Archive for October, 2009

Bias Media/vested interest

From: Mail
Dear Editors of HT, TOI, IndianExpress and TheHindu,NDTV, CNN-IBN, I got the mail below from a friend of mine and following the unwritten code of conduct, I am forwarding it to my friends but all efforts of people who have been forwarding this mail would go waste if this mail doesn’t reach YOU……

Something to think about..!!

Shame on Indian Media??? Really what a shame…

By the time u guys read this news, the body of Major Manish Pitambare, who was shot dead at Anantnag, would have been cremated with full military honors.

On Tuesday, this news swept across all the news channels ‘Sanjay Dutt relieved by court’. ‘Sirf Munna not a bhai’ ’13 saal ka vanvaas khatam’ ‘although found guilty for possession of armory, Sanjay can breath sigh of relief as all the TADA charges against him are withdrawn’ Then many personalities like Salman Khan said ‘He is a good person. We knew he will come out clean’. Mr Big B said “Dutt’s family and our family have relations for years he’s a good kid. He is like elder brother to Abhishek”.. His sister Priya Dutt said “we can sleep well tonight. It’s a great relief”

In other news, Parliament was mad at Indian team for performing bad; Greg Chappell said something; Shah Rukh Khan replaces Amitabh in KBC and other such stuff. But most of the emphasis was given on Sanjay Dutt’s “phoenix like” comeback from the ashes of terrorist charges.
Surfing through the channels, one news on BBC startled me. It read “Hisbul Mujahidin’s most wanted terrorist ‘Sohel Faisal’ killed in A nantnag , India .. Indian Major leading the operation lost his life in the process. Four others are injured.
It was past midnight , I started visiting the stupid Indian channels, but Sanjay Dutt was still ruling. They were telling how Sanjay pleaded to the court saying ‘I’m the sole bread earner for my family’, ‘I have a daughter who is studying in US’ and so on. Then they showed how Sanjay was not wearing his lucky blue shirt while he was hearing the verdict and also how he went to every temple and prayed for the last few months. A suspect in Mumbai bomb blasts, convicted under armory act…was being transformed into a hero.
Sure Sanjay Dutt has a daughter; Sure he did not do any terrorist activity. Possessing an AK47 is considered too elementary in terrorist community and also one who possesses an AK47 has a right to possess a pistol so that again is not such a big crime; Sure Sanjay Dutt went to all the temples;
Sure he did a lot of Gandhigiri but then……… ..
Major Manish H Pitambare got the information from his sources about the terrorists’ whereabouts. Wasting no time he attacked the camp, killed Hisbul Mujahidin’s supremo and in the process lost his life to the bullets fired from an AK47. He is survived by a wife and daughter (just like Sanjay Dutt) who’s only 18 months old.
Major Manish never said ‘I have a daughter’ before he took the decision to attack the terrorists in the darkest of nights. He never thought about having a family and he being the bread earner.

No news channel covered this since they were too busy hyping a former drug addict, a suspect who’s linked to bomb blasts which killed hundreds. Their aim was to show how he defied the TADA charges and they were so successful that his conviction in possession of armory had no meaning. They also concluded that his parents in heaven must be happy and proud of him.

Parents of Major Manish are still living and they have to live rest of their lives without their beloved son. His daughter won’t ever see her daddy again.
M. Srinivasan
The whole world knows that Mad Mohan was, and is , a faithful bureauxrat and as they used to be in the eighteenth centruy. As was theuir wint, they faithfully excecute commandments of their masters, irrespective whatever happens to the country or to their wives and families. Such faithful servant has to indulge in antinational linterests. For the Italian interests are not the same as that of Indian.

