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कहीं यह भारत के तालिबानीकरण की शुरुआत तो नहीं ?

कह यह भरत क तलबनकरण

रविवार को  एक शर्मनाक घटना कल दिल्ली के आई.जी.एन.सी.ऐ. में आयोजित ‘जश्न ऐ रेख़ता’ नामक कार्यक्रम में हुई | यह कार्यक्रम उर्दू भाषा की खूबियाँ तथा सूफी इस्लाम की संस्कृति तथा इस्लाम की खूबियों को दुनिया के सामने लाने के विषय में था | यहाँ भारत में आये मेहमान ६७ वर्षीय तारेक फ़तेह जब इस जगह को घुमने तथा पुस्तके आदि देखने आये, उस समय कुछ नौजवानों ने उनके साथ फोटो खिचाना और उनके हस्ताक्षर लेना शुरू किया | तभी कुछ १०० के करीब मुस्लिम कट्टरपंथी लोगो ने आकर पहले नारे लगाने शुरू कर दिए फिर तारेक फतह पर हमला कर दिया | पुलिस के साथ होने के बाद भी कोई लातो से कोई हाथो से हमला करता रहा | इसके बाद भी जब तारेक फतह ने कहा कि सब लोग बुरे नहीं हैं , मुझे यहाँ रुकना है तो ऑर्गनाइजर्स और पुलिस दोनों ने तारेक फतह को ही वहां से चले जाने को कहा एवं उन हिंसात्मक लोगों पर कार्यवाही नहीं की , यह सब तारेक फ़तेह ने बाद में टाइम्स नाउ के इंटरव्यू में बताया तथा दुःख प्रकट किया |

हाल ही में पाकिस्तान में सूफी दरगाह लाल शाहबाज़ कलंदर पर हुए हमले में ७५ से ज्यादा लोगों को जेहादियों द्वारा मौत के घाट उतार दिया गया था जिनमे संगीतकार, औरते, बच्चे तथा बुजुर्ग भी शामिल थे | इनका कसूर सिर्फ इतना था कि यह सब सूफी दरगाह पर जाते थे  तथा संगीत से नफरत नहीं करते थे जो सदियों से सिंध की संस्कृति में रहा है पाकिस्तान में पिछले कुछ सालों से अहमदिया, बलूची, सिन्धी, शिया, आदि कई मुसलमानों की हत्या का दौर चला आ रहा है तथा इसके पीछे की जड़ है तालिबानी कट्टर सोच के लोगों का इस्लाम पर बढ़ता प्रभुत्व | खैर यह तो बात हुई पकिस्तान की , कई लोग इससे यह कहकर पल्ला झाड सकते हैं कि पकिस्तान से हमें क्या लेना देना , मगर पकिस्तान जैसा मुल्क जब आपका सबसे निकटतम पडोसी हो तो लेना देना अपने आप हो जाता है | खासकर कि तब जब भारत में दुनिया की सबसे बड़ी मुस्लिम आबादी रहती हो |

कुछ सालों पहले सलमान रश्दी पर “सटानिक वर्सेस” पुस्तक लिखने के कारण , कट्टरपंथी लोगो ने फतवा जारी किया था | इसी तरह बंगलादेशी लेखिका तसलीमा नसरीन पर भी “लज्जा” नामक पुस्तक लिखने के लिए कई फतवे जारी हुए तथा हैदराबाद में उन्हें पीटा भी गया | ऐसे ही जब एक मुसलमान लड़की ने पर्यावरण और जानवरों के लिए काम करने वाली एक एन.जी.ओ. के साथ पर्यावरण को बचाने के लिए भोपाल में ईद पर बकरा ना काटने की अपील की तो उसे दौड़ा दौड़ा कर मज्जिद के बाहर पीटा गया तथा उसके कपडे फाड़ दिए गए | यही नहीं नरेंद्र मोदी और सानिया मिर्जा जैसे लोगो पर भी कुछ मौलवी फतवे देते नज़र आ जाते हैं |  

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Secularism is a National Security Threat to India

Secularism is a National Security

Every year in the rainy season, frogs come out and try to say something noisily. Similarly, during elections, some seasonal frogs emerge into India’s mainstream and proclaim loudly: “Muslim vote is secular; Hindu vote is communal;” “Long live India; Long live the Constitution.” Nowadays, the Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, All India Muslim Personal Law Board and the Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind are the leading advocates of the Constitution, not the politicians and police officers of India. Over the past year, All India Muslim Personal Law Board has been organising a series of conferences under the theme: “Save the Constitution, Save the Religion.” For them, if Islam is in danger, the constitution must be in danger too. The constitution and Islam are not separate for them.

