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मुलायम, लालू, पासवान, शरद (यादव) एवं कल्याण से एक अपील – An Appeal to Mulayam, Lalu, Paswan, Sharad ( Yadav) and Kalyan

June 11, 2009

प्रिय बड़े लोग,

गहन अध्ययन एवं कुछ तथ्यों  के आधार पर मैं यहाँ अपना यह विचार रख रहा हूँ की आरक्षण क्यों जरूरी है? जब मैं गांव में रह रहा था, मैंने पाया कि गरीब, ज्यादातर दलित, दैनिक मजदूरी पर ही अपना  जीवन-यापन करते  थे | उनके पास जमीन का थोडा भी टुकड़ा स्वयं के नाम पर नहीं था और अपनी जिंदगी  का गुजर-बसर करने के लिए वे धनाढ्यों और जमींदारों के खेतों में काम करते थे |  कुछ लोग मजदूरी देते थे तो कुछ लोग बंधुआ मजदूरों  की तरह उन्हें खटाते थे | मेरा प्रश्न यह है की उनका भूमि पर अधिकार क्यों नहीं था और क्यों केवल विशेष जाति एवं अमीर लोगों को ही  इन संशाधनों पर स्वामित्व प्रदान था | दलित कई दशकों से सताए हुए लोग हैं और उनकी परिस्थितियों में अभी भी कोई ज्यादा अंतर या बदलाव नहीं आया है |  हम यह कल्पना कैसे कर सकते हैं की  वर्षों से पीड़ित एवं गरीब ये लोग प्रभावशाली एवं समृधि लोगों से प्रतिस्पर्धा कर सकते हैं? अगर हम उनके लिए भारत के संसाधनों पर कुछ आरक्षण प्रदान नहीं करते हैं तो भारत को समानता का और विकसित देश होने के लिए वर्षों लग सकते हैं | इसलिए हमें कुछ ऐसे तरीकों (उदहारण के तौर पर आरक्षण) के इजाद की आवश्यकता है जिससे की उन लोगों की मदद की जा सके जो भारत को एक साथ गंतव्य तक पहुँचाने  के लिए दौड़ में अमीरों की बराबरी नहीं कर सकते | तब ही हम जल्दी से भारत को एक विकशित देश में परवर्तित करने में कामयाब हो सकते हैं और इसके हर एक नागरिक को समृधि एवं खुशहाल बना सकते हैं |    

अब हम महिला आरक्षण बिल के बारे में बात करते हैं | मैं इस बात से १००% सहमत हूँ की महिलाओं के उत्त्थान के लिए आरक्षण होना जरूरी है, लेकिन उसमें से कुछ आरक्षण उनकी पृष्ठिभूमि एवं आर्थिक स्थिति के आधार पर भी होनी चाहिए | दलित और गरीब समुदाय की महिलाओं को निश्चित रूप से लोगों का प्रतिनिधित्व करने का मौका दिया जाना चाहिए | लेकिन क्या आपको सचमुच में लगता है जाति पर आधारित आरक्षण से हकदार महिलाओं को मदद मिलेगी और यह संभ्रान्तवादी  समूह की महिलाओं को सीट पर कब्ज़ा करने से रोक पाने में सफल होगी | भारत में आरक्षण की वर्तमान स्थिति यह है कि ज्यादातर उन   परिवारों को ही इसका लाभ बार बार मिल रहा है जो इससे (आरक्षण) लाभान्वित हो चुके हैं और इसलिए उन्ही की श्रेणियों में आने वाले असली  हक़दार,  जिन्हें आरक्षण  की सख्त जरूरत है, इस लाभ से  वंचित हो रहे हैं | इस प्रकार से उनके  अपने ही जाति के लोग उन्हें चोट पहुँचा रहे हैं और उनके तरह के अन्य दूसरों के हक़ को खा रहे हैं | हमारा उद्देश्य यह होना चाहिए की आरक्षण का लाभ इसके हर एक  हकदार तक पहुंचे और जिनको एक बार इसका लाभ मिल गया हो उन्हें इससे दूर रखा जाय  जिससे  की  हम इसे  उन लोगों तक पहुँचाने में सफल  हो  सकें  जिन्होंने इस आरक्षण रूपी फल का स्वाद न चखा हो | एक बार जिनको इसका लाभ मिल गया और उनके पास रोटी, कपड़ा व मकान हो गया, उनकी हमें मलाईदार परत के रूप में पहचान कर इस लाभ से वंचित कर देना चाहिए | इसके लिए हमें एक नयी आरक्षण पद्धति  विकशित करनी पड़ेगी जो की ‘अभाव’ पर आधारित हो | ‘अभाव’ पर आधारित आरक्षण पद्धति के विकाश पर अधिक जानकारी के लिए कृपया आप मेरी वेब साईट: vinay1340.wordpress.com पर जाकर  “On Reservation” पर क्लिक करें |  वहां आपको सारी जानकारी मिलेगी | 

