Terrorists and traitors



Years ago, Yusuf Muchala, even then a noted lawyer practising at the Bombay High Court, had told me something that has stuck in my mind forever.

He was representing victims of the Bombay riots of 1992-93 before the Srikrishna Commission probing those riots and even as he bitterly fought for their rights and justice, he told me, “I will never fight a case for those involved in the serial blasts (of 1993). Because they are perpetrators, not victims. They are terrorists, not innocents. But, more importantly, they have betrayed the nation. So they are traitors and deserve to be summarily hanged forthwith.”

So I caught up with him again for some case studies that I needed for the research I am doing into the politics of hate. We had a long conversation and the talk veered round to Union Home Minister P Chidambaram and the attack he is under from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Now, I have had good reason to believe that the BJP picks on Chidambaram essentially because he is sitting on a lot of explosive information about saffron terrorism in this country. I have been told by many top cops in Bombay that saffronists may be involved in a lot more terrorist activity in India these past years than just the Malegaon blasts or that at Ajemr Sharif and in the Samjhauta Express. Particularly with situations in Maharashtra – like the discovery of false Muslim beards and caps from a saffron hideout in Gadchiroil district a few months ago – they have shared much of their information with Chidambaram because they find their political masters in Bombay (Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and Home Minister R R Patil) too politically naive to shoulder the burden of those facts. Now the BJP is not sure on how much information Chidambaram actually has on such anti-national saffron activity and so the attempt is to discredit him with corruption charges so that whenever he feels the need to share that information with the rest of the county, he might be so compromised personally that few will pay attention to his statements.

I expressed that view to Mr Muchala during the course of our conversation and while he said what I thought might well be true, he had another perspective on the BJP’s concerted attacks on Chidambaram. “Over the past years I have got to know the Home Minister pretty well. You might say a lot of things about him and they may well be true or untrue. But there are two things that clearly distinguish this man — one, he is a great believer in capitalism and two, he is secular to the core.”

Supporters of the BJP might love his capitalist instincts, but they clearly hate his secular credentials. And, says Advocate Muchala, it is not just the fact that he is sitting on so much information on what he calls ‘right wing terrorism’. According to him, Chidambaram has spotted the fact that in the years that the BJP was in power at the Centre, it had peopled
the intelligence agencies in this country with a lot of saffron sympathisers. “He has spotted those officers and has been systematically weeding them out of these agencies. The BJP does not like that fact at all. And so they are out to get the Home Minister.”

I do not find it too difficult to believe Advocate Muchala for I have seen it happen before — in Bombay, after the 1992-93 riots. Bombay’s cops, including those on the top echelons, were accused of sympathising with the Shiv Sena during the riots -there was one instance when a physically handicapped son, a peanut vendor, of a beggar woman residing on the footpath at Apollo Bunder in South Bombay, was actually picked up by a police inspector who brought him to the rioting Shiv Sainiks and looked the other way when they cut him down with swords. The entire police force then conspired to cover up the brutality of at act – when Justice Srikrishna wanted to hear the case of the bereaved mother, first the cops said they could not understand the language the woman spoke ( which was Bengali) and when the lawyers said translators and interpreters could be easily found for the purpose, they quickly demolished all the hutments on that pavement overnight so that the whereabouts of the woman were lost forever – she was unlettered and had no idea she could seek justice from the courts.

Such acts by the saffronised police force of Bombay were brought to the notice of then Union Home Minister S B Chavan who hailed from Maharashtra and had been the state’s chief minister for two terms. Silently and systematically, he began to move against those cops — there was no overt or legal action against them; they were merely identified as saffron and quietly transferred out of Bombay to remote rural areas of Maharashtra carefully chosen to ensure that these postings had no history of communal conflict so that the cops could not get into more mischief at their new stations.

Never having been in power at the time, the Shiv Sena had no idea what was being accomplished by the Union and state governments, both ruled by the Congress at the time, so that when they came to power a few years later in 1995, they discovered that all their sympathisers had disappeared from the police force in Bombay. There was little they could do then to restore the pre-riots status quo for the Congress was now on vigil – and peace was maintained throughout the state with no room for riots at all, while cops now routinely arrested extortionists and others from among the Shiv Sainiks even as the state continued to be ruled by the saffron alliance.

