jump to navigation

ভারতে লালগড় সহ সব সন্ত্রাস বন্ধ হোক June 25, 2009

Posted by juktibadi in Featured Article of the Month, Special Feature.
1 comment so far

প্রবীর ঘোষ


এত সন্ত্রাস কেন?

যে কোনো সৎ ও নিরপেক্ষ মানুষই সন্ত্রাস বিরোধী | আমরাও সন্ত্রাস ও ব্যক্তি হত্যার বিরোধী | …

বামফ্রন্টএর ৩২ বছরের শাসনকালে ৪৫ হাজার মানুষকে হত্যা করা হয়েছে |

***

১৯৯৬ সালে  এমনেস্টি ইন্টারন্যাশনাল একটি রিপোর্ট তৈরি করে | ১৫০ টি দেশের উপর অনুসন্ধান চালিয়ে তারা জানায়, ৮২ টি দেশে সরকারের তরফ থেকে সন্ত্রাসবাদী কাজকর্ম চালানো হয় | যেমন কিডন্যাপ, এনকাউন্টারের নামে হত্যা  …

***

৮২ টি দেশের মধ্যে ভারত আছে |

৪৫০০০ রাজনৈতিক হত্যার মধ্যে ৪০০০০ করেছে ফ্যাসিস্ট পার্টি সিপিআই এম |

***

নভেম্বর ২০০৮ এ পুলিশি সন্ত্রাস বিরোধী জনগনের কমিটি জমাট বাঁধে | পুলিশের বে আইনী ও ক্রিমিনাল কাজের বিরুদ্ধে জমাট বাঁধেন অত্যাচারিত মানুষ | … প্রধান দাবী ছিল পুলিশ সুপার সহ অপরাধী পুলিশদের আদিবাসীদের সামনে ক্ষমা চাইতে হবে |

পশ্চিম বঙ্গের সরকার সবসময়েই পুলিশের রক্ষাকর্তার ভুমিকায় অবতীর্ন |  সিঙ্গুর, নন্দীগ্রাম, রিজওয়ানুর, খেজুরি … সর্বত্র পুলিশকে দিয়ে হত্যা, ধর্ষন  …

***

৩২ বছরে যা হয়নি তা হয়েছে গত ৮ মাসে |

গ্রামবাসীরা ৬০ ফুট গভীর জলাধার, নলকূপ, সেচের জন্যে খাল, ৫০ কি.মি. মোরামের রাস্তা সবই তৈরী করেছে নিজেদের শ্রম দিয়ে, সরকারী সাহায্য ছাড়া | …

***

নিষ্ঠুরতায় নাত্‌সী বাহিনীর সমকক্ষ সিপিএম এই বঙ্গে মরীচঝাঁপি, নকশালবাড়ি, সাঁইবাড়ি, কাশিপুর, বেলেঘাটা, বরাহনগর, ঘোকসাডাঙ্গা, কেশপুর, গড়বেতা, ধানতলা, বানতলা, আরামবাগ, নন্দীগ্রাম … তারপরও  কেন কেন্দ্রীয় সরকার সিপিআই(এম) কে অন্তত পশ্চিম বঙ্গে নিষিদ্ধ ঘোষনা করছেনা …

এতদিন প্রচারমাধ্যমগুলো আমাদের মাথায় ঢুকিয়েছে আত্মরক্ষার জন্যে অস্ত্র

ধরাও রাষ্ট্রদ্রোহিতা | এই রাষ্টদ্রোহীরাই সন্ত্রাসবাদী, হোক না তারা ভুখা, নাঙ্গা, পার্টি, সেনা ও পুলিশের অত্যাচারের শিকার …

***

[ সম্পূর্ন লেখাটি ইংরাজি তে পাবেন www.thefreethinker.tk , www.srai.org তে ]


খাদ্য, গায়ের জোর নয়মহাশ্বেতা দেবী

লালগড় সমস্যার সমাধানের উপায় খাদ্য, গায়ের জোর নয় |

… সরকার যা করছেন, তা ভুল | মানুষ যৌথভাবে লড়াই করছেন কিছু দাবি নিয়ে | তাকে সম্মান করুন | …

এই সরকারের এবার চলে যাওয়া উচিত |  এঁরা এসেছিলেন অনেক হই হই করে | কিন্তু এত বছরে এঁরা জঙ্গলের আদিবাসী মানুষদের জন্যে কিছুই করেন নি | রাজ্য বনদপ্তর কন্ট্রাক্টরদের বে আইনি গাছ কাটায় মদত দিয়েছে, আর তাতে স্থানীয় মানুষের জীবিকার ক্ষতি হয়েছে |…

আদিবাসীদের বি.পি.এল কার্ড, সোলার বিদ্যুত আর পানীয় জল দিয়ে দেখুন কী হয়!

