Rahul Gandhi the loose cannon
When Rahul Gandhi accuses Narendra Modi of ‘personal corruption’ one must not be shocked-because RG always makes wild false charges- when he opens his mouth. He says Modi has killed thousands of people. RG forgets that it was his party henchmen who killed thousands and his father justified the genocide. It runs in his blood this cheap publicity stunt. It must be also remembered that he and his party never believed in democracy hence never abided by its principles. The Nehru-Gandhi family can never sit in the Opposition and thinks that it alone must rule. Look how the party functions within itself. How can it respect democracy when it does not have democracy within it? It is always resorts to unruly behavior when out of power. It is recorded history that the party when out of power is frustrated and loses all sense of decency. What did Rajiv Gandhi do when he had to sit in the Opposition? Promising outside support he wanted Chandrasekaran to form a minority government knowing well that he could pull off the support and enjoy the discomfort of Chandrasekaran and then have the sadistic pleasure to see a government fall. Playing with democracy was the game the Gandhis always resorted to and this is exactly why I repeat that the Gandhis never had any respect for democracy. Toppling non Congress governments was the game it indulged in forgetting that they are insulting the people and making the nation weak. Similarly using throat power it formed the ‘shouting brigade’ to block Parliament and toppled one after another governments headed by IK Gujral and Deva Gowda.Same gimmicks is now exhibited by Rahul Gandhi –block Parliament and then cry hoarse that the PM is running away from Parliament because he is afraid of RaGa! It must be admitted that RaGa is well versed in corruption- That is his legacy-the Nehru Gandhi family has been throughout corrupt. Right from Nehru’s period down to his father’s with the infamous Bofor the family is steeped in corruption. Now that the Agusta West and the National Herald cases are coming up Sonia Gandhi-Rahul Gandhi and the Congress are in jittery. Sonia Gandhi sits in Parliament only to prod the Congress members to rush to the well.Is that democracy? People’s elected representatives must remember that Parliament is not a street to exhibit theatrics and unruly behavior. They are paid handsomely to represent people’s aspirations-their needs and discuss and debate the problems. They can dissent but not carry placards and rush to the well. This they are free to do on the roads and in other public places .But under the Congress the sanctity of Parliament has been destroyed whenever they are in the Opposition. And when it was in power dented every aspect of democracy. This is a clear indication that the Congress does not believe in democracy and yet RaGa has the audacity to preach to the PM to listen to the people!
The fact is that RG does not know his own family history and hence thinks he can blame Modi –twist the whole truth to suit his political ambition. The family is afraid of Modi because he is the only politician who is strong and who can dare the Gandhis.From the time he took over as PM the Gandhis are scared. Now RG accuses Modi of corruption. It is apparent that he is frustrated .He reveals his fear and his ignorance and shows that he is devoid of political morality. If RaGa has proof of the PM’s personal corruption why not reveal and expose Modi? Why all the hollow words that Modi is ‘terrified’ and that Modi lip reads him and that Modi is running away from Parliament. RaGa had ample time to speak in Parliament instead he preferred to agitate outside Parliament. No wonder the President cautioned the Opposition on this. The Congress MPs rush to the well of the House-why had RG not made it known within the Parliament to the Speaker that he intends to make a statement- that he needs to speak on something which will create a ‘storm’…Why has he not revealed the storm creating information to the media? Why just these hollow threats. RG must realize that his lies will not work because these are falsehoods. How has Modi robbed the poor and grabbed their money to enable the corporates to repay their loans from the banks. How can a man who is the VP of a political party utter such trash? He must be hauled in the court for making such false accusations and misleading the people
Now that the National Herald case is coming up and the Agusta West scam points to ‘the family’ Rahul Gandhi and the Congress are terrified. They want to divert attention. RG must go ahead and substantiate his accusations because he has made it against the PM of this country-Modi’s hands are clean-he will not run away- unlike RG who can run away to Italy and or UK .RaGa one thought was a joker but now he reveals himself as a desperate man who will not hesitate to stoop to any level. He must not be allowed to get away with it. A frustrated desperate man is dangerous. He thinks that because he is a Gandhi nothing can touch him –that he is immune-no wonder the Gandhis did not even want to submit to security checks when they travel .As far as his slogans are concerned they are cheap –If all cash is not black and all black money is not cash-then what is it. Nobody had said that all cash is black. Look at the amounts of money that has flowed into the banks from the so called ‘poor’. RG is knowledgeable in this because he knows how to stash money off shore-how it can be invested in benami lands. His brother-in-law would have given him some tips on this. So let RaGa spill the beans-let him not keep talking off his hat.We are waiting for the ‘storm’ because Modi can face a tsunami also.
Having tried his best to project himself as pro poor RaGa has made himself a real laughing stock. The Nehru Gandhi family has swindled the poor why if he is so clean does he not tell his mother to vacate 10 Janapth-that does not belong to ‘the family’ Let her pay her water, electricity, maintenance charges. Is this not swindling the poor? Having enjoyed all the ill-gotten wealth and having his Italian relatives also to loot India’s poor RG sheds crocodile tears for the poor. At times I do feel sorry for RG because he has not grown-he is fixed and static at a particular age and hence immature. He has not uttered a word against the hoarders of lakhs of crores of money. From where did they get it and how? Why this selective amnesia?
RaGa and the Congress must answer why they kept the people poor-why for more than sixty years they did not alleviate poverty? What was its road map? Why this sudden love of the poor? Rahul Gandhi is the rich poor man who has a warped personality structure. He thinks no end of himself but everyone knows how hollow he is. This poor rich man has his holidays abroad-his birthday bash in UK and his hideouts abroad-God knows for what. But he thinks that by taking up the cause of the fisherman, the farmers, the dalits he can project himself as the champion of the poor. One simple question Rahul Gandhi must answer why did his family loot the poor-why had it kept vast majority of the people poor. Rahul Gandhi has no substance-is a big failure and unfit to be in politics-leave alone lead the people. We have had enough of the Nehru-Gandhi gimmicks and hypocrisy. It is time for the Indian people to assert and to throw them out lock stock and barrel. The fact is that Rahul Gandhi and his mother are terrified of Modi and hence Rahul Gandhi’s projection that Modi is terrified of him. Is it not the joke of the century? Modi is strong, is firm is a thoroughbred patriot and above all has a vision for the nation. He is above personal aggrandizement and personal corruption. For him country first and country above everything else, towards this he will not hesitate to sacrifice anything and everything-even his life. That is the stuff Modi is made of.