But the Shiv Sena always dealt with only the small fry. With the BJP the scale was always larger and more sinister. Unlike the Sena leadership which is even now both rather ignorant of the ways of government and unable to spot the intelligent moves by others in power they do not understand subtleties), the BJP has enough intelligent leaders who can read the moves correctly and understand the consequences that might follow. They have, clearly, understood very well what the Union Home Minister is about and while they may still have no chance at power again (a colleague who studies the BJP closely tells me they are unlikely to get more than 90 seats in the next Lok Sabha), they fear what might happen to their long term plans if all the institutions they have peopled with saffron sympathisers during their years in government were to be neutralised by the present regime in power.

My hats off to P Chidambaram, though. What the Congress did in Maharashtra nearly two decades ago, ensured that the Sena’s agenda would never succeed again. Nor, now, might there be another Gujarat (whose police investigation into the 2002 riots has been so shoddy as to bring forth few convictions despite the obvious guilt of the perpetrators) or even another Mecca Masjid blast where innocents were victimised for an act in which they had no involvement. The BJP knows if Chidambaram stays long enough in his job, the safrfronist agneda might well all similarly unravel.

As for corruption, if at all Chidambaram is involved in what he is being accused of, there are other ways of dealing with this very secular activity. Apart from A Raja of the DMK still rotting in jail and Suresh Kalmadi of the Congress out on bail, has anybody yet forgotten Bangaru Laxman or B S Yedyurappa. The last I’d heard of them, didn’t they still belong to the BJP?

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  • Fact

    Saint Chidambaram by devotee Sujatha Anandan, who cares what devils like Anna Hazare, Baba Ramdev, the BJP, Subramaniam Swamy, the elderly and helpless beaten at midnight, et al may say. Many don’t share Anandan’s gushing hero worship of her shining knight. They could be excused for having a poor opinion of her darling in light of the facts.

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  • richie

    No better than conspiracy theories around 9/11 claiming that Americans killed themselves for control over oil fields.

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  • GK

    If u are right, the saffron culprits should be in jail… and so should PC… I dont know the purpose of writing such a big article… grow up! there is a world beyond hindu-muslim issues :D

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  • Javed

    Sujata Anadam
    what blatantly biased piece !! absolutely dumb bjp bashing and unbelievable conspiracy logic.
    you write like this for free or charge money? And and you must be turning over this pretty quick, as you only have to precede your bizarre points with “my sources in this say … my sources in that say …”, who is to verify

    at least have some finesse in your writing – i think my first time editorial would roughly be of same quality of writing (better contents though)

    so reading this was a waste of time – it is amateurish trash.

    it is true you were brought kicking and screaming into writing these blogs, your writing reflects that. and you should be sent out the same way.

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  • DEEPAK VOHRA

    this just shows the state of india. the most backward corrupt country in the world where they cannot even feed their own people & nobody cares

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  • SK

    It will never happen in India in million years. Our politicians, CM’s, MP’s do not have the guts and honesty to make India a better place to live. It is not India shinning, it is the corruption, which is getting bigger and more powerful.
    Mr. Montek Singh lives in AC home, has servants and gets three decent meals a day. Do these corrupted politicians like him care? If so, please do something to make India to be proud of.

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  • dac

    they the politicians are one of the ******** in India. They might have sold the wheat and is blaming rain that destroyed it. Its a shame on people of India who encourages these things.

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  • Abu Ahmed

    It is highly disturbing indeed, to put it extremely mildly. I suggest one should take all the top administrators and political leadership of the agriculture & finance ministries on a guided tour and show them the ground reality. and pursue the questions, firstly, of starvation and, secondly, of food storage till sweeping measures are taken to improve the situation.

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  • vinta nanda

    A point I would like to add in your observations is that we also have to take into account the audience to which most explicit sexual innuendo is targeted to. How discerning are those people to whom most popular Indian Cinema is reaching out to, how they perceive attitudes of men and of women in item numbers and which way do they react to the lyrics and the visuals of the songs you are talking about? Basically in which way does it all reflect in their behaviors in general life.

