Saturday, January 2, 2010

Covert Genocide Of Hindus In Bangladesh

Covert Genocide Of Hindus In Bangladesh

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.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Memorandum to Hon. P. Chidambaram, Home Minister of India re: New Visa Restrictions on Pakistan-born Indian Americans

Sub: Indian American passport holders born in Pakistan should be excluded from new visa rules.

A delegation led by Narain Kataria, President, Indian American Intellectuals Forum, VP Arish Sahani, Ramesh Gathodia, Mohinder Singh Gulati and Nand Lal Ramsinghani called on Dr. A.M. Gondane, Dy. Consul General and submitted the enclosed Memorandum addressed to Hon. P. Chidambaram, Home Minister of India. The delegation requested Dr. Gondane to make sure that new visa rules are not applied to Pakistan-born Indian Americans.

Dr. Gondane gave a patient hearing to the delegation and assured the delegation that necessary action as deemed fit will be taken in the matter.

Narain Kataria


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Memorandum to Hon. P. Chidambaram, Home Minister of India

c/o Consul General of India December 14, 2009
3 E. 64th Street
New York, NY 10021

Sub: Indian American passport holders born in Pakistan
should be excluded from new visa rules.

Hon. P. Chidambaram: Saadar Namaskar

In view of the busting of Lashkar-e-Taiba’s plot in which the Pakistan based terrorist group was planning to use Pakistan-born US national David Coleman (Dawood Geelani) to launch terrorist attacks in India, Government of India has directed all the missions that all applications for Indian visas from Pakistan-born US national be cleared by New Delhi.

This is a very judicious move and will go a long way in checkmating the diabolical and pernicious designs of the radical Islamic terrorists based in Pakistan, and strengthening safety and security of Indian nationals. However, there is a flaw in this decision. This decision treats Pakistan-born Pakistani-Americans and Pakistan-born Indian-Americans on equal footing. We feel that this decision will adversely affect thousands of Indian American passport holders born in Pakistan.

If hurriedly implemented, this decision could create a lot of problems for Pakistan-born Indian Americans who frequently travel to India on business and pleasure trips. In addition to that Pakistan-born Indian Americans could feel punished for no fault of their own. This anomaly has to be addressed at an early date

Hence, we request you to kindly reconsider your decision and exempt Indian American passport holders born in Pakistan from the purview of this directive.

Very truly yours,

Narain Kataria

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On behalf of the Indian American Intellectuals Forum (IAIF), I, the undersigned hereby convey my heartiest congratulations to Shree Nitin Gadkari on his elevation to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president.

Nitin Gadkari is immensely qualified to hold the post of the President of the BJP because he is a visionary of sweeping ideas and innovative approach, a performer par excellence, an able administrator who believes in attaining results. He is an iconic leader who will be a great inspiration for the party workers.

Unlike the Congress Party which derives its sustenance and legitimacy from the Gandhi Family (Jawahar Lal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi), the BJP derives its inspiration from its democratic structure, Indian philosophical traditions and culture. In the Congress Party, only pliable sycophants and subservient people can expect positions of power and pelf. But in the BJP anyone believing in the time honored Bharatiya ethos and values and with truly nationalistic spirit can attain the highest post in the party.

That an ordinary person like Nitin Gadkari should be promoted to the exalted position of BJP president is a great tribute to the democratic setup of the party.

A huge responsibility has been given to this relatively young man to steer the ship of BJP and India clear of sharks and shoals in the 21st Century.

At the moment, the BJP is in disarray. Nitin Gadkari has to prove that the BJP is the party with a difference, a party which will be a unifying nationalistic force. Further, that the BJP is a party of committed, disciplined and patriotic volunteers who are ready to sacrifice their lives at the altar of the nation. He has millions of volunteers at his command. He has to give them right directions to get the job done.

Here are some of the suggestions and guidelines for the new president:

· Indian media, especially English, is anti BJP and anti Hindu. BJP should come out with a concrete plan to establish a TV channel on par with American Fox News, NDTV or CNN/IBN to represent mainstream and traditional India.

· The BJP should also think of having at least one quality national newspaper to convey its message and with the same ethos as above – be the voice of mainstream and traditional India.

· BJP should become vastly more internet savvy and have websites with one million people in A class cities, half a million in B class cities and a quarter million in C class cities to propagate its message.
· Indian leaders like Americans do not openly talk about Islamic terrorism. In order to avoid a repetition of 26/11, BJP leaders should articulate this problem on TV and the internet and educate Indian citizens about the menace of terrorism and give them guidelines as to what they should do during terrorist attacks.

· India is a Hindu nation. 83% of the population of India is Hindu. Hindus are the backbone of BJP and India. India is a secular nation because it is a majority Hindu nation. BJP should widely publicize that the Hindu core vision is truly secular, democratic, syncretistic and inclusive.

· BJP should work to have Article 370 of the Constitution of India deleted – this is the major cause of Islamic separatism in Kashmir.

· The BJP should work to get a Uniform Civil Code implemented for all Indian citizens with a view to unify all of them.

· Millions of Indian citizens are still living below poverty level; the BJP should and come out with a detailed program to alleviate this problem within 3 months of Shree Gadkari assuming charge.

· The Maoists have become a widespread terrorist threat – they have converted the Hindu nation of Nepal into a Communist regime. BJP should eliminate them with an iron hand from India.

· When the BJP comes to power, the state of Jammu and Kashmir should be converted into 3 administrative regions: (i) Jammu, (ii) Ladakh, and (iii) Valley. Patriotic Indian settlements comprised of retired army personnel and Hindus should be encouraged, in and around the Valley, on the pattern of Israeli settlements in the West Bank. In this connection, it should be noted that through Islamic genocide aided and abetted by Pakistan more than 90% of the Hindus have been forcibly displaced from the Kashmir valley.

· Military training should be made compulsory for all the students.

· Most of the Hindu leaders when they come on national media do not speak with confidence – they have a very poor media presence. This gives a wrong impression to the viewers that either they do not know anything or they are not sure about themselves. This is a very serious drawback. The BJP should immediately train its spokespersons to be broadcast media savvy.

Narain Kataria