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Friday, January 2, 2009


The editorial written by Parampoojya Aniruddha Bapu (Dr. Aniruddha D. Joshi) for the ‘Dainik Pratyaksha’ issue dated December 23, 2008.

'Har Har Mahadev' we proclaimed and set about our 'satyagraha committed to
Heartiest congratulations to all the men-women-children who did the
purushartha by observing all or even some of its points upto the 14th of December.
We talked about the answer to the question 'What next?' then; and that is
what we are going to do this moment again.
Pakistan has a democratically elected government. The co-operation shared by
Mr. Zardari's party operating in the name of Mrs. Benazir Bhutto's name and Mr.
Nawaz Sherif's party, is what the existence of this government solely depends upon.
Moreover, Mr. Zardari has neither the required political maturity nor a profound
study of the circumstances and more importantly nor even the tact to win over a
solid popular backing. Mr. Nawaz Sherif on the other hand, has extensive experience
apart from the advantage of commendable relations with leaders of other nations.
The way Mr. Nawaz Sherif puts these aspects to use, will decide the course of many
events to come. Also I.S.I. the secret organization of Pakistan and some military
officers of Pakistan will go to any extent to grab power and take full control; and for
the purpose, what they need is a situation that will necessarily result in war.
If, yielding to international pressure, the democratic government of Pakistan
decides to co-operate with India, not only will the war be averted but all potential
causes of war too will be rendered ineffective, which fact the I.S.I. is fully aware of.
Besides, what the I.S.I. knows better than any other body is that India is not in the
least an aggressive, war-hungry or an imperialist nation.
....Should such a situation arise, the democratic government will gain steady
ground in Pakistan - another fact that the I.S.I. and the opportunist military officers
see clearly; which is precisely why they are going all out to impede co-operation
between India and the government of Pakistan. The results of these efforts on their
part are now beginning to bear fruit.
Now, bogged down under pressure both from the I.S.I. and the popular trend
of thought, the government of Pakistan is now forced to retract even the so-called
anti-terrorist measures taken. Actually speaking, the popular trend of thought is in
no way spontaneous, it has been rigged by the I.S.I. The mass media of Pakistan too,
for different reasons, are engaged in making allegations against India. Despite the
existent democratic system, they too have sold off their positive approach along
with the freedom of press.
So then, the war is now more or less inevitable.
The Indian politicians and the Indian government have, exhibiting abundant
tolerance, restraint and political maturity, carefully taken every measure to avert war.
It is however, more than obvious that India is not going to get any co-operative
response whatsoever from Pakistan. Therefore all that remains now, is to arrive at a
specific moment for an attack, based on the talks and recommendations with
international friends.
With the attack on Mumbai, Pakistan's undeclared war against India cooking
for years now, culminates into an outright and open war.
It is indeed imperitive for India to take stringent steps because if India adopts
a linient or indulgent policy, the I.S.I. could bring about terrorist attacks in many
Indian cities and that it will surely end up doing. The destruction in that case would
be even more horrific and so not withstanding the consequences of war, it would
indeed be advisable for India to go to war.
Once the war begins, the strategies and plans could keep changing every
moment and along with them, the situation inside of the country and outside of it.
My dear sons of India-our motherland, in the articles that follow, we will talk
about the international trend of thought, study the situation within the country in
the event of war and also discuss the measures to be taken in the event.
*(Friends, why is the Indian government dillydallying the launch of war? or
why is it resorting to a policy of unwarranted restraint in the matter? would be
questions that come up for many.
But that is really not the case! Not at all! As a matter of fact, India and all other
thoughtful international bodies are well aware that if such a war happens, it is going
to be the first ever war on earth between two nations possessing nuclear weapons.
This fact calls for appropriate and bilateral caution and care regarding 'nuclear arms'
at every step. And the point is, the Indian government is putting the available time to
this prudent use.)


The editorial written by Parampoojya Aniruddha Bapu (Dr. Aniruddha D. Joshi) for the ‘Dainik Pratyaksha’ issue dated December 24, 2008.

That Pakistan is the chief supporting structure of the terrorist network in the
world, has fully convinced every single nation in the world, right from the United
States to any small nation.
Owing to the terrorist activity in the region near its border, China too would
rather stay away from 'this nuisance'. However, owing to the gigantic ambition in
every field on the part of both China and North Korea, they feel compelled to be
one up on the United States, India, Russia and the European Union and in every
field again. In order to achieve this China also finds it essential that the United States,
India, Japan and the European nations be subjected to constant uncertainty and this
is precisely what binds the devious triad China-North Korea-Pakistan together.
China wants to become the topmost military and economic power in the
world; North Korea wants to gulp down South Korea and then top up if possible,
this satisfying meal with morsels of the neighbouring nations as well. As for Pakistan,
it nurses a wish to banish the superiority and the authority of Saudi Arabia and grab
sway at a different and more comprehensive level.
The ambitions of all of these three nations thus converge in the same
direction; besides one does not stand in the way of the other, which is the one main
reason that keeps them together. It is in fact their need.
