I can’t go to US; my name is Haq



In a stirring speech in Cairo last year, President Obama had said: “America is not and will never be at war with Islam.”

These were words of conciliation, of setting the record straight, and of hope. Sadly, American diplomatic missions around the globe aren’t doing enough to uphold this commitment of their president to the Muslim world.

US embassies and security agencies still remain wary of Muslim-sounding names. In a word, they seem to suffer from Islamophobia — as much a crime against humanity, in my view, as anti-Semitism is.

The US embassy’s New Delhi consular wing pre-empted my visit to the US as part of a delegation of journalists by not granting me a visa in time.

Officially, reasons are never cited for visa refusals and delays but it ostensibly has to do with who I am, a Muslim.

Here is a fact. While all other journalists in that delegation were promptly granted visas, my case was put on hold.

The visa authorities gave this in writing to me: “We are unable to issue your visa at this time as we require additional information. Further action on your case has been suspended under section 221(G) of the Immigration and Nationally Act until we receive the information indicated below. Your application requires further administrative processing. We shall contact you as soon as the administrative processing is completed. We regret that we are unable to provide with an estimate as to how long this will take.”

Those whose visas were promptly granted include journalists M.J. Prabhu of the Hindu, S. Swain of the Financial Express, Vivek Giridhari of the Lokmat, U. Pandey of the Dainik Jagran, Sudhakara Reddy of the Sakshi and Uma Sudhir of the NDTV.

Since, there was no word from the embassy thereafter, I sent a request through my travel agent to withdraw my visa application. I do not wish to visit a country I am not welcome to. Moreover, if my visa request were to be turned down, it would be an unnecessary taint on my travel record.

The US embassy may well assert that they did not reject my visa outright but only subjected me to additional background checks. I would want to tell them, a visa delayed is visa denied.

I am fully aware of a sovereign country’s express right to decide who is welcome in that country.

However, the arbitrariness of this right as applied to Muslims is undemocratic and runs contrary to President Obama’s gestures to Muslims. Remember, Islamophobia is a racist tendency, just like anti-Semitism.

Mine isn’t a one-off case. Recently, Professor G. N. Qazi, the vice chancellor of Jamia Hamdard University, was denied a visa. Qazi has visited the US on many earlier academic trips, having been a Fulbright scholar.

BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain was denied one despite being an elected representative. We all know what had happened with actor Shah Rukh Khan.

No law-abiding Muslim should be made to bear the brunt of what bin Laden has done to America, just as no innocent American citizen should bear the brunt of mindless terror.

Here is the second ugly fact. Only I was subjected to additional checks. What prompted this? My religion? My faith? My views? Am I to the US what Noam Chomsky is to Israel?

I have never been a consistent, rabid or vocal opponent of America, a country whose founding values and contributions to the advancement of human civilization I admire.

From the barbed wire to the bar code and from air-conditioning to airbags, American inventions have changed our lives. It is because of Americans that we can fly half way round the globe and that we switch on our lights at the fall of dusk.

However, America’s arrogance has caused it to drift from its great founding ideals. Its egalitarian values seem to apply more domestically than internationally.

As a student of literature in English, I chose American literature as my special paper, a choice made over Indian literature in English. I remember reading speeches of Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United
States.

I recall Jefferson’s most famous words: “I hope that our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us that the less we use our power the greater it will be.” Jefferson would also keep a Koran in his personal library.

When a Nobel Peace Prize was announced for President Obama, many, including Republicans, had termed it a premature Nobel. I had applauded the peace prize for the President because I was convinced that this was a Nobel for a person’s potential to achieve, rather than for what has already been achieved.

Ironically, in an earlier blog, I wrote: “This is clearly not a Nobel for achievement but for approach. For noble intentions. For peace. And for fighting Islamophobia, if you like. Here is a freshman’s Nobel for changing
the mood in a world where Muslim nations are mired in intractable conflicts, and therefore, singularly contribute to global instability.” Click here

I had also applauded President Obama’s Cairo speech, even though the Muslim world itself was skeptical about any real change. I wrote: “The Cairo speech addressed Islam with sincerity.” Click here

President Obama has a senior envoy, India-born Farah Pandit, specifically to build a bridge with Muslims. It’s one thing to have a special envoy for political problems, such as the Middle-East or Aghanistan; quite another to have a special representative for Muslims in general.

However, it is not people like Farah Pandit who can possibly build that critical bridge as much as US diplomatic missions and embassies. US embassies touch the lives of Muslims in their respective countries at a more personal level than Pandit herself. They aren’t upholding their President’s words sincerely enough.

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  • Sam

    I can’t go to Makkah/Madina; My Name is Sam.

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    Khandelwal Reply:

    bs

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    farid Reply:

    ———-She was not allowed to enter in to the –TEMPLE—-because she is a HARIZON [sweeper].

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    Rajeev Reply:

    Farid,
    You were just preaching us that we are creature of same creator..why don’t you worry about your own lower caste Arjals whom Sayyed (Ashrafs) treat with dis-respect and never marry with them.

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    farid Reply:

    @Rajeeb——

    what is/are ARJALS ?
    I have never heard about this–
    Can anybody explain it pl.
    Perhaps a MUSLIM brother from India may explain.
    Do you agree–we are created by same creator?
    farid

    Rajeev Reply:

    Farid,
    I guess you are not a very well read kid..Start googling Ashraf, Arjal and Ajlaf and you will know what these words mean.

    farid Reply:

    [[[[[[[[[[[ KORAN AND HADITH-----------are the only authority in ISLAM--------not any other ----Is there any thing in those ----------written about Ashraf and Arjals?

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    Rajeev Reply:

    Google ‘Ashraf’ ‘Ajlaf’ and ‘Arjal’…It is subcontinental flavor of Islam.

    farid Reply:

    ————-flavor is artificial —– it is not inherent ingredient—–it evaporates Ashraf,Arjals etc. are not approved by ISLAMIC law and one will not be punished by Allah for disregarding this classification.
    What is the essence——- of ISLAM——ask a friend of your”s.
    In short ———-
    —EEMAN,[faith in ALLAH----- [and believe] –MOHAMMED[pbu] is a PROPHET—is the essence of ISLAM—-
    .If one agrees to this—he is a Muslim.

    Duties of a MUSLIM are—SALAT,FAST,HAJ AND JAKAT——-based on his performance one will be rewarded or punished.
    —one will remain a MUSLIM –even he fails to discharge his duties.

    Shahbaz Reply:

    You can go to Makkah or Medina if you have business there. There are just a section of the city only meant for Muslims, near the 2 Holy mosques.

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    Sam Reply:

    http://islam.about.com/od/hajj/f/mecca.htm

    Look at the photo on the highway signs, which say only Muslims are allowed.

    Shahbaz, if you have evidence to prove your statements please prove it.

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  • Sam

    If I am not a muslim, I am “UNCLEAN”..
    so i am not allowed in Mecca/Medina.
    It is written in “Unholy Koran”
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    The ban on non-Muslim visitors is mentioned in the Qur’an as follows: “Oh you who believe! Truly the idolaters are unclean; so let them not, after this year, approach the Sacred Mosque….” (9:28). This verse specifically refers to the Grand Mosque in Mecca; later scholars have included Madinah in this ruling as well.

    http://islam.about.com/od/hajj/f/mecca.htm

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    Sam Reply:

    I am a Jew, I am not allowed visa for Saudi Arabia.

    (remember Jews lived in Mecca/Medina for hundreds of years before Mohd was born)..

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    Khandelwal Reply:

    bs!

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    Rajeev Reply:

    Mecca/Medina is BS for you..Khandelwal you communal SOB..

    Azhar Hussain Reply:

    Sam forget Saudi Arabia, you are even scared to travel outside Israel and USA. You people have created a cage for yourself. You people are like burglar, who is constantly watching for the cops, cause the might catch. This is all because you people confiscated land from the Palestinians and you know someone who lost everything is going to get get you.

    What pathetic life don’t you think Sam?

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    Abdul Reply:

    Sam,

    The verse you’ve quoted is taken out of context. It refers specifically to the idolaters of Mecca who prevented early Muslims from using Ka’aba as their house of worship. If you look in to the early days of Islam and the extreme persecution that early Muslims encountered you’ll understand the meaning of the verse you’ve quoted. Moreover, if you’re interested in truly learning Islam, there is precedent in the life of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) where he allowed Christians to use his mosque for worship.

    The current “Islamic” government in S. Arabia has nothing to do with Islam except in name and this in my opinion applies to many of their so called Islamic practices as well.

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    Sam Reply:

    Why did muslims hijack and occupy Kaaba (which does not belong to them ) in the first place ?

    How come, they could not build someother place ?

    occupying kaaba is the major birth defect of Islam..

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    Rahul Reply:

    Sam – you are so full of $hit.

    farid Reply:

    —– KABA was built by IBRAHIM AND ISMAIL——-Meccans occupied it–discarding IBRAHIM’S
    religion—MOHAMMAD [pbu] re-introduced IBRAHIM’S religion—-KABA was handed over to the followers of DEEN–E–IBRAHIM— ie ISLAM.

    Sam Reply:

    >—– KABA was built by IBRAHIM AND ISMAIL——-Meccans occupied it–discarding IBRAHIM’S
    religion—MOHAMMAD [pbu] re-introduced IBRAHIM’S religion—-KABA was handed over to the followers of DEEN–E–IBRAHIM— ie ISLAM.

    Such a BS..

    Mohd is a pervert to occupy someone else’s religious place.

    It is the same **** all other idiots in islam are following.
    they want to occupy other religions places.

    Why couldnt they build their places of worship somewhere else ?

    why do they have to use violence and take over other people’s properties ?

  • Binoy Hegde

    As Zia mentioned, each country decides whom to give/not to give visa.

    US has been continuously and consistently hit by Muslim radicals starting 9/11. There have been many attempts just in the last two years; the most recent being the incident involving the son of the ex Pakistan Dy Air Chief Marshal. Three Muslims, including a Pakistani origin Pathologist and two Indian Muslims were arrested in Toronto early part of this week for alleged terrorist activities.

    The incidents are too many. It looks like automated systems pick out cases based on religion, name; buttheer are no human systems to do a second review.

    May be Zia and his elk should spend energy on removing the Islamic radicalism before blaming America. Well, he had cheered when Modi was denied visa!

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    Bewafa Haseena Reply:

    How can you compare a peace-loving journalist like Zia with a mass murderer like N Modi? There should be some measure of similarity between the two to merit a comparison, isn’t it? By the way, there will be more muslims than jews in the USA in the near future, so it does not matter if some racist official refuses a journalist to enter the country – though it may be a tad frustrating for a sensitive person who is a scholar of American English and been earning his bread-butter from English langauge newspaper. One may disagree a lot with several American policies, that does not mean that one harbours evil intentions against the country and its people and would toss a bomb at the first opportunity!

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    Binoy Hegde Reply:

    Well Bewafa,

    US used to be open with everybody – muslims, hindis, budhists, aethists – welcome. 9/11 chnaged all that. 19 Muslim terrorists abused the US open system. Then many other Muslim atrocities followed – the recent being the army major attacking fellow soldiers, the several Pakistani Muslim terrorist attacks or foiled attacks. So, if the majority of Americans think Muslims cause problems, you cannot fight that. I am sure US will change its policies if they can see a five year period without any Muslim atrocities.

    Even the flood help volunteers are threatened by your fellow Muslim s!

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    Khandelwal Reply:

    bs!!

    Rajeev Reply:

    Who? Mohammad..

    Rajeev Reply:

    Haseena,
    You should first prove Modi is mass murderer. You prophet and all Caliphs were true mass murderers who wiped out peaceful civillizations in Arabia, Persia, Afghan and Indus region.

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    Khandelwal Reply:

    he is a ‘phattu’

    Rajeev Reply:

    Who? Mohammad…. Khandelwal, you bloody communal SOB.

