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Hindus can contribute to Halloween Festivity

Halloween is an annual festival observed in USA where a large Hindu community also resides. The time coincides with Dussera festival of Hindus. It is celebrated on October 31 each year and comes after Deepawali.

The festivity includes several interesting activities such as trick of treating, attending costume parties and visiting haunted attractions. The technological displays provide grounds for experimentation to attract visitors. The festival generates a lot of business also as many items are on sale in Malls to attract children, youths and adults. It has almost turned out to be a global festival cutting across faiths and nationalities. Hindu community also enjoys decoration and display of items associated with Halloween.

Its thematic origins are linked to the Roman feast of Pomona, the goddess of fruits and seeds. It is also linked to the Celtic festival of Samhain.

Artifacts and symbols associated with Halloween formed over time. The turnip has traditionally been used in Ireland and Scotland during Halloween. The imagery of Halloween is derived from many sources, including national customs, works of Gothic and horror literature such as Dracula, and classic horror films. Homes and surroundings are often decorated with horrifying  of symbols around Halloween.

Halloween imagery includes themes of death, evil, and mythical monsters. Black and orange are the holiday’s traditional colors.

It will be an idea worth consideration with an open mind to add a Hindu theme also to it by displaying some Ramayana icons. This will have some educational purpose also. Ramayana is the most ancient epic in the history of mankind and faiths. Thus by hanging caricatures of flying Hanuman ( Monkey God), Jambuvana, Nala and Neel ( Bears) and other monkeys can add some zest. Some humanized characters can also be added in their traditional way like Rama and Lakshmana shooting at the demons already at display. Light and sound effect can also be added and enactment of mythological scenes can be added. Since there is already dominance of Black and Orange color associated with Halloween, the same colors would fit well with Ravana’s demons and Rama’ army in exile .

It will provide an opportunity to Hindu community to involve local population to see through Hindu festivity in positive spirit. The trial runs could be conducted in the premises of Hindu temples.

It is just an individual suggestion.  More and better ideas can also be tried with open mind after deliberations within the Hindu community. Intentions are to foster harmony and not to injure any one’s feelings.

Chand K Sharma

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Congress is the mother of political Evils

Congress is the mother of all the political evils existing in India.   Congress was founded by one Britisher AO Hume in 1885 to distract Indian masses away from joining any political movement that may go against the colonial Government. Indians were provided with a platform to cough-up their political aspirations about freedom movement reflected through the Revolution of 1857.

The arrangement worked, since newly born Macaulay products of British Educational system found an amusement park to keep them busy with some home rule type lollypop under the supervision of British oriented Congress Presidents. As and when some nationalist leaders with guts like Lokmanya Tilak,  Lala Lajpat Rai, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Veer Savarkar emerged and attracted masses with ideas of freedom as their birth right, they were eased out of Congress and  replaced with moderates, of the types of Gopal Krishna Gokhale,  MK Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Pattabhai Seetarammaiyya and so on. They could toe the British ideology . Out of those English educated personalities MK Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru were more acceptable to British to participate with them on negotiating table.  Finally they got the reward also as they were gifted with the political power of governance in left over of India.

We must not forget that  Gandhi and Nehru had openly supported the British in second world war, which was fought to protect British colonial empire by contributing blood of Indian soldiers and they remained cold throughout towards Indian National Army of Subhash Chandra Bose. After gifting major chunk of India to Muslims as Pakistan, Gandhi and Nehru made them equal partners in the remaining part of India – and now they are preferential citizens of India having first right on country’s resources as per Congress.

Congress party is now really showing its true colors. Under the garb of secularism it is turning out to be just another version of Muslim league, wedded to placating Muslims and Christians whom the British had favored on the eve of  India’s partition and thereafter. Congress is working to divide Hindus and fragment India into smaller states that will be asking for more and more autonomy in years to come. 

Constitutionally Jains, Buddhists and Sikhs are the off-shoots of Hindu religion and had been clubbed together by patriots like Dr Rajendra Prasad and Dr BR Ambedekar while drafting the constitution of India. But through reservations and other political gimmicks, Congress has been continuously creating wedge between Hindus, Jains, Buddhists and Sikhs through appeasement of minorities. These Hindu sects are also referred as minorities purposely.  By extending benefits of reservations to those who converted to Islam and Christianity, Congress leadership has been alluring and abetting conversions out of Hinduism to weaken Hindu unity in the country. Sikhs are also being offered minority benefits on the sly under Manmohan Singh’s government and that is why a dubious debate goes on under the caption Sikhs are not Hindus.  In all sincerity will the Sikh PM Manmohan Singh hand-picked by Congress President Sonia Gandhi to govern India muster courage to open his heart and mind on whether Sikhs are Hindus or otherwise? It is apparant that he would prefer to keep mum for political reasons and allow the controversy to linger on.

Sonia and her clan have to simply wait, hide and smile while the job is being done by spade workers. Rahul’s remarks that there can be a Muslim Prime Minister in India is just to draw Muslim support as a link in the same chain. He stated that his religion was Tiranga – perhaps implying power – as there is no such religion. Sonia has stated that India is not a Hindu country.

It is now for the patriotic and nationalist  Indians to see whether they would allow their home land to be ruined by such clandestine and sinister games. It is a religious obligation upon Hindus in particular to come out and unite against Congress rule and defeat it politically to save their home land, the memories, values and traditions of their ancestors, otherwise the same would be washed away from India in the tide of misplaced secularism. The whole game is nothing but minority appeasement, to strengthen minorities to destroy the left over traces of Hinduism in India.

Chand K Sharma   

We are Hindus Every Where and Every Time!

