Archive for October, 2008

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Learn Samskrit in two days – 23rd, 24th Nov 2008

Here is an opportunity to get introduced to samskrit in two days. Samskrit Bharati is conducting a two days traiinig on speaking samskrit on Nov 23rd and 24th 2008.  This is conducted in 108 places in bangalore. Its a good opportunity to learn samskrit. Interested people can visit this site for further details.

http://speaksamskrit.blogspot.com/

What a unity !!

You know the Latin Catholic will not enter to Syrian catholic church, these two will not enter to Marthoma church, these three will not enter to penthacost church, these four will not enter to Salvation army church, these five will not enter to 7th day Adventist church, these six will not enter to orthodox church, these seven will not enter to Jacobite church, …..like this there are 146 castes in Kerala alone for Christianity, each will never share their churches for Christians ! Wonderful One Christ, One Bible, One Jehova….What a unity !

Among Muslims, Shia and Sunni kill each other in all the Muslim countries. The religious riot in Muslim countries is always between these two. The Shia will not go to Sunni mosque, these two will not go to Ahamadiya mosque, these three will not go to Sufi mosque, these four will not go to Mujahiddin mosque….like this it appears there are 13 castes in among Muslims, Killing / bombing/conquering/ massacring/… each other ! The American attack to the Muslim land of Iraq is fully supported by all the Muslim countries surrounding Iraq ! One Allah, One Quran, One Nebi….! Great unity !

For Hindus 1280 books, 10,000 commentaries, more than one lakh sub commentaries for these foundation books, 330 million gods, variety of aacharas, thousands of Rishies, hundreds of languages,…still everyone goes to the SAME TEMPLE…whether unity is for Hindus or in others and never quarreled each other for the last ten thousand years in the name of religion

The mischief of the church and its mercenaries

Here is a good video on youtube about the mischief of the church and its mercenaries (fathers, nuns, pastors, reverends…..): http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=O4Hh5yIrtlM&feature=related

S L Bhairappa’s article in Vijaykarnataka

Here are the images of Mr. S L Bhairappa’s article published in Vijaykarnataka, Kannada daily on 16th  October 2008.

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What should Muslims do? – Arvind Lavakare

 

What should Muslims do?
Arvind Lavakare may be 71, but the fire in his belly burns stronger than in many people half his age. The economics post-graduate worked with the Reserve Bank of India and several private and public sector companies before retiring in 1997. His first love, however, remains sports. An accredited cricket umpire in Mumbai, he has reported and commented on cricket matches for newspapers, Doordarshan and AIR. Lavakare has also been regularly writing on politics since 1997, and published a monograph, The Truth About Article 370, in 2005.
Some answers to the question asked by the title of this column were given at a seminar organised by Abu Asim Azmi, the fiery Samajwadi MP, in Mumbai held this month. The answers provided at the seminar by Muslim leaders, former SIMI activists and relatives of bomb blasts accused are frightening and cause for great worry to those who genuinely care for the nation.

The seminar’s theme was What Muslims Should Do and, according to The Times of India report on it, thespeakers present “asked the community to boycott elections” “Are we being tortured because we are Muslims?” they asked. “We are born Mujahid (one who fights the jihad) and will bring on a jihad at the appropriate time.” Again, “When it comes to swords, we have to answer with swords” they said. A final response was “We have to go back to the holy Qumran for a solution to riots.”

The above thinking is proof that the largest minority community in our country is just not satisfied by the bounties that the UPA government has given them in the last four years.

A separate financial budget for the Muslims, a ministry for the Minorities, the Sachar Committee report to identify the Muslims as the lowest in the economic and social rungs of society and quick action on its remedial recommendations, reservation of jobs in Andhra, increase in the Haj subsidy and all the rest of tea and sympathy from our “secular” community has apparently not been enough for the likes of Azmi. Their grievances seem unending despite all the mollycoddle treatment given them by successive Congress governments right from the time of Partition in 1947. For more than half a century, it would appear, the Muslim community has only had demands without even thinking of obligations in return. It would seem that the community just does not think that it needs to do some introspection into its attitudes towards the rest of the country. Its persecution complex seems chronic.

How different it all is from the thought process of the late Dr Rafiq Zakaria, the eminent Muslim politician and scholar of Islam. In his book “Communal Rage In Secular India” (Popular Prakashan, September 2002) Dr Zakaria devoted the entire last chapter to “What Muslims Should Do?”, and accepting that there is a great deal of among Indian Muslims who believed there is little they can do to save themselves, he recommended the following.

  1. Confrontation has done no good to the Muslims. The only alternative is for them is to change their outlook. Muslims must try and become an integral part of the mainstream. They must wholeheartedly collaborate in enriching composite nationalism. For this, they must get out of their ghetto mentality, break the barriers of alienation and generate a harmonious environment.
  2. They must discard their worn-out prejudices and outmoded habits and adjust themselves to the requirements of the changing times. They must stop asking for doles which will only cripple them, and instead learn to stand on their own feet because the fact is that they have no true friends; many who show them sympathy are not sincere and do so only for electoral gain. Even Muslims from other countries have never come to their rescue. This has been proved time and again, and the wise must now take the hint and correct themselves.
  3. Muslims continue to live in a make-believe world of their own. Their leaders waste their energies in whipping up emotions and bringing more trouble to the ordinary Muslims. There are also the other “warriors” — priests, academicians, journalists — who add fuel to the fire by taking up cudgels on behalf of the community. Indian Muslims have to come out of this quagmire; they must show such self-appointed champions of their cause in their place; they must do their best to change the hostile attitude of the Hindus against them and take their proper share in the nation’s development.
  4. Indian Muslims must join hands with liberal Hindus to work zealously for harmony between the two communities. To succeed in this task, they must change their own behaviour, indeed their entire perception.
  5. Indian Muslims must boldly come forward to undergo all-round transformation in their style of functioning. The younger generation in particular will have to arm themselves both educationally and socially. They will succeed if parents shed their old habits, give up their outdated notions, and help encourage and help their sons and daughters to get the best education. Merit alone will give them reward; they must never seek patronage.
  6. Indian Muslims must disarm the jihadis and disown the bigotism which has made Muslims pariahs everywhere. They must give assurance to the non-Muslims that their religion stands for “live and let live”. This reformation will rejuvenate Islam itself.
  7. Without compromising the Quranic injunctions, Indian Muslims must agree to the introduction of certain much-needed, essential changes in the Personal, particularly the enactment of monogamy. There is, in fact, enough scope under the Shariah to amend the laws relating to marriage, divorce, dower and even maintenance.
  8. The controversy on the singing of Vande Mataram is meaningless. It was sung by all Muslim leaders of the Congress during the freedom struggle. Those Muslims who do not want to sing it, may not, but they must stand up when it is sung as a mark of respect to an anthem which has a hoary past and is declared as a national song. Why add hurt to an already worsening communal relationship?
  9. There is the question of family planning on which much of our country’s progress depends. It cannot be denied that Muslims have not taken to it as seriously as Hindus. This has to be corrected. There must be a vigorous campaign for its implementation among Muslims and their leaders in every sector must engage themselves to persuade them to adopt it so that they do not lag behind Hindus in fulfilling this most urgent task, without which India cannot succeed in eradicating poverty.
  10. Muslims must make a sustained effort to convince Hindus that they should have no fear of them and assure them that they harbour no enmity towards them, nor are in a secret conspiracy with Muslims elsewhere to harm them. They must give assurance that Muslims are as much the sons of the soil as Hindus and as committed to the country’s glory and prosperity as Hindus are.
  11. Finally, the punch line. “What Indian Muslims have to understand is that eventually it is not their leaders but they themselves who will have to make their destiny.”
 
