Discussion:
Attack on Babush communal
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anand virgincar
2008-03-01 06:02:01 UTC
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Dear Goanetters,

The home minister Ravi Naik has already stated that Manohar
Parrikar initiated the stone throwing at the police station and
also instigated the police to attack Babush and co.

We now have a letter to the editor in the Herald ( see last
letter below ) which confidently states that the attack by
the police against Babush was purely related to anti-minority
feelings.

Is there anything for which we cannot find a way to blame
Manohar Parrikar and / or label an incident as a communal
one ?

http://oheraldo.in/pagedetails.asp?nid=319&cid=13

regards,
anand

( Dr Anand Virgincar )

_________________________________________________________________
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anand virgincar
2008-03-01 06:02:01 UTC
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Dear Goanetters,

The home minister Ravi Naik has already stated that Manohar
Parrikar initiated the stone throwing at the police station and
also instigated the police to attack Babush and co.

We now have a letter to the editor in the Herald ( see last
letter below ) which confidently states that the attack by
the police against Babush was purely related to anti-minority
feelings.

Is there anything for which we cannot find a way to blame
Manohar Parrikar and / or label an incident as a communal
one ?

http://oheraldo.in/pagedetails.asp?nid=319&cid=13

regards,
anand

( Dr Anand Virgincar )

_________________________________________________________________
Who's friends with who and co-starred in what?
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anand virgincar
2008-03-01 06:02:01 UTC
Permalink
Dear Goanetters,

The home minister Ravi Naik has already stated that Manohar
Parrikar initiated the stone throwing at the police station and
also instigated the police to attack Babush and co.

We now have a letter to the editor in the Herald ( see last
letter below ) which confidently states that the attack by
the police against Babush was purely related to anti-minority
feelings.

Is there anything for which we cannot find a way to blame
Manohar Parrikar and / or label an incident as a communal
one ?

http://oheraldo.in/pagedetails.asp?nid=319&cid=13

regards,
anand

( Dr Anand Virgincar )

_________________________________________________________________
Who's friends with who and co-starred in what?
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anand virgincar
2008-03-01 06:02:01 UTC
Permalink
Dear Goanetters,

The home minister Ravi Naik has already stated that Manohar
Parrikar initiated the stone throwing at the police station and
also instigated the police to attack Babush and co.

We now have a letter to the editor in the Herald ( see last
letter below ) which confidently states that the attack by
the police against Babush was purely related to anti-minority
feelings.

Is there anything for which we cannot find a way to blame
Manohar Parrikar and / or label an incident as a communal
one ?

http://oheraldo.in/pagedetails.asp?nid=319&cid=13

regards,
anand

( Dr Anand Virgincar )

_________________________________________________________________
Who's friends with who and co-starred in what?
http://www.searchgamesbox.com/celebrityseparation.shtml
anand virgincar
2008-03-01 06:02:01 UTC
Permalink
Dear Goanetters,

The home minister Ravi Naik has already stated that Manohar
Parrikar initiated the stone throwing at the police station and
also instigated the police to attack Babush and co.

We now have a letter to the editor in the Herald ( see last
letter below ) which confidently states that the attack by
the police against Babush was purely related to anti-minority
feelings.

Is there anything for which we cannot find a way to blame
Manohar Parrikar and / or label an incident as a communal
one ?

http://oheraldo.in/pagedetails.asp?nid=319&cid=13

regards,
anand

( Dr Anand Virgincar )

_________________________________________________________________
Who's friends with who and co-starred in what?
http://www.searchgamesbox.com/celebrityseparation.shtml
anand virgincar
2008-03-01 06:02:01 UTC
Permalink
Dear Goanetters,

The home minister Ravi Naik has already stated that Manohar
Parrikar initiated the stone throwing at the police station and
also instigated the police to attack Babush and co.

We now have a letter to the editor in the Herald ( see last
letter below ) which confidently states that the attack by
the police against Babush was purely related to anti-minority
feelings.

Is there anything for which we cannot find a way to blame
Manohar Parrikar and / or label an incident as a communal
one ?

http://oheraldo.in/pagedetails.asp?nid=319&cid=13

regards,
anand

( Dr Anand Virgincar )

_________________________________________________________________
Who's friends with who and co-starred in what?
http://www.searchgamesbox.com/celebrityseparation.shtml
anand virgincar
2008-03-01 06:02:01 UTC
Permalink
Dear Goanetters,

The home minister Ravi Naik has already stated that Manohar
Parrikar initiated the stone throwing at the police station and
also instigated the police to attack Babush and co.

We now have a letter to the editor in the Herald ( see last
letter below ) which confidently states that the attack by
the police against Babush was purely related to anti-minority
feelings.

Is there anything for which we cannot find a way to blame
Manohar Parrikar and / or label an incident as a communal
one ?

http://oheraldo.in/pagedetails.asp?nid=319&cid=13

regards,
anand

( Dr Anand Virgincar )

_________________________________________________________________
Who's friends with who and co-starred in what?
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Roland Francis
2008-03-01 14:52:52 UTC
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The article in the Herald in my view is utter balderdash.

Crime has no religion. A goon is a goon of whatever color and
persuasion he may be. Goons do not answer to any relgion, however
often you might see them in church, in the temple or in a mosque.
(Dawood Ibrahim is reputed to pray the obligatory 5 times a day).
Therefore to call Monserrate a Catholic is an insult to Catholicism.
However, goons are not in the least bit reluctant to use religion for
their own criminal purposes.

Brar a Sikh, is least likely to fall prey to communal tendencies
(especially when Sikhs are not involved) during the course of his
duties and to use communal reasons to direct his police force
accordingly. That is an insult to his brave Sikh heritage that not
only India, but Britain in it's time has made the most use of.

Good (and bad) policemen come from every religion and every state.
When you find a corrupt and communal cop, just like his counterpart
the criminal, it has nothing to do with his religion and everything to
do with his character.

Until the constitution of India is upheld, Catholic Goans must stop
using the communal card. That will only alienate them from the
majority. It is time they brought their education to bear and
highlight their secular character in a secular India. That and that
only will secure their identity. Everytime there is an unjustified or
unprovoked attack on them, they are better off decrying their attacker
as a criminal rather than a Saffronite or a HIndu.

Just my thoughts.

Roland
416-453-3371

On Sat, Mar 1, 2008 at 1:02 AM, anand virgincar
Post by anand virgincar
Dear Goanetters,
We now have a letter to the editor in the Herald ( see last
letter below ) which confidently states that the attack by
the police against Babush was purely related to anti-minority
feelings.
Is there anything for which we cannot find a way to blame
Manohar Parrikar and / or label an incident as a communal
one ?
http://oheraldo.in/pagedetails.asp?nid=319&cid=13
anand virgincar
2008-03-05 07:27:44 UTC
Permalink
Bab Roland Francis said recently ( in reference to a recent letter
in the Herald where the Feb 19 attack on Babush was labelled
as a communal act ) :

Until the constitution of India is upheld, Catholic Goans must stop using the communal card. That will only alienate them from the majority. It is time they brought their education to bear and highlight their secular character in a secular India. That and that only will secure their identity. Everytime there is an unjustified or unprovoked attack on them, they are better off decrying their
attacker as a criminal rather than a Saffronite or a Hindu.


