Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

I am ashamed to note that an officer of Indian Police Service in the rank of an Inspector General who is presenting himself as Radha, the lady love of Krushna, is an Oriya by birth.

He is Devendra Panda former IG of Uttarpradesh.

The communalists, who could not succeed in completely ruining the countrys unity in the name of Rama, have found in him a new ally to mislead the ignorant people in the name of Krushna for which Pandas posing as Radhas incarnation carries a lot of significance.

This therefore necessitates looking at Krushna in the light his creator Muni Vyasa had conceived of him.

Any one who thinks of how to make the world a better place to leave in has always gone beyond god.

God is the greatest obstacle on the path of universal brotherhood and peace. In the past, civilizations were destroyed in the name of god. The present world is threatened in the name of god. The future is doomed if the human society is not free from the belief in god.

God was created by man after invention of agriculture. Agriculture, discovered by mothers, was the first act of application of human mind to the issue of security. Assured of secured source of livelihood, man started speculating and conceptualized god. In every part of the world god got a name in the comprehensible primitive tongues of the locality and hence it is known in so many names.

Speculation, matching mans avarice that was linked to the issue of security, transformed gods into guardian deities to perform one basic act: to eliminate every possibility of insecurity. And from this basic act, two branches of responsibility of god developed; one, to safeguard the livelihood interest(s) of man, personal or combine and two, to destroy his or their rival or rivals. Hence, from the beginning god is sectarian, linked with selfish motive of man.

Lest this limitation mars the design, highly motivated people play the game of hiding this aspect of god by contriving and spreading an imaginative aspect that he is omnipresent, benevolent and universal. They keep their design alive by subjugating human mind to the addiction of religions in different names and styles, in most of the cases, from day one of birth of a child, through every channel: societal, educational, orientational and professional. Human society remains fragmented on the grounds of religion. Societal fragmentation makes man weak. Those who gain from mans weakness, the exploiters, contribute to the strengthening of religions.

Therefore, when the first revolutionary poet, Muni Vyasa, authored Mahabharat, in the mouth of his hero Krushna, he advised the society to relinquish all religions. SARVA DHARMAAN PARITYAJYA MAAMEKAM SHARANAM VRAJA. Relinquish all the religions, come to my fold, Krushna is told to have said.

Krushna was depicted as the embodiment of all the characters of the society in what is described as VISWARUPA.

But what does exactly this embodiment mean? What the expression my fold is used for? An annotation was needed.

This annotation came later in the DURGA SAPTASATI. Symbolizing Asokas defeat in Orissas famous Kalinga war which was a war between Vedic Imperialism and Orissas Buddist Tribal Communes of matriarchal character and in which Asoka had to save his life by tactfully embracing Buddhism (Sri Jayadevanka Baisi Pahacha, Bharat Barati, Cuttack, 2005, pp. 203-208), this thought provoking scripture of matriarchal social order gave a concrete definition of what Vyasa was intending to say.

Who was this to whose fold man was called upon to come, relinquishing all the religions? It was the classless Society, it said.

Wrath of the people, we see in the pages of this scripture, made them contribute their might to the DEVI, meaning the Chief of their respective matriarchal commune, who thus being strengthened, vanquished the ruthless autocrat Mahisaasura and in course of time, all the chiefs of matriarchal communes united together to eliminate the invader class comprising Chanda, Munda, Raktavija, Sumbha and Nisumbha and saved the society from their evil spell.

And, then the DEVI declared, I am unity of the people, I am the classless society (AHAM RAASTRI SAMGAMANI).

So saying the DEVI also declared that whenever Vedic class chauvinism shall try to gain ground she shall take shape to stop that nuisance. (PUNARAPYATIROUDRENA RUPENA PRUTHIVITALE/AVATIRYA HANISHYAAMI VAIPRACHITTAANSTU DAANAVAAN). By use of the term VAIPRACHITTAANSTU DAANAVAAN it has been made unambiguously clear that all of the above named demons were agents of Vedic imperialism or apartheid. Their arch enemies were the tribal communes as besides being Buddhist, they were matriarchal. Hence the body of matriarchal communes had resolved to defeat their design whenever they spread their class-tentacles.

