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State In Religion / Preamble to Pogrom
« on: January 17, 2009, 09:21:43 AM »

http://www.ccs.in/aboutus.asp

Note:  Is this Indias ACL_Jew?  CCS.  Notice in the article below which is written for this CCS or Center for Civil Society the problem for religion is against the Muslims and the Indians themselves.  Someone is stirring the pot of secularism.  The ism's the Jews use are wrapped in pretty bow packages but the contents are really a ticking bomb.  Jews are roosting in India and beginning the same thing there as they have done in the USA.  Removing religion.  Have you guessed why they hate the Saudis yet?  Hard to inch their way in to demise their religious/political/culture system.  They are not budging. 

What happens when one budges even a hair of an inch?  Jews step in and start their vulture activity, they take over and begin picking through the laws like buzards.
Here in the USA we see the destruction of Jesus Christ.  In India we will see the destruction of Jesus Cow or whatever they opposing problem is.  Opposition to the Jew is in all cases a declaration of war.  There is no middle ground whatsoever, ever.

The jew is very tricky and are wise at their own deceits.  They declare themselves as secular or atheists unless at times it benefits them to claim religion.  In such case we have CAMERA and HILLEL on every campus in the name of diversity and any Christian groups are exempt from receiving public education or presence.  Someone can study Hebrew and get a PELL grant, someone can't study to be a minister and get a PELL grant.  Of course there are ways around it on both sides but Jews have a full hand in academics and other areas by claiming "ethnicity." 

India by declaring itself secular has let the wind swing the barn doors open full wide allowing the Jews to do their work. 

Here is the wording of the CCS, sound familar?  Moral of the story, if you see a Jew offering you a donut and coffee, just take the coffee and leave the donut with a wave of goodbye.  The wording is as sweet as pastry and more than many fall for the nice package of secular and point fingers at their religious neighbors accusing them of being Jew helpers. 

Just because you know not your a Jew helper, doesn't make it so.  There has not been a system devised or an idea thought of that the Jew could not overthrow.


CCS  in other words they do not work, just sit and manipulate the people of the land.  The worse part about Israel is they won't even stay in one country, they are everywhere.  The idea was the nations would be rid of the Jew, as you see it is far from the case, it just gave them power to have international spy meetings and recoup without being watched.  Israel is their own Vegas motel room.
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About the Centre
 
  The Centre for Civil Society is an independent, non-profit, research and educational organisation devoted to improving the quality of life for all citizens of India by reviving and reinvigorating civil society.
But we don't run primary schools, or health clinics, or garbage collection programs. We do it differently: we try to change people's ideas, opinions, mode of thinking by research, seminars, and publications. We champion limited government, rule of law, free trade, and individual rights.

We are an ideas organisation, a think tank that develops ideas to better the world. We want to usher in an intellectual revolution that encourages people to look beyond the obvious, think beyond good intentions, and act beyond activism.

We believe in the individuality and dignity of all persons, and their right to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. We trust their judgement when they cast their vote in a ballot box and when they spend their money in a marketplace. We are driven by the dream of a free society, where political, social, and economic freedom reigns. We are soldiers for a Second Freedom Movement.
   
What is Civil Society
 
  Civil society is an evolving network of associations and institutions of family and community, of production and trade, and of piety and compassion. Individuals enter into these relationships as much by consent as by obligation but never under coercion. Civil society is premised on individual freedom and responsibility, and on limited and accountable government. It protects the individual from the intrusive state, and connects the individual to the larger social and economic order. Civil society is what keeps individualism from becoming atomistic and communitarianism from becoming collectivist. Political society, on the other hand, is distinguished by its legalised power of coercion. Its primary purpose should be to protect, and not to undermine, civil society by upholding individual rights and the rule of law.

The "principle of subsidiarity" demarcates the proper arenas for civil and political society, and for local, state, and central government within the political society. The principle suggests that the state should undertake those tasks that people cannot undertake for themselves through voluntary associations of civil society.

The focus on civil society enables one to work from both directions; it provides a "mortar" program of building or rebuilding the institutions of civil society and a "hammer" program of readjusting the size and scope of the political society. Both programs are equally critical and must be pursued simultaneously. Weeds of the political society must be uprooted and seeds of a civil society must be sown.
   
