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Hyderabad: 2 burqa-clad women held for vandalising Goddess Durga idol in Navratri Pandal

Two Muslim women were detained on Tuesday for reportedly vandalising the idol of goddess Durga at a Navratri pandal in Hyderabad. The ladies barged into a pandal in the city’s Khairatabad locality and smashed a portion of the Durga statue, according to Hyderabad Police.

When a local tried to stop her, one of the ladies attacked him with a metallic tool. Locals apprehended both ladies and handed them over to the police.

DCP, Central Zone, Hyderabad, said, “In the morning we received a call that two ladies have tried to vandalize the mother Mary statue and later they also tried to vandalize the statue of Goddess Durga.” “One woman was also seen carrying a spanner and she tried to attack a local who tried to stop. However, locals caught both of them and handed them over to Saidabad police. We are trying to verify their details but they are behaving very weirdly. An investigation is underway,” the DCP further added.

The ladies also vandalised a statue of Mother Mary outside a nearby church, according to News 18. Damage to the idols and the lion sculptures adjacent to the idol was also visible in pictures from the site. The authorities are now trying to figure out who the women are and what motivated them to do this. There are no additional specifics concerning the event because the accused are not even disclosing their identities. Police are investigating if the crime was carried out with the intent of inflaming communal tensions in the area.

OpIndia recently reported how ahead of Durga Puja, unknown vandals smashed Durga idols at the Kashipur Sarbajanin Durga Temple in Mehendiganj Upazila in Barisal, Bangladesh. The leaders of Mehendiganj Puja Udjapon Parishad strongly condemned the incident and asked that those responsible face legal punishments. Nurunnabi, the Mehendiganj Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO), visited the site and gave orders to restore the temple so that it could be used for worship.

On September 8, Taufeeq Ahmed was arrested for allegedly damaging an idol of a deity at a Hindu temple in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. With a “tilak” on his forehead, Ahmed allegedly entered the temple gates and started smashing the idol of the deity while yelling “Jai Shri Ram.”

Source : OpIndia

When Sardar Patel Exposed the Nizam’s Outlook from his Own Works

It was the month of February 1949. The liberator of the state of Hyderábád, Sardár Pat̟el had come to the state.

When Nizám came and met him, Pat̟el urged him to forget the past and join hands to work for the good, for the welfare of all. In reply, Nizám started saying that this was the golden rule that had guided his rule as well. That he always worked for the welfare of all his subjects without discrimination. Hindús and Muslims were as dear to him as his two eyes. Pat̟el did not contradict him initially, but when Nizám began to repeat it, left with no other option, he called Menon, his secretary, and asked him to read out those lines from works written by the Nizám himself that truly reflected the philosophy of the Nizám.

The secretary immediately read out the following lines

“सलातीने सल्फ़ सब हो गए नज़रे अजल उस्माँ | मुसलमानों का तेरी सल्तनत से है निशां बाकी ||

All ancient ancestral empires have been lost to the sight of time, Osmán!

The mark of Musalmáns remains today only because of your sultanate.

            “बंद नाकूस हुआ सुन के नारए तकबीर ज़लज़ला आ ही गया रिश्तए जुन्नार पर”

The cries of ‘Alláho Akbar’ have silenced the blowing of the conch.

It is as if pralaya has descended upon those who wear the thread and tuft.

This was the true picture of the mind and heart of the Nizám.

Excerpt from the book : Liberation Struggle of Hyderabad, Some Unknown Pages

KTR Goes the Congress Way – Maligns the RSS on Hyderabad Liberation Day

  • Ayush Nadimpalli

As the battle of TRS party with the BJP in Telangana gains heat, the IT Minister of Telangana, Sri K Taraka Rama Rao who is also the son of the current Chief Minister did exactly what the Congress did for decades – bring in the RSS and try to malign it.

The Background

The people of Telangana, Hyderabad -Karnataka & Hyderabad-Maharashtra made enormous sacrifices to liberate Hyderabad and merge with Union of Bharat on 17th September 1948. There has been a great demand from the people to celebrate this day officially. The chief minister of Telangana, Sri K Chandrasekhar Rao has been under criticism for the last eight years for failing to celebrate this day officially.

This video shows how he somersaulted on the celebrations before and after coming to power. In the first part, he says the government must celebrated Sept 17th and after coming to power says, ” Let the BJP celebrate it on their offices if they wish to”.

