In 2008 on 26 November a terror strike took place on Mumbai.10 members of Lashkar-e-Taiba, an Islamist terrorists aka Jihadi organisation from Pakistan, carried out 12 coordinated shooting and bombing attacks lasting four days across Mumbai.
The attacks, started on Wednesday 26 November and lasted until Saturday 29 November 2008. A total of 175 people died, including nine attackers, and more than 300 were wounded.
I have written about it before including the disclosures made by RVS Mani in his book “The Myth of Hindu Terror”. He has written another fictional account of events of that day in his another book titled “Deception”. I will try to read it too.
Rakesh Marya was in Mumbai police and acted as incharge of Anti Terror Squad in 2011 and rose to become police commissioner of Mumbai in 2014. After retirement he has written a book titled “Let Me Say It Now”. He has made disclosure that police was not trained as per rules in 2008 as ammunition rounds were not made available for training for years. Yet Tukaram Omble the Asstt. Police Inspector braved a spray of bullets and caught Azmal Kasab read handed.
In 2008 and upto few years back, it was accepted as a terrorist attack with further tagline “Terror has no religion”.
However the Pakistan’s Cabinet Ministers like Fawad Choudhary and Sheikh Rasheed have clarified on camera and in Parliament that it is a Jihad which is the right of every Muslim. So it was Jihad. We know it but some politicians still do not agree. That is an interesting position and raises more questions.
Laws are a complicated matter. Had it been simple, there would have been no need of lawyers. As regards politicians, they have always used laws to demonstrate action when in reality it does nothing more than a little activity on paper.
Recently Prime Minister announced “repeal of three farm laws.” Here is the problem:
Let me give an example of politicians exploiting laws to mislead people. India celebrates independence day on 15 August and believe that it gained independence in the year 1947. Was that correct?
British passed a law called India Independence Act, 1947 by which it created two dominions called India and Pakistan with King of England as head of there dominion. Jawahar Lal Nehru too an oath of allegiance to King George of England and served him till 1952 when India declared itself a republic. It is a common knowledge. So common that it is available on Wikipedia too. Yet every person I know, does not know it.
Back to the question. Will repeal means end of reforms on Farm Law?
It depends on the language of repeal. Generally repeal of an Amending Act merely removes dead wood (of old laws). So we have to wait and watch. May be Modi pulled a Nehru on agitators. After all if they could not tell as to what is wrong with reforms, how are they going to tell what is wrong with repeal. They will be referred to dictionary and asked ‘what is wrong with it? ‘
Greeting for Deepawali 2021:
It is indeed an achievement to greet everyone on Deepawali this year after surviving Corona Pandemic. Corona is the Devil of virus whose after affects lasts for months together. May be some problems will last forever. There is a saying in Sanskrit:
।।ॐ असतो मा सद्गमय। तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय। मृत्योर्मामृतं गमय।।
(असत्य से सत्य की ओर ले चलो। अंधकार से प्रकाश की ओर ले चलो। मृत्यु से अमरता की ओर ले चलो।)
Lead (us) from untruth to truth. Lead us from darkness to light. Lead us from death to immortality.
So what is the truth? Even bigger question is: Is there any truth at all? Everything we know is subject to correction and improvement. Human knowledge has been rewritten so many times that we have lost count.
But there is another problem: who is seeking the truth? The seeker is the vessel in which contents of truth have to arrive. We must know the color of the vessel to know true colors of truth. So the even more important question is who is the seeker? Or Who is me? Or Who is the self which is seeking the truth?
Knowledge of self is a deep enquiry which must be undertaken by the seeker, first. The debate whether self is body or mind, is too old and too settled.
Self is something far too subtle and it has too be beyond memory otherwise we can accept the mind to be self. Is it so?
Discovery of self beyond mere memories is the true discovery for any progress in discovery of truth or whatever we hope to find beyond the metaphysical existence. Without knowledge of self there is no learning, no understanding and no knowledge. It is merely confirmation of what is already in memory. It is another type of hoarding of information without any evolution.
Hence enquiry of self must begin today for the light to dawn on us.
Happy Diwali. Let there be light!
Every youtuber, Islamist and news anchor has suddenly become expert on law ever since Movie Star of bygone era, Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan has been arrested by Narcotics Control Bureau. The Government of Maharashtra or rather Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has come out openly in support of Aryan Khan. Maharashtra Police is shadowing the head of NCB and he had to complain to the Director General of Police, Maharashtra.
If you scroll back or search for tag ‘Dalda’ you will know that this was on drugs had started last year and due notice was given to movie stars by summoning them to the office of NCB for interrogation. It was a good subtle way of warning. It appears that Shah Rukh Khan or his son or both did not get the message.
Returning back to the legal aspect, Narcotics Act require a special conditions for release of an accused on bail. The judge has to be satisfied about two additional conditions. Read the following section 37 of NDPS Act:
For past 1400 years there is one thing that Islamic researchers are performing diligently. It is renaming old concepts and groups with new decipherable Arabic or Persian words. Taliban is one such word. The invaders of India were Chugtai Turks but some how they were called Mughals. A fancy name indeed. Taliban has been created in 1990 to take over Afghanistan. For those who want to look into history, ‘live’ this is an opportunity to look how it felt when Mughals were invading Central India.
Taliban represent the same Islam which was brought to India by Babur or his descendants. They settled in an area near present day Delhi, then a small hamlet known as Dilli. The Mughal would import their horses and warriors from Mughalistan i.e. today’s central Asia. Today’s Taliban has same arrangement with Pakistan. America acts as the supreme Caliph.
Taliban in India