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  • Deepti

    wow.. Sanghvi wants to be in the limelight by asking people to boycott honey singh… y?? because this so called track was an underground song back in 2003.. and not a public release..??

    its just a measure of people taking their stupidity to new heights .. if you see the pettitioners profile on causes you will c she is happily posing in the recent Delhi protests with a friend.. thats how bothered she is with women emancipation…

    Honey Singh is a performer.. lyrics might be atrocious.. but it came from a 20 year old at the time.. n we all know how 20 year olds behave n swear..

    get a life and do something contructive Mr Sanghvi.. like taking a pro-govt stand as seems to be the official policy of the tabloid tr@sh competitor to ToI

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    Desi Canadian Reply:

    are you for real?? I don’t know any 20 year olds who use this type of language. have you even heard the songs? if you can justify these lyrics you probably think that that poor girl on the bus deserved it too. shame on you. your comments seem to be targeted at the tabloid but you picked the wrong topic to take out your anger. it’s about time you grew up a little.

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    Javed Reply:

    lagta hain tu kabhi jawaan hua hi nahi ae uncle

    you must have spend your whole life only with geriatrics. anyways dumba88 here is something for you to ponder

    you say you dont think young ppl are capable of such filthy lyrics just because in your pathetic existence you havent come across anyone like that? well i say read news more carefully – the juvenile was in the forefront and far ahead of other adult criminals while commiting this most heinous crime

    a 20 yr old penning these lewd lyrics is a picnic in comparison. it pretty universal

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    Rue Reply:

    May be you don’t understand punjabi very well. Or may be you’re just dumb! Have you listened to his lyrics?!! oh or may be, you just like those things DONE TO YOU!!!! GOOD FOR YOU!!!!

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    name1 Reply:

    Ridiculous! if u like those songs. They are insulting n outright derogatory. I read the lyrics when all this hullabaloo started and I cud nt understand how have ppl not reacted against these yet.

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    Alok Desai Reply:

    20 year old is not young. He was old enough to be sane. Such attitude are for life. Get a life girl.
    Can’t expect such views from a woman atleast. We don’t need such “peformers”

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    Natasha Reply:

    Seriously, the ol’ good for nothing fellows are just trying to get the publicity by pointing the gun at Honey Singh. Honey Singh is India’s best rapper and he will be more popular after this incident.

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    Garima Sharma Reply:

    Can’t believe the way u’re talking! just coz he was a 20 yr old, he’s excused from taking responsibility for his actions?? well, if anyone says that lyrics mean nothing, I have myself seen the youth getting affected by such ****. It was imperative to take some action about this. Its time that people like Honey Singh changed their attitude towards women.

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  • LK

    Vir – you have explained why Honey must face the music..fine…but can you tell us why u should not face the music on Nira Radia calls? your brother Rahul baccha and your step mom Sonia have done nothing in last 10-15 days so you may want to talk to Nira and make a conference call with them. After all everyone knows that you are a CON-gressi

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    Rue Reply:

    are you high on weed or something?!?!?! how can you even compare the two issues! SMH

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    Har Gobind Bhukkal Reply:

    Very well said. Honey singh is r aping music and Vir Sanghvi is r aping our democracy. Both of them should face music for their respective crimes. Infact all the Queen maino’s gang should face the music for loot and plunder of our democracy and the people of India are left to face the music ultimately.

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    aam aadmi Reply:

    this man is paid bjp wala.I’m following his comments for last few weeks. His dirty mind is full of political shit.

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  • Rue

    I’m SO glad you wrote about this, Vir. I’m with you about sexual references in popular culture. I came across the song in question some 3-4 years ago on youtube when he was still a nobody (he still is a nobody to me). I was shocked and appalled and could not believe my ears when i listened to the lyrics (they are BAD. specially if you understand the crude punjabi he uses in it). Then like 2 years ago, he became this famous punjabi rapper and all that and people went crazy on him. I was like WTH, do people not know about ‘those’ songs? How can anyone in their right mind be a ‘fan’ of his music. I refused to go to his concerts in Melbourne. And I bagged my friends who listened to his music for their bad taste. I’m SO SO SO happy that his songs’ lyrics have been brought into spotlight. I just hope he doesn’t try to cash-in on his notoriety now. Those lyrics should hound him for the rest of his life! Period.

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    Javed Reply:

    Even your friends don’t agree with you and do not see things the way you want to force everyone
    Why should we listen to your bakwaas?

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    alok desai Reply:

    So you think that the “rapist” lyrics he wrote are good for the society?

