My grievances are more valued than yours

Some morons associated with the Pink Chaddi campaign (well, I must admit that all of them are not morons, in fact some of them are real good people) are claiming (on the facebook group) that Muslim terrorism is the result of Hindutva. Of course, nothing new, we all have got bored with this idiotic claim by now.

If Muslim terrorism was a result of Hindutva, then I guess there are supporters of Veer Savarkar active in Israel, Pakistan, Indonesia, London, Madrid, New York, Chechnya, Xinjiang, and all other places bleeding profusely after being maimed by Muslim terrorists. That’s such an achievement for Veer Savarkar, who had targeted just India for acceptance of his ideology!

After the Mumbai terror attacks, one of the leading sickular ideologues Arundhati Roy had written in a British magazine, claiming that Mumbai attacks must not be seen in isolation and should be linked with Kashmir, Hindutva, Babri Mosque demolition, and general 'atrocities' on Muslims in India.

She got scot free after writing this article, but BJP leaders are chastised for claiming that there was local support for the terror attacks. Is not Arundhati hinting at a local/domestic involvement when she wrote this article?

The secular brigade argues that Muslims in India are persecuted and are ill-treated a lot (well, they surely have some genuine grievances and they have every right to speak about them), and one should look into their complaints when dealing with the issue of Islamic terrorism. They ask us to look at the root cause of terrorism.

Nice. Accepted. One must listen to people who claim they have some grievances, even if they are terrorists.

But who would listen to Hindus?

When some Hindu organizations were accused and people like Sadhvi Pragya arrested for terrorist activities, the same secular brigade bayed for her blood. No one cared to listen to her grievances. No trial, no analysis, only verdict – guilty, punish her. Why should the grievances of people like Sadhvi not be listened to?

Let the seculars also organize some seminar on persecution of Kashmiri pundits, just as they discuss with passion the problems of Palestinian Muslims.

Let the seculars also discuss and analyze the genocide of Hindus (how Hindu population dwindled alarmingly in Pakistan and Bangladesh) just as they claim Muslims are being massacred.

Let the seculars also listen to Hindu scholars when they try to explain what some of the misquoted shlokas mean just as they give platform to Mullahs to defend the verses of Quran.

I don’t know whether Sadhvi is innocent or guilty. But if the Islamic terrorism can inspire seculars to take a look at Mulsim grievances, Sadhvi’s case should inspire them to take a look at the Hindu grievances.

Sri Ram Sene solemnizes an inter-caste marriage

While Sri Ram Sene crossed the limits and did a horrible job by beating up women in the pub, they are doing something that would fight the biggest evil of Hinduism – the caste system. In some of the Hindu families, parents feel it ‘dishonorable’ to marry off their daughters to men of so-called lower castes. But thanks to Sri Ram Sene, this has been possible. Kudos to them for doing it and we hope they help more intercaste marriages to take place and remove this curse of casteism from the Hindu society.

Following is the news report. Such news won’t be reported by the main secular media, so help spread the word.

Mangalore, Feb 16: A young man and woman from Udupi district got married under the supervision of Sri Rama Sena at Saravu Sri Mahaganapati temple, after the parents of both of them resented their decision and opposed the relationship.

21-year-old Shobith and Geetha of the same age, entered wedlock in a simple, traditional ceremony in the presence of Sri Rama Sena activists. Shobith belongs to scheduled caste, while the girl is from Vishwakarma community. Shobith is a resident of Paniyur and Geetha, from Mudarangadi in Udupi District.

"We love each other since the last two and half years", confessed the couple.

Shobith, a student from Udupi, is studying Bachelor of Computer Applications course, while Geetha works in a private firm.

"My parents are totally opposed to this marriage. When we approached my parents with the proposal, they registered a complaint against me in the police station. As a result, I was sent to remand home a few years back, “Geetha said.

Geetha lives in a hostel in Manipal, as she has been expelled from her home. Parents of both the lovers are strongly against this marriage, and Shobith's parents not only dissuaded him from marrying the girl, but also warned him to shelve his plan.

"We planned to marry on February 14 with the help of Sri Rama Sena, as per their call, but when we contacted them, their leaders were not available. So we decided to marry today," said Shobith.

"We had two options before us, either marrying each other or committing suicide, but Sri Rama Sena members gave us life," he added.

"Sri Rama Sena members have assured us of finding out suitable residence and jobs," said Geetha.

Sri Rama Sena members, who were present there, said that it was not a forcible marriage, and that the couple contacted them with a request to assist them to get married to each other.

Speak up and Fight

One of the most often used tools by sickulars to attack Hinduism is to put a question mark on the existence and definition of Hindus. Their agenda is to prove to that Hinduism is the religion of Brahmins only, and all other castes of Hinduism are slaves of Brahmins, who must liberate themselves i.e. leave Hinduism and convert to other religions or just transform into a vibrant Hindu hater.

