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Vairamuthu – the Greatest and highly influential Poet has been caught into sexual harassment, exploitation and sexploitation!

October 10, 2018

Vairamuthu – the Greatest and highly influential Poet has been caught into sexual harassment, exploitation and sexploitation!

Vairamuthu - Chinmayi tweets

In high-tech industries how sexploitation breeds: Indian, for that matter, any film industry has been a place of exploitation and sexploitation place only. In earlier times, the actresses and other women associated with films might not have expressed their sufferings openly. Or such sexual harassment narratives might have been confined to the film field and gossiping. With the rise of media and social media etc., people get awareness and stated expressing their views opinion and perspective anonymously or openly using social media. Government of India has passed strict legislation to prosecute the sexploiters at working places. In government offices, definitely, women have started coming out, as full support is extended to them. However, in sophisticated industries, including IT sector, most of the sexploitations, harassments and even crimes are suppressed, oppressed and buried with high-tech compromises. Of course, cine-field has been more sophisticated by other means, yet, some of them have come out to pinpoint the sexual animals hiding behind virtuous masks.

Vairamuthu - Samantha Chinmayi and another

“Me Too” exposing sexual animals prowling in cinema industry: While the MeToo movement goes on in India, three anonymous women have accused Vairamuthu, a popular lyricist in Tamil Cinema, of sexual harassment, while another woman accused veteran actor Radha Ravi[1]. Vairamuthu, with political clout reigns supreme and controls all his critics. Though, recently, caught in “Andal controversy” he could manipulate and escape from legal action initiated. Now, started accusations against him by cine-field women. Two female singers spoke of their instances where they were invited to Vairamuthu’s house-cum-office. Both were 18 years old when they were harassed by him[2]. While one of the women said that he hugged and kissed her, the other shared that he closed the room and touched her[3]. Journalist Sandhya Menon tweeted the victims accounts on their behalf[4].

Vairamuthu - Chinmayi tweets.2

After NanaPatekar and all, now Vairamuthu: After allegations of sexual harassment by Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta on Nana Patekar kicked off the #MeToo movement in India, the campaign has hit Tamil cinema, too, with lyricist Vairamuthu being accused of alleged sexual abuse by a woman, who requested anonymity[5]. This has prompted several others to come forward with their stories on the award-winning lyricist. Singer Chinmayi Sripada, who has been sharing various other #MeToo stories on her social networking page, has reacted and shared the stories on Vairamuthu, too[6]. An anonymous woman has accused the lyricist of sexual harassment at workplace when she was just 18 years of age. Chinmayi shared the story on social media and added, “The industry knows; the men know. #TimesUp The time is bloody up.” The industry knows; the men know. #TimesUp The time is bloody up. https://t.co/UuZpaNQBhm

— Chinmayi Sripaada (@Chinmayi) 1538995949000

Vairamuthu - Sandhya Menon tweets

Chinmayi’s Sripada’s open tweets pointing Vairamuthu: After the first allegation surfaced against Vairamuthu, many others started sharing their story as well. A female singer has alleged that she was asked to join Vairamuthu and a producer at a hotel to spend the night with them, in turn, promising her an opportunity to sing in the producer’s movie.  She accused Tamil poet lyricist Vairamuthu of harassing her when they were both in Switzerland for an album launch or a book launch (she’s not sure) in 2005 or 2006. What she recorded, “Sharing her story on social media, the National Award-winning singer said[7]: “Year 2005/2006 maybe… Veezhamattom, an album for Sri Lankan Tamizhs that I had sung in, as had Manikka Vinayagam sir… We went to Switzerland… We sang… We performed… Everyone left. Only my mother and I were asked to stay back. The organizer (I don’t remember his name) asked me to visit Vairamuthu sir in a hotel in Lucerne. I asked why. He told me to cooperate. I refused. We demanded to be sent back to India. He said ‘You won’t have a career!’ My mother and I both put our foot down… demanded an earlier flight to India and came back.”

Adding another victim’s story. https://t.co/ZrId3wPfrO

— Chinmayi Sripaada (@Chinmayi) 1539056335000

18-years girl harassed by Vairamuthu: Another girl has shared her story, too, and according to her, Vairamuthu called her to his office to appreciate her work and tried to touch her inappropriately.

ONE MORE Allegation against @vairamuthu https://t.co/Pj13sHQ0Lb

— Chinmayi Sripaada (@Chinmayi) 1539060310000

I cannot stop shaking. My Friend will remain anonymous. @vairamuthu Why people cannot share at the risk of thei… https://t.co/kc6VLGO8oZ

— Chinmayi Sripaada (@Chinmayi) 1539021725000

Story of an RJ on @vairamuthu https://t.co/0Uht9lPqCU

— Chinmayi Sripaada (@Chinmayi) 1539078928000

Vairamuthu - Siddharth support Chinmayi

Siddharth supports for the cause: Actor Siddharth, who has been proactively tweeting about the #MeToo movement catching up in the Indian film industry, alsobacked Chinmayi Sripaada and tweeted[8]: “Multiple women are speaking out against #Vairamuthu. Without judging anyone, they must be heard. When somebody of Chinmayi’s stature who has so much to lose, stands by the accusers, that’s huge!”

Chinmayee complained against Vauramuthu 09-10-2018

 

Samantha and Varalaxmi too support: Samantha, who has increasingly been speaking out against gender discrimination, took to Twitter and wrote[9], “I am so happy that more and more women are finding the strength to say #MeToo. Your bravery is commendable. I am sorry though that some people, even other women themselves will shame and burden you with the question of proof and doubt. Just know that you are saving many little girls with your voice. I support the #MeTooIndia movement.” She further appreciated singer Chinmayi for her courage to call out Vairamuthu. Actor Varalaxmi Sarathkumar also tweeted in support of the #MeToo movement[10], saying that it was “alarming” to hear these stories. She said that she’d stood up for #MeToo last year and that she wanted more women to come forward and speak up.

Vairamuthu - need not advise to society

Vairamuthu, intellectuality, virtuosity: Vairamuthu, with the political support  reigning supreme in film industry, though, he has less talent than Kannadasan. He has been parading as “Great Poet” and got state and national awards with political recommendations.  The “Andal controversy” exposed his intellectuality of perversity and duplicity. Now comes the sexual harassment accusation. It pierces his virtuosity veil.

