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Peoples March Editor released.

Posted by ajadhind on February 26, 2008

At last the fasict government released our People’s March Editor Govindan Kutty.
Here is what Govindan Kutty hada to say:-
Dear friends,I was released from prison today around noon.I thank the print and mass media in extending their support for my struggle in prison.I thank the civil and democratic rights orgonisations, Kerala Working journalists union, Advocates P.A. Paura, Madhusudan in extending legal assistance, Arundati Roy, Girish Karnad, Maheshwata Devi in exposing my cause.People’s March publication will be resumed as early as possible.Normally police seize only the hard disks of any computer. In My case they seized the whole C.P.U., Monitor, Key Board, Mouse, Speekers everything. I have to buy everything as the seized items will be returned only after the closure of the case by court.Normally police seize only the SIM card. In my case police seized the mobile itself.That means I have to spend money for a computer and mobile.The owners of the printing press which prints People’s March were threatened by police. They refuse to print People’s March. These are he problems before the People’s March. Eventough People’s March is a Registered Newspaper registered under the Registrar of Newspapers for India.Liberal financial assistance is the ned of the hour to resume People’s March publication.

P.Govindan kuttyEditor, People’s March

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Terrorism Un-Islamic.

Posted by ajadhind on February 26, 2008

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New Delhi – The Darul-Uloom Deoband in India, considered the most influential school for Islamic law in Asia, Monday denounced terrorism as against the teachings of Islam at a conference of clerics from India and abroad, news reports and officials said. The head of the powerful seminary, Maulana Marghoobur Rahman, said terrorism was completely wrong and thoughtless and contradicted Islam’s concept of peace, the NDTV network reported.
It was quoting from his address to 10,000 participants from religious schools – known as madrassas – and foreign delegates.
Speaking at the institution, some 150 kilometres north of New Delhi, Rahman also criticized the Indian government, saying that policing of madrassas and students was unjustified and went against the secular character of the country.
Although the conference did not see a fatwa being issued against terrorism, as news reports earlier indicated, observers said it was significant that Muslim groups adopted a declaration calling terrorism “un-Islamic” at the conclave.
“Islam is a religion of mercy for all humanity. Islam sternly condemns all kinds of oppression, violence and terrorism. It has regarded oppression, mischief, rioting and murder among severest sins and crimes,” the declaration stated.
“Islam prohibits killing of innocent people,” said the document adopted by the 10,000 participants.
Although the declaration would not be as binding as a fatwa, it was an important one – a “strong signal” against terrorism from an institution that has been blamed for inspiring conservative and radical Islamic movements.
The Deoband school was established in the late 19th century and has adherents from Afghanistan and Pakistan to the whole of South- East Asia. The Taliban have often claimed adherence to the Deoband seminary, which has been strongly denied by the scholars there.
The declaration at Deoband also criticized attempts to link Muslims and madrassas with terrorist acts. It noted with concern the present situation across the world in which a majority of a nations were adopting an adverse attitude towards Muslims.
“The disease (terrorism) has been diagnosed in a wrong way. Whenever any incident of terrorism happens, there is an effort to link it to Muslims or those studying in madrassas,” Deoband spokesman Adil Siddique told reporters.
“This is totally wrong. I must emphasize that the real disease must be diagnosed, then only is the cure possible,” Siddique said.

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Somen : Naxal or innocent?

Posted by ajadhind on February 26, 2008

The Maoist leader, Somen, arrested by the West Bengal police on Saturday, is now in jail. He has been charged with sedition.But back at his home in Khardah in Kolkata’s suburbs, his wife and his mother refuse to believe he was waging a war against the state. As far as they know, Somen, whose real name is Himadri Sen Roy, was doing a sales job and traveling all the time.

The last time he visited home was 1993, after the birth of his son.

Two women, bound by a common fate, seeking comfort in each other’s company — mother Bina Pani who brought up her son Somen in great adversity and wife Shikha, who is now rearing their only son in equally impoverished circumstances.

”The allegations that have been leveled against him are completely baseless. I want to let the common people know that he is not an anti-national but a patriot,” said Shikha Sen Roy, Somen’s wife.

”I seek an immediate release of my son. I had lost my other son long ago. He was only 10 years old,” said Binapani Sen Roy, Somen’s mother.

The police believe Somen, who was arrested near Barasat on Saturday, is the secretary of Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-M) Bengal wing, the brain behind the recent killings of CPI-M leaders in Purulia, Bankura and West Midnapore districts and an expert in handling Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).

But Somen’s childhood friends fondly remember him as an intelligent boy, baptized in Naxalite politics in the late sixties.

”He always wanted to work for the poor and ordinary people. He was always engaged in this kind of political activities.,” said Swapan Saha, Councillor, Khardah municipality.

Somen is languishing in jail for his innate belief in socio-economic equality for the downtrodden. His family members are now worried that he doesn’t meet Dr Binayak Sen’s fate for his political conviction

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