Hem Raj Jain
Sub:- (i)- India was made India by Britishers (ii)- Secularism, socialism and rule-of-law is the only solution for India (iii)- Without coming-of-age of Jainism (which presently seems unlikely), Hindu-rashtra impossible
After Modi of Hindutva forces came to power in 2014 and especially after huge victory of BJP in 2017 U.P elections and after expected sure victory of BJP candidate in coming presidential election the opposition political parties and commentators have started expressing fear that India may give-up secularism and may constitutionally usher into Hindu-rashtra. But this fear is unfounded and overestimated as explained below:-
(1)- If history is any indication then Hinduism is simply incapable of centralized rule. [(i)- First in ~ 300 – 400 B.C. almost all India level rule by Moryas (Chandragupt to Ashoka the Great) could not hold and gave way to Gupta and then to other dynasties (ii)- Alauddin Khilji in 1301 attacked Ranthambor and won in my native State Rajasthan but no Hindu King came to his rescue with the result in 1303 Khilji attacked neighboring Chittor and won in a famous battle involving Rani Padmini (iii)- After Moghul rule established by Babur disintegrated by defeat of Humayun at the hands of Shershah Suri, Babur’s grandson Akbar the Great could consolidate Moghul rule practically in all of India but Rana Pratap after defeat in 1527 of his grandfather Rana Sangha could not consolidate Hindu rule in India (iii)- In third battle of Panipat in 1761 the Marathas were promised support by Hindus (Rajputs, Jats, Sikhs etc) but was not given due to history of Marathas (where they had been indulging in plunder / ‘Chauth-vasuli’ in these Hindu kingdoms) whereas invader Ahmad Shah Durrani was supported by Muslim rulers of Delhi, Avadh and Rohilkhand which resulted in crushing defeat of Marathas (iii)- Even in Karnataka where presently I live one soldier Haider Ali (and his son Tipu Sultan) could rise in ranks and could establish his rule in Mysore / Karnataka and all the Hindu rulers could be subdued by Haider Ali / Tipu. The Wadiyar king got Mysore back in charity only when Britishers defeated and killed Tipu in 1799]. Some people say that it is due to Brahmanism of Hinduism where Kshatriyas consider themselves inferior to Brahmins (hence spirituality of rulers not that exalted) therefore incapable of ruling in a centralized rule of vast territory. But I am not sure whether this theory is valid.
(2)- Throughout history of mankind the civilizations have been shaped mainly by saints and warriors. There is only one religion in India rather in whole of the world (which is nowadays called part of Hinduism) which is Jainism that had saint and warrior in one (its founder Teerthankar Rishabhdev / Adinath). This religion (as per info available at internet) had kings like Kharvela (of Odisha) who in ~ 3 century B.C ruled / conquered two third of India and even Chandragupt Morya in his last days came to Shravanbelgola (famous pilgrim centre of Digamber Jains) in Hasan district of Karnataka and became Jain monk and even Ashoka the great became Jain before adopting Buddhism. The Jainism certainly could have paved the way for Hindu-rashtra but presently it is in hopeless condition. Due to misguided religious leaders (the Muni Maharaj) of Jainism its followers are now less than 1 % of Indian population and these Munis preach such absurdities (even absurd food and life style) to Jains that it should not be a matter of surprise that Jainism has reduced itself to a level of mostly urban middle class religion (mostly traders, shopkeepers etc without having followers in tough professions like military, laboring class etc)
(3)- Hence remembering that (i)- Before advent of Britishers India was facing danger of massive bloodshed and disintegration. Undivided India (including Pakistan and Bangladesh) was made India by Britishers who ruled such vast territory by ‘rule-of-law like IPC, CrPC, CPC, Evidence Act etc which are still administering India and keeping it intact and (ii)- Hinduism is simply incapable of centralized rule - The fear of Hindu-rashtra is unfounded and overestimated because the day India becomes Hidu-rashtra it will start disintegrating.
