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எதிர்த்த கம்பெனியுடன் உடன்பாடு செய்து கொண்டது: வல்சா ஜானைக் கொன்றது யார் என்ற மர்மம் நீடிக்கிறது. இதுவரை கைது செய்யப்பட்டோர் மூவரும் வல்சா ஜானின் நண்பர்கள் தாம். தவிர தேடப் பட்டு வரும் எழுவரும் அவரது கூட்டாளிகள் / சேர்ந்து பணி புரிபவர்கள் தாம். முதலில் மூவர் என்று செய்திகள் வந்தன[1], பிறகு எழுவர் என்றாகியது. ஆனால், அவர்களுடைய பெயர்களைக் குறிப்பிட போலீஸார் மறுத்து விட்டனர்[2]. ஆனால் கொலை செய்யப் பட்ட காரணம் புதிராகவே உள்ளது. பலவித கோணங்களில் விசாரித்து வரும் போலீஸாருக்குப் பற்பல வித சாத்தியக்கூறுகள் தென்படுகின்றன. பேனம் நிலக்கரி கம்பெனிக்கு எதிராக நடத்திய போராட்டத்தின் மூலம் வல்சா அந்த பகுதியில் மிகுந்த செல்வாக்கைப் பெற்றிருந்தார்[3]. பிறகு, அவரைச் சேர்ந்தவர்களுக்கே, அவரது நடவடிக்கைகளில் சந்தேகம் ஏற்பட்டது. எந்த கம்பெனியியை எதிர்த்து போராட்டம் நடத்தப் பட்டதோ, அதே கம்பெனியின் அதிகாரிகளிடம் நெருங்கிப் பழகி வருவது, தொடர்பு வைத்திருந்தது அவர்களுக்கு அதிருப்தியை ஏற்படுத்தியது. அது மட்டுமல்லாது, அரசியல்வாதிகளுடான தொடர்பு சந்தேகத்தை மேலும் வளர்த்தது.

வல்சா ஜானுக்கு நெருக்கமானவர்கள், நண்பர்கள் யார்? கன்னியாஸ்திரிக்கள் இக்னேஸியா, ரமணி, மற்றவர்கள் கூட இருந்து வேலை செய்பவகள். சேவியர் பயஸ் ஜார்கண்ட் சுரங்க ஒத்துழைப்பு கமிட்டியின் [Jharkhand Mines Area Coordination Committee] உறுப்பினர் ஆவர். ஜார்கண்ட் மாநிலம் கிருத்துவ ஆதிக்கத்திற்குப் பெயர் போனது. சென்ற வருடம் வாடிகனின் தூதர் சல்வடோர் பென்னாச்சியோ [Salvatore Pennacchio] இங்கு விஜயம் செய்தபோது, மாவோயிஸ்ட்டுகளை ஆதரிக்கும் பிஷப் சார்லஸ் சொரேங் மற்றும் இதர கத்தோலிக்க கன்னியாஸ்திரிக்கள் கலந்து கொண்டனர்.  மாவோயிஸ்ட்டுகளை ஆதரிக்கும் பிஷப் சார்லஸ் சொரேங் “கிருத்துவ சேவகர்களை மாவோயிஸ்ட்டுகள் தாக்க மாட்டார்கள், ஏனெனில் அவர்கள் ஏழைகளுக்கு உதவுகின்றனர், மற்றும் அவர்களுக்கு நீதி வழங்க போராடுகின்றனர்” என்று அவர் பேசியுள்ளார். இதை கொச்சியிலிருந்து வெளிவரும் கத்தோலிக்கப் பத்திரிக்கையான சத்திய தீபம் சொல்கிறது[4].

வல்சா ஜானைக் கண்டு பயந்த எம்.எல்.ஏ: சைமன் மராண்டி என்ற உள்ளூர் எம்.எல்.ஏ கூறியதாவது, “அவர் மிகவும் பலம் வாய்ந்தவராக இருந்தார். அவர் இருக்கும் பகுதியில் என்னாலேயே செல்லமுடியாமல் இருந்தது/. அந்த அளவிற்கு அவர் இணையாக தனது ராஜ்ஜியத்தை நடத்தி வந்தார்”. அன்னி ஜான் என்ற வல்ச்சா ஜானின் சகோதரி கூறியதாவது, “வனவாசிகள் எந்நேரமும் கைகளில் வில்-அம்புகளுடன் பாதுகாப்பு கொடுத்து வந்தனர். அவர்களிடம் தாரைத்தப்பட்டை-மேளதாளங்கள் இருந்தன.” அதாவது அவரை யாரும் அந்த அளவிற்கு சுலபமாக நெருங்கி விடமுடியாது. சோனாராம் என்பிரம் என்ற வல்சா ஜானுக்கு வாடகை கொடுத்த வீட்டுஇன் சொந்தக்காரர் கூறியதாவது, “அவர்கள் வந்தார்கள், கொன்றார்கள், சென்றார்கள். செல்லும்போது நோட்டீஸுகளைப் போட்டு விட்டு சென்றார்கள்”, இதனால், மாவோயிஸ்ட்டுகள் கொன்றிருக்கலாமா என்ற சந்தேகம் எழுகிறது. இருப்பினும் அந்த நோட்டீஸுகள், போஸ்டர்கள் முதலியவற்றைப் பற்றி போலீஸார் சந்தேகப் படுகின்றரனர். உண்மையான கொலையாளிகள் திசைத் திருப்ப அவ்வாறு போட்டுச் சென்றிருக்கலாம் என்கின்றனர்.

எதிர்த்த கம்பெனியே பணம் கொடுத்து உதவியது: 1995ல் ராஜ்மஹல் பஹர் பச்சாவோ அந்தோலன் [Rajmahal Pahar Bachao Andolan] என்ற இயக்கத்தை நடத்தி பேனம் நிலக்கரி சுரங்க் கம்பெனியை [Panem Coal Mines Ltd] எதிர்த்து, ஒரு சமரசபத்திரத்தில் கையிட்டு, போராட்டத்தை வாபஸ் வாங்கிக் கொண்டார். அப்பொழுது அரசியல்வாதிகள் மற்றும், இயக்கத்தை ஆதரித்தவர்கள், எதிர்த்தவர்கள் என அனைவரையும் அழைத்திருந்தார். பிறகு கம்பெனி கொடுத்த பணத்தில், அந்த கிராமத்தில் ஒரு பள்ளியைத் தொடங்கி நடத்தி வந்தார். யார் ஒப்புக் கொண்டு கையெழுத்திடார்களோ அவர்கள் நண்பர்கள் ஆகினர், ஒப்புக்கொள்ளாதவர்கள், எதிர் கூட்டத்தை ஆரம்பித்தனர்[5].

