Wednesday, September 21, 2011

FW: {satyapravah} Ram Jethmalani's letter to Digvijay Singh


Dear Digvijay Singhji,
I have been studying your public persona for the last decade, particularly since the UPA regime came to power, where your genius had maximum opportunity to flower and realise itself. I always awaited your periodic public utterances with much anticipation, to take a peek at your resilient and innovative mind, and the contribution it makes to the present governance model of chaos. Yours has been a particularly hard life for the last decade after you lost power as Chief Minister. I can see your anguish and trauma in having to countenance, year after year, the BJP ruling over what was once your great empire. This must have taken an awful psychological toll over you, and your behaviour suggests that you have still not come to terms with this reality. As a matter of fact, I am getting a little concerned about you of late, as your condition appears to be getting somewhat pathological and extreme, so much so, that often your speech and behaviour make no sense to anyone. It's almost as if the vision of the BJP occupying your former chair is so deeply imprinted in your brain that it never leaves your consciousness, and all your utterances get coloured by it. It is reported that you tried to seek solace through a vow that you will remain out of active politics for 10 years. Commendable, at a time when Liquor gate was chasing you, the Lokayukta was registering FIRs against you in urban land ceiling and land scam cases, and the Madhya Pradesh Bureau of Investigation for Economic Offences was investigating your Treasure Island Mall scam, for which I believe an FIR has recently been filed. Yes, it's a hard life indeed, having to take painful decisions of self-abnegation in the prime of your life, much like your leader. But I'm sure you are aware that both nature and human personality abhor a vacuum and find other ways to fill it.
I believe you are a fascinating subject for an in-depth psychological study. What extra-ordinary methods you have devised to fight your deprivation, frustration and FIRs. I wish I knew more about your childhood. I know you come from a princely Rajput family where you would have lacked nothing, but I often wonder whether you were prone to tantrums or indulged in other attention-seeking behaviour as a child, or sucked your thumb beyond the acceptable age for gaining comfort or a sense of security (a common interpretation by psychologists). Perhaps these have all evolved into the traits you display today for getting comfort and security. Your desire to seek attention, either from the general public or the special targeted few, seems to be accelerating at such a rapid pace that I am a little worried about your state of mind. It is getting just a little too repetitive, and predictable. In psychology, repetitive speech disorder is considered a serious form of thought disorder, which ranges from delusion, obsessive-compulsive disorder syndrome to something called schizophasia and another thing called palilalia, where I believe some chromosome or other is involved. I have noticed that your thought disorder, repetitive speech disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder syndromes seem stuck on just three subjects: making Rahul Gandhi Prime Minister, allying with jihadi terrorist groups (remember your Freudian slip "Osamaji"?) and using every opportunity to accuse the RSS whenever an unfortunate act of terrorism happens in India. Obviously, your thought disorder syndrome is so acute, that even our policemen killed in terrorist attacks do not shake it – you call the Batla House shootout a fake encounter, where two of our policemen died. You don't even spare the martyrs: Hemant Karkare's tragic death in the 26/11 blasts sets you off on a delusionary mode where you imagine a telephone call from him fearing an attack upon himself from Hindu organisations. The Maharashtra government put the record straight and said that no such thing had happened. This disorder is clinically termed as the full blown phase of delusion. Your condition seems to have palpably worsened since then, as you made another extremely disturbing delusionary statement just after the recent Mumbai blasts that resulted in the loss of more than 200 lives. Even while the investigation was going on and the country was trying to speak in one voice, you predictably stated that you did not rule out the involvement of the Sangh in the bombings. In fact, I have a personal grievance against you on this count: I lost a bet with a friend who predicted your statement just a few hours before you made it. I don't know whether foreign powers are aware of your various thought and speech disorders, but it would be in your interest to tell them frankly. Otherwise, you and your party are getting to be seen in very poor light. Indeed, the WikiLeaks, in ignorance, I'm sure, of your various disorders, calls your behaviour "crass political opportunism". And also please recall the snub you got from Israel when during some particularly bad delusionary spell you tried to compare the RSS with the Nazis. My sincere advice to you, as an elder, is to diversify your intelligence and vast experience to reflect upon critical issues of contemporary India, for example, how to remove poverty, how to provide safe drinking water and sanitation to every village in India, how to improve the health status and infant mortality situation in the country, how to increase female literacy, areas in which the state that you led for 10 years is among the worst in India. But, perhaps, I have got it all wrong. Perhaps you only pretend to have all these disorders, so that you gain sole monopoly of being the Gandhi family mouthpiece, at the cost of your mental credibility, particularly for making Rahul Gandhi the next Prime Minister. Perhaps you do this so that you can play vote-bank politics of the worst kind, even at the cost of national unity by creating fissures where none exists, and can claim to be the main architect for making Rahul Gandhi the hero of the next UP elections. Perhaps, I have got even that wrong.
You must know, I'm sure, that there is some speculation in the media that you are doing all of this for Rahul Gandhi in name only, and since you know he is so below par that he will never make it, you are actually working towards your own future as Prime Minister. Your ten-year vow will also be ending shortly. To use your own words, I suppose this possibility cannot be ruled out.
Sincerely Ram Jethmalani


