Fear or Favour : India misuses Pakistani bowlers!

Fear or  Favour : India misuses Pakistani bowlers!

By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal

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CT20 cricket jokers: Indian cricket skipper Dhoni used Yasir Arafat
for big SIXes

Yasir Arafat is great Palestine name who fought for the freedom for
Palestinian people. Some Muslim parents gave this name to their newly
born children out of his great service to humanity.  But the same name
can be misleading if you do not know a Pakistani bowler playing for
Perth scorchers in CT20 in India who played mischief by offering big
SIXes to ambitious Indian skipper Dhoni who aims very high to corner
big SIX like Bharatratna post by using cricket mafias in corporate
world .

Arafat was bowling well but suddenly began offering Dhoni big runs.

Till 16th over Perth scorchers  who opted to field first bowled well
and reduced runs to 3-5  runs per over and then  they quickly added
runs.  Did India mafias signal some money to them?

After all cricketers cannot but be frauds who fool the public and
government at the same time.

When Sania Mirza was appointed as Telengana ambassador by the new Rao
government there, many   mafias opposed her and wanted a Hindu or
cricketer be appointed in her place.  Now Dhoni has found place in
Sania Mirza’s seat.

Is this approach of getting removed a player and get himself appointed
there a civilized one? He could have asked similar favors from his
home state.

The point here is that, as usual, Dhoni has used bowlers to promote
him as a great hitter – now Yasir Arafat to make himself big with
SIXes one after another and allowed Dhoni Chennai team to switch from
120 to 150 runs and eventually wins the bogus match on 27th September
in Bangalore where Jayalalithaa been jailed for crimes like corruption
and illegal assets.
Yasir Arafat should change his name as Dhoni khan or Koni or even
Sachin or Pranab khan, Manmohana khan, etc. That suits him and not
Yasir Arafat.

Why should India misuse Pakistanis for promoting illegal and selfish interests?

Why can’t Pakistanis try to show their positive side to the world
instead of all these fake gimmicks, obviously for money?

Not only in bogus cricket, even in regional and international sport
events, Pakistan does not want to win against India.  Like Bangladesh,
Nepal, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Afghanistan, Pakistan also wants India to
win against  it and in most of competitions Pakistani  players and
athletes  deliberately lose to Indians from a winning position.

Pakistani regime and military do everything for USA obviously for
money and  military goods but what about  Pakistani sportsmen?  One
can’t believe that Pakistanis do favors to Indians just for fun or as
a show of respect to India.

Do they?

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Deaths During Hajj: Sincerity in Faith

Deaths During Hajj:  Sincerity in Faith

-By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal

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An Arab News media report said thirty-three Indians have died so far of illness or old-age ailments during the holy Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia this year. The majority of them have been buried in Makkah, according to Indian officials.

Thousands of Indian Muslims go for Hajj every year and many people go almost every year as a regular tour, disregarding the life Prophet Muhammad (SAS) and the path of Heaven He showed to humanity. This year, about 360 flights have been operated to transport 136,020 pilgrims — 100,020 of them facilitated by the Indian Central Hajj Committee — from 21 embarkation points to Saudi Arabian cities.

The first batch of Indian pilgrims arrived in Saudi Arabia Aug 27.

On Wednesday, an Indian pilgrim hailing from Maharashtra died aboard an Air India flight to Saudi Arabia. Ghulam Shabbir Hussain, 84, fell sick and died during the flight.

Recently, the authorities in Saudi Arabia raised concerns about the increase in the number of acutely chronically ill foreign pilgrims who have arrived in the Gulf nation endangering the health of fellow pilgrims and taxing the health facilities in the holy cities.

According to Saudi health ministry officials, many Muslims in different parts of the world strongly believe that death during Hajj pilgrimage or in the holy cities any time will help them attain a place in paradise.

The misconception that dying in the holy cities or during the Hajj will swiftly help them attain heaven is one of the leading reasons for the increase in the number of old and chronically ill patients during the annual pilgrimage, according to the explanation given by Saudi officials.

The faith in reaching heaven by dying in the holy cities of Saudi Arabia apart, many corrupt Muslims who make money by illegal and immoral means also would like to spend money to go to Mecca and Medina to die so that they can directly go to heaven, bypassing all Islamic requirements.

Literally, a strong opinion among rich Muslims is that Hajj is meant only for those who have money and others need not worry.  So, they don’t even think of sending the Imams of mosques to perform Hajj so that they could pray with more inspiration.

Muslim communities, mosque committees and Saudi government should promote good will so that every Muslim goes for Hajj. Niyyat is cornerstone of Islamic faith.

By the by,  if death in Mecca or Medina  can lead to Heaven, then does it mean every Arab  who lives in these holy cities would automatically assured of Heaven, no matter what they do as Muslims? Do all of us really deserve heaven?

One does not question the belief that people of Mecca and Media can be in the heaven but not other Muslims, because Islam is meant for entire humanity.

Can someone suggest ways and means of genuine attainment of place in Heaven?

 

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Illegal Assets: Bangalore Court Removes Jayalalithaa as CM of Tamil Nadu


Illegal Assets: Bangalore Court Removes Jayalalithaa as CM of Tamil Nadu

-Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal

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Jayalalithaa has gone back to jail. Of course Tamil Nadu will lose nothing by disowning and discarding a leader who betrayed Tamil state and looted the Tamil resources for her own sake while she is on oath to serve the people of Tamilnadu by all means.

 

 Jayalalithaa has been deliberately insensitive to public complaints about  properties stolen by criminals and police apathy and atrocities. 

 

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Indian politicians, bureaucrats, among others, boldly engage themselves in bribery and other types of corruption operations because they are damn sure they are safe under a corrupt regime promoting corruption as part of so-called development. .

Very rarely that a political leader gets punishment in India but by and large the corrupt system  Nehru  gave birth to still continues without any problems and serious threats and politicians, various mafias and corperates  and bureaucrats thrive. Punishments are given only to select leaders for their extra fittings.

Tamil Nadu’s DMK party leader Karunanidhi and ADMK leader Jayalalithaa have been caught by law in their corrupt operations and have spent time in jails.

