2019 – Only For Modi: Make 2 Crore to 20 Crore !!!


There are approximately more than 2 crore plus people in India who are aggressively canvassing / promoting Narendra Modi of BJP to win 2019 elections – and even of 2024 elections too. They all are promoting Modi not for their own personal benefits. All these 2-3 crore people – you, me and all of us – want Narendra Modi to Rule India for minimum 2-3 terms. Why? So that we have a strong, powerful and corruption-free India; so that others can learn and duplicate it; so that all corrupt – useless people should go away / run away from politics; so that we may give to our next generation corruption free, equal and better field for play of democracy; so that the new generation may take India to further heights. It is all going to happen by 2025-2030. It is possible only by Dynamic Leadership of NARENDRA MODI. Crores of people are selflessly working day and night so that NARENDRA MODI will come to power with BJP alone minimum 285-300 seats and NDA (BJP plus some trustworthy alliance parties) getting minimum 325-350 seats in 2019 Parliamentary Elections. If you like it read, save and promote it to minimum 10 people every single day to make 2 crore people to 20 crore. Also pray to God for NARENDRA MODI’s heath and ability to take bold decisions and get stunning win for 2019 – and for 2024 elections too. IT IS DONE DEAL. No doubt in it. No questions about it. Also encourage your friends and relatives to find something positive in Narendra Modi’s leadership in last 4 years so that people who don’t know will come to know about it. If you like this please promote to all your friends and relatives till 2019 Parliamentary Elections. Thank you all.

Kashmir – A Page from History


By: Mrs. Meenakshi Vidhyasagar

In the current of time, ‘present’ is nothing but  a continuation of ‘past’. History is a good tool for the people to know their roots in the past. Kashmir and people there are no exception to this natural process. Legend has this to say:

Kashmir belongs to the Presiding Diety, Devi Sharada.

Rishi Kashyap emptied ‘Satisar’ – a huge ‘Mira’, which means sarovar. Thus the name of the place became Kashyap + Mira.. Kashmira.

This feat was achieved with the help of his son ‘Anant Nag’ to protect his progeny from a harassing demon.

This emptied land under the aegis of the Presiding deity Devi Sharada was developed into a huge learning center of the Vedas, Upanishads and other holy scriptures.

See this Sanskrit sloka:

“Namaste Sharada Devi..
Kashmira Pura vasini,
Tvaamaham prartaye nityam..
Vidya daanancha dehime..”

Thus we address the Devi as ‘Kashmira Pura vasini’.

Do you know what is the Kashmiri script called? It is ‘Sharada.’

What were the Sanskrit learning centers​ in Kashmir called ? ‘Sharada Peetha’.

To top it all.. once the entire Kashmir was called “Sharada Desha”!

Adi Shankar went all the way to worship Devi Sharada and to learn from the enlightened Pandits.

He was overwhelmed by the Sharada Peetha on the bank of river Krishna Ganga. That inspired him to establish a similar Sharada Peetha in Sringeri on the banks of river Tungabhadra. It is said the wooden ‘Mula Vigraha’ was brought from Kashmir to Sringeri.

Adi Shankara visited Kashmir along with some of his disciples. In the beginning they were staying with a Pandits family.

The Pandits were impressed by Shankaracharya’s in-depth knowledge of the Vedas. They felt privileged to host the enlightened one.

However Shankara insisted that they cook their own food. The hosts although felt slightly humiliated, nevertheless gave them all the necessary items to prepare their food. Somehow they had missed out on the fire to do the cooking. It was little late for the Shankaracharya’s disciples to wake up the hosts for the fire, so they all slept hungry.

In the morning the pandit couple came to enquire if everything is alright. They saw all the items were lying uncooked. The disciples said since there was no fire and they didn’t want to disturb the hosts, hence no dinner was cooked.

The lady of the house came forward and sprinkled some water over the firewood and the wood started burning.

Adi Shankaracharya realised that this was the message for him to learn more about virtues of the enlightened people of Kashmir, which is bestowed upon them by Devi Sharada.

He stayed at top of the hill near the lake. This hill is known as “Shankaracharya Hill” to commemorate the visit of Adi Shankara to Kashmir.

Unfortunately the Sharada Peetha of Kashmir is in Pakistan controlled Kashmir and no Indian pilgrims are permitted to visit the holy place.

The temple itself is in dilapidated state due to nature’s vagaries and sheer neglect.

Perhaps if Sharada Peetha is restored to the past glory, the blessings will do good to the people of Kashmir.

Wonderful Indian Architecture !!


Borrowed with thanks from ‘Know Your Bharat’

 Aerial view of the Vijay Stambha, Chittorgarh fort, Rājasthān. It was constructed by Mewār king Rānā Kumbha in 1448 to commemorate his victory over the Islamic armies led by Mahmūd Khiljī. The tower is dedicated to Lord Viśnū. The tower is 37.19m high and was built by architect ‘Sutradhara’ Jaita.

Image A:

This is a photograph of same ‘Vijaya Stambha’ from 1875. Now spot the difference. Shikhara of tower which was ‘typical Bhāratīya dome’ in 1875 had been replaced with pyramidal Shikhara. This is just one example as to how British ASI altered monuments to suite its devious agenda.

Image B:

Images of same ‘Vijaya Stambha’ placed side by side for an easy comparison. Left: This is how it looks like today Right: Photo from 1875. In the older photo we see that typical ‘Hindū dome (Aṇḍa)’ is in quite good condition.

Source: https://t.co/Ru9Zdo54Qe

Image C:

A military duel between male and female warriors carved inside Udayagiri Caves (2nd century BC) Orissā. Such duels during public festivals are mentioned by Sattasai (an ancient collection of poems).

These duels took place in open spaces and were curiously followed. Such duels must have been widely prevalent.

Source:https://t.co/T0F8WRjoYs

Aerial photograph of Sūrya Devasthāna, Modherā (Gujarāt). Patron: King Bhimadeva:

Simply stunning geometrical precision! No wonder, Al-beruni (the Islamic scholar who traveled Bhārat in 11th Century) said, “Our people when they see them, wonder at them and are unable to describe them, much less to construct anything like them.”
Source: https://t.co/08cRfbAhol

Those interested in detailed album view of the Devasthāna may check:
https://www.esamskriti.com/a/Gujarat/Surya-Temple-Modhera-.aspx

This 10th century Sati (Memorial) stone inscription from Śravaṇabeḷagola depicts the Karnāṭakā Warrior woman ‘Saviyabbe’ who fought along with her husband in battle. She avenged his death and later herself fell fighting. She is shown charging against an elephant rider.

A Vietnamese depiction of Shiva dating from the 9-10th century. Note the serpent hanging from Shiva’s left shoulder as his sacred thread.The dhāraṇī describes Nīlakaṇṭha as kṛṣṇa-sarpopavīta or kṛṣṇa-sarpa-kṛta-yajñopavīta, “one who has black serpent as a yajñopavīta.”
Source: https://t.co/xSxdaybAkW

Sculptures of female warriors of ancient Bhārata. Megasthenes tells us female warriors were employed by ancient Bhāratīya kings and as bodygaurds and assassins. They also accompanied the king in hunting and war and formed his innermost defence circle in battles.

