Mamata terms it suicidal (Organiser 25.9.11); This is with reference to the report, ‘Mamata terms it suicidal,’ written by Asim Kumar Mitra in the latest issue of Organiser. Mamata Banerjee has rightly said that, “I have nothing to say against Bangladesh. But I must be truthful to the commitment towards our countrymen. I have no right to betray them. Our people of north Bengal are suffering from paucity of water. Agriculture in this area is worst suffer for this reason.” She said this when she was forced by the Central government to release 33,000 cusecs of river Teesta water to Bangladesh. Infact she did a right thing by not accompanying the PM to Bangladesh as she said that she doesn’t want to be a party to this kind of suicidal pact. The report also unfolds a lot of truths about Bangladesh hostility towards India due to which the relationship between the two countries is getting bitter.
—Vinod Sharma, Civil Lines, Lucknow
The only effective measure to save cow This refers to an article “The only effective measure to save cow” by Mulkh Raj Virmani, Organiser dt. 4.9.2011. He has given a few good suggestions, but it would not save the cow. It is pitiable, that in the present political set-up, Hindus, who themselves are not safe in their own only homeland, cannot be expected to save cow, is rather helpless. The ‘Only’ effective method to end all the problems, including cow protection, is to make India a constitutionally Hindu Rashtra. Shri Virmani has correctly mentioned, that on November 7, 1966 Indira Gandhi’s government mercilessly gunned down innumerable Hindus including several Hindu saints at the Parliament Street in New Delhi, simply because they were agitating for cow protection. Even Mahatma Gandhi, called as God of peace and non-violence, refused to accept the demand for ban on cow slaughter, as according to him it would mean injustice to the Muslims (see his prayer speech dt. 4.11.1947, page 139-40 Delhi Diary). All the good works being done by various Hindu social and religious organisations are being destroyed by the anti-Hindu secular national set-up, highjacked by Muslims with the help of Congress. Hindus are like good crop grown in a field without any fencing, which can be destroyed by stray and wild animals. Only a constitutional Hindu Rastra can work as an effective fencing to safegaurad the Hindus and the cow.
—Anand Prakash, 72/Sector-8, Panchkula-134 109
Anna is a social emancipator(Organiser, 11.9.11); Anna’s movement has proved that experience is the best teacher and common sense is the highest qualification. Anna did what he said. The UPA government’s sudden decision of not allowing him to sit on hunger strike after duly giving him permission to sit on fast for three days at the Jayaprakash Park in Delhi, shows the fishy mindset of the UPA government. Anna was arrested early morning on 16.8.11 from his residing place, thus cheating him and the whole nation by calculatively adopting anti-democratic move. Even Mahatma Gandhi was never stopped by the British government when he used to sit on hunger strike. But our so-called democratic UPA government which is supposed to be of the people, by the people and for the people cooly adopted an anti-democratic step. How can democracy survive in such a situation?
—Lakshmi Chand, Village, Bandh, Dis-Solan, HP
Why criticise the painter (Organiser, 21.8.11); A closed case, once again has been raised by Shri Rajendra Prabhu. It appears in his lengthy letter in the, ‘Reader’s Forum’ page that he has done a great deal of research to press all arguments possible to prove creativity in late MF Husain’s painting of Hindu gods and goddesses, which were condemned as vulgar. In his arguments Shri Prabhu has cited the example of poet Kalidas for Shringar-rus, and Raja Ravi Verma for his raslila paintings. Further he goes on to write about Lord Krishna and his relations with gopies, Jains, traditions of monks nakedness, Khajuraho sculptures showing explicit scenes of bodily enjoyment. In the last he talks of Kamasutra. All these explanations are to prove that Shri Husain was falsely implicated, otherwise he was a great artist. Now, here the moot point is that why did Shri Husain flee away form India? Rather he should have personally explained the creativity in his painting to the people of India, by fighting atleast a couple of cases out of 800 cases against him in the court of law, and had he won a single case, he would have been a glorified artist. This is what he could not do. So here lies the suspicion. Here again, Shri Prabhu should realise that by merely citing of examples form literary work of Kalidas or paintings of Raja Ravi Verma etc; would not appeal to the common man, because common man might not have gone through these. The best proposition would have been, that Shri Prabhu should have explained the creativity or divinity as observed by him in Shri Husain’s paintings. But he has deliberately ignored this direct approach. Shri Prabhu pleads as to why Husain did not paint similar divine figures in Islam, because it is against Islamic traditions. But I say, to paint divine figures is to impart divine message, is my Hindu tradition. Then why should I not be allowed to paint Islamic divine figures. Obviously I can’t do that as it is against Islamic tradition. How ridiculous? Shri Husain a Muslim follows Islamic tradition, and I being a Hindu is also forced to follow the Islamic tradition.
