Congress Secular Hindu Forum’s revelations against Sonia Congress
Excerpts from a speech by Sudershan ji in Vijayadashami Utsav, Nagpur:
Kaliyugabd 5110, Date 05/10/08
Respected Chief Guest of the Vijayadashami function Manniya Gyani Keerat Singhji Butiyal, Vidarbha Prant Saha-sanghachalak Manniya Shriramji Joshi, Nagpur Mahanagar Sanghchalak Dr. Dilipji Gupta, assembled dear Sisters and brothers and dear Swayamsevak bandhugana,
Gyani Keerat Singhji in his short, sweet and meaningful speech has averred that Bharatiya ethos and culture are in ancient most in this world. He has also said that Sheri Guru Granth Sahebji represents the unity of our people because in his compendium of seven out of ten revered Gurus as also composition of 26 bhaktas devotees. He also exhorted us to inculcate the spirit of the famous slogan ‘Vahe Guru ki Phatah’ and spread the message of National unity to each and every household of our land with patience and supreme confidence. As a matter of fact the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has been devoted to this very mission for the last 83 years. Its aim is crystal clear “Let our victorious consolidated strength enable us to take our Nation to its highest pinnacle of glory by protecting ‘dharma’ i.e. righteousness.” And there is no doubt that strength with dharma as the substratum will ultimately be victorious. The Revered tenth Guru Gobind Singh organized Khalsa with the aim of protecting our dharma from the onslaughts of the demonic forces. He had said –
Sakala jagatmo khalasa panth gaje
Jage dharma hinduk turak dhundh baje
i.e. let the ‘Khalsa panth’ (Gods Army) spread its glory the world-over, protect the Hindu Dharma and clear the mist created by the invading Islamic armies.
The tradition of the Ten Gurus right from the Guru Nanak Dev to Guru Gobind Singhji store for uniting the society by exhorting is to raise above the considerations of the caste, creed and language. Guru Nanak Devji started the tradition of ‘Sangat’ and ‘Pangat’. Sangh is following the same tradition. Coming daily to Shakha is ‘Sangat’ and dining together without any discrimination is ‘Pangat’ which the Sangh observes in different camps, training classes and conferences. Dedicated to protection of Dharma for the past 83 years, Sangh today is standing as a pillar of strength.
Gyaniji pointed towards the divide and rule policy of the Britishers. After the first war of Independence in 1857, they tried to sow the seeds of dissention and divided the society into different denominations of Sikh, Jain, Budhha, Lingayat, Aboriginals, Depressed classes etc. They also tried to restrict the meaning of Sikh to only the Khalsa. On the contrary there are Sahajdharies, Sevaks, Singhs and Khalsa are all part and parcel of the Sikh panth. Guru Gobind Singhji himself averred that my Sikhs belong to three categories, Sahajdhari, Sevaks and those bearing the Sword. Sikh itself means Shishya is disciple and we are all disciples of Gurus dedicated for the protection of Dharma.
Guruji drew our attention to the problem of terrorism. In reality so many serious socio-political-economic problems are staring us on our face
Today our country is standing at the cross-roads unable to decide as to which path it should tread. On one hand there is the hangover of the western developmental path which we had been treading for last 61 years. Today when the West itself is very much concerned about its negative fallout, how can our country get anything different? Everybody is witnessing that the poor have become poorer and the rich richer. On one side there is rejoicing that some of our rich persons have aquired the place among the top ten in the world, on the other the stark reality staring us at our faces is that more than one and a half lakh people have, according to government’s own confession, committed suicides and the wave has not ebbed yet. It is also becoming more and more evident that the so called most affluent country of the world United States of America is on the verge of insolvency. The million dollar question is how this has come to pass?
Soon after the collapse of communism, global capitalism was pushed by the West under the leadership of the USA which emerged as the financial super-power with its Dollar as the reserve currency of the world. More than two thirds of the global forex reserves of 5.7 trillion Dollars (equal to 256.5 lakh crores of rupees) are today invested in Dollar securities. An International Monitory Fund (IMF) was floated and all nations were asked to deposit their share of gold in the fund. The second world-war had just ended and many of the European countries because of their empty coffers could not deposit their share. Then America took the responsibility of giving gold when demanded in exchange for Dollars. On 14thAug 1971 Britain sent a cheque for 121 million dollars and demanded from the USA to offer gold from the Federal Reserve. However on the 15th of Aug.1971, America backed out of its commitment to offer gold when demanded and dissociated itself from the US Dollar Gold Standard. This deceit sent shock waves to all those who had invested in Dollars, they included many princely states and also corrupt political leaders from Bharat and other countries. They were then pressurized by US to keep the value of the Dollar intact in their own interest. At that point of time Japan had a trade surplus against USA. Therefore, the value of the Japanese currency ‘Yen’ was sought to be curbed. This came to light after the Lockheed Scandal was exposed and Japanese Premier Kakuei Tanaka and his ministers had to resign.
