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The UPA Government had to Surrender!

Maintenance of Law and order is under the Home Minister. The intelligence agencies forewarn the Government about impending troubles. The situation is analyzed and appreciated in the light of relevant facts. Plans to tackle the problem are prepared well in advance, discussed, updated, evaluated, cross checked and if possible rehearsed also. Likely contingencies are also anticipated and catered for. This is the routine and standing instructions exist in the department.

What happened in Ramlila Ground and afterwards shows that professionalism is totally missing in over politicalized Home Ministry.

The Government wanted to pre-empt the move of Swami Ram Dev and his supporters to Parliament House and therefore Police force in large strength had been deployed at Ramlila Ground. About eighty buses had been kept at hand to transport the agitators to makeshift prison at Bawana Stadium. Naturally if eighty busloads of prisoners have to be housed some arrangements of essential nature like food, water, toilets and first aid have also to be catered for at the jail complex.

The agitators were taken as per the plan to Bawana as per the ‘plan’, but then for reasons unexplained by the authorities, the agitators were dumped in Ambedkar Stadium where food and water were not available. The rest that followed is a shameful display of the Government.

Authorities were in panic and had no other alternative but to beg and plead before the agitators who were left to starve.

This reflects the unprofessionalism that has been cultivated by UPA Government. Is this the way the law and order agencies in uniform plan and act? If similar situation arose in the face of external threats will we start pleading? Naturally this is the reason that after every terrorist attack we proclaim that security had been tightened, terrorist succeed and afterwards we keep beating the marks. Who could be accountable for inapt handling of the situation?

It was Swami Ram Dev who bailed out the Government from suffering further humiliation on account of inefficiency. The requirement is to professionalize law enforcement agencies instead of politicalizing them. They must not emerge as ‘Yes Masters’ of political bosses but should work as per their written down charters.

 Chand K Sharma

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अन्ना हजारे गाँधीवाद के बदले राष्ट्रवाद अपनाये

देश में भ्रष्टाचार, परिवारवाद, तुष्टिकरण फैलाने की जिम्मेदार काँग्रेस ही है जिस की मुखिया सोनिया गाँधी है। सोनिया नेहरू और गाँधी का नाम लेकर देश पर परोक्ष रूप से शासन कर रही है और उसे इसाई करण की ओर ले जा रही है।  उसी सोनिया के विरुद्ध अन्ना हजारे ने ऐक शब्द नहीं बोला। क्या वह इतने भोले हैं कि नहीं जानते करपशन के पीछे कौन है। किसी अनपढ से भी सवाल करो गे तो वह बता देगा कि करप्ट कौन कौन हैं। सरकार ने आज तक काले धन वालों के नामों का खुलासा नहीं किया। क्या अन्ना ने इस बारे में कभी कुछ कहा ।

अन्ना स्वामी अग्निवेश के साथ स्वामी रामदेव के रामलीला मैदान की नवम्बर 2010 वाली रैली में आये थे। वहाँ जुटी भीड को देख कर वाहवाही लेने के लिये अन्ना ने पहले ही अपना भूख हडताली आन्दोलन अप्रैल में शुरु कर दिया था। मीडिया ने अन्ना को हीरो बना दिया और कहा कि सरकार तो हिल गयी। पाँच दिन के बाद ही सुलह हो गयी।  अग्निवेश और केजरीवाल ने कहा कि सरकार ने तो जरूरत से ज्यादा दे दिया।

जिस ने आन्दोलन को सींचा था उन्ही स्वामी रामदेव के हाथों से आन्दोलन की वाहवाही की फूलमाला अन्ना के गले में जा पडी। अन्ना ने फिर स्वामी राम देव की ओर देखा भी नहीं। वह तो स्वामी रामदेव  जी का बडप्पन था  कि उन्हों ने कुछ नहीं बोला और अपना कार्य करते रहै हैं। सरकार ने स्वामी रामदेव के साथ जो सलूक किया और अन्ना के लिये कैसा भव्य आयोजन रामलीला मैदान में करवाया यह छुपा नहीं है और सबूत है कि काँग्रेस का पिठ्ठू कौन है। अन्ना ने तो शहीद राजबाला के परिवार तक को खेद भी नहीं जताया।

