What not to bring when visiting Nepal

When I arrived in Nepal for my present assignment in October 2009, I carried several thousand rupees in 500 and 1000 denominations. Since I was travelling to the country after a nine year gap, I was completely unaware that Indian notes of those denominations have been banned and are illegal in the Himalayan nation.

It took some effort to find a Marwari businessman who agreed to change them to Nepali currency. Indian currency of lesser denominations is still accepted in Nepal, but the Reserve Bank of India is unlikely to lift the ban on high denomination Indian currency anytime soon.

Citing continued threat posed to the Indian economy, RBI Governor Dr D Subbarao told a group of visiting Nepali journalists in Mumbai last week that there is no reason to reverse the ban.

Nepal is one of the main routes through which Pakistan ‘exports’ fake Indian currency notes (FICN) especially those of higher denomination into India using the 1800-km-long open border between both nations. It is estimated nearly Rs 100 crore counterfeit Indian notes enter India via Nepal every month.

Pakistani nationals carrying FICN are arrested in Kathmandu with disturbing frequency. In a recent meeting with Nepal Rashtra Bank officials, RBI authorities discussed the need put in place joint measures to tackle the malaise. But there has been no change on the ground.

As per official estimates FICN worth US $ 2.2 billion were in circulation in India till last year. According to a recent article on South Asian Terrorism Portal (SATP), Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence is responsible for pumping FICN into India to serve the dual purpose of destabilizing the economy and also to fund terror.

The International Narcotics Control Strategy Report 2011 of the US State Department mentions about the problem of FICN and how these notes originating mostly from Pakistan are used to fund criminal networks and terrorists in India.

The SATP article mentions of a Central Bureau of Investigation report to the Indian finance ministry where it reiterated how Pakistan government’s printing presses in Quetta, Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar were being used to print FICN using sophisticated methods.

Nepal has been an important link in the FICN ‘business’ for some years now. In 2000, a month after the IC814 hijacking, a Pakistani embassy official in Kathmandu was thrown out of the country after he was caught transacting FICN. These days Pakistanis travelling to Nepal by air are used to transport the contraband.

According to intelligence inputs, once the FICN enters Nepal, Nepali agents with help of ISI officers posted in the Pakistan embassy transport it to the Indo-Nepal border where thousands of commoners (mostly women) acting as couriers are paid a small commission to take the counterfeit notes to India and hand them over to agents on the other side.

Lax security on both sides of the border and corrupt officials ensures that the transactions go without a glitch almost always.

The same method is used to transfer small arms across both sides.

In January last year, Yunus Ansari, a Nepali politician, his associate and two Pakistani nationals were arrested in Kathmandu and fake Indian currency worth Rs 25.4 lakh recovered from them. Chairman of Rastriya Janata Dal and son of a former minister, Ansari is believed to be the biggest conduit of FICN from Nepal.

Ansari who is reportedly Dawood Ibrahim’s aide survived a murder attempt when an Indian hitman shot at him in March this year inside the Kathmandu prison where he is presently lodged. The arrest and subsequent attack has however had no impact on shipment of FICN from Nepal to India.

The malaise of FICN will remain and continue to threaten India unless stringent measures are employed. During his Nepal visit in April, External Affairs Minister SM Krishna raised India’s concern at growing FICN smuggling through the country.

But the unstable political scenario and deteriorating law and order in Nepal ensure that the issue of FICN doesn’t get the attention it should.

In the meantime, if you plan to visit Nepal this summer, just remember not to include 500 and 1000 rupee notes in your packing list.

Comments

36 Responses to “What not to bring when visiting Nepal”
  1. Anonymous says:

    Typical socialist mumbo jumbo. It just takes some knowledge of economics to see this is a good thing. First some history. The only reason that has held India back is the age old suspicion of the private sector. It started with license raj. No points for guessing the people I blame for this. Look at the US. Walmart, Target et al have only pushed prices down. This has definitely helped the consumer. More money in the consumer’s pocket means the money can be used elsewhere for more productive purposes. The sorry state of India’s affairs is because of obstructions everywhere, from FDI, to education, to energy etc. Big government still wants to control everything. A Government by definition is big and bloated, and thus cannot be efficient. Capital should flow to wherever it is used most productively. It means more employment in these market chains, and means unemployment for the mom and pop stores. I’m sorry, but I don’t see how uncompetitive people losing jobs is such a bad thing. Unproductive farmers also in the long run need to look at engaging in more productive economic activities. If I use your logic, invention of cars was a bad thing, cause it put so many horse buggy drivers out of work. See where I’m going with this?

