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Demonetization: The Ultimate Weapon against Black economy


The black money is a much bigger problem than what appears to it. It provides a fertile ground for all the anti-social and anti-national activities like illicit drug menace, prostitution rackets, human trafficking, arms smuggling, kidnapping, fake currency (FICN), terrorism, destabilizing governments through espionage, etc. The sudden stop in the stone pelting in Kashmir is just one example of how the black money is used to destabilize the nation. The Telgi stamp paper scam was also a result of collaboration of politicians, mafia, police and press using the black money. So, if the money doesn’t leave a trail then it always gets involved in the black economy. The electronic transactions, on the other hand, will always have a potential to be tracked and hence, making it almost impossible to generate black money. So, there was an urgent and necessary need to end the black money using the kind of surgical action that our Prime Minister has taken. Indira Gandhi had told her finance minister YB Chavan in May 1971 that “the problem of black money can only be tackled through some person who feels very strongly about it.” (Declassified black money files of Prime Minister’s Office, no 37 (465)/71 PMS).

The black money in India has a long history and a person needs to keep a tab on not only mainstream media, but also international publications and publications like Wikileaks to gain an in-depth understanding of the issue. In 2009, the CBI revealed that the secret security template used to print currency notes introduced in 2005 had become compromised. In other words, the counterfeiters had managed to gain access to the intricacies of currency notes printing, including the special ink, paper, and other ingredients used in them. When asked whether the country was still using the compromised security template, the then CBI Director, Ashwini Kumar, had said “yes”.


Danger In North East: Christian Terror on one side, Islamist on the other

Danger In North East

The terrorists entered the market and started firing indiscriminately, and before anyone could know, dead bodies were scattered around and cries of carnage filled the air.

That would describe what happened in the Kokrajhar market attack on 5 August in Assam, or any recent Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)-style lone-gunman operation. However, it also draws similarities with the massacre carried out by the National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) at the Singicherra Bazaar in Tripura in 2002. NLFT – a Christian secessionist outfit had issued diktats against the celebration of Makar Sankranthi – the pan-India harvest festival. To punish those who dared to celebrate, NLFT terrorists entered the Singicherra market and shot dead 16 villagers. (16 shot dead by NLFT in Tripura – PTI, 13 January, 2002)

The Kokrajhar attack shows the revival of the old tactics by the North-Eastern secessionist outfits. It may also be indicating some new dynamics in the present changed political milieu of Assam. And it needs serious attention.

In the North-Eastern states, there is a pattern to secessionist terrorism. These terror forces are animated by the dangerously-flawed Marxist theory of linguistic racism. Every tribal language subgroup has been made to consider itself a separate ‘subjugated nation’ and wants to violently eliminate the ‘oppressing nation’. Missionary forces play no small role in creating this violent ethnic divide.


Burhan Wani-wali azadi? Leftists have succumbed to narrow view of Kashmir

Burhan Wani-wali azadi

From the discourse of the past two weeks on Kashmir, it would seem as if the people there have risen against India because of pellet guns. There is no doubt that these guns, used by the police and the paramilitary forces, have caused terrible injuries. Every act of cruelty undermines the legitimacy of the state even more, and fuels further radicalisation — and this is true of Kashmir as of anti-Maoist operations or operation against militants in the North East.

But it is also a fact that the security forces in Kashmir have had to deal with extremely hostile crowds. In the skirmishes of the last few days alone, over two thousand policemen and over one thousand personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have been injured. Two policemen have lost their lives, one of them after his vehicle was pushed into the Jhelum River from a bridge by protestors. One CRPF jawan, hit by protestors on his head with a brick, is in a critical state. Dozens of police stations and army posts have been attacked by frenzied mobs.

It is still understandable that in a display of anger against the Indian state, or because they support Burhan Wani’s vision, many Kashmiris came out to protest his death. But it is baffling why a section of leftists in India, who are advocates of azadi in Kashmir, would mourn the death of the commander of a terrorist organisation that has not only killed security personnel but unarmed Kashmiris as well, including many from the Hindu minority, in several cases dragging them out of buses and shooting them dead in cold blood.


Understanding the Violence in Valley!

