Petition to Conduct CBI Enquiry into Murder of Dr J A Mathan

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Maharashtra to pass bill against black magic

Maharashtra to pass bill against black magic

Thursday, February 24, 2011
http://www.bangaloremirror.com/index.aspx?Page=article&sectname=News%20-%20Nation&sectid=11&contentid=2011022420110224202246533788dfbf2

With the budget session nearing, Narendra Dabholkar, founder-member of MANS (Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nir-moolan Samiti) met Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Monday, during which Chavan assured him that he would extend efforts to get the Maharashtra Eradication of Black Magic, Evil and Aghori Practices Bill passed in the assembly session.

In a long discussion with Chavan, Dabolkar narrated how the bill that was moved in 2005 is still stuck in the Legislative Council. He said in 1999, the Congress had promised in writing to turn the bill into a law within a year. When there were talks about the bill being against the Hindu religion, the bill was re-drafted and it was approved at the assembly on December 16, 2005. After that, for the next four years the bill was hanging in the legislative council thanks to political wrangling.

If the bill gets passed, Maharashtra would be the first state in the country to a progressive law of this sort.

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Minor Boy killed for marriage snub by relatives

Minor Boy killed for marriage snub by relatives
http://www.telegraphindia.com/1110225/jsp/siliguri/story_13632330.jsp
Malda, Feb. 24: The father of a boy who was found hacked to death today has alleged that the murder was the fallout of a marriage proposal that he had rejected for his 14-year-old son.

Sujit Mondol’s body was found in a field in the Bahanno Bigha area of town, barely 500 metres from his home. The boy was a painter in a workshop that manufactured steel almirahs.

Kanto Mondol, a farmer, alleged that his son-in-law Sukumar Mondol and his father were behind Sujit’s murder. Of late, Sukumar’s father Rajen, who owned the almirah workshop, had been insisting that the boy get married to his daughter. “I refused to get my son married off as he was still a minor and we used to have frequent arguments over the issue,” Kanto had told police. Since then Sukumar and his family had been threatening the boy with dire consequences.

Sujit’s uncle Agu Mondol said last night Galia Mondol and Makhan Mondol, who also worked at the almirah workshop, had come to look for the boy. They left with Sujit around 8pm. “Sujit did not come home at night. We searched for him. Around 8am today, we were told that Sujit’s body had been found,” Agu said.

Malda police chief Bhuban Mondol said: “The father of the victim has named two persons who had called his son out of the house last evening. He had also complained to the Englishbazar police that Rajen and one of his sons, Suren, had been threatening Sujit.” Sources said the police conducted raids this morning but the accused were not at home.

Stop-knot plea to cops:13-yr-old class topper stalls Forced Child wedding

Stop-knot plea to cops:13-yr-old class topper stalls Forced Child wedding
http://www.telegraphindia.com/1110225/jsp/siliguri/story_13632331.jsp
Islampur, Feb. 24: A 13-year-old class topper ran away from home in an Islampur village yesterday evening and turned up at a police outpost pleading for help to escape the marriage fixed by her mother that was supposed to have taken place today.

The marriage was called off after Seema (name changed) complained against her mother, saying she was being forcibly married off though she was good in studies and wanted to complete school. The groom had also taken Rs 10,000 as advance dowry.

Seema broke down soon after she arrived at the police station around 7pm. For the Class VIII student of a high school in Pamolhat in Goalpokhar, this was her first trip outside home all by herself. A desperate Seema had taken a trekker to reach the outpost 12km from her home on the advice of her best friend in school. “I felt bad complaining about my mother. But I didn’t know what to do. It was then that a friend of mine advised me to approach the police,” the girl said as she sobbed uncontrollably this morning. She is now staying with her aunt at Pamolhat itself.

She told the police that her father, a farm labourer, died four years ago and her mother was of a “very stubborn” nature. “My mother works as a domestic help and my elder sister is married. I have a brother who studies in Class V. I am good in studies but my mother is forcing me to get married. I want to study, please help me,” Seema told the police.

She said her mother and the two matchmakers had arranged her marriage to Sudarshan Mondal, a 26-year-old carpenter’s assistant from Ramganj in Islampur, a month ago.

The sub-inspector in charge of the outpost, T.N. Bhutia, sent a vehicle and brought the girl’s mother and elder sister to the police outpost yesterday evening. “We made them write a declaration that they would not force the girl to get married,” Bhutia said.

He said the police would start a case against the groom, matchmaker Sukhlal Biswas and his associate under the Prohibition of Child Marriages Act. If convicted, they can be jailed for two years or fined up to Rs 1 lakh or both.

Headmistress Ruma Das said she was proud of her student Seema. “She stood up against something that is our responsibility, to prevent child marriages. Seema is the best girl in the class. We on behalf of the school will help her in all ways,” she said

Keeping your family Healthy (by Eric Stevenson)

Keeping Your Family Healthy
by (Guest writer) Eric Stevenson
Family health is not just about applying Band-Aids and locking away the cleaning products.  Those are certainly important aspects, but it’s also crucial to think in the long term.  Kids who grow up with healthy habits are more likely to retain them later in life, so it’s always a good time to begin promoting good choices.

Nutrition can make a huge difference, not only in your children’s growth and development, but in your own life, too.  The U.S. Center for Disease Control recommends a diet high in fruits and vegetables for maintaining optimum health and protecting against future diseases.  The antioxidants contained in these foods are rarely effective when taken in pill form – the actual fruit or vegetable must be eaten to receive the full benefits.  It may take some time and effort to change your family’s eating habits, but the CDC website offers recipes and budget tips for those desiring to make a change.