Readers need to be assured that the above is not the fiction of some Hindutva mind, but the actual printed thoughts written by one who was a Ph.D. from London University, was called to the Bar from Lincoln’s Inn, and was active in India’s freedom struggle. He had a distinguished career in law, education and journalism and politics and was a scholar of international repute.

Even more significantly, Dr.Zakaria was a Congressman, first and last. Yes, a Congressman who was deputy leader of the party in Parliament after he had spent 15 years as cabinet minister in the Maharashtra government.

His manifesto for what Muslims should do in the present times is the one that, alas, is totally lost on all Congressmen of all hues, on all the Abu Azmis of our political world, on all the pseudo-secularists from Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi to Teesta Setalvad and Arundhati Roy, and, of course, on all our ivory tower elites of English journalism

Why is the street named after Hitendran?

On October 2, the asti (ash) of Hitendran was immersed at the confluence of three seas in Knykumari. A large number of people led by the district collector offered floral tribute to his photo. Who is Hitendran? A 15 – year old schoolboy. He died in a road accident on September 20 near Chennai. His father and mother are both doctors. They donated the heart, liver, eyes, kidneys and bone marrow of their dead son. Nine – year old girl Abhirami of Bangalore, to whom his heart was transplanted, happily survived.

When the Dr Ashokan, Hitendran’s father and Dr. Pushpanjali, Hitendran’s mother, decided to donate their son Hithendran’s organs after he was declared brain dead, a suitable recipient was quickly identified.in Abhirami, a patient at Dr.Cherian’s Frontier Lifeline Hospital. K. M. Cherian, pediatric cardiac surgeon, appealed to Chennai Commissioner of Police R. Sekar for help to rush the organ to the hospital. Mr. Sekar, in turn, instructed the traffic police to facilitate this. Sunil Kumar, Joint Commissioner, Traffic, said: “the best way to rush the organ was to take it in our own vehicle, and by ensuring green lights at every signal. As a result, we managed to take the heart from Apollo Hospitals in Teynampet to Frontier Lifeline in Mogappair in exactly 11 minutes.” The surgery was performed by Dr.Cherian, after his team, which was headed by consultant cardiac surgeon Madhu Shankar, rushed the heart in a bag of ice to the hospital in the police vehicle. He adds that the harvested organ will have to be transplanted within four hours, and the faster it is done, better the outcome.

A widespread public appreciation of the organ donation of Hitendran in the media led to many coming forward to sign pledges of organ donation. The council of the Major Panchayat of Thirukalukumdram, his home town in Chengalpattu district, has announced that a street in the town will be named after Hitendran. It said, it would renovate a park   near his house and name it after him. Several presspersons who attended a condolence meeting in Chennai Press Club resolved to donate their organs. Several towns in Tamilnadu and Puducherry arranged solemn public meetings to appreciate the organ donation by Hitendran. The doctor couple said they were overwhelmed by the huge public awareness about organ donation following their son’s organ donation.

Abhirami’s parents Shri. Shekhar and her mother Smt Manjula, said they look upon Hitendran as God in human form, who had come to save the life of their daughter The couple based in Bangaluru, Karnataka, announced their intention to form a charitable Society in memory of Hitendran to help the needy. They installed a photo of Hitendran in their pooja room and are worshipping him.

Source : Vishwa Samvada Kedra, Chennai.

Don’t communalise the fight against terror – By L. K. Advani

http://www.rediff.com/news/2008/oct/08lka.htm

 

Don’t communalise the fight against terror

L K Advani | October 08, 2008 | 14:08 IST

Over-familiarity with a problem sometimes lulls one’s awareness about its seriousness. Therefore, it may surprise many to know that the problem of terrorism has persisted for nearly half the period of the life of independent India.Since the closing years of the 1970s, India has been in the vortex of foreign-sponsored terrorism, which has claimed nearly 80,000 lives, both civilian and of security forces — in Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, north-eastern states, and in the rest of India. There is no country in the world which has been a victim of terrorist onslaught for so long, and which has suffered such enormous loss.�

If a menace has continued for so long, it means that its perpetrators have a definite purpose, a definite goal. We in the Bharatiya Janata Party had correctly assessed right in the beginning that the goal of terrorists and their patrons abroad was not only to threaten the common man and the civil society, not just to create ordinary law and order disturbances , but to endanger the very unity and security of the nation. What is happening in India today has vindicated our assessment.


History will not pardon us if we fail

In the history of nations, it is important to know what challenges they face. But it is far more important to know how they respond to these challenges. Nations oblivious to the threats that eat into their vitals run an imminent danger of losing their ability to protect themselves. The warning bells are loud and clear that, even though the nation’s internal security today stands seriously threatened, our response lacks political will. India does not have a seamlessly integrated counter-terrorism strategy backed by resolute operational capabilities.

There is one more thing to be said about internal security challenges. These do not manifest suddenly, nor do they mature overnight. The ominous signals they send over a prolonged period of time can be noticed unmistakably. However, if we choose not to notice them, or are incapable of taking self-protective action, history will not absolve us. It is our charge against the Congress party that it is keeping its eyes wide shut, choosing not to see, nor to strike, all for the fear of losing its vote-bank.

As far as the BJP is concerned, let me make it absolutely clear that we shall never conduct ourselves in such a short-sighted way that history would hold us guilty of not doing our duty at the right time and in the right manner. We are prepared to make any sacrifices for defending the unity and ensuring the security of our Motherland. Our vision is not limited by the considerations of where will our party be after the next elections. Rather, it extends to caring about whether India will be united and strong after a hundred years, after a thousand years.

In the last millennium, India suffered many a blow. In the last century, India suffered blood-soaked Partition on account of a pernicious ideology. Therefore, all political parties and all sections of our society should so conduct themselves that no evil power, external or internal, can� set its eyes on destabilizing, debilitating and dividing India.


