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Saturday, August 30, 2008

Bharatiya Hindu Americans -vs- Antonia Maino

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Bharatiya (Indian) Hindu Americans -vs- Antonia Maino aka Sonia Ghandi aka Sonia Gandhi

  1. Do You Know Your Sonia? by Dr. Subramanian Swamy, National President, Janata Party

  2. Lecture by Dr. Subramanian Swamy, National President, Janata Party on Freedom of Speech suppressed and gagged by Government of India

  3. Images courtesy: Forum for Preserving Gandhi's Heritage

  4. Video: Protests against Antonia Sonia Maino Gandhi at United Nations (UN) in 2007 Part 1

    Video: Protests against Antonia Sonia Maino Gandhi at United Nations (UN) in 2007 Part 2

  5. Sonia Congress's blitzkrieg evangelisation through RBI by V Sundaram, a retired IAS officer

  6. The nation's wonderful stepmother called Sonia by Cho Ramaswamy

  7. Will Sonia's whim 'will' a President? by Cho Ramaswamy

  8. Indian National Overseas Congress withdraws $100 million libel law suit exposing truth about Sonia Gandhi

  9. Third Ignominious defeat for Sonia Gandhi in US Court

  10. damp squib alert - kkkangress withdraws $100 MILLION LIBEL LAWSUIT by Nizhal Yoddha on October 4, 2008

  11. Narain Kataria moves New York Supreme Court to dismiss $100 million libel suit by Suman Guha Mozumder, India Abroad on June 13, 2008

  12. Superior Court of New Jersey order granting dismissal in case of Indian National Overseas Congress (Plaintiffs) -vs- Satyanarayana Dosapati (Defendants) by Hon'ble Judge Patricia Cleary, J.S.C. on August 15, 2008

  13. Full transcript of Motion

  14. New Jersey court dismisses Sonia Defamation Suit

    • IMAGE: New Jersey court dismisses Sonia Defamation Suit by Suman Guha Mozumder, India Abroad on August 29, 2008

    • PDF:New Jersey court dismisses Sonia Defamation Suit by Suman Guha Mozumder, India Abroad on August 29, 2008

    • A New Jersey court last week tossed out one of the two defamation lawsuits filed by the Indian National Overseas Congress (INOC) seeking $100 million in damages from individuals and non-profits for allegedly defaming Congress party president Sonia Gandhi. The court said the INOC does not have the right to seek damages. A decision on the other identical lawsuit filed by the INOC – but in a New York court and against different individuals – is pending.
      The defendants hailed Judge Patricia DelBueno Cleary of New Jersey's Monmouth County Superior Court's dismissal of the much-publicized lawsuit as a measure of the fairness of the American judicial system. Satyanarayana Dosapati, a defendant along with Naresh Sharma, Sunanda Thali, the Mahatma Gandhi Center and Hindu Temple and others, told India Abroad that he believed the ruling by the New Jersey court would positively impact the case in New York, because the charges are similar.
      "We are very happy that justice is done. It has been trying at times, but we had complete faith in the American judicial system. We hope that this will encourage all Indians across the world to come out openly and speak the truth," Dosapati said.

      Marc Haefner, attorney for the defendants, told India Abroad that he hoped "the New Jersey's court's decision to protect individuals who with to exercise their rights to free speech without being harassed by foreign political parties will serve as an example to the New York court when it takes this issue up at the beginning of October."

  15. US court dismisses suit seeking damages for anti-Sonia ads by Dharam Shourie on August 16, 2008

  16. A New Jersey court has dismissed a defamation suit filed by a US-based group seeking 100 million dollars from several parties for allegedly maligning Congress President Sonia Gandhi during her visit here last year, saying the outfit has no locus standi to claim damages.
    The defendants' lawyer Marc D Haefner said the judge yesterday held that INOC
    was not the proper party and did not have the locus standi to bring a claim of
    defamation because none of the statements were of or about it.

  17. The Story of Sonia's political fraud and corruption....

  18. Freedom of speech Rally against 100 million dollar lawsuit by Indian National Overseas Congress

  19. Hindus in US fight for defamation case filed by Sonia supporters by Lalit K Jha on June 27, 2008
    Number of Hindus, comprising of mostly anti-Sonia Gandhi supporters, filled up a temple auditorium in Flushing, New York, to raise funds to fight out the $ 100 million defamation case filed against two of their community leaders by Indian National Overseas Congress (INOC).

    The INOC in a $100 million libel lawsuit filed against – Narain Kataria and Arish Sahni – in a New York court have alleged that these two have defamed their Sonia Gandhi, the UPA Chairperson, by levying baseless and incorrect allegations against her through a full page advertisement published in The New York Time on October 6, 2007.

    Both Kataria and Sahani, who maintain that they stand by their allegations as everything they published has been a matter of public record, had appealed to the Hindus in the US to help them fight the libel lawsuit as they did not had enough money to pay for attorney and other associated fees.

    Organizers of the fund raiser, though, did not divulge details of the money raised during the event held at the Hindu Temple, Flushing, those close to it did concede thousands of dollars have been collected in the name of Hindu Support Fund; which has been created for the purpose.

  20. 'Stale' case in Indian Court; not so stale in US court by V Sundram

  21. In Maino country

  22. This would tell you what Sonia Gandhi is all about

Friday, August 29, 2008

श्री राम सेतु / Shri Ram Setu Case

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॥जय श्री राम॥
Watch an exemplary talk on Shri Ram Sethu evidence by Dr. Subramanian Swamy who is spearheading the Shri Ram Sethu case in Bharatiya (misnomer: Indian) Supreme Court.

The same exemplary talk is also available on Youtube.

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A talk with facts and sketches on Shri Ram Setu by Dr. Subramanaiam Swamy chaired by Mr. Rajiv Malhotra at Arsha Bodha Center in New Jersey.

  1. The Ram Sethu is our heritage: WE SHALL PROTECT IT by Dr. Subramanian Swamy

  2. 'Rama Sethu bridge is man-made only': Swami Dayananda Saraswati comes up with proof by Swami Dayananda Saraswati on April 29, 2007
  3. Refuting the claim of a scientist that there is no-man made structure called Rama Sethu or Adam's bridge between Mandapam at Rameswaram and Thalaimannar in Sri Lanka, Swami Dayananda Saraswati (who is a scholar in such matters) has cited the study of a geologist to reaffirm his position that a bridge had indeed been built by humanity at the present site.

    Stating there cannot be a natural, geological formation at the Rama Sethu connecting Indian sub-continent with Lanka, the spiritual leader quoting from the observations of the geologist says the climate and soil conditions in the Bay of Bengal between the two land masses did not allow for an undersea volcanic ridge (a long raised strip) as there was no seismic activity in this area. 'Nor can it be a submarine linear platform or plateau from a linear block of rock mass that rises up between two parallel faults or crustal fractures because such structures are not found in this area,' he reasoned.

    Extending the thesis further, the Swamiji said the present formation could not be a coral ridge as coral islands were scattered in the coastal and offshore areas and not in the present site which was running at right angles to the coastline. Also, the undersea land strip could not be a submerged hill or an anticlinal (sloping downward away from a common crest) ridge as the bridge was found in sediments which were not subjected to any folding activity, he explained.

    'Thus with no evidence to the contrary, the under-sea bridge could not be a geological formation and remained a man-made structure only,' he said citing the geologist's study.

    Referring to the gazette published in 1803 by the British government for the Madras Presidency, Swami Dayananda Saraswati said in the glossary, the first entry was 'Adam's Bridge' which, it noted, was also called Rama's Bridge or Neela's Bridge. The gazette also mentioned the bridge's position in terms of latitude and longitude with its dimension of 30 miles length and 1.25 miles wide. 'The gazette further reports the bridge was used by people to cross between Tamilnadu and Sri Lanka until the middle of 15th Century when there was a breach due to a storm, causing a part of the bridge to be submerged,' he recalled. The copy of the map of the bridge along with its submerged portion in that period was available in the Saraswati Mahal Library in Thanjavur.

    'With all these facts, we can safely assume that Rama Sethu is much more than a Hindu sentimental issue. It is an issue of national and human heritage,' the Swamiji said. If UNESCO came to know of this ancient land-strip, it would safeguard Rama Sethu as a 'phenomenal accomplishment of human genius,' he said.

  4. More to destructive dredging than what meets the eye? by Cho Ramaswamy

  5. Kamraj vs Gandhi Dynasty by Premendra Agrawal

  6. Demand for 'Sacred Site' status for Shri Ram Sethu

  7. Anti-Hindu Congress is bent on destroying the sacred Shri Ram Setu

  8. Shri Ram Sethu is not part of Hinduism says the communal Congress Government of India
  9. What a sick most communal govt. ever! You are questioning how can this be an integral part of Sanatan Dharm (Hinduism)? Who the f**k do they think they are to tell Hindus what to do? These communal jerks don't realize that God Shri Ram is integral part of every Hindu's cell. This Christian run govt. think it can demean and bash Hindus any which way it wants in the name of its phony secularism using such cheap language to hurt us. May be it thinks that the only way to cross a sea is to split it as per Christian Mythology.
  10. Ram Sethu: What the apex court said

  11. DU to check 'offending references' to Ramayan by CNN-IBN on September 19, 2008

  12. Wow even at University level, filth and derogatory text is taught as history to make a mockery of Hindus. There was mere reference to Bible in the Da Vinci Code, and the govt. banned it. Whatever happened to the Freedom Speech and Expression?! But here we have a University teaching such derogatory text as a part of History course. Doesn't the constitution say even if there is text deemed as offensive to a community religiously, it would be banned. Then why ask the culprit to check if it is doing a mistake?
  13. राम नाम की लूट में बुद्धि गई कहीं छूट।

  14. जय श्री राम! Jai Shri Ram!

  15. Denying Ram is denying India by Tarun Vijay on September 14, 2007
  16. After all, the affidavit was filed quite confidently by the State apparatus because the entire atmosphere of governance has a distinct 'offend the Hindus, get the Muslim votes' hue.

    It is this all-pervading air of 'bruising Hindus to get a pat' that the name that appears first on our lips since birth and lasts till the funeral pyre is lit was challenged so coolly by a government which is not run by aliens.

    It has tried to delete all that stood for our identity and cultural traits that define us, our nationhood and soul. It shows utter disregard for the majority sentiment and the threads that weave a fabric called India, while distributing gifts of reservations and loans and opportunities for anyone declaring himself to be a non-Hindu. One Diwali our Shankaracharya was arrested and then Muslims were given reservations in jobs and educational institutions. No one ever, not even once, showed any concern for the Kashmiri Hindu refugees; rather illegal alien Muslim infiltrators were facilitated by enacting the Illegal Migrants Detention Act and when the Supreme Court struck it down, again brought it back through the back door.