Today it has become quite evident that the American financial system is collapsing. There are two types of banks in all the countries – One, the Commercial Banks and two, Investment Banks. The Commercial Banks are controlled by the Central Bank of respective countries, but the Investment Banks collect the money from all sources available and invest them in share-markets, housing societies and insurance companies etc. Big investment bank Lehman Brothers has declared insolvency. The largest insurance company of the world in US too has been nationalized. The US President has warned the American people of serious crisis ahead. The US Congress is being asked to divert tax-payers money of over 800 billion dollars (34 lakh crore rupees). Initially there was resistance but subsequently it was won over.
More than two thirds of the total forex reserves of 5.7 trillion dollars (Rs. 256.5 lakh crores) are invested in American securities. This represents the part of the borrowings from the rest of the world. The total U.S. borrowings from rest of the world held in Dollars, stands at 12.5 trillion U.S.D. equivalents to 566.5 lakh crores. Over and above that America is borrowing from rest of the world at the rate of 2 billion dollars (Rs. 10,000 crores) everyday. In fact an American magazine mockingly wrote that American Government is borrowing from the rest of the world to pay salary for its President also.
In America there is an institution named US Federal Reserve System which advices the Federal Government on economic matters. Alan Greenspan headed this institution for about two decades. He theorizes that the prosperity of the people to save is a sign of underdevelopment. The developing countries save for a rainy day or retirement. Alan Greenspan says that in the developed countries through their fast financial networks, a significant fraction of the consumers is enabled to spend beyond their current incomes. Here Mr. Greenspan’s thinking comes very close to the philosophy of Charvak, our ancient philosopher who says –
Yavat jeevet sukham jeevet, rnam kritva ghritam pibet.
Bhasmibhootasya dehasya, punaragamanam kutah.
Meaning – “So long as you live, live a life of unrestricted enjoyment, even if you have to incur debt because once the body is cremated there is no question of rebirth.”
Because of this philosophy of living beyond means American families have ceased to be cultural, social and economic support systems. The American families have degenerated with more than 50% of the marriages ending in divorces. Single parent families emerged, mostly with divorced mothers heading the families; with the result that enormous amount of government support for the families is needed by way of social security. To meet this economic burden the US Government has to borrow from the rest of the world and families in the US borrow from the banks through credit cards. The total number of credit cards in circulation in US is 120 crores whereas the total population of the US including old and children is only 30 crore.
Our soft hearted Prime Minister went to USA to discuss the Nuclear Deal with President George Bush. But witnessing the dire strait into which the U.S. economy had fallen, he was moved so much that along with the Reserve Bank Governor Shri D. Subbarao he immediately worked out and announced a package for injection of Rs. 56,000 crores (approximately 12.5 billion Dollars) under the Liquidity Adjustment Facility (LAF). On the other hand to keep the prices under control, the RBI will issue the Market Stabilization Scheme (MSS) Bonds of the same value as the amount injected under the LAF Thus the proceeds from the sale of the bonds will deposit the same amount of Rs 56,000 in the till of the RBI. The RBI must invest this amount somewhere, and since the Prime Minister is disposed to help the American economy in its hour of crisis, the RBI following the current practice will invest this amount in US Treasury Bills.
On the face of it our funds are said to have been invested, but what actually transpired is that the money creation by the RBI which was transferred to the Bharatiya banks by way of long term loan, ends up with the issue of a short term loan of like amount to the United States. Thus Bharat will end up foregoing even the interest charge on this sum of US 12.5 billion Dollars which it is providing to support the American economy in its hour of crisis.
Further if the Government of Bharat purchases additional American Bonds and Bills, then the rupees 56,000 crores, which were introduced into our economy, will go to America. This will give the American economy right to call upon goods and services available for domestic consumption. This will have four-fold effect on our economy. Firstly, production is already stagnating, secondly inflation is rising, and thirdly there is disincentive to increase goods and services because of inflation and rising interest rates. Had the condition been only one of pure inflation, there would have been some incentive for growth in production. But the twin condition of stagnation in production and inflation will unleash ‘stagflation’, which will shrink markets, unleash economic hardships and cause economic ruin. Some traders may benefit with these massive sums bought and sold and commissions and arbitrage profits accruing in the very short term, but everybody stands to loose as the economy plummets into a downward spiral.
This is not the first time that our Prime Minister has shown his magnanimity. In 1991, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) disintegrated and the value of rouble fell fifteen thousand times of its original value and the value of the loan that the USSR had given to Bharat plummeted to as low as 23 crore which Russia was ready to write off. But our Prime Minister, who at that time was the Union Minister of Finance, was so moved that he on his own offered to revalue it according to the 1978 protocol. On the 26th Feb.1993, the then Minister of State for Finance Dr. Abrar Ahamad in answer to a query by an M.P. (Shrikant Jena) replied that the loan standing against Bharat on 1st April 1992 was, according to the new agreement, fixed at 31.75 rupees per Rouble. At that point of time the market value of Rouble was only 20 paise.
Hence full credence must be given to the charge leveled by Shri Arjun Singh, who was then out of congress that the Narasingh Rao government was embroiled in scams and misappropriation to the tune of 80,000 crore rupees.
