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While the Sangh Parivar welcomed the order of the Supreme Court (SC) in the Hubli Idgah Maidan case, Anjuman-e-Islam has said, it will abide by the court ruling, according to The Hindu.
Supreme Court advocate B.Y. Kulkarni, who appeared on behalf of the public with regard to their customary rights over the land, said that the Supreme Court had upheld the High Court’s order, which ruled that HDMC was the owner of the land and it was only a licence to pray on Id twice in a year for a period of 999 years.
Meanwhile, MP for Dharwad Pralhad Joshi, who was among the participants in the movement to hoist the national flag at Idgah Maidan during the 1990s while talking to The Hindu over telephone said, “It is the happiest moment in my life. Since 1993, I have been supporting the cause. The Supreme Court has issued a very clear order and there is no scope for confusion."
Catherine Smith, born to an Australian mother and British father, says she is a proud Australian. The 27-year-old grew up in Sydney,
studied in London for four years, and now lives in New Delhi as a program officer for a non-profit organisation. But these days, Smith introduces herself as British.
The spate of “racial” attacks on Indian students in Australia has put professionals like Smith in a spot, although she says none of her Indian acquaintances has brought up the issue with her yet.
“It’s been other foreigners here who have been making comments and asking questions. Maybe they feel more at ease about raising it with me than an Indian,” says Smith, quick to assert that that she strongly condemns the attacks and wants the offenders punished at the earliest.
Mr Varghese, who is himself an Indian origin diplomat, says there were 105 attacks against Indians in Australia last year, compared to 17 during 2008.
The high commission estimates that there are about 3,000-4,000 Australians living and working in India, while 1.5-2 lakh Australians visit India every year. Industries such as hospitality, financial services and mining and materials have relatively higher concentration of Australian expats. Large Australian firms such as BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Snowy Mountain Engineering, Macquarie Group and Leighton Holdings have operations in India.
On Wednesday, Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray said
his party will not allow the Australian cricket team to play in Maharashtra. In a nation obsessed with cricket, its cricket team is Australia’s most popular ambassadors and many of its players are household names.
eligious scholars and intellectuals Thursday condemned the Swiss government’s recent ban on minarets of mosques in their country and decided to approach the United Nations and Amnesty International in the matter.
The religious scholars, including Hindu and Christian priests, demanded that the ban on the minarets be lifted in order to protect and promote religious diversity and multi-culturalism in Switzerland, according to Sahyog Cultural Society chairman Sami Bubere.
Other prominent personalities who participated in the even included Ameen Patel, Yusuf Muchhala, Zahir Kazi, Parvati Khan, Zeenat Shaukat Ali, Munisa Bushra Abidi, Puneet Chaturvedi, Edward Yazdi, and S.S. Ahuja.
The meeting also passed a resolution which would be submitted to the Maharashtra government, Prime Minister’s Office, the Ministry of External Affairs, the Swiss Embassy in New Delhi and its consulate in Mumbai, Bubere said.
A book on Draupadi is raising tempers in Andhra Pradesh. Right wing activists have taken objection to Y. Lakshmi Prasad's book that has been selected for a Central Sahitya Akademi award.
Activists of Pragnya Bharathi, which owes allegiance to the RSS, say the book portrays Draupadi in an erotic manner. One of the main objections is the alleged interpretation of Draupadi as someone who forever craves for carnal pleasures.
