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When she cant win election in Gujarat Fascist Sonia is launching Islamic hoards to terrorize the people

In pictures:Groups on rampage in wall city Amdavad against U.S. film


Ahmedabad, 4 October 2012

Groups of Muslims went on rampage in wall city Ahmedabad while protesting against some film made in America allegedly against Prophet Mohammad.

A number of groups of Muslims pelted stones, burnt police vehicles and torched effigies across the wall city area that are dominated by the community.

All shops and markets remained closed in such atmosphere, and people avoided to go to the areas across the bridge on eastern side of the city.

The story is better presented in pictures.

Updates:

-Hardliners gave a bandh call
-Moderate Jumma masjid(located in wall city) Imam opposed it and issued a statement against the bandh call.
-Hardliners gathered around Jumma masjid and attempted to go inside and attack it.
-Pro Imam groups protected the masjid and police took action against the crowds, after they didn’t hear the warning.
-The riot spread in wall city area.
-This was first Hardliners against Jumma masjid Imam clash and then hardliners vs police clash.
-Police arrested 90 persons including Zarina Khan who led the rally which was not permitted by police.
-As prt the complaint filed by P.U.Sisodia, Zarina Khan, Sardarkhan Pathan and Sadiq Gafarbhai had started rally from Sardar bag. The rally reached outside Pankor naka based Jumma masjid where police asked them to leave the place, but they refused to obey the order and pelted stones
-Crime branch constable Naushad Ali was injured in this attack, and Karanj police’s mobile, DCP zone-2 striking force mobile and Khadia police station mobile were damaged.
-22 are arrested in this cases.
-In another police complaint filed by Police Inspector K.G.Patel, a group of people locked women staff of women police station near Tran Darwaja and set the police station to fire. They also burnt the Khas bazar chowki. The also torched the vehicles parked outside the police post.
-A group of rioters also burnt a government vehicle of land inspector near Relief cinema.
-Police has filed complaint against Nasir hussain Ismail hussain Sheikh and others in this case.
-32 including Zarinakhan Pathan, Shabir hussain alias Bantuadia are arrested.
-Police sub inspector B.K.Asari has also filed a complaint and arrested 30 persons.
-Rioters burnt Crime Branch constable Hamidaben’s two wheeler.
-Crime branch constable Navedbhai was also injured.
-Two teen ager rioters who had to appear in exam today were handed over to their parents.

The long vicious arm of Antonia Maino finally caught up with Janamejayan’s weblog

Finally the back door induction of Emergency has emerged from the most despicable, looting and savage monster popularly known as Vishkanya aka Antonia Maino aka Sonia Gandi that is haunting India. She had decided to throw the gauntlet on the freedom of speech of Bharathiyas by banning several media that are out to expose her anti-national activities, her loot and plunder and her connivance with Islamic group to take us back to middle ages. Given below is the list of internet sites that she has decided to block.  One of them is this very blog, not in its entirely but a particular article critical of the Islamic invasion of Bharat that is taking place with the active connivance and collaboration of the Antonia Maino’s Congress Govt.

Blocked list

This article in question: Jihad in Assam: 2 parts – Sandeep with the url http://janamejayan.wordpress.com/2012/08/14/jihad-in-assam-2-parts-sandeep/ is now not visible in India but those outside India still can see and read.  For those who have not read it please visit http://tamilbrahmins.wordpress.com/2012/08/23/jihad-in-assam-2-parts-sandeep/ to read the same.

Delhi CM funded Ramdev inkman’s NGO: Subramanian Swamy

RANCHI: Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy has accused Delhi chief minister Shiela Dixit of funding the NGO named “Real Cause” operated by Kamran Siddique who splashed black ink on Baba Ramdev in Delhi on Saturday.

Swamy, a petitioner in 2G spectrum scam who was addressing a joint press conference with Ramdev at Constitution Club in Delhi on Saturday when the ink incident took place, was here on Sunday to release a book. He said Siddique ran an NGO that received a donation of Rs 25 lakh from Dixit.

“This has been proved beyond doubt that Siddique has links with the Congress and he tried to silence Yoga guru because he was speaking against corruption and black money,” the Janata Party leader said.