    Jathedar Reply:

    Respected Haseena,

    What proof you have to say the Modi was a mass murderer. If you have read Indian History then the names like Nader Shah, Ahmed Shah Abdali should ring a bell. They were mass murderers or according to your belief they killed kafirs so they are innocent !!!

    Stop being critical and hypocrite. Accept the reality. Islam and Muslims have been tainted by their acts world wide. Just as different Govts in India of anti-sikh and anti-muslim riots. Intelluctuals like you and Mr Haq should stop complaining and work towards changing the mindset of your own people. Else things will get only worse.

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    farid Reply:

    ————yes–that is a fact– what you have said———-but you failed to mention about–KURU-KHETRA———–,ASHOKA.——destruction of RABAN’S beautiful country by the invaders from CENTRAL ASIA.

    Rajeev Reply:

    Farid,
    You are a funny Bengali..or should I say Bangla?

    farid Reply:

    @Rajeeb
    ——-whatever you say, no problem on my part—-I WILL ALWAYS BE A PROUD BANGLADESHI—-SPEAKING IN BENGALI —SO ALSO A PROUD BENGALI—HAVING BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN INDIA TOO.

  • http://- Rajeev

    Zia,
    You must look inwards to find reason why visa was denied to you.
    Your writings give hint to your true mindset. You are basically a soft-jehadi who hates America and non-muslims in private. We Indians are stupid to believe closet Jehadi like you but Americans are smart people and they use technology to sniff out soft-jehadis like you.

    By the way were you not one of those who cheered US for denying Visa to Modi? So why whine now?

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    Twyla Reply:

    Rajeev,

    As an American, I thank you for thinking that our technology is that good. I wish it were but, unfortunately, it is all about the name.

    I respect the fact that someone might not be able to go some places due to their religious belief, but America is famous for religious freedom, so that shouldn’t be an issue here. Even now.

    When a name comes up on a computer list, it could be checked by humans and corrected, but that doesn’t always happen. Not even when there is an obvious mistake, as when infants and small children are kept off flights because of their name (and their parents are allowed to fly with no trouble). The person being detained/denied usually can’t find out the reason their name is on the list, and getting a correction can take years.

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    Rajeev Reply:

    I am pretty sure US consulate official must have done a background check on Zia and must have read his views on islam, non-muslims and US in particular. Anyone who has some common sense can understand that Zia is sympathetic to Islamic fundoos. I guess that must be the reason he was denied visa.

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  • http://yahoo farid

    ——-it is not based on facts, I am SHAIKH and I was given VISA .Every one have policies and they act accordingly.I may or may not allow a person to enter into my premises .

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    SKChadha Reply:

    Zia, it is unfortunate that your visa clearance took time resulting in almost denying you the purpose for which you planned your visit to USA. The reason for delaying your visa are best known to you or to the US authorities denying you the visa on time. We are also unaware of the additional questions put to you by US authorities as they are not reflected in your blog?

    As it upsets the tour program, it is quite hurting and all sympathies are with you. A similar situation is also arising when India put the Muslim US citizen for regrous Visa norms if their linkages are traced to Pakistan etc., isn’t it? The actions of few fanatics are affecting the entire commmunity. ‘Ishwar Allah Tero Nam, Sabko Sanmati De Bhagwan,.

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    farid Reply:

    @skchada

    —–this place has become a battle field—-is there any one who can initiate a ceasefire–will you try?

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  • Kushagra

    When we talk about US, essentially we need to separate US as a nation and US’s foreign policy.

    We enjoy the comforts of life thanks to US technological advancement, we admire the liberal value system of US, from drinking coke, burgers at Mcdonalds to driving a car, US has been instrumental in
    improving quality of life across the globe.

    However, foreign policy of US is a completely different case. It has caused much grief to many nations, it has destroyed civilisations, meddled in so many country’s internal affairs,Be it supporting Pak against India, meddling in Middle East, Vietnam, encouraging M-u–jha-hi-ddins in cold war making it a nuisance for the entire world, US’s foreignt policy has been full of lies, hypocracy. If the criteria used to hang Sad-dam is used on US presidents almost all of the US presidents would have to be hanged.

    The bottom line is US foreign policy is smacks of arrogance without any concern for its impact on other nations,

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  • Raj

    Its probably because they have concluded based on your witings that you are a potential terrorist. I don’t blame them as it is quite apparant that you have a soft corner for islamic radicalism. As sam says, you should first ask your saudi masters why jews and others are not allowed to visit mecca.

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  • S Singh

    USA allows a lot of Muslims to viist. Zia cannot complain as long as US allows Muslims (although may bar some). They do not have to explain to anybody about any aof their rbitrary process.

    USA cares about its citizens (unlike our politicians who do not do anything against the Islamic radical terrorists for fear of the vote bank) .

    Zia can use his talent to persuade Pakistanis and other Muslims not conduct any terrorist activities, rather than criticizing US about its visa policy.

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  • Abhi

    As long as the muslims of the world do not condemn the restrictive policies of the (almost) all muslim majority countries of the world regarding their tolerance of other religions, their desire for being guaranteed religious freedoms in other countries will remain suspicious.

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  • Ashish

    I know visa denial hurts. Being singled out (or seemingly singled out) in security checks, hurts too.

    Some racial profiling goes on; it is undeniable. But, given the times we live in, it is unavoidable.

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  • diya

    ISLAM is the only religion on earth which itself is fundamentalist. Strict interpretation of KORAN by Jihadi terrorist is real ISLAM and that is its face. Almost every muslim is soft terrorist and Jihadi. Those who wish to live in DEMOCRATIC society and enjoy freedom, must QUIT ISLAM, then only they can become democratic, secular and respect other relgiions. Islam will never let democracy thrive, it will always hate other religions and will hav evil intention to destroy other religions by different forms of JIHAD mentioned in KORAN like1] Kill infidels,2] Have more children to dominate other religions[ dont worry about population overload and global warming],3] Marry women from other religion and convert them or atleast her next generation will be muslim 4]do not let muslim women even show their face or marry in other relgion. These are all forms of JIHAD carried not only by terrorists but also by muslim commeners[I doubt they are commeners]

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    Khandelwal Reply:

    nonsense

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    umar Reply:

    hahaha…..diya….feeling pity on ua frustration…im sure some muslim boyfriend have used and thrown u…..i can undrstand……y r u so frustrated…. u r a liberalized relegion based gal who is free to come under any boy from any relegion….
    islam is the most peaceful relegion ,for ua kind information….i really hate those ppl who point their fingures towards relegion….wa do u know abt islam????
    what about hindu military who killed 1 lakh kashmiri innocent muslims from last 20 years, what about modi and advani who are main culprits behind gujrat muslim-mass-killings, wa abt israili brutality in palestine,wa abt ,punjab where indian(hindu) military killed sikhs like animals….
    jihad means to strive hard for ua rights…jihad means to work for well being of ua parents,society,children and oll…
    take a chill pill…..ua frustration is obvious

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    Ashish Reply:

    @umar
    1 lakh kashmiri innocent muslims
    why bother using the word “innocent” before Muslims? Isn’t it just stating the obvious?

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    Rajeev Reply:

    Kashmiri muslims are free loaders..they fool cunning pakistanis for aids and then fool foolish Indians for bigger aids.

    I think kashmiris should be made aware “Paise ped par nahi ugatey”.

  • http://deleted diya

    I WANT ALL WESTERN COUNTRIES TO DESCRIMINATE OPENLY ON THE BASIS OF RELIGION AND MUSLIM IMMIGRATION TO WESTERN COUTNRIES IS WEAKENING THEIR DEMOCRACIES AND FREEDOM. This is because muslims take BURDEN OF TOOOOO MUCH RELIGION ALOG WITH THEM WHEREVER THEY GO. A MUSLIM WHO WANTS TO LIVE IN DEMOCRACY MUST QUIT ISLAM and Join any other faith he /she wnats or live just without any religion[ Peoples with NO RELIGION are much much more better huamans than any muslims on earth

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  • Rajesh

    A blog written in anger. Zia, perhaps you should have waited a month or two before writing this article though I am sure they will give you a visa now if you apply for it again.

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  • http://deleted diya

    In my point of View MUSLIMS have no right to live in Democracy, every single muslims from democracy should be ousted out to barbaric Islamic republics, thats where they match. Orelse there will not be any other religion left on earth. Mind it

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    umar Reply:

    and islamic republics are the main sources of energy ma dear diya…..india is wholy and solely dependent on iraq,kuwait and iran for petrolium…..US draws 4 million barrels of petrolium from gulf per day to full fill their needs….thier total petroilium production is 5milllion barrels per day and consumption is 9 million per day…..
    and ua india is ranked 141 on the basis of HDI,poor indians…..our UAE IS ranked 14th,kuwait 12th,qatar 8th……
    malysia,indonesia,ksa,uae,qatar,iran,lebnon,and many more are examples of developed economies….so shut ua self …i know india very well…..u poor beggers….india holds 43% of world poors….
    in india the poors earn 450 rupees/month/person…and u know how many ppl are there who fall in this category……420million indians……

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    umar Reply:

    and diya sweet heart wa is happening in common wealth games ….u r hell corrupted ,mis managed poor beggers…..

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    umar Reply:

    and be thankful to muslims for bringing ua nation up in every field….doctor kalam is ur nuclear scientist,,,he had brought u on the world map otherwise pakistan and china wd have fukd u up…. be thankful to sharukh khan,salamn khan,and amir khan who have gained india a place in arts and film oll over the world….ppl around the world know oll of them as indian muslims…
    u know how many million indian hindus r wrking in gulf….they are here since 1960’s doing our construction work and oll…they r here peacefully …we have nevr done anything wrong with them. we are contributing in ur GNP ma dear diya….and the president (barak hussain obama)of united states is son of a mulsim.Mr. Hussain…..
    mughals have ruled u fr 6 hundred years….u have ua own govt since 1950 only….no need to flatter……

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    omarkhayam Reply:

    who is this illiterate fool..go and do your english lessons.

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    Rajeev Reply:

    have heard that b’fore….typical pakistani BS.

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    Kushagra Reply:

    Ok, your religion is the best. Happy?

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    chakra Reply:

    Where did you learn your english? At an english medium madrasa??

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  • http://deleted diya

    Mr HAQ, you cant justify 1] Calling other faith peoples infidels 2] Jaziya tax levied upon only peoples of other faith mentioned in KORAN,3] Muslim women are slaved in Burqa for life4 4] Muslim women are not allowed in mosque as men get arousal in mosque 5] Muslim men enjoy mutiple sex partners and cite KORAN and Prophet Mohammed to marry child girls 6] Muslims dont go for family planning operations and increase population overloead 6] No muslim has guts to prey other relgion worship places while all other peoples go in each others temples churches, gurudwara etc. 7] do you have guts to take you mother and siter in mosque and that too without Veil? WHEN YOU HAVE ANSWES FOR SUCH THOUSANDS OF QUESTIONS< THAT TIME YOU ASK FOR US VISA. I STRONGLY SUPPORT US FOR DENYING VISA TO YOU.

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  • http://deleted diya

    ZIA< U Mustr quit Islam if you wish to live in Democracy, thats the only solution

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  • NRI

    Dear Ziabhai,

    Please write blogs like Mr.M.J.Akbar who is such a well respected senior journalist and role model for entire India instead of degenerating Indian Muslims who are proud of their Indian culture and heritage.

    If I may please reflect on the fact that America is bedfellow with OILY superpower called Saudi Arabia.
    So who is a bigger hypocrite you decide!

    You are lucky that you did not get visa for USA why feel sad for it!

    Warm Regards

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  • Kishan

    USA has been stupid in many of its actions like invading Iraq, supporting dictators in Pakistan etc.
    But this defensive action of being extra careful cannot be faulted. Zia and his community need to do some introspection why people have come to fear Islam which is supposed to be a religion of peace but hardly had known any peace for as long as one can remember.

