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Should Obama cancel his visit to India? He would not. It is all about Modi`s so much so hyped Making in.In fact,it is all about making in a Hindu Nation free of non Hindus. RSS which chose Narendra Bhai Modi as the prime minister of India has declared to adjust demography to make Indian population One Hundred percent. What else should be treated as ethnic cleansing? What else should be racial apartheid? Palash Biswas

Should Obama cancel his visit to India? He would not.

It is all about Modi`s so much so hyped Making in.In fact,it is all about making in a Hindu Nation free of non Hindus.


RSS which chose Narendra Bhai Modi as the prime minister of India has declared to adjust demography to make Indian population One Hundred percent.


What else should be treated as ethnic cleansing?


What else should be racial apartheid?


Palash Biswas


Should Obama cancel his visit to India? He would not.


The Modi government and Obama administration are working to explore whether the US President can find time to visit Varanasi during his visit here next month.


why?


Do RSS and its government intend to convert the US President.

The prompt answer should be a determined NO.


But the real time social reality in India screams it may be!


ARe you ready for conversion to Hinduism ,Mr President?


Current status for Obama and US interest:Modi is facing a backlash for not doing enough to rein in hardline affiliate groups that have become emboldened in their pursuit of a Hindu-dominant agenda.


Never mind,Mr.President.The government of India would simply resolve it issuing some ordinances and government orders by passing the Parliament.


Mr.President! US interest have to be intact.Modi would take care.


But what about the dream you used to explain so many times while you got the helms and taking oath,you also did visit to a Church to bow before the altar.


I should not remind that you that you were talking about the racial apartheid practiced in United States of America.


You used the words,we can.America could and it won against racial apartheid when you were selected the first Black President of India.


You have not be concerned with the fate of second generation of reforms as the governance in India has been reduced to corporate lobbying and politics is all about corporate funding and economy is all about foreign capital.


We have no economy .We have no production system.


Thus,our prime minister opted for FDI raj and announced making in.


But we had a plural society hitherto.


But we had a democracy we had been boasting.


But we were the free citizens of people`s republic of India.


Hindu imperialism has killed the pluralism as it does not like either democracy or secularism.


America denied VISA to Narendra Bhai Modi and America proved to be liberal enough to welcome the prohibited man who became the leader of the Republic.


That Republic no more survives from the moment RSS,the remote control of this Indian government declared India a Hindu nation with an agenda of ethnic cleansing,calling for making India free of Islam and Christianity.


We have lost the democracy.


We have lost the Republic.


Sorry,Mr. President! We,the secular and democratic people of India has no reason to celebrate the republic day for which you have to come as the Chief Guest.


RSS which chose Narendra Bahi Modi as the prime minister of India has declared to adjust demography to make Indian population One Hundred percent.


What else should be treated as ethnic cleansing?


What else should be racial apartheid?


Personally,you Mr.President happen to be a Christian with Muslim root.

For RSS ,You are the enemy as Al Quaeda and Taliban see the US President.


What about your war against terror as the Hindu Imperialism and the flagbearers of Hindu Imperialism do lose as hell against entire Non Hindu population.


Is it not terror?


The emerging market is being reduced to be world on fire,a killing field.As Gujarat has seen!


Pardon me,the peace and harmony needed for investment and business have been lost in the war cries of Hindutva!


No business is possible in an environment of communal civil war launched by RSS and protected by the central government and the state government.


Please direct your media officials to table all the reports of pure hate campaign.


It is all about Modi`s so much so hyped Making in.In fact,it is all about making in a Hindu Nation free of non Hindus.


Media reports quote Sources in the government which said the Modi government is keen that a quick visit to Varanasi is squeezed into the schedule of the US President who will be the chief guest on the Republic Day.


Although the Obama administration seems to reciprocate the sentiment, the two sides are struggling to create room for the US president to travel to PM's Lok Sabha constituency because of his ' tight schedule' and logistical constraints.


Prime Minister Modi pulled off a big diplomatic coup when he persuaded Obama to be the chief guest on January 26.


Sources said the government's keenness to take the US president to Varanasi reflects the PM's view that engagements with foreign partners, existing as well as potential, need not remain a ' Delhi-centric affair' and go beyond deliberations between foreign ministry bureaucrats.


What should be your agenda for Varanasi,the ancient capital of Hindutva?


Would you like to visit the demolished Mosque in Ayodhya,Mr.President?


India has declared to side with Israel against Palestine,departing from of its history.


It is rather a shame for every democratic and secular Indian.


But it should please you as you have been never before and we may understand why you should be coming to India justifying and supporting the cause of a Hindu Nation!


But,we democratic and secular Indians have no reason to welcome you at this point.




