Jan 1, 2018
Posted by SJR Kumar at 4:34 PM
Dec 19, 2017
BJP would have easily won 115 seats!!! It’s not Congress, you’ll be shocked to know who defeated those 16 BJP candidates...
More than 10 renowned exit polls had said that PM Modi’s BJP will win by a thumping margin. But at the end of the day, BJP ended up securing just 99 seats in Gujarat. Although, BJP will be forming the government, one question that haunts everyone is why BJP’s seats decreased significantly? Is this because the Modi magic has lost its impact like it had during the Uttar Pradesh elections?
It was not Congressmen, but BJP was dumped by their own men!!!
Can you believe that 5 lakh people had opted the (None of the above)NOTA facility? These 5 lakhs voters were perhaps the voters of BJP and this made the biggest impact on the Gujarat elections.
In several places, BJP lost with few hundreds of margin. If the NOTA was reduced than the BJP candidates would have easily cruised ahead to victory.
16 seats were such that BJP clearly lost due to NOTA. The reason for an increase in NOTA is that the trader class, Patidars and Dalits didn’t vote for any party. The reason is clear; they were hurt by BJP. At some places, BJP had done mistakes and in some other constituencies, Congress was successful in misleading the people.
1. In Chota Udaipur, the NOTA is 5870 and the margin of defeat for BJP is less than 1000 votes.
2. In Dangs, NOTA is 2184 and the margin of defeat for the BJP candidate is not more than 800 votes.
3. In Dasada, the margin of defeat was less than 4000 votes but the NOTA was 3797. This could also have been an easy win for BJP.
4 In Deodar, the margin of defeat was less than 1000 votes but the NOTA was 2988.
5. In Dhanera constituency, BJP lost with just over 2000 votes whereas the NOTA was 2341 votes.
6. In Jamjodhpur, BJP lost for less than 3000 votes and the NOTA was 3214 votes.
7. In Kaprada, BJP lost by a minor margin. yes, Congress won with a lead of 170 votes but the NOTA was 3868 votes. BJP candidate Raut Madhubhai Bapubhai will never forget this defeat, so close but so far.
8. In Mansa, BJP lost with less than 600 votes but the NOTA was 3000 votes.
9. In Modasa, the margin of defeat was just below 200 votes and the NOTA filed was 3515 votes.
10. IN Morbi, the margin of loss and the NOTA was almost the same.
11. In Morva Hadaf, BJP lost by below 400 0 votes but the NOTA was nearly 5000 votes.
12. In Sojitra, BJP lost by just over 2000 votes but the NOTA was 3112.
13. In Talaja, BJP lost with just over 1000 votes the NOTA was closer to 3000 votes.
14. In Wankaner, BJP lost with just over 1000 votes whereas the NOTA was over 3000 votes.
15. In Lunawada, BJP lost with a margin of 4000 votes and even the NOTA margin was almost the same.
Posted by SJR Kumar at 8:20 AM
Nov 22, 2017
Human rights activist Nadia Murad was taken from her family by Islamic State to be a sex slave when she was 21.
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT.
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT.
NADIA Murad grew up dreaming of owning a beauty salon.
The youngest of 11 children in a Yazidi family in northwest Iraq, she took photographs of all the brides in her tiny village, studying their make-up and hair. Her favourite was of a brunette woman with curls piled high atop her head.
But after Islamic State overtook her village in August 2014, that dream died. Ms Murad was captured, enslaved, sold, raped and tortured alongside thousands of her people in an effort to decimate their religion.
IS didn’t entirely succeed, however. Ms Murad, 24, managed a miraculous escape and is now a Nobel Peace Prize nominee fighting for freedom and justice for her people.
Her new book, “The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity and My Fight Against theh Islamic State” (Hachette Australia), out now, tells the story of how she and her family were living peacefully in the farming community of Kocho, near the Syrian border, when IS first rose to power. Her clan came from a long line of sheep herders and wheat farmers, residing in a house made of mud-brick rooms “lined up like beads on a necklace and connected by doorways with no doors”.
In the summer her family, including Ms Murad’s mother, eight brothers and two sisters, stretched out on mattresses on the roof of their house, whispering to one another until they fell asleep under the moon.
But three years ago, on August 14, after a two-week siege, IS ordered the entire population of Kocho to a schoolyard, where they asked the local leader if the villagers would convert to Islam. Yazidism is one of the oldest faiths in Mesopotamia, dating back 6000 years, and has elements in common with many religions of the Middle East: Zoroastrianism, Islam, Judaism.
Adherents don’t believe in hell or Satan and pray to a fallen angel, whom they call Tawusi Melek, who came down to Earth and challenged God, only to be forgiven and returned to heaven. This belief has given the Yazidi people a reputation among radical Muslims as devil worshippers.
As a result, followers, who have no formal holy book of their own, have often been the target of genocidal impulses. (Before IS, outside powers, including the Ottomans and other radical Islamic sects, had tried to destroy them 73 times, Ms Murad writes in her book.)
The local leader told the IS commander that they would never convert, believing his people would then be evacuated to a nearby town. Instead, the men of the village were loaded on to trucks, ordered to dig a shallow grave and executed in one afternoon.
The women, still in the schoolyard, could hear the shots just a short distance away. The older women and children were separated from the younger women. Ms Murad was ripped away from her mother, whom she would never see again.
On the way out of town, Ms Murad, who was 21, screamed in an effort to stop one of the soldiers from grabbing her breast each time he walked by her on the bus. “Why did you scream?” a militant asked Ms Murad. “I was scared,” she told him. “This guy ... touched me.”
“What do you think you are here for?” asked the commander. “You are an infidel, a sabiyya [sex slave] and you belong to the Islamic State now, so get used to it.”
Then he spat in her face, took out a cigarette and extinguished it on her shoulder. He lit another one and put it out on her stomach. Then he slapped her twice across the face and warned: “Never make another sound again.”
