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AK-49 Arvind Kejriwal

Recently Narendra Modi nicknamed Arvind Kejriwal as AK – 49 as an agent of Pakistan. Kejriwal was Chief Minister by default only for 49 days and created anarchy around him. Pakistan’s love for Arvind Kejriwal should be an eye opener for Indians.

Anna Hazare

Dr. Subramanian Swamy exposed the corruption of telecommunication department and was about to expose some more corruption cases when Anna Hazare, presented a dream of a magic wand to wipe out all the corruption. Anna was carefully projected as the sole crusader against Corruption by media while Dr Subramanian Swamy and Swami Ramdev were sidelined being close to BJP.

No one questioned why Anna Hazare was so adamant about passing the Lokpal Bill that to wipe out all the corruption and what does an unqualified, under-matriculate man knew about legal aspects of such a complex thing. Why highly qualified IAS, IPS, IFS officers of Team Anna remained at backstage and Anna was projected as a hero! Media didn’t let the Indian mass think. Vested Indian media fully cooperated with Anna movement.

Lokpal Bill proposed by Anna had dictatorial properties over all the agencies of India. Nobody thought that there already were several agencies to checkmate the corruption. It was also well-known that most of those agencies had failed because of being infected and paralyzed with corruption. If similar things happened to the newly installed Lokpal, it will also be rendered useless and we may have to look for one more honest Lokpal. But Anna allowed no editing of his version of Lokpal.

The Congress did not want the Lokpal Bill to come. BJP wanted it, but with slight modifications such as to keep intelligence, security, and foreign ministries away from the reach of Lokpal. Anna was arrogant on his demand and the public hypnotized by media supported him.

The US officially ‘advised’ India ‘to let the Lokpal movement go on’. Why was US interested? Because the US was trying hard to capture the retail market in India, to install Wall-Mart.

There were heavy protests from Nationalist Indians. Pakistan invited Anna Hazare but Shiv Saina warned Anna not to go to Pakistan and entertain the Pakistanis telling the corruption tales of India.

The exploitation of Anna’s Lokpal meant direct access to India’s intelligence and security agencies. There could be a fortune for ISI of Pakistan. Other than this, the Team Anna consisted of politicians with anti-national mindset against India.

Arvind Kajriwal

After long drama of staging protests, Arvind Kajriwal, the second-in-command of Anna, launched Aam Aadmi Party. This political party was not even criticized by media which was a nosy critic of an Indian religious leader and Yogic mentor Swami Ramdev. In order to retain his image, Anna cosmetically criticized Kajriwal for namesake.

Kajriwal fought elections in Delhi. He relied on the drama-style of Rahul Gandhi and started sleeping for a couple of minutes on railway platform without any bed sheet. He made bulk of bizarre and cunning promises of free water up to 700 liter and demanded full payment if one used a milliliter extra. Fully analyzing the lazy and begging mentality of Indian public hit by inflations and price-rise, the AAP charter listed several subsidies and made bizarre announcements. Supportive media fully cooperated with all the lies and propaganda of the AAP.

Surprisingly, there was a massive online donation campaign by Pakistanis to support AAP in the Delhi elections as Kajriwal was earning fame in Pakistan. Finally Kajriwal’s AAP won 28 out of 70 seats in Delhi, while 32 seats were won by BJP that had swept 3 mega-sized provinces in India. Not only Indian media but also Pakistani media praised AAP. Celebrations started in different cities of Pakistan including the Pakistan-administered-Kashmir based areas.

BJP gave a chance to AAP to test their governance capabilities in Delhi. The result was obvious. Kejriwal could not fool the public for his so called magical capabilities. The AAP members started going to office by broom decorated auto rickshaws for a couple of days and then ordered luxury cars; started posting pictures of normal lifestyle for a couple of days and then started booking costly villas out of government fund.

Despite all these, Anna Hazare never criticized Kejriwal for forming government in collaboration with the corrupt Congress party, they pretended to be protesting. When Kejriwal realized that if he continued in office for long on the basis of false promises, the public will recognize his true capabilities. He may lose his chance to sabotage the upcoming general elections.

Kejriwal was being praised in Pakistan. Pakistani journalists hailing from different media groups interviewed Kejriwal. Not only the Pakistani media but even PM Nawaz Sharif himself said that Kejriwal will be helpful in resolving the Kashmir issue with India.

Indians must think what Pakistani media, politics and agencies had to do with a so-called anti-corruption crusader, a failed CM of a small state of India, in the issue of Kashmir? Pakistan had no reason to be happy. Pakistan doesn’t want a secure, progressive, well-governed and developed India but Pakistan loved Kejriwal. To say the truth Pakistan will always love blocking the real anti-corruption crusaders like Dr. Swamy.

Anti-Indian stand on Kashmir

The prime reason for Pakistan’s love for Kejriwal and AAP is their anti-Indian stand on Kashmir. So far at least 3 MLA’s of AAP have delivered anti-Indian and pro-Pakistani statements on Kashmir issue. This includes referendum in separatist strongholds, giving Kashmir to Pakistan, ‘freeing’ Kashmir, telling ‘tales’ of alleged Indian Army atrocities on Kashmir and certifying the terrorists killed in Kashmir as innocent boys. In this department the major role was played by Prashant Bhushan. Kejriwal never sacked anyone of them or at least talked against them. Kejriwal is the mastermind behind all such utterances without speaking a word himself.

ISI wants to play the same political game to Balkanize India that CIA played against USSR. ISI wants to install mouthpieces in Delhi which will bolster the political interests of Pakistan up. It will embarrass India highly at international forums if some elected politicians of India talk of Pakistani interests.

Thus chances of AAP to get more support from Pakistan are increasing. AAP is fetching all sorts of people who can loosen India’s grip on its foreign policies. The new entry in AAP is that of Rajmohan Gandhi, the grandson of MK Gandhi. Rajmohan Gandhi headed a campaign in America to free the ISI agent and lobbyist Mohammed Ghulam Nabi Fai who was running Pakistani projects to destabilize Kashmir through Kashmiri American Centers.

Also AAP has several members who have campaigned for the Indian parliament attacker terrorist named Mohammed Afzal Guru. The AAP leader from Chandigarh is a man named Harbir Singh Nain. He was partner of a Canadian journalist in their efforts to malign an Indian social leader and Punjab Police.

Double Standards

AAP targets selected businessmen. AAP deleted the corruption-charge sheet prepared against Sheila Dixit and removed the document from site after post-poll collaboration. AAP has always maintained one-eyed blindness towards Imam Bukhari who hasn’t paid multi-millions of electricity bills. AAP leader lectures that “communalism is worse than corruption” and connive crime-convicted Mullah Tauqeer Reza. The hypnotism of AAP can be exploited by ISI to project the enemies of India as the biggest patriots. AAP certifies them as honest and thus nothing can be a bigger nightmare for India. The anti-corruption crusade of Kejriwal was nothing but an excuse to come in limelight.

