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 She said “The day AFSPA is repealed I will eat rice from my mother’s hand.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

Documentary : Urbanized

Urbanized is a feature-length documentary about the design of cities, which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world’s foremost architects, planners, policy makers, builders, and thinkers.

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

Amazing Arts & Artists : Satirical Illustrations by Pawel Kuczynski

Pawel Kuczynski  is an amazing artist, you cannot just glance at his works, instead you will stop and start to think. 

Pawel is Polish artist that specializes in satirical illustration. Born in 1976 in Szczecin, Poland, he graduated with a graphics degree from the Fine Arts Academy in Poznan. Pawel has been focusing on satire since 2004 and has garnered nearly a hundred prizes and distinctions since then.

Much of his artwork deals with serious themes such as poverty, greed, politics and mortality. While his subject matter is stark, his illustrative style is whimsical and cartoonish. This provides great contrast and makes his work interesting to analyze.


Courtesy : Pawel Kuczynski and Images from Facebook Page

India Election Results 2014 : Complete Info

Who Contested? Who Won? Where? How many Votes they Got? What is their official Asset value now in 2014?

Finally the Elections Results are out. The World’s Largest Democracy has completed yet another general election.

Mr.Narendra Modi will be the New Prime Minister. The people of India have huge expectation from their new Choice! Let us wait and watch.

Here are the detailed statistics for you all.

Who Contested? Who Won? Where? How many Votes they Got? What is their official Asset value now in 2014? Check all here (You can also click the image below)

Who got how many votes

 

 

Alternative Tabular List here.

Election Results