Tuesday, October 30, 2012


The Nano Revolution 2: Learning from Biosystems
 While humans have been experimenting for centuries, nature has been doing it for millions of years. Biological systems are far superior to human creations when it comes to using nature’s gifts like sun’s energy. Biology combined with nano could lead to major breakthroughs.
Second of the series
Column by Dr. N.S. Rajaram, Contributing Editor

Biology: promise and the challenge
Daniel Nocera in his lab
Daniel Nocera in his lab

Our dream of using the limitless resources of the sun to generate power is getting ever closer to reality. But challenges remain, especially in storing energy. Also, systems and processes we have created so far are quite primitive when compared to what nature has accomplished. This was first brought home to me when my colleagues and I were working on robotics for NASA applications. We found, when it came to strength and efficiency, even the most advanced man-made materials were no match for human and animal muscle. This is even more true of applications involving sensory input like vision and touch. Computer vision systems, now making their way into industrial plants are extraordinarily primitive compared to what human and animal senses are capable of.

In designing systems, we depend mainly on physics and chemistry. Biological systems on the other hand work on biophysical and biochemical principles that are not easy to replicate in the laboratory, much less in the workplace. Plants for example make sugars using energy from the sun employing a process called photosynthesis. Protein chains convert light energy into electrons which drive the plant’s sugar-producing factories. Remarkably, nearly all of the sunlight falling on them gets converted into electrons, meaning they achieve near 100 percent conversion efficiency. This is because these plant proteins, which are the result of millions of years of evolution, are optimized to maximize solar energy use. Nature has done its homework by eliminating inefficient ‘workers’ through natural selection. Only the fittest remain.

Commercial solar panels which are based on the photoelectric phenomenon are nowhere near this efficient. They convert less than 20 percent of the light falling on them. Among other things, currently available photovoltaic cells convert radiation (light) falling within a relatively narrow frequency band. A major area of research is to extend this band to include ultraviolet and thermal (or infrared) frequencies also. In addition, we humans have still not mastered the art of storing energy while plants both generate energy from the sun and also store it.

M13 virus used by Mershin to enhance solar conversion
M13 virus used by Mershin to enhance solar conversion

Researchers hope that nanotechnology may become the link between the physical sciences and the creation of systems that mimic biological systems and their functions. We must recognize, however, that when we do succeed in mimicking biological functions, they will not necessarily function like plants. This is what we learned in creating artificial intelligence programs and robots. Computers don’t think like humans: a chess playing program doesn’t play chess like a chess master thought it may beat him.

Biosynthesis: plant doping

A widely used method for altering the properties of materials is to add impurities. This is called ‘doping’. In fact doping is indispensable in semiconductor manufacturing. (Solar panels are also semiconductor devices.) It has been found that titanium dioxide, particularly in what is called the anatase form, is a photocatalyst under ultraviolet (UV) light. Recently it has been found that titanium dioxide, when spiked with nitrogen ions or doped with metal oxide like tungsten trioxide, is also a photocatalyst under either visible or UV light. This means that with proper doping, it is possible to extend the conversion frequencies to the ultraviolet range.

This may be called conventional doping. But now researchers are using plant molecules (like DNA) to dope materials. At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, physicist Andreas Mershin and his colleagues say they have simplified the production of plant-based solar cells so that any lab can make them. This new solar panel is green both literally and in spirit. Instead of using semiconducting silicon, proteins from plants transform light into electricity. But this is only a beginning since their cells have a long way to go before becoming practical on a commercial scale.

Mershin’s idea is to reproduce the efficient electron generation process in plants to generate electricity to be used by people. This means building a working solar panel using proteins instead of (or in addition to) photovoltaic materials like silicon. This required proteins on the surface to be stabilized so that they perform just like they do in cells. To do this, Mershin had to attach enough of them to generate a measurable current. And this is where nano comes into the picture. He found he could achieve this by painting the protein solution on a glass slide covered with nano-sized rods of zinc oxide. The rods hold more protein than the flat surfaces commonly used to make photosynthetic solar panels.

Ratan Tata and Nocera of SunCatalyx
Ratan Tata and Nocera of Sun Catalyx

In order to achieve all this, Mershin had to extract a type of light-collecting protein chains from photosynthetic bacteria. The picture illustrates the scheme, though not exactly the same as Mershim’s but similar. In the diagram, a strand of DNA (the figure 8 coil) is attached to a bundle of proteins called peptides. The gray cylinders are carbon nanotubes. They are needed to hold in place the corkscrew-shaped peptides which are coated with a special virus. Yellow spheres are titanium dioxide used to coat the molecules (pink spheres) surrounding the bundle.

All told, it is a real tour de force that involves nanotechnology and biology. But we have a long way to go before we begin to see them in the field.

Nano Leaf for the storage challenge

Although remarkable progress has been made in the generation of solar and wind power, several problems need to be solved before its utilization can become widespread. Of these the most challenging is storage. Solar power plants generate dc (direct current) power while we use mostly ac (alternating current) power though it is often converted into dc in many of our appliances. It can be said that while the challenge of ac power is transmission, the main challenge of dc power (like solar) is storage.

To see this we must recognize that solar power generation is intermittent— it is interrupted when there is no sunlight. So we need some other source of power during that time, like in nighttime. Small power users like domestic consumers can use ordinary batteries that can be charged by solar power and used as the source at night. This has limitations and not practical for large consumers like industries. Plants create and also store energy in the form of sugar and other chemicals. One possibility is to try to mimic this by using solar powerto breakdown water into hydrogen and oxygen to be stored and used later to generate clean energy.

Daniel Nocera of MIT (now at Harvard) has created what is being called the ‘artificial leaf’ by borrowing from the process of photosynthesis to split water to produce molecular oxygen and hydrogen, which is a form of separated protons and electrons. The primary steps of natural photosynthesis involve the absorption of sunlight and its conversion into spatially separated electron–hole pairs. (A hole is a positively charged entity created by electron gap.) The holes of this wireless current are captured by the oxygen evolving complex (OEC) of what is called photosystem II to generate oxygen from water by oxidation.
Working artificial leaf
Working artificial leaf

Nocera and his colleagues’ idea is to replicate this phenomenon or something like it in the laboratory and eventually produce an ‘artificial leaf’. For a synthetic material to realize thesolar energy conversion function of the leaf, the light-absorbing material must capture a solar photon (light particle) to generate a wireless current that is harnessed by catalysts. These catalysts in turn drive the four electron/hole fuel-forming water-splitting reaction under suitable conditions and under normal solar illumination falling on a leaf (about 0.1 watt per cm2).

Without going more into technical details, we may say the goal is to construct a simple, stand-alone leaf-like device composed of abundantly available materials. Such an artificial leaf provides a means for an inexpensive and highly distributed solar-to-fuels system that employs low-cost systems engineering and manufacturing. The important thing to note is that when fully practical, Nocera’s invention gives us a way of storing electricity; the source itself can be anything, solar or wind power.