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  2. Shakil Ahmad says:

    These writers are real friends and chamchas of Rich companies. They do not want poor Indian farmers to prosper. If this writer arguments is correct then all the farmers in America and Europe must be the poorest of all. Because there, veggies are sold in super marts owned by retail chains and not from the basket over head or a thela. If the retail sector comes to India in an organized way, farmers will be able to get sell their products at one point and get their cash. There time will be saved which they can spend on forms cultivate even more. Their products will not be spoiled and rot if they are not able to sell. Quality of product will improve due to competition. I see that it as another step getting closer to developed economy.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Excellent reply Shakil.

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    Paul Reply:

    I live in the US and have seen how large companies such as Walmart have taken over the mom & pop stores across the country in the last 20 – 25 years. Every small town and large city in US has lost these small stores which were means of living for many in US. The income earned by these businesses was ploughed back into the local economy unlike these large corporations which fill the pockets of few. Indians will regret a great deal in coming years and will see the same kind of movements as the occupy wall street that is going on now in US. This will be a big inflection point in the economic history of the country.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Whatever paul…i too stay in usa for last 12 years and u are absolutely wrong. The single biggest reason for low food inflation in usa is Walmart’s every day low prices and highly efficient technology and logistics efficiency and smaller mom and pop thrives here too. There will be always be small nbr of haters of a company due to their vested interests…you cannot change their mindset. India needs to remove the 5 to 10 touch points between Farmers and consumers. The baniyawalas and trade mafiya unions have been making lot of profit by not paying the farmers and then making consumers asking high price to customers with low quality stuff this has been going on for last 60 years…. In case you do not know 40 to 50 % of india’s vegetables and fruits are damaged before reaching customers. I accolade this FDI opening rule change…this is the best change indian farmers and customers will have…competition is always a good thing. Do not make it far fetched by connecting walstreet demos to these…. You are correct this will be a big inflection point for india…but for good though…

    Paul Reply:

    ratz,

    You argue that small farmers will benefit from large corporations. Could you tell me how many small farmers or for that matter family farms exist or are profitable in US? The biggest players in Agriculture market continue to be other corporate farms who have been taking over family farms. I live in an Agricultural state and have seen this first hand. The Agriculture subsidies is a s/ham and finally Americans are waking up to the reality.
    I am no socialist but at the same time want a captalist system that that is fair and open.

    Anonymous Reply:

    paul,
    You are mixing Apples and Oranges. The FDI opening rule is for FDI in retail frontend and not for taking farm land from farmers !! In USA for generations it has been big land owned family farmers. I believe this fdi opening is fair and open and will benefit both in the increase of jobs for workforce in future and also improve our supplychain logistics.

  3. subu says:

    After a long time Govt. has taken a good and bold step in right direction. Consumers will get good deal,value for money, good quality,no cheating in weight/prices and chise to select best item. Farmers will benefit. ITC Chaupal is the best example. only looser will be middleman and dishonest kinari shop owner. Shopping is going to be big pleasure .

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  4. Log says:

    another flaw in this article is quote from the article above

    “Big companies entering the FDI business will not help the consumers as prices will remain high as companies will control the retail price”

    All these low level writers must understand that people are not fools and people who implemented these policies are not fools either.

    Simple logic is Big retail chains lead to more competition, more quality and above all less price.

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  5. Mitra says:

    This is a rather weak analysis. Farmers will gain – whether big or small. India is full of marginal farmers eking out a very meagre living based on landholdings of one or two acres. They are much better of leasing out their land to big farmers and doing something else. It is only unproductive government regulations that prevents such consolidation from happenning. And if farmers form a cooperative, there is no reason why a big retailer can’t have a contract with them. It is no surprise that states with strong farm lobbies like Maharashtra, Haryana, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh (the apple orchards!) are in support of this move.

    The worry about cartelization is even more baseless. How can there be cartelization given there are millions of small shops willing to offer a lower price?! In fact, the big retailers gain over mom-and-pop stores only BECAUSE they offer the consumer a lower price with equivalent (or frequently) higher quality. Some mom-and-pop stores can be hurt- that worry is not unfounded. But in every country in the world small retailers co-exist with big ones. In any case, both farmers and consumers should benefit and so much farm produce will not be wasted in a poor country.

