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हिंदुस्तान में नक्सलवाद व नेपाल में माओवाद के प्रसार को लेकर विश्व हिंदू परिषद (विहिप) की ओर से वीरवार को यहां की एक प्रेस कांफ्रेंस में विश्व हिंदू महासंघ नेपाल के महासचिव बलदेव राज भीमीरे विशेष तौर पर शामिल होने पहुंचे। उनके साथ कृष्णानंद शास्त्री तथा भाई भगतू भी शामिल हुए। माओवाद व नक्सलवाद पर भीमीरे ने कहा कि माओवादी नेपाल तथा नक्सलवादी भारत को तोड़ने के लिए इस समय एक बहुत बड़ा षड़यंत्र तैयार कर रहे हैं।
बकौल भीमीरे इसके पीछे विदेशी कंपनियों के साथ ईसाई मिशनरियां भी लगी हुई हैं। नेपाल में माओवाद के पांव पसारने के बाद वहां के हिंदू निशाना बन रहे हैं। मंदिरों में पुजारियों से मारपीट करने के अलावा महिलाओं से बदसलूकी बढ़ी है, लेकिन भारत सरकार धर्मनिरपेक्षता अपनाए बैठी है। इससे समस्या गहराती जा रही है।
कृष्णनंद शास्त्री ने कहा कि विदेशी कंपनियों ने देश में समलैंगिकता का बीज बोने के बाद दो तीन शादियों का प्रचलन बढ़ाकर युवाओं के चरित्र पर हमला किया है, ताकि राष्ट्र कमजोर हो सके। भारत व नेपाल के संबंध माओवादी तोड़ना चाहते हैं। इस देश में आए 14 लाख नेपालियों में कुछ माओ समर्थक भी होंगे, जिन्हें खोजना जरूरी है।
Ombale, who was courage personified as he grappled unarmed with the AK-47-wielding Kasab at Girgaum Chowpatty, made the supreme sacrifice in the line of duty but not before he had ensured the capture of at least one of the ten Pakistani terrorists who were on their diabolic mission.
Three days before the anti-terror court pronounces its verdict, 23-year-old Vaishali Ombale, daughter of the slain policeman, told PTI that her family will never forgive Kasab, who altered their lives forever.
"These honours do not delight us. I, my family and people of India want Kasab hanged. This is what matters to us," she said looking at the Ashok Chakra, the highest peacetime gallantry award given posthumously to her father for his exemplary valour.
Vaishali, presently pursuing Masters of Education, said unlike Afzal Guru's case, she hoped the government would not delay Kasab's execution of punishment if he is held guilty.
"I feel if my father had a modern weapon to fight against Kasab, he would have been alive now. I don't want other policemen to meet a similar fate," she added.
Hindu Aikyavedi district committee demanded immediate suspension of the Muslim Income Tax officer conducted a raid on the Venpalavattom Sreebhagavathy temple.
No IT officials will dare to raid the Minority religious places which stash black money and foreign funds for Anti National and Conversion activities, But these officers who are acting on behest of their Masters in power will raid Temples managed by devotees.
संसार के सबसे विभीत्स राजनेतिक चेहरे को कोई देखना चाहता है वो हिन्दुस्तान के गरीब लोगो की छाती पर मुंग दलते इन विद्रुपियो का चेहरा देख लो. कल जैसी नौटंकी वाम दलों और इन लल्लुओ, मुलायम , मायावती ने की है उससे येही बात साबित होती है की हिन्दुस्तान की संसद में भडवे और दलालों की सत्ता है. और हम हिन्दुस्तानियो को कुलबुलाने की भी आजादी नहीं है. में खुद दिल से कहेता हूँ की महंगाई इस कद्र हावी है की जीवित रहेने के मुकाबले मरना आसान होगया.
कोई बात नहीं हिंदुस्तान की सरजमी पर अवश्य कोई बहुत बड़ा पाप हमारे पुरखो से हुआ होगा जिसकी सजा उनकी यह संतान भुगत रही है और न जाने सिंह इस किंग के राज में कब तक भुगतती रहेगी. परन्तु याद रखना यह चीख और चीत्कार गरीब की इस वातावरण में जब तक गूंजती रहेगी तब तक तुम्हारे कानो के परदे न फट जाये और इनके भूख से विकृत हुए चेहरे देख कर तुम्हारी जबान न बहार आ जाये.
लल्लू जी , मुलायम जी, मायावती जी आप तो इटली से नहीं आएय न तुम्हारे बाप दाद राईस थे फिर क्यों तुम लोगो को भी गरीब की चीख नहीं सुनाई दे रही या तुमने भी अपने कानो में पिज्जा के टुकड़े ठूस रखे है और मुह में पास्ता.
The Indian Navy, Coast Guard and the Union Home Ministry are worried about a spurt in the influx of foreigners, particularly Bangladeshis, into the Andaman and Nicobar group of islands in the past five years. Officials of these agencies say the easy issue of identification papers such as ration cards, voter ID cards and residence certificates by littoral states on India’s east coast is aiding this influx.
