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Child Soldiers Of India

In human interest on December 10, 2014 at 09:09

While the talks of saving children , children being used as bonded labor, Terrorist Groups like LTTE using child soldiers, media India has so far not high lighted the child soldiers of India.

 

 

The information below is based on the Report of the Secretary-General to the Security Council (A/68/878–S/2014/339) issued on 15 May 2014.

The recruitment and use of children, as young as 6 years of age, by Maoist armed groups in India, also known as Naxalites, continued in 2013. Although no disaggregated data on the number of children associated with armed groups in India was available to the United Nations, independent estimates indicate that at least 2,500 children are associated with armed groups in Naxal-affected areas. Notably, Naxalite recruitment also continued to affect girls and women. According to the Ministry of Home Affairs, boys and girls between 6 and 12 years of age were recruited into specific childr…[+]

India Denies that there are child soldiers!

n 2012, another spate of child soldier recruitment was reported from . TEHELKA in its investigation, Why children are picking up the gun (14 July 2012) profiled around 10 cases of abduction that had surfaced in the Imphal valley alone in 2012. Parents alleged that minors are being abducted or lured by rebel groups to be trained as child soldiers. According to Police sources, at least 66 children aged between eight and 17, have been kidnapped and recruited as child soldiers by the rebels in in the past five years.

“The actual number is much higher, but many parents do not report abductions to the police, fearing retribution from the rebel outfits,” says Montu Ahanthem of the Alliance for Child Rights. “A commitment to seek a political solution to end the long-drawn armed conflict, instead of a repressive militarisation policy, is clearly missing on the part of the government, and the children end up as victims. In conflict-torn areas, child rights face extraordinary denial and violation.”

Forget political will to keep children away from armed conflict, it seems New believes in denying that the problem even exists. In 2011, in its first ever report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, on the ‘Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict’ India categorically stated that the country “does not face either international or non-international armed conflict situation”. The report was prepared by the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development.

The government’s denial of armed conflict involving ‘child soldiers’ recruited by terror groups has irked rights activists.

 

Citation.

Click the first Link for country specific data.

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/49BXpi/1jUi$eghD:1V5_lZvq/www.undispatch.com/map-of-the-day-where-children-are-soldiers

http://www.tehelka.com/no-child-soldiers-says-india-truth-says-otherwise/

12 Kinds Of Sons Puthra Puthri Explanation

In Hinduism on October 24, 2014 at 12:28

I have recently published an article ‘Hinduism on Children and Illegitimate Children”

 

I mentioned in the Post that the term Puthra denotes Son, Puthra means one who prevents parents entering a hell called ‘Pu or Puth”

 

I received a valid  comment that if that were so, what about Puthri(Daughter)?

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Sons Daughters

 

The term Puthra has many meanings ; one indicates ‘Deliver”

 

That is one who delivers parents   from Puth.

 

Likewise Puthri has multiple meanings, one being worthy daughter.

 

In the case of a daughter the term Puthri is used in this sense.

 

Now there is some more interesting information on sons in Hinduism

 

There are twelve kinds of sons.

 

They are,

 

1/. Aurasputra.
A son born to a wife of his own caste begot by the husband himself is called aurasputra.

2/. Kshetrajaputra.
If one dies without children or is impotent or possessed of a disease, his wife is lawfully allowed to lie with the brother of the husband to get a child. The son born of such a union is called ksetrajaputra.

3/. Dattaputra.
When one is worrying miserably for getting a son and if at that time a husband and wife willingly hand over a son born to them by mutual consent with the following words :”This son becomes your own from now on,” with a religious sprinkling of water, such a son is called dattaputra.

4/. Kritrimaputra.
A son adopted from one’s own caste for the purpose of doing the obsequial ceremonies for the manes is called kstrimaputra.

5/. Guudhotputra.
A son born to one’s wife by another man is called guudhotputra.

6/. Apaviddhaputra.
Where a son is rejected by either a father or mother or by both and that son is taken care of and brought up by another man, that son becomes an apaviddhaputra.

7/. Kaninaputra.
If a son is born to a virgin before marriage while living with her father, that son is called a kaninaputra.

8/. Sahodhaputra.
When a girl is married while pregnant the son born to her after marriage is called a sahodhaputra.

9/. Krtakaputra.
A son purchased and bought up by a sonless man is called krtakaputra.

10/. Paunarbhavaputra.
A son born to a woman after becoming a widow or after being divorced by her husband by her willingly going with another man is called a paunarbhavaputra.

11/. Swayamdattaputra.
When a son after becoming an orphan or after being abandoned by his parents goes willingly to another man and remains with him as his son is called Swayamdattaputra.

12/. Shaudraputra.
A son born to a brahmin of a shudra wife is called a shaudra (paarashava) putra.

In general, as a rule in this yuga (Kali yuga) only putra conceived into his own wife’s womb by the husband is allowed, and considered putra, as some of the others, due to the low and lusty nature of the qualities of this yuga some or all of these could be abused by unscrupulous men of this age.

 

Citation.

http://www.salagram.net/putra.htm

Parents Complaints To Children

In lifestyle on October 20, 2014 at 09:54

There comes a stage when the parents start complaining to their children about each other, instead of children complaining about siblings.

 

Either the wife or the husband complains to the daughter or son.

 

This happens when the parents cross fifty and children start earning or get married,whether the son stays with the parents or not.

 

 

Recently I had a call on this from a son, settled abroad,on this.

 

He was worried about this.

 

Each of the parents have complained about the other.

 

The Boy wanted to solve the issue

 

The Boy is over 35 and the parents in their sixties.

 

He told me he wanted to talk to them separately and set the things right.