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  • The Truth

    Look, lets get one this straight. You deserve to be treated in the manner you have been. I mean am tired of hearing some muslim individuals go on and on about them being treated unfailry. Look at what you people are responsible for.JUST HAVE A LOOK. BECAUSE OF YOU THIS COUNTRY WAS PARTITIONED. and you think we should forget about all this and live as if it never happened cause you dont support osama bin laden. ISLAM has brough more anguish to the world rather than anything else. You ppl represent the murderes who pludered countries and imposed your beliefs on other ppl. You dnt deserve sympathy. Good you aint a terrorist, but then, you could be one in the future and so could be any of your muslim brethren.!!

    M

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  • colive loyyd

    Since the US wholeheartedly supported and encouraged fundamentalism in both Afghanistan and Pakistan (Zia ul Haq etc.) from the early to late 80s and helped create the Taliban, how culpable are we (the US) in the present and historical suffering of the Afghan/Pakistani people?
    Force Factor

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  • ramesh

    every muslim hates america and its values,but given the chance its the first country he wants to go to.maybe ablessing in disguise for zia,this rejection.

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  • ishwar

    I’m loving it…

    Your tribe needs this kind of treatment occasionally.

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  • Shoeb K

    I do not think they have a systemic program for denying/eliminating. I was in US in June for a conference; I did not have any problem in getting my Visa.

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  • ThePalmist

    Mr. Huq should realize that no one has an automatic god-given right to get a Visa to the USA. Visa
    can be denied, without cause and there is no appeal process, no way to influence or intimidate the
    embassy official. The same is true for the US Immigration agents. They can deny entry and that will be the end of that.

    Mr. Huq better get used to it. The fact that he is a Muhammedan has no bearing on the issuance or
    denial of US Visa

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  • ThePalmist

    US Visa is a privilege, not a right or an entitlement for every Tom, Dick and Harry.

    You were a denied a Visa. Unfortunately for you, there is no one to appeal to, no one to bring to bear pressure and no one to be corrupted at the US Embassy.

    Why do want to go the States anyway? You hate them, their values, their democracy and their freedom.

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    Vineet Reply:

    ya but he doesnt mind the dollars, the sights, the security, the vibrancy and all other benefits with it

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  • Raju Kurien

    HI Zia

    You can always change your name and apply for visa once again!

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    Sam Reply:

    Zia should quit Islam, and convert out of Islam.
    Then after that and changing his religion, he can re apply.

    Before someone calls my opinion is outrageous,,,

    remember that is what I have to do, if I want to visit Mecca/Medinah
    or any jewish person has to do to visit their anscestral lands in saudi arabia.

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    farid Reply:

    ————sorry to say—-so called lower caste— HINDUS —- [ DALIT ] are not allowed to enter into TEMPLE. No MUSLIM can be prevented from entering into a MOSQUE.

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    Sam Reply:

    Woman are not allowed in the main area of any mosque.

    Dalit woman are allowed in any temple, just like any other person.

    Rajeev Reply:

    Farid,
    That is wrong..Do you allow Shia to enter sunni mosque and allow him to perform Salat as per Shia traditions..

    You don’t allow Ahmediyas (true muslims) in mosques..

    I guess you are bangladeshi. I expect you not to be wahabbi like pakistani nuts.

    farid Reply:

    ————when a person enters into a MOSQUE for prayer no body ask him what sect — what religion he belongs——-Iranian embassy peoples are SHIA and they pray at BAITUL-MUQQARAM–National Mosque –in The same JAMAT [ and same IMAM ] ————If a AHMADIA pray in a MOSQUE no one will object in Bangladesh——-It is a fact AHMADIAS have their own MOSQUES in 3/4 places like the followers of AGA KHAN [KHOJA ]
    We Bangladeshis are SUNNI and HANAFI—we are also SUFI supporters mostly.WAHABIS are intolerant people and they are violent in their approach—it is a fact —but they are few in numbers and mostly their ISLAM is a POLTICAL ISLAM.

    Rajeev Reply:

    Farid,
    Do you agree that Shia way of performing Salat is different from Sunnis? If yes, how can sunnis tolerate shias and cice versa in their mosques..

    By the way deobandis and barelvis don’t allow each other in their mosques…

    Ahmediyas have been declared non-muslims in BD..so please don’t spread lies.

    farid Reply:

    ————If you are sure I am spreading lies then I think we should not continue our– Logical arguments.
    In Bangladesh —Ahmadias –have not been declared– NON-MUSLIMS.You may ask Indian Embassy at DHAKA to let you know about this.
    SALAT or prayer —-is an act of submission to ALLAH [GOD]—you can pray in different ways e,g—standing,siting even lying on bed——-main thing is your NEEIAT [your intention].
    Both SHIA AND SUNNIS submit to ONE AND ONLY ALLAH.
    I am not a religious expert——–i can not explain you in detail in this regard——I have no ideas about Deobondis and Barelvis—I have heard about these——–I think these are educational institutions.
    I find no problem when a PUJARI in DURGA-PUJA performs differently than a PUJARI performing GANESH?
    BROTHER—thing is that we are creature of same CREATOR and we are submitting to him
    in different ways——–is there any problem in it?
    Thanks.

    Rajeev Reply:

    Farid,
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/3382931.stm

    For people, Ahmediyas are non-muslims..Your earlier govt. was close to declaring them non-muslims. I stand corrected.

    As a south asian muslim, I think you should be aware of Barelvis and Deobandis.

    You are again wrong about Shia and sunni performing salat together in same mosque. I have never seen this. I guess syed from lucknow can confirm this.

    Lastly I agree that we are creature of same creator then why is it muslims when in majority force minorities to accept Islam.

    Anyway you are a good example to show how Bangladeshis are different from deobandi pakistanis.

    Ashish Reply:

    @farid,
    BROTHER—thing is that we are creature of same CREATOR and we are submitting to him
    in different ways——–is there any problem in it?

    Just 2 tiny ones:
    1. I do not believe in any God, singular or plural. I still call myself a Hindu. Plenty like me.
    2. Many Hindus believe in tens (hundreds??) of Gods; many even worship stones, animals.. there is some character called Brahma who is a Creator, but he has probably 1-2 temples dedicated to him. Many more people worship Shiva, who is a destroyer. Go figure.

    Tolerance for Hindus on the part of Muslims is not to be confused with understanding.

    farid Reply:

    @Rajeeb

    ——-as a south Asian Muslim I should have known so many things–I agree.
    But Allah created me as — a half literate OR illiterate by your standard.[ Ref--Deob...&Brv ]
    Here in AUSTIN,TX,USA we all MUSLIMS pray in the same MOSQUE ,same JAMAT, behind the same IMAM.
    you are still in doubt?
    —————————————————————————————————————————-

    @Ashish

    DEAR BROTHER,

    On my part it is very difficult to answer your———points.
    AS I have told I am a half literate.
    However——-
    I think there is a power behind the creations—–Religious leaders took the creator behind a
    CURTAIN——–attributed different names to it——-
    Middle Eastern religions call it–ALLAH [MUSLIMS ]—CHRISTIANS [GOD] but they made JESUS a part of GOD——-I am not very much sure.Jews also call it GOD. ALLthese three religions are —you may call it sister religion.
    I think ADAITA-BRAHMA is also nearer to the GOD AND ALLAH.
    I can not explain about SHIVA——HE MAY BE A REPRESENTATIVE OF BRAHMA ON EARTH and may be HE has exceeded his creator or he was taken as a god in the shape of man and people submitted to his power.
    Now if you do not believe in above you may believe in a power which can be seen——-
    Living creator to a living creature is his/her parents——–and that may be his/her God.

    as for the word —–HINDU
    Invading ARAB fores identified all the people living near river SINDHU——-AS HINDU.
    ALL PEOPLE LIVING IN INDIA NOW CAN CLAIM HIMSELF A HINDU.
    I AM NOT AN AUTHORITY IN THESE MATER——-THESE ARE ALL MY PERSONAL VIEWS.IF IT HURTS ANY ONE AND IF IT NEEDS CORRECTIONS–ALL ARE WELCOME.
    THANKS.

    Farid

    farid Reply:

    @Ashish,
    —[second last line correction]—if it hurts any one I may be pardoned.

    Rajeev Reply:

    Farid,
    Let us talk about Shia-Sunni relations in Islamic world..In USA you are doing what people do when in minority.

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    farid Reply:

    @Rajeeb

    ———–Here I am a minority–is a fact–for that I have not changed my faith–I was not a MINORITY at DHAKA–
    SHIA sect developed as a sympathetic movement for ALI and his family, There is no place of KINGSHIP in ISLAM—UMMAYADS treacherously disregarded this—started kingship.
    Basically SHIA movement —I think—was influenced by political rivalry—AFTER ALI SUNNIS TRIED TO SEPARATE RELIGION AND POLITICS [OF POWER ]
    BOTH SUNNIS AND SHIAS FOLLOW—[1] ONE AND ONLY ALLAH—(2) SAME [ISLAM] RELIGION–(3) PRAY FIVE TIMES DAILY—(4) FAST DURING RAMADAN—(5) GOES TO MECCA FOR HAJ AND(6) GIVES ZAKAT AS PER PRESCRIBED RULES.
    It will be better if you suggest any remedies for the discrepancies that you see around,By injuring a wound one can increase the ulcer only –it helps neither the injured nor the —

  • SKS Mumbai

    Dr Zakir Naik was also denied a visa by UK, what is Zia’s view on that ?

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    Vineet Reply:

    Zakir is free to hate US and idolize Osama but if it is the matter of sending his son/ daughter for higher education or for better opportunities no doubt he will send em to the US just like any of the Talibani or Pakistani leaders and ordinary folks. I am guessing Mr Zia will be the same

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    Ashish Reply:

    Dear SKS,
    Dr Zakir Naik is a towering intellectual, deeply spiritual and learned person. However, as we have noted with regret lately, the Government of UK, is unable to appreciate the depth of scholarship, erudition and the ability to spread love (and light the path to deliverance) that Dr Naik, so uniquely possesses.
    This was a sad day indeed for the secular forces when the UK government refused to grant him visa and worse, made some utterly regrettable and uncharitable remarks about the holy personage of Dr Naik. The loss is entirely for the people of UK. What the UK people lost in the swings, the Mumbai people gained on the roundabouts.. an additional 2 months of Dr Naik in a year; let me congratulate you, dear Mumbaikar on this most unexpected pleasure.
    Now, while it is unjustified, it is at least understandable; because the Cameron government seems to have sold their soul to the Devil. But, to see dear Nobel Lauerate Obama behave in the same manner; tut tut..

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    Kushagra Reply:

    Dr. Zakir’s tactics is to politely insult people who do not share his faith. All his lectures come to just one point that what he is preaching is not just correct but is the absoulte truth.

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    Ashish Reply:

    Dear Kushagra,
    Do I sense a disagreement with Maharshi Zakir Naik’s views here?
    How can you disagree with the Truth? Especially since it is based on the repository of all Truth and Knowledge?
    As for the “polite insult”, only those that do not have Truth on their side need feel humiliated, I see that you have not yet seen the “light”. As a popular “self improvement” book title says, “You will see it when you believe it”.
    Just believe; all will be well.

    farid Reply:

    ———-so far i remember –N,MODI,—C.M———-GUJRAT —ALSO WAS DENIED USA VISA.——

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    Ashish Reply:

    @Farid, yes. Zia is in fine company.

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    farid Reply:

    —-
    @Ashish

    ——–pray for the company——-

    and I pray for your peace/prosperity.Do you mind me praying for you?

  • umar

    mr zia Farah Pandit (obamas envoy to muslim world) is an indian occupied kahmiri…not an Indian…..edit ur article for this…..

