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Jul 29, 2015
10:14 AM

The "secular" cabal that wanted  Modi to hang for 2002 riots WITHOUT trial are lobbying for stay of Yakub 's execution contrary to Supreme Court verdict. 

mohan, Adipur
Jul 29, 2015
10:03 AM

>>This is same bench that is famous for Dara Singh’s judgment – yes, the same Dara Singh, a Bajrang Dal activist,

There was NO evidence that Dara Singh was a Bajrang Dal activist. It was only alleged in secular circles - same one which had called APJ Kalam as a 'bomb daddy', the same ones which scream 'churchs under attack' in regular intervals. All investigations and commissions found no link. Yet Congressi Teesta's secular stooges spread such lies.

RSM, Delhi
Jul 29, 2015
09:03 AM

meanwhile Saroja's vicious lies that Yakub came from Pakistan voluntarily , with an ISI issued passport, stand exposed. Refer to my previous post.  

MartandSunTemple, Martand Sun Temple
Jul 29, 2015
09:00 AM

India should round up islamist thugs and there supporters like Saroja and hand it over to the Islamic state. Islamic state is looking for infidel sex slaves, as it has been since 6th century.

Meanwhile in Jamshedpur, islamists from an area of the city referred to as Pakistan, have unleashed terror upon Hindus.

MartandSunTemple, Martand Sun Temple
Jul 29, 2015
08:35 AM

There are many many such incidents happening as routine in Bengal, but Sabrang will never report these

Sabrang is not a newpaper. But  they have been reporting/ analysing and  condemning Islamic radicalization in general as well as in WB. A selection






Sabrang brought out a couple of issues in 2012 and have not  published since then. So they can't comment on 2013 event. However

Islamo-fascists in Bangladesh – Whose side are you on?: Javed Anand

[This piece by Javed Anand was sent to a major daily but not published for undisclosed reasons]

Leaders and the led from a host of rightwing Indian Muslim organisations – Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JEI), All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat, All India Milli Council, All Bengal Minority Youth Federation, West Bengal Sunnat Al Jamaat Committee included – have not been sleeping well in the last several weeks. Their angst is on two counts.

One, the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) set up by the ruling Awami League in 2009 to investigate and prosecute suspects for the genocide committed in 1971 by the Pakistan army and their local collaborators, Razakars, Al-Badr and Al-Shams during the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971.

Two, the “atheist conspiracy” to banish Islam from Bangladesh that is supposedly behind the lakhs who have been thronging Shahbagh.
So far, nearly a dozen men including nine currently top-ranking leaders of the Jamaat, the largest Islamist party in Bangladesh, have been held guilty and served stiff sentences. According to the sleepy-heads, the ongoing trials are a sham, a mere cover for the ruling Awami League’s “vendetta politics” against the Jamaat and its youth wing, Islami Chhatra Shibir. That the Jamaat had any hand in the genocide is news to them.
“Islamists are the most principled, pious, god-fearing and kind people on the earth… It’s far beyond their high moral standards to rape or kill someone,” claims a JEI spokesperson in an email. This is news to me. Are the Jamaat-Shibir supporters in India ignorant, wilfully blind, or do we smell theological affinity here to a totalitarian ideology parading as Islamic?