Terrorism: Invisible enemy’s low-cost, asymmetrical war

For such strong protective force to emerge, it is necessary to know that in today’s world, failure to protect internal security has emerged as the most potent threat to the unity and integrity of nations, to the stability of their polity and to the protection their constitutional values. In the post-World War period, failure to deal with internal security challenges, as opposed to foreign aggressions, has been responsible for the degradation of a large number of nation-states. Most States when confronted with serious internal threats thought it to be a passing phase and allowed the drift to reach a point where retrieval was no longer possible.

Quite often, the adversarial forces won not because of their own strength but because of the weaknesses and mistakes of the regimes that were hit. Thus, history has a big lesson for us and it would be tragic if we failed to learn from past mistakes, both of our own and of others.

An important lesson that we in India should learn — this lesson is indeed globally relevant — is that conventional wars are becoming increasingly cost-ineffective. As instruments of achieving political and strategic objectives, their outcome is unpredictable � and, often, counter-productive. Hence, foreign aggressions today come disguised as proxy wars in the form of terrorism and other forms of violence. The enemy targets internal fault-lines for furthering his strategic and political objectives. Even less powerful nations are able to exercise this low-cost sustainable option, giving rise to the new doctrine of asymmetric warfare.

We can see this clearly from what both Pakistan and Bangladesh have been doing to us. Neither can match India’s military strength. Yet, both have been threatening India with cross-border terrorism.

This warfare is waged by an invisible enemy, for whom the civil society is both a source of sustenance and the target. The enemy exploits the liberties, freedom, technological facilities and infrastructure to his advantage, making even the more powerful, better equipped security agencies feel helpless.


Maligning of security forces: A dangerous new trend

Maligning the security forces is often a deliberate ploy employed by the civil society supporters of terrorist outfits. Unfortunately, it sometimes influences the thinking of even well-meaning human rights activists. However, it should not be forgotten that our security forces work under extremely difficult circumstances. The rest of society can sleep peacefully only because of the diligent service rendered by our police, paramilitary and armed forces. I fully agree that innocent persons should not be harassed and penalised. But let us spare a thought for this question: What will happen to our society, to our nation, if the morale of our security forces is allowed to be weakened?

Sadly, this is precisely what has happened in recent times. What is sadder is that leaders of the Congress party and the UPA government have allowed this denigration of our security forces to take place in the mistaken belief that those who are targeting our uniformed forces are defenders of “secularism”. Their thinking about secularism has become so warped that anybody who targets the BJP becomes their friend.

For example, there is this book, Khaki and Ethnic Violence in India by Omar Khalidi, an Indian scholar based in America, which provided the inspiration for the Sachar Committee to seek a communal census in the armed forces.

Another example is a book by Arundhati Roy, a well-known author, on the terrorist attack on the Indian Parliament on December 13, 2001. The book argues, quite nonsensically, that the attack was not carried out by terrorists but orchestrated by the security forces themselves with prior knowledge of the leadership of the NDA government. Her recent statement that “India needs azadi from Kashmir as much as Kashmir needs azadi from India” is seditious. The intellectual and literary community should strongly condemn such anti-national pronouncements, which are being given legitimacy by pseudo-secularists.


Minorityism has gripped the Congress mindset

Here is yet another example of how the UPA government has chosen to be influenced by the sinister and sustained campaign launched by such people. In spite of a Supreme Court verdict, it has not carried out the death sentence on Afzal Guru, who has been convicted for his role in the terrorist attack on Parliament. His was no ordinary crime. It was an offence of hitting at the country’s legislature, the highest seat of India’s constitutional authority, which symbolises its sovereignty and democratic polity.� Not even the national outrage on this issue has dented the UPA government’s apathy. Not even the extraordinary decision of the families of the martyred security personnel to return the gallantry awards has made it act. Such indeed is the grip of minorityism on the Congress mindset today.

The same mindset has dictated the Congress party’s anti-national� response to the issue of unchecked infiltration of Bangladeshis into Assam and other parts of the country.� I was in Guwahati last week where, among others, I met Jaideep Saikia, an eminent Assamese scholar who has written a widely acclaimed book Terror Sans Frontiers: Islamist Militancy in North East India. The book is indeed an eye-opener, a strong warning against a problem which the Supreme Court itself, while striking down the IMDT Act as unconstitutional, has described as external aggression. The UPA government’s response to this external aggression is simply to turn a blind eye.

Once again, the same mindset has dictated the UPA government’s decision not to give approval to the anti-terror laws passed by the assemblies of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, on the lines of an identical Act that exists in Maharashtra.

I can understand a government not succeeding despite making its best efforts. But I cannot but strongly indict that government which does not take even a single positive step at the legislative, political, administrative or operational levels to counter a threat which is so profusely bleeding the nation.


Stigmatising any faith in the fight against terror is wrong

Friends, no campaign of terrorism that has continued for so long can be without an ideological motive. Recognising the anti-India ideological driving force behind terrorism, and evolving a proper nationalist ideological response to it, is critical to achieving long-term success. Here I would like to state two things emphatically. Firstly, no religion and no religious community can and should be blamed for the criminal acts of some individuals belonging to that community. Stigmatising any community in the fight against terrorism is wrong, counter-productive, and must be condemned.

At the same time, it is equally important to recognise that religious extremism of a certain kind provides the ideological fervour and outward justification for terrorism and separatism. After all, religion was indeed misinterpreted and misused to construct the two-nation theory, which had disastrous consequences for India, for both Hindus and Muslims. The ideology behind the ongoing war of terrorism against India is a continuation of the separatist ideology that created Pakistan. Which is why, the anti-India forces in Pakistan have sponsored cross-border terrorism as a deliberate policy to achieve Kashmir’s secession from India, and also to weaken India in many different ways.

In recent years, an important new experiment has been introduced into this policy of cross-border terrorism. A section of Indian youth, misguided and exploited by their mentors abroad and radicalised by an interpretation of Islam that is propagated by Al Qaeda, have been inveigled into the vortex of terrorism. SIMI and Indian Mujahideen have emerged as the face of indigenised terror. Their literature speaks volumes about their aversion for the very idea of a secular, plural and democratic India, and also about their resolve to destroy India as we know it.


Contrast between NDA and UPA governments

How did the NDA government deal with SIMI? And how has the UPA government dealt with it? I shall not go into all the well-known details, except to say that the contrast is stark. The contrast is between one alliance that cares for India and the other that cares only for its vote-bank. So much so that two Cabinet ministers in the UPA government had the audacity to publicly defend SIMI, which is banned as a terrorist organisation, and the prime minister did not even upbraid them!

