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MANEKA GANDHI's ACQUAINTANCE INVOLVED IN MEAT SCAM - NARESH KADYAN


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SHAME ON THESE SO CALLED ANIMAL RIGHTS ACTIVIST, IN HARYANA ALSO CBI ARRESTED BLACK SEEP's OF THIS MOVEMENT - THERE ARE SO MANY IN DELHI ALSO ACCEPTING BRIBE FROM BUTCHER's.



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RC d (418)
Sunday September 9, 2007, 7:36 am
Shame is right Naresh - deceit is among the lowest of human attributes.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 9, 2007, 7:56 am
I have told to the community about it earlier & this is true - people so called activist asking bribe for safe passage to the vehicles carrying animals in very overcrowded conditions towards slaughter houses through out the country. The top level activist's of this country knows this dirty practice. SHAME.....SHAME........SHAME & HANG THEM PUBLICALLY.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 9, 2007, 8:10 am
im so sorry naresh this is utterly sickening.Appalling that the country that origninally was the first country to make into law th e protection of animals has now this kin d of corruption. , and to be Ghandis frined is unnaceptable. i thoought she i svegan i know she was outspoken for animals. this must be dealt with
 

Joycey B (750)
Sunday September 9, 2007, 9:38 am
I agree with you Naresh. Hang them publicly. Noted. Thanks.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 9, 2007, 10:30 am
There are so many peoples in India, having identity cards of a so called largest NGO in the country but they can easily obtained this lcience after paying 100 rupees in Indian curruncy. In my view this matter must be shifted to the CBI to conduct fair inquiry & all the black sheeps be identify then black listed / punished .
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 9, 2007, 11:10 am

Maneka Gandhi's acquaintance involved in meat scam


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Bhupen Patel
Saturday, September 8, 2007 (Mumbai)
Former Union Minister and environmentalist Maneka Gandhi's close acquaintance has made her slightly unpopular.

Bhavin Gathani, who claims to be Gandhi's personal secretary, has been accused of collecting extortion money for slaughtering animals instead of saving them.

The butchers allege that Gandhi has written several letters in Gathani's favour to the city police seeking his cooperation to stop cruelty to animals.

But Gathani allegedly misuses this support.

''I started driving since last two months. He was after me all the time to pay his hafta but I told him I cannot afford as there is not much income in this business.

''He told me that if you wont pay I will get you arrested and finally he did that when I refused to pay him. Now he is telling me that I won't be able to do the business even if my vehicle is released by the police,'' said Mohmmad Javed, butcher.

Most transporters do not obtain all the licences required for transporting animals.

And Gathani as a member of an animal welfare group, has the authority to stop trucks and report the offenders to the police, which he does not do in exchange for a large fee.

The transporters even recorded a telephone chat with Gathani to teach him a lesson.

Gathani: You have paid Rs 15,000 for one vehicle this month.

Transporter: It is not Rs 15,000 it's 25,000. I even have a written record for that. Please cooperate with me, since there is not much income in bringing buffaloes.

Gathani: Who is asking you to get buffaloes? Even I can't afford to get paid Rs 15,000. Pay me Rs 25,000 and import an ox, your margin will also be high.

Transporter: I don't want to deal in buffaloes since it's risky.

''I was tired of his harassment from last two to three months. I thought to give up the business and sold one vehicle. I have one more but am planning to sell that too. He takes away more than our income.

Sometimes he threatens us with his contacts with Maneka Gandhi, some times with his police contacts. Finally I thought to teach him a lesson,'' said Abdul Tahir Mohmmad, transporter.

Some butchers allege that they pay Rs 12000 to Rs 25000 per month.

On an average they can bring around six buffaloes and ox in truck with proper medical certificates of the animals.

Police misguided

They allege that the police are often misguided by the activists, who intercepts the truck, carrying even less than six buffaloes.

If their goods are stationed at the police station they end up paying double the amount.

So they choose the easier option of paying Gathani.

But Maneka Gandhi told NDTV that Gathani had booked many butchers for cruelty to animals and that she had always supported him whenever he was in trouble with the police.

Gathani too refuted allegations saying that the butchers merely want to stop him from registering complaints.

