Saturday, January 07, 2006

Ex-Ramdev Employees Snitch

File under: Satscams

We anticipated this. Hell hath no fury like an ex-employee sacked:
One of the former workers, Chandra Pal Dubey, gave a new twist to the controversy alleging that horns of "Barasingha" (antelope) were brought into the factory, powdered and laced with the medicine. A charge that could invite action under Wildlife Act.

Dubey said his job was to weigh the sacks containing bones and powder them. He said two quintals of powder was made on an average per day in the pharmacy.

The firebrand CPM leader brought the ten former employees, four women and six men and produced them before a press conference when they too alleged that human skull, bones and animal horns were powdered and mixed with the Ayurvedic medicines produced at DYP.
We should note that this seems perfectly acceptable to the practitioners of ayurvedic medicine. But there are significant public health concerns at play. We're not pathologists, but shouldn't it be possible to spread virus- and prion-based disease this way?

Some in India claim it's all a plot underwritten by multinational drug companies. But a Communist Party leader at the forefront of the inquiry makes this rather unlikely. Or horrifically hypocritical. Or maybe just practical.

The world has certainly witnessed stranger things than a Marxist politician in bed with the lions of capitalism.

1 Comments:

At 1/08/2006 1:55 AM, Blogger Vinayak said...

Hi

Happy new year. That was a nice post there

Your blog made me think of the Indian context. My blog Gudia, a Muslim girl and Ramdev ji, a Hindu male !! is on how the society defines the "weak" and who becomes the underdog !

Do you know Gudia ? Gudia is an Indian Muslim girl who died this new years eve. As we sat watching Pranoy Roy hand over the "Best Indian" award to Sonia, the fireworks from Japan to Park avenue and Bihar on advertisements instead of crime alert, Gudia died. Gudia died of multiple organ failure at an Army hospital. [...................] But for lip service none of the pro wife feminists and bleeding heart leftists did anything for Gudia. Neither Brinda Karat, nor Teesta Setalvad, nor Arundhathi Roy or her comrades who bleed for Iraqi children or Kosovo's babies and collateral damage all over the globe, worried about this poor Indian Muslim.[...................]

Now to Ramdev. If you notice Ramdev ji, A Hindu Swami, has been hit and plastered all over. Ramdev seems to be from the other unfortunate half i.e. Hindu Male of India Just as muslim women are being tossed about by the powerful, so are Indian Hindu men tossed about.

Be it Kanchi Shakaracharya or Ramdev, or Narayan Murthy or Advani, they are symbols of hope and achievement in their respective spheres. They are symbols of faith and were Ikons of Hinduism. These very men are under attack today.

why Ramdev ?

more at
http://batteredmale.blogspot.com/2006/01/gudia-muslim-girl-and-shri-ramdev-ji.html

or

http://tinyurl.com/8nn3q

 

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