Relationship Between Civil & Political Society
 
  The "principle of subsidiarity" demarcates the proper arenas for civil and political society, and for local, state, and central government within the political society. The principle suggests that the state should undertake those tasks that people cannot undertake for themselves through voluntary associations of civil society. The functions thus assigned to the state must be entrusted first to local governments. The functions that local governments cannot perform should be given to state governments and only those that state governments are unable to undertake should be delegated to the central government. The rampant growth of the political society`”the institutions of government`”since independence has hindered the flourishing of civil society in India. It is only by rethinking and reconfiguring the political society that India will be able to achieve economic prosperity, social peace and cohesion, and genuine political democracy. The focus on civil society enables one to work from both directions; it provides a `˜mortar` program of building or rebuilding the institutions of civil society and a `˜hammer` program of readjusting the size and scope of the political society. Both programs are equally critical and must be pursued simultaneously. Weeds of the political society must be uprooted and seeds of a civil society must be sown.
   
Support
 
In accordance with its purpose, the Centre accepts support only from individuals and institutions of civil society. Unless we can make the philosophic foundations of a free society once more a living intellectual issue, and its implementation a task which challenges the ingenuity and imagination of our liveliest minds, the prospects of freedom are dark. But if we can regain that belief in the power of ideas which was the mark of liberalism at its best, the battle is not lost. The intellectual revival of liberalism is already under way in many parts of the world."
F A Hayek.   

Here we see by the title Preamble to Pogram to understand who authored it.

The point being they are over there stirring up miscontent and disruption between the Indians and Muslims and using Indian courts to do so just as they do everywhere.  If they fought these battles from Israel no one would listen to them and it would cost the Jews a fortune, rather they go to each country and use their court systems and money to fight the battles they need to win prior to world take over.

 This is the html version of the file http://www.ccsindia.org/interns2002/21.pdf.



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State & Society Centre for Civil Society 202State in Religion: Preamble to Pogrom Garima Gupta & Anupriya Singhal
India is a secular state in which all faiths enjoy freedom of worship. The concept of secularism isimplicit in the Preamble to our Constitution, which declares the resolve of the people to secure to allits citizens `liberty of thought, belief, faith, and worship.` There is no mysticism in the secularcharacter of the state. Secularism is neither anti-god nor pro-god, it treats alike the devout, the agnostic, and the atheist. It eliminates god from the matters of the state and ensures that no one shallbe discriminated against on the ground of religion. The state can have no religion of its own. It shouldtreat all religions equally. In a secular state, the state is only concerned with the relation between man and man. It is not concerned with the relationship of man with god. It is left to the individual`s conscience. Man is not answerable to the state for any of his religious views. There can be no compulsions in law for any creed or practice of any form of worship.

1Since time immemorial, institutionalised religion has been `oppressive` and a tool in the hands of a few power-wieldingpeople and it is no different in the contemporary scenario. Religion is a system of belief, a way of life, a framework within whose parameters individuals
operate, within which lie our sense of duty and morality. On the other hand politics is the science ofgovernance. These are two indispensable strands of the society and should be practiced separately. Had that been the case, the society would not have been far from what Plato termed as `utopia.`