This scam was started by Evangelists with the invention of Aryan Invasion Theory, which got some support in Tamilnadu, causing some people to actually believe that South Indians belonged to a different race than North Indians. Evangelists wanted them to believe that the Rakshas (devils) in Ramayan, whom Lord Rama fought to rescue his wife Sita, were actually inhabitants of Tamilnadu, termed as Dravidians. Ramayan was converted into a story, rather myth, of fight between Aryans and Dravidians.

Evangelists had the state machinery of the British government to support them and a team of committed missionaries to propagate the theory, and it sold like hot cakes. Some people in Tamilnadu even cheerfully accepted Lanka King Ravana as the Dravidian hero, blissfully forgetting that Ravana was referred to as a Brahmin in most of the ancient versions of Ramayana. So even if the Aryan Invasion Theory was correct, Ravana was an Aryan!

Anyway, the issue is not to find out whom Lord Rama fought in those times, but to find out what the enemy of Hinduism is upto. Here, it would be very helpful to understand how Evangelists succeeded in converting whole of Europe into Christianity...

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The Shield

There are three main missions of “The SHIELD” –

  • To speak up against malicious vilification of Hinduism and Hindu culture, and to expose the coordinated attempts by sickulars (trinity of Evangelists, Jihadis and Communists) to project Hinduism as the root cause of all evils in the Indian society.

  • To act as a pressure group on saffron organizations (mostly referred as Sangh Parivar by the mainstream Indian media) who sometimes unfortunately indulge in disagreeable deeds and acts in the name of Hindu religion and culture.

  • To actively work towards betterment of the Hindu society in particular and Indian society in general, by fighting vices like casteism, crime and corruption and lending a helping hand in humanitarian operations.

  • Hindus must be aware that there is a lobby of Hindu haters strongly active in Indian politics and society. We have to defend ourselves against these elements without becoming paranoid or prisoners or Sangh Parivar.

    People at “The SHIELD” are not allergic to Sangh Parivar, in fact we acknowledge their vital contribution in upholding, promoting and securing Hindu interests, and that’s why only we can act as a pressure group.

    We want to send across a strong message to the saffron organizations – we are not amused by everything you do.

    And we want to send across a stern warning to the Hindu haters and sickulars – don’t push us too far.

    The corresponding blog is hosted at this link.

    Next Steps

    Finally, Valentine’s Day is here and perhaps Mr. Muthalik is wondering what to do with the pink chaddis sent to him by some self-declared custodians of progressive India, but we are sure that these self-declared custodians know for sure what to do with the pink condoms we sent to them. We wish them a safe, snobbish, and secular Valentine’s Day.

    Well, so what are we doing on this day? Those amongst us, who have girlfriends or wives will pamper them, and those who don’t, will blog like me :)

    But as we told, our campaign doesn’t end with Valentine’s Day. It’s just a beginning, and we had a good beginning. Thousands of people visited this page and supported us, some people visited this page to abuse us and Hinduism, that’s their culture and they have every right to practice that, we promised not to moderate, and one can still see those abusive messages lying in the ‘comments’.

    So what do we do next?

    Let me first confess that the pink condom campaign was just a tool to get noticed in the media and the virtual world - to mobilize people, to bring together like minded Hindus on a common platform, to be a voice of modern age Hinduism.

    No media house would have supported a “consortium of assertive and proud Hindus who are sick of Indian sickulars conspiring to attribute every vice in the society to Hinduism”; anyone speaking appreciatively about Hinduism is termed ‘communal’ in today’s world. Everyone is working overtime to defeat the communal forces and win a ticket to progressiveness.

    That’s why Indian media was more than happy to help a group, which placed a pink underwear over a background associated with the sacred Hindu sign of Om. This group, calling itself a “consortium of pubgoing, loose and forward women”, further derided RSS by putting pictures of a man and small kid attending RSS shakhas (at least keep little children out of this politics).

    A group that could mock the Hindu sacred sign and wrongly blame RSS for Mangalore put attack (when RSS has decried the attack and even favored ban on the attackers) was a sure-shot secular and progressive group in today’s world, and the Indian media obliged them no end.

    If this group had so many chaddis to spare, I wish they had sent some of it to thousands of Indians who have no piece of cloth to cover themselves (yes, I don’t find chaddis offensive, they are a very useful part of the wardrobe). But those poor, naked, dirty and backward Indians don’t speak English or go to pub, so they sent chaddis to Muthalik, I hope Muthalik sends them to those poor souls, but even he won’t I know.

    But it was not about chaddis. It was not even for liberty and women rights. It was all about proving oneself morally superior. Send a pink chaddi and prove yourself forward and progressive. The whole campaign was steeping with a condescending attitude.