पूर्व ब्रह्मांड सुंदरी और फिल्म अभिनेत्री सुष्मिता सेन को बुधवार को बांबे हाईकोर्ट ने दूसरी बच्ची गोद लेने की इजाजत दे दी। अदालत के इस फैसले के बाद सुष्मिता के चेहरे पर एक मां की खुशियां साफ झलक रही थीं।
सुष्मिता को दूसरी बच्ची गोद लेने के लिए अदालत की शरण में आना पड़ा, क्योंकि हिन्दू एडॉप्शन एक्ट के मुताबिक, अगर किसी व्यक्ति ने पहले से लड़की गोद ली है तो वह दूसरी बार लड़की गोद नहीं ले सकता। इस वजह से सुष्मिता को अलीसा को गोद लेने के लिए अदालती लड़ाई लड़नी पड़ी।
अलीसा को पाने के लिए सुष्मिता ने अदालत में अर्जी दी थी जिस पर बुधवार को न्यायाधीश वी.एम. कानाडे ने फैसला सुनाया। अदालत का फैसला आने के बाद सुष्मिता ने भी कहा कि यदि किसी व्यक्ति ने एक बच्चा गोद लिया हुआ है तो समान लिंग का दूसरा बच्चा गोद लेने के लिए अदालत की इजाजत जरूरी है।
ब्रिटेन के सामुदायिक मामलों के सचिव जॉन डेनहम ने ’हिंदू फोरम ऑफ ब्रिटेन’ के अध्यक्ष एवं प्रवासी भारतीय अर्जन वेकरिया को 13 धर्म सलाहकारों में शामिल किया है। वेकरिया धार्मिक समुदाय की भागीदारी पर सलाह और इन पर स्थानीय सरकार की नीतियों के प्रभाव पर सलाह देने का कार्य करेंगे। इस कार्य को वह सरकार और धर्म समुदायों के बीच एक मजबूत और व्यापक संबंध को बढ़ावा देने के लिये करेंगे।
बौद्घ भिक्षु भंते ज्ञानरत्न ने गुरुवार को बताया, "जिला प्रशासन के दबाव में हमें अनशन तोड़ना पड़ा। लोकतंत्र में अपनी मांग को उठाना भी जिला प्रशासन को अच्छा नहीं लगा। हम लोग अपनी मांग को लेकर कुछ दिनों के बाद मौन व्रत रखेंगे।"
Hindu rightwing activists are parading the streets of Bhopal asking storekeepers to tear down hoardings advertising lingerie and cover up
mannequins showcasing women’s undergarments.
Activists of a newly floated Sanskriti Bachao Manch on Wednesday issued an ultimatum to shopkeepers and traders dealing in lingerie asking them ‘‘not to display lingerie in public.’’
Giving five days to the shopkeepers to comply, the activists asked shopkeepers in Bhopal’s New Market area to remove all undergarments put up in display windows shops and pack them in boxes. ‘‘No hanging of underwear publicly,’’ manch district-level leader Chandra Shekhar warned.
Sources say activists might have taken a cue from BJP chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan who had on Monday asked municipal authorities to remove hoardings of spa massages put up by a local beauty salon near a girls college.
Chouhan was offended to see the ‘‘obscene’’ hoarding displaying the bare back of a woman. He also asked the authorities to register an FIR against the beauty salon and remove all hoardings by ‘Nikki Bawa Spa Treat’’.
‘‘Your mannequins should wear sarees, not underwear. From now on, keep all undergarments inside. Show it to the customer when he or she asks for it. Five days from now if undergarments are still hanging outside, we will light a bonfire of the lingerie,’’ Chandra Shekhar threatened.
While moving around the New Market area, the activists pulled down a hoarding advertising a coffee-flavoured condom at the City Centre. They also asked theatre owners not to put-up posters of film stars in ‘‘offensive’’ clothes and postures. The manch is seen as an off-shoot of Bajrang Dal.