If only we could store energy
Working of a real leaf
Working of a real leaf

It may be that in the long run storage will prove to be both more important and prove a greater challenge than power generation. Strange as it may sound, we have too much energy,but we don’t know how to store it. Many of us have noticed that wind generators are idle much of the time. This is because there is too much power available, and the grid can’t absorb the extra electricity especially since it flows intermittently. (For stability reasons we cannot have more than 10 to 15 percent intermittent load on any grid.) In fact, the world wasted 25 tera watt-hours (a million megawatt hours) of potential electricity generation from windmills last year because we had no way of storing all this excess power. It will be the same when solar power becomes abundant. Storage is the real challenge.

If the goals of Nocera and his colleagues are realized, we will eventually have a device (nano leaf) that not only generates cheap energy from the sun (and/or water) but can also store it. This will be like a computer chip that has both the processor and the memory on it. (Plants already do it.) When this happens, it will be possible to design cars and other vehicles that use water as fuel. This in fact is one of the goals of industry today.

One person who has been impressed by the work of Nocera and his team is the Indian industrialist Ratan Tata. As of a year ago, Tata had put $15 million into Nocera’s research. There are reports that Nocera and Tata will jointly float a start up venture to build a prototype that can store hydrogen in a compressed form and fit it into a car for using as an alternative fuel. As a first step they plan to build a prototype that can hold hydrogen in a compressed form that can fit into a car to be used as an alternative fuel. Nocera holds a patent that may prove to be a key to realizing it.

The company in question could be Sun Catalityx, founded originally by Nocera. Its goal is to produce a power plant about the size of a refrigerator but capable of generating enough electricity to power a small home using only water and sunlight. The artificial leaf system, which will be the key to the power plant, will also have wireless capabilities. This means the home ‘wiring’ will be wireless like a WIFI network. If this comes to pass, each home will have its own power plant and its electrical network. Then it will be “Good bye electrical grids.”

Here again nano is crucial. “Because there are no wires, we are not limited by the size that the light-absorbing material has to be,” says Steven Reece, a research scientist with Nocera’s company who worked on the discovery. “We can operate on the micro- or even nanoscale…so you can imagine micro- or nanoparticles, similar to the cells we’ve worked with here, dispersed in a solution.” How much of this will actually be realized and when remains to be seen. Nonetheless their work so far has been sufficiently convincing for Ratan Tata to pump a cool $15 million into it, if not more.

World moves on as India dithers

All this has special relevance to energy production and waste water recycling, the two greatest challenges facing us today. The two are closely related; once we have cheap energy, water recycling from sources like polluted rivers and desalination of sea water becomes technically and economically feasible. In fact, some of the greatest interest in the use of solar power happens to be in the energy rich Middle East, in places like Dubai and Bahrain which get plenty of sunshine but are short of water. So the push is on to exploit cheap solar energy to alleviate water shortage.

By contrast, the Indian government has been at best indifferent in its promotion of solar power and technologies related to it including nano. This was clear during the recently held Global Indian Business Meet (GIBM) in New York which I participated in and spoke on these topics. There was considerable excitement and interest from among the participants but nothing from India. Curiously, several of the leaders in these technologies, even at prestigious institutions are persons of Indian origin. But there was no participation by anyone from the Indian government even though I had personally impressed upon the Planning Commission to have a presence. (An acquaintance there told me that he could not leave Delhi for several weeks because the PM who is also the Chairman could call a meeting any time!)

The Planning Commission has been a dinosaur almost from the time it was born, but Indian science, particularly experimental science which holds the key to these fast emerging fields seems no better. Bangalore has several centers flaunting the title ‘advanced’ that do no experimental work worth the name. These centers (like the Planning Commission) have become post-retirement resorts for elderly scientists and political favorites. Ambitious young scientists are forced to look for opportunities in other countries, especially the U.S., which is always on the lookout for young scientific talent.

Nanotechnology as a field is still very young that calls for young people with energy and fresh minds. The two key scientists at Daniel Nocera’s Sun Catalityx, Dr. Arthur J. Esswein and Dr. Steven Reece are in their early thirties and full of energy. The U.S. National Science Foundation says nano is “at a level of development similar to that of computer technology in the 1950s,” and holds that nano-energy in particular shows tremendous promise. My own sense, based on extensive contacts with key research centers in the U.S. and Europe is that the situation today is closer to computing in the 1960s when semiconductor devices were making their way into computers. But a major breakthrough can upset all calculations.

While the Indian government and academia are at best indifferent, private parties are quite active. It has been the same with solar. For example, those interested in learning more about what is going on in nanotechnology are advised to contact NANO2012 at www.nano2012.org/ for a forthcoming conference. It is being hailed as the “most renowned scientific gathering of distinguished scientists in the field of Nanomaterials.” The event will be in Bangalore in the first week of December. It should certainly be of interest to persons interested in nanotechnology. The world is not going to stand still waiting for India to wake up.

Sunday, October 28, 2012



Hinduism Sans Frontieres
A Shiva shrine on the Thailand-Cambodia border needs help

Lovers and protectors of world heritage eveywhere had reason to be happy in seeing Yingluck Shinawatra as the new prime minister of Thailand. Shinawatra, who assumed office last month, is reputed to have a cooler head than predecessor Abhisit Vejjajiva, so an early end can be hoped for to the armed conflict with Cambodia over Preah Vihear, a Shiva temple and a UNESCO World Heritage site, located near the Thailand-Cambodia border.

On July 18, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) had announced the first part of its verdict on the ownership of the 4.6 sq km surrounding the 9th century temple, which is claimed both by Thais and Cambodians. It says a) both parties must immediately withdraw military personnel from the demilitarised zone in the temple’s vicinity and refrain from any armed activity directed at it, and b) Thailand should not obstruct Cambodia’s access to the temple. Although the ICJ had declared in 1962 that the temple belonged to Cambodia, the land around it remained mired in controversy. Under the Vejjajiva regime, Thailand had even “declared war” with Cambodia over the temple. The fighting has claimed 15 soldiers, belonging to both sides. And thousands of villagers have had to flee the area. The temple itself has suffered damage in many parts from the 400-odd mortar shells fired in the conflict. The ICJ had therefore taken up the matter again on a plea from Cambodia. Thailand’s new government, under Shinawatra, has promised to accept and abide by the verdict. The Cambodian prime minister, Hun Sen, and his deputy, Sok An, who raised the issue as national movement, have heaved a sigh of relief.

It was Prince Indrayudha, son of King Jayavarman II, believed to be the founder of the Khmer empire, who began constructing the temple, with a Shivalinga brought from Vat Phu in Laos. Enjoying royal patronage throughout, it was completed in the 12th century AD, during the reigns of King Dharanindravarman I (1107-12) and King Suryavarman II (1113-50). In short, there was nothing unusual in the Cambodians making it a national issue. The Thais, too, revere the temple, which they call the Prasat Phra Viharn, and it is most easily reached from a national park on the Thai side of the border. Vejjajiva had made the dispute with Cambodia a principal election issue, saying that if Shinawatra’s Pheu Thai party came to power, Preah Vihear would be lost to Cambodia. But the Thais did not listen to him.