This symbolically reflects the war between Asoka and the Kalinga Ganarajyas or matriarchal communes of Orissa. Therefore in Orissa, Devi Kaali who led the matriarchal army against the demons is held synonymous with Krushna of Mahabharata, who had fought against patriarchal monarchs to preserve the matriarchal culture. This is the cause behind the coinage, KALOU KAALI KALOU KRUSHNA KALOU GOPAALA KAALIKAA, meaning, in Kali Yug or the last phase, Krushna is synonym of Kaali.

Against this backdrop, Krushna is to be understood. He was created by Vyasa as symbol of revolution against oppression and exploitation. He fought against tyrants beginning from Kamsa and Jarasandha to Duryodhan and Visma. He fought for the tribes. In the context of those days he stood for the united working class. The VISWARUPA phenomenon has established that he was conceived as the entire society where the oppressed was in war against the oppressor. He was symbolic of a welfare country where everybody had a right to work and to be cared for by the state. This is established by the expression KARMANYEBADHIKAARASTE MAA PHALESU KADAACHANA.

Hindu religious propagandists have interpreted it as a call given by the God to his follower to perform the duties enjoined by the caste system without any question and without any expectation, because the Lord is to decide the result thereof, not he himself. This interpretation is incorrect.

Krushna being a synonym of Kaali is the name of the classless community. This community stands on and for collective ownership of all means of production. Hence, nobody can be denied by anybody to work. In fact everybody in the society should have every right to work according to his or her ability. KARMANYEBADHIKARSTE literally means this. It is Karmani-eba-adhikarah-te, literally meaning, You have every right to work. But it has denied any right on the result thereof; as that would lead to accumulation of private property and enhance avarice to the detriment of collective entity. Conversely it means, man shall work for the society to the extent he is capable of and the society shall look after him. Thousands of years after this Marx said the same thing in formulating from each according to his ability, to each according to his need. So Vyasas Krushna is the first proponent of the socialistic formulation that Marx made the crux of his manifesto. The communalists never cherish this. Therefore they need a physical witness to establish that Vyasas Krushna was not synonym or symbolic of a classless society, but was a God.

What more convincing a proof of Krushn being a god could be available than an IPS officer of Pandas position voluntarily retiring from the lucrative job to become a full time Radha for cohabitation with Krushna after claiming that the same is a physical phenomenon?

Unfathomable is the game peoples of this category play.

Their single point programme is to ruin unity of the common man through revivalism, so that exploitation can go on unhindered. For them creation or propagation of god or religion to divide the society on communal line is essential. Pandas transformation into Radha is a part of this game.

All progressive people, therefore, must rise to thwart this new mischief in order to save the motherland from the pernicious upsurge of revivalism.

Radha was created in Orissa by Sri Jaya Dev as the central character of his lyrics that he had authored in support of Kamavajrayana form of Buddhism. Unable to eliminate the Buddhist impact, activists of Vedic order had interpolated Jaya Devs lyrics with deliberately coined stanzas to usurp his Radha for Hinduism and legends were cooked up to transform her into a deity. So to accept that she has chosen Pandas body as the medium for her manifestation in order to experience cohabitation with Krushna is to accept the harshest nuisance as genuine.

Constitution of India under Art.51A (h) enjoins every citizen to develop the scientific temper, humanism and the spirit of inquiry and reform. Hence it is the fundamental duty of every citizen to go beyond god and to realize and show how fake is the so-called incarnation of Radha.

The Government, if responsible, must subject Panda to medico-legal actions so that our democracy does not degenerate any further.


Bhubaeswar Bureau

Please recall the exposure at

We had discovered the malady. And we alone had put it on records.

The result is: as many as six officials of Central Electricity Supply Company of Orissa (CESCO), including Superintending Engineer Debabrata Rath, who we had named, have been suspended from service pending disciplinary proceedings.

