The pharmacist-cum-production manager who tried to formulate a drug for Corona virus died when testing with himself!

May 9, 2020

The pharmacist-cum-production manager who tried to formulate a drug for Corona virus died when testing with himself!

Sujatha Biotech, Chennai - 24

The clinical and medical war against the Covid-19 virus all over the world: The world druggists, pharmacists and doctors have been struggling to get medicine in the leading laboratories publishing research papers after well-conducted tests. Still, they ave not been able to get any breakthrough. Generally, the needle of suspicion points to China, because, it started from there spreading all over the world affecting even highly sophisticated countries like USA, UK, France etc. The havoc played at Italy cannot be forgotten in history. Under such circumstances, many have engaged in research to discover a suitable drug, vaccine to prevent, control and kill the Covid-19 virus.

Dr Rajkumar with Rosaiah-Sujatha Biotec

Corona / Covid-19 virus affects druggists also: Corona / Covid-19 has been affecting not only the patients inflicted, doctors, nurses, hospital staff, police, security and other connected, but, also the pharmacist, drug manufacturer and clinical analyst. Just in the case of “Siddhar” Thanikachalam, t has been pointed out that he never tried his invented drugs / formulations in any laboratory or get registered his formulations under IP and Drugs Act and Rules. Here, in the case of Sujatha Biotech, the popular manufacturers of many “Ayurvedic” and Swadhesi medicines like Nivaran 90, Memory Plus etc., it appears that the pharmacist and the MD of the company attempted to discover some medicine that could cure Covid-19 or BP, as the media reports variously.

K. Sivanesan, The pharmacist-cum-production manager
The pharmacist-cum-production manager tried to formulate a drug for Corona virus: The owner of a Chennai-based pharma company and his employee tried to create a “cure” for the coronavirus, but ended up consuming a corrosive chemical used to refine petroleum during testing, resulting in the staffer’s death late on Thursday, 08-05-2020[1]. The episode unfolded at the Chennai residence of Sujatha Biotech’s owner[2]. Chennai-based Sujatha Biotech, an Ayurvedic and herbal products company which was founded 30 years ago[3]. It has a plant in Kashipur, Uttarakhand, where Sivanesan was working. It appears that he invented some formulation to cure Coronavirus. In pharmaceutical industries, the invented new drug would be administered to rats, rabbits etc., and the results are observed through certain periods. It involves a lot of trial and error process. Because of urgency, perhaps, he decided to administer to himself and the owner to find out the reactions and results. Sujatha Bio-Tech is known for its cough syrup in sachet Nivaran, Velvette Shampoo and Memory Plus tablet[4].

Corona clinical test and approval

The inventor of the formulation subjected himself to the clinical trial: “Both the employee and the owner consumed the mixture and developed health problems. The owner’s condition is stable now,” said an officer probing the case[5]. The victim, 47-year-old K Sivanesan, had been working as a product manager with Sujatha Biotech for about 27 years[6]. He has been a pharmacist-cum-production manager of a Chennai-based Ayurvedic product company in T.Nagar. Dr Rajkumar, the managing director of the company, who is an ophthalmologist by qualification, was hospitalised after he fainted soon after he ingested the chemical component[7]. Due to the lockdown, Sivanesan came to Chennai and stayed with his family in Perungudi[8]. On Thursday morning, he procured the chemical component from a market in Parry’s Corner. First, he gave a small amount of powder he derived from the chemical to 67 years-old Rajkumar who fainted after tasting it. Even as he was being resuscitated, Sivanesan went into the kitchen of the house and gulped it in liquid form after adding water to it. He could not be revived.

K. Sivanesan killed, Sujatha Biotech, Chennai - 24

Plan to make a medicine for COVID-19 with Nitric Oxide and Sodium Nitrate: “On Thursday, Sivanesan and Dr Raj Kumar, the company’s owner, decided to meet as they had a plan to make a medicine for COVID-19 with Nitric Oxide and Sodium Nitrate. They mooted the plan hoping that the company will benefit in a large way if they succeed,” the officer said. During the experiment, however, Sivanesan and Kumar consumed Sodium Hydrate, used in the manufacture of chemicals and soaps, and in petroleum refining. “They seem to have had a belief that the mixture may be used for COVID-19 treatment and to improve platelet count in the body. As both of them developed problems, they were rushed to a private hospital where Sivanesan died around 8 pm on Thursday,” the officer said[9]. Later, media started reporting that they tried to conduct trial a new drug that could control BP[10]. In any case, hasty, secretive and unverifiable acts of scientific or unscientific or otherwise might lead to disastrous results, as the drugs deal with ailing patients.

Corona virus vaccine -1

From Ayurvedic to Swadheshi to Covid-19: Sujatha Biotech sells Ayurvedic medicines, “cough cure granules”, and cough syrups. Police said they have sent items seized from a temporary laboratory set up at the residence for tests. His body has been sent to Government Royapettah Hospital for postmortem. Teynampet police registered a case under section 174 of the Criminal Procedure Code for unnatural death. N.S.Vasan, designer-cum-media manager of the company said, “Due to the lockdown, Sivanesan stayed in the city and one day told us he heard of some medicine from U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent speech for curing Coronavirus. He said it would bring more immunity and help to prevent COVID-19. Deciding to test the effect of the medicine, he went to Parry’s Corner and bought the powder.” He added that Sivanesan must have taken heavy dosage of the ‘drug’ and he was killed instantly. Vasan added: “All our products are ayurvedic. We used to test only herbal products. This was a chemical product that Sivanesan was testing though, and possibly for the first time ever.”

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09-05-2020

Corona virus vaccine -2

[1] New Indian Express, Chennai: Pharma firm owner and employee try ‘new medicine’ for COVID, one of them dies, By: Express News Service | Chennai | Published: May 9, 2020 11:19:45 am

[2] https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/chennai/chennai-pharma-firm-owner-and-employee-try-new-medicine-for-covid-one-of-them-dies-6401405/

[3] DTnext, Trial of new drug for BP kills developer in Chennai, Published: May 08,202009:34 PM by IANS

[4] https://www.dtnext.in/News/City/2020/05/08213407/1229051/Trial-of-new-drug-for-BP-kills-developer-in-Chennai.vpf

[5] The Outlook, Trial of new drug for BP kills developer in Chennai, 08 MAY 2020 Last Updated at 9:23 PM | SOURCE: IANS.

[6] https://www.outlookindia.com/newsscroll/trial-of-new-drug-for-bp-kills-developer-in-chennai/1828467

[7] The Hindu, Corovirus | Chennai-based ayurvedic pharmacist dies after drinking concoction of his own preparation, R.Sivaraman, CHENNAI, MAY 08, 2020 20:01 IST

[8] https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/coronavirus-chennai-based-ayurvedic-pharmacist-dies-after-drinking-concoction-of-his-own-preparation/article31536821.ece

[9] News.18,Trial of New Drug to Control Blood Pressure Kills Senior Developer in Chennai , MAY 8, 2020, 9:33 PM IST

[10] https://www.news18.com/news/india/trial-of-new-drug-to-control-blood-pressure-kills-senior-developer-in-chennai-2612097.html

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The sojourn of Thailand and Indonesian clergy to Tamil Nadu mosques and the Corona virus or COVID-19 implications [2]

March 27, 2020

The sojourn of Thailand and Indonesian clergy to Tamil Nadu mosques and the Corona virus or COVID-19 implications [2]

The carona carriers Thailans, 25-03-2020

Coronavirus Update: the 54-yr-old man with no travel history dies of Covid-19 in Tamil Nadu: Is such myth created that only the persons with foreign travel records or going aboard and coming back to India alone would have Covid-18 and others would not have. The man, who was the 12th patient to test positive in the state, which has 18 confirmed COVID-19 cases so far, had comorbid conditions like “uncontrollable diabetes and hypertension” and COPD [Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease][1]. The 54-year-old man had a medical history of prolonged illness with steroid-dependent COPD, uncontrolled diabetes with hypertension, says Health Minister C. Vijayabaskar[2]. Thus, the media went on publishing almost the same stuff without giving the background of the victim, because, none would get such serious disease, by sitting in Madurai far away from the Covid-19 or Carona virus spreading source-countries. It is evident that the state government tried to hide the facts by dubbing it as death not due to Corona virus or COVID-19.

Silent burial for Madurai victim The Hindu 26-03-2020

The victim was a construction contractor and the places of his regular visits including the mosque: Madurai Collector TG Vinay told Express that[3], “The patient, an employee of a construction company, was not a regular visitor to the construction site. However, he did go to the office. The places of his regular visits including the mosque, private hotel and the office have been disinfected by the corporation workers.” Without mentioning his name and other details, these details are given. The patient was rushed to a private hospital on 21-03-2020, Saturday with symptoms of acute respiratory illness. Doctors suspected viral pneumonia and he was tested for H1N1 (swine flu) before being shifted to GRH. On Sunday, 22-03-2020, when the test for H1N1 came negative, he was then tested for COVID-19. Unfortunately, the result this time was positive[4]. Yes, it was “unfortunate,” but, he could have informed the authorities immediately.

Indonesian contats to declare themselves, Makkal Kural, 26-03-2020

The victim had been with the Thailand preachers: The man had attended a wedding reception on March 9 at a city hotel, which also accommodated tourists from Thailand and Indonesia[5]. Though they have been Muslims, who have come for religious, propagandist and conversion purposes, but, on a tourist visa to circumvent the law of this land and as well as to avoid any controversy arising thereof. On March 13, the patient organised a religious meeting with preachers from Thailand at an Anna Nagar mosque, to which he was a regular visitor. Sources at the Madurai health department told Express that the group had been visiting the city as part of a tour of religious places.[6] Officials said the patient came in contact with the group when they visited a private lodge in the city on March 12 and 13. Officials said the group arrived at Madurai airport on March 12 and visited several mosques in the city. As a result, at least 60 persons had been placed under home quarantine.

16 foreigners came to Kanchipuram to spread Islam, Makkal Kural, 26-03-2020

From Erode to Madurai how the Corona virus was spread by the foreign missionaries: Two of them [the Thailand preachers] had tested positive and have been admitted to IRT, Perundurai[7]. Within hours of the death, the last rites of the 54-year-old man were completed before the break of the dawn after the body was handed over to the kin[8]. The body was shifted directly to the burial ground around 3.30am after the authorities completed hospital procedures[9]. The body was alighted from the hearse van and kept at the ground for an hour until a pit was dug. There were only four people present during final rites — his wife, son and two brothers. A team from Madhichiyam police station, that had accompanied the body, was also present[10]. No medical team or sanitation officers were present during the burial, which was completed by 5am. “The last rites were completed with very few family members and a representative from the local Jamath. Everything was completed according to the procedure,” the official said. A top district official told DH that the man was buried according to the standard operation procedure (SOP) laid out by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Indonesians carona affected, Ilaiyankudi, Tamil Hindu 26-03-2020

Two groups must have visited Tamil Nadu with specific agenda: From the Tamil and English media, the following details are gathered and arranged chronologically: The foreign Islamic preachers visited the mosques as follows:

12-03-2020

13-03-2020 to 15-03-2020

16-03-2020 to 18-03-2020

19-03-2020 to 21-03-2020

22-03-2020

Suramangalam, Rahmat Nagar mosque

Chevvaippettai, Milk market mosque

Ayyampettai, Sheikd Omar mosque

Sanyasikundu, Bhukariya mosque

Jamat-ul-Firdhosh mosque

So after declaring the danger of COVID-19, these preachers were roaming from mosque to mosque indulging in religious activities as the media report variously. Evidently, the mosque authorities have not informed the concerned authorities about the visit, sojourn and activities of the Islamic preachers.