The irony is that while the Cambodians, Thais and UNESCO believe it’s a Hindu temple worth protecting, and the Chinese, Vietnamese, Germans and Indonesians have shown great interest in it, the only reaction from India has been roaring silence. I discussed the matter with foreign minister S.M. Krishna, Shivshankar Menon, L.K. Advani and Dr Karan Singh. All agreed that we must help. But how? And when? Domestic politics, it seems, will not allow us to help friends and safeguard a shared world heritage.

On my visit to the temple, I was accompanied by Prof Satchidanand Sahai, a world-renowned authority on the temple, and Hong Soth, director general of Cambodia’s Preah Vihear National Authority. We climbed 2,250 wooden stairs to the temple, perched atop Mount Dangrek, within Cambodian territory. The other way, though a pucca road, passes through a controversial region, and the Indian embassy in Phnom Pehn had advised me against using it.

Preah Vihear is rightly called a “temple in the sky”. It reaches out amazingly to the heavens, and has five gopurams along an 800-metre axis, embroidered with majestic, scenic expanses. Inside the sanctum sanctorum under the first gopuram is a mesmerising figure of the chief deity, a dancing Shiva over an elephant head, and is referred to as Shikhareshwar—the Lord of the Mount. Several inscriptions in Sanskrit and Khmer tell the story of the temple, describing Diwakaranand, the rajguru, and his aides Sukarman and Pandit Tapasvindra. The magic and magnificence of this sandstone structure has made it an overwhelming part of the Khmer mindscape and there’s much literature woven around the temple’s fame. Cambodia and Thailand, both Buddhist countries, take extraordinary pride in Preah Vihear. It’s a region where the Buddha and Shiva co-exist in happiness. Helped by a monk, I offered my prayers inside the sanctum sanctorum—in Buddhist fashion.

The temple is in ruins and much of the structure is dilapidated. It cries out for urgent help from the world community, perhaps of the sort the Archaeological Survey of India has rendered in restoring Angkor Wat to its former glory. It will only be appropriate if Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who enjoys huge popularity among Thais and Khmers, can have the agency help rebuild Preah Vihear too.

(The writer is a Rajya Sabha MP.)


Monday, October 22, 2012



History hijacked by perverse politics of bogus secularism

By Kanchan Gupta on October 21, 2012

What drove Muslim invaders to loot and destroy Hindu temples? Was it greed? Was it hatred of idol worship? Or was it contempt towards a conquered people? Ajmer offers possible answers

First, some trivia for history buffs. James Tod joined the Bengal Army as a cadet in 1799, presumably looking for a life of adventure in the heat and dust of India. He swiftly rose through the ranks and, as a Lieutenant-Colonel, the records of the times tell us, provided valuable service to the East India Company. His uncanny ability to gather information helped the early colonisers smash the Maratha Confederacy. Later, his assistance was sought during the Rajputana campaign.

Colonel Tod, as he was known, was a natural scholar with an eye for detail and a curious mind. He was fascinated by the history of Rajputana and its antiquities as much as by its palace intrigues and the shifting loyalties of its rulers and their factotums. That fascination led to his penning two books that are still considered mandatory reading for anybody interested in the history of the Rajputs, although latter-day scholars of the Marxist variety would disagree with both the contents and the style, neither leavened by ideological predilections. The first volume of Annals and Antiquities of Rajasthan was published in 1829 and the second in 1832, nearly a decade after he returned to Britain.

And now to present times. Thousands of people, Indians and foreigners, Muslims and non-Muslims, visit Ajmer every day to offer a chaadar at Dargah Sharif of Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, a shrine where all are welcome and every prayer is answered, or so the pious choose to believe. Many stay on to visit the other antiquities of Ajmer, among them a magnificent mosque complex which bears little or no resemblance to its name: Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra.

People gawk at the columns and the façade intricately carved with inscriptions from the Quran in Arabic. They pose for photographs or capture the mosque’s ‘beauty’ on video cameras and carry back memories of Islam’s munificence towards its followers. Don’t forget to visit Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra, they will later tell friends and relatives visiting Ajmer.

As for Indian Muslims who travel to Ajmer and see Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra, they would be tempted to wonder why similar mosques are no longer built, a wonderment that is only partially explained by the fact that sultans and badshahs no longer rule India. The crescent had begun to wane long before a derelict Bahadur Shah Zafar was propped up as Badshah of Hindoostan by the mutineers of 1857.

Such speculation as may flit through troubled minds need not detain us, nor is there any need to feel sorry for those who wallow in self-pity or are enraged by the realisation of permanent loss of power. A century and a half is long enough time to reconcile to the changed realities of today’s Hindustan.

So, let us return to Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra in Ajmer. Few who have seen and admired this mosque complex would be aware of Colonel Tod’s description of it in the first volume of Annals and Antiquities of Rajasthan: “The entire façade of this noble entrance … is covered with Arabic inscriptions … but in a small frieze over the apex of the arch is contained an inscription in Sanskrit.” And that oddity tells the real story of Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra.

This is no place of worship built over weeks and months for the faithful to congregate five times a day, it is a monument to honour Shahabuddin Muhammad Ghauri who travelled through Ajmer after defeating, and killing, Prithviraj Chauhan in the second battle of Tarain in 1192 AD. Stunned by the beauty of the temples of Ajmer and shocked by such idolatory, he ordered Qutbuddin Aibak to sack the city and build a mosque, a mission to be accomplished in two-and-a-half days, so that he could offer namaz on his way back.

Aibak fulfilled the task given to him: He used the structures of three temples to fashion what now stands as Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra. Mindful of sensitivities, his men used their swords to disfigure the faces of figures carved into the 70 pillars that still stand. It would seem India’s invaders had a particular distaste for Indian noses portrayed in stone and plaster.

The story of Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra is not unique. Hindustan’s landscape is dotted with mosques built on sites where temples stood, often crafted with material from the destroyed places of worship. Quwwat-ul Islam, the first mosque built in Delhi, bears testimony to the ruthless invader’s smash-and-grab policy, as do the mosques Aurangzeb built in Kashi and Mathura, or the mosque Mir Baqi built at Ayodhya on the site Hindus believe to be, and revere as, Ram Janmasthan.

The pillars and inner walls of Babri Masjid, as the disputed structure was known till it came crashing down on December 6, 1992, were those of a temple that once stood there, a fact proven beyond doubt. Somnath was fortunate: It was sacked repeatedly, but no mosque came to occupy the land where it stood — and still stands — in Gujarat, a coastal sentinel guarding faith, culture, civilisation. The Vishwanath temple at Kashi was less fortunate as was Krishna Janamsthan in Mathura.

Strange as it may seem, such destruction, barring the illegitimate occupation by Muslims of Temple Mount revered by Jews in Jerusalem, never happened in the land considered holiest of all by followers of the three Abrahamic faiths. The Church of Nativity in Bethlehem commemorates (and preserves) the manger where Jesus Christ was born. In the walled city of Jerusalem stands the centuries old Church of the Holy Sepulchre at the spot where Jesus was crucified and the sepulchre where he was buried and from where he rose. These and many other Christian sites have remained untouched. As have Jewish sites.

