Thursday, August 31, 2006

Nehru wanted to scrap Indian Army: do such fertile ideas grow best in cow-dung, or artificial fertilizers ?

Though most Indians are brain-washed since childhood through being made to read NCERT and other Government-written or Government-approved history textbooks into thinking of "Pandit" Nehru as a great man, Nehru was in reality a first-class idiot.

He was also a first-class womanizer. He even went for the wife Edwina of the Viceroy Mountbatten. Did that cause a stir ! Poor Mountbatten had to eat everything to preserve good relations between UK and India.

Nehru chased pretty women while his ill wife Kamla Nehru lived in a hospital in far-away Switzerland.

[Note that I call the Viceroy simply Mountbatten. Most people call him "Lord Mountbatten". I do not, because I don't believe he or any "Lord" or "Sir" or other such titles given out by the thieving Britishers deserve any recognition from me or from anyone else. If you do not understand why I say "thieving Britishers", just observe that "Her Thieving Majesty" the Queen of England wears the Koh-i-Noor diamond stolen from India on her crown as a mark of honour, showing the world what a prize robber and thief her ancestors were who robbed and stole the diamond and other valuables from all over the world. Why should I honour titles given out by such a Government of thives ? Why should you ? Just because others do ? I think it is time we think for ourselves and not blindly follow whatever others do.]

Anyway, back to Nehru. Apart from being a first-class womanizer, he was a first-class idiot asI said.

So what did he decide to do after Independence ? Scrap the Army ! We're a peace-loving nation ! We follow ahimsa or non-violence ! Woo hoo !

What a great "thinker" the guy was. What a fertile mind he had. I wonder what he had in his brain. What is more fertile: cow-dung, or artificial fertilizers ?

Hindustan Times reports:
"Nehru wanted army scrapped"
Asian News International
Lahore, August 21, 2006|20:16 IST

The Kashmir war saved the Indian Army from being scrapped, seems strange? Well, a biography of Major General AA "Jick" Rudra of the Indian Army by Major General DK "Monty" Palit claims so.

According to the book, Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru blew his top when Lt General Sir Robert Lockhart, the first commander in chief of India took a strategic plan for a Government directive on defence policy.

"Shortly after independence, General Lockhart as the army chief took a strategic plan to the prime minister, asking for a government directive on the defence policy. He came back to Jick's office shell-shocked. When asked what happened, he replied, The PM took one look at my paper and blew his top. 'Rubbish! Total rubbish!' he shouted. 'We don't need a defence plan. Our policy is ahimsa (non-violence). We foresee no military threats. Scrap the army! The police are good enough to meet our security needs'," the Daily Times quotes the book as saying.

According to the book, Jick believed the Kashmir war saved the Indian Army.

"General Sir Douglas Gracie had been appointed commander-in-chief of the Pakistan Army and he and General Lockhart daily exchanged information about refugees traversing Punjab in both directions. One day in late October 1947, Gracie mentioned that he had had reports of tribesmen massing in the area of Attock-Rawalpindi. Both men knew that cross-border raids from Pakistan had been mounted against Poonch. Kashmir was not a part of the dominion of India and Lockhart felt that the tribesmen posed no threat to India. He did not pass on the information to the ministry or general staff," the paper said.

"When confronted by Nehru three months later, he admitted this and added that he may have been remiss. Nehru turned to him and asked the general if his sympathies were with Pakistan? Aghast, Lockhart replied, 'Mr prime minister if you have to ask me that question, I have no business being the commander-in-chief of your forces. I know that there is a boat leaving Bombay in a few days, carrying British officers and their families to England. I shall be on it'," it added.

According to the biography General Lockhart called up his Military Secretary Jick Rudra the next day, January 26 1948, and suggested he start looking around for a successor since he had resigned from his post.

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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Video and Documents of Pakistani surrender of 1971

Our brave soldiers laid down their lives to bring India glory and to liberate Bangladesh from Urdu-Pakistani oppression. Pakistan lost in just 7 days of war, in spite of having started the war on its own schedule with surprise air attacks on India without any formal declaration of war at all hoping to catch India unprepared, and in spite of having superior military hardware from America. India took 90,000 Pakistani soldiers as Prisoners-of-War, had Pakistan by the balls on the Western Front as well, the Indian Army having marched close to Islamabad and Rawalpindi.

Indira Nehru took all the credit for the Indian victory, but the credit should actually go to the valiant Indian Army jawans, and their leader Field Marshall Maneckshaw.

Indira Nehru totally screwed-up with the diplomacy after the war was over. As soon as the war ws over she ordered the Indian Army to retreat from occupied Pakistani lands and gave them back to the Pakistanis. Each inch of land had been fought for by our brave jawans, and hundreds of miles of such land, representing thousands of Indian lives lost in acquiring them, was given away. India severely under-reports the actual numbers of valiant soldiers killed in war. Thousands of solders who laid down their lives are still listed as "Missing in Action" because the amount of compensation that has to be paid for missing soldiers's families is a lot less than the amout of compensation that must be paid to the families of soldiers killed in action.

Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto came to Shimla in India in 1972 to meet Indira Nehru begging for his prisoners-of-war to be released. He went back with all 90,000 released prisoners, and promised to solve the Kashmir problem peacefully under the Shimla Agreement. As soon as he went back he started the policy of "forward strategic depth" into India -- en euphemism for terrorism. Soon after that Pakistan started sponsoring terrorism in Punjab, the North-East, and Jammu and Kashmir. While Punjab's brave Sikh son K P S Gill has defeated Pakistani-sponsored Sikh terrorism, the problems in Jammu and Kashmir and North-East are now spreading to the rest of India while India's "secular" (anti-Hindu) politicians have scrapped anti-terror laws like POTA and TADA because they do not care if we innocent citizens get killed in terror attacks.

I am presenting for your viewing pleasure a video of Pakistan's surrender to India in the 1971 War, and the Instrument of Surrender that Pakistan signed after losing the war.

Hopefully these surrenders will not have been in vain. Today's Indians will appreciate these sacrifices made by our valiant soldiers and prepare to deliver terrible and exacting punishment upon our corrupt, lying and cheating politicians for the way they have misled and abused us for 60 years. Jai Hind !

Video of Pakistani surrender.

Scanned Instrument of Surrender signed by Pakistan after attacking India without a declaration of war hoping to take us by surprise, fighting with latest American weapons, and then losing in just 7 days on both Western and Eastern fronts. In Bangladesh on the Eastern front, 90,000 Pakistani soldiers surrended to India. Since this loss, Pakistan has started a policy of terrorism against India. Its attempts have failed in Punjab, but are continuing in Jammu and Kashmir, and the North-East.
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Sunday, August 27, 2006

Hezbollah terrorist leader Nasrallah admits war stops terrorism

Just over a month ago, Lebanon-based Shia terrorist group (armed, funded and supported mainly by Shia terrorist country Iran and partly by Sunni terrorist country Syria) kidnapped two Israeli soldiers from inside Israel, close to the Israel-Lebanon border. Hezbollah planned to exchange the two soldiers for Hezbollah terrorists currently in Israeli jails.

This happened at around the same time with the July 11 2006 terrorist bomb attacks on Mumbai and Srinagar in India carried out by India-based Islamic terror group SIMI and Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Tayiba.

While India didn't do anything at all to retaliate against the attacks that killed over 200 innocent Indian citizens and maimed over 700 (beyond making some pathetic pretensions of diplomatic action, like postponing Foreign Secretary level talks with Pakistan) Israel launched a full-scale aerial, missile, and ground war on Hezbollah and its host Lebanon to save the lives of "just two" Israeli soldiers.

Hezbollah was punished severely for its crimes against Humanity. Now, Hezbollah leader Sheikh Nasrallah has admitted that if he knew that Israel would respond so aggressively, he would not have kidpnapped the two Israeli soldiers.

In contrast, Pakistan-based terrorists have warned of even more attacks coming against India.

This proves that Israel's approach was right, and India's approach is wrong.

Taking a peaceful and non-violent "Mahatma Gandhi style" ahimsa approach against Islamic terrorists will not work at all. One must punish them severely in order to force them to let us live in peace.

It is true that Lebanon is much weaker than Pakistan and Israel (with money from rich Jews in USA) has a lot more financial and military resources than India does.

So declaring war on Pakistan is not the best move for India at a critical stage of Indian economic development. Pakistan will benefit through war, by succeeding in pulling down Indian economic growth to its own pathetic level.

However, there are other things to do besides war.

For instance, the terrorists could be aggressively investigated, their hide-outs busted, their sympathetizers mercilessly punished, none of which are being done by India.

Indeed, India's UPA Government has sent clear signals of unwillingness to fight Islamic terror by weakening and getting rid of anti-terror laws like TADA and POTA, at a time when other developed countries like USA that value freedom and liberty (and are usually against tough laws that infringe upon citizens' personal liberties) have instituted extremely tough anti-terror laws like the PATRIOT ACT.

As I have pointed out already, the terrorists who carried out the 1993 Mumbai blasts 16 years ago have not yet been sentenced, and continue to enjoy life in three-star comfort, hospitality funded by Indian tax-payers' hard-earned money, while occasioanlly appearing in court to watch the joke: Government lawyers and clerks making various ineffective moves while years lengthen into decades.

This is no way to fight terror.

This is happening only because the "secular" politicians don't care about Indian citizens; they themselves are protected by Black Cat commandos -- our own sons and daughters in the Army and Police are protecting them, funded by our own hard-earned tax money.

They know they are safe; they don't care if we live or die. They are more interested in preserving their account with the Muslim Vote Bank. The mainstream media does not care about us either; they are only interested in profits, which depend on having working relationships with the politicians.

Nobody cares about us. We must. Otherwise we will keep dying. Tomorrow you may be the victim of the nest terrorist attack.. Or me.

We must raise awareness of this issue. Help me stop this injustice by telling EVERYONE in India about this. Only then will this horrible joke end.

Help me. Forward this article to everyone you know.

BBC reports:
Nasrallah sorry for scale of war
Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah
Nasrallah ordered the capture of the soldiers on 12 July
Hezbollah chief Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah has said he would not have ordered the capture of two Israeli soldiers if he had known it would lead to such a war.

"Had we known that the kidnapping of the soldiers would have led to this, we would definitely not have done it," he said in an interview on Lebanese TV.