In the dark, crowded room of a home where she and the other women were being held, Ms Murad asked what awaited her; another woman who had been there longer told her to look for the stains on the bathroom wall where others had tried to kill themselves rather than be sold as slaves.
“You can see the blood high on the walls where the cleaners don’t notice,” the woman told her. “The small reddish-brown stains high up on the tiles were all that was left of some Yazidi girls who had come before me,” wrote Ms Murad.
She had never heard of IS before they came to her village and had no idea that the group had been planning her fate for a long time. “Attacking Kocho and taking girls to use as sex slaves wasn’t a spontaneous decision,” she wrote.
“IS planned it all: how they would come into our homes, what made a girl more or less valuable, which militants deserved a sabiyya as incentive and which should pay.”
She paraphrases an Islamic State pamphlet which stated that “Sabiyya can be given as gifts and sold at the whim of the owner, for they are merely property.” Ms Murad wrote: “An owner can have sex with a prepubescent slave, it says, if she is ‘fit for intercourse.’ ”
Sitting in a house surrounded by men with guns, the young woman contemplated killing herself. Instead, she made a pact with her two older sisters, Dimal and Adke. “We would … take the first opportunity to escape,” she wrote.
Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, right, and her client Nadia Murad attend a Security Council meeting at United Nations headquarters.
When an enormous man with calves “as thick as tree trunks” selected Ms Murad as his slave, she screamed and tried to pull away. “His eyes were sunk deep into the flesh of his wide face … He didn’t look like a man — he looked like a monster.”
When she spied a skinnier man’s calves from her place on the ground, she begged him to take her, hoping his slight size might save her. “She’s mine,” the skinny man told the larger man. And that was that.
Ms Murad was registered as a slave — complete with a photo ID that would be dispersed among the fighters if she were to run away — and taken to the home of her new owner, a high-ranking IS judge named Hajji Salman.
“You’re my fourth sabiyya,” he told her. “The other three are Muslim now. I did that for them. Yazidis are infidels — that’s why we are doing this. It’s to help you.”
Hajji Salman told her to shower, put on a dress that came only to her knee — an immodest change from her normal wardrobe — and use hair-removal cream all over her body.
“I stood in front of the bathroom mirror. I knew that if I didn’t wear any make-up, I would be punished, so I looked through the pile [left for me] ... Normally [my niece] and I would have been thrilled at the new make-up, which was a brand I recognised and could very rarely afford.
“We would have stood in front of the bedroom mirror, painting our eyelids different colours, surrounding our eyes with thick lines of kohl, and covering our freckles with foundation. At Hajji Salman’s, I could barely stand to look at myself in the mirror. I put on some pink lipstick and eye make-up — just enough, I hoped, to avoid being beaten.”
When he raped her, “He was loud enough for all the guards to hear — he shouted as if he wanted all of Mosul to know that he was finally raping his sabiyya — and no one interfered. His touch was exaggerated, forceful, meant to hurt me ... I was like a child, crying out for my mother,” Ms Murad wrote.
“He hit me when he was displeased with the way I cleaned the house, when he was angry about something from work, if I cried or kept my eyes closed while he raped me,” she wrote.
He humiliated her, spreading honey on his toes and making her lick it off. And he always warned her: “It you try [to escape], you will regret it, I promise you. The punishment won’t be good.”
She tried anyway. She put on an abaya, the robe-like covering that devout Muslim women wear, and crawled out a window. A guard saw her. Hajji Salman was summoned, and he whipped Ms Murad’s naked body and then let his sentry — six of them — gang-rape her until she was unconscious.
The last thing she saw before blacking out was one of the guards placing his glasses on a table before he climbed into her bed.
Over the next week, she was passed to six other men who raped and beat her, before being given to one who planned on taking her to Syria. But first he needed to buy her more clothing.
Left alone for the first time in two weeks, she impulsively tried the front door. It didn’t budge. But Ms Murad gave it one last shove and “nearly fell over when it swung open.” Her captor had, for reasons unknown, left it unlocked.
She started walking and didn’t stop. Dressed in the abaya, with her face covered like other Muslim women, she wasn’t an obvious target, although she was shaking and could barely breathe she was so terrified. She walked all evening and into the night. When she arrived at the outskirts of town, the poorer section, she felt slightly calmer.
“If any Sunni in Mosul was going to help me, it was most likely to be a poor Sunni, maybe a family who had stayed only because they didn’t have the money to leave,” Ms Murad reasoned.
She spied a house that looked vaguely like her own back in Kocho and knocked on the door.
“I beg you, help me,” she said, not knowing if she had been saved or was about to be destroyed.
Nadia Murad (L) and actress Uzo Aduba speak onstage during Glamour Celebrates 2017 Women Of The Year Live Summit.
One of the men grabbed her and pulled her into the house. “It’s safer in here,” he said. “You shouldn’t talk about those kinds of things outside.”
The clan, who despised IS, let her stay with them for a few days while they prepared a plan: One of the sons, Nasser, would drive her out of IS territory; if anyone asked, he would pretend to be her husband. The plan worked.
Using fake IDs and a cover story about visiting family in Kurdish-held Iraq, Ms Murad and Nasser made it past the many checkpoints until she was reunited with two of her brothers at a refugee camp.
Ms Murad’s struggle wasn’t over yet. As news filtered in with new arrivals to the camp, she eventually learned what had happened to her other loved ones. Her mother had been shot and buried in a shallow grave along with 85 other Yazidi women.
Five of her brothers had been executed. Her nephew had been kidnapped by IS and would be brainwashed into fighting for them. Her two sisters were still in captivity.
Luckily, another one of her brothers was found in a hospital nearby. Ms Murad refused to tell her three surviving brothers the details of her ordeal, knowing it would torment them to think of their wives, still in captivity, being raped. “I cried every day. When I dreamed, it was always about being returned to IS and having to escape again.”
