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D-39/3
Oct 23, 2014
11:19 AM

Considering their dwindling population, in future the Prez may greet them individually by name.

K.Suresh, Bangalore
D-38/7
Oct 23, 2014
11:18 AM

You know what I feel? I feel it is divine retribution. For over 3 decades, Canada has been a haven for separatists and terrorists of all hues. Most of the Khalistani crowd finds shelter in this country. The LTTE has been active here for more than 2 decades now. When you give shelter to those who target people of other country, some day it will bite back. I hope Canadians (especially the government) now realize how it is to live with terrorists in their midst.

Ganwaar, Ganwaarpur
D-37/8
Oct 23, 2014
11:13 AM

Mohan,

[[Our idiot journos don't understand that Pakistanis want Indian platform to criticize and ridicule ndia and our stupid media gladly provide them this platform.]]

I'm surprised you guys are still wondering why this is happening. The interview (or panel discussion, I'm not sure) happened on Headlines Today. Guess what, a few days back, Karan Thapar joined HT and very soon the husband-wife duo of Rajdeep Sardesai and Sagarika Ghose followed suit.

Does that clear things up a bit?

Ganwaar, Ganwaarpur
D-36/8
Oct 23, 2014
11:09 AM

Only an idiot would bring in the percentage of votes polled. Should we discard the victories of some candidates who win by a few hundred votes just because they won by, well, a few hundred votes and therefore the vote percentage of the winner is only marginally higher than that of the loser?

When a loser turns bitter, absurdities like the one spouted by Sitaram Yechury are the result.

Ganwaar, Ganwaarpur
D-35/52
Oct 23, 2014
10:53 AM

>> The larger point which you refuse to see even though you are aware of it is that Islamists draw inspiration and sustenance from their scriptures.

Forget scriptures. Talking about other terror organization is stupid, which Anwaar knows, and does anyway.

Currently, there are very few terror movements, other than Islamic. Even when they were present (IRA, LTTE, etc.), they were entirely political.

Islamic terrorism, by contrast, is almost world wide. Often, their motives are not geo-political at all, but driven purely by religious beliefs. Moreover, many a times, these acts are carried out by folks who have lived in their country virtually their entire lives. They often have no connection to groups like Taliban or ISIS, except religion.

Moreover, lot of their "peaceful" brothers, shall provide them moral support. So, a Rushdie writes a book, some Danes draw some cartoons, a Theo Van Gogh makes a movie, and the peaceful guys are out, burning books, destroying buses, announcing bounties.

Bringing in Irgun, or LTTE, or IRA, or anyone else is foolish, and Anwaar knows it. He might not be totally stupid, but he certainly is totally cussed.

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-34/14
Oct 23, 2014
10:51 AM

Apropos the comment/complaint by CLMC that women in burqas were asked to show their faces to the sentries at the gate, the following may be of interest. It was posted on FB by a young Muslim friend of mine who herself wears a hijab (though her mother and sister don't).

AM980 -- London's Breaking News Station
Coming up at 1:05 p.m. on the Andrew Lawton Show: A Pakistani Muslim living in Mississauga is suing the federal government over its rule that women must remove niqabs and burkas--religious face coverings--when taking the citizenship oath. Zunera Ishaq was offered the opportunity to take her own in a private room with a female officer, but declined and filed a lawsuit arguing that her Charter right to freedom of religion is infringed by the regulation. Do you think it is appropriate to wear a face covering while taking the oath of citizenship?

Listen live on AM980, or online at http://player.am980.ca/

My friend's comment.

I actually think it's ridiculous she has issues with going into a separate room and taking her oath. Plus, if she has issues with the basic laws of an adopted home, she really has the option not to live there.

Bonita, Chennai
D-33/51
Oct 23, 2014
10:49 AM

"Hindutva has destroyed your Hinduism!"

Hindutva is the armour that protects Hinduism. When confronted with predatory faiths, Hinduism needs to protect itself while at the same time retaining its inclusive, tolerant and benign character. 

One might believe in an open door policy but when there are thiefs on the prowl, it makes sense to hire some watchmen.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-32/50
Oct 23, 2014
10:31 AM

>> There are 3 million Muslims in UK. Your despicable hatefulness consists of trying to besmirch a whole community. Hindutva has destroyed your Hinduism!

What is the population of muslims in Rockdale, or Rotherham, where muslim gangs targeted little girls for sex grooming? What kind of ideology they are indoctrinated in, that married, "respectable" folks get together, and make plans to target little girls? Even if someone has an evil mentality, and has such hideous thoughts, how will he dare approach one of his friends to discuss such plans, unless he is fairly sure that he shall find a partner in crime?