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    TRUE.HUMAN Reply:

    Man, can a song change the society? I mean, do u want to say that had honey singh not sang the songs, there won’t hav been any rape cases in India? Did Honey Singh exist during Draupadi time? Man, I respect women and I respect music too. Can’t you take it in musical point of view?

    Javed Reply:

    shows us some evidence that they caused harm. then we wont protest like sissies with candles in hand. we shall file a criminal case – something concrete

    but show us some evidence. else your emotive drivel is just hot air. It is not taking this fight against crime forward – at best it is a fruitless distraction

  • Suren singh Sahni

    How many politicians and police and their children are rapists and murderers VS you are barking at the wrong tree. What deterrence is in the streets when girls and women are humiliated daily

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  • Javed

    Of all the serious issues you have chosen to flag this softy issue. You are so lazy Mr columnist. leave honey Singh in peace and write something substantial to make us think. Not this fluffy drivel
    There are so many logical flaws with your struggling make believe arguments. What if honey Singh says in court he did not pen lyrics? Or he says the song is not written for women but on female mannequins? He will either not end up in court or acquitted. And then what will say about the damage to the cause when this poster boy target of feminist Ire walks free respectfully. Goes back to his fans even more well known. Tera to ch00tiya katt jaayega na!

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    Animal Reply:

    dats wot I am professing from so many days !!! U penned it well,man !!!

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    Rohit Reply:

    awesome comment.. instead of blaming the culture of daarubaazi that prevails in north india and punjab in particular these elitist and drunkards themselves are blaming a singer.. Please stop this.. we dont need your advice as you dont need our advice on banning sunny leone an adult star on prime time in India.. how away from reality these JNU fed columunists can become..

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  • name1

    hw is it possible that for years he sells his videos under his names n when an FIR gets registered on his name he says that he never wrote these songs. It is like Vishal Dadlani saying he never composed the music of Om Shanti Om even though it got sold under his name.

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    Javed Reply:

    dont you read – he didnt sell those. the production company is responsible legally

    anyways since there is no evidence whethere he penned it or not and given it is an old video ignored even then – legally the case against him will fall flat

    Viv’s point is right – as a journalist Sanghvi must abide by facts. Whether Honey singh really penned them or not – we dont know? But he is denying them now – is a fact

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  • http://www.alokdesai.in/ Alok Desai

    Rightly said!

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  • Pradeep

    He should come out publicly and apologize for what he has done so far and promise that he will try to be a role model for all the young adults. Let him do that and I will not have issues with him; thats my personal opinion though.

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    Rphit Reply:

    why dont you ask for an apology from the sunny the leone… why only honey singh who has more female fans than you can as fb friends :)

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    Javed Reply:

    I am sure he is not stupid to get dragged into what is already controversy. But you sir are certainly stupid. Of all the useful things you can demand from the govt for better policing, judicial reforms etc see what you have demanded

    no wonder such ghastly crimes happen and no fear of law

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  • Rakesh Kadian

    I never had this hotel in high esteem anyway. But now I have decided to boycott it as my single small step for a better society.

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    Javed Reply:

    I shall custom this hotel it it provides value for money. As regards better society I already contribute in a concrete way & dont believe token gestures do any good

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  • Rohit

    I cant believe that Honey Singh is being made the scapegoat by a society that welcomed sunny leone as is she is the reincarnation of mother teressa.. That song is 6 years old and no one needs to take action against him now.. Its the songs like CHIKNI.. ya CHIKNI chameli, HALKAT jawani, o la la oo la laa that needs to be banned not Honey Singh alone… The feminists and men apologists who are blaming a rising star again.. Punjabi singers are just plain jealous of him .. MIka singh is singing DUNIYA MERE IS PE etc… Sunny Leone is entertaining people through Jism – 2 and you are blaming this awesome singer… I would say his songs Gabru is an awesome song.. HONEY SINGH all the way…

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  • Dev

    Mr Sanghivi can you highlight the awful TV serial PHIR SUBHA HOGI its notorious portraying woman Dev from Toronto

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  • DR, Toronto

    Dear Friend,

    Before you discuss anything this intellectual says. Please have a look the following link.

    http://www.outlookindia.com/article.aspx?268066

    After reading this you will find that you are wasting your time, discussing about what he says. These intellectuals are paid journalist without any ethics.