At the refugee camp, Ms Murad told a few reporters her story. When Murad Ismael, the executive director of Yazda, a Yazidi advocacy group, was looking for a refugee to tell her story to the UN Security Council, he asked Ms Murad and she agreed.
More than a year later she was flown across the Atlantic Ocean for the first time and landed in New York, where she made a speech before the UN.
Poised and calm in front of a crowd of world leaders, she stated: “You are the ones to decide whether another girl, just like me, in a different part of the world, will be able to lead a simple life or will be forced to live in suffering and bondage.”
It was a turning point. “I believe Nadia’s speech raised awareness about the tyranny of ISIS, and they are retreating now, shrinking,” Ismael told The Post. “I attribute some of the world standing up to ISIS to Nadia and people like her, who spoke bravely.”
Humanitarian lawyer Amal Clooney now represents Ms Murad and other Yazidi survivors before the UN. In August, the Security Council passed a resolution to appoint independent investigators to collect evidence of Islamic State crimes, the first step toward holding the group accountable for its mass executions.
But, says Ismael, “I am not sure if it will happen. Unless there is giant effort, many will get away with their crimes.”
More than 3000 women and children are still enslaved and 300,000 Yazidis are displaced. Ms Murad is now living in a town near Stuttgart, Germany, through a program that took in 1100 Yazidi refugees in 2015.
In September 2016, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime appointed her a goodwill ambassador for the dignity of survivors of human trafficking. She was also nominated for a Nobel and named one of Time magazine’s most influential people in 2016.
(Her two sisters were also finally liberated from IS; Dimal, 33, lives with Ms Murad in Germany, while Adke, 30, is in a Kurdistan refugee camp.)
Now Ms Murad is hoping her book will reach an even wider audience than her speech before the UN. All proceeds from the book’s sales will go toward supporting survivors and bringing IS to justice.
“I think there was a reason God helped me escape ... and I don’t take my freedom for granted,” she wrote. “The terrorists didn’t think that Yazidi girls would have the courage to tell the world every detail of
Posted by SJR Kumar at 12:27 PM
Nov 16, 2017
Pakistan minister demands non-Muslim guards for his protection
Provincial Law Minister Rana Sanaullah has reportedly been facing threats since he said during an interview that there were only minor differences between Muslims and Ahmadis.
A minister in Pakistan has reportedly asked for non-Muslim security personnel after receiving threats from Islamists. According to local media reports, Provincial Law Minister Rana Sanaullah has rejigged his security cover - removing Muslims and asking for Christians, Hindu and Ahmadi guards instead.
Sanaullah made headlines last month when he said during a TV interview that there were only 'minor differences' between Muslims and Ahmadis. It sparked a massive outrage in the country - especially among staunch Islamists who called for his resignation. Islamist group Tehreek Labaik Ya Rasool Allah had organised protests against the minister for his comment.
A section, according to the minister, has also threatened to kill him.
As a result, Sanaullah has asked the police department to screen his security detail. He has also said that he will then personally check and appoint security officials. Till then, Sanaullah has employed Christian guards from a private security agency.
Sanaullah's reaction to the outrage against him is hardly far-fetched. In 2011, Punjab’s governor Salman Taseer was killed by his police guard for his views on blasphemy laws. In a country known for its largely conservative Muslim population, Sanaullah's initial comments had re-ignited the debate on social status of Ahmadi community - one that is officially declared as non-Muslim by Pakistan.
Posted by SJR Kumar at 11:19 PM
Nov 8, 2017
Guruvayur Parthasarathy Temple takeover sparks hartal call...
The Hindu Aikya Vedi has called a dawn-to-dusk hartal in the district on Wednesday against the takeover of the Guruvayur Parthasarathy Temple by the Malabar Devaswom Board (MDB) under heavy police protection in the wee hours of Tuesday.
Citing favourable orders from Chavakkad Magistrate Court and a High Court, a team led by Malabar Devaswom Board executive officer T. C. Biju and manager P. Sreekumar, entered the temple along with a large posse of plainclothesmen at 4.30 a.m.
They later collected the keys of its bandarams along with cash and relevant documents kept in the officer from the manager who was in charge.
Three ACPs including Guruvayur's P. A. Sivadasan and seven circle inspectors and several officers stationed near the temple.
Considering protests from devotees and HAV members, they had brought in water cannons.
Even though the cops along with Devaswom officials had reached the temple on September 23 after the daybreak, they faced stiff resistance.
Chavakkad tehsildar Premchandran, deputy tehsildar T. K. Shaji and ADM C. V. Sajan also were present on Tuesday during the takeover.
The MDB had sought the legal permission for taking over the temple from the court citing the alleged corruption in its governing committee.
Two of its employees belonging to CITU had complained of corruption in the temple.
HAV state secretary P. Sudhakaran, associated with legal matters of the governing council, said the officials had not got any orders from the magistrate court or HC for its takeover, but they were interpreting them for their convenience.
He also said the HC was to hear the plea of the governing committee for an injunction and an appeal for police protection for the takeover of the temple on Wednesday.
BJP flays takeover
BJP State president Kummanam Rajasekharan protested against the takeover of the temple by the board.
In a statement issued in Thiruvananthapuram, he said the takeover amounted to violation of religious freedom and the Constitution. He said this would have serious ramifications.
Posted by SJR Kumar at 2:02 PM
Krishna Kulkarni's open letter to Rahul Gandhi in response to the Congress VP saying the RSS had killed Gandhi..
Mahatma Gandhi's great grandson Shri Krishna Kulkarni's open letter to Rahul Gandhi in response to the Congress VP saying the RSS had killed Gandhi..
Dear Mr. Rahul Gandhi,
Gandhiji was my great grandfather. He was assassinated by Mr. Nathuram Godse.
Many inquiry commissions have researched the case and none has implicated the RSS.
My grandfather Ramdas Gandhi wrote to the then Home Minister, Sardar Patel to spare Mr. Godse the capital punishment.
