Modi versus India in Bihar: India won

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

BJP has been rejected by the people of Bihar. This is because; people have rejected Modi, whose role as Prime Minister has become such offensive against the purpose and essence of India that, eminent thinkers, authors, artists, scientists, achievers and other enhancers of India’s mana are returning the national honors and decorations the country was proud to have conferred on them, in protest against official nexus with enemies of national integration.

So, in Bihar, the battle was, in fact, between factors of disintegration and national integration of India.

Thus it was Modi versus India in Bihar. India has won.

It should not be forgotten that in 2014, people had given their mandate to Modi only.

The people of India had never voted for BJP.

This party of the hoarders and profiteers came to power; because, Modi is their platform personified. And, further because, the people wanted to throw the Congress into the dustbin to teach it a lesson for having forced upon them a Dracula sort of Prime Minister in shape of Manmohan Singh who enjoyed people’s devastation under capitalistic exploitation.

As the Communists were not there to be taken as an alternative, the people had none but Modi before their eyes to avenge Singh’s anti-people administration.

Hence, acceptance of Modi in 2014 was never a people’s considered decision; it was an act of collective conniption, which was, naturally, to recede in a short time.

After thrashing the congress for being the platform of the anti-India American stooge Manmohan Singh, the condition of conniption receded; and the people, on application of mind, rejected the Modi gang in Delhi and now also, they have done the same in Bihar. But this rejection in Bihar is more significant and well defined, as it has unambiguously hammered down the rising head of a Hitler in the making.

By giving majority seats to Lalu Prasad Yadav, people have shown that they view Modi as more corrupt than the fodder scam accused.

By giving more than six times higher number of seats to the Congress led by Rahul Gandhi who had hurled the word “nonsense” at the American stooge Manmohan Singh, the people have expressed their disapproval of Modi’s Americanism under the cover of his “make in India” call.

By rejecting the BJP in Bihar, the patriotic people have shown that, they will no more tolerate any new Jai Chandra to invite any new Muhammad Ghori to grab India to “make in India” for his profit.

The people of Bihar have made it clear that, the ‘East India Company’ that had paved the way for total loss of India’s independence to British avarice will not be allowed to return in the new attire of ‘West India Company’ to “make in India” to ruin India’s independence.

Therefore, in Bihar, it was Modi versus India. And, India has won.

Information to share in matter of our Mother Tongue

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

ama bhasa ama rajabhasaDear friends, a team of Oriya Bhasa Sangram Samiti comprising Dr. Subrat Kumar Prusty , Sri Pabitra Maharatha and me met the Joint Secretary of General Administration Sri G. Patra and DGM of OCAC Sri S. K. Tripathy in the Secretariat chamber of Sri Patra yesterday to ascertain if the website for public participation in governance of Orissa in Oriya is ready.

When Sri Patra is the desk officer in matter of our movement for governance of Orissa in Oriya, Sri Tripathy is building up the website meant to serve the mission of governance of Orissa in Oriya.

To our satisfaction, we found that OCAC has built up the prototype of the site styled ODISHA BHASA ADHINIYAMA.

The site is in Oriya and this being as per our demand; both the officers helped us inspecting it. We are convinced that the government is not backing out from the promise it has made to us for governance of Orissa in Oriya.
We are going to have our next informal meeting with the Ministerial committee chairman Sri Debi Prasad Mishra to finalize the contents of site and the agenda for the formal meeting. The Chief Minister may formally launch the website on the occasion of the said meeting, which, we propose to be an extended meeting participated by as many language activists as possible. Probably the date would be Nov. 7. In this site, shall be posted the Orissa Official Language Act, 1954 along with the draft of the necessary amendment we have advanced along with the Rules. The Language Policy formulated by Dr. Debi Prasanna Pattanayak shall also be posted in this site vis-à-vis all the government circulars for public information and views. The general public shall directly post their views on the proposed Policy and Rules.