The other sojourn dates are given as follows: February 26th, 2020, four couple each of 16 Indonesians and Malaysians came to New Delhi Dabliq Jamat. They visited Kanchipuram mosques.  Then, they sojourned to many mosques situated in the towns and villages as follows:

06-03-2020 to 08-03-2020

08-03-2020 to 10-03-2020

10-03-2020 to 12-03-2020

12-03-2020 to 14-03-2020

14-03-2020 to 16-03-2020

16-03-2020 to 20-03-2020

20-03-2020 to 23-03-2020

Madurai

Ramanathapuram

Ervadi

Vallakulam

Oppilan

Kizhaslvanur

theraveli

They had gone to each and every mosque and preached about prayer and other methods. As the two sets of dates and places differ, it is evident that two different groups must have come – one from Thailand and another from Indonesia with a specific agenda. And te local mosques must have well been aware of the program in advance, as otherwise, they could not have gone there on dates as noted above.

Sultanpet, Erode, The Hindu photo

Readers, the general public and others might not understand the bias: It can easily be noted that the news reportings have been impartial, biased and suppressing facts. They have been very meticulous to record that according to the doctor, minister, report etc., without going into the details. Otherwise, they claim themselves as “investigative” journalists probing into every aspect and they know everything. But, here, they do now who would be going to mosque or not. They do not know the name of the person died with Corona virus or  COVID-19. Why the Islamic preachers from Thailand and Indonesia came, why they visited mosques, why the mosques are getting infected and they disinfected………nothing is known to them. They know only what the TN government officials said, Minister tweeted and so on. Here, such bias has been exhibited only by them and the ordinary readers did not know, till he mosques were / are disinfected.

Erode Sultanpettai,GOOGLE, 24-03-2020

Do the Islamic preachers and Indian counterparts have any agenda behind their secret sojourns?: After reading the reports, it is surprising to note as to why the Islamic preaches took such risky sojourn making themselves as prey to the COVID-19 and travelled parts of Tamil Nadu. And also why the invitees and sponsors have dared to accommodate them and carried on their activities. Though, none could have any prejudice against the Muslims, because of the past experience, naturally, a reasonable doubt arises as to whether such daring exercise could be part of their new method of jihad. In fact, already, there have been mentionings of “Corona Jihad” and so on. As the martyrdom and saheed-doms have been unique in Islam, the suicide bombers have already been in action killing many people and damaging properties. Then, suicide car bombers and plane bombers have also executed their attacks resulting in 26/11, and so on in different parts of the world. Therefore, the sane elements of Islam should prevent such new creed is not nurtured, developed and engaged in such destruction of humanity, as already, the COVID-19 has been in action. Let us not the fanatics and fundamentalist join to wipe out the earth. Let all believers pray to GOD to save the earth with the existing humanity.

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27-03-2020

Erode Kollampalayam, identified, 24-03-2020

[1] Hindustan times, Coronavirus Update: 54-yr-old man with no travel history dies of Covid-19 in Tamil Nadu, HT Correspondent, INDIA Updated: Mar 25, 2020 10:12 IST.

[2] https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/coronavirus-update-54-yr-old-man-with-no-travel-history-dies-of-covid-19-in-tamil-nadu/story-GYNptVLD5O63zvu6SVoBIK.html

[3] Indian Express, Tamil Nadu records first COVID-19 death as Madurai patient succumbs, By Shobana Radhakrishnan, Express News Service, Published: 25th March 2020 02:54 AM | Last Updated: 25th March 2020 09:15 PM

[4] https://www.newindianexpress.com/states/tamil-nadu/2020/mar/25/tamil-nadu-records-first-covid-19-death-as-madurai-patient-succumbs-2121250.html

[5] News.18, Coronavirus Outbreak: Madurai Man With No Travel History Remains Critical, Says TN Health Minister, Nitya Thirumalai | Updated:March 24, 2020, 4:13 PM IST.(With inputs from Tamilarasi. D)

[6] https://www.news18.com/news/india/coronavirus-outbreak-madurai-man-with-no-travel-history-remains-critical-says-tn-health-minister-2549431.html

[7] Deccan Herald, 54-year-old who tested coronavirus positive dies; Tamil Nadu reports first COVID-19 death, E T B Sivapriyan, DHNS, Chennai, MAR 25 2020, 02:50 IST UPDATED: MAR 25 2020, 09:40 IST.

[8] https://www.deccanherald.com/national/south/54-year-old-who-tested-coronavirus-positive-dies-tamil-nadu-reports-first-covid-19-death-817373.html

[9] Times of India, Coronavirus in Tamil Nadu: Four family members, cops present at Madurai Covid-19 patient’s burial, Devanathan Veerappan | TNN | Mar 25, 2020, 13:40 IST.

[10] https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/madurai/coronavirus-in-tamil-nadu-four-family-members-cops-present-at-madurai-covid-19-patients-burial/articleshow/74807523.cms

The sojourn of Thailand and Indonesian clergy to Tamil Nadu mosques and the Corona virus or COVID-19 implications [1]

March 27, 2020

The sojourn of Thailand and Indonesian clergy to Tamil Nadu mosques and the Corona virus or COVID-19 implications [1]

GOI order to ban seminar, conference etc March 2020

The Islamic congregations that went on in Tamil Nadu with Thailand and Indonesian clergy: The first death of COVID-19 or Corona virus-infected person on 25-03-2020 has raised many questions, because of the way, it has been / being reported through media even today. Now, it is a fact that Islamic preachers that have come to India from Thailand and Indonesia have been infected with COVID-19. They have entered India as “tourist” with “tourist visas.” As per the reports, it is known that the two groups landed at the New Delhi in the first week of February and March 2020 respectively. That they had gone to local “Dabliq centre” and then proceeded to their invited places is implied with their movements and few reports. From New Delhi, they reached Chennai either by flight or Train. From there, they had reached their invited places by train and as well as by private vehicle. That they had busy schedules of visiting many mosques, preaching and staying prove that their visits have been well-known and arranged. The GOI issued a circular No.PS/AMS/SJH/2020 dated 09-03-2020, warning that “In wake of COVID-19 outbreak going on in the country, all the functions including seminars, workshops, conferences are to be cancelled. This is for urgency and necessary compliance.” So, all the organizations, institutions and others who arrange such gatherings, where, more than 50 / 100 people assemble must have cancelled considering the prevailing conditions. But, it is evident that the visiting groups carried on their activities and their hosts or sponsors accommodated them at the mosques and provided all facilities to preach and propagate Islam.

Madurai other cases, Thailand contacts, IE, 26-03-2020-1

23-03-2020 tested positive and died on 25-03-2020: The 54-year-old man, who tested positive on March 23 and was undergoing treatment at Government Rajaji Hospital, Madurai, died[1]. At 2.02 a.m. on Wednesday, Health Minister C. Vijayabaskar took to Twitter to declare the death. “Despite our best efforts, the COVID-19 positive patient in Madurai Rajaji Hospital passed away a few minutes back. He had a medical history of prolonged illness with steroid-dependent Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, uncontrolled diabetes with hypertension,” he said. He also said COVID-19 with comorbidity like uncontrollable diabetes and hypertension and immunosuppression are high risk-conditions and asked people with such conditions to be “extra cautious.” During a press meet on Tuesday night, 24-03-2020, the Minister clarified that though the patient did not have a travel history to an affected country, they had traced his contact history and found that he had come in contact with some Thailand nationals, who were on tour in the State[2].  After death, the patient was mentioned as “the COVID-19 positive patient.”

Madurai other cases, Thailand contacts, IE, 26-03-2020-2

Thailand Muslim preachers came to Tamil Nadu to propagate: According to media reports[3], Erode district administration has prohibited the public from using those streets and has warned of strict action against the shops which violate the Collector’s orders, perhaps from 24-03-2020. The streets which have been closed for the public are –

  1. New Masjid Street,
  2. Kongalamman Koil Street,
  3. East Kongalamman Koil Street,
  4. Sultanpet,
  5. West Kongalamman Koil Street,
  6. Kandasamy Street,
  7. Kandasamy Lane,
  8. Ottukara Chinnaiah Street and
  9. Hasan Street.

Erode Municipal Commissioner also told the Times of India that the nine streets will be fumigated and that no commercial establishments shall function in the nine streets until further orders[4]. A group of seven tourists from Thailand had reached Erode on March 12 and they had spent time in three mosques in the city. The media and the Govt. officials continue to mention them as “tourists” without revealing their identities. Later, one of them caught a fever and was admitted to the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital, where he later succumbed. His coronavirus tests had reportedly returned negative. Two other tourists from the same group were tested positive for COVID-19 recently and are being isolated and treated in IRT Medical college hospital, Perundurai, Erode district. A total of 136 people in Erode have been placed under home quarantine after the tourists tested positive and the district administration has also begun fixing identification stamps in front of the houses of those who have been quarantined. Tamil Nadu now has 12 cases of COVID-19, of which one patient was cured and discharged from the hospital. Of the 11 active cases, 10 patients had travelled to India from abroad and one patient has reported no travel history within India or abroad. As on Monday 23-03-2020, the government of Tamil Nadu has placed 12,519 people under home quarantine and has sent 552 samples for testing.

Madurai carona Muslim died, Vijayabhaskat tweet, 25-03-2020

The suspected COVID-19 Thailand preachers admitted in Perundurai IRT Hospital [16-03-2020]: The district health department officials have admitted five Thailand citizens to the government hospital in Perundurai after one of their teammates was found with Covid 19 symptoms at the Coimbatore airport on Sunday. According to an officer, the six had come down to Erode from Thailand on Saturday 11-03-2020 to participate in some religious meetings. “One of them suddenly fell sick and decided to return to Thailand. He booked a flight from Coimbatore airport, where he arrived on Sunday. Airport officials subjected him to a medical check-up and confirmed that he was having Covid-19 symptoms. Subsequently, he was quarantined in Coimbatore Medical College and Hospital (CMCH), but tested negative for Covid-19 on Monday 23-03-2020 evening,” said Dr S Soundammal, deputy director, health services, Erode district[5]. Based on the information that he was accompanied by five others, the health department officials in Erode went to Perundurai, where they were staying, and admitted them to the government hospital. “They are put in a special ward. Doctors have collected their blood samples and they will be treated based on the reports,” Soundammal said[6]. Meanwhile, their teammate died of renal failure at CMCH on Tuesday 17-03-2020.

Madurai victim, Thailand contacts, IE, 26-03-2020

What happened from the first week of March to 17-03-2020: The two Thailand nationals, who have tested positive and currently quarantined at the IRT Hospital in Perundurai in Erode district, are part of a group of tourists who arrived in Tamil Nadu in the first week of March[7]. One person, who tested negative for COVID-19, passed away on March 17 at a hospital in Coimbatore and the group is understood to have visited several places in Erode[8]. With two Thailand nationals testing positive for COVID-19, 130 families in two areas in the city, where the two nationals had stayed earlier, have been home quarantined, and others are not being allowed to enter the streets on 23-03-2020, Monday. A group of seven nationals had arrived in the city and had stayed at a masjid in Sultanpet and the masjid near Kalaimadu Street for over a week and were involved in preaching[9]. One person developed a fever and was admitted to Coimbatore Medical College Hospital and tested negative for COVID-19[10]. However, he died later due to complications of diabetic nephropathy and septicaemia. The other six nationals were admitted to the isolation ward at Government IRT Perundurai Medical College and Hospital on March 16[11]. Two tested positive while three tested negative while the test result of one nation is yet to be received from the King Institute of Preventive Medicine, Guindy[12].