    Mythology. The whole construct is a British anthropological revenge on us. We had a different tradition of recording events and writing history. The British and their cohorts taught that all that was mythology, a myth, and only the Western Christian world's methods are 'scientific'. Hence we adopted their standards, their calendar, their ways to greet the guests, their worldview became ours, and we discarded everything that we cherished, adopted their attire and weird uniforms (see our learned advocates sweating in black but still not complaining) to look modern and progressive.

    Hence questioning Ram and Sita, humiliating ochre-robed sanyasins, converting ancient people and ridiculing their faith becomes part of cleansing the 'heathens and pagans' of their dark practices and emancipating them to the 'higher' levels of 'modernity'.

    When Kalidas wrote Raghuvamsam, he described the entire dynasty beginning from Brahma. Lord Brahma created 10 prajapatis -- one of whom was Marichi. Kashyapa is the son of Marichi and Kala. Kashyapa is regarded as the father of humanity. Vivasvan or Surya is the son of Kashyapa and Aditi. Manu or Vaivaswatha Manu is the son of Vivasvan. He is regarded as the first ruler belonging to the Ikshvaku dynasty. Ikshvaku is the son of Manu and established his kingdom in Ayodhya. Kukshi is the son of Ikshavaku. Vikukshi is the son of Kukshi. Bana is the son of Vikukshi. Anaranya is the son of Bana. Prithu is the son of Anaranya. Trisanku is the son of Prithu. Dhundhumara is the son of Trisanku. Yuvanaswa is the son of Dhundhumara. Mandhata is the son of Yuvanaswa. Susandhi is the son of Mandhata. Daivasandhi and Presenjit are the sons of Susandhi. Bharatha is the son of Presenjit. Asita is the son of Bharatha. Sagara is the son of Asitha. Asamanja is the son of Sagara. Amsumantha (Ansuman) is the son of Asamanja. Dileepa is the son of Amsumantha. Bhagiratha is the son of Dileepa. Kakustha is the son of Bhagiratha. Raghu is the son of Kakushta.

    The clan of Raghuvamsha started with Raghu. Pravardha is the son of Raghu. Sankhana is the son of Pravardha. Sudarsana is the son of Sankhana. Agnivarna is the son of Sudarsana. Seeghraga is the son of Agnivarna. Maru is the son of Seeghraga. Prasusruka is the son of Maru. Ambarisha is the son of Prasusruka. Nahusha is the son of Ambarisha. Yayathi is the son of Nahusha. Nabhaga is the son of Yayathi. Aja is the son of Nabhaga. Dasaratha is the son of Aja. Rama, Lakshmana, Bharatha and Shatrughana are the sons of Dasaratha. Lava and Kusha are the sons of Rama.

    Oh my god, these Sanskrit names! Why couldn't they have Roman ones, to be pronounced better?

    The entire East Asia reverberates with the tales of Rama and enactment of the Ramayana including the Muslim-majority Malaysia and Indonesia and countries ruled by the Communists. But a Hindu majority country's government, under a non-Hindu dispensation, destroys the great bridge associated with Rama's legacy and files an affidavit that smacks of an alien mindset.

    This was a counter-affidavit filed by C Dorjee, director (monuments), Archaeological Survey of India, on behalf of the respondent Union of India through the ministry of culture in reply to Dr Subramanian Swamy's petition that seeks to put a halt on the Sethu destruction. The language of the affidavit and the way it addressed the Adam's Bridge issue smacked of an utter disregard for Hindus. They hate calling it Ram Sethu and feel quite comfortable with Adam's Bridge, a much later coinage. Same firang mindset!

    The way the whole issue is being dealt with by the government of India right from the beginning stinks of dishonesty and an aversion to Hindu sensitivities.
  17. Sanatana Dharma Foundation Honors Dr Subramanian Swamy and Dr S. Kalyanaraman for their Courageous Effort in Protecting the Historic Rama Sethu
  18. Sanatana Dharma Foundation, Dallas, Texas organized its first Hindu Unity Day, at the DFW Hindu Temple, in Dallas on the 19th and 20th of July, 2008. Symbolizing Hindu Unity, Representatives of Dallas Chapters of several organizations like the Art of living Foundation, Ammachi Satsang, Hare Krishna ISCKON group, Gayatri Parivar, Brahmakumaris, Carribbean Mandir, Chinmaya Mission, Hanuman Temple, Sathya Sai groups, Datta Yoga Peetam and other prominent Hindu personalities from the local Dallas-Fort Worth community in Texas, were present at this unique event. Dr Subramanian Swamy's latest book "Rama Sethu Symbol of National Unity" was released and distributed at the Event, to key members of these organizations and other prominent members of the community.

    Dr Subramanian Swamy, PhD, visiting professor of Economics, Harvard University and former Union Law Minister of India, and Dr S. Kalyanaraman, Director, Saraswati River Research Center, and President of Sri Rameshwaram Rama Sethu Raksha Manch, received awards in Dallas, Texas for their courageous effort in protecting the historic Rama Sethu, from being destroyed by the Government of India in the name of a development project.

    Rama Sethu is the original Sanskrit name given to a bridge built by the legendary King Rama, who crossed over to Sri Lanka from India to fight the King of Lanka, Ravana, recover his wife Sita, and restore Dharma (Order) in the land of India. While it is difficult to establish the exact historical age of these events, the bridge is thought to be at least 5000 years old, if not much older, making it the oldest causeway built across an ocean channel. The Rama Sethu is referred to in numerous ancient Sanskrit texts and scriptures, as a man made structure, and in recent times, it has been vividly photographed by both NASA and Indian Satellites.

    When India fell under Colonial rule, the British renamed this construction as "Adam's Bridge". The Government of India, in recent years, has been trying to establish a Shipping Channel between India and Sri Lanka, by breaking and destroying the continuity of this ancient structure. Hindus in India and around the world have been protesting and fighting this decision of the Government of India, and have demanded that the Rama Sethu be declared a monument of historic importance and a world heritage site. On May 8th, 2008, the Supreme Court of India directed the Government of India to go back to the drawing board to see if it can create an alternate shipping route, and at the same time, study the Rama Sethu as a monument of historic importance. It is yet to be seen if the Government of India will comply with the Court's direction, and thereby uphold due constitutional process, or continue on its path of destroying the Rama Sethu, dis-regarding the Supreme court's direction.

    Sanatana Dharma Foundation, (www.sdfglobal.org) a Dallas based Non-Profit organization inspired by the Hindu Dharma Acharya Sabha, (www.acharyasabha.org) the apex body of Hindus in India, presented the "Hindu Dharma Rakshaka Kshatriya Award" to Dr Subramanian Swamy & Dr S. Kalyanaraman on the occassion of the Hindu Unity Day organized at the DFW Hindu Temple in Dallas, Texas on July 19, 2008. Speaking on the occasion, the President of Sanatana Dharma Foundation, Kalyan Viswanathan, said that "This award, a first of its kind, has been instituted to honor and celebrate the 'Kshatriya Spirit', specifically the courage shown by Hindus in taking risks and standing up to fight for the protection and preservation of Dharma. The word Kshatriya is a Sanskrit word that refers to the royal and noble class of Hindus who historically defended their nation, and the Dharma of the land."

  19. Dr. Kusum Vyas’ unstinted efforts and global quest secured the nomination for Shri Ram Setu (Gulf of Mannar) as an International Sacred Site.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Jawahar Lal Nehru: Blunder of a century

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In 1954, Jawahar Lal Nehru got angry and misbehaved during a CONgress meet when someone disagreed with him.

Nehru lighting a cigarette for the then British High Commissioner's wife

Jawahar Lal Nehru hugging Edwina Mountbatten

Nehru with US President John F Kennedy's wife Jacqueline 'Jacqui' Kennedy. At your service Madame!

There is a rule Gandhis follow. It is called "Rules are for others". Chacha Nehru explains with this pic. Image courtesy: india_review

Nehru being thrashed by angry people after 1962 China war debacle.
Nehru wanted to scuttle Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's Operation Polo plan to annex Hyderabad for united India. Imagine if Nehru had succeeded in his nefarious stupid interference then we would have had another Kashmir like situation in India.
Unemployment, corruption, inflation, poverty, and crime has increased and Rupee ₹ has devalued, whenever Jawaharlal Nehru and fake Gandhi dynasty (Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi, Robert Vadra) led corrupt communal CONgress has come into power and misruled India.
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I was recently in a debate with an acquaintance of mine on the current political environment in Bharat (misnomer: India) after we all saw in full awe and shame on international media the show of communal speeches and corruption inside the Parliament and outside it by the elected members. Communal speeches such as by Omar Abdullah, son of Farooq Abdullah, who thumped his chest on the floor of Parliament and shouted we (Muslims) will not give an inch of land to the Hindus for lodging during Shri Amarnath ji Yatra pilgrimage. While I was talking about the unprecedented display of corruption by Congress and SP in their cash-for-votes scam and communal bias by the same party's govt. in suppression of freedom of speech and press in Jammu to suppress people's non-cooperation movement. My acquaintance was bent on proving that everything is hunky-dory in the country and that Bharat is on the path set by whom he calls the "great" "Chacha" "Pandit" Nehru.

While I don't agree with his former assessment that everything is hunky-dory in country but I totally agree with the latter part of it that Bharat is on the path set by Nehru. That is when I asked him the following to make sure if we are talking about the same Nehru.

Isn't it the same Nehru who did 1962 blunder? Isn't it the same Nehru who made a communal statement that I am Muslim by heart and Hindu by accident? Isn't it the same Nehru who in 1955 relinquished Bharat's UNSC seat to China to kiss their a*s, who in turn gave Bharat a finger in form of 1962 war? Isn't it the same Nehru who despite of many opposition blindly took Bharat down the path of Made-In-USSR-Only Socialism and closed controlled command economy full of red tapism and no competition that made Bharat almost bankrupt in long term? Popularly termed as "The Nehruvian Penalty: 50 wasted years" by Rajeev Srinivasan in an article. Thank god for the then visionary Prime Minister PV Narsimha Rao who guided the then Finance Minister Manmohan Singh in 1990-1991 and saved Bharat through some economic reforms. Pity that Manmohan Singh has not shown that vision and commitment in the past 4 1/2 years as Prime Minister of Bharat.

