Restoration of Human Rights in Burma(Myanmar)-GCIC appeal to the Prime Minister

The civil society groups in India reaffirm our concerns about the upcoming elections in Burma and declare our support to the people of Burma’s struggle for restoration of human rights, peace and democracy in their country.
We are deeply disturbed about the official visit of General Than Shwe to India as he does not represent the 50 million peoples of Burma, but instead represents only the military regime that has been culpable in mass atrocities and many systematic international crimes. He is also solely responsible for attempting to assassinate Daw Aung , the Jawaharlal Nehru Award-winner for International Understanding and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, in what has become known as the 2003 Depayin Massacre.



Saffron brigade's terror plots exposed
Ashish Khetan
New Delhi, July 15, 2010

A plot to target Vice-President Hamid Ansari. An RSS functionary mentoring the Ajmer Sharif and Mecca Masjid bomber. And a BJP leader planning an underground outfit to kill minorities has been exposed.
Headlines Today has exclusively accessed material - in the form of video tapes and witness accounts available with investigators - that puts elements within the Sangh Parivar under the scanner.


Aaj Tak TV Channel attacked by Hindutva outfit

GCIC strongly condemns the attack by Saffron activists today (16th July) on the office of Aaj Tak, a leading 24/7 Hindi news channel.

Activists of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), attacked the office of Aaj Tak, a leading 24/7 Hindi news channel after i a sting operation broadcast on its sister channel, Headlines Today


India’s Backwards Needs A Better Avatar-Vishal Mangalawadi

India’s Backwards Needs A Better Avatar
(Maoists, Gandhi and Hollywood’s Avatar)
Vishal Mangalwadi

Mother India
You are not in Hollywood’s Pandora . . . where James Cameron’s “Avatar” incarnated as a Na’vi to save the tribals from greed-driven brutal capitalists. You are in Mahatma Gandhi’s land of non-violence, where snakes and monkeys are gods and trees and women are goddesses, and yet where paramilitary forces can slice off a 25-year-old-woman’s breasts before butchering her and her elderly parents and chopping off three fingers from her 2-year-old toddler’s. Why?

Because, her parents were Maoist informers.
If so, why not present the case against them before a court?
Aren’t we a democracy, ruled by law?
Of course! We are the world’s largest democracy,
but who fights a war with democratic niceties?
What? . . . Is India at war?

Why else would anyone blast a bus carrying 12 Special Officers 20-feet up in the air with sophisticated explosives? Does that sound like a law-and-order problem to you? Don’t you know that enemy nations have already trained and equipped a standing army of 10,000 insurgents into becoming brutal beasts? At least one more lakh (100,000) trained rebels are living as “normal” people. Justice is for humans, not animals. The bus had twice as many civilians as paramilitary officers. Had these heartless terrorists allowed civilians to get off the bus before blowing it up, we could have considered treating them with civilized justice. The Prime Minister knows what he is talking about when he says that these Hindus-turned-Maoists are a much greater internal security threat to our nation than the few Muslims-turned-Jihadists.