Dainik Jagran 2013-04-25

क्या इतिहास खुद को दोहराएगा?

पिछले साल 400 से अधिक और इस वर्ष अब तक करीब सौ बार चीन की सेना ने भारतीय सीमा का अतिक्रमण किया है। अतिक्रमण की 90 प्रतिशत घटनाएं लद्दाख क्षेत्र में दर्ज की गई हैं। ताजा अतिक्रमण में विगत 15 अप्रैल की मध्यरात्रि को चीन की सेना पूर्वी लद्दाख के दौलत बेग ओल्दी में भारतीय सीमा क्षेत्र में 10 किलोमीटर अंदर, बुरथे तक घुस आई। करीब 17,000 फीट की ऊंचाई वाले इस क्षेत्र में चीनी सेना ने तीन अस्थायी चौकी निर्मित किए हैं। भारत द्वारा आपत्ति दर्ज कराए जाने के बावजूद चीनी सैनिक पीछे हटने को तैयार नहीं हैं। उसने उक्त क्षेत्र को अपना बताया है। चीन के इस दुस्साहस का कारण क्या है? यक्ष प्रश्न यह भी कि सत्ता अधिष्ठान चीन को माकूल जवाब देने से कतराता क्यों है?
New Indian Express 2013-04-20

Boston attacks and Islamic jehad

Terror strikes in Bangalore on Wednesday last and a more lethal one in Boston a day earlier, have ironically come when our “secularists” are pleading for mercy for other terrorists in India whose mercy petition has been rejected or who has been convicted for terror-related activities. At the time of writing, the investigators, both in Boston and Bangalore have not zeroed in on the perpetrators of the bomb blasts. What ,however, would have encouraged a “shell-shocked” American nation is its President’s declaration that the “full weight” of the US justice system will bear down on them. Back home, we would hear pontification about the “resilience of our people” to carry on with their lives in a normal manner in spite of repeated terror attacks.
Dainik Jagran 2013-04-18

बेकाबू इस्लामी आतंकवाद

अमेरिका के सर्वाधिक सुरक्षित शहर बोस्टन में तमाम सुरक्षा व्यवस्था के बावजूद इस्लामी आतंक ने एक बार फिर तांडव मचा ही दिया। इस हमले के दूसरे दिन हमारे देश में बंगलौर के मलेश्वरम में भारतीय जनता पार्टी के कार्यालय के निकट हुए आतंकी हमले में 13 लोग गंभीर रूप से घायल हुए हैं। बोस्टन मैराथन में भाग लेने आए 90 देषों के 28 हजार धावकों के लिए स्वाभाविक तौर पर कड़े सुरक्षा इंतजाम किए गए होंगे, किंतु आतंकी अपने मंसूबे में कामयाब रहे। दोहरे बम विस्फोट में तीन निरपराध मारे गए, जबकि दो सौ लोग गंभीर रूप से घायल हैं। भारत पर आतंकी हमलों की लंबी सूची है। भारत सहित कई ऐसे देश जो इस्लाम के अनुयायी नहीं हैं, वे सर्वभौम इस्लामी एजेंडे के कारण जिहादियों के निषाने पर हैं। शरीआ का पूर्ण पालन नहीं करने वाले इस्लामी देश भी जिहादियों के कहर से अछूते नहीं हैं। किंतु इस्लामी आतंकवाद को लेकर सेकुलर दलों की जो सोच है, उसके कारण इस्लामी आतंकवाद पर काबू पाना असंभव हो रहा है।
New Indian Express 2013-04-06

Katju is selective on pardon plea

The obvious obsession of several “secularists” led by jurist Markandey Katju, Chairman of the Press Council of India and a former judge of the Supreme Court, to get film star Sanjay Dutt a pardon from the President/Governor has raised several questions. In his petition to the President and numerous articles in dailies, Katju wants the government to look at the “facts of the case and then consider whether he should be granted pardon.” From this premise comes the next proposition: “if he (Dutt) deserves pardon, he should not be denied it just because he is celebrity.” What are the “facts” as the retired judge sees them? “He has already undergone 18 months of imprisonment”. “It took him five to six years to restore his damaged career.” “He has often been ostracised by the people as he had the brand of a terrorist on himself.” “Dutt did not get film offers, could not get bank loans, and (suffered) various other tribulations and indignities during the 20-year period.”
Dainik Jagran 2013-03-28

