Thursday, 8 August 2013

Does IM Exist?

Yesterday after a Delhi court convicted suspected Indian Mujahideen (IM) member Shahzad Ahmad in the Batla House encounter, Union Minister for Minority Affairs K Rehman Khan said that the Muslim community don't believe that IM exists. Congress General Secy Digvijay Singh also reiterated that there should have been a judicial enquiry (though a Delhi court rejected this) & he would not apologize for his earlier comments that this encounter was fake.

What an irresponsible statement from responsible members of the Union Cabinet & Congress party?? Do they mean to say that Delhi court’s judgement was wrong?? All these investigations by IB, Delhi & other states Police and the learned court are a fragment of imagination? How can a minister give such “personal opinion” on a matter of national security and the Govt & it’s Prime Minister can’t ask him to keep his mouth shut. How can different members of ruling party & cabinet can give such statement viz., Digvijay Singh, Salman Khurshid, Shakeel Ahmad & now Rehman Khan and the party remains silent. Is our rulling party & specially the Govt is so spineless & irresponsible that anybody can say anything to suit their political need without any accountability? Does Indian democracy give license for senseless behaviour & utterance? Are they not bartering national security for vote bank politics?

But probably that’s too much to ask from Congress party, whose “Yuvraj” is on record telling the US ambassador in India that Hindu Radical groups are a bigger threat than even the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).

Mr.Rehman Khan as per you - Muslim community don’t believe that IM exists. Your partner, SP Govt in UP says no member of muslim community is involved in any terrorist activity anywhere & all those caught for various acts should be released (thank God court stopped that). Some members of the community also say that 9/11 was a handiwork of CIA & 26/11 was orchestrated by RSS (thank God Kasab was caught, else that would have been confirmed by Digvijay Singh), for them Parliament attack was a small incident & Afzal Guru should have been released as a good will gesture (to whom?), they also feel that Osama Bin Laden was a saint & role model and that Hafeez Sayeed is a social worker and custodian of the interests of Indian Muslims – therefore whenever he says anything on India’s internal issues ranging from Kashmir to Mumbai to Samjhauta Exp to Parliament attack to Hindu terror – none of you or any Islamic organization ever asked him to shut up.

There are credible report & proof available with the Home Ministry that IM came into existence in the year 2000 & not post-2002 riots. And that this outfit has been nurtured & funded by Pakistan's rogue intelligence agency ISI. Nobody will believe that Congress Ministers, General Secys & Spokesmen are ignorant of these facts/information, when these are available to media & citizens of the country.

This clearly shows that the Congress Party is playing a cynical game to tap Muslim angst over terror probes for electoral gains. The Congress party, which had tacitly encouraged Muslim fundamentalists in order to garner their support during the elections even by canvassing with Osama lookalikes in Muslim dominated areas, are playing the appeasement card. For them votes are evidently more important than national security. This appeasement of fundamentalists has also ensured that moderate & progressive Muslim voices are slowly receding into the background. This attitude of living in a denial & obtusely refusing to accept the reality & facts by issuing such statements to appease muslim community is demoralizing the security agencies & posing threat to national security. First by doubting the existence of the terrorist organizations, then by doubting the authenticity of the encounters, and lastly by questioning the motive of the intelligence agencies like IB & putting pressure on another investigating agency, to shield, aiding & abetting the disruptive forces of terrorism & their sympathisers – they are hell bent on demoralizing the security forces & intelligence agencies and thereby endangering the sovereignty & integrity of the nation. It is well known in the intelligence circle that ISI has been funding politicians in India. Are the services of the ISI & LeT now being obtained to influence vote-bank politics?