Thursday, October 31, 2013

बम फोड़ो लाहौर में

मौत का नाच
डूबो डालों रावलपिंडी को, बम फोड़ों लाहौर में,
फिर से धोखा कर सके न कोई, दीवाली के त्यौहार में।
बन्द करो ये तगमें देने, देश के गद्दारों को,
फंदे पर लटका डालों इन, आतंकियों के यारों को।
अब ओर न लज्जित करो, शहीदों के परिवारों को,
इस्लामाबाद पर टूट पड़ों, बोलो सिपहासलारों को।
अबकि सबक सिखा डालो, बस! एक ही वार में,
अमन-चैन से घूम सके सब, कश्मीर की बहार में।।
लोकतंत्र के मंदिर में, जिसने रक्त बहाया है,
मुम्बई के ताज में, मौत का नाच नचाया है।
छोटे-छोटे बच्चों को, आतंक का खेल सिखाया है,
आत्मघाती हमलों से, फिर हमको धमकाया है।
सिर कलम करने वालों से, बातें न हो प्यार में,
मददगारों को नंगा करो, भीड़ भरे बाजार में।।
हमारे बच्चों की रक्षा करें, बच्चों से दूर रहकर के,
चैन से सो ऐ देश मेरे, गये हमें यह कहकर के।
बर्फ के रेगिस्तान में, तैनात खड़े कष्ट सहकर के,
अकस्मात ही मौत बने, हिम-ग्लेसियर बहकर के।
इन वीरों का रक्त बिखरा, जैसे केशर की क्यार में,
इनको उचित सम्मान मिले, दिल्ली के दरबार में।।
 





Sardar Patel, Nehru and the RSS

The latest prime-time controversy is the one between Narendra Modi and Dr.Manmohan Singh regarding the legacy of Sardar Patel.

Narendra Modi said that if Sardar would have become the Prime Minister of the country, the country's future would have been different. He then went on to explain the vision of the great Sardar.

Dr.Manmohan Singh responded by reading out a speech ( which disproves the point that he was reacting to Modi ) that Sardar Patel was a Congressman and he fought for the principles of secularism throughout his life.

As part of the orchestra, Manish Tewari and others jumped into the fray on Main stream media and social network that Sardar Patel's legacy cannot be appropriated and that he was a Congressman and other parties dont have any history etc etc..

Now let us have the facts :

1. This is not the first time that someone has said that Patel would have been a better Prime Minister than Nehru. C.Rajagpolachary, who was the Governor General of India said If Nehru was Foreign Minister and Patel the Prime minister, it would be undoubtedly better.

2. The legacy of the great national leaders is not the property of a single political party. The Indian National Congress ,pre-independence was a vehicle in which people of many political hues participated in their quest for freedom. The legacy of those leaders belong to the entire nation and not to one political party. It is for this reason that Mahatma Gandhi resolved to disband the Congress after Independence.

Mahatma Gandhi wrote " Though split into two, India having attained political independence through means provided by the Indian National Congress, the Congress in its present shape and form, i.e., as a propaganda vehicle and parliamentary machine, has outlived its use. India has still to attain social, moral and economic independence in terms of its seven hundred thousand villages as distinguished from its cities and towns. The struggle for the ascendancy of civil over military power is bound to take place in India's progress towards its democratic goal. It must be kept out of unhealthy competition with political parties and communal bodies. For these and other similar reasons, the A. I. C .C. resolves to disband the existing Congress organization and flower into a Lok Sevak Sangh under the following rules, with power to alter them as occasion may demand.
(*Gandhiji's idea of a transformed Congress was published in Harijan under the title "His Last Will and Testament".
Also published in 'The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi - Volume 90', published by the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting's publication division in 1984.

Can the Congress leaders explain why Mahatma Gandhi who as per them is the sole architect of freedom was completly ignored in this essential point ? Does it not show the power-hungry nature of Nehru and his ilk ?

3. Let us now come to Dr.Manmohan Singh's certificate of Sardar Patel that he is indeed a secularist. The only certificate of "Secularism" in India must come from the Congress because they own the meaning of this word. " Secularism" in Bharat i.e., India means the opposite of what it is worldwide.

