In this issue
- Kalyan, BJP leaders held guilty in Liberhan report
- Justice Liberhan report leaves out punitive action
- Traces of Babri villains thrive in every pillar of the system
- 17 Sena men held for attack on TV channel
- PIL filed to summon Modi, aides for questioning in riots case
- Vinita Kamte writes a book in search of truth behind her husbands death
- Mumbai top cop admits to lapses on 26/11
- Maoists blow up railway station, tracks, utility structures
- Vigilance Bureau issues fresh summons to Koda
- Hindu fundamentalists spreading hatred against Muslims: IUML
Opinions & Editorials
- Nov 24, 2009, The HinduProof of planning, conspiracy a big blow to BJP, RSS – Siddharth Varadarajan
- Searing indictment of RSS, BJP, but action to be taken: nothing – By Siddharth Varadarajan
- Liberhans Lapses – By Rajinder Puri
- Sena goes berserk – Editorial
- The end of one life: Ishrat Jehan – By Harsh Mander
- Victims always – By Venkitesh Ramakrishnan and Ajoy Ashirwad Mahaprashasta
A week-long programme on communal harmony and national unity was
organised at the Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW) began on Thursday. On
the occasion, DLW officials and employees took oath of national unity.
all religion prayer meeting at the community hall was held by the
scouts and guides. According to DLW spokesperson, a series of
programmes including cultural events, seminar and peace march would be
organised during the week.
Cricket tournament: The DLW Sports
Association will organise a four-day Cooch Bihar Trophy Cricket
Tournament (under 19) at the DLW sports ground from Friday.
- JK, NE children pin communal harmony flags on VP (Nov 25, 2009, Yahoo)
The Justice M S Liberhan commission report has not recommended
punitive action against anyone for the demolition of the Babri Masjid
and calls for a new law to punish people using religion for political
ends. The commission indicts 68 people for the demolition of the Babri
Masjid on December 6, 1992 in Ayodhya, Law Minister Veerappa Moily told
CNN-IBN after the report was tabled before Parliament on Tuesday.
Kalyan Singh, who was the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh during the
mosque’s demolition, has come for the harshest criticism in the report.
He is accused of posting bureaucrats and police officers who would stay
silent during the mosque’s demolition in Ayodhya.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Uttar Pradesh then, the
one-man commission said in its report: "Kalyan Singh’s government was
the essential component needed by the Sangh Parivar for its purposes.
Kalyan Singh lived up the expectations of the Parivar". The
commission’s report says Singh and his Cabinet allowed the Rashtriya
Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) to directly run his government. The statement
government had "systematically and in a pre-planned manner removed
inconvenient bureaucrats from positions of power, dismantled and
diluted the security apparatus and infrastructure, lied consistently to
the high court and the Supreme Court of India and to the people of
India to evade constitutional governance and thus betrayed the
confidence of the electorate". "The chief minister and his cabinet were
the proverbial insiders who caused the collapse of the entire system."
allegedly maintained a "studied silence" even at the height of the
crisis in December 1992 and "refused to allow even a single measure
which might impede the Ayodhya campaign or prevent the assault on the
disputed structures, the journalists or the innocent people". He
allegedly did not direct the police "to use force or resort to firing
to chase away the miscreants or to save the lives of those wretched