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India’s Faux ‘Liberals’ Are Damaging Our Army’s Efforts To Douse J&K Fire

Indias Faux Liberals Are Damaging

We are not losing the real war with jihadi militants and their stone-throwing mobs.

The war we are losing is the one launched by so-called “liberals” who think the army is fair game in their fight against the BJP.

In order to win a war – any war – you need to have a realistic analysis of your enemy’s aims, his strengths and weaknesses, your real strengths and weaknesses, and clarity on your ultimate goals in prosecuting the war. The truth is neither the Indian state nor its detractors in the national media, has thought this through.

The war we are losing is the information war, as the outrage overthe video of a Kashmiri tied to an army jeepshows. If anything, the video shows that army officers are able to use innovative tactics to prevent violence and deaths, but the mainstream narrative is about the army using human shields when this is the perennial tactic used by stone-pelters in the Valley. What is the norm among stone-pelters is now shown as the army’s failure in one instance of a change of tactics.

We are not losing the real war withjihadimilitants and their stone-throwing mobs. The war we are losing is the one launched by so-called “liberals” who think the army is fair game in their fight against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

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The Ambedkar They Don’t Want You To Know About

The Ambedkar They

Would liberals who speak in the name of Dr Ambedkar agree with these observations and ideas of his?

Maybe Baba Saheb’s ideas were first ignored and then misrepresented precisely because the intelligentsia knew that those ideas would not fit into the ‘left-liberal’ narrative. Being a prolific scholar and a patriot, Dr Ambedkar recorded his observations on a myriad of topics, events, problems and debates of his times. Here are seven aspects of those which the Old Media and the leftist academic cartel do not want Indians to know about.

1. Dr Ambedkar considered the mahavakyas of Upanishads the spiritual basis of democracy

In his famous speech to the Jat-Pat-Todak Mandal, Dr Ambedkar made the suggestion that Hindus need not look anywhere outside their scriptures to build a society based on the principles of liberty, fraternity and equality. They could look into the Upanishads for those values, he said.

Later in his scathing attack on Hinduism in the book Riddles of Hinduism, he not only revisited the idea but elaborated on it. He took the three mahavakyas—'Sarvam Khalvidam Brahma', 'Aham Brahmasmi', and 'Tatvamasi'—and named their combined purport. He wrote:

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History, Textbooks and Distortion

History Textbooks and Distortion

Vedic era and Vedic society

The most ancient literary evidence in Indian history is the Veda. The ancient archaeological sites are that of Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro. Unanimously all history textbooks tell that both of them are distinct. Why they have to be distinct? Nobody knows. There is no primary evidence for the distinction of the two.

In the context of religion of Harappans, the very history textbook says that they worshiped Mother Earth, Shiva, Shiva linga and gods in the form of animals, trees and human beings. I don’t know in what way this is different from Vedic worship. The Vedas too talk about Shiva, Mother Earth and gods in the form of animals, trees and human beings. Taittiriya Brahmana uses the word Shiva linga too.

There is a huge attempt to differentiate Hinduism and Shaivism. This must be due to the discovery of Shiva worship in Harappan civilization. Such attempts to differentiate Hinduism and Shaivism can be noticed in the history textbooks as well. For example, our history textbook says: Early in his life, he (Harsha) was a follower of Hinduism. Later he followed Shaivism and Buddhism.

What does it indicate? A non-existent distinction between Hinduism and Shaivism is being fed into the minds of the students, the children of Hindus, the majority of this nation.

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माक्सवादी इतिहासकारों और अन्य बुद्धिजीवियों की जुगलबंदी ने जान बूझ कर अटकाया है राम मंदिर की राह में रोड़ा!

मकसवद इतहसकर और अनय बदधजवय

फिलहाल यह कहना कठिन है कि अयोध्या मसले को आपसी बातचीत से सुलझाने की कोई कोशिश होगी या नहीं, लेकिन यह स्पष्ट है कि जब भी ऐसी कोई बातचीत होगी तो कुछ ऐतिहासिक दस्तावेजों और पुरातात्विक महत्व के साक्ष्यों की अनदेखी नहीं की जा सकेगी। पुरातात्विक महत्व के कुछ साक्ष्यों की चर्चा भारतीय पुरातत्व सर्वेक्षण के पूर्व क्षेत्रीय निदेशक केके मुहम्मद ने मलयालम में लिखी अपनी आत्मकथा-‘न्यांन एन्ना भारतियन’ यानी ‘मैं एक भारतीय’ में की है। जनवरी, 2016 में आई इस किताब को लिखने वाले मुहम्मद का गहरा नाता 1976-77 में अयोध्या में हुए उत्खनन और अध्ययन से रहा है। वह प्रोफेसर बीबी लाल की अगुआई वाले उस पुरातत्व दल के सदस्य थे जिसने दो महीने वहां उत्खनन किया था। इस दल को वहां पहले अस्तित्व में रहे मंदिर के अवशेष दिखे और उनसे यह स्पष्ट हुआ कि बाबरी मस्जिद का निर्माण मंदिर की अवशेष सामग्री से ही हुआ था।

