Russia begins withdrawal of forces from Syria!

Russia begins withdrawal of forces from Syria!

-Dr. Abdul Ruff

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Russian President Vladimir Putin announced out of the blue on March 14 that the main part of Russian armed forces in Syria will start to withdraw, telling his diplomats to step up the push for peace as UN-mediated talks resumed on ending the five-year-old war. Putin said at the Kremlin meeting he was ordering the withdrawal from March 14 of the main part of “our military contingent” from Arab Syria. Putin made his surprise announcement at a meeting with his defence and foreign ministers.

 

As a result, Russian forces are already leaving Syria, surprising USA, President Assad, the opposition and the entire world because no one knew for sure how many years the Russian forces would stay in Syria. Russia said its first jets have left Syria and are on their way back to Russia. Speculation was that Russia would keep is forces in Syria as USA is doing the same in Afghanistan, Syria, Pakistan and Iraq.

 

Vladimir Putin said he instructed his armed forces to start pulling out of Syria, over five months after he ordered the launch of a military operation that shored up his ally, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Putin said at a Kremlin meeting with his defence and foreign ministers that Russian forces had largely fulfilled their objectives in Syria. But he gave no deadline for the completion of the withdrawal and said forces would remain at a seaport and airbase in Syria’s Latakia province.

 

Russia, on instruction from President Putin, had launched air strikes in September followed by a massive troop deployment, turning the tide of a long and brutal war in Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s favor, rescuing his regime from the brink of collapse. Putin’s announcement appeared timed to coincide with peace talks in Geneva that have been dominated by a disagreement over Assad’s fate.

 

Putin said the decision was discussed and coordinated with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, adding that “the fundamental tasks set for the Russian armed forced in Syria were resolved.  “It was agreed to withdraw main body of the Russian air forces. At the same time Russia would preserve an air flight control center in Syrian territory to monitor the ceasefire regime,” according to an online Kremlin press release.

 

Earlier, Putin had ordered an intensification of Russia’s diplomatic efforts to achieve a peace deal to end the civil war in Syria that has dragged on for five years, killed thousands of people and displaced millions, many of them seeking refuge in Europe.  As ceasefire effort did not work out well, the western diplomats speculated President Putin may be trying to press Assad into accepting a political settlement to the war, which has killed over 250,000 people, although US officials saw no sign yet of Russian forces preparing to pull out.

 

Syrian war has displaced half the population, sent refugees streaming into Europe and turned Syria into a battlefield for foreign forces and jihadis. The limited truce, which excludes the powerful Islamic State and Nusra Front groups, is fragile. The warring sides have accused each other of multiple violations and they arrived in Geneva with what look like irreconcilable agendas. The Syrian opposition says the talks must focus on setting up a transitional governing body with full executive power, and that Assad must leave power at the start of the transition. Damascus says Assad’s opponents are deluded if they think they will take power at the negotiating table. The talks must focus on political transition, which is the “mother of all issues”, the UN envoy said.

 

The Russian withdrawal move was announced on the day UN-brokered talks involving the warring sides in Syria resumed in Geneva. The Geneva talks are the first in more than two years and come amid a marked reduction in fighting after last month’s “cessation of hostilities”, sponsored by Washington and Moscow and accepted by Assad’s government and many of his foes. In Geneva, United Nations mediator Staffan de Mistura told the warring parties there was no “Plan B” other than a resumption of conflict if the first of three rounds of talks which aim to agree a “clear roadmap” for Syria failed to make progress.

 

US President Barack Obama and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have discussed Moscow’s planned military drawdown in Syria and next steps required to fully implement the cessation of hostilities. The White House announced this on March 14, hours after a shock announcement that signals a new phase in the five-year-old conflict.

Russia has remained steadfast in its public support of Assad, while opposition groups — the United States and key European countries — have called on Assad to go as part of a negotiated transition. “A political transition is required to end the violence in Syria,” Obama said.

Russia’s military intervention in Syria in September helped to turn the tide of war in Assad’s favour after months of gains in western Syria by rebel fighters, who were aided by foreign military supplies including US-made anti tank missiles. The anti-Assad opposition which lost hopes of removing Assad from power, simply expressed bafflement, with a spokesman saying “nobody knows what is in Putin’s mind”. Syria regards all rebel groups fighting Assad as terrorists. Rebels and opposition officials alike reacted skeptically.

Opposition spokesman Salim al-Muslat demanded a total Russian withdrawal. “Nobody knows what is in Putin’s mind, but the point is he has no right to be in be our country in the first place. Just go,” he said. A European diplomat was also sceptical. “It has the potential to put a lot of pressure on Assad and the timing fits that,” the diplomat said.

Syrian government rejected any suggestion of a rift with Moscow, saying President Bashar al-Assad had agreed on the “reduction” of Russian forces in a telephone call with Putin Moscow had promised to continue support for Syria in “confronting terrorism”.

