Tuesday, August 22, 2017

'Quam' is a false concept that madly seeks to homogenize cultural diversity; it must be shunned

There is no such thing as "Sikh Quam". Anyone who believes in the so called "Sikh Quam" -- as the keshdhari discussant in this YouTube video (at 9:29 min) seems to do -- has to be a dangerously deluded person.

"Quam" is an artificially homogenizing and imperialist concept that militates against cultural diversity and syncretism. 

Some idiot Khalistanis, like the keshdhari discussant in the video in question, have slavishly borrowed this pernicious concept from Islamic propaganda and use it thoughtlessly without looking at the death and destruction that the fraudulent concept of a "Muslim Quam" has already caused in the Indian subcontinent -- once in 1947 and second time in 1971.

The cultural clash between Punjabi and Bengali Muslims of Pakistan, the atrocities that the Bengali Pakistanis suffered, and the civil war that culminated in the creation of Bangladesh in 1971 demonstrated the falsity of the claim that Muslims of the Indian subcontinent make up a "Quam".

If Sikhs are sensible -- which they certainly are -- they would resist falling into the trap of this fraudulent concept called "Quam".

As far as I understand it, Sikhi is a 'panth' and a 'gyan marg', and Sikhs come from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds.

Seeking to straitjacket the synthesizing, edifying and liberal traditions of Sikhi into an unnaturally homogenizing and false concept like "Quam" will destroy whatever remains of those great traditions.
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The following Web link has been used in this post.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iuCUIk1f2I



Saturday, August 19, 2017

One fine day your dearest 'Geeta' is no more; in her place is 'Fatima' you've never known

Media debates on 'Love Jihad', such as this one, elicit the following thoughts in my mind. I also recount here an experience of mine whereby one of my cousins eloped with a Muslim man.

Any realistic person of any community who has ever lived in the Indian subcontinent knows that the phenomenon whereby "people of a certain community" eye the women of the other communities is as real as Delhi's Jama Masjid and has existed for centuries of Islam's expansion in this part of the world.

It's not a recent phenomenon, but has existed since medieval times.

It's immaterial whether one calls it 'Love Jihad' or something else.

(In the 'Ghazwas' that Muhammad fought, women of the vanquished would be taken away as 'Maal-e-Ghaneema' and used as sex slaves with full Quranic backing. See, for instance, this Quranic injunction.)

Women of the other community is often targeted for abduction during inter-communal conflicts and riots, corroborating the existence of this phenomenon.

(In the Pothohar region of what is now Pakistan, alone, about 4000 Sikh and Hindu women were abducted by those who attacked these communities during Partition of India. See, for instance, this narration by Amrit Pal Singh of the violence visited upon Sikh and Hindu residents of Pothohar during Partition.)

So the "debate" whether this phenomenon exists or not is dishonest even if you introduce a few valid nuances into it (such as saying: 'Where is the evidence for planning and organisation behind the so called 'Love Jihad').

Also dishonest is the introduction of concerns for individual rights and liberties because Muslims have NEVER accepted the principle (and the legal codification) that "religion" (which itself is a fraudulent concept) is entirely a matter of personal choice.

(They cite this principle only after bamboozling a woman into conversion to Islam followed quickly by Nikah with a Muslim.)

So most marriages that take place between a non-Muslim woman and a Muslim man are those where the former is converted to Islam and then taken in Nikah by the latter.

(The number of civil marriages that take place through the Special Marriage Act is negligible; and even if a wedding is registered under that Act, there is little chance that the alliance will not very soon become an all Muslim one.)

So overnight Geetas, Poojas and Radhikas become Fatimas, Abidas and Humras.

(Parents not only lose overnight their lovingly brought up Geetas, they are also supposed to prepare for the arrival of little Muhammad Qasims or Taimur Alis for grandchildren!)

I have personal experience of this open fraud that 'Muslims' inflict on others.

We learnt one fine day in late 1997 that one of my closest and dearest cousins eloped with a Muslim man and married him.

She called her parents to inform them that she had become 'Ayesha' and had married this guy (who, it later transpired, had sexually exploited her over months prior to her conversion in a mosque followed by the Nikah).