Isn't it the same Nehru who pressured "the real" Gandhi ji for partition? Isn't it the same "lawyer by profession" Nehru who jumped in for PM post bypassing the more deserving Sardar Patel ji? Isn't it the same Nehru who let Pakistan and China take a chunk of Bharat away and said its OK, we don't want no conflict, we will solve it later? Height of indecisiveness! Isn't it the same Nehru who gave up Tibet knowingly that there will be Human Rights violations under Chinese control and it is the only natural buffer between us and them? Also, knowingly that it has the holiest of Hindu sites there, Shri Kailash Mansarovar. But he dun't care cause he was sorry and ashamed to be a Hindu. Isn't it the same Nehru who laid the foundation of Nepotist monarchy in disguise of democracy by passing the throne to Indira Feroz Ghandi and so on? Isn't it the same Nehru who endorsed parallel court system with a separate Islamic Sharia Muslim personal law and court system for Bhartiya Muslims? A slap in the face of democracy and justice system as Muslims hold their Sharia court decisions above the Supreme Court of Bharat. Isn't it the same Nehru who enacted laws to give Haj subsidies to Muslims but no such subsidies to any pilgrim of any other religion? Isn't it the same Nehru who enacted laws to control Temple funds and deny equal rights to Hindu institutions? What kind of secularism is this?

One of the worst of all decisions is this one. Isn't it the same Nehru who doctored our rich history, and gave more importance and propagated British and West-is-the-best legacy, ideology, and English as main language instead of any of the Bharatiya (misnomer: Indian) languages? The first thing Israel and other countries did when they got independence was to create an university with Hebrew, etc. resp. as their official language. The first thing Nehru did was to declare Samskrtam (Sanskrit) as dead language. He gave his "tryst with destiny" speech in English for god sakes. Like average Bharatiya population in those times could understand what he was saying. Ignorant jerk!

Isn't it the same congress which hasn't made any proper infrastructure around Bharat in 55 years? It was Vajpayee ji who started Golden Quadrilateral Highways which by the way have been slowed down to almost Shunya in most of the states under the current govt. And what did egomaniacal congress do, they spend the money kept aside to plant trees on both sides of these highways to remove Mr. Vajpayee's name and picture from "Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Golden Quadrilateral Highways" boards on the highway. Why? Are only Nehru-Ghandi family tree allowed to have all the projects, airports, and now even IIMs are named after them? Now you (my acquaintance) will cry and say BJP stole this too. BJP started the world class Delhi Metro, something every Indraprasth citizen is proud of. Now you (my acquaintance) will cry and say BJP stole this too.

The wasteful pet project NREGA of dictator Lady Bountiful Sonia Gandhi has been implemented best in non-Congress and non-Left states particularly in BJP states. Now you (my acquaintance) will cry that because they (BJP) are in State govt., so they are taking the credit. What about their (Congress, UPA, et al) own (mis)ruled states? Congress has not answered where are those रु. 65000 crores of loan waiver going to come from. Obviously from the pocket of 3% of Bharatvaasi (misnomer: Indian) who pay taxes. What a precedence they have set!! We will not create infrastructure and environment for you to grow. But you don't worry, feel free to default the loans as we can't stop you from suiciding say by bringing reforms, so we will just waive it off. Because there are people like my acquaintance who "trust" us blindly and love to point fingers at others. Way to go, like I said, the grand old tradition of Nehru-Ghandi family, "If you can't claim it, blaim it on others". Nehru, the leader, yeah right. More of Nehru, the blunder. Just google "Hindi Chini Bhai Bhai", you will learn more about this bloomer.

My acquaintance replied: "Yeah, we are talking about the same Nehru."

॥सत्यमेव जयते नानृतं॥ (Truth Alone Triumphs, not falsehood) - Mundak Upanishad 3.1.6


  1. Nehru's hate and ignorance for Sanatan Dharm (Hindu)

    • Violation of Hindu Human Rights − Need for a Hindu nation − III, by V Sundaram (Retd. IAS Officer)
      Tragically for the Hindu Nation, Jawaharlal Nehru shamelessly declared: 'To talk of Hindu culture would injure India's interests. By education I am an Englishman, by views an internationalist, by culture a Muslim, and I am a Hindu only by accident of birth…. The ideology of Hindu Dharma is completely out of tune with the present times and if it took root in India, it would smash the country to pieces'. Nehru dismissed the Hindus of India as a mere religious community without any cultural traditions going back to the dawn of history. Thus Nehru had total contempt for Hindu religion, for Hindu culture, for Hindu society and above all for the average Hindu.

    • Violation of Hindu Human Rights − Need for a Hindu nation − I, by V Sundaram (Retd. IAS Officer)

    • Violation of Hindu Human Rights − Need for a Hindu nation − IV, by V Sundaram (Retd. IAS Officer)

    • Cry for a Hindu Nation, by V Sundaram (Retd. IAS Officer)

    • I am Hindu by accident by Raghav on November 28, 2007

    • Still think Pandit?

    • Still think Pandit?

    • Let us now praise famous men Part 1 by Rajeev Srinivasan on September 16, 1999

    • Nehru: India's last English PM!, by D P Sinha, The Observer on November 12 1997
      In a passing moment of emotional weakness, Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of Independent India, shared a deep secret with the then American diplomat John Galbraith, who said: "It did not especially surprise me, when once in a relaxed' moment he (Nehru) said - well, you know I am the last Englishman to rule in India".

      To believe this is difficult. Is it possible that India's first Prime Minister, a man who defiantly challenged the British rule, belligerently criticised its policies and went to jail again and again, could claim to be an Englishmen? And that, too, with an unmistakable stamp of pride. An irony indeed!

      But Jawaharlal Nehru did not conceive of independent India's new fledged government as an insurrectionary government with all its inherent potential.

      The anti-Hindu policy is another heirloom from the white rulers which the Nehru government wholeheartedly followed.

      In August 1947, Dr Rajendra Prasad, who was the chairman of the Constituent Assembly wrote to Nehru about cow slaughter and the fact that a majority of Hindu sentiments run high against the cow slaughter.

      Jawaharlal Nehru responded that he is well aware of the Hindu sentimentality and, yet he would much rather resign from the prime ministerial position than bow before it.

      The man who can derive pleasure from the weakening and fragmenting of the Hindu society can hardly be a Hindu himself. Disclaiming his Hindu identity, Nehru declared that by education he was an Englishman, by culture a Muslim and by accident of birth, a Hindu. It is a mere throw of the dice that he was born to a Hindu couple, otherwise he had no undertaking with the Hindus.

      Albeit, it is a different matter that to remain the beloved Prime Minister of a Hindu majority electorate, Nehru stuck to his Brahmanical title 'Pandit' pretty much in the same way as he stuck to the Gandhi cap on his bald head: Both lending him validity and at the same time functioning as tools to hoodwink Hindu masses. It was the same exigency that compelled him to accept anti-cow slaughter as one of the Directive Principles of our Constitution.

    • Do You Know Your Sonia? by Dr. Subramanian Swamy

    • Know Sonia Gandhi

  2. The Blunder of Nehru by Claude Arpi on June 16, 2004

  3. Nehru's jump to the post of Prime Minister bypassing the more deserving Iron Man of Bharat Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel ji

  4. TWO MISSED OPPORTUNITIES, SIX DISASTROUS CONSEQUENCES by Mr. Lal Krishna Advani, ex-deputy Prime Minister of India on 26 June 2011
    A martyr is one who sacrifices his or her life on the battlefield fighting against an enemy nation. But Dr. Mookerjee became a martyr while fighting a government in our own country. His fight was for the full integration of Jammu & Kashmir with the Indian Union. He was a visionary who had foreseen the consequences of placing Jammu & Kashmir, a strategically located state, in a separate and tenuous Constitutional relationship with the rest of India.

    Sadly, neither the government of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in New Delhi nor the government of Shaikh Abdullah in Srinagar believed that Jammu & Kashmir needed to be fully integrated into the Indian Union.

    In the case of Shaikh Abdullah, the problem was his ambition to become the unquestioned leader of a virtually independent Kashmir. In the case of Nehruji, it was a matter of lack of courage, firmness and foresight.

    Article 370 in the Indian Constitution, which Pandit Nehru himself had declared to be a “temporary provision”, has still not been abrogated. As a result, secessionist forces in Kashmir, aided and instigated by the anti-India establishment in Pakistan, continue to feel emboldened to carry out their poisonous propaganda that J&K’s accession to India is not final and that Kashmir, in particular, is not a part of India.

    Our country has paid an incalculable price for Nehruji’s failure to settle the Kashmir issue once and for all in India’s favour at the time of Partition. Nehruji’s blunder was totally avoidable. After all, Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was successful in securing the integration of all the other princely states — 561 of them — into the Indian Union. When a few of them dithered, or dared to express their intention to join Pakistan, Patel used the might of the newly independent Indian State to show them their place. For example, the armed resistance of the Nizam of Hyderabad was crushed with a heavy hand. The ruler of Junagadh fled away to Pakistan .

    Jammu & Kashmir was the only princely state whose accession was being handled directly by Prime Minister Nehru. In fact, Pakistan’s first war against India in 1947 to capture Kashmir through force and subterfuge had given Nehruji’s government an excellent opportunity not only to fully beat back the invaders but also to resolve the Kashmir issue with Pakistan once and for all.

    India frittered away a second big opportunity to settle the Kashmir issue once and for all in the 1971 India-Pak war, in which Pakistan was not only roundly defeated but India had as many as 90,000 Pakistani PoWs.

    Hence, our countrymen should know that the Kashmir problem is Nehru family’s special ‘gift’ to the nation.

    The consequences of this ‘gift’ are:
    1. Pakistan’s export of cross-border terrorism first into Kashmir, and later into other parts of India.
    2. Pakistan’s export of religious extremism into Kashmir, which has subsequently spread to other parts of India.
    3. Thousands of lives of our security personnel and civilians.
    4. Tens of thousands of crores of rupees spent on military and paramilitary defense.
    5. An opportunity for external powers to fish in the troubled waters of India-Pakistan relations.
    6. Almost the entire population of Kashmiri Pandits having been driven out of their own homeland and become refugees or “internally displaced” people in their own motherland.

    Dr. Mookerjee had foreseen that placing Jammu & Kashmir on a separate and unsound Constitutional footing would have disastrous consequences. But he not only envisioned J&K’s full integration with India, but, as a brave and lion-hearted patriot, he transformed his vision into his personal mission.

    He set out to implement his mission on three terrains – political, parliamentary and on-the-ground in Kashmir.