Keep the genocide of 1971 aside for the moment and take a look at what the “most kind” have been up to in recent years.
April 26, 2011: “A judicial commission has concluded that over 200 Hindu women were raped following the 2001 parliamentary election, forcing many terrorized families to flee the country. The acts were allegedly committed by cadres of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and its ally Jamaat-e-Islami who won the 2001 polls, the report said, citing the involvement of many top leaders and lawmakers of the alliance that is now in the opposition… It lists 3,625 incidents of major crimes, including killing, rape, arson and looting”. (IANS report from Dhaka published by the Muslim news portal, Two Circles).
September 26, 2005: Syed Najibul Bashar Maizbhandari, international affairs secretary of the ruling Bangladesh National Party (BNP) resigns from the party protesting “the government’s failure to act” against the Jamaat-e-Islami (part of the then ruling coalition) which he said had direct links to terrorist activities across the country. The Daily Star published from Dhaka, quoted police records that the over 100 militants who were arrested during 2005 in connection with the bombings (including the simultaneous bomb blasts at 459 spots in 63 districts across Bangladesh on a single day – August 17 – aimed at establishing Islamic rule in the country) either belonged to the Jamaat or its various wings, or had worked with them previously.
November 24, 2005: The BNP expels one of its MPs, Abu Hena, from the party for blaming a section of his own government and party for patronising militants. What’s more, he charged that two ministers “are doing everything for the militants”. Hena further alleged that the Jamaat was directly involved in the emergence of the outlawed Jamaatul-Mujahedeen Bangladesh. His expulsion notwithstanding, BNP’s standing committee member and former minister Oli Ahmed and BNP whip Ashraf Hossain also spoke out, implicating the Jamaat-e-Islami in the rise of militancy in the country.
March 6, 2013: “Over the past week, individuals taking part in strikes called by Islamic parties have vandalised more than 40 Hindu temples across Bangladesh. Scores of shops and houses belonging to the Hindu community have also been burned down, leaving hundreds of people homeless… Survivors told Amnesty International that the attackers were taking part in rallies organised by the opposition Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami (JIB) and its student group Chhatra Shibir. JIB has publicly denied any involvement in violence against the Hindu community”. (A press release by Amnesty International)
April 20, 2013: “Despite High Court directives to the government to protect religious minorities and their places of worships, criminals continue their attacks on minorities across the country. In the latest such crimes, a group of criminals torched a 200-year-old Hindu temple in Rajoir upazila of Madaripur (on April 19)… at least 94 attacks were carried out in March (2013) on minorities, mainly on the Hindus. In total, 187 houses, 162 businesses and 89 temples were attacked and looted and 133 idols were vandalised, according to the statement of a writ petition jointly filed by six rights organizations”. (Daily Star, Dhaka). As always, the JIB will no doubt deny any role in the recurrent targeting of Hindus.
As for “atheist conspiracy”, an entire galaxy of maulanas affiliated to the Imam Ulema Somonnoy Oikyo Parishad, Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (Bangladesh) and other religious bodies in Bangladesh have publicly alleged that the Jamaat-Shibir is linked with terrorist Islamist organizations. “People who believe in Wahabism and Moududism (Maulana Abul Ala Maududi was the founder of the Jamaat-e-Islami) are enemies of Islam as they misinterpret Quran and Sunnah”, thundered Ahle Sunnat (Bangladesh) secretary general Syed Muhammad Masiuddoula at a Sunni Ulema-Mashayekh Conference on March 17. (Daily Star).
On one side are the Jamaat which has never polled more than four per cent of total votes and extremist Islamist outfits dreaming of an Islamic state and shariah law. On the other side is the overwhelming majority of Bangladeshi Muslims love “their Islam” but would like it to stay far away from politics. It’s as simple as that. That’s what Shahbagh is all about.
Whose side are you on? The question is addressed in particular to Indian Muslim supporters of the violence-promoting Jamat-Shibir outfits in Bangladesh as much as to the Left Front and the Trinamool Congress in West Bengal, both of whom seem to have granted to local Muslims the right to hold the state to ransom as often as they please.

(Javed Anand is co-editor, Communalism Combat, and General Secretary, Muslims for Secular Democracy).

R. Saroja
Bombay, India
Jul 29, 2015
07:38 AM

A propos Sabrang and Kashmiri Pandits:

Sabrang articles record about the Pandits at several places

"... fellow Pandits who have migrated in large numbers ..."

Migrated ???

You are quoting  from this  article.