Within days of committing this 'dacoity', the guy was already asking for the girl's share of the property. (So much for the 'love' marriage!)

As luck would have it, the girl was homesick enough to decide to come to meet her parents.

She was lovingly received midway in a car with the entire family in it (with a few changes of clothes and some other essentials), and taken to a safe destination.

Thus started the de-brainwashing that lasted for about two months.

She was difficult to control initially, but eventually saw reason and realised that she had cheaply given up some essential parts of her identity in doing what she did.

All this while, the guy had been making threatening calls to all the relatives (including one that I received) and followed up his threats with a Habeas Corpus petition in high court.

Fortunately, we got sufficient time for de-brainwashing during which we also accessed a copy of the Muslim marriage law, and learnt that reconversion will automatically annul the Nikah.

As soon as the young woman was stable enough, we got her reconverted in an Arya Samaj Mandir. (So technically at least, the Nikah had dissolved at that moment.)

Then came the admittedly nervous moment when my cousin had to be taken to the high court to appear before the judges (in camera) in the presence of the guy to say what she wanted.

Fortunately, two months of patient rehabilitation did not prove to be in vain. She told the judges that she had been exploited and bamboozled by the guy into a relationship she no longer wanted.

The Habeas Corpus petition was thrown out and the Nikah stood dissolved.

Her parents had won back their beloved 'Geeta' and had thwarted the terrible prospect of having a Mohammad Qasim or a Taimur Ali for grandchild.
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The following Web links have been used in this post in the order of occurrence.

1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_y-uACK4B8s

2. https://quran.com/33/50

3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBF-VcokuAw&t=8s

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Partition of India: The British and the BBC continue to be imperialist scoundrels they've always been

Compare this brief Partition documentary produced by BBC with a number of YouTube videos produced by amateurs like Sanwal Dhami, Desi Infotainer, IK Pind Punjab Da, Keshu Films Multani, Muhammad Sarfraz, and Muhammad Alamgir, and you will be convinced that this imperialist propaganda organisation has not even learnt the basics of sensitively reporting on a human society in 94 years of its absolutely shameful existence. This BBC clip is a beautiful example of how misleading imperialist propaganda can be produced in which people of the Indian Subcontinent are portrayed as emotive fools who are hopelessly divided among themselves on the basis of caste and creed. The sketchily, insensitively and selectively put together footage of the tearful response of a Muslim man returning to the house he was born in in India is contrasted with a British accented voice-over that is supposed to be "clinically observant, calm, rational and dispassionate". The viewers are supposed to feel the pathos arising out of BBC's reduction of Partition of India into a silly melodrama (with no sensible resolution) and be immensely thankful for the calm rationality that the British accented voice-over (and the consoling hug of British raised son of the Muslim man) provides to the emotional and disunited fools that people of the Indian Subcontinent are. Needless to say the British continue to be the colonial-imperialist butchers, spreaders of falsehood, sowers of discord, and shameless fraudsters. We need no less than an international tribunal to try the British imperialist criminals for the monstrous crimes against humanity that they have committed in the last three centuries. And BBC represents the very worst and the most mendacious of colonial-imperial propaganda broadcasters. I think there is a clear case for a social boycott of BBC across the former British colonies and for a demand that this shamelessly imperialist propaganda organisation be closed down.
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The following are the Web links used in this post.

1. 'This is not my country' | My Family, Partition and Me: India 1947 - Episode 1 | BBC One

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yw411sAHRSs

2. Sanwal Dhami's YouTube channel with videos featuring people of Indian Punjab who were witness to the Partition.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcn73C3_GG5S_NUrkWglC1Q

3. Desi Infotainer YouTube channel that has published a lot of Partition of India stories told by Pakistanis.

https://www.youtube.com/user/khayyamchohan

4. IK Pind Punjab Da channel on YouTube with videos that feature old Pakistanis who'd first-hand experience of the Partition of India.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpRY-UERK0vEiHG-vU3l4Yw

5. Keshu Films Multani's YouTube channel that has short documentaries featuring people and families who had to flee their homes in what became Pakistan in 1947 and to settle in the divided India, primarily Haryana.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcJSPI9grBwy11PHfaHxW7g