এত বছরেও ওরা বি.পি.এল কার্ড পায়নি | যে চাল, গম ওদের প্রাপ্য, তা কোনদিনিই পায়নি। এমনকি গুজরাটেও SEZ এর পাশাপাশি Green Economic Zone গঠিত হয়েছে | এখানে তেমন করা যায়নি কেন? …

সরকারের যে কি অবস্থান কিছুই স্পষ্ট নয়। সমস্যাটা এখানেও SEZ নিয়ে | সরকার হয়ত এখন ভয় পাচ্ছে জিন্দাল রা শালবনি প্রজেক্ট এর জন্যে দেয়া টাকা ফেরত চাইবে

——–  [ পুরো লেখাটা পাবেন টাইমস অফ ইন্ডিয়া, ২৩ জুন পত্রিকায় ]


লালগড়ে কেন্দ্রীয় বাহিনী পাঠানো অনৈতিক ও বেআইনি সুজাত ভদ্র (APDR)

—–[টাইমস অফ ইন্ডিয়া, ২৩ জুন ]


অভিযোগের কারন গুলোকে দূর করতে পারলে লালগড়ের অধিবাসীরা নিজেরাই মাওইস্ট দের তাড়িয়ে দেবে |… কেন্দ্র ও রাজ্যের প্রথমে এটা বোঝা উচিত যে লালগড়ের মানুষ ত্রান চায়না, ওরা চায় অর্থনৈতিক ক্ষমতা যাতে ওরা নিজেদের সমস্যা নিজেরাই সমাধান করতে পারে। আর এটা আসবে রাস্তা, স্বাস্থকেন্দ্র, স্কুল, বিদ্যুত ও পানীয় জল সরবরাহের মধ্যে দিয়ে। যেগুলো আমরা কলকাতার মানুষরা খুব স্বাভাবিক মনে করি, সেগুলো থেকে ওরা এতদিন বঞ্চিত থেকে গেছে। লালগড়ের মানুষের হৃদয় জয় করতে কয়েকটা রুটির টুকরো ছুঁড়ে নয়, ওদের অবস্থার উন্নতির আন্তরিক চেষ্টা করতে হবে।

—–[দীপঙ্কর দাশগুপ্ত, প্রাক্তন অধ্যাপক, অর্থনীতি,

Indian Statistical Institute,

As told to Times of India, 23 June, 2009]

PRABIR GHOSH’S LATEST BOOK IN BENGALI contains – A to Z of Guerilla warfare and other essays February 9, 2009

Posted by juktibadi in Uncategorized.
add a comment

Che Guevara’s works on guerilla war has been highly appreciated by all left-inclined social thinkers including the Marxists. This great detailed and incisive work by Prabir is undoubtedly more advanced and relevant in today’s society. It is expected to get high applause and genuine recognition from today’s Marxist social workers and thinkers. Please read ‘GUERILLA JUDDHER A to Z theke AZADI’ by Prabir Ghosh and Sumitra. Publisher: DEY’S PUBLISHING, KOLKATA.

WE NEED THE GOOD BUTCHER February 3, 2009

Posted by juktibadi in Special Feature.
add a comment

Sumitra Padmanabhan

Rationalists have earlier been targets of public wrath. Rationalism as against spiritualism has for ages tried to bring out the truth by exposing frauds, explaining natural or man-made mysteries. In the process charlatans of all kinds were naturally up against rationalists. This trait of laying bare the truth, of busting the hypocrisies behind religious or spiritual practices has a long history. It dates back to the ‘Charbak’ saints of India. (Approx. 350 B.C.)

