‘Poodle doodle’: Washout domestically, a spectre of ridicule internationally (Organiser 16.9.2012); The Washington Post has righty said that from being the architect of India’s economic reforms, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s image has given way to that of a “dithering, ineffectual bureaucrat presiding over a deeply corrupt government”. Infact the paper has done the right thing by not apologising when Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni asked for an apology from the paper. In a reply The Washington Post journalist Simon Denyer has rightly stated that, “We have nothing to apologise. We stand by the article”. Infact Ambika Soni’s reaction has surprised many because the article is neither scandalous nor defamatory. Infact, many Indian newspaper have been far more critical of American policies and President Obama or Americans have never bothered to take not of them. The paper has rightly quoted political historian Ramachandra Guha as saying that “ more and more he (Singh) has become a tragic figure in our history” as one fatally handicapped by his “timidity, complacency and intellectual dishonesty”. There is no doubt that under Manmohan Singh, economic reforms have stalled, growth has slowed sharply and the rupee has collapsed. But just, as damaging to his reputation is the accusation that he looked the other way and remained silent as his Cabinet colleagues filled their own pockets. In fact it is true that India’s economy has slowed and as its reputation for rampant corruption has reasserted itself, the idea that the country was on an inexorable road to becoming a global power has increasingly come into question.
MAHESH CHANDRA SHARMA, E-198, Pamki, Kanpur
Throw illegal Bangladeshi immigrants out of India wholesale (Organiser, 9.9.2012); This is with reference to Shri MV Kamath’s article ‘Throw illegal Bangladeshi immigrants of India wholesale in Organisr. The entire media was luke warm to a decade long Assam agitation carried out by the All Assam Students Union (AASU) for safeguarding their cultural entity and identity. This agitation was split and All Assam Minority Students Union (AAMSU) was formed by the then government taking away Muslim students. I feel AASU agitation was probably one of the most civilised and non-violent, but the powers that be, unleashed a very ruthless and barbaric trampling of these peaceful agitators. Assamese were then carrying out an agitation for a national cause to enlighten the rest of the country to defeat a thoroughly planned and meticulously organised demographic aggression on Indian soil. In 1971, we went into East Pakistan to contain heavy Bangladeshi exodus in our territory creating law and order, economic and security problems. That was our pretext. After liberation of Bangladesh the infiltration continued unabated. Swelling now to beyond five crore and having spread its tentacles in almost entire India as a permanent and potential threat to Indian economy and security. Our purpose in 1971 thus stands defeated. This post 1971 Bangladeshi infiltration was facilitated by lackadaisical approach of Border Security, their easy merger and acceptance on our side of the border being inhabited by co-religionist and dual definition of ‘Foreigners’ adopted by the then government. This aggressive and numerological superior Bangladeshi infiltration resulted in uprooting a large Assamese Hindu population living on Assam-Bangladesh border rendering them refugees in their own country. The infiltration is so intense in Assam that after a decade or so Assam may have a Bangladeshi Chief Minister. Such is the plight of Assamese people. Assam suffered but the rest of country remained a mute spectator. This Bangladeshi infiltration is already posing economic and security threat and will ultimately turn out to be a national catastrophy, with more than five crore Bangladeshis now scattered all over India. Present Bangladesh government has the audacity and temerity to openly deny any such infiltration and we are yet again a mute audience. With ‘Taliban’s’ now as our next door neighbours and Islamic terror nodules abundantly available this nation can ignore such infiltration at its peril only. We have enough festering sores created by lack of our statesmanship. We have not shown the courage to stand up for genuine national causes. Let us not be seen indifferent to the inalienable rights of Indian citizens whether in Assam or Jammu & Kashmir. Violence against perpetrators of violence cannot and should not be condemned. Meek or abject surrender to such violence is cowardice.
SUDARSHAN SHARMA, ‘Kayakalp’ Vivekananda Medical Research Trust, Palampur-176 062
Organiser’s Independence Day Special (Organiser, 19.8.2012);The Independence Day Special issue of Organiser, ‘Throw out UPA for nation’s sake’, brings no cheer to the Bharatiyas. TVR Shenoy’s, ‘Decline degradation and dissipation of the PM; Tarun Vijay’s ‘Assam: Agony of being a Hindu’; MD Nalapat’s ‘ From Mera Bharat Mahan to Maino Bharat’s Apman’ and many more bring out the care, concern, agony and sadness felt at the state of affairs prevailing in the country. These are the voices of not a few but of millions of Bharatvasis watching helplessly the decline and degradation of Bharat. We the people have to bow our heads in shame and take the blame too for this morass. The UPA has lost its way and playing the cover up game. Economy is in shambless. Only a section is getting richer and richer through nefarious means. Corruption written in capital letters fills up every nook and corner of the country. Why? The Centre has never understood or cared for the aam aadmi—why? Because it is focusing all its attention in spending precious time in planning and plotting ways to wriggle out of scams piling up day by day. Cold, calculative strategies resorted to by the UPA headed by an eminent , internationally renowned economist aided and abetted by a set of ministers who have no scruples and no love for their motherland.
