February 26, 2005

Hindus , Have 5 kids or be Islamised

Dailypioneer

Dina Nath Mishra

Let's be open about it

In Bihar, Muslims comprise 16.5 per cent of the population and
have been the sole determinants of power for 15 years.

Muslims have played a major role in shaping Indian politics. They
form 13.4 per cent of our population. States where Muslims account for
more than 10 per cent of the population are Lashkadweep (95.5 per
cent), J&K (67 per cent), Assam (31 per cent), W Bengal (25 per cent),
Kerala (24.7 per cent), Bihar (16.5 per cent), Jharkhand (13.8 per cent),
Karnataka (12.2 per cent), Uttaranchal (11.9 per cent), Delhi (11.7 per
cent) and Maharashtra (10.6 per cent).

Muslims are concentrated in UP, Bihar, West Bengal and Assam,
especially in districts bordering Nepal. Western UP has been witnessing a
demography change for some time .

When Nationalist forces rang alarm bells just after the release
of the 2001 Census figures, the secular brigade derided it as a saffron
propaganda. Left wing Economic and Political Weekly of January 29,
2005, devoted an entire issue to it. By their hair-splitting arguments
about fertility differentials by religion literacy and female-to-male
ratio, they pooh-poohed the "saffron propaganda".

A decade back, former IB chief T V Rajeshwar wrote an alarming
piece about religious demographic changes in certain parts of India and
warned the country that the threat of another Partition is looming
large. He is former Uttar Pradesh Governor Vishnu Kant Shastri. When the UPA
Government came to power, the so-called saffronite governor was
summarily dismissed and Rajeshwar was brought in his place.

Most writers and researchers who have flexed their intellectual
muscles to disapprove the so-called saffron propaganda have banked on
Muslim illiteracy for the rise in Muslim population. This impression is
quite erroneous.

Dr Omar Khalidi was born in Hyderabad and emigrated to the US in
1977. He did his masters from Harvard University and PhD from the
University of Wales. Currently, he is teaching in the Massachusetts
University of Technology as a staff member of the Agha Khan programme.

In his interview to Radiance Views, a Jamaat-e-Islami weekly, he
said: "We need Muslim-majority districts for three reasons. First,
concentrated areas provide security. Second, they provide an environment
that is conducive to our cultural independence. Third, they provide a
political base through which our people can be elected. At present,
constituencies have been created in a way that our numbers don't add up to
elect adequate legislators.... Hyderabad and Rangareddy in Andhra Pradesh
and Gulbarga and certain talukas could be merged to create a Deccan
province. Similarly in Bihar, the regions of Katihar, Kishanganj and
Purniya can be made into an Urdu-speaking province or a Union Territory.
There are regions in Bengal and UP where Muslims can be in majority.
Though, a large number of Muslims would still be left out, having these
strongholds is important for their future. This would ensure proper
political representation in States and we would have our voice in Parlia!
ment.... A decade ago, it was not fashionable to talk about reservation
for Muslims. Today, Muslims have reservation in Kerala and Karnataka.
In Andhra, too, we are likely to get reservation. Don't judge everything
from what's happening today. Huq liye jaten hain pesh nahin kiye jate."

The cat is out of the bag. The ummah has to Islamise the whole
world. Jehadis are fighting for it. In India, they, too, have an agenda.
Dr Khalidi has just put it in words and has, in fact, given a clarion
call. Jinnah propounded the 'Two-Nation Theory' and carved out a nation
of Dar-ul-Islam (land of believers). The rest of India is Dar-ul-Harb
(land of non-believers) which needs to be conquered.

Our brand of secularism has not just partitioned India, but
several other countries as well. Those who do not learn from history are
condemned to repeat it. Indians don't mind a Barkatullah as Chief Minister
of Rajasthan. In fact, most Indians celebrated the rise of Dr APJ Abdul
Kalam as President. It was his merit not religion that enabled him to
reach the position. But Muslim appeasement by political parties must be
condemned.

Our intellectuals and secular parties have an ostrich like
altitude. Indians failed to understand Islam, an expansionist political
religion. Even now, our intellectuals cry foul whenever the question of
demographic aggression and high percentage of increase in Muslim population
is raised.

February 25, 2005

Ex-ISI chiefs versus Musharraf

Ex-ISI chiefs versus Musharraf —Khaled Ahmed Urdu Press Review

The three ISI generals reflect badly on the intellectual resource of the ISI, but Musharraf is saved by the fact that these gentlemen are also strategically inept. Out of the three, one is most light-weight but we should not be misled by his example into thinking that all fanatically religious people are intellectually deficient

Retired generals usually try to remain on the right side of the reigning chief of the army staff. But a group these days is breaking the unspoken rule. Most of them have a reputation of being swashbuckling in their own way. It becomes worrisome when generals retired from the intelligence agencies speak in terms more suited to the space devoted in the Urdu press to nationalist passions.

