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सत्य के लिए लड़ने वालो को दुनियाई लेबल की परवाह नहीं करनी चाहिए

सत्य जरूरी है ना कि लेबल

सत्य जरूरी है ना कि लेबल



सच बोलने या सही बोलने वाले को दुनिया ने हमेशा तमाम तरीके की बौड़म उपाधियाँ दी है। सो लेबल की परवाह मुझे नहीं है। उस अवस्था से ऊपर उठ गया  हूँ जहाँ लोगो को दुनियाई तमगो की चिंता होती है। कुछ तीव्रता से महसूस करना और फिर भी खामोश रह जाना एक प्रकार का बौद्धिक जुर्म है, बौद्धिक  धोखा है। कम से कम ये मेरा तरीका नहीं है। स्त्रियों का मै  सम्मान करता हूँ मगर इसका ये मतलब नहीं है कि उनके आचरण से जुड़े गलत तौर तरीको पर आपत्ति न उठाऊं। हर संवेदनशील व्यक्ति को समय रहते स्त्रियों को उनके आपत्तिज़नक आचरण के लिए सचेत करते रहना चाहिये इस बात की परवाह किये बिना कि इसका उन्हें खामियाज़ा भुगतना पड़  सकता है।  कम से कम ये बेहतर है इससें कि आप व्यर्थ के आंसू टपकायें कुछ गलत हो जाने के बाद उसी   गलत आचरण की वजह से। ये अलग बात है कि हम कदम तभी उठाते है जब सार्थक कदम अपनी अहमियत खो चुके होते है। अब ना तो मुझे इनकी तरह  आँसू बहाने का शौक है और ना ही मै इन निष्क्रिय आत्माओ  के समूह से में अपने आपको जोड़ सकता हूँ जो व्यर्थ ही आँसू बहाने के शौक़ीन है फोकट में।इसलिए तीव्रता से विरोध करता हूँ उस अवस्था से ही जब समस्या अपने प्रारम्भिक चरण में होती है। कम से कम विरोध करना तो मेरे हाथ में ही है। अगर आप मेरा साथ देते है तो अच्छी बात है। नहीं तो मै अकेले ही अपना विरोध तीव्रता से दर्ज करता रहूँगा। जिनको जो उपाधि मुझे देना है वो स्वतंत्र है मुझे देने के लिए। 

कभी कभी हमको चीजों को मानवीय दृष्टिकोण से भी समझना चाहिए, एक संवेदनशील दिमाग से भी देखना चाहिए। दिक्कत हमारे साथ ये है कि हम सब चीजों को ओवर इंटेलेक्चुअलआइज़ कर देते है। यही सबसे बड़ी समस्या है रेडिकल फेमिनिस्ट्स के साथ जो औरतो के अधिकारों के लिए लड़ रही है। अब औरतो के पास कुछ तथाकथित अपने पर्सनल अधिकार है पर जो चीज़ इस पर्सनल राइट्स के मिलने के बाद आयी कि पुरुषो के साथ परस्पर माधुर्य से जुड़े सम्बन्ध बनाने की काबिलियत का लोप हो गया। इसीलिए मुझे जो साधारण स्तर पर विचरणने वाले स्त्री पुरुष है वो ज्यादा जीवन का रस लेने वाले है बजाय दोहरी ज़िन्दगी, उलझाव भरी ज़िन्दगी जीने वाले ये अधिकारों की लडाई लड़ते स्त्री और पुरुष।

साधारण लोग जिंदगी को शायद बेहतर जीते है।

साधारण लोग जिंदगी को शायद बेहतर जीते है।


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(अपने अभिन्न मित्र घनश्याम दास, मेडिकल प्रैक्टिसनर है, यूनाइटेड अरब अमीरात, जी से कहे हुए शब्द एक विचार विमर्श के दौरान सोशल नेटवर्किंग साईट पर)

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I AM NOT AFRAID OF LABELS: TRUTH IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN LABELS!

One should not be afraid of labels while pursuing  truth!

One should not be afraid of labels while pursuing truth!

The righteous have always been labelled as this or that. I have never worried about labels; crossed that stage when one is afraid of labels. To feel something terribly and yet not speak out that clearly is some sort of intellectual dishonesty. That’s not my attitude. I respect and admire women a lot but that does not mean I come to overlook the dangerous trend patterns associated with them. We have to warn them in advance, irrespective of the consequences, or else there is no point in shedding tears when something goes wrong because of the same flaws/tendencies. It’s another thing that we react only when the water starts flowing above the danger mark. And neither I wish to shed tears like these misguided souls nor I wish to identify myself with them. That’s why I aggressively protest, right from the nascent stage of crisis. At least, that’s in my hand.  It’s fine if you come to support me. If not, I will still aggressively protest all alone. Let them label me as they want.

Sometimes we need to look at things from human angle, from a sensitive mind. The crude thing is that we over intellectualize everything. That’s the problem with the radical feminists advocating the rights of women. Now the women have their so-called rights but they forgot the art to have a natural and intimate relationship with man. That’s why I find simple man and woman enjoying life more than these men and women living complex lives, living dual lives, in the name of personal rights.

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P.S.: These words I shared with my close friend Ghanshyam Dasji, Medical Practitioner in United Arab Emirates, on a social networking site.

