Samjhauta Blast Case 2007 was a Pakistani Ploy

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B.r. Haran

Six years ago, my column “The darkest of all conspiracies” was published in “Daily Pioneer” dated 22.01.2011, in which I had talked about LeT, SIMI, Narco Test on Nagori, Maharashtra ATS, US Probe, Malegon Blasts, Aseemanand, Malegon accused plotting to kill RSS leaders and a few other points. (The column is attached)

Now my question is…

What is the ruling BJP going to do now? Same as what they did when they were in the opposition?

OPED | Saturday, January 22, 2011
The darkest of all conspiracies
BR Haran
“Hindu terror” and “Saffron terror” are terms concocted on the basis of weak evidence by discredited, corrupt political elite which thinks nothing of sacrificing human lives for petty electoral gains. But how long can you fool all the people?

Since the formation of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) in 2004 there has been a marked rise in the number of sleeper modules of jihadi organisations across India. The high priority accorded by UPA-1 to the repeal of the Prevention of Terrorism Act, 2002, had a significant bearing on the career of Students’ Islamic Movement of India (SIMI).

This terrorist group, which acted on direct orders of the Lashkar- e-Tayyeba (LeT) found the latitude accorded by a pseudo-secular regime in Delhi to reinvent itself as “Indian Mujahideen”, “Deccan Mujahideen” and “Popular Front of India.”

Between 2004 and 2008 terrorist strikes either in the form of bomb blasts or sudden attacks by armed jihadis, became almost a monthly affair. The incompetence of the UPA government in fighting terror was exposed.

The Maharashtra ATS led by Hemant Karkare conducted political investigations into the Malegon blasts and exposed itself through select arrests and selective leakages of investigations to the media. In order to add weight to its claims, the ATS opined that the same accused were also involved in the Ajmer, Hyderabad Mecca Masjid and Samjhauta Express blasts. The credibility of the investigations vanished when its bluff on “Sadhvi’s motorcycle” “Colonel Purohit’s RDX” failed to impress the nation, despite the support of a conniving mainstream media. The credibility hit rock bottom when the ATS came out with the story that the Malegon accused had also conspired to kill RSS leaders.

Even while the 26/11 attack was raging, a ‘Hindu-Zionist’ conspiracy theory was concocted and spread through the Internet. Suspicion was engendered that the fall of ATS chief Karkare to a hail of terrorist bullets was actually a “Hindu-Zionist” job, carried out to get even with him for carrying out the Maelgon probe. Abdul Rehaman Antulay, the then Minority Affairs Minister, became the first official personality to spread this canard. Congress bigwig leaders like Digvijay Singh and Shakeel Ahmed came out openly in support of Antulay. Abishek Manu Singhvi, the party’s high-profile spokesman, said: “BJP has advantages and will gain from the terror attack.” The then Home Minister of Maharashtra, RR Patil, opined that Karkare had met him on the fateful evening and complained bitterly about the RSS for focusing on its ‘role’ in the Malegon blast. The same lie was sought to be spread by Digvijay Singh.

The HRD Minister, Kapil Sibal, said after Karkare’s death: “The terrorists knew exactly whom they were targeting.” The then Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Vilasrao Deshmukh, hurt the sentiments of the people by commenting that only 200 deaths had resulted in 26/11 which was insignificant compared to Mumbai’s population of more than 1.5 crore. But Congess leader Narayan Rane hit out at his colleague’s irresponsible statements and revealed that some of them had indeed financed terrorists and provided terrorists safe haven in the country. He accepted full responsibility for this statement and added that he would provide all the details with proof at the “appropriate time.”

Statements such as this by Congress and UPA leaders in various media might have sounded like Freudian slips, but they have assumed special importance over time, perhaps in direct proportion to the revelations of corruption perpetrated by the Congress leaders. Corruption is a way of life in India’s grand old party. With so many scams being blown in recent months by a media elite which has suddenly rediscovered its conscience, the Congress has been left with no alternative but add fuel to the fire under the old communal pot.

During the DGP’s Conference in August 2010, Home Minister P Chidambaram audaciously warned about a “new phenomenon” called “saffron terror”. This was around the time when the Commonwealth Games scam was being blown in the national media and the global image of the nation taking a hit. The Congress could think of no other diversionary tactic but raise the “Hindu terror” specter because that was the only way it could remind its ‘reliable’ voters that at the end of the day only one thing mattered in India — the perceived “safety” of Islam. When Chidambaram faced criticism for mouthing such objectionable lies, he refused to yield. Rather, he had the audacity to say that his remark had brought the message home and that its “purpose” had been served. It was no secret to anybody what that “purpose” was. Demonizing Hindutva forces!