2Our Constitution by nature is secular, and hence has certain articles to protect it. Some of these articles are:1. Article 25: Under this Article a person has a two-fold freedom:a) freedom of conscience b)freedom to profess, preach and practice religion. 2. Article 26: Article 26 says that, subject to public order, morality and health every religious denomination or any section of it shall have the following rights: a) to establish and maintain institutions for religious and charitable purposesb) to manage its own affairs in matters of religion c) to own and acquire movable and immovable propertyd) to administer such property in accordance with law 3. Article 27: Article 27 provides that no person shall be compelled to pay any tax for the promotion or maintenance of any particular religion or religious denominations. The public money collected byway of tax cannot be spent by the state for the promotion of any particular religion. 1Pandey, J N (2000) Constitutional Law of India, 36thedition, Central Law Agency.2Biala Aparajita, Religion and Politics, accessed athttp://www.sarkaritel.com/news_and_features/mar2002/religion.htm
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State & Society Centre for Civil Society 2034. Article 28: According to the Article 28 no religious instruction shall be imparted in any educationalinstitution wholly maintained out of state funds. Article 28 mentions four types of educationalinstitutions in this regard:a) institutions wholly maintained by the state: no religious instruction shall be imparted; b) institutions recognised by the state: religious instruction may be imparted only with the consentof the individuals;c) institutions that are receiving aid out of the state fund: religious instruction may be imparted onlywith the consent of the individuals; d) institutions that are administered by the state but are established under any trust or endowment:there is no restriction on religious instructions.3But the government does not even adhere to these articles and has always violated them. This isreflected in its acts as well as its legislation as is explicitly visible in the following laws. 1. The Religious Institutions (Prevention of Misuse) Act: makes it an offence to use any religious sitefor political purposes or to use temples for harboring persons accused or convicted of crimes.2. The state of Uttar Pradesh passed the Religious Buildings and Places Bill during the state assembly session of March-May 2000. The bill requires a state government-endorsed permit before construction of any religious building can begin in the state. The bill`s supporters say that its aim is to curb the use of Muslim institutions by Islamic fundamentalist terrorist groups, but the measure has become a controversial political issue among all religious groups in northern India. The current legal system accommodates minority religions` personal law status; there are different personal laws for different religious communities. Religion-specific laws pertain tomatters of marriage, divorce, adoption, and inheritance. 3. The Orissa Freedom of Religion Act of 1967 contains a provision requiring a monthly government report on the number of conversions, but this provision previously had not been enforced. (After a conversion has been reported to the District Magistrate, the report is forwarded to the authorities and a local police officer conducts an inquiry. The police officer can recommend in favour of or against such intended conversion, often as the sole arbitrator on the individual`sright to freedom of religion; if conversion is judged to have taken place without permission or with coercion, the authorities may take penal action).4As if laws were not enough, the state has initiated subsidies for certain religious purposes. Also, some religious gurus are being paid from government funds. Some of these outrageously unnecessary and expensive activities which deeply concern us have been listed below: Areas of Concern Haj Subsidy The Haj subsidy violates the very dictionary meaning of `secular.