Be Simple To Be Truly Intimate

Be Simple To Be Truly Intimate

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भारतीय गणतंत्र: गुंडों और अय्याशो पे टिका एक भीड़तंत्र

कवि सुदामा पाण्डेय 'धूमिल': यहां, सिर्फ, वह आदमी, देश के करीब है जो या तो मूर्ख है....या फिर गरीब है"

कवि सुदामा पाण्डेय ‘धूमिल’: यहां, सिर्फ, वह आदमी, देश के करीब है जो या तो मूर्ख है….या फिर गरीब है”


कहते तो है कि भारतीय गणतंत्र बड़ी उम्मीदें जगाता है विश्व के उन कोनो में जहाँ और सरकारें तमाम तरीको के विरोधाभासों में लिपटी हुई है। उनके लिए भारत में गणतंत्र का लोप एक खतरे के घंटी से कम नहीं है। खासकर जब चीन से तुलना की जाती है तो ये जरूर दर्शा दिया जाता है कि वह पे कितनी दमनकारी व्यवस्था है जहा लोगो पे जुर्म तो होते है, लोगो को  सताया तो जाता है लेकिन सेंसरशिप की वजह से कुछ सामने नहीं आ पाता। पडोसी मुल्क पाकिस्तान में फैली अराजकता को देखे जो वैश्विक आतंकवाद का पालन पोषण करने वाला है तो अपना देश किसी स्वर्ग से कम नहीं लगता। तो क्या परिस्थितयां वाकई इस देश में इतनी सुधरी है? लगता तो नहीं है अगर हम सूक्ष्म निगाहों से देखे तो।

इसकी एक वजह ये है कि इस देश में सरकार जरूर आम लोगो के दम से बनती है लेकिन उसका आम लोगो के दुःख दर्द से इसका कोई सरोकार नहीं। एक दिखावटी लगाव जरूर है लेकिन वह मूलतः अपने को सत्ता में बनाये रखने भर का जुगाड़ भर है बस। ये कैसी बिडम्बना है कि जिस सरकार ने गरीबी हटाओ का लक्ष्य दिया उसी ने इमरजेंसी भी थोपी इस देश में। सारी संवैधानिक संस्थाओ को जानबूझकर कमजोर किया गया। ये उस सरकार के द्वारा किया गया जिसके नुमाइन्दे आज लोगो के सुरक्षा का दम भरते है। हमारी भोली जनता जनार्दन फटी शर्ट में हाथ में मोबाईल लिए ये समझती है कि हम किसी सुनहरी दुनिया में प्रवेश करने वाले है भविष्य में। इस मृग मरीचिका में भारत वासी उलझे हुए है। क्रिकेट, लौंडिया, बेतहाशा पैसा कमाने का जूनून किसी भी कीमत पर ये हमारे देश के नेशनल पैशन है। लोगो को की इस बात से परवाह नहीं है कि उनकी चमचमाती गाड़ी गाली गलौज, खुले मैनहोल और गड्ढो में सड़क पर चल रही है बढ़ी हुई पेट्रोल के कीमतों के साथ ही बढती रफ़्तार के साथ।

मार्कंडेय काटजू, भूतपूर्व सुप्रीम कोर्ट जज, लोगो को मूढ़ तो मानते है लेकिन ये जरूर दर्शा देते है कि साहब इस देश में असल शासन तो सिर्फ आम जनता का ही है। उनके हिसाब से यहाँ राजशाही नहीं प्रजातन्त्र है जहा हर अधिकारी जिसमे नेता और जज भी शामिल है आम आदमी का गुलाम भर है। ये नौकर है और आम आदमी उनका “मास्टर” है। जैसे  काटजू साहब लोगो की क्षुद्र मानसिकता पर सवाल उठाते है उसी तरह मुझे भी समझ में नहीं आता कि इनके इतने हसीन इंटरप्रिटेशन को, इतने सिम्प्लिस्टिक अप्प्रोच को किस निगाहों से देखा जाए जहा पे किसी ख़ास पार्टी के गुंडे  इसलिए पुलिस अधिकारी को अपनी जीप के पीछे लखनऊ के सडको पर घसीटते हुए ले गए थें कि उसने प्रतिरोध किया था उनके गलत तरीको का। या कोई अदना सा पुलिस का कांस्टेबल भी किसी प्रोफेसर को सडको पर माँ बहन की गालिया दे सकता है जरा सी बात पर। तो आम आदमी को क्या इज्ज़त मिलती होगी सरकारी चमचो से ये सहज ही सोचा जा सकता है। आप भी सोचे कि हमारा गणतंत्र कितना वास्तविक है जो मेरी नज़रो में अय्याशो और गुंडों पे टिका भीड़तंत्र है । धूमिल की ये पंक्तिया आज भी बहुत सटीक बैठती है:

“हर तरफ धुआं है
हर तरफ कुहासा है
जो दांतों और दलदलों का दलाल है
वही देशभक्त है

अंधकार में सुरक्षित होने का नाम है-
तटस्थता। यहां
कायरता के चेहरे पर
सबसे ज्यादा रक्त है।
जिसके पास थाली है
हर भूखा आदमी
उसके लिए, सबसे भद्दी
गाली है

हर तरफ कुआं है
हर तरफ खाईं है
यहां, सिर्फ, वह आदमी, देश के करीब है
जो या तो मूर्ख है
या फिर गरीब है”

 

जस्टिस काटजू: आम आदमी मास्टर है और सरकारी अफसर/नेता उसके ग़ुलाम है प्रजातंत्र/गणतंत्र में। कितना सही है वो वास्तविक धरातल पर?

जस्टिस काटजू: आम आदमी मास्टर है और सरकारी अफसर/नेता उसके ग़ुलाम है प्रजातंत्र/गणतंत्र में। कितना सही है वो वास्तविक धरातल पर?


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Kundal Lal Saigal: A Singer Who Sang Like A Divine Being

 

K.L. Saigal:  Invoking Sound Of Heaven

K.L. Saigal: Invoking Sound Of Heaven


Some souls are reflection of divinity. The great singer Kundal Lal Saigal was one such soul, who manifested divinity in a great way. In fact, true artists are never devoid of divine touch. Creativity cannot emerge from mental landscape not submerged in ocean of divinity. I belong to a generation, which believes in worshiping new icons of modernity. For them these legendary creative artists of yesteryear might not seem that appealing but anyone who have had glimpse of their creativity would certainly stand amazed. 

