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Amidst the Fight (A Poem)

Amidst the fight,
Fight for the vote bank,
Fight for a throne-like-chair,
A part of society,
A part of this planet,
Is left aside,
Crying and beging,
Fighting and shouting.

Amidst the riots,
Riots of hindu and muslim,
Riots on cow slaughtering,
A part of society,
A part of this planet,
Is sliced-off,
Quivering and stammering,
Weakening and dying.

A mother is beaten,
A father suicides,
A son drops out of his school,
A daughter is raped.
But is this part of society,
Not made to be shaped?

Amidst the achievements,
Achievements in space,
Achievements in wars,
A part of society,
A part of this planet,
Is kept apart,
Far off the upheavals,
Far off the race,
For this part of society,
Seems to have no face.

Unaware of the tricks and intrigues,
This innocent part of society,
Finds temporary solutions as a panacea,
And stumbles across the whole life,
For our politics never let it know its real “problem”,
For which it needs to strife.

This part of society,
Hence, should learn a lesson.
It needs to remember
What it has been through.
And need not share
Its so-called master’s view.

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Tipu Sultan: An Anti-hindu?

Tipu Sultan, an anti-hindu and an anti-national ruler.
Tipu Sultan, a non-secular, an anti-social ruler.
Tipu Sultan, a Xerox of a tyrrant dictator.

Why??
What justifies all these statements??
Who is empowered to prove them??

Yes, it is an unread page of history for us. And we’re helpless to reach that era and favour or disfavour these claims. All we can try to know is from books, the remains, the architecture etc.
So let’s try to find out!!

Tipu Sultan

TIPU OR TIPPOO SAHIB, SULTAN OF MYSORE 1782-99.ENGRAVING BY W. RIDLEY, PUBLISHED IN “EUROPEAN MAGAZINE”, JULY 1, 1800.

Tipu: The Tiger Of Mysore

Tipu Sultan is called as “The Tiger Of Mysore”. Why? Did he exercise his powers on others? But on whom?

Let me make it a bit simpler. But for that, we need to trace his early life.
I think it would be fun!!

A Glimpse Of His Childhood

Tipu Sultan was born on November 10, 1750 at Devanahalli. He was born as “Badshah Nasibuddaulah Sultan Fateh Ali Bahadur Sahab”.

Later, he became ‘Tipu Sultan’ after the name of Saint Tipu Mastan Aulia.

His father, Hyder Ali was illiterate. So he wanted his son to be taught properly. Hence, alongwith his diplomatic and millitary mission, education was also added.

This led to the birth of a highly learner ruler. Tipu was an intellectual and innovative in person.

Wars, Victories And Advancements

The reign of Tipu is remembered for research and innovation. Tipu, himself was a pioneer in the use of rocket artillery.

A number of rockets and missiles were developed in his era. This was done mostly in collaboration with french rulers. Tipu was the one who introduced luni-solar calendar and new coin types.

Tipu introduced a land revenue system. This system bolstered the Mysore Silk Industry. This in turn, helped Mysore emerge as an economic power.

Tipu Sultan at war

‘The last effort of Tippoo Saib at Seringapatam’, 1799, (1847). The death of Tippoo Sahib (1753-1799), Sultan of Mysore at his stronghold, Seringapatam, India. British forces stormed the city on 4 May 1799. This victory brought to an end the short fourth Anglo-Mysore War (March-May 1799) enabled them then to gain control of Southern India, leading eventually to British rule throughout India. Illustration from The History of China and India, by Miss Corner, (Dean and Co, London, 1847). (Photo by The Print Collector/Print Collector/Getty Images)

Tipu Sultan was the right hand of his father in most of his wars. He alongwith Hyder Ali claimed his victory over a number of challengers.

Unfortunately, his father died after second anglo-Mysore war due to cancer. But the seeds of love for his kingdom grew inside Tipu.

A number of rulers and Britishers were badly defeated by him. But the fourth anglo-Mysore war was proved to be the end of this patriotism. Tipu was defeated and he died.

Actually, defeating Tipu alone was not an easy task. So Marathas and Nizam of Hyderabad joined hands with British. This led to the end of Tipu Sultan.

Tipu Sultan sacrificed himself to defend his kingdom from British capture. He is still remembered as a valiant freedom fighter.

Probably he was the only ruler who didn’t negotiated with Britishers. While all other rulers were busy signing treaty and agreements, Tipu was spearheading the kingdom as freedom fighter.

Was He Non-secular, Anti-hindu?

Tipu Sultan was fond of horticulture and gardening. Hyder Ali and Tipu are still remembered as the establishes of Lalbagh Botanical Garden.

