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Tiranga: A Gimmick By RSS

The RSS/BJP gang is once again on to its old pastime of whipping up frenzy against Muslims. They plan to unfurl, Tricolour, the Indian National Flag in Srinagar on January 26, 2011. Organiser, the RSS English organ in its third issue (July 17, 1947) disturbed by the Constituent Assembly’s decision to select the Tricolour as the National Flag, carried an editorial titled ‘National Flag’, demanding that the saffron flag be chosen instead. Even after independence when the Tricolour became the National Flag, it was the RSS which refused to accept it as the National Flag. Importantly, nowhere in the functioning of the RSS is the Tricolour or National Flag used even today. The RSS headquarters at Reshambaugh, Nagpur does not fly it nor do the RSS shakhas display it in daily parades. It seems the National Flag is meant only to whip up frenzy against Muslims. In 1991(Ekta Yatra) it was Murli Manohar Joshi, another favourite in the RSS hierarchy, who went to unfurl the Tricolour at Lal Chowk of Srinagar, Kashmir. Uma Bharti carried a Tri-colour because it was an Idgah which was being targeted by Hindutva. Continue reading

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Delayed Waking Up: Terrorism Investigations

The thesis guiding the police investigation for a long time was that terror groups are being promoted by Pakistan and they want to create communal disharmony, that they are putting bombs in places of Muslim worship. It is due to this and the inherent biases of our investigation agencies that for so long and despite clear involvement of terror groups inspired and connected with ideology of RSS were not touched. It was after Hemant Karkare discovered the irrefutable evidence of Sadhvi’s motor cycle used in Maelgaon blasts and her connections with all others, Lt Col. Prasad Shrikant Purohit, Swami Dayanand Pande, Retd. Major Upadhaya etc., that the nexus was discovered. Continue reading

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After Malegaon, Hubli

With the arrest of Nagaraj Jambagi for his involvement in the Hubli blast, yet another revelation of activists belonging to Sangh Parivar and its off-shoot organizations in various terrorist incidences over years has come to light. It is definitely a cause for alarm. Continue reading

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And Now Hindu Terrorists?

There are no Hindu terrorists or Islamic terrorists as no religion preaches terrorism. The arrest of Sadhvi Pragya should spur us to fight terrorism and not indulge into any religious name calling. Continue reading

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Whither India: Qualitative Change In Polity

In view of the recent anti-Christian violence in Orissa and Bangalore, it is important to understand the roots of the problem. Continue reading

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How Secular Is India Today?

India is called world’s greatest democracy but recent communal incidents and political indifference has put a question mark on its secular identity. Continue reading

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Media, Muslims And Mujahideen

A bomb does not discriminate between a Hindu or a Muslim. Indian media should play a more balanced role and provide a nuanced perspective while discussing the issue of terrorism. Continue reading

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Peace In A Plural Society

By its very nature, there will be differences of opinion in a pluralistic society. Maulana Wahiduddin Khan in his book Aman-e-Alam (Global Peace) argues for more tolerance and acceptance of differences for communal harmony. Continue reading

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Then They Came For Christians

Violence against minorities is spreading in India and now Christians are being targeted in Orissa after Muslims in Gujarat. Continue reading

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Rajnath Singh At BJP National Executive – Two Steps Backward

BJP President Rajnath Singh offers nothing new in his National Executive speech except a phrase and a controversy. Continue reading

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