Thursday 29 September 2016

The army's surgical strike
People have been repeatedly asking me of my views on the recent Indian army's 'surgical' strike on alleged terror camps. Madhu Trehan who interviewed me just now asked the same question ( see the interview on her website tomorrow morning ).
I replied that in my opinion it is only a stunt. She asked why I say so. I asked for a few minutes time to explain my view, and she said go ahead.
I explained that we must first understand certain basic things. The Partition of India in 1947 was done on the basis of the bogus two nation theory, that Hindus and Muslims are two separate nations. Pakistan, which is in my opinion a fake, artificial entity ( I refuse to call it a country ), was created as an Islamic state. But can religion be the basis of nationality ? If so, then USA, U.K. France, Germany, etc will all have to be partitioned, as they have people of many religions living there e.g. Roman Catholics, many varieties of Protestants, Jews, Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists etc . Hardly any nation can survive on this basis.
Pakistan was part of India since Mughal times, and Partition of 1947 was a historical swindle and fraud by the Britishers. In fact there is no such thing as Pakistan. It is Punjab, Sind, Balochistan and NWFP.
When I meet Pakistanis I feel no different from them. We speak the same language Hindustani, look like each other, share the same culture, etc. Indians and Pakistanis living in foreign countries socialize with each other as if Partition had never taken place. We were befooled by the Britishers into thinking we are different and enemies, but how much longer must we remain befooled ? How much longer must blood flow between us ?
Pakistan was created for two reasons (1) people in this sub continent keep fighting each other, thereby keeping us weak so that we do not emerge as a powerful industrial nation, and thus become a big rival to Western industry, and (2) we keep buying arms from Western arms manufacurers who make super profits, money which we could have spent on the welfare of our own people ( India is the biggest arms purchaser in the world, annually buying billions of dollars worth foreign arms ).
So as long as Pakistan exists there will never be peace on our sub continent, since Pakistan was created for this purpose. We must reunite under a strong secular Govt. which does not tolerate religious extremism of any kind, whether Hindu or Muslim, and rapidly indutrializes the country.
Some people say that Partition took place in 1947 and since then much water has flown and so we cannot reunite. My reply is : Germany was partitioned in 1945, but it was reunited in 1990. China has not yet recognized Taiwan. So time is immaterial when we are really one country, and we must reunite under a secular Govt.
To achieve this 3 things must be done :
1. The Indian Govt. must immediately derognize Pakistan, issuing a statement that it is a fake artificial entity, recall our envoys in Pakistan, and throw out the Pakistani envoys
2. The Indian Govt. must ask the United Nations to immediately kick out Pakistan from the U.N. failing which India will withdraw from the U.N. China refused to sit in the U.N. until Taiwan was kicked out, and we should act similarly.
3. We must dismember Pakistan by sending a huge amount of arms to the Balochi and Sindh freedom fighters so that they get independence. At present they are oppressed by the Punjabis. What will then remain of Pakistan will be a rump state of Punjab. All these independent states will then be invited to join India under a secular Govt., and thus we will be reunited.
All these surgical strikes are only a drama ( though projected by our TRP driven media as great feats) and will achieve nothing
Murdering a great language
Madhu Trehan, the well known Delhi based journalist, who runs her website, is like a sister to me. She is a week younger to me, so she calls me Mantu Bhai.
Last night she sent me an email that she wants to interview me for her website. I replied that she is welcome ( how can one refuse a younger sister ? ).
She telephoned me this morning, and I asked her to read my fb post containing the English translation of my interview to Nadeem, the political editor of Navbharat Times, which contains my views on many subjects in concise form. She said she has done so. She is coming with her team at 2 p.m. today for the interview
She then mentioned the great Urdu poet Ghalib ( ग़ालिब ), but pronounced his name as ' गालिब ' ( ' Galib ' ). I told her that she has no right to murder the Urdu language by such mispronunciation. I made her speak the Urdu letter ' ग़ ' ( ' gha ' ( the Urdu letter ' Ghain ' ),and with great difficulty she managed it.
Then she quoted the line of Ghalib ;
" ग़ालिब ब-ख़स्ता के बग़ैर कौन सा काम बंद है ? "
( Ghalib ba-khasta ke baghair kaun sa kaam band hai ? _
But she had great difficulty in pronouncing ' ख़ ' and would pronounce it ' ख '. She would pronounce ' बग़ैर ' as ' बगैर ', and I made her pronounce the words correctly, which she did with great difficulty.
Madhu is a Punjabi, and I told her that upto the previous generation Punjabis were very proficient in Urdu, and had done great sewa of Urdu. But unfortunately the present generation seems to be totally ignorant of this great language, so much so that they cannot even pronounce Urdu words correctly. Their forefathers would be clutching the hairs on their head on knowing of the ignorance of their descendants.
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Monday 26 September 2016

Blut und Eisen
After Prime Minister Modi's widely acclaimed Kozhikode speech, in which he loudly declared that the perpetrators of the Uri attack will not go unpunished, and his Man ki Baat, as well as the heroic and valiant efforts of our TRP driven media, which no doubt will win all our wars for us without the need of any soldiers, I have no doubt that Sushma Swaraj , our illustrious and matchless Foreign Minister, will deliver a brilliant address at the United Nations General Assembly today, completely exposing Pakistan's devilish nature.
However, unfortunately for Modi and Sushma, times have changed. As the renowned German Chancellor Bismarck said while addressing the Prussian Landtag in 1862 " The great issues of the day will not be decided by votes and speeches, but by blood and iron ( blut und eisen ), "
Hari Om

Sunday 25 September 2016

Isolating Pakistan
I saw a lot of panel discussions just now on several TV channels by 'experts' on how to deal with Pakistan.
Some of these geniuses called for 'isolating' Pakistan, as if it was some kind of man eating tiger which had to be cornered and shot by a Jim Corbett. Others spoke of getting Pakistan declared a terrorist state by the international community, still others spoke of scrapping the Indus Water Treaty, etc. Some said we should use a combination of several measures, diplomatic, economic and military, etc.
These geniuses do not realized one thing : all this talk of isolating or quarantining Pakistan overlooks a crucial factor, which is a super power China. China is solidly behind Pakistan, as it has huge economic investments in that country, particularly in the Balochistan area which is very rich in natural resources.
We may keep thumping our chests and trumpeting about our great diplomatic victory over Pakistan, but it is all a sham. China ( and maybe some other countries ) having economic interests in Pakistan will never allow it to go under.
The hype by our TRP driven media is all empty gas, ' full of sound and fury signifying nothing '.
The shape of things to come
I can accurately predict the shape of things to come in this sub continent.
Within a few weeks, there will be another strike in Kashmir by militants on our security forces ( whether on our army or para military forces) , leaving many of our men dead and/or injured.
And again our brave Prime Minister will give a fiery public speech denouncing this as a ' cowardly act ', and stating that the perpetrators of this horrible deed will not go unpunished....
This will be followed after a few weeks by an even deadlier strike on our securitymen killing more of our men, and an even more fiery speech by our P.M.
And this beautiful game will go on ad infinitum.
On what basis do I predict this ? Consider the facts ;
1. We have about 500,000 security personnel in J&K. These surely have to sleep, eat, go to ease themselves, etc, and cannot be on guard all the time. Moreover, they are spread out, and cannot possibly be all concentrated at one place.
The militants use the guerilla tactics of hit and run, like the Chinese did in their revolutionary war, or like the Vietnamese in their war against the French and Americans. They carefully study the habits of our securitymen, and then attack when the attack was least expected, like Francis Marion ( known as the Swamp Fox ), or like George Washington's attack on the Hessians after crossing the Delaware . They have the advantage of choosing the time and place of the attack.
2. The Kashmiri militants are getting sophisticated weapons from China, Pakistan being a conduit, just as the Vietnamese were getting weapons from the then Soviet Union and China.
3. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, China has become the second super power in the world. With its huge 3.3 trillion dollars foreign exchange reserve, it is hungrily seeking markets for investment to capture and cheap raw materials for its growing industry, like a typical imperialist power. Its only big rival in Asia is India. So it must destabilize and weaken India, and for that it is using the Kashmiri militants as its pawns, and Pakistan, which has become its surrogate, as a conduit
So Indians, prepare for more strikes which will kill more of our soldiers, and follow Kabir's advice " Jo toko kaanta bowe, tahi tu boye phool ", or Jesus Christ's advice " If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn the other one towards him too ".
And as for fighting back, let the TRP driven media do it for you. They are experts at the game
Hari Om