Dr Mrs Hilda Raja-Vadodara.
Rahul Gandhi and the Congress’ hypocrisy
It is time to expose the hypocrites that strut the political scenario-Kijriwal is a psychopath and a megalomaniac person.If one had noted throughout his target was Modiji-even if someone spits he will cry hoarse that Modi is responsible. He does not focus on the different ministries or the persons directly concerned with the problem but it is Modiji whom he derides. Look how he cries himself hoarse and instigates people to rise in rebellion. The less one talks of him the better-he is not worth all that attention. He thinks he is the savior of this nation. He is an upstart and needs psychiatric treatment.
Another one is Rahul Gandhi who may not even be able to cannot spell the word ‘economics’ but goes around talking nonsense. He does not even know this own family history then how can he know the nations’s. His grandmother was a dictator and yet he points at Modiji and advises that Modiji must listen to the people.Did his grandmother-his father and his mother listen to the people? Of course they had a set of sycophants and a coterie around them. Every step they took was against the very concept of democracy. Scams and looting was the order of the day. Yet RG calls Modiji a dictator.RG does not know what is governance because he never understood what real politics is all about. He and his mother are draft readers-RG simply repeats slogans which his backroom boys coin and thinks that it is really effective. What one cannot understand is the cheap petty way he and his mother are functioning. They who speak of democracy do not have democracy within their party because they do not believe in one and never had upheld it be it within the party or outside. It is all selections and appointments-they who never sweated out to earn their livelihood. Sonia Gandhi warns referring to Modi that there are no short cuts to greatness. True, because Sonia Gandhi was a schemer –her scheme was to enter the family of Nehru Gandhi.It took long and careful planning. So she holds out to Modi that there is no short cuts to greatness.How did Sonia Gandhi become what she is-how has she now occupied 10 Janpath-with what did she come to India ? Does she have academics and skills-Did she attempt any constructive work-engage in some hard work? She has fascists blood coursing through her veins and yet has the audacity to call the BJP and Modiji fascists. She was a waitress and an au pair-she came into India with a well laid out scheme.Into this Rajiv Gandhi fell. She quietly but stealthily worked her way up. She is the great pretender. Posing as though she wants no power she assimilated and accumulated all power and her coterie headed by Mani Shankar Aiyer called that ‘renunciation’.She pretended that she is apolitical and fell back on her ‘inner voice’ to pick Manmohan Singh as the PM.Is that democracy?
Rahul Gandhi is simply off the track and thinks that he can play out his theatrics and gain power.Manmohan Singh’s choice was well planned and thought out by Mrs Sonia-Why did she not pick Pranab Mukerjee? She knew that Manmohan Singh will be a lame duck PM. So she started her regime as the defacto PM of this country. Is this democracy? Why did she form the National Advisory Council?What was its purpose and goal? To draft schemes according to her whims and fancies-to collect a coterie.The NAC over which she presided drafted schemes. These drafts she passed to the lame duck PM.So she had a mini Parliament function under her-Is this democracy? But then the Nehru-Gandhi (Ghandhi) family never understood democracy. How was Sonia Gandhi qualified to direct the PM of this country? How could RG walk into the PMO and demand the introduction of schemes? Is this democracy? What I sense is a low level of the attitude and resultant attack on Modi is caused by the envy of the RG and Sonia Gandhi. They have fallen so low that they just cannot tolerate the well groomed and strong PM that we have. Modiji is a threat to them and their loot. Not only did they loot the country-they allowed-abetted and tolerated their sycophants’ and coterie to do the same. They just cannot tolerate the fact that Modiji has a vision-that he works hard, that he is strong and that he knows what real governance is all about. Above all they do not believe in democracy and hence cannot think of a chai wallaha performing so well –so well versed in governance and who makes India proud.Yet RG wants us to think that he is all for democracy. What you do not have you cannot give. How has Sonia Gandhi come to live in No 10 Janpath? What right has she to live in it?Is this not one form of looting the poor?She is only an MP And as such is entitled only to a MP’s bungalow? Does she pay her water-electricity charges? Is this not looting the poor? Priyanka Vadra cannot be given a government bungalow in the name of security- she and her husband have enough of money to hire their own private security. Is this not cheating the poor? How could Sonia Gandhi become one of the top ten richest woman in the world? The nation must know. And Rahul Gandhi shed crocodile tears for the poor. I stand by you. What is the use of his standing by the poor when the family is wading in luxury? Has he sweated out to earn at least one meal a day? Yet he has the hypocrisy to visit Kalavati and share rotis with her. Poor Rahul Gandhi-his pleasure hide outs are kept in great secrecy. Had Modiji gone on a singly holiday they would point fingers.How this RG is so hard hearted that he deceives the farmers-the fishermen,the dalits and the poor –but keeps his high style life a secret. He is like the white washed tombs which Jesus condemned. Just by putting up a show- a simplicity-dressed in jeans and kurtas with rolled up sleeves he wants to mislead the poor. Is this not deception and a farce, a pretension, a capital sin ?This third rate criticism by him Modi’s suit boot ka sarkar has given the lead to the wretched party-the Congress. Hence Anand Sharma criticizes Modi-that he changes his dress four times a day.So what tickles Sharma? The Congress forgets that when blood flowed in Mumbai after the terrorists attack then then Home Minister Shivraj Patel had time to change his dress four times a day….
Right from the beginning the Congress men/women spoke derisively of Modiji-Why because he does not belong to that ‘hypocritical class’ to which they belong.Mani Shankar Aiyer one of the sycophants of the family even advised Modi not to dream of occupying the PM’s chair-‘he will never never be able to unfurl the tricolor at Red Fort ,he prophesized. ‘If he wants he can come and serve tea to the AICC he suggested. What arrogance. And this Mani Shankar Aiyer lost his deposit when he contested in Myiladathurai in TN. He wants by hook or crook to remain in N.Delhi and towards this he will stoop to anything including bashing of Modi and singing hosannas of the Nehru-Gandhi family. One must remember that he headed the ‘shouting brigade’, when Rajiv Gandhi was in the Opposition. This is the kind of sycophants that the Congress leaders groomed and surrounded themselves with. No other PM has been personally attacked and criticized as Modiji. Scant respect for one who is democratically elected leader of this nation is not becoming of any political party. When it stoops so it simply means it is insulting the people who elected him-and must apologize to the people. They are unable to bear the fact that Modjiji in just three years’ time has been hailed as a world statesman by almost all the world leaders.
