Monday, January 22, 2007

 

Loans: Should religion be a deciding factor?

Loans: Should religion be a deciding factor?
Applying for a loan? Your religion could become a deciding factor! The government has asked the Indian Banks' Association to set aside 6 per cent of the total loans given by the banking sector to members of the minority communities.

In a letter dated January 9, the banking division under the ministry of finance has told the IBA to examine a proposal to set aside 15 per cent of priority sector lending in all categories for minority communities.

The Bharatiya Janata party has termed this move 'vote bank politics' of the ruling Congress and has pointed out that viability, collateral security and creditworthiness of the borrower should be the criteria for loans disbursement.
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Just when you think reservation (read minority appeasement) can go no further, here comes this. And why do I keep getting surprised? As an outraged reader comments below the article:

"...Then it is going to be some roads of country reserved ONLY FOR minorities, Then some electricity connections reserved ONLY FOR minorities then, some cities reserved ONLY FOR minorities..."

Sunday, December 10, 2006

 

Muslims must have first claim on resources

Muslims must have first claim on resources

New Delhi, December 9: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said plans for minorities, particularly Muslims, must have the 'first claim' on resources so that benefits of development reach them equitably.

"We will have to devise innovative plans to ensure that minorities, particularly the Muslim minority, are empowered to share equitably the fruits of development. These must have the first claim on resources," he said in his address at the 52nd meeting of the National Development Council (NDC) in New Delhi.
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Last month, the Prime Minister favoured 'fair share' for minorities in government and private jobs as he spoke at the meeting of the National Commission for Minorities.
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Why limit the minorities to "first claim"? Make it "full claim". Though the way things are going, I won't be surprised to read such a news soon. And I was labouring under the illusion that Manmohan Singh was the Prime Minister of India, and not the PM for Minorities.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

 

Paswan wants job quota for all Muslims

Paswan wants job quota for all Muslims

NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 9: Union minister and LJP leader Ramvilas Paswan has demanded that all Muslims should be given reservation in government jobs, and backward Muslims should be given reservation in legislature too.
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Paswan said his party has deliberated upon the necessity and Constitutionality of reservations for Muslims and concluded in its favour.
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The LJP leader also joined the list of UPA members who are opposed to death sentence for Saddam Hussein. “LJP wants the Indian government to make all possible efforts to get the verdict reversed. We consider the sentence totally unjustified,” Paswan said.
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How much more blatant can he get? Why did we even have a partition? If Paswan had been there in 1947, there would have been no partition. There would be just one state--Pakistan. Guess all this is part of his efforts to unite the two countries into one. India? What's that?

Thursday, November 02, 2006

 

PM favours 'fair share' for Muslims

PM favours 'fair share' for Muslims

New Delhi, November 2: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday favoured a "fair share" for minorities in central and state government as well as private sector jobs.
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"It is essential that communal peace and harmony should be maintained and the minorities get a fair share in central and state government and private sector jobs," he told a conference of state minorities commissions in New Delhi.
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Promise them everything. Who stops them from studying and concentrating on education instead of identifying with jehadis? Not having a fair share is their fault. Look at the Parsis. They are an even smaller minority. How did they "grab" such an unfair share of the developmental pie? Change within and the world will change. Wait for the world to change and you will wait forever.

Monday, October 16, 2006

 

Lalu to move Supreme Court on Godhra

Lalu to move Supreme Court on Godhra

Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav on Monday hinted that the United Progressive Alliance government will challenge in the Supreme Court the Gujarat high court's verdict declaring the U C Banerjee Commission on the Godhra train blaze as illegal.
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On October 13, the Gujarat high court had declared as 'unconstitutional, illegal and void' the setting up of the U C Banerjee Committee to investigate the cause of fire in in S-6 coach of Sabarmati Express at the Godhra railway station in February 2002.
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Isn't it such a pity that our mighty pseudosecularists have none other than Lalu Prasad as their saviour? Don't the psecs feel embarrassed when their lofty ideals rest on the shoulders of the man-who-steals-from-cattle? The Banerjee committee indeed! A "fact-finding" mission to conclude that the kar sevaks set themsevlves alight to malign peaceful Muslims.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

 

Protesting for a killer

First Look: Protesting for a killer

Protestors took to the streets of Srinagar, demonstrating against the death sentence given to Jaish-e-Mohammed militant Mohammed Afzal, the mastermind of the December 13, 2001, attack on the Indian Parliament.
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Guess stomach-churning stuff like this can happen only in beloved India. And then, "their" patriotism should never be questioned. What a sick joke! The biggest irony will be that some of our most pseudosecular leaders will sympathise with these lunatics. One would think that had the attack on Parliament succeeded, maybe there would be some way bullets would avoid the pseudoseculars and strike only the "communal" leaders.

Well, well. Just when I thought this couldn't get worse. Chew on this:
J&K CM seeks clemency for Afzal

New Delhi, September 29: In a latest twist of developments, the J&K Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad spoke to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Mohd Afzal's death penalty, asking him to intervene in the matter.

The Chief Minister is also seeking presidential clemency for Afzal. ...

For once, I am speechless. What if... what if it had been Ghulam Nabi himself in the Parliament that day... Well, if ifs and buts were pots and pans, you know.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

 

Don't let terror tarnish Muslims: PM

Don't let terror tarnish Muslims: PM

New Delhi, September 5: Regretting that terrorism has created a wrong impression of radicalisation of the entire Muslim community, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday warned that the adverse consequences of the "prevailing insecurity" among minorities, especially Muslims, could be "extremely deleterious for our polity".

The responsibility to ensure that this does not happen lies squarely upon all of us," he said addressing the Chief Ministers' conference on internal security.
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Really surprising how many wrong impressions one can have of this particular community. The Holy Quran is misinterpreted, the words of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) are misinterpreted, and now acts of terrorism are being misinterpreted. A shame on the majority community for misinterpreting everything. Our pseud-secularists won't mind being blown to bits, but they don't mind dying of political correctness.

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