October 26, 2009 at 9:46 pm 2 comments

Prologue to the Nanavati Commission Report

The Nanavati Commission report categorically puts down in black and white three major areas-A conspiracy angle to the torching of the Sabarmati Express with evidence to substantiate it. The concerted effort of the Muslim crowd that gathered to prevent the passengers from escaping; and the clean chit given to the government that categorically stated that there was no involvement of CM Modi or any of his ministers or officers in the post Godhra riots.
The infamous torching of Sabarmati Express in 2002 Feb carrying Kar Sevaks hit the headlines on Feb 27th when the nation was shocked and stunned to read and hear the news that 58 innocent passengers of the Sabarmati Expressed were roasted and charred to death-most of them women and children ,and 43 injured. The initial condemnation and horror at this beastly act soon gave way to charges and counter charges with the politicians politicising the preplanned horror human tragedy .At the core of the whole incident was the fact that all those roasted and burned to death were Hindus and those who gathered around the two carriages S-6 and S-7 pelting it with stones to prevent the passengers from escaping-were Muslims. The immediate reaction of the Hindus was to avenge this. Had the media and the government taken timely action the Gujarat riots could have been contained, but as though pouring oil in the burning fire and rubbing salt into the wounded hearts the Centre and the media brought in an accident angle to the ghastly torching. Lalu Prasad the Minister for Railways was quick to grab the opportunity to consolidate his Muslim vote bank so too the Congress under Mrs Sonia Gandhi became the protector of the Muslims. That those who were charred to death were innocent passengers who were unarmed and who were shut in to be burned alive did not stir their hardened consciences. The ‘inner voice’ was silenced. What was the crime of the passengers to attract the hatred and the death by fire? The three dimensional criminality that aroused the hatred and the anger of the Muslims to burn them to death- that they were kar Sevaks, they were in a jubilant mood after having successfully done their sacred duty at the Ram Mandir, -they were chanting Sri Ram Jai. This was too much for the Muslims.
Instead of consoling the families of the dead and injured-assuaging the burned feelings of the Hindus, extending both financial support, and standing by them in their hour of a devastating tragedy which struck them the politicians were busy sending out signals to the Muslims not to worry they will be taken care of. The casualty in this unholy nexus was Justice- the Hindus saw that justice was a far cry for them and this aggravated the pent up anger, hurt, pain and aroused them to retaliate. The riots of Gujarat were the natural consequence of the denial of justice, by the UPA government.It blatant bias and its discrimination and indifference to the death and suffering of the Hindus.
There was no need for Modi or his government to abet the righteous anger of the Hindus to revenge the torching of their near and dear ones. It would have been cowardice for those directly affected to stand silently by.
It is not my intention to fault Vajpayee-then leader of the Opposition and the BJP in not countering the challenge and the injustice effectively. Even before they could gather their wits and their sagging strength the Gujarat riots hit the nation with the media flashing the gory and brutal revenging spree that found hundreds dead and injured-This time the death toll roll read were Muslims. So Godhra’s 58 Hindus burned was quickly given a go by and the Gujarat riots became the volcano which shook the nation and the international community thanks to the NGOs their chelas, and the anti- Hindu media. Two targets were aimed at -the BJP, and Modi .The energizing factor that underlied this ceaseless and vicious campaign against the two targets was the vote bank politics. Towards this Justice must be burned and buried and the Godhra torching of the train must become an accident. The Gujarat riots must be blown out of proportion and the Hindus must become crafted as brutal perpetrators for no reason .The Muslims were painted as innocent victims-their only crime being that they are a minority community. This was the cruz of the whole human tragedy.
A resultant of this-the permanent communal divide-a Congress power dynasty rule in place-an upside down value system. What is black is white-what is communal is secular-what is right is wrong-the end justifies the means. Power at all cost-a country mortgaged to power mongers and a people and their lives of no value and a media which abetted all this and continues to do so for reasons best known to it. The Human Rights organizations year after year exhibits the CDs and videos of the Gujarat riots, a Modi blackened and targeted- and a continuous Modi bashing to the beating of drums to oust Modi is set in motion.An Election Commission selectively blind/and deaf, and suffering from selective amnesia-hence the ‘merchant of death’ is not heard-the communalization of the election campaign by the exhibition of the Gujarat CDs and Videos cannot be seen by the EC-the bizarre story goes on. The Hand and the Cross and the Crescent locked in laison determined to bury the truth and negate justice- a passive Opposition with no guts to counter this sell-out of a people, of a country is what we are presented with today. With Lilliputians as politicians who do not even know what patriotism is all about are leading the country. Dharma is buried; when will the people of India unite to uphold all that is precious-life is only once lived but the nation has to live on-hence it is obligatory for each one to uphold dharma at the cost of one’s own life. Dharma requires one voice-Arise and Awake to uphold Sanantan Dharma – a nationalism born with this nation.
Dr Mrs Hilda Raja

October 26, 2009 at 10:04 am 3 comments

Regarding the US lawmakers and their’concern’

