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Dec 18, 2014
07:49 AM

The Taliban argues that the PeshawarAttack was absolutely according to the holy scriptures. http://t.co/SBhPMsHD45


Mohan, Adiiipur
Dec 18, 2014
07:13 AM

When Will Good Days Come, Asks Rahul Gandhi

He is pining away for the good old days of Congress Party's corrupt misrule.

Ramesh Ramachandra, Bangalore
Dec 18, 2014
06:31 AM

Islam with its violent hateful verses against people who have other forms of worship, whom it derides as 'idol worshippers'  has provided for 1400 years the political justification for invasive islam to kill people of other faith like Hindus.

Now while generalization of all muslims is wrong I am yet to find a single muslim who would say that "violent , hateful verses against idol worshippers and atheists in their 'holy book' are wrong".   They should add that "the treatment of prisoners ( beheadings ) and women prisoners ( sex slaves )  as sanctified by their 'holy scripture' is despicable. They can keep the rest verses which are not hateful of other religions.

So unless I find some muslims who are ready to condemn the verses in their 'holy book' that are hateful of Hindu form of worship, all stand condemned and right-fully so.

Martand Sun Temple, India
Dec 18, 2014
04:10 AM

Ramesh Ramachandra,

>>". . . out of the 58 comments on this report so far, yours is the sole Muslim voice."

Go to Muslim blogs or to Dawn or The Daily Times.

Indian Muslim Mushawarat, the apex body of India's Muslim organizations, says in its press release, "Words are not sufficient to condemn yesterday’s barbarous attack on school children in Peshawar, Pakistan, which sniffed out lives of 142 defenceless innocent persons mostly students. Tahrik-e Taliban Pakistan, the terrorist organisation responsible for this attack must be crushed and eliminated without mercy,” said the national president of the apex body of Indian Muslim organisations, All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat, Dr. Zafarul-Islam Khan. He added that all such organisations, like ISIS, Boko Haram and Al-Qaeda, are terrorist outfits which mislead the masses in the name of Islam but the pristine and peaceful message of Islam totally disowns their blood-thirsty ideology and tactics. Dr. Khan said while we condemn such misguided outfits, we also condemn states which create such organisations and use “terror” as state policy. In the context of Pakistan, Dr Khan said, the state has used terrorism as a policy starting form the creation of the Afghani Taliban and Lashkar-e Toiba to committing blunders like the attack in 2007 on Lal Masjid which led to the creation of Tahirik-e Taliban Pakistan. Pakistan has also allowed a foreign power to attack its tribal areas with impunity and now since last June has sent its army into North Waziristan reversing the age-old policy of non-interference in the tribal areas. A more nuanced and thought-out strategy with the support of tribal chiefs should have been adopted to tackle the terrorist bases there."

Anwaar, Dallas
Dec 18, 2014
03:47 AM

Untimely and ghoulish move! Go after them in North Waziristan, not in your prisons!

Anwaar, Dallas
Dec 18, 2014
03:39 AM


>> "Even you have been doing regularly double talk here.Whenever you condmned Jihadis you always attached -- also Saffrons are equally dangerous."

That is not double talk. That is consistency and balance. The piece that I had posted is not anti-Hindu. It is pro-Hindu but anti-Hindutva. Here check it out again:

Not My Hinduism: From: Smriti Nevatia

My facebook post today, shared here:

The bhagwa brigade, the loony goons, are speaking in our name.

By our, I mean (for the purposes of this post) Hindus.

Wow. That was tough to type.

The thing is, they are not just speaking, but committing crimes and atrocities in our name. They are swallowing freedoms, in our name.

And so. And therefore.

It may be extremely hard for many of us to speak to the unspeakable Hindutva lot, calling ourselves Hindu, and that is already half their battle won. They've made the word "Hindu" so hard for so many of us to utter. Which is one reason why it is time to do this hard thing.

For those of us "born Hindu", those of us whose names identify us as being of the majority religion by birth, no matter whether we be leftist, atheist, feminist, humanist, QTPOC, it's time to stop being solipsist. It's no longer about whether I care to call myself Hindu. It hasn't been for a long time. It's about whether I am going to let some jaahils and criminals oppress Muslims, Christians, Dalits, queer people, women -- including of course Hindu women -- in the name of what these perpetrators claim is "Hindu" sentiment and tradition.

Every forced conversion, every disgusting act of violence against women and moral policing of women, every depredation and degradation committed in the name of "Hindu culture" and "Hindu religion" needs to be opposed by all thinking Indian citizens, of course; by all who believe in democracy, secular values, gender equality, freedoms of every kind. But it also needs, more than ever, to be opposed specifically by those of us who were born into Hindu families and are "Hindu" either by belief or practice or, simply, default.

We don't need to talk "to" the Hindutva vadis. We can talk "of" them, till they sit up and take notice. Till they stop speaking in our name. Because they don't talk "to" us either, but we are letting them, through our abandoning of the "Hindu" tag, speak of and for us without our consent.

Let us share and post their stupid ideas and speeches and plans on facebook, on twitter, on elists, through all our virtual spaces (while we also get ready for protests in the streets), always with the hashtag? #‎NotMyHinduism?. We can add our own take on what they are saying and doing, our own critiques, but even saying #NotMyHinduism is a take, it's a protest, it's a critique. Let's do it!
Most urgent right now is to express our outrage at the "gharwaapsi" planned for Christmas Day in Aligarh. The UP govt has said they will not let it happen but post-Muzzafarnagar and post so many other things, believe in the UP govt at your peril. The Bajrang whatever has sworn to carry on as planned. Let us prevent communal polarisation and violence in Aligarh, and oppose this "ghar waapsi" nonsense by saying? #‎NotMyHinduism?.

Dallas, United States
Dec 18, 2014
03:23 AM

She is a woman and is soooo aggressive. What would have happened had she been a man.

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perth, Australia
Dec 18, 2014
03:20 AM

Sometimes not doing anything is wrong.

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Dec 18, 2014
03:20 AM

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perth, Australia
Dec 18, 2014
03:11 AM

Good move, even though opposed by some Republican congressmen.

Anwaar, Dallas
Dec 18, 2014
12:15 AM

Trust our columnist managed some work as well, amidst all the khaana peena and sair vair ..

ashok lal
mumbai, India
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