केके मुहम्मद ने लिखा है, ‘हमने देखा कि बाबरी मस्जिद की दीवारों पर मंदिर के स्तंभ थे। ये स्तंभ काले पत्थरों से बने थे। स्तंभों के निचले भाग पर पूर्णकलशम जैसी आकृतियां मिलीं, जो 11वीं और 12वीं सदी के मंदिरों में नजर आती थीं। वहां ऐसे एकाध नहीं, बल्कि 1992 में मस्जिद विध्वंस के पहले तक 14 स्तंभ मौजूद थे। चूंकि उस जगह पुलिस की सख्त पहरेदारी थी, लिहाजा हर किसी को जाने की आजादी नहीं थी, लेकिन शोध समूह का हिस्सा होने के नाते हमें कोई मनाही नहीं थी। यही वजह है कि हमारे लिए उन स्तंभों का सूक्ष्म अवलोकन करना संभव हुआ।’ केके मुहम्मद के अनुसार, “मस्जिद के पीछे और किनारे वाले हिस्सों में एक चबूतरा भी मिला जो काले बसाल्ट पत्थरों का बना था। इन साक्ष्यों के आधार पर दिसंबर, 1990 में उन्होंने स्पष्ट रूप से कहा कि वहां असल में एक मंदिर ही था। तब तक यह ज्वलंत मुद्दा बन गया था, फिर भी तमाम उदारवादी मुसलमानों ने बाबरी मस्जिद को हिंदुओं को सौंपने पर रजामंदी जताई, लेकिन उनमें सार्वजनिक रूप से ऐसा कहने की हिम्मत नहीं थी। मुहम्मद कहते हैं कि अगर तब बात आगे बढ़ती तो अयोध्या विवाद का पटाक्षेप हो सकता था। मुश्किल यह हुई कि इस विवाद में वामपंथी इतिहासकार कूद पड़े और उन्होंने उन मुसलमानों के पक्ष में दलीलें पेश कीं जो विवादित स्थल को हिंदुओं को सौंपने के हक में नहीं थे।”

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Why Indian ‘intellectuals’ seem to hate Indic native culture and Hinduism

Why Indian intellectuals seem to

You may have often thought that why do so many ‘intellectuals‘ take pride in being anti-India and talk about Hindus with such contempt? Since when did taking pride in one’s rich cultural heritage became a vice? How did the discourse become so corrupt? And who is responsible for creating this narrative?

I hate to break it to you but our understanding of India and our own past is primarily based on the commentary of western scholars who never visited India, never met any Indian, never spoke to any Indian and never dealt with Indian literature. Unfortunately these thinkers, philosophers, economists, sociologists and bureaucrats have written about India and their writings have greatly influenced the Indian intelligentsia.

One such famous philosopher and economist, who is considered a revolutionary by many (Read: All) ‘comrades’ was Karl Marx. His writings have influenced the thinking of many historians, politicians and intellectuals of the country, despite the fact that he had absolutely no knowledge and understanding of the Indian society. He wrote an article on the25th of June 1853and another one on the22nd of July 1853for the New York Herald Tribune that trace out his understanding of India.

He describes India as a very peculiar country. He compares it to Italy and says, “Just as Italy has, from time to time, been compressed by the conqueror’s sword into different national masses, so do we find Hindostan, when not under the pressure of the Mohammedan, or the Mogul,or the Briton, dissolved into as many independent and conflicting States as it numbered towns, or even villages.” He even says,”I share not the opinion of those who believe in a golden age of Hindostan.”

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Warrant Against Madhu Kishwar: Is Freedom of Expression only for Secessionists?

Warrant Against Madhu Kishwar

Editor’s Note: A Srinagar court has issued a non-bailable warrant against noted academic, writer and social activist Madhu Kishwar.  The warrant was issued on April 03, Monday in connection with a criminal defamation case filed by Shujaat Bukhari, the Editor in Chief of Srinagar based newspaper, Rising Kashmir. Bukhari had filed the defamation case after Kishwar had tweeted about how he follows the Pakistani script in his publication, despite receiving funding from Indian government agencies.

In response to the non-bailable warrant, Madhu Kishwar has published an article on her blog regarding the facts of the case and how it unfolded and IndiaFacts is reproducing the same here.

Background: In response to reports of politically engineered violent anti India protests in Kashmir I expressed my distress at the high decibel, pro-secessionist, anti-India propaganda launched by leading journalists and newspapers in Kashmir who seemed to be providing very provocative and lop sided coverage which romanticized those attacking the army and indulging in terrorist strikes and stone pelting

I made special mention of Shujaat Bukhari owner-cum editor Rising Kashmir not because his paper is theonlyexample of pro Pak journalism but because he is a favorite of leftists and he pretends to be defender of human rights- though only of terrorists!Prior to setting up his own paper, Rising Kashmir, Bukhari used to be Bureau-Chief of The Hindu for Kashmir.

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The Unintellectual Moron

Intellectual is not a “self-bestowed” title. Real intellectuals don’t even describe themselves as such. It is usually others who recognise their body of work and contribution to society and call them intellectuals. In India, for long, you couldn’t be called an intellectual unless you were a Commie and part of the Nehruvian Tabela of Delhi. You can even lobby to be called an intellectual, just as many lobby for Padma awards. Of course, grovelling will be involved. Then, you will have to become the member of India International Centre (IIC) or frequent it often enough to become part of the gossip circuit. I can tell you this though, I was once invited to IIC for lunch by some folks. I swear, the whole place reeks of intellectuals. As an added bonus, I guarantee you will find the sweetest smelling people on earth at IIC. Even those in kurta-pyjama and beards will smell sweet.

I don’t know the brands but maybe from Revlon to Kaajal you will find all kinds of lipstick, face-powder, mascara and what not. By the way, getting a membership to IIC is not easy. It is tougher than getting into IIMA or Harvard. It is harder than conquering the 36 chambers of Shaolin. I’m not kidding, just read this in BS India, even the Lutyens elite have to stand in Q. So you can imagine the delight of Ramachandra Guha when he finally got a membership at IIC. He must have been thrilled like a little kid and earned a right to be called an intellectual.

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