Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Sohrabuddin Sheikh and Encounter Politics of Secular India

Today the “Secular Saints” of India must be having  their thumbs in the mouth and on a mourning  as Judge MB Gosavi  of special CBI court in Mumbai discharged BJP President Amit Shah  from the alleged fake encounter cases of Sohrabuddin Sheikh, his wife Kauser Bi and his associate Tulsiram Prajapati.  The Special Judge observed that the evidence against Shah was “insufficient and unacceptable” to not discharge him from the case. 

Sohrabuddin Sheikh was an underworld gangster,  who had more than 60 pending criminal cases against him in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra at the time of his death in 2005, ranging from extorting protection money from marble factories in Gujarat and Rajasthan, to working with mafia dons like Dawood Ibrahim and Abdul Latif, for procuring weapons and explosives from Pakistan and supplying to various terrorist and anti-national groups in India. Sheikh was also associated with the banned global terrorist organization LeT and the Pakistani intelligence agency ISI. In a 1994 case investigated by the Ahmedabad crime branch, he was co-accused along with Dawood Ibrahim and convicted for 5 years for waging war against the Govt. of India, planning an attack on the Jagannath Rath Yatra in Orissa and other offences under the IPC, Arms Act. In 1999, he was again detained under the National Security Act by the Madhya Pradesh Govt.  Around the time he was killed, the Rajasthan Govt. had announced a reward on his head for killing Hamid Lata in broad daylight in the heart of Udaipur, on 31st Dec, 2004. To escape the police, Sheikh fled with his family from Gujarat to Hyderabad. During investigation, 24 AK-56 rifles, 27 hand grenades, 5250 cartridges, 81 magazines were seized from his family home in Madhya Pradesh.

Fake or not, encounters are welcome for killing Anti-India Terrorists.  What’s wrong in killing an arms smuggler,  who ran an extortion racket and had links with Pakistani Jihadi organizations?  Let the “Secular Saints”  of India consisting of politicians, human right activists, intellectuals and media argue and shout from the roof tops.  Who cares for them? We must kill such terrorist supporters, sympathisers and accomplices at every opportunity. Rather than police cases and investigations, people who are involved in such encounters should be rewarded. The encounter might not be completely genuine but what CBI has completely failed to explain is what was the ulterior motive of Gujarat Police to kill these people other than saving our nation and its people from terrorist attacks. The so called human rights organizations can just watch the killing of thousands of civilians by terrorists but they can't miss a chance to malign the image of our security agencies even when known terrorists are killed, who are waging war against this nation & its people. They call such killings FAKE encounters. 

While there is no denying the fact that Security Forces have to be accountable for their actions, it should also be remembered that this is an asymmetric war waged against an enemy who does not play by the rules & that nowhere in the world such organizations engaged in a shadowy war against jihadi terrorists, operate and can succeed within the rules applicable to normal security agencies dealing with common criminals. After the various jihadi terror attacks in India in public places including 2001 Parliament attack and specially the Indian airlines plan hijack incident of 1999, the security agencies had taken a decision to minimize taking such terrorists in custody. Also, if we analyse many other encounters including Batala House in Delhi, we will find that this was not the only case where some terrorists could have been taken into custody instead of killing. Jihadi terrorists should be treated as special class of criminals & enemies of the state and must be eliminated without any hesitation. Even the collateral damage, if it occurs must be overlooked for the safety of the country & its citizens. India has shed enough blood & the criminally insane agents of Pakistan/Bangladesh, who behave like bloodhounds should be shot at site as it is in the interest of the security of the masses. 

The secular politicians of the Congress variety (Congress, the UPA allies, the Janata Parivar and Left parties) and their stooge electronic media never talk  about the terrorist angle of Sohrabuddin Sheikh and his accomplices because it hurts their vote bank politics of appeasement of a minority community. They conveniently forget that he was a terrorist, who was engaged in a war against our nation from within. Should the Gujarat Govt waited till he became another Dawood Ibrahim? As a next step, Amit Shah should  counter charge the CBI alongwith it’s the then political masters for dragging him to court. Let the truth be known, whether CBI was forced to drag Amit Shah into this case by the Italian maid, who even wept for the terrorists killed in Batla House encounter. These pseudo secular  political parties and intellectuals with vested interests, who earned their livelihood for decades from licking boots of  Congress regime will definitely cry today on TV debates on this development.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

“Aman Ki Asha” in the aftermath of Peshawar killing

Since yesterday, barbaric killing of 132 school children by the Pakistani Taliban in Peshawar has created a huge sympathy wave from Indians. The “Aman Ki Asha” franchisees in India consisting of politicians (likes of Mani Shankar Aiyar), jounalists (likes of Karan Thapar, Barkha Dutta, Rajdeep Sardesai etc.), intellectuals and activists are on an overdrive to be seen “standing with Pakistan” and ‪#‎IndiaWithPakistan‬ is trending at the top of twitter as well as on various internet sites. While most Indians are eager to express sympathy and solidarity with Pakistan, Pakistanis are busy inventing theories to link this barbaric act with RAW and India. Gen Parvez Musharraf and LeT supremo Hafiz Sayed have already publicly declared that Indian Govt and RAW are behind this attack and planned & executed this from the soil of Afghanistan through a group of Pakistani Taliban. But that's how Pakistan and Pakistanis feel and behave. This is the same country where people distributed sweets and danced on the streets after 26/11 attacks on Mumbai. The casualty during the 26/11 Mumbai attack was double compared to Peshawar but Pakistanis didn't trend ‪#‎PakistanWithIndia‬ . We Indians including the “Aman Ki Asha” franchisees should realize that we are not dealing with a civilized, rational and progressive country and people. Whatever may be the situation, anti-India feeling is in the DNA of Pakistan and Pakistanis. This Islamic theocratic state and humanism don’t go together. Irrespective of whatever we offer or do, they will continue their war of bleeding India through thousand cuts. Fuelling and financing terror is their only state policy towards India.

Just check what the Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his foreign office said - “these terrorists are enemies of Pakistan and enemies of Islam. Pakistan stands united in condemning this heinous crime and remains resolute in its commitment to eliminate terrorism from the soil of Pakistan and Afghanistan”. So it’s very clear that they want to fight “enemies of Islam” and not terrorism per se. They also want to eliminate terrorism from the soil of Pakistan and Afghanistan and not from the soil of India. Hence Pakistan’s strategic policy continues to differentiate between “good terrorists” and “bad terrorists” and it is intact even after the Peshawar attack. Pakistan’s strategic policy against India is based on using terrorists as strategic assets in their proxy war against us. The following is a quote from page 58 of “The Qur'anic Concept of War”, a strategic training manual written by Pakistani Brig. S.K. Malik for Pakistan Army, whose foreword was written by General Zia Ul Haque - "Terror struck into the hearts of the enemies is not only a means, it is the end in itself. Once a condition of terror into the opponents' heart is obtained, hardly anything is left to be achieved. It is the point where the means and the end meet and merge. Terror is not a means of imposing decision upon the enemy; it is the decision we wish to impose upon him".