''Every month we intercept around 4 to 5 vehicles. There is beef, pork stuffed into vehicle and many times there are sheep and goats also.

''If we intercept the truck the butchers are at loss. They come to us to offer bribes.They say that we give it to the police, then why not to you,'' said Gathani.

 

Jennie B (14)
Sunday September 9, 2007, 1:21 pm
Noted/Shared
 

Brenda H (29)
Sunday September 9, 2007, 1:49 pm
Thank you Naresh! Such a shame!
 

Pamela R (159)
Sunday September 9, 2007, 3:44 pm
May these allegations prove to be untrue. All people, regardless of affiliation, nationality,
economic status, etc....should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law if found guilty of
wrongdoings!
 

Mara G (411)
Sunday September 9, 2007, 4:24 pm
Thanks Naresh for the update on this sad story which gives all of us a bad name. Shame and guilt will be their ultimate price to pay, because it never ever goes away!!
 

Phyllis P (260)
Sunday September 9, 2007, 4:46 pm
Noted...thanks
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 9, 2007, 7:00 pm
I have resigned from the trust life membership of PEOPLE FOR ANIMALS managed by Mrs. Maneka Gandhi since last sep., 2006 but till dat she has not conveyed acceptance.
 

SK MITTAL (7)
Sunday September 9, 2007, 7:12 pm
This information shall be probed by CBI to break the racket of animal killers and Gathani type of brokers and their supporter godfather (mother).
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 9, 2007, 7:34 pm
I will file the affadavit before CBI Mr. Mittal if matter goes to them, I will tell truth of so called Godmother. KARUNA in Mumbai bi chalata h ye Gathani, cell no. 09820476622
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 9, 2007, 8:13 pm
To,
Honorable, Dr. Manmohan Sigh,
Room- 152,
South Block,
New Delhi – 110 001.

RESPECTED Sir,
NOMINATIONS ON Animal welfare Board of India
We understand that the term of the present Executive Body has expired and shortly going to be reconstituted and as such you have to nominate Chairman/Vice Chairman and other members of the Animal Welfare Board of India.
We have conformed information that the board will be continuing with the same set up of chairman, vice chairman and members. This should be stopped immediately, other wise the entire government money will be looted.
One Dr. V.N. Appaji Rao vice chairman and other members are well known for all the corrupt activities are allowed to continue.
Dr. V.N.Appaji Rao used to account for purchasing medicines from fake companies, taking commission from the organizations for sanctioning the grants, backhander for importing of vaccines, encouraging illegal slaughter houses misguiding the court and the government filing cases against the cattle transporters and collecting huge amount from them one of such case was dismissed by the Honorable High Court of Madras recently, threatening the genuine workers, he along with his team of AWBI staffs, Dr. Balasubramanian Ex secretary of the AWBI and members are working against the animal welfare and enough damages have been done to the animal welfare movement. There are members who are continuing for the past 15 years.
This group has swindled the entire money of stray dog birth control and anti rabies vaccine. And many more, recently the CBI has taken the original files from the office of the AWBI regarding the grant of several AWO’S the files are still in the custody of CBI investigation and of some of NGO’s who are also involved in this scam. Public funds are looted misappropriated by the connivance constantly and collaboration by the members of the board of AWBI. But still they are given the power and the post to continue in the committee causing more and more crime.
All the funding to the board must be stopped immediately and the ministry should take charge of the entire funding. Since this is only an advisory board they need not get involved in the distribution of funds. No present and existing member of this board should be reappointed, failing which, the entire public money will be squander away please stop reappointment and denomination of the board. Recommendation through the any members or any misters should not be considered. Because the members who were removed they have their supporters to continue their activities.
No chairman or vice chairman / any members should be allowed to enter the AWBI office / take out any documents / work on any files issuing of grants / issuing of NOC to the films / any official visit / contacting any body seeking recommendations either given or taken. Since the vice chairman is regularly visiting the AWBI office and issuing grants and NOC for all the amount had been collected.
The accounts officer from the AWBI must be removed since he is playing a major roll in all the misappropriations and taking 2% to 3% of commission from all those who seeks him for any money to be sanctioned. He has many immovable and moveable properties purchased out of such money. A senior account officer must be appointed or deputed preferably from New Delhi who is honest and known for the best work.
We hope that you and your party would seriously consider these concerns and take stringent action against the culprits, looking forward to your interest in the matter with folded hands.
Thanking you with regards,
Yours Truly,

