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by Sachin
22 Oct 2018 21:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
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Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

UlanBatori wrote:Why are the poojaris' names Kannada-sounding? (or is it Telugu?)

This is (or was) Travancore, and the Poojaris are addressed differently. It is very different from the usual naming style we hear at "Cochin Kingdom". :)
by Sachin
22 Oct 2018 21:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 930
Views: 44288

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

I think the "media blackout" was a baseless rumour. The bigh three TV channels had to vacate the place, because they were afraid of being manhandled. Janam TV and the online sources are there all the time. The "media blackout" was just an excuse for the "down hill sking&quo...
by Sachin
22 Oct 2018 14:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization
Replies: 95
Views: 6088

Re: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization

habal wrote:please note he was the primary witness for the nuns.

Abhaya case redux?? :(. Hope these incidents do not die out due to the Sabari Mala issue. But all said and done, it is very difficult to prove that Bishop Franco raped some one, especially as the incidents happened a few year back.
by Sachin
22 Oct 2018 13:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 930
Views: 44288

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Today at Sabari Mala ⋅  Sabarimala: SC to decide Tuesday date for hearing review pleas. Which means that the review petitions have all been accepted and would be considered. No out right rejections. ⋅  Sabarimala report to be finalized today. The report will also list out the L&a...
by Sachin
22 Oct 2018 00:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
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Views: 44288

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Looks like media persons are being evicted from sabarimalai? Why would that be? Internet services banned and mobile networks jammed. Is govt planning opn bluestar? To be frank, I don't think Kerala Govt. and Kerala Police would make another attempt to "storm" Sabari Mala. But what they ha...
by Sachin
21 Oct 2018 22:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
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Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

There is NO way people DONOT know. The people who go to Sabarimala and priets/people who do irumudi for swamis know the Sabarimala procedures well. Whole eco-system of Mandala Deeksha is well known in places in AP, mostly temple towns, for long time (even before some 1991 judgement comment some sma...
by Sachin
21 Oct 2018 22:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 930
Views: 44288

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

b) One has a serious apparently life-threatening internal medical problem. c) Govt sends Collector-level wimmens IAS Aphsar accompanying yindoos wimmens guvrmand doctors via IAF helo to the temple. They land, enter the temple, render aid, and supervise airlifting patient. ;) In Sabari Mala the Kera...
by Sachin
21 Oct 2018 14:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
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Views: 44288

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

A noisy protest broke out at Pampa on Sunday morning when a group of persons objected to two women from Andhra Pradesh trekking uphill to the Sabarimala temple. This has been a perennial problem for quite some time. It is women from AP & TS who come year after year to Sabari Mala, but I do feel...
by Sachin
21 Oct 2018 13:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 930
Views: 44288

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Just back after a two day trip to KL. I landed up on Friday, and the previous night itself there were rumours of "some one important" would be taken to the Sabari Mala shrine. It was said to be Trupthi Desai (who actually was sitting inside a prison cell as GoMH had ordered preventive dete...
by Sachin
19 Oct 2018 11:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 930
Views: 44288

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

highly unprofessional of the state police and state media to reveal names of the women to public. Surya's aka Rehana Fatima house has been vandalized and her identity and workplace compromised. Poor all-round performance by those who were allowed to leak her info to media. It seems there is no fire...
by Sachin
19 Oct 2018 11:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
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Views: 44288

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

So if her new id showed her new name 'Surya', police can claim innocence. No body is going to believe the Kerala Police this time. These women had approached the IG yesterday evening. Don't think the police just looked up their names and decided to give them protection. Rehana Fathima was one of th...
by Sachin
19 Oct 2018 11:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 930
Views: 44288

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Now, Surya a.ka Rehana's life is in real danger, if she has really converted from Islam to Hinduism. She is now royally trapped. Her house has been vandalised (which I am not endorsing). There is now pressure mounted on BSNL her employer to sack her. And if she has converted to Hinduism; then all t...
by Sachin
19 Oct 2018 10:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 930
Views: 44288

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

today's comedy from sabarimala Yes, indeed. And today is the day Hindus do their Vidyarambh . When they actually worship books and young kids start their learning. * IG Sreejith is the latest victim and becomes a caricature at the steps I don't think he is a victim, but a willing accomplice who wor...
by Sachin
19 Oct 2018 07:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 930
Views: 44288

