The GOVERNMENT CONTROLLED TEMPLE BOARD is in a panic and finally admits that DEVOTEES ARE DOWN 60% AND TEMPLE DONATIONS ARE DOWN 70% during the current pilgrimage season. They are worried as salaries may not be paid. And now believe it or not they are running Ads in neighboring states to attract devotees – WHAT A JOKE? And the sad thing what they are not talking about is – the Kerala government and the temple board are using Temple funds for Ads. Did the Devotees agree to this – it is like using YOUR MONEY TO HURT?
The current anti-majority Kerala communist government pushed for entry of certain the Lord’s wishes. The Supreme Court passed a highly controvertible and precedent setting decision overturning 1,000+ of years of religious practice. Central government has been so quiet. So no one is representing the Devotees other than themselves.
Lord Swami Ayyappa… bless the devotees !!!
- 7 Dec 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
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
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
Assam which has a highly porous border with Bangladesh has been subject to extreme illegal migration. Illegals have come from across the border – taken the land of the locals (tribals, adhivasis), taken over businesses, stolen cattle and imposed their own law with a very difficult law and order situation. This consists of lakhs and lakhs of people. Some are legal bengali migrants from West Bengal.
Finally, after decades of suffering and many court battles, Supreme Court’s appointed large team has identified that nearly 41 lakhs (or 12%) out of the 329 lakhs are likely ilegal. The illegals are those who were not Indian citizens as on 24 March 1971. These people identified as illegals have an appeals process. But while may question this large number, WHILE PEOPLE OF ASSAM ARE LIKELY TO BE DELIGHTED, DUE TO THE ILLEGAL ONSLAUGHT OVER 50 YEARS, some are wondering if 41 lakh is too low. Let us remember that the verification was dependent on people working and looking at documents. Sadly, Aadhar card, Voter ID, Bank details all one could easily obtain in the past.
SO WHILE 41 LAKHS IS LARGE, THE REAL ILLEGAL POPULATION MAY BE MUCH LARGER AND WHILE DIFFICULT NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED ALSO. THE NEXT BIG CHALLENGE IS TO PUSH THROUGH THE EXPECTED OPPOSITION OBSTACLES TO DEPORT THESE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE, A REAL BIG CHALLENGE AND HEADACHE.
Source: Business Standard
- 1 Aug 2018
We learn that 200 people (yes 200 people – most are likely to be muslims) vandalised the house, burnt vehicles and stole huge amount of jewellery of a Hindu man because HE ELOPED A MUSLIM WOMAN IN NATURAL LOVE. They eloped in over a month ago, so this mob attack must have been planned.
In Delhi, the family of muslim woman killed a Hindu man in brought daylight and such incidents are happening all too often, with numerous such incidents not even reported. However, LOVE JIHAD – which is planned betrothal of non-muslim women and then converting them to Islam is apparently okay.
Where are the secular politicians on this? Where are they hyperactive Delhi and TV news media which makes a big deal of the most insignificant things? And where is the Supreme Court in this – which is not one to stop in stepping into almost anything… IF WE BELIEVE LOVE IS NATURAL, THEN SUCH TERRIBLE INCIDENTS WHICH ARE HAPPENING OFTEN AND WITH MORE INTENSITY IS REALLY BAD…
- 31 Jul 2018
Government of India had opposed “Instant” types of Triple Talaq leading to the Supreme Court passing judgement banning this practice and making it punishable by law. Parliament is in the midst of amending the law to make it illegal.
The Supreme Court will hear the continuation of that case which also sought banning of both “Nikah Halala” and polygamy. Nikah Halala, which is less widely known of, is when a man marries a woman and later gives her talaq, he cannot re-marry her unless she is married to someone else. Petitioners feel this practice has led to lots of abuse and injustice against the affected women.
The Indian government’s stand per court affidavit is that “large Muslim population where Islam is the state religion have undertaken reforms in this area and have regulated divorce law and polygamy”. Same is the case for Nikah Halala. The government stand is that issues of instant triple talaq, Nikah Halala and polygamy have to be viewed from “principles of gender justice, principle of non-discrimination, dignity and equality”.
WE WHOLEHEARTEDLY AGREE WITH GOVERNMENT OF INDIA’S LEGAL POSITIONS ON THESE MATTERS AT THE SUPREME COURT…
- 2 Jul 2018
Reading news reports and statements in and by the media, public at large, NGO, activists and the world media – it looks like the accused, entire villages, the entire Hindu community of Jammu the J&K Bar Council, the BJP party members are ALL GUILTY AND IT IS A MATTER OF ONLY A FAIR AND QUICK TRIAL TO PROSECUTE THE GUILTY.
