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BJP’s Disconnect with Muslims.

Dt:  30/5/19

BJP’s Disconnect with Muslims

 

Dr T H Chowdary*

 

Much is written  by  scribes championing secularism that  there is disconnect between BJP and  Modi with Muslims . The historic fact however is  the disconnect of Muslim residents of India with India .  Mahatma Gandhi  committed the non-communal,  mainly Hindu national Congress to the  Indian Muslims communal movement khilafat  in demanding restoration of  power  over Mekka and Madina to the Caliph in Turkey who lost it   due to his  defeat in the first World War. Mahatma Gandhi said that one of the reasons for his support to the Muslims khilafat movement was to get Muslims commitment to  stop the slaughter of cows by them.   Despite  the whole  Hindu India committing  to a  Muslim cause not related to India ,  a leader of the   most prominent leader of Muslims   Maulana Md Ali had this to say about  Mahatma Gandhi after the  movement  lost its  reason  because of  Turks themselves  expelling the Sultan cum Caliph.  Mr. Mohamed Ali speaking at Aligarh and Ajmere (1924) said:

 

“However pure Mr. Gandhi’s character may be, he must appear to be from the point of view of religion inferior to any Musalaman, even though he be without character”. The statement created a great stir. Many did not believe that Mr. Mohamed Ali, who testified to so much veneration for Mr. Gandhi was capable of entertaining such ungenerous and contemptuous sentiments about him.  When Mr. Mohamed Ali was speaking in a meeting held at Amina Baug  Park in Lucknow, he was asked whether the sentiments attributed to him were true.  Mr. Mohamed Ali without any hesitation or compunction replied. “Yes! According to my religion and creed, I do hold an adulterous and a fallen Musalman to be  better than Mr. Gandhi”. (And this just after the  Khilafat movement Of  India’s Moslems into which Gandhiji involved the  national, secular Congress! Gandhiji used to call  Mohammed Ali, his brother!

98.6% of the  Muslim electorate rejected  secular  Gandhi, socialist Nehru and  nationalist  Maulana Abul Kalam Azad and voted for  India’s partition and Pakistan  - demanding , Moslem League !

 

 

2. The secular Indian state  has been subsidising to the extent of hundreds of  crores very year. India’s Muslims’ pilgrimage Haj to Mekka as no non-Muslim country anywhere in the world does to the of  hundreds of crores every year.   India’s Constitution  gives Muslims  ( and other religious and  linguistic minorities) unlimited  freedom  to found and manage  educational institutions of  their choice, a privilege and right not given to Hindus . Secular India carved out Muslim majority districts  in Kerala  and Haryana . Secular India during the period  2004  to 2014, spent  lakhs of crores of rupees  on  Muslim First” development programs in about  100 districts  of India .    The amount of funds  transferred by the union government to Muslim majority J&K state  are ten times more  per capita than the rest of India  (10% transfer for 1% population) . More than 20 mln illegal  Muslim infiltrators from Bangladesh  are given  shelter in Muslims homes in India to the extent that some districts in Assam and  West  Bengal and Bihar are now Muslims majority.  Tens of thousands of Muslim Rohingyas from Myanmar are sheltered by their co-religionists in Jammu, Delhi, Hyderabad.

 

Much is written about  the so called lynching of   Muslims  for  the offence of   cow slaughter. But 60 Hindu pilgrims were  burnt  alive in a rail coach in Godhra in 2002 .  Hundreds of Indian citizens were  slaughtered  by a jihadi gang from Pakistan in Mumbai  in the year 2009. 

 

3. Sadhvi  Pragna Singh Thakur   is faulted for calling  Nathuram Godse who killed Mahatma Gandhi, a patriot.   But Dr B R Ambedkar had the following to say about Gandhiji:  Dr B.R. Ambedkar wrote to Sharada alias Laxmi Kabir who later became his wife, following Gandhiji’s assassination. In that letter, dated 8 February 1948, Dr B R Ambedkar said that Gandhiji should have not met his death at the  hand of a Maharashtrian.  Then he went  on: "Mr. Gandhi had become a positive danger to his country.  He had choked all the thoughts.  He was holding together the Congress which is a combination of all the bad and self-seeking elements in society who agreed on no social or moral principle governing the life of society except the one of praising and  flattering Mr Gandhi.  Such a body is unfit to govern the country". And the Bible says that something good comes  out of evil, so also I think that good will come out of the  death of Mr. Gandhi.  He will release  people from bondage to superman, It will make them think for themselves and it will compel them to stand on their own merits.  And to that, he added: “My real enemy has gone, thank goodness, the eclipse is over”.  (Source: A Reporter At Large ( page 238/239) by M V Kamat)