In his book " With No Ill-Feeling to Anybody", Sri MKK Nair, an IAS officer of the 1947 batch who was close both to Sardar and VP Menon,writes
 "Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the then Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister of India, was insulted, humiliated and disgraced by the then Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, during a Cabinet meeting. “You are a complete communalist and I’ll never be a party to your suggestions and proposals,” Nehru shouted at Patel during a crucial Cabinet meeting to discuss the liberation of Hyderabad by the Army from the tyranny of the Razakkars, the then Nizam’s private army.

 A shocked Sardar Patel collected his papers from the table and slowly walked out of the Cabinet room. That was the last time Patel attended a Cabinet meeting. He also stopped speaking to Nehru since then.”

So RSS is not the only one that Nehru called communal. He had those kind words for the then own Dy.Prime Minister, Sardar Patel.

4. Manish Tewari, Congress MP, ( Information & Broadcasting Minister ) ,in an interview to a news channel, quotes a letter by Sardar Patel to Guru Golwalkar of the RSS dated 11th Sept 1948.  "On 9/11/1948, Sardar Patel wrote a letter to Golwalkarji. And, in that letter, he said that the communal poison which had been spread by the RSS was responsible for the sacrifice of Gandhiji. As a student of political history, it has always intrigued me that the RSS, BJP has been attempting unsuccessfully to appropriate the legacy of Sardar Patel. I wanted to ask the BJP or their newly-anointed pretender that do they endorse, or agree with the views of Sardar Patel with regard to the RSS. If not, as the chief minister of Gujarat and possibly as the 'Swayamsevak' within history bears testimony to the fact that those who do not have a history of their own, try to appropriate the history of others," he added. Tewari said the Indian freedom struggle was conceived, conceptualized and led by the Indian National Congress. "The unification of India was also the result of the efforts of the Indian National Congress. So, therefore, it would be advisable before you try and appropriate legacy to at least study it carefully," he added.

In the same letter that Tewari cites , the Sardar wrote ,
“There can be no doubt that the RSS did service to the Hindu society. In the areas where there was the need for help and organization, the young men of the RSS protected women and children and strove much for their sake. No person of understanding could have a word of objection regarding that” and he writes further “ I am thoroughly convinced that the RSS men carry on their patriotic endeavour only by joining the Congress and not by keeping separate or by opposing. " Source: Justice on Trial

It is clear that he wanted the Sangh to join Congress for whatever reasons he deemed fit.
Therefore, it would be nice if a student of political history as Tewari claims himself to be, he goes through the entire documentation.

What is further interesting is the following correspondence: 
After removal of the ban on the RSS on 12 July 1949, Sardar Patel wrote a letter to Shri Guruji on this occasion and made a telling remark: ‘Only the people near me know as to how happy I was when the ban on Sangh was lifted. I wish you all the best.’

Any person who is genuine and wants to present the truth, would have mentioned the whole correspondence between Sardar Patel and Guruji Golwalkar and not quote as it suits him. It clearly exposes the lies that Manish Tewari and his ilk are indulging in.


5 . How the Efforts by the Congress to malign RSS Continue
Inspite of all the direct evidence, the Congress did not end at this, In 1966, Nehru's daughter, Indira Gandhi appointed another commission under Justice JL Kapur, a retd judge of Supreme Court.  It examined over 100 witnesses and submited a report in 1969. The Kapur Commission report said "
...RSS as such were not responsible for the murder of Mahatma Gandhi, meaning thereby that one could not name the organisation as such as being responsible for that most diabolical crime, the murder of the apostle of peace. It has not been proved that they (the accused) were members of the RSS.."

8. In his speeches, after the ban was lifted, Shri Guruji endeared himself to many people outside the Sangh ranks with his magnanimity and moderation. ‘Let us close this chapter of the ban on the Sangh,’ he told swayamsevaks and RSS sympathisers. ‘Do not let your minds be overcome with bitterness for those who, you feel, have done injustice to you. If the teeth were to bite the tongue do we pull out the teeth? Even those who have done injustice to us are our own people. So we must forget and forgive."

Compare this with Nehru's mean and jealous attitude of sidelining everyone who opposed in his way, so much so, that he arm-twisted even Mahatma Gandhi to name him as the Prime Minister when 12 out of 15 Congress committees named the Sardar over him as their Prime Ministerial choice.