Gouhar Azeez





CC:
To,
Smt. Sonia Gandhi,
Honorable President All India Congress Party,
10, Janpath,
New Delhi – 110 001

Honorable Shri. Rahul Gandhi,
10, Janpath,
New Delhi - 110 001

Shri Sitharam Yechury,
Honorable Member Communist Party of India (Marxist)
27-29, BHAI VIR SINGH MARG,
A.K.GOPALAN BHAVAN,
NEW DELHI 110 001.

Honorable Shri. Ramvilas Paswan,
12, Janpath,
New Delhi – 110 001



Honorable Shri. Prakash Karat,
General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
27-29, BHAI VIR SINGH MARG,
A.K.GOPALAN BHAVAN,
NEW DELHI 110 001.

Honorable Shri A.B. Bardhan,
27-29, BHAI VIR SINGH MARG,
A.K.GOPALAN BHAVAN,
NEW DELHI 110 001.

Shri, S. Raghupathy,
Honrable Minister of State for Environment and Forest,
No-1-B Maulana Azad Road,
New Delhi – 110 003.




 

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 9, 2007, 8:19 pm
IF EVERYBODY IS LIKE THIS THEN I AM FED UP, Ms. GOUHAR HAS BEEN A MEMBER OF THE CATTLE COMMISSION & IF SHE WROTE LIKE THIS AGAINST A EX. VICE CHAIRMAN OF AWBI, OH GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Theresa Chartrand (69)
Sunday September 9, 2007, 8:39 pm
SHAME, this is totally disgusting!!
 

MIRIAM F R (50)
Sunday September 9, 2007, 9:09 pm
Thanks for the post, Naresh. Noted !
 

Susan Duncan (25)
Sunday September 9, 2007, 11:25 pm
Such a shocking scandal. Apparently these people have no conscience in addition to no scruples. Hopefully they will be made an example of in order to discourage others from following their sickening path.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday September 10, 2007, 1:11 am
Yes Susan Duncan , no doubt good / dedicated peoples also on this Earth but how they can work in such dirty suroundings - I agree people accepting bribes to provide safe passage but they do not live long. I hope that almghty will help us to identify the bad elements in the movement.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday September 10, 2007, 8:31 am
Naresh you have a good heart, God will answer your prayer, noted & pass on.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday September 10, 2007, 1:47 pm
Thanks and keep up the good work, Naresh. As I have mentioned many times before, we have the same problem with so-called, heartless animal activists in my country, who are in this business just for money. One that was confronted for his deeds here, has moved on to Romania and now we hear he is trying to get a foothold in Armenia. So pray for all God's creatures everywhere on earth.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 11, 2007, 12:41 am
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Hi Friends,

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Thanks!


 

Cindy S (0)
Tuesday September 11, 2007, 9:49 pm
I suppose, if you disagree with the butchers'("(T)hey") you are not a utilitarian.
 

Sammantha L (126)
Monday September 17, 2007, 9:09 am
Thank you Naresh, you do so much for our dear animal friends. It just goes to show that deceit and greed are common to all countries and governments. Shame on them all!
 

Past Member (0)
Monday October 1, 2007, 9:45 pm
The New Indian Express

Chennai CITY 3 Saturday, September 29, 2007



CBI raids Blue Cross, AWBI offices



BY K PRAVEEN KUMAR

Chennai, Sept 28: The CBI Anti-Corruption Bureau on Friday reportedly unearthed a major grant misappropriation scam in the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI), Chennai centre.The CBI suspects the involvement of a well known NGO Blue Cross in the scam. As part of the investigation, the CBI sleuths raided the office and residential premises of former AWBI Director R Balasubramaniam, present Secretary K Ramaswamy and the Blue Cross premises on Friday.

