Friday, March 07, 2008

Marxist-nationalist JVP calls for boycott of Indian goods and Look who is their friends in India

The Marxist-nationalist Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) has threatened to call for a boycott of goods from India. They allege that India is interfering" in the internal affairs of Sri Lanka

If the JVP does call for a boycott of Indian goods, and enforces it, the loss to India will be tremendous. India exports goods worth $1.8 billion to Sri Lanka every year. The island is India's largest trading partner in the South Asian region. India is the fourth largest foreign investor in Sri Lanka, having pumped in $500 million. India had also given Sri Lanka credit to the tune of $281 million in the past four years.

No call by the JVP can be taken lightly in the current political context, because it has 38 members in the Sri Lankan Parliament and the Rajapaksa government is dependent on the JVP MPs for its survival.

It would be worth remembering that twenty years ago, in 1987-88, the JVP had tried to enforce a boycott of Indian goods in protest against the India-Sri Lanka Accord and the 13th amendment.

Now lets take a look at JVP's friends in India. Well no surprises there. Its the usual culprits CPM and CPI.

CPM has been inviting JVP for their party congress for last three decades. However, this year they didnot invite them due to their alliance with DMK in Tamilnadu. The JVP, which stands for a “unitary Sri Lanka”, wants the Tigers wiped out, whether through military combat or ideological means.  While, CPM has identified Tamil Nadu as one of the “priority” states where it can improve its base, and is keen to avoid alienating the large sections of Tamils sympathetic to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

The CPI, however, has invited the Sri Lankan party to its party congress, to be held in Hyderabad from March 23 to 27. JVP parliamentarians Bimal Ratnayake and Ramalingam Chandrasekhar are expected at the conference.

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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Et Tu BBC?

BBC is known for its objective reporting but I guess they threw all the cautions to wind while reporting on Sister Alphonsa’s sainthood.

Frances Kennedy of BBC News  reports from Rome. 

I am not sure why but she starts her report  with a factually incorrect claim. she reports

She(Sister Alphonsa’s ) had burnt and disfigured herself to avoid a marriage, having chosen to dedicate her life to Christ.

While on the same issue, Indian Express Reports

Alphonsa had become a nun in 1928, five years after she fell into a smouldering bonfire and badly burnt her feet, which reportedly tortured her all her remaining life.

Then she goes on to report that

The news that a date had been set for Sister Alphonsa's canonisation was greeted with joy by her order - the Congregation of Poor Clares of the Third Order of St Francis, also known as Clarists. The order is known for working with poor, indigenous people of all classes and religions

I am not sure about other Keralites but this Dumbhead is hearing about this order for firth time in his life. Also, I think Ms. Frances Kennedy who is from New Zealand is unaware that unlike in United states, Australia or in New Zealand, India donot have "Non indigenous" People. All Indians are Indigenous irrespective of caste creed and colour!

Then I am not sure why she dragged the conversion issue in to this report on Sister Alphonsa’s sainthood. She endedup sounding more like a spokesperson of Evangelical Church than  Journalist from a reputed Broadcasting company.

She also reports that 

Marco Tosatti, Vatican correspondent for Italian daily La Stampa, said the canonisation would be offer support to Christians in India "who are often subject of persecution and violence by some Hindu groups, for political motives".

This is outrageous! Are they saying that one of the objective of canonisation is to offer support to Christians in India against alleged persecution?

If you are outraged make a complain to BBC from here

BBC Report

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Monday, March 03, 2008

Indian Muslims in Malaysia want to be called Malays

A section of the ethnic Indian Muslim community living in Malaysia want to be known as Malays rather than Indians and have petitioned the government to streamline the laws accordingly.

Members of the Malaysian Indian Muslim Youth Movement (Gepima) want to be known as Malays and not Indians since the the country's constitution states that an Indian is a Malay "if he professes the Muslim religion, habitually speaks Malay and conforms to Malay custom".

"I am a second generation Malaysian and I can safely say that from wedding rituals to the food we eat and the language we speak, we conform to Malay customs all the way," said Gepima president Mohamed Kader Ali.

Syed Osman Mohamed, Ali's 24-year-old son, said

we feel uncomfortable to be known as Indians, because people automatically think we are Hindus when we are actually Muslim.


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NDF Freedom Parade 2007,Malappuram,Vadakara,Kottayam and Thiruvananthapuram

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Friday, February 29, 2008

LDF Supported MP Sebastian Paul Oppose Trivandrum High Court Bench as its aimed at appeasing Hindu vote bank

Sebastian Paul, MP has opposed the demands  to setup High Court Bench in Trivandrum as according to him

"a High Court Bench in the capital city as solely aimed at appeasing the vote bank."

Previously, Sebastian Paul, MP, has written to Union Minister of State for Commerce Jairam Ramesh opposing  the move to shift the office of the Cashew Export Promotion Council (CEPC) in Kochi to Kollam.

Is Mr. Sebastian propagating division of Kerala on religious lines South for Hindus, Middle for Christians and North of Muslims!! If we take that justification to logical conclusion then I guess what "Vote Bank" is Govt. trying to please with  the Prestigious Vallarpadam Terminal Project.  (take a look at this website)

Or is he more worried about his votebank in Ernakulam Parliamentary Consistency? Is he worried that his "votebank" would not be happy that "the Kerala's only High Court Bench in Ernakulam" will lose its prominence if there is another bench in Trivandrum.