सेकुलर आतंकवाद

आतंकवाद के खात्मे के लिए सत्ता अधिष्ठान के कथित ‘दृढ़ निश्चय व ठोस इरादों’ की कलई फिल्म अदाकार संजय दत्त और आतंकी लियाकत शाह को लेकर चल रही मुहिम को मिल रहे सरकारी समर्थन से खुल जाती है। भारत-नेपाल सीमा पर उत्तर प्रदेश के गोरखपुर से पकड़े गए हिजबुल मुजाहिदीन के आतंकवादी लियाकत शाह से हुई पूछताछ के बाद दिल्ली के जामा मस्जिद इलाके में स्थित एक गेस्ट हाउस से भारी मात्रा में गोलीबारुद और असलहे बरामद किए गए। आतंकियों की साजिश होली के अवसर पर दिल्ली को दहलाने की थी। मुंबई हमलों की तर्ज पर दक्षिणी दिल्ली के भीड़भाड़ वाले इलाके में अंधाधुंध गोलीबारी और ग्रेनेड से हमले की साजिश रची गई थी।
New Indian Express 2013-03-23

Congress’ Italian muddle

The current controversy over the Italian Marines who have effectively escaped from the Indian government’s custody is not the only one where the Congress-led government has invariably come a cropper in bringing to book foreign offenders on Indian soil though latest media reports say that Italian government has changed its stand and will allow the Marines to return to India. The same media reports also quote Italian officials have received “ample assurances” from Indian authorities “on the treatment that the marines will receive and the defence of their fundamental rights.” This gives rise to doubts as to whether the change in the stance of the Italian government is a victory for India’s diplomacy, as the UPA leaders claim, or the result of a behind-the-scenes deal.
New Indian Express 2013-03-09

An ill-advised Bangla visit

The UPA government should take full responsibility for the wrong timing of President Mukherjee’s visit to Bangladesh. Like many other instances of incompetence of this government, the Presidential visit might also go on record as ill-timed, ill-prepared and causing grave embarrassment both for India and Bangladesh. For the last one month the protests in Dhaka were going on in what is known as the Shahbag event. In the first few weeks it was a massive demonstration of the Bangladesh people’s anger at the collaborators and conspirators of the 1971 ravaging of the country when it was seeking to assert its own cultural nationalism from subjugation to Pakistan’s irredentism, going scot free for forty years after the liberation. While the liberation of 1971 brought a secular and liberal constitution, within five years the Islamists provoked a coup that decimated the liberation’s father figure and most of his family members in a display of barbarism typical of extremist Islamist violence. Only Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s daughter Hasina who happened to be then in India hence escaped.
New Indian Express 2013-02-23

An inflation of scams

The UPA-II has created a record of sorts. Its nine-year rule has not only bequeathed the country an uncontrollable inflation of prices but also an inflation of scams. Going by their number and the amount involved, the scam inflation seems to overtake the price inflation. Counting their number and the timing, it is possible to predict that the helicopter scam, the latest in the series beginning with the 2G scam, the scam graph would keep going northward. The most significant aspect of the AgustaWestland scam is that increasingly the so-called honest-to-god ministers in this government are getting drawn into the vortex of these incidents of loot of public funds. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh barely escaped being arraigned in the 2G corruption case. Though he was aware of how the then telecom minister, from coalition partner DMK, was distributing the 2G licences, he did not act proactively to stop this loot.
New Indian Express 2013-02-11

Failure of the state in Bihar

Who is responsible for what happened in the BJP’s Patna rally? Were the serial blasts merely the display of incompetence at the Union home minister’s level? The entire self-styled secular gang should share the blame for it. That as many as 18 bombs could be planted in and around Gandhi Maidan just before the rally exposes more than Sushilkumar Shinde’s incompetence.
New Indian Express 2013-01-11

Owaisi is the speaking Kasab

The Akbaruddin Owaisi’s hate speech in Hyderabad and decapitating of an Indian Army jawan at the Indo-Pak border in J&K are the result of a common mindset. Both the actions are borne out of centuries of abhorrence of timeless Catholic and pluralistic culture and traditions of this ancient land. Akbaruddin in his relentless tirade threatened Hindus, insulted their gods and beliefs. Worse is that his vitriolic statements were endorsed by a huge crowd, running into thousands. The helpful administration and ‘secular’ politicians turned a deaf ear to this case of rabid communalism and most of the players of the media entered into a conspiracy of silence.