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John Dayal's Hate Mongering and An Open Response

DR. JOHN DAYAL Member: National Integration Council Government of India National President: All India Catholic Union (Founded 1919) Secretary General: All India Christian Council 505 Link, 18 IP Extn. Delhi 110092 India Email: Phone: 91-11-22722262 Mobile 09811021072 26 August 2005 DR MANMOHAN SINGH Prime Minister of India Chairman, National Integration Council Mew Delhi Re: Agenda for the inaugural meeting of the NIC on 31st August 2005 Greetings The Christian Community of India, and specially its Dalit and marginalised sections, congratulate the Government of India, acting on your commitment, for reconstituting the National Integration Council, and convening its meeting after a gap of more than 13 years. The reconstitution of the NIC had been received with great hope and enthusiasm by the Minority communities and general and the Christian community in particular as its cries of anguish had gone unheard in the corridors of governance and admini


Former Governor led Oklahoma City Terrorism Response Washington, DC – The Jamestown Foundation today announced that former Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating has agreed to join its Board of Directors. "As a native Oklahoman, I'm both honored and proud to welcome Governor Keating to the board," said Jamestown Foundation President Glen Howard, "His leadership will help the foundation broaden our outreach to the policy community as we monitor terrorist organizations at home and abroad." A former FBI agent, Governor Keating won worldwide praise for his skilled leadership in the wake of the April 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City. The bombing was one of the deadliest acts of domestic terrorism in U.S. history. "Governor Keating's handling of the Oklahoma City tragedy equips him with the experience and foresight to advise Jamestown on our expanding terrorism program," said Jamestown Board Chairman Clinton Smully

Rajiv’s Education Policy Junked – J S Rajput

By J.S. Rajput The sensitivities of the Indian diversities can never be ignored in any genuine, non-political and professional attempt to reform education. For the last over one year, too much has been made of the so-called gross misadventure made in the year 2000 when a new curriculum frame work for school education was presented to the nation. What caused much anguish to a select group of left-intellectuals included recommendation regarding making children aware of the basics of all the religions of the people of India; to know the commonalities and learn to respect differences wherever these exist. The other aspect that alerted the Marxists was the emphasis on values; that truth, peace, nonviolence, righteous conduct and love become an integral part of the entire process of teaching and learning in schools. A sympathetic ‘national’ media was standing-by in full support. Obviously, some of them had no idea what was indeed the meaning of a curriculum framework or, was it in any wa

Review of 'National Resurgence in India'

September 16, 2005 Book review (To appear in the Quarterly Journal of Mythic Society) National Resurgence in India, P. Parameswaran (Chief Editor),2005. Published by Bharatheeya Vichara Kendram, Thiruvananthpuram, Kerala.Pages, 296. Price Rs 400 (HB), Rs 350 (PB). Reviewed by N.S. Rajaram The volume consists of presentations made during the orientation course on "Research for National Resurgence" organized by the Bharatheeya Vichara Kendram held on August 21 - 23. As the Chief Editor P. Parameswaran observes in his introductory essay, the orientation course was organized because it was felt: "It is necessary not only to restore the academic health of the universities in Kerala but also to analyze and suggest solutions for the maladies eating into the vitals of the state." From this statement two things become clear. First, it had a regional, more particularly Kerala focus; and second, the course was intended as a corrective measu

Dalit Meet at Washington : Udit Raj wants Reservations in Private sector

Press Release Dalit Meet at Washington on 5th & 6th October, 2005 v to provide reservation in the Private sector v and expose globally caste-based discrimination, v to expose Sangh Parivar, v sensitize UN fora for protection of Dalit Human Rights, v addressing Global Media for two hours where Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh also held his Press Conference, v appeal to US media to provide opportunity to dalits. New Delhi, 15th September, 2005. In the era of globalization, it has become imperative to fight certain causes globally. With this understanding, the Dalit Freedom Network (DFN) is organizing a meet at Washington on 5-6 October 2005. Dr. Udit Raj, Chairman of the All India Confederation of SC/ST Organisations will be one of the chief spokespersons among others like Rev. Joseph D' Souza, International President, Nancy Ricks, Executive Director, Baroness Caroline Cox, Deputy Speaker, House of Lords, England, William Armstrong, Former US Senator from Colarado