यदि आप वास्तव में जाति आधारित कोटा  ही चाहते हैं तो इसकी क्या गारंटी है की कलावती  जैसी महिला ही, जिनके पास तन ढकने के लिए कपडे नहीं है, राजनिति में आएँगी, और आप सभी के धनाढ्य रिश्तेदार (बेटी, बेटा, दामाद, पत्नी इत्यादि) या पिछड़े या दलित वर्ग के  मलाईदार परत वाले लोगों को इसके लाभ से  दूर रखा जा सकेगा | आप सभी को सच में लगता है की जाति आधारित आरक्षण कर देने मात्र से ही जाति विशेष के वास्तविक हकदार का भला हो सकेगा और उस जाति का धनाढ्य वर्ग  असली हकदार का हक़ नहीं खायेगा |  मैं ऐसी राय निश्चित तौर पर नहीं रखता | चुनाव जीतना इतना महंगा हो गया है की आप जिन लोगों की लाभ के लिए ये सब बातें कर रहे हैं, उन्हें इसका लाभ कतई नहीं मिलेगा और इस जाति-वादी महिला आरक्षण बिल का ज्यादा फायदा भूत में दबे-कुचले परिवारों  के संभ्रांतवादी  महिलाओं को ही मिलेगा |  लेकिन आप लोगों के तर्कों  का यदि मैं सही माईने में  समझ रखता हूँ तो आप लोगों का इरादा यह है की कलावती जैसी महिला ही सदन में प्रवेश करें, न की आप जैसे लोगों के धनाढ्य रिश्तेदार | और अगर यह आप लोगों का तहे दिल से इरादा है तो मेरा आप लोगों को सुझाव है की कृपया जाति पर आधारित राजनिति का खात्मा करें और आरक्षण प्रदान करने के एक ऐसा तंत्र का विकाश करने पर जोर दें  जो की उत्पीड़न, अभाव एवं आर्थिक पिछड़ेपन पर आधारित हो | यदि आप लोग ऐसा करते हैं तो यह हम सभी के भलाई एवं देश की अखंडता के लिए एक अच्छी शुरुआत होगी और साथ ही यह हमारी अगली पीढ़ी के  महान  भविष्य  के लिए एक नया सबेरा लायेगा | 

Dear Big People,

I can just give you an idea why reservation is needed based on some facts. When I was living in the village, I found that poor, mostly Dalits, were living on daily wages. They were not having piece of any land on there own name and they were working in rich/landlords’ field for their living. My question is why they didn’t have any right on lands and mostly rich people were having the ownership of such resources. They are oppressed people from many years and there is not any change in their status yet. Now imagine how these oppressed people can compete with influential and rich. If we don’t provide some reservation on resources of India for them, it might take many years for India to be country for equality and developed. Therefore there should be some way by which we can help people who can’t run to come as par with rich to reach the goal together. Then only we can quickly make our country a developed one, and everyone become prosperous.

Now let us talk about the women reservation bill. I 100% agree that there should be some reservation for women based on their background and economic status too. The women from downtrodden and poor community should certainly be given chance to represent the people. But do you really think that caste based reservation will help the women and it will prohibit the women from elitist groups to occupy the seats. The current status of reservations in India is that mostly the families who have been benefitted from this, are getting benefit again and again, and therefore the other people in same categories, who are in real need of reservation, are deprived from the benefit. Thus their own caste people are hurting them and taking away the rights of others. Our aim should be to make this reservation reach each and everyone who are entitled for this by keeping away the benefitted people form this, so we can help the people who are left and have not eaten the fruit of reservation. Once who got the benefit and have Roti, Kapada and Makan, we should identify them as creamy layer, and remove from the benefit list. This can be done only by having reservation mechanism based on the level of deprivation. For more details on this, please visit at https://vinay1340.wordpress.com/on-%e2%80%9creservations%e2%80%9d-%e2%80%93-by-dr-vinaya-k-singh-phd/

If you want to have quota based on caste, what is guarantee that woman like Kalawati will come into the politics and your rich relatives (wife, daughters, in-laws etc) or creamy layer people form backward/ SC/ST etc communities will not be entitled from this benefit. Do you really think that just by asking the reservations based on caste can help anything in the cause? I think, certainly not. The elections are so costly that those people for whom you are fighting will really not be benefitted but only the elitist groups of oppressed community will get benefit of cast based women reservation bill. And what I understand from your arguments is that your intension is not that, but you want the Kalawati like woman to enter into the parliament. If this is really your intension, please let us stop the politics of castiesm and come up with mechanism to provide reservation based on oppression, deprivation and economically backwardness. This will be a good start for all of us to help unite our country and a new beginning for great future for our next generations.

