February 10, 2007

Outsourcing archaeology -- with arrogance

Experts snap at ASI outsourcing

Renuka Narayanan

New Delhi , February 9, 2007

The Archaeological Survey of India is drawing flak for its apparent unilateral decision to outsource the digitisation of its century-old archives of thousands of photographs to an American-funded organisation. The contract has been awarded to the American Institute of Indian Studies, Gurgaon, that is funded primarily by the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, the US State Department and other US government bodies.

This is despite the procedural cautions stated in a report (presented to Rajya Sabha on November 25, 2005 and tabled in Lok Sabha) by a standing parliamentary committee chaired by former MP Nilotpal Basu. The report questioned the locus standi of the AIIS in this project, based on media reports. It observed that "adequate care should be taken while finalising such kind of deal (sic) so the expenditure to be occurred… is spent in the best interest of the nation and valuable information about Indian antiquities and monuments are not handed over to foreign hands." It further stated that ASI "would prepare estimates and compare the estimates with other eligible parties after the sanctions are obtained." The report also highlighted the demoralisation of ASI's own professional cadre and the urgency of having a professional archaeologist head the organisation.

But despite this report, the ASI awarded the contract to AIIS (F.No. 6/1/2006 – letter from RS Fonia, director, June 30, 2006) in response to the AIIS letter of proposal. ASI agreed to pay Rs 40 per negative and stated that AIIS could take away its negatives in batches of 1,000. "We will process as many as they give us, it could be two million, I am not concealing anything," says Dr Pradeep Mehendiratta, vice-president, AIIS.

"This decision is shocking for several reasons," says Professor Nayanjot Lahiri, who teaches archaeology at Delhi University . "One, due process does not seem to have been followed despite the parliamentary committee's report: no advertisement or tender was floated. Two, competent Indian institutions like the Alkazi Foundation, Benares Hindu University or National Museum could have done the job. Three, the ASI archives are the labour of generations of photographers of proven calibre. ASI's budget is the largest under the Ministry of Culture. Our policy-makers talk constantly of 'capacity building'. Why could the money spent on outsourcing not have been invested long-term to train ASI personnel to handle their own archives?"

Says Dr Dilip Chakrabarti, professor of South Asian archaeology, Cambridge: "This is incorrect from a national perspective, because ASI is a national concern and it is improper to hand over its resources to a foreign interest. ASI should be headed by an Indian archaeologist who would understand, unlike a bureaucrat, the sensitivity of the issue and also the dangers of allowing unlimited access on what is where to the international antiquities market. The process should have been done in-house. It is like the National Archives allowing a foreign agency to take its documents outside its premises."

But ASI director-general C Babu Rajeev says, when asked about the logic in choosing AIIS, "I don't owe you an explanation!" Whatever happened to RTI?

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1924413,0008.htm

Congress taking President for a ride--yet again ?

 
[ 11 Feb, 2007 0019hrs IST TIMES NEWS NETWORK ]



NEW DELHI: President A P J Abdul Kalam's decision to return the file seeking elevation of Justice Jagdish Bhalla to the Kerala High Court marks a certain fraying of relations between Rashtrapati Bhawan and government as the father of India's missile programme nears the end of his tenure as the President.

The President's decision to signal his unhappiness over Justice Bhalla's elevation, apparently in the light of controversy surrounding acquisition of a Noida plot by his wife, is the third instance of Kalam taking a less than sanguine view of government decisions in the last year-and-a-half.

And in the Justice Bhalla case, it is the second time that Kalam has chosen to raise a question over a judicial appointment.

He had returned a similar recommendation regarding Justice Vijender Jain's elevation as chief justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court which had been mooted by the Supreme Court collegium and then forwarded with the government's assent.

Sources pointed out that though the President had given his nod to the Justice Jain recommendation when it came back without changes, the move had not gone down well with him.

Rashtrapati Bhawan had previously been in the eye of an even bigger storm over the office-of-profit Bill. The President's discomfort over the Bill - which sought to give across the board amnesty to legislators who faced disqualification for holding an office of profit - became a full-fledged embarrassment for government.

The OoP Bill was first sent to the President in May after being hastily hustled through Parliament. But Kalam had sent it back with a message and observations over the need for wide legal and constitutional consultations.

He had reasoned that the draft must have a "comprehensive criteria that is fair and reasonable" and be "universally applied"to all states and Union Territories in a clear and "transparent manner".

Given the political compulsions to save its own MPs as well as many from the Left from disqualification, the Congress leadership sent the OoP Bill back after a delay. But the episode took some of the sheen off PM Manmohan Singh's "clean"image.

Relations between government and Kalam have simply not been on even keel after the Bihar episode of mid-2005 when the President agreed, it was felt in haste, to sign a proclamation placing the state under Central rule.

The decision had been taken because Congress's key ally, RJD boss Lalu Prasad, faced the danger of his rival Nitish Kumar forming a government in the state with the help of breakaway LJP MLAs.

The decision later drew judicial censure and Kalam was understood to be deeply annoyed at what he felt was the government's move to lead him up the garden path.

He made his displeasure known to several senior political figures and while talk of his resigning did not actualise, the President has since viewed all reccomendations from government with care.

In case of judicial appointments, government can always claim that the decision is that of the SC collegium. But appointments are discussed with the government and if it has a strong objection to a particular selection, the CJI
usually takes note.

February 09, 2007

Rahul Gandhi Notice to HinduUnity : Original Document

The following is the text IntelliBriefs received from a source who is close to HinduUnity.org , the website which alleged Rahul Gandhi has raped a girl named Ms.Sukanya Devi in Amethi .