As long as some country and people will continue to see the world through their medieval religious eyes and refuse to respect culture & religion of non-believers, humanity will continue to suffer. Nothing can be more preposterous than we Indians saying "I stand with Pakistan". Pakistan is a perpetrator of terror and not a victim. Pakistan is as much a victim as a suicide bomber is of its own bomb. While we are saddened by the killing of the school children but can never sympathise with the terror factory named Pakistan. Pakistanis are now yelling that killing muslim school children is not jihad but terrorism. So that means if non-muslims are killed then it is jihad and they are fine with it. Rather, we need to buckle up now and get ready for more cross border terror attacks. All our energies should be focused not only on preventing such attacks but eliminating them all together.

Our “Aman Ki Asha” projects won’t change the hearts of Islamic terrorists of Pakistan. For this Pakistan has to move their education and social life away from religion based culture, value system, thinking and behaviour. Till they move to modern and progressive education and social system based on respect for all religion, human values and universal good, the scourge of terrorist mentality will remain with the Pakistanis. Today Pakistani nation state is based on hate towards other religions and culture, especially Hinduism. So those idiot Indians should stop their pipe dreams that a jihadi terrorist infested Pakistan will guarantee a safe and peaceful India. Trust Pakistan at your own peril.

Sympathy for the Peshawar victims should not blind us from our goal of defeating the state sponsored terrorist machinery emanating from Pakistan. Our policies and actions towards Pakistan should be only guided by realism and long-term strategy. We should not mix up sentimentalism with substance. In terms of the larger India-Pakistan relationship, Peshawar does not change anything. And I repeat…anything.

Friday, 12 December 2014

Mahatma Gandhi and Nationalism of Nathuram Godse

BJP MP Sakhshi Maharaj's remark a few days back has created a lot of  outrage among the “Secular Brigade” of India. They are twisting the whole statement of the BJP MP to give an impression that Nathuram Godse was an enemy of our nation and that Sakhshi Maharaj was equating him with Gandhi as well as justifying the killing of Gandhi.  But if we check the statement of Sakhshi Maharaj, we find that nowhere he justified the killing but just said that Godse was a nationalist and patriot who loved India though killing of Gandhi was wrong. His exact statement is as follows  - "Godse was a nationalist, Gandhi ji also did a lot for nation. Godse was an aggrieved person. He may have done something by mistake but was not an anti- national. He was a patriot”.

Mahatma Gandhi - the most influential Indian - Godse initially admired Gandhi but later become disillusioned with his ideas like a lot of other Indian at that time. Mahatma Gandhi who once famously said “I won't let the partition happen, if it does one must tear apart my body" was seen to be silent and inactive when the decision of partition of India was taken.  Direct Action Day, Noakhali genocide had shifted bargaining power to Jinnah from Congress and partition was becoming more inevitable by the day. Committee comprising of Mountbatten, Jinnah, Nehru and Gandhi discussed the matter. Later Gandhi left for Bengal as he feared that Hindus may resort to violence against Muslims. In his absence, Mountbatten Plan assenting partition was passed. Therefore, when it happened disillusioned Indians blamed him for inaction. Records show that Gandhi had helped Pakistan further. According to the partition plan, India owed final payment of Rs. 55 crore to the newly formed Pakistan before Indo-Pak relations on the Kashmir border deteriorated. Nehru & Patel argued that this money would help Pakistan buy weapons and froze the transaction upsetting Jinnah and Pakistani population. But in the name of humanitarian principles, Gandhi started a fast unto death till this money was released to Pakistan . He also fasted against  killing of  Muslims in Bengal and Delhi, but not even once to stop killings of Hindus in other parts. During these fasts, chants of "let Gandhi die" was heard frequently from the disillusioned and devastated Indians. It needs to be accepted that Gandhi failed to gauge the country's emotions and in an attempt to do everything righteous ended up making a big mess of the Indian state and its future. Should we blame Godse for feeling strongly about such injustice? I believe essentially Godse's action was conscious but nonetheless it was an outburst of rage that some sections of Indians felt because of Partition of India for which they held Mahatma Gandhi responsible. For them Pakistan was an illegitimate country born out of political opportunism and when Gandhi fasted  for Rs.55 Cr to be paid to this 'illegitimate' Pakistani state, it was outrageous for these sections of Indians  including Godse. Godse must have felt that Gandhi's idealism was doing much injustice to the nascent Indian state and its majority of people.

But that doesn't mean I support what Godse did. Which patriotic person would like his motherland to be split? The motherland is bigger than any individual or apostle. India was not Gandhi's “Jagir” for him to decide if partition should have happened. He had all rights to fight for freedom and lead the freedom struggle, but he had no right to give consent to divide the nation. The nation was not his alone but belonged to all Indians. The magnitude of Godse's contribution to the freedom struggle may be miniscule compared to that of Gandhi, but his angst was justified. Though Gandhi might be the greatest leader that India has had in recent history, there is no point in being in denial about the blunders committed by him and its consequences. Godse once said "Gandhiji may be a saint, but he's not a politician". However I feel, Gandhi was indeed a politician portrayed as a saint.

Nathuram Godse did not try to escape after assassinating Gandhi and was arrested immediately. The trial, which was held in camera, began on May 27, 1948 and concluded on February 10, 1949. He was sentenced to death.  Godse made his last statement before the Punjab High Court, then in session at Simla, on 5th May, 1949. Such was the power and eloquence of his last statement that one of the judges, G. D. Khosla, later wrote in his book  named “Murder of the Mahatma” - “I have, however, no doubt that had the audience of that day been constituted into a jury and entrusted with the task of deciding Godse’s appeal, they would have brought a verdict of ‘not Guilty’ by an overwhelming majority”.

I think Godse was a Nationalist, who loved his country to the core of his heart, who needs to be seen and understood in the right context. Following is the complete text of Godse’s last statement and I request all to read it fully (though it’s quite long) and then comment if you think Godse was an enemy of our nation.

WHY I KILLED GANDHI  - By Nathuram Vinayak Godse (19 May 1910 – 15 November 1949)

Born in a devotional Brahmin family, I instinctively came to revere Hindu religion, Hindu history and Hindu culture. I had, therefore, been intensely proud of Hinduism as a whole. As I grew up I developed a tendency to free thinking unfettered by any superstitious allegiance to any isms, political or religious. That is why I worked actively for the eradication of untouchability and the caste system based on birth alone. I openly joined RSS wing of anti-caste movements and maintained that all Hindus were of equal status as to rights, social and religious and should be considered high or low on merit alone and not through the accident of birth in a particular caste or profession.

I used publicly to take part in organized anti-caste dinners in which thousands of Hindus, Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaisyas, Chamars and Bhangis participated. We broke the caste rules and dined in the company of each other. I have read the speeches and writings of Ravana, Chanakiya, Dadabhai Naoroji, Vivekanand, Gokhale, Tilak, along with the books of ancient and modern history of India and some prominent countries like England , France , America and Russia . Moreover I studied the tenets of Socialism and Marxism. But above all I studied very closely whatever Veer Savarkar and Gandhiji had written and spoken, as to my mind these two ideologies have contributed more to the moulding of the thought and action of the Indian people during the last thirty years or so, than any other single factor has done.

