Why Should The World Worry About Pak Nuclear Weapons

According to former National Security Director of Afghanistan, Rahamatullah Nabil, terror groups have deeply and widely infiltrated ranks of Pakistani military and secret agencies. Therefore, the world has to act before it is too late.

According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Pakistan has around 110-130 nuclear weapons compared with around 100-120 nuclear warheads of India.  It also  has the notoriety of exporting nuclear weapon technology to N Korea and Iran. In the past 2 decades, it has decisively established itself as global capital of terrorism (Bin Laden’s capture on its soil only underscored the close Islamic fraternal relation between the Pak establishment and terrorists).

According to the study “Pakistan operates four plutonium production reactors; India operates one. Pakistan has the capability to produce perhaps 20 nuclear warheads annually; India appears to be producing about five warheads annually.”  Experts opine that  within the next ten years, Pakistan could possess the third-biggest nuclear weapons stockpile in the world, only behind the United States and Russia.  India’s nuclear warfare policy is centered on a No First-Use (NFU) doctrine. Pakistan, however, refuses to adopt a NFU doctrine.   The 2015 Carnegie Endowment for International Peace/Stimson Center report shows that Pakistan is using more of its fissile material to make weapons than India.

For a global overview of nuclear states, please click here.

Ever since the Kargil war in 1999, border events have repeatedly exposed hand-in-hand comradeship between the army and terrorists. The recent beheading of 2 Indian soldiers by Pak’s Border Action Team (BAT) only goes to prove how terror training has entered into its military set up – defying all international protocol of hostility between two civilian states.

The Peshawar Talibani attack of December 2014 on a school of army personnel (that killed over 140 innocent kids) offered a great opportunity to establish itself as a civilian state and cut-off filial ties with all Islamic terror groups thriving on its soil. The attack also sent cold shivers down the spine of Pak’s atomic energy commission which demanded increased security of its nuclear weapons. Pakistan’s political leadership also made noise about wiping out all terror groups and its military did launch an offensive.  But today in 2017 the world clearly sees that Pak military – terrorist links are stronger than umbilical ties.

Experts’ worry is not without substance, because Pakistan is no longer an Islamic state; instead, it is a Wahhabi nation. Nurtured and propagated by Saudi Arabia, Wahhabism is an extreme Sunni Islamic ideology that wants to settle all disagreements through violence, terror or war. The Taliban, Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, the ISIS and all other Islamic terror groups are practical manifestation of this ideology. Mullahs of Pak military know it better. The day is not too far in future when the distinction between a Pak soldier and a terrorist would vanish completely.

The world has to wake up and act before that happens.  This is why the US and its allies have to look after Pakistan much more closely now than before.


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‘Triple Talaq’, Polygamy, Halala Marriage – Relics of Pre-Islamic Arab World

Patriarchy or Religion?

How women were treated like slaves and cattle in the pre-Islamic Arabia is reflected by the presence of practices like  ‘triple talaq’, polygamy and halala marriages and so on.  1400 years ago Arab tribes continuously squabbled and fought each other – the winning side would take away the looted booty including cattle stock and women folks of the losing tribe and use them as they wished. It was by all means a barbaric civilization where, as men got killed in the inter-tribal wars, they were always out numbered by the women folks whose only role was to provide physical pleasure to men and to breed. Therefore, surviving men would keep several women at home – this must be the origin of “harem” in the Islamic world.


In such a world, the prophet restricted the number of women (wives) to 4 for one man. and prescribed treating them all equally and with dignity. This was a good reform for the wild Arab tribes who saw women as men’s property 1400 years ago.

Parochial and half-brained clerics around the world interpret it as Islam allowing 4 marriages!  They conveniently forgot the condition of “treating all wives equally with dignity”. They habitually forget the historical time and context behind this practice. Needless to say polygamy existed in many other societies but they all reform themselves, rather than holding it as sacrosanct in the name of God, Book or religion. But, firmly in Maulavi control, Islamic communities have failed to learn the art of evolution and modernization as times change.

Now, the reality check.

In today’s 2100 century world, Muslims don’t live like warring Arab tribes of the past, even in the Arab world; women: men ratio is even everywhere. So why should a man marry 4 women? Can he really afford 4 wives (and hence, 4 families) and treat them all equally?

The answer is clearly NO.

But the ossified-brained mullah of All Indian Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) still want to keep Muslim women like objects of physical gratification for men – exactly as they were 1400 years ago. They are also oblivious to the fact that they live in India  –  which is not located in the Arab desert; nor do Indian Muslims lead tribal life and kill each other like Arab tribes of 14 centuries ago. The men: women ratio is pretty much even like in rest of India (or the world). The 8.6 crore Indian Muslim women don’t consider themselves akin to cattle or property of men – they are free women living in the thriving democracy of the Indian State – thanks to the over-tolerant and rather passive Hindu culture. They desire dignified treatment and freedom over their lives like other women in India.

But the problem is: You can’t teach DEAD men!!

“Triple Talaq”

Before Islam, in the Arab land women were treated like slaves and cattle, and men would discard (divorce, in today’s vocabulary) them at whim. The Prophet tried to end all this and brought Talaq-e-Ehsan. Sura 4, Verse 35 clearly prescribes that in case of husband-wife conflict, family members should mediate and provided for 90-day waiting period for reconciliation. If all efforts fail, a cleric (like today’s judge of a court) can formalize the divorce.

So, what is all this non-sense of ‘triple talaq’?

After the Prophet, during the period of second Caliph Umar, some women came and complained that their husband often say ‘talaq’ but then again continue relationship. In all societies, it is fairly common that married couple often quarrel, say bad things in the heat of the moment but when tempers cool down and things go back to normal.

Well, coming back to the context. Caliph Umar suggested that if he says ‘talaq’ thrice it may be taken as separation. It was also a veiled threat to the husband that he better be careful with what he says or how he treats his wife, else he may end up losing her. The wise Caliph never intended it to become something of a law, and the Holy Book never mentions it.