I deem it proper to inform that unless the amendment of the Act as we have suggested and the Rules we have submitted are legally adopted, with vetting as our legislative wisdom would deem proper, governance of Orissa in Oriya may not be possible. So, friends, when the site would be launched, freely put your unbiased considered views in invoking the proper provision.

Dear friends, I am hopeful that our mission shall succeed. And for this success, all of you friends who have sacrificed so much for our mother tongue at the call of our Bhasa Sangrama Samiti will be the happiest persons, I know.
While reporting this, I would like to place here a few samples of saws and slogans my dearest friends in Bhasa Sangrama Samiti have posted in various stages of our movement, the contributions of which are immense in the cause of our mother tongue so far.

While saying thus, I would like to warn the Government that these creations of our language bards be studied by them with utmost importance; because, if the Government – dominated by people with anglicized mentality – succumbs to unseen pressure and backs out, these compositions should show them to what explosive limit our language activists shall go to establish the dignity and paramountcy of our mother tongue in our motherland.

Orissa’s opportunistic writers who benefit from the purses of Oriya readers; but never bother about governance of Orissa in Oriya as well as Orissa government should take note of this.
Now to the saws and slogans:

UKR - (Jaagare Odiaa Jaaga )aa

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Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Come Dasahara, the profiteers are diverting people from the essence of this unique reminder of agro-matriarchal-militancy to their network of exploitation under festivities of no relevance to the real concept of Durga. Two decades ago I had analyzed the issue on 25 September 1995 which was published in the Dasahara issue of Dharitri on 01 October 1995 under the caption: DURGA THARU KETE DURA DURGA?

Foul play of the avaricious profiteers having had the strongest ever support from the plutocratic rulers, the cult of Durga needs be studied by whosoever has any concern for the common man. Hence, I am putting it here, by scanning the article published in my book Singhavalokana (Bharata Bharati, Gajapati Nagar, Cuttack). It is in Oriya and addressed to the people of Orissa.


Anglicized mentality is more harmful than English: Dr. D. P. Pattanayak

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak
In an article in Samaja, the daily newspaper now ill-famed for its notoriety under illegal control of Servants of People Society, but in popularity still stable because of being co-founded by another stalwart of Oriya nationalism Pt. Gopabandhu Das, famous linguist Dr. Debi Prasanna Pattanayak has held that, the anglicized mentality of Orissa’s elite and administrators is the main cause of decline of utility of Oriya in Orissa.

In the article published on October 7 under the caption, ORIYA GATI O PRAGATI, he has detailed the mischief the State government has played in keeping the Oriya Official Language Act 1954 inconsequential till date.

The tremendous achievement obtained in national recognition of Oriya’s classical status ahead of major languages like Hindi and Bengali has not yet been used by the State Government to advantage of Orissa, he has pointed out.

The agreement of Government with Bhasa Sangram Samiti for governance of Orissa in Oriya that gave birth to a Ministerial Committee to act jointly with the Samiti to implement the Act has not proceeded in right earnest, he has noted.

Whereas the Oriya Bhasa Pratisthana specially created for study and furtherance of Oriya linguistic excellence has been derailed by the Government, its announcement to establish smart schools with English as the pivotal language is shocking and alarming specifically when the Government has agreed with the Samiti in matter of its demands for governance of Orissa in Oriya and when the call of the moment is creation of man power in Oriya by imparting school education in the mother tongue. More harmful than English to our people is the anglicized mindset of people in administration, Dr. Pattanayak has pointed out emphatically in this article.

We put below the same as a historical document.

Dr. D. P. Pattanayak

Oriyas! Wake up: Paradip Port is being pushed into ruins

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

It is time for Orissa to wake up. Paradip Port is being pushed into ruins because of Adani’s Modi link and Jindal’s foul motive.