6. Muhammad Sarfraz's YouTube channel with videos featuring people in Pakistan who were witness to the Partition of India.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChSd3SOtbb-1IDoWPeHS5sQ

7. Muhammad Alamgir's YouTube channel featuring people who had migrated during Partition in 1947 from Haryana to what became Pakistan.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtzW8B-CxrmjgDqvbzEGR5w
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Friday, July 28, 2017

Here's a reminder of the 'undeclared Emergency' of the UPA-II era that elicited no 'Award Wapsi'

Published way back in September 2012, this interview with R. Jagannathan, the then editor of Firstpost, dates back to UPA-II era. 

It is a striking illustration of all the government intolerance, censorship, intimidation, even Emergency-like situation that was going on then -- not to mention massive corruption scandals like 2G and public outrage over them.

One is absolutely struck by the likeness that the issues raised by the interviewer, Madhu Trehan of News Laundry, bear to the issues that are being raised now in the Narendra Modi era in order to build the false narrative that Modi's rule has pushed India into an abyss of barbarism and totalitarianism.

Trehan talks about cartoonist Aseem Trivedi's arrest, Kapil Sibal's crackdown on social media, censorship (including of Jagannathan's article on Chidambaram), journalist Kanchan Gupta's having been summoned by a high-level government panel for answering questions on something he published, and such other issues and idiocies and ineptitude of the government led by Manmohan Singh.

Trehan even wonders if an Emergency like situation is upon us because of all the imperious and repressive measures taken by the UPA-II government.

So this interview brings before one's eyes the frightful scenario that prevailed in the year 2012 without a large section of the Media and 'Award Wapsi'/'Not in My Name' gang hollering that an undeclared Emergency was upon us as they have been doing ever since Narendra Modi has become the prime minister.

Watch the interview to understand what a massive fraud this section of the Media and 'Award Wapsi' gang have been perpetrating on the people!
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Following is the Web-link used in this post.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89mSWWeo-A0&spfreload=10

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Anand Ranganathan rips apart the fraud that the media has been perpetrating on the public

Here is a lovely article by Anand Ranganathan (who also works for News Laundry that I recently criticised in one of my blog-posts) on the criminal level of selectivity shown by the media in India in building a false narrative that Narendra Modi government has pushed India into an abyss of barbarism.

Published on 29 April 2017, this is not just an opinion piece, but a veritable research piece with a large number of citations of reportage, including news of what was going on during the tenure of the previous government.

The following are the comments I posted below the article, headlined 'Farook And The Art of Selectivity', on the News Landry website.
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It's a lovely article and I have nothing but respect and admiration for Anand Ranganathan for embedding in it a whole lot of reportage to substantiate and enliven his argument. 

I am gratified that Ranganathan has used in the headline the name of Farook who was murdered in March 2017 in Tamil Nadu by some Muslim fanatics for making public his atheistic views -- without the media, except the Indian Express, making even a whimper over Muslim intolerance and terror.

It's because Farook's death occurred when I was doing some of my own research into threats to social media users and bloggers in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh.

And I was absolutely stunned to see that ordinary social media-using 'Muslims' across the entire social-media-scape of these three countries have virtually turned into Al Qaeda or ISIS when it comes to openly abusing and threatening people who can even remotely be imagined to have used critical words for Islam or its prophet.

There is absolute terror going on on social media platforms from 'Muslims', complete with the vilest 'Ma-Behn' expletives and abuses.

I personally reported, for instance, some of the posters of abusive, even murderous, videos on YouTube, including one in which a Muslim man resolves to hunt down and kill Ashu Parihar, a young Indian woman, whom he accuses of having insulted the prophet, and even gives two of his phone numbers to potential informers.

There is another video featuring a Muslim man, apparently a Pakistani, who calls the young woman a whore and many other hate-filled names, invokes Modi ("Modi jaise ke kutte desh mein rahne wali"), and threatens to kill her.

None of these videos has been removed by YouTube and none of them has become the subject of mainstream media's reportage.