Friday 23 September 2016

King Amanullah ( 1892-1960 ) of Afghanistan is one of my heroes. Although he failed in his effort to modernize Afghanistan ( where Kemal Mustafa of Turkey had succeeded ), due to the machinations of the British imperialists hand in glove with the reactionary clerics and feudals, nevertheless he deserves to be applauded for his effort. If he had succeeded Afghanistan would today have been a modern welfare state, with its people enjoying a high standard of living, and would have been spared all its suffering in recent times.
Amanullah was King of Afghanistan from 1919 to 1929. Before him, Afghanistan had hardly any freedom, being caught up in the rivalry between England and Czrist Russia, both of whom wanted to excercize hegemony over the country.
On assuming the throne he declared in a grand durbar :
" I proclaim myself and my country completely free, independent and sovereign in all domestic and foreign issues. My country will thus become an independent state, just as other countries of the world ".
He then sent this message to the great Russian leader Lenin :
" Although Afghanistan by its spirit and nature, has always been a supporter of freedom and equality, however, due to certain reasons, it was deprived of the opportunity to maintain relations with other states and peoples. I am therefore happy to send you on behalf of the Afghan people, who are striving for progress, this friendly message from independent and free Afghanistan "
The Soviet Union then signed a treaty of friendship with Amanullah, inter alia providing that neither state would allow its territory to be used against the other.
This scared the British authorities, who were allergic to the idea of a free, anti-imperialist Afghanistan.
Amanullah then introduced, like Kemal Mustafa Ataturk, modern, progressive and democratic schemes in Afghanistan, to pull it out of its centuries of backwardness and poverty. He opened up new schools and technical institutes, both for boys and girls, and planned to develop the economy. womens' emancipation, and to limit the power and influence of the reactionary clergy. He planned to send young Afghans to Europe for technical education, banning of polygamy, etc
Towards the end of 1923 the first Afghan Constitution was framed and promulgated. This Constitution proclaimed the independence and sovereignty of Afghanistan. The people were granted fundamental freedoms, equality before the law, personal freedom, etc and abolished religious inequality and feudal duties. The organs of the state were modernized. Land reforms were introduced, and the clergy restrained.
Amanullah went on a tour of Europe, like Peter the Great who modernized Russia, to study conditions there personally
All these measures met with fierce resistance from the feudals, who felt that their vested interests and influence over the masses would be mortally affected, and this resistance was backed by the British imperialists who paid a huge amount of money to the Mullahs and feudal chieftains for this. The British also supplied British rifles to the Afghan rebels, and organized a military coup which deposed Amanullah in 1929.
How different Afghanistan would have been today had Amanullah succeeded

Saturday 17 September 2016

Cleanliness drives

Some young men who live in flats in my colony came to meet me just now. They said that to combat dengue and chickengunya, which has affected many people in the colony they have organized 100 children of the colony for cleaning the colony, and a function will be held tomorrow morningat 9 a.m in the colony in which I was requested to be the Chief Guest.

I told them I will certainly come, and appreciate their good spirit. But I also said that though I did not want to discourage or demoralize them, I am very sceptical about the effectiveness of such cleanliness drives. Prime Minister Modi launched a ' Swatchata Abhiyan ' but what was the upshot ? It proved to be a drama and a stunt.

I explained that cleanliness outside one's house is a feature of industrial society, as exists in Western countries. India is still not a fully industrialized country, it is still in the pre-industrial age. It is only when we become a fully industrialized country that the mindset of our people will change, and they will become habitual to maintaining cleanliness, sanitation and hygiene.

In Western countries usually there is no litter on the road or in parks etc. Since a very young age a child's mind is impressed by his/her parents about maintain cleanliness so much so that it becomes second nature to him/her. In every house there is a garbage box where garbage or trash is to be put and in the night someone in the house takes this to a bigger garbage bin which is outside every house. Later, a Municipality vehicle comes and takes this garbage away.

In Western countries no one throws litter on the road or a park or any public place. This is inculcated since childhood. If one takes a dog for a walk on the road or park, and the dog excretes, one has to collect this excreta with a gloved hand, and throw it into a garbage bin. Does anyone do this in India ? In India there are piles of garbage and rubbish lying almost everywhere in almost all cities, and uncovered drains where mosquitoes and other insects breed.

In Western countries all rivers are clean. Even the tap water is as clean as mineral water and can be consumed, whereas in India everything is polluted.

Why is it that only highly industrialized countries can be really clean ? That is because highly industrialized societies cannot exist without high standards of cleanliness, sanitation and hygiene. If a disease spreads in such a society the workers will fall sick, and the managers and owners may also catch the disease, and so the work in the factory or establishment will shut down.

Western societies are highly organized, and most of its parts are interconnected. So if work stops or is hampered or impaired in one part that will dislocate work in many other parts too. On the other hand, India is still a largely disorganized country

I remember once I was in USA that a news was flashed on TV that some American had returned from Asia with an infectious disease. He was immediately quarantined in a hospital, and treated medically, so that the disease does not spread. Can one imagine such a thing happening in India ?

To have large scale cleanliness and sanitation we have to change the mindset of our people, and this mindset cannot be changed by' Swatchata Abhiyans ' but by building a highly industrialized society. This will take 10-20 years.

So I told the young men who met me that while I appreciate their social spirit, and do not wish to discourage them, I must tell them the truth that I am sceptical about such drives. The enthusiasm will last for a couple of weeks or so, and then business as usual.

The Great Task Ahead

My fellow Indians let me tell you something.

Whatever you may think of yourselves, whatever may have been your achievements in the past, and whatever may be the achievements of some of our countrymen in Silicon Valley and some other places in recent times, the truth is that today you are not respected by the people of the developed countries. These people are very sophisticated and will not tell this to you on your face, but behind your back they look down on you.

And why ? It is not because the colour of your skin is brown or black but because our country is poor. Today 75-80% of our people are poor, and nobody respects the poor. When the Chinese and Japanese were poor people they were called ' yellow races ' by the Westerners. Today China and Japan are highly developed, highly industrialized nations, and nobody dares to call them that.

So what must you do ? You must make India a highly developed, highly industrialized, highly prosperous country with its people enjoying a high standard of living.

And for that our people must modernize, modernize, modernize.

To be modern does not mean wearing a nice suit or tie, or a nice skirt or jeans.

To be modern means having a modern mind, which means a rational mind, a logical mind, a scientific mind, a questioning mind.

Do you know why the ancient Greeks were so great ? It is because they questioned everything ( see the works of Plato, Aristotle, etc )

Similarly, why were our ancestors so great ? How could they have achieved so much in science, mathematics, philosophy, literature and art ? It is because they questioned everything, and were constantly debating over everything. There are hundreds of instances of ' shastrarthas ' recorded in our literature. These shastrarthas were debates of scholars before audiences in which the participants questioned one another over everything.

So our people must question all old ideas of our forefathers, accept and develop the rational ones, but reject and denounce irrational, outdated and feudal ideas and practices, e.g. casteism and communalism. We must patiently spread scientific ideas among our people, and combat unscientific ones. This will not be an easy task. Most people are conservative by nature, and wish to cling on to their old ideas, and may even condemn you for attempting to reject them. Even your parents may condemn you. But if you are genuinely patriotic you must do that, as a duty to your country.