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    Rajeev Reply:

    Funny…Pandit..

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    TALIB Reply:

    dats true he is quiet funny

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  • vj

    Is it just me or have other readers noticed the lenghts to which Mr.Zia goes to portray “Muslim victimhood” ? All his articles are directed towards a pre-determined conslusion – “Muslims are being subjucted to unfair treatment” by everyone on earth including Jinns.

    Its actually quite sad to see this grown up man trying to sell his “bleeding muslim” stories week after week.Worse,this very “finger pointing” malaise is the root cause of muslim backwardness.Mature muslim commentators throughout the world are fighting this very curse which seems to be embedded in a Muslim society.

    I wish Mr.Zia stops being a persistent “cry-baby” and makes better use of his education in conveying the fundamental principles of progress to his muslim readers – introspection,accountability,self-empowerment and a liberal society.This “victim” card which he keeps playing is more suited to the igrorant backward mullahs in mosques and not for educated people.

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  • DUDE

    HI DUDE HERE,

    Isn’t it just typical hmmmmm? Pakistan cricket team in another cheating farce!

    Not only are they the most terrorist nation in the world….FACT!
    NOT only have they got agendas with non muslims and hate all buddists, hindus and sikhs and jews!
    They try to cheat all governments out of money in usa and uk and france etc they claim benefit and have multiple babies non stop! crippling the government! they give bad name to brown people! and because of them all brown ppl are sterotyped! Indian muslims are similar in ways!
    They steal!

    islam is the worst thing that happened to the world!

    Apart from that worst people… India needs to invade pak and reclaim it! send their ppl to arabia!

    Regards,

    Truth teller

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  • DUDE

    DUDE says no to islam……….

    VOTE for DUDE for next KING / PRESIDENT / PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA!

    I’ll clean the whole country up!
    I’ll make it prosper!
    I’ll create harmony!
    I’ll build whole new cities with fresh clean water for all!
    I’ll star in movies!
    I’ll have beautiful HOT women!
    I’ll make bollywood better than hollywood!
    I’ll get rid of all arabs!
    I’ll make bollywood free from underworld muslim chains!
    I’ll screen all muslim actors and put a stop to their stardom!
    I’ll get rid of Islam, Christianity, and Judaism!
    I’ll reclaim all our lands – Including afghanistan, pakistan, bangerstan!
    I’ll create buddist, jain, hindu finance!
    I’ll make sanskrit a must to learn for Real Indians.
    I’ll ship all muslims out to arabia. They can burden that dump with their countless incest babies!
    I’ll build real new places of worship, keeping in line with the old!
    I’ll create a new safe railway service!
    I’ll make India more green!
    I’ll be a trillionaire!
    I’ll create housing for all the true indians!
    I’ll erradicate poverty!
    I’ll make India Great!
    I’ll make India a footballing nation!
    I’ll make converting to Islam and any other fake abrahamic religion ILLEGAL!
    I’ll have one child policy for muslims who stay in India! – Very strict rule!
    I’ll make China one of India’s best allies!
    I’ll reclaim all assets and treasures that were stolen by Britain and rest of world!
    I’ll clean up the streets!

    VOTE FOR DUDE! …. DUDE LOVES YOU, WILL STICK BY YOU AND WILL GET RID OF THE SCUM!

    DUDE

    Reclaim all of Kasmir too! a must!

    oi Indian Government; invade pak land (old india land) and reclaim the streets!

    If pak takes indian kashmir! you people should be ashamed of yourselves! bend over backward dopes!

    do what the dumb paks do, ATTACKKKKKKKKK!

    DESTROY THAT DUMP AND RECLAIM! GET RID OF THESE RACIST, INTOLERANT MUSLIMS!

    PS.

    VOTE FOR DUDE!

    I’ll also get rid of all corrupt government officials! permenantly!
    I’ll deffo get rid of all muslim officials in indian government! No muslim will be allowed any say!

    VOTE FOR DUDE!

    ALL HINDUS, SIKHS, BUDDISTS, JAIN; VOTE IN UNISOM………..THE POWER OF ONE MASSIVE 800 MILLION VOTE, WILL PUT PRESSURE ON INDIAN GOVERNMENT TO GET RID OF ALL MUSLIMS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DO NOT LET INDIA BE RUN BY MUSLIMS! DON’T YOU KNOW THEIR AGENDA EVER SINCE THEY INVADED IRAN AND CAME TO THE BORDERS OF INDIA 1000 ODD YEARS AGO!

    peace

    VOTE FOR DUDE!

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  • DUDE

    peace to everyone

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  • DUDE

    sorry for any offfence if taken that way

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  • DUDE

    http://www.chakranews.com/at-least-25-hindu-girls-abducted-every-month-in-pakistan/655

    At least 25 Hindu Girls Abducted Every Month in the Islamic State of Pakistan
    By Antony Thomas

    Members of the Hindu Bheel community in Pakistan show pictures of girls who have been kidnapped and converted to Islam
    Members of the Hindu Bheel community in Pakistan show pictures of girls who have been kidnapped and converted to Islam

    Karachi, Pakistan (CHAKRA) – An activist and council member of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, Amarnath Motumal, stated that at least 20 to 25 girls are abducted and converted to Islam against their will every single month. Hindus are targetted due to many local muslims seeing them as kafirs(non muslims) and therefore of lower class as well as evil.

    Motumal further stated that this number is lower than the actual numbers because many cases go unreported due to fear of families and loved ones being killed. “A large number of Hindu girls in Karachi alone are being kidnapped on a routine basis.” Threats are commonly given by the dangerous kidnappers that if they are reported, the families will hear of their daughter’s death.

    Motumal said that the word “Hindu” has become an insult and almost a shame for all Hindus in the Islamic state of Pakistan because of impoverished state 90% of Hindu families live in. He addressed that the government and others in power are to blame for the lack of rights available to the Hindu community. Only a few families come to Motumal for help while the majority keep their losses to themselves hoping that not speaking up will devoid them of future misfortunes.

    A former MPA, Bherulal Balani said that Hindu girls in specific scheduled classes are the ones mostly being abducted from the Lyari area. “Once the girls are converted, they are then sold to other people or are forced to do illegal and immoral activities,” Balani said. He also added that the hostage takers are very powerful and that is primarily why reports are going awry if they are even made to begin with.

    The interior South of Pakistan is where the number of kidnappings has increased within the last three months including nine reports which have been made ranging from kidnappings, to forced conversions, rapes and murders.

    In the Nagarparker area, a 17 year old girl was raped and in another incident a 15 year old girl was abducted from Aaklee village, Tharparker followed with a forced conversion. Almost 71 families travelled from the village to protest against the abuse against the girl.

    Even on the festival of Holi during celebrations, two Hindu girls, Kishni and Anita were kidnapped from Kotri. On the same day, Ajay and Sagar, two other boys were also kidnapped from an area close by.

    Amir Gul, was murdered by her landlord at the beginning of March in Tando Haider. Later in March, Kishan Kumar was kidnapped from Kandhkot, Jacobabab.

    MPA Pitamber Sewani said that one of the reasons these acts against Hindu minorities are taking place is because the culprits believe that the minority will support the government in “local body” elections so they want to harass these Hindus to alleviate the support level in upcoming elections.

    President of the Pakistan Hindu Council, Ramesh Kumar criticized the minority Hindu community representatives for not standing up and letting their voices be heard at important forums. He said that these leaders were simply representing their parties and not the poor people and their real issues. He also added that the dire economic conditions, especially in Kandhkot and Jacobab have led to kidnappings and other abuse of the minority Hindus.

    Coordinator HRCP Task Force Sindh Dr. Ashothama Lohano said that according to a report, the most pinpointed and harassed communities in the area are of Hindu and Christian communities. He stated that “The recent wave of extremism is one reason, which has destroyed the harmony of the land of Sufis. Another reason is the destruction of the agriculture sector and small markets that has led to frustration and lawlessness. Yet another reason is that the elected representatives are working only for the party and not for the community.”

    He further stated that the minority Hindu community was an easy target because they did not stand up or speak up against the violations due to fear. At the same time though, if they chose to speak up and take action they were accused of having Indian connections or killed by local Islamic groups.

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  • DUDE

    THIS IS WHAT IS PLACED UNDER THE CARPET!

    WAKE UP INDIA! GET RID OF ISLAM!

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  • DUDE

    There’s plenty more where this story comes from all FACT! YOU MUSLIMS HAVE IT EASY ! WAKE UP AND PISS OFF!

    RE CONVERT BACK TO YOUR ANCESTRAL RELIGION!

    IT WAS BAD ENOUGH 1000 YEARS AGO BY THE ARABS AND THIS FORCED CONVERSIONS ARE STILL HAPPENING!

    FOR ***** SAKE! HINDUS, BUDDISTS, SIHKS OF THIS WORLD WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!

    INDIAN GOVERNMENT BECOME A HINDU, BIDDIST, SIHK COUNTRY!!!!!!!!!!

    GET RID OF ISLAM! INFLICT THE TERROR THEY ARE DOING TO INNOCENT VICTIMS EVEN TO THIS DAY!

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    omarkhayam Reply:

    dude must be terribly devastated at the sight of his beloved ones enjoying wholeheartedly under some muslim..i can’t find any other explanation for his ranting..feel sorry for him

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    TALIB Reply:

    Mr. Dude whatever ur name is……..but if anyone has to piss then should piss on your face………..
    bcoz people like you in India make trouble between religion.
    i dont know why you people always feel jealous with muslims?
    Islam never force anyone to adopt it ………..it is the truth when people know about Islam …….
    kk do not go far i have one suggestion for you to just read your four ‘vedas’ i hope u know the name but if not ill tell you i.e Rigveda, Yajurveda, samveda and Atharveda…………..and after reading these books i challenge that you will find your doubts clear about Islam………….and if you have still any questions then you should ask your guru SRI RAVI SHANKAR about islam……..he will tell you truth.i hope this much information would be enough for you…….

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    DUDE Reply:

    LOL WE HAVE comedian here!

    How deluded you are Talaban Tal!!!!!!

    You ignorant fool! i bet your skin is brown right? you think your ancestors were arabs born in india hmm? you think your ancestors and hundreds of thousands if not millions were not forced to convert to ur devil religion?

    learn history before you start making false statements! it was your arab masters that forced your ancestors to convert! yes the moguls! who single handedly almost wiped out the zoroastrian religion of iran 1000 odd yrs ago! yes the true persians! who had to fled to india! (ashokas india – which consisted of afghan, pak, india bangerstan) and who tried to forced the fake islam onto the true indians!

    dont be foooled u think all brown people are born muslims? the only reason u have brown muslims is because ur stupid ancestral masters forced ur ancestors to convert by the sword! you do knw that these ******* moguls came to each household demanded to take the eldest son and to convert him or the whole family dies! you think ur ancestors are proud of ur ****** arab ***?

    dont be a fool!!!!!!! re-convert back to your ancestral religion you fool! islam is the biggest facist movement on earth! people like you are deluded! coming out with statement like no one was forced!

    fool dont quote hindu scriptures to me! you know nothing about them!

    why dont u tell us all how mohamed married aisha a 6 yr old and then fooked her when she reached 9 claiming she was a of a child bearing age…….. words for people like him! starts with a ‘P’!

    re convert become free! otherwise pack your bags and go to arabia! with all ur other brown muslims! see how the arabs treat u! they hate you indian sub continent muslims!

    you and your entire family got sucked into the abrahamic religious bollocks!

    islam is fake the sooner you realise it the better for your health and the better for the world, why you may ask well for one there will be one less terrorist in this world!

    reconvert ut of islam to your ancestral religion!

    typical muslim leech! disregarding other religions! the ones that your ancestors were! typoical muslim hypocrite abusing other religions!!!!!!!!!

    wake up islam is fake as are the other abrahamic religions so dont feel left out ur trilogy religions of jerusalem are all fake! you just got duped by the biggest magician of them all mohammed!

    buddism, hinduism jainism, shintosism real earth religions a real way of life to tune ur body with this earth! tolerant to others …………unlike ur stupid dictator religion that forces it self upon others and tries to convert them!!!!!!!!!!!! that confesses in its holy book that jews are vermin! how non muslims have to pay more tax, these are word of god? lol dont be stupid how fake is that!

    read up see an article about how at least 25 hindu girls get abducted and converted to islam every month!!!!!! prob get constantly raped etc…………ur prob happy about this………….all you degenerate muslims are!!!! acting like the victims when it is you who has casued so much grief in this world!!!!!!!!!! INDIA DID NOT NEED ISLAM 1000 YEARS AGO NOR DID THIS WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    JUST PISS OFF TO ARABIA! YOU TRAITOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    farid Reply:

    ———if any one agrees——reconversion——–where he will be placed?– with the BRAHMINS,
    OR
    WITH THE HARIJANS
    OR
    SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN-

    and who will decide?