Cabinet heavyweight Dr. Damodar Raut is right in his observation (The Sanchar, 20 September 2015) that the two political parties – BJP and the Congress – are precipitating the situation, without mentioning the name of Adani and Jindal, known in the context of both the parties respectively, to whose trap Paradip is being shepherded by the non-Oriya Chairman-in-charge of the Port Sri M. T. Krishna Babu.

As far as Jindal is concerned, his design to occupy the Gopalpur Port through the back door having failed, he has a grudge against Sri Mahimanand Mishra whom the port has been legally allotted. Under the leadership of the same Mahimanand Mishra, stevedoring being most trade-friendly in Paradip Port since at least 1984, it has emerged as the second best major port of India. Jindal wants this reputation to be ruined and trade-friendly image of Mahimanand be damaged in the eyes of the global exporters and importers to checkmate his prospects at Gopalpur. The recent stoppage of stevedoring in Paradip Port is considered to have been provoked by Jindal-Krushna Babu nexus.

This evil development is designed to add strength to a maneuvered branding of Paradip Port as “not trade-friendly” by a notorious report of an appointed agent – Port of Antwerp International (PAI), Belgium, in order to show it sick, so that Adani being the nearest Dhamara port owner, can acquire it too by using Modi government’s policy of privatization.

Every debacle Paradip would face from now  would increase advantage for Adani.

This is why, as Dr. Raut has written in the front page of his paper mentioned supra, both the Congress and the BJP have extended their support to the troublemakers for pushing Paradip Port into unrest and loss.

Property of the people of Orissa

Paradip is Orissa’s port of pride, for which, the people of Orissa have sacrificed their land and life. I was in an informal Press meet when Biju Patnaik, sans any qualms, had revealed how he had directed the Police not to take cognizance of accidental deaths when anybody was getting crushed under the wheels of speeding trucks engaged in construction of the highway from Daitari to Paradip.

Anybody may visit the old pages of newspapers of those days to locate how frequently human casualties were taking place under the speeding trucks without any police action.

Over and above this, had the land parcels of marginal farmers not been snatched away for the purpose of the said road, Paradip could not have survived as a port. So, this Port is the outcome of supreme sacrifice of the people of Orissa. Despite this huge loss of life and farming lands, people of Orissa pride over Biju Patnaik for having build up this port and to them, the port is their property.

PPT Chairman acts the villain

Yet, now, as the same Biju Patnaik’s son Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is mysteriously silent, a non-Oriya officer chairing Paradip Port Trust, is creating a climate of contradictions and confrontation in the so far peaceful and perfectly working operational sphere of cargo handling, oblivious of the fact that, behind the Port’s evolution as the second best Port of India, peaceful loading and unloading of the vessels is the only factor, not the officialdom.

Any clerk can act as chairman to sign a paper to show perfect functioning of the port, if stevedores act peacefully. But any chairman can ruin the port by mishandling the stevedores. The incumbent chairman  is doing exactly this; and unless people of Orissa wake up to foil this evil design, the sacrifice they have made for Paradip would be of no value and the port would soon be lost in the labyrinth of foul play being perpetrated by and through the non-Oriya Krishna Babu.

Khanna commission Recommendations

In the year 1984, mismanagement of the Port had ignited such severe infighting between different groups engaged in stevedoring that the Inspector-in-Charge of Paradeep Police Station and his associates together with four laborers on records had lost their lives. Because of the fast by the revered Communist leader Loknath Chowdhury, the operating stevedores had formed an Association styled ‘The Paradip Port Stevedores Association’ (PPSA) and had signed an undertaking to the effect that “no Stevedore shall try to take away the work of another Stevedore so long as NOC is not obtained“. Whosoever was to join the Association was to abide by this undertaking and this was the cause of peaceful cargo handling so far, despite three-fold rise of the licensed bodies of stevedores.

Yet, to ensure fair pay and employment, in Civil Appeal No.1422 of 1990, the Supreme Court of India had, on 15.03.1990, directed to constitute a High Powered Committee under Chairmanship of Mr. H.R. Khanna, to decide the question of listing the unlisted laborers and their welfare measures at Paradeep Port Trust.