Others in the group are Executive Engineer Satya Narayan Nayak, Assistant Engineers Sarada Prasanna Mohanty and Sudhakar Behera, and Junior Engineers Pitambar Pradhan and Jayaram Rautray.

All of them are suspended for the offence that we alone had exposed under the link supra.

Reporting and resolving conflict

OM Bureau

Forty journalists and media professionals with an interest in helping to resolve
the Kashmir problem between India and Pakistan are taking part in a ground-
breaking series of workshops in Cardiff , about 200 k.m.s off London starting
next week.

Mrinal Chatterjee, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Mass
Communication, Dhenkanal has been invited to join the course starting from 28
January 2006.

The three tailor-made British Foreign Office-funded courses – for media
academics, print and broadcast journalists from the Indian subcontinent – are to
be led by Thomson consultants Tony Geraghty and Russell Isaac .

They will start with a series of seminars, discussions and role play exercises
before the participants move to Belfast for briefings and seminars drawn from
the bid to resolve the conflict between the Catholic and Protestant Christian
communities in Northern Ireland. The three days in Belfast will include a day at
INCORE – a United Nations and University of Ulster faculty which focuses on
the causes, consequences and resolution of international conflict.

INCORE aims to influence policymakers and practitioners involved in peace,
conflict and reconciliation issues and assist research.

Also during the Northern Ireland visit will be a visit to the regional BBC
headquarters and two of the main newspapers, the Irish News and the Belfast
Newsletter. The delegates will then travel to London for the concluding part of
the course.

Participants of the first course – which will last two weeks – include four media
academics from Kashmir University, Srinagar (India), and two delegates from
the Jamia Milia Islamia University, New Delhi, two from the Indian Institute of
Mass Communication, and one each from Tezpur University, Assam and
Kohima University, Kohima (capital of Nagaland in the far north-east of India).

Among topics to be covered in the programme will be: the relevance to
Kashmir of the conflicts in Northern Ireland, Sierra Leone and Iraq; sources of
conflict; the role of the media; human rights; and international law.


Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Homilies coming from the mouth of a religious preacher may not be surprising; because that is his job. When one is to hear Dr. C. Rangarajan, he would naturally expect to hear what exactly ails our economy and what steps are being taken to cure that; because he heads the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of the country. But hearing him in the convocation of Utkal University was to hear homilies only, studded with shoulds and musts. Sad.

Asking us to believe that a new vibrant India has emerged only after liberalization of economy, he highlighted five areas, which he believes, warrant priority attention. And with this started the homilies.

Growth of agriculture has several implications for the economy. It leads to a reduction of poverty, a greater expansion in employment given the Indian situation and a more broad based growth he said as if we do not know this truth! Admitting that recent period has seen a slowing down of agriculture, he said, We should focus on the agriculture sector. He further said, We need a comprehensive agricultural policy encompassing a higher level of public investment, a shift from subsidies to investment in terms of public expenditure, consolidation of holdings, a proactive programme to foster exports, intensified agricultural research to raise yields particularly of dry land crops and evolving a better cropping pattern. If the country needs a comprehensive policy to reverse the located slowing down of agriculture, why has the government not framed it? Instead of telling why agriculture has slowed down in recent years he has delivered homilies like we should focus on agriculture! Is it expected of the PMs chief economic advisor?

He says, Very nearly the whole of the household savings in financial assets is appropriated by the public sector. But again says, Government expenditure should shift in favour of capital expenditure.

Why such shoulds?

Should people hear functionaries like chairman of Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister to hear we should do this or we should do that or we must do this or we need that?

For how long should we hear these homilies?

When functionaries like Dr. Rangarajan address the public, they should refrain from peddling the shoulds and tell us what exactly is happening to our country and what exactly the government has done or is doing to discharge its duties to the country so that the citizenry is able to know of its position vis--vis the government it has elected.


Bhubaneswar Office
In its 39th Convocation, Utkal University graced former Chief Justice of India Ranganath Mishra with the Degree of Doctor of Laws and Priyabrata Das, Jayanta Mohapatra as well as Manoj Das with Degrees of Doctor of Literature, Honoris Causa, on 28 January 2006.