Quoted in Nawa-e-Waqt (January 9, 2005) ex-ISI chief General (Retd) Javed Nasir said that those who were making concessions to India should be ashamed of themselves after India refused to accommodate Pakistan’s right approach on Baglihar Dam. He said that after Baglihar on the Chenab river India would start building a dam on Jhelum River. Then what would the government do? He said if everyone could be defied on the question of uniform then why couldn’t everyone be defied on the question of Kalabagh Dam which was more important than the uniform? If Pakistan were to stop being distracted (idhar udhar dekhna) Bharat could be taught a lesson.

Mr Javed Nasir was once a supporter of Musharraf. That was the period in which Kargil happened. After being relieved from the ISI rather unceremoniously, he was ensconced in Lahore looking after Sikh yatrees and setting up their gurudwara ‘supra’ committees that would raise hackles in India. He didn’t care that his support to Kargil would be taken ill by prime minister Nawaz Sharif. Then Musharraf took over and removed Javed Nasir from his job in Lahore. Now the ex-ISI general has joined the anti-Musharraf chorus started by General Hameed Gul and General Asad Durrani, the latter criticising the Wana Operation recently on GEO TV. The three ISI generals reflect badly on the intellectual resource of the ISI; but Musharraf is saved by the fact that these gentlemen are also strategically so inept. Out of the three, Javed Nasir is the most light-weight. But one should not be misled by his example into thinking that all fanatically religious people are intellectually deficient. The fourth general, this time non-ISI, who has decided to take on Musharraf is General Faiz Ali Chishti who once famously said that Pakistan had neglected to educate its masses because ‘you don’t keep good furniture in the house if the roof is leaking’.

Quoted by daily Insaf (January 7, 2005) leader of Jamaat Dawa (former Lashkar-e-Tayba) Hafiz Saeed stated that the Northern Areas of Pakistan were being turned apostate (murtad) through the Aga Khan Foundation. He said Pakistan was not Islamic therefore each Muslim should enforce Shariat in his house. He said Hindus, Jews and Christians were active in the garb of NGOs and were being protected by them.

Hafiz Saeed is invariably lethal. He is now building up the mythical case of an Ismaili conspiracy in the Northern Areas. Using the word murtad is significant because the punishment for a murtad is death in the eyes of the Islamists. The above statement is a clear invitation to a ‘permissible’ vigilante attempt on the lives of poor non-Muslims and Islamic sects the hardline clergy doesn’t like.

According to Insaf, (January 7, 2005) monitoring committee of Multan local government warned that all actresses taking part in cultural shows and theatre should change their names in case such names meant something sacred or were associated with sacred personalities. The committee said that the actresses should present themselves to the committee but perform wuzu (Islamic ablution) before arriving and should be clad in burqa.

Multan is showing signs of future trouble. Our intelligence agencies should profile the city. The work should be done by our universities, but they have long since stopped doing any useful sociological research. The Multan committee is moving towards violence against culture. All the tell-tale signs are there.

Columnist Abdul Qadir Hassan wrote in Jang (January 18, 2005) that Raja Munawwar was an armchair commentator these days because he was not ‘fit’ with the new set-up. Raja Sahib told a gathering of friends that today Sardar Akbar Bugti was pretending to be the commander of the Baloch against the federal government but in the 1970s he was himself the ruler of Balochistan when military action was started there under Pakistan’s most popular ruler, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. Then Raja Sahib gave he example of Indira Gandhi who took action in East Punjab to quell the separatism of the Sikhs and gave her life but did not give up the writ of the state there.

Balochistan has Baloch nationalism which may decline into warlordism if it wins. It has little chance of winning because of the trespass of the Pushtun in the province. Two kinds of tribalisation is in process. The Baloch tribalisation and the Pushtun one, both pre-modern in their essence. Lack of development — without assigning blame in a complex scenario — has fixed the province in the amber of retarded evolution. The state anywhere in the world is irreducibly coercive by its very nature. It depends on how it sweetens the bitter pill to re-establish its writ in Balochistan.

Columnist Irshad quoted Baloch Sardar Ataullah Mengal in Jang (January 18, 2005) saying that out of the 33,275 Frontier Constabulary soldiers only 300 were from Balochistan. The coast guard on the coast of Sindh and Balochistan contained only 3 percent Baloch, 19 percent Sindhis, 16 percent from the NWFP and 62 percent Punjabis. In Balochistan the government ran 586 checkpoints which meant that every one thousand population of the province had a checkpoint over them. He said the ratio of checkpoint to population was more severe in Balochistan than in Indian Held Kashmir.

Since there is hardly any police in Balochistan, removing the checkpoints will leave the province without any semblance of the writ of the state. A sardar should not speak on this because he (usually) has his personal army that will fill the gap if you remove the checkpoints he wants removed. For the sake of good politics, let someone else make the plaint.

Writing in Jang (January 18, 2005) Nazir Naji stated that there was authentic news that the Baloch youth was being sent to the American-dominated Gulf states where they were being trained for a final ‘secular’ insurgency in Balochistan. This was what was meant when Chaudhry Shujaat said that a foreign power was involved in Balochistan. The US was not happy with Musharraf over the many things he had promised to do, therefore, the Americans were putting into action their plan of separating Balochistan with its natural resources. Under the new situation the traditional Baloch leadership would become irrelevant. This meant that the state of Pakistan and the sardars would both lose out.