The Indo-Nuclear Deal got the approval of both the houses of America only when the U.S. Secretary of the State Condoleezza Rice wrote a letter to Senate majority leader Harry Reid saying that the Indian Government intends to uphold the continuation of the Nuclear testing moratorium in 2005 and reiterated it to the broader international community as recently as Sept.5, 2008. In case India goes for nuclear test it would result in “most serious consequences” including immediate cut off of nuclear-fuel, its technology and the supply of atomic reactors. In spite of all this, if the Prime Minister thinks that Bharat has got a waiver for atomic test then it means that he considers the people of Bharat as fools. The logical conclusion is that Bharat has mortgaged its right to conduct nuclear tests and bound itself with Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).
Our Prime Minister has sent a Letter of Intent to America that Bharat will buy 10 atomic-reactors, each costing 6 to 10 billion Dollars (Rs. 3050 to 4700 crores) thus sending 60 to 100 billion Dollars into its kitty. No normal procedure of inviting tenders was followed and what about the cost of electricity per unit from the reactors? Whether it will be cheaper than what we are being charged today? The Reliance Company is installing a mega-power-plant in Madhya Pradesh which will supply electricity at the rate of Rs. 1.19 per unit. Whether the nuclear electricity is cheaper than this? The reply given in the Rajya Sabha was it will cost Rs. 2.70 to 2.80 per unit i.e. more than two and half times that of Reliance. But immediately it was countered by Dr. Kasturirangan, the renowned atomic scientist. He said that the rate quoted is the subsidized rate; the actual rate will be Rs. 9 per unit. This rate however does not include the cost of storage of nuclear-waste. America is still in the process of constructing a store house for nuclear spent fuel even after 25 years at a mountain called Yucca. If we take into account that also, will not the rate per unit of nuclear energy be exorbitant?
In its place why cannot the solar-power houses, manufactured by Natural Energy Power Corporation (NEPT), Chennai, by integrating solar-energy with the cell-technology be considered which neither requires erecting poles nor extending transmission lines? Even the light from the moon, street lamps etc. can activate the cells and so they can produce electrical energy even during night time or when the sky is over-cast with clouds. The whole cost can be recovered in two to three years.
Apart from the nuclear reactors, a proposal to call tenders for the purchase of 126 fighter planes is also in the offing. According to an expert this will entail an expenditure of 40 to 50 thousand crores, which will replenish the American kitty.
Apart from this, three more letters of Intent have been drafted and awaiting signature from both the countries. They are –
(1) Logistic Support Agreement: - Under this agreement both the countries will be entitled to use the airport, seaport and other facilities. Who will be the real beneficiary? We are not going to invade Mexico and other countries. But if the U.S. thinks of invading Iran, then the Americans can use our facilities of air-strips, harbors, naval bases etc. Will that not endanger our relations with Iran? We shall all be placed in the same category as that of Pakistan?
(2) Communications Inter Operability Agreement: - Whatever facility like naval ships, fighter aircrafts, commercial ships etc. we shall buy from America, it will have to fit with equipments that are compatible with those of USA, to the extent that the Americans can may have access to whatever we speak.
(3) End Use Monitoring Agreement: - Under this agreement whatever aircrafts, ships, spare parts etc. whether for war purposes or commercial use, we shall purchase, they even after becoming our property will remain open to their inspection. They will be able to come to our airports and shipyards and inspect any of our equipments any time, any day. Is this not an encroachment on our sovereignty? These documents have not been signed yet by our Defense Minister, A.K.Antony only because he is apprehensive of its negative fall out in his home state Kerala, ruled by the Left Coalition. I earnestly beseech the Prime Minister to altogether cancel these letters and protect the sovereignty of our Nation.
It will be better if the prime Minister, instead of making such controversial decisions, concentrates on curbing the bane of terrorism which will be backed by the whole Nation. What is the message he is sending by not executing the perpetrator of terror–blasts Afjal Guru, even after his mercy petitions were rejected by the superior courts? Is it not an encouragement to terrorists, especially when he has supporters in his cabinet who speak of giving legal protection to the suspected terrorists and advocate lifting of the ban on the dreaded terrorist organization ‘SIMI’? Our Home Minister is of and on repeating that there is no need of any stringent law and the present laws are sufficient. Here he makes such statements and before long metropolitan cities like Delhi, Bombay, Jaipur etc. are rocked by serial blasts. The people want results. They are not interested whether there were more incidents during the NDA tenure or during the NDF regime, whether the number of casualties then was more or now, whether the laws should be stringent or the present ones are enough. The head Mufti, Mohammad Sherkhan, has boldly declared in a public meeting at Jaipur-“A terrorist is the offspring of a bitch. Shoot him or hang him or according to tenets of Islam sever his hands and feet and terrorism will vanish. There is no other way.” Only such toughness can rid the country from the scourge of terrorism. If the Government exhibits such toughness, it will get full public support.
Why doesn’t our Education Minister concentrate on his ministry? He is more concerned about imparting sex-education to the upcoming generation only because UNESCO has recommended it. Why didn’t he ponder that those of the present generation in Bharat from the age of 40 to 80 or 90, or their parents never got sex-education in their adolescence.
