18 March, 2012

The History behind Hindu Kush

Mahmud of Ghori defeated Prithviraj Chauhan in the battle of Tarain (Taraori) in 1192. He then gouged out the eyes of Prithviraj Chauhan. However the captive Chauhan valiantly killed Ghori after which the latter's army had the Rajput king killed and dragged mercilessly by a horse. The army of Mahmud of Ghori also enslaved about 50,000 soldiers and their wives and children as part of the war booty. These captives were dragged across the battle field of Tarain (Taraori), present day Haryana, through the plains of Pakistan and over the hills into Afghanistan into the capital city of Ghori. Most Hindu captives did not survive this perilous and inhuman journey over the mountains.

To constantly remind Hindus of this crushing defeat and the misery that they went through, this mountain range was named Hindu Kush by the Afghan rulers.

Source: Hindu Tolerance.. Over The Ages

Sri Sri at the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan

Above: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar being welcomed by the Shahi Imam of the Badshahi Mosque, Lahore - 12th March, 2012

05 March, 2012

Teesta Setalvad, Rajdeep Sardesai & the truth about Pandarwada grave digging case

Anand Mathur

The learned bench of the Supreme Court, commented that the investigation proceedings against Ms. Teesta Setalvad in the illegal grave opening case of Pandarwada were spurious. Justice Aftab Alam did not explain why, but asked the Gujarat government Advocate to go through the FIR “passionately”. The bench held that while other cases against Ms. Setalvad held some merit, this particular case was “spurious”.

But curiously in his affidavit against Ms. Teesta Setalvad, the senior journalist of Headlines Today, Mr. Rahul Singh has claimed that he was present at the time of opening of the graves and that he was unaware that the graves were legal. He also claims that Ms. Teesta Setalvad brushed aside his ethical concerns and betrayed his trust by passing on the story to Mr. Rajdeep Sardesai of CNN-IBN, who apparently was given all his information about the case by Ms. Teesta Setalvad , negating the investigative work being done by Mr. Rahul Singh!

Ms. Teesta Setalvad, in her search for justice, has apparently shown blatant disregard for probity in public life and the rule of law. It seems that to her, the end justifies the means. In her fanatic crusade to nail the Gujarat Government, Mr. Narendra Modi in particular, there are serious accusations of perjury and extra-legal behavior. Several lives rot in jails based on concocted testimonies filed by Ms. Teesta Setalvad’s NGO against these innocent victims of her crusade. Her key coordinator, Mr. Rais Khan has also turned against her for her regular recourse to illegal ways. He has also alleged in a letter written to the Chief Justice of the Mumbai High Court that he has received threats from Muslim fundamentalists for going against Ms. Teesta Setalvad.

Exhumation of the dead bodies without prior permission of the competent authorities constitutes an offence under sections 192 (fabricating false evidence), 193 (punishment for false evidence, 201 (causing disappearance of evidence), 120-B (criminal conspiracy), 295 (A) (deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings) and 297 (trespassing on burial places) of IPC.

Meanwhile Ms. Teesta Setalwad continues unabated.

View Rahul Singh's affidavit submitted to the Dy. Superintendent of Police, Lunawada

Read Critique on Justice Aftab Alam's thoughts on Secularism

Also View Evidence Against Teesta Setalvad for more such instances.