He announced to address a programme in Delhi along with Baba Ramdev on February 4 and ridiculed Congress’s Digvijay Singh for linking Siddique with the BJP-RSS. “A lay man can understand which party is being aggrieved by the campaign against black money and corruption and now Siddique’s whereabouts are in the open,” he said.

Swamy clarified that in course of initial investigation it had been found that Siddique was released from jail about a fortnight back. “If a person is released from jail by an executive order and then he enters a press conference venue to throw ink on a crusader against corruption, any lay man can link the dots to guess the brain behind,” he said.

Commenting on Digjijay Singh’s statement, Swamy said, “The man is either suffering from brain cancer or has lost his mental balance. He should visit Kanke for treatment otherwise he would continue to speak absurd things.”

Expressing support for movements spearheaded by Anna Hazare and Ramdev, the Janata Party president said while a group of people believe in strong Jan Lokpal bill, he affiliated himself to the club of people who believe in power of institutions and existing law. “I have used the existing laws to push Raja behind the bars and now awaiting a similar fate for Union home minister P Chidambaram,” he said.

Swamy stressed that Chidambaram was accused of similar charges under which dalit leader A Raja had been sent to jail. “We are waiting for the apex court’s decision pending on Chidambaram slated for January 21,” he said adding that Koda was also an escape goat like Raja who had been sent to jail for being a tribal.

Without taking names, Swamy said behind Raja and Koda, a mastermind was sitting as ” queen” in Delhi who must be brought to book under the existing laws and constitutional institutions.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ranchi/Delhi-CM-funded-Ramdev-inkmans-NGO-Subramanian-Swamy/articleshow/11502533.cms

‘Ink-attack’ on Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev cannot be tolerated, inspired by a section of Congress party: Dr. Swamy

Leaders rally behind Ramdev

SATURDAY, 14 JANUARY 2012 23:20 PIONEER NEWS SERVICE | NEW DELHI

The ‘ink-attack’ on yoga guru baba ramdev evoked a strong reaction from the political class and social activists. But then it also saw parties vying for linking the incident to their rivals.
Anti-corruption crusader anna hazare said the ink was actually thrown at the face of democracy while veteran bjp leader lk advani demanded suitable action against the culprit. Janata party chief subramanian swamy, who has been on the forefront of the spectrum war against the centre, said the incident cannot be tolerated, especially when it seems inspired by a section of the congress party.
“this is not an attempt to blacken the face of swami ramdev. This is an attempt to blacken democracy,” hazare said in a statement from his village. “someone’s unblemished life cannot be sullied due to the ink, which will be wiped off clean in two minutes. But those, whose life is stained with corruption, goondaism and loot… Those stains won’t be washed away,” he said.
In chennai, advani said, “we hope that the person who has done it is identified by the government and suitable action taken.” Leader of opposition in rajya sabha arun jaitley described ramdev as a spiritual and religious activist who had every right to campaign against black money. “criticism is acceptable, but such acts cannot be defended,” he said.
Holding congress responsible for the attack, madhya pradesh chief minister shivraj singh chouhan demanded congress president sonia gandhi’s apology for this “undemocratic act”. “by indulging in this act against ramdev, congress has not only applied ink on yoga guru’s face, but has blackened the party’s face. The congress chief should apologise to him for this unfortunate incident,” chouhan told reporters at indore.
For his part, rjd chief lalu prasad sought strict action against the culprit and rued that such instances aimed at gaining publicity were become too common. “authorities should tighten the screws on such elements and deal with them firmly,” prasad said.
Bjp spokesman rajiv pratap rudy said other than the increasing instances of such incidents, there was also a “lurking suspicion” that the attack on ramdev has been prompted by the crusade launched by him against black money and corruption.
“sometime ago, we have witnessed ramdev and his followers being lathicharged and forcefully evicted from ramlila grounds and police terror being unleashed on them allegedly at the behest of the central government,” rudy said.
He maintained that the bjp was ‘constrained’ to believe that the incident could be an outcome of the designs of the upa government, which is suspected of retaliating against those who are raising a banner of revolt against corruption and black money.
But while congress spokesman rashid alvi countered it had nothing to do with opposition to the government from some quarters, congress general secretary incharge of uttar pradesh digvijay singh alleged it was a “well-orchestrated conspiracy” by rss. He claimed kamran sidique, who was behind the attack, was “anti-congress” and has links with bjp.

http://dailypioneer.com/nation/35231-leaders-rally-behind-ramdev.html

Swamy granted anticipatory bail by Delhi HC. It is time for PC and Sonia G to quit office.