 

He sought my advise.

 

My answer was to do nothing of the sort.

 

Any marital relationship is bound have disagreements.

 

One is dissatisfied with the other.

 

Matured ones know to leave the disagreements and proceed as if nothing has happened, provided the grouse is not about genuine harassment or involving adultery.

 

But as one grows old,th children grown up, the parents seek solace in their children.

 

They do not wish to let  their affairs known to outside the family.

 

They need an out let to share their feelings.

 

That’s all and nothing more even though they may not admit it.

 

Talking to grown up children who are understanding enough reduces tension and gives a feeling that there is someone who listens to problems sympathetically and consoles.

 

What the children need to do is to  listen to the issue or complaints as one would to a close friend and emphasize with them, with out making an adverse comment about the other parent.

 

Talk to them,console them and assure them that you shall talk to the other party and resolve.

 

But do not talk to the other party on this.

 

This approach, I have seen, has helped a lot of people.

 

These things shall pass in Life.

 

Most of the complications in Life arise out of the mistaken notion that all problems can be solved by active participation.

 

And undue importance given to regular natural incidents.

 

One should be mature enough to understand what a serious problem is.

 

Some of these quick fixes for imagined problems arise out of blindly following western thought s about solving problems.

 

In most cases the cure turns out worse than the disease.

 

 

Exchange Wives, Rig Veda

In Hinduism on July 8, 2014 at 06:25

One has to bear in mind that , in a society, we have many issues, including the most personal issues of an individual.

 

It is the duty of an organized society to take cognizance of his and offer a solution that would solve the individual’s problem and at the same time ensure the smooth function of the Society.

 

Rig Veda Manuscripts. Bhandarkar collections.jpg

Rig Veda Manuscripts. Bhandarkar collections.

 

A society consists of individuals.

 

And there might be people who may not be virtuous as well in , though the majority are virtuous.

 

This is applicable to any society of any time frame.

 

One has to bear in mind this fact when one talks about the Vedic India and its people.

 

Ravana existed when Lord Rama lived.

 

Duryodhana lived along side Yudhistra.

 

So when one reads the Vedas, these facts are to be borne in mind.

 

The Vedic society consisted of virtuous men and women;it also had people of lowly character.

 

Then we have social issues like Drinking, prostitution, gambling and sexual profligacy.

 

These belong to the people of bad character.

 

There are social issues like women being deserted by husbands, Adulterous relationships.

 

These are dealt by the Vedas and Smritis with Injunctions against them.

 

There are also some issue for which the individual is powerless to handle.

 

For example, impotency, inability to conceive.

 

Under such circumstances, the society must offer measures to ensure that the individual problem is resolved with  least impact to the society.

 

One such issue is childlessness and Impotency,

 

This problem was dealt with by Hinduism during the Vedic period in a practical way.

 

If a husband is not capable to produce sperms (i.e. Impotent) ,then he has the right to order his wife.,To copulate with other man to beget a child [RigVed Mantra 10 Sutra 10)

 

This is being quoted to vilify Hinduism and the Vedas.

 

First there is no concept of order in marital relations in Vedas.
Second, Niyog was a social custom for an emergency situation which was applicable only when all other options of getting a child – including adoption – had been exhausted and getting a child was necessary for couple for any valid reason.
Third, it could happen only if the society permits this. This cannot be independent decision of couple alone.
Fourth, this is exactly that was practiced in all societies of world including Islam. For example, Hazrat Ismail was born when Hazrat Ibrahim impregnated his slave. Hazrat Muhammad got his son from Maria who was his slave and not one of his multiple wives.

Q b) Is it not what the above Mantra says? What is the true meaning of the Mantra?

Answer: No, the mantra only says that if someone does not consider himself to be able to perform his duties in a dual relation, he should allow the other person to seek other partner. This is a very broad principle that can apply in all situations of life – business partnership, master-servant, king-subject or marital relationship etc. Earlier people have tried to interpret this to justify Niyog and avoid prostitution. But Vedas do not get into such details.

Q c) What does niyoga means? Is it not exchanging wives?

Answer: Vedas do not have any word like Niyog. Niyog was a social custom invented for those times where people wanted a child to protect their property, have safety in old age etc but were unable to get a child due to some reason. Niyog literally means a union. It is understood to mean a temporary appointment. This is social custom and not a word from Vedas. In any case, even the social custom of Niyog was to PROHIBIT wife exchanging and hence means exactly opposite of what seem to perceived. In today’s society, when variety of new methods of fertility as well as options for adoption exists and the concept of patriarchal kingdoms has vanished, Niyog is not more applicable even as a social concept, in same manner as one need not wear dress of hide-skins when you live near a tailor shop and have money to by dresses.

Besides , the Rik Veda also say that if at all the women has taken a second man as the new husband(under the condition of first husband being impotent), her first husband cannot have any physical relation with her and he acts as her brother in relation.

 

Q d) What does the Mantra say?

Coming to current mantra 10.10.10 of Rigveda, it says:
Anyam – someone else
Ichhasva – desire
Subhage – one desiring happiness
Patim – Leader
Mat – Apart from me

Now Pati is a broad term – king is a pati, general is a pati, employer is a pati, parents are pati. Anyone who is supposed to take responsibility is a Pati.

 

Citation.

http://www.vedicgranth.org/misconceptions-on-vedas/misconception-6—vedas-contain-niyoga-which-means-exchanging-wives-many-muslims-use-this-misconception-to-derogate-vedas

Image credit.

 

www.vedandtechs.com

 

Baby Argues With Bulldog Video

In Interesting and funny on June 28, 2014 at 18:22

 

 

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