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" Hitler, which warned last week it might withdraw its sponsorship, home to more than 170,000 people,By: IANS | Chennai | Published: October 3so? This happens five times My hunch is that the argument will havethrough logical regressreached higher levels of abstraction on first principles such as decencyrespect and dignity At which point my colleague would inform the anchor that his support to Mayawati is exactly for these principles The unreasonable so produced the reasoned argument about decency Mayawatis presence at the centre of power gives the victim Dalit a better chance of living in that decent society An FIR will be lodged The police station will be made more democratic I hope my backbencher IAS officer is now a little clearer about democratising democracy The writer is directorIndian Institute of Advanced StudyShimla Views are personal For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Khaled Ahmed | Published: July 19 2014 12:28 am Related News Multicultural United Kingdom is having problems with its expatriate Muslim community Since a large plurality them are expat Pakistanis one can talk about why the UK is hurting today in light of what Pakistan has already suffered under the Taliban onslaught Former UK Education Secretary Michael Gove announced last month that the government would “require all 20000 primary and secondary schools to promote British values” This led a culturally relativist New Statesman to ask on June 10: “British values what are they” The issue cropped up after “a watershed series of inspectorate reports into 21 Birmingham secular schools uncovered a limited Islam-based ideology; rigged staff appointments; inappropriate use of school funds; and a culture of fear and intimidation” What appeared in the local press cautiously referred to Muslim communities simply taking over secular government-funded schools and unleashing a madrasa-like regime in them as any long-suffering liberal-moderate Pakistani would understand it back in Pakistan According to The New York Times of June 20 a typical Muslim-dominated school in Birmingham “Park View where 98 per cent of students are from a Muslim background has won special dispensation to hold Islamic assemblies instead The school allows for lunchtime prayer and shortens the school day during Ramadan Head scarves are an optional part of the school uniform; but at least four in five wear them On Fridays loudspeakers broadcast the fall to prayer which is led by a student” Then an op-ed column in New Statesman frankly admitted that the Brits had forgotten their own values after they accepted a plurality of value systems in the UK proudly nesting “a vibrant variety of cultural religious and ideological communities” What was not asked was: if the Brits have forgotten their own values simply to allow others of different values to live among them had these “others” also agreed to “forget” theirs Muslims are caught up in sharia law in the 21st century They can accept British law only in violation of sharia The problem is that “values” are not sharia the code of Islamic punishments that extends to and questions the host state’s penal code If a British Muslim converts he is to be killed as an apostate under sharia but Britain will not allow such a punishment Hindus in the UK can integrate much better because they don’t have a sharia If a Muslim girl marries a non-Muslim her father is under obligation to punish her as an apostate Studies show Muslims “integrating” in the UK less well than other expats One has to point out that they integrated well in the past (My relatives in the UK for instance used to be pleasantly anglicised in the 1960s when they visited in Lahore; they look very un-British in their Arab-looking dress today and don’t even integrate in Pakistan) What is the UK doing to my Paki relatives Pakistan had nothing like Hizbut Tahrir and al-Muhajirun till the two extremist organisations were “sent” here from London or Londonistan as the French dub it I personally prefer British philosopher Thomas Hobbes to John Locke because the former was more bothered by religion and its judgemental dogma This also reveals the state of my mind living under social and legislative extremism in Pakistan even though our government-run schools here are not like the ones in Birmingham Gilles Kepel happens to be my favourite author after he wrote Allah in the West: Islamic Movements in America and Europe (1997) According to Kepel Islamisation of the immigrant Muslim community in the UK was an early post-colonial trend stemming from the British experience in India Communalisation rather than integration suited the UK because it could then farm out menial jobs to a community formed especially for them Workers’ mosques came up in the 1950s in the industrial areas of the UK But things changed The Rushdie affair in 1988 almost coincided with the explosion caused by the Islamic scarf affair in France a year later The protest organised against Rushdie’s Satanic Verses united the fragmented Muslim community in the UK behind Imam Khomeini’s fatwa of death against him It began in 1988 when the Islamic Foundation of Leicester campaigned against Rushdie’s blasphemy