Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Can someone define ‘minority’ please?

Can someone define ‘minority’ please?: "

What do you mean when you say ‘minority community’? On the face of it the answer to this question is pretty simple- community which is lesser in numbers compared to others. Fair enough. It is for this reason that Sikhs, Christians, Muslims, Buddhists and Zoroastrians have been given this status by our govt (You can check out this list as given on the website of Minority Affairs Ministry here). While this list may have some justification if you take it for the nation as a whole but it does not stand to logic when considered with regard to communal violence, something which the draft PREVENTION OF COMMUNAL AND TARGETED VIOLENCE (ACCESS TO JUSTICE AND REPARATIONS) BILL, 2011” (PCTVB) seeks to address but has the potential to achieve the exact opposite instead.

The draft bill, in no uncertain terms, has laid down the criteria for protection of these minority communities in the event of any violence against them. While there is no doubt that there should not be any violence against them but is it wrong to say that there should not be any violence against the majority community either? But guess what? The law does not remain the same when the roles are reversed, ie when a group of people from minority community attack someone from a majority community the rules change completely. And this is just one major flaw. There are many others too like what happens when members of two different minority communities clash with each other? For example, a Shia-Sunni clash or what happens if Muslims clash with Christians or Sikhs or any other minority community? The law does not amplify this. And if that be so, by default you can make out that this bill is intended to target Hindus and Hindus only. Incidentally, the law is also mum about clashes between two different castes within the Hindu majority.

When you talk of communal violence, the term ‘minority’ should be relevant to that particular situation. If Muslims were a minority in Gujarat riots then Hindus were a minority in Godhra carnage. If riots in Gujarat were wrong (and they were) then so was the burning of train at Godhra. How can you distinguish between the perpetrators of the two? Similarly, in Bombay riots of 1992/3 if 575 Muslims were killed 275 Hindus also lost their lives. If killing of 575 Muslims was wrong (and it was) so was the killing of 275 Hindus, who were quite likely killed when they were outnumbered by groups of Muslims. How can the criminals involved in same riot cases committing similar crimes be treated differently, just because they belong to different communities? Can anyone justify this? I cannot. Maybe the Congress can.

Like I said earlier, in cases of communal violence ‘minority’ is a relative term. It’s implication should change from place A to B and situation to situation. For example, in case of a clash between Christians and Hindus in states like Meghalaya, Nagaland or Mizoram where Christians are much larger in numbers it’d be ridiculous to still consider them a minority in such a scenario. I mean, what relation does it have to the fact that Christians are otherwise a minority in the country? Similar is the case of Sikhs in Punjab and Muslims in Jammu and Kashmir (where this bill will still need the sanction of J&K assembly). As you guys would appreciate, there are thousands of such localities and mohallas across the country where Hindus living there are in a minority. Is it so difficult to fathom that in such cases it is the Hindus who need to be protected? Or is it that the govt does not want to protect Hindus?

Even in a particular state, this argument of ‘minority’ does not hold much water. In a state like Kerala which has 26% Muslims and 19% Christians it’ll be crazy to imagine that 56% of Hindu majority would gang up on others to perpetrate killings. What to talk of killings, if anything, it was the Christians and Muslims who’ve unitedly given the UDF a majority in recent assembly elections in the state whereas it was the Hindu vote which was divided. Yes, these killings did happen in Gujarat but the circumstances which led to them were quite different. Moreover, it is not 2002 anymore.

Though the issue of giving reservations to minorities in education and jobs may still be justified to some extent I really cannot see why they need to be given special treatment in criminal cases, be it by them or against them. A crime is a crime. Why should the victim’s or for that matter, the criminal’s religion have any bearing on the process of law or the amount of punishment to be meted out? If religion is the rallying point for the state to dish out punishment to perpetrators then how different is it from the motive behind the crimes committed by these very perpetrators. By extension therefore, in such a scenario how different will the state itself be from those criminals who kill in the name of religion? Wouldn’t we as a secular nation flout the basic criteria of any secular civil society or is it that we’re now becoming nonsecular though in the opposite sense?

If the govt still wants to argue that there is no assurance that people of one community will not gang up to attack people from other communities, they can address this issue by bringing about a bill which deals with ‘organized and premeditated attack by a group/person on another group/person’, in which the motive of the attack is clearly established as being ‘religious differences’. Such a bill would take care of citizens belonging to all religions, minority as well as majority.

If our forefathers, while drafting our constitution, did not define the term minority in it they were not fools. They deliberately left it vague for the scars of partition to heal and to enable us to learn to live together peacefully. The leaders of the then Congress party knew very well that concept of minority and majority communities should not be argued beyond a point. But this is not 1950. The Congress of today is not what it was either.

At that time, Congress did not have any major political challengers. Today there are far too many, both at the state as well as national level. Today, Congress feels that just by reaching out to minorities only, they can retain power as, according to them, the Hindu vote would surely be divided. They don’t realize that such polarization can only further communal tensions. Or may be they do but care two hoots as long as they get to come back to power. In their wisdom, secularism implies bashing Hindus and Hinduism. And therefore, there is little doubt that the overall aim of this bill is to ban RSS, VHP and other such like organizations at the slightest opportunity.

At a time when there aren’t any major communal tension cases anywhere in the country and people are learning to live peacefully as witnessed after Ram Janambhoomi verdict by the Allahabad High Court, Congress’s bill is sure to re-polarize our society once again. What Congress does not realize is that if polarization is taken to it’s extremes, it’ll be detrimental to it’s own prospects. And by bringing this bill they may just be shooting themselves in their own foot.

Before I sign off for today, let me ask the minority affairs minister of India, Mr Salman Khursheed whether the welfare of Hindus in states where they are in minority is part of his charter or not? I’m quite sure it isn’t. But then, Hindus haven’t been really part of Congress’s charter for a long time now. I guess we’re fast becoming second rate citizens in our own country, our numbers be damned.


Haindava Keralam - RSS Maiden Entry in Web Media : www.newsbharati.com will be launched on June 13, 2011


RSS Maiden Entry in Web Media : www.newsbharati.com will be launched on June 13, 2011

http://www.newsbharati.com/is ready to be launched

The RSS who has been victim of ideological predisposition and media onslaught has decided to launch an internet daily paper namedwww.newsbharati.com It will be launched on June 13, 2011, the Hindu Samrajya diwas. The paper will run on professional line .It will have all the features of a mainstream newspaper. Extensive planning has been carried out for vast coverage of national, provincial and international news. Itsheadquarter will be Nagpur, which is also the central office of RSS.

It has already established bureau in Mumbai, Delhi, Poona and other major cities of the country. The seeds of this project were sown more than a year ago. A senior RSS functionary was deputed to practically accomplish the task and translate it into practice. Many senior journalists , including from some of the RSS publications, are part of the team of journalists. www.newsbharati.com will serve two fold purposes. It will also curb excessive federal tendencies growing among its publications in their revenue generation as well as their editorial policies. Moreover, it will help the Sangh to consolidate itself in the field of media and reach to its cadres with objective news and views. A national network will help the chains of regional newspapers and journals to exchange news and views. A big readership and constituency have been waiting for such step by the Sangh.