The second largest university in the country with 316 affiliated colleges having a student strength of 1,49,000, the UU has 27 Post Graduate departments, two constituent Law Colleges, a Directorate of Distance and Continuing Education and a number of research and extension centres.

On account of their competitive track records vying with the best in India, 17 out of 27 PG. departments of the university have qualified for assistance from UGC, DBT and FIST even as three of them are accredited as Centres of Advance Studies.

But the University had not been able to hold its convocation for last four years due to bureaucratic interference in its management. Its academic climate was in doldrums under chancellorship of a retired IAS officer when he was the Governor of Orissa. During his tenure an IAS officer of Orissa cadre was appointed as administrator of the University and revered teachers were suspended from service.

However, the scenario has changed. A seasoned public figure Rameswar Thakur has joined Orissa as Governor and is presiding over the University as its Chancellor. He has been showing keen interest in affairs of Universities with a positive approach and as far as Utkal University is concerned, it has a Vice-Chancellor in Prof. L.N. Mishra who puts all premium in academic environment and a very able Registrar in Bijay Kumar Mohanty, an officer of Orissa Administrative Service. Thanks to untiring efforts of the later duo and encouraging interest of Sri Thakur, the convocation could be a reality.

Besides the Honoris Causa awards, the University conferred Dctoral Degrees, Gold Medals, Endowment Gold Medals and Endowment Prizes for 2004 to the successful candidates of the year.

Conferring the awards, Chancellor Sri Thakur informed that the university has prepared its vision document to focus on a few thrust areas in future so that it may realize its goal of achieving the status of University of Excellence.

Transition to a system of acquisition of knowledge through choice rather than a water-tight environment and greater emphasis on multi-disciplinary learning are the key elements of the future vision, he disclosed.

The convocation was addressed by Dr. C. Rangarajan, Chairman of Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister. Dwelling on post liberalization economic performance and areas of priority attention, he admitted that “Differences in growth rates among states have become more pronounced after liberalization”. However, he disclosed that “the populous states have grown weakly in the last eleven-year period”. Saying that monopolies do not lead to efficiency, he opined, “If the regional disparities have grown, it is in part a reflection of the quality of governance”.


Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

In his message to the Nation on the occasion of the 57th Republic Day of India, President Kalam has called upon for eradication of corruption.

What else could he have said?

Everybody knows that corruption is killing our country. If anybody wants to say that the country be saved he or she is bound to say that corruption is to be eradicated. Dr. Kalam has done exactly this. So he has said nothing new or remarkable. His entire speech is full of wishful thinking. Hence it is of no significance except being an official admission of corruption.

The President being above politics, his Republic Day speech should have told us where the root of corruption lies and how to eradicate it. He has failed. In free India, he is a prisoner of freedom. He is a prisoner of freedom the Prime Minister and his Cabinet enjoy. Hence he has no freedom to say what he ought to have said.

Like the President, we the people of India are also the prisoners of freedom. We are prisoners of freedom that our Ministers as well as the Officers of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) are enjoying. When we had freed our country from the British, we had not imagined that we shall be subjugated to these two most pernicious power-players. Any idiot can become a minister in India. Therefore any IAS officer on who any minister depends for management of his ministry or department can play havoc with the general public. Our Republic has enough experience of this.

Educated persons are also becoming ministers. By class character and orientation they are such that the IAS officers are getting active collaborators in them. Therefore we do not find a minister who has taken any real action against any IAS officer for any administrative malady under him. Advani matter is a pointer. In 2000, the then Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) of India Mr. N. Vittal had informed that names of 2000 tainted officers of All India Services would be posted in website for public knowledge in order to enable the people to monitor official action against corruption. (Times of India, 29 January 2000). He also disclosed that Home Minister L. K. Advani was possessing “unaccounted money”. When the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), embarrassed by the exposure, wanted to define the functioning of CVC (India Abroad, 25 Feb. 2000, p.14) it found its strongest ally in IAS officers who were managing ministries as Secretaries and thus Vittal’s endeavor to curb corruption ended in frustration.

