(Organiser, 9.2.2014); I would like to congratulate Prafulla Ketkar for the editorial titled ‘Boomeranged’. The editorial is comprehensive. You have rightly said ‘Creating the ghost of secularism under threat’ seems to be the strategy of decimating Congress. It has been rightly mentioned in the editorial that the ‘natural leader’ is neither naturally tuned to cultural psyche of Bharat nor a leader who can connect to the imagination of the contemporary India. The Indian Constitution is in danger and inclusive fabric of India is under threat has been the crying call of all the pseudo-intellectuals who forget that India is inclusive because it is culturally Hindu. The real issues of decisive leadership, national security, inclusive growth, corruption free society and pride and participation of the common masses in rebuilding the nation are neither surveyed nor discussed, by the oldest party. As you rightly said, ‘India needs thinking of India first’.
CBD RAO, 39,15th Cross Road, Malleshwaram: 560 003
Chidambaram: The angrezThe Finance Minister P Chidambaram crossed the limits of courtesy and decorum when he said that “he cannot understand the English spoken by a bureaucrat and wanted him to speak in Hindi which his officers would translate for the Finance Minister. He repeated the statement over and over again in a ‘tone and tenor’ that was humiliating,” the top bureaucrate said.(See Deccan Herald, 13.2.2014) It is equally surprising in my opinion and revealing too that FM does not understand Hindi and his officers had to translate it. Is it not mandatory for a senior Minister in the Central Cabinet to understand Hindi, our national language? Perhaps queen’s English with a British accent is what is required by this Minister, even after they have quit. Sixty six years since they left the Indian shores. This sort of behaviour which of late has become common runs counter to public perception—the aam aadmi. Many of the Ministers come through the backdoor—Rajya Sabha an easy gateway to get away and get into the Cabinet, since the electors will certainly not vote for them. Bureaucrats who were considered to be the steel frame of the Government once upon a time are being belittled and reduced to chamchas. Only God can save us from such a Government which will meet its Waterloo in the 2014 elections.
Shanta Dyuthikar, 39, 15th Cross Malleshwaram Bengaluru: 3
Tipu Sultan: Making Hero out of Barbarian(Organiser, 9.2.2014); This refers to ‘Tipu sultan: Making Hero out of Barbarian’by Kiran Kumar s in Organiser. There is nothing new for the Congress, in displaying tableau of a Muslim fanatic like Tipu Sultan on January 26, 2014. He had destroyed Hindu temples and even Christian churches, committed cruelties on innocent Hindus. This has also been the tradition of Congress. Gandhi,who they call Mahatma and Father of the Nation, was also in the habit of doing the same. Only two typical examples would be sufficient to prove their negative attitude towards the Hindus. Moplas, the Muslims of Malabar in South India, butchered 2,500 innocent Hindus and converted to Islam 20,000 Hindus, by force, in 1923, after the failure of Khilafat Movement. Gandhi addressed to them by saying “My brave Mopla brothers” as if killing of Hindus was an act of bravery. Secondly, secondly Swami Shraddhanand, who was closely associated with Gandhi in freedom struggle, was assassinated by a Muslim fundamentalist Abdul Rashid on December 23, 1926. Gandhi wrote a letter, addressing him as “Pyare Bhai Rashid”(i.e. dear brother Rashid). When that killer was arrested and sentenced to death by the British Government, Gandhi immediately petitioned to Viceroy for clemency. And lastly, when a tableau of Swami Shraddhanand was proposed by the BJP/Jan Sangh ruled Delhi Corporation for display on January 26,it was rejected on the ground that Swamiji was a victim of communal fights and disliked by the Muslims. Later on a statue of Swamiji was installed by the BJP at Chandni Chowk, Delhi. We can see that British Government was far better than Gandhi and Congress in the matter of giving justice to the Hindus. Certainly, Gandhi was more dangerous than Jinnah and Congress is more dangerous than Muslim League in harming Hindus. Congress must be wiped out in 2014 Lok Sabha elections to ensure Narendra Modi as our next Prime Minister.
Anand Prakash, 72/Sector: 8, Panchkula: 134 109
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It appears that the author has not referred to the history completely. Before saying anything about Tipu Sultan, I wish to ask a basic question about monarch rulers, as to which popular King was not barbaric. Take Ashoka,who slayed thousands in Kalinga War or take Krishnadevaraya, though he claimed as a Hindu King of a Hindu empire called ‘Vijayanagar’ and protector of Hindus and Hindu culture, physically killed many Hindu priests in South western Karnataka region. Many more such kings can be pointed out, but the mute question is that the intention behind such barbaric act should be understood. When the history says that various Kings have committed barbarism for various reasons, why blame only Tipu? He can be considered as another ruler involved in arbitration of many disputes and differences of Hindus within them, who are even today engrossed so. Just by punishing a wrong doing whether he is a Hindu or a Muslim one cannot conclude Tipu as barbaric. Again it is abruptly wrong to call Tipu an anti-Hindu, he has not only developed temples at Sringeri and Sri Rangapatna but many more. How can any one conclude him to be anti-Hindu?