The Urdu newspaperRoznama Inquilab, in its edition of February 10, carried a frontpage headline, which declared that the first phase of the assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh are “Musalmanon ka Imtehan”— a test for Muslims. Let’s imagine the following: what if the Hindi newspapers declared the UP elections as “Hinduon ka Imtehan?” The government will most likely ban such Hindi newspapers. Most probably, you will declare these Hindi newspapers as communal. But when Urdu newspapers do this, you think of it as secular. Your mind is caught by the sinews of a vichardhara, an ideology. This vichardhara is known in India as secularism.

Secularism has emerged as a national security threat to India. Every politician, every police officer, every journalist and every dharm guru knows that secularism is damaging the soul of India. Everyone pretends that everything is right. Cops find secularism as a textbook tool to run the beyawastha, the law and order founded on secularism. Kamlesh Tiwari said something about the prophet of Islam, he was arrested by police officers rightly. But the same police officers don’t have guts to even touch the Islamic clerics of Bijnor, who in 2015 announced a reward of 51 lakh rupees to behead Tiwari either in jail or outside. Secularism has emerged as India’s national sports; everyone participates, everyone pretends, everyone claps, everyone shuts their eyes to reality.

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8 reasons why Article 30 is completely Anti-Hindu

At a time when the whole country is shouting out loud “intolerance”, do you think the prejudice is only against the minority classes?

If you think so, kindly avert your attention towards Article 30 of the Indian Constitution which is predominantly anti-Hindu (or, anti “majority”, can we say?).

If you are unfamiliar with this Article, here’s a brief about it—

1. To start with, how do you like the temples and other Hindu religious and educational institutions being under direct Government control while there aren’t any religious institutions of other religions that are directly controlled of the Government?

Isn’t this discrimination, to begin with? It is a discrimination that spells deprivation, despair and sheer injustice. There are two provisions in the Indian Constitution that have spelled this injustice: they are Articles 26 and 30. These two articles have been used to appropriate Hindu religious structures, denying the Hindus the freedom to run their own educational institutions – a privilege enjoyed by all the non-Hindu communities.

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Study Of Hindu Culture: The Misplaced Theories Of Western Indologists

Study Of Hindu Culture

Judging from the interview, the proposed book by Dr Parpola seems to be providing the proverbial old wine in new bottle.

His scholarship is subsumed by his attachment to the Aryan migration/invasion framework and his selective politicking with India’s own establishment historians of the old school.

The recent interview of Finnish Indologist and Sindhologist Dr Asko Parpola was interesting for two reasons. First, this is the interview of a person, who has devoted decades in studying Hindu culture. Second, the interview shows what was wrong with Western Indologists, who spent a lifetime studying Hinduism.

Dr Parpola states at the beginning of the interview that the earliest literature of South Asia is generally dated between C 1300 and 1000 BCE. He accepts it. This chronology forms the edifice on which he builds his arguments.

So, he speculates in the interview:

Could they come from the advanced civilisation of the Indus Valley that flourished between about 2600 and 1900 BCE, long before the Vedic texts came into being?

And again:

The tradition of the earlier wave, coming to South Asia already around 1900-1700 BCE, infiltrated into the Rigveda in its late books I and VIII-X, but is best represented in the Atharvaveda. By the time the Yajurvedic Samhitās and the Brāhmaṇa texts came into being, the two traditions had already fused together. The Upaniṣads and the “heterodox” religions of Jainism and Buddhism bring to the surface religious ideas that may be new or that may have survived from older times further east, outside the Vedic realm.

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वैलेंटाइन वीक – बाजारवाद की एक और उपज |

वलटइन वक  बजरवद

14 फरवरी

इस दिन के आने के एक हफ्ते पहले से लोग पागल होने लगते हैं रोज डे , किस डे, चोकलेट डे, हग डे  वैलेंटाइन डे आदि मनाने के लिए, और कुछ लोग इन्हें पीटने के लिए तैयारी करने लगते हैं कि  यह भारतीय संस्कृति के खिलाफ है ? पर क्या ये दोनों ही जानते हैं कि  असल में ये वैलेंटाइन डे क्या है? और कहाँ से शुरू हुआ?  क्या आप भी वैलेंटाइन डे मनाने वालों में से एक हैं ? या फिर आप भी लाठियों से इस दिन लोगो को पीटने वालों में से हैं ?  आप जिस भी तरफ हों इस लेख को जरुर पढ़िए  शायद आपके विचार इसे पढने के बाद बदल जाएँ , इसे इसलिए भी पढ़िए ताकि आगे से आपसे कोई वैलेंटाइन डे की असलियत पूछे तो आप बता सकें |

