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मधर्स डे- दुसरो को नीचा दिखाने से आप महान नहीं बन सकते।

A post circulating in Bharat about Mother’s Day and my response.  – Gaurang Vaishnav

विदेशो में एक महिला 2 या तीन शादी करती है और पुरुष भी। इसलिए उनकी संताने 14 पंद्रह साल के होने के बाद अलग रहने लगते हैऔर उनके जैविकमाता पिता अपनी अपनी अलग अलग जिंदगी जीते है।इसलिए बच्चे साल में एक बार अपने माता या पिता से मिलने जाते है क्यों कि
उनके माता पिता तो साथ रहते * *नहीं है इसलिए माता को मिलने का अलग दिन निर्धरित किया है *और उसी तरह पिता से मिलने का अलग दिन।
जो मदर्स डे और फादर्स डे के नाम से जाने जाते है।
भारत में हम बच्चे अपने माता और पिता के साथ ही रहते है और वो दोनों भी पूरी जिंदगी अपने बच्चों के साथ रहते है।
इसलिये यहाँ हर दिन माता पिता का है।

उन्हें साल के एक दिन की जरुरत नहीं है।
माँ को याद करने के लिए किसी “मदर डे” की जरुरत नहीं , हिन्दू धर्म में तो माँ के कदमो में ही स्वर्ग बताया गया है।
यह मदर डे के चोचले तो उनके लिए है जो साल में एक बार अपनी माँ को याद करने का बहाना।

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Response:

दुसरो को नीचा दिखाने से आप महान नहीं बन सकते।
यह बात इतनी सरल नहीं है जैसे की इस पोस्ट में बताया गया है| पश्चिम में हर व्यक्ति एक से ज्यादा बार विवाह नहीं करता| संतान भी उच्च महाविद्यालय का शिक्षण संपूर्ण होने पर ही अपना घर बनाते है; जो संतान उच्च महाविद्यालय नहीं जाते, वो आजीविका का प्रबंध होने के बाद ही विभक्त होते हैं| यह एक सम्पूर्णत: मुर्ख निवेदन है की Mother’s Day और Father’s Day पर ही संतान अपने माता या पिता को मिलने जाते है| औसत: विवाह होने के पश्चात भी संतान और उनका कुंटुंब माँ-बाप को मिलने के लिए समय समय पर आते ही रहते हैं| कई घरो में संतान विभक्त होने के बाद भी उनका शयन कक्ष उनके लिए ही आरक्षित रखा जाता है और जब भी वो घर आते है तब उनका निवास वही होता है| मैं ऐसे परिवारों को जानता हूँ जहां वृद्ध या अपंग माता/पिता की सेवा के लिये पुत्री अविवाहित रही हो|
 
यह बात नहीं कि यहाँ के समाज में कौटुंबिक समस्या नहीं हैं| यहाँ की समस्याऐं भारत की तुलना में अधिक गंभीर है पर हमारे समाज का समाधान हम उन पर थोप नहीं सकते क्योंकि दोनों समाज की अवधारणा में मुलत: भिन्नता है| पश्चिम का समाज अधिकाधिक व्यक्ति-स्वातंत्र्य को महत्व देता है और पूर्व की संस्कृति संयुक्त कुंटुंब को प्राधान्य देता है जिस में व्यक्ति-स्वातंत्र्य को गौण माना गया है|
 
अमेरिका में ४६ वर्ष के निवास के पश्चात मैं इतना शीखा हुं कि कोई भी समाज व्यवस्था से परे रह कर या उसे जिये बिना उसके लिये सामान्यीकरण (generalization) करना नितांत बालोचित (childish) है| 
 
मुझे बड़ा दुःख होता है जब मैं यह देखता हूँ कि बहुधा हमारा समाज अन्य देश, अन्य धर्म या अन्य समाज व्यवस्था को किसी माहिती या अभ्यास और चितन के बिना ही नीचा दिखाने मैं विकृत आनंद लेता है और ऐसा करने से ही भारत की सर्वश्रेष्ठता प्रतिपादित हो जाती है ऐसे भ्रम में राचते है|  
 
