Tuesday, July 12, 2005

RSS rescued 80 Christian

Sir,
According to a report in the Hindustan Times, New
Delhi, July 10, 2005, RSS rescued 80 Christian
priests, trapped in an accident in the dense forests
of Orissa's Sambalpur district and even donated blood
to save their lives.

It is high time that intellectuals in the RSS thought
over the incident, which according to this writer is a
terrible suicidal blunder. Examples of Christians
converting Hindus by force and/ or allurement and
committing atrocities on Hindus are many. The liberal,
tolerant attitude of Hindus has proved a disaster for
Hindus in Hindustan so far.

In Tripura Christian missionaries kidnapped and killed
4 RSS workers.
If the RSS has no guts to retaliate, at least they
should allow the destiny to take its toll of the
missionaries engaged in conversion activities.

Christians always say that the RSS is against
minority. They have alleged that Savarkar was against
minority and that if Hindurashtra is formed, which
they say is the aim of the RSS, minority will be
reduced to the second grade citizens.

It appears that the RSS has lost its path and is
trying to appease minority Christians.
In the Bhagavadgita, Bhagvan Shrikrishna says:
Paritranaya sadhunam vinayashaycha dushkritam
sambhavami yuge yuge
Clearly Krishna's advice is to destroy the devil.
So why should be the RSS shy of emulating the
Bhagavan?
RSS should take lessons from Dara Singh, who treated
missionaries "tit for tat".
It is high time the RSS left the Gandhian way of
non-violence against enemy.
The RSS should note that this way it is feeding
snakes, which will bite them when they get
opportunity.
Everybody knows what Ghori did after Prithviraj
Chauhan excused him.
Please note that when nuns were raped in Zabua, MP, 7
years ago, Christians started blaming the RSS before
the enquiry started. Even after the court convicted
rapists, who were all Christians, all those who had
made baseless allegations against the RSS, had no
curtsey to apologise.
Note that to criticise the RSS, Archbishop Evan Dias
had invited Teesta Setalvad and Asghar Ali Engineer to
criticise the RSS in the St Michael Church, Mahim,
Mumbai on a Sunday morning.

I wonder in what way the RSS and Hindus will be
benefited by a momentary character certificate from
the missionaries, who will soon forget the good deed
and continue their tirade against the RSS.

Keshav Acharya

Friday, July 08, 2005

9 held; huge cache of arms seized in Gujarat

By: PTI
July 5, 2005

Ahmedabad: The city Crime Branch arrested nine persons and seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition worth over Rs 20 lakh, a senior official said today.

"About 30 weapons, including several revolvers, pistols and country-made weapons, were recovered after the police raided a house at Narol belonging to one of the nine accused Ghulam Mohammed Angrez, and several of his colleagues living in the same housing society yesterday," Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) D G Vanjara said.

"About 187 live cartridges were also recovered during the raid," he said adding some arms were also recovered from Ghulam's associates living in Gomtipur and Danilimda localities of the city.

Vanjara, however, denied that the nine-member gang arrested during the operations had any plans of disrupting the annual Jagannath Rathyatra in the city on July 8.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

TEESTA , can you dare to issue same statement on London Terror attack ?

Can teesta Setalvad issue such statement on London terror attack ??





July 7, 2005
Press Release

Communalism Combat, SAHMAT and the National Campaign in Support of Democracy condemn the attack in London by unknown group and appeal to all British people to maintain peace and calm. This incident reveals a serious lapse in security. Those who have perpetrated this crime need to be investigated and punished. However all persons in authority, political leaders and leaders of all organisations need to be held responsible to the British Constitution and British law so that an atmosphere of hatred and venom is not spread by those interested in whipping up religious sentiments all over the country.

Such an incident poses a challenge to the multicultural , multi ethnic fabric of British. Transparency needs to be followed in investigation. The media needs also to respond responsibly to information when labels like ‘terrorist’ and ‘Islamic terrorist’ are used intentionally by some organisations. Above all, this should not become an occasion for venom and hatred against religious minorities clouding our public sphere once again.


