Minority Rights and the Rights of the Minority (Organiser, 24.2.2013) This is with reference to the article titled, ‘ Minority Rights and the Rights of the Minority’, written by Joseph Pulikunnel, Director, Indian Institute of Christian Studies in Organiser. The learned writer clearly confirms the Hindu concept of truth, i.e., “Truth is one, but wise men call it by different names.” He states unambiguously in the very opening of his article, “Each religious community (in India) has a subculture within the cultural symphony of India. The sum of these subcultures is the beauty of Indian cultural mosaic.” It is this basic understanding of the Hindu ethos, that goes to make a Hindu of Hindustan what he is. In other words, Hindu is not a religion, as was dubbed by our erstwhile British rulers. Rather, any child of Hindustan (also identified as Indian) is a Hindu (or Indian), irrespective of his form of worship. While this article is also highly informative and enlightening, especially in regard to the explanation of Article 29 and 30 of the Indian Constitution, it serves as an eye-opener for layman like me. We are indebted to the author Shri Joseph Pulikunnel and the esteemed weekly Organiser for educating the public on the oft distorted and misrepresented sensitive subject of the minority rights.
KS IYER, Samskrit Bharati, Jhandewalan, New Delhi -110 055
Shinde plays for Hafiz Saeed (Organiser, 3.2.2013); This is with reference to the front page article ‘Shinde plays for Hafiz Saeed by Aditya Pradhan and related articles in Organiser. UPA(1) was Islamic vote-bank creation so also is UPA(II). We cannot expect any patriotic or pro-Hindu policies from them. The recent statement of Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde that the BJP and RSS are conducting terrorist training camps is a very calculative political game. It is through this game that Congress helps PoK terrorists in India to conduct their terror programmes and this is how Congress is Islamising India and making a strong Muslim vote-bank. Congress has got great love towards Pakistan and Bangladesh because these two are ‘Love twins’ of Nehru the greatest traitor the Congress has ever produced. Can any sensible national soul would believe that the RSS and BJP or any of their allied organisations are conducting terrorist camps or in any way working against the interest of the Indian community. But Congress through its purchased media is spreading this misinformation and defaming both the BJP and the RSS. I condemn these hate speeches of Shinde and feel that he should be booked for the offence and immediately be send to jail in the same way as MIM MLA of Hyderabad, Akbaruddin Owaisi was sent. I also feel that all the Hindus irrespective of caste and all such differences should unite and politically liquidate the Congress and eventually its rowdy team called UPA.
SUHASINI PRAMOD VALSANGKAR, Dilsukhnagar, Hyderabad:-110 060
Why not a special on Sathya Sai Baba How come Organiser has devoted the whole Republic Day Special to Swami Vivekananda but has never thought of devoting any special to Shri Sathya Sai Baba of Prashanti Nilayam and His accomplishments.
BRIJMOHAN THAPAR, E-16, Pushpanjali Farms, Bijwasan, New Delhi:-110 061
Pak must bring to justice perpetrators of crime or face consequences (Organiser, 3.2.2013);This refers to ‘Pak must bring to justice perpetrators of crime or face consequences’ by Shyam Khosla in Organiser. He has gone in detail and stated that “Pakistan’s very existence is based on hostility towards ‘Hindu India’, and that “Pakistan was formed by dividing India on the vicious Two Nation Theory”. He has also suggested that “India should respond militarily”. There are many leaders and people, who speak like this. But the facts are very much different, and full of bitter truths. Pakistan is not hostile to India to protect its existence, but is hostile due to teachings of hatred contained in Islam against kafirs of all varities. And everybody, except the Muslims is a kafir. Will Pakistan stop hostility, if it is assured of its existence? Certainly not. India returned all the areas almost unconditionally to Pakistan, which were captured by our soldiers during 1965 war. Again in 1971 war, India did not keep even an inch of East Pakistan, and gave to another Islamic country to form Bangladesh, and did not punish even one Pakistani criminal soldier guilty of slaughtering 30 lakh Hindus. What more proof Pakistan needs, that India is not interested in even an inch of its territory. Again Shri Khosla says “Vicious Two Nation Theory”. It was most sensible theory, given by Jinnah, and was in the interest of the Hindus, but all leaders, specially Gandhiji opposed it tooth and nail, even after getting ten lakh Hindus slaughtered by Muslims in 1947 in West-Pakistan alone. Exchange of population was an essential part of Two Nation Theory. Why it was not accepted, at least in 1947? All the Muslims would have gone to Pakistan. No problems related to Hindu-Muslim riots, no cow slaughter, no Ramjanmabhoomi problem, no vote-bank of Muslims, would have taken. I fail to understand, that even after creation of Pakistan, there is no wisdom. Now there is only one problem. How to make India a ‘Hindu India’. Constitutionally, by complete exchange of population.
ANAND PRAKASH, 72/Sector-8, Panchkula-134 109
AMU should stop anti-national activities Apropos Aligarh Muslim University students anti-India demonstration against hanging of Afzal Guru have exposed the real face of this government aided pioneer Muslim institute which had been an architect of Pakistan formation with the active support of Ahmedia and Punjabi Muslims. What type of education is being imparted there can be well imagined . Afzal Guru committed a very heinous crime by arranging attack on the Indian Parliament and he deserved the end which he met after thorough and prolonged court proceedings. Aligarh Muslim University desires to be disbanded and the proposals to make five more such universities, which would create five times more mess as created by present University should be dumped.