THE HIMALAYAN TALK: INDIAN GOVERNMENT FOOD SECURITY PROGRAM RISKIER

http://youtu.be/NrcmNEjaN8c The government of India has announced food security program ahead of elections in 2014. We discussed the issue with Palash Biswas in Kolkata today. http://youtu.be/NrcmNEjaN8c Ahead of Elections, India's Cabinet Approves Food Security Program ______________________________________________________ By JIM YARDLEY http://india.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/04/indias-cabinet-passes-food-security-law/

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS CRITICAL OF BAMCEF LEADERSHIP

[Palash Biswas, one of the BAMCEF leaders and editors for Indian Express spoke to us from Kolkata today and criticized BAMCEF leadership in New Delhi, which according to him, is messing up with Nepalese indigenous peoples also. He also flayed MP Jay Narayan Prasad Nishad, who recently offered a Puja in his New Delhi home for Narendra Modi's victory in 2014.]

THE HIMALAYAN DISASTER: TRANSNATIONAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT MECHANISM A MUST

We talked with Palash Biswas, an editor for Indian Express in Kolkata today also. He urged that there must a transnational disaster management mechanism to avert such scale disaster in the Himalayas. http://youtu.be/7IzWUpRECJM

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS LASHES OUT KATHMANDU INT'L 'MULVASI' CONFERENCE

अहिले भर्खर कोलकता भारतमा हामीले पलाश विश्वाससंग काठमाडौँमा आज भै रहेको अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय मूलवासी सम्मेलनको बारेमा कुराकानी गर्यौ । उहाले भन्नु भयो सो सम्मेलन 'नेपालको आदिवासी जनजातिहरुको आन्दोलनलाई कम्जोर बनाउने षडयन्त्र हो।' http://youtu.be/j8GXlmSBbbk

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS LASHES OUT KATHMANDU INT'L 'MULVASI' CONFERENCE

अहिले भर्खर कोलकता भारतमा हामीले पलाश विश्वाससंग काठमाडौँमा आज भै रहेको अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय मूलवासी सम्मेलनको बारेमा कुराकानी गर्यौ । उहाले भन्नु भयो सो सम्मेलन 'नेपालको आदिवासी जनजातिहरुको आन्दोलनलाई कम्जोर बनाउने षडयन्त्र हो।' http://youtu.be/j8GXlmSBbbk

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS BLASTS INDIANS THAT CLAIM BUDDHA WAS BORN IN INDIA

THE HIMALAYAN VOICE: PALASH BISWAS DISCUSSES RAM MANDIR

Published on 10 Apr 2013 Palash Biswas spoke to us from Kolkota and shared his views on Visho Hindu Parashid's programme from tomorrow ( April 11, 2013) to build Ram Mandir in disputed Ayodhya. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77cZuBunAGk

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALSH BISWAS FLAYS SOUTH ASIAN GOVERNM

Palash Biswas, lashed out those 1% people in the government in New Delhi for failure of delivery and creating hosts of problems everywhere in South Asia. http://youtu.be/lD2_V7CB2Is

Palash Biswas on BAMCEF UNIFICATION!

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS ON NEPALI SENTIMENT, GORKHALAND, KUMAON AND GARHWAL ETC.and BAMCEF UNIFICATION! Published on Mar 19, 2013 The Himalayan Voice Cambridge, Massachusetts United States of America

BAMCEF UNIFICATION CONFERENCE 7

Published on 10 Mar 2013 ALL INDIA BAMCEF UNIFICATION CONFERENCE HELD AT Dr.B. R. AMBEDKAR BHAVAN,DADAR,MUMBAI ON 2ND AND 3RD MARCH 2013. Mr.PALASH BISWAS (JOURNALIST -KOLKATA) DELIVERING HER SPEECH. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLL-n6MrcoM http://youtu.be/oLL-n6MrcoM

Imminent Massive earthquake in the Himalayas

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS CRITICIZES GOVT FOR WORLD`S BIGGEST BLACK OUT

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS CRITICIZES GOVT FOR WORLD`S BIGGEST BLACK OUT

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS TALKS AGAINST CASTEIST HEGEMONY IN SOUTH ASIA

Palash Biswas on Citizenship Amendment Act

Mr. PALASH BISWAS DELIVERING SPEECH AT BAMCEF PROGRAM AT NAGPUR ON 17 & 18 SEPTEMBER 2003 Sub:- CITIZENSHIP AMENDMENT ACT 2003 http://youtu.be/zGDfsLzxTXo

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Saturday, September 12, 2015

The High Price of Conscience

Press Release – The High Price of Conscience


 

As much at ease reciting from the scriptures of the world's major religions as quoting chapter and verse from the Indian Constitution,Indian Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure, RB Sreekumara 1971 batch IPS officer remains one of the key whistleblowers blowing the lid of high level state complicity behind the Gujaratcarnage of 2002.

At the receiving end of state-driven vendetta that threatens his post retirement benefits, Sreekumar, in an exclusive interview to Communalism Combat-Newsclick and Hillele.org speaks of the significance of his bearing witness to the pogrom of 2002..The two part Interview can be heard at http://www.sabrang.com/cc/ccinterviews/sreekumar.htm  and also at

 

 

Sreekumar was ADGP State Intelligence Bureau Gujarat between April and September 2002, a critical period during which he was witness to deliberate inaction in the high echelons of power and subversion of the criminal justice system at the highest level. His actions during the communal carnage of 2002 were driven by conscience and a deep commitment to the rule of law, making him, as some others not just a thorn in the leash for the Modi regime but it's bête noir. He speaks to Newsclick-Communalism Combat about the cost of telling the truth in the public domain under the current Regime.

 

Seven days after he took over as ADGP, Intelligence, Sreekumar recommended stringent action against a slew of virulent pamphlets circulated in their thousands by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (). His view, as that of other senior policemen in Gujarat was blithely ignored by the home department headed by the then chief minister Modi. Thereafter, on four occasions, i.e. on 24.4.2002, 15.6.2002, 20.8.2002 and 28.8.2002 he sent four Confidential reports to the state recommending stringent measures to restore public confidence in the law and order machinery. These too were ignored. His independent report to chief election commissioner, James Lyndoh in August 2002 poked holes in the myth of 'normalcy' being propagated by the regime. His final act of exactitude that earned him his transfer was responding to the request of the National Minorities Commission (NCM) and sending a transcript of Modi's speech at Becharaji, Mehsana on 9.9.2002. His aide memoir,  a confidential register maintained between April and September 2002, is a record of the illegal instructions issued by his superiors. The Raghavan-dominated SIT failed to independently investigate the evidence that this officer provided with any probity.

 

Along with other officers like Rahul Sharma (now a lawyer having sought voluntary retirement) and Sanjiv Bhatt (Recently sacked from service), he has paid the price for standing by his conscience. Other officers who protected lives and properties have been similarly sidelined even as the collaborators in the services (IAS and IPS) hold high positions today.

 

RB Sreekumar also holds a Masters Degree in History. After he was appointed to the Gujarar cadre in 1971, he was at various times,Assistant Superintendent of Police, Deputy Inspector General, Deputy Director General DIG (Central Investigation Bureau), Joint Director (IG), and Additional Director General of Police. In 1999, under NDA I, he was even  awarded the President's medal for meritorious service. Today he is in the news once more as he prepares to move the Supreme Court of India after the Gujarat High Court (on September 4. 2015) has dealt him, and free Constitutional speech, a body blow.

 

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