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D-56/1
Feb 01, 2015
04:00 PM

Profool Badguy is back on the job for Queen Son-Why-Can't-He. 

He is a reliable coolie, along with Mousemohan Singh, Pro-nawab Mukherjee, Maniac Stinker-Liar, Shashi Therouge, Sunil Call-Ninny,  Ramachandra Gadha,  Paki-Call-Dupe Nayar,  "historian" Romila Torpor, and economist Professor Mirthless Sin. 

Watching the coolies labouring are the Prince Rawfool and Princess Pranker.

AMIN DADA
AGRA, India
D-55/4
Feb 01, 2015
03:53 PM

"Addressing a gathering of young Indians at Siri Fort hours before his departure, the US president cautioned that “India will succeed so long as it is not splintered on religious lines”

Someone should have advised Obama not to make stupid comments on Indian internal affairs.

India has already been partitioned once.  Should the Muslims try to seize more of it the Hindus will hit back very hard.

AMIN DADA
AGRA, India
D-54/2
Feb 01, 2015
03:52 PM

Only anti religionists must be appointed to the police department.

misogynist, chennai
D-53/3
Feb 01, 2015
03:50 PM

"China continues to be an important country for the US on a host of key issues and also for the growth of the American and global economy. Ditto for India. It cannot ignore the importance of China, despite the fact that it has not been an easy relationship. India continues to seek heavy investment for developing Indian infrastructure and also needs its support, along with that of the Americans, to find a place in a restructured UN Security Council and many other important world bodies.

“The strategic embrace with the US will, of course, impact our ties with China. It is idle to pretend otherwise,” says Srinath Raghavan of Delhi’s Centre for Policy Research. He feels this has unnecessarily put India’s credibility at risk, especially if a crisis erupts on the South China Sea."

India is important for China too.  Otherwise why are they worried about our friendship with the USA?   If there is a crisis with China we can face it more boldy if we have an alliance with America.   If we do not have it we will be bullied all the more by China.

Punks like Sharma speak for China and Pakistan, and never for their own nation.

AMIN DADA
AGRA, India
D-52/2
Feb 01, 2015
03:45 PM

"According to C. Raja Mohan of the Observer Research Foun­dation, much of the anti-American views is ideologically rooted to an “outdated third-worldism”. He argues, “China was not concerned about India when it tilted towards America under Mao and Deng Xiaoping; nor does Beijing ask Delhi when it thinks of its ties with Pakistan,” implying why should Indians bother how China now reacts to the growing Indo-US strategic partnership."

Precisely. What need is there to say more on this subject? If your friendship with Pakistan is OK our friendship with the USA should not bother you.  You didn't ask our permission and we do not have to ask yours. 

"But the posturing notwithstanding..."

Sharma's posture is permanent arse-licking of China and Pakistan.


AMIN DADA
AGRA, India
D-51/4
Feb 01, 2015
03:42 PM

It is astounding to see that an astute politician who is a vocal
critic of deafeaning silence of his predecessor and his 'ordinance raj'
chosing the same way of thinking after occupence of the Chair.

V.N.K.Murti Pattambi
PATTAMBI, India
D-50/1
Feb 01, 2015
03:37 PM


NIA must be complimented for such a forthright move.
 

Anwaar, Dallas
D-49/1
Feb 01, 2015
03:33 PM

" One thing remains constant—the fact that modern India is anxious about those who espouse Sanskrit, considering it to have right-wing undercurrents."

I don't understand?  How can a language be rightwing?   Is Arabic for example necessarily leftwing?

Doesn't this suggest that "modern India"  is more than a little nutty and not in fact very modern?

My suggestion is:  Go boil your head!

