Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Tapan Ghosh’s speech educates Hindus in Dhanbad of rising Islamic fundamentalism

Facts that mounting Islamic fundamentalism is becoming the most dreadful impediment to Hindus throughout India and Hindu resurgence happens to be the only option for its own survival are no more secrets; these are getting more extensive and the perfect depiction of this novel genesis was witnessed on January 22, 2011, at the annual function (Vershikotsav) of Tarun Hindu, Hindu rights advocacy group based in Dhanbad, in the Indian state of Jharkhand. Chief Guest to the event was Sri Tapan Ghosh, president, Hindu Samhati while Dr. Nila Madhab Das, president, Tarun Hindu, happened to be the chief organizer. The event took place in a highly decorated pandal on the ground near Steel Gate, Saray Dhela in Dhanbad and was presided by Dr. R. L. Prasad.

The main attraction of the event was the speech "Why today Hindus of India want Hindu Rashtra" and the chief speaker was Dr. Smt Indulata Das, Founder & Director of 'Yoga and Prachya Vidya Samstha', Bhubaneswar. Other speakers apart from Sri Tapan Ghosh included Shyamalanand Mukherjee,(Advocate), Bijay Ghosh(Prant pramukh, Dharma Jagaran Manch, Jharkhand, Sangh Pracharak), Sarat Dudhani (Businessman), Baivab Aple (Sanatan Samstha), Kamlesh ji(VHP, dist. secretary).  

An assortment of such speeches (resulting from speakers’ meticulous studies and decades of struggle) was indeed a new and buoyant experience for Hindus who attended the event in large numbers. Without doubt, the great presence of Hindus (having dedicated souls to the cause of Hindutva and thus preserve Hindu interest) there inspired the speakers lots as well.  Sri Tapan Ghosh, citing many references and especially of harrowing experiences of Hindus in Bengal, stated that Hindu Dharma is waging a desperate struggle in its own land to create a Hindu State and the time has come for Hindus to dwell on this issue most seriously.  Other speakers accentuated an assortment of other subjects.   

Tarun Hindu was established in 1998 on the day of Vijaya Dashami at Balipur, District: Dhanbad, in the Indian state of Jharkhand. The one and only aim of the organization is the establishment of a Hindu Rashtra and Hindu Vishwa, and thus to make Hinduism the mainstream religion (or way of life) in both India and international arena.

Dr. Nila Madhab Das, president, Tarun Hindu, well-known Gynecologist in Dhanbad, has experiences of decades of struggles with him. In spite of being in government service in BCCL hospital, nothing could prevent him from taking part in Karseva in 1992 and to make his lifelong ambition of forming a Hindu Rashtra come true, he established Tarun Hindu, founded on ideals and preaching of Swami Vivekananda, in 1998.   

Friday, January 20, 2012

Rushdie visit to India comes to an end

Indian government capitulates to Islamic whims

The cat is out of the bag once more; it has been proved time and again that the Indian government remains religiously incapable to save any individual from the wrath of Islamic fundamentalists and this time, with the cancellation of impending visit of Salman Rushide, worldwide acclaimed author, to India to attend the Jaipur Literature Festival, the Indian state structure comes full circle.

Readers may remember only a few days back Rushdie’s defiance (his boldness that he would come to India defying any threat) was praised majorly here and a meticulous article - Rushide-like defiance indispensable for Hindus (http://indianmotherland.blogspot.com/2012/01/rushide-like-defiance-indispensable-for.html) was also written. But the time has changed and the same position is reversed. Nevertheless, it’s not the fault of Rushdie at all; he is a person known to have been facing all these ever since the publication of “The Satanic Verses”. It’s a shame for the Indian government that has failed to save the renowned author from the clutch of Islamic fundamentalists.

In accordance with the press statement of Sanjoy K Roy, producer of the mega festival, Salman Rushdie has stated that he had been informed by intelligence sources in Maharashtra and Rajasthan that "paid assassins" from the Mumbai underworld may be on their way to Jaipur to "eliminate" him.

"While I have some doubts about the accuracy of this intelligence, it would be irresponsible of me to come to the Festival in such circumstances; irresponsible to my family, to the festival audience, and to my fellow writers. I will, therefore, not travel to Jaipur as planned," he said as the five-day literary meet kicked off today. "Very sad not to be at Jaipur. I was told Bombay mafia don issued weapons to 2 hitmen to "eliminate" me. Will do video link instead. Damn (sic)," he stated in public. 

Is there any need to ascertain the jubilant organizations therefore? The first and foremost, in this case, happens to be Darul Uloom Deoband, imperative Islamic seminary in India, protesting against the visit from the very beginning. As per Maulana Abul Qasim, Vice-Chancellor of Darul Uloom Deoband, “It is a victory of democracy because some Muslim organisations, including Darul Uloom Deoband, had opposed the visit to India in a democratic way." Other members of the cacophony are also not lagging. Mohammad Salim, national secretary of Jamat-e-Islami Hind, has termed this as a good development as Rushdie happens to be a "criminal from our religious point of view." 

