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D-141/11
Sep 02, 2014
11:53 PM

"Shakeel Qalandar, a businessman and member of the Kashmir Centre for Social and Development Studies, says the ‘Mission 44+’ seems to be “one of the sinister designs of the BJP to achieve its so-called assimilation of Kashmir with a Hindu union to erase our cultural, political and social identity”.

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A secular NRI commentator Mr. Anwaar based in Dallas, USA agrees, " The Sanghi liars with their Fascist Hindutwa agenda are trying to destabilize the secular Kashmir". "The secular Muslims already fear that the Hindus will trample their minority rights. Any discussion about cultural assimilation with the rest of India at this stage will hurt the religious sentiment of the Muslims", Mr. Anwaar added.

DC
NEW YORK, United States
D-140/2
Sep 02, 2014
11:43 PM

Absolutely spinechilling.

An excerpt was shown on CNN. A western ISIS fighter, masked and speaking in a British accent, waves a combat knife while delivering his harangue while a hapless Sotloff, in an orange jumpsuit kneels beside his butcher. The expression on his face is of bewilderment. Obviously, he does not know what is in store for him. Thankfully, the actual beheading was not shown.

Next on the ISIS list is a British journalist, David Haines.

When will the world wake up to the dangers of Islamic fundamentalism? Governments the world over must adopt a zero tolerance policy towards terrorist outfits. 

The pressure on Obama to act decisively against ISIS is rising rapidly and the world should brace itself for another war.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-139/1
Sep 02, 2014
11:25 PM

Obama has promised to work hard and headed straight for the golf course to improve his game.

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-138/5
Sep 02, 2014
11:16 PM

On Yogi and proposal made for cut in Taxes on fuels when in Opposition ,your views.

harun, chennai
D-137/4
Sep 02, 2014
11:07 PM

I have been fair and asked portent Questions.""

Harun

100 days are too small a period to notice the change in country where Politicians have looted country for 67 yeras minus Nehru's period .

Let us wait 300 days more .

On China what can India do when UPA left our Country had 7 days ammunition to fight a War .7 days figure was given by C-in C Mr Bikram Singh .

On price rise I read an article in TOI giving facts and figures .Food front is already stabilized .Problem lies with fruits and vegetables .Steps have been taken here too but what to do if UPA State Govts don't take action against the hoarders ??
CM s of BJP ruled have also to work .They are lacking too.
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ashok kumar ghai
Mumbai, India
D-136/2
Sep 02, 2014
10:56 PM

''' THE discrimination, often outright victimisation, suffered by religious minorities in Pakistan is well documented, and the violence that breaks out in this connection regrettably frequent.

It is not just the growing narrow-mindedness in society that leads to prejudice, what is of equal concern is that we have on our law books clauses — such as the so-called blasphemy law — that allow discrimination and harassment.

The white stripe on the national flag designed to represent Pakistan’s numerous minority-religion groups is ignored by both state and society.

But there are also other, less obvious, ways in which the country’s lack of ownership of and concern for such sections of the citizenry plays out.

Also Read : Historic temple’s days may be numbered

Consider, for example, the prospect faced by the Maharishi Valmik Swamiji Mandir in Chaklala Cantonment, Rawalpindi, and the Hindu residents that live in the Gracy Lines area.

The 79-year-old temple is in active use and the only place of worship for Hindus in the vicinity. But the authorities want to build an educational and housing complex, and the demolishing of several Hindu residences is imminent.

While as yet no written notice has been issued concerning its demolition, devotees and others have reason to believe that the worst may happen.

There can be no argument that the temple must not be touched, given its importance to the Hindu community of the area as well as its historical significance.

Development is necessary, but not at the cost of citizens’ rights and the country’s heritage.

More than that, the authorities need to take heed of the signals being sent out by their uncaring attitude towards threatened structures that are dear to members of minority religions.""

www.dawn.com/news/1129260/endangered-temple

ashok kumar ghai, Mumbai
D-135/4
Sep 02, 2014
10:46 PM

Are any of these jehadis Saba's relatives? After all, she claims that her family has produced a large number of these?

Dear Saba,

Do any of the love jehadis your family has produced, been targeting minor girls? If no, was it not ethical on your part to at least speak up against that?

Whats InAName, San Francisco
D-134/3
Sep 02, 2014
10:40 PM

This is brilliant. All the sickos must be feeling aroused and impotent at the same time.

Whats InAName, San Francisco
D-133/3
Sep 02, 2014
10:37 PM

He tried his best to cover up misdeeds of Congress. He was caught by SC when CBI Director admiite in SC that Vahan Vati had seen CBI report before submission to SC .

