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Raj Kumar Makkad (Adv P & H High Court Chandigarh)     09 June 2011

Intolerant Congress, angry India

While the Union Government's strong-arm actions are designed to frighten dissenters into submission, it is equally true that they are born of mounting panic. If the Government cracks down further, it could trigger a huge mass revolt that will be quietened only by the Congress's exit from power. On the other hand, if the Government allows the protests to grow bigger, the movement will force it become accountable and transparent which it can't afford The gloves are off. The Union Government, backed by the Congress, has launched an open assault on dissent in the country. Leaders of 'civil society' movement against growing corruption in public office and hoarding of black money abroad by influential Indians are being systematically targeted to shut them up. It is not Emergency yet, but the Government's recent high-handed actions — and the Congress's vituperative statements — remind us of the blackest days of our democracy when the dictatorially-minded Indira Gandhi unleashed the state's might to intimidate the opposition physically and psychologically. Both Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi seem to revel in being projected as acting 'tough' against 'blackmail' by the 'self-appointed' civil society leaders, but they would well to remember the fate their party and leader suffered in the post-Emergency election. The people cannot be suppressed forever. The brutal police crackdown on Baba Ramdev and hundreds of his followers in the middle of the night at the Ramlila grounds in New Delhi is a good example of the growing arrogance of the Union Government. There was absolutely no provocation for the security personnel to burst tear gas shells, beat up the men and women who had gathered peacefully to be part of the yoga guru's protest against black money, deport the leader out of Delhi, and declare that he could not enter the capital for the next 15 days. The blatant act was powered by the belief — promoted by hawks like Union Minister Kapil Sibal — that strong measures such as these alone could rein in the growing protests. Unfortunately for the Government and the Congress, these actions tend to have just the opposite impact of strengthening the resolve of protesters and adding numbers to their rank. Indeed, the Ramdev episode has galvanised public opinion cutting across ideological lines. Not only did political parties from the Right to the Left condemn the police action, but even 'civil society' leaders seen as apart bonded together after the incident. Anna Hazare, who is leading the drive for an effective Lok Pal Bill and who was supposedly not too enthusiastic over the manner in which the spiritual leader was conducting his campaign, came out in open support and lashed out at the Government for the atrocity. He questioned the intention of the UPA regime, skipped a meeting on the Bill and sat on a day's hunger strike at Rajghat. On his part, the Baba, barred from Delhi, extended his whole-hearted support to the Gandhian for the hunger strike. While the Union Government's strong-arm actions — without doubt dictated or at least endorsed by the Congress high command — are designed to frighten the dissenters into submission, it is equally true that they are a result of panic. The Congress-led UPA regime is caught in a cleft-stick. If it cracks down further, it could trigger a huge mass revolt that will be quietened only with its exit. But if the Government allows the protests to grow bigger, the movement could well render fruitless its plans of keeping accountability and transparency in governance to a minimum. A mind that is in desperation cannot think clearly and latches on to even the most outrageous suggestion in the vain hope of emerging out of the mess. Of course, despite the hard-sell by the hawks most sane elements within the Government and the Congress have realised that the gung-ho strategy has boomeranged. This has led to a scramble among some leaders to keep a distance from it. It goes without saying that the first to be protected should be Ms Gandhi. As the public outrage over the Baba's violent eviction from Delhi grew, Ms Gandhi's camp leaders let it be known to the media that Madam had not been kept entirely in the loop and that the party itself had had little to do with the eviction. Senior leaders like Mr Anil Shastri condemned the crackdown. There is a pattern to the clarification. In the past too, whenever something went wrong, the Congress was quick to de-link Ms Gandhi with the decision, while it credited her 100 per cent for decisions that went well with the people. In the instant case, though, there is still confusion. While the party says it had nothing to do with the police action against Baba Ramdev, Mr Sibal has categorically stated that the party and the Government are on the same page on the issue and that there has been complete coordination between the two on the crackdown. Having failed to douse the protests, the Congress-led Government's dirty tricks department is working overtime to dig up dirt on the 'civil society' leaders in a bid to discredit them. The Enforcement Directorate is reportedly investigating Baba Ramev's business empire, with an aim to somehow nail him. Suddenly the Government seems to have woken to the realisation that the yoga guru could be engaged in irregularities. In a replay of the present situation, senior Congress leaders had questioned Anna Hazare's integrity after he announced his movement for a strong Lok Pal Bill. They demanded to know the source of funds for his NGO, and insinuated that he had engaged in covert financial deals. None of it was, of course, substantiated, but it was never supposed to be. The purpose was to somehow divert attention from the crucial issues raised by the 'civil society' leader. And, even if some of the charges finally stick, the credibility of the Union Government is so low today that, however much it may try it cannot redeem itself by dragging other reputations down. It promised concrete action against money hoarders but ended up cracking down on those who were demanding precisely such action. It assured to work closely with Anna Hazare's team for the creation of a strong Lok Pal Bill but is now determined to push through weak provisions that will keep nearly all of the senior functionaries in the Government including the Prime Minister, out of the proposed legislation's ambit. Enough is enough. The people cannot be fooled any more.