சேவியர் பயஸ் வல்சா ஜானுக்கு நெருக்கமானவர் கூறுவதாவது: வல்சா ஜானுக்கு நெருக்கமான சேவியர் பயஸ் கூறுவதாவது[6], “சந்தால் என்ற வனவாசிப் பிரிவு வல்சா ஜானின் தலைமையில் ராஜ்மஹல் பஹர் அந்தோலன் (RPBA) என்ற இயக்கத்தை உருவாக்கி நிலக்கரி கம்பெனிகளை எதிர்த்து போராட்டம் நடத்தினர். 2006ல் அப்பிரதேசத்தில் நிலக்கரியை எடுக்க பேனம் கம்பெனி ஒப்பந்தம் செய்து கொண்டது. இதனால், வனவாசிகள் தங்களுடைய பெடிஷனை உச்சநீதி மன்றத்திலிருந்து வாபஸ் வாங்க வேண்டியதாயிற்று. பிறகு RPBA கம்பெனியுடன் ஒப்பந்தம் செய்து கொள்ள வேண்டியதாயிற்று. பிறகு தான் அந்த கம்பெனி பச்வாரா மற்றும் 32 கிராமங்களை ஏமாற்றி விட்டது என்று தெரிய வந்தது. கம்பெனி கொடுத்த வாக்கைக் காப்பாற்றவில்லை. இதனால் தட்டிக் கேட்டு வந்த வல்சாவிற்கு இறப்பு நேர்ந்துள்ளது”. சேவியர் பயஸ் ஜார்கண்ட் சுரங்க ஒத்துழைப்பு கமிட்டியின் [Jharkhand Mines Area Coordination Committee] உறுப்பினர் ஆவர். இவர் மேலும் சொல்வதாவது, “கம்பெனி வீடுகள் கட்டித்தர ஒப்புக்கொண்டது; மருத்துவ மனைகள், பள்ளிக் கூடங்கள், வேலைகள் என வாக்குக் கொடுத்தது; ஆனால் அப்படி செய்துத் தரவில்லை. கட்டித்தந்த வீடுகள் வெள்ளத்தில் மூழ்கின. 14 ஒப்பந்த வேலைகளே கொடுக்கப்பட்டன”, என்று புகார்களை அடுக்கினார், ஆனால், கம்பெனியின் பிரதிநிதி மறுத்தார், “நாங்கள் சொல்லியபடித்தான் செய்து கொடுத்தோம். வல்சா பள்ளிக்கூடம் கட்டுவதற்குக் கூட பணம் கொடுத்தோம். ஆனால், அவருக்கும் வனவாசி மக்கள் ஒரு பிரிவினருக்கும் வேறுபாடு இருந்தது. அவர்கள் வல்சா மீது குறை கூறி வந்துள்ளனர்”.

பச்வாராவில் கொலைகளுக்குப் பஞ்சமில்லை: பச்வாராவில் நான்கு கொலைகள் மற்றும் சில விபத்து சாவுகள் நடந்துள்ளன. RPBA வனவாசி தலைவரின் மகன் கொல்லப்பட்டுள்ளான். RPBAயின் மற்றொரு சேவகரும் கொல்லப்பட்டுள்ளார். அது மட்டுமல்லாது அவரது மனைவி மற்றும் மகன் 60 டன் லாரியினால் மோதப்பட்டு இறந்து கிடந்ததைக் கண்டுபிடிக்கப் பட்டது. சேவியர் பயஸ் இப்படி அடுக்கினார். ஆனால், கம்பெனி அதிகாரிகள் சுட்டுக் கொலை செய்யப்பட்டதைப் பற்றிக் குறிப்பிடவில்லை. கம்பெனி இக்கொலைக்குக் காரணமா இல்லையா என்று தெரியாமல் இருந்தாலும், வல்சா செய்து கொண்ட ஒரு நிலபேரம் காரணமாக இருக்கும் என்று தெரிகிறது.

வல்சாவின் வளர்ச்சி – சர்ச்சின் பலம்: வல்சாவின் பின்புறத்தில் ஏற்கெனெவே பலமாக இருக்கும் சஎச்சின் ஆதரவு தெரிகிறது. இவர் அடிக்கடி கேரளாவிற்குச் சென்று வந்ததும் கேள்விக்குரியதாகிறது.

வல்சா ஜான் பச்வாரா கிராமத்திற்கு வந்து-வந்து செல்வது

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1959 வல்சா ஜான் பிறந்தார்
1983 / 1984 கன்னியாஸ்திரி ஆனார்
1988 கான்வென்டில் சேர்ந்தார் ஆசிரியை வேலை செய்தார்.
1991 முதன் முதலாக ஜார்கண்ட் வந்தது
1995 அந்தோலன் ஆரம்பித்தது
2001 முதன் முதலாக பச்வாரா வந்தது
2002 சர்ச்சின் உதவியுடன் மக்களைத் திரட்டியது.
2003 ஹொர்மதேஷ் மஞ்சி பள்ளிக்கூடம் ஆரம்பித்தது
2004 ராஜ்மஹல் பஹர் அந்தோலன் (RPBA) ஆரம்பித்தது
2006 கம்பெனியுடன் ஒப்பந்தம் செய்து கொண்டது
2007 கைது, விடுதலை
2008 சாலை மறியல் குற்றத்திற்காக கைது செய்யப்பட்டது
2008 பைபிள் சொசைடி ஆப் இந்தியா, குடுக் என்ற மொழியில் நேமா பைபிள் வெளியிட்டு சர்ணா வனவாசிகளை தூஷித்தது.
2009 81 வயதான, தீனா நாத் சரண் என்ற பேனம் நிலக்கரி சுரங்கம் திட்டத்தின் எக்ஸிகுடிவ் டைரக்டர் மற்றும் 60 வயதான சீதல் பிரசாத் என்ற ஒரு மானேஜரும் அடையாளம் தெரியாதவர்களால் சுட்டுக் கொல்லப்பட்டனர்.
2010 வாடிகனின் தூதர் சல்வடோர் பென்னாச்சியோ [Salvatore Pennacchio] இங்கு விஜயம்
2010 வலுக்கட்டாயமாக அவர் திரும்பியனுப்பப் படுதல், ஆனல் நவம்பரில் திரும்ப வருதல்
2011 வலுக்கட்டாயமாக அவர் திரும்பியனுப்பப் படுதல், ஆனல் நவம்பரில் எர்ணாகுளத்திலிருந்து திரும்ப வருதல்

கொலைக்கு முன்பு எர்ணாகுளத்திற்குச் சென்று திரும்பியது ஏன்? நவம்பர் 7, 2011 அன்று எர்ணாகுளத்திலிருந்து வல்சா ஜான் திரும்பியுள்ளார். அப்பொழுது கிராம மாகளின் ஒரு பிரிவு அவரை கிராமத்திலிருந்து வெளியேற்ற வேண்டும் என்று எதிராகத் திரும்பினர், கோஷம் இட்டனர். அது மட்டுமல்லாது பேனம் (அம்ரபாரா-அலேரா) ரோட்டில் தர்ண செய்தனர். பிறகு அங்கிருக்கும் ஒரு நிலக்கரி கம்பெனி தலையிட்டதும், சாலை மறியல் விளக்கிக் கொள்ளப்பட்டது. இதனால் கிராம மக்களுள் சிலரைப் பிடித்து, அவர்கள் ஏன், எப்படி வல்சா ஜானுக்கு எதிராக திரும்பியுள்ளனர் என்று விசாரிக்க ஆரம்பித்துள்ளனர்[7]. கொலை செய்யப்பட்டிருக்கும் விதம், நிச்சயமாக உள்ளூர்வாசிகள் என்று எடுத்துக் காட்டுவதாக போலீஸார் கூறுகின்றனர். இந்த முன்னரே திட்டமிட்டு செய்த கொலை என்று நன்றாகத் தெரிகிறது என்றும் போலீஸார் கூறுகின்றனர்[8].