AMIN DADA
AGRA, India
D-48/1
Feb 01, 2015
03:03 PM

Kiran Bedi has a husband ( similar characteristics to a 'batchelor' Modi ), who says:

Our daughter neither got love of her mother nor affection of a father. Kiran was naturally very busy and could spare only a few hurried moments from her busy schedule. I used to go on weekends which was fine but since past eight years I have stopped going to Delhi and the girl is really deprived of parental care. She does come over to Amritsar as and when she can. Her maternal grandparents are there but she resists them like anything. She is the real sufferer; Now she herself is an adult and understands the situation but has not been able to fully cope up. She does not feel comfortable in that house but has to stay there since she is trying for her MBBS degree. There are things in life over which no one has any control. The destiny plays an important role. People are not surprised at Kiran Bedi becoming an IPS officer but her having been married is considered strange. -

See more at: http://www.punjabmonitor.com/2013/04/the-unhappy-husband-of-kiran-bedi.html#sthash.5C0WhjOh.dpuf

misogynist
chennai, India
D-47/3
Feb 01, 2015
02:50 PM

To Togadia Outlook is a 'Bald head scratcher'

V.N.K.Murti Pattambi
PATTAMBI, India
D-46/3
Feb 01, 2015
02:44 PM

Installing 10 -15 lakh CCTVs in Delhi will go a long way in protecting males.

Delhi has one of the lowest doctor ( or nurse ) -population ratios even within ( the already miserably low ratios ) in the nation. Similarly, education has been a low priority for successive governments.

Even a promise to correct these and improve standards of life ( easily achievable for a determined goverment ) should be music to the ears of its citizens. 

Vote for AAP!

misogynist, chennai
D-45/1
Feb 01, 2015
02:34 PM

The tepid graph of excise revenues is an accurate snap shot of the real economy. Without growth, which the jholawallahs seldom have a good word for, things will not improve.

ashok lal
mumbai, India
D-44/2
Feb 01, 2015
02:19 PM


An ordinance can be unconstitutional, undemocratic and even illegal. It undercuts the legislative function of the Parliament. The Opposition as well as the press must be up in arms if the ordinance path is inappropriately used.

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-43/1
Feb 01, 2015
02:15 PM
Political parties should not reserve seats for candidates based on religion, caste, language OR GENDER. This is anti-democratic, and serves as another method of appeasement and denies merit. ONLY the voters should decide on who to vote for.
misogynist, chennai
D-42/2
Feb 01, 2015
02:12 PM

>> Should be interesting. 500 new schools means 100 new schools per year, around 2 per week. Does that sound realistic to voters?

Actually, on the same note, the media should get more details from AAP. Not only is AAP in a favorable position to form the govt, it has also declared their manifesto as their Gita, Quran, etc.

When they say schools, what exactly do they mean? Do they mean govt schools, or aided schools, or private schools given land by the state? Will they be primary schools, or will they be till 12th grade?

Similarly, for colleges, how many engineering/medical/dental/management, etc., and how many arts/science, etc.? Will they provide funds from their budget, or be dependent on sanction of additional funds from the center, or plan to have some other revenue stream (taxes)? How much will be the cost of installing, and running CCTVs, WIFI, lowering VAT, etc.

A party that claims to be honest, owes these answers to people.

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-41/3
Feb 01, 2015
02:11 PM


It is strange that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi rarely speaks in Parliament. That is the exact opposite of what  Nehru did. In the British Parliament too, the Question Hour is handled almost entirely by the Prime Minister.

Is Modi trying  to underplay the importance of Parliamentary proceedings?

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-40/3
Feb 01, 2015
01:58 PM

Big Scam With Small Car

Tata Motors’ Nano plant at Sanand in Gujarat is lying idle. Tata Motors has utilised just a fraction of the Rs 2000 crore facility and in whole of the last year, there have only been two months when Tata Motors utilised more than 25 percent of its installed capacity at Sanand. In fact for the first time this April, the company’s total production of the Nano fell below 1,000 units utilising just 4.5 percent of the installed capacity of 20,833 units per month or 2.5 lakh units per annum (CNBC-TV18 report). This is the state of the much touted Nano, despite months of advertising, heavy discounting and offering a first of its kind Credit Card facility to boost Nano sales.