What then explains the extraordinary destructive trait displayed by Muslim invaders who raided India again and again? It couldn’t just have been the wealth of temples (as Marxist historians who grudgingly concede temples were indeed attacked would forcefully argue in justification of the destruction), there has to be something more. Was it polytheism that upset the early age Islamists? Was it idol worship that enraged them? Or was it simply hate and contempt towards the conquered that drove the destructive impulse of the conquering invader?

Ironically, to ask these questions would be considered as ‘intolerance’ today. Positing possible answers would be labelled as ‘hate speech’. And those asking the questions and positing possible answers would be described as ‘Islamophobes’. History has truly been hijacked by the perverse politics of our times.

(This appeared as Coffee Break in The Pioneer on October 20, 2012)

Visual: Courtesy subratneeraj.blogspot.com

Sunday, October 21, 2012


Courtesy: Vijayvaani Courtesy: Radha Rajan Courtesy:Vigilonline
Tamil, Tamil Church and Tamil Muslim Groups – Militant Convergence in Geopolitics
Radha Rajan
22 October 2012

SP Udayakumar has allegedly gone ‘underground’ and the Tamil Nadu police will allow him the luxury of his grandiose delusions until the government issues instructions to drag him out of his hole. It is intriguing though that despite the fact that the police have issued a non-bailable warrant against Udayakumar, the man has not surrendered and the police have not arrested him yet. If some newspaper reports are to be believed, Udayakumar and his gang have dug up roads in Idinthakarai to make sure police vehicles do not enter the village. And thereby hangs a tale.

The rise of Udayakumar is symptomatic of the alarming and visible ascendancy of Tamil Nadu Church and Tamil Islam almost simultaneously in the state’s polity, which is cause for concern. Adherents of the Abrahamic cults owe their political ascendancy in large measure to the country’s general public discourse on religious minorities; in Tamil Nadu, the discourse is determined by Dravidian political ideology. The Congress and the BJP have not managed to change even a syllable in this anti-Nation, separatist Dravidian political discourse of which minority-pandering is an integral component; the Congress because politics of minority-ism is a Gandhi/Nehru creation and the BJP because its spine is not made of stainless-steel.

The violence of Christians in the coastal districts and hamlets of Tamil Nadu over Kudankulam and the latest in the series of Muslim violence over the film Innocence of Muslims must be cause for concern because when the Abrahamic religionists become assertive, separatism and secessionism are not far away. Needless to say, separatism and secessionism are Abrahamic politico-religious objectives. Demographic aggression achieved through religious conversion, and terrorism running simultaneously and parallel to shrewd NGO activism on human rights to condition the national mind in their favour, are their tried and tested weapons.

The guilt-jerker film My Name is Khan starring Shahrukh Khan is a milestone in this conditioning-the-national-mind exercise; it seems even the Supreme Court, judging from its comments on Gujarat TADA cases, suffers from Khan’s Syndrome. Soli Sorabjee came up with his own guilt-jerker and elevated Madras High Court Lawyer Ajmal Khan to the same high table with Shahrukh Khan. http://newindianexpress.com/opinion/article1279819.ece

The writer personally found Tere Bin-Laden to be the antidote to Khan Syndrome; not to say roll-on-the-ground funny. The film may have packaged Islamic terrorism in comedy but the comedy, like all good comedies, spoke the truth. Tere Bin-Laden must be made compulsory viewing for the Supreme Court because while My Name is Khan sought to burden the country’s non-Muslims with guilt, Tere Bin-Laden turned the tables neatly the other way round. Even the dreaded Lashkar-e-Toiba has been lampooned mercilessly with Lashkar-e-Amreeka.

Notwithstanding the fact that the judiciary’s assembly line has periodically delivered Muslims as ordinary judges and exalted Chief Justices to the High Courts of the country and the Supreme Court, the opportunist Ajmal Khan tried selling us the lemon that he was not elevated as judge to the Madras High Court because his name was Khan and the country thought he was a terrorist.

As if pandering to ‘Innocent Muslim’ sentiment was not enough, not once did the country’s craven electronic media show visuals of the St. Lourdes Mary Church at Idinthakarai or the Our Lady of Snows basilica at Tuticorin which Udayakumar and assorted padris used and continue to use as their base camp. It bears mention that television news channels are not half as coy or restrained when they show us video footages of shouting, stone-throwing, rioting Muslim mobs in Chennai, Azad Maidan, Kolkata or Amdavad; we are forced to conclude that India’s television news channels, half Christian-half Christianized, take their cue from across the Pacific Ocean.

In India, this has a bearing on politics of minority-ism because while a Muslim mob looks Muslim, a Christian mob cannot be easily identified as being Christian. And that is why the electronic media’s refusal to show the churches from where the padris and Udayakumar and Co. were plotting their war campaign, the churches which exhorted the faithful to march towards the nuclear reactors, and the churches before which the mob assembled before marching towards the reactor site, is condemnable, not to say typical of the Christian/ Christianized media’s Abrahamic double standards. 

However The Hindu did carry a tell-tale picture of padris from the Madurai-Ramnad diocese marching glumly candles in hand, protesting police action in Idinthakarai; tell-tale because it is the Tamil brown church, funded and prodded from behind by the white Generic Church, which is waging war against the government and people of Tamil Nadu at Kudankulam. 

·        “Announcements were made by priests in a few churches in the coastal villages of the district on Saturday morning appealing to the “devotees to join the satyagraha on Sunday”. (The Hindu, page 11, Sunday, September 9, Protestors plan to lay siege to Kudankulam site today)
·        “In Tuticorin a crowd gathered in front of Our Lady of Snows basilica and blocked vehicular traffic. The agitators forcibly took away four police personnel including two women to marriage hall at Periyathaalai and released them in the evening”. (The Hindu, Tuesday September 11, Anti-nuclear protest turns violent)

Read this together with the fact that it is Rev. Fr. Jesuraj (Secretary Palayamkottai Diocese) and Rev.Fr. Jayakumar (parish priest at Idunthakarai), who with SP Udayakumar and Pushparayan are the leading kindly lights, the Christian priestly and laity elite in the forefront of the Anti-Kudankulam campaign of disinformation.

For one whole week this month, this unholy group spearheaded the anti-police riots and violence along the coastal hamlets and districts of Tamil Nadu. Again, the print media in the main takes great care not to make even inadvertent mention of “Rev. Fr” when writing about Jesuraj and Jayakumar. 

Top police officials confessed privately that “innocent” fisher-folks, including fist-waving, leap-frogging, belligerent fisherwomen, had spread out fishing nets on the sands of Idinthakarai and Kudankulam beach to trap policemen on duty and drag them into the ocean. Attacking policemen, molesting policewomen on duty, burning police vehicles and police stations, and making the entire police force the chosen targets for violence, has become the trademark of Abrahamic cults across the country and particularly in Tamil Nadu  – Muslims, Christians, Tamil terrorists, Tamil chauvinist lawyers of Tamil Nadu courts and Maoists / Naxals.

