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Nehru and the China-Tibet Blunder

nehru and the china

In the year 1950, two momentous events shook Asia and the world. One was the Chinese invasion of Tibet, and the other, the Chinese intervention in the Korean War. The first was near, on India’s borders, the other, far away in the Korean Peninsula where India had little at stake. By all canons of logic, India should have devoted utmost attention to the immediate situation in Tibet, and let interested parties like China and the U.S. sort it out in Korea.

But Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s Prime Minister did exactly the opposite. He treated the Tibetan crisis in a haphazard fashion, while getting heavily involved in Korea. India today is paying for this folly by being the only country of its size in the world without an official boundary with its giant neighbor. Tibet soon disappeared from the map. As in Kashmir, Nehru sacrificed national interest at home in pursuit of international glory abroad.

India at the time maintained missions in Lhasa and Gyangtse. Due to the close relations that existed between India and Tibet going back centuries and also because of the unsettled conditions in China,


Who are the Hindus? - 2

 Who are the Hindus II

Continued from Who are the hindus?

Karma is another very important tenet of Hinduism which has been perverted in modern times, not only because of its fashionable misuse in the West, but also in India itself where, because of influences during three centuries by missionaries and secular thought, it is often mixed-up in varying degrees with theChristian concept of sin and virtue. Hindus (and Buddhists) have always maintained that all actions, good or bad, which we perform during a lifetime, carry automatically consequences for the next lives to come.

But there is absolutely no moral implication, no notion of Good or Evil, as for Hinduism there is a mathematical and immutable logic in our actions: “Whatever the seed you planted, you will harvest its fruit sooner or later”, says the Buddha. Consequently, there is never any absolute injustice: suffering in this life could be the consequence of a “bad” karma sown in another life; and today’s happiness, might result from a “good” karma performed in another body.


Ayodhya: Muslim Argument Examined


At first, the demand-cum-assurance was, "If you can bring any proof showing a temple had been demolished to construct the mosque, we will ourselves demolish the mosque". A host of documents -- reports of the Archaeological Survey of India going back to 1891, Gazetteers going back to 1854, survey reports going back to 1838 were produced which stated unambiguously that a Ram temple had been demolished to construct the mosque".

The demand suddenly changed. "These are all British documents", it was now said. "The British concocted this story to divide and rule. "Show us some Pre-British documents" was an invention to get over inconvenient facts. It became evident soon enough, when in response to Chandrashekhar's initiative the All India Babri Masjid Action Committee submitted documents, most of these turned out to be nothing but the rulings of sundry British magistrates. Worse, they confirmed what the Vishwa Hindu Parishad had been saying: that the mosque had not been in use since 1936;that it has been built by demolishing the Ram temple: that the Hindus had, at the cost of many lives, been trying throughout to capture the spot, as they held it to be the sacred birth place of Lord Ram.


Congress Launches Jihad To Loot Hindu Temples


One of the distinctive features of the protracted Muslim rule in medieval India was the manner in which it impoverished Hindus spiritually, morally, culturally, and economically. This impoverishment wasn’t an accident. It was by design, and it was pretty much faithful to the tenets of Islamic statecraft and polity, which mandated zimmi(or dhimmi)status to non-Muslims living under Islamic rule. The zimmi status among other things meant that Hindus had absolutely no rights: they couldn’t practise their faith openly, couldn’t build or renovate temples, had to pay all sorts of extortionate taxes, had no legal redress even if they were wronged, and their women were fair game for a sufficiently powerful Muslim man.

Something similar is happening today in an ostensibly Hindu majority India, which professes a curious brand of secularism, which is practiced at the expense of Hindus.

Hindu-Baiting Legislations

Almost every major legislation in independent India has resulted in a successive weakening of the Hindu society.