He added that neither side was "heading towards a second round" of fighting.

More than 1,000 Lebanese died in the 34-day conflict which left much of southern Lebanon in ruins.

The Israeli offensive began after two Israeli soldiers were seized during a cross border raid by Hezbollah militants on 12 July.

Annan visit

"We did not think that there was a 1% chance that the kidnapping would lead to a war of this scale and magnitude," Sheikh Nasrallah said.

"Now you ask me if this was 11 July and there was a 1% chance that the kidnapping would lead to a war like the one that has taken place, would you go ahead with the kidnapping?

"I would say no, definitely not, for humanitarian, moral, social, security, military and political reasons.

Mother and child outside ruined building
Many thousands have been left homeless by the offensive
"Neither I, Hezbollah, prisoners in Israeli jails and nor the families of the prisoners would accept it."

Sheikh Nasrallah was speaking on the eve of a visit to Beirut by United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan to discuss the expanded UN peacekeeping force to be deployed in southern Lebanon.

A force of 15,000 soldiers, 7,000 of them from European Union states, will be deployed to maintain the fragile ceasefire between Israel and Hezbollah.

The UN hopes to have some of the troops on the ground within a week, although the foreign minister of Finland - which currently holds the EU presidency - has said it will be two to three months before the whole force is deployed.

The force will be led by France until February, at which time Italy will take command.

Speaking in Brussels on Friday, Mr Annan said the plan would only work if the enlarged UN force, called Unifil 2, was "strong, credible and robust".

Mr Annan said the force offered the possibility of a "durable ceasefire and long-term solution" to the Middle East crisis.

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Saturday, August 26, 2006

People should go on trips with their own money

It is not the job of the Government of India to use money from hard-working tax-payers' pockets to fund fundamentalist Muslm pilgrims' Haj vacations to Saudi Arabia.

If they need money for pilgrimage, let them go to school instead of wasting time in madrassas; let them get jobs and work hard and earn their own money. Why should they live like parasites on the rest of us ?

Or, let them ask Saudi Arabia for money. Saudi Arabia has oil-money and can pay for their Haj visit as an incentive to attract Haj tourism. India is not super-rich, and has better uses for its citizens' hard-earned money.

The Congress, Samajwadi Party and other "secular" (anti-Hindu) parties are justifying this saying "how can you stop a practice of decades ?"

Well, just because something wrong has happened for decades does not mean it can never be stopped.

Paying money only to Muslims for their Haj is NOT SECULAR. If you pay them money to vacation in Saudi Arabia every year, I want money FOR ALL HINDUS to vacation in Nepal and Tibet every year. And money for all Christians to vacation in Jerusalem every year. And money for all Buddhists to vacation in Tibet every year. Then it would be secular: all religions being treated equally.

Muslims wasting precious Government resources of a poor country like India to satisfy their personal purposes are shameless parasites stealing money from our pockets. People should go on VACATION on their OWN MONEY.

On one hand they refuse to sing Vande Mataram, and on the other hand they want us to fund their foreign vacations.

If we do not, then they will say we are not "secular".

If this is "secularism" then we DO NOT WANT TO BE secular.

Let's say this with one loud voice, reverberating all over India. Forward this article to everyone you know -- help me reach EVERYONE in India with my points. We must raise awareness and create Unity behind this view. Otherwise the "secular" (anti-Hindu) forces will win again.

Once we show the backbone to stand up and fight for Justice and true Secularism, these anti-Hindu "seculars" and the Islamic Radicals will shut up and sit down. They are asking for more and more only because we are accepting every demand, however unjust, thinking that eventually they will start being reasonable and co-exist with us in peace.

They will never be reasonable and there will never be any peace till they carry out what the Koran tells them to do, or are defeated once and for all.

Let's stop pseudo-secularism NOW.

Jai Hind.

Rediff reports:
UP court stays subsidy to Haj pilgrims
Sharat Pradhan in Lucknow | August 26, 2006 15:03 IST

The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Friday ordered a blanket ban on the subsidy given by the central and state governments to Haj pilgrims.

The order came on a petition moved 11 years ago by advocate Hari Shankar Jain on behalf of Vishwa Hindu Parishad activist B N Shukla, who also owns a chain of petrol pumps in the city.

While announcing their verdict, a division bench comprising Justuice A K Yog and O N Khandelwal, ruled that no subsidy should be given by the state or central governments for any kin of pilrgrimage.

The court however, sought to clarify that it did not intend to impose any restriction on the other facilities extended by the governments in the larger interest of safety and well-being of pilgrims of any community.

The order further adds, 'This would include security measures for pilgrimages like the annual Amarnath yatra as well'.

While issuing the order, the court has given six weeks time to the state and central governments to file their respective counter-affidavits in this regard.

The order has already created ripples in both political and religious circles. While political parties eyeing the Muslim vote were critical of it, the parties closely wedded to Hindutva welcomed the order .

Lawyer Hari Shankar Jain, who argued the petition was in a victorious mood. "We have succeeded in driving home our point. My contention was plain and simple -- being a secular nation, the central or state governments had no business to grant special concessions for pilgrimage by members of a particular community," he said. "The practice is unconstitutional," he told IANS over telephone from Allahabad.

However, the ruling Samajwadi Party and the opposition Congress were clearly unhappy with the order.

"The order is not the end of the world; it will be challenged in the Apex court," said Congress spokesman Akhilesh Singh.

State SP chief Ram Saran Das told this correspondent, "How can you withdraw a facility that been available to members of a community for decades? Members of the Muslim community deserved such a subsidy because they were economically weaker than other communities."

Well-known Islamic scholar and cleric Maulana Khalid Rasheed, the head of Firangi Mahal, one of India's leading Islamic institutions, was of the view that the order was 'prejudicial'.

He wondered, "What is wrong with subsidy to Hajis? After all it was out of the state exchequer, which also spends on religious festivals like the Kumbh Mela."

The Maulana was confident that Muslims would get relief against the order from the country's Apex court.

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US shows commitment to fight terror; India does not

Ali Asad Chandia was a Lashkar-e-Tayiba terrorist. He was arrested in September 2005 in the US. On August 26 2006, just about a year later, he was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

India still has not sentenced the terrorists who carried out the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts, 13 years ago.

What does this tell potential terrorists ?

Aren't we saying: "Come and attack us ! After you do so, probably you will not be caught at all. If you are caught after all, your trial will go on for several years, if not decades. While this trial goes on you will be kept in comfort and fed good food on Indian tax-payers' money. You'll have access to books, TV, radio, newspapers, and a private room: just like a three-star hotel. That's not bad, is it ? Much better than the accomodations at your terrorist training camp in Pakistan."

"There is a good chance that other terrorists will hijack some of our airplanes and secure your release long before we have a chance to finish your trial and hang you."

"If not, our investigations will be so half-hearted and our laws are so weak that most likely you will be acquitted."

"If you are not acquitted, you can appeal to a series of higher courts against your sentencing. That will delay your punishment by another couple of decades, if not longer."

"Eventually you will probably die of old age before you finally get sentenced by the Supreme Court."

"If not, there will be dozens of NGO's that will take up your case and launch a massive publicity campaign to ask for your pardon, on grounds of so many years having passed since your original crime and you now having become an old man, substantially reformed. They will claim that you have now renounced violence."

"Most likely you will then be released."

Am I wrong ? Isn't this what we are telling potential terrorists ?

If USA can convict a terrorist-sympathizer with such convincing evidence even before he actually committed any acts of terror, why does India take 13 years to convict terrorists after they committed attacks that killed 193 innocent Indians and maimed so many other victims ?

If this does not show lack of political will to fight terror, what does ?

In spite of not being able to convict these enemies of the nation, the UPA Government has weakened anti-terror laws by getting rid of POTA and TADA.

When you are not being able to convict criminals taking advantage of your lenient judicial system, you should have more stringent laws, not weaken them even further.

I claim that the above points constitute quite definite proof that the UPA Government does not have any serious intention of really fighting terrorism. They are just making a show; they are just pretending. They have weakened anti-terror laws because they are more interested in preserving their account with the Radical Islamic Vote Bank.

They do not care if we -- the common citizens -- live or die. But we must, because nobody else will.

Forward this article to everyone you know. Help me reach EVERYONE in India with my points.

The mainstream media just reports news items, never points out contrasts or inconsistencies. Nobody has pointed out how USA has already sentenced several terrorists to death and long prison sentences, while India has yet to sentence even one Islamic terrorist.

The killers of Indira Nehru (1984) were just recently given their due punishment after 22 years of having committed the crime. At this rate, the Mumbai 1993 blast criminals will not be punished before the year 2015.

This is no way to fight terror. Justice delayed is Justice denied.

And the UPA Government has made the situation even worse by getting rid of the anti-terror laws TADA and POTA. Now
the 2006 Mumbai blasts criminals will probably never be punished.

Let's highlight the hypocrisy of the UPA Government.

After that, tet people decide for themselves what to do with the Government that does not care about our lives.

Hindustan Times reports:

Pak teacher in US gets 15 years in jail for aiding LeT
Indo-Asian News Service
Washington, August 26, 2006

A third-grade Pakistani teacher at a Muslim school was sentenced to a 15-year jail term in the United States on Friday on charges of aiding the Lashkar-e-Taiba.

Prosecutors had sought a sentence of 30 years for Ali Asad Chandia, 29, one of the 11 Muslim men charged in US District Court in Alexandria in June 2003 with training with and fighting for the LeT.

Chandia, they said, trained at a Lashkar camp in Pakistan and helped the group acquire equipment with potential military applications when he returned to the United States.

The equipment included unmanned aerial vehicles, night-vision equipment and wireless video cameras.

Federal investigators also found a CD-ROM in Chandia's car containing videos that glorified Osama bin Laden and the 19 hijackers who carried out the September 11 attacks, prosecutors said.

District Judge Claude M Hilton in Alexandria did not explain his reasoning as he imposed the sentence and ordered Chandia, who had been free on bond, into custody.

Earlier, Chandia, who teaches at a Muslim school in Maryland, had told the judge that he did not "deserve to spend a single day in prison."

With his voice shaking and rising in anger, Chandia said, "With Allah as my witness, I tell everyone that I am innocent. God knows that I did not support and would not support any terrorists."

