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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 Po

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 ri

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

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

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 fro

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 c

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

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

Brave Hindu starts private army to counter Nepal maoists 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

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. " Also Read his 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)

Final objective of US is to break up Pakistan

This is a chatter from experts forum ------------------------------------ "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..." 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 pos