Paul to Liberhan: How the Commission Reports work for corrupted Indian polity
|Note: The coincidence has been remarkably similar and as it provoked me, I have decided to record here. I may require more proof, as time has been elapsing, memory lapsing and people forget even just-past!|
26th November Mania grips Indian Politicians: One Manmohan Singh has been out of India tactfully making another Manmohan Singh to run riot in India on the eve of November 26th! As November 26 comes nearer, the secular Indian politicians want to exploit the emotional Indians to get excited and forget the real issues. Thus, they are made to forget about the rising prices of rice, vegetables, oils etc., but the rising temper. However, for some the past does not die soon. November 26th has been a Black Day in Indian history, as on that day many atrocities, murders etc., have been taken place. As this period marks auspicious for Hindus and Mohammedans, the Mohammedans had taken opportunity to attack Hindus on that day. In the context of comparing political events how Commissions have been reporting, two one-man Commission Reports are coming to mind because of striking similarities. As November 26th comes nearer, obviously and consciously two politicians have been so worried – one Sonia and another Karunanidhi.
Sonia and Karunanadhi: These matured Machiavellian politicians of Secular India have been maneuvering and none can match them. On 26-11-1980 – “26th November” Subramania Pillai Executive / Verification officer of Tiruchendur Murugan temple was found murdered mysteriously. On 26-11-2009, the Islamic Jihadi terrorists bombed, attacked and killed many innocent Indians in Mumbai, of course, including the fishermen on the boat. Sonia and Karunanidhi have been so worried about the widows of the victims, as they have been haunting and daunting them every day. While the widow Sonia herself is so worried about the coincidence, the wives of Karunanidhi are so worried.
Justice C. J. R. Paul Commission Report: Paul Commission was constituted to inquire into the cold blooded murder of a Hindu Religious & Endowment Board right inside the Tiruchendur Temple in Templenadu. Paul, the retired Judge had reportedly presented his report, but not only the report disappeared, but also Paul, as his whereabouts were not known since 1970. However, in 1999, Karunanidhi indicated to newspersons that “he managed to get a copy containing Jayalalitha’s demands, the same way he had obtained the C J R Paul Commission’s report on the mysterious death of Tiruchendur Murugan temple executive officer Subramania Pillai in 1982 during the M G Ramachandran regime”. Thus, it is evident that “he managed to get a copy containing Jayalalitha’s demands, the same way he had obtained the C J R Paul Commission’s report”. Thus, for the people in power getting copy of Commission Reports is not at all a big thing. Here, the question is how it disappeared!
Justice Manmohan Singh Liberhan Report: The Justice Manmohan Singh Liberhan Commission of Inquiry was appointed on December 16, 1992, 10 days after the demolition of the Babri Masjid. He was, then a sitting judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, was assigned the task of probing the sequence of events that led to the occurrences at the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid complex on December 6, 1992, resulting in the destruction of the structure. In a notification issued, the then Union Home Secretary, Madhav Godbole had said that the Commission would submit its report to the Central government “as soon as possible but not later than three months”.
17 years investigation -48 extensions-16½ hours presentation- 900 page Report: But with 48 extensions, the Liberhan panel became the longest Commission of Inquiry in the history of Independent India. The last extension was in March this year for three months. It took the Commission 16-and-a-half years to submit its 900-plus-page report. By June 30, 2009, when the report was submitted to Prime Minsiter Manmohan Singh, the Union Government had spent over Rs eight crore on the commission, making it the most costliest ever. Most of the expenses was spent on salary and perks of the supporting staff. As part of its brief, the Liberhan Commission had been asked to look into the role played by the then chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Kalyan Singh and his ministerial colleagues, officials of the UP Government, central leaders and by individuals, agencies concerned and organisations in bringing down the structure. The commission held 399 sittings and in the course of its investigation, examined powerful people like former prime minister P V Narasimha Rao, BJP leaders L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Kalyan Singh, VHP leader Ashok Singhal, the Congress’s Arjun Singh, and former UP chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav.
Karunanidhi’s official involvements in murders and assassination, acquitted later: People generally forget the recent past. In how many murders and assassination, Karunanidhi was officially involved? In fact, people, particularly, the non-Tanilnadu citizens know very well that he was one of the accused in the Indira Gandhi attempted murder along with 6 others in 1969. Indira Gandhi gave relief to him by withdrawing the case. He has been also under the suspicion of assassination Rajiv Gandhi, as he was / is having links with LTTE. Even when Priyanka met Nalini one of the offenders and undergoing punishment in Vellore jail, she was asking as to any political parties were involved in the assassination plot of his father? He was also involved in the cold-blooded murder of the Tiruchendur temple priest and people might have forgotten the Justice Paul Commission Report. The report itself was made disappeared ad the Judge made kept quite.