    And it is shame that media like HT is giving these people still space to carry on.

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  • Ashok

    I believe you guys are wasting your time by paying attention to this paid journalist. If you do not believe me. Please have a look at bellow link.

    http://www.outlookindia.com/article.aspx?268066

    I am not sure if you will see my post as I believe HT is also doing censorship on post as my last post did not get published. Anyway I believe I will keep on trying as we believe in India, we have freedom of expression.

    As long as people like Lalu (politics) Azhar (Cricket) and Vir, Prabhu Chawla are there in their respective fields, India can not be on right track.

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  • sky mikon

    I will not buy any Honey Singh Music nor will I even download any MP3 or music in any form of his……………..

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  • RickP

    What are you, dude? A pessimist or does not believe in your own country? Get informed and more importantly get out of your 300+ year old slavery attitude of “We can’t do it.” Not only we are doing it, we are leading in a lot of defense technologies. Yeah, Believe it and oh BTW, I am an American!

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    Guru Reply:

    India does not lead anybody in any technology. Indian officials
    get HUSH money (kickback) and buys these inferior weapons

    and kickback money goes to Swiss banks. Do you have any
    American weapons???

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  • Jai-Hanuman

    Another Indian born/educated cab driver or working in Walmart

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  • Probhat Raha

    India does not have any coordinated Nuclear Policy. It has back-fired in the case of Pakistan. Pakistan with its wholesale imported war equipment is having the upper hand in deployment. DRDO is showing off new hardware but most of them cannot be deployed with India’s poor infrastructure.

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  • vijay !

    The logic of nuclear deterrence can be understood in terms of China.

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  • anil

    Mr. Sen along with Zia Haq better preach secularism in Bangladesh (Dr. Sen’s home country), if he is so eager to make the point before the world at large. If he can do that, his point on Modi will have some weight otherwise it is just another dive under the burqa of secularism!

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  • Sumit Bose

    A senior judge in the London Metropolitan Court was pulled up for this comment in disposing off a criminal case that was a “crime of passion”: Never run after a bus, a woman or an economic theory, there is always another coming by..
    No amount of debate or chair thrashing is going to settle this debate, but the excesses of the failed Soviet and Eastern bloc nations have proved that Government is NOT the answer to everything. The sophistication of of the European economies also proved that unbridled free enterprise is not the panacea. The current crisis of the Euro-zone has already alerted the world to the limits of “mai-baap” sarkar”.
    This example of Kader mia is just the fig-leaf to justify the whole-sale eradication of one religious group from the first modern Islamic nation of Pakistan. For one Kader Mia, there were millions of Hindus as Jodhu. Modhu Balwant and Dilpreet who were massacred, raped. homes looted and destroyed. Want proof, look at the stark numbers. Pakistan and Bangladesh has hardly any Hindus left in its territories. This has been the largest state sponsored systematic genocide/loot/terrorism inflicted upon humans in the last millennium. One Kader Mia being killed in this whole calamity is just a fig-leaf of the pseudo-marxists to thrash a a largely peaceful community that has been always at the receiving end from followers of a inhuman brutal cult that is shamelessly supremacist and cruel to “kuffurs”.
    For Prof Sen to make a selective mention of Kader Mia and not to mention of his own families’ “dash” from East Bengal into West Bengal in the face of Islamic terror that was unbridled brutally unleashed by the Islamic state is just plain Hindu-bashing at its mischievous best.
    Such “postures” are always rewarded sumptuously in the west and Prof Sen had grasped this under-current long ago and he is a smart operator “maximizing” his returns.

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    Rugved Reddy Reply:

    Good one!!