But then what can you do with the Maulavis who think they are wiser than the Prophet and the Book!   The AIMPLB is also such a over-smart bunch. The town of Deoband in UP is India’s traditional hub of Islamic orthodoxy; it has even suggested that talaq given in a state of drunkenness is valid!!!

No wonder, all rational thinking people including Muslims abhor their fatwas as childish attempt to control the community in the name of Islam.

Muslim Countries where Triple Talaq is Banned

Halala Marriage

Please Read: The Woman Who Sleeps with Stranger to Save Marriage

This is another weird and humiliating stuff coming from their ossified brains. If a women is dumped through ‘Triple Talaq’ and if she still wishes to marry her ex-husband, she must marry another man, have sex with him and then get a divorce. This filthy and artificial marriage turns her from ‘Haram’ to ‘Halal’ and can re-marry her ex-husband. What a brainless logic coming from lecherous minded Mullah – again in the name of religion!!

Jeenat Shoukat Ali of World Institute of Islamic Studies for Dialogue categorically states that halala marriage has nothing to do with Islam. Islamic scholars allege that many Maulavis have opened halala centers. They marry the women for a night or few days, sleep with her and finally divorce her – for a fee !!!! Here is how woman can get sexually exploited.  Read further: The Muslim Issue

Triple Talaq and Halala put Muslim women in the most humiliating situation prone to sexual exploitation as is often reported. It is exploited in an organized manner.

Well, really the issue is not presence of such practices, but how a handful of Maulvis can hijacked Muslim societies and continue to propagate unjust and disparaging practices on Muslim women.  If such stuck-brain mullah really want to live like 1400 year old Arab tribes they should stop enjoying technological comforts of 21st century and stop hiding behind Islam or Koran that is beyond the ability of their ossified brain cells. Indian society will be happier if they shifted to Saudi Arabia or Yemen to preach their outdated life philosophy there.

Indian Muslim Women are Deeply frustrated

Educated Muslim women are fed up with what they say are archaic and patriarchal rules that too often leaves them humiliated. Muslim women do not have the same right as enjoyed by rest of Indian women, and those left by their husbands have no claim to alimony though they can collect a small payment for three months after divorce.  Then, they’re on their own.

According to Noorjehan Safia Niaz, co-founder of Bhartiya Muslim Mahila Andolan, “There are cases where women don’t even know that they’ve been divorced. The children are without any support. So, it has become very convenient for Muslim men to just say talaq thrice and it is just so easy for him to get the woman out of his life.”

In 1985, appeasement politicians of the ruling Congress Party led by Rajiv Gandhi caved in under pressure from orthodox Mullah when the Supreme Court ordered a Muslim man to pay alimony to his elderly wife, after verbally divorcing and abandoning her. For sake of Mullah controlled vote, the union government passed a law to retrospectively protect Muslim divorce law.  It was the (in)famous Shah Bano case that exposed fake secularism of Indian politics.

Fortunately, today we have a government of a political party at the Center that does not practice fake-secularism or appeasement politics for votes’ sake, unlike other run of the mill political parties.

Supreme Court to Decide fate of these “Triple Evils” humiliating India’s Muslim women

On May 11, a five-judge Constitution bench of Supreme Court began its hearing on a plea that the triple talaq, nikah halala, and polygamy violated Muslim women’s rights to equality and dignity, and are not protected by the right to profess, practice and propagate religion under Constitution’s Article 25(1).  The Supreme Court would examine whether triple talaq is fundamental to Islam.

When the hearing concluded on May 18, The attorneys of AIMPLB failed to offer a single rational logic in support of ‘Triple Talaq’. Its version was presented by Kapil Sibal – a well-known fake secular from Sonia’s Congress party. He even tried to make a minority-majority issue !!! Vote bank appeasement politics is so ingrained in his mind that he forgot that he was trying to defend triple talaq wholly confined in the Muslim community. The victims side clearly stated that a lot of Kazis make their living from victims, so for them it is a business issue.

Let’s hope these outdated and inhuman practices will soon be thing of the past and Indian Muslim women would feel safe and secure, and be able to live freely with dignity and confidently.


The Thorny Issue of Triple Talaq

India’s Battle Against Triple Talaq

Of Halala and exploitation of Muslim Women

Why Uniform Civil Code is Necessary for India

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How Excessive And Indiscriminate Sand Mining is Killing Our River Systems

Sand mining

The economic development is fueling the growth of infrastructure and construction activities which is pushing the demand for sand – a vital ingredient of cement concrete and mortar.  In concrete making, each tonne of cement requires 6-7 tonnes of sand and gravel. Globally, sand and gravel form the largest volume of solid material extracted and the highest volume of raw material use after water. Formed by natural erosive processes since ages, they are now extracted at rates much higher than their replenishment.

Traditionally, rivers [Interesting facts about Rivers] have supplied this important component which is formed by weathering of rocks over a long period. However, now excessive and indiscriminate mining of sand (which is many times higher than its replenishment rate) has become a serious issue in a variety of ways which can’t be judged from the economic cost of sand alone. It is a grave issue for people involved with the river basin management, shore development and harbor development, environmentalists and all concerned citizens.

But despite the extraction of colossal quantities of sand and gravel and its significant adverse impact on the environment the issue of over extraction remain mostly ignored by the policy makers, and the common man is hardly aware of the negative consequences. Absence of reliable data also widens the gap between the magnitude of the problem and public awareness of it.

Sand and Riverbed

Sand is formed through erosion of rocks due to mechanical forces. In the process the weathered rocks forms gravel and then sand. So, sand is a mixture of finely divided rock and mineral particles between 150 micron to 4.75 mm in diameter (IS 383-1970).  Its composition is highly variable depending upon the local region but most commonly it consists of silica (silicon dioxide) as quartz which is chemically highly inert and considerably hard to resist weathering.

Sand and gravel of the riverbed provide an ideal substrate for many benthic organisms for breeding, spawning, feeding and hiding. Sand also acts as an efficient filter for removing pollutants and thus maintains water quality. So damaging riverbed means destroying the chain of all these organisms.

