Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Currency issued by Rashtranayak Netaji

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    • By Dipin Damodharan
    • A novel thing on this great patriot surfaced in Madhya Pradesh on the eve of 113th Netaji Jayanthi when a currency with a denomination of one lakh issued by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s Bank of Independence was made public.

      If the INA can conquer the British Army, this must have been be our currency.

      The currency is similar to that of the present day Indian Rupee. Instead of Mohan Das Gandhi we can see the photograph of Rashtranayak Netaji on the left side of the currency and a map of unified Bharat (Akhant Bharat) with the inscription of Swantra Bharat in Hindi on the other.
    • Praagilal provided his land for the Indian National Army and so Netaji rewarded him with this note assuring the amount in Independent Bharat.

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Haindava Keralam - Guantanamos of the Muslim world

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    • By Dipin Damodharan - oneindia news
    • Let us turn over the screen a morsel into the Muslim world. The atrocious actions of Muslim rulers have come to the fore now. Why the world is ignorant about the Tora Prison of Egypt? Here prison guards are forced inmates to rape each other. Can you imagine this? Another vile story from our neighboring Islamist nation Pakistan was reported by the Dawn newspaper recently.
    • This story revolves around two ordinary Syrian citizens, Bahaa Mustafa Joughel (Syrian identity card number 01020288992) and Mohamed Aiman Abo Attot (Syrian card number 01020265346). Let us have a drive to their life.
    • The great tragedy here is that their (Attot and Joughel) families have no information about them. They have no known reason for this obscene term of imprisonment. No further news, No charges, No trial… Is this the Shari at rule propagated by the Islamic rulers, then it is great…. This kind of unheard Guantanamos is a hidden reality in many Muslim nations.

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Haindava Keralam - Support Manipur's fight against Christian Terrorists

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Haindava Keralam - The Fraud of 'Christian Ashrams'

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    • There is a mass of Christian literature itself on the 'Mission Statements' !! Summarised, it speaks of the need for Christianity in India to drop its alien attire and get clothed in Hindu cultural forms. In short, Christianity has to be presented as an indigenous faith.  Christian theology has to be conveyed through categories of Hindu philosophy; Christian worship has to be conducted in the manner and with the materials of Hindu pûjâ; Christian sacraments have to sound like Hindu saMskâras; Christian Churches have to copy the architecture of Hindu temples; Christian hymns have to be set to Hindu music; Christian themes and personalities have to be presented in styles of Hindu painting; Christian missionaries have to dress and live like Hindu sannyâsins; Christian mission stations have to look like Hindu ashramas. And so on, the literature of Indigenisation goes into all aspects of Christian thought, organisation and activity and tries to discover how far and in what way they can be disguised in Hindu forms. The fulfilment will be when converts to Christianity proclaim with complete confidence that they are Hindu Christians!!'Sarva Dharma Samabhava'!!
    • De Nobili composed several books and tracts. They were written in Sanskrit or Tamil but packed with Christian lore. His most brilliant performance pertained to the most sacred Hindu scripture-the Veda. Having heard a folk tradition that the true Veda had been lost, he produced a book in Sanskrit and proclaimed that it was the Yajurveda  which he had discovered in a distant land and which he had come to teach in India . Later on, when he was found out, he would say with a straight face that what he meant was the Yesurveda, the Veda of Jesus!!

      If De Nobili was the 'Jagad Guru' of the 'Ashram Fraudsters', not far behind were the ' The Trinity from Tannirpalli ' !! The three names which have achieved celebrity in the  Christian world, in India as well as abroad, are those of Jules Monchanin, Henri Le Saux and Bede Griffiths. All of them were associated with the Saccidananda Ashram at Tannirpalli in the Tiruchirapalli district of Tamil Nadu. The first two came from France and the third belonged to England . All three have become known as Indian sages. Bede Griffiths is being hailed as a brahmavid, a claim advanced rarely even by ancient Hindu rishis!!