Ra Ga wants us to believe that he is all for the poor and hence a TV channel which conducted a SWOT analysis of him stated that his strength is his family name-I think that is his drag-he has to carry the baggage of that family which is a drag and a liability .He and his family are responsible for the poverty in this country. For 60 years what did they do but kept the people in poverty. This was their vote bank constituency. Half-starved and with empty stomachs these people were made to believe that crumbs from the high table will be thrown to them. Shamelessly the Nehru Gandhi family enjoyed the resources of the nation-shamelessly it appointed its own chamchas in all possible posts. As far as RG’s strengthens are concerned he has nil-Yes he has a coterie and sycophants who cannot think outside the Nehru-Gandhi family and hence wants to install him as their leader.They are bankrupt of leadership. His opportunities will be the non-availability of strong leaders in other parties-he has only to contend with psychopath and obsessive compulsive netas with their own vested interests like Kejriwala.RG ‘s opportunity also lies in the poverty of the people. Hence he finds it befitting to pretend to be pro-poor-this would mean that the Congress must continue keeping the people poor –so that he will be able to lead them with false promises. His threats-are a strong PM we have today- a mature democracy-a people who are today questioning and are aware of the omissions and commissions of the Nehru Gandhi family. The Nehru Gandhi family is solely responsible for all the woes we have today. As pointed out by TSR Subramanian in his article ‘Don’t join the debate’(IE 24TH Nov) ‘the Congress which had control of the economy for over 60 years brought the country to its knees and was primarily responsible for the hardships the populace’. How can Rahul Gandhi shed tears for the poor and why is he such a hypocrite in going around trying to project himself as the advocate and the champion of the poor. Is it not a farce and a shame? Nay it is a grievous sin to be cheating the people like this.
The Congress was solely responsible for creating a shadow economy for abetting corruption and Sonia Gandhi’s appointee PM –Note the so called ‘noted’ economist has the gumption to call the demonetization organized loot and plunder etc. Has he an iota of honesty he would have restrained himself because he presided over the most corrupt government we ever had. He just abetted and was silent-never moved a finger to arrest the loot and the corruption. Yet he speaks of organized loot and plunder. It is the greatest joke of the century for this ‘noted’ economist to blame the Modi’s government black money cleansing measure as loot and plunder. Yes all agree to the motive but disagree to the method. Then why had the noted economist not suggested an alternative? Why had he not embarked on attacking corruption? Manmohan Singh should know that his hands were tied but then he did not have the self-respect to resign when he was being used as a puppet. And now he faults Modi’s government. A party which was and is seeped in corruption has no moral and political right to fault Modi’s attempt. True enough there would be problems when a reform of such magnitude is being enforced. There is so much of opposition because most of the shadow economy is in the hands of those who do not want demonetization. Be it builders-jewellers-businessmen,estate owners and of course netas.Why was there so much of hard cash available in the hands of the people? If one goes by the queues then it seems that there is no poverty in India Why was payments not made in cheques or through the banks. This can be accountable? How can one explain the sack loads of currency-the lakhs of 1000 and 500 rupee notes in the hands of common people? And there is invariable a sob story-‘hospital expenses-daughters’ wedding etc.The media will swallow all this and think that these make headlines. Nobody asks why they are standing in the queue as proxies-for a commission. Begum Mamata and RG weep because the poor are suffering. It seems that all the netas and the Opposition leaders have suddenly become aware that the poor are suffering-they have become so sensitive to the suffering of the poor-.Are the poor a recent apparition and its suffering a new phenomenon. Were they not responsible for the suffering of the poor all these years? Is this their first instance when they face suffering? Are queues something new in India? Are there not queues for film tickets-for rations for everything under the sun. Now for this cleansing of the economy why not bear some suffering? Right from the Judiciary down to the local leaders all are hurt that the poor are made to suffer. When justice is denied and when it takes years to get justice from the Judiciary nobody cries hoarse. It seems to me that these really do not want to tackle corruption and black money. Yet they keep demanding Modi ‘where is the black money?’.They should know better where it is. As Rajiv Kumar has stated in his article ‘India’s golden moment’ (IE 25th Nov) that “demonetization is an ethical step. It can help us leave behind a culture of illegality, indiscipline, ill-gotten wealth”. But the Opposition does not want such an ethical step-not surprising…so why should it demand Modi to apologize? If the Opposition leaders are really keen on cleansing the system and wiping out the shadow economy then why not help and support, instead why block and create more problems and spread all sorts of canards.I believe that the Opposition leaders do uphold ethics and ethical conduct both in public and private spheres. I believe that they do want a clean economy. I do believe that they do want to rid of black money. I do believe that they will then come to their senses and overcome this phase of blocking the ethical measure which Modi’s government has taken and will extend full support because they want us all to believe that they all uphold ethics and are ethical in their outlook, in their actions and in their public lives.
