December 23, 2006

Brutal murder of Sukhanand Shetty

V SUNDARAM

The secular mafia of mass media in India under the deathly stranglehold of the UPA Government in New Delhi has completely blacked out the lethal crime relating to the cold blooded and brutal murder of 30 year old Sukhanand Shetty, BJP Taluk President, in the city of Mangalore on 1 December, 2006 by a criminal gang of 12 Muslims. Sukhanand Shetty was an up and coming Hindu leader noted for his outstanding qualities of leadership and radical views relating to the advancement of the sacred cause of Sanathana Dharma and Hindutva. He had led the Hindus of the area with fearlessness and courage against all criminal and anti-social elements in the community.


Sukhanand Shetty

He was working as a Manager in a Marble dealer's office at Kulai, 12 kms away from Mangalore. On 1 December, 2006 at 9.15 am, as he was about to enter his office after getting down from his car, a group of Muslims came in a van and attacked him with sword and killed him on the spot savagely. His head and various vital parts of his body were cut into pieces with Jihadic fervour.

It is understood that Mangalore and its neighbourhood areas have been the scene of simmering Hindu Muslim tension for several months. More than a month ago when an idol of Goddess Durga was being taken for immersion at a place called Bajpe, some Muslims had prevented and obstructed the procession. It is reported that many Hindus were asking in anguish: 'Are we living in Pakistan? Are we living in Bangladesh?' At Vijayi College at Mulki, criminal and anti-social elements among the Muslim community misbehaved with Hindu women students which created a storm of public protests in the area. Sukhanand Shetty functioned fearlessly as a spokesman on behalf of the frightened and oppressed sections among the Hindu community. He led a procession of students and their parents as a mark of protest against organised atrocities against the Hindus in that area.

Shetty was thus a marked man as a Hindu leader. Terrorist elements among the Muslims had been planning to kill Sukhanand Shetty for the last two or three years. It is understood that Hindus in and around Mangalore area seem to be of the definite view that the UPA Government is committed only to the protection of Muslims and Christians and not to that of Hindus. Many of them seem to have the impression that if instead of Sukhanand Shetty, it had been a Rahamatullah or a William, the Union Home Minister and the Union Minorities Minister would have rushed to Mangalore on a fact finding mission. Criminal slaughter of Hindus in any part of India seems to be of no consequence to the Union Home Minister.

These are the known facts about the crime investigation done by the police. The special team constituted to investigate into the murder of BJP Leader Sukhanand Shetty has on 12 December, 2006, nabbed two prime accused involved in the offence. The arrested are identified as Abdul Rahman (27) Resident of Kalladka Golthamajalu village, Bantwal and Mohammed Shakir (26) of Mulki. While Abdul Rehman was arrested from Farangpet, Mohammed Shakir has been nabbed from Haleyangadi. It is understood that the accused Abdul Rahman is a known communal goonda of Kalladka and he is involved in as many as five communal cases in the past, of which two are cases of attempt to murder. In the instant case, he is found directly involved in the attack as he had accompanied the team that went in the stolen vehicle and attacked Sukhanand Shetty near his office on 1 December, 2006. The other accused Mohammed Shakir is found to be involved in the conspiracy to attack and kill Sukhanand Shetty. He has provided all assistance and actively aided and abetted the other accused in the commission of this offence. Another accused Abdul Kabeer was arrested on 14 December, 2006. Based on the information given by him, the police arrested Naushad, Nawaz and Nazeer on 15 December, 2006. Naushad and Nawaz directly participated in the savage attack on Sukhanand Shetty on 1 December, 2006. Out of a total number of 12 Muslim criminals involved in the murder, the Karnataka police have so far arrested nine Muslims. One of the criminals involved in the attack on Shetty was killed in an encounter. He is reported to be one Sudir Alexander who had embraced Islam, becoming a Latik. Two more criminals are in hiding.

What is most disturbing is that it has been reported that ISI agents from Pakistan are playing a key role in planning these organized attacks against the Hindu community in general and selected Hindu leaders in particular in the coastal area stretching from Calicut in Kerala to Karwar in Karnataka. It is also reported that there is large scale inflow of illicit money from Pakistan and other Muslim countries to the West Coast meant for deployment against the Hindu community by the ISI agents and other Muslim terrorists. It is understood that a special threat has been issued to Nagaraj Shetty� Karnataka Minister for Hindu Religious Endowments.

What is the general lesson which we Hindus have to learn from all this? It is simple and straight. The Islam-embracing, Christianity-coveting and Hindu-hating UPA Government in New Delhi is committed to the ideology of pseudo-secularism which is nothing but Negationism. This movement is led by Islamic Apologists and Marxist Academics, and followed by all the politicians, journalists and intellectuals who call themselves 'secularists'.