Moreover, that India ought to attack and put Pakistan in its place, is not only
India's need but also that of the United States, of Saudi Arabia and the European
Union. Owing to the fact that both Russia and Japan have a very clear idea of China's
plans, not to mention the fruits of terrorism that Russia has had to taste, they are
very keen on thwarting China's ally.
In order to conserve its position on the political scene, Saudi Arabia has to
mutely toe the line that India and the United States adopt.
....and it is precisely these circumstances or rather the fact that the pieces have
fallen in these respective places at this particular moment, that all of these nations
not only give consent to the 'surgical strike' by India but are even willing to co-operate
in the matter.
....and this is precisely why Pakistan's nuclear equipment need not at all
intimidate India. Also, one single nuclear weapon launched by the rash military officers
of Pakistan against India will activate all nations possessing nuclear weapons, except
China, in India's favour.
....and this is precisely what the Pakistan government fears as much as the
senior military officers and the I.S.I. Therefore this kind of an act is what only the
terrorists, who do not foresee this fact, could do. However, the irony of the present
times is that it has become a must for the Pakistan military to see to it that such an
act does not happen.
Although experts comply with this opinion, we cannot be ignoring the fact
that a number of terrorist have spread their limbs in various regions of Pakistan
which causes the United States and Saudi Arabia to exert enormous pressure on
Pakistan in India's favour and until the end of war.
Although destroying terrorist camps, bases in Pakistan and in Pakistan occupied
Kashmir remains the prime objective of this 'surgical strike', it is very much the desire
of the United States, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Russia and the European Union that India
should go ahead and liberate Baluchistan and not restrict itself to it.
Actually speaking the liberation of Baluchistan could work in favour of the
rest of pakistan and in other words in favour of the democratic government as well
because Baluchistan has proved to be nothing but a nuisance for Pakistan over the
past so many years. But then, should Baluchistan be liberated, the boundaries of
Pakistan would change in such a way that the equations relating to the intimacy of
the terrorists with Pakistan would be upset and as a result it would not be as easy
for Pakistan to give shelter and support to terrorists as it is now.
Moreover, both Pakistan and the Pakistan media are very much aware that
no nation in the world will so much as take note of the uproar that they have stirred
up. But then they have to keep making crude remarks against India just to boost
the morale of the people of Pakistan or in other words, to win their support.
The Indian Airforce is going to play a major role in this war and so Pakistan
too is looking to ready its airforce. Pakistan cannot hope to procure extra fighter
planes and allied weapons from any nation except for China and if at all China has
the guts to do so, it will be inviting infinite trouble on the economic front. Should
India, the United States and the European nations decide to ban entry of Chinese
goods even for three months, there could be tremendous upheaval in China. And
China obviously does not want to invite this hassle, at least not now. But China will
for sure, extend as much help as it can through the back door merely in order to
maintain friendship with Pakistan; but again only until it gains strong ground in the
economic field. The moment China gains total economic independence with the help
of the South American countries and Africa, China can turn extremely mean and
that is what it is going to be. If it so happens that China encounters no obstacle in
its path, it can attain this position in a mere five year period and in that case, curbing
China's ambitions will prove an extremely difficult task.
Therefore as India immobilizes China's bosom pal, it becomes imperative for
the United States and the allies to take Russia into confidence and wipe out the
authority of China as also the terrorist impact in the South American countries and
in Africa. But then here again India needs to act the mediator as neither the Latin
American nations nor the African nations would want to put complete trust in the
United States and that is precisely where India and Russia could prove useful.
The meet of Indian ambassadors to 122 nations that the Indian minister for
foreign affairs called, was not merely to hand over proof pointing to Pakistan's
terrorism; it was definitely for exploring various ways of co-operating with the nations,
who pledge to support India. This meet is a fruit of the prudence exhibited by the
Indian government, the ruling and the opposition parties and the senior government
officials of India. Further, it is also proof that India has now mastered the skill of
making use of an available opportunity. Now what India needs to urgently master,
is to create an opportunity where it does not exist i.e. promote goodwill and cooperation
in its favour in the Latin American and the African countries.
As all of these events unfold, 'Parvez Musharraf' is the name we cannot lose
sight of because this person's political ambitions are boundless and they can take
flight at any moment. But for the present moment at least, the democratic
government of Pakistan, the Pakistan military and the I.S.I. are in no mood to shake
hands with Mr. Parvez Musharraf and the United States can make good use of this.
There now remains just the one person, who can save Pakistan from
destruction and that is Mr. Nawaz Sherif. Had Mrs. Benazir Bhutto been alive, this
would have been easier. the politicians and the military officers of Pakistan, wanting
to save their country, will have to call in Mr. Nawaz Sherif or if need be, even Mrs.
Bhutto's son (Bilawal Bhutto) and then plan the future line of action. The only fear
that looms large is, that if this does not happen, the power in Pakistan will pass over
once again to the reckless and hot-headed militant leaders. But then all said and done,
it is for Pakistan to decide.
There is absolutely no doubt that the war will happen. Therefore friends, in
the following article, let us study the effects of war. Every true Indian citizen must
indeed be aware of his responsibility, what good is it to merely shout slogans that
'we want war' and rejoice when war begins?

