Thursday, May 19, 2011

Brochure with some details regarding the journal 'LAW ANIMATED WORLD'.

LAW animated WORLD

A world law fortnightly published from Hyderabad, India.

Owner, Printer and Publisher: I. Balamani
Editor: I. Mallikarjuna Sharma

ADVISORY BOARD: Dr. Lakshmi Sahgal (INA Colonel), V.R. Krishna Iyer, O. Chinnappa Reddy,
B.P. Jeevan Reddy
(Former Judges, SC), P.A. Choudary (Former Judge, APHC),
Prof. R.V.R. Chandrasekhara Rao (Politics), Umesh Chandra (Senior Advocate, Lucknow),
Ravi Kiran Jain
(Senior Advocate, Allahabad), Colin Gonsalves (Senior Advocate, Delhi),
K. Subba Rao
(Senior Advocate, Bangalore) & Ms. Chandan Ramamurthi (Advocate, Delhi).

This is a journal meant to inform the public about the necessary details regarding important developments of law all over the world thus contributing in general to the cause of human progress and welfare. We are all members of one great human species and it is the grand noble ideal always projected in our country since very ancient times to view the entire world as one family - vasudhaiva kutumbakam. This law fortnightly has been formally started in March 2005 but prior to that for one year it appeared in almost regular fortnightly bulletins. We are committed to the ideals and causes of progress, democracy, liberty, equality, fraternity and human welfare in consonance with environmental improvement and universal harmony. Politically we are dedicated to and so would like to project the virtues of scientific socialism but at the same time we refrain from being closed-minded and try to be in the know of and also report about the various other streams of thought and analysis abounding all over the world. As the title of this journal indicates we largely confine its scope to law-reporting with, of course, occasional and necessary incursions into the fields of economics, sociology, history, politics and culture. This is no ordinary law reporter but a unique journal of its type in our country. We will be making, as and when necessary, some ‘ruthless criticism of all existing conditions’ in the columns of this paper in addition to reporting valuable judgments and decisions by various international and foreign courts and forums including, of course and occasionally, our own courts. The goal of scientific socialism we will never forget but it will be enriched and modified as needed by considerations of liberty, democracy and humanity. Hope the readers would understand and appreciate our ideals and intentions and wholeheartedly encourage and assist us in our endeavours.

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Editorial, 'GERONIMO EKIA' in LAW ANIMATED WORLD, 15 May 2011 issue

The American President, watching it live from the White House, along with Hillary Clinton et al, with a ‘stony face’, beamed with joy on hearing this message by the Navy Seals: ‘Geronimo EKIA (Enemy Killed In Action)’ and exclaimed ‘We got him!’ Soon thereafter he broadcast to the entire world that the most dreaded terrorist of the era has been found and killed and ‘justice has been done’. Astonishingly, the most wanted Islamic terrorist was not found in any inhospitable terrains of Afghanistan or Pakistan but in the star cantonment city of Abbottabad. This but confirms the general suspicions current, especially in India, that Pakistan is acting as a rogue state aiding/promoting international terrorism. Public opinion in Pakistan itself seems to be divided with fundamentalists on the rise in many parts and demonstrating against the ‘invasion’ of their territory by the USA and also paying homage to the great ‘jihadi shaheed’. Op Geronimo was kept highly secret without a hint to the Pakistanis lest it be spoilt at the last minute and it does raise some questions of international law, also on whether it was justified to kill an unarmed enemy who could have been captured. Osama’s son has already complained to the UN requesting ‘justice to be done’ on this issue. The naming the target after a highly respected fighter-leader (1829-1909) of the American native Indians, is also widely condemned, with his great grand-son, Harlyn Geronimo, protesting to the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs that “… to equate Geronimo with bin Laden is an unpardonable slander of Native America and its most famous leader in history. … also a subversion of history that defames a great human spirit…” and certainly not expected from the office of a half-black half-Muslim Yankee President. Then there is the intricate question of whether the world has become a bit safer or rendered more insecure now. All indications are towards a spate of revenge killings the world over by the jihadi terrorists and in our opinion no meaningful and successful anti-terror struggle can be waged unless the state terror and imperialist interventions of the super-power and its allies are also countered and overcome §§§