STAFF WRITER 19:40 HRS IST
Lucknow, Jan 15 (PTI) On the occasion of her birthday, Uttar Pradesh
Chief Minister Mayawati has recommended release of 25 old and sick
convicts undergoing imprisonment in various jails of the state.
The government has already recommended it to Governor BL Joshi, CM
Mayawati said here.
The government has also decided to release of 26,336 poor inmates who
were languishing in jails due to non payment of bail amount while 960
other were also released on bail after completion of half of their
Meanwhile, several welfare camps were organised across the state to
provide benefits of various welfare schemes being run by the state
government to people.
She also saw saw a colourful programme in which school children participated.
Mayawati also laid the foundation stones for 264 welfare schemes.
‘Landlords exploited SC/STs in Aldur’
‘’People with vested interests among the upper class are responsible
for the pathetic life condition of SC/STs in Machagondana Halli,'’
Speaking, after listening to the grievances of SC/STs
in Machagondana Halli, BSP said that SC/STs in the region
were being exploited by landlords and people from upper class in the
region. Moreover, they were also trying to take away SC/STs land.
“Those people did not allow SC/STs, who live in huts without any basic
facilities, to come to the mainstreams of the society,” BSP charged.
There is no legal hurdle before the government to issue title deeds to
SC/STs. The SC/ST colony is situated outside the college campus, BSP
said adding that lack of political will is the only reason why title
deeds were not distributed to SC/STs.
At any cost, SC/STs, who dwell in the colony, should not be shifted.
Moreover, they should be given title deeds for their land and
infrastructure should also be provided for their colony, BSP
emphasised. Government should take initiative to reclaim land
encroached by upper class people in the region, BSP added.
Memorandum to DC
BSP workers submitted a memorandum seeking title deeds for
SC/STs of Machagondana Halli colony to the Deputy Commissioner R
Narayanaswamy. They alleged in the memorandum that a local person had
encroached about 10 acres of land near the SC/ST colony in
Machagondana Halli. They charged that those people’s representatives
neither raise voice against the land encroachment, nor help SC/STs in
MADURAI, January 15, 2010
Scheduled Caste (Aboriginal Inhabitant of Jambudvipa, that is, the Great Prabuddha Bharath treated as Untouchable)youth allegedly made to eat human excreta
A 24-year-old SC youth was allegedly made to eat human excreta at
Melakoilpatti village coming under Nilakottai circle and Batlagundu
police station limits in Dindigul district.
P. Sadaiyandi, in his complaint to the police, has said that on
January 7 a group of Thevar Christian youth stopped him near the
village salon and abused him by his caste name for daring to defy the
ban on SCs wearing footwear in the streets where upper castes live.
The group comprising Arockiasamy, David, Selvendran, Kennedy,
Kannadasan, Peter and Anbu beat him up. Two of them then forced his
mouth open and thrust excrement down his throat. They later smeared
his face with it.
The SCs of Indira Nagar in his village came to his rescue and took
him to the hospital where he underwent treatment. However, fearing
repercussion, Sadaiyandi did not file a complaint against them
immediately and waited till the next day.
The Batlagundu police on Friday, January 15, filed a case against
Arockiasamy and 20 others under Sections 147, 148, 341, 323, 355, 324,
506 (2) of the Indian Penal Code and Sections 3(1) (10) and 3(1)(3) of
Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities
Act),1989. No arrest has been made so far.
Madurai-based non-governmental organisation Evidence, which conducted
a field study, found that animosity between the SC/STs and Thevars had
been there for sometime after a ruckus on Christmas Day.
A. Kathir, Executive Director, Evidence, said that complaints had been
sent to National Human Rights Commission, State Human Rights
Commission and Chief Secretary.
Fact Sheet: No place for SC/ST (Aboriginal Inhabitants of Jambudvipa, that is, the Great Prabuddha Bharath treated as Untouchables) in JAC
SC/ST ) groups forming part of the Telangana Joint Action Committee are
fretting and fuming at the JAC leaders for ignoring them in taking decisions
on taking forward the Telangana movement.
