(Organiser, 14.7.2013); This is with reference to the front page article ‘Which encounter is more dangerous?’ in Organiser. Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde is reported to have said that he cannot disclose Headley's remark on Ishrat due to an agreement with the FBI of the US. However, Shinde cannot escape his responsibility and must keep his words to find out whether Ishrat Jehan was really connected to the ISI’s Lashkar-e-Toiba that was involved in many terror attacks in India. The revelation is extremely important since a section of people, not honest to the principle of secularism enshrined in our Constitution,
have been spreading the rumour that Ishrat was killed because she was a Muslim. Even the Gujarat Magistrate S P Tamang had said in his report, subsequently stayed by the Gujarat High Court, that she was
killed because she was a Muslim. No sane person believes in this canard as there are so many other Muslims walking fearlessly around in our country and there is no reason why anybody should choose only Ishrat as his target. The Intelligence Bureau Chief Asif Ibrahim told the office of Prime Minister and Home Minister of India that the Bureau had enough evidence to prove that Ishrat was a part of a LeT, module which planned to kill Narendra Modi and Lal Krishna Advani.
K G Acharya, 21/33 Sagar Apartment, New Link Road, Near Lokhandwala Cx., Andheri (W), Mumbai : 400 102
Hindu vote-bank is the need of the hour The opinion of Dr Subramanian Swamy that Hindu vote-bank is the need of the hour is 100 per cent correct. Our country is a democratic country, which means the rule of the majority. Though the Hindus are in majority, all the so-called secular parties in our country are rather competing vigorously with each other for pampering only the minorities. They never bother about the majority community for the fear that if they do so, they maybe labeled as a communal party and shall be devoid of the minority votes. The main reason for such neglect of the majority community by the so-called secular parities is due to the fact that the majority community is badly and intentionally divided on the basis of caste such as Brahmin, Kshatriya, Rajput, Yadav, Scheduled Caste & Scheduled Tribe and so on. The majority community never tried to be one as 'Hindus', like Muslims and Christians. This attitude of the majority community has rather reversed the definition of democracy in our country and it actually means the rule by and for the minorities and not at all for the majority. For which only majority community is to be blamed and nobody else. The Hindu vote-bank is the need of the hour. Let us strive for that before it is too late.
PS REDDY, D/99 Sector One, Devendranagar,
Raipu :492 009
Development and Good Governance (Organiser, 23.6 2013):Apropos to the front page article ‘Development and Good Governance' in Organiser. The message from Goa is much awaited dream of electorate. What we find that every day there is a some scandal coming to light involving top leaders of UPA-II, even at international level this Government has got a very bad name. Be it a matter of national resources or defence deal or globalisation every where UPA has planned foul game and got a very very bad name. The aim of NDA is to create a 'Congress free Bharat'. It means 'Corruption and treason free Bharat' and masses have welcomed it. As the time passes the popularity of Congress is going to erode and they may not get even 100 seats including the seats of alliance. Congress has a simple political policy 'Divide and Rule' and 'Rule and Loot'. Nowhere they want to show patriotism, loyalty, honesty, sincerity to the nation that they are ruling. Now since the electorate is awakening and incumbency is on rise. NDA stands for nationalistic values, patriotism and good governance has been their all time policy. NDA is known for sincerity, honesty, and dedication. When vikas purush Narendra Modi was elected by the BJP Party at the Goa meeting as Chairman of Party's Central Election Campaign Committee anti-national forces got a shock. To create confusion and spoil image of this great patriot, Narendra Modi UPA has purchased media and they are misleading nation by creating and exposing illusionary rift among BJP but electorate is not the same old innocent mass to be carried away by this foolish propaganda.
Smt. Suhasini Pramod Valsangkar,
Indians have a warped sense of secularism (Organiser, 14.7.2013); Shri MV Kamath’s article 'Indians have a warped sense of secularism' in Organiser is thought provoking. A slowing economy, inflation, corruption and many other social problems are already confronting us and to add to our misery, there is a continuous threat from Muslims. Why were Muslims not flushed out from Bharat when Pakistan was formed? Now we are feeling the heat. They have torn our peaceful social fabric, our way of life destroying Hinduism, which as Shri Kamath rightly says our religion gives us, “Widest freedom to every Hindu to think for himself.” Who is running the show Mr PM? Muslims? As Shri Kamath says the post of Vice-President, Minister for External Affairs and many other important and sensitive posts are headed by the minority community. Was there any agreement during Partition between the then PM and Jinnah that Bharat will continue to be a haven for Muslims, giving all facilities to them at the cost of others? Can Shri Narendra Modi pull us out of this muck and mire and take us on the right track of peace and progress? A diffident PM and an unapproachable Italian if elected again, we the citizens of Bharat are to be blamed.
Shanta Dyuthikar, 39, 15 Cross, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru
Secular nationalism should prevail over Communal Secularism (Organiser, 28.7. 2013); This refers to ‘Secular Nationalism' should prevail over 'Communal Secularism’ by justice Dr M Rama Jois, in Organiser. He has stated that “Secularism and equality are two elements or pillars constituting the basic structure of our Constitution.” He has also quoted from ancient Hindus literature, that “a king (State) should give support to all without any discrimination”. The article is scholarly but there are many other related issues, which need serious consideration. Why this secular nationalism should give any benefit to the Muslims, who have already created their separate homeland? Not only that, Muslims have liquidated practically entire Hindu and Sikh population from their homelands of Pakistan and Bangladesh. Indian Constitution appreciated by Dr Jois is anti-Hindu and anti-national as it gives more than equal rights to the Muslims, who do not have any claim over truncated India and no right to be citizen of India.
Anand Prakash, 72/Sector-8, Panchkula: 134 109
Why people are after Modi? The entire “secular” press, the Congress-led UPA II and the non-BJP Opposition is gunning for Narendra Modi for his puppy and Hindu nationalist remarks. To these “self- practitioners of secularism” I would like to ask the following questions: Why the State of Jammu & Kashmir and large parts of N-E India have been officially declared as disturbed areas? Are they not aware of the fact that in both these parts of the country, Hindus have been reduced to a minority? Why these “secular” scientists kept mum when in independent India, Mallapuram, a district in Keral, was carved out exclusively as Muslim-majority district?
Arun Malankar, [email protected]