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

FW: {satyapravah} What is the Religion of Bharat?


What is the Religion of Bharat?
P. Deivamuthu, Editor, Hindu Voice (

Every country has a religion. USA (whom we try to ape), UK, Australia, Canada, etc. (although Democratic and Secular), proudly say that they are Christian countries. Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, etc. proudly say that they are Islamic countries, although there is no democracy and 'secularism'. Even Sri Lanka proudly says it is a Buddhist country.

What is the Religion of Bharat? - Islam or Christianity? No. Can it be anything other than Hindu (Sanatan Hindu Dharm)?

If the culture of America is Christian and that of Saudi Arabia and Pakistan is Islam, the culture of India is Hindu. Any one trying to hide this Hindu identity is dishonest. Even hard core anti-Hindus like Brinda Karat, Medha Patkar, Teesta Setalvad, Mallika Sarabai, Arundathi Roy, Barkha Dutt, Ambika Soni, and many others, are testifying to this, showing up in saree with a big Bindi on their foreheads. They can hate Hindu religion but not Hindu culture.

If India is the body, Hindutva is its soul. The UPA is killing this soul. Just think - what happens when the soul leaves the body. Do you want this to happen to our beloved Motherland?

Do we Hindus have one country to call it ours, although we are 100 crores? When India was partitioned in 1947, with the birth of a Muslim Pakistan, India should have been declared a Hindu Nation. But we opted for 'secularism'. And today Hindus are Second Class citizens - Muslims and Christians getting special privileges. Our Prime Minister has declared that minorities should have first claim on our resources - an unconstitutional statement.

The present UPA Govt., under Sonia, is working towards dividing and converting Hindus, empowering Muslims and Christians in the name of secularism and supporting terrorists and Maoists.

Time is not far off when North Indians visiting Tirupathi Balaji, Rameshwaram, Kanyakumari Vivekananda Rock memorial, etc. may have to carry a Passport and Visa. Similarly, South Indians visiting Kashi, Ganga, Khumb Mela, Amarnath, Vaishno Devi, etc. may need a Passport and visa. One shudders to think of this, but the UPA Govt. is working towards this end.

Although we were enslaved for nearly 1000 years, we re-emerged as one nation. This was possible due to our spiritual and cultural unity, which we call Hindutva.

This spiritual and cultural unity of India is being tampered with by the present UPA Govt. Here, in brief, are some proofs.

The National Advisory Council, headed by Sonia Gandhi, is an unconstitutional body. It has no national element in it. NAC consists of blind folded fundamentalist and Maoist supporters whose only aim is to destroy Hindu culture. NAC acts as a super-cabinet.

The NAC has drafted a Communal Violence Bill. The Bill says that only Hindus are creating communal violence and Muslims and Christians are the victims. That is - Muslims and Christians are peace-loving and Hindus are trouble makers. This, after repealing POTA to help terrorists, mostly Muslims. If this Bill becomes a Law, Hindus will be at the mercy of Muslims and Christians, which is as good as slavery.

Dr. Binayak Sen was sentenced to Life Imprisonment by Raipur Secessions' Court for treason and for helping Maoists. The Chattisgarh high court rejected his bail plea. The Supreme Court granted him bail. Immediately, the UPA Govt. has nominated him to the Planning Commission's steering committee on health.