This forced the SC to call CBI a parrot in Golden Cage.

ashok kumar ghai, Mumbai
D-132/1
Sep 02, 2014
10:36 PM

These deserve citizenship,India can accomadate these helpless people who face persecution.

harun, chennai
D-131/2
Sep 02, 2014
10:34 PM

The man ended up defending the indefensible

harun, chennai
D-130/3
Sep 02, 2014
10:31 PM

I said its no different to UPA,given the fact fuel price Policy or Personal Tax levels or price rise of essentials go.

I asked why taxes on Fuel was not cut as promised by Namo.To reduce the burden on common man.

Do you agree with Yogi has said and its justified.

What has India done about the incursions by China since 100 days.Is it any differnt to what lame duck UPA did.

I have been fair and asked portent Questions.

harun, chennai
D-129/2
Sep 02, 2014
10:22 PM

I have not seen it but I am told that Vinod Mehta is out on TV criticizing Modi for gifting the Gita!!!

Modi knows the succus like the palm of his own hand and he needles them perfectly. His critics, in contrast, have not understood the man at all.

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-128/2
Sep 02, 2014
10:20 PM

"The fact that India supported his action against Pak on talks is a proof enough for Modi to deliver on his promises."

You said Modi had lost the plot within two weeks of taking office. WHat changed?

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-127/1
Sep 02, 2014
10:09 PM

Modi honestly has shown urgency on some issues ,like being more assertive.For sure.

But Modi needs to clarify if he seconds what Avaidiyanath did say in his speech,did not amount to threat and danger to peace.

On Pakistan Modi put the Pakis in there place,by calling off redundant talks.Jai ho.

On China Modi must clarify on the number of incursions by China in the last 100 days and if he goes with the clarifications that its the miconception about border by Chinese forces is the cause of incursions.

Modi has a mandate and the time ,Modi just does not need Avaidiyanath and co to win elections.

The fact that India supported his action against Pak on talks is a proof enough for Modi to deliver on his promises.

harun, chennai
D-126/8
Sep 02, 2014
09:49 PM

Most of India's Sufis are Sunnis. Most of India's Sunnis are Sufis. Anwaar

Most of Pakistan's Muslims too were sufis. Fortunately, they saw the error of their ways and they converted Pakistan into a kaffir-free zone.

Janwaar Bibi, BibiSarai
D-125/5
Sep 02, 2014
09:19 PM

"It has come out that Mamta as Railway Minister forced IRTC to enter into contract with Sharda Group on extremely unfavourable terms to the Railway Organisation ."

Thanks for the info, Ghai.

The lady has reasons to be scared.  Sharda group misdeeds may not amount to much legally but can be a political nightmare.

I hope it happens.

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-124/1
Sep 02, 2014
09:06 PM

In 100 days, kejriwal would have resigned two times with days to spare. And Modi???

AAP is right.

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-123/4
Sep 02, 2014
09:06 PM

I am posting this news here as there is no chance Outlook News Team will ever publish the Mamta's misdeeds.
corrected

ashok kumar ghai, Mumbai
D-122/3
Sep 02, 2014
09:03 PM

Mamta is petrified presently.

CBI under direction of the SC is investigating the Sharda scam in WB.It has come out that Mamta as Railway Minister forced IRTC to enter into contract with Sharda Group on extremely unfavourable terms to the Railway Organisation .

But even BJP can't help her to save her Chair now.

So she is crying that she is being framed by CBI .

I am posting this news here as there is no chance Outlook News Team will neve rpublish the Mamta's misdeeds.

ashok kumar ghai, Mumbai
D-121/7
Sep 02, 2014
08:59 PM

Sufi, Sunni, Shia, Jehadi, Mullah....or whatever u can call...are dirty Suckers !

JO MB, Kolkata
D-120/64
Sep 02, 2014
08:58 PM

I found excerpts of Ambedkar's book in Wikipedia:

" In the struggle for political power between the two nations the rule of the game which Mr. Savarkar prescribes is to be one man one vote, be the man Hindu or Muslim. In his scheme a Muslim is to have no advantage which a Hindu does not have. Minority is to be no justification for privilege and majority is to be no ground for penalty. The State will guarantee the Muslims any defined measure of political power in the form of Muslim religion and Muslim culture. But the State will not guarantee secured seats in the Legislature or in the Administration and, if such guarantee is insisted upon by the Muslims, such guaranteed quota is not to exceed their proportion to the general population."

Well, Savarkar was a communal leader and Jinnah was secular .

DC
NEW YORK, United States
D-119/2
Sep 02, 2014
08:58 PM

West Bengal, once the premier state in India has sunk to the bottom, thanks to the Marxists and Mamata.

The only hope for the future of Bengal is the BJP. Let's hope that the BJP gets its act together in Bengal and tap into the groundswell of disappointment and disenchantment with Mamata.