Who in the region is free of American domination? The Baloch boys could be sent to Islamabad where Musharraf is the strong American proxy. The Gulf Arabs hate the US just as we do. How can the Gulf be a safe place? If you say this to the Americans they say this news is mere fantasy. Where is the proof that the Americans are separating Balochistan from Pakistan? *

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_25-2-2005_pg3_5

Modi's Visit to USA : Pakistani ISI funding protest campaigns , using their Muslim proxies

The Ant-Hindu , anti-India coalition of several Indian-American humanitarian Associations, comprising of Muslim, Christian, and pseudo secular Indian groups are moving ahead with its campaign to tarnish Hindu Image and India by protesting the visit of Narendra Modi, Chief Minister of Gujarat to USA . According to our sources , these groups are funded by clandestine members of Pakistani Intelligence ISI , acting as members of this coalition , Pakistan government embassy is watching the developments closely and giving media support by using pakistan friendly journalists , and also soon pulling strings in congress to issue a statement by a congressmen . For them Narendra Modi " who bears the responsibility for the extraordinary oppression and violence directed against the religious minoroties in Gujarat " , this is ironic to make such unwarrent statement , giving an impression that this is the first time a riot took place in Gujarat . It has to be reminded that this is 13th riot that took place in the city of Goadhra, and Gujarat had a history of communal riots under congress governments . Since these self styled seculars and humanitarian associations loath anything Hindu , and in particular their hate towards BJP and RSS , they are vociferous about leaders of BJP and RSS . They are stone silence about 1984 Ant-Sikh riots where congress leaders and workers butchered over 3000 innocent sikhs .

This is not first time they are doing such acts , earlier RSS Spokesperson Mr.Ram Madhav was invited to leatures in US universities, these same groups protested againts such visit . We urge all Patriotic citizens and Indian diaspora to watch these anti-india , ant-hindu individuals and entities and build the awareness network to protect India and it;s reputation . These people are TRAITORS to put in in one word , and hope you all know what to do with these traitors , just equate these worthless morons as pakistanis and ostracize from our community .

This HATE HINDU , HATE INDIA "Coalition is implementing a multiprong campaign, that comprises of political action, media action, disseminating information to the public and holding protest rallies."

So far they did following

1. Letters signed by a large number of Indian-American professors in the faculties of various universities in US, have been sent to:

- US Secretary of State Condeleza Rice, requesting her to deny entry to Modi into US.


- County Executive of Brovard county (Ft Lauderdale) FL, requesting him to deny Modi entry to the County Convention Center, where the AAHOA convewntion is being held.


- Senior Officebearers of AAHOA requesting them to rescind the
invitation to Modi to their convention (March 24-26).

Copies of these letters have been distributed to a large number of US and Indian newspapers and media outlets.

2. Advertisements are being developed for publication in US newspapers in cities that Modi is likely to visit.

3. Preparations are being made to hold protest rallies at the site of Modi's public meetings in various cities.


This campaign requires thousands of dollars for the many expenses , our Intelligence sources say that Saudi Arabian embassy official has also promised to part finance their activity along with Pakistani Embassy officials . Though it appears very trivial for ordinary Indian citizens and diaspora, this is a international conspiracy to destablise India and it's Image before the world , the sickening fact is people have joined hands with our enemies are Indian Passport carrying people , Indian diaspora , working in various academia and Media circles in USA .These are the same people who attacked Indian Charity organization IDRF some timeback .

(Who love to hate anything that is Hindu and Pro-India)
Association of Indian Muslims of America (AIM) is an active partner in this coalition. Mr. Kaleem Kawaja a Taliban supporter and Banned Terrorist organization SIMI supporter is an active member who is spearheading this campaign along with Indian Leftists in USA , FOIL = Federation of Inquilabi(Formerly Indian) leftists , South asian groups (All are Pro Pakistani organizations , who hate India ) . Mr.Kaleem Khwaja ( Indian Muslim, a Alighar Muslim University Product , settled in USA ) is an Islamic Jihadist , who shed tears for Taliban when USA bombed Afghanistan , who loves to hates Hindus and work covertly for Pakistani intelligence ISI and other Islamic fundamentalist organizations , he has a wide network in India and coordinate all activities from USA at the behest of ISI.

To meet the expenses of the campaign he is appealing to public to raise funds , but eventually FUNDS COME FROM PAKISTANI AND OTHER JIHADI GROUPS .....Appealing is just an act , FUNDS ARE ALREADY COMMITTED AND ARE RELEASED IN PHASED MANNER ...

Will DMK walk out of UPA?

We are living through interesting times, not beause it is the Budget season. The air in Chennai is rife with the possibility of mid-term, snap polls in August 2005, just a year after the repeal of the anti-conversion law in Dravidanadu.

These polls should be channeled to include polls for Lok Sabha, by deft intervention by NDA activists who should encourage people like M. Karunanidhi (MK) to get angry every day until Aug. 2005. Here are two reports about the reason for M Karunanidhi's anger against Congress (aka Antonia Maino) and his recalling 6 central ministers of DMK for an emergency political review session in Chennai on Feb. 27. Maybe, they will get back in time to show secular solidarity when the Budget is unveiled on Feb. 28. Maybe, not.

There is another angle to the problem. The marriage of convenience between Antonia Maino and Jayalalithaa seems to have been forged around August 2004 after J. withdrew the anti-conversion law in absolute haste. This is just a stab in the back for MK coming from an UPA of which he was an architect.

Since the repeal of the anti-conversion law, two major events have occurred related to the role of these two -- Mother India and Mother Dravidanadu -- 1. Golden Star of Honour and Dignity Award given to J. in Oct. 2004 by Mallavarapu Prakash (Bishop of Vijayawada), india rep. and Natalya Krivutsa (Vice-Chariperson, Intl. Human Rights Defense Committee, Ukraine); 2. Binny Hinn show in Bangalore which honoured Grace Brenta, the rep. of Antonia Maino. Both events highlight the bonhomie achieved by the duo promoting the christist agenda. The award on Feb. 24, by Rotary Intl. (Benjamin Christian) on J's birthday is an icing on the cake. All the walls of Chennai city are plastered with glory posters hailing the Thanga Tarakai (Tamil translation of Golden Star).

Naturally, this should have made M. Karunanidhi worried that he is not even being recognized as the sole representative of Tolkappiya Tamil since World Federation of Tamil Youth Inc. is celebrating J as the Best Statesperson of the nation ever. (The Inc. is headed by Dr. Vijay Prabhakar, a physician, who had authored a biography of J which earned him a Ph.D. given by National Theological Christian College, Chicago). Dr. Prabhakar was in the city in the wake of the tsunami on the same day when KA Paul of Paul Charity City in Hyderabad arrived in his private jet and who did they and Mallavarapu Prakash meet? J.

Bishop of Vijayawada, Mallavarapu Prakash was made Chairman of Tamilnadu Minorities Welfare Commission. Imagine a man from Vijayawada guiding Dravidanadu minority concerns.

MK has seen through the new coalitions emerging between AIADMK and Congress (read: J and Antonia Maino) as exemplars of secular politics (read, encouraging evangelists and proselytizers). No wonder MK is worried.

That the hindu are taken for granted in this one-uppance to pamper the conversion melas is obvious. MK didn't realise that he was walking into the trap set by J when he unwittingly supported J's actions against Kanchi matham. He was blinded by his passion for anti-brahmin rhetoric. Now he should be seeing through the broader political alliance game being played out in Dravidanadu well beyond brahmin, into anti-hindu claptrap.

It is for investigative journalists to figure out if the awards are mere plaques or if they are packed in greenbacks.

Now, what should leaders like George Fernandes and LK Advani do? I think they will do well to focus on preventing a third-front emerging, led by commies.

NDA should work for a broader-based, expanded network of NDA as a direct opposition to Antonia Maino-Surjeet-J alliance. If such an opposition is posited, wind will be taken out of Surjeet's secular sails. Being secular will become a symbol of being national security risks.

We will talk about what the expanded NDA should do when in power. For now, just corner the trio into a phony secular trap: Antonia Maino-Surjeet-J . Encourage MK to get angry every day. It looks as though an opportunity to forge an anti-secular, pro-hindu, national, swaabhimaan coalition is emerging.


Dhanyavaadah.Kalyanaraman



DMK summons its Ministers from Delhi

Chennai/New Delhi, Feb. 25. (PTI): The sharp remarks of Union Minister E V K S Elangovan demanding a share in power for his party, Congress, in Tamil Nadu has stirred a hornet's nest, creating strains in relations with DMK, which has summoned all its ministers at the Centre for a meeting on Sunday in Chennai. A meeting of the party's High Level Action Committee has been convened in Chennai to discuss the "current political situation", a party statement said. However, the Congress high command stepped in quickly to douse the fire dissociating itself from the remarks of the Minister of State for Commerce.

A day after Elangovan's reported remarks at a party meeting in Chennai that the Congress party was being run not to put "others in the saddle" in the state, the DMK, under whose leadership the UPA coalition swept all the 40 Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry last year, called all its ministers to Chennai. The DMK statement did not refer to Elangovan's remarks but party sources said the meeting of the High-Level Action Committee would discuss that.

Elangovan, a former PCC president, however, stuck to his statement in Delhi saying "revival of Kamaraj rule", an euphemism for Congress in power, was the declared policy of the Congress since 1967 and there was nothing new in it. "I have not spoken against anybody and I have high regards for DMK president M Karunanidhi," he added.