For your kind attention ,I am quoting just one media report:


Bhopal: A day after Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat made a strong pitch for Hindu awakening and described India as a nation of the Hindus, senior Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Praveen Togadia on Sunday said that his assertion is like "gospel" for VHP.


Speaking at a convention here, Togadia asserted that the world was once inhabited by Hindus only, and that the right-wing organisation will make all efforts to increase the population of Hindus in India to 100 percent from 82 percent


"We will not tolerate the size of Hindu population to cut to half, we will not tolerate Hindus becoming a minority in the country," Togadia said addressing the function.

Reiterating VHP's opposition to 'Love Jihad', Togadia said it is a conspiracy against the Hindus and that his outfit wants to eradicated the social evil of caste from Hindu society.

The comments came close on the heels of the remark made by Bhagwat that those who were converted earlier could be allowed to go back to their traditional faith.

Bhagwat, in the Kolkata rally, had dared the Opposition to support the passage of the anti-conversion law to stop it all from happening.

He had also said those who were converted earlier could be allowed to go back to their traditional faith without using the much-criticised term 'ghar vapsi'.

However, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday made it clear that if people are converting voluntarily then there should be no issue in it, but if force is being used then state government should take action.



Mind you,Mr.President!

Modi refuses to face the Parliament on conversion issue


The conversion row rocked both houses of the Parliament again on Monday with the opposition protesting against the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his silence on the issue. The opposition taunted the PM for his absence saying he doesn't need 56-inch chest to come here.

"You don't need a 56-inch chest to come here, you just need a four-inch heart to come here," said Trinamool leader Derek O'Brien, referencing the PM's famous campaign.


"We are not running away from a discussion. We want a discussion on the issue of conversion. We want the PM to come to the house," said Derek in the Rajya Sabha.


Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Naresh Agarwal said he has submitted a notice to suspend all work and take up the debate.


Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, however, said that the notice cannot be admitted since the issue has already been raised once.


"…the debate is inadmissible since the debate has been taken up once," said Jaitley.


Members had slammed the government for not fulfilling its promises but going ahead with the 'Ghar Wapsi' agenda.


"They promised they will give farmer one and a half times returns for their input cost, they promised bringing back black money, and creating jobs. None of this was done but they are going ahead with reconversions," said SP leader Ram Gopal Yadav.


He was joined by other members, including Janata Dal-United leader Sharad Yadav and Left leader Sitaram Yechury.


Trinamool Congress leader Derek O'Brien said: "We are not running away from a discussion. We want a discussion on the issue of conversion. We want the PM to come to the house".


Congress leader Anand Sharma, meanwhile, said: "Opposition is not running away from a debate, it is the prime minister, who is shying away resulting in the deadlock."

Opposition members then trooped near the chairman's podium, displaying placards and shouting slogans.


As protests continued, Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien adjourned the house for the day.


The Lok Sabha was adjourned till 2.20 p.m. Monday following a protest by opposition leaders on the issue of religious conversions.


Soon after Congress member K.C. Venugopal raised the issue during zero hour quoting an incident from Kerala, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venakiah Naidu responded by saying that the government was nowhere involved in it.


Amid the din, the house was adjourned till 2.20 p.m.



Mind you NDTV reports a major breakthrough which should not be a breakthrough at all.


Here it is!


Why would you not cancel the visit,this explains very well.


Under a 2010 nuclear liability law, nuclear equipment suppliers are liable for damages from an accident, which companies say is a sharp deviation from international norms that put the onus on the operator to maintain safety.

REL


From the 1950s, when the United States was the only exporter of nuclear reactors, liability has been channeled to plant operators across the world.


India's national law grew out of the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster, the world's deadliest industrial accident, at a factory owned by US multinational Union Carbide Corp which families are still pursuing for compensation. (Also Read: India Warned Lashkar May Be Planning Strike For Obama Visit, Say Sources)


The law effectively shut out Western companies from a huge market, as an energy-starved country seeks to ramp up nuclear power generation by 13 times, and also strained US-Indian relations since they reached a deal on nuclear cooperation in 2008.


GE-Hitachi, an alliance between the US and Japanese firms, Toshiba's Westinghouse Electric Company and France's Areva received a green light to build two reactors each. They have yet to begin construction several years later, according to India's Department of Atomic Energy.


Even Indian suppliers refused to sell equipment until the law is amended or they can be sure they are indemnified against any liabilities.


"We are working fast to address the concerns of suppliers. We are working on a solution with the insurance companies," RK Sinha, Chairman of India's Atomic Energy Commission, told Reuters. (No Shadow of Vladimir Putin's India Visit on Barack Obama's Trip: US)


State-run reinsurer GIC Re is preparing a proposal to build a "nuclear insurance pool" that would indemnify the third-party suppliers against liabilities they would face in the case of an accident.