कल 14 जनवरी को मकर संक्रांति पर्व का आगमन हो रहा है,जिसे कि तिल संक्रांति भी कहा जाता है। यही एकमात्र पर्व है जिसे समूचे भारतवर्ष में मनाया जाता है, चाहे इसका नाम प्रत्येक प्रांत में अलग-अलग हो और इसे मनाने के तरीके भी भिन्न हों।
हमारे ऋषि-मुनियों नें इस पर्व के साथ एक प्रावधान जोड रखा है कि आज के दिन तिल, गुड़ के बने पदार्थों का सेवन करें और यथासामर्थ्य इन्ही वस्तुओं,पदार्थों का दान भी करें। दरअसल वातजन्य विकारों से बचने के लिए तिल सेवन के प्रयोजन के लिए ही तिल सक्रांति पर्व का निर्धारण किया गया है। यदि इस समय गुड,तिल का सेवन न किया जाए तो वसंत ऋतु में कफ तथा वर्षा ऋतु में वात रोग से पीडित होने की संभावनाएं बढ जाती हैं। इन्ही पदार्थों का दान करना भी इसलिए कहा गया है ताकि समाज का जो गरीब भिखारी वर्ग हैं, जो इन पदार्थों पर धन व्यय नहीं कर सकता, वो लोग भी इनका सेवन कर सकें।
प्रत्येक धर्म ग्रन्थ में सिर्फ ब्राह्मण को ही दान लेने का अधिकारी इसलिए कहा गया है क्यों कि प्राचीनकाल में ब्राह्मण वर्ग एक तपा हुआ, परखा हुआ, चरित्रवान और लोकसेवी जन समुदाय था, जिसका सारा समय शास्त्र अध्ययन, समाज को शिक्षित करने, धार्मिक कृ्त्यों एवं अन्य लोक हितार्थ कार्यों में ही व्यतीत हो जाता था। उनके व्यक्तिगत व्यय की सीमाऎं बिल्कुल न्यून हुआ करती थी ओर उनके सारे प्रयत्न समाज हित की योजनाएं संजोने में हुआ करते थे। इसलिए उसके जीवन निर्वाह का भार समाज के अन्य वर्गों पर डाल कर दान देने की एक व्यवस्था बनाई गई थी ।
आज वैसी स्थिति नहीं रही........आज समाज का ढाँचा पूरी तरह से बदल चुका है-----आज ब्राह्मण वर्ग पर समाज को शिक्षित करने, ज्ञान विस्तार ओर मार्गदर्शन की कैसी भी जिम्मेवारी का कोई बोझ नहीं है कि उसकी उदरपूर्ती, उसके जीवन निर्वहण के बारे में समाज के अन्य वर्गों को सोचना पडे। इसलिए ब्राह्मण को दान देकर अपने कर्तव्य की इतिश्री न मानकर दान के लिए किसी निर्धन, लाचार, दीन-हीन प्राणी का चुनाव करें तो ही आपके द्वारा किया गया दान सही मायनों में पुण्यदायी हो सकता है।
Britain said Tuesday it was outlawing a radical Islamic group that had incited outrage by planning a protest march through the streets of a town made famous for its somber ceremonies honoring British soldiers killed in Afghanistan.
Alan Johnson, the British home secretary, said the move criminalizing membership in the banned group, Islam4UK, was a “tough but necessary power to tackle terrorism.” The ban, which takes effect Thursday, also outlawed other names used by the organization.
The organization has described itself as a platform for promoting the views of an extremist Islamic group, Al Muhajiroun, which praised the hijackers of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in the United States as heroes, but disbanded in 2005 in response to a British government order banning it. Islam4UK says it has never advocated or been involved with violence.
The ban was announced one day after a court found five British Muslim men guilty of harassment and using insulting language during a protest they had staged at a separate parade welcoming British troops home from Afghanistan. The men had shouted slogans describing the soldiers as “murderers,” “rapists” and “baby killers.”
The highly unusual trial, in a district court in Luton, a town with a large Muslim population 30 miles north of London, was seen by the defendants’ supporters as a rare test of Britain’s liberal free speech laws. Lawyers for the men argued during testimony last week that they had been justified in the words they displayed on placards and shouted at the soldiers because they were speaking “the truth.”