अब एक एक कर के अन्ना के साथी अपने आप ही बेनकाब होते जा रहै हैं तो इस में कोई क्या करे। जनता को बहकाने के लिये अन्ना ने हिसार में काँग्रेस का विरोध कर के दिखावटी लडाई भी कर डाली क्यों कि वह जानते थे कि एक सीट हारने से हरियाणा की कांग्रेस सरकार को कोई पर्क नहीं पडे गा। असल मुकाबला तो उत्तर प्रदेश में होना है जिस के लिये अन्ना ने अभी से कहना शुरु कर दिया है कि वह जन लोक पाल बिल आने के बाद कांग्रेस का प्रचार करें गे।

सभी जानते हैं कि काँग्रेस जन लोक पाल बिल भी अन्ना की झोली में डाल दे गी मगर उस से काला धन वापिस नहीं आये गा। अन्ना ने देश की जनता के आक्रोश को विफल कर के छ महीने का समय बरबाद कर दिया है और गाँधी बन गये हैं।

अगर अन्ना हजारे सच्चे सिपाही हैं तो अपनी भारत विरोधी मंडली को छोड कर स्वामी रामदेव, संध परिवार जैसे राष्ट्रवादियों का खुले आम समर्थन करें। फूट डालने का काम अन्ना और उन की मंडली कर रही है। अन्ना के साथ पिछली कतार के लोगों के चेहरे जब सामने आयें गे तो सभी कुछ साफ होने लगे गा अभी तो उन की टीम अपने आप ही अपने कपडे उतार कर नंगी खडी हो गयी है। 

चाँद शर्मा

Visibility after Anna’s Haze is settled

The dusty haze after Anna’s movement is slowly settling down. The Anti Corruption Crusaders have returned home. Media propaganda that reached crescendo to blare Anna’s success against the corrupt is now busy revealing the real profile of Anna’s companions. The silhouette of Anna companions has started melting with Agnivesh having been liquidated first.

Impression was created that the Government appeared shaken of its roots for some time in the face of Gandhian ideology. Communal forces stood isolated when a star studied Iftar party was blessed by Anna.  He broke his fast accepting nectar from two little girls belonging to oppressed and minority community. Every one has now returned to square one.

The use of Lokpals and Lokayukts can be anticipated from the on-going in Karnataka, Gujarat, and Punjab. To that extent UPA Government has got an extra tool to tryout tarnishing opposition till next elections. More non performing politicians will get opportunity to show their efficiency to their High command once more Lokpals are appointed.

If Lokpal bill comes through, there will be four Constitutional posts in every state, having independent working domains and tremendous powers without any accountability towards public. The Governor and Chief Justice of respective High Courts and Lokayukts are to be appointees, while Chief Minister alone is to face public after five years. Thus appointees can make Chief Ministers walk on tight rope particularly in opposition controlled states.

What we really needed in India to control corruption was institution of deterrent punishments and fast-moving prosecution.  The existing Governors and the President were adequate for that. Public hanging of only two well-known corrupt persons and confiscation of property of about hundred others in India would have ended eighty percent of corruption in India within 24 hours.  But that system could have worked if the politicians wanted corruption to end.

Only the common man in India has been suffering due to corruption and black money. Common man is therefore every ready to garland every Ass who promised to eradicate corruption. They made Rajiv Gandhi occupy PMO without any qualifications and experience due to propagation of his “Mr Clean” image. Similarly VP Singh succeeded him to expose the corruption of Rajiv Gandhi.  Manmohan Singh posed to be another cleanest of all.  One by one all of them have to be the worst against each, as far as eradication of corruption was concerned.

