Category Archives: Rejoinders

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. 

Did Ambedkar Really Visit the RSS Camp ? The Evidence

There are some people who have made it their mission to divide the Hindu society and what better tool for them than to create confusion among the Scheduled castes about RSS and presenting themselves as saviours of Dalits. They know very well that it is the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh ( RSS ) which is working for consolidating the Hindu society as one overcoming all differences.

For this, they make use of fake propaganda. One such site is velivada.com ; In their article “Did Amebedkar Really Visit RSS Camp ” , they quoted our article Dr. Hedgewar the Founder of RSS as one of the sources of the news that Dr Ambedkar visited RSS Camp.

They write that Ambedkar never visited the RSS camp because he has not written about it in his works. This is a strange claim because Babasaheb himself never contradicted the point that he had been to the RSS camp when this was spoken about extensively during his own lifetime .

We had given a reference of a participant of the 1939 camp , Sri Gangadhar Bagul’s . But, velivada calls this claim fake because that person is a swayamsevak. . It doesn’t matter to them that his was a first hand account.

So, let us look at a more important reference. This is of extremely high importance because these are reminiscences of person was never a member of the RSS and in fact served as a Member of Parliament , Sri Balasaheb Salunke. He was a close associate of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar.

In the book, “Aamche Saheb“, a compilation of reminiscences of Sri Balasaheb Salunke, compiled by his son Kashyap Salunke with Bhanudas Gaikwad , extensive references about his various experiences with Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar are there. Reference to the visit of Ambedkar to the RSS camp wherein he had also accompanied him is made in it. Page 25 and 53 of this book has the references.

In page 53, he writes ” I had the fortune of meeting two great persons who were struggling for the upliftment of the depressed classes , Pujya Babasaheb Ambedkar and the founder of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, Pujya Dr. Hedgewar at Bhausaheb Gadkari’s residence ( named “Pratapgarh” ) on 12.5.1939.

In the Page 25 , last para ” he writes

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar and Dr. Hedgewar ( founder of RSS ) met at Bhausaheb Gadkari’s home in Pune. Sri Bhausaheb Abhyankar took all of us (including Balasaheb Salunke ) to the summer camp. Dr. Ambedkar addressed the swayamsevaks on military discipline and organisation.

The above material is sufficient to prove that sites like velivada have only one agenda – to work towards create a divide among Hindus. We only hope that Sri Balasaheb Salunke , a member of the Scheduled Caste, a close associate of Babasaheb Ambedkar, a Member of Parliament is not dismissed as another Sanghi , just because he wrote the truth.

  • Ayush Nadimpalli

Popular Front of India given free hand in Mumbai

Popular Front of India, a radical Islamic political organization with a long and controversial history from across India has been given a free hand by some municipal corporations especially BMC and Pune Municipality for handling dead bodies of Muslims during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

It is apparent that this is not a passing case of a faux pas by some junior government official but a deliberate, continuing, policy of the governments. Neither has the governments offered an official notification in this regard nor has it denied the policy.

This policy has proceeded without any change in spite of continued protests from opposition and civil society.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation and Pune municipality have for close to four months actively involved the PFI in funeral rites off the Muslims who passed away from COVID-19. The district administration has specifically invited this group and has passed orders instructing the health department to contact this organization.

PFI is a controversial Muslim organization with much controversy in its history. Of late, it has come under investigation for involvement either direct or indirect in the recent Delhi riots.

In March, 2020, a Delhi court sent Popular Front of India (PFI) Delhi Chief Parvez Ahmed and Secretary Mohammad Iliyas to 7-day custody of the Special Cell of Delhi Police for their alleged role in instigating the people during the Delhi riots.

Two of its members of this radical Islamist organisation were also among 10 Keralites who joined the Islamic State (IS) in 2018.

