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Somnath temple seems to have become the main nucleus of Hindu politics of Gujarat where top leader of every political party s visiting to seek the blessings of Lord Somnath. Today the BJP chief Amit Shah revisited this historic temple under full media glare from where he had started his election campaign while the Congress Vice president Rahul Gandhi visited here on 29th November proving his full hindu credentials as the Janeu Dhari Brahmin. Prior to Rahul’s visit the prime minister Narendra Modi also visited here and sought the lord’s blessings.

The way Gujarat elections are being polarised on communal lines it seems the minority votes are of no or little relevance for Congress and BJP with the former already feeling assured of getting them while the latter not in need of them thinking they don’t even deserve them. It’s for the first time in any election tha the Nehru Gandhi Scion and the Congress leader Rahul Gandhi centred his election strategy on his regular visits to temple whenever and wherever he went to Gujarat giving an impression of his being a full hindu protagonist in belief.

He had even said in one of his public meetings that his forefathers and he were and are devout hindus and ardent SHIV BHAKTS but had never exploited it for political gains obviously pointing fingers to the BJP and its leaders who’d always been exploiting religion and spiritualism for narrow political gains. As the elections are nearing the politics of being a devout hindu apart from manipulating votes of OBCs, dalits and patidars from both the sides i.e. Congress and BJP has enhanced to the fullest with leaders of both these parties trying to prove themselves as the biggest hindu proponents and what surprises us the most is that Rahul Gandhu too is busy pronouncing him a JANEU DHAARI BRAHMIN representing a party that symbolises on pure secular values.

Meanwhile, the hardcore muslim leader from Hyderabad, a vociferous MP and a credible voice of the minorities in India OWAISI has in one of the public meetings attended by large number of minorities ridiculed and assailed the competition between Congress and BJP of trying to prove themselves on comparative grounds greater Hindu leaders to (than) each other by daily visiting temples and showing themselves as Janeu dhari brahmins. He ridiculed prime minister Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi both, vociferously saying that while the former is calling himself a greatest hindu and an OBC, the latter is showing his Janeu to prove his hindu brahmin credentials just to seek votes.

He said now in Gujarat Hindu competition has started and muslim is not being remembered, taking a full advantage of the situation. He added while we don’t have any problem when these hindu leaders and devotees go to temples but when a muslim goes for namaz in Mosque or dargah they say, see they are going for namaz. Though Owaisi is a Hydrabad based leader and an eloquent MP always being active on the issues of minorities and has nothing to do with the Gujarat election but he lost no opportunity to assail and ridicule Rahul Gandhi and PM Modi in his speech at Hyderabad on the issue of the BJP and the Congress leaders visiting the temples for seeking blessings of Gods.

Owaisi seems to allegedly turn this election on communal lines by asserting such words against the leaders of Congress and BJP visiting historic Somnath temple and offering prayers. The point is afterall what reason should a leader of any sect or party or ideology should have to speak against any leader visiting temples or Mosque to offer prayers of their respective religious faiths. Such speeches against any leader or sect by the leader of any community may amount to creating fissures and disturbances in the communal fabric of the country and should be avoided at all costs.