Coalition talk in the State may harm coalition in Centre
TNCC leaders take potshots at MK
NT Bureau
Chennai, Feb 25:

The TNCC is becoming increasingly belligerent much to the discomfiture of the DMK. Every word spoken about possible coalition at the State level is making the DMK and its supremo M Karunanidhi uneasy. The TNCC leaders have now gone one step ahead and taken direct potshots at Karunanidhi for ill-treating and overlooking the State Congress leaders at functions.

A senior Minister in the Union Cabinet, speaking at a meeting in Sathyamurthy Bhavan yesterday, said that the time for coalition politics at the State level has come and there was no need to go begging to anyone for that. Though he didn't spell out Karunanidhi's name, his reference left nobody in doubt. Karunanidhi, it may be recalled, has been writing against the idea of coalition being floated by the TNCC leaders. But the mood at the TNCC last evening was overwhelmingly one for coalitions.

Senior leaders expressed their solidarity over the view that the party's future would be secure only if it gets a coalition government in the State in future. The Congress, which lost power in the State in 1967, has been depending on any one of the Dravidian parties during the last four decades to get MPS from the State while leaving the floor open for them to hold fort at the State level. The slogan of TNCC leaders to bring back 'Kamaraj rule' again in Tamilnadu has only been slogan and has not materialised. But now there is a new-found confidence and vigour in them. Speaking at the meeting attended by MPs, MLAs and senior functionaries of TNCC, Congress Legislative Party leader S R Balasubramanian and Union Minister E V K S Elangovan unequivocally expressed their views on coalition government in the State in 2006. While Balasubramanian said that 'we need not be shy of demanding a share in the power as it is the compulsion of the time, Elangovan thundered 'it is the right time to lay claims for a coalition government'. The CLP leader said 'we need not beg for our share but should put forth our demands outright manner. No party can form a government in Tamilnadu in the future without the 'mercy' of Congress. If we work together vigorously during the next one year, definitely we can have our share in the next government in the State'. Referring to the opinion that he had expressed his views on coalition government too early, Elangovan said 'I have put forth this demand at the appropriate time so that our party can get its due share during the election time'. Dismissing the reports that he had differences of opinion with Vasan, the Union Minister said let the Congress workers commence election work right now'.

http://www.newstodaynet.com/25FEB/LD2.HTM

February 24, 2005

Brave young officials give Bihar its best polls

Brave officials give Bihar its best polls

By Amarnath Tewary in Patna
Thursday, 24 February , 2005, 11:40
Bihar elections have always been a bloody affair. But this time, thanks to some gutsy officials, it has been conducted in a fairly orderly fashion.

Though ten people lost their lives during the last phase of poll, it was relatively a violence-free election in Lalu's Bihar. And thanks to the security, more people came out to vote.

Aware of the topography of the State's electoral firmament, the Election Commission sought the services of a steel-framed, upright officer KJ Rao as a special in-charge of Bihar elections. The message was loud and clear: Nothing beyond the guidelines would be tolerated. Full Coverage:State polls 2005

Taking serious note of the spineless Bihar bureaucracy, Rao made some changes, much to the discomfiture of the ruling party boss and his coterie of officials.

Before the first two phases of elections, he asked for a panel of names of officials from the State government, but he soon ordered certain officials to be posted at certain places.

This was bound to cause monstrous resentment within the ruling part. "Now the EC has started acting arbitrarily. It doesn't think it necessary to ask for the recommendation of the names of officers", reacted RJD spokesman Shivanand Tiwari. Officers KK Pathak, CK Anil were asked to take charge of Gopalganj and Siwan districts and Ratn Sanjay and Shobha Ahotkar were sent as SPs of Siwan and adjoining Chhapra districts. Soon after taking charge, the officers started playing the law and order tune in their respective areas.

Gopalganj DM KK Pathak ordered externment of Lalu's infamous brother-in-law Sadhu Yadav from the district till elections were over. The new Siwan DM soon pounced upon the most feared-Sultan of Siwan Mohd Shahabuddin.

The much-feared Shahabuddin was transferred to Patna Beur Jain from the Siwan jail for security reasons. When the ‘crown prince’ got bail, the DM passed an order for his externment from the district for six months under state Crime Control Act. The message swept though the district.

On his part, the AK-56-wielding SP, Ratn Sanjay made his cell phone number public and requested people to contact him "anytime, for anything".

An infuriated RJD supreme Lalu Prasad cried foul and termed as "violation of the constitutional rights of a citizen", the externment of his party MPs, including Mohammed Shahabuddin and Anirudh Prasad alias Sadhu Yadav.


Such confident, educated and self-made officers from lower middle calss families are the ones going to bring about the change in the functioning of govt machinery. With the remnants of british educated, angreji tasting and arrogant ones gradully losing ground to the home grown desi officers, things have to improve. These are the signs of a self confident ordinary Indian. The Sangh and its sister organisations are doing a commendable job in infusing Indian masses with nationalism and Indian moral values.

PROFILE
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Ratan Sanjay

Date of Birth: 9/January/1974

Date of Joining IPS 28/December/1998

Designation SP, Bhabhua

Home State :Uttar Pradesh Year of Allotment 1998

Education Qualification : M.A.


http://www.svpnpa.gov.in/advs.asp?a=0&c=4&y=1998

The Ant and the grasshopper: retold....

