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Utterly shameful, distressing, anguishing and tragic to learn about the most brutal lynching of an fifteen year old delinquent, an innocent dalit girl having been repeatedly raped and subsequently killed brutally after forcibly injecting nails and rods in private parts completely rupturing her liver and finally dumping her body near a petrol pump in Bhundakheda village in Jind,Haryana.

There have been unfortunately three more cases of obnoxious rapes in Haryana within the last two days sending shiverings and shock waves down the spines of every single girl in Haryana and the country. One of the phedophile has been arrested while all the rapists and killers of other three cases including that of the adolocent brutal rape victim and the deceased are still at large, with the Haryana chief minister Mr. Khatter giving assurances of bringing the culprits to expeditious justice and awarding them the strictest of the punishment.

The graph of rape cases and women assaults have been on the tremendous hype in Haryana with the Haryana police registering about 1237 cases during 2017 with abysmal rate of convictions. This most heinous crime of the rape cum brutal murder of the 15 year old delinquent reminds of the most infamous Nirbhaya episode who was repeatedly raped in a running bus in the posh Vasant Vihar locality and finally killed through rod insertions in her private parts raising national and international outrage across the spectrum on 16th December, 2012 finally leading to the modifications in the criminal and rape laws making them more stringent, formation of fast track courts and launch of the Nirbhaya fund of Rs 2217 crores or so by the union government.

Similarly, just a year before, in Nazafgarh, Delhi, another Damini was brutally and mercilessly gangraped and killed dastardly with 21 grievous wounds including rupturing of her private parts leading to uncontrolled outrage at Jantar Mantar and outside Dwarka Court asking for capital punishment for the human beasts who have no terror of law in their minds. The hardened criminals, the rapists cum murderers, three in number were sentenced to death, finally upheld by the higher courts as well.

This shocking incident of rape and the subsequent heinous murder of an 11 year old Dalit girl in Faridabad, Haryana has brought the most sensitive issue of women safety and security to the fore with the police and law enforcing agencies under direct question mark? It may be recalled that Haryana is already behind in terms of women ratio as compared to the population per thousand men and there have been stories floating that women from different parts of the country are allegedly bought clandestinely and brought here for sexual favours or forced marriages.

If we go by the NCRB statistics regarding cases of women assaults and sexual victimisation the picture is too worrisome. The state government and its police should energise its machinery to expeditiously catch hold of the criminals responsible for these shameless and obnoxious heinous crimes and should be accorded no less than capital punishments through the fast track courts at the earliest.

The Nirbhaya Fund should also be utilised to fine tune the system of investigation and adequate monetary assistence to the families of the bereaved and the rape survivors with special attention to expedite the process of punishment which be no less than the capital punishments. Sounds anguishing that despite so much of national outrage and awareness against crime against women and the incests and provisions for stringent and harsh punishments the cases of such brital crimes are still on the rise. Shame!
SUNIL NEGI

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November 8 is being celeberated by the BJP led NDA as the anti black money day today while the main opposition party Congress and its UPA allies are holding protest demonstrations and mobilisation campaigns to aware the people of the country about the negative effects of this alleged demonetisation monster which according to them has claimed roughly 400 lives and made over 4 lakh people jobless.

The opposition is calling it a Black day. The programmes in favour and against are being organised all over the country with Gandhi Family scion and Congress Vice president Rahul Gandhi terming demonetisation as a thoughtless and tragic decision that led to several casualties of the poor and doomed the future of lacs of the countrymen who’d lost employment while the Trinamool Congress Chief Mamta Bannerjee called it a DEMO DISASTER that ruined the lives and career of myriad population.

The BJP on the other hand is organising events, seminars and counter protests highly lauding the Demonetisation drive of prime minister Narendra Modi launched on 8th November last year terming it a dashing and dynamic initiative of PM Modi to crush the illegal and ill concieved designs of hoarders, black money launderers and anti national elements who had ruined the nation’s economy and integrity by running a parallel black economy on massive scale thus eating the very vitals of our economic foundation like dreaded termites.

It may be recalled that it was on 8th November today last year the prime minister Modi had all of a sudden declared a war on black money by appearing on national television and declaring that the government have since then invalidated the high denomination currency of 1000 and 500 rupees with immediate effect. There was confusion and commotion all around and banks n ATMs drawing long and unending queues with people of the country, in total disarray.

The entire electronic and print media was full of criticism of the decision terming it as arbitrary and anti people after experiencing the country wide plight and woes of the people, particularly those hailing from the poor, down trodden and the lower middle class sections of the society. Over 400 people had died due to standing in long queues for hours together and tension and over four lakh lost their petty jobs including those working in IT companies due to large scale retrenchment. The Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha witnessed myriad uproarious scenes and walk outs bringing the government and PM Modi and FM Arun Jaitley in the state of fix, not able to face the ire of the Congress led NDA opposition.

The situation got resolved after more than two months to some extent and now fully, after the government at the centre claimed the huge success of demonetisation, acknowledging 14.5 lakh crores in the government’s kitty. However, the opposition calls it a bluff as it says that its the peoples’ money and black turned into white whereas the government claims to have recovered over 69000 crores worth of black apart from the above deposits.

Meanwhile, apart from the Congress, the CPI, CPIM, AIFB, RSP, CPIML, SUCI (C) and CGPI, Delhi State held a massive protest rally against failure of NOTEBANDI which has caused devastating effects on Indian Economy which led to job losses, decline in GDP, agri losses etc. NOTEBANDI caused trmendous decline in the peoples’ income but increased income of capitalists said the leaders of the left parties like CPIs A RAJA and ATUL KUMAR ANJAAN.

They said NOTEBANDI has led to severe losses to unorganised sector workers as well and MSME in particular suffered huge losses. Black money has become white money. Prices rise is the steepest as a result of this draconion step.
This Protest at RBI HQ at Delhi was addressed and led by Com. Atul Kumar Anjan, D. Raja M. P. national secretaries CPI, Com. Brinda Karat, Politbureau member CPIM, Com. G.Devrajan,General Secretary AIFB, Depankar Bhattachaya, General Secretary CPIML, R.S.Dagar,RSP, And SUCI (C) Secretary Com. Pran Sharma, CGPI Secretary Birju Naik.
This Protest rally was led by Dhirendra Sharma, Secretary, Prof. Dinesh Varshney Assistant Secretary CPI Delhi State, K. M. Tiwari, Secretary CPIM Secretary Delhi State, Com. Dharmandra Kumar VERMA, Secretary AIFB, Com. Kavita Krishanan,CPIML and others.

SUNIL NEGI