Dr Mrs Hilda Raja,
Dr Mrs Hilda Raja-Vadodara Secularism in India
The print media reported that the Supreme Court declined to reconsider 1995 order on the meaning of Hindutva and rightly so. But the media quoted the Representation of the People Act ‘promotion of, or attempt to promote, feelings of enmity or hatred on grounds of religion, race, caste, community or language, by a candidate or his agent, amounts to ‘corrupt practice’ and election of the candidate can be set aside on this ground.’ Does the quoting of the RPA by the media in this context support the view of the seven –judge Bench led by the CJ of India which maintained that seeking votes in the name of religion is an “evil”..the Bench continued-‘appeal for votes must be based on principles of secularism….political agitation advancing the cause of religion with an intent to garner votes is not permissible’. No one can fault the stand taken by the judiciary .But what is intriguing is why always when there is an assertion of Hinduism-Hindutva or for that matter any utterance of Hindu religion immediately ‘secularism’ is being called upon. If one says that this is a Hindu country then again it is against secularism. Teesta Setalvad and theatre activist and author Shamsul Islam and senior journalist Dilip Mandal had urged the Bench to check the ‘devastating consequences’ of the 1995 judgment which according to them caused Hindutva to ‘’become a mark of nationalism and citizenship’’.Time and again the moment Hindutva and Hinduism becomes a bone of contention and is being held out to contend that it is against ‘secularism’. So the latest we have is that the TMC will oppose amendment to Citizenship Act 1955 because it is against ‘secularism’. Let us for a moment be objective and analyze the swearing on secularism by the political parties and netas opposed to the BJP. First and foremost why is secularism being used as a whip against the Hindus?Is secularism valid only for the Minorities. Why was it that the Founding Fathers had not clearly included that word when the Constitution was drafted? Why was it later inserted by Indira Gandhi-the one who imposed Emergency and called for the ‘committed’ judiciary? To be honest I think that the very Minority-Majority divide is based on religion. Is there anything in this country which is not communal? Be it Reservation,Minority Rights ,et al. these are based on religion. How can a secular country extend privileges to some adhering to particular religions? Is this secularism? The basis of Minority Rights is ‘unsecular’.So for those swearing by the Constitution it would be good to reflect on this. If religion is “evil;” then why use that as a yardstick to confer privileges. Is it secular to allow the Minorites to manage and administer their own institutions run on the taxpayers’ money? What is the rationale? Is it secularism that Rights become exclusive for some on the basis of religion-Is this secularism? Hence we have even places of worship earmarked in government offices for prayers for a particular religious community. Is this secularism? We have the Wakf board –permitting properties and funds to be owned and controlled by the Muslims –similarly the funds of the Christian churches are controlled by Church leaders. But the temple lands and the temple monies are controlled by the government. Is this secularism? Freedom of speech becomes very exclusive and of course Fundamental right when it is used in the most undemocratic way by persons of particular religions. Hence a former IAS man Christudoss can without any qualms use the TV channel to use derogatory words and even abuse the Hindu gods. It is strange that in this country we have Hindu Gods and Christian gods-and your gods and my Gods. One who is an atheist must know that there is only God-So this former IAS man stated that he has the right to beat Lord Rama with slippers. This is according to him his right. Now is this right only for this former IAS individual because he belongs to a minority religion. What happens if a Hindu adherent repeats the same and claims that he/she has the right to beat the ‘gods’ of the Christian and Muslim faith? Will the assertion of Christudoss not amount to creating enmity-hurting the religious sentiments of the Hindus and does it not justify him to be hauled up for not just using unparliamentary words but also because he had incited enmity and hostility against the majority people-not against gods. Because if gods are gods then they cannot be hurt or harmed! If the former PM of UK David Cameron says that the UK is a Christian country-it is not faulted –If we refer to the Middle East countries and refer to them as Islamic countries-it is not faulted but if any one says that this is a Hindu country then all hell breaks loose.
We swear by the Constitution –the Constitution did not fall from the heavens and was drafted in a particular period with a particular background. It is no doubt an anchor and a reference, but to swear by it as though nothing has changed and as though it has been followed scrupulously in all context and in all circumstances and by all people is simply creating a mirage. So when it suits us we swear by the Constitution and this happens inevitably in preference for particular groups. Hence it is biased-at least its interpretation is biased. This is exactly why individuals of a minority religion could blaspheme Lord Rama and get away with it. Similarly there is mass conversion in Tamilnadu and in the NE States-but then it is a matter of Rights to follow a religion of one’s choice. It is interesting to note that often these conversions are based on enticements economic, social benefits. ‘Force’ need not be physical force-but there is psychological force-there is the simple basic need survival compulsion. So for a bowl of rice-for a job for other benefits conversion has been and is being carried on. So what is forced conversion? I strongly advocate the banning of the flow of foreign funds-if this is done then Evangelization will simply evaporate. But when there is reconversion to Hinduism then it becomes a heated topic for debate.
We must realize that from the very beginning conversion was resorted to by the Christians and the Muslims. This was not through choice but through force. Hindus did not lead crusades for conversion-Hindus did not block the inflow of peoples of others faiths driven from their own countries on the basis of religions into this country. They were all welcomed and allowed to propagate their own religions and follow their own way of life. But then it should not become like the story of the camel which after being sheltered in the tent drives out its occupant to monopolize the whole tent. This is what one sees in this country. And our political parties are game for it because all that they see and want are votes. Hence we have the inflow of the Bangladeshis-the Pakistanis and the POK and the demand of those who opted to remain in India after the partition demanding their own constitution-their own laws and not just their own space but the space of this nation. The fatwas then become ‘rights, ‘the public roads can be blocked for public assemblies for prayer. This is another Right. Even the use of the outer space for announcements and prayers become yet another ‘right’.The management of the Madrassas with the tax money becomes a Right.The civil laws of the country cannot be enforced on them because that is not what their holy books state. They even have asserted to the judiciary that they would murder and burn their women if they are not allowed to use the triple talak to put them away. And the Judiciary is helpless .It is yet another right not to sing the national anthem-but they want this land-its monies, the subsidies, its protection et al yet not follow the common laws .
The netas do not hesitate to swear by Dr Ambedkar when it suits them to garner votes. But they use selectively what is relevant. Did not Ambedkar ask the Muslims to leave this country and was one of the demands for justifying Partition? Why is his stand on this not being quoted and followed? Each and every action and inaction in this country is based either on creed and or on caste. Yet we relentlessly use the Constitution and swear by its Rights enshrined in it.In implementation of these Rights we are biased-partial and ‘unsecular’. How does the triple talak empower women? Christudoss boasted that from his wife he learned what equality is all about. Why not he share with us his education on equality followed by the Islam religion and educate us especially in the present context of the Triple talak?
There was an article by Faizan Mustafa- ‘Multiple ways to equality’ (IE dated 28th Oct) His premise is that Muslim men who take more than one whand polygamous Hindu men have no such legal compulsions. Hence he argues that banning polygamy amongst Muslims would simply have an equalizing effect of making the second Muslim wife a destitute and vulnerable as a second Hindu wife. In this context he must remember the famous Shahbanu’s case-why was she simply thrown out without any such financial safeguards. It is one thing to argue a case but it is another thing in reality. It is not just one wife but more than one wife. If then the Muslim men are so fabulously rich to maintain many wives then why do they want subsidies provided by the taxpayer. What happens to the Family Planning.Is it proper to go on begetting any number of children and become a burden on the public funds? Why do the Muslim men want to discard their wives on some pretext or another? To point at Hindu polygamous men is no remedy . Two mistakes will not make a right. Imagine telling the SC that if not allowed then the Muslim men will resort to burning and murdering the wives they want to discard. Are women mere chattels? To be used and thrown away at the whims and fancies of the Muslim men. I also doubt the statistics present in that article stating that polygamy is higher among Hindus than Muslims. In absolute terms may be-but what about the ratio to the population? Statistics can be manipulated according to what one wants to prove. This is like the Justice Sanchar report statistics proving that the Muslims are at the tail end of the development ladder. Naturally, with so many children and mouths to feed it is not small wonder that they are down the development ladder.(But one must remember that the Muslims also are some of the richest in this country.) Is it not unjust for those to depend on the GOI to provide them with the survival needs when they refuse to control the size of their families? As for the political netas the larger the electorate in poverty the better and easier for them to be manipulated-the poorer the electorate the easier to cheat and take them for a ride. If there are government programmes of FP then the Muslims must co-operate and benefits must be based on the acceptance of the FP. Religion yardstick must not be used for demands. Benefits must be linked with control of the family size. It is public money. If the Muslim religion is against FP then let the Muslim community provide for its members from the enormous funds in the Wakf board and mosques.
