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Prashant Bhushan assaulted

October 12, 2011 Leave a comment

Prashant Bhushan was roughed up in his chambers supposedly by a youth of the Bhagat Singh Kranti Sena. Karmic retribution perhaps. While Prashant has been baiting nationalistic Indians recently with his vitriolic and anti-national views, the correct course of action for those who would like to respond to the likes of Prashant Bhushan is to make them answerable in a court of law. A hundred cases of sedition and treason, around the country,  making him ping pong from court to court would work wonders. Also quite ironic that a maoist sympathiser should be so rattled by a few slaps.

Prashant’s father Shanti Bhushan has in the past defended the Arundhati “Gandhians with Guns” Roy and also the notorious Teesta Setalvad. Like Arundhati Roy, Prashant Bhushan has been critical of supposed armed forces excess (asked for DNA profiling of unmarked graves) in Jammu and Kashmir. Prashant has not so much as blinked for the 350,000 Pandits languishing in refugee camps in his native Delhi but is hyper active with “liberal”  causes — which in the Indian context is about pandering to the lowest common denominator in other religions/political systems.

Recently this column pointed out that the BJP/RSS should dump team Anna which has the likes of Prashant on its rolls. In light of his latest statement on plebiscite in J&K, this looks like a no brainer now.

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Manmohan Singh – what he actually said and what he really meant

April 11, 2009 Leave a comment

Said: “We have not been successful in warding off terror”

Meant: “It is impossible to do this without upsetting our electoral calculations and hurting our muslim votebanks”

Said: “Terrorists could attempt to destabilise the electoral process”

Meant:”Its all finally left to chance, we can do only so much and will only do so little.”

Said:”Though we have made every effort to deal with it, we have to do more to strengthen intellligence, state police system and also our ability to minimise the fallout of terror sttacks”.

Meant:”Lets learn to be tolerant of terror, lets take cosmetic measures which make it seem like we are doing something about it, we do not want to piss off our votebanks by taking strong measures which address the real root causes”.

Said:”The US could take draconan measures to ensure no terror attacks after 9/11 which we cannot. We are a country of 1 billion people”

Meant:”We do not want to be seen as being rude to terrrorists, do we? We also have a 200 million muslim segment to constantly appease”

Said:”Taliban is a threat, dialogue with Pakistan is important”

Meant:”I agree with the Pakistani leaders, Pakistan itself is a victim of terror, as I had said before in Cuba. It is India’s duty to make sure that Pakistan becomes strong enough so that they can refocus their energy on cleaning out the remaining few Pandits in Kashmir.”

Said:”Dreaded terrorists were released and taken to Kandahar by NDA leaders, we did not negotiate with the Mumbai terrorists, we sent our trained commandos instead”.

Meant:”Lets forget that to begin with, our home minister changed his clothes thrice before our commandos could get into action. Lets also forget that despite a dozen attacks prior to that, we were ill prepared to handle any terror related emergencies”

Said:”Due to our diplomatic initiative, Pakistan for the first time admitted that its territory was being used to provoke terror against India”

Meant:”Lets forget that under severe NDA pressure, Musharraf went on national Pakistan National Television and swore to not allowing Pakistani territory being used as a launchpad for terror against India”.

Said:”I have great regard for the Left leaders”

Meant:”After all I shared their communist command-control ideology for the most of my career, including as chairman of the Planning Commission and RBI governor. Both the Congress and the Communists are in perfect synergy in their belief  that Muslims are a votebank that needs careful nurturing. Nevermind that occasionally we let them be butchered like in Nandigram. Both  us in the Congress and the left also strongly oppose nasty things which respectable societies possess like say a Uniform Civil Code. Also the Congress and the left firmly believe that Muslims have the first right over national resources. We both agree that the biggest enemy of the country are the communal Hindus. With all this synergy we are but natural bed fellows, we may sleep with others when needed but those are ignorable details”

Said:”The Indo-US nuclear deal was my biggest achievement. We negotiated with the US  for three years and if it did not get signed after that it would have been bad for India’s reputation. I staked my reputation for India’s honor”

Meant: “Throwing gunny bags of cash at legislators and buying their support needed a lot of skill.  It was a watershed moment which actually marked my coming out as a seasoned politician. It helped me break away from the image of simply being Sonia’s water bearer.  Also as I have said before when I was at Cambridge University, India is currently what it is only because we were civilized by the whites, and consequently its also India’s rightful place to be a pliant satellite of the west, so what if our hard built nuclear sovereignty has been signed away. You see my ability and very reputation to faithfully serve the west was at stake, and so once negotiations started it was only imperative that it be hurriedly signed in whatever form it was before my term ended, never mind that the deal was loaded against the Indians. Also minor things like say that the terms of the deal had significantly deviated from what GW Bush had promised at the outset of the deal matter very little.”

Said:”I am not contesting polls because of my heart surgery”

Meant:”Why bother about minor details like seeking the peoples mandate when there is an assured way of weaselling my way in as a Rajya Sabha member? This is an assured time tested way as the party’s nominee as chief-clerk and will ensure that our plans not be hindered by unplanned events like an election loss”.

Barkha Dutt reveals iron fist…threatens to sue blogger

February 14, 2009 3 comments

The Congress party and the media are a fascist combo in India. Both dislike dissent and debate, and quell it with brutal force if needed…some liberals these. But apparently the internet has opened up an “unregulated” (read through on what “regulated” means in Barkha’s world) alternate source of opinion that makes the media-Congress complex squirm. So good old fashioned Stalinism is the order of the day.

A lone blogger questions Barkha Dutt/NDTV’s shrill coverage of 26/11 and gets threatened to be sued and subsequently apologizes. Supposedly Barkha has actually had a program called “Should Blogs be regulated“.  “Regulated” by the likes of Barkha simply means the convenient squelching of  debate. What they would really like is for the general public to digest their often  illogical, nonsensical and downright dangerous views unquestioningly. Too bad, the internet has changed all that…at least so long as India does not follow the Chinese model of freedom of expression or lack thereof, which may happen soon looking at whats going on currently.

Here’s another. Raju Narisetti former editor of the Mint was forced out for publishing an article critical of the UPA govt. Luckily for those who care for free speech, Raju stood by his statement resolutely and went on to become managing editor of the Washington Post.

During the 1977 emergency, the media was the first victim. If there is an emergency again (which I think is a strong possibility if the Congies lose the elections this time), the GOI will this time around order the opening of new media outlets like NehruDynastyTVwhich can do the propaganda on its behalf as it currently does. This is the same media of the Karan “Sudden Removal of Modi” Thapar fame….so no surprises there. This is the same media where a Vir Sanghvi openly advocates the secession of Kashmir and a Shekhar Gupta assures the Paki govt while visiting Pakistan, that the media will take care of the BJP in India. Wonder why the Hindus stand by and watch cluelessly when their sensibilities are brazenly assaulted day in and day out, by the treasonous likes of the English Media in India. But then organization has never been a strong point of the Hindus, so they simply get what they deserve.