An editorial in RSS weekly Organiser criticises Pakistan for again “raising the bogey of Kashmir” at the UN. Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that “non-resolution of the Kashmir dispute is the most persistent failure of the UN”, it says, arguing that Pakistan has been crushing people’s protests against Islamabad in PoK. The editorial says, “Forget about K [Kashmir], talk about POJK [Pakistan-occupied Jammu and Kashmir]”.
It quotes the chairman of the Anjuman Minhaj-e-Rasool, Moulana Syed Athar Hussain Dehlavi, who, according to the editorial, recently “toured POJK” and found that the people there want to be part of India, as they are distressed with growing extremism in Pakistan. “This transformation is a sign that the discourse on Jammu and Kashmir is set to change forever,” the editorial claims.
Noting that Pakistan has been bringing up the possibility of a plebiscite in Kashmir for decades, it says that J&K was never an issue of self-determination and that the choice was always between India and Pakistan. “The 1948 resolutions on Kashmir have lost both their validity and relevance,” it notes, adding that Kofi Annan, a former UN secretary general, has already clarified the matter’s futility in front of the Pakistani media. The Simla Agreement of 1972 further nullified any role for an international agency in the issue,
Arguing that the “K-word is no longer a currency in international politics”, it says that “freeing POJK from the illegal occupation of Pakistan is the only solution to end this longstanding issue”.
Orwell & Upadhyaya
An article in the Organiser says that though Deendayal Upadhyaya and George Orwell never met, “the rationale of their masterpieces, Integral Humanism and Animal Farm, were similar — to liberate the world from the ideological shackles of communism”.
Orwell was born in Motihari and since his father was in the British Imperial services, “he tasted Bharat’s river water”, the Organiser writes. According to the article, his Animal Farm and 1984 exposed Stalinism (communism) in its darkest form and was the “total denouncement of communism, which had pervaded the world and Bharat in particular”. “Orwell was out and out for Bharateeya thought, philosophy and culture”, and hence “he stands in comparison with Deendayal Upadhyaya”, an exponent of Integral Humanism. Upadhyaya exposed “bottomless Marxism, economically and otherwise” as he “saw the gullible people and the intellectuals of Bharat were getting cheated by the Marxist philosophy which was alien to human welfare”.
“If Deendayal Upadhyaya and George Orwell were to exchange their thoughts and ideals, the world would have been a much better place to live in,” the article claims.
Taking a dig at Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son, Rahul Gandhi, an article in the Organiser says that “there is a family in India that does nothing but still its assets register an increment of crores every month”. The Gandhi family has property worth billions in over a dozen cities, it alleges and asks: “The question is, how did both of them get so much property?”
It claims the newspaper, National Herald, launched by Jawaharlal Nehru in 1938, owns property worth Rs 500 crore in cities like Lucknow, Delhi, Mumbai and Bhopal. It alleges that following “fraud” and “criminal conspiracy”, the ownership of these properties was handed over to a company for a mere Rs 50 lakh. “Seventy-six per cent shares of this company are with Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi,” the article claims.
It continues to argue that in order to usurp National Herald’s property, the Congress gave a Rs 90-crore interest-free loan to Associate Journal, a company that earlier ran the newspaper and whose president is Motilal Vora, a senior Congress leader. “A political party receives funds through donations. It cannot give this amount on loan,” the article quotes BJP leader Subramanian Swamy as saying, and demands a thorough probe in the case. The case against this acquisition is pending in the court.
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