but the man who finally ran away with the collective Muslim response was ex-journalist Kalim Siddiqui of Jamaat Islami background who set up his Muslim Parliament and issued what was termed the “Muslim Manifesto” in 1990 actually challenging the British system Siddiqui came to grief eventually and was exposed for his shady financial deals Today as British-Muslim parents cry for their sons secretly taking off for jihad in Syria they should rethink their Islamisation as a defence against the British “culture shock” The UK has the dubious distinction of housing the largest mosque in the world London ignored the transformation of the moderate Barelvi-Paki mosques into Deobandi-Paki mosques — which later spread Talibanisation in Pakistan — because its law on importing imams and preachers was not discriminating enough Today the more tolerant Barelvis who don’t interface with hardline Arab immigrants so well call themselves the “forgotten children” of the UK Muslims have not accepted the “moral relativism” at the root of British tolerance: they are more wedded to the Lutheran “certainty” of the murderous 17th century Europe I recall listening to Professor Muhammad Anwar of the University of Warwick in Lahore in 2001 who said Pakistanis living in the UK were 700000 the third largest minority community (There were a million Indians in the UK then) Pakistanis had the highest unemployment rate five times more than the British average and the crime rate was higher among them than in any other community Fully 2 per cent of the prisoners rotting in British jails were Pakistanis the highest for any one community There are three million — unofficially seven million — Pakistanis living outside Pakistan whose thinking about Pakistan tends to be different from the desi Pakistani They now coyly call themselves “conservative Muslims” and are far less integrated into the host society than non-Muslim expat communities This is so because of double alienation The anger against the home country — for not being Islamic enough — which is double that against the hosts for not being Islamic Some Muslims flee Pakistan protesting religious persecution but once in the UK want to create the same hardline religious conditions they have fled I indict the UK for transforming a British cousin of mine who harasses me every time he calls in Lahore For the life of me I can’t recognise the Islam he has adopted living in Londonistan He is not a “conservative Muslim” He is dangerous and threatening in the way he rejects my way of life Kenan Malik writing in The New York Times echoes my view: “Instead of promoting a secular state education system with a shared educational framework that would ensure that all children are taught to a common standard the UK government has encouraged different minority communities to define their notion of education and to devise their own curriculum And when it goes disastrously wrong as in Birmingham rather than question its own policies it blames the community” The writer is consulting editor ‘Newsweek Pakistan’ For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Vijeta Uniyal | Updated: January 16 2016 12:38 am External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj (Express Photo By Amit Mehra) Related News Amid growing bilateral ties External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is set to visit Israel on a two-day tour starting January 17 The high-level trip comes just three months after President Pranab Mukherjee’s historic visit Swaraj’s presence in Israel is of special significance in light of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s proposed visit to India later this year as well as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s much anticipated visit to the West Asian Nation Swaraj is not unknown to diplomatic and government circles in Israel The Israeli media had welcomed her appointment in 2014 citing her successful tenure as the chairperson of the Indo-Israeli Parliamentary Friendship Group from 2006-09 India traditionally seen as a strong backer of the Palestinian cause has changed its diplomatic stance since Modi took office India has consistently voted against or abstained from anti-Israel resolutions at the United Nations and other international fora Swaraj is set to make a brief stopover in the Palestinian territories on the day she heads to Israel in an attempt to assure Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of India’s continued support Ever since India established full diplomatic ties with Israel in 1992 bilateral cooperation has increased manifold Since the early 1990s trade between India and Israel has risen from the base of $200 million to over $45 billion in 2014-15 What began as a tight-lipped defence cooperation has now blossomed into a multifaceted partnership ranging from water technology and agriculture to cancer treatment and space research Today technology is redefining a mutual bond between these two ancient civilisations Over 75000 Jews of Indian-origin residing today in Israel are a living testament to historic and ethnic ties Since Independence India has often depended on foreign suppliers for critical defence procurement Modi seeks to reduce the country’s dependence