Teesta Setalvad, Mumbai
Rajendra Prasad, Delhi

Dr Kumar Saptarshi, Pune

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Attack on Ayodhya : Pakistani PR agent in India Speaks

Here is what Teesta has to say

  1. Don't call the individuals who attacked Ayodhya temple as " TERRORISTS " or " JIHADI TERRRORISTS" . May be they are doing their sacred duty of her religion.
  2. She blames all leaders ( Including BJP Sanfh Parivar )
  3. This is just a CRIME not terrorist attack
  4. Fears about safety of her Quom -- Muslim community ( Infact she is a neo-Muslim)



http://sabrang.com/news/2005/5july05.htm

July 5, 2005
Press Release

Communalism Combat, SAHMAT and the National Campaign in Support of Democracy condemn the attack on the Ramjanmabhoomi complex by unidentified persons this morning and appeal to all to maintain peace and calm. This incident reveals a serious lapse in security. Those who have perpetrated this crime need to be investigated and punished. However all persons in authority, political leaders and leaders of all organisations need to be held responsible to the Indian Constitution and Indian law so that an atmosphere of hatred and venom is not spread by those interested in whipping up communal sentiments all over the country.

Such an incident poses a challenge to the secular fabric of the country. Transparency needs to be followed in investigation. The media needs also to respond responsibly to information when labels like ‘terrorist’ and ‘jehadi terrorist’ are used intentionally by some organisations. Above all, this should not become an occasion for venom and hatred against minorities clouding our public sphere once again.


Teesta Setalvad, Mumbai
Rajendra Prasad, Delhi

Dr Kumar Saptarshi, Pune



COMMENTS BY EXPERTS

When terror strikes in Ayodhya, not a dog barks. When hurt to hindu sentiments is mentioned, there are self-styled hindu sympathisers condoling us not to lose sleep over it.

When terror strikes in Ayodhya, it becomes a reality. How to convince the likes of Bush and Blair that terror when it strikes in London or in Ayodhya, the effect is the same -- an affront to humanity in the name of islamism? Why beat around the bush and say honky-dory, that it is only a law and order problem. There are the likes of Teesta advising dharma that the terror attacks are not jehadi attacks. What else are these attacks at Ayodhya and London if not jehadi attacks? Read the Koran, Bush and Blair and hindu sympathisers.

"If we want Hindus to survive as Hindus, we must Harden our hearts towards the White Man who is the source of all vulgarity in the world, including how people perceive and interpret dangers to their lives and civilizations. " said a hindu activist
Reacting to Sabrang statement on Ayodhya terror strike , Dr.Kalyanaraman criticised Teesta Setalvad by saying " The self-appointed media moral police have spoken: Teesta and co. since they seem to represent correctness in English representation of reprehensible attacks on a hindu mandiram. How about calling them, 'secular' madam Teesta ji of Delhi and Dr. Kumar Saptarshi ji of Pune? "

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

When Narendra Modi stole the show at the NDC meet

VIRENDRA KAPOOR Monday, July 04, 2005 12:42:23 IST
Cybernoon

The Gujarat CM packaged his contents in a well-reasoned speech, interspersed with pointed references to rising social and economic indicators


The annual meetings of the National Development Council have become a familiar ritual. Participants from the prime minister down to the state chief ministers make set-piece speeches while officials behind-the-scenes work on consensus resolutions. After two or three days of talkathons, they disperse happily, only to meet again for an equally fruitless exercise a year later.Prime Minister Manmohan Singh did try to break the mould this year, but all in vain. In order to make the NDC deliberations more meaningful, to ensure a better understanding of problems confronting each state, he repeatedly asked the assembled CMs not to read mechanically from their prepared speeches. Since these had already been distributed along with various other agenda and background papers in a neat little folder at the start of the inaugural session on Monday morning ( June 27), the PM said that these should be taken as read.But whether due to the poverty of talent or sheer cussedness, most CMs found it hard to speak extempore about the myriad problems confronting their states and how the centre could helpameliorate them. In fact, Singh stopped a couple of CMs mid-sentence when they, parrot-like, read out from the texts, but to no avail. At one stage, when the Karnataka CM Dharam Singh was droning on and on, hardly taking his eyes off the prepared text, the PM politely asked him, "Dharam Singhji we have read your speech already. Please do no read it. If you have anything to add or amplify," and before he could finish his sentence, Dharam Singh responded,