Mr. Harsh Mandar, a member of NAC, has openly come in support of a Maoist-Naxalite, Abdul Shakeel Basha, arrested by the Gujarat police. Basha's wife was allotted a Govt. house!

Salwa Judum, a movement of Tribal youths to counter the Naxalite-Maoist terrorism has been declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, due to a counter-offensive demonising it in the press, on TV and in courts and with European Union jholawallahs.

Christian delegations from USA and Europe are allowed to survey riot-affected areas. They even supervise court proceedings! Today, lakhs of Christian missionaries are working in India, to convert Hindus and make India in to a Christian country and to enslave Hindus.

In memory of a Kerala nun - Alphonsa - 10 rupee coin embossed with her picture is released. Did the govt. do so for any Hindu saint?

Missionaries of Charity Chief Sister Nirmala was awarded the nation's second highest civilian award Padma Vibhushan. Gladys Steins, the wife of murdered Australian missionary, Graham Steins, too got Padma Shri a few years back. They are being rewarded for converting Hindus.

After the demise of Satya Sai Baba, the AP Govt. is trying to take over his Trust. After the demise of Mother Teressa, did the govt. question any of the activities of Missionaries of Charity or check its cash & bank balance?

Navin Chavla was appointed as the Chief Election Commissioner only because he was a converted Christian. His wife is a Christian missionary.

Tainted PJ Thomas was appointed the Chief Vigilance Commissioner, inspite of objection by the Opposition Leader, only because he was a Christian. (The Supreme Court cancelled his appointment)

There are about 2.5 crore Christians in India, i.e. about 3%, a negligible amount. Yet there were (in Aug. 2006) five Christian chief ministers - Nagaland, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Kerala and AP.

Many politicians/activists of Sonia's closed circle are Christians - Oscar Fernandes, Margaret Alwa, Ambika Soni, AK Anthony, Valson Thampu, John Dayal, Kancha Illaya (the latter three are Hindu-haters). There are many other crypt-Christians too. Ahmed Patel, a Muslim, is her PA.

At the request of the All India Christian Council (AICC), Sonia Congress gave ticket to two Christians for the Maharashtra Assembly elections. Does any Sadhu or Sant write to Congress or BJP?

The Presidential staff is headed by Ms. Christie Fernandes, a Christian and a Sonia favourite. All finer details including the colour of the Saree to be worn by the President on specific occasions are decided by her. Yes, Sonia's diktat even goes deep into Rashtrapathi Bhavan, and that too through Christians. Just look at the hold of Rome on India!

On 2nd August 2011, Sonia Gandhi, suddenly and secretly left for USA for medical treatment. It seems she does not trust Indian hospitals and doctors. She formed a 4-member core group to look after the affairs of the party during her absence. Look at the members - A.K. Antony, Ahmed Patel, Rahul Gandhi and Janardhan Dwidevi. Christians and Muslims are preferred for all important positions.

200 (two hundred) years ago Hindus in Kandahar (Afghanistan) were performing Pooja, singing Bhajans and Kirtans. Today there is no one, all replaced by Al Qaeda and Talibans.100 (hundred) years ago, Hindus were there in Karachi and Lahore. Today there is none. All have vanished into thin air. 50 (fifty) years ago, Hindus were there in Srinagar (Kashmir). Today no one is left there. All have been driven out.

Considering the above historic facts, 50 (fifty) years from now, will you (or your son/daughter or grand son/grand daughter) be able to perform Pooja, singing Bhajans and Kirtans? Logic says 'NO'. Muslim population explosion also confirms this. Also, look at the following symptoms.

In Jalpaiguri, a border district in West Bengal near Bangladesh, Hindus are threatened by Muslims not to cook food during day-time in the month of Ramzan. In 2007, Hindus celebrating Holi in Howrah were attacked by Muslims. In a few villages in Thenkasi Taluka (Tamil Nadu), Muslims have by sheer numbers democratically taken over the Panchayat; Now they have started taking out Notices in Urdu. In the same Taluka, Christians object to Hindus performing Pongal (Makar Sankaranti) on the street.