Congress has been trying to make a mountain out of a mole by citing refusal of Narendra Modi wearing a skull-cap. Acceptance of shawl by Modi from the same person has been eclipsed due to his refusal to wear skull-cap. There was nothing wrong if others refused to do Surya Namaskar – the heavenly object that lights the world, refused singing Vande Matram, or replaced Bharat Mata portrait to look Gandhian, but heavens have fallen since Narendra Modi did not wear a cap.

Every time a third-rate leader or journalist called BJP a communal or fundamentalist party, BJP and RSS leadership get down to display their secular credentials. Is it a stigma to be a Hindu in India? The Congress government has been deceiving everyone with the garb of secularism but in India Muslims, Christians and others have not adopted secularism in any form. So are the Hindus and now it needs to be asserted with pride. The need of the hour is that every Hindu should assert in every manner that he is a Hindu first and last. We are not secularists of the Congress brand at all.

Every one is born human first.  Later people adopt religious tags as Muslim, Christian, Atheist, ideology tags like Communist, Fascist, Secular and nationality tags. Irrespective of Nationality, Muslims and Christians opt for burial after death, while a Hindu would like to be cremated in whatever part of the globe he lived. National Boundaries are irrelevant as for as human feelings are concerned.

Propagation of ideologies is subjected to local laws. A Muslims does not allow Allah to be identified by another name and Quran to be equated with any other scripture. For a Christian only Christ is the Son of God. It is a Hindu who would accept other scriptures and deities worthy of reverence like God. Thus a Hindu can never be a fundamentalist. Let the Congressmen remember.

Muslims and Christians convert others to their fold through allurements, and coercive methods. Hindus do not seek conversions as individuals are accepted in Hinduism by birth. They let others follow whatever faith they prefer. One may adopt Hinduism voluntarily under certain conditions. That is the purity of faith.

Christians differentiate humans in term s of ‘chosen seed’ while Muslims classify humans in to believers and non believers. Hindus regard every creature to be the image of God.

As long as a person is capable of perceiving other creatures as reflections of the Almighty, is broad-minded to allow others to remember Him by another name or image – he is basically a Hindu. It is only when he turns narrow-minded and restrictive he adopts the mould of a fundamentalist.

No human should feel shy of introducing himself to others as a Hindu because being a Hindu is a sign of broad-minded-ness and refine-ness in human-beings. It is the most natural way of leading a Global life on the ideal of Live and Let others also live. Hindu way of life is the path of peaceful co-existence among all species of living beings not only on planet Earth but till the farthest end of Universe.

The irony is that even Gandhian like Anna Hazare are shy to call themselves Hindus in fighting a non-Hindu issue like corruption. They displayed their audacity towards Hindu icons by removing the portrait of Bharat Mata from Anti Corruption stage and forgot that even Shaheed -e Aram Bhagat Singh had drawn Bharat Mata’s portrait in his cell. Thus if Gandhian Anna felt uncomfortable with the Hindu support he should wear a skull-cap and lead the Muslims and Christians alone. Anna ought to have realized the sentiments of Hindus and the respect he had been given by them. He should not have taken advantage of Hindu tolerance and respect as his secularist companions are now making Hindus feel guilty of their Faith.

Let Anna Hazare and his pseudo-secular companions hear that we are Hindus first and last, everywhere and every time. Hinduism is the refined form of Humanity since the dawn of civilization. Since Hindustan is the birthplace of Hinduism no one can convert our home land into a ‘no man’s land’ under the camouflage of pseudo secularism or Gandhian ideology.

Chand K Sharma

हिन्दू विरोधी काला कानून

अगले आम चुनाव से पहले हिन्दूओं के प्रचार पर रोक लगाने और अल्प संख्यकों को बढावा दे कर अपने वश में करने के विचार से काँग्रेस एक काला कानून पास करवाने जा रही है जिस का नाम है – “सांप्रदायिकहिंसा रोकथाम (न्याय एवं क्षतिपूर्ति) विधेयक 2011″।

वास्तव में यह कानून भारत में हिन्दूओं का हमेशा के लिये सर्वनाश कर दे गा और भारत को ऐक अलपसंख्यकों का खंडित देश बना दे गा।

विस्तरित जानकारी के लिये कानून को ही पढना पडे गा लेकिन यहाँ सरल भाषा में इस कानून के हिन्दू विरोधी पहलूओं पर प्रकाश डाला गया है ताकि उन्हें आसानी से समझा जा सके। कानूनी भाषा के बदले केवल सारांश ही प्रस्तुत है।

कानून का मकसद हिन्दू विरोधी अल्पसंख्यक वोट बैंक कायम करना है।

कहने को इस का मकसद देश में सांप्रदायिक हिंसा को रोकना है, लेकिन इसका असली मकसद काँग्रेस के लिये और खास तौर पर सोनियां परिवार के लिये अल्प संख्यक वोट बैंक मज़बूत करना है। यह कानून पूरी तरह से दुर्भावना, पक्षपात एवं दुराग्रह से ग्रसित है और इस का प्रभाव हिन्दूओं के हाथ पाँव बाँध कर उन की पीठ में छुरा घोंपना है।

हिन्दू विरोधी दिमाग की उपज – जिस ड्राफ्ट कमेटी ने इस विधेयक को बनाया है, उसका चरित्र ही इस विधेयक के इरादे को स्पष्ट कर देता है। इसके सदस्यों और सलाहकारों में हर्ष मंडेर, अनु आगा, तीस्ता सीतलवाड़, फराह नकवी जैसे हिन्दू विद्वेषी तथा सैयद शहाबुद्दीन, जॉन दयाल, शबनम हाशमी और नियाज फारुखी जैसे घोर साम्प्रदायिक लोग शामिल हैं। विधेयक के इरादे क्या हों दे इस की आसानी से कल्पना की जा सकती है।