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Rocker (n/a)     10 June 2011

As usual nonsense by you so called Panchamvedi aka Ram Samudre. Read this and this

Islam in Fast Demise

In Africa Alone Everyday, 16,000 Muslims Leave Islam  


By Ali Sina

Hitler said if a lie is repeated often enough and long enough, it would come to be perceived as truth. One such lie often repeated is “Islam is the fastest growing religion”. 

Despite the fact that Muslims by virtue of being poor and uneducated are much more reproductive than others, Islam as a religion is not growing but dying fast. 

More and more Muslims are discovering that the violence evinced by some of their coreligionists is not an aberration but is inspired by the teachings of the Quran and the examples set by its author. Muslims are becoming disillusioned with Islam. They find out that the mechanistic ritual of praying five times per day, reciting verses that they do not understand and indeed mean nothing, getting up at taxing hours of the morning and abstaining from food and water until the sunset are not means to becoming more spiritual but are instruments to control their mind. These enlightened Muslims no more heed to the fear mongering verses of the Quran that threaten to burn them and roast them in the fires of hell if they dare to think and question the validity of that book.  

Every day thousands of Muslim intellectuals are leaving Islam. They find Islam inconsistent with science, logics, human rights and ethics. Millions of Iranians already have left Islam. The enlightened Muslims of other nationalities are not far behind. This is the beginning of a mass exodus from Islam. It is a movement that is already in motion and nothing can stop it. 

However the exodus from Islam is not reserved to the intellectuals but also the average Muslims are finding that Islam is not the way to God but to ignorance, poverty and wars. They are leaving Islam to embrace other religions especially the Christianity. 

Perhaps it is best to listen to the truth coming from the mouth of the horse. The Internet site published an interview with Ahmad Al Qataani أحمد القطعاني An important Islamic cleric who said: “In every hour, 667 Muslims convert to Christianity. Everyday, 16,000 Muslims convert to Christianity. Ever year, 6 million Muslims convert to Christianity.

What Muslims say among each other, is not the same thing that they say for the consumption of the Westerners.

These are huge numbers. If this trend continues we can expect to see Islam become insignificant in Africa in just a few decades. This is good news for those who are concerned about the on going slavery in Africa and the prospects of war and genocide. 

In fact with the weakening of Islam, we can hope to see peace in many war-ridden parts of the world including Palestine. By now it should be clear that any road map to peace  between Israel and Palestine will be blocked by the Islamists and the terrorists. Peace in Middle East is not possible as long as Islam is the ideology of the masses.    

It is important that we realize that this terrorism that is threatening the peace of the world and these wars that bleed the Muslim nations are not economically motivated but are they are hate motivated. They are religious wars. The weakening of Islam means peace for mankind. 

Al Qataani and al Jazeera Network were alarmed by these huge numbers of Muslims leaving Islam, but humanity must rejoice over these numbers. The weakening of Islam means the triumph of mankind.   

