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D-32/26
Oct 31, 2014
10:23 AM

"Bukhari should have invited Modi. Surely Modi would have skipped and that would have been a feast for the media and the gullibles." - Gayatri

Modi certainly is lucky Imam has turned a certain adversity into an advantage. Getting his cohorts' misadventure in WB exposed must have impaired Imam's judgement.

K.Suresh, Bangalore
D-31/32
Oct 31, 2014
09:08 AM
R. Saroja
Bombay, India
D-30/31
Oct 31, 2014
08:38 AM

*2014

R. Saroja
Bombay, India
D-29/31
Oct 31, 2014
08:35 AM

Saroja mami,

[[Thank you so much. But a half century of posts in my interactions page in a day is a bit overwhelming.]]

But then, I deal with half a century of your cohorts - operating like a pack of wolves - in a day too. Have I complained?

Ganwaar
Ganwaarpur, India
D-28/1
Oct 31, 2014
08:31 AM

Mr Arabul Islam is the islamic war-lord of south bengal. Just read about his murderous attacks organized against a village resulting in 3 murders just last week.  The impunity with which such criminals operate and terrorize Hindus in a Hindu majority nation is nothing short of shameful to the core. 

MartandSunTemple, Martand Sun Temple
D-27/30
Oct 31, 2014
08:28 AM

History Repeats - Is it 2004 or 1977? In 1977,  Punjab militancy, Ayodhya mobilization, and pogroms were still in future.  

                          The fear of history

R. Saroja
Bombay, India
D-26/25
Oct 31, 2014
08:28 AM

The silence of muslim leaders and islamic organizations on this blatant act of disrespect by a known brazen communal cleric is deafening. By there silence they are party to this thugs anti-national acts.

MartandSunTemple, Martand Sun Temple
D-25/29
Oct 31, 2014
07:53 AM

"Old repressions, new tyrannies: by Shiv Visvanathan"

You have to admire these morons for recycling same fear mongering trash and Anwar for posting the link them. These sicko vultures are the worst types of communalists to like to fan communal tension when there is none. The faster they become irrelvent, the better for the country.

Maha
NJ, United States
D-24/24
Oct 31, 2014
07:50 AM

It is a non news. No one really cares whom he invites.

Maha
NJ, United States
D-23/23
Oct 31, 2014
07:45 AM

Modi is not alone. There are millions in India and abroad who would keep the Muslims at a distance, had they been given a chance.


GEORGE

It is such a kind of simmering discontent accumulated over a long period of time toward the Muslims for the acts of some of them, that provoked the 2002 Gujarat riots.The innocents suffered in the milieu. Provoked by such acts of idiots, hope it will not repeat in future .

sandilya
Chennai, India
D-22/22
Oct 31, 2014
07:32 AM

More than the contemptous snub by Bhukhari when he chose to invite Pakistan PM ignoring our PM,it is  his glaring lack of respect to the PM when he uttered the name mere Narendra Modi without the expected courteous prefix Shri or Mr. and suffix Ji, shocked me.His unbounded contempt to the office of democratically elected  Indian PM reinforces the Indian majority opinion that he and his followers are traitors of  first order, and their lack of  loyalty to the constitution and this country is not just suspect but real and crysttal clear. No more proof is required.The constitution or it's protector that gives the idiot the right to dissent has no value in his eyes.  

At a time when Pakistan has resorted to unprovoked firing and killing our soldiers at the LOC, this act of Bhukari is nothing short of being treasonous. If he has not invited Paki PM and also our PM, it is no issue, for it is the prerogative of the host who he chooses to invite . But then he has invited the enemy PM and committed worst act of contempt.