Chandia's sentencing wrapped up an investigation that has produced more guilty verdicts than any domestic terrorism case in US since the attacks of September 11, 2001.

Six of the 11 men pleaded guilty, three were convicted at trial and two were acquitted.

The group's spiritual leader, Ali al-Timimi, was convicted in 2005 on charges that included soliciting others to levy war against the United States and contributing services to Afghanistan's former Taliban rulers. He was sentenced to life in prison.

The Justice Department has hailed the case as key to the domestic campaign against terrorism, saying that its post-September 11 mandate is to prevent attacks.
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Friday, August 25, 2006

Iran implementing Taliban-style laws

Iran has accelerated its journey into the 7th Century Middle East after the election of the new President Mahmoud Ahmadinijad.

Sometime back I posted this sad story of the tortured short life of an Iranian teenage girl. Earlier today also posted about how the Left-leaning anti-Bush US TV channel CBS is trying to make Ahmadinijad look good by failing to expose holes in his claims about Iran and its foreign policy.

I believe that Ahmadinijad is a new Hitler in the making. At this point it is only a suspicion impossible to prove, and it will probably not become clear to everybody till this new rising Hitler manages to get nuclear weapons and shows his true colours to everybody, not just America and Israel. At that point it is not clear what will happen.

On the one hand we will have the Al Qaeda Sunni terrorist group, and on the other hand we will have the Iran and its Shia terrorist organizations like Hezbollah to contend with.

If the Sunni and Shia terrorist organizations and countries work together, they can conceivably wipe Humanity and Civilization off the face of the earth. USA, UK, France, Germany, Russia, and India will the first targets for destruction of these Radical Islamists. Godless Communist states China and North Korea will be their allies at first. Later the Radical Islamists will destroy or convert the Communists too. Radical Islam will be the only remaining ideology on the planet, as bin Laden has several times said Allah has asked Muslims to do. And it is true that the Koran specifically asks Muslims to work for this circumstance to be brought about.

If the Shias and Sunnis fight among each other first, or if people in the Civilized world (the West and India) wake up earlier than expected, then it is possible that Radical Isam will be defeated and Civilization will survive. It is too early to tell what will happen.

It seems that the world is at a critical statge. There are many possible futures at this point.

Time Magazine reports:
Inside the Creeping Restrictions in Iran
For the past few months, Iranians have been subjected to stronger enforcement of Islamic codes. Is this a revival of the dogmatic strictures of the country's revolutionary past?

Posted Thursday, Aug. 24, 2006

An Iranian volunteer militiawoman.

When Behnaz Mohsenian, 29, started English lessons at the Najdad Institute in Tehran this spring, the 15 men and women in her class studied grammar sitting in mixed circles. Last month, the language institute divided male and female students into separate classes held on separate days of the week. Not long after, female staff began arriving at work dressed in full-length black chador, at the government-run institute's request. Now plans are under way to move the women's classes to a separate building, to eliminate altogether the possibility of illicit mingling. Promptly, a third of Mohsenian's classmates dropped out of the institute, preferring to study English elsewhere in integrated classrooms, or not at all. "It feels like your rights are being amputated," she says. "As if we're all incapable of behaving like normal people, and need to be regulated at all times."

Over the last few months, various branches of the Iranian government have stealthily worked to roll back social freedoms, re-institute gender segregation in some public academic institutions, and impose repressive Islamic codes that have been ignored here since the late 1990s. Because the Iranian system is composed of ministries with overlapping mandates and multiple security apparatuses that often act upon their own initiative, it is difficult to tell whether these measures signal a government-wide crackdown, or the individual efforts of radical government appointees emboldened by the Islamic conservatism of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

There is nothing new about the restrictions themselves. They were the grim reality of life here before the 1997 election of the liberalizer Mohammad Khatami. The difference today is the sporadic and velvet-gloved implementation of the old codes. Instead of announcing new bans or dispatching morality police onto the streets of Tehran to harass and arrest young people — the crude, classic measures that fomented much anger and discontent — the system is employing more subtle means that seek to make Iranians themselves, instead of uniformed agents of the state, the enforcers.

So discreet is this steady creep toward Talibanism that it only hit me last week, after a visit to the beauty salon. Usually, framed photos of coiffed brides adorn the walls, but I arrived to find the coffee-colored walls blank, save a clinical advertisement for fungus-fighting nail polish. Authorities had raided the salon two weeks prior, declaring images of unveiled women illegal and demanding they be taken down. In Iran, women's hair salons are off limits to men anyway, so it makes little sense why photos of coiffed women should be banned in a room full of women getting their hair coiffed.

Of course, in the spectrum of ways the clerics can oppress women and restrict their rights, this is perhaps not the most alarming. What is worrisome is the shift of focus. Under Khatami, the state relaxed many of its most repressive codes, especially those aimed at restricting women's access to public space and discouraging their participating in civic life. Women's singing, for example, banned for years after the revolution became permissible in group ensembles. But the sort of mentality that seeks to ban images of women typically wants also to control and restrict women's place in public life. At a recent concert in the town of Sari, the female members of Iran's only non-government orchestra were asked to play from behind a black curtain. They have been disinvited from an upcoming concert in northwestern Iran altogether.

There have been other warning signs, of course. But until that day at the beauty salon, I had ignored any hint of a return to 7th-century mores, preferring to savor a few extra weeks of denial before the government-issued burqa arrived at my doorstep. A month ago I met a few girlfriends for coffee at a café popular with young people. Upon lighting a cigarette, one of them was informed by the embarrassed owner that smoking is now illegal for women in cafés. Now half the women I know don't go out for coffee anymore. An ingenious way of stifling Tehran's bustling café scene without resorting to a single raid.

That same week, I showed up at the gym wearing the standard uniform of young, urban Iranian women: a veil, short coat and jeans. The receptionist told me the authorities had also paid them a visit; unless their women patrons started dressing more conservatively, the gym would be shut down. Again, the official warning was smoothly delivered via a civilian intermediary without ugly confrontation, and was perhaps even more effective for its underlying threat: if you don't dress the way we want, we will take away your ability to exercise. At the same time, authorities have targeted retailers of those popular short-coats, known as manteaus, and warned shop owners against stocking them. You still see women in the street wearing their fashionable, clingy manteaus, but over two weeks it took real effort to find them in shops. The idea is to make life difficult enough for retailers that they stop selling the sinful frocks altogether.

So who is behind these new restrictions, and why now, just as the establishment heads toward a collision with the West over its nuclear program? When President Ahmadinejad took office last summer, everyone watched nervously to see whether Islamic dogma would shape his domestic policies. To much delight, nothing changed; bootleg alcohol continued to flow, Western films and music were sold everywhere, women wore skimpy veils and tight pants, and couples held hands in the street. At the time, former officials and foreign policy analysts explained the surprise leniency as a triumph of Ahmadinejad's canniness: by staying out of Iranians' private lives, he built support across class lines for the country's nuclear program.

Some observers say Ahmadinejad himself has not ordered up the crackdown, but that it reflects the religious extremism of the officials he has appointed throughout national and provincial government. Others argue that hardliners throughout the system, not necessarily presidential appointees, have been emboldened by Hizballah's success in Lebanon; they consider the militia's feat a major victory for political Islam, and a validation of their radical mentality. Such hardliners have criticized Ahmadinejad's administration for being Hizballahi (religiously extreme) in appearance, but not in practice. "The president has shown he's not after imposing social or cultural pressures on people," says Amir Mohebbian, a prominent conservative analyst. "But when the atmosphere heats up, some officials start imposing their own tastes."

What's clear is that the restrictions are expanding by the day. Just this past week, trucks overflowing with confiscated, spindly satellite dishes rolled through my neighborhood in Tehran. Police have been systematically raiding neighborhoods throughout the city, rounding up illegal dishes, but unlike in the past, without issuing fines. Whether these measures are a temporary flare-up or here to stay remains to be seen. So far, the government seems undaunted by the marked lack of public enthusiasm for its Islamic causes. On the eve of the ceasefire in Lebanon and Israel, the establishment celebrated Hizballah's success as though it were an Iranian military victory. In addition to cooking the world's largest victory kebob (over 21 ft. long), the establishment asked Iranians through the state-controlled media to go up to their rooftops at an appointed hour, and shout "Allaho Akbar," or "God is Great." The tradition, borrowed from the early days of the Islamic Revolution, used to draw Iranians out en masse, and the city reverberated with their cries. But few heeded the call last week, and across most of Tehran there was silence.
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Thursday, August 24, 2006

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinijad is the new Hitler

Mahmoud Ahmadinijad, the elected President of Iran, has publicly called for the destruction of Israel on multiple occasions. He has also repeatedly declared that he considers the Jewish Holocaust -- the killing of 6 million Jews by Adolf Hitler -- a myth fabricated by the Western nations.

Under his leadership Iran has armed and supported the Hezbollah Shiite terrorist group to commit terrorist attacks on Israel from Labanon. He has also been secretly supplying enormous amounts of guns, ammunition, improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and other sophisticated explosives that are being used as road-side bombs to kill hundreds of US soldiers, and helping the Shiite militia of people like Moqtada al-Sadr and other Shiite terrorists in Iraq.

Because of its ties with Hezbollah, Iran is considered a terrorist state by most civilized countries on this planet except for Dhimmi, Radical-Islam-appeasing India.

America's Left-leaning, anti-Bush, and Radical-Islam-appeasing TV channel CBS has interviewed this terrorist leader of a terrorist state and given him multiple opportunities to attack Bush and America.

And here's the next part of the interview.

Ahmadinijad is a smart guy, and was well-prepared for the interview. While anti-Bush interviewer Mike Wallace made a show of arguing with him, he did not counter any of the ridiculous arguments that Ahmadinijad makes.

Ahmadinijad talks about Bush's approval ratings falling. While America is a free country where people are free to criticize their President, Iran is a totalitarian Radical Islamic state where criticism of the ruling clergy leads to execution. Iran ranks second-highest in the world after the Saudi Arabia for executions, with a population of just about 60 million. With a population of 1.1 billion, India has almost 20 times as many people as Iran does, and yet has nowhere near as many executions. (Here you can read a post I wrote about the painful short life of an Iranian teenage girl who was abused by the Ayyatollahs and Mullahs, sexually used, raped, tortured, and finally executed.)