The following is part of the transcriptt of Al Jazeera's Interview with Al Qataani translated to English. Here is the original transcriptt in Arabic

This interview is also posted here

sanjeev dubey (Senior Manager)     10 June 2011

Act of government on 4th night is nothing but an attempt to genocide of innocent people by the sarkari goondas of a most corrupt government. nothing less than attempt to genocide. all Indians should stand up against it. 

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Arup (UNEMPLOYED)     10 June 2011



---   yes correctly expressed the view of crores of comon indians.

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and what about baba hinding in woman s clothes, Is he not caword.

Arup (UNEMPLOYED)     10 June 2011

no not at all.

those are cowered who tried to kill him on the night, when all slept.

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kill him , just because baba is blurting.

A sanyasi in womans clothes hinding behind woman what else is cowadice.

Rocker (n/a)     11 June 2011

Women are not cowards hence wearing womens cloths is not an act of cowardice. Nothing wrong in the act when you are unarmed to defend yourself and someone is trying to kill you. If you are able to live, you can fight another day. sardarsena your views are prejudiced against women(probably you see women as cowards) that is why you are seeing this act as cowardice.
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Who is there to replace the Congress?


If BJP apni charitra-shuddhi kar le aur Hindutva ko Ganga me visarjit karke all sections ko represent kare to SHAYAD Congress ka vikalpa mil sakta hai.


Kyonki samay-chakra ulta naheen ghumaya ja sakta aur DEMOCRATIC INDIA ko HINDUON KA HINDUSTAN kabhi naheen banaya ja sakta, kyonki itihas me bhi yahan Muslim hi shashan kar rahe the aur Hindu Raja unki gulami kar rahe the. TAB bhi ye Hindu Rashtra naheen ban paya TO AB to ban ne se raha.


Jab tak HINDU RASHTRA banane ka DIVA-SWAPNA BJP brand ke dimagon me chalta rahega tab tak Congress raaj karti rahegi kyonki uska vikalpa naheen mil payega.


It is a reality and not a comment against Hindutva-wadis.


Sachchai ko sweekaro anyatha Congress ki Police se aise hi bhagte raho, Ladies ki salwar pahankar aur unke dupatte se munh chhipakar aur Haridwar jakar anshan karke apne aap ko peeda dete raho Congress ki sehat par koi asar naheen hone wala.

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Rocker (n/a)     11 June 2011

Do the mathematics. Congress is in power by how many votes? hardly 20% votes. What does this mean? It means 80% voters not in favour of Congress. Only problem is that opposition is not united against Congress due to selfish and short sighted reasons. The day opposition unites, Congress will be politically defeated. It has happened in past when NDA came to power, it can also happen again with greater success if matters are handled wisely.


if not cowardice than why every men should not wear womans clothes.

and where is the yoga of this imposter, he can remain hungry even for a week and claiming all sorts of remedies from yoga. ALL BOGUS CLAIMS JUST TO FOOL PEOPLE.

Rocker (n/a)     11 June 2011

You are saying this about women's dress probably because you have some negative opinion about women. Instead you are making bogus assertions to deflect the real issue. It is rightly said "Chor machai Shor"

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why you do not appreciate the fact that had the baba appeared before the police , accepted the notice every thing would have ended peacfully.

He is doing circus to get TRP and blaming all others than himself.

Rocker (n/a)     13 June 2011

Police did not come to arrest him or give any notice. many people are of the opion that Police came to shoot him dead. Police attavkecked at 1 AM when all were sleeping, closed all the exit gates and started firing, teargas and violent lathicharge on innocent people. WHY? Hence question of accepting notice does not arise. If intention of Police was to give notice then it would not have attacked at 1 AM when everyone was sleeping. Police would have come in daytime like normal human beings. So please stop misleading.

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sanjeev dubey (Senior Manager)     13 June 2011

Sorry, I was offline and that's why I couldn't reply early. Baba's freedom was absolutely necessary to guide the mass there. There was no arrest warrant with the police. no advance intimation was given by police. How could the police which entered like decoits be trusted? Moreso, how does baab's this action justifies police brutality.

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