"Bettale Jagattu" from "Vijaya Karnataka" is my favorite news paper column. Last Saturday (23/05/2009) there was an analysis presented by the author (Shri Pratap Simha) about BJP's defeat in the 2009 elections. The article is available at 2014ರಲ್ಲೂ ಬಿಜೆಪಿ ಸೋಲಿಗೆ ಕಾರಣ ಹುಡುಕಬಾರದು ಅಂದ್ರೆ?. Here I present my response to it:
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
The Supreme Court of India has today upheld the Advisory Council's view that imposition of NSA on Shri Varun Gandhi is illegal. It is a matter of relief for all the law abiding citizens of this country. Such misuse of Constitution would have set a bad precedent, the SC has nipped the problem in the bud with this great judgment.
It was very clear from day 1 that the case is extremely politically motivated. Garnering votes of a particular community was the purpose. If somebody says he stands by the Hindus, he is booked under a draconian law of the land meant to be used only under emergency like situations. It reminds me of a famous phrase "It happens only in India". In the same state of India, a muslim leader makes a communally enraging speech and he is not even arrested. There are parties and leaders in India who openly support and declare that they are for minorities (read muslims). Interestingly these are 'secular' people (more appropriately sickular people). It is so easy to have labelled Varun ji as a communal person just because he supported the Hindu cause.
I went through the entire text of National Security Act 1980 of the Constitution of India. The act is mainly meant to allow the administration to take individual(s) into preventive custody when the state or central administration is convinced that the person(s) is detrimental to the defense of the country. It also mentions another clause that even to maintain public order this act can be used. Person(s) arrested under this act are not eligible for bail! I failed to understand how Shri Varun Gandhi fits into any of this. He is not helping any foreign aggressor to be harmful to the defense of the country. The other thing about maintaining public order is also a non-sensical pretext. The video clips of the speeches which were allegedly made by Varun ji were shown couple of weeks later on the television. From the day the alleged speeches were made to the day they appeared on TV, no untoward incident was reported in Pilibhit or any surrounding area. Even after that nothing has happened that qualifies under "disruption of public order" except for minor skirmishes on the day of Varun ji's arrest. Cases were already registered against him for making those speeches and investigation was on. Then suddenly UP government imposes NSA on him thereby preventing him from campaigning for the elections. Such harsh treatment! It could only be done because he is a Hindu leader and supposedly he talked about defending Hindus from aggression. What a pity! This is a nation with 85 crore Hindus! This gives rise to my mind - Is the UP governemnt running from Lucknow or Azamgarh? If the Azamgarh is controlling the thinking of administration there, it is a matter of serious concern not only to the brothers and sisters of UP but to the entire nation. The capital city of Indian Mujahideen (Azamgarh) becoming the capital of our largest state is a warning sign to us.
A muslim congress leader Kidwai has made speeches which could incite communal voilence. But UP government has not even arrested him; let alone booking him under NSA! Karunanidhi said LTTE's chief Prabhakaran is his friend. Vaiko declared there will be bloodbath in Tamil Nadu if Prabhakaran is killed by SriLankan army.
Who should be booked under NSA, Varun or Vaiko???
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
From "India Shining" to "India was shining"...
Thus was the title of the article in 3rd May 2009 edition of The Hindu news paper. The article is written in such bad taste and with such malice towards our Nation I was surprised and extremely sad at the same time. The article is a commentary on the preamble of the BJP's manifesto meticulously authored by Dr. Murali Manohar Joshi ji describing the glorious past of Bhaarat. The responses from The Hindu's "Eminent Historians" (read the Thapars and Habibs) have one and only motive; to show utmost disrespect to our (and 'may be' their) Mother Land. One thing I could immediately do was to unsubscribe from The Hindu and I did it. Scholars at http://www.tamiltalk.org have come up with a fitting rebuttal to the newspaper's 'story'.
Here I reproduce entire reply from the tamiltalk.org team.
Monday, May 11, 2009
The intellectuals of our country are very quick to answer who is not communal. According to them Church, Muslims, the Congress party and its 'secular' partners and Communists are not communal.
I am neither a known intellectual popular person of this country nor an 'eminent historian'. So I have the liberty to think about the happenings around me and take an unbiased call as to who is communal. Let us look at what the parties mentioned above have done in this country. The 'intellectuals' of this country say one thing correctly that communalism is bad for this country. But now we need to see who is actually communal here.
The church which converts Hindus is communal.
The people (no donuts for guessing who it is) who killed Swami Lakshmanananda Sarasvati and his associates in Kandhamal on Shri Krishna Janmashtami are communal. (see youtube video)
The Islamic fundamentalists who opposed the allotment of land for the Amarnath pilgrims are communal.
The congress party which submitted an affidavit in the Supreme court that Bhagawan Shri Ram is only a fictional character is communal.
The congress party which killed 3000 innocent Sikh brothers in 1984 is communal.
The fundamentalists who drove away 4 lakh Hindus out of Kashmir and the mute spectators at the governments at that time are communal. (see youtube videos)
A 'journalist' who calls Varun Gandhi communal but supports a fatwa directing voting for a particular party is communal.
The church which distributed Satya Darshini, demeaning the Hindu Dharma and its Gods and Goddesses, is communal.
The congress party which changed the route of Metro rail in Delhi not to affect the Jami Masjid foundation but is hell bent on destroying Ram Setu is communal.
The UPA ministers who talk of naturalizing illegal Bangladeshi muslim migrants and say SIMI should not be banned are communal.
The communists which chased away Tasleema Nasreen from Kolkata and West Bengal are communal. They partner with Madani in Kerala who has allegedly has terrorist links. In West bengal an editor of a news paper had to apologize for publishing an article which the muslims did not like. His office was stoned; the government seemed to be looking towards the vast waters of the Bay of Bengal while showing the back to the happenings in Kolkata.
Now, looking at all this does a Hindu have an alternative to becoming communal? The 'intellectuals' want people not to vote for communal parties but they ask them to vote for the congress party which was responsible for the bifurcation of this Nation on communal lines!
A few thousand displaced in Kandhamal and it calls for a catholic ( and supposedly secular too) advice but lakhs of Kashmiri are living as refugees in their own country and if some party talks about them it is to be labeled as communal and self-proclaimed secularists advise people not to vote for that party! Irony...
- A Hindu