Sunday, December 28, 2008


The editorial written by Parampoojya Aniruddha Bapu (Dr. Aniruddha D. Joshi) for the ‘Dainik Pratyaksha’ issue dated December 25, 2008.

Watching shots from war movies and actually living the war are farther than
poles apart.
Talking war and making provocative statements do not require effort and that
is why there are a whole lot of people out there, who indulge in this kind of talk.
‘War’, be it of any kind, is best avoided as far as possible; says history standing
witness to the fact. However, when the destruction resulting from the avoidance of
war is far more horrific than that resulting from the aftermath of war, ‘war’ is the
inevitable option.
Diplomacy, mediation, dialogue, Bhagvan Shreekrishna did it all in the
Mahabharat as Mahaprabhu Hanumant did in the Ramayan, in order to avoid war.
Both Shreekrishna and Shreehanumant were well aware that the enemy they were
faced with was extremely devious and heartless and did not have the slightest repentance
over any wrong and yet these two great beings, epitomes of morality and
value, offered to Duryodhan and to Ravan respectively, a chance to avoid the war.
....and this precisely is the tradition of the Indian culture. the Indian culture is
basically not the warhungry or the aggressive kind; it considers ‘non-violence’ to be a
venerable principle in every way. However, submitting to those, who trample on the
principles of morality and non-violence is not the mindset of the Indian civilization
either. On the contrary, history tells us time and again that firm and strict action has
been taken against those, who kick around the principles of morality and non-violence.
The Shreekrishna, who seemed inclined to mediate, later, on the failure of
mediation, went on to instruct Arjun in no uncertain terms, ‘तस्मात् उत्तिष्ठ कौन्तेय युद्धाय कृतनिश्चय: l’ (‘So then rise Arjun, O son of Kunti, be determined and with firm
resolve, prepare for war.’).
In the present situation too, it is standing by its ancient culture and its values
that India has made its moves. Pakistan imposed four wars on India, in 1948, 1965,
1971 and 1999. Apart from these, Pakistan has brought about terrorist attacks in
various places in India and thus since 1980, i.e. over 28 years, kept fanning the
embers of unrest and uncertainty to keep them alive.
The attack on Mumbai just cracked the threshold of the Indian’s tolerance.
Many are under the wrong impression that it is the attack on ‘Mumbai’ that
has triggered this talk of war against Pakistan. Kashmir sees these sort of episodes
day in and day out but India never talked of war. So then why talk of war only now?
The issue that India is faced with, is not just Kashmir or Mumbai, it is that of
Pakistan’s continual policy of impeding India’s progress and for the purpose, of
constantly causing damage to India.
One might well say, ‘it has indeed been Pakistan’s policy to do so ever since its
birth i.e. since 14th August 1947.’ Then why does India feel the need to go to war now?
The answer is straightforward and simple - every single field in Pakistan is
passing over to the hands of terrorist groups.
The editorial written by Parampoojya Aniruddha Bapu (Dr. Aniruddha D. Joshi) for the ‘Dainik
Pratyaksha’ issue dated December 25, 2008.
The destructive terrorist activity not just in India but all over the world thrives
on energy sources that can be traced to Pakistan. What with the Taliban now
proclaiming clearly ‘we are with Pakistan’! So then Pakistan is no more a mere nation,
it is a training school for international terrorism. And India is going to bear the
maximum brunt of this.
And so it is extremely essential that India takes action against it.
During the period spanning the beginning upto the end of war, air attacks are
a distinct possibility. If war is avoided for fear of these attacks, there might not be
any air attacks; but then is it really possible that Pakistan would on its own, give up
causing bomb blasts and terrorist attacks all over India like it did in Mumbai? Not at
all. Therefore it would be relatively easier and advisable to face the ‘the known devil -
the danger of war’
Or else, these products of the terrorist school of Pakistan will keep causing
bomb blasts and other destruction and then no Indian would be sure that a fellow
Indian leaving home in the morning will return home safe in the evening.
Repeating the mistake that India did with regard to China in the period 1960-
1962, and that too where Pakistan is concerned, amounts to making a public declaration
that India fails to learn from history. Deceived by the crafty false pretences and
treaties (the Panchasheel) of China, India invited a very difficult situation hindering
its progress upto three whole years.
The late Mrs. Indira Gandhi ensured that such a mistake never be repeated
and this is what we owe India’s present galloping progress to. At the time, no other
nation except Russia supported India whereas today several nations afflicted by
terrorism stand firm and strong to support India.
The United States never wants war on its own soil and that is a fact in history.
However, terrorist activity has long since scrapped this norm of the United States.
So then statements like the United States are imposing its own war on to India,
reducing it to a mere puppet’ only go to imply political immaturity.
The India of today is by no means young and so incompetent and helpless
like it was in 1962,
India’s military and economic strength does not at all depend on American
thanks to its position in the international political and the economic scene, the
United States just cannot tie down India like they tied down Pakistan.
The capacities of the politicians of Pakistan and that of its officials stand no
comparison at all with the democratic politics in India and the prudence of government
officials belonging here. Therefore, any step that India takes counting on the backing
by the United States, cannot amount to fetters for India.