Modi With Ratan Tata And Nano At Sanand Plant
Modi With Ratan Tata And Nano At Sanand Plant

So how did it all begin? Tata built a huge infrastructure for Nano in Singur, West Bengal, which faced tremendous resistance from the locals backed by Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool. The farmers alleged that their fertile land was forcefully grabbed by the ruling left front. In November 2008, Gujarat CM Narendra Modi offered Tata Motors an eye-popping deal, a deal that convinced the auto giant to choose Gujarat over other states as the alternative for the Tata Nano’s plant. The incentive was Rs 9,570 crore soft loan over 20 years — close to 25 per cent of Gujarat’s annual budget. Tata Motors will repay the loan in 20 years, at 0.1 per cent interest rate and will repay the land price in eight equal annual installments. That’s not all. The state government also provided four-lane road connectivity and exempted Tatas from electricity duty, registration and transfer charges of land. The state also put up a waste disposal plant, supplied natural gas through a pipeline and provided 100 acres of land near Ahmedabad for a township. As if so much was not enough, Modi used some more public money to give Mr Tata free publicity for his Nano car when Modi put up hoardings with his and Mr Tata’s picture with Nano all over Gujarat.

Narendra Modi Embracing Ratan Tata
Narendra Modi Embracing Ratan Tata

This is the deal that the Gujarat government did not want to make public. Despite several RTI applications, the Government refused to divulge information on the pretext that it was classified information as it contained ‘trade secrets’ of Tata Motors. Unfortunately for them, details of this deal got leaked out in the form of a Cabinet note by Industries Department Deputy Secretary Shobhna Desai and now an embarrassed CMO of the Industries Department has initiated an internal inquiry to find out how the details of the deal went public. They also don’t want to tell the public that all the promises of employment to locals might as well be forgotten now that Nano is in a free fall.

However the real deal is still in the dark. Besides appreciating Modi’s investment friendly policies and telling the nation that he is PM material, one might wonder what else Mr Ratan Tata had to dish out to get this dream deal which might have costed the state in excess of Rs.30,000 crores for a mere 2000 crores!

By any standards Rs.30,000 crores of public money drained out for a private project whose total worth is less than one-tenth of the money spent has no parallel even in a very corrupt India.

--Read More At: http://www.truthofgujarat.com/big-scam-with-small-car/

misogynist
chennai, India
D-39/5
Feb 01, 2015
01:47 PM

Was the suit bought with tax payers money?

misogynist
chennai, India
D-38/7
Feb 01, 2015
01:38 PM

Hon'ble Prime Minister,

Don't use your oratory skills to demean honest politics.  AAP and Kejriwal surely did some serious mistakes, but they are neither "Stabbers" nor "Backstabbers". We need a revolution and AAP is probably the only hope for clean politics in India. 

We had enough of Congress and more than enough of BJP.  We feel ashamed of politicians, who are funded by the corrupt capitalists and who spend thousands of crores on their PERSONAL publicity.  It is apparent that they will always be more obliged to favour those Adanis and Ambanis then the common Indian. 

Being Indian, Mumbai
D-37/4
Feb 01, 2015
01:21 PM

The major down side of an AAP victory might be that Yogendra Yadav shall appear more on TV. I swear he's worse than Sanjay Jha and Tedawari combined. - WIAN (#3)

:-)

Bonita
Chennai, India
D-36/4
Feb 01, 2015
01:15 PM

The master of fake encounters, fictitious controversies and false propaganda is dangerous and is in the capital.  I am worried, he may do his level best to divide the Delhi population on communal lines and devastate the social harmony.

Even if AAP wins the election, BJP will never let me run the show.    

Being Indian
Mumbai, India
D-35/6
Feb 01, 2015
12:11 PM

Mr PM ..first pls don't backstab the nation by sending the entire goverment machinery for election work all the time.Finance minister is supposed to work on the budget but instead he is monitoring the dirty work department.Corporate affair in charge madam has to work on reducing the lead time for company registration instead she is posing absurd questions to rival...Time is running out..increase employment rather than employing fancy tailors..