—HS Mehtani, 89/7, East Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi-26
India heading towards hereditary oligarchy It appears that India is heading towards a hereditary oligarchy. Before Lalu, Mulayam Singh had done the same thing by anointing his son as his successor as did Farooq Abdullah and M Karunanidhi. Sycophants are working overtime to perpetuate the Gandhi dynasty at the Centre and democracy seems to have found an essay way of settling succession issues. The Congress hasn’t held a serious internal election for the post of party president for 13 years. When you neglect democracy within, can you protect democracy? If Rahul Gandhi is serious about transforming his party into a modern political organisation he must implement three key reforms. First, ensure internal democracy by holding a free and fair election for party president in which, putting self-interest aside. Secondly give the PM unchallenged authority over all Cabinet and policy decisions for the remainder of his terms. Power must shift form 10 Janpath to 7 Race course Road—where it belongs. And lastly end the tyranny of the elected.
—Mahesh Chandra Sharma, E-198, Panki, Kanpur
Rahul Gandhi a damp squib Outbursts of public anger against Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi and Union Minister for Health Ghulam Nabi Azad during their visits to hospitals where victims of the attack were being treated shows that people have lost hope in the government and the government can no longer get away with scripted shows of sympathy after every terror attack. It is no secret that the government’s policy and actions are driven more by vote-bank politics than by a sincere concern for the lives of the peoples or a commitment to defeat the monster of terrorism. The people cannot be faulted for asking: If the US and UK have succeeded in preventing terror strikes after September 2001 and July 2005, why can’t India do the same?
—TK Raghavan, 8/7 Hutchins Road, Bengaluru
Netas become crorepatis while commoners starve In a country where people don’t even get even one square meal and cases are often reported in the newspaper about malnutrition and people dying of starvation, about 77 per cent of our so-called patriotic Cabinet minister are crorepatis. Inflation and food prices are unlikely to effect their monthly house hold budget. At least 77 per cent of the Union Council of ministers are crorepatis, whose average asset value is pegged at Rs 10.3 crore—Rs 3 crore higher than their declaration two years ago. Heavy Industries Minister Praful Patel (assets worth Rs 122 crore) tops the rich list, followed by 1 &B Minister S Jagathrakshakan (Rs 70 crore) and Urban Development Minister, Kamal Nath (Rs 41 crore).
—Raminder Singh, B-224, Naraina Industrial Area, Phase:1
Congress far removed from aam aadmi The Congress has always given false promises that it is with aam aadmi and wants to remove poverty. But the recent UPA’s decision to cut subsidies of over rupees 20,000 crore on fuel, fertilizer and food will be a big shock for the aam aadmi. Instead of uni-direction approach towards the rich the government should also think about the poor in the interest of national development.