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  • ruchir

    Higher GDP does translet into higher tax revenues which allows government to spend on social programs. Government on its own has no income and depends upon the constituents for taxes. Poor constituents can not lift the heavy burden of taxes and social development. So richer constituents pay and share the burden by paying taxes. This is a classic rationale behind taxation. So in this sense Bhagwati is absolutely correct in saying that higher GDP is the only solution that works as catalyst for social development. Gujarat does not really fare that badly on social front as it is made out to be. Gujarat’s spending on social programs is better probably than many states its size and population. Comparing spending as a percentage of GDP could me very misleading due to a very high GDP of Gujarat. Cost of social programs does no T go up merely because of higher GDP. Market growth should and does take precedence over social growth which is a byproduct of market growth.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Farah-Taneja/1469212644 Farah Taneja

    Lots of misunderstandings! Let me try and clarify a few points. It is beyond ridiculous to suggest that Bhagwati believes all human development can be collapsed to a number called Gross Domestic Product. Why Bhagwati – almost no economist believes that. His co-author Panagariya has written extensively on social development and education and health and how India can improve on those areas. We can criticize other’s positions, but hopefully we don’t do that through distorting what they are saying. (I am not saying the distortion is intentional).

    What then are the differences between Sen and Bhagwati/Panagariya? Sen believes (as he explained in an article in The Hindu) that economic growth doesn’t directly help poor people – it primarily helps only the rich and the middle class. Let me point out this is contrary to what most economists believe. Sen’s views on this issue are therefore outside the mainstream of the economics profession. Of course, Sen is not against economic growth because he argues that economic growth will lead to much faster increases in tax revenues and these higher revenues can then be used by the government to directly fund social programs for the poor. Therefore economic growth is a good thing. This argument is correct. But (as I said) economic growth is important not JUST because it leads to higher tax revenues which can be spent on anti-poverty programs BUT also because it directs leads to lower poverty through better employment opportunities for the poor. In India’s case, the social programs are often very poorly implemented leading to massive corruption and wastage of resources. But we find India still reduced poverty impressively in the last decade – that seems to be primarily because of the poverty reducing effects of economic growth (which Amartya Sen unfortunately discounts). I can cite dozens of papers and studies on this, but please look at just this one http://cacp.dacnet.nic.in/Farm_Wages_in_Rural_India.pdf.

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    Bystander Reply:

    Farah,
    Let us distil this a bit. I don’t mind sounding reductionist here but let me pose you a question.
    Do you see State intervention and “free market growth” in conflict ? At what levels ?
    You have a choice – a choice of nit-picking on my point and saying it never was your argument.
    Your other choice is to try and parse what I am saying here. Dig deeper in its semantics and continue this discussion.

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  • Praveen

    The concept of secularism should best be taught in states like ” Pakistan” and ” Bangladesh” by Prof Sen.
    The idea of Hinduism coming before Nationalism is a new concept and has wrongly been used by Mr Modi ( I am not defending him neither the concept)
    But the idea of religion before nation has been the core ideology of religions other than Hinduism for sure. ( No points for guessing )
    The so called pseudo secular credentials have already been tested long in the name of Mulayam and Manmohan without getting any dividends the nation deserved.
    If u can just give the fish to poor and not teach him how to catch it , the scenario is never going to change. The 60 long years of Congress rule has not been successful in thwarting the concept of religion in politics and still has kept us divided. They have failed miserably and we need a change for sure .
    Am least interested with what Prof Sen preaches or what his detractors has to say . I am a common Indian and i want to see a common man getting the opportunity (Certainly not on the basis of religion) to fulfil his dreams . We need good infra , jobs , education and opportunity for ALL.

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  • Abhi

    “Despite being an enterprising business-community-led state awash in capital, Gujarat’s social indices remain very poor.”
    This is motivated propaganda. The article gives no figures to substantiate this.

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  • vijay !

    Had we followed Amartya Sen’s policies on economics we would have been back to the seventies.

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  • Anonymous

    Amarty Sen is a detroyer of India in the same lineage aas several other Bengali psuedo intellectuas – Kesab Chandra Sen who openly declared that India/Hinduism were inferior to Britain/Christianity; Jyoti Basu who openly supported China during the 1962 Chinese attack of India (I vividly remeber his and EMS Namboodiripad statements)….

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  • Raghavendra

    Mr Zia you say Modi strikes fear among minorities, what about crores of people who are so happy when they listen to Modi who admire Modi?
    you call yourself DEMOCRAT and how come you dismiss the liking for lakhs and lakhs of Indian voters who want Modi? you feel that is a crime on their part to like Modi?

    i hope you have the honesty to answer to my views, if you dont answer i feel you are dishonest guy with a bias in your heart.

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  • abhi

    SEN is converted christian, so is suzanne arundhati roy, and JNU is stronghold of marxist generations,,,, who listens to them?

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