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Open Question to Media and Politicians – What is ‘Hindu Terrorism’

Try searching Google for Hinduism and you will get 1,180,000 results. Try the same for “Hindu Terrorism” you will get 2,450,000 results.

Well you can thank the media and our politicians for that. 

I would like to ask what do you really mean by “Hindu terrorism” or  “Hindu terror”, “Hindu bomb”, “Saffron terrorism”. Well you do not say “Islamic terrorism” because then seculars cry out loud. But it is “OK” to call a hindu by such names, because they know Hinduism has always been a tolerant religion. In spite of having no evidence of their involvement in violent activities or working against the Indian State, they are still being termed as “Hindu Terrorist” .For the sake of Muslim vote-bank, Hindu organizations needed to be shown as being involved in anti-national activities. 

News channel and Politicians never stood up for the Kashmiri pundits who were butchered in Kashmir .Syed Ali Shah Geelani who  favors the condition accession of Kashmir to Pakistan is treated at government expense. 

The secular hate-mongers are pushing Hindus into a difficult corner without a space to be heard. Not a single ‘mainline’ newspaper publishes their views, though any number of assaults on them is a matter of routine. This is creating a grave situation and it’s a warning signal that can be ignored only at the peril of the nation’s great legacy of plurality”[10], writes Tarun Vijay.

Dr Saurav Basu writes , Within 24 hrs of her arrest, the Sadhvi has become Hindu’s terror feminine face! Everything associated with her is claimed to be untouchable including her religious identity. Dare they render the same [dis]service to the hundreds of Islamic terrorists who have been apprehended by the police! Recall, the Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati conspiracy case in which the ‘secular’ media played such an egregious role in defaming both him, and the Math that the Andhra High Court was compelled to intervene and issue a stern warning to all these agencies of secular terror, for “the amount of disrepute and sacrilege inflicted upon Sri Jayendra Saraswati, as of now, is so enormous that it has hardly any comparables” The learned judge had also regrettably noted, “sad and sorrowful that an institution of such glory that withstood foreign invasions and social revolutions” over the past 2500 years “is virtually targeted and persecuted in an organized manner in an independent country…Not only individuals, but also a section of the institutions, such as the State and the Press, appears to be determined to belittle and besmirch the Peetam…The proponents of human rights, fair play and dignity to the individuals and institutions have maintained stoic silence”

 

 

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Why Raj Thackeray Hates North Indians

Sudheera Kulkarni had written an open letter to Raj Thackeray in Lok Satta.  Here is a part of his response( Read the entire response here)

Gujaratis celebrate Garba in Maharashtra with a bang. We also enjoy it. Bengalis celebrate Navratri. We too participate in it. South Indians perform Ayyappa’s rituals and Marathis pray there. But chhatpooja is not just a religious festival. At least it is not celebrated as one in Mumbai. It is an akhada (wrestling ring) erected on Mumbai’s chest by Bihari leaders to show their strength. There lies the root of our opposition. Sudheendraji, are you aware of any widespread chhatpooja being celebrated by Biharis living in Mauritius, Dubai or any country close to the sea?

Seems like what is bothering Raj Thackeray is Chhath Pooja. Well Chhath is a festival dedicated to the Sun God, considered to be a means to thank the sun for bestowing the bounties of life in earth and fulfilling particular wishes.  This festival is also celebrated in the northeast region of India, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and some parts of Chhattisgarh. 

He and his party has done nothing but spread hatred , and divide this nation . He once said that “Hitler had everything. The one thing he did not have was the ambition to conquer the world,” Raj said, adding, “you can draw whatever conclusions you want from my remarks.”

He has criticized Amitabh Bachchan who is one of the most prominent figures in the history of Indian cinema of (listen to this) being  “more inclined” towards his native state than Maharashtra. Amitabh Bachchan is one person who has inspired people the way you may never understand. Mr Raj Thackeray I would like to ask what have you done for Maharashtra? Have you done anything for drought-hit Maharashtra farmers who are left to fend for themselves. How can people from Maharashtra trust you ,when you yourself wants to burn Maharashtra.

“Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent” , probably true in the case of Raj Thackeray. Raj Thackeray has drawn a lot of attention over the past few days . Simply due to the stand taken by him and his party on the North Indians living in Mumbai and Maharashtra.  In fact Raj Thacekray has been a struggling politician and his party only won 7 seats in 2007 municipal elections.

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Is Hindu right wing behind Indian Mujahideen, ask Muslim groups

IANS published this report on September 17th regarding the recent bomb blasts in Delhi. 

