Zakir Naik’s reply to the ban imposed..

This is with reference to an exclusion order issued to Dr Zakir Naik by the British Home Office, UK Border Agency, dated 16th June 2010.

Dr Zakir Naik, the illustrious and eminent speaker from Mumbai, India, is respected and revered throughout the world for his enlightening and convincing efforts promoting similarities between major faiths based on converging values for a common platform of Peace, using the binding commonalities that exist between the religious scriptures including the Bible, Vedas, Torah and Glorious Qur’an.

Following on from recent malicious and specious reports in the British media about the work of Dr Zakir Naik, we are disappointed to learn the British Government has decided to exclude him from visiting the United Kingdom to conduct a Peace Conference Tour between 25th-27th June 2010.

It is deeply regrettable the British Government has bowed to pressure from sectarian and Islamophobic pressure groups by preventing the entry of Dr Zakir Naik, who has been visiting and delivering talks in the United Kingdom for the past 15 years.

In the wake of these inaccurate press reports, Dr Zakir Naik issued a press release in the United Kingdom dated 11th June 2010 which is attached herewith.

The exclusion order issued by the Secretary of Home Department UK, appears to rely mainly on the following four extracts from various talks by Dr Zakir Naik which they found objectionable;

Extract of Quote 1

“As far as terrorist is concerned, I tell the Muslims that every Muslim should be a terrorist… What is the meaning of the word terrorist? Terrorist by definition means a person who terrorises. When a robber sees a policeman he’s terrified. So for a robber, a policeman is a terrorist. So in this context every Muslim should be a terrorist to the robber… Every Muslim should be a terrorist to each and every anti-social element. I’m aware that terrorist more commonly is used for a person who terrorises an innocent person. In this context, no Muslim should even terrorise a single innocent human being. The Muslims should selectively terrorise the anti-social element, and many times, two different labels are given to the same activity of the same individual …  Before any person gives any label to any individual for any of his actions, we have to first analyse, for what reason is he doing that?” (Source – video google)

Extract of Quote 2

“Beware of Muslims saying Osama Bin Laden is right or wrong, I reject them… we don’t know. But if you ask my view, if given the truth, if he is fighting the enemies of Islam, I am for him. I don’t know what he’s doing. I’m not in touch with him. I don’t know him personally. I read the newspaper. If he is terrorizing the terrorist, if he is terrorizing America the terrorist, the biggest terrorist, he’s following Islam” (Source – You Tube – 2006)

Extract of Quote 3

“How can you ever justify killing innocent people? But in the same breath as condemning those responsible we must also condemn those responsible for the deaths of thousands of innocent people in Iraq, Afghanistan and Lebanon” (As reported by the Manchester Evening News, 21 August 2006 as part of a speech you gave at the Expo Islamia conference in Manchester.

Extract of Quote 4

“strongest in enmity towards the Muslims are the Jews and the pagans…. It [the Quran] does not say that the Muslims should fight with the Jews… the Jews, by nature as a whole, will be against Muslims… there are many Jews who are good to Muslims, but as a whole … The Quran tells us, as whole, they will be our staunchest enemy” (Peace TV, recorded on You – Tube)

The clarification of these quotes, provided by the British Home Office, is cited below:

Clarification of Quote 1

The context of the quote given was against an article according to The Times of India newspaper, Mumbai edition, (Times News Network, Wednesday August 20, 2003).

“Mr. Angre is amongst the five officers, who between them, have gunned down more than 300 alleged criminals in the past five years. The very mention of their names evokes terror in the underworld”.

Dr Naik said; “…The moment the underworld hear the name of Inspector Angre, they are terrified, so Inspector Angre of the Mumbai Police Force is a terrorist for the underworld of Mumbai”.

Therefore after reading the extract of the quote in context provided by the British Home Office from one of the Dr Zakir Naik’s talks, any sensible and logical person would not object as the extract quoted is self explanatory.

Clarification of Quote 2

Many journalists ask Dr Zakir Naik regarding his views about Osama Bin Laden. Due to the fact that he [Osama Bin Laden] has not been convicted in respect of 9/11 and as Dr Zakir Naik cannot verify the claims against him, he neither considers him a saint nor a terrorist.

There is not a single statement of Dr Zakir Naik after 9/11 in which he has praised Osama Bin Laden or supported his activities.

With regards to the extract of a quote on Osama Bin Laden taken from a video on YouTube, this clip was taken from a lecture Dr Zakir Naik delivered in Singapore in 1996, almost five years before 9/11 and not in 2006, as has been posted.

