Friday, September 28, 2012

Shaheed Bhagat Singh: A True Comrade!!!

One of the most inspirational icons of the Indian freedom struggle, Bhagat Singh was born on September 28, 1907 in the Khatkar Kalan village near Banga in the Lyallpur district of Punjab. Born into a Sikh family with a proud legacy of revolutionary activities against the British rule, Bhagat Singh cultivated his revolutionary zeal from a tender age.

The notorious Jalianwala Bagh Massacre in 1919 left an indelible scar on the mind of Bhagat Singh and soon he took up the membership of the youth organization Naujawan Bharat Sabha. Apart from mingling with noted revolutionaries such as Chandrasekhar Azad, Bhagat Singh worked relentlessly to garner opposition against the British.

In 1928, when the Simon Commission came to India, it was met with peaceful protests all over the country. During one such protest march in Lahore on October 30, veteran leader Lala Lajpat Rai was mercilessly beaten up by police chief Scott and Lala later succumbed to the fatal injuries. Bhagat Singh, who witnessed this macabre incident, hatched a conspiracy to kill Scott but in an unfortunate case of mistaken identity, DSP J.P. Saunders fell to the revolutionaries' bullets instead of the police chief.

Bhagat Singh went into hiding to escape prosecution, but when the British government enacted the draconian Defence of India Act, Bhagat and his comrades at the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association again planned to detonate a bomb in the assembly where the ordinance was going to be passed. As per the plot, on April 8, 1929, Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt stormed inside the court and threw bombs onto the corridors of the assembly shouting "Inquilab Zindabad." Both Singh and Dutt voluntarily courted arrest and they were sentenced to ' Transportation for Life' for the incident.

But soon the British got wind of Bhagat Singh's involvement in the killing of Saunders and along with Sukhdev and Rajguru, he was charged with murder. True to his fearless soul, Bhagat Singh owned responsibility of the murder and justified the act in a fiery statement. After a farcical trial lasting five months, on March 23, 1931, Bhagat Singh was hanged in Lahore with his fellow comrades Rajguru and Sukhdev.
                             Bhagat Singh's Telegram on Lenin's Death Anniversary-1930.

[On January 21, 1930, the accused in the Lahore Conspiracy Case appeared in the court wearing red scarves. As soon as the magistrate took his chair they raised slogans "Long Live Socialist Revolution", "Long Live Communist International", "Long Live People" "Lenin's Name Will Never Die", and "Down with Imperialism". Bhagat Singh then read the text of this telegram in the court and asked the magistrate to send it to the Third International.]

ON LENIN DAY WE SEND HEARTY GREETINGS TO ALL who are doing something for carrying forward the ideas of the great Lenin. We wish success to the great experiment Russia is carrying out. We join our voice to that of the international working class movement. The proletariat will win. Capitalism will be defeated. Death to Imperialism.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

"India: A Capitalist Paradise!!!"

Economies are classified into three approaches- Socialist, Capitalist and a Mixed approach. Socialist approach is pro-poor. It aims an equitable distribution of wealth. Government owns all the economic institutions. Capitalist approach creates wealth for a ‘class’ of people. The economic institutions are owned by individuals or a group of individuals. A mixed approach, however, is a blending of both. Both Individuals and government owns institutions. Government intervenes for social welfare.

Capitalism:India is a Third-World Country. It is a developing economy. It started out as a mixed economy. However, Post 1991, India has been moving towards capitalism with gushing force. Liberalization and globalisation opened Indian economy. Opening up sectors for foreign direct investment (FDI) has attracted great investment and employment opportunities. Liberalizing FII (Foreign Institutional Investor) norms has helped in easy availability of capital. There has been an easy availability of loans. Our GDP growth reached 9 per cent. The real estate market is blooming. Our industrialists bag awards for the wealthiest persons in Asia and world. We are growing into the fastest economies of the world. But does this achievement take into account Gandhi’s talisman?

Even after 60 years of independence we are unable to address the problems of poverty, education, housing, food, sanitation, etc. According to reliable economic sources, over 250 million people in India lives below the poverty line, over 300 million people are illiterate, there is a demand of millions of houses but most of it is not satisfied, almost 80 per cent of population in Mumbai lives in one bedroom-cum-drawing room house, over 25 per cent of our country’s population does not get clean water and proper sanitation. Most of the rural areas, which comprise almost 70 per cent population of India and include over 6.5 Lac villages, are under developed. The growth that we observe around us is lopsided, helping rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer. All these are the results of excessive capitalism and reliance on industrialization and urbanization. The trickle-down effect did not work. Social welfare schemes like NREGA, Sarva Shiksha, Abhiyaan etc. implemented by government are not serving the desired purpose. In an interview, Congress member Rahul Gandhi also admitted that out of every hundred rupee disbursed for the rehabilitation of poor only five percent reaches the actual intended person while the rest of it is gobbled up by corrupt bureaucrats.