The silver lining is that many Muslim panelists except the brother of Bukhari dissociated with this perfidious act of Bhukhari and Kamaal Farouki has gone on to say that Bukhari did a great disservice to the Muslim community and compounded the problems that they already have on hand.From what I know of this man, I was expecting him to justify Bukhari but he unequivocally called the act unwarranted and for once he was in agreement with BJP spokesman..
But the treacherous Congi spokesman Renuka was the only one who came up with riders when she said,"May be Bukhari shouldn't have done it but then it is his prerogative"!!.Pathetic to see her say for the sake of political points. Stupids will never learn even from experiences.

sandilya
Chennai, India
D-21/21
Oct 31, 2014
07:22 AM

Bukhari should have invited Modi. Surely Modi would have skipped and that would have been a feast for the media and the gullibles. Wrong move.

gayatri, madrid
D-20/20
Oct 31, 2014
06:34 AM

"I have invited several Indian and foreign political leaders for attending the anointment ceremony of my son. Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has also been invited, but I have not sent invitation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as Muslims have not forgiven him for the Gujarat riots," Bukhari said here.

Among those invited by him are BJP leaders Rajnath Singh, Harsh Vardhan, Syed Shahnawaz Hussain and Vijay Goel, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.

It will be interesting to see who attends this function.

Bonita, Chennai
D-19/2
Oct 31, 2014
06:04 AM

''Pakistan today said it was against arms race in South Asia'' What a lie. Their pants are on fire. So they talk of peace. Pakistan cannot be trusted.

george, london
D-18/19
Oct 31, 2014
06:02 AM

By behaving like this , Shahi Imam has added some more votes in the BJP camp for the coming elections.  Imam is free to go and live in Pakistan. 

george, london
D-17/18
Oct 31, 2014
05:59 AM

Bukhari said, "It is not a personal fight. He does not like us and we do not like him. Modi never tried to reach out to the Muslims and kept the Muslims at a distance."

Modi is not alone. There are millions in India and abroad who would keep the Muslims at a distance, had they been given a chance. 

 
george, london
D-16/1
Oct 31, 2014
04:02 AM

This minister seems to relish wars.

misogynist, chennai
D-15/1
Oct 31, 2014
04:00 AM

"Why would the RSS chief talk to UGC chairman on how education should be?" 

Brainwashing is at the heart of any ideology, especially religion.

misogynist, chennai
D-14/33
Oct 31, 2014
03:58 AM

So these wealthy people were allegedly depositing 100s of crores in Swiss Banks for a paltry 3% interest - because they could not 'invest' it in India - like the politicians routinely do - for much better returns?

MGRs money was famously carried in gunny bags, but are actually invested along OMR, engineering and medical colleges. Kanimozhis 200 crores for the 2G scam are in her TV channel. Even Vadra has investments in DLF. 

Should we believe this cock and bull story by the BJP, that there are 'billions out there'? 

misogynist, chennai
D-13/17
Oct 31, 2014
03:56 AM

I think we are giving too much importance to this news. Purely from an event perspective, it's a religious event. Inviting co-religionists from other places, and not inviting Hindus from India, is okay with me.

At the same time, of course, it's not so simple. It's a political statement. Unfortunately for the sickos, it's a stupid one. It ends up showing them as idiots, uncouth, anti-national, and communal (all terms apply to them, but this act highlights it).

It's perfectly okay to slam the sickos for this, but no reason to feel agitated about this. Such acts in fact, are good for BJP.

And BTW, isn't there a non-bailable warrant against Bukhari? This might be bad timing, but Modi needs to act against him.

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-12/1
Oct 31, 2014
03:49 AM

'Narcotics' is an easy excuse to plant innocent people.

SL judge knows very well that a matriarchal society will support her judgement to kill the 5-8 innocent males.

Indian should be reacting more strongly. Is Modi awake to this?

misogynist, chennai
D-11/3
Oct 31, 2014
03:40 AM

Well done Outlook!

One would have hoped that the committe would have taken a wholistic view, rather than decide on the basis of a few select articles.

WMS seems composed of the worlds leading anti-male media. A bad omen for gender neutral reporting.

misogynist
chennai, India
D-10/30
Oct 31, 2014
03:34 AM

>> But a half century of posts in my interactions page in a day is a bit overwhelming.

Then stop lying so much.

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-9/16
Oct 31, 2014
03:32 AM

>> Like Michele Obama giving him a miss.