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In any case, he gets exposed. Better, he stops his advice, discourses etc., given to society and enjoy his life within his private rooms and parlours. The society does not need such spoilers.

© Vedaprakash

10-10-2018

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[1] Indian Express, #MeToo: Popular Tamil lyricist Vairamuthu, actor Radha Ravi accused of sexual harrasment, Published: 09th October 2018 02:14 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th October 2018 04:11 PM.

[2] http://www.newindianexpress.com/entertainment/tamil/2018/oct/09/metoo-popular-tamil-lyricist-vairamuthu-actor-radha-ravi-accused-of-sexual-harrasment-1883182.html

[3] India Today, Lyricist Vairamuthu faces sexual harassment allegations, October 8, 2018

UPDATED: October 9, 2018 10:23 IST.

[4] https://www.indiatoday.in/movies/regional-cinema/story/lyricist-vairamuthu-faces-allegation-of-sexual-harassment-1358726-2018-10-08

[5] Times of India, #MeToo movement: Vairamuthu accused of sexual abuse,TNN | Updated: Oct 9, 2018, 16:12 IST

[6] https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/tamil/movies/news/metoo-movement-vairamuthu-accused-of-sexual-abuse/articleshow/66130320.cms

 

[7] NDTV, Singer Chinmayi Sripaada Names Poet Vairamuthu In #MeToo Story; Siddharth Tweets Support, Written by Divya Goyal | Updated: October 09, 2018 22:48 IST

[8] https://www.ndtv.com/entertainment/singer-chinmayi-sripaada-names-poet-vairamuthu-in-metoo-story-siddharth-tweets-support-1929438

[9] TheNewsMinute, After Chinmayi tweets on Vairamuthu, Samantha and Varakaxmi stand up for ‘Me Too,’ Tuesday, October 09, 2018 – 12:46

[10] https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/after-chinmayi-tweets-vairamuthu-samantha-and-varalaxmi-stand-me-too-89673

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An Arabic teacher / moulvi / madrassa teacher arrested for sexploiting children in Hyderabad (1)

May 7, 2018

An Arabic teacher / moulvi / madrassa teacher arrested for sexploiting children in Hyderabad (1)

Madrassa teacher held - TOI- 04-05-2018

An Arabic teacher / moulvi / madrassa teacher aged 23/30/44 etc, arrested: A-30-year old [44 says Mumbai Mirror, 23 years old TOI says[1]] an Arabic teacher[2] / moulvi / madrassa teacher[3], who allegedly assaulted six male students sexually, aged between six and eight, is arrested by the Hyderabad Police on 03-05-2018[4]. The expression “assaulted” used is also intriguing as to how he could attack the boys sexually. Such type of male having sex with boys has been abnormal, perplexing and shocking, however, many such cases have been reported during the last 40 years. So far, such sexual exploitation has been reported from the Christian orphanages, children homes and “ashrams.” Now, they are reported from the Mohammedan Christian orphanages, children homes and madrassas. As usual, the media gives details variously, and it is not known as to how they get such figures. When the news is printed and circulated, the readers have to enjoy such differences! The other narratives have been as routine – the “arrested accused” is being produced before the court for judicial remand[5]. The victims are being shifted to for medical examination in connection with the case. The Asifnagar police said the accused, identified as Rehan, a madrassa teacher for the past few days, has been indulging in sexual exploitation of these minor boys[6]. And ironically, nowhere, pedophile is mentioned and the trend not discussed, though, the pedophile cases have gone upto Supreme Court and even judgments come out. Are the reporters have been so confused or do not know the facts or they want to confuse purposely or suppress the facts under secular or some other motive has also to be analyzed, because of such details provided to news readers.

Madrassa teacher held - Hans India - 04-05-2018

Rehman Ansari joined in July 2017 and started raping children in Madrassa: Rehman Ansari, 23, a native of Banaka district, Bihar. In June 2017, Ansari joined a Jamia Ul Uloom Huda, an Islamic school / madrasa at Zeba Bagh in Asif Nagar as an instructor  in July last year[7] . Actually, why they are invited or allowed to come here and take classes here is not explained. The local Khajis, moulvis and Arabic teachers are not so capable or these coming from Bihar have some extracurricular expertise that could be specifically imparted to them is also intriguing.  Ansari used to stay in the room provided to him at the madrasa and teach the students. There are 25 students enrolled in the madrasa and 22 of them were currently attending the classes, Asif Nagar ACP K Ashok Chakravarthy said. Out of the 22 students, 18 are from Bihar and the rest are from Hyderabad. All the students are aged between eight and 11 years. Except for two local students, rest of the students have been staying at the madrasa and pursuing the education. The students at the madrasa hail from poor families. The madrasa charges no tuition fee and also provides free boarding and food to the students. A few students are natives of Uttar Pradesh while the others are from various districts of Telangana.

Jamia Darhul Huda, Hyderabad

An Arabic teacher / moulvi / madrassa teacher aged 23/30/44 etc, started raping from February or Narch 2018!: The teacher Rehman Ansari, who teaches English and is also in-charge of the Jamia Uloom Ul Huda Madarsa at Zeba Baugh in Hyderabad Old City, is said to have been subjecting the boys to sexual abuse for the last two to three months[8]. Thus, the learned reporters do not know about his raping childred started in Februry or March 2018 or not. The teacher, according to the parents of the victim students, would wake one of the students in the night and sexually abuse the child after taking him to another room.  Such was the fear in the victims, that none of them dared to inform their parents about their sufferings for three months. What are the methods adopted and adapted by him to create in the minds of the children is also not mentioned or found out by the reporters. The boys reportedly revealed their condition to a local shopkeeper, who alerted the Asif Nagar police[9].