Our family had moved on even then... but...just for your information..when Ramdas Gandhi lay dying in Mumbai (1969), Mr. Gopal Godse, the younger brother of Mr. Nathuram Godse did pay him a visit.
So as it stands, this issue is squarely in the past and my family has moved on........
My humble suggestion -- your folks who own Congress (I) and your
goodself...should move on AND QUIT milking the name of Gandhi and this issue for YOUR SELFISH BENEFITS.
Have the magnanimity to accept the verdicts of the various commissions. To keep harping that the RSS killed Gandhi is akin to saying the Sikhs killed your GRANDMOTHER ... which would be such a petty falsehood isn't it?
A couple of guys don't make for a community.... So please stop this charade, stop this opportunistic usage of the Gandhi name.
YOU ARE NOT FROM THE GANDHI FAMILY. YOU HAVE FOOLED TOO MANY PEOPLE FOR TOO LONG USING GANDHI NAME IN INDIA. STOP IT NOW.
Feroze Gandhi was in reality Feroze Khan, son of a Gujarati Pathan Nawab Khan of Junagadh and his wife was a Parsi who had converted to Islam.
Your grandmother Indira was also a Muslim having converted to Islam to
You are a mixture of Muslim and Christian.
There is no Rahul or Gandhi in you.
YOU are nowhere close to being a HINDU but a combination of MUSLIM/CATHOLIC DNA - with due respect to all the communities.
I am putting this in the public domain as someone from the Gandhi family has to call your bluff. Stop fooling people, you're no Gandhi.
- Krishna Kulkarni
Posted by SJR Kumar at 1:20 PM
Nov 7, 2017
അഖില വിഷയത്തിൽ മാനുഷ്യാവകാശ ലംഘനങ്ങൾ ഒന്നും നടന്നിട്ടില്ല, എന്നാൽ കേരളത്തിൽ നിർബന്ധിത മതപരിവർത്തനം നടക്കുന്നുണ്ട്: ദേശീയ വനിതാ കമ്മീഷൻ അദ്ധ്യക്ഷ
അഖില വീട്ടിൽ പൂർണ സുരക്ഷിതയെന്ന് ദേശീയ വനിതാ കമ്മിഷൻ ആക്ടിങ് അന്ധ്യക്ഷ ശ്രീമതി രേഖ ശർമ്മ. അഖിലയ്ക്കു വീട്ടിൽ യാതൊരു സുരക്ഷാ ഭീഷണിയുമില്ലെന്നു മാത്രമല്ല സന്തോഷവതിയുമായിരിക്കുന്നുവെന്നും രേഖ ശർമ്മ പറഞ്ഞു. അഖിലയെ വൈക്കത്തെ വീട്ടിൽ സന്ദർശിച്ച ശേഷം മാധ്യമങ്ങളോടു സംസാരിക്കുകയായിരുന്നു. സന്ദർശന വേളയിലെടുത്ത അഖിലയുടെ ചിത്രവും രേഖ ശർമ്മ മൊബൈൽ ഉയർത്തി മാധ്യമങ്ങളെ കാട്ടി.
ഏകദേശം ഒരു മണിക്കൂറോളം നീണ്ടുനിൽക്കുന്നതായിരുന്നു രേഖ ശർമ്മയുടെ സന്ദർശനം. മാധ്യമങ്ങൾ ആരോപിക്കും പോലെ അഖില വിഷയത്തിൽ മാനുഷ്യാവകാശ ലംഘനങ്ങൾ ഒന്നും നടന്നിട്ടില്ല. എന്നാൽ കേരളത്തിൽ നിർബന്ധിത മതപരിവർത്തനം നടക്കുന്നുണ്ടെന്നും അധ്യക്ഷ ആരോപിച്ചു. അഖിലയുടെ നിലപാടു സംബന്ധിച്ച യാതൊന്നും ചർച്ചയായില്ലെന്നും 27നു കോടതിയിൽ ഹാജരാകുമ്പോൾ അവർ സ്വന്തം നിലപാടു വ്യക്തമാക്കുമെന്നും രേഖ ശർമ്മ അറിയിച്ചു.
ശ്രീമതി രേഖ ശർമ്മ മൂന്നു ദിവസം കേരളത്തിലുണ്ട്. സമാന സംഭവങ്ങളില് ഉൾപ്പെട്ട പെൺകുട്ടികളെയും രക്ഷിതാക്കളെയും ദേശീയ വനിതാ കമ്മിഷൻ അധ്യക്ഷ കാണുന്നുണ്ട്.
ഐഎസ് കെണിയിൽപെട്ടു സിറിയയിലേക്കു കടന്നു എന്നു കരുതുന്ന നിമിഷയുടെ അമ്മയെയും ദേശീയ വനിത കമ്മിഷൻ അധ്യക്ഷ കാണും.
ചൊവ്വാഴ്ച കോഴിക്കോട്ടും ബുധനാഴ്ച തിരുവനന്തപുരത്തും ദേശീയ വനിതാ കമ്മിഷൻ സിറ്റിങ് ഉണ്ട്. പരാതിയുള്ള ആർക്കും നേരിൽ കാണമെന്നു രേഖ ശർമ പറഞ്ഞു. സംസ്ഥാന പൊലീസ് മേധാവിയുമായും ദേശീയ വനിത കമ്മിഷൻ അധ്യക്ഷ കൂടിക്കാഴ്ച നടത്തും.
Posted by SJR Kumar at 12:53 AM
Nov 2, 2017
ഭാരതത്തെ ഇസ്ലാമിക രാഷ്ട്രമാക്കാൻ പ്രവർത്തിക്കുന്ന പോപ്പുലർ ഫ്രണ്ടിനെയും അവരുടെ സഹോദര സംഘടനകളെയും ഉടനടി നിരോധിക്കണം
പോപ്പുലർ ഫ്രണ്ടിനെയും അവരുടെ സഹോദര സംഘടനകളെയും ഉടനടി നിരോധിക്കണം...