Adverse Impact of Excessive Sand Mining

Ill effects of over extraction of sand from river beds can be broadly categorized in three ways:

1. Physical

Large scale removal riverbed materials and dredging below the streambed alters the channel form and shape, that, in turn, has several consequences such as erosion of the riverbed and banks, increase in the channel slope, and changes in the channel morphology.  Removed sand is a direct loss to the river system. It causes deepening of rivers and estuaries; it also enlarges river mouths and coastal inlets.  It is also a threat to bridges and nearby structures.

2. Water Quality

In-stream sand mining activities degrade the quality of river water. The short term turbidity is increased at the mining site due to re-suspension of sediments and organic particulate matter – oil spills and leakages from mining machinery and vehicles further aggravate the issue. Increase in suspended particles directly affect the water users – by significantly increasing water treatment costs – and undermine the aquatic ecosystem.

Sand removal turns riverbeds into large and deep pits which lowers groundwater level in the wells of the nearby areas; thus, affecting the local groundwater availability.

3. Ecological

The stability of sand and gravel bed depends upon a delicate balance of the stream flow, sedimentation and channel form. Native species in streams are uniquely adapted to the stable bed structure. Unstable stream channels are inhospitable to most aquatic species. Bed degradation and sedimentation have negative impact on aquatic life, disturbing the species attached to streambed deposits – leading to loss of biodiversity.

Release of Gharials into River Ganga

Degraded stream habitats also result in loss of fishery productivity. Physical disturbances due to human activities also leads to interruptions in the nesting/breeding activities. For example, in the National Chambal Sanctuary mining of sand adversely affected ghariyals who use sand banks for nesting and basking. They lay eggs under the sand beds – which were destroyed by sand mining activities.

This booklet from the Ministry of Environment and Forests gives comprehensive details of environmental impact of excessive sand mining.

Curse of Illegal Sand Mining

India’s booming construction industry employs over 35 million people and is valued at around $126 billion per year. Officers responsible for implementing ban on sand mining are always at risk.

Here is the latest, from Karnataka.

“IAS officer Ujjwal Kumar Ghosh narrowly escaped unhurt when a lorry carrying illegally mined sand almost collided with his car in the early hours of Saturday at Dandoti village in Chittapur taluk. Ujwal, a 2008 batch officer is the Deputy Commissioner of Kalaburagi district.” Reported by The New Indian Express, March 27, 2017.

Durga Nagpal’s was another high profile incident of 2013 when she was abruptly transferred when she took on the sand mafia in UP’s Ghaziabad area. Such actions against law enforcing officers is unfortunately a regular news, indicating political patronage of the sand mafia.

Supreme Court Order

In 2012 judgment SC had directed all Union Territories and State Governments to seek Environmental Clearances (EC) from Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC) for mining minor minerals even in less than 5 ha or renew the same after prior approval from the MoEF&CC. Before this order, mining areas of less than 5 ha were exempted from EC enacted under Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)-2006[2].

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has issued a restraint order against all sand mining activity being carried out across the country without environmental clearance. It was in response to the controversy surrounding the suspension of IAS officer posted as sub divisional magistrate (SDM) in Greater Noida in Gautam Buddh Nagar in Uttar Pradesh in 2013 after she cracked down on the mining mafia.

So, the intention of the government is clear. Now it need to raise public awareness on the issue in order to safeguard/ rejuvenate health of India’s river system and protect the environment.

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Are Muslims In Minority In India?

Who should be considered minority in India:

“180 million Indian Muslims forming 14.2% population and the fastest growing religious group in India (fertility rate 3.2 per woman vs falling national average 2.3)  or  less than 70,000 Parsees who are at the risk of extinction (fertility rate just 0.8 per woman!) and the government has to start Jiyo Parsee program to raise their fertility rate?”

To any rational mind, calling Parsees minority makes sense; handful Jews in India can be surely called minority. But saying that 18 crore Indian Muslims (forming 14.2% of Indian population) are ‘minority’ doesn’t have any convincing logic – their fertility rate is highest in India and much higher than even those in most Islamic nations!!

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Their population is more than the combined population of two biggest Muslim countries in the middle East: Egypt (86 million) and Iran (78 million)!! They are a full nation (almost as big as Pakistan and bigger than Bangladesh) inside India! Only Indonesia and Pakistan have more Muslims than India (Pakistan’s is only marginally higher), if number is all that matters. But given the ultra-high fertility rate, in next 10-15 years Indian Muslim population is set to overtake even Indonesia! It means India would have the largest number of Muslims in the world (in the Hindu dominated India)!!

And, on what ground the cosmic number of 180 million puts them in disadvantage that they require special concern as minority? On the contrary, the whole battalion of the so-called secular (or Sickular, as many people call them) power hungry vote-bank politicians is always running around to appease them – particularly the Muslim clergy that controls Muslim votes.

Any globe watcher can testify that only  in India Muslims  live in full civil freedom, safety and dignity. They are safest surrounded by Hindus in India – much safer than even in any Islamic society of the Middle East supposedly under Sharia Laws – where Muslims kill each other like sworn enemies and women must behave like commodities. Living in India’s Hindu culture, Shias and Sunnis don’t blow each other’s Mosques or homes or wage Jihad against each other.

Such peaceful coexistence and safety is possible only while living among Hindus, even for likes of the fanatic Owaisi brothers of Hyderabad, who routinely ridicule Hindu gods and throw venom against Hindus! They even have the freedom to threaten Hindus with decimation – if police is removed for 15 minutes! And yet they live safely in the land of Hindus’ ancient India!!  In the 1980s, it was ‘Hindu’ India that banned Salman Rusdie’s “Satanic Verses” that threw the whole Islamic world in hysteria and rage, much before Iranian Ayatollah’s Fatwa to kill Rushdie. Only Hindus, whose life philosophy revolves around eternal and universal Dharma, can show such sensitivity towards sentiments of people of other faiths. But Islamic thinking prevents its followers from showing gratitude or sensitivity.

First labeling Muslims as ‘minority’ group and them demanding favors in the name of being minority is the political handiwork of communal Congress politicians – for their ‘vote bank’ politics  – later the distortion spread to other power hungry politicians.