KPs organise various functions to remember martyrs

Excelsior Correspondent JAMMU, Sept 14: Various functions were organised by Kashmiri Pandits at different places here today in connection with observance of 16th Martyrs’ Day. The Day is also observed as Balidan Divas. While Panun Kashmir took out a scooter rally in the outskirts of Jammu City and dedicated the day to the community youth, Jammu and Kashmir Vichar Manch (JKVM) observed the day as Sankalap Divas and All State Kashmir Pandit Conference (ASKPC) organised a Maha Yagya in memory of those martyrs who laid down their lives during last 16 years of turmoil for the national cause. The PK activists with pla-cards and banners in their hands assembled near Zorawar Stadium here where from the rally started. They were led by PK chairman Dr Ajay Chrangoo and its general secretary, Kuldeep Raina. Talking to reporters Dr Chrangoo reiterated the Homeland demand saying it is the only solution to the Pandits’ problems. He alleged that the unemployment o

Dangers of UPA government to India

Intelligence A compilation of all the activites done by UPA that will break India apart, both literally and mentally. Move: Pullout of troops from Kashmir. Reasoning: As there are fewer troops in Kashmir, terrorists will face less opposition and therefore can attack more and conduct more terrorist attacks. Plus, fewer troops can carry out fewer raids against terrorist installations. Fewer raids gives the terrorists the quiet time they need to build up. Final Consequences: As the number of terrorist attacks gets too much, India can only be forced to give Kashmir to pakistan. Some terrorist attacks can be so large that hundreds of terrorists can attack any place at any given time. India will not have enough troops in place to stop these attacks. Move: Teach children wrong History. Reasoning: The history being taught to children is aimed at making them forget about Hindu culture and Hindu valour. Our Avatars are being taught to be 'fictional' characters. The faith that H

Japan seeks intelligence service like MI6

TOKYO, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Japan needs an intelligence agency modeled after Britain's Secret Intelligence Service to collect information beyond the diplomatic norm, a report suggests. The report by an advisory council, which had been discussing the matter since April, said the entity would be under the control of the foreign minister and would specialize in collecting information on international affairs. It suggested that professionally trained officers be posted at embassies to gather intelligence. The group cited Britain's SIS, also known as MI6, as a model for Japan's new agency, the Asahi Shimbun reported. Currently, the Foreign Ministry's Intelligence and Analysis Service is in charge of collecting and analyzing information on international affairs, as well as research operations. The division collects such information through the daily activities of Japanese Embassy officials abroad. The SIS, romanticized as the employer of the fictional James Bond, engages i


By Roger McDermott Thursday, September 15, 2005 Kazakhstan has taken a small, but significant step towards preparing more of its military personnel to receive education and training in Western countries by opening a new military language institute in Almaty. In many ways this development serves to highlight the extent of the uphill task of Kazakhstan's military establishment as it seeks to increase the number of personnel with a competent level of military English language skills. Embryonic in its scale, the facility equally provides tangible proof that the senior leadership within Kazakhstan's Ministry of Defense remains open to enhancing Kazakhstan's links with the NATO Alliance and its member states (Interfax, September 10). Behind the high-profile public ceremony in Almaty on September 10 celebrating the opening of the Military Institute of Foreign Languages, Army General Mukhtar Altynbayev, Kazakhstan's minister of defense, prided himself in the international

Asia looks at Katrina coverage and draws conclusions

By N.S. Rajaram September 14th, 2005 Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath have found strong resonance in the countries of South and East Asia— from India to Indonesia. It was inevitable that the people and the media here should have drawn comparisons between the American response in New Orleans and what they themselves had experienced. I happened to be visiting some of the countries of Southeast Asia when they were just recovering from the effects of the tsunami, and was in India both during the tsunami and the more recent Mumbai (Bombay) deluge that flooded the city the month before Katrina hit the Gulf coast. As the images and the experience of the Asian disasters were still fresh in the region’s memory, this put me in a position to observe their reaction to the American tragedy. Above all, the Asian people were shocked by what they saw as the callousness of the public towards the victims and the seeming breakdown of civil society. Some commentators seized on it claiming that

