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Representation 18-05-05
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1.         His Excellency President of the Swiss Confederation Mr. Samuel Schmid,

samuel.schmid@gs-vbs.admin.ch

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

webmaster@gs-uvek.admin.ch

3.         Hon’ble Mr. Joseph Deiss

Head of the Swiss Federal Department of Economic Affairs

joseph.deiss@gs-evd.admin.ch

4.         Secretariat-General FDF

Swiss Federal Department of Finance: info@gs-efd.admin.ch, generalsekretaer@eda.admin.ch, info@eda.admin.ch

5.         Ms. Micheline Calmy-Rey

Head Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (Through Message Box)

6.         Swiss Political Affairs Division II - Asia / Pacific

PA2-Asien-Ozeanien@eda.admin.ch

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

PA5-Finanz-Wirt@eda.admin.ch

8.         Swiss UN - Coordination

uno@eda.admin.ch

9.         Swiss Federal Banking Commission

info@ebk.admin.ch

 

Respected Sirs/Madams,

 

This has with reference to my earlier communication to His Excellency President of Swiss Confederation through Swiss Ambassador to India, demanding thereby to withdraw wrong part of its Official Policy: “Switzerland does not intend to participate in a system that calls for an automatic exchange of information”, particularly with respect to the money illegally remitted by Corrupt Politicians, Bureaucrats and unscrupulous businessmen, from India to Swiss Financial Sector major part of which now a days used in Worldwide Asset Management on behalf of their customers, prevailing against declared Swiss Policy: (a) Switzerland launched a number of initiatives aimed at enhancing the effectiveness of the international fight against money laundering, financing of terrorism and corruption”; (b) “Switzerland has absolutely no interest whatsoever in allowing its territory to be used for such activities”, (c) “its negative impacts on the progress of numerous developing countries or nations in transition”, and (d) “Switzerland's banking secrecy does not protect terrorists, nor does it protect criminal organizations or criminal activities of any nature whatsoever”, with a “NOTICE” that if my demands are not accepted within 30 days expiring on 9th June 2005, fixing a date, I will sit for “INDEFINITE FAST” outside Swiss Embassy at New Delhi (India).  

 

After more studying the information received from Swiss Ambassador to India, and some other reports, few more facts are necessary to point out in furtherance to my earlier communication and to fix the date of Indefinite Fast.

  

This is ample clear from the various documents that the Federal Swiss Government fully understands the contradictions exists in its policy, but retaining them, to protect its own Financial Centre, which was originally developed through long time Banking Secrecy allowing remittance from several countries including India without examining whether or not the money remitted is belongs to the Terrorists, Corrupt Politicians and Bureaucrats as well as unscrupulous businessmen, and in spite of its international commitments, not changing its laws up to the desired levels and in appropriate manner, declaring contradictory Policy declarations.

 

A large crunch of the unclaimed Assets worth thousands of CHF billions, not belongs to Swiss Citizens, but belongs to citizen from various countries including India, lying with Swiss Financial Sector. In this respect Banks may have not aware the names of the then Customers, but very well aware the name of the countries from such customers remitted their money. Therefore, Switzerland really has absolutely no interest whatsoever in allowing its territory to be used for such activities, and Switzerland's banking secrecy really does not protect terrorists, nor does it protect criminal organizations or criminal activities of any nature whatsoever, in such a case there is no reasons to hide the name of the particular countries with volume of the amounts, relating to unclaimed assets originally were remitted. This is strong belief that major part of such unclaimed assets lying in Swiss Banks is belongs to India.          

 

Earlier Swiss Banks permitted to Customers to deposit cash money, without disclosing their names, but in course of time under developments of globalisation in all respect Swiss Financial Sector started financial Asset Management in abroad. According to reported figures, the Swiss financial sector manages roughly a third of all worldwide financial assets invested abroad. Assets in customer accounts managed by Swiss banks as of end of 2001 amounted to CHF 3 320 billion, in 2002 CHF 2 870 billion, which does not relates to the figures of unclaimed assets. It is strongly belief in India that major part of such amounts belongs to foreigners particularly from India who remitted their money through illegal routes, or in violation of the prevailing law to deposit in Swiss Financial Sector. A single CHF deposited by a single Indian does not deposited through legal route, as till date such investment is not permitted by India. Therefore, Swiss claims of "anonymous accounts" do not exist in Switzerland” is not corroborating with truth, nor it justified that “Switzerland does not intend to participate in a system that calls for an automatic exchange of information”, unless Switzerland has absolute interest in allowing its territory to be used further for such activities, to protect its own Economy at the high cost of economy of developing countries like India.   

 

Suppose one Politician or Bureaucrat from India collected money through criminal means or corrupt practices, which he remitted to Swiss Finance Sector to invest in Asset Management invested abroad i.e. in third countries, and still manages not to exposes. In such case according to declared Swiss Law such account of such corrupt politician cannot be declared or considered as "anonymous account" while under the Indian Law such remittance is further crime in furtherance to crime already committed in collection of such illegal money. Therefore, the present stand that “Switzerland does not intend to participate in a system that calls for an automatic exchange of information” not justified at all and is prevailing only with objects to protect its Financial Sector, against its such declared Policy. Whenever, any Indian Remits any money to abroad such remittance can be made against pre-permission from appropriate authority. Therefore, any remittance to Swiss Financial Sector without knowledge and permissions from Indian Authority and deposited in any account of Swiss Financial Sector, is bound to be categorised as "anonymous account", and respective customer is not entitled to be protected under Privacy Laws, while under the present Swiss Policy such account cannot be declared as "anonymous account".     

 

Therefore, under the circumstances, after changing my schedule, Hereby I humbly submit that if Swiss Government, in principle, on or before 30th June 2005 not agree to discloses the Amount with the names of the Countries in respect of “Unclaimed Assets” and further not agree to disclose before the Indian Authorities about all accounts having opened with Swiss Financial Sector/Banks since 1948 with the names (wherever names available with the Banks) and other details and to change its laws accordingly, then on or from 1st July 2005, I will sit for “INDEFINITE FAST” outside Swiss Embassy at New Delhi (India). In this context I would like to inform you in advance that I am a Jain and under the Jainism during the Fast Period, nothing is eaten except drinking water, but the object of my Fast not correlates with the object of the Jain Fasts, and during my FAST till I would not die, want to be a active person, as such during my Indefinite Fast I will take honey and lemon, besides Boiled water, and I will arrange blood test etc. from my own Doctors. At the same time hereby I requesting Your Excellencies to direct Swiss Embassy in India to arrange watching me all the time and appoint its own Doctors for required tests to see that my Fast is Genuine.

All my communications to Swiss Authority are posted:

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With Best Regards,

Yours truly,

(MILAP  CHORARIA) 

Convenor : Movement for Accountability to Public (MAP):

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Columnist : For Several DAILY Newspapers in India

Life Member of India Chapter of Transparency International and associated with several other organisations

Author: “A MODEL OF NEW CONSTITUTION FOR INDIA”

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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 Minister for Foreign Affairs Shri Natwar Singh Ji;

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

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

Copies to:          1.         Home Secretary, Government of India; 

2.         The Commissioner of Police, Delhi;

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

                        4.         Director, Central Bureau of Investigation.

Copy to His Excellency Mr. Kofi A. Annan, Secretary-General of United Nations Organisations.

Copy to His Excellency Swiss Ambassador to India  

 

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