 

Moscow gave Washington no advance warning of Putin’s announcement. Even Americans had seen no indications so far of preparations by Russia’s military for the withdrawal. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Putin had telephoned the Syrian president to inform him of the decision, but the two leaders had not discussed Assad’s future – the biggest obstacle to reaching a peace agreement.

 

Russia has said it was in Syria to fight Islamist terror groups, but a large part of its air strikes were on anti-Assad groups which Washington and its allies designate as moderate opposition groups. Opposition fighters have alleged that Russia had combat troops on the ground fighting anti-Assad forces, but the Kremlin has never acknowledged this and so it was unclear if such forces would be covered by the withdrawal.

 

Continuing offensive actions by Syrian regime forces risk undermining both the cessation of hostilities and the UN-led political process. A recent “cessation of hostilities” has been frequently breached but, Obama said, led to a “much-needed reduction in violence”. The White House sought to turn the screws on Assad, just as his backing from Russia was called into question.

 

By signaling the start of a withdrawal, Russia is likely to soothe tense relations with the USA, which has accused the Kremlin of inflaming the Syrian conflict and pursuing its own narrow interests. “I think we did it to show the Americans that we do not have military ambitions and don’t need unnecessary wars,” said Ivan Konovalov, director of the Center for Strategic Trend Studies in Moscow. “They have been accusing us of all kinds of things and this is a good way of showing them they are wrong.”

Through its intervention in Syria, Putin has restored Russia status as a major international player capable of exerting its influence far from its borders, and forced the United States to reckon with Moscow’s interests. But there was also recognition in Moscow that pressing ahead any further with the military operation would produce diminishing returns. Russian officials have said it is unrealistic to try to restore Assad’s control over all of Syria and the time had come to negotiate a peace. Putin said at the Kremlin meeting, “With the participation of the Russian military … the Syrian armed forces and patriotic Syrian forces have been able to achieve a fundamental turnaround in the fight against international terrorism and have taken the initiative in almost all respects,” Putin said.

 

Russia’s UN ambassador Vitaly Churkin confirmed some forces would stay in Syria. “Our diplomacy has received marching orders to intensify our efforts to achieve a political settlement in Syria.”  But the Russian leader signaled Moscow would keep a military presence: he did not give a deadline for the completion of the withdrawal and said Russian forces would stay on at the port of Tartous and at the Hmeymim air base in Syria’s Latakia province, from which Russia has launched most of its air strikes.

Questions remained about the practical implications of Putin’s announcement. It was not clear if Russian air strikes would stop. Russia will retain the capability to launch them, from the base in Latakia province.

Russia has shown the road map to all colonial powers to follow suit and emulate. NATO and its leader USA, Israel and India must respect the path shown by the Kremlin to quit occupations and let the nations under their occupation to gain sovereignty.

Millions of people have been slaughtered, severely wounded, driven out of their nations by these colonialist powers.  Fake threat perceptions of anti-Islamic nations, following the Sept 11 hoax, have harmed the humanity.

Peace and democracy are not mere slogans, for, sustained efforts are necessary to achieve these objectives.

 

Aung San Suu Kyi cannot be president in Myanmar!

Aung San Suu Kyi cannot be president in Myanmar!

-Dr. Abdul Ruff

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Myanmar on March 15 started its presidential election in the Union Parliament comprising two Houses. The country’s new president will be elected among three vice presidents. Myanmar’s National League for Democracy (NLD) has named its candidates to be president, confirming that its elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi is not a contender.  The three vice presidents are U Htin Kyaw of the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) party, who was elected by the group of presidential electoral college of the House of Representatives (Lower House), U Henry Van Htee Yu also from NLD, who was elected by the House of Nationalities (Upper House), and U Myint Swe from the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), who was directly assigned by the military.

The candidate thought most likely to become president, Htin Kyaw, is a close aide. It is however of no consequence as to who win the presidency as Suu Kyi still control the president and his powers. Ms Suu Kyi failed to persuade the military to allow a clause barring her from the presidency to be overruled.  But she has vowed to lead from the sidelines instead.

Ms Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy will control parliament, although a quarter of the seats as well as key government ministries remain in the hands of the military. One of the new parliament’s first jobs will be to choose a president to replace Thein Sein who steps down at the end of March. Ms Suu Kyi, who spent 15 years under house arrest by the army rulers, is constitutionally barred from standing because her sons are British not Burmese.  There was speculation that a deal may have been done with the military to allow her to take the job

The new government will take power on 1 April – the first freely elected government after more than 50 years of military rule and then five years of military-backed civilian government.
The generals’ inflexibility, in the face of a huge popular mandate, has set the tone for what looks likely to be a period of confrontation between them and the newly elected democrats. It was in November last year that Suu Kyi’s party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), swept the board in the long-awaited general election.

