Archive for October, 2013

SUPREME COURT PROPOSES NEGATIVE VOTE

October 6, 2013
No

India became independent in 1947. For the nation, achievement of independence from British rule was a landmark event. But for millions, that this epochal happening was accompanied by the trauma of partition denuded it of all the joy such an event would have ordinarily brought.   Personally, I spent the first twenty years of my life in Karachi, the capital of Sindh. After the creation of Pakistan, Karachi became the capital of the new state and remained as such until a new capital near Rawalpindi, named Islamabad, was constructed.   In 1942 when I had just passed out of High School, I became a swayamsewak of the RSS, and that became the biggest turning point in my life. It has influenced my thinking and conduct all through my life. In 1947, I was a pracharak (whole timer) of the RSS.  After partition, most RSS pracharaks in Sindh were assigned responsibilities … Continue reading SUPREME COURT PROPOSES NEGATIVE VOTE

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सर्वोच्च न्यायालय द्वारा प्रस्तावित नकारात्मक वोट

October 6, 2013
No

भारत 1947 में स्वतंत्र हुआ। राष्ट्र के लिए ब्रिटिश शासन से स्वतंत्रता पाना एक युगान्तरकारी घटना थी। परन्तु लाखों लोगों के लिए यह ऐतिहासिक घटनाक्रम विभाजन की विभीषिका लेकर आया जिसने इससे उत्पन्न होने वाले आनन्द को नीरस बना दिया।   व्यक्तिगत् रुप से, अपने जीवन के पहले बीस वर्ष मैंने सिंध की राजधानी कराची में बिताए। पाकिस्तान बनने के बाद कराची तब तक नए देश की राजधानी रहा जब तक रावलपिण्डी के पास इस्लामाबाद बनकर तैयार नहीं हुआ।   सन् 1942 में मैंने हाई स्कूल की परीक्षा पास की थी और तभी मैं राष्ट्रीय स्वयंसेवक संघ का स्वयंसेवक बना तथा यह मेरे जीवन का सर्वाधिक महत्वपूर्ण नया मोड़ मोड़ था। इसने पूरे जीवन भर मेरी सोच और व्यवहार को प्रभावित किया। मैं राष्ट्रीय स्वयंसेवक संघ का प्रचारक था। विभाजन के बाद, सिंध के अधिकांश संघ प्रचारकों को राजस्थान में जिम्मेवारियां दी गई। अत: 1947 से 1957 तक, मैं राजस्थान … Continue reading सर्वोच्च न्यायालय द्वारा प्रस्तावित नकारात्मक वोट

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IT’S PRANAB DA, NOT RAHUL, WHO SAVED THE SITUATION

October 4, 2013
No

With the Cabinet deciding on Wednesday to withdraw the Ordinance as well as the Bill pending before Parliament in respect of convicted MPs and MLAs yet another ugly chapter in the unflattering history of the UPA Government has ended.    That most of the media reports on this development have described it as a victory for Rahul Gandhi is a comment on how superficial the media generally has become these days.     In fact, when just before departing from the U.S. after his meetings with President Obama and Pak P.M. Nawaz Sharif, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh observed that he would discuss with his Cabinet after his return what the party’s Vice President has said about the Ordinance, I commented to a friend that all that Rahul Gandhi had said about the Ordinance in his three-and-a-half minute speech was that the Ordinance was “complete nonsense” and deserved to be … Continue reading IT’S PRANAB DA, NOT RAHUL, WHO SAVED THE SITUATION

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