यह सच बात है की भारत को पश्चिम के रीत रिवाज और उत्सव-दिनो को अंधतापूर्वक अनुकरण करने की कोई आवश्यकता नहीं है पर यह भी कटु सत्य है कि  social media में भारत के और हिन्दू संस्कृति के अथाग गुणगान होने के  पश्चात भी लाखो माँ-बाप या तो वृद्धाश्रम में है या उनके संतान उनके क्षेमकुशल की चिंता नहीं करते|  
 
वैश्विकरण की विपरीत असर तो हो के ही रहेगी| यह हमारा दुर्भाग्य है की हम अभी भी पश्चिम से अनुशाशन, समय का सन्मान, वाहन चलाने में आत्मसंयम, ग्राहक के प्रति संवेदना, स्वछता, अन्य की असुविधा का विचार, मातृभाषा का गौरव और दैनिक व्यवहार में उपयोग,एक राष्ट्र भावना, लोकशाही का संवर्धन आदि अच्छे गुण हमारे वैयक्तिक और सामाजिक जीवन में आत्मसात करना नहीं चाहते हैं पर कॉलेज डे, चोकोलेट डे, रोज़ डे, वेलेंटाइन डे, मर्स डे, फाधर्स  डे, सांता क्लॉस, क्रिस्टमस और आंग्ल नव वर्ष का उत्सव, विवाह के पहले ही कौमार्यभंग, समलैंगिकता, नशीले पदार्थों का सेवन, इत्यादि को बिना सोचे समझे अपना रहे हैं और इस में गौरव भी लेते है|  अस्तु! 
 
गौरांग वैष्णव 

Trumpy at the Bat by Socrates

 

This poem appeared as a comment on New York Times’ Editorial  
The TrumpRyanCare Debacle  on March 24, 2017
 

Socrates is a trusted commenter Verona NJ

Trumpy at the Bat

From ten thousand Fake News hamlets there rose a lusty yell;
it rumbled through the valley, it rattled in the dell;
it knocked upon the mountain and recoiled upon the flat,
for Trumpy, mighty Trumpy, was advancing to the bat.Ten million angry eyes were on him as he rubbed his hands in slogans;
five million tongues applauded when he shouted ‘repeal Obamacare’.
Then while the pitcher ground the ball into his hip,
defiance gleamed in Trumpy’s eye, a sneer curled Trumpy’s lip.And now the Obamacare ball came hurtling through the air,
and Trumpy stood watching it in his detail-free universe.
As the sturdy batsman stood still in stupidity.
“That ain’t my style,” said Trumpy. “Strike one,” the umpire said.With a smile of fake Christian charity Trumpy’s pumpkined visage shone;
he signaled to the pitcher, and once more Obamacare sailed;
but Trumpy still ignored it, and the umpire said: “Strike two.”

“Repeal Obamacare!” cried the maddened misanthropes,
As the sneer faded from Trumpy’s lips, his teeth now clenched in hate;
he pounds his empty head upon the plate.
And now the pitcher holds the ball and he lets it go,
and now the air is shattered by the force of Trumpy’s trumpery.

Oh, somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright;
the sick are tended, and healthcare rights are safe again,
and somewhere an average American can see a doctor again.
American humanity is restored again,
but there is no joy in Trumpville — for mighty Trumpy has struck out.

Ujjal Dosanjh: Dear Donald Trump, you are an illegitimate President-elect;

http://indianexpress.com/article/blogs/dear-donald-trump-you-are-an-illegitimate-president-elect-you-will-be-a-less-than-legitimate-president-4472380/

Dear Donald Trump, you are an illegitimate President-elect; you will be a less than legitimate President

By Ujal Dosanjh

(Dosanjh is former Premier of British Columbia, and former Canadian Minister of Health.)

