Saturday, November 24, 2007



From: Narain Kataria in New York

Twelfth Hindu Sangathan Divas (Hindu Unity Day) in which more than 700 Hindus representing all sections of the Hindu society enthusiastically participated in New York will be remembered for a very long time to come. The significance of this celebration lies in the fact that it was joined by two very powerful Hindu leaders from India: Didi Maa Saadhvi Ritambhara ji and Dr. Subramanian Swamy. In the celebration, a unique resolution, that has the potential of having a far reaching impact on the Indian polity, was passed by the participants with a unanimous voice vote.

The resolution read by Srichand Sidhwani, a senior Hindu community activist, and seconded by Dr. Babu Suseelan, a psychiatrist from Pennsylvania said:

“It is hereby unanimously resolved that a Hindu political party be formed in India. Aims of this political party would be to safeguard the legitimate interests of Hindus in India, preserve the Hindu character of country, and ultimately capture the political power.”

Sadhvi Ritambhara, the keynote speaker said that Hindus should derive inspiration from the noble lives of Sri Guru Govind Singh, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Maharana Pratap Singh, Subhash Chandra Bose, Veer Savarkar and others who fought like lions to protect the motherland and sacrificed their lives at the altar of nation. It is an irony of fate that the present Hindu politicians are behaving like lambs. We have been too tolerant and too peaceful. We always talk of peace. But, we need to remember that in order to establish peace we have to be the worshipper of Shakti.

Disunity amongst us has been the bane of Hindu society. In order to achieve the unity among Hindus, we must stop the internal squabbles. Also, there is an identity crisis in Hindu society. Our excessive emphasis on the divisive factors such as the caste, language and province is the main cause of many of our maladies. .

To solve all our social and national problems, and thereby experience an incredible power within ourselves, we need to remember the fact that we are “Hindus.” The word “Hindu” has great magical powers that could easily unite and strengthen us all. If we identify ourselves as Hindus, we will emerge as invincible and our voice will be heard with respect and attention.

It is a matter of great regret that Hindus today have become refugees in their very own country. Kashmiri Hindus are languishing in refugee camps. Young Hindu girls are routinely molested and brutalized in Bangladesh, Pakistan and the Indian Kashmir. Hindu leaders live in the fool’s paradise. They mistakenly believe that by indulging in the appeasement of Muslim bullies, one day, they will be able to create a change of heart in them and win them ever. This foolish attempt is bound to fail.

Speaking on the subject of “Hindus under Siege,” the learned Harvard professor and former Union Cabinet Minister, Dr. Subramanian Swamy dealt squarely with the question of terrorism against Hindus that India faces today. He rejected the often repeated theory of the Islamic intellectuals, pseudo-secularists and the Muslim apologists that it was because of the problems of poverty, lack of education, unemployment, and social discrimination among Muslims that their youth take to the path of terrorism. Dr. Swamy debunked that theory stating that the top-class Islamic terrorists like Osama Bin Laden are, on the other hand, billionaires. Other young terrorists involved in the London bombings of 7/7 were all well educated and employed as doctors, lawyers and accountants.

Dr. Swamy drew a thunderous applause when he said that the root cause of Islamic terrorism is the application of the outdated Islamic theories of Dar-ul-Islam and Dar-ul-Harb to the civilized democratic societies. The recent documents seized from SIMI (Students Islamic Movement of India) after the Mumbai blasts make it clear: the goal of Islamic terrorism is to make the Hindu capitulate, convert or simply die a violent death. This Hindus must resist with all their might since Hindus are the target from Coimbatore to Cooch Behar, from Bangalore to Baramula, and from Vadodara to Varanasi. Never again must Hindustan go under foreign rule even if Hindus have to die in millions in a nuclear war. We must win this decisive battle against terrorism and reverse the historical trend of being weak and selfish.