Despite the sharp difference in ideologies and end objectives, these extremist groups have found a point of convergence in Tamil Nadu – the anti-police, anti-Hindu point. The entry of Naxals/Maoists into the state in the garb of a “fact-finding” team, seeking to use the anti-Kudankulam unrest to set up shop in Tamil Nadu again is evident from the tell-tale places to which the activists belong in the report below.
All the 11 persons arrested by the police at Nanguneri in Tirunelveli district on Friday were remanded to judicial custody till Monday (October 15). As the police suspected that the 11-member team, posing as a ‘fact-finding committee’ and heading towards anti-Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project protest hub Idinthakarai, might have links with the banned outfits of Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Jharkhand, they were arrestedhttp://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-tamilnadu/detained-activists-remanded-to-judicial-custody/article3995968.ece
Again, Tamil extremist, Tamil Christian, Tamil Muslim and Tamil chauvinist lawyer groups converge here –
Leaders of various political parties opposed to the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) will gherao the Fort St. George on October 29 in support of four Charter of Demands, including closure of the plant.
Talking to reporters, Manithaneya Makkal Katchi MLA MH Jawahirullah said that people against the KKNPP were expressing their opposition in a peaceful manner and the government sought to suppress them with the aid of police. Police has invoked Sec. 144 in Idinthakarai and neighbouring villages and the entire area looked like a graveyard. It should be immediately withdrawn”, he said.
Mr. Jawahirullah said Viduthalai Chiruthaikal Katchi (VCK) leader Thol. Thirumavalavan and Periar Dravidar Kazhagamleader Kolathur Mani and many others would take part in the protest. MDMK leader Vaiko is also expected to join the protestors. (Political parties to gherao Fort St. George, The Hindu October 18, 2012, page 5) 
Members from various outfits staged demonstrations and road blockades in different locations here on Tuesday in support of the anti-nuke agitators in Kudankulam on Monday. The Naam Tamilar Iyakkam leader Seeman and his followers were arrested in front of the Railway Junction here, when they attempted to block a train. They shouted slogans against the police for “unleashing violence” against the demonstrators, who were condemning the nuclear project in a democratic manner. “Even at this stage of filling fuel in the nuclear reactors, the governments can intervene and stop the KKNPP from going critical,” the speakers said.
The Pattali Makkal Katchi president G.K. Mani and his party men staged a demonstration on Scott Road here in the forenoon. They condemned the “unilateral action” of the governments in establishing the KKNPP despite protests from people from different sectors. The Viduthalai Chiruthai Katchi functionaries also staged a demonstration near Kattabomman statue in Periyar bus stand against the attacks on the anti-nuke protestors in Kudankulam. The members from Madurai-Ramnad Diocese took out a march holding candles from East Gate to St. Mary’s Church in the evening.
The students from Law College came to the road near the district court area in support of the KKNPP demonstrators. They shouted slogans to drop forthwith the establishment of the nuclear power plant. The Tamil Desiya Iyakkam and Republican Youth Federation members staged a demonstration and blocked road near Tamukkam area, the police said.

Tension had been mounting in the area after about 4,000 anti-KNPP protesters under the banner of ‘People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE) led by SP Udayakumar, moved out of the Church premises from Idinthakarai coastal hamlet, 3 km north of Kudankulam, to the beach some 500 metres behind the N-plant, since Sunday afternoon. An unruly mob torched few vehicles, ransacked the Kudankulam Panchayat Office and burnt some records, the sources added.

Leaders of various political parties including P Nedumaran of MDMK, Thol Thirumavalavan (VCK),and PMK founder, Dr S Ramadoss strongly condemned the “brutal” police action against the ‘peacefully protesting fisher-folks’ who want the Russian-aided KNPP shut down

Even as Tamil and Christian extremist groups and Naxal outfits besieged Tamil Nadu, Muslim outfits launched their own attack against the Tamil Nadu police.

For five consecutive days starting Friday, 14th September, Tamil Nadu Muslims organized themselves to protest the offensive American film Innocence of Muslims produced by a Coptic Christian, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, living in America. Nakoula sought the support of another scumbag, Terry Jones, the Koran-burning Florida pastor who, after Geert Wilders is seen as the new Messiah come to deliver the white Christian baa-lamb from the rampaging Muslim wolf.

The pre-meditated and scheming American Christian mind to use expat populace living in the US to foment violence and instability in the countries of their origin (American Cubans, Iraqis, Iranians, Libyans, Syrians, Egyptians) was exposed yet again; it is a pity that Muslims, particularly Muslims living in America and Europe, instead of using their intelligence and financial wherewithal to return the insult by making their own film, unfortunately like Skinner’s rats, reacted to Christian provocation by letting loose organized violence on streets across the world, including in India, whose people had nothing to do with American provocation. 

The Generic Church and its evil designs must therefore be first defeated with the mind. In Chennai, after Fridaynamaaz on 14th September, Muslims marched to the American Consulate on the arterial Anna Salai (Mount Road) located a few yards away from the Thousand Lights mosque, also on Anna Salai. Considering that anti-American violent protests were already raging in several world capitals, Muslim reaction in Chennai can only be termed ‘late’ by Muslim standards and almost an after-thought.

Muslims in Kolkata took to the streets a good 10 days after the protests subsided in Chennai and Gujarat’s Muslims let loose organized and pre-meditated violence by burning vehicles on the streets of Amdavad, burning a police station and molesting women police constables. This was Abrahamic SOP.

We are shocked at yesterday’s [3 October 2012] incidents in the old city [Ahmedabad] and we strongly condemn the violence perpetrated by miscreants during yesterday’s protest rally. Attacking and burning of vehicles, police personnel and the only women police station in the old city is highly condemnable and unaccepted behaviourIt is very clear that the protest yesterday was instigated by certain people with vested interests, with the help of certain miscreant elements from the Muslim community, who have been wooed over the past year. We have a hunch that with elections already announced and no other way of creating trouble probably this is a route which has been taken by those who want to polarise the voters.
(Signed: Dev Desai - Anhad Yuva Manch, Fr. Cedric Prakash – Prashant, Gagan Sethi - Centre for Social Justice, Gautam Thakker – PUCL, Hanif Lakdawala – Sanchetna, Indu Kumar Jani – Naya Marg, Mallika Sarabhai – Darpana, Manan Trivedi – Anhad, Manish Dhakad – Anhad, Manisha Trivedi – Anhad Mahila Manch,  Nafisa Barot – Utthan, Prakash N Shah – Nirikshak, Shabnam Hashmi – Anhad, Sheba George – SAHRWARU, NAWO, Sofiya Khan – Safar, Zakia Soman – BMMA)

Thus spake the NGO industry, their plaintive whine saturated with fear that the Khan Syndrome was self-destructing under their noses. Muslim violence was no longer about protesting against Innocence of Muslims; it was about demonstrating to the world the global Muslim network which can bring Muslims to the streets at short-notice and their capacity for orchestrated and organized violence. The Chennai mob and the mob in Kolkata and Amdavad were on the streets to demonstrate the same.

