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Issue 83, special

5106 Kali Era , taarana Year,  kaartika month
1926 Salivahana Era
taarana Year, kaartika month
2062 Vikramarka Era, 
taarana Year, kaartika month
 2004 AD, December

Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
    -Percy Bysshe Shelley

My people? Who are they … Where are they?
I went into the land where I was born,
Where men spoke my language …
I was a stranger there.
"My people?" my soul cried, "Who are my people?"
    -Roza Zagnoni Marinoni


There comes a time
Such as the present time
When the Providence is evident
No matter how secular provident1

Such is the present time
Oblivious of the time
When intellectuals decline, while warriors recline
When artisans servile, while merchants incline
In a drunken stupor of secularism
Of the so-called ancient plural Hinduism2

Such is the present time
That is the time
When the culture is on the line
In the name of secularism
For the extinction of the Hinduism

Such is the present time
You can smell the rib-prime3
Of the secular barbecue crime
Of the tasty ancient pluralism
On the grill of pseudo-secularism

Such is the present time
Five centuries prime4
For the embers to shine
Till the cherished reign of monotheism
Tills the perished secular Hinduism5

There comes a time
Such as the present time
When the Providence is evident
No matter how secular provident

God of our fathers, known of old -
Lord of our far-flung battle-line -
Beneath whose awful Hand we hold
Dominion over palm and pine -
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet -
Lest we forget, lest we forget!
    -Rudyard Kipling

God, though this life is but a wraith,
Although we know not what we use,
Although we grope with little faith,
Give me the heart to fight - and lose…
From Compromise and things half done,
Keep me, with stern and stubborn pride.
And when, at last, the fight is won,
God, keep me still unsatisfied.
    -Louis Untermeyer

1 Even if one is a communist and/or atheist and is very careful in planning, sometimes s/he can sense the inevitability despite the best efforts to thwart it. You may call it divine Providence or random chance.Back to the top

2 Hinduism is not a religion, but a pluralistic society with innumerable non-proselytizing religions, races, castes and tribes.

The so-called Hinduisms are going to be destroyed one-by-one.  
Will the `secular' media heed Justice Reddy's warning?
Friday January 14 2005 09:04 IST
S Gurumurthy

Finally, the highest court intervened in the Shankaracharya case effectively, and soothingly too. The media had to highlight the Supreme Court judgment, and did it well too.

But it kept out of print an earlier and profound judgment of the Andhra Pradesh High Court on the very Shankaracharya issue. Since the High Court had indicted the `secular' media, the judgment was effectively censored by the media, understandably. The Shankaracharya was arrested at Mehboobnagar in Andhra Pradesh where he was camping at a textile mill premises. With his arrest, commenced an unprecedented avalanche of yellow journalism in all media. Two leading newspapers of Andhra Pradesh published a series of articles linking the acharya's name to the death of two young girls in the mill premises.

When? Some six years back. The media reports were to this effect: ``No action was taken by the police. Relatives of the management were involved. Also, at the same time, Jayendra Saraswati came to the mill and performed pujas and yagnas. There were rumours that the girls were killed as `bali' (sacrifice).''

The media also foretold that the labour union would file a writ petition in the High Court. And, indeed, it was filed forthwith. The High Court found the press clippings of the `secular' media as the material basis for the writ plea.

Justice Narasimha Reddy, before whom the petition came up, asked the counsel for the petitioner what was the basis for referring to Jayendra Saraswati in the writ petition. The counsel apologised and agreed to delete a part of the writ plea. Still, the court found the acharya's name elsewhere. This forced the petitioner's counsel to further apologise and also ask for the court's permission to withdraw the petition.

The court did allow him to withdraw the petition, but not before declaring what is `dharma'. But neither the withdrawal of the writ petition nor how Justice Narasimha Reddy gently and with great dignity reprimanded the media and wisely counselled them as to their dharma found place in print. Why did the media suppress it? Read on.

Justice Reddy says that the ``only provocation for the petitioner appears to be the recent unfortunate happenings in relation to a seer'' of Kanchi mutt. The judge describes the Matt as ``an ancient, prestigious, glorious and reputed institution with almost 2500 years' history.'' He says that the petitioner was `swayed' by the media and ``did not want to lag behind in the unprecedented process of denigration of the religious institution.'' That is, the denigrating petition was provoked by the media.

The judge says further it is ``sad and sorrowful that an institution of such glory that withstood foreign invasions and social revolutions'' over the past 2500 years ``is virtually targeted and persecuted in an organised manner in an independent country.''

