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A CLEAR EVIDENCE PROVING SWISS BANKING PRIVACY IS NOT JUST CAUSING THREATS TO SOVERINGNITY OF A COUNTRY BUT ALSO CAUSING THREATS TO VERY OBJECT OF EXISTENCE OF UNITED NATIONS ORGANISATION

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APPEAL TO PEOPLE OF SWITZERLAND

Dated 12th July 2005

To,

1.         His Excellency President of the Swiss Confederation Mr. Samuel Schmid,

2.         His Excellency Vice-President of Swiss Confederation Mr. Moritz Leuenberger

3.         Hon’ble Mr. Joseph Deiss

Head of the Swiss Federal Department of Economic Affairs

4.         Secretariat-General FDF

Swiss Federal Department of Finance

5.                Ms. Micheline Calmy-Rey, Head Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

6.        Swiss Political Affairs Division II - Asia / Pacific

7.         Swiss Political Affairs Division V - Economic and Financial Affairs

8.         Swiss UN - Coordination

9.         Swiss Federal Banking Commission

 

APPEAL TO PEOPLE OF SWITZERLAND THROUGH YOUR EXCELLENCIES

 

His Excellencies Sirs,

 

This is with reference to my communication-dated Dated 22nd June 2005 addressed to Shri K. K. Paul, I. P. S., The Commissioner of Police, Delhi Police, Delhi (India) with Subject caption of: POSTPONEMENT OF MY FAST FROM 1st July 2005 AT OUTSIDE SWISS EMBASSY, with copies to all of your Excellencies addressed hereto or copies thereto, by which I have postponed my program for Fast for time being. Considering embargo caused by Swiss Constitution, which protecting privacy in Swiss Banking System for foreign depositors, I have made a representation dated 1st July 2005 to His Excellency Mr. Kofi A. Annan, Secretary-General of United Nations Organisations, with copies to all of your Excellencies addressed hereto or copies thereto, interalia with the following demands:

“this problem of International magnitude will not be solved till some sort of stiff actions are taken by the United Nations Organisations, which should be directed towards its Member States that “they cannot maintain any financial or other relationship with Switzerland or any other country, having Banking Privacy for Foreign Citizen. Such directions should be imposed for a period, till these countries do not change their Banking Privacy Laws, to ensure disclosures of the following details before the authorities of respective countries:

a)     Total amount of "unclaimed" money in Switzerland from each country;

b)      Total amount of money deposited in Switzerland with names of individuals / organizations, address and country.”

 

The said representation is also posted at the following URLs:

http://www.PetitionOnline.com/appeal/petition.html

http://milapchoraria.tripod.com/appeal

 

On 7th July 2005 I have also started a Vote Group so people from entire world could VOTE on the issue of Swiss Banking Privacy, an issue of International magnitude: http://groups/yahoo.com/group/vote-on-swiss-banking-privacy. I do admit that these steps are very slow moving process to create awareness about actual damage caused by the Swiss Banking Privacy particularly in respect of foreign depositors, but certain to creates effective and stable impacts.

 

Now, I Humbly submit that Swiss Banking Privacy is also responsible for development of Corruption amongst High Level Politicians from several countries. In this context, personal experiences always count unbeatable assets for one and all, than anything else. For example when Mohan Das Karam Chand Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi) was removed from a 1st Class Compartment of a Train in Johannesburg, he realises the serious impacts of the racism prevailing in South Africa and as such he started a movement against it, virtually which was succeed only after a long time when South Africa gets present democracy. Why I am referring the example of Mahatma Gandhi, because on the basis of my own experiences and sufferings I am pleading that Swiss Banking Privacy Laws is also responsible for encouragement of corruption and to convert honest politicians from different countries as most corrupt politician of the time. In my case one time dedicated and honest Politician Shri Jyoti Basu was converted as one amongst most corrupt politicians of the country. If Swiss Banking Privacy Law could not have been exists, than Shri Jyoti Basu would not have find any scope to convert himself as corrupt politician, thus I must not have suffered severe infringement of my Human Rights. 