The noticeable thing about K. L. Saigal  was that he managed to sing straight from the heart. This phrase seems so commonplace but not many realize that how difficult it is to demonstrate it in practical terms. That’s because shades of ego block our ability to exhibit true colour of simplicity. The complex persona creates blockade. One reason why K. L. Saigal could stir the emotions was that deeper emotions were so naturally rendered by him without compromising with the raga and raginis.

It’s really surprising that at a time when Indian film music was still in its nascent stage of growth, it traced such a sensational singer, which set high standards in world of popular music, hard to emulate by future singers. The influence of his voice can be understood by the fact that even likes of Amitabh Bachchan came to praise him. The singers like Lata,  Rafi and Kishore, all treated him like demigod. Mukesh, was, in fact,  very sincere follower of his style of singing, who found it difficult to develop his own style. After mesmerizing everybody with his “Dil jalta hai to jalne de”, sung in Saigal style, Mukesh went on to develop his own style of singing.

His impact can also be felt in crude way in modern times when someone made caricature of his voice to sell a particular brand of toothpaste! Of late, I found one singer paying tribute to him in infamous movie Delhi Belly! Not many remember that Kishore Kumar treated K L Saigal as his Guru (The Master). He always practiced singing his songs and when he first met Saigal, he was asked by the legendary Saigal to sing a song. He sang one of his songs ” Man moorakh kyo deewana hai, aaj rahe kal jaana hai”. Saigal was very impressed by his singing but he suggested him that he should remove “Anga Dosha” (defects associated with body). Kishore used to sing with vigorous body movements also in action! Though Kishore Kumar did not strictly followed his advise but he managed to keep his body still while singing songs of Saigal in later days! 

Coming to myself, I have nearly heard all his popular numbers. His songs instill deep peace within me. His amazing range and soulful rendering enabled me to get above the harsh episodes of life in effortless manner. His song sung during the fag end of his career, “Gham Diye Mustaqil” (Shahjahaan, 1946), always brings tears in the eyes. The superb rendering, which also reflected his own personal sufferings, makes one attain trance like state. Another song, which left an everlasting influence on me is from movie Tansen (1943): Kahe Guman Kare. Every time I hear it, the simplistic approach adopted by Saigal in this song makes me smile. After all, the singer is trying hard to convince a beautiful woman not to take pride in her  beauty!

I still remember the day when I found a very rare album of Saigal in one lesser heard music shop of my city. That shop was not frequently visited by the buyers since the shopkeeper was not customer-friendly, who always had heated argument over the price of cassettes. The fight also started with me when he priced this cassette three times the original price on a pretext that it was a rare album. Though I had not sufficient money, I still managed to buy this album! After all, it had a soothing devotional song associated with Lord Krishna: Suno Suno Hey Krishan Kala ( Chandidas, 1934). One can notice in this song that Saigal has sung high notes in effortless manner, without compromising with the depth of the emotions.

It’s a peculiar phenomenon that souls, governed by divine instincts, often leave the earthly plane of existence in an young age. K L Saigal also proved to be no exception when he died at the age of 42. The lesser souls speak about his habit of  heavy drinking but that’s the way how worldly people treat exceptional souls. For me and others, he shall always be remembered for making songs a mean to invoke divinity.


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Swami Vivekananda: The Maker Of Lions!

A REALIZED SOUL

A REALIZED SOUL

It really fills my heart with bliss that this part of the world originally hailed as Aryavrata, now known as Bharat (India), has always produced evolved souls, having the capacity to delve deep into the world of mysticism in effortless manner- a reason why this part of the land is viewed with great wonder by people living in the other part of the hemisphere. I often meet yogis/saints, witnessing many such mysterious phenomenon related with world of Yoga, but this feeling saddens me that, back in past, when great saints and spiritually advanced yogis, roamed on this land quite frequently, I wasn’t fortunate enough to be the part of that era! It’s interesting to note that these great souls played different roles as per need of the society. Some roamed in jungles, some lived in caves, some lived as householder, and some became part of mainstream affairs, even as they retained their ascetic robes, to shape the destiny of Bharat-the land of divine principles. 

True, many fake Gurus, have turned religion into a most lucrative affair, but it remains ultimate truth that India is intrinsically wedded to yogic principles. This land, in absence of spiritual values, would not be able to survive. May be currents of time sometimes lead to clash of values, but this nation has the capacity to absorb contradictions and conflicts in easygoing way. Like myself, others too, would have not believed the glory of Indian spiritual world, had saints like Swami Vivekananda not appeared in the modern phase of civilization. His presence was certain sign of the fact that supreme consciousness was still in operation. Swami Vivekananda removed my doubt that great yogis were mainly confined to storybooks; that great tales of yogic feats were exaggerated description of imaginative minds. However, after reading life-sketch of, Sri Aurobindo, I became truly confirmed that people in league with extraordinary psychic powers, were not only part of ancient India but they were very much part of modern India as well.

However, today I wish to remain confined to world of Swami Vivekananda, since on this very day, 12 January, 1863,  this Avatara of Lord Shiva, manifested on earthly plane. He was an extraordinary person in his lifetime but one who had normal childhood. He  involved in naughty pranks like any other child of that age. However, the thing that separated him from others was that he frequently got absorbed in higher form of consciousness. As he grew up and took admission in college life, he was the one who loved to read various philosophies, roped in by great teachers in past. In other words, he remained hooked to intellectual plane alone! That was not the final destination of a great mind like him placed on route to realization. The Updesha Vakyas (Directive Statements)  found in Upanishads were yet to culminate into Anubhuti Vakyas or Anubhava Vakyas ( realized truths). 

