Friday, November 13, 2009

The Pioneer >> Fanatics to the fore again

    • Balbir K Punj
    • The Union Home Minister has spoken at Deoband about the majority community’s duty to protect the minority community. No one can take exception to this call. But why did he fail to point out that this rule has not been followed where Muslims are in majority, as in the Kashmir Valley from where all Hindu Pandits have been driven out? The selective application of this principle of duty of the majority community to protect the minority community is the fundamental shortcoming of our ‘secularists’ and their organisations.

      It is this selective application of ‘secularism’ that is a greater threat to our national unity. This has emboldened sectarian leaders to push their communal agenda at the expense of nationalism. The Deoband meeting, for instance, has called upon the Muslim youth to emphasise their separate Muslim identity. And of all the people Mr Chidambaram should be aware as the Union Home Minister how ‘separate identities’ often turn into separatism.

Just what makes 'dreaded' Dawood so powerful - MSN India

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    • Dawood is Pak's No 1 spy

      A source from a local political party claims that a number of government undercover agents have switched their allegiances to him, and are now more loyal to him than the Pakistani government.

      According to sources, the reason Pakistan allows Dawood Ibrahim to reside in Pakistan and to continue his operations from there is because he is Pakistan's number one espionage agent, as his contacts in Mumbai and across India allows him to receive whatever information Pakistan wants. Allegedly, his network is so through; his men accompany Pakistani agents to the airports and scan passengers, identifying RAW agents. He is said to be in constant touch with his associates and is able to garner information at will for his Pakistani hosts.

      With such resources at his finger tips, and the ability to manipulate and control a government, it is easy so see why he is considered to be amongst the most powerful and feared men in the world.

मोदी पर चार्जशीट बनाने में जुटा संघ - Desh -

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    • प्रदीप सौरभ
    • भाजपा के राष्ट्रीय अध्यक्ष पद के लिए अब आडवाणी कैंप ने हिन्दू हृदय सम्राट नरेन्द्र मोदी का नाम आगे बढ़ाया है। मोदी के नाम को इस पद के लिए बढ़ाने के पीछे इस कैंप की मजबूरी यह है कि संघ परिवार ने ‘दिल्ली फोर’ अरुण जेतली, सुषमा स्वराज, वेंकैया नायडू और अनंत कुमार के नामों को स्वीकारने से मना कर दिया है।

      सूत्रों ने बताया कि इस बाबत मोदी और आडवाणी की बातचीत हुई है और वह गुजरात छोड़ कर दिल्ली आने के लिए इस शर्त तैयार है कि उन्हें काम करने के लिए फ्री हैंड दिया जाएगा।

    • भाजपा के राष्ट्रीय अध्यक्ष पद के लिए अब आडवाणी कैंप ने हिन्दू हृदय सम्राट नरेन्द्र मोदी का नाम आगे बढ़ाया है।
    • नरेन्द्र मोदी का नाम सामने आते ही पार्टी में उनके विरोधी भी सक्रिय हो गए हैं। ऐसे लोगों का मानना है कि मोदी के अध्यक्ष बनते ही मुस्लिम वोटों की चाह में लंबे समय से भाजपा से पल्ला झाड़ने की सोच रहे नीतीश कुमार को गठबंधन तोड़ने का मौका मिल जाएगा।

