MR.Jinnah used islam to get pakistan. Mulayam and the congis used, and still does, Islam to get votes. Why it is only Modi who gets the blame?
Mr.Nasar, if Indians vote for Modi, what is your problem?
'' This and much worse things will happen with impunity.Let us face the fact that in India Muslims have to pay a price to live and Hindus are dangerously and irrationally communal.There is a myth being spread by RSS that Hindus are peace loving and let the world be known they are one of the most violent religions in the world who have a leader worshipping firearms.'' NASAR AHMED, KARIKKUDI, INDIA
Nasar, Muslims are the only people in the world who terrorise the majority wherever they are, be it in Mumbai, Madrid, or London. Have you ever heard a Pakistani Hindu terrorise the Muslims? Never. Have you ever asked yourself why.
'' Indian Muslims should thank their parents for staying back in India " MJAkbar
Millions of Hindus and Sikhs have migrated from Pakistan because they could not live there. Many muslims also did that when they went to Pakistan. Anyone who thinks India is not a nice place to live, are most welcome to go anywhere they like. The door is open.
The country was divided in the name of religion. The integrity of Indian Muslims will always be questioned. It gets worse, when some India muslims, collaborate with Pakistanis to create terror network in india. This is the truth, like it or not.
Indians are far more polarised today than they had ever been. And Muslims, from India and Pakistan, must take a lion's share in this polarisation. Modi has used this to his advantage.
I am not a fan of VM, but on this count I support him. India lacks the basic facilities which degrades the human dignity. Let the government start a fund where overseas indians can also contribute. Ask the business houses to sponsor one district each, and get toilets in every house in every village.
Akash Verma from Chennai, your observation is correct. Indians are least interested in Gaza. But then so are the ordinary people in muslim countries. The ordinary people is more interested in improving their daily lives. Indians support israelis because like israel, India is also surrounded by enemies.
Surrounded and outnumbered in every respect by hostile nations, Israel has no choice.Call them a rogue, or whatever, they do not care.
''India's emerging relationship with Israel is based on economic and security cooperation. And the country's support to Palestine earlier was based on Congress's muslim appeasement policy which was helpful neither to India nor to Palestine.
Should India side with Israel and reap in the benefits or should it agonize alongside Palestine? Its a no-brainer.'' SAFIUDDIN, WARANGAL, INDIA
Very soon Anwaar will call you sanghi. But Anwaar will not survive one single day in USA if he ever says anything against the Jews. And he knows that well.
Israel is a very powerful nation. In technology, in defence, agriculture and in innovation, there is no parallel to them. India has everything to gain from Israel. That does not mean Indians will not consider the plight of the Palestinians. For centuries, India gave shlter to the opressed people of the world. India were opressed but did never reciprocate.
Palestinians must stand on their own feet. No arab country will help them in their need. Under the circumstances, reconciliation is the oly way out.
Anwaar, there are many bad things in hindu society and people do comment on that. And those hindus are never afraid of their lives because they know they will not be killed. A Dalit professor has written WHY I AM NOT A HINDU and he had given many interviews why he thought like that. Nobody threatened him or tried to kill him. But Muslims, sorry to say, cannot take any criticism lightly. Can you imagine a muslim writing a similar book such as WHY I AM NOT A MUSLIM. That muslim guy will be killed instantly, and there will be a lot of violence.
Any logical thinking people will tell you religion was created by Man. That is why in all religious text books you will find many verses and sermons which are inconsistent with modern society. But these texts reflect their minds of that age and time. But Muslims believe Islam was specially created by God. And that is why, Muslims feel, all other religions are nowhere as good as Islam.
The whole thing is a joke. Here we have a Cm who dreams of ruling the country but does not have the ability to rule one state. And then she abuses the PM for telling some unpleasant truth.
I meant, "Sick humor! Heartless too."
>> " you can find Indian Hindus who are to sympathetic to the plight of Palestinians."
True, but not Hindutvawadis. Not the "Internet Hindus".
>> "Since when did Gaza has electicity? I am very impressed with the technological progress made by Palestinians."
Sick humor! Heartlee too.
>>>> "There is plenty of Hindu dirty linen to be washed judging by the daily city news of our newspapers"
>> "That is how it should be. Things will not change if everything is swept under the carpet."
