Thursday, 30 March 2017

लड़्कियॉ क्यौ जल्दी बूढी हो जाती है?

चश्मे के नीचे से रोती थी,
चुभती, भारी, सिसकती ऑखै,
हंसते ही सब कुछ खो जाता है,
पलकौ के अंधेरॉ के अंदर।
सीखते हुये आटा, दाल, सिलायी, कढाई;
मेरे सारे रिश्ते‌‌ अम्मा, चाची, ताई,
बह जाती थी, आतीत के भटकते सायॉ मै।
पंद्रह साल की होते होते,
बन जाती थी एक बोझ,
और बॉध दी जाती हू,
एक अजनबी के पल्ले से,
मसालॉ का अर्थशास्त्र सीखते सीखते,
भूल गई जिंदगी का शास्त्र।
सब लिखते रह गये, बनाते रह गये,
दूल्हा और दुल्हन के बीच एक नया अर्थशास्त्र।
चिता पर लेटे मॉ बाप की जायदाद और्
आल्मारी के अन्दर बंद खजाने की चिंता ने,
दबा दी थी बेटी की सिसकियॉ।
पिता से भी ज्यादा खामोश पति,
कसाई के जैसी लाल लाल ऑखॉ से,
आपने हिस्से की लूट के खजाने का
इंतजार मै पागल ।
और मै एक कटि गाय की तरह,
आपनी बेटी के स्कूल सजाते हुये,
आपनी बूढी यादॉ से,
उसे आटा, दाल, सिलायी, कढाई;
का गणित सिखाते सिखाते,
मै भी बूढी हो चलि हूं।
बूढे शाहरूख, आमिर, सलमान, सैफ,
आज भी जवान है,
और जवान मधुरी, रानी, तब्बू, काजोल,
आज बूढि हो जाती है।
आज तक नही जान सकी हू,
लड़्कियॉ क्यौ लडको से जल्दी,
बूढी हो जाती है?

Naxal Slaughterer

Think about the time and age,
Else, a good number disease breeds.
You revolutionary of death and hate!
You have become a slaughterer,
But feign like protector and fighter,
And at once got hundreds of marauder,
In your brutal command.

In revolution,
You look the pleasure of the toxic flesh.
You feel no shame to mutilate,
Even on the corpse of dead challenger,
This brand of revolution,
You are bound to rot with worst pain,
Due to the sighs of innocent’s blood.
A burly storm sets in the air,
Delivering the message of,
Your sins and brutality;
Across the country and oceans;
Every rule of your’s,
Throw back the nation a century in time,
Where bloodbath is your religion.

Revolution is another name,
For the despotic rule.
I am a virgin soul,
Raped and repressed even after crosses death,
Every time you pull me out of my pyre and rape me,
Your book of comrades and revolution,
Always covered in a condom.

Friday, 24 March 2017

Locked Slaughterhouses: Boost for Rural Economy

The first work, after Yogi Adityanath was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Utter Pradesh did, many slaughterhouses were sealed in all parts of the state. This action was promised in the election manifesto of the Bharatiya Janta Party for the assembly elections. With the action, it is clear that the ‘Gauvansh Sanrakahan’ drive has begun.

But opposition parties are opposing this sealing drive. They have no proper logic but they are worried about the Muslim vote banks because owners and employees are all Muslims. This non-issue has become the biggest issue. Through their opposition in the name of loss of employment they only want to target PM Modi, CM Yogi, BJP, RSS, and Hindus. It is shocking to see the hypocrisy and fascism of supporters of beef eating and cow slaughtering. Moreover, all these slaughterhouses are illegal.

If Hindus are demanding the total ban on cow slaughter and sealing of slaughterhouses, there is nothing wrong in this. People’s memory is very poor. Bans are neither new nor unusual in this nation. In India, even all type of dissections is banned in labs even for educational purposes and researches. Now even earthworms, cockroaches, rats, fish, frog, monkey, etc., cannot be dissected. As a result of this in the field of education and research nation is suffering very heavily.

Similarly, medicinal tests, pharmaceutical tests etc., on insects and animals like rats, monkeys, horses, frogs, dogs, etc., are also banned in India. As a result of all these bans country has been suffering. Education, research all have been suffering very heavily. Academicians, researchers, and scientists are working under tremendous pressure on account of such bans.