Swamy gets interim protection from Delhi High Court

PTI

File photo of Janta Party president Subramanian Swamy. Dr. Swamy has sought anticipatory bail in the case filed against him in October last year. File Photo:R.V.Moorthy

The Hindu File photo of Janta Party president Subramanian Swamy. Dr. Swamy has sought anticipatory bail in the case filed against him in October last year. File Photo:R.V.Moorthy
Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy was on Friday granted interim protection till January 30 by the Delhi High Court against his possible arrest for writing an allegedly “inflammatory” article.
Justice M.L. Mehta granted interim protection to Dr. Swamy on an undertaking by him that he would not write such articles in the future and issued notice to the Delhi Police for its response on Dr. Swamy’s anticipatory bail plea.
While hearing Dr. Swamy’s plea, Justice Mehta observed, “We are a secular country and we should respect the system which we have.”
The court said, “It is not a European country like Britain. We have a diversity and we should be proud of it.
“If you (Swamy) give an undertaking that you will not write anything based on the book, I’ll grant you the relief,” the judge said.
The court’s observation came after Dr. Swamy’s counsel, senior advocate K.T.S. Tulsi, argued that as he (Swamy) has exposed 2G scam against the government, this case has been lodged to harass him.
The counsel also said that Dr. Swamy had written the article based on a book, which he had written six years ago, but no untoward incident had happened after that and suddenly the police registered a case against him soon after he exposed the 2G scam.
Dr. Swamy had moved the high court on Thursday seeking anticipatory bail in the case filed against him in October last year by the Crime Branch of Delhi Police for writing an article in a newspaper in July last year which, it said, tended to spread communal enmity.
Dr. Swamy, however, has denied all charges levelled by Delhi Police in the FIR. The matter will now come up on January 30.

Thanks for your report on the gross injustice done by Harvard to Dr. Swamy.

From: Dr. Jagan Kaul

Dear Ms. Mary Carmichael,
Greetings:
I would like to thank you for reporting on the gross injustice that Harvard University has inflicted upon Dr. Subramanian Swamy a world renowned economist. Upon knowing what had happened at Harvard I also wrote a letter to the President of the university which is being forwarded to you hereunder. Please take a moment to go through it. In response to this letter I have neither heard from Dr. Faust nor from Dr. Smith the Dean.
I am also forwarding for your background an item dated Jan. 1, 2012 on the ground realities existing in Kashmir carried by India Today. After reading the two items hopefully you may get some idea as to what we are fighting against. The Saudis, Pakistanis, fundamentalist Wahabis, Taliban, Al Qaeda, Jihadis and Mujahideen all are having a field day in Kashmir where all non-Muslim minorities have been literally wiped out. In true American tradition Dr. Swamy dared to raise his voice against the ongoing genocide in that region yet the most prestigious university of our country joining hands with these anti-peace, anti-democracy and anti-America terrorists has tried to silence him. We consider it to be an act of support for those who are engaged in committing unforgiveable hate crimes.
Boston occupies a special place in American revolution and in spreading freedom and liberty. We expect the people of Boston, education institutions and above all the media of Boston to play their historic role in defense of the homeless and exiled non-Muslim minorities of Kashmir who have been living like refugees for the last two decades. And an invitation to Dr. Swamy to teach and restoration of his courses at Harvard will be but a small step forward in that direction. In case you decide to take up the issue and need more information please contact me at 541-957-8414.
Thank you very much for reporting about the case and looking forward to hearing from you.
Happy New year and best wishes
Dr. Jagan Kaul

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Dr. Drew Faust, President, Harvard University

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Cambridge, MA 02138                                                    Dec. 9, 2011

 

Dear Dr. Faust,

 

          Sub: A Hero, Victim of Harvard Bigotry.

            When I checked my mail last night and found that Harvard University, one of the leading Ivy League educational institutions in the world, had decided to drop economic courses taught by Dr. Subramanian Swamy, a world renowned economist, I was simply stunned. How could one of the top educational institutions in our country go so wrong is beyond me? In view of the fact that only a few months back the University had upheld the right of freedom of expression of Dr. Swamy and rejected the pleas of his biased and distortionist opponents, the reversal of the initial decision raises many troubling questions.