RSS workers, sympathizers and its social and political allies were always keen to begin ideologically aligned newspaper, journals and TV Channels . In the past some independent efforts were made by some like minded people to fill the vacuum but in vain. In 70’s RSS backed daily ‘The Motherland’ was very popular in the country. Sh.K.R. Malkani was its editor. The paper was forced to close during the Emergency. Even after the imposition of the Emergency, it challenged the government by bringing our a morning edition. Its one copy was sold for Rs 20. T After the closure of the Motherland, RSS had no national daily in its hand. It had to depend on secularist daily newspapers to reach to the masses and its own cadres. After almost three decades , RSS realized the need for a national daily and the www.newsbharati.com is the first major step towards it. The Sangh has adapted new technology and its cadres are very active on web, blogs, facebooks.

www.newsbharati.com will be bilingual : English and Hindi. A team of web designers, software engineers and journalists are working day and night to come out with a readers friendly design and output.the editorial team is planning to publish some exclusive stories to attract the attention of media world and readers. The portal will also provide platform for discussions. Another feature of the portal will be the provision of online purchase of books published by RSS.

Bengal: Muslims ransack Sri Hanuman Temple

Bengal: Muslims ransack Sri Hanuman Temple: "Again an asthana of Baba Fakirananda and a small Hindu Temple of Bajrangbali (Bagrangbali Ashram) have been smashed by the Muslim hooligans for capturing the temple land in the Durgapur area of Burdwan Districts."

Muslim perpetrators find chances to attack Hindu Temples and Saints in the “Change” scenario. Bengal Media indifferent

Sri Hanuman temple destroyed by Muslims
Sri Hanuman temple destroyed by Muslims

By Titu Bharti in Durgapur

Akshay, India (Bharat)

This is just a glimpse of what's going to happen all over India, in the very near future!

No politicians are going to save us,
No Humanitarians will speak for us,
No Feminists will come in support for our women,
No Seculars will guard our homes,
We only are our Saviors...
Let our swords be keen and sharp,
Today or Tomorrow we gonna need it.

Jai Hindurashtra!

Zail Singh, Sanjay responsible for Punjab mess in 80s: book


Zail Singh, Sanjay responsible for Punjab mess in 80s: book

New Delhi :

Former President Giani Zail Singh in his tenure as Punjab Chief Minister and Sanjay Gandhi have been blamed for the Punjab crisis of the 80s in a book on Congress.

The fifth volume of the series 'A Centenary History of the Indian National Congress' makes critical observations on "dirty politics" in the name of religion in Punjab that it concluded was one of the factors for terrorism and the Khalistan agitation in Punjab.

As reported in 'The Indian Express' on May 8 by Consulting Editor Seema Chishti, the book goes on to say: “It is inconceiveable that they could have done so without Indira Gandhi’s consent. Sanjay and Zail Singh believed that by advocating extremist causes the young preacher would embarrass the Akali Dal. Precisely, the reverse happened. Bhindranwale soon turned into a classic Frankenstein’s monster and embarked upon devouring his creators.”

"Dirty politics and the use of religion for political ends clearly boomeranged on the Akali and Congress leadership with disastrous consequences for the Sikh community and the Indian state" the book says commenting on the situation in the aftermath of the Operation Blue Star.

Noting that Congress emerged as the single largest party in the state assembly in the 1972 elections and formed a government headed by Zail Singh, the book says, "by introducing a religious tone to Punjab politics, Giani succeeded to a great extent in weakening the Akalis. But the result--growing communalisation of provincial politics—was disastrous."

The book notes that Zail Singh organised one of the biggest religious processions "in order to secure Sikh votes for Congress".

In the chapter "Indira Gandhi: An Overview" the book says that Zail Singh, who was Congress Chief Minister of Punjab in the 1970s - and first Home Minister in Indira's 1980 cabinet and later still the country's President – had "unwisely" but ostensibly "tried to steal Akalis's clothes" by pandering heavily to religious sentiments of Sikhs."

Congress has, however, distanced itself from the views expressed in the book, saying there is no official book about the party's history.

Party spokesman Manish Tewari has stressed that the book, brought out by a group of editors, headed by senior party leader Pranab Mukherjee, has two disclaimers. "In no circumstances, Congress subscribes to these views," Tewari said. The volume brought out to commemorate 125 years of the organisation narrates and analyses a wide variety of issues, which affected the Congress and in turn impinged on the national issues.

In the preface to the book, Mukherjee noted that Congress desired the volume to be edited and contributed by experts in order to generate an "objective and scholarly perspective for the period under review" and "not necessarily have a party perspective".

The book further notes "the tragedy of Punjab politics is that, in competition for votes both the Congress and the Akalis have started making emotional appeals to the Sikh electorate by taking communal issues as was done by Giani Zail Singh. This politics of vote bank is fast eroding the secular space for political arena in Punjab, which is a dangerous signal."

Referring to the coming back to power of Indira Gandhi in 1980 post the Janata Party government experiment after Emergency, the book notes that Indira Gandhi "nursed a grudge" against Prakash Singh Badal who was then leading the Akali government in Punjab, which she later dismissed.

It said that Badal had earlier let it be known that if left undisturbed he would extend full cooperation to the Congress government at the Centre. "Indira Gandhi nursed a grudge against Badal for his having joined hands with the Opposition and launching Akali Morcha against the Emergency. And this the Akalis did in spite of the fact that while banning RSS and other communal organizations, Akali Dal remained untouched.

"Repeating Janata government's experiments of dismissing properly-elected governments in the states, Indira Gandhi also dismissed some state governments including the Akali government in Punjab....Out of power, the Akalis quickly retrieved their grievances and did not hestitate in making a common cause with pro-Khalistani elements abroad," the book said.

The book notes "The attack on the Golden temple (and later, the massacre of innocent Sikhs in the aftermath of the killing of Indira Gandhi) did great damage to the psyche of the Sikhs."

Referring to the chaotic communal situation in the state before the Operation Blue Star, the book held that the the "rivalry" between the then Union Home Minister Zail Singh and Punjab's Chief Minister Darbara Singh, stood in the way of prompt action.

It has also accused former Haryana Chief Minister Bhajan Lal of "adding insult to injury" of Sikhs by issuing instructions to the state police to "frisk all Sikhs passing through Haryana on the eve of 1982 Asian Games in New Delhi."

VivekaJyoti: Thought is always greater than armies, more lasting than the most powerful and best-organised despotisms--Sri Aurobindo


Thought is always greater than armies, more lasting than the most powerful and best-organised despotisms--Sri Aurobindo


from Vivek Sinha
date Tue, May 31, 2011 at 6:22 PM
subject    The Strength of the Idea: Bande Mataram | CALCUTTA, June 8th, 1907

