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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Thursday, January 21, 2016

IIT Kharagpur- Protest against Rohit's Death


For the first time,IIT Kharagpur students demonstrated for a cause which is not limited within the campus,which though still may boast of the pride of Hijli Barracks wherein the East India Company and the British Raj kept imprisoned the freedom fighters since 1757.

IIT Kharagpur students stand united with the students and youth countrywide.It is almost a history because these students are better known for RS Two Crore Campus recruitment and still it is the number one institution.Media would not cover the turnaround to focus the point that generation next cares for the nation and the masses and they also as Indian citizens are concerned most to ensure equality,justice,pluralism ,tolerance and peace.

Dr.Anand Teltumbde just returned from Hyderabad and would write ground zero report very soon.He called me and I requested him to send the IIT report that so that the best of our students in the best campus stand with the students and youth crying justice!He did it thanks Anand!

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Dr.Anand Teltumbed wrote:

Previous two mails were on the protest demonstration against the Central University of Hyderabad that unleashed spate of harassment of the dalit students belonging to Ambedkar Students Association, which has already taken a toll of one brilliant life -- Rohith vemula.

The write up is the pamphlet that was distributed and the handwritten posters pasted on walls at prominent public places.

A march was conducted i which many students participated.  


"The value of a man was reduced to his immediate identity and nearest possibility. To a vote. To a number. To a thing. Never was a man treated as a mind. As a glorious thing made up of star dust. In every field, in studies, in streets, in politics, and in dying and living"

– Rohith Vemula

In any 'free' country, protests symbolize a 'healthy and functioning' democracy, however under the current political dispensation, the message is bold and clear, 'if you are not with us, you are against us'. Like Bush Junior's famous axis of evil, the list of anti-national elements is ever expanding, anyone who voices a 'different' opinion. Once you are stuck with such a label, the fascists enjoy the power of judge, jury and executioner over the hapless targets. Rohith's case is no different than this. He had potential and a bright future ahead. He might have been someone.

Rohith Vemula was a young Dalit research scholar and student activist of the University of Hyderabad, who was among five students suspended by the administration and protesting against it. Rohith was forced to kill himself because he did not stop at that cardinal sin of fighting for his own people. He dared to speak for all the marginalized ones, be it the minorities, the workers or women as a leading activist of the Ambedkar Students Association (ASA). He also protested against the capital punishment which sparked controversy between ASA and another students organization named Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP).  The trouble took a sharp turn when ASA organised a protest march in August 2015 at the campus against the attack on the Montage Film Society in Delhi University by ABVP. They were attacked for screening a documentary movie 'Muzaffarnagar Baaqi Hai" that exposed the roles of Hindutva outfits in Muzaffarnagar riots in 2013. Local ABVP leader Susheel Kumar who posted a comment on Facebook calling ASA members 'goons' alleged that about 30 students belonging to the ASA had beaten him up and he had to be hospitalized. The University's Proctorial Board conducted an inquiry into the allegations with a medical examination which found no proof of injuries claimed by Susheel Kumar. But external political compulsion led to the formation of second proctorial committee which found Rohith and four others guilty of anti-national activities. This led to the eviction of Rohith and four others from hostel, library and campus public spaces. His stipend was also halted following this.

Despite the trouble and increasing tension on campus, while politicians prepared to fight on both sides, nobody bothered to reach out humanely to the students protesting by camping in the open. The suicide of students on India's best campuses is a tragedy that we do not wish to acknowledge or recognize. We ignored it.

He did not hate anyone or wish to use his final act against anyone, including those he was fighting against. He did not find space in the campus to pursue his true love — science. This intolerant situation forced Rohith to write "I always wanted to be a writer. A writer of science, like Carl Sagan. At last, this is the only letter I am getting to write" as he was sucked into the black-hole of mutual destruction by binaries that campus politics has become: You are either this or that, you are either with us or against us.

For the "murder-suicide", we blame the phantom limb of caste on which the pretentious democratic credentials of the republic are superimposed. The coward police secretly cremated Rohith's body, increasing the suspicion that it can be more than a institutional murder. We demand a detailed investigation and punishment of the guilty and oppose the institutional murder of Rohith Vemula.


A spectre will haunt the Brahmanical Academia, the spectre of Rohith Vemula!

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