This contrast is also evident in the manner in which the two alliances have dealt with the issue of a strong anti-terrorism law. In a country that has suffered so much due to terrorism with international operational and financial linkages, the need for an effective anti-terrorism law ought to be so self-evident as to preclude any divisive debate over it. After all, the BJP supported the TADA Bill when Rajiv Gandhi’s government introduced it in Parliament. Without TADA, some of the culprits in Rajiv Gandhi’s murder case could not have been chargesheeted. When the NDA government assumed office, TADA had already ceased to exist. Therefore, we legislated POTA.

One of the first acts of the UPA government in 2004 was to repeal POTA. As a matter of fact, the war against terror figured very low in UPA’s Common Minimum Programme. The CMP did not mention a single step to check trans-border infiltration, choking terror’s sources of funding, and smuggling of weapons and explosives, etc. The government’s weak-kneed approach, as was inevitable, proved fatal in course of time. It not only emboldened the extremists groups, but also brought down the efficacy of country’s security apparatus. The momentum generated by the series of initiatives taken by the NDA government to strengthen national security, particularly the internal security, was lost within a year.

During the first year in office, the UPA government enjoyed the fruits of the efforts of the previous government and, as a result, not a single incident of terrorism occurred outside J&K.� But in the last three years the country has been brought to a pass where the terrorists are bleeding it with the frequency, place and time of their choice. There is mushrooming of sleeper cells and subversive modules of terrorists, both indigenous and foreign, in different parts of the country. As a result, every citizen of the country from Kashmir to Kanyakumari today feels insecure about his safety.

POTA remained in existence from September 2001 till December 2004. During this period, only eight incidents of terrorist violence, including the attack on Parliament and on Akshardham temple in Gandhingar, took place in India’s hinterland, leading to 119 deaths. Contrast it with what happened after POTA was repealed: The footprint of terrorism has grown alarmingly larger in the past four years. Jammu, Ayodhya, Varanasi, Samjhauta Express in Haryana, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Malegaon,� Jaipur, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Delhi �and, in the latest attack, serial blasts rocked Agartala in Tripura just two days ago. During this period, 625 persons have been killed and 2,011 injured, depicting a five-fold increase in those killed and injured. It is the same country, same people, same police and same intelligence agencies; what then explains this unprecedented increase? The answer is very simple: Weak laws have emboldened the terrorists and appeasement has failed to change their intentions.


Congress cacophony about anti-terror law

Since the serial bomb blasts in New Delhi on September 13, 2008, people’s pressure on the government to enact a strong anti-terror law has greatly intensified. But the manner in which senior leaders of the UPA government and the Congress party have responded to this demand is pathetic.

On September 17, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, while addressing the governor’s conference, said: “We are actively considering legislation to further strengthen the substantive anti-terrorism law in line with the global consensus on the fight against terrorism.”

Earlier, The Hindu reported on September 13: “In what is seen as the UPA government speaking with different voices over the need for states enacting tough anti-terror laws, the Union home ministry has not taken kindly to the suggestion of the National Security Adviser M K Narayanan favouring the Gujarat government’s proposal to have its own law to deal with terrorist activities and organised crime. The NSA’s suggestion was contained in a letter which he recently wrote to the home ministry. He reportedly saw no reason to turn down the request of the Gujarat government to have an anti-terror law. He also reportedly cited demands by a number of senior police officers both at the central and state levels for enacting a comprehensive, tough anti-terror law. Mr Narayanan did not see anything wrong in supporting such a demand.”

The Administrative Reforms Commission, appointed by the government under the chairmanship of senior Congress leader Veerappa Moily, strongly supported the need for stringent anti-terrorist law. Speaking to the media on September 17, he said “a strong anti-terror law with equally strong safeguards to prevent its misuse is needed.”

On September 24Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi said, “There should be a strong law to deal with terror. A powerful law, not a failed law. POTA is a failed law.”

In spite of these pronouncements, what is the net result? “No, no, we do not need a new law. Existing laws, if strengthened, are enough to fight terror.”

How can India be safe under a government that has no mind of its own, that speaks in so many voices, and that is led by a prime minister who has an office but no authority? It is difficult to find out who runs this government and who takes the decisions.

Our commitment: To make India terror-free

Friends, there is no point any longer in demanding anything from this spineless and visionless government. As they say in Hindi, the ulti ginati of this government (reverse counting of its days in office) has begun. The people of India will dethrone the UPA rulers whenever the next parliamentary elections are held.

However, let me present some of our concrete promises, commitments and ideas to make India safe from terror.

If voted to power, the NDA will re-enact POTA. The critics of POTA have so far been unable to show a single shortcoming in it. Therefore, the least we expect from our friends in the Congress party is that, now that many of its senior functionaries have spoken in favour of a strong anti-terror law, they should support re-enactment of POTA in the 15th Lok Sabha.

I am saying this because the time has come to treat the fight against terrorism as a national issue requiring broad national consensus. It is in this spirit that I recently I wrote to former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, wholeheartedly supporting his suggestion for a bipartisan approach to combat terrorism.

The BJP favours setting up a federal anti-terror agencywhich has become absolutely necessary for evolving effective coordination between the Centre and the states — and also among states themselves — in intelligence-gathering, intelligence exchange, action, investigation, prosecution and planning and execution of preventive operations.

The Vajpayee government, for the first time since Independence, had formulated an integrated policy for national security.� A group of ministers, supported by experts’ taskforces (I had the privilege of heading this GoM), had made nearly 300 comprehensive recommendations for completely overhauling India’s security apparatus and management in the areas of defence, intelligence, internal security and border management. The UPA government has shown callous neglect towards implementation of these recommendations. The next NDA government will take up this task with the highest priority.

Implementation of the recommendations of the Malimath Committee on overhauling the criminal justice system will be done in a time-bound manner.

The chain of India’s anti-terrorism apparatus can be only as strong as its weakest link. Today one of its weakest links is the local police station and its intelligence gathering capabilities. Therefore, modernisation of the police force with adequate central assistance, which had been started by the NDA government, will be rapidly intensified.

Finally, I wish to make a fervent appeal to all sections of our society and polity: Let us not communalise the fight against terrorism. Terrorists have no religion. They are enemies of the nation and of humanity as a whole. Let us not imperil the security of India — and, going further, the very unity of India — by going soft in the war against these enemies. This is not a war that any a single party or any single community can win. It is a battle for the survival of India, in which all communities and all political parties are equal stake-holders.

We wanted to extend our whole-hearted support to the incumbent government for any positive action that it is prepared to take to combat terrorism. Unfortunately, it has not taken even a single initiative in this direction to which we could extend our support.�

While enemies of the nation are uniting and coordinating their actions, it is sad that narrow electoral considerations are standing in the way of political parties and governments giving a concerted fight to the menace of terrorism. I do hope that the public opinion in this country will create required pressure for political parties and their leaders to think beyond electoral considerations and fight terrorism with single-minded determination.