Bande Mataram |  CALCUTTA, June 8th, 1907 - By Sri Aurobindo

The Strength of the Idea

The mistake which despots, benevolent or malevolent, have been making ever since organised states came into existence and which, it seems, they will go on making to the end of the chapter, is that they overestimate their coercive power, which is physical and material and therefore palpable, and underestimate the power and vitality of ideas and sentiments. A feeling or a thought, Nationalism, Democracy, the aspiration towards liberty, cannot be estimated in the terms of concrete power, in so many fighting men, so many armed police, so many guns, so many prisons, such and such laws, ukases, and executive powers. But such feelings and thoughts are more powerful than fighting men and guns and prisons and laws and ukases. Their beginnings are feeble, their end is mighty. But of despotic repression the beginnings are mighty, the end is feeble. Thought is always greater than armies, more lasting than the most powerful and best-organised despotisms. It was a thought that overthrew the despotism of centuries in France and revolutionised Europe. It was a mere sentiment against which the irresistible might of the Spanish armies and the organised cruelty of Spanish repression were shattered in the Netherlands, which brought to nought the administrative genius, the military power, the stubborn will of Aurangzeb, which loosened the iron grip of Austria on Italy. In all such instances the physical power and organisation behind the insurgent idea are ridiculously small, the repressive force so overwhelmingly, impossibly strong that all reasonable, prudent, moderate minds see the utter folly of resistance and stigmatise the attempt of the idea to rise as an act of almost criminal insanity. But the man with the idea is not reasonable, not prudent, not moderate. He is an extremist, a fanatic. He knows that his idea is bound to conquer, he knows that the man possessed with it is more formidable, even with his naked hands, than the prison and the gibbet, the armed men and the murderous cannon. He knows that in the fight with brute force the spirit, the idea is bound to conquer. The Roman Empire is no more, but the Christianity which it thought to crush, possesses half the globe, covering “regions Caesar never knew”. The Jew, whom the whole world persecuted, survived by the strength of an idea and now sits in the high places of the world, playing with nations as a chess player with his pieces. He knows too that his own life and the lives of others are of no value, that they are mere dust in the balance compared with the life of his idea. The idea or sentiment is at first confined to a few men whom their neighbours and countrymen ridicule as lunatics or hare-brained enthusiasts. But it spreads and gathers adherents who catch the fire of the first missionaries and creates its own preachers and then its workers who try to carry out its teachings in circumstances of almost paralysing difficulty. The attempt to work brings them into conflict with the established power which the idea threatens and there is persecution. The idea creates its martyrs. And in martyrdom there is an incalculable spiritual magnetism which works miracles. A whole nation, a whole world catches the fire which burned in a few hearts; the soil which has drunk the blood of the martyr imbibes with it a sort of divine madness which it breathes into the heart of all its children, until there is but one overmastering idea, one imperishable resolution in the minds of all beside which all other hopes and interests fade into insignificance and until it is fulfilled, there can be no peace or rest for the land or its rulers. It is at this moment that the idea begins to create its heroes and fighters, whose numbers and courage defeat only multiplies and confirms until the idea militant has become the idea triumphant. Such is the history of the idea, so invariable in its broad lines that it is evidently the working of a natural law.

But the despot will not recognise this superiority, the teachings of history have no meaning for him. He is dazzled by the pomp and splendour of his own power, infatuated with the sense of his own irresistible strength. Naturally, for the signs and proofs of his own power are visible, palpable, in his camps and armaments, in the crores and millions which his tax-gatherers wring out of the helpless masses, in the tremendous array of cannon and implements of war which fill his numerous arsenals, in the compact and swiftly-working organisation of his administration, in the prisons into which he hurls his opponents, in the fortresses and places of exile to which he can hurry the men of the idea. He is deceived also by the temporary triumph of his repressive measures. He strikes out with his mailed hand and surging multitudes are scattered like chaff with a single blow; he hurls his thunderbolts from the citadels of his strength and ease and the clamour of a continent sinks into a deathlike hush; or he swings the rebels by rows from his gibbets or mows them down by the hundred with his mitrailleuse and then stands alone erect amidst the ruin he has made and thinks, “The trouble is over, there is nothing more to fear. My rule will endure for ever; God will not remember what I have done or take account of the blood that I have spilled.” And he does not know that the fiat has gone out against him, “Thou fool! this night shall thy soul be required of thee.” For to the Power that rules the world one day is the same as fifty years. The time lies in His choice, but now or afterwards the triumph of the idea is assured, for it is He who has sent it into men’s minds that His purposes may be fulfilled.

The story is so old, so often repeated that it is a wonder the delusion should still persist and repeat itself. Each despotic rule after the other thinks, “Oh, the circumstances in my case are quite different, I am a different thing from any yet recorded in history, stronger, more virtuous and moral, better organised. I am God’s favourite and can never come to harm.” And so the old drama is staged again and acted till it reaches the old catastrophe.

Monday, May 30, 2011

astonishing: india and pakistan speak as one on the desirability of a taliban-run afghanistan!

astonishing: india and pakistan speak as one on the desirability of a taliban-run afghanistan!: "
may 29th, 2011 CE

i guess the next thing the UPA will be announcing is a complete meeting of minds on kashmir too as far as the ISI and the UPA are concerned.

india's policy in the past has been consistent: to always oppose those who support the pakistani pipe-dream of 'strategic depth' by making afghanistan a colony. this has meant supporting the erstwhile northern alliance, in particular ahmed shah massoud and his tajik panjshiris.

now that has been discarded. china is entrenched in PoK. india will support the likes of mullah omar, jalaluddin haqqani, and gulbuddin hekmatyar.

nice going indeed.

positive signs, my foot. it only means that obama has changed his afghan policy from 'declare victory, outsource the region to the ISI, run like hell' to 'declare victory, outsource the region to the ISI and china, run like hell'

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From: B

WaPo, 26/5/2011

Positive Signs in Afghanistan

By David Ignatius

WASHINGTON -- The "fighting season" has started in Afghanistan, with deadly attacks almost every day. But at the same time, diplomats see what one calls "hopeful signs" that a regional framework for peace talks with the Taliban may slowly be emerging.


A second positive trend is that India and Pakistan are speaking in similar language about their support for an Afghan-led negotiated settlement. An important signal came from Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in a May 13 speech in Kabul. He endorsed President Hamid Karzai's "process of national reconciliation" and said India "will respect the choices you make."

Pakistan's Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir used similar language Monday when he backed an "Afghan-led and Afghan-owned" peace process. He was echoing comments made in Kabul in April by Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani and Gen. Ashfaq Kayani, the army chief. Indeed, on paper, there's little difference between the Indian, Pakistani and American positions supporting a negotiation that concludes with a Taliban agreement to renounce violence, reject al-Qaeda and support the Afghan constitution.


Singh's speech in Kabul got relatively little attention in the Western press. But diplomats noted this passage: "We hope that Afghanistan will be able to build a framework of regional cooperation that will help its nation-building efforts." That hope is shared by Marc Grossman, the new U.S. special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, who has been pushing for a "diplomatic surge" on various fronts.

A third positive trend is on the battlefield itself. The U.S.-led coalition entered this fighting season having cleared several major Taliban strongholds in Kandahar and Helmand provinces, providing more leverage. There's some independent evidence that the Taliban is feeling the pressure.

दुष्ट नहीं माने तो हिंसा बहुत जरुरी है..........

दुष्ट नहीं माने तो हिंसा बहुत जरुरी है..........: "

शांति शांति को जपते जपते,हम जड़ हो बैठे,
कोहिनूर सा दुर्लभ हिरा तक भी खो बैठे
खो बैठे कैलाश कबूतर श्वेत उड़ाने में...
अचकन की जेबों पर लाल गुलाब लगाने में..
पर झंडा ऊँचा है ,यदि डंडे की मंजूरी है...
दुष्ट नहीं माने तो हिंसा बहुत जरुरी है..........




Jehad need not necessarily be violent. It can take place even through the sleeper cell. It can take place through subtle brainwash.

.. and our friendly neighbourhood Bollywood is nothing but a large sleeper cell which infiltrate our youth brains.

So, let me tell you how. Watch this: Invariably, the heroes are Bollywood Khans… but the villains are always Hindus. The Heroines are almost always top caste brahmin girls. The best way to insult a man is to flick his woman… right.

Now, let me get it closer. All these Bollywood Khans are anti-Hindu and rowdies to the core. Salman Khan shot blackbucks and ran his car over poor pedestrians and when he got caught, he wore his Muslim skullcap. Then, another friendly Muslim, Shahruk Khan does a movie stating that I am not a terrorist and lies about the terror manual.

Not just that, see the Bollywood flick DABHANG. The villain is a devotee of Hanuman… and Salman Khan finishes him with elan.

We all know that Bollywood is financed by the Islamic underworld.. aka.. Dawood Ibrahim who is cooling his heels in Arab nations.