A great truth of the world of spirituality is that a willing seeker or a qualified seeker soon comes to find a Guru (The Master). The same thing happened with Swami Vivekananda, when he met with Sri Ramakrishna. Naturally, that turned out to be life-defining moment for Swami Vivekananda. He soon emerged as a realized soul. In fact, he was always a realized soul and able Guru like Sri Ramakrishna merely ensured that ignorance inside him which made him see himself as ordinary mortal get vanished for forever. It’s interesting to note that in pre-Independence era, we had host of great spiritual souls, who ensured that India’s journey in future as independent nation takes place amid certain special values. The Western world, and we Indians too, remember him mainly because of his great speech at Parliament of the World’s Religions, delivered on 11 September 1893, in Chicago. Not many are aware of the fact that it wasn’t a smooth journey and there was lack of funds to sponsor this visit, and surprisingly, he was not allowed to participate in the conference because of lack of endorsement from a well known organisation. It was only after the intervention of Professor John Henry Wright of Harvard University he got the chance to participate in this conference. Wright was so taken aback that he had to say: “To ask for your credentials is like asking the sun to state its right to shine in the heavens.”

Anyway, a soul of his stature, does not appear on earth for attainment of petty goals. He arrived to make supreme consciousness part of this land, which  appears to be heart of the universe.  If it stops functioning, the other civilizations are bound to collapse one after another. Although if one has a close look at the life of Swami Vivekananda, one would notice that he suffered life-long at the hands of mediocre minds but today when he is now no more in physical form, his own words have come true that real significance of his achievements would manifest after many years of his death. I must say that now when India is struggling hard to keep its ancient identity- the land of spirituality- intact, the words of Swami Vivekananda offer great solace, great strength. In other words, his thoughts and thoughts of other great minds are keeping at bay values antithetical to its spiritual essence. These great souls have now become active at subtle level, considering the way we have begun to realize that their thoughts alone could brighten our lives marred by ills of materialism.

It’s upon us that we either follow their way and emerge as an evolved being or ignore their wisdom to emerge as “dirty picture” of crass values. “All the powers in universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.” (Swami Vivekananda).  Isn’t it the right thing to live life in light of these great values? Is there any merit in dying like a retarded lamb when you could have always roared like a lion?  Let’s attempt for such huge transformation from this very moment.

 

Lion or Lamb? Choice is yours!

Lion or Lamb? Choice is yours!

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एक स्त्री विमर्श स्त्री से लौंडिया तक

आम लोगो की इस देश में कोई सुनवाई नहीं।

आम लोगो की इस देश में कोई सुनवाई नहीं।

 

दिल्ली में हादसे के बाद अचानक से दुष्कर्म सम्बन्धी कानून को सख्त कर देने की जरूरत पड़ने लगी है। फ़ास्ट ट्रैक कोर्ट स्थापित किये जा रहे है। उम्मीद है इन कदमो से शायद इस तरह के हादसों में कमी आ जाए। ये हमारे यहाँ कि बिडम्बना है कि हर सुधार के लिए हम न्यायालय का मुंह ताकते है। अपनी जिम्मेदारी का कुछ भी भान नहीं रहता और ना ही हम किसी मुद्दे के तह में जाकर गंभीर विश्लेषण कर के कोई कदम उठाते है। सिर्फ सरसरी आकलन के बाद कुछ तुरंत ही कदम उठा लिए जाते है। जैसा कि इस वीभत्स हादसे के बाद हुआ। लेकिन मुझे नहीं लगता कि जहा बात मानसिकता के परिवर्तन की हो वहा कानून बना देने से कोई विशेष फर्क पड़ेगा। खासकर उस देश में जहा पे न्याय या तो किताबो में सिमट के रह गया है या उनके हिसाब से होता है जिनके पास पैसा और पावर दोनों हो। फिर कानून की पेचदगी से उपजने वाली समस्या तो खैर अपनी जगह है ही।

बेहतर तो ये होता कि कानून को सख्त करने के ही साथ इस बात पर भी विचार किया जाता कि ये समस्या उपजी ही क्यों। लेकिन मुद्दा “हैंग द  रेपिस्ट्स ” या महिलाओ की बेहतर सुरक्षा तक ही जा अटका। मतलब कि अगर पुरुष का सर कोई काट कर फ़ेंक दे तो वो सहज है, गंभीर मुद्दा नहीं है, मगर स्त्री का सर काट कर फ़ेंक दे तो वो गंभीर मुद्दा है और सुरक्षा तंत्र महिलाओ की बेहतर सुरक्षा कर पाने में नाकाम रहा है। जब तुरंत कदम उठाये जाते है तो बात सिर्फ सीमित दायरों में से ही उभर  कर आती है। जैसा कि इस मामले में हुआ। चर्चा स्त्री अधिकारों से उभर कर, स्त्रियों की सुरक्षा तक ही सीमित रहा। ऐसा नहीं कि इन सीमित कदमों का लाभ नहीं होगा। होगा जरूर पर वो सीमित ही रहेगा। 