To me it seems that the Hindus have become second class citizens of this country. They must act with restraint and not invoke their gods-their religion and their beliefs. One can identify how every aspect, every programme, every interpretation of the Constitution and its invocation is discriminatory. It is based on religion, caste and communalism. After 60 years being in power the Congress is the main culprit to have kept the various groups in ghettos . A truly democratic polity and adherence to democratic norms would not yield to the creation of a culture of dynasties .That is the litmus test to check whether the democracy by which we stand and the Constitution by which we uphold was really vibrant-and followed. Such an ethos will not permit communalism either. But what one sees is everything is based on communalism-thanks to the netas.The people have been brainwashed into making demands based on caste-not on needs. Hence we have the quota list ever lengthening itself. We have netas who keep promising quotas-we have religious fanatics being nurtured-we have anti nationalism being abetted-hoisting of Pakistan flag has not been seriously viewed as anti-national-refusing to sing the national anthem is again not viewed as being anti-national. But if one speaks of nationalism, patriotism and Hindutva then it becomes a singular case for Teesta and the likes of her to approach the Supreme Court. Then religion becomes ‘evil’ not when it is used to disburse subsidies-when it is used to extend the reservations-when it is used to allow minority universities to function –when it is used to create tensions when a minority/Dalit dies But when hundreds of the majority people are harassed, denied their rights it is the fashion of the day. Is this democracy?
This is exactly why universities like the JNU run on the tax payers money has become a den of upstarts-Effigies of the PM are burned within its campus and yet it is seen as a right of Expression. Rights and Freedom come with a price-Patriotism now seems to be a much objected word and national patriotism calls for dissection and analysis-Why so? When India is being demeaned and insulted-derogatory terms are used it is viewed as ‘right to freedom of Expression. If I refuse to rent out my flat/house to a Muslim then it becomes a topic for the media to debate on the discrimination meted out to a community in this country. And somehow exhibit that this community is being harassed and discriminated against. We have specialized TV anchors for such -spreading muck. Why a few Indians are especially those with Magsaysay awards and Booker prizes champions of such ‘freedom’ to denigrate this country? It becomes fashionable to be such an intellectual. If there is so much of discrimination in this country may I ask why these people who are crying hoarse of being discriminated against not just leave this country and go to countries which guarantee their freedoms, rights and which uphold the Koran as its Constitution? To even state this truth there will be a cry that they are citizens of this country and every right to belong to it. Then why are they not behaving as citizens of this country? Why are they demanding special rights and special treatment and why are the political leaders acceding to these demands. Why has J&K become a disputed topic and why are separatists being sheltered and housed in POK? Why are some Indians against Indians? Why have Dalit leaders not improved the lot of their own? Why has Mayavati who has wealth disproportionate to her income not rescued her own? Why blame the Modi government for its failure in this respect. Why has the Congress not improved the lot of the Dalits all these years? Now Rahul Gandhi has embarked as dalit ki dalal-shamelessly to garner votes at the cost of their poverty and suffering. Why have a good number of NGOs who are getting foreign funds allowed to function in this country-creating unrest turmoil, discontent? All this and more-in the name of Democracy? We are afraid to own our mistakes-afraid to say that the kind of democracy which we follow has given rise to dynasties is a weak political system. Why are we not bold to rectify and move ahead of times-at least along times? Why has all out political leaders become crorepathis-from where has that money come? What is the accountability of these netas-every single political neta (except one or two) is a leech sucking the blood of the people. How can we have democracy when political parties do not have internal democracy in their own parties? Do we not swear by the Constitution for everything but do not hesitate to dent and tear it apart? Why has the Congress party become a family’s private corporate. If it cannot have internal democracy how will it uphold democracy of the nation? Do you call this democracy? Why has India after boasting to be the largest democracy in the world becomes a soft State? The Congress is the mother head of communalism-all political parties have divided the people on the basis of caste and creed and still swears by the Constitution. Let not the people be deceived by the Opposition when they claim that patriotic NATIONALISM means the BJP ideology-Hinduism. Let me be frank what is wrong in wishing and working to make this country a Hindu country-All are welcomed to live within it provided they follow the Constitution and uphold democracy. Not a warped democracy mentioning and falling back on creed and caste. All who want to be citizens of this country must own allegiance to its flag and its national anthem. They must integrate within the ethos of this country. It is good to hear that unity in diversity—that is long ago. Today it is not diversity but divisive forces that are destroying the country from within. No tolerance must be shown to those hoisting any other flag in this country. Shoot them if they indulge in such treachery. Simply and honestly put we are feeding traitors with the tax payers’ money. This is anti-people. Religion is a private affair and worship cannot be a public demonstration to exhibit numbers. Worship any god but within one’s compound walls. Remember that one cannot cut the branch of a tree on which one sits. All Indians must unite and feel that oneness irrespective of different religions. Towards this O Lord let my country awake.
Dr Mrs Hilda Raja-Vadodara
How shall I address you as Gandhi/Ghandy/Khan.As you indulge in multi Dalali you also have the option to choose your family name and in that also you indulged-nay your grandparents indulged in Dalali by choosing a family name that can mislead people and garner votes-thanks to Mohandas Karmachand Gandhi from whom the suggestion came. So that is your lineage. Do not go about thumbing your 47 inches chest to claim love for the country and its poor millions. You and your family do not have an iota of patriotism. Tell me why your father ran away to Italy with the family during the Bangla Desh war. At that time your father Rajiv Gandhi was a commercial pilot and he was afraid to be available for the war. This is your family’s patriotism. Now you have questioned Modiji and your spokesperson Randeep Surjewala demands an apology from the Prime Minister for demeaning the patriotism of the jawans in the surgical strikes. Do you think that you and your party can continue fooling the people all the time?
