It is impossible for one to be internationalist without being a nationalist. Internationalism is possible only when nationalism becomes a fact, i.e. when peoples belonging to different countries have organized themselves and are able to act as one man. It is not nationalism that is evil, it is the narrowness, selfishness, exclusiveness which is the bane of modern nations which is evil. Each wants to profit at the expense of, and rise on the ruin of, the other.

Indian nationalism has struck a different path. It wants to organize itself or to find full self-expression for the benefit and service of humanity at large … God having cast my lot in the midst of the people of India, I should be untrue to my Maker if I failed to serve them. If I do not know how to serve them I shall never know how to serve humanity. And I cannot possibly go wrong so long as I do not harm other nations in the act of serving my country.

Mahatma Gandhi (Young India, 18 June 1925, p211)

NON-COOPERATION WITH EVIL IS AS MUCH A DUTY AS IS COOPERATION WITH GOOD (GANDHI)

NON-COOPERATION WITH EVIL IS AS MUCH A DUTY AS IS COOPERATION WITH GOOD (GANDHI)

ALL TRUTH PASSES THROUGH THREE STAGES; FIRST, IT IS RIDICULED, SECOND, IT IS VIOLENTLY OPPOSED, THIRD, IT IS ACCEPTED AS BEING SELF-EVIDENT. (Arthur Schopenhauer)

I WILL TELL YOU ONE THING FOR SURE. ONCE YOU GET TO THE POINT WHERE YOU ARE ACTUALLY DOING THINGS FOR TRUTH'S SAKE, THEN NOBODY CAN EVER TOUCH YOU AGAIN BECAUSE YOU ARE HARMONIZING WITH A GREATER POWER. (George Harrison)

THE WORLD ALWAYS INVISIBLY AND DANGEROUSLY REVOLVES AROUND PHILOSOPHERS (Nietzsche)

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Rajiv Gandhi assasination: Supreme Court seeks status report on investigation into larger conspiracy



NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court directed the CBI on Monday to file status report on its probe on the larger conspiracy behind the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and asked for a timeframe for completion of the investigation. A bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and Navin Sinha said the conspiracy behind the assassination had to be probed as directed by a Tada court.

The court was hearing a plea by A G Perarivalan, one of the convicts whose death sentence was commuted to a life term in the assassination case. He alleged that neither the CBI's special investigation team nor the Multi Disciplinary Monitoring Agency (MDMA) headed by it had proceeded with the probe in a proper perspective to bring the accused to book as several people at the top were involved. He contended that a probe to identify the role of individuals to uncover the larger conspiracy in the killing was required.

Additional Solicitor General Maninder Singh, appearing for CBI, said investigation was on and it would take some time as some accused were absconding. He said some of the accused were absconding and out of India and extradition proceedings were to be initiated to bring them back.

The apex court had on February 18, 2014 commuted the death sentence of Perarivalan to life imprisonment, along with two other condemned prisoners — Santhan and Murugan — on grounds of a delay of 11 years in deciding their mercy plea by the Centre. Perarivalan alleged that CBI and MDMA, which were entrusted with the task to probe the facts, have not done their work properly and they were delaying the probe.

"The grievance of the petitioner is that the designated Tada court was monitoring the pending investigation on papers only, but without knowing actual facts of the investigation being conducted by CBI (MDMA) for the last about 17 years. The Tada court merely collected sealed covers cluelessly, that too in-chambers vide in-camera proceedings, from the investigating agency every three months once without even opening the said covers for so many years," he said in his petition.


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