One last point. The Navratri festival has begun. It will conclude on Vijayadashami, which symbolises the victory of Good over Evil. I suggest that, in addition to Ravan Dahan (burning of the effigy of Ravan), let Navratri pandals all over the country also do Atankvaad Dahan (burning the effigy of the Demon of Terrorism). Let it symbolise our collective resolve to make India terror-free.


Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha and the NDA’s prime ministerial candidate L K Advani delivered this speech while inaugurating a national seminar on terrorism organised by the Rambhau Mhalgi Prabhodini in New Delhi on October 4

Sanskrit speaking village in Madhya Pradesh

Sanskrit speaking village in Madhya Pradesh
Sanskrit boulevard Aditya Ghosh, Hindustan Times
September 20, 2008

Prem Narayan Chauhan pats his oxen, pushing them to go a little faster. Ziighrataram, ziighrataram chalanti, he urges them. The animals respond to their master’s call, picking up pace on the muddy path that leads to his 10-acre cornfield.  Chauhan, 35, dropped out of school early, after Class II. He does not consider it remarkable that he speaks what is considered a dying language (or that his oxen respond to it).

For him, Sanskrit is not a devabhasha, the language of the gods, but one rooted in the commonplace, in the ebb and flow of everyday life in Jhiri, the remote hamlet in Madhya Pradesh, where he lives.  Mutterings under banyan trees, chit-chat in verandahs, pleasantries on village paths, disputes in the panchayat — in Jhiri, it’s all in Sanskrit. 

And then, a cellphone rings. The moment of contemporary reality is fleeting. Anachronism and Amar Chitra Katha take over as the conversation begins: “Namo, namah. Tvam kutra asi?” (Greetings. Where are you?) A lost world rediscoveredJhiri is India’s own Jurassic Park. A lost world that has been recreated carefully and painstakingly, but lives a precarious existence, cut off from the compelling realities of the world outside.   

The 1,000-odd residents of this hamlet, 150 km north of Indore, hardly speak the local dialect, Malwi, any longer. Ten years have been enough for the Sanskritisation of life here. Minus the Brahminical pride historically associated with the language —  Jhiri has just one Brahmin family.  The much-admired 24-year-old Vimla Panna who teaches Sanskrit in the local school belongs to the Oraon tribe, which is spread over Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand. And the village is an eclectic mix of Kshatriyas, Thakurs, Sondhias, Sutars and the tribal Bhils.  Panna has been key in popularising Sanskrit with the women of Jhiri. With mothers speaking the language, the children naturally follow.   Take 16-year-old unlettered Seema Chauhan. She speaks Sanskrit as fluently as Panna, who studied the language for seven years for her Master’s degree.

Chauhan is a livewire, humouring and abusing the village girls in Sanskrit. “I just listened to Vimla didi,” she says. “In fact, I’m often at a loss for words in Malwi.” Just married to a man from a neighbouring village, she says confidently, “My children will speak in Sanskrit because I will talk to them in it.”  As eight-year-old Pinky Chauhan joins us, she greets me politely: “Namo namaha. Bhavaan kim karoti?” (What brings you here?) Her father Chander Singh Chauhan laughs and says, “My wife started speaking to me in this language, so I learnt it to figure out what she was saying behind my back.” Let’s get official Mukesh Jain, CEO, Janpad Panchayat, Sarangpur tehsil (which includes Jhiri), recalls, “I could not believe it when I first came here. It can get difficult during official interactions, but we encourage them.” All kinds of logistical problems crop up in Jhiri.

This year, 250 students did their school-leaving exams in Sanskrit. “A Sanskrit teacher had to work along with all the examiners of other subjects,” says Jain. 

But there are some positive offshoots too. Thanks to Sanskrit, Jhiri has re-discovered some lost technologies of irrigation, conservation and agriculture from the old scriptures.

A siphon system of water recharging, for instance, resulted in uninterrupted water supply through the year in the fields. Small check-dams, wells and irrigation facilities followed.  “It is matter of pride for us to retrieve these old techniques from the scriptures. With no help from the government and without using any artificial systems, we’ve reaped great benefits,” says Uday Singh Chauhan, president of the Vidya Gram Vikash Samity, which runs development programmes in the village.  But Jhiri’s pride stops at Sanskrit. The first doctor, engineer, economist, scientist or linguist is yet to walk out from it. After finishing school, most village youth join a political party.  Electricity is a matter of luxury, so is sanitation. Even the school does not have a toilet, which is the single biggest reason for girls dropping out at the senior secondary level. The average age of marriage for women is 14. Even Panna, who was thinking of doing her PhD, had to give in to the wishes of the wise men of Jhiri who got her married to the other schoolteacher, Balaprasad Tiwari.

There is no public transport; an Internet connection is unimaginable. Jhiri desperately needs to connect to the rest of the world, to explore its infinite possibilities, to grow.  But Jhiri is still a success story, especially when you consider that a similar experiment, started a couple of decades ago in Muttur village of Karnataka’s Shimoga district, failed, because of the caste factor — it remained caged with Brahmin  patrons. “About 80 per cent people of the village are Brahmins who know Sanskrit but won’t speak it. This is because the carpenters and blacksmiths would not respond to it,” says Dr Mathur Krishnaswami, head of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Bangalore, who was involved with the movement.  “No language in the world can survive until the common man starts speaking it,” he points out.   Muttur failed. Jurassic Park destroyed itself. Jhiri must not.

All India Anti terror helpline

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How can you make difference to our economy?

I have just put  a mail that I have received. Looks sensible for me. You can think about it.

– Thammayya.

U CAN MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE TO THE INDIAN ECONOMY BY FOLLOWING FEW SIMPLE STEPS.


Please spare a couple of minutes here……..for the sake of India … our country..

I got this article from one of my friend, but it’s true, I can see this from day to day life,

Small example,
             Before 5 months                1 CAN $ = IND Rs 32
             After 5 months. Now it is 1 CAN $ = IND Rs 37

Do you think Canadian Economy is booming? No, but Indian Economy is Going Down.


Our Economy is in u’r hands

INDIAN economy is in a crisis. Our country like many other ASIAN countries is undergoing a severe economic crunch. Many INDIAN industries are closing down. The INDIAN economy is in a crisis and if we do not take proper steps to control those, we will be in a critical situation.

More than 30000 crore rupees of foreign exchange are being siphoned out of our country on products such as cosmetics, snacks, tea, beverages…etc which are grown, produced and consumed here .

A cold drink that costs only 70 / 80 paisa to produce is sold for NINE rupees, and a major chunk of profits from these are sent abroad. This is a serious drain on INDIAN economy.

“COCA COLA “and” SPRITE” belong to the same multinational company, “COCA COLA”?