Is it that innocent Anna was unaware of being used by Kejriwal? Not at all! If Kejriwal is ‘Nehru’, Anna is ‘Gandhi’! Anna was fighting the war for Kejriwal on a different front. One of the premier objectives of Pakistan was to sabotage Indian elections. Pakistan wanted to stop the greatest PM candidate of India, Narendra Modi. Anna is using his certification tool to certify anyone he could project against Modi. Anna had no ground for certifying Kejriwal as PM aspirant. After the connivance of Mamta and Bangladeshi jihadist group Jamat-e-Islami was exposed Anna moved to Mamta Bannerjee.

Jamat is the group based on whose performance Osama Bin Laden dreamt of a Talibanistan in Bangladesh after Afghanistan. Jamat has anti-Indian policies as its prime objectives and Mamta was exposed as being collaborator to Jamat. The border districts of West Bengal have become the stronghold of Jamatis by uprooting the original Indian inhabitants through terrorist activities. The West Bengal border has been open to the Bangladeshi infiltrators on return of a bulk of promised Muslim votes.

Why was Mamta certified by Anna who have never spoken a couple of words earlier to each other? Like Anna and Kajri had nothing to do with Pakistan, Mamta, whose state has nothing to share with Pakistan, but was invited to Pakistan. Why? If these politicians meet in the Pakistani embassy in India, they would stand naked before public who will question their meeting with Pakistanis to run the states of India? So Pakistan invited them officially to give them excuse to visit Pakistan. A RAW agent named Colonel RSN Singh exposed the intentions of such visits earlier by Nitish Kumar to Pakistan on the pretext of a summit organized by ‘India behind the Lens’ media group. He indirectly pointed the outcome of the meeting, the shift of Indian Mujahideen to Bihar from UP. Kishanganj district of Bihar has been the biggest stronghold of the Bangladeshi infiltrators.

The major objective strategized in the meeting was how to sabotage the chances of Narendra Modi in general election 2014.

That is why Narendra Modi rightly said that AK – 49 acts as an agent of Pakistan

Chand K Sharma
(This write up is a simplification of an article of Balochi writer and human rights activist Aamna Shahwani.)

Defense Services Chiefs as ex-officio members of Parliament

Whereas Pakistan army is playing a significant role in country’s politics, Indian Army has unfortunately accepted to lie low in front of politicians who have neither knowledge nor interest in Defense matters. The long term planning of a politician spans from one general election to next general election. This equation is very unfortunate.

The army ought to have demanded a constitutional say to veto political decisions when they trespassed expert advice. Only once we are told that Field Marshal Manekshaw dared to overrule Indira Gandhi. The result was grand success in 1971 war.

One option is to have Defense Services Chiefs as ex-officio members of Rajya Sabha where they can express the expert advice on Defense matters, otherwise many often their professional views get eclipsed from public gaze due to partisan interests of the ruling party. This happened frequently during pre 1962 period and we lamented later.  Many times the issues raised by Service Chiefs regarding shortage of manpower, materials, critical equipment get diluted as the government turns defensive to avoid criticism from opposition. By making entry as ex-officio members to Parliament, the service Chiefs need not face elections nor be under obligation of the ruling party. This will eliminate the political apprehensions of the politicians.

Also this will raise the morale of Defense personnel in general that their view point will be adequately projected before the august forums.

Chand K Sharma

India and Sarabjit Humiliated

Pakistan has acted as per prepared script in handling Sarabjit Episode. This rustic Indian national was arrested during the prime of his youth, tried, convicted and kept in jail for 23 long years. He was not shown any consideration in spite of mercy appeals from his family, prolonged negotiations and diplomatic pressures from Indian Government or International Charter of Human Rights. Finally he was tortured, assaulted and killed inside a well protected Pakistani jail.

A mock hospitalization and end also were enacted to the precession. The family was allowed to communicate if possible, with the brain dead Sarbjit lying in coma on ventilator. All pleas to allow his treatment in India or in some other neutral country having better medical facilities were rejected without any reason. As was expected, he was declared dead.

Thereafter Pakistan Government has posed ‘gracious’ to provide special plane to transport the dead body to India where Indian Government awaited to accord state funeral to the martyr as a face saving.

The first question that strikes is – if Pakistan government could provide a special plane to transport dead body of Sarbjit to India why close relatives were not allowed to evacuate him to India for treatment when he was still alive?

Timidity of Indian Government

While Pakistan played her role as per script, Indian Government has been playing her part extempore in a directionless manner. Pakistan has been returning mutilated bodies of our soldiers in violation of Geneva conventions. The torturous treatment meted out to Capt Saurabh Kalia is still fresh. Returning headless body of Hemraj and several untraceable Indians reported to be languishing in Pakistani Jails are some of the incidents are enough to shame timidity and ineffectiveness of Indian Government.

Under pressure from Pakistan we have been releasing notorious terrorists; we were scared to hang openly convicted criminals like Kasab and Afzal, and they were accorded VIP hospitality in Indian jails. We carried bagful of evidence everywhere to demand suspected terrorists from Pakistan and got nothing in return except snubs. We lump insult every time and everywhere. Today we are friendless on the globe! 

Our Blindness towards Options

We have always been scared to exercise Military option that most of the other Nations follow to save their honor. Since we claim to be Gandhians, Israel model has never interested us. As we proclaim to be peace loving, we lay at the mercy of hostile nations. Over the years all the neighboring countries around us, big and small, such as China, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar or Bangladesh have been encroaching and pinching upon us to dictate their terms. We are helpless!

Why we couldn’t exercise pressure on Pakistan by:-

  • Denying status of Most Favored Nation to Pakistan?
  • Denying visa to Pakistani nationals to visit India for any purpose?
  • Stopping exchange of cricket teams, artists and other social visits?
  • Scrapping of Samjhota Express and Aman Setu type projects?

Why are we always longing for friendship with Pakistan?

Appeasement in lieu of honor

In order to wipe the stigma of incredulous acts of commission and omissions, our Government is now working to silence public outcry and win over the aggrieved family of Sarbjit by offering sops in the form of financial benefits. The first such step is the announcement of ‘State funeral’ to Sarbjit.

With utmost sympathy with the family and due respect to late Sarbjit, the matter deserves to be considered dispassionately. State funeral is accorded to those persons who die performing some outstanding national duty. Was Sarbjit performing any national duty? If the answer is no, then certainly such honors should not be used for political ends. If the answer is ‘yes’, the Government will incur liability to explain the nature of duty.

Pakistan has humiliated not only Sarbjit, but India and humanity once more!

Chand K Sharma

Nostalgic Recall of Historic Migration

I was born at Dipalpur an ancient town prior to the days of King Anangpal, an ancestor of Prithvi Raj Chauhan. It was close to Harappa, the site of earliest civilization known to the world today. It was a Tahsil of District Sahiwal that had been named Montgomery by the British to honor Field Marshal Montgomery.

Dipalpur as seen by me in early childhood consisted of flat brick houses. It had straight and wide lanes. The main market with its road paved by bricks had three gates, one each on Northern, Eastern and Southern side. It had a Red brick temple assigned to Baba Laloo Jasrai of Hinglaj (Gujarat).  One Gurudwara was also situated on the out skirts of the town along a canal on its South – Western side. It was on called ‘Nankana Saheb’ because the site had been visited once by Guru Nanak himself. Tongas were the primary means of communication although few Lorries also plied at much lesser frequency.

My maternal grandparents lived at Chiplipur, a small village situated about two miles away from Dipalpur. Two Sikhs families dominated the village with farming as their family business. Some of the Sikh landlords in the village possessed 12 bore guns.

There were three or four Hindu families and many Muslims families who performed menial jobs or worked on the fields. Muslims and Hindus had separate wells for respective communities and there were two mosques in the village. 

I was a student of fourth standard at Primary School in Dipalpur. We were taught Urdu and Arithmetic only. Our class consisted of about 30 – 35 children belonging to Hindu and Muslim families.

I chanced to see Circus, and Ram Lila for the first time at Dipalpur. Rama holding bow, Krishna ‘Sudarshan Chakra’, and Guru Gobind Singh a Baaz on his arm always fascinated me. I had also read the tragic story of Veer Haqeeqat Rai, a teenager, beheaded for blasphemous utterances alleged against him. A picture showing his beheaded corpse with parents crying over it often attracted my thoughtful attention. Those days, to my astonishment some Muslim classmates used to pass indecent remarks against Rama and other Hindu Gods, that of course I did not understand.

The early Signs of Disturbance

In April 1947 I had traveled on horseback with my maternal uncle from Dipalpur to Chiplipur to spend summer vacations.

Suddenly, one day my Nani ji (Maternal Grandmother) took me to a secluded room where a cobra also lived. She opened the big boxes kept there, sorted out clothes, coins and other valuables and returned. Then suddenly one day after evening meals Mama Ji (Maternal Uncle) took Nani Ji and me to the one room hutment of one Miyan Ahmed Din, the local Maulvi. We were told to sleep inside and not to make any conversation.  Mama ji and Miyan Ahmed Din were good friends. They went away after locking the door from outside. Nani ji had kept awake whole night to comfort me with a hand-held fan, as it was warm inside.

In the morning we returned to our house. I saw a big hole in the peripheral wall. Later I learnt that on previous night Muslims had broke open many shops belonging to Hindus. Mama ji and others had kept vigil throughout the night by walking through deserted lanes. As he passed through his own house he suspected some intruders inside. He was single handed but was carrying his Chhavi (an Axe with long blade)on his shoulders. He challenged intruders and some persons ran out of the house. However, they took away a box from our house that contained valuables by jumping across the boundary wall. Thereafter the gap in the wall was plugged, and as precausion boundary wall was raised further with mud bricks and thorny branches. 

Village Defence 

A few days later we moved within the brick mansion located in the centre of the village. It was feared that armed Muslim mobs from nearby villages would come to rob Chiplipur as they had been causing bloodshed in neighboring villages.

On hearing drumbeats a strange routine was repeated on three or four occasions. All children and ladies used to be closeted in a big hall on first floor. Granth Sahib was recited. One or two young ladies used to stand guard holding naked swords. In between the recitation they would chant ‘Sat Shri Akal’ ask the gathering to be prepared to sacrifice head in preference to religion. The male folks would gather on the rooftops holding swords, spears, Laathis and guns in hands.

On such occasions, Mama ji had been taking the village representatives to some Khokhar, whom he personally knew. Khokhar had considerable influence on Muslim population and he lived in a nearby village. Every time Khokhar intervened and the mobs primarily gathered to loot retreated without causing any harm to the village. At night we used to sleep on the rooftops. One night I got my forearm burnt by accidentally coming in contact with hot chilam of my Nana ji’s (Maternal Grandfather) Hookah.

First Experience with Commotion

One day, I chanced to see through the window, that a mob of about hundred Muslims was entering our village from the Northern side. They were beating drums, perhaps to attract more persons to join, and were carrying axes, spears, swords and sticks. A commotion followed and all male persons in our complex stood guard on the rooftops carrying whatever weapons of self-defense they had. My Nana Ji, who was around 60 years or so, also carried a gupti (a straight sword hidden in umbrella stick). 

Further from the roof-top I saw a Maulvi (priest) addressing the mob in the mosque behind our mansion. There was commotion and tension of possible bloodshed all around and nobody knew what could happen. However perhaps Khokhar was contacted again and the mob dispersed. So far the village folks had been requesting Khokhar to safely escort them to Sulemanke Head works on river Sutlej near Fazilka – the border of India and Pakistan. At that time we knew only by names of ‘Hindu part’ and ‘Muslim part’.

Agony of Elderly Persons

Though the attackers had returned, but on the next evening, suddenly I noticed that all the Sikhs had cut their hair and most of them were bitterly crying in the mansion. I came to know that all the Sikh males had been converted to Islam under threat of life from Muslims the previous night. Their hair was shaved in the mosque; they were made to recite Kalma to initiate them to Islam by the Maulvi.  They had been given Muslim names and made to eat beef for which a cow had been slaughtered in the premises of the mosque.   My Nana ji, Mama ji, and myself were the only three male persons from the village who had been spared from this humiliation as we were Brahmins and still held in esteem even by Muslims of the village.

Insult to Injury

Perhaps a day after that incident, one morning the Muslim women accompanied by some males flocked to draw water from the well that was adjacent to our house, and was exclusive for Hindus.  It was primarily aimed to add insult to the injury. Mama Ji became furious and asserted that only those Muslim women would be allowed to draw water from the well who could recite the Kalma to him. He asserted that Hindu village folk had converted to Islam but they had not turned sweepers or urchins to live an unhygienic life. Thus for hygienic reasons the well still remained closed to those who were not pious and clean Muslims. The Muslims thereafter withdrew. The persistence of associations had still continued to play positive role as for as mutual respect between the known’s.

We left our Homes

We had been sorting household items at our home in quite.  I learnt later that Mama ji had got some gold converted into sheets and got them nailed in-betweens the sole of his shoes to avoid theft, robbery or other such eventualities.