Being aware of common household toxins is extremely important, as well.  Not everything causes immediate symptoms, so you need to be aware of the potential “silent killers” in the home.  Radon gas can leak up from the ground into basements and ground floors.  It is colorless and odorless, though a simple home test kit can alert you to a problem area.  Additionally, asbestos can be found in many homes built before the 1980s.  In its intact form, it is rarely dangerous, but if damaged, it can release fibers into the air which can cause mesothelioma symptoms, a rare and deadly cancer of the lining of the lungs.  If you suspect you have damaged asbestos materials in your home, contact a professional for possible testing and removal – do not attempt it yourself.

These are not the only ways to maintain your family’s health, but they are important ones.  These changes are possible to make with a little awareness and creativity – if your children don’t like fruit, try making fruit pizza.  Protecting your family’s long-term health is the most important choice you can make.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

'Brazilian Fritzl' who imprisoned daughter and fathered seven children with her is decapitated during prison riot

'Brazilian Fritzl' who imprisoned daughter and fathered seven children with her is decapitated during prison riot
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1355557/Jose-Agostinho-Pereira-Brazilian-Joseph-Fritzl-decapitated-prison-riot.html
10th February 2011
'Brazilian Fritzel': Jose Agostinho Pereira, sentenced to 30 years for imprisoning and raping his own daughter for 12 years, was decapitated by inmates at his prison

A man convicted with imprisoning his daughter and fathering seven children with her was one of the six inmates killed earlier this week in a prison riot in north-eastern Brazil.
Jose Agostinho Pereira was decapitated by fellow inmates who broke into his cell in the city of Pinheiro, Maranhao state public safety spokeswoman Maud Zaiban said.
In June, Pereira was charged with imprisoning his daughter for 12 years in his home and fathering her seven children.
Prosecutors have said he also abused two of the children he had with his daughter.
He was convicted in December and sentenced to 30 years in prison on sex abuse charges and of depriving his daughter of her freedom through 'private incarceration'
Zaiban added that the rebellion began after guards thwarted an escape attempt by several prisoners.
She did not know the number of inmates who tried to flee.
'They then raided the cell where inmates charged with rape and pedophilia were being held and killed six of them, four of whom were decapitated,' she said, adding that the other two were stabbed to death with makeshift knives.
It is believed the aborted escape attempt was motivated by the overcrowded conditions in the prison, where close to 100 inmates are packed into facilities built to hold just 30.

Zaiban said the inmates agreed to return to their cells after authorities said they would consider some of their demands and transfer 14 prisoners to jails nearer to their homes.
The demands included two pounds (one kilogram) of marijuana, a television set, fans to cool the cells and the right to receive home cooked meals, she said.
Asked which demands might be met, Zaiban said, 'Marijuana won't be one of them.'

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange 'boasted of fathering children all around the world'

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange 'boasted of fathering children all around the world'
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1355651/Wikileaks-founder-Julian-Assange-boasted-fathering-children-world-liked-women-22.html
10th February 2011

Controversial Wikileaks founder Julian Assange allegedly boasted about fathering children all around the world and preferred his conquests to be 22 or under, according to an explosive new book.
Former Wikileaks insider Daniel Domscheit-Berg describes Assange as a paranoid megalomaniac whose lack of personal hygiene and table manners suggest he was 'brought up by wolves'.
The book, Inside Wikileaks, which is released tomorrow, also claims the organisation was chaotic and unable to protect its sources.
Unflattering: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been accused of being a paranoid megalomaniac whose lack of personal hygiene and table manners suggest he was 'brought up by wolves' in an explosive new book

Julian's main criterion for a woman was simple,' said Mr Domscheit-Berg, in an excerpt of the book, published by AFP.
'She had to be young. Preferably younger than 22. And it went without saying that she couldn't question him. '
'"She has to be aware of her role as a woman", he used to say.'
In December it emerged that Assange has a 20-year-old son, Daniel, whom he fathered with his then-16-year-old girlfriend.
Wikileaks regards Mr Domscheit-Berg as a disaffected former employee and are taking legal action against him.
Court case: Assange arrives at Belmarsh Magistrates Court with his legal team earlier this week. He was arrested in November over allegations of rape
Criticism: Daniel Domscheit-Berg with his explosive new book at a press conference in Berlin, Germany, today. Wikileaks is taking legal action against him

It is claimed he crippled Wikileaks's ability to receive new leaks.
A Wikileaks spokesman said: 'In (his) book Domscheit-Berg confesses to various acts of sabotage against the organisation.
'The former WikiLeaks staffer admits to having damaged the site's primary submission system and stolen material.'


RAPE ALLEGATION
Assange is currently in London fighting extradition to Sweden where he faces the following charges:
That he 'unlawfully coerced' a woman, known as Miss A, by using his body weight to hold her down in a sexual manner
That he 'sexually molested' Miss A by having sex with her without a condom when it was her 'express wish' one should be used
That he 'deliberately molested' Miss A 'in a way designed to violate her sexual integrity'
That he had sex with a second woman, Miss W, without a condom while she was asleep - this alleged crime falls into the category of rape under Swedish law
Assange was arrested by British police in November over allegations of rape. He is currently in London, fighting extradition to Sweden.
He denies the allegations and claims they are politically-motivated because Wikileaks has revealed various Government secrets.
Last month, Mr Domscheit-Berg - who said he was Wikileaks's chief programmer and media spokesman - launched a rival site, OpenLeaks.
Wikileaks claims the accounts in his book are false and that he has exaggerated his responsibility within the organisation.
'WikiLeaks has been taking legal action against a former employee, the former employee, Daniel Domscheit-Berg who was suspended from the organization in September,' current WikiLeaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson told the AFP.
'It should be noted that Domscheit-Berg's roles within WikiLeaks were limited and started to diminish almost a year ago as his integrity and stability were questioned.
'His accounts of the crucial times in WikiLeaks history since April last year are therefore based upon limited information or malicious falsifications,' Hrafnsson added.
Assange kisses Baroness Helena Ann Kennedy, a British civil rights lawyer, as he arrives at Belmarsh. He has been accused of being a 'paranoid megalomaniac'

