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D-68/25
Sep 22, 2014
11:19 PM

You protest for vegetarianism and get a non-vegetarian treatment inreturn. Life is not at all fair.

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
D-67/24
Sep 22, 2014
10:48 PM

Demons rule garba, says Imam"""

He is the same Imam who asked Modi to Wear Jinnnah Cap in Ahmedabad .

Refusal by Modi sent Nakli Secu -Rudali-Jihadi Brigade into crazed Ramba Samba Garba Dance with sickening frenzy .

a k ghai
mumbai, India
D-66/4
Sep 22, 2014
10:41 PM

Not sure what to make of this

m.timesofindia.com/world/china/Xi-Jinping-reshuffles-scolds-PLA-brass-amid-stand-off-with-India/articleshow/43167171.cms

No idea whether this is pure drama or trouble is really brewing between Commies and the Army. It will be wonderful if it is the latter.

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-65/1
Sep 22, 2014
10:30 PM

In lieu of dousing the fire, a few like Abishek Banerjee fuels unrest in the already emotionally sur-charged atmosphere. While the state is seen dragging its feet in tracking the offenders of molestation,the off the cuff remark is not only a height of provocation, but also an unwarranted slur on the students. Given the TMC govt. seen limping from one controversy to the other, it can ignore the protests of the students only at its peril. Until and unless the CM assures a dispassionate enquiry, its popularity getting nose dived cannot be ruled out.  

C.Chandrasekaran, Madurai
D-64/14
Sep 22, 2014
10:15 PM

The great jolt of Saradha scam has rocked Bengal so much that the trance of Paribartan has turned into nightmare to many political personalities of the party in power. The Saradha scam is quite different in characteristic from other scams with which we have so far been acquainted. Generally, in other mega scams middle tax payers become the indirect sufferers. But the staggering amount of ten thousand crore rupees in the Saradha scam was amassed out of cheating the poorest sections of the society. The heat of Saradha has scorched the maidservants, daily labourers, rickshow pullers, hawkers et al who deposited their hard earned money to get some extra benefit. It is true that the plausible and alleged involvement of a number of leaders of the party in power has brought about widespread disillusionment among a large section of the poor electorates. The TMC leadership had realized that. That is why the Govt. formed the Shyal Sen Commission to return money upto Rs.10,000 to the micro investors to woo the voters in the Panchaet election. And the SIT was also formed to eyewash the people. There are many other ponzy companies waiting to be brought under scanner of ED and CBI. Actually, Saradha scam is the tip of the iceberg.

In spite of the alleged involvement of many leaders, the TMC is performing well in different elections. It is because there is no opportunity of political choice before the people of Bengal. The ever-waning organisation of the CPM has crumbled deplorably. Many Congress leaders are either migrating to the TMC or the BJP. The rest is the BJP that has become optimistic to rise to power sooner or later. But the leaders of the party should remember that it is only the BJP with which no other party in Bengal is ready to go for qualition. So Amit Shah's hope of coming to power in the next Assembly Election of West Bengal seems nothing but a daydream. Yet the TMC supremo must be cautious of impending danger that may lurk in near future.

Buddhadev Nandi
Bishnupur, Bishnupur
D-63/1
Sep 22, 2014
10:01 PM

It will be far better for BJP to break the alliance and lose the election-rather than winning with SS.

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-62/23
Sep 22, 2014
09:55 PM

"Hence the immediate and real test of Modi’s popularity and the BJP’s ascendance would be the upcoming assembly elections in the two states."

The same juvenile political analysis. Acc to these pundits, every election in India is a referendum on the Center.

Remember the stories about UP elections in 2012? It was supposed to be a great harbinger to 2014 elections. Nobody remembered the election three days after it was over.

Every election brings its own set of dynamics, problems, personalities etc. This is a basic truth and it escapes a lot of pundits.

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
D-61/22
Sep 22, 2014
09:45 PM
Mohan
Adpur, India
D-60/21
Sep 22, 2014
09:29 PM

The author suggests India should do even more of the same things that did not work in the last seven decades.