All of a sudden, on one afternoon nearby Muslim women entered our house for lifting household articles. I realized it when one of them lifted my colorful pihri (a stool having knitted seat supported on short legs) that was for my exclusive use. I protested but was persuaded by Nana – Nani to let the same be taken away. Soon after, our household was packed up and we again assembled in the mansion; where men and women were crying, sobbing, and packing their household. Some of the Muslim females, who worked on menial jobs in fields also came there and cried in sympathy. Most of them were apologetic for what had happened and sought pardon.

At this juncture I came to know that Military had arrived, and Muslim males had hid in the fields out of fear. By evening all of us were out in the village. I saw all the families moving towards the canal that flowed on the northern side of the village about half a kilometer away. There household was either on bullock carts or was being carried on their person. Everyone talked to him-self, seemed to be in hurry, astonished, aghast, and broken. I too, walked with Nana, Nani while Mama ji was going up and down, probably meeting Muslim friends to coordinate exodus. Walking towards unknown destination, for the last time, I passed through the deohri (main village gate) and Dera, where the village headmen had relaxed all their life. All I knew, that we were moving to Dipalpur to go to Hindustan.

Scenes of Cruelity 

When we reached canal and were moving along its embankment, I saw two headless naked bodies floating in the canal a little distance apart from each other. One was floating in the mid-stream, while the other of a woman had got tucked to the weeds near the bank. The bodies had decomposed. After that sight darkness had set in. One military person considering the age and perhaps fatigue on the face of Nani ji requested her to board the military truck, which she politely declined. She walked the entire distance of six miles to Dipalpur while I was put on the over-loaded bullock cart after darkness. We had travelled along the road and I overheard from elders that several beheaded corpses were floating in the canal.

We reached Dipalpur at midnight and slept on ground in the open compound of Middle School. Mama ji had found that my parents and other Hindu families had already moved out of Dipalpur ahead of us, but their whereabouts were not known. Military persons, perhaps an infantry section consisted of eight to ten persons under a Naik had been escorting us. They were in a truck. To instill a feeling of security they occupied position on top of the school building and had sited one light machine gun on top of the building.

Next day, I saw many of the household items being off-loaded in the compound. Since we had brought the luggage on bullock cart belonging to Muslims it was to return to Chiplipur. Hurriedly, Mama Ji and some others pooled some money, and the cart along with oxen was purchased from the Muslims owners. Thus; only few select items of the three families were reloaded and most of the load was discarded. We had fed on the food that had been prepared in advance at Chiplipur and it mainly consisted of Missi roties and Kasaar, a sweatend fried wheat grind. 

Sight of Migration

By afternoon we joined a Kaafila (flock of migrants) moving from nearby surrounding town Okara. By evening we crossed through the streets Haveli, where some of our relatives had been residing, but had moved to Fazilka well in time. It looked deserted, and some armed Muslims from their rooftops were staring at us with mixed feelings of astonishment and greed for loot and kill. Our Kaafila halted on the road after moving some distance form Haveli. The Military persons and some armed migrants kept vigil during night against possible attack from Muslims. I slept on the stacked luggage of bullock cart, along with some other children. Rest everyone was on ground. 

Next day, by chance, we came in contact with my elder brother, who had taken premature release form the army after seeing action during World War II in South East Asian Theater. Only during the previous year, we had celebrated his marriage at Dipalpur, and he had taken up a job at Okara. Thus, from Okara to Fazilka my brother was transporting his wife in advanced stage of pregnancy on the carrier of his Releigh bicycle, which he pulled single handedly on foot. His widowed mother in law also accompanied and the trio did not have any substantial baggage  other than the clothes on their bodies.

Crossing over to India

By next day noon, we crossed the Sutlej River. The river was in spate and the current was very fast. Later I learnt that an aged mother of some acquaintances was swept by the current in the presence of her grown up sons without any effort on the part of the sons to rescue her. I could not understand why human relationships had taken a nosedive when individual survival was at stake. 

We halted in a grove for food and rest. The bullock carts were unloaded. Some of our relatives who had moved with earlier caravans and were sheltered in refugee camps set up around Fazilka spotted us. Many other migrants were also searching for their scattered ones. We too were able to locate more relatives near the resting place. They also narrated their version of distress and misery. As some of them did not possess even utensils, Nani ji distributed some of the utensils to each of them from whatever we had carried for us. There, for the first time we learnt that my parental family had traveled with distress to India along an earlier Kaafila from Dipalpur and they could be located in or around Ferozepur. All of us received a handful of roasted gram for food distributed by volunteers performing reception and rehabilitation duties. It was here that for the first time I heard that one Jawaharlal was the ‘king’ of Hindus and Jinnah was the ‘king’ of Muslims. 

Loss of Identities

By evening we managed to board some overcrowded motor transport and headed for Ferozepur with hope to unite with my parental family. My elder brother had to stay with some relatives at Fazilka since a son was born to his wife soon after reaching free India. From the date of birth of his son I can now calculate that perhaps we had crossed to India on 20 August 1947 and had left our home at Chiplipur forever on 17 August 1947.

We reached Ferozepur at night and stayed in a deserted house.  A brother of my Nani ji met us by chance and we shifted to another house for few days trying to locate our separated ones; till one day; my father arrived from Jalandhar as a pleasant surprise searching us. We narrated the account of migration of the family and we had a sigh of relief that everyone was safe at Jalandhar. He had no information about the whereabouts of my other elder brother, who was then serving in the Air Force. 

Re-union with family

My father insisted that we should move and settle at Jalandhar. There was heavy rush on trains, buses, or any other means of communications. Finally, one day we found space in open wagon of a goods train to take us to Jalandhar. At Firozepur station, I saw a train over-packed with Muslim refugees being dispatched to Pakistan. One separated Muslim woman who was trying to escape assault upon her was overrun by the engine of our goods train. A glass of water was being sold for 20 rupees by some persons at Firozepur station. Finally we reached Jalandhar and were united with the family.

Nostalgia of the past 

After three decades I happened to visit Abhohar as an Air Defense Artillery Officer for some Military duty. After finishing my task, I drove to Fazilka and went to Sulemanke head works situated on the home bank of River Sutlej to get a peep of Pakistan. I could see nothing on the far bank. But the places where I had spent my early childhood lay at a distance of few hours where I stood. I was unable to step there again. It had faded into history. The nostalgic memories shall also fade away with the passing of our generation and perhaps the future generation would not be able to gauge the experience of turmoil we underwent and what we had lost to gain freedom. It is not the account of sufferings of one particular family; many others had suffered much worse.