My comments :

We have to accept the fact that Manohar Parrikar and the BJP
have a significant presence in Goan politics ( and will continue
to do so in the foreseeable future )

Also, the possiblity of the BJP coming back to power in Goa
cannot be entirely excluded. In the June 07 assembly elections,
Pale,Dhargal,Ponda,Tivim and Cumbharjua were lost to the NCP/
Congress combine simply due to MGP splitting votes. With a BJP/
MGP coalition , these seats would have gone the other way with
3000-4000 margins in some constituencies.

Of a total 711072 valid votes polled, the Congress + NCP total
was approximately 2,65000.
BJP polled 2,15000 and the MGP 60000 ( making a sum total of
2,75000 )

The vast majority of the BJP and MGP voters are not communal.
The vast majority of the BJP and MGP voters are vocal in their
condemnation of the inquisition VCD , Fontainhas , Bishops palace
fiasco, Curchorem riots etc. etc.

There is a fraction of BJP and MGP voters who are radical in their
views.

Every time words like " rabid dogs " and " pimps " are used in
reference to the BJP a few more join the radicals.
Every time the BJP is described as " Hamas " a few more join
the radicals.
Every time fictitious " atrocities " are blamed on the BJP a few
more join the radicals.
Every time a communal angle is given to an incident without
basis ( like the Feb 19 incident ) a few more join the radicals.
Every time it is stated on a public forum that a whole generation
of Goan Hindu's are being trained and armed to harm minorities,
a few more join the radicals.
Every time biased fact finding missions try to fabricate the
truth and lay the entire blame for a complex problem at the
door of Hindu's , a few more join the radicals.
Every time.......................
radically yours,
anand

( Dr Anand Virgincar )
_________________________________________________________________
Telly addicts unite!
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goasuraj
2008-03-06 03:36:34 UTC
Permalink
I second what has been said here by both, Roland Francis and Dr. Anand
Virgincar, more so what the Dr. says is the fact.
Goans are basically not communal but a few who have their way with the rest
of the majority, are, and that too for their own selfish ends.

"If these communal players realise that the 'communal card' they play will
not get them anywhere, they will do the turn-around faster than anybody
else."
(I am making this statement and it is directed towards certain people. Only
those for whom the cap fits must wear it)

floriano
goasuraj




----- Original Message -----
From: "anand virgincar" <anandvirgincar at hotmail.com>
To: <goanet at goanet.org>
Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2008 12:57 PM
Subject: [Goanet] BJP's communal vote bank is growing by the minute.



Bab Roland Francis said recently ( in reference to a recent letter
in the Herald where the Feb 19 attack on Babush was labelled
as a communal act ) :

Until the constitution of India is upheld, Catholic Goans must stop
using the communal card. That will only alienate them from the majority.
It is time they brought their education to bear and highlight their
secular character in a secular India. That and that only will secure their
identity. Everytime there is an unjustified or unprovoked attack on them,
they are better off decrying their
attacker as a criminal rather than a Saffronite or a Hindu.


My comments :

We have to accept the fact that Manohar Parrikar and the BJP
have a significant presence in Goan politics ( and will continue
to do so in the foreseeable future )

Also, the possiblity of the BJP coming back to power in Goa
cannot be entirely excluded. In the June 07 assembly elections,
Pale,Dhargal,Ponda,Tivim and Cumbharjua were lost to the NCP/
Congress combine simply due to MGP splitting votes. With a BJP/
MGP coalition , these seats would have gone the other way with
3000-4000 margins in some
constituencies...............................................
goasuraj
2008-03-06 03:36:34 UTC
Permalink
I second what has been said here by both, Roland Francis and Dr. Anand
Virgincar, more so what the Dr. says is the fact.
Goans are basically not communal but a few who have their way with the rest
of the majority, are, and that too for their own selfish ends.

"If these communal players realise that the 'communal card' they play will
not get them anywhere, they will do the turn-around faster than anybody
else."
(I am making this statement and it is directed towards certain people. Only
those for whom the cap fits must wear it)

floriano
goasuraj




----- Original Message -----
From: "anand virgincar" <anandvirgincar at hotmail.com>
To: <goanet at goanet.org>
Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2008 12:57 PM
Subject: [Goanet] BJP's communal vote bank is growing by the minute.



Bab Roland Francis said recently ( in reference to a recent letter
in the Herald where the Feb 19 attack on Babush was labelled
as a communal act ) :

Until the constitution of India is upheld, Catholic Goans must stop
using the communal card. That will only alienate them from the majority.
It is time they brought their education to bear and highlight their
secular character in a secular India. That and that only will secure their
identity. Everytime there is an unjustified or unprovoked attack on them,
they are better off decrying their
attacker as a criminal rather than a Saffronite or a Hindu.


My comments :

We have to accept the fact that Manohar Parrikar and the BJP
have a significant presence in Goan politics ( and will continue
to do so in the foreseeable future )

Also, the possiblity of the BJP coming back to power in Goa
cannot be entirely excluded. In the June 07 assembly elections,
Pale,Dhargal,Ponda,Tivim and Cumbharjua were lost to the NCP/
Congress combine simply due to MGP splitting votes. With a BJP/
MGP coalition , these seats would have gone the other way with
3000-4000 margins in some
constituencies...............................................
goasuraj
2008-03-06 03:36:34 UTC
Permalink
I second what has been said here by both, Roland Francis and Dr. Anand
Virgincar, more so what the Dr. says is the fact.
Goans are basically not communal but a few who have their way with the rest
of the majority, are, and that too for their own selfish ends.

"If these communal players realise that the 'communal card' they play will
not get them anywhere, they will do the turn-around faster than anybody
else."
(I am making this statement and it is directed towards certain people. Only
those for whom the cap fits must wear it)

floriano
goasuraj




----- Original Message -----
From: "anand virgincar" <anandvirgincar at hotmail.com>
To: <goanet at goanet.org>
Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2008 12:57 PM
Subject: [Goanet] BJP's communal vote bank is growing by the minute.



Bab Roland Francis said recently ( in reference to a recent letter
in the Herald where the Feb 19 attack on Babush was labelled
as a communal act ) :

Until the constitution of India is upheld, Catholic Goans must stop
using the communal card. That will only alienate them from the majority.
It is time they brought their education to bear and highlight their
secular character in a secular India. That and that only will secure their
identity. Everytime there is an unjustified or unprovoked attack on them,
they are better off decrying their
attacker as a criminal rather than a Saffronite or a Hindu.