The BJP central leadership this time took up the celebration of this cause in the entire state of Telangana. As a last minute effort to save face, the CM announced a three day celebration. Surely the TRS is facing the heat.

So what does the CM’s son , KTR do ?

He plays the oft repeated Congress trick of maligning the RSS. In this he emulates many Congress leaders. Dr. Manmohan Singh & Manish Tiwari did the exact same in 2013 .

A rejoinder to that is here : Sardar Patel, Nehru and the RSS ;

KTR in a tweet on 17th September 2022, writes this

Well, he does not quote the source of this. This was part of the correspondence between Sardar Patel the then Home Min & Dy PM and MS Guru Golwalkar , the then Sarsanghchalak of the RSS. The entire correspondence between them is quoted in the book “Justice on Trial” .

In the first part of the same letter, Sardar Patel writes

Now why does KTR leave out the above ? Does it behove of an Information Minister to quote only half of what the most respected political figure of that era wrote ? Is it not injustice to the Sardar ? It is the same Sardar Patel who wrote to Nehru on 27th Feb 1948 – ” Bapu’s murder was not the result of an RSS conspiracy “.

It is important to quote what Sardar himself said to the Muslims during that period in many speeches.

Does KTR have the honesty to quote this ?

Not only this, those were the days, when the partition happened, Hindus were large scale sufferers who were being hounded in East and West Pakistan. Who was there to take care of them ? The RSS . Not only that, well meaning people wrote and spoke about the contribution of the RSS in that period.

Bharat Ratna , Dr Bhagwan Das wrote on October 1, 1948: 

“I know for sure that RSS volunteers have informed Jawahar Lal Nehru and Sardar Patel well in advance about the plan of Muslim League under which the League had planned for armed rebellion and annihilating the Ministers of the Government of India and the senior officers, unfurl the Pakistani flag atop Lal Quilla, and establish their government in India.

“Had these patriotic and sincere youths not informed Nehru and Patel in time, the entire country today would have become Pakistan; lakhs of Hindus would have been butchered and more than that would have been converted to Islam forcibly and India would have become slave once again. What does it indicate? Clearly, it suggests that our government must utilize the nationalist power of lakhs of RSS swayamsevaks instead of subordinating it”.

End Note :

The TRS has been hobnobbing with the party AIMIM whose pre-Independence form was the MIM. The party was lead by Qasim Rizvi, the notorious leader of the Razakars. The Razakars were a two lakh strong private militia responsible for the massacre of Hindus. Being forced to celebrate September 17th this year, the TRS is now forced to make statements to keep the MIM happy by maligning the RSS. In this they have common ground with not only the MIM, Congress leadership but also Imran Khan Niazi of Pakistan.

Was hoisting the national flag in private property restricted as per Flag Code before 2002

Was hoisting the national flag in private property restricted before 2002 ?

The answer is Yes. In 1995 Navin Jindal case first in Delhi HC and later in Supreme Court clearly shows it. Flag hoisting on private property and pinning/wearing it on the body was allowed after a judgment by SC on 23 January, 2004.

Here is a brief history of that case:

National Flag hoisting on private property was not allowed legally before 23 January 2004 as it was regulated by the government. A SDM level government officer had the authority to regulate flag hoisting on private property and even in public places. The issue came into prominence when Sri Navin Jindal hoisted the Tiranga on his Raigarh, Chattisgarh (then M.P.) based factory. He was served a notice by SDM and finally the Bilaspur District Magistrate refused him to give permission for hoisting Tiranga on his factory. Local court upheld the decision of Bilaspur DM. Jindal then filed appeal in Delhi HC in 1995.

The view of Union of India to this issue was that the Central Government is authorized to impose restrictions on the use of National Flag at any public place or building, and can regulate the same by the authority vested in it under Section 3 of the Emblem and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act, 1950. The Union of India also viewed that the restriction imposed by the Act and orders issued by the Government are constitutionally valid, being reasonable restrictions on the Freedom of Speech and Expression under Article 19(2) of the Constitution.