Source: https://t.co/Nnh9FAkVul

Narasimha devouring HiranyaKashipu from Chennakeshava Temple, Belur.
Note the details of shield held by HiranyaKashipu. See the body lock performed by Narasimha. Presence of Vetala(?) is somewhat unusual. See the details of Makara-Torana arch. Note individual details of bow. Source:
https://t.co/8NeNWaHyPS

Many people ask about Narasimha’s chopped hands in the picture. The temple was subjected to desecration and plunder on more than one occasion by Islamic invaders, especially in 14th century.

Bhārat’s Achievements in the field of Shipping:

An archaeological reconstruction of the ancient city of Lothal (Gujarat, Indus Valley Civilization) as it existed 4500 years ago. Lothal was world’s earliest known port city with a dockyard equipped to berth and service ships. A city that was way ahead of its time!

Source: https://t.co/3NBSBZlhGx

Out of the four great civilizations of the ancient world, three of them, Mesopotamia, Egypt, and China, have been extensively studied and well-known to almost every individual. Lost to human memory was the fourth civilization of equal importance and much more sophisticated Indus Valley Civilization that thrived along the flood plains of rivers Indus and Gaggar-Hakra. It was not until the twentieth century that this lost and forgotten civilization was rediscovered and acknowledged and was placed together in equal importance with Mesopotamia, Egypt, and China.

Read more: http://www.ancient-civilizations.com/lesser-known-facts-indus-valley-civilization/#ixzz5HSPj4VGq

According to Alan Villiers – an expert mariner who wrote 44 books on shipping and seafaring and many other related subjects – Indian Ocean is the birth place of sailing in the world. Bhārat has been blessed with bounties of nature, making it a ‘land of desire’ to which many people from across the globe flocked. The seas of Bhārat enjoyed the unique feature of having clear skies over the entire region for at least eight months in a year, which also encouraged the study of mathematics and astronomy. With the help of these sciences emerged details like ‘nakshatras’, their degrees, solstices, equinoxes and so on, that are so essential for navigation. There are numerous references to nautical terms in the Vedic literature. From the very early period, the Bharatiyas and the Arabs collaborated in the development of navigation. The Arabs acted as the intermediaries in the Bharatiya trade with the neighboring countries and then with the Europe.

Since the days of Buddha, Bharatiya Merchants and missionaries had been going to various parts of the world, particularly to Ceylon (present day Sri Lanka) and Southeast Asian Countries in Ships. Prince Vijaya’s visit to Ceylon in the sixth century BCE is well attested and forms a favorite subject of Bharatiya Artists.

Shipping and shipbuilding was a flourishing industry during the reign of the Mauryas when a full-fledged department of shipping was set up. The traditions were further streamlined in the regime of imperial Guptas. In the beginning of Christian era, or a little earlier, Bharatiya sailors went to Southeast Asian region in large numbers.

Ref: Baldeo Sahai’s ‘Indian Shipping – A Historical Survey’ , published by Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Govt. of Bhārat.

From ancient times nature has been a lavish in bestowing its bounties on this land. The country could boast of agricultural surplus many millenniums before the birth of Christ which is an essential prerequisite for the growth of any civilization. That gave the people a lot of leisure to indulge in various arts and sciences. The country abounded in a large number of tantalizing products, some of them unique to Bharat. Teak timber for example, a large variety of trees growing at different heights on the Himalayas and the eastern and Western Ghats. The Himalayan Pine, locally known as ‘deva dāru’ (corrupted as deodār) meaning “the tree of Gods”, having trunks up to a circumference of 25 feet and rising to such great heights that they appear to be slim!

Alexander the Great is said to have used it this number to build his fleet. According to Śri Srīdharan, the author of ‘A Maritime History of India’, under orders from Alexander, Admiral Nearchus acquired a fleet of river boats built in the Punjab by a tribe known as ‘Kastri’ , to make a sea voyage of nearly 1500 miles. The fleet sailed along the Persian gulf coast to reach its destination, which is a testimony to the hardy structure of the Bhāratīya built boats of those days.

Today evidence is available to support the findings that high precision, sea sailing ships were constructed in Bhārat atleast 4500 years ago. Shipping vessels were anchored with circular/triangular stone anchors. Somewhat similar stone anchors have been found off the coast of Modern city of Dwārakā through marine archaeology in 1984.

The shipping dock at Lothal (Gujarat) is the earliest archaeological evidence for marine activity in Bhārat. This is also considered to be the oldest port in the world (atleast 4500 years old). Today it is found that there existed atleast a dozen such ports around Gujarāt Coast line.

Archaeologists have found that ships laden with Bhāratīya merchandize were leaving this port and vessels from other countries were regularly visiting these ports. Around 2000 BCE, Lothal extended its overseas trade to Egypt, Bahrain and Sumerian cities of Ur and Barak as attested by gold beads and terracotta models of Mummy found.

Lothal was famous for its bead-making factories that were perhaps unique to it. Its beads have now been discovered in present day Iraq, Afghanistan and Iran, proving that they were in great demand by the women in those countries. Lothal goldsmiths made the most attractive item of costume jewellery in the world, according to archaeologist Dr. S R Rao.

Ornate interior of a temple, Jaisalmer fort, Rājasthān.

Lintel is decorated with lotus and Kīrtimukha pattern. Manḍapa is octagonal in plan having a domical ceiling. Ceiling of temple can be compared to those of Ranakpur temple, Jama Masjid of Champaner and Ahmedabad, Delwara etc.

Ornate Kirtimukha/Kala(कीर्तिमुख) at Amriteshwara temple in Amruthapura, Chikkamagaluru, Karnataka.

Cycle of time within cycle of time! Nothing could have communicated the the message better than this piece of art and symbolism!
Dated: ~12th century CE.

According to art historian Gerard Foekema, the wall panel images (one hundred and forty in all), and the reliefs and friezes that abound in this temple have a relaxed quality of workmanship about them, and in no Hoysala temple do these appear more “folkish in character”.

The temple is a Trikuta variety of temple. Any building or temple can be called Trikuta which has three Kuta(s) which can be pyramidal Shikhara or dome. Kutaka is multistorey Pavillion atop Mandapam. C.13th century CE. Here are few more images of Lakshmi-Narasimha Temple, Javagal.

Close-up view of ornate Lakshmi Narasimha Temple, Javagallu (Karnataka).

The decorative plan of the outer walls of the shrines and the mantapa (hall) is of the “new kind”, with two eaves that run around the temple. Photo credit: Bikash Das

Drawing of an ancient Hindu bridge over Bornadi, Assam by a British officer. The bridge probably dating all the way back to 9th CE was still in an excellent condition till 19th century when earthquake destroyed it.

It was probably the bridge mentioned in Islamic chronicles which was crossed by the army of Bakhtiyar Khilji in 1243 CE and dismantled by King of Kamarupa to prevent retreat of Islamic army.

Interestingly one of the best surviving example of such traditional Hindū bridge architecture comes from Cambodia. Also from same time period.

Apparently with invasion of South East Asia, native rulers there also adopted Indian construction methods.

Interesting information on Bridges of ancient Bhārat by @vajrayudha11 on Twitter:
1000 years old Atharnala bridge in vicinity of Purī, Odisha. It’s a rare surviving example of bridges that dotted parts of medieval Bhārat.

The bridge was originally built by Eastern Ganga rulers of Kalinga to serve as an entrance to the Holy city of Purī.
It is said that road from Bengal to Puri was dotted by such bridges. Only two of them survive today.