Well, even if the Indian government prefers to remain mum and watch the surge of Islamic fundamentalism from a safe distance (propelled by its inherent ineptitude to give in to Islamic pressures for ever and a day), protests (however few they are) against this development can be heard.

On the word of William Dalrymple, Co-director, "Salman is a writer of enormous breath and writes on huge variety of subjects. His passionate engagement with Indian Islamic history shows he is as far as can possibly be removed from Islamophobia."He is one of India's greatest writers and in a more just world his arrival here would have been welcomed by people showering rose petals on the road,"

Sanjoy K Roy, found fuming, said candidly, "It shows a shocking lack of vision and integrity... Easily what many people do is ban or burn or stop, which in a country that boasts of diversity of opinion, is ridiculous and unacceptable....And this is not only about this case, today it is an A group of organisations, tomorrow it will be another,"

The issue is surely troubling sane minds a great deal but they’re really helpless as the largest democracy in the world is ever ready to capitulate to Islamic wishes exhibiting its spinelessness at every time.  

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Rushdie-like defiance indispensable for Hindus

He is both a sexagenarian and charming; his exquisite French cut beard is enough to earn the envy of young machos and to make him a heartthrob among the teenage girls even. He, at one fell swoop, is both a novelist and essayist and what can make him a duckie of India is his identity – he is a British Indian. But what places him above all is his defiance, the insubordination that shocked the globe when his fourth novel “The Satanic Verses” was launched in 1988 and earned condemnation from the worldwide Islamic populace in no time.   

Now the man can surely be identified – he is Salman Rushdie, the man who became focal point of violent protests, death threats and also a fatwa, calling for his death, by none other than Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the then Supreme Leader of Iran, on February 14, 1989, for his alleged impudent depiction of Mohammed, the Arab Prophet of Islam.

Salman Rushdie is in the news again owing to his budding visit to India to attend a literature festival later this month in Jaipur and vociferous protests of Muslims demanding forbiddance against his impending visit. It has been learnt that accomplished authors like Lionel Shriver and Richard Dawkins will also grace the occasion.  

The protestation, at the moment, is being spearheaded by Darululoom Deoband seminary, an imperative Islamic university across the globe stationed in India, well-known for its conformist teachings and accused time and again for being the foremost mentor of various radical Islamic groups like Taliban. On the word of Maulana Qasim Nomani, Vice Chancellor of Deoband, "the man whose blasphemous writings have hurt the sentiments of Muslims all over the world must not be allowed to set foot on Indian soil."

What is more interesting, ever since the controversy this celebrated writer has visited India twice thus far and even if there were Islamic protests in those times, those fail to equal the vociferation at the moment.

But Rushdie remains nonchalant to all these and this can be found from his recent tweet, “my Indian visit, for the record, I don’t need a visa.”

What is in the future can’t be envisaged now but it’s clear that no force can derail Rushdie’s visit to India. And if the present Union Government of India dares to do the same, it will be perceived as the worst capitulation to partisan claims – a concept that fails to match the true secularist character.  

Salman Rushdie has become perfect insignia of defiance – the rebelliousness that is indispensable to fight against global Islamic supremacism.

Each Hindu warrior fighting tooth and nail against Islamic bigots can learn from Rushdie’s stance. Rushide-like defiance is the need of the hour. 

Monday, January 9, 2012

Get the basics of Jihad

The word Jihad signifies a holy war waged by Muslims against infidels while other theologians confirm it as a holy struggle or striving by a Muslim for a moral or spiritual or political goal. But these two are quite simplistic. The first and foremost importance of Jihad is that it happens to be one of the 10 main practices of Islam.

There are some other views too that have been ignored by Hindus time and again. In the Dictionary of Islam, Jihad is defined as “A religious war with those who are unbelievers in the mission of Muhammad………… enjoined especially for the purpose of advancing Islam and repelling evil from Muslims.” In accordance with Bernard Lewis, well-known British-American orientalist, in the midst of Hadiths and classical manuals of Islamic Jurisprudence the word Jihad has a distinctive and perfect military ambition. And what we are witnessing at the moment across the globe the most precarious implementation of the same idea without qualms.

Time is therefore to know the exact feature of Jihad. It is noesis or knowledge that helps an individual to know the devil and act in all possible ways to uproot the same.   

The following video is perfect to make people (infidels like Hindus) to know all about Jihad and what it is in point of fact.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Can Muslim Women in India live as true humans ever?

“I do live in my maternal uncle’s abode with my three children and in utmost poverty. My husband has divorced (talaq) me and has married once more,” such were the words (backed by anguishes) of Tagara Khatun, a Muslim woman of 28 years, hailing from Murshidabad (Muslim-dominated district in Bengal), who burst into tears on December 11, 2010 in packed Darbhanga Hall of University of Calcutta – all these took place in the seminar “Rights of Indian Muslim Women” organized under the auspices of Forum for Empowerment of Women in India. However, Tagara was not alone here; several others like her including Nazira Bibi, Sarbhanu Khatun, Sabina Khatun, Rahima Bibi (all divorced in recent times) were also present on the occasion.