Jayalalithaa has been convicted again in multi crore illegal assets case in Bangalore court. In a major setback for Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa, a special session court in Bangalore convicted her and three others accused in Rs.66.65-crore disproportionate assets case giving the AIDMK leader a four-year jail term.

Today on 27th September Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa was convicted under prevention of corruption act by a special court in Bangalore. Special Judge John Michael D’Cunha convicted the 66-year-old AIADMK Chief in a case of owning assets disproportionate to her known sources of income during 1991-96 when she was chief minister for the first time. The verdict was delivered at a makeshit court in the Parappana Agrahara prison complex in the presence of Jayalalithaa and the other accused. Jayalalithaa’s close aide Sasikala Natarajan, her niece Ilavarasi and her nephew and the chief minister’s disowned foster son Sudhakaran are also convicted.

After an 18-year court battle, special Judge John Michael Cunha John Michael Cunha convicted 66-year old Jayalalithaa, who is general secretary of the AIADMK. He held Jayalalithaa and three others – Sasikala and her relatives V.N. Sudhakaran and J. Illavarasi guilty. Sasikala is the close aide of Jayalalithaa. Pronouncing the order, the special Judge held Jayalalithaa guilty of amassing wealth disproportionate to known sources of her income under Sections 109 and 120 (b) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and 13 of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, said Special Public Prosecutor G. Bhavani Singh. Her aide Sasikala and two others have also been convicted.

Jayalalithaa slapped with Rs.100-crore fine. Jayalalithaa stepped down as Chief Minister. Automatically, Jaya gets disqualified for six years. Jayalalithaa, 66, will now lose MLA’s post and will have to step down as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, while she stands disqualified from public office for next 6 years.  She is likely to appoint a loyal party man as the chief minister of Tamil Nadu.

This is the second time that Jayaalithaa has been convicted. Earlier, when the court disqualified her to continue as chief minister of Tamilnadu she  handpicked her most loyal minister O Pannir Selvam who was then a junior in the cabinet who upon assuming power at  Madras Fort he never took a   decision without consulting Jayalalithaa- in fact,  he did exactly what jayaalaithaa asked him.  There were occasions when CM Pannirselvam left meetings in order to get orders from the Poes Garden, Jayalalithaa residence in Chennai. .

Security has been beefed-up at the DMK headquarters and residences of its senior leaders. On a request from DMK, security had been increased at “Anna Arivalayam”, the headquarters of DMK, two residences of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK President M Karunanidhi and the residence of K Anbazhagan, party’s General Secretary, police said. It was on Anbazhagan’s petition that the case had been transferred to Bangalore by the Supreme Court

The verdict made the AIADMK party people angry. Clashes broke out in Tamilnadu. News channels blocked, electricity cut, stones pelted minutes before the Jayalalithaa verdict announced. Protest against Subramanian Swamy in Chennai ​ Buses burnt near Ambattur, Kancheepuram, several injured. Jayalalithaa goes to Bangalore jail. However, the next day, bus services, suspended in many parts of the state, were being resumed in a phased manner though operations to Bangalore were still not being taken up.

Rallying behind beleaguered AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa, the party leaders and   two of her allies said the Bangalore special court verdict convicting her in the disproportionate assets case was not final and expressed hope that she would emerge victorious. Meanwhile, scores of AIADMK workers held a “hunger strike” at several locations in the state protesting the verdict.

AIADMK MLAs are likely to meet here today to propose a candidate for the Chief Minister’s post. Party sources said the meeting is likely to be held later in the day and all the legislators have been asked to be present. Majority of the ministers of the Jayalalithaa ministry and MLAs had been in Bangalore since yesterday to know the outcome of the Special Court verdict.

Some of the names of Jayalalithaa’s cabinet ministers including O Panneerselvam, Natham Viswanathan and V Senthil Balaji besides former Chief Secretary and Advisor to Tamil Nadu government, Sheela Balakrishnan are doing the rounds for the top post. However, Jayalalithaa could still spring a surprise by possibly nominating a more not-so-known face.

Hoping for a major setback to the ruling party, opposition parties including DMK, Vaiko’s MDMK and Ramadoss’s PMK have been loud enough to reveal their changing stands. DMK and some other Dravidian parties like DMDK of actor Vijayakanth are making efforts to unite against AIADMK. While the whole state is abuzz with predictions on verdict, Jayalalithaa’s followers are not worried. Prior to the judgment, hundreds of AIADMK leaders from different districts have already made a beeline to Bangalore.

The asset case was filed by Subramanian Swamy in 1996 accusing Jayalalithaa of amassing properties worth Rs 66 crore during her tenure as the Chief Minister from 1991 to 1996. Earlier, she was arrested and jailed for some days after DMK came to power in the 1996 Tamil Nadu Assembly polls.

In perhaps one of the longest legal battles involving a political leader ever since the case was filed, the country has witnessed five Lok Sabha elections and Tamil Nadu three Assembly polls.

The verdict, which was scheduled for September 20, was deferred to September 27 as the Karnataka High Court had to issue a notification regarding shifting of the court to facilitate Bangalore police to make security arrangements for the Chief Minister. Jayalalithaa on September 15 had filed a petition before the Special Court judge seeking security cover.

Platoons of Karnataka State Reserve Police, the city Armed Reserve and the Rapid Action Force were stationed near the court, besides hundreds of police personnel, including those in plain clothes. Keeping all options open, an exclusive helipad has also been built within the prison complex in case Jayalalithaa, who enjoys ‘Z Plus’ security cover, decides to fly down there.

Amid palpable tension, the 65-year-old AIADMK chief set out from her Poes Garden residence in Chennai in the morning towards the airport along with her close aide Sasikala Natarajan, another accused in the case, besides Ilavarasi and flew to Bangalore in a special aircraft, hoping to return with a win in the court. .

Now Jayalalithaa ceases to be MLA and CM. Jaya was taken to a special jail kept ready in Bangalore in same night.

The big question now is who will head the government in the absence of Jayalalithaa. Again this is not the first time such a question has cropped up. In 2001, Jayalalithaa had to step down as a chief minister following a Supreme Court verdict which held that she cannot hold the office after being convicted for criminal offences. However, she made O. Panneerselvam, a minister in her government, as the chief minister.