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Ensure enrolment in Census 2011 | TwoCircles.net

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    • The dates on which Census is being conducted in various States/Union Territories is given below:

      Date of commencement States /UTs
      1st April to 15th May, 2010 New Delhi (NDMC area), West Bengal, Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand,  A & N Islands, Goa, Meghalaya
      7th April to 22nd May, 2010 Kerala, Lakshadweep, Orissa, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim
      15th April to 31st May, 2010 Karnataka, Arunachal, Chandigarh
      21st April to 4th June, 2010 Gujarat, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu
      26th April to 10th June, 2010 Tripura, Andhra Pradesh
      1st May 15th June, 2010 Haryana, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Punjab, Uttaranchal, Maharashtra
      7th May to 22nd June, 2010 Madhya Pradesh
      15th May to 30th June, 2010 J & K, Manipur, Mizoram, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh
      1st June to 15th July, 2010 Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Himachal Pradesh (non synchronous), Nagaland

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Rahim behaves like Ram or Robert to be part of crowd | TwoCircles.net

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    • The jubilation at the news of Kasab’s capital punishment was obscene. The pronouncement of the death sentence was a grim event reminding us of the unfortunate obligation of a state to break a human being’s neck to kill him. It was no occasion to raise the victory sign nor to fire crackers on the road. But if Rahim does not join Ram and Robert in the celebration he will be branded pro-terrorism. It is like if he is not with them he is against them.
    • And since Rahim is not capable of thinking rationally he does the crazy things like holding the placard asking to hang Kasab at Bhendi Bazar or like going to Azad maidan and praying in front of television cameras for the defeat of Pakistani team in a cricket match.

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मुस्लिम दूसरे धर्म की लड़की को नहीं बना सकते बीवी - Muslim marriage void if girl is not muslim - www.bhaskar.com

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Jagran - Yahoo! India - आतंक के प्रेरणास्त्रोत

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    • वस्तुत: इस्लामी जिहाद 'एकमात्र सच्चे पंथ' की कट्टरवादी मानसिकता की ही देन है। कथित उदारवादी बुद्धिजीवी और भारत के सेकुलर चिंतक अर्से से जिहादी जुनून के कारणों के प्रति भ्रातिया फैलाते रहे हैं। उनके अनुसार गरीबी, अशिक्षा और सच्चे इस्लाम के बारे में सही जानकारी का अभाव मुसलमानों के एक वर्ग को शेष विश्व के खिलाफ हिंसा के लिए उकसाता है। टाइम्स स्क्वायर पर बम धमाके की साजिश करने वाला फैसल एक यमनी-अमेरिकी कठमुल्ला अनवर अल अवलाकी से गहरे प्रेरित था। अवलाकी ने किस कुरान की विवेचना कर फैसल को बड़े पैमाने पर तबाही मचाने के लिए प्रेरित किया? मुंबई पर 26/11 को किए गए हमले के मास्टरमाइंड के बीच करीबी रिश्तों का पता चला है। दो अलग-अलग जगहों में आतंकी ताडव मचाने का प्रेरणास्त्रोत आखिर कौन है? महमूद गजनी, मुहम्मद गोरी, कुतुबुद्दीन ऐबक, तैमुरलंग, सिकंदर लोदी, इब्राहिम लोदी से लेकर औरंगजेब को बुतश्किन और गाजी बनने के लिए किसने प्रेरित किया? बख्तियार खिलजी ने नालंदा, विक्रमशिला और उदंतपुर के विश्वविख्यात हिंदू शिक्षण संस्थानों को ध्वस्त क्यों किया? न्याय का घटा बाधने वाले जहागीर ने सिख गुरु अर्जुन देव का वध क्यों किया? गाजी औरंगजेब ने गुरु तेगबहादुर और गुरु गोविंद सिंह के नाबालिग बच्चों की बर्बरतापूर्वक हत्या क्यों की? क्या यह माना जाए कि ओसामा बिन लादेन आदि को इस्लाम की सही जानकारी नहीं है और केवल सेकुलरिस्टों को ही सही ज्ञान है?

      यह झूठ भी परोसा जाता है कि प्रजातात्रिक व्यवस्था आतंकवाद को काबू में रख सकती है। उनका तर्क है कि यदि मुसलमान पूर्ण स्वतंत्रता के साथ रहें और उन्हें प्रजातात्रिक ढंग से अपना नेता चुनने को मिले तो आतंकवादी पैदा ही नहीं हों। पाश्चात्य आधुनिक प्रजातंत्र में स्वतंत्र और खुशहाल जीवन जीने वाले मुस्लिम युवा फिर किस कारण उसी धरती को लहूलुहान करते हैं?