Congress under Sonia-Rahul has taken the appeasement politics to new low (or ‘high’!). Under the influence of cash-rich Islamic lobby they openly take anti-Hindu stand and taint Hindus as intolerant, ‘communal’ and ‘extremists’! Islamic Jihadis and violent loving terrorists are “saints” for these two unfortunate Italian brains of Indian politics!!  India hater Pakistanis love when they open their mouth against Hindus.


If India is supposedly a ‘Secular’ – religion neutral – country, then how “Islam” can be the basis for any demand or favor?  One also doesn’t understand why they put Islam into everything, as if no one else other than Muslims live in India?

Can Muslims be Called Minority on Secular Parameters?

Right ‘secular’ parameters to judge small and minor groups of people who might be living in disadvantage, ignored, excluded or under threat are – poverty, physical or mental disability, socially boycotted (lesbian, gay, transgender), people living in difficult terrain, illiteracy, poor senior citizens without support, orphan / abandoned children, group of people persecuted on any ground (like Kashmiri Hindus or Hindus of Pakistan and Bangladesh, Ahmediya Muslims in Pakistan) , etc.

Can the Muslim community be called a minority group on any of these ‘secular parameters’?

Poverty comes closest, but it is a wider national problem across India. Numbers doesn’t make anyone poor in India – any Parsi or Jew can testify to that fact! Mindset can sure dump people in poverty and keep them there – and this must be the most probable reason of their “poverty status”.

By the way, here is the Russian perspective on minorities!

Indian secularists should learn from Russia Putin

Compare Hindu India and Muslim Neighbors

In the Islamic States of Pakistan and Bangladesh, Hindus are in minor numbers and decreasing – they live under severe risk and disadvantage. They are persecuted and pressured to convert to Islam; they are really unsafe due to their minor numbers. As a result, their numbers have been falling continuously. Situation is just the opposite in Hindu dominated India – here all groups and communities flourish without fear of Hindus.

Dominant Hindu culture in India does not have any inbuilt bias against people of other beliefs. Universal Dharma based Hinduism doesn’t prescribe waging Holy war against other community to terrorize, convert or eliminate them.  There is no place for religious fanaticism or hysteria in the life philosophies of Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, Buddhists and other indigenous sects. It is in stark contrast with such scenes from the Muslim world where its extreme and most morbid form manifests in suicidal self destruction to kill others!

In India, 18 crore Muslims have the voice to defy uniform civil code that rest of the 86% Indians have been demanding for decades. A Muslim, Amir Khan, gets planted among the top movie stars of the country by Hindus, he can makes film to mock Hindu gods (PK) and make fortune, and he still has the freedom to accuse Hindus of being ‘Intolerant’! …Height of idiotic and ungrateful thinking (of course, instigated by likes of Congress and other appeasement politicians)!!  I shall refrain from passing any comment on his religion, though – he is a human being that is more important than his religious label.

Here is the eye opening comparison of cultures of Islamic Pakistan and Hindu India:

Indo-Pak demographies-horz

It looks utterly pathetic when appeasement politicians along with the Mullahs demand ‘reservation’ for Muslims by equating them with dalits, for social benefits.  One fails to understand what the caste system has to do with Muslims? When hordes of Hindus were converted to Islam or were forced to convert in whatever manner, their Hindu baggage should have disappeared forever! Any sane mind would expect Islam to be at least that Great. But politics in the name of Islam always takes precedence, unfortunately.

Realities of the modern 21st century society demand that Muslim leaders stop playing politics in the name of Islam and learn how to live peacefully among secular Hindus, learning from Indian Parsees and Jews – who also practice foreign born Faiths. In fact, Parsees can teach a lot to the Muslim community – how to be grateful and respect Dharma based tolerant Hindu culture to live peacefully and prosper through hard work and forward looking mindset. History tells that when Arab Muslims invaded Iran in the 8-10 centuries, Zoroastrians had to flee to avoid persecution, torture and conversion.  They found safe refuge in the distant India of ‘Hindus’ – not among the next door Muslims ‘neighbors’.

Islam is a wonderful religion for individual growth, but only when totally divorced from its political side that the backward looking Wahhabi Mullahs for whom “Islam” is mere tool for political gains.

You may also like to explore: The Nonsense of ‘Terrorism has No Religion’

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Is it Right Time to Push for Uniform Civil Code, or Not Yet?

ucc1For the third time this year, in October 2015, the Supreme Court asked the Central government whether it was willing to come forward with a Uniform Civil Code (UCC) to get rid of the legal mess created by different religious personal laws.

Few days later, the Gujarat high court made a strong pitch for a uniform civil code and called for the abolition of polygamy in Muslim society in India as it’s a “heinously patriarchal” act. It said the Quran was being “misinterpreted by some Muslim men” to get away with more than one marriage. The court was adjudicating on a petition by a Muslim man who faced bigamy charges after marrying for a second time without his first wife’s consent.

Citing history, Justice Pardiwala said “The Quran allowed conditional polygamy to protect orphans and their mothers from an exploitative society… When men use that provision today, they do it for a selfish reason.”

To be fair to the Muslim community, not all such cases involve Muslims. There have been other instances; but they all point to the need for implementing the UCC.

The debate on the Uniform Civil Code is not a new one. It has existed right since independence and reached its peak in the mid -80s after the Supreme Court verdict in the famous Shah Bano case.

The Shah Bano case of 1985 stirred up a heated debate surrounding Muslim Personal Laws and underscored the urgent need for a UCC. It also exposed Congress’ spineless conduct when PM Rajiv Gandhi (an educated ex-pilot!) meekly gave in to the protesting Muslim clergy – as part of its traditional Muslim appeasement and ‘vote bank’ politics.

What is Shah Bano Case?

ucc2Shah Bano, an elderly Muslim lady and mother of five, was divorced by her husband. He refused to pay her maintenance beyond the period of iddat (90 day period after divorce in which she cannot remarry) arguing that the Muslim Personal Law allows only that much.