The Extend of Influence of Ernakulam Votebank can be seen from Last 07 Parliamentary Election Results of Ernakulam Parliamentary Constituency.

General Elections, 2004 (14th LOK SABHA): DR. SEBASTIAN PAUL(CPM Backed Independent)

General Elections, 1999 (13th LOK SABHA): ADV. GEORGE EDEN (Indian National Congress)

General Elections, 1998 (12th LOK SABHA): ADV. GEORGE EDEN (Indian National Congress)

General Elections, 1996 (11th LOK SABHA): XAVIER ARRAKKAL(CPM Backed Independent)

General Elections, 1991 (10th LOK SABHA): K.V. THOMAS(Indian National Congress)

General Elections, 1984 (8th LOK SABHA): K. V. THOMAS  (Indian National Congress)

General Elections, 1980 (7th LOK SABHA): XAVIER VARGHESE ARAKAL(CPM Backed Independent)

This is Really outrageous!!

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LDF Supported MP Sebastian Paul Oppose Trivandrum High Court Bench as its aimed at appeasing Hindu vote bank

Sebastian Paul, MP has opposed the demands  to setup High Court Bench in Trivandrum as according to him

"a High Court Bench in the capital city as solely aimed at appeasing the vote bank."

This is Really outrageous!! Is he prpogating Division of Kerala on religious lines South for Hindus, Middle for Christians and North of Muslims!! If we take that justification to logical conclusion then I guess all the projects which are approved in Central Region should be to appease Christian Vote Bank especially the Vallarpadam Terminal Project.  (take a look at this website)

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Thursday, February 28, 2008

MES chairman Fazal Gafoor is Correct: Pinarayi Vijayan

Now it seems CPM in kerala has given their stamp of approval to MES chairman Fazal Gafoor claims that  P K Narayana Panikcer is a Street Rowdy.

Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) State secretary Pinarayi Vijayan has said

The opinion expressed by Muslim Education Society chairman Fazal Gafoor on the stance of Nair Service Society leaders on the Paloli committee report is right. The opinion of Mr. Gafoor should be considered a natural reaction.

I guess Pinnarai has got his maths right. Nairs account only for approx. 12% of Kerala population while Muslims account for almost double 24%!

Can someone please send some bangles to the NSS leadership 


Monday, February 25, 2008

Khilafat centenary to be celebrated

It is shameful that certain groups in Kerala has decided to celebrate Khilafat Movement Centenary!

A reception committee under the aegis of the Ahmediyya Muslim Jamat is constituted was on Sunday to observe the centenary of the Khilafat movement. Jamat’s Chief Missionary Mouvali Mohammed Ayub is the coordinator and Kozhikode region Amir M.A. Mohammed, the chairman.

In Kerala, the Khilafat Movement culminated as  Moopalah riots which claimed the lives of thousands of innocent Hindus at the hands of Muslim mobs. This is how Annie Beasent described riots in her book  The Future Of Indian Politics: A Contribution To The Understanding Of Present-Day Problems P252. Annie Besant stated: "They Moplahs murdered and plundered abundantly, and killed or drove away all Hindus who would not apostatise. Somewhere about a lakh (100,000) of people were driven from their homes with nothing but their clothes they had on, stripped of everything...Malabar has taught us what Islamic rule still means, and we do not want to see another specimen of the Khilafat Raj in India."

One of lesser told story of Khilafat Movement was that in 1920, some 18,000 Muslims from Sindh and the Northwest Frontier Province emigrated to Afghanistan on the urging of Muslim religious leaders. They saw India as a Dar al-Harb, a non-Islamic land inhabited mainly by Hindus and controlled by the British; they sought to temporarily live in a Dar al-Islam, which signified a Muslim-majority and rule of Islam. However, the Afghan government forcibly deported the refugees back to British India, leaving them weak and vulnerable.

Also, some of prominent historians believe that Khilafat Movement was first step towards formation of Pakistan!

Do we really need to celebrate such a shameful episode in our History? do we have to reopen our wounds?

Mohammad Yahya Kammakutty Arrest “Sangh Parivar-Intelligence Bureau agenda”?

Is the arrest of Mohammad Yahya Kammakutty Arrest “Sangh Parivar-Intelligence Bureau agenda”? it seems so if you believe Minority Rights Watch, a human rights organisation in kerala.

Minority Rights Watch, a human rights organisation has attributed an expansive “Sangh Parivar-Intelligence Bureau agenda” in the arrest of an IT professional, a Muslim youth from Kerala, on charges of terrorist links in Karnataka recently.

In a statement , the organisation’s chairman S. Shanavas and secretary M.K. Harikumar said that the same forces behind the denial of minority rights in the government job sector were now trying to prevent educated Muslim youth from gaining professional jobs in the private sector.

For the uninitiated, , Mohammed Yahya Kammakutty, A software engineer and native of Kerala was arrested on February 21, is considered to be among the key leaders of SIMI.


MY GOD!!!!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

SNDP may forge alliance with PDP

Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana (SNDP) Yogam general secretary Vellappally Natesan has hinted that the Yogam could soon join hands with the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) led by Abdul Nasir Maudany

though I am personally inclined to have an alliance with Mr. Maudany, the issue will be discussed in all levels of the Yogam before a decision is taken.

“This is because several people have a negative impression of Mr. Maudany. But what I have understood is that he has changed a lot and now has plenty of ideas aimed at social justice,” Vellappally Natesan said.


SHOCKING!!!  So much for the talks on Hindu unity!