In many places in the North East, Indians are not welcome; Slogans like 'Indian Dogs, get out' painted on walls are common. A Christian MP of Congress calling Baba Ramdev 'Bloody Indian Dog' goes scot free. In Miraj, a Ganesh Mandap was attacked by Muslims in 2010. Similarly, in Borsad (Gujarat) Ganapathy processions were attacked by Muslims. Kashmiri Muslims oppose temporary transit camps being provided to Amarnath Yatris (compare this with Haj subsidies).

While Hindus in Pakistan are persecuted and seeking asylum in India, our PM is making efforts to return the properties of Muslims who have left for Pakistan, to their heirs via The Enemy Property Bill.

Efforts are made to belittle Hindus and Hindu Sants. Attack on Kanchi Shankaracharya, Asaram Bapu, Baba Ramdev, Bangaru Adigalar, Narendra Maharaj, Swami Nityananda, Satya Sai Trust, Sanatan Sanstha, Hindu Janjagruti Samiti, Rashtriya Swamaysevak Sangh, VHP, etc. are a few examples. A TV channel reporting on the terrorist activities of a Madrassa is told to apologise; whereas TV channels tarnishing the image of Hindu Sadhus and Sants go scot free. The UPA Govt. talks of 'saffron terror'; did it ever say 'green terror' or 'red terror'?

As demanded by Christian Missionaries, the Executive Officer of Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanam was transferred, as he was blocking conversion of Hindus.

The UPA Govt. is trying to declare Devbhasha, Sanskrit, as a dead language, whereas it is giving incentive for learning Arabic and Urdu.

Muslims and Christians will vote only for the Congress, simply because it empowers them to dominate over Hindus. They are not bothered about Bomb Blast, price rise, terrorism, corruption, national security, economic development, farmers' suicide, democracy, religious freedom, etc. But what about you, Hindus? Is this the legacy you want to leave behind for your sons and daughters - to become slaves again? If not, get up from your deep slumber. Be a part of the Hindu Vote Bank.

With just 29% vote and 206 MPs (out of 543), Sonia Gandhi is ruling India as her personal fiefdom. If 50% Hindus vote for one party (that Hindu party will spring up in time, like the Janata Party in 1977), it can get  2/3rd majority. We can then even amend the Constitution, to make Bharat a Hindu Nation - a Vishwa Guru as it once was - where there will be true democracy and secularism. Are you Ready?

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Fwd: ABVP condemns the land deal with Bangladesh and hoists Tiranga near disputed land.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Fwd: [sanghshakha] Chronology of Terrorist Attacks in India.......what a SHAME

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Subject: [sanghshakha] Chronology of Terrorist Attacks in India.......what a SHAME



Highlights: Blast in Delhi

India's home ministry said 76 people were injured and 11 killed in a blast outside the Delhi High Court, in the heart of...


A timeline of terrorist attacks in India.
March 12, 1993: A series of 13 explosions in Mumbai, then called Bombay, resulted in 257 deaths and over 700 injuries. The blasts were orchestrated by the organized crime syndicate called the D-Company, headed by Dawood Ibrahim.
Feb. 14, 1998: Coimbatore bombings: 46 deaths, 200 wounded as a result of 13 bomb attacks in 11 places.

