Swapan Dasgupta in The Pionner beautifully points out:

“The agitation in the Kashmir Valley isn’t really about Kashmiri identity or Geelani’s quest for an elusive Kashmiriyat. It is a plain and simple secessionist movement based on the belief that a Muslim-majority region must have a separate Islamic State. It can no longer be detached from the bombings in Gujarat, Maharashtra, UP and Karnataka which are also about Islamist rejection of democracy and nationalism. In different ways, there is a twin assault on the unity and personality of India. The visible face presents itself in the Valley; the invisible enemy bombs our cities elsewhere. But, as the Gujarat Police revealed on Saturday, the impulses driving both currents are exactly the same.”

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Although Muslims are safer in this country than in other parts of the world because they have a stake and space in Indian democracy, Indian democracy is unfair to Muslims, says Shabana Azmi, actor and former MP.

Indian democracy unfair to Muslims: Shabana Azmi-India-The Times of India.

I am just disgusted by such thoughts which berate the country that gives shelter to one of the largest population of Muslism in the world. I would request people like Shabana to go live in 33% of the land that was given to Muslims so that they could leave Hindus alone.

However, the darker side of this situation is that politicians will try to take advantage of this modd to provide more reservation for Muslism …

I am afraid one day in India…

We will have reservations for Muslims in every apartment complex

We will have reservations for Muslims in every colony.

We will have reservations for Muslims in every school.

We will have reservations for Muslims in all companies.

We will have reservations for Muslims in buses.

We will have reservations for Muslims in trains.

We will have reservations for Muslims in air planes.

Just because we Hindus chose not to wake up and stand up for our country.

Latest updates on Sangh Work

November 29, 2007

PANCHAAMRITAM 125
Pancha is five in Samskritam, Amritam is nectar
Poornima, Kali Yugaabda 5109, Sarvajit  Karthigai 8
(November 24, 2007)

ONE
At present there are around 30 IT shakhas in Bangalore. The RSS holds IT milans on a regular basis and the last one to be held was during the 150th anniversary of the 1857 war on Independence. During such important occasions, the IT wing of the RSS sends out messages through social networking sites to its members, who in turn will have to spread the message around to likeminded persons. The RSS says that it has been working since the past six years on this concept and it is picking up very well now. The members are largely in the age group of 25 and 30. At least half of them are new to the RSS ideology. The RSS says that it is impressed with the response it has got so far and this has prompted them to open up similar shakhas both in Pune and Hyderabad where many IT companies are based.  (Based on a report in http://www.rediff.com/news – November 12, 2007).

TWO

Adhivakta Parishad is the all Bharat forum of nationalist advocates manned by Swayamsevaks. The Haryana chapter of the Parishad achieved remarkable success in persuading contending parties from going to court by settling their disputes out of court. This may look odd. But it is true. The advocates had the goodness of heart to ensure speedy justice and simultaneously reducing the burden on courts at the cost of their own income. (As told to Team PANCHAAMRITAM)

THREE
Swayamsevaks of RSS serving people is a common sight throughout Bharat. The Jammu-Kashmir state is no exception. The predominantly Buddhist Laddak area in the state presented a peculiar problem. Every woman had to marry 3 or 4 men. Afraid of opposing this custom, the womenfolk married Muslims of the area. In the process, they were converted to Islam. RSS studied this in depth and in 2001 arranged for a meeting of RSS chief Prof. Rajendra Singh and Dalai Lama. After this meeting, Dalai Lama declared that thereafter, Laddaki women and men shall adhere to the Dharma of `one man – one woman’ norm. With that, women converting to Islam fearing multiple marriages came to an end. Also, a large number of converted women returned to their ancestral fold.
From an interview of Shri. Premchand Goel, Akhil Bharatiya Seva Pramukh of RSS in the Deepavali special number of VIJAYABHARATHAM, Tamil weekly, November 9, 2007. Interviewers: Shri. Chokkalingam and Shri. Nagalingam.

FOUR
Swastika, not the Red Cross. That’s the emblem that the Aarogya Bharati, the RSS wing of medical practitioners, is asking its members to use instead of the international symbol. Some members of the organisation, registered in Bhopal, have already started pasting Swastika stickers on their vehicles and in their clinics without inviting much attention. (But, the symbol was promoted in a big way on November 18, 2007 in Nagpur where the organisation — it’s an umbrella of National Medical Organisation (for allopaths), Vishwa Ayurved Parishad and Ayurved Vyas Peeth (for Ayurveda practitioners) and Homeo Samaj (for Homeopathy practitioners) — distributed stickers to all members). “We are not against the Red Cross but Swastika is a symbol of Indian culture,” Aarogya Bharati’s national secretary M S Deshpande told THE INDIAN EXPRESS. The organisation, registered in 2004, wants Rishi Dhanwantari’s anniversary to be celebrated in India as National Health Day — not April 7, the World Health Day, which marks the constitution of the World Health Organisation. Based on a report by Shri Milind Ghatwai in HE INDIAN EXPRESS, November 13, 2007.

