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Request for Financial Support , Leukemia Patient

Help Gaurav – http://www.helpgaurav.com/index.asp

Gaurav Tandon is a 34 year old professional working with Datacraft Asia (a private IT firm) in Mumbai, India. His small family comprises wife, a 6 year old son. He has two elder sisters both are happily married and a brother who is serving as Captain in the Indian Army. 

aurav was detected with AML (a type of Blood Cancer) in November 2008. He has responded well to chemotherapy, but must get a Bone Marrow Transplant as the only possibility for a cure. Unfortunately the HLA typing test of his siblings is negative. Doctors have therefore strongly recommemded a Non-Related Allogenic transplant. Since such transplantations are rarely performed in India, there is a high chance that we have to take him to places like Singapore, UK or the USA. 

The estimated cost of the treatment in Singapore and UK is around 1.5 Crore Indian Rupees (around US$ 333,000), whereas in the US is around of 2 Crore Indian Rupees (around US$ 444,000). 

In order to meet the steep cost of the said operation, Gaurav and his family have decided to sell their solitary flat at Thakur Village Complex, Kandivili, Mumbai. However, this is not going to be enough, since the amount required for the treatment is huge and time is less. 

Let us all come togeather to help Gaurav. Togeather we can reach out to our communities and remind them that we – members of Gaurav’s family, community and country have a responsibility to help. Let us all remember that Gaurav is also a son, a brother, a father and a husband. We should all see ourselves in Gaurav and realize that he deserves the same support we would wish for member of our own family or even ourselves. 

A JOURNEY OF THOUSAND MILES MUST BEGIN WITH A SINGLE STEP. 

NO AMOUNT IS TOO SMALL – EVERY RUPEE COUNTS. 

Please mail us at reply_gt@yahoo.com after contributing towards Gaurav’s treatment. 

Let us all pray for his health and speedy recovery.

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All India Radio Address by Martin Luther King(1959)

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In February-March 1959, King and his wife Coretta Scott King travelled throughout India. King confessed to an intellectual debt to Gandhi. 

During that time, he delivered a message to India and Indians on All India Radio (AIR). That message was lost in AIR’s voluminous but chaotic archives. After much searching, AIR finally retrieved what is actually a treasure. And last weekend, on Martin Luther King Day in the US, when the nation was preparing to install Barack Obama as the 44th US president, National Public Radio played that long lost message by King to Indians and the world.

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Lahore Blasts – Pro Taliban Group Claims Responsibility

A previously-unknown pro-Taliban group, Ansar Wa Mohajir, has claimed responsibility for Wednesday’s bomb explosion in Lahore and the earlier rocket attacks on Dera Ismail Khan.

Toofan Wazir, identifying himself as a commander and spokesman of the group, phoned The News from somewhere in North Waziristan to claim responsibility for the two attacks. He threatened more attacks against the security forces and the government installations to avenge the two recent US missile strikes in North Waziristan in which several militants belonging to the Punjab were killed.

According to Toofan Wazir, the US drones fired the missiles at Pakistani targets with the agreement and cooperation of the government of Pakistan. He said revenge would be taken from both the Americans and the Pakistan government. In Pakistan, he warned, suicide bombings would be carried out and bombs would be planted and exploded at important government installations.

Toofan Wazir, which doesn’t appear to be his real name, claimed his men were “Ansar” who hosted the “Mohajir” or refugees who had come from different countries and also from places in Pakistan to find refuge in Waziristan. He said the group was committed to protect the foreigners who were the guests of local tribesmen.

 

Interestingly other news channel from pakistan were earlier blaming India for these blasts.

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A Nation Divided by Politics

“What’s the difference between north Indians and Indians. All of us are Indians,”  Justice B N Agrawal and Justice G S Singhvi

I have been writing about Raj Thackeray and MNS for a while now. His admirers call him a savior who has brought out what common Maharashtrian is feeling. Some also want him to become the next CM of Maharashtra. On the other hand his critics call him a murderer, a politician who wants to divide India based on “regionalism”. 