One mentally clean Clown Prince is now awaiting signal from his Mom to jump in the fray to redeem India from corruption.

Since UPA Government wanted to distract public support to the crusade launched by Swami Ram Dev, Anna was helped to emerge as a rallying point to marshal masses against corruption. While Swami Ram Dev’s movement was brutally crushed, red carpet was spread for Anna.  In spite of that Swami Ram Dev has displayed maturity in supporting Anna’s movement to avoid division of momentum but response from Anna’s camp is ambiguous.

Anna has emerged a VVIP in the bargain. He has expanded the scope of his future activity to the points already made by Swami Ram Dev. It is to be seen how far his companions wil let himl support Swami Ram Dev. Anna  will not be bitten by stings of corruption all his life where as Swami Ram Dev will.  He along with his trusts and supporters will be hounded by Lokayukts to come.

Inquiries will be held to show action. Few selected people will face prosecutions others will get away. Judicial system will take half a century to conclude prosecution. There will be appeals and the show will continue.

With enthusiasm wasted, the common man will remain depressed and isolated as before. He shall have to continue suffering through corrupt politicians and bureaucrats. Unless common man stopped being part of corrupt system and expressed his anger directly against those who are responsible, corruption will continue unabated.

Common man has to reflect anger in elections starting from UP. They need to throw out  known corrupt politicians with the force of ballot. If they do not exercise ballot now, even the bullets will be ineffective later. Ballot is the only remedy to get rid of each and every corrupt politician. Freedom from corruption movement should start from the state going to election in the nearest future.

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

(Next: Splashes – 72/72 Asserting Hindu Rights)

Anna is also involved in Corruption…said Congress cronies

Till two months ago we were told that Government had been shaken by five days fast of Anna Hazare. Swami Agnivesh who was the most active intermediate on Anna’s behalf with Kapil Sibal was overjoyed to say that the Government, Sonia Gandhi and Kapil Sibal had given them more than what they had asked for.

Thus Swami Ram Dev’s fast against corruption was successfully preempted and finally brutally crushed. But what happened afterwards? Why Anna has to undertake another fast for one extra day when the government had given more than he had asked for?

It has been reported that Hazare exhorted the prime minister to “show courage”, saying the police were crushing people’s fundamental rights through the “unconstitutional” conditions, and Singh said: “My office does not in any way get involved in the decision-making process.”

Anna should have known that Dr Manmohan Singh would not like to get involved in the decision-making process. He might be having his compulsions to mum till Sonia recovered from her secret illness. In the true Congress spirits, Ambika Soni has objected to Anna’s letter written to Prime Minister. But she must know that only Prime Minister’s Office is constitutionally respectable since many often the PMO could occupied by unworthy persons whom voters no longer consider respectable or trustworthy.

Digvijay Singh has put old wine in new bottle by alleging that Anna has also accepted donations for making arrangements in JP Park. If that was so, why Digvijay Singh had kept quiet till now? What action was taken by Congress government against the donor or the acceptor? He is simply lamenting if Anna could be involved in accepting black money so do the Ministers!

Anna has been told to restrict the strength of participants to five thousand persons only. Thus, public will require entry passes to participate in protest rallies in future. Our democracy is over matured.

It has also been reported that Prime Minister has conferred with Rahul Gandhi and his ad hoc advisory committee formed by Sonia just before leaving for her treatment. This could be a prelude to project Rahul Gandhi to emerge as country’s most effective trouble-shooter and therefore most eligible candidate to replace Dr Manmohan Singh. Hopefully some formula with authorship attributed to Rahul will come out to defuse the situation.

