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Murderers and Rapists of Children Should be condemned to Life Imprisonment and Not Subjected to Revision

Clement Ferrer

The sentences for capital crimes are becoming more severe, among which what happened with the case of the children Ruth and José Bretón who were burned to death in their father’s own farm.

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He will continue to be in prison. There, he will be the object of “periodical revisions” in order to prove that he will be able to re-integrate into society and will not commit that same type of crime ever again. This does not mean, however, that he was sentenced to life imprisonment subject to revision.

An extension in prison, if there is no guarantee that the prisoner will return to society without any problems, would nevertheless correspond to life imprisonment.

Moreover, the assassin Anders Behring Breivik is not angry nor suffered from a temporary mental rapture. He killed 77 young people in cold blood at Oslo and in the island of Utoya. Norway has an inflexible criminal system which has supplied itself with adequate legal and repressive instruments under rigorous judicial control.

This multiple homicide, conspirator, and blood thirsty assassin was given the maximum sentence of 21 renewable years in prison, which can also be understood as life imprisonment. According to Norwegian legislation, after serving the sentence, the tribunals can extend the sentence every five years in an indefinite manner if they retain that the prisoner is still a threat to society.

Murderer and rapist José Franco de la Cruz was released from prison after serving 21 years of his sentence. Within months of his release, he was rearrested by the police for an alleged sexual assault of a homeless girl. Repeat offenders should be banned from society; their sentence should be life imprisonment.

Moreover, the U.S. and China lead the ranking of countries with more death sentences. According Amnesty International, over 2,000 people were executed in death row in 22 countries and more than 5,000 people were prosecuted.

In the past 25 years, the number of countries who sentenced the condemned to the death penalty has declined by 50%. Mexico and Liberia are the countries that recently have eliminated the death penalty from its legislation.

Critics assert that the death penalty is inhumane and turns the Government into an executor, preventing the repair of judicial slips that can be beyond repair.

Finally, the UN Human Rights Commission ratified a resolution asking countries to ban the death penalty, and to protect the dignity and inalienable rights of every human person at every moment of his or her existence from conception till natural death. (Translated by Gianna A. Sanchez Moretti).

Clement Ferrer

Independent Forum of Opinion

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Importance of MASJID vs clubs

Ashfaq Sharif

I want to convey my message to all Muslim followers regarding what is more important in our daily life MASJID or CLUB.

I WANT to share my view point and all Muslim followers judge it.

Masjid entry free of cost but never occupy (expect Holy month of Ramzan )

Club never allow free entry which charged from members but often remain occupy

Very strange people prefer to go to HELL with payment but not interested to go to HEAVEN free of cost, this trend is not hidden from any common but who will awake this sleeping Muslims?

Being Muslim followers we wish to go to Heaven but we do not perform accordingly but doing anti-islamic teachings and expect from GOD to reach heaven which is too blunder and making foolish own self nothing else.

Thanking You

Yours faithfully

(Ashfaq Sharif)

If this is spirituality India will be better without it

Hem Raj Jain

Dear Editor

Sub:- Solution to Kashmir problem will be litmus test for Sri Sri Ravi Shankar brand of spirituality.

The spiritual guide of PM Modi Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (SSRS) who also conducted international ‘Art of living’ grand program in 2016 at the bank of river Yamuna in India’s capital Delhi with the support of Government of India (GOI) including of its military for making temporary bridges for crossing the river by devotees] has wrote an article published in prominent and leading English Newspaper ‘The Times of India’ on December, 31 titled ‘Do swim with appearances, but take care not to be taken in by them’

In this article about demonetization SSRS said –“Demonetization has caused some discomfort to people in the short term but will benefit the nation eventually. Though substantially inconvenienced themselves, most Indians wholeheartedly supported the measure. The collective willingness to go through austerity for long-term greater good is a rare quality, not found in most societies in the world today. It is the spiritual temperament prevailing in India that makes it strong enough to withstand challenges that would cause chaos elsewhere”.

If as per SSRS this is spirituality, India will be better without it as explained below:-

(1)- What is so spiritual about 99 % of ~ 1.3 billion innocent Indians cowardly tolerating harassment and torture and helplessly watching their children starving, women delivering a baby in the ‘Q’ of Bank / ATM, senior citizens dying, (as they could not be provide food and medicine) millions losing job & business and all these for the want of cash though these Indians had money which was denied to them through illegal and criminal demonetization.