Sankar Bala, Singapore
D-34/3
Feb 01, 2015
12:11 PM

>> Last year before the general elections Outlook published a detailed analysis by their punduts explaining region wise how and why the BJP would never get a majority. Can anyone provide the reference?

Didn't bother to search. However, I am from Delhi (long ago), and when I talk to framily there, they think AAP shall win. The main reason they think is that Kejriwal is seen as a better candidate than Bedi, or anyone else in BJP.

While elections depend on lot of factors, I believe they are a lot more presidential than anything else. So, it's possible that they do win.

In some ways, I'm okay with that. I think they shall not be able to provide a good government, and shall pave the way for a long stint of BJP. If I'm proved wrong, I shall be quite happy, since I think there is need for parties that have grown from, or are connected to grass roots. Just that I don't see AAP as having the capacity to do a good job.

However, a bigger plus of a BJP loss might be that the party needs to fix itself. Since the exit of Khurana, it has not found a good, mass leader, whom the party can rally around, and who can promise development, and have the capacity to deliver it. They had to import Bedi for that reason. While I have no idea how good she shall be, she is certainly not a very effective speaker.

The major down side of an AAP victory might be that Yogendra Yadav shall appear more on TV. I swear he's worse than Sanjay Jha and Tedawari combined.

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-33/11
Feb 01, 2015
11:03 AM

"In that sense, though, Islam is like almost any other religion: its core tenets can be read both to prohibit and to justify political violence"

Really?  Boko haram is like Jainism! Or Buddhism,or Christianity or Hinduism, all violent religions!

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Parthasarathy Shakkottai
Long Beach, United States
D-32/5
Feb 01, 2015
10:14 AM

3/D-50: Joshipura

I was only making an empirical observation of fact.

I know that Kejriwal with his myopic, unidimensional, and worm's eye view of the world, and his obsession with the Jan Lokpal(which will be the mother of all corruption), will be a disaster for Delhi.

Ramesh Ramachandra, Bangalore
D-31/10
Feb 01, 2015
09:13 AM

Those who are really interested in Pakistan's attitude towards India should read Christine Fair's book, ''Fighting to the End: The Pakistan Army’s Way of War".

Much of the consultation that Ms Fair did to write the book was with Pakistanis and used reference material from Pakistan’s National Defence University’s Library in Islamabad.Some excerpts

“Even if at some point Pakistan’s existential struggle with India could have been mitigated through a mutually agreeable resolution of Kashmir, this is certainly no longer true… Pakistan’s revisionism persists in regards to its efforts not only to undermine the territorial status quo in Kashmir but also to undermine India’s position in the region and beyond.”

“Pakistan’s conflict with India cannot be reduced simply to resolving the Kashmir dispute. Its problems with India are much more capacious than the territorial conflict over Kashmir.”

“Pakistan will suffer any number of military defeats in its efforts to do so (undermine India), but it will not acquiesce to India. This, for the Pakistan Army, is genuine and total defeat.”

Pakistan remains staunchly revisionist, even though its position, already untenable and destabilising, will become increasingly so in the future.”

“The likelihood that Pakistan’s military or even its civilian leadership will abandon the state’s long-standing and expanding revisionist goals and prosecute a policy of normalisation with India is virtually nil. Even the 1971 catastrophic military defeat did not force Pakistan to revise its policies with regards to India.”

"Even when not directly governing Pakistan, the Army has wielded enormous influence over the country’s domestic politics and has dictated its foreign policies.”

“in reality…defence policy in Pakistan is considered the responsibility of the military and the civilian Government, even if the civilian Government goes through the motions of providing inputs into a policy making process from it is essentially excluded.”

(Note : This is the statement of an official panel.)