Terming the Indian Mujahideen, which has claimed responsibility for the serial blasts in Ahmedabad and New Delhi, as fictitious, several Muslim organisations and clerics have demanded investigations into the possible role of the Hindu right wing in the terror attacks.In a statement issued here Wednesday evening, 21 Muslim organisations challenged Indian Mujahideen leaders to come out in the open and prove their actions.

We hereby challenge the so-called IM to come out in the open and prove that they are representatives and spokesmen for the Ummah, and justify their actions point by point, or else it will be eventually surmised that they are non-persons and nothing but a figment of the Sangh Parivar’s unscrupulous imagination, brought into the collective psyche of all Indians by the grand alliance of Mossad and their protagonists in the country,” the statement said.

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak sangh (RSS) and organisations ideologically affiliated with it are collectively known as the Sangh Parivar.  Justifying the contention, Sarfaraz Arzoo, member of the All India Milli Council and prominent Urdu media personality, said: “We have to look into the issue as to who gains political mileage out of it (the blasts). Definitely, it is the Sangh Parivar which is getting mileage and hence the needle of suspicion points towards Sangh Parivar.”

Muslim cleric Maulana Hafiz Syed Athar Ali argued that there is nothing like the Indian Mujahideen. He said that the Muslims were blamed earlier for terror attacks in the name of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) and now a new name has come up.

“The joint statement added that the serial blasts have resulted in “progressive polarization” of Indian society and hastened the speed of marginalisation of the Muslim community which eventually will result in rich dividends for the Sangh Parivar, the “sole beneficiaries”. “This is something they (Sangh Parivar) have always dreamt of but never successfully achieved. With Indian Mujahideen in their kitty, their tough job is getting easier by the day,” according to the statement. “The Muslims in India cannot continue to be silent spectators and are ready to play a historic role in the rejuvenation and revitalization of Indian ethos. The recent flow of events cannot succeed in forcing us to abdicate our responsibilities,” it said.

They say there is nothing like IM and SIMI is just a student organization. Here are some of the facts regarding SIMI:

1. Mohammad Ahmadullah Siddiqi, now a professor of mass communication at Western Illinois University in the US, founded the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) at Aligarh in April 1977, with a mission to liberate India’ from western cultural influence and convert it into an Islamic society . Mr Siddiqi has since then resigned from this organization and said “the organisation was drifting from its stated objectives” (Read Here)

2. SIMI believes in Deobandhi ideology . One of the main priciple’s of Deobandi ideology is “Jihad”. 

3. SIMI has been tagged with over 15 terrorist activities instead of blaming SIMI and IM , these people are blaming RSS .

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Who Owns Kashmir

An ingenious example of speech and politics occurred recently in the United Nations Assembly that made the world community smile. A representative from India began:

 ‘Before beginning my talk I want to tell you something about Rishi(sage) Kashyap of Kashmir, after whom Kashmir is named. When Rishi Kashyap struck a rock and it brought forth water, he thought,’What a good opportunity to have a bath.’ He took off his clothes, put them aside on the rock and  entered the water. When he got out and wanted to dress, his clothes had vanished. A Pakistani had stolen them.  

 The Pakistani representative jumped up furiously and in support of Pakistan, he shouted, ‘What are you talking about? The Pakistanis weren’t there then.’

The Indian representative smiled and said, ‘And now that we have made that clear, I will begin my speech saying that Kashmir has been an integral part of India all along.’

A brief history of Kashmir – Way before 1947 

 Legends have it that Rishi Kashyapa, reclaimed the land of the Kashmir valley from a vast lake, known as “Satisar”, after goddess Sati, the consort of Lord Shiva. In ancient times, this land was called “Kashyapamar” (after Kashyapa) that later became Kashmir. The ancient Greeks called it “Kasperia,” and the Chinese pilgrim Hiun-Tsang who visited the valley in the 7th century AD, called it “Kashi -mi -lo.”

Kashmir was always ruled by Hindu’s until 1346, the year of the advent of muslim invaders.The Mughals ruled Kashmir from 1587 to 1752 — a period of peace and order. This was followed by a dark period (1752-1819), when Afghan despots ruled Kashmir. The Muslim period, which lasted for about 500 years, came to an end with the annexation of Kashmir to the Sikh kingdom of Punjab in 1819. The Kashmir region, in its present form, became a part of the Hindu Dogra kingdom at the end of the First Sikh War in 1846, when, by the treaties of Lahore and Amritsar, Maharaja Gulab Singh, the Dogra ruler of Jammu, was made the ruler of Kashmir “to the eastward of the River Indus and westward of the River Ravi.” The Dogra rulers — Maharaja Gulab Singh (1846 to 1857), Maharaja Ranbir Singh (1857 to 1885), Maharaja Pratap Singh (1885 to 1925), and Maharaja Hari Singh (1925 to 1950) — laid the foundations of the modern Jammu & Kashmir state.