It is one thing to have a low IQ and another thing to have no code of ethics to guide one’s life. In which category do you fall-Both I suppose. Why then did you run away from the ethics committee? Why do you fight shy of facing justice? Yet you have the brazenness to pretend that you are above board? Look at the scams under the Congress regime. It is not only during the UPA period but even during your great grandfather’s time there were scams. Like you he had other interests. Please read what M O Mathai-the long time private secretary of Nehru writes in his book-‘Reminiscences of the Nehru age”.In that book you will also discover how your grandfather Feroz Khan became Feroz Gandhi and why. When you carry such a load of baggage –all acquired by indulging in Dalali why do you blame others. It is said that one who has a beam in one’s eye cannot fault the dust in another’s eye. But that is what you indulge in.It is not that the Congress allowed the country to be looted by the Nehru-Gandhi family alone but abetted the looting by your chamchas and worse still by your Italian relatives. The case of Quottrochhi is a telling example and you will have to carry it to the very end.
Do not try to play the good Samaritan by visiting Kalavathi’s hut and breaking roti with her.All this is a drama-deception of a base kind .Do not shed crocodile tears when you meet the relatives of farmers who committed suicide because you are responsible for them. Why are you not accountable to this country for having abetted poverty and kept the masses half starved? You want a report from Modiji of his two and a half years of rule but what about first giving the country the report card of the Congress’ fifty and more years of misrule. The result of which we now see- more backwardness-more poverty and more netas and upstarts in the political scenario. You created an environment of deception-cheat and a mirage of development starting from Haribi Hatao.Of course your great grandfather, grandfather and even your father had hardly time because they had other interests like you…This is history. You may get your sycophants to write Indian History projecting the Nehru-Gandhi family as the saviors –the more you hid the truth the more truth will resurrect. That is what faith has proved. Look at what the family has done to this country-polarized it on communal basis-provoked mistrust among the different religious groups abetted the creation of ghettos. Take just recent history-your grandmother desecrated the Golden Temple, called for a committed judiciary-threw out all the good Congress leaders with her ‘Kamaraj Plan’ like Kamaraj,Devraj Urs and imposed Emergency-this to name just three. Your father broke the locks of Babri Masjid and proclaimed that Ram Rajya will be established. That created instability-suspicion and unrest and turmoil between communities. Your mother had the gumption to call Modi ji the merchant of death and you accused him of Khoon ki Don’t you think and know that you are accountable to your own conscience-if you have one. But then remember that what one sows one will reap. Do not think that you and the family have the Divine right to rule this country. India is not the kingdom of the Nehru-Gandhi family. It is not a banana republic too and not even an Oligarchyto rallies and make speeches devoid of facts and or misleading the people. You are doing a great injustice not only to this country and the masses but also to yourself.
You faulted Modiji for allowed Vijaya Mallya and Modi to flee this country with their loot. Did you make sure of the facts? How did they accumulate such billions-definitely not in a matter of two years? You forget that a special envoy was sent to the UK to defreeze Quottrrochi’s bank account and let him flee from the justice of this country. Earlier your father Rajiv Gandhi gave a safe exit passage to Anderson Warren-even provided him with a plane .The Bhopal gas tragedy smothered ,left hundreds crippled and maimed and with respiratory diseases. Even unborn children were affected. What do you call this Dalali of human blood and suffering-that your father indulged in? What moral rights do you and your advisors have to fault and hurl such accusations against Modi ji. These will boomerang
I wonder if your mother has denounced her Italian citizenship. If not then you too are an Italian citizen. You claimed some time back that you are a British citizen. How many citizenships do you have and what loyalty can be expected from you to Bharat Mata. Remember you told a foreign dignitary that the biggest problem in India is ‘saffron terrorism’ Have you facts to support this.
Your party has used government money to propagate the Congress party by naming about 450 government programmes, all the major national schemes, awards, Ports, airports, roads, bridges scholarships, National Days Institutions, National Parks, Trusts, Chairs, Projects Research Institutions, Sports-everything under the sun in Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi names. I would suggest that all these be erased-completely wiped. No other country in the world has exhibited such megalomania. This is public money and unashamedly the Congress government has used it to propagate its own name and garner votes. This is also Dalali .If at all the Nehru Gandhi family members names need be remembered by posterity the rightful place would be to inscribed them on the dustbins and the garbage pits across the country.
You accused the BJP as a party which killed Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Legally and factually this is far from the truth. It suits you to Dalali on the assassination of Gandhi. Then by the same yardstick you and your Congress party committed genocide of the Sikhs. Which means the Congress party’s hands are just not stained but soaked in the innocent blood of the Sikhs? This is factual because it was the Congress leaders who led the butchers and your father justified it. The best for you would be to relinquish your position and start afresh by studying the history of the country. Do not make yourself a laughing stock and expose your utter ignorance. Do not for a moment think that you can continue taking the Indian masses for a ride.
