Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Hiring based on the religion of the applicant

Numbers sourced from the ministry of minority affairs {should be renamed ministry of muslim and christian affairs} show that 2009 registered a huge six-fold increase in the number of people from minority communities recruited to jobs in public sector banks and other public sector financial institutions compared to 2007. The story, however, does not end there. The recruitment of minorities into railway jobs doubled from 2007 to 2009 and a strong surge was also visible in their appointments in the paramilitary forces and various public sector undertakings (PSUs).

The change, however, has not come about on its own. It is the result of a concerted policy effort by Manmohan Singh's government which first brought out the 'Prime Minister's New 15-Point Programme for Welfare of Minorities' in June 2006. Among other things - like better access for minorities to education and giving technical training to improve their skills - the programme clearly said that "special consideration" would be given to members of minority communities for filling up posts in "police, railways, nationalized banks and PSUs".

There is no religion-based quota for jobs in India. However, in this case, the PM's words were followed by action and on January 8, 2007, the Department of Personnel & Training circulated revised guidelines to all central ministries and departments asking them to give special consideration to the recruitment of minorities in central government offices and central PSUs.
Re the bolded part above, one need not be Einstein to understand simple things - jobs are given based on an applicant's religion, not merit, but it is still not a religion based quota, huh. It is a religion based quota, through the backdoor, since if made into a law, it'll be opposed tooth and nail. What is next best thing to do? Pressurize and drop hints to hire people based on their religion without going through a legal process and discriminate against people belonging to other religions.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Britain bans Islamic preacher Zakir Naik

Kudos to Britain for taking a step in the right direction and banning this hate mongering joke of a man.

PTI, Jun 18, 2010, 06.12pm IST
LONDON: Britain has banned controversial Indian Islamic televangelist Zakir Naik, who once claimed that "every Muslim should be a terrorist," from entering the country, citing his "unacceptable behaviour".

Home Secretary Theresa May said 44-year-old Naik would not be allowed to enter the country under laws that can exclude anyone who writes or publishes material that can "foment, justify or glorify terrorist violence".

Indian television preacher Naik was due to give a series of lectures at arenas in Wembley and Sheffield.

May said the doctor was being excluded because repeated comments attributed to him was evidence of his "unacceptable behaviour".

She said: "Coming to the UK is a privilege not a right, and I am not willing to allow those who might not be conducive to the public good to enter the UK."

Website footage had shown the preacher making the claim that every Muslim should embrace terrorism.

Naik said Muslims should beware of people saying Osama bin Laden was right or wrong, adding: "If you ask my view, if given the truth, if he is fighting the enemies of Islam, I am for him.

If he is terrorising the terrorists, if he is terrorising America the terrorist, the biggest terrorist, every Muslim should be a terrorist."

He is also reported as saying that western women make themselves "more susceptible to rape" by wearing revealing clothing.

Mumbai-born Naik is a medical doctor by profession, having attained a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) from the University of Mumbai.

Naik is the founder and president of the Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) which is a non-profit organisation. It also owns and broadcasts the free-to-air global Peace TV channel.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

13 Naxal Terrorism supporters held

Jun 18, 2010
Kolkata: The West Bengal police on Wednesday arrested 13 Maoist sympathisers, including a scientist, a professor and an author. They have been charged with sedition and waging war against the state. Among others detained, members of human rights group APDR, were let off.

Nisha Biswas, scientist of Central Ceramic and Glass Research Centre, Kanishka Choudhury, professor of Behala college and author-activist Manik Mondal were produced in a Midnapore court on Wednesday.

They were picked up on Tuesday along with 70 others by the joint security forces while trying to meet Maoist leaders in Lalgarh. Now, they have been remanded in judicial custody for 14 days along with 10 others.

The arrests came just before the joint forces did their most successful operation in Lalgarh, only two days before the completion of one year of their operation. At least eight Maoists were killed. Over the past 12 months, the forces had killed only 12 Maoists. Maoists killed many more, including 24 para-military soldiers in one single attack.

It was not without reason that for the first time, the joint forces personnel were seen congratulating each other.

Ardhendu Saha, public prosecutor said, “They said that they had come for a survey but the police realised that they were instigating villagers with anti-national thoughts. That’s why they were arrested.”