THE SECRET SON ASSANGE FATHERED WITH A GIRL OF 17
Daniel Assange, whose mother's identity is unknown, as seen in a photo from Facebook

A Mail investigation threw fascinating new light on Assange's formative teenage years including an affair with a 16-year-old girl produced his a child, and how, at just 20 years old,
In the late Eighties, by the time he was 16 or 17, Julian, his mother and stepbrother  -  fathered by a musician  -  found themselves living in a tiny cement bungalow in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges, east of Melbourne.
Julian, his stepbrother and mother remained in their ramshackle home for about a year, but at that point 18-year-old Julian met a local girl of 16, with whom he struck up a relationship.
Soon after, the couple moved a few miles away to a cottage which had been separated into two flats. This was the home where Assange's lover became pregnant. Even then he would spend hours on his computer daily, learning to hack into other computers as the web began to spread around the world.
Their son Daniel was born when Assange's girlfriend was 17, but it seems that even the arrival of a child was not enough to drag the fledgling-hacker away from his screen. As one former resident recalls: 'We'd see her walking down to the shops with the baby in a pushchair. She almost always seemed to be alone.
'You'd see her at the local launderette washing the baby's clothes, but it was a pretty rare occasion to see her and her boyfriend out together with the baby.'
A year or two later, the couple moved to a rented house in Melbourne, 25 miles away. It was there, in October 1991, that their relationship suffered a shattering blow after Assange was raided by the police.
He was caught red-handed with the tools of his burgeoning hacker's trade  -  a £350 Amiga 500 computer and more than a dozen discs filled with the access codes of websites.
He was charged with a number of offences relating to computer hacking. For the mother of his child, it was the final straw  -  she fled with the baby.
Though the couple had gone through what they described as an 'unofficial marriage', Assange has remained deeply secretive about the mother of his child. The only time he has alluded to her was when he helped write a 1997 book called Underground: Tales Of Hacking, Madness And Obsession On The Electronic Frontier.
In it, he describes his girlfriend as 'an intelligent but introverted 16-year-old' whom he met through a friend. After she left him, he fell into a depression so severe that it led to him going in and out of a Melbourne hospital for six months.
The pair embarked on a nine-year custody battle over their son, which was not settled until 1999. The agreement effectively meant that Daniel's continued upbringing would be his mother's responsibility. (Some have suggested that it was the stress of this custody fight that turned Assange's hair white.)
So where is the woman who perhaps knows Julian Assange better than any other?
'She's done very well at keeping her identity a secret,' says a former associate of the couple, who admitted that even he did not know who Assange's former lover really is.
'What we do know is that after leaving Julian she took up with someone else, married and had a new name.'
Today, their son Daniel, 20  -  who has been in hiding in Australia in recent weeks  -  works for a software design company. Pictures identified as him on the internet show he has a strong resemblance to his father.
While he has not talked about his mother in detail, he has given a clue that they now have a troubled relationship in a note left on Twitter. It simply said: 'Mother thinks I'm a monster.'

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

'I killed her, not the Ripper': Sex offender admits to 1975 murder in scrawled deathbed confession

'I killed her, not the Ripper': Sex offender admits to 1975 murder in scrawled deathbed confession
9th February 2011
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1355082/Sex-offender-Christopher-Smith-admits-Yorkshire-Ripper-Joan-Harrison-murder.html
A scrawled deathbed confession has cracked a 35-year-old unsolved ritualistic sex killing which was once feared to be the work of the Yorkshire Ripper.
Wracked with guilt and dying of cancer, convicted sex offender Christopher Smith wrote of his desire to set the record straight and apologised for the pain he has caused. He also begged God for forgiveness for the sake of his family.
Smith raped and battered to death mother-of-two Joan Harrison, 26, in 1975 - only to evade capture.
Police initially feared the murder was carried out by Peter Sutcliffe but as inquiries continued, Smith slipped under their radar and disappeared into anonymity as a father and grandfather and seemingly devoted family man.
'God forgive me': Christopher Smith, right, confessed to the murder of Joan Harrison, 26, as he lay dying
The note, littered with poor spelling, begins 'Two how ever it concerns' and includes the line 'God forgive me'
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Channel 4. David Peace, author of the trilogy, argued that the Yorkshire Ripper did not commit the murder of Joan Harrison
Police initially feared the murder was carried out by Peter Sutcliffe, the 'Yorkshire Ripper'


A squad of 80 detectives interviewed almost 100,000 people and took more than 6,000 statements and saliva samples but despite one man being arrested, no-one was ever charged.
Author David Peace has written about this particular case in books and articles. His Red Riding trilogy of novels, which where dramatised for television by Channel 4, were written partly against the backdrop of the Yorkshire Ripper Murders. In them, he argued that the Yorkshire Ripper did not commit the murder.
The case has previously been linked to Wearside Jack, the name given to hoaxer John Samuel Humble, who was jailed in 2006 for perverting the course of justice, while several other theories had also been posited.
Smith's deathbed confession was found at his family home in Leeds, West Yorks - just five miles from Sutcliffe's hometown of Bradford - after advances in DNA technology matched him to the scene of Joan's murder.
Smith had a string of criminal convictions ranging from assault to theft to sexual attacks but died in 2008, aged 60 from lung cancer.