Under the plan, insurance would be bought by the companies contracted to build the nuclear reactors who would then recoup the cost by charging more for their services. Alternatively, state-run operator Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) would take out insurance on behalf of these companies.


Mr Sinha said New Delhi believed the insurance plan was the best option given how tricky changing the law would prove, and that the proposal should be ready within the next two months.


Details of the plan have yet to be thrashed out, and Mr Sinha said the government was considering how it would better capitalise NPCIL. (Also Read: Nawaz Sharif asks Barack Obama to Raise Kashmir Issue During India Visit)


GE declined to comment on the Indian proposal to offer insurance cover. Westinghouse said it needed more information before it could comment.


One Indian company said it was ready to return to the 2,800 megawatt Gorakhpur nuclear power project in the northern state of Haryana it abandoned, once the insurance cover is in place.


Moves to win over the Americans coincide with Russia's push to build more nuclear reactors in India.


Earlier this month, during President Vladimir Putin's visit, Russia's state-owned Rosatom said it would supply 12 nuclear energy reactors for India over 20 years, following two it has already built in the south of the country. (Russia Remains Our Top Defence Partner, Says PM Modi After Meeting President Putin)


G Balachandran, one of India's foremost nuclear affairs experts, said Russia appears to believe it can operate with the existing nuclear liabilities law without suffering a loss.


This week US and Indian nuclear affairs officials, as well as representatives from the NPCIL Ltd, Westinghouse and GE-Hitachi met to advance implementation of the nuclear deal, an Indian foreign ministry official said.


The group is meeting again early next month, before Obama arrives, to move the discussion forward.


Creating the insurance scheme to help projects get off the ground is GIC's "top priority", chairman Ashok Kumar Roy said in an email, although he cautioned that the timing, coverage and level of participation were yet to be finalised.

http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/ahead-of-obama-visit-india-works-for-a-major-breakthrough-report-638023



Indian Express reports:

The high-octane 'Make in India' campaign, which was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech followed by a mega inaugural event, will now make an appearance on Republic Day as well.

The department of industrial policy and promotion (DIPP) is planning a 'Make in India' tableau that will cruise along Rajpath in New Delhi on Republic Day.

US President Barack Obama will be the chief guest at the 66th Republic Day celebrations. India is keen on roping in the United States as a key partner in its agenda to make the country a manufacturing hub.

DIPP has floated a tender for the tableau, which has to be fabricated before January 11, 2015.

According to a source related to the development, the tableau will feature some of the prominent manufacturing sectors of the country such as automotive, oil and gas, food processing and textile and apprel. The tableau will reflect the best among the 18 sectors identified in the 'Make in India' campaign.

"The aim is to showcase our strength and policies in various important sectors to the foreign companies to project India as the next manufacturing hub. We are already in the process of expediting work on Make in India," the source told The Indian Express.

The tableau might just be the 'wow' factor needed to inject momentum into the campaign that has been faltering since its glitzy launch on September 25, with the who's who from global corporations in attendance.

The government has since been under criticism for not being able to tap the interest generated by global investors and attract multinational companies to commit investments in manufacturing facilities.

Later this month, the DIPP is convening a strategy meeting with various ministries and departments, which would be chaired by Prime Minister Modi.

In attendance at the December 29 meeting will be secretaries of all sectors which are a part of the campaign including oil and gas, energy, capital goods, railways, food processing, textiles and apparels, airport and port, auto and auto components and micro, medium and small enterprises.

"The secretaries will have to make a short, say five minutes, presentation to the Prime Minister explaining what has their department planned on improving the manufacturing sector and ease of doing business in their respective sectors. These presentations will have to be translated into work as soon as possible," the official said adding that finance minister Arun Jaitley will be the chief guest at the workshop.

Also attending would be the cabinet secretary and principal secretaries of industry departments of states.

- See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/business/business-others/modi-to-wow-obama-with-make-in-india-tableau/#sthash.yBY9ufx2.dpuf


दिल्‍ली में सांस्‍कृतिक मंच के गठन के बारे में अगला फैसला -- कविता कृष्‍णपल्‍लवी

-- कविता कृष्‍णपल्‍लवी

 

9 अक्‍टूबर को मैंने फेसबुक के माध्‍यम से दिल्‍ली में साझा सांस्‍कृतिक सरगर्मियों, वैचारिक आपसी बातचीत और जन सरोकार से जुड़े मुद्दों पर सार्थक हस्‍तक्षेप के लिए एक मंच के गठन का प्रस्‍ताव रखा था (उस पोस्‍ट को मैंने दुबारा आज शेयर कर दिया है)। इस प्रस्‍ताव पर ढेरों सकारात्‍मक प्रस्‍ताव मिलने के बाद अगली पोस्‍ट 13 अक्‍टूबर को डाली, जिसमें संयोजन समिति के लिए नाम प्रस्‍तावित करने का अनुरोध किया गया था और मंच के नाम पर सुझाव भी माँगे गये थे (उस पोस्‍ट को भी आज मैंने दुबारा शेयर कर दिया है)।

