Organiser needs a drastic makeover The articles in Organiser are so well written that many of the write-ups by your contributors are memorable, a connoisseur’s delight, but unfortunately Organiser retains the old dispirited look of an aging hermit. Do you think that your readers are so down and out that they can’t afford a better priced, well packaged periodical which has an ideological rationale? A neat handy periodical with an attractive get up and a promising read in the bargain will fetch a better price and ads and will spread the message to a large number of people, the fence sitters.
Prof PC GURURANI, C5/3, First Floor Vasant Grand, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi-110070
Organiser 23.12.2012 This refers to the articles ‘Demonstration outside UN office in Delhi’ and ‘Grant refugee status and citizenship to Pak Hindus’, in Organiser dated 23.12.2012. Article 6 of the Indian Constitution deals with the “Rights of citizenship of certain persons who have migrated to India from Pakistan.” But, does not permit persons from Pakistan to become citizens of India after a specified date, which is commencement of the Constitution.
ANAND PRAKASH,72/Sector 8, Panchkula:-134 109
Salar Masud Ghazi, a murderous, invader, now a Sufi Saint! (Organiser, 16.12.2012); Apropos of a very objectionable article ‘Salar Masud Ghazi, a murderous, invader, now a Sufi Saint!’ in Organiser. I was saddened to read the most sacrilegious article in your esteemed weekly. The Sufi Saint lived more than a thousand years before and according to the writer of the article 80 per cent Hindus devotees come from far off places to pay homage, to that Saint. Is it because a large number of Hindus gathering, your writer’s Hindu conscience pricked? If you are so much conscious about the Hindu identity, you may kindly ask your reporter to visits Ajmer, Gulbarga, Nizamuddin (New Delhi), Mumbai, Ahmednagar, Nagpur, Hyderabad, Tiruchirapally where tombs of such saints are there and where a large number of non Muslim visitors come. At Hyderabad two soldier saints of Moghal army are buried and their tombs are attended by mostly politicians. Even BJP leaders bring robes and decorated cloth sheets to cover their graves. I have read in the history books that Ghazi Salar Masud Shaheed fought against the high handed atrocities over dalits and low castes and his ‘armed force’ had no foreign elements except these poor Indian masses. I see that the saint of Baharaich is still popular among them. Since saints love all human beings irrespective of cast and community, people are attracted toward them.
SHAKIL AHMED, 22-8-585, Lakkad Kote, Chatta Bazar, Hyderabad:-500 002
The menace of cattle smuggling to Bangladesh (Organiser, 16.12.2012); This refers to the article tiled ‘The menace of cattle smuggling to Bangladesh” by Asim Kumar Mitra in Organiser. Indiscriminate slaughtering and terminating the lives of the cattle will lead to grave consequences in nature. We have a ‘Eco-Cycle’ in the world and any move to disturb it will one day convert our fertile land into barren land. For example, what was Middle-East once upon a time, and what it is today? A sandy desert! Each and every animal especially the cattle in this world play an important role in keeping this ‘Eco-Cycle’ alive. Here I wish to highlight that cow and it’s family play a major role. Hence, let us wake-up and act fast before we face a doomsday.
SETURAM ASPARI, Email:[email protected]
Modi is the Winner (Organiser, 30.12.2012); The day dream of both Congress and GPP to oust BJP and its popular, powerful CM Narendra Modi from power has once again been shattered by the prudent electorate of Gujarat by bestowing 2/3 majority in Assembly polls to Shri Modi. Malacious campaign launched by the Congress, GPP, electronic and print media against Modi was also ignored by the voters. Congress was in illusion that GPP of Keshubhai Patel will cut BJP’s votes. Similarly Keshubhai was under the impression that anti-Congress and anti-BJP votes would easily be transferred to his GPP. Both had claimed to form the government on their own which was upheld by almost all the medias. But the result have belied all such calculations. In spite of this it is being said that victory in Gujarat was not victory of the BJP but was of Narendra Modi.
