Insightful newsletter of Drishtikone: Issue #145 - Was Hathras an Honor Killing?

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“Now I will tell you the answer to my question. It is this. The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from the oligarchies of the past in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites. The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just around the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal. We are not like that. We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now you begin to understand me.” ― George Orwell, 1984


The problem with those who sell morality is that they really sell templates. If your actions don’t align with those templates they sell, then like the fanatic pastors and bishops of the 4th century Europe, they enroll people to start persecuting anyone who deviates.

Morality is the refuge of scoundrels. Those who have to be told to love their neighbor or friend, because their basic and fundamental humanity is constipated. For, if your humanity is functioning, do you really need to be told to not hate or kill?

So we have a unique situation on our hands.

आज हम मुर्दों के लिए अर्थियां नहीं बनाते, हम अर्थियों के नाप के मुर्दे काट रहे हैं!

And, they have the ecosystem to make it work as well.

That kind of moral nonsense may make some people feel better about themselves for a few moments, but it solves nothing. The society remains as screwed up as before. Probably worse. For, every cycle of crime-lying nonsense desensitizes us all more and more.


Was the crime in Hathras customized and falsified by the media?

The strange behavior of the family and the entire drama set up by the political vultures says something interesting about the Hathras situation. The victim’s family is not happy with the CBI investigation, which is strange.

The final medico-legal report on the Hathras incident from Aligarh Hospital says clearly that there was no sexual assault. Here is the final opinion.

Final Opinion

  1. There are no signs suggestive of vaginal/anal intercourse

  2. There are evidences of physical assault (Injuries over the neck and the back)

But the media like thewire and even the TOI are busy twisting this whole thing by confabulating the so-called “initial report” with the final one from AMU’s hospital.

Here is the final report.

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The report has the conclusion that there was no sexual assault.

The leftist fake media is hellbent on talking about innuendo-ridden ‘statements’ and initial report that there may have been a penetration, but it could not conclude about the semen being present. (Source)

Let us understand this - when the final report has come out, TOI is in possession of a so-called ‘preliminary report’, which talks about penetration but no semen.

What do you think is the crime they are talking about there while they peddle this “report vs report” narrative? An attempted sexual assault?! Or a gang rape?!

If there was a gang rape by FOUR people. And a violent one at that. Would we be seeing just signs of penetration but no semen? Really?! Do they even understand what a violent gang rape even means?

Such a carnage would leave behind no ambiguity!!

Now, we go back to our discussion yesterday about how everyone in the village knew that Sandeep and Manisha were lovers and the families were not happy with that relationship. In fact, they had been violently beaten up by the families as well.

So, let us ask the question that needs to be asked -

Was Hathras a case of Honor Killing?

Because, the strange behavior of the family - which could very well be counting on the political twisting of the situation to help them out of the murder of their own daughter and now suddenly asked to be investigated - really makes you think.

Add to that the entire media machinery in such an overdrive to create fake narratives, and all this points to something else. For example, there have been enough phone calls being made to the family to tutor them on how to milk their statements for political capital.

In the tape, the victim's kin is being urged to speak against the police and the government in front of the media and also asked to wait for the arrival of Congress leaders Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi before making the statement.  (Source)

Not just that, the person also asks the family to revise the compensation sum from the government.

The person talking to the victim's family is also heard suggesting them not to settle for Rs 25 lakh but to ask for Rs 50 lakh compensation. (Source)

Who is tutoring them? And why is the family being used in such a blatant manner? More importantly, why is the family allowing Congress to milk them? Specifically when Congress has absolutely no power in UP at all?! The family can easily come out and ask for protection from Yogi Adityanath and tell the truth.

Why isn’t it doing that and allowing these vultures to use them as canon-fodder?

The only explanation is - that they themselves have only Congress and its fake narrative to save them. Other than that, the situation offers no sane explanation.

Machiavellian media - the greatest national security threat in India

From the narrative of RSS’ involvement in Gandhi's assassination even when the Punjab High Court judgment clearly said that RSS was not involved, to today - we have been fed lies in place of facts.

(Source: Beyond Doubt: A Dossier on Gandhi's Assassination)

The Gandhi assassination lie has been propagated throughout media since 1948 to ding RSS. Something that Rahul Gandhi took to heart and parrotted. Only to walk it back when faced with a defamation case. (Source)

Rahul Gandhi may be cleared of defamation charges after the Congress vice president backtracked today and told the Supreme Court he never meant to accuse the whole of the RSS of assassinating Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi.The defamation case against the Congress vice president may just be dropped, because of Rahul recanting. The RSS activist who filed the criminal defamation case had offered to withdraw the case against Rahul if he absolved the RSS of the assassination.

In Junaid’s death case, an entire story was created of how he was killed because he was carrying beef. Here is the NDTV report.