Justice Khanna had recommended for a Management Committee (CFH) comprising all “Stevedores”, “Senior Officials of Paradeep Port Trust” and “Labour Representatives from different labour Unions” to manage the matter in a collective process so as to eliminate the possibility of unrest in future.

Khanna Commission extractFrom the above extract of Justice Khanna’s binding recommendation, it is clear that cargo handling and Stevedores’ amicability shall be ensured by a “whole time chairman”. But in blatant disregard to this emphasis, the central government has posted Sri Krishna Babu as a part-time chairman, whose motive seems malicious in matter of Paradip.

Further provocation

It seems Mr. Krishna Babu is determined to kill the peaceful climate of Paradip. He has ushered in unrest by encouraging troublemakers to contravene the 1984 norms.

Despite end of a port-provoked stoppage of work on September 22 on the basis of a collective decision to resume work, another organization styled ‘Utkal Stevedores Association’ has been registered the same day, the PPT and the Collector of Jagatsinghpur having kept it hidden from PPSA. This is nothing if not further provocation to precipitate confrontation amongst the Stevedores. This provocation is suspected to be in consonance with the design to demolish Paradip’s image as a peaceful port.

Jindal design

Let us revisit the design to know the reality. When stevedoring was running smoothly, the Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) quashed its stevedoring assignment given to Orissa Stevedores Ltd of Sri Mahimanand Mishra on 14 April 2015 in apparent reaction to Jindal’s failure to grab the Gopalpur port from the back door. JSPL informed the PPT that its cargo would be handled by Sahara Engineering Pvt Ltd (SEPL) instead of OSL. Though as per the 1984 terms and norms, no Stevedore should have tried “to take away the work of another Stevedore”, OSL ignored the mischief and issued ‘No Objection Certificate’ (NOC) in favor of SEPL. When this stevedore was continuing the work, JSPL made three companies – M/s Swastik Stevedores Pvt.Ltd (SSPL), M/s Seaways Shipping and Logistic Ltd (SSLL), and M/s Sahara Engineering Pvt Ltd (SEPL),– sign letters of intent with it on 08 June, 09 June and 10 June 2015 respectively to handle its cargo. Yet again, when SEPL was working on JSPL assignment, SSLL, which is not a member of PPSA, snatched away business of SEPL in blatant contravention of the 1984 norms that provoked the unrest.

PPT chairman should have taken responsible role in ensuring that neither JSPL nor SSLL violate the established norm; but he deliberately stayed nonchalant.

From confession of SSLL on 14 August 2015 it transpires that it had to handover the work back to SEPL under instruction of the Additional District Magistrate, even though JSPL had assigned the work to it and PPT had given the permission. This makes it clear that even though handling of cargo by SSLL was impermissible, PPT chairman had allowed that for the sole purpose of provoking unrest, hand-in-glove with Jindal.

The conspiracy is deep-rooted.

Attempt to intimidate genuine Stevedores

JSPL had no grievance against its previous handler. It had never explained to the PPT as to why it wanted to appoint new handlers. When, as such, there was no reason to change the contract, PPT – whose reputation and credibility rest on peaceful handling of the cargo, and in fact for which Paradip has emerged as the second best major port – should have taken all steps to prevail upon JSPL not to appoint new agents so arbitrarily to handle its cargo. If rate of the service or any other issues were behind the dislocation, the PPT chairman should have encouraged conciliation between the parties in real interest of the Port. Instead of doing that, he tried to intimidate the stevedores in the meeting he took on 14 August 2015.

Ignoring the reality that Paradip has emerged as the 2nd best major port of India due only to the most peaceful and disciplined stevedoring, Krushna Babu threatened them with stern action if stoppage of work irritates any outside customer. As per the minutes of the meeting held on 14 August 2015, he wanted them “to allow operations by any Stevedore”. This is a clear disrespect to the undertaking of 1984 that has stipulated that no Stevedore shall try to take away the work of another Stevedore so long as NOC is not obtained.