Shall we know the ulterior motive: It is nothing but jehad. When Hrithik Roshan became a teenie sensation, the underworld tried to finish off his father Rakesh Roshan. What’s that?

So beware of Bollywood brainwash. It dumbs down India.

Haindava Keralam - After Murder, Treacherous Missionary vultures to feed on her family


Shornur: It has been confirmed that the Missionary group 'Akasaparavakal' head quartered in New Delhi were in another treacherous spree to convert the Mother and Brother of Soumya.

Soumya was brutally murdered by Charlie – A High Profile beggar who is part of  the missionary gang 'Akasaparavakal'. Charlie was projected as 'Govindachami' by Kerala media and just like any other naïve Kerala Hindu, there was nothing suspicious they felt about the visists of members of 'Akasaparavakal' to console them following the death of their daughter.

Haindava Keralam -92-yr-old turns ‘young’ after kayakalpa


A 92-year-old ascetic, Yugal Saran Maharaj, who underwent a special 45-day 'kayakalpa' treatment in seclusion, now has black strands sprouting in his otherwise grey beard and also confesses to feeling ‘youthful stirrings.’

Saran Maharaj underwent the treatment in the three-chambered trigarbha graham at Ottappalam in Palakkad district as part of an attempt to create a `miracle' of rejuvenation using kayakalpa rasayana which is extolled in ayurveda texts.

Besides achieving a haemoglobin count of 15.5, uncharacteristic among people of his age, the ascetic has also started experiencing 'amorous feelings' that he abandoned 60 years ago. Likewise, the swelling on his feet and hands vanished a few shaking teeth have now become firmer.

An ayurveda practioner himself, Saran Maharaj came down from Mount Abu in Rajasthan to go through the rigorous kayakalpa process.

“I did this not to become younger but to prove a point ancient ayurveda can do wonders,” he told Deccan Chronicle. “I was associated with a similar treatment for social reformer Madan Mohan Malaviya in 1933.”

The trigarbha was built by ayurveda physician Dr Sethumadhavan as described in ancient texts spending Rs 32 lakh. “In the chamber one undergoes the process of change like an embryo in the womb,” he said.

However, Saran Maharaj cautions that the treatment is not for the fickle-hearted: “Imagine sitting inside a dark chamber with no water or food,” he said. “Think about having only medicines supplemented with a glass of milk.”

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Latin American Hanuman?

Latin American Hanuman?: "

Thanks to KV Sarma J for alerting me to this image. KV mentioned that the image reminded him of “Gada-dhari” Hanuman doing “Ram-naam jaap“. I agree.

Wikipedia informs us that:

The howler monkey god was a major deity of the arts – including music – and a patron of the artisans among the Classic Mayas, especially of the scribes and sculptors…

…it are the two large statues of simian figures shaking rattles (see fig.), found on both sides of the ‘Reviewing Stand’ of Copan’s temple 11, that approach much more closely the standard representation of this animal in Maya art..

Variously described as wind gods and comedians, these statues may actually represent howler monkeys in their quality of musicians.

Did you notice the reference to wind-gods? Of course Shri Hanuman is revered as “Pawan-Sut” or “Pawan-Putra“! In this context, pl also refer to some tweets by Neeta Raina on 19th & 20th May,

Muslims are good in bomb blasts & love jehad.. but Christians eat your head space

Muslims are good in bomb blasts & love jehad.. but Christians eat your head space: "

By astrology standards, Muslims are Ketu (all brawn and no brain), while Christians are Rahu (they only have the head but no body).

That is why Christians are more subtle.. it is very difficult to catch Christians. They will couch their violence behind Maoists, Dalits, Muslims and US. However, Muslms are direct. You can feel the muslim presence in violent ghettoes, direct flicks of women and bomb blasts.

Technically, Christians are difficult to handle.. because they eat your head space. They will built hospitals, give you drinking water to such an extent that they will create guilt in you to keep your mouth shut.

It takes real spirituality to see beyond the deceptioni. That is why I stress on Asthanga Yoga. It gives you depth and sensitivity to see through the deception.

So Atha Yoganushasanam (now the discipline of Yoga).

Postscript: The Church is afraid of Yoga. It has declared it un-Christian. Now you know the reason why?


Saturday, May 28, 2011

Karnataka: Honorarium soon for Imams and Mouzans

Karnataka: Honorarium soon for Imams and Mouzans: "Gulbarga (Karnataka): In a move designed to change its anti-minority image, the BJP government has proposed to pay monthly honorarium to Peshimams and Mouzans serving in mosques across the State and other Islamic religious professionals."

A fresh alternative

A fresh alternative: "

The BJP has to make an informed choice to reinvent itself

By Swapan Dasgupta

Yet, there are outstanding questions. If the BJP is of no consequence in the states where the regional parties dominate the non-Congress space, why should those parties be averse to a pre-poll alliance with an eye to power at the Centre? Why should the regional parties be wary of a mutually exploitative relationship with the BJP that protects each other's turf?

The answers are not flattering to the BJP. Any national alliance with the BJP runs the real risk of the regional parties triggering a minority reaction against it without, at the same time, generating a countervailing Hindu consolidation. If the NDA, with a BJP prime ministerial candidate, does manage to include some additional regional players, the Congress is certain to play the 'secularism' card aggressively. Where the BJP isn't a factor, Muslim votes follow one set of logic; where the BJP is relevant, the single focus is to defeat it. This is a situation that the regional parties would not like to countenance.

The BJP may live in denial of an unstated minority veto against it—and its allies—but it is a grim fact of life. And it can only be overcome by a counter-consolidation of Hindus which seems a remote possibility.

Minus a recovery in Uttar Pradesh, the regional parties are unlikely to countenance any pre-poll understanding with a formation led by the BJP: the political costs of the enterprise are, as yet, not commensurate with the potential returns. However, national politics could change quite dramatically if the BJP was persuaded that the likelihood of a victory in 2014 would be greatly enhanced if the NDA was to project a non-BJP leader as its prime ministerial candidate. The experience of Bihar, where the JD(U) and BJP struck a harmonious alliance and even succeeded in winning the votes of minorities, is instructive. It could become the model for a broad front of anti-Congress impulses.

An NDA battling for federalism, integrity, harmony and good governance led by the unifying figure of Nitish Kumar is an idea whose time is fast approaching. But for this to happen, the BJP has to overcome its internal stalemate and paralysis and make an informed choice.

The Telegraph, May 27, 2011


तुम हमारी चोटियों की बर्फ को यूँ मत कुरेदो

तुम हमारी चोटियों की बर्फ को यूँ मत कुरेदो: "

तुम हमारी चोटियों की बर्फ को यूँ मत कुरेदो
दहकता लावा ह्रदय में है की हम ज्वालामुखी हैं
लास्य भी हमने किया है और तांडव भी किये हैं
वंश मीरा और शिव का विष पिया है और जिए हैं


Muslim tries to kidnap a Hindu married woman by hypnotizing her

Muslim tries to kidnap a Hindu married woman by hypnotizing her:

Faizpur (Dist . Jalgaon, Maharashtra):

Recently a Muslim tried to kidnap a Hindu woman by hypnotizing her.

A married Hindu woman from Savda travelled in a bus coming from ‘Nhavi’ village and got down at Faizpur bus stand on 25th May. That time, a Muslim came to her and turned his palm around her face due to which the woman was hypnotized and sat on the pillion with him on his two-wheeler. After travelling some distance, she came out of the trance and realized what had happened with her. She asked the Muslim to stop the two-wheeler; but he ignored her. She then jumped from the vehicle and ran to her house. The woman has, however, not yet lodged any complaint with the police.

