Teesta Setalvad in
conversation with Justice Kolse Patil, former judge of Bombay high
court and a human rights activist.
From farm labourer to
erudite defence counsel to public prosecutor to High Court Judge
BG Kolse Patil, today a mass leader speaks to Teesta Setalvad,
of upper caste bias in the highest echelons
of the institutions of Indian democracy, the need for a monitoring of
the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) that
are tamperable and the divisive charecteristics of the
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh(RSS) and Hindutva organisations.
Jutice Kolse Patil who left the exalted chair of a judge from the
Bombay high court in 1990 to work among the people is committed to
free this country from the cannibal capitalists and thereby achieve
complete independent from the evil forces. He is a man of great
strength and vision. He completed his schooling in Ahmednagar and then
transferred to the Poona Law College where he completed his LLB.
Justice Kolse Patil specialized in criminal law. He was District
Government Pleader and Public Prosecutor in Poona from 1980 to 1985.
From 1985 to 90 he served as a Judge of the High Court. In 1990 he
resigned from the High Court to serve social causes on a full time
basis. He does not believe in being out of touch with people. Instead
he travels around the country to uplift the downtrodden masses of the
nation. He is a man of the people. Indians have great admiration for
him. He truly believed that he could not rest until the last
unfortunate human being has been helped. His personal desire for
freedom from Capitalism and Brahmanism has restored a sense of pride
among farmers, Dalits and minorities. He believes the exploitation and
domination of one community over another can have no place in a
multicultural and multilingual country.
He exhorts Muslims to come out of an illusionary world. The former
judge attacks the well-entrenched Brahminism in India. He is not
against any religion or its practices, he says: "When I say Brahmins I
mean the mentality which has ruled this country for years. You have
Brahmins among Muslims too. They don't want the underprivileged to get
their fair share in the economy, he says.
He unearthed the Hindu terrorists plans in Nanded and Malegaon. He was
accompanied with the rights activists Teesta Setalvad, Arvind Deshmukh
About Muslim Terrorism, he says Its complete injustice to one
community, because whenever you catch any Muslim youth without any
proof you start calling him terrorist but in the case of Hindutva
militants BJP and other saffron fundamentalists openly support them
despite the proof of their involvement in the bomb blasts in Nanded,
Malegaon and other places. Also, he says covering up the incidents
points to the deeper conspiracy.
He says, Hindutva militants justify their terrorist activities with
the help of the saffron press. They always accuse the government is
anti-Hindu. Muslims killed in Gujarat, Sikhs killed in Delhi,
Christian killed in Orrisa, is this anti-Hindu government? If it would
be anti-Hindu government, then these acts would not have been
perpetrated. In fact it is an anti-Minority government. Instead of
implementing Sri Krishna Commission the government is diverting the
attention of minorities by Sachar Commision. If the secular government
is really serious to bring the goons of 1993 riots to the book, why
implementation of the Sri Krishna commission is being delayed. He
says, we can never believe BJP as it is controlled by RSS who have the
honor of killing Gandhi.