Both houses of our legislature expressed deep concern over the proposal. Such education during the adolescence period will only encourage promiscuity and loss of character. After that a committee of 10 Rajya Sabha members was constituted to look into the matter. More than 40 thousand articles and 4 lakh 15 thousand signatures were received against the introduction of the sex-education. This may be the biggest campaign in educational field of our country. Eleven states imposed a ban on it. Prominent Sages and Saints including Jain pontiff Vijayaratna Sooriswarji Maharaj, respected Asaram Bapu, Yogaguru Baba Ramdeoji opposed the proposal. A committee formed by the National Aids Control Organisation (NACO) presented an alternative educational curriculum which contained naked pictures of men and women. The Shiksha Bachao Andolan (Save Education Movement) vehemently opposed the curriculum and demanded that no such report should circulate in public before the Rajya Sabha committee gave its report. Hence the NACO curriculum has been held back. The Save Education Movement has also presented an alternative curriculum in consonance with Bhartiya ethos.
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), the Open University under the auspices of the Delhi University, the National Commission on Education and Research and Training (NCERT) have all published books for schools and colleges containing obscene and objectionable materials and also distorted history. Here are certain examples-
* Guru Gobind Singh was a courtier in the court of Muslim kings. Guru Tegbahadur was a plunderer and a killer. Aurangzeb was a living saint (Pir). Swami Dayananda was a hack of Christians.
* The Jats were plunderers. Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Bipin Chandra Pal, Veer Savarkar, Lala Lajpat Rai and Arbindo Ghosh were terrorist leaders. There was no mentionable role of Netaji Subhash in India’s freedom struggle.
* Ravana and Mandodari worshiped Lord Shiva to get an offspring. Shiva gave them a fruit to eat which was mistakenly taken by Ravana and he became pregnant and suffered pregnancy for nine-months. Not able to bear the birth-pangs he sneezed and Sita was born. Sita was the daughter of Ravana whom he abandoned in the fields of Janakpuri.
* Hanuman was a small mischievous monkey. He was amorous and used to peep into the bedrooms of Lanka and shamelessly witnessed the sexual acts of men and women. Ravana was not killed by Rama but by Lakshaman. Ravana and Lakshaman had illicit relationship with Sita.
The Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad, All India Teachers Federation, All India Shiksha Bachao Andolan and others held demonstrations, dharanas, courted arrests, sued in the courts and subsequently were successful in getting all the objectionable parts expunged from the books. All of you will be glad to know that Sanskrit learning and speaking is becoming popular in some of the states in USA A two day Sanskrit seminar, attended by about 36 participants, was held in Washoe County, Nevada State, USA at a place called Reno and declared 12th January as the ‘Sanskrit Day’. Inaugurating the seminar Robert M. Larkin, Chairman Washoe County Commission said -“As Hinduism expands in the West, it is important to understand Hinduism and one should have the working knowledge of Sanskrit for it.” And what is happening in our Country? English is sought to be taught from the first standard and English medium schools are proliferating. Compulsion to pass in English is making many budding talents discontinue their education. Even those who pass-out of their educational institutions find it very hard to express their thoughts and feelings in English. An interesting example came to light when a candidate Mahesh Pande appearing for the Union Public Service Commission examination was asked to write an essay on ‘The Indian Cow’. Some excerpts from the essay that he had written are here-
“He is a cow. The cow is a successful animal. Also he is four-footed, and because he is a female he gives milks…..The milks comes from four taps attached to his basement…. He has got tails also, situated in the backyard. It has hairs on the other end of the other side. This is to frighten away the flies which alight on his cohesive body, here upon he gives hit with it.”
Can Mahesh Pande be blamed? The blame lies on those who have imposed the educational system with an alien language as the medium for the past 61 years of Independence. Propaganda goes on that without English there can’t be any progress. Then how could China, Japan, Egypt, Greece, Italy, Germany, France, Portugal etc. progress? They don’t have English as the medium. Are they in anyway backward? There is no connect between progress and English. Our Minister of Education needs to take three steps – (1) Let the nine Hindi-speaking states have one university each, teaching Physics, Chemistry, Information technology, Management, Law, History, Geography and all other subjects in Hindi medium. Reading, writing and speaking skills in any one of the other Bharatiya languages be imparted in the middle and higher secondary schools of those states. (2) In the non-Hindi speaking states let the medium of instruction be the language of that state and instead of English, knowledge of Hindi be imparted and (3) Let there be a common technical terminology for all our Bharatiya languages.
Once this is done, many latent talents will begin to surface. One inspiring example can be given of a young man named Navinkumar from Trissur who completed his higher secondary education in Malayalam medium and then abandoned his further studies. For nine years he toiled and ultimately was able to invent a method with the help of which one can have a continuous supply of energy from a battery. Recently I have received news that he has developed a generator also which can meet all the electricity requirements of a house. Using this method a bus, a car or an auto can be made to run continuously for long distances without any recharging whatsoever.