After the Nadimarg massacre, uncertainty has gripped the Pandit community, especially women. People complained that the government was yet to take any concrete steps in respect of their demands. Those we met told us that the earlier massacres had not frightened them so much but the brutality displayed in the Nadimarg killings has shaken them. They are asking questions about their future and trying to decide what they should do next.

The Hindu Welfare Society of Kashmir had organised a meeting in Srinagar on Sunday, May 4. Pandits from all over the valley were invited. They wanted to take a collective decision about their future rather than each family deciding on its own. Among the issues discussed at the Sunday meeting in Srinagar were –

ØTo stay or to migrate?

Ø Resettlement of families in clusters where security could be better managed.

Ø Economic and employment security.

Some young men were very emotional when they told me, "If we are forced to leave, we would not go to Delhi or Jammu or Mumbai. India has done very little to safeguard us and we are very disappointed. We would ask for refugee status in one of the foreign countries and migrate there."

Many of those we met were present at Nadimarg for the funeral of the victims. I give below the account of what they told me about Nadimarg. About two years ago, some of the Pandits had informed the authorities about the particular belt in which Nadimarg lies. A large number of Pandit families live in isolated villages in that belt and are very vulnerable. The village head of Nadimarg, Avtar Krishen and his wife had seen some people moving around in the village two nights before the massacre. When the villagers got suspicious, two of them, Deep Kumar and Chandji, went to the deputy commissioner and asked for his help. He was callous enough to ask for a written complaint.

"You have lived here for 13 years and nothing has happened. What can happen now?" he asked them. This has been quoted in several newspapers. Some journalists in Srinagar told me that they heard some of the survivors relate this to the DC concerned in the presence of home minister, LK Advani. There are conflicting versions about which DC the villagers actually met and who made the above statement. Some say that these people also went to the deputy commissioner of Pulwama who has since been transferred. (As all the Nadimarg people have now left, it was not possible to verify the facts with them.) Nadimarg, however, lies in two districts and the Pandit hamlet is in Anantnag district. Why, then, was the Pulwama DC transferred?

The villagers had also met the DIG. On the day of the massacre the SHO visited the village and told the policemen posted there to be alert. Instructions were given for a signal to be sent so that help could be rushed in. Twenty–five policemen were supposed to be posted as security for the Nadimarg hamlet. On the fateful night just nine were on duty and they did nothing.

A young man called Ramesh who managed to escape the killers ran several kilometres to seek help from the Zainpora police station. He was at the police station within 30 minutes of the intruders entering the village. At the police station he was asked to stay put. In The Indian Express of March 30, SSP Pulwama, Vipul Kumar, is quoted as saying, "I received the information around 12.30–12.35 a.m. and alerted all the forces including the camp of 1 Rashtriya Rifles that lies a few km from Nadimarg. The first police team arrived in the village at 3.30 a.m. from Shopian. The Zainpora police station doesn’t have enough strength to react to such a carnage, so we sent our people from Shopian."

A senior army officer says the army does take some time to react. The army troops arrived in the village at the same time as the police. Kashmiris want to know: why this delay?

Some have alleged that for three days — Friday, Saturday, and Sunday — the militants lived in the hamlet with the policemen. They even ate there and watched an India–Pakistan cricket match. At night the local policemen on duty went and knocked on the doors of people’s houses and told them to come out because the army had come and there was a crackdown. People came out because of this. They were asked to sit in a group. Some of the survivors say that the killers were clad in army fatigues and also wore helmets and bulletproof jackets.

It is alleged that a group photo was taken of the people who only a few minutes later were to be sprayed with bullets. Many people were shot in the face, faces that were blown apart completely. The bodies were badly mutilated. Some of the women’s ears were cut off for the gold earrings they wore. The houses, too, were looted, and the culprits knew exactly which box or cupboard to open. It is also alleged that three of the killers were present amongst the hundreds of people who had turned up for the funeral in Nadimarg.

