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National Secretary of All India Trade Union Congress Sri Rama Krushna Panda has called upon the people of Orissa to make Bhasha Andolan a success by joining the unique movement and/or associating themselves with it by any means they like; because, on its success, depends emancipation of the working class from exploitation that goes on under laws not understood by them.
Addressing Orissa “live” from the Facebook page of Bhasha Andolan on the 17th , Sri Panda came down heavily on the Government over their anti-working-class attitude and activities and said, labor laws created and promulgated in English is the main obstacle to labor welfare, as the workers, not conversant with English, are not aware of what legal benefits they are entitled to. They suffer in their disputes against exploiting managements as their mother tongue is not used in laws relating to them and in conciliation or adjudication.
AITUC the first trade union organisation of India established in 1920 had ushered in, even during the British days, organisational rights for the working class by way of formation and promulgation of Trade Union Act in 1926. That, in 1946 the foreign government agreed to make adequate leisure a legal right of the workers and limited working hours to 8 in a man-day with rest and weekly off days, was not an easy achievement. Sad, the anti-workers government of the day has ruined that achievement and pushed the workers back into 1946 condition by imposing a 12 hour working compulsion, which would, while jettisoning one-third workers from the factories, force the rest into further exploitation, said the national leader of the working class.
The heroic battle of the working class for job safety had made the country create 44 Acts to stop exploitation; but the government of the day, hand in glove with the exploiters, have made them inconsequential, as the workers are to seek redress of their grievances in only 4 contrived codes, which codified in language unknown to the workers appear more a conundrum than a help.
Jargon like “Service Provider” is clamped on workers putting job-security of 92% of them in quagmire of uncertainty, making their entitlement to fair labor practice a matter of the past, he pointed out.
Unless all the laws relating to labor are available in Oriya, and labor offices, Courts/Tribunals relating to labor-law implementation are made to work in Oriya language, emancipation of wage earners from official and private exploitation would remain impossible, he said, while lauding the Bhasha Andolan for its years-long constant campaign for transaction of all official, legal and commercial work in Oriya by legislating the proposal it’s founder had given the government about five years ago.
His “live” speech in Facebook is placed in the YouTube platform of this site for people beyond that media to peruse and cogitate. Below is the same:
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Unless a bail to an accused is tagged to a fixed time within which he/she should establish innocence, the purpose of Law to curb crime by arresting an accused would continue to be defeated.
When Orissa High Court had granted bail to BJD legislator Pravat Kumar Tripathy he was released from the jail to extravaganza of a reception by his sycophants, posing as if the appropriate Court was wrong in remanding him to jail. The Court doesn’t know till now if he is guilty or not guilty. People are in dark.
The same extravaganza of a reception by his sycophants was marked when the Supreme Court granted interim bail to BJP propagandist Arnab Goswami, arrested in the matter of enforced death of a self employed person whose dues he was allegedly not clearing.
The Supreme Court should peruse the visual records of that extravaganza and be honest to determine whether or not the same was an act to show the strength of that accused to demoralize the Police that had arrested him.
The order being an interim order, we are yet to know on which exact ground the Supreme Court decided to hold the High Court wrong in not granting him bail. But, we are sure, the order of the Supreme Court had not empowered the accused to show such strength to the Police and/or to impress the public that, the lower judiciary including the High Court that had rejected his bail application was wrong.
The Supreme Court should take up its impact study and save us common Indians from Judges’ preference in allowing bail as they like.
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The most essential elixir for patients is medical prescription in mother tongue of the people, said eminent physician Dr. Bebasis Jyesthi, talking live on “importance of mother tongue in health care” on the 9th November from the digital platform of Bhasha Andolan, the day its celebrated Silent Black Flag Campaign reached 1671 days.
Citing an American Survey, he informed that, in 2006 alone, at least 7000 patients had died due to their inability to follow the prescriptions, the language of which was not their mother tongue. Similar survey, if conducted in Orissa, where prescriptions are issued in English to patients who do not know the foreign language.
Emphasizing that, the relationship between a physician and a patient should be exactly as the relationship between a mother and her child, Dr. Jyesti said, our doctors are born in our soil, grown up in our language. why should they not write the prescriptions in Oriya?
Dr. Jyesthi is well known for his humanitarian manners and love for the language.
His speech, delivered live in the ‘Bhasa Maapain Pade’ page of Bhasha Andolan in the Facebook, is put in YouTube channel of this site for perusal by whosoever has no access to the said page. (updated on 18 Nov.2020)
When in the British Raj Oriya language was threatened with extinction due to conspiracy of non-Oriya native servants of the mandarins from England, it is the authors of Orissa who woke up to the situation and forced the foreign rulers to create this province by honoring the people’s birthright to have official management of their affairs in their mother tongue.
After independence, despite creation and promulgation of Orissa Official Language Act (hereinafter called the Act) in 1954, our language is threatened with extinction by constant disuse in administration of the State, as non-Oriya functionaries rule the roost.
It is a matter of alarming concern and shame that our authors are showing no interest in saving our language from irrelevance, even as the Bhasha Andolan, addressed only to use of Oriya in governance of Orissa, has exceeded 1600 days and the Govt. run by fellows of anglicized mentality are keeping the Act defunct.
The authors are enriching our literature, no doubt; but literature cannot save a language from death, as has been seen in Pali and Sanskrit becoming dead languages due to disuse in governance.
These and many relevant observations come from Prof. Ashok Maharana, when on the 2nd November he addressed live from the digital platform of Black-Flag-Campaign (Bhasha Andolan).
For friends who might be missing this address in Facebook, we post it in our YouTube channel as placed below: