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D-83/2
Aug 29, 2014
05:35 PM

Modi simply wished for this day but holds no GANESHTAAR party. Shows his disdain for hinduism.

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-82/5
Aug 29, 2014
05:27 PM

India registers its best growth rate in two years--thanks to Modi. THe simple change of govt and decisive nature of the regime has brought back a lot of confidence among various sections.

It will take another 2-3 years for growth to become optimal but a very good beginning has been made.

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
D-81/28
Aug 29, 2014
05:21 PM

The threat to hindus was as real in 1920s as it is now.

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
D-80/1
Aug 29, 2014
05:14 PM

I am very surprised. THought Panneerselvam would give a stiff fight.

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-79/1
Aug 29, 2014
05:13 PM

Hillary and Obama's "reset" diplomacy is working splendidly.

But what was truly amazing is Obama's admittance that he does not have a strategy on ISIS. In january he dismissed them as a bunch of local thugs. Since then, he has been working  very hard to improve his swing. Had no time for silly things like ISIS.

What is important is how he plays the 18th hole.

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-78/1
Aug 29, 2014
04:36 PM

This is how Indian Muslims going for Haj are classified by the Haj administration of Arab countries. 

P.B. Joshipura, Suffolk, Virginia
D-77/44
Aug 29, 2014
03:17 PM

"It is said that after completing his term as Governor General of Pakistan he had planned to retire in his beloved Bombay. That's why he never sold his house in Malabar Hill."

Nothing could be dearer to him than his beloved Pakistan. He also knew that his end was near, even before Pakistan came into existence. 

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-76/1
Aug 29, 2014
02:47 PM

Ambedkar demanded separate state, NOT reservations for Dalits in 2nd Round Table Conference.

I Have Petitioned Prime Minister of India To Create A Separate Nation For Untouchable People In India.
 

David Rukstales, Tokyo
D-75/1
Aug 29, 2014
02:39 PM

Gen. Kayani had the grace and maturity to keep the army away from political office, sensing that Pakistan was changing; good that his successor is continuing that fine tradition. The role and the influence of the army will not wither away any time soon, but civilian governments will be free to administer the internal affairs and repair the economy of Pakistan. 

ashok lal, mumbai
D-74/43
Aug 29, 2014
02:28 PM

"Hindus and Muslims belong to the same race."

Which is why I called Jinnah communal.

In his view, however, they belonged to different nations. Hence, as per  Jinnah's view, he was a racist.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-73/42
Aug 29, 2014
02:13 PM


D.L.Narayan,

>> "Maybe "racist" is the correct word?"

Hindus and Muslims belong to the same race.

>> "could not stomach living in a Dar ul Harb dominated by Hindus and wanted the creation of a Dar Ul Islam on Indian soil."


Those terms did not mean anything to him. It is said that after completing his term as Governor General of Pakistan he had planned to retire in his beloved Bombay. That's why he never sold his house in Malabar Hill.

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-72/27
Aug 29, 2014
01:52 PM

 So now all seculars are ganged up and trying to push their anti hindu agenda. If same fears were prevailing in 1920, it means that it is not a propaganda byt a reality. Even in UK it was found that muslim youth target non muslim women as easy prey. 

The strategy is clear they keep muslim women locked in Burqa and trap hindu women.

Abhianv
lucknow, India
D-71/41
Aug 29, 2014
01:52 PM

" One can be secular or communal in national or state politics. But is "communal" a proper word when one is fighting for a homeland?"

Maybe "racist" is the correct word? After all, Jinnah was a Muslim supremacist who could not stomach living in a Dar ul Harb dominated by Hindus and wanted the creation of a Dar Ul Islam on Indian soil.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-70/3
Aug 29, 2014
01:38 PM


Movement to Boycott Israel Gains Momentum in Europe

The war in Gaza and its aftermath have inflamed opinion in Europe and, experts and analysts say, are likely to increase support for the movement to boycott, disinvest from and sanction Israel, known as BDS.

www.nytimes.com/2014/08/29/world/europe/with-gaza-war-movement-to-boycott-israel-gains-momentum-in-europe.html

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-69/40
Aug 29, 2014
01:16 PM


Saroja, 

>> "Why did Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan tell Congress that they had thrown them to wolves when Cong accepted Partition plans without consulting Khudai Khidmadgar leaders?"

Because they were thrown to the wolves. Both NWFP and Baluchistan would have been better integrated with a united India than they are with Pakistan.  Maulana Abul Kalam Azad too was kept in the dark when Nehru, Patel and Gandhi decided on partition.

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-68/7
Aug 29, 2014
01:13 PM

Seculars are trying to bring down Adityanath by hook or by crook. Even during bad phases of BJP he reatined his seat. So now everybody is out to get him. This is yellow jouranlism at its best.

Abhianv
lucknow, India
D-67/39
Aug 29, 2014
01:06 PM


Pinaki Ray,

>> "Are you denying that you are (descendent of ?) a convert ?"

I have never seen even the most despicapable and ill-bred hate merchant ask such an idiotic, improper and rude question! You must be retarded. 

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-66/38
Aug 29, 2014
01:02 PM
D.L.Narayan,

>>>> " Kafir applies only to those who pretended to be Muslims but conspired against Muhammad behind his back."

"That's fantastic. According to Anwaar's scholars, I am not a kafir, in spite of my idolatry, my polytheism and my infidelity." 

If your religion allows idolatry and polytheism, they are kosher for you. Your infidelity is a matter between you and your wife. If you pretend to be a Muslim while at the same time conspiring against Muslims, you are a kafir.

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-65/37
Aug 29, 2014
12:57 PM


D.L.Narayan,

>> "After running a successful, violent and rabidly communal movement for the creation of a land of the pure, he shamelessly declares his secular credentials."

One can be secular or communal in national or state politics. But is "communal" a proper word when one is fighting for a homeland? When Zionists partitioned Palestine to create Israel, were they communal? At the beginning of his political career he was praised to the sky by Sarojini Naidu and Gokhle as a prince of Hindu-Muslim unity. At the end of his political career he gave his secular speech 4 days before independence. In between he was thrown into the position of one who had to mobilize his community as a political force. Partition was a blunder but it resulted from the intransigence of several people and from some very serious blunders made in 1946. Your simplistic vilification is now the standard mantra in India so any fool can say it without fear of contradiction.

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-64/26
Aug 29, 2014
12:37 PM

>> Probably it is easy to arrange a maulvi to conduct a hurried marriage. How does one convert to hinduism?

So you have no idea. Yet, you are using this vague theory to wriggle out of explaining the massive difference in the converts to Islam vs Hinduism.

I don't expect you to understand, but other smart folks shall understand why I call you dishonest.

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-63/36
Aug 29, 2014
12:36 PM


Saachbolo,

>> "If Jinnah was not a monstorous communal mass murderer but 'secular' as per fascist islamists."

Are L.K.Advani and Jaswant Singh fascist Islamists? Besides spewing poison, are you capable of doing anything else?

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-62/25
Aug 29, 2014
12:32 PM

>> is conversion to Islam easier than to Hinduism?

Probably it is easy to arrange a maulvi to conduct a  hurried marriage. How does one convert to hinduism?

R. Saroja
Bombay, India
D-61/2
Aug 29, 2014
12:28 PM


> "The fact these guys were predominantly Pakistani heritage men should not be a reason for providing a cloak of invisibility," Muhbeen Hussain, founder of British Muslim Youth, told BBC. "There's nowhere in the Pakistani culture or the religion of Islam that says child exploitation is allowed – it's completely forbidden."

Good cause! Trying to hush-hush such misdeeds (as was done in the Catholic Church for many years) is always a mistake.

Anwaar, Dallas
D-60/24
Aug 29, 2014
12:27 PM

>> Now geniuses will ask for a moratorium on conversions rather than asking for easy provisions under Special Marriages Act

I will make as much efforts for that as I shall compliment you for your intellect.

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-59/23
Aug 29, 2014
12:25 PM

>> Ease of conversion?

Even that will not explain such wide disparities. Even my sixth grader shall understand that.

BTW, is conversion to Islam easier than to Hinduism?

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-58/1
Aug 29, 2014
12:24 PM

Asians don't have roads, period, let alone rules... They leap frogged into the 21st century with neither.

Non Fanatic, London
D-57/35
Aug 29, 2014
12:22 PM

Anwaar,

Why did Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan tell Congress that they had thrown them to wolves when Cong accepted Partition plans without consulting Khudai Khidmadgar leaders?

R. Saroja
Bombay, India
D-56/1
Aug 29, 2014
12:17 PM

Lies

Misogynist, Chennai
D-55/1
Aug 29, 2014
12:16 PM

Selective Hyperreporting by the Antimale Media with the Intent to Negatively stereotype males in General.

( S H A M I N G  )

Misogynist, Chennai
D-54/1
Aug 29, 2014
12:14 PM

Lies

Misogynist, Chennai
D-53/1
Aug 29, 2014
12:13 PM

The worsening law and order situation affects males more than females.

Clearly, though, women are using this to good effect, in their propaganda war

Misogynist, Chennai
D-52/34
Aug 29, 2014
12:10 PM

"What a despicable and ill-bred hate-spewer you are, you moron! And an ignoramus to boot!" --

Are you denying that you are (descendent of ?) a convert ? Or do you feel yourself ashamed to acknowledge this in public?...

"There are two parallel narratives about the violence on Direct Action Day"-

Oh no ! There cannot be two different narratives of what took place.  It was not that long ago in the history.  Sure there was no television in those days, but plenty of the happenings have been recorded in the print news media and radios of those days to be found in the archives.

Or are you going to rewrite that history along the lines of your age old researches, that Nalanda was destroyed by Hindus with the links you gave? That of course will make it suit your venomous anti-Hindu tirade.

" ... Jinnah was left dangling in the air, ..." -

Jinnah was nowhere until such time the Bengali Muslims together with one Jogen Modal came on board to form a Muslim state. And say this to the erstwhile East Pakistanis who were back-stabbed by Jinnah right after the formation of Pakistan:

"You are free; you are free to go to your temples, you are free to go to your mosques or to any other place or worship in this State of Pakistan..." -

Is that the reason why he banished the Bengali language to be used in Pakistan since it bore its origin to Sanskrit? From day one he was shown the door out from East Pakistan after his speech in Chittagong.

At least the Bengali Muslims had the guts to stand up to Jinnah. But, you convert, are adoring him as a messiah for the muslims in India.  Your place is in West Pakistan, Miyan, not in Hindu India, as Lalit often said.

You are saying all over the place that Modi is a mass murderer without giving any evidence, but absolving Jinnah, the real murderer of Hindus in Bengal, of all his crimes against humanity inspite of the existence of overwhelming, documented evidence for this. You are really beyond contempt !

Pinaki S Ray
Adelaide, Australia
D-51/22
Aug 29, 2014
12:10 PM

#21

Now geniuses will ask for a moratorium on conversions rather than asking for easy provisions under Special Marriages Act.

R. Saroja
Bombay, India
D-50/21
Aug 29, 2014
12:08 PM

>>such extreme one-sided flow of conversion.

Ease of conversion?

R. Saroja
Bombay, India
D-49/9
Aug 29, 2014
12:08 PM

7 D Pramod

It is as difficult arguing with thich headed antimale zealots like yourself as with Moditard bhakths.

But when a man is accused of rape, he literally tortured to death, without the blink of an eye! And everyone wants his 'penis chopped off', without askance.

How inhuman is THAT?

Misogynist, Chennai
D-48/20
Aug 29, 2014
11:52 AM

>> Women activists speak up against so called 'love jihad'

Did this "speaking up" include some tasty tweet by Teesta?

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-47/19
Aug 29, 2014
11:50 AM

>> Geniuses can't understand that vast majority (if not all) of inter religious or inter caste marriages have nothing to do with religion but everything to do with willing marriage of two individuals.

Stupid physicists are unable to understand that inter religious marriages of two willing individuals does not result in such extreme one-sided flow of conversion.

With your limited intelligence, you should have chosen to study history. You might have even become an eminent historian. You already have all the necessary qualities; lack of intellect, logic, honesty and integrity.

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-46/18
Aug 29, 2014
11:15 AM

Women activists speak up against so called 'love jihad' - We are quite alarmed at the way the right wing is using ‘Love Jihad’ to polarize people and spread hatred between communities

Kerala High Court in 2009 and Karnataka High Court in 2010, asked police to investigate, love -jihad. In both cases police said there was no such organised mission by Muslim boys.

The BJP’s new rhetoric focusing on a communal twist to crimes against women in Uttar Pradesh is not borne out by cold facts. Data accessed by NDTV shows that in western Uttar Pradesh, where vociferous campaigns have highlighted the alleged abuse of Hindu women by Muslim men, women have been assaulted by men from their own community in most rape cases this year. Out of 334 rape cases in 9 districts of Uttar Pradesh in 25 cases Muslims men were accused and Hindu girls were victims, in 23 cases Hindu men were accused and Muslim women were victims, in 96 cases Muslim men were accused and Muslim women were victims and in 109 cases Hindu men were accused and Hindu women were victims.

Such campaigns against inter-religion, inter-caste marriages are not only against the spirit of a diverse and plural society they also aim to control women’s sexuality and polarise the society along communal lines for electoral and political purposes.

communalism.blogspot.com/2014/08/india-women-activists-speak-up-against.html
 

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-45/17
Aug 29, 2014
11:07 AM

>>It has nothing to do with inter religious marriage, or the issue of love jihad being discussed.

Geniuses can't understand that vast majority (if not all) of inter religious or inter caste marriages have nothing to do with religion but everything to do with willing marriage of two individuals. 

Make procedure for marriage under Special Marriages Act less cumbersome, most of thses conversions will disappear.

R. Saroja
Bombay, India
D-44/16
Aug 29, 2014
11:04 AM

D.L.Narayan,

>> " I merely pointed out the idiocy of such a decision."

She can make decisions for herself, just as you can make your communalist comments.

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-43/15
Aug 29, 2014
10:46 AM

>> Bonita my shed more light

You really want spotlight on your stupidity?

I can understand one person converting to the religion of other in case of inter religious marriage, though, as the example of Kerala, even that is not borne out by statistics, unless there is some external force like love jihad.

In this case, none of them was a muslim, nor was their marriage inter religious. They converted to make use of the facility of polygamy allowed in Islam. In short, a UCC, which makes the sickos mad with rage, would have prevented it. It has nothing to do with inter religious marriage, or the issue of love jihad being discussed.

You should get together with Pappu and play chess.

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-42/14
Aug 29, 2014
10:19 AM

>>He had a former wife.

Precisely. My post read

For young couple eloping, conversion is the easy way out to get married legally.

Bonita my shed more light.

R. Saroja
Bombay, India
D-41/13
Aug 29, 2014
09:50 AM

>> For most people most of the time, religion means rituals, festivals etc. only

Unfortunately, for a disproportionately large number of muslims, it means a lot more baser acts, from terrorism to violence to subjugation of minorities to depraved acts against little girls, and love jihad.

>> Conversions to Islam take place for the purpose of interrelligious marriages

Your understanding of statistics is extremely poor. You would have been a very lousy physicist.

>> Why else would even Dharmendra & HemaMalini convert when they did not have murderous parents of either side out to get them?

He had a former wife. Trust me, you don't want to get into this discussion, and end up with even more filth in your face.

Or perhaps you like filth, and are inviting it.

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-40/12
Aug 29, 2014
09:30 AM

>>Only a woman who has lost her logical faculty would want to convert to a religion which, inter alia, discriminates against women in terms of inheritance, marriage and divorce laws, imposes restrictions on her freedoms and deems that her testimony has half the evidentiary value of a man's

This debate is going completely off tangent. For most people most of the time, religion means rituals, festivals etc. only. Conversions to Islam take place for the purpose of interrelligious marriages in most cases as marriage under Special Marriages act is cumbersome and weighted with many procedures, including one month notice. Christian Church weddings also require advance notice For young couple eloping, conversion is the easy way out to get married legally. Why else would even Dharmendra & HemaMalini convert when they did not have murderous parents of either side out to get them?

R. Saroja
Bombay, India
D-39/33
Aug 29, 2014
07:55 AM

Here is how wikipedia defines 'kafir'

Kafir (Arabic: ????‎ kafir, plural ????? kuffar) is an Arabic provocative slur used in an Islamic doctrinal sense, usually translated as "unbeliever," "disbeliever," or "infidel." The term refers to a person who rejects God in Islam or who hides, denies, or covers the "Islamic version of truth."

SaachBolo
SaachGarh, India
D-38/1
Aug 29, 2014
07:40 AM

How the rape charges could stick?  Assuming the girl is telling the truth, all physical contacts have been concensual.  Worst case scenario is of betryal.  There can't be any law against a betryal.  Otherwise the courts would be flooded with such cases. 