If India did launch the ‘surgical attack’ as stated in yesterday’s article, it would
become essential for every Indian citizen to extend support to the Indian government
and to the Indian army. India has indeed done it during the wars that happened in
the past. However, the wars of the past and the war in the times to come, differ
greatly in their technique and principles.
To destroy the bacterial attack on the body is inescapable if we wish to survive.
Antibiotics have harmful side effects. But then antibiotics have to be taken in order
to cure the disease and that too despite its ill-effects, which is indeed appropriate.
90% of the times, there are no harmful side effects and many a times they are
negligible. Only if the head is safe, i.e. only if life or the vital aspect is salvaged, can we
think of secondary issues. No matter if five hundred turbans tear or five hundred
hair are pulled out, it is the head that is of vital importance and so must be cared for.
What can the ordinary Indian citizen do?
1) In the first place, pray that the war be averted and in the event that it is not,
pray that India win.
2) Do the A.A.D.M. course, i.e. acquaint himself with ‘what to do in the event of
disaster’ as it is not only owing to war but to terrorist activity that this course
has now become a necessity.
3) Refrain from being part of every such statement or propoganda that poses
threat to the cordial relations and unity within the country.
4) Keep needs to the minimum during the war period.
5) Not waste foodgrains.
6) Co-operate with the government by way of blackouts, the citizens’ awareness
cell, etc.
7) Co-operate with the police force and the fire brigade teams in every area and
most importantly not crowd at the site of disaster as this hinders the tasks of
these rescue teams. However, do extend as much help and co-operation as
they ask or expect of you.
8) Be it a government service, service in the private sector or a private business
organization, it is very important to keep at one’s job conscientiously. It is a
needof the war times. This automatically eliminates many probable lapses.
9) During the war period, what emerges as a factor of prime importance, is the
citizens’ discipline in everyday life. Right from queues for buses to queues at
the ration shop and queues at the railway station to queues at the temple,
observing discipline is every civilian’s ‘war-time duty’.
10) Neither fall prey to rumours nor spread any.
11) Contribute to the best of your ability to the Indian armed forces fund.
12) Keep in mind that just like the war has a beginning, it has an end as well and so
live the time spanning over this period with ‘faithful and firm endurance’ i.e.
without wavering in any way.
13) Not lose sight of the time-tested truth ‘Fear always dogs the fearful’ and keep
himself and others free of fear. This rules out the generation of any ‘mass
hysteria’ whatsoever.
There are a few other issues apart from these. Talking about them would be in
order, only if and when the need arises.
My dear sons of India-our motherland, alert is the word!

Sunday, December 7, 2008


Mumbai, the political capital of a large state that goes by the name of Maharashtra and
the financial capital of the entire Indian nation.
‘The most prosperous and favourite child of India and the favourite queen of the state
of Maharashtra’ was the epithet the late Acharya Atre, one of Maharashtra’s most famous
litterateurs and dramatists, used to describe Mumbai during an election gathering.
But today, the entire world has seen the extremely pathetic condition to which Mumbai
has been reduced; every resident of Mumbai has actually experienced it, India’s armed
forces and the Mumbai police have borne the brunt of it. But, just where do we go from
here on?
What actually happened in Mumbai in those 54 hours was more frightening than what
happened on 9/11 in the US.
If the intensity and magnitude of the attack is to be decided merely by the number of
people killed, then it is going to be a very difficult proposition indeed. Certain situations
are such where it is more important to take into consideration the ‘qualitative’ aspect
rather than the ‘quantitative’ aspect.
People who have been witness to and survived the carnage that took place at the Taj,
the Oberoi and the CST have already started going about openly narrating what actually
took place. That these people, who have lived under the shadow of death and actually
stared at death in the face, cannot be branded as rumour mongers and brushed aside,
is what the Government of India and of the state of Maharashtra had better realize.
Because, till now, the terrorist attacks had been largely perpetrated in public places,
such as in trains, buses and offices, this class of people, which had been suffering, did
not, barring the elections, hold any regard or value for the politicians. But this time
round, the people who have died are from the upper echelons and extremely wealthy
sections of society and their next of kin and relatives are, unlike the medium class
people, are totally unafraid of the politicians, the people in power, and the Government
officials and it is they who are full-throatedly revealing the factual position before the
entire world. This elite class has got a contact network that is bigger and wider than
that of any TV channel or newspaper and it is for this very precise reason that they
have been able to reach across to a large section of the elite class Indians not only in
India but across the world and, as a result, they have now come to know about the
unprecedented destruction and loss of lives that took place. This class of people which,
inspite of being extremely influential, was generally indifferent to terrorists, acts of
terrorism and the administrative set-up of our country, has now, in an instant, with the
fear of the shadow of death meandering over their own heads, found their sensibilities
ignited and have taken it upon themselves to put pressure wherever required.
Along with this elite class, every common man of India too has been outraged by this
dastardly act, and the common man is not scared, but is rising in anger and if these
developments are not taken cognizance of by the politicians, not only the people of
India, but destiny itself will never ever forgive them.
