Call for Bandh in Tamil Nadu

April 22, 2009

The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Indian state, has called for a bandh (observe a general strike) tomorrow, as a protest against repressive measures adopted by Sri Lankan authorities. CM Karunanidhi has been severely criticised for speaking in support of the dreaded terrorist organisation, LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam).

Karuninidhi issued a notice to the Central Government of India to put pressure on the Lankan government for calling a permenant ceasefire. It might be worth mentioning that LTTE is the same outfit that was found responsible for the assisination plot that led to the surmise of former PM, Rajiv Gandhi.

As per official figures more than 30,000 civilians are still trapped in the war zone and the Lankan government has given a deadline for LTTE supremo Prabhakaran. The violence in the nation has already led to great loss of life and property.

LTTE was founded some 32 years ago in 1976 and has been engaged in  one of the longest secessionist conflicts in Asia.  A civil erupted in the state, with Tamils declaring their own idependent state. The government has limited LTTE to small area and have given the deadline to their chief to sureender. World Organisations like EU, UN and many nations have called upon the prabhakaran to surrender. The authorities have already made their plan of launching a major offensive strike to oust the leader, which might result in the loss of many lives.

However, there is one more twist in the whole story, the free buzz. The bandh or strike is believed to be a political gimmick to rally the support of the people in the wake of coming elections. That is why we sometimes consider the political leaders as the most adroit in creating a buzz, even surpassing the feats of the celebrities.

Did Laura Bush Kill a Guy and Got Away?

April 20, 2009

There is not much you can find as a controversy in Laura Bush’s profile. But may be there are some grey shades in Laura Welch’s. According to several websites, Laura Welch, who happens to be Lady Bush and the First Lady, was involved in a road accident case in 1963. The websites claim that she was a teen, 17 years old then and ran over a guy after ignoring the lights.

Police beating an African American

Police beating an African American

There are two things about this whole story that has raised public curiosity. One, that Laura Welch was not charged for killing the guy, despite being under the influence alcohol (as some say). This may just be an opinion or one more evidence to support the fact that the rich and powerful have easily got away because of loopholes in judiciary system.

Michael Dutton Douglas used to date Laura Welch and he was the one who actually got killed when Laura could not control her vehicle. Laura was driving her Chevrolet Impala sedan, when the fatal accident happened. Douglas succumbed soon after the crash and was declared as dead on arrival.

Jim Crow Sign

Jim Crow Sign

Obviously, people are not that stupid to have a muckraking session. It is more than gimmicks and publicity stunt. American constitution is the ideal for any democratic society or community. If things like this happen in America, what about other nations?

The police, legal system and other institutions have been criticised a lot of times to play foul and favour the privileged class. Earlier when interracial conflicts were at large, the “Jim Crow” period, police brutality against African Americans, against gay community, the Judiciary did keep mum and silent, making the wrong people to finally receive the brunt. If that is how it has been going and if that is how it will be going, than there is no point to endeavour the citizenship of world’s progressed nation.