He had written the note shortly before his death then hidden in it away in a drawer.
In the note littered with spelling mistakes he wrote: 'Two how ever it concerns I would like to put the record straight. I can't go on with the guilt.
'I have lived with it for over 20 years. I am truly sorry for all the pain I have caused to anyone. Please believe me when I say I am sorry.
'I love my grandkids and my daughter. I cannot go back to prison anymore. Please God help my family who I worship. I have been out of trouble for over 20 years so please God help me. I am so sorry. God forgive me. I love you all forever.'
Six days before he died, Smith was arrested for drink driving and a swab was taken. After his death the note was recovered and officers then began the process of matching the DNA on the swab with that taken from the crime scene at the time of the murder.
That process has only recently been finished and today Lancashire Police confirmed they have now closed the file on Joan after informing her family who are being offered support by trained officers.
The mother-of-two's partially naked body was found in a disused garage in Preston, Lancs, November 1975. She had been raped and beaten to death.
Her killer had left a deep bite mark on her left breast, stolen her jewellery and ritually placed some of her clothing and shoes in positions repeated in later murders.
Three years later, as Peter Sutcliffe spread terror across the north of England, police received letters from a man saying he was the feared serial killer and claiming 26-year-old Joan as his victim.
The partially naked body of Mrs Harrison was found in this disused garage in Preston, Lancashire

The entrance to the garage is on the left-hand side of this street. Mrs Harrison was last seen walking the badly-lit streets into the town centre on her way to have a late-night drink just before 10.30pm
But when Sutcliffe was arrested in 1981 evidence at the crime scene ruled him out of the investigation. Ripper hoaxer John Humble - known as Wearside Jack - who was once suspected of the murder, was also eliminated.
Joan was drinking heavily, taking drugs and having casual sex to pay for her addictions after two failed marriages.
She was last seen walking the badly-lit streets into the town centre on her way to have a late-night drink just before 10.30pm. Her body was discovered two days later dumped in a lock-up garage.
In 1978 detectives in West Yorkshire received a letter, signed 'Jack the Ripper', hinting at responsibility for Joan's murder. It taunted: 'Up to number eight now, you say seven but remember Preston 1975, get about a bit you know.'
The letter, two further notes, a tape and forensic evidence from them wrongly linked her death to the Ripper.
These images show Smith (left) in 1984 and again in the 1990s. With the police focus on the Yorkshire Ripper, Smith slipped under their radar and disappeared into anonymity as a father and grandfather and seemingly devoted family man

But when Sutcliffe, now serving life in Broadmoor hospital for murdering 13 women and attacking several others, was ruled out, the investigation was back to square one.
Then in 2001 police questioned a 59-year-old man living in a London hostel alleged to have been seen in The Balmoral pub on Manchester Road, Avenham, where Mrs Harrison was drinking the night she disappeared.
He was alleged to have left the pub and returned with a blood-stained shirt and was said to have tried to sell a gold ring belonging to Joan the following day. The man was later released without charge.

Lancashire Police said advances in forensic techniques have allowed the interpretation of DNA found at the original scene to reveal sufficient evidence that would have led to Smith being charged with murder.
Det Chief Supt Graham Gardner said: 'This has been a long running and complex homicide enquiry for the Constabulary.

'Joan lost her life in a most brutal way and despite the enormous efforts of all those originally involved, no charges were ever brought.
'Advances in DNA interpretation over the years has finally allowed us to identify Smith as the man at the scene of Joan's murder.
'That fact, coupled with other evidence we have gathered over recent months, has been sufficient to convince the Crown Prosecution Service that Smith would have been charged with her murder, had he been alive today.'  'It is with some regret that Smith is not still alive to stand trial for his crime. One can only try to imagine the sadness endured by Joan's family over the years and I truly hope this development will finally bring some closure surrounding their tragic loss.'
John Dilworth, head of CPS Lancashire and Cumbria Complex Casework Unit, said: 'This recent development has revealed evidence that would have been sufficient to prosecute Christopher Smith, if he were alive.
'Had Mr Smith lived, my decision would have authorised the police to begin the legal process by charging him. The CPS agreed to look at the evidence on a deceased suspect because of the very exceptional circumstances of this case.'

Monday, 7 February 2011

School van driver molests 13-yr-old girl in Bangalore

School van driver molests 13-yr-old girl in Bangalore
Feb 8, 2011
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bangalore/School-van-driver-molests-13-yr-old-girl/articleshow/7447977.cms
BANGALORE: A 13-year-old girl on her way back home from special classes last Friday, was picked up by Raje Gowda, the stand-by driver of a private van which usually took her to school and back. He then took her to a park and molested her.

While her parents were reluctant to lodge a police complaint, the driver's colleagues at the club where he also worked came to know about the incident on Monday. They thrashed him soundly and handed him over to Tilaknagar police.

DCP (South East) BNS Reddy said the girl finished the special classes at 3 pm and got into Raju's van. Raju's assistant was Raje Gowda, 19, of Mandya, who also worked as a cleaner in Cosmopolitan Club, Jayanagar. As Friday was a holiday, Raju didn't take the vehicle out, but Raje Gowda drove the vehicle near the school.

Though the school was closed for the Kannada Sahitya Sammelan, there were special classes for some students. The girl from Yediyur, daughter of a policeman, was dropped off at school by her brother.