But the Supreme Court granted her maintenance for life under Section 125 of the Cr.P.C (according to which he had to maintain her until she remarries or dies, if she has no means of her own for survival). The Supreme Court held that the Cr.P.C. was common for all and that she could claim maintenance under it. Thus the Court over ruled the Muslim Personal Law.

Predictably, the Muslim clergy made it a big issue and called it an assault on Islam and their so-called outdated Shari’ah law. Rajiv Gandhi soon went into ‘appeasement mode’ and hurriedly passed the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Divorce) Act, 1986 to nullify the SC verdict.

It is another story that later the SC nullified this new Act and restored its verdict in favor of Shah Bano. On the brighter side, many Muslims including the All India Shia Personal Law Board supported this order. Congress still fails to acknowledge that progressive Muslims want UCC! For Muslim appeasement politicians radical mullahs alone speak for all Indian Muslims.

Indian Muslim Clergy is Mentally Stuck in the 7th Century Arab World!

ucc3The reason why Muslims are blamed for putting obstacles in the way of UCC is exemplified by this case. It reflected the typical ossified Mullah mindset and their morbid resistance to change with time. I have yet to see a convincing research on why, in the 21st century, Islamic leaders still want to live like uncivil Arab tribes of 7th century in the name of Sharia Law and ‘Real’ Islam!

It is a shame that even in the 21st century, Indian Muslim clergy doesn’t want to free Muslim women from the oppressive practices like one sided verbal ‘triple talaq’ and polygamy. It defies all commonsense why the Muslim clergy doesn’t want to allow freedom and gender equality to women. It is also shameful when the appeasement politicians give more importance to backward looking Islamic clergy, and not to so many other liberal Muslim voices.

… And it is happening in a modern multi-cultural democracy like India!

The All-India Muslim Personal Law Board, which lobbies for Shari’ah law in family matters, is totally opposed to UCC.  What Indian Mullahs fail to understand is that the Muslim Personal Law of India is not a Shari’ah law; is just an Anglo-Mohamedan Law written by the British almost a century ago. They also fail to note how even Islamic nations are being liberal. For instance, polygamy is banned in Turkey and Tunisia and the system of triple talaq has been rationalized in several Islamic countries including Pakistan and Bangladesh.

But appeasement politicians have surrendered country’s interest are making mockery of secularism and the right to equality. They have no shame in ignoring liberal Muslim voices – who surely outnumber these few over pampered rigid brains.

How long progressive Indians have to put up with the ossified and backward looking mindset of tiny Muslim clergy, even in the 21st century world – is the question 99.9% Indians want to ask!

History of UCC

Actually, the issue of UCC dates back to the colonial period when the British applied a common criminal code on all but allowed different religious communities the freedom to have their own religious laws for personal matters. These different personal laws dealt with the matters involving marriage, divorce, inheritance, adoption and maintenance in the respective religious communities.

Constitution makers debated these personal laws extensively. Progressive thinkers saw them as divisive and wanted a Uniform Civil Code – in order to create a sense of common Indian national identity and eradicate castist and religious mindset. But opponents argued that it would destroy the cultural identity of minorities (it’s a typical appeasement Indian mindset!). Thus, a compromise was reached – the UCC was placed under the Directive Principles (these are non-binding), but which the state shall endeavour to achieve.

Thus, we have Article 44 of the Constitution which says: “The State shall endeavour to secure for the citizens a uniform civil code throughout the territory of India.” And there is Article 14 which ensures right to equality for all citizens. The Shah Bano case was founded on Article 14 as she protested unequal treatment.

Unfortunately, Congress governments of past six decades have failed to take the country forward even an inch on the UCC, largely to please handful backward-looking Mullahs for ‘vote bank’ politics.

India has 5 Different Personal Laws!

Thus, India has several personals laws governing different religious communities.

One is the Hindu Marriage Act which is applicable over majority people following India born Dharma-based life philosophies – Hindus, Buddhists, Jains or Sikhs. [By the way, none of these life philosophies are religions in the strict sense ‘religion’ is defined in the West. But out Constitution makers made a terrible mistake when they equated profound ‘Dharma’ with narrow ‘religion’.] In fact, there are three other acts: the Hindu Succession Act, the Hindu Minority and Guardianship Act, and the Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act. They were all passed during 1955-56.

The Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act, 1937 has largely remained untouched because Muslim clergy is highly resistance to change. The Christian Marriage Act, 1872 is applicable on all Indian Christians (except in the state of Goa) and their divorce related matters fall under the Indian divorce act of 1869. The tiny Parsee community is covered under the Parsee Marriage and Divorce Act.

There is also a Special Marriages Act, 1954 which allows marriage irrespective of the religions of the man and woman involved.

Hurdle to UCC

ucc4Technically speaking, the UCC debate would have to reconcile the Article 25, which guarantees the freedom to practise, profess and propagate any religion. Thus, it is understandable that governments have been reluctant to touch Personal Laws or talk of UCC. However, Clause (2) of Article 25 empowers the State to frame any law to regulate or restrict “secular activity which may be associated with religious practice”. Therefore, it is argued that Article 25 is no bar to having a Uniform Civil Code.

Implementing UCC would greatly aid Article 14 that ensures the right to equality for all Indians – definitely including Muslim women.

The overly pampered Mullahs are the biggest barrier in the implementation of UCC. They derive their power from the minority appeasement and ‘vote bank’ politics of Congress and other parties. Most ridiculously, they call themselves ‘secular’. The moment the topic of UCC comes up these so-called ‘secular’ leaders immediately label it as an attempt to impose Hindu code – it misguides and instils fear psychosis among Christians and Muslims – synonyms for ‘minorities’.

However Goa Civil Code shows that the enactment of a UCC is indeed feasible in India.

UCC is a priority only for the BJP, Shiv Sena and other ‘India-first’ nationalist parties. Therefore, all progressive minded Indians should glue together to support these parties and defeat the self-serving appeasement politics of Congress and its ilk.

Modi’s leadership qualities certainly inspire all patriots and nationalists. Let’s see when India takes the big leap to treat its citizens equally.