And, if it takes a village, what kind of village it is that produced so many such bastards?

 
Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-31/2
Oct 23, 2014
10:30 AM

"I extend my heartiest greetings to the Hindus AND Scheduled Caste community on the occasion of Diwali."

On the occasion of Id-ul-Fitr/Adha, did the Pakistani president extend Eid Mubarak greetings to the "Muslims and Shias and Ahmediyas and Ismailis and Bohras"?

D.L.Narayan, Visakhapatnam
D-30/1
Oct 23, 2014
10:30 AM

It is very nice of Mr. Hussain to send the greetings to Hindus AND Scheduled Castes (note that Scheduled Castes are not considered exactly Hindus).

But he has to remember that he is president of Pakistan and should start looking behind his shoulder, else he may be shot by his own bodyguard for blaspheming his own religion with such words, in the land of the "pure".

Non Fanatic, London
D-29/49
Oct 23, 2014
09:57 AM

>>>>> "While most Pakistanis may not have links with terrorist outfits, the groundswell of support for them in the lay public is unbelievable."

>>>>>>>>> "There is no evidence for that."

The rallies of the Jama'at-ud-Da'awa of Hafiz Saeed attract massive crowds. The Dawn of Pakistan describes one such event in Islamabad:

"India should stop describing Kashmir as its indispensable part,” Saeed said from a makeshift stage mounted on a truck. “Otherwise every part of India would be dispensable for us.”

As the crowd cheered, two men performed a patriotic song threatening to “turn the whole of India into Mumbai”.

Others chanted “Whoever is a friend of India is a traitor” and waved black and white striped flags.

“They should know there are a lot of people here who are waiting for the conquest of India,” Hamid Gul, a former chief of the ISI intelligence service, told the crowd. “It will be our privilege to take part in this war.”

www.dawn.com/news/1041013

Pakistan says there is no evidence of its involvement in 26/11. Hamid Gul says there is no evidence of ISI's involvement. Anwaar says that there is no evidence of support for anti-India terrorism in Pakistan. 

Anwaar is an honourable man. And, so are they all, honourable men (with due apologies to Shakespeare)

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-28/7
Oct 23, 2014
09:29 AM

" Savages! Interestingly they never stone a son to death for adultery!"

Misogynist, please note. 

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-27/48
Oct 23, 2014
09:27 AM
Temple priest smashes 8-year-old Dalit boy's head for prasadam

Bengaluru: If you’re hungry and a Dalit, don’t go to a temple to eat free prasadam, or you might get beaten to within an inch of your life! At least that’s what eight year old Santosh discovered when he went to Rudreshwara Swami Temple on Bazaar road in the city, where prasadam was being distributed.

At the sight of the boy, the angry priest bashed the little boy’s head repeatedly against a pillar in the temple, causing him to bleed. The priest suspected that the boy was a thief.

Bhaskar Prasad, a Dalit Sangharsh Samiti (DSS) leader however says that the boy was targeted because his parents were cobblers by profession and belonged to the scheduled caste. “Why would an 8-year-old boy go to a temple on a Sunday morning if it was not for prasadam.

He was a poor boy and hungry,” Bhaskar told Deccan Chronicle. Not surprisingly, police at Nelamangala town police station on Monday morning refused to register a complaint. Santosh’s father Sakabettaiah’s thumb impression was taken on a blank piece of paper! Police denied they had even entertained such a complaint.
Justice? Not by a long chalk.


Mohan
Adiiipur, India
D-26/47
Oct 23, 2014
09:26 AM

Anwaar,

" I remembered that demonizing Muslims is a  bigger point for you and the main reason for you to come to this board!"

You youself have said that Islamists are not Muslims. So, how can expression of concern at the escalation of fundamentalist terror be described as "demonisation of Muslims?" As per your own admission, 99 % of Muslims oppose the Islamists. How can criticism of 1 % be applicable to the remaining 99 %.

Your "larger point" is hard to miss - that terrorism is not unique to Islamists and those with other religious/ideological affiliations have also employed such tactics.

The larger point which you refuse to see even though you are aware of it is that Islamists draw inspiration and sustenance from their scriptures. That is their main strength. Nothing can be more convincing than the words of the Almighty.

The causes, be it Palestine or Kashmir, are political but the support is purely based on religion and the methods utilised are legitimised by using the scriptures.

You, as a man of learning, may be able to ijtihad to gain insight into what jihad is all about but not everybody is an Anwaar. There are hundreds of thousands of semi-literate mujahideen like Ajmal Kasab out there who can be cynically used by the likes of Hafeez Saeed and their ilk. You do not seem to be concerned about it and prefer to characterise those who express concern as demonisers. 