In early December, when the people of India were shaken of confidence in their nation by the magnitude of the UPA’s scams, the Congress organised a plenary session to celebrate the 150th year of the founding of the Indian National Congress — an organisation with which it has no organic or inorganic linkage. At that event, Sonia Gandhi made sure not to mention the corruption and nepotism with which her family enterprise had come to be identified. Instead, she chose to hit out at the RSS; linking it with “Hindu terror”. Pranab Mukherjee contributed his mite to the foul atmosphere. Rahul Gandhi, who was partying at the wedding of his friend’s son while Mumbai was under attack by jihadi terrorists, equated the RSS with SIMI. When the entire nation protested in one voice against his position, Rahul neither repented nor withdrew his words. Later, Wikileaks revealed that he was indeed damaging India in the international arena by serving the cooked-up story of Hindu terror. He had talked about a “bigger” threat to jihadism emanating from “radicalised Hindu groups”. United States Ambassador Timothy Roemer made a note of this which Wikileaks revealed.

One should not make the mistake of assuming that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is aloof from all this. In fact, he was the first to talk about Hindu terror. While on board a special aircraft to Havana in the immediate aftermath of the September 2006 Malegon blasts, he had said: “Involvement of Hindu fundamentalist outfits cannot be ruled out”. From that point on, it was a consistent Congress policy to pin the blame for blasts in Muslim-dominated neighbourhoods on Hindus. It is based on the assumption that jihadi groups, being peopled by Muslims, do not target fellow Muslims. This attacks the universal, politically correct axiom that terrorists are religion neutral. The double face of the Congress was exposed at this point itself.

The National Investigation Agency, to please its political masters, foolishly opposed the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and the US Department of Treasury which have identified LeT with Samjhauta and other terror attacks in India. American investigators have also established the involvement of LeT and HUJI (Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami) behind the Mecca Masjid blasts. Moreover, many journalists have vouched for the character of Swami Aseemananda. Now, the NIA’s job has become more complicated, for it has to prove UNSC, the US Treasury Department and other credible agencies wrong and also explain the earlier confession made by Islamic terrorist Nagori.

The Congress and its pseudo-secular allies have a dangerous agenda. They want to protect their vote banks by diluting the fight against jihad and evangelisation. “Hindu terror” and “saffron terror” are nothing but aspects of a conspiracy to emasculate and destroy the idea of India.…/hindu-terror-the-da…/


Tamil Nadu lost Rs 80,000 crore in two months: Study

Trade and industries are under severe stress and the situation remains grim,” said industrialist K.E. Raghunathan, National president, AIMO.
Commenting on the jallikattu protests, Raghunathan said at least 10 days of business had been lost and the demonetisation impact was still haunting manufacturing units.

 Commenting on the jallikattu protests, Raghunathan said at least 10 days of business had been lost and the demonetisation impact was still haunting manufacturing units.

Chennai: Tamil Nadu has lost 20 working days in last two months alone.  Revenue loss, according to All India Manufacturers Organisation (AIMO), is estimated to be Rs 80,000 crore.

“Starting from former CM Jayalalithaa’s demise, the state has been hit by  factors like Cyclone Vardah, demonetisation, jallikattu protests and now drought. Trade and industries are under severe stress and the situation remains grim,” said industrialist K.E. Raghunathan, National president, AIMO.

Warning that public and traders will feel severe consequences by March, he said the TN trade industry loses Rs 4,000 crore, if a business day is lost.

Small commercial units struck by cyclone Vardah in Chennai, Cuddalore, Kancheepuram and Puducherry are yet to recover from the damages as insurance companies have not settled the claims citing vague reasons, industrialist K.E. Raghunathan, National president, AIMO said.

Commenting on the jallikattu protests, Raghunathan said at least 10 days of business had been lost and the demonetisation impact was still haunting manufacturing units.

The state under the chairmanship of Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam should immediately set up a high level committee to assess the damage and also hold talks with trade organisations for a timely policy.

“If this not done immediately AIMO feels that current trend will hamper the state in attracting short term and long term investments,” he said adding that even the release of movies in Tamil Nadu is getting delayed.