Coming to Kandhamal in Orissa and Mangalore and Udipi in Karnataka, incidences there have been hitting headlines for the past nearly one and half months. Revered Vedanta Kesari Swami Lakshamanananda Saraswati along with two other sanyasis, a sadhvi and a devotee were brutally killed at midnight in his Jalespata ashram by church goondas armed with AK 47 rifles. In Mangalore and Udipi one group of Christian published derogatory literature about Hindu gods and goddesses and distributed it. This incensed the public and in retaliation a few so called prayer halls were burnt. Today Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajranga Dal are being blamed for this. But to know the truth, instead of entering into arguments it will be better to read the contents of a nine page letter written by Congress Secular Hindu Forum addressed to president of the Congress Party. Some excerpts from the long letter tell the whole story:-
“Everyone in our country is very much aware that the huge amounts of foreign funds coming from certain countries, received by the Christian groups are being diverted only for religious conversion of Hindu followers to Christian faith all over the country. After the British period, Christian missionaries have been in the country’s backyard with the help of American funding and political support.”
“In Orissa State, there is freedom of religious act, 1967, that is clearly against any religious conversion by use of ‘force and by means of inducement or allurement. Each conversion needs a compulsory prior sanction from the District Magistrate. After the 1967 act became a part of the law, till today only a few people have obtained legal sanction for getting converted to Christianity. The Congress Secular Hindu Forum finds out that thousands of families have been converted through illegal means...”
“The Congress Secular Hindu Forum is totally concerned about the current situation. The time has come to stop the policy of appeasement towards the Christians and blaming Hindu Community for every communal tension. The missionaries and NGO’s armed with abundant foreign resources are converting the gullible Dalits and tribals. They are not interested in the unity of our society but they want the disintegration or our great nation. The violence in Orissa state is a launching pad for their crooked designs. The brutal murder of Swami shri Lakshamanananda Saraswati and four of his disciples on the midnight of 23rd August is pointing to the handy work of well trained and planned extremists action. The Hindu community in Orissa and other parts of our country believe that the emerging Christian militancy is the real culprit behind the murder.”
“The Christian Missionaries are publicly threatening that they have already formed a militant organization named ‘Suraksha Vahini’ for the protection of their cadres indulging in Christian conversion activities. The emergence of Suraksha Vahini is a major threat to the already fluid law and order situation in Orissa...After committing the heinous crime against Swami Lakshamananand Saraswati and others, the Christian leaders were in Delhi and met the Indian Union President and the Prime Minister and presented their grievances. The Congress Secular Hindu Forum has strongly demanded that the Central and the State Governments must do all that is necessary for the unity of the nation and don’t entertain the baseless arguments of Christian missionaries…..”
“Every citizen of our country is aware that the daylight murder of Smt. Indira Gandhi was planned and executed by the progress of American imperialism. Indiraji is still remaining light and hope of poor and down trodden classes throughout the country, still they are worshiping her and affectionately calling her ‘Indiramma’ and expecting that the Congress Party will one day deliver them the ‘Indiramma Rajyam’. Ironically now our party leadership is overwhelmingly working and searching to collude new avenues of friendship with the murderers of our great leader Indiraji. All over India, Congress workers are completely shattered and are in utter disbelief about the newly found friendship and cooperation with the American colonialism….”
“Wearing the mask of the ‘Maoist’ organizations the Christian extremists organizations meticulously planned and executed the murder of Swami Lakshamanananda Sarswati and his followers. The so called ‘Maoists Liberation Front’ has already declared that ‘we are the perpetrators of this elimination work... The Naxalite Organisation ‘Maoist Liberation Front’, which formally raised slogan of class-war, have been converted to be the real protectors of American missionaries and American colonialism. They have already declared that many more actions will be followed in the lines of Kandhamal district in Orissa to protect the activities of the Christian missionaries actively engaged in the conversion work.”
“The pressure tactics applied by the Christian lobby on the Congress leader, Shri K. Karunakaran the main pillar of the Kerala politics, from the Congress party gave another shock to the Hindu community in Kerala. These were the main reasons behind Kerala debacle. There have been bloody clashes between C.P.M. and its allied organization with the R.S.S. and its affiliated organizations. There is a general tendency in RSS and its affiliated organizations to extend support to the Congress-led alliance to get rid of the murderous politics practiced by the CPI (M) and its alliance partners. If there is a silence from the Sangh organizations it will definitely create an advantage for the CPI (M) alliance.
“In the last four years we have sent several letters to Soniaji and other important Congress leaders to discuss the issues facing the Hindu workers of the Congress Party… There is no reply from the authorities whether they are rejected or entertained…This is an example of callousness and arrogance the Hindu party workers are facing from our party. There are no restrictions for the Christian missionary workers, Bishops, Pastors and Muslim religious leaders to visit Smt. Sonia Gandhi and discuss their matters within hours of their intimation letter or message seeking for permission. The No.10 Janpath authorities are always keen to express their discrimination against the Hindu followers of the Congress Party for granting permission to visit the Congress President.” This admittance on the part of the general secretary of the Congress Secular Hindu Forum reveals many things and for that he deserves congratulations.