    Let me make it clear once again – what SRS did in the Mangalore pub was not only uncivil and uncouth, it was criminal. If any campaign was needed, it was needed to bring those guys to book. The pink chaddi campaign brought those guys to television studios and news paper columns.

    Anyway, let the pink chaddi guys feel satisfied that their job is done. Our job starts now.

    First of all, I’m changing the name of our group from “The Pink Condom Campaign” to “The Self-respecting Hindus' Initiative for Equality and Liberty with Dignity” or “The SHIELD”.

    The name has been changed on facebook community too, which could start as our initial platform for discussions and future course of actions.

    We should invite likeminded friends to join, who otherwise didn’t join earlier as they thought pinkchaddi was too small an issue to start a counter campaign, and they were right, but as I told earlier, it was just an excuse to catch eyeballs and unite.

    So what do we do next?

    Our movement/campaign/initiative starts now. It would not be led by one group or any Sangh Parivar organization. It will be championed by you – an ordinary self-respecting Hindu.

    Let’s act as a SHIELD against people attacking Hinduism and blaming it for everything wrong that goes around in our society.

    Let’s act as a SHIELD against people like Sri Ram Sene, who have hijacked name of Hindu culture to do get some free publicity.

    Let’s act as a SHIELD against vices that truly infect Hindu society such as casteism, gender inequality, lack of brotherhood, and ignorance about richness of Hindu culture.

    Let’s also act as a SHIELD against other vices that infect our society such as corruption and crime, because if we don’t do that, the sickulars will blame even those on Hinduism!

    Let’s unite and act as a SHIELD to protect our self-respect and self-esteem, something that has been under constant attack but has survived for centuries. But we can’t just bloat under the fact that if it has survived all kinds of attacks, it will survive even in future. Hindusim is all about Karma philosophy, and we have to act.

    Let’s spread the word, discuss issues, try to meet in different cities in person, and let the movement start.

    Pink Chaddi clarification

    The Pink Chaddi campaigners have clarified two issues on their blog –

  • They accept that putting the picture of RSS was not appropriate as RSS was not the only right wing organization in the country, and there were right wingers in other religions too.

  • They completely deny that there was any attempt to mock the Hindu scared sign of “Om”, while designing the Logo of the campaign. They even offered to change their Logo.

  • Although we still have various reservations on the whole campaign, we welcome these clarifications.

    Pink Chaddi or Pink Raddi?

    Read one of our reader's rejoinder and analysis of the Pink Chaddi campaign -

    20 Feb 2009

    And will the leader of the Pink Chaddi campaign, Miss Nisha Susan, now send Pink Chaddis to the Church of Kerala for sexually assaulting women? If she is wondering what is being talked about, she should see this link -


    The Pink Condom Campaign

    About Us

    What is Pink Condom campaign?

    This campaign has been started as a response to some self righteous and progressive people who started the Pink Chaddi campaign. Their chaddi campaign ends on Valentine’s Day of 2009, but this is just a beginning for us.

    We are more democratic and transparent that the Pink Chaddi walas. We don’t claim inflated figures of support. There is a poll at the right hand corner of this page, which shows how many people support us, and how many don’t!

    Why condoms?

    Condoms are necessary to save yourself from AIDS and to lead a progressive and secular life. The Pink Chaddi walas claim themselves to be pubgoing, loose and forward - a condom will help them maintain being that.

    Who are we?

    We are the ordinary Hindus, who don’t bark on television channels to defend our faith, but we definitely get hurt when some people bark against our faith.

    We know that not everything is right with Hindu society, and things needs to be improved upon. That’s the whole essence of Hindu Dharma or Sanatana Dharma – to constantly change and evolve. We don’t need self-righteous sickular (so-called seculars) to reform us.

    Why are we anonymous?

    Unlike Pink Chaddi walas, our intention is not to grab news headlines and appear on Indian and international television (what else do you think sending chaddis will achieve?). We are just trying to convey a message – you reap what you sow.

    Why this opposition to Pink Chaddi campaign?

    Because the campaign tried to unnecessarily implicate an assertive Hindu and RSS (they showed pictures of RSS members in a derogatory way) for Managolore pub attack incident. RSS and Hindus didn’t approve of Mangalore incident, still they were demonized, which was result of a mentality which is full of hatred towards Hinduism.

    Do we support Sri Ram Sene?

    Not at all for beating up women in Mangalore. We know nothing more about them to declare an overall support or opposition. They don’t really matter to us.

    Do we support RSS?

    Yes and No. We support RSS for their social work and for fighting sickulars. We support them because we hate Hindu haters like Christian Missionaries, Jehadi Muslims and Indian Communists. We don’t support them if they would want to subjugate ordinary Christians and Muslims.

    How can join Pink Condom campaign?

    Click on the poll on right hand corner and express your support (or opposition). You can also join us on orkut and facebook and promote the word, as media surely won't promote us as they did to Pink Chaddi walas.