Well known local Karnataka journalist, Santhosh Thammaiah, was arrested by Karnataka police. And slapped him with charges of hurting religious feelings. Journalist Santhosh has been writing against the current government and ruling secular political parties in the state about so many lawless and illegal things happening in the state:
* Muslim migration from Kerala to hill regions to change the demography, encouraged by certain political parties.
* Protesting Tipu Sultan celebrations. Why, because Tipu influenced by islamic ideology killed many hindus in the state and destroyed so many temples.
* Allowed illegal workers from Bangladesh to populate certain forest areas.
* Allowing Rohingya muslims, who are all illegals to settle in parts of the state.
* And much more.
Isn’t it the job of journalists (and sadly there are only a few brave ones) to highly problems and issues caused or overlooked by the government and police? Why are such people being arrested at midnight and treated like criminals?
- 16 Nov 2018
It is really hard to miss the Supreme Court opposite treatment of two prestigious and famous matters.
The Ayodhya – Ram Janmabhoomi case needs a settlement – however the Supreme Court’s hearings and final judgment keeps getting delayed for decades.
On the other hand, on the Sabarimala issue, the court has ruled against the 1,000s year old traditions – probably a hurried judgment. And when the judgement was appealed on henalf of lakhs and crores of devotees and even when they sought an emergency hearing, the Supreme Court has refused to hear these?
Source: Business Standard
- 15 Nov 2018
Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey was on his first visit to India. While he was lucky to get his first meeting with PM Modi, most people feel he was rude and highly disrespectful of India and Prime Minister. The meeting had so many negatives:
* He was so so casually dressed – black hoodie or sweatshirt, casual or black leather pants, casual shoes.
* He was cross-legged, a huge sign of disrespect.
* He took with him a Mahima Kaul, an employee who has been a strong Modi – hater.
It was not clear if one was going to the vegetable market, or to see a picture to meet one of the most important people in the world. Would he have done the same in meetings (if he got one) with the US President or heads of many other countries?
Was this a mistake or done on purpose by one who is nearly half the age of the Prime Minister? What was hoped to be achieved or what was achieved? Was it to show that the head of one minor social media company superior to Prime Minister of India?
- 14 Nov 2018
With the controversial limits on lighting firecrackers, not sure if Diwali – Deepavali would be a happy one. After all firecrackers are one of the biggest things to look forward to… Still we wish all a VERY HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS DIWALI – DEEPAVALI.
But if the Supreme Court really wants to help reduce pollution, then the biggest contributor to pollution world over is the PRODUCTION OF BEEF – “animal livestock farming produces 18% of the world’s greenhouse gases, which as a comparison is more than the pollution from ALL CARS and PLANES TOGETHER. And even among all meat, “BEEF is the absolute worst. Beef production uses 28 times more land and 11 times more water than the production of pork or chicken.” ACs are also big producer of greenhouse gas pollution.
SO LET US BAN BEEF, ACs & MANY OTHER THINGS BEFORE WE BAN DIWALI FIRECRACKERS…
HAPPY DIWALI – DEEPAVALI !
- 6 Nov 2018
India has issued Aadhaar cards to nearly 120 crore residents (remember it is not a citizenship test), and it is fast becoming a safe, secure, trusted source of ones identity.
Ad in addition, Aadhaar has allowed us to root out corruption and save precious taxpayers money in many ways. These include:
* Cancellation of more than 3.5 crore-plus fake LPG connections
* Exposing of 3 crore fake ration cards
* Exposing of 1 crore plus fake MGNREGA accounts
* Exposing of 4.4 lakh-plus ghost mid-day meal scheme accounts
* Finding 1.3 lakh ghost teachers and even 13 lakh ghost farmer accounts.
All in all, more than Rs. 70,000 crores has already been saved and multiples of this amount are likely to be saved in the coming years !!!
- 5 Nov 2018
Not only does the Kerala government want to deliberately hurt the majority community (Hindus) sentiment by violating 2,000 year old traditions of the Ayyappa Swami temple, BUT IT IS CALLING ALL PROTESTORS TERRORISTS … REALLY.
Nearly 5 Crore of ordinary and everyday Keralites – of all ages, from all castes and walks of live have taken time out of their busy days to spontaneously protest both the Supreme Court controversial ruling to allow women of all ages into the temple, and the Kerala government’s rush to implement this.
BUT …. THE KERALA GOVERNMENT SAYS YOU ARE A TERRORIST…LIKE ISIS, KILLERS AND THE LIKE ==> BECAUSE YOU WANT TO PROTECT 2,000 YEAR OLD TRADITIONS. CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT ?