“It is difficult to imagine what sort of defeat would compel Pakistan to abandon its persistent revisionism and its reliance upon the use of Islamist proxies under its expanding nuclear umbrella to pursue its revisionist (wanting to bring all of Jammu & Kashmir under its control) agenda.”

“even if Pakistan were to undergo a permanent democratic transition in which civilians shaped foreign and domestic policies, it does not obviously follow that the civilians would abandon the policy of persistent revisionism with respect to India.”

The old policies would not be abandoned by Pakistan “because of the deep presence of the Army’s strategic culture, based on the ideology of Islam and the two-nation theory, within Pakistan civil society, political culture, and bureaucracies.”

Other countries have an army. The Pakistan Army has a country.

PS. Outlook has not thought it fit to give us a review of Ms Fair's book though it is a seminal treatise on Indo-Pak relations. Instead we are saturated with the tripe put out by people like Kasuri.

Bonita
Chennai, India
D-30/1
Feb 01, 2015
08:41 AM

Why cannot people be arrested when they are in hospital? Put them in solitary and post a guard to prevent access to anyone other than medical staff. They will soon tire of this hideout.

Oh. Make sure their diet is only standard hospital food. That should tip them over the edge.

Bonita, Chennai
D-29/2
Feb 01, 2015
08:38 AM

Last year before the general elections Outlook published a detailed analysis by their punduts explaining region wise how and why the BJP would never get a majority. Can anyone provide the reference?

Bonita
Chennai, India
D-28/2
Feb 01, 2015
08:29 AM

No work no pay. If that is applicable to ordinary workers it should be applicable to the "social" workers who inhabit Parliament.

Bonita
Chennai, India
D-27/3
Feb 01, 2015
08:23 AM

AAP : Aam Awara Party

MartandSunTemple
Martand Sun Temple, India
D-26/2
Feb 01, 2015
08:16 AM

mamta is just the rabble rouser and the junta who elected her are plain stupid

K Sinha, Phoenix
D-25/4
Feb 01, 2015
08:06 AM

If the people of Delhi wish to put Kejriwal and AAP in power in Delhi, that is their democratic right. It is also the right of those who oppose Kejriwal to fight him with all the weapons at their disposal, including the PM.

Bonita, Chennai
D-24/2
Feb 01, 2015
06:59 AM

What Tatas have achived is worth stydying and emulating.  Despite operating in corrupt political system, they have largely stayed un-touched by it and have been great employers and enterpreuners.

MartandSunTemple
Martand Sun Temple, India
D-23/12
Feb 01, 2015
04:39 AM

When someone dies, jehadis say "peace be upon him". Islam is actually this kind of religion of peace. They are also called Musalmaan. Why, becuase they value Imaan, the honesty, the most. Look at with how much honesty jehadis share their booty: "Question: If two or more men buy a female captive together, does she then become sexually permissible to each of them? "Answer: It is forbidden to have inter course with a female captive if the master does not own her exclusively. One who owns a captive in partnership with others may not have sexual inter course with her until the other owners sell or give him their share.". Mohamad knew well: thugs must be honest for their survival. They and their jehadi Islamic prophet, Mohamad, also say that their Islamic god is most merciful. Their Islamic god is most merciful for jehadis only and forgives their all barbaric and satanic sins; for others he is a devil and grants hell. Beware that jehadis write from right to left. Friendship between Hindus and jehadis is impossible. Our story is a story of victory of good over evil. Their story is a story of victory of evil over good. Our hero is a Muryaada-purusottam, their hero is a Muryaada-Kalank. Ask any sickular, how they will treat someone 55 years old who rapes a six year old? In Indian society, undoubtly, except sickulars, people will spit on such a person. If two state-wide riots happen in UP, then even Mulayam family members will vote for BJP. If someone puts a God Krishna statue in the well of Parliament, like Ramlala was placed in Babri temple, India will become a Hindu nation immediately; does not matter whether India is declared so officially or not.