वामपंथियों के “बौद्धिक पाखण्ड” का एक और उदाहरण देखते जाईये – केरल के अलप्पुझा जिले की माकपा केन्द्रीय समिति ने स्थानीय नेता के राघवन के खिलाफ़ अनुशासनहीनता की कार्रवाई की है, क्योंकि उन्होंने अपने पुत्र की “विद्यारम्भम” नामक धार्मिक क्रिया करवाई (बच्चे की औपचारिक शिक्षा प्रारम्भ किये जाने पर यह धार्मिक क्रिया की जाती है)। अलप्पुझा के माकपा प्रमुख थॉमस इसाक के अनुसार, राघवन ने हिन्दू धार्मिक क्रियाकलाप करके एक बड़ा अपराध किया है। इसी महान बौद्धिक पार्टी ने कन्नूर जिले में एक माकपा कार्यकर्ता को पार्टी से निकाल दिया था क्योंकि उसने गृहप्रवेश के दौरान गणेश पूजा कर ली थी। ये बात और है कि पार्टी के ही एक नेता टीके हम्ज़ा द्वारा हज यात्रा किये जाने पर, तथा पिनरई विजयन द्वारा खुलेआम मुरिन्गूर चर्च के “चंगाई” कार्यक्रमों की तारीफ़ के मामले में माकपा ने चुप्पी साध रखी है।
अर्थात साम्प्रदायिकता का मतलब सिर्फ़ और सिर्फ़ हिन्दुत्व होता है, और “धर्म अफ़ीम है” का जो नारा बुलन्द किया जाता है वह सिर्फ़ हिन्दू धर्म के लिये होता है…। एक बात जरूर है कि पैसे और ज़मीन पर कब्जे के लिये उन्हें हिन्दू मठ-मन्दिर ही याद आते हैं, शायद इसीलिये आजीवन ये लोग केरल और बंगाल से बाहर नहीं निकल पाये और अब जल्दी ही ममता बैनर्जी द्वारा बंगाल की खाड़ी में फ़ेंक दिये जायेंगे।
A team of scientists and doctors are studying the bizarre case of a man in India who says he has survived without food or water for the last 70 years.
Prahlad Jani, 82, also known as Mataji, is being examined in a hospital in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. He claims that special powers from Hindu goddess Amba have allowed him to shun food and water since the age of eight.
A spokesperson for the Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences says that Mataji may help with working out strategies to combat water and food shortages during natural disasters.
He added that soldiers may also benefit from the study if they face situations, "when they are left in the deserts or in forest or in high altitude areas."
Mataji has not taken on any liquid or food since entering the hospital. But Sudhir Shah, a Neurophysician from Sterling University says this is unremarkable: "A person can live without food and water for three, four, seven to twelve days."
There are unusual aspects to Mataji's case. Since being placed under observation he has not passed urine, which Mr. Shah describes as a "unique phenomena." Investigations into Mataji will last for a total of 20 days.
More than half a million strong, Hindu devotees gather from all over the state of Tamil Nadu to celebrate the full moon in the Tamil month of Chitrai, walking barefoot at night around the holy mountain Arunachala. Tiruvannamalai, India. 28-04-2010.
But absolutely no one, it was evident, wanted to be left out in this self-promotional blitzkrieg. Between Rs4 crore and Rs8 crore was spent by godmen, babas, sadhus and kathakars (religious storytellers) on hoardings in Haridwar in the last four months, according to Rishi Sachdeva, owner of the Galaxy Advertising Agency, which won the Kumbh’s advertising contract this year.
Advertising spree: Hoardings with various messages clustered together at Chandi Ghat in Haridwar. Rishi Ballabh/HT
Estimates vary, but most observers agree that, in 1998, during the last Kumbh Mela, there were no more than 350 billboards hawking religion to visitors. Even those were mostly advertisements for organizations, not personal promotions of babas, explained Sachdeva. “This trend of godmen setting up personal hoardings began with this Kumbh,” he said. “We have to watch what they do next.”
As more and more godmen diversify into religion-related businesses—selling food, Ayurvedic medicines, pooja products or doctrinal lectures—their organizations have come to resemble small, self-governed corporations.
In the past, religious leaders, scholars, sadhus, saints, yogis and babas from all over the country did their best to attend the Kumbh, using the gathering as an opportunity to address the issues of the Hindu community.
A Muslim donor has donated Rs 1 crore for making of golden crown for Shri Sahajanand Swami’s murti in Gujarat’s Kutch.
Dubai based Kutchi-Gujarati businessman Noor Mohammadbhai Nazmuddinbhai Bohra offers five time namaz and but believes that a religion never bounds a person in limits. Shri Noor Mohammadbhai has donated Rs 1 crore from his diamond, gems and precious stone business income for golden crown of Shri Sahajanand Swami’s murti.
Shri Noor Mohammadbhai will come to Gujarat in person and will offer a golden crown to Murti of Sahajand Swami in May 2010.
An Earthquake on 26 January 2001 shattered most parts of the city of Bhuj (Kutch District), including the original Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Bhuj built by Swaminarayan in 1824. To replace this, the new temple is being built of only marble and gold. The throne for the idol of Swaminarayan, the temple domes and doors will be of gold whiles the pillars and ceilings will be made of marble.