The convicted men — who had refused to stand for the judge in court, saying Islam forbade showing respect to anybody but the Prophet Muhammad — were unrepentant after the verdicts. Outside the court they waved a placard: “Islam will dominate! Freedom can go to hell.”
बिग बी ने नरेंद्र मोदी की तारीफ के पुल बांधे। तो कांग्रेस खफा हुई। कांग्रेस तो यों भी बिग बी से खफा। वजह अपन नहीं जानते। कोई राज की बात है गहरी।
एक तरफ अमर सिंह के जरिए मुलायम से दोस्ती। तो दूसरी तरफ नरेंद्र मोदी की तारीफ के पुल। कांग्रेस का लाल-पीला होना तो अपनी जगह। जया बच्चन सपा में क्या सफाई देंगी। अमिताभ ने तारीफ क्या की। जरा वह बता दें- वह मोदी को ‘पा’ फिल्म दिखाने खुद गांधीनगर गए। मोदी के साथ चार घंटे बिताए। तो लौटकर अपने ब्लाग पर लिखा- ‘मोदी बाकी मुख्यमंत्रियों जैसे नहीं। वह जिंदगी जरूरीआत की चीजों पर ही निर्भर। सादगी से रहते हैं मोदी। असल में आम आदमी हैं मोदी।’ अमिताभ ने जब आम आदमी लफ्ज का इस्तेमाल किया होगा। तो जरूर खटका होगा। खटका होगा- कहीं सोनिया बुरा न मान जाएं। सो उनने फौरन लिखा- ‘इस बात को अन्यथा नहीं लिया जाना चाहिए।’ अमिताभ को मोदी के लिए आम आदमी का लफ्ज खटका जरूर। पर उनने हटाया जानबूझकर नहीं। चाहते तो हटा सकते थे।
On climate change, trade liberalization, currency and related issues, China — despite its emergence as a financial and trade Goliath — defines itself as a developing country and expediently seeks to join hands with poor nations so it can shield practices like manipulating the value of its currency, the renminbi, maintaining an abnormally high trade surplus, restricting goods manufactured by foreign companies in China from entering its markets, and continuing to bring on line two new coal-fired power plants every week.
But on political and security issues, it sees itself as without a peer in Asia, and is greatly enthused by the idea of a U.S-China “Group of Two.”
If a U.S.-China global diarchy were needed on any issue, it is on countering accelerated global warming. But on that issue, as Copenhagen revealed, China is not the self-touted rising superpower but a scheming power that uses poor states as a front to obstruct progress through procedural wrangling.
China’s practices are hurting poor and rich countries alike.
Copenhagen thus was a turning point in that respect. China, the world’s largest and longest-surviving autocracy that still flouts international norms on trade, human rights and currency, is likely to come under greater pressure to fall in line or be seen as a self-serving power whose interests are at odds with the rest of the world — both developed and developing.
Google's top executives have agonised about the increasing extent they have had to given in to the Chinese government's demands for control of information, and evidently some breaking point has now been reached. The company strongly suspects that the cyber attacks it has faced in China have been inspired by the government, for whom even the unprecedented concessions Google has made for China are not enough. This then is the breaking point: no matter the huge potential of China, Google feels that it can only compromise so far.
The immediate impact within China will probably be negligible, exactly because of the censorship that the Chinese government maintains, but the cumulative impact will not be small. At the very least it throws an uncomfortable spotlight on all the other companies, particularly those involved in the information and knowledge industries, who are acquiescing with Chinese control; Mr.Rupert Murdoch, for one, can expect some tough questioning.
The Nehru myth states, inter alia, that modern India was entirely hiscreation (only slightly true), that he was entirely secular and democratic (not always), that the Nehru family is the only one that has the whole of India’s interests at heart (absolutely untrue), that non-alignment was a wonderful thing, and so on.
No Nehru myth, no dynasty. This is why the Congress cannot put any leader — Sardar Patel, Ambedkar, Jinnah, Rajagopalachari or Rajendra Prasad — on the same pedestal as Nehru despite the fact that they all contributed much to the making of India.