A group of 21 lawmakers of the US has written to Naveen Patnaik the Chief Minister of Orissa expressing concern over the alleged intimidation of the Christians in the communally divided region and the possibility of the perpetrators of the violence going scot- free. ‘Given the recent experience with religiously inspired terrorism, we’re concerned that if Hindu extremists can act with impunity toward religious minorities in India, these extremists and their ideologies will begin to affect international security as well’. It is shocking that the US senators overstepped political probity and exposed their ignorance of history facts and present reality. They have no right to address such a concern dripping letter to a CM of India. They could take their concern to world bodies if they felt a genuine concern. But the whole concern seems to be based on a lopsided perception and deeply entrenched vested interest. If the concern for violation of minorities’ rights was genuine then the concern cannot be selective. It should have expressed itself when the Hindu minorities are being tortured and harassed in Pakistan. Where slaying and maiming of the Hindus goes without a whimper. In Malaysia the Muslims have threatened bloodshed over the building of a Hindu temple-in Bangla Desh the Hindus are treated as second class citizens and an ethnic cleansing is on in full swing. No voice is raised against this by the lawmakers of the US neither the Human rights organizations? Bangle Desh has dared to kill many journalists and members of the Minority community. Are the lawmakers of the US and the US Commission on International Religious Freedom simply ignorant of these or they prefer to reserve their concern only for Kandhammal communal riots victims (Christians).
It is rather a travesty of truth when they term the Hindus rioters as Hindu extremists. Either the vocabulary is wrong or the meaning of these words the lawmakers are ignorant of. Hinduism does not inspire terrorism. The lawmakers are totally off the mark regarding Hinduism and its teachings and also prefer to be blind to the fact that only the religions of the Books are terror inspiring. This is proved by world history and today’s scenario of violence. If the Hindus were extremists then how come for generations they have been on the receiving end? Can these concerned law makers point out one instance when the Hindus were on the offensive? Be it Gujarat, Orissa, Malegaon it has been a backlash from a group of Hindus to avenge the onslaught on the Hindus. This is not to justify such attacks and rioting but to understand human psychology. Take the number of terrorists’ attacks all over India by the Muslims-is this not a matter of concern? They are driven to a corner and need to fight back to survive. The Indian government with its power craze has adapted a vote bank policy leading to minority appeasement governance. No people with an iota of self respect will allow themselves to be the sacrificial goats on the altar of power.( The US law makers have forgotten the perpetrators of the dastardly horrifying demolition of the WTO)
Take for example Gujarat riots what triggered it? Why was 58 poor Kar Sevaks roasted and charred to death in closed compartments? There was no shedding of tears-no compensation and no attempt to understand the cause of the heinous crime. On the other hand the backlash which set off the communal riots in Gujarat shook the whole world- ‘concerned’ filled consciences. Modi has been blamed-the step motherly treatment meted to Modi and his government is there for people to see. The USA has refused a visa for him-That it is an insult to the people of Gujarat who elected him twice as their CM. That a duly elected CM of one of the Indian States was refused a visa goes to prove the deep prejudice against Modi and the State of Gujarat. The Centre has conspired with the USA in this. Otherwise it is a matter if diplomacy and Foreign affairs that the PM should have taken up the case and demanded an apology from the USA for refusing a visa to a constitutionally elected CM of one of the States of India. This goes to prove beyond doubt the deep seated bias.
Take Kandhammal riots which found 40 dead. It would be in the cause of justice if the names of the victims are published. Among those affected were also Hindus. Though fewer in number. The Home Minister does not offer even words of condolences for those dead. Does religion differentiate the value of human lives? So it is not as though the perpetrators were Hindus and the victims of violence were Christians. It is a mob reaction to the brutal gruesome murder of a much revered 83 year old swamiji and three Hindu nuns within the Ashram in front of the terror stricken children. It is natural that there was an outrage at this and a giving vent to this brutal murder. But a mob has no rational and in the violence a nun was raped. This became the ‘blot’ and shame on India according to our Prime Minister when the European Union expressed its ‘concern’. What goes beyond one’s comprehension is the fact that Hindus have never been on the offensive but to expect the Hindu outfits to silently watch the perpetration of violence and harassment against the Hindu community is absurd.
The ethnic cleansing in J&K is no bother of the lawmakers of the US and of Human rights organizations. The Hindu pundits have been systematically killed and the rest driven out of their homes to refugee camps.
It is for a record of sorts that the above are mentioned. But the primary case against the lawmakers of the US is that it is none of their business. Simple courtesy would demand that they mind their own business and if their ‘concerned’ consciences are too heavy to carry then they should unload their burden through right channels. They are lawmakers and forget the process of law. They are even unaware of diplomacy and overstep their boundaries by directly writing to a CM of an Indian State. It is also the case of the pot calling the kettle black and finally it is because these lawmakers and the Christian organization need to keep the tempo and the fake harassment against the Christians at a high decibel for two reasons: one-because they want to proselytize since many of them believe that it is the God given command-‘go ye and baptize all the nations in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit’. This was reinforced recently by the Pope when on Mission Sunday he called upon the Catholic Church to make every one the disciple of Jesus. But what is baffling is why the focus on India to operate this command. Why not go to China-the Mid East and why not nearer at home bring back to the church the lapsed Christians. The second reason is finance and politics-enormous sums of money are involved in this business of proselytization. It is one of the biggest lucrative global business. Lucre and political power go hand in hand. Though the Christians are aware that Jesus said ‘you cannot serve two masters’. They conveniently forget the message conveyed through Temptations in the Desert to suit their own vested interests. Finally it is relevant for the US commission on International Religious Affairs to note that no harassed community, no intimidated community will go a church building spree. Why not make a survey of the number of churches built in the last ten years throughout India? It is a myopic perception to see what you want to see simply because it suits your vested interest. One hopes that all those who have ‘concern’ will also have justice and that demands to uphold the truth-nothing but the truth. All human life is sacred and they Hindus or Christians/Muslims. Peace cannot prevail if Justice is hijacked in the name of the Minorities. India is a land of diverse faiths. A cradle which nurtured all faiths-a land of refuge which welcomed all peoples of other faiths when persecuted in other countries made India their home. Hence it would be unjust and far from truth to target the Hindus and make them perpetrators of intolerance and tag them as Hindu extremists. Hinduism is the oldest religion in the world and it has an inbuilt tolerance and a precept that other religions are the different paths which lead to the Paramatha. Hence they will not bulldoze other paths to create ‘One Way’, ‘One Path’. The sooner Christians/Muslims accept this basic truth the sooner will the communal divide fall
Dr Mrs Hilda Raja

October 14, 2009 at 10:15 am 5 comments


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