The American historian Will Durant summed it up like this: 'The Islamic conquest of India is probably the bloodiest story in history. It's a discouraging tale, for its evident moral is that civilization is a precious good, whose delicate complex of order and freedom, culture and peace, can at any moment be overthrown by barbarians invading from without or multiplying within.' The fears of Will Durant are getting confirmed in letter and spirit today.

The Muslim conquests, down to the 16th century, were for the Hindus a pure struggle of life and death. Entire cities were burnt down and the population massacred, with hundreds of thousands of Hindus killed in every campaign and similar numbers exported as slaves. Every new invader made (often literally) his hills of Hindu skulls. Thus the conquest of Afghanistan in the year 1000 was followed by the annihilation of the Hindu population. This region is called the 'Hindu Kush' ie 'Hindu Slaughter'. The Bahmani Sultans (1347 - 1480) in Central India made it a rule to kill 100,000 Hindus every year. In 1399, Timur killed 100,000 Hindu captives in a single day and many more on other occasions. The conquest of the Vijayanagar Empire after the battle of Talikota in 1565 left the capital plus large areas of Karnataka depopulated. According to Arjun Singh, Historical Record Destruction (HRD) for Human Resource Destruction (HRD) these facts accepted round the world do not exist. In his book 'Growth of Muslim Population in India' K S Lal has estimated that the Indian population decreased by 80 million between the year of conquest of Afghanistan in 1000 AD and the end of Delhi Sultanate in 1525.

What are the techniques of UPA-sponsored Negationism? They are:

i) Head-on denial. The crassest form of Negationism is obviously the simple denial of the facts. This is done in the form of general claims such as 'Islam is compassionate', 'Islam believes in brotherhood' and 'India is a land of multi-cultural harmony'.

ii) Ignoring the facts. We have an impotent Home Minister to deny the general facts and a Minister for Minorities to deny the specific facts. This subject is too well known for any further elaboration.

iii) Minimizing the facts. Apart from minimizing the 'absolute size' of Islamic crimes, there is the popular technique of 'relative minimizing': make the facts look smaller by comparing them with other carefully selected facts. Sometimes they will show their Himalayan fair-mindedness by saying that 'all religions are intolerant - which may sound plausible to many uninitiated minds though it is patently false.

iv) White washing. When one cannot conceal, deny or minimize the facts, one can still claim that on closer analysis, they are not as bad as they seem.

v) Playing up unrepresentative facts. For instance, if we talk about destruction of temples by the hundreds of thousands by Islam in India from 1000 AD to 1707 AD, the UPA politicians and their Marxist partners would talk about the sole event of destruction of Babri Masjid!

vi) Denying the motive. Negationists sometimes accept the fact, but disclaim their hero's responsibility for them. According to the UPA Government, ISI agents are terrorists who have killed many innocent Hindus in India, yet Musharaf of Pakistan is more compassionate than Gautama Buddha. Therefore peace talks will
continue!

vii) Smoke-screen. Another common tactic consists is blurring the problem by questioning the very terms of the debate: 'Islam does not exist, for there are many Islams, with big differences between countries', etc.

viii) Slogans. Finally all discussions can be sabotaged with the simple technique of shouting slogans like Prejudice, Myth, Racial Communalism and Saffronized
Fundamentalism.

To conclude, the real choice before the Hindus of India is between self-deception and the courage to face facts, between being a prisoner of your opponents' thought categories and developing your own analysis, between laziness and alertness.

(The writer is a retired IAS officer)
e-mail the writer at vsundaram@newstodaynet.com

Why EENADU & ETV is under siege in AP ?

IntelliBriefs has been watching Eenadu and ETV rather closely for past few months , we wonder how most of Indian intellectuals have missed to recognise the true intent of frontal assault on this group . Our sources in Andhra Pradesh say the attack "has been sponsored by Christian groups ". It is patently obvious for many that this group is an 'identified Hindu' media group and thrived under Telugu Desam rule ,became a household name in Andhra Pradesh.

Both Eenadu and ETV project Tirumala Lord Venkateswara and Hindu Puranas in a very positive light with mega budget serials. Eenadu actively, regularly exposes misdeeds of Hindu Endowments Department involving the congress goons. Brahmotsavams of Tirumala, Pushkarams, Dussera, Deepavali, Sankranthi etc., get very prominent coverage in the front pages. So also every day Hindu events and culture are given huge prominence. They are also vocal critics of the Gandhi family and Congress throughout their existence - Eenadu since 1974 and ETV since 90's. Reliable source say "this, obviously, is not at all to the liking of the church in AP, Sonia & co." , pointing finger at Congress effort to scuttle anything that is anti-congress and anti-communism , "this is a congress-Communist joint-venture to attack hindu icons and institutions" .

Shocking dimension has emerged in India

Also almost all mainstream TV channels show programmes that ridicule, mistify, vilify or challenge Hindu way of life and it's religious icons. This being so, one solitary Newsgroup carrying Hindu way of life in such big profile is not to be tolerated, what with 'power' in both centre and the state. Eenadu Chairman's son, Mr.Suman takes very keen interest in promoting bhakthi cassettes and videos selling them in big numbers , "just like Gulshan Kumar of TIPS who was murdered by sullas", said a radical hindu group leader . "When government is busy demolishing and diverting Mandir monies in a big way, will xians allow one Hindu media baron to get away ..... no way., hence YSR & co is in full battle cry on Mr.Ramoji Rao's media and financial empire." said a source . They couldn't browbeat him, hence the demolition of Margadarsi Finance, Ramoji Film City, Margadarsi Chits using GOs, RBI pressure and physical attacks on the Eenadu organs. A hindu leader said "I feel we shouldn't be mute to this day light carnage of Hinduism's biggest supporting Media Group by the church."

In his assessment on the EENADU issue , reknowned scholar Dr.N.S.Rajaram projected a wider geopolitical dimension to the issue . He told IntelliBriefs this morning from Bangalore that "all this is part of a concerted attack on Hindu interests and institutions, organized by Christian groups and supported by the Congress." Recollecting his past alerts issued to the Indian intelligentia and patriotic groups he slammed Sonia and her coterie " People, including those who should know better, ridiculed me when I said a couple of years ago that the Church with its peculiar historical sense see Sonia Gandhi in the same light as Constantine, who by his hospitality to early Christianity to take over the Roman Empire."

He even cited historical similarities "to those who know history, the present conflict has an early similarity to the 4th century. Christians were less than 4 percent in the Roman Empire, by they managed to seize control."


However ,below message has been circulated in some circles on Internet . These are patriotic groups who are said to be "connected to intelligence circles".

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Which Media is controlled by whom and how does it derive benefit

a) NDTV : Funded by Gospels of Charity in Spain supports Communism. Recently it has developed a soft corner towards Pakistan because Pakistan President has allowed only this channel to be aired in Pakistan. Indian CEO Prannoy Roy is co-brother of Prakash Karat, Gen Secy of Communist party of India.

b) CNN-IBN: 100% Funded by Southern Baptist Church with its branches in all over the world with HQ in US. The Church annualy allocates 800 Million Dollars for Promotion of its channel. Its Indian Head is Rajdeep Sardesai and his wife Sagarika Ghosh.

c) TIMES GROUP LIST : TIMES OF INDIA, MID-DAY, NAV-BHARTH TIMES, STARDUST, FEMINA, VIJAYA TIMES, VIJAYA KARNATAKA, TIMES NOW (24 hr News Channel) & many more.

Times Group is owned by Bennet & Coleman. 80% of the Funding is done by "WORLD CHRISTIAN COUNCIL" , and balance 20% is equally shared by an Englishman and an Italian. The Italian ROBERTIO MINDO IS A CLOSE RELATIVE OF SONIA GANDHI.


D) STAR TV : Is run by an Australian, who is supported by St.Peters Pontificial Church Melbourne.

E) HINDUSTAN TIMES: Owned by Birla Group, but hands have changed since Shobana Bhartiya took over. Presently it is working in Collobration with Times Group.

F) The Hindu : A English Daily, started over 125 years has been recently taken over by Joshua Society, Berne, Switzerland.

G) INDIAN EXPRESS : DIVDED INTO TWO GROUPS. THE INDIAN EXPRESS & NEW INDIAN EXPRESS (SOUTHERN EDITION). Acts Ministries has major stake in the Indian express and later is still with the Indian counterpart

H) EENADU : Still to date controlled by an Indian named Ramoji Rao

I) Andhra Jyothi : The MUSLIM PARTY OF HYDERABAD known as (MIM) along with a Congress Minister Has purchased this Telgu daily very recently.

j) The Statesman : It is controlled by Communist Party of India

k) Kairali TV : It is Controlled by Communist party of India (marxist)

l) Mathrabhoomi : leaders of muslim league and Communist Leaders have major investment.

L) Asian Age & Deccan Chronicle : Is owned by a Saudi Arabian Company with its chief Editor M.J.AKBAR.

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December 18, 2006

Press freedom in Andhra Pradesh

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There were two unrelated instances last month in Andhra Pradesh concerning media which reflect poorly on the image of the government.



S R Ramanujan

There were two unrelated instances last month in Andhra Pradesh concerning media which reflect poorly on the image of the government.



First, government hospitals in the state became a "No entry" zone for mediapersons. No, there is no bar for their treatment, but they can’t "treat" the hospitals’ ill-health with their exposes. Of course, this has nothing to do with what is going on in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) nor Anbumani’s tantrums in playing the quota politics of his father Dr S Ramadoss. This is purely a "state-grown" initiative.