കേരളത്തിൽ വർഷങ്ങളായി നടന്നുകൊണ്ടിരിക്കുന്ന സംഘടിത മതപരിവർത്തിന് പിന്നിൽ പ്രവർത്തിക്കുന്ന പോപ്പുലർ ഫ്രണ്ടിനെയും അവരുടെ സഹോദര സംഘടനകളെയും ഉടനടി നിരോധിച്ച് അവരുടെ നേതാക്കള്ക്കെതിരെ ദേശദ്രോഹക്കുറ്റത്തിന് കേസെടുത്ത് ജയിലിലടക്കണം.
അന്യ മതസ്ഥരായ പെൺകുട്ടികളെ അവരുടെ മാതാപിതാക്കളിൽ നിന്നും കുടുംബങ്ങളിൽ നിന്നും അടർത്തിയെടുത്ത് അവരുടെ രക്ഷിതാവായി ചമഞ്ഞ് പല വിധത്തിലുള്ള പ്രയോഗങ്ങളിലൂടെ അവരുടെ മനസ്സിനെ സ്വാധീനിച്ച് നിർബന്ധിത മതപരിവർത്തനം നടത്തിയെന്ന വളരെയധികം കേസുകൾ പോപ്പുലർ ഫ്രണ്ടിനും, അവരുടെ മതംമാറ്റ കേന്ദ്രമായ സത്യസരണിക്കും സൈനബ എന്ന അവരുടെ നേതാവിന്റെ പേരിലും ഉണ്ട്. കോടതികൾ പല കേസുകളിലും ഇവർക്കെതിരെ അന്വേഷണത്തിന് ഉത്തരവിട്ടെങ്കിലും രാഷ്ട്രീയ സ്വാധീനം ഉപയോഗിച്ച് അന്വേഷണങ്ങൾ മരവിപ്പിക്കുകയായിരുന്നു എന്നുവേണം കരുതാൻ. പക്ഷേ എൻ.ഐ.എ.യുടെ അന്വേഷണത്തിൽ അവരുടെ കുറ്റകരമായ പ്രവർത്തനങ്ങൾ പുറത്തു വന്നു കഴിഞ്ഞു. കൂടാതെ കഴിഞ്ഞ ദിവസം ഒരു ദേശീയ ചാനൽ പുറത്തുവിട്ട ഒളിക്യാമറ ഉപയോഗിച്ച് എടുത്ത ഒരു വീഡിയോ പോപ്പുലർ ഫ്രണ്ടിന്റെ ഹവാല ഇടപാടുകളെക്കുറിച്ചും സത്യസരണിയിൽ നടത്തുന്ന നിർബന്ധിത മതപരിവർത്തനത്തെക്കുറിച്ചും വ്യക്തമായ തെളിവുകളാണ് നൽകുന്നത്. സംഘടിതമായി മതപരിവര്ത്തനം നടത്താറുണ്ടെന്നും വിദേശത്ത് നിന്ന് ഹവാല വഴി പണം സ്വീകരിച്ചിട്ടുണ്ടെന്നും ഒളിക്യാമറയില് ആ സംഘടനയുടെ നേതാക്കൾ തന്നെ പറഞ്ഞ വസ്തുതകൾ സമൂഹ മനഃസാക്ഷിയെ ഞെട്ടിക്കുന്നതാണ്.
ഭാരതത്തെ ഇസ്ലാമിക രാഷ്ട്രമാക്കുക എന്നതാണ് പോപ്പുലർ ഫ്രണ്ടിന്റെ ലക്ഷ്യമെന്ന് അവർ തുറന്നു പറഞ്ഞു കഴിഞ്ഞു. സുപ്രീം കോടതിയിൽ നടന്നുവരുന്ന അഖില കേസില് പോപ്പുലര് ഫ്രണ്ടിനും സൈനബയ്ക്കും സത്യസരണിക്കുമെതിരെ ഗുരുതരമായ ആരോപണങ്ങളാണ് എന്.ഐ.എ കോടതിയില് ഉന്നയിച്ചിട്ടുള്ളത്.
ഇതിന്റെയെല്ലാം വെളിച്ചത്തിൽ പോപ്പുലർ ഫ്രണ്ടിനെയും അവരുടെ സഹോദര സംഘടനകളെയും ഉടനടി നിരോധിക്കുന്നതിനും സത്യസരണിയും അവരുടെ മറ്റ് മതം മാറ്റ കേന്ദ്രങ്ങളും അടച്ചുപൂത്തുന്നതിനും ദേശദ്രോഹക്കുറ്റം ചുമത്തി അവരുടെ നേതാക്കളെ അറസ്റ്റ് ചെയ്യുന്നതിനും വേണ്ട നടപടികള് കേന്ദ്ര സംസ്ഥാന സര്ക്കാരുകള് ഉടനടി കൈക്കൊള്ളണം.
S J R Kumar
Posted by SJR Kumar at 12:07 PM
Video: Popular Front and Sathyasarani behind Islamic conversions in Kerala: India Today exposes their hidden agenda
Posted by SJR Kumar at 9:25 AM
Nov 1, 2017
Operation Jihad Mafia: Kerala's conversion factories unmasked
The PFI, already under NIA investigation, is accused of brainwashing Hindu women and marrying them off to Muslim men.
In public, it proclaims to be a champion of diversity and equality. Kerala's Popular Front of India (PFI) has consistently denied accusations of religious conversions, hawala funding, murderous assaults and terror links.
But India Today has lifted the veil off the non-profit organisation, securing stunning confessions of its top functionaries about its mass proselytizing, illegal financing and about its ultimate goal to turn India into a theocratic Islamic state.
The PFI, already under NIA investigation, is accused of brainwashing Hindu women and marrying them off to Muslim men.
"All these allegations are baseless," claimed Zainaba A.S., the head of the group's woman wing, on Monday, responding to accusations that she "mentored" non-Muslim women into conversions.