P.B. Joshipura, Suffolk, Virginia
D-37/32
Aug 29, 2014
07:40 AM

Bye tthe way are people who hold 7th century saudi responsible for unleashing a violent, intolerant and murderous ideology , infidel kafirs or believers ? What does the pakistani mullah here say ?

SaachBolo
SaachGarh, India
D-36/31
Aug 29, 2014
07:37 AM

If Jinnah was not a monstorous communal mass murderer but 'secular' as per fascist islamists, then let India do to muslims in India what Jinnah did to Hindus in Pakistan.

Fair ?

SaachBolo
SaachGarh, India
D-35/11
Aug 29, 2014
06:54 AM

Love Jehad is a word coined by a High Court judge (I believe in 2012).  This was during UPA government.  The High Court threw light on this conniving phenomenon and the possible spread of this vice. Now some Congress leaders and Sicularists are saying Love and Jehad are oximoran as if this word was invented by BJP/Modi/RSS.

P.B. Joshipura
Suffolk, Virginia, United States
D-34/3
Aug 29, 2014
06:34 AM

Does this council has any power over Huriat?  In the interest of talk between two countries, can this council control "Kakab Me Haddi" separatists? 

P.B. Joshipura, Suffolk, Virginia
D-33/7
Aug 29, 2014
06:16 AM

If everything goes well and no accidents; I will be there to witness that. This guy is going to leave behind a huge legacy, generations will remember and appreciate.

Santosh Gairola, Hsinchu
D-32/30
Aug 29, 2014
05:10 AM

" Kafir applies only to those who pretended to be Muslims but conspired against Muhammad behind his back."

That's fantastic. According to Anwaar's scholars, I am not a kafir, in spite of my idolatry, my polytheism and my infidelity. God is truly merciful.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-31/10
Aug 29, 2014
04:50 AM

Me: "Only a woman who has lost her logical faculty would want to convert to a religion which, inter alia, discriminates against women."

Anwaar - "By saying so you have in effect questioned her right to make decisions about how she wants to live! You are as much of a male chauvinist pig as many Muslims!"

Even the "secular" Jinnah objected to his only daughter Dina marrying, Neville Wadia, a rich, handsome Parsee, because he was not a Muslim. Does that make him a "male chauvinist pig" too?

Everybody has the freedom to do what they want. I merely pointed out the idiocy of such a decision. 

If one marries for love, great. Insisting on conversion as a precondition for marriage is obnoxious. It deserves to be called Love Jehad.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-30/8
Aug 29, 2014
04:46 AM

As long as TMC and its supporters are there, rape will exist.

Non Fanatic, London
D-29/29
Aug 29, 2014
04:25 AM

" While it is impossible to take the poison and prejudice out of your mind, here is that speech, delivered on August 11, 1947:"

Perfect example of duplicity. After running a successful, violent and rabidly communal movement for the creation of a land of the pure, he shamelessly declares his secular credentials. 

Reminds me of an Urdu proverb. Nau sau chuhe khake billi Haj ko chali. In case, like your hero, Jinnah, you don't know Urdu, it means that after eating 900 mice, the cat embarked on a Haj pilgrimage.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-28/7
Aug 29, 2014
04:16 AM

4/D-84 & 4/D-85
" must have their tongues slashed off, and boiling oil poured into their c*nts"

This tells a lot about your brain, I mean distorted brain!
 

Seriously, you need help...
 

Pramod, Tucson
D-27/19
Aug 29, 2014
04:10 AM

Media is not getting any information from the govt. Their 'sources' are drying up. They are desperating trying to invent, spread news and rumours. Arnab looks frustrated and blabbers nonsense endlessly.

These prim, sophisticated, touch-me-not puritans can hardly be expected to seriously discuss hygine, sanitization, health, filth, garbage, sewage,toilet issues. At best they can do is nit-picking, secular-communal endless discussions which does not require knowledge or indepth research. Just be prejudiced and take side and viola!

gayatri
madrid, Spain
D-26/28
Aug 29, 2014
03:53 AM

Jinnah was as big a criminal as any Nazi criminal. Islamic ideology towards non-muslims and Hindus in particular in Indian subcontinent, in all areas where muslims have been in majority, has been more brutal in practice  , than Nazi German to Jews.

