Thursday, October 6, 2011


Allah Baksh, 21- year-old boy has sent communication to Amity India that he has been suffering from damage of two of his kidneys, and he has been under dialysis past 18 month. Each time he has to pay Rs.700.00 (US $ 14) per dialysis, says his letter. We hereby attach his photo and details of the hospital expenditure for a kidney transplant.

Since his life is hanging in the thread end, we publish this note on humanitarian aspect.

We request the philanthropist to save his life  by contributing funds generously.

All such contributions please may  be made directly to his bank account No. attached to the hospital concerned. A detail list of expenditure is herewith appended, and it’s certified by the hospital.  Kindly establish bona fide the case with the hospital authorities.



PHONE : +91-44-3011 1310
FAX       : +91-44-28345303

Chief Nephrologist: Dr.Thiagarajan M.D
Nephrologist :Dr.Divakar M.D.

Estmated cost of surgery inclusive of all expenses : Indian Rs.3,80,00. (US$ 7600 aprox)

Bank account details


State Bank of India,T.Nagar Branch.
Chennai 600 017, South India.

 Account No:30073562122 A/C M.Alla Bakas

Mobile No.Patient Alla Bakas : +91-98417 58663

Please read similar appeal in SAMARASAM Tamil magazine page 26 issue

Dated 1-15 October 2011.

Setback to Gujarat govt; Ahmedabad court to hear Bhatt's bail plea

AHMEDABAD - In a setback to the Gujarat government, a sessions court in Ahmedabad on Wednesday, rejected its application against the arrested IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt and said the court would hear Bhatt's bail plea. Following this order, the hearing on the bail application of Bhatt is to begin soon.
The Gujarat government had opposed the hearing on the grounds that Bhatt's revision remand application was pending.
Session Judge V K Vyas said that Bhatt's bail application should be heard, even if the remand application was pending in another court.
The court had reserved its order on an application by the state government saying that Bhatt's bail plea cannot be heard as his revision remand application is pending.
Bhatt was arrested on September 30 in connection with an FIR filed against him by a police constable K D Pant in June, for allegedly threatening him and making him sign false affidavits regarding a meeting called by Chief Minister Narendra Modi on February 27, 2002, hours after the Godhra train carnage.

Rail Roko from 9th October

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Hyderabad, October 05: Unlike last time when all services were stopped following the two-day Rail Roko call by the pro-Telangana parties, the South Central Railway would operate its services during the three-day Rail Roko call from October 9.
SCR Assistant General Manager Vijya Mohan on Wednesday stated that the railways were ready to operate trains on October 9-11 in the event of State Government provides proper security.
Talking to media persons after holding discussions with Chief Secretary Pankaj Dwivedi at the Secretariat, he said that railways might operate all the services if adequate is provide to its properties and passengers.
Mohan said that the Chief Secretary has assured to look into issue after discussing with Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy, Home Minister P Sabitha Indra Reddy and Director General of Police V Dinesh Reddy.
Admitting that railways have lost huge income due to Rail Rokos, he said that the railways have proposed this new security system considering the interests of commuters and to reduce inconvenience to passengers.