Chand K Sharma

हमारी ऐतिहासिक पहचान

यदि आप के बच्चे भारत का प्राचीन इतिहास जानने की कोशिश में आप से यह पूछें कि पौराणिक कथाओं में दिये गये नगर अब कहां हैं तो आप उन्हें क्या उत्तर दें गे ? क्या आप बतायें गे कि अब काशी का नाम वाराणसी, अयोध्या का नाम फैज़ाबाद, पाटलीपुत्र का नाम पटना और प्रयाग का नाम इलाहबाद है ? सुनने में आया था कि श्रीनगर, अवन्तीपुर और अनन्तनाग के नामों का इसलामीकरण करने पर भी विचार हो रहा है। यदि हम अपने ऐतिहासिक नगरों की पुरानी पहचान को पुनर्स्थापित करने की कोशिश करें तो काँग्रेसी, धर्म-निर्पेक्ष, साम्यवादी, कुछ इतिहासकार, ईसाई-मुसलिम संगठन और उन के प्रसार माध्यम एक स्वर में  इसे ‘भगवाकरण ’ कह कर विरोध करने लगते हैं। हमारा ही देश हम से छीन लिया गया है और हम लाचार बने बैठे हैं।

ऐतिहासिक सत्यता यह है कि मुसलमानों ने भारत में हज़ारों मन्दिरों और भवनों को ध्वस्त किया, लूटा, और उन पर कब्ज़ा कर लिया। प्रमुख मन्दिरों में से यदि काशी विश्वनाथ, मथुरा और अयोध्या को ही गिने तो पिछले कई दशकों से उन के बारे में विवाद कचहरियों में न्याय की प्रतीक्षा कर रहा है। अगर हिन्दुओं के विरुध कोई ऐसा मज़बी विवाद किसी मुसलिम देश में चल रहा होता तो वहां फैसला होने में क्या इतना समय लगता ? अयोध्या के विवाद ने कई बार उग्र रूप भी लिया है, कई लोगों की जान भी गई है तो न्यायालय में लगातार सुनवाई कर के क्यों नही इस को निपटा दिया जाता? कांग्रेसियों के लिये तो राम ऐक काल्पनिक पात्र थे – लेकिन हिन्दु समाज की आस्था तो राम के साथ उस समय से जुड़ी है जब इस्लाम नाम का कोई धर्म ही विश्व में नहीं था। मुग़ल विजेता बाबर हर दृर्ष्टी से भारत में मुसलसानों के लिये भी ऐक आक्रान्ता होना चाहिये था क्यों कि उस समय हिन्दुस्तान पर तो अन्य मुसलिम सुलतान इब्राहीम लोदी का शासन था। फिर राम की जन्म भूमि पर ऐक आक्रान्ता के बनाये हुये विवादित ढाँचे को क्यों रहने दिया जाये ? क्या मक्का–मदीना में कोई मन्दिर या गिरजा बन सकता है ? अगर नहीं तो फिर राम जन्म भूमि अयोध्या में भी किसी आक्रान्ता की कोई मसजिद नही होनी चाहिये।

आज भारत के सभी छोटे बड़े नगरों में सड़क के बीच में बने कई मज़ार देखे जा सकते हैं और कोई सरकार यातायात सुधारने के लिये भी उन्हें वहां से हटाने की हिम्मत नहीं कर सकती। लेकिन इस की तुलना में आज की काँग्रेसी सरकार राम-सेतु रक्षा समर्थकों से राम-सेतु निर्माण के सबूत मांगती है। सरकार के सहयोगी करुणानिधि ध्रष्टतापूर्वक टिप्पणी करते हैं कि राम ने कौन से कालेज से इनजिनियरिंग की डिग्री ली थी ? ऐसे नेताओं से अगर पूछा जाय कि आप के पास क्या सबूत है कि आप के दादा और पर-दादा भी कभी इस धरती पर जन्में थे ? अगर जन्मे थे तो फिर उन के सिक्के, शिलालेख क्यों नही हैं। अगर उन के पास पिछले दो – सौ वर्षों के ऐतिहासिक प्रमाण नहीं हैं तो राम के ऐतिहासिक प्रमाण कैसे दिये जा सकते हैं ? हिन्दू आस्थाओं के साथ इस तरह के खिलवाड़ क्यों सहन किये जा रहे हैं ?

भारत के प्राचीन इतिहास को खोजने के लिये हमें संस्कृत, पाली और तिब्बतियन भाषाओं  की प्राचीन पुस्तकों का अध्ययन करना होगा क्यों कि हमारे इतिहास के मूल ग्रंथ और स्थल तो मुसलसालों ने अपने शासन काल में ‘कुफ्र’ बता कर नष्ट कर दिये थे। भारत की धर्म निर्पेक्ष कांग्रेसी सरकार पुरानी मसजिदों, मकबरों और पाकिस्तान जा चुकी उर्दू भाषा का भारत में पुनर्वास और मदरस्सों के विकास पर करोड़ों रुपये खर्च करती है। मसजिदों के मौलवियों को सरकारी कोष से वेतन देती है ताकि वह आने वाली मुसलिम पीढीयों को भी कुरान शरीफ़ पढा कर उन्हें हिन्दुओं के विरुध जिहाद करने की शिक्षा देते रहें। लेकिन अगर किसी सरकारी स्कूल के पाठ्यक्रम में व्यायाम के तौर सूर्य-नमस्कार आसन सिखाने, या ऐकता की भावना जाग्रत करने के लिये राष्ट्र गीत वन्देमात्रम् गाने को कहा जाये या विद्यार्थीयों को संस्कृत का कोई श्लोक कंठस्थ करवाया जाये तो वह शिक्षा का ‘भगवाकरण ’ कह कर आपत्तीजनक बना दिया जाता है। आखिर हम मुसलिम विरोध को इतना महत्व क्यों दे रहे हैं कि हम ने अपनी पुरानी पहचान से अपना नाता ही तोड़ लिया है ? हमारी नयी पीढी़यां अपने पुरखों के बारे में जानने के लिये अब किस देश में जायें गी ?

देश का बटवारा होने के बाद काँग्रेस की धर्म-निर्पेक्ष सरकार ने पाकिस्तान बनवाने के अतिरिक्त भारत का ही  ऐक अन्य प्रदेश कशमीर भी पूर्णतया मुसलमानों के हवाले कर दिया। भारत वासियों को कशमीर की सुरक्षा के लिये जान और कशमीर के पालन के लिये टैक्स तो देने पड़ते हैं लेकिन वह कशमीर में दो गज़ ज़मीन भी नहीं खरीद सकते। हज़ारों वर्षों से चले आ रहे कशमीर के मूल निवासी कशमीरी हिन्दुओं को जिहादी मुसलमानों ने वहां से मार काट के निकाल दिया और भारत की सरकार उन्हें वहां उन का हक़ वापिस नहीं दिला सकी। आज वैदिक साहित्य की जन्म भूमि कशमीर से हिन्दुओं का नामो-निशान मिटाने का प्रयत्न काँग्रेस की धर्म-निर्पेक्ष सरकार की छत्र छाया के नीचे ही हो रहा है और कशमीर को मुसलिम राज्य बनाया जा रहा है। आने वाली पीढी को यह विशवास दिलाना कठिन हो गा कि कभी अफ़ग़ानिस्तान हिन्दू देश था और उस का नाम आर्याना तथा गान्धार था। जैसे पाकिस्तान, बांगलादेश तथा नेपाल भी हिन्दू देश थे पर अब नहीं, इसी तरह अब कशमीर की बारी है और कांग्रेस सरकार की मनोस्थति और कार्य-क्षमता विशवास-जनक नहीं है।