    • क्या राजनीतिक भेदभाव इस्लामी चरमपंथ का कारण है? अमेरिका, ब्रिटेन, फ्रास, जर्मनी, भारत जैसे गैर मुस्लिम देशों में क्या मुसलमानों के साथ राजनीतिक स्तर पर भेदभाव का आरोप सच है? हमारे यहा भारतीय प्रशासनिक सेवा की परीक्षा में एक मुसलमान टाप करता है और इसका प्रमाण है डा. फैसल शाह। एक मुसलमान इस देश की सबसे बड़ी संवैधानिक कुर्सी पर बैठता है और इस देश के संविधान प्रावधान बनाकर अल्पसंख्यकों से यह वादा करता है कि उनके साथ किसी तरह का कोई भेदभाव नहीं होगा। यही स्थिति तमाम अन्य प्रजातात्रिक देशों में भी है और वहा मुसलमान किसी भी मुस्लिम देश की अपेक्षा ज्यादा खुशहाल और स्वतंत्र हैं। किंतु क्या एक भी ऐसा मुस्लिम देश है जहा ऐसी ही व्यवस्था हो? किस मुस्लिम देश में एक गैर मुस्लिम को शासनाध्यक्ष बनाया गया? हमारे यहा तो विकृत सेकुलरवाद के कारण बहुसंख्यक ही हाशिए पर हैं। यदि ऐसा नहीं होता तो कश्मीर घाटी के मूल निवासी-कश्मीरी पंडित इसी देश में निर्वासित नहीं होते।

      जहा तक ऐतिहासिक अन्याय का प्रश्न है, यथार्थ इसका भी समर्थन नहीं करता। दुनिया का करीब हर समुदाय उत्कर्ष और अपकर्ष के दौर से गुजरा है, किंतु समय के साथ संबंधित समुदाय का प्रवाह कभी थमा नहीं। यह इस्लाम ही है, जो अपने स्वर्णिम अतीत का रोना रोता है। भारत में कई जातिया सामाजिक भेदभाव व शोषण की शिकार हुईं। कौन-सी जाति बम विस्फोट में सैकड़ों लोगों की जान लेकर अपना प्रतिशोध ले रही है? इस्लामी आतंक पर काबू पाने के लिए इन प्रश्नों का ईमानदारी से उत्तर ढूंढ़ना होगा।

      [बलबीर पुंज: लेखक राज्यसभा सासद हैं]

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जाति आधारित जनगणना की उलझनें

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    • जातीय गणना में कई व्यावहारिक दिक्कतें हैं। 1931 के बाद जनगणना में जाति का जिक्र भी व्यवहारिक कारणों से ही बंद किया गया था। तब कई मामलों में यह पाया गया था कि लोग जिस जाति के होते थे अपने को उससे ऊंची जाति का बता देते थे। यही खतरा एक दूसरी तरह से आज भी दिखाई दे रहा है। चूंकि आज पूरी राजनीति जातीय वोट बैंक पर आधारित है, इसलिए बहुत सम्भव है कि अपनी-अपनी जातियों के बारे में संख्या बढ़ा चढ़ा कर पेश की जाएगी। 1881 की जनगणना में कुल 1885 अनुसूचित जातियों और अनुसूचित जनजातियों की पहचान की गयी थी। इसके बावजूद 2001 की जनगणना में इन जातियों की संख्या 18748 से अधिक हो गयी। इनमें से कई के नाम, उपनाम गैर-दलित, आदिवासी जातियों के थे। 1931 के बाद पिछले 70 वर्ष में कई जातियों के नाम बदल गये हैं, कई नयी जातियां सामने आ गयी हैं, कई जातियां दूसरों से मिल गयी हैं या सामाजिक वरीयता में ऊपर-नीचे हो गयी हैं। साथ ही विभिन्न राज्यों में पिछड़े वर्गों की सूचियां भी भिन्न-भिन्न हैं। सबसे बड़ा खतरा जाति आधारित जनगणना को लेकर नहीं है, खतरा यह है कि इससे मिलें आंकड़ों को बाद में राजनीति के हथियार के तौर पर इस्तेमाल किया जा सकता है। बल्कि किया ही जाएगा। यह भी हो सकता है कि कुछ जातियों को अगर ये आंकडे अगर उनकी उम्मीदों पर खरे उतरते नहीं दिखाई दिए तो वे इसे मानने से ही इनकार कर सकती हैं। ऐसे में जनगणना एक बेवजह राजनैतिक विवाद का कारण बन जाएगी। जबकि जनगणना इसके लिए होती नहीं है।