    DUDE Reply:

    @fard

    As long as they reconvert and embrace what they had lost going down the ages from their ancestors the better!

    I don’t care what caste creed or deed they convert to as long as they embrace and convert back to their ancestral religion! and away from the devil abrahamic religions!

    you seem to forget that the other religions of the indian sub continent embrace the times! and do not get bogged down with religion like islam and its mission to wipe all other religions out through pure stupid dictatorship! most racist people are islamic ones! especially countries that are islamic! like pak land once indian! read the article above about its tolerance to hindus and how they kidnap 25 hindu girls a month to make them slaves and to convert them…abusing them constantly!

    better for u farheed to change!!!!!!!!!!! you will become free………… you wont have to bow your head down to some stupid point on earth where this guy moham lays who married aisha when she was 6 and fooked her when she reached age 9 …………..

    VOTE FOR DUDE

    farid Reply:

    CREATE A SECT—– UP AND ABOVE ———– THE BRAHMINS——– YOU MAY FIND SOME CREATURE.

    DUDE Reply:

    Yo farcical fariiizar

    unlike islam normal people dont look too much into the caste issue unlike the diesease of this world which is islam!

    go preach your shiaite and sunni bollocks to the arabs!

    Deluded brown people of the abrahamic religions…you guys are free to convert back to your ancestral religion! you’ll become free and wont need to bog down with islam bollocks that was made up by some arab thug 1400 odd years ago……………………..

    tell me now which human speaks to god???????????? and god speaks back! pure utter nonsense from mohammed………….he made up a boring book that would not have sold not even in walmart!

    harry potter has more grounding than that rubbish!

    farid Reply:

    ———— FOLLOWERS OF RABAN DEMAND ——-JUSTICE——–TRIAL ——FOR TREACHEROUS KILLING OF— RABAN—–DESTRUCTION OF HIS BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY——–AND—- HIS RELIGION ——IMPOSITION AND IMPORTATION OF BAIDIC BRAHMA IN INDIA—- BY THE CENTRAL ASIAN INVADERS—–CREATING KURUKHETRA IN
    RABANS PEACEFUL LAND————-

  • Kunal

    lol you talk about entering the US. I live in Australia and none of my friends will keep a Muslim housemate even if that person is an Indian. We have had experience of one friend whose muslim housemate tried to convert him to Islam. Also they think they might get into trouble if that housemate turns out to be member of a sleeper cell, however I find that’s a bit exaggerated. Call it islamophobia, but one can’t help it….your brothers in the middle east haven’t helped your religion’s image. And you complaining about the US rejecting you a visa isn’t helping it. Stop cribbing and don’t go to the USA if you dont have to or change your name.

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  • Kunal

    Btw even i was rejected a student visa to the US and my name is nowhere near to HAQ. I came to Australia..didn’t crib like you did. You are just looking at Muslims getting rejected because you want to. Look around..the US rejects thousands of visas every year. Obviously, going by the numbers, I am sure more Hindus get rejected, since we have more Hindus in India.

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    Gopi Thomas Reply:

    All

    Us decides whom to grant a visa or not. They can reject Zia, they can reject Modi, they can reject me. There is no recourse; other than reapplying.

    Is Zia advocating a Muslim protest march because of this?

    US changed its policy after 9/11. Obviously (some) muslims had a lot to do with 9/11. US had reacted similarly in the past, with the internment of Japanese Americans during second world war.

    US is committed to protectng its people. May be they are little overzealous here. But, better be cautious than loose

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  • vijay Kumar

    D ear Zia,

    I ythink you should blame evil people like Hafeez Saeed, Osam bin Laden, Dawood Ibrahim, AR Antulay etc etc who want to convert, kill innocents and protect terrorists in the name of Islam !!

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    Sam Reply:

    >D ear Zia,

    >I ythink you should blame evil people like Hafeez Saeed, Osam bin Laden, Dawood Ibrahim, AR >Antulay etc etc who want to convert, kill innocents and protect terrorists in the name of Islam !!

    You are not thinking properly.

    How can a muslim blame a fellow muslim ?
    they are ready to blame a Kuffar at the smallest chance.
    Didnt koran say, do not befriend Infidels ?
    DIdnt koran say, All muslims are brothers ?

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    DUDE Reply:

    KORAN ALSO SAID TO MOCK AND KILL A JEW AT ANY OP!

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  • DUDE

    MAKE CONVERTING TO ISLAM ILLEGAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    MAKE A STAND PEOPLE! PUT PRESSURE ON THE INDIAN GOVERNMENT!

    GOD HELP ALL ABRAHAMIC RELIGIONS IF I WIN THE VOTE FOR NEXT KING / PRESIDENT / PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA!!!!!!!!!!!!

    PS. VOTE FOR DUDE!

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  • DUDE

    MR ZIA,

    I CHALLENGE YOU TO RECONVERT TO YOUR ANCESTRAL RELIGION!

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  • Akash

    Awww..poor baby..Wonder why he wants to go the land of the “Great Satan.”

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    Sam Reply:

    to spread the word of islam and to do Dawah..

    Will Zia ever write an article asking for same rights to Hindus/Christians in Saudi arabia ?

    if he is a true muslim, it is haraam for him to do that..

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  • syed

    @Dude
    “Vote for Dude”

    I hope you are not a minor standing for elections.
    :)

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    DUDE Reply:

    SIAD…….

    God help you if you are a mecca worshipper!

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    Rajeev Reply:

    Syed,
    Nice one :)

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  • Rahmath

    Got the link through a friend.wanted to share it with the sane people who visit this site and whose views i respect/////totally off topic….but then..most of the comments are :)

    http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/6WPeDZ/johnshore.com/2010/08/18/evangelicals-and-muslims-both-love-jesus/

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    L Mirza Reply:

    @Rahmath

    Interesting. While some are “perception” problems, we Muslims have to admit there are real, real problems, be introspective, and begin to correct. The correction mechanism, as you know, is non-existent. So, our challenge is to institute that mechanism.

    - If we like Jesus so much, how come KSA does not allow any Jesus mosques? Even worse, why did King Abdullah have to have his “inter faith conference” as a reconciliation tool in Spain instead of in Mecca or somewhere else in KSA?
    - If we like Jesus so much, how come we are discriminating in flood aid didtribution (in Pakistan)Yesterday’s Dawn reported that it is nothing new; Pakistanis always did this.
    - If we like Jesus and others so much, why are we killing Shias and Ahmadiyas and Christians (it is a minority of us, but unfortunately it comes under “we”)
    - USA did not care about who migrated, who visited etc till 9/11. Who caused the current restrictions including Zia’s visa rejection?
    - Europe welcomed Muslims from their formal colonies and neighboring countries in droves, giving them tons of benefits. Now, anti-Muslim right-wing parties are winning big time in elections in those countries. Why?
    - although the San Diego example may be true (moderates spoke, nobody listened or covered), why did our own Deobandi School take seven years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks to condemn radical Islamic terrorism? And when they did it, they did it in an ambiguoyus language.
    - Al Awliki has openly called for killing (innocent) Americans as the duty of Muslims. Has any body issued a fatwa against Al Awliki? Is it even possible?

    The list goes on. Ya, there are root causes; but the time to hide behind the so-called root causes is behind.

    We, Indian Muslims, are of a unique advantage and position to steer Islam away from the clutches of the Wahabi/arabic fanatics.

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    Rahmath Reply:

    @L mirza.

    what were you doing when all hese things were happening?????

    i meant it to be a light reading , for people who feel a little satisfied when they see something good but it was not meant for people who while looking at a rose see only the thorns.

    what does loving jesus have to do with any of the questions you asked.And why are you using the word “we”.
    either there are people who hate islam to madness or love islam to madness, where are the middle ones.their voice is crushed by the likes of these.

    i am never politically correct so i wont even attempt for it, but what is the use of being correct if it only makes the diference s grow,

    BY the way Jesus or Isa nabi has a prominent position in islam.and please make an attempt at making things better in the personal level.A group is made by a collection of individuals and it has to start with one person.Make a new “we”.

    If you yourself dont have faith that things can be better then all you will be able to do is rant and rave .I am sorry for the harshness but if i am fed up with people like sam and dude i am even more fed up with people like you.When you have the capability of making a difference you waste it in concentrating on how to pour cold water on someone elses attempt.

    About the visa restriction why cant zia just make a statistics on the visa granted and denied and stop the speculations once and for all.

    On the other hand, my father almost didnot pass customs check once because his name apparently matched with a wanted persns name….And it was for the middle east.

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    L Mirza Reply:

    @Rahmat

    Didnt mean to upset. I was using “love for Jesus’ referenced in the link, about this San Diego man (in that article) making perfectly right and immensely reasonable statements.

    You know it is one step forward and fifteen step backwards. People like Zia have the bully pulpit. He could have used his visa rejection to analyze what is different; why a society and government famous for its open embrace of all irrespective of country, religion is becoming a closed society. We continue to miss opportunities and always press the wrong button, digging deeper and deeper. Frustrating.

    Sam Reply:

    Zia’s writings are targeted for people who believe in victimhood.

    anything and everything in the world will be seen primarily from a religious muslim angle.

    whether Zia really believes in his writings, or just writes this fiction to get popular …who knows.

    shan Reply:

    @rahmath, blimey, I rememeber you posting in one of the earlier blogs(remember I called you ****** , then apologised when you said you would like to declare yourself as having no religious affiliation, are you the same rahmath who thanked dude because he said he is going to cook pizza for you). So what happened parental or boyfriend/husband pressure, such a regression to black hole of submission.

  • syed

    There is no god.
    But you have not answered my question.

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  • http://- Rajeev

    The number of terror plots (visible in media) has increased after Obama’s cairo speech..I am pretty sure that fundamentalists in Islamic world considered Obama’s speech as admission of west’s defeat at the hand of Islamic terrorists. Obama made that speech in good faith but muslims took it in totally different way.

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  • syed

    @Rajeev,
    Obama is trying to attack terrorism in a far deeper manner than anyone else. He knows that they get their followers from the “victimization” card which their handlers peddle & their impression that the west is always out to exploit the muslim world. He is basically trying to drain the cesspool in which terrorists breed.

    His cairo initiative is just one small part. The US has formally withdrawn from combat operations in Iraq (a powerful motivator for terrorists) and now he has forced Israel to start negotiating with Palestine again. His chances of success?? Well, if he can successfully implement healthcare reforms (which no other President had been able to) then he stands a fair chance here also.

    He is also trying to decrease his dependence on mideast oil (and make no mistake – energy independence for the US will go hand in hand with straightening out Saudi) through green initiatives such as shale gas (which is abundant in the US) wind & other sources- billions have been invested here.

    So lets see, but I for one have high hopes.

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    Rajeev Reply:

    I must admire your optimism..Come back to me when Iran is attacked under GOP rule after Obama.