Socialism and vote bagging doles and subsidies did not work on poverty and inequality. the author should refer to old five year plan documents in 1950s to 1970s. Even then the planners were raising concern of the concentration of wealth and suggesting socialistic development pattern to combat poverty.Is that path of proven failure what india should follow?

The idea of India at least in the original constitution was built on equality and justice. Appeasement of minorities for Muslim votes and insertion of "secular" and "socialist" in the preamble of the constitution through the 42nd Amendment were Mrs. Gandhi's ideas.

The author is right that the regional parties cannot be counter to BJP. The idea of secularism has been so badly abused in India that if political parties preach secularism, it is immediately construed as minority appeasement for vote bank politics attracts more skepticism from otherwise religiously tolerant majority. Congress with its crony leadership around a dynasty and recent history of unpunished corruption is now associated with everything that is wrong in India.

Instead of foul mouthing Modi and his supporters the author should respect people's mandate, wait until Modi tries his capitalistic ideas on Indian economy and reserve his comments until those ideas fail. But then his intention in any case was to write an overtly partisan article in the garb of an ideological discourse on India and for the same reason the Outlook has gladly published it.

DC
NEW YORK, United States
D-59/16
Sep 22, 2014
09:20 PM

>> It is impossible to make a joke out of this.

Received a joke in my email

Bilawal aur Pappu chess khel rahen hain.

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-58/5
Sep 22, 2014
09:18 PM

>> I have the same amount of sympathy for Kashmiris as the Kashmiris have shown for the Pandits

Exactly.

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-57/7
Sep 22, 2014
09:16 PM

>> This is a loony bin & I come to have a peep at the zoo

Who were your teachers who taught you to treat a loony bin as a zoo, and "have a peep" at the inmates? They, along with you, should be put in a zoo, and the loonies should be asked to "have a peep" at you all.

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-56/3
Sep 22, 2014
08:56 PM

The son is as shameless as his father. Only the father was very very honest in money matters-while the same cannot be said about the son.

But as far as begging for power and status is concerned, the "gene-flow" is quite intact.

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-55/11
Sep 22, 2014
08:50 PM

>> The likes of Saba should understand one thing very clearly

That's not possible.

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-54/2
Sep 22, 2014
08:43 PM

Chowdry Charan Singh went up some 25 years back .There is a samrak in UP ad measuring 15 acres of Land

There is n very Big Chowdry Charan Singh College of Agriculture near Kurekshetra -near Ambala

The university in Meerut is also named after him.

Also, isn't there a memorial in Delhi too?

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-53/1
Sep 22, 2014
08:22 PM

Why was this not done so far.

Mallaya is a will defaulter,be it salary,loans or TDS made from employees.

Now why was nothing done by the State ,shows India is headed for anarchy.

harun, chennai
D-52/1
Sep 22, 2014
08:20 PM

Chowdry Charan Singh went up some 25 years back .There is a samrak in UP ad measuring 15 acres of Land

There is n very Big Chowdry Charan Singh College of Agriculture near Kurekshetra -near Ambala .

So what more Ajit singh wants ??
HE WANTS A BUNGALOW FOR HIMSELF IN DELHI !!!

The crowd he collected to protest is just from RENT A CROWD Organization .

Ajit Singh lost his Election in his own Home Town in May .None wept for him.

a k ghai, mumbai
D-51/4
Sep 22, 2014
08:18 PM

Akash please keep such posts coming.

harun, chennai
D-50/6
Sep 22, 2014
07:59 PM

This is a loony bin & I come to have a peep at the zoo " Bi Saroja

Why there is no Mirror in your house to peep ??

An Physicist has high sense of of proportion .

An Phyco has none.

You just shoot and then justify your inane remarks .

Tell us how as an Physicist you want India to challenge China and Pakistan with 7 days of Ammunition left behind by previous Govt ??

That is why say you are no Physcist but an psycho !!!