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Looks like the Kerala Govt and police will take three women to Sabari Mala this morning. The police had pretty much moved every devotee from the hill shrine yesterday itself. So a major victory for "secularism". Now the next step is to what the priest on duty, the chief priest plan to do.
by Sachin
18 Oct 2018 19:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 930
Views: 44288

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

While I understand what you are saying, as a practical matter, the protestors will have to go back to their jobs, home, etc. at some point. The GoKL will simply out-wait them and do whatever it wants to. Sabari Mala is not a temple which opens every day. It is for the first 5 days every month, and ...
by Sachin
18 Oct 2018 18:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 930
Views: 44288

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Otherwise, I don't know what's the solution. The KL govt does not want to back down, the SC shows no sign of wisdom, and the MSM (especially the Delhi+Mumbai based English media) is frothing in the mouth; how long can people keep up the protest? There are some signs that the KL Govt. has been shake...
by Sachin
18 Oct 2018 15:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
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Views: 44288

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Isn't it funny that all National Propagandists (aka media) sends women reporters to cover Sabarimala. Every one of them were counting down the minutes to "Gender Justice" till yesterday evening They retained such hopes this morning also when Suhasini Raj decided to make a visit. In this t...
by Sachin
18 Oct 2018 13:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 930
Views: 44288

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

(My low opinion of local leadership has not changed! Neither you nor me posting about her past is not going to help, as long as leaders dont categorically distance themselves from her) Mine as well :). And my main worry being this sloppy leadership damaging the original cause (i.e Sabari Mala tradi...
by Sachin
18 Oct 2018 12:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 930
Views: 44288

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Dont know if it is relevant, but the senior police officer being mentioned here belongs to the Pentecostal denomination and has been known to have anger management issues. Wonder what can go wrong? The question is is he a police officer first or a Pentacoastal Missionary first :). Even Supreme Cour...
by Sachin
18 Oct 2018 11:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 930
Views: 44288

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

First thanks for educating us all on the details. For what it is worth, heard this from old timers - the Devaswom boards and other such entities were setup to ensure the rights of the deity and guarantee the citizen devotees some propriety in terms of temple upkeep and affairs. Many of the major te...
by Sachin
18 Oct 2018 11:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 930
Views: 44288

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Mean while, there is a state wide Harthal in Kerala today. Hartal commences: Stone pelting at KSRTC buses. Hartal: Special security arrangements in place at Sabarimala. Sec. 144 Cr.PC was imposed in the immediate vicinity of Sabari Mala and the base camps at Pampa and Nilakkal; because the protestor...
by Sachin
18 Oct 2018 11:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 930
Views: 44288

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

protestors have a point. Since they all are born to polluting mothers who pollute whatever they touch and do so repeatedly month-after-month their children are free to pollute anything at will as well. Everything works out if one thinks on these lines. You can ignore this personal question, if you ...
by Sachin
17 Oct 2018 23:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 930
Views: 44288

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

One old man committed suicide. Its on twitter. Situation is not healthy. Will not make much impact. Will be considered as a specimen of the old "patriarchal" setup in Kerala. Main stream media can also spin lots of theories to show the man in poor light. Main stream media in Kerala, is fu...
by Sachin
17 Oct 2018 21:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 930
Views: 44288

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Sabari Mala round up.. ⋅  Section 144 to be imposed in Sabarimala on Thursday. ⋅  Sabarimala Karma Samithi calls for hartal on Thursday; NDA voices support. ⋅  Media bears brunt of protests as tempers soar around Sabarimala. Today's take away:- 1. BJP and Congress have ...
by Sachin
17 Oct 2018 12:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
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Views: 44288

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

But do you think protests could have been handled better instead of a bunch of 'locals' going around abusing all women in sight. Isn't that a 'self goal' ? Protests to be handled better by whom? I don't think all women were abused. The women who are coming to the place is coming with an agenda; and...
by Sachin
17 Oct 2018 11:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 930
Views: 44288

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Mean while the grand looting scheme of the communists by going on a "world begging challenge" is also now scuttled thanks to sensible decision taken by the central government. Kerala ministers cancel foreign trip for fundraising Many of the communist ministers who had made big time purchas...
by Sachin
17 Oct 2018 11:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
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Views: 44288