However, while doing so you must not be arrogant and must not look down on your countrymen, who mostly have a low level of intellect ( whom I have called the 90% ). You must have modesty and humility, and must remain students who wish to learn. Before you can be a teacher you must be a student. For over half a century I was a student, and only now, when I am 70 am I a teacher. But I regard myself only partly a teacher, I am still partly a student, still learning.

No doubt most of our people today are still backward,with casteism and communalism steeped in their minds. But that is not their fault. Their minds have been crammed and brainwashed over the centuries by stupid, feudal and backward ideas, and it will take a long time to get rid of them. But you must begin the process now if you wish our country to be respected in the comity of nations. We must make India a highly developed, highly industrialized and prosperous nation, with its people enjoying a high standard of living and decent lives.

And for that you must use your creativity for resolving the massive problems facing our country. Mere bookish knowledge will not suffice

Thursday 15 September 2016

Delhi's guerillas

Tigers are afraid of no other animal, but they are terribly afraid of mosquitoes. Like a swarm of guerilla warriors these tiny creatures descend on the king of the jungle with their hit and run tactics, and cause endless agony on the great beast, making it turn and twist even when it wants to rest.

I too am a tiger, but I cannot sleep half the night because of a swarm of mosquitoes in my flat. I have tried every method to wipe them out, such as ' Hit ', ' kachua chaap ', spraying ' Flit ' etc, and including a Japanese electric racket ( which looks like a small tennis racket, and which I keep banging on my body half the night ), but to no avail. I would not be surprized if I become the next candidate for dengue, chickengunya or malaria.

Last night I went to bed at about 10.30 p.m. but had to get up after about an hour, as I could not stand it any more. So I got up and saw Youtube for 2 hours, after which I went to bed again and fell asleep exhausted, and I am sure these delightful creatures must have fed on my blood thereafter, like Dracula, even though I was not conscious of it..

In today's Times of India I read on page 2 the statement of Delhi's Minister for Tourism and Water, Kapil Mishra " Let us wipe out these mosquitoes ". But with so many uncovered drains, filth and other breeding places in Delhi, I wonder whether the Minister has an Aladin's magic lamp to do so.
Satender Jain, the Delhi Health Minister, who has just returned from his jaunt in Goa ( where apart from doing AAP propaganda he must have enjoyed the beaches ) had said that chickengunya does not cause death. But today's front page headline in Times of India negates this., with Apollo Hospital alone reporting 5 deaths in 3 weeks

Hari Om

Wednesday 14 September 2016

The language issue

Today, September 14th, is celebrated every year as Hindi Diwas.

When I was a Judge of Allahabad High Court I would be invited by the High Court Bar Association on the occasion of Hindi Diwas which was celebrated every year in a function in the Bar Library. I would tell the office bearers of the Bar Association who came to invite me that I would not like to come to the function because what I would say would create a controversy. However, they would insist and plead that I come and speak.

At the function many speakers would say “Agrezi Hatao”, that is, abolish Hindi from our country. Some would disparagingly describe English as a ‘dasi’ (slave girl).

When my turn came to speak I told the audience that if their children did not learn English they would only be fit to drive bullock carts (Hal chalane layak rah jayenge). I said I, too, love Hindi which is my mother tongue but that does not mean I should behave like a fool. All knowledge in the world is in English. If one went to an Engineering college all the the books are in English, similarly all the books in a Medical College are in English. If one wanted to study history, economics, philosophy, science, literature etc the books are all in English. Even the law books are in English. How could one do without English? It is totally stupid to say “Agrezi Hatao”, and only enemies of their children talk like that. In fact we must spread English more in our country for the country’s progress. So, on the occasion of Hindi Diwas I made the same appeal.

However, the language of the common people is Hindustani or khariboli, not Hindi. Hindi is an artificially created language. For instance, in Hindustani we say ' udhar dekhiye ' ( look there ). In Hindi we say ' Udhar avlokan keejiye ' or ' ' Udhar drishtipaat keejiye ', which is not said by the common man.

When I was a Judge in Allahabad High Court, a lawyer who always argued in Hindi appeared before me with an application entitled ' Pratibhu avedan patra '. I asked him the meaning of the word ' pratibhu '. He said it meant a bail application. I told him he should have used the word ' zamanat ' or ' bail ' which everybody understands, and not ' pratibhu ' which nobody understands.

After 1947 Persian words which were in common use in Hindustani were sought to be hatefully and systematically removed by some bigots, and replaced by Sanskrit words. For instance, ' zila ' ( district ) ' was replaced by ' janapad '.

This policy of hatefully replacing Persian or Arabic words which were in common use by Sanskrit words which nobody understood did great damage to Hindi. It is often difficult to understand the language used in govt. notifications in U.P., as they are in artificially Sanskritized language.
In fact a language grows stronger, not weaker, by adopting foreign words. English became stronger by adopting many foreign words.

Once I travelled on a rickshaw, and offered to pay the rickshawman the fare which I thought was proper. He said ' wajib hai ' ( it is the proper fare ). Now here was an uneducated man using a pure Persian word which had come into common usage. So we should not have hatred of foreign words which have come into common usage.

In Tamil there are many words from Sanskrit which have come into common usage, e.g. ' aacharyam ' ( aashcharya ). For instance, the first verse of Tirukkural says :
" Agar mudal eduttalaam, aadi bhagwan mudattre ulagu "

Here,out of the 7 words 4 are from Sanskrit. 'Agar' is derived from the Sanskrit word ' akshar', ' aadi ' and 'bhagwan' are pure Sanskrit, .and 'ulagu' is derived from the Sanskrit ' Lokam '. So should Tirukkural be altered or banned in Tamilnadu just because it contains a large number of Sanskrit words ? That would be foolish.

However, at the same time I appeal to the people of the non speaking Hindi speaking states like Tamil Nadu to learn Hindi ( or rather Hindustani ), because it is the link language in our country. For instance, Tamilians face great difficulty when they come out of Tamil Nadu, because they do not know Hindi.

When I met the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu some time back I told her that Tamilians should learn Hindi as it is in their interest to do so. She told me that Tamilians were indeed learning Hindi upto the 1960s, and Hindi was spreading in Tamil Nadu by Hindi films and Hindi Prachar Sabhas. But then some North Indians decided to impose Hindi in the South, and this created a strong reaction, and Tamilians stopped learning Hindi. I told her that it was wrong on the part of some North Indian politicians to try to impose Hindi in the South. This is the age of democracy, and nothing should be imposed. However what has happened has happened, and now my appeal to the people of Tamil Nadu is that they should learn Hindi.

Some time back I spoke to students of Anna University in Chennai, and advised them to learn Hindi I have received several e-mails from some of the students, who have said that they have started learning Hindi. However, one elderly gentleman ( perhaps a Professor ) said that there was no need to learn Hindi as English was already the link language in India. I replied that he was mistaken. English is only known by the 5-10% elite, not the common man. For instance, if you wish to take a taxi or auto in Delhi you will have great difficulty as taxi and auto drivers usually do not know English, and speak only Hindi ( or rather Hindustani )

In my speech in Anna University I mentioned that when I was Chief Justice of Madras High Court I was invited to a function in Gulbarga, which is in North Karnataka. I flew from Chennai to Hyderabad where I caught a taxi to Gulbarga. The Prof. of Gulbarga University who came to receive me was a Kannada speaking gentleman while the taxi driver was Telugu speaking, but they spoke to each other in Hindi .I was surprised that two South Indians should speak to each other in Hindi. I asked the Prof. for the reason. He said it was because Hindi was their link language. He did not now Telugu, while the taxi driver did not know Kannada, but they both knew Hindi. This shows that Hindi is the link language in much of India. In fact most people even in the non Hindi belt like Punjab, Bengal, Kashmir, North East, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, etc can speak Hindi. Hindi is even spoken in Pakistan, where it is called Urdu. Thus, knowledge of Hindi makes it easy to communicate in much of the Indian sub continent.

