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The Cure For Terrorism Is Virat Brihad Hindutva
<b>Distortions in Indian history by BB Lal (January 2009)</b>
<b><span style='color:red'>Swamijis’ Mumbai meet for a new Hindu Renaissance</b></span>


‘Hindus of India and the World unite! We have nothing to lose but our chains! We have to wage a heroic cultural and intellectual war against lethal International forces that have come together today to destroy Sanatana Dharma, Hindu Religion, Hindu Society and Hindu Culture! We have to wage war against a monstrous tyranny never surpassed in the dark and lamentable catalogue of anti-Hindu crime’—— Cultural and spiritual battle call of the unknown Hindu warrior.

Swami Satyamitranand Giri, Founder, Bharatmata Mandir M M Swami Hansdas, General Secretary, All India Sant Samiti, Mahant Gyandas, President, Akhara Parisha, Swami Paramatmanand Saraswathi, General Secretary, Acharya Maha Sabha, Ashok Singhal, President, Vishva Hindu Parishad and K S Sudharshan, Sarasanghachalak, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh have jointly issued an invitation on behalf of DHARMA RAKSHA MANCH, New Delhi, for an All India meeting of Hindu Swamijis, Hindu Saints, and Hindu Holymen at Mumbai on 28 January, 2009 and 29 January 2009. Their Invitation reads like a heroic declaration for starting a culturally and spiritually aggressive National Movement for a new HINDU RENAISSANCE. I am quoting below some excerpts from their Invitation, which can be viewed as a Hindu Manifesto for a New Hindu Renaissance and Hindu Transformation.

Humble Salutations at your holy feet!</b>

‘Your learned-self is aware that today the world is under the unholy grip of violence, terrorism, clash of cultures, creeds and dogmas, and it hardly needs mention that the right equation to these problems could be found in the universal spiritual approach, Sanskaar (training in character formation) and holistic worldview of Bharat. The culture (Kulaachaar) of peace, goodwill and integral approach to life & living is the only alternative that can arrest the present evil ways of mankind. The world faced such situations earlier also and the holistic & altruistic consciousness of Bharat tackled it with its spiritual energy and light. By identifying ourselves with the traditions of our great masters from the Buddha to Vivekananda and Acharya Sankar to Acharya Tulsi, we can save the cultural glory of our country and our creative perspective of global fraternity. Our spiritual culture is going to face the most negative impact of marketisation of the world in the name of globalisation. All out efforts by market forces are on to give our Tyaaga, Vairaagya-based economy a consumerist turn. The electronic and the print media are out to infiltrate the market culture into our pro-family society. There are plots, schemes and plans galore to ruin our broad-spectrum perspective of ‘Mata Bhoomih, Putroham Prithivyaah’ (Earth is our Mother, We are Her Children) into rifts and gulfs of caste, religion, creed, sect, language, class, region, etc. The nationalistic sentiment of ‘Janani Janmabhoomischa Swargaadapi Gariyasi’ (Mother and Motherland are greater than Heaven) is getting lost into partisan muddle of political parties. We have to save the country from such a state of affairs. It is only the Dharmacharyas that can handle this challenge’.

‘All our icons and emblems of faith and certitude, e.g., the Teerthasthans (places of pilgrimage), Dharmacharyas, etc., are under aggression and the people in the corridors of power are more often than not behind such incidents directly or indirectly or sometimes they look the other way when such things happen. Even the elite, educated and prosperous people are getting proselytised to gain more creature comforts. Now in many provinces the demographic structure is changing due to proselytisation and the propensity for violence and destruction is increasing amongst the people of those states. The attraction for creature comforts is making us crazy and the consumerist culture to which we are getting addicted is giving rise to another kind of brutality. Now the Matrishakti (women power) – the symbol of divinity – is being projected just as a ‘thing’ and that is why the culture of continence and Sadhana are becoming things of the past from the lives of people. The unwanted or accidental birth of children is either adding to population explosion or encouraging sins like abortions. Now even in social relations, the indispensability of wealth has become an alternative for Dharma. Now all relations are being weighed on a scale of wealth. Cow is no longer the Mother. It is now only a milk, leather, beef and dung-providing animal. In the flow of the Ganga, no longer we see the sanctity of nature and the integrity of life. That has become only a sewer to carry the industrial waste and refuge of cities and towns to the sea. Terrorist attacks are taking place every other day. Fake notes are coming out of banks. Assassins like Dawood Ibrahim now appear as patriots to us, and Sant-Mahatmas like Sadhvi Pragya and Swami Amritananda are projected as terrorists. Venerable Sankaracharyas are being framed under murder charges. Don’t you think that these transitional situations are pointing towards a grand change? What should be the direction of that change, only the holy forces of the country can decide’.

Probably struck by such states of affairs, the former Jagadguru Sankaracharya Swami Satyamitranand Giriji Maharaj, while addressing the assembly of Holy forces of the country on November 16, 2008 at Panipat (Haryana), said that keeping in mind the gravity of the present situation it is the need of the hour that all the Sants from all Indic traditions should guide the society from a common platform and the whole country is looking upto them for guidance. All the Sants present not only heartily accepted this resolution but declared formation of a strong platform named ‘Dharma Raksha Manch’ (Dharma Protection Forum)’.

‘It is therefore urged upon you that let us all be active in order to save humanity and materialise the universal idea of global fraternity. Kindly formulate a well-studied strategy that can prove to be a positive turn in the history of humanity. It has, therefore, been decided to hold the first All India Meeting of Dharma Raksha Manch on January 28 & 29, 2009 (Wednesday & Thursday) at Mumbai’.

Swami Vivekananda said: ‘True human feelings, passions and emotions are indeed the gastric juices of the soul’. According to the UPA government and all other equally anti-Hindu pseudo-secular governments, true feelings, passions and emotions of the Hindus of India in majority are totally irrelevant for creating a strong and united Indian Nation. The Hindus of India acting in unison through their Swamijis, Sadhus and Saints are going to pose the following Historic Question at the Massive Hindu Meet at Mumbai starting tomorrow: ‘ARE WE HINDUS HELPLESS REFUGEES IN OUR OWN ANCESTRAL HOMELAND?’

Every Hindu is going to come out with this valiant declaration and Testament of Faith at Mumbai:

‘Let the word go forth from this time and place that we the Hindus of India can no longer by trifled with ‘political’ impunity by the forces of Nehruvian Sonia Gandhi Pseudo-Secularism, Menacing Marxism, Militant Islam and Proselytising Christianity. It is our inalienable, indivisible, inexorable and immutable birthright to demand the creation of a HINDU NATION. We are not ashamed or afraid of declaring from the housetop that we are proud to call ourselves Political Hindus, Cultural Hindus, Spiritual Hindus, Economic Hindus, Nationalist Hindus, Internationalist Hindus and above all Cosmopolitan Hindus. We have been forced to assert militantly on these lines because Sanatana Dharma, Hindu Religion, Hindu Society, Hindu culture and Hindu ethos are under the siege of certain lethal international (!) forces today. The whole of India is getting converted into a ‘Nazi Hitler Land’ of pseudo-secularism with a clearly defined and declared agenda for the decimation and destruction of Sanatana Dharma, Hindu Society and Hindu culture. In Nazi Germany, there was only one criminal gang consisting of one ‘Herr’ Hitler, one Goebbels, one Goering, one Ribbentrop, one Von Papen, and one Himmler. But in the wretched India of today, we have more than half a dozen similar gangsters in each political party, all united in their resolve to destroy all remnants of Sanatana Dharma and Hindu culture. We have come together at Mumbai to destroy these anti-National and anti-Hindu forces’.

We Hindus are not just a religious community like the Muslims and the Christians, but a NATION unto ourselves. Thanks to the politically motivated policy of Nehruvian Secularism, Hindus have become third class citizens in our own country. They are no longer the honoured citizens of our land. Like leprosy in British India, a permanent stigma seems to have stuck to the terms ‘Hindu’ and ‘Hinduism’ in today’s India. They have become terms of abuse in the mouth of that very elite which the dumb Hindu millions have raised to the pinnacle of power and prestige with their blood, toil, sweat and tears.

It is reliably understood that the Mumbai Meet will be focusing national Hindu attention on the following issues:

1. Jihadi terrorism must be done away with.

2. Drive out Bangladeshi infiltrators.

3. There must be a Central Law to put an end to proselytisation of Hindus in the country through allurement, force, fraud, orchestrated miracles etc.

4. Efforts must be made to put an end to Western Cultural aggression on Bharat. We must liberate Bharat from the stranglehold of Western Consumerism—a debauched wretched life of filthy lucre by filthy lucre for filthy lucre.

5. Central Laws must be passed to ensure preservation of Sri Ram Sethu and the construction of a grand temple to Sri Rama at his Birthplace of Ayodhya.

6. Constitutional amendment must be effected to repeal Article 370 that encourages and legalises secessionism in Kashmir.

7. A simple Cow Protection Law must be enacted for protection of Cow and its progeny in the Holy land of Bharat.

8. A common Civil Code must be enacted for our Country and common Citizenry who already have a Common Criminal Code.

Dr Subramanian Swamy, the VEER HANUMAN who saved Rama Sethu from planned destruction by UPA RAVANA government last year has been invited to speak at the Mumbai Hindu Meet. He has prepared a brilliant Hindu Manifesto titled FUNDAMENTALS OF HINDU AGENDA FOR POLITICAL ACTION.

For the Swamiji’s Meet taking place at Mumbai on 28-1-2009 and 29-1-2009, Dr Subramanian Swamy has prepared a Hindu Manifesto titled ‘FUNDAMENTALS OF HINDU AGENDA FOR POLITICAL ACTION’.

In my view this is going to be viewed as a very important document in the future evolution of a Hindu Nation. The Boat of Communism was launched into the uncharted sea by Karl Marx (1818-1883) and Friedrich Engels (1820-1895) when they published their Communist Manifesto in 1848. Dr Subramanian Swamy has come out with his brilliant Hindu Manifesto launching the Ship of a New Hindu Nation in the swirling waters of an unknown ocean.

Let me deal with some of the main issues raised by Dr Subramanian Swamy in his Hindu Manifesto.

I. Hinduism’s structural Limitation

The fundamental principle of Hinduism is that those who are Hindus are not regimented by theology to do or not to do something. There is thus no ‘Church’ to obey, or believe that the ‘Pope’ is infallible, or that ‘Bible’ is the sole book to specify what to believe in and what not to. Nor is there a Mecca, Kaaba, or Koran to goad the faithful into submission to commit violence against Kafirs and Dhimmis. Hindus instead have a framework of religious thought and philosophy that evolved as Sanatana Dharma, and within that framework, Hindus as individuals or groups are free to innovate and improvise their religious rituals. That is why if one is a Hindu, it is natural to be of a democratic temper and to be secular in politics.

Because of this distinctiveness of Hinduism, millions of Hindus for example come to Kumbh Mela on their own, without a fatwa or invitation, peacefully and without guidance or dictation, perform their pujas and then depart. It is purely voluntary even as the State does not provide any subsidy for travel expenses.

With this kind of widespread voluntary commitment of Hindus, seen not only in Kumbh Mela, but also in other occasions such as in Sabarimalai, Vaishno Devi, etc., can we feel secure that Hindus will unite to defend against sinister and violent threats that the religion may face? We cannot be sure, because the Kumbh Mela spirit not only represents the innate strength of Hinduism, but also it’s main weakness. That is, those who assemble at Kumbh Mela do it as an act of individual piety. Hindus do not go to Kumbh Mela to be with other Hindus, but because they believe that their individual salvation lies in going there. But collectively they lack the mindset that bonds Hindus in a virile unity. Hence, patriotic Hindus should understand this structural limitation that the concept of individualism has induced in Hindu Dharma. If we understand it, then we must try and rectify it, since Hinduism is being targeted today by terrorism, religious conversion, and minority appeasement and debasement in history texts. It is worthy of notice that our spiritual leaders in the past have from time to time come forward to rectify this structural limitation, whenever the need arose e.g., as the Sringeri Shankaracharya did by founding the Vijayanagaram dynasty.

II. Our Hindu History

Well before the birth of Christianity and Islam, Hindu religion had been once intellectually dethroned by Hinayana Buddhism. But Adi Sankaracharya restored Hinduism through his famous Shastrathas [religious debate and reasoning based on Shastras] and caused a renaissance in Buddhism itself, which then came to be known as Mahayana Buddhism, conceptually in complete harmony with, if not indistinguishable from Hindu theology. In south India, the Azhwars and Nayanmars also through shastrathas repositioned Hinduism after dethroning Jainism and Buddhism. Since then the Hindu Dharmacharyas have always been looked up to when Hindu society faced a threat or crisis, for guidance to meet the challenge to the Hindu religion, Today, we again need the revered Acharyas to show us the way.

Militant Islam and later crusading Christianity had come to India, and aggressively challenged Hinduism. Because we had not developed a Hindu mindset, they despite being much smaller numbers, seized power in sequence and established their own state in India. Hindus however remained steadfast in their individual commitment to their religion. Thus, despite state patronage to the ensuing onslaught, plunder and victimisation, for over a thousand years those of Hindu faith could not be decimated, and Hinduism remains the theology of the vast Indian majority.

Defiant Hindus suffered persecution and economic deprivation during Islamic and Christian reigns, such as through differential taxation [e.g., jezia and zamindari land revenue appropriation] and plain brutality, but Hindus by and large refused to capitulate and convert. Even after almost a thousand years of such targeting by Muslims and Christian rulers, undivided India in 1947 was more than 75% Hindu.

In 1947, temporal power was de facto restored to the Hindu majority. But the Indian state formally adopted secularism, which concept however was never properly defined or debated. For example, it left vague what an Indian’s connection was with the nation’s Hindu past and legacy. In the name of secularism, it was taboo for a public servant even to break a coconut or light an oil lamp to inaugurate an official function on the ground that religious symbols must not invade public life. Such orthodoxy was promoted by Jawaharlal Nehru and his Leftist advisers. The government took over supervision of temples, legislated on Hindu personal laws, and regulated religious festivals, but kept aloof from the Muslim and Christian religious affairs. The secularism principle was foisted on the Hindu masses without making them understand why they had to abide by legislation but not Muslims and Christians.

As a result, the renaissance that had begun in the late nineteenth century to redefine the Hindu identity [in contemporary terms and norms valid in a pluralistic society], was aborted by the confusion thus created in Hindu minds by a vaguely understood concept of secularism.