Beware of Communal Violence Bill: It is meant to target Hindus whoever starts the violence

Beware of Communal Violence Bill: It is meant to target Hindus whoever starts the violence: "

Arun Jaitley: Why the communal violence bill is flawed

BJP leader Arun Jaitley argues that it is a dangerous and discriminatory bill which presumes that the majority community is always to blame for communal violence

What does the bill in effect state

The most vital definition of the bill is of the expression ‘group’. A ‘group’ means a religious or linguistic minority and in a given state may include the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. The bill creates a whole set of new offences in Chapter II. Clause 6 clarifies that the offences under this bill are in addition to the offences under the SC & ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989. Can a person be punished twice for the same offence?

If the proposed bill becomes a law, then effectively it is the central government which would have usurped the jurisdiction of the states and legislated on a subject squarely within the domain of the states.

India has been gradually moving towards a more amicable inter-community relationship. Even when minor communal or caste disturbances occur, there is a national mood of revulsion against them. The governments, media, the courts among other institutions rise to perform their duty. The perpetrators of communal trouble should certainly be punished.

This draft bill however proceeds on a presumption that communal trouble is created only by members of the majority community and never by a member of the minority community. Thus, offences committed by members of the majority community against members of the minority community are punishable. Identical offences committed by minority groups against the majority are not deemed to be offences at all.

Thus a sexual assault is punishable under this bill and only if committed against a person belonging to a minority ‘group’. A member of a majority community in a state does not fall within the purview of a ‘group’. A ‘hate propaganda’ is an offence against minority community and not otherwise. Organised and targeted violence, hate propaganda, financial help to such persons who commit an offence, torture or dereliction of duty by public servants are all offences only if committed against a member of the minority community and not otherwise.

No member of the majority community can ever be a victim. This draft law thus proceeds on an assumption which re-defines the offences in a highly discriminatory manner. No member of the minority community are to be punished under this act for having committed the offence against the majority community.

It is only a member of the majority community who is prone to commit such offences and therefore the legislative intent of this law is that since only majority community members commit these offences, culpability and punishment should only be confined to them.

Terrorist groups may no longer indulge in terrorist violence. They will be incentivised to create communal riots due to a statutory assumption that members of a jihadi group will not be punished under this law. The law makes only members of the majority community culpable. Why should the law discriminate on the basis of a religion or caste?

Who will ensure implementation of this act

The bill provides for a seven-member national authority for communal harmony, justice and reparations. Of these seven members at least four of them including the chairman and vice-chairman shall only belong to a ‘group’ (the minority community). A similar body is intended to be created in the states. Membership of this body thus shall be on religious and caste grounds. The offenders under this law are only the members of the majority community.

It shall have powers to deal with the armed forces. It has a power to send advisories to the central and state governments.

The drafting of this bill appears to be a handiwork of those social entrepreneurs who have learnt from the Gujarat experience of how to fix senior leaders even when they are not liable for an offence.

Offences which are defined under the bill have been deliberately left vague. Communal and targeted violence means violence which destroys the ‘secular fabric of the nation’. There can be legitimate political differences as to what constitutes secularism. The phrase secularism can be construed differently by different persons. Which definition is the judge supposed to follow? Similarly, the creation of a hostile ‘environment’ may leave enough scope for a subjective decision as to what constitutes ‘a hostile environment’.

The states will be watching hopelessly when the Centre goes ahead with this misadventure. Their power is being usurped. The search for communal harmony is through fairness — not through reverse discrimination.

Arun Jaitley

मेरे जीवन का उद्देश्य - स्वातंत्र्यवीर सावरकर

मेरे जीवन का उद्देश्य - स्वातंत्र्यवीर सावरकर: "स्वातंत्र्यवीर सावरकर को ब्रिटिस शासन के विरूद्ध विद्रोह की प्रेरणा देने तथा बम आदि शस्त्रास्त्र बनाने के आरोप में दो - दो आजन्म कारावास की अर्थात 50 वर्ष की काले पानी की सजा दी गयी । जिस समय न्यायालय ने सावरकर को दो जन्मों के कारावास का दण्ड सुनाया तो उन्होंने हंसते हुए कहा - ' मुझे बहुत प्रसन्नता है कि ईसाई ( ब्रिटिस ) सरकार ने मुझे दो जीवनों का कारावास का दण्ड देकर पुनर्जन्म के हिन्दू सिद्धान्त को मान लिया है । '

वन्दे मातरम्
- विश्वजीतसिंह

Arun Jaitley: Communal violence bill punishes only Hindus

Arun Jaitley: Communal violence bill punishes only Hindus: "BJP leader Arun Jaitley argues that it 'Prevention of Communal and Targeted Violence (Access to Justice and Reparations) Bill, 2011' is a dangerous and discriminatory bill which presumes that the majority community is always to blame for communal violence"

Haindava Keralam -Bride doom for Hindu priests in Kerala


Bride doom for Hindu priests in Kerala

The priest of a Hindu temple (santhikkaran in Malayalam) may be an intermediary of the Divine inside the sanctum sanctorum, but is not even considered a worthy groom outside it.

Hundreds of young priests in temples of South Kerala are in distress because no family is willing to give them a bride. “They are in a very sad situation,” said Akkeraman Kalidasa Bhattathiripad, president of the Yogakshema Sabha.

The reason is quite material. “Priests are officially equivalent to sweepers in the Travancore Devaswom Board’s scheme of things,” said Mr Radhakrishnan Potti, office-bearer of the sabha.

Thanks to the measly pay (about Rs 5,000 per month) and low official grade, priests don’t get suitable brides. “And desperate youth trying to find brides through marriage bureaus are getting cheated by the dozens,” added Mr Potti.

To resolve the sundry problems of Santhikkar, the sabha has also decided to set up a trade union of priests which will be given final shape at the fest.

“Priests don’t even have a welfare fund since they are not considered employees,” said Mr Potti.

Re-examining Savarkar…

Re-examining Savarkar…: "

For most Indians of my generation, Savarkar is a somewhat shadowy figure – rarely mentioned in any detail in history books; even less so at public events or occasions that commemorate India’s independence. For a small few though, he is the archetypical hero – the one who fought fearlessly against the British, the “Veer” (brave).

As some of you would know, by the time India became a republic in 1950, Savarkar was already on the path to oblivion. A few years later, he died – unsung and hardly mourned. In the 45 years since, he has become a deeply polarising figure in the pantheon of leaders who fought for India’s Independence.

I had long wanted to read more about him…but something or the other always prevented a detailed research. In the meantime, I stumbled on this piece by Sh Arvind Lavakare – and felt this was as good a place to start. On this occasion of his 128th birth anniversary, I hope to begin a re-examination of this great historical figure. Today, excerpts from “A Saint vs. A Patriot” by Sh Lavakare (emphasis added):

The life of Savarkar (1883-1966) was so uniquely variegated that it is almost unbelievable that one individual could possess such an intellect, such talent, such intensity as to be a firebrand freedom fighter from childhood, a potential barrister, a writer of history, of poetry and Sanskrit prayers, a social reformer, and a distinctive political ideologue with a prophetic vision on the fate of Kashmir, the formation of Pakistan along with its subsequent hostility, the mass Muslim infiltration from East Bengal into Assam and China’s hoodwinking Nehru on his Panchsheel.

