MY TWEETS ON PRE-PARTITION HISTORY – PART 2

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1. British govt committed India as its colony into the 2nd World War which meant that Indian soldiers in its employ would become war fodder.

2. On 22nd Dec 1939 the Congress leaders resigned from the government protesting against involving India in the WW II without consultation.

3. The Muslim league was quick to act and occupied all positions.

4. In Assam, they got a golden opportunity to change the demography by settling Muslims and making it into a Muslim dominated area.

5. The Muslim league submitted a memorandum for the partition of India as Pakistan.

6. It is notable that till the Pakistan resolution, their demand was for independent states for Muslims in N.E and Eastern Zones of India.

7. It was later that the word States (in plural) was changed as State (in singular). Jinnah termed it as a printing error.

8. Savarkar called for militarizing Hindus which was in total oppositioln to Gandhi’s approach.

9. Savarkar said” Mind you, Swaraj will never come to you if you cover the whole earth with paper resolutions.

10. But if you pass resolutions with rifles on your shoulders, you will attain it.”

11. Subhash Chandra Bose also took this approach similar to Savarkar and embarked on his own freedom movement. Will talk of him separately.

12. In 1942, Cripps mission gave assurance to the Nizam that Hyderabad state would be part of the Muslim dominion.

13. In the same year Congress launched the “ Quit India movement”. It failed because the revolutionary forces looked to other leaders.

14. The communists had supported Congress in anti-British stand since Hitler had tied up with Stalin originally.

15. But when Germany invaded Russia in 1941, Russia aligned with Britain & therefore the communists abandoned Congress & cosied with League.

16. Gandhi decided to talk to Muslim League. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee urged Gandhi not to engage in talks with Jinnah.

17a. Gandhi- Jinnah talks lasted for 19 days.

17b. Gandhi argued against two nation theory but he had nothing in his hand to threaten Jinnah if he defied. That was our weakness.

17c. Either Gandhi was naive of the technics of negotiations or that he deliberately feigned to oppose 2 nation theory.

17d. Either way the outcome is foregone conclusion.

18. “I find no parallel in history for a body of coverts and their descendants claiming to be one nation apart from their parent stock.”

19. While Gandhi called Jinnah has Quaid E Azam, Jinnah always referred to him as Mr.Gandhi.

20. By talking to Jinnah, Gandhi boosted only Jinnah’s image. He never changed Jinnah’s mind.

21. Post-war the colonialists held elections for the provinces self-rule. And there was a surpirse for league.

22. The league was able to win only in 2 provinces ( Bengal & Sind) out of the 5 it had sought for Pakistan.

23. The 5 provinces the league had sought were Baluchistan, Punjab, NWFP, Bengal and Sind.

24. ON Aug 16th 1946 – Direct action Day Jinnah declared jehad against Hindus.

25. Terror was unleashed on the Hindus. In Bengal and Sind, holiday was declared on 16th August.

26. The police which was overwhelmingly Muslim, joined hands.

27. In Bengal and sind, Muslims formed 70% of the police.

28. At the meeting convened under the presidentship of Premier Suhrawardy, speaker after speaker called for Jehad.

29. The Hindus retaliated and seeing that the Muslims were now at the receiving end, the White governor called in the army.

30. Over 10,000 men and women were killed, 15000 injured and over 1 lakh people were rendered homeless in Calcutta alone.

31. The Muslim league shifted operations to Noakhali.

32. From a relief centre in E.Bengal Miss Mueral Lester wrote on 6th Nov 1946 as follows:

33 to 35. “ The women had to watch their husbands being murdered and then forcibly converted and married to the very people who were responsible for their husband’s murder.  Mullahs and Maulvis accompanied the rioters to complete the conversion process.”

36. When Sucheta and Acharya Kriplani met the governor and reported the mass killings and conversions, the governor replied:  ” It is quite natural since Hindu women are more handsome than their muslim counterparts.”!