Similarly, animal shows in circuses are also banned. Even jugglers cannot keep animals like monkeys, bear, and even snakes. As a result of this lakhs of people lost their livelihood.

They all supported the killings of animals in slaughter houses. They never care that since the late-1990s, animal rights fighters have succeeded in banning the long-established arts in India that expertise in training animals for shows as a means of living. There was a time when snake charmers and Baazigars would be sent to international fairs as emissaries of India’s conventional art forms.

But when the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972 was extended to these communities, they became criminals and law breakers. With one blow of the pen, their centuries-old art forms came to be treated as an unlawful activity, without even bother to offer them any alternative means of employment for survival.

Ban and sealing are not new in this nation. In Kashmir valley, all the cinema halls have been closed by the Muslim fringe groups, since the last three decades. In Bihar, CM Nitish Kumar has banned sale and drinking of liquor. Bihar has also closed all the illegal slaughterhouses. In Punjab, cigarette smoking is banned in a number of areas.

All these bans and closing was done on the demands of secularists, communists, NGOs, activists, animal lovers, right activists etc., in the name of preventing cruelty to animals or to appease minority vote banks. But the same elements are supporting and demanding open beef eating, cow slaughtering, and illegal slaughter houses. This is fascism and hypocrisy in the name of freedom to eat, secularism and multiculturalism.

Perhaps this also shows that in this country it has become a secular fashion to hurt the sentiments of Hindus. Now it is a shame that secular goons have been organising cow slaughtering and beef parties in open, and through media, in universities, in front of temples etc. By their behaviour, they are shaming the nation. In India, Jain community is also against animal slaughtering.

This closing of slaughter houses will be a big Boost for Rural Economy. Now a large number of cows, buffaloes, goats etc. will be saved and they will be available for farmers, villagers, poor and Dalits at low prices. So in return, they will earn good money by selling their products and by using them for agriculture and commercial use.

It is also good for the environment. In slaughterhouses, biological wastes were inserted or dumped into the earth through bore well by the help of acid. This dumping has polluted the ground water and soil in almost all part of the state. But now water and soil pollution will be reduced.

The production of milk and products will be increased and their prices will be reduced due to increased supply. Similarly, for agriculture, more compost fertilizer will available and used. This will reduce the use of urea and chemicals which will again reduce the soil pollution. This will ensure the supply of good and nutritious eatables.

With the sealing of slaughterhouses, these saves animals will eat extra crops, leaves, and paddy and wheat straws. There will be no need to burn them. This will reduce air pollution.

A large number of animals slaughtered are stolen from villages. These thieves not only steal the animals but even kill the owners of animals who resisted the theft of animals. Now there will be less crime and a large number of human lives will be saved. Some time theft and slaughtering of cows also flare up communal riots. For some extent, communal riots will also be checked.

On this sealing drive, secular politicians, Communist, writers, artists all rushed to TV anchors and the handpicked chatterati who appear on TV debates in favour of slaughtering and meat eating. They even went to the extent that the meat ban violates fundamental liberties, erode state’s secular character, and harm the cause of multiculturalism. Even some made a forecast that ban on beef eating may break the nation. Good comedy by secularists.

But it was necessary to ask why our intellectual elite have never before felt outraged at far more draconian bans, with far deadlier outcomes? Why this double standard? Why all are criticizing a great Yogi CM. It shouldn’t surprise anyone that out of job secularists and communist groups has got a work.

Meat united arch enemies. Here Taslima Nasreen and Salman Rushdie are banned. Mani Ratnam and A.R.Rahaman are attacked because their films and songs are not like by some maulanas. Crackers and colours on Diwali and Holi are restricted by court directions. Courts also imposed a ban on the immersion of Hindu idols in rivers. But all are silent on these bans.