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  6. vineet says:

    complete and total Bull S–t

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  7. Abhijet Sen says:

    As such I do not see any benefit or ill effects for farmers. The bad effects will be on middle men and all the kiryana shops. Walmart and Tesco traditionally kill (I mean to say reduce the dependence) all middle men and actually passes on part of that saved money from middle men to end customers. So good for customers. Coming to limited number of Kiryana shops, which will get closed, there will a lot more jobs created in such stores. So net effect of reducing jobs does not hold true. However, problem of inadequate supplies will still remain there and these stores will not at all help in this context. Moreover, these stores are not going to provide any cold storage/food processing facility, which is open for all. So lots of food wastage problem prevalent in India will still remain. Government is living in utopia and showing all the carrots but they are hiding the stick, which will product very bad effects.

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  8. Sughoshbansal says:

    What is the existing supply chain mechanism? Farmer to Aarthi (Commission Agent) to Mandi to wholesaler to retailer to consumer. If we eliminate the intermediate three – Aarthi, Mandi, the Wholesaler, and even then claim that the end price to the consumer shall remain the same is and outrageous inference. Another main element of supply chain mechanism is the logistics. By conservative estimates, perishable goods worth about Rs. 50,000 Crores is wasted every year, year after year due to inefficient logistics. If half of this money is saved, and then claim that the retail prices shall not be reduced is again outrageous. In all possibility, the beneficiary would be the farmers (the writer himself agrees) and the consumers and the country (in the form of reduced wastage). Out of the affected people – the Aarthi, the Mandi and the wholesalers are already moneyed people who shall always be able to find another vocation to cheat consumers and amass money through other avenues. Yes to some extent the retailers shall be affected but surely they will not extinct. Now the country has to weigh its options – either to appease the moneyed vote bank who is contributing huge money to the political parties or to appease the masses – the farmers and the consumers. Choice is with the decision makers.

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    hh Reply:

    if u eliminate the intermediate 3+ retailer, u are talkin about complete collapse of economy of atleast 30% population, plus the economy of population{doctors, small hospitals, nursing homes, CAs, lawyers, almost all other smaller professional services, esp in smaller cities} which is dependent on this very 30% population….

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    Anonymous Reply:

    guys this is a post by somebody from australia from another news blog

    prakash234 (Sydney Australia
    13 mins ago (09:06 AM)
    You are a fool if you believe that opening up the Indian retail sector will create 10 million jobs. The multinational retailers may employ these many people but it will render many times more unemployed. The biggest losers will be small business owners and ever bigger losers will be the growers and small manufactures. These giant multinational retailers will squeeze the local growers and have no interest in dealing with small to medium manufactures who cannot supply them at the scale and prices these multinationals will get from China. This will render tens of million of small manufacturers out of business while further blowing out India’s already precarious current account deficit. It is true that these multinationals will employ many people but these shop assistants and cashiers are the lowest paid workers how have no further career prospects. A many large business moguls had started their career from a corner shops. Shop assistants and cashiers will not get any opportunity to become the future entrepreneurs. It is pity that the Indian Government did not have the courage to stand up against the tirade of these multinationals. The whole country will pay the price for this timidity for generations to come.

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  9. Capt.A.S.Sehmi says:

    Am Admi shall get jobs & multiple experience in technology & up gradation of logistics besides SCM for younger generation with world class operations. Big corporations will train their workforce who will train & carry expertise to other organizations setting in motion a new & latest process of operations in Indian Market with new learning & exposure to Electronic Commerce unheard of in India saving money in operations, better service to customers & consumers with development of technology extending to farmers & small scale operates with speedy & additional funding at cheap rates with more favorable terms of contracts for long term supplies. It is an enormous progress & job creation tools with automatic tool of disseminations of superior skills & knowledge upgrading Indian market & traders over the other industrial rivals in Asia.

