Saturday, December 31, 2005

Palwinder Kaur- Inderjit Kaur, an INDIAN lesbian couple

This is a story of a Punjab. Palwinder Kaur, alias Goggi, 23, of Shakri village, has been living with Inderjit Kaur, alias Indu, a resident of Sarhali village, at the former’s house.

Talking about these two, Palwinder Kaur, who will ready to take the responsibility of Inderjit Kaur, after their marriage as a husband and Inderjit Kaur will ready to enjoy a wife life with Palwinder Kaur. But they did not wants to marry and want to live together whole life.

"We met eight year ago first time, at that time we both were studing in Government Girls High School, Sarhali", said Palwinder on phone. "After that first day in school we meet continue, and i left my studies after 10th class but i regularly meet with Indu" She added.

"Our families try to separate us but they would not get any success, as we decided to live whole life together" said Inderjit.

Homosexual relationships are not very rare in INDIA. As rich INDIAN culture do not have any place for homosexual relationship, that is why many lesbian or guy couples hide their reality and forced to live a heretosexual life.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Bhopal Gas Tragedy: A case study (Part-I)


2-3rd December 1984, was black night for the people of Bhopal City, who lived around the Union Carbide India Ltd. (UCIL). If they try to forget that black night, they can not do it.

The Bhopal Gas Tragedy, involving a massive release of 40 tonnes heavier-than-air toxic methylisocyanate (MIC) gas, resulted in the death or injury of many thousands of people in the surrounding residential areas. The Union Carbide India Ltd. (UCIL) pesticide plant in Bhopal, which used to manufacture the pesticide Servin (carbaryl) gained world-wide recognition as a result of this tragic chemical disaster on the night of 2-3rd December 1984.

Half a million people were exposed to the gas and 20,000 have died to date as a result of their exposure. More than 120,000 people still suffer from ailments caused by the accident and the subsequent pollution at the plant site. These ailments include blindness, extreme difficulty in breathing, and gynecological disorders.

Moreover, the Bhopal Disaster is claimed as the worst industrial disaster in history.

01. Cause of Bhopal Gas leak

A large volume of water had apparently been introduced into the methylisocyanate (MIC) tank, causing a chemical reaction forcing the pressure release valve to open and allowing the gas to leak.

02. Who owned the Bhopal plant at the time of the incident and who owns it now?

The Bhopal plant was owned and operated by Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL), an Indian company that was owned by Union Carbide Corporation. In 1994, Union Carbide sold its entire interest in UCIL to MacLeod Russell (India) Limited, which renamed the company Eveready Industries India, Limited (EIIL). In 1998, the government of the State of Madhya Pradesh revoked EIIL's lease on and took possession of the facility and publicly assumed all accountability for the site, including the completion of any further remediation.

03. What did Union Carbide do to assist Bhopal victims after the gas leak?

In 1989, Union Carbide and UCIL entered into a $470 million legal settlement with the Indian Government that settled all claims arising from the incident. The settlement was affirmed by the Indian Supreme Court, which described it as "just, equitable and reasonable." The money was promptly paid to the Government of India by Union Carbide and UCIL.

04. What has Madhya Pradesh Government done for Gas Tragedy victims?

The Department of Bhopal Gas Tragedy Relief and Rehabilitation was set up by the Madhya Pradesh Government on August 29, 1985, in view of the long term medical, social, economic and environmental relief and rehabilitation needs of the survivors of the disaster. In the last 16 years the department has spent well over Rs. 400 crores. Of this about Rs. 200 crores have been spent on medical relief, Rs. 60 crores on economic rehabilitation, Rs. 70 crores on social rehabilitation and Rs. 70 crores on environmental rehabilitation.

But above all, the efforts of Madhya Pradesh government did not bring any benefit for Gas victims. 800 crores of rupees spent by state government did not give any positive result that might be due to corruption in Gas relief department or irresponsible attitude of state government.

Continue in Part II

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Miss Uma Bharti on Ram Roti Yatra, again misusing religion

She is worship by INDIAN villagers, not for her political career but they consider her a Sadhvi & Sanyasin (holy women). In childhood Uma Bharti used to give religious discourse, due to it Hindu villagers (They constitute 70% of population of INDIA) consider her a holy women. But after entering in politics ( Bhartiya Janta Party), often she uses the religious sentiments of villages for her benefits.

Again, by the name of "Ram Roti Yatra" she tries to gain the support of Hindu men of Central INDIA. Uma Bharti, was expelled from Bhartiya Janta Party in indicipline, as she tried to get chiefministership of Central INDIAN state, Madhya Pradesh. After being expelled from party she got angry, and began "Ram Roti Yatra", Bhopal (capital of Madhya Pradesh) to Ayodhya (Hindu pilgrimage, or centre of 1993 Hindu- Muslim riots after demoliation of Babri Mosque by the members of an alleged hard Hindu group; Uma Bharti also had contributed for these riot).

No doubt, on the name of religion and little sympathy, she got very good response from villages especially from poor section of rural areas. Really she attracted huge crowd, by wearing saffron dress ( Saffron colour attached with Hindu religion). But villages do not know that she again befool them. After Yatra she would be get benefits, but do these poor villagers get anything?

Saturday, December 10, 2005

In Madhya Pradesh Jails, women prisoner not allow to wear Under-Garments

It sounds or seems very odd and also unbelievable that Madhya Pradesh (Central INDIAN state) Jail department not provides undergarment to women prisoners, only due to a little fear or bias attitute of Jail department officials. Jail department fears that Women prisoners would use the undergarment for making sucide attempt.

This shameful attitude of Jail department come in light after the inspection of many jails in state by State Women Right Commission, which made under the supervision of Rajo Malviya, member of Madhya Pradesh Women Right Commission.

On this regard Rajo Malviya says "Jail department showing discrimination between men and women prisoners, as they do not provide undergarment to women prisoners".

Tommorrow, many protest, demonstration or rally would be organised to mark the World Human Right Day, but do we really saving human right? Do this rallies and demonstration stop the violation of human right? We can not stop violation of Human Right until our society should remove bias attitute. Like in this case Jail department prevent the women prisoners to wear undergarments. Does it not consider the violation of Human Right?