Monday, July 25, 2011

RSS chief lashes out at NAC

Mon, Jul 25, 2011 | Updated 02.19pm IST
RSS chief lashes out at NAC

HYDERABAD: Stating that the proposed Prevention of Communal and Targeted Violence Bill was against the majority community, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday questioned the constitutional sanctity of National Advisory Council, which had drafted the bill.

Speaking at a meeting organised by the Martyrs' Memorial Research Institute (MMRI) on Sunday, the RSS chief was highly critical of the NAC and its team members. He pointed out that even the Supreme Court had raised questions on the 'credentials' of a few NAC members.

"This bill intends to create differences among the people. How can a committee with controversial people draft this bill? How can the government justify its display on an official website without a debate on it? Is the country being run by the NAC or the Prime Minister?" he asked.

Bhagwat asked youth to be on the guard against cultural invasion that is being triggered from foreign shores to stop India from emerging as a super power. "Their aim is to divide its people and create a rift among communities. Today, cultural invasion is more dangerous and effective than a direct invasion," he observed.

He cited the example of Mothers' Day and Fathers' Day that are purely west-centric. "Do we need to remember our parents only on these days? India's rich heritage gives an opportunity to each one of us to respect our mother and father every day for a lifetime," he said.

Observing that national borders were still porous, Mohan Bhagwat lashed out at the Government of India for neglecting the border with China, despite knowing fully well their intentions. "They (China) are sure about the fact that we are emerging as a strong nation. They know our potential as a knowledge-based society. Realising our importance, they have started laying roads, railway lines and airports even in some of the remotest stretches along the border. Suprisingly, the Government of India has not responded in a fitting way," the RSS chief said.

The RSS chief also called upon the youth to take forward their fight against terror.

Vagish Issar (Ivsk Delhi) 09810068474

(sarve bhavantu sukhinah, sarve santu niramaya;
sarve bhadrani pashyantu, ma kashchit dukkh bhagbhavet}

Monday, July 18, 2011

Sh. Ram Madhav ji on Mumbai blast

Ram Madhav

Sunday, July 17, 2011KNOW YOUR TERRORIST

All indications are that this Mumbai blast too would end up at the bottom of the list of countless such attacks in the past, which have not seen the conclusion of the investigation and punishment to the perpetrators. There have been many in the last one decade; three for Mumbai alone. On Aug 25, 2003 Mumbai was rocked by powerful explosions in cars at two places killing 60 people; again the First Class compartments of the famed Mumbai Metro system were attacked in 2006 killing more than 200 people. 26 Nov 2008 saw worst ever attack that went on for three days killing more than 250 people. Last week’s attack was the fourth.

We all admire the spirit of Mumbai. But we forget the fact that several other cities too experienced similar attacks in the last decade. Pune was the latest victim last year. Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Delhi, Varanasi – many cities… and many incidents. What is common about most of these incidents is that the investigations have proceeded nowhere. Except in the Parliament attack case and 26/11 Mumbai attacks case the investigating agencies could hardly achieve any breakthrough in the investigations in all other cases of terrorism.

All that we hear from those who are responsible is helplessness and despair. Home Minister Chidambaram’s statement that there was no intelligence failure perplexed everybody in the world. On one hand he admitted that there was no prior intelligence input about the impending attack. Yet he is not willing to accept that there is some failure.

There was no security failure either. All that the Chief Minister of Maharashtra was ready to bemoan about was that the Home Ministry was not in his control. The Mumbai ATS Chief would appear on TV the whole day but only to tell people that they were still clueless about the perpetrators.

No wonder ruling party politicians become apologists and the opposition the attackers. Apologists would reassure you that ‘behind each success of the terrorists there were ninety-nine successes of the security agencies which go unsung’. Which are those ‘ninety-nine unsung successes’ of the agencies? There was not a single terrorist attack in US after 9/11. Coming September marks the tenth anniversary of 9/11 attacks. The entire world knew that the US is ‘enemy number one’ for the jihadists. It is also a fact that there were numerous attempts by the terrorists to attack America. But each time the US was successful in thwarting the Jihadi attempts. Last one was just last year when a rogue Pakistani parked his car near Times Square and attempted to detonate it. Another rogue Pakistani hatched a huge conspiracy in 2009 to blow up a number of US-bound planes from London. But the British agencies could not only prevent that disaster but arrest the entire gang of terrorists too.

Our ignoramus leaders would then try another argument. ‘Oh, the Americans are attacked in Iraq and Afghanistan regularly’, they say. Pity that they don’t understand the difference between a war and civilian terror. Also, they want to compare India with Afghanistan and Iraq. Thank god, they are not our rulers yet. They will certainly bring India to that brink if allowed to become one.

