Monday, July 12, 2021

Re: [IAC#RG] Who appointed this idiot Rawat as CDS ?

Every field of life including Defence is being compromised !!! 

On Mon, 5 Jul 2021 at 2:44 AM, Rajinder Dalvi <> wrote:
The latest statement of CDS Rawat relegating the Indian Air Force to a support role has a direct correlation to the ongoing Rafale jet corruption investigation being conducted in France.

Such worthless political appointees, selected only for their incompetence and ass licking abilities, seriously jeopardize and defame India's defence forces at this critical juncture in time.

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Sunday, July 11, 2021


With the most unfortunate and horrifying custodial death of 84 year old Jesuit Priest Stan Swamy, maybe it is high time to revisit the jail rules. It may be improper to detain people over the age of 80 in jails. Those who have to be kept in detention could be possibly placed under house arrest or in old age homes where their age related special needs are taken care of.

Prison ensures social isolation and confinement which can result in deterioration in mental and physical health through neglect and fear especially in the elderly and the vulnerable. Far from achieving the desired outcome of prison which is reformation, to lead law abiding and useful lives in prison and when they are released, their time in prison can be a retrograde step where they either suffer through ill health and even death and for those that survive, they will be more resentful of the prison machinery and society. 

Prisons should only be used to reform and to protect the peace of the man in the street and for providing a sanction against very serious wrongdoing. The detention of people over the age of 80 in poorly kept prisons who through frailty or other illness is a sad reflection on society and a failure to deal with people humanely. It can also sometimes be a waste of taxpayers' money. Their reform and health must be cared for and addressed in a different and special way.

Almost everyone over 80 is grappling with serious health issues so the jails are not conducive for such aged people. Elderly persons admitted to jails require a different sort of health care. Concerns about the health status of older inmates and their chronic health issues has to be addressed in a special way and the inability of most jails to accommodate their special needs cannot be just overlooked.

Prisons have a duty of care towards all prisoners and must take all reasonable steps to keep them safe while in custody. The prison has a responsibility to ensure the safety of prisoners – which includes protecting those at special risk of injury or who are vulnerable.

The prison system must never be inherently unjust and inhumane. We should take heed of the wise words of Christopher Zoukis, a leading voice on criminal justice reform in America and author of many books on prison life, when he said 'If we treat prisoners like animals, the whole time they are locked up, that's what we will get when they are back on the streets. – wild, dangerous animals.' In the case of the elderly if they are lucky to be back on the streets, we will get a severely ill and demoralized human being staring tragedy through a lack of care. This cannot be a true reflection of a caring and progressive society.  

This issue would be a fit one for the Chief Justice of India to Suo Motu take cognizance so that appropriate directions could be issued which would be applicable nationwide on the environment in which very elderly persons should be detained and taken care of.

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[IAC#RG] New book

Just released: Book on terror tactics of anti-terror agencies and their victims
New Delhi (11 July 2021): 11th July is remembered in India's at 7/11 because of Mumbai Train blasts in 2006. New Delhi-based publisher Pharos Media has just brought out "Innocent Prisoners", the English version of Begunah Qaidi authored by Abdul Wahid Shaikh, himself victim of a fake terror plot by agencies. The book, written while the author was incarcerated in Mumbai's Arthur Road jail, was originally published in Urdu and later translated into Hindi. Now available in English also, it is a massive work in 504 pages on tactics agencies and police use to ensnare innocents in fake terror cases to justify government policies and influence citizens of the country to accept the emergence of a security state in India.
The author himself was a victim of this ensnaring tactic who was acquitted by the Special MOCOA & NIA Court Mumbai while his co-accused rot in jail and their appeal is pending for the last six years in Bombay High Court.
Shaikh offers first-hand information about agencies and police tactics on implicating innocent people, fabricating false evidence against them and use torture of victims and the immoral pressure on their relatives to force them to confess to crimes they never committed or implicate other innocents.
The book is basically about the 7/11 Mumbai train blasts case but also covers German Bakery blasts 2010, Malegaon Blasts 2006, Aurangabad Arms Haul case 2006, Akshardham attack 2002 and the "Indian Mujahideen" plank used by agencies to fabricate cases. It also extensively covers police torture, fabrication tactics and various strategies police and agencies employ to implicate innocents and force them to make false confessions to prove stories concocted by the agencies and police.
This exposé offers startling details of the heinous games played in India by the State through police and agencies for decades in the name of "terrorism". This book unveils the ugly face of government and agencies, modus operandi of police, ATS and investigation agencies, their inhumane tortures, legal tactics employed and the secrets of court cases. Innocents implicated in terror cases will find courage to fight their legal battles through this book. The reality of the blast cases and the tall claims made by police and media are exposed in great detail in this book.
The author himself was a victim of torture and tactics of police and investigation agencies. He has narrated first-hand experiences of himself and some other innocent prisoners at the hands of police, investigation agencies and officials of the jail system.
This book is not just a testimony of the innocence of a person acquitted of all charges in an infamous "terror" case, it also showcases his unmoved resolve to fight the legal battle for his and other victims' freedom. It also is a manual on how not to get yourself entangled in the vicious web of false implication in the first place and how to secure freedom from the clutches of heartless people in uniform, if arrested.
The author, Abdul Wahid Shaikh is a teacher at a Mumbai school. He was the only person to be acquitted out of the 13 accused in the 11 July 2006 Mumbai train bombings case because till end he refused to sign a false confessional statement while his other co-accused succumbed to pressures and signed their false confessions which were used in court to sentence them to death and life imprisonment.
Shaikh completed his post-graduation and studied law during his nine years in jail. Keeping his promise to his co-accused, he frequently travels around the country talking about the truth. A Hindi feature film based on his life will soon be released. Even years after his acquittal, cops continue to harass him. Priced at Rs 495, this book as well as its Urdu and Hindi versions are available from or
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