Electoral politics further confounded the Issues arising out of secularism, and hence the Indian society became gradually and increasingly fragmented in outlook and of confused perspective. Hindu society became divided by caste that became increasingly mutually antagonistic- Attempts were made through falsification in history texts adopted for curriculum in the education system to disconnect and disinherit the contemporary Indian from the past glory of Hindu India. The intrinsic Hindu unity has been sought to be undone by legitimising such bogus concepts as Aryan-Dravidian racial divide theory, or that India as a concept never existed till the British imperialists invented it, or that Indians have always been ruled by invaders from abroad. The Aryan theory was a deliberate distortion by British imperialists and propagated by their witting and unwitting mental slaves in India. Incidentally, the Aryan-Dravidian myth has now been exploded by modern research on DNA of Indians and Europeans conducted by Professor C Panse of Newton, Mass, USA and other scholars. In light of such new research, the British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] service in it’s October 6, 2005 service completely debunked the Aryan—Dravidian race theory stating that: ‘Theory was not just wrong, it included unacceptably racist ideas’ [www.bbc.co.uk, religion & ethics homepage, Thursday, 6/10/05].

<b>Dr Subramanian Swamy</b> has brilliantly summed up: ‘Modern India was portrayed by foreign interests through this curriculum as a discontinuity in history and as a new entity much as are today’s Greece, Egypt or Iraq. That curriculum is largely intact today. On the contrary efforts are afoot to bolster the disparagement of our past in the new dispensation today. A rudderless India, disconnected from her past has, as a consequence, become a fertile field for religious poachers and neo-imperialists from abroad who paint India as a mosaic of immigrants much like a crowd on a platform in a railway station. That is, it is clandestinely propagated that India has belonged to those who forcibly occupied it. This is the theme around which the Islamic fundamentalists and fraudulent Christian crusaders are again at work, much as they were a thousand years ago, but of course in new dispensations, new forms of sophistication, and multitudinous media forms. Thus the concept of intrinsic Hindu unity, and India’s Hindu foundation are dangerously under challenge by these forces. Tragically most Hindus today are not even cognizant of it’.

A Hindu nation founded on SANATANA DHARMA ought to be the cherished goal of all the Hindus in India today and not a fraudulent nation founded on pseudo-secularism. All the Hindus of India have come to understand that the present Constitution of India is not based on Hindu ideals and Hindu ethos. Its provisions have been framed deliberately disregarding Hindu values and Hindu cultural and social traditions. It is always the preamble of a nation’s Constitution which proclaims what is its national identity, what are its national ideals and goals, what is its national culture, for the weal of which society has it been formed. The present Constitution of India appears to be screaming at the top of its voice to announce that the India it talks of represents neither the Hindu nation, nor the Hindu religion, nor the Hindu culture, nor the Hindu society. By no stretch of imagination can you consider it as a Constitution for the Hindus or of the Hindu nation. As Abbhas Kumar Chatterjee brilliantly puts it: ‘A Constitution that ignores Hindu ideals, which gives the NATION less RIGHT than its MINORITIES, which does not recognise HINDUS as a NATION cannot be our CONSTITUTION. In my opinion, those who regard the present Constitution of India as their own, no matter how big leaders they may pretend to be—have not yet comprehended the concept of the HINDU NATION’.

‘A State has to run its affairs in accordance with the hopes, aspirations, ethos, ideals and culture of the nation. It should represent the Nation before the world, promote the image of

Janata Party President Dr Subramanian Swamy talking to Kanchi Acharya Shri Jayendra Saraswathy and other Swamiji’s at a meeting of Dharma Raksha Manch in Mumbai on Wednesday.

the Nation and welfare of its members, and spread the glory of its national culture. In respect of India, the symbol of our national culture is Sanatana Dharma rooted in our timeless Vedic Heritage’.

According to Dr Subramanian Swamy the challenge confronting Hindus today is however much more difficult to meet than was earlier in history because the forces at work to erode and undermine Hindu faith, unlike before, are unseen, clandestine, pernicious, deceptive but most of all sophisticated and media-savvy. Tragically Hindus in larger numbers, more particularly the educated Hindus have been unwittingly co-opted in this sinister conspiracy directed by foreigners who have no love for India and who also see in the same way as Lord Macauley (1800-1859) did in the nineteenth century, that the hoary Hindu foundation of India is the chief stumbling block for the furtherance of their nefarious perfidious game in the field of politics and religion—in short Christianisation of India.

Adherence to Hinduism is also being sought to be diluted in the name of modernity and this dilution is made a norm of secularism. Religion, it is advocated, is personal. To be a good Hindu today is conceptually being reduced to just praying, piety, visiting temples, and celebrating religious festivals. The concept of a collective Hindu mindset is being ridiculed as chauvinist and retrograde, even fundamentalist. Christians and Muslims are given this special privilege but not the majority Hindus of India.

The concept of a corporate Hindu unity and identity however is that of a collective mindset that identifies us with a motherland from the Himalayas to the Indian Ocean and it’s glorious past, and the concomitant resolve of it’s representative leadership defined as ‘chakravartin’ earlier by Chanakya, to defend that vision. It is this concept and resolve that is being discarded or is just evaporating under the onslaught of the Nehruvian secularists.

Dr Subramanian Swamy beautifully puts it: ‘However pious a Hindu becomes, or how many millions come to Kumbh Mela, Sabarimala etc., however prosperous Hindu temples may become from doting on devotees’ offerings, when the nation is in danger it is this collective mindset of the people that matters, and not the piety of the individual or the cosmetic and superficial collective feelings without any national purpose or direction. Consequently, Hindu society today lacking a cohesive corporate identity, is thus in the process of becoming fragmented, and hence increasingly in disarray. This fission process is on simultaneously with the reality of millions of Hindus going to temples regularly. The Hindu consciousness that is needed today is that which encompasses the willingness and determination to collectively defend the faith from the erosion that is being induced by the disconnect with our glorious past’.

That glorious past was aptly summarised in the writings of Dr Ambedkar, and his oration in the Constituent Assembly for a strong united country. In his scholarly paper presented in a 1916 Columbia University seminar [and published in Indian Antiquary, vol. XLI, May 1917 p.81-95] Dr Ambedkar stated: ‘It is the unity of culture that is the basis of homogeneity. Taking this for granted, I venture to say that there is no country that can rival the Indian Peninsula with respect to the unity of its culture. It has not only a geographic unity, but it has over and above all a deeper and much more fundamental unity—the indubitable cultural unity that covers the land from end to end’. Ambedkar wrote several such brilliant books, but alas, Nehru and his cohorts so thoroughly frustrated him that in the end his inner bitterness drove him to Buddhism.

By a criminal failure to usher in a National Renaissance after 1947 India lost her glorious opportunity to cleanse the accumulated dirt and unwanted baggage of the past. The battering that the concept of Hindu unity and Indian identity has taken at the hands of Nehruvian secularists since 1947 has led to the present social malaise. Thus, even though Hindus are above 80 percent of the population in India, they have not been able to understand their roots in, and obligations to, the Hindustani nation in a pluralistic democracy. Thus, if this degeneration and disconnect are not rectified and repaired by a resolve to unite Hindustanis [Hindus and those others who proudly identify with India’s Hindu past], the Hindu civilization may go into a tail spin and ultimately fade away very much like other civilizations that have vanished in the past for much the same reason.

Today the sacrilege of Hindu concepts and hoary institutions, is being carried out not with the crude brutality of past invasions, but with the sophistication of the constitutional instruments of law. The UPA government under stranglehold of anti-Hindu Catholic Christian Sonia Gandhi, has perfected this technique! The desecration of Hindu icons, for example the Kanchi Kamakoti Mutt, is being made to look legal, thereby completely confusing the Hindu people, and thus making them unable to recognise the danger, or to realise that Hindus have to unite to defend against the threats to their legacy. Dr Swamy sums this up as: ‘We Hindus are under siege today; and we do not know it !! That is, what is truly alarming is that Hindu society could be dissembled today without much protest since we have been lulled into or lost the capacity to think and act collectively as Hindus’.

Hindus today are being systematically prepared for psychological enslavement and conceptual capture. Indians thus are being subtly brainwashed. Hindus are being lulled, while Muslims and Christians are being subject to relentless propaganda that they are different, and are citizens of India as would be a shareholder in a Company that runs for profit, and not as descendents of Hindus, and a product of conversion, fraud and force.

To resist this siege we first need Hindu unity. Numbers [of those claiming to be adherents to Hinduism] do not matter in today’s information society. It is the durability and clarity of the Hindu mindset of those who unite that matters in the forging of an instrument to fight this creeping danger. In a forest a thousands goats may assemble, but on sight of a sole tiger, these goats will scatter and run. Similarly, we witness five fully-grown lions obeying meekly a thin wiry ringmaster in a circus. It is all a question of strength and attitude of mind.

We Hindus cannot fight this unless we first clearly identify what we have to fight for. We cannot effectively respond unless we understand the nature and complexity of the challenge. What makes the task of defending Hinduism much more difficult today is that the oppressors are not obvious marauding entities as were Ghazni, Ghori, or Clive. The means of communication and the supply of funds in the hands of our enemies are multiples of that available in the past, for camouflaging their evil purposes like decimation of Hindu culture and destruction of Hindu religion and civilization.

Hindus are facing a four dimensional siege and this siege is pernicious, clandestine, deceptive and sophisticated. It requires an enlightened Hindu unity to combat the threats and get the siege lifted. We have to begin by first understanding the content and scope of the four-dimensional siege before we Hindus can unite to battle against it. These dimensions are:

[1] The clandestine defamation of Hindu symbols and institutions.

[2] Demographic restructuring of Indian society.

[3] The Rise of Terrorism Directed at Hindus.

[4] The Erosion of Moral Authority of Governance.

Dr Swamy has issued this appeal to all the Hindu Dharmacharyas of India: ‘In this time of creeping darkness in our society, there are still venerated souls who draw crowds of people who come on their own expense to hear such evolved souls and follow them. These are our dharmacharyas, and a part of Hindu Dharma Acharya Sabha convened by Swami Dayananda Sarasvati. This organisation represents the most extraordinary and historical event in Hindu history of at least 1000 years, and a dire need of the hour. All bouquets and praise to Swami Dayananda Sarasvati. Just as Rshi Vishwamitra picked his archers and hunters to put an end to asuras and rakshasas, the same way I urge and implore this Sabha to pick a political instrument to cleanse the body politic of the nation’.

In today’s democratic India, we can best do this by a HINDU AGENDA certified by the Hindu Dharma Acharya Sabha of Swami Dayanand Sarasvati and endorsed by the electorate in a General Election. It cannot be done without Hindu unity in our democracy, and hence formulating a code of ethics and moral principles is essential for creating a meaningful and purposeful Hindu unity. THE NATION THEREFORE LOOKS TO ACHARYA SABHA TODAY, FOR GUIDANCE IN THIS CRUCIAL HOUR OF NEED.

<b>Swami Dayanand Saraswati</b>

First and foremost there is an imperative National need for undiluted unity of Hindus, a unity based on a mindset that is nurtured and fostered on the fundamentals of a new Hindu Renaissance. Only then can Hindus meet the challenge of Christian mission-aries and Islamic fundamentalists. I can do no better here than quote the bracing words of SWAMI DAYANANDA SARASVATI: ‘Faced with militant missionaries. Hinduism has to show that its plurality and all-encompassing acceptance are not signs of disparateness or disunity. For that, a collective voice is needed. Hindu vote is sacred, and should not be wasted’.In conclusion I would say that Non-Hindus can join this Hindustani unity, but first they must agree to adhere to the minimum requirement: that they recognise and accept that their cultural legacy is Hindu, or that they revere their Hindu ancestry and that they are as equal before law as any other but no more, and that they will make sacrifices to defend their Hindu legacy just as any good Hindu would do to defend his own ancestry. In turn then the Hindu will defend such non-Hindus as they have done in the case of the Parsis and Jews, and embrace them as part of the Hindustani parivar.

Source: News Today published from Chennai
<b>The development of multi-dimensional intelligence</b>

By Dr Subramanian Swamy

India has now become, by unintended consequences, gifted with a young population. We should educate this youth to develop cognitive intelligence to become original thinkers and imbibe emotional intelligence to have team spirit and rational risk.

All developed countries will experience a demographic deficit. India will not if we empower our youth with multiple intelligences. Our past liability, by a fortuitous turn of fate, has now become our potential asset for the future.

National Policy is nothing but measures by which we can create a modern mindset in the youth of India, not only to motivate the youth to acquire technical competence, but to develop emotional, moral and social values that will make that person a self-reliant individual of high character, patriotic, and possessing a social conscience.

The world view of economic development has now completely changed with the shift in focus in the theory. Development is no more thought of as capital-driven, but as knowledge-driven. For application of knowledge, we need innovations, which means more original research, and hence we need more fresh young minds out—the cream of the youth—to be imbibed with learning and at the frontier of research.

This requires adequate empowerment of mental faculty endowed with multi-dimensional intelligence. It is no more adequate to foster cognitive intelligence only. There are other dimensions of intelligences recognised now viz., emotional, social, moral and spiritual. Since India has a huge population of youth, close to 600 million, our national agenda must include providing quality education to all to fully reap the demographic dividend that youth represent.

For decades since Independence in 1947, we had been instead told that India’s demography was her main liability, that India’s population was growing too fast, and what India needed most was to control its population, even if by coercive methods.

But in fact, the economic disasters that we had, such as food shortage [1965-67], foreign exchange crisis [1957-58, 1990-91] and the low growth rate in GDP [1952-90], were all because we had adopted the Soviet model of development which was unsuited for our economy, and not because of our population growth rate.

I had challenged this view that population growth was India’s problem, argued then that modern science, and through the scientific innovations, these youngsters can overcome the limitations of land, natural resources and production. I had then also called coercive family planning as “an obsession of developed nations”. But the negative view of population prevailed till the ‘nasbandi’ [vasectomy] fiasco of the Emergency in 1975-77 forced Indian politicians to become less vocal about the need for coercive family planning. But the prejudice about population growth in India continued into the beginning of the 21st century.

Noted demographer, Dr.Ashish Bose of the University of Delhi had published in 1972, my research as a chapter in his book titled: India’s Population, in which I had argued that the youth of India would be an asset to the country’s development and not a liability. But for decades this view was rejected by Leftist Indian scholars and scholars in the West as “dangerous and chauvinist”.

During this same period, China had earned international praise for coercively controlling population by its short-sighted one child per family scheme. Left academics of India however kept exhorting us to follow the China example. Thank our good fortune, that our democracy protected us from the China disaster. Even China accepts today that their one-child programme was wrong and is now hurting their development.

Globally, India today leads in the supply of youth, i.e., persons in the age group of 15 to 35 years, and this lead will last for another forty years. We should not therefore squander this “natural resource”. We must, by proper policy for the young, realise and harvest this demographic potential. China is the second largest world leader in young population today. But the youth population in that country will start shrinking from 2015, i.e., less than a decade from now because of lagged effect of the one-child policy. Japanese and European total populations are already fast aging, and will start declining in absolute numbers from this year (2009). The US will however hold a steady trend thanks to a liberal policy of immigration, especially from Mexico and Phillipines. But even then the US will have a demographic shortage in skilled personnel. All developed countries will experience a demographic deficit. India will not if we empower our youth with multiple intelligences. Our past liability, by a fortuitous turn of fate, has now become our potential asset for the future.

