News Round-up: HC declines stay order on RSS march
Tamil Nadu Government received a slap from Madras High Court on November 18 when the court declined to stay the single judge’s order allowing Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) to take out a procession as part of its founder’s day celebrations.
The government submitted that issuing permission was solely within the domain of the executive. As per decisions of the High Court, the court should not have issued a positive direction to grant permission to hold meetings/processions. However, a Division Bench comprising Justices Satish K. Agnihotri and K.K. Sasidharan declined to stay the single judge’s order of November 7.
After the court granted permission, the RSS tried to take out processions at seven places, including Chennai and Coimbatore on November 9, but the police detained them. The government claimed that the judge had erred in arriving at a finding that Section 41-A (1) of the Chennai City Police Act did not apply to processions. (VSK Chennai)
The national convention of Bharatiya Theka Mazadoor Mahasangh, organised in Delhi on November 18, urged the Union government to lift ban from recruitment and take care of the interests of the contract labour. The speakers said there has been an apparent shift in the attitude of the Government towards the workers, i.e. from Welfare motto to Commercial motto. They alleged that in the name of sustenance in the global market and for achieving growth in terms of GDP and Stock Markets rate the successive governments closed eyes and ears on social impact of the brazen economic policies.
In a resolution, the Mahasangh said the ban imposed by the Government from 1985 on recruitment against created and existing vacancies and creation of posts for the new assets in all offices, establishments of Central Government, all State Governments and their Public Sector Units and the granting of permission for engagement of workers on the systems of casual, contract and outsource has converted formal employment in to informal employment.
The convention was presided over by president of the Mahasangh Shri Brij Bihari Sharma and was inaugurated by Shri Satyanaran Jatiya, MP. Delegates from all states and all sectors of industry like Railways, Defence, Public Transport, Public and Private Sector Industries & Service Sector participated.
Summons to Mathrubhumi editor for defaming RSS
Ernakulam Additional Judicial Magistrate recently issued summons to Mathrubhumi weekly editor KK Sreedharan Nair and assistant editor Kamlram Sajeev for publishing articles defaming the RSS. Eight accused including Nair were asked to be present before the Court on November 25. The Court has issued summons under IPC 500, 501 and 502.
RSS Kerala Prant Karyavah Shri P. Gopalankutty Master sued Mathrubhumi for publishing the article titled ‘Virus of Terrorism’ in the issue of March 27, 2011. The cover asked “Will RSS terrorism swallow India? How is RSS going to demolish the lives of 103 crore people?”. The article alleged that RSS leadership was involved in blasts like Malegaon. The RSS leader alleged that the article spread false information and defamed RSS. Both the author Badri Reyna and translator KR Dhanya are in the list of the accused.
Apart from the above mentioned article the weekly also published another article under the title ‘RSS’s reply to the criticism’, which too is defaming the RSS.
—T Satisan, Kochi
Malaviyaji, not Nehru, is builder of Modern Bharat
—Dr Murli Manohar Joshi
“Pt Madan Mohan Malaviya truly wanted to bind together the ancient Indian and modern western education system into one thread. It is clearly visible in Kashi Hindu University (BHU),” said RSS Sahasarkaryavah Dr Krishna Gopal, while speaking at a function organised by alumni of BHU in Delhi recently. Senior BJP leader Dr Murli Manohar Joshi was also present.
Dr Krishna Gopal further said Malaviyaji made arrangements for modern education in the BHU but he maintained the original Indian philosophy there.
Dr Murli Manohar Joshi said those who credit Nehru for building modern Bharat are wrong. Fact is that this credit goes to Malaviyaji who set up a University in 1916 for imparting education in engineering. —Bureau Report
Rani Maa Birth Centenary Celebration in Maharashtra
Rani Maa Gaidinliu Birth Centenary Celebration Committee, with Shri PB Acharya, Governor of Nagaland as chief patron and Shri TR Zeliang, Chief Minister of Nagaland as patron, has planned 60 programmes in different parts of the country to celebrate the birth centenary of the great freedom fighter. In each programme, literature on Rani Maa’s struggle for freedom and against conversion will be distributed to educate the people about the hazards she faced during the struggle.
A cultural team led by Shri Takeing Jeme and Shri Jamu Pow Kamei and assisted by Shri Jagadamba Mall visited Pune, Chinchwad, Satara, Ahmednagar and Nashik from November 5 to 9. On November 6, Pune unit of Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram organised a programme where 300 persons participated. Speaking on the occasion
Shri Jagdamba Mall recalled the contribution of Rani Maa in freedom movement and her efforts for protection and preservation of Naga culture.
Sarsanghachalak greets Justice Krishna Iyer on 100th birthday
RSS Sarsanghachalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat greeted veteran scholar and former Justice Shri Krishna Iyer on his 100th Birthday on November 13 in Bengaluru. During his week-long visit to Karnataka Shri Mohan Bhagwat congratulated Justice Iyer over telephone call from Bengaluru. In his short message he said “Upright persons like him are the icons and mainstay of character of our nation.” Shri Vaidyanathapura Rama Krishna Iyer, popularly known as Justice VR Krishna Iyer is former judge of the Supreme Court of India and was conferred with Padma Vibhushan in the year 1999. (VSK Karnataka)
Ramachandran Kartha is no more
Former Pracharak and one of the senior most RSS workers in Kerala, Ramachandran Kartha passed away in Kochi on November 13. He was 89. He was organisational colleague of Bharatheeya Vichara Kendram Director P Paramesh-warji. They participated in nation-wide satyagraha in 1948 in protest against the illegal ban imposed on RSS.