    Firstly, in October 1951, he founded the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, as a truly nationalist alternative to the Congress. Apart from struggling for Kashmir’s full integration with India, the agenda of the Jana Sangh extended to rebuilding the newly independent India in a manner that ensured prosperity, justice, security and welfare for all its citizens without any kind of discrimination on grounds of religion, caste, language, etc.

    Secondly, after the Jana Sangh made a debut in the first general elections in 1952, Dr. Mookerjee emerged as the de-facto Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha. Here he stoutly opposed the Congress government’s policy towards J&K, which, among other things, meant that no one, including the President and the Prime Minister of India could enter into Kashmir without the permission of Kashmir’s “Prime Minister”. Kashmir would have its own Constitution, its own President (Sadar–e-Riyasat) and Prime Minister and its own Flag! In protest, Dr. Mookerjee thundered: “Ek desh mein do Vidhan, do Pradhan and Do Nishan nahin challenge”.

    Thirdly, Dr. Mookerjee announced in 1953 that he would visit Kashmir without seeking a permit. On May 11, while crossing the border into Kashmir, he was arrested and held as a detenu in Srinagar. He was not provided proper medical assistance when his health deteriorated and, on June 23, he died under mysterious circumstances.

    Dr. Mookerjee’s sacrifice had immediate consequences.

    The permit system was scrapped, and the National Tricolour started flying in the State.

    In course of time, the authority of the Rashtrapati, the Supreme Court, the Election Commission and the C.A.G. was extended to J& K. State.

    When in the name of giving autonomy to J&K state, some people talk of restoring the pre-1953 position, the implications must be understood. The people of India are not going to allow the gains to the nation secured by Dr. Syama Prasad’s martyrdom to be undone under any circumstances

    It is a shame that the history of Dr. Mookerjee’s martyrdom for the cause of India’s unity and integrity is not taught to our students in schools and colleges.

    Our education system and the government-controlled mass media glorifies the contribution of the Nehru family, but deliberately underplays or blacks out the struggles and sacrifices of other patriots, such as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Sardar Patel, Gopinath Bordoloi, Rammanohar Lohia, Jayaprakash Narayan, Hiren Mukherjee, A.K. Gopalan and, of course, Dr. Mookerjee.


    There was a time when the Congress was a broad platform that accommodated patriots of all hues. Indeed, it was at the behest of Mahatma Gandhi, that Dr. Mookerjee, who then belonged to the Hindu Maha Sabha, and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar who had been a bitter critic of the Congress Party were included in Pandit Nehru’s first Cabinet after Independence.

    Sadly, the Congress today has become the fiefdom of a single family. The office of Prime Minister is reserved either for the nominee or a member of the Nehru family. India is paying a heavy price because of a Prime Minister nominated by the Congress president.

    And now the demand has arisen from within the Congress Party that a scion of the Nehru family should take over the Prime Ministership.

    Our country cannot afford continuation of the misrule that UPA represents. Prime Ministership of a great democracy like India should not be allowed to become the jagirdari of a family.

  5. Mr Straw, do you know who created the Kashmir mess? by Claude Arpi on May 28, 2002

  6. The Nehruvian Penalty: 50 wasted years by Rajeev Srinivasan on January 14, 2004

  7. U.N. Security Council Seat: China Outsmarts India by Sreeram Chaulia, Indo-Asian News Service on May 30, 2008

  8. India's Security Council Bid a Long Haul by Ranjit Devraj on September 27, 2004
    China managed a seat in the Security Council only because India, when invited to join the Security Council in 1955, declined in favor of its bigger neighbor.

    "The first step to be taken is for China to take her rightful place, and then the question of India might be discussed separately," India's then prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru wrote in a letter to the country's top political leaders – explaining why he supported Beijing.

  9. Nehru's Tibet policies

  10. Nehru's prejudice policies towards Kailash Mansarovar

    • It was as if India did not exist by Claude Arpi (French-born author and journalist who lives in Auroville, India. He has authored several books like The Fate of Tibet, India and her neighbourhood, and Born in Sin: The Panchsheel Agreement) and Ramananda Sengupta on Jun 30,2008
      Ramananda Sengupta: While researching for it, did you stumble across anything which made you look at issues differently from how you used to?

      Claude Arpi: When I started my research, I soon discovered that the Indian Archives were closed to the Indian public. The Government has confiscated the modern history of India. This still upsets me very much. Very few in India seem to care about the fact that the Nehru Papers are locked in almirahs in the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund and permission to view these State documents has to be begged for from the ruling family. It is probably the only nation in the world where such nonsense can continue unchallenged.

      Ramananda Sengupta: Can India afford to take a tough negotiating position with China on the Tibet issue?

      Claude Arpi: India first has to be tough to defend her own interests. Once she does this, her position vis-Ã -vis Tibet will automatically be clearer. Nehru purposefully decided to keep the Indian position 'vague', to not upset China, with the result that there is a border issue pending for the last 50 years. In my book (I quote from a Press Conference of Nehru in 1949) in two sentences, he used the word 'vague' five times to define India's position vis-Ã -vis Tibet, while he knew perfectly well that Tibet was an independent nation. Today we are still reaping the consequences of this original sin, look at what is happening in Arunachal or Sikkim. When Nehru finally woke up, (October 1962), it was too late.

      Ramananda Sengupta: The title says 'Lost Frontier'. Are you referring to the notion of it being a buffer state against China for India, or something more?

      Claude Arpi: The 'lost frontier' is India's frontier. For 2000 years, people, monks, pandits, yogis, pilgrims, traders circulated freely between the sub-continent and the Tibetan plateau. Pilgrims would visit Kailash-Mansarovar through the Ladakh road without any hindrance. There was even an Indian principality called Minsar at the bottom of the Kailash. With the invasion of Tibet in 1950, India lost a peaceful frontier. India lost a friendly neighbour. The frontier became a 'disputed' border. This is the tragedy. All because 'frontier' or 'buffer' had a 'colonialist' connotation according to Nehru; he did not want to be seen as an imperialist and hence did not intervene in 1950. Mao had no such scruples when he 'liberated' Tibet.

    • Amarnath imbroglio: Should the Himalayas be de-Sanskritized? by Shashi Shekhar Toshkhani on July 30, 2008
      This concept of Amriteshwara Shiva is unique to Kashmir Shaivism, but strikes a chord of deep devotion in every Hindu heart. But for the fanatics who want to impose on Kashmir an exclusivist Islamic order, this is an anathema. Politically, this is a corollary to the demand to retain the current Muslim-majority character of Kashmir ; a point on which all political parties in the Valley, Peoples Democratic Party, National Conference and even Congress, are one. This was why Sheikh Abdullah arm-twisted Jawaharlal Nehru to include Article 370 in the Constitution.

      From Kailash Mansarovar to Panchakedars to Amarnath, Shiva reigns supreme in the whole inner Himalayan region as the most beloved deity, with Devi dominating the outer Himalayas from Kamakhya in Assam to Vaishnodevi in Jammu . Hindus have already lost Kailash to the Chinese because of Mr. Nehru’s ill-conceived foreign policy. Will they now allow Amarnath to be lost to the Islamists? If that happens the whole of the Indian Himalayas will be de-Sanskritized and literally become Hindukush (“Hindu-killer”). History is calling upon us to decide if we will let that happen.

  11. Nehru disregard for Bharatiya (misnomer: Indian) languages

    • Let us now praise famous men Part 2 by Rajeev Srinivasan on September 17, 1999

    • Nehru: India's last English PM!, by D P Sinha, The Observer on November 12 1997
      Two questions can be asked here. First, that if Nehru was such an ardent fan of the British life-style, why did he, in the first place, participate in a movement against the British? Secondly, what made him such a British enthusiast?

      Jawaharlal Nehru was an ambitious father's ultra ambitious son. He had a dream. A dream of leading an independent India as its very first Prime Minister. To make his dreams a reality Nehru did what was the need of the hour. He opposed the British rule, even went to jail.

      Yet throughout all this, at a deep, more personal level, Nehru continued to experience a humbling respect and love for the British culture. Upon analysis of Jawaharlal Nehru's behaviour it is clear that to him there was no apparent conflict between love for all things English and an active struggle against the English.

      For a deeper understanding we need to go back further. In the early years of 19th century, in East India Company, there was a debate on the education policy for Indians.

      While some believed that Indians should be formally instructed in their native language of Sanskrit and Persian, the public instructions committee headed by Lord Macaulay recommended that Indians should be taught in the western traditions and the medium of instruction should be English.

      Macaulay wrote that the aim of English education is "to create a class who would act as interpreters between us and the millions we govern, a class of Indians in blood and colour, but English in taste, in opinions, in morals and in intellect".

      East India Company adopted Macaulay's suggestions and teaching in English language began in India.

      Merely hundred years later, India was abound with 'black British' who were only by 'blood and colour' Indians.

      Apart from their 'blood and colour' nothing in them remained Indian.

      No wonder this breed of Indians feel such pride in calling themselves 'English'.

  12. Nehru and Nepotism

  13. Nehru's past and Relationships

  14. Nehru's definition of Secularism

  15. Nehru fanned Separatist and Secessionist outlook

  16. Corruption: All in the name of the Nehru Gandhi Family, by A. Surya Prakash
    Most of the central and state government programmes and schemes and national and state-level institutions which run on public money have been named after three members of the Nehru-Gandhi family. The Congress Party’s desire to credit every social sector programme, every national institution and every national achievement to these three individuals -Rajiv Gandhi, Indira Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru – has reached vulgar proportions, specially after the Congress-led UPA came to power in 2004.

  17. Decision to remove Vajpayee's photographs criticised by Special Correspondent, Hindu on July 27, 2004
    The Bharatiya Janata Party general secretary, Arun Jaitley, has strongly disapproved of the Government's reported move to remove all photographs of former the Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, from the sky boards on national highways being built under the National Highways Development Project.

    "This is part of a series of actions taken by the United Progressive Alliance Government that smacks of arrogance and intolerance," Mr. Jaitley said, adding that this was "another bad precedence for the future," the first being the sacking of Governors appointed by the previous regime. Such an attitude would also encourage future governments to remove names and photographs of leaders of rival parties from various hoardings and signboards.

    The BJP sees the removal of Mr. Vajpayee's photographs as yet another signal that the Government is deliberately provoking the Opposition and is on "a confrontationist path."

    Mr. Jaitley said that it was not right to replace Mr. Vajpayee's photographs with that of the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, and then, at a future date, some new government might again change them.