He suffered six months of solitary confinement, seven days standing handcuffed, ten days of cross bar fetters and other tortures in the cellular jail on the infamous Andaman islands of old where he was sent in 1911 to serve a total of 50-year life imprisonment for his alleged involvement in two cases: the murder of the English district magistrate of Nashik and efforts in Bombay to ‘overthrow the legally formed government of the country.‘ He was in the Andaman prison till 1921, from where he was shifted first to Alipore jail and then, in January 1924, released from prison but confined in his movements to Ratnagiri district (in present Maharashtra) with stringent conditions. It was in May 1937, when Jamnadas Mehta of the Tilak Democratic Swaraj Party agreed to support the new Cooper ministry in Bombay on the express condition of Savarkar’s unconditional release, that Savarkar was finally rid of colonial shackles. And he soon plunged into politics, becoming the president of the Hindu Mahasabha, even as those engaged in the freedom movement sought his views and advice. Included in that lot was Subhas Chandra Bose whom he inspired to make India free through military action.

But the Congress and Communists of 2003 are not moved by all that Savarkar did or suffered in trying to win freedom for his beloved country, by how Savarkar kindled the minds and hearts of millions, including Bose and Bhagat Singh.

Image courtesy: www.Savarkar.org

Regarding Savarkar’s connection with Godse, the Special Court appointed for the trial did not accept the evidence of Digamber Badge who had turned approver and stated that Savarkar had blessed the assassins in their mission. In Godse’s reply to the charge sheet against him — reproduced fully in May it Please You Honour (Surya Bharti Prakashan, New Delhi, 1987) — he had categorically denied the prosecution’s stand that he was guided in his action by Savarkar and that, but for Savarkar’s complicity, he could not have acted the way he did. What’s more, Godse’s reply stated ‘I take the strongest exception to this untrue and unjust charge and I further regard it as an insult to my intelligence and judgement.’ (Ibid page 45). Indeed, Godse’s reply indicated his disenchantment with Savarkar’s belief that free India having got its own government, all parties should conduct their propaganda on constitutional lines rather through anarchical tactics and undemocratic conduct. (Ibid page 56).

‘Let the Indian State be purely Indian. Let it not recognise any invidious distinction whatsoever as regards the franchise, public services, offices, taxation on the grounds of religion and race. Let no cognisance be taken whatsoever of a man being Hindu or Mohammedan, Christian or Jew. Let all citizens of that Indian state be treated according to their worth irrespective of their religion or racial percentage in the general population.’

:: हिन्दुराष्ट्र ::: मुल्ला अग्निवेश पर थप्पड़ पड़ा, पगड़ी उतारी [वीडिओ देखें]


अहमदाबाद में अन्ना की सभा के दौरान एक शख्स ने लोगों को संबोधित कर रहे मुल्ला अग्निवेश पर हमला कर दिया। उन्होंने पहले अग्निवेश की पगड़ी खींची और उन्हें थप्पड़ मारा। पुलिस ने उन्हें तुरंत हिरासत में ले लिया। गिरफ्तार शख्स का नाम महंत नित्यानंद दास है।

जानकारी के मुताबिक यह शख्स अग्निवेश के कुछ दिन पहले दिए गए उस बयान से नाराज था जिसमें उन्होंने कहा था कि अमरनाथ शिवलिंग को कृत्रिम तरीके से बनाया गया है और इसलिए यह यात्रा धोखा है।

जानकारी के मुताबिक अग्निवेश अहमदाबाद के लाल दरवाजा में सरदार बाग के बाहर सभा कर रहा था । तभी नित्यानंद ने पहले अग्निवेश के गले में कपड़े की माला डाली , इसके बाद उसने उसकी पगड़ी खींच ली और थप्पड़ जड़ दिया।

नित्यानंद ने इससे पहले अग्निवेश पर जूता फेंकने वाले को 50 हजार रुपये का इनाम देने का एलान किया था। अहमदाबाद के श्री काड़ी मंदिर के महंत नित्यानंद ने अपनी इस हरकत का समर्थन किया। उसने कहा कि आप भ्रष्टाचार के खिलाफ लड़िए , लेकिन आपकी बाबा अमरनाथ के खिलाफ बोलने की हिम्मत कैसे हुई ?

उसने कहा कि जब अग्निवेश कश्मीर में था और गिलानी के साथ बिरयानी खा रहा था तो उसने कहा था कि अमरनाथ यात्रा ढोंग है। हालांकि इस घटना के बाद अग्निवेश ने नित्यानंद के खिलाफ कोई कार्रवाई न करने की अपील की।

Thursday, May 26, 2011

The silent water wars have begun

The silent water wars have begun: "

By Santha Oorjitham

New Straits Times, May 25, 2011

Tension over precious water resources in Asia is already rising, warns Brahma Chellaney in an interview with SANTHA OORJITHAM


Q: The Tibetan plateau supplies water to 47 per cent of the world’s population. How would you rate cooperation between upstream and downstream countries on managing water resources?

A: There are treaties among riparian neighbours in South and Southeast Asia, but not between China and its neighbours.

For example, the lower Mekong states of Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam have a water treaty. India has water-sharing treaties with both the countries located downstream — Bangladesh and Pakistan.

There are also water treaties between India and its two small upstream neighbours, Nepal and Bhutan. But China, the dominant riparian power of Asia, refuses to enter into water-sharing arrangements with any of its neighbours.

Yet China enjoys an unrivalled global status as the source of trans-boundary river flows to the largest number of countries, ranging from Vietnam and Afghanistan to Russia and Kazakhstan.

Significantly, the important international rivers in China all originate in ethnic-minority homelands, some of them wracked by separatist movements. The traditional homelands of ethnic minorities, extending from the Tibetan Plateau and Xinjiang to Inner Mongolia and Manchuria, actually span three-fifths of the landmass of the People’s Republic of China.

Teesta throws tantrums on frank question raised by Sanatan Prabhat's reporter

Teesta throws tantrums on frank question raised by Sanatan Prabhat's reporter: "Former Judge P. B. Sawant holds press conference to support Teesta Setalvad : Mr. Sawant speechless with frank questions raised by ‘Sanatan Prabhat’s reporter; whereas Teesta Setalvad throws tantrums !"

Muslim youth kidnaps minor Hindu girl at Jalgaon

Muslim youth kidnaps minor Hindu girl at Jalgaon:

BJP warns to start agitation

Jalgaon (Maharashtra): A minor Hindu girl residing in Bharatnagar area was called by a Muslim youth named Mausim Mushtaq Ali on 19th May between 4.00 p.m. and 8.30 p.m. near Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Sports Complex and kidnapped her. (Lack of ‘Dharmashikshan’ and ‘Dharmabhiman’ among Hindu girls is the cause of Hindu girls getting drawn by Muslims in their false ‘love-nets’. These Muslims leave them after taking all the advantages and the girls then have to repent for destroying their life. Such incidents are occurring continuously but Hindu young women have not learnt any lesson. It is, therefore, necessary to impart ‘Dharmashikshan’ to Hindu women to bring a change in this situation. – Editor SP)

The father of the Hindu girl has lodged a complaint with ‘Jilha Peth’ police station against Mausim Ali, his parents and uncle for kidnapping his daughter. Police have filed a case against them; but it was observed that no further action was taken since Mausim’s father is a police constable. (Such policemen, who do not perform their duty for appeasement of Muslims, can never do justice to Hindus. – Editor SP) BJP-women’s front and office bearers have submitted a representation to the Superintendent of Police against anti-Hindu attitude of the police and have warned to start agitation if there is further delay in taking action against the culprits.

Vijayvaani.com - J&K: Rendering Democratic Space into a Subversive Space by Ajay Chrungoo


J&K: Rendering Democratic Space into a Subversive Space

Ajay Chrungoo


Developments in the Middle East have created an impact in Jammu and Kashmir which witnessed a disturbed last summer. Events in Egypt and elsewhere have almost evaporated the public demoralization in Kashmir valley that had set in after the failed ‘Quit Kashmir’ campaign, and once again created a hope amongst the rank and file of the separatists that their tactics on the street may bear fruit in the near future.