Did Modi or any body in India knew how much ammuniation was left with Army under UPA Raj  when Modi made the refered speech in Election meeting ?? 

An Phscist would have concentrated on the facts as of today with latest information now available  rather than facts 5 months back when the truth was hidden from the Country .

An psycho will amuse and revel in hair splitting under the circumstances.

You have no guts to ask those who brought the Country to such an sad pass where India was left with on 7 days amminiation ?? After all India is your Country too .

Buzz off Madam Saroja  .You are neither an phsicst nor a rational thinker .You are just an self declared pamphleteer of Bibi Teesta .

And did you find  as WHERE the Rs 16 millions Aid received her  for rehabilitation of Hindu- Muslim Riot victims  disappeared -- via TEESTA MADAM'S CREDIT CARD ??

Till you find answeres then kindly come back .And Bye Bye till then  Madam  .

a k ghai
mumbai, India
D-49/13
Sep 22, 2014
07:58 PM

"Can BJP come to power in WB without Muslim votes?"

The same thing was said about UP and we know what happened in May. Winning WB is difficult but not impossible.

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
D-48/1
Sep 22, 2014
07:49 PM

"US President Barack Obama will host a dinner for Modi..."

A dinner consisting of limewater and ordinary water. Toughest menu to cook.

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-47/12
Sep 22, 2014
07:49 PM

"For Bengal's sake, I hope BJP becomes strong"

A quarter of WB voters are Muslims. The used to vote for CPM who also returned favos by providing ration cards to the Bangladeshi illegal immigrants. Now Mamata has taken away those votes through secular measures like providing financial support of the Imams.
Will Muslims ever vote for BJP?
Read Anwaar's posts to make your conclusion. ( Note: Mamata likes to be photographed wearing Hijaab, Modi misses photo ops wearing skullcap.)
Can BJP come to power in WB without Muslim votes?
You have to study the demographics of various constituencies of West Bengal.

DC
NEW YORK, United States
D-46/3
Sep 22, 2014
07:43 PM

"Didn’t these same industrialists line up a few years ago in Srinagar promising industries and employment for Kashmiris?"

And do you guys know the kind of long jumps and high jumps these companies have to perform in order to open something in Kashmir?

Why should corporates care about Kashmir and Kashmir treats them as dirt?

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
D-45/1
Sep 22, 2014
07:13 PM

Modi is a "meethi churi"

communalist, mumbai
D-44/1
Sep 22, 2014
07:12 PM

She should start with Gujarat, and tell them not to diet so much.

communalist, mumbai
D-43/20
Sep 22, 2014
07:11 PM

Of the 30% that voted for Modi, 10% are those confused by his propaganda, 10% are those that wanted a change regardless of the choices in from of them, and the remaining are communalists. Except for the last, he is steadily losing support from those that voted for him. He is already the worst PM ever.

communalist
mumbai, India
D-42/2
Sep 22, 2014
07:01 PM

Older generations of Indians would remember the days when HMT, a public sector monopoly, was the  watchmaker to the nation, Competition came from Alwyn and Titan, but HMT was the giant.

Like Ambassador cars, HMT could not reinvent itself with the changing times amidst more demanding consumers, differing tastes and expectations and tough competition on styling, price and brand recognition.  Obviously the end came near.

Unfortunately India never could leverage the manufacturing skills gained through those public sector manufacturing compaies for establishing newer ventures in private sector from Indian and foreign firms. 

DC
NEW YORK, United States
D-41/3
Sep 22, 2014
06:29 PM

SC shows some sense after all. Demanding to know the name of whistleblower was nonsense.

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-40/2
Sep 22, 2014
06:08 PM

Sinha is head of CBI. He has keys to many closets which are full of skeletons :-)

When did Indian Govt shown guts to punish the corrupt/criminals? Please name few.

himanshu, New Jersey
D-39/10
Sep 22, 2014
06:04 PM

The likes of Saba should understand one thing very clearly.

2014 was an election about Modi and Modi won. The next election that will be purely about Modi will happen ONLY IN 2019.