In true Srinagar “innocent misguided Kashmiri youth” style, a 2000 strong Muslim mob in Chennai came out of their mosques after Friday namaaz, marched along Anna Salai and began to pelt shoes, stones and other improvised missiles at the walls of the American consulate. The surprisingly few security personnel, stationed outside on the road, stood by helplessly as the Muslim mob attempted to enter the consulate premises. The Chennai police arriving on the scene in classic Indian film style, at the very end of the film, shooed the Muslims away. This is not the police the writer knows so well.

So why did Chief Minister Jayalalithaa allow the Muslim mob to approach the consulate in such large numbers despite posters plastered on arterial roads the day before which openly declared Muslim intent to march to the American consulate? Why did she compel the TN police to take a soft line for five consecutive days? And why did the Commissioner of Police take the fall?

We may never know the answer, but at the end of the five-day charade, poor Commissioner Tripathy was made the sacrificial Bakrid lamb and transferred. Another case of where the rioters are let off scot free and the police is punished. When it comes to dealing with violent adherents of the two aggressive Abrahamic cults and violence-prone Tamil chauvinists, the country’s police is damned if it does and damned if it doesn’t.

Five events in Tamil Nadu’s recent history prove that what seems to be sudden and accelerated Abrahamic aggression in public spaces is not so sudden as generally perceived but the result of calibrated and well-planned political strategy –
-       Hundreds of Muslims belonging to Tauheed Jamaat and Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam collecting at the Lalit Kala Academy which was hosting the FACT exhibition on Aurangzeb in March 2008 
-       The bloody and violent TN lawyers-police clashes that rocked the state for a greater part of 2008-’09 culminating in the events of February 7-9, 2009 in the Madras High Court; the lawyers were rioting with posters of LTTE chief Velupillai Prabhakaran in their hands
-       Paramakudi riots of September 2011
-       Anti-Kudankulam protests in September 2012
-       Muslim riots against an American film insulting Muslim religious beliefs in September-October 2012

The visibility and political violence of the Abrahamic religionists has been caused in very large measure by - 
1.     The rise of jihadis like Palani Baba, Basha, Kerala’s Abdul Nasser Madhani, Imam Ali, Hyder Ali
2.     The elevation of Emmanuel Sekaran Devendrar, a dalit Christian political leader belonging to the Devendra-Vellalar community to the status of ‘Guru’ for whom ‘Guru puja’ (another Hindu custom pirated and perverted by Indian Christians as part of Mission Enculturation) is performed with great fanfare by John Pandian
3.     The rise of John Pandian in Tamil Nadu politics belonging to the same community as Emmanuel Sekaran and his political heir with a propensity for muscular and violent activism
4.     The increasing visibility of Tamil Church, padris and nuns, Christian fisher-folk and Christian politicians like Vaiko and Church-funded new, splinter Dravidian political parties in the Sri Lankan Tamil issue, and in Kudankulam
5.     The sudden rise of mammoth churches in prime localities in Chennai signifying huge money power
6.     The mushrooming of small churches, prayer houses and roadside Jesus and Mary shrines simply to deter Hindus from building traditional Mucchandi Ganesha shrines

Readers may see the quantum of White Christian foreign funds coming into Tamil Nadu for brown churches and Christian NGOs which in turn allegedly -
-       Fund political parties,
-       Fund television channels
-       Set up departments of human rights, mass communication and journalism in Tamil Nadu colleges and universities
-       Fund political activism
-       Religious conversion and
-       Provide the wherewithal to build small and big churches simply to occupy public space as a part of their larger agenda in politics of public spaces.
The FCRA website of the Ministry of Home Affairs, GoI lists all NGOs receiving more than one crore rupees every year and as readers will see, nearly 90% of the NGOs on this list are Christian NGOs.

The visibility and political violence of the Abrahamic cults is driven also by the creation of new Christian, Tamil chauvinist and Muslim outfits like -
1.     Vaiko’s MDMK
2.     Ramdoss’ PMK
3.     Dalit Panthers
4.     Viduthalai Chiruthai,
5.     Anaithindiya (All-India) Thamizhaga (Tamil) Munnetra Kazhagam (progressive front)
6.     Christhava Makkal Katchi (Christian Peoples’ Party)
7.     Christian Munnetra Kazhagam
8.     Christian Democratic Front
9.     Tauheed Jama-at
10.            Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam
11.            Manithaneya Pasarai and
12.            Manithaneya Makkal Katchi

The names listed above constitute only the very tip of a massive iceberg; a comprehensive list of all these outfits may be accessed at this government website which lists 110 such Tamil-extremist, Muslim and Christian outfits from serial numbers 37-147.
http://tnsec.tn.nic.in/pdf/unrecognised%20parties.pdf All of them signal the alarming ascendancy of Christian, Tamil extremist and Muslim outfits and individuals in Tamil Nadu with a definite anti-police, anti-establishment and anti-Hindu orientation.

This country’s perverted discourse on human rights and an equally perverted applied discourse in anti-Hindu, anti-police & army secularism, as crafted first by Gandhi as Congress creed and then implemented by Nehru as independent India’s governing political principle, has ensured that no government or government agency will act against them. If anything, the country’s judiciary and media have been the loudest proponents of their human rights. The NGO industry has succeeded in making the human rights of the Abrahamic so-called minorities and the human rights of Hindus and the country’s armed forces and police a zero sum game.

It all began in 1946. On 1st July 1946, communal riots broke out in Amdavad on rath yatra day. Morarji Desai the then Minister of Home and Revenue in the Government of Bombay, calls in the military to deal with the riots. Gandhi, as was his wont, gave Morarji Desai a dressing down and orders him to withdraw the military. Gandhi for good measure added that if Morarji Desai could not withdraw the military he should ask them to do policing.

Quite impervious to Muslim capacity for violence, Gandhi told Morarji Desai that the military should not carry rifles when dealing with communal riots. “They may not carry rifles and if they carry bayonets, these should be used sparingly. Don’t mind if a few have to die. They have been trained to act like monkeys. Under your administration they should cease to be monkeys and become human beings”. (Letter to Morarji Desai Poona July 1, CWMG Vol.99, pp 222-3)

The manner in which successive Dravidian Tamil Nadu governments have dealt with Muslim violence on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi processions is the direct legacy of Gandhian prescription in 1946-47 to deal with rioting Muslims. Gandhi did not address the question and no Hindu in the INC or outside has ever raised the question, “Why should Muslims object to Hindus going in a procession on rath yatra day and Ganesh visarjan day”?

The writer was sitting in the local police station a month ago and overheard the station Inspector speaking on the phone. It is a little known fact that under instructions from the Chief Minister/Home Secretary, the police as SOP will not to allow Hindus to carry their Ganeshas in a procession on any road where there is a mosque.