FIVE
Samskrita Bharati, known the world over for its 10 day spoken Samskrit shibirams, introduces ever new schemes to enhance the Samskrit fraternity. 18,000 school kids have joined in its latest `Bala Bharati’ course in Tamilnadu. Work among America born youth of Indian origin is catching up.. Sushri Sowmya, one among them, is a Vistarika (full time worker) of Samskrita Bharati in Los Angeles. In October, the all Bharat conference of Samskrita Bharati was held in Meerut (Uttar Pradesh) in which 807 delegates from 553 places participated. Well known Yoga master Shri Ram Devji spoke at the valedictory function in Samskritam. He assured that one page in his YOGA SANDESH magazine (circulation: 5 lakh copies) will be devoted to spoken Samskrit lessons. DESHIYA SAMACHAR, Chennai, November, 2007.

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Recently at the conclusion of RSS’s OTC (Officer Training Camp) in Nagpur, the formal Indian Air Force chief, Air Chief Marshal A Y Tipnis called RSS a traitor during his ‘valedictory address’.

“Every patriotic Indian should readily agree that we have singularly excellent and inspiring reference point in our Constitution. No matter what our different and often divergent beliefs, persuasions and ideologies, we have collectively committed ourselves to the ideals , values and principles enshrined in it,” said Tipnis who led the IAF’s decisive strikes in the Kargil war.

Reiterating that Constitution was supreme, he exhorted the RSS trainees to work for society without harming interests of anyone and keeping social fabric intact. “Justice and liberty are so paramount that fundamental rights guarantee them to very citizen without distinction of any kind including caste, creed, colour, faith belief and gender,” said Tipnis.

Source: Time of India

My understanding from that speech is that according to Tipnis, RSS doesn’t obey the constitution and its members should follow the Indian constitution. If that is not calling someone unpatriotic or traitor then what is? His speech clearly leaves the impression that he believes RSS to be anti-social, and its method to be against the interest of India.

I blame such blatant misunderstanding of RSS by even the most educated citizens of India to the backward thinking leadership of RSS. Time after time, RSS leadership has comprehensively failed to realize the importance of creating a positive public image of the Sangh Parivar organizations. Despite, the best intentions of numerous swayamsevaks, RSS leaders have been extremely lackluster in their approach in adapting to the new techniques, especially Internet and Mass Media.

Rather they have imbibed a mentality that the best solution to fight problems like liberal media is to run away from problems. Otherwise, what would explain their stands on creating hundreds of institutions to avoid the glare of media.

This is not limited to RSS alone but extends to other organizations, especially VHP.

I would further recommend reading this article ..http://vivekajyoti.blogspot.com/2007/06/we-are-in-suffocating-grip-of-pseudo.html

What do you think?

I am tried of listening to Hindus especially Sangh Swayamsevaks complaining and moaning like little babies about not getting fair coverage from media or any website that says anything bad about Sangh Parivar or Hinduism. If you are not tired of it then read here about Haindava Kerala’s complaint against Amrita TV  The RSS Orkut group or Hindu Unity Message Board is filled with such cry babies.

My simple answer to all these boneheaded people is that we have to start our news channel. Please please stop expecting someone else to give you any coverage or respect. Respect is earned and not given.

Just like it is foolish for a Muslim organization to expect proper coverage from Haindarav Keralam. We should stop wishing that someone else will give our due respect. We need to earn it, and not beg for it and cry like the author of Haindava Keralam article, every time some commie doesn’t like us.

Haindava Keralam and Hindu Jagruti have shown the way by creating a website which provides alternate source of news for the Hindu masses. This action needs to be repeated by other like minded Hindu and especially Hindu organizations such as RSS, VHP. Why hasn’t RSS website publishes anything about the work they are doing? Why isn’t there a single thing about the so called “Pratinidhi Sabha” that is all over media? If we don’t talk about ourself and if we don’t define ourself than others will do it for us.

Rather than complaining about others, lets create our own media by way of Internet, Community Radio, Local Newspapers and then maybe Television. Even in today’s day and age, where a 7 year old can create a website, the “mighty” RSS can’t even create a nice informational website that might help someone find out that they are somehow different than Al-Qaida.