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Unread post by qutub_mamajiwala » Wed Jun 01, 2016 1:46 am

ghulam muhammed wrote:
qutub_mamajiwala wrote:yes agreed bro
in your maulana mulayams raj,
there is perfect harmony and rule of law is supreme.
Before making any childish comments and stealing words like "Maulana Mulayam" from your half chaddi leaders better study the dirty politics of this goonda leader who is in fact a pucca RSS agent !!
good
the man who killed lakkhs of karsevaks is rss agent.
i am also of the same view.

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Unread post by ghulam muhammed » Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:14 pm

qutub_mamajiwala wrote:the man who killed lakkhs of karsevaks is rss agent.
i am also of the same view.
You mean to say that Mulayam killed lakhs of karsevaks ?? Well, this should be the next breaking news on Times Now-- Noise Hour !!

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Unread post by qutub_mamajiwala » Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:51 am

you really suffer from insomnia
remembering only selective episodes of violence like 2002 right?
before two or three years of babri demolition, may be in 89-90--dont remember exactly.
there were large no.s of karsevak gathering to do puja and demolish babri if possible.
he brought military to control the gathering and kill as many as possible.
this was actually the precursor to what would be happening afterwards.
go and brush ur news skill bro

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Unread post by qutub_mamajiwala » Thu Jun 02, 2016 2:40 am

ghulam muhammed wrote:
qutub_mamajiwala wrote:the man who killed lakkhs of karsevaks is rss agent.
i am also of the same view.
You mean to say that Mulayam killed lakhs of karsevaks ?? Well, this should be the next breaking news on Times Now-- Noise Hour !!
just to brush of ur insomnia while only milking 1992 and 2002 riots--(which has stopped giving milk now)
also the latest rana ayyub book gujrat files implicated congress as much as bjp for not allowing to publish her book during the 10 year UPA rule --and she has to selfpublished during fascist rule both at center and state

Banned Video : The Ayodhya Massacre of Hindus by Mulayam Singh Yadav
http://www.hinduhumanrights.info/graphi ... ngh-yadav/


Firing on ‘kar sevaks’ in Ayodhya in 1990 was the only option: Mulayam Singh Yadav
http://zeenews.india.com/news/india/dec ... 48807.html


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvdVZ2kZ1c8


1990 decision to order firing on ‘kar sevaks’ painful, Mulayam Singh Yadav says
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/indi ... 092809.cms


Mulayam orders use of lethal force on unarmed devotees
http://shankhnaad.net/india/social-harm ... otees-1990

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Unread post by ghulam muhammed » Thu Jun 02, 2016 5:11 pm

qutub_mamajiwala wrote:just to brush of ur insomnia while only milking 1992 and 2002 riots--(which has stopped giving milk now)
You, a pervert Anti-Muslim bigot, shame on you !! It may be a milking issue for Munafeqins like you because your wife/daughter/sisters were not gangraped and trishuls were not inserted in their private parts, their stomachs were not ripped apart nor were your family members burnt alive. Now go and remove your leader's chaddi and lick their a@@@e, they will make you a Sangh Pracharak.

And BTW, if the tampered videos and news reports as quoted by you were so authentic then why are your RSS bosses in Nagpur and their facist political arm BJP silent about it even after coming to power ????? They make a hue and cry at the drop of a hat, they lynch Muslims just because beef is allegedly found in their house but they choose to remain silent when according to Reporter Raju, 30 to 40,000 Hindu karsevaks are killed by Mulayam !!! Now readers are intelligent enough to draw their own logical conclusions about the fairytales quoted by our resident half chaddi Reporter Raju. Needless to say that the figure of 40,000 is quoted by a right wing facist group "Hindu Human Rights" exactly how anti muslim venom is spewed by our resident half chaddi who quotes from his favourite RSS site "Satyavijay" !!!

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Unread post by qutub_mamajiwala » Sun Jun 05, 2016 1:23 am

bro gm
all this happened in many riots
problem is ur just reporting one .
and by the way , u escaped isnt it?
so they were not that fascist right?
else they could not escape also--coz full genocide.
and the brutality was also many times more
here it happend in two to three days and was brought under control.
rest it happend for some years and still ur pluralistic govt didnt do anything.
here they raped and inserted trishul.
there they gave open call for jihad and told males to leave and females to remain there openly.
till now 85 ppl convicted for 2002 riots.
ppl convicted for genocide in kashmir, bengal kerala etc==zero
that also under fascist govt.

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Unread post by qutub_mamajiwala » Sun Jun 05, 2016 3:58 am

An American friend of mine just shared post about Bajrang Dal with me. The post is written by an Indian American communist A J Phillp, who calls himself a Senior Journalist. Browsing through his timeline proved that his all posts are filled with half truth or pure lies in many of them.

http://satyavijayi.com/awesome-read-how ... evidences/

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Unread post by ghulam muhammed » Sun Jun 05, 2016 5:26 pm

ghulam muhammed wrote:And BTW, if the tampered videos and news reports as quoted by you were so authentic then why are your RSS bosses in Nagpur and their facist political arm BJP silent about it even after coming to power ????? They make a hue and cry at the drop of a hat, they lynch Muslims just because beef is allegedly found in their house but they choose to remain silent when according to Reporter Raju, 30 to 40,000 Hindu karsevaks are killed by Mulayam !!! Now readers are intelligent enough to draw their own logical conclusions about the fairytales quoted by our resident half chaddi Reporter Raju. Needless to say that the figure of 40,000 is quoted by a right wing facist group "Hindu Human Rights" exactly how anti muslim venom is spewed by our resident half chaddi who quotes from his favourite RSS site "Satyavijay" !!!
bro QM,

Instead of answering the above to the point, you choose to go round in circles and divert the issue by bringing in kashmir, kerala, bengal and God knows what. This is typical of you ! I have already given you a fitting reply regarding your brothers in faith, the Kashmiri pandits whom you care so much for !! Hence, I am not interested in repeating the same again and again, you can browse the thread on Kashmir and get your answers ! Now coming to the point, do you want to reply and defend your half chaddi leaders on what I said above or are you still in a denial mode or busy searching your RSS sponsored "Satyavijay" website for some more fabricated stories !!

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Unread post by ghulam muhammed » Sun Jun 05, 2016 6:32 pm

Muslims will neither forget nor forgive RSS and Sangh Parivar for their targeted communal violence, murder in cold blood, rape, arson, displacement of innocents, demolition of Muslim mosques in the last one century, even prior to the foundation of RSS, because the anger against Muslims was brewing among fundamentalist Hindus for too long a period, which went unnoticed in media, because it was partisan then, more partisan nowadays. The RSS is telling without telling, forcing without forcing Muslims to forget what wrong and what havoc RSS leaders and cadres had wrecked on Muslims. It is no denying that RSS do not abide by the Constitution of India and invokes it only when it benefits them, and do not endorse Secularism. It is true that we must reach out to moderate Hindus which are in majority, and win them through our words, deeds and behavior which will kindle their conscience to support Muslims.