Ornate interior of Sas-Bahu Temple, Nagda (Rajasthan) Dated: ~10th century CE or older. The temple derived its name from thousand armed form of Vishnu (SahastraBahu).

Note profusely carved Torana(s) which not only enhanced its beauty but also provided greater structural stability.
Photo credit: Kevin Standage

Fantastic musical pillars of ancient Nellaiappar Temple, Tirunelveli. When tapped these pillars produce the sound of classical music notes.

 These pillars are testimony to ancient Hindu understanding of sound and physical properties of rocks. PC: @brakoo

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China’s CPEC and Pakistan’s Women


By: Sudarsh V

What does the China’s ambitious project called ‘China Pakistan Economic Corridor’  (CPEC) has to do with the ‘Pakistan’s women’? According to an interesting analysis, it has everything to do with the hapless women of this strife torn country!

The ongoing $62 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project has courted a lot of international attention. The minute details of the project have been kept tightly under wraps. Several observers are giving various reasons for China’s keen interest in the project. Pakistan today is a nation about which any investor would think several times before investing his money. With fundamentalism on the rise, being a hotbed of terror and with its economy and administration in shambles, Pakistan today is an investor’s nightmare. Yet, China has invested in Pakistan through CPEC, with all guns blazing.

It is estimated that the $62 billion that China is “investing” in CPEC is more than all the FDI that Pakistan has ever attracted, since 1970. Moreover, the CPEC “investment” alone is around 20% of Pakistan’s GDP.

Despite Pakistan being an investor’s nightmare, China has entered Pakistan in a big way. Why?

Several reasons have been cited by international experts. Some say China wants to encircle India. Some others opine that China wants to rapidly develop its ‘isolated’ western part. It is also thought that China wants to secure its energy and communications lines in the event of a lockdown of the Malacca Strait.

But amidst all this, one vital question lingers. Why Pakistan?

If we analyze closely, keeping in view China’s internal politics and history, a different picture emerges as to why Pakistan was chosen by China to be the “Fulcrum” of its One Belt One Road (OBOR) policy.

The answer for the above question simply put, is that China has chosen Pakistan for OBOR in order to “stabilize its demographic imbalance”. Confused? Let us elaborate.

Since the 1970s, China has aggressively implemented a “One Child Policy” (OCP). Because of OCP, married couples in China had to bring up only one child. They were provided incentives for that. In case of flouting the norm, they were punished. Not physically, but economically. The second child had to be brought up with the family’s own resources. And the government did not provide any subsidy for the “extra” child’s social costs. And Chinese society (like most Asian societies) is a male-offspring obsessed society. It is estimated that in the 35 years since its implementation, China prevented 400 million additional births. And most of the prevented births were that of female offsprings. Recently China relaxed its OCP. It did that for a reason. China now has 30 million men of marriageable age, who will never find a bride. And 30 million is a big number. 30 million is the population of many European/African nations. Imagine 30 million male youths; raging to release testosterone. They can cause unprecedented havoc, law and order problems and societal catastrophe.

How do you manage these 30 million men? The Chinese military is only 2.5 million strong. And it is not wise to use the military to police an internal demographic imbalance. Studies have also pointed out that most of these 30 million men who will not get a bride will belong to the lower economic classes i.e. those who cannot afford to sustain a family.

Now, what if you can employ that 30 million men and keep them busy in building a life? It will be even better if you can send them outside your borders. In this way, you will bring down the demographic pressure. Better still, if most of those 30 million men who go outside China, marry non–Chinese girls. Enter Pakistan. China’s problem solved.

A demographic analysis by this author shows that the number of Pakistani girls of reproductive age (15 – 39) is around 29 million (as per the latest publicly available census figures). And the numbers fit. Even if a few million Chinese men marry outside China, it will be to Pakistani girls. The demographic pressure in China will be that much reduced.

Several thousand Chinese workers are now in Pakistan as part of Phase I plan of the CPEC. Already, Chinese workers have begun to assert their alpha-male status in Pakistani society. It is evident from reports of a recent incident in Pakistan, where Chinese workers of CPEC beat up Pakistani police authorities when they were prevented from visiting nearby red-light districts.

Chinese workers beat up police officers because they were not allowed to visit a local ‘red light’ area.

Some other reports on social media have showed that Chinese men are already marrying young Pakistani (especially tribal) girls in large numbers. With one Chinese Yuan equaling 18 Pakistani Rupees, an average daily wage Chinese worker will have 18 times more purchasing power than an average Pakistani. And ‘Mahr’ (dowry paid by the groom to bride’s family) being practiced in Pakistan (as a Muslim society), Chinese workers will find it easier to marry Pakistani girls than Chinese ones. If this fact is analyzed along with recent news items where Uighur wives of Pakistani men disappeared, it appears that the Chinese government may indeed follow this strategy. China doesn’t want its women/girls to marry Pakistani men (evident by the ‘Uighur wives Disappearances’).

But it may be covertly encouraging its male workers to seek out and marry Pakistani women. All this, with the greater goal is stabilizing its demographically imbalanced society. Because, if stability is not maintained, it will be the undoing of the communist party rule in China. These 30 million men can cause so much chaos in Chinese society so as to instigate rebellion and cause insurrection against the all-powerful Chinese communist party. Probably that is the reason Xi Jinping was made ruler for life. Things inside China are perhaps so unstable that the Chinese powers that be are unsure that a peaceful transition of power will take place in the next term.

Now what will happen to the Pakistani men, whose women counterparts are poached away by Chinese men?

If a few million Chinese men marry Pakistani girls, will there not be an imbalance in Pakistani society?

Probably China has plans for that too. For this we should look at the Falun Gong sect in China. The Falun Gong sect was persecuted by the Chinese government. Falun Gong is a modern Chinese spiritual practice that combines meditation and exercises with a moral philosophy centered on truthfulness and compassion. There were forced disappearances of a large number of Falun Gong members. It is said that those disappeared members were harvested for their organs. The study was done by David Kilgour and David Matas and published as “An Independent Investigation into Allegations of Organ Harvesting of Falun Gong Practitioners in China”

An estimated one hundred thousand organ transplants occur in China annually. But the sources of all those organs have not been explained by the Chinese Government. With recent reports that Pakistan’s former General-cum-President had sold 4,000 people to foreign nations, we can guess what might happen in the future. Corrupt Pakistani politicians and Army Generals will “sell” unmarried young men to the Chinese market for organ harvesting. Pakistani Punjabi youth ‘disappearing’ may soon be a new development (although Pashtuns, Minority and Balochi youth are already disappearing in the thousands).

A VERY BRILLIANT STRATEGY INDEED!!

China has, in the garb of OBOR, convinced Pakistan of CPEC (paid for by Pakistan in the long-term). The hundreds of projects that China has envisaged for CPEC will employ Chinese workers on a massive scale. And most of CPEC is construction work done by daily wage laborers of China who belong to the lower economic classes and are unmarried men. We now see that colonies of Chinese workers are coming up across the thousand odd Kilometers of CPEC by the dozen. Not only that; these China towns are catered to by Chinese businesses. These Chinese businesses import everything from alcohol to pork and automobiles to needle pins from China. Thus, it is ensured that CPEC will continue creating jobs for the Chinese youth. The Chinese workers who are now pouring into Pakistan in the hundreds of thousands are part of those 30 million men resulting from the demographic imbalance of the one child policy.