Dear Donald, you and your surrogates have been noxiously complaining that the US Democrats are raising the bogey of Russian hacking into the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to delegitimise your electoral victory and undermine your presidency. I am a citizen of the increasingly smaller world: A Canadian citizen; and by heritage an Indian of India. I am baffled how one undermines something already illegitimate. I thought I should let you know well before your swearing in that as far as many Americans and people across the world are concerned your Presidency is void ab initio. You are an illegitimate President-Elect; and you will be an illegitimate President. Stop complaining about it. Just grin and bear it.

And you may ask why?

Where do you want me to start?

For beginners, as one who had sought to undermine the Presidency of a duly elected Barack Obama by leading the most disgusting chorus of the Birther Lie against the first black president in the history of the USA, you don’t deserve to be the President, and that too as the standard bearer of the party of the slayer and abolisher of slavery, Abraham Lincoln.

You campaigned on “draining the swamp” of the rich and powerful in Washington. That appears to have been another one of your grotesque lies because your proposed cabinet is full of billionaires and multimillionaires quite at home, and used to swimming, in the swamp of which they are an integral part.

Your electoral college victory was founded upon a campaign of hate and racism against Muslims and Mexicans that appealed to the latent racism of quite a significant section of white Americans still undoubtedly harbouring racism, fear of the other and economic anxieties afflicting them leading them to buy your snake oil of how everything will be fine when you ban all Muslims from entering the country, set up a mandatory registry for American Muslims, instantly deport 11 million Mexicans from the USA back into Mexico and build a wall on the border with Mexico. You lied to the American people that you will make Mexico pay for the wall which you are now asking Americans to pay for. And we are happy that it will be less than a wall; but still another lie.

To make matters worse you have told scores of other monstrous, consequential and inconsequential lies in your lifetime and in the campaign. So much so that it compelled James Warren writing in Vanity Fair to label you “the least honest politician alive”. And even after getting elected you haven’t stopped lengthening the already too long a screed of lies.
I confess Hillary Clinton was not the greatest opponent you could have faced. She had excessive baggage from years of being in the public and political domains: the history the Clinton Foundation, her own emails from her time as Secretary of State and much more. According to the report of the US intelligence, in came the Russians with the clear intent to sow distrust in the US election process, hurt the Clinton candidacy and help yours, their preferred candidate. The Russians hacked the DNC and other Clinton related emails and conspired with the Wikileaks to strategically release such materials during the campaign. The drip-drip of the Russian hacked and Wikileaks released material effectively damaged Clinton’s chances of beating you; Russia put its thumb on the scale to help you, their favourite candidate; you became Russia’s “Manchurian” candidate. Russia didn’t interfere with the voting machines or the tallying of the votes. But it certainly did interfere with and influence the election in your favour. With Russia’s clear and covert help, you defeated Clinton.

There are as yet unsubstantiated claims that the Russians possess a dossier of compromising personal and other information on you with which, if true, you could be subject to blackmail endangering the national security of the United States of America. The intelligence chiefs felt the information, though unproven, was germane enough to their duty to protect USA and its government that they briefed President Obama and you on it. The briefing material was leaked but according to the intelligence chiefs not by them or their organisations. You had a hissy fit during what the Guardian described as a train wreck of a press conference, and compared your intelligence chiefs to the Nazis. Such irresponsible conduct is more proof that you aren’t fit to be the President of the most powerful country on earth.

Mind you, Russia isn’t unique in the world in trying to subvert other nation’s politics and governments. American governments have been no international angels. They have encouraged countless coups and revolts and interfered in elections all over the world. The government s your country helped come to power in other countries were equally illegitimate, be it the Shah of Iran, Ferdinand Marcos in the Philippines or Augusto Pinochet in Chile.

Russian interference and influence in the US election in your favour, more than the lies and hate you spewed, has certainly meant the demise of your presidency’s legitimacy at its very beginning. Your campaign of lies, hate and racism along with the well documented help you received from the Russians in damaging your opponent has made yours an illegitimate presidency.