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    • Unfortunately, on the Indian side there is a certain loss of focus accompanied by an almost escapist romanticism, a refusal to see the dark clouds that have always been circling the sun that they can see now. Perhaps the pressure generated by decades of terrorism is telling. Whatever be the reason, it cannot be denied that that many of India's analysts and policy makers are now increasingly inclined to take the easy, early, least disruptive way out of the many problems that confront India, without allowing possible long term repercussions to trouble them unduly.
    • Some of us clearly seem to have have forgotten that Pakistan was created solely on the basis of religion and that its claim over J&K is also based on religion alone, as is the demand for merger of the whole state with Pakistan/independence that ethnic Kashmiris living in the tiny valley of Kashmir have been making for decades. Secular India has somehow collectively moulded itself to pretend that the problem is primarily political in nature and that, as far as India is concerned, it should not view any solution through the prism of religion.

      It is largely due to this elitist, even rootless, aversion to accepting and facing the communal soul of the problem, that Pakistan is well on its way to getting India to agree to a camel-in-the-tent deal that is not only not going to lead to peace but is, without doubt, going to create serious difficulties for India in the long run.
    • The “somewhat artificial in composition” princely state of Jammu and Kashmir came into existence in 1846 when the British sold most of the area included in the state to Gulab Singh for Rs 75 lakhs. In 1947, the then Maharaja of the state, with the support of the ethnic Kashmiri Muslim leader Sheikh Abdullah, decided to join India rather than Pakistan. The price that Abdullah successfully extracted from Pandit Nehru for this decision was the holding of a plebiscite and inclusion of Article 370 in the Indian constitution. These two steps, among many others, converted the state into a virtual Sheikhdom of the Abdullahs and ethnic Kashmiri Muslims.

      In 1956, India was reorganised on a linguistic basis and all erstwhile princely states ceased to exist. Had the same principle been extended to J&K, it would have been reorganised into at least three states/union territories: Kashmiri speaking Kashmir Valley, Dogri, Rajasthani and Punjabi speaking Jammu, and Ladakh. But this was not done because such a reorganisation would have also been broadly along religious lines and, most significantly, left just the tiny Kashmir Valley under the control of Kashmiri Muslims who have nothing in common with people living in other parts of the only remaining unnatural state of India.

      Paradoxically, Pakistan did exactly the opposite, giving precedence to ethnicity over religion to completely reshape the portion of the state that it had captured in 1948, and slice it surgically into three parts. The 72,496 sq km Gilgit-Baltistan area, the largest part of the state that was always administered directly by Pakistan, was was officially granted full autonomy in 2009. It is not a part of the original state. In 1963, Pakistan also unilaterally ceded the 5,800 sq km Shaksgam tract to China.

      What Pakistan now calls Azad Kashmir (AK) is a narrow 13,297 sq km strip that is 400 km long, with a width varying from 16 to 64 km. What is extremely significant is that AK has 99 per cent ethnic Punjabi population comprising of Gujjars, Rajputs, Jats etc. These people have no linguistic, cultural or genetic affinity to the few ethnic Kashmiris, who are of Dardic origin, living there or in the Valley. AK, therefore, has as little claim to being called part of Kashmir as the parts that Pakistan has severed from the part of the original state under its control. It takes little intelligence to deduce that Pakistan has chosen to name this tiny tract Azad Kashmir only so that it can use it to pursue its claim over the part of the original princely state of Jammu and Kashmir that is with India.
    • Let us not be carried away by voices in India imagining that after the deal is through, the LOC will be magically converted into something like the non-existent borders in the European Community, with people moving freely and happily across as civilised human beings who are nicely settled and at peace with each other and the world. We must know that such voices are either ignorant of the realities of religion and history or are pretending to be so, to lull Indians into believing that once the LOC goes, Kashmir will become Europe.

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The Rediscovery of India » Blog Archive » The Yoga Disease

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    • So is Deepak Chopra’s–and similar folks’–empire built only on sheer oratory and fluff? Does he know any Yoga and Hindu philosophy at all? As Dr. Shukla shows, Chopra is aware of these concepts and philosophies but refuses to as much as acknowledge them as rooted in Hinduism. Worse, he seeks to divorce them from Hinduism.
    • This is equally applicable in this case. Yoga is not for everybody: and I’m talking about aspirants who want to reach the final state of Yogic bliss or Samadhi. Asanas, pranayama, meditation, etc are merely aids for attaining Samadhi. According to tradition, only a person who has actually experienced Samadhi is qualified to teach them to others.