The Division Bench of the Delhi High Court on 22nd September, 1995 allowed the writ petition filed by Naveen Jindal holding that “Any restriction contained in the “Flag Code – India” relating to the flying of national flag by the citizens cannot be enforced except when contravention of those restriction come within the purview of any law in force.” A mandamus was issued to the Respondents (Union of India & others) restraining them from interfering with the right of the Petitioner to fly the national flag on his premises. Jindal pleaded that the Flag Code of India was only a set of executive instructions from the Government of India and therefore not law.

The High Court allowed the petition and held that the Flag Code of India was not a valid restriction on the right to freedom of expression under Article 19 of the Indian Constitution. The High Court observed that, according to Article 19(2), the only valid limitations on this right were those that were contained in statute. In cases concerning the regulation of the flying of the national flag, such limitations could be found in the Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act 1950 or the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act 1971.
Central govt appealed in SC which upheld Delhi HC judgment on 23 January 2004.

  • Contributed by Sri Jagdish Upasane

RSS and its association with the Tricolour

A Rejoinder to Q’s raised on Kashmir Files

There are a number of WA messages doing the rounds, one of which is by Vinta Nanda – A Media Critique. She makes some 11 points but all need not be countered since just 4 of them will show what her whole agenda is. This reply was part of a response on a group, so it would seem verbatim at places.

  1. It has been tried to portray as if all the problems related to Kashmiri pandits exodus and the later genocide began in 1989. This is far from the truth. Many personnel belonging to the army, know that the buildup to an insurgency begins a few years before the actual event happens. 

So what happened since 1984, 

In July 1984, Ghulam Mohammad Shah, ( supported by Indira Gandhi ), replaced his brother-in-law Farooq Abdullah and assumed the role of chief minister after Abdullah was dismissed.  G. M. Shah’s administration, did not have people’s mandate and turned to Islamists and opponents of India, notably Moulvi Iftikhar Ansari & Md Shafi Quereshi & Salafi to gain some legitimacy through religious sentiments. This gave political space to Islamists who previously lost overwhelmingly in the 1983 state elections. In 1986, Shah decided to construct a mosque within the premises of an ancient Hindu temple inside the New Civil Secretariat area in Jammu to be made available to the Muslim employees for Namaz.

 In February 1986, Shah on his return to Kashmir valley retaliated and incited the Kashmiri Muslims by saying Islam Khatre Mein Hey (transl. Islam is in danger). As a result, this led to the 86 Kashmir riots  where Kashmiri Hindus were targeted by the Kashmiri Muslims. Many incidents were reported in various areas where Kashmiri Hindus were killed and their properties and temples damaged or destroyed. The worst hit areas were mainly in South Kashmir & Sopore . In Vanpoh, Lukbhavan, Anantnag, Salar and Fatehpur, Muslim mobs plundered or destroyed the properties and temples of Hindus. An investigation of Anantnag riots revealed that members of the ‘secular parties’ in the state, rather than the Islamists, had played a key role in organising the violence to gain political mileage through religious sentiments. Shah called in the army to curb the violence, but it had little effect. His government was dismissed on 12 March 1986, by the then Governor Jagmohan following communal riots in south Kashmir. This led Jagmohan to rule the state directly. The political fight was hence being portrayed as a conflict between “Hindu” New Delhi (Central Government), and its efforts to impose its will in the state, and “Muslim” Kashmir, represented by political Islamists and clerics. 

The Janata Dal under VP singh was in power between 89- 90 only for 1 year..  To attribute the exodus is VP Singh & not the powers that rule the country & after clearly shows what the agenda is. To exonerate a party which had 3/4th majority between 84 to 89 & then bring the focus on just 89 says a lot.

2. Jagmohan was a BJP leader – Fact : Jagmohan was a governor and not a BJP leader when he served as Governor of JnK . In fact he was Lt Gov of Delhi in 1980 when Indira was the PM. He joined the BJP much later after he fell out with Rajiv Gandhi on the way J&K was begin handled. 

3. . Does anyone ask why Valley with lower population had higher representation in the VIdhan sabha. IN such a scenario, how could any party come to power without any one party of the valley viz PDP or NC. The process of delimitation of J&K has started after the BJP came to power. Isnt it ? 

4. The much misused Article 370 & 35A which was the reason why Scheduled caste Hindus were treated as permanent sweepers & scavengers , which discriminated against women & the reason why J&K was the hub for separatism. It was the BJP lead government at the centre which did away with this. How can we forget that ?  

To attribute political interests to this film is an insult to the Hindus of Kashmir who suffered immensely.