The idea of killing animals for the purpose of pleasure or taste cannot be appreciated. The current debates around sealing of slaughter houses have also similarly little to do with the respect for life and everything is related issues of culture, votes, and power. Token support for a community, separation of the meat — eating ‘them’ and the vegetarian ‘us’, ignoring the fact that this is an obviously flawed definition behind hidden a pervert vested interest.
To make bans a cultural fault line is dangerous, given its essential nature. To disallow or allow a certain kind of food in the name of sentiment has unlike the case of other freedoms like the right to expression, no other intention but to draw boundaries. Secularism has become a new kind of tool to spread intolerance and hate. If one abuse Hindus, Modi, Yogi, BJP or RSS, one will become a brand name in the trade of secularism

Character Certificate

When we rode on the bus for Dehradun, unaware of the things which would bother us soon.
I am a teacher and teach in a constituent college of a prestigious central university and my wife teaches in an affiliated college of a state university in U.P. Now a day admission is the most important event in Indian education system. Even getting admission is a dream for students, where I teach. That way people are jealous of us and we feel lucky.
The years from 2000 to 2010 were very critical to us. Those were the years when our children were appearing for high schools, intermediate and admission to professional courses. In 2009 my son got admission in a very prestigious university in Dehradun, Uttranchal, and in a very good professional course.
Those were the days when infamous raging case happened in which a medical student Aman Kachroo died due to ragging. Aman Kachroo, 19, was a student of the Rajendra Prasad Medical College and Hospital at Tanda town in Kangra district since 2007. He died on March 8, 2009, after he was ragged by his four drunken seniors.
After this unfortunate incidents media, NGOs, human right groups and activists, civil society activists etc. created a big furore and a sense of fear and panic was created in the educational institutions. The senior students were treated by the authorities like ‘sleeper cells’ of jihadi or Naxal terror groups.
Due to this fear, the authorities asked to submit character certificate, an affidavit from the parents and character certificate from the area police station, in which my son lives or we live permanently. The character certificate, I got from the school very easily and similarly, an affidavit, I submitted, taking full responsibility for my son’s conduct.
But the character certificate from the area police station gave us many sleepless nights. First, nobody in the police station talked with me properly, nor did anybody guide me rightly. After so many visits to the police station and area police chowki, I met a lawyer and the lawyer guided me rightly.
By the help of the lawyer, I applied at the local Sub Divisional Magistrate’s office for my son’s character certificate, after completing all the formalities and submitting all the necessary documents.
Few days after this, an officer from the state vigilance department came to our house to enquire about his character. I served him very well, as is the practice in this nation. After few days of his visit, again an officer from the local intelligence department visited our house, to enquire about his character. Again, I served him very well, as the set practice in this nation. I was taken aback and shocked on such formalities. In this country, even terrorists and Bangladeshi intruders get all the inquiries done very easily but a lawful citizen has been facing so much of harassment.
After a few months of all this, again university authorities demanded character certificate. By the help of the lawyer, I enquired the status of my application in the S.D.M. office. There, I was told that you had to submit the details of his character of that period before you shifted to your present residence.
When we shifted to our present residence, his age was around six years. So, from the day of his birth up to six years of his age, we had to submit his character details. What a big joke? I kept on running from one office to another but I did not get the required character certificate. Even some people laughed at me that now in this nation, even an infant needed a character certificate.
“Who told you that an infant does not need a character certificate?” The babu tilts his head---But it is the order of Indian Babu. Nobody has the right to question the Indian Babu. Baba Ambedkar has given him the right to harass and exploit the citizens.
This babu-dom is like a large patch of barren land in the middle of green pastures. Even before one enters inside, everything refreshing, something kind in the heart goes to flames.
It is exhausting to follow rules dictated by big parcel guidebook, drafted by Baba Ambedkar but was determined to be the ideal father and create a perfect example for my son to look up to.
My son passed the BBA.LLB (H), getting good marks. Now he is a practicing lawyer. I am still waiting for the character certificate.
This is Indian bureaucracy. No accountability, no feedback and no success ratio, no targets, no achievements and no parameter. If the nation wants to progress, this non-performing bureaucracy must be reformed.
If such babus are made in charges of educational institutions, then the son will take admission and grandson will appear in exam and great grandson will get the degree.
My wounded soul be unforgiven,
For a wild sin, it will ne’er mine,
And I shall be damned, O Love, and my son
And tossed from Joy’s tall parapet…
Nation’s outlawed laws shall pine for no- pardon.

Note: This is a true story. Only names and places have not been mentioned