Dr. Swamy told the audience that an effective anti-terror strategy is not only to hunt down the terrorists to their training camps but also to make nonsense of their political objectives. If Islamic terrorists want India to let go of our Kashmir, we must instead go over and recapture the Pak-occupied Kashmir. If they want to destroy our temples, then we must instead liberate Kashi Vishwanath and Mathura and three thousand other temples demolished in past by the invading butchers in the name of Islam.If they drive out Hindus from Bangladesh then we should annex a proportionate area of that country to resettle the displaced Hindus. If they want Dar-ul-Islam in India, then instead we’ll give them a Hindu Rashtra in its place. Dr. Swamy recalled what Veer Savarkar had said: "If necessary, militarize the Hindus and Hinduize the nation". No more submission, no more compromise, and never to capitulate. The only way is to fight to win. That is the Hindu mindset, the Virat Hindu resolve we need today. Dr. Swamy advocated that those Indian Muslims who openly and proudly acclaim that their ancestors were Hindus are our brothers and sisters. They are a part of our family in Hindustan. India is Hindustan i.e. a land of Hindus and all those who acknowledge their ancestors being Hindus. Outsiders can live here but they cannot be allowed to vote. "We can never accept Vish-Kanyas from Italy as our family," Dr. Swamy added to a roar of laughter and approval from the jubilant audience.

Earlier, welcoming the audience, Narain Kataria, the President of Indian American Intellectuals Forum, the chief organizer of the 12th Hindu Sangathan Divas, congratulated Hindus of America for making the Hindu Unity Day a great success. “Your presence here in this auditorium in big numbers demolishes the fallacious theory propounded by the prophets of doom that Hindus cannot be united. Your presence in this hall exposes the myth that Hindus cannot speak in one voice. Your presence is a testimony to the fact that Hindu unity on an All India level is a practicable and feasible proposition, ” said Kataria. Bhushan Tadepalli acted as master of the ceremonies. Arish K. Sahani and Aruna Inala coordinated the event, and Ramesh Gathuria proposed a vote of thanks.

Saturday, November 10, 2007



Author: Narain Kataria

A delegation comprising of Jiten Roy, Ph.D., President, and Bidyut Sarkar, General Secretary, respectively, of International Federation of Bangladeshi Hindus & Friends, Mohini Sarin, a Human Rights Activist, Dr. Narinder Kukar, former National President of the Association of Indians in America and N. Kataria, Founder of Indian American Intellectuals Forum, called on Deputy Ambassador, Indian Mission, Mr. A. Gopinathan, at New York on January 20, and presented to him a memorandum documenting the pitiable plight of Hindus who are being subjected to relentless torture, ghastly murder, gang rape and forcible conversion to Islam. The memorandum urged the Indian Mission at U.N. to take up this matter seriously with the Government of India and find a permanent solution to the state sponsored campaign aimed at ethnic-cleansing of Hindus in Bangladesh.

The memorandum, inter alia, stated that Bangladesh, where 11,000 of its 64, 000 madrassas are constantly producing jihadis, "has become a safe haven for Islamic terrorists - - including Taliban and Al Qaeda fighters fresh off the boat from Afghanistan." (The Time Asia Magazine Oct. 16, '02; Far Eastern Economic Review (April 4,2002); The Wall Street Journal April 2'02); Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism/US Department of State, May 21, 2002; Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2001: Bangladesh, March 2002) Time Asia Magazine, CNNews (Dec. 21, '01) New York Times (Nov. 27, '01) etc. In the past one and half years, ever since the ruling coalition of "Islamic hardliners" (The Guardian, Oct. 2, '01) assumed power with an absolute majority, the Islamic extremists have gained enormous strength demonstrating that they are capable of enacting several Balies, if not 9/11s.
Earlier, using the Babri Mosque incident as a ploy to teach Hindus a befitting lesson, Jehadis had killed 15 Hindus, raped 2600 Hindu women, razed 3,600 temples and rendered 200,000 Hindus homeless.

Militant Islamists have looted, razed and in many cases set ablaze dwelling houses, businesses, temples, imposed infidel protection tax, gang/mass raped [e.g. nearly 200 Hindu women were mass raped by the Muslims in Char Fashion in a single night (The Daily Star, Nov 16, 2001); mother and eight-year-old daughter were gang-raped together subjecting the helpless father/husband to watch such ghastly scene], brutally tortured, murdered, and left with the ultimatum:" Go to India, where you rightly belong." Incidents of rape remain generally underreported because of the stigma attached to it, yet among the 228 rape cases reported within the day of election 225 or 98.68 % of the rape victims were Hindus and the perpetrators belonged to the ruling parties (see, e.g., The Daily Janakantha, Feb. 17, '02). When the victims of rape approach the police station to press charges against the gang of rapists, the commanding officers not only refuse to accept their cases but in some cases also persecute the victim by detaining them in the precinct lockup (see, e.g., The Daily Janakantha, Feb. 17, '2).
As a result of the above-mentioned systematic persecution, Hindu population in Bangladesh has decreased from 35% in 1947 to 10% in 2003