खैर दुष्कर्म मेरी नज़रों में सेक्सुअलिटी की विकृत समझ से ज्यादा उपजा है बजाय नारीवाद की इस समझ से कि ये पुरुष की अधिकार भावना मतलब पावर का विकृत स्वरूप है। क्योकि सत्ता का विकृत स्वरुप हर जगह मौजूद है और यहाँ भी है। इसको विशेष चश्मे से देखने की जरूरत नहीं। जुर्म जब कभी होता है तो जेंडर देख कर नहीं होता। जुर्म को जुर्म की परिभाषाओ के दायरे में ही समझना चाहिए। ये सीधी सी बात प्रायोजित फेमिनिस्ट वर्ग समूह को समझ में नहीं आती।  इसमें कोई पितृसत्तात्मक नाम का जिन्न ढूढने की जरूरत नहीं। दुष्कर्म एक विशेष प्रकार का जुर्म है जिसके तह में कोई साधरण कारण नहीं कि आपने कानून सख्त किया नहीं कि सब कुछ ठीक हो गया। जिस तरह के कदम उठायें जा रहे है वो बिल्कुल आधुनिक चिकित्सा पद्धति कि तरह है जिसमे तुरंत आराम तो मिल जाता है पर रोग जड़ से नहीं जाता है। 

इस तरह के सेक्सुअल डिसऑर्डर्स को दूर करने के लिए हमे भारतीय समाज में व्याप्त ढोंग और विरोधाभासो को बहुत सूक्ष्म रूप से समझना पड़ेगा। सिर्फ बात बात पे कानून का चाबुक चला देने से बात नहीं बनेगी। ये हमको समझना पड़ेगा कि प्राचीन काल का भारत समय के प्रवाह में बहते बहते उस मोड़ पे आ गया है कि जहा आधुनिक समाज में फैले तथाकथित नए तौर तरीके उसके सामने मुंह बाए खड़े है। क्या विकल्प है हमारे पास? इनको पकडे कि छोड़ कर आगे बढ़े? आज का आधुनिक भारत कुछ तो नीति निर्माताओं की गलती के कारण और युग के परिवर्तन चक्र के कारण द्वंद्ध का अखाड़ा बन गया है। ये जुर्म उसी द्वंद्ध से गुत्थम गुत्था का दुष्परिणाम है। वैसे भारतीय समाज हमेशा की तरह ऐसे वैचारिक  द्वंद्ध को पचाकर आगे बढ़ जाएगा  ऐसा मेरा यकीन है पर अभी तो द्वंद विकृत स्वरूप है। इस समय के भारत के दो स्वरूप है जहा एक ओर तो अधिकारों और मूलभूत जरूरतों से मरहूम लोगो की दुनिया है जहा प्रसव पीड़ा से ग्रसित स्त्री को कई मील चल कर डिलीवरी करनी पड़ती है, एक आदमी को जरा सा काम कराने के लिए कई लोगो के आगे विवश होना पड़ता है तो दूसरी ओर नयी जनरेशन के लोग है जिनको बस जल्दी से पढ़ कर या बिना पढ़े नोट कमाने की धुन है नयी कार और खूबसूरत बीवी के साए में। इनको एथिक्स से ज्यादा कुछ लेना नहीं क्योकि आँखों में इनके स्वार्थ की धुंध हमेशा छाई  रहती है।

नीति निर्माता जो ये सख्त कानून बना कर दुष्कर्म रोक देने का ख्वाब देख रहे है ग्रामीण भाषा में कहे तो लंठनमति बुद्धि की परिचायक है। लंठनमति बुद्धि  से अभिप्राय काठ के उल्लुओं से है। जब आपने ग्लोबल संस्कृति के लिए द्वार खोल दिया है तो सिर्फ उपभोग के सामान जिसमे शैम्पू से लेकर सेंट तक है तो सिर्फ सामान ही नहीं बल्कि एक ख़ास प्रकार के मूल्यों का भी प्रवाह होगा। आपने सामान तो खरीदा ही पर साथ में कुछ सूक्ष्म विकृत मूल्य भी आप लेकर  चले आये जिसको तो आप ना अपना पा रहे है और ना ही तज पा रहे है। इसको आपने इग्नोर किया जिसका दुष्परिणाम आप आज देख  रहे है।इसको स्त्री पुरुष के अधिकार संघर्ष के आइने में देखने के बजाय सेक्सुअल भावनाओ को सही दिशा देने का मामला है। लेकिन हो ठीक उल्टा रहा है। जहा पे पुरुष तो ट्रैक से भटके हुए ही थें स्त्री ने भी राह अपना ली जहा देह से परे उसके कुछ भी नहीं। जहा उसे अपने को सेक्स ऑब्जेक्ट में परवर्तित होता हुआ स्वरूप अपना एक मूलभूत अधिकार सरीखा बन गया है। सो इस देश में बच्चे से लेकर स्त्री तक सब ने अपने अधिकारों की  अजीब सी परिभाषायें गढ़ ली है और सब उसे अपनी तरह से जस्टिफाय कर रहे है। और कुछ नहीं कर और समझ रहे है तो वो ये कि आपके अपने कर्त्तव्य क्या है या आपको कौन से बेहतर त्याग करने है समाज को बेहतर रूख देने के लिए। सब के सब अपने क्षुद्र सीमाओ में सीना फुला कर जी रहे है। अपने सीमित सफ़लताओ-असफलताओ को ढ़ोते तोपची बने फिर रहे है।

