Corona Virus - Unwarranted Panic and Pandemonium

This is a letter that I sent to the PM and other leaders.

Date       : Monday, 06 April 2020

 From      : Mathew Thomas

+91 9449020401

To: The PM and All Political Leaders, Scientists and Government Officials of India

 Sirs,

I am a retired soldier, scientist and engineer. I am writing this letter to share some suggestions which would help combating the pandemic of Coronavirus and get our economy going again. These suggestions are from two Indians, both in the United States, both highly respected in their respective fields and successful.

 The first is Dr. Shiv Ayyadurai and the second is Dr. Jay Bhattacharya. Dr. Ayyadurai has a PhD in Bio Engineering and four other degrees from MIT. He is a successful entrepreneur and the inventor of Email for which, he holds the copyright. Dr. Jay Bhattacharya is an MD and PhD, both from Stanford University and is currently Director, Center on the Demography and Economics of Health and Aging, Stanford University (2011 - Present), apart from other positions.

 Dr. Ayyadurai has suggested that instead of lockdowns, governments should direct all effort towards rapid improvement in immune health. He has given a detailed protocol 3- step process for this, in a letter to the President of USA. Dr. Ayyadurai’s letter to President, USA. (Please right-click on the link, copy and paste it on your browser toolbar to access the letter.) 

 I earnestly request the government and all concerned leaders and citizens to study his process for combating Coronavirus and implement it. To implement the process in India, government would have to use, public authorities, like Registrar of Census, Revenue officials who issue ration cards, and invite corporate public and private and NGO sector participation. Dr. Jay Bhattacharya has questioned populations tested and suggested antibody tests to know the total number of people infected. According to him, PCR tests will only reveal number of people having the infection when tested. 

The link to a video interview where he gave this advice is here. (Double click on the link, a dialogue box will open. Copy the URL of the link and paste it to your browser toolbar to access the video)

Try below link, if this does not work.

 Yours truly,

Mathew Thomas

 

"Janata" Curfew?

Call a rose by any name; it would still smell sweet. What is a "Janata" curfew? One called or organized by Janata - ordinary people? One would imagine so. However, if it is curfew imposed by a call by the PM which, bureaucrats interpret as an order, (remember a king's cry, "Oh who would rid me of this man?" and what his loyal servant did to the poor man.) and proceed to threaten people with dire consequences including penal prosecution and imprisonment, then it is no longer the janata's curfew, but the order of a king who is the Law. The police commissioner has threatened, as reported by a leading English daily, to arrest those who are out of their homes on Sunday and argue with the police. 

Arguing with the police is a crime in Orwell's "Animal Farm". I did not think it is in a democractic India.

Remember, the Sun King - Louis, the XIV? - "I am the Law". 

Here's - pasted below - my open letter to the Police Commissioner of Bangalore.

Is the "Janata Curfew" compulsory or voluntary?

 
 
 
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Saturday, 21 Mar 2020
Hello Sir,
The 'Deccan Herald' quotes you as saying that "People will be arrested if  they are found on the streets."
This is "Being more loyal than the king"!
People may have to go to hospitals or bury the dead or attend to the sick and invalid - home care - etc. 
Are you leaving the discretion to cops on the road?
Did the PM say that the "Janata Curfew" is compulsory? 
Is the corona virus infectious only on Sundays? 
Will or can the PM or you stop people from coming out on ALL days? 
Sections 269 and 270 of IPC are applicable ONLY " if a person does an act - in this case going out of his house - which he knows or has reason to believe to be likely to spread any disease dangerous to life --" Or if he does so malignantly. 
What reason would a person have to know that he is likely to spread a disease? Unless he knows that he is infected and he is out there willfully spreading diseases? In the case of corona virus, the incubation period being two weeks the person will have NO symptoms before that. 
I am sure that you have been misquoted. 
Please correct it and kindly give publicity to the correction to avoid unnecessary harassment by police.
 
