106th anniversary of Vande Mataram celebrated (Organiser 25.9.11); After having read Shri Virag Pachpore’s report on the 106th anniversary of Vande Mataram, my joy knew no bounds as I came to know that more than 60,000 students jointly in one voice recited Vande Mataram on September 6, 2011 at Nagpur. This really gave an immense pleasure to me, because six years back when country was celebrating the centenary of Vande Mataram, I read a shocking note on the very first page of Indian Express (7.9.2006) which stated that the book by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee (Anandmath) is a virulently anti-Muslim and on Muslim rule. In 1950 the first two stanzas of Vande Mataram were ostensively adopted as national song. The writer of this note has surpassed all limits to distort and falsify the history. The historical fact is that after the defeat of Nawab Sirajudullah, the popular King of Bengal by Britishers in the Battle of Plassey due to treachery by Mir Jaffer, Britishers rewarded him by installing him as a puppet Nawab. All powers of administration and to collect revenue were usurped by Britishers, who gave a small amount of yearly pension to Mir Jaffer, which he spent on women and wine. He was most unpopular. The novel Anandmath highlights historical facts that how Britishers were rude with and subjugated Mir Jaffer, and how they were cruel and barbarous while collecting land revenue from famine stricken poor peasants. It is at this time that sanyasis supported by peasants and workers fiercely fought against Britishers, then called East-India Company. So it was never a fight against Muslims or Muslim rule. And to say that two stanzas of Vande Mataram were ostensibly adopted in 1950 as national song, is not only a lie but also denigrates Dr BR Ambedkar and constituent assembly who drafted the Constitution. These stanzas were adopted after long deliberations with Congress Muslim leaders like Abdul Kalam Azad, Dr Zakir Hussain, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai, Shri Abdul Ghani Khan Chowdhry and others. There was no dissent at all.
—HS Mehtani, 89/7
East Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi-26
Subramanian Swamy files FIR against Sonia Gandhi (Organiser, 20.11.11); This refers to ‘Subramanian Swamy files Fir against Sonia Gandhi’ by R Vasudevan published in Organiser. She and the National Advisory Council headed by her are following the anti-Hindu policies of Mahatma Gandhi. Since Mahatma Gandhi is not alive otherwise a similar Fir under Section 153A could have been filed against Mahatma Gandhi also. When Hindus and Sikhs were being slaughtered and mercilessly driven out of Pakistan, Mahatma Gandhi went on fast unto death in January 1948. All the conditions for ending fast, as laid down by him, indicated that only Muslims were suffering, and the Hindus and Sikhs were doing cruelty on Muslims. He did not speak even a single word about what was happening to Hindus and Sikhs in Pakistan on much larger scale, started long ago. By this fast, he instigated Muslims in Pakistan to do more cruelties against Hindus and Sikhs. When Gandhiji was questioned about justification for the fast, which was undertaken on the eve of meeting of United Nation Council where Pakistan’s representative would take advantage of it, Gandhiji’s reply was that “outsiders cannot distort the purpose of the fast, which is meant to bring sanity to all those who inhabit India and Pakistan”. (see page 334 Delhi Diary, Prayer Speech dated 15-1-1948). Thus Gandhi spoke lie, which was a very common habit with him. All the conditions laid down for breaking fast were for India and Hindus and Sikhs and none for Muslims and Pakistan. It may be added that Zafrullah Khan, Pakistan’s representative in UNO took full advantage of Gandhi’s fast, spoke for three hours in UNO and told, that Muslim population in a number of states in India has been completely wiped out and sarcastically told that “ I heard this morning, that there were actually two Muslims left in East Punjab.” India’s representative Ayyangar was afraid of telling the truth, see The Tribune. dt1.1.48.
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The contract marriage menace in Hyderabad (Organiser, 27.11.11); This is with reference to the article, ‘The contract marriage menace in Hyderabad’ by Shaina NC. The writer has put it as though the said practice is common among the Muslim community only. At the outset it maybe clarified that only a section of the ‘Shias’ among the community allow temporary marriage called ‘Muta’ h’. It is an age long practice prevalent among traders, travellers or students from Iran. Even there, it is a controversial issue. The Suni Muslim regard this practice as forbidden. The writer must be aware that out of customary wedlock marriages, called live-in-marriages are common in the country specially among Hindus of Gujarat. But it is ironical that the writer has not mentioned about them in the article. Why always criticise Muslims only?
—Tanveer Fatima, Sandesh Bhavan, Lakkad Kote, Chatta bazaar, Hyderabad-500 002
Are we serious about protecting the cow? (Organiser, 13.11.11); The article is no doubt informative and educative. The author Dr Vallabhabhai Kathiria has put an immense efforts in bringing out the write-up. He has rightly said that since time immemorial cow is considered to be sacred and since Hindus and believers of Vedic philosophy knew the social, economic and spiritual importance of the cow—she was considered as member of the family in ancient times. Gradually the real importance was forgotten and worshipping continued and finally it turned into a myth. If this trend continues, a day is not far off when cow and her progeny will become extinct. This problem is basically coming up because people don’t realise the importance which the cow is playing in eco-cycle, environment, soil fertility besides giving milk and medicinal products. Counselling is utmost necessary in such a situation. This can prove to be a herculean task and any NGO alone will not be able to bear this bunden entirely. Respective State governments should work hand-in-hand with NGO’s in protecting cow culture and cow protection laws. I felt very happy to learn that RSS and its associated organisations are doing exemplary work for cow protection.