  18. Needed: photos of Sonia, PM every 25 km of national highway by Gunjan Pradhan Sinha
  19. The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has floated a proposal to erect billboards with pictures of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi every 25 km on all National Highways under it.

    The 20x10-ft boards will carry a picture of the two leaders on both sides of the road — clearly a move to highlight the UPA effort in pushing the National Highways Development Programme (NHDP).

    The double-side boards are expected to cost roughly Rs 4 lakh each, according to industry estimates. In case of projects involving four-laning of say 1,000 km, the developer will have to pay Rs 1.6 crore for setting up 40 such boards. During the concession period of 20 or 30 years as fixed under the contract, the onus of maintaining these boards will be on the private developer.

  20. Kamraj vs Gandhi Dynasty by Premendra Agrawal

  21. India’s Political Amnesia and The Nehru – Gandhi Clan’s Incompetence by Chakra News

  22. Who was the Brave Army Officer Who “Slapped” Nehru In Front of Everyone?!

    It was post Independence days, when our constitution was being written, when our country had own Government and India was planning to lay out defence strategy for the country.  Many of the government members and Army wanted to select the best Indian commander and most experienced person as the Army Chief.

    But Nehru had different plans, immediately after India got independence, Nehru without consulting anyone appointed General Rob Lockhart, a British man as the Chief in commander of the Indian Army. Most people were shocked to know that Nehru selected a British Man after fighting for independence for over 200 years! Major General A A ‘Jick’ Rudra of the Indian Army was completely upset with the decision.

    One day Maj. Lockhart met Nehru with a strategic plan and proposed many government directive defence policies for the country. He placed it on the table and explained the point to PM Nehru. After a while Maj. Lockhart walked out of the room and met A A Jick Rudra, Maj. Lockhart looked shell shocked and stunned. When asked what happened…..

    He said ‘The PM took one look at my paper and blew his top. Rubbish! Total rubbish! We don’t need a defence plan. Our policy is ahimsa (non-violence). We foresee no military threats. Scrap the army!

    Nehru wanted to scrap the Indian Army…What an Irony!

    One year after the incident the Kashmir crisis had increased and Gen Lockhart used to exchange ideas with the Gen Douglas Gracie who was commander in chief of Pakistan Army! There were many infiltrations along the border which Lockhart knew and took no action. But Maj. Cariappa had infact save the Indian army and Kashmir with his bold decisions. This information was later raised in the government with many people questioning the integrity of Gen Lockhart. Nehru finding no excuses had to question his pet chief, he asked Lockhart whether he knew about the crisis in Kashmir and what measures were taken….

    For which Lockhart replied “Aghast, Mr Prime minister if you have to ask me that question, I have no business being the commander-in-chief of your forces. I know that there is a boat leaving Bombay in a few days, carrying British officers and their families to England. I shall be on leaving India soon!!!

    The next day emergency meeting was called to select the new Army Chief. Prime Minister Nehru chaired the meeting which was attended by the then Defence Minister Baldev Singh (YES MAN of Nehru), Maj Gen Nathu Singh Rathore, Maj Gen Cariappa and few defence expert. Every one knew that Gen Cariappa was the most deserving and wanted him to lead the army.

    In the meeting Nehru started, “we should appoint a new Army Chie, as Gen. Lockhart had resigned from the post. I consider that it is better to appoint a British Man as the Army Chief since we do not have a capable and experienced Army man in our Country.

    Everybody in the meeting were silent. The army officers felt very humiliated and insulted by Nehru’s words. Def. Minister Baldev Singh immediately endorsed Nehru suggestion saying “Yes we do not have any capable Army man!

    But there was one man who stood and said “Sir, I have a point….You see Sir, we don’t have a man with enough experience to lead a nation too, so shouldn’t we appoint someone from Britain as the first PM of India?”…It was none other than Maj Gen Nathu Singh Rathore!!!

    Suddenly there was pin drop silence in the room! This was a SLAP in the FACE OF NEHRU!!!

    Annoyed Nehru interrupted and said “Are you saying that you are ready to be the first General of the Indian Army?

    Even though the officer got a golden opportunity he replied, “Sir, why me?? we have a very capable army officer, my senior Lt. Gen. Cariappa, who is the most deserving among us, do we need a better person than Gen Cariappa to guard our Country?, How could you say that our country do not have capable leaders?!!!

    The entire room stood and applauded the suggestion made by Lt Gen Nathu Singh Rathore. India should thank Gen Rathore for giving us the first Gen and the best leader Field Marshall Cariappa as our Army General.

    Nehru who could not recognise our own people, our own country’s potential wanted a British man as the Army General, there could not have been a bigger blunder than giving the country’s security in the hands of a foreigner!!!
  23. Womanizer Nehru
    Legacy to Bureaucracy: Musings of an Indian Civil Servant. By VP Sawhney

    When Mahavir Tyagi quipped at Nehru, "how come, wherever you soon get surrounded by women?" Looking straight with a beaming smile Nehru replied: Tum kyon jalte ho, un ko mard ki pehchan hai (why do you feel jealous, they know how to recognize the man)."

  24. Disastrous war with China and loss of Tibet and Aksai Chin due to Nehru's bloated ego
    Legacy to Bureaucracy: Musings of an Indian Civil Servant. By VP Sawhney

    Mahaveer Tyagi famously criticized Nehru's statement in the Indian Parliament in the prelude to the Sino-Indian War. Nehru was speaking in Parliament about the Chinese invasion. He referred to Aksai Chin and said, "not a blade of grass grows there." Mahavir Tyagi got up from his seat, and pointing towards his completely bald head remarked: "Nehru, not a blade of grass grows here too, but does this mean that my head should be chopped off?"

  25. 1962 India-China war: Jawaharlal Nehru's words pinch our hearts, says Kiren Rijiju

    Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Sunday said former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru's words in Parliament on the Chinese aggression in Ladakh and Arunachal had really pinched our hearts, and had demoralised our forces and the local people. "Participating in a debate in Parliament over the Chinese aggression, the then prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru had said: "In those barren land and mountains of Ladakh and Arunachal, not even a blade of grass grows, why Parliament is wasting time," said Rijiju, adding that it is a reality that China took over the entire western part of Arunachal Pradesh, which was a part of Assam in 1962. The Chinese had reached Assam in the foothills of Arunachal Pradesh, and the then prime minister Nehru had stated, "'...my heart goes out to people of Assam', which amounted to surrendering of our territories to the Chinese," said Rijiju.

    The Chinese went back on their own and declared a unilateral ceasefire, claimed Rijiju, adding: "This is a part of the history and we must come to term that if anything wrong has happened in history, we should accept it."

    He said that he was not creating anything from his own figment of imagination, and he was only stating the facts, adding that the Congress, too, should not be intolerant about accepting something which is a fact. Arunachal people are the most patriotic. They remained solidly behind the nation despite so many Indian soldiers had lost their lives during the 1962 war. We continue to do that and I am proud of that," said Rijiju, a Member of Parliament from the Arunachal West constituency.

    "If a former prime minister has made some kind of unsavoury, demoralising remarks, what is wrong in accepting that? My point is that history can't be changed. At same time, factual, historical and all kind of incidents must be brought before the nation. Our next generation has the right to know about the correct historical stories and incidents," he said.

    "First Prime Minister of India Pandit Nehru, for whom I have the greatest respect, had caused a great heartburn to the people of Arunachal Pradesh," he added.
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Friday, August 15, 2008

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  1. Hajj and Qurbani: Their Impact on Poor Muslim Countries

  2. http://www.newsanalysisindia.com/articles.htm

  3. The media-politician anti-Hindu nexus has to stop immediately, if we really don’t want another 26/11 by Arindam Chaudhuri, Editor-in-Chief, The Sunday Indian on December 7, 2008

  4. Why we must lose sleep over Hindu terror by mrv@mrv.net.in

  5. Secular Protocol deciphered by Tarun Vijay

  6. The case against banning outfits by Tavleen Singh, Indian Express on October 12, 2008

  7. The only thing that worries me is the circumstances under which the demand for banning the Bajrang Dal is being made. The politicians who currently demand the ban do so in the context of our problems with jihadi terrorism. These ‘secular’ gentlemen appear to believe that it is not possible to ban SIMI and other groups spreading Islamist ideology in our idol-worshipping land unless we make some kind of Hindu sacrifice. This not only makes no sense, it is also dangerous.
    May I put on record that I think those who believe that the Jamia Nagar encounter was fake should be ashamed of themselves? They should apologise to the family of Inspector Mohan Chand Sharma for making such a charge.
    If in Pune they have arrested the right men, then we face a problem that both our secular and communal politicians are refusing to address. If young men in their early twenties earning Rs 19 lakh a year are being lured by jihad, we need to start admitting that the battle for India’s values of secularism and religious tolerance is already lost. At least let us admit we have failed to convince Muslims that these are real values.
    If looked at in reverse, we could say that organisations like SIMI and the Darul Uloom in Deoband have been infinitely more successful at making their case than those who are supposed to defend the values of India. We can ban SIMI in one fell swoop and they will only return in some uglier, more insidious guise as long as the ideas that create them are compelling. When SIMI was set up in 1977, the stated idea behind its creation was to ‘liberate’ India by making it an Islamic society. In 1986, SIMI organised a national convention whose slogan was ‘liberation of India through Islam’. This was long before Osama bin Laden began the worldwide jihad against the West and us ‘idol-worshipping infidels’.
    What we need is a police force that is manifestly fair in its behaviour and political leaders who genuinely believe in the values that define India as a nation. Since both are in short supply, what we get from the jackals who constitute the bulk of our political class are howls in the name of secularism and communalism. Meaningless sloganeers all.
    Islamism is the antithesis of the idea of India and must be fought but is banning SIMI and closing down the mother ship, the Darul Uloom, the solution? Personally, I do not think so.

  8. Debating the right to convert by Sudheendra Kulkarni, Indian Express on October 5, 2008

  9. Does my religious freedom also mean that I should have the freedom to belittle or denigrate other faiths, their puja paddhatis and their devi-devatas, as New Life, an evangelical organisation in Karnataka, had been doing? One of New Life’s publications, Satya Darshini, says: “Urvashi, the daughter of Lord Vishnu, is a prostitute. Vashitha is the son of this prostitute. He in turn married his own mother. Such a degraded person is the Guru of the Hindu God Rama. When Krishna himself is wallowing in darkness of hell, how can he enlighten others? When the Trinity of Hinduism (Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva) are consumed by lust and anger, how can they liberate others? Their projection as Gods is nothing but a joke.” Isn’t this kind of profanity provocative?