      But what are the self-proclaimed Yoga Gurus actually teaching? “Healing,” “wellness,” “well-being,” “being attentive,” “mindfulness,” and related nonsense in the name of Yoga. For good reason. The purveyors of such terms are not self-realized souls, I suspect they haven’t ever experienced Samadhi (I challenge them to prove me wrong). They are but mere traders.

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Indian Hindus want to make Malaysia a Hindu nation- Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal | altnews.asia

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    • Under a façade of fanatic secular democracy, Indian regime has indeed been promoting Hinduism and its extreme Hindutva rein not only in India or its neighborhoods, but even far flung Islamic nations. Malaysia is one of the worst affected Islamic nations by offering refuge to Hindus thrown out of India without sustenance. Indian regime, its various Hindutva organizations, Indian government missions, industrialists are dying hard to make some other countries Hindu nations.
    • (More to Follow….>)

      -Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
      New Delhi

      Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal, Specialist on State Terrorism; Chronicler of Freedom movements (Palestine, Kashmir, etc) ; Independent Columnist in International Affairs; Research Scholar (JNU) & the only Indian to have gone through entire India, a fraud and terror nation in South Asia.

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The 27 Year War, Part VI | General | History

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    • It was not Shivaji's personality but his vision and his values was what Deccan fought for. They imbibed that vision and made it their own. After that, they were not fighting for their hero, they were fighting for themselves. The secret of why people simply refused to surrender to Mughal power can be found not in Shivaji's heroics, but somewhere else. The secret lies in the reforms he brought. During the short span of his governance, Shivaji brought a manifold of reforms. For the purpose of discussion, I will divide them into four categories. Governance reforms, political reforms, defense reforms and social reforms.
    • Horizontal decentralization helped keep uniformity across the whole empire and made it easy for people to migrate, do business, and remain one political entity. Also when divided this way, different branches of government keep check on each other and stop each other from running amok.
    • Unlike Rajputs, who stuck to their code of warriors even as Mughal and Persian invaders broke every possible rule of ethics, Marathas retaliated in tit-for-tat way. They preferred guerrilla warfare for defense and engaged in open field battles only when necessary. They never disrespected the women like Khilji and Ghori did, so they were certainly ethical minded. But they never shied from attacking their enemies at night if required. They were more committed to the political objective than the personal objective of bravery.

      Additionally Shivaji launched Navy.

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  • Shivaji scrapped this system of taxation and introduced taxes where the amount that was to be collected from the peasants was fixed.
  • Shivaji's fiscal policies were conservative. Thus no magnificent monuments like Taj Mahal or Royal Mughal gardens were built by Shivaji. But it was him for whom his nation was ready to die.
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What Directions for India | General | Vigil

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    • Written by Dr. Babu Suseelan   
    • This mental misdirection, phony interpretations and bogus root cause theories will not help us to save Hindus from the belly of the beast. We need a real hero like Shri Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj who rose in Maharashtra to root out brutal and oppressive Islamic rule in India. We need a great man like Guru Gobind Sigh who was able to rejuvenate Hindus and confronted the cruel Islamic invaders and saved Hindu Dharma. Hindus should not follow the bumper sticker solutions offered by pseudo secularists. Hindus need to wake up and use positive force, intelligence and valor that can make a difference.

      Our task is very complicated. We have to enact many roles: the roles of advocate, teacher, researcher, policy analyst, social activist, mentor and more. Hindu leaders must possess multiple skills for micro, mezzo, and macro level-practice. We need to respond effectively to Hindu problems in all level.

    • This mental misdirection, phony interpretations and bogus root cause theories will not help us to save Hindus from the belly of the beast. We need a real hero like Shri Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj who rose in Maharashtra to root out brutal and oppressive Islamic rule in India. We need a great man like Guru Gobind Sigh who was able to rejuvenate Hindus and confronted the cruel Islamic invaders and saved Hindu Dharma. Hindus should not follow the bumper sticker solutions offered by pseudo secularists. Hindus need to wake up and use positive force, intelligence and valor that can make a difference.