Then come the irresponsible ones. It is better to ignore them. Digvijay Singh is not the first to talk nonsense. Five years ago in 2006 another Congress leader Arjun Singh kicked up a storm in his own Party’s teacup when he blamed the Mumbai terror attacks on the RSS in a Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Singh. Arjun Singh too was known for his pastime of RSS-bashing. Digvijay Singh climbed a few notches above his senior in his oral diarrhea. Also, Arjun Singh wouldn’t have probably misbehaved with a girl at a Kshatriya Maha Sabha event; or kicked and rained blows on a hapless youngster in the Congress Party office in Delhi; or perhaps ran after some youths like a street bully chasing them in Ujjain; which his oral diarrhea successor would do in full public and media glare. It is another matter that he gets away with all this because nobody takes him seriously or people pity him for insanity with growing age and plummeting clout.

There is one worrisome lot though, whose writings and statements, knowingly or otherwise cause some concern. This lot includes strategic experts, men in the agencies and column writers. Several of them have started declaring that India has entered the age of what they call as ‘indigenous jihad’ or ‘domestic/home-grown terrorism’. Is this true? Is the phenomenon of Indian Mujahidin the reason enough to conclude so? If the local support to the acts of terror perpetrated from across the border is what we are describing as the home-grown terror, then it has always existed. But if we were to presume that terrorism in the hinterland in India is a product of the domestic network only, we would probably be walking into a well-laid-out trap by the perpetrators in our neighborhood.

This raises the serious question of why we lack full understanding of the nature of terror in India. While the world outside is into full blown action in dismantling this terror network, we, the worst victims of terror according to the US National Counter Terrorism Center in Washington DC, are still debating as to what form of terror it is; whether it is home grown or externally sponsored.

Herein lies the greatest failure of our security establishment in general and the Home Minister in particular. In the last three years the direction in which he conducted the Internal Security apparatus has only culminated in confusion among the agencies, demoralization or marginalization of the Law and Order machinery in the States and creation of agencies like the NIA which lack knowhow or ‘know-why’ yet entrusted with tasks that they are ill-equipped to handle. It is not enough to pump in money in the name of Police modernization; the Home Ministry needs vision, which the present incumbent seems to be lacking.

The result is we are in utter confusion with regard to the very identity of the perpetrators of these crimes. There is SIMI; there is Indian Mujahadin; and then there surfaced another gang called ‘Deccan Mujahadin’ at the time of the Mumbai blasts of 2006. Are they really home grown? This phenomenon of using loosely organized groups with fictitious identities has started long ago. Any good intelligence officer would say that this will be text book tactic of an insurgent group; to create an impression that terrorism is home grown; if possible to create terror modules in which not just the Muslims but even the Hindus would be members. Richard Headly is a test in case. A Pakistani born in America and acquired complete American identity including a name, Headley turned out to be working for the ISI. Can we rule out the possibility in the case of the IM or SIMI or other organisations?

Problem with these outfits is that they are quite amorphous. Even after almost a decade nobody knew fully what this IM is all about. Interrogation of the SIMI cadres revealed that it essentially branched out of SIMI. SIMI is mandated to undertake selective killings while the IM will indulge in mass killings through terrorism. Riaz Bhatkal, Md. Tauqeer, Md. Faisal, Amir Raza Khan…… these are some of the names associated with this outfit. But nobody has any clue as to what the hierarchy is.

For those who talk about the home grown terror it must be remembered that almost all these leaders are suspected to be either in Pakistan or safe havens arranged by ISI elsewhere like Dubai and Nepal. Most of the IM operatives come from one school in Azamgarh, the favorite destination of their friend Digvijay Singh. They have active liaison with LeT, JiM and HUJi.

Our agencies grope in dark due to lack of intelligence and knowledge about these outfits. And for self-seeking leaders this confusion is an opportunity to indulge in petty politicking.

Once again the terrorists must be laughing in their sleeves over our ineptness – in identifying the perpetrators, in bringing them to book through tight laws, in punishing them, and most importantly in implementing that punishment.

As eminent writer Brahma Chellany commented in a recent article: “The ugly truth is that transnational terrorists see India as an easy target because it imposes no costs on them and their patrons”.

Posted by Ram Madhav at 11:48 PM

Vagish Issar (Ivsk Delhi) 09810068474

(sarve bhavantu sukhinah, sarve santu niramaya;
sarve bhadrani pashyantu, ma kashchit dukkh bhagbhavet}

Sunday, July 17, 2011

RSS Sarkaryavah Man.Suresh Ji Joshi Interview with Business Standard on 17 Th july 2011

Monday, Jul 18, 2011

Q&A: Sarkaryavah Suresh Joshi, RSS

'The term Hindu terrorism is an insult to society'
Gyan Varma / New Delhi July 17, 2011, 0:35 IST

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Sarkaryavah Suresh Joshi, popularly called Bhaiya Ji Joshi, tells Gyan Varma that India should suspend judgement on ‘Hindu terror’ till the courts decide on the matter.