The NLD won nearly 80% of the contested seats and everyone, even the army, agreed that the Burmese people had not just voted for change, they had voted for Suu Kyi to lead. Emboldened by the result, the former political prisoner reached out to her long-time adversaries. In the past four months she has held three meetings with Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing. Suu Kyi was exploring the possibility of a grand deal. What the NLD leader needed was the army’s approval for a legally dubious move. She wanted parliament to temporarily suspend the part of the constitution that bars her from becoming president.

 

The NLD won the majority of non-military seats available in parliament in last year’s historic general election, although the army – which still controls a quarter of all parliamentary seats and key security ministries – remains a significant force in Burmese politics. The NLD, which won a landslide in November, has named Htin Kyaw as its lower house nominee for vice president, and Henry Van Thio, an MP from the Chin ethnic minority, as its upper house nominee. Both houses will choose between the NLD’s candidates and those from other parties, but because the NLD holds a majority in both houses, its candidates are likely to be chosen. The winner from each house will then enter a second vote to decide the president of the country. A military nominated candidate will also compete in this vote. The two losing candidates will become vice-presidents.

Suu Kyi  tried right to the last. But there was no deal. Despite a huge win in the election, Aung San Suu Kyi failed to convince the army that her destiny was the presidency. Clause 59F of the constitution which bars her because her sons have British not Burmese passports remains in place, and she has now chosen someone else. It’s Htin Kyaw, who she’s known all her life. He’s a committed member of the party and was by her side when Ms Suu Kyi was released from house arrest in 2010. His most important quality may be the ability to take orders.

Aung San Suu Kyi has made it clear that though she does not have the title – she will still be in charge.  Ms Suu Kyi’s close aide Htin Kyaw, 70, is a quietly spoken man who attended university in the UK. He has a reputation for honesty and loyalty, and has kept a low profile. His father, the writer and poet Min Thu Wun, won a seat for the party at the 1990 election. His wife, Su Su Lwin, is the daughter of an NLD founder, as well as being a sitting MP, and a prominent party member. He has played a senior role at the Daw Khin Kyi Foundation, the charity founded in honour of Suu Kyi’s late mother, and has been frequently seen at the NLD leader’s side, serving as her driver from time to time.
The chances of Aung San Suu Kyi becoming Myanmar’s next president have been receding for months. But as parliament puts forward its nominations for the top job, the situation is clear: there will be no last-minute deal, no President Suu Kyi. Those expecting a Nelson Mandela ending to this incredible story will be disappointed. But for Suu Kyi and her many supporters little has actually been lost. This anticlimactic outcome strengthens her politically and diminishes the military in the eyes of the Burmese people.

Clause 59F famously disqualifies anyone whose spouse, children, and even spouses of children, have foreign passports. Suu Kyi’s two children by Oxford academic Michael Aris are British. Supporters of the clause say it protects the country’s sovereignty, but many believe it was drafted by the military to close the door on Suu Kyi. To open that door, the Burmese army would have demanded concessions. That could have meant giving the military the right to choose the chief ministers of several states, and securing promises that the army’s many business interests would be left alone.

So what, then, will the new political landscape of Burma look like?

Suu Kyi famously said before the election that she would be “above” whoever she picks to be president. All Suu Kyi will have to do is pick up a phone to flex her presidential power by proxy. She has lost nothing there. Unencumbered by any deal with the army, Suu Kyi will be freer to pursue her campaign platform from the 2015 election. Her authority is unchallenged within her party and she will now remotely command both presidency and parliament. One of her priorities is likely to be a renewed bid to change the constitution to reduce the army’s power.

The unelected army representatives have already sampled the new order. Suu Kyi’s MPs are demanding that deals made by the army and the former government be re-examined. In a rare moment of drama, all the men in green uniform stood up in the house in protest. In the immediate aftermath of the election, Suu Kyi spoke of being inclusive and creating a government of national unity. That was before the army rejected her overtures. It is expected that the government Suu Kyi leads will be a mix of NLD officials and technocrats.

The 2008 constitution will be the main limit on Suu Kyi’s power. Drafted by the generals, and approved in a sham referendum, it ensures the military retains its political role. The key security ministries (home, defence, border affairs) are appointed not by the president but by the army commander-in-chief. A quarter of the seats in parliament are also reserved for soldiers. That is not enough for them to block legislation, but sufficient to scupper any attempts to amend their constitution. Most importantly, the military is almost certain to have insisted that attempts to chip away at its political power be put on the back burner. So beneath the feel-good headline of “President Suu Kyi”, the army would have consolidated its political role. It’s not clear why the grand deal didn’t happen. Perhaps the army just couldn’t stomach the idea, or maybe Suu Kyi refused to concede enough. For whatever reason, the talks broke down.