अ‍ब, पर्याप्‍त समय लेकर विचार-विमर्श के बाद कुछ और निर्णायक कदम। ज्‍यादातर साथियों की राय बनी कि मंच का नाम 'अन्‍वेषा' रखा जाये। अत: मंच का नाम रहा: अन्‍वेषा

संयोजन समिति के लिए जिन नौ साथियों के नाम प्रस्‍ताव के तौर पर आये, उनसे बात चीत के बाद इन साथियों के नाम अन्तिम रूप से तय किये गये :संदीप संवाद(@sandeep samwad)आनन्‍द सिंह)(@anand singh) और राजकुमार(@raj kumar)। ये साथी क्रमश: दिल्‍ली, गाजियाबाद और गुड़गाँव में रहते हैं और फेसबुक पर मौजूद समानधर्मा साथियों के लिए परिचित नाम हैं। संयोजन समिति के संयो‍जक, यानी मंच के मुख्‍य संयोजक की भूमिका मेरी रहेगी।

अगले वर्ष जनवरी के महीने से मंच अपनी गतिविधियों की शुरुआत कर देगा। हमारा विचार  है पहले युवा कवियों के काव्‍यपाठ के एक आयोजन का। सभी साथी नाम सुझायें तो बेहतर होगा। यह तो तय ही है कि अवसरवादी ''वाममार्गी'', ओहदे-वजीफे-तमगे-इनाम-एज़ाज़-बख्शिश वगैरह के लिए दिल्‍ली से भोपाल, भोपाल से रायपुर, रायपुर से लखनऊ, लखनऊ से पटना, पटना से शिमला... उड़ते रहने वाले रंग-बिरंगे पंछियों की (जिनमें लाल कलँगी व लाल चोंच वाले भी शामिल हैं) यहाँ कोई जगह नहीं होनी चाहिए।

मंच आगे 'मीडिया, सत्‍ता और वर्चस्‍व की राजनीति', 'भाषा, शिक्षा और मानसिक अनुकूलन', 'सत्‍ता, समाज और लेखकीय दायित्‍व' जैसे कुछ विषयों के अतिरिक्‍त सोशल मीडिया, हिन्‍दुत्‍ववादी कट्टरपंथ के सांस्‍कृतिक-सामाजिक आयाम, नवउदारवादी दौर की संस्‍कृति के विविध पक्षों, इतिहास से जुड़े विषयों, साहित्‍य-कला की वैचारिकी के विविध पहलुओं आदि  पर विचार गोष्‍ठी, अधिकारी विद्वानों के साथ वार्ता, परिसंवाद, कार्यशाला आदि का आयोजन करेगा। रचना गोष्ठियों का आयोजन नियमित रूप से किया जायेगा। साथियों से जितने सुझाव आये हैं उनके आधार पर इतना लिख रही हूँ। हमारी पुरजोर अपील है कि मंच के कार्यक्रमों के विषय और स्‍वरूप के बारे में आप अपने विचार हमें भेजें। फिलहाल मेरे मेसेज बॉक्‍स में या ई- मेल(kavita.krishnapallavi@gmail.com)पर भेजें। जल्‍दी ही हम मंच का अलग से पेज बना लेंगे और ई-मेल पता भी।

नये साल में हम नये उत्‍साह और संकल्‍प के साथ नयी शुरुआत करेंगे। हमारे सरोकार और हमारी प्रतिबद्धता का यदि तक़ाजा है तो प्रतिकूलतम परिस्थितियों में भी, अतीत की बहुतेरी विफलताओं के बावजूद, बहुतेरी समस्‍याओं के बावजूद, नयी शुरुआतें तो करनी ही पड़ेंगी। आखिरकार, उम्‍मीद ही तो एक ऐसी चीज़ है जो जिन्‍दा लोगों के लिए कभी बूढ़ी नहीं होती है। उम्‍मीदें तो पुनर्नवा वनस्‍पति के समान होती है।

अब गढ़वाल की बारी....