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  10. Manoj says:

    guys this is a post by somebody from australia from another news blog

    prakash234 (Sydney Australia
    13 mins ago (09:06 AM)
    You are a fool if you believe that opening up the Indian retail sector will create 10 million jobs. The multinational retailers may employ these many people but it will render many times more unemployed. The biggest losers will be small business owners and ever bigger losers will be the growers and small manufactures. These giant multinational retailers will squeeze the local growers and have no interest in dealing with small to medium manufactures who cannot supply them at the scale and prices these multinationals will get from China. This will render tens of million of small manufacturers out of business while further blowing out India’s already precarious current account deficit. It is true that these multinationals will employ many people but these shop assistants and cashiers are the lowest paid workers how have no further career prospects. A many large business moguls had started their career from a corner shops. Shop assistants and cashiers will not get any opportunity to become the future entrepreneurs. It is pity that the Indian Government did not have the courage to stand up against the tirade of these multinationals. The whole country will pay the price for this timidity for generations to come.

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  11. At a macro level view, wouldn’t this create more demand? As prices will be competitive and goods will be easier to obtain for the consumer.

    More demand would lead to more consumption. More money flowing back to the retailer and supplier. While I understand some of that will be kept by the retainer, lots of it would go back to the supplier as well, right? Isn’t it better to have that, than to sit back and say no we cant do it because the farmer will lose? I think that’s quite pointless.

    Using that logic, we should close down large malls, multiplexes etc. Pointless again.

    This is just my opinion.

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  12. Anish says:

    Not sure how this gentleman even allowed to write misleading blog.. Its common sense that this will bring huge investments for creating supply chain, cold storage which will create huge jobs.. Kirana stores are cheat.. they sell inferior good at high price .. with no return policy. If you want to return something .. you are doomed … do you suggest , India should shop all over life in such a manner.. ?? When global retailers come.. competition will increase and consumer and suplier 9 farmer) will be benefitted.. If you are crying for those corrupt middleman than its fine .. they just contorl the supply and artifically increase the price … please do some research and then write… when computers came to india .. these kind of people said it will increase unemployment.. now India as over 25 M in computer related industry .. This is good chance to get rid of this corrupt trader lobbies.. I am coming from farmer background .. and traders will simply refuse to take your stuff if you ask good price … in the end you do not have choice to sell at reduce price as it will rot..

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Eventually this will turn into a farmers vs corporations battle with the govt. on the side of the corporations. This battle is in a advanced stage in America, with the corporations close to winning. See this:
    http://www.healingtalks.com/health/decades-of-suppressing-and-now-criminalizing-of-raw-milk-sales/

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  13. Anonymous says:

    These were the same concepts backward thinking folks always had , when computer technology & communication techology was freed and opened up in india 20 years back – their theory was india will lose lakhs of jobs…what would’ve happened to our youth of india today if then we had listened to them. Let the customer decide what they want and let india have investment in logistics and supply chain and customer front infrastructure…it will be best boon india could have when we look back 10 years from now in both manpower work force it will create and also the modern techology it will bring from Farm to the customer !!! The naysayers will always be naysayers….who have their own vested interests to keep the same old hoaders and middle man traders who are pinching money from both farmers and the customers

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    Rohan Abraham Reply:

    Well said!

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  14. Ram Singapore says:

    Bhaiya you are right Congress party and NCP honcho Sharad Pawar are behind this game. All this policy has done has confirmed they have done backroom deal with BIG FDI retailers and Indian corporate and mid term elections are around the corner. Congress LADLA Rahul GANDHY and Ms,Sonia are making HAY while Govt is stil in their hands KAL KA KAUN JANTA HAI!

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  15. Alexmon says:

    i feel i will be benfitted by the move to allow foreign direct investment since i will be able to get quality products at a cheaper price. iam sure that farmers will get better price for the products. also wastage of food grains will be considerably reduced

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Eventually this will turn into a farmers vs corporations battle with the govt. on the side of the corporations. This battle is in a advanced stage in America, with the corporations close to winning. See this:
    http://www.healingtalks.com/health/decades-of-suppressing-and-now-criminalizing-of-raw-milk-sales/

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  16. Alexmon says:

    sir,

    the middle man and the small time traders are also not into the bussiness of helping the so called aam admi

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  17. Rohit Sharma says:

    There seems to be another way of stalling parliament for the Bharat Jalao Party! And another criminal waste of money for another day, after the whole of last week was wasted! and that means Rs 8 crores of the nation was lost due to ruckus by BJP in parliament. There are 54 bills pending to be passed in parliament!! and there are only 17 days remaining!! but BJP has not allowed parliament to function, because they are true to their aim of being a political party in India- that is, to not allow progress in this country!! They are basically a destructive force like the Al Qaida! Firstly, there is already multi brand retail in India, for the last 10 years!! And this has not threatened the indian retailers. In fact, it has only thrived because of the increased number of products available. People didnt stop going to the kirana store, just because there is a mall around corner. The whole idea of a bogey of multi brand retail smacks of the same kind stupid swadeshi talk, that was present when MNCs were allowed for the first time in India after the 1991 reforms started by Manmohan Singh, as finance minister then! India completely changed and started growing leaps and bounds after those reforms. And made India the third biggest economy in the world and currently proceeding towards being the second biggest economy by 2050! Not surprisingly, that Swadeshi movement against economic reforms after 1991, was led by the BJP with their sick minded extremist cronies RSS, VHP, Bajrang Dal and Shiv Sena!! And when the positive effects of those reforms started showing effect. The BJP that came to power in 1999, not only speeded up those reforms, but started a ministry called disinvestment to dismantle sick public sector units!! led by Arun shourie!! And funnily enough, even the multi brand retail opening up for foreign players, as a policy decision, was initiated by the NDA govt back in 2001!! So the whole opposition to this policy by the BJP is just plain HILARIOUS! The ways and lengths to which the BJP will go to stop progress of this country, just to score a political point over the Congress and try to show them in poor light, at the cost of national interest in unbelievable!! The media which usually has sh i t loads of coverage about rhetoric and provocative material, should now start acting a responsible corporate citizen! It needs to grill the opposition members who are not allowing parliament to function, and not allowing 54 bills to be passed!! and effectively stalling the progress of this country!! The policy paralysis and the onus of resurrecting it, should now clearly put in the opposition’s court!! THIS STALLING OF PARLIAMENT PROCESS CANNOT ALLOWED TO BE CONTINUED! Its a freaking shame!!!

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  18. Anonymous says:

    The logic applies to Congless too, my bengali friend. Congress is the original Baniya party, and they also get hafta from shopkeepers, more so than any other party. So your informed analysis, is really, just a pile of dung.

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  19. Anonymous says:

    Eventually this will turn into a farmers vs corporations battle with the govt. on the side of the corporations. This battle is in a advanced stage in America, with the corporations close to winning. See this:

    http://www.healingtalks.com/health/decades-of-suppressing-and-now-criminalizing-of-raw-milk-sales/

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  20. Anonymous says:

    YOU GUYS SHOULD ABSOLUTELY CHECK WHAT HAPPENED TO THE FARMERS IN THE US.

    Farmers in the usa are now practically slaves to Walmart and Target.

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  21. Guest says:

    If we are serious about getting the market controlling the prices, then let it be a free market with competitive pricing, who can reduce more middle man that the others.
    Reliance or Walmart or Metro everybody an Corporation they look after their own profits , how come reliance be good and the others are bad. Also the cold storage infrastructure are not developed in india yet.
    US unemployment is because of housing market where they had too much supply of houses between 2003 -2007 and not because of Walmart or Target.
    To tell a benifit of this big retaliers the price of a loaf (pack) of bread 7 years back was 79Cents and now also you will find bread for 79Cents. Can we say about the price of our staple food Rice?
    Self employed will still have their space.This benifit will be consumers who will have more choices and competitive pricing and fruits or vegetables which will otherwise gets rotten will be preserved

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  22. Anonymous says:

    Check this out why indian states need to participate in Retail modernization otherwise only those states people will be doomed when they look back at other states which welcomed this….
    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/news-by-industry/services/retailing/fdi-in-retail-to-immensely-benefit-states-like-up-says-cii/articleshow/10894881.cms

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    Anonymous Reply:

    1. CII is a lobbying body. Their statements are self serving. They don’t give a sh*t about the small retailers in India.

    2. All this is happening just to allow walmart a foothold in India.

    3. Small retailers and farmers are not equipped to handle competition from companies like walmart.

    4. Efficiency won’t increase magically by just hand waving. There’s nothing walmart can do that we can’t do ourselves.

    5. When Walmart begins to have lot of stores and thus more clout in India, they will become a MONOPOLY. Then they will start to pay farmers LESS. This is what happened in USA. It will happen here.