Then why don't you and Ghai start writing about the rape epidemic, the persistence of untouchability in our villages, the increasing intolerance and violence of RSS spawned groups, the falsification and trivialization of Indian history by sanghis like Dinanath Batra and Y.S. Rao instead of bringing in Muslim laundry from far away places?
"outfits" similar word is never used for islamic, communist, socialist or congressi organisations
>>>> " Tweeting, "“Only the Gujarat model, that worked from 2002 in containing their rioting elements, can work. Apply across Bharat,” is inflammatory, hate-inciting and aimed at communalizing the atmosphere.
>> "The mistake is in saying worked FROM 2002. It should say AFTER the 2002 riots. After 2002 riots, Gujarat has done remarkably well."
After the nation-wide and world-wide condemnation that Modi's Bajrangis received in 2002, they would think twice, no 20 times, before they start another bloody massacre in Gujarat.
> "... the former Supreme Court Chief Justice had given a ruling in 2013 quashing an FIR against the present BJP president Amit Shah."
That should earn him at least a governorship!
> "Instead, the Government could consider his candidature for the position of Lokpal."
I do not take the villagers into consideration because we can always blame poverty and illiteracy for their habits.
Do you travel by long distance trains in air conditioned compartments? Check the toilets used by affluent passengers.
Did you notice how people throw their garbage in the most upscale sections of any large Indian city? Did you notice how people spit on the sidewalks from the passing BMWs?
Did you experience the morning commute by any Churchgate or VT bound Mumbai suburban train keeping both your eyes and nose open to the human activities along the tracks?
Are we talking about poor, uneducated people? It is a cultural issue with all Indians - urban and rural, rich and poor alike.
This sordid story seems to be like wheels within wheels. Gang rape of a six year old girl! Those guilty must be severely punished.
It is a masterly selfie, not a case of being photobombed at all.
The I.Q. level of many U.S. Congresmen, especially right wing Republicans, is abysmal. They are further dumbed down by FOX TV News and Russ Limbaugh.
Historians slam Dina Nath Batra's books
Leading Indian historians on Monday slammed former school teacher and activist Dina Nath Batra's books which have been recommended as secondary reading in Gujarat schools, saying they were nothing but works of “fantasy”. Batra uses stories of saints and demons to interpret history and includes historically inaccurate, and sometimes politically incorrect, anecdotes such as a story about a royal couple being blessed with children only after devoted cow-worship.
“The contents are so absurd that any reaction would seem superfluous … it was an insult to the people of Gujarat that their children were being exposed to this “nonsense”."
“Young minds are being exposed to misinterpretations of the past and even the present...... the issue should not be reduced to a debate of left versus right..... The point here is whether the person has any semblance of scholarship, any track record.”
Ideology as a cover for political agenda: New ICHR Chief is a Communal Ideologue
by Ram Puniyani,
Prof. Y. Sudarshan Rao, not much known for his academic accomplishments in the discipline of History, has been appointed as the chief of ICHR (Indian Council for Historical Research). As per him the “Most of the questionable social customs in the Indian society as pointed out by the English educated Indian intellectuals and the Western scholars could be traced to this period of Muslim rule in north India spanning over seven centuries.” He argues that “The (caste) system was working well in ancient times and we do not find any complaint from any quarters against it.”
Had Prof Rao done some rational study in to untouchability, caste system and other practices, which were criticized by many during rising Indian national movement, he would have known that caste system’s adverse effects were not due to the rule of Muslim kings, but were inherent in scriptures, which reflected social system of that time. As such the social arrangement of that time gradually got transformed into hereditary system. With this purity-pollution came in; an accompaniment much before the advent of rule of Muslim kings.
@ASHOK KUMAR GHAI..you mean israel should remain silent and let Hamas run amock with its destructive rockets..and what will happen if Hamas gets exposed to the world...what the world is doing about Mosul Christians being prosecuted by ISIS?
most stupid and naive thought of the day...
Luckily they donot decide israel's defense strategy looking at comments posted on outlook
Good to see all seculars now ganging up against Batra.
Good article to keep anti Modi rants happy. Modi came to power thanks to his critrics. He cares two pence for those who have given the verdict in two months. In the meantime, govt will pick up the pace and u all eat crow. Which has become a gourmet dish of many.