Manan Vatsyayana/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images
Bomb-squad personnel inspect the site of an explosion outside Delh's high court in May this year.
Oct. 1, 2001: Militants attack Jammu & Kashmir Assembly complex in Srinagar, killing about 35. The Muslim extremist group Jaish-e-Mohammed was allegedly involved.
Dec. 13, 2001: Attack on the Indian Parliament complex in New Delhi led to the killing of a dozen people and 18 injured. Pakistan-based terror groups were blamed for the attack.
Sept. 24, 2002: Akshardham temple in Gujarat: The first major hostage taking since Sept. 11 in the U.S.; 31 people were killed and another 79 wounded.
May 14, 2002: Militants attack on an Army camp near Jammu, killing more than 30 people.
March 13, 2003: A bomb attack on a commuter train in Mumbai killed 11.
Aug. 25, 2003: Twin car bombings in Mumbai killed at least 52 people and injured 150. Indian officials blamed a Pakistan-based terror outfit.
Aug. 15, 2004: An explosion in the northeastern state of Assam killed 16 people, mostly school children.
July 5, 2005: Militants attack the Ram Janmabhoomi complex, the site of the destroyed Babri Mosque at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh.
Oct. 29, 2005: Three powerful serial blasts rocked the busy shopping areas of south Delhi, two days before the Hindu festival of Diwali, killing 59 and injuring 200. A Pakistan-based terrorist outfit, the Islamic Inquilab Mahaz (believed to have links with Lashkar-e-Taiba) claimed responsibility.
March 7, 2006: A series of bombings in the holy city of Varanasi killed at least 28 and injured 101. Indian police put the blame on some Pakistan-based terror outfits.
July 11, 2006: Seven bomb blasts occurred at various places on the Mumbai Suburban Railway, killing 200. Investigations revealed that terror outfits with a base in Pakistan were behind the blasts.
Sept. 8, 2006: At least 37 people were killed and 125 were injured in a series of bomb blasts in the vicinity of a mosque in Malegaon, Maharashtra. The blasts were followed by an explosion and most of the people killed were Muslim pilgrims. The students Islamic Movement of India was responsible.
May 18, 2007: A bombing during Friday prayers at Mecca Masjid, Hyderabad, killed 13 people. Four were killed by Indian police in the rioting that followed.
May 26, 2007: Six people killed and 30 injured in a bomb blast in India's northeastern city of Guwahati.
June 10, 2007: Gunmen killed 11 people in separate incidents of firing in Manipur's border town of Moreh.
Aug. 25, 2007: Forty-two people killed and 50 injured in twin explosions at a crowded park and a popular eatery in Hyderabad by Harkat-ul-Jehad-i-Islami (HuJI) activist.
May 13, 2008: A series of six explosions tore through Jaipur, a popular tourist destination in the Rajasthan state in western India, killing 63 people and injuring more than 150.
July 25, 2008: Seven blasts in quick succession across the south Indian tech city of Bangalore killed one and injured more than 150 people.
July 26, 2008: Serial blasts in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad killed 45 people and injured more than 150. A group calling itself Indian Mujahideen claimed responsibility.
Sept. 13, 2008: Five bomb blasts in New Delhi's popular shopping centers left 21 people dead and more than 100 injured. The Indian Mujahideen claimed responsibility.
Sept. 27, 2008: A blast in a New Delhi flower market left one dead.
Oct. 30, 2008: Thirteen bomb blasts in India's northeastern state of Assam and three other towns left at least 61 people dead more than 300 injured.
Nov 26-29, 2008: Terror attacks in Mumbai killed 168 Indians and foreigners.
April 6, 2009: A car bomb blast in Guwahati killed six people.
Feb 13, 2010: A blast in German Bakery in Pune city of Maharashtra killed 13 people and injured more than 50.
Sept., 2010: Low-intensity blast at Jama Masjid in Delhi sets car alight.
Dec 7, 2010: A bomb explosion on the banks of River Ganga in the temple town of Varanasi in northern Uttar Pradesh state, that killed a girl and injured about 20 people, including some foreigners.
May, 2011: Bomb partially explodes outside lawyers' canteen of High Court in Delhi. No casualties.
July 13, 2011: Three bomb blasts in Mumbai; 21 people killed and more than 100 injured
Sept. 7, 2011: Bomb at High Court in Delhi. Injuries and deaths as yet unknown

