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Citizens Forum for Civil Liberties (CFCL)
To
Hon’ble President of India Government of India President's Secretariat Rashtrapati Bhavan New Delhi-4
August 15, 2012
Subject-Mankind’s biggest database of biometric data and unfolding surveillance regime
Sir,
I salute you for recalling in your speech on the eve of Independence Day that India had 24.5% of World Manufacturing Output before our independence was snatched away by British East India Company[1], an entity created by Queen Elizabeth I through a royal charter on December 31, 1600. Our current share in manufacturing output is 2.2%, as per UN National Accounts Main Aggregates Database, 2010. As a fellow citizen, I hope that you will consider preparing a blue print for gaining pre-1750 position for our country in world trade.
I wish to draw your attention towards advertisements dated August 14, 2012 in the newspapers regarding Home Ministry’s National Population Register (NPR) and World Bank’s eTransform Initiative. The adve…
ढांचा ढहाने तथा अराजक तत्वों को जेल भेजने की कार्यवाही तुरन्त हो: विहिप संत प्रदर्शन पर आमादा, यमुना बाज़ार से लाल किलेतक यात्राआज नई दिल्ली। अगस्त 16, 2012। एक ओर दिल्ली के संतों ने आज सुभाष पार्क बचाओ यात्रा का ऐलानकर दिया है वहीं विश्व हिन्दू परिषद ने केन्द्र व दिल्ली सरकार को आगाह किया है कि वह सुभाष पार्क मामले में दिल्ली पुलिस को उच्च न्यायालय के निर्णय के आदेश के पालन में रोडा अटकाने से बाज आए। न्यायालय के निर्णय को आज सत्रहदिन बीतने के बावजूद न तो सुभाष पार्क पर अतिक्रमण करने वाले लोगों व पुलिस पर हमला करने वाले अराजक तत्वों को अभी तक गिरफ़्तार ही किया गया है और न ही अवैध ढांचे को तोडा जा सकाहै। विहिप दिल्ली के महामंत्री श्री सत्येन्द्र मोहन ने आज एक बैठक के बाद कहा है कि सरकारी संरक्षण में आंख मूंद कर अराजक तत्वों को खुली छूट देने तथा न्यायालय के निर्णय के पालन में ढीलम-ढाली करने से दिल्ली में अराजक तत्वों का दबदबा बढा है और वे अब न्यायालय को भी सलाह देने लगे हैं। दूसरी ओर,न्याय प्रेमी हिन्दू समाज अपने मन्दिर की दीवार के ऊपर बनाए गए अवैध ढांचे को न हटाए जाने से आहत है। उन्होंने आ…

Ramdev to end fast, stir against Congress

Yog Guru Baba Ramdev latest protest against corruption ended today on the sixth day of protest on Tuesday against blackmoney and declared that he will launch a big movement against Congress before the Lok Sabha elections.  Ramdev was taken into custody on fifth day along with hundreds of supporters who took an anti-Congress turn in their march towards Parliament. On a day of high drama and after BJP and JD(U) leaders offered their support, Ramdev, who had been dilly-dallying for the past three days on his strategy, asked his thousands of supporters to march towards Parliament, three km away from the protest venue at Ramlila Maidan, for a dharna outside.
“Congress hatao, desh bachao” (Remove Congress, Save the country) was the slogan Ramdev gave in his address and later in the march that discarded any semblance of neutrality in the campaign against corruption mounted by him.
He had been claiming that his protest had no political agenda but intended to fight corruption.
As they start…

Exodus of Scientists in DRDO contained

In this year total number of scientists who had resigned are eighty six. The details of number of scientists resigned during the lastfive years are as given below:- Post Year 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Scientist `B` 166 78 41 38 58 Scientist `C` 86 58 18 18 21 Scientist `D` 13 8 2 2 5 Scientist `E` 2 5 1 3 1

Russia Clamps Down on Dissent

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Russia Clamps Down on Dissent
From: Innokenty Grekov <Communications@HumanRightsFirst.org>Mon, 13 Aug '12 3:41a To: Nksagar@rediffmail.com | Russia Clamps Down on Dissent
Dear Naresh,
A verdict in the sham trial of members of the feminist punk band Pussy Riot is expected this week. Not shaken by a recent gay rights protest at the London Olympics, the Kremlin maintains its ban on LGBT organizations from the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Russia is making headlines for all the wrong reasons.
The Russian government is using antiextremism and incitement laws, which were enacted to combat hate crimes, to systematically silence dissenting voices including independent media, activists, religious believers, and LGBT and other minority groups. Russians who do not agree with President Putin and are unafraid to speak their mind are in trouble.
Secretary Hillary Clinton will travel to Russia in September for the Asi…


The study has been compiled to assess BRT and its impact in context of Supreme Court orders, High Court judgements, environmental norms and studies, several studies conducted by government and non government institutions and recent developments. The Independent Evaluation report was released on Monday at the press conference and Mr. Dunu Roy, Director Hazards Centre, Geetam Tiwari, Professor at IIT Delhi, Dinesh Mohan, Professor at IIT Delhi, representatives from Mahila Kalpana Shakti, Beghar Mazdoor Shakti Sangathan addressed the gathering. The report has been prepared with the support of Delhi Integrated Modal Transport Systems (DIMTS), IIT, Envirotech, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), Sandeep Gandhi and Associates, DTC Union etc. The present attempt was to present the observations made by this research team with reference to the three original objectives of the BRT and how far the s…

SportzPower Daily August13,2012

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Join us on:SportzPower Dailywww.sportzpower.comAug 13 Vol 01, Issue 1002 TODAY'S TOP HEADLINES India register best-ever haul of 6 medals at London GamesAs far as immediate takeaways are concerned, it was a satisfactory Olympics for India when examined in the context of how the country has evolved in terms of process and intent. AIFF, IMG-R meeting with I-League clubs 23 Aug; important for future of Indian footballDirection that Indian football will take should come to fore on 23 August when the AIFF and its commercial partner IMG-Reliance meet with the unhappy I-League clubs. FIH launches Hockey World LeagueFIH does not have any title sponsor or presenting commercial partner specifically for the World League, but says discussions are on with several sponsors in different countries. P&G raises $25m for Youth Sport programsP&G to raise $25m towards its ‘Thank You Mom’ intitiative by helping establish and sustain youth sport programs around the world, as part of it…