According to highly placed CBI sources, during the tenure of R Balasubramaniam, the AWBI Chennai unit had misused Union Government grant on several occasions. It was found that more than Rs 50 lakh was siphoned off. ''The former director and present secretary with the suspected involvement of promoters of Blue Cross seemed to have misutilised the Union Government grant, '' a senior CBI official told Express . ''We are examining the records seized from the raided premises. There is a prima facie evidence against the suspects, which has to be substantiated after validation of documents.'' official said. When contacted, the head of Blue Cross Chinny Krishna, denied the news of CBI raids in his premises. ''It is false news,'' he said.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday October 1, 2007, 9:47 pm
CBI to keep tab on animal welfare NGOs
Monday October 1 2007 10:15 IST

K Praveen Kumar

CHENNAI: Following allegations regarding the misutilisation of funds by the animal welfare NGOs with the alleged connivance of some officials of the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI), Chennai, and the subsequent raids on the AWBI premises and Blue Cross here on Friday, the CBI Anti- Corruption Bureau officials have decided to monitor the fund utilisation of various animal welfare NGOs in the city.



According to highly placed sources in the CBI, they have got substantial evidence about the misutilisation of the Central Government grant by majority of the NGOs.

"The fund misutilisation by the Blue Cross is tip of an iceberg. We have got enough material to show that many such NGOs have been indulging in similar activities. Our Cochin unit officers raided the People for Animals (PfA) office at Thiruvananthapuram," a senior CBI official told this website's News Paper.

According to the official, the major misuse of funds happened in the grant allocated by the Central Government for the implementation of Animal Birth Control Programme (ABC), a sterilisation surgery introduced to eliminate the practice of killing stray dogs.

"The Central Government gives more than Rs 400 for ABC per dog. But, the NGOs conduct the ABC on limited number of dogs and then create documents to prove that they have done it on a larger number and collect extra money," the official said. Similarly, the grant for the construction of animal shelters and related infrastructure development also had been misutilised.

"In Thiruvanthapuram, the PfA members diverted the grant allocated for animal shelter construction and used it for their own house construction. We suspect large-scale diversion and misappropriation of such grants in many Chennai-based NGOs also.

So, we are closely watching their fund utilisation activities," the official added.

The New Indian Express

Chennai CITY 3 Monday 1 st October,2007


The New Indian Express

Chennai CITY Saturday, September 29, 2007





CBI raids Blue Cross, AWBI offices



BY K PRAVEEN KUMAR

Chennai, Sept 28: The CBI Anti-Corruption Bureau on Friday reportedly unearthed a major grant misappropriation scam in the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI), Chennai centre.The CBI suspects the involvement of a well known NGO Blue Cross in the scam. As part of the investigation, the CBI sleuths raided the office and residential premises of former AWBI Director R Balasubramaniam, present Secretary K Ramaswamy and the Blue Cross premises on Friday.

According to highly placed CBI sources, during the tenure of R Balasubramaniam, the AWBI Chennai unit had misused Union Government grant on several occasions. It was found that more than Rs 50 lakh was siphoned off. ''The former director and present secretary with the suspected involvement of promoters of Blue Cross seemed to have misutilised the Union Government grant, '' a senior CBI official told Express . ''We are examining the records seized from the raided premises. There is a prima facie evidence against the suspects, which has to be substantiated after validation of documents.'' official said. When contacted, the head of Blue Cross Chinny Krishna, denied the news of CBI raids in his premises. ''It is false news,'' he said.





Fwd: [aapn] Blue Cross of India and Animal Welfare Board of India battle anonymous allegations

To: wildlife@vsnl.com , bakshi.akhil@gmail.com, MITTAL SK < awbikk@gmail.com>, "dr.rammehar kharb" --------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Merritt Clifton Date: Oct 1, 2007 2:51 PM Subject: [aapn] Blue Cross of India and Animal Welfare Board of India battle anonymous allegationsTo: aapn < aapn@yahoogroups.com>

Blue Cross of India and Animal Welfare Board of India battle anonymous allegations

CHENNAI--Complaints about the Animal Welfare Board of India from politically well-connected but unsuccessful grant applicants may have been behind a series of September 28, 2007 raids by the Central Bureau of Investigation on the Blue Cross of India head office and the homes of three Animal Welfare Board senior officials, Blue Cross of India chief executive Chinny Krishna suggested to ANIMAL PEOPLE. Krishna characterized the allegations published in the New Indian Express following the raids as "vague, unsubstantiated, and irresponsible. "Said Krishna, "There have been allegations against the officials of the Animal Welfare Board of India that grant moneys are not being properly given. I was specifically told by a Mr. Krishnamurthy of the CBI that there were some corruption charges received against some board officials.