I appeal to the people of India to learn Hindi ( Hindustani ) and English, but nothing should be imposed.

The real sharks and crocodiles

I dont know why so much fuss is being made about the release of Shahabuddin ? I regard him as a small fry. The big sharks and crocodiles are many of our politicians and big businessmen who misuse the state machinery for their nefarious ends.

Few people can fight with the state machinery, which has the real power. Even Veerappan, who was at one time projected as a terror, was really being patronised by some politicians as he gave a share of the proceeds from sandalwood trade to them as tribute, but when his utility was over he was easily bumped off.

So a myth is created about Shahbuddin, Veerappan, etc. The real dacoits are these smooth talking, apparently sophisticated, netas who have looted the country, in collaboration with some bureaucrats and big businessmen
Hari Om

Thugs and pindaris

I received a telephone call just now from a relative who lives in North America. He asked me about the conditions in India.

I replied that conditions in India today are somewhat similar to the conditions during the rule of the later Mughals.i.e. after the death of Aurangzeb in 1707 upto the deposition of the last Mughal Emperor, Bahadur Shah Zafar, by the British in 1857.

During this period, the Mughal 'Empire' had shrunk to Delhi and its vicinity, and it was said :

' Saltanat-e-Shah Alam
Az Dilli ta Palam '


' The Empire of Shah Alam is from Delhi to Palam '.

During this period morals had descended to a very low level. For instance, the Queen of the Emperor Muhammed Shah Rangila ( who ruled from 1719-1749) was having an affair with the head eunuch Javed Khan, while the Emperor himself was involved with a dancing girl, which is reminiscient of our friend Sandeep Kumar's frolics. Morality in India today has gone down to the lowest level, with corruption, fraud, sex scandals, etc everywhere.

During the reign of the later Mughals thugs and pindaris wandered around the whole country creating terror and panic.

The modus operandi of thugs, who were criminal gangs, was to join travellers on a road, win their confidence, and then strangle and rob them.

Similarly, nowadays, Indian politicians behave like thugs, and try to please the public with all kinds of promises before an election, but after the election loot them.

Similarly, pindaris were irregular horsemen under a leader who plundered the countryside

Most of our leaders, bureaucrats and policemen are no better than pindaris and thugs.

Altogether, a dismal scene, and it is going to get worse in the times to come

AAP leaders globetrotting

Since AAP leaders are fond of globetrotting, here are some places which they may also consider visiting in their next trips abroad :
1. Las Vegas ( for gambling )
2. Lido, in Paris ( for seeing the cabarets )
3. Monte Carlo
4. St. Moritz in Switzerland ( for skiing )...
5. Niagara Falls
6. Hollywood in California ( to meet the lovely actresses )
7. French Riviera ( for the beaches, where they will see beautiful ladies in bikinis )
8. Venice ( for a ride on a gondola )
9. New York ( for a walk in Central Park, and to see the Statue of Liberty )
10. Hyde Park in London ( in the Speakers Corner they can get a few tips from the speakers on how to befool the public ).
And of course if they wish to see places in India, they must not miss Khajuraho, where people like Sandeep Kumar will get a few tips
Hari Om

Tuesday 13 September 2016

Where are AAP leaders when Delhi faces chickengunya and dengue ?

I did not wish to to comment on AAP and its leaders any more, firstly because to my mind they are hardly fit to be commented upon, and secondly if I criticize them a furious attack is made on me on the social media by persons, whether hired or not, accusing me of being a BJP or Congress agent.

However, everything has its limits. When I hear of over 2000 cases of chickengunya and dengue in Delhi and many deaths, while AAP leaders are travelling either in Punjab, Goa Chattisgarh or abroad, I am afraid I cannot remain silent. When people of Delhi are suffering, these AAP leaders are out of Delhi or globe trotting at huge expense to the public exchequer, which money comes from taxes paid by the people of Delhi. They are like the Roman Emperor Nero fiddling, while Rome burns

Kejriwal went to Rome and is presently campaigning in Punjab.

Manish Sisodia is presently in Finland. Earlier he had gone to Amsterdam, Brazil, Berlin, London, Rome and Manchester. He was to have stayed in Sao Paulo, Brazil for 1 day, but he reportedly stayed for 9 days, visiting tourist resorts. He overstayed in London too, and took his personal secretary along with him..

Ashish Khetan went to Sweden accompanied by a 4 member delegation, and Satender Jain tagged along with him too.

Satender Jain went to Stockholm taking with him a delegation of several members, including Gopal Rai. At Frankfort he allegedly upgraded his air ticket from business class to first class. He is the Health Minister, but during the dengue and chickengunya crisis he went off to Goa for canvassing ( and perhaps also to visit the beaches ).

Gopal Rai is in Chattisgarh.

All this, particularly foreign trips, must have cost a huge amount of money, and their burden falls on the Delhi public in the form of taxes.

Have these people no shame ? When people in Delhi are suffering from diseases these gentlemen are missing from Delhi. When Manish Sisodia was asked some questions about this by a journalist he scornfully evaded them.

And this is the party which claims to represent the Am Admi, a party whose leaders came to their oath swearing on the metro. Was this not just a drama ? A party whose members consume 1 crore worth of samosas, a party whose Ministers are involved in all kinds of scandals ?

The AAP spokesmen blame the Prime Minister, the LG, and the MCD---anybody but themselves.They say that the LG is everything and they are nothing. If that is so, and they have nothing to do( except travel abroad or to other states ) why do they not resign instead of drawing salaries and living in official accommodation and using official cars, which is a burden on the public ?
AAP leaders have been thoroughly exposed as a bunch of frauds, tricksters, double dealers, deceivers, inveiglers, mountebanks, fakes, humbugs and slick operators, who are expert in corruption, forgery, chicanery, duplicity, artifice, guile, and all kinds of scandals, and whose true face has been now revealed.
Many people, including myself, had earlier been taken in by their pretence and façade, but we have now seen their real colours.

Brainwashed Kashmiri youth

After the NDTV show last night on the Cauvery water dispute in which I appeared, I asked Barkha Dutt about the situation in Kashmir, which she had visited recently.

She told me that there was considerable radicalization of the Kashmiri youth.

I said that these youth had been brainwashed by the separatists like Geelani, Yasin Malik, etc.. I also said, which I had said earlier also on facebook, that if it could be demonstrated that azadi will result in raising the standard of living of the Kashmiri people I will support the demand. After all, the test of every system is whether it raises the standard of living of the people or not. Azadi is not an end in itself, it can only be a means to an end. The end has to be raising the standard of living of the people, i.e. abolishing poverty, providing large scale employment, healthcare, nutritious food, good education, the masses.

But the leaders of the azadi agitation never dicuss about that. They never say speak of any plan to provide eemployment, healthcare, etc assuming azadi is obtained. They are only Islamic fundamentalists of the Wahabi type, who will impose sharia law and push back Kashmir into the dark middle ages if Kashmir becomes independent.

As regards the stone pelting youth who follow the separatist leaders, they have been brain washed, just like a large number of Germans were brainwashed by Nazi propaganda in the 1930s, bringing disaster to Germany, and also other countries

Sunday 11 September 2016

Declare Delhi as a holy city

I request both the Govt. of India and the Delhi Govt. to declare Delhi as a holy city.
My reasons are as follows :

1. Delhi was known as Indraprastha in ancient times, and was the capital of the Pandavas ( Hastinapur in Meerut was the capital of the Kauravas ).