- 2 Nov 2018
Four more personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were killed in broad daylight in Naxalite infested Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh. Six soldiers were traveling in a mine protected vehicle when the naxalites triggered a powerful land mine blast – 4 soldiers died and 2 were badly injured.
BEFORE WE FORGET, THESE WERE 6 MORE KILLINGS OR SEVERE INJURIES. TILL NOW, SEVERAL HUNDREDS OF SOLDIERS HAVE DIED OR BEEN BADLY WOUNDED IN THIS LONG FIGHT WITH THE NAXALITES.
We are slowly clearing districts after districts of naxalites and the total number of soldier losses are going down. BUT THERE ARE STILL LOSSES …LET US NEVER FORGET THAT … AND ALSO THE SACRIFICES OF THESE SOLDIERS AND THEIR FAMILIES.
Source: The pioneer
- 1 Nov 2018
Supreme Court’s controversial ruling allowing entry of women of All Ages into Lord Ayyappa temple has met with immense sadness, anger and protests by lakhs and crores of devotees (specially led by women of all ages) in Kerala and all over India. This logic of this ruling is being questioned and appealed.
One activist – Rehana Fathima, per news reports had told friends that she was carrying blood soaked used sanitary napkins in her “Irumudi” or the basket one carries on one’s head. And she was planning to throw this at Lord Ayyappa itself at his sanctum sanctorum?
REALLY… WOULD YOU TAKE BLOOD SOAKED USED SANITARY NAPKINS TO A FRIEND’S HOUSE, LET ALONE A TEMPLE, AND THAT TOO SABARIMALA WHERE THE DEITY IS AN ETERNAL BRAHMACHARI?
- 30 Oct 2018
After the highly controversial and some might say hasty Supreme Court verdict, Kerala IGP S Sreejith stated possibly under pressure from their bosses, the Kerala Communist Government, that “the police will do their duty at any cost and will do everything possible to implement the Supreme Court verdict.” The IG Police and the police force has come under heavy criticism. This officer and his crew were seen escorting women of other faiths into the temple complex (but luckily no one to gain entry) and was even seen giving his police uniform and helmet, which is against service rules.
Now it is being reported that IG Police S. Sreejith who is also a Ayyappa devotee, WHICH MEANS HE ABIDES BY LORD AYYAPPA’S WISHES ON ENTRY RESTRICTIONS, entered the temple as civilian (and not as a police officer) was seen weeping while offering prayers at the sanctum sanatorium of the temple.
It is no doubt a difficult choice, but common sense would tell you that a 1,000 year tradition should get more respect than a hasty Supreme Court decision which may eventually get overturned and if not, a law may be passed to allow devotees in a way that respects the Lord!
- 23 Oct 2018
The Supreme Court by passing the judgement on 24th September 2018 overturned the nearly 1,000 years of Lord Ayyappa Swami temple’s traditions which restricted the entry of women devotees of “menstrual age groups”.
The judgement has shattered the hopes and dreams of millions of devotees worldover. Some say even though the judgment refers to the Indian constitution – it is lacking in basic common sense. There are millions of “Hindu” temples in India and only a handful have restrictions on devotees – some ban males, some females and some for other reasons due to reasons are laid out in the religious scriptures.
Despite this, in Supreme Court ruling in a majority judgement overruled the ban on ONE TEMPLE on account of equality, gender discrimination and equating it to the banning of untouchability. This judgement has come even though the vast majority of affected women are more than happy to wait out their turn.
All of us should keep certain critical things in mind: * THE TEMPLE IS NOT A PUBLIC PLACE like a bus stand: A temple is the abode of the devata who has been invoked through the rituals during the temple’s initiation. At Sabarimala, Lord Ayyappa’s abode, it is his writ that runs whether it pleases one or not. And if you not a believer – you have no business being concerned about the Lord and his wishes. * NO ONE HAS ANY RIGHTS IN A TEMPLE – such ideas do not exist and you serve at the pleasure of the deity of what he wants and how wants it. * HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT THE LORD OR DEVATA WANTS? Each temple is guided by the “Agamas” or book of rituals which defines the functioning of each temple and who and how to pray to the deity. While great damage has been done by the SC judgment and the haste by which the Kerala government wants to implement it or shall we say break traditions, let us hope for good sense by all to go back to following the age old traditions and rituals which gives us great diversity.
- 22 Oct 2018