February 15, 2011 : A group of intellectuals have written to PM seeking steps to provide “highest security” to Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy after threats to his life.
NewsX has exclusive access to the letter. That refers to the threat from many quarters, including people from Tamil Nadu who are being investigated in the 2G scam.
Call to give Swamy highest level of security cover
– New Indian Express, Feb. 15, 2011
A group of retired IAS officials and defence officers has written a letter to the Prime Minister seeking the highest level of security to Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy. The letter based its plea for increased protection for Swamy on his role in exposing a number of cases of corruption in government, apart from his fight against the stashing of around $1500 billion in tax havens.
The letter comes in the backdrop of Swamy’s petition to Governor Surjit Singh Barnala, seeking permission to prosecute TN Chief Minister M Karunanidhi over corruption in the allotment of TNHB flats. Swamy had then said he had 22 more such cases of corruption by the DMK-led government, which he would take up one by one.
“Reliable sources reveal that Dr Subramanian Swamy’s personal safety and security are under threat from many quarters, in the context of Dr Swamy’s various campaigns,” said the letter, while listing recent events where political activists burned Swamy’s effigies and threatened to behead him if he entered Tirunelveli.
The letter also recalls instances of violence against Swamy and his party, like the ransacking of his party’s office in Madurai.
“Patriotic citizens like Dr Subramanian Swamy have been crusaders for transparency and integrity in public life. His efforts have led to effective investigation and judicial action in many such cases… As a politician, Dr Swamy has an impeccable track record. The nation needs the services of such selfless patriotic leaders,” the letter said.
Among those who have signed the letter are former Madras HC Chief Justice T S Arunachalam, retired IAS officers N Vittal, B S Raghavan, V Sankaran and V Sundaram, former BSF Director-General T Anantachary, retired defence officers Colonel S Rajan, Brigadier V R P Sarathy and Captain H Balakrishnan.
The other include VHP International Working President S Vedantam, Senior RSS leader K Suryanarayana Rao, Hindu Munnani president R Ramagopalan and Janata Party state president V S Chandralekha.
14 February 2011
Honourable Prime Minister,
Government of India,
Respected Prime Minister,
Sub: – Appeal for enhanced security cover for Dr. Subramanian Swamy
Recurring reports of scams and scandals involving loot of nation’s wealth, erosion of transparency and integrity in public life and conspiracies under investigation have caused serious concern among citizens of India. Some estimates by financial experts also point to staggering amounts of up to $1500 billion stashed away in foreign banks.
Patriotic citizens like Dr. Subramanian Swamy have been crusaders for transparency and integrity in public life, consistent with Dharma of Indian heritage. His efforts have led to effective investigation and judicial action in many such cases.
Some of the persons under investigation and judicial scrutiny are from Tamil Nadu. As the state is getting ready for assembly elections, some political activists have indulged in burning Dr.Swamy’s effigies in many places. Some had made threatening remarks against him, including that of ‘beheading Dr.Swamy’ if he enters Thirunelveli and the same was flashed across Tamil Nadu by TV Channels.
It may be recalled that in February 2009, Dr.Swamy was attacked inside the Court Hall of the Madras High Court, that too right in front of the Honourable Judges. In October 2008, his office in Madurai was ransacked and his staff were also assaulted by anti social elements.
It may also be recalled that Dr.Swamy was in the forefront of the fight against the demolition of sacred ‘Rama Sethu’, against government take over of Chidambaram Natarajar Temple apart from taking legal course against Spectrum allotment which is now seen to impinge our national security. Recently he has also petitioned the Tamil Nadu Governor requesting permission for prosecuting people involved in the issue of allotment of Housing Board Plots. Dr.Swamy has also been very active against the undue privileges being accorded to the minorities by the State.
Reliable sources reveal that Dr. Subramanian Swamy’s personal safety and security are under threat from many quarters, in the context of Dr.Swamy’s various campaigns. We also reliably learn that BJP leader Sri. LK Advani is taking up this matter with the Union Home Ministry.
As a politician Dr.Swamy has an impeccable track record, and as a Professor of Economics he has been admired by reputed Universities world over. Nation needs services of such selfless patriotic leaders like Dr.Swamy.
We appeal to you, Prime Minister Sir, to kindly take immediate steps to provide the highest security cover for Dr. Subramanian Swamy, throughout India.
