I got the attached pictures from one friend of mine with the massage and request mentioned bellow:
আজ ১০নভেম্বর,০৯-এ একটা সূত্র পেলাম যেখানে বলছে, রবীন্দ্রনাথ সুভাষ বসুকে একটা চিঠিতে একবার লিখেছেনঃ
"The core of Vande Mataram is a hymn to Bharat Mata( Mother India): this is so plain that there can be no debate about it. Of course Bankimchandra does show Durga to be inseparably united with Bengal in the end, but no Mussulman [Muslim], christians and Arya Samajis can be expected patriotically to worship the ten-handed deity as 'Swadesh' [the nation]. This year many of the special [Durga] Puja numbers of our magazines have quoted verses from Vande Mataram - proof that the editors take the song to be a hymn to Durga. The novel Anandamath is a work of literature, and so the song is appropriate in it. But Parliament is a place of union for all religious groups, and there the song cannot be appropriate. When Bengali Mussulmans show signs of stubborn fanaticism, we regard these as intolerable. When we too copy them and make unreasonable demands, it will be self-defeating."In a postscript to this same letter, Rabindranath says:
"Bengali Hindus have become agitated over this matter, but it does not concern only Hindus. Since there are strong feelings on both sides, a balanced judgment is essential. In pursuit of our political aims we want peace, unity and good will - we do not want the endless tug of war that comes from supporting the demands of one faction over the other."
'India is a democratic country unlike Muslim nations' Mr Sriram India might be a democratic country, but people like you are not. There are hundreds of Muslim Majority Country who follows West Minister System of Governance.There is no point of saying that,'Tomorrow the Indian flag cannot be changed just because some Muslims will find Ashoka Chakra or the Saffron colour Islamic. ' Because no Muslim ever raised such question in the history. But, the song in question was in debated from the very beginning of it political journey. Any patriots, those who love his or her country man can explain with love and care to Muslims that "Vandana' does not necessarily mean bowing down to anyone. It only means praising, just like Iqbal did in the song 'Sare Jahanse Accha.' Though, personally I think that song ( Iqbal's) is more chauvinistic in nature.Muslim do not bow down before Muhammad as well but, pray that all praises be upon him. So, why do they object if the word is explained with deep love. But, who cares for love in Hindu brigade? They will kill hundreds of countryman, still will be recognized as 'only contractors' of patriotism! In Bangladesh where they don't have any fare of loosing identity they happily sing such song calling country as mother. I can't html codes here. please check Sabina Yasmin's song in banglamusic
November 18, 2009
India: Concerned citizens statement in response to Jamait Ulema's resolutions
the below statement was released on the 18th November 2009 at a press conference which was addressed by Zafar Agha, Shabnam Hashmi, Gauhar Raza and Sohail Hashmi.