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  • Jai Vaidya

    Obama’s Cairo speech was actually written by Imam Rauf of the ,this controversial Imam is leading the effort to build theGround zero Mosque.

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  • dEEPAK

    THIS IS UTTER ****. THERE MIGHT BE A BIAS AGAINST MUSLIMS IN INDIA AS WELL…YES, THERE IS….BUT YOU CANNOT LOOK AT THE WORLD AROUND YOU FROM THIS PERSPECTIVE ALONE….
    MY FIRST VISA REQUEST TO THE US WAS REJECTED…… MAY NAME WASNT KHAN…AND I MOVED IN.

    BUT WHAT ELSE DO YOU EXPECT WHEN YOU HAVE A BLOG CENTERED AROUND THIS SUBJECT ALONE.. A JOURNO HAS TO WRITE SOMETHING..

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  • Insaniat

    @Sam-Good Point raised, “I am Sam, I am not allowed in Mekkah” In fact I have afew findings, I wish to share with you all. Definitely, there are certain rituals of Islam that makes their generations more aggressive and blood thirsty. Its time for all Muslims, particularly in India because they have lived within a tolerent society of Hindus and Bodh Dharm followers. Muslims need to understand that in more liberal modern world with no food shortages, and full freedom to grow better ways and easier comfortable lifestyles. Muslims should change some of their rituals those make their generations more aggressive and blood-thirsty.
    If you people ready to know and want to be loved by other religion people. I would happily share with you all through this column. It will be good for their growth as well as growth of India too.

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    Arbaaz zain Reply:

    Tolarent society, what a joke..RSS, VHP, BJP are these factories of venom, dancing and growing on dead bodies of Muslims in india… Gujrat genocide and so on…

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    Sam Reply:

    So did RSS do the 9/11 or 26/11 terrorists events in other countries ?
    Did RSS kill 300 school children in Beslan, Russia ?
    Did RSS take over Makkah & Medinah for Islam from pre-islam arabs ?

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    The Sword Reply:

    If we are talking numbers … here they are … Justify them. And the numbers below are detahs not the property destruction and creation of refugees. Overall Indian hindus have killed more people in India than Indian Muslims. (And I am not even counting the Sikh riots since we are talking about the RSS)

    Deaths in 9/11 – about 4000+
    Deaths in 26/11 – about 200+ (Done by pakistani terrorists not Indian Muslims)

    Killed in response to 9/11 by US
    70000 and counting in Iraq
    100000 and counting in Afghanistan
    ————————-
    Deaths in Beslam – about 300

    Killed in Chechenya by russians before Beslam
    100000 and counting
    ————————————

    By RSS
    Killed Father of the nation
    Killed in Ayodhya and Bombay riots
    1000+

    In Godhra (Has been proven it was not because the muslims burning the compartment but from it burning from something inside. Even then let say for argument sake)
    60
    Killed in Gujrat riots in response to Godhra
    2000+

    abhi Reply:

    The problem is that you have a selective memory. You remeber about Ahmadabad but forget about Godhra.

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    abhi Reply:

    No you can’t (go to U.S.) and I will tell you why?
    Muslims will always be suspect as long as they do not condemn the highly discriminatory policies against the minorities of practically all the muslim majority countries in the world. In this interconnected world, this fight for secularism (and it IS a fight) is an international fight and the burden of this fight does not rest with any one (or two) communities only. We are all in it together! If some people want a musjid on the ground zero and a musjid in Ayodhya, but no Bamiyan in Afghanistan,that simply will not work.

    The Sword Reply:

    Here I stand as a muslim denouncing all countries which dont treat people equally and give them the same rights, Muslim or not. By the way most Muslim countries like Saudi, UAE etc. are actually dictatorships supported by India and other powers in their non-equal treatment. The better ones like Turkey and Malaysia are thriving democracies.

    Now will you condemn all the political parties who kill in the name of religion like the BJP (RSS’s political wing) and the Shiv Sena? Because this also will not work that you condemn when muslims kill but not when hindus kill.

    abbas Reply:

    @sword-I wonder If you even know how many muslims countries are patient enough to have democracy? do you know the number? less than 4 out of 53. So what does that tell? you seem to be totally influenced by religion over nationhood.pitiable!

    The Sword Reply:

    Godhra was done by some bad elements in society and Gujrat was state sponsored with enough proof to connect it to the home minister of gujrat. Thats the difference.

    The Sword Reply:

    Can you name some rituals which make muslims more aggressive and blood-thirsty?

    As for non-muslims not allowed in Mecca and Medina. That is because muslims dont want idols placed in those holy areas. According to Islam a non-muslim should be allowed to practice their religion the way the see fit. And that cannot be done in those two holy places. Even hindus dont allow muslims to come to some of their temples. That does not prove anything.

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    My thought Reply:

    Excuse my limited knowledge about this but being born and raised in India; I have really not come across any Hindu temple so far that restricts Muslims to enter in it. Not even the main teerth for Hindus – Gangotri, Yamnotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. I have never seen these places taking any identifications before one can get into them.
    What temples are we really talking about here that does not allow Muslims? because if this really happens; Its a shame (same as non-muslims not allowed in Mecca and Medina)

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  • shiuli

    Wah Zia Saab, you cry out loud only when your tail gets crushed!
    Unfortunately “The good writer seems to be writing about himself, but has his eye always on that thread of the Universe which runs through himself and all things.”
    Have you started thinking now that the religion called Islam, why is under fire? Would appreciate your insights on it.

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  • shiuli

    @ Insaniat, to begin with start being upright and not hide behind assumed names!

    This is the basic problem with you people, you’ll grab the opportunity to give advice but when it comes to follow, you’ll are no way in the picture. Then you hide behind your religion and faith and say that it is uppermost even bigger than a “Nation”.

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    Shakil Ahamed Reply:

    Dear
    you have no religious believe how can you comment on religious believe first you need to learn what is a religion.

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    Shiuli Reply:

    Here he goes again……..

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  • K. Poornachandra Rao

    Ariyawathe
    I have studied the case of Ms. Ariyawathe, the Sri Lankan maid, presently undergoing medical treatment in Sri Lanka. Within the next 10-12 days, I hope to travel to Sri Lanka., along with a team of 4 Doctors of repute from Apollo Hospitals. I will meet Ms. Ariyawathe, and record her story. I will be taking my wife along, so that Ms. Ariyawathe opens her heart and tells us all – the torture she was made to endure. From preliminary reports gathered and complaint lodged, it seems this poor woman was raped by 3 generations. Her (approx) 60 year old sponsor, his 40 yr old son, and two 20 year old grandsons ! All day she was made to work as a robot., and all nite male members of the sponsor’s family would force themselves upon her, one after another. At times, 5 men raped her in one single night. The 2nd Caliph of early Mohammedan Islam Abu Bakr Siddik had abolished “slavery” ; but unfortunately “voluntary slavery” seems to have returned with a bang. Holding someone’s passport is a CRIME under Geneva Convention., but expatriates do not have their Passports in their possession. Their passports are taken away as if to convey they are now held “hostage”. We know what is going on inside the Middle East and how they treat expatriates. Moral Policing keeping them under the scanner 24×7. No freedom even to wear clothes of one’s choice, or style one’s hair the way one likes it. A poor expatriate boy is not allowed to grow long hair., as looking good is the prerogative of a rich Saudi boy ! There is peace on the ground – but it is peace of the graveyard – and an air full of an impending fear ! As if Qayamat itself is due any moment.

    If it is so bad., why do expatriates still come ? If it was is so bad, why the hell don’t they leave ? There are enough poor people in this world to serve the Arabs for the next 200 years. This mindset is tantamount to acknowledge that things are indeed “bad”., but any attempt to expose the truth will invite censure !

    The locale is Sri Lanka, Mumbai (games played by Visa Brokers / Travel Agencies), and once the script is ready in 45 days, we shall start filming the movie. Yes. I have decided to make a ovie on Ariyawathe. We have started working on the script already, along with lyrics for the songs… The movie will be in Hindi, (dubbed in Tamil & Telugu ) with titles in English and French. I hope to release this quickie, shot in one 4-month schedule by June 2011.

    Why am I telling you this ? To let you know that “enough is enough” and hatred begets hatred. The land of Islam is in reality, the land of Abu Jahal today.

    K. Poornachandra Rao – Cine Director.

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    syed Reply:

    Very good step indeed. Enough is enough.

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    farid Reply:

    ———Abu Bakar was the First Calif—-

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    Shakil Ahamed Reply:

    I really appreciate your comment. you are quite near the fact. But you still missing the fact that in case of Zia racism and nationality is also a big cause while in case of Ariya Humanity. That is far worse than Zia case and have different affect on society. In case of Ariya all feel sorrow but in case of Zia you are laughing and targeting Islam and some says that this is because Muslim did so in the past great dear it is sense great, great.

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    Sam Reply:

    Why should US not do more “investigation” for Muslims before giving Visa ?

    Please tell us why ?

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    umar Reply:

    @ K. Poornachandra Rao says:
    Brother you have raised good points…..im living in uae …such kind of cases happen here ,but very very rare…..the case u have described is a human rights voilation done by some ********….
    And about the passports :the employer sponser the employees and brings them to his country ,spends around 5000 riyals (4900 uae dirhms) for visa ,immigration,medical and oll….so for his security he takes the passport and prevents them to travel without his permission.. Itz obvious ..if u r putting ur money in some project u need security for that…. passports are held by private companies only…govt companies dnt take the passports ….and it depends on the company policy…..
    I strongly condemn the incident and at the same time advice u to compare the molestations and rapes happend in india and other parts of the world with KSA and other adjescent countries(middle east)….women are very well treated here ….
    and kindly post the figures about that how many expats are received per day in middle east….!!!

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    tom Reply:

    That is the whole problem Umar. You consider human rights as a comodity- be it an “investment” in a slave or “leashing women”. Who is someone to take my rights.

    You illitracy has made a mess of such a beautiful religion. I ask you just one question and I’ll rest my case – Why does Islam have a problem with every other religion and country in the world? ..be it christians, jews, hindus, sikhs or chechniya, afganistan, iraq, pakistan, india. The only other conflict I can think of in recent times outside of islamic world is perhaps Russian occupation of Georgia.

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    farid Reply:

    —- why there was a fight between— CATHOLIC CHRISTIAN AND PROTESTANT CHRISTIANS IN IRELAND— WHY IN BASK IN SPAIN—-?

    umar Reply:

    Dear tom:
    Brother I just put the figures and comparisons for those persons who feel islam exploits the rights of women…..
    itz not islam itz some antisocial elements/some swine humans….
    rest from ur literacy point of view u might know the facts and figures…..

    The Sword Reply:

    I totally agree with you here that this is just inhumane. And they are as representative of Islam as the RSS terrorists who very happily said we raped and killed muslim woman on tape in gujrat are representative of hinduism. Islam and hinduism dont teach these things but this does not mean hindus and muslims dont do it. The problem is people like you say Islam is bad when a muslim does it but say the person is bad when a hindu does it. And I dont think that is fair or is it?

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  • http://mediacrooks.blogspot.com Ravinar

    Here’s a piece of advice for you Mr. Haq – Change your name and religion. Maybe you will see justice after that. Having noticed that you cheered when Narendra Modi was denied a US visa (which incidentally he had not even applied for) I am surprised at your cribbing for being denied one. Instead of questioning America’s morals you must start by questioning the morals of Islam itself. You also have the luxury of writing in the columns of a national newspaper’s blog, which other people who have their visa applications rejected don’t! Are muslims a threat to America? No, they are a threat to the whole world. You just have to see your brothers walking around with violence-encouraging posters, banners and placards all over the world. You are the only religion and community that pronounces death to human beings for voicing their opinions. Your brothers pronounce “fatwas” as if they are singing sweet lullabyes. Look inward instead of moralising others

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    Rajeev Reply:

    I don’t think Haq should change his religion or the name..the thing he needs to change is his MINDSET.