 

          We firmly believe that the initial decision by the University was right, pragmatic, based on justifiable facts. Its reversal on the grounds of hatefulness, communalism, narrow mindedness, anti-Indianism and anti-Hinduism demonstrated by some of the faulty zealots is simply reprehensible. These fellow travelers have seriously ruptured the credibility of a prestigious educational institution and tarnished its good name. Please note that a billion plus Indians worldwide particularly Hindus have noted this “backward and regressive step” by the University with utter disappointment and disdain. To say the least it has irreparably damaged the good reputation of your institution.

 

          In paragraph 2 of his original article under reference Dr. Swamy has clearly stated that “Islamic terrorism is India’s number one national security problem….and already the successor to Osama bin Laden as the al-Qaeda leader has declared that India is the priority target for that terrorist organization and not the USA” (see attachment A). It should be obvious that Dr. Swamy’s imaginary hatred of Muslims is not the issue. But Muslims must face the reality of their civilizational war against Hindus and their aim of creating a Caliphate in Asia with India as its major constituent that is at the root of the conflict. Towards the concluding portion of his analysis Dr. Swamy has summarized the goals of the Islamic terrorism in India. He believes that their number 1 goal is to overawe India on Kashmir. To combat this goal of terrorists Dr. Swamy proposed removal of article 370 of India’s national constitution and creating Panun Kashmir for the exiled Hindu Pandit community and look for an opportunity to liberate the portion of Kashmir which was illegally occupied by Pakistan. And if Pakistan continues to back terrorists, India should assist the Balauchis and Sindhis to get their independence.

 

          Clearly the central issue raised by Dr. Swamy in his so called objectionable analysis (which became the reason for cancellation of his courses) is the “abrogation of section 370 of the Indian Constitution so the national constitution and the body of laws built under it became applicable to Jammu & Kashmir State like other states and union territories of India. That would considerably improve the law and order situation and afford protection to disenfranchised ethnic minorities. Needless to say that section 370 (which was supposed to be a temporary section) gives special status to this state and therefore, the Indian Constitution and the laws framed there under are not applicable in it. Dr. Faust, abusing the current communally shaped state authority the 20% Sunni Muslims of the Kashmir valley, mostly followers of Wahabi Islam and Osama Bin Laden, who enjoy a monopoly of political, economic, legislative and administrative power, have turned this state in to a virtual “Talibanistan” and have imposed “Sharia” as the law of the state. Thousands upon thousands of non-Muslims have been killed in Muslim induced ethnic cleansing, genocide, massacres, kidnappings and forcible occupation of their movable and immovable properties. More than 75,000 Kashmiris have lost their lives in this civilizational crusade unleashed by radical Islam. In their quest for wholesale Islamization of the state, more than a million non-Muslims have been driven out of the state courtesy of Wahabi crusaders and their supporters in the establishment.  These oustees have become homeless refugees in various parts of India and the globe. Dr. Faust, I am myself a Kashmiri American and the lives of seven members of my family were prematurely cut short during the avalanche of the Islamic terrorism. It was Dr. Swamy who raised his voice against this human tragedy but alas the policy makers at Harvard failed to see it.

          You must know that Kashmir is progressively assuming the status of another Kabul, Kandahar, Peshawar and Islamabad as a center of Islamic Jihad. Recognizing the fast deteriorating conditions on the ground the Obama Administration has also warned the Indian authorities about the spread and linkage of Indian Taliban with Pakistani Muslim terrorist outfits. In the US itself a Pakistani agent, G.N.Fai, of Kashmiri origin who has admitted to having accepted instructions and millions of dollars from the Pakistani spy agency, ISI, for influencing the US policy towards Kashmir and Pakistan, was recently arrested in Virginia. All these indicators reveal that unless speedy and preventive measures are taken Kashmir may be developing in to yet another radical Islamist volcano ready to explode.