The ‘Quit Kashmir’ campaign relied on violent mass mobilization, resorting to sustained stone-pelting assaults on police and paramilitary forces, hartals and protest demonstrations to bring public life and government functioning to a standstill. The campaigners were driven by a hope that the sustained mobilizations would galvanize international opinion in their favour. They believed the public outcry would force President Obama who was scheduled to visit India to exert more pressure on the Government of India to come to terms with the separatists and Pakistan. They hoped Indian political consensus on Kashmir would be further weakened to resist pressures for change of status quo in Kashmir in favour of the separatists.




After the happenings in Egypt and elsewhere in the Middle East, the Indian Prime Minister tried to assure the nation that, “whatever happens in the Gulf or in West Asia including the countries mentioned (Egypt) is a matter of concern to us… replication of such events is not possible in India, because India is a functioning democracy… There is no question that things that have happened in Egypt and other Arab countries can be replicated in India.” Dr Manmohan Singh’s statement could not hide the nervousness which has beset his government in the Centre and the ruling alliance in Jammu and Kashmir. “I hope summer this year will be peaceful… I have no power to predict the future. I can only say that there are continuous efforts on our part to ensure that there is no repeat of summer unrest in 2011,” has been the refrain of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. More conspicuous is the disconnect between the perceptions of the Prime Minister and that of the people in the Kashmir valley. 



The author is chairman, Panun Kashmir


Udupi: Over 2,000 Dalits Blindly Switch Allegiance to Buddhism

Udupi: Over 2,000 Dalits Blindly Switch Allegiance to Buddhism:

Udupi (Karanataka) : Over 2,000 Dalits gathered as part of a Buddhist convention in the Shri Narayana Guru auditorium in Bannanje here on Tuesday, May 24 and swore allegiance to Buddhism.

The programme was jointly held under the aegis of the Abhidhamma Trust, DK district Bauddha Mahasabha and Karnataka Dalit Sangharsh Samiti (Ambedkar-oriented).

The convention also marked the 2600th birth anniversary of Tathagatha Gautam Buddha. Buddhist monk Manorakkhita Bhanteji led the swearing-in ceremony and read out the oaths for recitation by the neophytes. Tisarana and Panch Sheel rites were conducted over and Dhamma Deekshe was imparted to them to formally accept them into the fold.

Earlier the gathering went in procession from Ambedkar Bhavan in Adiudupi to the auditorium in Bannanje. Statue and portraits of Buddha and photographs of Bharat Ratna Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar were carried by the participants.

Dalit leaders Chandrakant Poste, Kantappa Alangar, Venkatalakshmi, Nandakumar, researcher Prof Murugeshi and others were present on the occasion. State DSS committee member Sundar Master welcomed the gathering.

The programme began with Buddha Vandana. The neophytes took a pledge not to believe in or venerate 33 crore gods and to conduct Buddha pooja on auspicious days. They also swore not to have any marriages and such other occasions solemnized by Brahmins, and to evolve their lives based on Dhamma Sangh's teachings and norms. By embracing Buddhist faith, they pledged themselves to follow the tenets of Panch Sheela and adopt a new way of life, thereby obtaining true joy and peace.

Monk Bhanteji said that when the eyes of conscientiousness opened to reality in the present-day caste-ridden society, it was possible to respect other fellow-human beings. Buddha's message was highly relevant in a society plagued by different forms of violence like communalism and terrorism to rid itself of sorrow and fear.

Voila, Muslims behind Samjhauta blasts: Now will Congress pseudos & Indian media apologise for coining the term “Hindu Terror”

Voila, Muslims behind Samjhauta blasts: Now will Congress pseudos & Indian media apologise for coining the term “Hindu Terror”: "

Now it is proved that the allegation of Hindu terror is just a hoax.

See this secular Times of India link: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-05-11/india/29531592_1_qaida-al-qaida-arif-qasmani

The interrogation report of a Pakistani businessman and Guantanamo Bay detainee, Saifullah Paracha, has revealed that LeT was in touch with a US-based "al-Qaida anthrax operative'' as it tried to acquire weapons of mass destruction.

Qasmani is among the four men whose assets had been frozen by the US for their alleged involvement in the 2006 Mumbai train blasts. The US notification, in fact, had said that Qasmani also facilitated the Samjhauta blast in 2007.

Now will the Indian media dogs and their pseudo cohort politicians apologize to Hindus for false maligning us and linking us to terrorists.

Make no doubts about it. Islamic/Evangelical/Commie terror is the real thing. Hindu terror is like a bancou’s ghost which does not exist.

And finally back to my favourite words: Truth remains truth even if media dogs bark 24 X 7.

Postscript: Now what about Swami Aseemananda who was falsely cornered on the charges of Samjhauta blasts?


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Vijayvaani.com - Tamil Nadu Election Results: Draupadi’s Defeat - Radha Rajan


Tamil Nadu Election Results: Draupadi’s Defeat

Radha Rajan


Tamil Nadu’s Hindus felt little or no sense of Hindu involvement in the just concluded Assembly elections; and this notwithstanding the fact that across the country the Abrahamic so-called minorities, as always, participated in the elections with full consciousness of their religious identity and their religious commitment to chip away at national self-identity until the goal is reached – to politically dis-empower Hindus and de-Hinduise the Hindu Nation.

The BJP, wherever it succeeded, even without a Hindu agenda, and sometimes even after blatant pandering of Abrahamic minorities, rode to victory perched on RSS shoulders; it failed whenever the RSS refused to instruct its cadre to work actively for BJP victory. The RSS has still not decided, to the detriment of its own wellbeing and that of Hindus, if it wants to carry the dead weight of a characterless BJP on its shoulders.




Narendra Modi, although he does not fit into any of the above categories, like his good friend Jayalalithaa, is yet to learn that he is neither omnipotent nor infallible, and still has other lessons to learn.




The RSS is beginning to look increasingly like a failed Hindu organization without the capacity to create a political delivery mechanism with the unapologetic, unambiguous and uncompromising objective to serve Hindu interests. Unless the RSS wants to diminish itself to being simply another NGO working in the social sector, it has to make the conscious decision to influence the polity and empower Hindus to put in place a self-conscious Hindu government.




The Hindu Nation can be protected from anti-Hindu forces only by a Hindu State; and for the benefit of the unthinking among us let it be reiterated that a Hindu State is not to be equated with Abrahamic theocratic states. If empowerment does not lead to political power, it is no empowerment; and if the fast-track ascendancy of the Abrahamic minorities continues unchecked, then any measure of success that Hindus have achieved in any field can and will be dissipated to eventually favour only the Abrahamic minorities.



Now that Mamata Banerjee has announced that the Sachar Committee report will be implemented in full in W. Bengal, and Jayalalithaa has already promised the Christians in Kanyakumari that if returned to power, Tamil Nadu will be the first state-proclaimed Christian Kingdom of God on Earth, it is imperative to look at TN’s elections and results from a Hindu perspective.




The first myth which must be ruthlessly shattered is that these elections were fought on a battlefield were dharma was confronted by adharma. The Tamil Nadu elections were simply a turf war between two contending anti-Hindu parties - the DMK and AIADMK, with their fractious, factious, internecine dravidian satellites adding to the cacophony.