(2)- What is so spiritual about 99 % of ~ 1.3 billion innocent Indians unable to protect themselves against oppression of illegal and draconian demonetization [despite Article 21, 14, 19 (1) (g), 300 A, 78, 56 (1) (b), 124 (4) of the Constitution, Section 26 (2) of the RBI Act, section 304 A, 34, 120 B of IPC and section 12 (b) of the Protection of Human Rights Act] and every State authority (President, Parliament, Supreme Court, RBI, NHRC) could fail India

(3)- What is so spiritual about Indians getting carried away by false propaganda of GOI that this demonetization is about eliminating black-money & recovering Income Tax when Indians know that GOI did not recover Rs ~ 1,000 Trillion Income Tax from the income which people illegally declared as agriculture income as mentioned at http://www.alwihdainfo.com/Now-India-bound-to-get-Rs--1000-Trillion-income-tax-as-Delhi-Police-steps-in_a31456.html

(4)- What is so spiritual about Indians getting carried away by false propaganda of GOI that this demonetization is also about cashless (less-cash) economy whereas Indians know that less-cash economy could have been achieved painlessly (without illegal & draconian demonetization) by merely making transactions of goods & services provided by Union Government, all the State Governments and Local bodies (like diesel, petrol, govt. fertilizers, govt. pesticides, electricity, water, Railways, State transport Services etc) cashless in first stage. This would have addressed the problem of connectivity etc needed for electronic transfer and then in second stage cashless transaction could have been extended to other fields also.

In said article SSRS also said – “The world is looking for new ways to solve problems and spirituality can provide these solutions. That peace can be a real and effective tool in resolving even long-standing conflicts. In India too, a sustained effort is needed in creating an atmosphere conducive to meaningful dialogue involving all stakeholders in Kashmir to find concrete long-term solutions”.

It is not expected from a venerated celebrity like SSRS to talk so casually about chronic and gory Kashmir problem (which has claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people). SSRS has already met with the father of Hizbul Commander Burhan Wani at his Bengaluru Ashram and has even gone to Kashmir during 5 months shutdown of Kashmir where SSRS has met many Kashmiri leaders from various fields.

Therefore if SSRS really believes that his brand of spirituality (which calls the cowardice and immoral submission of Indians to illegal and draconian demonetization as spirituality) can solve Kashmir problem then SSRS should behave responsibly and should tell the Kashmiris that in how much time bound period Kashmir problem will be solved and for this what will have to be done by Kashmiris.

With best wishes for happy New Year

Hem Raj Jain

(Author of ‘Betrayal of Americanism’}

Bengaluru, India

Petition should be filed in J&K HC to counter petition in Delhi HC about Article 370

Hem Raj Jain

Dear Editor

Sub:- when India has not restored the territorial integrity of J&K in 70 years, the people of J&K has every constitutional right to revoke the ‘Instrument of Accession’.

---- As per media report – ‘[Non-applicability of any Constitutional amendment in Jammu and Kashmir, without a Presidential Order under Article 370 of the Constitution, has been challenged in the Delhi High Court which has decided to hear a PIL in this regard on January 2. This petition challenges the Constitution Order 1954 that adds a proviso to Article 368 of the Constitution]”

It does not need further elaboration that this matter of special status of J&K under Article 370 is a question of life & death for the people of J&K. Hence by citing this petition in Delhi HC as cause of action the people of J&K should file a writ petition in J&K HC. The people of J&K will succeed in this petition at J&K HC [which will ultimately be transferred to Supreme Court of India (SCI) along with said petition in Delhi HC] only when they say the following in this petition:-

(1)- The people of J&K should say that there is nothing sacred about claim that entire J&K (including PoK) is an integral part of India. Territories are not decided on paper but by military strength. Hence mere mention of J&K being an integral part of India is not worth the paper (howsoever important like Indian Constitution) it is written on especially when about half the territory of J&K (as it was in August 1947) is with Pakistan for the last 70 years (even some with China through Pakistan).

(2)- The people of J&K should say that theocratic Pakistan much smaller than India tried to take Muslim J&K militarily in 1947, 1948, 1965, 1971, during Kargil etc but so-called secular Hindu majority India never tried to retrieve Muslim PoK militarily from Pakistan. Therefore as per adverse possession Pakistan has better claim on J&K than India.

(3)- The people of J&K should say that on the contrary (instead of taking on Pakistan military for the retrieve of PoK) the Indian military is showing its ‘bravery’ by training guns at the civilians of J&K under the protection of AFSPA, SPA etc with the result gross human rights violation by security forces of India have taken place in J&K and which has even recently resulted in over 5 months of shut down in Kashmir valley (due to killing, injuring, damaging eyes mostly of youth at huge scale by pellet guns).