Wiping out non-muslim Hindus and Sikhs, from 22% of population in 1947 to 1% today was made possible by Muslim league, Islam inspired hate of non-muslims. To know how Jinnah and Muslim league carried out the genocide of Hindus and Sikhs, read what the dalit minister in Jinnah Liaqat cabinet had to say in his resignation lettter in 1950.

http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Resignation_letter_of_Jogendra_Nath_Mandal

SaachBolo
SaachGarh, India
D-25/9
Aug 29, 2014
03:31 AM

why is that secular myths always come with lot of proof (one more in link below )while secular truth comes with none (Modi's genocide)..  

http://www.abplive.in/crime/2014/08/28/article388504.ece/Muslim-man-held-for-masquerading-as-Hindu-and-marrying#.U_-mCOOwLzP 

pradeep
Chennai, India
D-24/12
Aug 29, 2014
02:40 AM

If this imbecile Pranay Sharma had followed the news and had an ounce of empathy for all the Indian citizens affected by pakistani terrorism aimed at Indians, he would have known this before writing this farticle.

". The tough stance that India has taken on the links of the Pakistan establishment with the Hurriyat conveys that it is not going to be “business as usual” with Pakistan, especially if it continues with ceasefire violations while abetting terrorism in India and threatening our diplomatic missions and nationals in Afghanistan."

Olaf Othakoodi
Lundborg, Sweden
D-23/11
Aug 29, 2014
02:38 AM

This is the considered view of a professional ex-diplomat who has actually dealt with Pakistan. Low IQ imbeciles like Pranay Sharma and the cretins in the Indian journalist community should pay attention to reality instead of pretending that their delusions are "good diplomacy"

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/columns/g-parthasarathy/fantasising-about-peace-with-pakistan/article6357260.ece?homepage=true

The first paragraph demonstrates what is wrong why Pranay Sharma's moronic intellectual drool.

"Diplomatic engagement with a neighbour having territorial ambitions and an abiding desire to alter the balance of power has to be carefully planned and executed. Apart from realistically assessing the balance of military and economic power, one has also to carefully assess the neighbour’s internal political equations, and whether the political and army leadership have the inclination and the will to live at peace, without resorting to terrorism as an instrument of state policy."

Olaf Othakoodi
Lundborg, Sweden
D-22/1
Aug 29, 2014
02:26 AM
The easy way to tackle these idiots is stop their funds. They do not and will not have enough money to run the government. Do not answer them, leave them hanging.
Praful R Shah, Houston
D-21/8
Aug 29, 2014
02:15 AM

 
D.L.Narayan,

>> "Only a woman who has lost her logical faculty would want to convert to a religion which, inter alia, discriminates against women."

By saying so you have in effect questioned her right to make decisions about how she wants to live! You are as much of a male chauvinist pig as many Muslims!

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-20/27
Aug 29, 2014
02:08 AM

DC,

>> " Quran has very explicit passages that give lesser rights to non-Muslims. References of "Kafir", " Zizya" tax etc.

Not according to scholars. Lesser rights apply only to those who make war with the Muslim community. Kafir applies only to those who pretended to be Muslims but conspired against Muhammad behind his back. Muslims paid Zakat tax and were liable to be drafted in the army. Hindus paid Jizya tax and were not liable to be drafted. This was much less inhumane than what went on in many other societies. The rule now that all progressive Muslims support is equal rights and responsibilities for all citizens, but the entrenched power brokers are not going to be easy to displace.

>> "As regards Jinnah ....."

Please see # 22, 23, and 26.

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-19/26
Aug 29, 2014
01:49 AM


Akash Verma,

>> "Pak was created on the explicit premise that muslims cannnot live together with hindus."

A foolish oversimplification! The premise was fear of Hindu domination, and the fear that Islamic culture and faith would be undermined and demonized. Therefore one Hindu majority state and one Muslim majority state were conceptualized. Not the best solution, but that is the only one that both parties agreed to!

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-18/12
Aug 29, 2014
01:45 AM

Poor Saba cannot maintain her assumed journalistic neutrality for writing anything on Modi.

After comparing him to Hitler now she is comparing him to Vladimir Putin.

Old habits die hard.

Long live Indian journalism!