Under the Rules of Business, Secretaries are the heads of administration of their respective ministries or departments. But their function, particularly in the context of provinces, is to direct and control administration rather than execution of projects and programs. Taking advantage of this, they remain unanswerable. This provides the most congenial climate to corruption.

The purpose of retaining the ICS after independence in the new nomenclature of IAS has been defeated as in almost all the provinces officers of this service stay glued to the state administration from joining till superannuation. Their contribution to national integration as well as integrated development of the nation is not discernible. But, as the President has admitted in his Republic Day message, the country has been drowned in corruption when these IAS officers have been controlling and directing administration.

Instead of expressing barren anxiety for eradication of corruption, it would be better if the President uses the prerogative bestowed upon him to create a climate for freeing our people from dual rule that runs by the IAS. To begin with he should start to know if there is any necessity of keeping officers of this service in the States where there are provincial administrative officers to serve the people.

We in orissamatters.com strongly feel that the country must be freed from the IAS and every member of this service must be subjected to social audit in respect of his or her activities and assets.

To save our Republic we must save our people from the pernicious freedom the IAS officers are enjoying sans any involvement with common man in the grassroots of society.


Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC) has alleged before the Press that Juel Oram, member of Indian Parliament from tribal dominated district of Sundargarh, Orissa has been funding conversion of tribal people from Christianity to Hinduism. Nothing could be funnier than this.

When Christians, by treachery, had occupied India, the Census conducted by them in 1901 had established that Orissa was the most Hindu province under the British Empire, where 94.7 percent of the total populations follow this faith. (Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics, Vol. VI, page 686)

There were not even one hundred persons in the Christianity fold in Orissa.

So, if Christians have gathered any strength in number, then they have done so only through conversion. Therefore, they have no locus standi to allege that some one is converting Christians to Hinduism.

If any such thing is happening it is nothing but home coming on part of the Hindus. Juel Oram cannot be blamed for any Oriya leaving Christianity to come back to Hinduism, this being his home coming. If Oram is really funding any such return journey of the Hindus, it must be held that he has been doing a patriotic job.

I have watched Juel Oram ever since he has attracted attention in public field. Though misguided he is a patriot. Misguided, because, he is in a political party that uses Hinduism as a shield to protect the economic and social exploiters. Misguided, further because, he is in a political party that wants to perpetuate Brahminical caste superiority in democratic India! Orams, in ancient times, according to ERE, Vol-II at page 484 were followers of Dharmesh, along with other members of tribal community like the Mundas, Bhuiyans ans Hos. Dharmesh is Lord Dharma or Buddha who had revolted against Brahminism and established his own path know to the world as Buddhism. Like the Sun gives light to everyone without any discrimination, Buddha had given an Order of equal right to every one in society; earning the epithet Dharma. Hinduism being Brahminical, its political outfit BJP is not the natural platform for Oram. But he is a dedicated member of this party. This is because of misguided patriotism. Pakistan being formed on a religious nationalism and having pursuing the same form of nationalism, some in the rest part of ancient Bharat naturally find expression of their separate nationalism in Hinduism. Oram belongs to this segment.

So, if he really provides funds for return journey of tribal compatriots to the fold of Hinduism, he cannot be held to have done any wrong.

Christians have no locus standi to raise any allegation against Oram on this score.


Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

There is no disorder in the language of orders issued. But while executing the same orders, the Central Electricity Supply Company of Orissa (CESCO) exhibits an internal disorder that has kept it engulfed since the start.

Corruption in CESCO is admittedly “very serious in nature to say the least” (CESCO/APDRP letter No. 35095 dated 12.12.2005).

Privatization of electricity was projected as a necessity for elimination of deficiency in generation, transmission and management of this core component of all other industrial and civic activities of the people. Orissa was the first province to adopt and promote this idea. But she has the worst experience. The purpose of privatization is getting defeated day-by-day, everyday.

Unable to reverse the process, the people have started tolerating public funding to CESCO with the hope that it may better its performance. Accelerated Power Development & Restructural Programme (APDRP) is one such endeavor that fetches public funding.