 

More than 25 years ago, I have raised one issue relates to transfer of illegal money by one Monopoly House Company to Switzerland, and matter was published by the Economic Times. In between this period I was seriously engaged for my survival. After every experience, my determination for cause and principles become much stronger, even I suffered a lot of problems at the personal level. One such bitter experience was started in 1984, when Shri Jyoti Basu, entered in a criminal agreement with one group of unscrupulous businessmen, which includes Mafia Leader Sanjay Kumar Jhunjhunwala. Immediately thereafter in his capacity as Chief Minister of West Bengal he started to misuse of Powers and Abuse of authority and Government Machinery to blackmail me for the monetary gains and benefits of said unscrupulous businessman who subsequently turned as Mafia Leader.

 

I have referred fact relates to misuse of Powers and abuse of authority by Shri Jyoti Basu, in one of my 416 Page Book: Mysteries of Politics-Crime-Nexus. I have forwarded copy of the Book in a CD to different authorities including Hon’ble President of India (The Office of President forwarded it to Home Ministry of India), Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Hon’ble Chief Justice of India, CVC, CBI, and others including Chief Justice of Kolkata High Court, Chief Minister of West Bengal, UPA Chairperson Smt. Sonia Gandhi, Leader of Opposition in Loksabha Shri L. K. Advani, CPI (M) Leaders Including Shri Prakash Karat, and Shri Biman Bose. But, I am surprised to note that every one is maintaining complete silence. If such silence will continue, and if in the meantime I would not be killed, than I will distribute the said Book in CD’s to each candidate stands for Next General Election for West Bengal Assembly, to expose criminal misconduct of Shri Jyoti Basu and his son Shri Chandan Basu. I also referred such facts in my Affidavit filed before Hon’ble Kolkata High Court in a Contempt of Court case falsely initiated against me, by said Mafia Leader Sanjay Kumar Jhunjhunwala, and in my Application dated 8th July 1993 before the then Hon’ble President of India Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma, for according sanction to prosecute Shri Jyoti Basu. Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharam, forwarded my application to Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension, which controls Central Bureau of Investigation, which till date sitting on my application, as if in Indian Democracy, Politicians have every right to violate each and every law. Once Speaker of West Bengal Legislative Assembly Shri Hashim Abdul Halim, offered to mediate in the matter between Mafiadom and me, (which principally was not acceptable to me). During discussions he admitted -though in his own language-, about Nexus between said Mafiadom and Shri Jyoti Basu. I confirmed my meeting and discussions with him in my letter by Registered Post requesting thereby to place the same before West Bengal Assembly, but without any result. Thereafter, under direct or indirect instructions from Shri Jyoti Basu, Senior Advocates like Mr. Gopal Subramanium and others as well as respective Supreme Court Judges were embraced to deny me justice. Even present Hon’ble Chief Justice of India Mr. R. C. Lahoti, without any further process, is sitting on my two applications, for about one year, both dated 27th July 2004 (1) for according sanction against Justices (Retd. CJI) Mr. A. M. Ahmadi and Dr. A. S. Anand, and (2) for according sanction to prosecute one Judicial Registrar and One Joint Registrar, who illegally blocked my petitions obviously under criminal misconduct, and also for refusing to receive one of my petition without giving anything in writing. If my applications could have been proved untenable then to uphold the Constitution, His Lordship should have initiated Contempt proceedings against me to hold my Statement as false or wrong. Otherwise, sitting on my Application is a clear evidence of denial of justice to me.