" Sir, I will not take long," and once again went back to reading from the written text. No wonder several CMs, including Mulayam Singh Yadav of UP were caught on the camera stealing the proverbial forty winks when they were supposed to be debating ways and means to boost economic growth in their respective states.However, much to the relief of everyone present, one CM who really stole the show was Gujarat's Narendra Modi. By all accounts, he made a power-point presentation without, for a moment, looking at the prepared text. He pointedly told the PM that though the Planning Commission was scaling down the growth target from over eight per cent to a little over seven per cent, Gujarat had registered a growth rate of over 15 per cent last year and was on course to repeat the feat in the current financial year as well. It wasn't Modi's figures and statistics alone which impressed the CMs and senior babus at the NDC meet; the Gujarat CM packaged his contents in a well-reasoned speech interspersed with pointed references to rising social and economic indicators made possible by well-considered policy and pragmatic measures undertaken by his government. And because he had mastered his case well, there was not a soul in the main hall in Vigyan Bhawan who did not sit up and listen attentively to what he had to say. At the end of his contribution - it wasn't a speech in the conventional sense - most CMs, including those belonging to the Congress Party - made it a point to congratulate Modi. At the end of the first day, there was consensus among the participants that Modi's was, by far, the best contribution. West Bengal's Buddhadev Bhattacharya and his Marxist counterpart from Tripura, Manik Sarkar, in a straw poll among the participants came distant second and third. Meanwhile, after a major gas find by a Gujarat government undertaking in the Godhavari basin, a gung-ho Modi is about to announce an equally big development on the industrial front.

Friday, July 01, 2005

Letter to Norwegian Nobel Committee on Teesta Setalvad by an ex IAS officer

From
Krishen Kak, Ph.D (Princeton)
(formerly of the Indian Administrative Service)
C2/2002 Vasant Kunj
New Delhi 110070
India


To
Ole Danbolt MJØS
Berge Ragnar FURRE
Sissel Marie RØNBECK
Inger-Marie YTTERHORN
Kaci Kullmann FIVE
Geir LUNDESTAD

Re. nominations to the Peace Prize 2005

1. On behalf of an agency called "1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize" group, a number of news items have recently appeared regarding nominations for the Peace Prize. Two such news reports are copied below for the information of the Committee.

2. The Committee will no doubt examine the appropriateness of each of these 1000 names for the Prize, and is surely aware of the proverb that "even one rotten apple can spoil the whole barrel". A few inappropriate names will cast doubts on the entire credibility of the Committee and embroil it in controversy.

3. Amongst the names in the news items are a few to which, as a concerned member of the public, I would especially like to draw the Committee's kind attention.

4. The first is that of Teesta Setalvad. Ms Setalvad, along with her husband, runs a private limited company called "Sabrang Communications" that is widely and popularly believed to receive financial support from the same agencies that finance terrorism in the Indian subcontinent, and there are increasing public demands for an enquiry into its financial affairs. Ms Setalvad is under investigation by the Supreme Court of India - she has been accused by a Muslim victim in the Gujarat violence in 2002 of having paid that victim money to fabricate evidence as well as that she falsely stated to the Supreme Court that she represented that victim. The victim's case that became known as the "Best Bakery" case is now being called the "Best Fakery" case. Whether the Committee should award the Prize to a person who may well be declared a perjuror by the Supreme Court of India - especially as the matter is still pending before the Court - is of course for the Committee to consider.

5. Ms Aruna Roy is on the public record as having lied about foreign financial support to her NGO. In addition (as the second news item indicates), she is closely associated with the political party whose former leader publicly defended the massacre by goons of his party of 3,000 Sikhs in 1984. The perpetrators of that massacre have still to be brought to justice. In addition, the current head of the same political party was accused in the Parliament of India of being responsible for the massacre of Muslims in Bhagalpur in 1989. The accuser is a senior member of the current ministry that runs the government of India. Moreover, as the second news report below indicates, Ms Roy is a member of the NGO that is ascribed credit for "freedom of information" - if this is so, it is the entire NGO that should be prizeworthy, and not a single member.

6. Ms Shabnam Hashmi, like Ms Roy, is on the public record as having lied about foreign financial support to her then NGO called SAHMAT. She was obliged to leave SAHMAT and she started another NGO called ANHAD. The latter solicited money from the public but refused to divulge whether it was a legally registered entity with a properly accounted-for bank account.

7. The Nobel Committee expects its members to keep "a strong commitment to certain common moral and political principles". Surely it should expect the same of nominees for the Prizes? Mss Setalvad, Roy and Hashmi are amoral where financial principles are concerned, and Ms Roy's political principles (if not those of the two others) are certainly duplicitous.

8. Should the Committee wish, I will be happy to provide more details.

9. The Committee is requested to note that "The names of nominees were announced at 20 places across the world. In South Asia there were 13 press conferences, including eight in India where some of the nominees were also present. In Delhi, as many 15 nominees attended the meeting". It does seem that the nominators are trying internationally to generate popular favour for their nomination - and are even introducing prospective winners to the media and the public.

10. It is therefore for the Committee to consider whether, notwithstanding its request that "The nominators are strongly requested not to publish their proposals". the media blitz by the "1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize" group is not an endeavour to influence it.

An acknowledgement is requested.

Thank you,

Krishen Kak