` A truly secular state is not concerned with religion and should not, therefore, specially encourage or promote any religion; asecular state should consider religion as a purely personal matter that ought not to be allowed to interfere in matters of state. Though, the `secular` Constitution of India does not define `secular` (aconspicuous omission that has been deliberate and devious in intent all along), the validity of the Hajsubsidy could well be challenged in the courts as being unconstitutional. Among the grounds of challenge could be that it aids people of a specific religion and thereby interferes in the matters of thestate`s allocation of its financial resources. The history of the Haj subsidy can be traced back to the 3 Pandey, J N (2000) Constitutional Law of India, 36thedition, Central Law Agency. 4September 5, 2000, 2000 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom: India. Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labour, US Department of State.
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State & Society Centre for Civil Society 204British period. The Britishers passed an act called the Port Haj Committee Act in 1932 as part of their divide and rule policy. Post independence, Jawaharlal Nehru, patron saint of India`s pseudo-secularism, and our politicians thereafter, went a step further. They divide and divide but never rule. Instead of scrapping the Port Haj Committee Act, 1932, they got our Parliament to enact the Haj Committee Act, 1959. The piece of legislation is totally non-secular insofar as it: `¢Ordains that a complement of 16 government officers/ MPs/ MLAs/ municipal officers/ central government nominees be a part of a 19-member committee to undertake literally all dutiesconnected with the organisation of a Haj pilgrimage when, ideally, a private Muslim outfit shoulddo all that work.`¢Creates a Haj fund to which can be `credited` any sums allotted by the central government or any state government. Thus, Nehru the `secularist,` got the state to be directly associated with a religious pilgrimage. The Haj Committee Act, 1959, even defied every conceivable English dictionary by defining the word `pilgrim` to mean `a Muslim proceeding on or returning from pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iraq, Iran or Jordan.` However, Nehru`s law drafting bureaucrats were resourceful enough to findthe Arabic phrase Amirul-Haj to denote a `pilgrim ship to represent the grievances of the pilgrims tothe master or owner of the ship.`5The amount spent on this subsidy is exorbitant. Year Number of pilgrims Rs per pilgrim Total subsidy (Rs Crore)1994 25,6859,700 25 1995 30,50310,20033 1996 50,3468,340 42 1997 53,82620,400111 1998 63,00018,777123 1999 66,00019,640129 Total 289,36087,057 463 Source: Biala Aparajita, Religion and Politics, accessed at http://www.sarkaritel.com/news_and_features/mar2002/religion.htm Thus, from 1994 to 1999 alone, the Haj subsidies for Indian Muslims, have cost the Indian taxpayer awhopping 463 crore rupees! The increase in the subsidised amount is a mind blowing 500%. The state of Orissa received less as rehabilitation money for the disastrous cyclone that killed over 30 thousandpeople! The Haj subsidy has grown from Rs 250 million in 1994 to Rs 1,370 million (as per revisedBudget 2000-2001) and to Rs 1,545 million provided in the Budget 2001-2002. Apart from the airfare and lodging subsidies, every year more government funds are spent on the creation of district-levelorientation camps, for the purpose of `familiarising` muslims from the rural areas with the travel and accommodation arrangements during the Haj. Since 1999 `extra` funds are also being diverted to publish `Haj literature` in various Indian languages, besides the English, Urdu and Hindi in which it is already available. And guess who is picking up the tab for the publication of these booklets?The irony of the whole issue is that the government of Saudi Arabia, home of Mecca, believes that any subsidy for the Haj pilgrimage goes against the spirit of the Shariat. In fact, Islamic religiousauthorities have been quoted to the effect that, strictly speaking, Haj is a religious duty only for those who can afford it and that the pilgrimage may not be `accepted by God` if the expenditure incurred is not of the pilgrim.Adding insult to injury is the saga of the overwhelming evidence of rampant corruption on part of theCentral Haj Committee (CHC), the body that was instituted to oversee the subsidy distribution and 5 Lavakare, Arvind -