From a Forum

The Ant and the grasshopper: retold....

CLASSIC VERSION...

The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.

The grasshopper thinks he's a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.

Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed. The grasshopper has no food or shelter so he dies out in the cold.


MODERN VERSION...

The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks he's a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.

Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while others are cold and starving.

BBC, CNN, NDTV show up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a video of the ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food.

The World is stunned by the sharp contrast. How can this be that this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?

Arundhati Roy stages a demonstration in front of the ant's house. Amnesty International and Koffi Annan criticizes the Government for not upholding the fundamental rights of the grasshopper.

The Internet is flooded with online petitions seeking support to the
grasshopper. Opposition MP's stage a walkout. Left parties call for "Bharat Bandh" in West Bengal and Kerala demanding a Judicial Enquiry.

Finally, the Judicial Committee drafts the Prevention of Terrorism Against Grasshoppers Act [POTAGA]", with effect from the beginning of the winter. The ant is fined for failing to comply with POTAGA and, having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the government and handed over to the grasshopper in a ceremony covered by BBC,CNN and NDTV.

Arundhati Roy calls it "a triumph of justice".

February 23, 2005

Kurd who will seal Saddam's fate

Kurd who will seal Saddam's fate


The Times of London

February 24, 2005




A veteran peshmerga fighter holds a photograph of a young Jalal Talabani
when he was leading Kurdish guerilla resistance. (RICHARD MILLS)

Kurd who will seal Saddam's fate
From Anthony Loyd in Sulaimaniyah
Favourite for presidency insists on a federal, secular state


::nobreak::JALAL TALABANI, the former Kurdish guerrilla commander, prisoner
and outlaw who seems likely to become Iraq's President, has more reason
than most to want Saddam Hussein dead.

The enmity between the two men is such that on one occasion, during the
brutal struggle between Saddam's forces and the Kurds in northern Iraq,
Saddam offered an amnesty to every Kurdish fighter except Mr Talabani.

As President, Mr Talabani would have a chance to turn the tables on the
fallen dictator. If Saddam is convicted of war crimes, including the
slaughter of more than 182,000 Kurds, Mr Talabani would sign his execution
warrant.

But he has a problem. "I've thought about it and this is one of my big
problems," he told The Times in an interview at his base in Qala Chwallan,
northern Iraq. "Why? Because as a lawyer I signed an international appeal
against executions and now this gentleman will be sentenced to death, and
Iraqi people want to sentence him, to kill him. What can I do?" Asked if he
can resolve the dilemma, he laughed. "I hope so."

With the Kurds securing a strong second place in elections last month, and
the victorious Shia having chosen Ibrahim al-Jaafari for the Prime
Minister's job on Tuesday, Mr Talabani, 71, is the favourite for the
presidency.

Yet there would be many ironies in him becoming titular head of a country
whose rule he has spent most of his life fighting to escape.

"In my life I didn't think at all to be minister, or prime minister or
president," he said. "I was thinking that the Kurdish struggle is a
prolonged one and it will continue for many, many decades."

Since the 1991 Gulf War, the Kurds have enjoyed considerable autonomy and
relative prosperity in the former no-fly zone of northern Iraq. As leader
of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, one of the two main Kurdish parties,
Mr Talabani refuses to acknowledge that most of Iraq's five million Kurds
now yearn for outright independence and appears to favour more realistic
goals that would not lead to the break-up of Iraq.

"Ask Kurds: 'Do you want independence?' Of course everyone will say
'yes'," he said. "But is it possible to have independence now? There are
two things: wishful thinking and reality. Most Kurds voted for a
legislature to be part of a united democratic federative Iraq . . . a
federation within the framework of Iraq.

"The Kurdish struggle will continue until it achieves self-determination.
Right now, though, in Iraq the Kurdish struggle will continue for . . . the
prosperity of our people, for economic development."

Mr Talabani, nonetheless, has drawn up some tough conditions for accepting
the presidency. They include federal status for the Kurdish lands, and the
departure of Arabs sent by Saddam to populate the oil-rich city of Kirkuk
in place of Kurds.

"We are not ready to accept posts without reaching agreement with our
partners in the parliament on the main issues like federation, like
democracy for Iraq, like the relation between religion and state," he said.

"Kirkuk must be normalised and returned to the stature before Saddam
Hussein's ethnic-cleansing policy."

With the Kurds commanding 75 seats in the 275-member National Assembly and
the Shia well short of the two-thirds majority required to enact
legislation, Mr Talabani can afford to take a strong line.

He is withholding judgment on the nomination for the prime ministership of
Mr Jaafari, who has strong Islamic credentials, and said that Kurds will
not co-operate with a Shia-led government unless it supports democracy and
federalisation.

He is emphatic that the Kurds will insist on secular government. "We will
never accept any religious government in Iraq. Never," he declared,
thumping the table. "This is a red line for us. We will never live inside
an Islamic Iraq. We respect Islam. Islam is our religion . . . The Islamic
identity of Iraqi people must be respected, but not an Islamic government."