So no wonder Ahmadinijad does not have to worry about his approval ratings; anybody not approving of him in Iran -- anybody speaking out against him -- does not live very long. The US is a democracy of free people. Iran is an Islamic theocracy of people who have no rights. Mike Wallace never points this out.

Ahmadinijad also claims that US broke off relations with Iran, and that the Western nations stopped co-operating with Iran after the Islamic Revolution of 1979 led to the removal of the Shah of Iran and the establishment of an Islamic theocracy. Mike Wallace fails to point out that the West, especially the US, broke off relations with Iran only after the Iranian Islamic thugs ("revolutionaries") invaded the US Embassy in Tehran (the US embassy was US territory under international law and Iran had no right to enter it without US permission, so the entry was essentially an invasion, and an act of war), held US diplomats hostage for 14 months, and killed 8 US soldiers (in a rescue attempt launched by the US in the US embassy which was US territory under international law, and therefore the U soldiers had every right to be there, but killing them was an act of war by Iran against the US).

After committing such multiple acts of war, how could Iran expect the US to continue as if nothing had happened ?

Mike Wallace did not point this out. I guess he hopes that most people don't know or remember much of history, and they will fail to realize that he failed to expose such glaring holes in Ahmadinijad's arguments. Since Mike Wallace is not an idiot, or totally ignorant of history, it seems that he deliberately avoided making these arguments, and intentionally helped Ahmadinijad look good.

Just because he and his CBS hates Bush so much ?

Ahmadinijad, when asked about Iran's nuclear program, said that they want peaceful nuclear energy only; they don't want the bomb. They said that the nuclear bomb's days are over; it's of no use in the future. Only economics will be important for the future.

Mike Wallace failed to ask why Iran cannot develop peaceful nuclear energy with IAEA inspectors watching to make sure that it does not secretly make the bomb. Peaceful nuclear energy development under IAEA inspection is what the NPT requires, and Iran is bound to obey that because it has signed the NPT. Treaties signed must be honoured.

Instead, Iran kicked out the international IAEA inspectors, and continues to carry out secret nuclear activities and experiments that are suspected to be aimed at getting the nuclear bomb.

Iran has vast amounts of natural gas. It will not have an energy shortage for several decades, if not centuries. So it has no need to develop nuclear energy at all. It is very likely that it is trying to make the bomb. The nuclear energy program is just a smokescreen.

Mike Wallace failed to make any of these points.

Ahmadinijad claimed that the days of the bomb are over. This sounds nice, but is completely false. The days of a weapon get over only when the weapon is no longer potent and useful for destruction. The nuclear bomb remains extremely potent. Terrorists can use them. Rogue states like Iran, Pakistan, or North Korea can use them. Its days are certainly not over. Ahmadinijad is lying to make it look like he is not interested in the nuclear bomb at all.

The man has repeatedly called for "wiping Israel off the map". He believes in an ideology that promises him Heaven and 72 virgins for his enjoyment if he carries out Allah's wish (destruction of kafirs, like Jews etc). So what do you think he would do if he had the nuclear bomb ? Even a kindergarten kid would see it: he would use the bomb on Israel.

Ahmadinijad also said (about America in general, and President Bush in particular) "Those who do not accept the invitation to good do not have a good ending". This was a direct threat to destroy America. "Not having a good ending" means getting killed, like the people who died on 9/11. When Mike Wallace asked "What does that mean ?", Ahmadinijad said "Well, his appoval ratings are falling." This was such a blatant attempt to obfuscate his earlier threat. "Not having a good ending" does not mean losing an election. Bush has already been President twice anyway, and cannot be President any more times. Ahmadinijad was threatening to destroy America, and he means it.

Whether you like America or not, Iran cannot be your friend. After America is destroyed he will surely target other major kafir countries like Russia, Germany, France, UK, and other major nations of Western Europe, and India.

Ahmadinijad is a dangerous man. He is fully capable of becoming the new Hitler.

Glenn Beck catches several of the points I mentioned above, and points out clearly how Mike Wallace failed to argue effectively with Ahmadinijad.

Joel C. Rosenberg correctly identifies how grave a threat Radical Islam poses to the continuation of the Civilized World.

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What YOU can do to prevent terror attacks III

About a month ago, right after the Mumbai bomb blasts of July 11 2006, I wrote that the reason India is being repeatedly attacked with impunity, while countries like USA, Spain or UK have been attacked just once (9/11, 3/11and 7/7 respectively in that order) is because the people of USA, UK and Spain have not yet forgotten those attacks, while we Indians have been made to forget them by our leaders and their pet mainstream newspaper, TV, radio, and online media; because our "leaders" have no real interest in protecting us, and would instead prefer to concentrate on stealing our money to stuff it in their Swiss bank accounts.

I introduced these ideas first in this post, and then elaborated in this post.

This was at a time when our mainstream media was again pulling the same stunt: programming us mentally to "get back to normalcy". "Everything is back to normal" they were announcing with a sense of proud callousness and complacency.

Would they have said "everything is back to normal" if their own kith and kin had died in the attacks ? Would our "leaders" have said "everything is back to normal" if their near and dear ones had died ?

Our "leaders" and their near and dear ones, along with their entire extended families, are all guarded by our brave soldiers, police officers, and Black Cat comandos. All this is done by people like us, common men risking their lives to protect "Very Very Important Persons".

All this is done with money we pay in taxes, money that comes from the back-breaking labour put in by the farmers, labourers, factory workers, child labourers, office-workers, shop-keepers, rickshaw-pullers, bus and truck-drivers and everybody else that keeps the country and its economy running.

Knowing that they are safe, our "leaders" choose not to worry about the terrorism problem. Only we common people are at risk from terrorists; nothing can happen to the "leaders". They forget that it is we the common people who keep the country running, and we who spend the money and send our own children to serve in the Army that keeps them safe.

So, our "leaders" have told us to pretend everything is "normal" after each attack. For them, everything is indeed normal. They don't care whether we live or die, as long as their Swiss bank accounts stay healthy.

For us, everything must not be normal. We are at daily risk of death. This is NOT NORMAL. This is an ABNORMAL situation. And we must FORCE our "leaders" to STOP taking us for granted and showing the callous disregard for our lives that they have shown for the last 30 years of Pakistani terrorism.

It is the duty of the Government to keep citizens safe. Countries like Israel and USA that take the duty seriously go to war over the lives of just one or two people. In India the Government does not even care. I am not saying India should go to war with Pakistan. Pakistan has better military technology and weapons than Lebanon did, and India has less money than Israel (which gets money from rich Jews in USA) does, and also less technology. So war with Pakistan at this point of time is not optimal.

But there are other possibilities than going to war. The Government of India has refused to show political will to fight terrorism. It has weakened and scrapped anti-terrorist laws like TADA or POTA, even as countries like USA that place such a high value on civil rights, democracy and personal liberty have enacted strict laws like PATRIOT ACT after 9/11 to fight Radical Islamic terror.

Our Government does not care about our lives; it is more concerned about preserving its account with the Muslim Vote Bank.

In spite of so many terror attacks, the Home Minister Shivraj Patil has not even made a statement. And the mainstream media has refused to call for his resignation.

There was a time when Indian Ministers took moral responsibility and resigned when they failed to do their jobs. Railway Ministers used to resign after major accidents killed a few hundred people. Since the UPA Government took power terror attacks have occurred every one to three months, and yet nobody takes responsibility. Does Home Minister Shivraj Patil have no shame ?

In this situation, what should we ordinary citizens do ?

I had suggested in my this post that we should highlight the stories of the victims of terrorist attacks, to make sure they do not get forgotten. To make sure that our mainstream media and its political masters do not succeed in distracting us with other things, so that we stop demanding that they take serious action.

I have since received quite a bit important feedback from my dear Readers through both comments on the blog and email. After carefully going through all the communication I have received, I have decided that the time has come to proceed a bit more in the direction I had outlined earlier.

[In particular, I am grateful to dear Reader Vivek Thyagarajan for writing the crucial comment that helped me make my final decision in this regard. Thank you Vivek !]

One of the reasons I needed time since I wrote the two earlier posts on what YOU and me can do to stop terror attacks before I could say more was because I was still debating in my mind what would be the best course of action. Secondly, I needed enough of my dear Readers to have read and appreciated my earlier posts to allow the plan I am about to propose to succeed.

If you have read my two earlier posts, maybe you feel I am going forward too slowly. Please be patient. We will need time to do what we want to do. We cannot achieve our goals if we are in a hurry. But I promise you that if we all co-operate with each other and patiently work together following discussions we will have on this blog, email, and associated channels, we will win, and sooner than you think. It may be as little as two years, according to the plan I have presented in the second half of this post.

Two years is not a long time when compared to how long it took to get Independence from the British, and the 60 years of Nehru Dynasty misrule that have passed since then.

Here is my current suggestion: Citizens' Journalism. To empower ourselves and make ourselves heard we must practise journalism ourselves; the mainstream news media does not care about anything beyond making profits for their super-rich owners (people like Ashok Mittal etc who are not at risk of terror attacks as they have body-guards and other extensive security measures) and keeping the political "leaders" happy.

I am presenting a step-by-step plan that I believe will work.

First, form a team. Choose two to two hundred close friends who share our views about the need to make sure the terror victims are not forgotten in the interest of preventing future terror attacks. To find out if they share these views just forward them this article and see whether they suggest forming a team with you. If they share our views, they will tell you as soon as they see you sending this article to them.

The goal of this team will be to talk to people who have suffered from terror attacks and find out how they are doing. We want to present their stories to the rest of India. What are their names ? What do they look like ? Where did they live ? Who or what did they lose ? Did they get the compensation they were promised ? How are they managing to get by now ? Do they need help ? All this information and more. Why should only the mainstream media have the exclusive right to (not) do so ?

Second step: Once you have the team send me the names of the team members and which city they will be working on. I will publish it on this blog so that teams in the same city can know about each other and collaborate if they want to. United we stand, Divided we fall. If we have large teams we may be able to get more done than we could otherwise. As you will see as soon as you look at the Third Step below, the teams' goals will not be easy to achieve and it will help to have a large team with extensive social networks and contacts.

