Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Maryada Purushotham Ram

Maryada Purushotham Ram
by Nithin.S

The word Ramayan has been derived from two words ram and ayan. Ram ramayate 1 means to remain engrossed in one’s target. It is with reference to remaining engrossed in Bliss which is derived from spiritual practice. In the quote “Samasya ayanam Ramayanam”2 “ayan” means speed, the path or to go. Hence Ramayan is that which leads one to, ‘The Supreme Lord’. In other words, King Rama or the Lord Rama as he is often addressed to shows the path to reach Moksha (which the ultimate Purushartha of all hindus) by example of his own life.

Among the pantheon of Hindu Gods and Goddesses and Avatars, Rama probably is the only God, who is worshiped all over India, not just worshipping, he is respected and revered all over India. Even in places like Gujarat where Krishna worship predominates or in West Bengal, where Kali worship predominates; the respect and the devotion which Hindus have in their minds for Rama is same as in other parts of the world. The reason for it is Lord Ram is considered an ‘Ideal Human’. His life is considered as ‘Ideal Life’. For this reason, Rama is referred as ‘Maryada Purushotham’ Rama, and his Kingdom, the ‘Ramarajya’ as the ideal state.

Rama belongs to the "Ikshvaagu Vamsaa", which starts with Lord Brahmma and Brahmma's son 'Mareechi' takes over the reigns and from him his son 'Kasyapaa', 'Vaivaswathaa', 'Manu', 'Ikshvaagu'. Then it goes on hereditarily to 'Manthaatha' to 'Bagiratha', then to 'Raghu' (hence the other name 'Raghu Vamsaa') to 'Yayaathi' to 'Ajan', the father of 'Dasaratha' from whom Lord Rama takes over the reigns.

Rama is considered an Ideal son, because he gave up his rightful claim to the throne, and agreed to go into exile for fourteen years, to fulfill the vow that his father had given to Kaikeyi, one of King Dashratha's wives. He is considered as Ideal Husband who practiced the Ideal of Monogamy even though polygamy was common practice among the Kshatriyas. Even after he banished Sita, he remained loyal to her and was doing penance with a gold statue of Sita. He was an Ideal Friend who helped Sugriv, Bibhishan, etc. during catastrophes in their lives. Most importantly Rama is an Ideal King who chose his ‘Raja Dharma’ over his ‘Pathi Dharma’ when he banished Sita because his subjects expressed doubts about the chastity of Sita, ignoring his personal relationship with her.

Rama may or may not be historical, but he represents the values, morals and ethics of Hindus. Rama is the symbolism of Dharma. In short Rama teaches the ideals of Sanatana Dharma by living life according to it. The unique position and importance Lord Ram has in the Hindu scheme of things is due to this position of being Maryada Purushotham.

1, 2 - http://www.hindujagruti.org/hinduism/knowledge/article/what-is-the-real-meaning-of-ramarajya.html#11

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

1947-Partition of India

1947-Partition of India


The Partition of India was a partition that led to the creation on 14 August 1947 and 15 August 1947, respectively, of the sovereign states of Dominion of Pakistan (later Islamic Republic of Pakistan) and Union of India (later Republic of India) upon becoming free from British rule. In particular, it refers to the partition of the Bengal province of British India into the East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) and the Indian state of West Bengal, as well as the similar partition of the Punjab region of British India into the Punjab province of West Pakistan and the Indian state of Punjab.

Most Indians today happily celebrate August 15th as Independence Day, but all seem to have forgotten that August 15 marks a day when our Holy Motherland, our Akhand Bharathvarsha was divided, when about 1/3 of our land was taken away from us, when a large number of Hindus were killed and more number became refugees in their own Nation. H.V Sheshadri in his Book, The Tragic Story of Partition says-

“In the [past] one thousand years many parts of our country had been ruled by the Muslims and then by the British, but the nation had never compromised, in principle, its sovereignty over any part of the motherland. As a result, our nation had never ceased to strive for throwing out the aggressors and liberate those parts. And history tells us that ultimately it did succeed in freeing the entire land from the clutches of foreign invaders. However, for the first time, Partition conceded the moral and legal right to them over certain parts of the country and declared an ignominious finale to the one thousand years old heroic struggle for freedom. Thus it was an act of humiliating surrender on the point of principle. The usual interpretation of Partition, however, does not utter a word about this aspect. Even while conceding Partition to be a tragedy, it is sought to be made out as the only practical way out then available - as the inevitable price for achieving freedom.”1

Throughout the history of Bharathavarsha, we find that even though there was no political unity, the whole Bharath was united together by a stronger bond of culture, that is, Sanatana Dharma. Akhand Bharat for Hindus was never a mere clod of clay. It was verily the Matrubhoomi, the Punyabhoomi, the Dharmabhoomi, the Devabhoomi, the Karmabhoomi - all sublimated into one single majestic figure of Bharat Mata. This Bharathavarsha was later painted as “Indian Sub-continent” by the English men for breaking the Hindu Morale. The territorial unity and integrity of Bharatavarsha - the land that lies south of the Himalayas, east of Sakadvipa (Seistan), south-east of Vãhlîka (Balkh), west of Burma and between the two seas - was never a political contrivance created by the sword of a conqueror. On the contrary, it was meant and manifested by Mother Nature herself as the cradle of an incomparable culture - the culture of Sanãtana Dharma.2

But, in 1947, this Bharathvarsha was divided due to the political unwillingness and the muslim appeasing policies of our national leaders Gandhi, Nehru and their Congress party. To quote the appropriate words of Prafull Goradia in this context: "For Mahatma Gandhi, no price was too great for appeasing Muslims, so that they did not oppose Hindus. That he did not understand the Muslims was proved by the conduct of the Muslim League and by the vivisection of the country."3

No one among the national leadership had the time or the talent to take stock of the situation, see the forces at work in a historical setting, and give a resounding call for a new national resolve - to foil the consolidation of Islamic imperialism in several parts of Bharatavarsha, and to launch another struggle for winning back all our people and every bit of national territory from the stranglehold of a theocratic state that was fast taking shape. The millions of Hindus who had to abandon their ancestral homes in East and West, became refugees at the very dawn of freedom for which they had worked so hard and made so many sacrifices. Their dream of becoming the proud citizens of a country freed from every vestige of foreign imperialism had suddenly turned into a nightmare. Something had gone seriously wrong somewhere.4

Pakistan grew out of the two-nation theory of the Muslim League, The very name of the State which the Muslim League envisaged-and achieved-is, in the context in which it was adopted, a standing insult to the Hindus and other non-Muslims living in India. This name-Pakistan-means literally the Land of the Pure or of Purity. This implies clearly that Hindus and all that belongs to them credally and materially is impure, defiled and unholy.5 Dr. Mohammad Iqbal in his presidential address at the Annual Muslim League Session held at Allahabad in 1930, said that he felt a separate nation for Muslims was essential.6 In the January of 1933 appeared, on behalf of certain Indian Muslim students at Cambridge, headed by Chaudhari Rehmat Ali, a pamphlet entitled Now or Never. This pamphlet advocated a complete break away of the Muslims of North-Western zones of India from the rest of the Indian nation.7 At the 1940 AIML conference in Lahore, Jinnah made clear his commitment to two separate states, a position from which the League never again wavered: “The Hindus and the Muslims belong to two different religions, philosophies, social customs and literature… To yoke together two such nations under a single state, one as a numerical minority and the other as a majority, must lead to growing discontent and final destruction of any fabric that may be so built up for the government of such a state.”8

The Direct Action of the Muslim League was launched on August the 16th, 1946 after cabinet Mission failed. The Muslim League Bengal Government declared August 16, 1946 to be a public holiday throughout Bengal. This Direct Action Day, also known as Great Calcutta killings, left 5,000 Hindus dead and about 15,000 injured. The Direct Action Day riots in Calcutta spread to other regions, reaching this district where a massive pogrom was organized against the Hindu minority. An important incident following Direct Action Day was the Noakhali district massacre on October 1946. The death toll is estimated to be in the thousands, with 51-75 thousand Hindus ethnically cleansed from the region. In the words of S. L. Ghosh of the Ananda Bazar Patrika- "The horror of the Noakhali outrage is unique in modern history in that it was not a simple case of turbulent members of the majority community (Muslims) killing off helpless members of the minority Hindu community, but was one whose chief aim was mass conversion, accompanied by loot, arson and wholesale devastation... No section of the Hindu community has been spared, the wealthier classes being dealt with more drastically. Abduction and outrage of Hindu women and forcible marriages were also resorted. The slogans used and the methods employed indicate that it was all part of a plan for the simultaneous establishment of Pakistan." An attack on Hindus occurred in Delhi on the 12th August, 1946. There was rioting in such vastly different places as Cawnpore, Bombay, Poona, Ahmedabad, Dacca and a few others. The lesson of it all was becoming very abundantly clear. The Muslim League was waging its war in earnest on non-Muslims to achieve its Pakistan. This was followed by genocide of Hindus and Sikhs by Muslim League in Punjab.According to Richard Symonds “at the lowest estimate, half a million people perished and twelve million became homeless”

August 15th marks this bloody partition, where Hindus not only lost a major chunk of their motherland, but also left thousands dead and millions as refugees. On the midnight of August 15th, 1947, Pandit Nehru made historic speech where he said- “Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially. At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom. A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends, and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance. It is fitting that at this solemn moment we take the pledge of dedication to the service of India and her people and to the still larger cause of humanity.”9

I am forced to ask the question H.V. Sheshadri asks, “Did the tryst with destiny which our leaders had made long years ago include this crucial twist of history also? Was it a picture of a divided Bharat which had been the cherished vision of our freedom fighters including Pandit Nehru?”

Finally, Mahayogi Sri Aurobindo in his birthday message on 15th August 1947, said- “India today became free but she has not achieved Unity… The old communal division into Hindus and Muslims seems now to have hardened into permanent political division of the country. It is hoped that this settled fact will not be accepted as settled forever, as anything more than a temporary expedient. For if it lasts, India may be seriously weakened, even crippled; civil strife may remain always possible, possible even a new invasion and foreign conquest. India’s internal development and prosperity may be impeded, her position among nations weakened, her destiny impaired or even fractured. This must not be; the Partition must go. By whatever means, in whatever way, the division must go; unity must and will be achieved, for it is necessary for the greatness of the India’s future”10


1 The Tragic Story of Partition, p. 12.

2 Muslim Separatism Causes and Consequences, Chapter 2, Sita Ram Goel

3 http://www.ivarta.com/columns/OL_070120.htm

4 Muslim Separatism Causes and Consequences, Chapter 3, Sita Ram Goel

5, Muslim League Attack on Sikhs and Hindus in the Punjab 1947, Chapter 1

Compiled for the SGPC, By S. Gurbachan Singh Talib

6,8 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Partition_of_India

7 Muslim League Attack on Sikhs and Hindus in the Punjab 1947, Chapter 2

Compiled for the SGPC, By S. Gurbachan Singh Talib

9 http://my-utterances.sulekha.com/blog/post/2007/08/tryst-with-destiny-rare-vi...

10 Sri Aurobindo, Complete works, Vol 26

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Secularists, Marxists and the ‘Avarana’ of Truth by Nithin.S

Secularists, Marxists and the ‘Avarana’ of Truth

During the recent book release function of the Kannada book “Aavaranada Anaavarana (The unraveling of ‘Book’Aavarana)”, written by N.S.Shankar in Bangalore, noted writer and Jnanapeeta award winner U.R.Ananthamurthy, while speaking about the book for its “critical analysis” of Kannada novel Aavarana by noted author S.L.Byrappa said-
“Bhyrappa does not know either Hindu religion or the art of story-telling. He is only a debater…He does not go beyond his opinions. He constructs the plot and selects characters only to suit his opinions and end up as a debater, rather than a creative writer.”
Further Chandrashekhar Kambar and G.K. Govinda Rao who were also present said “Avarana is a bad book” and “Reject the book” respectively.1

Let us examine how valid are their comments.. S.L.Byrappa is one of the most popular writer and Kannada novelist. He has a Phd in Philosophy; his doctoral dissertation entitled “Satya Mattu Soundarya” (Truth and Beauty) explores complex relationships between truth, ethics, beauty, art, existence, and philosophy. He has written some of the celebrated novels like “Vamsha Vruksha”, “Daatu”, most notably his magnum opus, “Parva”.

The present novel “Avarana” meaning “veil” or “truth masking”, is his second historical novel covering the time period between 8th - 14th centuries of India. His first historical novel 'SArTa' covered the time up to 8th century. The latest novel Avarana is already going for its 10th edition2. The novel has seen nine editions in four months after it was first published in February last. The conflict of truth v/s untruth is the topic explored in his previous novel SAkshi at individual level. AvaraNa explores the same problem at the global level. The twin objectives of the novel- explore history and expose historians, who are distorting it. In the book Byrappa tries to show the real history of India under Moghuls.

The Marxists and Seculars have created the myth that Muslim rulers were tolerant. They deny that there was mass temple destruction and mass Killing of Hindus. But, Dr.Koenraad Elst in his book “Negationism in India Concealing the record of Islam”3 writes- “The Muslim conquests, down to the 16th century, were for the Hindus a pure struggle of life and death. Entire cities were burnt down and the populations massacred, with hundreds of thousands killed in every campaign, and similar numbers deported as slaves. Every new invader made (often literally) his hills of Hindus skulls. Thus, the conquest of Afghanistan in the year 1000 was followed by the annihilation of the Hindu population; the region is still called the Hindu Kush, i.e. Hindu slaughter. The Bahmani sultans (1347-1480) in central India made it a rule to kill 100,000 captives in a single day, and many more on other occasions. The conquest of the Vijayanagar empire in 1564 left the capital plus large areas of Karnataka depopulated. And so on.”

About the destruction of Hindu Temples, Sita Ram Goel writes in his book “Hindu Temples :What Happened To Them -Volume II :The Islamic Evidence”4-
“Mahmûd of Ghazni robbed and burnt down 1,000 temples at Mathura, and 10,000 in and around Kanauj. One of his successors, Ibrãhîm, demolished 1,000 temples each in Hindustan (Ganga-Yamuna Doab) and Malwa. Muhammad Ghûrî destroyed another 1,000 at Varanasi. Qutbu’d-Dîn Aibak employed elephants for pulling down 1,000 temples in Delhi. “Alî I ‘Ãdil Shãh of Bijapur destroyed 200 to 300 temples in Karnataka. A sufi, Qãyim Shãh, destroyed 12 temples at Tiruchirapalli. Such exact or approximate counts, however, are available only in a few cases. Most of the time we are informed that “many strong temples which would have remained unshaken even by the trumpets blown on the Day of Judgment, were levelled with the ground when swept by the wind of Islãm”. Further, Goel takes pain to make a long list of places where temples were converted to mosques. I shall list here only a few important ones5-

Epigraphy evidences[temples have been converted to mosques]
1. Quwwat al-Islam Masjid, Qutb Minar, Delhi by Qutbud-Din Aibak in 1192 A.D.
2. Masjid at Manvi in the Raichur District of Karnataka, Firuz Shah Bahmani, 1406-07 A.D
3. Jami Masjid at Malan, Palanpur Taluka, Banaskantha District of Gujarat: ?The Jami Masjid was built? by Khan-I-Azam Ulugh Khan, The date of construction is mentioned as 1462 A.D. in the reign of Mahmud Shah I (Begada) of Gujarat.
4. Hammam Darwaza Masjid at Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh, Its chronogram yields the year 1567 A.D. in the reign of Akbar, the Great Mughal
5. Jami Masjid at Ghoda in the Poona District of Maharashtra, The inscription is dated 1586 A.D. when the Poona region was ruled by the Nizam Shahi sultans of Ahmadnagar
6. Gachinala Masjid at Cumbum in the Kurnool District of Andhra Pradesh, The date of construction is mentioned as 1729-30 A.D. in the reign of the Mughal Emperor Muhammad Shah.