I quote from the said minutes to show how the peaceful members of the PPSA, because of whom alone the Port has been recognized as the 2nd best major Port of India, were subjected to intimidation by the authorities.

Adherence to the undertaking of 1984 “shall not be tolerated”, Krushna Babu had roared.

To add force to this mischief, the Superintendent of Police threatened that, “the authorities will be forced to take strictest action” if the members of PPSA insist upon adherence to the 1984 undertaking.

Discernibly malicious

Despite such naked attempts of PPT Chairman and Jagatsinghpor SP to intimidate the stakeholders (members of PPSA), the hard reality that the conduct of Jindal and his agent Seaways (SSLL) was malicious, the first resolution of the meeting was worded cautiously. To quote it, “JSPL and Seaways should make sincere efforts to coordinate with other stakeholders to do their business in a peaceful atmosphere in Paradip Port. It was advised that they should make sincere efforts in this regard before arrival of the next vessel”.

This resolution makes it clear that JSPL and its agent Seaways were ruining the “peaceful atmosphere in Paradip Port”. They were, therefore, “advised” to “make sincere efforts” to “coordinate with other stakeholders” meaning the members of the PPSA, “before arrival of the next vessel”.

Strange, despite such assault on “peaceful atmosphere in Paradip Port” by Jindal and his agent, instead of subjecting them to discipline, the PPT chairman had instigated the police to act against the peaceful members of PPSA under the influence of Jindal and had threatened them with dire consequences if they insist upon adherence to the 1984 undertaking.

The matter is more intricate.

Hand-in-glove with Jindal

The non-Oriya chairman of PPT is hand-in-glove with Jindal to destroy the “peaceful atmosphere” prevalent so far in Paradip.

When in the meeting held on 14 August 2015, “It was agreed further that representatives of Seaways, JSPL and other stakeholders will meet for an amicable solution before the arrival of next vessel to be handled by Seaways”, and further when on the basis of this agreement, the Traffic Manager of the Paradip Port had written Letter No. 3496 to JSPL on 26 August 2015 that it should take “an appropriate decision for allocation of a ship to SSPL” only “after the scheduled discussion with the other stakeholders as per Minutes of the Meeting (dated 15 August 2015)”, the Port Chairman (in-charge) Krushna Babu berthed the vessel HARM carrying JSPL cargo at Central Quay I on 16 September 2015 and allowed its handling by the controversial SSLL, which forced the shocked stevedores to stop work.

Krushna Babu be taken to task

For this dislocation in Paradip, one person is squarely responsible. He is M.T.Krushna Babu, the in-charge Chairman of PPT. He has acted against the interest of the Port hand-in-glove with Jindal and ruined the “peaceful atmosphere” of Paradip, the end beneficiary of which will be Adani as the “dent on image of Paradip Port” may eventually prompt vessels to prefer the nearby port of Dhamara that Adani has acquired with Prime Minister Modi at his back.

If Krushna Babu is not playing the game on behalf of Adani, the Modi government should investigate into the provocation he created for stoppage of work at the Port and initiate exemplary action against him sans any delay.

Paradip is certainly rushing into ruins under non-Oriya conspiracies. As the people of Orissa have sacrificed their lands and lives for this Port, let Modi government be notified that this State shall not tolerate this foul play.


Dominated by non-Oriyas, a pack of stevedores have floated, as noted supra, a new body styled Utkal Stevedores Association. We have reasons to suspect that this new outfit is created to precipitate the ruin of Paradip, in which, Krushna Babu has secret hands. If not, let him not allow this new association to operate in Paradip Port, without approval of the existing and excellently working Paradip Port Stevedores Association.

The port cannot be allowed to be pushed into ruins by the non-Oriyas, and their political godfathers in the BJP and the Congress.