(4)- The people of J&K should say that J&K acceded to India in order to protect its territorial integrity (which was threatened by Pakistan). That is the main reason that ‘Instrument of Accession’ granted martial (mainly defense) jurisdiction to Union of India. But when India has not restored the territorial integrity of J&K in 70 years (~ half of territory of J&K is still with Pakistan and China) that means Union of India has deliberately reneged on its obligation as per ‘Instrument of Accession’. Hence the people of J&K not only have every constitutional right to revoke the ‘Instrument of Accession’ signed in 1947 end but also to approach various international forums in order to restore the territorial integrity of J&K.

(5)- The people of J&K should say that the people of India and Indian State should be grateful to the people of J&K that so far the people of J&K have not moved the Court to revoke the ‘Instrument of Accession’ and are satisfied only with the Constitutional provisions which give special rights to the people of J&K [including those which are related to the citizenship (permanent residency) of J&K and right to immovable properties to only natives of J&K]

(6)- The people of J&K should say that in view of the above mentioned the Court should declare that there is no illegality or unconstitutionality in - “[Non-applicability of any Constitutional amendment in Jammu and Kashmir, without a Presidential Order under Article 370 of the Constitution or in the Constitution Order 1954 that adds a proviso to Article 368 of the Constitution]”

Here it is important to mention that the people of J&K will succeed in this petition in J&K HC and ultimately in SCI only when some leaders of various fields in J&K (who have unquestioned loyalty to the cause of J&K) will be present in Court on hearing day to provide on-the-spot guidance to their advocate, whenever necessary, to fight this writ petition properly & effectively.

Regards

Hem Raj Jain

Will foreign media (debarred by RBI) & others enlighten the world about illegality & inhumanity of demonetization?

Hem Raj Jain

Dear Editor

Sub:- (i)- Even so-called leader of free World US Presidents Obama & Trump are silent on harassment (including ~ 100 killed) of largest democracy of the World (ii)- Like Members of Parliament, Indian media etc are also protecting constitutional & other authorities in this criminal demonetization.

In a surprising move, journalists from The Economist magazine, BBC, Associated Press, Agence France-Presse and Indian media organizations like Firstpost were kept out of December 8, 2016 press conference of Reserve bank of India (RBI) by its Governor Urjit Patel. Though the Economist magazine's Mumbai correspondent Stanley Pignal reportedly said the official reason given by RBI's spokeswoman was that they "can't accommodate all media anymore" and that it had nothing to do with the critical coverage of demonetization by the magazine.

But anybody who knows how demonetization has flopped and how it has caused grave & gross harassment and torture (including ~ 100 deaths) of innocent 99 % of ~ 1.3 Billion people of India and how Government of India (GOI) led by PM Modi has succeeded in ensuring the silence of political parties, political commentators, academicians, Indian media etc and even of Member of Parliament (MPs) about illegality of this draconian demonetization, GOI knows and fears that it will bring Modi government down if foreign media high lights the illegality of this demonetization (in addition to it being neither intelligent nor humane as per Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen too).

Moreover if this trend of RBI (which can be only due to pressure of GOI on RBI) continues where the RBI has banned a section of criticizing media from its press conferences, then it is merely a matter of time that the other government agencies will follow the suit. Hence this is not a one-off incident and if not reversed then the future of India (the largest and only secular democracy in this highly volatile region) would be bleak.

Such an open loot and legalized plunder through demonetization (as per former Prime Minister and former RBI governor Manmohan Singh too) has been possible due to simple reason that world leaders (including so-called leader of free World the US Presidents Obama & Trump) are silent on this all pervasive persecution of Indians by constitutional and other authorities of India. These World leaders are naively forgetting that the pampering and protecting the criminal constitutional & other authorities of India at the cost of innocent 99 % of ~ 1.3 Billion people of democratic India will not serve the interest of their country in the long run.

In such a dismal and hopeless situation for Indians, the foreign media can help the beleaguered Indians if foreign media high lights the illegality of this draconian demonetization as given below:-

(1)- ID was illegally demanded from the bearer of the notes while replacing old notes with new notes despite mention on the notes by RBI Governor that ‘I promise to pay to the bearer’ of Rs 500 & 1,000 notes, which were demonetized.