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  • I saw Hindus flocking into Temples and participating festivals not realizing Temple funds are looted by the government. Why do so many Hindus vote for anti National Congress party, Marxist atheists and divisive parties? They are clearly seemed to be against the interests of Hindus. Yet they vote for the anti Hindu, anti national political parties. This self-destructive trend has always existed in India since independence. The anti-national Congress party managed to retain power-even as the number of the working poor Hindus has increased. India's demographic is such that Hindus should gain power in Delhi and in several states. It is only Hindus lack of political interest and cultural commitment that prevents this reality. This situation is likely to persist, especially if Hindu organizations cannot revivify and revitalize Hindus with active political participation.
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|| Satyameva Jayate || » . » 1 unnamed “leader”, 1000 illegal settlers and vote-bank politics

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    • …facts…reveal how vested political interests have joined hands with illegal settlers and encouraged them to encroach on land, including sensitive Protected Areas..

      The latest incident in which scores of people entered Orang National Park and built up shelters within a span of few hours has demonstrated how well-planned and motivated the entire operation was.

    • Nearly 1,000 people…entered the South-western part of the national park…The status of their citizenship…was very doubtful.

      This is where it gets interesting:

      Sources, on condition of anonymity, told The Assam Tribune that even while they were being pushed out of the national park, the offenders were issuing threats and made reference to a particular political leader of the Congress party.

    Orang National Park Map
    • As you can see from the map, the nearest town/city appears to be Tezpur. Sure enough, Tezpur did turn out to be the constituency which appears to include Orang.
    Tezpur Constituency
    • And guess who turns out to be the Congress candidate from Tezpur?

      Shri Moni Kumar Subba, 3-time MP from Tezpur who lost to the AGP candidate in 2009, after representing the constitutency for almost 11 years.

    Moni Kumar Subba
    • But being a three-time Member of Lok Sabha is not Sh Subba’s only claim to fame. He may well be the only non-Indian citizen to ever become a people’s representative in India’s history.
    • Subba has for 16 years lied that he is an Indian. The truth is he is a Nepalese, and he is a criminal. A report by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) says Subba is a Nepali national originally named Moni Raj Limbo, who escaped from the Illam prison in Nepal while serving sentence for murder.

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|| Satyameva Jayate || » . » On Remittances, Media Houses and Covert Evangelism

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    Grow India World Vision
    • If you have never heard of “Grow India“, I don’t blame you. I was alerted to this combined effort” of Remit2India and WorldVision via two separate emails yesterday morning (Thanks to M Balaji and S Venkat).
    • Sounds pretty harmless, right?

      Except that “Remit2India” is the flagship brand of TimesofMoney (a part of the prestigious Times Group) and is the “most preferred online remittance channel for overseas Indians across the globe”. In short, it has tremendous reach and a very large customer base.

      World Vision is in a league of its own. As I had mentioned in a recent post,

      This is the same organisation one of whose employees is suspected of being involved in the murder of Swami Laxmanananda in Kandhamal…(This) Seattle-based Christian organization with strong evangelical roots…(is) also the largest U.S.-based international relief and development organization whose budget has roughly tripled over the last decade.

      It boasts of around 40,000 staff members in nearly 100 countries. That’s more staff members than CARE, Save the Children and the worldwide operations of the United States Agency for International Development — combined.

      Officially, World Vision

      …is a Christian humanitarian organization working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities living in poverty and injustice.  World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, caste, race, ethnicity or gender.

      Unofficially, it appears to have a different agenda:

      We analyse every project, every programme we undertake, to make sure that within that programme evangelism is a significant component. We cannot feed individuals and then let them go to hell.

      —Ted Engstrom (former president of World Vision International)

    • I find it odd that the only organisation TimesofMoney found worthy of partnering in the noble cause of uplifting the poor in India turns out to have an evangelical Christian streak. Imagine the ruckus had TimesofMoney partnered with a “Hindu” organisation to promote rural welfare schemes in India. But then I forget, we are a “secular” country.

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|| Satyameva Jayate || » . » Are all religions equal?

