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  • SDPI demands probe into air mishap & safety measures available at Mangalore airport
    The Social Democratic Party of India, (SDPI), while mourning the death of passengers in the crash of Air India Express flight from Dubai at Mangalore, has called upon the Union Government to order thorough investigations into the mishap with emphasis on whether standard safety measures were available at the Bajpe airport.

    A. Sayeed, SDPI general secretary, in a statement expressed deep shock at the mishap and offered his party's condolences to the bereaved families in this hour of their personal tragedies.

    "We share the grief and loss of the families who became victims of this tragedy and pray to Almighty to give strength to them to bear the loss with equanimity", he said.

    Sayeed questioned the quality of the newly-built Bajpe airport especially the safety measures available there as compared to other airports in India. He accused the Civil Aviation Ministry of neglecting the concerns expressed in the past over the non-availability of standard safety measures at the airport.

    He demanded a thorough probe into the tragic incident while highlighting the lacunae in safety measures at the Bajpe airport. Those responsible for it should be dealt sternly, he added.

    It may mentioned here that in one of the country’s worst aviation disasters, more than 160 people were feared dead after an Air India Express flight from Dubai overshot the newly-built Mangalore runway and exploded after catching fire early on Saturday morning.

    Press Release
    New Delhi
    22 May 2010

  • SDPI won 68 seats & to hold power in two Gram Panchayat in Karnataka
    Manglore, May 19: Social Democratic Party of India has won 68 seats in Gram Panchayat polls which held in Karnataka on 8th and 12th May.

    365 SDPI Candidates were in the fray for Gram Panchayat election and 68 of them won the contest while more than 100 candidates managed to retain second place after a close contest.

    In Dakshin Kannada SDPI had contested for 273 seats and bagged the victory in 39 seats. Two Independent candidates announced their support to the party. BJP and Congress party’s had been faced a huge competition from SDPI and 62 of SDPI candidates lost the contest in close margin.

    In Udupi SDPI bagged 13 seats out of 31 and gave a close contest for 12 seats. It won 9 seats in Coorg where 31 candidates of the party were in the fray and 10 of them retained second place. In Tumkur SDPI set victory for 4 seats out of 9 and won one each seats in Ram Nagar, Hunsur, Hasan.

    SDPI backed candidates won the election with majority in Bedagotta Gram Panchayat of Coorg District. It is fact that in some places of Dakshin Kannada SDPI is king maker, where support of SDPI is decisive, he added.

    SDPI, which was formed in October 2009, is getting a huge support from the people within a short period of time. After Independence, from last 60 years Dalits, Minorities and other deprived classes of the society remained back ward and the party aimed to edify these sections of the society. Political parties have pawned the country in to capitalist and imperialist forces and ignoring the poor and backward classes. In the same time SDPI aimed to empowerment of all these sections. In Karnataka SDPI has debuted with Gram Panchayat election and would be emerged as a pro people political party in the future.

    Majeed Kodlipete, Karnataka State President of SDPI, said, SDPI would hold a felicitation program for elected candidates and its workers in Town Hall, Manglore on May 25th. National and State level leaders of the party would be present in the program.

  • Indian Election Commission registers SDPI as political party
    New Delhi: The Election Commission of India, (ECI), has registered the newly formed Social Democratic Party of India, (SDPI), as a political party under the 29A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951. According to Election Commission letter dated April 30 the SDPI has been registered w.e.f. April 13, 2010.
    The national president of SDPI is E. Abubacker while vice president is Adv. Sajid Siddiqui. The national general secretaries are A. Sayeed and Umar Khan.

    It may be mentioned here that SDPI has been formed to realize a social order and political system based on the Indian Constitutional ideals of justice, equality, liberty and fraternity. The party is working exclusively for the welfare of Minorities, OBCs and other marginalized groups.
    The SDPI has state committees in 15 states of the country with mass following in the states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. The SDPI was formed on June 21 last year and a month later it was officially launched on July 29 in New Delhi. Then, on October 18, 2009 the first delegates convention of the party was held in New Delhi was held wherein the party’s manifesto was released party president E. Abubacker who made the formal declaration of the party. The manifesto has put forth the slogan of “Freedom from Hunger, Freedom from Fear”.
    For SDPI social democracy is the belief that it is the basic duty of any administration worth its salt to ensure equitable distribution of the nation's resources through state intervention without stifling private entrepreneurship and initiative.
    So, the SDPI has proposed short- term and long- term measures which will ensure protection of rights, equity and justice and called upon the political establishment to revise policies, plans and programmes in order to stop accentuation of economic disparities and to foster economic growth with justice.
    The manifesto underlines that SDPI has been launched to mobilize people to work for alternative socio-political and economic model that is sustainable, pro-people and democratic in its core –principles. Such a model alone will take India to greater heights of prosperity and justice. “We seek the support of all people irrespective of their caste or creed”, it added.
    As such SDPI has been launched to empower Muslims and other deprived communities. It is time to bid goodbye to tactical voting and go for strategic plans designed to achieve adequate representation in legislative bodies, the party’s manifesto has said