My comments :

We have to accept the fact that Manohar Parrikar and the BJP
have a significant presence in Goan politics ( and will continue
to do so in the foreseeable future )

Also, the possiblity of the BJP coming back to power in Goa
cannot be entirely excluded. In the June 07 assembly elections,
Pale,Dhargal,Ponda,Tivim and Cumbharjua were lost to the NCP/
Congress combine simply due to MGP splitting votes. With a BJP/
MGP coalition , these seats would have gone the other way with
3000-4000 margins in some
constituencies...............................................
goasuraj
2008-03-06 03:36:34 UTC
Permalink
I second what has been said here by both, Roland Francis and Dr. Anand
Virgincar, more so what the Dr. says is the fact.
Goans are basically not communal but a few who have their way with the rest
of the majority, are, and that too for their own selfish ends.

"If these communal players realise that the 'communal card' they play will
not get them anywhere, they will do the turn-around faster than anybody
else."
(I am making this statement and it is directed towards certain people. Only
those for whom the cap fits must wear it)

floriano
goasuraj




----- Original Message -----
From: "anand virgincar" <anandvirgincar at hotmail.com>
To: <goanet at goanet.org>
Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2008 12:57 PM
Subject: [Goanet] BJP's communal vote bank is growing by the minute.



Bab Roland Francis said recently ( in reference to a recent letter
in the Herald where the Feb 19 attack on Babush was labelled
as a communal act ) :

Until the constitution of India is upheld, Catholic Goans must stop
using the communal card. That will only alienate them from the majority.
It is time they brought their education to bear and highlight their
secular character in a secular India. That and that only will secure their
identity. Everytime there is an unjustified or unprovoked attack on them,
they are better off decrying their
attacker as a criminal rather than a Saffronite or a Hindu.


My comments :

We have to accept the fact that Manohar Parrikar and the BJP
have a significant presence in Goan politics ( and will continue
to do so in the foreseeable future )

Also, the possiblity of the BJP coming back to power in Goa
cannot be entirely excluded. In the June 07 assembly elections,
Pale,Dhargal,Ponda,Tivim and Cumbharjua were lost to the NCP/
Congress combine simply due to MGP splitting votes. With a BJP/
MGP coalition , these seats would have gone the other way with
3000-4000 margins in some
constituencies...............................................
goasuraj
2008-03-06 03:36:34 UTC
Permalink
I second what has been said here by both, Roland Francis and Dr. Anand
Virgincar, more so what the Dr. says is the fact.
Goans are basically not communal but a few who have their way with the rest
of the majority, are, and that too for their own selfish ends.

"If these communal players realise that the 'communal card' they play will
not get them anywhere, they will do the turn-around faster than anybody
else."
(I am making this statement and it is directed towards certain people. Only
those for whom the cap fits must wear it)

floriano
goasuraj




----- Original Message -----
From: "anand virgincar" <anandvirgincar at hotmail.com>
To: <goanet at goanet.org>
Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2008 12:57 PM
Subject: [Goanet] BJP's communal vote bank is growing by the minute.



Bab Roland Francis said recently ( in reference to a recent letter
in the Herald where the Feb 19 attack on Babush was labelled
as a communal act ) :

Until the constitution of India is upheld, Catholic Goans must stop
using the communal card. That will only alienate them from the majority.
It is time they brought their education to bear and highlight their
secular character in a secular India. That and that only will secure their
identity. Everytime there is an unjustified or unprovoked attack on them,
they are better off decrying their
attacker as a criminal rather than a Saffronite or a Hindu.


My comments :

We have to accept the fact that Manohar Parrikar and the BJP
have a significant presence in Goan politics ( and will continue
to do so in the foreseeable future )

Also, the possiblity of the BJP coming back to power in Goa
cannot be entirely excluded. In the June 07 assembly elections,
Pale,Dhargal,Ponda,Tivim and Cumbharjua were lost to the NCP/
Congress combine simply due to MGP splitting votes. With a BJP/
MGP coalition , these seats would have gone the other way with
3000-4000 margins in some
constituencies...............................................
goasuraj
2008-03-06 03:36:34 UTC
Permalink
I second what has been said here by both, Roland Francis and Dr. Anand
Virgincar, more so what the Dr. says is the fact.
Goans are basically not communal but a few who have their way with the rest
of the majority, are, and that too for their own selfish ends.

"If these communal players realise that the 'communal card' they play will
not get them anywhere, they will do the turn-around faster than anybody
else."
(I am making this statement and it is directed towards certain people. Only
those for whom the cap fits must wear it)

floriano
goasuraj




----- Original Message -----
From: "anand virgincar" <anandvirgincar at hotmail.com>
To: <goanet at goanet.org>
Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2008 12:57 PM
Subject: [Goanet] BJP's communal vote bank is growing by the minute.



Bab Roland Francis said recently ( in reference to a recent letter
in the Herald where the Feb 19 attack on Babush was labelled
as a communal act ) :

Until the constitution of India is upheld, Catholic Goans must stop
using the communal card. That will only alienate them from the majority.
It is time they brought their education to bear and highlight their
secular character in a secular India. That and that only will secure their
identity. Everytime there is an unjustified or unprovoked attack on them,
they are better off decrying their
attacker as a criminal rather than a Saffronite or a Hindu.


My comments :

We have to accept the fact that Manohar Parrikar and the BJP
have a significant presence in Goan politics ( and will continue
to do so in the foreseeable future )

Also, the possiblity of the BJP coming back to power in Goa
cannot be entirely excluded. In the June 07 assembly elections,
Pale,Dhargal,Ponda,Tivim and Cumbharjua were lost to the NCP/
Congress combine simply due to MGP splitting votes. With a BJP/
MGP coalition , these seats would have gone the other way with
3000-4000 margins in some
constituencies...............................................
goasuraj
2008-03-06 03:36:34 UTC
Permalink
I second what has been said here by both, Roland Francis and Dr. Anand
Virgincar, more so what the Dr. says is the fact.
Goans are basically not communal but a few who have their way with the rest
of the majority, are, and that too for their own selfish ends.

"If these communal players realise that the 'communal card' they play will
not get them anywhere, they will do the turn-around faster than anybody
else."
(I am making this statement and it is directed towards certain people. Only
those for whom the cap fits must wear it)

floriano
goasuraj




----- Original Message -----
From: "anand virgincar" <anandvirgincar at hotmail.com>
To: <goanet at goanet.org>
Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2008 12:57 PM
Subject: [Goanet] BJP's communal vote bank is growing by the minute.



Bab Roland Francis said recently ( in reference to a recent letter
in the Herald where the Feb 19 attack on Babush was labelled
as a communal act ) :

Until the constitution of India is upheld, Catholic Goans must stop
using the communal card. That will only alienate them from the majority.
It is time they brought their education to bear and highlight their
secular character in a secular India. That and that only will secure their
identity. Everytime there is an unjustified or unprovoked attack on them,
they are better off decrying their
attacker as a criminal rather than a Saffronite or a Hindu.