So a gargantuan fraud and a criminally selective level of propaganda has currently been going on in India with active involvement of the mainstream media.

Even the better reporters in the media, such as Indian Express that ran a very special 'Junaid Lynching' edition on 25 June 2017, have been guilty of high levels of criminal selectivity to build a narrative that suits them.

I feel that almost all journalists of the mainstream media have turned into trolls. Everybody is a troll now!

And the worst of them are guys like Siddharth Varadarajan and jokers like Prem Shankar Jha who published on 25 June on The Wire an entirely mendacious propaganda piece -- complete with whoppers like Kumar Vishwas and Kapil Mishra belong to the RSS! -- on how an undeclared emergency is upon us. 
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The following are the web-links used in this post.

https://www.newslaundry.com/2017/04/29/farook-and-the-art-of-selectivity

http://indianexpress.com/article/india/tamil-nadu-youth-h-farook-killed-for-being-an-atheist-father-says-he-too-will-become-one-4586999/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mY65TAG3qwM&t=23s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1OavzPuGzI&t=16s

http://indianexpress.com/article/india/faridabad-lynching-15-year-old-train-full-of-laughter-junaid-wanted-to-be-imam-one-day-4720646/

https://thewire.in/151083/forty-two-years-emergency-indias-democracy-danger/


Monday, June 26, 2017

भारतीयों, अपनी संस्कृतियों और परम्पराओं को 'रिलिजन' कह कर अमृत को विष न बनाओ!

'रिलिजन' एक विनाशकारी अवधारणा है. इस से दूर रहने की आवश्यकता है.

भारत के वह लोग जिन पर 'हिन्दू' का लेबल लगाया जाता है
(a) उनका न तो कोई एक गॉड या अल्लाह है,
(b) न कोई एक क्राइस्ट या पैग़म्बर,
(c) न कोई एक किताब,
(d) न कोई एक 'डॉक्ट्रिन' या अक़ीदा, न कोई एक कलमा,
(e) न कोई एक चर्च, न कोई एक मक्का-मदीना,
(f) न कोई एक पोप या एक खलीफा की संकल्पना,
(g) न किसी चर्च को समाज की आस्था और नैतिकता तय करने का अधिकार,
(h) न कोई एक ही तरह की हज का हुक्म,
(i) न कोई सुन्नत पर चलने का हुक्म,
(j) न कोई एक कौम या उम्माह की संकल्पना,
(k) न किसी तरह की खिलाफ़त को कायम करने की अवधारणा,
(l) न सवाब (इनाम) पर आधारित जिहाद की संकल्पना
(m) न औरों को 'कन्वर्ट' करने का जूनून,
(n) न मिशनरी या तबलीगी जमा'अतें कायम करने की धुन,
(o) न सारी दुनिया में अपने चर्च या मस्जिद बना कर जनता को कंट्रोल करने की कोशिश,
(p) न किसी तरह का कोई कैनोनिकल लॉ या शरीअत,
(q) न किसी तरह की कोई एक्युमेनिकल या वैटिकन काउंसिल जो 'डॉक्ट्रिन' में बदलाव करे,
(r) न इस तरह की मान्यता या चेष्टा कि जिसे हम सत्य मानते हैं वह संपूर्ण विश्व पर लागू किया जाना चाहिए,
(s) न यह दावा कि हमारे तरीक़े पर चलने से ही मनुष्य को साल्वेशन या निजात मिलेगी,
(t) न apostasy या इर्तिदाद (‘रिलिजन’ को त्यागने) की अवधारणा और न उसकी सज़ा का डरावा.

तो फिर जिन लोगों पर 'हिन्दू' का लेबल लगाया जाता है वह किसी 'रिलिजन' को मानने वाले कैसे हुए?

और जिस चीज़ को 'Hinduism' कहा जाता है, वह एक 'रिलिजन' कैसे हुआ?

अपने आप को ‘ईसाई’ कहने वाले अपनी ‘ईसाइयत’ को ‘रिलिजन’ कहते हैं. वे ईसाइयत के ‘इतिहास’ को यहूदियत से जोड़ते हैं. सो यहूदियत भी ‘रिलिजन’ कहलाई.