But you, your supporters and surrogates argue the fact that you have been elected should be the end of discussion; perhaps so, particularly because the American electorate has never been considered to be well informed and aware anyway. As the late Gore Vidal once lamented, “Half of the Americans have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half”.

So the world is the poorer for having to live with your less than legitimate Presidency. Do us a favour: Just grin and bear it.

The views expressed by the author are personal. Dosanjh is former Premier of British Columbia, and former Canadian Minister of Health.

 

 

Harry Reid Exposes FBI Director’s Partisan Move

 

 

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A Hoarding on Mehsana Hwy, Gujarat- welcoming (?) Kejriwal

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Women in presence of Trump

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Transforming India for Global Leadership  through Rural Empowerment                                       & Citizen Awareness Campaign

PO box 245, Iselin, NJ 08830   570-884-4428  http://www.gibv.org                                                      Facebook: /Gibvikas Twitter: @GIBVikas _________________________________________________________________

 ANNUAL MEETING at The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Newton, MA

July 30 & 31, 2016

                                                        Saturday, July 30, 2016

8:00 AM to 8:45 AM                                       Breakfast

Session 1      (09:00 AM to 10:30 AM)

 

09:00 AM to 09:05 AM  Welcome                                                             Pawan Roy

09:05 Am to 09:20 AM   Vision Mission, Goals and Updates           Kanchan Banerjee

09:30 AM to 10:40 AM     Interactive, online session with Networking partners in Bharat

(Hiral Mehta, All India Rural Empowerment Program, Amdavad; Urvish Kantharia, GIBV, Bharat, Amdavad; Srikanth, Karnataka Village Development, Bangalaru)

10:40 AM to 10:50 AM  Break

Session 2        (10:45 AM to 12:15 PM)

 

10:50 AM to 11:10 AM  Our role in USA                                 Girish Gandhi

11:10 AM to 11:30 AM  Our role in Bharat                            Gaurang Vaishnav

11:30 AM to 12:15 PM   Scope and Opportunities working with other organizations in Bharat

Dr. Mahesh Mehta

12:15 PM to 01:15 PM                                   Lunch

 

 

                                                                         Session 3        (01:30 PM to 03:30 PM)

 

01:30 PM to 03:30 PM   Work in the USA- Details, What, how to

(Moderator: Balaguru Teertha, Kunal Shah)

        • Chapters & Volunteers                  Avanish Raj
        • Membership & Fund-Raising      Girish Gandhi
        • Media & PR                                        Somanjana Chatterjee
        • Communication, Internal & External        Sonali Dave
        • Social Media                                      Achalesh Amar

 

03:30 PM to 4:00 PM                                      Tea Break

 

                                                                                Session 4        (04:00 PM to 05:15 PM)

 

04:00 PM to 04:15 PM                   Demonstrating Website, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube

04:15 PM to 05:15 PM                   Create Task Lists               Kanchan Banerjee

 

06:00 PM to 09:00 PM                   Event with invited Guests

(Pawan Roy, Mahesh Mehta, Kanchan Banerjee, Kunal Shah, Girish Gandhi)

06:00 PM to 06:45 PM   Reception

06:45 PM to 08:15 PM   Presentation & discussion

08:15 PM to 09:15 PM   Dinner

 

                                                                           Sunday, July 31, 2016

 

8:00 AM to 8:45 AM                                       Breakfast

 

Session 5      (09:00 AM to 10:30 AM)

 

09:00 AM to 09:15 AM                 Global Indian Business Council (GIBC)     Dhirendra Shah

09:15 AM to 09:55 AM                  Working in Bharat- Village matrix              Gaurang Vaishnav

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM                  Interactive session with Networking partners in Bharat

(Dr. Ajay Mehta, Bhopal; Shobhit Mathur, Vision India Foundation,

Delhi; Manish Manjul, Lead India 2020, Delhi)

 

11:10 AM to 11:45 AM                  Action Items, Assignments        Kanchan Banerjee,                                                                                                                                             Sneha Mehta

Next meeting Dates and Place                    Girish Gandhi

11:45 PM to 12:00 PM                   Concluding Remarks                                       Dr. Anju Preet

 

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अनहोनी को होनी कर दे होनी को अनहोनी- from March 18, 2005 to June 8, 2016

अनहोनी को होनी कर दे होनी को अनहोनी.
 