All this reading and thinking led me to believe it was my first duty to serve Hindudom and Hindus both as a patriot and as a world citizen. To secure the freedom and to safeguard the just interests of some thirty crores (300 million) of Hindus would automatically constitute the freedom and the well-being of all India , one fifth of human race. This conviction led me naturally to devote myself to the Hindu Sanghtanist ideology and programme, which alone, I came to believe, could win and preserve the national independence of Hindustan , my Motherland, and enable her to render true service to humanity as well.

Since the year 1920, that is, after the demise of Lokamanya Tilak, Gandhiji’s influence in the Congress first increased and then became supreme. His activities for public awakening were phenomenal in their intensity and were reinforced by the slogan of truth and non-violence which he paraded ostentatiously before the country. No sensible or enlightened person could object to those slogans. In fact there is nothing new or original in them.. They are implicit in every constitutional public movement. But it is nothing but a mere dream if you imagine that the bulk of mankind is, or can ever become, capable of scrupulous adherence to these lofty principles in its normal life from day to day.

In fact, honour, duty and love of one’s own kith and kin and country might often compel us to disregard non-violence and to use force. I could never conceive that an armed resistance to an aggression is unjust. I would consider it a religious and moral duty to resist and, if possible, to overpower such an enemy by use of force. [In the Ramayana] Rama killed Ravana in a tumultuous fight and relieved Sita.. [In the Mahabharata], Krishna killed Kansa to end his wickedness; and Arjuna had to fight and slay quite a number of his friends and relations including the revered Bhishma because the latter was on the side of the aggressor. It is my firm belief that in dubbing Rama, Krishna and Arjuna as guilty of violence, the Mahatma betrayed a total ignorance of the springs of human action.

In more recent history, it was the heroic fight put up by Chhatrapati Shivaji that first checked and eventually destroyed the Muslim tyranny in India . It was absolutely essentially for Shivaji to overpower and kill an aggressive Afzal Khan, failing which he would have lost his own life. In condemning history’s towering warriors like Shivaji, Rana Pratap and Guru Gobind Singh as misguided patriots, Gandhiji has merely exposed his self-conceit. He was, paradoxical as it may appear, a violent pacifist who brought untold calamities on the country in the name of truth and non-violence, while Rana Pratap, Shivaji and the Guru will remain enshrined in the hearts of their countrymen for ever for the freedom they brought to them.

The accumulating provocation of thirty-two years, culminating in his last pro-Muslim fast, at last goaded me to the conclusion that the existence of Gandhi should be brought to an end immediately. Gandhi had done very good in South Africa to uphold the rights and well-being of the Indian community there. But when he finally returned to India he developed a subjective mentality under which he alone was to be the final judge of what was right or wrong. If the country wanted his leadership, it had to accept his infallibility; if it did not, he would stand aloof from the Congress and carry on his own way.

Against such an attitude there can be no halfway house. Either Congress had to surrender its will to his and had to be content with playing second fiddle to all his eccentricity, whimsicality, metaphysics and primitive vision, or it had to carry on without him. He alone was the Judge of everyone and every thing; he was the master brain guiding the civil disobedience movement; no other could know the technique of that movement. He alone knew when to begin and when to withdraw it. The movement might succeed or fail, it might bring untold disaster and political reverses but that could make no difference to the Mahatma’s infallibility. ‘A Satyagrahi can never fail’ was his formula for declaring his own infallibility and nobody except himself knew what a Satyagrahi is. Thus, the Mahatma became the judge and jury in his own cause. These childish insanities and obstinacies, coupled with a most severe austerity of life, ceaseless work and lofty character made Gandhi formidable and irresistible.

Many people thought that his politics were irrational but they had either to withdraw from the Congress or place their intelligence at his feet to do with as he liked. In a position of such absolute irresponsibility Gandhi was guilty of blunder after blunder, failure after failure, disaster after disaster. Gandhi’s pro-Muslim policy is blatantly in his perverse attitude on the question of the national language of India . It is quite obvious that Hindi has the most prior claim to be accepted as the premier language. In the beginning of his career in India , Gandhi gave a great impetus to Hindi but as he found that the Muslims did not like it, he became a champion of what is called Hindustani.. Everybody in India knows that there is no language called Hindustani; it has no grammar; it has no vocabulary. It is a mere dialect, it is spoken, but not written. It is a bastard tongue and cross-breed between Hindi and Urdu, and not even the Mahatma’s sophistry could make it popular. But in his desire to please the Muslims he insisted that Hindustani alone should be the national language of India . His blind followers, of course, supported him and the so-called hybrid language began to be used. The charm and purity of the Hindi language was to be prostituted to please the Muslims. All his experiments were at the expense of the Hindus.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

The Politics of Conversion

The Indian “Secularists” (these include politicians, historians, intellectuals, journalists etc.) and the “liberal elite class” despise everything Hindu or Hindutava. These creatures get offended when any references to Hindu Gods or customs are made but they merrily quote Biblical or Koranic references. I am not surprised that these Hindu haters and their pimps in the media always tirade at anything and everything Hindu - be it Sanskrit, Gita or Ghar Wapasi. They have no problem with large scale conversions by the Christians and Muslims but are outraged when Hindus do the same. These 'secularists' frothing from their mouth now over the reconversions by some Hindu groups, never felt outraged all these decades when Missionaries and Moulavis were converting the poor and illiterate Hindu population of India by allurement, deceit or force. They never show outpouring of such anguish when Christians convert by sermons or cajoling (jobs, house, education, treating disease etc.) and Muslims convert by coercion (terror, jihad, killing the males, raping the females etc.). But never fail to express their righteous indignation when Hindus reconvert by bathing, sitting in front of havan, chanting mantras and no such lucrative offers or fear of rape or killing.


Earlier, when the Hindu groups were demanding ban on “forced” conversions, the “secular” political parties dismissed these demands as communal in nature. Muslim and Christian evangelists have always been opposed to laws that ban or restrain conversions in the name of “freedom of religion”. Only Hindu organisations have supported such laws. The truth these secularists have been unwilling to face or discuss seriously is that religious conversion has largely been a one-way traffic so far in India– away from Hinduism. Also these secularists try to defend the conversions by Missionaries and Moulavis from Hinduism as being the result of the Hindu caste system, even though there is no conclusive evidence that caste alone plays a part in such conversions. It is equally obvious that converting out of Hinduism has not ended caste inequalities for the converts as else Dalit Christians and Muslims would not been clamouring for SC/ST and OBC status. Conversions away from Hinduism are very systematically planned over a long period and heavily funded internationally by Gulf petro-dollars or rich evangelical Christian churches in North America and Europe. If the Agra conversions are generating communal feelings and hatred, by what logic can these secularists claim that conversions away from Hinduism are immune from it? Let there be laws preventing all forms of conversion. There should also be a judicial inquiry to unearth the truth relating to conversion so far happened and still happening in the country. But do these secularists have the guts to investigate, discuss and also implement a ban on all conversions?

