The Many Facets of a Diplomat’s Life (Organiser, 2.6.2013); This refers to comments in Organiser under the heading ‘The Many Factes of a Diplomat’s Life” by MV Kamath, on a book, Walking with Lions; Tales from a Diplomatic Past written by K Natwar Singh. It has been mentioned by Shri Kamath, rather gleefully, that “Natwar has a high regard for Indira Gandhi, who could put anybody in his place, as once she did to Nixon—who hated her guts.” Shri Kamath might be correct, but what is the use of such guts, if they are never used for the national cause, but only to satisfy her personal ego. I would quote only one example, to show, how Indira Gandhi refused to show her guts for national and humanitarian causes. Our brave Armymen captured whole of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) and also captured as prisoners 93,000 Pakistani brutes who had slaughtered 30 lakh people, mostly Hindus and raped 5 lakh Hindu girls and women in East Pakistan. These figures of 30 lakh and 5 lakh are not just superficial statements made by Government of Bangladesh against Pakistan but are cent per cent true. Where were Indira Gandhi’s guts at that time to punish those 93,000 criminals? On the other hand, she entertained these criminals with very good food, far better than, what our soldiers get. Not only that, she sent them to Pakistan after giving to each of them a copy of ‘Koran with honour as present, as if they had done a meritorious job of slaughtering men and raping women, all Hindus. Again, she gave to Bangladesh even CHT(Chittagong Hill Tract) a big region which had 97 per cent Buddhist Chakmas, who were never happy to be with Pakistan/Bangladesh. Why she did not use her guts to keep CHT with India or a free region protected by India.
72 Sector-8, Panchkula: 134 109
Muslim hooliganism in Medinipur (Organiser, 9.6.2013); This is with reference to “Muslim hooliganism in Medinipur” published in Organiser. It is very disturbing to read about the conditions of Hindus in Bengal; who, every now and then, have to face Islamic jihad. What is more disturbing is near blackout of such news by our mainstream media; as if by turning a blind-eye towards such incidents we can overcome the whole problem. Attitude of police and government too is seriously condemnable. Infiltration of Bangladeshi Muslims, persecution of the Hindus in February this year and now the recent attacks on Hindu temples is sending serious warnings to the Hindu society. Veer Savarkar had once rightly said that if the Hindus care even a bit about what’s going on in the neighbouring village such problems would never arise. If we continue with our ostrich approach there’s hardly any doubt that soon Bengal will turn into another Kashmir.
Thatcher’s legacy has left a lasting impact (Organiser 26.5.2013); This is with reference to Dr Jay Dubashi’s article, ‘Thatcher’s legacy has left a lasting impact’ in Organiser. What is the legacy we are going to leave for the future generation? Bharat’s working age population is rising by about 12 million people a year. What about the work force that will spill out in the coming years? Dreams, aspirations, optimism and a sense of pride that we are Bharatvasis, seem to be just a mirage for these youngsters. Educational standards have fallen. Outdated methods in training the young people for skilled jobs, ill-prepared even to do rudimentary things and in many more fields the government has failed to bring in new reforms that have all given rise to doubts as to where our country is heading. Who can ever keep count of the skeletons that have tumbled out of the Congress cupboards in the last ten years. Grafts, scams wasteful use of resources, corruption during Commonwealth Games, coal scam 2G scam, many many more and now the IPL scam all indicate the abuse of power for personal gain in lacs and crores. Dr Dubashi goes on to say that Margret Thatchers’ courage came from her deep faith in religion and patriotism, while our muddled headed politicians go about crying hoarse about Bharat being a secular country. All their venom is spewed on Hinduism and no mention is made about patriotism which is the foundation stone on which a country is built. If only politicians had pride in building Bharat they would not have been so selfish and mean as to loot the country to fill up their coffers and this is a liability.
39, 13th Cross, Malleshwaram, Benguluru
Karnataka Cow Act-1964 Implementing the ‘Karnataka Prevention of Cow Slaughter and Cattle Preservation Act-1964’ as it is,will serve no purpose in protecting the cow wealth of the Karnataka State. Necessary updating and upgrading of the existing Karnataka Cow Act-1964,is utmost required. Factors such as penalty, punishment,bail/non-bail conditions,easy mode of corruption, etc. have become some of the major setbacks in implementing this Act effectively.The culprit can escape and go easy, without check due to the loopholes in this Act. Hence necessary amendments needs to be done in the existing Karnataka Cow Act-1964. Bull, Bullock and He-Buffalao should not be slaughter for atleast upto 16 years of age. Since,Bullock and He-Buffalao can be developed as draught animals which can save our petroleum products, keep our environment pollution free and generate jobs in rural area. Besides we can also obtain a huge quantity of manure from them. Government should not be worried about the occupation of certain people connected to the Bull and Bullock and He-Buffalo by imposing ban on slaughtering them.We find that the occupation of the people has been changing from time to time.And if the occupation of those people who are indulged in leather and beef businesses are changed nothing much harm will happen, they can be rehabilitated suitably,for the good cause.
SETURAM ASPARI, email:[email protected]
The riddle of the Indian voter (Organiser, 12.5.2013); Dr Jay Dubashi’s article, ‘The riddle of the Indian voter’ is interesting and stimulating. Yes it is the Indian voter who ultimately decides the fate. If the recent elections in the Karnataka State are any indication, it is the ‘bribe’ that the candidate offers to the voter that decides the vote. And the best thing is that it is the voter that talks the most about bribe and corruption. So it is the voter who starts the process of corruption in the process of governance by accepting bribe. So what is the solution for good governance. It is for the voter to decide. He should not accept bribe and should also have the power to withdraw a legislator from the seat, after say a year or so if he is not satisfied with the performance of the legislator. Dr Dubashi notes with admiration the systematic and business like methods of Margaret Thatcher, the first and only lady Prime Minister so far of Great Britian. As he says she changed the very mould of the British economy and took it to new heights. True the Indian economy is different. Will methodless madness solve India’s problems? Has the Indian voter have any thoughts on the matter? What inspired Margaret Thatcher were the following guidelines :
Your cannot strengthen the week by weakening the strong.
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
Margaret Thatcher, it is said, carried an old faded newspaper clipping of the above quotation of Abraham Lincoln in her handbag. Will our voters ponder over the thoughts that Mrs Thatcher found useful in her eleven years successful rule as Prime Minister of Britain.
CBD Rao, 39, 15th Cross Road, Malleshwaram Bengaluru: 560 003
Media should not divide Hindus Highly objectionable and disgraceful act is committed by the media (both electronic and print ) during pre-poll surveys by dividing only the Hindu society into different castes and sub-castes. Right from the time of Independence such kind of condemnable act is in progress. Despite media has been bragging itself as an stunch advocate of secular policy and against castism, but its act is entirely adverse and absurd. It has chosen ‘caste’ as a basis to divide Hindu society into hundreds of castes and sub-castes. On the other hand the same media is not compartmentalising Muslims and Christians on the basis of castes and sub-castes. In Muslims and Christian community too there are castes and a number of sub-castes. For example Muslims are divided into Shias and Sunnis which are further divided. Similarly Christians are divided into Protestants and Catholics. Secondly despite Sikhs and Jains come under the purview of Hindus, as per the Indian Constitution, the media separates them from Hindu society, which deserves to be condemned.
SRIDHAR V KULKARNI,
Tilak Chowk, Kalayan, Maharashtra: 421 301