Mr Talabani's temper is notorious. "He shouts and swears at everyone if
there has been a mistake," one of his peshmerga bodyguards said. "One time
I was driving him too fast and left the escort vehicle behind. I still
haven't forgotten the shouting now. When he's in a vile mood, everyone
wants to run from his sight."

However, Mr Talabani is also renowned for the inspiration and courage he
gave the beleaguered peshmerga guerrillas during their battles against
Saddam. A connoisseur of good food and a cigar-smoker who has only recently
given up alcohol, he is also well known for his humour and sensitivity.

"When you are punished, he will soon also reward you," the bodyguard said.
"And many times when I have seen him speak of friends who were killed in
the struggle he has come close to tears and sometimes even cried."

Mr Talabani's fight for dominance in Iraqi Kurdistan has not always been
pretty. During the internecine warfare between Kurds in the 1990s, he
called on Iranian military support to oust rival Kurdish guerrillas, and
critics note that his ostensible liberalism is underpinned by ruthless
realpolitik.

"He is somewhere between an authoritarian and liberal," Asos Hardi, chief
editor of Hawlati, the leading independent newspaper in Iraqi Kurdistan,
said. "You can see signs in him of both totalitarianism and tolerance.
There is no doubt, though, that he is a smart politician, and a man of
will."

Britain bears some responsibility for the Kurdish problem. It ignored the
1920 Treaty of Sevres, which promised Kurds their independence, and
surplanted it with the 1923 Treaty of Lausanne with Turkey, leading to the
division and subjugation of the Kurdish people. Restive Kurds in Iraq
subsequently were bombed and gassed into acquiescence by the RAF and
British Army.

Mr Talabani now looks to the British to make amends by safeguarding the
rights of Iraq's Kurdish minority. "When I met Tony Blair once, I told him
that as a student I had taken part in many demonstrations saying 'British
go home'," he said. "But when they came back we welcomed them. We hope,
though, that they will compensate us for what they have done in the past to
Kurdish people.

"British forces and British planes once crushed our revolution. For that,
now the British have a moral responsibility towards us."

WAR AND PEACE

1933 Jalal Talabani born in Kelkan, Iraqi Kurdistan

1946 Forms clandestine Kurdish student group

1947 Joins Kurdistan Democratic Party

1950 Jailed for political activities

1956 Finishes law studies in Baghdad; briefly in army; back to clandestine
politics

1960-64 War between government and Kurdish peshmerga. Talabani rises
through ranks; commands resistance units in Iraq for most of next 30 years

1975 Kurdish resistance collapses and splits. Talabani founds Patriotic
Union of Kurdistan

1980s Central government and peshmerga at war

1988 Iraqi forces gas Kurdish town of Halabja; at least 5,000 killed

1988-89 Iraqi campaign against Kurds leaves 182,000 Kurds dead

1991 Kurdish revolt crushed. Safe haven set up for Kurds in Iraq's North

1993-96 Fighting between PUK and rival KDP, ended by Ankara agreement

1998 PUK and KDP agree to share power within regional government

6 pilot complaints: FBI investigating laser reports in Dallas area

6 pilot complaints: FBI investigating laser reports in Dallas area



FBI investigating laser reports in Dallas area
DALLAS (AP) - The FBI is investigating after six airline pilots told
authorities that they saw a laser while approaching Dallas-Fort Worth
International Airport.
The pilots told authorities that they each saw a green laser while flying
over Denton County between 7:30 and 8:45 p.m. Sunday, said John Clabes, a
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman.

Over the last four months, the FAA has received dozens of reports of lasers
being pointed at airplanes in several states.

But unlike previous incidents, no lasers were aimed at the airplanes'
cockpits in the Sunday sightings, said FBI Special Agent Lori Bailey, an
agency spokeswoman.

"Right now we're characterizing it as having observed laser activity," she
said. "It would be different from somebody actually getting targeted with a
laser light."

Bailey declined to give specifics about the FBI investigation but added that
no arrests had been made.

Pilots taking off or landing at the airport have reported recent laser
sightings. On Feb. 6, an American Airlines captain reported a laser beam
hitting his jet near Grapevine Lake. In November, an American pilot reported
a green laser shining into his cockpit near Fort Worth Meacham Airport.

Laser illuminations can briefly disorient a pilot during the critical flight
stages of ascending and descending.


Copyright 2005 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may
not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


http://www.usatoday.com/travel/news/2005-02-22-lasar-fbi_x.htm?csp=34

Brave Hindu starts private army to counter Nepal maoists

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1050224/asp/
nation/story_4417297.asp
Rebels face rebellion
TAPAS CHAKRABORTY
Kapilavastu (Nepal), Feb. 23: His men call him Tiger and the last
time he roared, 32 Maoists fell.

That was on February 19 and the Royal Nepal Army, which is yet to
penetrate the rural belt in its mission against the Maoist rebels, said
the massacre was an expression of "people's spontaneous anger".