Chand K Sharma

Splashes -38/72 – Ancient Medical Infrastructure

Living according to Natural laws of the local environment is the essence of Hinduism. In modern jargon it is called Naturo-pathy. Patanjili’s Yogasutra suggested a holiest approach to disease free life based on constant practice of self-discipline, diet control, body postures and breathing techniques. Hindus by and large continued to live the same way till their life styles came in clash with invaders and got distorted. According to Atharva Veda, water therapy was to be the most effective remedy for all cures as water is at the base of every medicine.

System of Diagnosis

Ancient Indian texts on physiology identified three body humors – wind, gall, and mucus as primary factors. A balance among all the three was necessary to be maintained for enjoying good health. Life styles were broadly classified as Satvik, Rajsik and Tamsik, and they also contributed towards good or bad health.

A wide variety of herbs were listed in ancient pharmacopoeia, many of which have been proved to be sure cures for specific diseases, such as oil from the bark of Chaulmoogra trees remains was the most effective treatment for leprosy. Many of Ayurvedic diagnoses and cures are still used in India, with success to the envy of Western physicians.

Surgery

Conceptual references about transplantation of body part are already available in pictorial representations of Lord GanshaVarah Avatar (human form of Vishnu with Boar’s head), and Narasimha Avtar, (human form of Vishnu with Lion’s head).

In addition, there is Puranic reference where Shiva had transplanted goat head on the corpse of Daksh Prajapati. The narration goes that Daksha had insulted Shiva. It resulted in Shiva’s consort Sati jumping into yagna fire. On orders from Shiva, his Gana Veera Bhadra chopped off the head of Daksha. Subsequently, moved by the pleadings from his widow, Shiva transplanted a goat head on Daksha’s corpse to give him new life. Allegorically Daksha had to be identified as a person with greater ego than his worth.

Apart from matter of faith, mortal ancient Indians also have been bold and skillful in the art of Surgery. They conducted amputations, arrested bleeding by pressure with the help of a cup-shaped bandage, and boiling oil. They devoted great care to the making of surgical instruments, and to the training of students by means of operations performed on wax spread out on a board, or on the tissues, cells of the vegetable kingdom, and upon dead animals.  Sushruta has been the foremost surgeon and is credited to have performed complex surgeries.

Anatomy and Physiology

India’s oldest medical texts were far superior to most subsequent works in the field. Anatomy and physiology are the by-products of medicine. As far back as the sixth century BC, Indian physicians described ligaments, sutures, lymphatic, nerve plexus, fascia, adipose, vascular tissues, mucous, and many more muscles than any cadaver are able to show. They understood remarkably well the process of digestion, different functions of gastric juices, and dissolution of food in to blood.

Garbha Upanishad attributed to Rishi Pipalada has listed 180 joints, 107 delicate parts (Marmasthalas), 109 Nerve centers (Sanayutantra), 360 bones, 500 marrow centers (Majjas) and 4.5 million cells in human body.  It is further mentioned that human-heart weighed 8 Tolas, tongue 12 Tolas and liver one Seer. It has also been clarified that due to variations in food intake and expulsion of waste matters, the weights of body part are not uniform in all humans.

The Indian medical schools of 500 BC suggested birth control in the latest theological fashion that during the twelve days of the menstrual cycle impregnation was impossible. Fetus development has been described with considerable accuracy in Garbha Upanishad; and it has also specified the period till the sex of the fetus remained undetermined. It was also stated that food or drugs could influence the sex of the embryo.

Process of Death

Another text Trishikha Brahmnopnishad has described the process of death in human body on a time line. According to the description, sensations follow a set pattern prior to natural death of persons. One year prior to the natural death sensation recede from foot soles, thumbs, and toes. Six month before the death sensations from wrists and ankles are lost. One month prior to death, sensations are lost from elbows and fortnight prior from eyes. The appetite is lost ten days before death. Eye sight gets reduced to glow-worm spark five days prior to death. A person cannot see the tip of his own nose three days prior to his death and candle light just two days before. Any physician can start data collection on the subject and verify the percentiles himself.