My comments :

We have to accept the fact that Manohar Parrikar and the BJP
have a significant presence in Goan politics ( and will continue
to do so in the foreseeable future )

Also, the possiblity of the BJP coming back to power in Goa
cannot be entirely excluded. In the June 07 assembly elections,
Pale,Dhargal,Ponda,Tivim and Cumbharjua were lost to the NCP/
Congress combine simply due to MGP splitting votes. With a BJP/
MGP coalition , these seats would have gone the other way with
3000-4000 margins in some
constituencies...............................................
anand virgincar
2008-03-05 07:27:44 UTC
Permalink
Bab Roland Francis said recently ( in reference to a recent letter
in the Herald where the Feb 19 attack on Babush was labelled
as a communal act ) :

Until the constitution of India is upheld, Catholic Goans must stop using the communal card. That will only alienate them from the majority. It is time they brought their education to bear and highlight their secular character in a secular India. That and that only will secure their identity. Everytime there is an unjustified or unprovoked attack on them, they are better off decrying their
attacker as a criminal rather than a Saffronite or a Hindu.


My comments :

We have to accept the fact that Manohar Parrikar and the BJP
have a significant presence in Goan politics ( and will continue
to do so in the foreseeable future )

Also, the possiblity of the BJP coming back to power in Goa
cannot be entirely excluded. In the June 07 assembly elections,
Pale,Dhargal,Ponda,Tivim and Cumbharjua were lost to the NCP/
Congress combine simply due to MGP splitting votes. With a BJP/
MGP coalition , these seats would have gone the other way with
3000-4000 margins in some constituencies.

Of a total 711072 valid votes polled, the Congress + NCP total
was approximately 2,65000.
BJP polled 2,15000 and the MGP 60000 ( making a sum total of
2,75000 )

The vast majority of the BJP and MGP voters are not communal.
The vast majority of the BJP and MGP voters are vocal in their
condemnation of the inquisition VCD , Fontainhas , Bishops palace
fiasco, Curchorem riots etc. etc.

There is a fraction of BJP and MGP voters who are radical in their
views.

Every time words like " rabid dogs " and " pimps " are used in
reference to the BJP a few more join the radicals.
Every time the BJP is described as " Hamas " a few more join
the radicals.
Every time fictitious " atrocities " are blamed on the BJP a few
more join the radicals.
Every time a communal angle is given to an incident without
basis ( like the Feb 19 incident ) a few more join the radicals.
Every time it is stated on a public forum that a whole generation
of Goan Hindu's are being trained and armed to harm minorities,
a few more join the radicals.
Every time biased fact finding missions try to fabricate the
truth and lay the entire blame for a complex problem at the
door of Hindu's , a few more join the radicals.
Every time.......................
radically yours,
anand

( Dr Anand Virgincar )
_________________________________________________________________
Telly addicts unite!
http://www.searchgamesbox.com/tvtown.shtml
anand virgincar
2008-03-05 07:27:44 UTC
Permalink
Bab Roland Francis said recently ( in reference to a recent letter
in the Herald where the Feb 19 attack on Babush was labelled
as a communal act ) :

Until the constitution of India is upheld, Catholic Goans must stop using the communal card. That will only alienate them from the majority. It is time they brought their education to bear and highlight their secular character in a secular India. That and that only will secure their identity. Everytime there is an unjustified or unprovoked attack on them, they are better off decrying their
attacker as a criminal rather than a Saffronite or a Hindu.


My comments :

We have to accept the fact that Manohar Parrikar and the BJP
have a significant presence in Goan politics ( and will continue
to do so in the foreseeable future )

Also, the possiblity of the BJP coming back to power in Goa
cannot be entirely excluded. In the June 07 assembly elections,
Pale,Dhargal,Ponda,Tivim and Cumbharjua were lost to the NCP/
Congress combine simply due to MGP splitting votes. With a BJP/
MGP coalition , these seats would have gone the other way with
3000-4000 margins in some constituencies.

Of a total 711072 valid votes polled, the Congress + NCP total
was approximately 2,65000.
BJP polled 2,15000 and the MGP 60000 ( making a sum total of
2,75000 )

The vast majority of the BJP and MGP voters are not communal.
The vast majority of the BJP and MGP voters are vocal in their
condemnation of the inquisition VCD , Fontainhas , Bishops palace
fiasco, Curchorem riots etc. etc.

There is a fraction of BJP and MGP voters who are radical in their
views.

Every time words like " rabid dogs " and " pimps " are used in
reference to the BJP a few more join the radicals.
Every time the BJP is described as " Hamas " a few more join
the radicals.
Every time fictitious " atrocities " are blamed on the BJP a few
more join the radicals.
Every time a communal angle is given to an incident without
basis ( like the Feb 19 incident ) a few more join the radicals.
Every time it is stated on a public forum that a whole generation
of Goan Hindu's are being trained and armed to harm minorities,
a few more join the radicals.
Every time biased fact finding missions try to fabricate the
truth and lay the entire blame for a complex problem at the
door of Hindu's , a few more join the radicals.
Every time.......................
radically yours,
anand

( Dr Anand Virgincar )
_________________________________________________________________
Telly addicts unite!
http://www.searchgamesbox.com/tvtown.shtml
anand virgincar
2008-03-05 07:27:44 UTC
Permalink
Bab Roland Francis said recently ( in reference to a recent letter
in the Herald where the Feb 19 attack on Babush was labelled
as a communal act ) :

Until the constitution of India is upheld, Catholic Goans must stop using the communal card. That will only alienate them from the majority. It is time they brought their education to bear and highlight their secular character in a secular India. That and that only will secure their identity. Everytime there is an unjustified or unprovoked attack on them, they are better off decrying their
attacker as a criminal rather than a Saffronite or a Hindu.


My comments :

We have to accept the fact that Manohar Parrikar and the BJP
have a significant presence in Goan politics ( and will continue
to do so in the foreseeable future )

Also, the possiblity of the BJP coming back to power in Goa
cannot be entirely excluded. In the June 07 assembly elections,
Pale,Dhargal,Ponda,Tivim and Cumbharjua were lost to the NCP/
Congress combine simply due to MGP splitting votes. With a BJP/
MGP coalition , these seats would have gone the other way with
3000-4000 margins in some constituencies.

Of a total 711072 valid votes polled, the Congress + NCP total
was approximately 2,65000.
BJP polled 2,15000 and the MGP 60000 ( making a sum total of
2,75000 )

The vast majority of the BJP and MGP voters are not communal.
The vast majority of the BJP and MGP voters are vocal in their
condemnation of the inquisition VCD , Fontainhas , Bishops palace
fiasco, Curchorem riots etc. etc.

There is a fraction of BJP and MGP voters who are radical in their
views.