"To be fair to the officials," Krishna said, "they process the grants after the grants are approved by the Animal Welfare Board, which consists of 28 people. However, inspections are carried out by paid Board employees," Krishna acknowledged. The inspectors' recommendations help the Animal Welfare Board members in their deliberations about which projects to fund, in what amounts. Unlike the Animal Welfare Board staff, the board members serve without compensation. "Considering that a total of about $2 million U.S. is divided up among several hundred groups, there is not much to go around," Krishna observed. New Indian Express writer K. Praveen Kumar alleged on September 29, 2007, citing an unnamed "senior CBI official," that "The CBI anti-corruption bureau reportedly unearthed a major grant misappropriation scam," and "suspects the involvement of" the Blue Cross. But the only report about the raids was Kumar's, Krishna said, as an ANIMAL PEOPLE search of Indian news media seemed to confirm. Kumar reported that the unnamed official said, "We are examining the records seized from the raided premises," and that the anonymous official acknowledged that any specific allegations would have to "be substantiated after validation of documents. "No charges were immediately filed, or even mentioned as pending. Who was raided Krishna told ANIMAL PEOPLE that the raids, early on a Friday morning, hit the former home of ex-Animal Welfare Board secretary R. Balasubramanian, who now lives and works in New Delhi; the home of present secretary K. Ramaswamy, who has served the Animal Welfare Board in various capacities for about 30 years; and the home of Animal Welfare Board member S. Ravindran. In addition, Krishna said, "A team of CBI people came to the Blue Cross and said that they wanted to see the files and papers pertaining to the grants we received from the Animal Welfare Board of India. During the six-hour search by five people," Krishna recounted, "the only discrepancy they found was that a certificate given by Ambattur municipality for one quarter stated that over 400 dogs had been spayed and vaccinated by the Blue Cross, whereas our chief veterinarian Dr. T. P. Sekar certified only around 200 dogs in the totals we furnished to the Board."It was pointed out that we gave a lesser number," Krishna continued. "The CBI official wanted to know why, and I told him that this question should be directed at the Ambattur municipality. "While the Blue Cross claimed to have done fewer sterilizations than Ambattur said were done, K. Praveen Kumar in an October 1 follow-up quoted his anonymous source as alleging that humane societies "conduct Animal Birth Control on limited numbers of dogs and then create documents to prove that they have done it on a larger number and collect extra money. "Continued Kumar, "According to highly placed sources in the CBI, they have got substantial evidence about the mis-utilization of Central Government grants by the majority" of participants in the national Animal Birth Control program. "The allegations parallel claims made by public officials in Bangalore and Hyderabad earlier in 2007, after several fatal attacks by dogs in areas not actually within the service radius of any ABC programs brought a hue-and-cry for dismantling the local ABC programs and resuming killing dogs. Illiterates are allowed to vote in India. Before the introduction of ABC, hiring dogcatchers was an important source of patronage jobs for office holders cultivating illiterate support. But despite the open eagerness of some of the Bangalore and Hyderabad populists to put dog-killers back on the payroll, no mismanagement or misuse of funds by any of the Bangalore and Hyderabad nonprofit Animal Birth Control programs was ever documented. In the ten years since the Animal Birth Control approach became Indian national policy, significant corruption has been documented only in ABC programs managed by municipal governments.

Icebergs in India?