Around 3pm, he found the girl coming out of school and offered to drop her home. He called up the girl's mother and said he was near the school and would drop the girl home.

He took her to Madhavan Park and molested the girl for nearly an hour. When the girl didn't reach home even by 5pm, her worried mother called Raje Gowda on his mobile phone, who told her they were in traffic and he'd drop the girl home within 15 minutes.

The girl told her father what had happened but the family decided against not lodge a police complaint, fearing disrepute to the family.

When Raje Gowda saw that there was no immediate fallout on Saturday, he was emboldened to call the girl and asked her to meet him. The family sternly advised him to stop calling the girl and went to the club on Monday morning to talk to him in person.

When Raje Gowda's colleagues at the club heard what had happened, they hammered him and advised the parents to lodge a police complaint. Tilaknagar police registered a case under IPC Sections 363 and 354 against him.

Mowgli: The real-life Feral Child

Mowgli: The real-life Feral Child
Picture: The lair of Sher Khan in Pench Forest, Madhya Pradesh

Sunday, 6 February 2011

The evil spirit of Suicide: Bible quotes

Suicide is not a new idea. The Bible records seven suicides.

1. Abimelech. in  Judges 9:52-54

52 Abimelek went to the tower and attacked it. But as he approached the entrance to the tower to set it on fire, 53 a woman dropped an upper millstone on his head and cracked his skull.
54 Hurriedly he called to his armor-bearer, “Draw your sword and kill me, so that they can’t say, ‘A woman killed him.’” So his servant ran him through, and he died.


2. Samson in Judges 16:25-30
25 While they were in high spirits, they shouted, “Bring out Samson to entertain us.” So they called Samson out of the prison, and he performed for them.
When they stood him among the pillars, 26 Samson said to the servant who held his hand, “Put me where I can feel the pillars that support the temple, so that I may lean against them.” 27 Now the temple was crowded with men and women; all the rulers of the Philistines were there, and on the roof were about three thousand men and women watching Samson perform. 28 Then Samson prayed to the LORD, “Sovereign LORD, remember me. Please, God, strengthen me just once more, and let me with one blow get revenge on the Philistines for my two eyes.” 29 Then Samson reached toward the two central pillars on which the temple stood. Bracing himself against them, his right hand on the one and his left hand on the other, 30 Samson said, “Let me die with the Philistines!” Then he pushed with all his might, and down came the temple on the rulers and all the people in it. Thus he killed many more when he died than while he lived.

3. Saul in 1 Samuel 31:4

4 Saul said to his armor-bearer, “Draw your sword and run me through, or these uncircumcised fellows will come and run me through and abuse me.”
But his armor-bearer was terrified and would not do it; so Saul took his own sword and fell on it.


4. Saul’s armor-bearer in1 Samuel 31:5
5 When the armor-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he too fell on his sword and died with him.
Impulse, he wanted to die with his boss. 40% of teenage suicide is impulse.

5. Ahithophel in 2 Samuel 17:23
23 When Ahithophel saw that his advice had not been followed, he saddled his donkey and set out for his house in his hometown. He put his house in order and then hanged himself. So he died and was buried in his father’s tomb.


6. Zimri in 1 Kings 16:15-20

15 In the twenty-seventh year of Asa king of Judah, Zimri reigned in Tirzah seven days. The army was encamped near Gibbethon, a Philistine town. 16 When the Israelites in the camp heard that Zimri had plotted against the king and murdered him, they proclaimed Omri, the commander of the army, king over Israel that very day there in the camp. 17 Then Omri and all the Israelites with him withdrew from Gibbethon and laid siege to Tirzah. 18 When Zimri saw that the city was taken, he went into the citadel of the royal palace and set the palace on fire around him. So he died, 19 because of the sins he had committed, doing evil in the eyes of the LORD and following the ways of Jeroboam and committing the same sin Jeroboam had caused Israel to commit.
 20 As for the other events of Zimri’s reign, and the rebellion he carried out, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Israel?

Rebellion; Zimri had a problem with authority.

7. Judas in Matthew 27:3-5

3 When Judas, who had betrayed him, saw that Jesus was condemned, he was seized with remorse and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders. 4 “I have sinned,” he said, “for I have betrayed innocent blood.”
“What is that to us?” they replied. “That’s your responsibility.”
5 So Judas threw the money into the temple and left. Then he went away and hanged himself.


But what does the Bible say about taking your own life?
God has a great plan for your life. God has created us in His image (Genesis 1:26-27). He created us for a purpose. God has a specific plan in mind for everyone.

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11).

God’s plan is for life, not death. The Bible teaches that both physical and spiritual death are the result of our sin and disobedience to God, but eternal life is a gift to those who receive it.

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 6:23).

Jesus taught that death and destruction are the work of “the thief” (Satan). He said, The thief comes only to steal and destroy (John 10:10).

John 8:44 says that Satan is a “murderer” and the “father of lies.” The feelings of despair that lead to suicide are caused by some of his lies.

Jesus wants us to have life. He said: The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full (John 10:10).

Life belongs to God. It is never our place to take our own life or someone else’s life.
Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own, you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).

IF SUICIDE ISN’T THE ANSWER, WHAT IS?
The solution to despair and hopelessness is not suicide, but faith in God.
We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. May your unfailing love rest upon us, O LORD, even as we put our hope in you (Psalms 33:20-22).

Christ promises that He will give us rest from our problems.
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28).

Tell someone. Tell your parents, your brother or sister, your teacher or school counselor, your pastor or youth minister that you are thinking about suicide. If a friend tells you that he or she is serious about suicide, then you need to tell someone who is responsible and can help.