By capitalizing the economy, we are promoting industrialization. The ‘growth’ is at the cost of agriculture. Indian economy is an agrarian economy. India is a home to millions of villages. Villages provide an economic base to our prosperity as food production happens there. But our economy is opening at a dangerous speed. The government is losing control. It is the duty of the government to distribute wealth evenly. But if liberalization and government’s negligence continues at this speed, we will soon be importing food grains. Development does not mean transformation of rural areas into urban areas. It means developing the rural areas. Technology should reach rural India to increase self-sufficiency. Medical and educational facilities should be provided. Basic amenities should be provided. There should be creation of facilities so that villagers feel no need to migrate to urban areas.
Capitalism states: ‘Those who survive let them survive. Those who can’t, let them Perish’. This is what is happening in our Country. The Poor are seen as hurdles in the development path.

Crony Capitalism:Its complete nexus between Government, Rich and Bureaucratic. Rich influence government policy and bureaucrat implements it in favor of rich. Crony capitalism favor only rich and suppress poor in development. We can see such  huge activity in India around recent times starting from bofors to Coal scam. Scam and corruption are pre dominate after 1990 liberalism policy. Coal Scam, 2G scam, KG Basin scam, Antrix Scam, Black money, Hawala, Bond scam, CWG scam, Adarsh Scam etc the list is endless. It lead to accumulation of wealth on big monopolies. There is no difference between two major parties in India, since both supports Neo-liberalism policy.

External influence determine Indian government policy and governance. The rise of New imperialism policy across western countries resulted in forced economic situation in Third world countries. World bank, IMF, World trade center determines policy of nation's government. A good example would be Mexican situation were they borrowed excess of debt during 90's from World bank & IMF. Which forced Mexico government to except World bank demand. They ordered Mexico to open nation oil wells to Financiers. Such situation can change any time towards India. We need to be cautious over the situation of debt crisis and Opening Market.

Corporate/MNC: Most deadliest virus of imperialism of recent times. It's restructuring all major cities in developing countries. The Main form exploitation in mega cities against poor and Lower middle class. They are forcing an artificial economy and falsehood environment. It's indirect method of capitalism and imperialism. They don't concentrated only with particular nation alone since they divert capital to more countries.

Over through all Capitalist and imperialist approach from country and turn it towards Socialism.
Capitalist: "From each as much as you can get; to each as little as you can get away with giving."
Socialist: "From each according to his ability; to each according to his need."

Source:Internet source, Newspaper, Bablu thought's.        

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

"Soviet Union/Socialist Shadow on India"

After 1991 liberalism policy India's political polarity changed from Soviet Union Socialism to U.S Capitalism. Over 5 decades of Soviet's shadow on India had a great impact in overall development. If we have to discuss Soviet relation with India then we have start our history back from per-Independence period. Russian Revolution and socialist government in Soviet union inspired many politician's and freedom fighters back in India.

Key Personality of such influence was Nehru and Gandhi both advocated for socialist administration in India. The extra ordinary influence of riches within congress forced to elect Mixed economy. India always had good relation with Soviet Union and other socialist countries. India has still lots of impact of Soviet and socialist principles. We need to look back some of the shadows in India.

5-Year Plan: Joesph Stalin's major economy plan in Soviet Union was 5-years Plan. Nehru took up that 5-year for Indian economy its one of the few socialist policy remaining till now. 5 year plan was to develop an undeveloped sector over a period of 5 years.

Nationalization: Its major strategic of socialist country to convert private property to public property. Indian government has nationalized Tata airlines, 17 private banks, mines etc.Indira Gandhi used it has weapon of government towards Private players.

Co-operative Society/Farming: Stalin's successful New economic policy aggregated co-operative farming for farmers. Co-operative societies/bank/Farming are present in larger section among rural areas. In co-operative societies farmers or producers join together sell their product without brokers or traders. They equally share income and revenue without discrimination.

Housing Board: Housing board system in some states of India were Soviet Union commune type. Housing board constructs flats and provides in low price for poor and others. Tamil Nadu "smathuvapuram" are replica of Commune.

State Enterprise: Government and government undertaken company & enterprise are socialist model of economy. All profit and earnings goes to government rather than to private one. It increases nations wealth and economic stability.

State Planning Committee: Planning commission are key for planned economy in socialist countries. India using such replica with only difference would be members of the committee. They determine future development and planning for country.

Ration/PDS: In Soviet Union food and commodities are supplied through common mood of distribution. Ration helped in control price rise and inflation. Tamil Nadu is forefront runner state in implementing ration and PDS.

Agro Market: A socialist model for farmers were they directly sell there agro product to consumer. Which eliminate unwanted traders and brokers in between producer and consumer. Ullavar Santhai was a argo Market in Tamil Nadu .

Soviet Friendship: 70% of Indian Arms from Soviet Union (later Russia), Supported India in all major war, Launched India's First Satellite, Supported India's Nuclear program and India's strategic partner.                 

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