 

          By demanding the abrogation of section 370 of the Indian Constitution Dr. Subramanian Swamy has been trying to reverse the dangerous advance of Wahabi Islam in the Indian sub-Continent and in the process saving the US from having to deal with one more nasty, bloody and complex development in the world. It will be foolhardy on any body’s part to ignore the fact that India, despite being known as a Hindu country, has the second largest Muslim population in the world and the Indian Republic borders Pakistan, the epicenter of Islamic terrorism with multi-continental reach. How unfortunate and regrettable it is that Dr. Swamy is being banished because he showed the wisdom, fortitude and guts for doing the right thing by fighting the Jihadis before it was too late. The UN, US, UK, NATO and the rest of civilized world are following similar policies towards the Jihadis and the radical Islam. But Harvard seems to be adopting a negative policy for extracting a price from Dr. Swamy for following their lead.  We must not ignore the fact that it was these Johnnies ( Pakis and Arab Sunnis ) who plotted and executed the first ever attack on mainland USA on 9/11 killing more than 3,000 innocent Americans.

  

          Dr. Faust, I hope you understand the basis of our anger, frustration and disappointment against Harvard University’s decision to exclude Dr. Swami’s courses from your summer offerings. In our opinion the latest decision of Harvard has provided the greatest boost, encouragement and authentication to the forces of Islamic Jihad every where particularly in the most volatile Indian sub-continent. By this thoughtless action, your decision makers have not only violated the University’s covenant of free speech and academic freedom, the University has clearly appeared to have taken the side of the soldiers of the civilizational conquest who have taken everything from us and are now threatening the very integrity and sovereignty of India – the largest democracy of the world.

 

          Honoring the sacrifices of a million non-Muslim humans who were driven in to exile from Kashmir by the followers of Osama Bin Laden and Wahabi Islam and more than 75,000 Kashmiris whose lives were consumed by the Islamic terrorism, we request you to kindly re-examine the matter dispassionately and reinstate the summer courses taught by Dr. Swamy. How shameful and unfortunate it would be if the promoters of Wahabi Islam, radical Jihad, the Bin Laden doctrine and the decision makers of the world famous Harvard University stood side by side as comrades-in-arms against the free and democratic world. That is exactly what your University’s decision about cancelling the courses taught by Dr. Swamy conveys. Let better sense prevail and let the decision making process of your University not be allowed to be hijacked by some radical individuals acting under foreign influences.

 

          I would appreciate if you kindly inform me of the actions taken in this regard and inform me of your decision. I can be reached at drjagankaul@rosenet.net and/or via phone at 541-957-8414.

 

          Sincerely yours

 

          Dr. Jagan Kaul, (Rtd) Prof Int’l Law; Chairman Diversity-USA

 


 

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Saudi charities pump in huge funds through hawala channels to radicalise the Valley

Asit Jolly  | December 23, 2011 | 22:,mitta38
Kashmiri men offer Friday prayers at the Ahl-e-hadith mosque in Gawkadal, Srinagar.

The famed Sufi tradition and spirit of Kashmiriyat in the Valley, already ravaged by decades of insurgency, faces a new challenge. Wahhabism, an austere, puritanical interpretation of Islam promoted by Saudi Arabia, is making deep inroads into Kashmir due to the efforts of the Jamiat Ahl-e-Hadith, which calls itself a religious and welfare organisation.

Swelling congregations flock to about 700 mosques that the organisation, which registered itself way back in 1958, has built across the Valley. Practically every village along the picturesque, poplar-lined, 60-km stretch northwest of Srinagar towards Gulmarg has one or more Ahl-e-Hadith-funded mosques. The new mosques and their attendant madrassas make for a contrasting picture with the hundreds of dilapidated mosques built over centuries in the age-old Sufi tradition. Unlike worshippers at the older Sufi shrines, Ahl-e-Hadith mosques are overtly more conservative: women wear burqas or at least a headscarf, while the men sport beards and don skull caps; their traditional salwars end just above the ankle in accordance with Wahhabi tenets.

“Young Kashmiris are restive and disillusioned. To them, Ahl-e-Hadith is a new, more committed and determined option.”
Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami, CPI(M) legislator

Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Police and Central intelligence officers say Ahl-e-Hadith’s funding comes primarily from Saudi Arabia. Based on US intelligence, they believe that the House of Saud, rulers of Saudi Arabia, had in 2005 approved a $35-billion (Rs 1,75,000 crore) plan to build mosques and madrassas in South Asia. “Wahhabi groups across Jammu and Kashmir were beneficiaries of this largesse,” says a senior police officer.