DC
NEW YORK, United States
D-17/25
Aug 29, 2014
01:36 AM


Pinaki Ray, 

>> "Amazing, the (convert) resident Mullah ...."

What a despicable and ill-bred hate-spewer you are, you moron! And an ignoramus to boot!

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-16/24
Aug 29, 2014
01:32 AM


Suresh,

>> "The speech was prepared with the hope that 'direct action day' will be 100% successful."

The Direct Action Day was in 1946. The speech was in 1947.

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-15/23
Aug 29, 2014
01:29 AM


Pinaki Ray,

>> "Why did Jinnah unleash his "direction day" in Calcutta"

When the Congress reneged on its agreement to a confederated arrangement, Jinnah was left dangling in the air, with the possibility of being completely shut out from the end stages of the decisive deliberations. There are two parallel narratives about the violence on Direct Action Day. We do know however that more Muslims than Hindus were killed.

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-14/7
Aug 29, 2014
01:21 AM

"It appears that when confronted with the phenomenon of conversion from Hinduism to Islam, especially by Hindu women, certain kinds of Hindus lose their logical faculty."

Only a woman who has lost her logical faculty would want to convert to a religion which, inter alia,  discriminates against women in terms of inheritance, marriage and divorce laws, imposes restrictions on her freedoms and deems that her testimony has half the evidentiary value of a man's.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-13/22
Aug 29, 2014
01:21 AM


D.L.Narayan,

>> >> "Jinnah in his speech to Pakistan's Constituent Assembly in August 1947 clearly visualized a secular state with no distinctions based on religion."

"Pure, unadulterated bullshit."

While it is impossible to take the poison and prejudice out of your mind, here is that speech, delivered on August 11, 1947:

"We should begin to work in that spirit and in course of time all these angularities of the majority and minority communities, the Hindu community and the Muslim community, because even as regards Muslims you have Pathans, Punjabis, Shias, Sunnis and so on, and among the Hindus you have Brahmins, Vashnavas, Khatris, also Bengalis, Madrasis and so on, will vanish. Indeed if you ask me, this has been the biggest hindrance in the way of India to attain the freedom and independence and but for this we would have been free people long long ago. No power can hold another nation, and specially a nation of 400 million souls in subjection; nobody could have conquered you, and even if it had happened, nobody could have continued its hold on you for any length of time, but for this. Therefore, we must learn a lesson from this. You are free; you are free to go to your temples, you are free to go to your mosques or to any other place or worship in this State of Pakistan. You may belong to any religion or caste or creed that has nothing to do with the business of the State. As you know, history shows that in England, conditions, some time ago, were much worse than those prevailing in India today. The Roman Catholics and the Protestants persecuted each other. Even now there are some States in existence where there are discriminations made and bars imposed against a particular class. Thank God, we are not starting in those days. We are starting in the days where there is no discrimination, no distinction between one community and another, no discrimination between one caste or creed and another. We are starting with this fundamental principle that we are all citizens and equal citizens of one State. The people of England in course of time had to face the realities of the situation and had to discharge the responsibilities and burdens placed upon them by the government of their country and they went through that fire step by step. Today, you might say with justice that Roman Catholics and Protestants do not exist; what exists now is that every man is a citizen, an equal citizen of Great Britain and they are all members of the Nation. Now I think we should keep that in front of us as our ideal and you will find that in course of time Hindus would cease to be Hindus and Muslims would cease to be Muslims, not in the religious sense, because that is the personal faith of each individual, but in the political sense as citizens of the State." 

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-12/6
Aug 29, 2014
01:19 AM

At this rate, how long TMC will be there remains to be seen ...

ashok lal, mumbai
D-11/10
Aug 29, 2014
01:14 AM

Indian leaders too should meet Hurriyat and other leaders regularly to help improve the situation in the state.”Wajahat Habibullah, Ex-minority commission chairman

This Wajahat Habibullah is speaking the American point of view, but it is entirely the fault of the Manmohan Singh government that traitorous scumbags like Wajahat Habibullah are considered to be spokespersons for Indian interests. Wajahat is an Indian IFS officer and a grovelling vermin of the lowest order.

Olaf Othakoodi
Lundborg, Sweden
D-10/9
Aug 29, 2014
01:11 AM

"Kashmir problem is a inherently a Hindu Muslim problem."