37. Here is the contrast in the approach between Gandhi & Jinnah.  In spite of Hindus being a majority Gandhi appeased and begged Jinnah. On the contrary, though a minority Jinnah had no qualms in indulging in violence to get what he wanted.

38. Syama Prasadji was the first to reach those riot ravaged areas to organize self defence among the Hindus.

39. The riots spread to Bihar where the Hindus had an upper hand.

40. Acharya Kriplani brings the contrast that while in Bengal the government was party to the riots, it was not so in Bihar. Rotten Congress secularists!

41. Churchill- Jinnah had formed an axis. They used to write to each other under pseudo names. This was exposed in letters released in 1982.

42. Jinnah visited England and found that the Queen and the King were favourable to the idea of Paksitan.

43. The leagues direct action continued to NWFP, Kashmir.

44. In a village called Khasa after a prolonged fight when all Hindu and sikh men were killed.

45. 74 women lead by Smt. Lajwanti jumped into a well to save their honour from Muslim rapists.

Continued in –> MY TWEETS ON PRE-PARTITION HISTORY – PART 3

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MY IMPORTANT RANOM TWEETS DATED 22 JULY 2014

1. MY TWEETS ON PRE-PARTITION HISTORY – PART 1ow.ly/zsv5p

2. History of Hindu India –. ICHR can 1. promote use of such resources; and 2. attack psecularatti Hinduphobia.ow.ly/zsvgg

3. Politicking history by psecularatti — Vivek Gumaste.ow.ly/zsvJy

4. After opening doors to differentiated banks, RBI now reviews Islamic banking norms — NaMo, disband RBI Committee. ow.ly/zswkr

5. Corrupt judge charge: investigation on social media. Will Hon’ble SC take suo moto notice as a writ petition?ow.ly/zswAc

6. LIC a time bomb left by UPA for NDA — MR Venkateshow.ly/zswRy

7. Budget 2014: has it failed to cognise the real issue? — MR Venkatesh ow.ly/zsAZS

8. Need to study the past, need for further researches — Essays by K. Paddayya ow.ly/zsBam

9. The Hindu genocide that Hindus and the world forgotow.ly/zsBj0

10. Genetically Engineering Almost Anything — Tim De Chant and Eleanor Nelsen ow.ly/zsBtB

11. PM visits Bhabha Atomic Research Centre; assures full support to DAE’s expansion programme. ow.ly/zsBEL

12. Katju’s allegations: Manmohan Singh’s office intervened in Madras HC judge case, govt says ow.ly/zsBSU

13. Crisis within Congress deepens, leaders believe Rahul a liability ow.ly/zsC4Q

14. Amarnath Yatra under threat of terror attacks, says govtow.ly/zsCbj

15. BJP’s Rules For MPs: Don’t be Late, Don’t Bunk Session for Foreign Trip ow.ly/zsCid

16. 8 years after Aircel- Maxis deal,CBI may chargesheet Dayanidhi Maran ow.ly/zsDM5

17.  Evidence of the Rs 5500/- Crores NDTV Money Laundering Scam ow.ly/zsHfG

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MY TWEETS ON PRE-PARTITION HISTORY – PART 1

1. 1703-1762 – Shah Wahiullah Dehlavi inspired the Wahabi movement & exhorted Muslims to shun patriotism. Beginning of Islamic anti-nationalism

2. Shah Wahiullah Dehlavi asked them to feel a part of the entire Muslim world.

3. His son, Shah Abdul Aziz 1746-1822- declared Bharat as Dar ul Harb.

4. The father & son created an army of 80,000 wahabis and attacked the Sikhs.

5. After being routed by the Sikhs, the Wahabis attacked the British. The British therefore took upon the process of neutralization.

6. Sir Syed Ahmed khan, a loyal servant of the British formed the Aligarh Muslim University in 1875.

7. However, in 1884, he declared that Muslims, Xtians and Hindus are part of the same Hindu nation.

8. Needless to say, this was only for the consumption of the Hindus.

9. By 1888, Sir Syed Ahmed Khan declared that Hindus and Muslims cannot live together and one has to conquer the other to survive.