OBOR will make China not only a dominant world power but will also solve many of its internal problems. It will help China develop its impoverished western provinces. It will provide employment to a large Chinese workforce, mostly from its lower economic strata. At the same time, it will doubtless provide brides to the frustrated Chinese workers. Another added plus will be that a new market for ‘organ harvesting’ for China will possibly open up in Pakistan.

In the coming days, Pakistan may turn out to be a Brides and Organs providing ‘factory’ for the Chinese Behemoth. And the best bargain for China is that all of this will be at the Pakistanis’ cost. Paid for and bought by Pakistan. Hook, line and sinker.

Christian Missionaries in Cahoots with Urban Naxalites


By: Sudarsh V

The careful observation would show that the Christian missionaries are funding Naxals, their urban friends, to ‘Break India’. ‘Breaking India’ is the first step towards their avowed mission of transforming this seemingly ‘Hindu India’ into the ‘Christian India’!

It is often said that the West has four wings of the armed forces-The Army, Airforce, Navy and the Church. Several security analysts and officials say that the problem being posed by the Christian missionaries is immense. Like Islamic terrorism which is a more open threat, the threat posed by a large section of missionaries is veiled, but extremely dangerous.

The book Breaking India, by Rajiv Malhotra, an NRI from the US explores this issue in detail. The book written after 5 years of extensive research speaks about a Western project to break India into small independent Christian countries.

Officials say that the missionaries are bound to get even more desperate now. The crackdown on foreign funding has hit them hard and they are rattled. Former officer with the Research and Analysis Wing, Amar Bhushan tells Oneindia that the missionaries are rattled as the funding is squeezed. This has resulted in a no-show where conversions and stage managed protests are concerned.

Break-India :

The aim of the missionaries is to exploit the existing fault-lines along religion, caste, community, language, ethinicity and race. Exploiting the faultiness there have been conversion factories that have been set up.

The aim is to create hatred and divide the dominant non-converted community. There have been several instances especially in the north-eastern states where an armed struggle has been created to achieve the cause. It took a while for the Indian government to realise how deep-rooted this problem was. At first these agitations and armed struggles were viewed as a political or law and order problem. However it has come to light that this is part of a larger conspiracy hatched abroad.

It is not just staging armed struggles or protests, but the 24/7 conversion factories achieve their goals through various means. Many Hindus who have converted to Christianity were brainwashed into believing that Christianity is a superior religion. An effective propaganda was also run to make Hinduism appear evil.

Funding naxalites and their urban friends :

As part of the larger conspiracy the missionaries have been funding the naxalites, leftist thinkers especially in the main-stream English media. Many write ups have appeared in which it is made too look as though Hinduism is nothing but a religion of superstition. Articles blaming Hinduism for all the evils in society have also surfaced several times.

The aim is to spread an anti-Hindu propaganda and also to ensure that the native culture and tradition is rejected. Funding the naxalites is also a large part of the agenda. The missionaries benefit largely from the violence and under the garb of setting up relief camps, a huge conversion exercise is undertaken.

Funding comes in various forms. Foreign funding forms bulk of the amount and there are dedicated Churches abroad to oversee this. Collecting big donations in convent schools are also part of the exercise. Funding through allied businesses such as driving schools, computer institutes, de-addiction centres and vocational training institutes too have been found. However a large part of the funding has always been through NGOs.

Funds have also been raised through militant outfits and naxalites. Extortion, national tax as has been seen in Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh are some examples of this. Income raised through illegal mining, tree felling and the money raised through drug trade have also found its way into the coffers of the missionaries.

Beware of the urban Naxal :

Amar Bhushan says that following the crackdown on NGOs, there has been a massive fund squeeze. These missionaries and naxalites along with their urban friends are bound to get desperate. They would look at all possible ways to break India, he also adds.

The urban naxalites in my opinion are most dangerous, Bhushan says. These are the ones who do not let the government go after the naxalites in the jungles. When Chidambaram had taken over as the Home Minister, he said that the naxals are our first rank enemies. Whatever their might may be, we will finish them, he had said. However within six months the approach changed with there being a huge uproar. This is what I mean when I say that the urban naxals do not let the government go after their friends in the jungle, Amar Bhushan also adds.

Bhushan says that the existing dispensation in the Centre has adopted a non -nonsense approach to the problem. It is clear that the naxals are a rattled lot. The way in which they used the Dalits in protests recently for a better appeal is proof of the same, he also added.

Taking the fight to the naxals is not easy. They are being chased in Bihar and Chattisgarh. This government according to me will break the back of the naxalites. However I must add that if the current dispensation does not come back to power in 2019, then I see the naxal movement bouncing back in a big way.

http://www.defencenews.in/article.aspx?id=558778

India – The World Leader of Exports!


Borrowed with thanks from ‘Know Your Bhārat’

Bhārata was a world leader in exports even as late as 1700s. The following is the story of what caused the decline of Bhārata.

Economically, Bhārata was the world leader upto 1800. The British broke Bhārata’s back and reduced Bhārata to a poor and hungry country. We need to understand this in detail.

It is important for two reasons. Firstly, Bhārat as an economic giant was enslaved and it’s industries were closed by brute force. Several thriving industries were shut, as a result of which invaluable technology was lost. Crores of people were brought to penury and killed by various means. When the stage reached where they could no longer extract any revenue out of us, we were granted freedom.

Secondly, this tale – this information – of loot and economic collapse has been denied to Bhāratīyās, as a result of which we don’t even know that we were a true global leader in all respects. Instead of working with a goal to reclaim that pristine position, Bhāratīyas are today ignorantly chasing foreign countries as their ideal.

It’s important that the country makes a course correction and chases the right goal. We were not dethroned by competition. We were dethroned by deceit, cruelty and were pushed off the cliff. It’s our duty to reclaim that position, as we owe it to our ancestors.

It is wisely said, “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”

There were two important discoveries that changed the narrative for the good in respect of Bharat.

One of the earliest such discovery was the text “Periplus of the Erythraean Sea” that is believed to be written around the 1st Centure CE and presents a firsthand description by someone familiar with this area and is nearly unique in providing accurate insights into what the ancient European world knew about the lands around the Indian Ocean.

The document records direct trade relations between Roman Egypt and Bhārat. At the time of its writing, the trade from ports of Egypt was conducted by ships up to 120 in number every year, setting sail to Bhārat, following the monsoon winds. Barygaza (modern Bharuch in Gujarat) and Muziris (in modern Kerala) feature prominently in the Periplus. The recent discovery of the port of Muziris, mentioned in the Periplus, in Kodungallur (Kērala), corroborates the records. Large hordes of Roman coins have been found in various places in Kerala and as far away as in Tamil Nāḍu, suggesting brisk Roman trade with Bhārat.

The Periplus apart from telling us about a direct trade route between Bhārat and Egypt, also suggests that Bhārat was a major international export hub since early centuries of the Common Era. The need to lower the cost of imports made the Romans to study the monsoon patterns, bypass the Arab intermediaries and establish direct trade contacts with the Bhāratīyās.

The second discovery was the Bakhshali manuscript. It was found in 1881, in the village of Bakhshali, Mardan (modern Pakistan). The manuscript was discovered by a villager while he was digging a stone enclosure. Along with the manuscript he also discovered an earthen lamp, a pencil and an earthen pot with perforated bottom. Having no formal training in archaeological excavation, much of the manuscript was lost while the villager pulled it out, from the enclosure. It was handed over to the assistant commissioner of Mardan and it eventually reached the Oxford University in 1902.