Mumbai is a city which has time and again borne the brunt of mindless acts of terrorism,
and whose destruction is of prime interest to the enemies of India and no single Indian
would ever accept any apathy or insensitivity towards Mumbai.
In the annals of India’s celebrated history, the Taj Mahal Hotel has come to become a
symbol of every Indian’s pride. It was built by Sir Jamshetji Tata by cocking a snook at
the British and for the past 105 years continued to stand there, as if disdainfully. The
same Taj Mahal Hotel was linked to another landmark - The Gateway of India - built
during the days of the struggle for independence for welcoming the then British Emperor,
which name has been retained even after independence.
The Heritage Taj, which stands facing the Gateway of India was virtually reduced to
rubble by a mere handful of terrorists.
Post 9/11, the Government of the United States of America immediately took stern
steps and it is because of this, that in the last seven years several planned terrorist
attacks were unveiled and preempted before any damage could be done. But for that,
was required an extremely strong political will and that is precisely what is being put to
I haven’t the slightest doubt about the capability of our three armed forces, the Indian
intelligence system and the Police; rather, I have tremendous faith in them.
After getting the backing of the then Hon. Prime Minister of India, the late Smt. Indira
Gandhi’s knowledgably discreet, competent and mature political leadership, the valour
and raw courage that General Maneckshaw and the three armed forces displayed,
continues to flow in the veins of the armed forces with the same intensity and force.
The time has now come for action, action & action.
But from whom is the action expected? from the Government of India, but, of course.
If the Government of India were to confine itself to merely using strong words and
indulging in rhetoric, deporting envoys or suspending bilateral talks, India will not only
become a laughing stock before the world, but, in time to come, will fall prey to even
more dastardly acts of terrorism.
This act of terrorism definitely has had the firm backing of Pakistan and, therefore,
India should not show any leniency towards Pakistan.
If words are not translated into actions, the following seven things will occur:
1. The confidence of Pakistan’s ISI will receive a boost and will embolden them to step
up terrorist attacks on India;
2. It will become easy for Pakistan’s give and take relationship with China and North
Korea to open more avenues and consolidate the arrangement;
3. If during this period, Iran were to join hands with them, the situation could well go out
of hand and this possibility cannot, by any stretch of imagination, be ruled out;
4. If Pakistan is allowed more time, the likes of Osama will increasingly start offering
help to Pakistan;
5. If Pakistan is not stopped in its tracks by India and Iran by the United States of
America, certain countries and groups of the Middle East and Africa will join them in
the confrontation;
6. There is a giant possibility of labeling these terrorists as heroes not only in India but
all over the world by few groups; and if India does not take stern steps, such hero
worshipping by innocent, impressionable young minds may actually lead them, in large
numbers, on the path of terrorism and then, this will not be a mere spark but a major
7. Those wielding political power in India will forever lose the faith and confidence of
not only the people of India but also those of the friendly nations, and India, which
presently boasts of a prosperous and vibrating economy, will be transported back to
the decades of the sixties and seventies of the 20th century, as a backward economy.
The need of the hour is for everyone to join hands and come together; and political
parties should throw those politicians who merely care for political gain and opportunism,
into gutters.
The United States of America and Britain have always stood by the principle of ‘First
Country then party’. This is the singular necessity of India today.
In a democracy, the ruling party is not always entirely responsible for success and
failure. The opposition is equally responsible, because it is their duty to oppose any
wrong doing by the party in power by bringing to bear tremendous pressure through
the people of the country and it is actually possible for them to do so.
If the political parties (both those in power and in the opposition) fail this time round and
in their bid to indulge in vote bank politics, take any immature stand, the entire nation
will rise in anger and without any bomb being detonated or any bullet being fired, all
these self serving and unpatriotic politicians will be quietly swallowed, as if by a python.
The mantra ‘Do or Die’ is once again the dire need of the nation. Not only that, “Victory
shall be ours and death unto you”
shall be our motto.
My dear Shraddhavan friends, the time has come for every son and daughter of India
to make up their minds like soldiers and if the need arises, to be ready to make
themselves available to the Indian Government and the Indian armed forces for any
kind of work that may be required of them.
“I AM READY” should be the pledge of each of my friends.
It appears that destiny has entered into an agreement with India, that the first few
attacks on the witch, that is the Third World War, be made by India.



In the course of the editorial series based on the verses of the Sunderkand, it so happens that we have before us today, the 194th verse.
अब बिलंबु केही कारन कीजे l तुरत कपिन्ह कहुँ आयसु दीजे ll
कौतुक देखि सुमन बहु बरषी l नभ ते भवन चले सुर हरषी ll१९४ll
(Explanation: “What are we waiting for? Let the vanar soldiers be instructed right away.”
On this, the divine beings bestowed abundant showers of flowers from the skies and
returned to their respective lokas)
That the parameshvar has arranged to place before us, this particular verse, is in
itself profoundly significant. Till today 371 articles have discussed 193 verses and in
numerical sequence and this obviously cannot be human design or even a mere coincidence
- no, not at all.
The question that every Indian is now faced with, is ‘What next?’
What does India plan to do now and what ought India to do?
What must we Indians do now and what ought we to do?