It is therefore not possible to link this quote to Osama Bin Laden in the context of the 9/11, when the atrocity had not taken place; and took place after almost 5 years in 2001.

The lecture was recorded by some local people [in Singapore] and was later edited and uploaded on You Tube by a prejudiced group. Unless and until we have the rushes (original unedited tapes) of the program, it is not possible to know which portions of the lecture have been edited.

It is therefore not reasonable, in the light of Dr Zakir Naik’s known views about 9/11 and all other atrocities such as 7/7 (London, UK) and 7/11 (serial train bomb blast in Mumbai, India) to link these manipulated and very old comments to recent world events.

Dr Zakir Naik has emphatically and regularly condemned any and all persons responsible for these appalling atrocities, killing innocent civilians.

Clarification of Quote 3

It appears the British Home Office has quoted Dr Zakir Naik only condemning attacks on Iraq, Afghanistan and Lebanon from the article published in Manchester Evening News on 21st August 2006.

However, the same article also reported Dr Zakir Naik condemning and criticizing the atrocities of New York (9/11), London (7/7) and Mumbai serial train bombers (7/11) before he condemns the attacks on Iraq, Afghanistan and Lebanon “in the same breath”. The context of which is cited below:

“However, Dr Zakir Naik, described by organizers as “the most sought after Muslim public speaker in the world”, criticized the actions of the New York, London and Bombay bombers”. (Manchester Evening News 21.08.06).

Clarification of Quote 4

Dr Zakir Naik was quoting from the Glorious Qur’an which says in Surah Ma’idah; chapter 5: Verse 82;

“Strongest amongst men in enmity to the Believers will thou find the Jews and the Pagans; and nearest among them in love to the Believers will thou find those who say, “We are Christians”.

In this context Dr Zakir Naik said “strongest in enmity towards the Muslims are the Jews and the pagans…. It [Qur’an] does not say the Muslims should fight with the Jews… the Jews, by nature as a whole, will be against Muslims…. there are many Jews who are good to Muslims, but as a whole …The Qur’an tells us, as a whole, they will be our staunchest enemy.”

Dr Zakir Naik has fervently criticized Adolf Hitler in many of his lectures as the greatest terrorist in the human history for his anti-Jewish policies and his atrocities for incinerating six million Jews.

As a student of comparative religion, Dr Zakir Naik has worked tirelessly for the common good amongst people of all faiths engaging in constructive debate and dialogue. These discussions have been hugely successful and have resulted in much progress towards a better understanding of Islam as well as enhanced harmony between people of different beliefs, dispelling fears, suspicions and misunderstandings.

Dr Zakir Naik is undoubtedly an opponent of terrorism and as such has often spoken out against all acts of violence and violent extremism. He has emphatically and unequivocally condemned the killing of civilians and is one of the world’s regular noted orators on this topic.

In the wake of the exclusion order and based on legal advice, Dr Zakir Naik intends to bring the matter before the High Court of the United Kingdom and request a Judicial Review to have the exclusion order overturned.

We would request the Indian authorities to engage with and make representations to the British Government about the excellent services and work of Dr Zakir Naik in promoting Peace and social harmony worldwide. We would propose the Indian Government to encourage the British Home Office to revoke the exclusion order and permit the Peace Conference Tour to continue as scheduled, whilst upholding the values of freedom and justice.

For Islamic Research Foundation,

Maqbool Barwelkar

Public Relations Manager

18th June 2010, Mumbai, India.


Source:http://irf.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=241:mockery-freedom&catid=44:yoocarousel-slideshow-newsflash

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My take …on another post….

Saina Nehwal..the new icon

Sania -mania has faded away.I pray that the same won’t happen with Saina Nehwal..Saina Nehwal won the Singapore Open Super Series.. Congragulations , on behalf of all 1180166000 Indians ..

Let us all not over hype and thus spoil her career. Sania Mirza seemed more interested in glamour-world than in badminton.Well,its her choice,but it is sad that she could not live up to the expectations,she herself put forward. I am thankful to Sania Mirza that she created the trend of having icons apart from carzy cricket. I just hope that media keeps giving Saina Nehwal, the little attention as of now,so that she can reach more heights.Let she be glad that she is not getting the same media attention,as  did Sania Mirza. Good luck Saina Nehwal.. India is proud of you..