SHANTA DYUTHIKAR, 39, 15th Cross, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru-3
Guruji foresaw Pakistan state as an evil. Now the world agrees (Organiser, 26.8.2012); This refers to ‘Guruji foresaw Pakistan State as an evil. Now the world agrees’ by Shri S. Gurumurthy in Organiser. He has gone in details, to prove his contention. From Hindu or Indian angle, creation of Pakistan was a necessary evil, was in the interest of the Hindus, if the Pakistan scheme was implemented in letter and spirit as envisaged by Jinnah. He had made statements a number of times, that after achievement of Pakistan, as an exclusive homeland for the entire Muslims of India, the truncated India called by him “Hindustan” would be homeland for the Hindus (he included Sikhs, Buddhist, Jains as Hindus), and there would be complete exchange of population. It was a very good and sensible proposal , and in the interest of the Hindus. Suppose, there was no Pakistan, the population of the Muslims, which was about 24 per cent in 1947, would have increased to about 40 per cent by this time. This can be very easily calculated by adding total population of the Muslims now in truncated India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. The Bangladeshi Muslims would have flooded the whole of India. With fractured Hindus, by this time Muslims would have captured power at the Centre, if not now must after a few years. We should be thankful to Jinnah and the Britishers, who gave truncated India as a homeland for the Hindus, with Congress representing the Hindus. Nehru and Congress leaders did act as representative of the Hindus at the time of Partition, but did treachery with the Hindus. Due to lack of awareness and foolishness of the Hindus, India was made Dharamshala or an inn by the Congress leaders, led by Gandhi, Nehru and Patel, etc. Thus, Pakistan was ultimately accepted, with lot of bloodshed, resulting in slaughter of ten lakh Hindus and abduction, rape and dishonouring of more than one lakh Hindu/Sikh girls and women. This could have been avoided, if we had accepted the Pakistan Scheme of Jinnah, in letter and spirit. With India (truncated) as homeland for the Hindus, it would have been very easy to tackle Pakistan, and even liquidate it for ever. We must understand, that Constitutionally Hindu India is the only remedy for all the ills now being faced by us.
ANAND PRAKASH, 72/Sector-8, Panchkula-134 109
For what we are waiting? Now that the highest court of law in the country has issued a verdict to execute Kasab the lone surviving terrorist of the Mumbai attack, I strongly feel that he will appeal the verdict and file a mercy petition before the President, who already has hundreds of such petitions lying before him, including that of Afzal. Kasab has been languishing in jail since his arrest in 2008 and in all these years crores of tax payers money has been spent on him. I am afraid that if he appeals to the President he will meet the same fate as that of Afzal i.e. he will continue to enjoy the VIP protection in prison with more of tax payers money being wasted to keep him safe. There should be no season for the President to grant a pardon or commute his sentence. This is important to make the enemies of India realise that we won’t tolerate any terror activity on our soil.
ARCHANA SHARMA, Flat No 5, Deep Vatika, Ratanlal Nagar, Kanpur
Declare financial emergency at once During the eight years tenure of Congress led UPA government at the Centre, nation is in a great-financial crises. National wealth has been plundered by the politicians, industrialists, cine actors, evaded their direct tax on large scale. Billions of the black money has been kept in Swiss Bank. Government of eminent economist PM had promised to bring down the prices of essential commodities in a span of 100 days from the date of power taken over by the UPA. But even after lapse of 1,100 days prices of essential commodities are still shooting up. In the regime of Congress government once prices goes up they never come down. Great scientist Sir Newton’s Law of gravitation has been proved wrong by our rulers. Corruption has become rampant in all fields. Common man like us have become desparate following sky rocketing prices of essential commodities. It has become difficult for them to meet both the ends and to survive. The peasants are unable to repay their loans obtained from banks and moneylenders. Consequently they have been committing suicide. Inspite of 65 years of Independence half of the Indian population is below poverty line. The employees of government and semi government organistions are demanding hike in their salary and bonus, on the other hand no care is being taken for staff of unorganised sector. The value of the Indian currency is impairing day by day. To purchase 1(one) USA dollar Indians will have to pay more than Rs 56. It may further go up. On the other hand nation is also facing big threat form Pakistan’s fake Indian currency racket which has indulged in destabilising Indian economy for the last-several years. The fiscal policy of the nation is on the very of bankruptcy. Under these circumstances the president of Indian can declare Financial Emergence as per provision of Article 360 of the Indian Constitution.
SRIDHAR V KULKARNI, Kalyan (West)-421 301 Maharashtra