The RSS, BJP and media have time only to project the pseudo-development in the last two years of BJP’s rule, to iconise cine actors and jokers (actors are also jokers) and actresses, some of whom are now members of Lok Sabha (Hema Malini, Kiron Kher and others). Saints and Sadhvis are already members of the Parliament, which should otherwise be filled with intellectuals and statesmen but plagued with those whose right place is in temples, ashrams and cine field.

Muslims can move away from the past and might forget what RSS had done on them, but fundamentalist Hindus will not. Muslims have forgotten but none have forgiven RSS for the colossal damage committed upon Muslims, physically, mentally and psychologically. Other minorities, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and now Jews are not disturbed by Sangh Parivar and are sitting cool and safe. What grave sin Muslims and Christians have committed that they are targeted with no respite?

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Unread post by qutub_mamajiwala » Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:32 am

Gulbarg massacre: Son of saviour mom is a convict

On February 28, 2002, when the riots broke out in the city, two members from Muslim community - Rahimkhan Pathan and his son Mushikhan Pathan - had taken shelter in Champaben's house in Gandhi's chawl in Chamanpura area,

Champaben said that she had ensured security of the two persons until a police van came and rescued them.

Her claim was supported by one of the witnesses Ibrahim Nazeer Chandel before Special SIT Court

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city ... 629403.cms

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Unread post by ghulam muhammed » Wed Jun 15, 2016 5:05 pm

Hindu outfit celebrates Donald Trump's birthday in New Delhi

New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) US presidential candidate Donald Trump, who turned 70 on Sunday, received birthday wishes from thousands of miles away in New Delhi.

A little-known right wing outfit, Hindu Sena, on Tuesday celebrated Trump's birthday by cutting a 7 kg cake, followed by a brief musical performance.

The organisers said that Trump was their "hero" and they hoped he'd win the presidential elections so that he could end "Islamic terror".

"Donald Trump is our hero. We hope that he wins the presidential election in the US. The humanity is at risk and he is the only person who can end Islamic terror in the world," said 31-year-old Vishnu Gupta, founder and president of Hindu Sena.

He also said that his organisation would run an election campaign to support Trump.

"We are already running an online campaign on social media by the name 'Hindus for Trump'. As the election progresses we will also campaign outside the US Embassy and colleges which have international students. We hope that our campaign will help in influencing Indian-origin voters in the US," he added.

Hindu Sena also held hawan (a Hindu ritual) last Month for Trump's win in the US presidential elections.

https://in.news.yahoo.com/hindu-outfit- ... 04516.html

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Unread post by ghulam muhammed » Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:05 pm

Stop bashing Muslims, and start focusing on positive Hindutva

Aakar Patel

In 2014, half of India’s voters picked neither Congress nor BJP. We (I was among them) should be reconciled to the idea that Hindutva will be around for a length of time. We must get used to it in Delhi. But we must see also if we can shape it and influence it from the outside.

This is required for one reason: Hindutva is essentially negative. It offers nothing constructive to Hindus, who are 80% of Indians. Let me explain what I mean. The three classic Hindutva thrusts, the issues which built the party over the decades, do not concern Hindus but address others. The issues are Ayodhya (Muslims must not keep their mosque), Uniform Civil Code (Muslims must not keep their personal law) and Article 370 (Muslims must not keep their constitutional autonomy).

What will Hindus like me get out of these demands? Nothing I can think of. Those who properly study it realize that Hindu rashtra can only be brought about by the mistreatment of others.

Hindutva is like status anxiety in reverse. It is anxious about lowering the lot of others. When its gaze is turned inwards it has nothing to say.

Anyway, my point is that whether one is fascinated by, attracted to or repelled by such things, it is an observable fact that for the most part Islamism addresses Muslims and tries to reform their behaviour. What about Hindutva? Not so, as we have seen. It consists entirely of whining about others.

The things that get the BJP excited even today, now that it is in power, still concern Muslims, which explains the focus on peripheral things like beef and nationalism. Is that because Hindus are a perfect society? Of course not.

In drawing up a list of things Hindutva should instead be doing one hardly knows where to begin. It could take up the rest of this page. What about inequality? Ensuring affirmative action or reservations for Dalits and Adivasis, who are 25% of India’s population and totally marginalized, in the corporate sector would do wonders for Hindu society. So also the promotion of inter-caste marriage, especially between Dalit and savarna, and especially through personal example. Hindutva heroes like the Chitpavan Brahmin Savarkar wrote warmly about inter-caste weddings. But one notices that they ultimately arranged their own children’s marriages with other Chitpavan Brahmins.

Then there are things which will boost all of us economically. Getting Hindus, particularly the mercantile classes, to pay their income tax in full. Getting the upper classes to begin a Hindu tradition of philanthropy (currently missing) that will spread the wealth. Such things are to me substantial and meaningful Hindu issues and requiring the attention of the state.

What is needed is to push for a positive agenda for Hindutva. It is our misfortune that we are going to have to suffer it for a length of time. But that doesn’t mean that we allow it to continue unopposed in its negative-only agenda.

http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.co ... idget_Stry

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Unread post by qutub_mamajiwala » Thu Jun 16, 2016 3:21 am

Khandla near Shamli also witnessing the migration of Hindu people, Kashmir 3.0?

http://satyavijayi.com/khandla-near-sha ... shmir-3-0/

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Unread post by qutub_mamajiwala » Thu Jun 16, 2016 3:30 am

We have seen incidents such as Dadri, when Media run debates and full front page articles on issue of a Cow Thief Akhlaq getting murdered. They cited Secularism on danger since the victim was a Muslim. When the reverse of Incident happened in Malda and now in Kairana, where there is an ethnic cleansing of

http://satyavijayi.com/open-letter-nati ... ana-malda/

http://www.amazon.in/Gujarat-Riots-True ... 34876_[SID]

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Unread post by ghulam muhammed » Sun Jun 19, 2016 6:11 pm

Video: It is time to make India free of Muslims, says Sadhvi Prachi

"Now that we have achieved the mission of making a Congress-free India, it is time to make India Muslim-free. We are working on that," Sadhvi Prachi.

On the forthcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, she said if BJP projects Yogi Adityananth as its chief ministerial candidate, it was bound to win 300 seats in the state.

Prachi had often been in the news for asking people to boycott films of Bollywood Khans and demanding a CBI probe into all Muslim educational institutions including Aligarh Muslim University and madrasas in Deoband to check anti-national activities.

http://indianexpress.com/article/india/ ... e-2839903/


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Unread post by ghulam muhammed » Tue Jun 28, 2016 5:57 pm

Why is there no pressure on the RSS to clarify its role during Emergency?

Who among its leaders offered to surrender to Indira Gandhi? Did it participate robustly in the movement to restore Indian democracy?

On the 41st anniversary of Emergency – the proclamation of which President Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed signed on June 25 and the Union Cabinet ratified at 6 am on June 26 – the luminaries of the Sangh Parivar will recount stories of their heroic deeds in countering the authoritarianism of Indira Gandhi. They will tell us about their efforts to revive Indian democracy out of the 20-month coma into which she had despatched it into.