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  23. Anonymous says:

    I don’t think any country’s model is good or bad. I do know that the free market should set prices. Capital should flow to wherever it is used most efficiently. If this means individual retailers will lose jobs, or small farmers will suffer, then that is what it will be. I’m sorry, but people should acquire new skills and make themselves more competitive. I’m not sure where you are going with the US pressuring anyone. The US has been a market to all countries and has allowed all producers to sell their products. In return, what have the other countries given? A whole boat load of protectionism. If now the US asks a country to open a market in return, what is the issue? If this whole process exposes India’s sub par productivity and underemployment, so be it. It cannot be sustained forever.

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  24. Anonymous says:

    So farmers did get a higher price? Sounds like farmers did get benefits. It takes time for things to trickle down. Once 3-4 big players become dominant, it will put downward pressure on prices. On the specific question of apples, more data is needed to determine causality. There may be other factors in play. But, one the whole, small farmers and small retailers are inefficient users of resources and are a cost to the economy. I get the moral argument. But, inefficient resources should find a way to get new skills, or be simply left behind. Yes – the world is cruel, I get it.

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  25. Ali Hyder Tabatabai says:

    I have combined the two write ups. This is a story that must be probed. DAN BROWN is writing a book on the BLUFF OF KARBALA. A war that never took place between 72 versus 26 lakhs or 72 v/s. 30,000-. Hz. Husain Ibn Ali, Governor of Kufa, was killed by a Zoroastrian (who had converted to Islam after the conquest of Iran), and a Shia-t-e-Ali in the Governor’s Palace. TABARI wrote the fictional novel “Qatl-e-Husayn” in 300 AD (240 yrs after Hz. Husayn’s murder). Tabari based his fictional work on quotes from Al Mikhnaf, a confirmed liar and a vaudeville artiste., a daastangohe., who expired 60 years before Tabari’s birth. Let us presume Tabari wrote the fictional work “Qatl-e-Husain” at age 30., it means that Abu Mikhnaf had died 90 years back.

    Muslims were united as a rock 200 years after the passing away of Prophet Muhammad.

    It is after 3 centuries – that Mazen Del Velmi – the Jew – started Maatam.

    It is from Tabari’s commentary that Salman Rushdie got his idea to write the “Satanic Verses”., because Tabari says., that while the Surah-e-Najam was being conveyed to the Prophet by Angel Gabriel., he felt some interference from Shaitaan !

    Please note what Ibn Khaldoun had said about the murder of Hz. Husain @ the Governor House in Kufah ! “Husayn ibn Ali was murdered by his grandfather’s [Prophet's] sword”. Was he murdered by some of his own groups ? was he murdered by some staff member of the Governor house ? Who was JOSHAN ?

    Selling Vinegar bottled as “Honey”.
    - Ali Haider Nazm Tabatabai, Hyderabad Deccan.