I am putting forth for my own contemplation, answers to all these questions,
answers that I am convinced about: Take them or leave them; it does not matter to Me
at all.
1) The political circles in Pakistan are feeling tremendous pressure, unrest as also a
sense of insecurity.
What exactly do the spokespersons of Pakistan intend to convey by blowing
the trumpet that Pakistan is a ‘nuclear power’?
Do they intend to intimidate India?
Why do they want to intimidate India?
Only because they are convinced that India’s mind set now is very much
inclined to launch an attack.
2) It is for this very reason that Pakistan is looking to pressurize the United States.
‘In the event that India declared war, we would be compelled to withdraw all our
troops stationed in the northern regions to battle (?) the Taliban, which in turn
would endanger the American presence in Afghanistan’, so say the governing
powers in Pakistan, the spokespersons of the ISI and also the military officers.
The secret hope of Pakistan is that when the United States is pressured, it
will eventually dissuade India from war.
3) However, the truth clearly differs from reality and that is how it is always going to
As for this moment, irrespective of whether India declares war on Pakistan
or not, terrorist organizations are bound to take over Pakistan. It is only a matter
of time, it could be a few days or may be a few months.
That the charge of Pakistan will pass over to the hands of terrorist
organizations, became certain and inevitable the very day Benazir Bhutto was
What remain now, are mere formalities.
4) The point is, it is Pakistan that poses real threat to Afghanistan as well as to the
United States because Pakistan has welcomed these terrorist guests with open
arms and indulged them. So, if India and the United States have to avert the
unfortunate events in the coming times, Pakistan will have to be taught a lesson.
5) The tiger is after all a tiger and will tear down its prey, you may face him straight,
you may try getting soft or show reverence if you will. So then does it not make
more sense to gun it down and destroy it? This is the policy that the United States
knows better than any other nation.
6) As Draupadi’s honour was being violated openly and publicly in the court, her
shameless, disgraceful and thick-skinned husbands sat still, their heads hanging. It
was this misplaced and exaggerated notion of the supposed morality on the part
of the Pandavas that forcibly reduced Dharmaraj Yudhishthir to a jester, who
entertained (by his game of dice) emperor Virat, Bheem was compelled to clear
leftovers in the kitchen, Arjun had to play effeminate and Nakul-Sahadev had to
clean up the faeces of animals.
And now, with Mumbai’s honour so humiliated, abused and violated, if
India is going to adopt the behaviour of the Pandavas, is the fate of the Pandavas
not going to be slammed on it?
7) The ordinary Indian however, is in no mood to follow the footsteps of the
Every Indian citizen today, is in the mood reflected in the verse mentioned
above - viz. ‘What are we waiting for? May the vanar soldiers be instructed right
away’. And exactly like the verse says, the Paramatma too is ready to bestow flowers
from the skies.
8) However, merely launching an attack on Pakistan will get us nowhere. India will
simultaneously have to make certain implementations within the country too.
As a doctor, this, I can understand and explain very well. In order to destroy
the bacteria that enter into a part of the body from the outside, what is necessary
is the attack in the form of antibiotics and if need be, a surgical intervention to
drain the pus. But then in such cases it is equally or rather even more essential that
the patient strengthen his own power of resistence (immune system) and healing
power. If this does not happen, the bacteria is bound to enter into many different
parts and create abcesses.
This is precisely what occurs in case of AIDS. The AIDS virus completely destroys
power of resistence and the patient’s healing power and so he constantly and
repeatedly suffers from various diseases and infections.
9) So then how exactly do we go about enhancing the internal power of resistence
and healing power of India?
a) The internal security machinery of India could, after a meticulous and
thorough scrutiny and check, take the help of the ordinary Indian citizen
because the powers of observation of the ordinary citizen does many a
time, yield amazing evidence. Eg. The results of the keen observation by
the fishermen as relevant to the events last week.
b) The police commissioners of big metros like Mumbai could be granted
extensive powers within the framework of the Indian constitution and
their freedom or discretion within defined limits be increased as may be
necessary. The instance of misbehaviour on the part of one sole police
officer need not imply that the entire police force is useless. Moreover, I
personally have complete faith in the patriotic sentiment of every common
Indian citizen, every Indian soldier and every Indian police officer.
It is very essential now to undo the knots of legal restrictions that
bind the hands, the rights of the police force.
I do not understand the law. What I do understand for sure is that it
is an imperative need of the hour to set aside the egoistic beliefs of one’s
party and institute the ‘POTA’ or at least a similar stringent and severe legal
means. If the existent laws were adequate, a metropolis like Mumbai would
never have been subjected to the 59 hours of horror.
Shree Hemant Karkare, Shree Vijay Salaskar, Shree Ashok Kamte
and other police officers and commandos lost their lives; it is their bodies
that are not with us; the light in their heart still lives and lights up the hearts
of innumerable police constables, officers, soldiers and commandos of
All that is needed is a healthy and strong political will.
c) What can we ordinary citizens of India do?
You could keep writing letters, keep making calls and keep sending
SMS to corporators, M.L.A.s, M.P.s and leaders you come in contact with
and irrespective of the political party they belong to, keep doing it, bombard
them. Also convey to the police force and the armed forces by democratic
means of course, your support and appreciation.