The way the SC/ST was treated at the JAC meeting a couple of days ago
resulted in a lot of heart burn among the SC/ST groups. “He has every right
to express his opinion. Why should his mike be snatched away?
Would they do the same thing if TRS president K Chandrasekhara Rao was speaking?”
a SC leader said.
It was also pointed out that whenever the JAC leaders address
a press conference, they would not allow a single SC/ST leader to
speak. “Take any photograph published in the media. You would find
only upper caste leaders in the front row, while we are seen only in
the back rows”.
The SC/ST organisations are also threatening to go independently,
alleging that the political parties were fighting for one-upmanship
rather than fighting for the Telangana cause. “There is no proper
representation for SCs, STs, BCs, women and minorities in the JAC. All
those who are taking decisions are only from upper castes. How can
they ensure social justice in the Telangana? We will chalk our own
plans at the grassroot level.”
Cong leaders controversial ‘caste list’
Prevention of Atrocities Act, state Congress chief Anil Kumar Sharma
and AICC Bihar in-charge Jagdish Tytler are desperately trying to
wriggle out of the soup they find themselves after distribution of the
list of BPCC office-bearers with their castes affixed against their
names. They included Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar.
BSP adds that the best solution to stop such happenings is to make BSP as the
ruling community which is strongly working Social Transformation through social engineering
and for Economic Emancipation.People should work hard to make large number of
people at sector and booth level to strengthen BSP. Once the Master Key is got every thing
will become alright
YOUTH BUDDHIST SOCIETY OF
Ref. …………… Date
Universal peace march -2010
Srawasti – sankisa 28 jan – 8 fab 2010
Friends! Wish you a very Happy New Year 2010 in advance. Hopefully you all must
be very well as usual. I am very glad to tell you that as every year this year
also YBS is going to organize 6th Universal Peace March on 28th
January to 8th Feb. 2010.
since 2005 under the cooperation between Youth Buddhist Society of India
(YBS) and International Work Camp Organization (IWO) S.Korea,
“Universal Peace March (UPM)” has been held in different parts of
sharing our ideas about global issues with youths from all over the world.
Within 12 days we will stay in different places and have meetings with
different religion, cast and rural village people. We will share how to make
peace to each other, how to be in peace between young people and how to be
aware and recover the humanity. In 2010, Foreign and Indian participants will
march from Shravasti, (
to Sankissa (
by walking. Local hosting condition will be inconvenient sometimes but it will
be a good opportunity to think and do for peace .
the present scenario we are facing so many problems such as Terrorism, war over
the land, war over the borders, war over the natural resources such as oil,
water etc, war over the development, war over the religion, cast, colors etc,
conflict over the education, technology. Domestic violence is also one of the
biggest increasing problems. Now we have started to face the effect of Global
Warming, pollution and effect of plastic problem. Because of developed science
and technology human is reaching on the moon but on the other side human is
killing to each other every day and every moment.
dear friends stand up for Peace, come and join us. We do hope people will be
encouraged by your representation and about your ideas and contributed sharing.
Please come and represent yourself, your country and the whole universe.
anyone who wants to put their holly step for peace during the March, please do
feel free to contact me. For more information you can also visit our website- www.ybsindia.org
forward to see you during the 6th UPM.
No. +91 9897269184, 0091 9937393526
6th Universal Peace March in
Jan – 8th Feb 2010 (12days)
cultures, casts, and climates. There
are many disputes due to religion and cast. As you know there also border conflicts between
as well. Once a year, we hold the Peace March project to help people
be aware of this situation.
Buddhist Society) is trying to create mutual harmony
and friendship in spite of their religion: Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim
or Christian. When national and international governments cannot stop the violence and conflicts, it is
time for youths in the
world to take action and put an end to one of the longest running conflicts in
history. This humanistic and peaceful march will give an opportunity to the
participants from various countries to be involved directly or indirectly in
In addition, the each destination of the march is a holy site of
Buddhism in history. However, the activities and the objectives are not just
related with Buddhism but the peace.