Chronology of Terrorist Attacks in India

Sept. 7, 2011



Hindu Digvijay Din karnavati RSs 11 sept 2011

NAC's Bill will kill harmony: A SURYA PRAKASH, Daily Pioneer

Daily Pioneer
NAC's Bill will kill harmony
July 25, 2011
The proposed Communal Violence Bill, which paints Hindus as criminals and
minorities as their victims, is downright dangerous.
Determined to promote its minority-appeasement agenda, the United
Progressive Alliance regime is readying itself to introduce an obnoxious
Bill that could disturb communal harmony, wreck the federal features of the
Constitution and give the Union Government a fresh set of excuses to
interfere in the governance of States.
The aim of this Bill - called the Prevention of Communal and Targetted
Violence (Access to Justice and Reparations) Bill - is ostensibly to curb
communal violence and hatred, but it rests on the flawed premise that in all
situations the religious majority perpetrates violence and members of the
religious minority are the victims. Therefore, ab initio it treats the
Hindus, who constitute the majority in 28 of the 35 States and Union
Territories, as the offenders and Muslims, Christians and other religious
minorities as the victims of communal hatred and violence. The draft of this
abominable law has come from the National Advisory Council, which has among
its members some pseudo-secularists, Hindu-bashers and Nehru-Gandhi camp
followers, all of whom have been hand-picked by its chairperson, Ms Sonia
The Bill describes "Communal and Targetted Violence" in Section 3 ( c ) as
"any act or series of acts . knowingly directed against any person by virtue
of his or her membership of any group". The biggest mischief is in the
definition of the word "group" that occurs in Section 3(e). It says a
"group" means "a religious or linguistic minority, in any State in the Union
of India, or Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.". This means that
Hindus, who today constitute the majority in most States and Union
Territories, will not constitute a "group" under this law and, therefore,
will not be able to invoke its provisions, even if they are victims of
Muslim or Christian communalism, hatred or violence.
In other words, if this law had been in force in 2002, the relatives of the
59 Hindus who were burnt to death by a Muslim mob at Godhra Station in
Gujarat would not have had the right to lodge an FIR under this law because
Hindus constitute a majority in that State, but the Muslims would have used
its provisions to prosecute the perpetrators of the post-Godhra violence. If
enacted, this Bill will amount to treating Hindu victims of communal
violence as second class citizens and would approximate to the kind of
anti-Hindu laws that prevail in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
The Bill describes a "victim" as a member of a religious minority who has
suffered "physical, mental, psychological or monetary harm or harm to his or
her property as a result of the commission of any offence under this Act,
and includes his or her relatives, legal guardian and legal heirs, wherever
appropriate". Going by this description, a Muslim or Christian in most parts
of India who is aggrieved with a Hindu neighbour over some issue can turn
around and accuse him or her of causing "psychological harm". Further, if
the "victim" is not inclined to deploy this mischievous provision, the Bill
allows his or her relatives to do so.
Hindu-bashing appears to be the primary aim of this exercise. The Bill says
once enacted the law will extend to the whole of India. However, when it
comes to the only Muslim-majority State in the Indian Union - Jammu &
Kashmir - it says that "the Central Government may, with the consent of the
State of Jammu & Kashmir, extend the Act to that State". One must see what
other caveats will be put in place in respect of the only Muslim-majority
Union Territory - Lakshadweep - where Hindus constitute just 3.7 per cent of
the population.
However, though Hindus will bear the brunt of this Bill's obnoxious
provisions, Muslims, Christians and Sikhs could also find themselves in
trouble because the State is the unit to determine the issue of
majority-minority. As per the religion data in the 2001 Census, Sikhs
constitute 59.9 per cent of the population in Punjab, whereas the Hindu
population in that State is 36.9 per cent. If this law comes into force, the
Sikhs (constituting the majority) will face the music if Hindus begin
accusing them of promoting communal hatred and anti-secular policies.
Similarly, Christians, who have an overwhelming majority in three States -
Nagaland ( 90 per cent ), Mizoram ( 87 per cent) and Meghalaya (70.3 per
cent ) - will find themselves in deep trouble if the Hindu minority in these
States begins to leverage this law and lodge complaints against the
religious majority.
Therefore, citizens who are Muslims, Christians or Sikhs should not be taken
in by the claims of the Congress that this Bill will strengthen secularism.
Because this law does not treat all perpetrators of communal violence and
hatred equally, these citizens will face the heat in all States where they
are in a majority. Also, the demographic reality in some States will place
the Hindus at a disadvantage. For example, there are States like Manipur (46
per cent Hindu) and Arunachal Pradesh (34.6 per cent Hindu) where no
religious group has a clear majority. So, who is the "culprit" and who is
the "victim" in these States?
Further, if you exclude the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes from the
Hindu population, what will be the percentage of Hindus in these States?
Kerala, with 56.2 per cent Hindus, is also a case in point. If you exclude
Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (22 per cent approximately), what is
the percentage of the Hindu "majority" in that State? Can this so-called
"majority" be seen as the oppressor of the Muslim "minority" (24.7 per cent)
or the Christian "minority" (19 per cent)? The Bill also tends to intimidate
the bureaucracy and the police in the States. These provisions, which are
repugnant to the federal features of our Constitution, will have to be
discussed separately.
Finally, far from being a "Prevention of Communal and Targetted Violence
Bill", this is a "communal" and "targetted" Bill because it empowers only
religious minorities and targets not all communalists but only the religious
majority. Should Ms Gandhi and her cohorts have their way, the country's
unity and integrity will be in peril. Instead of promoting communal harmony,
this law will promote communal strife. Such a Bill could only have come out
of the Devil's workshop! It could not have been drafted by persons who care
for India's unity and integrity. Where has the original draft come from? We
must investigate.