10. In 1904, the seeds of the partition of Bengal were sown by the British & in 1905 the partition happened.

11. Sir Henry Cotton said, “ The objective of the measure was to shatter the unity of India.”

12. Nawab Salimullah Khan was won over by the British by a bribe of 1 Lac.

13. But his own brother, Khwaja Atikulla declared that the Muslims are against partition.

14. The opposition to the partition of Bengal was widespread across the country.

15. On Oct 16, 1905 over 50,000 people participated in Raksha bandhan program on the banks of Ganga, resolving to undo the partition.

16. Rabindranath Tagore and other leaders were in the forefront of this movement.

17. This movement was also called the Vandemataram movement.

18. Vandemataram become the mantra that aroused the entire country.

19. By 1906, Minto Morley observed that caste and religion were weakening and prepared the separate electorate plan.

20. On 30th Dec 1906, the Muslim league was formed at Dacca under the leadership of Nawab Salimullah Khan with Aga Khan as its President

21. Aga Khan is 48th in the lineage of Shia Imams. The following were the stated objectives of MuslimLeague:

22. a. Loyalty to the British
b. To protect the political rights of the Muslims

23. c. As far as possible under the paras a and b to promote friendly feelings between Muslims and other communities.

24. Not withstanding the above, a pamphlet was published by name Lal Ishtehar & distributed to the delegates – “ Ye Muslims Arise , Awake !

25. Do not read in the same schools with Hindus. Do not buy anything from a Hindu shop.

26. Do not touch any article manufactured by Hindu hands. Do not give any employment to a Hindu.

27. Do not accept any degrading office under a Hindu.

28. You are ignorant, but if you acquire knowledge you can at once send all Hindus to Jehannum( Hell).

29. You form the majority of the population in this province.

30. The Hindu has no wealth of his own and has made himself rich only by despoiling you of your wealth.

31. If you become sufficiently enlightened, then the Hindus will starve and soon become Mohammadans.”

32. On 4th March 1907, riots broke out in Comilla, now in Bangladesh. Rape, arson, loot were common in that period.

33. At the same time due 2 Vandemataram movement lead by Lal, Bal & Pal, the British government was forced to annul the partition of Bengal.

34. The Muslim league leaders were shocked.

35. As recorded by Aga Khan, In 1906, a barrister by name Md.Ali Jinnah was vehemently opposed to the principle of separate electorates.

36. He said this principle is dividing the nation itself.

37. The freedom movement now started spreading worldwide.

38. Shyamji Krishna Varma, Lala Hardayal, Rash Behari Bose, Savarkar, Madam Cama, Dhingra et al took message of India’s freedom worldwide.

39. At the same time in 1910, Khudiram Bose, a boy of 18 years threw a bomb a British official, Kingsford.

40.  The nation was astounded by the bravery of the boy.

41. Kazi Saifuddin supported Tilak’s Ganesh Utsav Mandals, Shivaji Jayanti etc.

42. However, at the same time Times of India declared Sivaji as anti-Muslim.

43. Some more thoughtful Muslims came forward against separatist attitude of the Mullah-maulvis.

44. The roots of Appeasement of Muslims by Congress:

45. In 1888 itself under Badruddin Tyabji had declared that Congress would not pursue any policy that is opposed nearly unanimously by both Hindus and Muslims.

46. Swami Shradhananda observed that even from 1899 Muslim delegates were given free tickets by the Congress.

47. 1916, Lucknow pact which accepted and gave weightage to separate electorates was approved by stalwarts of the likes of Tilak too.

48. Among the top leaders, only Madan Mohan Malviya opposed it.

49. 1919, Khilafat movement began to restore the Khalifa of Turkey, Kemal Pasha.

50. Kemal himself was inspired by Jamaluddin Afghani who advocated reform in all Muslim countries by giving up clinging to their past.