Thus, India has now become, by unintended consequences, gifted with a young population. If we educate this youth to develop cognitive intelligence to become original thinkers, imbibe emotional intelligence to have team spirit and rational risk—taking attitude, inculcate moral intelligence to blend personal ambition with national goals, and cultivate social intelligence to defend civic rights of the weak, gender equality, the courage to fight injustice, and the spiritual intelligence to tap into the cosmic energy that surrounds the earth then we can develop a superior species of human being, an Indian youth who can be relied on to contribute to make India a global power within two decades.

The nation must therefore structure a national education policy for the youth of India so that in every young Indian, the five dimensional concept of intelligence, viz., cognitive, emotional, moral, social and spiritual, manifests in his or her character. Only then, our demographic dividend will not be wasted. These five dimensions of intelligence constitute the ability of a person to live a productive life and for national good. Hence, a policy for India’s youth has to be structured within the implied parameters of these five dimensions.

What are the parameters of such a national policy? These are [1] ability empowerment—that is the development of the five types of intelligence stated above; [2] a collective mindset about the legacy and future of the nation which means knowing the correct de-falsified history of India [3] commitment to a social contract of rights and obligations such as a fundamental right to quality primary and secondary education, right to work, an obligation to compete for posititons on merit, practice gender equality and placing national interest above selfish interests.

A National Education Policy is therefore a framework for the comprehensive growth of the nation’s young population between 15 and 35 years of age, and for enabling this youth to be positioned in life for personal advancement as well as for contributing to national greatness.

Thus, we lack today a properly structured policy for development India’s youth. Hence many are going astray to drugs, promiscuity, and crime. Others are going away abroad. There is thus an urgent need for designing such a policy because of the potential that we have to reap the demographic dividend from our large national pool of youth.

I would define an appropriate National Policy as “an architecture” that enables the youth to bloom to the maximum feasible human capacity by the time of attaining full adult maturity. In other words, the architecture consists of objectives of youth development, priorities in the attainment of the objectives, a strategy based on a coherent agenda to achieve those objectives in the order of priority determined, and mobilisation of financial and other resources to implement that strategy. The overall goal of a National Youth Policy has to be to make the nation a secure civilization. All dimensions of development have therefore to be synergized to that goal.

What are the objectives then that the youth should work toward? These objectives cannot be purely materialistic because we know from our past history that though India was the world’s most economically developed country, our nation was subject to brutal assault and loot by a handful of foreigners, and for a 1000 years we could not rule from Delhi. Materialistic progress alone does not guarantee national security of a nation. What is essential is the character and integrity of its citizens. Hence, besides the objective of acquiring knowledge and getting employment that require cognitive intelligence, the youth must be motivated in other dimensions of intelligence that of emotional, moral and social. These concepts have been developed in the eighteen chapters of Bhagavat Gita that has been interpreted in modern context by Sri Chandrashekharendra Saraswati of Kanchi Mutt, Swami Chinmayananda, and Swami Dayananda Saraswati of Arsha Vidyalaya. In the United States, as the Business Week magazine has recently reported, these concepts have become highly popular in the corporate world, and have been incorporated in the best-selling books written by Daniel Goleman, Deepak Chopra, and Anthony Robbins among others.

Thus, cognitive intelligence is necessary for technical competence and intellectual articulation; emotional intelligence for the ability to perceive, apprise, and express emotion adaptively to create empathy in others, and to regulate emotions in ways that assist thought; moral intelligence is the mental capacity to determine how universal human principles should be applied to our personal values, goals and actions; and social intelligence is knowing how to use our neurological Wi-Fi to motivate others since our thoughts, emotions and body language impact on the responses of others who interact with us, just as laughter, anger, rebuke, praise, optimism, pessimism, honesty, crookedness, etc., each affects the behaviour of others bilaterally and multilaterally.

In brief, the National Policy is nothing but measures by which we can create a modern mindset in the youth of India, not only to motivate the youth to acquire technical competence, but to develop emotional, moral and social values that will make that person a self-reliant individual of high character, patriotic, and possessing a social conscience. Such an army of evolved youth will be the asset of the nation, and then collectively the demographic dividend can be reaped by us for the glory of Bharat Mata. Hence, a well structured national policy for development of multiple intelligence is vital for making India global power two decades. This then would be a basis for our national renewal and renaissance.

(The writer is a former Union Minister for Law, Government of India and a visiting Professor Harward University.)

Source: Organiser.

Issue Fatwa against terrorism & Jihad : Dharma Raksha Manch
31/01/2009 00:28:15 HK Correspondent

MUMBAI : The Dharma Raksha Manch at a press conference held in Mumbai on Wednesday 28 January 2009 urged 13 major Muslim organizations to issue Fatwa against terrorism and jihad. They maintained that the Muslim Groups while issuing such a Fatwa must mention in that India was not Dar-ul Harab(a land against which Islamists have to wage a war) and it has been Dar-ul Aman(land of peace), where Muslims can practice Islam without any impediment.

Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy presented at the Manch a paper on his idea of a Hindu agenda. In that he urged the unity of Hindus based on a mind set and sought the re-writing of history text books of educational institutions, zero tolerance to terrorists, no negotiations with them and to retaliate against their political objectives. He also advocated bringing in Sanskrit as Hindustan’s link language.


Subramaniam Swamy is wrong
Muslims have difficulties practising islam, such as mass
forcible conversion to islam
Not being able to abduct hindu maidens openly as in BD and Pak
Not being able to openly demolish temple
Not being able to get open Jaziya ( only hidden jaziya )
<b><span style='font-size:21pt;line-height:100%'>HAIL YE! SADHUS! BLAZE A TRAIL FOR US TO FOLLOW!</span>
Today, 29 January at 10:48pm

Forum to protect dharma. Resolution day of Sants.

Now is the time to end the Muslim jihad. Sant are on yatra for awakening people.

धर्मं रक्षा मंच, संतो द्वारा संकल्प दिन
अब मुस्लिम जिहाद का होगा अंत! जन जागरण को निकले संत!!

Rashtra awakens as dharma wheel turns.
Dharma sampradaya will be saved when the nation stays as rashtra.
For the sake of dharma, for the sake of samajam,
all of us will make one call: Awaken Bharatam.
Now, it will be the end of jihad.
Sant are on journey to awaken people.

राष्ट्रजगरण धर्मं चक्र:
धर्मं सम्प्रदाय तभी बचेगा ;
जब देश / राष्ट्र रहेगा.
धर्मं के लिये, समाज के लिये;
हम सब का एक ही नारा , जगे भारत देश;
अब जिहाद का होगा अंत,
जनजागरण करने निकले संत.


Live for an ideal, and that one ideal alone. Let it be so great, so strong, that there may be nothing else left in the mind; no place for anything else, no time for anything else. - Swami Vivekananda.
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http://sites. google.com/ site/hindunew/ challenges
<b>The contemporary Hindu predicament</b>

By Dr. Gautam Sen

Hindus are in serious danger of reaching the point of no return in the very near future. Political circumstances are changing swiftly and will soon make it very difficult, if not impossible, for Hindus to recover from the onset of political, social and spiritual oblivion. The combination of modern communication technologies for brainwashing and political assault has placed Hindus in greater danger.

The underlying dominance of Islam in West Bengal is obscured by the outward resilience of a superficially communist dispensation. At an opportune moment, a Muslim party will pose a deadly challenge to it in alliance with opportunistic parties like the Trinamul Congress. Many areas of UP, Bihar, Delhi as well as other states are effectively quasi-sovereign Muslims enclaves and access to them by legally constituted authorities minimal.

This is the life-and-death struggle that Hindus are unable to comprehend and resist. Instead the outflow of educated Hindus to a militantly evangelical US has created a diabolical situation in which they are overwhelmingly dependent on the US, and to a lesser degree the British market, for their livelihoods. Virtually every author from Mumbai, writing for the English speaking market, sought to downplay the role of terrorism.

The scandalous disarray of India’s political class has been highlighted in recent weeks, without Hindus apparently unable to even comprehend the unfolding drama affecting their destiny. The UPA has descended to treasonous co-ordination of its pending general election campaign with governmental agencies in Pakistan, including, in effect, the ISI. The diabolical enemy of Hindu India, the US, has brokered a deal between India and Pakistan that includes the disingenuous arrest of 124 jehadis and measures like the closure of their Internet web sites, contrived to provide respite to Manmohan Singh’s beleaguered government. David Miliband, the British Foreign Secretary was evidently sent by the US to deliver a message that India must abandon, as a quid pro quo, its demand for the extradition of the planners of the Mumbai terror carnage. The idea that Pakistan will actually prosecute anyone and punish them for attacking India is laughable, but it will buy time for the UPA to apply the balm of forgetfulness to India. The Indian EAM, Pranab Mukherjee, of Murshidabad’s Jangipur Islamic constituency, which he bribed with 2100 crore rupees in 2006, obliged with alacrity, quite forgetting his periodic hypocritical belligerence towards Pakistan, all apparently intended to deceive. His subsequent delirious recanting of his initial surrender to India’s erstwhile colonial masters occurred because Congress Party managers evidently deemed such public acknowledgement impolitic.

Far from being indiscreet, British Foreign Secretary, David Miliband, has merely restated what has been British policy towards India since the 1940s, which has been to incite Islamic jehad to undermine it. The British Foreign Secretary rounded of his imperious visit to India by joining Rahul Gandhi on the campaign trail in Amethi, underlining the extent of India’s subordination to the Anglo-American imperialists. And Miliband, the lowly whippersnapper, gallingly added insult to injury by asserting that the Mumbai carnage was due to Indian policies in Kashmir. But this is all of a piece, which echoes the cynical and unflagging attempts of Britain’s elites since the late nineteenth century to damage Hindus as much as possible. Author Narinder Singh Sarila has documented the extent to which Mohammed Ali Jinnah, the butcher who sponsored the bloodletting in Calcutta on Direct Action Day in August 1946, was a mere pawn in British imperial designs to create a strategic hold over the Indian subcontinent. It is therefore cause for dismay that the NDA candidate for Prime Minister and his advisers have now embraced both the murderous Jinnah and the jehadi Deobandis. Where will it all end?

Alas, Hindus are in serious danger of reaching the point of no return in the very near future. Political circumstances are changing swiftly and will soon make it very difficult, if not impossible, for Hindus to recover from the onset of political, social and spiritual oblivion. The combination of modern communication technologies for brainwashing and political assault has placed Hindus in greater danger than at any time in their entire history. Hindus need to reflect deeply on the fact that their civilisational reach once included East, Southeast Asia and modern Iran and the latter itself encompassed territories today part of the Islamic Arab world. Islam and Christianity have subjugated all these regions in succession. Yet, no Hindu regards the fate of these vast lands as relevant to their current predicament and the political conquest threatening them. Most even dismiss the loss of vast additional territories in 1947 to murderous usurpers determined to destroy them and which includes areas once the cradle of their civilisation.

Hindus are also unable to grasp their effective dis-empowerment in significant areas of the Indian Union. Christians barely tolerate Hindus in the Northeast, which is an armed Christian enclave that will assert its political independence the moment the federal centre is embroiled in a crisis of authority. Muslims and Christians have long imposed a condominium in Kerala, but predictable rivalry between them for supremacy has arisen now that the common goal of curbing Hindus has been achieved. The initial political alliance between Muslims and Christians against Hindus followed by competition between them is the pattern likely to occur elsewhere in India. Tamil Nadu politics is dominated by Christians under the spurious guise of Dravidian irreligiousness and in concert with Islam. Andhra Pradesh is witnessing a remarkable surge of Christian conversions under an evangelical Chief Minister. However, Muslim resistance to Christian primacy will surface vengefully in the future since Muslims retain strong local historical roots, backed by significant numbers and ideological consciousness. The underlying dominance of Islam in West Bengal is obscured by the outward resilience of a superficially communist dispensation. At an opportune moment, a Muslim party will pose a deadly challenge to it in alliance with opportunistic scum like the Trinamul Congress. Many areas of UP, Bihar, Delhi as well as other states are effectively quasi-sovereign Muslims enclaves and access to them by legally constituted authorities minimal.

A number of inter-linked reasons account for the disastrous decline of Hindu civilisation. Some of them are internal to the Hindu tradition and arise from their very own spiritual identity and historical legacy. Still others are accidental though consequential, such as the misadventure of one individual’s diabolical role in their society and the constitutional structure of the Indian polity inherited after Independence. India is suffering from the disastrous impact of the usurpation of political power by one individual, whose loyalty to Indian sovereign interests is suspect and who, in addition, is mainly motivated by private family aspirations for wealth. The constitutional structure of Indian politics has also guaranteed national disunity, by articulating and amplifying every domestic division and dispute for electoral advantage. Finally, India is facing determined assault by imperialists, who are deploying the advantages of modern technology and economics to subordinate it. All of these factors in combination seem to outweigh the ability of Hindus to respond in a farsighted way to protect their civilisation and assure a legacy to their children and grandchildren as well as the wider world.

A mortal external danger facing Hindus and India is the Christian Crusader State, the US. The US and its British, German and Scandinavian allies are assiduously engaged in evangelical conversion to destroy Hinduism once-and-for- all. As Sitaram Goel averred, Christianity and Islam are both political ideologies and, one should add, their fervent claims to divine inspiration subterfuge to deceive. The US hatred for India is long-standing, having begun more or less from the moment India became independent in 1947. It has been the principal sponsor of India’s enemies in the region, with some sterling help from Britain’s duplicitous political elites. In the late 1960s, the US joined with China to undermine India, with Henry Kissinger in 1971 inviting the Chinese ambassador to the UN, Huang Hua, to advise his country to attack India. But Pakistan remained the main US instrument to torment it and collusion with its merciless butchers to commit genocide in Bangladesh was the most blatant example of evil US predilections towards Hindu India. Even at this very moment, the US government and its liberal media are working overtime to stop India punishing Pakistan by resorting to intrigues about a common enemy and pretending to chastise Pakistan when the Pakistani ISI was created in fact as an outsourced branch of the CIA.