Both Nehru and his daughter Indira Gandhi tried falsely implicate the RSS in the Gandhi murder.  Nehru's great-grandson, Rahul Gandhi continues to harp on the "people who killled Gandhi". Having failed in their efforts, the Congress leaders & the communists continue to raise the bogey of Hindu communalism every now and then in a lowly attempt to garner votes and keep the country in a state of uncertainty. .

The only difference is that the nation is seeing through their game !


Encl :
Annexure A - More Information on the Ban on the RSS







Annexure A
More Information on the Ban on RSS
The subject of the ban on RSS in connection with Gandhiji's murder needs some more attention. It is clear that Sardar Patel was of the opinion that the RSS was not involved in Gandhiji's murder. This fact is evident from the correspondence between Patel and Nehru. Replying to the Prime Minister’s letter urging him to ascertain the RSS connection in the case, Patel sent a categorical reply on 27 February 1948, less than a month after Gandhiji’s assassination: ‘I have kept myself almost in daily touch with the progress of the investigations regarding Bapu’s assassination case. All the main accused have given long and detailed statements of their activities. It also clearly emerges from the statements that the RSS was not involved in it at all.’

Therefore, it is clear that it was on Nehru's insistence and some later fictitious reports from some of the state leaders that forced Patel to impose the ban on the RSS.
Shri Guruji was arrested again on the night of 13 November 1948 under the notorious Bengal State Prisoner’s Act. It was the very Act which Nehru had condemned before Independence as a ‘black law’. Soon after his arrest, Shri Guruji wrote a letter to all the swayamsevaks: ‘This state of affairs is humiliating. To continue to submit meekly to this atrocious tyranny is an insult to the honour of citizens of free Bharat and a blow to the prestige of our civilised free State. I therefore request you to stand up for our great cause.’ He gave a call for nationwide satyagraha on 9 December 1948. The main slogan of the satyagrahis was a blatant challenge to the Nehru government: ‘Prove the charges against the RSS or lift the ban.’

The satyagraha was a huge success all over the country. The government soon realised that public opinion was going against Shri Guruji’s illegal arrest. So in order to break the stalemate, Patel communicated a request to Shri Guruji to prepare a written constitution for the RSS and to send it to the Government of India for its perusal. Until then, the RSS had been functioning without a constitution. Shri Guruji readily agreed to this suggestion and the text of the Sangh’s constitution was sent to the government in June 1949. This paved the way for removal of the ban on the RSS on 12 July 1949, followed by Shri Guruji’s release the following day
.

On a side note, it is interesting to note that after the ban was lifted, Shri Guruji embarked on an all-India tour in August 1949, touring the country extensively for six months. Wherever he went, he received a tumultuous welcome. The massive ovation he got in Delhi on 23 August 1949 attracted international attention. BBC radio reported: ‘Golwalkar is a shining star that has arisen on the Indian firmament. The only other Indian who can draw such huge crowds is Prime Minister Nehru.’

This explains why Nehru was so insistent on banning the RSS. It was probably because he saw a potential political threat in the RSS to him.

 Final Constitutional proof that lifting the ban on RSS was unconditional.
Coming to the propaganda that RSS made compromises, here is the final proof.
Proceedings of Bombay legislative assembly of the 14th October 1949 after lifting the ban :

Mr. Lallubhai Makanji Patel

Will the Hon Minister for Home and Revenue be pleased to state: -

(a)   Whether it is a fact that the ban on RSS has been lifted
(b)   If so, what are the reasons for lifting the ban
(c)    Whether the lifting of the ban is conditional or unconditional
(d)   If conditional, what are the conditions
(e)   Whether the leader of the RSS has given any undertaking

Answered by Mr. Dinkarrao Desai for Morarji R Desai

(a)   Yes
(b)   As it was no longer considered necessary to continue it
(c)    Unconditional
(d)   Does not arise
(e)   NO


It is therefore clear that the lifting of ban on the RSS in 1948 was unconditional and the organisation and its swayamsevaks were falsely implicated.