  • Puttur: Attack on SDPI candidate
    Puttur, May 18: A Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) candidate who contested the Grama Panchayat elections held recently was attacked by two persons at Mukwe, Puttur on Tuesday, May 18.
    The victim has been identified as Siraj (22), a resident of Mukwe. The incident reportedly occured when he was opening his furniture shop at Mukwe after having lunch.
    The assaulters have been identified as Hareesh and Laxmana. The locals caught Hareesh on the spot of the attck with his bike and handed over to the Puttur police. Laxmana managed to escape.
    The locals suspected that it was a murder attempt.
    Meanwhile, Siraj has been admitted to Mahaveer hospital, Puttur.
    A case has been registered at Puttur police station. The police have filed an attempt to murder case against Hareesha under Section 307 of the Criminal Proceedure Code.

  • Allot More Plus Two Seats in Malabar: SDPI
    Thiruvananthapuram: Social Democratic Party of India demanded the state government to facilitate higher studies of all students from Malabar region who have passed the SSLC examination this year. For this authorities should increase the number of seats in higher secondary schools, vocational higher secondary schools and polytechnics by 20 percentages.
    The government’s decision to include the cast in the senses is laudable, but at the same time, the Indians staying abroad should also be included in it, opined the state committee. The central government should bring needed amendments in the concerned acts to facilitate voting power for them, it added.
    The state committee also demanded to withdraw user’s fee introduced at Thiruvananthapuram air port.
    State president Adv. K P Muhammed Shareef, Vice president P K Gopinathan, General secretary,  M K Mnoj Kumar, P Abdul Majeed Faizee, Treasurer A A Shafi, Secretary Muvattupuzha Ashraf Moulavi spoke in the meeting.

  • 65 SDPI backed candidates won the Gram Panchayath election in Karnataka
    65 SDPI backed candidates won the Gram Panchayath election which was held in the month of May 2010 in Karnataka.
    SDPI state president Majeed Kodlipet said that party contested 368 seats in 214 ward of 118 Gram Panchayath in Karnataka

    39 candidates from Dhakshin Kannada, 8 from Coorg, 11 from Udupi, 3 from Tumkur, 1 from Hasana, 1 from Kolar, 1 from Humsur, 1 from Ramnagar won the contest.
    "Result proves people of Karnataka accepting the party which was formed just few months back, He added.
    More results are still to announce and he is positive that few more SDPI backed candidates to win from Tumkur, Hasan and Dhakshin Kannada.

    Counting of votes in the two-phase Gram Panchayat elections in Karnataka was taken up today, with political parties engaged in the process of assessing their strength at the grass-roots level.
    Till late this evening, the counting process was still on, and State Election Officials said the full picture on the poll outcome would be known only tomorrow.
    Police used mild lathicharge in some places to thwart attempts to disrupt counting or quell trouble over result by supporters of lost candidates but it was by and large peaceful.
    Ballot papers were used in voting held in two phases on May 8 and May 12 in all the 30 districts with 2.51 crore electorate exercising their franchise.
    There were 2.32 lakh candidates in the fray for 80,159 seats in 5474-gram panchayats. As many, as 7,878 candidates had already been declared elected unopposed.
    The elections were not fought on party basis but a vast majority of candidates owed their allegiance to main political parties of the BJP, the Congress and JDS. Taluk and Town panchayat elections are due this year.

  • SDPI urges Centre to overhaul investigating agencies, order fresh probes in all bomb blasts cases The Social Democratic Party of India, (SDPI), has made a fervent appeal to the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram to overhaul the investigating agencies at its command and order fresh probes in all bomb blasts cases all over the country. This should be done in the light of exposure of Hindu extremists' involvement in the Ajmer Dargah blasts
          E Aboobakkar SDPI President, in a Press release took strong exception to the recent serious developments in the investigations into the cases of the bomb blasts in Ajmer Sharif and the linkages with the Hyderabad's Makkah Masjid bomb blasts both of which had taken place in 2007.
          Aboobakkar charged that in the current investigations these highly condemnable anti-national acts of terror and bomb blasts in both places of worship were committed by groups acting in the name of Hindutva. The Ajmer Dargah blast case has taken a new twist after the recent arrest of some persons belonging to some Hindu extremist organizations. Now belatedly the Rajasthan ATS is giving heed to the information obtained from the Malegaon blast accused. The scenario would have been quite different had the Rajasthan ATS acted promptly on clear indications from the Malegaon blast accused, he stated.
          He demanded criminal action against erring probe officers for misguiding the investigation despite clear indications of involvement of Hindutva terror. He also demanded a fresh probe into the Makkah Masjid blasts in the light of new evidence of links with the Ajmer Dargah blasts.
          Aboobakkar said the Central Government should take heed of these developments and act strongly enough to send a clear message that violence in any form to divide society on communal lines will not be tolerated. The Central Government should also be proactive to clear the general perception that every blast is the handiwork of Muslims and their youth are behind all such violence even before investigations in such cases have properly started. The truth is now slowly and steadily unveiling and the faces of investigating agencies are getting self-slapped by their acts of omission and commission, he said.