Who are all involved in the process of denigration? Justice Reddy answers. ``Not only individuals, but also a section of the institutions, such as the State and the Press, appears to be determined to belittle and besmirch the Peetam.'' Justice Reddy also says ``the role of courts, though indirect, is by no means insignificant.''

He notes that ``the proponents of human rights, fair play and dignity to the individuals and institutions have maintained stoic silence.'' He goes on to say that ``a powerful section is celebrating it or watching it with indifference.'' Justice Reddy says this `perfidy' against the mutt has `shocked' the country and beyond.

The judge says that in every country `certain institutions', like the Kanchi mutt, constitute `their conscience and pride' and irrespective of the form of government, `they are respected and revered'. What should be done when aberrations occur in such revered institution? Says the judge, ``Wise and prudent men make all attempts to address them in isolation and try to protect the institution,'' and unwise and short-sighted men ``protect the system, not the institution.''

By this short-sighted approach in the long run, the society will head toward self-destruction. The situation will be more serious ``when the targeted institution is the conscious-keeper of the country,'' warned Justice Reddy.

Then Justice Reddy alludes to the sensitive subject of the judiciary itself. He recalls that some time ago, the Chief Justice of India said that the `reputation' of a `considerable number of judges' is `not above board'. He says that it is `a matter of concern for everyone', but that can never ``constitute a justification to denounce the judiciary as a whole.''

He says, ``the amount of disrepute and sacrilege inflicted upon Sri Jayendra Saraswati, as of now, is so enormous that it has hardly any comparables,'' adding that ``harshest possible words were used directly or in innuendo'' against him. ``Today he is subjected to similar treatment as was Draupati in the court of Kauravas.'' The ``importance of spiritual institutions can by no means be underestimated'' in `building and shaping' a `country' or `society', the judge added.

On the expression ``law taking its course'' which has gained considerable currency these days, Justice Reddy says, ``with due respect, it is not true at least in part.'' For this to be true, says the judge, ``the prosecuting agency should present the case honestly, the witnesses depose truly, the provisions of the law are clear, and the adjudicator is efficient and honest.''

If the prosecution depends on the ``whims of the agency or the government of the day, if the law is framed keeping certain individuals in view, if the witnesses keep changing their versions and if the adjudicator is not up to expected standards, the law will not take its own course, ''the judge courageously pointed out. ``The way in which the cases are foisted or withdrawn, particularly with the change of governments,'' and ``the manner in which the witnesses come forward with conflicting versions'' illustrate why law will not take its own course.

Emphasising the role of the media in criminal justice, the judge says ``in recent times, the freedom of the prosecuting agency and that of the courts in dealing with the cases before them freely and objectively has been substantially eroded by the overactive and pro-active stances in the presentations made by the print and electronic media. Of late, Justice Reddy points out, it has assumed dangerous proportions.

The freedom of expression is, he says, ``subject to gross misuse.'' Pointing out how the petition against the acharya was a product of press clippings, Justice Reddy says that it ``indicates the miserable levels to which the glorious profession of journalism has been brought to.''

At one stage, Justice Reddy says, the court thought of issuing notices to the newspapers and the TV channels. But thinking that if proper message is conveyed, effective results can be expected, it was not pursued, says the judge. But warned Justice Reddy, ``If they still pursue the same path, the day would not be too far when they would be shown their place in the society.''

Understand why the `secular' media have not spoken a word about Justice Reddy? Because, it would shame them. That is the reason why. Will the `secular' media heed Justice Reddy's warning, at least in future? Whether it does or not, Justice Reddy's judgment should be embossed in gold.

Writer's email:, 22 Dec 2004

(The secular media and its supporters, including the groups weilding US dollars and petro-dollars, will not hesitate to assassinate like they assassinated Shankaraman to destroy Shri Shankaramatth, the 2500 year old Brahminical Institution.  Without a doubt, this is all an elaborate attempt to destroy Hinduisms, especially Brahminism to begin with, and the media is big part of this conspiracy.) Back to the top