2. The politicians living in Delhi today are all holy men, who are living a pure, honest life while serving the people ( though sometimes they are wrongly defamed by mischievous and evil people, the way Sandeep Kumar, Aseem Ahmed Khan and Tomar have been defamed ). The Central Govt. is run by a holy party, and the state govt. by the most honest party the country has ever seen ( provided you turn a Nelson's eye to all its scandals ).

3. There is an abundance of holy babas here, who give wonderful sermons and solve the people's problems ( including marital problems, e.g. by telling them to eat samosas and pakodas ), and advise people how they can attain moksha.

4. There is a Supreme Court here, whose Judges are really like ancient Rishis who can convert black into white and vice versa, with mere strokes of their pens e.g. the way they converted Article 124 of the Constitution into something miraculous in the second and third Judges cases.

5. There is a fantastic media here,.which provides religious manna to the people in various forms, and is itself one of the opiums of the masses, and is an expert in diverting attention of the people from the real issues to Bollywood, cricket, babas, cheap politics, etc

6. There is a JNU here, whose great revolutionary students will solve all the country's problems by shouting 'halla bol ' and ' azadi '.

7. There has been a victory for the holy ABVP in the recent DUSU elections, and now no doubt
education will become more holy

8. There are numerous astrologers here, doing roaring practice, with many top politicians, administrators, professors, businessmen, etc as their clients

9. Like Lord Shiva, who is called Neelkantha because he swallowed the halahal poison ( which was said to be more lethal than the agent Orange used by Americans in Vietnam ) which came out of the samudramanthan, Delhi swallows up all the shameless vice, corruption, devilry, Machiavellian perfidy, chicanery, unscrupulous skulduggery, hypocrisy, charlatanism and fraud in the country, without batting an eyelid.

10. The All India Muslim Personal Law Board, which is so holy that it will not permit the slightest change in the feudal, outdated Sharia law, including the barbaric practice of triple talaq, is located here.
Hari Om

Gandhi and Caste

Gandhi repeatedly said in the 1920s that ' Hindus must follow their hereditary professions ' and that ' prohibition of intermarriage between people of different varnas was necessary for a rapid evolution of the soul '. In the 1930s he changed his tune and started saying that he was opposed to caste but supported varna and hereditary professions, as if there is a difference between the two.

This hypocrisy was typical of Gandhi. Whenever he found his stupid feudal ideas unacceptable he tried to obfuscate.

Thus in 1921 he said in his journal Young India " I am a sanatani Hindu. I believe in varnashram dharma ( caste system ). I believe in protection of the cow "

He also said " I believe that caste has saved Hinduism from disintegration. One of my correspondents suggests that we should abolish the caste system but adopt the class system of Europe, meaning that the idea of hereditary castes should be rejected. I am inclined to think that the law of heredity is an eternal law, and any attempt to alter it must lead to utter confusion. Hindus believe in transmigration of the soul, and Nature will adjust the balance by degrading a Brahmin if he misbehaves to a lower caste, and upgrading one who lives the life of a Brahmin to a Brahmin in his next life. "

He also wrote " The beauty of the caste system is that it does not base itself upon distinctions of wealth-possessions. Money, as history has proved, is the greatest disruptive force in the world C aste is but an extension of the principle of the family. Both are governed by blood and heredity. Western scientists are busy trying to prove that heredity is an illusion andthat milieu is everything. The.experience of many lands goes against the conclusions of these scientists; but even accepting their doctrine of milieu, it is easy to prove that milieu can be conserved and developed more through caste than through class. As we all know, change comes very slowly in social life, and thus, as a matter of fact, caste has allowed new groupings to suit the changes in lives. But these changes are quiet and easy, as a change in the shape of the clouds. It is difficultto imagine a better harmonious human adjustment.Caste does not connote superiority or inferiority. It simply recognizes different outlooks and corresponding modes of life.But it is no use denying the fact that a sort of hierarchy has been evolved in the caste system, but it cannot be called the cre-ation of the Brahmins. When all castes accept a common goal of life, a hierarchy is inevitable, because all castes cannot realize the ideal in equal degree."

Again in 1921 Gandhi said : “I believe that if Hindu society has been able to stand, it is because it is founded on the caste system. A community which can create the caste system must be said to possess unique power of organization.To destroy the caste system and adopt the Western European social system means that Hindus must give up the principle of hereditary occupation which is the soul of the caste system.The hereditary principle is an eternal principle.To change it is to create disorder. It will be a chaos if every day a Brahmin is to be changed into a Shudra, and a Shudra is to be changed into a Brahmin. The caste system is a natural order of society.... I am opposed to all those who are out to destroy the caste system.”

In 1926 Gandhi writes ": In accepting the fourfold division I am simply accepting the laws of Nature, taking for granted what is in-herent in human nature and the law of heredity.... It is not possible in one birth entirely to undo the results of our past doings."

Gandhi's hypocrisy can again be seen by the following statement in 1927 :
: " In my conception of the law of varna, no one is superior to any other.... A scavenger [.a rubbish-collector or a latrine- or street-sweeper] has the same status as a Brahmin "

Is this not ridiculous and farcical ? Do Brahmins regard shudras as their equals ?.It is like the devious doctrine of 'separate but equal ' propounded by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1896. Gandhi does not want abolition of the caste system, he says all castes have the same status, which is nonsense.

In 1925 Gandhi says: " There is no harm if a person belonging to one varna acquires the knowledge or science and art specialized in by persons belonging to other varnas. But as far as the way of earning his living is concerned, he must follow the occupationof the varna to which he belongs, which means he must follow the hereditary profession of his forefathers.The object of the varna system is to prevent competition and class struggle and class war. I believe in the varna system because it fixes the duties and occupations of persons.Varna means the determination of a man’s occupation before he is born. In the varna system no man has any liberty to choose his occupation."
This statement is again obfuscation. Why will anyone acquire a skill unless he can use it to earn his bread ?

In 1931 Gandhi said: " I do not believe in caste in the modern sense. It is an excrescence and a handicap on progress. Nor do I believe in inequalities between human beings. We are all absolutely equal. But equality is of souls and not bodies. We have to realize equality in the midst of this apparent inequality. Assumption of superiority by any person over any other is a sin against God and man. Thus caste, in so far as it connotes distinctions in status, is an evil

.I do however believe in varna which is based on hereditary occupations. Varnas are four to mark four universal occupations – imparting knowledge, defending the defenceless, carrying on agriculture and commerce, and performing service through physical labor. These occupations are common to all mankind, but Hinduism, having recognized them as the law of our being, has made use of it in regulating social relations and conduct. Gravitation affects us all whether one knows its exist or not "
The above statement really takes the cake. On the one hand Gandhi says he does not believe in caste, on the other hand he says that he believes in hereditary occupations, and says it is like the law of gravity. But hereditary occupations is the basis of caste ( see my blog on caste system on ). Does this contradictory statement require any comment, except to say that this man can wriggle around and say that 2+2=4 and 2+2=5 in the same breath ?

In 1932 Gandhi said: "My own opinion is that the varna system has just now broken down. There is no true Brahmin or true Kshatriya or Vaishya. We are all Shudras, i.e. one varna. If this position is accepted, then the thing becomes easy. If this does not satisfy our vanity, then we are all Brahmins. Removal of Untouchability does mean root-and-branch destruction of the idea of superiority and inferiority "

Does the above statement make any sense ? At least I cannot make any head or tail out of it.
In 1933 Dr. Ambedkar said "There will be outcastes as long as there are castes, and nothing can emancipate the outcaste except the destruction of the caste system.". This was a logical argument of Dr. Ambedkar.