– (Source: About.com)

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Pakistan – As you sow so shall you reap

Since Pakistan’s independence in 1947, a central goal of Pakistani governments has been bringing an end to India’s political control of the Muslim-dominated Kashmir region of India’s Jammu and Kashmir state . To achieve this they had gone to the extent of training terrorists , spread hatred . Has this strategy worked? Definitely No. 

Inflation has  hit a 30 year high(25.33%) and Zardari was recently looking for cash lifeline from the US . Foreign exchange reserves fell to $8.89 billion as of September 3, down from $9.13 billion on August 30. The central bank’s reserves shrunk to $5.5 billion from $5.76 billion . With missile strikes from the outside and terrorist’s bombing from the inside  , Pakistan is in a mess.

Rather than focusing on internal issues , their leaders are still focusing on Jammu and Kashmir , though they are showing a different face to the world.  Today common man in  pakistan still supports terrorism and Pakistan is home to many Islamist extremists, some with links to al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups.
Author of “DIVIDE PAKISTAN TO ELIMINATE TERRORISM” , Syed Jamaluddin is an active writer on issues concerning Pakistan’s involvement in various terrorist activities in the South Asian region. He liaised with political and religious parties of Pakistan as well as Government agencies. “DIVIDE PAKISTAN TO ELIMINATE TERRORISM” is Syed Jamaluddin’s vision to address issues related to combatting terrorism emanating from Pakistan which have dramatically transformed the entire region into a systematically controlled network having vicious effects to the grobal peace
 Click here for Syed’s Blog
Perhaps this is one option US should consider in its fight against terrorism.

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Only place on the planet where you won’t find women

Believe it or not , you wont find a single women in Athos (a 40 mile stretch of land located near Greece). It is ruled by a group of monks who represent the 20 monasteries in Athos. Since 1045, the monks have forbidden women to set foot on their land!. It isn’t only human women who are not permitted in Athos, but females of all animal species. Monks feel that the presence of women alters the social dynamics of the community and therefore slows the path towards spiritual enlightenment

A monk who lived in Athos was probably the only man in history who never laid eyes on a single female throughout his life. The monk, Mihailo Tolotos, lost his mother the day he was born, and was taken to the monastery the next day.He spent the rest of his life in Athos, without ever seeing a female of any species!

Only recently have exceptions been made — in the case of hens and female cats!

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Big Bang – A 2000 year old theory?

While scientists around the globe were busy with the LHC experiment, i was doing my own research on the “Puranas”. Thought to have been written 2000 years ago, they are the religious texts which talk about the creation of the universe (and much more).

One thing in particular grabbed my attention 

In the beginning the Brahm pervaded the entire universe. When it was time for creation, the Brahm manifested itself as the three supreme gods, BrahmaVishnu and Shiva.” Then water was created and out of the water arose a huge many-headed serpent known as Seshnag. Vishnu took this serpent as his resting place. Next from the waters came a golden egg shining with the brilliance of a thousand suns. Brahma, the Creator, entered the egg and for a thousand years carried on the work of creation within the egg.  After a thousand years the egg hatched into two parts. The upper part was made the heaven and the lower part the earth. The sun emerged from the egg and took its ordained place in the heaven. Since it was the first to emerge it is known as Aditya. The various landforms, rivers, oceans and mountains then followed.”

It is interesting to note that now we know that during the big bang there were 4 fundamental forces at work (electromagnetism, weak nuclear force, strong nuclear force and gravitation) . Could this be Brahm, Brahmma, Vishnu and Shiva?  

Also could the “golden egg shining with the brilliance of a thousand suns” be the universe at initial stage? 

The Vedas never talk about any explosion but simply say that Brahma entered the egg and for thousand years carried on the work of creation of egg. Interestingly scientists say that ” there was no explosion; there was (and continues to be) an expansion. Rather than imagining a balloon popping and releasing its contents, imagine a balloon expanding: an infinitesimally small balloon expanding to the size of our current universe. “(Source: Big Bang Theory website).

Were our ancestors explaining the Big Bang theory 2000 years ago?

 

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