परिभाषाओं का छुपा मतलब – कानून में बहुसंख्यकों का अर्थ हिन्दूओं से है और अल्प संख्यकों में मुस्लिम, इसाई, तो आते ही हैं उन के साथ अनुसूचित जातियों और जन जातियों को जोडने का बन्दोबस्त भी हो गा। मतलब साफ है हिन्दूओं को तोड कर अनुसूचित जातियों को भी संरक्षण पक्षपात या किसी प्रलोभन के बहाने हिन्दू विरोधी बना कर अल्पसंख्यक वोट बैंक का विस्तार किया जाये गा।

विपक्षी सरकारों को तोडना – यह भारत के संघीय ढांचे को ही नष्ट कर देगा। सांम्प्रदायिक हिंसा के दौरान किए गए अपराध राज्यों के कार्यक्षेत्र में आते है। यदि प्रस्तावित बिल कानून बन जाता है तो केन्द्र सरकार राज्य सरकारों के अधिकारों को हड़प लेगी। जिस प्राँत में भी केन्द्र विरोधी सरकार होगी उस में इस कानून की आड में केन्द्र सरकार पूरी दखलांदाजी कर सके गी।

हिन्दू-मुस्लिमों के बीच शत्रुता – इस विधेयक के द्वारा न केवल बहुसंख्यकों अर्थात हिन्दूओं को आक्रामक और अपराधी वर्ग में ला खड़ा करने, बल्कि हिन्दू-मुस्लिमों के बीच शत्रुता पैदा कर हर गली-कस्बे में दंगे करवाने की साजिश है।

हिन्दू विरोधी प्रावधान – इस कानून में ‘समूह’ की परिभाषा से मतलब पंथिक या भाषायी अल्पसंख्यकों से है, जिसमें अनुसूचित जाति व जनजाति को भी शामिल किया जा सकता है। अल्प संख्यकों में मुस्लिम, इसाई, तो आते ही हैं उन के साथ अनुसूचित जातियों और जन जातियों को जोडने का बन्दोबस्त भी हो गा। जरूरत पडने पर सिखों, बौद्धों, तथा किसी को भी भाषायी अल्पसंख्यक बनाया जा सकता है।

किसी भी बहुसंख्यक (हिन्दू) पर कोई भी अल्पसंख्यक नफरत फैलाने, हमला करने, साजिश करने अथवा नफरत फैलाने के लिए आर्थिक मदद देने या शत्रुता का भाव फैलाने के नाम पर मुकदमा दर्ज करवा सकेगा और उस बेचारे बहुसंख्यक (हिन्दू) को इस कानून के तहत कभी शिकायतकर्ता की पहचान तक का हक नहीं होगा। इसमें शिकायतकर्ता के नाम और पते की जानकारी उस व्यक्ति को नहीं दी जाएगी जिसके खिलाफ शिकायत दर्ज की जा रही है।

केवल हिन्दूओं को त्रास्त करना

  •  शिकायतकर्ता अल्पसंख्यक अपने घर बैठे शिकायत दर्ज करवा सकेगा।
  • इसी प्रकार यौन शोषण व यौन अपराध के मामले भी केवल अल्पसंख्यक ही हिन्दू के विरुद्ध शिकायत दर्ज करवा सकेगा और ये सभी मामले अनुसूचित जाति और जनजाति पर किए जाने वाले अपराधों के साथ समानांतर चलाए जाएंगे। हिन्दू व्यक्ति को कभी यह नहीं बताया जाएगा कि उसके खिलाफ शिकायत किसने दर्ज कराई है।
  • उसे एक ही तथाकथित अपराध के लिए दो बार दो अलग-अलग कानूनों के तहत दंडित किया जाएगा।
  • इस अधिनियम के अनुसार पीड़ित वही व्यक्ति है जो किसी समूह का सदस्य है। अतः कोई हिन्दू इस कानून के तहत पीडित व्यक्ति नहीं बन सकता। समूह के बाहर किसी बहुसंख्यक की महिला से अगर दुराचार किया जाता है या अपमानित किया जाता है या जान-माल की हानि या क्षति पहुचाई जाती है तो भी बहुसंख्यक पुरुष या महिला पीड़ित नहीं माने जायेगे । यह कानून हिन्दूओं को परिताडित करने के लिये ही बनाया जाये गा।
  • अपराध के फलस्वरूप किसी समूह का कोई व्यक्ति शारीरिक, मानसिक मनोवैज्ञानिक या आर्थिक हानि उठाता है तो न केवल वह अल्पसंख्यक व्यक्ति बल्कि उसके रिश्ते-नातेदार, विधिक संरक्षक और विधिक वारिस भी पीड़ित माने जायेगे !
  • दंगो के दौरान होने वाले जान और माल के नुकसान पर मुआवजे के हक़दार सिर्फ अल्पसंख्यक ही होंगे। किसी बहुसंख्यक का भले ही दंगों में पूरा परिवार और संपत्ति नष्ट हो जाए उसे किसी तरह का मुआवजा नहीं मिलेगा।