Surely the Bengalis deserve a credible alternative to the TMC and the Marxists.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-118/1
Sep 02, 2014
08:55 PM

The apex court cannot change the law, that is Parliament's prerogative, but, short of that, it is trying to soften the rigours of a punishment that many societies have abolished. The entire doctrine of rarest of the rare has been crafted to reduce the number of convicts who will be hanged. Perhaps the mode by which the penalty is enforced could be changed to lethal injection. 

ashok lal, mumbai
D-117/1
Sep 02, 2014
08:51 PM

"ve my own commitment and my own conviction that if I meet some great person of the world, I will give it(Gita) and that is why I brought it," he said.

So what is Modi going to gift Obama?

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-116/1
Sep 02, 2014
08:49 PM

What a pity ! Rest in peace.

ashok lal, mumbai
D-115/17
Sep 02, 2014
08:47 PM

" He should have give Gita+Quran+Bible+Dhammapada+Granth Sahib+ Das Kapital."

You forgot "Mein Kampf." Saroja is going to insist on it. As an inclusive leader, he should also listen to her.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-114/1
Sep 02, 2014
08:45 PM

"Rahul Gandhi is a member of the Committee on External Affairs"

He is eminently qualified. No other Indian stays out of India as much as Rahul. People say he is dating some Canadian woman(among other women).He must have good experience on external "affairs".

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-113/63
Sep 02, 2014
08:44 PM

Anwaar

I believe you are smart enough to know that your arguments are  weak.

Jinnah's two nation theory took shape long before the Cabinet Mission's discussions of sharing of power. You can read his speeches (even in Wikipedia where from you love to quote) in early 1940s where he had clearly defined the idea of Pakistan as well as why two communities cannot live side by side under one nationhood. His arguments were ridiculously weak, were appreciated by nobody except his communal Muslim followers (including yourself as a Muslim from post partition India). You can read Maulana Azad's opposition to the claim of Pakistan from his speeches why such idea appeared ridiculous to others who were also serving minority interests. It is a lot easy to quote Lapat Rai (and why not Syed Ahmad Khan?) and the Hindu Mahasabha to lessen Jinnah's role and blame on Nehru and Patel and Gandhi for not agreeing to the Cabinet Mission formula.

The truth is Jinnah was always in favor of Pakistan and was agreeable only to any proposal which makes his lands of the pure act almost like a nation state with a token allegiance (with a lot of caveats) to the fedral government of India. Even Pakistani researchers (with liberal credentials) do not agree that Pakistan was only a  tactic for negotiation and not a strategy for Pakistan. (Jinnah knew he had little time left as he was suffering from an incurable disease- so your belief that Jinnah wanted to retire in Bombay after getting his cherished Pakistan is absolutely ridiculous).

When you quote a couple of those speeches to prove Jinnah , the politician's secular credentials in 1947, you forget in 1948 Jinnah was saying: " Islam has taught us this and I think you will agree with me, for whatever you may be and wherever you are, you are a Muslim. You belong to a nation now. You have carved out a territory, a vast territory, it is all yours; it does not belong to a Punjabi or a Sindhi or a Pathan or a Bengali, it is yours". Is it addressed to Muslims or is it addressed to communities belonging to other religions? 

Another pearl of secular wisdom from a speech in 1948 in Eat Pakistan :"What you want is not to talk about Bengalis, Punjabis, Sindhis, Baluchis, Pathans and so on. They are, of course, units; but I ask you, have you forgotten the lesson that was taught to us 1300 years ago? If I may point [it] out, you are all outsiders here. Who were the original inhabitants of Bengal? -- not those who are now living [in it]. So what is the use of saying "We are Bengalis, or Sindhis, or Pathans, or Punjabis"? No, we are Muslims, Islam had taught us this. Here I think you will agree with me that whatever else you may be and whatever you are, you are Muslims. You belong to a nation now."

Who are you folling here?

Although I do not subscribe to staunchly communal ideas expressed by a few individuals in this forum, in my definition you are no less communal than some of these commentators when you overlook, downplay or misrepresent the facts. And as a secular you conveniently prefer to be a Hindu secular, who can trash BJP for communalism but see communalism of Muslim leaders like Jinnah through the lense of establishing minority rights amidst the fantom of fear of the persection of the majority. And you can continue to remain embedded to Jinnah brand of secularism in free India. Through family relations I know closely experiences of Hindus living in the lands of the pure. Unfortunately your co-religionists are rather unkind to minorities. Perhaps the idea of Islam as you would like to explain here is like your idea of Jinnah from Jinnah's speeches i.e. you try really hard to interpret from the maze of sayings/writings the idea of tolerance towards non-adherents, no matter if such ideas appear plainly ridiculous, far-fetched or pre duplicity to others..

DC
NEW YORK, United States
D-112/3
Sep 02, 2014
08:44 PM

The offender, being a juvenile, has been sent to a juvenile home. Fine. What about his accomplices in the crime? What about the Qazi who converted her?

In secular Bihar, they will wait for the media attention to die down and then dismiss the case. 

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-111/16
Sep 02, 2014
08:43 PM