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Nitish Kumar’s politics of minority appeasement couldn’t have been more pronounced. The Bihar chief minister’s silence over Indian Mujahideen (IM) co-founder Yasin Bhatkal’s arrest has once again exposed his dangerous brand of vote bank politics that is apparently compromising the security of the state.
When an initially ebullient Bihar Police developed cold feet after officials of the Intelligence Bureau repeatedly requested to take Bhatkal on remand after his arrest in a joint of operation at the Indo-Nepal border, the diktat from the top was too obvious.
The Central intelligence agency underlined Bhatkal’s role in training more than 100 youths, mostly from north Bihar, as foot soldiers for the ‘Darbhanga module’—one of the several sleeper cells of Lashkar-e-Taiba’s Indian proxy IM—which was involved in major terrorist strikes in the country after 2007.
“The arrest of at least 13 members of this module from Darbhanga and adjoining districts makes enough room for the state police to act under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act,” said a former senior police officer.
The state BJP hit out at Nitish alleging his silence over the intelligence feat and highly successful operation in which his state’s own police played a key role.
“We fail to understand the refusal of the state police to take Bhatkal on remand that has developed a Darbhanga module by training local youths. The JD(U) government is soft-pedaling the issues related to terrorism,” said senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi.
The former deputy chief minister took the Bihar Police to task for being sheepish and added that under political pressure it refused to take credit for the arrest.
The Bihar Police has been known to seek publicity for even minor achievements. How it could refrain from taking credit for arrest of Bhatkal and his associate as it has been a major achievement for the country, he asked.
Modi alleged that notwithstanding ‘Bihar connection’ coming to light in several terror attacks in the country, Bhatkal and Assadullah Akhtar (who was also arrested) were not interrogated by the Bihar Police.
No wonder, the state that is sharing a porous border with Nepal is slowly turning out to be a fertile ground for home-grown terrorists.
Ironically, the recent blasts in Bodh Gaya have had no effect on Nitish’s soft approach towards terrorists.
“JD(U) leaders had earlier called Ishrat Jahan as the beti (daughter) of Bihar, and may now end up calling Yasin Bhatkal as the damad (son-in-law) of Bihar (Bhatkal is married to a woman who is originally from Bihar),” Modi said.
As expected, JD(U)’s rebuttal was not late. The party’s national spokesperson K C Tyagi said: “We can’t expect such an irresponsible statement from a major Opposition party leader. Local police must have interrogated him.”
Political bickering apart, the point to ponder is: what was the state’s Intelligence doing all these years when IM was nurturing its Darbhanga module all these years in the state?
The Darbhanga module was the brainchild of Bhatkal who formed it with the help of some committed youths from Darbhanga district immediately after the bursting of Pune module in Maharashtra.
Sources said IM has tactically selected Darbhanga for developing their module owing to favourable socio-economic condition of the local people who could easily be attracted to work as cheap soldier for their militant operations. To establish close rapport with local natives and win their confidence, Bhatkal married to a Samastipur girl.
Nitish was very critical of the Central agencies for coining “Darbhanga module”. “This is highly objectionable. How can any responsible government agency describe a particular region or a community or a state as a module of terror?” he asked.
He often accused the Central intelligence agencies of working in an unconstitutional manner by not informing the state police while arresting local youths on the charges of terrorist acts.
Nitish has often objected to the arrest of members of a minority community from Bihar by Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad and Special Cell (equivalent to ATS) of Delhi Police without informing the state authorities. He has termed this act purely unconstitutional.
In May last year, Nitish wrote to Karnataka chief minister, expressing his displeasure over the Karnataka Police’s arrest of Kafil Akhatar who was one of the key suspects in the Chinnaswamy Stadium blast case.
Nitish has been nurturing Muslim voters as his party’s key electoral constituency in the state for quite some time and trying to wean them away from political opponent Lalu Prasad.
The media was reporting for quite some time Bhatkal’s presence in Darbhanga district in the guise of an ayurvedic doctor. The intelligence inputs and media reports regarding Bihar’s breeding ground of terror failed largely to motivate Nitish
government to act tough on terrorist outfits that had not only taken safe shelter in the state but also made it their operational setup too.
Now, who can deny that politicians jeopardise the national security to protect their vote bank?