilnadu, India) following that protests and riots in Tamilnadu. Without even thinking with common sense.

Just 5 points to ponder

1. She was a CM, not an ordinary person. If justice can treat her equal, be proud about India, at least we have such a judiciary system here.

2. We are no one to justify the judgement. It is up to the then CM, the Judge and advocates to prove the guilt or innocence in their side.

3. Many supporters disturbed public and destroyed their own properties, thinking that it belongs to the people/the govt. They are morons so no use of any discussion about them. Don’t know what is the logic behind their acts! Even we have the history of cruel acts of killing innocent people and burning them alive to death. We don’t care who kills the innocent, we question why the mind behind them who killed the innocents? “If you dare go and kill your enemies. You can’t! So you…burning them alive to death. We don’t care who kills the innocent, we question why the mind behind them who killed the innocents? “If you dare go and kill your enemies. You can’t! So you…

4. Oppositions parties 🙂 As expected the hypocrites did their job, with dirt on their own hands.

5. The most importantly missing common sense: If the then CM was innocent, who stopped her from proving her innocence? If it is not possible for a CM to justify! provided the accusations were wrong, as claimed by their supporters! Then imagine common people’s situation, anyone can frame any case on anyone at will, if they have money power.

If we people find profit in making patriotic movies against bad politicians, corruptions, we will make such movies, watch and celebrate 100 days. Also forget it next day. Who cares in Real life. Isn’t it? Our heroes protested for the release of the arrested. Why didn’t they appeal in court, filed a case against the judgement and everyone signed a petition? We have seen heroes who inspired us in such movies became victims of the situation in real life! If they didn’t join the protest supporting a corruption case, their films will face tough situations ahead. Maybe that’s why they had participated. So as hundreds of street side vendors and common people who closed their businesses, just to prevent some moron from throwing stones or setting fire to the life-source of their family. There was no sentiment at all, but just an enforced situation.

This is not just about this incidence, almost all the political parties in India would trigger the same reaction if they face any actions like this. So the points here are just for quoting an example. The picture is bigger.

We people all knew the true colors of politicians who accumulate wealth illegally. Some get caught, many are not. Even there are bad people among us who do the same, may be in a smaller scale, when compared to politicians. There are also good people who still believe in honesty and justice. But here, there is no use of raising voice or standing against the Politicians. Because the system of this selfish society supports them. They are the majority. They want the crumbs that fall from the politicians leftovers. So good people just need to stay aside and watch their games.

Evil will expose other evils and destroy one another, if not today some other day. But it will happen.


– Din


“Instead of putting a Band Aid on your cut finger, why not just amputate at the elbow? See, I’m a problem solver. I should go into politics.”
Jarod Kintz,

Note: This is unbiased, written on social interest and for educational purposes only

Powerful Quote #158 : Loopholes

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When the system has many loopholes to escape and money can ease the access to loopholes, no matter how strict the laws are, no one can stop the Crimes! It’s not the laws that need a change, it’s we who need to change!

- Din

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