(4)- At the same time the politicians and commentators who are raising the bogey of ‘imminent danger of Hindu-rashtra’ are dishonest people because they do not acknowledge that this situation has arrived for the simple reason that India has not taken seriously the secularism, socialism and rule-of-law. This is evident from some examples as given below:-
(i)- Restoration not done of legally expected Status-quo-ante of Babri Masjid which was demolished in 1992 in the presence of ‘Supreme Court Observer’ (ii)- Muslim Bangladesh was not assimilated in Hindu majority India though two nation theory (the foundation of India’s partition) failed in 1971 (iii)- Muslim PoK has not been retrieved by Hindu India and instead military (under protection of AFSPA, SPA etc) is training guns at civilians of Muslim Kashmiris (iv)- No prosecution done against Hindu guilty found by Sri Krishna Commission about 1992-93 communal riots in Mumbai / Maharashtra (while rightly asking for deportation / action against Dawood Ibrahim etc, the Muslim guilty of serial blasts which were direct fallout of said riots) (v)- Identification, tracking and deportation of illegal immigrants, mainly from Bangladesh have not been done (vi)- Discriminatory (especially against Muslims) Reservation Policy has not been quashed (vii)- No legal action has been taken against military officers about Gujarat 2002 riots regarding violation of section 130 & 131 Cr.P.C. (viii)- Unconstitutional cow-slaughter-ban laws have not been quashed (ix)- Constitutional obligation not discharged about public debt under Article 292 & 293 which has been taken more than constitutionally permitted by taking refuge under unconstitutional FRBM (x)- Rs ~ 1,000 Trillion tax out of black money not recovered (as mentioned at http://www.alwihdainfo.com/Now-India-bound-to-get-Rs--1000-Trillion-income-tax-as-Delhi-Police-steps-in_a31456.html ) though, when recovered, will solve most of the problems being faced by India especially arising due to economic hardship.
(5)- The Hinduism is also incapable of extended rule. Presently due to political turmoil the entire Muslim world is in problem where tens of millions of Muslims are bleeding and weeping profusely. India can easily, in the interest of providing succor to these unfortunate tens of millions of Muslims, can partly rule over Muslim world by taking a proactive role in UN as mentioned at http://www.alwihdainfo.com/India-should-clarify-with-USA-SaAr-about-ISIS-involvement-in-terrorist-attack-in-Iran_a55046.html but Hinduism is simply incapable of extended rule rather any rule (Muslims from Magnolia to NAME region came to India and could rule Hindus for ~ 1,000 years but Hindus cannot rule these Muslims, even partly through UN).
Therefore if these breast-beating politicians (mainly opposition) and commentators (who are unnecessarily lamenting about so-called imminent danger of otherwise politically nonviable Hindu-rashtra) are really serious about well-being of India then they instead should try to restore secularism, socialism and rule-of-law in India (as mentioned above) and which will restore their political fortunes also.
Hem Raj Jain
Sub:- Silence of Anna Hazare, on effective solution to Maharashtra farmer’s problems, deafening and intriguing
Due to economically nonviable small farm holdings (on which about half of India is dependent) coupled with jobless economic growth have left major part of India poor notwithstanding what India is boasting about its success story. Presently since June.1 the farmers in Maharashtra are agitating (throwing milk, vegetables etc on road which has caused problems about these items in entire Maharashtra) and are demanding loan waiver and other financial assistance.
This is not the problem of merely the farmers of Maharashtra as is evident from the fact that about two months back the farmers of Tamil Nadu agitated at Jantar-Mantar Delhi for the same purpose, as mentioned at :-
Some people may think that that when all the problems of India (emanating from financial paucity) can be solved by recovering Rs ~ 1,000 Lakh Crore of Income tax then why Government of India (GOI) is not doing it? The answer is simple. The ‘Global exclusive private capitalism’ (GEPC) does not want ‘State-capital’ to succeed and GEPC has fixed all in India (the governments, politicians, media, journalists, academicians, social activists, trade unions etc) which is the reason no body in India (whose voice matters) is raising the demand for recovery of the State-capital of Rs ~ 1,000 Trillion Income Tax.
If farmers of Maharashtra and rest of India are really serious about solving their problem then, instead of doing drama of agitating on street in a meaningless manner, should demand recovery of the State-capital of Rs ~ 1,000 Trillion Income Tax which will effectively solve all of their problems (which can be solved by money with GOI). It is time India understand that if ~ $ 4 Trillion reserve money can make China a world super power then what ~ $ 15 Trillion State-capital can do to India.
At this point of time the silence of Anna Hazare (supposed to be the champion of the cause of farmers especially of Maharashtra and who mobilized entire India in 2011-12 against corruption & black money) about non- recovery of the State-capital of Rs ~ 1,000 Trillion Income-Tax by GOI (though this State-capital can solve all the problems of farmers), is deafening and intriguing to say the least.
Stephen Gill has been a personal friend of mine for 30 years, give or take. I have always been aware or became more aware of his history, his many books on world peace, his poetry and his many travels to present his works to the pride of hundreds and probably thousands of students who write of him and study his works as a matter of course material in their universities.
This kind, soft spoken man must have an IQ of 140+ in the literary score. Our own histories and bias may inhibit our ability to accept or even interpret his works, even though in English as our own, but believe me, every word, line and phrase shout love and peace. It would be interesting to see these sonnets with their unique style be put to music. It comes to mind (for me anyway) that The Beatles, first major works that turned the world on its head, could hold candles to Stephens 18/100.