With kind Regards,

Friday, September 2, 2011

Fwd: {satyapravah} A tryst with Vande Mataram

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A tryst with Vande Mataram

By Ram Jethmalani


 August 14, 1947 and the following day were great days in the history of
 India. The nation had come of age. It emerged from the era of slavery and
 was taking over governance in its own hands. On the morning of that day,
 the fifth session of the Constituent Assembly of India commenced its
 sitting in the Constitution Hall with Dr Rajendra Prasad in the Chair and
 almost all members present. The first item on the agenda was the singing
 of the first verse of Vande Mataram. Sucheta Kripalani sang it in her
 melodious voice and all members without exception stood in reverence and
 listened to the song.


 Dr Rajendra Prasad delivered a stirring address remembering those who had
 got us our freedom, bravely walking to the gallows and facing bullets on
 their chests, those who had experienced living death in the cells of the
 Andamans and spent long years in the prisons of India. A tribute of love
 and reverence was paid to Mahatma Gandhi who had been our beacon light,
 our guide and philosopher during the last 30 years of our struggle.


 The President did not forget our brothers and sisters who were parting
 from us to become the citizens of Pakistan. He sent them a message of
 greetings and good wishes for success and the best of luck in the high
 endeavour of independent governance of their new nation. He ended his
 speech with a message to the minorities. To them he gave the solemn
 assurance that they will receive fair and just treatment and that there
 will be no discrimination in any form against them. Their religion, their
 culture and their language will remain safe and they will enjoy all the
 rights and privileges of citizenship. He did not shrink from reminding
 them, however, that India expected them in their turn to render loyalty to
 the country in which they lived and to its Constitution.


 Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru made his famous "tryst with destiny"
 speech and moved a resolution that at the midnight hour every member would
 take the following oath: "At this solemn moment when the people of India,
 through suffering and sacrifice, have secured freedom, I … a member of the
 Constituent Assembly of India, do dedicate myself in all humility to the
 service of India and her people to the end that this ancient land attain
 her rightful place in the world and make her full and willing contribution
 to the promotion of world peace and the welfare of mankind."


 No Muslim member had objected to Vande Mataram being sung. No one had
 expressed the slightest reservation. Chaudhari Khaliquzzaman seconded
 Nehru's resolution which was then duly adopted and as the clock struck 12
 every member made the prescribed pledge. There was competition for the
 selection of the national anthem between Rabindranath Tagore's Jana Gana
 Mana and Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay's Vande Mataram. The competition was
 decided on the basis of superior musical qualities.


 Though the former scored on that ground, yet the equal status of both was
 formally recognised by the statement of the President on January 24, 1950,
 two days before our Republic was born. This is the text: "The composition
 consisting of the words and music known as Jana Gana Mana is the national
 anthem of India, subject to such alterations in the words as the
 government may authorise as occasion arises; and the song Vande Mataram,
 which has played a historic part in the struggle for Indian freedom, shall
 be honoured equally with Jana Gana Mana and shall have equal status with


 There was resounding applause in the House when this announcement was
 made. No one thought one's religion was being assailed or infringed upon.
 For a long time, nobody even remotely made such a silly suggestion. The
 statement of the President has the sanctity of any other part or Article
 of the Constitution. India is entitled to expect from every Muslim citizen
 of India respect for the national anthem and an equal respect for the song
 that provided the inspiration for the freedom movement of which every
 Muslim is a beneficiary.