" There is a limit to people's tolerance. They have found
themselves at the end of the tether," said Teg Bahadur Rajoure, who is leading
an army drive in Nepalganj, 600 km west of Kathmandu.

The army officer was alluding to years of Maoist attacks on
residents of the Terai region where farmers are relatively affluent. The
placid countryside hides the face of Maoist terror. But visits to areas
along the main roads tell a different tale: razed shops, markets and
blackened houses.

Near the seat of power, ministers in the king's commission hailed
the "Kapilavastu counter-attack" by villagers of Bhagwanpur and Sigri,
which border India, as a model, while home minister Dan Bahadur Shahi
urged villagers to close ranks against the Maoists.

But behind the rhetoric lies the grim story of the rise of a
private army which is trying to whip up local anger against the Maoist
rebels. And the man behind it is Pritam Pandey, a 42-year-old university
graduate and a former member of the Nepali Congress.

For Pritam, the massacre was also sweet revenge. Two years ago,
he was abducted by Maoists along with five villagers, shot and dumped in
the paddy fields. But Pritam survived and vowed revenge.

Pritam - a Madese, a term for people of Indian origin settled in
the Terai - began organising farmers and, with the money collected from
them, bought sophisticated weapons. "The ferocity of Maoist attacks,
especially targeting the Madese people, provoked anger and I had to use
this to defend the people here," he said.

On February 19, Tiger's men heard that over 300 rebels had
gathered in a nearby village. A 500-strong force launched an attack, killing
32 rebels. The rest retreated, he said.

The incident has made villagers in Bhagwanpur, Sigri, Belbharia
and Muksuba more confident. "We will not die like pigs when they fire
bullets. We have learnt to retaliate," said Ratnesh Gupta, a villager.

The Maoists suspect the hand of "Indian elements" in Pritam's
rise. In a leaflet, Bala Thapa, the local Maoist commander, said:
"Pritam's is a reactionary force out to work for the poor. People will take
care of him."

If the Maoists are hated for their ferocity, the villagers too
have at times exceeded the limit. Last night, villagers in Sheopur burnt
at least 350 houses of hill settlers suspecting them of harbouring
Maoists.

February 22, 2005

JNU communists insult President Bharat Ratna Abdul Kalam

JNU communists insult President Bharat Ratna Abdul Kalam


South Asia Tribune, Washington D.C., Feb. 22, 2005

" * Independent thought in India's better universities is alive and well. Office bearers of the Jawaharlal Nehru University students union in Delhi were requested by the university's administration to present flowers to President Abdul Kalam at the annual convocation. They flatly refused, saying that he is a nuclear hawk and an appointee of a Hindu fundamentalist party. Moreover, as young women of dignity they could not agree to act as mere flower girls presenting bouquets to a man. "

http://www.satribune.com/archives/200502/P1_hood.htm




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First council meeting of JNU Students Union (JNUSU), the Left outfits voted against a resolution condemning China for repeatedly showing Arunachal Pradesh as not part of India.

The resolution was defeated by 11 votes, as most of the councilors from Left outfits, namely, Students Federation of India (SFI) and All India Students Federation (AISF) voted against the resolution. The one line resolution reads: "The council condemns the Republic China for continuing to show Arunachal Pradesh as part of its territory." Link

February 20, 2005

Final objective of US is to break up Pakistan

This is a chatter from experts forum
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"Strategic WMD threats, including nuclear missile threats, in which (barring significant political or economic changes) Russia, China, most likely North Korea, probably Iran, and possibly Iraq have the capability to strike the United States, and the potential for unconventional delivery of WMD by both states or nonstate actors also will grow...Iran sees its short- and medium-range missiles as deterrents, as force-multiplying weapons of war, primarily with conventional warheads, and as options for delivering biological, chemical, and eventually nuclear weapons. Iran could test an IRBM or land-attack cruise missile by 2004..." http://www.cia.gov/cia/reports/globaltrends2015/#link13c Global Trends 2015: National Intelligence Council, USA.

Probably Iran, possibly Iraq. Mere possibility was enough to occupy Iraq. And, what will happen where there is a probability of Iran possessing WMD capabilities and possibly nuclear capabilities with Russian assistance?

US think tanks will increasingly lean on Indian security analysis outfits such as ORF (Reliance), Centre for Security Analysis (Lt. Gen. Raghavan) to coordinate the psywar with Uncle Sam.

Why do you think Strobe Talbott of Brookings Institution was in Chennai recently? It is part of the Global Futures 2015 psywar build-up and seeking collaborators: imminent target for destabilisation, Iran. Talbott said, during his speech delivered in Chennai, that India understands Iran better than USA. What he didn't say was that Avesta in Iran was a continuum from the Veda.

Also see the pro-U.S. position taken by Subramanian Swamy in his article in THE ASIAN AGE today. It could be part of the same campaign.

We learnt from U.S. sources that the final objective is to break up Pakistan, separating vital facilities in Baluchistan from hard-line Pakistanis of NWFP and the Punjab. This will automatically mean separation of Sindh.