During his reign, Tipu gave land grants. These land grants were specially provided for 135 temples.

He also gave high posts to non-Muslims in his court. He was also a great writer. He wrote in Kannada.

Many sources claim that Tipu sent funds to American freedom fighters. Benjamin Franklin had sent a declaration letter of this too.

And yes, he is one of the rulers who fought against British colonialism.

On Tipu Jayanti

As all the issues are beset with politics, Tipu is no different.
We have been told that he was a tyrrant dictator. We believe this and join the strikes.

Lack of awareness and proper knowledge favours the wrong elements to dominate a society. And this happened on the occasion of Tipu Jayant on 10th November.

There are so many misconceptions in the youth that obstructs a good governance in the country.

Youth needs to know the fact before reacting violently. Tipu Sultan was the one who pledged his son to prevent Mysore. And he is being called an Anti-hindu. These baseless issues will keep rising. Untill the youth remain unaware.

Tipu Sultan was a great administrator. He was a great socialist. And emphasisingly, a secular ruler.

He never looked his kingdom as his hereditary belonging. He called Mysore kingdom as “Sultanat-e-khuda dad”, meaning “the gift of God”.

On the occasion of his jayanti, a number of his supporters were present. It was inaugurated in a grand way.

A change Of Thoughts

Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy on Saturday lauded Tipu Sultan before the Tipu Jayanti celebrations began.”Tipu’s progressive measures in administration, his quest for innovation are commendable,” PTI quoted him as saying.

R Ashok, BJP leader and former Home Minister told NDTV:

“This is not a communal protest. We honour Muslim people for their sacrifice for the nation. But Tipu demolished temples and churches – and killed people. He is not a freedom fighter. Do not waste public money on these celebrations.”

Raghu Algur’s words were also laudable. He said-

“These elements are suffering from anti-Muslim myopia. For them every Muslim leader is anti-national and anti-Hindu. They are not looking at the tremendous contribution of Tipu for society and for becoming a living example of religious harmony.”

And I personally believe that every issue doesn’t need a political eye. Celebrating a day to remember a freedom fighter is far more better that involving in religious disputes.

Remembering Tipu and his contribution for a day is worth spending some money. If spending money in temple and mosque building disputes for decades isn’t a “waste”, then how can a peaceful rememberance be called a “waste of public money”.

Well, I am also not much into politics. So I may be wrong somewhere. But I personally believe that religion should not be the pillar of disputes all over the country.

Thank you so much for reading. And we’ld heartily welcome your criticism. As our country is so difficult to inflict so easily.

But we literally respect your opinion and you have all the right to build them in your own way. This was just our opinion and we agree that yours may vary!!

Keep reading and building your views. Never try think the way you listen. Just get yourself to know the issue and think of your own way. Actually we’re suggesting you so, because it is the high time to make an opinion. An opinion that has grown out of our own thinking.

Keep yourself aware in order to think correctly.

Love,
Mistella.

How Is the Indian democracy balanced

The arrival of democracy

It was a long process of sacrifices and struggles which marked a blurred advent of democracy. But establishing a true democracy was not a cake walk. It took more than a hundred years to know the value of democracy and its need in a country.
Even though it was a sign of independence, democracy came with a negative aspect. It provided independence from the unwanted reign of foreigners, but it gave a long lasting wound to the country as well.

The wound that India still bears

This wound is none other than the partition of a country into two dominions. The struggle ended but the pain remained in the heart of freedom fighters who were struggling to make their country free of outer rule.

It took the life of the great Mahatma Gandhi, who is still remembered as one of the pioneers of the freedom struggle. It took the life of so many great people who dreamt of an independent country but never thought of it breaking into two parts, India and Pakistan.

The changing scenario

It was not at all easy to establish a democratic government in India. But this has been tried to achieve to a large extent. Today, India is a democracy and holds a democratic government.

It has tried to maintain a balance among three organs of government, but let’s see how far it has been successful till now…

JUDICIAL ACTIVISM AND THE INDIAN DEMOCRACY

“Justice is a right to attain right.” Right is attained when the system of justice is at hand, not only to those who possess power of muscles and brain, but also to those who were and are still deprived of the priviledges of various policies and schemes, specially made and implemented for them by the other two organs of the government.

Democracy is all about rights and equality of all sections residing in the society. This equality is somehow dependent on the readiness of the Judiciary to take proper actions.

This may be called as judicial activism. The judicial activism has become a great power for the Judiciary of the country and its people. The system has been proved to be successful in order to make every individual aware of the true meaning of democracy.

It has established a beautiful and transparent relationship between justice and democracy.