Only a true blue Paki would have such a sentiment. The instrument of accession that was signed by all other states to be part of the Indian union was also signed by J&K in 1947.

It is the pakis who were aided and abetted by the kashmiri muslim bigots to ethnically cleanse Kashmir in 1990 that want it to be "hindu muslim problem" so that they could prove that the two-nation theory is valid. Unfortunately for pakis, their own country is now a shithole infested with terrorists and lowlives of the worst sort because they wanted to be the "fortress of islam", and apparently they have succeeded. Pakistan is how a "fortress of islam" would look like.

Olaf Othakoodi
Lundborg, Sweden
D-9/8
Aug 29, 2014
01:08 AM

Mr.Pranay Sharma's low IQ seems to obscure the reality that Indian PM Modi is asserting the will of the nation when he asks for reciprocity and the end of duplicitous behavior from pakistan. All that the likes of Mr. Sharma and low IQ brethren in the Indian media need to do is observe how he is treating BAngladesh and other neighbours in a qualitatively different manner than Pakistan, which has every intention of "talking peace" while continually shelling on the border and sending in terrorists to India.

Maybe Indians are confused by what it means to be a statesman since the only such "statesman" they now is the self-serving egotistical Jawaharlal Nehru that sold out the country to look all "Statesmanly".  A leader who does not preserve his country's interests at all times is no statesman -- the only true measure of a statesman is if he uses the power vested in him to push the country's interests ruthlessly and without fear.  Mr. Modi certainly seems to be doing that.

Olaf Othakoodi
Lundborg, Sweden
D-8/6
Aug 29, 2014
12:48 AM


A laudable scheme. A move in the right direction.

Anwaar, Dallas
D-7/1
Aug 29, 2014
12:44 AM

UPA appointed brcrts not for competence or integrity but for corruption & submissiveness. Such brcrts played with nation's interest at many such fora . WTO just being an example

anshul, indore
D-6/6
Aug 29, 2014
12:42 AM

 
> "Perhaps inter-religious marriages, too, can be a way to produce cracks in orthodox Hindu mandates and create ripples in codified definitions. Such an exercise of choice, even when partial, can perhaps also aid a transformative politics of intimate religious rights."

Inter-religious marriages will also produce cracks in orthodox Muslim mandates.

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-5/5
Aug 29, 2014
12:39 AM

 
> " It appears that when confronted with the phenomenon of conversion from Hinduism to Islam, especially by Hindu women, certain kinds of Hindus lose their logical faculty. The politics of cultural virginity and a myth of innocence are combined with a perceived “illegitimacy” of the act, leading to rants of violation, invasion, seduction and rape. These politicised entanglements generate an “intimate politics”, an embodied struggle, in which Hindu communal agendas are reformulated through women."

Well put! And true.

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-4/4
Aug 29, 2014
12:36 AM

 
> " Different events are made to appear as following a similar pattern — a narrative of luring by a Muslim male in the name of love, and of Hindu female victimhood. Hate speech is repeatable speech, drawing its strength from stereotypes."

The Sanghis have become experts in such hate promoting tactics!

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-3/3
Aug 29, 2014
12:32 AM

 
> "Fears of elopements and conversions also show the need felt not so much to protect the “Hindu kanya”, but to facilitate the domination of disciplinary regimes over a woman’s actions and choices."

Such tactics to control and subjugate women are used by both Hindu and Muslim families.

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-2/2
Aug 29, 2014
12:28 AM

 
> " The present campaign too, while focussing its anger on the Muslims, derives its emotional impact from the victim. It is impossible for Hindu groups to conceive that a Hindu woman can voluntarily elope or convert."

Since vilification of Muslims is the main objective of this campaign, the sentimentalized Hindu woman has to be portrayed as the helpless victim. 

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-1/1
Aug 29, 2014
12:23 AM

 
> "Campaigns like this are also predicated on exclusionary principles, which survive through constant and repetitive references to the aggressive and libidinal energies of the Muslim male, creating a common “enemy other”. They underwrite an exclusivist grammar of “difference” in the intimate regimes of love and marriage. Simultaneously, images of the passive, victimised Hindu women at the hand of inscrutable Muslims silence and erase female subjectivity and desire. Any possibility of women exercising their legitimate right to love, choice and conversion is marginalised."

Excellent point!

Anwaar
Dallas, United States