Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year 2013

Salute to Damini :

Salute to Damini who gave her life [ or rather the brutality of sick male mentality took her life] that is definitely not going to get waste.The best tribute we can give to Damini is that today we all pledge that we'll make men to understand the respect, a woman needs just for being a 'WOMAN' & try our best to make them respect women in all possible roles, in all possible manners. Perhaps we'll be able to make our contribution towards a more stable & honourable society free of all the existing binaries & then we'll be victorious....

Sunday, December 30, 2012

कैंडल जलाकर लोगों ने दी श्रद्धांजलि

जागरण संवाददाता, पूर्वी दिल्ली : सामूहिक दुष्कर्म की शिकार युवती की मौत के बाद शनिवार शाम जगह-जगह श्रद्धांजलि सभा आयोजित की गई, वहीं कैंडल मार्च भी निकाला गया। लोगों ने जहां मोमबत्ती जलाकर युवती की आत्मा की शांति के लिए प्रार्थना की, वहीं शांतिपूर्वक कैंडल मार्च भी निकाला गया।......

वहीं ईस्ट दिल्ली आरडब्ल्यूए ज्वाइंट फ्रंट, कृष्णानगर रेजीडेंट वेलफेयर एसोसिएशन व लाल क्वार्टर मार्केट एसोसिएशन ने आत्मा की शांति के लिए कैंडल मार्च निकाला। काफी तादाद में बच्चे, महिलाएं व बुजुर्ग शामिल हुए। कैंडल मार्च कृष्णानगर व लाल क्वार्टर समेत आसपास के कई क्षेत्रों में निकाला गया ।

with thanks : Dainik Jagran : LINK

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Oil Ministry mulls hike in prices of diesel, kerosene

  Diesel prices may be hiked by Rs 10 per litre over a 10-month period and kerosene rates increased by same quantum over the next two years if a proposal being mulled in the Oil Ministry is accepted. File photo

Diesel prices may be hiked by Rs 10 per litre over a 10-month period and kerosene rates increased by same quantum over the next two years if a proposal being mulled in the Oil Ministry is accepted.

The price hike is being considered as the government scrambles to find ways to meet an unprecedented Rs 160,000 crore deficit expected this fiscal on selling diesel, cooking gas (LPG) and kerosene below their production cost.

Price of diesel, which currently costs Rs 47.15 per litre in Delhi, was last revised on September 14 when it was hiked by a steep Rs 5.63 per litre. Kerosene rates have not changed since June last year and it currently costs Rs 14.79 per litre in Delhi.

“We are left with no choices... there is a need to raise prices. The government is contemplating raising diesel prices by Re one per litre each month for next 10 months to bring retail rates at par with their cost,” an Oil Ministry source said here.

State-owned oil companies currently sell diesel at a loss of Rs 9.28 per litre and the hikes over the next 10 months will eliminate all of the losses and absolve the government from providing any subsidy on the nation’s most consumed fuel.

with thanks : The Hindu : LINK : for detailed news.

Special comments of a new MP ?

May we ask the Growth rate of India ?

Growth Rate of various states given by PM.

A simple question ?

Those willing to attend may inform us at the earliest

East Delhi RWAs Joint Front”

Dear Shri Vohra,

TERI  University, the educational arm of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)  is  engaged in building capacity and imparting quality education in the  field  of  sustainable  development. Recently, HUDCO has established a Chair  in  TERI  University  to  support  and undertake activities to build capacities  of  urban  local  bodies  and  institutions  engaged  in  urban development.

TERI University is organizing a seminar at India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road on  16th  January  2013  on  ‘Challenges and Opportunities in Making Cities Climate  Resilient’  to  address  political  economy  and  other governance challenges relating to making cities climate resilient.

We  believe  that as city leaders engaged in the development of your cities and  in  preparing them to meet future challenges, you will greatly benefit from  the  seminar, and also enrich the seminar. The detailed programme for the seminar is attached for your reference.

In  case you are unable to attend the seminar, you may like to nominate one or  more of your colleagues for participation.  Should you need any further clarification, my colleague Dr Shaleen Singhal will be happy to provide.

Looking forward to your participation,

Thanking you,

Kind regards,

Dharmender Kumar

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Sad News

Sad to inform that younger brother of our Team member Sh Anil Sindhwani ji, expired last night & cremation was done today. Bhog & Antim Ardas will be held on 3rd January between 3 to 4 pm at Raghunath Mandir, Krishna nagar, Delhi - 51.