अब गढ़वाल की बारी....
14-15 दिसम्बर की बर्फबारी का दंश कुमाऊवासी अभी झेल रहे हैं. लगभग दो दर्जन लोगों ने जान गँवाई. सैकड़ों के हाथ-पांव टूटे. बागेश्वर जैसे नगर में अब जाकर विद्युत् व्यवस्था सुचारु हुई है तो कपकोट के अंदरूनी क्षेत्रों में कब बल्ब जलेंगे, गणित का एकिक नियम लगा लीजिये. मंत्री और मुख्यमंत्री अपने संरक्षण में रह रहे अपराधियों को बचाने और ठेकेदार व माफियाओं को दाल-रोटी मुहैय्या कराने की जुगत में लगे हैं तो अधिकारी मौका ताड़ कर अपना बैंक बैलेंस बढ़ाने में. पटवारी हड़ताल पर हैं तो ग्रामीण क्षेत्रों की सुध लेने वाला रहा कौन है ?
मौसम विभाग की मानें (वैसे मौसम विभाग ही कौन सा विश्वसनीय है, वहाँ भी वही हरामखोर बैठे हैं) तो अफगानिस्तान के ऊपर विक्षोभ फिर बन गया है जो 23 ता. को गढ़वाल में कुछ करिश्मा कर सकता है. कुमाउं में आते-आते तो शायद उसकी कमर टूट जाये.
....तो अपनी तैय्यारी कर लीजिये और जैसी सलाह पिछले मुख्यमंत्री विजय बहुगुणा दे गये थे, भजन-कीर्तन शुरू कर दीजिये. सरकार-प्रशासन जब अगोचर हैं तो उनकी ओर देखने का क्या फायदा ?

RSS firebranded Hindutva leading outfit has declared that Modi is the saviour of Hinutva!

RSS firebranded Hindutva leading outfit has declared that Modi is the saviour of Hinutva!

Palash Biswas

Media reports claim that the prime Minister of India is very annoyed with RSS agenda of Hinutva and he is said to have offered his resignation.On the other hand,RSS firebranded Hindutva leading outfit has declared that Modi is the saviour of Hinutva.


Which is the truth?


While his party is still figuring out how to tackle the growing influence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP across the nation, senior leader Digvijaya Singh seems to have found the issues that he knows will bring about the downfall of the NDA regime .... believes in that, then he should firmly tell the VHP, Bajrang Dal and Dharm Jagran Manch, all organisations of the Sangh (RSS), and also restrain BJP MP's like Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, Yogi Adityanath and Sakshi Maharaj not to give provocative statements.

"It is said that PM Narendra Modi expressed his displeasure with VHP leaders about Saturday's event," said a VHPfunctionary on condition of anonymity. However, VHP international president Pravin Togadia told TOI that no fresh instruction has been issued!


In Bhopal, a day after RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat described India as a "Hindu rashtra", senior Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Praveen Togadia on Sunday said efforts will be made to "increase" the percentage of Hindus in the country, but skirted the ... so that each one of them will get food, education, medicine and employment," Togadia said replying to a query whether the focus on religious conversions by various Sangh Pariwar outfits is at variance with the talk of development by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Amulya ganguli: Hindutva cry will tar image

Amulya Ganguli has written in Gulf news:


The first phase of the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) politics was marked by the targeting of mosques and churches. After the advent of Narendra Modi, the scene has become quieter. In fact, the Ram temple issue has been put on hold and even the fulminations against "love jihad", the supposedly sinister plan of Muslim youths to marry Hindu girls, have faded away, at least for the time being.


But that doesn't mean that the votaries of Hindutva have taken a backseat. Instead, the xenophobic potion of cultural nationalism, or the ideology of "one people, one nation, one culture", is being administered in small doses. The latest ploy is "ghar wapsi" or inducing Muslims and Christians to "return home", i.e., to their original religion of Hinduism, even if some of them are untouchables in the eyes of upper caste Hindus.


It is no secret, however, that religious fervour has little to do with these exercises of offering prayers over sacred flames in a purification ceremony for cleansing the non-Hindus. These are blatantly provocative acts of political gamesmanship in line with the decades-old majoritarian philosophy of creating tension with the aim of making political gains by targeting the minorities.


It is evident from these divisive endeavours by organisations like the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and others at the behest of their mentor, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), that the militants in the saffron camp are paying no heed to the prime minister's call for observing a 10-year moratorium on sectarianism. Instead, they have become more intent than before to push forward their agenda of establishing their cherished Hindu 'rashtra' (nation) where the minorities will be second-class citizens.


A hint of this objective is discernible from External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's call for making the Bhagavad Gita, the philosophical treatise for Hindus, the "national scripture". What the minister has ignored is that a step of this nature will mean relegating the holy books of other religions such as  the Bible or the Guru Granth Sahib or the Avesta of the Parsis to a secondary status in a constitutionally mandated secular nation.


If this possibility did not bother the minister, the reason is that in the fascistic worldview of the saffron brotherhood, the minorities cannot be equated with the "master race" of the Hindus.


No one emphasised this distinction between the master and the rest more vigorously than BJP minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti when she distinguished between Ramzadas, or the children of Ram, the Hindu deity, and haramzadon or the off-springs of illicit unions.