An Appeal to all the Influential People of India – Baba Ramdev, Katrina Kaif, Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan (SRK)…

June 5, 2009

Dear Good People, 

Most of the people have dream only for self prosperity but citizen like you also have dream for our country. You are helping and even you can do more for people of our country. You have a big influence on our people and have a great base of fans. You can change the face of our country and make a difference. Currently our country’s main problem is corruption. Corruption is paralyzing almost every aspect of our life, and mostly the development, law & order and poor are greatly impacted by this. Supreme Court has also taken an exception on this and even suggested to hang the corrupts from the lamppost at public places. 

Like ‘Quit India’ movement, there is need of an hour for a movement on Bhrastachar Mitao, India Bachao (Remove Corruption, Save India). Almost every government departments are indulged in bribery and grievances and benefits are not entitled to the beneficiaries until they pay the “Suvidha Shulka” (bribe). Also, fund released for any government programs is taken away by officials and broker and only little reaches to ground for development. This doesn’t make any development work so visible and impressive. People are involved in looting our country. 

I would appreciate, if you could help us on removing corruption from India. My request to you is to help us in this cause by sending messages to your followers and fans to work against corruption. Here is an example on how to move forward. Also this website provides lot of information on how to work against corruption. 

Why Lalgadh Incident Happened

Where the money is going? Why development is not visible as it should be? Why people (people here mean suppressed, deprived and poor citizen of India) are revolting against government? Why civil war like situation is erupting. The answer of all these questions is only one, the corruption in the system. Yes, due to problem of corruption so rooted in system of India, people are getting frustrated and want to take the Law & Order in their hand. People are not getting what they expect, they are not getting their rights, there is no one addressing their grievances in timely manner and listening request against corruption, there is no action taken against corrupt officials, then what are the options left for the people. Governments are not serious about the corruption and when people start taking Law & Order in their hand and use arms, government is asking to short the issue in democratic way. I don’t know why government is not taking action when people request to do so but when it goes out control, then only the government awakes. I have been requesting governments since last two years to be serious about corruption, which the real root of the problem, but governments are not serious about it and I have not yet seen any mobilization on removal of corruption. Is the democratic way of demanding our right is really working?

 I would like tell you my own story here. Once I was on a tour and wanted to travel from Siligudi to Calcutta (in West Bengal) with my family by bus. There was a government bus standing on the bus-stop and there were plenty of seats available and there was half hour left to depart from Siligudu to Calcautta. I went to booking window for the ticket. There was no one in queue and I was the first and asked for the ticket. The booking clerk told me that I have to pay Rs 50.00 additional apart from fare for each ticket, if I want to travel today, else if want to book for next day, there will no additional bribe to pay. I fought and asked there are seats available and I will not pay a single paisa in bribe. If you don’t give the ticket, I will report to higher authority. The booking clerk told me to leave the window immediately and go and report wherever you want. I requested other senior officials presented there and they told the same thing that I have to pay for this. Everyone pays and his is the part of system. I was really frustrated and though to take law and order in my hand and slap everyone there. Even, I wanted to kill these government officials but no one was there to support me and since I was with my family, I didn’t want to trouble them and go to jail. I left the booking window and went to private bus stand and got tickets for Calcutta. This is what happening everyday in the life of general public. People are forced to pay for their rights and there is no punishment for corrupt officials. This is making poor a poorer and rich a richer everyday. What is the solution for this? We choose government to work on issue our public facing everyday to improve the life but after a long wait, there is no improvement. Government is spending so much money but why don’t we see any change? How long people will wait? This will create anger in people and in anger; people will take arm in their hands and will start a fight with government for their rights. Then what government will do? They will fight a war with their own people with government machinery and there will start havoc, a civil war. I don’t think this scenario is very far way and people demand for their rights can’t be suppressed so long and even military operation can’t help.

 I read the central government agenda for first 100 days in a newspaper but I nowhere read any reference to corruption, the root cause of the failure of the welfare programs. Sometimes I think that if government will not work on my request, I should start an organization to fight with government. Name the organization as “Bhrastachar Mitao Sena” (Corruption Removal Army). This will employ the unemployed youths and warn the government employee on the line of, ‘don’t bribe, else face the consequences’. This organization will try to work with government employees and if they will not mend, the organization will take law and order in its own hand. Like minded people and friends are supporting this idea. Please suggest what do you think?

Your help on this would be highly appreciated.