  10. Scrap article 370 in J&K: VHP general secretary Praveen Togadia by Hindustan Times on October 6, 2008

  11. Why do we need a National Commission for Minorities? by Offstumped on October 5, 2008

  12. Offstumped Bottomline: Tax Payer Funded Consicence Keepers reflect our Nation’s lack of faith on our own values and Institutions. By misusing them to further politics of Muslim Appeasement neither helps the average Muslim feel secure enough to discard the Ghetto in favor of mainstream inclusion nor does it help safeguard the Constitution and Secular Values. The case for an Equal Opportunity Commission must be made on secular reasons of discrimination and not to appease Muslims.

  13. Narendra Modi's bureaucrats learn about climate change by IANS, Times of India on September 20, 2008

  14. He is the first Bharatiya Chief Minister to take an initiative on this. Modi ji's innovation and will to do for country is unparalleled today.
  15. Failure to the power of 3 by Shekhar Gupta on September 20, 2008

  16. Even half a success like New Delhi’s Jamia Nagar encounter may win Shivraj Patil, arguably the most disastrous Union home minister in living memory (or, in fairness, next to Mufti Mohammed Sayeed and probably level with P.C. Sethi), a reprieve of sorts. Now, having defended his waffling, covered up for the most lily-livered handling of our internal security in our history and ducked in embarrassment each time he — and his Sancho Panza — opened their mouths after a Terror attack, the leadership of the Congress cannot suddenly say they were wrong all along.
    It’s about high politics as practised by India’s largest and oldest political party and how it has shot itself in the foot three times over, in three key areas. And for none of these will it have an alibi. No Left pressure, no blackmail by allies. The party’s internal balance of power took precedence over the demands of governance and, amazingly, also of re-electability.
    The three areas of self-inflicted failure are internal security, HRD and Power. On each the UPA won’t even be rated one out of ten by even its staunchest supporters.
    Each was manned by one of its own senior leaders, so there are no allies to blame. All three to have been given these key jobs were veterans, in fact the senior-most Congress figures in this cabinet. Then what went wrong?
    Simply, that each one was a man most unsuited for his charge.
    This kind of woolly-headedness from a party which fought terrorism as no other, which gave India the image of being a tough state behind a soft exterior. Under the UPA and Patil, India became a sheep in sheep’s clothing. Nothing will salvage the UPA’s record on internal security now, not the sacrifice of any more brave policemen like Delhi’s Mohan Chand Sharma, not even if its home minister junks his bandhgalas for some crumpled dhoti-kurta.
    As failures began to pile up soon enough, Patil should have been moved some place safer — for him, and for the rest of us. He rode his luck for sure. He was first all dressed up for Rashtrapati Bhavan until the Left vetoed him, expressing doubts on his secularism because of his devotion to Sai Baba. And once they had questioned his secularism, the Congress felt it had no choice but to keep him in the job, or it would sound like it accepted the charge that it had a non-secular Hindu in charge of politically the most sensitive ministry.

  17. Selfish politicians are impeding India's growth by Ashok Jha on September 18, 2008

  18. ‘Can’t counter hi-tech terrror with 19th-century laws’ by Suman K Jha, Indian Express on September 19, 2008

  19. You have taken some measures in Gujarat too in this regard?
    We have plans wherein a dedicated university would train students for five years after their twelfth. This vast pool of human resources then could be used in a number of areas related to internal security. The university is called Raksha Shakti University. Then a forensics science university is on the anvil where the accent would be on technology and its varied applications in fighting terror.

  20. UPA's soft stance: Slow poison for country by Dina Nath Mishra on August 31, 2008

  21. The Government is practically defrauding the nation.

  22. Only iron fist will work by G Parthsarthy on September 4, 2008

  23. For the past four years Mr Manmohan Singh's Government has pampered separatist outfits and leaders in the Kashmir Valley in the mistaken belief that they can be made to see reason by sweet words and magnanimous gestures. The country is today paying the price for such misguided beliefs. One hopes New Delhi now realises that soft words are no substitute for an iron fist in dealing with separatism.
    Mr Vladimir Putin crushed separatism in Chechnya not by plaintive appeals for understanding to Chechen separatists and militants, but by firm, decisive action. Abraham Lincoln acted no differently in safeguarding the unity and territorial integrity of the US, even not hesitating to have the separatist stronghold of Atlanta reduced to ashes as his forces ended separatist challenges.

  24. Fight terror with determination by Joginder Singh on September 8, 2008

  25. Since 2000, there have been 1,120 deaths in 69 jihadi terrorist attacks in our country. In July 2008, 56 persons were killed in terrorist bombings on consecutive days in Bangalore and Ahmedabad. A day after the massive killings, 28 unexploded bombs were defused in Surat. In the last few years, there have been bomb attacks in Mumbai, Coimbatore, Srinagar, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Varanasi, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Jaipur. In some of these places there was more than one attack. The United States' National Institute of Counterterrorism says that between January 2004 and March 2007, the death toll in India from terrorist attacks was 3,674, second only to Iraq during the same period. In most of the major terrorist bombings, the name of one particular organisation, that is SIMI, has surfaced with definite consistency.

  26. PM a k a 'Lucky' Singh? by Chandan Mitra on September 14, 2008

  27. But how much longer will the stars bale out Manmohan Singh? Finally, the triumph or tragedy of politicians is not scripted in South Block but in the heat and dust of electoral politics. Thanks to a largely subservient media, "Lucky" Manmohan is being feted wildly for having bartered away national prestige at Vienna. It speaks of a particularly perverted mindset, which gloats over a single gold medal at the Olympics (as against China's 53) and is overwhelmed by any kind of certification from the West. By his single-minded obsession with the nuclear deal, Manmohan Singh has made it an election issue.
    Regardless of the abjectly fawning writings of so-called right-wing thinkers, I believe the people of India will scrutinise the deal with a fine toothcomb. When it sinks in that after sinking a staggering Rs 80 lakh crores in purchasing reactors from the US, France and Russia, nuclear energy will contribute a mere 7 percent of India's energy requirement by 2020, and the Congress's much touted 'nuclear bijli for aam aadmi' will cost Rs 9 per unit at today's prices, the alleged urban middle class exultation will evaporate.
    Manmohan Singh has been really lucky in the short run. After the election results, the sneering smile on his face is almost certain to evaporate.

  28. Anatomy of servitude by Chandan Mitra on September 8, 2008

  29. Either Manmohan Singh believes Indians are the most gullible people on the face of the Earth or his spin doctors have convinced him that repeating a lie a thousand times over will metamorphose into truth. There can be no other explanations for the orchestrated claim of India having wrested a "historic" deal at Vienna, a waiver from the Nuclear Suppliers Group that will allegedly end the country's 34-year-long nuclear isolation, permit unrestricted flow of dual-use technology and also enable import of unlimited quantities of uranium to fuel nuclear power plants. If the Congress Party's propagandists are to be believed, all this will happen even as India retains its right to test nuclear devices and develop its strategic weapons programme. Admittedly, the Government has succeeded in propagating this package of lies through servile sections of the media, thereby sowing seeds of doubt even among those who are convinced that India has supinely pawned its nuclear sovereignty at the altar of non-proliferation Ayatollahs. In return for surrendering its claim to being a nuclear weapons state, all the country has been granted are a few paltry tonnes of uranium, which can be used only under strict international supervision.
    The nuclear deal has become a saga of deceit and perjury. The world must be wondering what drove the UPA regime to such abject desperation. Even before the murky deal becomes law, India's national prestige has been irreparably compromised. We believed the 21st Century would be India's Century. Having throttled this dream of a billion people and a resurgent nation, the Government is making a mockery of whatever is left of India's honour by claiming the deal marks a "new dawn". Can the forces of deceit and darkness ever herald the dawn, any kind of dawn?

  30. Response to HT article "Who's the real Hindu?" by Dr. Arindam Bandyopadhyay

  31. संप्रग सरकार पर जमकर बरसी भाजपा - जागरण द्वारा सितम्बर १३, २००८ को

  32. Political power has eluded Hindus for centuriesManifesto for saving Hindu India by Dr Gautam Sen on September 7, 2008

  33. The bogus secularism adopted by the political and intellectual elites essentially amounted to pandering to sectarian Islam and has ended with a total surrender to minority sectarianism, accompanied by vicious State-sponsored assaults on Hindus. The imperative and painstaking task of nation building was sacrificed to Deoband and Wahabi sentiment that sullenly asserted its rejection of India in favour of the Ummah.

  34. Britain dumps its garbage on Indian soil by Times News Network & Agencies, Times Of India on September 9, 2008

  35. What lies beyond the Deal by Swapan Dasgupta, Times Of India on September 7, 2008

  36. The Totalitarians by Tarun Vijay, Times Of India on September 7, 2008

  37. So what if you expose and warn about the grave fallout of continuing with the special status to Kashmir, that strengthens feelings of separation, we will go ahead with it.
    So what if Mahatma Gandhi and Vivekananda had opposed vehemently the proselytization campaigns of the Christian aggressive 'harvesters', we will support them.
    So what if the RSS guys were amongst the first to rush to help Bihar flood victims; we shall continue to paint them as barbaric goons busy burning down faith places, who had no time to help the poor, deluged fellow citizens.
    So what if a Hindu monk and three others, including a woman monk, were killed brutally by Christian assailants using AK47, we shall put the victims in the category of unmentionables and keep on repeating, 'Hindus attack churches.'
    So what if a Google search on Vatican's scandals produces 1.5 million results in less than 0.37 seconds and that includes how a Pope turned his palace into a whorehouse and how their bank swindled millions and the papal authority helped the disintegration of the Soviet Union, not to say apologies on gay scandals.
    We shall continue to reward those Vatican's protégés who use derogatory terms against Hindu monks and testify against their country in a foreign senate.
    The icons of hate and barbarism look good and acceptable if made of saffron headbands and tridents. It looks photogenic. Have you ever, even in the passing, saw an icon of hate created out of green flag Jihadis who kill five- year-old girls in the thick of night (Wandhama and Doda) or the Christian rifle wielders who kill an 84-year-old monk and an ochre-robed lady celebrating Krishna's birthday? Have you ever heard or read the agony and pains of those who just want to remain what they are religiously and get killed for that alone?