Even after she apologised to parliament, another former minister belonging to the BJP, Swami Chinmayananda, supported the sadhvi by saying that such appellations are in order as long as these illegitimate children remain in the country (aise haramzade desh main hain).


There is little doubt that these vicious prejudices are far too strongly embedded in the minds of the saffronities that they brook no sane advice, as from Modi.


In keeping with this concept of the innate superiority of the Hindus and Hinduism, the VHP has been insisting on the installation of the idols of Hindus deities in churches and Christian missionary schools. Clearly, an insidious campaign is being carried on by the aggressive followers of Hindutva to create an atmosphere where the minorities will be browbeaten to accept Hindu customs at the expenses of their own cultural and religious distinctiveness.


It goes without saying that a part of this campaign is the attempt being made by Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani (who has read only up to Class 12) to impose Sanskrit on the school curriculum. Like the tenuous link between the 'ghar wapsi' drama and religion, the focus on Sanskrit has nothing to do with a thirst for higher education. Instead, it is motivated by the belief in the RSS cabals that the teaching of the ancient language will wean the English-speaking middle classes from their Westernised ways.


However, the advocates of Sanskrit will be appalled if a deep knowledge of the language makes the students aware of its links with Latin and enables them to peruse texts which show that the ancient Hindus ate beef, as is claimed by D.N. Jha in his book, The Myth of the Holy Cow.


Arguably, the difficulty of the Hindutva brigade is that unlike the 1990s when they succeeded in drumming up a wave in their favour by demolishing the Babri Masjid and targeting the Mathura and Varanasi mosques for destruction, their present antics are unlikely to yield political dividends when most people have become aware of their unholy objectives.


Moreover, the senior BJP leaders are seemingly concerned about the adverse fallout, both nationally and internationally, from the tactics of the saffron hotheads not only on the reforms but also on Modi's personal image. As it is, he is seen to be dithering on the economic front. If he also fails to control the fundamentalists in his camp, few inside and outside India will believe in his 'sabka saath, sabka vikas' (development for all) pledge.



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Meanwhile,Opposition parties disrupted both Houses of Parliament Monday, demanding a statement from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on alleged religious conversions by the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) and other saffron organisations.

VHP conducts 'ghar-wapsi' programme in Kanichanallor, Kerala (Photo courtesy: @ANI_news)

"You don't need a 56-inch chest to come here (in Parliament); you just need a four-inch heart to come here," Trinamool Congress leader Derek o Brien said, taking a dig at the Prime Minister.

Modi, while campaigning for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, had taken the "chhappan inch ki chhati (56-inch chest)" jibe at Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav.

The reference is largely understood to be about courage.

 

"Unfortunately, the Prime minister is running away from a debate on conversions," said Congress leader Anand Sharma in the Rajya Sabha, adding that Modi should reassure the nation over the issue.

Religious conversions have long been a lightning rod for identity politics in India, whose history is scarred with episodes of blood-letting of citizens divided on faith and ethnicity. Such religion-driven politics took a backseat in the last decade of economic boom, but signs of a more assertive Hindu rights have surfaced since the election of Modi, adding to a climate of fear.

The alleged conversion of dozens of Muslims in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, earlier this month kicked up a massive controversy.

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)-affiliate groups have announced plans for more such 'ghar-wapsi (homecoming)', with RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat daring political rivals to bring in a law to ban religious conversions if they wanted to stop such events.

The VHP on Sunday claimed to have converted at least 30 Christians in a 'ghar-wapsi' ceremony in Kerala's Alappuzha district, adding that 150 more families would be welcomed into the Hindu fold in the run-up to Christmas.

Also, more than 100 tribal Christians were reportedly converted by the VHP at Valsad in Gujarat on Saturday.

Opposition parties also held up posters against VHP's conversion drive in Gujarat and Kerala, before the Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day.

Left parties, meanwhile, rejected Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah's call for a bill against 'forced' conversions, saying it is already illegal under the Constitution and the Indian Penal Code.

Saffron organisations have issued provocative statements over the issue, which has given the Opposition a political ammo.


"We will bring back those who have lost their way. They did not go on their own," RSS chief Bhagwat had recently said in a speech in Kolkata supporting the 're-conversion' drive.

Senior VHP leader Praveen Togadia said efforts will be made to "increase" the percentage of Hindus in the country, but skirted the issue of religious conversion.

"We are going to take percentage of Hindus to 100 in country. Currently there are 82% Hindus in India, and we don't want this number to be halved. We won't tolerate Hindus becoming a minority in the country."


Bhopal: Backing Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat's description of India as a "Hindu rashtra", senior Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Praveen Togadia said efforts will be made to "increase" the percentage of Hindus in the country, but skirted the issue of religious conversion.

He also said that Bhagwat's assertion of "Hindu rashtra (Hindu nation)" at the Kolkata convention is like a "gospel" for VHP.