 

Life

 

Born in Mysore on Feb 2, 1948, Jayalalithaa moved to Chennai with her mother, who started acting in movies. Jayalalithaa studied at the Bishop Cotton Girl’s High School in Bangalore and another Christian convent, Church Park, in Chennai. A bright student, Jayalalithaa ventured into acting and made her debut at the age of 16 in a Kannada movie. Her first Tamil movie was the memorable “Vennira Aadai”. But it was the grand success of “Aayirathil Oruvan” pairing with the legendary M.G. Ramachandran (MGR) that turned Jayalalithaa into a leading light of Tamil movie world.  She has paired with almost all the leading Tamil heroes. She has acted in over 100 movies, mostly in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada. However, her  movie hero MGR  is responsible for her phenomenal rise in Tamil politics, becoming CM of Tamilnadu where   fanatics, like elsewhere in the country, talk about “outsider interference”.

In fact,  her mentor MGR himself was a Malayalee and he had faced criticism form DMK  for  making  big show in Tamilnadu But he became the first ever  film star turned CM in the world and also became Bharatratna – a post offered by the ruling party  to its favoured persons  who have helped the party.

A charismatic leader who is at home in Tamil, English and Hindi (a rare quality in Tamil Nadu politics), Jayalalithaa has also sung many songs and written several stories. But when she entered politics, few could have predicted her meteoric rise. AIADMK founder-leader MGR made Jayalalithaa the party’s propaganda secretary in the early 1980s. In 1984, she entered the Rajya Sabha.

Jayalalithaa, who chose never to marry, was elected to the Tamil Nadu assembly for the first time in 1989. Just two years later, she became the chief minister, sweeping the election of 1991 held in the wake of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination. She lost her huge mandate within five years amid corruption charges

During her first tenure (1991-1996) as the chief minister, Jayalalithaa had announced that she would take just Re.1 as her salary.  The charge against her was that her asset was around Rs.3 crore in 1991 and had grown to around Rs.66 crore between 1991-1996.

 

Illegality

The AIADMK was voted out in 1996 as it was perceived to be corrupt. Incidentally, DMK MP T.M. Selvaganapathy lost his Rajya Sabha seat this year after he was convicted in the cremation shed case by a CBI court. He was the local administration minister in Jayalalithaa’s government when the scam broke. He later switched sides to the DMK.

The court had directed Jayalalithaa and three other accused to be present before it. Appearing before the court four times, Jayalalithaa has answered 1,339 questions in closed door hearings during which she has maintained that the case was “politically motivated” and “fabricated” at the instance of her rival DMK.

This is not the first time in her political career that Jayalalithaa has been convicted by a court. In 2000, a trial court sentenced Jayalalithaa for three years and two years imprisonment in two cases.

The case, registered by the Tamil Nadu directorate of vigilance and anti-corruption in 1997, states that Jayalalithaa and her three associates – her former close friend V K Sasikala, Sasikala’s nephew V N Sudhakaran and sister-in-law J Illavarasi – have acquired Rs 66.65 crore worth of assets by corrupt means between 1991-96 during Jayalalithaa’s first tenure as CM.

The disproportionate assets case filed in 1996 by the then DMK government led by M. Karunanidhi saw several twists and turns during its course. When the AIADMK returned to power in 2001 several witnesses turned hostile. On a petition filed by DMK leader K. Anbazhagan in the apex court, the case was transferred to Bangalore from Chennai.  Since then, the case meandered, with several petitions filed by the defence and several adjournments. Over 255 prosecution witnesses and over 95 defence witnesses have been heard in the case. Jayalalithaa was also summoned by the trial court in 2011 and answered over 1,300 questions posed to her by the judge.

In 2002, Jayalalithaa again became the chief minister after being acquitted by the Madras High Court. She was later elected from Andipatti constituency. AIADMK leaders do not rule out re-run of such an arrangement. Friends and foes are in awe of Jayalalithaa, who is the tallest Brahmin politician in a state where anti-Brahminism is a part of political discourse. Even her critics admit that Jayalalithaa is a fighter and has an iron grip over her party.

The case filed at Madras High Court, was transferred to the Bangalore Special Court by the Supreme Court in 2003 on a plea by DMK, which claimed a fair trial cannot be held in Chennai as the Jayalalithaa-led AIADMK government was in power. As the case moved, it has faced several twists and turns following the filing of associated cases and petitions. Moreover, the Special Court itself has witnessed five judges presiding over the case – AS Pachapure, AT Munoli, BM Mallikarjunaiah, MS Balakrishna and finally John Michael D’Cunha.

With her Z Plus security cover, Bangalore police is reportedly deploying over 6,000 security personnel besides coordinating with the Tamil Nadu police for security arrangements.
Senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, who had filed a petition in 1996 against her, said Jayalalithaa, who had the best lawyers, “should know corruption doesn’t pay”. “The judge is very upright. We are fighting against corruption,” he said. CPI leader D. Raja said though that there was no immediate threat to the government, it has to be seen who is going to be nominated the next leader. Organisation Secretary of DMK T.K.S. Elangovan said “justice was delayed, not denied”.

Earlier, there was media blackout in many parts of Tamil Nadu, while there was a power cut in many parts of Chennai.

As the charges were being read against all the accused, unprecedented security was put up around the DMK ministers’ residences in Chennai. Jayalalithaa’s supporters burnt the posters of DMK leaders and Swamy. The Tamil Nadu chief minister had filed two more defamation cases against Swamy for his comments ridiculing her. Reports said her supporters clashed with cops even as they were shown distributing sweets in anticipation of a win in the favour of their leader.

The Bangalore city police have promulgated prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPC as a precautionary measure ahead of the court delivering its verdict. Police have also installed CCTV cameras at vantage points in the area to check movement of people and vehicles towards the jail.