Dr Mrs Hilda Raja, Vadodara
The Great Indian multi-faceted Dalali
It is now a public secret that Rahul Gandhi is a misfit for his job as VP of the Congress party. He is a disaster because he has no sense of history and likes to pick up some slogans and repeat them. He has hardly known what it is to work hard-has been pampered all throughout his life. We had Kapil Sibal the other day reminding us not to forget that RG is from the Nehru family. So what? Must he be cocooned? Now it is apparent that his speech drafters and advisers are no better. Hear what Randeep Surjewala had to say to the Defence Minister’s expose that there were no surgical strikes conducted in the past-“We vehemently dismiss and strongly condemn remarks made by Parrikar today and on two occasions”(Indian Express 13th Oct).No strong words can refute what Parrikar stated because that is the truth. They were ‘covert operations’ asserted Parrikar. May be Surjewala must distinguish between surgical strikes and ‘covert operations’. I do not think Surjewala is a better reference for us. So what does he want –Modi should apologize to the armed forces-he accuses Parrikar of insulting the valor of the armed forces…..The Congress has no moral,legal and political right to make such an assertion because right from the first chapter of Indian Freedom Movement it was the Nehru -Gandhi family that defamed and exploited the valour of the jawans and the armed forces. They used the soldiers and the armed forces for their own vested interest.Right from the time of Nehru down to Sonia Gandhi the business of the Congress was to trade in the blood of the jawans and the armed forces for power. This is history. One can go on narrating to the likes of Surjewala and of course his leader Rahul Gandhi the logic behind what is stated. There need be no reasoning because it is simple facts of history. Hence we had the Partition, hence we have the Kashmir problem, hence we have the POK et al.One must not forget what Rajiv Gandhi did when he sent the IPKF to Sri Lanka-it was not only the blood of the jawans that these Gandhis traded on but even on the blood of Sri Lankans of Indian origin.The IPKF rampaged, looted, butchered and raped the Indians there. What was the result and why had Rajiv Gandhi stoop to this treachery? He was made to pay for it by one of the rape victims Dhanu-Priyanka Vadra preens herself and calls it a “sacrifice”. Well before Rajiv G’s assassination the Congress lost in all the States that went to the polls but after his assassination the Congress won in all the States. How and why. I have seen posters depicting the bloodied mangled body of Rajiv Gandhi with blood dripping and the hand below cupping the blood and in the name of that blood requesting people to vote for the Congress. So who is a ‘Khoon ki Dalali’.Rahul Gandhi and Surjewala must be ashamed for their ignorance and must not think that Indians are like them with no sense of history and with no shame? I have not repeated the instances like the genocide of the Sikhs when the Congress traded in the blood of the innocents because every Indian with common sense is aware of it.Be it farmers suicides- dalit oppression and lynching there RG and the Congress to broker on these for votes. What does one call it-not just Khoon ki Dalali but also a multi-faceted Dalali who trades on the sweat, tears blood oppression and starvation of the poor for votes.For power is what the Congress wants and towards that it will stoop to anything. The Congress cannot try and hide a bumpkin in a plate of rice. This is exactly why I say that the Congress –RG and Surjewala and his likes have no moral right to demand an apology from Modiji-who unlike RG sweats out and works hard for the nation. He does not run away to his hideouts for pleasure-he does not go to the gym thrice a day and plays with his dogs because he has no time for such trivialities. All his energies and his time are devoted towards the development of the nation. The Congress must remember that nemesis will follow it. A party which Partitioned India-a party which enforced Emergency should have been long ago wiped out from the political frame of India-we have had enough of the Nehru Gandhi treacheries. Even in the family name it has been a Dalali. Can it stoop to any lower level?
Dr Mrs Hilda Raja Vadodara
Madrasas, Uniform Civil Code and Minority Rights-how secular are we?
There was news item in the Indian Express (30th Sept) in which D.G.Vanzara-former Gujarat IPS officer addressing a rally in Godhra called for shutting down the Madrasas asserting that these influence separatists. I fully endorse this view. It is just not a political gimmick but is based on concrete evidence All likeminded people who put the nation above communalism will surely agree with this. One cannot understand how and why the GOI had allowed Madrasas to function. Why the Muslim children should be kept as a separate stream for education. How can they integrate with the rest? Education must not be dispensed in segregation. It influences the tender minds and the children see themselves as different from others. It will be relevant to recall the partition demand made by Jinnah.His one solid justification was that the Muslims cannot and will not integrate with the others. If that was the basis of the claim to which Gandhi and Nehru easily gave in then they should have followed Dr.Ambedkar’s suggestion that all Muslims should leave the country .They cannot eat the cake and have it to. Now we have more Muslims in India than Pakistan-their numbers are ever increasing again for reasons inherent to their religion. One such reason is they cannot and will not adopt Family Planning. Then who is to finance –subsidize their development schemes. This is a grave danger because the demographic pattern of India’s population is drastically changing. Thanks to the ‘generosity’ of Nehru and Gandhi Bharat Mata was pieced. Was this country their ancestry property? Now we have a permanent neighboring country not only abetting but directly indulging in cross country terrorism. We have the Muslim community within the country which abides with its own religious rules and fatwas.How safe are our people. The netas have betrayed this country for the vote bank purpose. It is time to give a call-enough is enough. If the Muslims want to live here and they devotedly claim that they are Indians then they should follow one flag-one Uniform civil code and not resort to their own religious-read communal/religious rules and regulations.
Which country in the world will yield to this downright exploitation of the people’s tax money? It is in this context one should note the call given by Vanzara-it is relevant. Education must be wholesome-must lead to integration and must weed out any differentiation. Instead it is building ghettos and children are being made to think and act that they are different from the rest of the children. This cannot be allowed. It is in this context one must have a review of the Minority Rights. One cannot go on swearing by the Constitution.After all the Constitution was conceived and drafted at a particular juncture in the history of this country.It is man-made and has been amended hundreds of times. If it was so sacred then why had the netas amended it?Well now is the time to look afresh and review-in the context of terrorism and communalism and the bloodshed and butchering-the splintering of the nation on communal lines and arrest this by removing those which abet such discrimination. According to me Minority Rights are discriminatory in its concept. If we swear by being secular then where does religion come? Why should religion be a yardstick to allow those belonging to a particular religion to administer and manage their institutions? Does religion give them extra ordinary administrative powers? Of course there will be a hue and cry but our leaders should be brave enough to go ahead with what is right and uphold the sovereignty of this country. It is in the same line I would like to make a mention of the NGOs.I have been involved in many NGOs. Of course there are some-very few which are really involved with the poor but a good majority is just fishing in troubled waters. How and why is India a soft country for others to interfere and like bandicoots ferret their way into the polity? The NGOs are the front for many countries to interfere in our affairs and to abet and argument unrest. Would these countries-through the NGOs dare to do this in China-Pakistan and others countries. Why is India a target for such backdoor interference? Let the funding countries scream from the house tops but it is for our leaders to decide what is good for the nation. Look at the kind of reactions and responses we get in India now-will a single Pakistani emit such high sound bytes against its own leaders and policy/No but Indians will. How come this is happening? It is because we have been too tolerant and under such a kind of tolerance allowed Madrasas, Minority Rights and NGOs to flourish at the cost of the security of the nation. Unfortunately we have a few political leaders who for their own vested interest and vote bank politics support this .It is time for Modi ji to take a call. He is strong and one expects Modi ji to be able to handle such situations. If other countries raise their voice it is time to tell them to keep hands off India’s internal affairs and respect the sovereignty of the nation.
Dr Mrs Hilda Raja,Vadodara
Atrocities against the Schedule Caste
The atrocities, discrimination and oppression of the SC’s is not a new phenomenon. It has been there for ages. So it is unfair and unjust to lay the blame at the door of the BJP. This is not to mean that everything can be just past off pointing to the past. But statistics and an objective scrutiny of the social scenario will reveal that there has been a slide down. What is unsettling is that the political parties want to fish in troubled waters. Their actions and their utterances clearly show that they are not interesting in alleviating the suffering but in augmenting it and opening the wounds-they are itching to pour oil in the burning fires so that they would garner votes of this most vulnerable section of the Indian populace.