கற்பழிக்கப் பட்ட இன்னொரு கன்னியாஸ்திரி: வல்சா ஜான் கொலை செய்யப் படுவதற்கு ஒரு நாள் முன்பாக, அதாவது நவம்பர் 14 அன்று அவரது தோழி, இன்னொரு கன்னியாஸ்திரி கற்பழைக்கப் பட்டுள்ளதாக செய்தி வந்துள்ளது[9]. கற்பழிக்கப் பட்டுள்ளதாகக் கூறப்படும் கன்னியாஸ்திரி மருத்துவ பரிசோதனைக்கு அனுப்பியுள்ளனர். பொலீஸார் உடனடியாக புகாரைப் பதிவு செய்து, விசாரிக்க ஆரம்பித்துள்ளனர். கற்பழிக்கப் பட்டதாக குற்றம் சாட்டப்பட்டுள்ள அட்வின் முமுரு [Adwin Murmu] பச்சுவாரா கிராமத்திலிருந்து 2 கி.மீ தொலைவில் இருக்கும் அலுபேரா கிராமத்தைச் சேர்ந்தவன். இவன் ஒரு கிருத்துவன் என்பதினால், ஊடகங்கள் அமுக்கி வாசிக்கின்ரனர், இல்லையெனில், கன்னியாச்திரி கற்பழிப்பு என்று உலகம் முழுவதும் அமர்க்களப் படுத்தியிருப்பர்.

பேனாம் கம்பெனியின் அதிகாரிகள் கொல்லப்பட்டது (அக்டோபர் 2009): அக்டோபர் 12, 2009 அன்று காலையில் நடந்து சென்று கொண்டிருக்கும் போது, 81 வயதான, தீனா நாத் சரண் என்ற பேனம் நிலக்கரி சுரங்கம் திட்டத்தின் எக்ஸிகுடிவ் டைரக்டர் மற்றும் 60 வயதான சீதல் பிரசாத் என்ற ஒரு மானேஜரும் அடையாளம் தெரியாதவர்களால் சுட்டுக் கொல்லப்பட்டனர். சந்தால் பர்கானாவில் நிலக்கரி கிடைக்கும் வாய்ப்புகள், முறைகளைப் பற்றி முதன்முதலாக ஆய்வு நடத்தியர் இவர்[10]. நிலக்கரி சுரங்கங்களை தனியார் கம்பெனிகளுக்கு குத்தகைக் கொடுப்பதை வனவாசி இயக்கங்கள் எதிர்த்து வந்தன. வெளியார் வந்து அங்கு சுரங்கம் மூலம் நிலக்கரி எடுப்பதை வனவாசிகள் தெரித்து வந்தனர்[11]. உள்ளூர் நிறுவனம் ஒன்று நிலக்கரி பஞ்சாபிற்குச் செல்வதை எதிர்த்து வந்ததது[12]. மாவோயிஸ்ட்டுகள் அக்கொலைக்கு பொறுப்பேற்றனர்[13]. அது மட்டுமல்லாது, கடையெடைப்பு தெரிவித்த இரண்டு நாட்களிலேயே, இக்கொலை நடந்துள்ளது[14].

வேதபிரகாஷ்

13-11-2011


[4] May 6, 2010 edition of Sathyadeepam, a Catholic weekly published from Kochi.

[6] Sreelatha Menon, The nun’s tale, New Delhi November 20, 2011, business-standard,

http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/sreelatha-menon-the-nun%5Cs-tale/456050/

[8] “Though the Maoists are yet to make their presence felt in the area with only one group of the rebel outfit active, their direct or indirect role in the killing cannot be ruled out. The killing was undoubtedly premeditated and organized and a result of a war of supremacy either by local villagers, Maoists or politicians,” said the sources.

[12] Locals said the criminals enjoy backing of a local organisation opposing transportation of coal to Punjab from the mines of Jharkhand. The company courted controversy ever since it got lease of coal mines in Jharkhand, as tribals have been opposing the mining by “outsiders” without undertaking development activities in the surrounding villages.

[13] The Maoists had not claimed responsibility of the crime at the time of going to press. An eyewitness said there were four assailants.

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/senior-coal-firm-officials-killed-as-maoists/528352/

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  1. vedaprakash Says:

    Valsa murder a Maoist plot – Thirty rebels involved, 7 villagers held
    RAJESH KUMAR PANDEY & SUMAN K. SHRIVASTAVA http://www.telegraphindia.com/1111121/jsp/frontpage/story_14778195.jsp
    Amrapara/Ranchi, Nov. 20: A group of villagers, instigated by Maoists looking to establish a role for themselves in Pachuara village’s dealings with a mining company set up there, murdered Sister Valsa John as they perceived her to be an obstacle in their designs, the police have concluded.

    Seven of those villagers have been arrested, including Advin Murmu, who is also accused of raping an associate of the Sister, said IG of Santhal Pargana Arun Oraon in Amrapara police station today.

    Oraon claimed that the police had in five days cracked the murder case that has rocked Jharkhand, which is struggling to project a favourable industrial climate to woo big-ticket investments.

    Valsa was murdered at night on November 15 after Maoists, owing allegiance to area commander Ramesh Soren, surrounded her rented home, while the villagers they had instigated barged in and killed her using traditional work tools and weapons.

    None of the Maoists have been arrested. But all the seven villagers held, including a close associate of Valsa who would stand in at meetings with mining company Panem, were presented before the media today.

    The seven are: Advin Murmu, Pycil Hembrom, Prem Turi, Tala Marandi, Rakesh Turi, Rajan Marandi, and Pradhan Murmu. All belong to Pachuara and adjoining Alubeda villages.

    “In the absence of Sister Valsa, Pycil Hembrom used to monitor the functioning of the committee overseeing relief and rehabilitation of those affected by the Panem coal mine, a cause the nun fought for over a decade. Pycil, along with some other local youths, turned against Sister Valsa and were involved in masterminding protests against her,” Oraon said.