Joy Basu
Advocate
Supreme Court of India A-129, Neeti Bagh,
New Delhi-110049
INDIA
Phone : 91-11-26515599, 91-11-26510344
Telefax : 91-11-26858818
E-mail : basu_ joy@airtelbroadband.in

BY E-MAIL/COURIER


To


1. Mr. Rohit Vyasmaan, Date : February 01, 2007
PO BOX 174,
East Norwich,
NY 11732,
USA
Email: 58494@whois.gkg.net
rohit@hinduunity.org
hinduunity@hotmail.com


2. M/s ezboard, Inc.
564 Market Street
Suite 705
San Francisco, CA 94104
USA
(415) 773-0400
Email: vanchau@ezboard.com
rochell@ezboard.com
legal@ezboardcorp.com


Sir,

I write this on behalf of my client, Shri Rahul Gandhi, Member of Parliament, India and from the chambers of Dr. Abhishek Singhvi, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India and former Additional Solicitor General of India to serve you this legal notice and submit as under :

1. That this legal notice has been settled by Dr. Abhishek Singhvi, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India and former Additional Solicitor General of India.
2. That you and your associates, colleagues, agents and employees have created, posted, circulated, published and otherwise popularised on the internet a perverse, false, motivated, wild, malicious and baseless story about my client's alleged gangrape of a girl on your website www.hinduunity.org and on your website http://p081.ezboard.com/
bhinduunity.


3. That this publication exceeds and excels even the worst standards of scurrilous, perverted and gutter writing and is obviously the emanation of diseased minds, acting at the behest of maliciously motivated elements who cannot digest my client's popularity and standing in India and globally.

4. That the contents of this publication are so incredible and so outrageous that normally any response would amount to dignifying and recognising the outpourings of unhinged minds and personalities. However, in view of my client's stature as a public figure and to obviate any notions by you that you can get away with such criminal and uncivilised behaviour, we are sending you this legal notice.

5. We wish to categorically, specifically and unequivocally assert that each and every allegation, insinuation, innuendo and accusation in your publication is totally false, untrue and baseless. Non denial of each sentence of your wild publication specifically should not be treated as implied acceptance or admittance of any part of your falsehoods.

6. By this publication, you have irreversibly damaged the high, fair and established reputation and standing of my client in the estimation of reasonable members of society. You have committed the civil wrong of defamation, the crime of defamation, several malicious torts and have illegally published the name and identity of someone called Sukanya, thereby defaming others as well.

7. My client intends to prosecute you and all your associates, abettors and coconspirators for all civil and criminal wrongs and illegalities committed by you. This is not an exhaustive itemisation of all actions which my client intends to take against you and others and my client reserves the right to add to, vary or modify all such grounds and reasons as he deems fit and proper. I put you on notice that my client shall strain every sinew and every resource to punish you with exemplary punishment, both criminal and civil and shall pursue you relentlessly for your misdemeanours and also try to make an example out of you to deter such wild and irresponsible writing and behaviours in the future by anyone else.

8. Without prejudice to the abovementioned, my client may (without any commitment or guarantee) reconsider the options if you publish a comprehensive, unconditional and all encompassing apology (which has to be vetted by us prior to such publication and is entirely subject to our correction as to scope, language and content) and also dismantle and dissolve not only this but all other similar sites controlled or motivated or emanating from you and/or your associates or coconspirators with immediate effect.

9. Take notice that you shall be fully responsible for all the costs and consequences of your acts and omissions if you fail to act as per this notice.

Yours sincerely

Sd/-
(Joy Basu)

February 08, 2007

Rahul Gandhi rape case: VIDEOS aired


Sukanya

"Half of my family member live in Pratapgarh (very close to Amethi), so after reading this news, I talked my family members over there (I am currently living in North America), and it turn out that, every one knows about this incident. However, what surprised me is that, why media kept their mouth shut about it. Its really sad. If we don’t wake up now, next target could be our own family members. " -- Rakesh , a comment from PetitionOnline









February 07, 2007

Rahul Gandhi rape allegation : Petition to President for probe was launched





An online Petition to President of India was launched for a probe into allegations of rape against Mr.Rahul Gandhi, MP from Amethi .

Click to read Petition

The petition says " The issue is grave and the plea is that 1) the justice system should take suo moto cognizance of the serious allegations made; 2) President of India should ask the Central and State Governments for an investigation into the allegations; and 3) Prime Minister should order a CBI inquiry into the allegations to clear the name of the accused and to stop the threats to innocent citizens and media persons. "


Sukanya

The striking thing about the Rahul Gandhi episode is the disgraceful conduct of women's groups. They have shown themselves to be political stoogies.

Yesterday it was learned that some 80 men calling themselves as IB personell came to Amethi from Delhi and picked around 20 people and took them to Inspection Bunglow . Critics say the men are congress party workers . As mentioned an old man was severely beaten by congress thugs for taking the alleged victim to Delhi and trying to ladge a complaint against Rahul Gandhi withHuman Rights commission, and national commission for women .

The above petition says " It will be unfortunate indeed for civil society, if a state of terror is unleashed with attempts of cover-up or to gag the media from reporting fairly and justly on the foibles of those engaged in public affairs"

HINDUUNITY.ORG is planning to release the video taped interviews soon , instead of rhetoric they should prove by producing these vital facts soon .

February 06, 2007

An Indo-Arab blunder?