My own experience with the SCs issue starts from 1957.When I went to my husband’s village in Kanykumari district I found a grave-a mound of mud with a cross by the river side. On enquiry I was told that a woman used to come from a far off place for the annual church feast. She would remain there for a few days and leave. Once when she made her annual visit she died and the people of the village did not know her caste and hence buried her outside the village cemetery-which was only for the upper castes.
Catholic churches in some places have separate cemeteries for the SCs and other lower castes. So even in death they are discriminated. I was in charge of a village project in the 80s.The village consisted of three groups-the upper caste which owned all the lands-these are Nacikers-the costal people-the fisher folk and the SCs. The only tea shop in the village had separate tumblers of aluminum for the SCs-glasses for the others. They were not allowed to sit in the benches in the tea shop. Once when the cattle of the SCs strayed into the lands of the upper caste the caste people cut off their tails. When an SC dies his/her body was not allowed to be carried through the caste area. They were not allowed to wear chappals or hold an umbrella. This later from my own experience in three districts of TN I discovered was the general pattern. Wells again were separate. No SCs were allowed into the houses of the others. They were segregated. In almost all the villages their houses were at the end of the village where all the drain and slush of the village was directed and channeled. I had been to Trichy in the 80s when the floods occurred-the same story. The huts of SCs were left stinking in the water-nobody helped them out. Not one of them had a pucca house. Later when I was a Consultant for a few NGOs I had the opportunity to visit some of the villages where they worked-Found that the SCs were deceived. In their name foreign funds flowed but not even a hand pump was made available. They had to drink water from the nearby pond or rivulet in which the buffaloes, cows are bathed and the pigs also drink from the same source.
In this context I must mention that the SCs themselves practice a caste system among their own caste. For example not a single Pallar would inter marry drink of eat from a pariah’s house. It is relevant to mention that in Tamilnadu there are two political outfits-One headed by Dr Krishnaswamy-this is for the Pallars.The other headed by Thol Thirmavallvan-represents the other sub sects (the Pariyars,the Chakkiyars and others.) One must note that the PMK headed by Ramdas had even issued a diktat forbidding the Vanniyars from marrying in the SC community. There has rioting-burning of the villages and murders if such happened. This is recently (And Ramdas’ son-Ambumani was a Union minister.)As far as I know not a single Congress member condemned this-neither did it visit these villages and affected families. I am narrating all this because I want to show that the discrimination and atrocities against the SCs has been abetted and fomented by politicians chiefly by the Congress. No Central government intervention worth the name was directed to punish those who practiced such discrimination during its regime. The SC commissions are not only show pieces but rehabilitation centers for providing taxpayers money and other perks to the Congress aged sycophants.
So what is the Congress and the AAP and other parties’ now so agitated-making it look as though for the first time in Indian history these things are happening. The NGOs are no better. They too add to the unrest and ignite the SCs .It seems to me that their one and only motive is to destroy the peace of the country-not to bring solace to the SCs-and of course in the process they do thumb their chests to exhibit their distress-pose as champions of the downtrodden and get the votes of the SCs.? They want to blame the BJP because they want votes. These parties themselves discriminate. They do not condemn any atrocity-case of discrimination against the SCs if it happens in a non BJP ruled State. How honest then are they in their distress at the plight of the SCs? This kind of picking and choosing to foment unrest and instigate tension and violence against the ruling party is no solution. It only goes to prove that these parties are not honest and really are not keen to find a permanent solution and bring solace to the victims. They indulge in political tourism shows. It is another kind of exploitation of the SCs and their sufferings. Then where is the remedy? Unless and until all stand united to wipe away this social sin can we find any solution. Why had the Congress simply closed its eyes and looked the other way when parties were abetting this discrimination. For that matter the Congress is the chief culprit in the social sin against the SCs. Too long they have remained indifferent and allowed the SCs to be kept suppressed and oppressed because then it was easy to keep them as a vote bank .
It is obvious that the Congress and other parties only offered lip service. This is substantiated by the Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu in his article, ‘The culprits of Una’(IE 2nd Aug) gives data which clearly is a proof of the hypocrisy of other political parties when he states “The irony of this opportunism becomes all the more glaring when one finds that Uttar Pradesh(8,066 cases)and Bihar(7,874),are among the top states as far as crimes against SCs were recorded. It is also pertinent to note that 113 Dalits were killed in Bathe,Miyanpur and Bathanitola when Lalu Prasad Yadav was the chief minister. All the accused were later acquitted”. This is not to justify the atrocities that are unabated against the SCs-neither is it a justification of the flogging of the SCs in Una. It is only to show that the blame game resorted by the Congress and other political parties against the Modi government must stop. It is crystal clear the Congress, the AAP are more keen on converting these atrocities to incite the SCs and to garner votes. This is again another kind of atrocity committed against them. It is not enough if one visits Kalavati’s hut and shares a meal-it is not enough to drink tea with those affected families in Una and make a show. This is not only hypocrisy but also making the SCs a tool and a vested interest which reveals a base callousness towards their centuries old discrimination. Instead they all must be one united voice and resolve not only to condemn the discrimination and atrocities but must request the government to bring in stringent laws against the perpetuators. It is the obligation of all political parties to be united in this and not indulge in blaming the Modi government. This becomes an obligation on all political parties to show solidarity and erase this blot in the social milieu. It is not something impossible. But it calls for genuine concern, steel like resolve to arrest the atrocities, to remove the social stigma and discrimination against the SCs. Will the netas abandon their vested interest? Will they put the nation and its honor on top of their list of priorities ?Will they unite in this national task to clean up the social fabric of the polity and usher in a humanism where there is no place for discriminating any human being? Where the ghettos are removed and the uniqueness of every individual is upheld. This is the national task in which each and every one –be they the religious leaders, the political leaders, the caste leaders and every common citizen need to all work towards. I am reminded of poet Tagore and his immortal poem which sums by beautifully what is needed and what we must aspire for and hence let me quote him hoping and praying that it will find an echo and resound in the hearts of my people .
‘Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high; Where the world has not been broken into fragments by narrow domestic walls; Where the words come out from the depth of truth; where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection; where the clean stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habits; where the mind is led forward by thee into ever widening thought and action-Into that heaven of freedom ,my Father ,let my country awake.’(Rabindranathan Tagore)
Dr Mrs Hilda Raja,Vadodara