[Assam] Fwd: Murder Most Foul - Pets
DR BIKASH KUMAR DAS
biku006 at yahoo.co.in
Tue Jul 15 23:21:18 IST 2008
With all the relevant informations, I would like to request Mr.Ambikash Shukla and the newspaper Deccan chronicle Editor to open my web site and the photographs taken to prove our origin and happiness, unity better than any Indian.
Mr.Shukla and Editor Deccan Chronicle Sir, Please see www.rjadventures.org This is another eye opener web site for all, not simply tourism and money making.Kindly have broader mind for the people of NE and think much before talk.Our civilization carries the crowning glory from 5000 BC.
Dr.Bikash Kumar Das
Rhino Jungle Adventures
Karnataka, North East India.
info at rjadventures.org
--- On Tue, 15/7/08, Ram Sarangapani <assamrs at gmail.com> wrote:
From: Ram Sarangapani <assamrs at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Assam] Fwd: Murder Most Foul - Pets
To: "A Mailing list for people interested in Assam from around the world" <assam at assamnet.org>
Date: Tuesday, 15 July, 2008, 11:04 PM
Thanks C'da. I am not sure why it didn't make it to the Assamnet the
BTW - I made sure to CC all her friends at JNU, the Deccan Chronicle and
If nothing else, the next time any of these people write, they might think
carefully and pay more attention.
On 7/15/08, Chan Mahanta <cmahanta at charter.net> wrote:
> Terrific Ram.
> At 11:53 AM -0500 7/15/08, Ram Sarangapani wrote:
> > Not sure if this made it to Assamnet before. Anyway forwarding
> >Dear Ms. Shukla,
> >I was agast to read your article "Murder most foul" in the
> >(July 15, 2008). Yes, I was agast as to how the poor JNU's campus
> >bludgeoned to death, but I was more agast of your rather poor
> >and condescension toward the North Eastern states of India.
> >It maybe that you perhaps first need an object lesson in geography,
> >history of India (you know - get to know your country), and not in the
> >least, a good lesson in humility.
> >First of all, you ought to know that the North Eastern States
> >many other states. In Assam, a North-Eastern State, for example, there
> >many vegitarians, as well as non-vegitarians, and the population is
> >Hindu. Manipur, another North-Eastern state, too is mostly Hindu. Dogs
> >certainly are not on the menu.
> >It is unfortunate, that you could not bring yourself to appreciate the
> >beauty of the landscape of Nagaland. You probably did not find it in
> >heart to appreciate and study the culture, the language and customs of
> >good people of Nagaland. If I could suggest, you might want to try and
> >the volumes of good literature written by the British (many of the
> >army) on the North-Eastern states during the Raj.
> >You make some sweeping statements regarding the whole of the North
> >when you declare,
> >"Apparently North-Eastern students at JNU regularly lynch and
> >Really! Have you ever met or heard of any Assamese or Manipuri who
> >dogs? I know, you may think 'they all look alike' and hence
> >condescension and then clubbing of all the 'natives' together.
> >however, is the people in the North-Eastern states are as varied and
> >different as other parts of the country, and so are their food habits.
> >come in different hues.
> >That is what makes India unique, as the country comprises of all hues,
> >shapes, forms, colors, religions, vegitarians, and non-vegitarians.
> >And when you write
> > "After combing the area, my husband visited the Gaon Burha
> >Pradhan) of the closest Naga settlement and spelt out all sorts of
> >consequences if the dog did not return. Twenty minutes later, Bindu
> >safely home."
> >Wow! isn't that something? Your husband showed them, didn't
he? Your army
> >husband brought down the full weight and force of the whole Indian
> >the Gaon Burha and threatened the poor guy with "dire
> >One wonders, with all this condescension raining down on the poor
> >those threats might have been?
> >Beat up the natives? Burn down their silly hutments? Kill, rape and
> >their sordid villages? What?
> >Ms. Shukla, what you and your husband may not know is that the Indian
> >is NOT yours or your husband's personal army. The Army has a role,
> >hopefully that role does NOT consist of rescuing irish setters of some
> >officer. Your very tone suggests of condescension and of 'dealing
> >natives'. At the very least you might want to get off that high
> >descend the mighty steps of Indraprastha.
> > Just like many people, we too love our pets and would prefer that
> >not be ill-treated. Your concern for the pet dogs of JNU is admirable.
> >Every time we visit India, we often see animals either uncared for, or
> >ill-treated. All sorts of animals from domestic cows, and horses to
> >are let loose and are not cared for.
> >Therefore when you write about Nagas (and all of the North-East)
> >dogs, one tends to think about all those other animals being eaten by
> >non-vegitarians? How do you think vegitarians feel about the
> >these animals and how they are slaughtered? How do you explain that
> >hard-core vegitarians in India? How do you feel about the slaughter
> >goats and buffaloes in the name of animal sacrifice in many Kali and
> >Temples across India? Where really are your sensitivities? Do you
> >vehemently and with such venom?
> >I would like you and your kind readers to also note this. The past so
> >years, there has been a tendency, specially in Delhi, to view young
> >from the North East as "easy". There have been a number of
cases of rape
> >molestation of these women, and if I am not mistaken even at JNU.
> >cases were not so much because the victims were women, but more so
> >they belonged to the North-Eastern States.
> >In fact, after one of these cases, a high-ranking police official in
> >was quoted saying something like, "These North-Eastern girls
> >properly - then these things would not happen". This is the same
> >women from the West are periodically molested and raped in Delhi and
> >places - they are though of as being "easy" and dressing
> >Then there are pre-conceived notions held by sections of people in
> >other places that the North-Eastern states are "foreign" and
> >from China or some other place - obviously because how some of them
> >Add articles like yours to such pre-concieved notions and then imagine
> >the people of the North-East are likely to feel. And then good people
> >rest of the country keep wondering why on earth do the people of the
> >North-East feel alienated from the rest of country?
> >Perhaps you and others would be kind enough to educate this section
> >and uneducated Delhites and other places that the people of the
> >North-Eastern states are also Indians. That some look different and
> >different as people from Kerela and UP, and that their customs and
> >are different as others, and lastly they are as much (or as
> >less)sophisticated and educated as people in the rest of India.
> >Lastly, regarding the punishment you recommend for Mr. Yoronso. First
> >what are the laws regarding animal cruelty in India? Is it a crime to
> >dogs? Is the law strictly applied? How is the slaughtering of a goat
> >slitting its throat, half-way) any different? Have you goaded others
> >prosecute all such butchers in India?
> >And then, what has Mr. Yoronso's Phd to do with this case? Why
> >take away his Phd? Does the crime, if any, fit the punishment you
> >Bottom line, Ms. Shukla, your article hurts a lot of people, and you
> >do the country any favors. But, I have a lot of confidence in the
> >Chronicle's readership. They will, I am sure, give your article
> >attention it deserves and understand the gist of my protest here.
> >I sincerely hope the Deccan Chronicle will publish this strong
> >Sincerely & with best wishes,
> >Ram Sarangapani
> >Texas, USA
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> >assam at assamnet.org
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