51. Oblivious of this, the Muslim league insisted that the Congress join the khilafat movement.

52. Gandhi launched the non co-operation movement was launched to support the Khilafat movement.

53. Swami Shradhananda spoke from the Jama Masjid. Aga Khan and Amir Ali met Kemal Pasha but they were rebuked.

54. He said” Islam is a religion of defeated people. He dethroned Islam from pedestal of official state religion & declared Turkey secular.

55. Khilafat aftermath – The Muslims went on a rampage on the Hindus.

56. Servants of India society recorded that in Moplah, Kerala, over 1 lac people were displaced, 20K converted and 1500 people killed.

57. Even pregnant women and cows were not spared. They killed the men and married the women and they declared Gandhi a kafir.

58. During this period, Swami Shradhananda notes, “ even nationalist Muslims support Moplahs.

59. Gandhi said “ They are god fearing people & have acted based on what they have understood of Islam. Annie Beasant rebuked Gandhi.

60. 1925, Suhrawardy, a one time member of Swaraj Party wrote on Haj very approvingly that Islam claims thousands of Hindus every year.

61. These people are put in the discipline of the annual pilgrimage of Mecca and they retrun to India purged and purified,

62. and adopting the manners and customs of Arabia, become as distinct from the Hindus as the Hindus are from the Chinese and Jews.

63. Now you know why I say Hajpayee was a Gandhian Congi and Muslim appeaser & a fifth column to Hindu cause.

64. Dr. Saifuddin Kitchlew, a so called nationalist Muslim warned Hindus against putting any obstacles in our path for the Tanzim movement.

65. Ghar Vapasi – By this time Swami Shradhananda realized that unless Islamic conversions are arrested, we would not be able to survive.

66. In 1923, Swamiji reconverted 18,000 Muslims back to the Hindu fold.

67. He observed that while Muslims involved in Tabligh were encouraged by the Congress, Hindus involved in Shudhi were tabooed.

68. In 1926, Swamiji was murdered by Abdul Rashid.

69. Gandhi supported Rashid saying that guilty are those who excited feelings of hatred against one another.

70. THIS TRAITOR GANDHI IS CALLED “MAHATMA” AND SOLD TO OUR CHILDREN AS THE FATHER OF THE NATION.

71. Gandhi called Rashid a brother. The case for Rashid was fought by Asaf Ali.

72. We must remember that Gandhi refused to put a signature in favour of saving the lives of Bhagat Singh.

73. called Sivaji, Rana Pratap and Guru Gobind Singh as misguided patriots.

74. Gandhi called Rashid his brother and asked a senior Congress leaders to fight to save him.

75. In 1924, every Hindu festival was attacked.

76. Gandhi declared in Young India “ My own experience confirms that the Mussalman as a rule is a bully & the Hindu as a rule is a coward.”

77. Gandhi: “Need the Hindus blame the Mussalman for his cowardice? Where there are cowards there will always be bullies.”

78. Hindus Massacred in Kohat – Kohat was a small town with less than 5% of Hindu population in NWFP As many as 150 Hindus were killed.

79. The entire Hindu population had to seek shelter in Rawalpindi, 320 km away.

80. Gandhi fasted for 21 days since he could do nothing to bring the two communities together.

81. When Mahadev Desai asked for what error he was undergoing the fast, , Gandhi replied,

82. “What error ? I may be charged wit breach of faith with Hindus. Who listens to me & yet even today I ask Hindus to die & not to kill”.

83. On 18th April 1924, Rabindranath Tagore wrote in the TOI, “ Muslims cannot confine their patriotism to one country”.

84. In 1924, Lala Lajpat Rai wrote to CR Das, “ I am not afraid of the 7 crores of Muslims of Hindustan,

85. but I think the 7 crores of Hindustan plus armed hosts of Afghanistan, Central Asia, Arabia, Mesopotamia & Turkey will be irresistible.”