In an impassive society actions are definitely stronger than words.

It is very Easy to debate online about death penalties, politicians and their crocodile tears, whether we want the girl to survive or die, and about "oh how I would like to shoot those men who brutalized her!!".

There's a lot to discuss...we could go on all day.But..There is one thing we could all "DO". 

1.EDUCATE. Walk into schools, colleges, offices, nightclubs, movie halls etc. ARMED with infor...mation and resources. TALK about the importance of being safe and aware. Talk to your domestic help, the chai wala ..Spare no one. 

2.INTERVENE intelligently when you see bad things happening. Gathering forces and collecting evidence might be a better option than trying to take down 6 psychos. Make smart choices.

3.OBJECT when someone misbehaves. It doesn't matter if this is a drunk friend or a member of the family. Screw that. Self-respect first,"WHAT WILL SOCIETY THINK" later.

How many of us have kept lines of communication open with our kids ? How many of us know our rights, our basic ones? How many of us would step in and help someone in trouble, even if that meant getting beaten up in the process ? God forbid, if someone YOU know is raped or abused, do educate yourself on how to work with them without re-victimizing them.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

It's a TURNING POINT now. Please say something !

no any street light running situation on last 1 year between 6 km nanaksir to chauhan patti

Dear Sir,

I like to inform you that.last 1 year no any street light good situation and running. every one complaint to customer care and all related department of bypl but no any result. its very bad because that road is working 24 hours.and its a critical area every winter unnecessary situation create like murder, lute & many other incident. so no one safe on that road in night. because one side resident then one side jungle and yamuna area that is pusta road. so its a crime area.few day ago one men killed and his body find near sonia vihar police station.they are many incident of that road last 10-15 years.every one life is dangerous in suffering that road daily please height & hard action according the bypl staff why such type laps last 1 year and no buddy legal action for him.that time heavy focke every day on road morning and night like 5 to 10 fut no one see any whee cal and other incident. invite a crime to every people safety .every criminal benefit of pusta road because no any light running situation.this situation is short out as soon as possible. and follow street light on day by day maintenance department.


sumant kumar 

Mr PM, here’s why India will not stay calm anymore

The spontaneous protests triggered by the gang-rape of a 23-year-old medical student in Delhi constitute yet another signal that India has changed. It will not accept politics as usual, it will not accept committees as a substitute for action, it will not accept promises as a proxy for performance.
This is a patient nation. This is a sensible nation that does not take to the streets just for kicks. This is an apathetic nation that does not easily rally behind important causes.
But as we saw last year with the Lokpal agitation and as we are seeing now with the ongoing agitation for women’s safety on the streets, this is a nation keen to change the past in many ways. This is why the public is out on the streets, and politicians and the state are in hiding.
Our politicians are not getting this. It is not good enough anymore for a Prime Minister to make bland statements of sympathy for the rape victim and appeals for calm. India will not be calmed anymore. India wants to actually see the promised change.