तो एक तरफ “लौंडिया मिस काल से पट रही है” और दूसरी तरफ़ अगर  आप के पास ख़ास तरह का मोबाईल है तो वो आपकी मर्दानगी का सिम्बल है और इसके एवज में आप एक खूबसूरत स्त्री से छुट्टे पैसे के नहीं बल्कि कॉन्डोम के हकदार है। तो एक तरफ इस प्रकार का भारत है, इस तरह का समाज है  जहा इस तरह के बोल्ड दृश्य विद्यमान है। एक तरफ वो संस्कृति है जिसमे बॉयफ्रेंड/गर्लफ्रेंड आम बात होते हुए भी ऑनर किल्लिंग्स होती है, चमकते घरो में भी भ्रूण हत्या होती है, हर तरह के अपकर्म होते है। लेकिन इसके परे एक भारत और भी है जहा आम स्त्री पुरुष, वास्तविक धरातल पर जीते हुए हर तरह का संघर्ष कर रहे है। इनके पास बनावटी अधिकार चेतना का विमर्श नहीं बल्कि इनके अपने साधारण से ख्वाब है, साधारण सी जद्दोजहद है। और तकलीफ की बात है इनके बारे में कोई बात नहीं करता। जबकि सारी  सरकारी नीतियों का ये दुष्परिणाम ये चुपचाप झेलते है। ख़ास वर्ग से आती समस्यायों को भी यही वर्ग झेल रहा है चाहे वो किसी अमीरजादे की गाडी के नीचे आकर कुचल जाने का मामला हो, किसी के हवस का शिकार बन जाना हो,  या जरूरी वस्तुओ के आसमान छूने के कारण आभाव में जीने का दुःख हो, ये सब एक बड़े माध्यम वर्ग- आम लोगो का निरीह समूह- की किस्मत बन गयी है। कडुवी सच्चाई यही है कि इनके बारे में कोई बात नहीं करता है पर इनका इस्तेमाल करके आगे जरूर बढ़ जाता है।

उम्मीद है इन पे भी  विचार करके देश को सार्थक दिशा देने का प्रयास किया जाएगा।  इनकी भी किस्मत संवारने का सार्थक प्रयास किया जाएगा ग्लोबल भारत में जहा हर प्रकार के जायज़-नाजायज़ अधिकारों के साथ बहुत से संघर्ष चल रहे है। इस  अंतर्द्वंद में इस उपेक्षित वर्ग, आम पुरुषो।औरतो का समूह, की भी बात सुनी जायेगी जिनके बल पर देश टिका हुआ है।

 

इन हाथों की भी क़द्र करना सीखे

इन हाथों की भी क़द्र करना सीखे

 

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Delhi Gang Rape: Important Aspects Totally Overlooked By The Paid Mainstream Media

Rape Is A Social Issue!

Rape Is A Social Issue!


India’s braveheart girl must have begun a new journey in some other mysterious world. Back in India, the land of her birth and also death in such a tragic fashion, after being gang-raped and sexually assaulted in most barbaric manner, leading to severe multiorgan failure, the protests have begun to lose momentum. That’s a typical course of action for any movement in India. It sooner or later, becomes part of fading memory and, after some years, many find it hard to recollect what exactly happened! Even in this case, eyewash gesture of setting another committee had been done, ignoring  Supreme Court’s previous directions, which talked about safety of  citizens, especially the women. In fact, constitutional provisions and Law Commission recommendations, if implemented with total sincerity, are suffice to take care of safety concerns of women, always left vulnerable to such cruel turns of destiny. One Lakshmi, researcher related with women’s issue, made a fitting remark in The Hindu: “She didn’t die of multiorgan failure, but it was the multiorgan failure of this society and the state which killed her.” 

For instance, in this case, how was this bus with illegal tinted glass windows, allowed to move freely on the streets, and that too, when it passed through many police check-posts? What were the cops doing? Even in UP, cars with illegal glass windows, usually having, illegal blue/red beacon lights are in fashion. So why is the Traffic Superintendent, a mute spectator in this regard,  when the policemen from the same department are so damn conscious about ensuring regular hafta (a form of bribery) at every crossing from the truck drivers? That’s because no body is interested in annoying the political goons, occupying the high posts as Ministers! The government and High Court wish that common citizens should act as guardians of democracy but have they ensured safety of  the whistle-blowers? Before this case,Assistant Sub Inspector Ravinderpal Singh, was shot dead allegedly by Akali Dal leader local secretary (Urban) Ranjit Singh Rana and three of his associates on December 05, 2012, in Amritsar, Punjab, who had resisted the harassment of his daughter. In the same state, a gang-rape victim committed suicide on December 26, 2012, nearly a month after alleged gang-rape, which took place on November 13, 2012, being pressed upon both by police and the society to compromise. In this alleged gang-rape, a woman, identified as Shinderpal Kaur,  played a key role. The point that’s being suggested is that popular anger which has got focused on “hang the rapists” or, for that matter, demand for more stringent punishment  is absolutely misplaced. That’s not going to yield any better result.

The paid media, having struck unholy nexus, with the government, is constantly projecting  rhetoric or misplaced popular sentiments. In United States and in other nations, despite having tough provisions, the rape incidents are quite frequent, even as the better implementation of strict provisions have ensured  lesser victimization rate. The point worth considering is that they have given to wider considerations side-by-side stricter laws, which includes concerns related with widespread denial of women as potential sexual aggressors, female-female rape, distinction between forcible and non-forcible rapes, rape of males by females and etc. The researches there also included the impact of drugs, especially alcohol. Even though timing of entering into contrasts with United States is not okay, especially at this point of time, I am but compelled to do since angry people have given way to demand for tougher laws, forgetting that stricter laws can only work wonders when we have sound and sympathetic government machinery in action. Is that the case in India, wherein all sorts of legal provisions have got limited to law books alone?  

Against this backdrop, before I deal specifically with the Delhi gang-rape, I wish to clearly state that it would be fatal to confine the urge for changes to “safety of women alone” or, for that matter, demand for stricter provisions to prevent rape. This line of action is being deliberately highlighted under pressure from feminist wings, tactically supported by Congress government, which hopes to regain power with female voters and minority card in next Parliamentary actions. The mainstream media is also singing the same tune, because in wake of fear to lose government’s aid,  it has no other option but to toe the stance taken by government. This whole drama which captured the nation’s attention from December 16, 2012, until death of gang-rape victim was a well-orchestrated show managed perfectly well by the paid media and Congress government. There are enough circumstantial evidences which give proof of it that the real story is something else and it’s more horrible than what we all came to witness in these past turbulent fifteen days. I will deal with this aspect later in this article but first let’s not ignore these pertinent points. 