She is suspected of playing a key role in what has come to be known as Kerala's own love-jihad case -- the marriage between Hadiya, previously known by her Hindu name as Akhila Asokan, with Shafin Jahan.
In May, the state high court annulled their matrimony after the woman's father challenged it as an act of forcible conversion for terror recruitment.
The couple's appeal is now being heard by the supreme court.
"I contacted Hadiya only after she came to (the PFI's sister organisation) Sathya Sarani for admission. Actually, she embraced Islam two years before. In 2013, she embraced Islam," insisted Zainaba on Monday. "It's no love-jihad (but) an arranged marriage."
But before Zainaba issued this denial relating to one high-profile case, she had already shared the PFI's dark secrets with India Today's undercover reporters.
Herself a member of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board, she was caught on tape how the Popular Front of India and its sister organization Sathya Sarani in Kerala's Manjeri carried out massive conversions.
"(In) That institute of ours... around 5,000 people have converted to Islam over the past 10 years now," Zainaba revealed. They, she admitted, included both Hindus and Christians.
Conversions, an emotive issue in Kerala, are banned in Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha if carried out through force or allurement. Recently, Jharkhand's assembly also passed an anti-conversion bill recently.
At their home in Malappuram, Zainaba and her husband, Ali, spoke candidly about their involvement in proselytising several non-Muslim women into Islam.
They didn't speak specifically about the Hadiya case though.
"We had a schoolteacher with us. She was an M.Sc. in mathematics and B.Ed," said Ali. "Now she's converted to Islam. She converted four years ago," added Zainaba.
"Did you proselytize her?" the reporter probed.
"Yes," confirmed the PFI's woman leader. "Four years ago."
The converted woman was previously called Shubha, Zainaba disclosed. "She's now Fatima." "How many non-Muslims have you proselytized?" the reporter asked.
"There are many," replied Zainaba.
She also explained the entire modus for proselytising, emphasising conversion centres have to disguised as charitable or educational establishments in order to prevent any backlash.
"We don't have to officially declare it to be a conversion centre. It's an educational institute," Zainaba admitted. "A lot of preparation goes into it. We need resources. We have to create a trust first."
She disclosed such secret centres have to have at least 15 members to qualify for registration as a trust.
"Later, we need to figure out a place for the campus. That campus should house all facilities, such as a mosque for namaz, accommodation, a well-furnished institute like this (Sathya Sarani)," Zainaba explained. "Then we have to get it registered by the government under the Societies Registration Act."
Further, Zainaba revealed how the PFI outsourced name-change certificates after converting inmates.
"There are two ways. Getting a certificate from some institutes that such and such person has embraced Islam. Then there's another system of having it notarized on a declared affidavit," she said.
In its dossier, accessed by India Today, the NIA has also accused the PFI of terror links and hawala financing, charges the group has denied vehemently.
But a founding member of the PFI, whom India Today reporters met in New Delhi under cover, admitted that the organization aimed at creating an Islamic state.
Ahmed Shareef, the PFI's founder member and the managing editor of its mouthpiece Gulf Thejas, also confessed to illegal funding.
"All over the world. That is the motive," Shareef acknowledged when asked whether the PFI and Sathya Sarani worked on a hidden motive to establish Islamic state in India as suspected. "All over the world. That is the motive."
"Islamic state is the final goal?" the reported probed.
"Final goal," Shareef replied. "All over the world. Why only India? After making India an Islamic state and then they will go to other states."
He also revealed how he raised funds for the PFI in the Middle East five years ago and sent them back home through hawala.
"At that time, (Rs) 10 lakh or something," Shareef said.
"Ten lakh? And how you sent it?" asked the reporter.
"Hawala," answered Shareef. He admitted both the PFI and Sathya Sarani received funding through mainstream as well as illegal hawala channels.
REACTION TO INDIA TODAY'S OPERATION CONVERSION FACTORY
Ravishankar Prasad says PFI should be banned and these leaders should be prosecuted.
"Your investigation shows that there is a PFI, the Popular Front of India, which is having an organised racket employing people who are owning it up on your channel that they are creating a radical group by some kind of psychological brainwashing," said law minister and BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad.
"These NGOs that profess that they stand for peace, profanity stand exposed today at your channel. That's a great job you have done. My greetings and congratulations to you," said Prasad.
"I have to point out that unfortunately none of the reporting that has come out in the papers, one finds that they haven't caught the the gist of the argument which thankfully your channel seems to have through this entire exercise in a very very good manner caught," said BJP spokesperson Nalin Kohli.
"These are glaring and extremely worrisome trends showing there is a well oiled machinery and psychological kidnappings as Mr Manindar Singh told the Court and as the investigation is revealing. This is not an ordinary case," said Kohli.
"Upper caste Hindus are harassing lower Caste Hindus, that's why they are converting to Islam for equality, justice and peace nowadays. ISI members were found in Madhya Pradesh. BJP should be banned for that and the parent organization RSS should be banned. Also follow the Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel's footsteps who banned RSS once," said the media coordinator Islamic Research Foundation Ilyas Sharafuddin.
"If someone violates the law of the land he should be punished, Islam does not oppose that," said AIIA president Maulana Sajid Rashidi.
Meanwhile, NIA is monitoring India Today expose Operation Conversion Factory. The agency wants India Today to provide complete recording of investigation.
Sources say NIA will probe findings of India Today Investigation.
Posted by SJR Kumar at 11:31 AM
Oct 30, 2017
The role of Congress party leaders in burning 59 people alive at Godhra is well established. You know how?
The role of Congress party leaders in burning 59 people alive at Godhra is well established. You know how?Gujarat Congress leaders have been convicted in Jihadi terrorist act of burning alive 59 innocent Hindu pilgrims of Godhra.
(Now a few ISIS Jihadis working at Ahmed Patel's hospital comes as no surprise.)
Just read a Snippet from MD Deshpande's book on Gujarat riots 'Gujarat Riots: The True Story: The Truth of the 2002 Riots' shown here.