Mustafa El-Feki
(Alahram.org)


Over the years, the Arab world has let India down even though the Asian giant championed the Palestinian cause, writes Mustafa El-Feki *
When I compare how India used to view the Palestinian question, back when I was counsellor to the Egyptian Embassy in New Delhi 25 years ago, with how it does now, I cannot help but wonder how things change. I was posted in New Delhi in the late 1970s and early 1980s, when India was a major supporter of the Palestinian cause. The very idea of having diplomatic ties with Israel was offensive to most Indians.

I once monitored a meeting of late Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi with a group of Jewish Indians in Mumbai and then wrote an article about it for the Cairo-based periodical Al-Siyasa Al-Dawliya (Foreign Policy), speculating on the future of relations between India and Israel. In response, the Indian ambassador in Cairo filed an official protest with the Egyptian Foreign Ministry, expressing outrage that I brought up the possibility that India may one day move close to Israel. At present, relations between New Delhi and Israel are of strategic nature, with both countries in close touch, waging a common war against terror. Both have succeeded in damning the Palestinian resistance and the Kashmir insurgence as terrorist, not national liberation movements. India and Israel cooperate in many fields, including military and nuclear technology. So much we know for fact.

One question is in order, however. What made India change its mind and throw itself in the arms of a country that occupies Arab and Palestinian land, to the point where it has played host to Ariel Sharon? India and Israel have their own separate political agendas. India wishes to have access to US and Israeli technology, particularly in the development of weapons. Israel, for its part, wishes to have the political backing of a powerful nation. Besides, both countries have a common interest in monitoring the nuclear programmes of Iran and Pakistan. Let's now examine some of the reasons that made India change its mind.

First, we have made the error of viewing the Indian- Pakistani conflict from an Islamic perspective. We have tried to "Islamise" the ongoing conflict in south Asia, posing as protectors of Islam and custodians of the international community. And we have overlooked the regional role of India, with Arab leaders showing up in New Delhi much less frequently than before.

Secondly, when India applied for membership of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC), the response was extraordinary. A country with 120 million Muslim citizens applied to membership and what happened? Islamic countries, in typical naiveté, rejected the Indian application, imagining this would please Pakistan and teach India a lesson. The right thing to do, of course, would have been to co-opt this major country and give it OIC membership.

This would have put the brakes on Indian rapprochement with Israel. An Arab-Indian rapprochement may have even alleviated, not increased, the pressure on Pakistan. Imparting a religious coating on a conflict between two neighbouring countries was a political misjudgement, and a sign of Arab miscalculation.

Thirdly, India was close to the former Soviet Union and, as a major country of the Non-Aligned Movement, critical of US policies. That was during the Cold War, but things have changed since then. India has forged close links with the US due to political as well as technological reasons. And its newly acquired superiority in ICT proves it knew what it was doing. India has also succeeded in replacing Pakistan as the US favourite country in the region. I wouldn't be surprised to see India assume the role of a policeman in the Indian Ocean and the outskirts of the Gulf, with US blessing and with the aim of encircling so-called Islamic violence. This would be in harmony with Israel's agenda, and it may pave the way to a scheme of joint control over the Greater Middle East.

Fourthly, Some Arab countries have pursued a balanced policy towards the conflict in south Asia. Under Gamal Abdel-Nasser, Egypt was so close to India that the latter had no motive to flirt with Israel. Back then, India was a staunch supporter of the Palestinian people, and I still remember that the Palestinian ambassador to New Delhi enjoyed the privilege of meeting the Indian prime minister at anytime he wished to do so. But as the Islamic phenomenon spread and some Arab policies acquired a religious tint, India grew visibly suspicious of the Arab and Islamic worlds. To make things worse, Arab diplomacy in India was lackadaisical over the past two decades.

Fifthly, the Indians are a practical and smart people, so are the Pakistanis. It is advisable for us to maintain balanced relations with both. Both countries are nuclear powers and are highly regarded across the Arab world. Having good ties with both countries makes sense at these turbulent times.

We have lost India so far for no good reason, I should say. We have failed to stay close to an industrially advanced state, one with nuclear and space capabilities. We have failed to do so although there is a clear ethnic resemblance between the Indian subcontinent, including Pakistan and Bangladesh, and the people in our Arab world. It is time we mend this error. It is time to bring Arab countries closer to both India and Pakistan, rather than take one side or keep our distance altogether. I believe the Arabs have only themselves to blame for India's change of heart on the Palestinian question.

In early 2003, I was in New Delhi with a parliamentary delegation. It was my first to India in over 20 years. I met the Indian national security adviser, who is a veteran politician, and he told me his country, despite its close links with Israel, is committed to legitimate Palestinian rights. Such attitude is encouraging, and it makes me think that the Arab League, whose current secretary-general was once an ambassador to India, should start a coordinated effort to improve Arab links with India. We need to bring back the balance to our policy and revive the old friendship, while maintaining our close bonds with Pakistan.

Some people have taken issue with what I mentioned about the need to integrate the Arab mindset into the current global mindset. They called my assertion an assault on local identity and a sabotage of the pan-Arab character. I still believe that this is a responsible way of addressing our problems, that this is the way forward in the context of comprehensive reform -- the reform that countries in this region seek, the reform that emanates from their own fabric and expresses their own resolve. We must distinguish between two things. One is comprehensive revision, which makes transformation a part of reform. The other is uncalculated compromises that lead to a general sense of capitulation of other people's wishes. Only the latter I am against. International isolation is impossible. Let me say this loud and clear. This is what history tells us, this is the spirit of the age, and this is how things are.