  • SDPI hails Supreme Court’s ruling on narco analysis The Social Democratic Party of India, (SDPI), has hailed the Supreme Court of India for ruling narco analysis, brain-mapping and polygraph tests without the consent of accused as illegal.

       A. Sayeed, SDPI's general secretary, in a statement said: "Hats off to Supreme Court for realizing that these tests violated the constitutional provisions and amounted to cruel and degrading treatment and unwarranted intrusion into personal liberty”.

        Sayeed said such tests invade into the privacy of an individual considered sacrosanct under the Right to Life and Liberty provided in the Constitution of India. The Supreme Court has rightly said: “We have elaborated how the compulsory administration of any of these techniques is an unjustified intrusion into the mental privacy of an individual. It would also amount to ‘cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment’ with regard to the language of evolving international human rights norms. Furthermore, placing reliance on the results gathered from these techniques comes into conflict with the ‘right to fair trial’.”, he stated.

        The SDPI general secretary expressed satisfaction that Supreme Court has trashed the argument of the Central Government that overriding public interest to investigate terrorist offences would require administration of such tests to procure evidence. The Bench rightly noted: “Invocations of a compelling public interest cannot justify the dilution of constitutional rights such as the ‘right against self-incrimination’,” Sayeed said.

        Sayeed pointed out that the Supreme Court has also said the Central Government’s contention that the use of these techniques will only be sought in cases involving heinous offences only rings hollow since there will no principled basis for restricting their use once the investigators are given the discretion to do so.

       He hoped that the investigating agencies would adhere to the directives of the Supreme Court and follow the guidelines of the National Human Rights Commission which had published it for the Administration of Polygraph Test (Lie Detector Test) on an Accused in 2000. The Court has observed that these guidelines should be strictly adhered to and similar safeguards should be adopted for conducting the `narco analysis technique’ and the `brain electrical activation profile’ test.

  • Police Atrocity Towards Agitators who Opposed Land Survey
    A proposed move by the Kerala govrenment to construct a four-lane road for an upcoming industrial project at Kinaloor in Kozhikode met with violent opposition from local people.
    The incident happened on Thursday morning, when the people blocked a team of government officials arrived at Kinaloor to undertake a survey for the proposed road. About 100 people, including women and old, were injured in a pitched battle followed.
    The protestors had blocked the road leading to the estate with large boulders and timber logs in the morning when the officials, led by Revenue Divisional Officer K.P. Remadevi, arrived for the survey. Soon a pitched battle broke out between the protestors and the police and women constables were seen, beating, dragging women and children from the frontline of the blockade.

    Soon after Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan who is away in Delhi saw the images of the clashes that were aired by local television channels, he asked the district officials to stop the survey and to police to withdraw from the scene.
    Following the chief minister's directives to the director-general of police to withdraw the police force from the area and to the collector to submit a report on the incidents, there was some easing of tension in the area. However, opposition to the road project is unlikely to ebb.

    Many villagers who were hurt in the clashes have vowed they will fight to the end to stop the move to construct the road through their village.

    The police resorted to a lathicharge to cow down the protestors and they responded by hurling stones. Several protestors, including women and children, were injured in the lathicharge. Some policemen also sustained injuries in stone-throwing. The police used a grenade and teargas to disperse the crowd. They chased the protestors into nearby houses and damaged vehicles parked outside.

    All the political organizations barring left front protested against the police brutality towards agitating people.

    A hartal was observed today in the Balussery and the Elathur Assembly constituencies in protest against police violence. The hartal, which was backed by UDF constituents, Social Democratic Party of India and BJP, was total in the whole area.

  • SDPI backed 15 candidates files nomination for Jokatte Gram Panchayat election
    Jokatte (Mangalore) : Social Democratic Party of India backed 15 candidates filed nomination for 62nd Thokoor Jokatte Gram Panchayat Election. A rally was conducted from KBS railway gate Junction to Panchayat office before candidates filing nomination. Muhammad Guttu, Athaullah A.M., Haji.T.A.Aliyabba, Husain Masitha, B.M.Rafiq, Muhammad Jamal and others were present at the time.