Hence, the Hindus of Bangladesh have no other alternative but to demand a permanent solution of this problem, by creating a protected region. If the Bosnian Muslims. East Timorese Christians, Srilankan Tamils, Iraqi Kurds deserve international attention, the Bangladeshi Hindus, 25 million of whose people have been driven out of the country and 2.5 million acres of whose land confiscated, deserve help find a permanent solution to their problem, too. Such a solution can never be achieved unless India intervenes, like it did in 1971
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By: Narain Kataria

March 30, 2005

March 20, 2005 will be written in golden letters in the annals of Indian Americans living in the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. On this day braving the rough weather, a sea of humanity thronged at Madison Square Garden Theatre right in the middle of New York City to listen to their beloved leader Narendra Modi, Chief Minister of Gujarat in India. Narendra Modi spoke via satellite to a jubilant crowd consisting of more than 5,000 strong people, and answered their questions. He delivered a very powerful speech. He kept the crowd spellbound for about one hour with his charm and wit. The magnificent spectacle was seen to be believed. More than 2000 people could not attend the celebration because they mistook refusal of visa to Narendra Modi as cancellation of the program.

Narrating the progress achieved by the State of Gujarat during his short tenure of three years or so, Mr. Modi said that Gujarat has become one of the most prosperous states in India. I want to make Gujarat a model state for other states to emulate. In Bharat, the first ‘Green Revolution’ was brought in by Punjab, but the second Green Revolution will be produced by Gujarat.

In the past, India had been the Jagat-Guru, the Teacher of the World, for most of the mankind before we went into decline. Very soon, we are going to regain our rightful place in the comity of nations. ‘Knowledge is Power’ and we are genetically endowed with it. Hence, Twenty-First Century rightly belongs to India.

When asked as to what his ‘reaction’ was to the denial of visa by US State Department, Mr. Modi quipped, “I do not believe in ‘reactions.’ I believe in action. I plan to make Gujarat and the rest of India so prosperous, vibrant and peaceful that there would be a queue for visa in America to go to India.” In another question as to what Indian youth could do to help India, Mr. Modi suggested that if each one of the Indian Americans convinces only five non-Indian families in a year for visiting India, that would create a positive understanding of India and boost the Indian tourist industry ten fold. That will be your contribution to the Puniya-bhoomi Bharat.

Most prominent leaders of Indian community were present on the occasion and each one addressed the gathering briefly. As a mark of protest, one throne-like royal looking seat in the center of stage right in the midst of all prominent community leaders had been left vacant for Narendra Modi who could not be with them because of the refusal of visa by US State Department. Referring to the vacant seat Sunil Nayak, one of the co-Chair of the Event said that this was the second time in India’s History that a throne had been kept vacant; the first time when Lord Rama went to Vanvas 5,000 years ago and the second time when Narendra Modi is not allowed to come to this country.

US Congressman Frank Pallone got a spontaneous uproarious applause from the audience when he said, “It was a big mistake on the part of US to deny a visa to a constitutionally and democratically elected Chief Minister.”

Dr. Mahesh Mehta, the Founder/Chairman of Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America, lashing out at the anti-Hindu forces, emphasized that it was incumbent upon us to identify the anti-India elements and their sympathizers who have unleashed the hateful campaign of vilification and denigration against peace loving Hindu people, and expose their nefarious designs.

Dr. Mukund Mody, the Founder of the Overseas Friends of BJP said, “The denial of visa was based on wild accusations and distortions by those who indulged in a smear campaign against the Indian leader.” He further stated that The State Department had violated a fundamental principle of the American justice “innocent until proven guilty.” “India has not produced the slave-drivers but Lord Buddha.” “India has not produced Hiroshama nuclear bombers but produced Mahatma Gandhi, declared Dr. Mody.

Dr. Sudhakar Reddy, the co-Chairman of the event said that Narendra Modi is a man with the capital “M.” He is a great visionary and a dynamic leader. He is a Nishkam Karamyogi. We adore him. He is not just a leader of Gujarat State; he is truly a national leader. If and when he comes to New York in person, I promise, we will give him a resounding reception befitting the stature of a head of state in which 20,000 people will participate.

Outside the Theater, about 30 Indian and Pakistani Moslems were shouting slogans against India and Mr. Modi.