The manuscript is written in Shāradā script (Kāśmīr) and deals in mathematical subjects like algebra, geometry and mensuration. However, the most important discovery in the manuscript was the use of zero as a number. The carbon dating of the manuscript revealed that it dated to around 3rd Century CE. This disproved the popular belief that zero was used in Bhārat since 9th century. Read full article here:

https://bit.ly/2JX2sTF

Rigveda contains numerous references to navigational terms and shipping, like nau (boat), nāva (ship), navya (navigational stream), nāvya (sailor), aritrā (oar), aritrī (oarsman) etc., Vedic texts give three classifications for water routes viz., kulya or artificial waterways / canals routes, nadipatha or riverine routes, and varipatha or sea routes. For river traffic, the Rigveda mentions 90 navigable rivers!

There are references in Rig Veda to sea-vessels propelled by one-hundred oars and also equipped with wings (sails). A ship is also referred to as patanga ratha rathavi, patatri, pakśi – literally meaning winged chariot. Likewise there are references to śatāpada meaning vessel with hundred oars as well as śatārita meaning one with thousand oars! Imagine the size of those ships thousands of years ago!

Rigveda mentions about Aśvins carrying out rescue operation of Bhujya whose ship was wrecked on the sea and brought him to the shore in their hundred-oared boat after voyaging for three days and three nights. Read this part of the Rig-Veda:

The Śatapatha Brāhmaṇa talks of Ratnākara and Mahādadhī, which have been renamed by British as Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengāl. Don’t you think the independent Bhārata should restore these original names of our great seas?

Please see the trade routes of ancient Bharat at the resource linked here:

https://easyzoom.com/imageaccess/ec482e04c2b240d4969c14156bb6836f

This shows the trade routes around 11th century across the globe. Here’s what it has to tell about Bhārat:

In India, which has always had a central role in Afro-Eurasian trade as being the main producer of exotic goods and spices, was also on the rise. Especially in the southern part of India, the Chola Kingdom started to expand ever more until finally reaching as far as Sumatra. They were a conquering as well as a commercial kingdom, establishing factories and trading networks wherever they conquered and settled.

Bhāratīya Scholars like Sanjeev Sanyal have opined that the map doesn’t present the full picture of Bhārat’s trade routes. Link to this article is here:

https://m.imgur.com/MsXaOdV

Teak Wood of Malabār region (Keraḷa) must have been in special demand, as logs of teak wood were cut on Malabār coast and shipped to Persian Gulf in vessels large enough to carry them. According to Zénaïde Alexeïevna Ragozin, who wrote on civilizations in ancient times, in the ruins of 3000 BC in one site in Mesopotamia (present day Iraq), a piece of Bhāratīya Teak has been found. This evidence is exceptionally conclusive because the teak wood was grown only in Bhārat. She suspects that the said teak wood must have been exported out of Malabār.

It is reported that in an old Babylonian list of clothes dating back to period around 3000 BCE, the word ‘Sindhu’ has been used for muslin (light weight cotton). It is the clearest proof that there was a trade between Babylon and people who spoke Aryan dialect, as the muslin was simply named after the name of the country that exported it.

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By: Commander V. K. Jaitly

नौका विज्ञान विश्व को भारत ने दिया। भारत का एक बहुत बड़ा और वैज्ञानिक “निषाद समाज “जिसे अंग्रेज़ो ने कूटनीति से आज नौका विज्ञान से विमुख कर दिया है।
दरसल बात ऐसी है की आजादी के 300 साल पहले भारत दुनिया भारत से संपर्क और व्यापार स्थापित किए हुआ था। लेकिन जब अंग्रेज़ो का भारत पर अधिकार हुआ तो उन्होने भारत के एक सेतु को तोड़ दिया जो भारत के व्यापार की नीव था उन्होने एक कानून बनाया जिसे काला कानून कहते है।
काला कानून- समिति के सदस्यों में परस्पर मतभेद होने पर भी इस रपट के आधार पर सन्‌ १८१४ में एक कानून पास किया, जिसके अनुसार भारतीय खलासियों को व्रिटिश नाविक बनने का अधिकार नहीं रहा। व्रिटिश जहाजों पर भी कम-से कम तीन चौथाई अंग्रेज खलासी रखना अनिवार्य कर दिया गया। लंदन के बंदरगाह में किसी ऐसे जहाज को घुसने का अधिकार नहीं रहा, जिसका स्वामी कोई व्रिटिश न हो और यह नियम बना दिया गया कि इंग्लैण्ड में अंग्रेजों द्वारा बनाए हुए जहाजों में ही बाहर से माल इंग्लैण्ड आ सकेगा।

कई कारणों से इस कानून को कार्यान्वित करने में ढिलाई हुई, पर सन्‌ १८६३ से इसकी पूरी पाबंदी होने लगी। भारत में भी ऐसे कायदे-कानून बनाए गए जिससे यहां की प्राचीन नौ-निर्माण कला का अन्त हो जाए। भारतीय जहाजों पर लदे हुए माल की चुंगी बढ़ा दी गई और इस तरह उनको व्यापार से अलग करने का प्रयत्न किया गया। सर विलियम डिग्वी ने ठीक ही लिखा है कि ‘पाश्चात्य संसार की रानी ने इस तरह प्राप्च सागर की रानी का वध कर डाला।‘ संक्षेप में भारतीय नौ-निर्माण कला को नष्ट करने की यही कहानी है।

संस्कृति के प्रचार के निमित्त या नए स्थानों पर व्यापार के निमित्त दुनिया के देशों में भारतीयों का आना-जाना था। कौण्डिन्य समुद्र पार कर दक्षिण पूर्व एशिया पहुंचे। मैक्सिको के यूकाटान प्रांत में जवातुको नामक स्थान पर प्राप्त सूर्य मंदिर के शिलालेख में महानाविक वुसुलिन के शक संवत्‌ ८८५ में पहुंचने का उल्लेख मिलता है।

गुजरात के लोथल में हुई खुदाई में ध्यान में आता है कि ई. पूर्व २४५० के आस-पास बने बंदरगाह द्वारा इजिप्त के साथ सीधा सामुद्रिक व्यापार होता था। २४५० ई.पू. से २३५० ई.पू. तक छोटी नावें इस बंदरगाह पर आती थीं। बाद में बड़े जहाजों के लिए आवश्यक रचनाएं खड़ी की गएं तथा नगर रचना भी हुई।

प्राचीन काल से अर्वाचीन काल तक के नौ निर्माण कला का उल्लेख प्रख्यात बौद्ध संशोधक भिक्षु चमनलाल ने अपनी पुस्तक ‘हिन्दू अमेरिका‘ में किया है। इसी प्रकार सन्‌ १९५० में कल्याण के हिन्दू संस्कृति अंक में गंगा शंकर मिश्र ने भी विस्तार से इस इतिहास को लिखा है।

भारतवर्ष के प्राचीन वाङ्गमय वेद, रामायण, महाभारत, पुराण आदि में जहाजों का उल्लेख आता है। जैसे बाल्मीकि रामायण के अयोध्या कांड में ऐसी बड़ी नावों का उल्लेख आता है जिसमें सैकड़ों योद्धा सवार रहते थे:

नावां शतानां पञ्चानां
कैवर्तानां शतं शतम।
सन्नद्धानां तथा यूनान्तिष्ठक्त्वत्यभ्यचोदयत्‌॥

अर्थात्‌-सैकड़ों सन्नद्ध जवानों से भरी पांच सौ नावों को सैकड़ों निषाद प्रेरित करते हैं:

इसी प्रकार महाभारत में यंत्र-चालित नाव का वर्णन मिलता है:

सर्ववातसहां नावं यंत्रयुक्तां पताकिनीम्‌।

अर्थात्‌-यंत्र पताका युक्त नाव, जो सभी प्रकार की हवाओं को सहने वाली है।

कौटिलीय अर्थशास्त्र में राज्य की ओर से नावों के पूरे प्रबंध के संदर्भ में जानकारी मिलती है। ५वीं सदी में हुए वारहमिहिर कृत ‘बृहत्‌ संहिता‘ तथा ११वीं सदी के राजा भोज कृत ‘युक्ति कल्पतरु‘ में जहाज निर्माण पर प्रकाश डाला गया है।

नौका विशेषज्ञ भोज चेतावनी देते हैं कि नौका में लोहे का प्रयोग न किया जाए, क्योंकि संभव है समुद्री चट्टानों में कहीं चुम्बकीय शक्ति हो। तब वह उसे अपनी ओर खींचेगी, जिससे जहाज को खतरा हो सकता है।

नौकाओं के प्रकार- ‘हिन्दू अमेरिका‘ (पृ.३५७) के अनुसार ‘युक्ति कल्पतरु‘ ग्रंथ में नौका शास्त्र का विस्तार से वर्णन है। नौकाओं के प्रकार, उनका आकार, नाम आदि का विश्लेषण किया गया है –

(१) सामान्य-वे नौकाएं, जो साधारण नदियों में चल सकें।

(२) विशेष-जिनके द्वारा समुद्र यात्रा की जा सके।

उत्कृष्ट निर्माण-कल्याण (हिन्दू संस्कृति अंक-१९५०) में नौका की सजावट का सुंदर वर्णन आता है। चार श्रंग (मस्तूल) वाली नौका सफेद, तीन श्रृग वाली लाल, दो श्रृंग वाली पीली तथा एक श्रं◌ृग वाली को नीला रंगना चाहिए।

नौका मुख-नौका की आगे की आकृति यानी नौका का मुख सिंह, महिष, सर्प, हाथी, व्याघ्र, पक्षी, मेढ़क आदि विविध आकृतियों के आधार पर बनाने का वर्णन है।

भारत पर मुस्लिम आक्रमण ७वीं सदी में प्रारंभ हुआ। उस काल में भी भारत में बड़े-बड़े जहाज बनते थे। मार्क‌ो पोलो तेरहवीं सदी में भारत में आया। वह लिखता है ‘जहाजों में दोहरे तख्तों की जुड़ाई होती थी, लोहे की कीलों से उनको मजबूत बनाया जाता था और उनके सुराखों को एक प्रकार की गोंद में भरा जाता था। इतने बड़े जहाज होते थे कि उनमें तीन-तीन सौ मल्लाह लगते थे। एक-एक जहाज पर ३ से ४ हजार तक बोरे माल लादा जा सकता था। इनमें रहने के लिए ऊपर कई कोठरियां बनी रहती थीं, जिनमें सब तरह के आराम का प्रबंध रहता था। जब पेंदा खराब होने लगता तब उस पर लकड़ी की एक नयी तह को जड़ लिया जाता था। इस तरह कभी-कभी एक के ऊपर एक ६ तह तक लगायी जाती थी।‘

१५वीं सदी में निकोली कांटी नामक यात्री भारत आया। उसने लिखा कि ‘भारतीय जहाज हमारे जहाजों से बहुत बड़े होते हैं। इनका पेंदा तिहरे तख्तों का इस प्रकार बना होता है कि वह भयानक तूफानों का सामना कर सकता है। कुछ जहाज ऐसे बने होते हैं कि उनका एक भाग बेकार हो जाने पर बाकी से काम चल जाता है।‘

बर्थमा नामक यात्री लिखता है ‘लकड़ी के तख्तों की जुड़ाई ऐसी होती है कि उनमें जरा सा भी पानी नहीं आता। जहाजों में कभी दो पाल सूती कपड़े के लगाए जाते हैं, जिनमें हवा खूब भर सके। लंगर कभी-कभी पत्थर के होते थे। ईरान से कन्याकुमारी तक आने में आठ दिन का समय लग जाता था।‘ समुद्र के तटवर्ती राजाओं के पास जहाजों के बड़े-बड़े बेड़े रहते थे। डा. राधा कुमुद मुकर्जी ने अपनी ‘इंडियन शिपिंग‘ नामक पुस्तक में भारतीय जहाजों का बड़ा रोचक एवं सप्रमाण इतिहास दिया है।

क्या वास्को डिगामा ने भारत आने का मार्ग खोजा? अंग्रेजों ने एक भ्रम और व्याप्त किया कि वास्को डिगामा ने समुद्र मार्ग से भारत आने का मार्ग खोजा। यह सत्य है कि वास्कोडिगामा भारत आया था, पर वह कैसे आया इसके यथार्थ को हम जानेंगे तो स्पष्ट होगा कि वास्तविकता क्या है? प्रसिद्ध पुरातत्ववेता पद्मश्री डा. विष्णु श्रीधर वाकणकर ने बताया कि मैं अभ्यास के लिए इंग्लैण्ड गया था। वहां एक संग्रहालय में मुझे वास्को डिगामा की डायरी के संदर्भ में बताया गया। इस डायरी में वास्को डिगामा ने वह भारत कैसे आया, इसका वर्णन किया है। वह लिखता है, जब उसका जहाज अफ्र्ीका में जंजीबार के निकट आया तो मेरे से तीन गुना बड़ा जहाज मैंने देखा। तब एक अफ्र्ीकन दुभाषिया लेकर वह उस जहाज के मालिक से मिलने गया। जहाज का मालिक चंदन नाम का एक गुजराती व्यापारी था, जो भारतवर्ष से चीड़ व सागवान की लकड़ी तथा मसाले लेकर वहां गया था और उसके बदले में हीरे लेकर वह कोचीन के बंदरगाह आकार व्यापार करता था। वास्को डिगामा जब उससे मिलने पहुंचा तब वह चंदन नाम का व्यापारी सामान्य वेष में एक खटिया पर बैठा था। उस व्यापारी ने वास्को डिगामा से पूछा, कहां जा रहे हो? वास्को डिगामा ने कहा- हिन्दुस्थान घूमने जा रहा हूं। तो व्यापारी ने कहा मैं कल जा रहा हूं, मेरे पीछे-पीछे आ जाओ।‘ इस प्रकार उस व्यापारी के जहाज का अनुगमन करते हुए वास्को डिगामा भारत पहुंचा। स्वतंत्र देश में यह यथार्थ नयी पीढ़ी को बताया जाना चाहिए था परन्तु दुर्भाग्य से यह नहीं हुआ। (उदयन इंदुरकर-दृष्टकला साधक- पृ. ३२)