सुरक्षा बलों में साम्प्रदायक्ता भरना

  • यह विधेयक पुलिस और सैनिक अफसरों के विरुद्ध उसी तरह बर्ताव करता है जिस तरह से कश्मीरी आतंकवादी उनके खिलाफ रुख अपनाते हैं। यानी अगर शरारती तत्व सुरक्षा कर्मियों पर पत्थर या हथगोले फैंके तो वह पीडित ही माने जायें गे और अपनी डयूटी करते हुये सुरक्षा कर्मी यदि बल का प्रयोग करें तो वह अपनी सफाइ देने के लिये दोषी बन कर कटघडे में ही खडे हों गे।
  • विधेयक में ‘समूह’ यानी अल्पसंख्यक के विरुद्ध किसी भी हमले या दंगे के समय यदि पुलिस, अ‌र्द्धसैनिक बल अथवा सेना तुरंत और प्रभावी ढंग से स्थिति पर नियंत्रण प्राप्त नहीं करती तो उस बल के नियंत्रणकर्ता अथवा प्रमुख के विरुद्ध आपराधिक धाराओं में मुकदमे चलाए जाएंगे। स्थिति पर नियंत्रण जैसी परिस्थिति किसी भी ढंग से परिभाषित की जा सकती है।
  • किसी संगठन का कोई कार्यकर्त्ता या वरिष्ठतम अधिकारी या पद धारी अपनी कमान के नियंत्रण पर्यवेक्षक के अधीन अधीनस्थों के ऊपर नियंत्रण रखने में असफल रहता है तो इस अधिनियम के अधीन यदि कोई अपराध किया जाता है तो वह अपने अधीनस्थों द्वारा किये गए अपराध का दोषी होगा ! अर्थात किसी संगठन का सामान्य से सामान्य कार्यकर्त्ता भी इस अधिनियम के आधार पर यदि अपराधी सिद्ध होता है तो शीर्ष नेतृत्व भी अपराधी माना जायेगा । अगर निचले सत्र का कोई कर्मी जानबूझ कर या लापरवाही से किसी अल्पसंख्यक को नुकसान पहुँचाता है तो उस दल के अफसर को दोषी बनाया जा सकता है। अतः कोई अपने अफसर को नीचा दिखाने के लिये अपनी लापरवाही से उसे दँडित करवा सके गा। सशस्त्र बलों में अनुशासन हीनता को बढावा मिले गा।
  • सांप्रदायिक हिंसा रोकने के लिए जिस सात सदस्यीय समिति के गठन की सिफारिश की है, उसमें चार सदस्य मजहबी अल्पसंख्यक होंगे। यदि समिति में अल्पसंख्यकों का बहुमत नहीं होगा तो समिति न्याय नहीं कर सकेगी।

समाचार पत्रों पर पाबन्दी और आतंकियों को छूट

घृणा या दुष्प्रचार –शब्दों द्वारा या बोले गए या लिखे गए या चित्रण किये गए किसी दृश्य को प्रकाशित, संप्रेषित या प्रचारित करना, जिससे किसी समूह या समूह के व्यक्तियों के विरुद्ध समानताय या विशिष्टतया हिंसा का खतरा होता है या कोई व्यक्ति इसी सूचना का प्रसारण या प्रचार करता है या कोई ऐसा विज्ञापन व सूचना प्रकाशित करता है जिसका अर्थ यह लगाया जा सकता हो कि इसमें घृणा को बढ़ावा देने या फ़ैलाने का आशय निहित है ! उस समूह के व्यक्तियों के प्रति इसी घृणा उत्पन्न होने की सम्भावना के आधार पर वह व्यक्ति दुष्प्रचार का दोषी है ! ऐसी प्रस्थिति में यदि कोई समाचार – पत्र आतंकवादियों के उन्माद भरे बयानों प्रकाशित करता है तो उसका प्रकाशक अपराधी मना जायेगा ! अर्थात फाँसी की सजा काट रहे आतंकवादियों का नाम प्रकाशित करने पर भी पाबंदी होगी ! आतंकवाद के खिलाफ परिचर्चा, राष्ट्रीय सेमीनार का आयोजन करना भी अपराध माना जायेगा जो कि संविधान द्वारा प्रदत्त अभिव्यक्ति की स्वतंत्रता का अधिकार को भी बाधित करेगा !

किसी  बहुसंख्यक की किसी बात से किसी अल्पसंख्यक को मानसिक कष्ट हुआ है तो वह भी अपराध माना जायेगा। अल्पसंख्यक वर्ग के किसी व्यक्ति के अपराधिक कृत्य का शाब्दिक विरोध भी इस विधेयक के अन्तर्गत अपराध माना जायेगा। यानि अब अफजल गुरु को फांसी की मांग करना,बांग्लादेशी घुसपैठियों के निष्कासन की मांग करना, धर्मान्तरण पर रोक लगाने की मांग करना भी अपराध बन जायेगा। मानसिक एवं मनोवैज्ञानिक हानि कि मापने पा पैमाना क्या होगा यह स्पष्ट नहीं किया गया

भारतीय संविधान की मूल भावना के अनुसार किसी आरोपी को तब तक निरपराध माना जायेगा जब तक वह दोषी सिद्ध न हो जाये; परन्तु, इस विधेयक में आरोपी तब तक दोषी माना जायेगा जब तक वह अपने आपको निर्दोष सिद्ध न कर दे। इसका मतलब होगा कि किसी भी गैर हिन्दू के लिए अब किसी हिन्दू को जेल भेजना आसान हो जाएगा। वह केवल आरोप लगाएगा और पुलिस अधिकारी आरोपी हिन्दू को जेल में डाल देगा। इस विधेयक के प्रावधान पुलिस अधिकारी को इतना कस देते हैं कि वह उसे जेल में रखने का पूरा प्रयास करेगा ही क्योंकि उसे अपनी प्रगति रिपोर्ट शिकायतकर्ता को निरंतर भेजनी होगी।

विधेयक अगर पास हो जाता है तो हिन्दुओं का भारत में जीना दूभर हो जायेगा। देश द्रोही और हिन्दू द्रोही तत्व खुलकर भारत और हिन्दू समाज को समाप्त करने का षडयन्त्र करते रहेंगे; परन्तु हिन्दू संगठन इनको रोकना तो दूर इनके विरुध्द आवाज भी नहीं उठा पायेंगे।

अधिनियम का प्रभाव क्षेत्र – सम्पूर्ण भारतवर्ष होगा । जम्मू-कश्मीर में राज्य की सहमति से इसे विस्तारित किया जायेगा । जम्मू-कश्मीर में इस प्रकार का कानून आतंकवादियों और उन के सहयोगियों के लिये रास्ता आसान कर दे गा।

यह अधिनियम पारित किये जाने की तारीख से एक वर्ष के भीतर लागू होगा तथा एसे अपराध जो भारत के बाहर किये गए है उन पर भी इस अधिनियम के अंतर्गत उसी प्रकार कार्यवाही होगी जैसे वह भारत के भीतर किया गया हो !