SRIDHAR V KULKARNI, Tilak Chowk, Kalyan (West) 421 301, Maharashtra
Congress Cash Transfer Hoax (Organiser, 9.12.2012);This is reference to the front page article in Organiser, ‘Congress Cash Transfer Hoax’. Just before elections Congress comes out with a latest abuse of power to win power. In 2008 elections it was ‘Farmers Loan Waiver Plan’ that neutralised all their misdeeds and misrule and they came to power comfortably. It was a Rs one lakh crore political gimmick. All this amount is still lying in banks suspense accounts since Central government has not reimbursed its share, thus banking industry was ruined to regain the power. Now in 2013 this political scandal has taken a new name and new shape. It is now called as ‘Cash Transfer Scheme’.
PRAMOD PRABHAKAR VALSANGKAR, Dilsukhnagar, Hyderabad:-500 060
Helpless youth protest on streets, moronic UPA charges with brute force (Organiser, 6.1.2013); Editorial of Organiser dated 6.1.2013 has dealt extensively regarding crime against women. “Starting with primary school level, children need to be taught to respect both the genders equally. This teaching and learning has to begin from home.” Similarly, Prime Minister has advised the HRD Ministry to focus on value education in schools (Indian Express, 1.1.2013). Here it is pertinent to write what Swami Vivekananda has said in 19th century, “Materialism from west will come and it is bound to come, but we have to save our values to fight against it’s evil effects on the society.” Actually the value education has to be given by mothers at home to infants about the sacrosanct relations between brothers and sisters, boys should be taught to respect ladies, young girls should be preached to dress up properly by mothers. A woman who adopts the materialistic value, cannot bring up her children to the expectation of society. Such children, when grow up remain self-centered and sychophants. So a woman has to be religiously self-disciplined so that she gets respect by all in family and relations. Similarly in schools there should be moral education, but not sex education, otherwise it will be hazardous.
HS MEHTANI, 89/7, East Punjabi Bagh, New Dehi:-26
Traitors will remain traitors Again, beheading and mutilating the body of Indian soldiers by Pak Army on January 8, 2013 is another barbaric act of Pak misdemeanour while the fight for justice for Capt. Saurabh Kalia whose body was mutilated after a brutal torture in captivity during Kargil War, is still going on as a violation of Geneva Convention. Understandably, the peace can never coexist between the two nations as a religiously ruthless and with an anti-Indian tirade, having three wars with India just in five decades and now a nuclear Pakistan possessing a parity militarily and diplomatically, lurking for another strike, will never let it happen till it trounces India. Moreover, the suspicious activities of Pak army across the border tells everything. Ostensibly, such social interactions and peace missions will pave the way for intruders and jehadis unleashing terrorism. We must not forget that ‘Kargil War’ was nothing but a result of peace missions and the earlier wars were also enshrouding the prior peace missions by our so-called messiahas of peace. How long we will go on chanting Indo-Pak peace slogans? Conclusively, I appeal to all the nationalistic forces and those fighting against terrorism to thwart such peace missions by the media men and the so-called culturists with their full might or else throw them across LoC.
D VERMA, Lucknow
With FDI, future of Bharatvasis is bleak The most recent news about FDI is that the Centre has approved proposals of 1.3k crore investment in downstream companies. What do you mean by downstream? Does that mean economy will go downstream and drown itself? Pharma firms will raise crores through issue of foreign currency convertible bonds. FDI seems to take giant steps covering the length and breadth of our country. There seems to be a disguised glee in FDI circles about their plans in India. Now to cap it all Play Boy clubs will be opened in our country. This is a destructive revolution unleashed by foreign investors and our so-called, internationally reputed economist at the helm of affairs does not understand that a crushing blow is being inflicted not only on small shop owners, neighbourhood stores but also in the economic and employment sector. It is a quicksand Mr PM into which you are dragging the country in by allowing FDI to takeover all the sectors and once you get into this quagmire three is no possibility of rectifying the grave mistake. The future for Bharatvasis is bleak. It is we people who will suffer not the greedy one per cent who care a damn for the aam aadmi.
SHANTA DYUTHIKAR, 39, 15th Cross, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru