Saturday, May 30, 2009

Karunanidhi killed Prabhakaran

According to United Nations, the outside world may never know how many Tamils were killed in the recently concluded military action against the LTTE in Sri Lanka. Some estimates put the death toll into millions including innocent civilians. And the world, especially India, hardly seems to be bothered.

Contrast it with Israeli military actions. Even if one Palestinian civilian, in fact even a militant, is killed, the whole world, especially the Islamic world, is up in arms. Violent protests by Muslims have taken place even inside India over small Israeli military actions against Palestinians.

Recently there was news that Taliban was expelling Sikh civilians out of Swat Valley in Pakistan. And those Sikhs, who were unable to leave the area, were levied jaziya tax in lieu of their basic survival. Protests took place inside India and Indian government took the matter with Pakistani officials. Same happened when a shootout at a Vienna Gurudwara took place last week.

See the link? Followers of a religion taking up cudgels on behalf of their co-religionists in other parts of the world. So why don’t Hindus speak up for their co-religionists? Historically, there have been two reasons – we have been apologetic of calling ourselves Hindus and we have been divided along caste and regional lines.

But of late, both of these vices of Hindu society are on wane. If politicians and pseudo-intellectuals drop their agenda, the caste system may well be a thing of past, and slowly Hindus are proudly proclaiming their religious identity just like Swami Vivekananda did a century ago.

That’s why we now see Hindus speaking up when their beliefs are mocked or their rights trampled upon. Even Indian government has taken up issues with foreign nations on religious rights of Hindus.

So what went wrong with the Tamil Crisis in Sri Lanka?

Because it was always promoted as a ‘Tamil’ crisis instead of a ‘Hindu’ crisis even by the sympathizers of Tamils. That’s where the battle was lost.

In fact they have always erred on this front. Under the influence of an imaginary Aryan Invasion Theory, they have created a philosophy and ideology that has alienated them from the rest of Indians. Their leaders have ridiculously abused Hindu Gods and Goddesses in name of Tamil pride (the most recent example was the comments by Karunanidhi on Lord Rama over the issue of Sethu Samudram project). A section of Tamils have wrongly placed their self-respect on hatred for Hinduism.

A more pragmatic approach would have been to shed this hatred for Hinduism in favor of a united Hindu society of India that included self-respecting Tamils. This would have linked every Hindus’ emotions to the ‘Tamil’ crisis of Sri Lanka and it would have been seen as a ‘War on Hindus’. All the Hindu groups, including Sangh Parivar, would have lobbied to save the Hindus (Tamils) in Sri Lanka.

It seems that the master strategist and founder of LTTE Prabhakaran had such an idea in mind – in his interviews he had spoken up about how he was inspired by the heroes of Mahabharata and other Hindu characters. He even praised Swami Vivekananda for the original self-respect movement. Clearly he wanted every Hindu to emotionally connect to the Tamil’s plight in Sri Lanka, and gather pan-Indian support for Tamils.

But his sympathizers and supporters in Tamilnadu were still leaving in fool’s paradise, where they thought that hatred for Hindus was the only way to preserve Tamil identity. The Hindus of rest of India heard abuses for Lord Rama from Karunanidhi. Prabhakaran was killed by Karunanidhi then and there.

It’s a warning for all Hindus in each part of the world. It’s time we shed imaginary ideologies that were propagated to demoralize and divide Hindus. It’s also the time we shed caste and regional bias and unite, otherwise we’d keep on getting killed and eliminated just like millions were wiped out from Sri Lanka.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Lies of Sickularists like Teesta Seetalvad

The Special Investigation Team responsible for the arrests of those accused in Gujarat riots has severely censured NGOs and social activist Teesta Setalvad who campaigned for the riot victims.

In a significant development, the SIT led by former CBI director R K Raghavan told the Supreme Court on Monday that the celebrated rights activist cooked up macabre tales of wanton killings.

Many incidents of killings and violence were cooked up, false charges were levelled against then police chief P C Pandey and false witnesses were tutored to give evidence about imaginary incidents, the SIT said in a report submitted before a Bench comprising Justices Arijit Pasayat, P Sathasivam and Aftab Alam.

The SIT said it had been alleged in the Gulbarg Society case that Pandey, instead of taking measures to protect people facing the wrath of rioteers, was helping the mob. The truth was that he was helping with hospitalisation of riot victims and making arrangements for police bandobast, Gujarat counsel, senior advocate Mukul Rohtagi, said quoting from the SIT report.

Rohtagi also said that 22 witnesses, who had submitted identical affidavits before various courts relating to riot incidents, were questioned by the SIT which found that they had been tutored and handed over the affidavits by Setalvad and that they had not actually witnessed the riot incidents.

The SIT also found no truth in the following incidents widely publicised by the NGOs:

  • A pregnant Muslim woman Kausar Banu was gangraped by a mob, who then gouged out the foetus with sharp weapons
  • Dumping of dead bodies into a well by rioteers at Naroda Patiya
  • Police botching up investigation into the killing of British nationals, who were on a visit to Gujarat and unfortunately got caught in the riots
  • Rohtagi said: "On a reading of the report, it is clear that horrendous allegations made by the NGOs were false. Stereotyped affidavits were supplied by a social activist and the allegations made in them were found untrue."

    Obviously happy with the fresh findings of the SIT which was responsible for the recent arrests of former Gujarat minister Maya Kodanani and VHP leader Jaideep Patel, Rohtagi tried to spruce up the image of the Modi administration, which was castigated in the Best Bakery case by the apex court as "modern day Neros". He was swiftly told by the Bench that but for the SIT, many more accused, who are freshly added, would not have been brought to book.

    The Bench said there was no room for allegations and counter-allegations at this late stage. "In riot cases, the more the delay, there is likelihood of falsity creeping in. So, there should be a designated court to fast track the trials. Riot cases should be given priority because feelings run high having a cascading effect," it said and asked for suggestions from the Gujarat government, Centre, NGOs and amicus curiae Harish Salve, who said the time had come for the apex court to lift the stay on trials into several post-Godhra riot cases.

    While additional solicitor general Gopal Subramaniam agreed with the court that public prosecutors should be selected in consultation with Raghavan, counsel Indira Jaising said there should be a complete regime for protection of witnesses as the same government, which was accused of engineering the riots, was in power now.

    Salve said that he would consult Raghavan and let the court know about a witness protection system for post-Godhra riot cases. The court asked the parties to submit their suggestions within a week.


    Friday, February 20, 2009

    Gender budgeting: Renuka loses out

    Great News for Renuka Lovers. She had enough time to promote and fund for : "Do not trust men, trust condom" or ask women to Join "PUB Bhoro campain" , but have little time to do the Job asigned to her. Still we common people fooled and never wake up.

    Women and Child Welfare Minister Renuka Chowdhury may be the government's face when it comes to women issues, but she fares poorly in spending money meant for them.

    Her Cabinet colleagues have done better on account of gender budgeting, according to the numbers in the interim budget, unveiled on Monday.

    While overall spending on fully women-centric programmes is estimated to total Rs 14,875 crore in 2008-09, about 30 per cent more than what was budgeted, the women and child welfare ministry is expected to spend about half the money that was allocated for the year. This year, the ministry is expected to spend only Rs 267 crore of the Rs 466.50 crore that was earmarked for fully women-focused schemes.

    What is worrying is that the Swamyamsiddha scheme is expected to use only a quarter, or Rs 50 crore, of the Rs 200 crore that was budgeted for it. The scheme funds and aids women self-help groups and entrepreneurs. "Under its second phase, a countrywide programme covering all blocks was to be launched," said Yamini Mishra of the Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability.

    Ministry officials were not available for comments.

    The government's gender budget statement — an exercise that the women and child welfare ministry has been pushing for — shows that other ministries have done better. The social justice and empowerment ministry is expected to spend Rs 646.17 crore on women schemes, almost double the amount it was allocated.

    Further :

    "Family against Women or 21st century Women against family?"

    Number of cases when the husbands got the child visiting right or child custody, immediately the Domestic Violence act came as gift and the creation of "father less child " society awarded and our media friends openly announced, a child reunited with mother, but forget to mention that a child became "father less".

    It is the another truth that her associates and our so called WCD minister openly says after passing the biased Domestic Violence Act:

  • It's turn to suffer the Indian men, as women suffered for long. (Like as Muslim Kings had destroyed a lot of temple, so let demolish the entire Mosque in India).

  • Don't trust Your Men, trust Condom, and in the name of reduce the AIDS. (Forget that the AIDS increased by multiple partner sex and condom used for multiple pattern sex, not for single pattern sex, which we term as married couple)

  • It's Diwaly Gift to Indian women. (With in two weeks, four women send behind the bar under first DV act case in Pune and one age old women left her own house as her daughter-in-law walk in her house with her all friends and parents)

    (The article has been submitted by Swarup)

  • Thursday, February 19, 2009

    Manufacturing news by sickular media

    It’s no secret that Indian media is overzealous to prove itself secular, and goes overboard in reporting news that could show Hindu organizations in bad light. Not only that, they work overtime to show other organizations in good light.
    Such ‘twists’ on stories are too common and an average Hindu is dished out such doctored news reports on a regular basis, and he/she is forced to believe that Hindu organizations are all gundas and criminals, while Muslims and Christians are helpless angels.
    At this time, let me repeat that there are indeed helpless angels who are Muslim, Christian, Hindu, Atheist, etc. And there are criminal who are Muslim, Christian, Hindu, Atheist, etc. but when will our media learn it?
    Indian secular media is on a mission to bolster stereotype against Hinduism. An unfortunate and criminal incident like rape of a woman belonging to a dalit caste is highlited as “Dalit woman raped by upper caste men”. Why don’t they write “Innocent Indian killed by terrorist Muslim”?
    A rape in itself is a crime, and I demand capital punishment for rapists, whether the rapist is an upper caste man or anyone, I don't care. Also why should only rape by an upper caste man make news? If a dalit man rapes a dalit woman, that should not make news? But when will our media learn?
    I’d share another example of media twisting a story. In January this year, all leading media houses carried a news – “temple purified by Brahmins after dalit minister visit”. The incident happened in Orissa.
    You know the truth? The temple indeed was purified, but it was a regular purification ceremony that was always performed in that temple!
    Do we all not clean our houses every day? Say each day we broom our house at 10 AM. One day at 9 AM one of our dalit friends comes to visit us. He leaves by 10 AM, and after seeing off our dalit friend, we take broom and clean our house. And viola! The media will say – “upper caste man cleans his house after dalit friend’s visit!”
    For a complete analysis of this particular incident, visit this link.
    There is no denying the fact that there are morons, idiots, and criminals who still treat so-called dalits as untouchables. They have to be educated about true essence of Hinduism. But media wants to eradicate that very essence of Hinduism by their doctored reports.
    The sickular elements in the media use their own imagination and prejudices against Hinduism and manufacture false news. Those who are not so shameless, use words like ‘allegedly’ ‘reportedly’ ‘believed to be’ ‘suspected’ etc. and blame Hindu organizations for crimes they never committed.
    We at ‘The SHIELD’ must speak up and not let the sickulars in media hijack Hinduism.

    Tuesday, February 17, 2009

    Good work by Sri Ram Sene

    While Sri Ram Sene crossed the limits and did a horrible job by beating up women in the pub, they are doing something that would fight the biggest evil of Hinduism – the caste system. In some of the Hindu families, parents feel it ‘dishonorable’ to marry off their daughters to men of so-called lower castes. But thanks to Sri Ram Sene, this has been possible. Kudos to them for doing it and we hope they help more intercaste marriages to take place and remove this curse of casteism from the Hindu society.

    Following is the news report. Such news won’t be reported by the main secular media, so help spread the word.

    Mangalore, Feb 16: A young man and woman from Udupi district got married under the supervision of Sri Rama Sena at Saravu Sri Mahaganapati temple, after the parents of both of them resented their decision and opposed the relationship.

    21-year-old Shobith and Geetha of the same age, entered wedlock in a simple, traditional ceremony in the presence of Sri Rama Sena activists. Shobith belongs to scheduled caste, while the girl is from Vishwakarma community. Shobith is a resident of Paniyur and Geetha, from Mudarangadi in Udupi District.

    "We love each other since the last two and half years", confessed the couple.

    Shobith, a student from Udupi, is studying Bachelor of Computer Applications course, while Geetha works in a private firm.

    "My parents are totally opposed to this marriage. When we approached my parents with the proposal, they registered a complaint against me in the police station. As a result, I was sent to remand home a few years back, “Geetha said.

    Geetha lives in a hostel in Manipal, as she has been expelled from her home. Parents of both the lovers are strongly against this marriage, and Shobith's parents not only dissuaded him from marrying the girl, but also warned him to shelve his plan.

    "We planned to marry on February 14 with the help of Sri Rama Sena, as per their call, but when we contacted them, their leaders were not available. So we decided to marry today," said Shobith.

    "We had two options before us, either marrying each other or committing suicide, but Sri Rama Sena members gave us life," he added.

    "Sri Rama Sena members have assured us of finding out suitable residence and jobs," said Geetha.

    Sri Rama Sena members, who were present there, said that it was not a forcible marriage, and that the couple contacted them with a request to assist them to get married to each other.

    Sunday, February 15, 2009

    Speak up and Fight

    One of the most often used tools by sickulars to attack Hinduism is to put a question mark on the existence and definition of Hindus. Their agenda is to prove to that Hinduism is the religion of Brahmins only, and all other castes of Hinduism are slaves of Brahmins, who must liberate themselves i.e. leave Hinduism and convert to other religions or just transform into a vibrant Hindu hater.

    This scam was started by Evangelists with the invention of Aryan Invasion Theory, which got some support in Tamilnadu, causing some people to actually believe that South Indians belonged to a different race than North Indians. Evangelists wanted them to believe that the Rakshas (devils) in Ramayan, whom Lord Rama fought to rescue his wife Sita, were actually inhabitants of Tamilnadu, termed as Dravidians. Ramayan was converted into a story, rather myth, of fight between Aryans and Dravidians.

    Evangelists had the state machinery of the British government to support them and a team of committed missionaries to propagate the theory, and it sold like hot cakes. Some people in Tamilnadu even cheerfully accepted Lanka King Ravana as the Dravidian hero, blissfully forgetting that Ravana was referred to as a Brahmin in most of the ancient versions of Ramayana. So even if the Aryan Invasion Theory was correct, Ravana was an Aryan!

    Anyway, the issue is not to find out whom Lord Rama fought in those times, but to find out what the enemy of Hinduism is upto. Here, it would be very helpful to understand how Evangelists succeeded in converting whole of Europe into Christianity.

    The religions of pre-Christian Europe are termed as ‘paganism’ today. Technically, followers of all non-Abrahmic religions i.e. religions other than Judaism, Christianity and Islam, are referred to as Pagans or Heathens, and hence Hinduism is also a part of paganism. An Evangelist’s and Jehadi’s dream is to get rid of all Pagan and Heathen people from this world, and then sort out amongst themselves.

    Europe was not Christian until after 300 years since Jesus first preached. Christian apostles kept preaching and propagating the religion in various part of Europe but Europeans followed Hellenistic religions, which was polytheistic as well as mystic and philosophical like Hinduism. Hellenistic religions had Greek and Roman gods and goddesses and there were other Celtic and Scandinavian gods that were worshiped in pre-Christian Europe.

    The pre-Christian Europe gave rise to great thinkers like Socrates, Plato and Aristotle – the real trinity of the western world and the real reason of richness of the western philosophy.

    Christianity was adopted as the official religion of Roman Empire by the emperor Constantine I in fourth century AD. Christian historians refer to him as “The Great” for this job, as the Roman Church became the most powerful establishment in Europe.

    Once the Evangelists had political power, they started systematic persecution and subversion of Hellenistic religions. The people of Europe were made to feel ashamed to be following Hellenistic religions. They were demoralized and humiliated through the process of Christianization (check this Wikipedia entry to see how Christians destroyed temples and defiled statues of Pagan gods to demoralize and humiliate Pagans).

    The Europeans, originally Pagans, were taught that Greek and Roman religions were all myths and that Europe didn’t have any religion or culture to be proud of. Evangelists told the European Pagans that Hellenistic gods, especially Roman gods, were just ruthless warriors who were killing fellow European Pagans. The sense of belonging and oneness among the Europeans was robbed. Christianity was offered as the only solution to redeem themselves after disowning their ‘shameful’ past.

    Is it tough to see that Evangelists tried to do the same thing in India?

    Can you now see why the sickulars work overtime to argue that Hinduism is all myth, just the same way Evangelists argued with Europeans about their original religions?

    Can you now see why Ramayana is argued as a story where one set of Indian Pagans (North Indians) were killing another set of Indian Pagans (South Indians)?

    Even for the sake of discussion, we admit that the Aryan Invasion Theory was correct, what difference does it make? Do Hindus have to live in past or in present?

    If sickulars want some Hindus to leave Hinduism because Aryans came from abroad and brought Hinduism into India by force and persecution, they should also ask the European Christians to leave Christianity as Christianity definitely came from abroad (Mediterranean) and persecuted the indigenous faiths. Sickulars should also ask people in Iran to go back to Zoroastrianism and renounce Islam, because Islam too definitely came from abroad into Iran and persecuted the Persians.

