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Sep 18, 2014
07:03 AM

>> ( they even named a mountain after Hindus killed ) Suchch Bolo

> Oakism in full flow!  Saroja bint Parrot

From Wikipedia article:

Although the derivation is only a possible one, some authors have proposed the meaning "Kills the Hindu" for Hindu Kush, a derivation reproduced in Encyclopedia Americana (1993):

The name Hindu Kush in Farsi/Parsi literally means 'Kills the Hindu', a reminder of the days when Indian slaves from the Indian subcontinent (whom their enslavers referred to as Hindus[6]) died in the harsh weather typical of the Afghan mountains while being transported to Central Asia.[7]

A 1958 National Geographic article "West of Khyber Pass" states that "Generations of raiders brought captive Hindus past these peaks of perpetual snow - killing many of them in the process. Such bitter journeys gave the range its name Hindu Kush - 'Killer of Hindus'".[8] The World Book Encyclopedia relates that "the name Kush, .. means Death",[9] while the Encyclopædia Britannica says "The name Hindu Kush first appears in 1333 AD in the writings of Ibn Battutah, the medieval Berber traveller, who said the name meant 'Hindu Killer', a meaning still given by Afghan mountain dwellers who are traditional enemies of Indian plainsmen (i.e. Hindus)."

From Encyclopedia  Iranica:

"The name Hindu Kush is, from a historical point of view, quite young. It is missing from the accounts of the early Arab geographers and occurs for the first time in Ebn Ba??u?a (ca. 1330; tr., p. 53; Le Strange, Lands, p. 350). ....Ebn Ba??u?a sees the origin of the name Hindu Kush (Hindu-killer) in the fact that numerous Hindu slaves fell victim to the dangers of the unknown world of the high mountain range while crossing the pass on their way from India to Turkestan."

Perhaps Wikipedia and Ency. Iranica are suffering from "Oakism." Or perhaps Saroja bint Parrot is lying for her pet religion again.

Janwaar Bibi
BibiSarai, Iraq
Sep 18, 2014
06:02 AM
Professor Chellaney, an international expert in strategic studies, has recently given an incisive analysis for the growing India-China dalliance under Modi Raj: http://chellaney.net/ China’s Borderline Belligerence To quote from it: ..... "In recent years, the People’s Liberation Army has been taking advantage of its rising political clout to provoke localized skirmishes and standoffs with India by breaching the two countries’ long and disputed Himalayan frontier. The PLA’s recent intensification of such border violations holds important implications for President Xi Jinping’s upcoming visit to India – and for the future of the bilateral relationship..... Now, China is at it again, including near the convergence point of China, India, and Pakistan – the same place last year’s PLA encroachment triggered a three-week military standoff. This pattern suggests that the central objective of Chinese leaders’ visits to India is not to advance cooperation on a shared agenda, but to reinforce China’s own interests, beginning with its territorial claims. Even China’s highly lucrative and fast-growing trade with India has not curbed its rising territorial assertiveness. ............ Particularly egregious was Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s 2003 surrender of India’s Tibet card. Vajpayee went so far as to use, for the first time, the legal term “recognize” to accept what China calls the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) as “part of the territory of the People’s Republic of China.” That opened the way for China to claim Arunachal Pradesh (three times the size of Taiwan) as “South Tibet” and reinforced China’s view of territorial issues: Whatever area it occupies is Chinese territory, and whatever territorial claims it makes must be settled on the basis of “mutual accommodation and understanding.” Vajpayee’s blunder compounded Nehru’s 1954 mistake in implicitly accepting, in the Panchsheel Treaty, China’s annexation of Tibet, without securing (or even seeking) recognition of the then-existing Indo-Tibetan border. In fact, under the treaty, India forfeited all of the extraterritorial rights and privileges in Tibet that it had inherited from imperial Britain. As agreed in the pact, India withdrew its “military escorts” from Tibet, and conceded to the Chinese government, at a “reasonable” price, the postal, telegraph, and public telephone services operated by the Indian government in the “Tibet region of China.” For its part, China repeatedly violated the eight-year pact, ultimately mounting the trans-Himalayan invasion of 1962. In short, China used the Panchsheel Treaty to outwit and humiliate India. Yet, just this summer, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s new government sent Vice President Hamid Ansari to Beijing to participate in the treaty’s 60th anniversary celebrations. Ansari was accompanied by Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who, during her stay, signed an agreement allowing China – without any quid pro quo – to establish industrial parks in India. This will exacerbate existing imbalances in the bilateral trade relationship – China currently exports to India three times more than it imports from the country, with most of these imports being raw materials –thereby exposing India to increased strategic pressure and serving China’s interest in preventing India’s rise as a peer competitor. The fact that the spotlight is now on China’s Tibet-linked claim to Arunachal Pradesh, rather than on Tibet’s status, underscores China’s dominance in setting the bilateral agenda. Given India’s dependence on cross-border water flows from Tibet, it could end up paying a heavy price. Embarrassed by China’s relentless border violations – according to Indian Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju, there were 334 in the first 216 days of this year – India has recently drawn a specious distinction between “transgressions” and “intrusions” that enables it to list all of the breaches simply as transgressions. But word play will get India nowhere. A reminder of that came at July’s BRICS summit of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, when, yet again, China emerged ahead of India. The BRICS’ New Development Bank, it was announced, will be headquartered in Shanghai, not New Delhi; India’s consolation prize was that an Indian will serve as the Bank’s first president."
Pinaki S Ray
Adelaide, Australia
Sep 18, 2014
05:45 AM
Absolute agreement with Raja (#2/D-89). ..... May just add the saying that those who do not learn from history, history will repeat for them.
Pinaki S Ray
Adelaide, Australia
Sep 18, 2014
05:38 AM
Gee, it is the 'Hindi-Chini Bhai Bhai' once again, the war cry of the Chinese PLA when they overran in 1962 Indian Army's military posts all along the entire Pangong Lake, erstwhile belonging to the kingdom of the Maharaja of Kashmir. It is amazing how Nehru's vision of the world is being resurrected now after so many years and so soon in the Modi Raj. I thought up until yesterday that Indira Gandhi had given that vision a well deserved burial long time ago. But this is not to be. Those who do not learn from history, history will repeat for them as the head line of an adjoining column reveals " Flag Meet Fails as Chinese Soldiers Make Fresh Incursion in Chumar" not far from Pangong Lake !
Pinaki S Ray, Adelaide
Sep 18, 2014
05:22 AM