As far as jehadis are concerned, the world has already accommodated islamists more than they deserve. More they accommodate, more they bleed. The kind of intolerance, hatred as a community they have towards others, if the same is awarded to them, the world will be free from Jehadis in a couple of days. Basically Islamist community is a lumpen community. Even a rickshaw-puller jehadi produces 10 children. What is his vision, how he thinks that he will feed them? Obviously, when others rely on their hard work, merit, etc., they rely on plundering others based on numbers, either as a gang or power grabbers, and this is how Islamist community have not only survived but enjoyed so far, and that is why there is no democracy in the Muslim world. This is the only field, they are expert at, and this is the only history of Islam comes from a barren land. It is not only Timurlane (founder of Mughal dynasty) who was a lamb-thief, but almost all expansionists of Islam, including Muhammad have been from lumpen communities. Loot, lie and hate are the integral parts and jugular veins of Islamists. Any excuse, or land-dispute is just superficial, the reasons of such riots, plunder and killings are deep rooted and the roots go deep up to and nurtured by Quran, Mohammad and Mohammad's Hadith. There is nothing good in Quran and Hadith, I have read it, does not matter how you interpret them. December 6 should be declared an Indian Thanksgiving national holiday thanking all the patriotic incarnations of God who made victory of Dharma possible over evil and brought down an evil structure. All barbaric invaders' structures should be lawfully and proudly demolished. They all have been built from the looted money from Hindus. They all are the insults to our great nation. In real sense, India will be liberated only when it liberates itself from barbarians' structures. Indians will be liberated from humiliation only on the day when these structured are demolished completely.

AgainstIntellectualLiars
Somewhere, India
D-22/45
Feb 01, 2015
04:37 AM

Why I think Godse was a coward..

..because if he had any guts, he would have shot Jinnah, not Gandhi.

See, even I have no love lost for Gandhi. But Gandhi's role was his failure to prevent partition, not actively precipitate it. Killing Gandhi really amounts to the impotent rage of Hindus. It's like a victim of a crime blaming themselves for bringing it upon themselves.

A really bold person would have extracted revenge from the perpetrators, instead of indulging in self flaggation.

Oat Meal
Mbosa Mbosa, Uganda
D-21/1
Feb 01, 2015
04:18 AM
>> In the field of education, the party said apart from opening 500 new schools and 20 new colleges

Should be interesting. 500 new schools means 100 new schools per year, around 2 per week. Does that sound realistic to voters?

Whats InAName, San Francisco
D-20/2
Feb 01, 2015
04:12 AM

Amusing and sad.

Maha, NJ
D-19/15
Feb 01, 2015
03:39 AM

Those closely following Indian politics would have noticed the downward spiral of lawlessness, secondary to the failed judicial system.

No surprises therefore, for lawlessness entering Parliament, considering that 'democracy' has already been murdered by banning males from fighting panchayat elections, religious mainstream politics, and reservation for gender, rather than merit. It is a downward spiral. 

misogynist
chennai, India
D-18/28
Feb 01, 2015
03:28 AM

" Had some one from BJP done the same Outlook would have been flooded by Aakars,Sabas,and 100s more writers on that news and Articles ."

Actually I expect articles thrashing Jayanti Natarajan in coming days. Anyway Jayanti Natarajan is not saying something new that we donot know. We have already seen it in the past when Rahul Gandhi publically humiliated Maken in a press conference for ordinance. The peek inside the working of congress party is very interesting. It works the same way the royal families in indian kingdom. The people will be sacrificed to glorify incompetent prince. I am sure most of the sycophants have gone through this humiliation the past. But kingdom is now in tatters, the rats are now leaving the sinking ship. 

Maha
NJ, United States
D-17/14
Feb 01, 2015
03:07 AM

1/3 rd MPS have criminal cases against them and people elect them again and again.So what is there to complain Mr Mehta?Perhaps people themselves have become crooks and no wonder they elect such people.Be cool- you can do anothing about this.

