Salaam Justice Markandey Katju you said it!

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90 percent of Indians are idiots…

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New Delhi: At least 90 percent of Indians are “idiots” who can easily be misled by mischievous elements in the name of religion, Press Council of India (PCI) chairperson Justice Markandey Katju claimed today.

“I say ninety percent of Indians are idiots. You people don’t have brains in your heads….It is so easy to take you for a ride,” he said at a seminar in the capital.

He said that a communal riot could be incited in Delhi for as meagre an amount as Rs. 2000. He said that all somebody has to do is make a mischievous gesture of disrespect to a place of worship and people start fighting each other.

“You mad people will start fighting amongst yourself not realising that some agent provocateur is behind this,” he said.

Justice Katju said that before 1857 there was no communalism in the country but the situation is different now. “Today 80 percent Hindus are communal and 80 percent Muslims are communal. This is the harsh truth, bitter truth that I am telling you. How is it that in 150 years you have gone backwards instead of moving forward because the English kept injecting poison,” Justice Katju said.

“The policy that emanated from London after the mutiny in 1857 that there is only one way to control this country that is to make Hindus and Muslims fight each other,” he said.

He said that then there was a propaganda that Hindi was the language of Hindus and Urdu of Muslims. “Our ancestors also studied Urdu, but it is so easy to fool you. You are idiots, so how difficult is it to make an idiot out of you,” he said.

Mr Katju said that he was saying these harsh things to make Indians, whom he loved to understand the whole game and not remain fools.

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FaceBook arrests – Thank You Maharashtra Government!

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The Maharashtra Government has done right by suspending senior police officers and the Bombay High Court by transferring a First Class Judicial Magistrate for the illegal arrest of two young girls who had posted a comment on Facebook on the shutdown of Bombay (Mumbai) on the aftermath of the death of the Hindu Right Wing Leader of the Shiv Sena. Please continue the good work of protecting the civil and human rights of citizens of the world’s largest democracy…

Kindly prosecute the Shiv Sena office bearer who lodged the malicious complaint against the two girls and those that vandalised the office of the uncle of one of the girls.

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Nearly a week after two Palghar girls were arrested for an innocuous facebook post, the govt is suspending the superintendent of police (Thane rural) Ravindra Sengaonkar

MUMBAI: Nearly a week after two Palghar girlswere unnecessarily summoned to the police station and arrested for an innocuous Facebookpost, the government is suspending the superintendent of police (Thane rural) Ravindra Sengaonkar. In a separate development, the Bombay high court on Monday transferred Ramchandra Bagade, the first-class judicial magistrate at Palghar who had given the girls bail of Rs 15,000 each.

Government officials said Palghar senior police inspector Shrikant Pingle would also be suspended and additional superintendent of police (Thane rural) Sangram Nishandar would escape with a strong warning. The action against the cops comes after a sustained campaign in TOI against the arrests ofShaheen Dhada and Rinu Shrinivasan, both 21. Sources said this is the biggest action against high-ranking police officers in Maharashtra in the recent past.

The counsel for the Palghar girls Shaheen Dhada and Rinu Srinivasan has demanded that the police book the Shiv Sena office-bearer, who had filed a complaint against the duo over an innocuous internet post, exposing his malicious intention. Dhada and Srinivasan were arrested and later released on bail. Dhada had posted a comment over the complete shutdown in Mumbai in the aftermath of Bal Thackeray’s death while Srinivasan had shared the post on her page. 

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Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om

11-year-old girl arrested in Pakistan on charges of blasphemy

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Islamabad: An 11-year-old Christian girl has been arrested in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad on a charge of blasphemy after she was accused of burning pages of the Quran, police said today. Officials of Ramna police station said a First Information Report (FIR) had been registered against Rimsha Masih, a resident of Umara Jaffar in Sector G-12 in Islamabad.

The girl was arrested on Friday by personnel from a women’s police station after a man named Syed Muhammad Ummad filed a complaint against her. However, an NGO named ‘Christians in Pakistan’ reported on its website that the girl has ‘Down Syndrome’ and had been falsely accused of burning 10 pages of the Quran. The NGO said other Christians living in Sector G-12 had been “threatened by extremists” who wanted to burn down their village on Friday. It said some 300 people had left their homes and were in hiding due to the threats.