You could urge your friends and relatives to do the same.
You can do this for sure and you can do it at your personal level.
There is no need to stage marches, shout in praise or boo or make a scene
of any kind.
Pick up your phones and start conveying your message, i.e. your
opinion to politicians you have come in contact with; pick up your pen and
write to politicians and newspapers, letters that express your thought; your
fingers drum the keypad to SMS for T.V. programmes - now let your fingers
drum the keypad to send the SMS for India - your motherland, this time
again to politicians and newspapers.
Make use of your e-mails only in the service of India your motherland
as in a democracy, the opinion of the people, is the most effective weapon.
You do feel the fire blazing inside you, don’t you? Keep on expressing
it but by such democratic means. The governing persons in power are
neither your ruling kings, nor your masters. They are your representatives
and are dependent on you; let them know it, convey explicitly that you
know it.
10) On the coming Thursday, 4th December, let us all recite the Dattamalamantra
and offer a prayer for the safety of India and the peace of the martyrs.
11) If you have risen and are awake, set about the above mentioned tasks right away.
All men and women! Do wear a black band of cloth or of paper on your person,
from this very moment upto the early hours of Friday.
You may well ask, what good is this black band? This black band is meant
to express grief but also to keep you alert. This black band will keep alerting you
as well as the one, whose eyes fall on it, that you have certain duties to fulfil.
12) As for those, who do not believe in the existence of the parameshvar and so do
not wish to recite the Dattamalamantra, can very well chant ‘Jai Hind’ or even
‘Vande mataram’ can’t they?
My dear shraddhaavaan friends, in other words My friends who love India their
motherland, do recite the Dattamalamantra. In case you are not familiar with it, recite
‘Om Kripasindhu Shreesainaathaaya namah’ and offer it at the feet of our motherland,
As for me, I am already at it.


India did submit to the government of Pakistan, officially and urgently, a list
of terrorists residing in Pakistan and bringing about destruction all over the world
and executing terrorist attacks in India.
India gave Pakistan a time period of seven days to hand over these terrorists.
However, slime, conspiracy and deviousness being the mastered skills of
Pakistan, this nation has officially refused to do so and in no uncertain terms. It has
on the contrary, reacted with a baseless and self-serving allegation that the terrorist
attacks of 26th November were a joint conspiracy hatched by India, the United
States and Israel.
Moreover, it is indeed pointless expecting any political prudence from Mr.
Zardari, who is better known as ‘Mr. ten percent’, i.e. by his identity as a middleman.
Also, where international politics is concerned, it is mandatory to adhere to certain
norms in order to avoid blame and that is precisely what India did.
And now it is Pakistan that has rid India totally of the responsibility of averting
The fact that Pakistan has nuclear arms need not worry us at all. In any case all
these nuclear arms, missiles and other sophisticated weapons are going to pass over
to the hands of Taliban, who is going to take charge of Pakistan. What will then
follow will be extreme horrific destruction and tumult that India, the United States,
Great Britain, Israel, France and Germany will have to suffer. It therefore becomes
imperative to pin down Pakistan, shake it to shambles and hand it over to prudent
and sensible leaders of Pakistan.
India has never harboured intentions of gulping down Pakistan and it never
will. Today however, India does indeed nurture the wish to squash Pakistan and as a
matter of fact, India must.
However, I appeal to My friends to mind well that this enmity exists between
India and Pakistan and by no means between the Indian Hindu and the Indian
Muslim. One would not even dream of doubting the patriotism and the loyal
dutifulness of the police commissioner of Mumbai, Shree Hasan Gafoor and Shree
Javed Ahmed - also belonging to Islam. Besides, I am more than sure that the Indian
Muslim is going to stand by India. The wars in the past have more than proved this
fact. The refusal of the Islamic clerics to allow the last rites of the terrorists to be
conducted, is indeed indicative of their patriotism and dutifulness.
Taking help of their secret supporters, Pakistan will in all certainty, keep striving
to bring about riots between the Hindus and the Muslims or even between the
Christians and the Muslims. It follows therefore that all of us Indians need to be very
alert and not allow this to happen.
Yesterday’s editorial discussed how we ought to set about our task. Let us now
go on to see, what we can do further.
1) Since all that is needed as far as the address of the chief minister and that of
the prime minister are concerned, your letters will reach them with a minimal
mention of the office, the post and the name of the city, keep on mounting
the pressure by adopting this one and also other measures spoken about
yesterday. - Victory will be ours, down with enemy!
2) Every Indian citizen must be alert as he goes about his daily affairs and
immediately inform the closest police station, if he came across a suspicious
article, a vehicle or a even a person who arouses suspicion by his demeanour.
3) Further, it is very important for every prudent citizen to ensure that
hearsay does not turn into rumour; for rumours spread like wild fire
and tend to incite the ‘mob’ to act reckless and misbehave to say the
least. The result could be destructive acts ranging from stampede to
stone throwing or the likes of these.
We must know and know well that at this moment, it is our prime
duty to ensure that the Indian police force does not find itself under
excessive pressure.