Coke advertisements says ‘ JO CHAHO HOJAYE, COCACOLA ENJOY’

(Whatever the hell, let it happen, you drink coke) What can you do?


You can consider some of the better alternatives to aerated drinks.
You can drink LEMON JUICE, FRESH FRUIT JUICES, CHILLED LASSI (SWEET OR SOUR), BUTTER MILK, COCONUT WATER, JALJEERA, ENERJEE, MASALA MILK……….

Everyone deserves a healthy drink, including you!
Over and above all this, economic sanctions have been imposed on us. We have nothing against Multinational companies, but to protect our own interests we request everybody to use INDIAN products only for next two years. With the rise in petrol prices, if we do not do this, the rupee will devalue further and we will end up paying much more for the same products in the near future.

What you can do about it?

1. Buy only products manufactured by WHOLLY INDIAN COMPANIES.
2. ENROLL as many people as possible for this cause.

Each individual should become a leader for this awareness.

This is the only way to save our country from severe economic crisis. You don’t need to give-up your lifestyle. You just need to choose an alternate product.

All categories of products are available from WHOLLY INDIAN COMPANIES.

LIST OF PRODUCTS

BATHING SOAP: USE – CINTHOL & OTHER GODREJ BRANDS, SANTOOR, WIPRO SHIKAKAI, MYSORE        SANDAL, MARGO, NEEM, EVITA, MEDIMIX, GANGA , NIRMA BATH & CHANDRIKA

INSTEAD OF – LUX, LIFEBOY, REXONA, LIRIL, DOVE, PEARS, HAMAM, LESANCY, CAMAY, PALMOLIVE

TOOTH PASTE: USE – NEEM, BABOOL, PROMISE, VICO VAJRADANTI, PRUDENT, DABUR PRODUCTS, MISWAK

INSTEAD OF – COLGATE, CLOSE UP, PEPSODENT, CIBACA, FORHANS, MENTADENT.

TOOTH BRUSH: USE – PRUDENT, AJANTA , PROMISE

INSTEAD OF – COLGATE, CLOSE UP, PEPSODENT, FORHANS, ORAL-B

SHAVING CREAM: USE – GODREJ, EMANI

INSTEAD OF – PALMOLIVE, OLD SPICE, GILLETE


BLADE: USE – SUPERMAX, TOPAZ, LAZER, ASHOKA

INSTEAD OF – SEVEN-O -CLOCK, 365, GILLETTE

TALCUM POWDER: USE – SANTOOR, GOKUL, CINTHOL, WIPRO BABY POWDER, BOROPLUS


INSTEAD OF – PONDS, OLD SPICE, JOHNSON BABY POWDER, SHOWER TO SHOWER

MILK POWDER: USE – INDIANA, AMUL, AMULYA

INSTEAD OF – ANIKSPRAY, MILKANA, EVERYDAY MILK, MILKMAID.

SHAMPOO: USE – LAKME, NIRMA, VELVET INSTEAD OF – HALO, ALL CLEAR, NYLE, SUNSILK, HEAD AND SHOULDERS, PANTENE

MOBILE CONNECTIONS USE – BSNL, AIRTEL INSTEAD OF – HUTCH

Every INDIAN product you buy makes a big difference. It saves INDIA . Let us take a firm decision today.

BUY INDIAN TO BE INDIAN we are not against of foreign products.

WE ARE NOT ANTI-MULTINATIONAL.

WE ARE TRYING TO SAVE OUR NATION. EVERY DAY IS A STRUGGLE FOR A REAL FREEDOM.

WE ACHIEVED OUR INDEPENDENCE AFTER LOSING MANY LIVES.

THEY DIED PAINFULLY TO ENSURE THAT WE LIVE PEACEFULLY. THE CURRENT TREND IS VERY THREATENING.

MULTINATIONALS CALL IT GLOBALISATION OF INDIAN ECONOMY. FOR INDIANS LIKE YOU AND ME IT IS RECOLONISATION OF INDIA …

THE COLONIST’S LEFT INDIA THEN. BUT THIS TIME THEY WILL MAKE SURE THEY DON’T MAKE ANY MISTAKES.

WHO WOULD LIKE TO LET A” GOOSE THAT LAYS GOLDEN EGGS” SLIP AWAY.

PLEASE REMEMBER: POLITICAL FREEDOM IS USELESS WITHOUT ECONOMIC INDEPENDENCE .

RUSSIA , S.KOREA , MEXICO ………THE LIST IS VERY LONG!!
LET US LEARN FROM THEIR EXPERIENCE AND FROM OUR HISTORY.


LET US DO THE DUTY OF EVERY TRUE INDIAN.

FINALLY: IT’S OBVIOUS THAT U CAN’T GIVE UP ALL OF THE ITEMS MENTIONED ABOVE,

SO GIVE UP ATLEAST ONE ITEM TO FOR THE SAKE OF OUR COUNTRY.

We would be sending useless forwards to our friends daily.
Instead please forward this mail to all your friends to create awareness.

“LITTLE DROPS MAKE A GREAT OCEAN .”

What made Hindus angry in Karnataka

What made Hindus angry in Karnataka

Francois Gautier
06 Oct 2008 02:12:00 AM IST

I WAS born in a Catholic family. My uncle was a priest, a wonderful man of warmth and compassion and I spent most my early years in Catholic boarding schools. When I was young I wanted to become a missionary and to ‘convert’ pagans in Asia. What I was taught by priests was that Hindus worship false gods and they needed to be brought back to the True Word by Jesus Christ.

 

Then of course, I came to India and discovered that actually Hindus, far from being the heathens, as had been portrayed in Europe, not only believed God’s diversity, the wonderful concept of avatar, but had given refuge to all persecuted minorities of the world, whether the Syrian Christians, the Parsis, the Jews (India is the only country in the world where Jews were not persecuted), the Armenians, or today the Tibetans.

 

I am also aghast at the one-sided coverage by the Indian media of the Christian- Hindu problem: blasts after blasts have killed hundreds of innocent Hindus in Varanasi, Delhi, Mumbai train blasts, Jaipur, etc. Yet, neither Manmohan Singh nor Sonia Gandhi have pronounced once the word ‘Islamic terrorism.’ But when furious Hindus, tired of being made fun of, of witnessing their brothers and sisters converted by financials traps, of seeing a 84-year-old swami and his Mataji brutally murdered, of reading blasphemy about their Gods, vent their anger against churches, many of them makeshifts, the Indian government goes after the soft target which the Hindus are. The same thing applies to the United States: they never warned Muslim organisations in India about the killing of Hindus, but when dollars are used to buy new converts and it angers the majority community of India,Washington has the arrogance to issue a warning, and Manmohan Singh does not have the pride to tell the US to mind its own business.