@Pinaki S Ray

Well our father of nation was the biggest crook we have produced.

Our first PM was arrogant, incompetent, self serving and lived somewhere in the clouds.

That explains the reason for India being a third world country inhabited by emotional fools.

Delhi, India
Sep 18, 2014
05:11 AM

The Martand Sun Temple in Kashmir, which Sikandar Butshikan spent a year to demolish, may still be the largest standing ruins of any temple going back to 6th-7th century in north India. It should be better preserved  and could be a jewel if  partially restored  using same stones and techniques, as many Roman ruins have been.  The apathy of Hindus to their historical heritage also shocking.

Such Garh, India
Sep 18, 2014
04:38 AM

ISIS Is Not Just Un-Islamic, It Is Anti-Islamic

By Nihad Awad (national executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization.)

Extremist Muslims who commit crimes like those carried out by ISIS should be called criminals. We must not legitimize their actions by calling them jihadists.

The American Muslim community and Muslim scholars around the world have repudiated and rejected ISIS’s twisted ideology, calling it not just un-Islamic, but “anti-Islamic.”


Anwaar, Dallas
Sep 18, 2014
03:15 AM

>> Then look at the cheap, misleading and dirty plaque put up by the archielogical survey of India at the site.

This is disgusting.

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
Sep 18, 2014
03:08 AM

Apparently, Congress /UPA government could not discuss that with Chinese Prez.  So it hired Narendra Modi to do that. 

P.B. Joshipura, Suffolk, Virginia
Sep 18, 2014
02:30 AM

Feminists who LIE in order to frame males, should have boiling oil poured into their cu*ts.

misogynist, chennai
Sep 18, 2014
02:24 AM

So the general thrust is that this was the story of a poor girl forced by circumstances into prostitution !!

What hypocrisy. She had made a career choice. So please stop the sob story. 

Pradip Singh
stafford, uk
Sep 18, 2014
02:04 AM

The history is well known to most Indians that Sardar Patel was against going to UN before Indian soilders took back entire J & K.  Nehru over ruled him and accepted ceasefire.  May be Nehru was confident that UN will see Pakistan as aggresor and give judgement in India's favour.  Apparently the whole westen world went to the side of Pakistan and India (Nehru) was forced to hide in the lap of Russia.  As they say, rest is history. 

P.B. Joshipura, Suffolk, Virginia
Sep 18, 2014
12:53 AM

Shah just got it wrong.

The devlopment and progress was good enough,why he went for dividing and spreading hate among Indians.

harun, chennai
Sep 18, 2014
12:33 AM

I don't acknowledge the exaggerations of the revisionists. ANWAAR

That's also not true.You acknowledge nothing and try to rationalize everything.

You are not even a secular- for that you have to be a critic not an apologist of your community.

NEW YORK, United States
Sep 18, 2014
12:33 AM

>> ( they even named a mountain after Hindus killed )

Oakism in full flow!

R. Saroja
Bombay, India
Sep 18, 2014
12:03 AM

Stunning :

"Hindu temples were felled to the ground and for one year a large establishment was maintained for the demolition of the grand Martand temple. But when the massive masonry resisted all efforts, fire was applied and the noble buildings cruelly defaced.-Firishta, Muhammad Qãsim Hindû Shãh; Tãrîkh-i-Firishta (History of the Rise of the Mahomedan Power in India)."


See the link. As colossal and as magnificient as the most magnificient Roman ruins. Then look at the cheap, misleading and dirty plaque put up by the archielogical survey of India at the site. No mention of Sikandar Butshikan, who took a year to massacre the Hindu city and finally burn down the temple and wipe out Hindus from that area.

Such Garh, India
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