3 In the Indian continent there have been a steady increase in conversions of Hindu tribes and castes to other religions. The two major religions of the world have tremendous access to the Indian masses because of the petroleum-dollars, western missionary money, mass media and globalization today.   There are no restrictions on conversions, obviously due to democratic principles of the Indian secular republic, Bhaarat (the Indian Union). Further, the secular Indian political system has the total control over the Hindu Temples, where as it doesn't have any control over Christian and Muslim Institutions. For Example, the Andhra Pradesh Government has secular branch called "Devadaya Dharmadaya Shakha" that controls temples.  Sri Tridandi Srimannarayana China Jeeyar Swami requested the government in a letter recently to review the 30/87 legislation that had resulted in total government control of Hindu Temples and closure of thousands of temples in the state of Andhra Pradesh.  Recently, Dharmacharyas of different mutths (Indian religious institutions) have urged the government to stop 'interference' in the day-to-day religious affairs of Hindus and honour the sentiments of the Hindu society.  In addition, Hindu religious heads like Sri Jayendra Saraswathi, who is equivalent to Pope or Patriarch of Christianity, are given less respect than given to criminals like Veerappan. For example, Mr. Karunanidhi wanted to know why there was a two-month delay in the Acharya's arrest.  "Both in [bandit] Veerappan's case and in the case of the Sankaracharya, there has been no explanation for some doubts raised," he told newspersons.  In this case, Acharya was implicated in the muder of a Barhmin preist.  Given the fact that Indian judiciary is the second most corrupt system after administration that includes police, no one will ever know who is really responsible for the murder, but Acharya is already convicted in the public eye (as the norm is "guilty until proven innocent"), while politicians earn political mileage out of the fall out. In one politically expedient shot two high profile Hindu priests fighting each other are dead, hastening the fall of Hinduism and providing one more reason to convert to either Christianity or Islam. This is just one recent example.

Politics Plus Human rights for terrorists, minister-ship for criminals, jail for Shankaracharya
By S.R. Ramanujan
"When the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Dr Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy allowed the Gujarat police to nab an alleged ISI agent, Maulana Naseeruddin from Hyderabad and within a few days helped the Tamil Nadu police to apprehend Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati from one of the Telengana districts, how can he or his police be faulted for any partisan approach? Obviously not. His hands were 'tied' as revealed by him as he had to uphold the rule of law.

But, it is not as fair as it appears. A closer look will bring out the subtle difference between the two incidents. Let us not forget the fact that in the case of Naseeruddin, the Gujarat police succeeded in their third attempt to take him into custody; that too, after having been forced to open fire in self-defence and in the process killing an activist. The Andhra police was reluctant to extend any support to the Gujarat police. Otherwise,the supporters (read agent provocateurs of ISI lodged in Hyderabad's old city) of Naseeruddin could not have snatched him away from the Gujarat police custody for some time. In the first attempt, Maulana's supporters laid a siege to the Police Commissioner's office and successfully prevented his deportation to Gujarat. This speaks volumes about the extent of ISI network in Hyderabad city which could organise a motivated crowd of thousands within minutes.

State government rolled a red-carpet welcome, in the name of peace talks, to the hardcore Naxal leaders on whose heads there were rewards of lakhs of rupees, what happened to the rule of law? If an ordinary criminal surfaces like the Naxal leaders, will the rule of law permit the government to extend five-star hospitality?

When some of the sants met Dr Reddy in connection with the arrest of Kanchi seer, he is reported to have said that everybody is equal before the law and law must take its own course. This is not just Reddy's stand alone and he was only adding to the chorus of other politicians and political parties. They are quite right. Rule of law must prevail in a democracy and only then democracy can be alive and kicking. But all these politicians owe an explanation to the people as to why some were considered more equal before
law and why law did not take its course in many cases.

Let us take the case of actor Nandamuri Balakrishna, son of late thespian N.T. Rama Rao. He allegedly shot at his producer and his associate and critically injured them. Was the state police allowed to interrogate him in custody even for an hour? He was completely shielded by the powers that be and the medical profession, much against the medical ethics. All sorts of alibis were created to prevent the police from going anywhere near him. The Andhra Pradesh State administration collaborated with the medical fraternity
to ensure that the police was denied access. … The police was also prevented from interrogating the actor because the latter was under acute stress!

…. When the state government rolled a red carpet welcome, in the name of peace talks, to the hardcore Naxal leaders on whose heads there were rewards of lakhs of rupees, what happened to the rule of law? If an ordinary criminal surfaces like the Naxal leaders, will the rule of law permit the government to extend five-star hospitality? Did not the government throw to the winds the constitutional guarantee of equality before law when it wanted to buy peace with the Naxals?

