As we all know, in India the logic for identifying something to be communal is very simple. If it is in anyway remotely connected to Hinduism is to be called 'communal' as we are a secular country. Our new Minister of State for Railways, Mian E. Ahmed saheb, has said/ordered that lighting of lamp, breaking coconut etc should not be done during Railways fuctions like starting new trains etc. According to his logic, these rituals are Hindu in nature and should not be performed in government functions of a secular country. What a noble thought! Folding of palms and saying Namaste is also a Hindu tradition. Ahmed saheb might soon ask all government officials, ministers, members of representative houses, judiciary, defense personnel not to greet each other with Namaste!!! Unfortunately well known dictionaries and thesaurus define Namaste as "Indian way of greeting". Ahmed mian will have to ask for corrections in all these references. Like this many Hindu customs have been accepted as Indian customs and tradition by the world at large. But our country has secular intelligentia for who de-Hinduising India is the mission of life.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
26/11 scam: Mumbai cops bulletproof vests faulty
According to the news report at the link above, the Maharashtra government bought faulty bulletproof jackets with complete knowledge of them being faulty. May be they thought police will never be put in situations like the one on 26/11/2008 in Mumbai and hence their 'deal' will never come out in the open. Policemen, including most experianced ones like Sri Vijay Salaskar, Shri Ashok Kamte and Shri Hemant Karkare, lost nothing less than their precious lives. They believed in these so called 'bulletproof' jackets. But the jackets happened to be only a proof of corruption characteristic of our political and administrative setup, specially of the Congress type.
Abdul Rehman Antuley,a Cabinet minister in the previous central government, wanted investigation into the death of Shri Hemant Karkare. He was suspicious about an Indian or more specifically a Hindu hand in the killing of Karkare ji. He had to bite his tongue for his work of fiction. But, Antuley is nowhere to be seen now! It is a lot more possible that Karkare ji died because of a faulty jacket than as per Antuley's fictional proposition. Why is Antuley not asking for probe now? He seemed to be so much concerned about the death of Karkare ji then! Mr. Antuley, when the trial runs were conducted for these jackets, every single bullet went throug the jackets though they were fired from a good distance but still the jackets were bought by the government.
Well, we all know that this is not the first time these Congressies are involved in these kind of corrput defense deals. It would have to be a Ph.D. thesis to list and elaborate them all! So couple of historically 'important' (to know) corrput deals, I am recollecting here.
The saga started right after our independence from the British rule in 1947. When Indian soldiers were bravely fighting Pakistani marauders in 1947, the army did not have enough number of jeeps. So orders were placed with a British company to supply jeeps immediately but our High Commissioner in London V K Krishna Menon messed it up so much that the jeeps arrived a year later. This was the first scandal of Independent India. Menon was Nehru's favorite.
About the second one, I do not need to write much. It has been discussed a lot and a single word is sufficient - "BOFORS".
No action was taken against Menon. And, Mr Q was completely let free very recently by Sonia Gandhi's government. Another And, we are all sure that no action will be taken against those involved in 26/11 'Bulletproof' jackets scam too. But, as we are a secular people and Congress and only Congress is the very definition of secularism we will vote for Congress only, and allow them to rule us the way they have been doing for half a century now. How does it matter to us if soldiers died in 1947 war? Whats the big deal if soldiers fighting the chinese in 1962 under sub-zero temperatures did not even have boots and goggles to protect them from freezing cold and snow-shine? Cant we sacrifice lives of 15 ordinary policemen so that we stay secular and keep bringing Congress back to power? If a railway bridge, built intentionally substandard to have better 'earnings', falls killing some ordinary people, we should pardon the corrupt government and continue to vote for it to retain our secular identity. That mentally and political corrupt administration can count the stars in the sky while ordinary citizens die at (Mumbai) railway stations, (Delhi)bazaars, (Varanasi) temples, (Ahmadabad) hospitals (Bangalore) roads, (Hyderabad) chat stalls and amusement parks and etc. But we want that same administration back because it is secular, meaning it does not talk about welfare of Hindus.
In Democracy, it is said, People Get What They Deserve To Get.