काँग्रेस पार्टी पूर्णत्या  हिन्दू विरोधी है

एक वर्ष के भीतर लागू किये जाने की बाध्यता को रखकर यह सुनिश्चित करने का प्रयास किया गया है कि वर्तमान सरकार और राष्ट्रीय सलाहकार समिति की वर्तमान अध्यक्षा के रहते ही यह कानूनी अनिवार्य रूप से लागू कर दिया जाय !

हिन्दूओं के लिये अब अभी नहीं तो कभी नही वाली स्थिति

हिन्दूओं को चाहिये कि इस काले कानून का संसद में, गलियों में मीडीया में सभी प्रकार से विरोध करें और सडकों पर उतरें।

इस कानून के विरुद्ध उच्चतम न्यायालय में याचिका डालें।

साम्प्रदायकता रोकने के लिये आसान रास्ता समान आचार संहिता लागू करना

सऱकार से माँग करें कि अगर देश में ऐकता लानी है तो समान आचार संहिता लागू करवायें जिस से अल्प संख्यक और बहु संख्यक का भेद अपने आप ही खत्म हो जाये गा।

किसी को ज्ञापन देने से कुछ नहीं हो गा। अब हिन्दूओं को फैसला करना हो गा कि देश को धर्म हीन बना कर दूसरों के हवाले करना है या फिर उसे हिन्दू राष्ट्र बना कर अपना अस्तीत्व सुरक्षित करना है।

चाँद शर्मा

In Defence of Law Enforcing Agencies

There should be no doubt that our law enforcing agencies are demoralized and practically directionless. Public and media are always indifferent towards their good work and sacrifices. Death of few Police personnel at the hands of Naxalites or elsewhere turns out to be just another story for media to be aired, and for public to be seen and forgotten to watch next program over TV. Politicians thereafter have another issue for the blame game for few days till something else is available. Most often Security personnel remain soft targets for criticism, political interference, and adverse projection.

The sacrifice of CRPF personnel at Dantewada and many other elsewhere during past few years did not  stir our conscience. UPA Government is still reluctant to bombard the Maoists. Had the casualties included some politicians, judges, media men and human right activists, then we would have declared an all out war against Maoists. Unfortunately that does not happen to them.

It is shame that many politicians who remain over protected all the time under security cover are suggesting hanging of  Rajiv Killers, Afzal and Kasab to be converted to lesser punishment.  They have no concern for the police personnel who lose their life in apprehending such criminals as long as their own life and position are guarded by policemen.

The agony of persons in uniform who discharge their duties to fight terrorism and influential criminals is not appreciated. In contrast, those who fight terrorism are hounded in courts at the whims of politicians. Aspersions are caste against them by worthless men like Digvijay Singh.  Today secularist politicians are busy projecting notoriously criminal Sohrabuddin a victim of Police brutality. It has become a regular feature in J & K to let hooligans stone and tarnish  image of security personnel to appease sectional elements.  We are trying to paint disciplined forces as villains for certain known politicians to survive in darkness of coalition politics.

There are many security personnel who are more patriotic, duty conscious, honest and dedicated as compared to politicians, media men, and men in the legal profession. There might be few corrupt and inefficient persons in security out fits – but black sheep can be found more in other professions. Their number is much less in ratio to white collared professions, when compared to the circumstances under which security personnel have to work.

Police personnel are often blamed for using excessive force, causing custodial deaths, false encounters, and use of third degree methods. The real culprits to fan such stories are anti national or short-sighted media, human right activists and vested politicians. What is the credibility of Arundhati Roys and Teesta Seetalvads and their likes whose utterances and doings anti national and seditious when compared with security personnel.

Why do we forget that certain amount of force is necessary to apprehend criminals who are well-armed, motivated, violent, and operate against the norms of civilized society? Why do we lack common sense to contrast that criminals operate without restrictions or remorse while police personnel remain under restrictions from society, state, code of professional conduct, post-operative scrutiny by their superiors, public, media, courts and even wayside passer-byes. The constructive role played by the police always goes unnoticed and negative attributes get over exposed.

We do not realize that police personnel remain overworked due to security demands of uncouth politicians many of whom are at times in league with the criminals and terrorists. Police personnel remain over committed in guarding politicians and their families at the cost of risk to law-abiding citizens who pay for that.

The importance of police force cannot be undermined, when we are living under the cloud of terrorist and anti-social activities. Civilized society only thought about granting human rights, but if a person picked up arms to destroy the same civil society, then how and who would grant him human rights?

Police force is regarded as manifestation of authority of the state. Their primary role had been prevention and detection of crime, but scope of their responsibility continues to be enlarged while their powers are being continuously curtailed. Earlier, they had absolute powers to safe guard the state against conspirators. Now their powers have been capped under judicial controls but their role is expanded. With each passing day their functioning is being subjected to transparency, scrutiny and criticism by various segments of the society.

Maintenance of law and order depends upon the cooperation of citizens and the police force.  Besides seeking protection for one’s own life and property, citizens are expected to report subversive activities and breaches of law and order, which, may come to their notice to the Police. How many of us do it is a different story. Did any one individually introspect this aspect?