Every time words like " rabid dogs " and " pimps " are used in
reference to the BJP a few more join the radicals.
Every time the BJP is described as " Hamas " a few more join
the radicals.
Every time fictitious " atrocities " are blamed on the BJP a few
more join the radicals.
Every time a communal angle is given to an incident without
basis ( like the Feb 19 incident ) a few more join the radicals.
Every time it is stated on a public forum that a whole generation
of Goan Hindu's are being trained and armed to harm minorities,
a few more join the radicals.
Every time biased fact finding missions try to fabricate the
truth and lay the entire blame for a complex problem at the
door of Hindu's , a few more join the radicals.
Every time.......................
radically yours,
anand

( Dr Anand Virgincar )
_________________________________________________________________
Telly addicts unite!
http://www.searchgamesbox.com/tvtown.shtml
anand virgincar
2008-03-05 07:27:44 UTC
Permalink
Bab Roland Francis said recently ( in reference to a recent letter
in the Herald where the Feb 19 attack on Babush was labelled
as a communal act ) :

Until the constitution of India is upheld, Catholic Goans must stop using the communal card. That will only alienate them from the majority. It is time they brought their education to bear and highlight their secular character in a secular India. That and that only will secure their identity. Everytime there is an unjustified or unprovoked attack on them, they are better off decrying their
attacker as a criminal rather than a Saffronite or a Hindu.


My comments :

We have to accept the fact that Manohar Parrikar and the BJP
have a significant presence in Goan politics ( and will continue
to do so in the foreseeable future )

Also, the possiblity of the BJP coming back to power in Goa
cannot be entirely excluded. In the June 07 assembly elections,
Pale,Dhargal,Ponda,Tivim and Cumbharjua were lost to the NCP/
Congress combine simply due to MGP splitting votes. With a BJP/
MGP coalition , these seats would have gone the other way with
3000-4000 margins in some constituencies.

Of a total 711072 valid votes polled, the Congress + NCP total
was approximately 2,65000.
BJP polled 2,15000 and the MGP 60000 ( making a sum total of
2,75000 )

The vast majority of the BJP and MGP voters are not communal.
The vast majority of the BJP and MGP voters are vocal in their
condemnation of the inquisition VCD , Fontainhas , Bishops palace
fiasco, Curchorem riots etc. etc.

There is a fraction of BJP and MGP voters who are radical in their
views.

Every time words like " rabid dogs " and " pimps " are used in
reference to the BJP a few more join the radicals.
Every time the BJP is described as " Hamas " a few more join
the radicals.
Every time fictitious " atrocities " are blamed on the BJP a few
more join the radicals.
Every time a communal angle is given to an incident without
basis ( like the Feb 19 incident ) a few more join the radicals.
Every time it is stated on a public forum that a whole generation
of Goan Hindu's are being trained and armed to harm minorities,
a few more join the radicals.
Every time biased fact finding missions try to fabricate the
truth and lay the entire blame for a complex problem at the
door of Hindu's , a few more join the radicals.
Every time.......................
radically yours,
anand

( Dr Anand Virgincar )
_________________________________________________________________
Telly addicts unite!
http://www.searchgamesbox.com/tvtown.shtml
anand virgincar
2008-03-05 07:27:44 UTC
Permalink
Bab Roland Francis said recently ( in reference to a recent letter
in the Herald where the Feb 19 attack on Babush was labelled
as a communal act ) :

Until the constitution of India is upheld, Catholic Goans must stop using the communal card. That will only alienate them from the majority. It is time they brought their education to bear and highlight their secular character in a secular India. That and that only will secure their identity. Everytime there is an unjustified or unprovoked attack on them, they are better off decrying their
attacker as a criminal rather than a Saffronite or a Hindu.


My comments :

We have to accept the fact that Manohar Parrikar and the BJP
have a significant presence in Goan politics ( and will continue
to do so in the foreseeable future )

Also, the possiblity of the BJP coming back to power in Goa
cannot be entirely excluded. In the June 07 assembly elections,
Pale,Dhargal,Ponda,Tivim and Cumbharjua were lost to the NCP/
Congress combine simply due to MGP splitting votes. With a BJP/
MGP coalition , these seats would have gone the other way with
3000-4000 margins in some constituencies.

Of a total 711072 valid votes polled, the Congress + NCP total
was approximately 2,65000.
BJP polled 2,15000 and the MGP 60000 ( making a sum total of
2,75000 )

The vast majority of the BJP and MGP voters are not communal.
The vast majority of the BJP and MGP voters are vocal in their
condemnation of the inquisition VCD , Fontainhas , Bishops palace
fiasco, Curchorem riots etc. etc.

There is a fraction of BJP and MGP voters who are radical in their
views.

Every time words like " rabid dogs " and " pimps " are used in
reference to the BJP a few more join the radicals.
Every time the BJP is described as " Hamas " a few more join
the radicals.
Every time fictitious " atrocities " are blamed on the BJP a few
more join the radicals.
Every time a communal angle is given to an incident without
basis ( like the Feb 19 incident ) a few more join the radicals.
Every time it is stated on a public forum that a whole generation
of Goan Hindu's are being trained and armed to harm minorities,
a few more join the radicals.
Every time biased fact finding missions try to fabricate the
truth and lay the entire blame for a complex problem at the
door of Hindu's , a few more join the radicals.
Every time.......................
radically yours,
anand

( Dr Anand Virgincar )
_________________________________________________________________
Telly addicts unite!
http://www.searchgamesbox.com/tvtown.shtml
anand virgincar
2008-03-05 07:27:44 UTC
Permalink
Bab Roland Francis said recently ( in reference to a recent letter
in the Herald where the Feb 19 attack on Babush was labelled
as a communal act ) :

Until the constitution of India is upheld, Catholic Goans must stop using the communal card. That will only alienate them from the majority. It is time they brought their education to bear and highlight their secular character in a secular India. That and that only will secure their identity. Everytime there is an unjustified or unprovoked attack on them, they are better off decrying their
attacker as a criminal rather than a Saffronite or a Hindu.


My comments :

We have to accept the fact that Manohar Parrikar and the BJP
have a significant presence in Goan politics ( and will continue
to do so in the foreseeable future )

Also, the possiblity of the BJP coming back to power in Goa
cannot be entirely excluded. In the June 07 assembly elections,
Pale,Dhargal,Ponda,Tivim and Cumbharjua were lost to the NCP/
Congress combine simply due to MGP splitting votes. With a BJP/
MGP coalition , these seats would have gone the other way with
3000-4000 margins in some constituencies.

Of a total 711072 valid votes polled, the Congress + NCP total
was approximately 2,65000.
BJP polled 2,15000 and the MGP 60000 ( making a sum total of
2,75000 )

The vast majority of the BJP and MGP voters are not communal.
The vast majority of the BJP and MGP voters are vocal in their
condemnation of the inquisition VCD , Fontainhas , Bishops palace
fiasco, Curchorem riots etc. etc.

There is a fraction of BJP and MGP voters who are radical in their
views.