The new temple is being built at a cost of 1 billion Indian rupees (100 crore) on 5 acres of land. Made in marbe, intricate carvings adorn the pillars and ceiling of the most expensive temple to be built in the Indian state of Gujarat recently.
A 3D film, the first of its kind on the life and teachings of Swaminarayan titled ‘Sahajanand’ will be screened as part of the opening celebrations of the temple. Shot by S3D cameras, it is claimed to be the first of its kind in India.
The Christian Church has the longest continuous history of governance, with a tremendous track record of protecting its interests under all circumstances. Its history of corporate governance is not only remarkable amongst religions but also when compared to commercial multinational corporations. Most people are unaware that it was the Church that first invented many of the corporate management procedures, norms and laws in use today by multinational corporations.
The Church has learned a great deal through trial and error and has thus become robust. The proof lies in its ability to survive even after hundreds of scandals in its history. Its latest scandals involve many thousands of minor children who were sexually abused by hundreds of priests in dozens of scattered locations across the world. This went on for a period of many decades and was systematically covered up by its leadership at the highest levels. Yet the resilience of the Church in protecting itself is amazing.
The closest Hindu body to the World Council of Churches is the Hindu Dharma Acharya Sabha, and it was disinterested in playing such a role. The role is critical it felt, but HDAS was not in a position to perform it.
In the absence of competent leadership that can build teamwork, Hinduism faces a bleak future in a world filled with civilization clashes.
The BJP unit of Andhra Pradesh today alleged that over one lakh Pakistani and Bangladeshi nationals, who were staying illegally in the state, were trying to enrol themselves as Indian citizens during the on-going Census drive.
Speaking to reporters here, party spokesperson N V S Prabhakar demanded appointment of an IAS officer to supervise the Census exercise and ensure that no foreigners could enlist as Indian citizens, particularly in the old city areas.
Ram Mandir issue rears its head once again, albeit with a high dose of drama. Saffron forces set for a relaunch are eager to hit the road after Congressmen, currently on the roll, park their chariots. However, the parivar has opted for a brand new avatar, that of penitent and polite Munnabhai, to force a change of heart in rivals including MPs and MLAs over long-pending `mandir nirman' in Ayodhya.
Come August 16, volunteers of Hanumat Shakti Jagran Yatra -- a campaign planned by VHP's Akhil Bharatiya Karyakarta Sammelan at Haridwar early this month, will walk upto MPs and MLAs and request a rethink over the mandir issue. "The combined power of prayer and persuation cannot be undermined and results,'' says central secretary of VHP Purushottam Narain Singh, "could be truly dramatic.''
"We have instances in past where career politicians like Narasimha Rao abandoned party line to fulfil a commitment dictated by conscience. Moreover, if Parliament could pass legislation for taking over the control of Somnath temple, why can't it clears construction of Ram temple in the Ram Nagri,'' he asked.
If the tactic fails, next plan of action entails invoking divine intervention. The Yatra will organise Hanuman Chalisa recital at every khand and shakha. The number of recitals will vary from 11 to 101 depending upon the intensity of the response, a senior prachark told TOI. The recital, he said, would prove to be a major draw and have high degree of public participation. Ninety percent of Hindu adults can recite Hanuman Chalisa and unlike others the recital will last a few minutes, so it will be a sure hit, he said.
A new Hindi film Bal Hanuman2, a sequel to its original, has walked into the history books for being India’s first ever 3D Digital animation feature film. Produced and directed by Pankaj Sharma, the film’s target audience is understandably kids and youngsters. It narrates the adventurous child hood antics of Lord Hanuman and shows him as the protector of goodness as he fights all evils.
The real question left unanswered is why Pakistan is making more nukes than it needs, and for what purpose. An insidious picture emerges from analyzing Pakistan’s theological focus and the likely funding source(s) behind its nuclear armament program.
In a recent FrontpageMagazine piece titled “Is Wilders Wrong About Islam?” I explained how jihad (holy war) waged on unbelievers forms the dominant thrust of the Koran and Muhammad’s biography. This theological basis continues to inspire modern constructs of jihad. Pakistan’s broad-based commitment to jihad is reflected in the contents of its school syllabus. The motto of the Pakistani army is “faith, piety and jihad in the path of Allah.” In the 1980s Brigadier S.K. Malik of the Pakistani army produced an authoritative military manual on jihad called The Quranic Concept of War. It is a required reading of Pakistan’s military officers.
Malik writes: “the Holy Prophet’s operations …are an integral and inseparable part of the divine message revealed to us in the Holy Quran… The war he planned and carried out was total to the infinite degree. It was waged on all fronts: internal and external, political and diplomatic, spiritual and psychological, economic and military… The Quranic military strategy thus enjoins us to prepare ourselves for war to the utmost in order to strike terror into the heart of the enemy, known or hidden…Terror struck into the hearts of the enemy is not only a means; it is the end in itself.”
In other words, Pakistan has become a modern Third Reich, armed to the teeth with nuclear weapons and sophisticated delivery systems.