Nothing can be more dimidiating than to prosecute a police person acting in aid of law against a law-less on the quantum of force used against the hardened criminal. Even third degree methods are time-tested techniques of crime detection since ages. Until crime-investigating agencies are provided effective alternate tools they perforce rely upon existing third degree methods in the interest of society. These aspects should not be over played to tarnish the image of police professionals.

Society cannot survive safely without enforcement of law by police. Its indispensability lies that police force works 24 hours in a day and all 365 days in every year. While we enjoy festivity at home, policemen are away from their families braving not only hazards of weather but also the lurking dangers in the environment around them.

Demoralized, corrupt, untrained police force lacking self-esteem is a liability on society. Its esteem values and efficiency have therefore, always to be supported and maintained by the society. The fear of being criticized later can one day motivate police personnel to shirk their duty. The day police personnel adopt that approach society will start appreciating their role – that we must take a warning before it actually happened.

We are already a soft target for the terrorists everywhere. It is high time we give Police personnel their due in the society!

Chand K Sharma

Splashes – 72/72 – Hindus to be Assertive

We are a rare case in the world that the descendants of a grand civilization and religion were kept enslaved for over thousand years by a handful of invaders who were primitive, uncivilized and spiritually perverse. The unfortunate part is that we remained at the mercy of a lady of Italian origin having little knowledge of English ruled over us but on the basis of her family connection some selfish and corrupt Indian sycophants!

Helplessly, we begged her government for preservation of our culture and the safety of our lives.  What really has been wrong with us? Perhaps over spiritualism and idealism have blocked our arteries, and have paralyzed our minds. We are helplessly awaiting someone to emerge and rescue us, while the remedy is with us to empower ourselves through Purushartha of ballot.

We shut eyes to Environment

Our Dharma Gurus – They remain busy lecturing spirituality devoid of activism. They have amassed properties for themselves and their family clans. Most of them are shy of karma yoga and have turned secular to attract more followers from global market. They are scared of calling a spade a spade, even if that happened to be truth.

Our Educated Ladies – The off springs of Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati, lack courage, ability and aspiration to replace the Italian born from extra constitutional authority. On the contrary some of them are begging reservation to enter legislative forums in India. They aim to compete with men in and out rather managing their homes, future generation, heritage, culture and resources.

Our Youths – They are turning helpless and hopeless due to over competitive environment contaminated with reservations. To escape realities they flock around a popped up Pappu icon from the same family to offer him Prime Minister of the country. Some of them want to run away further towards greener pastures abroad for better living rather cleaning and reclaiming on home.

Our Spiritual leaders – They are the worst of all. They remain busy segmenting Hindu society to carve a commercial niche for them. They keep mum in the face of illegal activities.

The stark fact is that we have not learnt anything from our history, spiritualism and lofty idealism.

The Gifts from God

Every person inherits his parentage, name, family, caste, blood relations, country and Religion at the time of birth. There was no choice as it came from Him. The package consisted of fond memories of ancestors, their beliefs, customs and traditions; all branded and packed in to the bundle of religion.

These are the possessions we use most of the time in our life daily as our personal identity. Subsequent circumstances may force an individual to adopt a new nationality but the link with ancestors is continued through the religion even after death. Religion is a strong bondage that establishes and regulates the relationship of persons living, dead, and those to follow. Thus, whatever was bestowed upon us by birth should be respected as a duty having been assigned to us by God Almighty.

Substance of Hindu Dharma

The substance of spirituality and the real Dharma of the individual is to love our country, parents, family, and society; and live by the laws of environment. Real Moksha comes through discharging ones duties without expecting anything in return. Hinduism has taken every one into its fold. All those living in India are Hindus provided they live within the constraints of Indian environment, customs and traditions established by indigenous ancestors.

Competition and animosity between religions occur when some religion usurped the area of another religion. The relevancy of every religion is to be assessed with reference to its place of origin. Hindus have no objection if any other religion followed some different practices, in their respective homelands. But once other religions overstep their boundaries to clash with local religion clashes are bound to result. With reference to India, Islam and Christianity are religions of alien environment pitted against Hinduism.

Blinded towards realities

It is not a shame that on the slightest sign of danger Hindus start crying aloud in India for their neighbor to help. They have individually given up Karma Yoga that other nations learnt from Hindus. Today all Hindu activities converge for a peaceful life to sit and relax under the umbrella of escapism and watch amusement on TV.

Do we ever retrospect? If outsiders have the courage to start Jihad far from their home land why Hindus could not reciprocate by counter Jihad? Why Hindus have failed to match the violence of the outsiders? Why handfuls of outsiders have taken Hindu mobs as soft targets? Biologically Hindus are not deficient in any way except unity, courage, initiative and motivation.  Aren’t Hindus passively inviting others to enslave them again? If this is the condition of Hindus even in a democratic set up, where they are having option of electing the government after every five years, what will be their plight if they are again to be ruled by some autocrat bigot non-Hindu ruler? Where will they run for safe shelter?

Excess of everything is bad

The doctrines of Non-Violence and Idealism have taken the shape of cowardice and escapism to block our arteries. We have lost direction and sense and keep moving in any direction led by unscrupulous politicians. We are simply relying on certain families that are capable of producing leadership to govern us. Seldom are we conscious that the remedy lies in our hand in the form of a ballot paper that we carelessly throw towards unworthy politicians to boss over us.

Israel is small country as compared to India, but has the will and capability to punish the terrorists. In contrast, why we continue getting beatings on our homeland every time and wait for the other countries to react? Our cowardly leaders have been carrying bags of evidence to other countries to prove their innocence and return unsuccessfully from foreign jaunts to advice restraint to own countrymen. Their assurances sound hollow when fresh terrorist attacks shake us from slumber. We don’t we kick such leaders out of power when ballet power is right in our hand? We have to choose and act between living a respectably safe life in India or hand over the home land to others.