 The proceedings of August 14, 1947 and January 24, 1950 constitute a
 compact between the nation and its minorities. The Constitution will be
 respected and Vande Mataram will be sung with an emotion of reverence and
 a feeling of joy. This is a requirement for national solidarity and
 integration. True, everybody in this country is free to profess, practise
 and propagate his own religion. But "religion" means the true kernel of
 faith. Claims based upon false and concocted interpretations of the great
 religion of Islam are not entitled to any protection merely because
 misguided clerics and self-appointed interpreters insist on reading into
 Islam prohibitions which the Prophet neither thought of nor would be
 pleased to hear about. I am convinced he must be shocked at the
 controversies cooked up from the noble text of the Holy Book.


 One would do well to recall that even some basic religious dogmas in
 secular India may have to be abandoned because they are inconsistent with
 public order, morality or health. Muslim seminaries and other
 organisations with pretences to superior understanding of Islam must first
 acquaint themselves with Article 25 of the Constitution. The Holy Quran
 tells us: "And the earth we have spread (like a carpet); set thereon
 mountains firm and immovable; And produced therein all kinds of things in
 due balance."


 "And we have provided therein means of subsistence, for you, and for those
 for whose sustenance ye are not responsible." Sura 15.A 19 and 20. It is
 the sacred soil of India which makes human life possible and worthwhile.
 It is a veritable mother for every inhabitant of the country. If a Muslim
 worships his biological mother, I do not believe that the Prophet of Islam
 would frown upon him. If God has to be worshipped there is nothing wrong
 in worshipping his fantastic creations. But the song does not even compel
 or enjoin any kind of worship.


 The objectionable word in the song only means saluting out of reverence, a
 reverential salaam.
 What I have said here comes from one who is next to none in fighting for
 the liberty, human rights and dignity of the Muslims of India. My public
 record is evidence enough, but I do not buy Muslim applause by accepting
 irrational and anti-national interpretations of the great religion of the
 Prophet. I know a large number of Muslim intellectuals, philosophers,
 journalists, teachers, simple folk who do not accept this vicious
 interpretation. I know I am in great company.


 Must we however, make the singing of this song mandatory? I am too much a
 lover of human liberty and freedom of conscience to approve of any
 compulsion in this matter. Those who refuse to sing this song, however,
 must be prepared to show the necessary courage of conviction. He who
 declares that his conscience tells him that the singing of the song is
 inconsistent with his religion must be exempted from the obligation to
 sing it. Such declarations must be respected. The declarants must,
 however, know that they too have to respect the right of the rest of
 society to register an appropriate response to such a declaration. The
 response might well be that society with its own collective sense of right
 and wrong and for the sake of national strength and unity would adjudge
 them as simple Constitution-breakers not to be trusted with any public
 honour office or employment. Stripping them of citizenship may be
 perfectly in order.


 If as a senior lawyer I had to choose from two bright Muslim young men an
 apprentice, a junior or even a partner in my professional chamber, I would
 unhesitatingly, other things being equal, reject the one who refuses to
 sing the song. In my own freedom of judgment, I am entitled to conclude
 that something is very wrong with his intelligence or loyalty to the
 nation. I concede that Muslim parents have the right to tell their
 children not to sing the song, but equally, the schools must have the
 right to adjudge them as unfit pupils of the institution. This could well
 be the beginning of the isolation of Muslim society leading to denial of
 all the benefits of a civilised pluralistic democracy.


 Muslim parents will advance both Indian secularism and the religion of
 Islam by introducing their children to Kabir's great poem, which is one of
 the finest examples of Kabir's doctrine of universal brotherhood:
 If Khuda lives only in masjid
 who looks after the rest of the world?
 If Ram is lodged in the temple idol
 who takes care of the universe?
 Is East the abode of Hari,
 and West that of Allah?
 Search in your heart for both of them,
 there live both Karim and Ram.
 They are one and the same,
 Creator of the universe
 men and women are His image
 and Kabir is son of both Ram and Karim,
 his preceptors are guru and pir alike.