The state government has issued a GO Rt No. 422 ostensibly to improve the quality of government hospitals and one of the clauses is that the authorities should restrict the entry of pressmen in the hospitals by creating a "Press Room" in the hospitals so that the mediamen are confined to that room instead of snooping into the wards or other areas that may give "meat" to the news stories with all the "festering wounds" of the hospitals.



As reported in the local media, this restriction was imposed because media persons are entering labour rooms and taking photographs (!) and obstructing doctors from performing their duties. So, the GO says "A separate Press Room shall be created in every major hospital in the State. All media should assemble only in this room for any information. Under any circumstances, they should not go inside labour rooms, operation theatres, post-operative wards, ICUs etc. Patients and attendants besides the hospital staff can be interviewed by the Press in this room" (Deccan Chronicle July 30).



If I may take liberty with the famed theory, every reaction will have an action. In this case, the action took place in January this year when a tribal pregnant woman was denied entry into a hospital which bears the name of the great saviour of the poor and downtrodden - Gandhi. Yes, the tribal woman delivered a baby in the front yard of the Gandhi hospital, Secunderabad with the help of her relatives holding a piece of cloth around her when she was in labour pains to provide the minimum privacy. This was the story of the month for regional television channels and for the print media to the great embarrassment of the government which swears by the "Aam Admi".



The chief minister and the health minister were "appalled", "agitated" and "ashamed" over the story, and what comes naturally to them over such shocks is to appoint a committee. The committee, in order to improve the ‘health’ of the hospitals, came out with a series of suggestions and one of the suggestions was to keep the Press at a respectable distance from the hospitals. After all, the problem arises only when the people are made to see the uglier side of the hospitals which in turn affects their health. If they are made to see what the hospitals want them to see, everything will be fine. This must be the ‘noble’ objective of the government in creating "Press Rooms" a la "Labour Rooms" in the hospitals so that the journalists can deliver "healthy stories" for the consumption of the people!



The second instance of scuttled press freedom was, of course, from a different quarter, but well within the control of the government of the day in a way. It is not just the government alone that wants to hide things from media glare. Its appointees in the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) have gone a step ahead in terrorising the mediamen to ensure that the seamier side of the administration like deviation from the Agama sastras, commercialization of the Lord and lackadaisical approach to evangelism on the hills are not given prominence in the media. The temple administration wants the local media to confine itself to the coverage of VIP visits and the fattening of ‘Hundi’ with diamond and gold to sustain its reputation as the world’s richest temple. To understand why and how the TTD officials could act with impunity in taking into illegal custody a media team from Bangalore for three days, we must know a little bit of background of the TTD.



When the conversion controversy broke out maligning the image of the Rajasekara Reddy government, the temple administration got panicky and got into the act by (ab)using the priests of the temple and a section of the employees to carry a delegation to the chief minister and to deny the charges of conversion atop the hills.



It was at this point of time, a Bangalore-based television reporter Om Prakash Agarwal assisted by an AP contact Damodaram Viswanath descended on the scene allegedly to take shots of the "Cross" on some residential doors of the employees and on the trees at Balaji nagar on the hills to nail the denials of temple top brass. In his complaint to the National Human Rights Commission, Agarwal narrates the plight that awaited him at the hands of the Temple Security officials.



According to the complaint, the TTD Vigilance Officer, besides confiscating his camera, mike, channel ID and a bag containing his cloths and cash, manhandled him and his local escort mercilessly. The duo was then taken to the Jt EO, Dharma Reddy where he was allegedly threatened with a loaded pistol to make a confessional statement to the effect that it was he (Agarwal) who painted the "Cross" over the doors and the trees to implicate the TTD. Since the team refused to give such a statement, they were handed over to the Tirumala Police who interrogated them in detention. Finally, they were let off by the Police as they couldn’t find credible evidence to support Dharma Reddy’s theory.



Besides the highhanded behaviour of the TTD to protect the interests of the ruling party in the state which was at the receiving end of the conversion controversy, what was deplorable was the role of the local media that looked the other way. When Agarwal and Damodar were produced before the local media by Reddy & Co, the media simply reported the official version without making even a feeble attempt to know what Agarwal had to say on the episode, especially when he was paraded before them.



When the duo was in illegal detention of the TTD for three full days, there was none to stand by them. Was it because they were representing a channel (Delhi-based Sudarshan TV) that had neither viewership nor clout? In contrast, one is reminded of the brouhaha the CNN-IBN made for days together when its team was attacked and the vehicle burnt in Lucknow by political thugs.



The moral is: " Show me the channel and we‘ll tell you what press freedom is!"


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