Saturday, March 14, 2009

Shocking DECIET!!

Father Joseph Menengis, priest of St James Church in Mariyannapalya, Bangalore, confessed before the Justice B K Somashekara Commission of Inquiry on Wednesday that idol worship was being performed in churches to attract Hindus and convert them to Christianity.

Menengis said The priest told the commission

“Hindus believe in idol worship. So to attract them to Christianity, idol worship is performed in churches,” "despite idol worship being prohibited in Bible, we have idol worship in churches.” “The duty of every Christian is to convert non-Christians to Christianity by any means,”

During cross-examination the priest also confessed that

“no girl students are permitted to use kumkum, bangles and wear flowers"

St James Church was attacked by miscreants on September 21, 2008. The Commission is inquiring into the recent attacks on churches in Karnataka.

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State of Secular India - Continued - 3

Church recommends candidate to Sonia Gandhi for Ernakulam seat

The powerful Latin Catholic Church in Kerala has written to Congress president Sonia GandhSecular Backstabi urging the party to consider Hybi Eden, chief of the Congress' student wing, as party candidate for the Ernakulam Lok Sabha seat.

The letter was written by the Varapuzha Archbishop Daniel Acharuparambil, who is also  President of the Kerala Regional Latin Catholic Council, the body that looks after the social and other activities of the church.

The church has given three other names.

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Am in now Secular enough?

Friday, March 13, 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009

State of Secular India - Continued

In Kerala LDF and UDF vie for Muslim fundamentalist votes

UDF and the LDF are bending over backwards to appease these elements who are eager to paint themselves in a larger- than-life canvas. The IUML, which is searching for a candidate for Ponnani, is learnt to have dumped M K Muneer, following opposition from the Jama’ate- Islami and the Popular Front of India, the new incarnation of the NDF.

The PFI and the Jama’at-e-islami are dead set against the candidature of Muneer, who demanded that the IUML publicly state it does not need the extremist vote. And the IUML leadership seems to have decided against fielding Muneer.

Things are more chaotic in the LDF camp where the CPI is up in arms against the dicates of the PDP chairman Abdul Nazar Madhani, who even went to the extent of saying that a communist will never taste success from Ponnani. Pinarayi, who branded the NDF a recruiting agency for terrorists, did not say a word when former Madhani associates were arrested one after the other for terrorist links.

Who is Who:

Abdul Nasser Madhani: CPM seems unconcerned by the fact that PDP leader Madani was prime accused in the Coimbatore blasts of 1998  and was exonerated for lack of evidence. He still faces around 20 cases in Kerala, which includes spreading communal hatred. 

NDF: Muslim Fundamentalist organisation based out of kerala. During first week of October last year, in Kashmir’s Lolab Valley, the army intercepted five heavily armed militants, attempting to cross LoC to go to PoK. In the encounter, two were killed and three escaped. The dead militants had several papers including diagrams and literature in Malayalam regarding assembling of bombs and IEDS. They also carried voter ID Cards in Malayalam. Two days later, among militants killed in Kupwara in the encounter with security forces, there were two Keralities. They also carried papers, Kerala bus tickets etc. Subsequently, Four NDF men Thaha, Nizar, Askar and Mohammed Nizar were arrested for recruiting jehadis and sending them to PoK for fighting Indian security forces. Police and IB investigations have revealed that the four Kerala militants killed in Kashmir are Mohammed Fayaz, Abdul Rahim, Mohammed Yasin and Mohammed Fayees.

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Election is good time to ascertain the credentials of Messiahs of Indian secularism. For rest of election season I would try to capture snippets of info which would expose this self styled messiahs.

Catholic Church pressurizes congress for its candidates

Thrissur Archdiocese’s demanded that Congress should field Vadakkan as its candidate for Trissur in the Lok Sabha election. Kerala Catholic Bishop’s Council (KCBC) has justified this demand. 2009031156220301

However, a section of state Congress leadership (read hindu) has come out openly against this shameful move. A group of Youth Congress activists even burnt effigy of AICC secretary Tom Vadakkan  in front of the Thrissur Corporation. Backlash for speaking against Vadakkan was immediate and brutal, State spokesman of Youth Congress Gopa Prathap was expelled from the party for six years for speaking against Vadakkan. 

Prathap isn't alone in going to town against Vadakkan. Even former minister and senior Congress leader K P Viswanatha Menon on Saturday had said Vadakkan would lose the poll if he contested from Thrissur because he was the nominee of a particular community (read Christian).