 

Lesson

 

The judgment against Jayalalithaa was delivered in Karnataka state where she was born. Jayalalithaa quit the Chief Minister’s post. Jayalalithaa had faced a similar situation in 2001, during her second tenure as the Chief Minister, when Supreme Court ordered that she could not hold the post as she was found guilty of some criminal offences including TANSI case, in which she allegedly obtained property belonging to the state-owned agency.

It could be creating history in the annals of Tamil Nadu politics. It denotes an end of a saga; of an almost 18-year long legal battle of the actor-turned-politician Jayalalithaa. If Saturday’s judgment is going to be crucial to Tamil Nadu politics as per experts’ predictions, it could totally alter the political equations in the state. It will also decide the very fate of AIADMK in the next assembly election.

The guilty must be punished, and Jaya’s corrupt practices should serve as a lesson for all corrupt politicians of India. She must realize that she now shares a prison asset in Bangalore along with Muslim leader from Kerala Abdul Nasser Madani whom her police had picked up from his home state, naming him a terrorist for trying to defend the Muslims of Kerala from Hindutva/RSS forces, while the judiciary found him innocent after nearly 10 years of police torture in jails, including Coimbatore jailing Jayalalithaa’s tenure. Now Karnataka Congress government has once again put him in a Bangalore jail, just for sustaining the Hindu votes.

While Jayalalithaa, who was all set to become premier of India but could not because BJP won landslide, is undergoing punishment for her illegal assets and corruption cases, Madani is the victim of conspiracy by Indian state

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Illegal Assets: Bangalore Court makes Jayalalithaa to step down as CM of Tamil Nadu

Illegal Assets: Bangalore Court makes Jayalalithaa to step down as CM of Tamil Nadu
-Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal

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Of course Tamil Nadu will lose nothing by disowning and discarding a leader who betrayed Tamil state and looted the Tamil resources for her own sake while she is on oath to serve the people of Tamilnadu by all means. .

  Jaya is insensitive  to politics atrocities. 

 

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Indian politicians, bureaucrats, among others, boldly engage themselves in bribery and other types of corruption operations because they are damn sure they are safe under a corrupt regime.

Very rarely that a political leader gets punishment in India but by and large the corrupt system  Nehru  gave birth to still continues without any problems and serious threats and politicians, various mafias and corperates  and bureaucrats thrive. Punishments are given only to select leaders for their extra fittings.

Tamil Nadu’s DMK party leader Karunanidhi and ADMK leader Jayalalithaa have been caught by law in their corrupt operations. Jayalalithaa has been convicted again in multi crore illegal assets case in Bangalore court.

In a major setback for Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa, a special session court in Bangalore on Saturday convicted her and three others accused in Rs.66.65-crore disproportionate assets case giving the AIDMK leader a four-year jail term.

Today on 27th September Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa was convicted under prevention of corruption act by a special court in Bangalore. Special Judge John Michael D’Cunha convicted the 66-year-old AIADMK Chief in a case of owning assets to the tune Rs 66, 65 crores disproportionate to her known sources of income during 1991-96 when she was chief minister for the first time.

Jayalalithaa’s close aide Sasikala Natarajan, her niece Ilavarasi and her nephew and the chief minister’s disowned foster son Sudhakaran are also convicted.

The verdict was delivered at a makeshit court in the Parappana Agrahara prison complex in the presence of Jayalalithaa and the other accused.

Jayalalithaa, 66, will now lose MLA’s post and will have to step down as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, while she stands disqualified from public office for next 6 years.  She is likely to appoint a loyal party man as the chief minister of Tamil Nadu.

This is the second time that Jayaalithaa has been convicted. Earlier, when the court disqualified her to continue as chief minister of Tamilnadu she  handpicked her most loyal minister O Pannir Selvam who was then a junior in the cabinet who upon assuming power at  Madras Fort he never took a   decision without consulting Jayalalithaa- in fact,  he did exactly what jayaalaithaa asked him.  There were occasions when CM Pannirselvam left meetings in order to get orders from the Poes Garden, Jayalalithaa residence in Chennai. .

The asset case was filed by Subramanian Swamy in 1996 accusing Jayalalithaa of amassing properties worth Rs 66 crore during her tenure as the Chief Minister from 1991 to 1996. Earlier, she was arrested and jailed for some days after DMK came to power in the 1996 Tamil Nadu Assembly polls.

In perhaps one of the longest legal battles involving a political leader ever since the case was filed, the country has witnessed five Lok Sabha elections and Tamil Nadu three Assembly polls.

Platoons of Karnataka State Reserve Police, the city Armed Reserve and the Rapid Action Force will be stationed near the court, besides hundreds of police personnel, including those in plain clothes, police said. Keeping all options open, an exclusive helipad has also been built within the prison complex in case Jayalalithaa, who enjoys ‘Z Plus’ security cover, decides to fly down there, police said.

As the case moved, it has faced several twists and turns following the filing of associated cases and petitions. Moreover, the Special Court itself has witnessed five judges presiding over the case – AS Pachapure, AT Munoli, BM Mallikarjunaiah, MS Balakrishna and John Michael D’Cunha.

Controversy also swirled around the case after Karnataka Advocate General BV Acharya quit as Special Public Prosecutor and Bhavani Singh came in his place. Questions were raised in the Supreme Court over appointment of Singh also.

The case filed at Madras High Court, was transferred to the Bangalore Special Court by the Supreme Court in 2003 on a plea by DMK, which claimed a fair trial cannot be held in Chennai as the Jayalalithaa-led AIADMK government was in power.

The verdict, which was scheduled for September 20, was deferred to September 27 as the Karnataka High Court had to issue a notification regarding shifting of the court to facilitate Bangalore police to make security arrangements for the Chief Minister. Jayalalithaa on September 15 had filed a petition before the Special Court judge seeking security cover.

The court had directed Jayalalithaa and three other accused to be present before it. Appearing before the court four times, Jayalalithaa has answered 1,339 questions in closed door hearings during which she has maintained that the case was “politically motivated” and “fabricated” at the instance of her rival DMK.

The verdict, which was scheduled for September 20, was deferred to September 27 as the Karnataka High Court had to issue a notification regarding shifting of the court to facilitate Bangalore police to make security arrangements for the Chief Minister. Jayalalithaa on September 15 had filed a petition before the Special Court judge seeking security cover.