उपर्युक्त वर्णन पढ़कर मन में विचार आ सकता है कि नौका निर्माण में भारत इतना प्रगत देश था तो फिर आगे चलकर यह विद्या लुप्त क्यों हुई? इस दृष्टि से अंग्रेजों के भारत में आने और उनके राज्य काल में योजनापूर्वक भारतीय नौका उद्योग को नष्ट करने के इतिहास के बारे में जानना जरूरी है। उस इतिहास का वर्णन करते हुए श्री गंगा शंकर मिश्र कल्याण के हिन्दू संस्कृति अंक (१९५०) में लिखते हैं-

‘पाश्चात्यों का जब भारत से सम्पर्क हुआ तब वे यहां के जहाजों को देखकर चकित रह गए। सत्रहवीं शताब्दी तक यूरोपीय जहाज अधिक से अधिक ६ सौ टन के थे, परन्तु भारत में उन्होंने ‘गोघा‘ नामक ऐसे बड़े-बड़े जहाज देखे जो १५ सौ टन से भी अधिक के होते थे। यूरोपीय कम्पनियां इन जहाजों को काम में लाने लगीं और हिन्दुस्थानी कारीगरों द्वारा जहाज बनवाने के लिए उन्होंने कई कारखाने खोल लिए। सन्‌ १८११ में लेफ्टिनेंट वाकर लिखता है कि ‘व्रिटिश जहाजी बेड़े के जहाजों की हर बारहवें वर्ष मरम्मत करानी पड़ती थी। परन्तु सागौन के बने हुए भारतीय जहाज पचास वर्षों से अधिक समय तक बिना किसी मरम्मत के काम देते थे।‘ ‘ईस्ट इण्डिया कम्पनी‘ के पास ‘दरिया दौलत‘ नामक एक जहाज था, जो ८७ वर्षों तक बिना किसी मरम्मत के काम देता रहा। जहाजों को बनाने में शीशम, साल और सागौन-तीनों लकड़ियां काम में लायी जाती थीं।

सन्‌ १८११ में एक फ्र्ांसीसी यात्री वाल्टजर सालविन्स अपनी ‘ले हिन्दू‘ नामक पुस्तक में लिखता है कि ‘प्राचीन समय में नौ-निर्माण कला में हिन्दू सबसे आगे थे और आज भी वे इसमें यूरोप को पाठ पढ़ा सकते हैं। अंग्रेजों ने, जो कलाओं के सीखने में बड़े चतुर होते हैं, हिन्दुओं से जहाज बनाने की कई बातें सीखीं। भारतीय जहाजों में सुन्दरता तथा उपयोगिता का बड़ा अच्छा योग है और वे हिन्दुस्थानियों की कारीगरी और उनके धैर्य के नमूने हैं।‘ बम्बई के कारखाने में १७३६ से १८६३ तक ३०० जहाज तैयार हुए, जिनमें बहुत से इंग्लैण्ड के ‘शाही बेड़े‘ में शामिल कर लिए गए। इनमें ‘एशिया‘ नामक जहाज २२८९ टन का था और उसमें ८४ तोपें लगी थीं। बंगाल में हुगली, सिल्हट, चटगांव और ढाका आदि स्थानों पर जहाज बनाने के कारखाने थे। सन्‌ १७८१ से १८२१ तक १,२२,६९३ टन के २७२ जहाज केवल हुगली में तैयार हुए थे।

अंग्रेजों की कुटिलता देखें। व्रिटेन के जहाजी व्यापारी भारतीय नौ-निर्माण कला का यह उत्कर्ष सहन न कर सके और वे ‘ईस्ट इण्डिया कम्पनी‘ पर भारतीय जहाजों का उपयोग न करने के लिए दबाने बनाने लगे। सन्‌ १८११ में कर्नल वाकर ने आंकड़े देकर यह सिद्ध किया कि ‘भारतीय जहाजों‘ में बहुत कम खर्च पड़ता है और वे बड़े मजबूत होते हैं। यदि व्रिटिश बेड़े में केवल भारतीय जहाज ही रखे जाएं तो बहुत बचत हो सकती है।‘ जहाज बनाने वाले अंग्रेज कारीगरों तथा व्यापारियों को यह बात बहुत खटकी। डाक्टर टेलर लिखता है कि ‘जब हिन्दुस्थानी माल से लदा हुआ हिन्दुस्थानी जहाज लंदन के बंदरगाह पर पहुंचा, तब जहाजों के अंग्रेज व्यापारियों में ऐसी घबराहट मची जैसा कि आक्रमण करने के लिए टेम्स नदी में शत्रुपक्ष के जहाजी बेड़े को देखकर भी न मचती।‘

लंदन बंदरगाह के कारीगरों ने सबसे पहले हो-हल्ला मचाया और कहा कि ‘हमारा सब काम चौपट हो जाएगा और हमारे कुटुम्ब भूखों मर जाएंगे।‘ ‘ईस्ट इण्डिया कम्पनी‘ के ‘बोर्ड ऑफ डायरेक्टर्स‘ (निदेशक-मण्डल) ने लिखा कि हिन्दुस्थानी खलासियों ने यहां आने पर जो हमारा सामाजिक जीवन देखा, उससे भारत में यूरोपीय आचरण के प्रति जो आदर और भय था, नष्ट हो गया। अपने देश लौटने पर हमारे सम्बंध में वे जो बुरी बातें फैलाएंगे, उसमें एशिया निवासियों में हमारे आचरण के प्रति जो आदर है तथा जिसके बल पर ही हम अपना प्रभुत्व जमाए बैठे हैं, नष्ट हो जाएगा और उसका प्रभाव बड़ा हानिकर होगा।‘ इस पर व्रिटिश संसद ने सर राबर्ट पील की अध्यक्षता में एक समिति नियुक्त की।

 

Nation Wants to Know Why Tanvi Seth was Issued Passport in Tearing Hurry?