The Union Home Minister P Chidambaram recently said the RSS had decided to launch a movement with Ramdev in Puttur, Karnataka. How do you react to this statement by a senior minister in the government?
The allegations against the RSS are being made to divert attention from a series of corruption scandals and the black money stashed in foreign accounts abroad, as well as to misguide the people of the country. Ramdev has been working on the issues of black money and corruption for the past one year. He has been meeting several people to gather support. He also met members of the RSS.

But, to say the RSS started the entire movement is only an attempt to take away the attention from the problem of corruption. It is Ramdev’s movement and the Union government has failed to acknowledge the support he has received from his followers. We had passed a resolution in the Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha at Puttur in March, demanding an end to corruption, and that the government take steps to bring black money back. Accordingly, we decided the members of the RSS would lend support to any anti-corruption movement.

When there are anti-corruption movements in the country, the home minister seems to be concerned only about the people who are behind these movements. He is not interested in taking the necessary steps to solve these problems. The people are worried about corruption and black money and they feel let down.

There are allegations against social activist Anna Hazare that he is taking directions from the RSS. Why do you think some members of the Union government and political parties are making these allegations? The RSS had supported Anna Hazare’s movement...
Anna Hazare has been working in the field of social work for the past 25 years. He is inspired by the works of Mahatma Gandhi. He has been taking the lead in carrying out awareness and development programmes, and such a person doesn’t need directions from anyone else.

As far as we understand, Anna Hazare tried to take support of every political party and social organisation. The RSS believes there has to be a continuous effort for the betterment of society. All of us should rise above partisan feelings and support such movements.

We suspect a section of people are making these allegations to make the entire movement weak. More so, if we look at the people around Anna Hazare, there are some who are against the RSS. They are making these statements because of their ignorance and political motives.

On the night of June 4, when Delhi Police personnel started a crackdown against the followers of Ramdev, he was seen running around wearing women’s clothes. Does the RSS believe these are signs of a good leader who can lead mass movements?
Such inhuman measures against peaceful protesters and violation of human rights are not the correct steps taken by any government. First, we condemn the action of the government. Ramdev claims to have reliable information that there was a conspiracy by the government to eliminate him, had he not tried to escape. If we see his action in the context of a long-term movement and to protect oneself to lead it, it was not wrong.

The Congress believes the RSS is using undemocratic means to win power and it is planning a major awareness campaign. How will you react to that?
Interestingly, these allegations are being made by the same people whose undemocratic faces get exposed from time to time.

It is the same party that had imposed the Emergency in 1975 and curbed the democratic rights of the people. How can we expect them to honour democracy?

After the tragic death of Indira Gandhi, the entire Sikh community was blamed for her assassination and brutal riots started against the community. We would like to ask the Congress what face of democracy was that?

The RSS has always believed in raising its concerns within the Constitutional frame of our country — be it a satyagraha after the death of Mahatma Gandhi in 1948 when the RSS was blamed and banned, or the satyagraha demanding the termination of the Emergency and restoration of democracy in 1975. To make allegations like the RSS is undemocratic only brings out the undemocratic mindset of the government.

There are various social activists who have waged a war against corruption, but no political party has managed to project itself or take advantage of it. Is there anyone in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) who could not only lead the movement, but lead the party against the ruling UPA government in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections?
First, we believe such issues that concern the people of our country must not be seen as political or election issues. Today, political parties are unable to raise these issues and have been unable to take the lead in these agitations.

As far as the BJP is concerned, we think the party believes in collective leadership and efforts and they have many such leaders in the party.

As far as the elections are concerned, we would not want to comment. When people work together as a team, such questions are irrelevant.

There are allegations against Swami Aseemanand and Pragya Thakur that they were responsible for bomb explosions in the country. Is the movement against corruption a counter offensive by the RSS?
The cases against Swami Aseemanand and Sadhvi Pragya Thakur have been doing the rounds for the past two years. All the cases are now under investigation or in the judicial process. Calling these incidents ‘saffron terrorism’ or Hindu terrorism projects the Hindu society in poor light and is an insult to the society. Even before any final verdict is given by a court, making such baseless allegations is nothing but dishonouring the judicial process and exposing one’s narrow-mindedness.

The RSS has already organised a nationwide protest on this issue on November 10, 2010, in which more than a million people participated in 703 places. Soon after, we conducted a door-to-door campaign to make people aware of the propaganda. Our members personally met 10 million people throughout the country. The RSS has been organising such mass awareness campaigns at different times in the country. It is not correct to link these issues with the problem of corruption and black money stashed in foreign banks.

Vagish Issar (Ivsk Delhi) 09810068474

(sarve bhavantu sukhinah, sarve santu niramaya;
sarve bhadrani pashyantu, ma kashchit dukkh bhagbhavet}