Contemporary evangelism is the modern offspring of Nazism, which sought to implement a programme of racial subjugation in a pattern with long antecedents in the history of Christian nations. Christianity highlights an unbroken history of torture and mass murder to achieve imperialist political goals. From the sixth century onwards it showed its true colours once it had suborned the Roman State and began a programme of extirpation against all rivals. From Charlemagne’s cold-blooded execution of tens of thousands of pagans and the subsequent killing spree in the Christian expansion into Eastern Europe to the mass murder of Cathars and the unrelenting persecution of Jews, the Church was the unequivocal progenitor of modern Nazism. The instances of the complicity of most major denominations in murder and enslavement is endless, from active participation in the genocide of Amerindians and Africans, to the creation of the Southern Baptist Convention to defend US slavery and their Absolution for apartheid in South Africa. But in India they have appeared to liberate so-called oppressed groups who are merely going to become instruments for the introduction of modern slavery for all Indians.

This is the life-and-death struggle that Hindus are unable to comprehend and resist. Instead the outflow of educated Hindus to a militantly evangelical US has created a diabolical situation in which they are overwhelmingly dependent on the US, and to a lesser degree the British market, for their livelihoods. Virtually every author from Mumbai, writing for the English speaking market, sought to downplay the role of terrorism per se in the recent murderous assault against its people. They engaged instead in self-flagellation and deviously advanced the idea that there were deeper causes of terrorism and for which of course India was allegedly responsible. All this cynical hand wringing is really designed to validate the fervent US desire to shield its dastardly ally from the consequences of terrorism against innocent Indians. And of course it does no harm to the book sales of these distinctly second-rate wordsmiths.

As any reasonable observer is aware, there is no such thing as Hindu except to locate them geographically as a people. And to also differentiate Hindus in the negative sense from the imperious monotheisms of Christianity and Islam. Hindu practices do share some features, the central attribute of which is the ability to accommodate what other faiths denounce as the heresy of rivals. Of course most Hindus do privilege some common practices and beliefs, especially the singular importance of certain key texts. There is also a willingness to accord recognition to deities privileged by competing sects even as they continue to accord primacy to their own particular form of worship. However, one striking commonality for Hindus is a feeling of affinity that they experience entering temples anywhere within India and beyond. The most significant aspect of Hindu religious life remains its ingrained tolerance towards each other’s spiritual beliefs. It is important to note that Hindus instinctively react in the same way to Islam and Christianity despite the fact that both are determined to extirpate Hinduism and impose their own exclusive faith on them.

The result of Hindu eclecticism and its admixture of the divine and secular make it difficult to create an overarching sense of political belonging. In the absence of the kind of rigid beliefs that define Semitic religious identity, accompanied by a single text and clear prescriptions and proscriptions, Hindu consciousness remains determinedly local. The philosophical scepticism of the Adi Shankaracharya co-exists with the assertion of a later successor, Swami Vivekananda, who argued that belief in a Supreme Being was necessary for attaining Moksha. But it was Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru and their acolytes who inadvertently, in the first case and actively, in the second, who have instigated the worst damage to the possibilities inherent in Hinduism. Gandhiji’s misguided insistence on neutering any manifestation of Hinduism that might be found provocative by Islam and Nehru’s illiterate, Anglicised socialism created a devastating moral vacuum in Indian society. This was a huge and many-sided emptiness that socialist nonsense has failed to fill anywhere in the world and which the passionate reversion to religious faith across former socialist countries is demonstrating. In India, the expulsion of all Hindu sensibility from public life in the name of secularism resulted in its substitution by crass materialism and a pitiable sentimentality, both deriving from Bollywood. The Hindu moral universe, in both its secular and specifically religious variants, has been all but destroyed except for what endures in the private sphere since Hindus still crave for transcendental meaning even as they lose their moorings in possessive individualism and materialism.

(Taught at the London School of Economics for more than two decades and now writes on international political economy). The writer can be contacted at gautam.sen@gmail. com)

Source: Organiser
The revealation with regards to the Election Commissioner Navin Chawla forebodes the worst conspiracy as to how this constitutional set up is to be used to subvert our Bharat back to the colonial days of exploitation and stashing away of the country's wealth in foreign lands, allowing missionaries to convert and take chunks of land to be declared soverign Christondom, allowing the islamic terrorists to create Mughalistan and set the rest of Hindus to face the hydraheaded demons. I am amazed most of the friends still talk of election as the panacea. Please wake up from your slumber and dream!

<b>Navin Chawla was a Congress Plant</b>

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->NEW DELHI: Apart from citing 12 instances of partisan behaviour by election commissioner Navin Chawla, CEC N Gopalaswami has written anotherletter to the President on what should be done to make EC less politicised.

The 12 instances of Chawla’s “partisan” behaviour cited by the CEC as ground for his removal include the EC’s role while deciding poll dates for Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh in 2007 as well as his ‘suo motu’ decision to consult ministry of external affairs while deciding if a notice be issued to Congress
president Sonia Gandhi on a complaint seeking her disqualification for accepting a Belgian honour.

The CEC has also questioned Chawla’s role in BJP’s CD case and Bhagalpur by-election. It is believed that when dates for Gujarat election were being considered by the Election Commission, Gopalaswami, as recommended by the state chief electoral officer, was in favour of three phase poll, something that Chawla was opposed to. Home ministry had also made arrangements of central paramilitary forces for three phases.

In fact, EC was informed in writing by the home ministry that 450 companies of paramilitary forces could be deployed in the state. The three-phase poll was still an internal decision of the EC, not known to the outside world.

Within a few days, sources said, a senior Congress functionary called up the commission and asked why it could not be a two-phase poll. CEC is believed to have expressed helplessness on account of unavailability of forces. The Congress functionary promised that home ministry would do the needful. Within hours, Chawla is believed to have told CEC that more forces would be given for Gujarat, an astonishing fact since the Congress functionary was not supposed to have even called him. In the next few hours, home ministry officials called EC promising more forces. Gujarat finally had two-phase election.

Himachal also went to polls along with Gujarat. Chawla was opposed to EC’s decision of holding election in all constituencies of the state including snowbound Kinnaur, Bharmour and Lahul & Spiti four months before expiry of the assembly’s term. Even political parties of HP had demanded simultaneous election. It is said that Chawla delayed his opinion on one ground or the other.

Similarly, when schedule for UP election was decided by the EC, Chawla delayed its announcement on the ground that he had to go out of station for a day. Meanwhile, Congress, it is believed, somehow got to know the dates.

On the Sonia issue, EC deliberated for more than five months before taking a decision during which the PM’s principal secretary, T K A Nair, also paid a visit to the commission pleading that there was no case against Sonia and that the PM had already examined the matter. The commission finally decided to issue notice to Sonia. In fact, after Sonia’s response to the EC’s notice, the commission is yet to firm up its view since Chawla has not yet finalised his comments.

But notice to Sonia was not without backroom drama and last minute change of mind. Sources said while Gopalaswami and Chawla were in favour of issuing notice, EC S Y Quraishi felt there was no case against the Congress chief and, therefore, the matter should not be pursued.<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->

<b>Chawla to blame for delayed response, not CEC</b>

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Aditya Sinha

CHENNAI: Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswami’s recommendation to the President, on January 16, 2009, for the removal of Election Commissioner Navin Chawla, came after Chawla tried, for several months, to evade responding to allegations of partisanship. A series of communications to the President was made after consultation with a well-known former Chief Justice of India and, in fact, includes two other recommendations to strengthen the institution of the CEC.

Gopalaswami not only recommended removing Chawla, but in two additional letters to the President also suggested (a) the implementation of a recommendation by his predecessor B B Tandon that as in the case of the Central Vigilance Commissioner and the Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, the collegium set up for the appointment of the CEC include the Leader of Opposition; and (b) the barring of EC members for 10 years from taking part in any elections, or from joining any political party, or from accepting any office including that of the Governor.

Obviously, Gopalaswami would not gain personally from any of his recommendations.

With regard to the removal of Chawla, a petition came from the BJP in January 31, 2008 — a year ago. Sources close to the CEC reveal that Gopalaswami did not wish to act on the matter as in February 2008, the highly contentious issue of the Karnataka Assembly polls, whose deadline was May 2008, came up. The Congress wished to defer the polls as it was afraid that the BJP would gain heavily (in fact, the BJP did eventually form a stable government).

Chawla, in opposition to the other two members of the Commission, argued for deferment till a fresh delimitation took place.

The CEC decided not to ask Chawla to respond to the petition as it might be construed as a pressure tactic to have the Karnataka Assembly polls as per schedule; he decided to wait till May.

Soon after the Karnataka polls were over, however, Chawla went on a month’s leave. He was apparently distressed as his daughter was undergoing divorce. He returned only in July and, when he did, Gopalaswami asked him to respond to the BJP’s petition.

Yet Chawla did not and, every 15 days, the CEC religiously reminded him to do so. There were eight such reminders.

Finally on December 10, 2008, Chawla responded. It took the CEC a month to examine his response, marshal the facts and prepare his recommendation as he did not wish to entrust such a sensitive matter to anyone. But he had his recommendation examined by the former Chief Justice before it was submitted to the President.

The recommendation not only includes the BJP’s charges about a trust run by Chawla’s spouse to which Congress MPs had donated from their Local Area Development funds, but it also appends minutes from EC meetings in which Chawla’s blatant partisanship clearly comes through. One is the Karnataka polls in which Chawla could not sway matters; the other regards a petition seeking the disqualification of Sonia Gandhi as MP for accepting an honorary title from the Belgian monarchy.

In the second case, Chawla wanted to involve the Ministry of External Affairs, to which the other two EC members strongly objected. Eventually, a senior MEA official informally made the Congress case to the CEC.

Gopalaswami, say sources close to him, intends to see the matter to its legal conclusion. Sources say it is unfair to allege, as several have done, that he has done it on the eve of elections merely to embarrass the political executive.

Comments by a reader of Newindpress by name n.krishna :

Indian media is anti Indian and is owned by CIA, ISI, and even KGB. Malayala Manorama is a CIA owned media. Added to this Sonia was planted on India. Vatican’s own bank, the Istituto per le Opere di Religione (IOR), was headed by Monsignor Marcinkus who is a friend of Sonia Gandhi. Bank had to pay $ 251 million as liabilities due to its involvement to Mafia. Marcinkus, was discredited as a result of drug money laundering scandal and was demoted to the position of priest in Chicago. Marcinkus was later wanted by the police in Italy, USA. In 1986, when Marcinkus could not set foot in Italy or USA he was received at 10 Janpath by Sonia. Marcinkus is linked to Sicilian Mafia lord ‘the Shark Sindona’. Shark Sindona, was an advisor to Vatican and a personal friend of Pope Paul VI, was killed in an Italian prison, by poisoning. But before his death, . Sindona gave a statement accusing the Vatican of planting Sonia in India.

On 1-8-02, smuggling of India’s antique artifacts by Sonia Gandhi was brought up in the Indian Parliament by a Samata Party member. Many Indians have visited Italy and had seen the shops owned by Sonia Gandhi, alias Antonia Maino. . This has never been a secret. There is an antique store called Ganapathi in Orbassano, Italy, Sonia’s native place. The shop is owned by her relatives. Her smuggling activities began during Indira Gandhi’s premiership when Sonia was only Mrs Rajiv Gandhi. Sonia Gandhi an illiterate housemaid coming from a poor Italian mason’s family, money making was the first criteria, when she married Rajiv. She never had education, but had herself certified as an art expert, which gave her the opportunity to certify Indian artifacts, as to which were museum pieces and which were not. Election Commissioner Navin Chawla’s wife Rupika Chawla not only helped Sonia, but has even supplied Indian antiques to Sonia for smuggling in to Italy. Sonia was close to Cultural Attache

a Antique smuggling and money laundering by Sonia with LTTE help was going on since 1984. Boyfriend Quattrocchi,wanted in Bofors, was buying arms from Phuket, Thailand for LTTE. Rajiv killing by LTTE if probed further by CBI-led MDMA, of Jain Commission would have revealed the conspiracy with LTTE in the assassination of Rajiv killing. Sonia systematically plundered and exported the ancient treasures of India, especially temple sculptures of Tamil Nadu, Andhra, Orissa and Madhya Pradesh, Mughal paintings and precious gems in Indian Museums, all protected and banned from export under the Antiquities and Art Treasures Act, 1972 and this is one reason why she is putting Chawla as an EC and christians as IGs in various states The CBI had in 1993 registered cases on such illegal exports from a Chennai suburb to an identified person in Italy. Festival of India was used as a ploy to smuggle out treasures. In this Sonia took the help Arjun Singh while he was MP, CM, art expert Martand Singh, a Pakistani couple Muneer and Farida Attaullah, London based Pakistani ISI fixer Salman Thassir a prince of Kuwait, and even the LTTE. Quattrocchi the Italian rogue was right hand man for Rajiv Gahdi. Rajiv Gandhi used to send faxes of cabinet decisions to Win Chadda which was seen by every one. Annual holidays and even weekly holidays are spend together by Quattrocchi family and Sonia family together. quattrocchi was arrested on 6th Feb 2007 and yet the news has come out on 23-2-2007. Sonia with the help of CBI and our tainted judges is trying to cover up the biggest theft of public money by Rajiv gandhi. Sonia bofors frozen money in the bank to her boy friend. Yet the media was silent.

Law Minister H R Bhardwaj is a minister for thieves. It is a shame that India has produced such a criminals who is now the law minister. It is no wonder that the fourth rate fellows end in legal profession in India and they have no shame or integrity. H R Bhardwaj’s ministry allowed the bofors pay off to Sonia’s boyfriend Quattrocchi to be defreezed against our national interest. Additional Solicitor General (ASG) B Datta, in February 2005, attested a CBI affidavit about the genuineness of the Swedish documents regarding Bofors kickbacks as well as the admissibility of the very same set of documents. The documents were authenticated by the justice department of Sweden and is admissible. But after taking bribe ASG, B Datta, in May 2005 changed his stand and stated just opposite of his version before the court that the documentary evidence against the accused was not authentic and hence not admissible.

All knew very well that the documents were authenticated by the justice department of Sweden and could be treated as “admissible” but all worked for the Rome Mary Sonia Gandhi. This lying by Additional Solicitor General Dutta allowed Justice R S Sodhi who was also paid by Hinduja brothers, to quash the charges against the Hinduja brothers. This verdict of the corrupt Justice R S Sodhi was quoted by another Additional Solicitor General KP Pathak, who was paid by Quattrocchi, to give a clean chit to Quattrocchi. Additional Solicitor General Pathak’s opinion formed the basis for defreezing of Quattrocchi’s accounts in the UK. Corrupt Additional Solicitor Generals Datta, Pathak, a corrupt Judge Sodhi, the thief Law Minister H R Bhardwaj and the corrupt CBI were all followed the Italian christian plant Sonia’s instruction for looting from India.