Thanking You Sir,
With Warm Regards,
– T.S.Arunachalam, Former Chief Justice (Retd), Madras High Court
– N.Vittal IAS (Retd), Former Central Vigilance Commissioner.
– B.S.Raghavan IAS (Retd), Former Secretary, Government of India,
– V.Sankaran IAS (Retd), Former Secretary, Government of Tamil Nadu
– V.Sundaram IAS (Retd) Former Secretary, Government of Tamil Nadu
– T.Ananthachary, Former Director General, Border Security Force.
– Colonel (Retd) S. Rajan, Indian Army
– Brigadier (Retd) V.R.P.Sarathy, Indian Army,
– Captain (Retd) H.Balakrishnan, Indian Navy.
– Dr.S.Kalyanaraman, Director, Saraswathi Research Center.
– S.Vedantam, International Working President, VHP,
– K.Suryanarayana Rao, Senior Leader, RSS
– R.Ramagoopaalan, President, Hindu Munnani
– V.S.Chandralekha IAS (Retd), State President, Janatha Party.
Copy sent by email and air mail for necessary action to:
(i) Hon’ble Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India, Govt. of India, New Delhi 110001
(ii) Hon’ble Shri L.K,Advaniji, Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Govt. of India, New Delhi 110001
(iii) Hon’ble Shri P . Chidambaram, Home Minister of India, Govt. of India, New Delhi 110001
February 13, 2011
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Sub: The UPA Government should provide Z Plus security to Dr. Subramanian Swamy on an All India basis
Dr. Subramanian Swamy, President of the Janata Party is the nation’s towering crusader for transparency and integrity in public life and has exposed world-shaking scams and scandals resulting from the loot and plunder of India ’s wealth.
He is the most vocal, potent and heroic voice of the people of India reverberating all over the nation. He has been trying his best to raise the consciousness and pride of confused and uninformed citizens of India . Hence, they see in him their beacon of unshakeable courage and irresistible determination.
Dr. Swamy has been spearheading a national campaign against corruption in India . His voice needs to be heard far and wide, and for a long time until the nation’s wealth is fully restored to its people.
Dr. Swamy has filed cases against A. Raja of the DMK and is also askingthe Governor of Tamil Nadu to prosecute M. Karunanidhi, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.
Last year, when he went into the Madras High Court to plead against the take over of the Chidambaram Natarajar Temple , he was attacked by a group of pro-LTTE lawyers inside the court premises.
Sometime back, his office in Madurai was ransacked by the supporters of LTTE.
In the past there have been several attempts on the life of Dr. Swamy and some have gone un-reported.
The following two attacks on Dr. Subramanian Swamy by the Congressmen in Rae Bareilly and Lucknow in April 2006 and the recent attack by the supporters of Mumbai Congress(I) President Mr Kripa Shankar Singh at the Patkar Hall premises on 8th December 2010 were not highlighted in the media.
Since Dr. Swamy has earned the ill-will of all anti-national and anti-social elements, he may very possibly be on the hit list of such inimical forces.
It is a matter of great disgrace that anti-nationalists like Afzal Guru are shielded by the UPA government whereas patriots like Dr. Subramanian Swamy are subjected to harassment, physical assault and court cases.
It is the Paramount duty of the Government of India to provide Z Plus security cover and protection (on an All–India basis and not in one State only) to this patriotic whistle blower Dr. Subramanian Swamy – failing which the Government of India will have to bear full responsibility for any failure in this regard.
Many a time it appears that the Central Government agencies do not alert the State Government on time about Dr. Swamy’s visit to the State and many a time there is no security provided as was the case on his recent visits to Ahmedabad on 29th December 2010, Nagpur on 16th January 2011, Indore on 21st and 22nd January 2011; this is very shocking.
At the same time, we urge all friends and colleagues to write to thePrime Minister’s office requesting them to provide full security to Dr. Swamy. You can email to the Prime Minister email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org or call him on 91-11-23012312.
If not inconvenient, please let the undersigned know by email or phone that you have done so.
(i) Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India (By Air Mail) and email
(ii) Shri L.K,Advaniji, Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha (By Air Mail) and email, for necessary action
(iii) Shri P . Chidambaram, Home Minister of India (By Air Mail) and email, for necessary action
(iv) Meera Shankar, Indian Ambassador in Washington , D.C. for necessary action as deemed fit.
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Dr. S. Kalyanaraman, Sarasvati Research Center