The All Pakistan Minorities Alliance (APMA) is providing assistance to people who have left their homes. National Harmony Minister Paul Bhatti, who is also the chairman of the APMA, has contacted Islamic clerics and police to bring the situation under control. Rights activists have urged the government to reform or repeal the controversial blasphemy law, which they say is often misused to persecute minorities like Christians. Federal Minister Paul Bhatti’s brother Shahbaz Bhatti, who was the Minister for Minority Affairs, was gunned down by extremists in Islamabad in March last year after he called for the repeal of the blasphemy law.

NOTE: Hundreds of Hindu families in Pakistan have crossed over to India from the Wagah Border apparently on a pilgrimage. Many have told the Indian media that they would be returning to Pakistan because of the continued threat of forced conversion – apparently young Hindu girls are being converted to Islam by forced marriages with Muslim men who are often twice their age!

Islamists diktat in India – Kashmir’s grand cleric asks govt to declare Ahmadis non-Muslims

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So when will India become an Islamic country?

In ten years? Or, twenty?

In the last three decades hundreds of thousands of Kashmiri Pandits (Hindus who have been residents in Kashmir a few thousand years) have been killed and chased out of the Valley by Muslims. Last year Christian priests were ordered to leave the Valley by mullahs. Even a literary festival in Jaipur was not spared. Anything that does not meet with the “high” standards of these mullahs is seen as a threat to Islam. There are many instances where the Mullahs have pressurized the Government to bow to its diktats.

Now it’s the turn of the Ahmadis!

News report SRINAGAR: In yet another act of religious extremism, Kashmir’s mufti azam (grand cleric) Mufti Muhammad Bashir-ud-din has demanded a legislation to declare the Ahmadi sect of Kashmiri Muslims as “non-Muslims”.

The dogmatic demand was unanimously made by the Muslim religious leaders of Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Personal Board in a meeting convened and headed by the grand cleric on May 2, 2012. Mufti Azam told the TOI that the valley’s religious leaders had informed him that a set of people, belonging to the Ahmadi school of thought, were spreading their message through literature in the valley. “Therefore, I convened a meeting of the Ulmas (Islamic scholars) wherein a resolution was adopted asking the Jammu and Kashmir state legislature to pass a bill during the coming summer session declaring Ahmadis as non-mulsims,” Mufti Azam Bashir-ud-din said.

The grand cleric said that the Islamic Sharia Council had made it clear that in all parts of the world Qadiyanis or Ahmadis were declared non Muslims. “And they should be declared as non-muslims here as well.” He added the Ahmadis were already declared as “non-Muslims” in Pakistan during Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s tenure as prime minister. Ahmadiyya is a reformist movement within Islam, founded in British India towards the end of the 19th century, originating with the life and teachings of Mirza Ghulam Ahmed (1835-1908) of Qadian in Punjab. Mirza Ghulam Ahmed claimed that he was the divine reformer and the promised Messiah and Mahdi awaited by Muslims.

The followers of this school of thought are called as Ahmadis. The Ahmadi sect is a minority in the Sunni dominated Kashmir valley. According to some estimates, Ahmadis, in the valley, are not more than a few hundred people. The adherents of the Ahmadiyya movement own only one mosque in Kashmir. It is located just adjacent to Inspector General police’s office in Srinagar. Mufti Azam created a furore in the state last year when he summoned several Christian priests and pastors to his sharia court in down town Srinagar for their alleged involvement in conversion of Muslims boys and girls to Christianity. At his orders, the Christian priests and pastors had to quit the valley.

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IT IS NOT THE INDIAN GOVERNMENT’S JOB TO SUPERVISE RELIGION IN THE COUNTRY. AND TO REMIND THESE MULLAHS – INDIA IS A SECULAR SECULAR. PLEASE KEEP YOUR RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS PRIVATE.