 

Since I am a sever victim of misuse of powers and abuse of authority committed by Shri Jyoti Basu, I am fully entitled to know source of illegal money in his pocket, and where it was remitted. During my fighting for survival I was always received report from various sources that Shri Jyoti Basu receiving huge black money from relations and said Mafia Leader himself and also other unscrupulous businessmen through his Fast Friend Shri Shrawan Kumar Todi. Regularly I also received reports that Shri Jyoti Basu is transferring huge black money to Swiss Banking System. I was reported by various sources that they had transferred more than $200 Millions Black Money to Swiss Banking System. But, till Swiss Banking Privacy law is not removed in respect of foreign depositors, I am not in a position to substantiate these allegations. But, I can substantiate another fact from Government records that once Shri Jyoti Basu, as Chief Minster of West Bengal, was not in a position to install even a Lift (Approximate Cost of Rs.2,00,000/- = just $4500) at his own House situated at Hindustan Park, Kolkata (India), which was finally installed by the Government of West Bengal. But, when Shri Jyoti Basu entered in criminal agreement with aforesaid Mafiadom and unscrupulous businessmen, his financial position was changed completely. Under changed financial status he started to go every year abroad for about one month. Cost for one such tour program for one month for a VIP person like Shri Jyoti Basu would not have been less than $40,000. This figure can be justified from the dossiers of Shri Jyoti Basu. In his each Tour for abroad he always includes Switzerland and also spent more or less for 15 days for some undisclosed destination for his own treatment. He never goes alone.

 

Since Shri Jyoti Basu was financially benefited from the aforesaid group of unscrupulous businessmen as such in return, he always provided illegal and criminal helps, by misusing his powers and abusing his authority. In my case Shri Jyoti Basu was fully responsible to provide umbrella of full illegal protections to said Mafiadom, who hatched plots to kill me (on 18.07.1986) with 44 stabs and 82 Stitches, and subsequent attempt (22.02.1991) to kill my 18 Years son by staging a truck accident, under Police protection. My son was able to stand only after a long treatment for Two and Half Year through 22 Major Operations. I can also substantiate that Shri Chandan Basu and said Mafia Leader Sanajy Kumar Jhunjhunwala and Manik Chand Sethia: the front men of Shri Chandan Basu directly engaged in various activities to grab my valuable properties through every means and methods. To help such blackmailing objects Shri Jyoti Basu personally supported by misusing Government powers and Machinery and embraced a large number of Judicial Officers and Advocates. Shri Pratap Chatterjee, son of Shri Som Nath Chatterjee, M. P., (Presently Speaker of Lok Sabha), was main instrumental behind the embracement of Judicial Officers and Advocates. In such a serious matter Hon’ble Supreme Court is not ready to hear my Writ Petition, filed for Remedies Guaranteed under Article 32 of the Constitution of India against serious infringement of my fundamental rights. Similarly under influence, CVC, CBI, IB under Home Ministry, Revenue Secretary, CBDT etc, and Railway Ministry all are sitting on my complaints, without any further process.

 

After my so bitter experiences, I decided to know actual truth about reported transfer of money by Shri Jyoti Basu and his Son Shri Chandan Basu and his gang men to Switzerland. It was reported that a File is lying with the Central Vigilance Commission, according to which corrupt politicians and bureaucrats, organised criminals and others deposited between $400 and $1,100 Billion illegal money in Swiss Banking System. The said File will be maintained as secret till Swiss Banking System not become transparent, particularly in respect of Foreign Depositors, thus illegal money of the corrupt politician like Shri Jyoti Basu will be fully protected under Swiss Banking Privacy Law. In this context, I must refer one more fact that important CPI (M) Leader Shri Sitaram Yatchury (once I have also met him) once was important Party instrumental to stop Shri Jyoti Basu from becoming Prime Minister of India. Reportedly thereafter, Shri Jyoti Basu arranged his Abroad Tour Program (reportedly for Switzerland), thereafter, his loyalties were shifted in favour of Shri Har Kishan Singh Surjeet & Jyoti Basu & Company and at the behest of Shri Jyoti Basu, Shri Sitaram Yatchury declared his candidature for the post of Party General Secretary thus obstructed to Shri Prakash Karat from becoming General Secretary of CPI(M) Party for about four years. In view of my experiences I can say that Shri Jyoti Basu, is one amongst most corrupt politicians of the Country. He in a planned manner caused severe damage to important fibers of the democratic system i.e. fairness of the Judicial System. In fact after death of Shri Pramod Dasgupta, (real Pillar of Communist movement in West Bengal) Shri Jyoti Basu manipulated the control of the reins of CPI(M) Party in West Bengal and subsequently at all India level with the help of Shri Har Kishan Singh Surjeet. Resultantly, now corruption is not at all a issue for the CPI(M) Party. Even most Honest Chief Minister Shri Budhha Dev Bhattacharyya, Honest General Secretary of CPI (M) Shri Prakash Karat and Polit Bureau Member Shri Biman Bose not dare to challenge wrong doings of Shri Jyoti Basu.