Who is missing the larger point?

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-25/46
Oct 23, 2014
08:38 AM

THE holy book is clear about what to do when you capture a city: “Put to the sword all the men in it”. As for the women and children, “You may take these as plunder for yourselves.” This is pretty much the advice that the fighters of Islamic State (IS) seem to have followed in the Sinjar area of northern Iraq, peopled largely by members of the Yazidi faith, that the jihadists seized last month. Reports by the UN and independent human-rights groups suggest that the invaders executed hundreds of Yazidi men and kidnapped as many as 2,000 women and children.

http://t.co/L9pzgmtp2Z


Mohan
Adiiipur, India
D-24/2
Oct 23, 2014
08:20 AM

I am really stunned as how people ignore mountain of evidence and make a claim , when the contrary has been true for ever, just because they want the facts to be different, so they invent them  !!!

The writer says

"The appeasement of Islamic fundamentalism for capturing the Muslim votebank is the surest way of alienating the Muslim votebank. "

Do you know how Jinnah's muslim league , which had won only 15-20% of muslim votes in previous provincial elections, went on to win 85% of muslim votes in 1945-46 provincial elections ?   Do you know who make the vote bank of Mamata, Mulayam and Laloo ? Do you know why Sonia Gandhi went before elections to meet the communal imam of Jama Masjid , asking for muslim votes ?

Why make such false claims , just because you want muslims to vote contrary to what they normally do ? Its human nature. Its never going to happen. 

MartandSunTemple
Martand Sun Temple, India
D-23/6
Oct 23, 2014
08:00 AM

Gunman who killed Canadian soldier Nathan Cirillo at the Ottawa war memorial was a recent convert to Islam. http://t.co/L9pzgmtp2Z

Mohan, Adiiipur
D-22/1
Oct 23, 2014
08:00 AM

The writer says 

"The appeasement of Islamic fundamentalism for capturing the Muslim votebank is the surest way of alienating the Muslim votebank. "

Oh really ?  Then Why is Mamata in Bengal, Mulayam in UP and Laloo in Bihar appeasing Islamic fundamentalists ?  So they got it all wrong ?  Are they not the favorites of the cummunity that they are appeasing as in Bengal were numerous illegally constructed madrassas on government land have come up with zero prosecution ???

MartandSunTemple
Martand Sun Temple, India
D-21/7
Oct 23, 2014
07:55 AM

Why offer any media space to this pakistani criminal ?

MartandSunTemple, Martand Sun Temple
D-20/5
Oct 23, 2014
07:53 AM

According to CNN’s sources, The gunman Zehaf-Bibeau was born in 1982 and had a history of drug use before his conversion to Islam.  Two days ago another canadian soldier was killed by a recent convert to Islam in canada.

Which country has the largest number of 'converts' to Islam ? India during the 1200 alien, cruel occupation. Just stating the facts. Bitter but true.

MartandSunTemple, Martand Sun Temple
D-19/2
Oct 23, 2014
07:19 AM

>> Those with fascist mentality will attack the seats of democracy

Are these attackers sanghis?

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-18/45
Oct 23, 2014
05:50 AM

>> There is no evidence for that.

I'm always amused by what sickos mean by this. What exactly do they mean by zero evidence? Isn't huge groups on street shouting Allah-o-Akbar not evidence? Isn't terrorists openly setting office, requesting money from ordinary folks (remember, Rs10 for the cost of a bullet to kill an Indian soldier), and receiving lot of money not evidence? Isn't virtually eliminating the entire minority population, and have laws giving death sentence to folks for dishonoring Quran, or Mohammed not evidence? What evidence will suffice?

Isn't it exactly the same trick Pak uses? There is no evidence of terrorism from our country. Nothing India provides is adequate.

No wonder the Paki on this forum uses the exact same tactics.

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-17/44
Oct 23, 2014
05:41 AM

>> On the other hand the BJP in Gujarat won a rich harvest of votes after the massacre of 2002!

The "non-Islamic" parties have also done pretty well in Pukistan, after driving away/killing/converting all Hindus.

I'm sure you love them for this.

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-16/4
Oct 23, 2014
05:41 AM

"Any idea what religion these terrorists who have attacked and killed in Canadian parliament today belong to ?" Martandsuntemple

Janwaars.

Janwaar Bibi, BibiSarai
D-15/5
Oct 23, 2014
04:57 AM

Well, no wonder TOI is refered to as TOILET Paper and they proved it in this contravesy, if you have been on their newspaper site, the entertainment section journalists seem to be highly pervert. Also, they are well known for misleading headlines, if you have been there you will agree that that headline says one thing and the story is altogether different. Anyways, media in India (including outlook) employ people with garbage mentality!