--
Regards,
 
Mathew 
 
 
 
 
 

 Please follow the link below for the news story in the 'Deccan Herald" of Saturday, 21 Mar 2020

 

CAA and NRC

 

A lot has been said about these – Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Population Register (NRC).

The popular agitation against these have cost several lives. All, to what purpose? Lives snuffed out due to the unthought whim of a few.

Democracy has, unfortunately become a system wherein people elect representatives to do common tasks for them, but in which, the representatives metamorphose as rulers to lord over those who gave them the job!

When one understands that CAA and NRC are without any purpose or utility other than some hidden agendas, are impractical – virtually impossible to implement – then it would be clear that its objectives could be two. One to gain support of a few who perceive the actions as furtherance of an agenda of divisive politics that us useful some sections of society and two an attention diverting initiative that takes the focus away from real problems of people – jobs, basic needs etc. – to an unreal world of psychological satisfaction.

An article in “The Telegraph” datelined 09 Aug 2019 tells part of the story and makes for an interesting read. Follow it on the link below.

 

 

 

The Stupidity of Sham ID Aadhaar Enthusiasts

 

The saying goes, “There are two things, which are infinite: God and human stupidity”.

The news that an outfit of Sham ID, 'Aadhaar'  enthusiasts have submitted a proposal to the Karnataka State excise department to link the Sham ID numbers to people buying liquor in bottles, is NOT surprising, for such is human stupidity!

And even more silly, the excise department secretary, has directed the excise commissioner to submit a detailed opinion on linking Aadhaar number to liquor buyers.

Clearly, the enthusiasts and high government officials are unable to think beyond their blind beliefs or convoluted ways of using their mental faculties.

The ostensible aim is to “uniquely identify” liquor buyers who discard empty liquor bottles anywhere they please and thus, pollute the environment.

Just consider a few difficulties in achieving their “noble” objective.

Would the law, if ever it were to be promulgated, apply to a person who buys a full bottle of liquor at a restaurant and leaves the empty bottle at the bar or dinning table?

How would the liquor buyer then, be responsible for where the empty bottle ends up?

People sell empty bottles to recyclers. If liquor bottles are abandoned by recyclers at places where they are not to be left, would the liquor buyer be held responsible.

All this is assuming that the liquor shop and / or restaurant from where the bottle is purchased is able to verify the authenticity of the Sham ID Aadhar number of the buyer.

What if a person uses a fake Sham ID, 'Aadhaar'  number?

All in all, the idiocy of Sham ID, 'Aadhaar'  continues unabated.

Sham ID Aadhaar-PAN Link - A Ridiculous Statement - CBDT

The Pune Mirror quotes the former Chairman of CBDT as making some ridiculous claims.
I hope and presume that he was mis-quoted by Mirror journo with misplaced exuberance.
Surely, the Chairman can’t be so ignorant.
The Mirror report claims that the Chairman said that the department wants to find out the spending pattern of bank accounts!
Is the former CBDT Chairman admitting that the IT department wants to watch ALL bank accounts to find out the spending pattern? If so, did the government lie to the Supreme Court that the purpose of linking the Sham ID, 'Aadhaar'  to PAN is for detecting duplicate / multiple PANs? Deetcting duplicates or multiple PANs is in any case impossible with the Sham-ID-Aadhaar link to PAN, since, biometrics results in false matches, a person can obtain many Aadhaar numbers.
Militants when arrested were found in possession of more than one "Aadhaar card". Further, as per Section 9 of the Aadhaar Act, the Aadhaar number is not proof of citizenship. So, any foreigner could have the Sham-ID-Aadhaar number. 
In 2017, a Pak spy working in the embassy in Delhi not only had obtained the Sham-ID-Aadhaar number, he had also opened bank account and received LPG subsidy.
CBDT Chairman - please note.
The foolishness of the former CBDT Chairman’s statement is even more apparent when one reads that he said that “with "Aadhaar" link, it would be easier to gauge whether the benefits of welfare schemes are availed by eligible persons.
Is he so ignorant that he does not know that people on welfare in any country in the world, including “Digital India” would not fall in the income tax bracket?
Here's the link to the story