Accept Christ’s free gift of eternal life and salvation, if you haven’t already. Romans 10:13 says:
For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

John 1:12 says:

Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.

When we accept Christ, God gives us a brand-new life and sees us as completely holy and righteous.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! (2 Corinthians 5:17).

God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God (2 Corinthians 5:21).

Because of God’s salvation through the death of Jesus on the cross, we can have assurance of eternal life with God.
I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life. (John 5:24)

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Exodus 20:13: Thou shalt not kill.

This command includes one's own self.
Do not murder yourself or anyone else. The bible is silent when it comes to suicide. God odes not mention if you will go to heaven or not. But realize that life is one of the best gifts you could ever get. Life is tough, but God is stronger and if you ask him to help you and fix what's wrong, believe that He will.

God gave you a precious gift: Your life. Why would you waste it? If you're having problems in life, ask God to help you! WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!


Answer


Suicide is "GIVING UP!"

Jesus tells us to "OVERCOME"... persevere... not give up!

"...we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; and patience, experience [CHARACTER]; and experience [character], hope: and hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit which is given to us." (Rom.5:3-5)

Those who are Christ's are bound through obedience to Him to fight for their salvation and their crown by not giving up on Him or God's power to overcome the flesh and the pulls of the world. Life is a struggle. If there were no struggle, there would be nothing to overcome. [see: Rev.2:7; 11; 17; 26 & 3:5; 21 & 21:7]

Life's struggles... experiencing the depths of iniquity... builds character- good or bad - depending upon whether we reject it, fight it and overcome it through Jesus Christ; or give in to it, join it and succumb to it.

The war of overcoming is fought in accordance with God's Word... with God's "armor" - [Eph.6:13-18).

And we can't wield that armor without plenty of "practice and training"... which is accomplished through reading, study and practical applied obedience to God's Word, the Bible:

"...if ye CONTINUE IN MY WORD, then are ye My disciples indeed; and ye shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall make you free." (John 8:31-32)

Nor can we fight and overcome unless we know our enemy. In this world, men believe other men are the enemy. But God's Word reveals that the real enemy of mankind that needs to be overcome, is an invisible one.

"...we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." (Eph.6:12)

The majority of the world, however, is unaware of this enemy... and remains virtually "UNARMED" and "DEFENSELESS" to combat it. This enemy, therefore, remains free to devastate the earth's population with its greatest weapon - "HOPELESSNESS."

Suicide is the result of hopelessness. Hopeless people have nothing to fight for. Suicides are committed by those who are ignorant of God's armor and set upon by these invisible powers. They don't know how to fight this enemy they can't see.

Suicide is "self-murder"... the breaking of the sixth Commandment. It's just one of the ten transgressions against God's law that defines "sin" [I John 3-4], for which Jesus died on behalf of His creation.

It's difficult to imagine someone knowledgeable of God's Truth committing suicide... but who's to know or say how far the character development of any individual has progressed... or stalled.

The majority of the world, however, remains deceived and at the spiritual mercy of its merciless enemy. ["...that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, WHICH DECEIVETH THE WHOLE WORLD..." - Rev.12:9] And suicides abound.

Judgment Day is ahead of man, on the Last Day, in which he shall give account of his life's works to his Creator. This vast majority of mankind who lived their lives in ignorance of God's Truth... and of the true nature of man's enemy... shall have all of this opened to their understanding then. The books of the Bible shall be opened for all the generations of men to know and understand:

"...and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works." (Rev.20:12)

When they finally have their once deceived and blinded hearts opened, to understand the Wisdom and Truth of God, they will be given their first opportunity, that they never had before, to "believe" what they are hearing for the first time... and to "repent" of a lifetime of sin... and to cry out for their Creator's mercy and forgiveness, to receive God's gift of salvation.

Jesus has given us a glimpse into the proceedings of Judgment Day in the gospel of John: "...in the Last Day, that Great Day of the Feast [which pictures Judgment Day], Jesus stood and cried, saying, IF ANY MAN THIRST, LET HIM COME UNTO ME, AND DRINK. He that believeth on Me, AS THE SCRIPTURE HATH SAID, out of his belly shall flow rivers of Living Water. (But this spake He of the Spirit, which they that believe on Him should receive..." (John 7:37-39).

That's not the picture most of us have been taught regarding Judgment Day... but He certainly reveals a hopeful future for the majority of mankind, whom most men seem to believe are "lost and burning in some imaginary ever-burning hell" at this very moment.

God hates a "quitter." Especially, those to whom He has revealed His Truth, Wisdom, Understanding, and to whom He has given His Holy Spirit. To quit at that stage in the development of their "re-birth" and virtually thumb their nose at His mercy and His Holy Spirit, is abominable to Him... and UNFORGIVEABLE [the Unpardonable Sin].

"...For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the Good Word of God, and the powers of the world to come, if they shall fall away [give up and quit], to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put Him to an open shame." (Heb.6:4-6)

But, suicides that are the result of hopelessness are done in ignorance of God's Truth, the Bible... by those devoid of God's Armor... by those who are defenseless; assailed by the enemy of whom they are unaware. Their sin is forgiveable, as are all the other transgressions of men against the Commandments of God. If the "sinner" who commits them is made aware of their transgression AND REPENTS OF IT.

That's what the Bible says about "suicide." Sin is the transgression of God's Commandments. Potential suicides "thirst" for "hope." A reason for living in a dying world. And Jesus' encouraging Words on that Last Day of that Feast of Tabernacles [which pictures His coming thousand year rule on earth] over two thousand years ago, provides hope of a miraculous outcome and future for the majority of mankind at the Last Day.

