Thursday, November 26, 2009

Liberhan demolishes UP bureaucrats; Says they chose to remain deaf, dumb and blind before Ayodhya incident

IF YOU thought Liberhan Commission report on the demolition of Babri mosque has indicted only the politicians and spared the bureaucrats, you are making a mistake. Justice M S Liberhan spotted a nexus between civil servants and politicians leading to December-1992 event, and even quoted Jawaharlal Nehru to say what civil service founded by Lord Cornwallis should stand for. The report of the Liberhan Ayodhya Commission of Inquiry said that bureaucrats became a part of the cartel of the then UP chief minister (Kalyan Singh) and willingly helped the party's manifesto, propagate the caste and communal oriented politics."The police and the administrators were the executors of the designs of the RSS, VHP, BJP, Bajrang Dal, Shiv Sena etc.," section 168.8 of the chapter 14 of the report (page no 950) said. Using harsher words, the report said, "They (civil servants) could have at least attempted to stem the tide of communalism and the rape of democracy. But they chose to remain deaf, dumb and blind throughout and instead became a willing part of the cartel... The police and the bureaucrats of the state not just turned a blind eye to the misadventures of the polity but actively connived with the chief minister and the Sangh Parivar by systematically paralyzing the state machinery" The report further alleged that many of those civil servants were rewarded with plum postings after the demolition as well as tickets for contesting elections. Justice Liberhan also hinted that then UP chief minister Kalyan Singh's mass transfer of some of the officers out of action, and getting in officers of political choice was a part of a larger design. And finally here's the sermon. "The civil service founded by Lord Cornwallis was meant to provide continuity in governance. Speaking at the inauguration of the Indian Institute of Public Administration at Delhi in 1954, Jawaharlal Nehru offered these words of advice to civil servants 'Administration is meant to achieve something and not to exist in some kind of an ivory tower following certain rules of procedure and Narcissus-like looking on itself with complete satisfaction. The test after all, is the human being and their welfare". (In Picture: Dr Manmohan Singh being presented the Liberhan Commission Report by Justice MS Liberhan, in New Delhi on June 30, 2009. The Union home minister P Chidambaram is also seen). For actual text of "The civil servants and police officers of Uttar Pradesh", go to page number 948 to 950 of the Chapter 14 of the report. CISF personnel hired out to private cos Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel are being hired out to private companies. So far Infosys Technologies has hired 101 personnel whereas Electronics City, Bangalore hired 68 personnel. While agreeing for deployment of CISF in private sector establishments, it is ensured that it will not compromise the security of the other sensitive establishments in public sector, minister of state for home Ajay Maken said in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

1 comment:

  1. Tough talk from Justice Liberhan. But why has he failed to name bureaucrats if he is convinced that they were also responsible for the misadventure?