Villainous Hindus may think that this is the most sensible way to avert Muslim violence; but from 1946 till 2012, the nation’s polity has not raised the question why Muslims object to Hindu religious processions passing by their mosques? And because India’s foolish Hindu secularists do not want to confront Muslim proclivity for violence and therefore choose the easier option to advise Hindus to take a circuitous route, the Muslim community takes it for granted that it is their religious and political right not to allow Hindus to go in a procession not only on roads where there are mosques, but even in localities where they are in a majority.

Hindu cowards will not answer this question, but the answer to why Muslims will not allow any Hindu procession on what is politely termed “sensitive roads” may be found in the events of 1946 soon after the Muslim League proclaimed Direct Action Day on August 16, 1946. Muslim mob violence that the country witnessed repeatedly in 2012 in the month of Ramzan, too has its antecedents in 1946.

It is critical to recall 1946 to mind if only to dispel any delusion idiot Hindus may have that when Muslims congregate on the streets in large numbers it is a carnival. Mosques, like churches, are not just places where their adherents congregate for prayer, but also war offices where they gather to plot their war strategy. When the Muslim League proclaimed Direct Action, not only were calls made from mosques and madarasas to unleash jihad against Hindus, but leaflets proclaiming jihad surfaced across the country.

Mr. Jinnah declared“What we have done today is the most historic act in our history. Never have we in the whole history of the League done anything except by constitutional methods and by constitutionalism. But now we are obliged and forced into this position. This day we bid good-bye to constitutional methodsSardar Abdul Rab Nishtar was reported to have said that Pakistan could only be achieved by shedding blood; and if opportunity arose, the blood of non-Muslims must be shed, for Muslims are no believers in ahimsa. Khwaja Nazimuddin (Home Minister in the Muslim League Bengal Provincial Government) declared that Leaguers were not pledged to non-violence.

It was in the month of Ramzan that the Holy Quran was revealed. It was in this month of Ramzan that 313 Muslims were victorious through the grace of God over many Kaffirs in the battle of Badr and the jehad of Muslims commenced.

By the grace of God we are ten crores in India but through bad luck we have become slaves of the Hindus and the British. We are starting jehad in Your Name in this very month of Ramzan. We promise before You that we entirely depend on You. Pray make us strong in body and mind – give Your helping hand in all our actions – make us victorious over the kaffirs – enable us to establish the Kingdom of Islam in India and make proper sacrifices for this jehad – by the grace of God may we build up in India the greatest Islamic kingdom in the world.

The sword of Islam must be shining on the heavens and will subdue all evil designs. We Muslims have had the Crown and have ruled. Do not lose heart. Be ready and take your swords. Think you Muslims, why we are under the kaffirs today. The result of loving the kaffirs is not good. Oh kaffir, do not be proud and happy. Your doom is not far and the general massacre will come. We shall show our glory with swords in hands and will have a special victory. (Direct Action Day and After, Excerpts from Chapter Two, Stern Reckoning: A Survey of Events Leading up to and Following the Partition of India by GD Khosla)

Kottaimedu in Coimbatore, Melvisharam and Arcot in Vellore, Melapalayam in Tirunelveli are symptoms of Muslim ascendancy in Tamil Nadu. These are walled localities and police-proof, signifying that for Muslims, Islamizing the rest of India continues to remain the unfinished agenda of partition.

Muslim street power under this pretext or that signals the beginning of renewed jihad to Islamize India, and Christian mob power as seen in the Madras High Court and other courts under the pretext of speaking for Sri Lanka’s Tamil-speaking populace, and now across the state against Russian reactors in Kudankulam, signals the Generic Church’s readiness to make the final push to Christianize India part by part.

Unlike Islam which has no use for any other weapon besides jihad, the Church penetrates the Hindu body as one small solitary cancerous cell which then preys upon the very body which housed it and spreads fast like a disease until the hospitable body is wasted.

How have governments, the media and the country’s judiciary responded to Tamil extremism and Abrahamic violence? Let us begin with the immanent wisdom of our judges in the Supreme Court while holding forth on the issue of Salwa Judum, the counter-insurgency peoples’ group to Maoist/Naxal terrorism in the BJP-ruled state of Chhattisgarh.

Going by the words of the judges themselves, it is clear that their views and therefore the judgment pronounced have been inspired in no small measure by bleeding heart NGOs and activists who screech for the human rights of jihadis, proselytisers and Maoists every time either the concerned government or the victims organize themselves to hit back at the terrorists.

Nandini Sundar, the petitioner in this infamous case, inheriting the “subaltern academic cum activist” mantle from Neera Chandhoke and Arundhati Roy, went to the Supreme Court against the BJP-ruled state of Chhattisgarh.

We, the people as a nation, constituted ourselves as a sovereign democratic republic to conduct our affairs within the four corners of the Constitution, its goals and values. We expect the benefits of democratic participation to flow to us all of us so that we can take our rightful place in the league of nations befitting our heritage and collective genius.
The State of Chhattisgarh claims that it has a constitutional sanction to perpetrate, indefinitely, a regime of gross violation of human rights in a manner, and by adopting the same modes, as done by Maoist/Naxalite extremists.

The State of Chhattisgarh also claims that it has the powers to arm, with guns, thousands of mostly illiterate or barely literate young men of the tribal tracts, who are appointed as temporary police officers, with little or no training, and even lesser clarity about the chain of command to control the activities of such a force to fight the battle against alleged Maoist extremists.

People do not take up arms, in an organized fashion, against the might of the State, or against fellow human beings without rhyme or reason. Survival, and according to Thomas Hobbes, a fear of lawlessness that is encoded in our collective conscience, we seek an order. However, when that order comes with the price of dehumanization, of manifest injustices of all forms perpetrated against the weak, the poor and the deprived, people revolt.

That large tracts of the State of Chhattisgarh have been affected by Maoist activities is widely known. The situation in Chhattisgarh is undoubtedly deeply distressing to any reasonable person. What was doubly dismaying to us was the repeated insistence, by the respondents, that the only option for the State was to rule with an iron fist, establish a social order in which every person is to be treated as suspect, and any one speaking for human rights of citizens to be deemed as suspect, and a Maoist.

In this bleak and miasmic world view propounded by the respondents in the instant case, historian Ramchandra Guha, noted academic Nandini Sunder, civil society leader Swami Agnivesh, and a former and well reputed bureaucrat, E.A.S. Sarma, were all to be treated as Maoists, or supporters of Maoists.

We must state that we were aghast at the blindness to constitutional limitations of the State of
Chhattisgarh and some of its advocates in claiming that anyone who questions the conditions of inhumanity that are rampant in many parts of that state ought to necessarily be treated as Maoists, or their sympathizers, and yet in the same breath also claim that it needs the constitutional sanction, under our Constitution, to perpetrate its policies of ruthless violence against the people of Chhattisgarh to establish a Constitutional order. (Writ Petition (Civil) No. 250 of 2007, Nandini Sundar and Ors. Versus the State of Chhattisgarh)

As Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court Aryamma Sundaram pointed out in Chennai a few months ago, it does not bode well for the country to have an activist judiciary which leads to judicial overreach; it is worse when our judges are driven by NGOs and human rights activists and are tempted to encroach in the executive domain. As things stand today, there is really no systemic devise to discourage and neutralise judicial activism often crossing the well-defined, dividing line and trespassing into the domain of elected governments constituting gross judicial impropriety.