* The writer is chairman of parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee.

Demons from the past —Irfan Husain


LETTER FROM LONDON
: Demons from the past —Irfan Husain

Whether we like it or not, neither geography nor history can be changed. While both countries have engaged in rewriting the past to suit their respective agendas, the facts cannot be erased. Both Muslims and Hindus have to live together as neighbours, and in India, as citizens

In a tranquil place like St Andrews, there are not many distractions, so I have been reading lots of history and trying to reflect on its lessons. For some time now, I have been interested in the dynamics of Hindu-Muslim relations, and the impact of ancient enmities and grievances on current Indo-Pak relations.

We have forgotten much of our past, but it nonetheless affects our daily lives.

For instance, when we now think of the Afghan city of Kandahar, we equate it with the Taliban. But its original name was Gandhara, and it was a part of the ancient Buddhist civilisation with its capital city in Taxila. Swat, Peshawar and the Kabul Valley were all included in this thriving, peaceful community that had absorbed Mediterranean culture brought to the subcontinent by Alexander, and before him, by Greek mercenaries and traders.

While it was no utopia, it was a stable, prosperous civilisation that threatened none of its neighbours, and has bequeathed us a wealth of artefacts that attest to its high level of cultural development.

The reason I mention this period of history is to try and understand the bitterness that must exist in many Hindu minds over the Muslim conquest of their country. In his Story of Civilisation, Will Durant writes: “The Mohammedan conquest of India is probably the bloodiest in history”. While historical events should be judged in the context of their times, it cannot be denied that even in that bloody period of history, no mercy was shown to the Hindus unfortunate enouh to be in the path of either the Arab conquerors of Sindh and south Punjab, or the Central Asians who swept in from Afghanistan.

The Muslim heroes who figure larger than life in our history books committed some dreadful crimes. Mahmud of Ghazni, Qutb-ud-Din Aibak, Balban, Mohammed bin Qasim, and Sultan Mohammad Tughlak, all have blood-stained hands that the passage of years has not cleansed. Indeed, the presence of Muslim historians on their various campaigns has ensured that the memory of their deeds will live long after they were buried.

Seen through Hindu eyes, the Muslim invasion of their homeland was an unmitigated disaster. Their temples were razed, their idols smashed, their women raped, their men killed or taken slaves. When Mahmud of Ghazni entered Somnath on one of his annual raids, he slaughtered all 50,000 inhabitants. Aibak killed and enslaved hundreds of thousands. The list of horrors is long and painful.

These conquerors justified their deeds by claiming it was their religious duty to smite non-believers. Cloaking themselves in the banner of Islam, they claimed they were fighting for their faith when, in reality, they were indulging in straightforward slaughter and pillage. When these warriors settled in India, they ruled as absolute despots over a cowed Hindu populace. For generations, their descendants took their martial superiority over their subjects for granted. When the British exposed the decadence of the Moghuls and seized power, the Muslims — especially the aristocracy — tried to cut deals with the new rulers to ensure that they would be treated differently from the Hindus.

It has been argued by some historians that Pakistan was really created to ensure that the Muslim ruling class would not be subject to Hindu rule in an undivided India. But having created Pakistan, the ruling elites promptly started lording it over the Bengalis of East Pakistan. What, after all, is the point of being descendants of Tughlak, Aibak and Mahmud if there is no under-class to persecute and exploit?

This, then, is the Hindu perspective of the Muslim invasion of their country. After centuries of first Muslim and then British rule, they are finally in charge of their destiny. For the first time in modern history, Indians feel that they can play a role on the world stage in keeping with their numbers and the size of their country.

Pakistan, especially its establishment and military, is smarting from successive military defeats and the steady diminishing of its international image. Due to their long domination of much of India, the Muslim elite in Pakistan feels it has some kind of divine right to be treated on a par with India.

With this psychological and historical baggage, both sides are unable to engage constructively with each other. Many Hindus feel they have centuries of humiliation to avenge. And a substantial number of Pakistani Muslims are secretly convinced that they are inherently superior to the Hindus.

One irony, of course, is that contrary to their wishful thinking, the vast majority of Muslims in the subcontinent have more Hindu blood in their veins than there is Arab, Afghan, Turkish or Persian blood. Many of the invaders took Hindu wives and concubines. And many Hindus converted to Islam to further their military or civil service careers. As a result of this intermingling, despite proud boasts of pure bloodlines, most Pakistanis have many Hindu ancestors.

This reality makes the Hindu-Muslim divide all the more bitter, for it pits brother against brother. And as students of Moghul history are aware, this is perhaps the bloodiest kind of conflict. By ties of consanguinity, culture, geography, and history, there is far more that unites than divides Indian Hindus and Muslims. But the politics of self-interest, too often garbed in the banner of faith, has pushed them far apart.

Why resurrect these ghosts from history? Because until we have confronted the demons from our past, we cannot understand the dynamics of contemporary events. As India and Pakistan go through the intricate steps of peace talks, each side needs to know what makes the other tick.

Whether we like it or not, neither geography nor history can be changed. While both countries have engaged in rewriting the past to suit their respective agendas, the facts cannot be erased. Both Muslims and Hindus have to live together as neighbours, and in India, as citizens.

A study and understanding of the past will promote better understanding between the two communities. It is important that Hindus grasp the central fact that their Muslim neighbours cannot now be held responsible for the persecution of their ancestors, and Muslims must face the fact that they are not the political heirs of the emperors Babar and Akbar.