March 18, 2005
U.S. Embassy Pulls India Official’s Visa
U.S. Embassy Revokes Visa of Top India State Official for Allegedly Violating Religious Freedom
 
The Associated Press
 
NEW DELHI Mar 18, 2005 — The U.S. Embassy on Friday denied a visa to the Hindu nationalist chief minister of India’s western Gujarat state over his role in 2002 religious riots. India slammed the decision, saying it showed a “lack of courtesy and sensitivity.”
 
Chief Minister Narendra Modi, a leader of India’s main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, was denied a diplomatic visa to travel to the United States and his existing tourist/business visa was revoked, a U.S. embassy spokesman said.
 
March 18, 2005 10:00 PM
 
Representatives of 70 organizations meet under the leadership of Shri Sunil Nayak, President of IANA at his Ramada Inn for an emergency meeting to decide the fate of a previously well planned and publicized event of Modiji’s reception and talk at New York’s famous Madison Square Garden on March 20. I represented Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America.
 
It is decided unanimously to continue with the program and work out in haste a live video link with Gandhinagar for Modiji to address the audience in New York.
 
We all go home after 1:00 AM not to rest or sleep but to start an email campaign to let the community know that the program was “on” and to circulate a petition and letter campaign to the US President against denying a visa to a democratically elected leader of a state in Bharat.
 
March 19, 2005
 
Intense work by all volunteers across the country on 19th and 20th.
 
March 20, 2005 7:00 PM
 
The program is scheduled on the evening of March 20, a working day. Madison Square Garden is booked. Cost? $100,000 for a four-hour slot. A technical team has been working day and night with Gandhinagar counterparts to arrange a seamless and glitch free, live, interactive video feed.
 
In the evening, heavy rains drench New York and surrounding areas. Working day, maddening rush hour traffic and the rains do not deter NRIs who are all up in arms against US State department’s unfair decision partly taken under pressure from the anti-Hindu, anti-Modi secular (!) brigade and fundamentalist Christian lobby that was at the receiving end when Modi government clamped down on fraudulent Christian conversions.
 
People come by busloads from the neighboring states of New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania. In no time the 4000 capacity auditorium is houseful.
 
A royal chair is at the center of the stage. It is not occupied. It symbolizes absence of Shri Narendra Modi. After some preliminaries, the giant screen comes alive and Modiji’s face appears on it. The crowd erupts in a frenzy with sustained applause for minutes.
 
Modiji is a study in equanimity. He is opposite of the crowd that is agitated and restless. He addresses the crowd with poise and dignity. Then Question-answer starts. I remember two of them vividly. (1) What is your reaction to the visa cancellation? (2) What do you see in the future?
 
Answer (1): I believe only in action, not in reaction.
Answer (2): I envision a day when Bharat would progress to a level where instead of us standing in line for an American visa, Americans will stand in line for a visa to Bharat.
 
Having known Narendrabhai from the early eighties as a Sangh Pracharak, and believing that he was guided by a divine power, I had argued then with disheartened colleagues and friends that one day, Narendrabhai would be the Prime Minister of Bharat.
 
Fast forward nine years to May 16, 2014
Narendrabhai leads BJP to an absolute majority in the national election, decimating the Congress.
 
May 26, 2014, 6:10 PM
 
Narendra Damodardas Modi takes oath as the Prime Minster of Bharat.
 
September 28, 2014 10:00 AM
 
Same Madison Square Garden where an audience of 4000 people looked at that empty chair reserved for Modiji on March 20, 2005, is filled to the brim with 19,000 NRIs. Hundreds of NRIs are looking at a giant live screen in the Times Square and still more than 10,000 are left without a ticket. Event? Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to address the Diaspora that had stood by him through thick and thin.
 