Two Muslim preachers isolated, TOI, 26-03-2020
The closure / sealing of two mosques infected / visited by the COVID-19 infected preachers: As the authorities and the media have been trying to suppress the identity of the people involved in the COVID-19 contamination, they have been limited in that aspect. However, when the question of disinfection activities comes, they have to close the mosques. This would become a serious issue. The Corporation has issued closure notices to the two masjids and has begun preventive measures in the two areas where the nationals had come in contact with people. Their cook, guide and a few others have been home quarantined. On Monday, nine streets in Sultanpet area and five streets in Kollampalayam areas were closed for public movement and the roads leading to the streets were blocked by policemen, as has already been mentioned above. Health officials carried out surveys in the areas to check people with fever or other symptoms, and residents were advised not to leave their homes. Corporation Commissioner M. Elangovan told The Hindu that disinfectants were sprayed in the streets and the wholesale provisional market and shops functioning in the area were also closed till further orders. He said that one health official was posted for each street to monitor the situation and people were asked to stay indoors. Deputy Director of Health Services S. Soundammal said that 10 persons who were in close contact with the Thailand nationals were quarantined while 130 families in two areas were home quarantined.

© Vedaprakash

27-03-2020

Erode Junction Railway station

[1] The Hindu, Coronavirus: Tamil Nadu records first death in Madurai, A glimpse of the special COVID-19 isolation ward at Government Rajaji Hospital, SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT, CHENNAI , MARCH 25, 2020 09:35 IST; UPDATED: MARCH 25, 2020 09:40 IST.

[2] https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/coronavirus-tamil-nadu-records-first-death-in-madurai/article31159538.ece

[3] TheNewsMinute, Nine streets visited by Thai coronavirus positive tourists shut in TN’s Erode, TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2020 – 09:51, TNM Staff

[4] https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/nine-streets-visited-thai-coronavirus-positive-tourists-shut-tn-s-erode-120973

[5] Times of India, Five Thailand citizens admitted to hospital in Erode, TNN | Updated: Mar 18, 2020, 09:55 IST

[6] https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/erode/5-thailand-citizens-admitted-to-hospital/articleshow/74681764.cms

[7] Deccan Chronicle, Tamil Nadu reports seventh COVID-19 patient, spike in home quarantine figure, ETB Sivapriyan, DHNS, Chennai, MAR 22 2020, 13:15 IST UPDATED: MAR 22 2020, 13:59 IST.

[8] https://www.deccanherald.com/national/south/tamil-nadu-reports-seventh-covid-19-patient-spike-in-home-quarantine-figure-816361.html

[9] The Hindu, COVID-19: 130 families home quarantined in Erode, S.P. SaravananERODE, MARCH 23, 2020 12:36 IST; UPDATED: MARCH 23, 2020 12:36 IST.

[10] https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Coimbatore/covid-19-130-families-home-quarantined-in-erode/article31141215.ece

[11] Indian Express, Six under observation at Erode med college hosp, Published: 18th March 2020 05:47 AM | Last Updated: 18th March 2020 05:47 AM

[12]  https://www.newindianexpress.com/states/tamil-nadu/2020/mar/18/six-under-observation-at-erode-med-college-hosp-2118041.html

The Christian illegal encroachment of Acharappakkam hillock portion and construction of Church complex disturbing ecology and the adjacent Hindu Temple! [2]

March 22, 2020

The Christian illegal encroachment of Acharappakkam hillock portion and construction of Church complex disturbing ecology and the adjacent Hindu Temple! [2]

Lawrence Pius, Pushpam and others visit to hillock

The case is coming up today March 23, 2020: Justices M. Sathyanarayanan and R. Hemalatha on Tuesday [25-02-2020] directed Additional Government Pleader R. Vijay Kumar to take notice on behalf of the Revenue Secretary as well as the Chengelpet Collector and obtain instructions by next month-March 2020[1]. The case is adjourned till the survey was over and fixing the next hearing on March 23, 2020[2]. According to Church version, “Pushpam Adigalar,” a Catholic priest held the charge of St. Joseph church, Acharappakkam in 1965. He reportedly started St. Joseph Elementary School for children there. There were no constructed structures until 2004, as being reported by the Tamil media[3].

Pushpam and another addressing at the hillock

How Mazhai Madha myth floated church constructed and the case started [2004 to 2017]:  In 2004, Backiya Regis took charge and he started construction of structures around the statue. It implies that there was a statue earlier and round which he started construction work. The mountain path was encroached and the work started at Pallippet, a Meikaal poromboke area [meant for grazing of cattle]. As vehicles carrying bricks, sand, CTD Bars and other construction materials, that path was encroached and converted into the road. The multi-storeyed buildings built. The Mazhai Madha church was reconstructed. To compete with and confuse the Hindu devotees, the Christians started “special prayers” on Paurnami days in 2005. As more and more Christian crowd started coming there from outside, the local people started objecting to such movements, as it caused a lot of nuisance. Whenever the local people complained to the respective authorities, they used to issue “warning notices” to the Church. They also used to have “dialogue” with the local people. However, the Church did not care and the authorities also did not take any action and thus the illegal activities went on, evidently with their co-operation and blessings. When all these illegal activities had been going on for many years, why, now the Tamil media coves this giving these details is also intriguing. To sum up, all the involved people have been doing this only because of certain extra-official and legal consideration.

Prayer tower built

Raja, a single man fights?: R. Raja told to the media, “When asked, the Revenue officials informed only four acres of meikaal poromboke land was encroached by the church authorities. But, when we went there to measure, it was revealed that they have encroached more than 60 acres of land. The hillock area coming under the forest department, mountain path and meikaal poromboke area and the areas covered under the department of Archaeology are involved. Initially, I sent registered letters to these departments pointing out the facts. As they did not take action, in other words, have been giving tacit support to the Church people I filed this petition before the Madras High Court”. But, here also, the intriguing factors have been, the authorities in question have been aiding and abetting for the last 14 years. Therefore, sending letters to the same authorities would be futile only. As the government officers change periodically, they do not bother about such letters, unless, they are addressed to their higher authorities, vigilance section etc. But what was done is not revealed in the news coverage. Therefore, as this petition has been in the court, it is right time that people like Subramanyam Swamy to take up and argue, as otherwise, for some flimsy technical reason, the petition would be rejected and the involved would be absolved from all the illegal and criminal activities.

Mazhai Madha Church - myth floated-complex-2

The massive Chruch complex has been built with an agenda: As the issue is critically analysed with circumstantial evidences, the present buildings, guest houses, hotels, road for vehicles and steps for devotees and other infrastructure, it is evident that all have been well-planned and executed with crores of money. Hundreds of lorries carrying construction materials had gone; thousands of workers involved and huge amounts disbursed. Thus, there should be enough documents for al such activities taken place. Moreover, in between, many foreigners were brought here, declaring this Church complex as “International Retreat Centre.” Therefore, all such details are also available. Thus, if the documents are asked for verification before the court, all facts would be out and the involvement of people, officials and departments would be exposed. How the Patta, current, drainage and so many sanctions and clearances have been given, which officers signed those documents would be known, as they are open to the public. Therefore, as the case is posted tomorrow, i.e, 23-03-2020, the concerned should observe the proceedings.

Mazhai Madha Church - myth floated-complex

The case should be argued/conducted properly: As pointed out the Court ordered to conduct a proper survey and report to the Court on March 23, 2020. But, the general public does not know what will happen. Who would appear/depose before the Judges, what details they submit etc. “We will redeem temples, reclaim, recover temples,” Temple protection Committees and so on. But, I could not find that any one of them filing a petition to tag themselves in the case. From 25-02-2020 to 23-03-2020, what happened is also not known to the public. Therefore, the case should be argued properly, As the church has already spent crores, they do not mind in spending moe to win the case, as their influence at all levels is well-known.  But, who would support Sothuppakkam R. Raja is not known. There has been one version that the area was leased to them for 99 years lease. If that is the case, who would unlease it? Therefore, as this petition has been in the court, it is right time that people like Subramanyam Swamy to take up and argue, as otherwise, for some flimsy technical reason, the petition would be rejected and the involved would be absolved from all the illegal and criminal activities, as pointed out above.

The 31st Plenary Assembly of the Conference of the Catholic Bishops of India (CCBI) of the Latin Church held in January 2019

The support extended to this illegal Church from Archbishop to the Vatican: A Catholic website, “Indian Catholic Matters – A New Home for the Community” gives the following details[4].  Inaugurating the 31st Plenary Assembly of the Conference of the Catholic Bishops of India (CCBI) of the Latin Church, in Chennai on January 9, 2019 [Wednesday], Archbishop Giambattista Diquattro, the Apostolic Nuncio to India and Nepal, exhorted the Church in India to pay attention to the needs of the humanity. His Eminence Oswald Cardinal Gracias, in his presidential address, made an appeal to the Church in India to revitalise the Evangelization and added to it he insisted “our Evangelization should be full of life, full of love for mission.” Archbishop Anil Cuoto, the Secretary-General read the annual report of the Conference. Archbishop George Antonysamy, the Vice President read the message of Holy Father Pope Francis and Cardinal Filoni the Prefect of Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples. Archbishop George added India needs the Church and the Church needs India. The Inaugural session began with the lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries.

Hillock encroached,CBCI discussed about it Jan.2019-1

Why Mazhai Madha Church is important and significant[5]: Most Rev. Dr. A. Neethinathan the Bishop of Chingleput in his welcome address listed out the reasons why Chingleput is the right place for this 31st Assembly, as it is the land of St. Thomas the Apostle, the Apostle of India and has as part of its diocese the Holy Hill of His Martyrdom. “The patron saint of the diocese St. Joseph, father figure of the Church who guards the Church. Mazhai Malai Madha our co-patroness the mother of the Church – who accompanied the early Church,” he said. Chingleput Diocese which comprises of the civil district of Kancheepuram is the place of other religious people live majority and provides us with the opportunity to be Joy of the Gospel. The seven days meeting of the Bishops will discuss the Theme “The Joy of the Gospel” and will look at the new forms of evangelization and the ways and means – to foster the Evangelization. The assembly will also discuss the matters affecting the Latin Catholic Church in India. There are 132 dioceses and 189 Bishops of the Latin Church in India. The Conference of the Catholic Bishops in India (CCBI) is the largest Episcopal conference in Asia and fourth in the world.

Hillock encroached,CBCI discussed about it Jan.2019-2

Do the Hindus have such congregation, commitment and work?: The Christians or Mohammedans or opposite ideologists have been working with commitment and highly professional with sophisticated training. Do the Hindus have such training and professionalism? Do the Hintutwa guys could match these people? Most of the guys appear whenever BJP is in power do something, earn money, stabilize themselves and keep quiet. If the BJP is out, they too disappear. But, the opposite ideologists have not been like that. They work continuously or committed people carry on the work for years. As otherwise, all these things could not happen, in spite of their sexual crimes, pedophile offences and other law-breaking sins or sinful law-breakings. So what is the response of Hindus?

© Vedaprakash

22-03-2020

Mazhai Madha Church - myth floated

[1] NEWS18, அரசு நிலத்தை ஆக்கிரமித்து தேவாலயம் கட்டப்பட்டதா? தமிழக அரசு பதிலளிக்க உயர் நீதிமன்றம் உத்தரவு!, LAST UPDATED: FEBRUARY 25, 2020, 3:35 PM IST.