The court has directed Jayalalithaa and three other accused to be present before it. Appearing before the court four times, Jayalalithaa has answered 1,339 questions in closed door hearings during which she has maintained that the case was “politically motivated” and “fabric

Jaya is a Kannadiga by birth u but became a Ti amil by living in Madras daughter of an actress in Tamil.

Latest Updates

News channels blocked, electricity cut, stones pelted minutes before the Jayalalithaa verdict announced. Protest against Subramanian Swamy in Chennai ​

Jayalalithaa ceases to be MLA and CM. Jaya goers  to a special ail kept ready in Bangalore. tonight.

Buses burnt near Ambattur, Kancheepuram, several injured. Jayalalithaa goes to Bangalore jail. Jayalalithaa slapped with Rs.100-crore fine. Jayalalithaa to step down as Chief Minister. Automatically, Jaya gets dissqualified for six years

After an 18-year court battle, special Judge John Michael Cunha John Michael Cunha convicted 66-year old Jayalalithaa, who is general secretary of the AIADMK. He held Jayalalithaa and three others – Sasikala and her relatives V.N. Sudhakaran and J. Illavarasi guilty. Sasikala is the close aide of Jayalalithaa. Pronouncing the order, the special Judge held Jayalalithaa guilty of amassing wealth disproportionate to known sources of her income under Sections 109 and 120 (b) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and 13 of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, said Special Public Prosecutor G. Bhavani Singh. Her aide Sasikala and two others have also been convicted.

Security has been beefed-up at the DMK headquarters and residences of its senior leaders. On a request from DMK, security had been increased at “Anna Arivalayam”, the headquarters of DMK, two residences of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK President M Karunanidhi and the residence of K Anbazhagan, party’s General Secretary, police said. It was on Anbazhagan’s petition that the case had been transferred to Bangalore by the Supreme Court

it could be creating history in the annals of Tamil Nadu politics. It denotes an end of a saga; of an almost 18-year long legal battle of the actor-turned-politician Jayalalithaa. If Saturday’s judgment is going to be crucial to Tamil Nadu politics as per experts’ predictions, it could totally alter the political equations in the state. It will also decide the very fate of AIADMK in the next assembly election.

The case, registered by the Tamil Nadu directorate of vigilance and anti-corruption in 1997, states that Jayalalithaa and her three associates – her former close friend V K Sasikala, Sasikala’s nephew V N Sudhakaran and sister-in-law J Illavarasi – have acquired Rs 66.65 crore worth of assets by corrupt means between 1991-96 during Jayalalithaa’s first tenure as CM.

If she is convicted on Saturday, Jayalalithaa will have to quit the Chief Minister’s post. Jayalalithaa had faced a similar situation in 2001, during her second tenure as the Chief Minister, when Supreme Court ordered that she could not hold the post as she was found guilty of some criminal offences including TANSI case, in which she allegedly obtained property belonging to the state-owned agency.

With her Z Plus security cover, Bangalore police is reportedly deploying over 6,000 security personnel besides coordinating with the Tamil Nadu police for security arrangements. “The security arrangements at a make-shift court facility at the Parappana Agrahara central prison is ready,” said an officer. Top intelligence officials from Tamil Nadu and close aids of Jayalalithaa are camping in Bangalore for last two weeks. –

Hoping for a major set back to the ruling party on Saturday, opposition parties including DMK, Vaiko’s MDMK and Ramadoss’s PMK have been loud enough to reveal their changing stands. Almost after three years, PMK leader Ramadoss met Karunanidhi at his residence on Wednesday in the pretext of inviting him for a relative’s wedding. Denying reports of any major political discussion at the meeting, Ramadoss said Karunanidhi is the only leader who is politically refined. Meanwhile, social networking sites have been posting screen shots from DMK-run Kalaignar TV which surprisingly started giving decent space for their political opponent Vaiko. Last week, Vaiko had praised Karunanidhi at a party function. Not to be outdone, DMDK leader Vijayakanth has come out with an appeal to all opposition parties to unite against AIADMK. While the whole state is abuzz with predictions on Saturday’s verdict, Jayalalithaa’s followers are not worried. Prior to the judgement, hundreds of AIADMK leaders from different districts have already made a beeline to Bangalore. Police officials said the Karnataka police is gathering information about the movement of party –
Senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, who had filed a petition in 1996 against her, told senior Headlines Today jounalist, Jayalalithaa, who had the best lawyers, “should know corruption doesn’t pay”. “The judge is very upright. We are fighting against corruption,” he said. CPI leader D. Raja told Headlines Today that Jayalalithaa will have to “step down”. He added though that there was no immediate threat to the government, it has to be seen who is going to be nominated the next leader. Organisation Secretary of DMK T.K.S. Elangovan said “justice was delayed, not denied”.

Earlier, there was media blackout in many parts of Tamil Nadu, while there was a power cut in many parts of Chennai.

As the charges were being read against all the accused, unprecedented security was put up around the DMK ministers’ residences in Chennai. Jayalalithaa’s supporters burnt the posters of DMK leaders and Swamy. The Tamil Nadu chief minister on Tuesday had filed two more defamation cases against Swamy for his comments on Twitter ridiculing her.
Reports said her supporters clashed with cops even as they were shown distributing sweets in anticipation of a win in the favour of their leader.

Amid palpable tension, the 65-year-old AIADMK chief set out from her Poes Garden residence in Chennai at 8.40 am towards the airport along with her close aide Sasikala Natarajan, another accused in the case, besides Ilavarasi and flew to Bangalore in a special aircraft.

The three other accused are Jayalalithaa’s associate V.K. Sasikala, Sasikala’s nephew V. N. Sudhakaran and sister-in-law J. Illavarasi.

Special Court Judge Michael Dicunha will be delivering the verdict soon at the makeshift court created at Bangalore central prison at Parappana Agrahara on the outskirts of Bangalore city, which has been provided with multi-layer security cover.

The Bangalore city police have promulgated prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPC as a precautionary measure ahead of the court delivering its verdict.