4) Our volunteers of the AADM and all the Upasana centres will remain in constant
contact with the police stations in their respective vicinities and will extend all
appropriate help. This will be done in a very disciplined manner not resorting
to any impulsive act or a risk that is uncalled for.
Like I have mentionned in the work ‘The Third World War?’, war is not
restricted to the borders of nations any more; modern techniques of warfare
have taken the war to the backyard of the commoner. This is also the reason
why I have put forth for My friends, this approach of co-operating with the
police force and mind you, this just has to be, considering the fact that the
police force is burdened with the mamoth task of ensuring security within the
country and that too with their scarce equipment and their scarce numerical
strength. Here again, the sentiment that ‘we are obliging the police force’ is
out of the question and totally wrong.
5) That small towns and villages located away from the Indian borders and coasts
do not really need to be alert is not only a misconception but a foolish and
suicidal notion.
This is so, because now on, small towns or apparently insignificant
locations (not only ports) along the extensive coast of India are all going to
become access points for Pakistan and its secret supporters in India. Major
deterrents like tight security measures are lacking in small towns and so they
will tend to target these apparently insignificant places and cause all the damage
This therefore calls for citizens of small towns too, to take all precaution
and be alert. Dilly-dallying and carelessness in the matter will result in grave
consequences, what the ‘Kaal’ (Time) will never pardon. So shraddhaavaan
citizens of small towns as well must necessarily co-operate with the police
force and contribute to the service of the nation.
6) In case India refrains from adopting a more stringent and more severe stand
until the early hours of Friday the 5th, what you ought to do the morning of
Friday onwards is, wear on your forehead or your arm, a white band or a white
handkerchief bearing the words ‘May Pakistan be destroyed’ in red ink. At
the same time, take to writing messages and letters with increased fervour and
in increased numbers.
7) In the event that the expected action is not taken until the early hours of the
7th, I Myself will commence the ‘satyagraha’.
This satyagraha will be done in complete peace, will be done through
totally non-violent means and will not exert any pressure whatsoever on the
This will be so because this satyagraha is in no way directed against the
Indian government, on the contrary it means to strengthen its hands; it does
not mean to corner the government or the police force, it will be done in cooperation
with them.
8) This satyagraha will span from the 7th to the 14th. If appropriate action is
indeed taken before the end of this period, tasks extending help will be taken
up. But then what about if nothing happens until the 14th? Well, why do I spill
it out now? But be sure, the path adopted will always be of co-operation,
never ever of non-co-operation.
9) How exactly will the satyagraha be observed?
a) With a one rupee coin in the hand, the person observing the satyagraha
(he will go by himself. There will not be a gathering or a crowd at any
cost) will go to the office of the local Grampanchayat, of the Zilla parishad
or to the local ward offices in cities and gives it as contribution towards
the ‘Indian soldiers’ fund’. He will do so by ‘insisting’ that the officers
present accept it. This ‘insistence’ on his part will be polite, calm and will
convey love. He will not expect a receipt for the contribution. Areas
where there is a prohibition on gatherings and crowds, respect and
abide by the law and avoid this gesture of contributing one rupee.
b) Also every person committed in the service to the nation shall make a
greeting card and send it on the address, ‘the minister for defence, the
government of India.’ Inside, all that this greeting card will bear is,
‘Pranam to India, our motherland’ and ‘Our best wishes to the Indian
c) Every person given in the service to the nation will personally visit the
home of the M.L.A or the M.P. of his locality and present a flower and
a sachet of udi each in expression of good wishes to the Indian
government and to the Indian army.
d) From the 7th to the 14th of December, every Upasana centre shall, in
small groups, recite the Ghorakashtoddharan Stotra for a minimum of
24 times everyday.
However, bear in mind that groups may comprise of not more
than 25 persons. Also it will be strictly ensured that the occasion is not
used for slogan shouting or as platform for political stunts of any kind
Following the recitation of the Ghorakashtoddharan Stotra, every
person present, shall sign below the mantra ‘Jai Hind’ written in large
letters. This paper bearing the Ghorakashtoddharan Stotra on the reverse,
should be sent to the government of India
e) Every Indian given in the service to the nation may, at least for one day
out of the seven spoken above, abstain from food (fast) for 14 hours,
from 7 in the morning to 9 in the evening. You can very well drink
water. The ‘pangs’ that you feel, will transform into great strength and
will prove effective.
Do not however, do the fast in groups and do not indulge in
display or show of any kind.
Let us read over and over again the above nine points and the 5 points relating
to actual action included in the 9th one and in accordance with them, let us do this
sacred satyagraha with love and in a disciplined manner.
The path of our satyagraha is in no way of non-co-operation with the
government. It has to be a ‘satyagraha of‘whole-hearted co-operation’ and so it will
certainly be.
I too, will be observing all that has been spoken about.
My dear shraddhaavaan friends, who love their nation, the ‘I’ refers to the
child of India My motherland; the ‘I’ refers to the child of Anasuya, Her child who is
very close to Her heart and the ‘I’ also refers to an obedient young warrior of the
Indian constitution.