The Law of Nature

Our religion is a bridge to connect past, present and future. Anyone who resides in India and lived his life according to Indian environment is a Hindu provided he let others also live and took pride in Indian ancestral lineage, traditions and customs. Anyone who disregarded this fundamental code should not have any place to stand on Indian soil.

Hindus need to be Assertive

Hindus have to proclaim aloud. We are Hindus first and last and have pride in saying so. We need to emulate Krishna, Chankya, Shivaji and Guru Gobind Singh. They were neither revengeful nor fanatics but down to earth karmayogies.

In every country, law provides every individual to abate the nuisance being caused to his person.  Abatement of nuisance is a legal right of every individual unless the practice has been established as a tradition. Thus the problem should be nipped in the bud before it is established as a tradition. Use of force is also considered lawful if circumstances justify.

What prevents Hindu society to apprehend missionaries indulging in conversions and handing them over to police? What prevents Hindu action groups to prosecute such Evangelist? Why can’t Hindus from habitat protection teams to apprehend terrorist and mischief mongers. Likewise, if some painting or similar object is injurious to Hindu feelings what prevents Hindu youths to snatch the same from the culprit and assign it to flames.

All places of worship and public utilities should be guarded by armed guards called Sevadars. They must be equipped with weaponry and communication owned by terrorists. They should be trained to provide protection to the place and inmates till arrival of security personnel and should be trained adequately.

Somehow Hindus have to get down to brainstorming sessions at street level and even their drawing rooms to educate their younger generations. Hindus have to re-build their self-confidence and esteem. Hindus have to eradicate local short falls, and assert themselves. No one should be allowed to snatch their home land under the grab of secularism. Towards this end every temple should be restored to its ancient status as a community center for Karama yoga.

Brain-storming on Karamayoga

The crux of the problem is that Hindus have ceased to be assertive. Instead of Karma Yoga, Hindus are living under the spell of escapism falsely disguised as spiritualism and Gandhian philosophy. Hindus have to learn that nationality may change, but if they are extinct as Hindus then Hinduism will be finished from India.

Like Arjuna, Hindus have to focus on bird’s eye for the time being.  They have to work individually and collectively to make India a Hindu country, governed by Hindu government. Everything else is of secondary importance. Hinduism is truly secular in concept and enshrines the golden principle of Vasudeva Kuttambkum. There is no greater spiritualism anywhere than the Karmayoga of Geeta. We have to save and clean our homeland. Thus every Hindu has to resolve to change the system with the strength of his ballot. Let the splashes from every individual turn into tidal waves to sweep the dirt and dangers threatening Hinduism.

Last Word

This brings us to the end of the stroll along the beach to get the feel of Splashes from Hindu Maha Sagar. The information passed was introductory and elementary in substance. There are many more splashes and waves in the depth of the ocean of Hinduism to be explored by those who may have time, motivation and enthusiasm. With every dive one is likely to discover more and more intellectual wealth.

Chand K Sharma

 

 

Splashes – 71/72 – Hindu Empowerment

The injuries inflicted upon Hindu culture are not a result of any cultural revolution, but due to autocratic usage of political power by aliens. Superior philosophy, morality and spirituality turn ineffective if political power rested with the people of opposite views and customs. Scriptures have to be defended and enforced through power. Empowerment is indispensable in every field.

Adopting Activism

Certain dangers cannot be eliminated without support from the Government. Ever since partition, country’s resources and power have remained in the hands of selfish, uncouth and inefficient politicians. They were not concerned with the country or Hinduism. All of them contributed towards the emergence of anti Hindu forces. Such politicians need to be kept out of power through ballot by Hindus if we desire flow of our ancient knowledge and culture to continue within India to make it the home land for Hindus.

Every Hindu therefore needs to discharge his political, social, and individual obligations, for the protection of Dharma to ensure that country is not left at the mercy of unworthy politicians alone. Every individual should contribute to the best of his ability in the political environment around us.

No one can survive without being affected by economic, social, technological and political conditions that prevail in the environment. Even if a person entered Sanyas he would still require at least fifty items to be replenished regularly by him. Therefore even he cannot live in absolute seclusion and asceticism to indulge in meditation all the time. Spiritual leaders also have responsibility towards protection of Dharma in society.

Hindu Government in India

We need to have a pro Hindu Government in India that can plug conversions, and destruction of Hindu heritage.  We cannot import honest leaders or raise new political party of honest of our own choice. We shall have to choose from whatever is available today. Thus we should remain aligned with some Hindu outfit to counter the forces that may destroy our homeland. They might not be the best, but should be able to deliver better than non-Hindu outfits. Bharat Swabhiman movement launched by Swami Ram Dev supported by BJP, RSS, and VHP, may provide solution under prevailing circumstances.

Political Unity

Hindus must unite politically. The change of government can only be affected through ballots. We need to consolidate Hindu votes to install a government at the center and states with absolute majority to amend the constitution if necessary to declare our country a Hindu state. Coalitions have not and will not work. This point needs to be settled first and declared before going to public. If public voted such outfit to power hurdles or misinterpretations shall not impede its implementation subsequently.

To make our living better, we as Hindus have to start cleaning our homeland. No outsider will do it for us. We shall have to empower ourselves. If one is convinced within, there are many areas where work can be started individually without waiting for permission, resources, guidance, or coordination with others.

