Braveheart Rukshana and Sardar Patel!

Braveheart Rukshana and Sardar Patel!

Rukshana Sardar_patel

Sardar Patel, the real Architect of India forgotten! Today October 31, 2009 has been the Sardar Patel’s 134th birthday, but only a few could remember him! Today morning, purposely I sent e-mails to the leading TV-channels mentioning about it, but none cared. I waited till 9’ O clock news, but nothing happened, whereas, the TIMES-NOW went on repeating the story of Braveheart Rushana” of Kashmir!

I do not know how these bloody Indians could forget Sardar Vallabhbai Patel (1875-1950), without him, there could not have been India, where we have been living. Had he been the PM, there would not have been Kashmir issue at all.


“Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s dream to make United of India. They were known for his Iron will and indomitable courage. They brought about the merge of 565 of princely states with the Indian Union and became the architect of the integrity of India. Honest in word and deed, they were hero among heroes, lion among men. Today we require this kind of thought and determination to make India powerful again and fulfill his dream.”

Rukshana praised on October 31, 2009: On the night of September 27, a group of LeT militants barged into Rukhsana’s house and tried to abduct her. Rukhsana fought with them bravely. She used all her force to push a terrorist to wall, overpowered him, punched him several times, snatched his rifle and killed him in a dual combat. She also injured another militant, when they fled.

Rukhsana was commended for her bravery all over India. President Dr. Pratibha Patil, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Union Home Minister P Chidambaram had appreciated her courage. The Centre has already announced a bravery award for her.

Militants attack Rukhsana’s house Rajouri, Oct 30 (PTI):
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Rukhsana Kausar


In a revenge attack, militants on Friday night hurled two grenades at the house of Rukhsana Kausar, the woman who shot into national limelight by taking on armed terrorists of Lashkar-e-Toiba killing one of them, but she was not present there at the time of the incident.

Mani Ben and Sardar Indira_gandhi

Indira Gandhi remembered on October 21, 2009: The de facto and de jure PMs of India could do the ritual of remembering Indira Gandhi. Even Sikh riots have been mentioned with the remarks that they are no takers for “Khalistan” in Canada!



5 பதில்கள் to “Braveheart Rukshana and Sardar Patel!”

  1. vedaprakash Says:

    இந்திய நாட்டை இணைத்த உண்மையான “The Real Architect of India” இந்தியர்கள் மறந்தார்களா அல்லது மறக்கவைத்தார்களா தெரியவில்லை,

    இருப்பினும் 31-10-2009 அன்று பாரதிய வித்யா பவனில் ஒரு ஐம்பது நபர்கள் அவரை ஞாபகம் வைத்திருந்து சர்தாரின் 134வது ஜெயந்தி / பிறந்த நாளை கொண்டாடியுள்ளனர்.

    திரு. விட்டல் (மத்திய விஜிகென்ஸ் கமிஷனர்-ஓய்வு), கோபால்சாமி (தலைமை தேர்தல் ஆணையர்-ஓய்வு) முதலியோர் சர்தாரின் எளிமை, நேர்மை முதலியற்றைப் பற்றிப் பேசினர்.

    படேல் ஒருமுறை அரசு தொலைபேசியில் தனது சொந்த விஷயத்தைப் பேசியதால், அவரே அதை சொல்லி அதற்குண்டான பணத்தைச் செல்லுத்தினாராம்! அனால் இன்றோ அத்துறையில் ஊழல் 22,000 கோடி, 60,000 கோடி, 1, 50,000 கோடி என்று ஏறிக்கொண்டே வருகின்றது!

    தேசிய அளவில் நடைபெற்ற ஒரு கட்டுரைப் போட்டியில் பரிசு பெற்ற மாணவர்களுக்கு திரு. கோபால்சாமி பரிசு வழங்கினார். இளைஞர்கள் “நன்றான ஆளுமை” பற்றி கட்டுரைகள் எழுதி, ஊழலற்ற இந்தியாவை “கனவு” காண்கின்றனர்!