Jamia Darhul Huda, Hyderabad-2

The raping incidence came to light on 1st May, 2018, or 2nd May or April 29th?: The incident came to light on 02-05-2018 (Wednesday) when some of the students showed reluctance to attend the madrassa[10]. This raised suspicion among parents inquired who on inquiry found that the teacher is involved in sexual harassment of the students. The parents approached the police and lodged a complaint, based on which cases under relevant sections of IPC and POCSO were registered against the accused who is now in police custody. Speaking to ANI, Venkateshwarlu[11], Circle Inspector of Asif Nagar police station said all six children, between the age group of six to eight years, were rescued and sent for counselling. “On May 1, a father approached the police station and filed a complaint stating his minor son was sexually abused by moulvi (Teacher) in Madrasa. Immediately, we registered an FIR and took up the investigation…..We got to know that the teacher has sexually abused six minor children in Madrasa. In this Madrasa, male students study and the teacher is from Bihar and was staying in Madrasa and used to teach children,” he said[12]. Thus, the complaint was made on 01-05-2018 also. So the learned news-reporters do not know as to when the raping incidence came to light -on 1st May, 2018, or 2nd May or April 29th?

Madrassa teacher held - ANI- 04-05-2018

The incident of sexual assault came to light on April 29, 2018 (TOI)[13]: The “Times of  India” says, “The incident of sexual assault came to light on April 29 when an eight-year-old boy went to his house and told his father about Ansari raping him at the Madrasa.  The victim’s father who is a businessman, immediately went to madrasa and confronted Ansari. When he claimed innocence, the victim’s father spoke to other boys who were residential students and two of them came forward saying that Ansari had sexually assaulted them.The victim’s father lodged a complaint with the Asif Nagar police against Ansari and a case was registered against the teacher who holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education.” Police then sent the victim to Bharosa centre for counselling. The other students at the Madrasa were also counselled by professionals at the Bharosa centre and their statements were recorded. We found out that Ansari has sexually assaulted six boys during the past two months, the ACP said. Ansari assaulted most of the boys in his room at the Madrasa. A medical examination was conducted on the victims and the accused was remanded in judicial custody on Wednesday. Other instructors are conducting classes at the Madrasa and the families of the non local boys were informed about the incident[14]. Now let us note what has been going on in Hyderabad about child-raping etc.

POCSO convicted in Hyderabad - IE-- 22-04-2018

280 POCSO Act cases have been reported from Hyderabad – 97 convicted[15]: In the last two years, as many as 280 POCSO Act cases have been reported from Hyderabad city alone[16]. These cases were reported to Bharosa Centre of Hyderabad police from May 2016 till date. As for the convictions, the special child-friendly court, established here on April 11, this year, to hear POCSO cases, has convicted two accused and sentenced them both to 3 years imprisonment. On the whole, a total of 97 convictions have been recorded in POCSO cases from Hyderabad in the last two years. On a day the Union Cabinet approved an ordinance to allow courts to award death penalty to those convicted of raping children up to 12 years of age, the landmark decision has evoked a mixed response from people from different walks of life. Some say, the certainty of punishment is what acts as deterrence and not intensity of it. Whereas, assured death penalty alone cannot prevent girls from getting raped and much more needs to be done. “Such crimes are also result of several other socio-economic factors. Often, the perpetrators come from a background of disturbed childhood. They turn psychopaths craving for revenge with no one to check on them. It does not help if you want to punish them with a death penalty. Reformation is what can help,” said Vinoy Kumar Singh, D-G of Prisons and Correctional Services. According to him, what prevents an incident of rape is certainty of punishment. “Intensity of crime will not be a deterrent,” he added.

© Vedaprakash

07-05-2018

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[1] Asif Nagar police arrested a 23-year-old Madrasa teacher for sexually assaulting six boys at the institution premises.

[2] Deccan Herald –  An Arabic teacher working at a madrasa (Islamic school) in Asifnagar was arrested by the police for allegedly sexually abusing students for the last three months.

[3] The Hyderabad police have arrested a 44-year old Madrasa teacher from Bihar on charges of sodomising eight boys, all aged below eight years. The victims are also from Bihar.

[4] Indian Express, Hyderabad police nabs madrassa teacher for sexual assault on boys, Published: 03rd May 2018 02:17 PM | Last Updated: 03rd May 2018 02:17 PM

[5] http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/hyderabad/2018/may/03/hyderabad-police-nabs-madrassa-teacher-for-sexual-assault-on-boys-1809682.html

[6] THE HANS INDIA,  Teacher held for sexually assaulting six minors in Hyderabad, By Deepthi Reddy | | May 03,2018 , 05:20 PM IST.

[7] DECCAN CHRONICLE, Madrasa teacher in Hyderabad held for abusing boys, ASIF YAR KHAN, Published May 4, 2018, 12:55 am ISTUpdated May 4, 2018, 12:55 am IST.

https://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/crime/040518/madrasa-teacher-in-hyderabad-held-for-abusing-boys.html

[8] Mumbai Mirror, HYDERABAD: MADRASA IN-CHARGE ARRESTED FOR SODOMISING EIGHT BOYS, By P Pavan, Mumbai Mirror | Updated: May 3, 2018, 06.37 PM IST.

[9] https://mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com/news/india/hyderabad-madrasa-in-charge-arrested-for-sodomising-eight-boys/articleshow/64016776.cms

[10] http://www.thehansindia.com/posts/index/Telangana/2018-05-03/Teacher-held-for-sexually-assaulting-six-minors-in-Hyderabad/378560

[11] ANI, Madrasa teacher held for sexually abusing six minors, ANI | Updated: May 03, 2018 22:26 IST

[12] https://www.aninews.in/news/national/general-news/madrasa-teacher-held-for-sexually-abusing-six-minors201805032226240005/

[13] Times of India, Hyderabad: Madrasa teacher arrested for sexually exploiting minor students, Mahesh Buddi | TNN | Updated: May 3, 2018, 20:46 IST

[14] https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/madrasa-teacher-arrested-for-sexually-exploiting-six-minor-students/articleshow/64018946.cms

[15] http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/hyderabad/2018/apr/22/97-convicted-under-pocso-act-in-the-last-two-years-in-hyderabad-1804791.html

[16] Express News Service, 97 convicted under POCSO Act in the last two years in Hyderabad, Published: 22nd April 2018 04:59 AM | Last Updated: 22nd April 2018 12:40 PM. By Rahul V Pisharody/Rajitha S.