But see how Gandhi replies. He said " Dr. Ambedkar is bitter. He has every reason to feel so. Yet I do not believe the caste system, even as distinguished from varnashrama [the scheme of duties traditionally linked to the caste system], to be an “odious and vicious dogma. It has its limitations and defects, but there is nothing sinful about it, as there is about Untouchability; and if Untouchability is a by-product of the system, it is only in the same sense that an ugly growth is of a body, or weeds of a crop ".

Thus Gandhi is not against the caste system but only against Untouchability.

Gandhi admitted that his ideal of a varna system with everyone enjoying equal economic and social status probably had no historical warrant:

: But when asked whether in ancient India there was much difference in economic status and social privileges between the four varnas Gandhi replied " That may be historically true. But misapplication or an imperfect understanding of the law must not lead to the ignoring of the law itself. By constant striving we have to enrich it ".

So Gandhi is not against the caste system but only its 'misapplication.' ( whatever that may mean )..

The contrast between Gandhi’s and Ambedkar’s views was heightened by their respective relations
to the Jat-Pat-Todak Mandal, a new organization which was dedicated to promoting a casteless Hinduism. Gandhi told its secretary:in1932: "If eradication of castes means the abolition of varna I do not approve of it. But I am with you if your aim is to end the innumerable caste distinctions ".

Dr Ambedkar corrrectly analysed the cause of Gandhi's contradictory statements and obfuscation regarding caste as " the double role which the Mahatma wants to play – of a Mahatma and a politician. As a Mahatma he may be trying to spiritualize politics. Whether he has succeeded in it or not, politics have certainly commercialized him. A politician must know that society cannot bear the whole truth. If he is speaking the whole truth, it is bad for his politics. The reason why the Mahatma is always supporting caste and varna is because he is afraid that if he opposes them he will lose his place in politics.... Whatever may be the source of this confusion, the Mahatma must be told that he is deceiving himself and also deceiving the people by preaching caste under the name of varna ".

This is the man who has been thrust down the throats of Indians as the ' Father of the Nation ', and cheerfully swallowed up by our gullible people, who are like children whom any Machiavellian Pied Piper of Hamelin can lead into a deep ditch

Saturday 10 September 2016

Two sides to the same coin
The ABVP has swept the DUSU elections, and the left front SFI-AISA have swept in JNU.
What do these results signify ? To my mind they signify nothing.
As regards the ABVP , in my opinion while they profess to be Hindu, they have no idea about the great Hindu intellectualism of our ancestors ( see my article ' Sanskrit as a language of Science ' online and on my blog), and are nothing but a set of lumpens and buffoons.
As regards the so called left in this country, in my opinion they are a bunch of opportunistic revisionists, on the model of Bernstein, Kautsky and the Mensheviks, and have sunk to the lowest level.
So both the 'left' and 'right' in India are really two sides to the same coin, complementing and supplementing each other.
Hari Om
The truth about Kashmir
I got this fb message today from a Kashmiri Muslim youth who lives in Kashmir. He asked me not to publish his name :

There are two types of people in Kashmir:

1) Rulers(Syeds)
Syed Ali Shah Geelani
MIrwaiz Umar Farooq
Shabir Shah
Asiya Andrabi
Mehbooba Mufti
Syed Javaid Mujtaba Gillani
Mushtaq Peer
Gulzar Peer
They control the Wakf Board
They are at the top posts in Government Departments.
Remaining are at the helm of power across all companies, banks, parties. And their kids are studying outside, so obviously no one can raise an issue.

2) Cattle(remaining people)
We do what they command us to do.
We go out to die on the roads.
We don't stop our kids from pelting stones.
We get bullets, pellets & night raids.
Our kids don't go to school.
Our sick don't reach the hospitals.
Our shops are closed.
Our youth are unemployed.
We form the lower ranks of JK Police.
Our youth join militancy.
We fight for Azaadi and even if we get that it'll be them in charge of the administration.

If freedom is needed from anything it's from the rulers who have been brainwashing us for generations and nothing will change if they continue to be at the top level.

Friday 9 September 2016

Declare India as a holy country

I propose that India be declared a holy country because ;
1. Ramayana, Mahabharata, Puranas, etc were written here
2. The holy rivers Ganga and Narbada flow through it
3.There are many holy cities here e.g. Ayodhya, Varanasi, Mathura, Haridwar, Puri, Dwarka, Madurai, Gaya, Bodh Gaya, etc. ...
4. Lord Rama was born here in Ayodhya and Lord Krishna in Mathura
5. Lord Buddha got Enlightenment here
6. The Alvars and Narayanars prayed here
7. The Ramcharitmanas, Sur Sagar, Tirukkural, Turuppavai, etc were written here
8. The cow is sacred here, and the country abounds with ' gau rakshaks '. Babas abound in India, who are expert in befooling the public
9. The Kumbh Mela, the largest gathering of humans, takes place here every 12 years in 4 cities
10. And now Amritsar is going to be delared a holy city

In this holy country of ours the following rules shall apply :

1. ' Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram ' is declared as the national anthem.

2. All men must compulsorily wear gerua vastra ( saffron coloured ) clothes, with a rudrakha mala on their necks. All women should wear saffron coloured saris and cover their faces in a ghoonghat so that the lecherous eyes of men not fall on them

3. India Gate in Delhi should be demolished, and in its place a 100 feet tall statue of Lord Rama installed.

4.In all towns in India a huge statue of Mother Cow should be erected, and gau rakshaks shall operate as a moral police force with powers to beat up people insulting gomata or using her hide for any purpose

5. Everyone should greet each other by saying ' Jai Shri Ram '. Those who don't, should be flogged publicly

6. Hanuman Chaleesa must be recited by everyone first thing in the morning after getting up. Failure to do so should entail long imprisonment

9. All women shall obey their husbands, their Lord and Master.

10. 'Shuddhi'.of all non Hindus shall be done to convert them back to Hinduism, to restore them to the faith of their ancestors, from which they foolishly have gone astray
Hari Om

Kejriwal's statement of giving ' holy city ' status

By saying that if AAP comes to power in Punjab it will give the status of ' holy city ' to Amritsar, Arvind Kejriwal has in my opinion stooped to the lowest level.

If this is done, Allahabad ( Prayag ), Varanasi, Ayodhya, Mathura, Puri, Dwarka, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Gaya, Maheshwar, Madurai, etc ( by Hindus ) and Ajmer ( by Muslims ) will also demand status of ' holy cities '.

Such appeals in the name of religion may be a good vote catching device, but they are totally reactionary and feudal, and damaging to the country's secular fabric. One may recall the demand for a Ram Mandir ( on the site of the Babri Masjid ) which no doubt propelled BJP to power, but it resulted in colossal damage to the country.

By issuing such a statement Kejriwal has exposed himself as a mere demagogue and mountebank who has nothing in his head, but can go to any low level to get votes.

Warning to Punjabis

Punjabis, it is your choice whom to vote for. But let me warn you.

If you vote for AAP, and if it forms the government, this is what will happen to you :

1. Your real ruler, no matter who is the C.M., will be a non Punjabi sitting in Delhi ( though occasionally coming to his fiefdom, Punjab, as a dramatic gesture, like the British King Emperor in colonial times visiting his Empire ). Kejriwal will be your real ruler, and some puppet like Manmohan Singh wil...l be your formal C. M., but the C.M. will not be allowed to make any major decisions without approval of Kejriwal.

2. You will not just be slaves of Kejriwal alone. You will have to fall at the feet and grovel before his chamchas ( and chamchis ) like Manish Sisodia, Ashutosh, Khetan, Durgesh, Sanjay Singh, Atishi, and a host of others. Phoolka may be made C. M. but he will only be told to make phoolkas, and have no real powers. 

3. No dissent will be tolerated. The fate of dissenters will be the same as of Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav, who objected to giving tickets to shady people. You will come under a dictatorship.

4.Every month of AAP rule, if it comes to power in Punjab, will see a major scandal, as has happened in Delhi, where half the Ministers had to be sacked.