अनियंत्रित रूप से बढ़ती मुस्लिम जनसंख्याहिन्दू समाज को खुली चेतावनी

अनयतरत रप स बढत मसलम जनसखयहनद समज क खल चतवन
विश्व में कोई भी देश ऐसा नही हैं जहां मुसलमानों अथवा तथाकथित अल्पसंख्यकों को बहुसंख्यक समाज से अधिक सुविधाएं तथा अधिकार प्राप्त हों, सिवाय भारत के। किसी भी मुस्लिम देश में यहां तक कि पाकिस्तान, बंगलादेश, इण्डोनेशिया या तुर्की में भी मुसलमानों को इतने संविधान स्वीकृत अधिकार भी नही हैं। किसी ने सच कहा है कि मुसलमानों के लिए एक मात्र देश भारत बहस्व (स्वर्ग) है। वस्तुत: भारत के अनेक राजनीतिक दलों का वोट बटोरने की खातिर का केन्द्र बिन्दु मुस्लिम चाटुकारिता बन गया है। वे इसका दुरुपयोग कर भारतीय संविधान की अन्तर्निहित भावना से खिलवाड़ कर रहे हैं। क्षुद्र राजनीति से प्रेरित हो, वे इतना गिर गये हैं कि उन्हें देश की एकता, अखण्डता तथा स्वतंत्रता की भी परवाह नहीं है। उनका बस चले तो वे भारत, भारत का नाम 'इंडिया दैट इज मुस्लिम' रख दें।

पर यह भी सत्य है कि विश्व में एक साथ भारत तथा हिन्दू विरोध कहीं भी नहीं है जितना भारत में। भारत ने सर्वदा इस चुनौती को साहसपूर्वक स्वीकार किया है।

इस्लाम का प्रसार

यदि ऐतिहासिक संदर्भ में देखें तो यह सर्वविदित है कि हिन्दू देश भारत सदैव ही इस्लाम के लिए एक महान चुनौती रहा है।


हमारी शिक्षा से भारतीय जीवन पद्धति गायब है: वेंकैया नायडु

हमर शकष स भरतय जवन पदधत 

केंद्रीय मंत्री वेंकैया नायडु ने कहा कि देश को आजाद हुए 67 साल हो चुके हैं, लेकिन आज तक इस देश में सही शिक्षा पॉलिसी का अभाव है। शिक्षा का लक्ष्‍य चरित्र निर्माण होना चाहिए, लेकिन सच तो यह है कि हमारी शिक्षा से भारतीय जीवन पद्धति का ही पूर्णत: अभाव है, फिर चरित्र निर्माण कैसे हो। वेंकैया नायडु प्रसिद्ध शिक्षा शास्‍त्री एवं शिक्षा बचाओ आंदोलन समिति के संस्‍थापक दीनानाथ बत्रा की पुस्‍तक 'भारतीय शिक्षा का स्‍वरूप' के लोकार्पण अवसर पर बोल रहे थे। इस पुस्‍तक को प्रभात प्रकाशन ने प्रकाशित किया है।

रामकृष्‍ण मिशन सभागार में आयोजित पुस्‍तक विमोचन के अवसर पर माननीय वेंकैया नायडु ने कहा कि शिक्षा में दो मूल तत्‍वों का होना परम आवश्‍क है- एक, शिक्षा भारतीय भाषा में हो और दूसरा, शिक्षा में भारत के वास्‍तविक इतिहास का ज्ञान हो ताकि नई पीढ़ी अपने देश व संस्‍कृति से परिचित हो सके। आज की शिक्षा में भारतीयता के ये दोनों ही तत्‍व गायब हैं।

जब भी आप भारतीयता की बात करो तो इस देश में एक गुट ऐसा है कि इसे तत्‍काल 'भगवाकरण' का नाम दे देगा, हिंदुत्‍व को गाली देना शुरू कर देगा। जबकि उन्‍हें पता होना चाहिए कि हिंदू और हिंदुत्‍व कोई धर्म नहीं, बल्कि भारतीय जीवनशैली है। हिंदू धर्म कोई किताबी या एक व्‍यक्ति द्वारा चलाया गया धर्म नहीं है, यह तो भारतीय सभ्‍यता-संस्‍कृति के विकास की स्‍वत: प्रक्रिया का हिस्‍सा है, फिर भारत के लोग इससे अछूते कैसे रह सकते हैं।


Say ‘Om’ To Sanskrit

Say Om to Sanskrit

The British left long ago but sheer inertia and a colonized mindset has ensured that the legacy of blind deference to the English language survive to this day. So ubiquitous and ingrained is such servile behaviour that its inappropriateness fails to even register in our minds.

Every nation and culture goes the extra mile to preserve their language, especially in the very visible conduct of the affairs of the highest institutions of governance; for example, the Parliament, the judiciary, the conduct of foreign affairs. But it is precisely in this area that we as a people seem too inert to shake off the colonial legacy. For example, though MPs are allowed to speak either English or Hindi in Parliament, the laws finally enacted are recorded first in English and later translated into Hindi.

Only the Parliamentary enactments and statutory instruments recorded in English are considered authoritative. The Supreme Court too must, according to existing law, conduct all its proceedings only in English. And in the realm of foreign relations, our heads of state and other high officials shamelessly spew English in foreign lands.