In 2006, when Jayalalithaa was riding the crest of despotic power and all poll forecasts predicted that she would bulldoze her way to power, she did lose, and lose resoundingly, because other invisible and unfelt forces defeated her. There is no single, convincing political, sociological or psephological argument yet as to why Jayalalithaa lost the elections in 2006 despite good governance and efficient civic administration. Lesson Number 2 for Narendra Modi.




The writer however is convinced that the good old law of natural justice, which the writer calls the Flawless Logic of Karma, caught up with Jayalalithaa and she was made to pay the price for her demoniac assault upon the seers of the Kanchi matham. The tragedy of Tamil Nadu is that while the laws of karma operate inexorably against evil-doers, they operate just as inexorably against self-absorbed and unconscionable Hindus too, for failing to create a driving force to protect dharma and dharmi.




Although the DMK, the AIADMK and even the BJP refused to set a Hindu agenda for the elections in Tamil Nadu, Hindus could still have voted as Hindus. The Law of Karma could not give Hindus choices that were not commensurate with their Hindu consciousness and therefore gave the Hindus of Tamil Nadu only one choice – to choose the lesser or greater evil, the DMK or the AIADMK. Jayalalithaa’s victory was Draupadi’s defeat.




In every dharmic society two categories of people are inviolable – women and sanyasis, because they are the life-force of the two fundamental institutions that define and sustain Hindu dharma – marriage/family and Sanyasaashrama. And that is why, as an expression of the highest respect accorded to them, in Hindu homes and Hindu society, people do not touch or come physically close to women and sanyasis.




When Jayalalithaa laid her hands on Pujya Jayendra Saraswati (Periava) and Pujya Sankaravijayendra Saraswati (Bala Periava) and lodged them in prison, it was akin to Dushasana dragging menstruating Draupadi by her hair to the royal court where her robes were stripped off her. That Draupadi could not be disrobed completely and the revered Kanchi seers could not be kept endlessly in jail or dislodged from their peethams does not mean that the duraatmas did not try; it also does not exonerate the Kauravas or Jayalalithaa and her accomplices of unpardonable violation of dharma.


-        Pujya Jayendra Saraswati Swami was tricked into going with the Tamil Nadu police for ‘questioning’ while in actual fact Pujya Periava had been arrested but not informed of it until he had been lodged in jail




-        Some bhaktas of the Matham close to Jayalalithaa had prior information of the arrest




-        Powerful bhaktas of the matham who called themselves Paramacharya’s bhaktas moved swiftly to silence the RSS, the Hindu Dharmacharya Sabha and important mathathipathis, powerful Hindu voices in industry and other professions and prevented them from stepping forward to put pressure on Jayalalithaa to release Pujya Periava from jail under the pretext that the matter was internal to the Kanchi matham and none except the Paramacharya’s bhaktas would deal with it as they deemed fit. As it turned out they dealt with it by doing nothing




-        At least two powerful Acharyas refused bluntly to the writer’s face to involve themselves or the HDAS in the issue




-        The writer and her dear friend Badri were accursed to have seen Pujya Bala Periava in the privacy of his chambers, sunk in deepest sorrow, mind-numbing and paralysing sorrow and grief as his Guru remained in prison




-        The very same Paramacharya’s bhaktas led by the Param bhakta who silenced all criticism of Jayalalithaa, who refused to lift their little finger to get Pujya Periava released from prison, however went around the country influencing opinion against the seers in powerful sections of Hindu society and were also exerting enormous pressure on both Pujya Jayendra Saraswati Swami and Pujya Bala Periava to step down from the peetham




-        Jayalalithaa, emboldened by the support that she received from this section of bhaktas stepped up her asuric mission against the matham




-        She froze all bank accounts of the matham and the writer was witness to boys and young men being trained in the vedapathashala being sent back to their homes




-        Orphanages and old age homes, shelters for destitute women run by the matham had no money and it does not require great intelligence to imagine the plight of the children, women and the aged living in these homes




-        The Kalavai matham itself did not have even the requisite meager resources to feed those who came to seek Pujya Periava’s darshan after his release




-        This was used as excuse by this bunch of saboteurs to attempt to relieve Pujya Periava of all control over the innumerable Trusts belonging to the matham; an attempt was even made to wrest Power of Attorney from Pujya Periava so that this group could now control the Trusts and the monies




-        Jayalalithaa had a compliant judge deny Pujya Periava bail in the Madras High Court




-        Even as all this was happening, the Paramacharya’s Param bhakta lost no time in packing the matham with his loyalists and sycophants in all administrative and managerial posts and positions. To a pointed question about the total take-over of the matham by the Param bhakta and his acolytes, the bhakta told the writer that he had been mandated by the Paramacharya (from his heavenly abode?) to “cleanse the matham”




-        This was a well-planned and calculated coup d’etat against both seers by a section of the matham; Jayalalithaa was only the all-powerful state instrument




-        This coup could have been achieved only by state power, only by people who used their closeness to Jayalalithaa to remove the acharyas physically from the matham




-        Jayalalithaa had some policeman administer drugs to Pujya Periava in jail and also permitted some scumbag to engage Pujya Periava in conversation. Leading questions about Pujya Periava’s role in an uninvestigated murder were posed to the seer; Pujya Periava was taunted and mocked; we all saw the video of this horrific abuse of Pujya Periava’s person aired on all news channels; as Pujya Periava, his speech slurred by the drugs injected into him, lost balance and fell over on his side, toppling to the ground, hundreds of hearts broke in anguish and shame that we could not protect him from this sacrilege




-        Jayalalithaa sent hundreds of policemen in shoes and boots into the sacrosanct premises of the matham to arrest Pujya Bala Periava and to a sharp question about how policemen could enter a temple with shoes on their feet, Jayalalithaa remarked that the matham was no temple and only a burial ground (sudukaadu), a veiled reference to the fact that Pujya Paramacharya is interned in the matham




-        Those were the times for Jayalalithaa-orchestrated and encouraged free-for-all. Editorials, columns and news room discussions, public meetings, interviews, were designed and crafted to malign and abuse the matham. Charges ranging from gun-running, drug trafficking and womanising were leveled by any passing individual on the street willing to sell his or her soul for a few thousand rupees




-        The then incumbent Sarsanghachalak, faithfully mouthing the lines given to him by Paramacharya’s Param Bhakta, announced to a horrified country that bhaktas must not lose heart as soon they would have a new mathathipathi on the peetham.




This was the Param Bhakta’s diabolic coup de grace. It was also mission accomplished; well, almost.




After Pujya Periava was released from prison, the writer has witnessed in Kalavai, on three occasions, tears welling uncontrollably in Pujya Periava’s eyes and had to beseech His Holiness to not allow them to fall to the ground. If even one drop of Pujya Periava’s tears had fallen to the ground, as certain as night follows day, Hindus collectively would have been annihilated, and deservedly annihilated.




And that is why this needed to be told again; that is why the wound had to be opened again. Hindus of Tamil Nadu have placed the sceptre into the very hands which used the power vested in the sceptre to defile the Kanchi matham. This was not simply about the Kanchi matham; this was about a virulent anti-Hindu polity mounting its most dastardly attack yet against Hindus, Hindu society and Hindu religion. What many Hindus do not know is that the case against Pujya Periava is still pending in the courts. They have not been brought to closure and Jayalalithaa is back in Fort St. George. Jayalalithaa’s victory is Draupadi’s defeat.


Every Hindu who made this possible actively or passively has earned the wrath of the gods. The gods may even forgive all slight offered to them; they may even forgive those who demolished temples or looted temple wealth, but they do not forgive those guilty of gurudroha and those guilty of defiling the highest institution in Hindu dharma. Lesson Number 3 for Narendra Modi.




The author is Editor, www.vigilonline.com