EC Qureshi showed his bias and gave Congress the election dates. Two ECs are biased towards congress party. For the sake of democracy congress party should be disbanded as Gandhi advised. P K Bansal, Chairman of the committee that probed the ‘cash-for-question scam’ gave MPLAD money to Chandigarh Golf Club to become honorary member. Narasimha Rao, who bribed MPs for votes, introduced the MPLAD fund so that his colleagues in politics can collect kickback. In Karnataka 60% of the amount goes as bribe. MPs have demanded kickbacks from MPLAD in camera. Chawla and his wife Rupika Chawla had set up social welfare trusts for congress MPs and Rs 85 lakh, from congress MPs were received. Chawla an IAS fellow cannot run such thing, but got special waiver of rules. Sonia had smuggled some Rs 10000 crore worth of Indian antique to Italy and there are cases registered in TN for such smuggling, without naming Sonia. Rupika Chawla role in getting the antique should also be investigated.

Chawla was adversely commented for his emergency excesses by commission and should not have been appointed in the first place. At the time of appointment media has pointed out that Chawla as CE can favour congress because of his track record. Also there was the issue of voting by Sonia while being a citizen of Italy on records and anytime Sonia could be put in jail if a CE acts in future. Sonia married Rajiv in 1968. Indian citizenship applied 15 years later on 7-4-83. Citizenship granted on 30-4-83. Yet Sonia was a voter in 1980, at serial number 388 in polling station 145 of the New Delhi constituency while a citizen of Italy. In 1982, Sonia’s name was deleted and reinstated in 1983 even though the qualifying date for registering as a voter was January 1 that year. An impartial EC can rake up the case of Sonia being a voter in 1980. Sonia is known to have lied about her qualification and there are other cases pending in the courts. So a pliable EC is essential for the congress.

Italy in March 2005, gave Mazzini award for his service to Christianity. Navin Chawla has authored two books on Mother Teresa ‘Mother Teresa’ and ‘Faith and Compassion – The Life and Work of Mother Teresa’ At the time of Indian Emergency (1975 - 77) he was secretary to the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi. Shah Commission which inquired into the excesses during the Emergency, indicted Mr Chawla for having been ‘authoritarian and callous’ and for gross misuse of power “in cynical disregard of the welfare of citizens”. Further, it declared that he was “unfit to hold any public office which demands an attitude of fair play and consideration for others” Election Commissioner and his wife Rupika ran the Jaipur-based Lala Chaman Lal Education Trust which had secured MPLADS funds from Congress MPs A.A. Khan, R.P. Goenka, Ambika Soni, Dr Karan Singh and Mr A.R. Kidwai.The trust was allotted six acres of land by the Congress government in Rajasthan when Mr Ashok Gehlot was the Chief Minister.

P K Bansal, Chairman of the committee that probed the ‘cash-for-question scam’ gave MPLAD money to Chandigarh Golf Club to become honorary member. Narasimha Rao, who bribed MPs for votes, introduced the MPLAD fund so that his colleagues in politics can collect kickback. In Karnataka 60% of the amount goes as bribe. MPs have demanded kickbacks from MPLAD in camera. MPs have perfected this art to charity donation to the trusted NGOs. Money is donated as charity and the NGO route it back in kind or black money to the MPs. Chawla and his wife Rupika Chawla perfected this art of fake NGO receipt and give back the money to congress MPs. They had set up social welfare trusts that cater to this bribe for the congress MPs and Rs 85 lakh, from congress MPs were received. Chawla an IAS fellow cannot run such thing, but got special waiver of rules. Rupika Chawla helped Sonia to smuggle Rs 10000 crore worth of Indian antique to Italy for which cases registered in TN without naming Sonia.

From the congress side, there is no comment on the facts that Mr.Chawla (or his trusts) received money from Congress. There is no comment on the facts that he got exception from the govt, to receive those funds. In fact, it is a joke to say that he has not received any money after he became EC. (is it not just sufficient to receive funds before becoming EC, to enable him to become EC?). There is no comment on the points of law that Arun Jaitely had clearly pointed out, that the recommendations of CEC is binding for the removal of an EC. All that the congress can say is — the timing is wrong and now, we know that even that is not valid anymore. This is nothing but prostitution of the institutions. Jai hind!<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->

Please do click on <b>Chawla to blame for delayed response, not CEC</b> for additional interesting comments.
Harrumph! What is happening to these Muslims? How come they want to come greet the MKS? Makes every "secular" bone in my body go ache, do, teen only. Only Sonia Mata and Yuvraajendra Rahul can save our beloved country now. I weep tears of ink when I read about this ek do teen charade.


<b>Modi visits Muslim areas in Godhra,Muslims greet him overwhelmingly</b>
02/02/2009 08:02:50


Large number of Muslims, holding national tricolour, greeted the Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to the densely populated Muslim areas such as Polan Bazaar, Signal Faliya, Satpul Ol, Goya Mohalla, Badri Mohalla, Vhorvad, Ambli Faliya, Sathadiya Bazar, Adumbar Kuva, Makanpura, Kadiavad, Bavani Madhi, Savlivad, Gondara etc. in Godhra town on the night before Republic Day.

Muslims community in Polan Bazaar had decorated their homes and illuminated them marking the 60th Republic Day celebration. Banner welcoming Narendra Modi could be seen outside the streets in Muslim areas.

Modi was in Godhra for the official Republic Day celebrations of Gujarat government.

Godhra’s Ghanchi Muslim Samaj had submitted a letter to the Panchmahal’s District Collector Milind Torwane, requesting to organise Modi’s visit to the Polan Bazaar and arrange a felicitation for the CM there.

Vipul Agrawal, the In-charge of the district Supritendent of Police of the Panchmahals district, who was part of Chief Minister’s motorcade convoy during Modi’s visit to Polan Bazaar, told agencies that they had found it difficult to control the crowd who were very eager to greet Modi.

The Panchmahals district and police administration took upon the responsibility of Modi’s visit to this most sensitive area and Modi halted his car in the area to greet Muslim youths and shook hands with them.

The security agencies from Gandhinagar were against Modi visiting the sensitive Polan Bazaar locality. Muslim youths offered flowers to Modi. A Muslim youth Mustafa Musa Pathan put on the mask of Modi on his face and did acting of Modi standing in a jeep which was a part of rally which moved into Godhra town and the District Collector Torwane awarded a cash prize of Rs 5,000 to the youth.

Modi preferred to halt his car in the Polan Bazaar saying that they are all members of five-and-half crore population of Gujarat.

Modi’s car convoy consisted of only three cars as he did not want big convoy of cars. It took more than 15 minutes for Modi’s convoy of cars to move into Polanbazar locality where the people had lined up on both the sides of the roads. Modi honoured eminent five Muslim leaders in the Republic Day function.

Feb 3, 2009

<b>A new coalition to promote awareness of the need to defeat radical Islamism.</b>

-- Hindus, Jews, and Christians against Islamist Terror

'The Coalition for Peace' is the Legacy Left by Rabbi and Rebbetzin Holtzberg, z"l
Made up primarily of representatives of two communities that have been directly hurt by militant Islam, Hindus and Jews, the Coalition for Peace includes likeminded Christians and Sikhs.
Spearheaded by Arish K Sahani and Narain Kataria of the American-Indian Intellectuals Forum and Satya Dosapati of Hindu Human Rights Watch, the Coalition for Peace now includes Americans for a Safe Israel, the Christians’ Israel Public Action Campaign, Christians and Jews United for Israel, the Jewish Action Alliance, Jews United for Israel, the Maccabean Resistance Movement, and the Zionist Organization of America. It has also received support from The Jewish Voice and Opinion, which suggested that the formation of the coalition "could be the legacy left by Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his wife, Rivka."
The terrorism in Mumbai last November that resulted in the deaths of some 200 people, was just one of 60,000 terrorist incidents perpetrated by Pakistani-Muslim extremists that have struck India in the past ten years. Some 18,000 Indians have been murdered in these attacks. There is growing concern that nuclear Pakistan will inevitably assist other radical Islamist countries and groups, including those that have targeted Israel, to develop their own nuclear weapons. Pakistan has already declared that its first nuclear strike will be against India, especially if India decides it must respond militarily to continued Pakistani-supported terrorism.
Israel and India, two of the world’s oldest civilizations, are free and democratic countries surrounded by radical Islamists, whose ambition is to Islamize the whole world. What Israel and India face is the best example of the future that awaits the rest of the Free World. Unless the countries of the Free World come together to fight this terrible ideology, we face a very dangerous situation.
The mission of 'The Coalition for Peace' is to raise awareness of this danger, which is lost on politically correct media and multicultural apologists, who are perhaps as dangerous as terrorists, if not more so.
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<b>Need for ‘Hindu vote bank’: Swamy</b>

<b><span style='font-size:14pt;line-height:100%'>Subramanian Swamy assaulted in Madras HC</b></span>

Indian Janata Party president Dr. Subramanian Swamy was manhandled and abused by a group of lawyers in a court room at the Madras High Court today.

A group of advocates entered the court hall of Justice P K Mishra and K Chandru, while they were hearing a petition in connection with the 'Chidambaram temple case', in which Swamy was present to plead himself.

Shouting pro-LTTE slogans, the advocates hurled eggs and manhandled him in the presence of the two judges.

They drove out a police officer present in the court and bolted the door before attacking Swami. They also did not allow the CRPF security personnel to enter the court.

The lawyers in the High Court and lower courts in Tamil Nadu have been 'boycotting' court proceedings on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue for the past few weeks.

The Times of India
<b>‘Karunanidhi had an indirect role in Madras HC incident’</b>

KOCHI: Blaming the DMK-led government for being a mute spectator to the antinational activities in Tamil Nadu, Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy on Saturday said Chief Minister M Karunanidhi had an indirect role in the incident at the Madras High Court where Swamy came under attack from a group of lawyers.

“I have always stood against his designs right from the anti-Dravidian movement to the Ramar Sethu issue.

He has not seen a Brahmin with guts until I started opposing him. I have always been his anti-thesis. He has been plotting designs from behind the curtain and adopting a double standard when the public sentiments turned against him,” Swamy told The New Indian Express.

He said “an atmosphere of permissiveness is prevailing in Tamil Nadu and the Chief Minister is not taking any action against the anti-national activities in the state.” On the attack against him at the High Court premises, Swamy said “it has been a planned one as it is well known to the plotters that he could be reached only when he is inside the court.” Condemning MDMK leader Vaiko’s statement that Swamy should be thankful that he was attacked only with rotten eggs and not with swords, Swamy said “Vaiko had already threatened me that LTTE leader Prabhakaran had fixed a date for my death. A handful of people in Tamil Nadu are still financially dependent on the LTTE.” He said certain group of people had resentment against him as he stood against the premature release of Nalini, convicted in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. On the coming Lok Sabha polls, Swamy said the situation favoured the AIADMK as the law and order situation under the DMK had been pathetic. “Empowering Karunanidhi again means empowering his arrogant sons,” he said.

<b><span style='color:blue'>The rubber stamp president of India refuses to sack the Congress nominee Chawla as Election Commissioner</span></b>
<span style='font-size:14pt;line-height:100%'>Manmohan Singh’s Absentee Leadership </span></b>

Reports of the activities of Rahul Gandhi suggest that he may be another
Nero. Of Nero it is said, "when Rome was burning, Nero was fiddling." We
may now have to rephrase it: "when Mumbai was burning, Rahul was
partying." - NS Rajaram

From: Krishen Kak

Manmohan Singh’s Absentee Leadership

Its been over a month since PrimeMinister Manmohan Singh has been indisposed. An entire Lok Sabha session haspassed by without even thetoken presence of an unelected Prime Minister inthe “House of the People”. To highlight the absentee leadership of a fastfading Manmohan Singh, thePrime Minister’s Office sent a message to be readin absentia.It must be without parallel in any modern democracy that anentire month goes by with theChief Executive in absentia. In fact the only regimes that come to mind which seem to get by with indisposed leaders are Communist Dictatorships. It was routine in the erstwhile Soviet Union to have clinically dead General Secretaries of the CPSU function as the nominal head of state for weeks if not months. More recently Communist Dictatorships inthe failed States of North Korea and Cuba have had indisposed Heads ofGovernment for months. So how is it that the world’s largest democracy gets by with an indisposed Prime Minister for more than a month at a time when the World is in the grip of the worst economic crisis ever? India has suffered its worst ever Terrorist Attack, elections to the next Parliamentare only a couple of months away with not even a whisper in the media asking uncomfortable questions on how the nation can be taken for granted by the Sonia Gandhi lead Congress Party. It is as much a reflection on the complicity of the media as much as it is a reflection of the indifference of the polity that this extra-constitutional arrangement between Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh has been sustained for 5 whole years with the sole objective of keeping the seat warm for the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty. The Leader of the Opposition and the BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Mr. L.K. Advani made an important point in his press conference at the end of the last day of the 14th Lok Sabha. The 14th Lok Sabha will be remembered for the many wrongs, the foremost being a crippling devaluation of the office of India’s Prime Minister. In our system of parliamentary democracy, the Lok Sabha is directly elected by the people and hence enjoys a more democratic profile than the Upper House. By convention, most prime ministers in the past were members of the Lok Sabha. In the 14th Lok Sabha, we have had a Prime Minister who was not a member of the Lok Sabha. I am personally of the view that the Constitution should be amended to make it mandatory for the Prime Minister to be a member of the lower house. Offstumped fully endorses Mr. Advani’s position that the Constitution must be ammended to put an end to this mockery of Democracy by which electile dysfunctional surrogates can be installed as the Chief Executive through the back door to serve the personal agenda of one individual and the vested interests of one family. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s absentee leadership of 5 years was marked by Executive Delinquency and Dysfunctional Governance. In its Open Letter of No Confidence on the UPA Government,Offstumped had said of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s uninspiring absentee leadership that this Prime Minister side stepped Parliament and undermined his own cabinet to virtually hand over to the Left Parties a remote controlon Governance for over 11 months. That India got by without a functioning Prime Minister in the past month is further testimony to the manner in which this Government was run on remote control for the last 5 years. That the nation did not even stand up and notice the absentee leadership of Manmohan Singh is a reflection of his irrelevance in the grand scheme of things.It is fitting that 5 years of Executive Delinquency and Dysfunctional Governanceshould be topped off by a month of Absentee Leadership. But the nation has paid a heavy price for this absenteeleadership as the Indian Express observed in its lead editorial yesterday titled “Too Little Too Late“. India cannot afford another 5 years of absentee leadership. India can not afford another 5 years of executive delinquency.India cannot afford another 5 yearsof dysfunctional governance. India definitely cannot afford yet another Electile Dysfunctional Surrogate for a Prime Minister. Come May 2009, Don't Forget and Don't Forgive.