The main nation widely thought to be behind the bankrolling of Pakistan’s nuclear buildup is Saudi Arabia, from where most hijackers who carried out the 9/11 attacks originated. Thanks to this symbiotic relationship, Saudi Arabia may already have nukes. As well, the fellow Sunni sheikdoms of the Middle East feel threatened that a nuclear Shiite Iran may get access to the cash-starved and ideologically inclined Pakistan’s plutonium-based nukes. All of this points to a higher risk of nuclear terrorism involving the nukes.
Pakistan’s nuclear bombs are “the property of a whole ummah [worldwide Muslim community],”
Trend lines on nuclear know-how of jihadist sponsors and that of global jihad suggest that the following worst case scenario can no longer be ignored: Nuclear strikes on the continental United States within the next decade.
It’s been almost a month since Andhra Pradesh government moved to clear the city of all religious flags and buntings that were at the root of the recent communal riots which hit the state capital.
"Placing those flags was unnecessary and an act of disrespect towards the religion. It is for the first time in Hyderabad that thousands of green flags were found tied all around the streets. It is an insult because the flags had photographs of Mecca and Madina and when the they fell on the street, people walked over them.
"Even if they were tied for the festival, they should have been removed after the celebrations. It was not done and this encouraged the other community to put up saffron flags ahead of Ram Navami. The saffron flags were put up after removing the green flags and that is when the competition started," says a religious leader, Hamid Mohammed Khan.
The presence of flags has slowly become an indicator as to who 'controls' a particular lane or area and this is causing tension between the two communities. After police and religious leaders intervened, the flags tied on government buildings were taken off, but they remain in other places.
Lateef Mohammed Khan, Secretary of Civil Liberties Monitoring Committee, says since the Muslims insisted that the flags put up for Eid Milad-un-Nabi will remain there till the next festival, the Hindu groups retaliated by wanting to keep their flags till Hanuman Jayanti. "Since then this is going on and all the main roads, streets and lanes are covered with flags," he says.
"None of the local people or even the businessmen has the kind of money spent on flags. Elements on both sides probably received enormous funds from those who wanted to start this trouble. The Muslims even organised biryani dawats on the main roads and it was free for all. Where did the money come from?" a source asks.
The areas which witnessed riots and where the flag contest is still going on have a strong presence of the MIM, Hindu Vahini and the RSS. Though the overall population of Hindus is 30 per cent and Muslims 70 per cent in the old city areas, there are many pockets where the population is in balance.
An eve-teasing incident resulted into communal riots and arsoning in Shivaji market under Rakabganj police station in Agra district on Sunday afternoon. Police and PAC jawans were deployed in the area to control the irate mob.The mob pelted stones on top brass of police, who had come to supervise the police exercise.
Reports said a few rowdy youths from Muslim community of Mantola village passed lewd remarks on a Hindu girl , residing at Chakkipala village, two days back
Trouble started following a demand by a group of Jihadis to close shops in Shivaji Market as a protest over police action against a Jihadi youths for eve-teasing.
The protesters turned violent and torched shops, sparking clashes. Soon after the clashes, shops and hotels in markets close to Shivaji Market downed shutters in the Taj city.
The United Force for Peace & Harmony has condemned the delegation’s derogatory comments about the alleged ‘persecution’ of Muslims in Gujarat under Modi. “Such remarks would widen the rift among communities in Gujarat,” said Parsoli Corporation chairman and managing director Jafar Sareshwala.
He, along with some other prominent Muslims, has formed the United Force for Peace & Harmony.
Parsoli Corporation is known among the Muslim community for running a share-broking entity that deals with what he calls ‘Shariat-compliant’ business houses. Sareshwala’s family had suffered huge losses during the 2002 post-Godhra riots but he virtually rose from the ashes to rebuild his business empire, which provides devout Muslims with options to invest in
‘Shariat-compliant’ shares, broadly meaning companies that do not deal with activities and products forbidden in the Shariat.
In a memorandum sent to the German Ambassador in India, the organisation said Gujarat has the second highest per capita madrasas, indicative of the religious freedom the Muslims.
“We have full faith in our democratic institutions and judiciary, which are enough to solve them,” according to a statement by the United Force for Peace & Harmony. It clarified that Muslims of Gujarat do not require any outside (read German) intervention.