What they will certainly not do is to deny or confirm the rumours, as old as the Emergency itself, that many of their stalwarts, including former Prime Minister AB Vajpayee and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh's sarsanghchalak Balasaheb Deoras, wrote fawning letters to Indira Gandhi, apologising for opposing her and offering cooperation. Over the years, however, the Emergency literature has grown to confirm some of these rumours, or at least have us doubt the scale at which the RSS and its affiliates claim to have to participated in resuscitating Indian democracy.

Among those who have questioned the Sangh Parivar’s role in the movement against the Emergency is none other than Subramanian Swamy, the Bharatiya Janata Party MP who is much in the news these days.


In a piece in the Hindu in 2000, Swamy wrote,

“It is on record in the Maharashtra Assembly proceedings that the then RSS chief, Balasaheb Deoras, wrote several apology letters to Indira Gandhi from inside the Yeravada jail in Pune disassociating the RSS from the JP-led movement and offering to work for the infamous 20-point programme. She did not reply to any of his letters.”

When Swamy wrote the piece in the Hindu, Vajpayee was India’s Prime Minister, who too was accused of seeking to work out a truce with Indira Gandhi. Swamy claimed Vajpayee too had written apology letters (mark the use of plural) to Indira Gandhi, who deigned to oblige him.

How? Swamy provided the answer:

“In fact for most of the 20-month Emergency, Mr Vajpayee was out on parole after having given a written assurance that he would not participate in any programmes against the Government.”

RSS boss Deoras :

“Ironically, Balasaheb Deoras, who was put in jail, did not play such a heroic role (in contrast to RSS general secretary Madhavrao Mule and his deputy, Chaman Lal.) From prison he sent several letters to Indira Gandhi praising her leadership, and these were perceived as a form of apology and a plea for pardon.”

RSS general secretary Mule :

“A tearful Muley told me in early November 1976 that I had better escape abroad again since the RSS had finalised the document of surrender to be signed in end January of 1977, and that on Mr Vajpayee’s insistence I would be sacrificed to appease an irate Indira…”

As eminent political scientist Professor DL Sheth, who is Honorary Senior Fellow of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, told Scroll in an interview last year,

“If you think how the Emergency was countered and resisted at several points, you won’t find many BJP characters. They were on the margins of politics.”

It does seem a travesty that apology-seeking Sangh leaders have projected themselves as the most spirited warriors against the Emergency. This projection is linked to their failure to convince the nation of having played a significant role in the freedom movement. VD Sarvarkar, who conceptualised the philosophy of Hindutva – which has been the Sangh’s lodestar - is no longer remembered outside RSS circles as a revolutionary, but as one who wrote craven letters of apologies to the British, offered to work with them in 1939, and inspired Nathuram Godse and his comrades to assassinate Mahatma Gandhi.

The anti-Emergency movement absolved the Sangh of their past sins. From the margins of Indian politics, it rode the Jayaprakash Narayan-led movement to its very centre. For the first time since the birth of the RSS in 1925, it was provided an event which it could celebrate and memorialise without anyone charging it of patently unethical conduct. The exaggeration of their real role in opposing the Emergency has continued to grow.

FULL ARTICLE :-

http://scroll.in/article/810634/why-is- ... -emergency

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Unread post by ghulam muhammed » Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:24 pm

Hindu Nationalists and California’s History Curriculum

In 2005-6, U.S. wings of Hindu nationalist groups named together as the Sangh Parivar (the Sangh) attempted to insert changes into California’s 6th grade history textbooks. Rewriting history is one of the Sangh’s political projects toward the realization of a Hindu nation, where upper-caste Hindus dominate and benefit from all aspects of society to the exclusion and subordination of all other groups. The 2005-6 effort follows another in India in 2002-2003, when the successful insertion of Hindu nationalist histories into Indian textbooks resulted in a protest walkout by education ministers from 16 states and a scholar-led suit filed before India’s Supreme Court to block the new textbooks. In 2006, South Asian scholars and minority and other progressive activists defeated the U.S. Sangh in a public clash. The California State Board of Education (SBE) rejected most of the Sangh’s edits, leading the Sangh to file two lawsuits against the SBE, both of which lost on claims of discrimination against Hindus.

Since 2006, Sangh groups have led anti-minority mass violence in India—against Christians in the state of Orissa (now Odisha) in 2007-2008, and against Muslims in Uttar Pradesh (Muzaffarnagar) in 2013. These violent events echo the state- and police-supported pogroms against Muslims in 2002 in Gujarat, where scholars and activists documented Hindu chauvinist and Nazi-inspired content in educational materials in the time period leading up to the mass sexual violence and killings. The concerns regarding textbook histories are transnational, linked to identity, belonging, and marginalization connected to gender, class, race, and caste.

This year, the SBE is updating the California History-Social Science Framework, a government-produced curriculum guidebook for educators and textbook publishers. Several Sangh groups have participated in the government’s public input process to suggest changes to Framework content. Similar to those from the 2005-6 campaign, the Sangh’s recommendations this time include: excising the word “Dalit” (formerly “Untouchable” persons); devaluing the Aryan Migration Theory ; de-linking caste oppression from religion/Hinduism; diluting or erasing birth as the defining criterion of caste; removing the word “patriarchy” to describe ancient realities of South Asia;inserting the Saraswati River in connection with the Indus Valley Civilization; erasing Ravidassi and Sikh resistance to caste oppression; and inserting changes to support a historical narrative of foreign Muslim invaders vs. Hindu victims, among others.

People unfamiliar with India’s discursive and cultural worlds have expressed bewilderment at the tumult these suggestions sparked in South Asian diasporic communities. Many of the U.S. Sangh’s edit suggestions are coded to assert a Hindu nationalist version of South Asian history, energizing bigotries and anti-minority targeting. In addition to being historically inaccurate, many Sangh suggestions are also painful to those who have suffered and resisted Hindu nationalist and caste-based violence, including Christians, Dalits, Muslims, Ravidassias, Sikhs, progressive Hindus, and others opposing the Sangh’s nativist and supremacist politics.This explains the rise of South Asia scholars and the interfaith and inter-caste group South Asian Histories for All (SAHFA), composed of members from these communities,in opposition to the Sangh.

The U.S. Sangh made numerous changes in the first round of input in 2014, including the removal of the term “Dalit,” the self-chosen identity of those most intensely targeted by caste oppression.In the second round (December 2015-February 2016), a South Asia Faculty Group (SAFG)– comprising of academics from well-respected U.S. universities, mostly scholars of South Asian heritage– suggested changes to remove inaccurate information and nationalism-coded language from the Framework. The SAFG’s edits are supported by SAHFA and are consonant with the recommendations of an independent Dalit-Bahujan faculty group.These groups and their allies are now facing off against the U.S. Sangh.