Dr. Raut

The Dengue Menace: Chief Minister should explain why his Govt. has kept the 2003 Act inconsequential

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Nothing new I am going to say. I am going to repeat what I have said repeatedly earlier.

To save the city’s inhabitants and visitors from mosquito menace and from pernicious pollution, Orissa Legislature had stipulated in the Orissa Municipal Corporation Act, 2003 that cowsheds must stand obliterated within the limits of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) with immediate effect.

Most of government lands in important areas of Bhubaneswar are illegally occupied by the milkmen who do lucrative business by keeping hundreds of cows in sheds erected on the encroached lands. The 2003 Act was to clear the encroachments and free the capital city of pollution and mosquito menace.

They formed an organization styled ‘Orissa Milk Producers Association’ and moved the Orissa High Court against this new Law, praying for its nullification or in the alternative, direction to the Government to rehabilitate them in suitable places in the city before eviction and not to impose prohibition on running of cowsheds. Orissa High Court rejected their plea.

They went to the Supreme Court of India against the order of the High Court. There they also failed.

The Supreme Court, in deciding Civil Appeal No.940 of 2006 arising out of SLP (C) Nos. 16362-16363 of 2004, made it absolutely clear that the milkmen must be evicted from the limits of BMC and must not be rehabilitated anywhere in the City and its periphery, as “Right to environment being a fundamental right, it is the duty of the State to make it sure that people get a pollution free surrounding”.

The milkmen had pleaded that the present Chief Minister’s father had assured them with rehabilitation and hence they should be given plots in substitute to run their business. Rejecting this plea, the Supreme Court had declared, “In view of the 2003 Act, even the doctrine of Promissory Estoppels will have no application”.

It had further ordered that the milkmen cannot even be allowed to put up cowsheds in villages bordering Bhubaneswar. “As by reason of the Orissa Municipal Corporation Act, within the periphery of the town, dairies or cowsheds cannot be maintained, the State cannot be entitled to adhere to its earlier plan of rehabilitating them in villages mentioned therein”, the Supreme Court had said while observing, “Not only filth, stench and unhealthy places have to be eliminated, but the (town planning) would be such that it helps in achieving family values, youth values, seclusion and clean air to make the locality a better place to live

Thus the Supreme Court has not only rejected the plea of milkmen to have cow-buffalo-swine-sheds in Bhubaneswar, but also has fortified the provisions laid down under Sections 409, 543 and 548 of The Orissa Municipal Corporation Act, 2003, which prohibit keeping animals of cow category anywhere within and around the city limits.

The judgment delivered on February 2, 2006 is published in (2006) 3 Supreme Court Cases 229.

So, there was no legal problem at all over demolition of cowsheds and eviction of milkmen with their herds of animals to free the city from stench and flies and mosquitoes and malaria and filariasis and dengue and threats of cancer and tuberculosis.(ORISSA MATTERS, January 7, 2009).

But, for reasons best known to the Chief Minister, the milkmen, instead of getting evicted, are protected by the department directly under his charge.

Another Severe danger to human health

As the corrupt government has protected this menacing danger to human health, the city of Bhubaneswar has become a den of nitrous oxide, methane and other greenhouse gases as well as noxious stinks produced by these illegal cowsheds.

It is established that ammonia (NH3) evaporating from cow dung and urine play havoc with environment. An adult cow emits 80 to 110 kilograms of methane gas over its lifetime. Four thousand illegal cowsheds in Bhubaneswar harbor at least 4,00,000 adult cows at the rate of 100 per shed in the average. So, one fears, Bubaneswar is forced to face 400, 000, 00 kg methane gas menace, because Naveen Patnaik’s government is in nexus with the milkmen.