[2] நியூஸ்.ஜே, மலையை ஆக்கிரமித்து தேவாலயம் அமைப்பு : தமிழக அரசு பதில் அளிக்க உயர் நீதிமன்றம் உத்தரவு, Feb 25, 2020 06:18 PM.

https://www.newsj.tv/view/tructure-of-the-church-occupying-the-mountain-:-High-Court-orders-response-of-the-Government-of-Tamil-Nadu-36956

[3] விகடன், அத்துமீறிய மழைமலை மாதா நிர்வாகம்சிதைக்கப்பட்ட மலைக்குன்று! உயர்நீதிமன்ற கெடுபிடி, பா. ஜெயவேல் Published:26-02-2020 at 7 PMUpdated:Yesterday at 7 PM.

https://www.vikatan.com/news/controversy/madras-high-court-seeks-a-report-on-acharapakkam-madha-shrine-land-issue

[4] ICM News,  Pay Attention to the Needs of Humanity, Apostolic Nuncio Urges Church, January 9, 2019 Team ICM News

[5] https://indiancatholicmatters.org/pay-attention-to-the-needs-of-humanity-apostolic-nuncio-urges-church/

The Christian illegal encroachment of Acharappakkam hillock portion and construction of Church complex disturbing ecology and the adjacent Hindu Temple! [1]

March 22, 2020

The Christian illegal encroachment of Acharappakkam hillock portion and construction of Church complex disturbing ecology and the adjacent Hindu Temple! [1]

Hillock encroached, The Hindu 02-2020

How the media has been silent and biased: The English media has been silent about the illegal encroachments, unlawful constructions and dishonest land transactions of the Christians of every order from Archbishop to pastor. Perhaps, about the Acharapakkam encroachment, only, “The Hindu” has reported as follows[1], “A public interest litigation petition has been filed in the Madras High Court accusing the management of Malaimada church situated atop a hillock in Maduranthakam Taluk near here of encroaching upon adjoining areas including forest lands for construction of shops and other structures. Justices M. Sathyanarayanan and R. Hemalatha on Tuesday [25-02-2020] directed Additional Government Pleader R. Vijay Kumar to take notice on behalf of the Revenue Secretary as well as the Chengelpet Collector and obtain instructions by next month. R. Raja, 45, a local resident, had filed the PIL petition with a plea to remove the encroachments. The petitioner claimed that the church itself had been constructed about five decades ago on a piece of land classified as Meikaal Poromboke (land meant for grazing). Thereafter, the management laid a road and began disturbing the ecology of the hill, he alleged and accused it of having constructed many shops last year. Unabated constructions had caused great damage to the animals on the hillock and also the archaeological sites on the foothills, he alleged”. The so-called legal correspondent[2] has no guts to give the past activities of the church leading to such legal proceedings initiated.

Lawrence Pius, Pushpam visit to hillock

The unblushing Christian liars started manufacturing myths: The Christians have been experts in manufacturing lies, converting them into myths and myths into stories and then traditional narratives and finally “history” through “quoted-quoted-quoted” methodology. Even, if proved, they have been unblushing liars and carry on, as they have to protect their status. They do not mind spending money also for such activities. Moreover, they have the support of corrupt government officials of various departments, undue political influence and an unethical gang of foreign elements also. As they have enough influence in the courts, judiciary and related departments and ministries, they manipulate and escape. There have been many classical Supreme and High Court judgments, but, kept in a low profile. Thus, the “Acharapakkam” illegal activities going on since the 2000s  were not discussed in the media. Of course, lakhs of people travelling to Tindivanam and beyond or coming to Chennai have been watching them. The onlookers might think, “the Christians would be behaving only in that way, what we can do,” and leave just like that. But, as this affair has exceeded limits, the media has reported.

Lawrence addressing at the hillock

How the “Mazhai madha” myth was created?: Their website gives the story as follows[3]: “In 1969 people experienced severe drought all over Tamilnadu particularly in Acharapakkam. Fr. A.Pushpam, the founder of this shrine had arranged for a car procession in honour of our Blessed Mother to intercede for the good shower of rain. When the car procession ended at a place called Nallayan Kundru there was a heavy downpour with thunder and lightning. This astonishing miracle touched everyone and in gratitude, they lovingly named our Blessed Mother as Mazhai Malai Madha and built a beautiful grotto. Rev. Fr. Pushpam who served as a Parish Priest from 1963 to 1973 rendered selfless service. With the same zeal Rev. Fr. Backiya Regis had served this Shrine for 10 years and made it a place of testimony to the faith of the multitudes that come there regularly. The Annual Feast is being celebrated on the first Saturday of October. Thousands of people belonging to various religions gather to express their love and devotion to the Blessed Mother. The shrine caters to the needs of the poor and the marginalized of the society by carrying out various social activities especially for the physically challenged. The Decree proclaiming Mazhai Malai Madha as the Second Patroness of the Diocese of Chingleput and raising the church dedicated to her to the status of a Diocesan shrine was promulgated by Rt. Rev. Dr. Neethinathan on 05th September 2003 in the presence of his Eminence Simon Cardinal Lourdusamy.”

Lawrence, Pushpan and another addressing at the hillock

Does the Melvaruvathur Temple Trust colludes with Mazhai Madha Church?: That Melmaruvathir Adi Parasakti Temple has been there nearby and lakhs of devotees from neighbouring states have been visiting the temple have been well-known. In fact, the Karnataka government allows special busses to come and return. Therefore, it is common for such devotees and tourist pilgrims to go to nearby interesting places. In fact, the bus driver and conductor do such canvassing. Moreover, Bangaru Adigalar, his son and family have been engaged in celebrating Christmas openly, dressing the Amman idol as “Mary carrying Jesus” and so on! The recent marriage also stunned many devotees. The movement of pasters from this church to the temple, participating in “religious harmony” functions have also been noted. Thus, the “Adi Parasakti Amman” and “Mazhai Matha” might be made sisters and new myths floated soon, as has been happening in Kerala. Of course, the myths floated in the case of fraudulent “thomas” have been well-known.

Mazhai Madha Church - massive constructions

The Acharapakkam encroachment coming to limelight in 2009[4]: There has been 1500 years old Pasypatheswarar Temple on the hillock. Perhaps, in 2004, the Christians planted a concrete cross on the other side. Then, they started lighting lights in the form of “Mariyee vazka” [Ave Maria, Hail Mary]. They reportedly built a small church and then demolished to build a bigger one. But, how these Christians could encroach the other side has been intriguing. Evidently, they violated the provisions of many acts and rules and the officials of Forest, Revenue, local Panchayat, Electricity Board officials aided and abetted them by giving illegal sanctions and connections. Thus, they slowly increased their buildings and enlarged their occupation. In fact, a local VAO had given a complaint to the police[5], but, nothing happened. Incidentally, the Christians started “Paunami” gatherings at the Church to compete with the devotees of the Vajagiri, Sivan Temple. Everyone knows that Christians have nothing to do with such celebrations. Thus, the encounters between the Hindus and Christians started.

Mazhai Madha Church - myth floated-arputa nagar

Pungavana, VAO, Acharapakkam gave a complaint to the police: As the Police realized the problem and they did not want any confrontation between the Hindus and the Christians, they called the representatives from both and advised. The Christians accepted that they would not encroach further by maintain status quo[6]. However, they continued with their activities and constructions.  Thus, the public themselves started complaining to the police. Therefore, the police also enquired, but, did nothing. Under such circumstances, one R. Raja from Sothuppakkam, a nearby village, filed a writ petition in the Madras High Court with the plea that the Christians have encroached the Acharappakkam hillock portion, illegally occupied 55 acres land and therefore, all the illegal constructions should be ordered to be removed[7]. As they blasted rocks with detonators for building steps, many wild animals have been disturbed and there has been a threat of them entering into nearby towns[8]. “R. Raja, 45, a local resident, had filed the PIL petition with a plea to remove the encroachments. The petitioner claimed that the church itself had been constructed about five decades ago on a piece of land classified as Meikaal Poromboke (land meant for grazing). Thereafter, the management laid a road and began disturbing the ecology of the hill, he alleged and accused it of having constructed many shops last year. Unabated constructions had caused great damage to the animals on the hillock and also the archaeological sites on the foothills.” Justices M. Sathyanarayanan and R. Hemalatha on Tuesday [25-02-2020] directed Additional Government Pleader R. Vijay Kumar to take notice on behalf of the Revenue Secretary as well as the Chengelpet Collector and obtain instructions by next month[9]. The case is adjourned till the survey was over and fixing the next hearing on March 23, 2020[10].

© Vedaprakash

22-03-2020

Mazhai Madha Church contact details

[1] The Hindu, PIL accuses Malaimada church management of encroaching hillock, Legal Correspondent,, CHENNAIFEBRUARY 26, 2020 01:22 IST, UPDATED: FEBRUARY 26, 2020 01:22 IST

[2] https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/pil-accuses-malaimada-church-management-of-encroaching-hillock/article30917396.ece

[3] The so-called “Mazhai Madha” church website: http://malaimadha.org/index.html , and the history floated by them – http://malaimadha.org/About.html – history

[4] தினமலர், அரசு நிலத்தை ஆக்கிரமிப்பதாக கிறிஸ்தவ ஆலய நிர்வாகம் மீது புகார், அக்டோபர் 02,2010 , http://www.dinamalar.com/News_Detail.asp?Id=97459&Print=1

[5] வேதபிரகாஷ், கிருத்துவர்களின் நிலம் அபகரிப்பு தொடர்கிறது!, பிப்ரவரி 2, 2010.

[6] https://christianityindia.wordpress.com/2011/02/10/christian-land-grabbing-continues-in-tamilnadu/

[7] நக்கீரன், புறம்போக்கு நிலத்தை ஆக்கிரமித்து தேவாலயம்!- அகற்றக் கோரிய வழக்கில் தமிழக அரசு பதிலளிக்க உத்தரவு!, அதிதேஜா, Published on 25/02/2020 (17:26) | Edited on 25/02/2020 (17:36).

https://www.nakkheeran.in/24-by-7-news/thamizhagam/government-land-church-chennai-high-court

[8] தினத்தந்தி, மலைக்குன்றை ஆக்கிரமித்து கட்டப்பட்ட தேவாலயம்அரசு, தொல்லியல் துறை, தேவாலய நிர்வாகம் பதிலளிக்க உத்தரவு, பதிவு : பிப்ரவரி 25, 2020, 06:24 PM.

https://www.thanthitv.com/News/TamilNadu/2020/02/25182449/1119929/Church-built-against-rules.vpf

[9] NEWS18, அரசு நிலத்தை ஆக்கிரமித்து தேவாலயம் கட்டப்பட்டதா? தமிழக அரசு பதிலளிக்க உயர் நீதிமன்றம் உத்தரவு!, LAST UPDATED: FEBRUARY 25, 2020, 3:35 PM IST.

[10] நியூஸ்.ஜே, மலையை ஆக்கிரமித்து தேவாலயம் அமைப்பு : தமிழக அரசு பதில் அளிக்க உயர் நீதிமன்றம் உத்தரவு, Feb 25, 2020 06:18 PM.

https://www.newsj.tv/view/tructure-of-the-church-occupying-the-mountain-:-High-Court-orders-response-of-the-Government-of-Tamil-Nadu-36956

3000 Hindus converting to Islam in Coimbatore: A Communal drama, strategic plan or politicized agenda? [2]  

March 8, 2020

3000 Hindus converting to Islam in Coimbatore: A Communal drama, strategic plan or politicized agenda? [2]

Nagai Tiruvalluvan, Bagavi nexus Dec.2019

He is the Nagai Thiruvalluvan having nexus with Mohammedans and trying to induce SC Hindus to get converted to Islam with agenda.

Ilaveni respecting Palani Baba tomb-1

Worshipping, respecting and garlanding tombs are halal / forbidden in fundamentalist Islam, yet, Thoruvalluvan does and the Mohammedans keep quite!

