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Admn fails to act tough against troublemakers; BJP team stopped from visiting city
Failure of the district administration to act tough against communal elements has created a situation of starvation for residents in the five police station areas of Bareilly city in Uttar Pradesh. The curfew continued in the city for the last 12 consecutive days after the administration failed to crack down on communal leaders who wanted to take out a second Barawafat procession complete with arms through Hindu-dominated areas.
So why do they infuriate pseudo-secularists in media and make Delhi’s commentariat see red? There are three possible explanations.
First, the Net is beyond the control of those who control newspapers and news channels. While the print and audiovisual media have for long excluded contrarian opinion and denied space to those who disagree with absurd notions of ‘secularism’ or question the quality of reportage, the Net has provided space to the ‘other’ voice.
Second, unlike carefully selected ‘Letters to the Editor’ in newspapers and ‘Feedback’ posted on news channel websites, the reactions of ‘Internet Hindus’, often savage and unflattering, cannot be thrown into the dustbin or deleted with a click of the mouse.
Third, the established elite, most of them middle-aged, are beginning to feel threatened. Here’s a new breed of Indians who have used merit and not ‘connections’ to make a mark in professional excellence, young men and women who are educated and articulate, and are willing to challenge conventional wisdom as preached by media ‘stars’ who have rarely, if ever, been questioned. The elite who dominate newspapers and news channels are seen by ‘Internet Hindus’ as part of India’s past, not future.
We can describe the ‘Internet Hindus’ as the “lunatic fringe”, but that won’t change the fact that their tribe is growing by the day. Soon, those on the fringe will move to the centre and their critics will find themselves precariously perched on the fringe. The Right is gaining ground as is the access and reach of the Net; newspapers and news channels, the Left’s last refuge, no longer command absolute control over information flow.
Owners of Kings XI Punjab, Preity Zinta and Ness Wadia along with its vice president Arvinder Singh, were issued notices for March 22 for using the names of freedom fighters including Chandrashekhar Azad, Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru in a print advertisement by a district court here today.
Abhey Singh Sandhu, nephew of Bhagat Singh, Arvind Thakur, chairperson of the Global Human Rights Council and Vijay Singh Bharadwaj of the VHP have alleged the team’s ad that appeared on March 13 had used the names of the freedom fighters as a medium of what they called was ‘cheap publicity’ to attract more tickets.
Surendranagar district’s Patdi village observed complete strike on continuously second day following a death of Hindu Thakor youth attacked by a group of Muslims.
Patdi’s Hemant Thakor was attacked by group of Muslims on 5 March after verbal argument over occupying seat at a circus show. This had triggered a clash between two communities on 6 March.
Hemant was taken to hospital in Ahmedabad for treatment where he died yesterday. Traditionally women do not take part in funeral procession, but yesterday even village women joined Hemant’s funeral after which the incidents of stone pelting compelled local police to lobb a couple of rounds of teargas shells to control the crowds.
The culprits Anwar Riyaz Pathan, Iqbal Abu Vora, Sakir Ibrahim Khan, Inayat Khan Ibrahim Khan, Chatur alias Slim Daval, Abbas Abdul Mohammad Khan, Abbas Abdul Mohammad Khan’s son, and Abbad Abdul Mohammad Khan’s another son are arrested. One culprit, the son of Abbas Abdul Mohammad Khan’s driver’s son is still at large.
For the last five to six years, Ulhasnagar has been seeing a quiet spurt in the number of “prayer halls” where a pastor chaperones a weekly congregation. There are now between 50 and 70 such halls in Ulhasnagar, a hub of Sindhi traders and businessmen.
Whether it’s due to losses suffered in business or traditional family ties breaking down, several thousand Sindhis in Ulhasnagar have found themselves drawn to Christianity. Some of them belong to Hindu scheduled castes and a large number are poor Sindhis.
Local politicians say the number of “converts” in Ulhasnagar is around 7,000. “But the real figure is closer to 25,000,” says Pastor Chawla, who runs a trust that owns a 2,000-sq-foot prayer hall in Ulhasnagar Camp No 3.
That growing number has now drawn a sharp divide in a town that was, until now, more homogenous than other parts of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region.
A large number of Sindhis fleeing Pakistan during Partition arrived in Mumbai’s suburbs, settling in Chembur, Thane (Kopri) and a large number of them in Ulhasnagar, on the banks of River Ulhas. As the area developed, Sindhis nurtured their culture, making Ulhasnagar synonymous with the Sindhi population.
Indian Church people, including a bishop, yesterday sought anticipatory bail after police booked them for violating Madhya Pradesh state’s law on religious conversion.
Bishop Mathew Vaniakizhakkel of Satna, a diocese in Madhya Pradesh, has dismissed the case against him, two priests, a nun and two laypeople as “totally fabricated”, UCA News reports.
Police registered the case under non-bailable sections of the state’s stringent anti-conversion law after one Christopher Pavy, a Christian, complained that a woman converted to Catholicism before her marriage in May 2009.
Pavy also sought action against the bishop and others under the state law that forbids conversion through force or allurement.
पाकिस्तान में अल्पसंख्यक हिंदू समुदाय के सांसदों ने एक शीर्ष जज की टिप्पणियों पर आपत्ति जताते हुए नेशनल असेंबली से वाकआउट किया। इसे न्यायपालिका के खिलाफ पाकिस्तानी संसद में पहला प्रदर्शन बताया जा रहा है।
सत्तारूढ़ पाकिस्तान पीपुल्स पार्टी के सांसद रमेश लाल ने नेशनल असेंबली में यह मुद्दा मंगलवार को उठाया। उन्होंने कहा कि लाहौर हाईकोर्ट के चीफ जस्टिस ख्वाजा मुहम्मद शरीफ के अवांछित बयान से 40 लाख पाकिस्तानी हिंदुओं की भावनाएं आहत हुई हैं।
अफगानिस्तान के तालिबानी नेताओं का प्रत्यर्पण रोकने संबंधी याचिका की सुनवाई के समय चीफ जस्टिस ने कहा कि अमेरिकी सुरक्षा फर्म ब्लैकवाटर एवं हिंदू आतंकी हमलों में शामिल हैं। उन्होंने कहा कि संभवत: हिंदू ऐसे हमलों को धन मुहैया कराते हैं।