"We are going to take percentage of Hindus to 100 in country. Currently there are 82 per cent Hindus in India, and we don't want this number to be halved. We won't tolerate Hindus becoming a minority in the country," Togadia, who is also international working president of VHP, said while addressing a function.

RSS, VHP committed to make India 'Hindu nation', Modi yet to break silence on conversion row

"We are going to take percentage of Hindus to 100 in country," senior Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Praveen Togadia said.




Times of India reports:

SURAT: Vishwa Hindu Parishad activists across the country have been verbally instructed by their seniors to discontinue 'ghar wapsi' events after its programme at Arnai village in Valsad on Saturday— where at least 500 tribal Christians were "reconverted"— created a controversy.


READ ALSO: VHP: Just wanted to win over hearts, not convert the world


"It is said that PM Narendra Modi expressed his displeasure with VHP leaders about Saturday's event," said a VHP functionary on condition of anonymity. However, VHP international president Pravin Togadia told TOI that no fresh instruction has been issued either to start or stop any activity of the organization.

Mind you,


READ ALSO: 'BJP not involved in Agra conversion'


But on the other hand, VHP in Madhya Pradesh claimed that 6 lakh converted Hindus "returned home" on Sunday. In Kerala, at least 30 dalit Christians from eight families were "reconverted" at a function at Alappuzha.


READ ALSO: Conversion row: No one can derail Modi's development agenda, Amit Shah says


"At least 40 lakh conversions have been stopped till now," said a VHP official.


Also, speaking at a book launch in Delhi, VHP chief Ashok Singhal said, "The Hindu culture and religion have been subjugated for the last 800 years and now we can say we have a government which is committed to protecting Hindutva."


Another Gujarat VHP leader said, "VHP is not under any pressure from the government and its activities will continue. We will take care that our programmes don't spread hatred in society."


VHP international president Pravin Togadia told TOI over phone that no fresh instruction has been issued either to start or stop any activity of the organization. "Whatever activity is being highlighted now is being done since decades. There is nothing new. VHP has not issued any instruction to its cadres to carry out any activity or to discontinue it," said Togadia, who is in Madhya Pradesh for an event.


VHP Gujarat sources said many office-bearers have been told not to disclose event details to the media and maintain secrecy about the organization's future programmes fearing the government may use its machinery to stop VHP's activities.


VHP leader Ashok Singhal said it was due to their "struggle" in the last 50 years that Hindus have "regained" the lost "empire" of Delhi after 800 years.


"Our values will be gradually established in the country. We want an invincible Hindu society which works for the world's welfare according to these values... We have never gone out to convert the world but to win over their heart," he added.


READ ALSO: Let secular parties support anti-conversion bill, Amit Shah says


In Chennai, BJP president Amit Shah said, "The BJP has made its stand clear on conversions. And no one can derail the party (government) from its development agenda," replying to a question whether the campaign by some fringe groups on conversion would affect Modi government's development agenda.


Singhal's and Shah's comments came a day after RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat defended the controversial Sangh parivar campaign and dared the opposition to support a law banning religious conversions.

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Thanks CM, UttaraKhand! You remembered my Father Pulin Babu and named the Hospital on his name!

Thanks CM, UttaraKhand!

You remembered my Father Pulin Babu and named the Hospital on his name!

Palash Biswas

Thanks Mr Harish Rawat!You remembered my Father Pulin Babu and named the Hospital on his name as my brother informed me.I stayed in Bijapur guest house beside your office during my last visit to Dehradoon.


I talked to MR Kishori Upadhyay ji.I could not meet you since you were arrested to oppose the auction of Forests in Nainital.I used your car but chose not to meet you as I had a date with MR.Sundar lal Bahuguna.


I would Rather be very happy to see if you act in the best interest of Uttarakhand and Uttarakhandi People.


As a son of Pulin babu,I would expect that naming  the hospital in Dineshpur  on fathers name should not be the end of may fathers lifelong mission which engages me also.


If you attend som attention to uplift the deprived including Bengali Refugees.I would be grateful to you


I am very thankful to Mr kishoriji upadhyaya for his support I enjoyed in Doon thanks to Rajiv Nayan Bahuguna who introduced me to him.I know ,Rajiv is your friend and we happen to be common friend.


Our brother late Chitya Ranjan Raha, a minister in Uttrakahnd was also your friend.Thus,we have got some family bond also.


Hence,I may demand that you should extend your governance from Bijapur Guest House where I did stay last time,to all the people of Uttarakhand .


Shamsher Singh Bisht is also my big brother and I have special relationship with Almora along with my home city Nainital.


I, hereby, stand with you and your governments and even the Congress party despite my apolitical status to defend my home state from the monopolistic clutches of RSS and its agenda of racial apartheid.