The case was transferred to Bangalore’s Special Court in 2003 by the Supreme Court on a petition filed by DMK leader K. Anbazhagan, who had expressed doubts over conduct of fair trial in Tamil Nadu as Jayalalithaa ruled the state then.

“We have deployed about 2,000 security personnel in and around the central jail and about 5,000 additional forces have been positioned across the city to maintain law and order and ensure peace,” Additional Commissioner of Police Alok Kumar said.

Police have also installed CCTV cameras at vantage points in the area to check movement of people and vehicles towards the jail.

As a precautionary measure, inter-state bus services between Bangalore and Hosur across the border in Tamil Nadu have been suspended since 6am till late afternoon.

THE GENESIS AND THE AFTERMATH

During her first tenure (1991-1996) as the chief minister, Jayalalithaa had announced that she would take just Re.1 as her salary.

The charge against her was that her assets were around Rs.3 crore in 1991 and had grown to around Rs.66 crore between 1991-1996.

The AIADMK was voted out in 1996 as it was perceived to be corrupt.

Incidentally, DMK MP T.M. Selvaganapathy lost his Rajya Sabha seat this year after he was convicted in the cremation shed case by a CBI court. He was the local administration minister in Jayalalithaa’s government when the scam broke. He later switched sides to the DMK.

The disproportionate assets case filed in 1996 by the then DMK government led by M. Karunanidhi saw several twists and turns during its course.

When the AIADMK returned to power in 2001 several witnesses turned hostile. On a petition filed by DMK leader K. Anbazhagan in the apex court, the case was transferred to Bangalore from Chennai.

Since then, the case meandered, with several petitions filed by the defence and several adjournments.

Over 255 prosecution witnesses and over 95 defence witnesses have been heard in the case.

Jayalalithaa was also summoned by the trial court in 2011 and answered over 1,300 questions posed to her by the judge.

This is not the first time in her political career that Jayalalithaa has been convicted by a court. In 2000, a trial court sentenced Jayalalithaa for three years and two years imprisonment in two cases.

The big question now is who will head the government in the absence of Jayalalithaa. Again this is not the first time such a question has cropped up.

In 2001, Jayalalithaa had to step down as a chief minister following a Supreme Court verdict which held that she cannot hold the office after being convicted for criminal offences.

However, she made O. Panneerselvam, a senior minister in her government, as the chief minister.

In 2002, Jayalalithaa again became the chief minister after being acquitted by the Madras High Court. She was later elected from Andipatti constituency.

AIADMK leaders do not rule out re-run of such an arrangement.

Friends and foes are in awe of Jayalalithaa, who is the tallest Brahmin politician in a state where anti-Brahminism is a part of political discourse.

Even her critics admit that Jayalalithaa is a fighter and has an iron grip over her party.

A charismatic leader who is at home in Tamil, English and Hindi (a rare quality in Tamil Nadu politics), Jayalalithaa has also sung many songs and written several stories. But when she entered politics, few could have predicted her meteoric rise.

AIADMK founder-leader MGR made Jayalalithaa the party’s propaganda secretary in the early 1980s. In 1984, she entered the Rajya Sabha.

Jayalalithaa, who chose never to marry, was elected to the Tamil Nadu assembly for the first time in 1989. Just two years later, she became the chief minister, sweeping the election of 1991 held in the wake of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination.

She lost her huge mandate within five years amid corruption charges.

The judgment against her was delivered in a state where she was born.

Born in what was then known as Mysore on Feb 2, 1948, Jayalalithaa moved to Chennai with her mother, who started acting in movies.

Jayalalithaa studied at the Bishop Cotton Girl’s High School in Bangalore and another Christian convent, Church Park, in Chennai. A bright student, Jayalalithaa ventured into acting and made her debut at the age of 16 in a Kannada movie.

Her first Tamil movie was the memorable “Vennira Aadai”. But it was the grand success of “Aayirathil Oruvan” pairing with the legendary M.G. Ramachandran (MGR) that turned Jayalalithaa into a leading light of Tamil movie world.  She has paired with almost all the leading Tamil heroes. She has acted in over 100 movies, mostly in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada. However, her  movie hero MGR  is responsible for her phenomenal rise in Tamil politics, becoming CM of Tamilnadu where   fanatics, like elsewhere in the country, talk about “outsider interferences”.

In fact,  her mentor MGR himself was a Malayalee and he face criticism form DMK  for  making  big show in Tamilnadu But he became the first ever  film star turned CM in the world and also became Bharatratna – a post offered by the ruling party  to its favoured persons  who have helped the party. .

The guilty must be punished, and Jaya’s corrupt practices should serve as a lesson for all corrupt politicians of India.

God and Worship: Why does God not punish the ill-doers?

God and Worship: Why does God not punish the ill-doers?
-Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
http://abdulruff.wordpress.com (abdulruff@gmail.com)

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“But to Allah alone belong the last (Hereafter) and the first (the world).” (Sūrat’l-Najm: 24-25)

Faith in God is the most serious thing: one has faith in God or does not have it.  There is nothing like “little” or “more”.  Real faith is absolute.

Human beings are devoted slaves of God whether or not Allah punishes the harmful and guilty in this world. Humans and other living being came into existence in this world only as per God’s will and plan.

People continue to commit crimes taking lives as freely as wild bests do, use deceptive methods to cheat, undermine others, steal the property of others, and tell lies because they have no faith in God-Allah.

The ever increasing crimes and thefts even by Muslims only indicate the falling level of Islamic faith globally.

Those who commit crimes of allsorts see no threat to themselves either from the society or from God and so they continue to be engaged in heinous crimes more forcefully.

The impression that if God punishes the criminals and cheats after their crimes if not on the spot is gaining momentum with people  losing real faith in God and religions.

In other words, people expect God to punish those who commit crimes and bestow benefits comforts to those who do not commit crimes and also do good things to others.

Their argument is simple. Since God is omnipresent and omnipotent and sees everything good and bad happening around the world He should be able to set things right.

As a result, in the absence of punitive measures by God, the might has become the right of powerful individuals and gangs globally.  Muslims and others behave in similar fashions.

