पाखंड का अंत -२

सिकन्दर कुमार मेहता
आज पड़ोस में हो रहे सतसंग-भजन कार्यक्रम समाप्त होने वाला है, उस साधु -बाबा से जब मैने पूछा कि अब तो जीवन में कोई कष्ट नहीं रह जाएगा ।
मेरा इतना कहतें ही वे आग-बबूला हो गएऔर कहा कि तुम्हें धर्म-कर्म पर विश्वास है या नहीं ?
मेरा नाकारात्मक जवाब सुनकर तो उनका पारा और गर्म हो गया ।
उसने अपने अन्धभक्तों को मुझसे दूर रहने को कहा और समाज के लिए खतरनाक बताया ।
समाज के लिए खतरनाक होऊं या नहीं पर आपके पाखंड के लिए जरूर खतरा हूँ – मैने कहा ।
खॆर, नास्तिकता भी कोई चीज है यह बहुतसे लोगों ने जाना, इसके लिए मैने उस ‪रामजादे‬का विन्रमतापूर्वक धन्यवाद दिया ।

पाखंड का अंत -१

सिकन्दर कुमार मेहता

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फाइल फोटो

आज पड़ोस में एक साधु बाबा समस्याओं के निवारण के लिए दो -चार दिन का सतसंग-प्रवचन और भंडारा (भोज) करने की सलाह दे रहे थे ।
मैंने पूछा – क्या आपका यह उपाय कारगर साबित होगा ?
बाबा ने तपाक से कहा  – १०० % लेकिन यह सब तुम्हारे समझ से परे है ।
तभी उसके साथ आए एक सज्जन ने  कुछ मामूली पुजा-सामग्री मगांने को कहा जिसका मुल्य लगभग ₹ ५००० के आसपास थी और भंडारा का खर्च अलग ।
उसकी समस्या थी बीमारी, आपसी कलह,हमेशा कर्ज मे डुबे रहना और एक शब्द में कहें तो गरीबी ।
आज से कार्यक्रम शुरू हुआ है, देखते हैं इस संकटमोचक बाबा का कॊन सी बात है जो हमारी समझ से परे है ।

राजा की चाल प्रजा हो रहे बेहाल

Sikandar Kumar Mehta
• धर्मनिरपेक्ष देश में भगवा दल, बजरंग दल ,विहिप आदि संगठनो से पूर्ण सहयोग ।
• पाखंडी साधु-सतों को सासंद-विधायक बनाना जिससे दूसरे धर्म के खिलाफ आग उगले ।
• अब गीता को राष्ट्रीय ग्रन्थ घोषितकरने की पुरजोर मांग ओर
• जबरदस्ती घर वापसी कराना ।
कुछ तो खयाल करो ।
आखिर मोदी एण्ड क.की क्या चाल है ?े‪

Sucide is not crime

Sikandar Kumar Mehta
बीजेपी सरकार ने देश के लोगो को मरने के लिए खुले में छोड़ दया है देश के ८० परसेंट गरीब लोग मरणा ही चाहता है इस लिए ये भारत का गरीबी मिटाओ नारा बीजेपी ने दियाहै.देश में कुछ को हिन्दू बना कर और कुछ को ऐसे मरवा कर देश के
गरीब खत्म …….
गरीबी खत्म…..
गरीबो की गरीबी खतम……
अडानी के साथ अमीरो का विकास

Marriageable age for Muslim girls 15 years: Gujarat High Court

Sikandar Kumar Mehta

The Gujarat High Court has said that a Muslim girl can marry when she attains puberty or completes 15 years of age.

The court made the observation while quashing legal proceedings against a Muslim youth who had married a 17-year-old girl of his community under the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act.

Justice J B Pardiwala in the order passed on December 2 said that according to the Muslim Personal Law, a Muslim girl, if she attains puberty or completes the age of 15 years, is “competent” to get married.

“It is not in dispute that the boy and girl both are Muslims. According to the Personal Law of Muslims, the girl no sooner than she attains the puberty or completes 15 years, whichever is earlier, is competent to get married without the consent of her parents,” the order said.

The court gave the judgementin connection with a plea filedby a Surat-based youth Yusuf Lokhat seeking to set aside the charge sheet filed against him in the city’s court under several sections of Prohibitionof Child Marriage Act, 2006.

“It appears that the parents ofthe girl have also now accepted the marriage. The man and his wife both are personally present in the Court. They confirm about their marriage. The girl submits that she is happily residing with her husband at her matrimonial home. Having regard to the peculiar facts of the case, in my view, no case is made out to prosecute the criminal proceedings further,” the order said.

As per the case details, Lokhat married a 17-year-old girl from his community in February this year. Following the marriage, the girl’s father,who was initially against the marriage, wrote to a Superintendent of the ‘Children Home for Girls’ in Surat, who had initiated legal proceedings against the boys and other three persons known to the boy.

In the FIR, the father of the girl had stated that his daughter could not have performed the ‘nikaah’ with Lokhat as she was a minor aged about 17 years and three months at that time.

The FIR had been lodged against the accused persons for the offence punishable under Sections 9 (punishmentof rigourous imprisonment of two years for adult male marrying a child), 10 (whoever performs, conducts or directs any child marriage) and 11 (for permitting and promoting child marriage by not reporting it) of the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006.

The high court, while setting aside all the charges, said “all further proceedings pursuant to such FIR shall stand terminated.”