Fast forward—->
 
June 8, 2016, 11:00 AM
 
Location: US Capitol, Washington, DC
 
Audience: Joe Biden, Vice President, Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House; Mich McConnell, Majority Senate Leader; Nancy Pelosi, Minority House Leader and all Senators and Congressmen. It is the joint session of the U.S. Congress.
 
Speaker? Narendra Damodardas Modi, the Prime Minster of Bharat.
 
He speaks for almost one hour, in English. No written notes, no teleprompter. No Uh, Humm or any verbal clutches. No disjointed thoughts. He touches upon the history of the USA, shared values of the USA and Bharat, Influence of American constitution on B.R. Ambedkar, influence of Gandhiji on Martin Luther King, Jr., contribution of NRIs to the USA, Yoga’s popularity in the USA, climate change and carbon footprint, rural and agro-economy of Bharat, defense cooperation, terrorism from across the border, etc.
 
He spoke from a position of strength- He said, “cooperation and not domination”, a hint to the USA that Bharat will work with it on equal footing, not as a subservient junior partner. He ended with a quote from the famous poet Walt Whitman (1819-1892):
 
‘The constraints of past are behind us and foundations of future are firmly in place…The Orchestra have sufficiently tuned their instruments; the baton has given the signal. And there is a new symphony in play.’
 
He improvised it by adding: ‘Our relationship is primed for a momentous future. The constraints of the past are behind us.’
 
By my count, Modiji got 58 applauses and eight standing ovations in his one-hour speech.
 
Nanredrabhai, we are proud of you- from 2005 to 2016, what a journey it has been! I wish you Godspeed in making all your dreams a reality. You are not alone. I and millions are with you. Jay Hind!NaMo Swearing In photo_IMG_7358

Syrian Crisis Explained (!)

From WhatsApp

If in case it was all too confusing for you, here’s a summary:

President Assad (who is bad) is a nasty guy who got so nasty his people rebelled and the Rebels (who are good) started winning (hurrah!).

But then some of the rebels turned a bit nasty and are now called Islamic State (who are definitely bad!) while some continued to support democracy (who are still good.)

So the Americans (who are good ) started bombing Islamic State (who are bad ) and giving arms to the Syrian Rebels (who are good ) so they could fight Assad (who is still bad) which was good.

There is a breakaway state in the north run by the Kurds who want to fight IS (which is good) but the Turkish authorities think they are bad, so the U.S. says they are bad while secretly thinking they’re good and giving them guns to fight IS (which is good) but that is another matter.

Getting back to Syria.

So President Putin (who is bad because he invaded Crimea and the Ukraine and killed lots of folks, including that nice Russian man in London with polonium poisoned sushi, has decided to back Assad (who is still bad) by attacking IS (who are also bad ) which is sort of a good thing (!?).

But Putin (still bad) thinks the Syrian Rebels (who are good) are also bad, and so he bombs them too, much to the annoyance of the Americans (who are good) who are busy backing and arming the rebels (who are also good).

Now Iran (who used to be bad, but now they have agreed not to build any nuclear weapons with which to bomb Israel are now good) are going to provide ground troops to support Assad (still bad) as are the Russians (bad) who now have ground troops and aircraft in Syria.

So a Coalition of Assad (still bad) Putin (extra bad) and the Iranians (good, but in a bad sort of way) are going to attack IS (who are bad which is good, but also the Syrian Rebels (who are good) which is bad.

Now the British (obviously good, except that silly anti-Semite who leads the Labor Party, Mr. Corbyn in the corduroy jacket, who is bad) and the Americans (also good) cannot attack Assad (still bad) for fear of upsetting Putin (bad) and Iran (good/bad) and now they have to accept that Assad might not be that bad after all compared to IS (super bad — see Paris, November 2015).