Anddon't miss out on the Subramanian Swamy link - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5As3uAc0vU , and links that lead from this!
<b><span style='color:blue'>Clouds of unrest in the fiscal sky</span></b>

<b>Subramanian Swamy</b>
(10 May 2009, New Indian Express)

How will we address the five major ills that constitute the malaise today without aggravating the economic situation and taking the country closer to the brink of disaster? To be immunised from foreign funds- induced volatility, we have to rectify the present ailments of economic growth in our country

NOW we know that any fast-growing economycan collapse suddenly due to a financialblowout — as past global experience of thelast two decades shows. The 1997 experience of the East Asian “tiger” economies and ofthe 2008 global meltdown show that the “in-ternal organs” of an outwardly robust eco-nomic system needs to be monitored toavoid sudden economic collapse, especiallyif the internal economic growth is fuelledby the external finance and trade.In India what saved us in 1997 was the lackof capital account accountability in the bal-ance of payment, and what has sunk us in 2008-09 is the reckless resort to the participatory notes [PNs] which had been put beyond the scrutiny of the government regulator, the SEBI (despite the Tarapore Committee’s strong opposition to it), by the most crooked finance minister in India’s history. To be immunised from foreign funds induced volatility, we have to rectify the present ailments of economic growth in our country. The present ills of the economy principally are five in number: (1) Jobless low productivity growth: The growth rate of the economy even though presently high, at eight to nine percent annually, is not generating enough jobs. Employment is growing at only 2.25 per cent per year since 1999-2000. However, to progressively reduce the unemployment backlog, absorb excess farm labour into industry, and provide for the new entrants in the labour force, jobs must grow at about 3.5 percent per year rate. At the same time, the economy must raise productivity of labour and capital through induced innovations and new management practices so that higher and higher investment rate would not be necessary to sustain the growth rate Hence, in the budget there must be adequate provision for encouragement for labour using instead of labour substituting, technology and projects, and for promoting innovations through radical tax breaks. This means that the education sector, especially at the primary level, and to eliminate drop out before higher or technical education, has to be focussed in the Budget too.

(2) Lack of agricultural reforms: The growth rate in agriculture should be at least 4 per cent annually to ensure that an 8-10 per cent GDP growth is sustainable But since 1997, agriculture has grown at a trend rate of 2.5 per cent with wide fluctuations year to year, due to lack of reforms, declining public investment, and poor even pre-modern infrastructure. Rather than resorting to the very silly ad hoc measures for uplifting the rural people that we see in past Budgets, we must empower farmers to export by imaginative schemes, rather than provide more subsidies and higher purchasing prices.

(3) Huge fiscal deficit: The government is impounding public sector bank funds (nearly 48 per cent) to finance the budget deficit, thereby starving the private sector especially in manufacturing of resources. P Chidambaram has a propensity to play to the gallery of unions of organised labour by wrecking fiscal balances through appointment of Pay Commissions (eg, in 1997 and 2006) and then creating a capital account budget surplus to finance the huge revenue account budget deficit. This is antidevelopmental. No wonder, inflation is rampant today fueled by this rising money supply from revenue expenditure.

(4) Debt trap: The debt accumulated by Centre and States is so large (86 per cent of GDP) that the annual servicing outlay now exceeds the fresh loans taken. This is unsustainable and can explode into a crisis.

Moreover, if we correct Chidambaram’s budgets to date, for Enron-type classification of contingent liabilities in a parallel or partnership account, then as the IMF recently found, the fiscal deficit as a ratio of GDP has actually been rising, not falling as the Finance Minister claims.

(5) Budget allocations are straitjacketed: Due the folly of all finance ministers since 1996, nearly 98 per cent of the receipts in the revenue budget, are committed to heads that cannot be politically pruned. That is, items such as defence, subsidies, interest payments, counter-guarantees, pensions, police, and grants to states, are those committed allocations that weak governments cannot reduce. These commitments together leave only 2 per cent of the total revenue receipts for other sectors. Hence, the governments are dependent on loans for funding other heads of expenditures, which however due to the debt trap, is also an evaporating option for funds.

So the question will be: How we will address these five major ills that constitute the malaise today without aggravating the economic situation and taking the country closer to the brink of disaster? Outside financial virus cannot affect our economy if we are immunised as above.

Even if we survive the current global meltdown which I expect we will because of other reasons given above, India will, if the ailments are not cured by new reforms, face a major fiscal crisis of the kind we have not seen before. Let us not take comfort from the stock market periodic buoyance. Ours is a rigged market with a purring pussycat regulator called SEBI. Since 1997, the number of retail investors has declined from 23 million to 18 million, a negative trend unprecedented in world stock market history It is the portfolio money, Participatory Notes, and FIIs via Mauritius and now Cyprus too, who, whenever in mood, prop up or deflate the stock market. This is a dangerous addiction that the ‘tigers’ of East Asia learnt to their heavy cost in 1997, and are yet to recover from it.

Moreover, most of our cash-rich industrialists at the top are not visionaries but crony capitalists like in East Asia — dependent on political patronage. Only some like Rattan Tata, or in the cutting edge areas like IT, pharma and biotech, entrepreneurs like Infosys Ranbaxy and Biocon have shown independent innovative talent due to globalisation. The question that remains is: what should be done to rescue the Indian economy from the current tailspin and not end up in an even bigger fiscal crisis three years hence? First of all, the middle classes have to be motivated to save more, go in for financial products such as insurance and equity, and buy consumer durables on credit. For this we must abolish income tax which is largely at the root of India’s black money. The resources lost for the government thereby can more than be recouped through increased quantum of excise revenue due to a higher growth rate arising from a higher investment.

Second, Indian industry must be encour aged to outcompete Chinese labour-intensive manufacturing especially in outsourcing and exports. For this, India must invite FDI and otherwise invest in food processing, textiles, retail trade, infrastructure, and R&D. For this, we need a nationally focused skill augmenting educational system.

Third, treat agriculture as industry and extend all the fiscal concessions of industry to it. Land should be leased and consolidated where the farmers cooperatives want to enter grain, vegetable, fruit, milk and flower exports. Local feeder airports should be constructed for speedy freight transport and e-commerce introduced.

Fourth, to discourage government from poaching on bank finances to finance it’s revenue expenditure, the public sector banks must be privatised. Government can compete with others for these funds through the market, or by equity floating of public sector enterprises.

These reforms require a new government with a new mandate. It will require gutsy and rational risk-taking leaders. They are there, but the people must demand it and vote for them. That is the bottom line in our agenda for stability.

— Subramanian Swamy is the president of the Janata Party and a former Union minister
<span style='font-size:14pt;line-height:100%'><b>Lectures of Vaidanathan and Venkatesh on illegal funds in tax haven</b>s </span>

Vaidyanathan, IIM Bangalore - specch on Illegal funds of Indians abroad - Tax Havens

Vaidyanatha Part1
Vaidyanatha Part2
Vaidyanatha Part3
Vaidyanathan Part4

M.R. Venkatesh speech on Illegal Funds of Indians Abroad - Participatory Notes

MRV Part1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXosZOomPS8

MRV Part2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8in2zR16jc

MRV Part3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1HS9KFLNA4
MRV Part4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWROGfYp-8M

These lectures on Tax Havens and Illegal Funds of India” by Dr. R. Vaidyanathan, Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore & MR Venkatesh, Chartered Accountant were organized by Swadeshi Jagaran Manch, Chennai, Indian Liberal Group ( ILG),Rajaji Centre for Public Affairs and Institute of Economic Education(IEE on Friday, May 1, 2009, at 5:30 PM at Dakshinamurthy Auditorium . S. High School, 218 R.K. Mutt Road, Mylapore, Chennai 600 004 http://sites.google.com/site/hindunew/reco...g-looted-wealth

<span style='font-size:14pt;line-height:100%'><b>Lectures of Vaidanathan and Venkatesh on illegal funds in tax haven</b>s </span>

Vaidyanathan, IIM Bangalore - specch on Illegal funds of Indians abroad - Tax Havens

Vaidyanatha Part1
Vaidyanatha Part2
Vaidyanatha Part3
Vaidyanathan Part4

M.R. Venkatesh speech on Illegal Funds of Indians Abroad - Participatory Notes

MRV Part1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXosZOomPS8

MRV Part2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8in2zR16jc

MRV Part3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1HS9KFLNA4
MRV Part4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWROGfYp-8M

These lectures on Tax Havens and Illegal Funds of India” by Dr. R. Vaidyanathan, Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore & MR Venkatesh, Chartered Accountant were organized by Swadeshi Jagaran Manch, Chennai, Indian Liberal Group ( ILG),Rajaji Centre for Public Affairs and Institute of Economic Education(IEE on Friday, May 1, 2009, at 5:30 PM at Dakshinamurthy Auditorium . S. High School, 218 R.K. Mutt Road, Mylapore, Chennai 600 004 http://sites.google.com/site/hindunew/reco...g-looted-wealth


[Fmr. Union Cabinet Minister for Law & Justice]

Economic science teaches us that only in a transparently regulated competitive market system, the allocation of the nation's resources for alternative uses will be optimal and of maximum return on investment. This means giving to primacy to merit.

However, those sections of society which have disabilities, which could be mental, physical, gender, or cognitive, that which have been imposed on those sections by circumstances or by prolonged social discrimination, are entitled to affirmative action to compensate for these disabilities and inability, to empower them to compete but with a handicap. This is how we can achieve inclusive development.

By this criterion, only Scheduled Castes, Scheduled tribes and women are entitled to by-pass the usual competitive selection by merit. To offer reservations and quotas to Muslims and Christians is however unjustified because these two communities do not suffer from any imposed disabilities because they were part of the ruling classes of India-- for a total of 1000 years, and hence could not be victims of any social or political oppression. In any event it is bad economics too because affirmative action leads to sub-optimisation.. It is pure and simple appeasement hence to recommend or advocate reservations or quotas for these two communities as in fact as the Sachar and Ranganath Misra Commissions have done.

The question that I have repeatedly asked those who are appeasing the Muslims today is: Why the Muslim community that ruled India for over eight hundred years and belonged to privileged ruling class even during the hundred fifty years of British Raj while subjecting the Hindus to untold tortures, violence, rape and suppression have become socially handicapped compared to Hindus? To date I have not received even a semblance of an answer.

Dr.Ambedkar had warned us 60 years ago about the terrible consequences of appeasement. Analysing the attitude of the Congress Party in 1940 to the demands of the Mohammed Ali Jinnah, he said the party was adopting a policy of appeasement.

In his book Thoughts on Pakistan, which I believe must be read by every patriot, Dr.Ambedkar had said:

--Appeasement [of Jinnah] means to offer to buy off the aggressor by conniving at or collaborating with him in the rape, murder and arson on innocent Hindus who happen for the moment to be the victims of his displeasure.

--On the other hand settlement means laying down the bounds which neither party to it can transgress. Appeasement has no limits to the demands and aspirations of the aggressor. Settlement does.

--The second thing the Congress has failed to realize is that the policy of concession has increased their aggressiveness and what is worse, the Muslims interpret these concessions as a sign of defeatism on the part of the Hindus and the absence of will to resist. This policy of appeasement will involve the Hindus in the same fearful situation in which the allies found themselves as a result of the policy of appeasement which they adopted towards Hitler”.

He therefore felt that the creation of the separate Islamic state of Pakistan with transfer of population could be a preferable settlement that could end the Hindu-Muslim problem in the sub-continent. However, the Congress Party which was handed power by the British did not heed Dr.Ambedkar's sage advice. Today, after six decades, it is too late to implement Dr.Ambedkar's suggestion instead, I would suggest that we accept as our brothers and sisters those Muslims and Christians who proudly acknowledge that their ancestors were Hindus, and that they accept change in religion does mean change in their ancestral Hindu culture. Those who do not so acknowledge and accept this, should be placed on par with NRIs on citizenship rights.

When Prime Minister Dr.Manmohan Singh made the ridiculous statement that 'Muslims have the first charge on our resources', he was revealing that he too had contracted the 'M' virus. Minorityism or the M virus unbalances the brain and rationality of Indian political leaders, and makes them lopsidedly favour minorities even if not required on the principles of equity.

Of course being compassionate to deprived minorities and their concerns is a noble human rights value. But being fixated on Muslims and Christians, as the only minorities of concern, even if they are majorities in pockets e.g., in Kashmir and Northeast India, is lopsided.

In such a lop-sided minorityism, Hindus as and when in minority do not have the same rights, even as a 'last charge', as the events in Kashmir and Northeast have proved. The facts that Hindus in these areas are being butchered, raped, driven out, forcibly converted does not concern Dr. Manmohan Singh. Even Muslims and Christians as minorities, are not entitled to 'first charge' because sequentially Muslims and Christians have been ruling classes for a 1000 years while Hindus were brutalized. Only SC and STs are entitled to first charge, and that too for one generation.

Political parties which have been swearing by 'secularism' all these years, because of lop-sided minorityism, have failed to persuade the masses that what they advocate is good for country. Secularism as defined and propagated today in India has been reduced to minorityism or minority appeasement. Only Hindus have to appease Muslims and Christians in majority in pockets of India, or anywhere else in the world have to return the favour of appeasement.. The question today is not whether secularisn is flawed but whether we should conceptually redefine secularism to make it acceptable to the masses in the country. Such a re-defined concept must be harmonized with concept of an Indian identity, which requires that India be regarded as Hindustan, i.e., a nation of Hindus and those other who proudly accept Hindus as their ancestors. In this context, Indianness means 'Hindutva'. Thus, Indian identity rests on two pillars: India as Hindustan and Indianness as Hindutva.

In India, Jawaharial Nehru and his followers had given the concept of secularism an anti-Hindu content. For example, personal and inheritance laws would be legislated for Hindus and subject to judicial review, but not for Muslims and Christians. Thus Manmohan Singh's "M virus' has its roots in Nehruism. Even in public functions, cultural symbolism such as lighting a lamp to inaugurate a conference or breaking a coconut to launch a project was regarded as against secularism. A conceptual void thus will remain until we not only reject minorityism but also develop a concept ofsecularisn that is in harmony with the national imperative of Hindutva and the nation as Hindustan.

To fill this void, we need to develop therefore a concept of secularism by which an Indian citizen could comprehend how he or she should bond "secularly" with another citizen of a different religion, language or region and feel as a fellow countrymen. The Indian instinctively cannot accept the idea that India is what the British had put together, and that the country was just a body administratively incorporated. Instead, Bharat-Mata has a soul which Deendayal Upadhyaya had called Chiti which soul was not recognized in Nehru's view. The ridiculous idea that India is a nation fostered by British rule, propagated even today by Jawaharial Nehru University historians, finds just no takers amongst the Indian people.

Only by using religious symbols can this void be filled. India being 83 percent Hindu, and that the folklore in this religion is pan-Indian, therefore it is easy for the masses of all Hindustanis to understand religious bonding. Ramayana narration traverses from the Punjab to Srilanka. Mahabharata covers incidents from Assam to Gujarat. Adi Shankara connected Kerala to Kashmir. This not need alienate Muslims and Christians if they proudly accept that their ancestors were Hindus. The problem arises only if the Muslims and Christians identify themselves with foreign invaders.