In the interim, there will  be numerous other elections which will have its own dynamic. Modi may or may not become a factor in these elections but his role will any case be marginal.

So stop seeting everything in terms of a referendum on Modi. Such political analysis is fit for third graders-not for adults. Such political analysis looks very very juvenile.

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
D-38/1
Sep 22, 2014
05:59 PM

Sinha has undermined the CBI.

Whats the delay he should be sacked,he should be tried for cheaing the State as a man who must protect the interests of the State

harun, chennai
D-37/2
Sep 22, 2014
05:57 PM

Mr.Kcr should know how to act as a Chief minister .Instead of making such a comment he should have taken a legal action against the news channels  .As far as the news channels are concerned their action is not justified just because Mr.Kcr is in the wrong.

nikhil
hyderabad, India
D-36/1
Sep 22, 2014
05:50 PM

An intentional mistake.

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-35/1
Sep 22, 2014
05:48 PM

Has BJP finally dumped SS? If the alliance continues, I would very much like the BJP to get dumped in Maharashtra.

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-34/19
Sep 22, 2014
05:46 PM

""The idea of India, which can be described as a state of equipoise ackn­ow­ledging the enriching aspects of pluralism while simultaneously upholding the idea of uniform citizenship, is today under threat from Modi’s brand of politics"

The Nehruvian idea of India has been to make Hinduism-free. And Modi's rise is in opposition to that.

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
D-33/9
Sep 22, 2014
05:42 PM

It is good that political geniuses like Saba dont give cricket commentaries. They would assign same weightage to a double century at Perth to a duck in a local Ranji trophy match.

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
D-32/4
Sep 22, 2014
05:40 PM

It is very difficult to feel sympathy for a group that drove away the Kashmiri Pandits just because they were not muslims.

I have the same amount of sympathy for Kashmiris as the Kashmiris have shown for the Pandits.

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
D-31/2
Sep 22, 2014
05:37 PM

We want to help but Art 370 is stopping us. What to do? 

Start behaving like Indians first before demanding money from Indians.

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
D-30/11
Sep 22, 2014
05:34 PM

BJP has a long way to go before it can become a serious player in the state. But the opportunity is there-given the pathetic state of COngress and CPM.

If BJP fails to make headway, they would have no one to blame but themselves.

For Bengal's sake, I hope BJP becomes strong.

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
D-29/15
Sep 22, 2014
05:28 PM

It is impossible to make a joke out of this.

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-28/6
Sep 22, 2014
05:25 PM

khurshid lecturing on diplomacy is like Manmohan lecturing about honesty. Both have no standing to touch either topic.

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-27/8
Sep 22, 2014
05:19 PM

The idiot who did this interview cannot say "how is the weather today?" without dragging in RSS.

And what does it say about the magazine that publishes this?

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
D-26/7
Sep 22, 2014
05:17 PM

"Is ‘Make in India’ a call for swadeshi—the RSS-promoted ideology?"

The person who did this interview has to be extremely stupid and foolish. What sort of a question is this? These nincompoops cannot see anything beyond RSS. Craps.

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
D-25/3
Sep 22, 2014
03:37 PM

" their selfie can actively contribute in sending 10 girls to school."

Will somebody explain how taking a selfie is sending 10 girls to school ?

K.Suresh, Bangalore
D-24/2
Sep 22, 2014
03:18 PM

Selfie sucks !

@MISOGYNIST.. do u have a selfie ?

JO MB, Kolkata
D-23/5
Sep 22, 2014
03:12 PM

as NS Ranjan says, I add Khursid is self appointed and self-acclaimed champion of Pakistani diplomacy.

He feins to be an expert, behind scene he is a mediocre person in public life, let there be a CBI investigation into his NGO, he will surely land into jail.

He claims to have build over 10 years(with UPA) a foreign policy, is actually non-starter, no initiative is a great initiative (championed by PM Narsimha Rao).