Literary Evidences-
1. Jhain[name of the place], Jalalud-Din Firuz Khalji went to the place and ordered destruction of temples, mentioned in Miftah-ul-Futuh.
2. Devagiri, Alaud-Din Khalji destroyed the temples of the idolaters , , mentioned in Miftah-ul-Futuh.
3. Somanath, Ulugh Khan, mentioned in Tarikh-i-Alai
4. Delhi, , Alaud-Din Khalji , Tarikh-i-Alai
5. Ranthambhor, mentioned in Tarikh-i-Alai
6. Brahmastpuri (Chidambaram), Malik Kafur, Tarikh-i-Alai
7. Madura, mentioned in Tarikh-i-Alai
8. Fatan: (Pattan), mentioned in Ashiqa
9. Ma?bar: (Parts of South India), Tarikh-i-Alai

These evidences clearly prove that there was indeed Hindu holocaust and the destruction of temples. Dr.Koenraad Elst while while summarizing the Hindu losses at the hands of Muslim invaders concludes6- “There is no official estimate of the total death toll of Hindus at the hands of Islam. A first glance at important testimonies by Muslim chroniclers suggests that, over 13 centuries and a territory as vast as the Subcontinent, Muslim Holy Warriors easily killed more Hindus than the 6 million of the Holocaust. Ferishtha lists several occasions when the Bahmani sultans in central India (1347-1528) killed a hundred thousand Hindus, which they set as a minimum goal whenever they felt like "punishing" the Hindus; and they were only a third-rank provincial dynasty. The biggest slaughters took place during the raids of Mahmud Ghaznavi (ca. 1000 CE); during the actual conquest of North India by Mohammed Ghori and his lieutenants (1192 ff.); and under the Delhi Sultanate (1206-1526). The Moghuls (1526-1857), even Babar and Aurangzeb, were fairly restrained tyrants by comparison. Prof. K.S. Lal once estimated that the Indian population declined by 50 million under the Sultanate, but that would be hard to substantiate; research into the magnitude of the damage Islam did to India is yet to start in right earnest.”

S.L.Byrappa, shows all these facts by using the story-within-a-story technique. The novel’s main character, Lakshmi turned Razia, discoveres the truth of Islamic history of India and writes a novel to express her understanding and to oppose the system that is creating an AvaraNa[veil] to prevent society from understanding the truth. The novel ends with Lakshmi/Razia trying to publish her novel, to find it banned by the government. This is similar to the many books banned like “Understanding Islam through Hadis” by Ram Swarup, “The Calcutta Quran Petition” by Sita Ram Goel which has tried to question Islam or the Islamic history of India. The historical facts about the medieval India under Islamic rule have been taken from104 references from 51 authors. The list of books that appear in the novel ranges from Babur Nama to Naipaul to Artha Shastra of Kautilya.7

If we just examine the history texts books prescribed in the schools, we will notice how history has been suppressed, distorted and misrepresented and complete falsehood has been propagated. Just few days back there was uproar in Rajya Sabha over distortions in NCERT school textbooks, including description of freedom fighter Balgangadhar Tilak as “terrorist” and terming Jat community as “marauders”.8 Ram Swarup has this to say about Marxist historians and their distortions- “Marxists have taken to rewriting Indian history on a large scale and it has meant its systematic falsification. They have a dogmatic view of history and for them the use of any history is to prove their dogma. Their very approach is hurtful to truth…. The Marxists contempt for India, particularly the India of religion, culture and philosophy, is deep and theoretically fortified. It exceeds the contempt ever shown by the most die-hard imperialists”9

Some of the other falsehood these Secular-Marxist historians propagate are-
1] Aryan Invasion Theory
2] Large scale destruction of Buddhists and Jain temples at the hands of Hindus in pre-Islamic India

Let us examine the Aryan Invation Theory [AIT]. Dr.Koenraad Elst, in his “The Vedic Evidence”10 after examining the Vedic corpus for any evidence for Aryan invasion theory proposed by the Marxist school, concludes- “The status question is still, more than ever, that the Vedic corpus provides no reference to an immigration of the so-called Vedic Aryans from Central Asia. This need not be taken as sufficient proof that such an invasion never took place... Perhaps such an invasion from a non-Indian homeland into India took place at a much earlier date…But at least, such an ?Aryan invasion? cannot be proven from the information provided by the Vedic narrative itself.” He further provides Astronomical and Litarary evidences against the AIT in his other essays.

In his book “Myth of Aryan Invasion Theory of India”11, David Frawley while commenting on the Political and Social Ramifications concludes-
“First it served to divide India into a northern Aryan and southern Dravidian culture which were made hostile to each other… Second, it gave the British an excuse for their conquest of India. They could claim to be doing only what the Aryan ancestors of the Hindus had previously done millennia ago. This same justification could be used by the Muslims or any other invaders of India. Third, it served to make Vedic culture later than and possibly derived from the Middle Eastern… Fourth, it allowed the sciences of India to be given a Greek basis… Fifth, it gave the Marxists a good basis for projecting their class struggle model of society on to India, with the invading Brahmins oppressing the indigenous Shudras (lower castes)” He further concludes that- “In short, the compelling reasons for the Aryan invasion theory were neither literary or archeological but political and religious that is to say, not scholarship but prejudice”

These clearly show that AIT which Marxists have been propagating is based on assumptions and pre-conceived notion, rather than hard evidences.