I can only pity Hindus in Kerala...

Secular CPM ditches Long time Ally for Madhani

CPM and CPI in Kerala is at loggerhead for the Ponnani Lok Sabha seat

The CPI is also not in happy terms with the issue of the Ponnani Lok Sabha seat with party state secretary Veliyam Bhargavan openly challenging CPI-M state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan for not having allotted the seat to CPI, which was regularly contested by the CPI.
However, The CPI-M leadership is of the view point that given the political situation, an independent candidate backed by the Left and the PDP of Abdul Nasser Madani would give a winning possibility in the heart land of Muslim politics, hitherto dominated by the Indian Union Muslim League.
For the unaware Madhani was the key accused in Coimbatore bomb blast Aimed to kill Advani and which killed 30 Innocent people. Sources in the CPM say that the CPI-M would work to the defeat of all the CPI candidates as there was a bitter war of words between the leaders of both the parties vis a vis the Ponnani Lok Sabha seat.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Old habits die hard

Siddaramaiah who for more than 25 years remained anti-Congressmay have joined Congress party after breaking away from the JD(S) but it seems his heart is not in there yet

On Monday addressing a rally, Siddaramaiah said

"Come what may, do not vote for Congress".

When the leaders on the dais pointed out at his faux pas, Siddaramaiah immediately clarified

" Come what may, do not vote for BJP. When I was in JD(S) I used to ask people to defeat Congress and due to that habit I told workers to defeat Congress, this often happens to politicians ", 

We agree  Siddaramaiah  it  happens to politicians "especially when they keep jumping ship

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Its all a Family Affair

 

Rahul Gandhi

Claim to Fame: Son of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and current UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi

Sachin Pilot

Claim to Fame: Son of former Union Minister Rajesh Pilot and former MP Rama Pilot

Political Party: Indian National Congress

Jitin Prasada

Claim to Fame: Son of former Union minister Jitendra Prasada.

Political Party: Indian National Congress

Milind Deora

Claim to Fame: Son of Petroleum Minister Murli Deora

Political Party: Indian National Congress

Jyotiraditya Scindia

Claim to Fame: Son of former Union Minister Madhavrao Scindia

Political Party: Indian National Congress

D Purandeswari

Claim to Fame: Daughter of Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister NT Rama Rao.

Political Party: Indian National Congress

Agatha Sangma, 27-year-old Agatha Sangma is India's youngest Member of Parliament

Claim to Fame: Daughter of former Union minister Purno Sangma.

Political Party: Nationalist Congress Party

Claim to Fame: Son of PMK founder M Ramadoss

Political Party: Pattali Makkal Katchi

Dayanidhi Maran

Claim to Fame: Son of former Union Minister Murasoli Maran and nephew of DMK chief Karunanidhi.

Political Party: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

Rajbir Singh

Claim to Fame: son of Former UP chief minister Kalyan Singh

Political Party: Samajwadi Party

Akhilesh Yadav

Claim to Fame: Son of former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav

Political Party: Samajwadi Party

Supriya Sule

Claim to Fame: Daughter of Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar

Political Party: Nationalist Congress Party

 

Kanimozhi

Claim to Fame: Daughter of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi.

Political Party: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

Raj Thackeray

Claim to Fame: Nephew of Shiv Sena leader Balasaheb Thackeray.

Political Party: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena

Sukhbir Singh Badal

Claim to Fame: Son of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.

Political Party: Shiromani Akali Dal

 

K Muraleedharan

Claim to Fame: Son of K. Karunakaran

Political Party: ex Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) President. Now president of the Nationalist Congress Party in Kerala

Naveen Pathnaik

Claim to Fame: Son of late Biju Patnaik, former Chief Minister of Orissa

Political Party: Orissa CM

Omar Abdullah

Claim to Fame: Son of Farooq Abdullah and grandson of Sheikh Abdullah, both have remained Chief Ministers of Jammu and Kashmir.

Political Party: National Conference, Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir

Mehbooba Mufti

Claim to Fame: daughter of former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

Political Party: Elected from Bijbehara on an Indian National Congress ticket. Her father had at that time returned to the Congress. Mufti split from the Indian National Congress to form the Jammu & Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party in 1999

Amit Jogi

Claim to Fame: son of Indian politician Ajit Jogi who was first Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh

Political Party:  Indian National Congress