Also it's worth mentioning a description of the book:
"The 2002 violence in Gujarat, Godhra and after was reported widely by the media, both Indian and Global. The nature of the violence, the role of the state government, and also of the then Chief Minister Narendra Modi were massively debated and discussed. Many contrasting views have been expressed worldwide about the topic. This book reveals exactly what happened. With meticulous media research, it gives contemporary newspaper reports, official statistics and comprehensive analysis to reveal the full truth of the 2002 riots, and removes many misconceptions. It also gives a special chapter on the findings of the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team. With comprehensively documented arguments, this is like an encyclopedia on the 2002 riots, reveals everything you need to know about the Gujarat violence.
Was the state government of Narendra Modi culpable, or did it handle the riots effectively? Was the violence after Godhra one-sided or was it plain riots in which both sides suffered? Were some reported incidents exaggerations or were they real brutal facts? The answers to all these questions are given comprehensively. A simple reading of the book will throw enough light and arm the readers with strong facts to make up their mind."
Now please read the attached Snippet.
Posted by SJR Kumar at 1:39 PM
Oct 27, 2017
Nepal Criminalizes Christian Conversion and Evangelism
Last week, Nepal enacted a law to curb evangelism by criminalizing religious conversion...
The criminal code bill, which the parliament approved in August and President Bidhya Devi Bhandari signed last Monday, establishes further constitutional protections for Hinduism (which 80% of the population practices) by restricting religious conversion and hurting of religious sentiment, or blasphemy.
A section of the new law reads:
No one should involve or encourage in conversion of religion.
No one should convert a person from one religion to another religion or profess them own religion and belief with similar intention by using or not using any means of attraction and by disturbing religion or belief of any ethnic groups or community that being practiced since ancient times.
If found guilty; there will be punishment of five years of imprisonment and penalty of fifty thousand rupees [approximately $770 USD]. If foreigners are found guilty; they will have to be deported within seven days after completing the imprisonment in third clause.
Posted by SJR Kumar at 11:10 AM
National Investigation Agency
Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.Date: 26.10.2017
(Charge Sheet filed in NIA Case RC-05/2016/NIA/MUM)
On 26th of October, 2017, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) filed a charge sheet before the NIA Special Court, Mumbai, in NIA case no. RC-05/2016/NIA/MUM (IRF Case). The charge sheet has been filed under section 10 UA (P) Act and Sections 120B, 153A, 295A, 298 and 505(2) IPC
2. The accused persons against whom charge sheet has been submitted in the case are as under: 1) Zakir Abdul Karim Naik under Sections 120B, 153A, 295A, 298 & 505(2) of the IPC and Section 10 of the UA(P) Act
2) Islamic Research Foundation (IRF), Mumbai under Sections 120B, 153A, 295A, 298 & 505(2) of the IPC
3) Harmony Media Private Limited (HMPL) under Sections 120B, 153A, 295A, 298 & 505(2) of the IPC
2) Islamic Research Foundation (IRF), Mumbai under Sections 120B, 153A, 295A, 298 & 505(2) of the IPC
3) Harmony Media Private Limited (HMPL) under Sections 120B, 153A, 295A, 298 & 505(2) of the IPC
3. The investigation has revealed that Zakir Naik is the founding trustee and a member of an Unlawful Association, i.e., the Islamic Research Foundation. He has been promoting enmity and hatred between different religious groups in India through his public speeches and lectures. He has conspired with the IRF Trust and the Harmony Media Private Limited to commit offences of (i) promoting enmity and hatred between different religious groups in India through his public speeches and lectures (ii) deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs.
4. The investigation conducted by NIA has firmly established that the incriminating public speeches/utterings have been in circulation through the electronic media, such as CD/DVD and web portals Facebook/ YouTube, etc.; and have been, and continue to be seen, across the world. The minutes of IRF board of trustees' meetings disclose that IRF had approved, organized, promoted and funded public lectures of accused Zakir Naik including his incriminating speeches. The seized material such as DVD and books list IRF as the publisher.
5. The Investigation has also established the role of Harmony Media Private Limited in collusion with recording the incriminating speeches of a ccused Zakir Abdul Karim Naik, editing the same for public view, making master DVD of incriminating speeches for further replication and circulation to general public, forwarding the speeches to the Global Broadcast Corporation, Dubai, for broadcast in the Peace TV.
6. The investigation has established that many incriminating speeches of accused Zakir Naik were delivered during the 10day Peace Conference organized by IRF in Mumbai from 2007 to 2011. The Minutes of IRF Board of Trustee's Meetings confirm that the IRF had planned, organized, funded and promoted this event where there was open exhortation to convert people of other religion into Islamic religion by Zakir Naik. His lecture tours were funded by the IRF. The covers of incriminating DVDs also h ad the name of the IRF along with its address. His derogatory, insulting and controversial comments have always been defended by the IRF.
7. During the investigation, it was found that through his public lectures/speeches, accused Zakir Naik and maliciously insulted the religious beliefs of Hindus, Christians and non Wahabi Muslims, particularly Shia, Sufi, and Barelwis, with intention of outraging their religious feelings, and IRF and HMPL have been instrumental in the maximum circulation of TV program.
8. During the investigation, nine speeches and/or utterings, in particular, were found to be inflammatory as they hurt the religious sentiments besides inciting violence. These speeches are tit led as (i) ‘Terrorism and an Islamic Perspective', (ii) ‘Media and Islam: War or Peace' (iii) ‘ZN se Poochiye Sawal wa Jawab ka Khula Ijlaas', (iv) ‘Zakir Naik se Poochiye sawal wa Jawab ki Khuli Nashisht' (v) ‘Similarities between am' (QA Session), (vi) ‘Concept of God' (Q & A Session),(vii) Ask Dr.Zakir an exclusive open question and answer session Chennai, (viii) Ask Dr. Zakir an exclusive open question and answer session, Dubai Day 1, (ix) Ask Dr. Zakir an exclusive open question and answer session, Dubai Day2.