—RITHA SAGAR, Chennai
Sheila caught red handed by CAG I really admire the manner in which Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixshit has been so calm and collected even when accused of wrongdoing in the run-up to the Common Wealth Games. CAG report has caught Sheila Dixshit red handed and blamed her for active involvement in causing a loss of Rs 31.07 crore. Congress leaders left no stone unturned to overthrow former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa after the Karnataka Lokayukta indicted him in the mining scam. The rules of the game should be the same for all players and whoever plays foul should be asked to leave. The Congress should not defend a culprit if she has been caught red handed in the CAG report,
—MAYA MISHRA, C-403, Anandlok Society, Mayur Vihar-1, Delhi:91
Second major hike in four months You will be surprised to know that the date of retail prices of petrol and petroleum products in countries across the world shows that Indian prices are amongst the highest in the world at current exchange rates, barring some tiny remote countries. Even a simple comparison of retail prices in different countries by converting them to Indian rupee reveals that petrol in India is more expensive than 98 other countries. Among 157 countries for which date is available, those belonging to the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries have the lowest price.
—Himanshu Singh, 26, Hosur, Industrial Area
Middle and lower middle class will bear the brunt The price of petrol rose by Rs 3.14 a litre. The reason given was the depreciation of the rupee which meant more rupees head to be paid for every litre of global crude brought. But that will do little to mollify the consumer, who will now have to combat still higher inflation and possibly much steeper rates for LPG cylinders after the government comes good on removing the lavish subsidy on cooking gas. Further, the motorbikes, scooters and small cars are the only vehicles now running only on petrol, leaving the middle and lower middle class to bear the brunt.
—Bibhu Dutt Patel, Bhubaneshwar
Warning by SC to UPA I was very happy to read a news item in which it was written that the Supreme Court gave a veiled warning to the UPA government of possible Anna Hazare like protests in ‘worse’ forms and took potshots over criticism that standard of judiciary has gone down in recent times. The bench consisting of Justice GS Singhvi and Justice HL Datta made the comments when they were irked over the failure of government to furnish adequate details in a service dispute.
—Manmohan Krishna Malhotra, F-4, Model Town-1, Delhi
Contempt of court by whom? The matter of controversial appointment of Gujarat Lokayukta is subjudice in Gujarat High Court. Under the circumstances a dissent letter written to PM by the CM Shri Narendra Modi on it amounts contempt of court as opined by two petitioners who filed petition against Shri Modi and solicit legal action on him. As per etiquette no comments should be made on any matter if it is subjudice. But this simple commandment is not being followed scrupulously. If Shri Modi’s mere letter amounts contempt of court what about Congress and its syncopates who have been constantly, deliberately, deceitfully and shamelessly accusing patriotic organisation RSS for assassination of MK Gandhi despite it was exonerated by the Judiciary and had made it clear that RSS has nothing to do with his assassination. Does it not amount to contempt of court. If legal action is initiated on these liars(Congress fellows) all of them will have to go to jail. Another illustration of contempt of court. Comments are often being made frequently on border dispute between Maharashtra and Karnataka by Congress and its allies despite matter is subjuice. Maharashtra government itself hes filed petition in the Supreme Court. Does it not amount contempt of court. Comment made by the Congress government is certainly contemptible. Question arises, who has to take action on whom, how and when.
—SRIDHAR V KULKARNI, Kalyan (West) Maharashtra
Christians playing a policy of divide and rule Global Islamic terrorism views forces of Christianity, under the leadership of America and England, trying to reign over the world as their enemies. At global level, Christians, under the yoke of Vatican, declared Muslims as their enemies. It is a wonder that this friction when reaches India, becomes languid and obscure. Notwithstanding the fact that India continues to be the worst victim of Islamic terrorism Christians in the country are hob-nobing with Muslim terrorists. This situation arises because both these communal forces reckon Hindus as their common enemies. Christians who oppose Islamic terrorism with tooth and nail outside India maintain a conciliatory attitude towards them inside India. Catholic Council of Kerala took a lenient attitude towards Islamic terrorists who cut away the hand of a college professor, alleging he hurt heir religious sentiments. The incident that drew wrath of the public in Kerala was characterised as a non-issue by Kerala Catholic Bishop Council. We should not forget that it is the agenda of the forces of Christianity having international link, leadership and money power beyond imaginable proportions to exploit the situation by putting Indian Muslims against Hindu.
—Dr Ranjith K Moorthy, Dept of Neuro Sciences, CMC Hospital, Vellore – 632 004
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