True, God plays the roles but not only God – even humans are also allowed to play their roles, both positive and negative.

Rewards and punishments come from God Almighty at the appropriate time when humans least expect the same way humans attack non-humans the most unexpected ways. .

Life with faith in God is much better than life without faith because by abandoning faith Muslims become weak morally and emotionally that makes people at times  inhuman.  Leave intolerable worries to God.

Believers become angry even with God. Anger towards God is associated with poor adjustment to bereavement, particularly when the anger remained unresolved over a period. But worries and withdrawal from faith may lead to depression, withdrawal, and a dangerous drop in Islamic religious faith..

When things are difficult and out of our control, it is easy to snap. We yearn for the situation in which everything is secure, safe, and predictable. The relationship with God that you used to cherish does not seem comforting anymore.  We even feel betrayed, abandoned and mistreated. We stop going to the mosque. We feel like our belief has shattered. We resent religious advice. Whether we are praying to Allāh or not, it does not seem to have any difference. We feel like the world has conspired against you and hold Allāh responsible for that harm, temporarily blind to the reality that afflictions and calamities befall everybody, even the prophets and messengers.

People respond differently to crisis. During troubled times, it is natural to be sad and exasperated be it the death of a loved one, being diagnosed with serious illness, trauma, natural disasters or any negative events. Some people become angry, and even turn that anger towards God. After blaming other people, themselves, and fate, they eventually blame Allāh.

Our Prophet Holy Muhammad (SAS) said people are tested in accordance with one’s level of faith. If his faith is strong, one will be tested more severely, and if their faith is weak, humans are tested in accordance with his faith. “Calamity will keep befalling a person until he walks on the earth with no sin on him”.

Many people experience similar struggles. Rather than pulling away or trying to cover up the negative feelings, dealing with the issue in an open and honest way is more helpful in the long term. It may not be serious if you just have a flash of anger towards Allāh, and then the coping mechanisms kick in. However, if you have trouble minimizing the anger, you may need to seek help.

This world is a place for tests. Everyone is being tested. Some are being tested through hardships, while others are being tested through ease.

Allah has set rules and regulations on how to live on this earth. This includes rights of parents, children, men, women, workers and human beings in general.  We also have free will, and some people use it to break Allah’s laws by oppressing others and transgressing their limits. If someone breaks these laws it’s the job of the Islamic state to stop them. It is also our job as Muslims to stop that person by ordering good and forbidding evil. If we do not do so there will be chaos in the society, and will eventually lead to the downfall of that nation. Allah will hold those people accountable for their actions, if not in this world, then definitely in the hereafter. They will not get away with it.

So if somebody has been through so many hardships that they want death, it’s because the people around them have been breaking Allah’s laws. I pray that Allah give peace to the hearts of the oppressed, give them strength and make their lives easy. Ameen.

Muslims should comprehend the purpose of Islamic worship. Why do we worship Allah?  Is it out of fear for God or for seeking favors or showing  our real faith in God?

We must know that Allah has already written our story and the plots in our lives. Allah has similar stories for all those enjoying by harming others. Allah’s laws are unique.  Keep in mind that we don’t become religious and righteous to be immune from calamities. Our obedience to Allāh is not a bribe for Him to give us something in return or spare us from trials.

Dealing with anger towards Allāh cannot erase the sorrow, but by coping with it appropriately, it can lead to growth in faith and a closer relationship with Allāh. Transforming the anger into compassion and contentment is an empowerment. Trials are meant to increase our resilience, and a strong believer is better and more beloved to Allāh than a weak believer

Let us be first honest to ourselves, vulnerable to Allāh and make du’ā’ and crush the pride and be humble. The meaning of du’ā’ is the servant’s asking his Allah (Lord) for His help, and asking His continuous support.  Do not be arrogant. Even when you are angry, force yourself to turn back to Allāh and complain your grievances to Him. The prophets have shown us perfect examples of how they turned to Allāh during severe circumstances

Humility or simplicity is not a weakness. Admit that you are powerless, not everything is manageable and there are times when you need to give up being in control. The trial that you are facing is not an indicator that Allāh’s plan is a mistake.

Holy Prophet Mohammad Rasūlallāh said that caution will not be any benefit against predestination, but du’ā’ benefits matters that have occurred and that are yet to occur. And indeed, du’ā’ meets with a calamity, and fights it until the “Day of Judgment”

Rather than being angry and cutting ourselves off from Allāh, turning to Allāh actually relieves the distress. In fact, human beings are wired to be this way.

Without Allah we have no life, no identity!

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Let a new era of Indian secular democracy dawn soon!

Let a new era of Indian secular democracy dawn soon!

-DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL
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Not by mere statements alone – now BJP should help Muslim masses in real terms!
Muslims in India are the largest minority of Indian state, deserving dignity, protection, livelihood, education, jobs, and quality life. However, they have been reduced to mere vote bank stuff with the status of semi-slaves that could be manipulated and misuse by the politicians in order to win polls, particularly the Congress party.
For ordinary Muslims, the recent positive statement of Indian premier Narandra Modi naming Indian Muslims credible patriots has become shocking even for Congress party leaders as not even that party that exploited the Muslims for its own purposes ever said something like truthful that soothing to Muslims years in India in public.
Today, Indian government run by the national parties like Congress and BJP in alliance with regional parties like Siva Sena, DMK, AIADMK, Telugu desam, etc can deal with Muslims the way they prefer and they do exactly that makes majority Hindus happy.
This anti-Muslim problem has been happening for decades with changing political fortunes of Indian political parties primarily because Indian Muslims have no credible voice in the country, in parliament, state assemblies as their leaders have already sold out Muslims to major parties in exchange for favors for their families; Worse, Muslims still trust the Congress and other pseudo secular parties like Congress, SP that also, like other Hindutva parties, pursue Hindutva programs in India and abroad
It remains a fact that Congress pursues the same polices the BJP advances in India to make Hindus the bosses and Muslims the slaves.
For Indian Muslims the ruling party should not be concern but it is because they see BJP more dangerous than Congress party.
Indian media lords, worst possible fanatic minds the world has today, just dutifully help the regime’s anti-Muslims and anti-Islam overturns and also insults the terrorized Muslims
A few Muslim leaders who control Muslim vote banks in the country, jointly or separately, and transfer votes to the parties that offer maximum money to them benefit from every regime, irrespective of which party or coalition rules India.
Congress party and allies, the so-called secular factory, cannot do that because they gain only if Muslims are divided and hated by Hindus.
A major task for the Narandra Modi government is to release Muslim mindset from the awkward position they have been pushed by the essentially the Congress party that colonized Muslim mindset in its own profitable ways.