A member of the Hindu Welfare Society had to request the authorities to bandage the faces of the victims as they were far too disfigured. The member concerned had himself put Gangajal on the lips of every victim and put tikka on their foreheads before the last rites were performed. The carnage has left a deep scar, yet he has maintained his objectivity. The members of the Hindu Welfare Society had successfully thwarted attempts by some people from Jammu who wanted to take the bodies to Jammu for cremation.

Nadimarg has left far too many questions unanswered. The Kashmiris, Pandits as well as Muslims, want answers to the following questions:

Ø Despite a warning given by the villagers three days earlier, why did law enforcement and civil administration fail to evaluate the imminent danger to Nadimarg?

Ø Does it not mean complete intelligence failure?

Ø Even on the night of the massacre, the police and the security agencies took almost three hours to swing into action. Is this the response time to be expected of them even after an alarm has been sounded?

Ø The allegation by some of the villagers that the militants had camped out in the village for three days prior to the massacre is also alarming. How is it possible that the SHO or other higher-ups were unaware of what their colleagues were up to in Nadimarg?

A group of concerned citizens working for peace have sent a letter to the chief minister stating that they have a right to information regarding what action the government has taken against the erring civil and police officials. The transfer of the deputy commissioner of Pulwama and the arrest of the policemen who are in the interrogation centre do not satisfy them. They would like the process to be transparent and officials to be accountable.

One of the villages I visited was Zainpora, the village to which Ramesh from Nadimarg had rushed for help from the police and to report that intruders had entered the village. This was the largest conclave of Pandits. Over 100 Pandit families used to live in Zainpora till they migrated in the early 1990s. Today there are just five families living there. On seeing a telephone in one home, I asked about it, and was informed that two months earlier the local exchange had been blown up in a blast and had not been repaired since. Some simple issues such as restoring telephone lines in remote areas could help restore some confidence amongst the people.

The topography of Zainpora is similar to Nadimarg. The five Pandit families living there are scattered on a steep slope. Everywhere, I made it a point to talk to the women. I asked them how they felt and what they wanted to do? None of the women wanted to stay on. They found sleeping difficult and suffered from severe palpitation. Given the the location of their homes, I found it difficult to tell them to have courage and stay on there. All I could do was embrace them and hold them close for a long time. How brave they have been and how alone.

In most places the women told me that although they were absolutely terrified, if they had better security and jobs for their children they would never leave. Not a single Pandit I talked to has any faith in the Kashmir police and Nadimarg has made them very jittery. They all demanded security, either from the CRPF or the BSF. When I mentioned this to some of my Muslim friends in Srinagar they countered, "Does anyone trust the local police? If they were efficient and alert would Kashmir have come to such a pass?" Therein lies, I believe, a very critical challenge regarding the Kashmir conflict. The police and the security agencies are far from restoring confidence in the local population.

Today there are 1,765 Pandit families in the valley making up a population of around 8,000. Out of these, between 2–300 families spend six months in the valley and six months outside it. Not all of those who have stayed behind have land from which they make a living. Many of them have been in government jobs and are about to retire or have already retired. Their children, though qualified for certain posts, are having a tough time getting government jobs. According to some of those I met, there has not been a single fresh recruitment in government jobs from among the Kashmiri Pandit community over the past 14 years. There are 500 educated jobless youth in the community. About 150 among them are now over the stipulated age requirement necessary for government jobs.

A large number of those I met during our two day visits are determined to stay on and would not allow the gun to dictate their future. Says Sanjay, "Why should we leave? This is our home and we belong here. Those who ask for a separate homeland for the Kashmiri Pandits are doing a disservice to us. If one were to continue with this logic we would need to accept the demand of the majority community of Kashmir for the right to a separate homeland. Kashmiri Hindus and Muslims must build their future together as they are part of the same heritage."

He is also angry with Togadia and Bal Thackeray. He asked me, "You come from Bombay, where is this army of one lakh that Bal Thackeray talks about? If he or Togadia really have courage let them come and stay with us. I would like to meet them and have a public debate in front of the media. I do not like their politics. It is harmful."