Under this programme, emphasis is put on reduction of loss of power in transmission. And for this, restructuring of transmission lines with LT XLPE cable being essential, Government of India is providing fund-assistance to the tune of 50 per cent of the cable cost.

But a section of CESCO officials have indulged in corrupt practices to swindle away this money. A Delhi based company, Amardeep Cables (P) Ltd., is a beneficiary of their corrupt practice.

Orders for 238 KM long LT XLPE AB cable of different size were placed with this company despite the fact that it was earlier taken to task for having cheated CESCO through short supply. A source in Orissa’s Residential Commissioner’s office at New Delhi informs that the Delhi based company has its agents in CESCO in various administrative posts through which it protects its interest.

Our investigation revealed that the Deputy General Manager, Electrical Circle-1, Bhubaneswar, Sri Debabrata Rath was authorized to “inspect full 238 Kms long specified AB cable at the manufacturing unit of Amardeep Cables as per relevant ISS”.

The said Sri Rath visited the factory and inspected the entire quantity of cables and not only certified the same to be accurate to specification, but also sitting in the office of the said firm, issued orders for supply of the cables vide his numberless letter dated 11 October 2005.

The cables arrived. In accordance with the order of Sri Rath, 142 Km long cables were despatched to Choudwar store and 96 Km cables were stored at Bhubaneswar. But a verification of the cables about to be used at Cuttack on 7th December 2005 revealed that those were of lower size than what was specified. “The insulation also appeared to be not of proper quality”, according to the General Manager (APDRP).

The Central Institute of Polythene Engineering & Technology (CIPET) of the Central Government at Chandaka was asked to verify as to whether the insulation is as per XLPE standard. It was found deficient. A preliminary report from Central Power Resources Institute (CPRI), Bangalore also indicates that the cables are not of necessary standard.

It is clear that the cables received from Amardeep Cables (P) Ltd are deficient in standard and short in size. It is quite dangerous to use these cables as they are of insufficient insulation. This goes against the very concept of Accelerated Power Development & Restructural Programme for which the Union Government has shared 50 per cent of the cost.

It is clear that the DGM, Electrical Circle No.1, Mr. Debabrata Rath has given a false certificate in favour of the supplier company causing thereby serious threat to life and property of the public over and above the direct loss to the Exchequer. The CEO-cum-Administrator of CESCO who approved Rath’s report and his suggestion for putting the order for the cables to Amardeep Cables (P) Ltd, is perhaps hand-in-glove with Rath. This apprehension gains ground from the fact that Rath has not yet been punished for earlier malfeasances.

The most intriguing aspect of this deal is the continuing character of the malefaction. In an earlier deal, the duo in collaboration was the same company Amardeep Cables and the same CESCO functionary Debabrata Rath.

The role of Rath as well as the role of CEO of CESCO in relying upon Rath despite earlier experience must be expeditiously determined with prompt prosecution so that misdeeds of this type no more mars the most essential public programs like APDRP.

Can the CVC take a look into it?


Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

It was impossible to overcome the shock. We decided to observe mourning for two weeks.

Mother Orissa is yet to recover. A dozen of her most beloved and innocent children, the tribals, were massacred by agents of capitalism on the 2nd day of January 2006 simply because they ventured to add collective strength to their demand for protection of their fundamental rights from the avarice of industry; in this case, from the Tata house at Kalinga Nagar in Jajpur.

Navin Patnaik has reduced Orissa to a pleasure ground of brutality. Not only twelve proletariats of the tribal community, while participating in a very peaceful sitting-in demonstration, were gunshot by the Police, but also they were butchered. Hands of as many as five of them were chopped off by government doctors, as reportedly admitted by them, under insistent orders of higher authorities. None in authority has supported the doctors. It is obvious, therefore, that the five tribals subdued by the police and taken away from the spot were brutalized till death in police custody and later the doctors commandeered to conduct post-mortem test were to concoct explanations to show that the chopping off was an after-death-medico-legal-necessity. Medico-legal procedures never countenance this. Then why the hands were chopped off? No exercise is necessary to guess the answer. Archers by birth, the tribals use their hands to suit. A message was to be sent to them that they won’t be allowed to use bow and arrow for protection of their properties from industrial acquisition. We do not find any reason to disagree with the apprehension that the hands of the five tribal agitators were chopped off because of this.