Scarf-clad students at the Salafia Muslim Institute in Srinagar.

Intelligence sources say Saudi charities and private donors route zakat (charity) money to J&K through illegal hawala channels. It increases during the Eid season. Whenever mosque managements are questioned about it, their explanation is that it is donation or goat-skin money. All organisations registered under the Foreign Contributions Regulation Act (FCRA), 1976, have to submit their annual balance sheets to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). “Not one organisation registered under the FCRA in J&K accounted for money coming in from Saudi Arabia,” says a senior MHA official. However, there is no way to keep track of funds received by organisations that are not registered with MHA. Most of the organisations, which have contributed to the growth of Wahhabi and Ahl-e-Hadith movements in Kashmir, are not registered.

Sources in the Intelligence Bureau admit that they are aware of the large-scale illegal funding, but add that they cannot do much due to the sensitive internal situation. “We have taken up the issue several times with the state police but nobody wants to get into it. It suits them to ignore it,” claim sources.

Paramedics at a diagnostic centre run by the Jamiatahl-e-Hadith in Barbarshah, Srinagar.

Admitting massive cash inflows to the Valley, a senior state police officer says that the bulk of the illegal funds meant for Wahhabi groups and other hardline factions are physically transferred across the Line of Control and and at the trading station in Uri in the form of hard currency-both real and fake Indian currency notes-taking advantage of the barter trade being permitted between J&K and Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir. “Checks by customs officers are at best cursory. There are no X-ray machines and other standard international border control equipment. The army merely observes the goings-on,” he says. The officer adds that it is impossible to quantify the smuggled funds and that no agency-Central or state-has made any effort to do so.

What concerns police and intelligence officials more is the possibility of Lashkar-e-Toiba and Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen militants relying on Ahl-e-Hadith members to provide them hideouts. “Indoctrinated Wahhabis are the least likely to turn in Islamist militants to the police,” says a senior intelligence official.

“A knee-jerk response could be dangerous. The organisation is doing a lot of good work and has a considerable following.”
Mehbooba Mufti, People’s Democratic Party chief

Scarcely visible a decade and a half ago, Ahl-e-Hadith now claims over 15 lakh members, over 16 per cent of Jammu and Kashmir’s Muslims. Besides the 700 mosques and madrassas it built, Ahl-e-Hadith is believed to have funded 150 schools, several colleges, orphanages, clinics and medical diagnostic centres. It has also proposed a Rs 200-crore Islamic university, Transworld Muslim University (TWMU), in Hyderpora, Srinagar, affiliated to leading Saudi institutions. The proposal was referred to a select committee after state Congress chief Saifuddin Soz opposed it in the Legislative Council on October 9, 2010.

TWMU is planned as a multi-disciplinary institution with a stated mission to “facilitate a new generation of leaders in medicine, science, technology and religion based on the Shariahâ”. Ahl-e-Hadith is already engaged in setting up key faculties within its existing institutions across Srinagar. Accepting responsibility for halting the proposal, Soz was reticent about his reasons for refusing permission, since the proposal was cleared in February 2008 by then Congress Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad. Official sources claimed it was blocked, following intervention by J&K Governor N.N. Vohra on the advice of security agencies. Both the ruling National Conference and the Opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) had supported the bill. PDP head Mehbooba Mufti cautions that any decision to scuttle the university must be preceded by a thorough investigation into Ahl-e-Hadith’s sources of finance. “A knee-jerk response could be dangerous. After all, the organisation is doing a lot of good work and has a considerable following,” she says.

PURISTS ON THE PROWL

Wahhabi codes run counter to the age-old Sufi tradition.

  • Wahhabis forbid invoking names of prophets or ‘pirs’; Shrines are viewed as ‘deviant’ and forbidden.
  • Stringent dress codes are prescribed for both men and women. Men must grow beards, wear a prayer cap and keep trousers just above their ankels; women must observe purdah.
  • Music and dance, even loud laughter and demonstrative weeping at funerals, is actively discouraged.
  • Alcohol, tobacco and other stimulants are prohibited.
  • Women are dissuaded from working except where their families are in financial distress.
  • Gender segregation is actively enforced. Men and women are discouraged from socialising in public forums.