"The fund mis-utilization by the Blue Cross is tip of an iceberg," Kumar further quoted the anonymous alleged senior CBI official, without actually identifying any "fund mis-utilization. "We have got enough material to show that many such organizations have been indulging in similar activities," Kumar further quoted the anonymous official. "Our Cochin unit officers raided the People for Animals office at Thiruvananthapuram," for example, where supposedly "the PfA members diverted the grant allocated for animal shelter construction and used it for their own house construction . "We suspect large-scale diversion and misappropriation of such grants in many Chennai-based organizations also," the official added, apparently unaware that Chinny Krishna's house and the homes of his immediate family have all been in his family for generations, on land the family has held for centuries, while the heads of the other Chennai Animal Birth Control programs live in apartments.

The premises of PfA-Trivandrum in Thiruvanathapuram "have been inspected by many people from the Board," Krishna responded in their defense. "It is possible that the building is not as per their original design. However, I would be extremely surprised and shocked to find any misappropriation." A different animal welfare charity in Thiruvanathapuram, Animal Rights Kerala, headed by Avis Lyons, in September 2006 trained 25 Thiruvanathapuram dogcatchers to assist the local ABC program. Instead, the dogcatchers were redirected into killing dogs. Lyons responded with public denunciations. But PfA-Trivandrum has mostly avoided the crossfire."The Blue Cross has nothing to hide," Krishna added. "We can categorically state that we have given nothing to any official of the Animal Welfare Board for any grants sanctioned. In fact, we have been consistently given 75 rupees less on each dog we have spayed than the 445 rupees we are supposed to get, since we are not paid for the catching and transportation component. Dogs caught outside the Madras corporation limits account for about 50% of the dogs we fix," Krishna explained."These dogs are caught, transported and returned by our vehicles and staff. Only those dogs caught by the city inside the city limits are caught by the city dog catchers," Krishna said, "and even these dogs are returned to their original locations by the Blue Cross staff, using our vehicles. "Most importantly," Krishna said, "we were funded by the Animal Welfare Board for only a portion of the Animal Birth Control program work we have done. In 2006-2007," for example, "they funded 7,000 surgeries," Krishna said, "but we did close to 10,000 in Chennai and suburbs, not including the 4,500 we did in Kanchipuram. Some Indian animal welfare organizations are chiefly funded by government grants, Krishna acknowledged, but grants to the Blue Cross amount to barely more than a sixth of the total organizational budget, and less than half of the total cost of the Blue Cross's Animal Birth Control program.

Flying monkeys

Krishna declined to comment on the record about the timing of the CBI raids, which came about two weeks after he prominently criticized a government plan to breach Ram Sethu, or Adam's Bridge, an underwater rock formation linking India to Sri Lanka. Krishna pointed out, as many others have, that Ram Sethu helped to break the force of the December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Promoted by the Congress Party, which presently heads the Indian federal government, the breach would cut about 30 hours and considerable fuel use from the itineraries of coastal cargo vessels. But it would also considerably alter the aquatic ecology of the strait between India and Sri Lanka, and would be considered an act of sacrilege by many Hindus. Controversy over the proposal reportedly could be a major factor in forcing the Congress government to call early elections. Tradition holds that Ram Sethhu was built by the Lord Rama and his army of winged monkeys in Vedic times, on an expedition to rescue Lord Rama's wife from a Sri Lankan kidnapper, as described in the epic Ramayana. While Ram Sethu may have begun as a chain of natural limestone shoals, as the Congress government contends, it has been above sea level at various times in recorded history, and there is archaeological evidence that it was reinforced at some point by a walled, paved causeway. Breaching Ram Sethu, discussed for decades, has been opposed by former federal environment minister and minister for animal welfare Maneka Gandhi throughout her political career. Mrs. Gandhi, who founded People for Animals in 1984, has long been closely allied with Chinny Krishna and the Blue Cross. Originally elected to the Indian Parliament as a member of the Congress Party, Mrs. Gandhi later served as an independent member, and is now a member of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party. The BJP fiercely opposes breaching Ram Sethu, and has regained political momentum from the issue after losing badly in the most recent Indian national election. Chinny Krishna's comments about Ram Sethu may carry particular influence because of his prominence as one of the engineers of the Indian space program, which traces symbolic origin to Rama's winged monkey army, and because his wife Naditha Krishna is a prominent Hindu scholar and archaeologist.-- Merritt Clifton—

Merritt CliftonEditor, ANIMAL PEOPLEP.O. Box 960Clinton, WA 98236Telephone: 360-579-2505Fax: 360-579-2575E-mail: anmlpepl@whidbey.com Web: www.animalpeoplenew s.org[ANIMAL PEOPLE is the leading independent newspaper providing original investigative coverage of animal protection worldwide, founded in 1992. Our readership of 30,000-plus includes the decision-makers at more than 10,000 animal protection organizations. We have no alignment or affiliation with any other entity. $24/year; for free sample, send address.]