86. I do honestly believe in the necessity and desirability of Hindu Muslim unity.

87. I am fully prepared to the trust the Muslim leaders, but what about the injunctions of the Koran and Hadis?

88. The leaders cannot override them. I hope your learned mind and wise head will find some way out of this difficulty.

89. Rising Demands: From 4 to 14 points. Partition Plan – a) a. Sind separation from Mumbai.

90. b). NWFP & baluchistan as full fledged governor provinces.
c). Punjab and Bengal to have proportionate representation

91. d. 1/3 Muslims in Central legislature.
e. Plus 14 other points

92. In 1930, Congress adopted completed independence resolution. In the same year, Iqbal as President of Muslim league pressed 4 partition.

93. In 1937, Congress swept the Provincial elections, League slumped.

94. This also saw the metamorphisis of Jinnah who had returned to India in 1934.

95. The League took a complete separatist stand.

96. Savarkar formed the Hindu Mahasabha declared in 1937.

97. Savarkar wanted a secular Indian state that is purely Indian with no cognizance whether he is a Hindu, Muslim, Christian or a Jew.

98. In 1923, Kakinanda Session of AICC, Vandemataram was opposed in its full form by the Congress President, Maulana Md. Ali.

99. Vishnu Digambar Pulaskar however continued to sing Vandemataram.

100. In 1922, Congress had already accepted Sare Jahan Se Accha as an alternate anthem. By 1937, Vandemataram was truncated.

101. 1931, Flag Committee consisted of Patel, Maualana Azad, Tara Singh, Nehru, Kalelkar, Dr.hardikar and Dr.Patabhi Sitaramayya.

102. They all accepted the saffron flag with Chakra in blue. Yet the tricolour was chosen.

103. Shiv Bhavani of Bhushan was banned in 1934. Bhajans were tampered – raghupati raghava rajaram to say Ishwar Allah tere naam.

104. Cow slaughter was given free hand.

105. In a letter to Jinnah in 1938, Nehru assured that Congress would not restrict the established rights of the muslims.

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Art 370: Omar lied and media connived. NaMo, remove Art 370 with an executive order.

http://bharatkalyan97.blogspot.in/2014/06/art-370-omar-lied-and-media-connived.html

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“On December 1, Just about a week before the news of this petition came out in a very small section of the media, the BJP’s PM designate, Narendra Modi, speaking at a huge public rally in Jammu choose a striking example to illustrate precisely this grave gender bias in the J&K state law: The J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s very own sister, Sara, does not enjoy the same legal rights in J&K as Omar[3]. In doing so, Modi brought back onto the centre stage of political discourse yet another saga of Nehruvian blunder that has been exacting a heavy price in men and material from the Indian nation for the last six decades. A riled Omar immediately hit out at Modi in a series of Twitter posts, in one of which (see below) he virtually labelled Modi a liar.

For all his indignant protestations, however, it is Omar who has placed himself on the wrong side of the truth. Sara is married to the Congress politician, Sachin Pilot[4], who is not a resident of Jammu and Kashmir. This mere fact of her marriage to a non-resident of J&K means that her children cannot inherit her property or buy property in J&K, nor get government jobs or seats in educational institutions in the state of J&K. Omar too married an outsider, Payal Nath (they separated recently after 17 years of marriage)[5]. However, his children suffer no such legal disadvantage, only because Omar is male”
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Such blatant discrimination against women is befitting for a place like say Saudi Arabia but not for India a ‘socialist, secular’ democracy. What is infuriating is , even though facts are there open and clear, yet the media in cahoot with self serving politicians like Omar Abdullah,  chooses to lie through its teeth , calling Modi’s statement as goof up and gaffe.
I do not think there was any retraction either even now from the worthless worthies of crooked media eminences.
What is truly amazing is, still we cannot get over it, is the unparalleled way Narendra Modi triumphed almost single handed over the forces arrayed against him from both with in the party and outside of it , the media,then ruling UPA and of course against likes of J&K CM, Omar Abdullah. We do not see any parallel for such victory in recent political history but have to go back further . On Vijayadasami day more than 5000 years back, Arjuna, single handed trounced all the forces of Kauravas arrayed against him.
Narendra Modi should not hesitate and make progress further, throwing the odious article 370 into dustbin and liberate Jammu and Kashmir from being an exclusive preserve of likes of Abdullahs, separatists and such, and make it truly an integral part of India.
Vandemataram
G V Chelvapilla
 