Understanding the Violence in Valley

Insurgencies are like amoeba, constantly changing shape and size. What began as a territorial dispute between India and Pakistan in 1947 has, over time, undergone several metamorphoses. Initially it had socio-economic roots but later became part of a wider Islamic uprising masked by calls for ‘Azadi”. At present it is driven purely by a sense of outrage over impotence and revenge for security forces’ action against the militants.

…ever since the failure of an armed uprising, the domestic elements as well as Pakistan seem to have embarked upon a strategy of making Kashmir valley ungovernable.

Most analysts agree that the ‘insurgency’ in Kashmir began in 1988/89. But such is the close nexus between the proxy war by Pakistan and domestic unrest in Kashmir, that the two are virtually inseparable. The initial impetus was definitely provided by the happenings in Europe (fall of the Berlin Wall, disintegration of the USSR), but a long-term reason was the long cultivated myth of the ‘unique’ Kashmiri identity. This was due to the defensive reaction of the secular Indian State and its cynical exploitation by the West and Pakistan.

During the Cold War period, Kashmir could be used as a pressure point against a pro-Soviet Union India. The Afghan war against the Soviet occupation began winding down in the late 1980s. This was perceived as a victory for Islamist forces and the fighters freed from this war were directed towards Kashmir. Towards the early 1990s, Pakistan sought and got American support for its Kashmir venture as a sort of reward for its role in ousting the Soviet Union from Afghanistan. Insurgency in Kashmir was a virtual certainty in 1988/89.


India's Most Vicious Politician

Indias Most Vicious Politician 1

Some cameramen have the knack of catching the expressions of public figures that expresses their real self. They do it either with stills or get a clip from a video. The picture below describes best what makes up Sonia Gandhi (SG) – With her vicious expression!


Do You Know Your Sonia Gandhi And Rahul Gandhi? - Dr Subramanian Swamy

Do You Know Your Sonia Gandhi

Defamation case by Sonia Gandhi quashed and Do Know Your Sonia Gandhi? - Subramanian Swamy

Background of this topic:

Sri Narain Kataria against whom the INOC had filed a 100 Million USD case. Sri Narain is 78 years and has an indomitable spirit. You would remember that New York based Indian National Overseas Congress Inc. (INOC) has filed a lawsuit in the Supreme Court of the State of New York for $100 million against three prominent Hindu activists Narain Kataria, Arish Sahani and Bharat Barai for allegedly defaming UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi by releasing a full page advertisement in The New York Times during her October 2007 visit to the US.




The Police brutally lathi-charged a group of students in NIT University, Srinagar. And the crime of the students was that they dared to defy the local Kashmiri students who were celebrating the defeat of India in a cricket match. Their crime was that they dared to fly the National Flag and raise slogans of ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’.

Put this in perspective to the anti-India slogans raised just 2 months before in JNU, in the very heart of India, its capital New Delhi. Mr Sitaram Yechury, Mr D. Raja, Mr Arvind Kejriwal & of course the one & only Mr Rahul Gandhi, just to name a few, instantly scrambled to the JNU. They stepped over each other to show support by going to JNU & made lofty speeches on the ‘Freedom of Expression’ and how it was in danger of being muzzled, how the Constitution was being trampled upon and the spectre of Hindutva Fascism was now looming large over India.

Their outburst was against the barbaric Police action of registering cases against these righteous students, who were supposed to be the future of our nation and that too, on just a trivial issue of them raising slogans like-

*India tere tukde honge, Inshallah, Inshallah*; *India ki barbadi tak, Jung rahegi Jaari**Kashmir Ki Azaadi, *Ghar ghar se Afzal niklega*.

Moreover, this event was organised, on a very auspicious occasion of the ‘Martyrdom of Afzal Guru’, a terrorist sent to the gallows by the Supreme Court; surely a very honourable deed to celebrate such a distinguished personality, inside a foremost University. The virtuous students Shri Kanhaiya Kumar & Miya Umar Khalid were unjustifiably slapped with sedition cases & select media houses like the NDTV, CNN-IBN, India Today etc. telecast the episode non-stop, in such finery, glorifying Kanhaiya & Umar Khalid as the new youth icons & the government as being more repressive & intolerant than Adolf Hitler.