Today the utmost need for the Hindu society is to stand up against any injustice perpetrated against it in the same way as the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board Andolan had done in Jammu-Kashmir recently. The struggle they launched by rising above the consideration of caste, creed, religious denominations, language etc. has set a new example in the history of our country. The political leaders run after vote-banks. So long as they find that the Hindus are divided they run after the Muslims and Christian vote-banks and care hoots for Hindu’s sentiments and injustices perpetrated against them. But Jammu has changed all this. If we just take cognizance of the ‘jail bharo andolan’ of three days – 18th, 19th and 20th August– we shall be able to gauge the uniqueness of this movement.
Jammu has a population of 56 lakhs of which 16 lakhs are Muslims. From the rest of the Hindu society 2 lakh 21 thousand men came on foot and voluntarily courted arrest. On the 19th, 1 lakh 74 thousand women came out of their homes and got arrested. When asked for their names, every one of them replied ‘Parvati’, husband’s name? – ‘Shiva’, address? – Baltal, Kashmir. Perhaps this was the biggest turn up of our ‘matri-shakti’ in the history of world. The third day was for the children. 1 lakh 12 thousand children between the age of 5 to 15 years courted arrest. No mother or grand-mother expressed any concern about what will happen to the children in case of any stampede. None of the children thought what would happen to their future career. In the jail when asked for the name, the reply was ‘Ganapati’, mother’s name? –‘Parvati’, father’s name? –‘Shiva’, residence? – Baltal, Kashmir.
On a particular day the government and non-governmental service personnel decided to go on mass casual leave. A question cropped up – how could the doctors go on casual leave leaving the emergency patients unattended. It was decided that during day time they would be on casual leave and during night they will be attending serious patients. When the patients of different hospitals came to know about this decision, they, some of them were in a critical condition, informed the doctors that –“They need two things - ‘dawa’ (medicines) and ‘dua’ (blessings) and it is said that blessings are more potent than medicines. You administer medicines daily, now we need your blessings. You are being on a full day (24 hours) casual leave that will be ‘dua’ for us. Rest assured, nothing will happen to us.” And by the blessings of ‘Bhole Baba’, nothing happened.
The movement was in its ninth day. Seeing that there was no positive outcome, one Shri Kuldeep Dogra came to the venue, recited a poem there, and in his three minutes address said –“This movement now needs sacrifice and I shall sacrifice my life.” Saying this he sat down and immediately fell down with a bang. Seeing froth coming out of his mouth, it was revealed that he had taken ‘sulfur’ and before he could be admitted in the hospital, he had already become a martyr on the way.
Before that six martyrs had already fallen to the bullets of the police force and one to that of security personnel. Now this new series of people seeking martyrdom had started. Had this not been checked, the number could have risen up to 50-100. Is this not a grand example of martyrdom for a noble cause?
This movement for saving the Ramasetu proved to be the harbinger of united resistance movement of the Hindu-society. On 12th Sep.2007, a call was given for ‘rasta roko’ (blocking the roads) from 8 am to 11 am, which culminated in success even in the left-ruled states. The case of Agartala (Tripura) however needs special mention for its novelty. There the RSS and the other Hindu forces are not strong enough but the Hindu society strongly wished to do something to show solidarity with the Ramasetu movement. An idea flashed in the fertile mind of a young man and he immediately shared it with some of his colleagues. Accordingly in early morning at 4 am they placed an old motor-tyre in the middle of the national highway joining Agartala to Silchar and putting some dry twigs, leaves etc. set it on fire. When the flames rose, immediately some people awoke from their slumber and began to shout ‘agun, agun’ (fire-fire). Somebody informed the fire-brigade and immediately 9-10 vehicles reached the spot and the area was cordoned. This blocked the highway and before long there was a long queue of trucks, buses and cars on both sides. By the time jam was cleared it was already 10-10.30 and thus the ‘chakka jam’ movement was successful.
In Jammu, when the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board movement was going on, people were courting arrests and making sacrifices. People decided to show their solidarity with the movement all over the country. It was decided that they should resort to ‘jail-bharo’ movement at their places. Freedom was given to local units to choose any date convenient to them between 12th and 21st August. Apart from Jammu, some 5 lakhs 25 thousand people offered themselves to get arrested at 6120 places. Some of them were arrested; the rest peacefully registered their protests by squatting at a square or road for three hours. The highlight was men of high status who generally do not come out of their homes also participated in support of this movement.
Time has come for the awakened Hindu Society should to shed its image of being docile, always prone to be bullied and attacked by others. We never go to attack anybody but if anybody attacks, in self-defence we should never hesitate to resist. The resistance should be such that the attackers get a lesson that we have authority of law to retaliate in self-defense. The self-defense should be such that the attackers get a lesson for their life that the attack on the Hindu society will only be counter productive.