But problem arises when educated modern day youths misunderstand or misrepresent the rational approach. There is a trend at the moment – of branding the rationalists as ‘negative’ in their approach. Particularly Prabir Ghosh the rationalist leader has been portrayed by many as indulging in negative propaganda — breaking myths, digging into the evils of society, finding out unpleasant truths about people, religious groups, political parties and day to day incidents; attacking the wicked and the crooked in no less unpleasant terms.

I want to highlight this particular situation – when logic gets blurred on the face of active anti-propaganda. What exactly do we mean by ‘negative propaganda’? If truth itself is unpleasant, can we or should we be so polite as not to utter the truth? Can we shut ourselves from reality?

“India’s economic future is hostage to crooks and cheats”.

This is not my line. It is the headline of an article in the editorial page of The Telegraph dated January 24, 2009. Does it sound negative? I should say the columnist is bold enough to provide a vivid picture of the economic situation facing the country – where a mammoth organization like the LIC invests massively in companies known and proven to be ‘dubious’, where a corporation like CESC swindles lakhs of consumers by taking away a rupee or two that should be deducted from the gross bill, leave alone big houses like Satyam, Wipro, Megasoft Consultants, DCM, Escorts and the likes. These are all negative news served to us by the media and highlighted by none other than Sunanda K. Dutta Ray. Gradually each and every company, people, individual are being pulled into the vortex of this massive whirlpool of corruption. And the polite, soft-pedaling of the educated middle-upper middle class mindset is indirectly responsible for this. Is this the time to be polite?

“Laissez-faire” – the tricky philosophy of the sophisticated has gone so far that not protesting, not speaking out your mind in unpleasant situations has become fashionable.

“How rude can you be?” is a question I would like to face. Yes, there is a fine line between being rude and being truthful. We should attack a philosophy, and not the philosopher personally– this was the catchword of the Rationalists’ Association in the nineties. We all tried to maintain this norm; not because we respected those dubious philosophers, but because we respected people’s sentiment.

But when we talk of the present political and economic scenario, whose sentiment should we try to protect? Positively not those crooks and cheats who hold our country at ransom! Then should we protect the interests of those upwardly moving middle-class boys and girls who constitute 10% of our youth? Who follow the middle path and are too careful and gentle to protest? Why? The apparent face-lift of our nation by way of shopping malls, flyovers and highways, the 9% growth in GDP – these are all good news. And they are already hyped beyond all proportions. But should it be at the cost of wiping out the true picture of our nation – ignoring the remaining 90%?

This is not only ethically wrong. It is utterly foolish. Today’s youth is the material the future of our nation will be made of. They need to know the truth. Otherwise the balloon will burst at a time when they are totally unprepared to cope.

So, we need ‘good butchers’ to take control, as Gladstone had put it. Do the words sound unpalatable or negative? Well then, we need efficient doctors who use scissors and scalpels to eliminate the undesirable growths. Yes, for the betterment of the entire body.

Those who cannot actively participate in protests, who do not have the stomach to be ‘rude’, like the rationalists, need not take part. But the honest, who I still feel constitute the majority; need to have a perspective and not indulge in negative propaganda about the ‘negativity’ of the rationalist view. After all, we all prefer straightforward rudeness to sly smooth-talking opportunism. Irrespective of class – the honest should unite and fight this corrupt system. When judges and auditors join the corrupt band – the country is in for serious trouble. And skepticism is inevitable.

We are glad there are still people like Arundhati Roy and Prabir Ghosh – to name a few who are worth listening to.

============================

“The captains of industry who swindle people of their savings are the pillars of society. They support every political party and lord it over august organizations like the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Confederation of Indian Industry” … Sunanda K. Datta Ray

OUR MESSAGE : AND SOME FOOD FOR THOUGHT December 1, 2008

Posted by juktibadi in Special Feature.
add a comment

PLEASE DO NOT SPREAD COMMUNAL HATRED BY IRRESPONSIBLY BLAMING ALL MUSLIMS OR POINTING YOUR FINGER AT PAKISTAN.  IT IS FOOLISH, IRRATIONAL AND DANGEROUS.

SOME ‘PAKISTANIS’ DO NOT MEAN ‘PAKISTAN AS A NATION’. ONE ‘INDIAN’ WAS INVOLVED IN THE BLAST IN UK. DOES THAT MEAN INDIA WAS INVOLVED AND HAD PURPOSEFULLY SENT THE MAN TO DRIVE THE VEHICLE LOADED WITH EXPLOSIVES?

