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ನೂರೆಂಟು ಸುಳ್ಳು (nUreMTu suLLu)

You may not be a "Dhrutharashtra", but we want to be the Sanjaya for you!

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Believe Ye... And Thou Shalt Be Saved!

Dear Reader,

It has been a while since we last wrote. Not that you really missed us. But, if you indeed did, we are very sorry.

Our usual excuses still hold good: Work, Travel and Net Connection Problems.
If you think that they are old excuses, here's a new one: It's Not Fun Anymore.

For some reason we are losing interest in pointing fingers.

Yes, we are still reading newspapers. Yes, we still notice factual errors. But, the pleasure -- vicarious -- that we earlier used to have in writing about them is slowly waning.

So, is this the end of our blog? We hope not.
But, more and more, it feels like that.

O.k. Enough about our blogging blues.

We Believe...!

Pratapa Simha writes (Vijaya Karnataka, June 30, 2007) about the need for a security fence that secures India from Bangladesh.

Vijaya Karnataka is a Kannada newspaper that's published in India. The fence is being built by India. But, we believe that there is really a very good reason why the cost of the fence must be quoted in dollars. ("೧.೨ ಶತಕೋಟಿ ಡಾಲರ್ ವೆಚ್ಚದ ಈ ಬೇಲಿ")

You have our word. If Dr.U.R.A. says it is actually a sign or evidence of a dark conspiracy of U.S. and its Hindu Capitalist Cohorts in India, we will believe that too.

We believe Mr.Simha when he writes:
"ಇನ್ನೊಂದೆಡೆ ಬಾಂಗ್ಲಾ ಗಡಿಯಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಅಸ್ಸಾಮ್‍ನ ಒಟ್ಟು ಜನಸಂಖ್ಯೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಶೇ.೪೦ರಷ್ಟು ಬಾಂಗ್ಲಾದೇಶಿ ಮುಸ್ಲಿಮರಾಗಿದ್ದಾರೆ"
In 2004, writing in The Indian Express, Arun Shourie wrote: "The present population ratio of Muslims is calculated to be 28 per cent in Assam and 25 per cent in West Bengal."

It is our firm belief that the facts are completely different now. We have no doubt that in less than 3 years, an additional 12% became not only Muslim, but they also became Bangladeshis!

We believe Mr.Simha when he writes:
"ಇತ್ತ ೨೦೦೧ರ ಜನಗಣತಿಯ ಪ್ರಕಾರ ದೇಶದ ೧೦ ಅತ್ಯಂತ ಜನಭರಿತ ಜಿಲ್ಲೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ೫ ಜಿಲ್ಲೆಗಳು ಪಶ್ಚಿಮ ಬಂಗಾಳದಲ್ಲಿವೆ. ಅವುಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಮೂರು ಜಿಲ್ಲೆಗಳಾದ '೨೪ ಪರಗಣ (ಉತ್ತರ)', '೨೪ ಪರಗಣ ದಕ್ಷಿಣ' ಹಾಗೂ ಮುರ್ಷಿದಾಬಾದ್‌ಗಳು ಬಾಂಗ್ಲಾದೇಶದ ಗಡಿಯಲ್ಲಿದ್ದು ಇವು ಹೆಸರಿಗೆ ಮಾತ್ರ ಭಾರತಕ್ಕೆ ಸೇರಿದ್ದರೂ, ಇಲ್ಲಿ ವಾಸಿಸುತ್ತಿರುವವರು ಯಾರೂ ಭಾರತೀಯರಲ್ಲ, ಬಾಂಗ್ಲಾದೇಶಿ ಮುಸ್ಲಿಮ್ ಅತಿಕ್ರಮಣಕಾರರು."

As per 2001 census, only 24.2, 33.2 and 63.7 per cent of the population of the above mentioned districts are Muslims. That may be so, but we fully believe in Mr.Simha when he says that all the people living in those districts are Bangladeshi Muslim intruders!

To be frank, we are a bit confused. Mr.Simha cites 2001 census and 2001 census seems to say something different. Confused we may be, but, our faith in Mr.Simha is staunch. We know sometimes the reality plays tricks on the faithful to test us!

More than anything we believe in Mr.Simha when he writes:
"ಆದರೆ ದೇಶದೊಳಗೆ ಇರುವ ದೇಶದ್ರೋಹಿಗಳಿಗೆ ಬೇಲಿ ಹಾಕುವುದು ಹೇಗೆ?

ಇಂದು ನಾವು ಗಡಿಯಾಚೆಗಿರುವ ಶತ್ರುಗಳ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಮಾತ್ರ ತಲೆಕೆಡಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳಬೇಕಾದ ಪರಿಸ್ಥಿತಿ ಇಲ್ಲ. ಕೇರಳದಿಂದ ದಂಡುದಂಡಾಗಿ ಬರುತ್ತಿರುವ ಮಾಪಿಳ್ಳೆಗಳಿಂದಾಗಿ ನಮ್ಮ ದಕ್ಷಿಣ ಕನ್ನಡ ಜಿಲ್ಲೆ ಮತ್ತೊಂದು ಅಸ್ಸಾಂ ಆಗುವ ಲಕ್ಷಣ ಕಂಡು ಬರುತ್ತಿದೆ. ಕಾಸರಗೋಡಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಮಿನಿ ಪಾಕಿಸ್ತಾನವನ್ನು ಕಾಣಬಹುದಾಗಿದ್ದರೆ, ಪುರ್ಬುಗಳಿಂದಾಗಿ ಕಡಬ, ಸುಳ್ಯಗಳು ಮಿನಿ ಕೇರಳಗಳಾಗಿವೆ. ಕಾಡು ಕಡಿದು ಗಾಂಜಾ ಬೆಳೆಯಲಾರಂಭಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಪರಿಣಾಮವಾಗಿ ಖೋಟಾನೋಟು ಜಾಲ, ನಕಲಿ ವಸ್ತುಗಳು, ಕಳ್ಳಸಾಗಣೆ, ಮಾಫಿಯಾ ಇವೆಲ್ಲವನ್ನೂ ದಕ್ಷಿಣ ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಕಾಣಬಹುದಾಗಿದೆ."

We do not know what or who "ಪುರ್ಬು" are. But, we are very sure that they are dangerous. They are not only traitors, they might even be enemies.

Shouldn't we build a fence to separate Karnataka from Kerala?
As long as we can quote the cost in dollars, why not?!

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