 

Much has changed in Myanmar, but the Burmese army has not budged one inch from the red lines it put into the constitution. The democratic experiment, economic reforms and the emboldened Suu Kyi remain in a controlled space that the military designed and now seem intent on preserving.  Myanmar’s independence hero, Gen Aung San, assassinated in July 1947 when Suu Kyi was only two years old was her father. From 1964, studied philosophy, politics and economics at Oxford University, where she met her future husband, academic Michael Aris. She returned to Rangoon in 1988 to look after her critically ill mother during the midst of a campaign for democratic reform.

Suu Kyi organised rallies and travelled around the country, calling for peaceful democratic reform and free elections. Demonstrations brutally suppressed by the army, which seized power in a coup in September 1988, placing Suu Kyi under house arrest the following year. Her party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), won a national election in 1990 – but the military junta refused to relinquish power. Suu Kyi spent protracted periods under house arrest until she was finally released unconditionally in 2010. Suu Kyi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991. She led the NLD to a majority win in Myanmar’s first openly contested election in 25 years in November 2015.

Suu Kyi will control both the parliament and presidency without being the country’s president.

 

T20 world cup 2016: has India got double-advantages?

T20 world cup 2016: has India got double-advantages?

Dr. Abdul Ruff

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T20 where bowlers must offer as many 6s and 4s as possible in order to help boost the image of batboys in 20 overs, thereby helping the bating team make a ‘respectable’ score is an extreme version of joint cricketism. Unlike in test cricket where bowlers do not give more than 2-4 runs per over, in T20 the bowlers maintain the range of 7-18 runs per over so that batboys can enjoy in 6s and 4s since only a total of 120 balls are at their disposal and batboys must get as many runs as possible quickly to retain their false image and happiness of fans and other spectators, including the corporate sponsors. Teams never want a contest between the bowler teams because that is disastrous for the poor batboys on both sides and so they ask the bowlers to promote batboys and make matches “interesting”. The giving run to batboys is important and a must for bowlers – and not taking wickets that makes cricketers unhappy.

As today the so-called T20 world cup show begins and India, spending a lot of money on cricket, seems to be the favorites to get the cup, let us try to comprehend the win phenomenon in joint cricketism.

At the outset credit must be given to Indian cricket team for its bowling unit that coerces other teams with weaker bowlers to come for “compromises” with India while the powerful India mafia helps the team win the matches almost comfortably. The IPL connections make other bowlers to play for India when the signal emanates from the concerned side, while their batboys leave the crease as early as possible. Since all this happens as official fixing, nothing can be done by ant-corruption squads. Indian batboys are as bad as any batboy in any other teams who hits when bowler are kind and helpful and they suffer at the crease as bowlers and fielders deny runs even in ones. Solidly reckless and sincere bowling sends the “best” batboys to the hut quickly.

The best example remains India’s Sachin Tendulkar who had to quit cricket because he had to stand at the crease for nearly two years for a 100 runs that he eventually got from Bangladesh obviously on Indian pressure on that country. Indian government made him “bharataratna” in order to overcome its on feeling of big insult. That was his one last century and Indian regime could not tolerate the pain even the rulers felt seeing its god standing with a long a bat at the crease worshiping the bowlers for quick 4s and 6s.

India would struggle if other teams also make their bowling unit strong but generally seeking for 100s and 50s for their batboys they do not genuine create a good bowling team. Especially UK, New Zealand, South Africa etc do not bother about bowling teams. The cricket boards also discuss the composition of bowling unit of each other and make compromises.  They also decide the “records’ each cricketer and teams expect to “achieve” in the series and both teams work for “fulfilling” that. Only one issue they have problem is the dubious “man of match” awards- decided depending on the circumstances.

India’s double advantages include IPL payment, bowling unit and official and private mafia strength. Corporate media in the west and east do not want any bad women for cricket fixers and so never try to expose official fixings as every country promotes fake sports.  Since cricekters want as much money as possible they can do anything silently to secure it.

Almost every Indian TV channel now is busy blasting the news about the T20 world cup while sports channels focus on greatness of Indian cricketers and their resolve to somehow win the WC this time. The BCCI, spots ministry and the powerful corporate mafia, confident about Indian winning the cup, are busy getting all foreign bowlers, who are currently on the payrolls of rich IPL bosses, play for India’s success. They are not supposed to trouble Indian batboys. India would use multipronged approach to get what it wants. Cricket is a purely private “sport” as the BCCI is not governed by government agencies. But cricket represents India and honored by the government.

Indian cricket commentators say Indian team is magnificent as its batboys are simply awesome. Other teams are no match for India as they have not yet comprehended preparations India does beforehand with regard to each and every cricketer of other teams. However, India is more than its real talent, as it, thanks to IPL advantages, seems to have ensured support of some players in other teams as well.