Time is a great leveller; it is also a great healer.

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HinduUnity message board banned by ezBoard

ezBoard company which hosted HinduUnity.org message board has banned the forum permanently . HinduUuity message board accused Mr.Rahul Gandhi of raping a girl in Amethi last december . To this Rahul Gandhi lawyer has sent a notice to ezBoard last friday . EzBoard say "(hinduunity) has been locked down in accordance with ezboard's Terms of Use . Reason: Violations of ezboard's Term's of Use."

Though the allegations are not verified by anyone , however Hinduunity was challenged by many to come up with evidence . A source told that they were in in the process of airing interviews of few residents of Amethi tomorrow . The thread received over 80,000 hits in less than a month compared to other which covers events in "Balochistan " . "Balochistan thread received just over 40,000 hits over a year but it is so amazing that Rahul Gandhi's thread received twice the number of hits in few days " said a watcher .

Members and leaders are upset over lock down as an administrator told us by email . They said " a new message board will be launched soon , and tomorrow we are releasing the video to the public" .

February 05, 2007

Rahul Gandhi Rape case : HinduUnity.org demands Government to launch a probe

Finally Hindu Unity responded to the legal notice sent by Rahul Gandhi . On it's website Chairman Mr.Rohit Vyasman issued a statement along with many other prominent members of Hindu Unity . It called for government investigation and protection to the alleged victim . We are reproducing the content below






CHAIRMAN, HINDUUNITY.ORG DEMANDS THE INDIAN GOVERNMENT TO LAUNCH A PROBE TO INVESTIGATE THE RAPE OF SUKANYA DEVI BY RAHUL GANDHI

"We will not back down under any circumstances. A complete and an independent investigation on this rape case must be launched immediately and secure the rape victim and her mother from any assassination attempts by the Congress Government of India. We fear for their safety. This is an atrocity, a modern day tragedy of an innocent young lady and the retaliation to blindfold, hide and intimidate the Indian public by a ruling party that is naively revered by many as divine" - Rohit Vyasmaan, Chairman, H.U.

"We think Sonia along with her Congress henchmen will do anything to silence the only voice capable of taking Rahul Gandhi down. I think they will try very hard to make sure that Sukanya Devi and her mother disappear for good. One thing is for sure, if they are found dead or missing we know who did it. It's that simple" - Sanjay Sharma.

Why did Sonia Gandhi refuse to meet the Rape Victim in New Delhi ?

Learn why Congress is trying to assassinate the rape victim!

Why was there no help from Human Rights Commision?

Where are the foreign nationals partying with Rahul on the rape night ?



Over 14500 emails received world wide in the last 2 days!

"I'm shocked at this story. I'm a long time supporter of the Congress Party and I'm saddened by this news" - R. Kanval, New Delhi

"Congress has failed us again. This time it has raped the daughter of Bharat and is trying to muffle the voices of truth" - Vinod Dave, Kenya

"When we trust foreigners to rule India, this is what is expected. We went from British rule to Italians in power. I hope the truth comes out so that this dynasty which has destroyed the man hood of India can die in it own blood"
- Ramanth Singh, Guyana

"HinduUnity.org, Kubh kubh ahbaar tamaro" - Arvind Vora, U.S.A.

This rape has sent shockwaves throught India and Congress is trying hard to silence any and all that know even the most little of the information. We can only hope that not many have already died in pre-meditated brutal deaths orchestrated by Congressi Henchmen" - Sheetal Patel, Mumbai

"The Jews have a long understanding and mutual respect for Hindus who live in Israel. We are deeply saddened by the news of this rape case. It is a travesty that a a high ranking politician in your country can get away with rape while trying to silence the public" - David Levine, Tel Aviv, Israel

No wonder your site got banned. You folks at not afraid to say it like it is. Jai Shri Ram! The fate of Hindus lies with a simple website located in the United States. I can't believe it.... Keep up the good work. Jai Shri Ram!. - Sunny Trivedi, CA

I can't understand how a little unorganized website in cyber space can get the Congress Party of India all up in arms. I guess you must be doing something right. I suppose you have Lord Krishna with you, the other side has more warriors. I know who will win. Jai Mahadev! - Nitin Shah, Rajkot, Gujarat, India

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"Jai Hindu Rastra! Cheers to HinduUnity.org! The protectors of our Hindu Dharma and the destroyers of evil... Lord Shiva be with you all. "
- Praveen B., Toronto Canada

CONGRESS GOVT, THE RULING PARTING IN INDIA BANS HINDUUNITY.ORG BUT we are more popular than ever and with 40% more Internet Traffic Since Ban.

THANK YOU SONIA!

Sonia Gandhi ! Silence, please ! Stay away from sensitive foreign policy issues

Silence, please
Sonia Gandhi should stay away from sensitive foreign policy issues.

http://www.indiareacts.com

30 January 2007: At the Gandhi conference, Sonia Gandhi (no relation) was handsomely feted. On one side, she showed hard pragmatism, as the de facto leader of the UPA government. While condemning nuclear weapons, and arguing for universal disarmament (even Kissinger and George Shultz do now), she accepted the compulsion of India's own deterrence. On the other side though, she seemed to be carried away by the NAMby-pamby, Third Worldism of the likes of Kenneth Kaunda. Mrs Gandhi should be more careful.