Besides, Nehru himself was no perennial success icon. His foreign policy blunders culminated in the humiliation of 1962. His economic policies were equally flawed, as Nehru believed in the Soviet model with minor roles for the private sector.
His daughter initially compounded his economic follies, but after the 1980s she started changing course. It took a bankruptcy in 1991 to finally abandon Nehruvian socialism.
The reason why Nehru made colossal blunders was simple: he was vain and hence sycophants could take him for a ride.
In course of time, the Nehru myth has been extended to the whole family, from Indira Gandhi to Rajiv to Sonia and now Rahul and Priyanka.
Thus, Indira is the social messiah (bank nationalisation, garibi hatao), Rajiv Gandhi is the moderniser and reformer (though Narasimha Rao actually did more in reality), and Rahul the new youth icon and emancipator. You question these myths at your own peril. Tharoor got a rap on the knuckles only for this.
Without myths there would be no institutions, for myths are the glue that holds disparate elements together. Whether it is a religion or a corporation, myths are essential and beyond reality.
Myths work best when you pay lip service to them, but don’t get hemmed in. If Tharoor wants to change Nehruvian ideas, the best way is to lionise Nehruism and then dump his ideas in practice. This is what we have done with Gandhi. So why not Nehru?
Last week, I met Slavoj Zizek who is an unusual philosopher from Slovenia. Zizek mixes unfashionably intransigent left-wing politics with his taste for Hollywood classics.
Q: What’s your point?
A: My point is what people perceive as violence is the direct subjective violence. It’s crucial to see violence which has to be done repeatedly to keep the things the way they are. I am not just talking about structural violence, symbolic violence, violence in language, etc. In that sense Gandhi was more violent than Hitler. Hitler killed millions of people. It was more reactive killing. Hitler was active all the time not to change things but to prevent change.
Q: A lot of people will find it ridiculous to even imagine that Gandhi was more violent than Hitler? Are you serious when you say that...
A: Yes he was, although Gandhi didn’t support killing. With his actions -- boycott and all that -- he helped the British imperialists to stay in India longer. This is something Hitler never wanted. Gandhi didn’t do anything to stop the functioning of the British empire or the way it functioned here. You have to think why was India called the jewel of the empire? That for me is a problem. Let us locate violence properly.
Q: I guess you have no respect for Gandhi who is a tall figure in this country...
A: I respect him. I don’t respect him for his peaceful ways, vegetarianism etc. I don’t care about that. But Gandhi somehow succeeded in carrying on his principled attitude with pragmatic spirit. It’s very difficult to maintain this balance. But again I feel Ambedkar was much better than Gandhi. My favourite oneliner from Ambedkar is when he said that "there is no caste without outcastes". Ambedkar saw that the Gandhian solution for untouchables was wrong. This attitude doesn’t work. I am for Ambedkar’s radical approach.
An interesting feature of the Gujarat legislation is that there is a provision for voters to reject all the candidates on offer — a “none of these” option. Presumably, if the majority of voters rejects the list of aspirants, a re-election will become mandatory. In other words, the act of either neutrality or protest has been built into a system of compulsory participation.
As political reforms go, the Gujarat legislation is one of the most important initiatives in recent times. Yet, it is curious that it has been greeted with an embarrassed but deafening silence, not least from those who are loudest in their indignation over the present debasement of electoral politics. In true babu fashion, the Election Commission has underlined the administrative difficulties of ensuring total participation, and some liberals have expressed dismay at the attempt to codify the obligations of citizenship. Yet others have pointed to the absurdities involved in dragging the sick, infirm and transient voters into the polling booth. In time, there may even be theological objections to a system of participation that isn’t divinely ordained. Even within Modi’s own party, the Gujarat legislation has not secured unequivocal endorsement. The temptation to see the measure as Modi’s personal, overbearing initiative has clouded dispassionate assessment.
