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Dear Enlightened Friends,

 

We are delighted to welcome you to this group of "Patriots Forum’, which is voluntary study-group with representations from a cross section of the people, including retired civil servants, army officers, social scientists and other sections of intelligentsia. It is working with the primary and immediate objective of making all Indian citizens, irrespective of caste, creed or community, aware of the ground realities, especially relating to demographic changes, that the members of the Forum felt will adversely affect the multicultural, secular and age-old pluralistic society of India as also the integrity of the Indian civilization as a whole. The Forum has chosen to remain apolitical, non-communal and nationalist in all its activities.

 

PF Logo Small.gifFeeling alarmed at the fast changing religious composition of the Indian society, as revealed in the Government of India’s Census Report of 2001, a few like-minded individuals got together and registered themselves as a nonprofit, Charitable Thrust on March 28, 2006. A voluntary study-group emerged with representations from a cross section of the people, including retired civil servants, army officers, social scientists and other sections of intelligentsia. Soon a core group started working with the primary and immediate objective of making all Indian citizens, irrespective of caste, creed or community, aware of the ground realities, especially relating to demographic changes, that the members of the Forum felt will adversely affect the multicultural, secular and age-old pluralistic society of India as also the integrity of the Indian civilization as a whole. The Forum has chosen to remain apolitical, non-communal and nationalist in all its activities.

 

The announcement of the setting up of the Sachar Committee, the selection of its members and formulation of the terms of reference by the Government of India alerted the Forum to the possibility of another step by the Government in furtherance of its policy to garner minority votes by providing religion based concessions. The Forum, therefore, took up the issue with the Sachar Committee by filing a formal petition, requesting to be invited for further presentation in person as per the terms of the government’s notification. Not getting any response from the Sachar Committee, the Forum submitted a further “Rejoinder” to the Committee, with copies to all members of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha as also senior government functionaries like the Prime Minister, Union Home Minister and others. None however took any note. A copy of the ‘Rejoinder’ is attached. After further waiting for government’s action on the Sachar Committee Report submitted to the Lok Sabha, the Forum finally filed a PIL before the Delhi High Court in January 2008 against the proposed implementation of the recommendations of this Report.

 

It is matter of immense pleasure to share the information related to blog of Patriots Forum which is in existence ever since the formation of the Forum itself. The latest post at this blog can be viewed at -  

 

http://patriotsforum.blogspot.in


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Through this group, we have striven to provide certain news, viewpoints and commentaries which have been gleamed through various sources. We will also be circulating the weekly newsletter called 'Patriots Speak'. Any detailed study can be done by using the hyperlinks wherever provided. Generally, we have free-to-post policy within the group, with some exceptions. Defamation, recrimination, threatening, nudity and other depictions of similar nature are not acceptable in Patriots Forum / Patriots Speak. Since we have free-to-post policy within the group, authors alone are responsible for what they post and neither the moderator nor the owners of Patriots Forum / Patriots Speak can take any responsibility for what its members say in their postings. 


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With best regards and season’s greetings

 

Capt SB Tyagi

On behalf of Patriots Forum