Has Shahi Imam also started sleeping with Obama?

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-8/2
Oct 31, 2014
03:27 AM

If riots spread and he (Modi) is unable to control them, especially in BJP-ruled states, the contentions, images and politics of 2002 will come back to haunt. Muslims, of course, will not return to him, but many Hindus who voted for his governance and growth promise, not for Hindu nationalism, will also desert him."
indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/sparks-not-fires/

Is this why sickos are promoting riots?

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-7/1
Oct 31, 2014
01:55 AM

Arms race  is one way India can bankrupt Pakistan because just to keep up with India, Pakistan will have to spend huge per centage of its GDP to purchase arms. 

P.B. Joshipura, Suffolk, Virginia
D-6/2
Oct 31, 2014
01:51 AM

In India for proving any charges for any criminal activities, all you can say reliably is when you will start investigation.  You never can tell when it will be finished.  Recently there was a story about a postman who was removed from his service in 1984 for allegely stealing 50 Rupees.  He was found innocent in October 2014.  They say 1/3rd of our prison population of alleged criminals whose trial is not even started.  So about the Black Money, only thing government can say is when it can begin, not when it can end.

P.B. Joshipura, Suffolk, Virginia
D-5/2
Oct 31, 2014
01:31 AM

"a Beijing-based organization"

Didn't you feel ashamed of being honored by a 'free media' honoring organization from "Beijing, China"?

Santosh Gairola
Hsinchu, Taiwan
D-4/28
Oct 31, 2014
01:18 AM

 
Old repressions, new tyrannies: by Shiv Visvanathan

Majoritarian definitions of the world can articulate old repressions, once illegitimate, into new tyrannies. Narendra Modi has acquired an electoral majority but this new majority seeks a redress of old scores. This majority feels that years of appeasement have spoilt minorities and it now wants a redress on its terms. For decades, the silent majority had to suppress its sense of religion, folklore to adjust to a secular modernist space. Today, it treats those categories with contempt. Mr. Modi, the majority feels, has liberated India from the hypocrisy of secularism. At these moments, the majority voices the need to reassert itself, creating a more defined intolerance for minorities.

This situation has explosive possibilities. Michael Mann, in a classic study of Africa, has shown that instabilities of electoral democracy have led to genocide, where one side decides that electoralism is fragile and opts for exterminism. One tries to eliminate rather than subdue the opponent. The opponent from rival becomes the enemy to be eliminated.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) through its acts of appropriation and rewriting history is turning history into a fragile object. Every emerging party has a right to challenge history to redress old wrongs but rewriting can become sinister.

A certain idea of India has become dominant, and in many ways it is pretentious in its inclusiveness. Yet, as one draws a scenario of such forces — a nationalist diaspora, a weak party system, a silent media, a majoritarian democracy, a vulnerable minority — one realises that democracy faces threats from within. The question is whether India has the imagination to sense the ironies and paradoxes it is currently creating and combating them in the future.

www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/lead-article-old-repressions-new-tyrannies/article6545466.ece

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-3/15
Oct 31, 2014
01:01 AM


Our so-called "Shahi Imams" have been a source of embarrassment for us for a long time. It is time this outdated dynastic system is abolished.

Anwaar, Dallas
D-2/1
Oct 31, 2014
12:32 AM


Sparks, not fires:  by Ashutosh Varshney 


"Hindu-Muslim segregation, in daily life and associations, was the best predictor of rioting. If India’s future economic growth produces bridging ties between Hindus and Muslims, one should expect riots not to have a large resurgence. . . . If riots spread and he (Modi) is unable to control them, especially in BJP-ruled states, the contentions, images and politics of 2002 will come back to haunt. Muslims, of course, will not return to him, but many Hindus who voted for his governance and growth promise, not for Hindu nationalism, will also desert him."
indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/sparks-not-fires/

Anwaar, Dallas
D-1/1
Oct 31, 2014
12:18 AM

 
Congrats, Outlook! Independent and liberal voices are needed now more than ever.
 

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
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