9. The investigation has also brought on record that in September 2012, during the Ganpati festival, two quotes of Zakir Naik taken from his speech given earlier in Srinagar, were uploaded on his Facebook account by the IRF for public view. The texts were (i) ‘If you prove to me that Shri Ganesh is Bhagwaan then I will eat the prasaad,' and (ii) ‘If your ‘Bhagwan' cannot recognize his own son (Sri Ganesh), how will he recognize me if I fall into any difficulty?' The religious sentiments of followers of Hindu faith were deeply hurt by these insulting and deriding comments. The investigation has revealed that Zakir Naik admitted before the Supreme Court that the said controversial quotations were posted on his Facebook accoun t by an employee of the IRF named Asif Sheikh. Though Zakir Naik told the court that the said Asif Sheikh was no longer an employee, the investigation has revealed that he continued to work in the same capacity but his name was removed from the list of IRF employees to coverup the matter, and he was shown as an employee of another outfit styled as ‘Islamic Dimensions'
10. The Investigation has established that the Peace TV was found guilty of breaching Rule 2.3 of the Communications Act, 2003, in the UK as well, because in presenting his theological views on these points, Zakir Naik did not include any reference to alternative interpretations by Muslim scholars [ presented ] , nor sought to mitigate the potential offence by providing sufficie of the views he nt context for his remarks.
11. The investigation has further revealed that the IRF and the IRF Educational Trust have received huge donations from the public, within India and from abroad. Most of the acknowledgment receipts show only ‘Well Wisher' inste 12. During the ad of the real name of the donor.
12. During the investigation, it has been found that Nailah Naushad Noorani, sister of Zakir Naik, was a trustee of the IRF Educational Trust along with him. When Zakir Naik became Nailah Nausha d Noorani as Director in Harmony Media as well as in Longlast Constructions Company, in his place. It was found that she was Director on paper only; all the affairs of companies were handled by her brother. She signed the cheques on the instruction of her brother and had no knowledge of the company affairs. Furthermore, she had received Rs 29 crores from Zakir Naik through her parent's bank account between 2013 and 2016. This money was further invested into Harmony Media and Longlast Constructions company a s per Zakir Naik's instructions.
13. The investigation has revealed that huge funds have been received by the domestic and foreign entities and individuals related to accused Zakir Naik. The investigation has also revealed that huge quantity of cash has b een generated in the system by entities and individuals connected to Zakir Naik which has been invested in real estate and holding companies. The investigation has revealed that there are 19 [Nineteen] immovable properties, including land and building, wor th Rs 104 [One hundred and four] Crores connected with the cused Zakir Naik. The source as well as the the mode of acq uisition of these properties is being investigated.
14. During the investigation sufficient oral, documentary, technical, forensic and material evidence has been collected which establishes the criminal conspiracy in promoting enmity and hatred between different religious groups in India through public speeches and lectu res. Zakir Naik has deliberately insulted other religions or religious beliefs under the aegis of IRF with the help of HMPL to cause dissatisfaction.
15. Further investigation is in progress.
Posted by SJR Kumar at 1:46 AM
Oct 26, 2017
Two IS suspects arrested in Kerala, ‘main recruiter’ among them7
Hamza Thalasserry (in white) and Mohamed Manaf were arrested on Thursday for alleged links with the Islamic State.
Police say more arrests likely as people who joined the militant group return following the fall of the ‘caliphate’
Updated: Oct 26, 2017 14:08 IST
By Ramesh Babu - Hindustan Times
Kerala police said they arrested two people from Kannur on Thursday for links to the Islamic State militant group, including a man said to be the “main recruiter” in the state, a day after nabbing three people over similar suspicions.
Police said Hamza Thalasserry, arrested on Thursday, is responsible for recruiting several youth from the state and helping them go to regions such as Syria and Afghanistan, where the Islamic State has launched an insurgency marked by mass killings and bombings.The 52-year-old, also known as ‘Hamsa Taliban’ according to police, is suspected to have close links with seniors in IS, officials said quoting his statements to investigators.
Kannur deputy superintendent of police PP Sadanandan, who is investigating the case, told Hindustan Times that Hamza was operating from Gulf countries for more than 20 years. “Holding two passports, he visited many counties. He told us he was the cook of a Taliban leader and later switched over to the IS,” he said, adding the police were yet to get details of people he recruited to the IS .
“Going by our investigation he is a key operative of the outfit. During questioning he took many big names of the terror outfit and said he was in constant touch with some of them,” he said.
Hamza, according to Sadanandan, still believed in IS ideology and was confident believers will establish the “caliphate” soon. Police suspect he recruited many from middle-east.
In his place of origin Thalaserry, Hamza was known as a “moderate religious preacher.”
He apparently told police he sent at least 40 youths and 15 of them died in Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan. His funders, he told police, were based in Saudi Arabia and Oman.
Hamza was under surveillance since the last five months after he returned to India following a tip off from intelligence agencies.
Police named the second person arrested on Thursday as Mohamed Manaf, but did not disclose specific details about his role.
On Wednesday, KC Mithilaj (26), Abdul Rasaq (24) and AV Rasheed (25) were arrested for being sympathisers of the militant group.
They were sent back to the middle east when they tried to cross the Turkey border.
Police said more arrests are likely as 10 more people from north Kerala are under their radar.
Sources said more Islamic State recruits from Kerala will return as the group’s “caliphate” crumbles under sustained military assaults.
All arrested are likely to be handed over to the National Investigation Agency later.
Police have been worried over the inability to track people who go abroad, since hundreds of thousands do so routinely as part of their legal work in Gulf nations.
Last year, 21 youngsters from Kerala reportedly joined the group and intelligence agencies traced them to the Nanghar province of Afghanistan. They reportedly slipped out of India via Sri Lanka and Iran. Five of them may have died, according to relatives.
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