Some days back, the “Times of India” (TOI) reported one more of its artificial “Dalit” stories:
Priests ‘purify’ Orissa temple after Dalit minister’s visit
The news-report turned out to be patently false (as is usual with all of TOI’s “dalit” stories). Many other newspapers rejected this report spread by the TOI reporter.
‘No row over Minister’s visit’
The administration today put to rest the controversy surrounding the visit of Women and Child Development Minister Pramila Mallick, a Dalit, to the Akhandalamani temple at Aradi, 35 km from here, yesterday.
‘‘There was neither any objection from the servitors’ association nor from the management committee of the temple on the Minister’s visit,’’ said Deputy Sub-Collector, Bhadrak, Sadhu Charan Sahu. Even no purification ritual was carried out after the Minister’s departure, Sahu confirmed.
He conducted an inquiry after some sections of the media termed the visit as controversial. He also clarified that there is no bar on entry of Dalits into the temple. Pramila visited the famous Lord Siva temple on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. ‘‘The Minister arrived at the temple at 7.30 am, offered ‘bhog’ and puja through her family priest and left. Neither any objection was raised nor any purification of deity was carried out,’’ said Bhibhudutta Mishra, a servitor.
‘‘According to the decision of the temple’s management committee I was the main priest on Makara Sankranti day and had accompanied the Minister and her family priest to the temple,’’ added Bibhudutta.
According to Parameshwar Panda, family priest of Pramila, she visits the temple every year and sometimes even more than once in a year. There is no caste feeling nor any prohibition on the entry of Dalits.
Not only Pramila, local MLA Netrananda Mallick, a Dalit, also visits the temple very often and goes through the route meant for servitors, Panda said and added even Bhadrak ADM Upendra Mallick, also a Dalit, went inside the temple and offered his ‘Rudrakhya’ puja.
Sub-Collector and Chairman of the Temple Trust Board Bibhuti Bhusan Das said, ‘‘The servitors have intimated me in writing that there was no objection to the entry of the Minister nor any purification ritual was carried out. Like every day, Mahasnana (ritual bath) was done four times. No special Mahasnana was done after the departure of the Minister.’’
The TOI story was obviously a plant by someone. In any other country, this TOI reporter Sandeep Mishra would have been arrested for spreading baseless rumours to increase animosity and hatred between two social groups. But in India, since the Congress party uses this paper to spread canards about its political rivals, it gets state protection.
The question is: who gains in Orissa if the division between dalits and other Hindus is deepened and the dalits get alienated even more? Well, there are purveyors of religion of love who are operating in Orissa targeting dalits for conversion. Need anything more be said about the source of these kind of “dalit persecution” stories? In short, is TOI getting church funding?
I am seeing a lot of these artificial / fake / trumped-up dalit stories planted in this news-paper every second day. The TOI owner is someone who does not exactly inspire confidence about his integrity, ethics or nationalism, going by his past behaviour. I have found him to be quite a superficial, greedy and frivolous man with a mercenary outlook. “Everything is up for sale as long as a buyer can be found” is his motto. He lacks intellectual depth to understand the burden of responsibility he is shouldering.
When the Americans were putting pressure on the NDA government to open Indian media for foreign funding, this is exactly what they wanted to do. The church has now come into the picture by funding many Indian newspapers and news channels and they are now being used to implement the agenda of the White Man to create social turmoil in India. To add insult to injury, America itself has a blanket ban on foriegn funding into its own national media while it has forced India government to allow Western funding into Indian media!!
Was Vajpayee smoking something when he allowed Indian newspapers to be funded by Westerners? How many of these shady investors from abroad are front companies of the church and CIA? Did Vajpayee not know that most media ‘barons’ in India are men of straw who will sell their own mothers for money, and that they will be glad to make their newspapers available to the White Man for carrying out propaganda against fellow Indians? There is a whole army of unemployed editors in India who are lobbying for Western funds to start news channels of their own.
Thanks to poster Vikas for bringing this issue to my notice.