ধর্ম-অধর্ম – সম্পাদকীয় – আনন্দবাজার পত্রিকা (১৯.০৩.২০১৩)

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  1. Madhusudan Mahato 20 March 2013 at 2:51 PM #

    Good post.

  2. Anupam 20 March 2013 at 8:07 PM #

    Nice post

  3. asok kumar das 22 March 2013 at 12:18 PM #

    Everyone knows that amount of money spent for paying dirty bribe to dishonest clerks, ministers or to honorable political leaders etc.is immoral and illegal. But people, afraid of gods do not know that the amount spent for paying holy bribe in the name of donation, pronami etc. is equally immoral, if not illegal. In both the occasions an individual pay bribe for achieving personal undue favor from corrupt human or the corrupt gods as the case may be, or with a view to avoid due punishment for personal misdeeds or individual sins. As all personal expenditure like for food, cloth, houses etc cannot be claimed as expenditure on business, so expenditure like bribing or flattering gods for personal gain or consumption cannot be claimed like that while computing income tax. It is a great news, a revolutionary event that the Government now admits the fact and acted accordingly. I am also happy to know that the government declared Hinduism not a religion at all.
    The decision of the Government primarily appears to have been made following strict mandate of the law of the land. I remember almost similar event happened before more than a decade ago, when I, on behalf of the Government declared ALL and All astrologers fraudulent law-breakers and their unholy profession does not deserve Government recognition and acceptance of civil society. In this occasion too the I.T. officer, on behalf of the Government declares holy bribe is not a legal and honourable expenditure fit for exemption from income tax.
    But I fail to appreciate the reason for not granting such I.T. relief as argued by the government. It is found that the executive authority refused to allow the I.T. relief on the ground that donating numerous gods is not religious or spiritual activity. This transpires that the authority would allow the relief if such donation were made for religious or spiritual purpose.
    The question now arises that on what circumstances I.T. relief should legally be allowed? I think the lawmakers intends to allow such relief on donation to different relief fund etc. aiming public welfare, and not for any private expenditure for personal gain. Donation to the gods is made not for public purpose. It is a consideration in a transaction between a god and his customer made with the purpose of gaining personal fortune. No people other than the donor and his agents are benefited by such transaction. So it is the fact that, donation to gods is not made in the interest of public and as such claim of I.T. relief should not be granted even if the donation may be an act of ‘religious or spiritual’ purpose. Why should the government and the common people loose for the personal gain of others? Here the god and his agents in the earth – the purhits and babajiees and matajees.
    Here again, the government observes, while rejecting the claim of I.T. relief , that religious activity cause great harm to the humanity( resulting religious killings, holy riots, crusades, jeehads, animal sacrifice, witch hunting, terrorism and such many other inhuman events.) Then why should the tax benefits be allowed to the customers of gods and their agents who are responsible for anti human activity? Public money should be spent for public interest, for public purpose and not for the gain of any individual or a group of individuals. Should be spent for public welfare and not for PUBLIC KILLINGS. So the I.T. Department should also reject the claim of relief for any donation even to religious or spiritual organisation too.
    It would rather be rational to grant I.T. relief on donation made to different non religious pro human organisations who are working for eradicating religious crimes and such other anti social activities.
    LET US DEMAND I.T. RELIEF ON DONATION TO HUMANISTIC ORGANISATIONS LIKE SRAI IN PLACE OF ANTI PEOPLE RELIGIOUS ORGANISATIONS.
    Asokdas Charbak
    asokdas.godless@gmail..com


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