Today, shedding its centuries’ old torpor, our country is rising. When we use the term Hindu, it encompasses all those who accept Bharat mata as our mother, all the great personalities of the nations as our ancestors and subscribe to the main ingredients of our ‘sanskriti’ i.e. ethos that says that the truth is one and the wise men describe it in various ways, as also the principle that there are many paths leading to the Ultimate goal and all those paths are true. Those who say that only our way is the true one, all others are false, cannot be a part of Hindu society. Those who indulge in proselytization by force, allurements and inducements have no place in this Nation’s life.
If all of us move in unison, tread our own respective paths cooperating with each other then the day is not far away when the flag of our Nation will fly highest in the world. Let us move with our heart throbbing with the spirit contained in the following stanza-
O immortal son’s of our Motherland,
Cultivate unquenchable fiery power in yourselves,
Fill the sons of the soil with devotion to the Nation,
And spread far and wide Bharat’s name and fame.
Uplifted are the Himalayas the measuring rod of this Earth,
And evil forces want to sever the saffron fields from us,
Think again about the safety of Ganga, Geeta and Gomata
Fill the sons of the soil with devotion to the Nation
And spread far and wide Bharat’s name and fame.
Note:- This is the translation of original speech in Hindi
Catholic Nun, Hindu Swami and the Politics of Identity
by Saurav Basu
The rape of a Catholic Nun in Kandhmal by suspected Kandh tribals has intensified the Congress-led UPA government’s fascist intention to dismiss the popularly elected, two term chief minister Naveen Patnaik heading the BJD-BJP coalition, hypocritically disowning their own legacy of failure under Congress Chief Minister J B Patnaik when Graham Staines was burnt to death by Dara Singh, a lone tribal ranger.
Big font headlines in English dailies over an event which considering the explosive situation prevailing in the Kandhamal district, barely two days after the popular Hindu Swami Laxmananda’s Saraswati’s murder, seems intriguing especially since the latter’s brutal murder along with 4 other Ashram inmates including a woman and a child were shunted to page 10 by the same. Not satisfied with that, they accepted with alacrity the supposedly Maoist appropriation of the crime, even when this claim of a Maoist group had been rejected by their own peers  , who are known to be in cohorts with Christian evangelists.
In India every day over 18 women are raped – but their sordid stories rarely if ever make headlines. However, in this case, the vested interests in the media found an opportunity to twist a case of human suffering to fit their own communal agenda. Even before ascertaining the facts of the case, they started a campaign of using this one-off incident to foster their goal of demonizing anything that is Hindu. To anyone who has been following the incidents in Orissa, it would be absolutely clear that these very same groups in the media have, from the very beginning, presented a totally distorted picture of the actual nature of the conflict in the state. They have used every trick out of their propaganda manual to try to paint the conflict in such a way as to support their own nefarious thesis.
In Orissa, for decades, there has been simmering tensions between the Kandh tribals and the Panis - the latter having allied with the missionaries have persistently persecuted the former and frequently been party to land grabs. A lot of this forcibly appropriated land has been used for constructing illegal churches which serve as houses of conversion. The fact is that the Panis are not even tribals, but they strive to demote their caste status from SC to ST in order to conveniently usurp the very meager state doles, meant for the Kandhas in a district where 78% of the population resides below the poverty line. Even the Statesman, known for this socialist viewpoint, has in an editorial  admitted the deep rooted tribal disaffection representing the ethnic aspect of the subaltern strife which cannot be reduced to the terms of the recent pattern of VHP-Christian confrontation. This internecine struggle between two indigenous communities on considerations of caste and reservation has been further accentuated by the Christian evangelist propaganda and consequent exploitation of the situation.
The yet unknown culprits have also been explicitly identified as “Hindu fanatics” by the very same media which dogmatically dithers from denigrating terror bombers as “Muslim fundamentalists” and instead prefers to use politically loaded terms like misguided Islamic militants or sometimes even ‘misguided youth’! Not surprisingly, these Hindu fanatics will discover no guardian angels in the English language mouthpieces unlike the SIMI which has Tehelka and a host of other sympathizers in human right forums, academic circles and political parties. M C Sharma has now been declared to have been killed in a fake encounter/friendly fire by M J Akbar, the Hindustan times, Muslim fact finding teams  and Mushirul Hasan Vice Chancellor and “JNU recognized secular historian” of the Jamia Milia Islamia. But it is certain that no Hindu activist, group or leader will allege the rape to be a fake or consensual; such conspiracy theories have no place within the domains of a genuine “Hindu mindset” despite the fact that in the infamous Jhabua rape case in 1999, six of the twelve accused in question who had been prematurely identified as Hinduvta activists by the “secular brigade” turned out to be tribal converts to Christianity. Of course, the `secular' media ran away after telling such a massive lie, when the truth was revealed . No apology was forthcoming.
The confabulating Catholics will vehemently deny the tribals a place in the Hindu religious fold in order to facilitate their conversion strategies. They are animists they say, ironically the very cult Romila Thapar reserved for the Vedic Aryans in her VI class NCERT textbook. However, the same Catholics in alliance with the “secularists” now claim Hindus to be responsible for this dastardly drama - the accused tribals in question have now been conveniently elevated to the status of “caste” hindus. Perhaps, we are also ignoring that in most Indian tribals, the ideology of rape is minimal, if not non-existent. All in all, how can tribals who are only semi Hinduized although attuned to several naturalistic Hindu practices, be considered as representative of the Hindu right is beyond the comprehension of the rational mind.