Jatinder
Vancouver, Canada
D-14/43
Oct 23, 2014
02:36 AM


Akash Verma,

>> "have the succus demanded that Modi condemn the killing of Ramesh Jadhav by a bunch of muslims?"

He was not killed because he was a Hindu. He was trying to stop a fight in front of his house. I do not know the religion of the hooligans who killed him.

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-13/22
Oct 23, 2014
02:21 AM


>> "The Court has already proved it."

In Gujarat that does not prove what you think it proves!

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-12/6
Oct 23, 2014
02:17 AM


Savages! Interestingly they never stone a son to death for adultery!

Anwaar, Dallas
D-11/42
Oct 23, 2014
02:14 AM


DLN,

>> "While most Pakistanis may not have links with terrorist outfits, the groundswell of support for them in the lay public is unbelievable."

There is no evidence for that. Parties supporting terrorists have never won more than a handful of seats in Parliament. On the other hand the BJP in Gujarat won a rich harvest of votes after the massacre of 2002!

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-10/41
Oct 23, 2014
02:09 AM


DLN,

>> "The Irgun no longer exists, it has not for several decades. The Lankan Tigers have been wiped out."

I would have said that you had missed the point, but then I remembered that demonizing Muslims is a  bigger point for you and the main reason for you to come to this board!

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-9/1
Oct 23, 2014
02:05 AM

The benevolent attitude of man to religion and goddism needs to be examined.

misogynist, chennai
D-8/1
Oct 23, 2014
01:57 AM

 
Somewhat reminiscent of the attack on the Indian Parliament in 2001. Those with fascist mentality will attack the seats of democracy.

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-7/3
Oct 23, 2014
01:57 AM

2 D MAST

"Any idea what religion these terrorists who have attacked and killed in Canadian parliament today belong to ?"

Guess: are they from the same religion as those bombed in the middle east? 
Religion itself is Evil. So let us not label it in isolation. 

misogynist, chennai
D-6/6
Oct 23, 2014
01:56 AM

Bilawal, watch out.  Here comes the competition. 

P.B. Joshipura, Suffolk, Virginia
D-5/2
Oct 23, 2014
01:49 AM

Any idea what religion these terrorists who have attacked and killed in Canadian parliament today belong to ?

Buddhist ? Jains ? Hindus ?

MartandSunTemple, Martand Sun Temple
D-4/5
Oct 23, 2014
01:41 AM

The reporting on these incidents, particulary in the North American and British media is lazy and/or dishonest.  In the haste to blame "both sides", and to suggest that both India and Pakistan 'blame the other' for starting the firing, real questions have been lost sight of. 

Who is always trying to raise the Kashmir issue? -Pakistan

Who is trying to infiltrate terrorists into Kashmir-Pakistan

Who wants to cleanse the border areas of non-Moslems or even Moslems who are not sympathetic to Kashmir separatism-Pakistan

Does the Pakistani military want to assert itself and show that it is the real power in the country?-  Yes

Does Pakistan want to send a message that whatever India achieves in Washington, or on the planet Mars, it must deal with the Kashmir issue if it wants lasting peace in the subcontinent?-  Absolutely yes.

Now ask these same questions of India and the Indian army, including vis-a-vis the Pakistani Kashmir or POK, and also of the Indian army's position in the power structure in India,  and the motive becomes totally lost.  India is not raising the issue of POK, or providing cover-fire for infiltrators into that area.

The motivation is almost all on the Pakistani side. The international, and even sections of the Indian, doesn't seem to get it. Or it is wary of stating it, for whatever perverse reason.

Varun Shekhar
Toronto, CANADA
D-3/5
Oct 23, 2014
12:59 AM

An interview much better not taken. 

ashok lal, mumbai
D-2/21
Oct 23, 2014
12:58 AM

DLN garu,

[[Ganwaar ni Telugu lo anuvaadistey Palleturivaade kadaa.]]

Bhaley ga chepparandi! :)

Ganwaar
Ganwaarpur, India
D-1/8
Oct 23, 2014
12:54 AM

Why are these words "appropriate", "heist" etc. being used? Is Modi not an Indian? Does he not have the same right over our so-called icons as other Indians have? If he has used them to convey a point effectively, isn't it something we all should admire and learn from on how to make use of something efficiently? Are Gandhi, Patel, Nehru etc. RK Misra's father's property?

Ganwaar
Ganwaarpur, India
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