The West Bengal police sources have told CNN-IBN that the arrested scientist, professor and author figured in their intelligence reports for the past 18 months. Their phone conversation have been tapped and recorded. Police claim they are incriminating enough to slap them with charges of sedition and trying to wage war against the state. Human rights groups have called the arrests a farce.

Sujato Bhadra, Association For Protection of Democratic Rights (APDR){A chargesheeted naxal terrorist overground supporting group like PUCL, PUDR} said, “If there is any evidence that they were supporting Maoist organisations, they (police) could have arrested them much earlier.”

West Bengal police's record to produce evidence against the Maoists and their sympathisers isn't exactly glorious. At the same time, it's clear that the crackdown has started on the sympathisers who provide money and hideouts to the Maoists

(With inputs from Sougata Mukhopadhyay)

Sunday, June 13, 2010

History of Nagaland

Was searching for history of Nagaland and came across this article by Sh. Tarun Vijay,

Manipuris also feel threatened by the growing clout of the separatist Naga organizations like National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isaac-Muivah group (NSCN-IM) which demands a chunk from Manipur to create a "Greater Nagalim for Christ". In fact, Nagaland was created on December 1, 1963 slicing off parts of Assam, namely Naga Hills, Tuensang district and Dimapur after a fierce insurgency launched by A Z Phizo, who took refuge in London under British patronage and the Church's support. They still nourish a dream to create a Christian-dominated colony serving British and US interests in the region and their "war cry" is "Republic of Nagalim for Christ."

Saturday, June 12, 2010

An example of routine media bias

No debates or shrill rants by Burka Dutt and uND-TV and total silence of our limp dick media on this molester mullah shows the persistent media bias in favour of muslims and a lack of character amongst the greedy and tankhaiya media honchos. Samir and Vineet Jain, protectors of freedom of press, where are you chaps and why this news does not make the front page? Counting dollars or throwing Page 3 parties where I see your ugly faces often, eh?

Maulvi accused of molesting minor girl students
TNN, Jun 11, 2010, 09.27pm IST

SURAT: A complaint has been lodged at Kosamba police station against a maulvi, who has been accused of molesting girls at the madrasa and forcing them to have oral sex with him. Parents of two seven-year-old girls have told police that maulvi Mahebub Malek has been victimising their daughters at the madrasa.

Police started investigation on Friday against the accused after the complaint of sexual molestation was lodged.

The incident came to light when one of the victims informed her parents. The girl allegedly told them that the maulvi forced her and other girls to do oral sex and threatened them not to say anything about it to anyone. She alleged that the girls were being molested by him for the past few months.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Publicity Hungry and Socialist Yahoo Arundhati Roy

Publicity craving Arundhati Roy fancies being Suu Kyi of wrong things

NEW DELHI: Writer-activist Arundhati Roy, who has been throwing pity parties for Maoists, has said that Naxalism should be an “armed movement.”

“It ought to be an armed movement. Gandhian way of opposition needs an audience, which is absent here. People have debated long before choosing this form of struggle, Ms Roy, who had saluted the people of Dantewada after 76 CRPF and police personnel were butchered by Maoists in one of the deadliest attack targeting security forces, said.

“I am on this side of line. I do not care... pick me up put me in jail,” she said while delivering a lecture, ‘The War on People’ organised by the Committee for Protection of Democratic Rights in Mumbai on Wednesday night.

Ms Roy, a regular at the cop-bashing seminars organised by those engaged in white-washing terror unleashed by Maoists, purveyed the by-now-familiar ‘root cause’ theory. She termed the Naxalite violence as a corollary to the battle between tribals and corporate houses to gain control over natural resources like minerals, water and forests.

“What the government calls Maoists corridor, is in fact MoU-ist corridor. You have an MoU on every mountain, river...MoUs signed by biggest corporations in the world who are waiting to gain hold of the resources,” Ms Roy said.

The activist was scathing in her attack of those who are reluctant to buy into her dangerous theory that Naxalism movement alone can provide answers to current problems. “The Naxal movement could be nothing but an armed struggle. I am not supporting violence. But I am also completely against contemptuous atrocities-based political analysis,” she said.