Nasar Ahmed
Karikkudi, India
D-16/5
Feb 01, 2015
02:55 AM

BJP has learnt its lessons.They cannot keep up with the committment given in the manifesto.Hence only a vision document!A party that thrives on lies and communalism and jingoism will only present vision documents not commitments.

Nasar Ahmed, Karikkudi
D-15/2
Feb 01, 2015
02:48 AM

BJP is sure to win by hook or crook and will form majority Govt.AAP will come second.If the Congress withdraws as a strategic move like the BSP did in the byelections of UP which led to the drubbing of BJP then AAP will give a fight.Since that is not going to happen AAP will come second.

Nasar Ahmed
Karikkudi, India
D-14/2
Feb 01, 2015
02:37 AM

What were the supposedly offensive comments?

Whats InAName, San Francisco
D-13/11
Feb 01, 2015
02:35 AM

The article is basically saying that you shall be labeled a bigot for speaking the truth.

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-12/10
Feb 01, 2015
02:31 AM

>> While the Muslim population in India is currently around 13 crore, migration into the country from Bangladesh does not exceed more than 10 lakh

And that's okay?

If sickos are not concerned about it, it shows that these haraamzaadas deserve our contempt.

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-11/39
Feb 01, 2015
02:20 AM


Joshipura,

>> "So logically Obama would not talk about Gujarat riots but what caused it."

This is a Sanghi reply, whether you played tennis ball cricket or not. But when the Sikh massacre is brought up,  you never mention the "cause",  namely the assassination of IG. Obama could not have left India without bringing up the subject that is brought up in every American newspaper story or TV program whenever Modi is mentioned, namely the massacre during his administration in Gujarat and allegations of his being complicit. You may want it to be a forgotten story, but it is not forgotten.

Anwaar, Dallas
D-10/9
Feb 01, 2015
02:06 AM

@George,

I actually under-stated the relative population growth.

(http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/census-hindu-share-dips-below-80-muslim-share-grows-but-slower/)

"According to figures of the religion census of 2011, yet to be officially released, Hindus comprised 78.35 per cent of the total population of 121.05 crore, compared with 80.45 per cent of the total population in 2001. In absolute terms, however, the Hindu population increased 14.5 per cent "

"In absolute terms, the number of Muslims increased 24.4 per cent to 17.18 crore from 13.8 crore during the period 2001-11. "

So Hindu population grew by 14.5% and Muslim population by 24.4% in same last decade.

So Muslim population grew at a rate ( 24.4 - 14.5 )/14.5 = 68% higher rate than Hindus in last decade.  Besides fertility, you have to factor in millions of illigal muslims who have infiltrated from Bangladesh etc and live and procreate here with abandon, continued infiltration of muslims from surrounding muslim states.

This article is written with vile intent to down play the nature and extent of the demographic changes.

MartandSunTemple
Martand Sun Temple, India
D-9/1
Feb 01, 2015
01:52 AM


All that education has gone to waste!
 

Anwaar, Dallas
D-8/10
Feb 01, 2015
01:52 AM

" according to UC-Berkeley Professor M. Steven Fish, that judging by murder rates, people in Muslim-majority countries actually tend to be significantly less violent (bolding is mine):"

Lies damn lies and statistics. Just curious. where does the Charlie Hebdo killing fall as it is carried out in non muslim country? These stats are useless unless Fish can provide us statistics of religious murders. Comparing mafia killing of south america with shia and non muslim killing is comparing apple and oranges and is utterly moronic. 

Maha
NJ, United States
D-7/8
Feb 01, 2015
01:24 AM

“While the M“While the Muslim population in India is currently around 13 crore, migration into the country from Bangladesh does not exceed more than 10 lakh. This is an insignificant number and does not contribute to any substantial increase in the population,” says Prof P.M. Kulkarni of the School of Social Sciences at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi.

