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मित्र राष्ट्रों के हिन्दू-सिख समाज की मदद भी करे भारत सरकार

(अमृत पाल सिंघ ‘अमृत’)

मित्रतापूर्ण सम्बन्धों को बढ़ावा देने के लिये हमारी केन्द्रीय सरकार ने साल 2014 से लेकर जनवरी, 2018 के बीच अफ़ग़ानिस्तान को 2,088 करोड़ रुपये और श्रीलंका को 1,025 करोड़ रुपये दिये हैं।

मित्र राष्ट्रों की मदद करना बहुत अच्छी बात है। सरकार के इस क़दम की मैं प्रशंसा करता हूँ।

भारत एक बहुत बड़ा देश है, जो आर्थिक तौर पर बहुत तेज़ी से उभर कर विश्व के सामने आया है। हम दुनिया की पांच बड़ी सेनाओं में से एक हैं। हम सबसे ज़्यादा आबादी वाले मुल्क़ों में से एक हैं। हम विविध संस्कृतियों और भाषाओं वाला देश हैं।

जब भी विश्व में कहीं भी हिन्दू, जैन, सिख सम्प्रदायों की बात होती है, तो भारत का भी ज़िक्र आ जाता है। यह स्वाभाविक है। ऐसा इसलिये है, क्योंकि हमारा यह देश हिन्दू, जैन, सिख सम्प्रदायों की मातृभूमि (homeland) है। हमारे संविधान के सेक्युलर होने के बावजूद हमारे भारत की यह विश्व भर में एक विशेष पहचान है। यह एक तथ्य है। कोई इस तथ्य को नापसन्द तो कर सकता है, लेकिन झुठला नहीं सकता।

हिन्दू, जैन, सिख सम्प्रदायों की मातृभूमि (homeland) होने की वजह से भारत की इन सम्प्रदायों के उन लोगों के प्रति एक विशेष ज़िम्मेदारी भी बनती है, जो कहीं विदेश में अपने सम्प्रदाय की वजह से ज़ुल्म का शिकार बनते हैं। उनको ज़ुल्मों से बचाने के लिये असरदार क़दम उठाना भारत सरकार की नैतिक ज़िम्मेदारी है।

अफ़ग़ानिस्तान में लम्बे समय से चल रहे गृहयुद्ध की वजह से वहाँ के हिन्दू-सिख समाज को बहुत ज़ुल्मों का शिकार होना पड़ा है। हज़ारों अफ़ग़ान हिन्दू-सिख परिवार अफ़ग़ानिस्तान में अपने घरों को छोड़कर विदेशों में जाने के लिये मजबूर हो गये हैं। जैसा कि स्वाभाविक ही है, बहुत सारे अफ़ग़ान हिन्दू-सिख परिवार भारत में भी आये हैं। इनमें बहुत ऐसे हैं, जिनको अभी तक भारतीय नागरिकता नहीं मिल सकी है।

जो बहुत थोड़े-से हिन्दू-सिख अभी भी अफ़ग़ानिस्तान में रह रहे हैं, उनकी हालत बहुत बुरी है।

ख़ानाजंगी का सामना कर रहे अफ़ग़ानिस्तान के पुनर्निर्माण के लिये भारत समेत कई देशों ने बहुत बड़ी आर्थिक मदद दी है। यह एक अच्छी बात है। लेकिन इसका एक पक्ष यह भी है कि अफ़ग़ान लोगों की मदद के लिये दिये जा रहे इस धन का कोई विशेष प्रयोग अफ़ग़ान हिन्दुओं, सिखों पर नहीं किया जा रहा, जबकि यह सबसे छोटा अफ़ग़ान अल्पसंख्यक समुदाय ही सबसे ज़्यादा नफ़रत का शिकार बना है।

हम अमेरिका जैसे मुल्क़ों से तो यह उम्मीद नहीं कर सकते कि अफ़ग़ानिस्तान को आर्थिक मदद देते वक़्त वे अफ़ग़ान हिन्दू-सिख समाज का विशेष तौर पर ध्यान रखें, लेकिन भारत सरकार से तो हमें यह उम्मीद रखनी चाहिये कि अफ़ग़ान हिन्दू-सिख समाज का विशेष तौर पर ध्यान रखा जाये।