    Shia-ism is a revenge of the Iranians against Muslims for conquering Iran. Period.
    “Truth has arrived and falsehood vanished” – (Holy Quran)
    Fiction sold as truth or in other words Lies concocted :
    1. Hz. Omar taking fire to the home of Hz. Fatima, leading to her assault and abortion. It is a lie. Hz. Ali lived for 24 yrs under the caliphate of Hz. Abubakr, Omar and Othman and he did NOT take the revenge ? He tolerated his wife’s insult and assault ? Amazing from the Lion of God !
    2. Bagh-e-Fidak : Another lie. Hz. Fatima was not cheap enough to fight for a piece of land.
    3. Karbala : Fictional Novel written 3 centuries after the murder of Hz. Husain Ibn Ali. Novelist : Tabari Ibn Hormuz (Zoroastrian).
    4. Hz. Omar murdered by Abu Lulu, a Zoroastrian posing as Muslim (murder mastermind : Abdullah Ibn Saba, the Jew; with support of Iranian/Jew sleeper cells in Madina).
    4. Hz. Othman murdered by Abdullah ibn Saba and his son (they subsequently fled to Yemen).
    5. Hz. Ali served as Governor of Kufah, happily. After the murder of Hz. Othman by Saba`yees., he shifted the capital to Kufah (where he was already settled).
    6. There was no Jang-e-Jamal. The war between Hz. Ali and Hz. Aisha is a bluff and fiction.
    7. There was no Jang-e-Siffeen. The war between Hz. Ali and Hz. Muawiyya is a bluff and fiction.
    8. Hz. Ali was murdered by Ibn Muljam (a Zoroastrian) Mastermind : Zoroastrians and Jews of Iran.
    9. Hz. Hasan Ibn Ali served as Governor Kufah after Hz. Ali’s assasination. He left on health grounds (died of Tuberculosis) and settled in Madinah where he died a natural death. The story of poisoning by wife is another fake.
    10. Hz. Husain Ibn Ali was murdered in the Governor House at Kufah by Joshan Ibn Hormuzan, a Zoroastrian. (Mastermind : the same group of Elitist Zoroastrians, Jews and Sabayeen).
    11. Subsequently, the Zoroastrian Elite and Jews took revenge by inviting Mongols / Halaku Khan to invade Baghdad and destroy Baghdad.
    12. The first casualty was Literature. All literature was burnt. (Abu Muslim Khorasani/Jafar Barmaki & Co. got active; role played by Nasiruddin Tusi, Astronomer)
    13. New literature (Fiction) was produced and propogated. It is this literature that has reached down to us.
    14. Tabari, a zoroastrian wrote the Karbala Novel (purely fiction). It is based on quoting Al Mikhnaf, a liar (and a stage artiste – a Daastaangoh ) who died 60 years before Tabari was born. In other words if Tabari wrote the Karbala Fiction Novel at age 30, that means Al Mikhnaf (his source) had died 90 years ago !!
    SO, Shia-ism may be a religion (a mixture of Zoroastrianism, Christianity and Judaism with Arabic terms/names) by itself, but it is NOT Islam. It has got nothing to do with Islam. Shia-ism is a revenge against Islam. It is getting into Islam, taking Arabic names., and destroying Islam from “within”. Sabayeen succeeded in this endeavour.
    Vinegar is being marketed as Honey. This is now exposed. Those who find the above wrong, may kindly devote time and research for themselves. They will reach the truth if they persevere.
    THE TRUTH
    GHADIR KHUM : Prophet had deputed Hz. Ali as his REPRESENTATIVE for purposes of TAX COLLECTION (Revenue). People of that area had not paid their taxes regularly. SO it was in THAT CONTEXT that he said, “Why did you not pay the taxes when Ali asked you for it (collection). I had sent Ali to do the job”. So that is the context. The trick is to make GHADIR KHUM the Last Speech (thereby diluting the Last Sermon delivered in Arafat). Ghadir Khum speech was fictionalised so as to compete with the Last Sermon at Arafat (that was made second last thru the trick, i.e.). Ghadir Khum is a bluff. It was uttered in that context. Prophet never gave an inclination that Hz. Ali was to be his successor. NEVER.
    2. People forget that Hazrat Ali had 2 sons named : Usman Ibn Ali Ibn Abi Talib, and Abubakr Ibn Ali Ibn Abi Talib
    !
    Haqeeqat-e-Waqeya-e-Karbala – REAL STORY OF KARBALA
    With due respect to all Muslims let us stick to truth.
    Why ten days of mourning Muharram? It is well known fact that Shias started this custom of mourning Al-Husayn (maatam Husayn). Shia historian Justice Amir Ali (‘Mohammedan Law’ says, “founder and starter of Maatam-e- Husayn was Mazzal Dal Velmi a Shia in 352 A.H. (300 years after the incident)”. MAZZAL fixed 10 days of Muharram as permanent days for remembrance of the tragedy of Karbala. Shias today commemorate these 10 days of Muharram. Iraqi SABAAI narrators fabricated imaginary stories of cruel acts of horrific nature, like refusal of water and forced combats, which are not reliable and worthy of trust.