Every time words like " rabid dogs " and " pimps " are used in
reference to the BJP a few more join the radicals.
Every time the BJP is described as " Hamas " a few more join
the radicals.
Every time fictitious " atrocities " are blamed on the BJP a few
more join the radicals.
Every time a communal angle is given to an incident without
basis ( like the Feb 19 incident ) a few more join the radicals.
Every time it is stated on a public forum that a whole generation
of Goan Hindu's are being trained and armed to harm minorities,
a few more join the radicals.
Every time biased fact finding missions try to fabricate the
truth and lay the entire blame for a complex problem at the
door of Hindu's , a few more join the radicals.
Every time.......................
radically yours,
anand

( Dr Anand Virgincar )
_________________________________________________________________
Telly addicts unite!
http://www.searchgamesbox.com/tvtown.shtml
Carvalho
2008-03-06 04:42:41 UTC
Permalink
--- anand virgincar <anandvirgincar at hotmail.com>
Post by anand virgincar
The vast majority of the BJP and MGP voters are
not communal.
The vast majority of the BJP and MGP voters are
vocal in their
condemnation of the inquisition VCD , Fontainhas
, Bishops palace
fiasco, Curchorem riots etc. etc.
RESPONSE:
The proof of the pudding is in the eating they say.
One doesn't have to conduct a national survey to see
whether BJP supporters are communal or not, one only
has to observe the positions taken and propaganda
circulated on Goanet itself by BJP supporters, from
revisionist history to distorted facts.
Post by anand virgincar
Every time words like " rabid dogs " and " pimps
" are used in
reference to the BJP a few more join the
radicals.
Every time the BJP is described as " Hamas " a
few more join
the radicals.
RESPONSE:
Why? Is secularism so thinly spread amongst BJP
supporters that they may be convinced at the mere drop
of a hat to join the radicals. Imagine then the plight
of countless Muslims in India, who for almost three
decades now have borne the brunt of unmitigated
humiliation and torment. I have to wonder which
radical group they should be embracing and whether
they can be held accountable for their actions when
they do?

This is the justification of every radical, that
someone else is ultimately responsible for their
perverted ideology.

selma



____________________________________________________________________________________
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Roland Francis
2008-03-01 14:52:52 UTC
Permalink
The article in the Herald in my view is utter balderdash.

Crime has no religion. A goon is a goon of whatever color and
persuasion he may be. Goons do not answer to any relgion, however
often you might see them in church, in the temple or in a mosque.
(Dawood Ibrahim is reputed to pray the obligatory 5 times a day).
Therefore to call Monserrate a Catholic is an insult to Catholicism.
However, goons are not in the least bit reluctant to use religion for
their own criminal purposes.

Brar a Sikh, is least likely to fall prey to communal tendencies
(especially when Sikhs are not involved) during the course of his
duties and to use communal reasons to direct his police force
accordingly. That is an insult to his brave Sikh heritage that not
only India, but Britain in it's time has made the most use of.

Good (and bad) policemen come from every religion and every state.
When you find a corrupt and communal cop, just like his counterpart
the criminal, it has nothing to do with his religion and everything to
do with his character.

Until the constitution of India is upheld, Catholic Goans must stop
using the communal card. That will only alienate them from the
majority. It is time they brought their education to bear and
highlight their secular character in a secular India. That and that
only will secure their identity. Everytime there is an unjustified or
unprovoked attack on them, they are better off decrying their attacker
as a criminal rather than a Saffronite or a HIndu.

Just my thoughts.

Roland
416-453-3371

On Sat, Mar 1, 2008 at 1:02 AM, anand virgincar
Post by anand virgincar
Dear Goanetters,
We now have a letter to the editor in the Herald ( see last
letter below ) which confidently states that the attack by
the police against Babush was purely related to anti-minority
feelings.
Is there anything for which we cannot find a way to blame
Manohar Parrikar and / or label an incident as a communal
one ?
http://oheraldo.in/pagedetails.asp?nid=319&cid=13
Carvalho
2008-03-06 04:42:41 UTC
Permalink
--- anand virgincar <anandvirgincar at hotmail.com>
Post by anand virgincar
The vast majority of the BJP and MGP voters are
not communal.
The vast majority of the BJP and MGP voters are
vocal in their
condemnation of the inquisition VCD , Fontainhas
, Bishops palace
fiasco, Curchorem riots etc. etc.
RESPONSE:
The proof of the pudding is in the eating they say.
One doesn't have to conduct a national survey to see
whether BJP supporters are communal or not, one only
has to observe the positions taken and propaganda
circulated on Goanet itself by BJP supporters, from
revisionist history to distorted facts.
Post by anand virgincar
Every time words like " rabid dogs " and " pimps
" are used in
reference to the BJP a few more join the
radicals.
Every time the BJP is described as " Hamas " a
few more join
the radicals.
RESPONSE:
Why? Is secularism so thinly spread amongst BJP
supporters that they may be convinced at the mere drop
of a hat to join the radicals. Imagine then the plight
of countless Muslims in India, who for almost three
decades now have borne the brunt of unmitigated
humiliation and torment. I have to wonder which
radical group they should be embracing and whether
they can be held accountable for their actions when
they do?

This is the justification of every radical, that
someone else is ultimately responsible for their
perverted ideology.

selma



____________________________________________________________________________________
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Roland Francis
2008-03-01 14:52:52 UTC
Permalink
The article in the Herald in my view is utter balderdash.

Crime has no religion. A goon is a goon of whatever color and
persuasion he may be. Goons do not answer to any relgion, however
often you might see them in church, in the temple or in a mosque.
(Dawood Ibrahim is reputed to pray the obligatory 5 times a day).
Therefore to call Monserrate a Catholic is an insult to Catholicism.
However, goons are not in the least bit reluctant to use religion for
their own criminal purposes.

Brar a Sikh, is least likely to fall prey to communal tendencies
(especially when Sikhs are not involved) during the course of his
duties and to use communal reasons to direct his police force
accordingly. That is an insult to his brave Sikh heritage that not
only India, but Britain in it's time has made the most use of.

Good (and bad) policemen come from every religion and every state.
When you find a corrupt and communal cop, just like his counterpart
the criminal, it has nothing to do with his religion and everything to
do with his character.

Until the constitution of India is upheld, Catholic Goans must stop
using the communal card. That will only alienate them from the
majority. It is time they brought their education to bear and
highlight their secular character in a secular India. That and that
only will secure their identity. Everytime there is an unjustified or
unprovoked attack on them, they are better off decrying their attacker
as a criminal rather than a Saffronite or a HIndu.

Just my thoughts.