अपने आप को ‘मुस्लिम’ कहने वाले अपने दीन को यहूदियत और ईसाइयत से जोड़ते हुए ‘पैगम्बराना’ परम्परा की अंतिम कड़ी मानते हैं. सो उन्हें भी अपने दीन को ‘रिलिजन’ कहलवाने में कोई आपत्ति नहीं.

पर जिन लोगों पर 'हिन्दू' का लेबल लगाया जाता है उनका 'रिलिजन' जैसी वाहेयात अवधारणा और साम्राज्यवादी व्यवस्था से कोई सम्बन्ध नहीं है.

बल्कि यह भी कहना पड़ेगा कि भारतीयता में 'रिलिजन' जैसी कोई अवधारणा लेश मात्र भी नहीं है.

‘रिलिजन’ में संस्कृति से परे एक बनावटी सामूहिकता और सबकी एक ही आस्था होने का ढोंग है, जबकी ‘धर्म’ की अवधारणा ऐसी है कि प्रत्येक व्यक्ति का अपना निजी धर्म हो सकता है.

‘रिलिजन’ में सोच, आस्था और कुछ हद तक सांस्कृतिक व्यवहार के मामले में समन्वयता (syncretism) को अस्वीकार किया जाता है ताकि सबकी एक ही आस्था होने का ढोंग बना रहे, जबकी भारतीयता की तो आत्मा ही ऐसी समन्वयता है.

इसलिए ‘धर्म’ रिलिजन नहीं है.

और ‘रिलिजन’ धर्म नहीं है.

यदि ‘हिन्दू’ कहलाने वाले लोगों में थोड़ी भी समझदारी है तो वे अपनी विविधता-पूर्ण संस्कृतियों और परम्पराओं को ‘रिलिजन’ की विनाशकारी अवधारणा के ढाँचे में ढलने से रोकेंगे -- न कि स्वयं ही उन पर 'रिलिजन' का झूठा लेबल लगाकर अमृत को भी विष बनाने की मूर्खता करेंगे.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Of course students should be able to burn Adityanath's effigy but there is hate and falsehood in broader propaganda

In this video clip posted today (25 June 2017) by News24 TV channel on YouTube, the anchor discusses an order by the proctor of Allahabad university in Uttar Pradesh that says students cannot burn the effigy of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath because he is some kind of "Dharmacharya".

Having viewed only a part of this interview, I offer the following cursory comments.

Students' "virodh" is obviously "political"; it's nothing but "politicking". So anchor's question is stupid.

Also idiotic and laughable is the university proctor's contention that Adityanath is some kind of "Dharmacharya".

I think Adityanath is a pretty silly kind of politician who may not even receive the perfunctory respect that people usually give to politicians.

However, the most idiotic and mendacious comments have been made by All India Students Federation's (AISF's) Rahila Parveen who repeats the stale and obviously false accusation that Modi government has been trying hard to gag dissent and opposition.

Any nincompoop who reads newspapers or watches TV or surfs the Net can see that the Media has been floating with most caustic of criticism -- and even abuse and vituperation -- directed against the Modi government right from the time it took office on 31 May 2014.

Today (25 June 2017) Indian Express, for instance, has published a very special 'Junaid Lynching' edition -- all to build the narrative that Modi government has pushed us into a situation where "Hindus" of India are openly threatening, killing and lynching innocent Muslims.

Social media has taken the cue and people have gone berserk in hollering on Twitter that 'Hindus are killing Muslims'.

Junaid's lynching is a horrible act of criminality resulting from fight between two groups of young people on a train and should be condemned, but using it to build a narrative that Modi government is getting Muslims killed is blatant falsehood and hate-filled criminal and communal act in itself.

The same false and hate-filled propaganda was spread around the killing of Zafar Khan in Rajasthan.

What Rahila Parveen and others of her ilk are doing is spreading falsehood and hatred.
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The following is the web link used in this post.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxmzWFtCl8I

'Quam' is a false concept that madly seeks to homogenize cultural diversity; it must be shunned

There is no such thing as "Sikh Quam". Anyone who believes in the so called "Sikh Quam" -- as the keshdhari discussant i...