बीते पखवाड़े अली शाह गिलानी ने “कांग्रेस की कृपा से अब तक जीवित”, तिहाड़ जेल में बन्द संसद पर हमले के देशद्रोही अफ़ज़ल गुरु से “व्यक्तिगत मुलाकात” की। वजह पूछे जाने पर गिलानी ने बताया कि अफ़ज़ल गुरु से वह इसलिये मिले, क्योंकि उन्हें लगता है कि गुरु निर्दोष है… (यानी भारत की सुप्रीम कोर्ट बेवकूफ़ है)। सारे कश्मीरी मुसलमान निर्दोष और मासूम ही होते हैं, यह गिलानी का पक्का विश्वास है, क्योंकि दिल्ली के लाजपतनगर में हुए बम विस्फ़ोटों के लिये दोषी पाये गये कश्मीरी युवकों को “नैतिक समर्थन”(?) देने के लिये उन्होंने तड़ से घाटी में एक और आम हड़ताल भी करवा ली।
गिलानी पिछले कुछ हफ़्ते दिल्ली में “विशिष्ट मेहमान” की तरह दिल्ली में ठहरे (यहाँ रुकने-खाने-पीने का खर्च किसने उठाया, मुझे पता नहीं)। यहाँ गिलानी ने एक तमिल कॉन्फ़्रेंस(?) को संबोधित किया (गिलानी का तमिल कॉन्फ़्रेंस से क्या लेना-देना है, कोई मुझे समझायेगा?), तथा अफ़ज़ल गुरु के बाद तिहाड़ जेल में बन्द अन्य कश्मीरी “गुमराह” युवकों से भेंट की।
The events related to partition are made to fade out of the public memory. As partition and the price of partition extracted from the Hindus fades out of the collective memory, Hindus become more and more vulnerable to repetition of such attacks which is political, social and economic in nature. A community is deprived of its history to rob it from its collective identity and any sense of unity. Such a process is aimed at ideologically disarming the community in face of mounting challenges and attacks.
In the light of the past experiences and current challenges Hindus need to strategize themselves in the wider civilizational context. 14 August may be chosen as the day representing one of the most recent tragedies which make us to see the necessity of keeping its memories alive. Lacs of lives were sacrificed, many times that number were uprooted, raped and looted. We need to remember the day lest such events are not repeated in future. Let's join to mark the day by contributing to build a vigilant society which never allows such tragedies to recur.
The poor Hindu tribal women are regularly sexually exploited and raped by Muslim goons all over West Bengal. But in recent months the matter has become so worse in the Mohammadbazar area in Birbhum district that after last two days incidents, tribal organisations from Jharkhand had to intervene to protect the honor of their womenfolk.
The West Bengal administration has been miserably failed in this regard. From the response and attitude of the police officers notwithstanding what they say, the tribals are convinced that this administration possesses no will power to take any decisive steps to protect them from the onslaught of the powerful and rich Muslim miners and their Islamist goons.
So the tribal mukhias/leaders sent SOS to neighbouring Jharkhand. The response is prompt and quick. The AJSU (All Jharkhand Student's Union) leaders of Jharkhand sent their representatives to Mohammadbazar to gauge the seriousness of the situation.
A new book on Mahatma Gandhi has delved into the intimate life of the Indian icon whose famous vow of chastity did not prevent him sleeping with naked women and conducting bizarre sex "experiments".
"Gandhi: Naked Ambition" by British historian Jad Adams sheds new light on the spiritual leader and independence hero whose spartan existence and resistance to earthly pleasures are an integral part of his popular image.
The book has been released in Britain and will be available soon in India where it is bound to make waves in a country where Gandhi's image is fiercely protected and a source of national pride.
"One of things you find about Gandhi is how much he wrote about sex," Adams told AFP by telephone from his home in London. "When we look at his sexuality, what happens is that he has a perfectly normal sex life for the first part of his life, one that would be recognisable to almost anyone in the world.
Adams says he has no evidence that Gandhi broke his vow of chastity with any of the women, though he was defining the idea in a rather limited way. "He's talking about penetration. However he's defining sex so narrowly that he's ignoring a lot of activities that many people would consider sensual, if not actively sexual.
Adams believes the "experiments" were like a game of striptease in which there was non-contact sexual activity.
"He wanted to see if sex could be controlled because he felt it was such a powerful force," he said.
कर्नाटक में मंगलूर के निकट सुब्रह्मण्य में पांच फ़ण वाले दुर्लभ नागराज के दर्शनों के लिए आजकल जिज्ञासुओं एवं श्रद्धाजुओं का हुजूम उमड़ पड़ा है.
हिन्दू धर्मशास्त्रों के अनुसार भगवान विष्णु हजार फ़ण वाले शेषनाग की शय्या पर शयन करते हैं जबकि लौकिक दृष्टि से एकाधिक फ़ण वाले नागराज का अस्तित्व दुर्लभ माना जाता है. लेकिन मंगलूर में पिछले दिनों एक मकान में अचानक प्रकट हुए पांच फ़ण वाले नागराज ने यह सिद्ध कर दिया है कि पारलौकिक सहस्र्फ़णीय शेषनाग के पंचफ़णीय लौकिक वंशज इसी पृथ्वी में अस्तित्व में हैं.
Statement of Dr. Subramanian Swamy, President of the Janata Party.
I demand that the Prime Minister drop Mr. P.Chidambaram from the Home Ministry because he is conflicted in his office, by his private interests, in performance of his duties.
I have documents with me to show that Mr. Chidambaram has had fiduciary and financial relations with Vedanta Resources Inc. as a paid Director on their Board as well as he was receiving fees for various legal opinion provided by him from time to time. He has also enjoyed at Vedanta Inc expense account his personal hospitality in London and provided with appropriate companionship there. Vedanta Inc has been paying the Maoists 'silence' money on a commission basis for every wagon of ore shipped out of mines in Orissa. Hence how can Mr. Chidambaram be seen to be above board in dealing with Maoists ?