जवाहरलाल नेहरू ने शेख अब्दुल्ला के आग्रह पर कशमीर की मुस्लिम छवि बनाये रखने के लिये धारा 370 संविधान में रखवा दी थी किन्तु भारत की हिन्दू छवि के लिये क्या किया। आज राहुल को अपने आप को हिन्दुस्तानी कहने पर शर्म लगती है और उस की मां काँग्रेस प्रेजीडेन्ट की हैसियत से कहती हैं भारत हिन्दू देश नहीं है। क्या सभी काँग्रेसी हिन्दू विरोधी हैं? हिन्दूस्तान में इसाईकरण तो काँग्रेस के आशीर्वाद से ही हो रहा है।

अब इस से अधिक शर्म की बात और क्या हो सकती है कि केवल मुसलमानों को खुश रखने के लिये हम उन वीरों की गौरव-गाथाओं को अपनी पाठ्य-क्रम और सार्वजनिक गतिविधियों से निष्कासित करते जा रहे हैं जिन्हों ने अपने देश-धर्म की खातिर अपना जीवन दान किया। महा वीर हेम चन्द्र विक्रमादित्य, महाराणा प्रताप, वीर शिवा जी, वीर बालक हक़ीकत राय का उल्लेख शिक्षा पुस्तकों में या तो होता ही नहीं या उन्हें ‘अकबर महान’ जैसों की तुलना में नीचे कर दिया जाता है। भारत के इतिहास को ‘धर्म-निर्पेक्ष बनाने’ के लिये तथ्यों को हटाने या भ्रामित करने का काम कुछ ‘धर्म-निर्पेक्ष ’ इतिहासकार तत्परता से कर रहे हैं। पाकिस्तान से सम्बन्ध सुधारने और मुसलिम वोट बैंक को सन्तुष्ट रखने के लिये ‘धर्म-निर्पेक्ष” कांग्रेसी सरकार ने 1971 के भारत-पाक युद्ध तथा कारगिल युद्ध के उपल्क्ष में की जाने वाली परम्परागत सैनिक विजय-दिवस परैड को भी बंद कर दिया है। देश के वीरों की इस से अधिक उपेक्षा और क्या की जा सकती है ?

इस में कोई संशय नहीं कि जिहादी मुसलमानों को भारत के गौरव-मय प्राचीन इतिहास, वैदिक साहित्य और उन के विचार से ‘काफ़िर’ सूरमाओं से कोई सरोकार ना कभी था, ना है, और ना कभी होगा। भारत में रहते हुये भी वह अपने मार्ग दर्शन के लिये अरब देशों की और देखते हैं, हिन्दु विरोधी पाकिस्तान को अपना हितैषी मानते हैं और हिंसात्मक जिहाद कर के भारत में पुनः इसलामी राज्य स्थापित करने के स्वप्न देखते हैं। समूचे विश्व में मुसलमानों की यही मानसिक्ता काम कर रही है। आखिर क्यों कर हम अपनी उपलब्धियां, धार्मिक मर्यादायें, अपने पूर्वजों का यश, और अपने पहिचान चिन्ह अपने आप ही मिट्टी में मिलाते जा रहे हैं ? अपनी ऐतिहासिक धरोहर की रक्षा हम क्यों नहीं कर पा रहे ? क्या हमारा आने वाली पीढ़ी ओर कोई उत्तरदात्वि नहीं ? अगर है तो हमें अपने देश को हिन्दू राष्ट्र कहने और बनाने में कोई हिचकचाहट या भय नहीं होना चाहिये।

चाँद शर्मा

Splashes– 64/72 – India after Partition

India was neither partitioned on account of racial considerations, nor along geographical features. India was partitioned purely on the basis of religious hatred expressed by Muslims against Hindus. About ninety percent of Muslim population then living in India had opted for Pakistan as they did not want to live with Hindus. The aggression on India was thus legitimized.

After partition, Hindus were violently forced out of Pakistan, but only fifteen percent of Muslims actually moved to their newly found home-land. While Pakistan ethnically cleaned their country from religious diversities, India nourished the sectarian population to over grow at the behest of MK Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru.

Betrayal of Hindus by Congress

At the cost of sacrifices made by martyrs, Congress under Gandhi and Nehru had been negotiating with the British about the modalities concerning partition of India. Accordingly the British rewarded Congress leaders by transferring them power in truncated part of India. Gandhi and Nehru returned the gesture by accepting Lord Mountbatten, the British Viceroy to retain the charge of Governor General of India. That accorded further opportunities to him to manage the partition in the best interest of Britain and Pakistan at the expense of Hindu India.

Overtly, Congress leaders did not accept the reality of partition, but they rejoiced to celebrate their so-called independence. Since 1920 Gandhi and Nehru were the dominant leaders of Congress and had sidelined all Hindu representatives within Congress. They tried every opportunity to placate Muslims by bartering Hindu interests, but miserably failed in winning over their confidence. They accepted the partition, but blamed Muhammad Ali Jinnah and fanatic Hindus for that.

Projection of MK Gandhi as ‘Mahatma’ for Muslims and Hindus alike was far from truth. They remained confused by their idealism and attempted to keep all Indians confused by proclaiming the country to be secular. Gandhi and Nehru prevented Muslim population from migration towards Pakistan that Hindus had been forced to undertake. Even Muslim migrants were recalled from Pakistan to India and allowed to reclaim their properties from Hindu refugees evicted out of Pakistan. Thus Congress leaders made the invaders once again to remain share holders in truncated India also and subsequently nourished them as a vote bank.

One-sided Secularism

Like British, Congress leaders did not accept India’s centuries old identity as an abode of Hindus. Under the guise of phony secularism Congress leaders laid ground for India to be made a no man’s land, where anyone could intrude and reside as owner. Despite such sinister acts, only Hindus got bewildered with Congress brand secularism, while other minorities enjoyed the benefits of secularism without adopting the same. Cosmetic secularism could not erode beliefs and past. Hindus did not get any feel of freedom even in truncated India. They had to live with invaders with additional responsibility to keep them amused by pampering and appeasement.