He also emphasised that the tourism and the award of contracts by the government has taken a beating in the past two months.  When contacted, a senior government official who was also part of the 2015 TN global investors meet said that there had been some unexpected events in the state since last December. “We are facing tough competitions from Telangana and Andhra when it comes to attracting investments and the state is scheduled to hold its next investors meet in September 2017 to improve the situation,” the official said. The overall loss estimated by Tamil Nadu revenue administration is around Rs 25,000 crore due to drought and Vardah, he said. “We are pushing for immediate release of relief package from Centre and are hoping for funds at the earliest,” the official said.

Chapter 2 of Bhagavat Geetha called Samkhya Yoga

  1. In Chapter 2 of Bhagavat Geetha called Samkhya Yoga Lord Krishna gave us few Lessons. What are the lessons?

  1. We are born again and again and die again and again i.e. we are subject to transmigration.

  1. Why do we transmigrate?

  1. The origin and the flaws like grief and delusion form the defects in us and they constitute the seed of transmigration.

  1. The cause of grief and delusion is affection. What is affection?

  1. Affection stems from the idea of ‘I’ and ‘mine’ as in “I am theirs” and “they are mine”

  1. Grief is when this affection breaks down.

  1. What is delusion?

  1. It stems from the idea that giving up one’s svadharma can save the breakdown of affection.

  1. For eg. if your friend committed a crime, you decide to stand by him rather than stand by righteousness.

  1. You delude that it will save the friendship.

  1. Your grief comes from the understanding that if you don’t standby your faulty friend then he will not be saved.

  1. Your delusion is that you can forego being righteous in order to side with your faulty friend to save him.

  1. You are beginningless and endless. There is no creator for you.

  1. You enter bodies and leave them just like you wear a new shirt & discard when it is old.

  1. You are not destroyed when the body is destroyed.

  1. You are not born when the body is born & you don’t die when the body dies.

  1. Changes in the body such as childhood, youth, old age belongs to the body and not to you.

  1. This knowledge you are truly changeless makes you a Dheera.

  1. Sukham and Dhukkam come and go just like the bodies for you.

  1. You should not be bewildered by such appearances and disappearances of Sukham and Dhukkam.

  1. Appearances (and disappearances) are unreal. They actually never exist.

  1. From beginningless time to endless time you are real and you alone exit and not the bodies you had assumed.

  1. Unreal are those that changes (Sukham, dhukkam, body, world are those that change). Real viz. YOU never change.

  1. By taking the example of slaying and its impact on the Self, Sri Krishna actually points out that all actions have no impact on the Self.

  1. A knower of the Self has no karma to perform i.e. there is no svadharma as He is beyond dharma.

  1. Whatever actions have been enjoined by the Sastras have reference only to the non-knower.

  1. Veda enjoined karmas are not applicable to the knower of the Self while the seeker of the Self should abandon the karmas.

  1. Veda enjoined karmas, the svadharma, should never be given up by the non-knower and non-seeker of the Self.

  1. Performers of karma should treat alike pain and pleasure, gain and loss, victory and defeat, to engage in svadharma.

  1. Affection is a bodily relation that comes and goes.

  1. But the impact of svadharma performed or otherwise is carried on to the next.

  1. The above is the first of two parts of Samkhya Yoga. The second part is given below:

  1. It is the knowledge of the removal of that flaw, attachment, aversion etc that engenders transmigratory life.

  1. It is the Karma Yoga that work is performed after detachment.

  1. How is work is performed after detachment?

  1. True work is performed after discarding the pair of opposites such as attachment & aversion. This is Karma Yoga.

  1. Karma Yoga will lead one away from the peril of transmigratory life of birth and death.

  1. The kaarmic world consisting of the karmi and his karma are Guna driven. Krishna advises you to transcend it.

  1. Transcending the kaarmic world is this: You have a right only to your duty but not to the fruits of work performed.

  1. The fruits of karma, if you crave for, result only in rebirth in this miserable world of samsaara.

  1. Give up attachment and established in Yoga, with evenness of mind in success and failure, perform work.

  1. Yoga is skill in karma. The skill consists in maintaining the evenness of mind in success and failure.

  1. Evenness of mind also consists in dedicating work to Eawara declaring it as ‘na mama’ – not mine.

  1. Delusion occurs when your intellect gets engrossed the mist of non-discrimination.

  1. Non-discrimination is the obscuring of the distinction between the Self and the non-self.

  1. The non-discrimination thus drives the inner-sense ie. the mind to the sphere of objects. ज्ञानयोगनिष्ठा.

  1. He concerns only with himself after renouncing all karmas right from the beginning.