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An editorial in the Organiser slams scientists who recently returned their awards. “The next round of award returning spree has begun.

An editorial in the Organiser slams scientists who recently returned their awards. “The next round of award returning spree has begun. After literary czars, scientists and filmmakers, most of them with known political affiliations have entered the fray,” it says. Noting that people who oppose a ban on cow slaughter are demanding a ban on the RSS, it attacks scientist P.M. Bhargava for saying that “Bharat is on the way of becoming Pakistan”. The editorial says that since the 2014 elections, “certain sections of [the] elite” have been indulging in the “hypocrisy of creating divisive hype”.

Before the 2014 polls, many of these “eminent” personalities had appealed against voting for the Modi-led BJP and “tried to create international opinion against the pro-Bharat ideological position”. “When their desperate attempts failed miserably, they are up to new tactics now,” it says. Attacks on churches erupted as an issue during the Delhi elections, “hanging of terrorists like Afzal Guru” was made an issue during the J&K polls, and then “attacks on writers and beef-ban suddenly became national issues” during the Bihar elections. “All these patterns reveal the ideological intolerance of these sections towards all that is Bharateeya,” the editorial says.

Bangladesh Hindus

An article in the Organiser points to the poor condition of Hindus in Bangladesh and says that “in 1965, the then Pakistan government enacted a legislation called the Enemy Property Act, which was against the Hindus.” After the independence of Bangladesh, Hindus expected a revocation of that draconian law. The Sheikh Hasina government has scrapped the law and replaced it with a new legislation called “Return of Property Act”, but still “every Hindu household is facing a legal action”.

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“Properties of Hindus that were confiscated in the 1965 war under the Enemy Property Act are in possession of the leaders of the Awami League and they are reluctant to return them,” it says. Besides, the ruling Awami League leaders are “grabbing Math-Mandir property”. “Young girls are forcibly kidnapped, converted and married to Muslim youths,” it says, underlining that the “Awami League claims larger support of Hindus in the country”.

“The Hindus in Bangladesh are constantly subjected to exploitation, injustice and insult to their gods and goddesses,” it notes. Hindus have voted for the Awami League braving threats from the BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami, but the “Awami League is allowing the BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami leaders and cadre into their party”.

“The day is not far off when Bangladesh would become another country where there would be no Hindu left,” it notes.

‘Anti-India’ JNU

The Panchajanya cover story is on the Jawaharlal Nehru University, a place where it’s “a crime to talk about nationalism”, and “Indian culture is twisted”.

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“When the entire country worships Maa Durga, then crypto-Christian neo-Leftist students and professors celebrate Mahishashur Divas,” it says, noting that people here talk about the withdrawal of the army from “terror-affected Kashmir” and advocate for all kinds of anti-India activities.

The JNU was formed to spread “humanity, tolerance, thought process”, but it has strayed from its path since the beginning.

Its curriculum is completely dominated by leftist ideology, as several of its academic centres were instituted following a “conspiracy”.

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Several anti-national and separatist outfits from Kashmir to the Northeast and Maoist-hit areas receive support here. Delhi University Professor G.N. Saibaba, who was arrested for his Maoist links, was conducting his “anti-national activities” from the JNU.

The institution “celebrated the killing of 72 security personnel by the Naxals in Bastar in 2010… Anti-India slogans were raised during the Indo-Pakistan World Cup match,” it says.

Compiled by Ashutosh Bhardwaj

First published on: 04-11-2015 at 12:00:56 am
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