 

Neither the Indian press nor the western correspondents bothered to write about what made Hindus angry in Karnataka: Newlife, one important westernfunded missionary centre ( http://www.newlifevoice.org), began making conversions in and around Mangalore by accosting poor people in market areas, or in bus stands, befriending them and then taking them to churches to introduce them to the father.

 

Upon introduction they were paid Rs 2,500 per person and then taken to the Velankanni shrine, in Tamil Nadu, where they would get another Rs. 3,000.

 

When they finally converted to Christianity by changing the name, they got an incentive of Rs 10,000 onwards.

 

Newlife would then give them instructions to abandon wearing tilak on forehead, not to visit and offer prayers at the Hindu temples, replacing the photos and idols of Hindu gods and goddesses with a Cross, etc.

 

But what really angered local Hindus was when Newlife went one step further and published a book in Kannada — Satya Darshini — which was widely distributed by its missionaries. Here below is the translation of some of the most abusive passages: “Urvashi — the daughter of Lord Vishnu — is a prostitute.

 

Vashistha is the son of this prostitute.

 

He in turn married his own Mother. Such a degraded person is the Guru of the Hindu God Rama. (page 48).

 

When Krishna himself is wallowing in darkness of hell, how can he enlighten others? Since Krishna himself is a shady character, there is a need for us to liberate his misled followers (page 50). It was Brahma himself who kidnapped Sita.

 

“Since Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva were themselves victims of lust, it is a sin to consider them as Gods. (page 39).

 

When the Trinity of Hinduism (Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva) are consumed by lust and anger, how can they liberate others? The projection of them as Gods is nothing but a joke. (page 39). God, please liberate the sinful people of India who are worshipping False Gods. (Page 39).” When blasphemy and much worse is brought against the most sacred Hindu Gods, Hindus are supposed to take it meekly as sheep and let themselves be converted to a foreign religion! There are more than 4,000 foreign Christian missionaries involved in conversion activities across different states.

 

In Tripura, there were no Christians at the time of independence. There are 1,20,000 today, a 90 per cent increase since 1991. The figures are even more striking in Arunachal Pradesh, where there were only 1,710 Christians in 1961, but 1.2 million today, as well as 780 churches! In Andhra Pradesh, churches are coming up every day in far-flung villages and there was even an attempt to set up one near Tirupati.

 

Christians throughout the ages have strived on the concept of persecution and as a brought up Catholic, I remember feeling bad about all those martyred saints of Christianity. Christians in India like to say that they are only two per cent and can do no harm. But it is a sham: in the Tamil Nadu coastal belt from Chennai to Kanyakumari, there must be now 10 per cent Christians posttsunami and the same may be true in other parts of south India.

 

My heart goes out to Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa who took a courageous stand against unethical Christian conversions, but is now under pressure from the Centre.

 

The BJP, having learnt from bitter experience that the Congress has no qualm in invoking President’s rule under fallacious pretexts in states which are ruled by non-Congress governments is in a quandary: it must show some action against militant Hindu groups while remaining true to itself.

 

This is why Yeddyurappa took some action against Hindu groups while saying that his government will not tolerate forcible conversions and will take stringent action against missionaries involved in conversions.

 

And ultimately, the blame must fall on Hindus: they are 800 million in India, the overwhelming majority; they have the brains, they have the money and they have the power. But either their intellectual and political class sides with the minorities, out of fear, inferiority complex imbedded by the British or just sheer crass political opportunism, or the bigger mass is indifferent inert, selfish, un-civic conscious. Every Hindu is the inheritor of the only surviving spiritual knowledge which at the moment is under a concerted attack by Christian missionaries, Americanisation, Marxism and Islamic fundamentalism.

 


Hindu holocaust in Goa

I have copy pasted a mail that i have received from my friend. It is a fact that all should know.

 

  • 1541: Francis Xavier landed in Goa – sent there by Ignatius Loyola of Jesuit order under the direction of the King João III of Portugal. 

·         1545: Francis Xavier comes to the following conclusions that Hindus are an “unholy race” that they are “They are liars and cheats to the very backbone.”. that “the Indians being black themselves, consider their own color the best” and also that “they believe that their gods are black. On this account the great majority of their idols are as black as black can be, and moreover are generally so rubbed over with oil as to smell detestably, and seem to be as dirty as they are ugly and horrible to look at.”

·         He writes to Rome to install inquisition in Goa immediately.

·         1560: Viceroy’s building modified to become the palace of inquisition with 200 cells with residence of the first inquisitor, house of secret, house of doctrine, any number of cells, and other special ones: of secret, of penitence; of perpetual confinement; of the tortures etc. Inquisition installed with powers higher than those of viceroys. 

·         Apr-2 1560: Viceroy D Constantine de Braganca orders that all Brahmins should be thrown out of Goa and other areas under Portuguese control. 

  • Feb-7 1575: Governor Antonio Morez Barreto,issues orders that the propeties of those Hindus whose “presence was prejudicial to Christianity” would be confiscated. 
  • 1585 : The Third Concilio Provincial adopts a resolution asking the king of Portugal to banish from Goa ‘the Brahmins, physicians and other infidels’ who the Church finds as an obstacle to convert the ‘the heathens’ to the ‘only true faith’. 
  • Jan-31, 1620: Portuguese government orders that “…no Hindu, of whatever nationality or status he may be, can or shall perform marriages in this city of Goa, nor in the islands or adjacent territories of His Majesty…” 
  • 1625: Governor Francisco Barreto, issues orders that ‘bar Hindus from seeking employment’ in the Portuguese held Indian territory and Portuguese officials were ordered not to ‘use the services of any infidel in matters of his office anyway’ 
  • Eye-witness accounts of Goan inquistion:
    • “…The inquisition of Goa, distinguished itself on account of the greater rigors than those of the tribunals of the metropolis; thousands of victims died at the stake in flames.

Joao Felix Pereira(19th century) in Historia de Portugal, 3rd edition, page 235 

  •  
    • “..The inquisition, this tribunal of fire, thrown on the surface of the globe for the scourge of humanity, this horrible institution, which will eternally cover with shame its authors, fixed its brutal domicile in the fertile plains of the Hindustan. On seeing the monster everyone fled and disappeared, Moguls, Arabs, Persians, Armenians, and Jews. The Indians even, more tolerant and pacific, were astounded to see the God of Christianism more cruel than that of Mohammed, deserted the territory of the Portuguese…”

Memoirs of Judges Magalhães and Lousada: (Vol 2,Annaes Marítimos e Coloniais,page 59) 

  •  
    • “…The terrors inflicted on pregnant women made them abort….Neither the beauty or decorousness of the flower of youth, nor the old age, so worthy of compassion in a woman, exempted the weaker sex from the brutal ferocity of the supposed defenders of the religion..