Breaking News : Russian court refuses to ban translation of Bhagavad Gita!

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Moscow:  A court in Russia has turned down a petition that asked for a ban on a translated version of Bhagavad Gita. India had described the application as “patently absurd.”

The petition was originally filed in June in a court in Tomsk in Siberia and had created a diplomatic stress point for India and Russia.

India’s External Affairs Minister SM Krishna met the Russian Ambassador Alexander Kadakin earlier this week to discuss the matter. Today, Mr Krishna  welcomed the judgement and thanked the Russian government for its support.

Prosecutors in the Siberian city of Tomsk had  argued that the Russian translation of “Bhagavad Gita As It Is” promotes “social discord” and hatred toward non-believers. The text is a combination of the Bhagavad Gita, one of Hinduism’s holiest scriptures, and commentary by A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, founder of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) that is often called the Hare Krishna movement.

The prosecutors had asked  the court to include the book on the Federal List of Extremist  Materials, which bans more than 1,000 texts including Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf.”

Bhagavad Gita faces ‘extremist’ branding, ban in Russia

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MOSCOW: Bhagavad Gita, one of the holiest Hindu scriptures, is facing a legal ban and the prospect of being branded as “an extremist” literature across Russia. A court in Siberia’s Tomsk city is set to deliver its final verdict Monday in a case filed by state prosecutors.

In the Nov 1 letter addressed to Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister Pulok Chatterji, ISKCON’s New Delhi branch Governing Body Commissioner Gopal Krishna Goswami, said the prosecutor’s affidavit claims Lord Krishna “is evil and not conforming to Christian religious view”. 

– It also wants the Hindu religious text banned in Russia and declared as a literature spreading “social discord”, its distribution on Russian soil rendered illegal.

-The court, which took up the case filed by the state prosecutors, had referred the book to the Tomsk State University for “an expert” examination Oct 25.

– But Hindu groups in Russia, particularly followers of ISKCON, say the university was not qualified as it lacked Indologists who study the history and cultures, languages, and literature of the Indian subcontinent.

– The Hindus pleaded with the court that the case was inspired by religious bias and intolerance from a “majority religious group in Russia”, and have sought that their rights to practice their religious beliefs be upheld.

The prosecutor’s case also seeks to ban the preachings of Prabhupada and ISKCON’s religious beliefs, claiming these were “extremist” in nature and preached “hatred” of other religious beliefs.

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Whose God is it anyway?

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“I don’t think they (people) are aggressive, I think they are possessive about their religion. That’s why problems occur” – Mrs. Sarah Cohen, speaking to Mark Ulyseas, in Live Encounters.

Is my God greater than your God?
Is my religion better than yours?
And what about atheists…God bless their souls.
And will the Mayan Calendar prove everyone wrong on December 21, 2012?

Does our reaction to words spoken by others about our beliefs, our God, tell us who we are?
Is our reaction merely the ego that resides in us like a recoiling snake ready to strike when confronted with presupposed hatred and bigotry?
Does it really matter what people say or more importantly not say about our religion?

Buddha was a Hindu.

Christ was a Jew.

So why does it make a difference nowadays? Why is there a continuing fragmentation of beliefs morphing into territorial fights for spirituality?

And why are men of the cloth – priests, gurus and “spiritual leaders” exempt from this criticism? Are they not human too?

Why do believers in a faith become filled with anger, defensive and illogical when their faith is questioned?

Is this the ego speaking?

The ego that makes every human being unique.
The ego that fills us with pride, which is sometimes misplaced.
Could it be that the ego in most cases is untrained and therefore lashes out at anything that it perceives threatens its makeshift world of spiritual beliefs?

If people descend into argument and abrasive conversation about someone’s point of belief, why do we respond thereby giving credence to a cretin whose sole aim is to challenge any which way a spiritual belief. Is it so important to confront such people? Or is it wise to listen to their words and contemplate its meaning “before” dismissing them not in anger but in love.

The truth is – If God is with us, who can be against us?
If we have such faith we do not need to joust with those of little faith.
We probably do this because our ego is immature and has yet to find its level.

Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om

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