    ஒரு பெரியவரின் / கிழவரின் “கமன்டு”: எதோ பேப்பர் பார்த்து வந்தேன். ஒரு சிலராவது சர்தாரை நினைவில் வைத்துக் கொண்டுப்பதைக் கண்டு மகிழ்ச்சியாக இருக்கிறது. வந்திருந்தவர்கள் எல்லாம் அழைக்கப் பட்டு வந்துள்ளவர்கள் – பரிசு வான்கியவர்கள், அவர்களது பெற்றோர்கள். அப்படி பார்த்தால், நான் மட்டும் தான் இந்த நிகழ்ச்சிற்கே வந்தது போல இருக்கிறது”!

    அதுவும் ஒருவிதத்தில் உண்மைதான்!

  2. vedaprakash Says:

    Vadodara remembers its ‘Sardar’ on his birthday

    The 134th birth anniversary of Sardar Valabhbhai Patel on Friday was celebrated at his birthplace by numerous people of Karamsad, Anand, Vallabh Vidyanagar and Vadodara.

    In the morning, locals and other prominent dignitaries including Dinsha Patel, Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas, and Duleep Mathai, descendant of John Mathai who was independent India’s second finance minister, took part in a function held in the honour of the ‘Iron Man of India’.

    Similar commemorations were held at Charutar Vidya Mandal and at Sardar Patel’s birthplace in Karamsad. “Everyone came together and discussed the various episodes of Sardar Patel’s life. Many NRIs also attended the function,” said Ramesh Prajapati, administrator of Sardar Patel Memorial Trust, Anand.

    In Vadodara, the Sardar Bhavan Trust on Friday renamed the road from Lehripura to Kothi Cross roads as Sardar Patel Marg. The route had been named after Sardar Patel by the Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) way back in 1962; but it was renamed on Friday in a bid to refresh public memory.

  3. vedaprakash Says:

    Extracts from TIME Cover Story dated January 27, 1947

    Princes and Paupers. On the 17th anniversary of the Indian Congress’ Purna Swaraj (complete independence) resolution of Jan. 26, 1930, India was almost completely free of Britain but in danger of lapsing into anarchy. The infant country faced these problems, among others:

    · Hatred between the Hindu and Moslem communities, which flared last August into the Great Calcutta Killing when 6,000 died, has now hardened into a grim struggle over Pakistan.
    · Rising prices and falling production have intensified the conflict between millions of the poorest and some of the richest people in the world. Strikes are bubbling all over India. Communist power is rising. The Congress Party is likely to split into right and left groups and the Moslems face a similar division.
    · While Gandhi continues to attack industrialization, some of his most devoted followers go ahead with plans to make India the industrial heart of Asia.
    · Freedom for India does not affect the princely states, where 93 million (25%) Indians live. These are more or less despotically ruled by an anachronistic group of princes who have, on the average, 11 titles, 5.8 wives, 12.6 children, and 3.4 Rolls-Royces. Sooner or later a free Indian nation will have to deal with them; right now the Communists are advocating expulsion of the princes.

    Power is the Spur. To bring under control this vast interplay of seemingly irresistible forces and immovable bodies would take more than the fanaticism of Moslem Leaguer Mohamed Ali Jinnah, more than Jawaharlal Nehru’s eloquent idealism more, perhaps, than Gandhi’s combination of mysticism and manipulation. India needed an organizer. It had one. Gandhi listened to God and passed on his political ideas to Vallabhbhai (rhymes with “I’ll have pie”) Patel; Patel, after listening to Gandhi, translated those ideas into intensely practical politics.
    Patel has no pretensions to saintliness or eloquence or fanaticism. He is, in American terms, the Political Boss…
    As Home and Information Minister of the new Central Government, as boss of the Congress Party, Patel represents what cohesive power Free India has. This cinder-eyed schemer is not the best, the worst, the wisest or the most typical of India’s leaders, but he is the easiest to understand, and on him, more than on any man, except Gandhi, depends India’s chance of surviving the gathering storms.