V. Shanmuganathan: Was he a victim, scapegoat sacrificed for wrong calculations ? (3)

January 30, 2017

V. Shanmuganathan: Was he a victim, scapegoat sacrificed for wrong calculations ? (3)

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Anti-BJP groups not properly identified, negotiated and satisfied: TUR leader Angela Rngad said while adding, “We want to show that the BJP’s anti people policies will not be tolerated.” Stating that the protest is also to show all that the BJP’s hate campaigns will not be accepted in the state, she alleged that the party, through the Ghar Wapsi and policies of grabbing of farmers’ lands, the make in India campaign are all efforts to enslave every citizens of country. Referring to the ban on beef and atrocities against the minority, Rngad accused the BJP of being a party that actually attacks the rights of people like attacking the lifestyle, food culture and habits and way of dressing. KNU general secretary S Diengdoh said that this indifferent attitude of the BJP against the minorities including Christians is totally undemocratic while adding that it is against the Constitution of India. HNPF president R Rani questioned why these issues have cropped up only after the BJP was voted to power. Here only, that the BJP had not properly understood the groups was revealed, to cite an example based on the media reports. He said, “We suspect that this is being instigated and we demand that the BJP central leadership respects all religious communities.” It is a futile exercise to have any negotiation with these separatist groups, as they have been carrying out their activities since independence supported by the US, Chinese and Pakistani forces with all facilities, where the BJP is not a match for them.

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Shanmuganathan’s experiments with Christianity, Christians and Christmas (2015-16): His sudden praising of Christianity, Christians, their services were quite amusing, as he hid not have any experience in “inter religious dialogue”. Some of the Tamilnadu ideologists had gone there enjoying time, but, obviously misled them with their half-baked ideas and imagined details. Whenever, he visited Tamilnadu and Chennai, a coterie never allowed other friends known to him to approach him. This was openly revealed during the facilitation programme organized and Chennai. Because of his dual role here and there, he was rather confused with the inputs stuffed by the fellow-ideologists. The Church was so delighted to record that[1], “The Christmas celebration this year has got more meaningful since the head of the state the governor of Meghalaya Mr  V. Shanmuganathan himself attended  in the Christmas service  at Laitumkhrah Presbyterian Church, Shillong on 25th December, 2016”.  Of course, he had been so considerate with the Christians since 2015.  He hosted Christmas at Rajbhawan with all fanfare. He gave discourse from biblical narratives, just like a pastor / priest from the pulpit. One website[2] characteristically as “Meghalaya Governor, V. Shanmuganathan while sharing inspirational stories said that churches have shown compassion and dedication towards the service of mankind”. The Presbyterian Church was so happy, as he participated the services with Bible in his hands[3]. Whether, he was experimenting with the different denominations, or dialoging in theology or otherwise, only God knows, as some of the websites started disappearing[4].

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Inaugurated and praised Mother Teresa (September 2016): Meghalaya hosted a 4-day film festival titled ‘Mother Teresa International Film Festival (MTIFF)’ based on the life and teachings of noble laureate – Mother Teresa from September 6 to 9, 2016 in Shillong[5]. Addressing the inaugural function, the Governor stated that Mother Teresa represents the message of love, peace, enduring strength, hope and service to the world at large[6]. Underlining that understanding the pain of others is no easy a task, the Governor stated that Mother Teresa understood the pain of acute poverty. “She served the destitute, lepers, abandoned children, old people, the poorest of the poor and the downtrodden. Because she understood their pain, she was a solace, a helping hand and a source of comfort to them” he further stated. Showing his admiration for Mother Teresa for identifying herself with her love for the Almighty, he said that in a world where people identify themselves by the power they hold, or the money they possess, what truly marks Mother Teresa’s greatness is her identification of herself with her love of God. Applauding the great works and selfless services of Mother Theresa’s followers he further stated that their work must extend to all places. In August, when there was a photo of Teresa was there in the Spiritual Fair pur up by ASI, a huge cry was made and it was removed. However, they might not be knowing abut this!

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Opposition to ADSPA, Left mobilization and BJP governor in isolation: In a recent Order of the High Court of Meghalaya[7] dated 2.11.2015 passed in Writ Petition (C) No. 127 of 2015, the High Court of Meghalaya has made a suo motu suggestion to the Central Government for the imposition of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958, in the Garo Hills area of Meghalaya[8]. “It is shocking and deeply disturbing that a draconian law like the AFSPA is being sought to be imposed through a judicial order. There have been protests against this order in the Garo Hills area and in Shillong. What follows is a statement which carries objections to this order endorsed by more than 60 concerned citizens, from various parts of India – some whom are well respected and accomplished individuals in their fields, like law, academia, journalism, films, bureaucracy and activism[9]. As usual in letter supporting the radicals signed by the eminent, elite and secularists appeared in the media. Thus, when Shanmuganathan came, it was not known as to whether he was understanding the problems and issues involved there in and around Meghalaya.

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Tribal youth festivals etc., have been a trap for him?: Of late, he was moving with different tribal groups and participating in their festivals. He participated the Wangala festival. Wangala is the festival of the Achiks (Garos), the post harvest festival where the harvest reaped is celebrated with thanks giving to the Gods ‘Misi Saljong’ and ‘Mima Kiri Rokkime’, the Gods of the fields and the paddy[10]. For the Achiks (Garos) the agrarian activities is not only physical labour but a spiritual journey as well which culminates in joy at the Wangala Festival.  Thus, with joy in their hearts and sprint in their feet, they perform the Wangala Dance which is actually a synchronized movement of symbolic nature which co – ordinates with the drum beats. The Wangala dance is therefore a story of the Garos in rhythm. The word ‘wanna’ refers to dance and merry making and ‘gala’ refers to offering in thanksgiving. Thus, the word ‘Wangala’ means the dance of ‘Thanksgiving’[11]. Thus, he went on attending many tribal festivals[12]. He compared Wangala with Pongal. In any case, he could have restricted his program-attending agenda carefully. At every level, the intriguing point is who was the PA or advisor to him, when he was discharging his official duties. Definitely, that person must have been known to him or RSS person. Then, he must have gone into all details in the context of Meghalaya and NE complexities.

