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Saturday, June 14, 2008

Finally, compensation to Bhagalpur riot victims after 20 years

This is one of the decisions of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government that is surely going to strike a chord with a large section of populace especially the Muslims.

It has taken nearly two decades but it's definitely a step in the right direction, a move that will help hundreds of households that had lost their family members.

The riots had occurred in 1989 and the lawlessness in Bhagalpur had continued for months. The figure of deaths was estimated as high as 4,000. After the Jabalpur riots of 1961 , the Ahmedabad riot of 1969 and Moradabad riot , it was the biggest carnage in Independent India along with the Neilly massacre of Assam.

It was a different era in eighties, much before the advent of electronic media and it had taken months for the outside world to get to know the extent of death and destruction in Bhagalpur riots where bodies were dug out from fields much later.

Though the decade had witnessed major riots in Northern Indian cities including Meerut, Firozabad, Moradabad and Hashimpura-Maliana killings, the magnitude of riots in Bhagalpur had eclipsed all previous killings.

The passions had been building up for quite sometime after later Rajiv Gandhi's former aide Arun Nehru ensured the opening of locks at Ayodhya. The aim was to appease the 'Hindu voter' who was apparently upset due to the Congress' stand on Shahbano issue.

Before Bhagalpur, Bihar didn't have a history of rioting on such large scale. The rural area of Bhagalpur district was also affected. At Longain alone the figure of Muslims who were killed was 15oo. The rioters had butchered the innocents, buried the bodies and planted vegetables over them to conceal the deaths.

After sanctioning compensation for victims of Gujarat pogrom, the decision of UPA government to earmark Rs 3o crore for the Bhagalpur riot victims has come as a piece of rare good news. Hundreds of women were widowed in the riot and for them and their families lost their every bit.

The ex-gratia of Rs 3.5 lakh will help has come too late, but at least, it will help them in improving their lives.
At least, Nitish Kumar has the civility to accept that the financial package was necessary. He did make a pitch for riot victims and had also appointed commission to probe the riots after coming to power.

This is in sharp contrast to the BJP that had put up a shameless stance after the UPA government had announced the package for the victims of Gujarat riots. One hopes that there would never be communal riots of such magnitude in future in India.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hindustan Express is the leading Urdu daily of North India having a large number of readership in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Uttaranchal. Now is in the third year of publication. In these years it has created a need for Indian Muslim to read this newspaper withers via print or on net. Its net edition is also very popular among those who give priority to read news on net rather than its hard copy. Its net edition is very popular among NRI because this is the only newspaper of India WHICH PRESENTS THE TRUE PICTURE OF EVERY STORY. It is the only newspaper which no any bent to any political party. That is it is every popular among the readers and is regarded as the only unbiased newspaper.Formerly the address of our website was www.hindustanexpressdaily.com. But due to some unavoidable circumstances we have change it as www.dailyhindustanexpress.com.
In this very limited period we have break many stories which given a chance to an Urdu reader that an Urdu newspaper too can break story. BBC Urdu website regularly gives the references of Hindustan Express it shows that in news selection Hindustan Express is number one. It design is according to need of the reader. It has been designed in that manner which gives a reader a easy way to search and read the news. Its front and last page design is very popular among the readers who not only like to read news but they also take interest in layout. Hindustan express is getting regular advertisements from DAVP and DIP. Because of its wide reach it is very popular among the advertisers.
Its weekly edition is also very popular. The weekly edition Qauso Qazah publishes the story about education, career, film and the other good things like nazm, Ghazal Afsana and the material for women and Children.

webustaad said...

read about the man who worked behind the scene to make this compensation happen. Now Nitish and the Congress would like to take the credit but if it is not for Abu Qaiser it would not have happened. Think about Meerut, Nellie, Jamshedpur, etc.

http://www.twocircles.net/2008jun15/abu_qaiser_architect_bhagalpur_justice.html

ishqia said...

how merciless can people be?

this riots are common all over india. at times i feel glad i m an NRI. didnt have to face any such riots personally till now. alhamdulillah

Anonymous said...