SHOW RESPECT TO OUR NEIGHBORING COUNTRY. THINK BEFORE YOU TALK.
Given below are some thoughts we got from the media and would like to share.


29 Nov 2008 00:48:03 GMT

Source: Reuters

…’A man speaking Urdu with a Kashmiri accent phoned an Indian TV station, offering talks with the government and accusing the Indian army of killing Muslims in Kashmir. This suggests the attackers are involved with a Kashmiri group like Lashkar-e-Taiba.

The demands of the Indian Mujahideen — like their targets — have always tended to be much more domestic. The group issued an e-mail threat in September to attack Mumbai but directed its anger at the Mumbai police anti-terrorist squad, accusing them of harassing Muslims.

“If this is the degree your arrogance has reached, and if you think that by these stunts you can scare us, then let the Indian Mujahideen warn all the people of Munbai that whatever deadly attacks Mumbaikars will face in future, their responsibility would lie with the Mumbai ATS and their guardians,” it said. (Compiled by Andrew Marshall and Luke Baker; Editing by Jeremy Laurence).’…

—————————-


“The Government of India, whatever be its political affiliations, has for a long time ignored the tocsin* that has been rung for all to hear save those in power or aspiring to be in power. One political party, very vocal in its condemnation of terror that is Islamist in its orientation, continues with its own band of religious fundamentalism and selected pogroms to create conditions in which Islamist fundamentalism and terrorism can breed in India. Another political party wants to preserve its secular credentials by not taking adequate action against terrorists and those organizations known for their links with terrorists. Both have their respective vote banks in mind. The price is paid by the helpless common Indian. …”

— RUDRANGSHU MUKHERJEE, THE TELEGRAPH dated 30 Nov 2008


*tocsin = alarm bell, emergency call

—————————-

PLEASE REMEMBER, VIOLENCE CANNOT ERUPT IN SUCH A GROSS MANNER WITHOUT POSITIVE INVOLVEMENT OF SOME PEOPLE IN POWER. ONLY THROUGH THE KNOWLEDGE & ASSISTENCE OF CORRUPT MEN IN POLICE, ARMY AND GOVERNMENT COULD SO MUCH ARMS BE AMASSED FOR THE TERRORIST ATTACK IN MUMBAI.

DO NOT FORGET THE RESULTS OF INVESTIGATION CARRIED OUT AFTER THE SERIAL BLASTS IN MUMBAI IN 1993.

TO TACKLE TERRORISM WE SHOULD NOT USE FURTHER VIOLENCE OR REPRESSIVE MEASURES LIKE POTA ETC, AS THAT WOULD ONLY AGGRAVATE MATTERS.

LET US STRENGTHEN OUR CONVICTIONS ABOUT THE NEED FOR HUMANISM AS A PERSONAL RELIGION, AND SECULARISM AS A NATIONAL POLICY. AN ALL OUT SERIOUS AND INTELLIGENT ACTION PLAN SHOULD BE TAKEN —

TO FIGHT CORRUPTION AT ALL LEVELS.

TO MAKE DISCRIMINATION OF ALL KINDS PUNISHABLE.

If you agree, please forward this message to all your friends & acquaintances, write articles, give talks and speak out openly wherever you go.


From–

PRABIR GHOSH

Science & Rationalists Association of India

SUMITRA PADMANABHAN

Humanists’ Association

একটি প্রতিবেদন June 20, 2008

Posted by juktibadi in Featured Article of the Month.
3 comments

[‘আমরা যুক্তিবাদী রবীন্দ্র সংখ্যা (মে ২০০৮)- তে প্রকাশিত প্রবীর ঘোষের একটি প্রবন্ধের নির্বাচিত অংশ।]

প্রসঙ্গঃ কলকাতা বইমেলা ২০০৮ January 29, 2008

Posted by juktibadi in Featured Article of the Month.
add a comment

bookfair-heading.jpg
bookfair1.jpg
bookfair2.jpg
bookfair3.jpg
bookfair4.jpg

The Ghastly Death of Rizwanur September 23, 2007

Posted by juktibadi in Uncategorized.
1 comment so far

                 

            Protest of Rizwanur’s students and colleagues

Ref: The ghastly death of Rizwanur on 21st September, in Kolkata.