Third step: This is the hardest. Through word of mouth, you have to discover at least some of victims of the terror attacks. Do you know why this is hard ? Because people who suffer from misfortune become invisible. Women who lose their husbands and become the liability of their in-laws or their parents commit suicide. Children orphaned by terror attacks with nobody to care for them run away from unfriendly relatives' homes or abusive foster-care facilities. People who lose their arms or legs or become bed-ridden are reduced to poverty and disappear into the night, feeling ashamed for something that was not their fault at all.

That is why it is so hard to find victims.

A big part of the job for teams from Mumbai has already been done by Vivek Thyagarajan. He kindly pointed out to me that a full list of Mumbai blast victims, with then-current home addresses, is available on the internet at: People from other cities who want to search for terror victims in their own cities will need to keep searching.

Please be sensitive to the legitimate desire for privacy many of these victim families will probably have. Most of them have already been harassed by journalists looking for hot news. Then they had to run from pillar to post to get Government compensation, if they did get it at all. And now they are tired unhappy and helpless. Be sensitive to them. Explain to them gently what we are trying to do. Explain to them that you are not there to pity them. You are there to get the Truth from them about what happened, because their brothers and sisters in the rest of the country want to know.

Once they see that you truly care about them, and are not exploitative newspaper reporters callously and uncaringly simply looking for hot news, they will open up to you.

Fourth step: Send all the information you collect -- stories of victims' families, their silent appeals for help, pictures -- to me. I will publish them on this blog and make it available to anybody with access to the internet. We must publish detailed accounts of how the victims' families are doing, uncensored. If they need help (as I believe they surely do) we must publish details of how people can help them. This will serve two purposes: one, helping the victims, and two, getting other people to see how badly they are suffering, without the censored cleaned-up story the mainstream media tries to present to us ("Everything is back to normal", "People are showing great resilience", "Sonia Gandhi salutes the spirit of Mumbai", etc).

I believe that looking at sensitive close accounts of how badly the terror victims are suffering will create a massive public outcry that the mainstream media will not be able to ignore. They too will have to publish such information. That will help us achieve our goal: bringing that information to everybody in India, not just those who have access to the internet. The mainstream media is insensitive, profit-hungry, and run by people who do not care about us. But they care about their profits. Using that, we will able to force them to report the Truth, because otherwise they would lose all credibility, and therefore the profits they care so much about. When the story of the hundreds of thousands of victims of terrorism over the last 30 years reaches the common people of India, the "leaders" will no longer be able to concentrate on their stolen money and Swiss bank acounts. They will be forced to act against terror SERIOUSLY (not the half-hearted fighting they are pretending to do now). The only Indian who ever led a SERIOUS and honest fight against terrorism was K P S Gill who fought against Bhindralwale and Pakistani-sponsored terrorism in Punjab in the name of Sikhism. All others have been only pretending to take action. It is quite obvious looking at the results: only K P S Gill achieved any results; all others have failed to stop terror.

The approach I have written above (using mainstream media's weakness -- its need for profits -- to control it so that we can use its strength to reach all of offline India, a reach we do not have by ourselves being restricted to publishing on the internet) is an example of an approach used profitably by Chanakya Kautilya: observe your enemies' and others' strengths and weaknesses. Decide what you want to make them do. Then find out how you can use their strengths to your advantage by making then do what you want (using their weaknesses).

The third step will not be easy. Do not try to do it alone. United we stand, Divided we fall. You must work in teams. To form teams, you must start from step 1. Do not jump to step 3 directly. If we are too hasty and too impatient, we will not succeed. This is a struggle for the long haul, we must work with patience and forbearance, content to make slow progress as long as we make progress.

It is not easy to patiently work making slow progress for a long time.

But then, who ever said it would be easy to stop terror attacks ?

It will be a difficult journey and I wish you all success. I will look forward to hearing from you.

We are all soldiers of our Mother India. As one soldier to another, I salute you.

Jai Hind !
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Pictures of Fascist UPA Government beating up Indian students

Our UPA Government talks with terrorists and beats up innocent school students. What a lovely set of morals it has.

The above pictures from the Times of India and Rediff show Indian medical students in Delhi being brutally attacked with painful and often deadly water cannons, and tear-gas by the UPA Government's police. Their crime: they were peacefully protesting against the 49.5% Reservations proposed by Human Resource Destruction Minister Arjun Singh. You can also see pictures of police beating up Indian students during anti-reservation protests in May 2006 here.

The Government has no backbone to fight with terrorists who have been attacking us daily in J&K and every few months in other parts of India. But when it comes to beating up harmless people like you and me, it is ready.

Help put a stop to this infamous injustice. Forward this information to everyone you know.

Make sure everybody appreciates the Government's priorities: being nice to terrorists, and beating up harmless and innocent students. The mainstream news media is not at all mentioning this contrast in behaviour. It is simply reporting the news as if all this is normal, as if there is no ridiculous and outrageous imbalance in the Government's behaviour.

Forward this article to everyone you know. We want EVERYBODY in India to say in one thundering voice all around, all over the country: " Down with UPA. Down with Arjun Singh. Down with Sonia Nehru. Down with Nehru Dynasty. Down with Congress."

It is time for Congress Party to either get rid of Nehru Dynasty, or die.

Make that happen. If we are united, they will be afraid of us.

We are the people of India. If we speak, all "leaders" must listen. Nehru Dynasty will tremble in fear and disappear when it sees our righteous rage.

Just speak up. Stand up. Be heard. See the new India being born. The India our Freedom Fighters like Bhagat Singh, Netaji, and others imagined. The India that was killed at birth by the treacherous Nehru Dynasty that has controlled ever since.

It is finally time for the treachery and corruption to end. Just like common people like Chandragupta Maurya and Chanakya Kautilya got rid of the stinking corrupt Nanda Dynasty, common people like you and me will get rid of the stinking corrupt Nehru Dynasty.

Before he became Emperor, Chandragupta was a poor boy of the Mori tribe who collected and sold peacock feathers for a living. Chanakya was a poor Brahmin who begged for a living. And yet they were able to topple the Nanda Dynasty. How ?

When corruption and injustice rises to a peak, the regime in power becomes an empty shell; even a light impact can crack its facade of power and send it tumbling down like a pack of cards. The Nehru Dynasty is rapidly approaching such a state.

Let's unite to bring it down. To bring down all the corruption and injustice it represents. Let's send Sonia Nehru to jail for the murders of Rajesh Pilot and Madhav Rao Scindia, and for the stolen Bofors money. Let's send Lallu to jail for the innumerable murders he committed over a 15-year misrule in Bihar. Let's send Arjun Singh and Ambubani Ramadoss to jail for trying to divide Indian Hindus on Caste lines for their narrow political gians. In 60 years since Independence, in spite of so many scams, no politician has ever been actually convicted; they are always acquitted. They are sometimes kept in judicial custody while in trial (like Lallu during his trial) but that is before conviction; so they are not really sent to jail but just kept in "judicial custody" in a five-star hotel or guest-house on tax-payer expense. That's not like being in jail at all.

Let's change all that. It is our country. We can do whatever we want, if we just go about it unitedly. Is it that hard ? Not any more, thanks to the internet. The Govt controls TV radio newspapers books and cinema. But the internet revolution caught it unprepared. Use this opportunity.

Be a part of the Revolution. See the Rising India.

Communication is the first step towards organization. Forward this communication to everyone you know.
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Guru Teg Bahadur gave his head to Aurangzeb, not hair

There are disturbing reports that a Sikh youth Inderpreet Singh's hair was forcibly cut by some miscreants. It is reported that jealosy and rivalry in a love affair was behind this shameful act. The accused has been named as Arjun Meena, which seems to be a Hindu name. This is a matter of great shame.

When Kashmiri Hindus were being massacred by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, they had approached all non-Muslim rulers of various parts of India. The Rajputs, the Marathas, and the Sikhs were the only forces that could save them. The Marathas were too far away. The Rajputs had been weakened by decades of Mughal attacks. The Sikhs, led by the Ninth Sikh Guru -- Guru Teeg Bahadur -- came to the rescue of the Kashmiri Pandits. This was in the year 1675.

The Sikhs fought valiantly against the Mughals. Aurangzeb was forced to abandon the massacre of the Kashmiri Hindus and bring his armies back to Delhi to save him from the Sikhs. This is the only reason there are still some Hindus left in Kashmir. If not for the Sikhs, Hinduism would have been completely obliterated from there, like it has now been completely obliterated from Pakistan, and Buddhism from Afghanistan, Central Asia, etc.

But eventually the Sikhs were overwhelmed by the far larger Mughal armies (in which most of the solders were Hindu, many were valiant Rajput soldiers sent to serve the Mughals by smaller Rajput kingdoms who had made peace with the Mughals).

Guru Teg Bahadur was captured later in the year in 1675 itself and brought to the Mughal Court in Delhi. Aurangzeb told him that he would let him go with his life if he was willing to cut off his hair.

This was tantamount to asking the Sikh Guru -- the top Sikh religious leader -- to give up Sikhism. Because the Sikh religion requires him to keep his hair. If Guru Teg Bahadur had done that, Sikhs would have lost all self-respect. Sikhism would have been destroyed as a religion. Aurangzeb's decade-long efforts to convert the Sikhs to Islam would have finally succeeded.

Guru Teg Bahadur politely answered that he would gift the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb not only his hair, but his head along with it.

Aurangzeb then ordered the execution of Guru Teg Bahadur.

He gave his head because he was not willing to cut his hair.

With this knowledge, seeing the conduct of Arjun Meena and the other miscreants who cut off Inderjit's hair is especially deplorable.

All attempts must be done by Hindus to compensate for this crime in any manner possible.

Sikhs have already gone on the rampage with swords and other weapons in Jaipur and other parts of Punjab. Hindus must not react with violence.

Sikhs are not Muslims. Mahatma Gandhi's appeasement of Muslims did not work. But Sikhs are very different.

All 10 Sikh Gurus were born in Hindu families. Sikhism never had a problem with Hinduism till Indira Nehru used Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale to create Hindu-Sikh disunity in Punjab to win elections there with Hindu vote bank defeating the Akali Dal. Later Pakistan used Bhindranwale and the situation went completely out of hand.

Sikhism was Hinduism's response to 600 years of Islamic invasions.

Sikhism and Hinduism are meant to co-exist in peace.