The organisation’s rapid proliferation and increasing popularity among youth is making Kashmir’s predominantly Sufi-Hanafi community anxious. “Opportunities for better education and secure future draw young Kashmiris for whom Ahl-e-Hadith represents a new, untested alternative,” says CPI(M) legislator Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami. The conservative Jamaat-e-Islami, too, is nervous at the prospect of ceding political ground. Ahl-e-Hadith’s feisty General Secretary Abdul Rehman Bhat, 65, insists, “Delhi is unwittingly playing into the hands of separatists like Syed Ali Shah Geelani, who are opposed to our university.” Hurriyat leaders Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq belatedly voiced support for the university in a joint statement in November. Non-committal on the Wahhabi proliferation, Geelani says the greatest threat to Kashmiriyat is from “the occupation forces deployed by India”. But Tarigami says Ahl-e-Hadith is contrary to the Jamaat’s ideological framework: “The Jamaat- e-Islami leadership perceives a dilution in their own brand value.”

The Jammu and Kashmir Peace Foundation (JKPF), a Hanafi organisation devoted to reviving historic Sufi shrines, believes that a sinister process of “fundamentalist indoctrination” is under way in Wahhabi madrassas and schools. Based on a district-wise count, JKPF’s Chairman Fayaz Ahmad Bhatt, 40, says nearly 7,000 mosques, including 911 in Srinagar, preach the orthodox Wahhabi brand of Islam. Kashmir’s non-Muslim minority, too, views the Wahhabi ingress as a “conspiracy to Talibanise Kashmir”. “The Taliban had also sprung from Pakistani madrassas funded by the Wahhabis,” says former Kashmir University professor Kashi Nath Pandita.

Ahl-e-Hadith leaders vigorously deny all links to Islamist extremist groups. “We are more liberal than those that criticise us,” says Bhat. He points out that former Ahl-e-Hadith president Maulana Showkat Ahmad Shah was assassinated by Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen militants outside a mosque in Srinagar’s Maisuma locality on April 8 because he opposed extremism.

Bhat talks about the Ahl-e-Hadith-run English coaching institute for adolescent girls just above his Barbarshah, Srinagar, office and the diagnostic facility and pharmacy on the floor below that offers services at concessional rates. “No one is turned away, not even CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) jawans,: he says. He also points to the Salafia Muslim Institute, the co-educational school with 800 children on Srinagar’s airport road in Parraypora. “We get strict about scarves for girls only after Class VI,” says Principal Mufti Altaf. Students are segregated by gender after Class II.

Ahl-e-Hadith has two registered charities that are eligible to receive foreign funding under FCRA. But the organisation denies receiving any Saudi money after 1996. Bhat, however, admits there are grants and scholarships for students to go for studies in Jeddah. He claims that the money spent on building new mosques and schools is raised via zakat. The total annual collection from all 700 mosques Ahl-e-Hadith claims to run across the state is around Rs 2.5 crore. Even if one were to accept Bhat’s claim that it costs them only Rs 10 lakh to build a new mosque, the organisation would have ended up spending much more in building the 350 new mosques it has since 2004 than what it gathered through zakat.

Mehbooba is not overly worried about the Wahhabis because she believes Kashmiris would never surrender their inherent freedom so easily. “Sufism is not merely a religious belief but a way of life. Women here did not take to the burqa even when militancy was at its peak,” she says. Her confidence is cold comfort, given the rapid growth of the Ahl-e-Hadith’s influence.

– With Bhavna Vij-Aurora

Indian Media remains the shameless bootlicker of Sonia and traitorous supporter of Islamic Terrorism

While the international media pays more attention to Harvard’s stupid decision to cancel Dr. Swamy’s classes, indian paid media maintains a stunning silence.  This is the Gandhian ahimsavaadham!

In academia, Islam remains a risky third rail

By Omar Sacirbey| Religion News Service, Updated: Thursday, January 5, 3:11 PM

A recent spate of campus controversies involving professors who made provocative statements about Muslims shows one of two things: a decreasing tolerance for inflammatory speech, or how easy it is for academics to get into trouble.

Or, perhaps, a little bit of both.

The incidents have forced university leaders into the uncomfortable role of deciding the line between protecting free speech and confronting bigotry. Caught in the middle are professors who say their hostility or sympathy toward Islam often results in intimidation or silence.