I do not know whether you would remember me or recognise me at all,but the low profile hitherto unknown friendship demands a  better sort of commitment that we may be able to serve the people of Uttarakhand and protect the nature and Humanity and the environment.


I do not believe to make icons or god and I am not a religious or political man. I am only a minor working journalist slated to retire in May,2016.But I satnd with you provided you do stand with the people of Uttarakhand who often suffer from man made calamities as it happened during Kedar Tsunami.I am also very sad to know the plight of our people all over Uttarakhand stranded in recent Snow Fall.


I appreciate your initiative to name the hospital on my father's  name.But the fact is the Hindutva Brigade is distorting his statue in Dineshpur everyday which is a cause of personal sorrow for us and the people who do pursue my father`s mission.


I request you to dismantle the statue immediately and immerse it as soon as possible.If you think that it should stand there as it stands,please arrange some security for it so that nobody should be allowed it to distort.


Looking Muslim is not safe as it was not safe to look a Sikh in eighties! Mamata has kept mum on the RSS agenda of ethnic cleansing to make India free of Islam and Christianity.So Bengal is also silent! Now ,you may not wear a cap and dare not to have a casual beard in Bengal lest you should be treated as a non Indian doubtful terrorist Now the Bajrangi brigade is seeking and looking for the caps and beards to have a hunting carnival.I wonder how would they identify a christian? Palash Biswas

Looking Muslim is not safe as it was not safe to look a Sikh in eighties!

Mamata has kept mum on the RSS agenda of ethnic cleansing to make India free of Islam and Christianity.So Bengal is also silent!


Now ,you may not wear a cap and dare not to have a casual beard in Bengal lest you should be treated as a non Indian doubtful terrorist


Now the Bajrangi brigade is seeking and looking for the caps and beards to have a hunting carnival.I wonder how would they identify a christian?


Palash Biswas

Now ,you may not wear a cap and dare not to have a casual beard in Bengal lest you should be treated as a non Indian doubtful terrorist.It is happening in Bengal just after Mohan Bhagwat and Praveen Togadia launched the infamous ethnic cleansing drive,so called Ghar Wapasi.


It is a red alert that we should be aware and act.


The self styled saviour of Muslims in India,Ms Mamata Banerjee has not acted as yet as the Chief Minister of Bengal or as  a democratic and secular citizen of India.Her facebook timeline is showcasing every kind of celebration and has got a big blank for a word to condemn RSS Drive CONVERSION,Ghar Wapasi!


Let us judge how secular and democratic she happens to be.


I am afraid to witness the scenario of eighties yet again while the Indian citizens were burnt just because they had beards,long hair uncut and a turban,their reli

gious identity as a Sikh.


Now the Bajrangi brigade is seeking and looking for the caps and beards to have a hunting carnival.


I wonder how would they identify a christian?



Mamata has kept mum on the RSS agenda of ethnic cleansing to make India free of Islam and Christianity.So Bengal is also silent.Every secular and desmocratic mind is boiling and every heart with humanity is bleeding.Even the Prime Minister of India,the shafron Kalki Avtar,a shura prime minister feels restless and offers his resignation to lodge the protest to the RSS agenda.Nevertheless, it is hypocricy unlimited as RSS is driving a conversion camapiagn right into the heart of the prime minister in his home state ,Gujarat.


Why the Bahujan Asura samaj of the Asura land is silent?

why the people like Rezzak Mollah and Nazrul Islam and the members of Mulnivasi Samiti keep mum following the CM?


Why all the Ambedkarite and Marxist and socialist and Gandhian ideologues and organization in Bengal have to say nothing against the RSS ethnic cleansing agenda?


Do they support a Hindu Bengal under a Hindu Nation?


Is it the final evidence that Bengal is going the shafron way as Amit Sah,Bhagwat and Togria claim?


What happened to the so much so branded ,iconised and vocal Bengal civil society?


What has happened to the Bengali intelligentsia overrated worldwide?


What has happened to the Bengali print and electronic media which is quite habitual to create tsunami into the cup of coffee?


What has happened to the Bengali secular and democratic and secular mind and heart?

What has happened to the legacy of Boul, Sufi, sant, Matua,Vaishnav and Buddhists legacy and the legacy of all kinds of every kind of agrarian,tribal and Bahujan insurrection?


What has happened to the legacy of Chandal movement?


What has  happened to the legacy of Tebhaga before and after partition?


What has happened to the legacy of seventies ?


What has happened to the Rabindra Sangeet and Nazrul Sangeet?


What has happened to the Bengali literature,art,theatre and culture?


I am a son of a refugee resettled and born and brought up in Uttarakhand. 


I am ashamed of this silence as I also share the history and geography of Bengal,though displaced and degenerated eternally as has been Tasliama Nasrin exiled.