 

Although matter of transfer of money to Swiss Banking System by corrupt politician like Shri Jyoti Basu is most important matter of larger public interest, but as I have no documentary evidences of transfer of the money to Switzerland, I cannot make it a issue of Larger Public Interests. At the same time Swiss Authorities constantly making untrue Statements that there are no Anonymous Accounts and that illegal money cannot be protected in Switzerland. I must place on record that this is also not true on the part of Swiss Authority that now Numbered Bank Account are not opened and operated. I have seen Websites of Swiss Banks inviting people to open Numbered Bank Accounts, deposits money in any currency. These two facts are sufficient evidences of inviting illegal money from foreigners by the Swiss Banking System.

 

I am sure that if Your Excellencies would arrange enquiry with direction to disclose True Facts then undoubtedly this would be proved that Shri Jyoti Basu, his son Shri Chandan Basu, aforesaid Mafia Leader Sanjay Kumar Jhunjhunwala and his relations had deposited illegal money in Swiss Banking System.

 

However, I do agree that remittance of illegal money in the Swiss Banking System by foreigners is major strength of Swiss Economy as such Your Excellencies cannot convince people of the Switzerland to Vote in favour of removal of Banking Privacy. Admittedly more than 5% Swiss Population is working in Banking System. This Figure of 5% is not a small one, rather fully competent to convince and tilt majority voters in favour of Swiss Banking Privacy. Therefore, only option is left that United Nations Organisation should take stringent action in the matter to compel the Swiss People to accept changes in its Banking Privacy Laws particularly in respect of foreign depositors.

 

One may suggest that why I am not approaching Indian Government for the remedies. Personally I know Dr. Man Mohan Singh, since I have attended five pre-budget discussion meetings and two other meetings with him during his Tenure as Finance Minister, in my capacity as Honorary General Secretary of Indian Council of Small Industries. I find him a most Honest and gentle Person, but at the same time I myself also convinced that due to his past background of a bureaucrat he cannot take bold steps of such magnitude, particularly when reportedly several Politicians including few of His Cabinet Members are having money in Swiss Banking System, and if He show courage to take appropriate steps, in accordance with his honesty, then he will certainly loose his Position and Post, without any result in public interest. All facts relating to illegal money from corrupt politicians deposited in Swiss Banking System can be proved only when Swiss banking Privacy is removed particularly in respect of foreign depositors. 

          

Therefore, once again, I am requesting People of Switzerland through Your Excellencies that it is in the long-term interest of your country to realize about the gravity of international problem caused by Swiss Banking Privacy Laws. This realization is most essential because such privacy responsible for encouragement of corruption amongst High Level Politicians cannot run simultaneously with the new era of Globalisation. Either world community, under the serious impacts of Swiss Banking Privacy Law, should forgo Globalisation policy, otherwise today or tomorrow they will left no other choice but to consider sanction against Switzerland, since Swiss Banking Privacy Laws is a serious and danger threats to their governance and sovereignty. In this context I must refer my strong viewpoint that sovereignty of one country not ensure any right to damage sovereignty of other countries in the garb of own sovereignty.