Individual Level

For this purpose individually every Hindu can start with the following, while more ideas can be generated to suit individuals:-

  • Feel proud of Hindu Heritage – This is the divine identity from birth till last. Individuals can inculcate Hindu customs at birthdays, marriages and other celebrations. They can individually simplify the format of celebrations and discard whatever is objectionable.
  • Opinion Building – Build public opinion by writing to news papers and other media sites, highlighting subsidies, reservations, and other appeasement being given to non-Hindus in India at the cost of tax payers. Those who cannot write in media may build public opinion amongst own friends, relations, servants, and social circles and encourage them to vote for one Hindu political party. Individuals may arrange get together at home, parks, and Temples to have person to person contact and coordination.
  • Social Boycott – Individuals can effectively boycott those persons who often propagate anti -indu ideology in the name of art, films, media and political forums. Individuals can vote against those who are corrupt, defectors, propagate castes, regionalism, minority-appeasement and anti – Hindus. Every drop counts in filling the ocean.
  • Discard Anti-Hindu Media – Individuals can discard anti-Hindu media like newspapers, TV channels, film stars and individuals who try to subvert them. Individuals can adopt Hindi media to support our National language. Individuals should familiarize with our heritage and culture. House is a collection of individuals that have common achievements and problems to share.  In addition to Individuals House holders can add more. 

House Holders

House is a collection of individuals that have common achievements and problems to share.  In addition to Individuals House holders can add more:-

  • Celebrate Hindu Festivals – Hindu festivals should be celebrated as a national pride collectively. Evil practices that have disfigured the spirit of our festivals should be avoided. The purpose of the festival should be explained to younger generation. Besides, they should also be advised to refrain from the ill-effects of alien festivals like Valentine Day at home itself.
  • Use Indigenous Products –The use of Indian products over multinationals maximized.
  • Use National Language – They should encourage the use of National language in conversation and patronize Hindi media, stationary and other necessities. There is no harm in learning other languages including English, but those languages should not dominate our National Language.
  • Pride in National Service – Hindus must motivate their children to join IAS cadres, Armed forces, Police services, and other government institutions. As far as such places should be flushed out of those who have emotional loyalties elsewhere. Otherwise, one day we may discover to our dismay that de-facto governance of the country has already passed on to the aliens.
  • Detection of Illegal migrants – Migrant and illegal voters should be identified and prevented from voting by reporting the matter to concerned authorities. No House holder should provide any kind of employment, shelter, or any material help to illegal migrants.

Political Leaders

There is no point in shying to tell the politicians that they were responsible for the down fall of Hindus in India. Hindus should reject all those politicians. Instead of begging favors from politicians, assertive demand from them should be made to effectively implement the following through a time-bond program:-

  • Respecting Hindu Culture –  No community should be allowed to show any disrespect against our national flag, constitution, symbol, anthem, national heroes and festivals, which are a part of Indian culture.
  • Universal application of Law – All minorities should be governed by Indian laws applicable in India including the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Misuse of Religious freedom – Propagation of faiths of non-Indian origin should be restricted only to those, who were followers by birth. Minorities may have educational institutions of their own for the followers by birth, provided there is no activity detrimental to India’s security is carried out.
  • Control over Indian Citizenship – Trans Border Marriages of Indian Muslims should be banned, particularly, where the spouse is desirous of settling in India. Permission to import spouse should not be available.
  • Syllabus to include Ancient Texts – There should be one uniform syllabus, and set of textbooks in our educational institutions. State Governments should not be allowed to deviate. Relevant ancient textbooks of ancient India should also be included in the syllabus.
  •  Indian Image abroad – Hindus desirous of settling abroad, as well as, on government assignments should be given orientation training to project proper image of the country.
  • Controlling Infiltration – Abetting and aiding Infiltrations should be regarded an anti-national offense. Violators should be tried for treason, with onus of poof on the accused to prove his innocence.
  • Hindi as National Language – Hindi must be effectively adopted as national language in Parliament, Higher Judiciary, and Administrative services. Hindi should be made as medium of instruction in Universities within a period of five years. This cannot be delayed indefinitely. The issue is related to National pride.
  • Carving of New linguistic states – No states in India should be carved on the basis of regional language. States opting for English language at present should be given option to pick up between their regional language and English, but under no circumstances national language should be relegated to promote English or any other language.

Spiritual Leaders

Spiritual leaders cannot live in seclusion away from Hindu Society. They need to infuse Karamyoga with spiritualism on the following:-

  • Educate Hindus on Factual – Hindu Scholars, spiritual leaders and retired persons should project Hindu viewpoint to younger generations in relation to social, religious and political matters through media, personal contact, and interactive lecture at schools, hostels and community centers.
  • Reclaim our Heritage and Sites – All Hindu sites usurped since Islamic invasion, should be reclaimed and restored to their past glory. Original names of historical sites, towns and institutions should be restored in order to facilitate re-structuring our past history. They can start using the new name along with the existing name and build public awareness right now. Intellectual property already usurped by foreigners should be reclaimed.  Hindus youth should be educated about our achievements.
  • Establish Research Centers – Research facilities for the study of ancient texts should be demanded till these are established. Library of Hindu scriptures, as well as yoga or health club near the community services like temples should be established.
  •  Countering anti-Hindu Propaganda – They must counter the propaganda of missionaries and fundamentalists and educate Hindu youth about the practical aspects of Hindu way of life. Scientific and realistic interpretations of various rituals should be explained to Youth.
  • Generating Environmental Awareness – During their discourses, the Hindu scholars and preachers must lay emphasis upon their followers for taking positive interest in politics along with spirituality. A politician without spirituality is a curse on society. Similarly spirituality without activism is farce.
  • Honoring Hindu Role Models – All Hindu heroes should be honored and suitable place in temples should be earmarked for them, preferable near the entrances. There should be provision for subsidies for visiting Hindu sites abroad and existing Hajj houses should be made available for use to all Indian citizens.

Several spiritual leaders are self-sufficient in financial resources. They should get managed through a confederation of trust at National level for the overall well-being of Hindu society. All Hindu temples, sites and spiritual leaders should have internet connections as far as possible. 

Chand K Sharma

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