False dependence on Congress party has led them to such an extent that Muslims are unable to think that Congress party is the root cause of ill-fated journey of Indian Muslims. The Hindutva parties have only benefited from secret agenda of Congress party.
Muslims are made to think without Congress party Muslims, like in Jammu Kashmir where the military does that, would be killed by Hindutva parties and hence they must protect the Congress party and governments.
Muslim leaders are betraying the Muslim masses. Modi should vacate the court case regarding the historic Babri Mosque and let Muslims worship there as they used to do before the Congress government of Nehru dynasty conspired to dismantle that mosque by misusing Hindutva parties.
Indian Muslims continue to suffer as hapless sections of Indian vote bank politics.
Muslims in India look forward to positive attitude from Hindutva parties toward their cruel fate so that they could aim at a better destiny for themselves in a constructively meaningful manner.
Narandra Modi led BJP government has the absolute majority for making decisions and all the resources under its total command , and so it can showcase the pro-Muslims rhetoric in practice by implementing polices that help Muslims and improve their status in the national scenario that they continue to serve India now as the legitimate citizens of India.
India now should undertake serious economic measures to uplift majority of Muslims who suffer due to the mischevious behaviour of Muslim leaders.
True, India remains a Hindu majority nation will remains so as far as we can see but Muslims as a major minority section are entitled status as Indian constitution.
New premier Narendra Modi can make it a reality. It seems only he has got the authority and power to empower pathetically living Muslims and can do it.
Modi should ask Indian media lords to sympathetic towards defenseless Indian Muslims – enough of gimmicks of fanaticism and hatred towards them. Let the highly communalized India media do justice to Muslims now on. Stop the mischief of putting Pakistani stamp on Indian Muslims, thereby further complicating their pathetic existence in India.
Indian Muslims, except those Congress vote bank agents, look forward to Modi for enough sympathy for them.

Let a new credible era of Indian secular democracy set in soon!
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Scotland Referendum: Ramifications for Kashmir!

Scotland Referendum: Ramifications for Kashmir!
-DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL
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Obtaining freedom and independence from big powers looks very difficult today as all big powers have joined hands to protect, even by terror wars,  their illegally taken colonialist and imperialist possessions.
Scots have undertaken any armed struggle to obtain freedom from United Kingdom but used only peaceful and democratic means to achieve their objective but have failed.  Majority of Scots have voted in favor of the status quo of remaining as an important part of UK that enjoys the UNSC veto status.
Though   failed, the Scots who struggle for independent nation should be happy that they are a part of big nation, a former colonial empire of the globe which once controlled the resources of almost entire world, including the now only super power of the world USA.
The Scots would continue to their efforts for an independent Scotland.
The failure of the referendum for Scotland, however, has serious ramifications for all freedom seeking nations around the world.
Those Kashmiris in both Azad Kashmir and Jammu Kashmir who fight for freedom from Indian occupation in order for  reestablishing a free Jammu Kashmir or joining  a destabilized and weak Pakistan  have serious  message from the fate of Scotland referendum .
Some Kashmiris and Pakistan who seek referendum to determine the status of Kashmiris (whether they should be part of India or Pakistan) as per the UN resolution should now comprehend their fate if a similar referendum is placed by Indian government for vote. Most Indians would vote against cessation and Pakistanization of Kashmiris.
Also, most of Kashmiris, both Hindus and Muslims have been Indianized through constant regime deliberate manipulations and as such not many Kahsmiri Hindus would like an independent or Pakistanized Kashmir.   Even those who support Kashmiri freedom struggle won’t support if Kashmiris deceive them by choosing to join an aimless Pakistan.
The main problem for freedom seekers of Kashmir is the support extended to India by big powers like USA, UK and Russia. And India seeks even the Chinese support for its continued occupation because China is also occupying a part of Kashmir, gifted by Pakistan.
Considering emerging situation, Kashmiris should stop fighting for freedom, clamoring for Pakistan and wait for the appropriate moment only to demand an independent Kashmir.
Another, much better idea for Kashmir Muslims in Jammu Kashmir is to accept the being citizens of India as the reality and make life comfortable  by shedding  antagonism with a powerful military regime India which has already enlisted support of  all major powers of the world in keeping Kashmir as an integrated part of India.
Kashmiri Muslims should understand that they are the victim of big power politics and rivalry. By supporting Pakistan which was  a part of Indo-Pak-Britain conspiracy, they also lose the support of Indian Muslims.
There is no credible possibility for Kashmir Muslims to become Pakistanis to share shame and destabilized values .
In order to save the remaining Kashmir Muslims they need to evolve a new  mode of thinking since neither Pakistan nor India  would ever allow both Azad Kashmir and Jammu Kashmir to come together to remake a nation because both use JK as a buffer zone to protect their respective  territories.
As for choosing a country of residence, a strong  India is much better than a weak and sub-serving Pakistan of today.  Being blind to the emerging reality when India, Pakistan and China would  jointly operate in the region.
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Dr. Abdul RuffSpecialist on State Terrorism; Educationalist;Chancellor-Founder of Centor for International Affairs(CIA); Independent Analyst-columnist;Chronicler of Foreign occupations & Freedom movements(Palestine,Kashmir, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Xinjiang, Chechnya, etc)

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Anti-Muslimism and anti-Islamism are more dangerous than “terrorism” Anti-Islamic forces & terrorists are using criminal elements for terrorizing the world and they in disguise are harming genuine interests of ordinary Muslims. Global media today, even in Muslim nations, are controlled by CIA  & other anti-Islamic agencies. Former university Teacher;/website:abdulruff.wordpress.com
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