Whatever is happening and happened in Banaras Hindu University makes us hang our heads in shame. Can’ t believe that in a vibrant democracy a vice chancellor can be so autocratic, authoritarian, anti student,dictatorial,inhuman and harsh that in an University founded by late Madan Mohan Malviya the students community, particularly the girls are ordered to be physically thrashed and tortured thus throwing all the university and constitutional norms and decency to winds. Shame. Jere is a whatsapp message send on Press club of India’s whatsapp account for your kind perusal.
ताज़ा हाल
पत्रकार Siddhant Mohan BHU से :
“आज रविवार के दिन बीएचयू में कर्फ्यू की स्थिति बनी हुई है. मैं तीन-चार लाठियां खाने के बाद थोड़ी दूरी पर बैठा हुआ हूं. सुना है कि अमर उजाला का कोई फोटोग्राफर भी लाठियां खाकर बैठा है. यह मीडिया पर भी हमला है, लेकिन मैं उन लड़कियों के लिए चिंतित हूं जो कल रात से लगातार फोन कर रही हैं.
लड़कियों के हॉस्टल के गेट बाहर से बंद कर दिए गए हैं. कल रात की पिटाई में पुलिस ने छात्राओं के साथ-साथ किसी-किसी वार्डेन को भी पीट दिया. अब लड़कियों को कहा जा रहा है कि जिसको भी दुर्गापूजा की छुट्टी के लिए घर जाना है, आज ही निकल जाओ.
ऐसे में कुछ लड़कियों-लड़कों ने हिम्मत की है निकलने की तो कैम्पस में मौजूद सीआरपीएफ और पीएसी के जवान पीटने लग रहे हैं. स्थिति गंभीर है. बीएचयू का आधिकारिक बयान कह रहा है कि “राष्ट्रविरोधी ताकतें राजनीति कर रही हैं”. शायद बलात्कार और यौन शोषण का विरोध करना राष्ट्रविरोध राजनीति है, ऐसा मुझे हाल के दिनों में पता चला है.
बहुत सारे लोग बाहर से जुट रहे हैं. बहुत सारे लोग अंदर जुटना चाह रहे हैं तो कुलपति त्रिपाठी उन्हें पिटवा दे रहा है. कल रात का मुझसे किया गया वादा कि “भईया, हम लोग सुबह फिर से गेट पर बैठेंगे”, धीरे-धीरे टूट रहा है. अब एक नया संकल्प है कि छुट्टी के बाद फिर से आंदोलन करेंगे. हो सकता है कि ऐसा कुछ हो. लेकिन ऐसा नहीं भी हो सकता है. तीन अक्टूबर तक बहुत कुछ बदल जाएगा.
अपनी बेटियों, पत्नियों, प्रेमिकाओं से कहिए ज़रूर कि लड़कियां लड़ रही हैं. मैं भी कह ही रहा हूं. मैंने लिखने वाली नौकरी पकड़ी है, लेकिन इतना तो भीतर बचा है कि कभी भी इन लड़कियों के लिए खड़ा हुआ जाए. इस वादे पर नहीं टिका तो घंटा जिएंगे?
इस कैम्पस के अंदर की प्रगतिशील आत्माएं मर गयी हैं. कोई अध्यापक गेट तक नहीं आया. एक साथ बीस अध्यापक भी गेट पर आ गए होते तो ये लड़कियां उन्हें जीवन भर के लिए अपना शिक्षक मानतीं. इन अध्यापकों का विश्वविद्यालय प्रशासन और राष्ट्रीय स्वयंसेवक संघ भी कुछ न कर पाता.
ये एक बार और क्यों न लिखा जाए कि यहां कोई राजनीतिक दल या विचारधारा शामिल नहीं है. कई लोग जुट रहे हैं आज. कई लोगों को जुटना भी चाहिए. क्या होगा नहीं पता? लेकिन बदलाव लाने का एक तो उजाला अब दिखने लगा है.”

To think about the violence of Partition, is to question the very legitimacy of Pakistan.

According to Gandhi, European ideas can produce violence in attempts to recover past glories. In Pakistan, Partition has only become a publicly debated issue quite recently. To think about the violence of Partition for them, is to question the very legitimacy of the state.

Gandhi was right when he said that no peace between the two is possible until all those who had been driven away are given rights to return and compensation for their losses of life and property.

Gandhi and Jinnah had relied upon communal allegiances, to hold the country together. It was not trust in each other that allowed Indian and Pakistani leaders to agree to Partition, but the famous ‘hostage’ theory, according to which a Hindu or Muslim minority in one country guaranteed the good treatment of its fellows in the other.

It has always been the lack of concern of the citizens of each country for the other, that has kept India and Pakistan united. The imperial character of these diverse societies has kept them united, the mutual relations of citizens of each country defined neither by love nor hatred but indifference.