Cartoon by Kirtish Bhatt (www.bamulahija.com)
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Cartoon by Kirtish Bhatt (www.bamulahija.com)
Dear Friends: Many of you reading this must have already heard of Nisha Singh, a fresh, young candidate who is contesting the upcoming Municipal Elections in Guragon . I first heard about her on a facebook post, courtesy my friend Alok Mittal. I t hen realised that she and I shared something else in common (other than a shared passion to work for “good, clean politics” in India) – we were both alums of the London Business School (now ranked #1 worldwide for its MBA!) I was impressed by her clarity of thought and purpose and I reached out to her a few months ago requesting an interview for the blog…She was gracious enough to take time out from her pretty hectic campaigning to respond to these questions. Without further ado, read Nisha’s thoughts and perspectives on some of the *live* issues we are facing today..
Please share this with your friends and relatives in Gurgaon – more importantly, please ask them to vote for and support Nisha in whatever way they can…Nisha is one of the pioneers in the movement to cleanse politics in India – and a very deserving candidate for the elections in Guragon. Let us try and make sure she wins..Jai Hind, Jai Bharat!
दिल्ली में आयोजित ऐतिहासिक रामसेतु रक्षा महासम्मेलन में साध्वी ऋतंभरा, प्रणेता, वात्सल्य ग्राम (वृंदावन) का उदबोधन-
Foreign policy on its knees
Mint, April 20, 2011
The “incredible India” of the tourism ad campaign is increasingly showing itself in reality as a “credulous India” — one that refuses to learn from past mistakes or realize the costs of a meandering, personality-driven approach to policymaking. India’s foreign policy kowtows to two of its neighbours on the same day last week highlight this.
It has become tradition for any Indian prime minister visiting China to make an important concession to his hosts. Though Manmohan Singh travelled to Sanya ostensibly for the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) meeting held last Wednesday, he still delivered a gift-wrapped, two-in-one concession to Chinese President Hu Jintao — a double Indian climbdown on bilateral defence exchanges.
In resuming defence talks, India agreed both to delink them from the stapled-visa issue and, in deference to Beijing, to dilute the makeup of representation in its military delegation to China. Recall that India had frozen defence exchanges in response to two Chinese actions. One was Beijing’s policy of questioning India’s sovereignty in the Indian-controlled part of Jammu and Kashmir (China controls one-fifth of the original princely state) by issuing visas on a separate leaf to its residents. The other was its refusal to issue a normal visa to the Indian Army’s Northern Command chief, who was to lead the military team to China last summer.
Take the second kowtow — the decision to resume bilateral cricket ties with Pakistan without having secured any anti-terror commitment. Indeed, Islamabad has had the last laugh: the Pakistan-based masterminds of the Mumbai terror attacks remain untouched and the terrorist-training camps near the border with India continue to operate. Yet, New Delhi has returned to square one by resuming cricket ties and political dialogue at all levels.
The use of cricket to re-engage Pakistan at the highest level, with Mohali representing only the first step, mocks the memory of 26/11. Since Pakistan launched its proxy war against India in the 1980s, New Delhi has blended cricket with politics to court Pakistan on three separate occasions, with Singh the architect of two of those.
Brahma Chellaney is professor of strategic studies at the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi.
Ultimately, BJP led State Government of Karnataka has come out successful in securing the approval of the both houses of the legislature to the long aspired Karnataka Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Bill 2011.
Devout Hindus should protest lawfully on following Contact Details:1. Governor Fax No. : +91 80 22258150,
2. Karnataka CM Tel. No: +91 80 22253414,
3. Mujarai Minister, Dr. V. S, Acharya, Mobile: +91 9448120639,
Tel No : +91 80 22252536
4. Home Minister, R. Ashok, Tel No : +91 98440123,
5. Law Minister, Sri. Suresh Kumar, Tel No : +91 80 22253631
Mobile No: +91 9844031940
On receiving the assent of the Governor, it will become an ‘Act’ and come into effect with relevant ‘Rules’.
A detailed study of the Bill shows that it will be fatal to the interests of the Hindus in general and the Hindu Dharmik Institutions in particular.
1. While presenting the Bill with a view to bring certain amendments to the Karnataka Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Act 1997 (which was struck down by the Hon High court), the State Government appears to have intentionally presented only the proposed amendments so that nobody could easily understand the contents of the Bill which would be a boon to the State Government later. The State Government has thus kept the public including the members of the State Legislature in dark for political gain.
The bill has prescribed seven disqualifications (gambling, drinking, consuming intoxicating drugs, smoking, immoral traffic in women, stealing and cheating) for priests, which have not been made it applicable to the members of the State and Zilla Dharmik Parishads and the members of the Managing committees of the temples !
The State Government intends to frame laws for the managements of Hindu Dharmik institutions only, while the Management of institutions of other religions have been left in the hands of their own religious heads. This has created discrimination between the different religions, and is thus bad in law.
Totally, it may be concluded that the BJP led Karnataka State Government have come forward to takeover all the rich Hindu temples and institutions, keeping an eye on the valuable movable and immovable properties, rich jewelry and ornaments and perennial source of money coming from devotees in the form of donations, offerings and seva, but not with an intention to improve the present condition of temples, and thereby for the upliftment of Sanatan Dharma. The indifferent attitude of the Police to detect cases of burglary in temples, smashing of idols of Gods and Goddesses here and there every now and then, desanctifying temples and punishing the miscreants, proves this.
Thus, it is the utmost bounden duty of every Hindu to oppose this Bill and see that this Bill will not come into effect by way of a statute.
Please Protest through email, Fax, Telephone etc. and save Hindu Temples.
|Anna Hazare’s anti-corruption movement will have a new symbol in the future with 'Tiranga' at the centre.|
| The tricolour will replace the Bharat Mata image that was in the background set-up of the stage erected at Jantar Mantar on which Hazare was lying on a fast-unto-death for the Jan Lokpal Bill. |
The background set-up had an image of Bharat Mata encircled by the map of India. Now the map will encircle Tiranga.
According to sources, the movement leaders decided to give a secular character to the logo as some civil society members were uneasy on displaying an image which is identified as a Hindu religious symbol.
Bharat Mata is considered to be an incarnation of Devi Durga. “The issue was raised in the strategic meeting held after Hazare ended his fast. Women activists like Kavita Krishnan, Nandini Ojha and others raised the issue and requested the movement leaders to replace the image. It did not take long for the leaders to agree to replace the image,” said sources.
Activists said that the Bharat Mata image was meant to give a patriotic colour to the anti-corruption movement. The image was in no way associated with any communal agenda.
They also claimed that no one was allowed to use the stage to promote any communal agenda.
Muslims plan to hijack the Royal Wedding by burning effigies of Prince William and Princess Kate along rout of the procession. They have vowed a violent demonstration with thousands of protesters set to burn the Union Flag, images of the Crown, and effigies of the bridal couple. Their goal is to spit at the face of their hosts and prove to them that they are weak and helpless to stop them.
The multicultural laws in all western countries, devised by consecutive liberal governments were deliberately aimed to weaken these countries in a bid to destroy their Judeo-Christian roots. This weakness is today exploited by Muslim immigrants.
On November 11 last year, a group that calls itself Muslims Against Crusades, headed by the Emdadur Choudhuri was behind the “poppy-burning” outrage. The protesters attacked the police and injured one on his head who required hospitalization. Choudhury was fined a mere £50.
The weakness of the system (politicians, judges and the police) in dealing with violent Muslims became glaringly obvious when Andrew Ryan, 32, was jailed for 70 days for burning a Quran in Carlisle. He injured no one and caused no damages. He burned a book that belonged to him.