Last month, Harvard faculty canceled two summer courses taught by Subramanian Swamy, an Indian political leader, over his newspaper column last July that advocated demolishing some 300 Indian mosques, requiring Indian Muslims to prove Hindu ancestry to be allowed to vote, and prohibiting conversions from Hinduism.

The article sparked student protests, and while a Harvard spokeswoman called his remarks “distressing,” the school took no formal action.

But when Harvard professors met on Dec. 6 to approve the 2012 summer course catalogue, comparative religions professor Diana Eck moved to strike Swamy’s classes. Faculty approved the proposal, effectively putting Swamy out of his summer job.

Swamy, who in interviews denied his comments were hateful, has supporters, including free speech advocates who argue that no matter how repugnant his views may be, he’s entitled to them, especially at a university where free speech is essential.

Eck insists she wasn’t disputing Swamy’s right to free speech, but rather whether Harvard should employ a teacher who advocates violence and bigotry.

“I don’t think it is appropriate for an employee of the university, charged with teaching our students, to openly advocate the suspension of the human rights of millions of Indian citizens,” said Eck, who is an India scholar and director of Harvard’s Pluralism Project.

Mujeeb Khan, a doctoral candidate at the University of California, Berkeley who has written about anti-Muslim hate speech in academia, agreed. “You have a right to say bigoted things, but you don’t have a right to expect people to employ you,” Khan said.

The Washington-based American Association of University Professors argues in its statement on freedom of expression that no idea or statement can be deemed so hateful as to warrant banning.

“An institution of higher learning fails to fulfill its mission if it asserts the power to proscribe ideas — and racial or ethnic slurs, sexist epithets, or homophobic insults almost always express ideas, however repugnant,” the 1994 statement says.

AAUP is against university administrators punishing professors, but does condone professors taking action against peers, as the Harvard faculty did with Swamy.

The Harvard controversy follows a similar one in November at Tarrant County College in Fort Worth, Texas, where adjunct professor Paul Derengowski was forced to resign from his world religions class because his Christian Apologetics Project website lists Islam as a cult; two Muslim students complained that he was biased against Islam.

Also in November, students at Purdue University-Calumet in Hammond, Ind., launched protests demanding that the school fire political science professor Maurice Eisenstein, who was accused of writing hateful comments about Muslims on his Facebook page.

Critics, like Campus Watch in Philadelphia, which monitors university curriculums, assert that academia has a liberal bias that is both pro-Muslim and anti-Christian and anti-Jewish.

“The Middle East studies professorate is almost monolithically leftist due to a systematic exclusion of those with conservative or even moderately liberal views,” the group says on its website.

In a post-9/11 era, few inflammatory comments go unnoticed. New York University students protested after professor Tunku Varadarajan, writing in Forbes magazine after the 2009 Fort Hood massacre, asked whether “going Muslim” is the new version of “going postal.”

To be sure, other topics that have landed professors in hot water. Marc Ellis is fighting his dismissal as director of Baylor University’s Center for Jewish Studies. He claims his dismissal was orchestrated by Baylor President Kenneth Starr — the former independent counsel who investigated Bill Clinton — because Starr didn’t like his criticisms of Israel.

But some say the problem of anti-Muslim bias has been particularly pronounced at Harvard. In 2010, Harvard established a $650,000 research fund named for Martin Peretz, the longtime editor of The New Republic, even after he wrote in a blog that “Muslim life is cheap.”

At the time, the university said “it is central to the mission of a university to protect and affirm free speech, including the rights of Dr. Peretz, as well as those who disagree with him, to express their views.”

Khan didn’t think Peretz’s comments were inflammatory enough to merit punishment, but he didn’t think they deserved accolades either.

“There is a problem at Harvard,” Khan said. “Harvard has been too indulgent of this kind of anti-Muslim bigotry and hate speech, which I don’t think they would have tolerated had it been directed at any other group.”

Akbar Ahmed, an Islamic studies professor at American University, and Lawrence Rosen, an anthropologist at Princeton, argued last year that universities have an “obligation to counter anti-Muslim sentiment.”

“Not since the great era of civil-rights awareness in the 1960s,” they wrote in The Chronicle of Higher Education, “has there been such a compelling need for involvement by the academic community on behalf of a minority population.”

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