Archive for July, 2008

Yellow Journalism, T.K.Rajalakshmi and Frontline

July 17, 2008

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Here is a great example of feministic yellow journalism piece “The real victim” written by Mz. TK Rajalakshmi for the Frontline magazine 

http://www.frontlineonnet.com/stories/20080801251504600.htm

 

The farce that took place on June 25, 08 in the name of consulting men’s groups about women protection laws, has been adequately exposed in the media. The Save Indian Family NGO groups that protested the UNIFEM sponsored charade did so in a peaceful and dignified manner, while exercising the rights afforded to them in a democracy. That Renuka Chaudhary, the minister for WCD, met with the groups protesting the poorly drafted laws, is in itself not extra-ordinary. After all, she is an elected representative of the people. Listening to the grievances of the citizens affected by poorly drafted laws is, by definition, her duty.

 

Dear Mz. TK Rajalakshmi – you are either an ignoramus or a hypocrite, or worse still, both. The order passed by the Delhi Police Commissioner YS Dadwal is not a provocation for protests. It is not a new rule or law invented by the Commissioner. This is a restatement of the historic Indian Supreme Court judgment in “Joginder Kumar Vs State of UP, 1994”. In fact, all the arrests that have been taking place throughout the country under ipc498a in the last several years are in direct contravention of this landmark Supreme Court judgment. Any entity, however politically connected like AIDWA, or taxpayer funded executive body like NCW, that supports illegal arrests under any guise, is in direct contempt of the Supreme Court of India.

 

But the fascist minded commies from AIDWA (All India Democratic Women’s Association) and their supporters like the author of this yellow journalistic piece, think that they are beyond law. AIDWA is an euphemism. These commie “outfits” DO NOT believe in democracy. They believe in and support state sponsored tyranny and confiscation. They think they can cow down the judiciary and the police by hooliganism, breaking chairs and burning buses.

 

Sorry! Not this time!! There is enough civil society that is fully educated about their rights. And they will vigorously fight to assert those rights, even in the face of intimidation from corrupt quarters.

 

The whole game of dowry harassment played by the dishonest and rather evil radical feminist organizations is adequately exposed by the noted women’s rights activist Madhu Purnima Kishwar. The link is provided below for those honest enough to understand the true picture –

http://www.indiatogether.org/manushi/issue148/dowry.htm

 

It is high time we expose the fraudulent idea of “dowry death” as a special category. This is an invention of the evil radical feminist “outfits” to further their agendas. All statistical analyses indicate there is no significant statistical difference between the numbers of deaths of unmarried and married females. In fact, the total number of deaths of married females is significantly less (about half) compared to the number of deaths of married males. Presuming the husband and the extended family to be guilty in any married woman’s death is a barbaric and uncivilized act. The existence of 304-B in our legal regime is a repudiation of the centuries old jurisprudence developed throughout the world. No person who claims to believe in democracy and rule of law, in good conscience, can support this abomination. We demand scrapping this law and overturning all the illegitimate convictions obtained under IPC 304-B. If there is a death of a person under suspicious circumstances, then that death should be treated as a suspected murder, investigated and the perpetrators brought to book. That is how it done in any civilized and democratic country.

 

Finally, this piece of yellow journalism ends with an astounding and misleading (and grammatically incorrect) statement – “The campaigns against the misuse of the law has to have some substantive basis, but at least for now, there does not seem to be any.”

 

Dear Mz.Rajalakshmi – there are several sound and substantive bases for amending these idiotic laws. Let me just give you one for your benefit – “In the last four years alone more than 1,20,000 innocent women in all age groups have been arrested under the most misused legal provision – ipc498a. The arrested included  ninety year old great grand mothers, pregnant sisters, minor and unmarried girls and women with small children.”

 

This alone can be a substantive basis for amending these idiotic laws. If you have the intelligence, inclination and honesty, you will surely be able to learn of several other substantive bases on which the Save Indian Family Foundation is waging its campaigns for the amendment of these intentionally poorly drafted laws. Best of luck!

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