The Article 370 debate: Omar lied and the media connived.
Jammu and Kashmir legally discriminates against its women 

A permanent resident of Jammu and Kashmir who has been continuously living in the state with her husband (who is a non-resident, as per J&K law) and children has recently filed a petition in the J&K High Court challenging the provision of the J&K Constitution that denies her offspring the right to the Permanent Resident Certificate — and consequently the right to acquire immovable property and a government job in state of Jammu and Kashmir. She argues that her children should have all the rights of a State subject, including the right to inherit and own immovable property besides an opportunity to seek admission to a professional college and subsequently apply for a State government job.[1]  [2]
On December 1, Just about a week before the news of this petition came out in a very small section of the media, the BJP’s PM designate, Narendra Modi, speaking at a huge public rally in Jammu choose a striking example to illustrate precisely this grave gender bias in the J&K state law: The J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s very own sister, Sara, does not enjoy the same legal rights in J&K as Omar[3]. In doing so, Modi brought back onto the centre stage of political discourse yet another saga of Nehruvian blunder that has been exacting a heavy price in men and material from the Indian nation for the last six decades. A riled Omar immediately hit out at Modi in a series of Twitter posts, in one of which (see below) he virtually labelled Modi a liar.
For all his indignant protestations, however, it is Omar who has placed himself on the wrong side of the truth. Sara is married to the Congress politician, Sachin Pilot[4], who is not a resident of Jammu and Kashmir. This mere fact of her marriage to a non-resident of J&K means that her children cannot inherit her property or buy property in J&K, nor get government jobs or seats in educational institutions in the state of J&K. Omar too married an outsider, Payal Nath (they separated recently after 17 years of marriage)[5]. However, his children suffer no such legal disadvantage, only because Omar is male.
Most of the mainstream media decided to act naïve on this issue and tried to pillory Modi instead, calling his statement a “gaffe” and “a goof up” or simply echoed Omar’s sentiment. [6] [7] [8]However, the recent petition filed in the J&K High Court on this very point thoroughly exposes Omar’s mendacity and the complicity of some sections of the media that.
How can this grotesque legal bias against women exist in one particular state of India when the Right to Equality is enshrined in the Constitution of India: Article 14 guarantees “equality before law”[9] and Article 15 explicitly prohibits “discrimination on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth”[10]?  The reason is Article 370 that was foisted onto the Indian Constitution mainly through the strong backing of Jawaharlal Nehru, who until their fallout in 1953, allowed himself to be strongly influenced by the views of the self-rule proponent, Sheikh Abdullah, the grandfather of the present Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. Sheikh Abdullah was one of the founding members of the Muslim Conference in 1932, which actively took up cudgels on behalf of the Muslim inhabitants of this otherwise multicultural and multi-religious state. The Muslim Conference was renamed as the National Conference in 1939.
Article 370 restricts the right of the Indian Parliament to make laws for the state of the Jammu and Kashmir (vide 370(1)(b)) and allows J&K to have its own constitution (vide 370(2)).[11] Laws made by the Parliament including any amendments to the Indian Constitution can be made applicable to J&K only through a presidential order vide 370(b)(ii) and 370(1)(d).[12] Over the years the presidential order route, named as Constitution (Application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order, has been employed to extend several articles of the Indian Constitution to J&K.However, a rather parochial concept called Permanent Resident remains deeply entrenched in the J&K Constitution, which is the root cause for the discrimination among citizens perpetrated by the state of J&K and is a significant hurdle in the way of the smooth integration of the state with the rest of the country.
Before Indian independence, when the present J&K was a princely state in the British Empire, the then Maharaja had defined the concept of State Subject  via the State Subject Definition Notification in 1927[13] in order to preserve the rights of the state residents in the face of a demographic invasion from other parts of the British Empire. That made sense when the then Kashmir and Jammu was a princely state under the British Empire. However, after the state formally acceded to independent India in 1947[14] and when Article 3 of the J&K Constitution adopted in 1957 emphatically declares that “the State of Jammu and Kashmir is and shall be an integral part of the Union of India”[15], carrying on with this concept has led to disenfranchisement of many genuine residents and provided a tool for further mischief to separatists and Islamists who have been constantly attempting to change the demography of the state.[16]