APPEAL FOR JUSTICE TO SAVE FROM OPPRESSIVE LAWS

Dear Sir
From 1972 after independent ,Bangladeshi Nationals started to Established Industries investing family resources ,adopting innovative technology as SELF EARNER & to create job for million of unemployed as well as to achieve economic freedom when everything were damaged and leftover .
Government also started helping these fast growing PRIVATE SECTOR INDUSTRIES having fund from International Grant or Loan Giving Agencies and distributed through different Bank. From 1980 period..
But unfortunately Owner of Industries becomes helpless victims of deep rooted conspiracy & Anti Propaganda .. The Bank Official refrain themselves from ascertaining production capacity of imported machineries and to provide required working capital loan in time extending non-cooperation, negligence or even were reluctant to receive back their loan money if any Industrial Owner decided to pay back the entire bank loan for non-banking activities .These have been done willingly to Jeopardize the Government Decision of Privatizations as well to occupy the mortgaged properties of the Owner of Industries of Bangladesh
Hundreds & Thousand of Industries in Bangladesh have been destroyed by Bank Officials & Policy Maker who are not aware of First Changing Technology of present time. even.
Over and above Capitalizing the Illiteracy, Ignorance and Extreme Poverty of majority of Bangladesh Citizen Every things have been forced upon the Owner of Industries of PRIVATE SECTOR in co-operation with their alliance , who are always interested to make Bangladesh a bottom less country.
Due to Such Conspiracy , Negligence’s , Fraudulent Activities including Non - Banking Activities of Bank Official & Policy Maker, Most of these Industries have became in-operative & have lost their Cash Capital, Expatriate Capabilities. And became helpless victims of oppressive laws
In 1992 &1996 the Sick Industries Rehabilitation Cell were formed by GOVERNMENT OF BANGLADESH & have Identified and Registered these Industries as SICK INDUSTRIES declaring not as defaulter but victims of Violation of Contract, Negligence, Fraudulent Activities, Malpractices of Bank Officials including Policy Maker.
LACK OF ACCOUNTABILITY in different Organization of Bangladesh are no more hidden matter till date .
THE OWNER OF THE INDUSTRIES OF BANGLADESH ARE LOOKING VERY HELPLESSLY FOR JUSTICE BUT THE DOOR OF JUSTICE ARE CLOSED FOR UNKNOWN REASONS.
The owner of Industries of Bangladesh are deprived of Legal Right due to enactment ARTHA RIN ACT ACT ( Money Landing Act ) on 1989 which were amended several time on 2003 and 2007. The Bankruptcy Act of 1997 treating the OWNERS OF INDUSTRIES as like as SLAVE of COLONIAL PERIOD When the Hands of the Producer and Technician of Muslin Fabrics ( which were only produced in UNDIVIDED BENGAL ) were cut down

But these laws are not applicable in Nationalized Sector where billions of US Dollars are invested, till today and are unaccounted
Total outstanding Defaulted Bank Loan are about 60 to 70 % lying with Government Sector / Nationalized Concern . And less then 10 % Bank loan are lying with Small & Medium Size Industries of Private Sector.
And Bank Official can explain well about the balance of the remaining out standing Loan.