The Sangh’s Many Faces

As the Sangh does in India, the U.S. Sangh seeks to represent all Hindus, taking form as multiple organizations that work in a coordinated fashion.In the Framework controversy, the Sangh groups include:the California Parents for the Equalization of Education Materials (CAPEEM), the Hindu American Foundation (HAF), the Hindu Education Foundation (HEF), and Uberoi Foundation.

All of them have made recommendations to revise the Framework to the Instructional Quality Commission (IQC), the curriculum advisory body to the SBE, and all of them are linked to the Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS), the U.S. wing of the India-based Hindu nationalist Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). The RSS is known outside of India for its affiliation with Nathuram Godse, the assassin of M.K. Gandhi. It and its affiliates have been reported by the U.S. Commission on International Freedom, the U.S. State Department, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch,India-based citizens groups, and Indian governmental bodies to have carried out mass and targeted physical and sexualized violence against their opponents and religious minorities. The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom has characterized the India-based Sangh as “extremist.” Sangh violence, including the use of rape against minority communities, is discursively underpinned by Hindu nationalist histories.

The Sangh’s political party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), rules India at this time. Shortly after coming to power in 2014, the BJP government appointed an RSS leader as the chair of a prestigious historical research institution, and in late 2015, 53 leading Indian scholars issued a public statement against the chilled atmosphere for intellectual freedom in India, where “differences of opinion are being sought to be settled by using physical violence” and “the [BJP] regime seems to want… a kind of legislated history, a manufactured image of the past, glorifying certain aspects of it and denigrating others.” In May 2016, it was reported that a newly revised textbook in the Indian state of Rajasthan omitted the assassination of M.K. Gandhi by Nathuram Godse. In the U.S., media attention has been directed away from such trajectories in India and toward the Sangh-led outcry over the replacement of a minority of the instances of the term “India” in the Framework with a selection of geographical terms, such as “South Asia.”

In the context of the California curriculum controversy, CAPEEM, HAF, HEF, and Uberoi Foundation submitted separate and overlapping recommendations, possibly giving the impression of multiple parties coming to similar ideas independently. Their overlapping suggestions include the deletion of the words “Dalit” and “patriarchy,” and the erasure of Sikhism’s challenge to caste authority.

These groups’ alignment with the HSS can also be inferred by examining their funding and leadership.The HEF is the education project of the HSS, and CAPEEM received funding from the HSS in 2007. The Uberoi Foundation’s Chair is Ved Nanda, the President of HSS. And though in May 2016 Hindu American Foundation’s Samir Kalra stated on Diya TV that HAF is an “independent organization” from other groups in the Framework controversy, Uberoi Foundation’s tax returns and annual reports from 2012-2014 show that HAF has applied for and received at least $82,000 from the Uberoi Foundation in those three years.

In contrast to the Uberoi Foundation, the presence of CAPEEM and HAF, the two groups that sued the SBE in the past, likely reminds the SBE of the possibility of legal action. In early May 2016, the law firm Olson, Hagel, and pressure.

These U.S.-based ideological allies of the RSS are further supported by a network of others that conduct social and charitable work in the United States (see the 2014 report “Hindu Nationalism in the United States: A Report on Nonprofit Groups”), aided by online activists who harass or threaten scholars and activists critical of their work. These coordinated groups will continue to play a large role in the debates over California curriculum content in the coming years.

The next site of contention: Textbooks

On May 19, close to 100 SAHFA activists attended a public meeting on the Framework revision process before the IQC. Dozens of SAHFA activists gave public comments in opposition to the Sangh’s many edits, winning several changes: the word “Dalit” has been reinserted into the Framework, and sections on caste and patriarchy have remained. Due to the work of the U.S. Sangh, references to Indo-Aryans and many references to the term “South Asia” were removed, and the remaining text states that caste provided “social stability”—notions in alignment with Hindu nationalism and caste oppression. As well, there remains some historically inaccurate and polemical content regarding Islam and Muslims, making more difficult any intelligent and respectful engagements between Muslims and non-Muslims.

The Framework will now go to the State Board of Education for final approval on July 14. If the Framework is approved, the update process for California history textbooks will begin, and the next phase of contestations will come. The State Board of Education, whose procedures help to produce the “official history” of Californian classrooms, is no doubt preparing for a long fight, as this struggle over South Asian history is unlikely to dissipate very soon. Even if it did, there will always be other conflicts between marginal and dominant histories. This is a perennial issue of textbook writing in inequitable worlds, and one that needs careful reflection and structural response.

https://kafila.org/2016/07/14/hindu-nat ... er-chongh/

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Unread post by ghulam muhammed » Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:35 pm

No let up in crimes against dalits, RTI data shows

Ahmedabad: The brutal flogging of four dalits, who were skinning dead cows near Una town of Gir- Somnath, has sparked a massive outrage across Gujarat. Gujarat police figures suggest that atrocities against the dalits have not recorded any decline in the past one-and-a-half decade.

According to the figures obtained under the RTI Act from Gujarat Director General of Police office, Gujarat, oft-quoted for its development model, had registered as many as 1,033 cases of offences including murder, grievous hurt, rape and arson against the dalits in 2001. In 2015, the situation remained more or less same with the state registering 1,052 such cases.

The RTI figures also contradict Union home minister Rajnath Singh's statement in Lok Sabha on Wednesday that atrocities against the dalits in Gujarat have declined since 2001. Singh had, in fact, lauded the state government for its swift action in the Una incident.

The RTI filed by a Mehsana-based right activist, Kaushik Parmar, has revealed that 409 offences against the dalits have been recorded in the state by April this year. According to the activists, the state, on an average, registers at least three cases of violence against the dalit community everyday.

The violence against the dalit women has also risen from 14 rapes in 2001 to 58 rape cases registered in 2015. By April this year, as many as 27 cases of rape against the dalit women have been registered in the state.

According to the RTI reply of the state police department, the dalits in 116 villages are given police protection after the incidents of atrocity. Bhavanagar district has the highest 37 villages where in the dalits are living under police protection, while Rajkot and Banaskantha districts each has 12 villages having police deployment after offences against the dalit community were registered.

Parmar said that these are the figures which were registered by the police, but in many cases, cops refused to file FIR in offences against the dalits. "Under fear, the dalit community has migrated from 19 villages of Gujarat," Parmar said, stressing that the BJP-led state government should initiate stern actions to stop atrocities or else they would face a jolt in the 2017 assembly election.

Minister of state for home Rajnikant Patel and social justice and empowerment minister Ramanlal Vora were not available for their response on the issue despite several attempts.

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Unread post by ghulam muhammed » Sat Jul 23, 2016 5:34 pm

Tyranny of gau rakshaks: The rise of cow vigilantes under the BJP govt

Every time, a crime takes place in the name of cow slaughter, the ministers of the Narendra Modi governments limit themselves to paying lip-service and cloaking the incident under vague terms "unfortunate," "condemn" or "upset over the incident," while these gau rakshaks become more brazen under the protection of the right wing groups. Political outfits like the RSS, VHP and their Hindutva agenda have given confidence to the gau rakshaks to put on an air self righteousness and spread violence in the name of justice.