भारत सरकार जब अफ़ग़ानिस्तान सरकार को किसी भी प्रकार की मदद दे, तो उसके साथ यह शर्त भी हो कि अफ़ग़ानिस्तान में रह रहे हिन्दुओं-सिखों की सुरक्षा हो। अफ़ग़ानिस्तान सरकार को आर्थिक मदद देते वक़्त उस धन का एक निश्चित हिस्सा अफ़ग़ान हिन्दू-सिख समाज की भलाई पर भी ख़र्च हो। अफ़ग़ानिस्तान सरकार को दी जा रही आर्थिक मदद का एक हिस्सा ज़रूरी तौर पर उन अफ़ग़ान हिन्दुओं-सिखों पर भी ख़र्च हो, जो भारत में रह रहे हैं।

साल 2014 से अब तक जो तक़रीबन 2,088 करोड़ रुपये अफ़ग़ानिस्तान को दिये गये हैं, अगर उसका बीस प्रतिशत भी अफ़ग़ान हिन्दुओं-सिखों पर ख़र्च किया जाता, तो उनकी बड़ी समस्याओं का समाधान किया जा सकता था।

भारत सरकार ने श्रीलंका सरकार को भी 2014 से अब तक 1,025 करोड़ रुपये दिये हैं। अफ़ग़ानिस्तान की तरह श्रीलंका से भी हिन्दू शरणार्थी भारत आये हैं। जो मेरा सुझाव अफ़ग़ानिस्तान के लिये है, वही सुझाव श्रीलंका के लिये भी है। श्रीलंका को दी जाने वाली आर्थिक मदद का एक निश्चित हिस्सा श्रीलंकाई हिन्दुओं पर ख़र्च होना चाहिये। श्रीलंका को दी जाने वाली आर्थिक मदद का एक निश्चित हिस्सा भारत में रह रहे श्रीलंका के हिन्दू शरणार्थियों पर भी ख़र्च होना चाहिए।

म्यांमार से निकाले गये रोहिंग्या लोगों का हमें भी वैसा ही दुःख है, जैसा पश्चिमी देशों की सरकारों को है। लेकिन हमें अफ़ग़ानिस्तान और श्रीलंका से निकाले गये हिन्दुओं का भी दुःख है। पश्चिमी देशों की सरकारों ने तो अरबों डॉलर अफ़ग़ानिस्तान पर ख़र्च करते वक़्त अफ़ग़ान हिन्दुओं, सिखों के बारे में कभी सोचा भी नहीं।

आख़िर ऐसा कब तक चलता रहेगा कि जिन देशों से हिन्दू सिखों को निकलना पड़ रहा है, भारत सरकार अपने करदाताओं की मेहनत की कमाई उन देशों को देती जाये, बिना वहाँ के हिन्दू-सिख समाज की मदद किये?

Hungary Govt Takes Hard Stand On Mass Immigration

(Amrit Pal Singh ‘Amrit’)

Hungary government is the first in the EU to take a hard and clear stand on mass immigration. Prime Minister Viktor Orban is considered one of the EU’s loudest opponents of mass immigration.

Hungary government has closed the main land route for migrants into the EU. It means the government has taken the matter into its own hands to halt Europe’s flood of refugees, ignoring what other European leaders are planning.

Prime Minister Viktor Orban said that he is acting to save Europe’s Christian values by blocking the main land route used by refugees, mainly Muslims, who travel through the Balkans and cross Hungary to reach generally Germany or Sweden.

Hard stand taken by Hungary will persuade a few other European countries to speak out. Efforts by Germany government to force European Union member states to accept mandatory quotas of refugees have already failed in disagreement. Germany has called for financial penalties against countries that refused to accommodate their share of migrants. This has been taken as a threat by central European countries.

A Czech official has accused Berlin of making empty threats. Slovakia said that such penalties would bring the end of the EU.

Germany says that Europe has a moral duty to accept refugees, while Eastern European countries argue that a more welcoming posture encourages more people to make dangerous journeys, and risks attracting an uncontrolled flood of migrants that would devastate social welfare systems and weaken national cultures.

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European Leaders Do Not Know How To Deal With Migrant Crisis

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is absolutely right, when he says, “The reality is that Europe is threatened by a mass inflow of people, many tens of millions of people could come to Europe.”