    The Maoist hand

    “The murder was committed with the strategic support of Maoists active in the area, who wanted to establish their hold on the Panem coal mine,” Oraon said.

    The killer mob comprised 45 — 15 villagers and 30 Maoists. The Maoists surrounded the rented house Valsa lived in, while the villagers barged in and killed her.

    The IG said the Maoists systematically carried out a disinformation campaign against the nun, till a section of village youths actually believed Valsa had been bought out by the Panem management though she continued to work for the affected people.

    The attempt by some local youths to sideline Valsa from the committee constituted to ensure proper implementation of the resettlement and rehabilitation package also played a decisive role in mobilising villagers against the nun. “She was considered a hurdle when it came to misappropriating compensation money and other benefits being provided by the Panem management to the land losers and other affected people,” Oraon said.

    The trigger

    “The rape of a close associate of Sister Valsa on November 7 was the immediate motive for her murder as she had insisted on lodging an FIR against accused Advin Murmu, contrary to attempts by a section of villagers to settle the matter at the panchayat level,” the IG said.

    Modus operandi

    What took the police by surprise was the modus operandi adopted by the Maoists.

    “It is apparent that the Maoists are not well organised in the area and so could not act against the Sister directly. They provoked the villagers to take the lead. The incident is an eye opener for us as far as tackling the Maoist menace is concerned,” Oraon said.

    He added that the Maoists had adopted a similar strategy when they felled executive director of Panem coal mine D. Saran and assistant mining manager Sheetal Prasad on October 12, 2009. The two were gunned down while they were out on a morning walk.

    “The police initially thought it was a professional hit. The Maoist link was established when we arrested a Naxalite four months ago, who confessed that the rebels had hired professional criminals to kill the duo,” the IG said.

    He added that the Maoists were unable to gain a foothold in the area because of Valsa’s clout, with the Sister ensuring that whatever benefits were being provided by the management went to the villagers.

    “In the absence of Valsa, Pycil Hembrom used to monitor the functioning of the implementation committee, and he was involved in masterminding protests against her,” the IG said.

    Notably, Hembrom is the son of Pachuara village head Binej Hembrom, who was also the president of the Rajmahal Pahar Bachao Andolan of which Valsa was a top functionary.

    Last call

    The IG said Sister Valsa’s last call from her cell phone was to one Sonia Dehri of Pachuara village on the fateful night at 10:37pm.

    The Sister spelt out the threat to her life as she realised that an armed mob had surrounded the house, where she had been staying after moving out of Pycil Hembrom’s house a few months ago when the rift between them surfaced.

    “The call details are being traced. This apart, the arrested accused would be taken on remand to establish whether there was someone behind the curtain masterminding the killing,” the IG said.

    Probe on

    The IG said the probe was far from complete. “We have just managed to establish the motive and the men behind the crime. The probe will not be complete till we get hold of the last person involved,” he said.

    Meanwhile, chief minister Arjun Munda today said the killers would be brought to justice soon.

    “The state government will ensure speedy investigation and trial,” he told The Telegraph.

    • S. Devadoss Says:

      மாவோயிஸ்டுக்லளால் கிராம மக்கள் தூண்டிவிடப்படுகின்றனர் என்பதும், அதனால் கிராமத்து மக்களில் ஒரு பிரிவினர் வல்சாவுக்கு எதிராகட்த் திரும்பினர் என்பதும் நம்பமுடியாத செய்தியாக இருக்கிறது.

      இவர்கள் எல்லொருமே கம்பெனிகளிடமிருந்து லட்சங்களில் காசு / கப்பம் வாங்கிக் கொண்டிருக்கின்றனர்.

      கிருத்துவர்கள் “சேவை செலவு” என்ற போர்வையிலும், மாவோயிஸ்டுகள் “பாதுகாப்பு பணம்” என்ற பெயரிலும் வாங்கிக் கொள்ளலாம். ஆனால், அப்பணம் பிரிக்கப்பட்டு கடைசி வரை பட்டுவாடா செய்யப் படாவிட்டால் அல்லது ஒருசவருக்கு அதிக மற்றவருக்கு குறைவு, அல்லது ஒருவருக்குக் கொடுக்கப் படவே இல்லை என்றெல்லாம் நிலை ஏற்படும் போது அத்தகைய நம்பிக்கையாளர், ஓழியர், காம்ரேட் நிச்சயமாக கோபித்துக் கொள்வார். வெறுத்து போய் விடுவார்.

      அவர் தாம் சமயம் பார்த்துக் கொண்டு மாட்டிவிட பார்ப்பார். அந்நிலையில் மற்றவர்கள் அவரை தீர்த்துக் கட்ட பார்ப்பார்கள்.

      இதெல்லாம், தீவிரவாதிகளிடம் சகஜமான விஷயம்.வல்சாவும் அத்தகையோருடன் கூட்டு வைத்திருந்ததால், ஒரு வேளை அவர்களில் ஒருவர் அல்லது அதுபோல செயல் பட்டிருந்தால், நிச்சயம் அதுபோலவே தீர்த்துக் கட்டிப்பட்டிருப்பார்.

  2. vedaprakash Says:

    Hounded by those she had fought for
    Indian Express, Mon, 21 Nov 2011

    http://www.indianexpress.com/news/hounded-by-those-she-had-fought-for/878354/0

    Two days before she was murdered, Sister Valsa John had stood up for a rape victim and got a police case registered. The alleged rapist, arrested days after the murder and later charged with that too, reportedly told the police that Sister Valsa was “an agent” of a private coalmine company. So did some of his relatives, the police say.

    Years ago, Sister Valsa had led a campaign against this very company, Panem Coal Mines Ltd, which culminated in a compensation package for tribals. And prime suspect Advin Murmu of Alubera and the other six arrested for the murder, ironically, had been not only part of Valsa’s Rajmahal Pahar Bachao Andolan but also among the most visible beneficiaries of the package. “Each of them had money and a mobike. They believed that once the sister was dead, they could lead the andolan and become rich,” said the SP.

    Sister Valsa’s equations with a section of tribals had apparently changed in the years since 1999-2005, when she had taken up their cause. The company had allegedly failed to deliver on some of its promises that included jobs, and education and health facilities. Sister Valsa had kept negotiating with Panem officials and this, the police say, might have created the impression that she was on the company’s side.

    “She was very vocal for the rights of the people. But since she was always surrounded by Panem officials, an impression was created among a section of the people that she had become an agent of the company,” said a police officer probing the murder.

    Then, “after the rape, she backed the family of the girl, which made the family and friends of the alleged rapist angry,” the official said.

    “Bhag ju, bhag ju”(get out, get out) was a slogan allegedly chanted by many men and women of Pachuwara and the adjoining Alubera village, and whcih has been reproduced in police records. Agitators against her had blocked a road in Pachuwara, relenting after the police intervened on November 9.