On 11 July, seven members of a Dalit family in Gujarat's Una town, involved in leather trading, were attacked and brutally assaulted. Four of them were stripped half-naked, tied to a car, dragged for about a kilometre and then beaten up with iron rods and sticks. What was their crime? They were found skinning the carcass of a cow brought from a neighbouring village by the self-proclaimed gau rakshaks.

Retaliating against the oppression, violent protests broke out throughout Gujarat. Many from the Dalit community attempted suicide in protest. While violence escalated in the state, the only assurance that came from the Anandiben Patel-led Gujarat government was that of a CID probe into the alleged assault.

In the last few days, Rajya Sabha has been in uproar over the atrocities against Dalits in Gujarat with Opposition parties demanding a check on the cow vigilante groups. JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav posed questions that everyone in India should be asking: “Who created these gau rakshaks? Why doesn’t the government ban them?"

The horrifying incident of the four Dalit youths getting beaten up in front of a crowd was recorded and the video went viral on social media. The fact these gau rakshaks can record their brutal crimes and circulate them publicly without any fear proves that they have the backing of the state and the right-wing Hindu political outfits.

Politics surrounding cow and the violence perpetrated in the name of cow protection has escalated in the last few years. Last year, Mohammad Akhlaq was lynched in Dadri, Uttar Pradesh, by a right-wing Hindu mob over rumours of possessing beef. The political debate raged on whether Akhlaq indeed had beef in his possession or not, while the bigger question of how did a group of men get the licence to beat up a man for possession a kind of meat was somewhere lost. A year later, an FIR was filed against the Akhlaq family under the Cow Slaughter Act with no concrete steps from the Centre and the Uttar Pradesh government to prevent such brutalities.

A few weeks ago, a video surfaced of gau rakshaks forcing two men to eat cow dung. The vigilante group claimed that they had received a tip that they were illegally transporting beef. Dharmendra Yadav, president of the Gurgaon Gau Rakshak Dal, was quoted by The Indian Express as saying that they had to chase these men for seven kilometres. "When we caught them, they had 700 kg of beef in their car. We made them eat the panchgavya (cow dung concoction) to teach them a lesson, and also to purify them," was his bold claim.

In Haryana, BJP government of Manohar Lal Khattar has gone ahead and proposed 'Gau-Rakshak Task Force'. Never mind the state of law and order and crime in the state, the Haryana government has constituted three teams for the protection of cows, which include legislators and officers of municipal corporations, district administration and the police.

Veneration of the cow is not new in India.

The adage of "gau hamari mata" and cow worship has been instilled in the Hindu psyche for a long time. But the cow is also the most political animal in India. Mukul Kesevan argues that it is a political assertion. "Cow-protection in modern India has become a species of lethal lapel-pin politics. Violence in the cause of cow-protection is the official blood sport of the Hindu Right."

"Earlier, such cow vigilantes used to target those who are involved in cow slaughter. But since last seven to eight months, they have started targeting Dalit community members — who are involved in the leather business and are soft targets — to show off their bravado," he said.

Firstpost's Sandipan Sharma writes, "Somehow, they (gau rakshaks) seemed to have not only organised themselves in vigilante groups in Gujarat, but have also become bold enough to act and then publicise their barbarity. If the BJP wants to assuage Dalits, it must not only ensure strict punishment to the guilty, but also outlaw such groups."

In the face of the recent violence, the party needs to rethink its Hindutva agenda and rein in its foot soldiers. The rising Dalit anger against the saffron party could cost it an important state.

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Unread post by ghulam muhammed » Sun Jul 24, 2016 5:45 pm

Does India need such a Hindu Rashtra where Dalits and minorities are either killed or distressed?

GUJARAT is said to be the first laboratory of Hindutava in India. The 2002 state sponsored Muslim pogrom was its first test. I have seen myself signboards placed at the entrances of villages mentioning them as a "Prant of Hindu Rashtra" during those riots. Now in 2016, Dalits are on streets demanding their security and self pride after some of them were attacked merely because they were skinning a dead cow. Does India need such a Hindu Rashtra where Dalits and minorities are either killed or distressed?

It has made Gujarat chief minister Aanandiben Patel’s position untenable who is already being blamed for mishandling Hardik Patel’s agitation for quota to Patidars. Patel’s latest worries follows last year's protest from the Patidar community over reservation demand and the arrest of its leader Hardik Patel. The agitation from the dominant community had cost the BJP in local bodies’ election, wherein it suffered a jolt in the rural areas for the first time in one decade.

Between 2010 and 2015, the BJP’s vote share declined by about 10 % in district panchayat polls and slid from 48.51 % to 42.32% in election for Taluka panchayats. BJP’s vote share also declined by about 3 per cent in election for 56 municipalities and a little over 1 % in polls for six municipal corporations.

Winning Gujarat next year is crucial for Prime Minister Modi. Not only has he held the state for 12 continuous years, but Gujarat has been under uninterrupted BJP rule since March 1998. Gujarat is home state to both Modi and Shah is often described as the stronghold of the Rashtriya Swayamseva Sangh and its affiliates.

“We cannot afford to lose Gujarat. That will have a psychological bearing on the BJP and its cadre. Modi is well aware of the situation and the final decision of Patel’s fate will be taken by him,” a BJP leader said.

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Unread post by qutub_mamajiwala » Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:47 am

2002 riots case: Gujarat HC hands down life imprisonment to 7

AHMEDABAD: Gujarat high court on Monday handed down punishment of life imprisonment to seven persons and confirmed the punishment for two others for killing three members of Muslim community in Viramgam during the post-Godhra riots.

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Unread post by ghulam muhammed » Mon Jul 25, 2016 4:39 pm

In Gujarat, 95 Of 100 Suspects In Crimes Against Dalits Acquitted

As violent protests continue in the Prime Minister’s home state of Gujarat over the flogging of Dalit youth by upper-caste Hindu vigilantes, an IndiaSpend analysis reveals a conviction rate six times lower than the Indian average–over 10 years–for crimes against scheduled castes (SCs) and scheduled tribes (STs).

In 2014 (latest available data), 3.4% of crimes against SCs in Gujarat ended in convictions, against a comparable national rate of 28.8%–that is, one conviction for every eight across the country. Against STs, that conviction rate was 1.8%, against the national average of 37.9%–that is, one conviction for every 21 across the country.

Dalit unrest began on July 11, 2016, when four Dalit youth were tied to a car and gaurakshaks, or cow protectors, took turns to flog them as a crowd watched. The crime: Skinning a dead cow. Later, the upper-caste vigilantes posted a video of the flogging on social media as a warning of sorts to others–Dalits and Muslims. The video of another attack in May has also now emerged.

The Gujarat government has arrested suspects, but the gaurakshaks’ courage appears rooted in the failures of Gujarat’s criminal-justice system in addressing crimes against the lowest of Hindu castes and tribes. A similar failure is evident in Maharashtra and Karnataka.

Over a decade, conviction rate of crimes against SCs is 5%; against STs, 4.3%

Over the decade ending 2014, the average conviction rate in cases of crimes against SCs in Gujarat was 5%; in crimes against STs, it was 4.3%. The national average was 29.2% and 25.6% respectively, according to NCRB data.