Cricket commentators are in fact those who are paid to boost the image of batboys by parsing their so-called fabulous shots. They are told not to peep into the bowling techniques or find fault with bowlers or their bogus bowling habits. The idea is not expose the batboy-bowler equations’ or mafia interventions to get 100s to batboys by rotation. They are not supposed to talk about nonsensical pro-batboy pitches prepared on demand. They are not allowed to discuss the play ground which is almost empty with a few boys standing leaving a lot of space in between for the batboys to drive the ball for 4s and 6s.

Since the commentators know well the consequences if they talk a world about match fixing, they just don’t mention that at all. As bowlers offer free balls for batboys to select their shots, commentators keep saying “wo, another 4” and “another 6” etc to fool the public.

It is likely that the commentators do not know about all secret fixings but  they can easily guess what is going on the field and why after two wickets bowlers offer to many  runs in 4s and 6s along with wides, for instance, helping the run rate jump up.

Teams like Pakistan and Bangladesh “win” the toss and decide to bowl. But they do not  restrict the  bating team to a bare minimum score but  help  it make  big score. The idea is to get back 100s and 50s  as return favors> They willingly lose the match but would be happy to get man of the match as achievement for awards.

Commentators never utter word about all these known dramas because they don’t want to lose money and do risk chances in future to work as paid commentators. But as part of  mafia, they get all benefits.

The highly paid cricket commentators debate nonsense in the name of promotion of bating. These so-called expert boys who were once themselves cricketers minting huge money from all possible different sources for playing cricket dramas by promoting pathetic looking “runout’ the batboys, who cannot defend their stamps. These batboys could be India’s hon. Bharatratnas and Padmashrees–  rare honors meant not for the frauds and false record holders like cricketers, or at least military’s adopted Colonels, but if the bowlers opt for dotball and do not offer runs, they stand like stranded passengers at the crease not knowing what to do.   That would be so pathetic scene to watch!

Cricket commentators are paid liars who talk only about “greatness” of batboys describing how fantastic their shorts are but they refuse to link the shots with bowling nature and techniques. They don’t say whether batboys could hit 6s and 4s or even singles if bowlers are reckless and keep to dotball techniques without trying for a wicket by offering many urns just for fun.

Unless the governments stop cricket frauds to fool the people by secret deals for 100s and 50s and return favor conventions.

Commentators are frauds and thrive because cricketers are frauds and liars. The batboy captain tells the crowd before the match begins about how many runs they would make but in fact he wants the bowlers to give to his team that many runs and good “respectable” score. In fact the teams also decide what score the first bowling team should give to the batboys. That is illegal and immoral. .

In Asia cup, With Sri Lanka not showing nay interest, India, which pays huge sums to other players in IPL, was boosted as the favorites even by other teams.  Unexpectedly, Bangladesh came to the final to face India as Pakistan, playing only for 5os let India defeat it. In fact, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka were competing with one another to promote Indian interests in Asia cup so that India can shine at world cup. BD was eager to keep Indians in good humors by offering too many runs so that India would offer enough to Bangladesh in kind.  Defeating India would create problems in the ailing bilateral ties. India was not so sure of winning the cup without BD assistance. Earlier, Bangladesh defeated both Pakistan and Sri Lanka and defeating India would add prestige to BD team.

Commentators were quick to say Bangladesh lost the Asia finals because of ‘brilliant” Indian bating and very tactfully hid the truth about Indo-Bangla pre-fixing.  Bangladesh Captain said one day before the final match declared that India will win the finals and in a way conveyed the message indirectly that Bangladesh would let India win it. In the 15 overs match on March 06 India “won” the toss and let BD to bat first, gave 120 runs taking only 5 wickets. BD bowlers took one wicket of Rohit quickly and then onwards offered only runs, refused either to reduce run rat or take more wickets. Obviously Bangladesh boys did not want to defeat big brother India which would help them with some “gifts”.  How can commentators say all this frankly?

Now it is clear all Asian teams would help India in the world cup, especially Pakistan Bangladesh and Sri Lanka would do everything possible to appease the big brother. Commentators can try to be honest with public which pays them.

India, spending too much (black) money for cricket matches in the country and abroad, is targeting the world cup win. Not only the South Asian spin teams, but even every foreign player who is part of IPL drama is expected to promote  Indian interest in world cup so that cricket can survive in many more formats so that every player would get  plenty of money and also some awards.

While Bangladesh and Srilanka are scared of defeating India, Pakistan wants just 50 runs for at least one of its batboys and that is the reason Pak team opt to bowl first , giving a couple of 50s or 100s  as “ voluntary deposits” in order to reap the  return favors.

By far, Indian advantages are also greater so far as other teams are concerned.