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Worldviews and Opinions of Scientists in India

Sikandar Kumar Mehta
In 2007, a survey was conducted by the Institute for the Study of Secularism in Society and Culture of the Trinity College with the help ofCenter for Inquiry (India) called “World views and Opinions of Scientists in India”.
1100 scientists surveyed from 130 institutes.
24% admitted to believing that holy-men can perform miracles and 38% believed that God could perform miracles. 50% believed homoeopathy to be effective and 49% believed in the effectiveness of prayers.
Whereas belief in faith healing was 16%, in Vaastu it was 14%, and in astrology it stood at 14%. 31% strongly disapproved introduction of astrology courses in universities. 33% strongly disapproved the tradition of seeking blessings of Tirupati before rocket launches. However, a majority of them agreed that the aim of development of scientific temper, which is a fundamental duty according to the Constitution’s Article 51A (h), is not being fulfilled.
Y. S. Rajan commented on this saying that most Indians don’t feel there is adichotomy between science and spirituality.
Other the hand,Innaiah Narisetti, chairman of Center for Inquiry (India) and Pushpa Bhargava, the former director of the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, pointed out the lack of scientific temper among Indian scientists.
Source –
Superstition in India

Interview of Arvind Kejiwal By Sagar Vishnoi

By Sagar Vishnoi:

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Being Arvind Kejriwal’s intern (over research on Governance), I love meeting with and talking to the man who tried to change Indian politics, had a fall and is standing up again.
I received a mail last Wednesday at 6 PM titled “Movie with AK” .
I rushed to the venue, and the movie had already started in the
auditorium. When I entered,
Sushmita was dancing to “Shakalaka baby” , yes, the movie ‘Nayak’ .
Although I felt a bit disappointed, as I was expecting some other documentary or movie, it was quite inspiring compared to other Bollywood movies. While I was enjoying the experience with other interns, Arvind arrived 1 hour before the climax. After the movie ended, we went out for dinner where I caught up with the Delhi Ex-CM Arvind Kejriwal who was surrounded by people, talking while having his lachcha paranthas along with matar
paneer, for a 15 minute interview about Delhi Dialogue and some other not-so-political things.
Here’s the brief conversation that ensued:
Sagar : Have you seen ‘Nayak’ before?
AK: Yes, I have seen it.
Sagar: Don’t you think there is a
similarity between the lead character
and you? People even say that
you’re trying to copy Shivaji Rao.
AK(laughing): Many people come to me and say this, but the lives of fictional characters and real people can be totally different. People link me with it because a struggle, challenging the established politics, and striving for an ideal government, is shown in the movie. What do you think – don’t you want an ideal government? (smiling)
Sagar: What is Delhi Dialogue all
about?
AK: We want to make Delhi a world class city. We want Delhi to become a benchmark for the world. Despite being the capital of India, Delhi lacks some very basic facilities.
About 50% of Delhi lacks proper
water and sewer connections. Public hospitals and govt. schools are in poor condition, the industrial areas have poor infrastructure, there’s lack
of safety for women, few good
colleges and scarcity of jobs. The
Congress was involved in various
scams for 15 years, the inefficiency of the MCD, led by BJP, is well known.
Now, we have identified key areas, which we must address. We will hold roundtable conferences with experts
and citizens to formulate a blueprint and review it. We will organize Jan-sabhas related to the 12 focus areas
– Youth, women, traders, education,
health, unauthorized colonies, land-housing, sanitation, rural Delhi, social justice, water-electricity and transportation.
Sagar: What is this Youth dialogue offering to the youth?
AK: We are presenting a five point policy for creation of 8 lakh jobs including incubation centers, promotion of higher education, enhancing sports facilities, providing free Wi-Fi infrastructure (for education, communication, technology, governance) and a drug- free Delhi.
Sagar : You are promising too many things. Are they practical? And where is Janlokpal bill in this blueprint ?
AK: Yes, all promises are practical.
We have come out with these
policies after extensive deliberations, research and calculations.
A dedicated team which includes
Adarsh Shastri (strategic department– Apple),
Meera Sanyal (Ex-CEO, RBS)
and Ashis Khaitan, has been
working on it. People have
experienced that whatever promises we made last year, we completed them all in 49 days government.
So, these are very practical promises for a vision we are creating for Delhi.
Regarding, Janlokpal and Swaraj Bill, these two are on priority for us. We resigned on these two issues, why wouldn’t we include them in the
manifesto?
Sagar: Isn’t this your strategy to
bring back middle class votes which got diverted after you left the government?
AK: Why only middle class? These 12 focus issues will cover every issue and problem that the citizens are facing as a community, class etc..
Moreover, we are crowdsourcing
solutions and feedback through
citizen participation. No point of
serving only to a particular class.
Sagar: Alright, don’t you feel
insulted by the jokes and trolls on you making rounds on social media?
Ak: No, rather I liked and even re-tweeted one of the videos
called “Dharna dance” made by
someone earlier this year.
Nowadays, a new joke is going viral where PM Modi ji is holding a broom and cleaning , “Jhaadu pe butto
dabayen”  is written below.
(grinning)
Sagar: How did you feel when in one of the programmes by some media house, the Delhi Police commissioner recited a viral troll poem on you?
Why didn’t you react?
AK: Why should I have reacted?
Things could have gotten worse had I done so. I am trying to control my anger through meditation since the last few years.
Sagar: Thanks for the interview, and all the best for Delhi Dialogue.
AK: Thanks. I hope you will also
contribute in making Delhi better.
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Sikandar Kumar Mehta