[Assam] Army help to Sattras -AT Letter
cmahanta at charter.net
Fri Sep 15 17:23:56 EDT 2006
Do you see this as some "good-stuff", gift of a benevolent army :-)?
What appals me is the desi-blather about that 'liberal democracy' in
India, spouting from newspaper editorials, supposedly political
scientists' ( make that voo-doo political scientist) columns,
'screwity' ( you heard it hear first :-)) analysts and the like, not
to mention clueless luminaries of the kharkhowa establishment and at
the same time imploring the 'army' to preserve heir properties from
Well, is there a rule of law in this Indian colony or not? Where is
the vaunted desi-demokrasy to protect the landholdings of
xotriya-gurus ( make that mahantas), obviously something they got
from the gods as divine gifts?
That brings me to another question: Is the revenue-free landholdings
off of which the Xotradhikars and their families lived, some quite
well ( others barely), as a reward for, no doubt, looking after their
'xisyos'( disciples') spiritual redemption ( heh-heh:-)), regardless
of the performance on their duties; still a divine right required to
be upheld and safeguarded by the state, more than say an ordinary
mortals' property rights? And if the mere-mortals do not have any
such privilege, cannot invoke the army-gods' protection, how do the
xottros do, in this dysfunctional desi-sorkar?
You got any ideas Ram :-)?
At 2:12 PM -0500 9/15/06, Ram Sarangapani wrote:
>The army helping Sattras? This is one news I didn't expect, given
>the often bad stuff we keep hearing about it.
>Maybe times are a changin.
>Army help to Sattras
> Sir,- The recent appeal of the Asom Sattra Mahasabha to the Army to
>remove the encroachers from the Sattras of Asom is quite timely and
>as such a rightful step. It is unfortunate that sites of the Sattras
>being the sacred centres of Vaishnavite religion and culture have
>now been occupied illegally by some people.
>The Kobaikata Sattra in Nagaon and the Patekibori Sattra in Morigaon
>district are almost occupied and surrounded by doubtful foreigners
>but the government has been the passive on-looker without any step
>to evict the encroachers. If the government remains silent the Army
>should take action to evict the encroachers from the Sattras of Asom
>in the greater interest of protecting and preserving the great
>ancient heritage of the Vaishnavite religion propounded by
>Mahapurush Sri Sri Sankardeva and Madhabdeva. - Yours etc., MD.
>IDRISH ALI, Baligaon, Morigaon.
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