There are strong rumours that Congress High Command has also decided to support the "Ordinance route"
to clear the Sabari Mala log jam. K.C Venugopal an MP from Kerala seems to have been the key player here. The Congress fears that big caste based organisations like NSS would go the BJP way if Congress is seemed like being fence sitters. A better strategy being Congress favouring the Ordinance, which would also force the hands of the BJP.
Pulikeshi wrote:Hindus in KL have not done enough - there is a need to reach out to Hindu devotees from KA, TN & APs to coordinate protests and start a mass movement.
There were attempts on this and KL Hindu devotees have tried to reach out devotees from other states. And it did also see limited success. The pilgrims who protested when GoKL tried their cheap tricks were not KL devotees only. There was active support from TN. AP & KA; I guess took a neutral stand. But even in KA there have been campaigns for defending the temple, with even the state CM supporting them. So yes, more coordination is required to make this a big mass movement but it is not that nothing has been done on the ground so far.
Dileep wrote:GoKL insinuating change of thanthri is part of their general cluelessness in strategy/tactics for dealing with any issue. What can they actually do? No qualified thanthri would dare to take over from Thazamon.
+1. The peculariaty I have observed among the North Malabar communist leaders (who are also ministers in GoKL) is the absolute cluelessness or decorum in any activity they do. Right from the act of submitting food bills as medical bills, to planning foreign junk trips, all the way to using abusive language & threats; the North Malabar communists have really revealed their true dirty colours. Even communists from Central and South Kerala cannot stoop so low.
The commies have now realised that changing the chief priest etc. is unprecedented and that many people also have gone through the laws related to this. The Supreme Court has not asked the chief priest to do/or stop doing any activity. His role is still the same. The Devaswom Board
manuals talk about changing the chief priest, but a new person has to come from the same family. This is going to be another damp squib crude bomb which has fallen out of the commie arsenal.
habal wrote:RoL of Kerala is hopelessly divided and confirm to dictum of 2 malayalees make 4 organisations.
But it also cannot be ignored that a common thread of X'ianity still runs through all of them and in issues dealing with Hindus, they could remain neutral or tacitly support the anti-Hindu groups. I have been scanning social media after Sabari Mala issue started. The so called youth in RoL and RoP actually were the folks who taunted the Hindus the maximum (with the veneer of communism painted over them). It is only much later in the game that the seniors (i.e from their parents generation most likely) came out in support of the Hindus. It was only just two days back that a Syro Malabar Bishop met the NSS secretary and supported the NSS stance. I don't think any Muslim organisation in Kerala have made an official statement supporting the Hindu belief system.
The salafis are grouped around nadvathul mujahideen and are still a minority. I do not blame muslims for turning salafi or hijabis because they do not get jobs in India easily and most are self-employed with their own business and funding they get is all from relatives working/business in gelf and thus one cannot ask them to not follow practices what are practiced in gelf, because that is where they earn their bread and butter from. If they were all prosperous and well settled in India itself and India were a global tiger economy they would never have adopted any gelf customs.
Cannot completely agree with you on this. My ancestral home is still in a place which has a good Muslim population. And in my own child hood, I have seen them wearing dresses which was different from what Hindus wore. They used to cover their heads, had a unique dressing style and ornaments etc. Live and let live
was the mantra then. Today in the same area all those women have gone into shuttle cock burqas. The area is now clearly marked as "Muslim pockets" and "Hindu pockets", and SDPI and PDP etc. have made an entry. And RSS also is becoming stronger. This is in a place where till 30-40 years CPI(M) was strong
. So what has happened is that Middle East made many Muslims (and others as well) improve their social standards, with many Muslims also feeling that the Arab Life is the best/pure life. Blaming India for not giving any opportunity for them etc. may be a bit of an over kill. There have been lots of Keralites (cutting across religious lines) who have moved across India and improved their lives as well. And there are also lot of non-Muslims who have made a fortune in the middle east; yet they have not shunned their religion or the pluralistic Indian way of life.