All unite in protest against the role of police and Priyanka’s parents. Be with Priyanka and demand enquiry & punishment for the culprits.We demand suspension of Police Commissioner Prasun Mukherjee for talking and acting against legal & human rights of citizens.

                                                                  

 On behalf of:

Humanists’ Association &   

Science and Rationalists’ Association of India 

For detail news please click here-

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1070923/asp/frontpage/story_8351056.asp 

Picture courtesy: Anandabazar Patrika  

কাজোড়াতে বিশেষভাবে পালিত হলো আন্তর্জাতিক মানবতাবাদী দিবস September 18, 2007

Posted by juktibadi in Uncategorized.
add a comment

kajora.jpg

International Humanists’ Day: 14th Anniversary September 11, 2007

Posted by juktibadi in Uncategorized.
add a comment

HUMANISTS’ ASSOCIATION was born on September 11, 1993. Even after 14 long years the relevance of a secular haman society is increasing. In the wake of the demolition of Babri Masjid we felt the need to stress on the new religion ‘HUMANISM’ and our organization was born; and on 10th December, the same year 54 of us officially embraced ‘Humanism’ as our religion.  Eight years back on the same day the world saw the biggest act of ‘terrorism’ in America that killed thousands of innocent people.

We feel the spread of Humanism as a creed is the answer to all acts of violence, of terrorism, of exploitation, and of corruption in this world. So, friends– spread the message and be united.

Mother Teresa and Sainthood September 6, 2007

Posted by juktibadi in Featured Article of the Month.
1 comment so far

Demonstration

We the Rationalists and Humanists of India want to clear our stand regarding Mother Teresa and her proposed sainthood. In the wake of the recent discovery of Teresa’s letters proclaiming her spiritual doubts we feel that our views have a greater relevance at the moment. 

Mother’s was strong personality combined with deep compassion and an immense ability to work with singular determination. She justly got the Nobel Peace Prize and we express our respect for her.

 Poster5Poster4 

She worked for the spread of Christianity under the guidance of Vatican; if Vatican decides to confer ‘sainthood’ to her, we should have nothing to say. But, the criterion required for formally calling her a ‘saint’ calls for ‘miracles’ attributed to her. In the name of a great worker if we proclaim and establish the occurrence of miracles in this 21st century, it would be ethically wrong.

 We are fighting for the last more than 20 years for the spread of scientific spirit and rational thought process. We have seen that belief in ‘miracles’ and supernatural powers do immense harm to people. We have investigated into the ‘miracle cure’ of Monica Besra of West Bengal in 2003 claimed by Missionaries of Charity and found it baseless. Monica was treated in Balurghat Hospital and was under medication for 9 long months. She was not cured by Mother’s picture. This false propaganda was a criminal act (The Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940), seriously damaging to our society. 

Hence, our request to the honorable Pope is to desist from this farce of ‘sainthood’ and stop spreading false stories of magic cure which would only mislead our poor common people. 

  • MOTHER NEVER SHOWED MIRACLES IN HER LIFETIME.
  • MOTHER DID NOT BELIEVE IN SUPERNATURAL.
  • PLEASE DO NOT BASE SAINTHOOD ON ALLEGED MIRACLES.

 On behalf of: 

Science and Rationalists’ Association of India Humanists’ Association

Demostration at mother house, 5.09.07

Protest against the spread of MIRACLE CURE by Humanists’ Association & Science and Rationalists’ Association of India, 5th September 2007

Probir Ghosh and Sumitra Padmanabhan with kolkata tv

Prabir Ghosh (General Secretary of SRAI) and Sumitra Padmanabhan (General Secretary of HA) with Kolkata TV 

 

Probir Ghosh with Kolkata TVPoster3 

Prabir Ghosh with Kolkata TV  

Rationalist in front of Mother House

Rationalist Activists demonstrating in front of Mother House (Missionaries of Charity) in Kolkata  

         

    Sunny, our pal  

                           Sunny, our pal

Poster1   Poster2   

Demonstration with fire  

                   Demonstration with fire by Rationalist

The protest                                        The protest 

Picture by Sagar Das (Neel)