Demographic composition in Assam and West Bengal in the border districts have permanently changed, another Kashmir in the making. It is the communists who were hands in gloves with muslim league when the country was divided, and it is them who opened the Bengal border for the Bangladeshis so that they can get the votes. 

 
george
london, United Kingdom
D-6/1
Feb 01, 2015
01:10 AM

The absence of comments suggests it is easier to start a debate on secularism than on geopolitics ! 

ashok lal
mumbai, India
D-5/3
Feb 01, 2015
12:43 AM

Nothing will be done to improve morale as long as only males are employed in, and suffer in, high risk jobs like the CRPF.

misogynist
chennai, India
D-4/9
Feb 01, 2015
12:36 AM


While a small segment of Pakistani Sunnis (just like Jihadi terrorists) have gone psychotic, the following too should be noted:

"This study obliterates the myth that Muslims are more violent"

Whenever the subject of Islamist terrorism comes up, the national conversation almost always circles back to a somewhat bigoted question: are Muslims more violent than other kinds of people because of their religion?

What these conversations usually lack is data; that is, evidence that Muslim societies are actually more violent than other ones. And it turns out, according to UC-Berkeley Professor M. Steven Fish, that judging by murder rates, people in Muslim-majority countries actually tend to be significantly less violent (bolding is mine):

Predominantly, Muslim countries average 2.4 murders per annum per 100,000 people, compared to 7.5 in non-Muslim countries. The percentage of the society that is made up of Muslims is an extraordinarily good predictor of a country's murder rate. More authoritarianism in Muslim countries does not account for the difference. I have found that controlling for political regime in statistical analysis does not change the findings. More Muslims, less homicide.

Fish further fleshed out these findings, for example by re-running the numbers to exclude non-Muslim-majority states with extraordinarily high murder rates (Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Lesotho, South Africa, and Venezuela). Countries with lots of Muslims were still less murder prone by a pretty large margin. You can read more details on Fish's findings in his book, titled Are Muslims Distinctive?

If Islam itself were in fact the key cause of Islamist terrorism, you'd expect ordinary Muslims to be more violent than ordinary non-Muslims. There are over a billion believing Muslims globally; if their religion were intrinsically prone to violence, the data would bear that out. In fact, it does nothing of the sort.

Still, there's no denying that Islamist extremist terrorism is a real phenomenon and real problem the rightly receives widespread study. (Fish offers his own argument, that Islamist terrorism is best understood as a reaction to Western foreign policy, but his case is exceedingly unpersuasive.)

That's not to say you can absolve the West completely. Foreign invasions of Muslim countries clearly played a role in fueling the growth of violent Islamist movements. The US-led invasion of Iraq, for example, created widespread chaos and violence, and that chaos and violence gave way to extremism. But the West is only one among a variety of factors at play in the broader 20th and 21st-century trend of Islamist extremism. Other factors have included the prevalence of dictatorship in the Muslim world, Sunni-Shia sectarianism, and, yes, theological doctrines developed by modern Islamists such as Muhammed ibn Abd al-Wahhab and Sayyid Qutb.

In that sense, though, Islam is like almost any other religion: its core tenets can be read both to prohibit and to justify political violence, depending on who's doing the interpreting. That doesn't mean Islam is intrinsically violent. It just means Muslims are people like everyone else. This data should be an important reminder of that distinction.
www.vox.com/2015/1/30/7951309/islam-violence

Anwaar, Dallas
D-3/3
Feb 01, 2015
12:34 AM

As long as only males are killed, the government need not care.

misogynist, chennai
D-2/9
Feb 01, 2015
12:34 AM

5 D Ghai

"....go to Shikarpur or Peshawar or Pindi or Quota in Pak and repeat the above words..."

The reaction may, or may not be different in Pak ( according to Indians ).
But the truth remains exactly the same: peace will return only when religion is stone dead for a decade at least - in both India and Pakistan.

misogynist
chennai, India
D-1/2
Feb 01, 2015
12:31 AM

Shame, Shame, Modiji!

misogynist, chennai