The whole city is under layers of arsenic gas generated by burning of cow dung cakes by the milkmen for cooking and for repelling mosquitoes from their cowsheds and attached huts where they live. Arsenic is slow-poisoning the people residing near the cowsheds and specifically, the children. Cases of TB, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases and Pneumonia, Lung Cancer are increasingly hitting the Bhubaneswar Hospitals. Malaria, Filarial infection, Dengue and such other diseases caused by mosquitoes, various allergies, skin diseases, and cardiac problems are in the rise in the obstinately unhygienic environment the milkmen have created.

Offense against the Assembly

To save Bhubaneswar from this monstrous danger, the Assembly had laid down under Sections 409, 543 and 548 of The Orissa Municipal Corporation Act, 2003 that the city must be immediately made free of Milkmen. Their association, as already shown supra, had challenged it up to the Supreme Court and failed. Yet it is not implemented. If anything, it is a naked offense against the Orissa Legislative Assembly.

 Scam that possibly funds the CM

As my sources say, the milkmen were paying Rs.300/- as protection money to GA department Officials which after enactment of the Act of 2003 had reached Rs.2000/- per cowshed. After the Supreme Court rejected the milkmen’s case and fully endorsed the Act of 2003, giving a direction to the State government to oust the milkmen forthwith from the city limits and periphery of Bhubaneswar, the protection money has been increased from Rs.2000/- to Rs.4000/- well within the knowledge of the Chief Minister.

If Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is not involved with this scam, he should come forward to clear the doubts by explaining as to why his administration has not taken any step to demolish the cowsheds and to evict the cowherds and to free the government plots from their encroachments and to save Bhubaneswar from mosquito menace, from mosquito induced calamities like dengue, pollution, from the hazards of nitrous gases, from arsenic poison, from ammonia, from filth of cow dung and stench and from abnormal rise of temperature and collapse of its habitable climate under impact thereof.

Supreme Court verdict goes barren

The most beneficial Act has most brazenly been rendered inconsequential by Naveen Patnaik. And in this, we see, the Supreme Court verdict has gone barren.

It is time, the Supreme Court should ask the CBI or appoint a special Commission to conduct an in-depth investigation into why the State Government has slept over its order passed in Civil Appeal No.940 of 2006 arising out of SLP (C) Nos. 16362-16363 of 2004, published in (2006) 3 Supreme Court Cases 229.

We may remind the Supreme Court that in the said order it had mandated that “Right to environment being a fundamental right it is the duty of the State to make it sure that people get a pollution free surrounding”.

We may further remind the Supreme Court that in the said order, it had emphasized that. “Not only filth, stench and unhealthy places have to be eliminated, but the (town planning) would be such that it helps in achieving family values, youth values, seclusion and clean air to make the locality a better place to live”.

3 ft high cow dung on the road, the cow shed behind the green fense4 to 5 ft high heap of cow dung on western main road to Capital HospitalThe pictures of filth  given here are captured with the camera near about the State Secretariat. Minister Sanjay Das Burma is staying about 50 meters from this spot. many ruling-party heavyweights and IAS officers are living around this spot. This is the picture of a very important nerve center of  Bhubaneswar. What is happening in the interior of the City can easily be imagined.  As already said, there are 4000 such spots where cowherds are keeping hundreds of cows in illegally built up sheds, filling the entire area with filth. The Supreme Court as well as you dear visitors may please appreciate that no camera can capture the stench. Just imagine, how is Naveen Patnaik managing the affairs.

I call upon every responsible person, who peruses this posting, to ask the Chief Minister of Orissa to explain as to why he has kept the 2003 Act inconsequential if he is not involved with the Rs.1.6 crores monthly scam generated by his perceivable nexus with the milkmen.

demolition of temples_threedemolition of shopsThese pictures would show how slums and kiosks, even temples are razed down in course of retrieving public premises from encroachments. But, despite the specific Act of 2003 and  orders  of the Orissa High Court and the Supreme Court of India  no cowshed has ever faced the eviction crew.
Dengue is taking heavy tolls of human life and all other hazards as noted above are pushing people into death’s pernicious grip. But the milkmen are protected, possibly because around 4000 milkmen are greasing the palms of fellows empowered to implement the Act and the verdicts with at least Rs.4000/- per month. Shame!