The PIL or SAL

The judicial activism has been found to be flourished in 1980s. The system of Public Interest Litigation(PIL) or Social Action Litigation(SAL) is the mode of its promulgation in the society.

1980s situations were not such, that the deprived section could reach the court and offered a lawyer. This was a Catastrophe that they were compelled to grapple with for a long time since the country has been provided with a democratic constitution.

Injustice and violation of fundamental rights provided by the constitution to the democratic people of India was seen everywhere for about three decades of independence.

In 1979, Public Interest Litigation became a piercing tool in the hands of the unsensitized sections of the society through which they could attack the powers, who werere in infringing their right in any form.

The system through which their voices calling for justice, could access the court through different means.

The judges started hearing cases on the basis of newspaper reports, editorials and even filed by a person other than the aggrieved. There were many cases that contributed as examples of the judicial activism and its power.

Cases that served as examples

In 1979, the hussainara Khatoon versus Bihar case is one of the best manifestations of the Public Interest Litigation. In this case, a lawyer filed a petition on seeing a large number of prisoners who had been spending years of their life beyond the time limit decided as their punishment.

These under trial victims of the democratic India were exposed by an another person before court, who was a lawyer. The judges accepted this petition and justice was served to a large number of prisoners facing under trial.

Similarly, the Sunil Batra vs Delhi administration case in 1980, which was filed by an inmate of Tihar Jail on seeing the pitiful situation of the prisoners.

Here, the prisoners were treated very badly and were brutally beaten. This case was in news for a long time as it was a petition written to justice Krishna Iyer which was carved on a paper.

The judge took it into consideration and justice too, was provided but the tradition of filing PIL through letters was banned after the verdict of the court.

Even though the court banned the system of filing PIL in form of letters, the case was an epitome of the system of judicial activism.

Flourishing of the PIL system

System of PIL flourished judicial activism and helped protecting democracy in the nation. It made the illiterates aware of the rights and the true meaning of democracy.

It eased their access to justice and also made it affordable. There were many people who didn’t know the basics of accessing court for justice, like how to file a case, what is a petition and many more.. Such illiterate people were provided justice through PILs filed by other person like lawyers and reporters.

A large number of women facing domestic violence were also provided an access to justice. Many social evils that degraded the value of women in society like the system of dowry, child marriage in remote areas were banned. This helped the women maintain their dignity and equality in the society.

Thus, the fundamental rights like right to equality and right against exploitation were provided as promised by the system of Democratic India. Hence, the post- 1980 situations were a bit favourable for such deprive sections of the society.

In 1984, a case was heard called bandwa Mukti morcha vs Union of India. During the trial, the justice had conclusively given an impressive statement which triggered the underprivileged sections. She summarily said that justice should reach to deprive section and that too, in a different way.

Today’s Scenario

The modern democracy states that the “women empowerment is the first step towards the true independence of India”- how convincing the statement seems!

A person living outside the country, if listens such a statement in a speech by our great politicians, then he would surely make an image of Indians as the most “sober men” in the world, isn’t it? But the scene is something really different.

Women are being empowered, there is a section fighting in the name of feminism, but the cost of this Independence is unpredictable. This cost can only be explained by the innocent girl or most precisely the minor, who has been compelled to compromise her chastity.

What is a “home”- a place where you find peace, safety and protection from all the evil intentions of the outside world, right? And shelter Home, a home where you can find shelter if you’re destitute of the environment of a home. But today’s shelter homes are horrible and heinous.

The cases that have unfolded in last few days, show a spine-chilling face of Indians, those Indians who deserve not to be called as “Indians”

What next

There are claims that these cases which have come to light are the result of great political contact, and still are being solved with political aspect.

But actually, every issue is not required to be presented with political aspect. Therefore, a distance which is safe, needs to be maintained between justice and politics.

Besides, some awareness program should be launched and local people should be trained and employed. Their work should be creating awareness among people and such deprived sections, who are being exploited for no reason, about their rights.

I appreciate the initiative taken by the supreme court to open government shelter homes in most of the states of the country, but this cannot be completely appreciated until the verdict or the scheme is truly implemented throughout the country, providing proper safety and peace to the life of these women being sexually and emotionally abused, those children who are being exploited and many others deprived sections of the society.

If the judicial activism truly exists, then it is the responsibility of Judiciary to take proper action for these exploited sections and provide them with the best facility that ensures at least their protection and a two times meal for them and their families in every 24 hours.

These actions are not possible until the three organs of the government corporate with each other and maintain their own portfolio, instead of intruding the work of other.

Stay tuned for more such articles.

Love,
Mistella.

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