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Re: [brahmoconferenceorg] Re: Is Binayak Sen a Brahmo ?

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  • Pradiptamohan Basu
    To me, what matters most is not whether Binayak Sen is a brahmho (or not) but that Binayak Sen is a great human being. I wish him long life - and that not
    Message 1 of 5 , Feb 28, 2011
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      To me, what matters most is not whether Binayak Sen is a brahmho (or not) but that Binayak Sen is a great human being.
      I wish him long life - and that not within the confines of the jails but in freedom.  The irony is that those who should be actually behind the bars are ruling the roost in this land.
      Regards -
      Pradipta Basu

      From: "Ray, Debanjan IN BLR SISL" <debanjan.ray@...>
      To: "brahmoconferenceorg@yahoogroups.com" <brahmoconferenceorg@yahoogroups.com>
      Cc: "brahmoconference@yahoogroups.com" <brahmoconference@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Mon, 3 January, 2011 9:58:13
      Subject: RE: [brahmoconferenceorg] Re: Is Binayak Sen a Brahmo ?


      Dear Sarbajit,


      I also confirm that Dr. Binaya Sen is from a reputed Brahmo family.

      His mother is a very close friend of my mother in Kalyani. Binayak Sen came to attend the Brahmo Utsav in our house in Kalyani in January 2009.


      The judgment of Binayak Sen’s life imprisonment is extremely shocking and ridiculous. There are protests from all over the world. Few days back, there was procession by famous personalities in Kolkata. I read a simple but strong write up by Nobel Prize winner Prof Amartya Sen few days back in Anandabazar Patrika. Tomorrow, Binayak Sen’s 61th birthday shall be celebrated by his mother in Kalyani in a public function and there would be a public protest against him.


      My view is that Binayak Sen was a threat to few powerful political leaders who were trying to evict tribals in order to occupy areas of forest enriched with minerals. While Binayak Sen was doing medical service to the rural tribals in Chattisgarh state, he came across with the problem of forcible eviction of tribals by political leaders who were engaged in mining activities. You might correlate this with the event in Singur where organized protests by farmers backed up by politicians were made while occupying land by industrialists. In Chattisgarh, there was no such protest from tribals, as tribals were unorganized, and not backed up by politicians. Rather greedy miners heavily bribed politicians to evict tribals. It was perhaps Maoists who were only supporting tribals. A investigative report was published in Times Crest edition few weeks back.


      We all hope Binayak Sen shall get the true justice.






      With best regards,
      Debanjan Ray


      From: brahmoconferenceorg@yahoogroups.com [mailto: brahmoconferenceorg@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of sarbajitr
      Sent: Friday, December 31, 2010 3:30 PM
      To: brahmoconferenceorg@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [brahmoconferenceorg] Re: Is Binayak Sen a Brahmo ?



      Thanks for the confirmation.

      In these circumstances it would then appear curious that as far as we know no Samaj has publicly spoken in his case / favour.


      --- In brahmoconferenceorg@yahoogroups.com, Joydeep Nondy <joydeep.nondy@...> wrote:
      > His father was a Brahmo, his mother is a Brahmo.
      > Regards
      > Joydeep
      > On 26 December 2010 09:24, sarbajitr <sroy1947@...> wrote:
      > >
      > >
      > > I seem to remember reading somewhere that Dr.Binayak Sen now jailed for
      > > life had Brahmo origins.
      > >
      > > Then I read this piece in the Pioneer by Kanchan Gupta.
      > > http://www.dailypioneer.com/306255/Spurious-protests-over-Binayak-Sen.html
      > >
      > > Do Brahmo genes inculcate a desire for social activism, or is it the
      > > upbringing (memes) ?
      > >
      > > Sarbajit
      > >
      > >
      > >

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