No Justice for Deaf and Mute Anil Kumar? Sexual Abuse Victim

December 26, 2009

In May 2009, ZIM had referred to the ‘mute’ response of Indian Media on one of biggest crimes to ever hit India – serial child abuse.

Recent cacophony pertaining to Ruchika Girotra’s persecution by a SPS Rathore made ZIM revisit what remains a criminal suppression of truth by Indian Government Authorities and media. An Australian Christian Missionary responsible for crimes of humongous magnitude is out on bail.

Full Video of Brother Paul Alan’s gut wrenching behavior can be viewed here. Brother Paul Alan was someone who escaped justice in Western Australia for fraud and operates in India as a Catholic Christian Missionary and a respected Doctor.  He led Mother Teresa’s “Missionaries of Charity’ Mass. Among other things he set up his own Missionary enterprise “New Hope”, solicited funds through advertorials.

Some of Brother Alan’s actions pertain to practicing medicine and worse doing surgeries on gullible poor, all without having a medical license.

But this was nothing compared to what you will read now. For three full decades, mind you, not just a day or a week or a month,  for three full decades, Brother Paul Alan sexually abused and assaulted hundreds of teenage children across eastern India in Orissa and Andhra Pradesh.

One child, 14 year old Anil Kumar, same age as Ruchika, who was deaf and mute but not dumb and who lived with Brother Paul Alan committed suicide (We do not know if it was a murder).

Deaf, Mute boy Anil Kumar:

It is not as if the news is not in the public domain. Sally Sara, ABC’s Indian Correspondent did outstanding investigative journalism to dig out the details on the outlaw.

As Sally Sara captures, Brother Paul Alan has been released on bail multiple times, doing more evil every time and Prosecution non existent.

Cover up in India has been massive. Government, the Media, So called Social Rights Activists all went  “Omerta” on this one.

There are many in the Government who need to provide answers on this one:

Sonia Gandhi, Ruling

Congress Party President                                                                                        

Rahul Gandhi, Ruling Congress                             Party General Secretary

Manmohan Singh,        Prime Minister

Navin Patnaik Chief                                                                                             Minister of Orissa

P Chidambaram, Home                                 Minister, India

YSR Reddy, Chief Minister, Andhra Pradesh

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BJP: Vasu Cut Down – Is Kamaraj Type Plan the Way Out?

October 24, 2009
BJP/RSS is showing poor understanding of how perceptions are formed. Perceptions are important in democratic polity. BJP
should know that it is operating in a hostile environment where its positive points will be under reported and its weaknesses
amplified.
Perceptions over a period of time shape credibilty and credibility is an important ingredient in electoral market place.
The way in which Vasu’s resignation was played out shows that either or both LKA/MB are making serious errors of judgement.
But for backing from LKA/MB, it seems unlikely that adhoc and arbitrary decisions’ll be continuously taken. RSS too cant wash
their hands off from these happenings as they unfold.
Despite Vasu’s mistakes, it is not untrue that the likes of Jaswant Singh undermined Vasu during her tenure. Vasu’s
accusations are a mere paraphrasing of what Arun Shourie highlighted in an even more damning terms – existence of double
standards. Vasu/Gen Khanduri might have failed to deliver. But so did Arun Jaitley(AJ)/Raj Nath Singh(RNS) in UP.
While failure in itself should not be a disqualification, as failures often result in learning key lessons, repeated failures
is a disqualification. From this perspective, Raj Nath Singh much more than Vasu/Khanduri should have been shown the door
first. The argument that RNS is anyway on the way out is specious.
Bleed an enemy by thousand cuts is something delivered on hostile elements. Not on oneself. Protracted bleeding that is being
manifest in BJP’s transition, reflects serious mistakes that BJP/RSS leadership is making.
When drastic changes to the organization are being carried out, it is better if it is done fast as a surgical strike. If
there is a bloodbath, so be it. Its better than protracted bleeding (factional shenanigans) that will impact BJP perception
in the minds of its prospective voters. A rapid strike also helps set the rules of the game – cut down factionalism. Events
if allowed to drift can impact credibility of Sangh.
One way to effect quick transition is through BJP’s own version of Kamaraj Plan. BJP can of course can call it “Vajpayee
Plan” or “Advani Plan”. More than semantics what is important is person/team arbitrating the plan execution should be
competent and perceived by most sections as genuinely neutral. People holding central party leadership positions, should be
asked to quit.
Let redeployments be representative, based primarily on capabilities/performance rather than solely on loyalties/Sangh
legacy. While importance of loyalty/trust cant be underplayed, deployments should be based primarily on potential for showing
positive results.
(This section making a pitch for re-susticating BJP is part of an extensive analysis that was done earlier post 2009 LS
Elections; addressing both strategic and tactical aspects)

BJP/RSS is showing poor understanding of how perceptions are formed, credibility built. Perceptions are important in democratic polity. BJP should know that it is operating in a hostile environment where its positive points will be under reported and its weaknesses amplified.

Perceptions over a period of time shape credibilty and credibility is a key ingredient in electoral market place.

The way in which Vasu’s resignation was played out shows that either or both LKA/MB are making serious errors of judgement.

But for backing from LKA/MB, it seems unlikely that adhoc and arbitrary decisions’ll be continuously taken. Sangh cant wash its hands off from the events as they unfold. It appears Mohan Bhagwat’s message on transition is being undermined.

Despite Vasu’s mistakes, it is not untrue that the likes of Jaswant Singh undermined Vasu during her tenure. Vasu’s accusations are a mere paraphrasing of what Arun Shourie highlighted in an even more damning terms – existence of double standards. Vasu/Gen Khanduri might have failed to deliver. But so did Arun Jaitley(AJ)/Raj Nath Singh(RNS) in UP.

While failure in itself should not be a disqualification, as failures often result in learning key lessons, repeated failures, is a disqualification. From this perspective, Raj Nath Singh much more than Vasu/Khanduri should have been asked to resign first.  The argument that RNS is anyway on the way out is specious. Buck rests at the top.

Bleed an enemy by thousand cuts is something delivered on hostile elements. Not on oneself. Protracted bleeding that is being manifest in BJP’s transition, and they reflect serious mistakes that BJP/RSS leadership appear to be making.

When drastic changes to the organization are being carried out, it is better if it is done fast as a surgical strike. If there is a bloodbath, so be it. Such a course is better than protracted bleeding (factional shenanigans) that will impact BJP perception in the minds of its prospective voter base. A rapid strike also helps set the rules of the game – cut down factionalism. Events if allowed to drift can impact credibility of Sangh.

One way to effect quick transition is through BJP’s own version of Kamaraj Plan. BJP can of course can call it “Vajpayee Plan” or “Advani Plan”. More than semantics what is important is person/team arbitrating the plan execution should be competent and perceived by most sections as genuinely neutral. People holding central party leadership positions, should be asked to quit.

Let redeployments be representative, based primarily on capabilities/performance rather than solely on loyalty/Sangh legacy. While importance of loyalty/trust cant be underplayed, deployments should be based primarily on potential for showing, sustaining positive results.

(This section making a pitch for re-susticating BJP is part of an extensive analysis that was done earlier post 2009 LS Elections; addressing both strategic and tactical aspects)

Tailpiece: Post this blogpost, Sarsangchalak of RSS, Shri MB openly alluded to serious nature of BJP’s problems. Contrary to inspired media leaks, central problem seems to lie with the BJP top brass.