What Modi has done vis-a-vis Pakistan is the correct way for a new govt. Mr Khursid forgets that it is NDA and Congress or UPA. It is well within NDA right to experiment or do things they like.

Personally I find mr Khursid a very disguting man. No one is waiting for his marks for foreign policy led by NDA.

UPA = United Progressive Alliance and he says he believe in partnership, not in allaince.

It was anticipated as Pakistan behaved and India the right thing to send signal to Pakistan. Mr Bashit is an ISI man, so Pak army was given a clear signal. You can see Mr Sharif sent Mango to Mr Modi, that means all is well between two leaders, even it may be concerted effort to send right signal to pak army.

vimal, Munich
D-22/18
Sep 22, 2014
02:10 PM
Mohan
Adpur, India
D-21/17
Sep 22, 2014
02:08 PM
Mohan
Adpur, India
D-20/16
Sep 22, 2014
02:06 PM


RSM,

>> " there is no 'Idea of India' enshrined in the Constitution."

This is what the Preamble to the Constitution says:

"WE, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a SOVEREIGN SOCIALIST SECULAR DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC and to secure to all its citizens:
JUSTICE, social, economic and political;

LIBERTY of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship;

EQUALITY of status and of opportunity;

and to promote among them all

FRATERNITY assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity and integrity of the Nation."

No idea of India there?
 

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-19/41
Sep 22, 2014
01:58 PM

 
RSS rewrites history: Dalits 'created' by Muslim invaders

Emboldened by the BJP’s success in the Lok Sabha elections, the RSS has intensified its efforts to find and validate a common Hindu thread to unify all groups under one Hindu identity.

Three top RSS leaders have sought to attribute the genesis of Dalits, tribals and many other groups to “Muslim invasion” in medieval times.

www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/to-woo-dalits-rss-rewrites-history/article1-1266920.aspx
 

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-18/6
Sep 22, 2014
01:50 PM

Going back a little in time amidst the huge noise on 2G, Coal etc, a program called APDRP or accelerated power development and distribution reforms program was launched in every state and all big IT companies contested for this program to ensure T&D Losses, power theft monitoring real time could happen. Each state was allocated almost 500 plus crores towards this project and many top IT companies like Wipro,HCL, TCS bid for these projects in various states. Nobody know what the status of these projects are and what results did they achieve. But some facts for you is that according to statistics released and published in The Hindu, T&D losses national average is at 13%plus. In the US which is the largest consumer of energy it is just 5%. No idea on power theft, non payment of bills etc., One great statistic is that EXCEPT GUJARAT AND CHATTISGARH, all the other states, I REPEAT ALL THE OTHER BLOODY STATES ARE POWER SHORTAGE with different percentages of shortfall. Go Figure SECULAR DEVELOPMENT CONGIS....

ShankarNarayanan Ram
Chennai, India
D-17/15
Sep 22, 2014
01:41 PM

Whose Idea of India? What state and church separation? 60 plus years of almost kicking hindus in the guts time and again in the name of bloody idiotic vote bank politics in the name of caste and religion, you now want church and state separate? Please take note of the fact that the country has moved on. All people want today is a dignified livelihood, an opportunity to become skilled and capable to earn the same, and live in peace. Tell me one PM who spoke extempore on Independence day about what common people can do for this country as small steps. Just stop pandering Bullshit in the name of intellectual analysis. Neither is your analysis good nor your intelligence shining through. In fact your article is straight DUMB.

ShankarNarayanan Ram
Chennai, India
D-16/1
Sep 22, 2014
01:21 PM

How can women be more 'vulnerable', to cyber attacks?

Do men have 'anti cyber attack brains' from birth?