There is also a lot of anger and bitterness against those who migrated in the ’90s. Both sides have their grievances. They have made allegations against one another from time to time. This does not help the cause of the migrant Pandits outside the valley nor those who have chosen to stay on. Those who have stayed in the valley want to know why the media does not ask those who have stayed behind for comments when incidents like Nadimarg happen. They feel unhappy that the Pandit migrants in Delhi or Jammu are asked to speak on behalf of those who live in the valley as if the valley Pandits have no voice. The media and those who work for peace and reconciliation need to understand the complexities in relations among the communities involved.

Some of the Pandits say that when Indian leaders talk about Kashmir as an ‘atut ang (indivisible part) of India’ they say so because of the Kashmiri Pandits still living in Kashmir. If the remaining ones leave the valley, would India have any moral position to hold on to that piece of land? Though we are so vital, for India to hold on to Kashmir, what has India done to safeguard our position? The Pandits in the valley are aware of the regional issues and feel trapped in the larger game. They feel ill–prepared to defend themselves and bitter that the government of India is not doing enough to help them apart from few well–meaning promises that have yet to materialise. One young man angrily told me, "Did the others in desperation not take up the gun? What option do we have before us? If we have to die in any case then it is better that we die fighting rather than be sitting ducks."

He reminded me of the solidarity shown by the Sikh community after the Chittisingpura massacre. Hindus and Indians are hardly bothered about the plight of this small minority. Hundreds of Sikhs from outside Kashmir came to be with the victims as well as others of their community. Aid and relief for the Chittisingpura victim families poured in from all over India and the world. Such gestures are missing for the Nadimarg victims or for the Pandit community who desperately need support from outside, according to the young man.

As the news of the Nadimarg massacre spread, villagers from surrounding areas poured into Nadimarg. They were angry and upset. In downtown Srinagar, hundreds of people poured out on to the streets to protest the carnage the same afternoon. No leader had prompted this demonstration. The protesters came from areas that were traditional strongholds of the Pandits. This was spontaneous. Apart from other national and local politicians, several Hurriyat leaders also went to Nadimarg on hearing the news and stayed until the victims were cremated. A total hartal was observed the next day, called by all the political parties, including Hurriyat.

Two Srinagar women (both Muslim) made a difficult journey to Nadimarg on the third day of the massacre. They pleaded with the survivors, like many others before and after them, not to leave. They were giving expression to the sentiments of scores of Kashmiris, that Kashmir would be incomplete without the Pandits. These women are part of a group that is working for peace. For nearly two years they have been engaged in a dialogue with their counterparts — the Kashmiri Pandit women — in a dialogue of understanding and trust building. It was these interactions that prompted Zubaida and Daisy to make their way to Nadimarg. One has to be in the valley and talk to the general public to realise how deeply the Nadimarg massacre has upset them. Kashmiri Muslims are dismayed and angry that once again peace may elude them.

A small group of Kashmiri Pandits met the Prime Minister and given him a memorandum during his visit to Srinagar in April. The Prime Minister is said to have admitted that many mistakes were made with regard to the Kashmiri Pandit community. Basically,the Pandits are asking for the assurance of physical and economic security, imperative to their survival. Although foolproof security may not be possible for every household, some other arrangements are possible and must be looked at on a priority basis.

Several suggestions regarding this are already before the government. The demand for jobs for the 500 unemployed youth is not impossible to fulfil. Many Kashmiri Muslims have personally told me that they would like the Mufti government to provide jobs for the Kashmiri Pandits just as they are being provided to members of victim families. Unless the government takes quick policy decisions and concrete steps, the trickle that is quietly leaving the valley may well turn into a large exodus before we know it.

As Nadimarg fades from public memory and new events overtake us, let us not forget this tiny minority hanging on to a slender thread in the complex conflict zone that is Kashmir today.

