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How can the Indian Government allow these separatists to openly visit the Pakistani embassy in Delhi or travel to Pakistan to take instructions from their masters? No country tolerates that kind of open separatism, be it France with Corsica, or even England with the faraway Falkland Islands, which geographically belong to Argentina. How to forget too that the Muslims chased out of the Valley of Kashmir Zakir Naik. Zakir Naik tried to hurt religious sentiments of Hindus by denigrating Shri Ganesh; that too, during the Ganesh Festival.
By making such comments Naik has hurt religious sentiments of billions of Hindus. Naik also went after Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in the famous debate. Christophe Jaffrelot. Funnily, he regularly comes to India to release the English translations of his books and is feted by the Press corps and gets all kind of laudatory reviews.
I know for a fact that in France, it has an influence on the top bureaucrats and the politicians, as every time something important happens in India — elections, catastrophes, riots, etc, their slanted opinions are sought by newspapers radios and televisions. It is nowadays fashionable in India to always highlight the downtrodden condition of Indian women and their underprivileged place in Indian society.
But no country in the world has granted such an important place to women in its spirituality and social ethos. Karunanidhi and before him his mentor, Anna, exploited to the hilt he Dravidian theory.
According to this theory, which was actually devised in the 18th and 19th century by British linguists and archaeologists, who had a vested interest to prove the supremacy of their culture over the one of the subcontinent, the first inhabitants of India were good-natured, peaceful, dark-skinned shepherds, called the Dravidians.
Then, around B. Karunanidhi also exploits this theory and he and Anna have made life for Tamil Brahmins so miserable that many left Tamil Nadu for Delhi or even the US. Wendy Doniger. Rama banishes Sita as Dasharatha has banished Rama. Significantly, the moment when Rama kicks Sita out for the second time comes directly after a long passage in which Rama makes love to Sita passionately, drinking wine with her, for many days on end; the banishment comes as a direct reaction against the sensual indulgence.
Akbar is one of the goody-goodies in Indian History books, like Ashoka because he was a Buddhist, that Marxist historians like to glorify. No doubt, Akbar was one of the better Mughal emperors, but did you know that when he captured Chittor on February 25, , he ordered that the thirty thousand civil population be butchered, including women and children who has taken shelter in the fort?
Michael Witzel, Professor of Sanskrit at Harvard, Witzel must be one of the worst enemies of Hindus in the USA, as shown recently when he tried to prevent the removal of references to India, Hinduism in the curriculum followed by schools in California which parents of Indian origin found to be inadequate, inaccurate or just outright insensitive.
His proximity to Left historians in India is no secret. Amnesty International, which has a large number of Pakistanis in its staff, has always been hostile to Hindus.
I remember showing an exhibition on Kashmir in London at the prestigious Commonwealth Club. What did the Kashmiri Hindus do that Amnesty considers them untouchable?
And how come that the Muslims of the Valley who chased them by terror and made them flee their ancestral lands and homes are not condemned by Amnesty? There are many questions asked today about the role of P Chidambaram when he was in power during the ten years of the Congress.
Did Chidambaram, with the knowledge of Sonia Gandhi close his eyes on an assassination plot on the person of Mr Narendra Modi? As the Home Minister of India, it would be a crime. Sitaram Yechury. Yechury is an intelligent man and a brilliant speaker — but he is an enemy of Hindus.
Mother Teresa. Mother Teresa is still the worst publicity for India.
No doubt, she did saintly work. This said, one may wonder: What did Mother Teresa really stand for? Was caring for the dying and orphaned children her only goal? Mother Teresa never attempted to counterbalance this negative image of India, of whom she was the vector, by a more positive one.
She could have said for instance that she was worshipped in a country of million Hindus. Karan Thapar. Does that explain why Karan, though a decent man, is known for his anti-Hindu bias?
Once he invited me on a program about the painter M. Akhtar also repeatedly equated the Gujarat anti-Muslim riots to the Jewish holocaust. Does Alhtar also ignore that 56 innocent Hindus, amongst them 32 women and children were burnt to death like animals in the Sabarmati Express at Godhra? And that this was the spark that ignited the riots?
Again we see how anti-Hindus twist facts and truth… Shabana Azmi. Nevertheless she is also a Hindu baiter. Again the old trick to either equate Muslim and Hindu fundamentalism, or even in the case of Azmi, Rahul Gandhi and others, to say that Hindu fundamentalism is more dangerous than the Islamic one.
What a joke… Akar Patel. Arundhati Roy. Arundhati is a pure product of Christianity hiding under an intellectual mask plus hard-core Marxism. She is most happy in the company of maoists, naxalites Tamil Elam and Kashmiri separatists.