This is despicable stereotyping.

misogynist, chennai
D-15/1
Sep 22, 2014
01:19 PM

This 'campaign' is despicable as it is sexist.

misogynist, chennai
D-14/14
Sep 22, 2014
12:49 PM


BJP must stick to governance and development issues; steer clear of anti-Muslim rhetoric

In remarks that received wide coverage, Mr Modi said “Indian Muslims will live for India” adding that “they will not want anything bad for India”. These remarks are welcome and will hopefully set the tone for future political messaging. Two constituencies must echo the PM. One is the social media sphere where rhetoric about Muslims has a particularly nasty edge among self-proclaimed nationalists. Such a degree of intolerance is toxic for Indian society. There is a need for consistent rhetoric that refuses to stigmatise the other in order to reassure minorities and moderate political discourse. The BJP, in particular, must take cue from the PM’s remarks and desist from anti-minority posturing. 

www.hindustantimes.com/comment/bjp-must-stick-to-governance-and-development-steer-clear-of-anti-muslim-rhetoric/article1-1266884.aspx

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-13/2
Sep 22, 2014
11:04 AM

In popular perception yoga is identified with Asanas (postures). But yoga is holistic, with the asanas only one of the eight parts of what is known as Astanga Yoga.

K.Suresh
Bangalore, India
D-12/2
Sep 22, 2014
11:03 AM

Some of these ignobel sciences is considered useful, atleast in KeraLa. I went through the paper on banana peels. It was impressive. School projects can be done on such lines. Its the meticluousness that catches the eye.

The UK Guardian implies that researchers worry about the effect of magnetic storms on dogs peeing or defecating. Ye Gods, want will they think of next?

On a related note. Is it any use. All these columnists and readers ranting, raving, complaining, pissing and moaning? Hmmm.

An elderly lady phoned her telephone company to report that her telephone failed to ring when her friends called - and that on the few occasions when it did ring, her pet dog always moaned right before the phone rang. The telephone repairman proceeded to the scene, curious to see this psychic dog or senile elderly lady.
He climbed a nearby telephone pole, hooked in his test set, and dialed the subscriber's house. The phone didn't ring right away, but then the dog moaned loudly and the telephone began to ring.
Climbing down from the pole, the telephone repairman found:
1. The dog was tied to the telephone system's ground wire via a steel chain and collar.
2. The wire connection to the ground rod was loose.
3. The dog was receiving 90 volts of signaling current when the phone number was called.
4. After a couple of such jolts, the dog would start moaning and then urinate on himself and the ground.
5. The wet ground would complete the circuit, thus causing the phone to ring.

 
Which demonstrates that some problems CAN be fixed by pissing and moaning.

Tearful Onion
Jhumri Talaiyya, India
D-11/4
Sep 22, 2014
10:55 AM

"Diplomacy Not a Take-Away Joint"

This from the guy who is taking away crutches from the disabled.

K.Suresh, Bangalore
D-10/1
Sep 22, 2014
10:29 AM

Very true! Excellent message,.

Rajesh Chary
Mumbai, India
D-9/8
Sep 22, 2014
10:25 AM

For once a PM chose to connect with the children of the country - is this such a bad thing as to evoke so much criticism? I think Modi did very well to communicate with the young people - and also communicated very well - so sour grapes to Outlook, you've lost your sense of judgement.

Rajesh Chary
Mumbai, India
D-8/13
Sep 22, 2014
10:05 AM

After actor Suresh Gopi heaping praises on Prime Minister Modi time and again, it's now actor Mohanlal's turn. On his blog, the Malayalam superstar has written in detail about his thoughts on the Prime Minister's Teachers' day address. 

Mohanlal writes that on Teachers' day he watched PM Modi talking to lakhs of school children across the country and he liked one question that a child asked Modi. "The child had asked Modi if he had ever thought he would become the Prime Minister, to which Modi replied that he never dreamt of it. You should not be dreaming of becoming someone, but should dream of doing something sincerely," Mohanlal writes.

The actor says he thought a lot about the PM's reply and apparently felt this was the best advise for a generation that is encouraged to do anything to achieve success. He then laments about the state of people in Kerala who have to travel on roads that have only potholes or have to wait at government offices for endless hours to get a file sanctioned. Mohanlal says he believes the Prime Minister's advise to be sincere to one's job is much needed for the upcoming generation. As only a generation aware of its duties can save Kerala's society from sinking. 