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State & Society Centre for Civil Society 205organisation of the Haj arrangements. After the Congress had been thrown out of power, it was discovered that not only were our taxes responsible for such jaw dropping Haj subsidy amounts, they were also lining the pockets of the utterly corrupt and immoral Haj Committee members with gold! This is clear from the following examples: incidents of CHC members making regular trips to Saudi Arabia and not submitting accounts for the same. The CHC members were taking a daily allowance of about Rs 12,000 with additional Riyal allowances worth Rs 6,600 without any submitted accounts!For 19 members, this is by no means a small amount! Also members of CHC took as many as 15 family members each for Umrah free of charge by illegally utilising Air-India charter tickets. This not the end of the story. Beside these demands, it is not quite clear why the Central HajCommittee has cited the airfare between Jeddah and various destinations within India to be an exorbitant Rs 30,000. This is a grossly inflated amount by any reasonable standard, given the fact thatdifferent airlines and tour operators provide the air travel on this route for Rs 22,000. It is especially suspicious considering that the flights are chartered on a group basis, which usually translates into substantially discounted fares. One has to wonder whether there is an underlying tendency to overquote the airfare so that additional increases in the subsidy amounts can be justified, year after year! The real icing on the cake however, is the incredible demand for construction of a totally separateArrival/ Departure lounge meant only for muslim Haj pilgrims at Srinagar airport. Apart from being outrageously expensive, this demand exposes the mindset of such muslim leaders who now wantsegregation during their Haj journeys! Since the Haj Committee Act 1959 is more than forty years old,and important changes in matters relating to Haj have made the Act obsolete, it no longer serves current needs. So the state felt a need to alter it. It is hard to understand why it has not made such required changes to many other acts. Some additional and important developments in this Act are: (i)The number of Indian pilgrims who perform Haj through the Committee has increased from about 24,000 in the year 1992 to 72,000 in the year 2000. This has presented new managementchallenges to the Haj Committee.(ii)The composition of the Haj Committee, as provided in the Act is unrepresentative in effect. Itgives primary importance to Maharashtra and specifically to Mumbai in the areas of Hajmanagement; this is no longer tenable. Further Haj sailings were reduced to three in 1984, and were finally ended in 1995. Now, the movement of all Haj pilgrims is by air from the different places in India.(iii)Over the last forty years, intermittently questions had been raised in different quarters regarding the respective powers and responsibilities of the central and state governments andof the Haj Committee. Again, over the last few years, complaints have been received by thecentral government regarding the mismanagement of its finances by the Haj Committee.These developments have emphasised the importance of ensuring that the new Haj legislation should clearly define the authority of the central and state governments in the area of Haj policy and management, as also provide for a reformed and representative Haj Committee, with an effective mechanism to ensure financial propriety, and above all, eliminate ambiguities relating to jurisdictional matters.The Bill seeks to repeal and re-enact the Haj Committee Act, 1959 so as to achieve the above objectives. This is as far as the centre is concerned. The states are not far behind in terms of failure ofperformance. N Chandrababu Naidu, chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, has often loudly proclaimedhimself to be an upholder of secular ideals. But it is reported that his government recently released Rs50 million for the Haj House under construction in Hyderabad, and another Rs 50 million towards the repair of shadi khanas and mosques in his state. Presenting before you, a modern, dynamic, and
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State & Society Centre for Civil Society 206principled `secularist!` Another outrageously vulgar example of our pseudosecularism is: Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Subsidy The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, along the traditional route across Lipulekh Pass in Pithoragarh districtof Uttar Pradesh, is co-ordinated by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and conducted with theassistance of various central and state government agencies. Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam (KMVN)makes the required logistic arrangements for the Yatra on the Indian side, including boarding and lodging. During 1999-2000, MEA provided Rs 3,250 per yatri to KMVN for this purpose. Thegovernment provided for medical examination prior to the Yatra and medical assistance, security and escort cover, insurance cover and communication links between the Indian and Chinese sides for theduration of the Yatra. The government also deputed a Liaison Officer and a doctor with each batch ofyatris. The Delhi government provided for stay of yatris at Ashok Yatri Niwas in New Delhi for four-five days during their onward and return journey. It is the endeavor of government to improve and upgrade facilities for the yatris on a continual basis. The total expenditure incurred by MEA onaccount of logistic arrangements, communication links and publicity for the Yatra is indicated below: 1997: Rs 25,78,0001998: Rs 14,61,0001999: Rs 42,09,688The subsidy provided can be split as thus:`¢The Ministry of External Affairs routes through the Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam a subsidy of Rs 3,250 to each KM yatri.`¢The UP government gives Rs 5,000 to every KM yatri irrespective of the state to which (s)hebelongs.