Saina Nehwal (born March 17, 1990) is an Indian badminton player. Currently ranked number 6 in the world by Badminton World Federation,[2] Saina is the first Indian woman to reach the singles quarterfinals at the Olympics and the first Indian to win the World Junior Badminton Championships. Saina Nehwal scripted history on June 21, 2009, becoming the first Indian to win a Super Series tournament after clinching the Indonesia Open with a stunning victory over higher-ranked Chinese Lin Wang in Jakarta. Her highest career ranking is 5.[1]
She is first Indian woman to win the Indonesian Open Super Series.

Saina Nehwal (born March 17, 1990) is an Indian badminton player. Currently ranked number 6 in the world by Badminton World Federation,Saina is the first Indian woman to reach the singles quarterfinals at the Olympics and the first Indian to win the World Junior Badminton Championships. Saina Nehwal scripted history on June 21, 2009, becoming the first Indian to win a Super Series tournament after clinching the Indonesia Open with a stunning victory over higher-ranked Chinese Lin Wang in Jakarta. Her highest career ranking is 5.She is first Indian woman to win the Indonesian Open Super Series.[…..]

Honestly speaking,I just knew that Sania Mirza is a tennis player and Saina Nehwal is a badminton player..I thought they both played the same game  :mrgreen:

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p.s: I read that somebody is making film on Sania Mirza’s life,her marriage etc etc..Leave her alone dudes..Its’ not her problem that she happenend to be beautiful and thus sensational.Stop fishing in murky water..

Why do you think meida is not that interested in Saina,as they were with Sania?

Difference between badminton and tennis: http://www.badminton-information.com/similarities_between_tennis_and_badminton.html

Dark-age? No,its’ 17-06-2010

And stupid Nimmy thought that it was dark-agemen who used to carry dead animals like this.. Yes,now I know that Armed forces in India too behave the same way..

Incredible India..Incredible Army…Incredible mass…

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Source : http://www.thehindu.com/2010/06/17/stories/2010061764270100.htm

Nirvana for Indians once and for ever – Get Anderson extradited

What will happen if 90 yr old Anderson is brought to India and is punished for a maximum of 10 years,which is not going to happen,as he can go for appeal in a higher court,which will take 25+ more years for the judgement to come and by then,he would have already merged with soil..

As the country seethes with anger over denial of justice to victims of Bhopal gas tragedy, the CBI officer who probed the world’s worst-ever industrial disaster has made the stunning charge that the investigating agency was forced in 1994 by the Narasimha Rao government not to press for extradition of Warren Anderson, the fugitive CEO of Union Carbide.The Narasimha Rao-led Congress government was in power from 1991 to 1996.[..]

Congress party,like others, should indeed be appreciated for accommodating so many great actors.Though they hardly know anything about better governance,they can earn bread and jam by making use of their acting skills..

“GoM should submit the report in 10 days”..of something that happened 26yrs ago… 🙄

“We are trying to get Anderson”..and thatz why they arranged an airplane for him then.. 🙄

“US is not giving away Anderson”…as if we are done wih our part while still having laws that help MNCs get away easily for their social responsibility and liability.. 🙄

Go ahead UPA,sign the nuclear-bill as of today,and let the remaining Indians too attain nirvana ,by means of a nuclear-accident..Afterall,such plants are certainly going to be established in non-metros where high-end people like you won’t live and so any possible accident is of least concern to you,..Its just petty aam-aadmi like me who is going to suffer..Go ahead..

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.A report on Anderson,published 7 rs ago,on Greenpeace site..[…………..]

Warren Anderson, Union Carbide CEO at the time of the world’s worst industrial disaster in Bhopal, India, lives a life of luxury in New York State. Anderson has been hiding in the US since an explosion at his company’s plant in Bhopal caused the immediate deaths of thousands of people and led to life long suffering for almost 120,000 survivors. He is wanted in India to face charges of culpable homicide over the deaths of 20,000 people since the disaster.

On the night of the disaster, December 3, 1984, an explosion at Union Carbide’s pesticide plant caused 40 tonnes of lethal gas to seep into Bhopal. Six safety measures designed to prevent a gas leak had either malfunctioned, were turned off or were otherwise inadequate. In addition, the safety siren, intended to alert the community should an incident occur at the plant, was turned off.

As the Union Carbide boss, Anderson knew about a 1982 safety audit of the Bhopal plant, which identified 30 major hazards. Rather than fix them in Bhopal, only the company’s identical plant in the US was fixed. Neglecting these hazards in Bhopal caused the deadly explosion. Anderson flew to India after the disaster but to the company’s surprise, police investigating the disaster immediately arrested him. He subsequently jumped bail and was flow by private jet back to the US, never to return to India.

