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Nation rejects interlocutors’ report
Countrywide protest against J&K interlocutors’ report begins
The entire nation rejected the interlocutors’ report on Jammu & Kashmir in one voice. Various social, religious and cultural organisations of the country joined the nationwide protest on July 6, the birth anniversary of Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee who had sacrificed his life for saving Jammu & Kashmir. Burning the copies of interlocutors report at some places the protestors warned in clear words that no attempt to tamper with the integrity of J&K would be tolerated.
The protest is being conducted at district headquarters all over the country. However, at some places the protest was organised on July 5, but in majority of the states the protest meetings and dharnas will be organised from July 6 to 8. The protest will continue till July 16. After the protest meetings, a memorandum will be presented to the authorities concerned for the President of India requesting to reject the interlocutors report with immediate effect.
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, Jammu Kashmir Study Centre, Jammu Kashmir Bachao Manch and several other like minded organisations extended full support to the protest.
According to Shri Ashutosh Bhatnagar, director of Jammu Kashmir Study Centre, the objective of the protest is to apprise the people of the conspiracy being hatched with the connivance of the UPA government against Kashmir. He said the Interlocutors’ report is a treasonous document, which has been prepared to fulfill the objectives of the separatists only.
According to reports, in Karnataka the protest was organised on July 6. In Bengaluru, the protest was held in front of Town Hall. Shri Pranesh Nagari, president of Kashmiri Hindu Association, Shri V Nagaraj, senior RSS functionary and Shri Ullas, co-convener of Hindu Jagaran Vedike addressed the gathering.
The protest in Delhi will be organised on July 16. In Agra region of Uttar Pradesh the protest was organised on July 6 while in Meerut region it will be organised on July 8. In Jaipur, the protest meeting was organised at Bari Chaupad on July 6. BJP MP Tarun Vijay addressed the protesters. In other parts of the State also the protest was organised the same day.
The awareness campaign against interlocutors’ report had basically begun on June 23, the martyrdom day of Dr Mookerjee, by organising seminars and symposiums all over the country. Till now seminars have been organised in all the major metro cities including Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, etc.
The Home Ministry had constituted the three member interlocutors group on October 13, 2010 to find a solution to Jammu Kashmir issue. The interlocutors submitted their report on October 12, 2011. The Home Ministry after suppressing the report for 7 months made it public only on May 24 this year. Prima facie, the report is highly objectionable and damages the unity, integrity and sovereignty of the nation. (FOC)
Throw the interlocutors’ report into dustbin
VHP’s Governing Council meeting in Ghaziabad
The Governing Council of Vishwa Hindu Parishad that met in Ghaziabad from June 28 and 29 described the Interlocutors’ Report on J&K as a ‘dishonest document, which will worsen the problem of secessionism and terrorism in the Valley. “This is a dishonest report, prepared by a group of dishonest people, to whom the job was entrusted by a dishonest government. It is a fraud on the nation. The report should be thrown into dustbin immediately,” the VHP said in a resolution.
In another resolution, the VHP said no attempt to disturb the Amarnath Yatra will succeed. It warned the J&K Governor not to join the conspiracies to disturb the Yatra. The VHP also demanded immediate reconstitution of Baba Amarnath Shrine Board as over 70 per cent of its employees are non-Hindus, who have no faith in Baba Amarnath.
The five day meeting began on June 26. About 300 delegates from all over the country attended it. The meeting also adopted resolutions on Sri Ram temple, Muslim reservation and discussed in detail various other issues concerning the nation. The meeting was presided over by Valmiki saint Shri Viveknath Acharya.