Thursday, 30 October 2014

An Open Letter to Syed Ahmed Bukhari of Jama Masjid

Dear Mr.Bukhari,

My this letter to you is in reaction to your invitation today to Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for the anoinment ceremony of your son as the 'Naib Shahi Imam' (Vice Imam) of the Jama Masjid and your statements about Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.  

I have a few questions for you which are as below :-

1.       What do you consider yourself to be? Are you living in Mughal era India where your forefathers were “Shahi” Imams and by dint of that coincidence, you still consider yourself to be the “Caliphate” of Indian Muslims as Mughal “Shahi Nababs” have cease to exist? Is Jama Masjid a “state within a state’ in India, which can have independent foreign and strategic policies?

2.       If Indian Prime Minister is to attend the private ceremony of a “Jihadi sympathiser & supporter” like you, I will stop respecting and endorsing him. I am sure even if invited, PM Modi would have never attended your ceremony as the position of Indian PM is far above the position of a petty “thug” godman like you. But who are you to invite the head of Govt. of an inimical nation like Pakistan? Do you consider that you are running a “Shahi Kingdom” in absence of the Mughal Kings? Or do you consider that Pakistan and its PM is the rightful inheritor of Mughal India and still hoping that someday Mughal rule will be restored over the Indian subcontinent?

3.       You said that you and your followers can’t relate to Modi but consider Nawaz Sharif as your friend. That means you don’t care if the person is an enemy of India but still ready to continue your relationship. Nawaz Sharif is responsible for the death and misery of lakhs of people in India in J&K and other places as his Govt. is using ISI and the barbaric Islamic Jihadi groups like LeT, JeM, Al Qeada etc. to spread terrorism and proxy war against India. I am sure you have sent invitation to Hafiz Saeed and Dawood Ibrahim too through “proper channel” to send at least  their representatives to your ceremony.

4.       You also said that Modi has no contribution to Indian Muslims. But can you enlighten us, as to what contribution Nawaz Sharif has towards Indian Muslims except instigating, supporting and financing some of them through ISI and the Jihadi groups to wage jihad against their own Govt. and nation?

5.       You again said that you and the Muslims of India have not pardoned Modi for the killing of Muslims during 2002 Godhra riots. Who are you to pardon or even question the Prime Minister of India, who has been absolved of any complicity in that riot by the highest court of the country? Can you answer, if you have pardoned Sharif for the killings of lakhs of Hindus, Sikhs, Jews and Christians under his rule earlier and even now in Pakistan? Have you also pardoned Sharif for killings of Lakhs of Indians in J&K and other parts of India? Let me tell you, even if you have, the people of India have not.  But your invitation to such a person proves that you and your followers/supporters  consider that killing of Hindus, Sikhs, Jews and Christians in Pakistan, other Islamic countries  and even in India are all right but you value only life of Muslims all over the world. For you, all Muslims from anywhere in the world are your brothers and sisters but not people from other religions even if they are from your own country. For you Islam comes before your own country of birth and where you are living. You are the same person who praised Osama Bin Laden and refused to unfurl Indian tri colour in Jama Masjid complex on India’s Independence and Republic Days a few years back. Now we know where your loyalty lies.

Mr. Bukhari, you have done a great favour to us by your these actions and statements. It remains to be seen now, how many “Indians” attend your function and still be wanted to be called "secular, nationalistic and patriotic". We will now come to know who the traitors of India are. I am sure Jihadi activists, their supporters & sympathisers, Kashmiri separatists along with pseudo secular politicians, intellectuals and media crooks of India will be there to show solidarity with your this “secular freedom of expression and action”. “Sickulars” like Salman Khurshid have already given statement to the media that  India is a "democratic" country and you have the right to choose whom to invite and whom not. After destroying the word 'secularism', now they are out to abuse the word 'democracy'.

Mr. Bukhari, you should thank your God that you were born and living in a civilized nation where the majority of the people are tolerant and believe in progressive ideology. Had you been in one of the theocratic Islamic states and would have behaved in a similar way against the interest of that state, by now you would have been beheaded on live TV. But, don’t take the generosity of this country and its civilized people for granted considering it as their weakness. Now this country knows how to retaliate towards its traitors and enemies and refuse to be slave of the earlier spineless, cowardly, apologetic and submissive culture. You are a traitor and   enemy of the Indian state. You are also an agent and working for the interest of the enemies of the nation.  Very soon this nation will put you into trial for sedition and treat you at par with Kasab and Afjal Guru.