Whether they converted or not?: Alleging threat by police, a recent convert Raiz, previously Ravichandran, said, “Those who are converting legally are being threatened by the police[1]. As a result, there are people who can’t talk about the conversion openly.” There are some people who shy away from their conversions fearing authorities[2]. But the youth of the area seem to be more vocal and don’t pay heed to still being called by their caste names.” However, this move by the Dalit outfit has angered a section of the villagers. They claim that only a handful of them, belonging to the Dalit outfit, have converted and are spreading rumours that thousands are converting[3]. Eashwaran, a resident of Mettupalayam said, “They have linked the 17 deaths to Islam conversion[4]. They said 3000 will convert. Residents of this particular locality are like one big family. We are not planning to convert to another religion. They (Tamil Puligal Katchi outfit) are spreading wrong news[5]. “We believe in Lord Vishnu. We will never convert to any religion. All people here are like my family. No one here will convert,” added Kannama, another resident. Thus, suddenly, conflicting reports are also coming. So what happened, whether SCs converted or not?

Thiruvalluvan arrested, Muslim speaker
Converted Muslim asked BC (Backward Class) certificate [August 2019]: Pointing out that neither during his conversion to Islam, nor during the publication of his conversion in the Tamil Nadu Government Gazette, he has mentioned anything regarding the sub-sect Labbai, the Madras high court dismissed a petition filed by a person seeking a direction to the Tahsildar, Thirukkazhukundram, Kancheepuram district, to issue Community Certificate to him, his wife and his children as BC (Backward Class) Muslim Labbai[6]. Dismissing the petition filed by Rilvan, a division bench comprising Justices R. Subbiah and C. Saravanan said initially at the time of conversion into Islam, the petitioner did not particularly mention about the sub-sect “Labbai”, which dis-entitles him from claiming the relief of issuance of community certificate to the petitioner and his family, more particularly, in the Jammath, he did not mention his sub-sect while conversion to Islam.

Thiruvalluvan arrested, Muslim speaker alur nawas

Chettiyar marrying SC and converting to Muslim lebbai [August 2019]: According to the petitioner, he is a Hindu by birth and originally belonged to BC 24 Manai Telugu Chettiyar Community. His marriage was solemnised with his wife Ramjiya, whose original name is Ramya, who belongs to Scheduled Caste (SC) Hindu Adi Dravida Community and due to their wedlock, two children were born to them, namely Harshat (previous name Kavin Raji) aged about 13 years and Harshidha, aged about 4 years. On October 15, 2012, out of his own volition, the petitioner got converted to Muslim Labbai religion from the Hindu religion. After conversion, he was blessed with the second child. Subsequently, on March 23, 2016, he had published his religious conversion in the Official Gazette. On March 28, 2018, he applied for issuance of community certificate to the Tahsildar and he sought the Tahsildar to issue BC community certificate as per a G.O dated July 29, 2008. But the authorities denied the same on the ground that they could issue only as converted Muslim. Subsequently, the Revenue Divisional Officer also rejected his representation. Hence, he filed the present petition.

Thiruvalluvan arrested, Muslim speaker jawahirulla
Court cannot order to give any certificate for caste or class: The bench said the petitioner got converted to Muslim religion on October 15, 2012, with sub-sect Labbai. Neither during the conversion to Islam nor during the publication of his conversion in the Tamil Nadu Government Gazette, he has mentioned anything regarding the sub-sect Labbai. Even in the certificate given by Pudupattinam Zamath, there was no mention of the sub-sect Labbai. Hence, the petitioner will not be entitled to Backward Class Community Certificate merely on conversion, the bench added. The bench said only if there was an endorsement by the Jamath indicating the Backward Class as Labbai, the community certificate can be issued by mentioning the said sub-sect. In the absence of such endorsement by the Jamath, the authorities cannot issue community certificate as sought for by the petitioner. Though the petitioner relies on G.O dated July 29, 2008, stating that Hindu BC community can convert to any of the seven sects of Islam as mentioned therein in the list, in which Labbai was one among them, in the absence of specific sub-sect during the conversion to Islam, he has to be treated as Muslim which comes under the Forward community. Even during the enquiry conducted by the Revenue Inspector, Nerumbur on his petition to RDO, the petitioner simply stated that his family embraced Muslim religion and that they changed their names as Muslim names, even though they published their names in the government gazette. “Hence, for the above reasons, now this court cannot give such a direction prayed for by the petitioner,” the bench added.

Thiruvalluvan arrested, DK speaker Covai RK

If SC certificate were cancelled, a Muslim can become BC!: Dr. Raja Mohammed (Reg.No.00102119) belonged to Muslim Labbai included in the list of BC-M on his conversion from Hindu to Muslim. According to clarification received from the Government, in the absence of any orders issued by the Government in respect of converts from Hindu to Islam, they would be considered as “Others”.  He was SC and after conversion, he became lebbai. The Tahsildar issued a conversion certificate and also community certificate, declaring him to be a member of Backward Class. The community certificate, showing his community, as Scheduled Caste, was cancelled. The court decided that he was BC only, as the SC certificate was cancelled[7]. So the SC converted Mohammedan has two options for reservations – as a lebbai, he can get the 3.5% of reservation within reservation policy introduced by Karunanidhi or they can claim BC by cancelling the SC / Lebbai certificate, yet claiming to be a Muslim!

SC threat to convert to Islam, Coimbatoe-praying

This photo published by Deccan Chronicle proves as to how the secular police stand to facilitate the Mohammedans to encroach the public platform and roads!

Jamath issues Lebbai caste or Backward class certificate?: First of the intriguing fact has been how Jamat can issue a certificate for the SC convert Mohammedan and it could be equated with the SC or untouchable. The Mohammedan law does not have such authority and therefore, the TN Muslims stand and issuance of such certificate is unconstitutional. Moreover, the court has rightly noted, “Neither during the conversion to Islam, nor during the publication of his conversion in the Tamil Nadu Government Gazette, he has mentioned anything regarding the sub-sect Labbai. Even in the certificate given by Pudupattinam Zamath, there was no mention of the sub-sect Labbai. Hence, the petitioner will not be entitled to Backward Class Community Certificate merely on conversion.” The churches have been issuing birth, baptism, marriage and death certificates and not caste or class certificates. Had it been there so, for converted SC issue, they would not go to Supreme Court. Of course, though, Muslims used to claim, but, they never pursued legally, as it might go against the fundaments of Islam. Of course, the elite and rich categories never want such reservation, as it would affect their interests.

© Vedaprakash

08-03-2020

Ilaveni respecting Palani Baba tomb-2

Worshipping, respecting and garlanding tombs are halal / forbidden in fundamentalist Islam, yet, Thoruvalluvan does and the Mohammedans keep quite!

[1] News.18, Over 400 Dalits Converted to Islam Since Collapse of ‘Caste Wall’ Claimed 17 Lives, Says Tamil Nadu Outfit, Poornima Murali | CNN-News18Updated: February 14, 2020, 8:02 PM IST.

[2] https://www.news18.com/news/india/over-400-dalits-converted-to-islam-since-caste-wall-claimed-17-lives-says-tamil-nadu-outfit-2501325.html

[3] With inputs from S Annette Beryl Elizabeth. News.18, Over 400 Dalits Converted to Islam Since Collapse of ‘Caste Wall’ Claimed 17 Lives, Says Tamil Nadu Outfit, Poornima Murali | CNN-News18Updated: February 14, 2020, 8:02 PM IST

[4] Times Now,  ‘Discriminated, treated like animals’: Over 400 Dalits convert to Islam in Tamil Nadu; 3000 in queue, India DigitalTimes Now DigitalUpdated Feb 13, 2020 | 11:54 IST.

[5] https://www.timesnownews.com/india/article/discriminated-treated-like-animals-over-400-dalits-convert-to-islam-in-tamil-nadu-3000-in-queue/552920

[6] Deccan Chrocicle, Chennai: No BC certificate for mere conversion, Published Aug 31, 2019, 2:28 am IST; Updated. Aug 31, 2019, 2:28 am IST.

https://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/current-affairs/310819/chennai-no-bc-certificate-for-mere-conversion.html

[7] Madras High Court- M.Raja Mohammed vs Tamil Nadu Public Service … on 20 January, 2011

IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT MADRAS, DATED: 20 .01.2011 – CORAM: THE HONOURABLE MR.JUSTICE VINOD K.SHARMA, W.P. No.21864 of 2010 and M.P.No.1 of 2010

M.Raja Mohammed .. Petitioner. Vs. 1. Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission, Rep. by its Chairman, Chennai-600 006 and 2. Government of Tamil Nadu, Rep. by its Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandary Fort St.George, Chennai 600 009. .. Respondents. https://indiankanoon.org/doc/122359/

3000 Hindus converting to Islam in Coimbatore: A Communal drama, strategic plan or politicized agenda? [1]

March 8, 2020

3000 Hindus converting to Islam in Coimbatore: A Communal drama, strategic plan or politicized agenda? [1]

3000 Hindus convert to Islam, IE

Tamil Puligal Katchi threatening to convert to Islam: Indian Express reported in December 2019 itself, Nadur residents and members of Tamil Puligal Katchi, citing ill-treatment of Dalits in the Hindu religion, had announced that they would be converting to Islam[1]. The decision was made at the outfit’s State-level meeting held at Mettupalayam. In other words, the general public does know this party or the actors involved. Moreover, as it came out explicitly converting to Islam, it is evident that the party members have contacts with the Mohammedans and in spite of Islamic terrorist activities, bombing and other activities taking place in Tamilnadu, particularly in Coimbatore, still, they preferred to do so, there has been nexus in such threatening. Its leader is seen with Mohammedan leaders and particularly respecting the tomb of Palani Baba is intriguing, as even, the Mohammedans do not like such activities (worshipping tombs). Yet, all have been going on. This proves that the nexus has a larger perspective of damaging agenda in the Indian context.

Coimbatore wall collapse, 17 SC killed.JCB

It all started with the collapse of the wall of Sivasubramanian (December 24. 2019): Indian Express continued…..In all, 3,000 individuals would give up their religion and become Muslims, they said[2]. General Secretary of Tamil Puligal Katchi M. Ilavenil presided over the meeting. Citing the wall collapse incident which claimed the lives of 17 people at Nadur, the members of the outfit said that despite there being a provision for taking action under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, the owner the house – Sivasubramanian – was not booked under it. The 80-feet-long granite compound wall of Sivasubramanian’s bungalow collapsed early Monday 02-12-2019 in Nadur Adi Dravidar (Dalit) Colony in Mettupalayam, Coimbatore, that killed 17 people, including 11 women and three children[3]. The Coimbatore district police in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday 03-12-2019 arrested a 60-year-old businessman in connection with the wall collapse[4]. “Sivasubramanian constructed the wall with a discriminatory motive. There were no pillars to support it. He built the wall in order to separate his house from those of the Dalits who lived nearby. Citing the discrimination, we have been demanding officials to alter the case registered on Sivasubramanian and book him under the SC/ST act. But the State government has not altered the case so far,” said Ilavenil.

Coimbatore wall collapse, 17 SC killed

Whether all the involved groups wanted to politicize the wall-collapse?: Speaking about the detention of Nagai Thiruvalluvan, who is the outfit’s president, he said, “The person responsible for the tragedy was released on bail within 20 days of his arrest. But Thiruvalluvan who protested in a democratic way seeking justice has been detained in Coimbatore prison. It exhibits the inequality in the religion,” he said. Claiming that Dalits are being ill-treated in the religion, Ilavenil said that his party members along with the people of Nadur have decided to convert to Islam. “As many as 100 people will convert to Islam on January 5 in Mettupalayam during the first phase,” he said, adding that the process will be taken up step by step in other districts. A rich man buys land and constructs his house adjacent to the houses already there of SCs. Or The SCs houses are coming up next to the house of a rich man and thus, he decides to construct a compound wall. It is very difficult to interpret in the highly politicized and sensitive issues like this. “Because of torrential rainfall, the granite compound wall, which was 23 feet in height, had tumbled on the houses lying below,” said K Rajamani, collector of Coimbatore district. Mettupalayam police booked Sivasubramanian under section 304 (a) of the Indian Penal Code for causing deaths by negligence.