The first part of the seminar took place under the aegis of Dr. Afroza Khatun, State Secretary of the Forum. In the introductory speech she said candidly, “Women in Muslim families remain at beck and call of their husbands and hence, they’re divorced at any time. If studies conducted in Murshidabad are taken into consideration only, such cases are in excess of 1 lakh. There is the growing need to change Muslim personal laws in India to save these hapless women.” Other noted speakers on the occasion including Malay Sengupta, Ex-judge, Dr. Alauddin, Dr. Sohrab Hossain, eminent social activists like Keshowar Zahan, Zahed Akhtar, were witnessed to emphasize the absence of equal rights in properties for Muslim women, put an end to reprehensible Hinna marriage and introduce Muslim Adoption Law.

Whether all these would take place is not known yet but the issue refuses to end here.   Even if aspirations are strong, chances of success do remain bleak.  And such a statement is surely not unfounded. In accordance with pundits, all of Judaism, Christianity and Islam are monotheistic religions, thoroughly patriarchal and known worldwide for contempt of their own women. A few Islamic scholars have been waging struggles to portray Mohammed as a supporter of women rights in Islam; but there are also facts (authentic) that he was instrumental to saint women's inequality and inferior status in absolute Quranic law. Muslims all over accept these edicts as the surefire word of God.

Here are some excerpts:

 "Men have authority over women because God has made the one superior to the other, and because men spend their wealth to maintain them. Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because God has guarded them. As for those among you who fear disobedience, admonish them and send them to beds apart and beat them." Sura 4:34

"...Women shall with justice have rights similar to those exercised against them, although men have a status above women. God is mighty and wise." Sura 2:228.

Some other facts hidden thus far must also be mulled over. As per Shari'a - Islamic law, it is possible for any Muslim man to have four wives at the same instant and what’s more, he can divorce anyone through saying I divorce you" three times. On the contrary, it is highly difficult for any Muslim woman to have divorce. As per the reigning divorce law in the Islamic society, if divorced, fathers get custody of boys over the age of six and girls on the beginning of youth. All these make one realize – if a Muslim woman gets divorce even, it turns out to be a pyrrhic victory for her altogether. She loses her own children.   

There are other facts too. As per Shari'a, recompense for the murder of a woman is half the amount of a man. Again, while a woman's witness in court is worth only half of a man's, she is entitled to only half the inheritance of males. On the word of Sura 4:34, men are granted superiority and authority over women since they spend their wealth to keep them up.

These rigid principles do belong to a religion having substantial influence on a large section of global populace. Can this humongous obstacle be broken in India? Can Indian Muslim have cherished freedom ever?

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Will PFI’s “School Chalo” campaign turn into a hate campaign?

“Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” Sir Winston Churchill

This is not any stray quotation to call attention to anything that has become prime abruptly but denotes none better than Hindus – proud adherents of Hinduism and known to go on making mistakes at every juncture of history and refuse to rectify or learn from those humongous faults. And all these are said of the 'School Chalo' campaign launched in the Indian state of Bengal under the aegis of Popular Front of India or PFI. The campaign has been introduced to guarantee maximum school enrolments among the poorest Muslim students in Muslim-dominated areas in the state and has already been termed by a section of Hindus as a new dawn in the Muslim society. Hindus have never been malicious against others and will never be but if the past experiences are considered, apprehensions that said measures may give a fillip to Islamic separatism are not unfounded.

PFI, confederacy of several Muslim organizations, has always been in news for all wrong reasons. One of its major constituents National Development Front (NDF), termed also as unusually aggressive and firm believer in Islamic extremism, has proudly asserted to stand by dawa (missionary work) to spread Islam among other communities insistently. Even V S Achuthanandan, Chief Minister of Kerala, accused PFI in 2010 to aim to convert the state to a Muslim majority one in next 20 years.    

West Bengal state committee of PFI has launched 8 Sarva Siksha Villages under its multi sector program. The program was formally inaugurated on December 31, 2011 in village Mahaldarpara, containing Muslim population of about 70%, P.S. Raghunathganj, District:  Murshidabad, by Mr. OMA Salam, Community Development-in-Charge and Central Committee Member of PFI. A Free Tuition Centre has also been established at Abilpur Village as a part of the social development program. As per the state leadership of PFI, these approaches would play major roles to better the Muslim community in Bengal and as per information, more such initiatives would be adopted in other areas of the state too. 

Hindus do welcome approaches to better society and help poor people, "Durjanah sajjano bhooyat sajjanah saantimaapnuyaat | Saanto muchyeta bandhebhyo muktachaanyaan vimochyayet || - "May the wicked become good; may the good obtain peace; May the peaceful be released from bonds; may the freed set the others free!”

But in almost all cases such initiative gets wrong, becomes ideal votary of separatism only leading to emergence of Islamic fundamentalism and a bane for Hindus altogether.

History does corroborate that the Pakistan movement, set to better Muslim state of affairs in undivided India specifically, turned out to be the greatest curse for Hindus known hitherto. Will this be the same or worse than it?