Now let us examine the second claim. Sita Ram Goel12 while comenting on the issue says- “It is intriguing indeed that whenever archaeological evidence points towards a mosque as standing on the site of a Hindu temple, our Marxist professors start seeing a Buddhist monastery buried underneath. They also invent some ?aiva king as destroying Buddhist and Jain shrines whenever the large-scale destruction of Hindu temples by Islamic invaders is mentioned. They never mention the destruction of big Buddhist and Jain complexes which dotted the length and breadth of India, Khurasan, and Sinkiang on the eve of the Islamic invasion, as testified by Hüen Tsang.”

Further he names some of the important places like Delhi, Mathura, Hastinapur, Kanauj, Sravasti, Ayodhya, Varanasi, Sarnath, Nalanda, Vikramasila where Buddhist and Jain temples were destroyed by the swordsmen of Islam.Finally he concludes in the following words- “It was also conceded that though Brahmanical, Buddhist and Jain sects and subsects had had heated discussions among themselves and used even strong language for their adversaries, the occasions when they exchanged physical blows were few and far between. The recent spurt of accusations that Hindus also were bigots and vandals like Christians and Muslims, seems to be an after-thought. Apologists who find it impossible to whitewash Christianity and Islam, are out to redress the balance by blackening Hinduism” These things clearly proves the claims of JNU historians as wrong.

The character assassination of Byrappa done by Ananthamurthy is uncalled for and progressives and intellectuals stoop into. The controvercy between Ananthamurthy and Byrappa ended when after few days, when he declared that he will not take part in literary functions in future. This is a clear case of what can be called as “Spit and Run”. This has been a general strategy used by these pseudo-secularists.

Just few months back there was another controversy, courted by DV Shankaramurthy, the education minister of Karnataka when he said that Tipu Sultan was anti-Kannada and that he should not be glorified. Then, noted Dramatist of Karnataka Girish Karnard called for an open debate with the minister and firmly contested that Tipu Sultan was a national hero. Previously he had written a play titled - "The Dreams of Tipu Sultan" in which he portrayed Tipu Sultan as a magnanimous character and national hero. This stand of glorification of Tipu Sultan and the suppression of atrocities he committed against Hindus was countered by S.L.Byrappa with facts and figures. But, when Karnad gave his response to Byrappa, instead of countering the points rised by Byrappa and justifying his glorification of Tipu Sultan, he accused Byrappa of becoming a "dhiDIr"(quick) historian overnight.13 Another case of character assassination.

These accounts clearly shows how these self-proclaimed “progressives” and “intellectuals” are building an “Avarana” around the “Satya”[Truth] of History and Religion and how they are misguiding the common Indians under the guise of “National Ingetration” and “Communal Harmony”. S.L.Byrappa wrote that “The relationships between communities, (Hindu and Muslim in this context) should not be built on false foundations - but on solid truths”14. Indeed, True National Integration can only occur when the facts of history are accepted and a new beginning is made.
















Thursday, May 31, 2007

Does M.F.Hussain deserve Raja Ravi Varma Award?

Does M.F.Hussain deserve Raja Ravi Varma Award?
By Nithin.S

The recent decision of Kerala Government to felicitate noted Painter M.F.Hussain with Raja Ravi Varma Award1, needs critical examination due to the fact that about 1250 formal police complaints, 7 court cases 2 have been registered against M.F. Hussain for denigrating Hindu deities by painting them in the nude.

Some of the paintings of the said painter depict Goddess Durga in sexual union with Tiger, Goddess Lakshmi naked on Shree Ganesh's head, Naked Saraswati, Naked Shri Parvati, Naked Lord Hanuman and Goddess Sita sitting on thigh of Ravana , Naked Bharatmata, Naked Lord Hanuman looking at sex action of Lord Ram and Seeta, Naked Shri Ganga and Shri Yamuna relaxing in water, Full Clad Muslim King and naked Hindu Brahmin, Muslim poets Faiz, Galib are shown well-clothed, Prophet's Daughter Fatima fully clothed3. These clearly shows that his paintings are basically for denigrating Hinduism by showing its Gods and Goddesses in nudity where as showing Muslim kings and poets as fully clothed. This hypocrisy on the part of noted painter like M.F.Hussain is not desirable and rises doubts about his motive for painting these portraits.

Further, if we compare his paintings with that of done by Raja Ravi Varma we recognize a stark contrast. The paintings of Raja Ravi Varma are sattwik (aesthetically pure), whereas that of Hussain can be termed as pornography under the garb of Modern Art. Hence, it is very rational to ask the Kerala Government that are they not insulting Raja Ravi Varma by giving this award to M.F.Hussain? are they not legitimizing the denigration done by Hussain in his paintings?

Some people may argue that Art is a medium of expression of our feelings and thoughts and every artist should have freedom to express himself. But, they should note that there is a difference between self-expressing art and deliberate denigration of the beliefs of a particular community. There is a difference between genuine art and pornography. For, more than 1000 years Hindus have been oppressed and their beliefs and practices have been made fun off.

First it were Muslim rulers, who not only smashed and burned Hindu idols but also used them as lavoratory seats or handed over to butchers to be used as weights while selling meat. . Sculptures in relief on walls and pillars were disfigured or scraped away or torn down. Sacred vessels and scriptures used in worship were defiled and scattered or burnt. Cows were slaughtered on the temple sites so that Hindus could not use them again.4 Then, it was Christian missionaries and British who invented the Aryan invasion theory and published numerous anti- Hindu writings. Now it is a combined brigade of all these people who paint Hindu Gods naked or depict Hindu deities on toilet seats.