While fleeing the law in India his company abandoned the polluted factory site allowing it to poison Bhopal residents for 18 years. He did not disclose the composition of the poisonous gas (the company still claims this is a trade secret), thus preventing doctors from properly treating the 120,000 people who are still sick. Company lawyers ensured survivors only got between US$300-500 compensation each, if they were ‘lucky’, for their ruined lives. Dow Chemical took over Union Carbide in 2001 but it claims Union Carbide has ‘settled’ the issue of Bhopal.

Despite being wanted in India and by Interpol, Indian and US authorities have been inactive for the last 18 years. US authorities claimed they could not find Anderson and India has not pursued his extradition from the US for fear of damaging US investment and trade. However last year with the help of a UK newspaper we tracked him down to a luxury home in Long Island, New York. Life as a corporate criminal in the states is hardly difficult – Anderson’s yearly golf club membership alone is 3-4 times the average compensation for a Bhopal survivor.

Possibly spurred by Anderson’s discovery and growing protests at home, the Indian Government has formally filed an extradition request with the US. Better 18 years late than never. The order is likely to be ignored by the US and, no doubt, India hopes it can relieve pressure at home while relying on the US inaction.

Just maybe Warren Anderson will be back in Bhopal in time to answer charges in court about the disaster in time for its 20th anniversary. Unlikely, but at least more likely now than any other time in the last 19 years.

BP DeepHorizon Oil Spill v/s Bhopal Tragedy

We have been closely following BP Gulf of Mexico Oil spill ever since it happened.I had then shared my thought

” I am wondering whether the world would have reacted the same proactive way,if the same oil spill had happened not in US,but in some thrid world developing country.If not in US, a rich country,would BP have spent this much amount of money in cleanup and law suits? If not affected in a rich country,would you and me have bothered to the same extent,about those costal flora and fauna?”[…………….]

Well,now I have the answer…

The oil spill has caused extensive damage to marine life, birds and the US coastline in the states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. In Bhopal, 26 years after the gas leak, the soil and the water are still contaminated, with dangerously high levels of toxic chemicals, and thousands still suffering the aftereffects.

British Petroleum has already paid 69 million dollars, just as first installment for the damages caused. That figure could multiply several times, with the company’s liability still being decided. In contrast, Union Carbide paid just $ 470 million in compensation for the deaths it caused. That’s less than $500 dollars per victim, insufficient even to cover medical treatment costs for those who survived.[..]

No,I am not trying to draw parallels between Bhopal Gas tragedy and BP Oil spill.. After all, we don’t compare apples and mangoes … What happened to us is “what can happen to any third world country”,and what happened to them is “something rare that can happen to a rich nation”. So,no comparisons please,just go through random news bits..

The Bhopal disaster or Bhopal Gas Tragedy is the world’s worst ever industrial catastrophe that occurred on the night of December 3, 1984 at the Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) pesticide plant in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. At that time, UCIL was the Indian subsidiary of the U.S. company Union Carbide Corporation (UCC), which is now a subsidiary of Dow Chemical Company. Around midnight on the intervening night of December 2–3, 1984, there was a leak of methyl isocyanate (MIC) gas and other toxins from the plant, resulting in the exposure of over 500,000 people. Estimates vary on the death toll. The official immediate death toll was 2,259 and the government of Madhya Pradesh has confirmed a total of 3,787 deaths related to the gas release.Other government agencies estimate 15,000 deaths.Others estimate that 8,000 died within the first weeks and that another 8,000 have since died from gas-related diseases

The accident site, in the middle of Bhopal, was given back to the state government. It still has 425 tons of hazardous waste that have yet to be cleared. Union Carbide was bought by Dow Chemical Company in 2001, and activists are seeking to get Dow to clean up the site.[……….]

With regard to BP’s liability over what happened in an overseas nation,“...US companies that are operating overseas are very mindful of and respectful of the laws of any country in which they operate,” State Department spokesman P J Crowley told reporters here.”  Good ..Stupid Nimmy thought that Bhopal was in Inida.

US President Barack Obama has pushed British Petroleum to pay for the environmental disaster, and the company is liable to pay a fine of up to $ 4,300 per barrel. The final compensation may be in billions of dollars.

The US increased pressure on energy giant BP to boost capacity to contain the gushing oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, as President Barack Obama makes a fourth trip to the area on Monday.  On Saturday, White House adviser David Axelrod said that BP should set up an escrow account – administered by an independent panel – to pay claims by workers whose livelihoods and businesses have been impacted by the worst oil spill in US history.