—Seturam Aspari, [email protected] rediffmail.com
A concerned worker Let me congratulate Advaniji for his untiring efforts for the party. I am writing this letter to voice the feelings of many of our workers who are confused and looking with the bewildered eyes if our nation is progressing or deteriorating. A report ‘Crime in India — 2010’ publication of National Crime Records Bureau, published recently, by the Home Ministry is shocking. In comparison to 1970 the increase in murders is 240 per cent , rapes by 791.5 per cent, kidnapping and abductions by 630.7 per cent and riots by 229.1 per cent. This deteriorating law and order situation is the result of faulty system of governance. On economic front situation is no better. The gap between rich and poor is drastically getting wider. Rising prices and inability to control it, are the result of faulty economic system. Corruption is not only restricted to government employees and rulers. It has penetrated deeply in the social fabric also. In the name of free democracy we tolerate and encourage the vulgarity in TV and films. Can we enjoy such shows with our children? The answer is in controlling such power centres by developing new system i.e. Bharatiyakaran (Indianisation) of governance and economy.
—Dr KK Desai, Surat
National interest cannot be compromised at any cost It is ridiculous that despite of the fact that the statement of Advocate Prashant Bhushan on J&K was 101 per cent against the national interest and pro Pakistan Anna Hazare shielded him by saying that it was his personal view. In other words he too defended his anti-national stance. It is most pitiable that Bhushan is ignorant about the assurance given to the nation by the Congress Party during the Partition of motherland. It had stated that Partition (creation of Pakistan)was a temporary measure. Truncated India will be converted in to united India soon i.e. (Akhand Bharat). It’s pledge went in the mid-air. Mr Bhushan should bear in the mind that not only J&K is an integral part of India but also entire Pakistan and Bangladesh too. India’s map cannot be completed without Pakistan and Bangladesh. National interest cannot be compromised at any cost. Under the circumstances how can Anna Hazare allow Mr Bhushan to continue as his team member. He should be sacked at once. If not, Anna may loose his credibility. Prashant Bhusan should be prosecuted under the charges of sedition.
—Sridhar v Kulkarni, Kalyan (west) Maharashtra
Nehru: A worshipper of Mother India (Organiser, 20.11.11) The learned and highly respected columnist Shri MV Kamath’s critique of the book Jawaharlal Nehru : Years of Struggle published by the National Book Trust, appears to be incomplete as he could not show the other side of the coin. Nehru, no doubt a great personality of his times, but he had so many shortcomings in his character which came on the floor at the time of his being promoted as President of the Indian National Congress by Gandhiji who relegated Sardar Patel, the rightful person nominated by all the Provincial Congress Committees except one, which was in favour of Dr Rajendra Prasad and that too was withdrawn by Rajendra Babu himself in favour of Patel. Thus the fate of this eternal nation was sealed. Gandhiji’s this uncalled intervention in the process, proved him to be a ‘Dictator’ at heart and biased at mind. Nehru proved utter failure as ‘Prime Minister of Interim Government of India’ and also as ‘Prime Minister of Government of vivisected India’. He was the man who accepted the Partition of the country for his sensual hobnobbing with an English lady well known for flirting. Can anybody tell us the name of any leader of the world other than Nehru who butchered his country for his illicit connection with a foreign lady? Can a worshipper of a motherland ever tolerate such a sinful act like vivisection before his eyes? Nehru was not worshipper of Mother India as he never worshipped Mother India, instead he was a sinner and proved to be a curse for this eternal Hindu nation. All the recent problems are the creation of his blunders committed as Prime Minister throughout his tenure learning no lesson from his past follies which have proved fatal for us and are still haunting the remaining part of the country. Had it been any other race other than Hindu what would have been done to him for his such anti-national acts can easily be guessed.
—Anand Mishra ‘Abhay’,
Sanskriti Bhawan, Rajendra Nagar, Lucknow-226 004
Congress’ Captain lauds Narendra Modi’s business model Narendra Modi may well have many detractors across the country, but his development tactics have found an ardent supporter in Punjab Congress.Captain Amarinder Singh who is the head of Punjab Congress feels Gujarat’s growth model may suit Punjab as well. I was happy to learn that Captain said industrial growth is imperative for Punjab’s progress and if Congress comes to power he’ll adapt Gujarat’s model in Punjab. The single-window system he said suits businessmen as they approach the authorities in the morning and get all approvals done by the evening. But in Punjab the approvals, paper-work and red-tapism ensures that the same day process takes atleast 15 days.
—By email: [email protected]
Pakistan Hindus seeking visa extension in India It refers to the blunt inhuman denial by the Indian government to the request of extension of visa to some Pakistani Hindus presently on a limited time pilgrimage visa to India. Can Indian government ever imagine the fate of these Pakistani Hindus on their return to Pakistan? They are liable to be treated in a more inhumanly manner because of their courage to raise voice in India against atrocities on them in Pakistan. Since ruling Congress accepted two-nation theory based on religion at the time of country’s Independence in the year 1947, it is morally duty-bound to take care of minority Hindus left in Pakistan. A recent RTI response reveals that Indian government will not intervene in pitiable situation of Hindus in Pakistan because of the Shimla-Agreement of 1971 even though there is no direct reference about Pakistani Hindus in that agreement. Otherwise also, after Pakistan having broken terms of Shimla Agreement both in letter and spirit repeatedly, there remains no sense that Indian government should ignore plight of Pakistani Hindus in such an inhuman manner.
—SUBHASH CHANDRA AGRAWAL, 1775 Kucha Lattushah, Dariba, Chandni Chowk, Delhi: 110 006