on foreign suppliers As part of the Make in India project the government has eased restrictions on foreign defence manufacturers willing to set up R&D and production units in India Many leading Israeli defence companies have been encouraged by easing regulations and have tied up with Indian partners to build manufacturing units In the last year leading defence manufacturers Israel Aerospace Industries and Rafael have signed agreements with Indian counterparts to develop manufacture and market cutting-edge defence equipment in India This bilateral defence cooperation is a partnership on an equal footing In early 2008 the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) placed an Israeli reconnaissance satellite (TecSAR) into orbit India and Israel are set to foray into the international market by offering the jointly developed Barak 8 Air and Missile Defence System to friendly countries Nato-member Poland is evaluating the Barak 8 for induction into its naval arsenal Research and technological cooperation is not limited to defence In recent months Israel’s two leading academic institutions Tel Aviv University and IDC Herzliya have signed wide-ranging agreements with prominent Indian academic institutions such as Mumbai University the Welingkar Institute of Management etc In recent years the Indian private sector too has shown great interest in Israel’s academic research and start-up ecosystem with Indian multinationals making long-term investments in technology firms and research institutions The Tata Group is the lead investor in Ramot the $20mn technology transfer arm of Tel Aviv University Last month Mumbai’s Sun Pharma announced a tie-up with Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science to develop treatments for neurological diseases including brain stroke and brain cancer Israeli institutions are also keen to engage with students researchers and young entrepreneurs from India With support from the Israeli embassy in India every year select Indian start-up founders get a chance to participate in “Start Tel Aviv” and connect with Israeli and international business leaders and venture capital firms Israel’s Council for Higher Education offers hundreds of scholarships to Indians interested in pursuing higher education in Israel Additionally the Israel-Asia Centre offers scholarship and leadership programmes to Indian students The Jerusalem-based centre also runs an MBA and leadership programme exclusively tailored to Indian women entrepreneurs providing them the skills and exposure needed to excel in corporate India Despite growing cooperation in major sunrise sectors agriculture cooperation is arguably the most transformative component of the relationship According to Israel’s envoy to India Daniel Carmon who earlier headed Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation (Mashav) “agriculture is one of the main pillars of Israel-India relations” Under the auspices of the Indo-Israel Agricultural Project (IIAP) several centres of excellence in agriculture have been set up across India since 2008 These act as a platform for technology transfer to Indian farmers aimed at introducing new crops increasing yields and improving the quality of farm produce At present 26 such centres are running in nine states If implemented Israeli expertise in water resource management and cultivation of arid land could be valuable in ensuring India’s future food and water security By connecting academic industrial and start-up ecosystems of both countries Indian businesses and entrepreneurs have the potential to create the synergies needed for a technology-driven future — technology capable of addressing the emerging challenges of urban development energy generation water conservation and food security The diplomatic initiative to strengthen relations reflects the optimism shared by the Indian tech and business community as a whole The writer based in Germany is a senior distinguished fellow at the Gatestone Institute New York For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Ram Madhav | Updated: December 29 2015 2:22 pm Ram Madhav BJP National General Secretary (Express photo by Ravi Kanojia) Related News “Ekah Shabdah Samyagjnatah Suprayuktah Loke Swarge cha Kamdhuk Bhavati” — one word used at the right time andright context will come in handy in this life and beyond This Patanjali sutra aptly applies to the controversy over my views on Akhand Bharat Something that was stated and restated several times before by several people in the Parivar became an issue only because it came at a time when Indo-Pak ties were in for a path-breaking initiative by Prime Minister Narendra Modi I did an interview for Al Jazeera on December 7 A question was put to me about the Akhand Bharat map in the Nagpur headquarters of the RSS Like on many other occasions I answered that the RSS had held the view that one day there would be a reunion of all the three parts through popular will and consent I also made it clear twice that it wouldn’t be through armies or aggression but only through popular goodwill All that it meant was that it would be a people’s reunion at the cultural and societal level Coincidentally the airing of the interview happened on the very