Wednesday, 29 October 2014

The Media Bubble of Black Money

Since last Monday Indian media was in a frenzy over the 3 names disclosed by the Modi led NDA Govt. to the Supreme Court and along with the UPA allies (and Arvind Kejriwal) were questioning the Central Govt. as to why it failed to disclose more names specially of the “Big Fishes’ and how it’s stand on “Black Money” is different from the previous UPA Govt. They even went to the extent of saying that the NDA Govt. was doing a U turn from its election promises on this issue and also trying a cover up for “some people”. When the Supreme Court asked the NDA Govt. yesterday to submit to it in a “sealed envelope” all the names of the “Foreign Bank Account Holders” collected so far by Govt. of India, the media got another stick to beat the Govt. saying that this is a “major blow” to the Modi Govt. But when the same Supreme Court chose not to make public the list of 627 names submitted to it in a sealed envelope by the Govt. today and left it to the Special Investigation Team (SIT) to carry out necessary investigation and evolve a procedure to ensure proper probe into the matter, the bubble bursted on the face of the print & electronic media, arm chair intellectual critics and the corrupt UPA allies.
Now the questions that arise are the followings –
a)      Why did Supreme Court pass the order of yesterday?
b)      Is this order in contradiction to what the Modi Govt. has been all along saying both in court and in public forum (that the names will remain undisclosed until investigation agency’s probe and find any illegal act)?
c)       Is this a blow to Modi Govt.?
The Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told very clearly that Govt had already given list of all names obtained so far from foreign countries to the Special Investigation Team (SIT led by retired Justice MB Shah) as early as on 27th July as soon as the SIT was formed by the new NDA Govt.  It is to be noted that, the SIT was asked to be appointed by the Supreme Court itself in the year 2011.  Jaitley also  said that once SIT is through with the investigation and find any illegality in any of the accounts, the names shall be submitted to the Supreme Court. This has been explicitly stated in an affidavit recently filed by the NDA Govt before the Supreme Court. As SIT is being supervised by the Supreme Court itself, hence sharing the names with SIT is as good as sharing it with Supreme Court. Where does the question of hiding names arise? So, why did Supreme Court ask Govt. to provide it the names which the SIT already has? That is a million dollar question that has no logical answers. And now today when Supreme Court has said that it is not going to open the envelope and entrusted the same SIT with the investigation and submission of  report to the Supreme Court, is it not a bizarre order by the Supreme Court, which has no real purpose?
It was evident from the time the order was passed by the Supreme Court to submit the names of foreign account holders currently with Govt. of India and SIT in a “sealed envelope”, that it was not for public consumption. But the media and specially Congress led UPA allies (and also Kejriwal) created an impression that Court wanted all the names to be disclosed in public and the NDA Govt. was running away from it. Now that the Supreme Court has explicitly said that it is the SIT, who only can open the envelope and continue the investigation, does the same media and the UPA political leaders, rejected by people during the last Lok Sabha elections and Assembly election after election thereafter, owe an explanation to the people of this country? And there’s a legal reason, why NDA Govt. was not revealing the names in public but given to the Supreme Court supervised SIT formed by an order of the court. In Supreme Court’s own judgment of 2011, it clearly stated that disclosure of names without preliminary investigation indicating a prima facie violation is a serious violation of an individual’s right to privacy guaranteed under the Constitution. Moreover, the Supreme Court realizes that disclosing names received from foreign countries without establishing any illegal act will significantly impede on-going efforts to get more information from such tax havens and is also a serious violation of international treaties.
Today Prime Minister Narendra Modi seems to be having the last laugh. Had the NDA Govt. kept on saying that they can’t reveal the names due to domestic and international legal reasons, it would have been under constant fire for days and months to come from the Congress led UPA and their paid media. Now the ball is in the Supreme Court's court and the argument rests there – now since the Supreme Court has kept the names secret and not made them public - NDA Govt.'s stand is vindicated. It has done its job by handing over the explosive envelope to the Supreme Court and the SIT under supervision of the Court has the responsibility to do effective & quick investigation and find legally valid proof to prosecute the offenders. If Supreme Court goes ahead and make the names public at any stage for any reason, without investigation and valid proof of illegality, the Govt. will be able to claim that it was Supreme Court, who derailed Black Money investigation. Actually Supreme Court has taken the monkey off NDA Govt.'s back. Now if the Supreme Court fails in its mission due to its immature and childish over enthusiasm like how it was displayed in plenty so far in this case, eggs will be on its face and not Modi Govt.’s.
Actually, the Supreme Court seems to be jittery over the Judicial Accountability Bill passed by both houses of Parliament - and wants to score points on Govt. – and this bizarre order is an outcome of that fight. But probably the Supreme Court has bitten off more than it can chew in this black money case?  It should not forget that in our country constitution is supreme and not the courts, the executive or the legislature. Each of these institutions has its own domain, duty and accountability. If the elected Govt. can’t be trusted to do their public duty, why should we believe judges appointed by a collegium system whose functioning was shrouded in secrecy for the last two decades? Therefore, it should not try to be in a popularity and publicity competition on an issue, on which the Govt. of the day has shown its commitment and resolve from the very first cabinet meeting it conducted.
The “News Traders” and “Presstitutes” of the media houses along with their politician and intellectual friends from the UPA club (including AAP) created an illusion that Modi led NDA Govt. is the culprit for India not able to recover the black money so far and it was a crime by BJP that they raised the issue of black money first and for so long.  They have also never highlighted that Supreme Court ordered the then UPA Govt. in 2011 to constitute a SIT to probe this issue but UPA  Govt. never obeyed the Court order till 2014, when they went out of power. They created all hurdles and delays in investigating the same. In contrast, Modi led NDA Govt. constituted the SIT on its first ever cabinet meeting with an ex Judge as head and including representatives from all the economic and criminal investigation agencies of the country under supervision of the Supreme Court. They submitted the list of names of account holders to the SIT on 27th July. The SIT started its probe and the first list of 3 offenders were submitted to the court on 27th Oct – that is within a space of 3 months from the date of handing over the names, investigation started in right earnest and complete proof against 3 persons were collected so that those names can be made public as per international legal requirements. The Govt. also told the court that very soon more names will be made public as investigations are almost complete against more names. This is a sharp departure from the pussy footing by the UPA Govt. for 10 long years, when they failed to even constitute the SIT to start the investigation, let alone find proofs to make names public and start prosecution.
The media, the UPA allies, Arvind Kejriwal and his “Char Aadmi Party”   has been discredited thoroughly today, who went to town claiming that NDA Govt. had something to hide and is not sincere in investigating the Black Money issue. Within a period of 5 months they are expecting miracles from NDA Govt. but why they never showed such haste when UPA was ruling?

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Nobel Laureates for the World – Traitors for Pakistan