In fact in Delhi only the tip of the corruption iceberg has been exposed. A large number of AAP MLAs are making hay while the sun shines, and only a small number have as yet been exposed.
Anna Hazare, the mentor of Kejriwal, has himself denounced Kejriwal.

I again advise you to vote for, and support Navjot Singh Sidhu, a Punjabi like you, and living in Punjab, not Delhi

Thursday 8 September 2016

An appeal to Indian and Pakistan Governments

Sajjad Azhar Peerzada, who wrote the article supporting Basant, telephoned me tonight from Lahore, where he lives. I congratulated him on his article, and he told me he was receiving a flood of telephone calls, emails and fb messages from Pakistan and even India congratulating him.

Among other things we discussed, I told him to read my fb post on the Cauvery water dispute. I then asked what was the position of water supply in Paki...stan. He said it was all right in Lahore, but Karachi was having a terrible water shortage. The tap water is salty and muddy, and people have to buy water.

I told him to speak to his colleagues in the Karachi edition of his newspaper ( Nawa-e-waqt in Urdu, and ' The Nation ' in English ) and ask them to publish my article there.
Maybe it will give some ideas to people there.
I also appeal to the Indian and Pakistani governments to set up a Joint Indo-Pak Water Shortage Resolution Committee consisting of top scientists of both countries specialized in the field, to jointly find out ways to solve the problem of water shortage. 
Both countries have the same problem, and it may be a good idea if we can pool in our ideas and resources to help the suffering people.

The party with a differenceAA

Although I had strongly criticized Congress and BJP in the past, of late I had been criticizing AAP. Why ?
That is because I wanted to remove the illusion from your heads that AAP was ' a party with a difference ' i.e the only party in India of honest people.
At one time Advani had also boasted that BJP was a party with ' a difference '.
I submit that no political party in India can be really honest, and therefore there is no such thing as a ' party with a difference '
Just consider one aspect : it costs a huge amount of money for contesting elections. An MP Lok Sabha election would cost each candidate about 8-10 crores, and a MLA election 5-8 crores. Where does this money come from ? Obviously by corruption. So how can any party be honest in India ?
And those candidates who spend so much money in their elections obviously treat it as an invertment. If they spend Rs.10 crores, they want a return of Rs. 50 crores, if they win, on this investment. Obviously this can only come through corruption. Part of this Rs. 50 crores is invested in some business and part saved for the next election . So how can any party be honest ?
I never praised BJP and Congress. But they are already exposed parties, so nothing more needs to be said against them.
But AAP was claiming to be a party with a difference, and so had to be exposed.
Indira Gandhi's sham slogan ' gharibi hatao ' ensured her victory in the 1971.
Before the May 2014 Lok Sabha elections many of you were carried away by the rhetoric of 'vikas' by that dramabaz Modi, and like sheep and cattle voted for him.
Now like sheep and cattle many of you are being carried away by the dramatic antics of that fraud and slick operator Kejriwal.
Like the children following the Pied Piper of Hamelin you will follow any fake trickster, deceiver, charlatan, humbug and confidence man who for the moment has caught your fancy, without using your brains.
Well good luck to you. But dont blame me if wisdom dawns on you some time in the future regarding the truth about this ' party with a difference '..

Wednesday 7 September 2016

Why I hate burqa
Many Muslims think that because I hate burqa I am anti-Islam and a 'bhakt' and a RSS man.
But then many Hindus think that because I eat beef ( where legally permitted e.g. in Kerala, Goa etc ) and have said there is nothing wrong in eating it, and that it is stupid to say that cow is our mother, I am anti-Hindu and a 'sickular'.
What is the truth ?
I am totally secular, and my whole track record proves it.
When I was a Judge in the Allahabad High Court at a time when the BJP was in power both at the Centre and in U.P. I said in several judgments that Muslims had a right to build mosques ( though while upholding that right I also recommended that Hindus and Muslims should not build temples and mosques but scientific institutes, engineering colleges and medical colleges, as the national interest requires that we move away from religion and go towards science ). I was almost transferred from the Allahabad High Court at the behest of some powerful political people because of those judgments.
In the Madras High Court, where I was the Chief Justice, I upheld the right of Muslims to take out their funeral processions through a public street.
I have spoken out against the hate speeches of Togadia, Sadhvi Prachi and Adityanath, and protested against the atrocities on Muslims in Muzaffarnagar, Ballabhgarh,etc, and against the lynching of Ikhlaque, and against the gau rakshaks, and those who compelled some Muslims to eat cow dung.
So how can I be called a 'bhakt' ? Does any 'bhakt' or RSS man eat beef and say there is nothing wrong in eating it ?
Whenever there were atrocities against Muslims my voice was one of the first to rise against it. I have repeatedly said that there should be no atrocities against anyone, whether Hindu, Muslim, Sikh or Christian.
At the same time, I hate poverty and backwardness. The worst thing in life is poverty, and backwardness, and feudal thinking and customs contribute to remaining poor. I want to see India emerge as a modern, highly industrialized, prosperous nation.
So when I attack burqa I am not attacking Islam, but backwardness. I have in fact praised Islam for its great message of equality, and providing social emancipation to the depressed and downtrodden sections of society ( though now all religions are outdated, and should be replacxed by science ). See my statements in Arnab Goswamy's panel discussion on triple talaq.
I hate burqa because it is a feudal, outdated, backward custom, and has contributed to keeping Muslims backward. This is the age of equality. Why should Muslim women be kept in a cage ? And I do not say women should go about nude. Surely a woman who wears a salwar kameez or sari is not nude.
Some people say it should be left to the woman to have a choice in wearing a burqa or not. I disagree. These people forget that though there may not be any overt compulsion on a Muslim woman to wear a burqa, there are social pressures on many Muslim women to wear it. And to say that a Christian nun wears a veil is forgetting that nuns are priests, while Muslim women wearing burqa are not priests.
To those who say that it is one's right to wear a burqa or not, I say : you have no right to remain backward.
To those who say I should not comment about Muslims I say : Muslims are my countrymen too, and I have a right to comment on all our countrymen, whatever their religion, caste, or region.
The great Turkish ruler Kemal Mustafa Ataturk abolished burqa in Turkey, as he saw that such backward social customs have kept Turkey backward and become the ' Sick Man of Europe '. I am his admirer, and recommend all Mulims, particularly Muslim youth, to follow his example.

Tuesday 6 September 2016

The true nature of Kejriwal

That buffoon Anna Hazare was used by that cunning,crafty & over ambitious 'artful dodger ( see Dicken's ' Oiver Twist ' ) Kejriwal to hoodwink the gullible people of Delhi. Now he is trying the same in Punjab and Goa.

Kejriwal has no scientific ideas about how to solve the Indian people's massive problems of poverty, unemployment, malnutrition, healthcare and good education. In his book ' Swaraj ' he writes that our problems can be solved by handing over power to village panchayats and mohalla panchayats. Anyone who has an idea of the realities of such panchayats knows that they are centres and hotbeds of casteism and corruption. So Kejriwal's idea is reactionary and stupid.

I had seen Kejriwal's stunts like lying down before Railway Bhawan, going on a Delhi street on a bicycle, odd even sheme, etc. which show he is nothing but a madaari treating the public as monkeys.

Yet I tried to overlook it, and praised his mohall clinics, reduction in electricity and water bills, etc.

Later, disillusionment set in when he gave huge increase in emoluments to his MLAs, raised the grant for his self propaganda to Rs. 536 crores ( 21 times the previous years ), and constantly kept attacking Modi and the LG. instead of working for the people's welfare.

The final straw came when Delhi was water logged and diseases like dengue and chickengunya spread.

The Delhi Govt. realizes a whopping Rs. 90,000 crores as taxes from the people of Delhi. In return they were rewarded with these calamities. Where has all the money been spent ?