 

If we take minimum figure of $400 Billions reportedly lying in Swiss Banking System, from India, even then this figure will be more than five times than India’s present Annual Budget of more or less $75 Billions. India’s such huge money lying in Swiss Banking System if transferred to India certainly it will enhance substantial economical standard of each Indian, and helpful to ensure good governance and to protect Human Rights of individual citizen like me. This means that by hiding illegal money, Swiss Banking System causing a serious and constant damage to developments and progress of India and Human Rights of Developments, Civil and Political Rights of Indian Citizen. Similarly other Developing or Under Developed countries are also equally sufferings, because of huge money deposited mainly in Swiss Banking System by the Corrupt Politicians, Bureaucrats, Organised Mafiadom, Terrorists, and unscrupulous Businessmen from those countries too.

 

In the light of my severe personal experiences and sufferings and constant reports as I have received, I hope that Your Excellencies, will consider my request with honest concerns, giving importance to the matter in the context of International requirement, to convince people of Switzerland to accept change in the Swiss Banking Privacy law. 

 

With Best Regards,

Yours truly,

(MILAP  CHORARIA) 

Convenor : Movement for Accountability to Public (MAP):

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MAP_INDIA            http://milapchoraria.tripod.com/msp

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Vote-On-Swiss-Banking-Privacy

http://www.OnlinePetition.com/Appeal/Petition.html

B-5/52, Sector-7, Rohini,  New Delhi-110 085 (INDIA)

Email: Milap_choraria@yahoo.com

Copies to:         

1.                   His Excellency President of India Shri APJ Kalam,

2.                   Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri Man Mohan Singh Ji;

3.                  Hon’ble Chief Justice of India, Shri R. C. Lahoti, through Registrar General of Supreme Court of India, by Registered Post;

4.                   Hon’ble Minister for Foreign Affairs Shri Natwar Singh Ji;

5.                   Smt. Sonia Gandhi, President of Congress Party and Chairperson of UPA; through self 

Email ID and also through Smt. Ambika Soni and Shri Anand Sharma,

6.                   Shri Lal Krishna Advani, Leader of Opposition in Loksabha;

7.                  Shri Jaswant Singh Ji, Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha.

8.                   Shri Prakash Karat, General Secretary, Communist Party of India (Marxist), by Registered Post; 

9.                   Home Secretary, Government of India; 

10.               The Commissioner of Police, Delhi;

11.               Chief Vigilance Commissioner, and other Two Commissioners, Central Vigilance Commission.

12.               Director, Central Bureau of Investigation.

13.               His Excellency Mr. Kofi A. Annan, Secretary-General of UNO through Director, Mr. Sarbuland Khan, Department for Economic and Social Affairs

14.               His Excellency President of European Union Mr. José Manuel Barroso

15.               The Spokesperson of The President of European Union Mr. José Manuel Barroso

16.               Secretariat-General European Union

17.               Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Union Joaquín Almunia

18.               Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, European Union Mr. Vladimír Špidla

19.               His Excellency Mr. Paul Wolfowitz, President of the World Bank,

20.              Board of Directors IMF, through IMF Centre,

21.              His Excellency Swiss Ambassador to India, through Registered Post, along with copy of my Book “Mysteries of Politics-Crime-Nexus” in a CD with request to forward it to His Excellency Hon’ble President of Switzerland; and

22.              His Excellency Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva, with copies of my aforesaid applications for according sanctions, upon which for about one year by the Hon’ble Chief Justice of India Mr. R. C. Lahoti, sitting without any further proceedings, causing severe infringement of my fundamental right of Justice. 

23.    Andi Gross MP Switzerland, with request to place my this representation to Swiss Parliament for its consideration so, Swiss Parliment can sent message to people to consider my Appeal.

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