16-year-old Junaid Khan was stabbed to death on a train last week by a mob who accused him and his three companions of carrying beef in their bags. Junaid, his brother Haseeb and their two cousins were travelling back to their village in Haryana's Ballabhgarh from Delhi after Eid shopping when they were attacked with knives on Thursday evening. The teen was later thrown off the train at Asaoti station, just 30 kms from the national capital. The fight that erupted over seats got bigger because they looked "different", Junaid's brother has told the police. He said religious slurs were yelled at them; his skull cap was pulled off his head, his beard was pulled and they were called "beef eaters" and "anti-national." (Source)

But the Punjab and Haryana High Court said something totally different in its statement.

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has ruled out the communal angle in connection with the Junaid Khan lynching case. The court made the observation in an order granting bail to one of the accused saying the initial dispute was 'only regarding the seat sharing and abuses in the name of castes and nothing more'. The observation was made in the order passed on March 28, granting bail to Rameshwar Dass, reported Indian Express. (Source)

“…. High Court ruled out the communal angle” are significant words coming from a High Court.

Ask yourself - How could the entire - and I mean ENTIRE - media get the story so wrong? It wasn’t off on a few details here or there, or names of people and/or places, or statements stated incorrectly. It peddled a story that was not even there!!

The whole damn story was different!!

When you are reporting on Lincoln's assassination and in your headlines and copy you are sharing Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist instead, not one or two but the entire gang, then it does not remain a problem of omission. It is a deliberate act of collective commission by the press!

For such an orchestra to function, there has to be a conductor. The question is who is the conductor of this orchestra?

We are now staring at a similar situation, where a crime of honor killing may have been twisted into “casteist gang rape” instead.

So, we all need to ask ourselves - if media is indeed a national security risk in how it is creating and peddling fictional narratives that have social unrest as their motive?


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how a Chinese-origin student exposed the Chinese camps in Xinjiang

A China-born British Columbia law student, Shawn Zhang, has been busy with a side project that is quite remarkable. He has been looking for “re-education centers” in the Xinjiang province.

And Shawn has found some interesting stuff.

Some of the most revealing details lie in the shadows, which show features that would otherwise be invisible in overhead images. There, in silhouette, lie the barbed-wire-topped fences and guard towers that surround the re-education centers. Locating those centers has become a personal project for Mr. Zhang, who has now found 21 suspected locations – six in July alone – and sees the re-education system as the most pressing human-rights concern in China today. (Source)

Zhang’s work is founded on the “database is founded in part on addresses contained in government bid documents for the construction or renovation of facilities used for re-education.”

This one kid’s work has truly changed the entire discussion now on the Chinese atrocities in Xinjiang.

Meanwhile, “The Hindu” had run a two-page ad that looked like a news item, in way of propaganda. There is a legitimate demand now to look into the source of the money that came to the paper.

nota bene

Timeline for COVID-19 vaccine: The Union health ministry has asked states to submit lists of priority population who will receive the Covid-19 vaccine first by October end, minister Harsh Vardhan has said. Priority population refers to those who are at a higher risk of contracting the virus than others. The government is working round the clock to chart out a mechanism of step-by-step vaccine distribution, once they are ready, the minister said, addressing his weekly program Sunday Samvaad. (Source)

Major modernization of India’s law enforcement: Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said here on Sunday that the Centre is planning on bringing amendments in the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC). Speaking about the Rashtriya Raksha University, he said, “This (proposed) University (at Gujarat) will bring about key changes in the functioning of the country’s police system.” On the National Forensic Sciences University, he said “it would enable students in the country to enrich themselves in law, criminology and other related disciplines, as well as excel in forensic science research”. Two bills to set up the National Forensic Sciences University and the Rashtriya Raksha University were passed by Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha last month. (Source)

World’s cleanest railways: The Railways has embarked on a massive electrification drive and by 2023, the country will have the world’s largest 100 percent clean energy-driven rail transport system, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said. The railway minister also said that the work was underway to set up an infrastructure for generating 20,000 megawatts of renewable energy, which will provide power for running the entire network. “By 2023, the Indian Railways will be the world’s largest 100 percent electrified rail transport system,” Goyal said at the inauguration of an underground station of the city’s East-West Metro corridor. (Source)

Khalistani terrorists caught in Punjab: Punjab Police on Sunday said that it has busted a terror module and arrested two terrorists of the Khalistan Zindabad Force (KZF). According to the police, the accused have been identified as Makhan Singh Gill, alias Amli and Davinder Singh, alias Happy. Both accused are residents of village Noorpur Jattan, Hoshiarpur district. (Source)

the man who got Bin Laden

CIA Director Leon Panetta was at the helm of affairs when the US completed the Osama Bin Laden mission in Pakistan. This conversation by Palki Sharma on WION is very interesting.

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