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Was he a victim, scapegoat sacrificed for wrong calculations?: He has been a genuine worker without any selfishness. As already mentioned with his hard-work he has come up. Now, the media comes out with stories that “Shanmuganathan belongs to Saiva Pillamar community (a forward community)” and thus had / have difference with Brahmin-friends and so on[13]. This is mischievous, as RSSwalas never talked in terms of caste, in any context. Thus, the “Shanmuganathan-Ganesan” variance as raised by “The Wire”can be ignored in the context[14]. Then come the remarks of RSS media incharge – Sadagopan. “But the state unit of the RSS has a different take on this issue”, as noted by the Wire, picking from “The Hindu”, at least judging by their initial reaction to Shanmuganathan’s resignation[15]. “It is an unfortunate incident… A person occupying a high position should be doubly careful to avoid such allegations, as he represents an organisation such as the RSS and the BJP,” said N. Sadagopan, the sangh’s state media coordinator, in an interview to The Hindu[16]. His response has been in fact, unfortunate, intriguing, shocking and irresponsible too, as how he could have come out with such words. Instead of analyzing the issue, one should not try to show off himself indulging in such remarks. As explained above, the different complexities, intricacies and complications involved, Shanmuganathan has done excellent work, in spite of his health. He had an open heart surgery and in soite of such condition, he was performing his duties relentlessly. He has lamented many times that though he had many friends in Chennai, none visited him when he was admitted in the hospital for open-heart surgery. In fact, he pained that nonde came to sign the forms for the conduct of the operation. Of course, it went on well. In fact, he Unfortunately, as pointed out elsewhere, the Tamil and Tamilnadu friends have not analyzed the NE complex issues, Meghalya tribal politics, Congress-anti-national nexus acting against him and informed him. Perhaps, they have not been trained to understand, though, they have been making trips to NE under different banners like ABVP, Vidhya Bharati and so on. Therefore, the Sangh Parivar should assess, reassess and re-examine the involved complicated issues and political gameplans and respond accordingly. They should be trained in the NE affairs with national and international agendas, as they have many ramifications. As for as Shanmuganathan is concerned, his good deeds would liberate from his temporary problem. May God shower his blessings!

 

© Vedaprakash

30-01-2017

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[1] http://spnewsagency.com/leit-jingiaseng-christmas-u-lat-ka-jylla-v-shanmuganathan-ha-iing-mane-presbyterian/

[2] http://thenortheasttoday.com/in-pictures-pre-christmas-celebration-held-at-raj-bhavan-in-shillong/

[3] http://spnewsagency.com/meghalaya-governor-mr-v-shanmuganathan-attended-christmas-service-at-presbyterian-church/

[4] http://www.e-pao.net/epSubPageExtractor.asp?src=news_section.Press_Release.Press_Release_2015.V_Shanmuganathan_Governor_Christmas_Message_20151226

[5] http://meghalayatimes.info/index.php/front-page/35466-meghalaya-to-host-international-film-festival-on-mother-teresa

[6] Nelive, Meghalaya: Mother Teresa International film festival gets underway in city, Sep 06, 2016 17:47, Shillong.

[7] Order of the High Court of Meghalaya dated 2.11.2015 passed in Writ Petition (C) No. 127 of 2015.

[8] THMA U RANGLI JUKI (TUR), Implications of Meghalaya high court’s suggestion to impose afspa in garo hills, NOVEMBER 26, 2015

http://raiot.in/implications-of-meghalaya-high-courts-suggestion-to-impose-afspa-in-garo-hills/

[9] http://raiot.in/implications-of-meghalaya-high-courts-suggestion-to-impose-afspa-in-garo-hills/

[10] http://meghalayatimes.info/index.php/front-page/36478-governor-adds-glitz-to-wangala-celebrations

[11] https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/honourable-governor-attended-wangala-festival-11th-v-shanmuganathan

[12] http://meghalayatimes.info/index.php/front-page/36468-prelude-to-39th-hundred-drums-wangala-festival-begins

[13] The Wire, BJP Uses ‘Anti-Conversion’ Card to Defend Ex-Meghalaya Governor V. Shanmuganathan, BY R. RAMASUBRAMANIAN ON 29/01/2017

[14] https://thewire.in/103851/bjp-uses-anti-conversion-card-to-shield-ex-meghalaya-governor-v-shanmuganathan/

[15] The Hindu, Shanmuganathan’s exit shocks RSS, B. Kolappan, CHENNAI: JANUARY 28, 2017 00:00 IST; UPDATED: JANUARY 28, 2017 03:42 IST

[16] http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-tamilnadu/Shanmuganathan%E2%80%99s-exit-shocks-RSS/article17106406.ece

V. Shanmuganathan: What went wrong with him and Sangh Parivar – his dialogue with varied groups failed him? (2)

January 30, 2017

V. Shanmuganathan: What went wrong with him and Sangh Parivar – his dialogue with varied groups failed him? (2)

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The complaint letter sent to the President of India: The five-page letter signed by 98 workers / nearly 100 employees of the Governor’s House in Shillong[1] – widely circulated on social media –  on Wednesday (25-01-2017)[2], lists a series of misdemeanours including sexual misconduct and “torture and humiliation” of officers and staff[3]. “From the time he has taken over, employees are going through severe humiliation, mental stress and torture,” the employees write. The 67-year-old was accused of hiring or posting only women in his staff and turning the Raj Bhavan into a place where “young ladies come and go at will with direct orders from the governor.” The letter said[4]: “His activities hurt the decorum and prestige of the Raj Bhavan as well as the sentiments of the Raj Bhavan employees who are very much attached to the Raj Bhavan, it becomes our concern. From the time he has taken over, the employees are going through severe humiliation, mental stress and torture.”  The 11 point-letter stated[5] the Governor has “appointed two public relations officers, a cook and a nurse on night duty, all of whom are women”. The staff alleged that the Governor “selected only girls” to work for him and shifted the male official private secretary to his secretariat[6].