..There were days when seven or eight were submitted to torture. These scenes were reserved for the inquisitors after dinner. It was a post-prandial entertainment. Many a time during those acts, the inquisitors compared notes in the appreciation of the beauty of the human form. While the unlucky damsel twisted in the intolerable pains of torture, or fainted in the intensity of the agony, one inquisitor applauded the angelic touches of her face, another the brightness of her eyes, another, the volluptuous contours of her breast, another the shape of her hands. In this conjuncture, men of blood transformed themselves into real artists !!

Alexandre Herculano Famous writer of 19th century in his Fragment about the Inquisition 

·         Mechanism of Inquisition as recorded by Dellon a French Roman Catholic – ‘a very mild account of inquisition’:

  •  
    • The cells:

a fetid cell, provided with a hole for relieving himself. But it overflowed, and there were faeces all over, an abominable smell, practically no light, save for slits on the wall, well above the reach of one’s hands.

 

  •  
    • No honour even in death:

Those who died in the jail were buried inside the building, and as they were going to be judged, the bodies were exhumed, and the bones were kept to be burnt on the next auto da fé.

 

  •  
    • Condemning the accused:

Seven witnesses were required to condemn a person. But the witnesses were never brought face to face with the hapless accused. The inquisition admitted the testimony of all kinds of people, even of those who were interested in the utter condemnation of the accused. Among the seven witnesses, was included the victim himself, who under torture had admitted the heresies that he had (not) committed.

  •  
    •  
    • Tortures:

Three kinds of torture were practiced: 1) the rope or the pulley, 2) water and 3) fire. The torture by rope consisted of the arms being tied backwards and then raised by a pulley, leaving the victim hanging for some time, and then let the victim drop down to half a foot above the floor, then raised again. These continued up-and-down movement dislocated the joints and made the prisoner emit horrible cries of pain. This torture went on for an hour.

The torture by water was as follows: the victim was made to lie across an iron bar, and was forced to imbibe water without stopping. The iron bar broke the vertebrae and caused horrible pains, whereas the water treatment provoked vomits and asphyxia. Thetorture by fire was definitely the worst: the victim was hung above a fire, which warmed the soles of the feet, and the jailers rubbed bacon and other combustible materials on the feet. The feet were burned until the victim confessed. These last two tortures lasted for about an hour, and sometimes more.The house of torments was a subterranean grotto, so that other might not hear the cries of the wretched. Many a time, the victims died under torture; their bodies were interred within the compound, and the bones were exhumed for the auto da fe, and burnt in public.

 

  •  
    • Showing them mercy by burning at stake:

By daylight, each convict was ordered to march alongside a godfather, one of the officials assigned to each victim. It was a great honor to be appointed godfather for these ceremonies. The procession was led through the long streets of the city,so that the multitudes could watch the ugly pageant. Finally, covered with shame and confusion, tired of the long march, the condemned reached the church of St. Francis, which was decked with great pomp and circumstance. The altar was covered with black cloth on which stood six silver candleholders. On both sides of the altar there were two kinds of thrones: the right side for the inquisitor and his councilors, and the left side for the viceroy and his court. The convicts and godfathers were seated on benches.

Next, four man-sized statues were brought, accompanied by four men who carried boxes full of bones of the victims who had died by tortures: these statues, wearing the Samarra and representing the dead victims would be tried too. Once the sermon was concluded, two officials went up to the pulpit to read publicly the proceedings of all the guilty, and to declare the sentences upon them.

The condemned to be burnt at the stake were delivered to the secular arm, to which the Inquisition begged to use clemency and mercy with these wretched, and to impose the death penalty without effusion of blood – by burning them at stake!

·         Remarks of a historian:

  • The words Auto da fé reverberated throughout Goa, reminiscent of the furies of Hell, which concept, incidentally does not exist in the Hindu pantheon. On April 1st 1650 for instance, four people were burnt to death, the next auto da fé was on December 14, 1653, when 18 were put to the flames, accused of the crime of heresy. And from the 8th April 1666 until the end of 1679 – during which period Dellon was tried – there were eight autos da fé, in which 1208 victims were sentenced. In November 22, 1711 another auto da fé took place involving 41 persons. Another milestone was on December 20, 1736, when the Inquisition burnt an entire family of Raaim, Salcete, destroying their house, putting salt on their land, and placing a stone padrao, which still existed in the place (at least in 1866)
  • -Alfredo De Mello (‘Memoirs of Goa’ Chapter 21)

 

General Eisenhower Warned Us

It is a matter of history that when 
Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Dwight 
Eisenhower, found the victims of the death camps he ordered 
all possible photographs to be taken, and for the German 
people from surrounding villages to be ushered through the 
camps and even made to bury the dead. He did this because he said in words to this 
effect:

 

‘Get it all on record 
now – get the films – get the witnesses -because somewhere 
down the road of history some bastard will get up and say that 
this never happened’      This week, the UK removed The Holocaust from its school curriculum 
because it ‘offended’ the Muslim population which claims it never occurred.  

 
This is a frightening portent of the fear that is gripping the world and 
how easily each country is giving into it.
 

It is now more than 60 years after 
the Second World War in Europe
 ended. This e-mail 
is being sent as a memorial chain, in memory of the,

 

 



 6 million 
Jews,
 

20 million 
Russians
, 

10 million 
Christians
,
and
 

1,900 Catholic 
priests

 

who were ‘murdered, raped, burned, starved, 
beat, experimented on and humiliated’ while the German 
people looked the other way!
 

Now, more than ever, with Iran
 , among others, 
claiming the Holocaust to be ‘a myth,’ it is imperative to 
make sure the world never forgets.

 

This e-mail is intended to reach 400 
million people! Be a link in the memorial chain and help 
distribute this around the world..
 

How many years will it be before the attack on theWorld 
Trade Center ,



‘NEVER 
HAPPENED’

 

Tusker attacks homes of those who damaged Ganesha temple

http://sify.com/news/fullstory.php?id=14770714

Tusker attacks homes of those who damaged Ganesha temple

 
Saturday, 04 October , 2008, 16:56
 

 

Ranchi: An elephant attacked houses of people allegedly involved in damaging a temple of Lord Ganesha in Jharkhand and ensured their arrest.

According to media reports on Saturday, a wild elephant attacked houses of around 10 people who on August 16 had damaged the temple of elephant-headed god Ganesha situated in Mahudi hills of Hazaribagh district, around 120 km from here.

Later the police arrested those allegedly involved in the incident. The villagers point that the elephant did not hurt anyone else.

Reports suggest that the angry elephant appeared near the temple on August 17 and did not allow any devotee to enter. Later the elephant attacked houses of those involved in the damage. The villagers feel it identified those involved with its strong sense of smell.

“The elephant was staying around the temple. We succeeded in pacifying it, to install another statue of Ganesha,” said Awadh Kishore Yadav, a villager.