Are politicians missing the point of the protests? PTI
Of course, like every other agitation, this agitation too will not sustain. Everybody has to get back to work, to school, to college, to make ends meet. But the difference is this: the country wants change, and it will get it. The change it wants to see cannot be contained by old, unresponsive power structures anymore.
Like a tide, the public agitation may ebb sometimes, but it will keep coming back. Politicians cannot keep civil society away from wanting to influence governance. Power will have to be shared with the people.
The prime factors triggering these changes are demography, urbanisation, and media explosion – aided by mobilisation through social media in the urban areas.
Some 30 percent of the population is below 15 years of age, and 65 percent is in the working age of 15-65. This means more Indians than ever before have the future ahead of them than ever before.
The country is 32 percent urban, and the annual rise in the urban population is 2.4 percent. If this rate remains constant, the urban population will double in 30 years. If it accelerates, urbanisation will happen even faster. We are going to have 20-30 years of increasing ferment unless we get our governance act together.
Mobilisation is easier in urban areas than rural ones, for social media penetration, mobile telephony, and TV news are force multipliers.
This means an increasing proportion of the population is going to abandon its old concerns – caste, religion, or other forms of narrow identities – in the melting pot called the city. It is already happening, as we saw in the recent Gujarat elections, where the urban areas voted for governance as the BJP managed to convince the young that it can deliver this better than parties focused on freebies and caste.
In 2014, the urban vote will influence more seats than ever. Perhaps as many as 180 seats all over the country.
Smart politicians may have figured this out, but most politicians are still rooted in bankrupt vote-bank thinking.
Most of our political parties are T-Rexes of some sort or the other. Consider a few of them.
The Congress, for one, seems to think it can hold back the wave of urbanisation by extending doles to rural areas through schemes like NREGA, cash transfer, and all kinds of freebies. This can only bankrupt the country. It will not stop the rise in urbanisation.
The revolt against rural politicians trying to rule urban politics is going to be seen in 2014, for all the freebies are paid for not by the rural voter, but the tax-paying urban voter. More wealth is generated in urban areas than elsewhere.
From Congress to BJP to the regional parties, everyone is living in denial of this reality. One should not be surprised if the national parties bite the dust in 2014 by muddled thinking on vote-banks. But it’s not as if regional politicians are any better at reading the signs.
Mayawati is living in a fool’s paradise if she thinks Dalits are going to be permanently tied to her, never mind what she actually delivers. She thinks reserving promotions for Dalits is a vote-winner (when only a few hundred promotions are at stake). Real Dalit welfare depends on faster growth and better spatial distribution of the benefits of that growth.
The first politician who works for Dalit welfare by actually providing growth and jobs will consign Mayawati to the dustbin of history.
Mulayam Singh Yadav believes in vote-banks too. He thinks he has to woo Yadavs and Muslims, the former with real power, and the latter with promises of quotas, but the condition of Muslims in UP remains among the worst in India. Muslims are already experimenting with Muslim parties in various states – from Assam to Andhra to even UP. Mulayam Singh is going to lose his vote bank sooner than he thinks is possible. As we noted before, the Muslim vote bank is about to go bust.
The BJP is the most anachronistic of parties. It has strong state leaders, but no central leadership. The Congress has a feudal central leadership, but is busy making ciphers of its state leaders. One should not be surprised if in 2014, or the next election, the BJP and Congress together fail to reach 272 seats.
In this power vacuum, regional parties are going to call the shots in the future. But even they are not getting it. They, too, are trying to centralise power instead of pushing it lower to the levels at which governance can take place.
India’s problems relate to the fact that solutions depend on federalism, decentralisation of power, and a proper alignment of power and responsibility.
The centre must devolve more power to the states, and states to municipal corporations and districts and villages.
We can’t have power and responsibility divided. If Delhi is a state, why should its policing be done by the home ministry? If Mumbai is to be governed locally, why is the urban development department run by the Chief Minister? And if Mumbai is to be governed sensibly, governance has to move down to the wards.
We can’t have institutions run for the benefit of politicians and the powerful alone. The police can’t protect women, when they are running around politicians for transfers and promotions. Only a professional police force can do its job of protecting the people.
The ongoing protests may be about women’s safety, but India is a land of a million mutinies. To deal successfully with them, our politicians and powers-that-be have to start solving the problems of the people. They can’t remain in hiding forever.
with thanks : First Post : LINK

Will some Lawyer shed some light ......

The Govt. Proposal will not Hang these RAPISTS. Once the police files Chargsheet in courts and the Law is made later then all these protests have come to NAUGHT. The law will be for FUTURE CASES ...... this BRAVE Girl will not get Justice. Special Parliament Session and no chargesheet till then is our DEMAND.
Will some Lawyer shed some light ......
If this is True then  ...... Mr. Shinde ...... Yeh Public Hai, Sab Janti Hai. Why are you working so hard to protect the Rapists.
In Anger
Rajiv Kakria

Monday, December 24, 2012

Beware ! violators, you are being filmed

RWAs film violators’ videos, Upload on website : East Delhi RWAs Joint Front, a Federation of RWAs, has come up with a novel idea to fight against violation of traffic rules and illegal entry of commercial vehicles in various residential colonies of east Delhi.

With this unique initiative, the RWAs areas are using video cameras as their weapons to store live footage of commercial vehicles that are illegally plying 24*7 in the inner lanes of the residential colonies. Besides this, they are also filming videos of the areas where traffic is out of control due to the absence of traffic police officials. Initially, RWAs of Geeta Colony and Krishna Nagar took a step forward and raised their issues through this campaign.


Residents of the area also taking active part in this campaign and helping the RWAs in successful conduction of this campaign.  At present, overloaded heavy vehicles pass through residential roads of Geeta Colony and Krishna Nagar at any given time. But, the Traffic Police have fixed a time schedule and restrcuted the entry of commercial vehicles here. The timings are 8 to 11 in the morning and 5 to 8 in the evening but evidently, nobody follows the rule. "These drivers park their heavy trucks in the colony roads in a haphazard manner and create problems for us. Traffic police officials stand on the road but never issue challans. We made 2-3 videos of the trucks plying in our area in the morning and evening and uploaded them on the traffic police’s website,” said Madhu Khura, a resident of Geeta Colony.