shanmuganathan-megalya-governor-resigned-amit-shah-sealed-his-fateCircumstances forced him to resign on the Republic Day: The Governor has also been accused in recent media reports of sexually harassing a woman who had gone to him for the post of Public Relations Officer. Mr Shanmughanathan was appointed Governor of Meghalaya in 2015 by the central government. He is expected to fly to Delhi 27-01-2017. “Till now there are no statements from any women. Facts should be looked into before commenting,” Nalin Kohli, spokesperson of the ruling BJP, said. Protests by civil society groups erupted on the streets of Shillong yesterday as Republic Day was being celebrated. “The Governor should step down. We want impartial probe into sexual harassment in the governor’s house,” said Tarun Bharatiya, one of the protesters. Three aides of the Meghalaya Raj Bhavan were ssacked on Saturday (28-01-2017), an official said . The three officials — public relation officers Chinmoyee Deka and Emdorini Thangkhiew, and private secretary Saurav Pandey – were appointed during the former governor’s tenure[7]. “They were appointed on contractual basis and their jobs were co-terminus with the governor’s tenure. After his resignation, they were asked to quit,” said HM Sangpliang, the secretary to the governor[8].

v-shanmughanathan-high-land-post-24-01-2017Shanmuganathan has denied the allegations:  As per the media report, the victim alleged that the Governor had a personal interview with her on the night of December 8, 2016 for the post of public relations officer and made “inappropriate advances” after he personally called her to attend the interview[9].  What irked the victim was the alleged ‘unprofessional and unfriendly’ behaviour of the Governor. She was one of the seven candidates selected for the personal interview. When asked if he met the candidates separately or in a group, the Governor admitted that he met some candidates separately as well as in a group[10]. But he denied calling one of the candidates from a personal number and asking her to come after 6pm. “I wanted to meet them (the job aspirants) before finalising the candidates and they all came. Everyone was there for half an hour. I have got great respect for everyone. I have not done anything wrong,” he said.
Shanmuganathan also rebutted the allegations that he made physical overtures or inappropriately complemented the girl. “No it is not right… all these things are not right… we have selected only one person and some people were not selected and because they were not selected they should not say all these things,” the Governor said.
Though the victim has not filed any FIR, when contacted, DGP SB Singh told the media that the matter was referred to the Government and legal opinion is being sought.

vs-encouraging-different-women-grooupsShanmuganathan was encouraging different women groups: Women activists from nine organizations  had sought the State Governor’s intervention to ensure that the KHADC’s Village Administration Bill (VAB) 2015, which is awaiting his assent, is ‘gender-just’ and fulfils the rights of women as guaranteed by the Indian constitution. A delegation of women representatives from the nine organizations met Governor V Shanmuganathan on Tuesday (Jume 24, 2015) and submitted a memorandum seeking his intervention on the issue[11]. “We request the Governor to intervene in this matter so as to ensure that the VAB 2015 does not become a law without ensuring that the Khasi-Jaintia women are considered as full members of the existing institutions of local self government at the village level,” the memorandum said. According to the memorandum, the KHAD (Village Administration) Bill 2015, passed by the KHADC both in its intent and drafting, suffers from a lack of clarity regarding the rights of women. The women groups further said that the VAB must ensure real devolution of power to Ki Khun Ki Hajar or the people at the village level besides a transparent and accountable democratic self-government that is structurally and financially independent. “This is unfortunate because both in the past and in the present day, practices in these traditional institutions have been varied and have evolved over time,” the memorandum said adding  “This means that in some areas women attend the dorbar meetings while in others, they are given representation in the executive body.” The women groups also opposed section 2(18), Section 6 and section 8 of the Bill that denies women their rights as full members of the Dorbar and demand that amendments be made before the Bill becomes a law. The Bill is designed without much thought to the governance issues at the village level. It does not clearly lay out the lines of responsibility, institutional structures or for that matter even systems of accountability,” the memorandum said[12]. It is not known as to BJP or the appointed Governor knew the nuances of the demands that were made on the lines of other groups like TUR or RAIOT.

tur-beef-and-bjpVS’s dialogue with the radical groups failed: Shanmuganathan was having dialogue with different radical, extreme and seperatist groups after resuming office on May 12, 2015. Who advised him to do so was not clear, however, some overenthusiatic Sanghparivar ideologists without any proper understanding of Northeast politics, anti-national activities, seperatist forces operating under different banners etc., had urged him to have dialogue with them. The first visit of BJP national president Amit Shah to Shillong on Wednesday (April 22, 2015) was greeted with a mixed bag of the HNLC sponsored 12-hours bandh and a ‘beef party’ with placards mocking him sprinkled with songs, dance and music organized by Thma U Rangli Juki (TUR) to protest against what it has termed as the BJP’s ‘hate campaign’[13]. TUR organized the beef party which was held about 10 meters away from BJP’s office in Lachumiere on Wednesday[14]. The Hynniewtrep National People’s Front (HNPF) and Khasi National Union (KNU) members were also seen taking part in the TUR’s public forum[15]. Heavy security was deployed in the vicinity and policemen had a harrowing time stopping those who attempted to take a protest march to the State’s Conventional Hall, where Shah addressed party members[16]. TUR and the other NGO members intended to throw a beef party in front of the Convention Hall to protest against the BJP promotion of a ban on beef and its alleged atrocities on minorities and Christians. “We are here to protest the coming of Amit Shah as he ‘symbolizes’ the BJP.” Why BJP alone is targeted by the radical groups is intriguing, when Congress has been accepted there.

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30-01-2017

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[1] The Hindusthan Times, Rude’ Meghalaya governor Shanmuganathan resigns amid molestation charges, Updated: Jan 27, 2017 10:51 IST

[2] http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/meghalaya-guv-shanmuganathan-facing-sexual-harassment-charges-resigns-reports/story-ovqHxU7CHtdUj4HwO2Vw5J.html

[3] NDTV, Meghalaya Governor V Shanmuganathan Resigns After ‘Young Ladies Club’ Controversy, Updated: January 27, 2017 19:39 IST.

[4] http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/meghalaya-governor-v-shanmuganathan-resigns-after-ladies-club-controversy-1653124

[5] The First post, Molestation case: President Mukhejee accepts Meghalaya governor V. Shanmuganathan’s resignation, FP Staff, Jan, 27 2017 15:57:09 IST.