This week Malala Yousafzai has become the second ever Pakistani to win a Nobel Prize. Malala came to prominence as an anonymous blogger for BBC Urdu in the deeply conservative Swat region of  North West Pakistan, where she bravely defied Taliban dictates that girls should not go to school and remain in Burqa. In 2012, after she had gone public with her support of education for girls and also against the custom of Burqa (she wears only a head scarf), she was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen while returning on a school bus in the orders of the Taliban supreme leader Mullah Mohammad Omar. Rushed to Britain for treatment, she miraculously recovered and became an international campaigner for the rights of children, especially girls to get education and equal treatment in Pakistan and other Islamic countries. However, most people in Pakistan are not rejoicing on Malala’s winning the Nobel Prize as they see her as someone against their religious and social belief and custom.  Even as people all over the world are praising the young girl for her courage, many conspiracy theories are abounding in Pakistan. Pictures with notes  showing Malala and her father are circulating giving so called ‘proof’ that the Taliban never attacked her and that she alongwith her father are CIA agents. According to some, she was attacked because the USA wanted to malign Pakistan. The belief that the Taliban are not responsible is startling as Taliban commander Adnan Rasheed wrote a letter to Malala and publicly acknowledged the attack. Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan(TTP) spokesperson, Shahidullah Shahid threatened her again recently with a statement to French press agency AFP, saying “she is not a brave girl and has no courage. We will target her again and attack whenever we have a chance”. Even the mainstream media in Pakistan is also condemning her. Tariq Khattack, editor of the “Pakistan Observer”, condemning the prize and Malala wrote in an editorial that “she is a normal, useless type of a girl. Nothing in her is special at all. She’s selling what the West will buy”.
The CIA angle is a very common thing in Pakistan, which tends to see “foreign hands” as the root of all problems faced by that country. Everything that happens in Pakistan is a plot by the Indians, America or Israel or all three - the Taliban, power cuts, flood, corruption, economic stagnation, Osama bin Laden et al. The tendency to see plots and enemies behind every tree is a common trait of the Pakistani people, which is overwhelmingly conservative and suspicious of India and the West. Non-Muslims, foreigners, anyone embraced by the United States (such as Malala) and even minority religious sects in Pakistan are all seen as agents of foreign powers. The powerful Armed Forces of Pakistan who ruled the country more than half of its existence need enemies to justify itself and “foreign hands” are a convenient target. For decades, generations of Pakistanis have been indoctrinated with false stories, distorted history, religion based education and encouraged by the media, the military and the govt. to blame everybody who is a non-believer for the country’s problems ignoring the cancer of “Jihadi culture” that is eating away Pakistan since its birth. Therefore, how can Pakistanis accept Malala to be a hero, when her speeches do not have any Islamic agenda? How can they consider her to be an ideal future leader when nothing she says or does imbues a false sense of superiority in them as Muslim or Pakistani? Just see her plight. When Malala can't even live in Pakistan and is spending her life in exile for what she stands for, do you really think her work is appreciated by the majority in that country? She stood for a just cause but had the majority of the population in Pakistan and Govt.  supported her, she could still have continued her life and fight from the soil of that country. But why is she unable to do so? We have to accept what is reality and no point in trying to deceive ourselves by saying that Pakistanis stand for peace, civilization, rule of law and a modern pluralistic state where people have freedom to live their life as they like. I too agree that there are people in Pakistan who are moderate, love peace and a modern, scientific, rational and liberal civilized social order. But the people who are moderate in Pakistan are not effective and the people who are effective are not moderate. The moderate people in that failed rogue state don't have any say in their scheme of things and they are a miniscule minority. Had they been effective and influential, Malala would have still been living in Pakistan.
But disowning and insulting its Nobel laureates is a tradition in Pakistan. Before Malala, in 1979, Dr. Abdus Salam won the Nobel Prize for Physics. He was the first Pakistani Noble Laureate and also the first ever Muslim to win a Noble Prize for Science. But the story of this first Pakistani Nobel laureate is worth remembering and not for particularly happy reasons. He too, is a pariah in Pakistan, rarely acknowledged and never claimed as the “pride” of the nation.  But his crime? He was an Ahmadiyya, a minority Muslim sect whose adherents are considered heretics by so called true Muslims because they don't believe that Muhammad was the last prophet and Pakistan declared them un-Islamic and against which it discriminates horribly. Like Malala he, too, was in exile when he won the Nobel Prize. Despite being a leading figure in Pakistan's space and nuclear program, Dr. Salam was shunned by Muslim fundamentalists when they took control of the country in the 1970s. In 1979, he was joint winner of the Nobel Prize for his research on electroweak unification, known as the Standard  Model of particle physics, which theorized that fundamental forces govern the overall dynamics of the universe. Dr. Salam and Steven Weinberg, with whom he shared the prize, independently anticipated the existence of the 'God particle' which many decades later became formally known as the “Higgs Boson Theory” after the British Professor Peter Higgs who said the particle was responsible for endowing other particles with mass. The 5 million members of the Ahmadiyya community face persecution in Pakistan, where the constitution was amended in 1974 to declare them non-Muslims. The members of the  Ahmadiyya faith believe that Mirza Ghulam Ahmad a 19th century saint from Qadian town of Gurdaspur district was a messenger of the prophet and obey his teaching based on Quranic teachings of Prophet Muhammad. The motto of the Ahmadiyya Community is "Love for All, Hatred for None". In Pakistan, Ahmadiyyas, face prison or even death if they pose as Muslims, practise their faith publicly, describe their places of worship as mosques or take part in the sacred Muslim call to prayer. On grounds that they are supposed "apostates," Ahmadiyyas face the perpetual risk of prosecution for simply observing their faith. None of Dr. Salam's great accomplishments mitigated the bias against his community in Pakistan. In applying for a Pakistani passport, all Pakistanis are required to declare that Mirza Ghulam Ahmad is an impostor prophet and that his followers are non-Muslims. Madrasas of all sects of Islam in Pakistan prescribe reading materials for their students specifically targeted at refuting Ahmadiyya beliefs. As a result, persecution and hate-related incidents are constantly reported from different parts of the country, and Ahmadiyyas have been the target of many attacks led by other Islamic religious groups.
Dr. Salam received the Nobel Prize in traditional Punjabi attire and quoted the verses of the Quran in his acceptance speech. However, he had already been disowned in Pakistan. On his return to Pakistan in December 1979, there was no one from the public or Govt. to receive him at the airport. He was like a pariah in his own country. He could not even give a lecture in the Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, since there were threats of violence from students belonging to Islami Jamiat-i-Talaba. This was not an isolated event and other institutes also found it difficult to invite him for the same reason. His reputation was further tarnished when the right-wing journalist stalwarts came up with their stories claiming him to be a CIA agent and a traitor, who had sold the country’s nuclear secrets to India. As a result of this, when Dr. Salam decided to resign from his government post and eventually moved to Europe, where he would live until his death, which only gave further wind to those hurtful theories about him being a ‘traitor’. While Dr. Salam was shunned in his own country, the world held him in high regard. The then Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi invited him to India and bestowed a great gesture of respect by not only serving him tea with her own hands but even offered him Indian citizenship. In Geneva, Switzerland, a road was named after him. In Beijing, the Prime Minister and the President of China attended a dinner hosted in his honour while the South Korean President requested Dr. Salam to advise Korean scientists on how to win the Nobel Prize. He was also presented with dozens of honorary degrees of doctorate and awards for his hard work by foreign universities. But despite his achievements, Dr. Salam's name appears in few textbooks and is rarely mentioned by Pakistani leaders or the media. 
Even in 1989, the world's first Muslim woman Prime Minister, Benazir Bhutto, who herself knew prejudice, refused to meet Dr.Salam even after keeping him waiting in a hotel room in Islamabad for two days. He was very disappointed when Bhutto’s personal assistant rang him up to say that the Prime Minister did not have the time. But his misery didn’t end there. For Dr. Salam, not even death saved him from being targeted. The “ultimate insult” was upon his death in 1996 in Oxford, England, his body was brought to Pakistan as per his last wish to be buried in his hometown. The highest official representative of the Govt. of Pakistan at the funeral was the local police inspector. But the wonderfully enlightened Islamic fundamentalists were not satisfied with that also.  The epitaph on his tombstone was defaced and authorities removed the word Muslim from his tomb, which initially read ‘First Muslim Nobel laureate’ on the orders of the local magistrate.  This final disgrace explains why this hero was abandoned in the first place. The theological amendment in the constitution of Pakistan does not allow members of the Ahmadiyya faith to call themselves Muslims. No Muslim nation or countrymen acknowledge him because they don't see him as Muslim
Ahmad Salam, the London-based son of Dr. Abdus Salam  on hearing that Malala won the Nobel Prize said, “I am delighted to hear that Pakistan has gained its second Nobel. It is controversial but we can’t deny she is an amazing young girl”. However, he added that the Pakistani establishment never gave his father his due, “Pakistan still does not acknowledge my father in any official capacity. His name doesn’t appear in any history or science books. He has one small hall in Government College, Lahore, named after him, so there isn’t really any widespread recognition that he was a lifelong Pakistani or that Pakistan should be proud of him”.  Ahmad Salam also said his father was very touched by the warmth and affection he received during his visit to India after winning the Nobel Prize and recalled that the then PM Indira Gandhi had offered him Indian citizenship.
This year alone, at least 13 Ahmadiyyas have been killed so far in targeted attacks in Pakistan. The Taliban insurgency in Pakistan, steeped in sectarian slaughter, has called for the death of Ahmadiyyas and other minorities and the destruction of their holy places. That "stony barrenness" is now once more in view. Like Dr. Salam, Malala Yousafzai, whom the Taliban tried to kill for her outspoken role in promoting education for girls, lives in de facto exile in Britain. She is the source of a conspicuous and disgraceful amount of slander back home, with some critics deeming her a stooge of Western interests, a CIA agent and a "useless type of girl". Islamists of various stripes, including some with a great deal of influence, have all heaped such calumny upon the teenager and will likely to continue to do so. They were pleased with her as long as she was another local victim. But then, she cast off her victimhood and emerged as a hero, a beacon of hope for young girls around the Islamic world. So she is threatened with death, exiled, vilified and scorned so that children like her won’t dare again to rise for their universally accepted civilized rights and the society in particular remains slave to the age old backwardness and injustice.  Perhaps, if Dr. Salam had been accepted and embraced in his own country, science would have enjoyed a completely different status in Pakistan. Surely, Pakistani people would have travelled far on the road of scientific progress. But alas, they did not. Pakistan as a nation does not know how to honour its Nobel Laureates. Hatred, jealousy, bigotry and believing in conspiracy theories are norm of life in that country. Victim mentality and blaming others is prevalent in their society. But if it has to progress in a civilized world order, it needs to come out of being the custodians of religion and let everyone live their lives within their beliefs and help each other as members of the society.
There is a quote from German music composer Johannes Brahms that sums up the mentality of those in Pakistan, who rejected Dr. Salam and are now making efforts to belittle Malala’s struggle-  "those who enjoy their own emotionally bad health and who habitually fill their own minds with the rank poisons of suspicion, jealousy and hatred, as a rule take umbrage at those who refuse to do likewise and they find a perverted relief in trying to denigrate them". However, it is never too late. If Pope John Paul II could apologise on behalf of the Catholic Church for the mistreatment of Galileo in the 17th century, why can’t Pakistanis apologise to Dr. Salam and Malala? But they won’t. I don't think Nobel achievement should be the wakeup call, wakeup call should be the support from the so called educated class of Pakistan for the barbarians who would not even allow girls to go to school. So let's accept the reality. Peace and civilized life can't prevail in the  ‘Islamic Terrorist Republic of Pakistan”.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Taming the Devil