Threat to convert. News 18 picture

Residents had alerted the businessman about cracks that had developed in the wall, but he ignored their requests to strengthen the structure, the police said. “The accused was absconding for a day. However, we managed to arrest him on Tuesday afternoon,” said a police officer inquiring into the incident. TN CM Edappadi K Palaniswami visited the families of the dead, whose relatives staged a protest on Monday evening that was broken up by the police using batons. Opposition DMK president MK Stalin criticised the police action, slamming the local civic body for not removing the hazardous wall. “It seems Nadur Adi Dravidar Colony locals have often asked Sivasubramanian and Mettupalayam municipality officials to remove the compound wall, which posed a grave threat. However, the government had not acted on their complaints,” Stalin said. The TN government announced an ex-gratia payment of Rs 4 lakh each for the families of those who died in the wall collapse.

India Today freport on coimbatore conversion - 1

India Today explained that an affidavit was given for conversion: IN THE AFFIDAVIT SUBMITTED FOR CONVERSION, ALL OF THESE MEN HAVE WRITTEN THESE FIVE POINTS[5]:

  1. I belong to the Hindu religion, Arunthathiyar class by birth.
  2. My family respects and follows all the principles of Hindu religion till this day. I don’t have any hatred towards Hinduism.
  3. For the past three years, I was inspired by the Islam and I decided to follow the religion because of it’s religious laws and doctrines. This decision wasn’t taken with any guidance.

I wholeheartedly adopt Islam and I would follow it truly.

I believe that God is one and Mohammed Nabi is the last messenger of God. I accept Islam completely and convert to be a Muslim[6].

Thus, it is very clear that the involved groups have started their experiment to get converted with stakes from the Mohammedan groups and as well as the government In other words, they want cake free and also want to eat comfortably with such floated lobby and clout.. It could turn out another “Meenakshipuram” type conversion involving power, finance and other complicated factors. As days have changed, their methodology has also been changing.

India Today freport on coimbatore conversion - 2

The arrest of Nagai Thiruvalluvan and coming together of anti-Hindu, anti-national forces: According to M. Ilavenil, general secretary of the outfit, 420 residents, many of them members of Tamil Puligal, from Thondamuthur, Annur, Periyanaickenpalayam, Karumathampatti and Mettupalayam embraced Islam at mosques near their homes[7]. He claimed that the religious conversions were the fallout of the wall collapse in Nadur, Mettupalayam in early December 2019, in which 17 persons belonging to the Scheduled Caste died[8]. None of the converts were from Nadur “because Hindu organisations and police are camping thereafter our announcement [about conversion] on January 24,” he further claimed[9]. The outfit’s chief Nagai Thiruvalluvan, arrested on charges of inciting violence in Mettupalayam, said his cadres had planned for the conversion when he was imprisoned. The primary reason was what he described as “discrimination against Dalits”, particularly by the officials[10].  The way the arrest of Thiruvalluvan was condemned by the Dravidian, Islamic, Communist and other anti-national, anti-Hindu groups has been intriguing ad noted carefully. Because their meetings and speeches have more political bias than the issue of dealing with SC or conversion[11]. Of course, the Mohammedan media has been so happy to carry out such news in their own way[12].

Tiruvalluvan with Jawahirulla

SC leaders accuse Hindu organizations: M. Ilavenil, general secretary of the outfit continued, “The State government’s failure to see the Nadur tragedy through the caste discrimination prism, recognise that casteism was at the core of the tragedy and displaying anti-Dalit bias were the reasons for the conversion,” he charged. “Why did the police show hesitation in registering a case against the owner of the property whose compound fell on three houses killing the 17 Dalits; why did the police, right from the beginning, attempt to conceal the discrimination angle; why did the government not take any action against officials who had failed to act on Nadur residents’ petition regarding the compound wall and why did the police fail to act in a fair manner,” he asked. “These questions have been weighing on the minds of his outfit’s members, Dalit activists and concerned Dalits. This has been a simmering anger that led to the decision to convert to Islam, where they are guaranteed of equality,” he added. This, however, did not include people from the affected area, Nadur, he said. “Consequent upon our announcement, members of Hindu outfits have camped in the area convincing the residents to not convert. They are supporting the building of a temple. And, the police too are in good numbers. Even I’ve not been able to go there.” Terming the Dalits of Nadur gullible, Thiruvalluvan said they were under the Hindu organisation’s influence.

© Vedaprakash

08-03-2020

SC threat to convert to Islam, India Today

[1] Indian Express, 3,000 Dalits to convert to Islam in Coimbatore over government inaction on Nadur wall collapse, Published: 25th December 2019 05:24 AM | Last Updated: 25th December 2019 08:17 AM.

[2] https://www.newindianexpress.com/states/tamil-nadu/2019/dec/25/3000-dalits-to-convert-to-islam-in-coimbatore-over-government-inaction-on-nadur-wall-collapse-2080588.html

[3] Hindustan Times, Police arrest Tamil Nadu businessmen whose compound wall collapse killed 17, by M Manikandan, Updated: Dec 03, 2019 16:21 IST

[4] https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/police-arrest-tamil-nadu-businessmen-whose-compound-wall-collapse-killed-17/story-vcXYxgwDF0JpjjYBfucf3N.html

[5] India Today, Over 430 Dalits convert to Islam in Coimbatore citing injustice, more conversions underway, Akshaya Nath , Chennai, February 12, 2020; UPDATED: February 12, 2020 00:15 IST

[6] https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/dalits-convert-islam-coimbatore-hindu-discrimination-injustice-1645564-2020-02-12

[7] The Hindu, Over 400 Dalits in Coimbatore converted to Islam, claims outfit, COIMBATORE , FEBRUARY 13, 2020 15:08 IST; UPDATED: FEBRUARY 13, 2020 15:45 IST.

[8] https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/over-400-dalits-in-coimbatore-converted-to-islam-claims-outfit/article30808864.ece

[9] News.18, Over 400 Dalits Converted to Islam Since Collapse of ‘Caste Wall’ Claimed 17 Lives, Says Tamil Nadu Outfit, Poornima Murali | CNN-News18Updated:February 14, 2020, 8:02 PM IST

[10] https://www.timesnownews.com/india/article/discriminated-treated-like-animals-over-400-dalits-convert-to-islam-in-tamil-nadu-3000-in-queue/552920

[11] The Siasat Daily, Over 430 Dalits convert to Islam in Coimbatore, POSTED BY SAFOORA, UPDATED: FEBRUARY 13, 2020, 3:51 PM IST

[12] https://www.siasat.com/over-430-dalits-convert-islam-coimbatore-1824227/

ECI Church at Tiruneermalai demolished as per the Court order, as it was built on encroached land illegally!  

March 7, 2020

ECI Church at Tiruneermalai demolished as per the Court order, as it was built on encroached land illegally!

ECIchurch demolished, 06-03-2020

Ezra’s method of encroaching land and appropriate it with political clout: The ECI has been in the habit of encroaching “Porumboke[1]” government lands and building Church. Ezra Sargunam in his book, he has openly urged his followers to do so violating acts and rules and they have been behaving in this way for the last 50 years.  Earlier in his book, he has openly recorded that there is nothing wrong in land grabbing[2]. That is whatever is done in the name of Jesus, it is allowed. Again, there have been court cases, involving him with land grabbing. As he has been close to Karunanidhi, he has been manipulating and getting along. However, in between, there have been court cases, where, he was pulled up and exposed. In Gujarat case also, it was exposed and Karunanidhi nexus revealed openly[3]. He was about to be arrested for trespassing lad, but, Karunanidhi ordered him to return[4].

ECIchurch ordered to be demolished, 06-03-2020

Church planting in India by any means: The UK website, typically, describes his activities, “Bishop Sargunam is well known for his work in India and has a very clear vision. His Great Commission is to plant 100,000 churches, disciple 10 million people and to train and equip 30,000 frontline Church planters by their centenary year in 2054[5]. This may sound impossible to many but he said their trust is in the Holy Spirit which they are constantly experiencing. He also went on to say ” We expect great things from God and attempt great things from God” just like Williams Carey, the father of the Modern Missionary Movement. Bishop Sargunam said they have a clear track record of achieving their goals as they started with the aim of planting 100 churches in the 70’s, then moved on to 1,000 churches in the 90’s when ‘God’s promise to us was, “a little one shall become a thousand”, which we achieved, and so we went on to dream big and open 2,000 churches by the year 2000’ which, by God’s grace, they achieved[6].

ECIchurch demolished, christians ruckus 06-03-2020

Ezra Sargunam explains how to encroach poramboke land and construct a church: As pointed out in his book, he has explained how a poramboke land can be encroached, occupied and owned in a step by step strategy[7].

  1. Just assemble at a place under the guise of conducting prayer [after identifying it as poramboke land].
  2. Conduct regularly and put up a thatched shed [to claim some sort of ownership on it].
  3. Convert into pacca gudisai – thatched-roofed house [implying permanent structure put up and awaiting electrical connection and all].
  4. Then convert it into a big thatched hall with the help of local police [electrical connection given, Patta given].
  5. Then build the structure with bricks and roof with ACC [illegal construction completed].

Ezra Sargunam claims that the DMK would help[8] and thus none could question his activities. It has to be noted that American evangelists appreciated his illegal activities[9] without going into the details of such illegal activities. Now the demolition of illegal church news has come in the media. Would they realize, repent and correct themselves? No, they twist it into a manner in a rabble-rousing manner, “Christians persecuted in India, churches demolished,” and so on, suppressing all illegal activities, violation of Acts and Rules etc.

HC ordered to demolish Tiruneermalai ECI church in Jan 2020 DTNext

ECI encroached Citlapakkan lake and constructed church – 2017: In the latter half of November 2017, as bulldozers razed some unauthorised religious structures that stood tall on Chitlapakkam Lake for years, hordes of curious onlookers gathered on the streets, pausing their daily chores. Led by senior IAS officer P Amudha, the Public Works Department demolished a few temples, a mosque and a church that residents have been emotionally and spiritually connected to, for decades. On the banks of a water body in Anakaputhur, an ECI church has found space since many years[10]. A large portion of the lake was encroached upon by the Anakaputhur Municipality itself when it constructed overhead water tanks, parks and public toilets. Explaining the pattern of encroachment, David Manohar of NGO Arappor Iyakkam says[11], “An entire residential locality emerged on the water body, after which a church was constructed. No objections were raised against the religious structures as they are partners in crime. Religious emotion plays a role too.

Ezra Sargunam with....ECI foreign funds received
ECI Tiruneermalai Church –January 2020, HC ordered to demolish: The Madras High Court has directed the Pallavaram Tahsildar to remove an encroachment put up by the Evangelical Church of India (ECI) on government hill poramboke in Tiruneermalai within eight weeks[12]. A division bench comprising Justice M Sathyanarayanan and Justice R Hemalatha gave the direction on a contempt petition moved by one V Balachandran, alleging wilful disobedience and non-compliance by the Land Administration Secretary of the order dated June 19, 2019, which had directed the Revisional Authority to dispose of the revision filed by ECI challenging the demolition order. After ECI encroached the land and constructed a church, a representation was submitted in 2002 to the Kancheepuram Collector, who in turn directed the Tambaram Tahsildar to evict and report within 48 hours. In the legal battle that followed, the court had held in 2010 and 2012 that the church has to be removed. Despite that, and even after the latest order in 2019, the encroachment was not removed, said the petition. After perusing the proceedings by the Collector, Land Administration Commissioner and the order of the Revisional Authority dated January 8, the bench led by Justice Sathyanarayanan said: “The ECI, with absolute impunity, had encroached upon the land belonging to the government and not stopping with that, has also put up a wholly unauthorised structure in the form of a religious structure.” Directing its demolition, the bench asked the police to provide protection for removing it. The bench also directed the Pallavaram Tahsildar to verify religious and other structures on government land, and file a status report on the removal of encroachments and demolish unauthorised structures. The plea was posted to March 6, 2020, for reporting compliance[13].