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

As I type this in, two women (from Andhra Pradesh) are moving up from Pampa, the earlier point at which women were denied entry. They would have to trek for 5km to reach Sannidhanam area, and then climb up the 18 holy steps to reach the temple's sanctum sanctorum. From what I could make out the wome...
by Sachin
17 Oct 2018 00:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 930
Views: 44288

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Police crackdown has started at Nilakkal and Pamba (as I predicted).
by Sachin
16 Oct 2018 20:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 930
Views: 44288

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

I don't think it is a slam-dunk yet, because the SC will be told that it is no longer tribal territory, Twin Elephants own it, etc., but at least the MOHAWG is now on the side of the yindoo agitators. The current plan of GoKL seems to be some how get some women up there to Sabari Mala, and then say...
by Sachin
16 Oct 2018 16:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
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Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Arima wrote:Buddhist color to Ayyapa looks real interesting-
some reference from google

References are all good, but it would take some more communist propaganda to change the current belief system amongst the Kerala Hindus. Communists may find the caste based splitting more easier.
by Sachin
16 Oct 2018 14:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
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Views: 44288

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

All vehicles are being checked by devotees at Nilackal, the main road head. This place is some 20km before Pampa, where the road actually ends. I am expecting some fire works tonight. The "secular" government and the police may try some quick raids and lathi charges in the night. The way ...
by Sachin
16 Oct 2018 11:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
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Views: 44288

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

1) Sabarimala talks today; Attempt to reach consensus. The facilities this time at Sabari Mala and Pampa (the climbing point) is really going to be bad this time. The floods and land slides have really caused havoc in the area, and the state goverment has not managed to bring back the situation and ...
by Sachin
14 Oct 2018 21:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
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Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

The secular state that Hindus consider a replacement for the royals who were patrons of temples across the land is a predator. Hindus do not realise this and cry that the judiciary interferes. Some smart people seems to have realised this :). Subramaniam Swamy has filed a petition in Supreme Court ...
by Sachin
13 Oct 2018 23:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
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Views: 44288

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Secondly, it is a 400% lie that the govt is taking temple money. The DB accounting is separate, so the govt can't just take any of the money. What they can do is let the DB babus to siphon off/skim/kickback. Some other arguably legal adjustments also do happen, like the DB money being used to buy v...
by Sachin
13 Oct 2018 20:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
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Views: 44288

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

IMO, the game is about the huge tourist revenue (and associated souvenir/picture etc sales) that Sabarimala brings: the commies etc want to grab the whole pie there. That is quite known. It is pretty much known that Kerala's finance is also sustained in a big way by the big temples in the state, li...
by Sachin
13 Oct 2018 11:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
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Views: 44288

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Looks like more nastier games are being planned Trupti Desai to visit Sabarimala soon. Trupti Desai is challenging the devotees: PS Sreedharan Pillai {of the BJP} . And on the Kerala floods & subsequent "begging challenge" , looks like only the Kerala Chief Minister has been given auth...
by Sachin
13 Oct 2018 11:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
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Views: 44288

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

I don't know the full text of the Petition, and how much it got distorted in reporting, but at first reading it sounds like a jumbled mess of insinuations with no facts. True. The petition which was filed at Kerala HC, was filed by a person who had no locus standi (i.e non-Muslim), and he had no su...
by Sachin
12 Oct 2018 19:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 930
Views: 44288

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

Sabrimala Ayyyappan also presides as Sastha in Sabarimala. During the days leading upto Makara Jothi, HE assumes special powers. Not only the temple complex, surrounding hills & regions assumes certain mystical power. The whole process of whorship is an occult parctise or based on Tantra as we ...
by Sachin
12 Oct 2018 12:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
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Views: 44288

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

May be we should rename this thread to "Kerala Floods - its aftermath and Sabari mala" ;). The main pilgrimage season is about to start, and so there seems to be some major event happening every day. One thing the communist government is now clearly on the defensive. The euphoria of them l...
by Sachin
11 Oct 2018 20:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 930
Views: 44288

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

This thread is now way off-topic, but would just chip in a few thoughts. ‘Sabarimala fight not about periods, it’s about dignity’: Petitioner Bhakti Pasrija NCW chairperson slams women’s protest over Sabarimala. “I can’t understand why these women are staging protest over Sabarimala. Only those who ...

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