[6] http://www.firstpost.com/india/president-mukherjee-accepts-meghalaya-governor-v-shanmuganathans-resignation-3223540.html

[7] The Hindusthan Times, After Shanmuganathan’s resignation, 3 Meghalaya Raj Bhawan staff shown the door, Updated: Jan 28, 2017 20:46 IST.

[8] http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/after-shanmuganathan-s-resignation-3-meghalaya-raj-bhawan-staff-shown-the-door/story-9BEfZYRM7jBdWliM5bn7QJ.html

[9] The Shillong Times, Guv denies molestation charge; Cops approach govt, BY OUR REPORTER | WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2017.

[10] http://www.theshillongtimes.com/2017/01/25/guv-denies-molestation-charge-cops-approach-govt/

[11] The Shillong Times, Demand for a women-friendly VAB gains momentum, BUREAU | WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2015.

[12] http://www.theshillongtimes.com/2015/06/24/demand-for-a-women-friendly-vab-gains-momentum/

[13] Meghalaya Times, Amit Shah was invited with beef party, Aprul 12, 2015.

[14] http://www.meghalayatimes.info/index.php/front-page/29602-tur-holds-beef-party-to-greet-amit-shah

[15] Indian Today, Amit Shah welcomed with a beef party in Meghalaya, New Delhi, April 22, 2015 | UPDATED 11:35 IST.

[16] http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/amit-shah-welcomed-with-a-beef-party-in-meghalaya/1/431640.html

V. Shanmuganathan: What went wrong with him and Sangh Parivar? (1)

January 30, 2017

V. Shanmuganathan: What went wrong with him and Sangh Parivar? (1)

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Who is Shanmuganathan in Tamil Nadu politics and how did he rise to occupy a gubernatorial post?: The 67-year-old politician, a bachelor, hails from an agricultural family of modest means in Nagore, Nagapattinam district[1]. After graduating with an MA in political science, he became a full time RSS pracharak in 1969.  He rose steadily in the organisation and was the state RSS secretary from 1985 to 1995[2]. It was during his tenure as state secretary that the RSS headquarters in Chennai was razed to the ground on August 8, 1993 in a terrorist bombing that left scores of people killed and injured[3]. Old timers say he vowed on that day to build a new office within a year and came good on his promise. “It was difficult in those days as the BJP was in the opposition in Delhi and fundraising – especially for states like Tamil Nadu – was not at all in the radar of those who were in charge of budgetary allocations” says a senior BJP leader. In 1999, when the BJP-led NDA government headed by Atal Bihari Vajpayee was in power in Delhi, Shanmuganathan was drafted to the BJP and sent to the capital as additional secretary of the party’s parliamentary office[4]. During his time in the national capital, he struck up a close relationship with Narendra Modi, an RSS export to the BJP who became chief minister of Gujarat in 2001[5]. According to BJP leaders, Modi appreciated the fact that Shanmuganathan used to write positively about the state of affairs in Gujarat, especially after the 2002 riots, openly praise Modi’s ‘achievements’. In May 2015, Modi appointed him governor of Meghalaya.

on-26-january-cswo-and-thma-u-rangli-tur-held-a-demonstration-outside-the-shillong-raj-bhavan-photo-courtesy-angela-rangad-thma-u-rangliEnjoying life Rajbhawan staff blaming the Governor joining hands with the protesters: Shanmuganathan’s name first came in to the limelight when former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam died in Shillong on July 27, 2015 while addressing students at a university. Shanmuganathan claimed he was with him as governor of the state but later it emerged Shanmuganathan was nowhere on the scene when Kalam collapsed and was taken to hospital. “In reality, he was sleeping in his bedroom and [it was] only after the call from the Prime Minister [that he ran] to Bethany Hospital, Shillong, although, he was advised to visit Kalam” earlier, the Economic Times quoted one of his staff members as saying[6].  Actually, the Rajbhawan staff reportedly alleged that he was in the habit of telling lies, in the context of the present controversy[7]. All these prove that the staff, protesters and complainants were expecting an opportunity to hit him below the belt. Here, the media (Economic Times to The Wire) purposely carried the non-issue matter clubbing with the current issue, sensationalizing. “The Quint” had gone to the extreme of dubbing, “RSS Pracharak to Alleged ‘Playboy’: The Fall of Meghalaya Governor” it its caption[8]. Thus, the media attack-campaign can also be noted, that too, at a cheap level.

activists-holding-protests-in-shillong-demanding-resignation-of-v-shanmuganthan-photo-andrew-lyndem-facebookThe background of V. Shanmauganathan and his Governorship: Facing sexual harassment charges, Meghalaya Governor V. Shanmuganathan,  former Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) ‘pracharak’, who was also in-charge of Arunachal Pradesh, on Thursday night (26-01-2017) resigned after a section of Raj Bhavan employees demanded his removal for “seriously compromising” the dignity of the gubernatorial office. Definitely, this news was suppressed by the groups of all ideologists for obvious reasons, as he has not been of that nature to be involved in controversies. Hailing from Thanjavur, he has been a post-graduate and an M.Phil in Political Science, and received the Madras University’s prestigious Gold Medal from its well-known Vice Chancellor T P Meenakshi Sundarnar.  Started working for RSS, he has been a good friend of lakhs and could remember them by name. He has been soft-spoken and friendly with all. He shifted to Delhi working for the Sangh-parivar organizations and then inducted into BJP “Think-tank”. Because of his hard work, political acumen and strategic ideas, he played a crucial role for BJP and elevated to Governorship in 2015. As BJP was planning to negotiate with the anti-national, seperatist and other groups of North-East, it wanted to maken them to mainstream with the factors of culture, tradition, heritage and civilization. The European, American and Chinese experts, researchers and propagandists have been brainwashed them as “non-Indians”, they had separate identity different from India and so on through literature, propagandist materials and physical ideological harassments. He had to face them under very hostile, demure and confronting conditions with suspicion working in all speeches, actions and interactions.

