Mr. Vijay Mishra Deserves Thanks by Rajinder Puri SignUp
Boloji.com
Boloji
Home Kabir Poetry Blogs BoloKids Writers Contribute Search Contact Site Map Advertise RSS Login Register
Boloji
Channels

In Focus

Analysis
Cartoons
Education
Environment
Going Inner
Opinion
Photo Essays

Columns

A Bystander's Diary
Business
My Word
PlainSpeak
Random Thoughts

Our Heritage

Architecture
Astrology
Ayurveda
Buddhism
Cinema
Culture
Dances
Festivals
Hinduism
History
People
Places
Sikhism
Spirituality
Vastu
Vithika

Society & Lifestyle

Family Matters
Health
Parenting
Perspective
Recipes
Society
Teens
Women

Creative Writings

Book Reviews
Ghalib's Corner
Humor
Individuality
Literary Shelf
Love Letters
Memoirs
Musings
Quotes
Ramblings
Stories
Travelogues
Workshop

Computing

CC++
Computing Articles
Flash
Internet Security
Java
Linux
Networking
My Word Share This Page
Mr. Vijay Mishra Deserves Thanks
by Rajinder Puri Bookmark and Share
 

Seventy years old Mr. Vijay Mishra was thirty when his late father former cabinet minister Lalit Narain Mishra was killed in a bomb blast at Samistipur railway station in Bihar. Mr. Mishra recently gave a TV interview. But for that it might have gone unnoticed that LN Mishra’s death remains an unsolved mystery 40 years later. The court will deliver its verdict on December 8th. Can a system of justice be more scandalous? After LN Mishra’s death the CID police in Bihar investigated and made swift progress. But the central government intervened and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) took charge. After that the case has dragged on for 40 years.

Why such a long delay? One of the accused persons and several witnesses have meanwhile died. According to the Supreme Court the delay was caused by the accused. The accused cannot succeed in delaying a case for so long without cooperation of the prosecution. This indicates a deliberate cover up of truth by the government. After the blast the injured victim was taken for treatment almost 150 km metres away when better medical facilities were available just 30 minutes from the bomb blast site. The train carrying him never stopped at Patna station despite the victim’s importance. There are other unanswered questions of the government’s strange conduct.

After LN Mishra’s death there were strong rumours and speculation in the public about the conspiracy behind the blast. The CIA and the KGB were talked about. But the most popular view was that there was a government hand in the murder. LN Mishra handled the Congress party’s finances and was considered an Indira Gandhi loyalist. It was speculated that he was privy to some government financial deal about which he was not being cooperative. So strong was the anti-government rumour that Indira Gandhi was constrained to say: “Even if I were to be killed, they would say that I myself had got it done.

LN Mishra joins a long list of violent deaths of India’s political leaders that remain unsolved with several relevant questions that have never been answered. The deaths of Mahatma Gandhi, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi and Sanjay Gandhi all have unanswered questions that point to conspiracies behind the deaths. No answers or credible closure of cases ever occurred. While Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi goes about attempting reform in society he might with advantage focus on fundamental systemic changes required to introduce in India a credible democracy and swift justice system. This should be his top priority. Without such reform there will be no lasting benefits despite his exertions.

This writer recalls meeting LN Mishra a few years before his death. I owned and edited a small radical anti-establishment weekly, “Stir”. LN Mishra sought a meeting with me. He said he would help finance my venture to any extent. I could write what I wanted except criticize Indira Gandhi. I declined. He smiled and seemed to expect that answer. We parted cordially.

12-Nov-2014
More by :  Rajinder Puri
 
Views: 362
Article Comment Few more interesting facts in the post assassination period in the public domain are given. Kameshwari Devi, widow of L N Mishra is on record having said that the accused Anand Margis were innocent and had called the CBI enquiry a eye wash.She contested for Lok Sabha from Jhanjharpur constituency on a non-Congress ticket.She offered time and again to name the real culprits to a new commission of enquiry.
Jagannath Mishra, younger brother of Lalit Narayan Mishra was made a Chief Minister soon after the assassination, but never made any effort to expedite the investigation.
ncmishra
11/14/2014
 
Top | My Word







    A Bystander's Diary     Analysis     Architecture     Astrology     Ayurveda     Book Reviews
    Buddhism     Business     Cartoons     CC++     Cinema     Computing Articles
    Culture     Dances     Education     Environment     Family Matters     Festivals
    Flash     Ghalib's Corner     Going Inner     Health     Hinduism     History
    Humor     Individuality     Internet Security     Java     Linux     Literary Shelf
    Love Letters     Memoirs     Musings     My Word     Networking     Opinion
    Parenting     People     Perspective     Photo Essays     Places     PlainSpeak
    Quotes     Ramblings     Random Thoughts     Recipes     Sikhism     Society
    Spirituality     Stories     Teens     Travelogues     Vastu     Vithika
    Women     Workshop
RSS Feed RSS Feed Home | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Site Map
No part of this Internet site may be reproduced without prior written permission of the copyright holder.
Developed and Programmed by ekant solutions