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Why are an Increasing Number of Muslims Joining ‘Shun Religion’ Campaigns? ‘Islam is Undergoing a Revolution Internally’, Observes Sanjeev Sabhlok

Sanjeev Sabhlok on his page 'Eng Religion Bring Peace' propagates the absence of any religion in order to establish global peace

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The Facebook page, by Sanjeev Sabhlok, expresses alarm at the endless harm and violence caused by religion (Facebook)

New Delhi, September 9, 2017 : According to a report published by The Daily Telegraph in August, it was revealed that almost 30 per cent of the students in Australia are now associating themselves with ‘no religion’. Over 230,000 students in a survey conducted by the New South Wales Department of Education chose to associate themselves with ‘no religion’ thus, constituting 30 per cent of the entire student population of the country. Similar trends can be be observed globally. In such a scenario, we came across a page on Facebook named End Religion Bring Peace, which is operated by Sanjeev Sabhlok.

A former IAS, Sabhlok has also worked as a Professor at Lal Bahadur National Academy of Administration and as the Commissioner and Secretary to the Government in the State Government of Meghalaya. Presently, he is a senior leader of the Swarna Bharat Party

With an active presence on the social media platform, the page, which is increasingly gaining followers, propagates the absence of any religion in order to establish global peace.

But what does one mean by ‘absence of religion’?

Irreligion can mean the absence, rejection, indifference or hostility towards religion.

While it may include some forms of theism depending upon the context it is being defined in, irreligion largely takes basis in the concept of deism, which is a philosophical position that holds that a God does not bear any direct interference with the world.

According to a global research conducted by Pew Research Centre in 2012 that included 230 countries and territories, about 16% of the world’s population was not affiliated with any religion. That number is sure to have grown, however, a new study is yet to be carried out.

There are now over 1,000 members of the page ‘End Religion Bring Peace’. And the most interesting fact is that MOST of these members are Muslims!

Sanjeev Sabhlok observes that Islam is undergoing a revolution internally. He writes, “People are abandoning the faith even as they may appear devout on the surface”. According to him, this can be attributed to the increasing risk of being attacked or killed upon open renunciation of the religion by religious fanatics.

Sabhlok believes that “the day man rejects religion, a semblance of peace may finally come down to earth.”


 

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Swarna Bharat Party (SBP) wants Modi Government to bring reform in Labour Laws

Modi government’s focus should be only on one thing- on the urgently needed governance reforms to provide basic rule of law, security, and justice

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Swarna Bharat Party rally in a national movement for good governance in Delhi, India
Swarna Bharat Party rally in a national movement for good governance in Delhi, India. Wikimedia
  • Mr Modi lied to Indians when he spoke about minimum government, maximum governance
  • The expansion of maternity leave to 26 weeks for women who work in any establishment with more than ten employees
  • Mr Sabhlok emphasised that Swarna Bharat Party is not against longer maternity leave
New Delhi, September 3, 2017: Mr Sanjeev Sabhlok, a professional economist and Overseas Coordinator for Swarna Bharat Party, called upon the Modi government to abolish most labour laws, including minimum wage laws, laws restricting hiring and firing of labour and laws that set employment conditions, such as the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017.
 
Mr Modi lied to Indians when he spoke about “minimum government, maximum governance”. Immediately upon coming to power, he has dramatically expanded the remit of government in every field. 
 
The expansion of maternity leave to 26 weeks (for the first two children) for women who work in any establishment with more than ten employees has been a particularly damaging intervention. In a country with chronically high unemployment, this Tughlaquesque provision is going to put many young women out of jobs, depriving them of the opportunity to gain valuable work experience.
 
Mr Sabhlok emphasised that Swarna Bharat Party is not against longer maternity leave. But this is a matter purely between employers and employees. Indeed, across the world, many companies voluntarily choose to implement strong maternity leave policies in order to attract and retain top female talent. 
 
On the other hand, most jobs only require low-level skills. For such jobs, no employer can afford to pay half a year’s wages without any work. They will necessarily reject young women and hire male labour, instead. Or they will pay all women employees less. Moreover, we know that government inspectors’ bribe demands will increase.
 
The government must get out of the way and leave the people of India free to agree to their own wage bargains and other labour conditions as grown up adults. The only function a government has in relation to private employment contracts is to ensure strong enforcement of these contracts through the judiciary. A government has no business to set the terms of these contracts. 
 
Mr Sabhlok said that the Modi government’s focus should be only on one thing: on the urgently needed governance reforms to provide basic rule of law, security and justice – as detailed in Swarna Bharat Party manifesto. He regretted that Mr Modi is even more wedded than his predecessors to the failed ideology of socialism and big government.

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Schools in Sydney Witness Increase in Enrollment of Muslim and Hindu Students: Is Australia’s Religious Profile Changing?

According to latest figures, almost 30 per cent of the entire student population of the state has declined association with any religion".

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According to latest data, Hinduism and Islam and growing religions in the schools of New South Wales. Pixabay
  • Public schools have witnessed a rise in the enrollment of Muslim and Hindu students
  • According to survey by NSW Department of Education, about 20, 000 Hindu students have sought admissions this year
  • Shockingly, almost 30 per cent of the students have associated themselves with “no religion”

Australia , August 29, 2017 : Public schools in Sydney have witnessed a huge rise in the enrollment of Muslim and Hindu students while the population of Christian students is on a decline. This has been discovered by a recent survey by the New South Wales Department of Education, which revealed the growing figures of Muslim and Hindu students. According to the official data, the tally of Muslim and Hindu students enrolled this year has now touched 52,000 and 20,000, respectively.

The Rising Tally of Hindu-Muslim Students

Islam is the second largest religion of Australia, after Christianity, followed by Buddhism and Hinduism.

It was found that about 52,000 public school students now identify themselves as Muslim; a 2,000 person increase from last year’s enrollment.

As per data, 445 out of 507 students at Punchbowl Boys High School are listed as Islamic while 91 percent students at Auburn West Public School have identified as Muslims.

The state is also the preferred location for most residing Hindus of Australia with over 20,000 Hindu students in the state- this makes for a 7 per cent increase than 2016 figures.

According to a report by The Daily Telegraph, last year about 50,000 Muslim students were enrolled in public schools while the figures of Hindu students stood at 18,600.

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Students’ Tally of Pupils Belonging to Other Faiths

In comparison to the two faiths, the tally of Anglicans has fallen from 105,300 in 2016 to 99,000 this year. Additionally, a fall has also been observed in Protestant, Baptist and Presbyterian religions.

While the tally of children identifying as Catholic (other) has also witnessed a decline, the figures of Catholic (Western/Roman) students enrolled in schools this year have remained unchanged at 103,000.

However, shockingly, over 230,000 pupils choose to associate themselves with “no religion”. They make up almost 30 per cent of the entire student population of the state.

The high tally of children who do no associate with any religion has prompted parents and school authorities alike to define the structure of classes based on ethics instead of those in scriptures.

At present, about 30 per cent of the primary schools in the state offer ethics classes however they remain outside the domain of government funding.


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Swarna Bhartiya Party launches new website, commits to bringing liberty

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New Delhi: Swarna Bhartiya Party(SBP) on the occasion of India’s 67th Republic Day launched its new website named  http://swarnabharat.in.

The party released a statement congratulating the nation on the Republic day and pledged to keep working to achieve the liberty embedded in the preamble of the Indian constitution.

The party said the motive behind having all the struggle for freedom from British rule was the desire to live as free people. But this idea has been hurt by successive governments after that.

SBP is a registered political party since mid-2014 when the Election Commission of India registered it.

Party statement said that it is committed to bringing a total reformation in Indian governance system and take the country to greatness.

Sanjeev Sabhlok, an ex-IAS officer and liberal political activist, is the instrumental figure behind the origin of the Swarna Bhartiya Party. He aims to use the website to increase the reach of the party which will contribute to the ultimate goal of achieving liberty in India.

Sanjeev Sabhlok announced on twitter of the arrival of the new website.

The party used tweeted about the announcement of the new website.