“Now we talk about hundreds of thousands but next year we will talk about millions and there is no end to this.”

“All of a sudden we will see that we are in minority in our own continent.”

However, it is clear that European leaders have no idea how to deal with escalating migrant crisis…

~ Amrit Pal Singh ‘Amrit’
www.AmritWorld.com

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http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/world/new-refugee-proposals-after-photos-of-drowned-syrian-boy/128647.html

Brussels/ Budapest/Bicske/ Lisbon, September 4

European leaders, shocked by the horrifying image of a drowned Syrian child, rushed out new proposals to address the escalating migrant crisis despite deep divisions in the 28-member bloc. Hungary, however, hardened its stand, with its right-wing prime minister claiming the growing migrant crisis in Europe threatened to make Europeans a minority in their own continent after hundreds spent the night stranded on a train surrounded by police.

The heartbreaking images of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi lying dead in the surf after the boat taking his family to Greece sank brought home the horror of the refugee crisis — the worst of its kind since World War II.

With tensions growing in Europe over how to handle the situation, France and Germany said they had agreed that the EU should now impose binding quotas on the numbers that member states should take in, having failed to reach such a deal in June.

“We agree that… we need binding quotas within the European Union to share the burden. That is the principle of solidarity,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters during a visit in the Swiss capital.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will next week unveil a plan for the relocation of at least 120,000 more refugees to ease the burden on frontline EU nations Greece, Italy and Hungary, a European source said.

EU president Donald Tusk also called on member states to share the resettlement of at least 100,000 refugees — far above the current agreement for 32,000.

In Britain, the Guardian newspaper reported that Prime Minister David Cameron was preparing to respond to growing pressure to accept a bigger share of refugees, by accepting thousands directly from UN camps on the border with Syria.

“Final details of the numbers, funding and planned location are being urgently thrashed out in Whitehall,” the Guardian cited government sources as saying.

Cameron earlier promised the country would fulfil its “moral responsibilities”, after having only accepted 216 Syrian refugees over the past year. He said the numbers allowed would be kept “under review”.

EU foreign ministers are set to meet in Luxembourg on on Friday to discuss the escalating crisis, after pressure for action was heightened by the images of the drowned child.

Kurdi was seen in photos in a red T-shirt, blue shorts and shoes and lying motionless on the seashore before a rescue worker picks up his limp body.

“I was holding my wife’s hand. But my children slipped through my hands. We tried to cling to the small boat, but it was deflating. It was dark and everyone was screaming,” his grieving father Abdullah Kurdi told Turkey’s Dogan news agency of the sinking. — AFP

Hungary’s Orban warns of ‘tens of millions’ of migrants

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said: “The reality is that Europe is threatened by a mass inflow of people, many tens of millions of people could come to Europe.”

Viktor Orban’s regular interview to a public radio came as hundreds of migrants, many of them refugees from the Syrian war, woke after a night on a packed train stranded at a railway station west of Budapest, refusing to go to a nearby camp to process asylum seekers.

“Now we talk about hundreds of thousands but next year we will talk about millions and there is no end to this,” he said.

“All of a sudden we will see that we are in minority in our own continent.”

Shouts of “No camp, freedom!” broke out; Using shaving foam, they wrote on the side of the train: “No camp. No Hungary. Freedom train.”

The migrants had wrestled with police on Thursday, some throwing themselves on the tracks insisting they be allowed to remain on the train bound for a border town near Austria.

The train had left Budapest on Thursday morning after a two-day standoff at the city’s main railway station as police barred entry to some 2,000 migrants. Hungary says they must be registered, as per European Union rules, but many refuse, fearing they will be sent back to Hungary if caught later in western and northern Europe.

Hungary has hit out at Germany, the most popular destination among the migrants, for saying it would accept asylum requests from Syria regardless of where they entered the EU.

Parliament in Budapest is expected to endorse on Friday a raft of measures to effectively seal Hungary’s southern border with Serbia to migrants, creating holding zones on the frontier where migrants will be held while their papers are processed and potentially sent back into Serbia.

“Hungary cannot ignore Schengen rules in its procedures,” said Orban, referring to Europe’s zone of passport-free travel.

“Migrants must cooperate with Hungarian authorities, with the German authorities and if Germany wants to admit Syrians, it should issue permission for them to go into Germany.” Orban said the new measures being debated by Parliament would be implemented from September 15.