The residents feel that many people have lost their lives in road rage but the traffic police least bothered. At many signals, traffic cops are missing which leads to accidents. BS Vohra, president of the federation shared, "This is a common problem in Delhi and should be checked by the authority. We have spotted various areas of east Delhi where violation of traffic rules are very common. We are filming videos and uploading them on Delhi Traffic Police’s Facebook page. Recently, one of my very close friends met with a road accident and died on the spot near Krishna Nagar when a commercial vehicle hit him and escaped from the area. That was the moment, I decided to start this campaign and I hope this will help in saving many innocent lives.”


“We have also collected many evidences where traffic rules are getting violated every now and then. Besides uploading these video on authority websites, we have also fixed an appointment with the ACP of our area to show case what we have done so far to check the traffic problem in the various area of east Delhi,” he added.

Within a short span of time, this campaign has brought many positive responses from the authority. Initially many traffic cops were missing at various junctions of Nirman Vihar, disused canal road, Laxmi Nagar road that leads to Jhilmil Colony but after this initiative traffic cops have woken up and started working actively in the area. Another positive response is that a traffic light is going to be installed near Happy School.
"We are getting support from the residents and we are happy that traffic cops have started taking us seriously and working to solve our woes," Vohra added.

"The colonies are congested and it is difficult to keep a track on entry of illegal vehicles. This is good initiative by the residents. RWAs showed us the video of illegal entry of heavy trucks in Geeta Colony and Krishna Nagar and we took strict action.
Basant Kumar, Traffic head constable  "

--Madhuri Balodi

With thanks : Dainik Jagran City Plus : LINK

Merry X'MAS !

B S Vohra - RAPE CAPITAL - Rajya Sabha TV channel


Saturday, December 22, 2012

Rwandan girl raped several times: Police

Published: Friday, Dec 7, 2012, 20:21 IST 
A 24-year-old Rwandan girl was raped several times inside and outside a car by four men who were arrested here on Thursday night, police said on Friday.
"During interrogation they said that they abducted the girl from Timarpur area and raped her several times Dec 1," a police officer told IANS.
The girl had come to Delhi in July to get a refugee status in India and was staying in Timarpur area with her Somalian brother since October. Earlier, she was staying in south Delhi's Malviya Nagar, police said.
On the evening of incident, she went to Gandhi Vihar market at 7.30 p.m. Four men - Deepak, Ashok, Vikas and Pravin, aged between 24-30 - forced her into their car and drove to the Yamuna river bank, where they raped her several times. They later dumped her in the same area at 9.30 p.m.
"When the the victim approached police the same night, they did not register her complaint because of language problems," said an officer.
Police registered the case on Dec 3.
A police officer who was on duty at the police station on the night of the incident was transferred to police lines for dereliction of duty.
"All the four accused were arrested from Timarpur area. The car, which belongs to Deepak, has been impounded," said Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Sindhu Pillai.

with thanks : DNAIndia : LINK

We want justice ! No more, No less !

We want justice ! No more, No less !

Delhi gang-rape case could be turning point for India's rape laws

India is considering a fast-track court process to expedite rape cases and step up punishment for sexual violence on the heels of the bus rape incident that spurred outrage across India.

The gang-rape and beating of a 23-year-old woman on a private bus as it cruised around Delhi Sunday could be the turning point for improvements in the country’s rape laws.
After nearly a week of massive protests across the capital demanding tougher punishments for rapists and better protection of women, the parliamentary standing committee will meet next week to discuss creating fast-track courts for those accused of rape.
Proposals for changes in the law come at a critical time. Many people say there is little deterrent for rapists: Because of social stigma, few females come forward to report the crime. Those that do often have to wait years for their cases to be heard. And even then, the conviction rate is just 34.6 percent, according to theNational Crimes Record BureauDelhi has the highest number of rapes in the country, with 572 rapes reported last year. While Section 376 of the Indian Penal Code lists punishments of up to a life sentence for rape, those convicted are often let off after serving only a few months or years.
But fast-track courts could change how people think about such crimes by expediting the trial period. Proposed amendments would also provide better privacy for women with in-camera trials, which would keep them from being in the same room as the accused.

with thanks : YAHOO NEWS : LINK : for detailed news.