Mohan
Adiiipur, India
D-7/8
Sep 22, 2014
09:46 AM

Sickular industry is in overdrive mode after recent bypolls, Outlook being at the front.

Uday Sharma
Bangalore, India
D-6/12
Sep 22, 2014
09:39 AM

The AAPtard needs to know that there is no 'Idea of India' enshrined in the Constitution. The constitution is about equality and rule of law. The IOI is about community based laws and benefits - everything that our founding fathers would have abhorred. India is not an 'idea'.

RSM
Delhi, India
D-5/1
Sep 22, 2014
08:40 AM

 KOLKATA:  A Pakistani citizen is now a TMC member in the Rajya Sabha, courtesy West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee. Ahmed Hassan, aka Imran, is in fact a Pakistani citizen, since he entered India from East Pakistan in 1970-71, before the birth of Bangladesh.

In his affidavit before the Election Commission, he stated he passed Higher Secondary examinations in 1972 and is of 60 years old. However, he did not mention his citizenship, place and date of birth. Hassan, according to the intelligence agencies in both India and Bangladesh, was born in a village in Srihatta, Sylhet, in East Pakistan, and entered the country through its border with Assam, much before the birth of Bangladesh. Hassan first stayed in Dhubri in Assam, which has a strong Muslim population, but later shifted to Banarhat in Jalpaiguri district in North Bengal. His father, a “Razakar”, was responsible for killing a large number of Bengali intellectuals, while aiding the Pakistan Army during the Liberation War, intelligence reports mention.

 

A Special Branch report of Assam Police states, “Hassan infiltrated Assam long before the birth of Bangladesh and as such, is an East Pakistani. His father too infiltrated, but took up a job in a tea garden in West Bengal, where he was killed by freedom fighters from Bangladesh who came across the border. His visits to Assam from West Bengal were monitored and he was found to be closely linked with several organisations close to the Pakistan’s ISI.”

 

“He had visited the camps that were being run at Moulavi Bazar in Sylhet, in the 80s, by an ISI Major. He maintained a façade while in Assam, saying he was a Leftist, since he was settled in CPM-ruled West Bengal. But, his agenda in Assam was clear cut and to some extent, he did succeed in consolidating anti-India forces here,” it stated.

On April 24,1977, a huge conference was held at Aligarh Muslim University, where the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) was born and Hassan was elected as its West Bengal president.  Hassan himself admitted, “I was a member of SIMI from 1977 - 1984.”

Even after the organisation was banned by the Centre, he remained the face of the organisation, according to a report with the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Mohan
Adiiipur, India
D-4/3
Sep 22, 2014
08:38 AM

Look who is talking :-)

Maha, NJ
D-3/7
Sep 22, 2014
01:11 AM

Got to love the sickos for the constant comedy they provide :-)

International Christian Concern has warned that Sangh Parivar, an umbrella Hindu nationalist group, is inflicting suffering and looking to cleanse the minority Christian population in India, much like terror group ISIS is doing in Iraq and Syria

www.christianpost.com/news/hindu-nationalist-group-seeking-to-cleanse-christian-presence-from-india-is-not-unlike-isis-watchdog-group-warns-126033/

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-2/1
Sep 22, 2014
12:47 AM

Why not BJP and Sena contest 119 seats each separately (without competing with each other) and let there be competetion among themselves in the 16 seats.  With the kind of performance of present government, even in those 16 seats they will do good. 

P.B. Joshipura, Suffolk, Virginia
D-1/14
Sep 22, 2014
12:06 AM

By Atul Chaurasia

Some of the steps taken by the government have left a particular community worried. These decisions include providing Z+ security cover to Sangeet Som

The govt should decide on the security level based on the opionions of the Atul Chausasias and the jehadis. Why bother about the input of intelligence agencies?

The scums who get so agitated about security to Som, are perfectly okay with security to Geelanis, and Yaseen Maliks. This is the kind of secularism they want the govt to follow.

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States