When his Minister Sandeep Kumar was caught on a video red handed Kejriwal tried to get political mileage out of this by saying that within half an hour he dismissed the Minister, which makes his party different from others, although the facts which are now coming out show he was aware of the frolics of Sandeep Kumar much before. 

Kejriwal is a slick, smooth and foxy operator, who knows how to convert every revelation of his partymen's frauds and corruption into an advantage. He has kicked out Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav because of their objection to his giving Assembly election tickets to shady people, and he has surrounded himself with Sancho Panzas and chamchas.

Kejriwal is a big fraud, skilled in the art of deception, chicanery, trickery, subterfuges, craft, guile and dodges. He is a phony, a faker, a humbug and a confidence man. It is time people see through him and know his true nature.,

Monday 5 September 2016

The New Constitution of India

A long time has expired since 1950 when the Indian Constitution was made, and it has now become necessary to frame and promulgate a new Constitution in view of the changed circumstances. Hence this new Constitution has been drafted by the best legal minds of India, and submitted to the people for their approval.


We, The People of India, who are mostly casteist, communal and stupid, and tolerant to these virtues, solemnly resolve to constitute India into a neo colony of other nations and keep our country poor and backward, and secure to all of our citizens :
INJUSTICE, social, economic and political;
LIBERTY of casteist, communal, and superstitious thought
INEQUALITY of status and opportunity;
and to promote among our citizens caste, communal, racial and lingual hatred, and
INTOLERANCE, prejudice, discrimination and bigotry,

Article 1 : India, that is Bharat, shall be a collection of fools, to be ruled by crooks, gangsters, deceivers, frauds and looters

Article 2 : All individuals who are willing to be befooled and controlled by crooks, frauds etc shall be ordinary citizens of India. The crooks, frauds etc shall be superior citizens, who will have the right to loot, deceive and polarize the ordinary citizens on caste or communal lines.

Article 3 : Fundamental Rights : The only fundamental right of ordinary citizens will be to get looted, deceived, discriminated, exploited and controlled by the superior citizens. Freedom of speech, liberty, equality etc are all humbug, and are strictly prohibited

Article 4 : Directive Principles of State Policy : The State shall endeavour to :

(a) deprive ordinary citizens of their livelihood, and keep them hungry, unemployed, and without healthcare and good education

(b) keep the ownership and control of the material resources of the country in the hands of a few billionaires, and increase the divide between the rich and the poor

(c) increase exploitation of the people

(d) Increase casteism, communalism, discrimination against minorities, women and dalits

(e) drug the people not only by intoxicants, but also Bollywood, cricket, the media, sex, crooked and cheap politics, etc so that the people remain ignorant

(f) ensure that speedy and fair justice is not provided to the people

(g) hand over the Indian economy to foreigners

Article 5 : Fundamental Duties : It shall be the duty of the State and ordinary citizens to

(a) promote caste, communal, racial, lingual and regional hatred
( b) promote discrimination against minorities, women and dalits
(c) to develop the superstitious and feudal temper and thinking, e.g. belief in babas, astrology, etc
(d) incite communal and caste riots and killings

Article 6 : All other provisions of this Constitution shall be determined hereafter in an opaque manner by the superior citizens ( the way the Supreme Court Collegium functions ), and the ordinary citizens will have no say in it

Article 7 : Amendments : No amendment will be allowed in this Constitution.

Now this Constitution is submitted for approval by the great people of India:

Mother Teresa

I cannot understand all the fanfare and brouhaha about 'Mother' Teresa. In my opinion she was a reactionary semi educated fundamentalist, fanatic and fraud.

In her Nobel Prize acceptance speech she asserted before a dumb founded audience that ' abortion was the greatest destroyer of world peace '. One's mind boggles to understand the connection between abortion and world peace. 

To some American Professors who came to visit her she said " We have a home for the dying in Calcutta, where we have picked up more than 36,000 people only from the streets of Calcutta, and out of that big number more than 18,000 have died a beautiful death. They have just gone home to God ". How hungry, homeless people have a 'beautiful' death passes all comprehension.

As for the "miracle" that had to be attested for declaring her a saint, one cringes with shame at the obviousness of the fakery. A Bengali woman named Monica Besra claimed that a beam of light emerged from a picture of MT, which she happened to have in her home, and relieved her of a cancerous tumor. Her physician, Dr. Ranjan Mustafi, said that she didn't have a cancerous tumor in the first place and that the tubercular cyst she did have was cured by a course of prescription medicine. Was he interviewed by the Vatican's investigators? No. The same can be said about her other 'miracles'.

She said that poverty and suffering was a gift from God, when the truth is that poverty is the worst thing in life.

And she was a friend to the worst of the rich, taking misappropriated money from the atrocious Duvalier family in Haiti (whose rule she praised in return) and from Charles Keating of the Lincoln Savings and Loan. Where did that money, and all the other donations, go? The primitive hospice in Calcutta was as run down when she died as it always had been—she preferred California clinics when she got sick herself—and her order always refused to publish any audit. But we have her own claim that she opened 500 convents in more than a hundred countries, all bearing the name of her own order. Is this modesty and humility?

The rich of the world have a poor conscience, and many rich people like to alleviate their own unease by sending money to a woman who seemed like an activist for "the poorest of the poor." People do not like to admit that they have been gulled or conned, so a vested interest in the myth was permitted to arise, and a lazy media never bothered to ask any follow-up questions. Many volunteers who went to Calcutta came back abruptly disillusioned by the reactionary, fundamentalist ideology and poverty-loving practice of the "Missionaries of Charity,"
Aroup Chatterjee, a doctor, grew up in Kolkata and now works in the UK. He is one of Mother Teresa’s most vocal critics. “Many rogues have become Catholic saints,” he said. “What bothers me is that the world makes such a song and dance about a superstitious, black magic ceremony.”

He added: “It’s obvious that people are duped, they have a herd mentality. But the media has a responsibility not to collude with it.”

He has described Mother Teresa as “a medieval creature of darkness” and a “bogus and fantastic figure” who went unchallenged by the world’s media.
According to his 2003 book,' Mother Teresa: The Final Verdict ', based on the testimonies of scores of people who worked with the Missionaries of Charity, the medical care given to sick and dying people was negligible. Syringes were reused without sterilisation, pain relief was non-existent or inadequate, and conditions were unhygienic. Meanwhile, Mother Teresa spent much of her time travelling around the world in a private plane to meet political leaders.

Similar criticisms were made by the late writer Christopher Hitchens in his book, The Missionary Position. Mother Teresa was, he wrote, a “religious fundamentalist, a political operative, a primitive sermoniser, and an accomplice of worldly secular powers”.

The focus of the nun’s work, he said, was “not the honest relief of suffering but the promulgation of a cult based on death and suffering and subjection”.

Among those cited by Hitchens was Susan Shields, a former worker with the Missionaries of Charity, who claimed that vast sums of money accrued in bank accounts but very little was spent on medical expertise or making the lives of the sick and dying more comfortable.
Robin Fox, the editor of the Lancet, wrote in 1994 about the “haphazard” approach to care by nuns and volunteers, and the lack of medically trained personnel in the order’
The investigative journalist Donal Macintyre spent a week working undercover in a Missionaries of Charity home for disabled children in Kolkata in 2005. In an article in the New Statesman, he described pitiful scenes. “For the most part, the care the children received was inept, unprofessional and, in some cases, rough and dangerous.”

Three years ago, a study by academics at the University of Montreal concluded that the Vatican had ignored Mother Teresa’s “rather dubious way of caring for the sick, her questionable political contacts, her suspicious management of the enormous sums of money she received, and her overly dogmatic views regarding … abortion, contraception and divorce.”

But, it will be said, she did after all work among the poor and homeless. Well, I am prepared to do the same if I am given 10 million dollars.