Soon the world cup scenes would unfold many “interesting” features while the paid commentators would busy searching for varieties of batboy greatness. Meanwhile Indian corporate media would get some foreign cricketers to praise, obviously on payment basis, Indian batboys who would then be promoted for national awards!

By the way, will cricket boards seriously think about reviewing all official fixings, about the bogus records and rankings? Will the cricketers talk some truth at least off the field and let the commentators also talk about bowling techniques deciding bating greatness?

 

Destruction of Babri Mosque: Supreme Court should dismantle Congress, BJP, Hindutva allies!

Destruction of Babri Mosque: Supreme Court should dismantle Congress, BJP, Hindutva allies!

(India’s deep rooted hidden conspiracy against Muslims!)

-Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal

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This is a brief study about how a secular India has betrayed its Muslim community in many ways, punishing Muslims as open ugly display of its hate for Islam.  Instead of protecting the Muslims as minority community as per the Constitution of India, the government of India and major political parties joined the Hindutva forces  with criminal intent to destroy Babri Mosque and threaten Muslims with more such dreadful acts of arson.

 

Fake faith of India

 

It is a Himalayan shame that India began using its axe on Muslims once it got independence from Great Britain through a joint struggle along with Indian Muslims many of whom sacrificed their lives for the country.  Today, Indian Muslims, denied jobs at home, work in Arab nations and contribute to the growth of Indian economy, but India continue to ill-treat Muslims , insensitive their  genuine needs because Hindutva rules demand Indian regime to  promote only Hindu interests at home and abroad.

Today, India is claimed by Congress and BJP for their respective Hindutva and essentially anti-Islam credentials. . .

True, India as a close ally of anti-Islamic nations, including fascist Israel and its allies in the West, perhaps, cannot be expected to like Islam or help its own Muslims, let alone in neighboring Pakistan, or Bangladesh or Maldives or Afghanistan or Kashmir (now occupied jointly by India and Pakistan) Indian media faithfully promotes Islamophobia as a major ailment of Indian regime and Hindutva forces. .

It has become a mere ritual these years for Muslims in India to observe the anniversary of “Demolition of Babri Mosque” on December 06 every year to mark the conspiratorial “end” of an Islamic heritage in modern sovereign India.

For most Muslims in India who lost “interest” in Islam and are keen to increase their profits and businesses with help from Hindu leaders Babri or any other mosque is nuisance. Tricks are their real faith – and not Islam.

India government very tactfully exploits the shabby mentality of majority of Muslims.

In order to divert the attention of Muslim protest against government refusal to rebuild the mosque and also to make the criminal conspiracy look a non-issue, Indian government along with corporate lords and their media lords arrange joint cricket exercises and other sport events on December 06.

Today, Indian government is in a position to tell Indian judges who are supposed to deliver the final judgment on the criminal conspiracy over the historic Babri mosque, which Indian Muslims have already forgotten about the Babri and some of them even feel ashamed of reclaiming the Mosque from Hindus. India would also stress the vital point to the judges that the government, intelligences, military, media have done strenuous efforts to make Muslims forget the Mosque and their lives in India and it is easy now to deliver a judgment  in favor of Hindutva Hindus (though not officially represented by Hindu parties like BJP and Congress) and also just blame the former Muslim rulers and today’s Muslims for creating problems about the Mosque.

Indian regime thinks Indian Muslims love for Babri Mosque and Islam have been muted by fanatic media lords and silenced against any  form of  collective struggle over the Mosque issue by very cleverly using the Sept-11 hoax.

The BJP government wants to have its own judges to give a mere Hindutva judgment and has thus tried and failed to replace the present system of judges’ appointment by collegium by government nominees.  BJP wanted to make judgment easy but now has to somehow coerce the judges to fall in Hindutva line.

Congress and other parties would coerce Muslims to accept the Hindutva judgment for their “better” future in Hindutva India- which means if they want to live in India they must obey the Hindutva based judgments. .

Frankly speaking, the majority Hindus decide politics of India like any other country globally and they also decide role and place of minorities as well, particularly Muslims whom the majority community sees as a threat to their domestic job market. The position of minorities in a given society is dictated by the government. Whether the rulers do justice for the minorities depends on the mindset of the political class and their media.

For Indian government which does not really believe in God and religions, does not take Islam and Muslims as genuine entities and therefore it has every reason to hate them;  it  just pretends to be  “interested” in faith related issues. All that political parties and leaders want is the votes to rule to make enough illegal wealth.

Government’s this kind of bad faith results in social tensions and political misacts.

 

Hindu conspiracy: Rao the chief destroyer

 

The Congress party’s conspiracy against Babri and other mosques was indeed the Hindu conspiracy.