Had the protests been genuine and intentions of government honest, the demand would have not been focused on safety of women or rights of women alone, it would have been focused on better safety concerns for every citizen, irrespective of gender. The most horrible thing is that this time politics was done in name of this unfortunate girl, victim of brutal gang-rape, who is no longer in this world. This protest was given vulgar and aggressive shape by the vested interests with immediate and  long-term gains in mind. The news of  nuisance created by agents of Congress, belonging to NSUI wing, at India gate have now surfaced, and this confirms the suspicion that real story is something else. Three main reasons could be deviating attention of general public from its recent failures on all fronts, diminishing the impact of victory of Narendra Modi at national level, and, above all,  an attempt to keep intact the female votes, by emerging as champion of female rights ( the way it tries to emerge as protector of minorities) in long term with some immediate steps in this direction right now.

It’s really ironical that on the one hand sponsored protesters, and foreign funded women’s organisations,  are demanding for tougher laws, and, on other hand, this case is now being under the vigilance of Delhi High Court since it has taken suo moto cognizance! Now that’s pretty disturbing! What was the need to do so? May be its apprehensive that government machinery might play foul and delay the justice, and thus, it’s intervention becomes necessary to ensure fair and speedy justice! Without debating the merit of High Court’s decision to take suo moto cognizance of this case, I wish to know will superior courts always take moto cognizance of such cases to ensure fair trial once tough laws come into operation? In other words,  we are mindlessly asking for tough laws in a nation, wherein  monitoring of cases by superior  court becomes necessary to ensure fair  justice. In the United States, we have a fair system which not only ensures that tough laws operate within a perfect apparatus but also that cases be dealt in scientific manner. Imagine the consequences of tough laws in corrupt and biased set up which India entertains, wherein right from investigation to trial stage, everything is shoddy and flawed. Does our system has ensured that those abusing the process of law do not go scot-free?

We have already witnessed what has been the fate of tough dowry provisions and SC/ST provisions and still dare to believe that tough provisions would stop rapes in current set-up? Isn’t it was the fear of misuse which led to scrapping of POTA provisions? I am afraid it would only lead to further deterioration of men-women relationships, which is the agenda of foreign sponsored feminist  institutions (weakening the institution called family and marriage) and also of secular parties, which breed on chaos and disorder. I mean we are living in times, wherein rape has become some sort of tool to settle scores, a weapon to blackmail, to an extent that even consensual sexes, after love gone sour, gets projected as rape. I am sure a little commonsense, instead of expecting everything to be achieved with the help of laws, would yield better results.

We should not forget that we are living in times, wherein, an actress, Maria Susairaj, can enter in one of the most macabre murders, ever intercepted by world of crime. That’s why instead of a knee jerk reaction, a conscious approach which ensures that cases are dealt in light of merit, not governed by biases for any particular gender shall create better days. Mere strict provisions, with ample scope of their misuse shall only make females become natural enemy of males. There are many MPs and members of state assemblies,booked under rape charges, and if they are asked about it they would let you know that they have been falsely implicated! Their versions may or may not be true, but it does give you an idea that either legal system is being used to settle scores or it’s not being used at all! Against this backdrop, how would you ensure that tough provisions would ensure justice?    Let’s have a glimpse how this system functions. The death of constable Subhash Tomar, amid the violent protests at India Gate, is now shrouded in mystery. The autopsy report suggests, that death was caused by a sharp object but the witnesses claim that death was a natural affair and no such attack was involved! See the contradiction.

But we are living in strange times. The mere appeal to women to dress properly or maintain right visiting hours is seen as some sort of curtailing their rights or independence, and not as commonsense. That’s because so-called lust for absolute freedom, on par with corrupt theories sponsored by feminists, have robbed of their ability to think in simple terms, making them see every such sound advice as insult of their beings. For instance, I  am sure even a men, however strong may he be, run the risk of being attacked and killed, if he dares to move on streets all alone during nocturnal hours! So is there any point in seeing a crime in a gender specific way and demanding safety of women alone? Check the data and you would find more number of men killed in tragic way. So should I start campaigning for safer world of men? Attack and getting killed is more failure of law and  order, instead of something born out of  gender specific cause. Another idiotic argument presented by the feminists, and modern girls, is that wearing provocative dress is no invitation to rape. That’s true and I agree whole-heartedly with the counter offered but what I totally disagree is that provocative dressing creates no impact. That defies psychological laws. It’s a common phenomenon that both female and male physiological responses i.e. erectile responses are involuntary in wake of anticipating atmosphere surcharged with sexual stimulants. 

So why are we trying to create a system, which mainly tries to accommodate demands of one sex, not in tune with common sense and  psychological aspects? Mind you even “gun-culture” would not ensure a safe scenario if some basic sociological principles get avoided. That’s the reason why gun-culture in United States has not ensured desired result. Anyway, I am not suggesting that following such simple steps, rapes would become a rarity or, for that matter, decently dressed woman would altogether be free of sexual assaults, but these simple steps would ensure a significant drop in crime against woman. That’s exactly what  Vrinda Grover, lawyer and women’s activist, is trying to say when she  says that: ” There is no evidence to suggest that the death penalty acts as a deterrent to rape…….Certainty of punishment rather than the severity of its form could act as a deterrent.” (The Hindu)

It’s also strange that gang-rape of this girl is being projected as awakening of this nation but it’s really baffling to understand what exactly are we trying to say when we say so? Are we trying to say that had this girl been not gang-raped we would have never awakened? That’s why I feel this huge protest is orchestrated or it’s totally redundant. That I say so since Delhi has already attained the infamous title of being “rape capital of the country'” long back ago. There were 568 cases of rape, registered in 2007-2011 period. So was Delhi and whole nation sleeping? The Times of India news report from where I picked this data, quoting a police official, stated:  “Former IPS officer Y P Singh said the police informally classify rape into two categories: technical and violent. ‘In case of technical rapes, there is an element of consent involved and there is no violence. Some examples are a lady caught red-handed in an act and then alleging rape; a man inducing a lady with a false promise of marriage and having intercourse. There have also been cases where departmental seniors have called for wives of suspended juniors to stop the husband being dismissed from service,” said Singh.”  