The most recent is the Supreme Court’s comment which said, “IF IT FINDS THE SLIGHTEST POSSIBILITY OF LACK OF FAIR TRIAL, IT WILL TRANSFER THE CASE OUT OF KATHUA”. The villagers and the entire area is under the J&K government which is totally against Jammu and this incident is causing them to create more harassment for the community. The community is asking for CBI to handle the investigation – so what is wrong? Why is the state government and even Supreme Court not allowing it. The investigation has to precede the trial and the ACCUSED ARE SAYING IT HAS BEEN AN UNFAIR PROCESS with the local police and government having framed incorrect charges? There are reports of numerous inconsistencies in the charge sheet. COULD THE SUPREME COURT HAVE SAID THE SAME THING ABOUT THE FAIRNESS OF THE INVESTIGATION?
Further, if the trial is not fair it can always be retried. What is the hurry to finish this is a short time like 90 days? What happened to other major calamities like Sikh riots, ethnic cleansing of pandits from Kashmir and on and on?
Let us not forget the Jammu region is already treated badly and this just added to it.
Source: DNA India
- 27 Apr 2018
India amended the Hindu succession act in September 2005 which resulted in daughters getting equal share and rights to inherited & ancestral property. However, this amendment only applied to daughters born after this date – quite odd right?
There was much confusion as multiple state and lower courts interpreted this amendment differently – some made it applicable to all daughters and others to only those born after this amendment.
In a sensible move, regardless of the true intent of this 2005 amendment which is law, the Supreme Court has clarified and EXPANDED THIS LAW SUCH THAT ALL LIVING & DECEASED DAUGHTERS REGARDLESS OF WHEN THEY WERE BORN, ARE ENTITLED TO EQUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS WITH SONS.
Source: Daily Pioneer
- 7 Feb 2018
But… we still have many problems and societal issues: poverty and illiteracy; schools and/or teachers who don’t teach; bad living and working conditions; terrorism; NGOs with foreign money trying to destroy the country; corruption; many places government does not work; unnecessary protests by students and political parties with no concrete or practical suggestions; rapes; other crimes; too many illegals; lack of safety; people selling blood, kidneys or children for money; a large population; some who do anything to beat up the country but don’t contribute; a legal system that is too slow; some may say a Supreme Court that feels totally unaccountable; and many more.
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- 25 Jan 2018
Delhi is off and on covered with a toxic smog, some say pollution level are among the worst in over 30 years, with levels many times higher than what is safe.
So what are the causes:
a) road and building construction (this will get completed),
b) vehicle and factory emission (will only get worse) with population and industrial activity,
c) burning of crop residue by farmers in neighboring states, done yearly to clear the fields before sowing season (this is at specific times in a year).
DIWALI FIRECRACKERS ARE NOT AMONG THE TOP CAUSES. Yes – things are really bad with no easy solutions. Hope the Supreme Court will not jump in with some adhoc or controversial judgment, and instead let government and experts find proper solutions?
- 11 Nov 2017
After Supreme Court ban of selling firecrackers in Diwali, a big shock and a redo from last year, no secular opposition politician – Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal, Mamta Bannerjee, other leaders, chief ministers – BSP, Samajwadi Party, etc. etc. – no one has said anything. Why this loud silence? The media (english media) is also mostly quiet or supportive of banning Diwali fireworks…
Source: Daily Pioneer
- 19 Oct 2017
We all can agree that Rape is “sort” of well known. Now our Supreme Court defines it more clearly. Any sex between a man over the age of 18 and a woman (really a girl) below 18 is Rape. Why? Because “a girl under the age of 18 years is a child and hence, does not have the capacities — physical, emotional or mental — to take an informed decision about engaging in sexual intercourse.”
Till now there was an exception to this if an underage girl is married to a man over the age of 18. This did not make sense as lot of times girls are allegedly forced into marriage due to various pressures.
With this new SC ruling, it makes it 100% clear that ANY SEX BETWEEN A MALE OVER THE AGE OF 18 WHETHER MARRIED TO OR NOT, EVEN IF CONSENSUAL, TO A GIRL BELOW 18 IS RAPE. REALLY SIMPLE AND MAKES GOOD SENSE.
According to one study, India has a few million girls under the age of 18 who are married. Did they all marry by their own choice or due to pressure or other force? More likely it is pressures & force. This judgment may help future victims. Sadly, it could some communities more than others.
- 13 Oct 2017