This means that suspects in 95 of 100 cases are acquitted. Over 10 years, the lowest conviction rate in crimes against SCs in Gujarat was 2.1% in 2011; against STs, it was 1.1% in 2005.


The conviction rate for all crimes registered under the Indian Penal Code nationwide was 45.1% in 2014.

“If the conviction rate is low, people who can afford a good lawyer know that they can get away with their crime,” Supreme Court lawyer Kamlesh Kumar Mishra said.

The conviction rate represents how often cases filed by the police lead to suspects being declared guilty in court.

Karnataka and Maharashtra are on par with Gujarat, with a similar 5% conviction rate for crimes against SCs/STs. In Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, about half of such cases end in conviction.

“There is discrimination at each point in the whole chain of access to justice for dalits and adivasis (as STs are called),” said Paul Divakar, Convener of the National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights, an advocacy group, pointing to flawed chargesheets and investigations.

“Society can now accept a Dalit crossing an upper caste area on a bicycle, but it still hasn’t accepted the idea of a Dalit riding a Royal Enfield,” Dalit writer Chandra Bhan Prasad said in this Mint interview. “Upper castes feel threatened as Dalits now feel equal to them and even confront them.”

https://www.sabrangindia.in/article/guj ... -acquitted

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Unread post by ghulam muhammed » Mon Aug 01, 2016 7:25 pm

'Is This The BJP-RSS Idea Of Inculcating Education And Protecting Children?'

Congress says restore girls to parents, CPI(M)’s Brinda Karat says arrest those involved in trafficking racket

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s promise of ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ took a beating today in the light of the Outlook cover story on RSS affiliated organisations trafficking tribal girls from Assam under the garb of educating them.

The Congress came down heavily on the Modi government today. It questioned the government, the BJP and the Sangh Parivar on whether trafficking children in the age group of three to eleven from five border districts of Assam, is the Modi government’s fulfillment of ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’.

“Is this the idea of the BJP and the RSS of inculcating education and protecting children? Would the BJP ensure that the 31 girls return home to their families who in reality have been denied access to their children,”

Will the BJP government take action against those in the RSS who are involved in the alleged racket for defying the Juvenile Justice Act, 2000, which states that a No Objection Certificate should be obtained from the parents before taking the child, said Chaturvedi while adding that the NoC was obtained from the parents after a month following a hue and cry in the area.

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Unread post by ghulam muhammed » Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:56 pm

qutub_mamajiwala wrote:2002 riots case: Gujarat HC hands down life imprisonment to 7

AHMEDABAD: Gujarat high court on Monday handed down punishment of life imprisonment to seven persons and confirmed the punishment for two others for killing three members of Muslim community in Viramgam during the post-Godhra riots.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city ... 378418.cms
A great development! Or is it, really?

How come the Gujarat court is rethinking their verdict? The way they have changed some previous judgements, but not the one on Amit Shah, makes one suspect that they are sacrificing some unimportant people to give the illusion that justice is being brought!! Don't trust these people, least of all the most important satanic jugalbandi of Modi and Amit Shah !!


Amit Shah and the Toxic Consequences of ‘Clean Chit’ Jurisprudence

The Supreme Court has erred in refusing to examine why the CBI did not appeal the discharge of the BJP president in a case of triple murder – the encounter killings of Kauser Bi, her husband Sohrabuddin and his associate Tulsiram Prajapati.

“Clean chit” jurisprudence is here to stay; it requires no due process of law, and it requires no trial to ascertain the truth of allegations against the accused. It first came to prominence when the special investigation team appointed by the Supreme Court in the 2002 riot cases said they saw no “larger conspiracy” in the killings. This was the “clean chit” that Narendra Modi, who was chief minister at the time, desperately desired. There was no trial, no allegations brought, just an investigator’s report. The jurisprudence of the “clean chit” now comes full circle with the refusal of the Supreme Court to allow Harsh Mander to raise the issue of the discharge of Amit Shah in the Sohrabuddin-Kauser Bi-Tulsiram Prajapati murder case after the CBI failed to file a revision against Shah’s discharge by the sessions court and after Sohrabuddin’s brother too withdrew his case. The discharge itself came after one judge was transferred and one died; the third judge who was brought in delivered his judgment within a few days of taking charge of the case. It was the refusal of the Bombay high court to allow a public interest litigant to question the discharge that was challenged in the Supreme Court.

Harsh Mander’s petition questioning Shah’s discharge in a triple murder case was dismissed by the Supreme Court primarily on the ground that the petitioner himself was in no way an “affected person”. The gates of the Supreme Curt have thereby been closed to any questioning of Shah’s discharge. This is how the jurisprudence of the ‘clean chit’ works.

Obtain a discharge so that the case does not go to trial at all. Which in turn means the sessions judge comes to the conclusion – without recording evidence – that there was no case against the accused at all from the very inception.

It must be said that the chargesheet was filed after intensive investigation, and after putting on record the metadata of Amit Shah’s phone conversations with the police officers who had come to be known as the “encounter team” of the Gujarat Anti Terrorist Squad. Every terrorist who was apprehended and liquidated had allegedly come to Gujarat come to kill the chief minister, and the ATS was charged with the duty of apprehending terrorists. This was the justification offered then and to this date in the case of Ishrat Jahan and the others who were killed along with her. These calls were made by police officers of the ATS to the then home minister Amit Shah at or about the time when the encounters were taking place, or right before and after.

The big questions to be asked are:

Why did the CBI not file a revision after an investigation which ran into several thousands of pages, after phone call evidence existed of communications between the encounter team and the home minister?
Who killed Sohrabudin?
Who killed Kauserbi, whose body has not been found till date?
Who killed Tulsiram Prajapati, a witness to the abduction of Sohrabudin?
All the encounter specialists are out on bail, many have been rehabilitated and promoted.

There is no answer to the question of why the CBI did not challenge Shah’s discharge.


There are two fundamental questions here:

On whose instructions does the CBI decide whether or not to appeal the discharge of Amit Shah?
Is it not the role of a public-spirited citizen to demand via public interest litigation that public authorities do their duty?
The petition was filed in response to the failure of the CBI to do its duty; the petition was maintainable, by any consideration of law as we know it.

Indeed, far from resigning or remaining suspended, many of the police officers accused of being party to illegal encounters have been rewarded with promotions. Similarly, Amit Shah went from strength to strength, becoming president of the party which brought the then chief minister to become the prime minister. Under the circumstances, the CBI’s decision to not appeal Shah’s discharge could never have been independent and impartial.

Meanwhile all the police officers implicated in the case face trial. However, the political signal is clear by the grant of bail, their rehabilitation and promotion in the police forces. The state of Gujarat has the singular distinction of having as director general of police P. P. Pande, who is, till this date, an accused in the murder of Ishrat Jahan and others, and who was declared an absconder by a competent court of law .

