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The Brutality of “Bulldozer Justice” in India

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The Brutality of “Bulldozer Justice” in India

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Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark

It looks all too eerily similar as a method: the expulsion of individuals from their home, the demolition of said home and the punishing of entire families.  All excused by a harsh reading of local regulations.  But this method, used by Israeli authorities for years against vulnerable Palestinians, has become a weapon of choice for the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Gujarat.

On June 12, Muslim activist Javed Mohammed, a member of the Welfare Party of India, tasted such retributive justice in witnessing the family home demolished by the Prayagraj Development Authority (PDA).  The actions were also inflicted on two other homes belonging to individuals accused of throwing projectiles after Friday prayers.  Similar measures have been implemented in Saharanpur and Kanpur.

As with all such brutal, state-sanctioned BJP thuggery, the measure is given a legal gloss in victimising the occupants.  They are the ones in the wrong, without the valid construction permits, or paperwork.  The PDA insists that Javed was notified on May 10 to have his illegal construction razed by June 9. But this claim was only made in a rude note that demanded he vacate the premises by 11 am on June 12.

Beyond the imputations associated with dubious paperwork, the religious credentials of the victims are what bothers the authorities the most.  They are also the ones deemed in the wrong when protesting the reprehensible conduct of BJP officials, notably in the context of inflammatory remarks made against the Muslim faith.

Such “bulldozer justice”, as it is grotesquely termed, has become fashionable against Muslim leaders accused of participating and stirring protest in response to remarks on the Prophet Mohammad made by former BJP leaders Nupur Sharm and Naveen Jindal.  This month’s protests organised in Prayagraj and Saharanpur subsequently turned violent.  Thirteen police were injured and 300 people arrested.

Law enforcement authorities and the PDA have taken a particular interest in Javed’s activities, arresting him and detaining his wife and second daughter, Somaiya.  Afreen, his firebrand daughter and student at Jawaharlal Nehru University, has also piqued the interest of the authorities for her role in inspiring protest.  Her pedigree as a marcher and organiser was already assured in her role in protests against the nasty Citizenship Amendment Act.

What, then, of the response to such brutal, extra-judicial punishments?  The demolition of Javed’s home and other activists did not exactly see opposition politicians voice concerns about natural justice and the right to shelter.

In fact, outrage against such acts has been in short supply.  Some television networks even went so far as to express delight at treatment they regarded as appropriate against mischief makers who had masterminded protests in Prayagraj.  Rahul Gandhi of the Congress Party preferred to focus on the unwanted attention of the Enforcement Directorate regarding money-laundering claims connected with the sale of the National Herald newspaper.

Added to the specious justification that the homes were illegally constructed, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath would revel in applying the brutal treatment.  His media adviser, Mrityunjay Kumar, showed little reluctance in celebrating the use of the bulldozer and promising more demolitions with this heralded weapon. “Unruly elements remember,” he tweeted, captioning a picture of a bulldozer doing its dastardly work, “every Friday is followed by a Saturday.”

Some members of the legal fraternity have begged to differ.  “Even if you assume for a moment that the construction was illegal, which, by the way is how crores of Indians live” explained former Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court, Govind Mathur, “it is impermissible that you demolish a house on a Sunday when the residents are in custody.”

A number of lawyers have written to the current Allahabad High Court Chief Justice, pointing out that Javed’s home was actually in his wife’s name.  Neither had received earlier notices of illegal construction, as claimed by the PDA, suggesting that due process had been denied.

The courts have become the logical, if only battleground for victims to seek redress.  Challenges have been launched in the Supreme Court, the Allahabad High Court and the Madhya Pradesh High Court, though these cases remain in legal limbo.  The delay in judicial action has drawn criticism from legal commentators, with twelve figures including former Supreme Court and High Court justices urging Supreme Court Chief Justice NV Ramana to uphold its role as “custodians of the Constitution”. “We hope and trust the Supreme Court will rise to the occasion and not let the citizens and the Constitution down at this crucial juncture.”

The nature of judicial intervention in these cases has certainly preoccupied some Supreme Court justices, though they claim to eschew activism.  Supreme Court Justice Dhananjaya Y. Chandrachud, set to become Chief Justice come November, recently delivered a lecture at King’s College, London observing a “growing litigious trend in the country” that indicated “the lack of patience in the political discourse.  The result is a slippery slope where courts are regarded as the only organ of the State for the realisation of rights – obviating the need for continuous engagement with the legislature and the executive.”

Fearing judicial overreach, Justice Chandrachud accepted that the Supreme Court, while entrusted to “protect the fundamental rights of the citizens”, should not decide “issues requiring the involvement of elected representatives.”  In so doing, the court would deviate from its “constitutional role” and “not service a democratic society, which at its core, must resolve issues through public deliberation, discourse and the engagement of citizens with their representatives and the constitution.”

This noble depiction of democracy is admirable and politically hard to fault in instances where the rule of law reigns in all majesty.  But in cases of executive or legislative overreach, particularly when it comes to “bulldozer justice”, it seems sterile and non-committal.  In the context of such savage retribution, it would only be fitting for the judges to consider that any dialogue between the authorities, the electors and the victims who have lost, and will lose their homes, is at an end.

Dr. Binoy Kampmark was a Commonwealth Scholar at Selwyn College, Cambridge.  He currently lectures at RMIT University.  Email: bkampmark@gmail.com

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Matt

Speaking of demolition and “Indians” as “J”s of the orient… Look no further than Shyam Sunder https://www.ae911truth.org/ on the LIE$ of “demolition” https://www.ae911truth.org/…

Rinse and repeat for their partner in crime (http://www.911research.wtc7.net/wtc/groundzero/cleanup.html) that would do the same!