4.  Indians, especially Hindus cannot forget the humiliation   they suffered  the temples that were  destroyed , the Zezia they had to pay during certain times of Muslims rule and  not an Indian language but Persian as the government language during the rule og the Muslims invader  settlers  rulers (Persian was replaced by Urdu in 1835 – neither Urdu is the language of  90% of people of India ). Muslims had become Chief Ministers of vastly Hindu majority Bihar, Rajasthan  and Maharashtra and had  become Vice Chancellors, Union Home Ministers and Presidents and Chief Justices  of High Courts and  Supreme Court,  Air Marshals, Lt. Generals and  so on. And yet  many  Muslims  especially the leaders among them spread the canard that they are being discriminated, that they are experiencing  insecurity ( how then does their population increased from 9.8% in 1951 to over 15% by now!) and that their poverty is   not  being adequately reduced.

 

5. Some  Muslim leaders and Muslims parties like the AIMIM are inveigling  SC Hindus  to fraternise  with them in their fight for “justice” .   They conveniently forget that they did very little to uplift  the then untouchables,  now called  SCs despite ruling over India  for  hundreds of years. 

 

6. It is necessary that the reasons for disconnect between Hindus and  Muslims  are studied and reduced by having a  Truth and Reconciliation Communion as in South Africa and  Peru . As long as  the Hindu  memory of the discrimination and humiliation and deprivation that they had been  subjected to during the Muslim rule of  India and  partition of this country  and reduction of Hindu-Sikh population of Pakistan  from 17% to 1.5% and from 30% in East-Pakistan – Bangla Desh from 30% to 7%; is undertaken  the disconnect cannot be undone . Unfortunately the communist parties and the regional parties,   in their  competition with like the  BJP are contributing not only to the continuance of the  disconnect but even  its growth by continuously  talking of a minority problem, minority insecurity , inadequate  representation of   minority and so on. It is well to remember that the  word “minority” in is used in India politics mainly for Muslims.

 

 

7. A truly  secular and democratic India should discard the  word minority for religious groups; do away with “minority”  Commissions, “minority” education institutions, minority morchas ( in political parties), State Minority Finance  Corporations, minority Gurukulas, minority welfare  departments and treat all people as equal  citizens of the  Republic of  Bharat.

 

8. Let us remember that it was the Muslims in the  Hindu majority pre Aug 1947 provinces who agitated, rioted and  voted for the  partition of  India and creation of  Islamic  Pakistan   as homeland  for the subcontinent’s Moslems.  BY not emigrating to the  State they created  through a peaceful exchange of  minorities , (a  choice advocated  by MD. Ali Jinnah, the  Muslim League and Dr Ambedkar,  Muslim leaders are  inciting  their  people to pre-partition grievance manufacture. It is not good either for them or to Bharat . Finally , let us recall what Dr Ambedkar and Maulana Abul Kalam  Azad had said before and  immediately after partition and Pakistan .

 

Dr Ambedkar:

 

“I do not  think the  demand  for Pakistan is  the  result of mere  political distemper, which will pass away with the  efflux of time.  As I read the  situation, it seems to me that it is a characteristic in the  biological sense of the  term which  the  Muslim body politic has developed in the   same  manner as an  organism develops a characteristic. Whether it will survive or not, in the  process of natural  selection, must  depend upon the  forces that may become  operative in the  struggle for  existence  between Hindus and Musalmans

 

- Dr. Ambedkar  in the  book, “Pakistan or  the Partition of India”

 

 

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad:

 

""Do you remember?  I hailed you, you cut off my tongue. I picked up my pen, you severed my hand. I wanted to move forward, you cut my legs. I tried to turn over, and you injured me in the back. When the bitter political games of the last seven years were at their peak, I tried to wake you up at every danger signal... I warned you that the two-nation theory was the death-knell to a meaningful and dignified life, forsake it. To all this you turned a deaf ear. And now you have discovered that the anchors of your faith have set you adrift. The debacle of Indian Muslims is the result of the colossal blunders committed by the Muslim League's misguided leadership."

(Syed Saiyidin Hameed's translation of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad's talk in Urdu at Jama Masjid .dt. 23 -10- 1947)

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