  38. For Christ's sake by Chandan Mitra on September 7, 2008

  39. A parent told me about the following exchange with his school-going daughter: "Why is your school closed tomorrow?" he had asked. Pat came the reply, "Because Hindus are killing innocent Christians in Orissa." When he persisted and queried why Hindus are supposedly doing that, his daughter looked nonplussed and confessed she had no idea, but after some thought added, "They did that to Muslims in Gujarat also, No?" The brainwashing of children, especially in urban India, has acquired a new dimension.

  40. Circumscribing nuclear sovereignty by Sudheendra Kulkarni, Indian Express on September 7, 2008

  41. Congress led UPA lies to the Nation

  42. Can we have our Obama, please? by Tavleen Singh on August 31, 2008

  43. Hindus in US fight for defamation case filed by Sonia supporters by Lalit K Jha on June 27, 2008

  44. India interrupted: Who is to blame for infiltration? by P R Ramesh, ET Bureau, Times of India on August 26, 2008
    In the mid-90's, PV Narasimha Rao chose of all places Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to reiterate that the "sky is the limit" as far as autonomy to Kashmir was concerned. No single statement has done as much damage for the Valley and those four words became the benchmark for negotiations with secessionist mobs for successive Central governments.
    We would have expected politicians to learn a lesson or two from Rao's folly. But perhaps encouraged by the Wagah border candle light brigade and other bleeding heart liberals, Manmohan Singh actually has gone a step further. He recently decreed that borders have become irrelevant.
    If that indeed were the case, the prime minister needs to tell us why so many of our young men are getting killed every day while defending our borders? Some months ago, newspapers breathlessly reported that the prime minister was moved to tears after watching the visuals of a distraught mother of a Bangalore boy allegedly involved in a UK terror plot.
    It would of course be foolhardy to expect him to shed tears at the sight of the grieving young wife and and daughter of Colonel JJ Joseph, commanding officer of the 45 Rastriya Rifles, who died on last Friday defending our borders. If anything, Singh's statement is like fodder for the cross -border activists.
    The result of this approach is magnanimous approach towards illegal over-stayers, porous borders and a non-existent deportation system. The BSF chief AK Mitra sized up the problem on Monday: he said there was no data on the exact number of illegal migrants from Bangladesh.
    Through last year, the BSF had intercepted 807 Bangladeshis trying to illegally cross over to our side (the actual infiltration is roughly estimated to be double the numbers intercepted), the BSF chief said the figure was almost 10000-12000 till a few years back. In other words, what he could be saying is at least 24,000 Bangladeshis have been infiltrating every year.
    Even more shocking is the number of Bangladeshis who entered on valid papers but disappeared subsequently. The cumulative figure of Bangladeshi arrivals since 1972 -most come never to go back, is a whopping 12 lakh.

  45. Monumental folly by Swapan Dasgupta, Times of India on August 24, 2008
    The past few weeks have seen the most vile assaults on Indian nationhood. In the Kashmir Valley, emboldened separatists have desecrated the Indian tricolour with glee. The hitherto ambivalent slogan of azadi has become a defiant, full-throated acceptance of Pakistan. "We are Pakistanis and Pakistan is us because we are tied with the country through Islam," the Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani told a mass rally in Srinagar on August 18, adding, "Hum Pakistani hain, Pakistan hamara hai." Simultaneously, the assumptions on which Indian democracy rests have been challenged by a Taliban-like advocacy of Nizam-e-Mustafa (state based on divine law).
    Made up of educated, lower-middle class Muslims, these ideologically-driven fanatics have made it their life's mission to wage a bloody jihad against non-believers. They too, have openly debunked the principles on which the Indian political order rests. According to the boastful email the IM sent minutes before the Ahmedabad blasts on July 26, "The terms democracy, secularism, equality, integrity, peace, freedom, voting, elections are yet another fraud with us." The group has also directed its ire at the "faithless infidels and their hypocrite allies from amongst the so-called Muslims...who have bartered their faith in return of just one seat in the Parliament."
    A striking feature of these threats is the resulting disarray in the liberal establishment. While the more weak-kneed and cosmopolitan intellectuals have advocated total surrender, others have fallen back on denial. The ruling Congress Party, for example, has equated demonstrators waving the national tricolour with those flaunting the Pakistan flag. Cabinet ministers have defended the terrorist SIMI and new-found allies of the UPA have rushed to console the family of the man the police believes was responsible for the murder of some 150 innocent Indians. Most important, homilies apart, there has been no meaningful intervention by those who felt that the Nehruvian ideal was the last word in India's political evolution.

  46. Oranges won't work anymore by Joginder Singh on August 25, 2008
    The CRPF Inspector-General was transferred from Srinagar on August 13 after an uproar in the Kashmir Valley, led by terrorists and their supporters, who alleged excesses by the Central paramilitary force. He was also denied the President's police medal for fear of controversy and wider protests. There is nothing new in this kind of approach as the decision-makers are far removed from reality. Meanwhile, it is the police and the security forces that continue to face life-and-death situations, standing between chaos and order.

  47. The right view: Son of Devaki by Tarun Vijay, Times of India on August 23, 2008
    I am filing this column from Jammu where people are showing the Indian way of patriotism to the valley. Every street and road is empty unless there is a demonstration. Traders have shuttered down their shops continuously for more than a month. Small entrepreneurs, auto rickshaw drivers, labourers are all off the work. Schools have not opened since last three months as immediately at the fag end of summer vacations the Amarnath Movement began. Banks are closed, sms's are prohibited, no public transport is available, it’s an unimaginable nightmare during any emergency. But who cares?
    To feed the citizens city is having free meals (langars) organized at more than fifty points where at an average one lakh people take meals twice a day costing ten lakh rupees per day. Every house hold is giving donations to run such langars without complaint.
    But strangely enough, the divide we see between valley and Jammu is reflected between media of Jammu and Delhi too. What Jammu's mainline papers are reporting doesn't get reflected in Delhi's papers and channels who have become self appointed guardians of secularism and peace of their own variety and think if they suppress the factual position on Jammu, peace will be restored soon and communalism will not spread. So when the patriots agitate, its communalism and needs to be suppressed. But when Pakistani flags are hoisted atop Lal Chowk and tricolor burnt amidst chants of Allah O Akbar and Pakistan Paindabad, it has to be reported 'objectively' and with full focus so that the sentiments of separatists are not hurt or suppressed! Strange media ethics these seculars follow.
    What son of Devaki won't have tolerated is being allowed by his followers. Isn't it the time to revive his spirit of Geeta and win a war of righteousness? The body alone perishes; the spirit remains immortal, so why fear O Arjuna?

  48. Better Mush than traitors by Chandan Mitra on August 24, 2008
    Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Jamaat leader, is reported to have openly declared his loyalty to Pakistan. Even Omar Abdullah, toasted by the secularist Indian media for his fraudulent double-speak in Parliament during the Trust vote last month, has begun talking of the Azadi option.
    And why not? Reinforcing the well-known fact that many Hindus have no stomach for a fight and would rather live in subjugation than valiantly defend their honour, celebrity writers and publicity-seeking showgirls have been harping on the Kashmiris' right to Azadi. Last weekend two prominent newspaper columnists wrote about the need to think out-of-the-box (a Musharraf copyright in this context) urging us to seriously consider if it is morally right to hold "unwilling" Kashmiris back in this country. I agree with them. As a matter of policy, the Government must encourage all those who have no loyalty to this country to leave, migrating across the Line of Control to the country of their dreams.
    Once they step over the de facto border, possessions they leave behind should be declared Enemy Property, reviving the provisions that existed on the statute books at least till after the 1965 Indo-Pak war. But under no circumstances can Indian citizens be allowed to promote secession. Advocating the right of Kashmiris to secede, as a professional female agitator (who believes the Vajpayee Government staged the December 13, 2001 attack on Parliament) reportedly did in Srinagar, is tantamount to treason and must invite provisions contained in the law relating to waging war against the State. Personally, I feel that even publicising such treasonable views, leave alone using dedicated columns to indulge in secessionist propaganda, should invite the charge of promoting terrorism and anti-national activity.
    No true Indian can forget the way 300,000 Kashmiri Pandits were turfed out of the Valley by secessionists in a horrific instance of ethnic cleansing.

    The secularists bay for Radovan Milosevic's blood, but not a word is uttered against the butchers who masterminded the elimination of Pandits and the systematic targeting of thousands of patriotic security personnel who laid down their lives so that the tricolour could continue to flutter atop Government buildings in Srinagar. Traitors are cowards by choice. Like all cowards, they will die many times before their death. But the average Indian -- people like you and me -- will die but once, defending the nation's integrity and honour. Jai Hind!

  49. If only Arundhati would quit India by Kanchan Gupta on August 24, 2008
    There can be nothing more pathetic than a middle-aged 'radical' preaching treason and penning seditious pamphlets. I read about Arundhati Roy's seditious comments after attending a rally organised by Muslim separatists of the Kashmir Valley on August 19. She was clearly impressed by the turnout, as were Mohammed Ali Jinnah and his cohorts when they saw the first train carrying future Pakistanis trundling into what was supposed to be the 'land of the pure' but has turned out to be a sinful Jihadistan. Jinnah, the 'sole spokesman', and his Muslim League were equally delighted by the bloodletting on Direct Action Day, August 16, 1946, and held it up as evidence of the impossibility of Muslims cohabiting with Hindus in Hindustan. Six decades later, more Muslims live peacefully with Hindus in Hindustan than Muslims live with Muslims in Pakistan. But we digress.
    There is understandable anger over her remarks, although the Congress need not have tried to distance itself from Arundhati Roy's new age sedition: It's the appalling denigration of nationalism and faith in the nation, which the Congress unabashedly indulges in to proclaim its 'secular' credentials, that encourages Arundhati Roy and her tribe to ridicule India, repudiate our national identity and revile our democracy. Curiously, it's rather strange that having declared some years ago that she was "seceding from India", Arundhati Roy continues to foul this land for which she has nothing but contempt. Or else she would not have used her invitation to a book-reading session in the US to declare that "there is no democracy in India".
    A pity. If only we were not democratic to a fault with a quisling for Prime Minister and a dissolute Congress in power, Arundhati Roy would have been hauled up under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act of 1967, amended in 2004-05.