Sonia Gandhi occupies a unique place in Indian democracy. Her closest equivalent in the US would be the Clintons, though they don't own the Democratic Party. Her total leadership of the Congress Party and her dominance of the government may be more readily found in dictatorships. But since she and the Congress party operate in a rumbustious democracy like India's, her position is at once strange and all the more powerful. Since she is India's most powerful person – yes, more powerful than prime minister Manmohan Singh – she gets courted as she did at the Satyagraha conference.

But that is only part of the reason. The principle reason is India's growing weight. After the US, Russia and China, India is perhaps the only state making huge geo-political waves. It is not the richer Nato states which are drawing attention. Britain and France have slipped in the points' table, although they remain UN veto powers and NPT nuclear weapons' states. Nor is Germany in the reckoning, despite a powerhouse economy. And Japan, which in the wake of the North Korean nuclear test was seriously reconsidering its own weaponization options, has returned to its old passive pacifism. Remains India, where most eyes are turned.

Since Sonia Gandhi, in effect, leads this India, she was the centre of attraction at the Gandhi conference. But because she has this leadership role, she cannot afford to make miscalculations. She cannot, for example, be seen siding with or opposing the United States. She has a force multiplier effect on the party and government. Her most innocuous gestures may be misconstrued by the party, and a spokesperson may wang off to the acute embarrassment and distress of the government. Equally, the government may misread her, and push off on a policy tangent which could have disastrous consequences.

Currently, a fine balance has been established. Since this piece deals exclusively with strategic policy, we will restrict the field of our comment. Because of Natwar Singh's calamitous stewardship of the foreign ministry, the PMO left him with day-to-day matters and assumed control of sensitive relations and policy-making. That arrangement has not discontinued with Pranab Mukherjee coming in Natwar's place after a long hiatus. But it is also true that Pranab Mukherjee is increasingly becoming his own – and a very levelheaded – foreign minister. A fine balance has been struck in foreign policy-making and in the conduct of external relations.

Obviously, this process took a while to mature. But this process could not have accomplished results without Sonia's indulgence. So, in a sense, Sonia is responsible for preserving this fine balance. This means two things. This separation of powers between the PMO and foreign office on external policy-making and relations is not only necessary but also mandated by the long existence of the establishment and institution of the foreign office. Two, anything Sonia says or does in the public realm could upset this fine balance, and indeed distress India's strategic progress. Sonia Gandhi should ask herself, "Why am I getting this homage?" Objectivity will humble her, and force stillness in her actions. This is India's most important moment.

Blocs and alliances were perhaps de rigueur for the Cold War and the immediate post-Cold War era. But post-post Cold War times require emerging great powers like India to plot their way ahead in a global version of the Big Brother show. There is no room at the top. Room has to be made. For its own reasons, the United States is ready and willing to make us strategic partners. You definitely try to read the other's mind. You ensure no traps are sprung. You take calculated risks. But you don't – absolutely not – abuse the extended hand of friendship.

The likes of Kenneth Kaunda have nothing to lose. Certainly, they are icons of an era and for a generation of Indians who fought survival struggles in Africa in the closing stages of de-colonization and after. But many to most of those Indians have relocated and done brilliantly in the West. And that era ended long before movements like NAM commenced tottering. If India has taken a considered decision to keep away from the current rogue leadership of NAM, surely Mrs Gandhi should be polite and distant from those voices that may upset – and cause to upset – our building strategic relations with the United States. She owes that to the government she leads for all purposes.

Her silence is required on all foreign relations. The high-powered Vladimir Putin visit (Commentary, "Anatomy of a visit," 29 January 2007) tells that the impression of a pro-US tilt is being corrected. There is no urgent necessity for Sonia Gandhi to grandstand on our external ties, therefore. The government is fully equipped to handle that. If she wants an international image for herself, it should not come at the cost of her government and not at India's cost. Was she carried away by Kenneth Kaunda's speech against US wars? Who wouldn't? Women hate wars, because they are war's worst victims. Sonia Gandhi has also suffered terrible personal losses.

And yet, given her special place in the power structure, she cannot reveal of herself in a way to damage foreign relations and our strategic interests. Over today and throughout the week, the government may have to damage control. India is being seriously watched. India-watchers can spin anything from the Gandhi conference. While the damage will be controlled, a spin of absence of foreign policy consensus within the government would cause long-term damage. Our best interests would begin hedging. Our adversaries would get unexpected new openings to create misunderstandings.

In the post-post Cold War world, the room for manoeuvrings is limited to nil

Elder who helped alleged rape victim of Rahul Gandhi was beaten in Amethi

As you all know HinduUnity.org has charged Mr.Rahul Gandhi of raping a girl by name Ms.Sukanya Devi last year December 3rd in Amethi guesthouse along with his foreign friends . To this Rahul has sent a legal notice to Hinduunity.org last week . IntelliBriefs learned from a source in Amethi that a senior citizen who helped the alleged rape Victim Ms.Sukanya was beaten by some goons and his life is under threat . Elder in his 70's is said to have taken the victim to delhi and tried to arrange press conferences and register with Human Rights commission and National commission for women . "He was severely beaten and his family was threatened with dire consequences" , the source said ,and was not allowed to leave the town . We will release the name of the person at appropriate time after taking consent of the persons family . Media focused much of its efforts on Rahul Gandhi's notice to hinduunity.org website , at the same time they should have cross check the allegations made by the website by sending its journalists to Amethi . Though the girl in question Ms.Sukanya has not come out publicly , and is reportedly hiding out of fear as the website claims . The time has come to file a petition in court to produce the girl in question, as it is a serious allegation against Nehru dynasty .