Roland
416-453-3371

On Sat, Mar 1, 2008 at 1:02 AM, anand virgincar
Post by anand virgincar
Dear Goanetters,
We now have a letter to the editor in the Herald ( see last
letter below ) which confidently states that the attack by
the police against Babush was purely related to anti-minority
feelings.
Is there anything for which we cannot find a way to blame
Manohar Parrikar and / or label an incident as a communal
one ?
http://oheraldo.in/pagedetails.asp?nid=319&cid=13
Carvalho
2008-03-06 04:42:41 UTC
Permalink
--- anand virgincar <anandvirgincar at hotmail.com>
Post by anand virgincar
The vast majority of the BJP and MGP voters are
not communal.
The vast majority of the BJP and MGP voters are
vocal in their
condemnation of the inquisition VCD , Fontainhas
, Bishops palace
fiasco, Curchorem riots etc. etc.
RESPONSE:
The proof of the pudding is in the eating they say.
One doesn't have to conduct a national survey to see
whether BJP supporters are communal or not, one only
has to observe the positions taken and propaganda
circulated on Goanet itself by BJP supporters, from
revisionist history to distorted facts.
Post by anand virgincar
Every time words like " rabid dogs " and " pimps
" are used in
reference to the BJP a few more join the
radicals.
Every time the BJP is described as " Hamas " a
few more join
the radicals.
RESPONSE:
Why? Is secularism so thinly spread amongst BJP
supporters that they may be convinced at the mere drop
of a hat to join the radicals. Imagine then the plight
of countless Muslims in India, who for almost three
decades now have borne the brunt of unmitigated
humiliation and torment. I have to wonder which
radical group they should be embracing and whether
they can be held accountable for their actions when
they do?

This is the justification of every radical, that
someone else is ultimately responsible for their
perverted ideology.

selma



____________________________________________________________________________________
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Roland Francis
2008-03-01 14:52:52 UTC
Permalink
The article in the Herald in my view is utter balderdash.

Crime has no religion. A goon is a goon of whatever color and
persuasion he may be. Goons do not answer to any relgion, however
often you might see them in church, in the temple or in a mosque.
(Dawood Ibrahim is reputed to pray the obligatory 5 times a day).
Therefore to call Monserrate a Catholic is an insult to Catholicism.
However, goons are not in the least bit reluctant to use religion for
their own criminal purposes.

Brar a Sikh, is least likely to fall prey to communal tendencies
(especially when Sikhs are not involved) during the course of his
duties and to use communal reasons to direct his police force
accordingly. That is an insult to his brave Sikh heritage that not
only India, but Britain in it's time has made the most use of.

Good (and bad) policemen come from every religion and every state.
When you find a corrupt and communal cop, just like his counterpart
the criminal, it has nothing to do with his religion and everything to
do with his character.

Until the constitution of India is upheld, Catholic Goans must stop
using the communal card. That will only alienate them from the
majority. It is time they brought their education to bear and
highlight their secular character in a secular India. That and that
only will secure their identity. Everytime there is an unjustified or
unprovoked attack on them, they are better off decrying their attacker
as a criminal rather than a Saffronite or a HIndu.

Just my thoughts.

Roland
416-453-3371

On Sat, Mar 1, 2008 at 1:02 AM, anand virgincar
Post by anand virgincar
Dear Goanetters,
We now have a letter to the editor in the Herald ( see last
letter below ) which confidently states that the attack by
the police against Babush was purely related to anti-minority
feelings.
Is there anything for which we cannot find a way to blame
Manohar Parrikar and / or label an incident as a communal
one ?
http://oheraldo.in/pagedetails.asp?nid=319&cid=13
Carvalho
2008-03-06 04:42:41 UTC
Permalink
--- anand virgincar <anandvirgincar at hotmail.com>
Post by anand virgincar
The vast majority of the BJP and MGP voters are
not communal.
The vast majority of the BJP and MGP voters are
vocal in their
condemnation of the inquisition VCD , Fontainhas
, Bishops palace
fiasco, Curchorem riots etc. etc.
RESPONSE:
The proof of the pudding is in the eating they say.
One doesn't have to conduct a national survey to see
whether BJP supporters are communal or not, one only
has to observe the positions taken and propaganda
circulated on Goanet itself by BJP supporters, from
revisionist history to distorted facts.
Post by anand virgincar
Every time words like " rabid dogs " and " pimps
" are used in
reference to the BJP a few more join the
radicals.
Every time the BJP is described as " Hamas " a
few more join
the radicals.
RESPONSE:
Why? Is secularism so thinly spread amongst BJP
supporters that they may be convinced at the mere drop
of a hat to join the radicals. Imagine then the plight
of countless Muslims in India, who for almost three
decades now have borne the brunt of unmitigated
humiliation and torment. I have to wonder which
radical group they should be embracing and whether
they can be held accountable for their actions when
they do?

This is the justification of every radical, that
someone else is ultimately responsible for their
perverted ideology.

selma



____________________________________________________________________________________
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Roland Francis
2008-03-01 14:52:52 UTC
Permalink
The article in the Herald in my view is utter balderdash.

Crime has no religion. A goon is a goon of whatever color and
persuasion he may be. Goons do not answer to any relgion, however
often you might see them in church, in the temple or in a mosque.
(Dawood Ibrahim is reputed to pray the obligatory 5 times a day).
Therefore to call Monserrate a Catholic is an insult to Catholicism.
However, goons are not in the least bit reluctant to use religion for
their own criminal purposes.

Brar a Sikh, is least likely to fall prey to communal tendencies
(especially when Sikhs are not involved) during the course of his
duties and to use communal reasons to direct his police force
accordingly. That is an insult to his brave Sikh heritage that not
only India, but Britain in it's time has made the most use of.

Good (and bad) policemen come from every religion and every state.
When you find a corrupt and communal cop, just like his counterpart
the criminal, it has nothing to do with his religion and everything to
do with his character.

Until the constitution of India is upheld, Catholic Goans must stop
using the communal card. That will only alienate them from the
majority. It is time they brought their education to bear and
highlight their secular character in a secular India. That and that
only will secure their identity. Everytime there is an unjustified or
unprovoked attack on them, they are better off decrying their attacker
as a criminal rather than a Saffronite or a HIndu.

Just my thoughts.

Roland
416-453-3371

On Sat, Mar 1, 2008 at 1:02 AM, anand virgincar
Post by anand virgincar
Dear Goanetters,
We now have a letter to the editor in the Herald ( see last
letter below ) which confidently states that the attack by
the police against Babush was purely related to anti-minority
feelings.
Is there anything for which we cannot find a way to blame
Manohar Parrikar and / or label an incident as a communal
one ?
http://oheraldo.in/pagedetails.asp?nid=319&cid=13
Carvalho
2008-03-06 04:42:41 UTC
Permalink
--- anand virgincar <anandvirgincar at hotmail.com>
Post by anand virgincar
The vast majority of the BJP and MGP voters are
not communal.
The vast majority of the BJP and MGP voters are
vocal in their
condemnation of the inquisition VCD , Fontainhas
, Bishops palace
fiasco, Curchorem riots etc. etc.
RESPONSE:
The proof of the pudding is in the eating they say.
One doesn't have to conduct a national survey to see
whether BJP supporters are communal or not, one only
has to observe the positions taken and propaganda
circulated on Goanet itself by BJP supporters, from
revisionist history to distorted facts.
Post by anand virgincar
Every time words like " rabid dogs " and " pimps
" are used in
reference to the BJP a few more join the
radicals.
Every time the BJP is described as " Hamas " a
few more join
the radicals.
RESPONSE:
Why? Is secularism so thinly spread amongst BJP
supporters that they may be convinced at the mere drop
of a hat to join the radicals. Imagine then the plight
of countless Muslims in India, who for almost three
decades now have borne the brunt of unmitigated
humiliation and torment. I have to wonder which
radical group they should be embracing and whether
they can be held accountable for their actions when
they do?