The dramatic consequences of compulsory voting need to be spelt out. For a start, since a large percentage of electioneering costs governs the turnout of voters, it is certain to reduce the importance of money power quite dramatically. There will be an automatic shift in focus from ensuring voter turnout to publicizing what a party or candidate stands for. There will be a shift in politics from organization to issues. By implication, the role of the apparatchiks in the political system will be devalued.
Secondly, a major distortion in our election system results from bloc-voting by one section and the relative non-participation by a larger, unorganized and amorphous group of citizens. An organized group can punch above its weight and distort the verdict by capitalizing on the passivity of others. Compulsory voting puts all citizens, regardless of class, gender, caste and religion, on an equal footing. A net consequence could be the lowering of sectarian tensions as an instrument of voter mobilization.
Finally, a government elected with the endorsement of a majority, as opposed to a majority of the minority that turns up to vote, will enjoy extra legitimacy. This, in turn, will be a weapon of decisive governance.
In this case the evaders are to the tune of 40% of electorate. So the question is of appropriate incentive. To my mind the best incentive is to offer rebate in taxes. Someone who duly casts her/his vote in all the elections in that year could be given a tax rebate of 10% in income tax. With UID and PAN card system in place, it would not be difficult to implement this scheme.
Those who do not cast their vote for 3 elections (for either LS, VS or local) - either consecutive or non consecutive - will be slapped with an extra 10% of income tax in the financial year in which the third evaded election took place.
For the non-tax payers we can provide a free medical insurance to them. To keep the costs in check as well as to ensure that this insurance is really useful, we can provide insurance only on OPD consultations (by general practitioners) as opposed to the prevalent practice of insuring only hospitalization charges.
असल में दिक्कत है एक एक कपडा उतरने के बाद भी अपने को नंगा न मानने का स्वांग करना. हमारे यह एक चौधरी था. उसको बहुत बड़ा अहंकार था परन्तु था कायर. एक दिन एक आदमी ने उसका एक थप्पड़ जड़ दिया वो भी सबके सामने. अब चौधरी कुछ कर तो सकता नहीं तो उसी व्यक्ति को बोलता है इब की बार मार के दिखा. वो व्यक्ति फिर से थप्पड़ मार देता है. फिर चौधरी बोलता ही इब की बार तो जरा मार कर दिखा. वो व्यक्ति फिर से मार देता है. परन्तु चौधरी फिर उसी को दोहराता है. अंत में थक कर मारने वाला ही चला जाता है. वो चौधरी अपनी मुछ को ताव देकर फिर से खडा हो जाता है और कहता है " बड़ा मारने वाला आया, देखा मुकाबला कर नहीं सकता और मैदान छोड़ कर भाग गया" असल में हिन्दू कुछ शताब्दियो से यह ही करता रहा है और उसके पीटने और लगातार पीटने का यह ही एक कारण. आप देख लो शांति की खोज में हिन्दू पता नहीं कहाँ कहाँ कन्द्राओ में भी जाकर छुप गया परन्तु उस से उसे शांति नहीं नस्ली सफाया ही मिला.
अरे भैया गीता और महाभारत रोज पढो . नहीं तो इन कांग्रेस्सियो की तरह हो जायेगा महात्मा गाँधी के मार्ग पर चलने के वास्तविकता से महात्मा गाँधी मार्ग (रोड) पर ही खाली चलोगे . कहेने का तात्पर्य यह है की हिन्दू अपने को समझता ही नहीं को वो है क्या है. इस का प्रमाण इस बात से भी मिलता है की मीडिया के भरमाने से की क्रिकेट हिंदुस्तान का एक धरम है लोग इसी में अपना सर्वस्व लुटाने लगे. ज्ञान के आभाव में लोग अमिताभ या धोनी की पूजा करने लगे उसी प्रकार जैसे की भगवान् की आरती है.