By: Parmanand Pandey, Advocate, Supreme Court (General Secretary IPC)
   Can anyone be converted from one religion to the other within five minutes of heated exchange of words? This is well-nigh impossible, but it is what a couple – Tanvi Seth and her husband Anas Siddiqui – makes us believe, that too, after 12 years of their marriage. The lady Tanvi Seth has alleged that an official of the Lucknow’s Regional Passport Office has insulted her by asking humiliating questions about her Hindu name and he wanted her husband to convert to Hinduism. Anybody will say in the first blush that it is not only absurd but also smacks of the blackmailing by the lady and her husband.
   Lo and behold! what is even more disturbing is that within 24 hours of her raising the communal hue and cry, the Passport Officer called the couple, offered them tea and handed over her passport with all humility and respect. This has been done because she tweeted the External Affairs Minister narrating the story of her predicament.
   But if there is even a shred of truth in what she has told about the issuing of the Passport, then the MEA owes an explanation to the country as to why she was given the passport without comprehensive enquiry into her allegations? And if any enquiry, at all, was done, then why was it not made known to the country because it is highly sensitive matter in the communally fragile atmosphere?
   Does this lady want the passport officials to be so naive as not to ask any questions about the discrepancies in her application form?
   The couple had shown the NOIDA address as the proof of their residence then why did she seek passport from the Lucknow office? The way this lady and her husband took the sky on their heads speaks about their criminal bent of mind. Anybody could see through that there was total black at the bottom of their statements. If the lady wanted to retain her Hindu name, she would not have used her Muslim name at other places, where she had worked.
There are many instances where women and men have not changed their names even after their conversion from one religion to the other but in this case, the story is altogether different which reeks to the high heaven. What explanation does she have to apply for the passport in the name of Tanvi Seth when her name in the voter id card is Tanvi Anas, in the Aadhar Card she is Tanvi Anas Siddiqui and in the Nikahnama her name is Sadia Anas Siddiqui?
   Does it not amply expose her disingenuousness for fraud and cheating?
   What is even more disturbing is that this lady works with a multinational company Dell and earlier she had applied for H1 VISA to work in the US. In her old passport, her name is Sadia Anas Siddiqui and that perhaps was the reason that Visa was rejected.
   After 9/11 the United States and other western countries have become very sensitive towards the Muslims in the granting VISA because they (Muslims) do not believe in assimilation and adjustment. They try to maintain their distinct identity and create problems for the host country. This has been vouchsafed in the books of the famous writer Ayaan Hirsi Ali (a born Muslim herself) that Muslims all over the world tell lies and give false statements for availing the VISA and refugee status in all countries of Europe, America, Australia and Canada.
   The conduct and the behaviour of this lady and her husband are reprehensible. She left no stone unturned to vitiate the social atmosphere by injecting the toxic of communalism through her tweets by playing the victim card. She and her husband both are well educated and there is no reason to believe that they have done it innocently.
   It was obviously done with a deliberate design and mischief for blackmailing. Therefore, this case must be thoroughly enquired into to reach to the bottom of the truth.
   External Affairs Minister must also tell the country if it was not succumbing to the intimidation of the fraud couple, then why there was tearing hurry in issuing her passport within 24 hours, that too, without enquiring the matter and telling the country the truth?
   This is a serious matter and its gravity demands that the Government of India must inquire into it and tell the truth to the nation.
राम तिवारी

नाम पासपोर्ट अप्लीकेशन पर – तन्वी सेठ
नाम वोटर आईडी पर – तन्वी अनस
नाम आधार कार्ड पर – तन्वी अनस सिद्दीकी
नाम निकाहनामा पर – सादिया अनस सिद्दीकी

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अनस, अगर आपकी पत्नी का नंबर साक्षात्कार में काउंटर नंबर C-5 पर आपसे पहले आया तो आसमान सिर पे क्यों टूट पड़ा ? अपनी बारी के लिए आप 10-5 मिनिट इंतज़ार नहीं कर सकते ? राजे रजवाड़े नवाब सुल्तान मंत्री सीएम पीएम हो आप ? हो क्या आप जो आपको वीआईपी ट्रीटमेंट मिले सरकारी कार्यालयों में ?क्या इसलिए कि आप मुस्लिम हैं ?

अब लौट के आइये काउंटर नंबर C-5 पर। C-5 के ऑफिसर विकास मिश्रा ने दस्तावेजों की जांच में पाया कि तन्वी सेठ के सभी दस्तावेजों में उनका मूल नाम ‘तन्वी सेठ’ ही दर्ज है किंतु तन्वी सेठ के निकाहनामे में उनका नाम कुछ और दर्ज है। सोचा शायद शादी/निकाह के वक़्त तन्वी ने कोई मुस्लिम नाम बदला होगा। यह एक सामान्य समझ की बात है। भारत में शादी से पहले किसी भी महिला के दस्तावेजों में उसके पिता की जाति/गोत्र दर्ज होती है; अभिभावक में पिता का नाम दर्ज होता है; किंतु शादी के बाद बनने वाले सरकारी दस्तावेजों में लड़की की गोत्र/जाति ससुराल की लगती है; पिता की जगह दस्तावेजों में पति का नाम दर्ज होता है।

तन्वी सेठ अपना पासपोर्ट ‘तन्वी सेठ’ के नाम से बनवाना चाहती थी जबकि पेश दस्तावेजों के मुताबिक निकाहनामे के दस्तावेजों में उनका नाम कुछ और दर्ज है।

तन्वी सेठ के दस्तावेजों की इसी टेक्निकल प्रॉब्लम की वजह से काउंटर नंबर C-5 के अधिकारी विकास मिश्रा ने उनके दस्तावेजों को खारिज करते हुए पासपोर्ट बनाना रद्द कर दिया।

हो सकता है कि अधिकारी ने यह कहा हो कि यदि आपको हिन्दू नाम से पासपोर्ट बनवाना था तो शादी हिन्दू रीति-रिवाज से करनी थी और निकाह की जगह फेरे लेने थे – विकास मिश्रा ने ऐसा कहा या नहीं मुझे मालूम नहीं। लेकिन तन्वी सेठ के विकास मिश्रा पे लगाए अशिष्टाचार के आरोपों के आधार पर मैं इस नतीजे पर पहुंचता हूँ कि यदि यह कहा भी तो क्या गलत कहा पासपोर्ट अधिकारी विकास मिश्रा ने ?

तन्वी सिद्दीकी और अनस सिद्दीकी ने वहीं चीख-पुकार स्टार्ट कर दिया। पति अनस सिद्दीकी के साथ मिल के मामले को जातीय मज़हवी रंग दिया। मैं मुस्लिम हूँ इस वजह से मेरे साथ भेदभाव हुआ है। विकास मिश्रा ने मेरे ऊपर मज़हबी फब्तियां कसते हुए मुझसे कहा तुमने हिन्दू से शादी क्यों नहीं की ?

तुरंत मिश्रा जी की शिकायत उच्च पासपोर्ट अधिकारी लखनऊ से की गई। विदेश मंत्री सुषमा बुआ को ट्वीट कर तन्वी सिद्दीकी ने आपत्ति दर्ज करवाई। ऊपर लिखी सारी बातें (मिश्रा जी से सम्बंधित) सुषमा जी को बताई गई।

सब जानते हैं कि सुषमा जी पाकिस्तान,अफगानिस्तान और मिडिल ईस्ट के मुसलमानों के भारत मे इलाज से लेकर उनके सभी हितों को लेकर कितनी मर्मज्ञ रही हैं!

आनन फानन में बिना किसी विभागीय जांच के विकास मिश्रा जी पर गाज गिरी। मिश्रा जी का आज यानी सिर्फ 24 घंटे में लखनऊ हेड ऑफीस से तबादला पासपोर्ट रीजनल ऑफीस गोरखपुर कर दिया गया, मिश्रा जी को कारण बताओ नोटिस जारी किया गया है।

मुख्य पासपोर्ट अधिकारी लखनऊ ने तन्वी सेठ और अनस सिद्दीकी को पासपोर्ट ऑफिस बुला के एक घण्टे में नया पासपोर्ट बना के दिया है।

मेरा सवाल है: क्या इस मुल्क में किसी हिन्दू दम्पति को इतनी फैसिलिटी मिल सकती है ? सिर्फ मज़हबी आधार पर नियमों को ताक पर रख कर एक क्लास वन ऑफिसर का तबादला, बगैर उसका पक्ष सुने कर दिया गया।

सिर्फ मज़हबी आधार पर तुष्टिकरण के चलते नियमों, दस्तावेजों और सच्चाई को ताक पर रख एक घण्टे में पासपोर्ट बनाया गया सिफॆ इसलिए कि अनस और तन्वी सेठ उर्फ तन्वी सिद्दकी मुसलमान हैं?

क्या भारत मे हिन्दू के रूप में जन्म लेना, घाटे का सौदा नहीं है ?

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