Lets first look at what our constitution states:

WE, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, have solemnly resolved to constitute India into a SOVEREIGN SOCIALIST, SECULAR, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC and to secure to all its citizens:

JUSTICE, social, economic and political; LIBERTY of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship; EQUALITY of status and of opportunity; FRATERNITY assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity and integrity of the Nation;

Two things really caught my attention 

1. Socialist – Which means everyone has equal right and opportunity. And

2. FRATERNITY assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity and integrity of the Nation;

Here is what our directive principals states: 

The State shall, within the limits of its economic capacity and development, make effective provision for securing the right to work, to education and to public assistance in cases of unemployment, old age, sickness and disablement, and in other cases of undeserved want.

Why is it wrong for someone from Bihar, UP to come to a better city for a better opportunity? Why would someone beat him just because he is trying to create a future for himself? 

Is Maharashtra the only state facing mass migration of Bihari workers, and middle class professionals? People from Bihar have also migrated to Punjab, Delhi . Why is a Bihari In his own country being treated with the kind of  disdain with which the British treated Indians when we went to England to find employment in the 1950s.

As for the language issue , As per CHAPTER I.—LANGUAGE OF THE UNION

343. (1) The official language of the Union shall be Hindi.

 Get me a law that states

1. “Beating people is OK when a job was not advertised in local newspaper” .  or

2. “It is OK to terrorize prominent people (Read Bachchan Family) based on the language they speak”.

3. “Start beating up people just because they are migrating from one state to another “in their own country”.

M.A. Jinnah had also raised a similar issue back, when he demanded a separate state due to inadequate representation of Muslims in India. India made a mistake back then by giving in to his demands. Though till now MNS has not demanded a separate state but it is working on similar lines.

I always thought that the term “Indian” was a single race, but now we are hearing other races like, north Indian, South Indians. Where did this come from?

We should accept the fact that it is not possible to have full employment. Most economists believe 3-4 % unemployment is about the best an economy can achieve . We as Indians should consider:

1.      Creating more cooperative financial institutions which provide credit at reasonable rates to the unemployed youths and promote self employment

2.      Creating institutions which provide high level skills to the unemployed that would make them competitive.

3.      Creating a state funded unemployment welfare assistance program. Unemployed youth should be encouraged to take up community work in order to receive benefits from the state.  Trust me if our government can come up with money to write off farmers loans, then it can very well come up with money to fund such a program.

4.      Joining the Army. Fight terrorist rather than fighting your own countrymen.

“At times we find that people say that we speak a particular kind of language, we are born in a particular state and so we should be given preference over others. That approach is really a narrow minded approach,”- Shivraj Patil


 

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Response to “India RAW did it: Taliban deny all involvement in Marriott attack”

Recently an artice was published  which claims that “India RAW did it: Taliban deny all involvement in Marriott attack”. (Read Here). Was this article written just because someone wanted to write?

Pakistan Ledger reported that it was the Indian agents of RAW that attacked the Marriott Hotel. Now the Taliban, never shy about accepting responsibility has denied any responsibility in the Islamabad attack. So if the Taliban did not do it, who did? The answer to this :Whodunnit” is obvious. There are external hands in this carnage. Which external hand gets the maximum advantage out of the killings.

1) India has infiltrated many movements and has adopted the TTP. It provides the TTP with arms, equipment and training.

2) By discrediting the Taliban and the FATA militants India feels more secure in Kashmir.

3) By destabilizing Pakistan and demoralizing the populace India may feel that it can dictate policy in Afghanistan and also Pakistan

4) By attacking Pakistan from Afghanistan India can have plausible deniability and say to the world that its not her attacking Pakistan. Nothing could be farther than the truth. Indian RAW with the KGB and Khad rained more terror on Pakistan than any other country in the world. In fact during the 80s Pakistan received more than 70% of the terror in the world. All of that was made in India.

5) The sophistication of the operation against the Marriott, the material used, the amount of the incendiary material used, and the type of RDX used shows a very clever and costly operation which requires state machinery to execute.

6) India has the motive, the opportunity and the inclination to run this operation.

Here are some of the points which needs to be clarified –

1. Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is an umbrella organization of Pakistani Taliban groups and is no where related to RAW

2. Why would India destabalize an already de stabalized country . It is not in India’s interest to have a nuclear powered destabalized state as it’s neighbour

3. In the 80’s Pakisstan received 70% of the terror in the world because they themselves were diverting millions of dollars from the US to help afghan fighters against soviets.

Dawn ( A leading news paper of Pakistan) has blamed another terrorist outfit (Fedayeen-i-Islam) for this attack (Read Here).

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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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