Suicide isn't unforgiveable. It's the same tragedy as any other sin we commit in ignorance of God's Commandments. The world has long been hurt and still suffers from it. All of which shall be assessed at the Last Day as to what each of us may have learned from it... and whether or not we repent before God for it, in accordance with His Word... the Bible... the books that shall be opened on that Day for the sake of Truth and Understanding, that Justice may be served.

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Fetish for White women: Navy officer to be discharged for immoral conduct, conduct unbecoming of an officer,

Navy officer to be discharged for immoral conduct
Feb 6, 2011
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/article1159804.ece

Commodore Sukhjinder Singh, a Navy officer who was found to be in a relationship with a Russian woman while posted there to oversee work on an aircraft carrier, will be discharged from service, Defence Minister A.K. Antony said on Saturday.

“He will be discharged…he will not be in service,”

Mr. Antony told journalists at the Hindon Air Force Station here. He was responding to a question on the fate of the officer as the Navy recently submitted a report of a Court of Inquiry into the immoral conduct episode.

Commodore Singh was posted in Russia between 2005 and 2007, and there were subsequent reports and photographic evidence of his being in a illicit sexual relationship with a Russian woman.

He was posted here on his return, but was relieved in April last after reports of the relationship became public.

Commodore Singh was a warship production superintendent posted to oversee the refit of INS Vikramaditya (Admiral Gorshkov).

The government earlier said that his conduct did not have any direct bearing on the cost negotiations for the aircraft carrier.

After several rounds and years of bargaining, India finalised the price tag of $2.3 billon in 2009-10 for the aircraft carrier, which is expected to be delivered towards the end of 2013.

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Indian Navy Commodore On Camera With Unknown Russian Woman
http://www.mangaloretoday.com/mt/index.php?action=titbits&type=77
Mangalore Today News Network
April 23: Delhi newspaper Headlines Today on Thursday published incriminating photographs of disgraced Indian Naval Commodore Sukhjinder Singh with a Russian woman.
As the Indian Navy gears up to decide the fate of Commodore Sukhjinder Singh — the officer who was caught in what appears to have been an elaborate honey trap in Russia — several troubling questions linger.

The questions, however, run the risk of being obscured by the scandalous episode that has embarrassed the service like nothing else in recent memory.

Through a high-level Board of Inquiry that is still in progress, the navy has quickly established that Commodore Singh, a married man, had an illicit sexual relationship with a yet unnamed Russian woman sometime in 2005- 07.

During this period he was posted as the head of the Indian observation group at Russia’s 1059 Military Station in Severodvinsk, a port city in the north- western part of the country.

Then a Captain (equivalent to a Colonel in the army), Singh was heading a 25- member team of Indian personnel overseeing the repair and refit of aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov, rechristened as INS Vikramaditya.

A CD with highly explicit photographs of Singh and the mysterious Russian woman reached the Naval Headquarters last month, immediately kicking off an inquiry.

Headlines Today has published these photographs, which were proof enough for naval investigators that these pictures were not part of a sting operation but taken with the full consent of the officer in question.

The identity of the woman in the photographs has not yet been revealed. But the fact that private photographs of her and the officer reached the navy unsolicited points to the certainty of it being a honey- trap.

Sources say Commodore Singh, who could face the harshest possible punishment for “immoral conduct” and “conduct unbecoming of an officer”, has testified to the BoI that the photographs were evidence of a “ personal indiscretion” that took place in a moment of “ very bad judgment”. He has, however, insisted that they did not impinge in any way on the price negotiations for the Russian aircraft carrier.

India recently acquiesced, after prolonged and sometimes unseemly negotiations, to cough up $ 2.33 billion for the warship instead of $ 974- million, as originally contracted in 2004.

The astonishing cost escalation sparked off a storm of criticism in Parliament and from the country’s top auditor.

Commodore Singh’s future in the navy may no longer be secure, but there are several questions still doing the rounds.

For starters, will the establishment use the episode to forever smother all uncomfortable questions about the controversial price negotiations for the warship?

Second, could the episode have been propped up to preclude any potential investigation, say by the CBI, into the intricacies of the give- and- take that resulted in the price explosion?

Finally, could this episode simply be a ploy to deflect all attention away from the possibility that there were political kickbacks at play in the deal?

Friday, 4 February 2011

Estranged techie couple reunites, but police spoil party despite support from CRISP

Estranged techie couple reunites, but police spoil party
http://www.bangaloremirror.com/article/1/2011020520110205000347844f421bd72/Estranged-techie-couple-reunites-but-police-spoil-party.html
After filing a dowry harassment case against the husband, the wife returned to him. Four months ago, she gave it in writing that she wants to withdraw the charges, but the cops are yet to close the case

February 05, 2011

It could well read like a script of a chick flick, but it's for real and it's the police who are spoiling the plot. Sushma Dubey, a techie, had separated from her husband, Sanjay Ranjan, also a techie. On the advice of her sister, she filed a dowry harassment case (498A) against her husband. Sushma did not know all the details and merely signed the papers prepared by her sister.
But soon after, her sister left her to fend for herself. Left alone, Sushma had a complete change of heart. She is now happily reunited with her husband, but the Banashankari Division police are refusing to close the case against Sanjay.
Sanjay and Sushma, both working in multi-national companies, came to know each other through a social networking site. They were married in November 2009, and all was well for a few months. Cracks in their marriage began to appear in March last year.