Ezra illegal activities appreciated by US evangelists 1990

March 2020, as per the court order, it is demolished: As the case was coming up on March 6, 2020, the authorities got alerted and tried to do something. Thus, they had gone there with police support and started demolishing as per the court directions. The revenue department officials had gone there under the Tashildhar Rajendra, with JCB crane and all. Police Assistant Commissioners Asokan, Sahadevan also preset with 100 policemen. As usual, the Christians tried to create a scene, but, they were evicted, arrested and sent in a van. Of course, evening, they were released. However, Ezra Sargunam was not seen in the context and his response not heard. No media goes to him and asks his reaction, about the court action. None asked him as to how he could grab land and the court’s order is also not respected by him and his followers.

© Vedaprakash

06-03-2020

Ezra Sargunam with....Sonia

[1] the word…“poramboke lands” means the lands which is not assessed to revenue records and it is outside the revenue accounts.

[2] M. Ezra Sargunam, Multiplying Churches in India: An Experiment in Madras, Federation of Evangelical Churches of India, 1974, Madras, pp141-142.

[3] Veaprakash, Ezra Sargunam, Church planting, land grabbing, politics and communalization under the guise of secularization!, November 14, 2017.

[4] https://indiainteracts.wordpress.com/2017/11/14/ezra-sargunam-church-planting-land-grabbing-politics-and-communalization-under-the-guise-of-secularization/

[5] St.David Diocese, Pioneer Church Planter in India, St Davids Diocesan Board of Finance is a company registered in England and Wales.

[6] https://stdavids.churchinwales.org.uk/pioneer-church-planter-in-india/

[7]  M. Ezra Sargunam, Multiplying Churches in India: An Experiment in Madras, Federation of Evangelical Churches of India, 1974, Madras, p.97.

[8] Ezra Sargunam, Multiplying Churches in India: An Experiment in Madras, Federation of Evangelical Churches of India, 1974, Madras, pp141-142.

[9] Donald A. McGavran, Understanding Church Growth, Eerdmans Pubishing Comany, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, 1990, p.305

[10] Chenni.citizen.matters, Demolition of religious structures in Chitlapakkam raises hope for Chennai lakes, January 2, 2018 Laasya Shekhar

[11] http://chennai.citizenmatters.in/demolition-temple-church-mosque-encroachment-in-chitlapakkam-chennai-lake-3276

[12] DTnext, Raze ECI church on govt land: HC, Published: Jan 15,202002:58 AM

[13] https://www.dtnext.in/News/City/2020/01/15025833/1209568/Raze-ECI-church-on-govt-land-HC.vpf

ICHR – the politicization started with the Congress, Communists and Mohammedans and continues!

December 26, 2019

ICHR – the politicization started with the Congress, Communists and Mohammedans and continues!

ICH politics 2019

The Politicization of ICHR and Savarkar: The politicization of ICHR has been started by historians themselves since early 1960s with the connivance of the Marxists and Mohammedans. This has been blatantly revealed through their manipulation of the proceedings of the ICHR itself. The proceedings of the IHC, particularly, the business session exposed many times, how the so-called great historians have been more unruly than the politicians in shouting and even ready to fight. Even in the recent Savarkar issue, they get exposed. Days after the Rajasthan Congress government removed “veer” from references to VD Savarkar from its textbooks, Rajasthan University has now declined a request from the Indian Council for Historical Research, an autonomous academic body funded by the Government of India, to have a seminar on the Hindutva figurehead[1]. The event, part of a multi-city talk series planned by the ICHR, backed by the history-rewriting wing of the RSS affiliate, Akhil Bharatiya Itihas Sankalan Yojana, “The truth about Savarkar” was launched, on the occasion of National Education Day, commemorated every year on India’s first education minister Maulana Abul Kalam Azad’s birthday[2]. The talk series will mainly focus on “confronting lies about Savarkar and his writings on the 1857 war of independence”, ICHR officials said.

Indira Gandhi fecognized Savarkar

Rajasthan University versus ICHR for conducting a seminar on Savarkar [November 2019]: Rajasthan university officials confirmed to ET that they had “declined” the request for space for the seminar as “certain aspects of Savarkar were deeply controversial”. The other seminars of ICHR on Savarkar were to be held in Jaipur, Guwahati, Port Blair, Pune and some other cities. “We had sought space and permission from the Rajasthan University to hold a talk series on Savarkar in their campus but they got back saying we could choose any other topic,” an ICHR functionary told ET. Pramila Poonia, head of the department of history and culture, Rajasthan University, told ET that they had not agreed when ICHR had presented them the proposal on hosting a seminar on Savarkar. “We didn’t refuse entirely but we asked them for time for a month, and more details because we need to consult others on this. There are aspects of Savarkar that are controversial and we did not want any problem.”

Mahathma Gandhi fecognized Savarkar
Historians biased on Savarkar: Recently, during the Maharashtra campaign, BJP had promised a Bharat Ratna for Savarkar that had led to a lot of debate. Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot had specifically criticised this, and had called the BJP “a party with a fascist ideology” with no regard for anyone’s sentiment. Balmukund Pandey of the ABISY, who looks after the Sangh Parivar’s “rewriting history from the Indian perspective”, project told ET that it is high time “the country got to know about the sacrifices made by Savarkar and his brothers”. “His ideas are important for the country to be on the right track.” At the ICHR, four research professors talked about ways to “confront the character assassination” of Savarkar, particularly about his mercy petitions to the British, which they said, “was typical of the language used by many leaders then”. “He was a trained legal mind who was aware of his rights, and he ended it every time saying if not him, at least his companions should be released”, Raghuvendra Tanwar, professor, Kurukshetra University, told the audience, adding the conspiracy to keep Savarkar out of mainstream politics was designed by the British because, he, unlike Swami Vivekananda or Lok Manya Tilak looked at the political revival of Hindutva. “He was the first leader who brought out the truth about the independence struggle of 1857 on a global platform with his book in 1909. For him, the essentials of Hindutva were the essentials of nationalism. We must never forget that Bhagat Singh had a lot of respect for him and was instrumental in getting his book published in Lahore.”

How leadrers perceive recognize Savarkar
The left and Savarkar: Another speaker Himanshu Rai, who is a researcher at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, took on the writings of authors Tanika Sarkar, Shamshul Islam and AG Noorani, on Savarkar calling them “divisive”. “The left always had a problem with him, because even in jail he started the process of Shuddhi, of encouraging prisoners not to convert…” Rizwan Qaiser, professor, department of history, Jamia Millia Islamia, said it was inappropriate of the ICHR to honour Savarkar on Maulana Abul Kalam Azad’s birthday. “Azad was always very critical of the Sangh Parivar’s divisive politics and in 1952, in Rampur, he openly blamed them for driving the Muslims to the corner which led to the partition. Savarkar’s writings have always been exclusionary of the Muslims. Even his book on 1857 represents the struggle as a pan-India uprising which it was not. Some facts cannot be changed.”

Veer Savarkar and Hindutwa

Modi and Shah filling ICHR “historian with little or no professional standing” [December 2019]: Most importantly, they [Modi and Shah] have deployed their newfound and growing power with an alarming clarity of vision. To that end, they have appointed individuals with dubious intellectual qualifications to key governmental institutions with the explicit goal of promoting and disseminating a radical Hindu ideology[3]. For example, the government, even during its first term, chose a historian with little or no professional standing, to head the apex Indian Council of Historical Research. Since the council is responsible for directing the content of history textbooks, this appointment was fraught with significance[4]. Can columnist write in this way, as if she knows everything about ICHR and what has been going on since 1960s?

ICHR dissolved committee

When government changes, all the departments and institutions, rearranged: As the political parties have been ruling, it is quite natural that their appointees occupy positions in every department, institution, courts and other places. ICHR has been thus dominated by the Communists and Mohammedans of all sorts, whereas, the paper says, that “the Indian Council for Historical Research (ICHR) has disbanded the advisory committee of its journal comprising 21 eminent historians from around the world”, including Romila Thapar and Irfan Habib[5]. The council’s member-secretary Gopinath Ravindran opposed the decision taken during a meeting of the journal’s editorial board held this week, people familiar with the matter told ET[6]. That means it is only between him and the paper. The decision to “disband the committee” is among the first taken by the country’s top historical research body after it was reconstituted by the NDA government in January, 2015. Yes, as UPA did and earlier Congress did. The Indian Historical Review is the refereed journal of the ICHR that has been publishing research work in history since 1974. It is one of the few Indian journals found on the prestigious Thomson Reuters list. The panel was disbanded in a meeting of the journal’s editorial board, headed by ICHR Chairman Y Sudershan Rao, on Tuesday, May 15, 2015.

Romila thapar versus YS Rao
Advisory Committee and all are just ornamental and they do not do any work – a known fact [2015]: The membership of the new advisory committee is now limited to the 18 historians on ICHR’s governing body. The advisory committee included Satish Chandra, Muzaffar Alam from the University of Chicago, Richard M Eaton of the University of Arizona, BR Tomlinson from London’s School of Oriental and African Studies and JS Grewal, former vice-chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University in Amritsar. Although the advisory members are not actively involved in producing the biannual journal, they help in reviewing articles that appear in it. “A panel of eminent historians lends lustre to the journal. It adds to its credibility,” said Professor BP Sahu of Delhi University, a former ICHR member. Ravindran, who also serves as the managing editor of IHR, opposed the decision on the grounds that it wasn’t backed by any “academic logic”, one of the persons cited earlier said. Ravindran, a professor of history at Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi, who was appointed as ICHR’s member secretary under the previous UPA II government, declined to comment on the matter. Rao, however, defended the decision saying the appointment of the advisory panel for IHR is purely the prerogative of the journal’s editorial board. “There is nothing unusual or wrong about this,” he said.

ICHR the leftist monopoly
Professor Dilip Chakrabarti of Cambridge University is the new chief editor of the journal: Thapar told ET that Romila Thapar had received no official communication about her removal from IHR’s advisory panel. Asked if she was surprised by the news of her removal, she said, “Not really. One can see from the membership of the new council which direction they are heading into.” Reacting to the decision to limit the panel’s membership to just ICHR members, she said, “The whole point of the advisory board is that you can search far and wide for people who have expertise in various subjects. If you limit the membership of the advisory board to just members of the ICHR, you are, in a sense, annulling the purpose of the advisory board, which is to get as wide an opinion as possible on what to put into the journal.” This development comes close on the heels of historian Sabyasachi Bhattacharya’s resignation from the post of chief editor of the journal last month. Although Bhattacharya gave no official reason for quitting, media reports suggested he was unhappy with the “direction” the ICHR is taking. Professor Dilip Chakrabarti of Cambridge University is the new chief editor of the journal. What is the problem for Romila Thapar or Irfan Habib? Do they expect that they should e there forever!