इतिहास

रोमन साम्राज्य में एक राजा हुआ करता था क्लौडीयस और उसके समय में उनके चर्च का यह मानना था कि  जो सैनिक शादी नहीं करते वो ज्यादा ताकतवर होते हैं तो उनकी प्रजा में राज घराने के अलावा किसी को भी शादी करने का हक नहीं था | कोई भी प्रेमी जोड़ा यदि बन जाये तथा शादी करने का सोचे और पता चल जाये तो उसे मौत के घाट उतार दिया जाता था | तब एक चर्च के पादरी ने इस बात का विरोध किया तथा उसने कुछ जोड़ो की छुपकर शादी करवा दी | जब यह बात सबको पता चली तब उसे गिरफ्तार करके यातनाएं देकर मार डाला गया | उसका नाम संत वैलेंटाइन था | इन्ही संत ने जब यह जेल में थे तो जेलर की बेटी को एक पत्र लिखा था जिसमे अंत में इन्होने “Your Valentine” लिखा था | इसी बात की नक़ल करके बाद में लोगों ने यह लिखना शुरू कर दिया , यहाँ तक कि  नक़ल में भी इतनी अक्ल नहीं लगायी कि  कम से कम वैलेंटाइन के नाम की जगह खुद का नाम तो लिख लेते , जो भी हो इस तरह से यह शुरू हुआ | इसके बाद कई सालो तक प्रेमी जोड़ो की शादियों का विरोध चलता रहा फिर जब सब कुछ ठीक हुआ तो युरोप में शादी करने वाले जोड़े वैलेंटाइन की याद में यह दिवस मनाने लगे | 

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Not Just His Gita, It’s Pattanaik’s Own Fantasy World

Not Just His Gita

The work falls short when it comes to both nuanced details as well as the big picture.

The Bhagavad-Gita (or simply Gita) is one of the most popular Hindu texts. Along with the Upanishads and the Brahma Sutra, it constitutes the‘prasthana-trayi’, which means ‘the set of three foundations’. These three texts are considered the foundational texts of Hindu philosophy, especiallyVedanta.

As the Gita is primarily a philosophical text, I was surprised when I came across‘My Gita’by Devdutt Pattanaik, a self-proclaimed mythologist. The book—categorised as ‘non-fiction/philosophy’ on its back cover by Rupa Publications— is replete with errors. Its interpretations display a lack of basic knowledge of Sanskrit. The philosophical elements are a hodgepodge (or ‘masala-mix’) of terms, ideas, and concepts drawn from various kinds of sources, including probably the author’s own imagination, and presented as if they are based on Hindu texts. The work falls short when it comes to both nuanced details as well as the big picture. Consequently, one of the core texts of Hindu philosophy has been trivialised to a deficient caricature. In this article, I present a critique of the book from factual, conceptual, linguistic, and scholastic integrity perspectives.

False Claims And Factual Errors

Non-fiction authors are expected to have researched the book’s subject matter thoroughly and double-checked all claims made in the book. They are entitled to their views and opinions, but false claims and factual errors in a non-fiction book show a lack of serious effort from the author(s) and low reviewing and proofreading standards of the publisher. The numerous false claims and factual errors inMy Gitaare unexpected from a bestselling author and a prominent publisher. Many of these are from Pattanaik’s own domain of expertise: the Mahabharata andPuranas. Quite a few are used to draw further interpretations or conclusions, and so they are not harmless slips: they impact the overall narrative of the book.

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India’s Own Baghdadi: How This Maulana Has Carved Out A Mini Islamic State In Mamata’s Bengal

Indias Own Baghdadi

This Salafi maulana eats with three fingers, has banned photography, music and TV, and all interaction with kafirs, in a small town in Malda, West Bengal. He is symptomatic of the larger and spreading malaise.

Maulana Nasser Sheikh, 44, looks like an oddity. And speaks and behaves like one too. Standing pretty short at about 5 feet 2 inches, this man is, however, a towering figure at Kebala, a small town near Harishchandrapur, nearly 400 kilometres north of Kolkata, in West Bengal’s Malda district bordering Bangladesh. Nasser is the imam of the local mosque and also runs a madrassa that is not registered with the state government. He speaks a strange mixture of Bengali and Bihari (Kebala is a short distance away from the Bihar-Bengal border), but is fluent in Arabic.

Nasser, attired in what liberal Muslims derisively say is “chhote bhai ka pyjama aur bade bhai ka kurta” (younger brother’s kurta since it ends well above the ankles and elder brother’s pyjama since it stretches much below the knees), has hennaed hair, an untrimmed beard, shaven moustache, kohl-lined eyes that dart around like a snake’s, a rosary in his hands, and reeks of cheap attar (perfume). Reverentially called “Maulana Sahab”, he adjudicates over matters of religion, marriage, divorce and other personal issues.

Nasser describes himself as a “pure” Muslim, which is why he will not be photographed. The only photograph he has in his three-roomed house inside the madrassa, where 72 young boys ranging from the age of eight to 18 learn the Quran and other scriptures by heart, is that of the Kaaba Stone (or the al-Hajar al-Aswad) at Mecca. He doesn’t even have photographs of his two daughters and four sons from three wives (he had four, but one died two years ago and he’s planning on getting another one soon) on his Samsung mobile.

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