    Interrupted Rubber. The first movement Patel ever organized was a student revolt against a teacher he accused of profiteering in pencils and paper. Later, Patel went to London, studied law 16 hours a day, topped the list in a bar examination and headed back for his beloved India without stopping to tour the Continent. He has never left India since.
    His legal career was mainly defending murderers and bandits and frightening district magistrates with his caustic tongue. One magistrate, hearing that Patel was expanding his practice, moved his court to a town out of Patel’s reach. In later years Gandhi found in Patel “motherly qualities” that eyes less inspired than the Mahatma’s never saw….Enemies and friends tell an anecdote of his criminal law days. He had just put his wife in a Bombay hospital, returned to Ahmedabad to argue a murder case. He was on his feet when a telegram arrived. He read that his wife had died, put the telegram into his pocket and went on with his argument as if he had never been interrupted.
    In 1915 Patel was playing bridge in Ahmedabad’s Gujarat Club when he first saw his fellow lawyer Gandhi, fresh from agitational triumphs in South Africa. At that time Patel dressed in fancy Western clothes and affected the manners of the most pukka sahib Briton. When his eyes fell upon Gandhi, Patel interrupted his game long enough to make a few scathing remarks. A year later he joined Gandhi’s movement.
    By 1927, when Patel had become the mayor of Ahmedabad, unofficial capital of Gujarati-speaking India, his extraordinary skill as an organizer showed itself for the first time during the great Gujarat floods. Every-thing broke down – transport, communications, all methods of distribution. The general Indian attitude used to be to regard such catastrophes as acts of God. What little relief there was usually came from a British Government which took its good time to relieve distress. Patel initiated an unheard-of fund-raising drive for the relief of the flood victims. Supplies were moved into the flood areas by hundreds of volunteers wading through waist-deep water, carrying boxes and sacks on their heads. When lumber was required for constructing small bridges or building houses, Patel arranged for it all without making a single approach to the Government. It seemed a miracle to Indians when all the lumber arrived on the scene in the needed sizes. By the time the Bombay provincial representatives got there, no official assistance was needed.
    Nothing like it had ever been seen before in India. Here at last was organization by and for Indians.

    Somber Masterpiece. Now that India seems to require miracles of organization if its Government is to survive, Indians recall Patel’s organizational masterpiece, the Bardoli no-tax campaign of 1928. Despite the fact that crops had been bad for several years in the Bardoli district, a 25% tax increase was ordered by the Government assessors. This was precisely the opportunity Gandhi had been waiting for to launch the first real experiment in mass civil disobedience.
    Patel took charge. Dressed in simple dhoti and shirt, he trudged from village to village, day after day, exhorting the peasants at every stop to stand fast and pay no taxes. “Some of you are afraid your land will be confiscated,” he said in one speech. “What is confiscation? Will they take away your lands to England?” In another speech he set forth the principle that was to govern every Congress struggle of the future: “Every home must be a Congress office and every soul a Congress organization.” Under Patel’s orders the peasants’ buffaloes, which the Government might have taken, were brought right into the peasants’ houses. No servants would work for the Government collectors. Nobody would sell them food or give them water. Some property was, of course, confiscated and sold, but bidders were few. In all Bardoli not one rupee was collected in direct taxes.
    A stunned Government finally asked Gandhi for terms. The upshot was a 6¼%, not a 25% increase in taxes. Patel emerged from Bardoli with a new and exalted status. He received the unofficial title of “Sardar,” meaning captain or leader, which he has carried ever since.

    Money Makes the Mare Go. After Bardoli, Patel became recognized as the Congress Party’s chief organizer and disciplinarian. He checked up on what Gandhi’s followers ate, drank, and wore. He passed on the party lists in provincial elections. He approved party-sponsored legislation, and personally drafted much of it. No detail was too unimportant or sordid for Boss Patel. Recently he took charge of negotiations between the Congress Party Ministry in Bombay and the Western Indian Turf Association, which wanted to renew its license for the Bombay racetrack. Patel, who has never seen a horse race, knew what the traffic would bear. He upped the license fee from half a million rupees to three million.
    Although he has handled millions in party funds, Patel has no personal love of money. With his daughter Maniben, who acts as his secretary (she has accompanied him on most of his sojourns in British prisons), he now lives in a little suite in his son Dahyabhai’s Bombay house. He eats little, drinks no alcohol, quit smoking when he first went to jail. In recent years he has had serious stomach trouble. His only exercise is a walk when he rises, at 4:30 a.m. His only recreation is bouncing a ball across the room to his grandchildren. He has never seen a movie. He cares little about the world outside his country. Of 300 books in his Bombay library, every one is by an Indian, mostly about India….