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    • This view resounds in the echo chamber of popular culture…Even the Dalai Lama, who should know better, has gotten into the act, claiming
    • This view resounds in the echo chamber of popular culture…Even the Dalai Lama, who should know better, has gotten into the act, claiming that “all major religious traditions carry basically the same message.”
    Different Religions
    • …To claim that all religions are basically the same…is not to deny the differences between a Buddhist who believes in no god, a Jew who believes in one God, and a Hindu who believes in many gods. It is to deny that those differences matter, however. From this perspective, whether God has a body (yes, say Mormons; no, say Muslims) or whether human beings have souls (yes, say Hindus; no, say Buddhists) is of no account because, as Hindu teacher Swami Sivananda writes, “The fundamentals or essentials of all religions are the same. There is difference only in the nonessentials.

      This is a lovely sentiment but it is untrue, disrespectful, and dangerous.

    • There is a long tradition of Christian thinkers who assume that salvation is the goal of all religions and then argue that only Christians can achieve this goal. Philosopher of religion Huston Smith, who grew up in China as a child of Methodist missionaries, rejected this argument but not its guiding assumption. “To claim salvation as the monopoly of any one religion,” he wrote, “is like claiming that God can be found in this room and not the next.” It might seem to be an admirable act of empathy to assert that Confucians and Buddhists can be saved. But this statement is confused to the core, since salvation is not something that either Confucians or Buddhists seek. Salvation is a Christian goal, and when Christians speak of it, they are speaking of being saved from sin. But Confucians and Buddhists do not believe in sin, so it makes no sense for them to try to be saved from it. And while Muslims and Jews do speak of sin of a sort, neither Islam nor Judaism describes salvation from sin as its aim. When a jailer asks the apostle Paul, “What must I do to be saved?” (Acts 16:30), he is asking not a generic human question but a specifically Christian one. So while it may seem to be an act of generosity to state that Confucians and Buddhists and Muslims and Jews can also be saved, this statement is actually an act of obfuscation.
    • Comments
    • 1. Suresh Vyas said:
    • Those who say all religions are same are mostly the so called Hindus, and they say it to the Hindus only. They do not take the responsibility to convince it to the Christians or the Muslims. And they do not give up Hindu dharma. If all religions are same, then there should not be any denial to give up one religion and accept another.

      No Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Jain, or Jew etc says all religions are same. So, then why the Hindus show should say it when it is not true? To say it is sheer foolishness. They sing asato maa sat gamaya, but they lie when they say all religions are same, and they do not know it is a lie.

    • Dalai Lama cannot do anything. He the Buddha cannot stop China (the communist) from killing and occupying Tibet. He cannot do it with ahimsaa. He requests the “international community” to help stop China. So, note that ahimsa cannot solve the problem against China, Russia, Saddam Husain’s, Ben Ladins, or Hitlers. It works against the Hindus and Paarsis (Zoroastrians). So, ahimsa is not paramo dharma, not an absolute principle. If it were, it should be able to solve the problem of Dalai Lama. In contrast Hindu dharma includes kshatriya dharma. Therefore, Krishna recommends Arjun to fight, even when Arjun says (in Gita) he does not want to fight.

      Jainism is perverted version of the dharma given by the Rishabh Dev incarnation of Vishnu. Srimad Bhagavatam talks about it in detail. The Jains originally were Hindus who were vaishyas (traders, baniyas). Trading or business is not possible when there is fighting and fear or anarchy in the society. They chose not to fight, and want to avoid himsa at all costs.

    • Jains choose to live in the Vedic land and with the Vedic people. No Jain opens his shop or business in a Muslim country like Saudi Arabia or Afghanistan. They say there is no god, just follow and live like arihantas (the great personalities.) They say the particles of bad karma stick with the soul permanently and there is no way out except following ahimsa and fasting. They do believe in re-incarnation like Buddhists. Because there is no god for them, their sins cannot be washed out. They need to suffer the reactions of their sins. In contrast, the Vedic dharma has god. God or His advanced devotees can wipe out sins of one who surrenders to them completely. Now a days I see that Jains tend to accept Krishna as one of their arihantas. This is good, going back to the roots.
    • Where as the merchants who had no ability to fight became Jains, the farmers of Punjab chose to fight with the invading Muslims. Sikh dharma was born thus. Guru Nanak was a great saint. The Hindus of Punjab had to fight constantly against the invading Muslims coming from northwest. Guru Nanak created a dharma that he thought will be more palatable to the Muslims. Muslims say Allah has no form. So, Nanak accepted advaita siddhanta from the Vedas. And he accepted the kshatriya dharma from the Varnaasrama dharma. So, the Sikhs believe that God has no form, but god is all merciful in contrast to Allah that is not merciful to non-believers. They will fight with any one who does asuric things or tries to take away others’ rights or property. So, they are armed farmers. Now, Jains are unarmed traders. They rely on the Hindus for their protection. They donate to the fighters. Bhaamaashaa is an example.

