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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.

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.