gov-in-out-meghalaya-controversyCongress versus BJP in Meghalaya: To some extent, the anti-RSS, anti-BJP and such categories also knew why he was posted there. Dr Mukul Sangma of Congress has been CM since April 2010 and the Congress was not happy with his appointment as Governor. Actually, there was proposal that Purno Agitok Sangma might be appointed as Governor, but, he was not done and unfortunately he died on March 4, 2016. Mukul Sangma in May 2014 itself accused NPP candidate and former chief minister P A Sangma of being “an agent of BJP” and contesting Lok Sabha elections to “propagate the message of RSS” adding that[9], “He (P A Sangma) is contesting the elections on an NPP ticket to propagate the message of RSS. Perhaps, a wolf in sheep’s clothing.” As Sangma was with Congress and moved towards BJP when he contested against Pranab Mukherjee, the daggers were drawn already. His strong worded outburst proved that he knew the BJP gameplan targeted against him[10]. In May 2016, Conrad Sangma, son of PA Sangma won the by-elections at the Tura Lok Sabha Constituency defeating Dikkanchi D Shira, wife of Mukul Sangma, the CM[11].  The BJP supported and campaigned for Conrad widening his influence[12]. This infuriated the husband CM, as father was dead, but his son to become a political competitor. It may be noted that in May 2016 only, the plan to target Shanmuganathan was hatched through the recruitment involving women.

full-text-pof-the-100-signed-complaint-letter-addressed-to-pm-headlineMolestation charges against V. Shanmughanathan: As Keshari Nath Tripathi was shifted to West Bengal as Governor, he became Governor in May 2015. Chief Minister Mukul Sangma said earlier in the day said that he was waiting for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Home Ministry to take a call. Obviously, he did not want to add more heat to the boiling controversy. Nearly 100 Raj Bhavan staff here petitioned President Pranab Mukherjee, the Prime Minister and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh seeking their intervention to remove the Governor and restore the “dignity of Raj Bhavan”. Thus, the media has already decided. They alleged that[13] Mr. Shanmuganathan had “seriously compromised the dignity of the Raj Bhavan and made it a ‘young ladies club’. “It has become a place where young ladies come and go at will on direct orders of the Governor… Many of them have direct access to his bedroom.” Thus, media pointing to the “bed room”, though, the woman accused him of only alleged “molestation”. Mr. Shanmuganathan, who took over as the Governor of Meghalaya in May 2015, on Thursday attended a Republic Day celebration in Arunachal Pradesh, whose additional charge he holds since November 2015 last following the removal of Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa.

violence-against-women-bogey-vs-by-turCSWO, TUR and RAIOT – the radical, separatist and anti-national forces acting against him:  He was moving with various organizations and groups in his official capacity as Governor of two important NE states, but, he was definitely not briefed properly about their backgrounds. He was encouraging all to come to him and discuss with him all sorts of issues. The Thma u Rangli Juki also known as TUR has been spearheading some sort of “self-determination” struggle through various issues like wages, human rights, imposition of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958, beef and so on. Women activists had begun a signature campaign here seeking Shanmuganathan’s removal[14]. The campaign, spearheaded by women-led Civil Society Women Organisation (CSWO) and Thma u Rangli Kuki (TUR), was launched following reports of inappropriate behaviour by the Governor Shamuganathan[15]. A woman job aspirant had also accused the Governor of making advances when she was appeared for an interview at the Raj Bhavan[16]. Thus, the dialoguers have turned against him with daggers. It is a crude joke that the Sangh-parivar did not know anything about this or the newly elected MP also did not care for him.

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[1] The Hindu, Shanmuganathan’s exit shocks RSS, B. Kolappan, CHENNAI: JANUARY 28, 2017 00:00 IST; UPDATED: JANUARY 28, 2017 03:42 IST

[2] http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-tamilnadu/Shanmuganathan%E2%80%99s-exit-shocks-RSS/article17106406.ece

[3] The Times of India, Eleven persons convicted in 1993 RSS office bomb blast case, PTI | Jun 21, 2007, 10.01 PM IST.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Eleven-persons-convicted-in-1993-RSS-office-bomb-blast-case/articleshow/2139842.cms

[4] The Wire, BJP Uses ‘Anti-Conversion’ Card to Defend Ex-Meghalaya Governor V. Shanmuganathan, BY R. RAMASUBRAMANIAN ON 29/01/2017

[5] https://thewire.in/103851/bjp-uses-anti-conversion-card-to-shield-ex-meghalaya-governor-v-shanmuganathan/

[6] The Times of India, Protest in Meghalaya seeking removal of Governor V. Shanmuganathan, Bikash Singh, ET Bureau, Updated: January 26, 2017, 07.12 PM IST.

[7] http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/protest-in-meghalaya-seeking-removal-of-governor-v-shanmuganathan/articleshow/56797398.cms

[8]  The Quint, RSS Pracharak to Alleged ‘Playboy’: The Fall of Meghalaya Governor, Patricia Mukhim, January 27, 2017, 3:28 pm.

[9] First Post, Meghalaya CM calls former speaker PA Sangma a BJP agent, Mar, 26 2014 09:56:13 IST.

[10] http://www.firstpost.com/politics/meghalaya-cm-calls-former-speaker-pa-sangma-a-bjp-agent-1451039.html

[11] First Post, Tura MP Conrad has father PA Sangma’s legacy to uphold, many hopes to fulfill, May, 20 2016 21:54:16 IST

[12] http://www.firstpost.com/politics/tura-mp-conrad-has-father-pa-sangmas-legacy-to-uphold-many-hopes-to-fulfill-2791550.html

[13] The Hindu, Meghalaya Governor V. Shanmuganathan resigns, SHILLONG JANUARY 26, 2017 22:56 IST; UPDATED: JANUARY 27, 2017 16:17 IST

[14] http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/Meghalaya-Governor-V.-Shanmuganathan-resigns/article17098326.ece

[15] The Hindusthan Times, Meghalaya governor has turned Raj Bhawan into ‘ladies club’: Letter to PM, Updated: Jan 26, 2017 21:39 IST.

[16] http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/meghalaya-governor-has-turned-raj-bhawan-into-ladies-club-sack-him-letter-to-pm/story-aGvsqCIuPkZrn9zZtD9myL.html