Karunanidhi and Commissions: Karunanidhi has always been a man of two faces, many tongues. He keeps harping publicly that he is willing to face any inquiry against him. But when an inquiry commission is instituted, he always runs away from it. He tried to run away from the Justice Sarkaria Commission constituted to inquire into corruption charges against him. Another example is the case where the Justice Paul Commission Report was stolen. A case was registered and in this connection in the Madras High Court his attitude of non-cooperation was heard by Justice Singaravelu. Karunanidhi, the fourth accused in the case, refused to cooperate. In fact, the learned Judge observed that “Even if the 4th accused is brought to Court through some coercive steps, it would be futile and the proposed remedy would only aggravate the malady…‘ Karunanidhi had obtained the C J R Paul Commission’s report on the mysterious death of Tiruchendur Murugan temple executive officer Subramania Pillai in 1982 during the M G Ramachandran regime. Ironically, the verification Officer of Hindu Religious & Endowment was murdered on 26-11-1980, “26th November”!
Sonia daunted and haunted by widows: After the Sikh widows meeting, Sonia, the widow was totally upset by another group of widows meeting her. There were moments in the meeting, according to sources, when the women talked about the similar situation inflicted on them by fate. “I also went through a similar situation,” Sonia reportedly told Kavita, recalling the time after Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination. However, the fact being that none of the widows are happy with Sonia. Not only the Sikh widows, now the Sri Lankan Tamil widows have also been in the same feeling, as if they were betrayed.
‘Don’t challenge my character…get lost’: Upset over the “leakage” of his report on Babri Masjid demolition, Justice (retd) Manmohan Singh Liberhan on Monday said he was not a “characterless” person who will hand it over to the media. “I will not speak on the report. If the report is with the media, then go and find out from where the media got it and who provided the report,” a visibly angry Liberhan told reporters at his residence in Sector 9 in Chandigarh. When it was pointed out that the opposition had been alleging that the report was “selectively leaked” and asked whether it was leaked from “his side”, Liberhan said, “let the opposition say anything, but what do you mean by this? “Don’t challenge my character…get lost,” a perturbed Liberhan, who lost his cool, said. “I am not a person who is accessible to you (media)…I don’t want to talk about it,” he said. “I am not that characterless a person that I will hand over the report to the media before being placed in Parliament,” Liberhan said.
The outburst of Manmohan Singh and Karunanidhi: The flare-up of Manmohan singh is something inexplicable and unwarranted, as it is open secret what these “One Man Commission” would deliver! Here, also the reaction has been remarkably striking! Karunanidhgi retorted to the media persons, when he was questioned about his son – Azhagiri’s involvement in a murder case. Immediately, he flared up and started accusing in a derogatory way, “…You are the murderer…..I tell you are the murderer……..”. “I am not that characterless a person that I will hand over the report to the media before being placed in Parliament,” Liberhan said. Yes, had he been so conscious about the justice, he would not have taken 17 years with all government perks and all enjoying life and finally present the “Prepared Report” to Congress at a particular time. And Karunanidhi obtained the C. J. R. Paul Report and reportedly destroyed as none knew where it had gone!
Justice delayed is Justice denied: Perhaps, even a student knows what it is. Then with all character conscious retired Judge should not have delayed his report. In fact, he could have resigned and gone sensing the political interference and his self-exploitation of becoming “Yes Master”. But he has not done. Nowadays, everybody knows the practical nuances of 900 pages report. How it is typed, corrected, retyped, corrected, and finally, correct or accepted copy is taken out, out of the printer! So can we say that the report has been so fool-proof that it could not have been accessed by anybody, even the “accepted copy” or “final draft” was being read by him up to his satisfaction! Then, he must have typed himself in his own computer, taken rough drafts, made corrections and then the final report. He must have destroyed all the early copies. Has he done that exactly, so that he can assert that the report was not leaked out!.
· Therefore, instead of presenting the facts to the people without any controversy, why the learned Judges, and others indulge in such emotional outbursts?
· Having delayed, he could have suggested releasing it after 26th November, instead of before 26th!
· Can Indians find any difference between the visibly cognizable sycophants like Navin Chawla and himself?
· The general public may doubt their credentials, as the happenings go in different way!
 A cursory glance through the Elliot and Dawson prove the fact. So also other Muslim Chronicles written in India and elsewhere!
 Nathuram Godse and Karunanidhi Written by Vedam on 18-04-2008