`¢The Delhi government gives Rs 5,000 to every KM yatri who is a domicile of Delhi.`¢The Gujarat government gives a kit worth Rs 2,500 to every KM yatri belonging to that state. Thus, if you are were a citizen of Delhi, you would get Rs 13,250 as total government subsidy for yourpilgrimage to Kailash Manasarovar that costs approximately Rs 1,00,000 in all. This is also not the end of the glorious tale of our secularism. Gujarat, the victim of the recent communal riots is perhaps themost secular state in our nation. It does not promote any religion but all it does is the following: theBJP-ruled Gujarat government will pay monthly salaries to priests of Hindu temples in the state. Inthe first phase, each priest of the 354 government-controlled devasthans or temples would be entitledto a monthly salary of about Rs 1,200 from September. When queried why Hindu priests were singled out for this provision, Minister of State for Home Affairs, Haren Pandya, who held charge ofpilgrimage development and cow protection told the Hindustan Times that priests of other religions inany case get paid either from the Waqf Board or trusts managing the place of worship. `It is to givejustice to the feelings of the Hindu society that salaries are being paid to them,` the minister said. The minister however, clarified that before paying the salaries some aspects like the priest`s antecedents, the managing committee`s activities, the aarti and darshan timings followed, the temple`s income-expense position would be ascertained.6As you have seen above, our states, our central government and all our politicians are secularism personified. Where can one find a better example of equality among various religions? Which other nation can boast of keeping itself out of the religious affairs of its people?6The Hindustan Times, August 11, 2001, Das Rathin, Gandhinagar.
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State & Society Centre for Civil Society 207Incidents The most outstanding example is the December 1995 Supreme Court judgement, which defined hindutva. The Bombay High Court held Shiv Sena`s Manohar Joshi guilty of corrupt electoral practices like appealing to religious sentiments in order to get votes, and set aside his election to the stateassembly in the 1990 polls. Quashing the high court judgement, the Supreme Court gave a benigninterpretation to hindutva, defining it merely as a way of life, adding that it did not convey an attitude hostile to persons practicing any other religion. The apex court`s ruling virtually gave its seal ofapproval to the use of the slogan of hindutva in electoral campaigns by the Sangh parivar,notwithstanding the nefarious use to which it was put by members of the parivar just a few years ago during the infamous rathyatra which culminated in the demolition of the Babri mosque andwidespread communal riots. Although it might sound anachronistic in an India which is supposedly racing towardsmodernisation, and duty-bound by a constitution which claims to develop scientific temper, a two-member bench of the Supreme Court has recently come out with a judgement which will allow images of Hindu deities to enjoy legal status to own land and properties. The judgement has beendelivered by the bench comprising Justice M Jagannadha Rao and Justice Umesh C Banerjee, inresponse to appeals filed by two deities: Ram Jankiji and Thakur Raja, whose idols are consecrated in two separate temples in Bihar through their manager (shebait) who controls their abode. The manager appealed to the apex court because the Bihar High Court ruled that one of the deities was fake.Quashing the high court`s ruling, the honorable judges of the Supreme Court said `By no stretch ofimagination can the deity be termed fake.` They then proceeded to explain how the Hindu law recognised a Hindu idol as a legal subject which could `hold property by reason of the Hindu shastrasfollowing the status of a legal person in the same way as that of a natural person.` Elaborating further on the matter, the judges described the rituals by which Hindu idols were infused with life (pranpratishta) and divinity was attributed to them. One can easily speculate on the far-reaching consequences of the judgement. As it is, in our country, all sorts of religious charlatans are allowed to encroach on government land and build unauthorised temples. Once these structures come up, theauthorities refuse to demolish them on the usual plea that it would `hurt religious sentiments`. Now, as a result of the judgement, these people would get the legal sanction to buy and own property. Another of these examples is the illegal use of Wakf Board land by the Delhi government. Thegovernment has ordered the Vigilance Department to probe into the unauthorised encroachment overWakf land. The Board, however has, sought a CBI enquiry into the malpractice. The Delhi Wakf Boardhas nearly 10,000 properties which are valued at Rs 2,000 crores. Board sources describe the government agencies to be the largest occupants of the Wakf properties. The recently constructed CGO Complex, Pragati Maidan and the Delhi Golf Course are said to be constructed on Wakf land.The Board Chairman Suraj Piracha told the Islamic Voice that no rents have been recovered from these institutions. Details Rural Electrification Rural Water SupplyHaj Subsidy Amount spent Rs 164 crore Rs 1,637 crore Rs 150 crore Number ofpeople 80 lac 105 lac75 thousandAmount per person Rs 205 Rs 1,559 Rs 20,000Source: Economic Survey, 2001-2002. Government of India Ministry of Finance, Economic Division.