R. Saroja
Bombay, India
Jul 29, 2015
06:33 AM

What is Common between Dara Singh and Yakub Memon – the Supreme Court bench - that upheld the death penalty of later and its commutation in case of former. A five minutes google search revealed me following things:

The two member bench who originally decided Yakub’s appeal at Supreme court included Justice Sathasivam and Hon’ble justice BS Chauhan.

This is same bench that is famous for Dara Singh’s judgment – yes, the same Dara Singh, a Bajrang Dal activist, who burnt alive Australian Missionary Graham Stains along with his two minor children.

The Supreme Court judgment, which upheld Orissa High court’s decision commuting death sentence, observed in Dara Singh’s case, "Though Graham Staines and his two minor sons were burnt to death while they were sleeping inside a station wagon at Manoharpur, the intention was to teach a lesson to Staines about his religious activities, namely, converting poor tribals to Christianity". "It is undisputed that there is no justification for interfering in someone's belief by way of 'use of force', provocation, conversion, incitement or upon a flawed premise that one religion is better than the other" .

Sh Sathasivam was also in Supreme Court bench that scrapped a second FIR against Amit Shah in a fake encounter case. Sh Sathasivam is now Governor of Kerala, he was appointed by BJP. And, in his turn, he appointed Justice Sh BS Chauhan as Chairman of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal.
And Something more:

“Had I been a dictator, I would have made the Gita and the Mahabharata compulsory in Class I in schools.” Once said Hon’ble Justice Sh AS Dave, who today dismissed Yakub Memons petition. Sh Dave made above statement in some university at Gujrat.

Sh Dave earlier chaired the bench that dismissed curative plea of Yakub.
Sh Dave had been solicitor of Gujrat Government. However,I feel Sh Dave is also good candidate for governorship of some state in future.

No doubt, law will take its course – as it has been doing, persecuting some and granting impunity to others.


R. Saroja
Bombay, India
Jul 29, 2015
05:10 AM

A member of the Kerala-based Syro-Malabar Roman Catholic Church, Justice Joseph is a regular at church functions, mainly as a representative of the Catholic laity. In 2012, he was one of the resource persons for an annual conference of the Canon Law Society of India. Its office-bears and members are generally bishops and priests —canon law is the system of laws legal principles enforced by the Pope. Last year, when the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India held a conference on church and media, Justice Joseph was one of the speakers. On May 27, 2012, when the Faridabad archbishop was consecrated, Justice Joseph, then Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh, did the first reading during mass. While serving as a high court judge, Justice Joseph preached Bible on Christian TV channel Shalom TV. Then, he would religiously read a passage from the Bible and interpret the verses. This weekly programme was held every Saturday evening.- See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/two-supreme-court-judges-told-chief-dont-call-conference-on-good-friday/#sthash.UbltNZKy.dpuf
Surprisingly, in this case hearing judge, a Sonia's UPA appointee, PM Modi's dinner skipper, protested and not attended SC conference due to Good Friday conflict, himself voluntarily became petitioner. Isn't his behaviour unbecoming of a SC judge? For the similar behaviour, an evangelical IAS officer was booted out few months ago. Why double standard?

Now There is only one option left with Supreme Court (SC), if it does not want its grave humiliation; stick with its own decision to hang demonic beast Mohammad Yakub and put eminent thugs, who will even defend Osama bin Laden, behind the bar for making statements against SC decision under contempt of Supreme Court. Any other decision will wipe out any real whatsoever left trust in SC and motivate people to take law and judgement into their own hands, and that may be illegal but probably fully justified. Anyways Indian judiciary is the biggest contributor in the lawlessness of India. SC has become a temple bell which anybody seems to bell as per his/her will.