The perversions of the Times View (4th October) is explicit in their illegitimate improvisation where they have the audacity to declare discovering no difference between the acts of terrorist bombings in Delhi, Ahmedabad, Jaipur and that of the rape in question. It is preposterous to suggest that that an isolated solitary rape case in a remote and inaccessible region and in a highly charged atmosphere caused by the brutal murder of a popular religious icon is the same as pre-planned conspiracy to destroy the nation by Islamic fundamentalists, guided by an inhuman and barbaric ideology. The propagation of such patently false ideas is not only a great disrespect to the thousands of victims killed and maimed in terror attacks but also exposes the moral vacuity and the vicious agenda of a section of India’s fourth estate.
Moreover, it is becoming increasingly apparent that sections of the “secular” media have their own doctrinal axis to grind, which includes distortion and suppression of news involving Christian atrocities on Hindus in Kandhamal. For instance, on the 26th of September, CNN.com, the leading American news channel reported a Hindu man killed by a presumably Christian mob in Kandhmal . In contrast, the very next day on 27th of September, the communist national daily, ‘The Hindu’ applied their Goebellesque  imagination by insisting that some man was killed by members of the majority community!
Rediff.com reported on 3rd of October that two Hindus had been hacked to death  , however they had no word of condemnation for any Christian group, which is in total contrast to their behaviour when a victim is other than Hindu.
France 24 a French daily in one of their inflammatory articles accused the late Swami Laxmananda Saraswati to be an extremist fundamentalist eliminated by Maoists for good reason. And yet, Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi continue to bend over backwards to appease hyperbolic Christian sensitivities of the West  actively engaged in funding the likes of Project Joshua which relentlessly rushes to Christianize India by the turn of the next century. While this conflagration rages on, the debate over conversion has been sidelined. Unconstitutional, unlawful conversion is cheered in the name of providing health and education services through quacks and Christian geocentric theories respectively. Any nationalist and Hindu rescuing his faith through reconversion is deemed communalist and cause of tension, a situation strangely reminiscent of the Raj’s attitude which V D Savarkar had summed up thus;
“If reconversion movement created tension, why should the conversion movement not be considered so? I emphasize that if at all anybody was to be held responsible for the tension, the missionaries and the maulvis should be held so because they had started the conversion first…moreover, I was doing sacred work for my nation which is being exploited in her fallen days by foreign faiths. It was a strange attitude on the part of a government that allowed robbers to commit robberies and prohibited the owners from protecting and defending their property”
Ultimately, cynical exploitation of an unfortunate rape victim’s tragic story and zealously transforming her into a “secular” mascot in the political crusade against ‘imaginary Hindu fundamentalism’ is representative of the absolute amorality of its agents
1. Maoists deny role in VHP leader’s murder; The Hindu, 29.8.2008
2. Violent Ethnicity: Beyond the religious confrontation in Orissa; The Statesman, 20.9.2008
3. Interview with Dr. Zafarul Islam Khan; Rediff.com 29.9.2008
4. Secular hoot and scoot, S Gurumurthy, New Indian Express, 29.6.2004
5. Indian Police probe sectarian clashes; CNN.com, 26.9.2008
6. Violence continues in Kandhamal; The Hindu, 27.9.2008
7. Kandhamal violence worsens, two killed; Rediff.com, 3.10.2008
8. UPA appeasing Christian west, Swapan Dasgupta; The Pioneer, 5.10.2008
October 5, 2008
Financial Crisis may hake eco prize
Agencies Posted online: Oct 05, 2008 at 1316 hrs (Indian Express)
Stockholm, October 5: : The current financial crisis is raising questions about the legacy of the Nobel economics award, with prized liberal market theories being blamed for the mess and some experts saying the turmoil will in future push the prize in a new direction.
"I think the crisis is leading to a fundamental change in the philosophy. We've seen that unfettered markets can be a disaster," Joseph Stiglitz, a Columbia University professor who himself won the 2001 Nobel Economics Prize, said.
The prize committee has been criticised in the past for focusing heavily on the neoclassical approach to economics, which in political terms is often equated with the market liberalism dominating mainstream economics today.
The theories of such Nobel laureates as Milton Friedman, who won the prize in 1976 and whose ideas helped power a conservative policy revolution, have increasingly been accused of helping to pave the way for the current market mess.
With their unwavering belief in the efficiency of the private sector and the rationality of markets that are best left untouched by government intervention and regulations, such economic theories deserve a share of the blame for the financial sector meltdowns on view today, critics say.
"Recent events provide what you might call the meat, the causal empirical verification that markets don't work on their own very well," said Stiglitz, a former World Bank chief economist whose harsh criticism of the bank's policies led to his resignation in 2000.
Out of the 58 people who have won the Nobel Economics Prize, 40, or 69 per cent, have been US citizens, while more than 70 per cent worked at US universities when they received their award.