      This is all about knowing and understanding the truth. Truth is one, so it could unite when understood. Please see the videos (a pravachan by a swami) at these links:

      Hindus : STOP preaching all religions are equal 1/2

      Hindus : STOP preaching all religions are equal 2/2

    • 9. Bhagwat Shah said:
    • Hindus need to realise that they are the only ones who believe in this non-existent “sarva dharma samabhava”. Other religions laugh at us for our glib acceptance of this non-existent ideal ! Jihadis keep coming to India from its “neighbours” to convert us by force. Money keeps pouring in from the Middle East, Europe and USA to convert us by coersion. Yet, our leaders keep exhorting us to believe in “equality of religions”, time after time, bomb after bomb, murder after murder.

      Read the rest of the article on http://www.pushti-marg.net/bhagwat/equality-r.htm

    • 11. Suresh Vyas said:
    • The Vedic scriptures say, ahimsaa paramo dharma, dharma himsaa tathaiva cha.
      The second part of the message (which the Gandians never mention) says that it is also dharma to fight when necessary to check or kill adharmis.
    • 15. Suresh Vyas said:

      Lord Buddha is predicted in Srimand Bhagavatam 11th canto,4th Chapter 22nd verse:

      bhümer bharävataraëäya yaduñv ajanmä
      jätaù kariñyati surair api duñkaräëi
      vädair vimohayati yajïa-kåto ‘tad-arhän
      çüdrän kalau kñiti-bhujo nyahaniñyad ante

      Translation by Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad:
      “To diminish the burden of the earth, the unborn Lord will take birth in the Yadu dynasty and perform feats impossible even for the demigods. Propounding speculative philosophy, the Lord, as Buddha, will bewilder the unworthy performers of Vedic sacrifices. And as Kalki the Lord will kill all the low-class men posing as rulers at the end of the age of Kali.”

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 RSS schools to counter Madarsas on Indo-Nepal border- Hindustan Times

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    • Manish chandra Pandey
    • The RSS, which has always demanded a check on the 'mushroom' growth of the madarsas,specially, on the porous UP-Nepal border, has now hit upon a novel idea to counter it -- RSS-run Vidya Bharti schools, all along the roughly 550 kilometer-long-border, eastern UP shares with Nepal.

       To undertake the task, theSangh has floated a new body, Seema Jagran Manch, which would oversee the construction of these schools.

    • Senior police officials while confirming that the madarsas on the borders have increased manifold, said, "There are some cases where we have inputs that something suspicious might be going on along the border. But, then, there's no guarantee that RSS-run schools would be able to improve things." The police sources said that there were around 1000 madarsas on both sides of the border.

       Undeterred, the Sangh plans to go ahead with its plan of building schools. But that's not all. Senior RSS leader Indresh Kumar said, "Through the Seema Jagran Manchwe have started conducting coaching camps in border areas to provide training to youths. We plan to create a network in the border areas, which would tip-off security forces on spotting any suspicious activity there."

       A drive is already on to make more and more people on the border join the Seema Suraksha Bal and to encourage greater interaction between the Seema Suraksha Bal (SSB) and the people living on the Indian side of the border, the RSS has launched a novel rakshabandhan scheme, encouraging people on the Indian side to tie rakhi to SSB jawans.

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    • After his date with Special Investigation Team(SIT) appointed by Supreme Court of India to investigate Godhra riot cases, Vishwa Hindu Parishad general secretary Dr. Pravin Togadia today said, he would take proper action at proper time against Zakia Jaffri and Teesta Setalwad. Togadia said, ” I would take proper action at proper time against Zakia Jaffri who has dragged us here(at SIT) and also against Teesta Setalwad because there is a conspiracy to hang many innocent Hindus of Gujarat.”
    • Togadia’s investigation went on for about three hours. Togadia didn’t reveal much about content of investigation, but said, “SIT asked me why I was in Gujarat during riots in 2002. I replied if not in Gujarat, should I be in pakistan?”

      “SIT is harassing innocent Hindus.”Suppose if my name was Hussain, I would not have summoned by SIT,” he added.

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