The VP Singh’ Janata Dal government had done all it could to protect the legal Babri Mosque. But Congress, the cruel political outfit, was not happy with that and it was waiting to come back to power with Muslims backing to destroy Babri Mosque.  And the Congress government did that probably as a priority concurrent subject. .

The execution of the Hindu conspiracy was made easy when a senior Congress leader hailing from Andhra Pradesh with sympathy for RSS, Narasimha Rao was made the new premier when the Congress party won the  general poll , during which  former “dynamic” PM Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated, perhaps on request or on secret understanding with some international gangs. He took office after the 1984 assassination of his mother. Gandhi’s leadership was tested over the next few days as organised mobs rioted against the Sikh community, resulting in riots in Delhi. Gandhi remained Congress President until the elections in 1991. While campaigning for the elections, he was assassinated by a suicide bomber from the LTTE. His widow Sonia became the president of Congress party in 1998, and led the party to victory in the 2004 and 2009 parliament elections. That December, a nationwide sympathy vote for the Congress party helped it win its largest-ever Lok Sabha majority—411 seats out of 542.

Congress decided to make Rao the prime minister who is the main suspect, rather the ‘chief commander in destruction’ in the ghastly demolition of Islamic Babri Mosque, overlooking the senior most member Pranab Mukherjee (now the President) , apparently he supported to “finish off” the Babri mosque issue once for all. It is on this understanding that the Congress syndicate made Rao the premier. Naturally Rao did “finish off” the Mosque once for all by employing the Hindutva criminal elements led by BJP, and as the news about the Babri Mosque  being pulled down were pouring in Rao just coolly watched the “show of  fall of  the Mosque” as his professional achievement. Hence he refused to act making no move to stop the criminal mob from attacking the Mosque or protect the historic mosque from falling, thereby bringing a permanent black scar on India and Hinduism. .

After the “fall” of the Mosque as they secretly conspired together, Congress and BJP played another mischief of blame game as if they had no knowledge about the government’s secret plans against Islam.

 

Reports suggested that the Congress party, PM Rao and president of India were busy collecting endorsements from chief ministers and governors for the imminent “fall” of Babri Mosque as per the hidden plan of the government. Apparently, they were doing so to legalize the Hindutva crime..

 

The regime and RSS could have built a temple of their liking  nearby because Ram as the main protagonist of Valmiki’s Ramayan, assuming as Hindu god,   would not have been  born  exactly at the site where Babri Mosque which was staying where the Muslims were worshiping regularly until they were stopped by the Nehru  government and Hindutva idols were  pushed into the Mosque. Of course regime and Hindutva  fanatics have power to do what  suits them.

Clearly, both Congress and BJP were on the same criminal page. Both hate Islam and Muslims and both supported and promoted the RSS Hindutva ideology.

2002 December 06 is a very important Black Day for India as well as Islam as Indian regime through Hindutva forces , launched a  criminal war on Islam and Indian Muslims and  destroyed their  historic  asset: Babri Mosque.

December 06, one of the most horrible symbols of Indian secularism and democracy, cannot be forgotten by any right thinking person in India and outside for the horrendous act of vandalism and destruction of the Grand Babri Mosque in Indian state of Uttar Pradesh by the anti-anti Islamic terrorists operating in India under the full security from Indian military and other security services. Memory of destruction of Babri Mosque remains a milestone in the secular attitude of Indian government toward Muslims and will be remembered as long as the grand mosque once again is not rebuilt by the Government of India as it promised upon the tragic felling of the Mosque in 1992. On the eve of the tragic December 06, Muslims across the nation are once again under the grip of tensions about a possible terror track by the government agencies across the nation so as to coerce them to shed their legitimate demand for the Mosque.

Had Congress government wanted to let the Babri Mosque exist at its legal site,  it would have adopted humanistic strategy for that and its diplomacy would have won and the Babri mosque would have stayed today..

But the regime of Congress party which got freedom for India form British government indeed had not wanted to retain a mosque named after a Mogul emperor Babar. So, the Congress government shamelessly destroyed the Babri Mosque after so many centuries of its historic existence by using Hindu criminal forces for the job with military, intelligence and media helping with the regime goal and shielding the crime against Islam and Humanity at large.

Interestingly, India still calls itself secular democracy, the largest on earth!!!.

As rich and corporate Hindus, backed by the Congress regime and media lords, showcase their Hindu prowess to non-Hindus following Indian independence, Hindutva conspiracy in secular India resulted in destruction of Babri Mosque as a larger design of hidden global war on Islamic faith, Muslim symbols.

Rise of right wing Hindutva parties to power in Independent secular India has not been a sudden development: it was a Hindu plan, a Hindu agenda:  the demolition of the Mosque was meticulously planned and skillfully engineered and perfectly executed by the government but the blame has been very tactfully place don Hindutva political parties alone because they only spearheaded the anti-Mosque tirade for years with help from the government and its various agencies. The fall of the Mosque which was under  the government control was certain and imminent.