Going by the past experiences of the spineless, cowardly, apologetic and submissive Congress led Indian Govt’s response, Pakistani political and military establishments could never anticipate the strong, massive and effective response of the Narendra Modi led current Indian Govt to the ceasefire violation by Pakistan at the Line of Control (LoC) and International Border. They are shocked by the ferocity and volume of India’s retaliation and now running for cover in the face of India's onslaught. Given complete freedom to act by the Govt, the Indian Army and Border Security Force are firing back at will from every spot the Pakistanis have targeted and systematically destroying the Pak military infrastructure as well as killing both military and civilian on that side. India's retaliation has been so effective that Pakistani television channels have been directed by the Pak military  and ISI to completely black out any media coverage of the damage caused on the Pakistani side and not to show any visual of the casualties or damage on the ground. Even the Pakistani  newspaper “Dawn”, which was covering these incidents widely, have been  asked on wednesday by the Pak Army to tone down reports about killing and damage on the Pakistani side. Pakistan's military establishment is on the verge of losing face and not liking the evolving situation as in Pak occupied Kashmir (POK), demonstrations by the common people have already started against Pak Govt (Hindi news channel “India TV” had covered the same extensively last night).
Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh told Pakistan in no uncertain terms when he reminded Islamabad that "times have changed in India", implying that this is a different Govt. which will not bend to Pakistan’s bullying tactics and misadventures.  Both defence Minister Arun Jaitley and National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval have instructed the Indian Security forces to go all out and given them total freedom to retaliate as they deem fit. This is a never before stance of India against Pakistan. This marks an unprecedented toughening of India's stand on border standoffs. Similar resistance was shown by India during the stand-off in eastern Ladakh's Chumar area last month. After India refused to budge, China’s People's Liberation Army (PLA) vacated its positions in the disputed territory and agreed to the old positions.

But if we carefully analyse, we find that since May’14, the new Indian Govt has completely changed its policy and strategy towards Pakistan in its dealings and responses. These are part of a series of deft diplomatic moves that India adopted since Modi became Prime Minister to block every attempt by Pakistan to internationalise the Kashmir issue or humiliate India politically & militarily by promoting the terror machinery as their strategic asset to gain upper hand in the Kashmir dispute. To begin with, immediately after Modi Govt came to power it declared the UN Military Observer Group (UNMOGIP) irrelevant and made them vacate the Govt. accommodation they were using as their office in New Delhi for decades. Then it took tough measures against the terror organizations, their sympathisers and supports in J&K by hunting down and eliminating many terrorists during encounters in last few months. Also it told the Hurriyat and other such over ground Pakistani support groups that their days are numbered, if they don’t change their stance and tactics. The never before security measures resulted in the lowest ever  infiltration of terrorists into Indian territory from the Pak Jihad factories across the border in decades. According to figures compiled by the Army HQ and intelligence agencies, compared to 270 infiltration attempts along the LoC last year, this year only 90 have been made from Pakistan. While in 2013, 90 militants reportedly managed to sneak into J&K, this year only 24 have been successful.  June-Oct is the period of the year when infiltration attempts are made by terrorists with cover fire assistance from the Pak army due to melting of snow. Then calling off the foreign secretary level dialogue with Pakistan because of its continued parleys with Hurriyat leaders was a master stroke which put Pakistan in its place infront of the Jihadi elements in both Pakistan and India, the sympathisers and supporters of the Kashmir cause in Pakistan, India as well as all over the world. India scored the biggest victory when Prime Minister Narendra Modi, addressing the UN General Assembly in New York ensured that Kashmir was not allowed to dominate the agenda and gave befitting reply to Pak PM Sharif by putting all onus on Pakistan for restoring talks and made it very clear that terror and talks can’t go together and India will only talk on its “terms & conditions” . This made the Kashmir issue became irrelevant internationally and Pakistan lost its “K card” to score points over India internally and internationally. Pakistan’s latest attempt at ceasefire violation is mainly for 4 reasons - Firstly, they historically pushed militants to J&K during June-Oct period to reinforce their strength before snow makes the border areas inaccessible. Secondly, after the rebuff they received from India in the form of cancellation of foreign secy. level talks and in UN general assembly, Pakistan wants to bring the Kashmir issue to the forefront again. Thirdly, due to the above incidents, Pakistani political and military establishments have lost their credibility infront of the Jihadi elements in Pakistan as well as in India specially in J&K and trying to reinforce their credibility. Fourthly,  Pak Army is concerned that BJP may do well in the forthcoming assembly elections in J&K and thus may result in a major shift in politico-economic-military situation in J&K.