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Unread post by ghulam muhammed » Sun Aug 07, 2016 5:03 pm

Cellphones suck energy, just put some cow dung: RSS ideologue

"Cow is our mother. Its excreta and urine are nectar and have power to save humans from any disease."

On a visit to Agra and Mathura, Shankar Lal, RSS’s Akhil Bharatiya Gau Sewa pramukh, 76, explains why he has cow dung on the back of his phone:

Why do you have gobar on your phone?

It is fresh cow dung. I have put it to save myself from the harmful radiations of the cellphone. It works, believe me.

Do you keep applying fresh cow dung, like people change phone covers?

Cow is our mother. Its excreta and urine are nectar and have power to save humans from any disease. If cow dung can treat cancer, why can’t it save us from a phone’s microwaves? Haven’t you heard that Junagadh scientists (in Gujarat) have found gold in cow’s urine (they found traces of it)? I put fresh gobar every week.

Do other members of the Gau Sewa also do the same?

Show, show your phones (he says, gesturing to four others, who take out their phones to display the cow dung at the back). All the people in my team, be it children, men or women, have cow dung on their phone. Why won’t they? They know its magical effects.

Can you prove that cow dung can block “harmful phone waves”?

See this pendulum. See how when I place it over the hand of this RSS worker, it starts swinging (he gives it an initial jerk). Look, this man’s body has so much energy and the pendulum is swinging because of that. Now, when this man holds a phone in his hand, the pendulum won’t move. This is because the phone’s harmful waves have sucked all his energy. Now, let him hold a phone with cow dung on it, and hold this pendulum over his hand. See, it’s moving again… His energy is saved!

What else do you do with cow dung?

We drink cow urine and have extracts from her dung, which has kept me healthy even at the age of 76. We make pregnant women eat cow dung and urine paste to ensure a normal delivery. We treat all deadly diseases with cow dung. But the gobar should be of our Indian desi cow and not western monsters like Jersey or Holstein. Their dung and milk are nothing but poison.

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Unread post by ghulam muhammed » Fri Aug 19, 2016 5:36 pm

A Short History of the RSS and BJP’s Double Standard on Sedition

We have reached a stage where a Hindu’s nationalism is never in doubt even if he debunks the Constitution, glorifies Gandhi’s assassin and mourns India’s independence; but the nationalism of Muslims and Christians is always suspect.

On the eve of Independence Day, leaders of the All India Hindu Mahasabha in Meerut, located only 70 km from Delhi in western Uttar Pradesh, observed it as their 70th ‘black day’ by waving black flags and shouting slogans. They were also protesting against the secular nature of the constitution of India because they believe that India should be declared a Hindu Rashtra. The same leaders also observed Republic Day as a “black day” and danced to drum beats on January 30 to celebrate the anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination by Nathuram Vinayak Godse.

In December 2014, the same group was stopped by the police as they tried to install a bust of Godse to build a memorial for him. A newspaper report quoted Ashok Sharma, national vice-president of the Mahasabha, as saying that the All India Hindu Mahasabha has been observing Independence Day and Republic Day as Black Days for the past 69 and 66 years respectively. The report added, “arrests used to be made until 1987 when the courts prevented the police from doing so.” He also blamed Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru for the partition of the country.

So, we clearly have two sets of criteria for dubbing people seditious and putting them behind bars. Those who shout slogans in support of Afzal Guru, who never killed anybody and who was sentenced to death to satisfy the “collective conscience” of the people, are guilty of sedition and declared anti-national. On the other hand, those who glorify Godse, a convicted assassin who never denied that he had killed the greatest leader of India’s freedom struggle, Gandhi, are ‘Hindu nationalists’ who belong to a political party that was once headed by Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, a man whose Hindutva the present ruling party swears by. The BJP holds Savarkar in such great esteem that in 2003 it got his portrait installed in parliament facing that of Gandhi’s, the man he had conspired to kill. In any case, as far as the goal of converting India into a Hindu Rashtra is concerned, Savarkar and the RSS, the mother organisation of the BJP, are on the same page. They are also on the same page in their visceral hatred for Gandhi, although the RSS pretends to respect him.

When Syed Shahabuddin, who was then a Janata Party MP, called for a boycott in December 1986 to shun all official functions including the Republic Day celebrations of January 26, 1987, all hell broke loose. L.K. Advani, who had taken the reins of the BJP into his hands in 1986, demanded Shahabuddin’s expulsion from the Janata Party unless he apologised for issuing the call. Shahabuddin was projected as a modern-day Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Ironically, this took place the same year that the police stopped the arresting of Hindu Mahasabha leaders and workers for observing Independence Day and Republic Day as black days where they celebrated Gandhi’s assassination and glorified Godse. One did not see any condemnation of these activities emanating from Advani or any other BJP leader at the time.

When Nehru made the succinct observation that majority communalism can easily masquerade as nationalism, he hit the nail on its head. We have really come to such a stage that a Hindu person’s nationalism is never in doubt even if he debunks the constitution, glorifies the terrorist act of a committed assassin and mourns the country becoming a sovereign republic. But a Muslim or Christian’s person’s nationalism is always suspect, even if he swears by the constitution and expresses faith in the secular order. Savarkar and the RSS’s Hindutva recognises only those as genuine citizens of the country whose punyabhoomi (holy land) is India. This obviously excludes Muslims and Christians.

The canard that Gandhi and Nehru were responsible for India’s partition has become an article of faith with the RSS and the Hindu Mahasabha. Craig Baxter, who in 1969 published the first political biography of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, the BJP’s earlier incarnation, informs us that “when independence came on August 15, 1947, the RSS proclaimed a day of mourning for the destruction of the “sacred indivisibility of Bharatmata”.”

In 1956, RSS supremo M.S. Golwalkar clearly stated his organisation’s position, “Our motherland has been partitioned… We have to pledge resolutely not to rest content until we have wiped out this blot.” On August 17, 1965, the Bharatiya Jana Sangh passed a resolution at its meeting in Delhi, which stated,“India’s tradition and nationality has not been against any religion. Modern Islam should also not be an obstacle in the way of unity of Indian nation. Real obstacle is separatist politics. Muslims will integrate themselves with the national life and Akhand Bharat [undivided India] will be a reality, unifying India and Pakistan once we are able to remove this obstacle (separatist politics).”

In 2012, when Narendra Modi was Gujarat’s chief minister, he too spoke of an Akhand Bharat in an interview to Urdu journalist Shahid Siddiqui. As recently as December 2015, Ram Madhav, BJP’s general secretary and an important functionary of the RSS, told Al-Jazeera in an interview that he thought India, Bangladesh and Pakistan would one day re-unite to form Akhand Bharat. When his statement created a furore, he tried to wriggle out by saying that Akhand Bharat was a ‘cultural concept’.