The Politics of Caste in Conversion

By Sandhya Jain Organiser September 11, 2005 The recent Supreme Court judgment discouraging additions to the list of religious minorities and the Central Government’s failure to arrive at a consensus over the Women’s Reservation Bill provide an occasion to debate the meaning of caste and religion, and their usage as instruments of reservation benefits. From the time of the British Raj, caste has been used to berate Hindu society and has acquired negative connotations in public discourse. Though political parties canvass mass support through caste affiliations, political discourse labels it illegitimate. Even constitutional affirmative action for underprivileged castes is used to put upper caste Hindu society in the dock, though efforts are on to extend the use of caste for political ends. At present, organised religious minorities have launched a virtual crusade for the benefits of caste-based reservations. We need to examine the merits of this quest in terms of the genesis of caste

Will there be a "color revolution" in Kazakhstan?

MOSCOW. (Alexei Makarkin for RIA Novosti). - The lower house of the Kazakh parliament (Majlis) has set the date for the next presidential election, which is to take place on December 4. Elections in the post-Soviet republics of late have tended to coincide with the phenomenon of "color revolutions". For Kazakhstan, however, such a prospect seems unlikely. It is not so much the question of a 9-percent economic growth registered in the first six months of this year (economic growth in Ukraine under the Viktor Yanukovich government was as high) or the charisma of Nursultan Nazarbayev, who, as opposed to, say, Eduard Shevardnadze, has not exhausted his political potential. The main point is that there are no grounds for a revolution in Kazakhstan. Firstly, the idea of "integrating with the West", which inspired the Ukrainian "Orange Revolution" and the Georgian supporters of Mikhail Saakashvili, is not popular in Kazakhstan because of its geopolitical situ

CPI demand for Mutt Lands confiscation in TN is anti- Hindu and anti-religious

The CPI's demand for confiscating and distributing the Hindu Mutt endowment lands to the poor is illegal, autocratic, inhuman, anti Hindu and anti- religious and it undermines the majority community to de- Hinduise India. Attached is an open letter to the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on this issue. Please circulate and publicize this letter and also make the liberation of temples an issue for public debate. In support of denationalization and against Mutts/ temples land distribution , please send your comments to the following : Prime Minister, New Delhi President of India CM, Tamil Nadu, Hon'ble Jayalalithaa Shri L.K . Advani, BJP BJP head office, New Delhi VHP, New Delhi Thanks Krishan Bhatnagar Hindu Jagran Forum (Maryland, USA) Septem


Hard to believe? Yes, it’s true! Our ambitious and unique venture in cyber space is ready to take off! A global community of concerned Hindu Keralites have finally joined hands to rebuild a brave, new Hindu society in Kerala, upholding the timeless heritage of Sanatana Dharma. Our web site calls on Hindus of Kerala heritage all over to heed to their sense of nationalism and rise up. The launching of Haindava Keralam heralds the dawn of yet another Hindu renaissance in our society and culture. Our ultimate goal in this endeavor is to enlighten our men and women of the virtues of good citizenship and to show how responsible exercise of one’s fundamental rights alone can lead to effective social organization and empowerment. On this momentous occasion, we are asking for a few minutes of your time to show you a PowerPoint presentation on our unique web site, scheduled for launching on November 1, 2005, the founding day anniversary of Aikya Keralam (please click the attached PP file


