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Western countries must return Indian antiquities. They are India's wealth
THE Director General of the Archaeological Survey of India Dr Gautam Sengupta recently said that India will launch a "diplomatic and legal campaign" to retrieve India’s stolen and looted antiquities that adorn western museums now. Top in the list are the Koh-I-Noor diamond, the Sultanganj Buddha (over 1500 years old), the idol of goddess Saraswati from Raja Bhoj’s temple, and Amravati railings, he said. Sengupta rightly said that the list of items looted, stolen and forced out of the country is too long to handle. And yet, India must make a beginning. The efforts made till now have not borne fruit. Now India has decided to seek the help of UNESCO and the support of other nations like Mexico, Egypt, Greece and China who are also victims of colonial loot.
There was the classic case of the idol of Nataraja, installed at the Puttur temple in Tamil Nadu, which was traced at London. It was returned to India and restored to the temple after a long drawn legal battle.
One of the rarest of rare Atharva Veda manuscript in Sharda script (dated 900 BC) is now located in the Tubingen University Library, Germany. The library presented a digitised version of this manuscript to India a few years ago.
While this issue is undisputable that the precious artefacts should be returned to the countries of origin, it is equally important to ponder over our own track record in caring for the remnants of our great cultural past.
here is a law that says that any article of more than 75 years old cannot be taken out of the borders of India. The ASI has the responsibility to give approval for any antiquity to be taken out. The law is never applied in spirit.
Dr Subramanian Swamy had filed a case in the Supreme Court against antiquity smuggling with the collusion of senior politicians. He had sought to expose how the nexus worked.
No other country suffered such loot as India did, also because no other nation had this treasure of precious things. From Babur to Nadir Shah to Gazni to Khilji to Robert Clive to Dalhousie, it has been one raid after another.
The Delhi High Court has issued a notice to BJP leader and MP Varun Gandhi on a defamation suit filed by his rival and Congress candidate from the Pilibhit Lok Sabha constituency in Uttar Pradesh in the last general elections.
Mr. Gandhi was elected from Pilibhit.
Issuing the notice, Justice J.R. Midha asked Mr. Gandhi to file a reply to the suit by July 28. Before issuing the notice, the Court asked the plaintiff, V.M. Singh, to explain the delay in filing the suit.
The plaintiff in the suit charged that Mr. Gandhi had used defamatory language against him in the election campaign.
बहुचर्चित सूरत बम धमाकों का आरोपी और 1993 के दोहरे धमाके में शामिल मोस्ट वांटेड टाइगर हनीफ सलाखों के पीछे होने के बजाय लंदन में मजे की जिंदगी जी रहा है। मोहम्मद पटेल के नाम से बोल्टन में सब्जी बेचने का काम करने वाले हनीफ को फरवरी में स्कॉटलैंड यार्ड ने रिमांड पर रखा। लेकिन ब्रिटिश हाई कोर्ट के जज ने मामले की सुनवाई के के बाद हनीफ को सशर्त जमानत दे दी। माना जा रहा है कि हनीफ को भारत आने पर 20 साल की सजा भुगतनी होगी। इंटरपोल में हनीफ को मोस्ट वांटेड की सूची में शामिल किया गया है।
उल्लेखनीय है कि हनीफ पर ब्रिटन में प्रवेश लेने के लिए फर्जी पहचान पत्र का उपयोग किया था जिसके तहत शुरू में देश में शरण लेने से मना कर दिया गया। हालांकि बाद में उसे पासपोर्ट दे दिया गया । वहीं हनीफ के मित्र के हवाले से एक समाचार पत्र ने कहा है कि हनीफ का प्रत्यर्पण नहीं हो सकता है। हनीफ के वकील का कहना है कि भारत को सौंपने पर उसे वहां परेशान किया जा सकता है। वकील के अनुसार उसे अगले महीने लंदन में कोर्ट में पेश किया जाएगा।
शनिवार को हिंदू तख्त ने जगराओं पुल पर जनरल वैद्य का होर्डिग्स लगा दिया था। जिस पर माहौल पूरी तरह गरमा गया था। देर रात प्रशासन ने होर्डिग्स को वहां से हटवा दिया था। होर्डिग्स हटाने को लेकर रविवार को हिंदू तख्त के सदस्यों ने फव्वारा चौक स्थित दुर्गा माता मंदिर में बैठक की। बैठक में 10 अगस्त को जनरल वैद्य का शहीदी दिवस मनाने का निर्णय लिया गया। नेताओं का कहना है कि इस मौके पर आतंकवाद के दौरान शहीद हुए पुलिस मुलाजिमों के परिवारों को भी सम्मानित किया जाएगा।
उधर, दूसरी तरफ राजीव गांधी यूथ फेडरेशन की बैठक में प्रधान वरूण मेहता ने कहा कि राज्य सरकार की शह पर अलगाववादी ताकतें माहौल खराब करने की कोशिश कर रही हैं। उन्होंने जरनैल सिंह भिंडरांवाला की प्रचार सामग्री पर तुरंत पाबंदी लगाने की मांग की।
A bridegroom was allegedly kidnapped by the brothers of his sister-in-law, a Muslim, to ‘avenge’ her marriage.