    Sister Valsa had lived in the house of Munshi Hembrom, pragnait (tribal chieftain), for close to a decade before she had to leave. One of the seven arrested, Piseceel, is related to Munshi Hembrom. On November 6, she moved into Hembrom’s son Sonalal’s house, where she would eventually be murdered. On November 13, she reportedly ensured that Deputy Commissioner Sunil Kumar Singh got an FIR lodged at Amrapara police station against Advin Murmu. On November 16, she was planning to take the girl there but was murdered the preceding night in Sonalal Hembrom’s house. Three days later, Murmu was arrested for the rape and reportedly described Sister Valsa “an agent of the company”.

    This description was for a woman whose movement against land acquisition he had joined. The package she helped win in 2006 included the cost of the land acquired at current market rates; a job to a member of each displaced family; a school, with education free for children of the displaced families; a hospital, with treatment free for the displaced; Rs 6,000 per acre per year to compensate for the loss of agricultural income; 210 sq m homesteads; return of the land to the original owners after after completion of mining; and maintenance of the environment around the project site.

    The 500-odd families displaced from areas that included Kathaldih and Aajhari, 3 km from Pachuwara, were all paid for the land as agreed. The company also provided an ambulance and built a school and a hospital, 4 km from the project site, with two doctors and a compounder. “We have tried to meet every genuine demand of those displaced,” said Panem manager R K Singh. “We have implemented the compensation package in letter and spirit.”

    It is the promised jobs and the school that locals are complaining about. Of those The Indian Express talked to, most alleged that the company had not yet provided jobs to more than 60 to 70 of the 500-odd families. And all pointed out that the school has classes only till IV. As for the hospital, Putli Hembrom, a teacher with a government school, said, “Whenever I have visited the hospital, no doctors have been present.”

    Along the 40 km road from the project site near Pachuwara to the railway station yard in Pakur, where the company transports coal, the air is thick with coal dust. Its specified target was less than 800 million tones during 2009-10. Along both sides of the road are huts of Adivasis, mostly Santhals.

    Pachuwara itself has no metalled road or electricity. The village school, Hardma Desh Manjhi Madhya Vidyalaya, where Sister Valsa taught 170 students, functions out of a bamboo hut. The village dispensary too is made of wood and bamboo. In the absence of a doctor, who quit early this year, compounder Vinay Kumar Soren has been treating patients.

    Sister Valsa John is said to have “repeatedly” asked the Panem management to meet the demands for jobs, a pollution-free environment and buildings for the school and the dispensary with medicines and a doctor round the clock.

    It was Sonaram Hembrom, in whose house she spent her last days, who filed the murder complaint. The other six arrested are Piseceel Hembrom, Prem Tudi, Tala Hembrom, Rakesh Turi, Rajesh Marandi and Pradhan Murmu. “At 30 others are still at large. Among them a few were Maoists hired by Adwin and Piseceel,” said SP Khanna.

    The police have recovered some weapons from the seven.”We have seized some weapons but they have been cleaned by the accused… we will send them for forensic tests,” said Khanna.

    About the motive, Khanna, who supervised the probe, said, “Because she was sheltering the girl, and aware that she would go to the police station and get him booked for rape, Adwin was in a rage. He mobilised his friends and called some associates who were Maoists. They went to the house in the night and murdered her.”

    • S. Devadoss Says:

      “கற்பழிப்பு புகார்” / “கற்பழிப்புப் புகார்” என்பதனை கிருத்துவ கன்னியாஸ்திரிக்கள் ஒரு ஆயுதமாகப் பிரயோகிக்கிறார்களா என்பதை ஆராய வேண்டியுள்ளது.

      இங்கு கற்பழிப்புப் புகார் செய்வது, ஒரு கூட்டாளி மீது அப்.ஐ.ஆர் பதிவு செய்யப்பட்டதுதான் கொலையுணர்விற்கு முக்கியமான காரணம் என்றால், வனவாசிகளுடம் இத்தனை வருடங்கள் வாழ்ந்து, அவர்களது நடைமுறைகளை அறிந்து, அவஎர்களுடனே வாழும் வல்சாவிற்கு பிறகு ஏன் அது தெரியாமல் போயிற்று?

      மதமாற்றத்திற்குப் பிறகு, நம்பிக்கை எப்படி வேலை செய்யாமல் போகிறது?

      கிருத்துவர்கள், கிருத்துவர்களை ஏமாற்றலாம் என்று உள்ளதா? பிறகு எப்படி ஏசு எல்லோரையும் காப்பார்?

  3. vedaprakash Says:

    Sunday, November 20, 2011
    Politics of the murder of an Indian Nun
    http://aicu.blogspot.com/2011/11/politics-of-murder-of-indian-nun.html

    Dr. John Dayal Member, National Integration Council, Government of India Former Treasurer, Editors Guild of India National President, All India Catholic union [ 2004-] Secretary General, All India Christian Council [ 2000-] Author, Former Newspaper and News Magazine Editor, Occasional Documentary Film Maker and Media Educationist Civil Society, Human Rights and Freedom of Faith Activist