However, when one looks at the collective history of the RSS, the Hindu Mahasabha and Savarkar, it becomes clear that the ideal of Akhand Bharat is nothing but a stick to beat Muslims with, all because a section of the community split from India to create Pakistan as their ‘homeland’. However, the reality is that much before Jinnah propounded his two-nation theory at the All-India Muslim League’s Lahore convention in March 1940, Savarkar laid out the theory in his seminal book Hindutva. The book was released in 1923 and he later enunciated it on December 30, 1937 in his presidential address at the Hindu Mahasabha convention. Without mincing words, Savarkar said, “There are two nations in the main: The Hindus and the Moslems in India.” A year later, he said: “the Hindus are the nation in India – in Hindusthan, and the Moslem minority a community.”

R. C. Majumdar, a great historian who never strayed from the fundamentals of his discipline despite his right-wing and pro-Hindu views, duly noted that the Muslim League took notice of Savarkar’s pronouncements, thus implying that Savarkar’s ideas played a role in pushing the Muslim League towards the realisation that Muslims could never get justice in a united India.

When India became independent and the subcontinent witnessed the communal holocaust, the RSS thought its moment had arrived since the atmosphere was conducive to spread its communal propaganda. However, the RSS suffered from a huge disability. As it had deliberately stayed away from the anti-British freedom movement, and had in fact supported the British during the Second World War when the entire Congress leadership was put behind bars, the organisation could exert no influence on the political decisions taken by those who came to power after the colonial rulers departed India. And, much to the RSS’s chagrin, the Congress leadership decided in favour of making India a secular country; unlike Pakistan that had come into existence as a religion-based country. At that time, the RSS and its fellow traveller Hindu Mahasabha could do nothing but mourn.

Now, the situation has undergone a fundamental change. The RSS is enjoying political power and the BJP, its subsidiary, enjoys a majority of its own in the Lok Sabha – it is in power in as many as eight states. This power has rekindled the RSS’s dreams and aspirations, although even now it knows that refashioning India into a Hindu nation is not such an easy task. However, with the RSS focusing on a long-term strategy, its ideologues are seriously finding ways to re-write India’s constitution. This is clear from the interviews given by K.N. Govindacharya and Ram Bahadur Rai, the chairman of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts.

In view of all this, is it really surprising that Godse is being glorified, Gandhi maligned, Independence Day and Republic Day are being observed as days of mourning and the constitution is being openly flayed?

http://thewire.in/59619/a-short-history ... -sedition/

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Unread post by ghulam muhammed » Sun Aug 21, 2016 6:06 pm

We must not confuse Hindutva with Hindus. In 2002 Gujarat killings, the role played by Rahul Sharma, Kuldeep Sharma,
Sreekumar, and many other Brahmin officers were wonderful. They sacrificed their careers and earned a bitter enmity of Modi, just to protect innocent Muslims. Teesta Setalvad is an illustrious case of fighting injustice. So do not see ordinary upper caste Hindus as fascists (RSS-BJP-VHP etc). They are as much pro-oppressed as are Dalits-Muslims or others.

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Unread post by ghulam muhammed » Sun Aug 21, 2016 6:21 pm

1. From time immemorial, Dalits had been subjected to harassment, mental and physical torture, marginalization, oppression, suppression, exploitation, under-payment, targeted beating and killing, rape and bonded labour, and ridiculed, neglected, ignored, sidelined, side-tracked and segregated from the mainstream by the upper-caste Hindus. Muslims and Christians were not way behind Dalits in being tortured and targeted from time to time.

2. Earlier, the Dalits had political affiliation with one or the other political party, including Congress and other such parties, many aligning with Left parties which were championing the cause of Dalits and other labour classes and inculcated in them the awareness to claim their right to live with dignity, right to work, right to be given work, right to be paid their legitimate wages and right to be treated equally on par with others when BJP was nowhere in the political map of India till 1984, when it had only 2 MPs in the Lok Sabha.

3. To turn the political scenario in their favour, the RSS-BJP-VHP combine tactfully played Hindu card via Babri masjid agenda and other agendas, polarized the entire population into Hindus and non-Hindus (read Muslims), vertically divided people into two, along religious lines and divided their hearts too, and gradually, systematically, steadily, considerably and substantially hijacking and attracting great majority of Hindus including Dalits from Congress, Left parties and other regional parties into BJP and Hindutva-fold, thus exponentially increasing their membership, expanding their political base, significantly strengthening their vote bank and at the same pitching Hindus including Dalits against Muslims. The RSS-BJP took shelter under B.R. Ambedkar, the great leader of Dalits, eulogised and iconised him to woo Dalits though Ambedkar was not in their good books so far and not their icon. They only know, respect and honour leaders like Keshav Baliram Hedgewar, Madhav Sadashiv Golwalker, Shyama Prasad Mookerjee, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar and others.

4. Now the winds are blowing against the RSS-BJP with the misconceived politics on beef and gau-raksha under which Dalits are flogged and Muslims are beaten or killed, robbing them of their rights to eat beef, rear or sell or transport cows and denying them their very livelihood, albeit damaging the economy and equilibrium and paving the way for coming together of Dalits and Muslims. The RSS-BJP appear to be losing the ground, are helpless and busy in damage-control, long after the damage has already been done. The attempt to create Hindu-Muslim divide has boomeranged. The exploitation and targeting of both Muslims and Dalits, the poor, weak, innocent, powerless, defenceless and voiceless people will not work for long. The RSS-BJP, in an attempt to capture and retain power at Centre and BJP-ruled states and capture power in more and more States, and playing dirty politics, can fool one at all times, all at one time, but not all at all times, "Yeh public hai, sab jaanti hai". People have come to know the hat-tricks of RSS-BJP and they are now saner than before.

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Re: The Menace Of RSS And Hindutva.

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Unread post by ghulam muhammed » Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:04 pm

Phagwara: Sikhs came out with swords to support Muslims against Shiv Sainiks’ attack

It seems that a new equation between minorities is taking place in the country under the shadow of fear since BJP came to power at center.

It was witnessed when members of Sikh community came out with open swords to support Muslims against the attack by the activists of Shiv Sena in Phagwara, Punjab on Friday.

The problem started on Wednesday when Sena activists allegedly used force to shut shops of a few Muslim families during a protest against disruption in the Amarnath Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir .

According to an HT report ‘after Friday prayers, a delegation from the Muslim community was to submit a memorandum to the administration, seeking action against the Shiv Sena activists for harassing Muslim traders.

The tension escalated when the prayers were going on, Sena activists reached outside the mosque and started raising anti-Pakistan and ‘Bharat Mata ki jai’ slogans. They reportedly also dared the people inside the mosque to face them.

People in the mosque came out and both sides exchanged heated words and soon stone pelting ensued at Gaushala road, which left six people injured including two cops.

Sensing the gravity of the situation a group of Sikh community turned up to lend support to the Muslim side. The Sikh youths were carrying sharp-edged weapons and they also hurled stones at Sena activists.

The cops made no effort to stop the Sena activists from reaching outside the mosque. It was only after the two sides exchanged stones for 25 minutes

Later on the police detained some people from both sides.

VIDEO Shiks,Muslims and Dalits chasing Shiv Sainiks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUUryR896wo

http://muslimmirror.com/eng/phagwara-si ... ks-attack/