Yoga guru Baba Ramdev, who once threatened to behead hundreds of thousands of Muslims, has announced that he will start a 'security' company. His company officials has said that the security company will train employees in ‘Shastra and Shstra’ (religious and armed training) and they will be prepared to die for the country. These aims are beyond the scope of a mere security company. The statements coming from Baba Ramdev camp sounds like they are preparing to launch a parallel mercenary army. The signs are ominous. Incidentally, the Indian media is completely silent about this dangerous development. Either they don't understand the implications, or they are deliberately keeping silent.
K.P Sasi's cartoon series "India Now" continues.
Baba Ramdev Launches ‘Security’ Business: Should We Be Worried?
by Binu Mathew
Given the business acumen of Baba Ramdev and the patronage he gets from the ruling dispensation and the Sangh Parivar, it would not be surprising, if he puts most of the currently operating security agencies out of business. Would you like to see nationalistic, ‘patriotic’, militarily trained Parakram Surakshak’s guarding your businesses and housing complexes? I would be worried. To conclude, let me put a speculative question. How would these trained Parakram Surakshak’s behave in a communal riot, which is not infrequent in India?
Australian ABC Ignores & Censors Horrendous, Australia-Complicit Air Pollution Deaths
by Dr Gideon Polya
Australia threatens the world as a major greenhouse gas (GHG) polluter but also kills 75,000 people globally each year via toxic pollutants from the burning of its world-leading coal exports. Below is an Open Letter sent to journalists of the ABC (Australia’s equivalent of the UK BBC) over ABC censorship of horrendous, Australia-complicit, Australian and global air pollution deaths from carbon fuel burning, now projected to extend to India via the huge, Australia-approved Adani coal mine.
Pakistan Supreme Court To Decide The Fate Of Prime Minister After Damning Corruption Probe Report
by Abdus Sattar Ghazali
The Supreme Court of Pakistan is expected to decide the fate of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif when it takes up the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) report on Monday, July 17. The JIT has charged the ruling family with perjury, having disproportionate income and living beyond their means. Two judges of the court have already declared the Prime Minister as not being truthful. If three judges agree on the findings of the JIT, Nawaz Sharif could face disqualification from politics.
Flood Havoc In Assam: Issues And Concerns
by Meenakshi Gogoi
The arrival of monsoon has again brought the deadly flood havoc in Assam and the rest of the North-East. Over the years, it has been witnessed that during monsoons especially, in between May- July, Assam has to undergo heavy floods, river bank erosions and its severe consequences of loss of lives, livelihood and property. This year’s flood is also not an exception.
by K P Sasi
Political cartoon by K P Sasi