What is the Universal Peace
March? What is the purpose of this march?
Since 2005, under
the cooperation between YBS(Youth Buddhist Society) and
(UPM)” has been held in different parts of
This year we are please announce that the 6th Universal Peace
March(UPM) will be held from sravasti to
We promote peace by sharing our ideas about global issues with youths
from all over the world.
During the 12 day march, we will stay in different locals and have meetings with various people no matter what their religions are or where they come
from. We will share ideas about how to promote peace with each
other, how there can be peace among young people, and how
to be aware and recover a sense of mutual
humanity. In 2009, foreign and Indian participants will march from
inconvenient during the march in general. However, this will be
a good opportunity to challenge yourself.
*Duration: 28 Jan, 2009 – 8 Feb, 2009, (12days)
*Distance of march: About 500 km, from Sravasti to Sankisa in
by: Youth Buddhist Society(YBS),
*Participants: -Those who are
more than 18 years old
who are interested in promoting world peace
*MEETING POINT & TIME - there will be two meeting point
28, Jan 2010,
10:00am at Thai
: Please make sure to book your train before 40 to 45 days in advance otherwise you can’t get sits.
come directly Sravasti from
2010,5:00 pm in front of
Railway station near Bank of Barauda ATM
(pahargunj site ),
*Insurance: Insurance will not be provided. Participants
overseas insurance from
3.Participants fee- 180 euro, food and accommodation will be covered
will stay in local accommodation. Accommodation could be
schools, village community centers, or temples
(Hindu, Buddhist, Islam, Christian, Sikh, Jaina etc). Participants should not
expect convenient facilities like those in their countries, with amenities such as hot water, good toilet, beds, etc.
*Food: During the 12-day-peaceful journey,
participants will have local vegetarian food for their meals. Participants can cook vegetarian
food in their own style and share. Peace March is
not a picnic or a race but
instead a spiritual journey to foster a positive mentality in
young people and a peaceful future. It will
be a time to understand the diverse value of life.
* Non-vegetable food and alcohol
is not allowed during the march.
*Daily distance to march:
We will move approximately 50 km a
day. Participants will walk 15-20 km in a day and take a public transportation for the rest of the
*Urgent Contact in
Cell Number. 0091
During the 12-days of journey,
participants are asked to interaction with local people.
Therefore, people who take part in UPM are asked
to have OPEN-MIND, TOLERANCE.
The success of UPM project depends on the volunteer being prepared to take
responsibility for her/himself. The volunteer should not only be able to work
independently but also be able to work well as a part of the group. To take
part in a camp also means to organize the
6:00 – 7:00
Yoga & Morning Gathering
7:00 – 8:00
8:00 – 8:30
Start the March
Lunch(on the way)
18:00 – 19:00
Dinner(at the destination of the day)
20:00 – 21:30
Culture exchange program & meeting
SC stay on Noida park statues causing Rs 3 lakh loss per day: UP govt
“All work has been held up. We are losing Rs three lakh everyday,”
senior advocate K K Venugopal, appearing for Uttar Pradesh government,
told a Special Forest Bench headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan.
The Bench, also comprising Justices S H Kapadia and Aftab Alam, had on
October 9 directed Uttar Pradesh government to stop the work at the
site and allowed NOIDA authorities only to continue with other work
like planting of trees.
However, later the Centre in its affidavit had said there was no need
for environmental clearance for the controversial project.
The Centre’s view was in response to the apex court notice asking it
to respond to the Central Empowered Committee report stating that the
state government should seek environmental clearance for the Rs
650-crore project in the 33.43 hectare.
The Centre had earlier opposed the project on environmental grounds.
When the matter came up for hearing, Venugopal said the Centre’s
affidavit was in favour of Uttar Pradesh government and it should be
given permission at the earliest to go ahead with the construction
The Bench posted the matter for further hearing on February 5 as the
state government itself has sought adjournment.