The damage done by Indira Nehru to 500-year-old Hindu-Sikh unity in Punjab was repaired by the brave Sikh son of India K P S Gill.

No further damage must be allowed to happen.

If you are Hindu, forward this article to all your Sikh friends. It is difficult to apologize for other people's crimes and talk about sensitive subjects. This article will fulfil that purpose. It will be a silent "Thank you" from you to your Sikh friends on behalf of Hinduism for the sacrifices they have made to save your brothers and sisters in Kashmir from Aurangzeb. We have never thanked them for it. This article will also be a silent apology to them for the misconduct of whoever cut the Sikh boy's hair.

If you are Sikh, if any Hindu friends of yours forward you this article, then write back to them a short note saying what you think. Promise to each other that you will both remember at the back of your mind for the rest of your lives the importance of maintaining Hindu-Sikh Unity, and will lose no opportunity to help make this Unity stronger.

Sat Shri Akal. Jai Shri Ram. Jai Hind.

Rediff reports:
Forced haircut of Sikh: Main accused arrested

Arjun Meena, the main accused in the alleged forcible cutting of the hair of a Sikh youth, was arrested on Thursday from the domestic airport in Delhi.

Meena was arrested by a team of Rajasthan police, Vishal Bansal , superintendent of police, Jaipur said.

The alleged cutting of hair of 17-year-old Inderpreet Singh sparked protests by members of the community, who went on a rampage on Tuesday, brandishing swords and injuring two policemen in brick-batting.

Members of the community also staged violent protests and enforced shutdowns in several towns of Punjab and elsewhere on Wednesday even as action was taken against two policemen for negligence in handling the incident.

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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Those who do not want to sing Vande Mataram should go to Pakistan

The "secular" (anti-Hindu) Congress Party has declared that "Vande Mataram", the National Song of India that motivated our Freedom Fighters barely 60 years ago, does not need to be sung by people (Radical Islamists) whose extremist religious views are against calling India their Mother. This was unthinkable just a few months ago. The National Song is just as Holy and Sacred to the Patriots who love India as the National Anthem or the National Flag..

Tomorrow Radical Islamists will tell us that their religious views are also against payig obeisance to the National Flag, or standing to attention when the National Anthem is sung, and our "secular" leaders will surely oblige. Muslim population of India is growing, and appeasement of Radical Islam will only accelerate as a result.

Every 10 years, India holds a census. The data shows that the percentage of India that is Muslim has been rising by 1% on an average from one census to the next. In 1961, Muslims were 10.7% of India. In 1971, they had risen to 11.2% of the Indian population. Currently, in 2006 it is estimated that Muslims comprise about 15% of India's population. The data till 2001 from the Census of India can be found here. You can easily verify what I am saying. The conclusion is very clear: we are facing an Islamic Population Time-Bomb.

There is still time. Those of us -- Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Christians, Parsis, and non-Radical Muslims -- who want to live in a truly secular society, not in the kind of societies that exist in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Lebanon, Syria, Afghanista, Central Asia, etc, must unite together to stop this continuing and steadily accelerating slide of Indian society into Radical Islam.

The first major push towards Radical Islam after Independence occurred when Rajiv Nehru over-ruled the Supreme Court judgement awarding alimony to the 62-year-old "talaq talaq talaq"-divorced house-wife of a 40-year marriage of 5 children -- Shah Bano. The Muslim Personal Law was established establishing de-facto Islamic Shariah Law to govern the lives of Muslim women. [The Muslim Personal Law Board makes decisions based on the Koran and Shariah Law; the Supreme Court for practical purposes has no right to interfere in the uncicilized and medieval decisions they reach. With Indian Muslims living under the medieval Shariah Law India is not a secular state by any stretch of imagination.]

Subsequent pushes are coming with increasing frequency. Indian Muslims have rioted against Danish cartoons killing innocent Hindus for no fault of theirs. Indian Muslims have prevented Hindu religious festivals in Muslim-majority areas like Aligarh using rioting. And Indian Muslim groups like SIMI that have existed for several decades with the declared aim of re-establishing Radical Islamic rule in India, are carrying out terrorist attacks against innocent Indian citizens co-operating with Pakistan-based terror groups like Al Qaeda.

And finally, now these Radical Islamists have shown the gall to openly insult India's National Song.

In a few more years they will stop recognizing the National Anthem, and the National Flag soon after.

Then new 1947-style riots will start, and Muslims will take another 25% of remaning India to Pakistan or Bangladesh.

And the cycle will continue, until India's Hindu Sikh Buddhist and Jain heritage vanishes -- like the now-disappeared Hindu heritage of Pakistan and Bangladesh, the Buddhist heritage of Central Asia and Afghanistan, the Parsi heritage of Persia (Iran), and the Christian heritage of Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, and the rest of the Middle East.

To stop all this, the action we must take today is clear. We must unitedly tell the Radical Islamists: Anybody who does not want to sing Vande Mataram has no business being in India and can kindly go to Pakistan.

People not loyal to India must be kicked out.

Create awareness of this issue. The mainstream media is playing it down. The politicians are playing it down. But this is a very serious issue. Tell everyone you know about this issue; send them this article.

Only after we create awareness among a sufficiently large number of Indians will we be able to force the mainstream media and thereafter the Government to do what we want them to do.

Jai Hind !

Retired IAS Officer V. Sundaram writes on News Today (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3):
To reject Vande Mataram is not treason ?


The Government of India have issued a directive to the State governments for recitation of Vande Mataram in educational institutions during a celebration on 7 September, 2006 to mark the National Song's centenary.

National song Vande Mataram is 'against Islamic beliefs' and asking Muslims to sing it would amount to 'suppression' of the community', Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari said on Sunday.

Addressing a press meet in Allahabad, Syed Ahmed Bukhari, who is also patron of the United Democratic Front, said: 'According to the tenets of Islam, one could love one's country and even lay down one's life for it if the circumstances so demand. But when it comes to worship only Allah is given that honour. A Muslim cannot worship his or her parents, motherland and even the Prophet though they are held in high esteem.

Ever since independence, all governments at the Centre and in the states have been suppressing Muslims. This proposal is yet another example. If somebody sings Vande Mataram voluntarily, I have no objections. But if people are forced to do so, it will meet with resistance.'

The simple question to be asked by the effete and ever obliging Islam- embracing UPA Government is whether Bukhari is above the sacred traditions of the land. If Bukhari is right, then Bala Gangathar Tilak, Sri Aurobindo and hundreds of great nationalist leaders who fought for our country's freedom were wrong. For all of them Vande Mataram meant India's freedom and India's freedom meant Vande Mataram. Millions of our countrymen marched against the British Raj with the song of Vande Mataram on their lips.

Zafaryab Jilani, a member of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has said, 'Reciting Vande Mataram is against the tenets of the shariat (islamic law). There are some lines in Vande Mataram which go against our religion. However, Muslims have no problem in reciting the National Anthem, Jana gana mana.' What are the national credentials of this patriotic Indian to sit in judgement on Vande Mataram? I have every right as a patriotic Hindu to ask this simple question though I will not ask the same question in Pakistan or Bangladesh or Iran or Iraq.

All India Muslim united Morcha vice-president M Asiddique has also denounced the move, saying, 'the recitation of Vande Mataram is against Islam and that the Muslims would under no circumstances allow their children to recite the song'.

Another AIMPLB member, Khalid Rashid Firangi Mahali, has aired similar views and demanded scrapping of the move.

The Centre has sought the Uttar Pradesh Government's help for the concluding function of the 'Vande Mataram' Centenary Celebrations', wherein the song will be sung in all schools, colleges and educational institutions on 7 September.

An official release issued in Lucknow on Saturday has said that a letter from Union Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh has been received by Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav, seeking his help for successfully holding the function. Necessary directives according to the wishes of Arjun Singh for ensuring the recital of the song's first two stanzas at 11 am on 7 September have been issued to concerned officials, the release said.

Patriotism and loyalty are indivisible, inexorable, immutable and inalienable. The effete and ever Islam-embracing UPA Government does not subscribe to this view. A great Statesman said that when you are in doubt, take your lessons from your own national history. Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari, three Members of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board(AIMPLB), Zafaryab Jilani, Khalid Rashid, Firangi Mahali and India Muslim united Morcha vice-president M Asiddique are all behaving very much the same way as the Ali Brothers, Maulana Mohammed Ali and Maulana Shoukat Ali during the days of Khilafat Movement in 1921. The Ali Brothers had more than once affirmed their loyalty to the doctrine of PAN-ISLAMISM. Mohammed Ali in 1921 addressed a letter to Amanulla, the Amir of Afghanistan, inviting him to invade India. Unlike the anti National pseudo-neutral UPA Government today, the British Government reacted in an effective way by arresting the Ali Brothers. The following statement of Mohammed Ali before the Jury in the Sessions Court with regard to his stand vis-à-vis the Afghan invasion only confirmed his complicity:

'If His Majesty the Amir of Afghanistan is impelled by the same religious motive to contemplate Jehad against those who are in wrongful occupation of the Jazirutal-Arab and the holy places;' who aim at the weakening of Islam and deny to us the full freedom to advocate its cause,'then the clear law of Islam requires that no Mussalman should render any assistance against the Amir, and if the Jehad approaches his region every Mussalman must join the Mujahidin and assist them to the best of his or her power'.

When Mahatma Gandhi gave a call in 1921 for the burning of foreign cloth by calling it a religious duty of all Indians, all the great leaders like Rajaji, Motilal Nehru, C R Das and millions of our countrymen made bonfire of English cloth. However the 'patriotic' Mussalmans of the Khilafat Movement sent all the foreign clothes for the use of their Turkish brethren. It was the national Khilafat duty of India to die for Turkey but not vice versa!!

When Lord Curzon partitioned Bengal in 1905, his only political aim was to divide India and to create two nations �� a Muslim Nation and a Hindu Nation. Anticipating the rise of the Swadeshi Movement in Bengal, Lord Curzon wrote to Lord Brodrick in 1904: 'If we are weak enough to yield to their Swadeshi clamour now, we shall not be able to dismember or reduce Bengal again ; and you, will be cementing and solidifying on Eastern flank of India , a force almost formidable and certain to be a source of increasing trouble in the future'.