    This is fiction. Pure lies akin to truth. In particular details about the date and days. The caravan of Husayn made a very long journey over a difficult route in difficult circumstances, could never have made it in a matter of 20-22 days time and reach its destination (Mecca – Karbala). Fabricators of the story of his arrival on the 2nd of Muharram of 61 A.H. did this on purpose to fabricate fiction for 10 days, which flourish with cruelty, refusal of water, battles and forced combats. The average speed of a laden camel, which is moving in the line of a caravan under normal circumstances, is two and a half miles per hour. Now to cover a distance of about 950 miles (Mecca to Karbala) at the speed of two and a half miles per hour and daily traveling for twelve hours on average would take at least 30-31 days. Departure of Al-Husayn from Mecca was on the 10th of Dhul-Hajj 60 A.H. (Ibn-Kathir) wrote: Husayn with his family members and 60 Kufic companions departed from Mecca for Kufa and the date of his departure was 10th of Dhul-Hajj.´Therefore, it was impossible for him to arrive at Karbala on 2nd of Muharram. According to truthful narrators Husayn reached Karbala on 10th of Muharram 61 A.H., which is acceptable. Thus it is obvious that purpose of fabricated narrations was to enable the narrators to present happenings in the colors and in accordance with their fiction. Nothing has aspired in these ten days, all these incidents are just imaginary stories and lies, then why do we keep Majlis´ in these 10 days of Muharram?
    THE REAL STORY OF KARBALA : Husayn revolted against Yazid bin Muawiya and Kufis instigated him by supporting his idea. When Husain realized on his way near Kufa, that Kufis betrayed his cousin Muslim bin Aqil, he diverted the caravan towards Syria. On his way at Karbala, the Amir’s army halted him. Husain agreed to pledge to Yazid bin Muawiya.
    60 Kufis who had accompanied Husayn saw their fate at stake, now that Husayn had changed. When Army approached them for their weapons, THESE Kufis attacked, and during this attack, Al-Husayn was killed (martyred).
    This incident took place at Karbala when the caravan arrived on 10th Muharram and the fight was over in less than an hour. The claim of the Shias that Husayn was beheaded is a bluff. Husayn was buried with due honours and great respect and the Namaaz-e-Janaza was led by his son Ali bin Al-Husayn (Zeinul Abideen). So every thing was over in less that an hour ! Ibn Khaldoun has famously written : “Hussain was killed by the sword of his grandfather” (Prophet Muhammad!). What happened inside the Tent (Khayma) needs very deep research., esp. when the Zoroastrians destroyed all material along with the Tartars (Halaku and Changez). If Husain Ibn Ali was killed inside the tent.. some say after he agreed to give Bayah to Yazeed.. by the family of Muslim Bin Aqeel..).. A more reliable source says Husain, the Governor of Kufa was killed by a Zoroastrian Joshan Ibn Hormuzan., not in Karbala., but in Kufa.
    The story of denial of water – fight for 10 days – burning of tents – is purely fictional and a bluff. There is no river/lake around Karbala. There never was any lake/river near Karbala for the past 5000 years according to Geologists.
    (Matam : started by Maazal Dal Velmi 300 yrs after Husain!) – Syed Amir Ali, Judge Privy Council, and author of “Mohammedan Law”. The most prominent Shia Scholar !
    [Baquer Majlisi, Author “Bahar-ul-Anwaar” was a student of Mullah Sadra, wrote a tome of lies. Allama Razi wrote attributed his articles to Hazrat Ali ! What a bunch of liars they were. They insulted Hazrat Ali by using his name and building a maze of lies and insults around his family to destroy the mission of Prophet Muhammad]. Shia means to Kill Ali and His Family and friends., then start beating the chest laying blame on someone else (Old Jewish Trick). Khud to Dawaat Phodi – Naam Aur Kaa bataya ? Shia means to destroy the mission of Prophet Muhammad., conquer Kabah and place new idols therein.

    Shia-ism may be a religion, like Hinduism, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism. That is fine and we respect the Shias for their religion. But Shia-ism has got nothing to do with islam. Shia-ism is a blend of Zoroastrianism, Judaism and Christianity with Arabic names thrown in for effect and confusion.

    I challenge the Aghas of Iran and the Indian Continent to explain to me why the Book “Nabuwwa” is banned in Iran ? I want the Aghas to explain to me the work done by Abu Muslim Khorasani, Jafar Barmaki, Abdullah Ibn Saba, Nasiruddin Tusi etc. in the destruction of Baghdad, and in the destruction of the Muslim Solidarity. Explain to me the role of the above gentlemen and the work they did. But if you remain silent I will explain to you the dirty work they did.

    Shia wants to do the same thing as Jews. Undo Prophet Muhammad’s Islamic mission of Tawheed and replace it with new idols (new designs of Lat-Manat-Uzza, in the form of flags, Panjetan Palm, and other symbols).

    AGARCHEY PEER HAI AADAM ~ JAWAAN HAI LAT-O-MANAAT (Iqbal)

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