ICHR the leftist monopoly-dominance

Left versus Right: If the left now feels that they are getting less postings, it is natural because, they have been enjoying government postings, grants and all other facilities since 1960s. As they have monopolized ICHR, ICCSR, UGC etc., now they feel so. It is also corruption and sickness of their highly intellectual minds to insist and persist that they should continue. There is no meaning in accusing BJP or RSS, as they have been working with their outfits that have been dominating since 1960s. The regulars of IHC and ICCSR conferences and seminars have noted the fact. How the grants for publication and foreign travel were distributed among themselves also consciously noted. Now perhaps, their share would get reduced and that is why they start crying and shouting. Had they been real historians, they would be contended and quite without raising noise and crating controversies getting exposed in this way. When all are retiring, these people should also retire, as they have become senile.

© Vedaprakash

25-12-2019

ICHR the leftist monopoly-dominance versus right

[1] Economic Times, No space for Savarkar: Rajasthan University tells ICHR, By  Vasudha Venugopal, ET Bureau, Nov 12, 2019, 09.14 AM IST.

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Whether the complaint made against Lazarus, FIR filed etc., have been stage-managed or really meant for persecuting the rabble riser evangelist who abused and even blasphemed!

November 23, 2019

Whether the complaint made against Lazarus, FIR filed etc., have been stage-managed or really meant for persecuting the rabble riser evangelist who abused and even blasphemed!

Lazarus calling temple as a place of satan The Hindu

Complaint registered based on video circulated in the Social media: Mohan C. Lazarus has been notorious for making anti-Hindu comments during his evangelization discourses. Though, he reportedly makes such tirade in his church, the videos have been in circulation. Evidently, he has contacts with the politicians, as he used to claim and declare that so and so has been Christian, or become Christians, soon he would declare so in the public. About Vaiko, he made such comments. In the same tone and tenor, he was seen declaring that the Hindu gods are satan and so on. Thus, the Hindus, after watching the videos started registering their protest and urging to take legal action against such rabble-rouser. According, the Hindu organizations have lodged complaints with police stations. The case was registered after a video of Mohan preaching went viral on social media[1]. In the video, Mohan, while referring to temples in South India, says[2], “Tamil Nadu has the most number of temples in India. These temples are in the grasp of Satan. The temples in Kumbakonam district are the habitat of devils.”

Lazarus petion filed dismissed- Indian Express

High Court ordered for providing details about the speech made, the place, date etc: The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Tuesday 10-10-2018, directed the Nagercoil police not to file a charge sheet against evangelist Mohan C. Lazarus until further orders after it was established that the FIR registered against him for his remarks against Hindu gods carried no particulars of place, time or date of the alleged occurrence[3]. Justice N. Anand Venkatesh, hearing the plea of Mohan Lazarus, who sought to quash the complaint filed against him, questioned if a case could be booked under Section 295A of the Indian Penal Code (deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings) after it was alleged that the speech was made in a closed event[4]. The court sought an explanation to ascertain the facts of the event. Immediately, the police and the applicants should have submitted the details to the court, but, obviously, they did not do that. So actually, one cannot divine who helped him or gave room for such lacuna, so that the petitions could be quashed easily.

G K Ilanthiraiyan dismissed the petition against Mohan Lazarus

The media played hype role, instead of pointing out the lacuna: However, the media had been gleefully carried on the news that more complaints were made against the evangelist and so on. The action was taken against him based on three separate complaints lodged against him with three different police stations[5]. In the first instance, BJP functionary R Jaihind Murugesan, 43, of Uthupalayam near Arasur, lodged a complaint against the preacher with the Sulur police[6]. Based on the complaint, Sulur police inspector Thangaraj registered a first information report (FIR) against Mohan C Lazarus under Sections 153 (A) (1) (a) (b) and 295 (A) of the Indian Penal Code[7]. Likewise, the Karumathampatti police registered a case against the Christian preacher under Sections 153 (A) and 295 (A) of the Indian Penal Code based on a complaint lodged by another BJP functionary, whose identity couldn’t be ascertained[8]. In another instance, VHP district deputy secretary R Manoshankar, 35, of Pollachi, lodged a complaint against Mohan Lazarus with the Pollachi west police, who registered a case[9]. Further investigation is on[10].

Lazarus - Judge Anand Venkatesh

How the court gave hint that the speech made in public should be taken cognizance and so on: Justice N Anand Venkatesh[11], while hearing the petition filed by Lazarus seeking to quash the FIR registered based on a complaint by Hindu Munnani functionary Namburajan, observed that, “Any complaint must have certain preliminary requirements to make out an offence. However, the complaint, in this case, does not satisfy the requirements to attract section 295 (A) of IPC (deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious beliefs).” He stated that in order to make out a cognizable offence under the above IPC section, the statement should have been made in a public meeting[12]. If the said statement had been uttered in a closed gathering in the nature of a private meeting, it cannot be cited as a cognizable offence under the above section, as the same would imply that no two persons can freely express their ideas or sentiments to each other in fear that they may be punished if it gets published in social media, the judge added. Criticising the Kottar police for filing FIR on a complaint that lacks the most important details as to where, when and on what occasion the alleged statement had been made, the judge directed the police to explain on what basis the FIR was registered by them.

Difference among the IPC sections

Details of IPC Sections 153A, 295 & 295A SECTION 153 A: The purpose of the Section 153 A is to punish persons who indulge in wanton vilification or attacks upon the religion, race, place of birth, residence, language etc of any particular group or class or upon the founders and prophets of a religion. The jurisdiction of this Section is widened so as to make promotion of disharmony, enmity or feelings of hatred or ill-will between different religious, racial, language or regional groups or castes or communities punishable. Offence on moral turpitude is also covered in this section. The offence is a cognizable offence and the punishment for the same may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both. However, the punishment of the offence committed in a place of worship is enhanced up to five years and fine.

Ingredients of Section 153A:

  • The act of promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, caste, community or any other group.
  • Acts prejudicial to the maintenance of harmony between different groups or castes or communities, if the acts disturb public tranquillity.
  • Acts causing fear or alarm or a feeling of insecurity among members of any religious, racial, language or regional group or caste or community by use of criminal force or violence against them.

IPC and cyberlaw, Defamation law, effects

SECTION 295: Section 295 of the I.P.C makes destruction, damage, or defilement of a place of worship or an object held sacred, with intent to insult the religion of a class of persons, punishable with imprisonment which may extend to two years, or with fine , or with both. This section has been enacted to compel people to respect the religious susceptibilities of persons of different religious persuasion or creeds.

Ingredients of Section 295:

  • The accused must do such an act with the intention of insulting the religion of any person, or with the knowledge that any class of person is likely to consider such destruction, damage or defilement as an insult to their religion.
  • The accused must destroy, damage or defile any place of worship or any object which is held as sacred by any class of persons.

 SECTION 295-A: The object of Section 295-A is to punish deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage the religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or the religious beliefs. This section only punishes an aggravated form of insult to religion when it is perpetrated with deliberate and malicious intention of outraging the religious feelings of a class.

Ingredients of Section 295-A:

  • The accused must insult or attempt to insult the religion or religious beliefs of any class of citizens of India.
  • The said insult must be with a deliberate and malicious intention of outraging the religious feelings of the said class of citizens.
  • The said insult must be by words, either spoken or written, by signs or by visible representation or otherwise.
  • The offence under Section 295-A is cognizable and a non-bailable and non-compoundable offence.
  • The police have a power under to arrest a person charged under Section 295-A without a warrant.

However, the police did not arrest him.

IPC and cyberlaw

Lazarus gave a clarification that he made such speech in a pastors conference in 2014: Lazarus, in his petition, said the case of the prosecution was that he had spoken against Hindu gods and referred to them as Satan. He claimed that he did not intend to hurt anyone and the complaint was based on a speech delivered in 2014 at a pastors’ meet in Chennai, which was a closed event. Therefore, how and why the rel hate-speech made in 2014 in Chennai was not noticed and suddenly, it was circulated in 2019 is not known. As it was a private and closed event, as claimed and submitted before the court, how the video suddenly came out in 2014. The source could have been known to him or the persons involved in taking video or the church. As without which, it could not have been made available in Cyberspace. So if at all, anybody wanted to create trouble between two communities, it was the person who uploaded the video first in the internet. Even if it was done for publicity, then, Lazarus is responsible. Thus, instead of investigating in that way, the complaint made, FIR registered etc., were done mechanically, without application of mind or understand the legal provisions.

Mohan Lazarus clarification-1

Mohan Lazarus tactfully clarified that he was talking in a pastors meeting, according to his belief in a closed hall

Mohan Lazarus clarification-2

Mohan Lazarus tactfully clarified that he was talking in a pastors meeting, according to his belief in a closed hall

Lazarus petion filed dismissed- The Hindu

The petition has been dismissed with the provision of appeal: The Nagercoil police had booked him based on a complaint filed by Nambirajan of the Hindu Munnani under Section 153A (promoting enmity between different groups) and Section 295A of the IPC. Hearing in the case has been adjourned to October 24, 2018. Lazarus filed a petition explaining his stand and requesting to quash the FIR and further proceedings[13]. Accordingly, Judge G. K. Ilanthiraiyan allowed the petition filed by him and quashed the FIR filed by the Nagerkoil police[14]. The police has to file the closure of complaint to the applicant and the applicant, if has any grievance, he could approach appropriate court for getting redressal. Earlier, Lazarus also explained his position through a video uploaded as a clarification against the accusations made against him[15]. The whole affair exposed as to how the Hindutw forces have badly handled the case and cut a sorrow figure before the public, in spite of having contingent of lawyers and advocates.

© Vedaprakash

23-11-2019.

Lazarus petion filed dismissed- The Dinamalar

[1] India Today, Christian preacher booked for promoting enmity after video goes viral on social media, Lokpria Vasudevan , Chennai, October 3, 2018; UPDATED: October 3, 2018 18:02 IST

[2] https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/christian-preacher-booked-for-promoting-enmity-after-video-goes-viral-on-social-media-1354822-2018-10-03

[3] The Hindu, Explain basis for registering case against evangelist: HC Says FIR against Lazarus lacks details, STAFF REPORTER, MADURAI, OCTOBER 10, 2018 01:03 IST, UPDATED: OCTOBER 10, 2018 01:03 IST

[4] https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/explain-basis-for-registering-case-against-evangelist-hc/article25173085.ece

[5] Times of India, Hate speech: Christian preacher booked in Coimbatore, TNN | Updated: Oct 3, 2018, 10:59 IST

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[7] TheNewsMinute, 3 cases against evangelist Mohan C Lazarus for ‘promoting enmity between religions’, Priyanka Thirumurthy, Wednesday, October 03, 2018 – 16:18.

[8] https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/3-cases-against-evangelist-mohan-c-lazarus-promoting-enmity-between-religions-89391

[9] The Hindu, More cases filed against evangelist Mohan Lazarus for his remarks against Hindu deities, Madurai bureau, IRUNELVELI, OCTOBER 03, 2018 19:28 IST; UPDATED: OCTOBER 04, 2018 01:36 IST.

[10] https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Madurai/case-filed-against-evangelist/article25114037.ece

[11] Indian Express, Madurai Bench slams Nagercoil police for registering FIR with

insufficient details, Published: 10th October 2018 09:30 AM | Last Updated: 10th October 2018 09:30 AM.

[12] https://www.newindianexpress.com/states/tamil-nadu/2018/oct/10/madurai-bench-slams-nagercoil-police-for-registering-fir-with-insufficient-details-1883461.html

[13] The Hindu, HC quashes FIR against Mohan Lazarus, STAFF REPORTERNOVEMBER 22, 2019 21:32 IST, UPDATED: NOVEMBER 22, 2019 21:32 IST.

[14] https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Madurai/hc-quashes-fir-against-mohan-lazarus-madurai-nagercoil/article30053507.ece

[15] https://persecutionrelief.org/pr-mohan-c-lazarus-clarifies-about-the-allegation-made-against-him-by-religious-fanatics/