So Assad (bad) is now probably good, being better than IS and, because Putin and Iran are also fighting IS, that may now make them good. America (still good) will find it hard to arm a group of rebels being attacked by the Russians for fear of upsetting Mr. Putin (now good) and that nice mad Ayatollah in Iran (also good?) and so they may be forced to say that the Rebels are now bad, or at the very least abandon them to their fate. This will lead most of them to flee to Turkey and on to Europe or join IS (still the only consistently bad).

To Sunni Muslims an attack by Shia Muslims (Assad and Iran) backed by Russians will be seen as something of a Holy War. Therefore, the ranks of IS will now be seen by the Sunnis as the only Jihadis fighting in the Holy War and hence many Muslims will now see IS as good (duh).

Sunni Muslims will also see the lack of action by Britain and America in support of their Sunni rebel brothers as something of a betrayal (might have a point?) and hence we will be seen as bad.

So now we have America (now bad) and Britain (also bad) providing limited support to Sunni Rebels (bad ) many of whom are looking to IS (good/bad ) for support against Assad (now good) who, along with Iran (also good) and Putin (now, straining credulity, good ) are attempting to retake the country Assad used to run before all this started.

Got it?

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26 नवंबर 2008 की रात मुंबई की गिरगाव चौपाटी रोड पर रुकी कार के भीतर अत्याधुनिक आग्नेयास्त्रों से लैस वो 2 खूंख्वार आतंकी बैठे थे जो उस रात मुंबई की सडकों पर खून की होली खेलने निकले थे और पिछले 2 घंटों में ही मुंबई CST सहित कई स्थानों पर लगभग 60-70 निर्दोष नागरिकों को मौत के घाट उतार चुके थे.
गिरगांव चौपाटी पर उस रात उस कार का रास्ता रोक कर खड़ी हुई मुंबई पुलिस की टीम के सदस्य असिस्टेंट सब इन्स्पेक्टर तुकाराम ओम्बले इस स्थिति को अच्छी तरह जान समझ रहे थे. हालांकि उनके हाथ में पिस्तौल या रिवॉल्वर के बजाय केवल लाठी थी और अच्छी या ख़राब बुलेटप्रूफ जैकेट तो छोडिए, उनके बदन पर बुलेटप्रूफ जैकेट ही नहीं थी. लेकिन इसके बावजूद तुकाराम ओम्बले ने अपने कदम कार की तरफ और अपने हाथ उन आतंकियों के गिरेबान की तरफ बढ़ा दिए थे. जवाब में आतंकियों की बंदूकों से बरसी गोलियों से छलनी होने के बावजूद उन आतंकियों की कार में घुस गए तुकाराम ओम्बले ने उनमें से एक आतंकी का गिरेबान तबतक नहीं छोड़ा था जबतक उसको कार से बाहर घसीटकर सड़क पर पटक नहीं दिया था. इसी आतंकी की पहचान बाद में अजमल कसाब के नाम से हुई थी.