Article 6 of the J&K Constitution defines the Permanent Residents of J&K and Articles 8 and 9 firmly vest in the State Legislature the right to define the Permanent Residents and confer on them any special rights and privileges. The Constitution (Application to J&K) Order, 1954 added the highly discriminatory section 35A to the Constitution of India that virtually gives a carte blanche to the State Legislature of J&K on the issue of permanent residents, even if the laws they make violate the fundamental rights enshrined in the Constitution of India for some citizens.[17] In a recent internet post, the BJP Leader and eminent lawyer Arun Jaitley questions whether “a provision like Article 35A, which exists only because of Article 370 have place in any civilized society” and adds that “on a bare reading it violates the basic structure of the Constitution”. [18]
For several decades, not just the children of a woman permanent resident of J&K marrying a non-resident, but even the woman herself used to lose her permanent resident rights in J&K.  The Permanent Resident Certificate in the case of women used to be marked “Valid only till marriage”, her rights after marriage dependent on the residency status of the man she married. [19] Finally in 2003, the J&K High Court in the case of the State of Jammu and Kashmir versus Susheela Sawhney with a 2-1 majority gave a landmark judgment that said nothing in wording of permanent residency clause in Article 6 of the J&K Constitution implied that the J&K permanent residency status of a woman will be altered by her marriage as long as she remains a citizen of India. The court also noted that the State Legislature had the right under Article 8 of the J&K Constitution to pass a law amending the definition of a state resident, but since no such law limiting the permanent residency right of a woman had been passed in the J&K till then, the original definition in Article 6 still held.[20] This judgment in this case overturned the judgment of a division bench of the same court in 1965, which had ruled against a woman petitioner in a similar case.
The judgment of the court did not deter the politicians of J&K, include Omar Abdullah himself, to try to reintroduce the discrimination against the women permanent residents. Omar filed a Special Leave Petition in the Supreme Court against the judgment, but later withdrew it fearing an unfavourable ruling.[21] Since the J&K Constitution gives full powers to the State Legislature to decide who is a State Resident, the PDP government in 2004 led ironically by a woman, Mehbooba Mufti, passed the Permanent Resident (Disqualification) Bill in the Assembly with open support of the Omar’s National Conference, depriving the women of Jammu and Kashmir their permanent resident status if they married non-State subjects. However, the bill fell in the J&K Legislative Council after J&K Legislative Council Chairman Abdul Rashid Dar, a senior National Conference member, went against the official line of his party and   adjourned the state legislative council sine die. [22] [23] [24] Dar was expelled from the party soon after. Even after this Omar Abdullah continued to strongly urge the PDP government to make all efforts to pass this highly discriminatory legislation, warning that the “non-passage of the Bill would erode the rich culture and heritage of the State and change its ethnic, linguistic, religious and demographic character.[25] Even as late as 2010, an attempt was again made to pass this bill[26]. Though this attempt failed, Article 35A of the Indian Constitution that owes its existence to Article 370 deprives the women of J&K of their fundamental right to equality and leaves them at the mercy of the members of the state assembly.
The gender discrimination, though grave, is just one of the numerous anomalies created by Article 370, which the framers of the Indian Constitution had certainly not envisaged as permanent, given that the title of the Article 370 is “Temporary provisions with respect to the State of Jammu and Kashmir”.  Moreover, this article of the Constitution has only acted as a fence between J&K and the rest of India and severely restricted social and cultural interchange, leading to the isolation of the state and the development of an atmosphere in the state of brute-force homogeneity at a severe loss of its innate cultural and religious diversity. In this light, Narendra Modi’s call for a debate on Article 370 is an extremely positive step. The fact that Modi specially took out time from his hectic campaigning sessions in the states bound for assembly polls to go all the way to Jammu to address a rally indicates that issues of significant national interest are high on Modi’s agenda. One can only hope that all genuine well-wishers of Jammu and Kashmir and its people, irrespective of their political and ideological affiliations will actively engage on this issue and find concrete ways to move away from the politics and separatism, division and isolation that has plagued the polity of J&K since independence.