Comments:



1. Complaints about the Animal Welfare Board of India from politically well-connected but unsuccessful grant applicants is clear attack on UPA though CBI is investigating the grant received by Blue Cross and other AWOs for the year 2003-06. All these reported grants are when Dr. V.N.Appajirao was member and Dr. R. Balasubramaniam was Secretary.
2. Mr. R.Ravinderan is employee of AWBI and not the member who inspected PFA Thiruananthpuram & perhaps on whose report the 2 nd installment was released.
3. Certainly living place can not be the criteria whether you live is Flat or Bungalow. Question is what substantial information has compelled CBI to raid their premises.
4. Statement of Dr. Chinnikrishna is totally out of proportion. Quote'"The premises of PfA-Trivandrum in Thiruvanathapuram "have been inspected by many people from the Board," Krishna responded in their defense. "It is possible that the building is not as per their original design. However, I would be extremely surprised and shocked to find any misappropriation." Practically, sanction was issued under some pressure or collusion without verifying even the required permissions from Civic bodies and 2nd installment was released in total contravention of Sanction terms and even without utilizing 1 st installment grant. Even invisible powers were so effective or colluded that then Vice Chairman Dr. V.N. Appajirao gave Report without examining facts and violations.
5. The Truth some time comes on tongue. "Mrs. Gandhi, who founded People for Animals in 1984, has long been closely allied with Chinny Krishna and the Blue Cross" . & this a fact that one group of earlier politically associated persons with her ruled the animal welfare activities in whole country as per their whims and fancy and was drew all benefits without any control and used to violate all norms . Now, in last 20 months new Board tried to bring the system but again some partners of this group from Delhi, Chennai, Hydrabad, Goa etc. seating in the Board since last 10-12 years showed their loyalty to their group



 

Teresa del Castillo (1519)
Tuesday October 9, 2007, 8:46 pm
noted
 

Khadi Federation (4)
Friday January 11, 2008, 10:06 am
So called animal activist has been arrested by the Police, shame.....shame
 

Past Member (0)
Monday March 10, 2008, 6:59 pm
New Delhi, March 10 The Chanakyapuri police and Maneka Gandhi’s People For Animals have locked horns — apparently over some goats.

The police have picked up three PFA members on a complaint for assault and robbery. The PFA says it was a case of smuggling of livestock, which they were trying to stop.

The complainant is Mohammed Ishaq, a transporter.

Around 2.30 am, he and a couple of cousins, he said, were moving through Chanakyapuri, when a group of 18 to 20 bikers stopped his Maruti 800.

“The youths were armed with sticks. They kept mentioning the name People For Animals,” he told Newsline. “We had just got some of our trucks filled at a petrol station. Maybe someone had tipped them off. They demanded money from us. We tried to resist, but they roughed us up and robbed us of Rs 5000.”

He made a call to the PCR, following which the police arrived and managed to catch three of the bikers. A complaint was registered and the police claimed to have caught the bikers with “incriminating evidence” -their PFA identity cards.The NGO has its own version.

According to it, the police are in league with the transporter, who is an old hand at livestock smuggling in Delhi.

Maneka Gandhi defended the youths.

“For three years, the PFA has been conducting these raids,” she said. The animals are smuggled into Delhi illegally at night.

The High Court is informed about the matter. “The police are in league with the complainant. In fact, they were escorting a truck carrying around 300 goats. Our members were detained for trying to stop the truck,” she said.

According to Gandhi, no more than 40 goats can be transported at a time. The PFA is now threatening to take the matter to court.

While the DCP (New Delhi District) was unavailable for comment, Joint Commissioner (New Delhi District) Ajay Kashyap said he was unaware of the incident.
 
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