The groom, Bharat Ghalchar of Dhanera Taluka in Gujarat’s Banaskantha district, was on his way to the bride’s house in Ahmedabad district on Sunday when Arif Shah Sai, Habib Shah Sai, brothers of Bharat’s sister-in-law Shabnam, and ten unidentified men stopped his marriage procession near Deesa and abducted him.
The kidnappers have reportedly demanded that their sister be handed over to them. Shabnam married Bharat’s brother Sanjay around six months ago against the wishes of her family.
The abducted man’s in-laws wait for the marriage procession to arrive at their home in Zariwala chali in Ahmedabad on Sunday.
Twelve people reportedly stopped the private bus near Deesa and abducted the groom as one of the accused was unhappy with the marriage of his sister to the groom’s brother. The accused has threatened to kill the youth if his sister is not released.
Two of the accused have been identified as Arif Shah Sai and Habib Shah Sai, while the rest are yet to be identified. The investigation in the case has been handed over to the Patan deputy superintendent of police.
Banaskantha Superintendent of Police H G Patel said: “The incident is fallout of Sanjay’s marriage with a girl from another community. Shabnam’s brother, Habib, has been pressurising the Ghalchar family to send her back for quite some time. But Shabnam is unwilling to return.”
Sonia is holy cow, not Hindu ethos and icons Mobilise people against UPA’s insensitivity By Shyam Khosla
On her part, she is arrogant and had made extremely derogatory remarks against the then Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee by calling him a "traitor" and calling popular Chief Minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi "maut ka saudagar". She didn’t have the decency to apologise for these derogatory remarks that have no place in public discourse. But she and her party is totally intolerant if any critical reference is made to the Italian-born lady’ personality or personal life. It, therefore, surprises no one that the party has sent legal notices to the Madrid-based Javior Moro, the author of a famous novel The Red Sari, and the Italian and Spanish publishers of the book.
In J&K, the Congress-led Government has banned a newspaper - the first in the troubled state - for carrying a picture of the leader with a derogatory caption. The newspaper appears to be guilty of indulging in obscenity. But isn’t it worrisome that the State Government acted against a newspaper for carrying an indecent caption but not against many others that have been spreading treason for the last so many years?
While the Government is too sensitive to any derogatory remark against a politician - Sonia Gandhi in this case - it is most insensitive to insults heaped on Hindu society, its ethos and icons. Prof. Wendy Doniger of Chicago University is the latest in the series of foreign writers who routinely denigrate Hindu thought and literature. Her book, The Hindus-An Alternative History is an extremely superficial narration and a distorted presentation of Hinduism. She confesses her focus in exploring Hindu scriptures was sexual.
The attack on Hindu values and icon by MF Husain, the notorious painter was extremely hurting. It took us decades to stand up against him. He persisted with painting Hindu icons and Bharat Mata in nude and disgraceful positions. When sections of enraged Hindus woke up to the evil designs of the painter and held peaceful demonstrations against exhibition of his insulting paintings, "liberal" brigade and human rights industry rose in his defence claiming it was the artist’s right to interpret. They didn’t for a moment realise that the evil soul was purposely insulting Hindu psyche by depicting Hindu gods in naked and that he never painted Muslim or Christian Gods and icons in similar fashion. Now, he has given up his Indian citizenship, the "liberals" accuse Hindus of hounding out country’s "greatest" artist.
So much for our commitment to defend national honour and dignity!