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    Sam Reply:

    If Zia is convinced he is discriminated, changing religion is an option.

    Can he do it ?

    Of course Muslims see discrimination everywhere (even if non-existent) …

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    The Sword Reply:

    I am a muslim who has been told to celebrate my independence day on the 14th with Pakistan and this is after my family members have served in the defence force on every border of India. I have heard my own manager saying he is not calling people for interviews because all the resumes are of muslims. But if you say there is no discrimination then I have to believe it isint it? 99% of people I have in contact with are great and for the 1% who are not …. well who cares. As the Indian economy opens it will be merit that will rule the workplace and not who you know. Ever wondered why muslims are over representated in fields like sports and movies and not other places like the your office. guess because it is not easy to hide a failure there.

    shiuli Reply:

    Rajeev, changing Mindset, is a very difficult task. It requires great will power. By reading particularly this blog post of Mr.Zia Haq, one thing is clear that Zia is not different.,though that may have been his desire. But thoughts and habits die hard!

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    The Sword Reply:

    Well by your standards there was nothing wrong with Hitler as well. the jews should have just changed their religion and name and there would not have been a problem. And if you are doing something that is racist and biased then accept yes we are biased. If you want to compare America to Saudi then fine. Say America is a kingdom where the rule of law is that the King can do what they want. Dont do this ruse of having a democracy and have the moral high ground. All the places where we currently have issue is because western powers have supported kings, dictators or feudal lords in the past. From Iraq, Afghanistan to Saudi they have all had interferances from America and its allies. Like they say doosre ke liye gadha khodo ge toh usme khud hi gir jaooge.

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  • Rishi

    Good for US ZIA cant go to the USA!!

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  • DUDE

    TODAYS UPDATE;

    VOTE FOR DUDE FOR NEXT PRESIDENT / KING / PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA…………..

    FOR A ISLAM FREE INDIA………

    VOTE FOR DUDE…………DUDE CARES

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  • http://www.yahoo.in siraj

    well ! getting visa is not a point. if , Mr. Zia will change the minset, people will be started getting visa. we are flying to other countray. what we thinhk is not matter, waht Mr Obama think its matter.
    its is fact every muslim are not Atankwadi but some of the muslim orgnisation are taking the responbilty of voilent /blast point the finger toward the muslim community. due to handpicked voilentic people entaire muslim community is subject matter of debate.

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  • Shiuli

    A question to Zia, what’s your insight on Degnga riots in 24 paragana-West Bengal? or is it you are stil sulking with your denial-entry to US?

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  • Rahmath

    totally out of topic but a nice piece

    http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/extraordinaryissue/entry/a-father-who-failed

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    shan Reply:

    @Rahmath, thanks, wonderful article.Now a little postscript. Pritish Nandi is bangalee, thus inevitable that he should be a poet, only that he wrote in english. Had a quite colourful (by my standard) life so far girlfriends are concerned. Rumour has it that his then girlfriend mallika sarabhai had slapped him (sorry dont know the reason), and he proposed to the actress rakhi after she was divorced , but was turned down. Oh yes incredible for a bengalee became right wing and was nominated to ragya sabha by none other than shiv sena. This however does not anyway diminsh the quality of the article you mentioned.

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    Rahmath Reply:

    @ shan

    you amaze me again and again and again..i dont care what he is.What he wrote was bueatiful and true.You amaze me and i promise you its not a compliment.

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    shan Reply:

    @Rahmath, you do not amaze me any more, perhaps my first impression and instinct was right. Pease read carefully , the opening sentence and the last line. You have a very limited mind and THAT IS A COMPLIMENT.

    Rahmath Reply:

    @ shan
    forgive me for not being explicit to you.i was amazed at your capability to not appreciate something without finding out what and all can be wrong with something which may or maynot be related to the subject.And do you stop at that.no you have to tell how sick someone is.INfact you have to see the negative in something so thoroughly THAT i am amazed.i would rather have a limited mind ..thankyou.it is a compliment as it comes from you.

    congratulations …you have initiated me to your club of negative attitude.

  • Rahmath

    @ shan

    apologies…

    i should not have reacted to the first comment in the first place.well until i find something nice to read …….bye take care

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  • Jindal

    A trait that I find more common among Muslims is a total lack of research of their own scriptures before brandishing it out as the only religion of truth. Some don’t say it but that’s what they believe – as the Quran says so. I suggest that you first thoroughly check out what Islam is by checking out erudite content from this entire site: http://www.faithfreedom.org/Articles.htm

    Stats available on Wikipedia suggest that the Indian subcontinent gives much higher importance to religion but has a lower average IQ than say countries in the pacific. I don’t think this is genetic, but rather a correlation between higher IQs and agnosticism + education.

    If I were you, I would blog about how to make India a better place in the 21st century as against being hung up on meaningless blabber about your odd name which is perhaps no more than an outcome of your own choices.

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    shan Reply:

    @Jindal, well said

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    The Sword Reply:

    Lets talk about commonalities before we talk differences. Islam says there is only one God (I will not quote because you wont be interested) and so does hinduism (I will give the reference because I know you dont think so). Also Islam says God has no figure and do not pray to idols and so does hinduism according to the vedas. Do you refute the above statemets?

    Reference
    “Ekam evadvitiyam”
    “He is One only without a second.”
    [Chandogya Upanishad 6:2:1]1

    “na tasya pratima asti
    “There is no image of Him.”
    [Yajurveda 32:3]5

    “Andhatama pravishanti ye asambhuti mupaste”
    “They enter darkness, those who worship the natural elements” (Air, Water, Fire, etc.). “They sink deeper in darkness, those who worship sambhuti.”
    [Yajurveda 40:9]7
    Sambhuti means created things, for example table, chair, idol, etc.

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  • DUDE

    TODAYS UPDATE;

    VOTE FOR DUDE FOR NEXT PRESIDENT / KING / PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA…………..

    FOR A ISLAM FREE INDIA………

    VOTE FOR DUDE…………DUDE CARES

    ………… oh

    You stupid hinuds, buddists, sikhs who eat halal meat around the world, shame on you!!!!!
    Why eat something that is anonymouse with islam and its bullcrap?

    Promote JHATKA MEAT…….the real meat that you should eat if your a a non veg hindu/buddist/sikh/jain……Promote this, teach your kids to not accept halal or kosher bollocks!

    Teach them the JHATKA WAY……THE CLEAN ONE SWIFT STRIKE OF THE BLADE TO KILL THE ANIMAL WHOM WILL FEEL NO PAIN!
    Have respect for the animal, as oppose to the halal muslim way where they torture the animal draining its blood whilst alive!
    disgrace!

    shame on you if you eat halal!

    preserve your own traditions don’t be fooled by islamic propaganda…you do not have to bend over backwards, catering for their needs all the time! these islamites teach their kids from early age only to eat halal! you think thier microscopic brains sway from this? NOOO!

    WAKE UP EAT JHATKA PRESERVE YOUR TRADITION, RESPECT THE ANIMAL, TEACH YOUR KIDS FROM EARLY AGE!

    VOTE FOR DUDE!

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  • Raj Bhatti

    Why don’t you go to Pakistan, Bengladesh, Iran, etc… Why you want to go to US where they beleive in secularism? Go to Allah’s own countries.

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    Sam Reply:

    Muslims are trying to prosletize others …
    so they have to go to Hindu, Christian countries and simultaneously not allow others for building temples or churches..

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    abhi Reply:

    islam does not APPEAR to be a religion which behaves like a peace movement (Maybe it is, but it does not appear to be so) . It appears to be a world conquering political movement! Much like any other imperialistic movement. Should we all watch out?

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    Kavitha Reply:

    @ Sam, have you ever come across real situation. please let me know. don’t talk about Babri Masjid and Ram Lalla temple because this was a political gain every one knows. i live here too and trust me i have done enough research on what i speak. i have no love for any religion but as they all say if mosques, temples and churches where to make faith stronger and god was be around. then do you really think so many religions would have existed. not today but from the very first human, it was clear that nothing in this world can ever be justified by GOD. it is you and i who will show people what we can do. all said and done, who builds these religious places and why….

    Have you ever found out. please do that… just boost their ego and gain people support they do this. just going there for keeping our faith is our choice no one ever asked you to. there is no country safe for any religion that is not majority stake holder of its wealth and power there. look at Jews, they run the house in America, as much Americans hate it, they can do nothing about it. Jews protected their faith holding power to the ransom which was their right any ways and was denied to them, so no fun in discussing.

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    The Sword Reply:

    None of these countries are truly islamic including Saudi. The most obvious thing you can see that everyone is not treated equally and is the basis in Islam. And the best part is when muslims raise their voice against these dictatorships the western powers pay no heed as it suits them just fine till the king/dictator is doing what they want.

    As for conversions…. it is very clear in Islam that I dont have to convert anyone. Lakum dinakum waliya deen (Your religion for you and mine for me). Passing the knowledge is mandatory though. So I have to tell everyone there is only one God. Whether you believe it or not is not my problem. Atleast tomorrow when you are judged you cannot say I was never told about this. It is like me saying dont steal it is illegal compared to me tying you up so you cant steal.

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  • Sankar

    I agree that the system had not been fair to Zia and so many muslims in refusing US visa.

    This is not the price of a sin by a certain bin ladin or an another individual. This is the price of a PASSIVE SIN of not coming out against bin ladins openly by right thinking muslims. I come across very few fair minded opinions from muslims sounded, the others may have fair minded opinions but they are not sounding it out. They should take a position and say they disagree with bin ladins. Pl come out say we want to live with the world that way it is – christians, hindus, buddhists.

    Finally I don’t think islam has a given a KPI or a conversion quota to get everyone converted to islam. Why not accept and respect other religions?

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  • Abhishek

    Some fundamentalist and illiterate sounding muslim bloke (as is mostly the case) here was lambasting RSS, VHP etc for their terrorist activities (Ha!)..I would like to know what he thinks of the STUDENTS (really??) ISLAMIC MOVEMENT OF INDIA (SIMI)..whose only purpose is to flush the minds of young unsuspecting youth and spread terror…SRK being frisked in US…why not? why shouldn’t he be frisked..is he God? A country that has borne the brunt of terror attacks by muslims will, and should, take extra precautions…India is a great country where minorities have a say..and are a part of decision making..Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh are great examples of this…can you picture this scenario in muslim dominated country (like our dear neighbor Pakistan)…I have been to the US many times..and I know that most brown-skinned people (like us Asians) are screened with extra care and attention while at airports..so be it…its their country..they have their own rules…nobody should complain..neither do I..and I am a Hindu Brahmin..not a Muslim…so please dont throw a fit over unnecessary things and get on with your job.

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    abhi Reply:

    Why blame “Some fundamentalist and illiterate sounding muslim bloke”? Guess who was comparing RSS with SIMI the other day?

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    The Sword Reply:

    Hahaha … so you are an illiterate and a fundamentalist if you say that RSS acts like a front for a terrorist group. Well then by the same standard anyone who calls LeT a terrorist group is a hindu illiterate fundamentalist. The RSS’s hand was in the murder of the father of the nation. What bigger terrorist act can you think of. BJP is their political wing and VHP and Bajrang Dal are their goonda wings. They go around breaking shops every valentine day, but I guess that is not terrorism. The sanyasin who was caught in the MP mosque bombing case was connected to RSS as well. The guy who burned the Australian missionary with his two young sons was from the Bajrang Dal and so were others who burned churches and raped nuns, but that was not terrorism. What about riots from Ayodha, Mumbai, Gujrat they were not acts of terrorism. More people have been killed (of all religions) by the RSS inspired acts of terorism than foreign acts of terrorism. LeT has been created by Pakistan for one reason… to cause trouble in Pakistan. It is good to see that atleast people now get that. It has got nothing to do with majority peace living muslims in the same way as majority of hindus dont have anything to the terrorist activities of the RSS and their pseudo umbrella groups like the VHP, Bajrang dal etc.