An Advice to Government of UP

June 1, 2009

I am working with various political parties in UP to improve the standard of politics and work on overall development of UP. I have a dream for UP. I believe in my father’s directions of “Not to think about what are you getting from the people, but only think what you can give to the people”. As a citizen of UP, it’s my foremost duty and responsibility to advice government of UP to provide good service to its citizen and also demand for good work and governance. Since I don’t have any constitutional authorities to help anyway on below points, so I write this advice to government of UP. My aim is to ignite and make aware every citizen of UP to advice and demand for good service from government of UP. There are following five points which I think are very important for government of UP to work on to help UP in turning on path of progress and prosperity for every citizen. Also, you can visit at vinay1340.wordpress.com for details on how we are working to improve the conditions of UP. 

  1. Bhrastachar Mitao, UP Bachao (remove corruption, save UP) – Almost every government department’s officials of UP are indulged in bribery and grievances and benefits are not entitled to the beneficiaries until they pay the “Suvidha Shulka” (bribe). Thus the suppressed and poor’s’ rights are taken away by influential people and corrupt officials. The bribery is making illegal work, a legal one in UP and poor are getting away from the justice. Also, fund for the any government programs is eaten away by officials and broker and only little reaches to ground for development. This doesn’t make any development work in UP so visible and impressive. If the entire fund for development will reach to the people, it will certainly make a difference. Corruption is paralyzing the development and Law & Order in UP. The government should take some concrete steps to remove the corruption from UP. It can form committees at Tehsil and District levels to hear the complaints of corruption against officials of Tehsil (e.g. SDM, Tehsildaar, VDO, Lekhpaal etc) and District (DM, ADM SP, DDO, Engineers etc) respectively. The committee should be powered with making the decision quickly and authorized to fix penalty and even dismiss the officials. Based on gravity of corruption, it may also recommend for a jail term. The recorded messages and dialogues made between the public and officials can be used as proof for the case and also government can provide validity to sting operations (by NGOs , Journalists and general public) to trap and get rid of corrupt officials. 
  2.  Invite businesses in rural areas – Businesses are not interested for investment in the rural areas due to lack of development and infrastructure and most importantly because the lack of interests by Lok-Sevaks (Ministers, Development Officers, DMs etc). The removal of corruption can help in developing world class infrastructure in rural areas but Lok-Sevaks need to take extra care of investors and help and appease them to invest in rural areas. I have seen many incidents where investors wanted to invest but Lok-Sevaks didn’t give any importance to them. It’s true that any investors is looking first for their benefit from the businesses and works only for the profit but government officials should understand that investors are also helping people and providing opportunities for works and creating new jobs. Only government jobs and investment in any form can’t eradicate unemployment from UP and Lok-Sevaks should change their mentality of behaving as rulers and be prepared to provide red carpets to investors of any kind. They should help at any extent to make sure that investor is able to start the businesses without any hurdles (and corruptions), so that it could help the unemployed youngsters and bring prosperity in rural areas. 
  3. English in Primary Schools – English is global language and government should keep in mind that UP is not the whole world. There is concept of global villages where the different countries of world are part of the villages. To prosper in this environment, the English could be a good tool. Also, India is having different states and there languages are not common, but English is used everywhere. So the government responsibility is to prepare our next generations to meet with these challenges. Government should make sure that every oppressed, poor and Dalits can get knowledge of English language from primary school itself. This will certainly help them getting ready for the various opportunities waiting ahead for prosperity. 
  4. Justice delayed is justice denied – One of the main reasons for the development and prosperity of people of western countries is the efficiency of judiciary systems. Justice is not prolonged and cases are heard and judgments are delivered with in the specified time. This is not the case in UP. The cases in UP are pending for so long and sometimes even people die without the trial. This is really a need of the hour to improve the judiciary by computerization, increasing resources and fixing a timeline for the judgment. 
  5. Government as server and not as a ruler – it’s is my opinion that the most of the Lok-Sevaks don’t think themselves as ‘server’ (public servant) but think as ‘ruler’. I use here a government means a ‘server’ and not a ‘ruler’ since I smell a kind of British rule (slavery) from word “ruler” that our country has passed through long ago. The general citizen, who are not the part of government and follow the law of land, should be given due respect by all level of Lok-Sevaks in their offices and we should change our mentality of writing “Prarthana Patra” (Request Letter) for any work to be done by Lok-Sevaks. Instead, we should write a “Work/Demand Letter” to work on our grievances which might have change in format to not to indicate any way that a general public is on mercy of Lok-Sevaks. To draw an analogy for the pitiable conditions of poor and Dalits in state of UP, one might want to watch the TV serial ‘Agale Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo”.

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