If any self respecting Hindus protest these denigrations, they are termed as communalist and Hindu fanatics by the self claimed intellectual secular forces of India. But, the question remains why did not they raise a voice, when Muslims all over the world agitated when Danish Newspaper published cartoons depicting Prophet Mohammad? Why this hypocrisy? This is because, Hindus are taken for granted. The legendary Hindu tolerance is being misused by people to serve their self interest.

It is high time that Hindus should come out of their inertia and inaction and openly address and fight for their concerns. Shunning all fear of being branded “obscurantists”, Hindus must turn perspicacious to distinguish between real art and its pretence. It is time for mass awareness as no political party has so far been convincing enough in its role of a true representative of Hindu concerns.

1 http://www.zeenews.com/znnew/articles.asp?aid=370931&sid=REG

2 http://www.hindujagruti.org/activities/campaigns/national/mfhussain-campaign/hjsletter.php

3 http://www.hindujagruti.org/activities/campaigns/national/mfhussain-campaign/

4 http://www.voi.org/books/htemples1/ch2.htm

Saturday, April 21, 2007

The Book lost in translation?

The Book lost in translation?

Apropos to the editorial “Islam's enemy within” [April-15] the author portrays a picture, that the root cause of Islamic terrorism lies in misinterpretation of the Islamic doctrines by the priesthood. The author while commenting that the present teaching of Islamic priesthood writes-“ most of which reflect nothing beyond prejudice, superstition and a range of values derived from the local culture, and that have little to do with the teachings of the Prophet.”

I would like to bring few facts into notice. Biographers of Muhammad have listed as many as eighty-two expeditions which he mounted against various tribes of Arabia and the neighboring lands, in a brief span of ten years between his migration to Medina in 622 CE and his death in 632 CE1.

Sita Ram Goel, renowned Historian after making an analysis of the life of Prophet Mohamud and his wars concludes that- “In fact, prophets other than Muhammad had arisen in Arabia itself, before, alongside and after Muhammad. But all of them had failed because they did not raise armies and assemble arsenals. Muhammad succeeded because he equipped his mission with a mailed fist. It may be noted that while he had only 301 ill-equipped warriors with him in the Battle of Badr (622 CE), he had 10,000 well-equipped men when he marched into Mecca eight years later (630 CE) and 30,000 when he planned an invasion of Palestine on the eve of his death (632 CE).2”

The Quran does not permit the existence or continuance of other faiths and their religious practices. Of the 6236 ayats in the Quran about 3,900 fall into two categories - those relating to Muslims who for their faith will be rewarded and those relating to Kafirs or nonbelievers who are to be punished.3

Nirad Chaudhury has pointed out, the division of Islam into two variants - the one Fundamentalist and the other Liberal - is the result of “either ignorance or repulsive hypocrisy”. Suhas Majumdar has concluded Jihad in these words- “To put the whole matter in a nutshell: the Koran as the word of Allah supplies the injunction; the Hadis in the language of the Prophet confirms it; and the Sunnah gives a practical demonstration of the same and thereby acts as an exemplar to future performers of the hallowed exercise called jihãd.4”

1 http://www.voi.org/books/tcqp/chi3.htm

2 http://www.voi.org/books/tcqp/chi4.htm

3 http://www.voi.org/books/tpmsi/ch01.htm

4 http://voiceofdharma.org/books/jihad/

A Call to Nation

A Call to Nation

Over the last decade about 20,000 people1 have been killed in Jammu and Kashmir due to Pakistan supported Islamic terrorism. In 2005, naxalite violence has claimed 669 lives including 153 police personnel in 1594 incidents as against 556 casualties in 1533 incidents in 2004.2 The attempts have been made for the Christianization of Tirupathi3- Hindu holy place in Andra Pradesh by Christian missionaries.
The appeasement of minorities especially the Muslim community has increased with the tabulation of fraud report of Jaustic Sachar Committee4

In India, Hindus who are in numerical Majority are in Moral minority. The Hindu interests are neither taken care of nor protected. It may be Government control of Hindu temples5 and diverting its funds for non-Hindu causes or the propagation of the Aryan invasion lie6 or even the negationism of the holocaust experienced by Hindus in the past.7 For last thousand years, Hindu society is continuously being targeted first, by Islamic invaders, then by Christian British rulers, and now, after independence by Islamic terrorism, Christian Misionaryism, Marxist Goondaism, and Nehruvian Psuedo-secularism.

The War against Hindus had started with the unsuccessful attempts made by Caliph Umar[634AD-644AD] to infiltrate into Sindh region of Bharath of that time8 and is still going on. About 80 million9 Hindus lost their lives while fighting the Islamic rule in the middle ages, and thousands died during freedom struggle. But even now suffering of Hindus have not ended. 300,00010 Kashmiri Pandits had been driven out of their ancestral land in the name of Ethnic cleansing by the Muslim fundamentalists of Kashmir, But, still Media which blown out of proportion, the murder of Graham Stains, didn’t even gave the attention they deserved. In India, secularism for all practical purposes have become Anti-Majority[Hindus] and Pro-Minority.

In one side, Jehadis are trying to bring another partition of India, by isolating North-East from rest of India [Jan 15,2005,The Pioneer], on Other side, Hindus are being forcibly converted into Christianity. Then, the Marxists and Pseudo-secularists are assisting these Anti-national forces. Hindus have to get united forgetting their difference in caste, community, beliefs, region, language and sex and protect Hindu Nation. This war which Hindus have been fighting for almost 1400 years is a war which they have to Fight for Honor, for Nation, culture and existence because their very existence is in question. This is a call to Nation, a call to Hindus and all Nationalists to Fight for Victory.