Sanjiv Bhatt Arrest: Citizens protest demanding release in many cities


NEW DELHI - Civil rights groups, students, teachers and activists have come together to stage protests in different parts of the country against ‘arbitrary and unconstitutional arrest’ of suspended DIG Sanjeev Bhatt by the Gujarat Police. According to Shabnam Hashmi of Anhad, protests were organised in over 40 cities across the country. The protesters demanded immediate release of Mr. Bhatt. 
In the capital, a protest was staged at Gujarat Bhawan at the Kautilya Marg, Chanakyapuri on Monday afternoon. “It’s a clear case of intimidation of whistle-blowers and shows totalitarian character of Modi regime”, said Delhi-based activist Mahtab Alam, adding “We are here to express our solidarity with Mr. Bhatt and his family”. The activists also submitted a memorandum to the Resident Commissioner for Governor of Gujarat at the Gujarat Bhawan seeking immediate and unconditional release of Mr. Bhatt.
Addressing the protest meeting outside Gujarat Bhawan, Filmmaker and Activist, Mahesh Bhatt said, “Sanjiv Bhatt's fault is that he dared to reveal the truth behind the 2002 carnage as also the murder of Haren Pandya.” Referring to his conversation with Sanjeev Bhatt, he said, “I spoke to Sanjiv the evening he was arrested, asking that since the worst had happened, what he needed to tell the world outside. He said it was now for the courts to ensure that the rule of law was imposed in Gujarat and the nation.” Mahesh Bhatt also appealed, “We as civil society should come together and fight this trend of communal and fascist mentality.”
Retired DIG and colleague of Sanjeev Bhatt, R B Shreekumar alleged, “The arrest of Sanjeev Bhatt is the peak of the policy followed by the Modi government since the conception, organisation, mobilisation and perpetration of an anti-Muslim carnage in 2002. Of all the actions, this is the most atrocious.” Shreekumar, who himself a victim of Modi further said, “After the 2002 carnage, the Modi government started terrorising the bureaucracy, including the senior police officer who dared to speak the truth.” “If electoral victory is the license for violating the Constitution, the rule of law then our freedom and democracy is under serious threat,” he added.
Activists Shabnam Hashmi, Himanshu Kumar, Sanjay Sharaf, Gauhar Raza, Sandeep Kumar, Faisal Khan, Maulana Ejaz Urfi, Shakeel Ahmed, Madhuresh Kumar, Vani and others also spoke on the occasion. Earlier a similar protest was staged at Jantar Mantar by Ram Vilas Paswan’s Lok Jan Shakti Party. “We want immediate release of Sanjeev Bhatt,” said Amanatullah Khan, a party factionary.  “Our party will launch a nation-wide campaign if Mr. Bhatt is not released,” he added.
While a  protest march was organized by Citizen Forum in Patna to show their solidarity with Sanjiv Bhatt.
Citizen forum held the view that the arrest of Sanjiv Bhatt was unwarranted and this is yet an attempt to quell those voices which rose to expose the Gujrat pogrom 2002.
It is worth to be noted that In April, this year, Sanjiv Bhatt had filed an affidavit in which he alleged that Chief Minister Narendra Modi was sole responsible for the 2002 riots. Since then Sanjiv Bhatt became an eye sore for the Narendra Modi.
More than hundreds men, women, youths, from across all sections of the society participated in the march which started from Akashwani rounabout via Patna Junction roundabout ended at Budh Smirti Park gate. The walk started with slogans like Fascist takte hosh me aao, Inquilab Zindabad, Narendra Modi Murdabad, sanjivBhatt zindabad etc.  
Prof Apoorvanand from Delhi University said Sanjiv Bhatt arrest is another recent example how Narendra Modi Govt has been trying to influence impartial probe of 2002 riots.
Whereas Prof Vinay Kanth from Patna University said fascist forces have been trying to impose its will at any cost over us. The situation is grim and we all should unite at this hour of need.
Social activist, Arshad Ajmal said the arrest was made with malafide intention and was full of malaise. We all should oppose in united voice.
The other prominent members and speakers present on this occasion were Sudha Verghese, Tanveer Akhatar, Pushpraj, Ashok, mahendra Yadav, Binod Kumar, Prem Nath, Dr Shakeel, Ashok Priyadarshi, Vishwajit, Rajkumar, Anish Ankur, Anil Kumar Chand, Shehela, Visakha, Rupesh kumar, Sarfaraz etc.  

Indian Americans decry arrest of Sanjiv Bhatt

Posted on: 04 Oct 2011, 09:41 AM


Washington: Condemning the arrest of Gujarat IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt, Indian-Aemricans have demanded the Indian Government to conduct a full-scale investigation into the allegations made by him.

"The government's alacrity in arresting Bhatt, stands in stark contrast to its criminal inaction against police officers who have been charged with complicity in the riots," said Shaheen Khateeb, President of Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC) in a statement.

IAMC said the CBI should be tasked with conducting a full-scale investigation into the allegations made by Bhatt against the Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi, and other state functionaries.

"As the Haren Pandya murder case remains unsolved, Bhatt's claim of possessing documentary evidence that would point to his killers, should be probed without any regard to the status and position of the people he has implicated," IAMC said.

Another NRI group, Non Resident Indians for Secular and Harmonious India (NRI-SAHI) strongly condemned the Gujarat government for arresting Bhatt, who gave affidavits and presented information on the actions of the Gujarat Government and its police on February 27, 2002 for the control of riots.

"We the NRI-SAHI ask the Gujarat government to remove all charges against Bhatt and release him immediately. We ask the Gujarat government to let the judicial process started by the Supreme Court to take its course," it said.

"We ask the state government to stop intimidating police and civilian witnesses such as has happened with constable Panth who has recanted his testimony he gave in front of the SIT and Amicus Curiae," NRI-SAHI said in a statement.


Chennai: 4 October, 2011.

                 (R-L) Dr.Elongo,Sub.Maj.Bavas, Dr.Capt.Zahid Hussain

On the occasion of the Gandhi Jayanthi,October 2,the NCC cadets of New College (2 Company I, Tamil Nadu Battalion NCC,Army Wing) celebrated the day identifying the  inpatients of Government Royapettah Hospital, which is  adjacent to the college, in Chennai, says its press report.

The social service was organized by around 150 NCC cadets under captaincy of Dr.Capt.Zahid Hussain. He is the Commander of NCC Army wing of the college. Also Sub. Major Bavas from 1 TN Battalion NCC participated on the occasion.
                     Sub.Maj.Bavas,Dr.Capt.Zahid Hussain with hospital children

The NCC cadets met every ailing in-patient, and spoke kind words, wishing them a speedy recovery of their health. They shared the pains of the ailing patients of the Hospital, says their press report.

 The Resident Medical Officer (RMO) Dr.Elango extended a warm well come to the NCC cadets, and its Commander Dr.Capt.Zahid Hussain. On behalf of the college army cadets, and its officer, Dr.Elango distributed refreshments, biscuits to the sick children. Thus the occasion turned the hospital into  a cheerful atmosphere.
                      Cadets with a child offering snacks
The press report further adds that the in-patients of the hospital appreciated the cadets’ selfless service, and were grateful to them. The New College NCC cadets do not neglect any fine events to render civic services, be it cleaning the hospitals or conducting blood camps. Their contribution in community development is renowned and date back to 13 full years as a remarkable record.