    Ward No.1:
    Maindaguri- Ibrahim
    Maindaguri- Usman Ahmad
    Maindaguri – Monamma

    Ward No.2:
    Shediguri – Haji.B.M.Saiad
    Shediguri – Raziya.B

    Ward No.3:
    Panchayithi Gudde – Mohammad Musthafa

    Ward No.4:
    Kelagina Thokur – Ayisha Banu
    Kelagina thokur – Muhammad Ashraf
    Kelagina Thokur – Johan Kuvello
    Kelagina Thokur – Monamma

    Ward No.5:
    Arikere – Muhammad Ismail
    Arikedre – Raziya.B

    Ward No.6:
    Bottu Bavukada – Sharif Bottu
    Bottu Bavukada – B.Shekunchi

  • Gram Panchayath Election in Karnataka: 474 SDPI Candidates in Fray Manglore: Social Democratic Party of India Karnataka State Committee announces , 474 of it's candidates  are in fray to contest Gram Panchayath election in 244 wards of 118 Gram panchayaths in Karnataka.

    Election would be held in this month. Several political parties had been confounded with SDPI contesting in election and were threatening and pressuring on SDPI candidates to withdraw from the fray, he added.

    The party, which was formed to preserve the values of Indian constitution and democracy, says that it will protect the interest of Muslims, Daliths and other deprived communities of the society.

    The SDPI was established in New Delhi last year and opened its account in a Gram Panchayath election in Rajasthan. The SDPI candidate Mohammad Haneef had been elected as the Sarpanch of the Chann Panchayat in Sawai Madhopur district.

    Recently in sulya of Karnataka, Congress party had aligned with Bharathiya Janatha Party to defeat SDPI in APMC election. SDPI had lost this contest for one vote.

    Later in Bruhat Bengaluru Maha Nagara Palike (BBMP) election, held on March 2010, SDPI candidate Naznin Begum, who contested from Padarayanpuram ward, bagged 6032 votes and won by 2030 votes. Other SDPI candidates also performed well in this election.

    SDPI is away from both the BJP and Congress. However BJP does not desire the progress of Muslims. The party argues that after Independence, from past 60 years Congress has done nothing for Muslims, unless using them as vote banks.

    The party said that it would give chances for all deprived categories of society to contest election including Muslims and Daliths.

    According to a special report of the Kannada Prabha, leading daily of the state, BJP and Congress party might align in some places in this election, to defeat SDPI.

  • SDPI demands CBI probe in to rape charges against Halappa Banglore: Social Democratic Party of India has demanded CBI inquiry in to alleged rape charges against Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Support Minister H.Halappa and said that incident was a big damage for the image of Karnataka Politics.

    Majid Kodlipete, Karnataka State President of SDPI, said, in press release that a woman has been raped by the Minister. Then how other women could seek protection from this Government?

    Social Democratic Party of India strongly condemns this incident, he added.
    He urged that police should arrest Halappa and should file case against him.

    He also said that the case should be handed over to the CBI as there are chances of twist in the case, since accused is in high occupation of the Government, he added.

    He said that SDPI demands resignation of Chief Minister B.S.Yaddiyurappa on moral ground as his council minister involved in the rape case.

  • SDPI condemns Govt for Frequent Power Cuts in Tamil nadu
    Sengottai (TN) April 30: Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) organised a mass protest demonstration against "uninformed Power cut throughout Tamilnadu" at Sengottai Nellai West District.
    Social democratic party condemns Govt for Frequent Power cuts in Tamil nadu that  affects almost every section of the society including School children, small and medium business and industries etc.
    Total loss is unimaginable and will certainly affect the growth and development of the state. Plan to further increase the tariff will affect the people so much.
    SDPI  a national party cares about the welfare of the people, strives hard to solve the problems that affects them most.
    Protestors slammed the Government for its negligence, inaction and lack policy in power distribution raised slogans against govt plan to increase the tariff and urged the Government to take necessary steps to ensure power supply without hindrance.
    Nellai West District General Secretary K.Divan Oli presided over the protest demonstration  and S.A. Fazlur Rahman District President Nellai West District addressed before the gathering.
    Mohamed Ali Jinna Sengottai city president, M.Hasan Gani sengottai Secretary, Sheik Abdul Kader sengottai Treasurer and Vallam Branch President Umar, Abdul wahhab Secretary, Kumar joint secretary, P.Mari treasurer and SDPI members and general public participated in this protest demonstration and expressed their concern.