1 http://www.kashmir-information.com/Terrorism/machine.html
2 http://www.satp.org/satporgtp/countries/india/document/papers/06Mar13_Naxal% 0Problem%20.htm
3 http://www.hvk.org/articles/0706/28.html
4 http://www.newstodaynet.com/2007sud/apr07/030407.htm
5 http://www.hinduismtoday.com/archives/2006/4-6/30-33_acharya.shtml
6 http://koenraadelst.bharatvani.org/articles/aid/davidduke.html
7 http://koenraadelst.bharatvani.org/books/negaind/index.htm
8 http://www.voi.org/books/hhrmi/ch2.htm
9 http://www.voi.org/books/negaind/ch2.htm
10 http://www.kashmir-information.com/Terrorism/machine.html

Scandals Of UPA

Scandals Of UPA


With reference to the article “Govt lies on 'Q'”1 The Bofors scandal had surfaced again. The reluctance of UPA government to arrest and question Quatrrochi, as this may place Rajeev Gandhi and Congress party in compromising position, is proved again. It appears that “Congress ka Haath, Aam Admi nahi, Sonia Gandhi and Gandhi family ke Saath Hai” The last 3 years of UPA rule, is full of scandals, some new and some old ones resurfaced.

Apart from Bofor’s scandal, Volckar report, Office of Profit Bill, Mitrokin archives, Issue of tainted ministers have surfaced.

In Iraq’s food-for-oil scam, Congress party is still silent about how its name figured in the Volcker report as one of the recipients of slush money. Even though Natwar Singh is no longer in the cabinet, no other from congress party had been questioned. This shows that UPA government had made Natwar Singh a scapegoat.2 The Office of Profit Bill, passed by the government providing exemptions to 45 posts including National Advisory Council chairmanship which was occupied by Sonia Gandhi and others occupied mostly by Congress and Left MPs.3 This behaviour of the government clearly shows that people in power are more concerned with maintaining their position than with solving the problems of country.

Two chapters of The Mitrokhin Archives: II which was published in 2005, are devoted to India.

It reveals that, India was the only country outside the Soviet bloc to be most successfully penetrated by the KGB, right up to the office of the prime minister.4 This shows that, under Indira’s Governement, KGB tried to communize and Sovietize India. It also shows the extent of corruption present in the then Congress government. We have to ask whether is it safe to allow a Congress party which tried to sell India to KGB and Left parties which supported 1962 Chinese invasion to rule our beloved motherland ?

The conviction of Former Coal Minister Shibu Soren in the murder of Shashinath Jha5, and the fact that

UPA cabinet consisted of many tainted ministers like Lalu Prasad Yadav and Taslimuddin 6 shows the government is full of corrupt people and people with criminal backgrounds who have come to power using illegal and immoral means. Further UPA is involved in numerous other scandals like premature decommissioning of the Mukherjee Commission investigating Netaji's disappearance, which might have shown Nehru in bad light. Probably, no newspaper article can can accomodate all the scandals by Congress functionaries.


1 http://www.dailypioneer.com/archives2/default12.asp?main_variable=front%5Fpage&file_name=story1%2Etxt&counter_img=1&phy_path_it=D%3A%5Cdailypioneer%5Carchives2%5Cfeb2807
2 http://www.bjp.org/today/july_0206/july_0206_p_5.htm
3 http://www.indianexpress.com/story/5492.html
4 http://www.worldthreats.com/Asia/Kgbmolesinfiltratedindiraspmo.htm
5 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shibu_Soren
6 http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/2004/07/08/stories/2004070805291100.htm

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Bangladeshi Infiltrations – A Silent Invasion

Bangladeshi Infiltrations – A Silent Invasion


Bangladesh, officially the People's Republic of Bangladesh was formed in 1971, under the leadership of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman after the bloody Bangladesh Liberation War, in which it was supported by India.1 But, today Bangladesh had become home for Islamic terrorist outfits like Harkat-ul-Jehad-al-Islami (HuJI), Jagrata Muslim Janata Bangladesh (JMJB) ,Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), Purba Bangla Communist Party (PBCP).2 North-East India’s separatist outfits like ULFA [Assam], ANVC[Meghalaya],NLFT[Tripura], NSCN[Nagaland], PLA[Manipur] have there camps in Bangladesh. These organizations are involved not only in creating chaos in India but also ethnic cleansing of minorities in Bangladesh. The Hindu population of Bangladesh[then East Pakistan] in 1947 was 29.17%, but it decreased to 2.5% in 2001.4
According to the 2001 census report Indian population is 1,027,015,247.3 Of this, 1.5 crore people of Bangladeshi Infiltrators who are living in India.5 The Intelligence Bureau has reportedly estimated, after an extensive survey, that the present number is about 16 million. The August 2000 report of the Task Force on Border Management placed the figure at 15 million, with 300,000 Bangladeshis entering India illegally every month.6 It is estimated that about 13 lakh Bangladeshis live in Delhi alone. It has been reported that 1 crore Bangladeshis are missing from Bangladesh[August 4,1991,Morning Sun] and it implies that those people have infiltrated India. These infiltrators mainly settle in North-East India and in West Bengal. This is shown by the fact that there has been irregular increase in the muslim population in these states and many of the districts have become Muslim majority. The proportion of Muslims in Assam had increased from 24.68% in 1951 to 30.91% in 2001.Whereas in the same time period the proportion of Muslims in India increased from 9.91% to 13.42%.7 In West Bengal, the Muslim population in west Dinajpur, Maldah, Birbhum and Murshidabad percentage wise in 36.75, 47.49, 33.06 and 61.39 respectively according to 1991 census.