[2] http://www.greaterjammu.com/2013/20131022/state.html  (HC issues notice to State in petition challenging denial of PRC to children)
[3] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHO-H4rERhQ  (At 24.05: Speech in Hindi)
[12] Ibid.
[16] Demographic Change in Kashmir by K.N.Pandita in Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh: Ringside Views edited by Shyam Kaul.
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200 cr trees to be planted along highways: Gadkari. More power to you, Nitin ji. Go for it, NaMo.

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200 cr trees to be planted along highways: Gadkari

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Road Transport and Highways Shipping Minister, Nitin Gadkari at a discussion on river rejuvenation in New Delhi on Friday. Photo: Meeta Ahlawat
The HinduRoad Transport and Highways Shipping Minister, Nitin Gadkari at a discussion on river rejuvenation in New Delhi on Friday. Photo: Meeta Ahlawat
The government plans to plant 200 crore trees along the entire 1 lakh km National Highways network across the country to employ jobless youth.
“The length of National Highways in the country is one lakh kilometre. I have asked officials to come out with a plan to plant 200 crore trees along these stretches which in turn would create jobs for the unemployed on the one hand and protect the environment on the other,” Road Transport, Highways, Shipping and Rural Development Minister Nitin Jairam Gadkari said in New Delhi on Friday.
A similar scheme could be implemented under MNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Gurantee Act) along the village and district roads and state highways. That has the potential to employ 30 lakh youth, he said while inaugurating a conference on “Regeneration of Rivers”.
Mr. Gadkari said Gram Panchayats will be taken into confidence and the unemployed youth could be assigned 50 trees each which could fetch livelihood for them from the produce.
He also stressed upon the need for water conservation stating that if even 15 per cent of rainwater could be tapped out of the 60 per cent that goes to the sea, the water-scarcity could be avoided and people can be supplied with potable water besides irrigation of agriculture land.
The government will lay stress on building check-dams instead of mega projects, he said, adding that the biggest impediment in way of water schemes is lack of electricity and steps were on to improve the power situation by fixing accountability and regular auditing.
He said measures were also on to save Rs. 6 lakh crore on imports of petrol, diesel and gas by way of promoting bio-fuels.
He added that his departments in coordination with others are preparing roadmaps for cleanliness of Ganga and Yamuna rivers and developing waterways in the country for environment-friendly and quick movement of cargo and passenger traffic.
Mr. Gadkari also said that the project monitoring committee was looking into realignment of National Highways in calamity torn Kedarnath region, which faced flash floods last year that killed and displaced thousands of people.
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Unprovoked arrest of RSS karyakarthas. Is a section of TN police blatantly anti-Hindu?

The Blatant anti-Hindu attitude of a section of TN police force created an ugly situation in Devipatinam of Ramanathapuram Distict where the Prantha Bitak of Dakshin Tamilnadu began on June 14.  Evenwhile the 400 RSS Karyakarthas who attended the bitak were reciting sangh prarthana, they were arrested.  There was no provocation at all.  The police force which indulged in the unscenely act was led by DSP Annamalai.


The arrest was made when sangha prarthana was in progress.  Among the arrested were All India Executive member Sethu Madhavan Ji, Kshetra Karyavah S.Rajendran Ji, Kshetra Pracharak Stanumalayan Ji, Kshetra Seva Pramuk PadmaKumar.etc.  Later all the karyakarthas were released.

The news spread and in half a dozen districts across the state spontaneous demonstrations were held against the unprovoked arrest of RSS Karyakarthas.  Over 1000 were arrested on the first day and were later released.

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