राम के स्वागत में पलक-पावड़े बिछाए

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    • अयोध्या, जागरण संवाददाता
    • यह आस्था और परंपरा के प्रति अनुराग की मिसाल थी। त्रेता युग के राम बारात की स्मृति ताजा करने के लिए कारसेवकपुरम डेढ दर्जन वाहनों पर सवार होकर साधु-संत और अन्य बाराती बृहस्पतिवार प्रात: जनकपुर के लिए रवाना हुए।
    • इस अलौकिक और भव्य बारात के बृहस्पतिवार शाम आजमगढ में पहुंचने के पहले ही लोग भंवरनाथ पर स्वागत के लिए इकट्ठा थे। यही नहीं जिले के जिन-जिन बाजारों से होकर भगवान की बारात गुजरी वहां बडी संख्या में श्रद्धालुओं ने एकत्र होकर उसके स्वागत में पलक-पांवडे बिछा दिए।
    • भगवान राम के त्रेतायुगीन अलौकिक विवाह प्रसंग को लेकर एकादशी (बृहस्पतिवार) पर यहां से निकली राम बारात कुछ मायनों में अनूठी रही। बारातियों की संख्या और उसकी सज-धज में कलयुग का प्रभाव भले ही हो लेकिन नाश्ते व भोजन के मीनू की पुरानी परंपरा सलामत रही। मीनू में कच्ची रसोई, फलाहार व दूध को खास महत्व दिया गया है। भोजन में लाल मिर्च, लहसुन व प्याज से परहेज रखा गया है तो बर्तनों की जगह दोना, पत्तल व कुल्हड के प्रयोग का सुझाव दिया गया है। | Dalai Lama Issue 'China's Proxy Aggression Against India': VHP

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    • The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) today described China's opposition to Dalai Lama's tour of Arunachal Pradesh as "proxy aggression against India" and asked the Centre to put pressure on Beijing for Tibet's independence.

      "China's opposition to Dalai Lama's visit to Arunachal Pradesh is yet another instance of its proxy aggression against India. Already, it has been trying to destabilise us by providing arms and ammunition to Maoists", VHP international president Ashok Singhal said in a statement here.

      "The then Defence Minister George Fernandes was right in calling China our enemy number one nearly a decade ago", he said.
    • "The Government of India must take up the issue of Tibetan autonomy with the Communist government in China and must not hesitate from taking up arms against Chinese aggression if the situation so demands", he said.

      "Besides, steps must be taken to curb the entry of cheap Chinese goods which is harming the Indian economy. We appeal to the people of the country to refrain from using items manufactured in that country", he added.

Right Angle: A shift in position (November 13, 2009)

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    • In the past, the RSS was very wary of involvement in the political arena, seeing it as a corrupting influence and a diversion from the organization’s priority of injecting nationalism into civil society. RSS old-timers were fond of comparing the role of politics in society to the toilet in a household: a necessity but hardly something to be showcased. Today, these inhibitions have been set aside and there now appears to be a marked enthusiasm among full-timers to be deputed to the BJP. Compared to the other ‘fraternal’ organizations of the RSS, such as the Vanvasi Kalyan Kendra, Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, there is glamour and self-importance attached to rubbing shoulders with the political class. Predictably, some of the lifestyle distortions that come with exercising authority and hobnobbing with political power are evident among the full-timers. The joke in political circles is that the RSS full-timer is extremely malleable and is easily won over by modest ‘gifts’ that range from mobile phones, stitched kurta-pyjamas, air conditioners and a good, home cooked, vegetarian meal — a case, as one ‘fixer’ called it, of “low investments and high returns”.
    • There is a huge gulf that separates the RSS’s priorities and the BJP’s perception of politics — though there are moments of convergence. The world view of the RSS leadership is shaped primarily by interactions with its own full-timers and lay swayamsevaks. It’s a relationship shaped by two factors: unflinching faith in the sangh’s role as the vanguard of Hindu resurgence and timeless certitudes. A remarkable degree of group solidarity— including a very distinctive use of language — has contributed to a ‘groupthink’ and discouraged scepticism and inquiry in the sangh. The RSS has nurtured an enviable degree of loyalty and dedication among its followers but its efficacy has been tempered by an inability to engage with ‘non-believers’. From being an instrument of Hindu re-awakening, it has become a variant of the Freemasons, a self-aggrandizing brotherhood.
    • Bhagwat has got his diagnosis wrong. It’s not the BJP that needs either chemotherapy or surgery; plain detoxification will be sufficient. It’s the RSS that needs to discover the India of the 21st century.