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Global Warming – Over-Consumption, Not Over-Population, is the Main Threat

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Will Paris Summit phase out Fossil economy?

Popular Western Myth:  Population growth of poor countries is putting severe pressure on limited resources of the planet and increasing global warming.

This is a wonderful lie spread by the ‘experts’ of the so-called ‘developed’ nations.  This is a terribly convenient argument — rich “over-consumers” of developed countries can blame the poor “over-breeders” of developing nations for all the ills of the planet.

Essentially, they are saying that humans (particularly poor ones) are bad for the planet and its environment – they eat away resources beyond planet’s capacity to replenish and aggravate pollution that is warming the earth beyond human comfort.

This is the standard wisdom showered on the poor humanity which is already suffering from poverty driven inferiority complex – and of course, exploitative policies of the rich nations! It is designed to make them feel further rotten for sickening the planet with increasing temperature as well.

It is an utterly deceptive argument, rooted in the 200 year old Malthusian overpopulation theory that the elite rich world loves!

Let’s look at the facts.

Global population increased in last 100 years from 2 billion to the current 7.3 billion. It may reach 9 billion by 2050, although since the end of the 20st century, fertility rates around the world have started declining rather sharply. The UN expects global fertility to fall to 1.85 children per woman by mid-century, from today’s around 2.5.  Chinese fertility (1.5 per woman) is already in the sub-replacement regime; India’s current fertility (2.3) is under sharp fall and will easily reach replacement level of 2.1 by 2020 and then its population would peak by 2050 at around 1.5 billion. Various recent estimates strongly suggest that the world population is likely to peak around mid 21st century and then start to decline.

Therefore, the traditional Malthus phobia of  global ‘population explosion’ and ‘the potential scenario of too many mouths chasing the limited food supply of the planet’ is just a hoax to berate poor humanity for their higher birth-rates.

Over Consumption of Rich

Connecting global warming and population of poor countries confuses things: it makes it seem that people of the rich and poor countries consume and pollute alike. It is at best a big joke! There is simply no comparison between the resource guzzling lifestyle, of say, an American or a Canadian and the amount of greenhouse gases they emit, with the life of a Nigerian or Bangladeshi who merely struggle to survive on meagre resources.

In fact, folks from the rich nations consume too much of everything and produces too much pollution.  There is simply no comparison.

Here is the eye opener.

Some years ago, Stephen Pacala, director of the Princeton Environment Institute, calculated that the world’s richest half-billion people (roughly about 7 percent of the world population) cause almost 50 percent of the global CO2 emissions. And in striking contrast, the poorest 50% humanity contributed just 7% towards greenhouse gas emissions !!

Looking at the comparative carbon emission, today an American emits equivalent to around 4 Chinese, 20 Indians, 30 Pakistanis, 40 Nigerians, or 250 Ethiopians.

In fact, the resource guzzling lifestyle of the rich societies does more harm to the planet than merely adding greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. So we go beyond carbon footprint to “ecological footprint,” which estimates the area of land required to provide everything we need and also to suck up our pollution. This metric also has some inherent problems, but serves for comparative purposes.

Here is the land required to sustain the lifestyles of different nationals:  An average American needs around 9.5 hectares, an Australian 7.8 hectares, a Canadian 7.1 hectares, a Briton, 5.3 hectares, a German  4.2 and a Japanese 4.9 hectares. In comparison, the world average is only 2.7 hectares!

Even China is still below the global average, at 2.1. India and much of Africa (where most of the future population growth would take place) are near or below 1.0.

Americans are the largest per-capita consumers of everything. For instance, an American eats up over 120 kg of meat per year, compared to just 6 kg by an Indian.

Future Projections

By 2050, around 2 billion (or 40%) extra people are likely to be added. Practically, all of them will be added in the poor half of the world. They will raise the population of the poor world from around 4 billion to about 6 billion, making them the poor two-thirds.  In fact, most of the population growth will take place in just 5 countries: India, China, Pakistan, Nigeria, and Ethiopia.

In comparison, the global economic output will multiply several times – predicted to rise by 500-600 percent – by 2050. As usual, the dominant contribution would come from the big economies of the rich world. Population increase, being added to the poor countries with small economies, should have only a minor contribution towards future economic growth and hence pollution.

If we assume for the purposes of argument that the per-capita emissions in all country stay where they are today — those extra 2 billion people would only increase the share of emissions from the poor world from 7% to 11% ! Realistically speaking, the per capita emission is likely to increase in the poor world as their economies expand. But that is an issue of consumption, not population.

Fast increasing populations do create serious local environmental crises through loss of farming land overgrazing and deforestation. But they don’t pump gases into the atmosphere to the extent of the industrial activities of the ‘developed’ nations.

If environmental experts want to limit the global temperature rise to within 2 degrees – and demand emission cuts by 60 percent by mid-century – the rich nations have to take the lead. It is their wrong development model that forces them to over-consume and spew enormous amounts of greenhouse gases.

Now of course, emerging economies like China, India, Brazil etc are also adding significant amounts of greenhouse gases. But ironically, they are only following the same faulty model of development that the West still wants to continue with.

How do we get an idea about environmental behaviour of the future generations?

A statistician at the Oregon State University, Paul Murtaugh, has given the climatic “intergenerational legacy” of today’s children, assuming the UN’s fertility projections and current per-capita emissions.

He calculated that an extra child in the United States today will, down the generations, produce an eventual carbon footprint seven times that of an extra Chinese child, 46 times that of a Pakistan child, 55 times that of an Indian child, and 86 times that of a Nigerian child.

Therefore, the message is clear. Western over consumption is risking the planet; not so-called over population happening the poor nations. Every talk of rising head counts in India or Africa takes the environmental debate in the wrong direction – the so-called ‘developed’ nations should know.

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Another Terror Attack in France – The Nonsense of “Terrorism Has No Religion”

Paris vs Mumbai terror attacksMore correctly, it should read – ISLAMIC TERROR strikes Paris.