LAW OF TORTS and LAW OF CONTRACT ARE MOST COMMON LAW IN ALL COUNTRY and even in our NEIGHBOURING COUNTRY Like INDIA , BUT NOT APPLICABLE IN BANGLADESH YET DUE TO WHICH BANGLADESH HAS BECOME A HEAVEN FOR REPRESSION / EXPLOITATION forcing the Process of increasing - Poverty line in Geometric Ration and also helping HUMAN TRAFFICKING in large scale.
OWNER OF INDUSTRIES OF PRIVATE SECTOR CAN NOT CLAIM ANY COMPENSATION OR SET OFF on the Suit filed by the Bank Official or Loan Giving Agencies under Artha Rin Act , 2003 FOR VIOLATION OF CONTRACT, NEGLEGIENCES, MALPRACTICES, including fraudulent activities of Bank officials instead of huge loss and damages although Bangladesh is known as DEMOCRATIC COUNTRY






The present condition OF SICK / DISTRESSED INDUSTRIES are deplorable due to lack of Accountability of Bank Official / Policy Maker & Indemnity offered to Bank Official / Loan Giving Agencies These have been done to hide out existing high profile Malpractices, Corruption and Fraudulent Activities & Negligence as per opinion of Expert Personals depriving the Owner of Industries from Justice

Also Common PEOPLE WHO ARE FACING ANOTHER TYPE OF REPRESSIVE LAW UNDER CERTIFICATE CASE for realization of Taxes , Agricultural Loan , including Weaver’s Loan etc.

OWNER OF INDUSTRIES can only file a separate suit for compensation in separate CIVIL COURT CREATING MORE complicacy for life long litigation WITH OF NO RESULT .
Due to restriction to obstruct or resist any order / decree of ARTHA RIN ACT / COURT by any other DECREE OR ORDER OF ARTHA RIN COURT or even of by HIGHER COURT. THE RIGHT OF EQUITY OF LAW HAVE COMPLETELY BEEN DENIED TO THE INDUSTRIAL ENTREPRENEUR OF PRIVATE SECTOR IN BANGLADESH .
But in India for recovery of defaulted Bank Loan there are separate law known as D R T ( DEBT RECOVERY ACT ) in which The Owner of the Industries or any Borrowers can claim set off or can claim compensation for the violation of contract , negligences , fraudulent activities including malice or malafide activities of Bank officials
And Sections 12, 12 ( khan ) 18 ( 2 ) & (3 ) 19, 20, 21, 34,40, 41, 42, 44, 47 and 50 of ARTHA RIN ACT -2003 are CONTRADICTORY TO ARTICLE NO : 8, 15, 26 and 27 of BANGLADESH CONSTITUTION and Government Industrial Policy adopted time to time..
Now there are no other alternative way but to draw the kind attention of Concerned Authority Including International Community / Organizations seeking help for JUSTICE and Support to save & protect the OWNER OF SICK OR DISTRESSED INDUSTRIES OF Bangladesh under Private Sector, including their properties from such deep rooted conspiracy and oppressive laws as well to protect the interest of large number of workers, staffs of the Private Sector and also for CHANGE of such oppressive laws to restore Accountability of Bank Official / Loan Giving Agencies including Policy Maker to ensure greater Interest of The Nations

( A ) - Humble appeal before the Government of Bangladesh to kindly allow Industrial Entrepreneur to claim Set Off or Compensation on suit filed by the Bank or loan Giving Agencies. or allow to Run Compensation Suit Simultaneously with suits file by Bank Officials under ARTHA RIN ACT with equal opportunity and equal right so as to restore total accountability ,which will be similar to DRT ( Debt Recovery Tribunal of INDIA )

(B)- Considering the Heavy loss and Damages of Government Registered and Identified SICK INDUSTRIES of 1992 & 1996 of Private Sector due to Negligence , Violation of Contract & Non-Banking Activities etc. of Bank Officials and Policy Maker may kindly be allowed 100 % Weaver of all type of Bank loan liabilities to minimize their heavy loss and damages to certain extent under LIMITATION ACT

( C )- The system of keeping mortgage of Land & Properties from the Owner of Industries by Bank or any Loan Giving Agencies as Securities are mostly responsible for Malpractices and ever growing Corruption, & Fraudulent Activities in Banking Sector, which are now proven matter and may kindly be completely abolished as a part of reform programs at earliest possible time to ESTABLISH ACCOUNTABILITY and Check Malpractices, Fraudulent Activities which are now growing by large in Banking Sector or in other Loan Giving Agencies upto root Levels

( D ) - All suits of Artha Rin Court may kindly be transferred to Civil Commercial Court abolishing SECTIONS 12, 12 ( khan ) 18 ( 2 ) & (3 ) 19, 20, 21, 34,40, 41, 42, 44, 47 and 50 of ARTHA RIN ACT -2003 for the end of Justice .


