Trinamool MP Kakoli Ghose Dastidar

The Park Street rape incident was in the news again. Not for getting justice, but because an MP somehow thought that it was a matter of misunderstanding between a prostitute and a client “… That was a different case altogether. That was not at all a rape case. It was a misunderstanding between two parties involved in professional dealings. Between the lady and her client,” Earlier Mamata Banerjee had called the incident fabricated and accused…

"Trinamool MP Kakoli Ghose Dastidar"

C Manjula of BJP Mahila Morcha and Karnataka Women’s Commission

C Manjula of the Karnataka Women’s Commission and BJP’s Mahila Morcha glossed over the horrendous homestay attack in Mangalore by Subhash Padil & Co, and instead in an utterly horrendous report, chose to blame the victims of everything from partying to questioning the character of their parents. She even recommended the transfer of a police officer whose daughter was one of the victims. Such behavior is not becoming of anyone pretending to stand for women’s…

"C Manjula of BJP Mahila Morcha and Karnataka Women’s Commission"

Citizen initiatives for better accountability

We flare in outrage and vanish with a whimper. Flashpoints blazing in the otherwise dusk of law and order. The whole country outrages over a murder on the streets in Mumbai or a gang rape in Delhi, but these are stories being repeated nationwide and forgotten consistently. Got some ideas. Local newspapers with news reported by citizens and published electronically as well as on cheap newsprint. These should be really local, comprising a few villages…

"Citizen initiatives for better accountability"

Press Release: IAC Email list hacked

Dear Friends, India Against Corruption regrets to announce that hackers affiliated to the Government of India were able to disable and shut down the IAC’s primary mailing list with over 27,000 registered subscribers/members on 25.Dec.2012 at about 9 pm IST. The IAC treats this as an act of aggression against the people’s movement, which is now no longer controlled by a clutch of foreign financed Government sponsored collaborators, but is independent, outspoken and a credible…

"Press Release: IAC Email list hacked"

Open Letter to Chief Minister of Delhi, Mrs. Sheila Dixit

Dear Mrs Dixit, I have read your comments on the Delhi gangrape. I applaud your honesty in admitting failure, in admitting the dangerous condition of Delhi for women and your determination that there must be change. In a more cynical mood, I think that it is easy for you to make these admissions considering that you are not in charge of security. However, you are in charge of the city and the mindset thriving in…

"Open Letter to Chief Minister of Delhi, Mrs. Sheila Dixit"

Congress spokesperson Sanjay Nirupam

Sanjay Nirupam was speaking on behalf of the National ruling party when he made the following comment. What do you know about politics? पहले तो तुम टीवी पर ठुमके लगाती थी;for money पता है तुमाहरा चरित्र! http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=HaIp9_phznY#t=46373s It is not too difficult to understand why people lose faith in the Congress. This reminds me of what a village woman had once said. “If they can’t prove you wrong, they will make you filthy to prove…

"Congress spokesperson Sanjay Nirupam"