Mr. Chidambaram is also culpable in the IPL controversy because as Finance Minister he had blocked the Reserve Bank of India from taking action in the IPL bets and payments made in foreign exchange, and also the hotel bills in South Africa and other places were paid for in cash in foreign exchange. Mr. Chidambaram also blocked the CBI registering a case of match fixing on which a detailed investigation report was submitted to him. He scuttled the probe by saying that it is the BCCI which should go and press a complaint for an FIR to be registered and not the Government.
Hence the Prime Minister cannot rely on Mr. Chidambaram to get to the bottom of IPL, since the latter has an interest that will scuttle the present ongoing probe into the matter. ( SUBRAMANIAN SWAMY )
In what is understood to be a renewed political activism of the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham, Sri Jayendra Saraswati has taken a serious view of what he termed forcible conversions of people in the war-torn Sri Lanka, and is staying in ‘close touch’ with the happenings in the island nation. According to the pontiff, the aftermath of a war is always conducive to conversion, particularly to Christianity because the Biblical themes of persecution and exile instantly resonate with them. He is going to oppose “forcible conversions and proselytizing by force, allurement or by fraudulent means,” anywhere because it is against the grain of Hindu ethos. In an exclusive interview, the pontiff said he was going to sensitize Hindus on Indian spirituality and to achieve that end he would organise a padayatra of madhathipathis and sadhus soon.
He said when Sri Lanka was recently trying to enact an anti-conversion bill, he was elated, and then his spirit drooped when the imminent internal strife and subsequent election somehow postponed the legislation. Recalling his inter-faith meet with Vatican’s head for interreligious dialogue, Cardinal Jean Louis Tauran, and Mumbai’s Cardinal Oswald Gracias several months ago, he questioned if the Roman Catholic Pope could give an assurance to Israel to the effect that “the Catholic Church would desist from all missionary and conversion activities among the Jews” why cannot they take a similar stand in India.
Threats of right-wing violence have doubled in the past year. What is behind the latest upsurge in the movement to create a Christian theocratic state?
The Southern Poverty Law Center, founded by Morris Dees, which has closely watched the rise of right-wing extremism in this country for many decades, declares that threats and incidents of right-wing violence have risen 200% in this past year—unfortunately coinciding with the tenure of the first African-American president in US history. When Chip Berlet, one of this country’s best monitors of right-wing extremism, warned in a perceptive essay last week on RD that the hostile right-wing political climate in this country has created the groundwork for a demonic new form of violence and terrorism, I fear that he is correct.
Christian Warrior, Sacred Battle
Though these new forms of violence are undoubtedly political and probably racist, they also have a religious dimension.
The more significant Christian position that Bray and Hill advanced is related to the End-Time theology of the Rapture as thought to be envisaged by the New Testament book of Revelation. These are ideas related, in turn, to Dominion Theology, the position that Christianity must reassert the dominion of God over all things, including secular politics and society.
At its hardest edge, the movement requires the creation of a kind of Christian politics to set the stage for America’s acceptance of the second coming of Christ. In this context, it is significant today that in some parts of the United States, over one-third of the opponents of the policies of President Barack Obama believe he is the Antichrist as characterized in the End-Times Rapture scenario.
Associate Professor in urologic surgery at the University of Minnesota medical school.
The theft of yoga
Why is yoga severed in America's collective consciousness from Hinduism? Yoga, meditation, ayurvedic natural healing, self-realization--they are today's syntax for New Age, Eastern, mystical, even Buddhist, but nary an appreciation of their Hindu origins. It is not surprising, then, that Hindu schoolchildren complain that Hinduism is conflated only with caste, cows, exoticism and polytheism--the salutary contributions and philosophical underpinnings lost and ignored. The severance of yoga from Hinduism disenfranchises millions of Hindu Americans from their spiritual heritage and a legacy in which they can take pride.
Hinduism, as a faith tradition, stands at this pass a victim of overt intellectual property theft, absence of trademark protections and the facile complicity of generations of Hindu yogis, gurus, swamis and others that offered up a religion's spiritual wealth at the altar of crass commercialism. The Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, under whose tutelage the Beatles steadied their mind and made sense of their insane fame, packaged the wonders of meditation as Transcendental Meditation (TM) just as an entrepreneur from here in Minneapolis applied the principles of Ayurveda to drive a commercial enterprise he coined as Aveda. TM and Aveda are trademarked brands--a protection not available to the originator of their brand--Hinduism itself. And certainly these masters benefited millions with their contributions, but in agreeing to ditch Hinduism as the source, they left these gifts orphaned and unanchored.
The Los Angeles Times last week chronicled this steady disembodying of yoga from Hinduism. "Christ is my guru. Yoga is a spiritual discipline much like prayer, meditation and fasting [and] no one religion can claim ownership," says a vocal proponent of "Christian themed" yoga practices. Some Jews practice Torah yoga, Kabbalah yoga and aleph bet yoga, and even some Muslims are joining the act. They are appropriating the collective wisdom of millenia of yogis without a whisper of acknowledgment of yoga's spiritual roots.