This is the justification of every radical, that
someone else is ultimately responsible for their
perverted ideology.

selma



____________________________________________________________________________________
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Roland Francis
2008-03-01 14:52:52 UTC
Permalink
The article in the Herald in my view is utter balderdash.

Crime has no religion. A goon is a goon of whatever color and
persuasion he may be. Goons do not answer to any relgion, however
often you might see them in church, in the temple or in a mosque.
(Dawood Ibrahim is reputed to pray the obligatory 5 times a day).
Therefore to call Monserrate a Catholic is an insult to Catholicism.
However, goons are not in the least bit reluctant to use religion for
their own criminal purposes.

Brar a Sikh, is least likely to fall prey to communal tendencies
(especially when Sikhs are not involved) during the course of his
duties and to use communal reasons to direct his police force
accordingly. That is an insult to his brave Sikh heritage that not
only India, but Britain in it's time has made the most use of.

Good (and bad) policemen come from every religion and every state.
When you find a corrupt and communal cop, just like his counterpart
the criminal, it has nothing to do with his religion and everything to
do with his character.

Until the constitution of India is upheld, Catholic Goans must stop
using the communal card. That will only alienate them from the
majority. It is time they brought their education to bear and
highlight their secular character in a secular India. That and that
only will secure their identity. Everytime there is an unjustified or
unprovoked attack on them, they are better off decrying their attacker
as a criminal rather than a Saffronite or a HIndu.

Just my thoughts.

Roland
416-453-3371

On Sat, Mar 1, 2008 at 1:02 AM, anand virgincar
Post by anand virgincar
Dear Goanetters,
We now have a letter to the editor in the Herald ( see last
letter below ) which confidently states that the attack by
the police against Babush was purely related to anti-minority
feelings.
Is there anything for which we cannot find a way to blame
Manohar Parrikar and / or label an incident as a communal
one ?
http://oheraldo.in/pagedetails.asp?nid=319&cid=13
Carvalho
2008-03-06 04:42:41 UTC
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--- anand virgincar <anandvirgincar at hotmail.com>
Post by anand virgincar
The vast majority of the BJP and MGP voters are
not communal.
The vast majority of the BJP and MGP voters are
vocal in their
condemnation of the inquisition VCD , Fontainhas
, Bishops palace
fiasco, Curchorem riots etc. etc.
RESPONSE:
The proof of the pudding is in the eating they say.
One doesn't have to conduct a national survey to see
whether BJP supporters are communal or not, one only
has to observe the positions taken and propaganda
circulated on Goanet itself by BJP supporters, from
revisionist history to distorted facts.
Post by anand virgincar
Every time words like " rabid dogs " and " pimps
" are used in
reference to the BJP a few more join the
radicals.
Every time the BJP is described as " Hamas " a
few more join
the radicals.
RESPONSE:
Why? Is secularism so thinly spread amongst BJP
supporters that they may be convinced at the mere drop
of a hat to join the radicals. Imagine then the plight
of countless Muslims in India, who for almost three
decades now have borne the brunt of unmitigated
humiliation and torment. I have to wonder which
radical group they should be embracing and whether
they can be held accountable for their actions when
they do?

This is the justification of every radical, that
someone else is ultimately responsible for their
perverted ideology.

selma



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Roland Francis
2008-03-01 14:52:52 UTC
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The article in the Herald in my view is utter balderdash.

Crime has no religion. A goon is a goon of whatever color and
persuasion he may be. Goons do not answer to any relgion, however
often you might see them in church, in the temple or in a mosque.
(Dawood Ibrahim is reputed to pray the obligatory 5 times a day).
Therefore to call Monserrate a Catholic is an insult to Catholicism.
However, goons are not in the least bit reluctant to use religion for
their own criminal purposes.

Brar a Sikh, is least likely to fall prey to communal tendencies
(especially when Sikhs are not involved) during the course of his
duties and to use communal reasons to direct his police force
accordingly. That is an insult to his brave Sikh heritage that not
only India, but Britain in it's time has made the most use of.

Good (and bad) policemen come from every religion and every state.
When you find a corrupt and communal cop, just like his counterpart
the criminal, it has nothing to do with his religion and everything to
do with his character.

Until the constitution of India is upheld, Catholic Goans must stop
using the communal card. That will only alienate them from the
majority. It is time they brought their education to bear and
highlight their secular character in a secular India. That and that
only will secure their identity. Everytime there is an unjustified or
unprovoked attack on them, they are better off decrying their attacker
as a criminal rather than a Saffronite or a HIndu.

Just my thoughts.

Roland
416-453-3371

On Sat, Mar 1, 2008 at 1:02 AM, anand virgincar
Post by anand virgincar
Dear Goanetters,
We now have a letter to the editor in the Herald ( see last
letter below ) which confidently states that the attack by
the police against Babush was purely related to anti-minority
feelings.
Is there anything for which we cannot find a way to blame
Manohar Parrikar and / or label an incident as a communal
one ?
http://oheraldo.in/pagedetails.asp?nid=319&cid=13
Carvalho
2008-03-06 04:42:41 UTC
Permalink
--- anand virgincar <anandvirgincar at hotmail.com>
Post by anand virgincar
The vast majority of the BJP and MGP voters are
not communal.
The vast majority of the BJP and MGP voters are
vocal in their
condemnation of the inquisition VCD , Fontainhas
, Bishops palace
fiasco, Curchorem riots etc. etc.
RESPONSE:
The proof of the pudding is in the eating they say.
One doesn't have to conduct a national survey to see
whether BJP supporters are communal or not, one only
has to observe the positions taken and propaganda
circulated on Goanet itself by BJP supporters, from
revisionist history to distorted facts.
Post by anand virgincar
Every time words like " rabid dogs " and " pimps
" are used in
reference to the BJP a few more join the
radicals.
Every time the BJP is described as " Hamas " a
few more join
the radicals.
RESPONSE:
Why? Is secularism so thinly spread amongst BJP
supporters that they may be convinced at the mere drop
of a hat to join the radicals. Imagine then the plight
of countless Muslims in India, who for almost three
decades now have borne the brunt of unmitigated
humiliation and torment. I have to wonder which
radical group they should be embracing and whether
they can be held accountable for their actions when
they do?

This is the justification of every radical, that
someone else is ultimately responsible for their
perverted ideology.

selma



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