"It's too hot an issue to comment upon," said a senior Congress leader when asked about a cyber campaign against party president Sonia Gandhi's son ahead of crucial Uttar Pradesh polls, where Rahul is expected to be the party's star campaign ."It is true that we came to know about it. But we did not want to take up the issue. You do not what goes wrong in the Congress party, especially when the issue is about the Gandhi family," admitted a party leader who requested that he be not identified.Added another: "No sensible Congress leader would make a comment nor would they take a pro-active role to counter it. One never knows when the issue could boomerang." (IANS Feb 4,2006) . Many say this is an attempt by congress rivals to tarnish image of Rahul Gandhi in view of UP elections, this is premature to judge anything .

To this HinduUnity has responded at its forum (posted by Trishul) by saying "They dont want to comment on it is because the Congress Party knows what has happened. Rahul made a severe mistake, a blunder thinking that he was invincible because of his mother Sonia Maino. Congress party seniors do not want to talk about this issue but they all have been forewarned and foretold. "
The Hinduunity also said that there is a friction in the party "there seems to be something going on between the Congress party members on this issue. Something is going on amongst them and this rape case is part of it. If this was just propaganda, their wouldn't be what appears to be some type of friction in the party. The Congress Party is really shook up and their's tension in the party according to one of our sources close to a certain politician. We are after the truth. "


Some people who watched a video interview of individuals in amethi said the climate of fear in amethi is palpable . This CD is which is under private circulation ,as per our information ,produced by a journalist . A person who is close to power circles in Delhi told in a private email after watching that "I just went through the video CD (DVD) delivered to me containing interviews with a few Amethi residents. All of them made the same charge: Sukanya, the daughter of the Congress worker Balram Singh and and Sumitra Devi was raped by Rahul Gandhi and his friends the night of December 3. None of them wanted their faces to be shown. The climate of fear is palpable. Several of them didn't want their names, but two identified themselves. "
NAMES and content deleted . " I suppose these are the two persons now appealing to have their part removed from the video because they fear for their lives."
"In the interviews, Salaman Kurshid comes out as the hatchet man and the key figure in the terror camaign and coverup."

The same email said an extensive coverup is taking place by abuse of power and it is "important to highlight the coverup. Recall that during the Watergate scandal, it was the coverup more than the burglary itself that brought into focus the abuse of power and the obstruction of justice"

With UP elections nearing ,Congress party should change their strategy , they should ask Rahul Gandhi to issue a public statement via media and ask the police to bring the girl in question to court and expose any conspiracy involved .


Disclaimer : The parts of the content produced here is available on the net and there is no intention on our part to spread canards and defame anyone .

February 04, 2007

Why Nobody wants to comment on Rahul Gandhi on notice to Hinduunity

Nobody wants to comment on Rahul Gandhi


New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) Even as Congress MP Rahul Gandhi has filed a legal suit against a US-based website over what is said to be a scurrilous campaign against him, leaders of the ruling party are refusing to comment on the issue.

"It's too hot an issue to comment upon," said a senior Congress leader when asked about a cyber campaign against party president Sonia Gandhi's son ahead of crucial Uttar Pradesh polls, where Rahul is expected to be the party's star campaigner.

Rahul's lawyer Abhishek Singhvi has sent a legal notice to two people - Rohit Vyassman and E Z Bode who are apparently behind the blog that makes unsubstantiated and disparaging charges against the Amethi MP and his activities in his constituency.

"It is high time that civil society took note of this dirty campaign," Singhvi said.

Congress leaders admit that such personal campaigns against Rahul had increased ever since media reports suggested that he would lead the Congress campaign in Uttar Pradesh.

"It shows the desperation in our opposition camp," said a leader, who does not want to be identified.

Although the news item has been on the US-based website - Hinduunity.org, which claims to be the official website of the Bajrang Dal - for sometime, the legal notice was sent only early this week. Singhvi said it took a week's investigation to come across the names supposed to be behind the blog.

Incidentally, several websites - mostly foreign - have picked up the news item. Sources said the Gandhi family was furious at a "perverted and nasty" campaign against the 36-year-old bachelor MP.

Although the campaign and the blogs had been brought to the notice of many senior Congress leaders, they were reluctant to respond to it earlier.

"It is true that we came to know about it. But we did not want to take up the issue. You do not what goes wrong in the Congress party, especially when the issue is about the Gandhi family," admitted a party leader who requested that he be not identified.

Added another: "No sensible Congress leader would make a comment nor would they take a pro-active role to counter it. One never knows when the issue could boomerang."

Earlier, the US magazine Newsweek had to apologise after it claimed that Rahul Gandhi was not even a graduate and that he had never held a steady job in a multinational company as he claimed. Singhvi had sent a legal notice to the magazine challenging the report.




A response posted at Hindu Unity forum by administrator to the above article
"They dont want to comment on it is because the Congress Party knows what has happened. Rahul made a severe mistake, a blunder thinking that he was invincible because of his mother Sonia Maino. "

"Congress party seniors do not want to talk about this issue but they all have been forewarned and foretold. After yesterday, there seems to be something going on between the Congress party members on this issue. Something is going on amongst them and this rape case is part of it. If this was just propaganda, their wouldn't be what appears to be some type of friction in the party. The Congress Party is really shook up and their's tension in the party according to one of our sources close to a certain politician. We are after the truth. Congress doesn't want truth to come out PERIOD. "

"The Congress party is made up of snakes and criminals. I'm trying to find out a few things and will post later if I get to know something."