The following reports maybe considered that list PFI involvement in last rites of Muslims:

  • April – 12 – 2020  – The district administration in Mumbai had conducted the training session for 35 to 40 PFI members at wanowrie ward office and gave directions to follow the protocol regarding burial of patients who have died due to COVID-19.
  • June – 2 – 2020 – Ex CM of Maharashtra Fadnavis had posted a notice issued by the Public Health Department on May 18 wherein it had directed all hospital in-charges to contact the local police, local medical officers and four coordinators of PFI in case of the death of a Muslim coronavirus patient.
  • June 4 2020  – PFI issues statement defending its role in the burials.
  • July 7 2020  – PFI training workers in Mangaluru for burying Muslims who passed away from corona.
  • July 17 2020  – PFI workers involved in burying the dead in Chamrajnagar – Karnataka.

This maybe contrasted with the cruel denial of access to the dead among the Hindus and Christians and finally who will survey the number of families whose members died due to Covid and the bodies handled by PFI members.

Crackdown against black-marketing of oxygen cylinders scam across Telangana during Covid-19

A Case of Oxygen Cylinders

A crackdown against hoarding and black-marketing of oxygen cylinders across Telangana has created some unintended hurdles for non-governmental organizations, especially in the old city of Hyderabad, who arranged oxygen cylinders at no cost to persons suspected or confirmed of COVID-19.

On July 10, Telangana chief secretary Somesh Kumar had ordered joint teams comprising officers from Drug Control Administration, Task Force of Hyderabad city police, Director of Public Health and Deputy Chief Controller of Explosives to inspect hospitals and dealers to assess whether sale and utilization of oxygen cylinders have conformed with the guidelines.

Telangana NGOs forced to stop supply of free oxygen cylinders amid crackdown against hoarding.

Social organisations say they have now stopped distribution of oxygen cylinders and this has led to several patients suffering.  Thirteen distributors, a manufacturer and an NGO, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, were warned against hoarding of oxygen cylinders while the Hyderabad police arrested a man for illegal possession of the medical devices.

Earlier, on news dated on JULY 05, 2020 in The Hindu, the Jamaat-e-Islami Hind’s city unit has started a free oxygen cylinder service, and later after crackdown it was an Oxygen Cylinder scam.

Masjid E Tawheed (AHLE HADEES) from Qutub Shahi, Hyderabad showcased as offering free O2 cylinders

July 16 2020 – Free oxygen cylinders with deposits in Bengaluru

Some NGOs like Naasih Educational Trust & Jamiat Ulama Karnataka, Mercy Mission, Al Hafeez Tours and Travels in Bengaluru started providing free Oxygen Cylinders for varying deposits ranging anywhere between Rs. 5000 to 10,000.

A strategy to digest Hindu Smashana Bhoomi?

The Covid-19 pandemic is being used by land grabbers occasionally to occupy Muslim grave yards. But also to force Hindu grave yards to concede space for the Muslim dead. This is a land grab through the back door.

Image is an example of Hindu smashana vatika and the final rites performed

On May 27, 2020, the Muslim man who was denied the burial space by mutawallis was laid to rest in the Hindu graveyard in Hyderabad. Two Hindu men — Sandeep and Sekhar extended help to the deceased family and arranged a place to bury the man in Hindu graveyard.

  1. June 1 2020 – Muslim community is divided about allowing burial of dead bodies of Muslims in Muslim grave yards. In the meanwhile, land belonging to grave yards are being rapidly occupied by land grabbers in the constituencies of the champions of Muslim rights and identity.
  2. June 2 2020 – Muslim graveyards deny burial space for a Muslim. Hindu grave yard offers space.

While most of the major cities across the globe viz., New York, London, Los Angeles and other various cities are cremating the COVID-19 dead bodies, why the Muslims in India are burying the dead.

Even the Hindus and most of the Christians across India are also doing cremation, Muslims are only burying them.

Due to shortage of Muslim burial grounds, the Muslim authorities and Muslims are secularising the concept in burial grounds.

  • Why some Mohammedian dead bodies were buried in Hindu Smashana Vatika’s in the name of humanity?
  • How many Hindu Smashana Vatika’s have been encroached in cities by religious minorities. (In Delhi it seems there is no space)
  • These two aspects imply the fact that there is real estate cost involved in burying in local Christian / Muslim burial grounds & the target is Hindu Smashana vatika’s.
  • Statistics say that Hindu Smashana vatika lands are converted to Real estate layouts.

Will this lead to takeover of Hindu Smashana Vatikas??