Another woman gang-raped in Delhi

21st December 2012 10:47 PM
Within a week of a 23-year-old woman being gang-raped by six men in a moving bus in the capital, a 40-year-old woman has alleged that she was raped in her house by three men at knife-point Wednesday, police said. Two of the accused have been arrested.

"The incident was reported from east Delhi's Welcome area. The woman, who lives with her family, alleged that three of her neighbours raped her when she was alone at home Wednesday evening," said a police officer Friday.

A case was lodged after her medical examination at Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital confirmed rape.

Two of the accused, Gaffar and Alam, were arrested from their house while the third accused is on the run, police said.

The accused used to visit her house regularly.

with thanks : Indian Express : LINK

Friday, December 21, 2012

More shame: 3-year-old girl raped in playschool

Within hours after the gruesome gangrape of a 23-year-old came to light, a three-and-a-half-year-old girl was drugged and raped inside the bathroom of a playschool. The horrific crime was committed by the playschool owner’s husband. The shocking incident took place on Monday morning in southwest Delhi’s Vashisht Park area. The traumatized girl has told a city court that two-three more girls were abused along with her.

The police have arrested the accused, Pramod Malik, who holds a senior rank in an autonomous research institute.

The minor girl has gone into a state of shock after the incident.

"My daughter told the police and the magistrate that Malik drugged and raped her friends as well in a bathroom on Monday morning," said the mother of the girl outside Nirmal Chhaya observation home, where the victim is being given counseling to help her overcome the trauma.

The girl had been attending Pathshala play school -- located around hundred meters away from their house -- for the last one-and-a-half years.

The girl’s grandmother said the girl looked “sad and drowsy” when she returned from the playschool on Monday.

“She did not talk much with us and slept for the entire day. In the evening, she started vomiting. We rushed her to a nearby clinic but the doctor asked us to take her to a police station, saying it was a police case. I got worried and asked her if anything wrong had happened with her. She complained about pain in her private parts and told us that Malik had forced her to consume a tablet,” the girl’s grandmother said in a choking voice.

"We took her to the Sagarpur police station. Her medical examination confirmed sexual abuse,” she said.

The minor was later taken to the station to identify the accused and started “crying and screaming” the moment she saw Malik, her grandmother said.

The incident is among the eight cases of rape reported in the city between Sunday and Thursday. The other cases were reported from Sonia Vihar, New Friends Colony, Kalkaji, Turkman Gate, New Ashok Nagar, among other areas.

with thanks : Hindustan Times : LINK

Candle March in support of Rape Victims of Delhi

First Indian Neighbours’ Day was celebrated at Priyadarshini Vihar

The First Indian Neighbours’ Day was celebrated at Priyadarshini Vihar on Sunday, 16th December 2012 with great enthusiasm and zest. 
Brief description of the celebration is stated below:

'Love thy neighbour as thyself' had been the spirit of the day on 16th December 2012 at the Priyadarshini Vihar Park as the residents came out and celebrated Neighbour's Day with great pomp and zest.

Residents of the neighboring colonies also joined in the celebrations to make it 'Neighbour's Day' in its truest sense. The park had been decked up with balloons, pamphlets and banners that marked the announcement of the event.
From senior citizens to their grandkids, everybody wholly participated and enjoyed the various activities that were graced by a bright sun and tempted everybody to the park grounds.
The day began with an enthusiastic turnout at the Talent Show in which the younger residents of Priyadarshini Vihar surprised us all with their geniuses.
Next was something to entertain the elders and Tambola took care of that. All the ladies and the men played the ticket game in good spirits and shared aplenty laughter.
Musical Chairs followed next with a separate round for senior citizens, adults and the kids. What followed was lots of fun, music and dancing apart from grabbing chairs!!

Getting tired was only legitimate after this morning full of fun and frolic and hot lunch was ready to be served.
The residents came together and enjoyed a hearty lunch in the warm glow of the sun and everyone could be spotted smiling ear-to-ear and indulging in conversations with their neighbours.

No one could get enough of the bonding and took forward the celebrations to a game of Antakshri. Men and women competed against each other in this game of songs and had a gala time singing old and new songs alike. Not only did everyone sing out loud and enjoy the music but also came together, both old and young and celebrated their existence as each other's neighbor.
Attractive prizes were awarded to the winners of the various events and chocolates were distributed amongst all.
The usual Sunday was turned into a day that each resident would fondly remember and hopefully await the next year!!
Best regards.
Ram Gupta, General Secretary
Priyadarshini Vihar RWA