( E ) – And Section 28 ( Ka ) of BANKING COMPANY of 2001 which explain WRITTEN OFF does not mean Weaver were included to SERVE THE PURPOSE OF VESTED GROUPS & Their AGENTS and also to misguide the International Community & Bangladesh National
( F ) And also take immediate steps to reform or abolished the system of CERTIFICATE CASE Which are nothing but abuse of Law for realizing Government Taxes , Agricultural Loan etc and is one of the worst system of CLONIAL RULE
It would be an extreme favors if your good self kindly collect the PRINTED COPIES OF THE ABOVE MENTION LAWS for confirmation of mentioned facts .& to help the Suffering Groups by circulating this appeal among Honorable Member of your Organization and Partner’s Organizations & to Publish in WEBSITES or News Bulletin or News Media, Electronic Media of your territory to bring to the knowledge of Concern Authority including International COMMUNITY OR ORGANIZATIONS working for HUMAN RIGHT & FUNDAMENTAL / Democratic Right of People to prevent legal abuse for immediate help and support to protect the Owner of the Sick Industries / Distressed Industries of Bangladesh and their properties from such OPPRESSIVE LAWS for which they all would be ever grateful as well for change of all types of oppressive laws restoring accountability at all organization of Bangladesh. ********* N.B. the Summery of above mentioned Section of Arthatha Rin Act at a Galance:
(A)- In section 18 ( 2 ) & ( 3 ) Defendant or Owner of Industries will not be able to claim any set – off or to make counter claim against the Bank or Bank Official nor will be allowed to claim any Compensation by submitting any Suit against Bank ( Plaintiff ) analogously or simultaneously in Artha Rin Court due to violation of contract, fraudulence activities including negligence, malpractices of Bank officials.
(B)- Section 21: Settlement Conference between Borrower and Bank is a misnomer of Law of Arbitration or just to divert the attention of common people in the name arbitration or to make everybody fool .
(C) -As Per Section 19 (6) of Artha Rin Act of 2003 no suits can be declared to be dismissed or discharged for default or above mentioned fault of Bank Official. As per Section 20 regarding any order or proceedings of Artha Rin Act can not be raised to Higher Court or to any Other Superior Authority without paying 50 % of claimed or Decretal Amount if the order is totally misleading or against any law or illegal one even .
(D) - As per Section 34 Defendant or the Owner of Industries in Artha Rin Adalat Case can be put to the Jail for compelling or forcing him to pay the Bank Money without considering the fault or negligence’s of Bank Official without allowing him to proof the matter of violation of contract, fraudulence activities , negligence, malpractices of Bank officials. V- As per section 41 and 42 -The Owner of Industries are not allowed to file any appeal or revision to High Court or Superior Court against any order of Artha Rin Court without paying 50 % of the claimed amount or Decretal amount in advance , But the Bank Official are not require to pay any amount in advance in the Higher Court, allowing A Great Disparity of Law and Justice.
(E) - Under section 47 and 50 , The learned Court under Artha Rin Act of 2003 have been bared to make any exemption of principal loan amount for Violation of Contract , Negligence’s Malpractices, including fraudulent activities or any fault of the bank official uni laterally(F)- Section 12 ( Kha ) Imposed a bar for filling write petition to Higher Court which are direct violation of human right and constitutional right of the citizen and reflects the negative attitude of Policy Maker and the Law Maker .
Suffering Groups of Owner of Industries of Bangladesh