It will be remembered as 13/11. Around 8 Islamic Jihadis launched 2008 (26/11) Mumbai style attack in Paris targeting several crowded places. Jihadis killed over 130 innocent people and left twice as many  injured. Shocked Western leaders expressed outrage, solidarity and yet again vowed to wipe out the global Jihadi menace.

Then came twin terror attacks in Brussels, killing over 30 people and injuring around 300 innocent souls. Both attacks were carried out by the same ISIS’s Belgium cell. Meanwhile French agencies have foiled another terror plot that was ‘at an advanced stage’. There are also reports (speculations) that the Belgium terror cell was plotting radioactive bomb attack.

Now the “truck terror” attack of July 15, 2016 on the crowd watching Bastille Day fireworks in Nice, the French Riviera city. It killed around 80 people and injured several others.

Yet again the leaders have expressed outrage, solidarity and yet again vowed to wipe out the global Jihadi menace. Nothing new in their response…

… and now I am waiting for the famous one-liner from them: Terrorism has no religion’ !!

Even a child can tell that it is a plain LIE. But political correctness must masks stark realities.

In all likelihood THEIR RELIGION is the only thing they have !!  And they are the Authorized Agents of some unseen Arabic speaking Allah to kill innocent humans wherever they wanted.

When Jihadis shout, after every act of violence – Allaho Akbar ! – they are loudly declaring their religion. You don’t need much intelligence to decipher that. They worship an Allah who is pleased only by acts of violence and terror against innocent people – and becomes ‘greater’ with each heinous act!

Stop saying Islam is a religion of peace: Taslima Nasreen

terror religion

Yet, the United Nations can’t define ‘terrorism’ – forget about fighting it !!

I am sure any 10 year old kid can do that in less than 1 minute.

Here are Islamic terror attacks in March 2016


Individual Violence is Mere Isolated Crime

Barbarism is mere barbarism; and violence is just violence. So many heinous crimes take place around the world, even in the so-called civil and ‘developed’ societies but they are neither called terrorism nor Jihad – in the Islamic sense, as is popularized today. They are crimes – just crimes, unconnected with any religion or faith. They happen because some people get perverted and commit them. A serial rapist is a perverted and out of control lecherous person. A serial killer is a perverted violent guy who obsessively kills people because he has no control on himself.

They don’t rape, kill or destroy because that is sanctioned by some Holy Book written in the Stone Age.

But things become different when crimes against humanity are committed under religious indoctrination and justification. Yes, Islamic Jihadis are no ordinary perverts; they are well indoctrinated and motivated. They are trained to kill and die while killing people, believing they are performing their Religious duty that pleases their Allah. Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen put it more succinctly: Quran is theory, ISIS is the practice.

Global Terrorism is Firmly Rooted in Islamic Beliefs

mumbai-attack by Islamic Jihadis

Thus, terrorist groups such as the Al Qaeda, Taliban, ISIS, Boko Haram, Lashkar-e-Toiba and numerous other groups are waging a ‘Jihad’ – a holy Islamic war. They are on a religious mission that they firmly believe is sanctioned and justified by their holy Quran. Whatever acts of violence and barbarism they commit is driven from this firm belief. They have been led to believe that all their inhuman acts are not only forgiven but would be rewarded with a place in ‘Jannat’ after they die. Therefore, they are quite different from criminals who might commit the very same acts.

The 9/11 terror attack of 2001 gave the US taste of what Islamic terrorism is – it demolished the myth of American invincibility. It also exposed emptiness of its State policy of distinguishing between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ terrorists – something its close ally Pakistan is still doing. The 9/11 was plainly an attack planned by Islamic Jihadis who were well brainwashed, trained and supported by Al Qaeda. So it is really comical when the noise of ‘terrorism has no religion’ comes from the US – even the so-called free American press has failed to call the spade a spade.

The November 26, 2008 terror attack in Mumbai was purely Islamic – designed and supported by Pak nurtured Islamic Jihadis. About a dozen terrorists came on a religious suicide mission – their Pakistani handler exhorted them to keep killing until they are alive.

Now France and Brussels have tasted the same Islamic medicine yet another time, on a much larger scale and similar to the 2008 26/11 Mumbai attack.

Only some brain-dead creature can still deny and say that the 9/11, 26/11 or 13/11 and now the 22/03 terror attacks were not ISLAMIC. Of course, it is a type of Islam the world doesn’t know – a new kind of Islam that is purely political and sanctions all manners of heinous violence to achieve its goal.  …And today it is a global phenomenon like global warming.

The ISIS takes Terrorism to Another Dimension

Until the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) came into existence in early 2014, bomb blasts including suicide bombing by blowing the explosive filled jacket was the most popular form of Jihadi violence to spread terror. Thus, innocent people were targeted in the Mosques, shrines and market places, schools, places of tourist attractions, etc through well planned bombings. But the ISIS Jihadis took barbarism to new highs (or lows) by reviving centuries old inhuman and uncivilized tactics of 7th century Arab tribes.

The ISIS Jihadis started off with much publicized beheadings of foreign nationals. They used the social media effectively for worldwide publicity. Reviving the 7th century Arab practice of violating women of defeated tribes they publicized auction of Yejdi women for sex slavery. They burned alive the captured Jordanian pilot and posted the gory video on social media. They even destroyed ancient archaeological structures because ‘their’ version of Islam ‘doesn’t allow’ them!

Therefore, it’s weird to hear people still stating that ‘terrorism has no religion.’ Do they live under some kind of hallucination?

India’s Fake Secularism

terror has no religion-horzIn India, we have creatures who love to befriend Islamic clergy and fundamentalists – yet, they call themselves ‘Secular’!  These ‘fake seculars’ are so Islamophilic that they would want to blame the RSS and Hindus for 2008 Mumbai terror attack !! Digvijay Singh of Sonia’s kitchen Congress is easily their undisputable mentally retarded captain.