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    Kavitha Reply:

    hahahahaha.. then why are you talking about a religion yourself….

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  • Rational Thinker

    Visas are denied to thousands and thousands. Haq jumped to the conclusion that it is due to his religion. Most likely it has nothing to do with his religion. The US has allowed millions of Muslims to settle in the US and visit.
    It is possible that it may be due to his name and further checking is needed to make sure he is not a troublemaker. That is prudent as Muslims have killed and terrorized for all the centuries of their existence and Muslims are fighting with everyone and including among themselves and killing their own minorities.
    Haq should spend some time introspecting and then reforming his people. Once it is done, Muslims will be welcome everywhere.

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    sheikh Reply:

    All religions in this world respected. Ask yourself who is world class terrorist so do you aspect to get visa easily so we have to think why us restricted visa for certain people only.

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  • http://www.Convey1001.com Fantastic007

    Hey Every one how are you doinging. hope you are haveing a wonderful day

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  • Abu Ahmed

    In the Quran, God says that He is with those who remain patient (under any circumstances). No where in the Quran did He say that He is with those who perform ritual prayers or religious rites. Patience in poverty, sickness, adversity, anger, pain and pleasure is the key to maintain one’s calm which would lead to happiness. Being patient under any circumstance does not mean remaining inactive, unresponsive or a passive surrender of course; patience is a restraining and calming measure to maintain our cool and be calm under any situation.

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  • ujjal

    There could be reasons some genuine some not so genuine delaying the service, for that a simple solution may come in the form of a courtesy car for use during the service. I wonder if that is not the case back home(my former)?

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  • dream77boy

    I feel sorry for the young lady there but she probably knows that in Delhi, a city where there is no such thing as kind attitude, good customer service or even the tameez to talk properly to anyone, one cannot expect anything else! People in this city are probably the most cold hearted I have seen and experienced. I had a similar incident in Delhi when my dad bought his first car – a hyundai a couple of years back.
    Thank goodness that I do not live in this city anymore. Its probably best if one is insulated from the chors in this city by being extremely rich so that you do not personally experience such incidents, as one can pay out for almost anything and get things done in a very efficient manner.
    Poor us middle classes!!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/karan.monga.10 Karan Monga

    always buy tata

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  • aj

    how can u expect the company to fill up ur tank… y will they.. u know the service station is far and person is supposed to come pick it up, so u need to keep the tank full… i thought there would be sm big misdoings by company to warrant an article but i didnt find anything big a miss…

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  • Gj

    This lady is an idiot and a princess. Did Nissan cause the accident? Did they choose which part of the city this accident happened? Did you nit know where the dealership is located when you bought the car? Consequently, why did you not familiarize yourself about servicing location etc earlier? Prime spaces in metros are at a premium. Should they build showrooms in the outskirts next to the workshops? Or vice versa?
    Law of the land, and insurance process does need inspection, appraisal and approval before insurance company will authorize work. Do you expect everyone to stop their work, and only work on flaming you down and working on your car?
    Supply chain logistics is a huge Industry, and is a finite not not exact science. Do you think those two doors should have been ready by the time you dropped the damaged car off? Are you serious?
    You are hyperventilating after getting into a freak accident, but expect them to be counselors and psychiatrists? “please calm down…” why can’t you calm yourself down, you are a grown woman who is almost 30 years old. Moron.
    Servicing: who should pay the cost of petrol for taking your car, and dropping it back off to you? Dealer? Or you? If they included such costs at a flat rate, you would then ***** about over charging…
    Grow up. You cannot buy class by buying a car. Your lack of maturity and false ego are apparent, as is the absence of a slap that your father should have delivered to you at age 15.
    Your emotions are your problem, it does not mean that the world is a bad place, or that everyone is out to screw you over. Hope you never are a customer of a worthy brand like Nissan. Btw, my first car was a Nissan too, in 1998. Great brand, superior quality, and I kept it for 9 years.

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  • Pseudip

    I can imagine that upon buying ones first car – there may be a LOT of expectations one has; but I am afraid that the lady expected too much. I own couple of very expensive German cars, and even they do not give a free fill up of fuel upon servicing. It is not nissan; you would struggle to find ANY car company selling sub-10L rs cars that will give the lady the service she was expecting – “please be calm – I know you are stressed but we will take care of everything” etc. Getting an insurance agent to come over do an audit and change 2 entire doors can easily take a week! It would seem that the only thing Nissan is at fault for here is having its service station too far. In fact the only unpardonable I read was someone charging her 1000 bucks for correcting a scratch

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  • Sanjeev Srivastava

    Lady,
    1. Yes it takes a week to replace 2 doors in a car. Especially when the insurance agent has to come and inspect the damage and approve the claim.
    2. I appreciate your point regarding the distance but you should appreciate that they sent a guy to pick your up car.
    3. Regarding the empty tank, its unreasonable to demand that they refill your tank. I am sure that they would like to delight all their customers but not at the cost of bankrupting their business!!

    Your experience highlights the inefficiencies and cost of doing business in India.

    Nissan should have more service stations or have a set of “Approved” shops in various neighborhoods in Delhi.
    Last but not the least, drive safely!!

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  • Jaggi

    1./ The car was apparently Ok for design and features.
    2./ She had an accident.
    3./ After an accident she wants the workshop to come and pick up the car?
    4./ If you think they gave bad service, then try the same trick with Maruti — see what response you get.
    5./ Empty tank after servicing — that is a no-no. Most car cos. do a dipstick check of the tank before and after servicing. Here the service centre was at fault.

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  • french

    Stop crying…and get on with your pathetic life/car…

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  • Kool

    Maybe their new social media monitoring team from Defiance will notice this and inform Nissan. Lets see how competent is thier social media monitoring team.

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  • Nilofer

    Life in America is very hard. Traffic from maryland to DC, oh my!!I its crazy.

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  • Sammy

    Islam doesn’t preach peace at all. It’s a religion which promotes violence. Why do you blow the planes away and plant bombs everywhere if Allah is gonna punish them himself. Why does he need your help?

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    Kavitha Reply:

    since you and i are not from it.. we dont know @ sammy, we are hungry for gossip and hatred of some kind and we are fed very well by the west and media around the world. hahahaha you are very well informed of events and religion … great

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  • Sammy

    They have only responded to set examples that Muslims can’t mess with USA. if you do more of such pathetic acts which you are doing, other Muslim counties will follow the same future.

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  • Amerigramma

    Muslims killed at least 1000 times more muslims in Iraq and Afghanistan. Muslims just don’t seem to know how to stop the hating and killing of each other and anyone else they constantly get angry with. They are extremely unpredictable. There are countless cases of Muslims that were awarded visas that ended up ploting against the U.S., G.B. Spain and other European countries. It is also because the “moderates” don’t speak out against all of the violence very much. In Islam is it sanctioned that it is ok to lie to “infedels”. So how do any of you expect to ever be trusted? Many people from many countries, faiths and backgrounds are denied visas, not just Muslims. We just can’t afford to let every single person in all at once that want to come. We just can’t afford to let people in without checking out their backgrounds. Even the Muslims here want to feel safe here. We are just trying to keep everyone here safe. BTW, Islamic countries are way more discriminatory than western countries. We all know that.

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    Kavitha Reply:

    Islamic countries are way more discriminatory than western countries. for that matter any country that has diplomatic ties with US or french will have these reservations.

    Just so that you are educated. CIA, French, KGB and other agencies have so much money and they visit all the countries (Muslim countries as of today), which is economically backward and weapon wise not so strong and politically not united. to plot everything that is done. Forget Muslims no one can ever kill any one without a reason like money or wealth. even a small time criminal feels bad for what he does, if you do not know visit any of our own places you would know. Ask either of these to fight China or Japan with these Aids they offer. they will be thrown out in no time including the most powerful CIA. its more powerful than all governments of all developed countries put together. because there is no face and tons loads of unaccounted currencies/money. and trust me its not the taxpayers many. it is something else. none of our business yet.

    So Afghanistan, Iran, Somalia, and i can go on with the list its not a fight for anything but for Oil giants (Corporates), Making Bases, experimenting weapons built by their scientists. making their soldiers train and more importantly, huge money is made by the diplomats and bureaucratic agencies in both sides. you and i are only a objects that can be used for all of the above.

    It is we who make these people stronger and make them believe that we will believe everything that is said in the news and done by them as justice. god knows when will we wake up for a reality check.

    it does not take great deal of studies to understand motives of any one who instigates or does things like this. did you ever realize why are these fools fighting amongst themselves,. for once don’t think with religion and try otherwise. human brain is trained to look for it it needs than for what it is. so i leave that to you.

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  • Dr.Raj

    better be safe than be sorry.

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  • Dr.Raj

    yeah the same book also says to “go forth and destroy the unbelievers” . The book if you look at it is a book of contracdictions for a simple reader, but for some one who has gone through the history, one can say that he was no better than a simple war lord who fed his stomach by looting caravans, killing travelers and selling their women and kids to slavery.

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    Kavitha Reply:

    Dr. Raj, do you really think that a religion ever has mattered in the content of discussion. religion is the most sacred of an individual, it his belief, it is he (the individual) who will decide the good and the bad of it. it is not a matter of public acceptance.

    if this book does , so does others, after i read what you have written it only says that you have no knowledge over other books including the basics as doctorate wherein it is taught to you that patients place their trust on you because they are convinced of what you have explained them. it is not taught to them.

    please stop making the religion a victim wherein any educated (literate), mentally NOT challenged would know that all of that happens any where is political, bureaucratic conflict and their personal interest and lust for power. nothing more.

    Do you know, like in any event there are event managers and vendors. similarly there are vendors and managers in crisis. its nothing personal but pure business. am sure its hard for you to believe. but whenever you come across a riot, a protest, a crisis, an outrage, an attack, a cold war, or even a regular war in the country. its perfectly planned and systematically agreed by both sides and there are many other parties looking out for performance of these two. sometimes there is only one who wants to do this and display the power to gain monitory benefits or powerful agreements. and as usual religion is a scape goat.

    Today it is religion, tomorrow something else. and is such a petty that. in today world where human kind has done so much advancement. every one is given their due credit for doing so is literally insecure. and blames every one but for himself.

    Am so ashamed that humanity has no meaning in our country wherein doctors who are to be saving life indiscriminately are of this nature. not sure what the future holds.

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  • camilla

    It is cold war. All countries suffer from Muslim violence. We have the reasons to stop Muslim immigration. I don’t know why they still trade with Muslims on International level. Muslims you hate us, we are white pigs, don’t talk with us then, don’t socialise with us, don’t ask visas to our countries.

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  • Kavitha

    @9f840465c98d8aa62df8f2989168210c:disqus,If things were to happen exactly what you said, then do you think we should be discussing what we are doing now. we all need to show the conduct of who we are. today we are discussing this because none of you guys have shown unity none of Muslim countries have come to defend their own. Do You have money , power, or and agency like CIA. if not build them. don’t leave every thing on god., as per Islam your life is a test. not only for patience but also to develop yourself economically, politically, socially. today everyone likes America or any western country.. it is because they were able to come together whenever in need. which you all failed to do.

    Anyways that’s none of my business. but let me tell you not only for america but even in India if you were to gain trust, you must display fair character and be united. otherwise, we will continue such discussions……….

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  • oluwatoba

    hello sir, so sorry about your case. But there is no cause for alarm. Administrative processing is done when the embassy wants to confirm the information you gave them, due to the influx of applicants the time ranges from 1-4 weeks. I have been in this situation before but mine lasted for just two(2) weeks. Thank God!.

    You should not contact the embasy until they call you, and please pray to God to make the process fast. That was i did and i got a quick response. Good luck

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