The brutality did not end here. Breasts of tribal women and penes of tribal men were also chopped off as observed by their relatives at the time of cremation and reported by a fact-finding delegate of the National Commission on Schedule Tribes. Following the exposure, Chief Minister Navin Patnaik has informed the Press that this particular matter will be addressed to the State Human Rights Commission for investigation. When a judicial commission of enquiry is announced in the matter of the massacre, is the CM in want of knowledge that the HRC has no jurisdiction to entertain any request to conduct any enquiry over any aspect that has any link with the said massacre? Why has he started playing the cards of HRC? If not in fidgetiness, he is surely in a covering up business. If the later is true, what does he want to cover-up? He perhaps wants to cover-up the criminal intent behind the ghastly act. As is well known, the tribal communities understand symbolic messages. They see different phenomena in different symbols. Breasts and penes are symbolic of continuity of their clans. By chopping off these two most vital organs, the message that their reproduction would be interfered with if they go against the Industry was intended to be transmitted.

Had Orissa ever fallen in the hands of such brutes?

No. Never.

But it does not mean that the politicians who are opposing Navin are any better. None of them is opposing acquisition of tribal land for Industry. They are reprimanding only the police action against the tribals. Instead of opposing the government they are opposing the police! And this is the soft thread of political mischief that the people of Orissa are oppressed with.

It is to be noted that the Congress Party leads the Opposition in Orissa. And, Congress runs its Government in the Center with Man Mohan Singh, principal architect of imperialism in ‘socialist’ India as the Prime Minister.

Singh is the man who rendered our Constitutional Pledge for Socialism inconsequential by opening up our economy to imperialism in his previous Avatar as Finance Minister under Narasingh Rao. From the day of his rise in political horizon, the Country has entered into a climate that suits the scamsters. He is the Badsah of the agents of the rich. With him as the Prime Minister running a Congress government in the Center, the Congress in Orissa cannot go against industrial interest and therefore cannot oppose the Tata design in Kalinganagar.

The Communists are a confused lot. In the guise of opposing the right-wing BJP, they have been supporting Man Mohan Singh! If to keep the communalists off power, they were to support the Congress, they should have supported the Congress with any socialistically inclined leader instead of Man Mohan Singh at the helm of administration. But power sans answerability has allured them so much that they have been supporting the very same man who subjected India’s economic sovereignty to the scheme of world trade operators. To expect that they would oppose acquisition of tribal land by the State to provide profit to private industry is to expect the impossible in the present context.

The scenario is not different in case of other opposition parties in Orissa.

Under the circumstances it is clear that the opposition is not opposing Navin Patnaik over allocation of tribal land to Tata in this instant case.

But more tormenting is an apprehension that the Kalingnagar massacre was engineered by the Tata agents.

The Tata house has not established the promised and projected industry in Orissa for which the mines were allotted. A source indicates that Tata wants to exploit the mineral wealth without establishing any industry in real term. Therefore elimination of industrial climate was/is a necessity. And, therefore, the tribals were to be provoked. If there is an iota of truth in this information, then it can be apprehended that the functionaries who masterminded and executed the massacre and mutilation acted on behalf of the Tatas.

Chief Minister Navin Patnaik has enhanced the earlier declared compensation of Rs. one lakh per family of the deceased by five times. Had he been paying from his own pocket there was nothing to worry. But he is squandering away the State exchequer. The functionaries who did the ghastly act should pay, not the State. Navin ought o understand this. If the functionaries were to act on behalf of Tatas, then it would be inferred that Navin Patnaik is trying to purchase silence of the victim for benefit of that industry. This is a serious phenomenon. It is therefore imperative to locate the role the Tata company has played in Kalinganagar.

The judicial commission should be asked to find it out in greater interest of the State. And, in order not to make the enquiry a mockery of State action, it must be made time-bound.