Nobody cared… Father Cedric Prakash. This Indian Christian priest has been most active in betraying his own country in the US, amongst Congress parliamentary committees. Martha Nussbaum. A virulent anti-Hindu American, no doubt supported by Anjana Chatterjee and her ilk. Her interest in India started while working for Amartya Sen, with whom she shared an intimate relationship, a fact she herself bragged about. Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton has no great love for India and often leans towards Pakistan her vice chairman of the election campaign is Huma Mahmood Abedin, of Pakistani origin.
Maybe the numerous infidelities of her husband Bill, made her into a hard and cynical woman, but if she becomes President of the US, she will be no friend of India and Hindus.
You can expect continuing support, financial and in armaments to Pakistan if she is elected. Medha Patkar. Another NGO, who very selectively targets only Hindus.
Her Narmada dam agitation had one target only: Narendra Modi. I put it with a question mark, as I consider him as a great soul indeed. But there are many who point out that he never seemed to have realised the great danger that Nazism represented for humanity.
And did not Gandhi also advise the Jews to let themselves be butchered? Hindus, it must be said, are their own biggest enemies. A Hindu abroad never acknowledges another Hindu, but pretends he or she does not exist.
You can insult Hindus and their Gods and Goddesses as much as you want and nothing will happen to you. A billion Hindus have not raised a finger about the Modern Hindu children do not go to temples, pray or know what is a puja.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, who alone with a few hundred men, stood his ground against the most powerful emperor of his times, has practically no place in Indian History books and is often described as a petty chieftain or even a plunderer. Hindus who tend to merge and melt wherever they live — and in the process, lose some their identities and togetherness.
And finally the most deadly and vicious intellectuals that we have reviewed above, are Hindus most of them. They are the ones that should be targeted, in a non-violent but firm manner. How can Indians say that China is not a security menace to India? Pakistan is the continuing incarnation of those Muslim invaders who raped India from the middle of the 7th century onwards. All these quotations are taken from the Koran and are read everyday to the faithful by their mollahs.
Koran Bangladesh. Successive governments have seized 2. Through the 5th and 8th Amendments of the constitution the BNP and JP governments, virtually transformed the once secular Bangladesh into an Islamic state. A CIA study says that Bangladeshi villagers are increasingly getting sucked into terrorism out of livelihood.
The very porous border between India and Bangladesh is used as an infiltration route of militants to India, including those going to Kashmir and to the Northeast. The Indian Intelligence Bureau estimates that twenty million Bangladeshis live illegally in India, with the greatest concentration in West Bengal and Assam and this is creating havoc to the social, religious and cultural fabric of the North-East. Chief ministers, such as Mamta Banerjee routinely give rations cards to these illegal Bangladeshis so that they can vote.
IN West Bengal and Assma, Hindus have become minorities in certain districts are regularly beaten up, their temples ransacked, their women raped. Here is a wonderful country, with simple and friendly people, which is the only Hindu nation in the world, which is so similar in many ways to India, that there is no reason to be antagonistic to a country with which they have so much in common.
Yet the erstwhile kings and now the Maoist leaders in power, are often been able to play a divide and rule game by using the Chinese and blaming India for all the ills of Nepal which as become a haven for Pakistani agents. United States. The United States, seems sometimes to have an unconscious wish for a divided and weakened India.
The continuing propping up and arming of Pakistan, when its duplicity is so well document today, is also a mystery. One does not understand too how so many US Congress committees keep saying that there is no religious freedom in India, when there is actually more freedom here than in the USA.
But there is still a long way to go before the USA really appreciates what an island of democracy and freedom India is in an Asia racked by Muslim fundamentalism, Christian unethical conversions and Chinese domination.
But as soon as the US fully leaves this region, Afghanistan will go back to its wild Islamic ways and target India again. Sri Lanka. Extraordinary country that erstwhile Ceylon; God gave it everything: extraordinary climate, lush country, incredible diversity of races and religions, an easy-going and friendly people, who even welcomed its invaders.
Yet the hate that the Sinhalese have for Indians is something to be seen to be believed. Again it is a hate which was fostered by their political leaders: Most Sinhalese presidents have become great adepts at using the hate-India carrot every time they get in trouble. Was it India who discriminated for 40 years against the Tamil minority of Sri Lanka? Was it Indians who regularly prodded Sinhalese crowds to indulge in pogroms against the Tamils, thereby building-up a wall of hatred, so that today the Tamils in Sri Lanka cannot trust the Sinhalese anymore and want nothing but total independence?