The seeds of future Pakistan were thus sown by Lord Curzon. In his book called Awakening of India, Ramsey Macdonald (later the British Prime Minister) written after his visit to India in 1910 wrote: 'The partition of Bengal was not merely a blunder : it was an indictable offence. By a division, which neither administrative convenience, nor historical tradition, nor ordinary sagacity could justify, Lord Curzon divided the Bengali-speaking people. Moreover, the Bengal partition was accompanied by a series of administrative and judicial acts which definitely ranged the government of India against the Hindu and taught him that our administration declined to do justice to him. Mohammedans proclaiming physical strike from the housetops were hardly cautioned : Hindus whispering their grievances were treated as criminals' is of the greatest political significance to note that the date afterwards given in the Alipore bomb trials as that when the murderous conspiracy commenced was the day when Lord Curzon did his worst act in India by partitioning Bengal.

Thus Lord Curzon converted the Hindus of Bengal into third class citizens by his scheme of Partition of Bengal. The Congress Government in India after independence has converted 850 millions of Hindus in majority in India into third class citizens -- dumb and impotent denizens through the twin swords of Pseudo-Secularism and Minority Right-ism. The cultural, religious and spiritual traditions, feelings, hopes, urges, aspirations and above all susceptibilities of 85% of the majority Hindus can be cast aside by a handful of Muslim Clerics in our hopelessly wretched land. This is indeed pseudo-secular democracy at its noblest, if not purest.

Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari, three Members of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), Zafaryab Jilani, Khalid Rashid, Firangi Mahali and India Muslim United Morcha Vice-President M Asiddique are all behaving very much the same way as the Ali Brothers, Maulana Mohammed Ali and Maulana Shaukat Ali did during the days of Khilafat Movement in 1921.

These Muslim clerics today are dismissing great patriots like Bankim Chandra Chatterjee who composed the immortal Vande Mataram song, Swami Vivekananda, Shri.Aurobindo, Bipin Chandra Pal, C R Das, Surendranath Banerjee, Bal Gangadhar Tilak and others with contempt. All of them derive their spiritual inspiration from Maulana Mohammed Ali who paid this 'noble' (!!) tribute to Mahatma Gandhi in 1924 in Aligarh and Ajmer: 'However pure Mr. Gandhiji's character may be, he must appear to me from the point of view of religion inferior to any Mussalman, even though he be without character'. An year later when he was questioned at a public meeting in Lucknow, the immortal and irreplaceable Maulana Mohammed Ali cheerfully accepted and even 'improved' (!!) upon his previous command performance by saying: Yes, according to my religion and creed, I do hold an adulterous and a fallen Mussalman to be better than Mahatma Gandhi.

This great reward and tribute Mahatma Gandhi got from Maulana Mohammed Ali for having fully supported the Khilafat Movement by functioning as its Chairman. When the news came that Mohammed Ali and his brother Shaukat Ali were to be put behind bars on charges of treason, Mahatma Gandhi declared at Allahabad on May 10th 1921: I cannot understand why the Ali Brothers are going to be arrested as the rumour goes, and why am I to remain free. They have done nothing which I would not do. If they had sent a message to the Amir of Afghanistan, that if he came, no Indian, so long as I can help it, would help the government to drive him back.

The hypocrisy of intellectually and ideologically debauched Congressmen and the degenerate Congress party can be clearly seen in the disgraceful statement issued by the Party spokesman Abhishek Singhvi who has fully endorsed Union HRD Minister Arjun Singh's views to the effect that the direction issued by his Ministry to educational institutions on recitation of 'Vande Mataram' in educational institutions is not mandatory but 'voluntary in nature' and any community is free to recite it or not. Abhishek Singhvi has declared: 'Congress party and the country is proud of the national song 'Vande Mataram' which had electrified our freedom fighters and who made umpteen sacrifices....Even then if a community or group feels otherwise, they are free to recite it or not. We agree with the Union Minister Arjun Singh in this regard'.

In order to put an end to the controversy over a central directive for the recitation of the Vande Mataram song in schools on 7 September 2006, Arjun Singh said on Sunday while addressing a minority academic institution in Varanasi that it was not mandatory. According to him, the recitation of the song is aimed at paying tributes to freedom fighters and martyrs. Arjun Singh is talking in multiple voices. It is clear from his declared views that singing our sacred National Song of Vande Mataram is optional, voluntary and non-mandatory.

The problems we are facing from some of the leading anti-national Muslims today started with Gandhiji's unconditional support for the Khilafat Movement in 1920-21. Achyuth Patwardhan, one of the Socialist stalwarts in the Congress, has given a remarkably candid and self critical analysis of the Congress Party vis-a-vis Khilafat: 'It is, however, useful to recognise our share of this error of misdirection. To begin with, I am convinced that looking back upon the course of development of the freedom movement, THE 'HIMALAYAN ERROR' of Gandhiji's leadership was the support he extended on behalf of the Congress and the Indian people to the Khilafat Movement at the end of the World War I. This has proved to be a disastrous error which has brought in its wake a series of harmful consequences. On merits, it was a thoroughly reactionary step. The Khilafat was totally unworthy of support of the Progressive Muslims. Kemel Pasha established this solid fact by abolition of the Khilafat. The abolition of the Khilafat was widely welcomed by enlightened Muslim opinion the world over and Kemel was an undoubted hero of all young Muslims straining against Imperialist domination. But apart from the fact that Khilafat was an unworthy reactionary cause, Mahatma Gandhi had to align himself with a sectarian revivalist Muslim Leadership of clerics and maulvis. He was thus unwittingly responsible for jettisoning sane, secular, modernist leadership among the Muslims of India and foisting upon the Indian Muslims a theocratic orthodoxy of the Maulvis. Maulana Mohammed Ali's speeches read today appear strangely incoherent and out of tune with the spirit of secular political freedom. The Congress Movement which released the forces of religious liberalism and reform among the Hindus, and evoked a rational scientific outlook, placed the Muslims of India under the spell of orthodoxy and religious superstition by their support to the Khilafat leadership. Rationalist leaders like Jinnah were rebuffed by this attitude of Congress and Gandhi. This is the background of the psychological rift between Congress and the Muslim League'.

Dr Anne Besant another Congress President also spoke about the folly of the Congress Khilafat Policy when she said: 'Since the Khilafat agitation, things have changed and it has been one of the many injuries inflicted on India by the encouragement of the Khilafat crusade, that the inner Muslim feeling of hatred against 'unbelievers' has sprung up, naked and unashamed, as in years gone by'.

Gopalakrishna Gokhale, another stalwart Congress leader said: 'The seven crores of Muslims here have become more or less hostile to our national aspirations'.

Many great Hindu leaders of the time like Swami Shraddhananda were greatly perturbed by Mahatma Gandhi's blind and foolish support for violent Muslim intransigence. Men like Ali Brothers, with known Pan-Islamic loyalty, were repeatedly proclaiming on the public platform from 1921 to 24 that in the event of the British either out of sheer exhaustion or disgust, the integrity of India could be safeguarded only by the 'compassionate' Muslims with their spiritual belief in International brotherhood. For, they alone could secure the sympathy and support of their trustworthy co-religionists residing beyond the North-Western border. It was in accordance with this conviction and strategy that Muslim leaders including those in the Congress were clamouring for greater recruitment of the hilly people of North-Western Province to the Indian army. All the top ranking Hindu leaders of that time like C.R. Das, Lala Lajpat Rai and Surendranath Banerjee saw the mortal danger that lay ahead in this dastardly anti-national plan of the Muslims. Lala Lajpat Rai wrote a prophetic letter to C R Das in 1924: 'I am not afraid of seven crores of Muslims of Hindustan but I think the seven crores of Hindustan plus the armed marauders of Afghanistan, Central Asia, Arabia, Mesopotamia and Turkey will be irresistible. I do honestly and sincerely believe in the necessity or desirability of Hindu-Muslim Unity. I am also fully prepared to trust the Muslim leaders, but what about the injunctions of the Quran and the Hadis? The Muslim leaders cannot override them. Are we then doomed? I hope not. I hope your learned mind and wise head will find some way out of this difficulty.'

A terrible and gruesome fallout of the disastrous Khilafat experiment of Mahatma Gandhi was the Moplah Rebellion in Malabar District in 1921. According to the Report of the ENQUIRY COMMITTEE OF SERVANTS OF INDIA SOCIETY, the number of Hindus murdered by Moplah Muslims was 1500, the number of Hindus forcibly converted 20,000 and the value of property looted about Rs three crore. When the national and local leaders appealed to the virulently anti-Hindu Moplah Muslims in the name of Mahatma Gandhi to follow the ways of peace and non-violence, they replied bluntly with Islamic fervour: 'GANDHI IS A KAFIR, HOW CAN HE BE OUR LEADER?' Dr Anne Besant declared: 'The Moplah Muslim marauders murdered and plundered abundantly, killed or drove away all Hindus who would not apostatize. Somewhere about 100,000 people were driven from their homes with nothing but the clothes they had on, stripped of everything'. She also accused all the Khilafat religious preachers for all this terrible atrocities. J Campbell, chief of the Intelligence Department, Government of India, held the Khilafat leaders squarely responsible for inciting racial hatred resulting in Moplah carnage.

Despite the known magnitude of atrocities committed by the Muslim marauders during Moplah rebellion, the Congress Working Committee passed the following resolution: 'Whilst, however, condemning violence on the part of the Moplahs, the Working Committee desires it to be known that evidence in its possession shows that provocation beyond endurance was given to the Moplahs and that the reports published by and on behalf of the Government have given a one-sided and highly exaggerated account of the wrongs done by the Moplahs'. The Congress resolution put the number of conversions at just three as against 20,000 arrived at by the Enquiry Committee of the Servants of India Society of which Rt Hon Srinivasa Shastri was the President at that time. The Congress Party today also lives and functions in a self-chosen cave of demented pseudo-secular delusion!!!

How did the Muslim Leaders of the time respond to these over generous gestures of Congress Working Committee and 'MAHA KAFIR' Mahatma Gandhi? Hakim Hajmal Khan, the Congress President of the 1921 Session at Ahemdabad, while presiding over the Khilafat Conference in the same town, came out with this brazen declaration, with Gandhiji and all other kafirs sitting by his side on the dias, about the glorious future awaiting the Pan-Islamic Empire: 'India on the one side and Asia Minor on the other are but two extreme links on a chain of future Islamic Federation, which are gradually but surely joining together all intermediate States in one great system'.