These weird ‘seculars’ can be certainly said to be living under hallucination. And unfortunately, they have badly infected Indian society – its academia, media, civil society, and politics. The latest entry in this elite club of fake secularists is the AAP and its power hungry principle-less supremo Arvind Kejriwal. Currently, they are on an anti-Modi and anti-BJP campaign under which they want to paint Hindus as ‘Intolerant’. Since 2002, they have been telling, whoever wanted to listen, that Modi is a Hindu devil who eats Muslims for breakfast and lunch!  And therefore, Muslims should vote for them.

Arvind Kejriwal turned out to be another Fake Secular

Arvind Kejriwal turned out to be another Fake Secular

In India, Muslim clerics CERTIFY who is SECULAR!!

It must be disclosed that in India the agenda of ‘secularism’ has been long hijacked by the cash-rich Islamic lobby which has NGOs of various shades, a sizeable section of academia, activists, and politicians on its pay roll. It is a Saudi-Pak financed venture planned by Pak’s ISI. It works in India through pro-Islamic fake seculars of various shades and color. The task of this Islamic lobby is as usual made easy by politically passive and fragmented Hindu community.

How strong this lobby has become was seen in July 2015 when they went to the extent of glorifying a convicted criminal, Yakub Memon, of 1993 serial bomb blasts that killed 257 innocent people – because he was a Muslim! These fake seculars came out to demand that ‘Secular India’ should not execute the death sentence awarded by the apex Court – simply by virtue of his religion!!

Here is a report card summarising how they try to shield Islamic violence, and shamelessly blame Hindus for extremism!!

The nonsense of 'Terrorism has no religion' !!

The nonsense of ‘Terrorism has no religion’ !!

France, Russia and other European countries are fortunate that they don’t have politicians like Digvijay Singh, Mani Shankar Aiyar, Owaisis, Azam Khan, Rahul Gandhi and their likes. That’s why it can act decisively in the Middle East.

Paris Mumbai attack comparison

Indian Secularism is Half Islamist, Half Pakistani

Wahhabi Attack on Indian Islam

Some time ago a wikileaks cable has suggested that Saudi Arabia wants to increase its influence over Indian Muslims (namely, Sunni Muslims who make up around 88% population of Indian Muslims). Saudis want to ensure that every Indian Sunni Muslim follows Wahhabism. They are trying to impose Wahhabism right from Kashmir to Kanyakumari through several different forums in several ways.  They want to brainwash kids studying in Madarsas, capture running Mosques and open new ones, start Wahhabi Universities and ultimately impose Sharia laws on all Indian Muslims [and non-Muslims get decimated!].

Wahhabi agenda in India

Wahhabi Mullahs from Saudi Arabia have been coming armed with funds, literature and propaganda material. They try to ‘buy’ Mosque administrators and take over Mosques. Whenever they are opposed, violent clashes take place. So far these have been rather minor in nature but could easily escalate to bigger violence as the Wahhabis grow in influence. They actually want every Indian Muslim to live and think like Arab Bedouin tribes of the 7th century, in the name of Sharia Laws. All global Sunni terror groups get their inspiration from this 200 year old hostile and intolerant philosophy – of course, there are many other extreme interpretations of Islam that are much older.

Indian intelligence agencies have been tracking NGOs and institutions who had applied for Saudi funds – as donations. They are mostly based in Kerala followed by UP, Maharashtra and West Bengal. Funds are also known to have come in the garb of funding an Arts college in TN, a nursing college in Kerala, and a Women Center and Madarsas in UP. It must be emphasized that Wahhabi hate-speakers were first seen in J&K.

Note that Saudi population is only 3.1 crore. It is now under severe military threat from the newly formed ISIS in the neighbourhood. Besides, its regional supremacy is always under challenge from Iran (7.8 crore), its traditional Shia adversary. Therefore, around 17 crore Indian Sunni Muslims form a huge market to sell its Wahhabi Islamic product and spread its political influence on India – together just UP, Bihar and WB are home to 47% Indian Muslim population. It must also be mentioned that there are 300,000 active Mosques in India – the largest number in the world, beating even the largest Islamic countries! Therefore, the large Indian Muslim Community occupies a special place for global Islamic vested interests.

This Wahhabi virus is a poison for any progressive plural society – it promotes separatism, isolationism and intolerance among Muslims. It gives them a backward looking mindset and makes them hostile to universal ideas of human rights and peaceful coexistence with people of other beliefs.

If 23 Indian Muslims are in Syria fighting for ISIS and around 150 online supporters/sympathizers are under close observation of intelligence services, Indians have to be on guard against spread of this deadly Islamic virus. It has already caused severe damages to J&K society and its unique culture and is eating away the culture of Kerala, Assam and WB.

Learn about the extreme Saudi Islam: Wahhabism: The Ideological Force Behind Global Terrorism

Explore further: How Saudis are Funding to Spread Wahhabi Influence in India

India Faces 2 Serious Internal Security Threats

The writing is clearly on the wall.

There are 2 biggest internal security threats to India, both propped up by Saudi-Qatar-Pakistani Islamic funds:

  1. The battalion of ‘Fake Seculars’ in the country and
  2. The destructive Wahhabi cult (of Saudi Arabia) that is trying to destroy the ‘Indian Islam’ of peaceful Sufi flavor and radicalizing Indian Muslims into Wahhabism that is hostile, isolationist and separatist. If in 1947 Islam could divide this great nation of Buddha and Mahavira, in the 21st century the threat of another Islamic division is much greater.

However, here is how a true follower of ‘Indian Islam’ laments; it reflects the sentiments of all patriotic Muslims who want to maintain Indian Islam as a “Religion of Peace” and live in harmony among Hindus, feeling gratitude towards what this land has given to them:

sane islam

Now it is squarely for the Indian Muslim community to embrace Hindus like Parsi and Jews have done, without ghettoising in the name of faith, and counter the radical preachers coming from the gulf to take over Mosques and Madarsas in India. They must preserve their Indian version of Islam that has evolved spontaneously in local Indian society through centuries.

And they have to do it despite the presence of irresponsible communal politicians like Owaisi brothers, Azam Khan, Abu Azami, Mamta banerjee, Digvijay Singh, Mani Shankar Aiyar and their ilk.

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