(2)- The GOI and its political and other defenders are spreading a canard that under Section 26 (2) of Reserve Bank of India Act this demonetization and after that whatever GOI & RBI have been doing is legal, but in reality& in law it is wrong. The Section 26 (2) of RBI Act reads as – “On recommendation of the Central Board the [Central Government] may, by notification in the Gazette of India, declare that, with effect from such date as may be specified in the notification, any series of bank notes of any denomination shall cease to be legal tender [save at such office or agency of the Bank and to such extent as may be specified in the notification]”.

(3)- In Section 26 (2) of RBI Act - “and to such extent as may be specified in the notification” - is most important. If RBI or its office or agency (like Post Office and Banks) refuse to exchange the old notes with new notes by saying that there is no currency available (as per extent or limit say Rs 2,000 or 4,000 per day etc specified in the notification) then Court should have declared RBI (through its office or agency) as Bankrupt (because it is unable to repay outstanding debts) and should have further declared such ‘Immediate-cutoff-demonetization’ illegal.

[Because this extent, as specified in the notification, when un-fulfilled (that too and especially regarding currency) would violate constitutional fundamental right of life & liberty of the people under Article 21 and also the constitutional right to property under Article 300A which says no person shall be deprived of his property (currency etc) save by authority of law].

(4)- The observation on November, 18 by Supreme Court of India - that if situation (about availability of currency at Post offices and Banks) does not improve then there may be riots - is precisely the situation where Court should have declare RBI bankrupt and this demonetization [where Rs 500 and 1,000 notes were cutoff (denied as legal tender) at the notice of 4 hours in the night], illegal. For this dereliction by Supreme Court of India (SCI) it should have been impeached by Parliament under Article 124 (4) of the Constitution.

(5)- If any driver kills some body by car / truck due to negligent driving or an organizer of public event neglects security precautions with the result people die in fire accident then such negligent driver and organizer etc are prosecuted and punished under Section 304 A of IPC. Therefore Government of India (GOI) led by PM Modi (including its Cabinet) and RBI officials are legally expected to be prosecuted under Section 304 A, 34, 120 (B) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) for causing death by negligence (of not making adequate preparation for replacing old notes with new notes promptly and due to their this negligence ~ 100 people have died and practically entire India is suffering).

(6)- There is one more constitutional violation has been done by President and Prime Minister. India has Cabinet system of governance where Cabinet approval of major decisions is to be taken pre-facto. But Finance Minister Arun Jaitley (during TV interview) told that he also knew little bit about demonetization. Moreover this week in an interview to a TV Channel Finance Minister of Bengal Amit Mitra said that a senior Cabinet Minister told him (when Mitra was in Delhi for a meeting) that he and other Cabinet Ministers knew about demonetization only through TV address of PM Modi when PM MOdi announced on November 8, 2016 about demonetization.

(7)- President Pranab Mukherjee (who was also Finance Minister of India hence knows the devastating implications of such sudden banning of 86 % of currency) is legally expected to know about such non-approval of cabinet about de-monetization and was expected to take appropriate action under Article 78 of the Constitution to stop such illegal demonetization . But he failed to do so which has put entire India in such agony and for which President should have been impeached by Parliament under Article 56 (1) (b) of the Constitution.

(8)- On November 28, 2016 Deputy Leader of Upper House of Parliament (Rajyasabha) Anand Sharma (of Congress party) raised ‘Point-of-order’ saying that Government of India is carrying out demonetization since November 8, 2016 illegally / unconstitutionally because it is violating Article 21 and 300 A of the Constitution. There is on more important legal point which was raised on November, 28 by Leader of Opposition Gulam Nabi Azad (of Congress party) that Cabinet (including Finance Minister) was not kept in the loop by PM Modi in demonetization process with the result people are dying and suffering . But these leaders and other MPs in Parliament have still not pressed the point of order about Article 21, 300 A and 78 of the Constitution and Section 26 (2) of RBI Act and Section 304 A, 34, 120 (B) of IPC.

Therefore if foreign media (debarred by RBI) & others can enlighten the world about illegality & inhumanity of demonetization [by insisting on the need to bring constitutional and other authorities (namely President, Prime Minister and his cabinet Supreme Court Judges, RBI officials) to justice {under Article 21, 300 A, 78, 56 (1) (b), 124 (4) of The Constitution and section 26 (2) of RBI Act and section 304 A, 34 and 120 (B) of IPC} so that nobody can dare to kill and harass the Indians in this and similar manner in future], then innocent 99 % of ~ 1.3 Billion beleaguered people of India will always be grateful to such friendly foreign media.

Regards

Hem Raj Jain

(Author of ‘Betrayal of Americanism’)

Bengaluru, India.