इसी दिन 26/11 की रात, गिरगांव चौपाटी की इस घटना से लगभग 45 मिनट पहले ही आतंकी कसाब और उसके आतंकी साथी से 8 पुलिस कर्मियों की टीम का सामना हो गया था. टीम का नेतृत्व हेमंत करकरे कर रहे थे. करकरे और उनकी टीम के पास तुकाराम ओम्बले की तरह केवल लाठी नहीं बल्कि आटोमैटिक पिस्तौलें और राइफलें थीं. करकरे और उनकी टीम तुकाराम ओम्बले की तरह केवल सूती कपडे की सरकारी वर्दी नहीं पहने थी, बल्कि बाकायदा बुलेट प्रूफ जैकेट और हेलमेट पहने हुए थे. बुलेट प्रूफ घटिया थी कहने से काम नहीं चलेगा क्योंकि वो जैकेट चाहे जितनी घटिया रही हो किन्तु तुकाराम ओम्बले की सूती कपडे वाली सरकारी वर्दी से तो हज़ार गुना बेहतर रही होगी.
सिर्फ यही नहीं, गिरगांव चौपाटी पर हुई मुठभेड़ में तो आतंकी कार में, आड़ लेकर बैठे थे जबकि तुकाराम ओम्बले के पास खुली सड़क पर किसी तिनके तक की ओट लेने की गुंजाईश नहीं थी.
जबकि करकरे और उनकी टीम की स्थिति इसके ठीक विपरीत थी.
उनके सामने दोनों आतंकी खुली सड़क पर बिना किसी ओट के खड़े थे और करकरे अपनी टीम के साथ कार के भीतर थे इसके बावजूद उन दोनों आतंकियों ने करकरे समेत उनकी पूरी टीम को मौत के घाट उतार दिया था और करकरे व उनकी पूरी टीम मिलकर उन दोनों को मारना तो दूर उनको घायल तक नहीं कर सकी थी. जबकि निहत्थे तुकाराम ओम्बले ने सीने पर गोलियों की बौछार सहते हुए भी कसाब सरीखे आतंकी को कार के भीतर घुसकर बाहर खींच के सड़क पर पटक दिया था. यह था वो ज़ज़्बा और जूनून जिसने तुकाराम ओम्बले को शहादत के सर्वोच्च शिखर पर पहुंचा दिया.
करकरे और उनकी टीम उन दो आतंकियों का सामना क्यों नहीं कर सकी थी.?
इस सवाल का जवाब देश को आजतक नहीं मिला. संकेत देता हूँ कि जवाब क्यों नहीं मिला था.
दरअसल उनके रक्त के नमूने जेजे अस्प्ताल ने इसबात की जांच के लिए फोरेंसिक लैब में भेजे थे कि क्या उन्होंने शराब पी रखी थी.?
फोरेंसिक लैब की जांच का परिणाम क्या निकला था.?
देश को आजतक यह भी नहीं बताया गया.
मित्रों यह कोइ ऐसा रहस्य नहीं था जिसके उजागर करने से देश की सुरक्षा को कोई खतरा उत्पन्न हो जाता. लेकिन देश को यह नहीं बताया गया.
अतः मेरा स्पष्ट मानना है कि, उस रात यदि वास्तव में कोई शहीद हुआ था, जिसकी शहादत के समक्ष पूरा देश सदा नतमस्तक होता रहेगा, तो वो नाम था तुकाराम ओम्बले का.
जबकि हेमंत करकरे और उनकी टीम की मौत उस रात उन आतंकियों के हाथों मारे गए अन्य नागरिकों की तरह ही हुई एक मौत मात्र थी. क्योंकि शहीद वो कहलाता है जो तुकाराम ओम्बले की तरह सामने खड़े दुश्मन पर जान की परवाह किये बिना टूट पड़ता है. इस आक्रमण में हुई उसकी मौत को देश और दुनिया शहादत कहती है.
यदि हेमंत करकरे और उनके साथी शहीद हैं तो फिर उस रात आतंकियों द्वारा मारा गया हर नागरिक शहीद है.
आज यह विवेचन इसलिए क्योंकि कांग्रेसी इशारे पर साध्वी प्रज्ञा के साथ हेमंत करकरे द्वारा किये गए राक्षसी अत्याचारों और फर्ज़ीवाड़े की अदालत और जांच में उडी धज्जियां के बाद उजागर हुई अपनी साज़िशों पर पर्दा डालने के लिए कांग्रेस ने यह विधवा विलाप प्रारम्भ किया है क़ी साध्वी प्रज्ञा की रिहाई से शहीद हेमंत करकरे और उनकी शहादत का अपमान हुआ है.
मित्रों इस देश में अब शहादत का सर्टिफिकेट वो कांग्रेस नहीं बाँट सकती जो सरकारी किताबों में भगत सिंह, चन्द्रशेखर आज़ाद को आतंकवादी और नेहरू को महान स्वतंत्रता सेनानी लिखकर देश के बच्चों के मन में ज़हर घोलती रही हो.

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