(Organiser, 18.1.2015); This refers to the editorial in Organiser titled ‘ Who is stereotyping Islam’. It has been aptly concluded that “It is neither Gujarat Police nor Hindutva philosophy , but the followers of political Islam, silent moderate Muslims and pseudo-secular intellectuals, who are stereotyping Islam.”It is a fact , that practically all the Muslims follow ‘political Islam’. Some are active terrorists in various degrees, some others are potential terrorists, and the remaining are passive or static sympathisers. In Bharat, Gandhi was the prophet of pseudo-secular intellectuals and promoted Nehru as his successor to give practical shape to anti- Hindu secularism in all the spheres of national life. Since they carried Hindu names they were more dangerous than Muslims. After every terrorist attack , the so-called seculars would immediately give a certificate that Islam teaches brotherhood. It was only Dr B R Ambedkar who was truthful and bold to tell that “ Brotherhood of Islam is not the universal brotherhood of men, it is brotherhood of the Muslims and for the Muslims only.”( See page 325 of his book Pakistan or the Partition of India).He also mentions on page 147 of the same book that the students and professors of the famous theological college at Deoband finished five recitations of the Quran and prayed—“ God Almighty may give Rashid a place in the seventh heaven.”This Rashid was the murderer of Swami Shraddhanand and was hanged by the British for the crime.
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Schools should become centre of Social Upliftment
( Organiser, 5.4.2015); This refers to the statement of Shri Bhaiyaji Joshi in Organiser that ,” Schools should become the centre of social upliftment,” in the News Round-up column, page 44. Infact in Bharat, ancient education was the centre of social upliftment in the name of ‘Gurukuls’. These Gurukuls not only used to impart knowledge but also incorporated the cultural values resulting in social upliftment. But in today’s education, things are going without cultural values except in those schools having a subject called ‘Moral Science’, then from where the social upliftment can take place? Any move to make it, by introducing various subjects in the school curriculum such as Gita study, Panchatantra, Jatak Tales etc., are treated as saffronising the education system. The need of the hour in our country is to totally revive and reform our education system and Indianise it , let us not call it as ‘Saffronisation’, since valuable scriptures of our ancient Bharat such as Gita, Ramayan, Mahabharat, Panchatantra and Jatak Tales etc are Bharat’s moral studies which can uplift our society socially.
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A new hope in J&K
Just six months after Jammu & Kashmir suffered its worst flood in half-a-century, parts of the State seem to be on the verge of being marooned yet again, as incessant rains lashed through the Valley. The resultant floods have already claimed 19 lives, and the death toll is expected to rise. However thankfully this time around, the State government led by the BJP and the PDP, seems to be more in control. For example, instead of waiting for the water to rise to the danger mark, it has taken several pre-emptive measures. Some 400 families have been moved to the safer places, control rooms have been set up across the Valley, and boats and sand bags made available to assist with the rescue operations. Moreover the State government has also been coordinating in an effective manner with the Union Government. The National Disaster Response Force is already on the scene with eight teams in the Valley, and more on standby. Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi is overseeing the operations with the help of Army, Navy and Air Force, all this is sharp contrast to the manner in which the situation was (mis) managed the last time by the Omar Abdullah led National Conference Government. At that time the entire State machinery had virtually collapsed and government officials were nowhere to be seen. As of now, fortunately, no politics has been played in the relief operations. Let’s hope it remains that way.
M C SHARMA, Kanpur