It is pertinent that nationalities may change, but individuals always remain close to the religion inherited from forefathers. . Religion is a lifetime relationship, while citizenship is changeable. Despite having citizenship of pre-partitioned India, it was due to religion that Hindus and Sikhs had to migrate from their homes in Pakistan. They left ancestral homes and accepted displacement to live and die as Hindus. By migration Hindus categorically expressed that they were Hindus first and last, whatever nationality they might have had.

Post Partition Blunders

Hindus had struggled for freedom, not merely to replace British rulers with indigenous set of rulers, but to restore their ancient culture, prestige, freedom of thought, and their religious beliefs.  But after decades since partition, Hinduism is more neglected than during the alien rule. The problems confronting Hindu community arose out of political blunders of post partition rulers. Only few of those blenders that cast long shadows are stated here:-

  • Alienation with Our Past – Immediately after partition, Anglicized Nehru obliterated our past links with centuries old Hindu culture and history by declaring his mentor Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, as the ‘Father of the Nation’. We competed and aped Pakistan for whom their founder MA Jinnah could be regarded as the founder of newly formed nation, but there was no justification for us to introduce India to the world as a new-born nation, when our nationality since the Vedic period was well-known.
  • Abdication of Ancient Knowledge – In order to demonstrate his secularism, Nehru excluded study of our ancient text books from the educational curriculum. Over several learned scholars he picked up Maulana Azad to head our education ministry, to whom the Hindu scriptural texts were nothing but Kufar. Seen from hind sight it was a well thought conspiracy to obliterate our identity as Hindu nation. Only Muslims or anglicized Indians had the control over Educational system. As a result, today our youths are absolutely blank about the achievements of our ancestors.
  • Distortion of History – Apart from exclusion of Hindu texts from Education, our History was also distorted. Achievements of Hindu heroes like Maharana Pratap and Shiva ji were diminished to preserve our phony secularism. We under played the patriotic deeds of Hindus, to make Muslims appear larger than life in historical achievements.  Bahadur Shah Zafar, the last Mughal came to be a hero of first Independence struggle during 1857, even though he had secretly offered to surrender to the British at Humayon Tomb through Munshi Rajab Ali, when patriots were defending Delhi against odds.
  • Promotion of Nepotism – Except family tags of Gandhi and Nehru the sacrificial contributions of all other martyrs were diminished under a well thought out plan. Statues of Gandhi, Nehru and their clan members were installed, towns and hamlets were named after them and more than a thousand schemes were launched to advertise their names at government expense to strengthen one family rule in India. That went on un-noticed for few decades after partition till people discovered that even the antecedents of the family in power were dubious.
  • Neglect of National Language – The British had made illiterate India adopt English as their official Language, but Congress governments did not enforce Hindi as national language in India or a medium of instruction at University, the language in Courts or a language in defense forces.
  • Encouraging Segmentation – Instead of socially integrating all citizens under uniform civil code, the leaders indirectly encouraged minorities to stay aloof from majority community by retaining their personal laws. Over and above they encouraged segmentation within Hindu society by granting reservations on untenable grounds.

Lack of national Pride

Consequently, during post partition period, Hindu younger generation grew unaware of the achievements of their ancestors in the field of literature, pure sciences and arts. They suffer from a fundamental alienation from the tradition and culture of the land, and believe that prior to the introduction of British education, India had no system of education in any field. Convent educated English-speaking aristocracy and secularists pride in being disconnected from the very soil and people who gave it birth.

There is probably no other country in the world, where it is a national pastime among its educated class, to denigrate its own culture and history. They do not view anything of the past as a subject of national pride. It is ridiculed, as if it reflected only the imagination of backward chauvinistic elements.

Today, most often the educated people reject own scriptures without having read them. As a matter of fact they reject without having even seen them. At the best, few of them might have read some English translations, or commentaries on Hindu scriptures, made by foreigners. Their knowledge with regard to the translated scripture cannot be better than whatever was understood by the foreigner himself.  Hindu scriptures that once adorned the book shelves of world-famous ancient universities have come to be wrapped in sacks in the basements of few poor priests as antiques to be sold to foreign tourists.

While fundamentalist teachings in case of minorities have continued at the expense of state – recovered from Hindu tax payers, Hindu younger generation has got disillusioned in the absence of moral, ethical neglect of their culture at schooling stage itself.

Self-created Insecure Surrounding

Geographically, India is surrounded by theocratic states.  Most of our neighboring countries were Hindu countries but they have Islamic governments today. They have shut their doors at other faiths to preserve their Islamic identity. Their social customs do not harmonize with Hindu culture. They are ever motivated to convert India to an Islamic country, and are poised to help each other indirectly. In contrast, we created an oasis in the desert by declaring ourselves a secular state and kept our borders unguarded and open to encourage infiltration from all sides.

Our selfish political leaders always promise to walk extra miles to please Muslims for securing their selfish interests. They overlook that Nationality of any country can be acquired by fulfilling prescribed conditions, but it is the mental status of person that makes him a patriot.  It requires commitment from the individual in the value system, traditions and life style of the mainstream in the country. We never cared to check the extent of secularism that minorities had adopted in their thought and practices. Ours remained one-sided secularism to gag Hindus only.

Exploitation of Hindus

In spite of the freedom achieved through sacrifices given by Hindus, lack of political support to Hinduism has made Hindus to feel alienated in their own homeland. Now they are to face single-handedly the evangelization campaign of powerful and resourceful Christian lobby on one hand, and Islamic Jihad from Islamic states. There is an attitude of neglect and confrontation from pseudo secular home government. Hindu interests have become secondary to that of other faiths and are being bartered to any extent to keep minorities happy in India. This situation is due to the misplaced priorities of political leadership since transfer of power to them. Hinduism is passing through difficult time searching for effective leadership.

Chand K Sharma

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क्या आतंकवाद से मुक्त हो पाएगा देश ?

26 नवम्बर 2008 की खूनी काली रात को बीते तीन साल से भी ज़्यादा हो चुके। मृतकों के खून के निशान सड़कों से धुल चुके हैं। शहीदों के परिवारों को श्रध्दाञ्जली, वीरता पुरस्कार एवम् आर्थिक सहायता देने की रसमें हमारे नेता ने निभाते रहते हैं। वोटों की खातिर दिग्विजय सिहं जैसे चाटूकार उन की शहादत को अपमानित भी करते रहते हैं। तथाकथित बुद्धिजीवी तथा धर्म निर्पेक्ष लोग कवि सम्मेलन और मानव श्रंखलायें बना कर पाकिस्तान को डराया धमकाया भी जा चुका है लेकिन नतीजा वहीं का वहीं है – कोई भी हम से ना तो डरा ना ही आतंकवाद रुका।