This has not only caused the burden on the Indian Economy, but also threatens the Identity of the Indigenous people of the North-East of India. In Tripura, another north eastern state of India, the local population have been turned into a minority community over time by the sheer numbers of cross border migrants from Bangladesh. In 1947, 56 per cent of Tripura’s population consisted of tribal (or indigenous) population. Today this stands at a quarter of the total.8 In many districts these infiltrators are the one who decides the outcome of elections. Outcomes of the 32% of Vidhana Sabha seats in Assam and 18% of seats in West Bengal are decided by them.9 This is due to the fact that political parties are helping them to get Ration Cards and Voters ID and hence using them to win elections.
North-Eastern region is connected to rest of India by a small strip called “The Siliguri Corridor” or “Chickan’s Neck”.The militants have planned to isolate North-East of India from the rest of India and to create a new Muslim nation called “Islamistan”. This Operation is named as “Operation Pincode”. For this they have planned to infiltrate 3000 Jihadis into North Eastren region.[Jan 15, 2005,The Pioneer]. The “Mughalistan Reaserch Institute Of Bangladesh” has released a map where a muslim corridor named “Mughalistan” connects Pakistan and Bangladesh via India. According to the task force, there are 905 Mosques and 439 Madrasas along Indo-Bangladesh border on the Indian side10.
These clearly indicate the intensity of the problem. Bangladesh with the help of ISI is silently invading India. If we do not take necessary measures India will undergo another partition. The present laws to counter the infiltration issues is not enough. We need to enact stringent laws. Indians should economically boycott them and create a hostile situation for them.

1 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangladesh
2 http://www.satp.org/satporgtp/countries/bangladesh/terroristoutfits/index.html
3 http://www.censusindia.net/results/resultsmain.html
4 Neighbour or invader by Dina Nath Mishra, The Pioneer
5 Future of Hindus in Bangladesh by Bhupendra Kr. Bhattacharyya, Organiser
6 , 7,8 Refugees, Illegal Migrants and Local Perceptions in India'sFar East, by Anup Saikia
9,10 http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8270892181742796978

Sunday, January 21, 2007

ULFA- A Threat To Nationalism

ULFA- A Threat To Nationalism


The recent killings of more than 50 Hindi speaking population of Assam1 are the remainder of how situation in Assam is out of control. About 138,212,194,149 and 96 civilians have been killed in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006 respectively due to terrorist violence. From 1992 onwards about 4443 people have been killed in terrorist violence of which 1373 terrorists and 611 security forces have been killed.2

There are many insurgent groups operating in Assam like-National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB), United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), Adivasi Cobra Force (ACF), Muslim United Liberation Tigers of Assam (MULTA) United People's Democratic Solidarity (UPDS), Bodo Liberation Tigers [BLT].Only NDFB and ULFA are banned organizations. ULFA was banned in 1990.

United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) was formed on April 7, 1979 by Bhimakanta Buragohain, Rajiv Rajkonwar alias Arabinda Rajkhowa, Golap Baruah alias Anup Chetia, Samiran Gogoi alias Pradip Gogoi, Bhadreshwar Gohain and Paresh Baruah at the Rang Ghar in Sibsagar to establish a "sovereign socialist Assam" through an armed struggle.3 It considers itself a "revolutionary political organization" engaged in a "liberation struggle" against India for the establishment of a sovereign, independent Assam.4
Some of the major assassinations by ULFA include that of Surendra Paul in May 1990, the brother of businessman Lord Swraj Paul, that precipitated a situation leading to the sacking of the Government of Assam under Prafulla Mahanta and the beginning of Operation Bajrang. In 1997, Sanjay Ghose, a social activist and a relative of a high ranking Indian diplomat, was kidnapped and killed An unsuccessful assassination attempt was made on AGP Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta in 1997. A mass grave, discovered at a destroyed ULFA camp in Lakhipathar forest, showed evidence of executions committed by ULFA.5
During the Kargil conflict, the ULFA issued a statement condemning Indian Government's role in Kashmir. The language of the above statement was exactly the same as that issued by the Harkat-ul-Mujahideen, a Pakistan based terrorist outfit controlled by the ISI. There are enough evidences to prove that ISI had provided training to many cadres of ULFA apart from arms supply to them.6
According to ULFA Assam is not a part of India but an independent country. It has been killing Hindi-speaking people on the basis that Hindi speakers are Indians. But if we allow this type of tendency to grow, and then there will be an ULFA in every non-Hindi speaking state. ULFA is a threat to India’s unity and integrity. It was a blunder on the part of the government to announce ceasefire or try to have negotiation with such an organization helping them to regroup and increase their strength. Realization of this blunder made Gogoi to say on Jan 15-“In retrospect, I admit that the judgment may be a little wrong when we offered a ceasefire to the ULFA.”7

1 http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6236475.stm
2 http://www.satp.org/satporgtp/countries/india/states/assam/data_sheets/insurgency_related_killings.htm
3 http://www.satp.org/satporgtp/countries/india/states/assam/terrorist_outfits/ulfa.htm
4 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Liberation_Front_of_Asom
5 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Liberation_Front_of_Asom#Assassinations
6 http://www.satp.org/satporgtp/countries/india/states/assam/documents/papers/isi_activities.htm
7 http://www.satp.org/satporgtp/countries/india/states/assam/timelines/index.html