Apropos (Kerala Turns in to a Police State: Human Rights in Peril) Organiser, December 9, 2018, how sad it is that innocuous temple tradition is being subjected to an absolutely needless controversy. A temple is not a place for mere congregation of people like a park or cinema hall. The idol, consecrated atop a mantra-charged Yantra, emanates subtle and positive spiritual waves. The pro-Sabarimala temple entry activists and their supporters are silent on the prohibition of men into the ‘women-only’ temples of Attukkal and Chakkulathu-kaavu of the same Kerala. Now, can we expect the Courts get ‘equality’ to men here? Where will the country head for, if men too begin to agitate?
CV Krishna Manoj, Hyderabad
The Supreme Court order in Sabarimala case has become a weapon for the Communist-ruled state of Kerala. Just, it is not in their mind to implement SC order, but in the name of implementing the order they want to show to the Christian and Muslim countries and to the rest of world about break of Hindu customs and also tell that Hindu culture is completely zero. Will the Communists show the same determination and courage if order is against traditions of Muslims and Christians? The second important question arises why ritual puja of the temple has to be determined by the courts? The rituals and puja must be determined by the devotees, archakas and spiritual leaders, and not by the government agencies.
VS Lakshminarayana, Bengaluru
Apropos (Ayodhya: A Grand Hindu Awakening), Organiser December 9, 2018, Muslims destroyed 10,000 to 30,000 temples in India. According to scholars, the Muslims did not destroy temples for fun, but followed the divine teachings of Islam for idol worship is/was abomination/filth. Before destroying the temples in Indian subcontinent, Muslims had destroyed synagogues and churches in Europe, North Africa in their westward expansion. These were done to prove how mighty Islam was over other faiths. To prove the case in favour of the Hindus in Ayodhya, no archaeological testimony is needed. The very Islam’s view on Hindu mode of worship is enough.
SC Panda, Bhubaneswar
Shraddhanand Martyrdom Day
Swami Shraddhanand, the disciple of Dayanand Saraswati, was an icon of national integration against British regime. He was the only non-Islamic leader having been invited to address from the historic Jama Masjid of Delhi as unity-symbol of all Indians to fight for Independence of the country against British regime. His boldness to challenge the British police to fire on his bare chest in front of Town Hall at Chandni Chowk in Delhi, made
Congress party to gather round him for its Delhi session in the British era where leaders like Motilal Nehru, Dadabhai Noroji acknowledged him as bravest leader of those times. Hence, his martyrdom day should be declared as gazette holiday.
Subhash Chandra Agrawal, Delhi
Apropos (A Conceptual Cultural Nationalist), Organiser, December 9, 2018, surely Dr Ambedkar was a true nationalist, but he is phenomenally distorted by the pseudo secularists and the casteists because of selective references. He had integrating tendency even while making claims for the depressed classes. He even sought to incorporate the Muslims in the mainstream of the national life so much so that they belong to the same racial stock.
Rajesh Patwa, Bhopal
Department of Consumer Affairs should amend the rules whereby it may be compulsory to pack all commodities in true metric-spirit in units of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 gms or mltrs or ltrs or kgs or units only so that consumer may judge comparative prices of a commodity marketed by different companies. Any liberty to pack in units other than the suggested ones let the manufacturers to cheat consumers through gimmick packaging. Drug-manufacturers cheat consumers by packing commonly advertised medicines in eight per strip rather than normal ten because consumers judge prices per strip without realising number of lozenges per strip. It is necessary that suggested metric-system of packaging may be applicable on medicines also unless exemption is sought from competent authority for dose-wise administration.