Modi Govt’s  unprecedented, massive and effective response and retaliation has made the Pakistani political and military establishment run for cover. Not finding any escape route, they petitioned UNO for asking India to stop the “ceasefire violation”. But Pakistan has tied itself into knots after even the UN has refused to intervene and told them unambiguously that Pakistan needs to sort this and all problems bilaterally with India. On the other hand, Indian Govt. is prepared for a long haul and has instructed its security forces to keep retaliating to inflict maximum damage on Pakistani infrastructure and manpower. India has even refused “flag meetings” requested by Pakistan to discuss the firings till they stop all cross border firing and infiltration as it wants to underline the point that Islamabad cannot dictate the terms of dialogue. Pakistani defence analysts have admitted that Pakistan’s aim of targeting India to divert attention of Pakistani people from the internal strife and to test the new Indian government has clearly backfired. India does not want to give any space to Pakistan that can dilute or weaken the new Govts. basic condition of 'no dialogue in the shadow of gun and terror'. As under Narendra Modi, India is making Pakistan pay a heavy price for its misadventures, he has become a target of Pakistani thinkers, strategists, media and jihadi elements. Therefore, “Hate Modi” is trending in social media and hackers are attacking Govt. of India websites. Some Indian intellectuals, politicians and media are also attacking Modi for taking such hardline against Pakistan as these elements “bake their bread” on so called “Aman Ki Asha” projects and back channel diplomacy.  But anybody who is sympathetic to Pakistan or its actions can’t be a true Indian and these elements need to be decimated by the Govt. once and for all as they are a threat to our sovereignty, integrity and security.

I have always maintained that the problem we are facing today from Pakistan is more a creation of our “inactions” of last 67 years, than the “actions” of Pakistan.  A misconception has been fed into the minds of millions of Indians over the years by our spineless, cowardice, power hungry, corrupt and incompetent politicians mainly from the Congress and Communist background backed by equally unfit and corrupt bureaucracy that a “strong & stable” Pakistan is in India’s interest. Thus, it was a clear case of failure of Indian political decision making and the result of shoddy & visionless strategic planning of certain unfit and incompetent politicians and their foreign policy/security advisers that India allowed Pakistan becomes a monster. The consequence of this colossal failure is that Indian establishment’s cowardliness has endangered the integrity, sovereignty and security of Indian state and its citizens. India has been tolerating Pakistan and its evil design for far too long with patience and magnanimity, which has been attacking and humiliating us at every opportunity. This approach has obviously not worked and our “generosity” has been mistaken as our “weakness”. Pakistan needs to realize that there is a severe price to be paid for the dangerous game it has been playing with us. We must stop hoping that if we pamper Pakistan with our acts of kindness, which we have been doing for last 67 years and indulge in our “Aman Ki Asha” projects, they will suddenly have this monumental change of heart and become our best friend & neighbour. We need to stop the peace charades, confidence building measures, cultural, sporting, economic  ties and stop deluding ourselves that we are not at war with Pakistan (which we are for the last 67 years). The Modi Govts. long term objective and interest is the negation of this failed rogue state for our own benefit and the benefit of a peaceful and civilized world order.





Saturday, 27 September 2014

The Armageddon of Narendra Modi

The landing of the “Air India One” at the John F Kennedy airport in New York today carrying Narendra Modi, the Indian Prime Minister, marks the culmination of a sad era for the so called “Secular” activists, intellectuals, media and politicians of India. These “secular saints” are already disgusted that a man against whom they run the most virulent hate campaign, earlier won a free and fair election with a thumping majority in a country whose “pseudo-secular, left-democratic and minority-pampered liberal” traditions preached and practiced by these elements as “nationalism” have been consigned to flame in the “Ghats of Varanasi” by the very man named Narendra Damodardas Modi. But even after this they have not stopped their “hate Modi” campaign and using every opportunity in any national or international public platform to ridicule, dismiss and belittle the good works started by Modi in every sphere of governance in the last about 3 months in power. They want India and the world to doubt and find fault in his every intention, word and action. They are also indulging in unsolicited advice and suggestions, which are actually disguised pitfall for him.
Therefore, they criticized him when he invited heads of SAARC nations to his swearing in ceremony, they criticized him during his visit to Bhutan, Nepal, BRICS summit and Japan, they criticized him after his address to the nation during Independence Day, Teachers Day and his “Make in India” campaign and continuing their campaign against his visit to the UN General Assembly summit in New York alongwith USA visit starting today. These "sickularists" are trying all options including filling a court case (which has no impact on a PM of any country as per US & international law) against Modi, paid demonstrations in collaboration with Teeshta Setalwads of the world, discussing in media more about how some inconsequential US analysts are still sceptical about his economic agenda & reform policies (incidentally S&P has raised India's rating today from “negative” to “stable”), and more importantly how India's refusal for the Secy. level talks have given the Na-Awaz Na-Sharif Pakistani PM the opportunity to raise Kashmir issue in UNGA (as if in last 10 years when we had so many "biryani level" talks, Pak never raised this in UN and other international forum). They are also advising Modi that India being the big brother, should show magnanimity towards Pakistan and help Nawaz Sharif domestically by not rebutting him very hard tomorrow at UN and resuming the composite dialogue with Pakistan. In their arrogance, these “secular saints” tend to forget that India is larger and wiser than their blind faith in some false beliefs which lack rational understanding. Modi doesn't need any of their suggestions and advices, as he would do what he deems fit and upholds the dignity & pride of India.
The sight of thousands of people gathered to welcome Modi, infront of his New York hotel with chants of “Har, Har Modi” with placards displaying 'We love Modi', 'America loves Modi', messages must be most disappointing and sad moments of their life for these “secular saints”. But there are more in store for them from tomorrow as on 27th Sept, after paying his tribute at the 9/11 memorial in New York, Modi will address the 69th annual session of UN General Assembly at the UN HQ, which will be televised live not only in India but all over the world. After this Prime Minister Modi will drive down to the historic Central Park to address the annual “Global Citizens Initiative”, which aims at building a sustainable world community. On 28th Sept, he will address a crowd of more than 20,000 including many US Congressmen, corporate heads and prominent thinkers from 48 American States and 5 Canadian provinces - at the Madison Square Garden, with several thousand people watching him live at the iconic Times Square. This will be the largest gathering ever in Medison Square Garden to listen to a foreign leader. On 29th Sept, Modi will have a meeting with top American CEOs, majority of whom are from Fortune 200 and almost all of them from Fortune 500 list, thus reflecting the new energy and enthusiasm about India among the top American corporates. This will be followed by US President Barak Obama hosting a rare private dinner for PM Modi at the White House to establish a personal relationship with the Indian leader ahead of summit talks the next day. On 30th Sept, Obama and Modi will have bilateral discussions as to how Indo-US ties can be taken to a "new level" in the interest of the two countries as well as of the world.
Narendra Modi is a leader with a vision and penchant for action. Throughout his career, Modi has displayed a remarkable consistency in both ideology and political rhetoric and therein lies the secret of the huge support he attracts. Modi enjoys tremendous advantage over his political and ideological rivals as his supporters have no apprehensions about his true ideological beliefs, intent and ability though these “sickularist liberals” want India and the world to believe, that the “Third Reich” is on the anvil with constant invocation of Hitler imagery. Modi has relentlessly pursued the halo of “India First” with restoration of balance in governance by practicing true secularism and working for a developed “Shrestha Bharat”. Modi is winning hearts and minds in India and world over on his own "Terms and Conditions". And that is the bottom line. Modi’s detractors should now realize that post 16th May'2014, this is a different India and Modi's Govt. has thrown the apologetic & submissive foreign, defence, economic and social policies of earlier Govts. to the “Nehruvian Graveyard”. The world now has to get used to this new, resurgent “Modified” India that has stopped bending backward.