    The sickular agenda is to make the Hindus feel ashamed and demoralized about their own past, just as they did with European pagans. They had partial success in Tamilnadu, and now they are trying to do the same thing in northern India with dalits, trying to convince them to believe that they were never part of Hinduism by wrongly quoting and interpreting the Hindu texts.

    The Hindu caste-system, which horribly went awry by transforming into a hierarchal structure, is doing no good to us, as the sickulars are using this inhuman and unhindu discrimination to brainwash the dalits. That’s why it’s important that we get rid of this decimation based on castes and one of the main missions of “The SHIELD” is to fight casteism.

    The discrimination against dalits is a horrible and shameful truth, it exists even today. But who gave the rights to sickulars to blame it on Hindu texts? There are erudite scholars who claim and argue that the shlokas in Manusmriti have been misused and misinterpreted by a group of selfish people to discriminate against the dalits.

    Again, for the sake of discussion, even if we admit that some shlokas in Manusmriti actually favor discrimination against lower castes, does it become a ‘must-do’ for a Hindu?

    Hinduism is the only religion that allows people to logically debate and challenge an established norm with changing times – a tradition that allowed Adi Shakara to found the Vendata philosophy. What might be written in Manusmriti are not the final words of God as is believed to be in the case of Quran and Bible. If Hindus believe those shlokas to be discriminatory, they have every right to argue against it and discard it in favor of newer norms, no need for sickulars to preach.

    Aren’t there dozens verses in Quran that call for killing people, subjugating women, trading slaves, and various other things that are absolutely no-no in the modern society? But when an Islamic scholar says that such verses have been wrongly interpreted by some selfish people, sickulars take note and listen, and even agree. But when a Hindu tries to argue that Manusmriti or Vedic shlokas were misinterpreted, he’s abused and told to shut up.

    That’s why we at “The SHIELD” must not keep quiet and speak up against the vilification of Hinduism, and at the same fight a battle to eradicate vices like caste-based discrimination from Hindusim.

    Saturday, February 14, 2009

    Our Mission

    There are three main missions of “The SHIELD” –

  • To speak up against malicious vilification of Hinduism and Hindu culture, and to expose the coordinated attempts by sickulars (trinity of Evangelists, Jihadis and Communists) to project Hinduism as the root cause of all evils in the Indian society.

  • To act as a pressure group on saffron organizations (mostly referred as Sangh Parivar by the mainstream Indian media) who sometimes unfortunately indulge in disagreeable deeds and acts in the name of Hindu religion and culture.

  • To actively work towards betterment of the Hindu society in particular and Indian society in general, by fighting vices like casteism, crime and corruption and lending a helping hand in humanitarian operations.

  • Hindus must be aware that there is a lobby of Hindu haters strongly active in Indian politics and society. We have to defend ourselves against these elements without becoming paranoid or prisoners or Sangh Parivar.

    People at “The SHIELD” are not allergic to Sangh Parivar, in fact we acknowledge their vital contribution in upholding, promoting and securing Hindu interests, and that’s why only we can act as a pressure group.

    We want to send across a strong message to the saffron organizations – we are not amused by everything you do.

    And we want to send across a stern warning to the Hindu haters and sickulars – don’t push us too far.

    Friday, February 13, 2009

    About Us

    Welcome to The SHIELD – The Self-respecting Hindus' Initiative for Equality and Liberty with Dignity – the voice of new age Hinduism.

    This movement/campaign/initiative would not be led by one group or any Sangh Parivar organization. It will be championed by you – an ordinary self-respecting Hindu.

    Let’s act as a SHIELD against people attacking Hinduism and blaming it for everything wrong that goes around in our society.

    Let’s act as a SHIELD against people like Sri Ram Sene, who have hijacked name of Hindu culture to do get some free publicity.

    Let’s act as a SHIELD against vices that truly infect Hindu society such as casteism, gender inequality, lack of brotherhood, and ignorance about richness of Hindu culture.

    Let’s also act as a SHIELD against other vices that infect our society such as corruption and crime, because if we don’t do that, the sickulars will blame even those on Hinduism!

    Let’s unite and act as a SHIELD to protect our self-respect and self-esteem, something that has been under constant attack but has survived for centuries. But we can’t just bloat under the fact that if it has survived all kinds of attacks, it will survive even in future. Hindusim is all about Karma philosophy, and we have to act.

    Let’s spread the word, discuss issues, try to meet in different cities in person, and let the movement start.