“We want to make sure that the money is independently administered so that there won’t be a slow walk on these claims,” Axelrod said. “There are people there who live from week to week and whose livelihoods have been taken away from them. We want to make sure that they can get through this.“[……]

But curry-smelling Indians should be fine with flakes of compensation. But hey why criticize Firangi-company, when we ourselves are fouler than the worst..Our leaders are not even ready to visit these unfortunate people and give them that sick smile with folded hands.And the judiciary?

In February 1989, the Supreme Court announced that it was approving a settlement for Bhopal victims under which Union Carbide agreed to pay Rs 713 crore for compensation to victims, while the government agreed to drop all criminal cases against it. However, due to intense public shock and anger at letting off the culprits, the court agreed to reopen the criminal cases in 1991. Two installments of compensation — of up to Rs 25,000 each — have been given till now to the injured, one in 1994 and the next in 2004.

N D Jayaprakash of the Bhopal Gas Peedit Sangharsh Sahyog Samiti (BGPSSS), one of the groups fighting for the rights of gas victims, calls this a massive fraud because the number of gas-affected persons was arbitrarily fixed by the government at 105,000, including about 3,000 dead. In reality, nearly 20,000 people have died, and 5.7 lakh have suffered injuries. The compensation amount — Rs 713 crore, paid by Union Carbide — was meant for about 1 lakh persons but has been distributed among nearly 6 lakh people. Of the Rs 713 crores, Rs 113 crores was for loss of livestock and property. The balance Rs 600 crore distributed among 5.74 lakh persons works out to about Rs 12,410 per victim on average. In contrast, in the Uphaar tragedy in Delhi, families of those who died got between Rs 15 lakh to Rs 18 lakh each, while injured persons got Rs 1 lakh each. In addition, they got interest at the rate of 9% per annum for the roughly six years that the legal proceedings took.

Stung by this injustice, the victims approached the apex court, which told them to approach the state government. In Bhopal, the Welfare Commissioner rejected their demand. They appealed to the MP high court. On November 30 this year, the HC too dismissed the petition. “We will go back to the Supreme Court,” says Jayaprakash.[…………]

Tony Hayward, the BP chief executive, will be grilled about the disaster in the US on Thursday when he appears before a special Senate hearing. On Wednesday, Hayward and the BP chairman, Carl-Henric Svanberg, will meet the president at the White House to explain BP’s response.According to reports, Obama will tell the pair he wants BP to establish a special account to meet damage claims by individuals and businesses hurt by the spill..[…] What is it here?The people who are expected to protect us are busy and very much proactive in protecting the other side,arranging them airplanes to escape..Cool na?


US is talking about compensating within weeks,and even after 25 years,we are still busy indulging in blame-game and stuff.Before complaing about MNCs,their ethics and bla bla bla,I think its time we start working over our rotten social system.Justice delayed is justice denied..But who cares, afterall,this happened neither to kins of Gandhi family,nor to that of Ambanis or Tata’s nor to anybody in the vicinity of power structure in India.So,why worry over petty stuff that happened to petty people,isn’t it?


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BP Gulf Oil Spill Timeline

Got this interesting and informative link,as a mail-request for publishing..Yes,it is indeed worth going through if you are following BP Gulf oil spill…For a better view of the image,go to http://www.iglucruise.com/oil-spill-timeline

Source : (http://www.iglucruise.com/oil-spill-timeline).

Woman assaulted, paraded naked by 6

ALIGARH: A woman has charged six persons, including district BSP president, of assaulting and later parading her naked in a market following which a case has been registered against them by the police.

A case of assault against six persons, including the BSP leader Moolchand Bhagel, has been filed, Superintendent of Police Maan Singh Chouhan said.

He, however, said the woman was not paraded naked. The incident took place on June 2 when 45-year-old Brima Devi had a minor tiff with some persons while she was on her way back from a temple. She was then beaten up.

She alleged in her complaint to police that she was also paraded naked through the village Chandaukha, 20 kms from here.

Bir Singh, husband of Brima Devi, alleged that the police was trying to dilute the charges against the BSP leader because of political pressure.

The woman was detained by the police for a few hours in connection with some case. She was, however, let off later.

“Instead of arresting the persons named in the report, the police has arrested Devi on a case filed against her by a group ten days back,” Singh alleged.

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Is this the country we are talking about 33% reservation and like? **sigh**


sex abuse against women india Pictures, Images and Photos

But what can you and me do to stop crimes like this? I have no idea.. Are we damn sure that this is not going to happen to you and me,since we pretend ourselves to be equipped with sophisticated living conditions? Is it really so?