For presentation to a mostly non-biologist audience at the Human Empowerment Conference (HEC), Houston, Texas, USA; Sept 16 – 18, 2005 (Session Chair: Koenraad Elst, Moderator: Srinivasan Kalyanaraman): DNA, GENETICS & POPULATION DYNAMICS:DEBUNKING THE ARYAN INVASION PROPAGANDA Summary: The so-called Aryan invasion, an idea designed to divide the Hindus of Northern and Southern Bharat, was never supported by any concrete evidence and yet was elevated to the stature of a theory. It has been pushed in secondary school textbooks as a dogma. Science now conclusively rejects any notion of any Aryan invasion of the Indian subcontinent. I. Background Study of changes (mutations, insertions) in chromosomal DNA is very difficult due to its magnitude. In humans, the egg contains 22 chromosomes plus the X sex chromosome, and the sperm has similar 22 plus either the X or the Y sex chromosome. An XX combination in the embryo ensues a female, and an XY a male. There are some 3 billion DNA

UAVS International send letter to NASA

Access 5: NASA Cut Would Kill ' Exemplary' Program The following letter has been sent by UVS International to Michael Griffin, NASA Administrator, protesting planned elimination of the Access 5 program from the NASA FY ’07 budget. The initiative, a joint government-private industry effort is a keystone driver to opening civil airspace to joint manned and unmanned aircraft usage. Prior to the proposed cuts, NASA had previously allocated some $100-million to the effort over a five-year period. *** The Hon Michael Griffin, Sept 12, 2005 NASA Administrator, 300 E St SW, Washington DC 20546 Dear Administrator Griffin, As the world’s largest association representing the global unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) community, UAVS International recognizes that the safe integration of UASs into global civil managed airspace is o

FIR against RJD leaders for violating model code

An FIR has been registered against two RJD leaders in Buxar district of Bihar for violating the model code of conduct even as party supremo Lalu Prasad has come under the scanner for allegedly addressing a rally after permitted time. Dumraon sub-divisonal officer V N Thakur said that an FIR was lodged against Buxar district RJD vice-president Kashi Nath Prasad and secretary Mukhtar Singh for holding a meeting beyond the permitted time. The meeting was organised by local RJD workers which was to be addressed by Prasad and others at Dumraon. The administration granted permission for holding the meeting by 10.00 pm. But when the SDO heard the loud speaker blaring beyond the permitted time, he asked K K Puri, the magistrate deployed at the venue, to sound an alarm and ensure that the loud speaker was switched off. Puri acted swiftly and got the loud speaker switched off at 10.30 pm. By then Prasad had not arrived, Thakur said. The magistrate lodged the FIR with Dumraon police

Sarabjit does not warrant leniency: Pakistan SC

Pakistan Supreme Court has ruled that the death sentence served on alleged Indian spy Sarabjit Singh was ''well-deserved and he does not warrant any leniency''. Justice Mohammad Nawaz Abbasi said on Tuesday that petitioner Sarabjit Singh had been convicted by the trial court only on one count in cases of terrorism when he should have been convicted and sentenced separately for each murder in every case. The detailed 27-page judgment was given on an appeal filed by Sarabjit. On 18th August, a two-member bench of the apex court upheld the death sentence awarded to the petitioner by dismissing his appeals against the Lahore High Court order. Sarabjit was represented by Advocate Rana Abdul Hameed. Sarabjit, resident of Bhikiwand, Amritsar in Punjab, was arrested by Mujahid Force on 30th August, 1990, near Kasur border in Pakistan and was handed over to Intelligence Battalion, Lahore, for interrogation. He told interrogators that he had been trained by the Indian Military I

Does RAW lacks InfoWarfare tactics or political pressure is tying their hands?

The recent pictures of Sarbhajit Singh , on PTV showing him as accused of bombing in pakistan is the mark propoganda of ISI aginst the Indian intelligence agencies to prove that the Indian govt is giving support to proxywar in their country. Obvious question is why the Indian agencies are not able to make this type of propaganda aginst the Paksitan. If we see the ability of our agencies its very good than pakistan and even us, china or russia ,but were RAW is lacking in tactical terms. Paksitan has given address of our RAW office in amristar their by revealing not the internal matter of organisation but also giving the morale victory in the infowarfare against our country. Indians think the agencies are not doing the propoganda as pakistan is doing so, the agency should improve their info warfare tactics to score more marks for indian policy so that we can expose the real culprit ,pakistan to the world. Important dimension : Political will in Intelligence Intelligence Services nee