As far as petition to President by so called self-declared eminent people is concerned, these are not eminent people, most of them are eminent anti-national thugs and some of them are sick minded, disgruntled and trouble maker thugs speaking due to their anti-Hindu character and Wahabi Muslim brotherhood. Most of these thugs have made their career out of their thuggery. These shameless enemies of nation deserve slippers on their faces. These thugs never leave any opportunity to show their anti-national character, the surprising thing is that they even dare to do it so blatantly. If grip of rule of law tightens, most of these thugs will be inside Tihar jail and serving rigorous imprisonment. Most of them are seeing their number ahead in queue and they will cry till their thuggery fades and they are brought to justice. Which enemy of nation, self or through which anti-national NGO, is funding them to speak, should also be investigated. Or is it middle-east Wahabi money that is speaking? These thugs have made Hindus third grade citizens in their own country. It seems that Hindus need to be 1000 times more united than they are now to live in their own mother-land with self-esteem and counter intruders and anti-nationals mushroomed due to 1200 years of foreign rule as honourable Prime Minister has said in his maiden speech in parliament. All these thugs are blatantly doing contempt of the Supreme Court and surprisingly the Supreme Court, which otherwise displays its lion type strength, is helplessly watching like a rat its insult by some handful thugs. Anyways if a couple of hundred people out of 1.25 billion people are not happy by a decision, this does not matter.

AgainstIntellectualLiars, Somewhere
Jul 29, 2015
02:13 AM


>> "Some more godless fanatics in action. I am sure that the erudite Mr. Anwaar will explain with his usual brilliance about how the west is responsible for the rise in popularity of godlessness among the faithful. He might also detect a saffron connection somewhere."

You are turning out to be a greater idiot than I had thought.

Anwaar, Dallas
Jul 29, 2015
02:10 AM


>> "More godless fanatics in action. I am sure that Mr. Anwaar will apply his formidable intellect to explain this incident."

At what point do you stop making a fool of yourself?

Anwaar, Dallas
Jul 29, 2015
01:58 AM
Atticus, as seen through the eyes of a 10-year-old adoring daughter and as seen by the same daughter as a young woman who has moved away from Alabama and is living with liberal friends in New York, looks shockingly different but may in fact be representative of many educated and professional Southern gentlemen caught up in the flux of rapid change.

"Go Set a Watchman" was written earlier as an honest recounting of the experiences of a disappointed grown up daughter. It was however set aside and "To Kill a Mocking Bird" was conceived and written with close supervision and gentle encouragement from a very motherly editor at Harper Collins. The difference is palpable.
Dallas, United States
Jul 29, 2015
12:34 AM

>> Al, why did you bother? The queen of spit and scoot does not have much credibility here. Imagine a person ignoring courts, SITs, legal process and deciding guilt or otherwise of an accused by cutting and pasting from blogs written by the accused!

It's true that we don't owe the likes of Saroja or Paki our time or efforts. They have proven their stupidity, and dishonesty multiple times, and they need to establish their credentials if they ever want to engage in any serious discussion.

That said, while Tavleen's charge was correct, she had not bothered to substantiate it. To a normal person, this was not needed at all, since a casual glance at the site would have proven the veracity of her claims. Yet, we are not dealing with normal folks. While they feel free to throw fanciful charges at others sans any proof, they want iron clad evidence for their own sins. Since, I had a little time on hand yesterday, I decided to rub it in.

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
Jul 29, 2015
12:09 AM

Here is a link to my previous comments :

"Immediately after the return of the Memons in three separate batches spread over several weeks, then Home Minister S B Chavan told me in an interview published in India Today: “It was by chance that we got Yakub Memon, but his arrest has helped us clearly establish beyond doubt that Pakistan was fully involved.”
… Yakub had carried the evidence to Kathmandu in a burgundy briefcase (his favourite colour). After his cousin advised caution, he was walking through airport security to fly back to Karachi when a large bunch of keys in his briefcase showed up in the X-ray image looking suspiciously like a handgun.
The briefcase was opened, and out tumbled the Memon family’s Indian passports. Yakub was detained, and eventually landed in CBI hands on August 4th."


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