Herbal Cures

The Hindus knew various chemical processes. Oxides, sulphates, and metallic substances made out of gold and silver, were administered internally in India long before the Arabs borrowed the same and introduced to Europe. A tree resin had been used in India as a cure for variety of ailments, and also to lower cholesterol in lab animals. Gugal, had been used since 600 BC to battle obesity, arthritis, and many other ailments.  Tamarind was used as a cooling agent. Even today many of the herbal cures suggested by Swami Ram Dev and Acharya Balakrishan are causing envy and surprise for the medicos at home and abroad.

Hypnotism

Hypnotism as therapy also originated from India.  Hindus often took their sick to temples and holy places for cure by hypnotic suggestions. Buddhist Monks carried this tradition to China and Far East. Muslims followed the practice and started taking their sick to shrines and mazaars.  Subsequently Christians also resorted to faith healing techniques.

Ancient Hospitals

While the earliest hospital in Europe were opened after tenth century, the Hindus were the first nation to have established public hospitals, and for centuries they were the only people in the world who maintained them. The kings and merchants financed hospitals. Nursing and attending of the sick was considered highest service towards Dharma.

The Chinese traveler, Fahien, narrated about the hospital he visited in Pataliputra: “Hither come all poor and helpless patients suffering from all kinds of infirmities. They are well taken care of, and a doctor attends them; food and medicine being supplied according to their wants. Thus they are made quite comfortable, and when they are well, they may go away.

Regulations for Public Health  

Sage Manu has suggested that persons polluting public places should be reprimanded only, but he has been sterner on the aspect of exercising control over quacks. It is mentioned in Manusumriti:-

आपद्गतो़तवा वृद्धा गर्भिणी बाल एव वा। परिभाषणमर्हन्ति तच्च शोध्यमिति स्थितिः।।

चिकित्सकानां सर्वेषां मिथ्या प्रचरतां दमः। अमानुषेषु प्रथमो मानषेषु तु मध्यमः।। (मनु स्मृति 9- 283-284)

(Implied meaning- If an old or pregnant women, patient, or a child are seen polluting any public place, they be over looked and let off after getting the place cleaned. Unqualified medical practitioners treating animals be punished with one Sahasa, and those treating humans be punished with two Sahasa).

Veterinary Science

Emperor Asoka had established hospitals for animals and birds, besides his subjects. Veterinary medicine was a distinct branch of science with its own hospitals and scholars. Considerable advances were made and monographs exist on the diseases of horses and elephants.

  • Veterinary medicines prevalent during ancient time have been mentioned inVisnu Dharmottara Mahapurana.
  • Megasthenes refers to the treatment practiced for prolonging life of elephants. Palakapyamuni’s Hastyayur Vedais a Veternary text exclusively attributed to the care of Elephants.
  • Salihotra was the most eminent authority on horse breeding.
  • Juadudatta has given a detailed account of the medical treatment of cows in his Asva-Vaidyaka.

It is interesting to note that till 350 BC Aristotle, father of almost ‘everything in knowledge’ for the Western world had classified birds in two categories. In the first category were the “birds with blood” and in the second category were those “without blood”. In contrast, one needs to scan through Manusamriti, where classification of all living species has been made on the basis of their process of birth, body parts, and traits. Further Valmiki Ramayana also contains a detailed classification of all living species in the style of family trees. Both are identical though works of different sages.

The classification of Indian sages cannot and should not be discarded simply for the reason that their terminology does not match with that of Western zoologists.  The classification of Indian sages is original, scientific, holistic, and appealing even to the common sense of all concerned.

Ancient physicians and surgeons were fore-runners in the field of Medical Science. Although Swami Ram Dev is successfully demonstrating and carrying forward the same legacy in twenty first century, but many biased persons across the globe find it hard to digest the efficacy of herbal cures and Yoga practices, mainly for their vested economic interests. The revival of Ayurveda and Yoga is a welcome sign for India.

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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