प्रधान मंत्री और उन के सहकारी मंत्री बार बार दोहराते और हम सुनते सुनते थक चुके हैं कि “अब हम आतंकवाद सहन नहीं करें गे”। प्रधान मंत्री मनमोहन सिहं ने तो सोनियां की स्वीकृति ले कर शिवराज पाटिल की जगह चिदाम्बरम को गृह मंत्री भी बनाया था लेकिन वह अपनी कारगुजारी निहत्थे और सोते हुये योगियों को खदेडने में दिखा कर सोनिया की वाहवाही बटोरने में लगे रहै और भगवा आतंकवाद का डरावा दिखाते रहै।

मनमोहन सिहँ कभी कभी पाकिस्तान को चेतावनी ही देते रहे कि अब हम सख्त कारवायी करें गे मगर ना तो कारवायी करने का मुहूरत ही निकला और ना ही पाकिस्तान टस से मस हुआ। उन्हों ने अमरीका से भी गुहार लगायी “अमेरीका या अन्य कोई भी देश पाकिस्तान पर दबाव डालें और हमें बचाने के लिये कुछ करें” ताकि कहीं हमारे हाथों में लगी मेहंदी का रंग उतर ना जाये। अब तो अमरीका भी तालिबान से समझोता करने के बहाने ढूंढ रहा है। विदेश मंत्री ने तो अभी तक सभी विकलप खुले रखे हैं जिन में सब से प्रमुख विकलप आतंकवाद सहन करते रहना है।

साँप निकलने जाने के बाद हम लकीर को ज़ोर ज़ोर से पीटते रहते हैं सुरक्षा कड़ी कर देते हैं पर आतंकवादी साँप कहीं ना कहीं से निकल ही आता है क्यों कि वह साँप समझोता एक्सप्रेस के रास्ते आ कर किसी ना किसी बिल में छिपने की जगह पा ही लेता है।

आतंकवाद से लड़ने के लिये मनमोहन-सोनियां सरकार कितनी सक्षम और कृतसंकलप है इस का अन्दाज़ा लगाना मुशकिल नहीं। पाकिस्तानियों और बंगलादेशियों को भारत लाने वाले रास्ते बन्द नहीं किये गये। आतंकवाद विरोधी कानून भी बना तो लिया लेकिन उस का इस्तेमाल भगवा आतंकवाद को बदनाम करने के लिये होना था। सुरक्षा बलों तथा पुलिस के हाथ आतंकियों के मानव अधिकारों की रक्षा के नाम पर हमेशा बँधे ही रहते हैं। अब किसी भी ऐसे अपराधी को पुलिस गि्रफ्तार नहीं कर सके गी जिस के अपराध की सज़ा 7 वर्ष से कम है।  सैनिकों का हाल और मनोबल इस से भी बदतर है। वह अपने परिवारों से दूरी, अस्त्र- शस्त्र की कमी और सरकार की उपेक्षा के शिकार हैं। जिस देश के सैनिकों और अफ़सरों को अपनी तनखाह और पेनशन के लिये सड़कों पर मूक प्रदर्शनों का सहारा लेना पड़े उस देश के राजनेताओं को चुल्लु भर पानी में डूब मरना चाहिये, लेकिन हमारे नेताओं में शर्म नाम की कोई चीज़ नहीं। उन्हें सिर्फ़ अपनी जान की फिकर होती है। गांधी वादी अब खादी नहीं सरकारी खर्चे पर बुलेटप्रूफ़ जेकट पहनते हैं और बेबस जनता को मज़बूती से आतंकवाद का सामना करने की सलाह देते हैं।

इजराईल भारत की तुलना में बहुत छोटा देश है लेकिन अपने स्वाभिमान की रक्षा करनें में हम से कई गुना सक्षम है। वह अपने नागरिकों की रक्षा करने के लिये अमेरीका या अन्य किसी देश के आगे नहीं गिड़गिड़ाता। आतंकियों को उन्हीं के घर में जा कर पीटता है। भारत के नेता सबूतों की गठरी सिर पर लाद कर दुनियां भर के आगे अपनी दुर्दशा और स्वाभिमान-हीनता का रोना रोने निकल पड़ते हैं। कितनी शर्म की बात है जब देश की राजधानी में जहां आतंकियों से लड़ने वाले शहीद को सर्वोच्च सम्मान से अलंकृत किया जाता है वहीं उसी शहीद की कारगुज़ारी पर जांच की मांग भी उठाई जाती है क्यों कि कुछ स्वार्थी नेताओं का वोट बेंक खतरे में पड़ जाता। दिग्विजय सिहं जैसे मूहँ फट काँग्रेस के महा सचिव और सोनियां के करीबी काँग्रेसी युवराज राहुल गाँधी को प्रशिक्षण देने में लगे हैं। आने वाले कल का अंदाजा इसी बात से लगाया जा सकता है।

2008 में अमेरीका या अन्य देश इस लिये थोडे चिन्तित दिखाई पडे थे क्योंकि मुम्बई आतंकवाद में कुछ विदेशी भी मारे गये थे जिन की जान की उन देशों के लिये कुछ कीमत थी। भारतीय तो हज़ारों की संख्या में अब तक  पाकिस्तानी आतंकवाद की भेंट चढ़ चुके हैं किसी को कोई फ़रक नहीं पड़ा। हिन्दुओं की जान की तो भारत में कोई कीमत ही नहीं। उडीसा की सरकार को उच्च न्यायालय ने आदेश दिये कि अगर पटनायक सरकार इसाईओं की रक्षा नहीं कर सकती तो त्यागपत्र दे दे। जिहादी आतंकवाद के कारण हिन्दू ही मरते रहे हैं पर मनमोहन सरकार से त्यागपत्र कौन मांगे गा ?

चुनावों से पहले हर बार मनमोहन सरकार ने पहले से ही प्रचार करना शुरू करने लगते रहते हैं कि आतंकवाद को चुनावी मुद्दा ना बनाया जाये – एकता दिखायी जाये। परन्तु क्या यह मनमोहन सरकार की नाकामी नहीं कि वह अपने ही देश में  अपने नागरिकों के जान माल की और सम्मान की रक्षा करनें में असमर्थ रही है। इसलिये मनमोहन सरकार से त्यागपत्र कौन मांगे गा यह फै़सला भी मतदाताओं को अब करना होगा।

आतंकवाद के अन्धेरे में उमीद की किऱण अब स्वामी ऱामदेव ने दिखाई है। आज ज़रूरत है सभी राष्ट्रवादी, और धर्मगुरू अपनी परम्पराओं की रक्षा के लिये जनता के साथ स्वामी ऱामदेव के पीछे एक जुट हो जाय़ें और आतंकवाद से भी भयानक स्वार्थी राजनेताओं से भारत को मुक्ति दिलाने का आवाहन करें।

नागरिकों को सभी नेताओं के सुरक्षा कवच वापिस उतरवा लेने चाहियें। उन की जान देश के लिये ऐक बोझ बन चुकी है।

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