    A NUN’S MURDER POSES QUESTIONS FOR STATE AND CHURCH Activist and Whistle-blower Sr Valsa John pays with her life for defending the Tribals’ ownership of their land, minerals and forests JOHN DAYAL It was proper that the candlelight vigil in memory of Sister Valsa John of Dumka, Jharkhand, on Friday 18th November 2011 at New Delhi’s Sacred Heart Cathedral became a celebration of her life, the work of Christian activists in defence of the rights and dignity of the poor, tribals, dalits and marginalised. It also posed a challenge to the Church in general if it would retreat in fear at the brutality of Valsa’s sacrifice, or get courage from the luminescence of her sacrifice and go deeper into territories of human rights still uncharted — obeying the demands of Caritas in Veritate, love and the Truth underpinning the social teachings of the church. It also had a message for the State, the government and the political, bureaucratic and criminal justice system – will they wake up to the threat posed to society in general and to whistle blowers and rights defenders in particular from the unholy regime of impunity and the conspiracy between vested interests in governance and the corporate sector for whom profits are God. Valsa John’s fellow activists in Jharkhand, New Delhi and elsewhere, mourned a comrade. The gathered Archbishops, Bishops, Nuns, Priests and Laity felt the loss of a person who heard the call of God when she was already working as a teacher. Valsa had responded to that call with an alacrity and sincerity that surely will remain a lesson for many more than just her congregation, the illustrious Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary. To the common people, Sr. Valsa John is a Martyr whose blood would not go in vain. But they also wanted to find out why she was murdered, calling for a high level enquiry, possibly by the Central Bureau of Investigations, into the criminal conspiracy behind her dastardly murder because Jharkhand State’s police investigation and justice system are rickety at best, and often part of the corporate and mafia conspiracies. Sr Valsa John, 52, is the fourth social activist killed in unexplained circumstances in India this year. Like many other activists, trade union leaders and Right To Information crusaders, she had a premonition of her death, and had warned friends and relative, and perhaps even the police, that she feared a brutal end. Valsa was brutally murdered in her room in a rented house in Pachaura, In Pakur in Dumka district of Jharkhand late at night on Tuesday, 15th November 2011. The bloodstained floor of Sister Valsa’s room bore testimony to the violence. She had been attacked by a group, said to number anywhere from two dozen to forty men armed with swords, axes and other weapons. Her head was nearly severed from her body. Some Maoist literature and a spade were left behind, possibly as a ruse. Many immediate theories were floated to account for the attack. One was that Valsa may have incurred the wrath of a group of local criminals for seeking justice for a raped tribal girl and that may have been the immediate provocation . Valsa had sought an appointment with Pakur deputy commissioner S K Singh after the Amrapara police refused to lodge an FIR against the alleged rapists. Singh did not deny that an appointment had been sought, newspapers reported, quoting him as saying “She may have contacted my office for an appointment.” Amrapara police maintained no FIR about a rape had been lodged at the police station, although they detained two persons for questioning today in connection with the murder. A deathly silence remains in Pachaura, the village where Valsa was butchered. The local media too has taken sides, some imputing motives. The local reporters of the large media such as the Times of India have particularly come in for scrutiny for their apparently biased reporting. Valsa was laid to rest at the Christian cemetery at Dudhani in Dumka on 17th November after the Mass in St. Paul’s Cathedral. Her eldest brother, Baby Malamel, and two of her nephews, from Kochi were present for the funeral. About 600 to 700 people were present for the funeral, 200 of whom were from the village Pachaura where she lived.Even as her body as buried in the Jharkhand she had come to love, Valsa has been espoused by national and international organisations working in Human Rights. Amnesty International asked for an enquiry at the highest level, suspecting the hand of mining mafia. Cardinal Telesphore Toppo called it a shame for the state. Officials of almost every church organisation – from the Catholic and Syrian Churches to the Evangelical and Pentecost denominations, made common cause, calling her a martyr in the cause of serving the poor, as mandated by Jesus Christ who she loved so dearly. Sr Mary Scaria, an Advocate of the Supreme Court of India and also an activist, recalled Sr Valsa as a member of her own congregation, the Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary known for their work in education and activists in various parts of the country. The Congregation was founded on the 4th November in 1803, in a little village of Lovendegem in the diocese of Gent, Belgium by the parish priest, Fr. Peter Joseph Triest, in the aftermath of the French Revolution which left so much poverty and misery, specially that of the children. On 4 November 2003 the Congregation celebrated 200 hundred years of living out the charism of the Sisters of Charity. Following the footsteps of the founder, no challenge was too great, no request too trivial and no one too precious. This has been a sacred history during which every milestone has seen the deepening of the threefold dimension of the SCJM life of love – Love for God her father, love for one another and love for all peoples especially the poor, the abandoned and those who are deprived of love and dignity in the world. The sisters are active in England, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Israel, Rwanda, Mali, Congo, South Africa, Venezuela, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, the Republic of Central Africa and Rome. The Mother house of the Congregation is in Ghent, Belgium. This was the congregation Valsa chose to be her destiny. Valsa was born on 19 March 1958 at Vazhakala village of Idappally in Ernakulam District of Kerala, the second child of her parents. A good student, she went on to become a teacher in her home town’s St. Pius UP School,. Her life still felt unfulfilled, and one day Valsa decided she would live and work for the poor and exploited people of our country. The Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary had a convent in her village and she approached them and told them about her wish. They told her that the SCJM sisters work in the rural areas, mainly among the marginalized people and through this congregation; she would be able to fulfil her desire. She did not hesitate. After her religious training she was assigned to Palamu district. In 1993 she came to Sahibganj district and worked with the Jesuit Fathers at Kodma. She was transferred to Jiapani Mission in 1995. Jesuit priest and tribal intellectual-activist Dr Marianus Kujur says “If she wanted she could have had a cosy and comfortable life in ‘God’s own country’, where she started her career as a teacher more than 20 years ago. But she did not. She came to Pachaura in 1998 and the anti-mines movement in the area started in 2000, working for the people in coal mining areas of Jharkhand for 12 years and guided them in their struggles. She perhaps did not realise it then, but she was joining a distinguished band of people who had fought for the right of the tribals. Long ago in the 1880s, suffocated by injustice and oppression from all sides visionary leader Sido of Bognadih village near Barhait sent a clarion call to all the Santhals to get organized and rise up in arms. His brothers Kanhu, Chand and Bhairav and his sisters Phulo and Jhano too joined him to give his leadership shape and substance. This, historians recall, resulted in the legendary Santhal rebellion of 1855, which swept the British administrators off their feet. Valsa landed in the midst of important developments – the issue of rights over the coal in that mineral rich region. Kataldih village near Amrapara block in Pakur district has reserves of good quality of coal on a very large scale The main users are the Punjab State Electricity Board and the private sector Emta Group of companies – collectively called the Panem coal mines.. Human Rights group Peoples Union for Civil Liberties, PUCL, investigated the issue back in 2003 and published a detailed report on the Pachaura coal mining project when the media began reporting resistance from local tribals to the Project. The PSEB is a ‘public utility service’ wholly owned by the Government of Punjab. By a letter of the Ministry of Coal and Mines (Department of Coal), letter No. 47011/1(4) 2000- CPAM dated 26th December, 2001, Pachaura Central Block was allotted to the PSEB for captive mining for supply of coal on an exclusive basis to its own power plants. The PSEB formed a Joint Venture Company, PANEM Coal Mines Limited, with Eastern Minerals and Trading Agency (EMTA) to produce, supply, transport and deliver coal from the coalmines of Pachaura Central Block, exclusively to PSEB thermal power stations. According to Gazette notification, by the Ministry of Coal and Mines (Department of Coal) F.no.38011/4/2002 CA, dated Feb.22, 2002, the Central Government specified “as an end use the supply of Coal from the Pachaura Central Block by PANEM Coal Mines Limited on an exclusive basis to the power plants of Punjab Electricity Board for generation of thermal power. PUCL noted that the Government surveyed and delineated the whole area covering 41 square kilometers with demarcated divisions such as North, South and Central Blocks. Pachaura Central Block is given to PSEB. This Block measures approximately 13 square kilometers covering nine revenue villages (mouzas) such as Singhdehri, Taljhari, Kathaldih, Chilgo, Bisunpur, Dangapara, Amjhari, Liberia and Pachaura. It is estimated that Pachaura Central Block holds 562 million ton of coal reserve. Out of this reserve it was proposed that in an area of approximately 13 square kilometers open cast mining will be done in 11 square kilometers. The Central Block envisaged 44 years of open cast mining to extract 289 million tons of coal. The Jharkhand Government is expected to get annual royalty at the rate of Rs. 100 crores. The Government claimed it was legally within its power to acquire land for specific purpose given the Land Acquisition Act. The PUCL team heard the local people who said “We have been living here for long. Our forefathers Sido and Kanhu and their followers sacrificed their lives and won for us freedom from oppression and gave us an identity. And all of a sudden, like a bolt from the blue, we hear that someone is coming to enter our premises and oust us as if we are encroachers and criminals.” The people knew that that elsewhere in Santhal Parganas, at Lalmatia and at Chitra, collieries have displaced and decimated tribals and most of the promises of rehabilitation remained only on paper. The PUCL report highlighted that the tribal community is a cohesive community with its communitarian mode of living, interaction and decision-making. It depends on a life close to nature with its rivers and forests, with agricultural fields and grazing lands, places of communitarian gatherings for festivals and village functions. It also has its ancestral abode right in its midst. It is in this socio-cultural phenomenon they live and conduct their affairs. Their homes may be mud walled and grass roofed but they have a beauty and functional practicality of their own. Land is their most important natural and valuable asset and imperishable endowment from which the tribals derive their sustenance, social status, economic and social equality, permanent place of abode and work and living. It is a security and source fr economic empowerment. Therefore, the tribes too have great emotional attachment to their lands. Civil servant and later Commissioner for Scheduled Tribes Dr. B. D. Sharma has noted this was the thesis behind Jawaharlal Nehru’s Panchsheel which enunciated that “ people would develop along the lines of their own genius and we should avoid imposing anything on them. We should try to encourage in every way their own traditional arts and culture. Tribal rights in land and forest should be respected. We should try to build up a team of their own people to do the work of administration and development. Some technical personnel from outside will, no doubt, be needed, especially in the beginning. But we should avoid introducing too many outsiders into tribal territory. We should not over administer these areas or overwhelm them with a multiplicity of schemes. We should rather work through, and not in rivalry to, their own social and cultural institutions. We should judge results, not by statistics, or the amount of money spent, but by the quality of human character that is evolved.” This was codified in the Fifth Schedule of the Constitution which is an integral scheme of the Constitution with direction, philosophy and anxiety to protect the tribes from expropriation. Its objective is ‘to preserve tribal autonomy, their culture and economic empowerment to ensure social, economic and political justice for preservation of peace and good government in the Scheduled Areas. B D Sharma said all actions of the State must be in furtherance of the above Constitutional objective and dignity of persons belonging to the Scheduled Tribes, preserving the integrity of the Scheduled Areas and ensuring distributive justice as an integral scheme thereof. The executive in the name of the Governor stands vested with all the necessary powers, perhaps more, for achieving the aforesaid objectives.”. Sr Valsa John believed in this thesis of justice for the tribals. The sustained resistance of the people forced the PSEB to work out a rehabilitation package which included monetary compensation, employment against land in exceptional circumstances only to fill vacancies, jobs for one member of a family which has lost three or more acres of land, Sr Valsa had been jailed in 2007 for protesting against the forced acquisition of adivasi lands for Panem. It was because of her role in negotiations with all the authorities that a more comprehensive agreement was worked out. The agreement with Panem paved the way for alternate land, employment, a health centre and free education for the children of the displaced families. Apart from economic rehabilitation and resettlement benefits, the company agreed to fill the pits of the open cast mines, level them, put good sand, make it cultivable and give back the land to the people. It agreed to a crop compensation for the land under mining at Rs. 6000 per acre per year, a share of the profit to the people (Rs. 10,000 per acre per year) till they fill the pits and give back the land to the people and undertaking to level the remaining land of the people and make it fit for better cultivation using lift irrigation facilities. The company also agreed to jobs for the affected people, free education, a hospital with all modern facilities, quarters with four rooms and a veranda and the standard facilities under existing government rules. As the local media now reports, there were some who were dissatisfied with the agreement Valsa had reached. No one knows if any of these disgruntled elements are a part of the conspiracy. For civil society, Sr Valsa’s murder is part of another chain too. Three other social activists have been killed this year after fighting on behalf of victims of human rights violations and marginalized communities, or using India’s Right to Information legislation to expose human rights violations and government corruption. In November 2011, Nadeem Sayed, a Gujarat-based activist, was stabbed to death after he testified on behalf of the victims of the Naroda Patiya massacre case in which 95 persons had been killed during the 2002 Gujarat anti-Muslim riots. In August, environmental activist Shehla Masood, 35, was shot dead in Bhopal city in August after trying to expose environmental violations of urban infrastructure projects and challenging mining plans in Madhya Pradesh. In March, Jharkhand social activist Niyamat Ansari was abducted and killed after he used the Right to Information legislation to expose local contractors and officials who had embezzled funds earmarked for the rural poor. Suspicions centre around armed Maoists because Ansari’s exposes threatened their share of the embezzled funds in return for protecting the corrupt contractors and officials. India’s civil society has been demanding new legislation to protect activists who received threats after filing petitions demanding crucial information affecting the livelihoods of local communities. For the Church and the Christian community, the brutal murder of Sr Valsa has to be also seen in a different light. This certainly is not a question of persecution of a minority community. Sr Valsa was in Dumka not as a proselyser, as some in the print and electronic media make her seem, but as a human rights activist obeying her calling. But the murder does have a critical mission dimension. After being battered into some sort of submission to the will of the state during the seven year regime of the pro Hindutva Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance, and the last eight years of an insipid United Progressive Alliance, the church is at the cusp, or the precipice, of a great rethink. The State has betrayed the Church on the issue of rights to Dalit Christians. It has given no clear answer in the Supreme court which is hearing Writ petitions by various groups on restoring the rights of Dalit Muslims and Christians which they enjoyed before the passing of the 1950 Presidential Order. The State has also shown no signs of reversing the notorious Freedom of Faith laws enacted by many Congress and BJP ruled States. The government is also playing an insidious game in using the Right to Education Act to “tame” the church institutions. These are signals as much as the central government’s silence to the call of that great Hindutva leader, oncologist Dr Praveen Togadia of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad who has called for the beheading of anyone who converts a single Hindu. Any other person would have been in jail for saying less. Will the church be cowed down before this building pressure. There are some murmurs saying that the church must focus on faith and leave social action to others. A section of the Church wants to focus on insinuation building. A small but influential section of the church wants to stress its “nationalistic” credentials to cosy up to the right wing Hindutva elements and evade their political wrath. But this is not the majority of the Church. One is happy to note a strong spine in all denominations of the Church. The recent mass movement, which the church supported in Tamil Nadu, is an indication of this. The Bishop and priests who participated in the movement against an ill planned nuclear power plant in Koodankulam where villagers of Idinthakarai staged relay hunger strikes to protest against the Koodankulam nuclear plant whose safety has been called into question. Right wing propagandists, politicians and a section of the media have joined hands to demonize the Church. It is heartening to see the brave response of the people and the religious who hold the public cause to be superior to their own well being. The situation in Orissa, Chhatisgarh and several other states may demand the same fortitude and courage from the church. The Nun working in a distant forest hamlet, or standing in challenge to the conspiracy of mafia, police and the corporate sector, is proof that the church actually practices its theoretical preferential commitment to the poor.