  50. J&K divide: diplomacy versus democracy by Tavleen Singh, Indian Express on August 24, 2008

    Ten years ago I wrote a book that blamed the Government of India squarely for denying Kashmiris their democratic rights, thereby driving them towards armed insurgency. I believe this gives me the right to say that this time the Kashmiris have no cause. No country could have dealt with a secessionist movement more gently than India has after those initial mistakes in the early nineties. The movement for azadi turned into Islamist terrorism and India did nothing. Kashmiri Hindus were ethnically cleansed from the Valley and India did nothing. Jihadis came across our borders and turned Kashmiri Islam into a Saudi facsimile and India did nothing.
    This is why when something as absurd as the Amarnath land row should have brought thousands of Kashmiris into the streets carrying Pakistani flags and shouting jihadi slogans the reaction from Indians has been: get out. Enough is enough. In Delhi’s liberal drawing rooms they put it diplomatically. We should have a referendum, they say, and if the Kashmiris want to go to Pakistan then it’s time to let them go because, poor dears, they have suffered so much for their azadi.
    As a reporter who prefers to listen to what ordinary people say let me tell you what I hear when I put my ear to the ground. I hear people say that anyone who wants to go to Pakistan must be allowed to leave and never allowed back into Kashmir. I hear people say that they are not prepared to surrender another inch of Indian territory. If Kashmiri Muslims have a problem living with us let them emigrate to that Islamic country across the border. Whoever wants to go must be helped to go. But, there will be no more changing of India’s borders. The more belligerent say let the Kashmir Valley go to Pakistan but then there will be no room in India for Muslims.
    What I also hear is huge support for the movement in Jammu. So when our political leaders and politically correct TV anchors equate the two agitations they make a serious mistake. The way ordinary Indians see it is that we have one set of protesters who carry Indian flags and are ready to die for Bharat Mata and they cannot be equated with those who openly state their allegiance to Pakistan.

  51. Haridwar ashram receives SIMI threat to blow up religious places by by PTI, Times of India on August 25, 2008

  52. J&K: Tricolour at 8am, flags of separatists at 4pm by Avijit Ghosh, TNN, Times of India
    At exactly 8am, CRPF hoisted the Indian Tricolour at Lal Chowk in the heart of Srinagar on Independence Day. At 3.45pm, Lal Chowk wore a totally different look. Hundreds of slogan-shouting protesters swarmed the area and at 4pm and planted the flags of Jamaat-e-Islami (which looks like the Pakistani flag) and the terrorist outfit, Hizb-ul Mujahideen, on top of the same tower where the Indian flag had been hoisted. One of the slogans of the protesters drove the message home - Jiyo, jiyo Pakistan, hum hain Pakistani. Other slogans included Islam Zindabad, Lad ke lenge azadi and Allah-u-Akbar. Around 1pm in the Safa Kadal area, loudspeakers blared out from mosques, humko chahiye azadi. A procession on Maulana Azad Road around 3.30pm had at least 5,000 people. Around 2.45pm, before the namaz at Jamia Masjid in old Srinagar town was over, a bunch of 15 women in burqas burned the Tricolour.

    These people deserve democracy? You call this civility by civil society? You call this intolerance epitomized by showing Bharatiyata (Indianess)? You call this secularism? You call this nationalist movement? You call this Bhaichara (Brotherhood)?
  53. Suspect SIMI? Of course by Javed Anand
  54. Sports minister to Bindra: Visit Sonia, not Advani by TNN, Times of India
    Good job Abhinav Bindra for defying the diktat of a dictator and not following chamcha of Antonia Maino alias Antonio Maino alias Sonia blindly. This shows how much hatred congress is carrying for the democratically elected opposition and possibly next Indian prime minister Advani ji. Refrences:- 1, 2

  55. Amarnath and Congress legacy in J&K by Sudheendra Kulkarni
    Gen (retd) S K Sinha, who until recently served as the Governor of Jammu & Kashmir, is being blamed for the controversy surrounding the Amarnath Yatra. The charge is false and malicious. If anybody deserves the blame, it is the leadership of the Congress party and the UPA Government.
    That was then. Now, 61 years later, we have a situation in which separatist forces have the audacity to take out a pro-Pakistan march to Muzaffarabad by raising the bogey of a non-existent economic blockade by the people of Jammu. On Independence Day, they pulled down the tricolour at Srinagar’s Lal Chowk and hoisted their own green-coloured flag.
    The best time to resolve the issue of Jammu & Kashmir once and for all was in 1947 itself, at the time of India’s partition. Sadly, Jawarharlal Nehru’s lack of firmness and farsightedness at the time is extracting a heavy price from India even today. What a stark contrast there was between Nehru’s messing up of J&K’s integration with India and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s clean success in integrating all the remaining 562 princely states!

  56. Seven sutras: the PM’s biggest failures by Tavleen Singh
    As always I woke early on Independence Day to hear the Prime Minister speak. I listened carefully as he reiterated that the priorities of his government in the past four years, its ‘seven sutras’, had been agriculture, water, education, healthcare, employment, urban renewal and infrastructure. I wondered if he noticed that this could be a list of his biggest failures.

  57. Demagoguery apart by Shazia Ilmi
    Amidst Lalu’s stinging banter, Mohammed Salim’s moral rhetoric, and Rahul Gandhi’s Kalawati, Omar Abdullah’s speech was hailed as the high point of the political debate, the “stirring speech” that had the public and the media in raptures.
    Carpe diem - that Latin phrase means ‘seize the day’. Omar, like a sharp politician did just that. He seized his last national opportunity to reach out to his political constituency at the time when elections loom large and when the hangover of clashes over Amarnath ceases to abate. The short speech managed to press the right hot buttons -- Muslim identity, Gujarat riots and Amarnath shrine land transfer debacle. Bingo — the speech was sharp and smart just like the much-focussed politics of Omar Abdullah and National Conference (NC). Nothing noble or lofty about it, as some would have us believe.
    "We are not against the yatra but against the land transfer" is Omar's clever stand. The yatra has been going on for hundreds of years and Omar need not take an undertaking to keep it going. His remark in Parliament sounds patronising - almost a favour he and his Muslim brethren dole out to the ‘Hindu others’. It’s a clever political posture aimed at reaching out to his constituency.
    In the days of quicksilver equations, instant heroes and easy-fix solutions, let’s not blur the boundaries of spoken words and actions taken and let the smallness of politics engulf the larger purpose. Dalit woman, Muslim man - our contemporary political debate is being reduced to a charade of nomenclature, the packaging more important than the product, the identity superseding the cause. Or do we in our lethargy, do away with sifting and sieving, and stick to slick sound bites alone to salvage our politics?

  58. Modi versus chalta hai by Swapan Dasgupta

  59. Modi bashing any which way by Swapan Dasgupta

  60. Secularist assault on idea of India by Swapan Dasgupta
    The most intriguing feature of the ongoing turmoil in Maharashtra provoked by Raj Thackeray's posturing against North Indian migrants was the silence of those professing to be the watchdogs of amity. In the face of a calculated assault by an interloper on the traditional vote base of the country's most enduring saffron alliance, both the BJP and Shiv Sena reacted with exemplary patriotic maturity. Less exemplary was the conduct of those who go around shrieking "merchants of death" and pontificating about a Holocaust that never happened.

  61. People love emotive appeal by Swapan Dasgupta

  62. Masters of doublespeak by Swapan Dasgupta
    There is, however, another earthy side to separatism which is manifested when its leadership talks to fellow activists. The more extreme Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani was an unlikely picture of obsequiousness to the Art of Living mediator. But read his unexpurgated version of the Amarnath Yatra to the 'faithful': "Indian Government... flooded Kashmir with yatris and tourists, purpose of this artificial pilgrimage tourism was to strengthen occupation and lay same type of claim to Kashmir as is made by Jews to the territory of Palestine. They also wanted to establish settlements within the occupied territory of Kashmir. For this purpose Amarnath Shrine Board was constituted. Kashmiris never had a problem with Yatra but once Yatra became a tool of strengthening occupation, Kashmiris got alarmed."
    Imagine if some ridiculous Togadia-like figure were to say that the Haj pilgrimage had become an instrument of terrorist indoctrination and must be stopped. Imagine if someone was to say that our congested airports could not cope with the traffic of Hajis any longer; and that building special Haj terminals would alter Indian identity. Or if some ecological wizard was to claim that excessive pilgrimage traffic to Saudi Arabia results in too much carbon emission and increases global warming? Let's say that these people wouldn't have been given the time of day by People Like Us.
    The agitation in the Kashmir Valley isn't really about Kashmiri identity or Geelani's quest for an elusive Kashmiriyat. It is a plain and simple secessionist movement based on the belief that a Muslim-majority region must have a separate Islamic State.

  63. Jammu stands up to Kashmir by Sandhya Jain
    Jammu continues to burn as Hindu nationalists struggle alone but undaunted against sabre-toothed partisans of Allah who seek to efface all vestiges of civilisational heritage from the land of Rishi Kashyap. Backed by a de-nationalised media and a shameless political dispensation at the Centre, the events in Jammu & Kashmir must be seen in the context of a perverse drama enacted in Parliament on 21-22 July 2008, when the UPA won a tainted trust vote to pursue a subordinate alliance with Washington.
    This set the tone for the unwholesome projection that the Muslim community alone could legitimately endorse or oppose Government policy. Ms Mehbooba Mufti's shrill ranting about the Babri Masjid and Gujarat riots, and demand that Jammu & Kashmir be treated with extra sensitivity, augmented the view that the UPA needed to pamper Muslim leaders alone.
    But it was Mr Omar Abdullah -- much celebrated since by the anti-Hindu media as the 'star' of the trust vote -- who took the cake, raging against the aggrieved Amarnath pilgrims and claiming to speak as a "Muslim and an Indian". Now, the first thing a bona fide Indian would know is that Hindustan has a hoary Hindu ancestry, and that it is impossible to be truly Indian without having some kind of 'Hindu face'. Interestingly, Mr Farooq Abdullah takes care to make nominal obeisance to Bharat Mata, Sri Ram, and often visits Tirupati Balaji.

  64. Amar Singh was napping during discussions: Shri Amarnathji Sangarsh Samiti by PTI, The Hindu

  65. Jammu has suffered more loss than Kashmir: Amarnath Samiti by PTI, NDTV
    "Jammu suffered a loss of at least Rs 1,500 crore due to the curfew clamped for last 50 days. Our agricultural produce is completely destroyed," Rajendra Mishra, one of the members of the Samiti said. "People from Kashmir have used the issue of economic blockade to mislead and blackmail the Government," he said. Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil had announced an aid of Rs 200 crore for Kashmiri apple growers as they claimed that their tonnes of fruits were rotten due to the blockade. "But this is not apple season," Mishra said adding, people of Jammu have not received any help from the government.

  66. Terrorism Watch

  67. Bharat's Hall of SHAME / Corruption Watch

  68. India's addled version of Secularism

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