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State & Society Centre for Civil Society 208We have seen how the state intervenes in religion and consequently spends crores of rupees for no rhyme or reason. To make it clearer we compare the expenditure on religion with that of certain essential services that the government provides. In the Budget 2002-2003, an outlay of Rs 164 crore has been provided for the Rural Electrification Program. Under this Programme 80 thousand villagesthat have no access to electricity are proposed to be electrified. Now assuming that on an average there are 100 people in each village, (which needless to say is an underestimation) the total number of people are 100 * 80,000 = 80 lacs. Expenditure on electricity per person = 1,64,00,00,000\80,00,000 = Rs205. Compare this with the subsidy given to the Haj Pilgrims. It amounts to Rs 20,000 per person. This isnot the only example. Several others can be cited. The expenditure on rural water supply is just Rs 1,637 crore. Our welfare state finds it fit to spend only such a meager amount for the economicdevelopment and convenience of 105 lac people. At the same time it finds it absolutely necessary to spend the outrageous 150 crore on 75 thousand Haj pilgrims. What should be more important to the government`”welfare of millions of its citizens or its vote banks?7From this comparison of spending more money on religion, we are not trying to say that state should increase spending in ruralelectricity and water. What we are trying to say is that our so-called welfare state has warped ideasabout welfare. Whatever it does in the name of welfare is just a continuous process of appeasement.All it wants is to build up its own vote banks.Otherwise think of it`”what is more important? Electricity for 80 lac people or pilgrimage for 75 thousand! Water`”the elixir of life for 105 lac people or a pilgrimage for 75 thousand! We all know the answer. The state does nothing in the interest of the people. All it is looking for is power. By intervening in religious matters it touches the most sensitive issue of its citizens. Our fellow countrymen will do anything in the name of god and religion. So the state thinks it fit to feed itself on the deepest emotions of its citizens. Views from the Civil Society A similar view as ours is held by the renowned journalist and the Minister of Disinvestment, ArunShourie. In his book A Secular Agenda (pp 61-78), he observes some specialties in our secular character.Article 26 gives every denomination the right to, among other things, set up charitable and religious institutions, and to own and administer property. Every secularist will endorse twoprinciples. First, an institution set up by a religious group or property owned by it should besubject to the same laws etc., to which an institution or property owned by any secular organisation is subject. Second, no institution or property owned etc., by a group belonging to onereligion should have any preference over an institution or property belonging to a group from another religion.Consider in the light of these norms a typical promise made explicitly in the Manifesto of the National Front and in a convoluted way by the Congress in the elections in 1991. ʹWaqf properties shall be brought under Public Premises (Eviction) Act,ʹ the National Front promised, ʹpropertiesbelonging to Waqf and other religious endowments shall be exempted from the Rent Control Act as a means to augment their income to fulfil their commitments.ʹ This violates both the norms.The basic problem lies not in any particular law but in the pusillanimity of the state, in its own unwillingness to enforce laws that already exist.Even with regard to charitable and religious institutions set up by religious denominations under Article 26, as well as educational institutions set up by minorities under Article 30, although the 7 Economic Survey, 2001-2002, Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Economic Division.
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State & Society Centre for Civil Society 209article says that they have a right to manage their own affairs, it is not so. We thus have a right to ask the state on what basis the affairs of almost all of the major Hindu temples have been placed under the supervision of IAS officers and the bureaucratic machinery of the state. While the statetakes charge of Hindu institutions on the claim that they are being mismanaged, the same concern somehow does not apply to Muslim institutions, which are atleast as badly managed.Conclusion In our capacity as the young and concerned citizens of our great nation, we wish to assert our right to question the rationale behind state intervention in religion. We believe, with ample reasons, that the state owes us an explanation as to why it sacrifices the welfare and development of millions, and instead spends a lot on absolutely unnecessary areas?Some people might counter this argument by saying that the state needs to look after its citizen`s psychological needs. But this need has been misinterpreted. On the contrary an individual must enjoythe freedom and be allowed to exercise his right to profess, preach and practice the religion of hischoice. And the only way to protect this right is by complete absence of state intervention. Yet again,it also reflects the state`s lack of prioritisation. For it, the psychological needs are apparently moreimportant than the basic civic and physical needs. Also, for our welfare state, the term ʺMass Welfareʺdoes not exist. Being Indians we guess we all acknowledge that religion is not merely one aspect of life, it is a lifestyle in itself. For most of us, its impact is undeniable. Unfortunately, its tremendous power to influence everyone irrespective of their economic genre has been shrewdly manipulated by various political parties (governing the state) to inflate their vote bank. All in the name of catering to `the needs of various aspects of the citizen`s life.` So much for the secular nature of our legal and political machinery.As Aoneha, one of our fellow interns best sums it up:Dejected my Lord passes by Tears roll down in shame For his own children he treasured most Are deceived in his name. Tormented he came from heaven above To thank all those whom he thoughtBrought his children closer to him.Alas he said what a false front The motive was not so true The reasons abundantThe task a sham --tears`“a drop or two.
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