DVD : Interview of Amethi residents in circulation
We learned that a DVD is under circulation that shows interviews of Amethi residents . Though we didn't saw that , people who saw that said this ( the content is picked from Click
"I just went through the video CD (DVD) delivered to me containing interviews with a few Amethi residents. All of them made the same charge: Sukanya, the daughter of the Congress worker Balram Singh and and Sumitra Devi was raped by Rahul Gandhi and his friends the night of December 3. None of them wanted their faces to be shown. The climate of fear is palpable. Several of them didn't want their names, but two identified themselves. "

NAMES and content deleted . " I suppose these are the two persons now appealing to have their part removed from the video because they fear for their lives."

"In the interviews, Salaman Kurshid comes out as the hatchet man and the key figure in the terror camaign and coverup."

"So, it is important to highlight the coverup. Recall that during the Watergate scandal, it was the coverup more than the burglary itself that brought into focus the abuse of power and the obstruction of justice"



Awarness campaign launched by Hindu Unity


Awarness campaign booklet is circulated by Hindu Unity on this issue , which shows Pictures of Salman Kurshid ,Girija Vyas , Ambika Soni , available at Click

Taj Mahal's historical description; Dhiri Shah's letter to Atlanta Journal Constitution

Jan. 30, 2007

Editor
Atlanta Journal Constitution

Dear Sir,

Re.: Taj Mahal – Mausoleum or Hindu Temple Palace?



In Anna Johnson's article, 'Egypt Scorns 7 Wonders Contest' (AJC 1/29/07), a picture of Taj Mahal is shown with comments that Taj, "mausoleum was built on the orders of Shahjahan, Muslim Mogul Emperor to honor his beloved late wife" and that "it is 'regarded as the best jewel of Muslim art in India." The following scientific analysis questions the validity of the fairy tale of Shahjahan's romantic love for Mumtaz and suggests that Taj Mahal was the Hindu temple palace owned by Hindu king, Raja Jaisingh and was commandeered by Shah Jahan and desecrated and subsequently revamped by him for use as a Muslim tomb.
The 'Badshahnama', an official chronicle written by Mulla Abdul Hamid Lahori confirms that "the site covered with a majestic magnificent lush garden, to the south of that great city (Agra) and amidst which the building known as the palace of Raja Mansingh, at present owned by Raja Jaisingh, grandson, was selected for the burial of the Queen whose abode is in heaven." ( P.3 the History of India as told by its own Historians, Vol. VII, Sir H. M. Elliot) ( Click ) (The Taj Mahal is a Temple Palace by P. N. Oak- 1993)
Mumtaz died and buried at Burhanpur in June 1631. Her body was exhumed and taken to Agra on Dec. 11, 1631 and was reburied on the Taj ground on Jan 8, 1632. Is it humanly possible to build such a vast magnificent complex within six months? The first farman (emperor's decree) issued on 9/20/1632 by Shahahan urges Raja Jaisingh to expedite shipment of marble for facing the interior walls of Taj which suggests that the building was already in existence.
Aurangazeb wrote to his father (Shah Jahan) on Dec. 9, 1652 reporting serious leaks on the north side and several other parts of the complex. Would Taj building have shown symptoms of decay within mere 13 years of its construction? Since Taj was built a few hundred years ago, it was showing normal wear and tear.
.Islam forbids building such mausoleum for a dead person's tomb and therefore it is farfetched to believe that Taj is an Islamic construction.
A piece of a wooden panel was subjected to a carbon-14 test by Evan T, Williams, Chemistry professor, City of New York College (Itihas Patrika- a quarterly Journal, Vol. 4, dt. 12/31/1984). As per the test report, the age of wooden samples was determined to be "1359+ - 89 AD. Thus there is a 67% probability that the age of the sample lies between 1448 and 1270 AD. ( Click )
Professor Marvin H. Mills (an architect and architectural historian), Pratt Institute, New York had written to Archaeology Survey of India (ASI) on Oct. 3, 1984 requesting for permission to carry out tests on 20 samples from different locations of Taj by using science of thermo-luminescence . The permission was denied by ASI on flimsy grounds.
Other valid questions mentioned below have never been answered:
Why does the "mosque" face west instead of facing Mecca against the Islamic norm?
Why does a mausoleum need hundreds of rooms- unusual for a mosque?
What are the sealed-up rooms on the south side of the long corridor opposite the twenty contiguous rooms? Why is public allowed to see only the garden level floors and not the rest of the several seven-storied edifices?
Why ASI does not allow scholars and research workers to enter and study whatever objects and décor are within? Why has ASI blocked carbon or any other scientific tests to verify the age of Taj?
Why are there Hindu symbols of lotus and 32 tridents ( Lord Shiva's weapon) in the concave dome ceiling of Mumtaz's cenotaph?
Why does the dome of Taj bear a trident pinnacle with crescent? Islamic crescents are always oblique.
Where are the texts and manuals on Islamic architecture? Where are the records and architectural designs of Taj Mahal?

The Goebbelsian lie, started by Shah Jahan and his courtiers was perpetuated by the British as per their 'divide and rule' policy. The old cliché "History is written (distorted) by the victors" rightly fits into the story of Taj Mahal. Unfortunately, the Indian politics of minority appeasement, fear of Muslim violence and vote bank since 1947 has prevented the truth of age and origin of Taj Mahal being revealed to the world at large. All said and done, Taj Mahal or if we go by its original name 'Tejo Mahalaya' is wonder of the world, no doubt.

Sincerely,

D. Shah