Minorityism has undesirable effect on national integrity. For example, minorityism enables Muslimmen to resist family planning by making their women vulnerable to sudden divorce, and hence not have voice in how many children they will bear. Muslim men know that uniform civil code will never come under a regime committed to minorityism. Christian missionaries have now under minorityism got a free hand to conduct money-induced religious conversion. They are not bothered from where that money comes and what ethical and moral norms they have to violate for it.

For example, Mother Theresa shocked the conscience of all genuinely secular minded persons when she wrote directly to Judge Lance Ito of Los Angeles Court on behalf of a known fraud and embezzler Charles Keating who was facing prosecution because he stole $252 million from 17,000 pensioners, retail stock holders and insurance premiums by selling them bogus bonds of his company. He had donated $5 million (Rs.25 crores) to Missionaries of Charity, Kolkata headed by Mother Theresa, and that was enough for her to write to Judge Ito directly asking him not to convict Keating! Her words to Judge Ito were even more astounding: "Please look into your heart as .you sentence Charles Keating -and do what Jesus would do".

Judge Ito ignored her plea, and convicted Keating to spend years in jail, and also imposed a huge fine. He however asked the Public Prosecutor (Deputy District Attorney in US) Paul W. Turley to reply to Mother Theresa. Turley turned Mother Theresa's plea on her by posing a question "You asked Judge Ito to do what Jesus would do. I submit the same challenge to you: Ask yourself what Jesus would do if he were given the fruits of a crime; what Jesus would do if he were in possession of money that had been stolen; what Jesus would do if he were being exploited by a thief to ease his conscience?" Then came Turley's punchline: " I submit that Jesus would promptly and unhesitatingly return the stolen property to its rightful owners. You should do the same".

Then Turley implored Mother Theresa: "You have been given money by Mr.Keating that he has been convicted of stealing by fraud. Do not keep the money. Return it to those who worked for it and earned it! If you contact me I will put you in direct contact with the rightful owners of the property now in your possession". (Extracted from Hitchens Christopher: The Missionary Position: Mother Theresa in Theory and Practice. Of course, Mother Theresa felt no such moral compulsion, ignored Turley and kept Keating's tainted and stolen gift of $5 million.

Hence, we Hindus must learn today that in the name of secularism and 'vasudeva kutambakkam' we do not fall prey to pious looking foreign ladies dressed in saris and talking about a 'universal God'. Remember, when Ravana came to abduct Sita, he came dressed as a pious sanyasi, and not as his true self.

Likewise, minorityism is a recipe for national disintegration and disaster. Capitulationist Hindus are paving the way for this to happen. The only antidote is a virat Hindutva. The present UPA is hellbent on protecting the interests of the Muslims and Christians by lop-sided minorityism. In 2005 a group of Mizos were discovered by Jewish scholars as a lost tribe. The Mizos also confirmed that their practices were Jewish but formally they were converted forcibly to Christianity by British colonialists. They desired to return to the Jewish faith. Therefore in November 2005 Israel decided to dispatch some Rabbis to Aizwal to conduct the necessary re-conversion ceremonies. But Dr.Manmohan Singh intervened on the direction of Ms. Sonia Gandhi to ask the MEA to cancel the Rabbas' visa and inform Israel that "Government of India does not approve of such conversion activities".

First we need to be clear about the concept of minority before we can discuss minority rights. It is essential hence to understand how Muslim and Christian came to he regarded as minorities in India. The word minority has a substantive meaning only if special protection in the Constitution is to be provided. Such protection is required for a minority in order to be compensated for some historically acquired or imposed disability. Otherwise it would be meaningless to have a discourse on minorities at all, much less waste public money on a Commission of Inquiry.

The present practice in India is to regard any group of less than 50% of the population-except Hindus (e.g., in Kashmir) as minorities. This is ridiculous. Numbers are not a sufficient basis for defining a minority. The Whites of South Africa are numerically a small number, but they cannot be treated as "minorities" deserving of special protection or reservations, or affirmative action. Parsis in India despite being a microscopic minority numericall, have consistently refused to ask or accept for any Constitutional safeguards since they have never felt forcibly disabled in Centuries of Hindu dominant society. They are therefore not a minority in the Constitutional or statutory dispensation.

Strange as it may sound, there is no definition of minority in the Indian Constitution [although Articles 29 and 30 make provisions for a minority, religious and linguistic), nor is there a definition in United Nations Resolutions or an universally accepted definition in international law.

Some countries such as Thailand and Brazil, refuse to accept that there are minorities in their country. These nations had told the UN Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities that they have no minorities to notify, despite being a multi-religious multi-racial society.

In 2001, a 11-judge Constitutional Bench, delivered a judgment on the question of minority rights in education [T.M.A.Pai Foundation case], but did not define the term ''minority". What they did do was to opine that minorities are not lo be defined nationally but state-wise, thus overturning their 1971 DAV College judgment. Subsequent judgments of the Supreme Court, such as delivered by a 5-judge Constitutional Bench in 2003 in the Islamic Academy case, and the 7-judge Constitutional Bench in 2005 in the Inamdar case have also not defined the concept of minority.

In 1992 India's Parliament enacted the National Commission for Minorities Act, but did not define a minority in it Section 2 (c} of the Act merely states that minority is what the Government of India will notify in the Gazette!! The Government has notified, without reason or explanation, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs and Parsis as religious minorities. Why they are so has not been explained. Even the State Minorities Commissions have not bothered to define minorities.

In other words, the nation has been discussing minority rights for the last sixty years without defining what or who ran be the minorities. How can we identify minorities if we do not have a definition of the term? Because of this;

Hence, I shall begin with my definition of minority and then discuss what their rights can he in, the context of national integrity In this connection, it is appropriate to quote from the judgment of the 3-judge Supreme Court bench in Bal Patil versus the Union of India case, delivered by Justice Dharmadhikari in 2005:

"Such claims to minority status based on religion would increase the fond hope of various sections of the people in getting special protections, privileges and treatment as part of the constitutional guarantee. Encouragement to such fissiparous tendencies would be a serious jolt lo the secular structure of constitutional democracy. We should guard against making our country akin to a theocratic State based on multinationalism".

What we can therefore hold now is that if a group is numerically small, and substantially below 50% of the population, then although it has the necessary attribute of a minority, that attribute is not sufficient for it to be declared a minority for the purpose of constitutional or statutory protection. Such a group must have sufficient other attributes as well, to be identified as a minority.

Based on the circumstances arising out of the Indian legacy, and in recognition of defining events of Indian history, I would define a ‘Minority' in India as:

"A collective of Indian citizens, constituting a numerical minority and situated in a non-dominant position in society, endowed with characteristics which differ from those of the majority, having suffered from imposed deprivation over a long period and thus have acquired disabilities, are a minority if these disabilities cannot be removed except by providing special constitutional protection and facilities for affirmative action".

That is for sufficiency of attributes to quality as a minority under the Constitution of India, it is required that such a group be in a non-dominant position in society, have suffered deprivation for a long period to have acquired disabilities which cannot be removed except by special constitutional protection such as reservations in jobs and educational institutions.

By this definition, the scheduled castes and scheduled tribes would constitute a minority even if they are a part of the numerical majority Hindu community. Their disabilities cannot be removed except by specific affirmative action such as reservation in jobs, education, and in legislatures. Backward castes of the Hindu community also suffer disabilities, but these can be removed by special arrangements of education facilities and financial assistance. But due to our political folly and selfishness, these backward castes have been given reservations in jobs and education which cannot now be taken away except by persuasion in the future. When world class primary and secondary education can be provided to all, it is possible that the youth of the backward castes would prefer to compete rather than advance by availing of quotas. Since, the Indian DNA structure is the same for all castes, hence, competing on merit, if equally empowered, is possible for the backward castes.

But Muslims and Christians cannot be considered as minorities in Indian society because their disabilities are not acquired from deprivation imposed on them. In fact Muslims and Christians, like the Whites of South Africa, have been ruling classes in India for a long period. Sequentially, these two religious groups have ruled India for over a thousand years, during which period they practiced religious apartheid against the Hindus. Hence, for national integrity, patriotic Indians should resist with all their might any attempt to introduce quotas in jobs and education, or for anything else, for the benefit of Muslims and Christians. Those Muslims and Christians who consider themselves as patriotic Indians should also, like the Parsis, reject any offer by mischievous politicians to introduce quotas for them. Instead they should ask for world class primary and secondary education to empower them to compete on a level playing field with the rest of the society.

Whatever has now been incorporated in the Constitution for minority rights cannot be taken away. Articles 29 and 30 are part of the Basic Structure of the Constitution and hence cannot be amended out. Hence, minorities will continue to have the right for example, to administer their own educational institutions. But as the Supreme Court has held in the Islamic Academy case, the unfettered right to administer does not include the right to mal-administer. Hence, minority-run educational institutions, including unaided ones, must be subject to obtaining Government approval for curriculum standards, faculty quality, and basic infrastructure that should be common to all. Sooner or later, we must require that ali students including Muslims and Christians, learn Sanskritised Hindi, whose vocabulary should be progressively Sanskritised till the Hindi becomes indistinguishable from Sanskrit. Our long term link language has to be Sanskrit, because it's vocabulary is in large measure in every language. Even Tamil has 40 percent of its vocabulary in common with Sanskrit.

The goal of minority rights has to be to further social justice. Towards this end, we must strive for equal and high quality educational opportunity and create a mindset for national unity and integration. Quotas and reservations are essential for Scheduled Castes and Tribes, but here too the concept of creamy layer must operate. But we cannot accept special rights for religious minorities of Muslims and Christians, just as we cannot for Brahmins although they as poor a community as Muslims and Christians. The logic is the same—those who have been ruling classes cannot claim minority status in the constitutional matrix of the nation.

In my opinion, like the Parsis who have rejected reservations, Muslims and Christians should themselves decline to accept reservations in employment and education, and its leadership should instead look inward and analyse why after being ruling class of India for thousand years, they need now reservations to compete with hapless Hindus who have suffered huge prosecution, discrimination and impoverishment at the hands of Muslim and Christian rulers. In fact instead of Hindus giving reservations to Muslims and Christians, Hindus should demand that Muslims and Christians atone for past atrocities committed by their rulers on Hindus or alternatively, disown their rulers, and declare themselves proudly as those whose ancestors were Hindus.

Islamization begins when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to agitate for their religious privileges as Dr.Peter Hammond has observed in his many writings. When politically correct, tolerant, and culturally diverse societies agree to Muslim demands for their religious privileges, some of the other components tend to creep in as well.

As long as the Muslim population remains around or under 2% and the non Muslim majority remains cohesive in any given country, Muslims will be for the most part a 'peace-loving' minority, and not a threat to other citizens. This is the case in:

United States -- Muslim 0.6%

Australia -- Muslim 1.5%

Canada -- Muslim 1.9%

China -- Muslim 1.8%

Italy -- Muslim 1.5%

Norway -- Muslim 1.8%

At 2% to 5%, they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups, often with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs. This is happening in:

Denmark -- Muslim 2%

Germany -- Muslim 3.7%

United Kingdom -- Muslim 2.7%

Spain -- Muslim 4%

Thailand -- Muslim 4.6%

From 5% on, they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population. For example, they will push for the introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature halal on their shelves -- along with threats for failure to comply. This is occurring in:

France -- Muslim 8%

Philippines -- Muslim 5%

Sweden -- Muslim 5%

Switzerland -- Muslim 4.3%

The Netherlands -- Muslim 5.5%

Trinidad & Tobago -- Muslim 5.8%

At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves (within their ghettos) under Sharia, the Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islamists is to establish Sharia law over the entire world.

When Muslims approach 10% of the population, they tend to increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions. In Paris, we are already seeing car-burnings. Any non-Muslim action offends Islam, and results in uprisings and threats, such as in Amsterdam, with opposition to Mohammed cartoons and films about Islam. Such tensions are seen daily, particularly in Muslim sections, in:


Guyana -- Muslim10%

India -- Muslim 13.4%

Israel -- Muslim 16%

Kenya -- Muslim 10%

Russia -- Muslim 15%

After reaching 20%, nations can expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings, and the burnings of Christian churches and Jewish synagogues, such as in:

Ethiopia -- Muslim 32.8%

At 40%, nations experience widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks, and ongoing militia warfare, such as in:

Bosnia -- Muslim 40%

Chad -- Muslim 53.1%

Lebanon -- Muslim 59.7%

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From 60%, nations experience unfettered persecution of non-believers of all other religions (including non-conforming Muslims), sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon, and Jizya, the tax placed on infidels, such as in:

Albania -- Muslim 70%

Malaysia -- Muslim 60.4%

Qatar -- Muslim 77.5%

Sudan -- Muslim 70%

After 80%, expect daily intimidation and violent jihad, some State-run ethnic cleansing, and even some genocide, as these nations drive out the infidels, and move toward 100% Muslim, such as has been experienced and in some ways is on-going in:

Bangladesh -- Muslim 83%

Egypt -- Muslim 90%

Gaza -- Muslim 98.7%

Indonesia -- Muslim 86.1%

Iran -- Muslim 98%

Iraq -- Muslim 97%

Jordan -- Muslim 92%

Morocco -- Muslim 98.7%

Pakistan -- Muslim 97%

Palestine -- Muslim 99%

Syria -- Muslim 90%

Tajikistan -- Muslim 90%

Turkey -- Muslim 99.8%

United Arab Emirates -- Muslim 96%

100% will usher in the peace of 'Dar-es-Salaam' -- the Islamic House of Peace. Here there's supposed to be peace, because everybody is a Muslim, the Madrasses are the only schools, and the Koran is the only word, such as in:

Afghanistan -- Muslim 100%

Saudi Arabia -- Muslim 100%

Somalia -- Muslim 100%

Yemen -- Muslim 100%

Unfortunately, peace is never achieved, as in these 100% states the most radical Muslims intimidate kill less radical Muslims, for a variety of reasons adduced on the basis of the Shariat.

It is important to understand that in some countries, with well under 100% Muslim populations, such as France, the minority Muslim populations live in ghettos, within which they are 100% Muslim, and within which they live by Sharia Law. The national police do not even enter these ghettos. There are no national courts, nor schools, nor non-Muslim religious facilities. In such situations, Muslims do not integrate into the community at large.

Appeasement proposals through reservations for Dalit Muslims and Christians have been in two pending petitions in the Supreme Court, a third from the All India Christian Federation has been admitted at the beginning of the year.

The apex court has asked the center to reply to the plea that Dalits in the Zoroastrian, Jain, Christian and Muslim communities be granted scheduled caste (SC) status. Already, the report of the National Commission for Religious and Linguistic Minorities, popularly known s the Ranganath Misra Commission, has stirred a hornet's nest with its recommendations.