Buddhist Sammelan in Delhi
Dharma Sanskrit Sangam organised a Buddhist Sammelan in Delhi on July 1. Addressing the gathering, the RSS National Executive Member Shri Indresh Kumar said the Buddhism shows the way to eradicate corruption, untouchability, terrorism, separatism and restore peace in the society. He said China killed 12 lakh Buddhists to capture Tibet and the statutes of Buddha were razed in Bamiyan. RSS was in forefront to condemn these acts and demanded immediate restoration of the statutes. Former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Shri Rajnath Singh said he had resolved to install large statue of Lord Buddha in Kushinagar, but the project is still pending. He demanded the government to complete the project and develop all Buddhist pilgrimage places as international tourist spots. President of the Dharma Sanskriti Sangam Shri Ramesh Chandra Ratan also spoke on the occasion. (FOC)
VHP dismisses Pachauri report on Sri Ram Sethu
Dismissing RK Pachauri report on Sri Ram Sethu, the VHP patron Shri Ashok Singhal demanded cancellation of the entire Setu Samundram Project. He said no move to damage the Ram Sethu would be tolerated by the Hindu society. He emphasised the Ram Sethu should be declared an International Heritage and the whole area as the protected area. “Messing up with our beliefs will not be tolerated at any cost,” he warned.
In a press statement issued on July 3, Shri Singhal said the expert committee report appears to be written with prejudice. “Previously when the report about glaciers by Shri Pachauri has been proven wrong then it is a matter to think that how much one can believe this report. However, one fact also emerges out from this report that the organisms/creatures living in the bay area near the Ram Sethu has economic and ecological importance and they are looked after in a scientific way, hence it is necessary to protect the whole area,” the statement said. (FOC)
Anti-Hindu textbook removed in Tamil Nadu
Andal, a foster child of Vishnuchitta or Periyalwar, is one of the twelve Alwars of Vaishavite tradition. She, also known as Godhai, eventually came to be known as the consort of Vishnu. She is regarded as Goddess. Her poetic talents were extraordinary and she composed Thiruppavai consisting of 30 hymns and Nachiar Thirumozhi in 143 stanzas. The month of Margasiram known as Margazhi in Tamil is the month of religious austerities and devotional singing. People of Tamil Nadu rise up at dawn; go round the streets singing the bhajans of Thiruppavai sung by Andal. But Manonmaneeyam Sundaranar University of Tirunelveli came with severe criticism by prescribing a textbook on Andal. It described Andal as devadasi and as ‘illegal child’ of Periyalwar, another Vaishnavite saint. So, the ABVP and Hindu Munnani protested against it and said the denigration of Gods and Goddesses would not be tolerated. Both the organisations demanded immediate removal of the blasphemous pages from the BA I year textbook. After the prolong protest, the Government ordered removal of the textbook. (VSK, Chennai)
Training camp for Bal Samskar Kendra workers
Rajasthan Vanvasi Kalyan Parishad organised a five-day training camp for the women workers of Bal Samskar Kendras. A total of 289 workers attended the camp, which concluded on June 15. In the camp, the inmates practised math, arts, prayers and general knowledge. Discussions were also held on topics such as the objectives of Akhil Bharatiya Vanvasi Ashram, women contribution in dharm-raksha, self reliance, etc.
Kalyan Ashram zonal organising secretary Shri Suresh Kulkarni highlighted the glorious role played by Vanvasi women in the past. Gujarat State coordination incharge Smt Shailja Andhare stressed the need of strong character building. Sadhvi Pratima Gopal said the three mothers—dharti mata, gau mata and janam-datri mata are facing onslaughts.
LUB demands rationalisation of factory licence process
Delhi unit of Laghu Udyog Bharati (LUB) and HDFC Bank jointly organised a function in Delhi to discuss the problems the young industrialists are facing in Delhi. Former national president of LUB Dr SS Agrawal, national general secretary Shri Omprakash Mittal, North Delhi Municipal Corporation Mayor Meera Aggrawal, LUB and Delhi president Shri Manohar Lal Dhwan addressed the gathering. Shri Dhwan said the impractical factory licence system and inspector raj are the main reasons which are forcing the youth to deviate from industrial sector to jobs. National Executive Member Smt Anju Bajaj and Delhi state secretary Shri Virendra nagpal also addressed the gathering.