…. This is only to expose the double standards of those who are in public life and some of the NGOs which are blatantly anti-Hindu. A Hyderabad-based Human Rights Forum criticized the protest against the arrest of Kanchi seer as meaningless and absurd. For them, human rights exist only for the Left extremists or terrorists. If a Naxalite kills an innocent branding him as an informant (and now the term is 'covert'), he has no human right.

…. When Shankaracharya was not allowed to cook his own food in the Vellore jail where he is lodged, citing the jail manual, 'equality before law' was invoked. What happened to the 'equality' when the now-expelled BJP-firebrand was lodged in a university guesthouse because it suited the ruling junta for political reasons? Sharad Yadav of JD (U) also talks of equality. Any politician from Bihar cutting across party lines cannot talk of law, let alone equality before law. All the politicians of the state made Bihar a lawless state.

…. Was there a whimper against this blatantly partisan action of cocking a snook at the Constitution and the so-called rule of law? Raju Bhayya or his father was not certainly treated equal before law. They are more equal before law.

Those who were implicated in the Tehelka scam were dropped and then taken back into the cabinet citing people's verdict. Now the new law as people's verdict can neutralize everything else, including the much-touted rule of law. Others have to be strictly equal before law. Politicians are the only exception before the rule of law .
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4 Five centuries may be too liberal and too long for the demise of the the so-called Hinduisms. It may happen sooner. In the past 2000 years Christianity and Islam had spread to every nook and corner of this world and replaced the local religions ( 

The local religions in the Indian continent are grouped under Hinduism for convenience.  The local religions in other parts of the world are called paganism, e.g., ancient Greek and Roman religions. By the year 2000 only 13% of the world population is Hindu and there are practically no pagans left. The above 13% of the world population includes Hindu communists, Hindu secularists, other Hindu naturalists, Hindu atheists, Hindu-Christians, Hindu-Muslims and a million antagonistic local religions, castes and tribes.  Hindu-Christians and Hindu-Muslims are those people who are converted to either Christianity and Islam; but for the government census, reservations and other political purposes, they are counted as Hindus. Discounting Hindu naturalists, Hindu atheists, Hindu-Christians, Hindu-Muslims etc., one can assume that more than half of the so-called 13% of the world are not Hindus, but converted already.   Thus, approximately 5% of the world population is Hindu. i.e., approximately 300 million are Hindus (nobody can be certain of these numbers, because the census is totally flawed and there is no other way to figure out).  Accordingly, total non-converted people like Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, Chinese folk etc. together form about 15% of the world population only.  So, 85-90% of the population of the world is converted to new religions like Christianity, Islam etc., and communism in the past 2000 years. How long does it take for the remaining approximately 10-15 % of the unconverted to disappear? May be 200 -250 years, if you don't count modern technology and if you ignore the fact 90% is trying to get the remaining.  How long does it take for the Hindus to disappear, like the pagans of Europe? Because the remaining so-called Hindus are a group of million religions, tribes and castes, it is not difficult to convert them to one of the dominant religions.  With the advent of mass media and globalization, it is easier to convert the unconverted than ever before.  With petrol-dollars from Arab world and American dollars and Euros from Western world, the challenge of conversion of poor in India is easier than ever before.  However, the Jewish community survives even after two thousand years of persecution and accounts for 0.2% of the world population today.  Similar to the Jewish community, a non-proselytizing religion that is surviving the onslaught of the very powerful Islam and Christianity, the remaining unconverted Hindus - 5%  of world population, i.e., the unconverted poor Hindus localized mostly in India and Nepal- may withstand the onslaught of the powerful proselytizing religions and may survive for some time. But, they lack the will of the Jews. In addition, Hindus are not a religion but a society of different religions, castes and tribes that fight each other. Further, the communist, atheist, secular, pseudo-secular forces and global proselytizing forces are joined in destroying the local Hindu religions.  So, soon the Hinduism will perish leaving more archaeological data of destroyed temples and statues like in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, etc. 

The Nuclear Islamic Republic of India will join the Jihad-Crusade conflict, as Islam has established already there in a big way with approximately 250 million now, even though Christianity arrived on the shores of Kerala long before, unless Christianity increases tremendously its overt and covert efforts in enlightening the so-called Hindus to accept Jesus as the savior and save them from hell.   

5 "It (Veda) is the root of their religion and to show them what the root is, I feel sure, is the only way of uprooting all that has sprung from it during the last three thousnad years.... The ancient religion of India is doomed and if Christianity does not step in, whose fault will it be?" Max Muller, 1868 AD (when the British India included the whole Indian continent (South East Asia), more than the present Indian Union).

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