Granted more know him out of country than in, yet he is published and maintained in every university across Canada and hundreds around the world, if not all of them.
I write this know to impress upon you an upcoming opportunity for him to present and read some of his latest poems or rather sonnets in Montreal.
Six of them are allowed here. All, as he titled are: Stephenean love sonnets. Each are 18 lines and exactly 100 words (thus 18/100). This as all of his works are unique and powerful statements of love.
Congratulations Stephen and all the best in your upcoming trip to Montreal.
Hem Raj Jain
Tamil Nadu farmers who are protesting for the last 40 days at Jantar-Mantar Delhi demanding that the Centre waive their agricultural loans and provide drought relief funds, on Saturday reportedly drank their own urine as part of their agitation and threatened to eat faeces on Sunday if their demands are not addressed. These farmers had come to the protest site with skulls, which they claimed were those of farmers who committed suicide. As part of their agitation, they have stripped, bitten into mice and snakes, conducted mock funerals and have even been flogged.
But Tamil Nadu especially its politicians and media are apathetic towards the suffering and miseries of TN farmers and have put the entire responsibility of solving this problem on insensitive Government of (GOI) though Tamil Nadu can easily constrain GOI to solve the problems of farmers from Tamil Nadu and other parts of the country. About three hundred thousand farmers in the last two decades have reportedly committed suicide in India due to economic hardship. Though other factors like cash crop, debt, flood, drought etc are considered to be some reasons for farmer’s suicide but main reason is small land holdings up-to meager 1.7 Hectare which renders small farmers vulnerable.
Though the demand of TN farmers that the Centre waive their agricultural loans and provide drought relief funds has gained legitimacy & punch after UP Government announced loan waivers of its farmers and in the present situation such relief for farmers of TN and of other States is reasonable but it will not permanently solve the problem which has assumed menacing proportion.
In order to solve this problem the small and economically nonviable land holdings will have to be purchased by GOI and the farmers, farm labors engaged in and dependent on these farms will have to be absorbed by GOI in these large scale profitable government farms and in other public programs. One such public program can be of constructing profitable residential and commercial building all over India by GOI which can be given on rent to be decided by ‘Rent Commission’. Because Indians engaged in and depended on uneconomical farming are almost half of India’s population it will require immense money to achieve this transformation of Indian economy.
Fortunately it is possible to recover Rs ~ 1,000 Lakh Crore State capital from income tax as mentioned at http://www.alwihdainfo.com/During-on-going-elections-also-If-opposition-does-not-highlight-Rs-1000-Tr-v-s-2-Tr-issue-India-has-no-future_a48651.html and part of this money can be utilized for solving the problems of suiciding farmers from TN and other States of India and also to remove poverty from India. But politicians and media of TN are not at all raising this issue.
If politicians and media of Tamil Nadu can highlight this issue [of Rs ~ 1,000 Lakh Crore (part of it) to be used for poor of India] by wide coverage in print and electronic media, public meetings at Jantar-Mantar, Ramlila Maidan both at Delhi and at all the Tehsil / Taluka, District and State headquarters in Tamil Nadu then GOI will be constrained to recover Rs ~ 1,000 Trillion from ~ 1 million tax evaders and this will not only solve the problem of the farmers of Tamil Nadu (and also of rest of India) very soon but will also solve other problems of India which emanate from lack of funds.
Let us hope that the politicians and media of Tamil Nadu, for change sake, will work in the interest of suffering farmers of TN.
Hem Raj Jain
(Author of ‘Betrayal of Americanism’)
There are a lot of circumstances given and still giving around terrorist acts we are suffering lately in Europe, including in such circumstances the warped and sectarian reaction from a great part of the left wing, above all in Spain, and about the feeling of guilt they have been able to instill in European society, but I shall confine myself to two of them.
1. We would need another Churchill in Europe so that he warned us and opened our eyes about the Muslim invasion, because they have arrived to conquer, control and subdue Europe, with the help of Islamic countries; in a similar way as he, the great English statesman did it, facing the threat of conquest and subjugation of European countries by Nazi system with its leader A. Hitler at the head, back in the 1940s. We need a statesman with a realistic and future vision to inspire an energetic and decisive reaction of European citizens and sweep away so many lukewarm masons and Christphobic politicians.
2. We should copy Japanese people about not accepting in their country the Islamic propaganda nor Muslims who wanted to live in it, save employees at embassies and the rarest of foreign companies. A draft is attached developing the attitude of Japanese authorities and politicians facing Islam and its terrorist consequence.
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