Not surprisingly, the most popular yoga journals and magazines are also in the act. Once yoga was no longer intertwined with its Hindu roots, it became up for grabs and easy to sell. These journals abundantly refer to yoga as "ancient Indian," "Eastern" or "Sanskritic," but seem to assiduously avoid the term "Hindu" out of fear, we can only assume, that ascribing honestly the origins of their passion would spell disaster for what has become a lucrative commercial enterprise. The American Yoga Association, on its Web site, completes this delinking of yoga from Hinduism thusly:
"The common belief that Yoga derives from Hinduism is a misconception. Yoga actually predates Hinduism by many centuries...The techniques of Yoga have been adopted by Hinduism as well as by other world religions."
Lalit Modi would perhaps not have expected that exposing Shashi Tharoor would generate the kind of Tsunami it has. He should have known that the Congress party has always successfully used/bought/arm-twisted people into hastily burying any scam, no matter how big, if it even as much as singes a powerful Congress leader. Shashi Tharoor was no ordinary Congressman. He was one of the star members of the new club of 'educated' and elitist Indians that Rahul Gandhi was crafting to get himself projected by the English media as the Great New And Only Hope for India, before the 2014 general elections .
By stripping Tharoor of the veneer that had made him very popular among English-speaking Indians and revealing his ugly, dishonest innards that were indistinguishable from those of the many dehati thieves that our flawed systems have thrown up as leaders, Lalit Modi committed an unpardonable crime. How could he dare to, when no else did, tell the world that Tharoor should actually be spelled 'Thugroor'?
There is going to be serious egg on some faces over the next few days. But, there is hope that brand IPL will not only not take a hit but will also grow bigger and stronger. This hope has arisen not because of what people have been writing and speaking while keeping the brand distinct from Modi and others, but because of the manner in which Modi is taking on the state and its instruments, including the media, which suggests that he guarded at least the brand zealously.
If, however, everything been as putrid as the hysterical reaction to 'Thugroorgate' is making it out to be, then the muck is not going to go out with Modi. Then, no matter who replaces him, everything will, away from public gaze, slide back to where it was. And who knows, Tharoor the Mentor - fixer in plain language - might quietly get his ministership and IPL team back too.
The fact-finding team along with another member Dr. K. Laxman (National Secretary BJP) visited Hyderabad on 7th April 2010 and came to a conclusion that the riots were undoubtedly preplanned attacks on Hindus by the Congress and MIM combine. The committee interacted with the victims and cross section of people including reporters, NGOs, public representatives of various political parties and senior police officials. The team felt that international terrorists organisations with the help of local outfits unlashed systematic violence against Hindus with the larger design to change the demography of the old city.
"One of the factors that has come to our notice is that there was an attempt to intimidate a section of people to vacate the properties with an objective to occupy or buy them at throw-away prices. This is reportedly one of the reasons for the flare up of riots in the old city area. This is also part of the larger design to effect a complete change in the demographic profile of the old city. Police and Government have been discriminatory. Instead of calling a spade a spade and booking cases on merits, the police are trying to balance the numbers which evidence discrimination. The way stones were pelted, the way people were stabbed point to hands of trained professionals", the report said.
TODAY INDIA HAS THOUSANDS OF “MEER JAAFER” WHO CAN SELL THEIR COUNTRY FOR THEIR PROFIT!
MEER JAAFER was the man responsible for brutal killing of 18000 Indian soldiers at fort William and SIRAJUDAULA (navab of Bengal 1757) with the help of ROBERT CLIVE (army chief of east India Company).
This instance happened in 1757 “WAR OF PLASI” between east India Company and king of Bengal . Sirajudaula, the king of Bengal knew that this company came to conquer India and not for business so he started to revolt.Meer Jaafer was army chief of Bengal, Jaafer betray his own king because of his urge to become king of Bengal .
WAR OF PLASI 23june, 1757 – 18000 Indian soldiers surrendered in front of
300 English soldiers in “40 MINUITES” only. Our 18000 soldiers were kept hungry for 10 days and killed on 11thday at fort William , Bengal .
If Meer Jaafer hadn’t betrayed sirajudaula we might not have lost our 6lacs freedom fighters!
Above text is available at INDIA HOUSE LIBERARY, London.This lib. Have 20000 documents related to Indian slavery.
one of the myths perpetuated by the Dawn article below and secularists in India is that V D Savarkar was amongst others the first to talk about the 2 nation theory. After the Mutiny of 1857 when the Muslims & Hindus fought the British together the Brits came down heavily on the Muslims. Starting 1860's Sir Syed Ahmed Khan founder of the Aligarh Muslim University and the Brits worked together hand in hand and laid the seeds of Muslims separatism. This was to culminate in the Creation of separate electorates for Muslims around 1906 and the Partition of Bengal in 1905. These decisions were meant to accentuate the Hindu Muslim divide. Please read Syed Ahmed's speeches and the role played by the Brits in an article titled 'Aligarh Muslim Movement and British role' on esamskriti link below. http://www.esamskriti.com/html/new_i...cid=412&sid=99, Find below two of his speeches that will give yu an idea of what I am saying.