Submitted in May 2007 it was not tabled in Parliament until it got leaked to the media and the government had to give in to pressures from a section of Members of Parliament. Introduced in Parliament on 18 December last year, it says that the quota in government jobs, education and welfare schemes should be extended to all religious minorities, including the Hindus where they are in a minority. In the matter of the criteria for identifying backward classes, --there should be absolutely no discrimination whatsoever between the majority community and the minorities”. Therefore, --the criteria now applied for this purpose to the majority community….must be unreservedly applied to all the minorities”.

The Congress Party's election manifesto had claimed that it pioneered reservations for minorities in Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. However, the government it now heads is equivocal over the recommendation of a 15% quota for minorities, 10% of it for Muslims and the rest to the other minorities. It has made it amply clear that it is in no hurry to act on the recommendations which would only promote religious conversion. Christian and Muslim organizations hence demanded immediate implementation.

But a number of dalit organizations in Tamil Nadu also have warned of agitations if the Misra report is implemented. The Misra report has suggested that if the 15% reservation is not possible due to an --insurmountable difficulty”, then, in the 27% Other Backward Classes (OBC) quota, an 8.4% sub-quota should be earmarked for minorities, based on the Mandal Commission's estimate that the minorities constitute 8.4% of the total OBC population. The government's statement that it is considering this possibility is not going to be welcomed by the OBC leaders of the majority community.

--Dalits in the Muslim and Christian Communities: A Status Report on Current Social Scientific Knowledge” prepared for the National Commission for Minorities by Satish Deshpande (with the assistance of Geetika Bapna) and submitted in January 2008, analysed data from the National Sample Survey Organization to map economic well-being of these ‘Dalit' sections of the two communities, and compare their situation with that of non-dalits in their own communities and dalits in other communities. It concludes, among other things, that there can be no doubt whatsoever that Dalit Muslim Section (DMS) and Dalit Christians (DC) are invariably regarded as ‘socially inferior' communities by their co-religionists. This is a severe indictment of Islam and Christianity.

The other conclusions of this status report are also significant. In terms of poverty DMS are the worst among all Dalits in both rural and urban areas; DCs are moderately better off than other Dalits except Dalit Sikhs who are even better off. In intra-community comparisons DMS are only slightly worse off than non-dalit Muslims but that is because the Muslim community as a whole tends to be very badly off compared to other communities.

DCs have the highest inter-caste differentials for the opposite reason that the non-dalit Christians tend to be much better off. In economic terms, whatever differences there are among dalits of different religions only become visible in the top 25%. Other than rural dalit Sikhs, 75% of all other dalits are indistinguishable from each other. Urban Muslims show --worrying levels” of economic vulnerability across caste groups. Occupational differences, where significant, show DMS to be the worst off in urban India. The status report says it finds a --strong case” for according sc status to DMS and DCs.

It cannot be argued, as the Appeasers tend to argue, that if the DMS and the DCS are not so different from other Dalit groups, there is no basis for denying them the reservations enjoyed by Buddhist, Sikh and Hindu Dalits.

On the contrary, what it shows is that by conversion to Islam or Christianity Dalits are not able to improve their lot. That is why Dr.Ambedkar was farsighted to convert to Buddhism instead of Islam or Christianity.

Some of the radical Muslim leaders especially in forums where foreign journalists are usually present, proclaim unabashedly that the Muslims in India are living in perpetual threat and are being treated as second class citizens in this country. If that were indeed so, these leaders need to explain how over two crores Bangladeshi Muslims and over a lakh Muslim immigrate into India illegally from Pakistan at the risk of being killed by BSF or the Army at the border, and another 80,000 Muslims who came from Pakistan on valid visas and just vanished and got absorbed in India, gave up their --Free From Fear” environment and first class citizenship status in Bangladesh and Pakistan respectively to court a life of --perpetual fear and a status of second class citizenship” in India?

If it is the poverty of India then explain, as Konrad Elst in his book [India's Only Communalist] pertinently points out that successive UN reports on the State of the Arab countries have documented how inspite of their God given abundant oil wealth, they are hopelessly behind in practically every respect of human endeavour: human rights, gender equality, enterprises set up, original research conducted, inventions patented, internet access per head, books published, sales per book foreign book translated, etc.” not to mention democracy.

Indeed therefore, religion-based quotas and reservation is not certainly the cure for a backwardness which is not imposed but caused by unsafeguarded and unregulated educational system. If state-owned schools have a high absenteeism of teachers, and even higher student drop-out rate because of poor employment opportunities at the semi-skilled level, backwardness will be the economic consequence. It is wrong however to identify it as socially imposed.

We thus now have to demolish some ‘dominant' caste myths: about our economy as well:

First, is that caste groups are not uniform monoliths. While, at an all-India level, upper caste households earn an average of Rs.86,690 per annum, OBCs earn Rs.59,741, SCs Rs.45,889 and STs Rs.40,753. [This data is from the NCAER's annual household survey of income for 2004-05], averages, like all averages, miss out on the important differences.

An analysis of the NCAER data (in the book Caste in a Different Mould authored Sunil Jain) shows that while SC households in Uttar Pradesh can Rs.39,655 per annum, those in Punjab earn Rs.63,055; OBCs in Bihar earn Rs.40,839 as against Rs.73,223 in Maharashtra. Similar differences hold true for all other caste groups. The short point is incomes across caste groups differ widely across various states, which means the overall level of development of the state is more important than the caste of an individual when it comes to determining income levels. So ST households in Karnataka earn Rs.62,238 per annum, more than upper-caste ones in Bihar (Rs.51,187).

Second, related to the first, is that it is false nation that differences in income automatically imply discrimination, and therefore affirmative action is called for. Apart from the impact of the "state" of development has on income levels, the differences between castes are largely explained by education, by the industry/service of employment, by whether an individual is situated in a rural area or a small town or a big metro, and the list can go on. Even where groups are classified as 'graduate and above', if the group has more post-graduates, income levels are certain to be higher.

So, for instance, OBC households in villages (73 per cent of OBCs are to be found in villages) have an average annual income of Rs. 51,740 but this goes up to Rs.72,288 in small towns, Rs.81,745 in mid-sized towns (5-10 lakh population) and to Rs.95,999 in towns with more than a million people. Some of this is just the location factor. A driver in a village is going to get next to nothing while a driver in a metro probably earns Rs.7,000 on average, a month.

There's education as well. So, a large part of the higher income levels in urban settings are probably also a reflection of higher education, not just location but because it needs sophisticated econometrics, and even that can go wrong, this is often ignored. An OBC household that has is headed by an illiterate earns Rs.24,363 per year, and this rises to Rs.32,169 in case the head of the household has studied till class V, Rs.67,371 in case she has studied till class XII, and to Rs.105,285 in case the head of the household is a graduate. Just 20 per cent of the OBC households have graduates as compared to 35 per cent for upper castes.

A recent study of Dalit villages in Uttar Pradesh by Devesh Kapur, Chandra Bhan Prasad, Lant Pritchett and D. Shyam Babu confirms the role urbanization plays. In Azamgarh district, for instance, the study found just 18.1 per cent of Dalit households lived in pucca houses in 1990, and this rose to 66.4 per cent in 2007. For Bulandshahr district in Western UP, the figures were 38.4 and 94.6 per cent respectively. Ownership of television sets rose from 0.9 per cent to 22.2 per cent in Azamgarh, and from 0.7 to 45 per cent in Bulandshahr. The found similar changes for mobile phones, simple chairs in homes, fans and even the use of shampoo, toothpaste and bottled hair oil. There are, the authors say, several reasons for the change: the rise of Mayawati could be one, as could economic reforms which led to greater marketisation of the economy. One of the powerful reasons, the authors conclude, is migration. While the eastern district of Azamgarh saw dependence on family members who had migrated to urban areas rise from 14.5 per cent in 1990 to 50.5 per cent in 2007, Bulandshahr district saw much smaller rise. Compare this with the population of family members living in he village, and this suggests that in Bulandshahr, villagers were probably traveling out of the village for work in the morning and returning the same day.

All of which would suggest the solution cannot be a uniform one. It has to be education in some cases, urbanization in some and industrialization in others. With over 75 per cent of ST households having studied only till class X (93.8 per cent till just class V) reservations in colleges are unlikely to be a solution, to cite one instance. Affirmative action also poses a problem in terms of implementation since 90 per cent of all ST households are in rural areas.

In the case of Muslims, where the government hopes to fix things through an Equal Opportunities Commission, it's worth keeping in mind that nearly 90 per cent live in rural areas (64 per cent) and small towns; Muslims have the highest proportion of households who are self-employed in non-agricultural occupations (25.7 per cent versus 16.2 for Hindus) and the least who are salaried (13.1 per cent versus 18.8 per cent for all Hindus).

The moral of the story is that it's not so much imposed disabilities as it is about urbanization, industrialization and education. Not that changing the scenario is easy either. The agitation against land acquisition in Uttar Pradesh shows the limits to the pace of urbanization.

The lack of Hindu unity and the determined bloc voting in elections by Muslims and Christians has however created a significantly large leverage for these two religious communities in economic, social and foreign policy making. Thus, although uniform civil code is a Directive Principle of State Policy in the Constitution, it is taboo to ask for it because of this leverage. It is not as if Muslims will not accept uniform laws when it suits them, even if it is against the Shariat. For example, Muslims accept uniform criminal code under the IPC even though it infringes the Shariat, but resist uniform civil code because it violates the Shariat. These contradictions are permitted for Muslims by the Mullahs because India is considered Darul Harab.

Accordingly Muslim leadership deploys its leverage where it is tactically advantageous. This leverage exists despite the people of India who declare in the Census that they are adherents of religions which were born on Indian soil, that is Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, and Jains constituted 83.21% of the total Indian population (as of last Census in 2001).

In 1941, this proportion, adjusted for Partition, was 84.44%. But this figure hides the fact that Hindus resident in undivided Pakistan have migrated to post- Partition India which is why the share of Hindus and co-religionists have barely reduced since 1941. In the area now called Bangladesh, Hindus were 30% in 1941. In 2001 they are less than 8%. In Pakistan of today, Hindus were 20% in 1941, and less than 2% in 2001. Such religious cleansing has however not been noticed by anybody in the world! When Hindus do not care, why should the world take notice?

If the figures are adjusted for this migration, then in the five decades 1951-2001, Hindus have lost more 3 percent points in share of Indian population, while Muslims have increased their share by about 3%. What is even more significant is that Hindus have lost 12% points since 1881, and the loss in share has begun to accelerate since 1971 partly due to illegal migration of Muslims from Bangladesh.

The current scenario of minority appeasement is that Muslims and Christians together even though less than 16% of the voters, vote en bloc. Hindus despite being over 83% of the voters are hopelessly divided and amorphous. Hence unless a Hindu bloc vote emerges, being at least 35% of the 83% minority appeasement will continue at Hindus' cost.

The mother of all problems thus amongst Muslims is the lack of secondary and higher levels of education among. But let alone the Muslim women, even the literacy rates of Muslim males is way below the national average. This is so inspite of the fact that community wise, the percentage of Muslims living in urban areas is 50% higher in comparison to the percentage of Hindus, and the chances of obtaining higher education are more easily available to urban dwellers as against the rural folks.

Thus much more than reservations as a cure, the Muslim community in India must undergo a cultural revolution to develop a healthy attitude to secular and cognitive arts and sciences and to gender equality. Reservations and quotas are not the right medicine for the Muslim community's current backwardness.community's current backwardness.

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In response Mookerjee called for a grand rally. Bose Goons threw stones at SPM which hit him in head. Mahasabha retailiated in kind.

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In 40s Calcutta Municipal election Mahasabha and Bose were rival forces. Bose used gundas to intimidate HMS @__Pala @realitycheckind

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Bose's Forward Bloc joined hands with Suhrawardy for a separate Bengal from India. Sarat Bose led the proposal @__Pala @realitycheckind

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Bose told Mookerjee that he would see to it that HinduMSabha was broken even b4 it was born. By force if needed @__Pala @realitycheckind

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@__Pala @realitycheckind Bose's Forward Bloc tried even rowdy strong arm tactics to finish off flourishing Hindu Mahasabha from Bengal

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@__Pala @realitycheckind With all due respect to #Netaji & his bravery; truth is his priorities/moorings were far from Hindu vision


Savarkar on a Bose proposal:

Quote:It is interesting to remind you here how two prominent Congress Presidents proposed to solve this problem of a National tongue and a National Script. Pandit Nehru thinks, leaving even Maulana Abul Kalam Azad far behind who only proposes Hindusthani which he assures us is tantamount to Urdu,-that the highly Arabianised Urdu of the Aligarh School or the Osmania University School is best fitted to be the National Language of India Including of course some twenty-eight crores of Hindus. While Desha Gaurav Subhash Babu improving upon the situation beat even Panditjis ingenuity hollow by proposing from the Presidential chair of the Indian National Congress that Roman Script would suit India as the best National Script. That is how the Congress ideology approaches things National ! Roman script to be the National Script of India ! How imminently practicable, to say the least ! Your Basumati, Ananda Bazar Patrika and all Bengali papers to appear every day in Roman script ! The Bande Mataram Song to be printed in this new National style as 'tomari Pratima ghadibe Mandire Mandire' and the Gita to begin with in this following attractive setting


'Dharma Kshettre Kurukshettre Sama-vetah yuyutsavah' ans ao on and so on. It is true as Subhas Babu says that Kemal Pasha abolished the Arabian Script as unsuited to print and took to Roman script. But this fact has a lesson for our Mahommedan zealots who want the Urdu Script, that is this very Arabian style, to thrust even on the Hindus as an up-to-date National Script and it has no connection with the Hindus. Kemal Pasha took to the Roman script because the Turks had nothing better of their own to fall back upon. The Andamanees pick up Kauris and make a necklace of them,-but is that the reason why the Kuber also should do the same ? We Hindus should rather call upon Arabia and Europe to adopt the Nagari Script and Hindi language; such a proposal should not sound very impracticable to such inveterate optimists at any rate who seriously advance it as a very practical proposal to make Urdu the National language of the Marathas and to expect all our Arya Samaj Gurukuls to study the Vedas in Roman script ?


Bodhi already referred to Sarat's project of independent Bengal which was nipped thanks to Hindu Mahasabha's countercampaign and the League's own shortsightedness (they could have first convinced the softheaded Hindu bongs of its desirability and then started the riots and cleansing once they got the separate country).

His grandnephew Sugata Bose and niece Sarmila Bose are virulently anti Hindu and Sarmila is busy denying the rapes of 1971 or at least Paki culpability in it. One can see where they inherit that ideology from.

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