At the time when this case caught the limelight, an unfortunate mother in Uttar Pradesh, was struggling hard to get  justice in a case involving suicide of her daughter, after being gang-raped. However, neither the media nor the concerned  higher authorities including District Magistrate paid any attention to her grievances. That makes it even more important to understand the true elements constituting the protest at India Gate and Jantar Mantar. That I say so because in past we have witnessed murder most foul like Naina Sahni murder case, Madhumita Shukla murder case, Jessica Lal murder case, and brutal rapes like one involving Aruna Shanbaug and rape of a twelve year old mentally challenged girl by a drunkard in Mumbai local train even as the others remained a mute spectator, and now we pretend that after December 16 gang-rape, nation has awakened, and, thus, demand greater safety of women! 

How can we forget the brutal gang-rapes of  two Mizo women, abducted from Dhaula Kuan, Delhi, and repeatedly gang-raped in moving vehicles in 2005 and 2010? Why we did not then gave way to such awakening? In fact, they were too dumped on the street, unconscious and without clothes, very much like the December 16 tragic episode? They were not subjected to injuries of grave nature but they are still facing emotional trauma.”The condition of this woman is worse as she seems to have lost her mental balance after the incident. “I have been told she still flows into a fit of rage, bangs her head against the wall and keeps on inflicting injuries on her private parts,” informed one of the members belonging to the  Northeast Support Centre & Helpline while narrating the normalcy report of  2005 case victim.

That’s why it becomes more than necessary to intercept this December 16 gang-rape case under the lens and scrutinize its each aspect very deeply. The moment you do so, you realize that this tragic episode, was used very shrewdly to serve some vested interests and there are many dark aspects, which have not at all surfaced despite being vast media coverage in sensational way. One might differ with my conjectures/hypothesis but the very facts point towards well-planned conspiracy to first blow out of proportion such episode and later conceal or destroy the evidences so that real picture never surfaces. Let’s deal with such dubious aspects one by one. First of all, many who had gathered at India Gate/Jantar Mantar were people belonging to women’s rights association and as per unconfirmed news reports there were disturbing elements from one political party to make the protests go out of control! The same thing happened. So that means less number of people from general public-the cattle class- and more people from dubious sections of society were mourning at the India gate and Jantar Mantar -the two spots which got maximum coverage by the mainstream media- demanding safety of women, which led to killing of constable Subash Tomar! 

Secondly, we need to know who was behind the decision to carry her to  Singapore based hospital? Why was that considered necessary and that too when it not only involved additional risk to patient but also involved huge expenditure involving taxpayer’s money? Medical fraternity is absolutely sure that there was no need to get her shifted to any other hospital, involving flight journey, when she was on ventilator, struggling hard to overcome multiorgan failure  Since it appears to be more a political reason than a medical reason, isn’t  that  shows lack of insensitivity on part of political class?  And secondly, a government claiming to ensure safety of woman, entered in such a cruel gesture when the whole nation was watching! It speak volumes about the decision making ability of Congress leaders, ironically, one of them is Lady Chief Minister of  Delhi! Agreeing  that Delhi High Court had remarked about shifting the victim to a super-specialty hospital but that was subject to  advice of medical experts and limited to extreme conditions. And the medical team has already  denied that they had no role in that decision! So who made this decision and for what reasons? It’s also curious  that electronic media channels, who covered the initial sensational phase of the tragic episode, were the ones, who abstained from covering the last ceremony of the victim, wherein it’s learned that government acted with undue haste to get the last rites done quickly, much against the opposition of parents of the victim! 

Anyway, the most sensational aspect happened while recording the statement of victim in the ICU. The Sub Divisional Magistrate Usha Chaturvedi was not only prevented from video recording of the victim’s statement by three senior police officers but also  asked by them to ” use a questionnaire they prepared”. Now that says all. The episode took a serious turn, making the SDM report the matter to Deputy Commissioner (East) B.M. Mishra. The questions we need to ask and think over are: Whom was Delhi Police trying to protect? Why was it not interested in having the videography done? Who were the backstage people involved, who influenced Delhi Police to act in that fashion? As per news reports, the people involved, the six men charged with crime, are people from lower section of society and so it’s highly impossible that top level police officers would react in that fashion and be head on with a superior authority unless some big fish is involved! And that too, at a moment, when right from Prime Minister to whole nation, everyone appeared  to be damn conscious about ensuring justice for this lady! So what was the need for Police officers to prevent the SDM from following her own way? Isn’t it a stunning blow to the claims that tough laws would ensure better environment for women? With this sort of functioning style, it’s anybody’s guess that only innocents would be behind the bars, leading to weakening of the societal structure, which in turn would help the foreign agents, in tandem with anti-India forces, to create more space for their direct control of affairs in India.

Anyway, I leave upon conscious readers to frame suitable answers for these disturbing questions. Right now I just pray for that departed soul: May you always rest in eternal peace. Hope Lord gives you all, what you failed to achieve in this ephemeral world, governed by human sharks, promoting their deadly agendas. Angels like you have no room for survival in this world.

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