day PM Modi had made an important visit to Lahore to greet Nawaz Sharif and his family In a tweet I said the following about that visit: “PM Modiji’s sudden stopover at Lahore to greet Pak PM Nawaz Sharif is a much needed departure from protocol-driven politics between the two countries Like leaders of EU Asean and even countries in our neighbourhood leaders of India and Pakistan too needed to inject informality in their relations What better day than the birthday of Atalji for this path-breaking departure” I feel sad that my interview was used to diminish the importance of the PM’s path-breaking gesture We in politics need to look at the immediate — at the most the next three four or five years Some of us who have imbibed the generational vision of the RSS tend to get trapped in political incorrectness Let me reiterate that the Akhand Bharat doctrine is a cultural and people-centric idea I was not even remotely suggesting that we should redraw the boundaries of our countries But I do notice great eagerness and urge among the people in all the three countries for greater engagement and interaction In fact more than me it is the seculars and mombattiwallas who have been highlighting this urge by talking about open borders and organising candle-light demonstrations at the Wagah border The Partition of 1947 has created a political divide Who was responsible for it is a historical debate In his book Guilty Men of India’s Partition Lohia held the three main players — the British Congress and Muslim League — responsible for it Later historians have argued about others too Speaking about the acceptance of Partition by the Congress Nehru told Leonard Mosley in 1960: “The truth is that we were tired men and we were getting on in years too Few of us could stand the prospect of going to prison again and if we had stood out for a united India as we wished it prison obviously awaited us We saw the fires burning in the Punjab and heard every day of the killings The plan for Partition offered a way out and we took it” However was Partition also a divide of the people In the heat of it probably a large number of people on both sides got emotionally identified with the new political identity That political identity will continue to remain But there is another broader identity of a society that has lived on for millennia as one Eminent historian Ayesha Jalal in her book on Manto and Partition eloquently highlights this dilemma by invoking the idea of a “cultural nation” “… the extent to which the contours of the cultural nation creatively and broadly construed do not map neatly onto the limited boundaries of the political nation” In fact Saadat Hasan Manto one of the best storytellers of the 20th century was among those on the Pakistan side who had never reconciled with the idea of the people splitting One of his Partition stories that Jalal refers to was “Toba Tek Singh” in which the non-Muslim patients of a mental asylum in Lahore agitatedly await relocation to India because of their religious affiliation “Portraying the inmates to be of sounder mind than those making the decisions for their removal Manto deftly questioned the wisdom of Partition and the sheer madness it had let loose” comments Jalal That being the case can we come together as people Can we cherish the historical civilisational reality that we had been one people with a shared history for millennia When I said “through popular goodwill and consent” this is what I meant When Jesus was made to stand before Pontius Pilate for trial he asked the accusers to define their words first so that there is no confusion in the arguments That is probably the case with Akhand Bharat too In the early ’60s socialist and Jana Sangh leaders Ram Manohar Lohia and Deendayal Upadhyaya came closer to each other Dr Lohia told Deendayalji that the Jana Sangh’s and RSS’s belief in the concept of “Akhand Bharat” put Muslims in Pakistan at unease and posed a hurdle in the progress of Indo-Pak relations Lohia said: “Many Pakistanis believe that if the Jana Sangh came to power in New Delhi it would forcibly reunify Pakistan with India” Deendayalji replied: “We have no such intentions And we are willing to put to rest Pakistani people’s concerns on this score” Out of those interactions between the two was born the idea of an India Pakistan Federation As pointed out by BJP spokespersons Atalji during his historic bus yatra in 1999 made it categorically clear that India and Pakistan are two sovereign nations I and many like me strongly hold the view that the coming together of India Pakistan and Bangladesh as people on the basis of mutual goodwill and shared common historical ties is a very important step to overcome our strained political relations I am anguished that my essentially ideological position has been misconstrued to be the political programme of my party or the government of the day The writer is national general secretary BJP and director India Foundation For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News and takes advantage of the bottom handed grip while playing to leg. he told bcci. 2017 3:14 am The cleaners are part of a contract agency named Krystal. 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