1. At a speech at Meerut on 16/03/1888 Syed Ahmed refers to the Hindus and Muslims not only as two nations, but as two warring nations who could not lead a common political life if ever the Brits left India. He said, "Now suppose that all the Brits were to leave India, then who would be the rulers of India? Is it possible that under these circumstances these nations, the Muhammadan and the Hindu could sit on the same throne and remain equal in power. Most certainly not. It is necessary that one of them should conquer the other and thrust it down. To hope that both could remain equal is to desire the impossible and the inconceivable". Sachin Sen pg 42. Extract from History and Culture of the Indian People by the Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan.
2. Quoting from Indian Controversies by Arun Shourie pg 112 Syed Ahmed said "And first suppose that all the Muslims vote for a Muslim and all the Hindus vote for a Hindu, it is certain that Muslims will have four times as many votes since their population is four times as numerous. And then how can the Muslim guard his interests? Now I ask you, O Muslims! Weep at your condition! Have you such wealth that you can compete with the Hindus? In the whole nation there is no person who is equal to Hindus in the fitness for the work!" Will the Hindus stop criticizing themselves?
It should be worthwhile to examine these statements closely and put them to a test of facts.The first man to talk of Hindus and Muslims as separate nations was V.D. Savarkar who coined the word 'Hindutva' in a book with the same title in 1923. Other Hindu leaders who accepted the two-nation theory were Dr Moonje of the Hindu Mahasabha, Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, founder of the Benares Hindu University, Lala Lajpat Rai, Bhai Parmanand and Swami Shraddhanand.
Eminent Bengali writer Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay also supported the notion."
Savarkar's untold story Interviews with Savarkar film-maker and his son By Anil Nair
Ved Rahi is a film-maker whose genre is uncommon. He made a full-length feature film on Savarkar without even the elementary financial backing of a producer. People from all over the country contributed with their small amounts of even Rs 100, which finally helped him make his dream project come true.
Mahatma Gandhi with Savarkar in the film Savarkar
>What about Savarkar countenancing the two-nation theory?
That is another bit of fiction that is doing the rounds. Savarkar?s poems which are so soul-wrenching dealt with nationalism and Akhand Bharat and he unequivocally rejected the two-nation theory. It is amusing to see that a person like Mahatma Gandhi who all his life swore that partition of the country will be over his dead body, finally gave in. But today politicians attribute the two-nation theory to people like Savarkar who were staunchly against it. Very funny.
Mr. Savarkar... insists that, although there are two nations in India, India shall not be divided into two parts, one for Muslims and the other for the Hindus; that the two nations shall dwell in one country and shall live under the mantle of one single constitution;... In the struggle for political power between the two nations the rule of the game which Mr. Savarkar prescribes is to be one man one vote, be the man Hindu or Muslim. In his scheme a Muslim is to have no advantage which a Hindu does not have. Minority is to be no justification for privilege and majority is to be no ground for penalty. The State will guarantee the Muslims any defined measure of political power in the form of Muslim religion and Muslim culture. But the State will not guarantee secured seats in the Legislature or in the Administration and, if such guarantee is insisted upon by the Muslims, such guaranteed quota is not to exceed their proportion to the general population.
Towards the end of the war, Savarkar and the Mahasabha became increasingly confrontational with the League and Muslim politicians. Hindu Mahasabha activists protested Gandhi's initiative to hold talks with Jinnah in 1944, which Savarkar denounced as "appeasement." He assailed the British proposals for transfer of power, attacking both the Congress and the British for making concessions to Muslim separatists. Soon after Independence, Dr Shyama Prasad Mookerjee resigned as Vice-President of the Hindu Mahasabha dissociating himself from its Akhand Hindustan plank, which implied undoing partition.
Author: Rakesh Sinha Publication: The Pioneer Date: March 27, 2002
The only subscriber of the pernicious Two-nation Theory, besides the All India Muslim League, was the Communist Party of India (CPI). No Hindu group supported or demanded Partition. When the constituent Assembly was discussing the future constitution and polity of the country, Hindu groups do not demand for a Hindu state. The manipulation and distortion of facts have always been the tools of ideological history to reproach adversaries keeping the present in the mind for any historical blunder. Indian historiography is barely free from such lapses on the part of "professional" historians. It is due to this, VD Savarkar or Dr Shyama Prasad Mookerjee, Hindu Mahasabha leaders, are equated with Mohammad Ali Jinnah and Liaquat Ali. In its political trajectory, at no point of time the Mahasabha, least to say the RSS, demanded Partition of the country.
Savarkar's work, Hindutva, indeed delineating that Hindus and Muslims are two different civilisations and cultures, should not and does not infer his advocacy for two nation theory. He also discussed racial and ancestral unity of both the communities. It should not be forgotten that he always emphasised common citizenship to the minorities in the independent India.
"Anti-Pakistan day" was a favourite programme of the HMS in 40s. Yet Marxist historians do not evaluate his philosophy in totality and only selective quotes have been used to equate him with Jinnah. Not only this, he is more hated personality in the secularist discourse than the founders of Pakistan.