Past comes alive with Netaji files: His ashes were immersed as Gandhiji’s despite warning!

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Declassification of any numbers of Netaji files will not help us condemn the wrongful immersion of his ashes as Gandhiji’s by Tusar Gandhi, when a Bengali manager of the State Bank of India at Cuttack tampered with the Urn and created a climate of confusion that made the judiciary issue such a direction in 1996.

Whosoever knew Netaji intimately, had known three things:
(1) He had taken birth in Cuttack of Orissa;
(2) Cuttack, the City of the Barabati Forte, had injected valor into his veins, as he had spent his first sixteen years, acquiring a character that was never to change;
(3) Despite modern outlook, he was a Hindu where body after death is consigned to fire and the ashes collected after funeral returns to the birthplace for immersion.

Therefore, after his cremation, a portion of his funeral ashes was preserved in the Rankoji temple in Japan and another portion was delivered to Chief Minister of Orissa, his birthplace, in hope of its respectful disposal.

The great Gandhian Nabakrushna Chowdhury was then the Chief Minister. The urn containing Netaji’s ashes was given to him in November, 1950. It was highly sensitive a matter. People in general were considering the central leadership responsible for the debacle Netaji was subjected to and were deeply disturbed over the news of his death. Neither Netaji’s family nor Government of India had confirmed his death. To tell the people that his ashes had arrived was to invite a totally uncontrollable disturbance. Hence Sri Chowdhury thought it prudent to keep the urn containing Netaji’s ashes temporarily in the safe custody of the Imperial Bank of India, which eventually became the State Bank of India. And, he had handed over the urn, as circumstantial evidences convince us, personally to the manager of the Bank on 20 November 1950, where, it was safely kept till the Bengali manager of SBI, Treasury Branch, Cuttack tampered with the records and created the misguiding commotion in 1996 through another Bengali photojournalist. It was not that the Bank manager had not known the Cuttack based regular journalists; but he relied upon a Bengali photojournalist to spread the news that Gandhiji’s ashes were left abandoned in an urn in the locker of the SBI.

I had interviewed the said manager and his faltering answers had convinced me that he was telling deliberate lies.

I had discussed the issue and warned that the ashes should not be disposed off as that of Gandhiji till it was decided that the same did not belong to Netaji.

I had given enough reasons in support of my argument that the ashes, if at all the urn contained that, were of Netaji, and could never be of Gandhiji. I had insisted that the same be determined forensically before any further steps were taken.

Published in the most advanced daily of the State ‘Sambad’ on 18 April 1996, it had reached massive numbers of readers in the general public and who’s who in political, executive and judicial administration. Neither the people nor the State in its above three branches bothered. I was not a litigant to prefer any case in the Court. And, the blunt-heads whom Netaji cannot be accepted to have died, enjoyed the ugliest turn the urn had to take, as Sri Tusar Gandhi was handed over the urn for immersion wherever he deemed proper.

When a Cuttack-based publisher ‘Bharata Bharati’ produced a 740 page mega-compilation of my column ‘Singhavalokana’ in 2010, this discussion captioned GANDHARBA PRAYANA, CHITABHASMA: GANDHIJI O NETAJI occupied the first position in the said book. Most of the men who matter have obtained the book and the topic has a calling position before their eyes. Nobody has countered my argument; but none of them has dared to approach the truth. It is unfathomable for me to know, as a people, what have we become.

In the circumstances, I deem it proper to post the published article here for my visitors who belong to Orissa and speak, read and understand Oriya, specifically as it was written 19 years ago. Those who were in High Schools then, must have become 35 years or so old by now. Let them visit/revisit what I believe to be the truth in order to accept or reject it in quest for truth.