Deep in the Niyamgiri Hills in Orissa, the Dongria Kondh tribe have been fighting a decade-long battle against London-based mining company Vedanta, who have turned these jungles into a battleground. The Dongria Kondh worship the Niyam Dongar hill under which lies two billion dollars worth of bauxite and a fat share that will be pocketed by the Indian government.
Over the next few weeks, Vedanta’s fate will be decided by the Dongria Kondh at gram sabhas held at 12 out of over 130 villages that will be affected if the mining goes ahead. “The government has never given us medicines, schools or roads and now Vedanta will do that for us? They can go back to London and mine there. We will not give up Niyamgiri”, said Gajendra Gaud at the Tadijhula village gram sabha held two days ago.
Union Home Minister P Chidambaram questioned the authenticity of the video on the grounds that the ‘people seen in it have not spoken up’. Leading some to say that were a mass grave of anonymous dead people to be discovered in Kashmir (as happens from time to time) , Mr.Chidambaram, would doubt the authenticity of the report on the grounds that the cadavers had not identified themselves or spoken of the circumstances of their deaths and burial.
Not surprising these things happen, or that the state wishes to go out of its way to bury it. Or for that matter the HOWCANYOUSAYTHESETHINGSABOUTOURGREATINDIA sort of responses in the comments section.
I couldnt end the day without a bit of a rant. After every spate of sensational violence (violence that is news worthy, as opposed to the state sponsored violence that is a constant in the country), I end up in the same space. You get swamped with the most ridiculous ideas conceivable thrown rampantly around in the midst of a lot of “anger”- some genuine, but mostly a kind of posed sense of outrage- like one ought to be outraged so we will be outraged, because, hey, being angry about “terrorists” is the easiest vent to life’s frustrations. No? Yes. Like the anna hazare drama, like everything else. And then you have morons like these. I demand the right to fill whatever feed this post goes to with this ranty tripe.
The terrorist blast in Mumbai on July 13, 2011, requires decisive soul-searching by the Hindus of India.
And what? Hindus of India need soul-searching because the rest of the hoomans who live here can safely ignore it because it doesnt affect us? suckerpunch #1.
Hindus cannot accept to be killed in this halal fashion, continuously bleeding every day ….
Refer to rant-bit above. At this point, I am beginning to think, really this is not going to get any better I should just give up now. But no. I wont, because I too need to vent my life’s frustrations out at something. So he will fucking have it.
I realize that I might not be in a position to say things like- you bastids will not turn this nation of varied peoples into one homogenous fundamentalist hindu nation! But given the great wisdom of the masses, especially at times of great fear, you cannot anticipate the depths of thoughtlessness everything will plummet to. You cant, really cant. But, damnyou, i’ll rant till i can stop as many people as I can from being this moronic. Or just plain rant into the void. damnyou.
Terrorism I define here as the illegal use of force to overawe the civilian population to make it do or not do an act against its will and well-being.
And illegal force is that force that the Indian central or state government(s) hasnt used to overawe the civilian population to make it do or not do an act against its will and well-being. Because as we all know, what the state does to its own people is legit. brilliant, youfucktard.
Islamic terrorism is India’s number one problem of national security.
*beeeeeeep* incorrect answer. Try again?
Then, Islam will confront Hinduism to “complete unfinished business”.
I need to stab someone now.
In one sense, I do not blame the Muslim fanatics for targeting Hindus. I blame Hindus who have taken their individuality permitted in Sanatan Dharma to the extreme. Millions of Hindus can assemble without state patronage for the Kumbh Mela, completely self-organised, but they all leave for home oblivious of the targeting of Hindus in Kashmir, Mau, Melvisharam and Malappuram and do not lift their little finger to help organise Hindus. If half the Hindus voted together, rising above caste and language, a genuine Hindu party would have a two-thirds majority in Parliament and the assemblies.
And that will solve the problem of peace and poverty in the country and we’ll contentedly land our asses in a swanky new golden age. No, you, pathetic idiot. Trying to goad the kind of varied identities that fall under the larger “hindu” one will not give you any kind of benefits, sans the one where people turn into a giant vegetarian xenophobic ignorant unimaginative homophobic misogynist mass of lardbrains. I threw in vegetarian, because a) I wanted to b) it’s likely to happen c) they are often the most bigoted and illogical bunch of asswipes I have met.
And it will solve jackshit. But those who will read this will know it already. And those who dont will not read past the post title. butdamnyoustillyoumoron.
The first lesson to be learnt from the recent history of Islamic terrorism against India and for tackling terrorism in India is that the Hindu is the target and that Muslims of India are being programmed by a slow reactive process to become radical and thus slide into suicide against Hindus.
If one Hindu dies merely because he or she was a Hindu, then a bit of every Hindu also dies.
he Muslims of India can join us if they genuinely feel for the Hindu. That they do I will not believe unless they acknowledge with pride that though they may be Muslims, their ancestors were Hindus. If any Muslim acknowledges his or her Hindu legacy, then we Hindus can accept him or her as a part of the Brihad Hindu Samaj (greater Hindu society) which is Hindustan. India that is Bharat that is Hindustan is a nation of Hindus and others whose ancestors were Hindus. Others, who refuse to acknowledge this, or those foreigners who become Indian citizens by registration, can remain in India but should not have voting rights.
Try taking away my voting rights, you fucking psychotic retard.
Sigh. What I dont get is how this gets published in the DNA and I am not reading it off a crummy propaganda poster/article from the RSS/VHP. It’s now beginning to be funny, a little, only. I cant be arsed to read the rest of it with any seriousness. But a country that takes shite like Baba Ramdev seriously, might as well take this seriously.
The specific clause that all Indian films require a certificate of approval to be screened publicly was added almost overnight in 2004 during Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) when several films documenting the carnage in Gujarat by the Narendra Modi government threatened to expose realities which had been systematically suppressed by the then Indian government.