  4. vedaprakash Says:

    Human Rights India: The Martyrdom of Sr. Valsa John A Challenge .
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  5. vedaprakash Says:

    CCBI News
    Martyrdom of Sr. Valsa, A Challenge: Cedric Prakash
    Posted On : Nov. 19, 2011
    http://ccbi.in/index.php/news/viewmore/6313/1

    THE MARTYRDOM OF SR. VALSA JOHN – A CHALLENGE TO THE COUNTRY AND TO THE CHURCH – Fr. Cedric Prakash sj – In the early hours of Wednesday, 16th November, 2011 in a remote village of Pachuwara in the Pakur district of Jharkhand (more than 400 kms from the State capital of Ranchi), Sr. Valsa John was brutally murdered by a mob, in her own home. What is apparently clear is that she was murdered by the coal mining mafia or their henchmen, of the area. Sr. Valsa John, a Catholic nun belonged to the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary. Since 1995, she had made Pachwari her home and with a high degree of commitment espoused herself to the cause of the Santhali tribals of the area. The tribals there were at the receiving end of a powerful mafia who mined coal there. For the last several years, she had been protesting (together with the tribals) of the way this coal mafia displaced them from what they once called their homes and exploited them in several other ways.

    Because of her relentless campaign in 2006, she succeeded in getting for some of the displaced families compensation for their land on current market prices, some employment and even medicare and education for them. However, she continued with her fight against the vested interests because the tribals were still badly off. That her life was constantly under threat, was without a shadow of doubt. She constantly voiced this to her family, her close friends and even filed an FIR with the local police sometime ago – about the harassment and threats she was subjected to.

    Sr. Valsa’s martyrdom is indeed a wakeup call for the whole country. Hers is one more death, in a long list of activists be it Amit Jethawa in Gujarat, or Shehla Masood in Madhya Pradesh who were just eliminated because they took on the powerful mining lobby and other vested interests. The mining lobby has indeed become extremely powerful in the country with plenty of muscle and money. They leave no stone unturned to maximize their greed and profits. Their nexus with the police and the politicians is blatant. They operate with impunity and with very certain immunity. No one dares touch them! Sr. Valsa’s death raises larger issues namely, if there is a political will at every level to curb this menace which could only lead to more violence and erode the fundamental rights of ordinary citizens.

    Her martyrdom is also a challenge to the Church in India. Christianity in India must be seen very visibly on the side of the poor, the marginalized, the oppressed and the exploited. The Church must accompany the subalterns in very tangible ways in their struggle for a more equitable, just and humane society. In doing so, the Church should demonstrate an unflinching courage to take on the powerful vested interests, even if it be at the cost of certain privileges it might be receiving from them. Jesus would have done exactly that! In his last Encyclical letter entitled ‘Caritas in Veritate’, Pope Benedict XVI emphatically states, “Love – caritas – is an extraordinary force which leads people to opt for courageous and generous engagement in the field of justice and peace. It is a force that has its origin in God, Eternal Love and Absolute Truth.” The martyrdom of Sr. Valsa John, indeed personifies this statement! Forwarded by email : sjprashantcom@gmail.com

  6. vedaprakash Says:

    ESTERI
    La suora assassinata per aver denunciato uno stupro
    http://www.giornalettismo.com/archives/170091/la-suora-assassinata-per-aver-denunciato-uno-stupro/

    REDAZIONE
    YOUNIVERSAL

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    19 novembre 2011
    Accade in India

    Suor Valsha John, la religiosa cattolica assassinata il 15 novembre nello Stato indiano nord-orientale di Jharkhand, aveva il giorno prima avuto una discussione nel commissariato dove si era recata per denunciare uno stupro. Lo riferisce oggi il quotidiano The Indian Express.

    LA PISTA INVESTIGATIVA – Il giornale scrive che questa e’ diventata la principale pista investigativa dell’omicidio avvenuto nel villaggio di Pachuwara del distretto di Pakur, mentre ieri la polizia ha arrestato il presunto responsabile della violenza carnale, Adwin Murmu di 22 anni, insieme ad altre sei persone. E’ stato un assistente della suora di cui e’ protetta l’identita’ a mettere gli inquirenti su questa pista investigativa. ‘Mi aveva raccontato dei problemi avuti per far accogliere dal commissariato la denuncia di stupro il 14 novembre. E il giorno dopo e’ stata uccisa’. Le indagini sono condotte da Amat Nath Khanna, commissario di polizia della vicina citta’ di Amrapara, il quale ha annunciato che Banarasi Prasad, il responsabile del commissariato dove la suora si era presentata dopo lo stupro della ragazza, ‘e’ stato sospeso dal servizio per negligenza’. I funerali di suor Valsha John, che apparteneva all’Ordine delle Suore della Carita’, sono stati celebrati il 17 novembre nella cattedrale di Dumka, in presenza di una folla di fedeli ed autorita’ politiche e religiose. (ansa=(ANSA).

    PUBLY

  7. vedaprakash Says:

    The English translation of the above.

    The Italian paper ironically and falsely published the photo of imposter-nun who was alleged gang-raped / raped, but tests showed differently.
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    FOREIGN
    The nun murdered for speaking out against rape

    DRAFTING
    YOUNIVERSAL

    http://www.giornalettismo.com/archives/170091/la-suora-assassinata-per-aver-denunciato-uno-stupro/

    November 19, 2011
    It happens in India

    Valsha Sister John, the Catholic religious murdered November 15 in the Indian state of Jharkhand North East, the day before had been a discussion in the police station where she had gone to report a rape. This was reported today by the newspaper The Indian Express.

    THE TRACK INVESTIGATION – The paper writes that this and ‘become the main track of the murder investigation took place in the village of the district Pachuwara Pakur, and yesterday the police arrested the alleged perpetrator of the rape, Adwin Murmu of 22 years, along with Six other people. It ‘been a nun whose assistant and’ secure identity ‘to put the investigators on this track investigation. ‘He told me of the problems we had to accept the complaint of rape by police on November 14. And the next day and ‘was killed’. The surveys are conducted by Hamath Nath Khanna, police commissioner of the nearby town ‘of Amrapara, who announced that Banarasi Prasad, the head of the police station where the nun was submitted after the rape of the girl,’ has been suspended from duty for negligence ‘. The funeral of Sister Valsha John, who belonged to the Order of the Sisters of Charity ‘, was celebrated Nov. 17 at the Cathedral of Dumka, in the presence of a crowd of believers and the authorities’ political and religious. (Loop = (ANSA).

    PUBLY

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