The eruption of Muslim communal frenzy in the form of Moplah uprising in Malabar and other riots all over the country played a key role in removing the blinkers from the eyes of many Hindu leaders in 1921. Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das (1870-1925), President of the Gaya session in 1922 declared with conviction: 'Hindu Muslim Unity has ceased to be a pious dream. It has now become an impossibility'.

Rabindranath Tagore and CR Das were great friends. In 1924, Tagore's genuine fears about the divided loyalty of Muslims appeared in Times of India (18-4-1924): 'A very important factor which is making it almost impossible for Hindu-Muslim unity to become an accomplished fact is that the Muslims cannot confine their patriotism to any one country. I had frankly asked many Muslims whether, in the event of any Mohammedan power invading India, they would stand side by side with their Hindu neighbours to defend their common motherland, I was not satisfied with the reply I got from them. I can definitely state that such men as Mr.Mohammed Ali have declared that under no circumstances is it permissible for any Mohammden whatever be his country to stand against any Mohammadan'. Tagore was yet another superstitious KAFIR.

The Congress today is repeating the tragedy of Mahatma Gandhi and the political perfidy of the Congress Working Committee of 1921 by committing the same 'HIMALAYAN BLUNDER' of extending full support to compassionate and ever-gracious Muslims like Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari who are hell-bent on converting the whole of India into a Pan- Islamic Republic unlike the so-called 'secular' Jinnah who only wanted a few bits of India to be converted into Pakistan.

Dr Rajendra Prasad, while presiding over the Constituent Assembly on 24 January, 1950, made the following statement which was also adopted as the basis for the final decision on the issue:

"'The composition consisting of words and music known as Jana Gana Mana is the National Anthem of India, subject to such alterations 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 honored equally with Jana Gana Mana and SHALL HAVE EQUAL STATUS WITH IT. (Applause) I hope this will satisfy members.' (Constituent Assembly of India, Vol. XII, 24-1-1950)

It will be clear from Dr Rajendra Prasad's declaration that Vande Mataram is equal in status to our National Anthem of Jana Gana Mana.. When he made this declaration on 24 January, 1950, all the Muslim Members of the Constituent Assembly including Maulana Abul Kalam Azad also gave their full approval to the proposal. It is not now open to anyone in India to question the constitutional or the legal status of this great National Song of Bankim Chandra Chaterjee. If they are given that freedom or latitude, that means they are questioning the Constitution of India. Petty and self-seeking men like Arjun Singh and Priyaranjan Dasmunsi dressed in brief authority today are creating a communal wedge between Jana Gana Mana and Vande Mataram only for sordid vote-bank and narrow political reasons. Their pernicious Anti-Majority political philosophy on this issue can be summed up in a laconic limerick:

Vande Mataram is not mandatory

Even Jana Gana Mana need not be involuntary

Vande Mataram can be secularly mandatory

Vande Mataram can be communally non-mandatory

In our official Non-Government

Sacred things often become sacrilegious

And sacrilegious things become sacred

Things sublime will be viewed as subversive

Things subversive will shine as jewels sublime

Pray don't dismiss us as dubiously dilatory

By temperament and training, we are suavely soaked in sophistry

We are not steeped in 'communal' stupidity

Is it not almost a pity?

Nobody understands our poor pseudo-secular ditty

That we often sing with Sonia-reverence alacrity

With such non-constitutional clarity

And with known and authentic Anti-Hindu acerbity!!

With total dedication to absolute communal minority!!!

Virulent controversy is now raging in the Lok Sabha over the recital of Vande Mataram and yesterday there was a pandemonium in the House. Arjun Singh made a great declaration that singing the Vande Mataram song is purely a voluntary affair. He can now add that respecting the National Flag is also a purely voluntary and private affair. He can also add that political chastity is communal and political prostitution is secular, constitutional and cosmopolitan. Another great national hero famed in modern song and legend called P.R.Dasmunsi, Parlimentary Affairs (Pseudo-Secular and Non-Communal and Non-Saffronised!!) made the historic declaration: 'The BJP does not even know the meaning of the Vande Mataram song. This song was composed even before the BJP was born and this was sung by the Indian National Congress. The BJP does not even know the meaning of this song. The BJP is only giving a communal colour to the issue to divide society'.

The BJP leader V K Malhotra has covered himself with glory by saying,' It is unfortunate that some people are objecting to the singing of Vande Mataram which is most condemnable. At the time of the centenary of the Vande Mataram song in September this year, singing of this song should be made compulsory and those who do not wish to do it, can leave the country', I am quite sure that many known anti-national and anti-Hindu quislings in the UPA Government will go to the extent of proposing the 'constitutional' withdrawal of citizenship rights from those 'communal' citizens who will dare to sing the Vande Mataram song with gusto and enthusiasm on 7 September 2006!! This dastardly proposal will be pushed to another pseudo-secular JPC of the Lok Sabha for its careful consideration! Nothing unfair is impossible and nothing fair is possible.

P R Dasmunsi may be 'voluntarily' ignorant of the fact that Vande Mataram (in Bangla: Bônde Matorom) is the National Song of India and that it was first written in 1876, nine years before the birth of the Indian National Congress in Bombay in December 1885. When it was composed, neither the Indian National Congress nor the BJP or for that matter any political party of today existed. This song was composed by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee in a highly Sanskritized form of the Bengali language. The Vande Mataram a poem known for sublimity of thought dedicated to the glory of motherland was composed by late Shri Bankim Chandra Chatterjee on 7 November, 1876 at the Kantal Pada village of Bengal. This song was published in Bang Darshan magazine from 1880 to 1882. The song first appeared in his immortal novel Anandamatha, published in 1882 amid fears of a ban by British Raj. H V Sheshadri has rightly observed: 'It was a hymn of love of motherland sublimated into an ecstatic devotion to the DIVINE MOTHER-BHARAT. In that exalted vision was manifest the trinity of SARASWATHI (THE GODDESS OF KNOWLEDGE AND CULTURE), LAKSHMI (THE GODDESS OF BEAUTY AND WEALTH) AND DURGA (THE GODDESS OF STRENGTH AND ENERGY).' Vande Mataram became the national battle cry for freedom from British oppression during the freedom movement. In the hectic days of Swadeshi Movement following the Partition of Bengal by Lord Curzon in 1905, large rallies, fermenting initially in West Bengal, in the major metropolis of Calcutta (Kolkata), often worked themselves up into a pitch of high patriotic ferver by shouting the slogan 'Vande Mataram,' or 'Hail to the Mother(Land)!'. The British, fearful of the potential danger of an incited Indian populace, at one point banned the utterance of the motto in public forums and jailed many freedom fighters for disobeying the proscription. To this day, 'Vande Mataram' is seen as a national mantra describing the love of patriots for the Indian Nation. Rabindranath Tagore sang 'Vande Mataram' in 1896 at the Calcutta (Kolkata) Congress Session. It was the first political occasion when Vande Mataram was sung in chorus. Rabindranath Tagore also set Vande Mataram to music.

The Indian National Congress rehearsed Vande Mataram in 1901 under the guidance of Dakshanrajan Sen. Smt. Sarla Devi Chaudharani, niece of Rabindranath Tagore sang Vande Mataram at the Benares Congress Session in 1905 despite the ban on its singing by the British Government. Lala Lajpat Rai started a journal called VANDE MATARAM from Lahore in 1906.

To quote the appropriate words of R Pandya and Somkuwar : 'Vande Mataram had become an expression of nationalism for the patriots and revolutionaries who launched several movements and agitations against the oppressive British Rule drawing inspiration from the magic words of Vande Mataram song. In fact, Vande Mataram had become a symbol of India's freedom struggle. Great exponent of Indian classical music Pandit Vishnu Digambar Paluskar played an important role in popularizing Vande Mataram during the glorious days of our freedom movement. He began public recitation of Vande Mataram from Lahore and sung it at many places all over the country. His presentation of Vande Mataram was so charged with sublime emotions that it used to thrill the listeners and arouse feelings of nationalism among them making them feel proud of the mother nation'.

In 1905, the freedom movement had taken an organized shape and in the same year our national politics took a new turn with the announcement of Swadeshi Movement on 7 August, 1905 at Calcutta. The British divided Bengal on 16 October, 1905. Vande Mataram immediately became the people's song not only in Bengal but in the entire nation. Its soul-stirring words reverberated in the streets, schools and every part and portion of India. It quickly spread throughout India and was on the lips of millions. The founder of RASHTRIYA SWAYAM SEVAK SANGH DR. KESHAV BALIRAM HEDGEWAR WAS EXPELLED FROM HIS SCHOOL IN NAGPUR BECAUSE OF HIS ACTIVE PARTICIPATION IN THE VANDE MATARAM AGITATION. LATER IN 1925, DR. HEDGEWAR FOUNDED THE RSS. The declaration of Swadeshi movement completed its 100 years on 7 August, 2005.

After 1915, it became an established and sacred tradition to begin every session of Indian National Congress with recitation of Vande Mataram song .Subhash Chandra Bose made Vande Mataram the song of his Indian National Army and it was regularly broadcast from his Singapore radio station from 1943 to 1945. The Cambridge History of India describes Vande Mataram as, 'the greatest and most enduring gift of the Swadeshi movement'. B N Pande in his 'A Book of India' writes, 'Vande Mataram, soon became the LA MARSEILLAISE of the nationalist movement throughout India.'

It is a known fact of history that Gandhiji often extolled the grandeur of the Vande Mataram song. At Comilla in 1927, he said that the song held up before one's mind the picture of the whole BHARAT -- ONE AND INDIVISIBLE. H.V.Seshadri concludes: 'Vande Mataram -- these two simple words had, indeed, wrought a miracle which even thousands of speeches and articles could not have achieved in several generations. It became the cry of the awakened and resurgent national soul'.

History is philosophy teaching by example, and also by warning. History needs distance, perspective. Facts and events which are too well attested cease, in some sort, to be malleable. He alone reads history aright, who, observing how powerfully circumstances influence the feelings and opinions of men, how often vices pass into virtues, and paradoxes into axioms, learns to distinguish what is accidental and transitory in human nature from what is essential and immutable.

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