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  5. vedaprakash Says:

    வீரப் பெண் ருக்ஷனாவுக்கு பெற்றோர் கொடுமை: கணவரை சந்திப்பதற்கு கூட அனுமதி இல்லை
    பதிவு செய்த நாள் : ஜூன் 14,2010,23:44 IST

    ஸ்ரீநகர் : காஷ்மீரில் துணிச்சலாக செயல்பட்டு பயங்கரவாதியை கொலை செய்த ருக்ஷனா, தற்போது சோகத்தில் மூழ்கியுள்ளார். “என் கணவரை சந்திப்பதற்கு அனுமதி அளிக்க மறுத்து, வீட்டை விட்டு வெளியேற விடாமல் என் பெற்றோர் தொல்லை கொடுக்கின்றனர்’ என, அவர் தெரிவித்துள்ளார்.

    காஷ்மீர், ரஜோரி மாவட்டத்தைச் சேர்ந்த இளம்பெண் ருக்ஷனா. கடந்தாண்டு, பயங்கரவாதிகள் இவரது வீட்டில் தாக்குதல் நடத்தியபோது, துணிச்சலாக அவர்களை எதிர்த்து போராடியவர். இதில், லஷ்கர்-இ-தொய்பா கமாண்டர் அபு ஒசாமாவை, ருக்ஷனா கொலை செய்தார். இந்த தைரியத்தை பாராட்டிய மத்திய அரசு, ருக்ஷனாவுக்கு கீர்த்தி சக்ரா விருது கொடுத்து கவுரவித்தது. மேலும், பாதுகாப்புப் படையிலும் அவருக்கு வேலை கிடைத்தது. இந்த சம்பவத்தை அடுத்து, ருக்ஷனா மிகவும் பிரபலமாகி விட்டார். இதற்கிடையே, அவரின் பாதுகாப்பு அதிகாரியாக செயல்பட்ட கபீர் உசேனுடன், ருக்ஷனாவுக்கு காதல் ஏற்பட்டது. இருவரும் திருமணம் செய்து கொண்டனர். ஆனால், இந்த திருமணத்தை ருக்ஷனாவின் பெற்றோர் கடுமையாக எதிர்த்தனர். வீட்டை விட்டு வெளியேற விடாமல், ருக்ஷனாவை அடைத்து வைத்துள்ளதாக, தற்போது தகவல் வெளியாகியுள்ளது.

    இதுகுறித்து தொலைபேசி மூலமாக பத்திரிகை ஒன்றுக்கு ருக்ஷனா அளித்த பேட்டி: எனக்கும், கபீர் உசேனுக்கும் கடந்த மே மாதம் திருமணம் நடந்து விட்டது. என் பெற்றோர் இதை ஏற்க மறுக்கின்றனர். என் உறவுக்கார பையனை திருமணம் செய்து கொள்ளும்படி வற்புறுத்துகின்றனர். எங்களுக்கும், அவர்களது குடும்பத்துக்கும் நீண்ட காலமாக சரியான உறவு இல்லை. நாங்கள் வறுமையில் இருந்ததால், அவர்கள் எங்களை மதிப்பது இல்லை. எங்களை அவமானப் படுத்தும் வகையில் பேசி வந்தனர். எனக்கு வேலை கிடைத்ததால், என் வருமானத்துக்கு ஆசைப்பட்டு, தற்போது உறவு கொண்டாடுகின்றனர். அவர்களது மகனை எனக்கு திருமணம் செய்து வைக்க முயற்சிக்கின்றனர். இதற்கு என் பெற்றோரும் உடந்தையாக உள்ளனர். எனக்கு ஏற்கனவே திருமணமாகி விட்டது. மீண்டும் ஒருவரை எப்படி திருமணம் செய்ய முடியும். பெற்றோரின் விருப்பத்தை ஏற்க மறுத்ததால், என் கணவருடன் சந்திப்பதற்கு எனக்கு அனுமதி மறுக்கின்றனர். வீட்டுக்குள்ளேயே அடைத்து வைத்துள்ளனர். வீட்டை விட்டு வெளியேறினால், பாதுகாப்புக்காக பின்தொடர்ந்து வருகின்றனர். இதனால், மிகவும் மன உளைச்சல் ஏற்பட்டுள்ளது. இவ்வாறு ருக்ஷனா கூறினார்.

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