“Little things led to arguments and misunderstanding,” Sanjay told media. “She then went to live with her sister, but came back again. It went on like this until June, when she went away again to live with her sister. She then filed a dowry harassment case against me. But I had obtained anticipatory bail. I learnt that she had filed the case on the advice of her brother-in-law and sister. I had asked Sushma if she understood the seriousness of the case, but her answer was vague and I realised she was not aware of the charges brought against me.”

Sanjay had tried pleading with her, but Sushma, brainwashed by her sister and her brother-in-law, refused to see reason. “I begged her to drop the case and come back to me. I was sure she loved me and we could be a happy couple again. But realising that she was being guided by her relatives, I stopped trying.”

But, Sushma was soon turned out from her sister's house. Tired of repeated queries from inquisitive neighbours and friends about Sushma, her sister asked her to leave. She moved into a paying guest facility and stayed there for three months. Meanwhile, her friends made her understand the seriousness of the case she had filed against Sanjay and the punishment it entailed. Penitent, Sushma decided to go back to her husband. Returning to the same social networking site through which they had first met, Sushma requested Sanjay to take her back. Aided by friends and elders in the family, the two were soon reunited.

Sushma told media, “I wish I can just erase the whole thing from my memory. While staying alone, I realised that I had made a mistake. I am very happy now. My husband is really a nice man and loves me a lot. We are the happiest couple.”

Following their reunion, the couple visited the Banashankari police station to get the case withdrawn. Initially, the cops told Sushma that a written statement requesting withdrawal of the case would be sufficient. Four months have gone by
since she filed the statement, but the police are yet to close the case.

“We have gone to them many times and also contacted them over phone, but to no avail,” Sanjay said. “We want the case closed. Both of us have already suffered enough, but the police are making us suffer more.”

Kumar V Jahgirdar, president of CRISP, a pro-family organisation to which the couple had gone to for advice, told media, “I know the parties personally. They had approached our NGO for reconciliation. “The wife genuinely regretted her mistake. She was misguided by certain people.”

When media contacted H T Ramesh, assistant commissioner of police, Banashankari division, he said, “I do not know the details of the case. So, I cannot comment specifically on it. But, if the husband and the wife have settled their differences and want the case closed, the police should support them.

“I do not know why the police have not closed the case despite them filing the required statements. I will look into the matter.”

(Names of the couple have been changed)

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Kids bear brunt of divorce: CRISP voices concerns of the unheard Child!

Kids bear brunt of divorce
February 3rd, 2011
http://www.deccanchronicle.com/chennai/kids-bear-brunt-divorce-660

Court orders tests on Vanitha son
Feb. 2: Playing a proactive role in a child custody case, the Madras High Court on Wednesday directed actress Vanitha’s former husband Akash to take their son Vijay Sri Hari to a doctor at Government Children’s Hospital, Egmore, to determine if the child has any deep-rooted problems or is acting under external influences.
Posting to February 15 further hearing of a petition filed by Akash seeking custody of his son, Justice V. Ramasubramanian directed him to take his son to Dr V. Jayanthini on or before February 6 for an examination. After the assessment, the doctor will send her report to the Registrar General of the court on or before February 14.
“Akash and Vanitha should not cause any kind of interference with the process and if the specialists direct, they must subject themselves to examination. Till a report is filed, they are directed to maintain status quo and not to precipitate matters,” the judge added.
“The case has posed the greatest challenge that I have ever encountered in a child custody case,” the judge said. “For once I found myself at my wit’s end on how to deal with a nine-year old boy.”
“The total aversion he now exhibits towards his biological mother could be the result of either of two extreme situations,” he added. “Either the child suffered some kind of abuse (not in the sense that we normally understand the term child abuse, but in a broader sense) when he was with his biological mother and stepfather or his biological father tutored the child so well that he is refusing to go with his mother.”
“Truth appears to be the worst casualty these days in all family disputes and it appears to lie somewhere between two extremes,” the judge observed.
“To find out where it lies, to the extent that it is humanly possible, I am of the view that the child could be subjected to an assessment by an expert in the field. The object is to help the child overcome the internal struggle and trauma that he has been undergoing for the past few months.”
Victims of tug-of-war
Feb. 1: While growing up in the middle of a bad marriage is trauma, living through a divorce battle is worse for children, especially in a country where the laws are insensitive, say members of the NGO Children’s Rights Initiative for Shared Parenting (CRISP).
“Inter-parental child abduction is considered a crime in many of the countries that have signed the Hague Convention of Child Abduction. But, India is not a signatory to the convention and, hence, has become a haven for parents who turn into child abductors,” says Mr Suresh Ram of CRISP.
Most child custody battles that have are splashed in the media have clearly exposed the inadequacy of the system that prevails in India in preventing child abduction.
“Our judiciary is already overburdened. We are of the strong view that child custody cases should be handled by a separate jury under the National Commission for Child Welfare (NCCW) so that such cases are dealt with sensitivity and are disposed of speedily,” CRISP members said.
The first-of-its-kind organisation was formed by Mr Kumar Jahagirdar, who has a decades-long custody battle with his former wife Chetana, who later married cricketer Anil Kumble. “CRISP was started to voice the concerns of the child who is the ultimate sufferer. Today, we have 30,000 members and receive hundreds of calls from across the country every week,” Mr Jahagirdar says.

“Our agenda is clear. We are only for shared parenting of the child and strongly believe that both biological parents should play an equal role in the growth of the child.” But, they claim that most cases that go to court receive one-sided verdicts. “Even that verdict does not get honoured. At least, parents should abide by the law and refrain from abducting their own children,” CRISP members said.