“Everyone should be prepared for this: Serbia, Macedonia, the immigrants, the human traffickers. We ourselves will prepare for this, and a different era will start from September 15.”

UK to accept thousands more refugees from Syria: Cameron

Britain will take “thousands more” refugees from Syria, British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Friday.

Cameron said Britain had already accepted around 5,000 Syrians under its existing resettlement schemes, which would continue to take in more refugees.

“Given the scale of the crisis and the suffering of people, today, I can announce that we will do more in providing resettlement for thousands more Syrian refugees,” Cameron told reporters in Lisbon after meeting his Portuguese counterpart.

Britain’s government has faced calls to take in many more refugees after broad media coverage of the image of a dead Syrian toddler washed up on a Turkish beach. — Reuters

Hindu ‘Refugees’ in India

(Amrit Pal Singh ‘Amrit’)

After two shootings in Copenhagen city in Denmark, Prime minister of Israel Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu is making a $46 million (Indian Rs 276 crores) plan to persuade Jewish people living in Ukraine, France and Belgium to migrate to Israel. He is asking Jews living in these countries to come and permanently settle in Israel.

Netanyahu is a visionary leader. He says, “This wave of attacks is expected to continue. Jews deserve security in every country, but we say to our Jewish brothers and sisters, Israel is your home.”

Economy Minister of Israel Mr. Naftali Bennett said, “Israel is always waiting for them. This will never change. Jews can and should have the right to live anywhere, but if there are Jews who are concerned about their future, we are certainly waiting for them.”

I have a high regard for Israeli leadership. They as a matter of fact care for their Jewish people. They are inviting persecuted Jewish people to Israel to permanently settle there, and to help them Israeli government is providing Rs 276 crores. These are the real leaders. I salute them.

Now, take a look at Hindus suffering in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Shri Lanka. Where should they go to save themselves? Many of them have come to India, as they consider India their ‘homeland’. They are waiting for citizenship for many years. Many of them are living in very bad conditions in different parts of India.

There are no special government funds for them. There are no ministers taking care of them. What can these persecuted Hindus get in India? Hindu and Sikh refugees from Pakistan, who came to India in 1947 and settled in Jammu and Kashmir, could not get citizenship rights even after 67 years, what to talk about those Hindus and Sikhs who have come to India in recent years.

Prior to bring Jews living in other countries to Israel, Israeli leaders are making proper plans of Rs 276 crores. They will make plans for this amount, with the intention that Jews migrating to Israel can be helped the moment they enter Israel.

On the other hand, Hindu and Sikh refugees already have come to India for many years (and many more are coming), there are no government funds to help them settle in India.

If Jews living in other countries come to Israel, they will never be called ‘refugees’. They will be honourable citizens of Israel as soon as they enter Israel. When such Jews enter Israel, they receive warm welcome on airport. They do not live in ‘refugee camps’. Instead, they live in their ‘own homes’.

Jews coming to Israel are ‘citizens’ and Hindus/Sikhs coming to India are ‘refugees’. That is the difference. And this is a big difference, very big difference. A ‘refugee’ knows this difference, others perhaps do not.

Jews in European countries and Hindus/ Sikhs in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Bangladesh etc are facing lots of problems. They have been attacked by brutal fanatics. Their properties have been attacked. They are living in fear. However, such Jewish people have the hope. They have a nation of Israel that takes care of them. They have leaders like Mr. Netanyahu and Mr. Bennett, who are always ready to help such persecuted Jewish brothers and sisters.

On the other hand, Hindus and Sikhs of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Bangladesh have no such hope. They have no country committed to them.

Their only hope is their Bhagwaan, their Vaheguru (God). May the God Almighty bless these ‘refugee’ Hindus and Sikhs !

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“I am here to share the idea of freedom. My definition of freedom takes account of every right mentioned in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations on December 10, 1948. I also include in this definition the freedom from sectarian blind faith. The rights and freedoms mentioned in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights are the physical aspect of freedom and the freedom from sectarian blind faith is its psychological and academic aspect. The goal of physical as well as psychological and academic freedom can be reached right the way through the mysticism, that is to say the mystical experience of Ultimate Reality or the God Almighty..” – Amrit Pal Singh ‘Amrit’ in ‘I Am Not A Propagandist

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