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Sgt. Based

>indian government engaging in violence…

Oh no

>against Muslims

Nevermind. Carry on.

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JJ345

But if China sends terrorists/Hard-core Sunnis to re-education camps the whores wouldn’t shut up.

James

This world is becoming very crowded with arrogant bastards who will do anything for power. I have a news for you, your time is coming to end soon with precision.

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JJ345

Indians lick the shit off the ground if it is from a white person. That is just a fact – they are still slaves and nothing in their ape-like minds changed. Look at China and now laugh at these “free” apes called Indians.

As they are owned by the West, ofc the West can’t say much to them… “monkey see, monkey do” after all.

I have been to India and god saves you if you are a white woman. It is so bad, I said this before but the Indian government made this BS Hindu shit story about why Indians – Brown/dark brown is the superior race to black and white. Go look it up… it is funny and sad. Indian see themselves as shit people – these fuking apes are buying fart jays of white women.

This is just one E.g Stephanie Matto. What are the demographics of the people who buy your jars? Where do they tend to be from? “Mostly it’s the United States, Canada, but I do have a lot of fans in India, and I have a lot of fans in Czech Republic because I actually have a Czech background and I grew up in Czech Republic.”

Fun fact: “Two-thirds of people in India live in poverty: 68.8% of the Indian population lives on less than $2 a day. Over 30% even have less than $1.25 per day available – they are considered extremely poor.”

Yet they can pay for fart jays because it is from a white woman tho. So here is the question…do you think they are any different than Zion? Remember the Indian government-funded and changed history books to put this fake image on its own people…oh, I wonder how that’s going to end…surely nothing bad going to happen.

“Are BJP-ruled states moving towards Nazi-style policing?” Last fun fact; BJP party “founders” were cuck sucks of Nazis :).

P.S. No I’m not Pakistani and fuk’em as they are the gay whores of Turk-isis and Wahhabis.

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JoeyBlogger

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S Balu

Kemala Harris penis Reading the history of East India Company white man observed at Varanasi that Indians would make EXCELLENT BABUS and CAN EASILY HYPED UP BY RELIGIOUS FERVOR ie India is ripe for colonization based on religious divide and rule game ( Indians have been hyped to become highly bigoted ) What he meant by Excellent Babu was that Indians under whiteman command will meticulously obey the order Work under him and follow the written instructions to the last dot BUT AN INDIAN IS UNABLE TO HANDLE POWER AND DISPERSE IT EVENLY This can be observed how Indians Behavior Towards non Europeans when they have power this can be observed at AIRPORTS WHERE INDIAN BABUS AND BABIES ARE IMMIGRATION OFFICEER OR IN POLICE OR IN POSTION OF POWER WORST IS TO COME AS THOUSANDS OF INDIAN BABUS AND BABUS ARE IN ADMINISTRATIVE SECTIONS OF GOVERNMENT AREA OF HOUSING EMPLOYMENT ETC YOU AIN’T NOTHING PRITI PATEL IS JUST A MICRO DROP OF WHAT IS COME

S Balu

INDIANS ARE EASILY HYPED UP AND RIGHT NOW THEY ARE RIDING zio Christian west WAGON WITHOUT UNDERSTANDING WHOSE NEIGHBORHOOD THEY LIVE IN INDIA CANNOT AFFORD TO FIGHT CHINA NOR OCCUPY KASHMIR WITH 900,000 OCCUPATION TROOPS zio Christian west ONLY INTEREST IS TO USE INDIA AS CANNON FODDER AND SELL JUNK WEAPONS TO INDIA WITH MODI AND HIS BIGOTED RSS/BJP HINDUVETA GANG NEED TO SPEND MONEY ON EDUCATION,HOSPITALS,ROAD,TRANSLATION ETC NOT TO PICK A FIGHT WITH CHINA OR PAKISTAN INDIA WILL LEARN HARD WAY WITH LITTLE BEATING FROM CHINA

Gilles

Writting coming at a time when british empire is displeased India lack of compliance with regards to harassing Russia and self screwing in the process.. Must be a coincidence…

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Lazy Gamer

Muslim: Your god is merely inanimate. Hindu: Your prophet is a pedo. Muslim: *protests and rages* Personally, the whole thing is like childish name calling and intolerance. lol blasphemy laws are obsolete and medieval. They have no place in our age of rights and reason.

While initial notice was sent a month ago, final notice was done when the family was in jail hence defective. The deliberate choice to selectively implement demolitions especially when they have identified their target who currently cannot act is an abuse of power.

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Yuri

Indians are animals shitting in the streets even in front of the their own doorsteps, you cant help apes

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S Balu

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ONE THING INDIANS HAVE FAILED TO UNDERSTAND IN BEFRIENDING zionist and zio Christian west THAT THEY DO NOT TOLERATE A POWERFUL ECONOMIC POWER AND SUPERPOWER AS THEIR RIVAL INDIA WORKING WITH MUSLIM COUNTRIES WOULD BE BECOME FORMIDABLE NOT ONLY ECONOMIC POWER BUT ALSO POLITICAL POWER AND WHAT YOU ARE WITNESSING IN INDIA AND INDIANS POLITICIANS WHO ARE PREACHING HATRED AND BIGOTRY AGAINST MUSLIMS IS DIRECT RESULT OF THEM BEING HYPED BY zionist and zio Christian west AND THEY DESTROYING THEIR OWN TIES WITH MUSLIM WORLD ie WINNERS HERE ARE zionist and zio Christian west WHO WITHOUT FIRING A SHOT WILL HAVE INDIAN BABUS AS THEIR SLAVES FOR A LONG TIME TO COME

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