In this instance, the Supreme Court functioned under the presumption that it has the unchallenged right to dictate to an elected government about how to fight insurgency and terrorists.

In its affidavit, the Chhattisgarh government stated, “that between 2004 to 2010, 2298 attacks by Naxalites occurred in the State, and 538 police and para military personnel had been killed; that in addition 169 Special Officers, 32 government employees (not police) and 1064 villagers had also been killed in such attacks; that the SPOs form an integral part of the overall security apparatus in the naxal affected districts of the State; and that the Chintalnar area of Dantewada District is the worst affected area, with 76 security personnel killed in one incident”.

Maoist terrorists make the police force their chosen targets; the intention being to allow them unfettered access to villages and villagers. To discourage any attempt by villagers to seek refuge in government relief camps, these terrorists have no compunction about attacking relief camps too. According to the affidavit of the Chhattisgarh government in the Supreme Court –
The appointment of SPOs is necessary because of the attacks against relief camps for displaced villagers by Naxals; that the total number of attacks by Maoists between 2005 to 2011 were 41, in which 47 persons were killed and 37 injured, with figures in Dantewada being 24 attacks, 37 persons killed and 26 injured.

With all these facts before it the Supreme Court nevertheless felt compelled to justify Maoist terrorism with the observation –
People do not take up arms, in an organized fashion, against the might of the State, or against fellow human beings without rhyme or reason....However, when that order comes with the price of dehumanization, of manifest injustices of all forms perpetrated against the weak, the poor and the deprived, people revolt.

The wise judges of the Supreme Court have pronounced as part of their judgement, that terrorists who pick up arms against the state and ordinary people have rhyme and reason for doing so. And that is why the Supreme Court in its infinite wisdom has provided Maoist/ Naxal terrorism the fig-leaf “people revolt”. In human rights industry jargon, terrorism is ‘people revolt’ and terrorists are ‘rebels’. 

Indeed! This priceless Supreme Court logic, derived from subaltern academics like Ramachadra Guha and Nandini Sundar, and from activists like Swami Agnivesh, Mahasweta Devi, Sandeep Pandey – Naxal sympathisers all, holds equally good for jihadis and their sympathisers Arundhati Roy, Gautam Navalakha and Ram Puniyani.

The Supreme Court and Nandini Sundar are equally guilty of dehumanizing the police force, the SPOs and the ordinary people in relief camps killed by the Maoists by making their deaths invisible and inconsequential. 

By Supreme Court reasoning, the rioting Muslim mobs in Mumbai’s Azad Maidan, in Chennai, in Kolkata and in Amdavad should also be termed ‘people revolt” because these rioters also claim they had rhyme and reason; these riots too were the result of “manifest injustices” which the Muslim community, seeking refuge behind the Supreme Court, pointed to as being the cause for Ramzan riots.   

The only species to which Supreme Court logic does not apply is the Hindus of the country, Hindus of Gujarat in particular and Narendra Modi.
-       On 30 October, 1990, Mulayam Singh Yadav, both eyes fixed firmly on Muslim votebank, opened fire against Srirama bhaktas in Ayodhya on the banks of the sacred Sarayu River
-       Lalu Prasad Yadav dismissed the jihadi genocide of Hindu men, women and children in the Sabarmati Express as “only karsevaks were killed” and ordered a probe by Justice UC Bannerjee whose funny report exonerating jihadis was dismissed by the Gujarat High Court in 2006
-       Following faithfully in the footsteps of Indira Gandhi’s Home Minister Gulzarilal Nanda, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s Home Minister P Chidambaram ordered the midnight crackdown on Baba Ramdev and thousands of his bhaktas, ordinary Hindu men, women and children
-       While “people revolt” because of “manifest injustices” logic is applied to jihadis and Maoists, the same logic is not applied to Sadhvi Pragya and Swami Aseemanand and this is Hindu bhumi 

The twisted political discourse which influences government response to Hindu anger and judicial response to Maoist terrorism influenced the judiciary also in the case of the violent lawyer-police clashes on February 19, 2009.

While the five member bench which was constituted to enquire into the issue of pro-LTTE and pro-Prabhakaran slogan shouting lawyers who barged into a court in session and assaulted Dr.  Subramanian Swamy and litigants and visitors, did not hold even one sitting, another bench of the Madras High Court punished the police force by holding them in contempt of court. The then Chief Justice of India, KG Balakrishnan also held senior police officers responsible for the clashes and had them shunted out of office.

The prevailing public discourse in the country in government, administration and judiciary is – governments cannot act firmly against terrorists, rioters and even small-time petty anti-social elements if they belong to the Abrahamic minorities or if they are Maoists supported by those whom Arun Shourie labels ‘eminent’ subaltern historians and academics. Hindus have no right to anger against Abrahamic minorities operating from within the secularism armour, police have to grin and bear it when they are killed, when they are physically assaulted, when police stations are set on fire.

This perverted governing political ideology owes its existence in equal measure to Gandhi and Nehru. Gandhi who refused to go to Bengal when Hindus were burning in jihadi fire but went there when the fire had already burnt itself out and castigated Hindus for living in fear and allowing themselves to be raped and forcibly converted to Islam instead of committing suicide. Gandhi whose words had no impact on the Muslim League or the Muslims but who threatened to go on a fast-unto-death in Bihar’s Hindus continued to avenge the death of Hindus in Bengal.

Nehru who declared that the threat to post-vivisection Hindu India was not from communists, or Muslims who remained in India because they thought partition had left them with an unfinished agenda, but self-conscious political Hindus who understood the political objectives of the Abrahamic cults.

This political discourse has unleashed Christian missionaries upon the nation, has empowered the Muslim community through artificial mechanisms like the Sachar Committee report and Equal Opportunities Commission, has kept J&K perennially on the brink, has pushed the country’s North-east into the arms of the predatory church, has disempowered ordinary Hindus educationally, economically and politically, has created dangerous Muslim majority and Christian majority regions not only in Kerala after 1947, but now in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

It is this perverted political governing principle called politics of minority-ism which has given birth to this new multi-headed monster called anti-Hindu, anti-police, anti-establishment Tamil-Tamil Muslim-Tamil Christian-Maoist alliance in Tamil Nadu politics. The Tamil secessionist movement in Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka is supported openly by the brown church, covertly by the Generic Church, while Muslims watch alertly from the sidelines to take away their piece when the church makes its final push for secession.

Continuing anti-Kudankulam protests, that SP Udayakumar is still loose, lawyers-police violent clashes, negative trends in the judiciary, government control and impoverishment of Hindu temples, growing visibility of beef in Tamil Nadu, depleting cattle wealth... are all indices of Hindu disempowerment which is proportionate to the growing ascendancy of the Abrahamic cults. These are also manifest symptoms of a tectonic imbalance in religious demography.

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