A group of ’eminent’ activists and writers has issued a joint statement on Monday seeking an “an independent and credible inquiry” to look into allegations of sexual harassment against Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi.
According leftist propaganda portal, the group of 33 ’eminent’ activists has issued a statement calling upon all the judges of the Supreme Court to set up an “independent and credible inquiry committee” comprising of senior retired judges and eminent members of civil society, headed by a woman, to inquire the complaint made by a former employee of the Supreme Court.
“This is a moment of grave crisis for the judiciary. If the court is unable to credibly deal with this challenge, public confidence in the judiciary will be severely eroded,” the statement reads.
The group has also asked Chief Justice Gogoi to refrain from exercising any administrative powers during the course of the inquiry since many of the witnesses named by the woman are officials of the court registry.
In a shocking development, a female former staffer of the Supreme Court of India had levelled serious allegations against CJI Ranjan Gogoi. The alleged victim has written to 22 judges of the SC, alleging that CJI Gogoi had made sexual advances on her at his residential office on October 10 and 11.
The woman has mentioned that after she had refused to be part of CJI’s sexual advancements, she was moved out of his residential office and then after two months, was dismissed from her job. The woman had further alleged that the harassment did not stop even after her dismissal on December 21, 2018.
The CJI had responded with a startling revelation that this sexual harassment allegation was part of a larger plot and that it was a pressure tactic to ensure he doesn’t hear important cases that were coming up. One of those cases was the contempt hearing against Rahul Gandhi.
Interestingly, the group of 33 eminent writers and activists, includes a large number of controversial ultra left-wing activists, Naxal sympathisers, UPA era beneficiaries and members of Congress ecosystem. The list includes Arundhati Roy, Aruna Roy, Yogendra Yadav, Harsh Mander, Amnesty India Executive Director Aakar Patel and other controversial activists.
Here, we shall look into the background of some of these people part of the ’eminent’ group which has now asked for a probe against the sitting Chief Justice of the country.
Ultra-left activist and controversial ‘fiction’ writer Arundhati Roy, who believes that Rafale is an aircraft carrier, is a known rabble-rouser who often openly instigates anti-India propaganda through her separatist tendencies.
Arundhati Roy had once opined that Maoists who are responsible for the deaths of so many civilians and soldiers are ‘Gandhians with Guns’.
Arundhati Roy had shockingly said that Kashmir was never an integral part of India and claimed that India had become a colonizing power as soon as it won its independence from the British. “Kashmir has never been an integral part of India. It is a historical fact. Even the Indian government has accepted this.”
While speaking at an event at Northwestern Law School in Chicago in 2013, Roy, who often spews venom with her Hinduphobic comments had described the event of Godhra train burning case as, “A train full of pilgrims coming back from the destruction of this Ayodhya mosque which was disputed. The train caught fire; nobody knows who set fire to the train and 57 pilgrims were burnt…”. The demolition of the Babri Masjid and the Godhra massacre happened 10 years apart.
Arundhati Roy, who regularly lies profusely, funds a self-proclaimed ‘fact checking’ website that also lies profusely.
Harsh Mander is another UPA era beneficiary, who was the director of the Center for Equity Studies. Mander was earlier appointed a member of Sonia Gandhi’s National Advisory Committee. He has advocated for evangelical conversion in the past and ridiculed laws that prevent conversion. Mander is also a known Ishrat apologist, the female LeT operative who was killed in an encounter along with three others by Crime Branch Officials in Gujarat.
In his article on the political marginalization of Muslims which was shared by current Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, Mander had written, “Muslims are today’s castaways, political orphans with no home, for virtually every political party. This despite India being home to a tenth of the world’s Muslims, around 180 million people, making it the largest Muslim country after Indonesia and Pakistan. There has never been a harder time to be a Muslim in India, not since the stormy months that followed India’s Partition.”
Harsh Mander was also part of the team which was hell-bent on implementing the Communal Violence Bill, officially referred to as the Prevention of Communal and Targeted Violence (Access to Justice and Reparations) Bill, 2011. The contentious bill would have proved to be one of the most disastrous laws if it were to be passed to be an act as it was anti-majority and presumed that the majority community is always to blame for the communal violence.
An intellectual, psephologist, politician, activist and what not. These are the ‘characters’ that Yogendra Yadav usually portrays in his public life. However, Yadav is a known left-wing ideologue who is known for opposing and discrediting against the BJP, particularly Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Yogendra Yadav was once part of the troika with Prashant Bhushan and Arvind Kejriwal before Arvind Kejriwal kicked him out of the Aam Aadmi Party. Yogendra Yadav is also known for propagating lies about RSS and distorting history pertaining to India’s freedom movement of India.
Aakar Patel, an alleged ‘Human rights activist’ associated with Amnesty International India, is known for making bigoted casteist remarks. Aakar Patel, a writer who is famous for making casteist comments and stereotyping people based on their ethnic backgrounds had written an article linking one of the comments of Giriraj Singh to extremism and terrorism by Hindus.
Interestingly, Aakar Patel is also allegedly close to fugitive criminal Vijay Mallya. Aakar Patel’s wife Tushita Aakar Patel supposedly used to work as Mallya’s political secretary. Amnesty International India under Aakar Patel was also raided by Enforcement Directorate for violation of FDI guidelines under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) and FCRA rules.
Shabnam Hashmi is one of the founders of the NGO ANHAD whose FCRA registration was cancelled in 2016 by the NDA government due to “undesirable” activities against the public interest. As per DeshGujarat, ANHAD was majorly a Church funded organization.
Shabnam Hashmi was also part of the group entrusted by Sonia Gandhi’s NAC to draft the contentious Communal Violence Bill. It was alleged that Shabnam Hashmi belonged to an NGO that received foreign funding from abroad, which was also charged with the responsibility of drafting the extremely controversial Communal Violence Bill.
The group is not just limited to these ’eminent’ activists. The groups also involve other left-wing ‘obstructionist’ activists like Medha Patkar, Aruna Roy who have been part of legal activism throughout and acted as a stumbling block to the development initiatives of the country. Aruna Roy, who is also known to be a vocal supporter of ‘Urban Naxals’ was also part of the Sonia Gandhi’s unconstitutional National Advisory Committee.
The other members of the ’eminent’ group are unsurprisingly left leaning and some of them had even supported the accused in the Bhima Koregaon violence. The other members are – Kamla Bhasin, Bezwada Wilson, Kalpana Kannabiran, Syeda Hameed, P Sainath, Kavita Kuruganti, Dipa Sinha, Annie Raja, Anjali Bhardwaj, Nikhil Dey, Prabhat Patnaik, Kamal Jaswal, Amitabh Behar, Paul Divakar, Maj Gen SG Vombatkere, Kavita Srivastava, Arundhati Dhuru, Vipul Mudgal, Amrita Johri, Meera Sanghamitra, Abha Bhaiya, Himshi Singh, Basant Hetamsaria, Suhas Kolhekar, Annie Namala, Uma.
The above group of ’eminent’ people actually mirror the same set of people who often take sides to bully and intimidate individuals who are not ideologically inclined to their views. Recently, similar propaganda was hatched with several actors, writers with questionable integrity came together to urge voters to oust Narendra Modi from power.