The destruction of Babri Mosque and media propaganda alongside hate public speeches against Islam as a cruel religion are the two sides of Hindutva criminality. Conspiracy and destruction of Babri Mosque destruction are two parts and inter-related.  It is beyond doubts that it’s a deep rooted conspiracy and they wanted to destroy the mosque and they did it.

Hindutva lords, including those who have done absolutely nothing positive for people and nation, want Muslims to show case the proof of their patriotic credentials in public but what is shocking is the cruel fact that they equate patriotism with Hindutva ideology.  Muslims are, therefore, expected to  show ready belonging to Hindutva moorings.

Indian media never let any serious debate on Babri Mosque destruction even on December 06 anniversary,  while it tirelessly discusses terrorism and Pakistan.

The BJP led Hindu communal outfits as well as corporate media work as the agents of the Congress party. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy claimed that former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was a doublespeak specialist as he had promised him of support for the construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya

 

Indian Islamophobia

 

Hindus, rulers and other alike, enjoy the Indian version of western Islamophobia that keeps Muslims terrorized and perpetually targeted by enemies of Islam.

While hatred for Islam dominates world politics today, hatred for and attack of Muslims has been the hallmark of Indian standard policy pursued against Indian Muslims and particularly Muslims of Kashmir. Indian Muslims do not seek what the Kashmiris seek from Indian regime – freedom and sovereignty, because they are Indians and want to live in India. They seek mercy of Indian rulers so that they are not attacked, insulted, killed.  Kashmiris face Indian brutality as the permanent Indian response to their demand for freedom. Bullets and genocides cannot silence the committed and hence oppressed people.

By destroying Babri Mosque where Indian Muslims were worshipping Allah, India has launched a unilateral war on Islam and hapless Indian Muslims, struggling to exist in a hatred filled Indian atmosphere.

Fear, insult and terrorization have made Muslims run constantly for cover while fanatic Indian media lords are spreading Islamophobia as fast and wide as they can so that Hindus hate Muslims and Islam. While not many Muslims are employed in India by both government and private sectors, even those Muslims who somehow manage to find work are harassed and forced to quit. Also, they don’t get retirement benefits, like pension.

India wants Muslims to behave 100 percent Hindus to enjoy favors of the state/government, doing exactly what they are told to “do”. Nothing more, nothing less!

When an individual conspires against anybody or anything big that is one thing and that could even be joke, but if the majority of people conspires against a minority or an individual and which is promptly pursued by the government or state that is awful.

Some Hindutva elements conspire against Indian Muslims and insult Islam and ignite Islamophobia muse, while Indian governments, both central and state, support and pursue that goal that is indeed illegal, and when a state is illegal it is  in fact ridiculous as people lose faith in the purpose of government.

Fanatic anti-Islamic tirades and Hindutva patriotism are the two sides of Indian value system since its independence in 1947 for which the essential infrastructures were laid down in India much before the freedom. Hindutva criminality wanted Hindu freedom along with enslavement, where possible. As such Indian state, intelligence, police, military, media and judiciary – in fact entire system – catered for Hindutva philosophy in action.

 

 

Historic Great Babri Masjid 

 

 On 1992 December 06 the fateful day when Hindutva fascist forces with weapons pounced on haplessly looking historic Babri Mosque, in fact, Indian secularism and system became a victim of Hindu fanatic majority’s arrogance.

The Babri Masjid (Mosque of Emperor Babur) was a mosque in Ayodhya, a city in the Faizabad district of Uttar Pradesh, India. The mosque was constructed in 1527 on the orders of Babur, the first Mughal emperor of India, and was named after him The Babri Mosque was one of the largest mosques in Uttar Pradesh, a state in India with more than 31 million Muslims.

Today,  anti-Muslim forces seeking Hindu votes target Muslims in the state.

Babri Masjid was destroyed in 1992 when a political rally developed into a riot involving 150,000 Hindutva forces with weapons collected from all over India, despite a commitment to the Indian Supreme Court by the BJP and Hindutva rally organizers that the mosque would not be harmed.

Hindutva forces destroyed the Mosque and insulted even the Apex Court, because they  believe that they are above law. More than 2,000 people, mostly Muslims, were killed in ensuing riots in many major cities in India including Mumbai and Delhi.

Indian government and Hindu parties have imposed their will on Muslims coldly ignoring the Constitutional guarantees given to Muslims as India’s minority.

Obviously backed by the Congress party and its Nehru government, numerous petitions by Hindus, seeking to  push for and showcase their predominance in India, following Indian independence, to Indian courts now filled with new crops of Hindutva minded judges  allowed them to  remove the Islamic faith rituals in Babri mosque, eventually resulted in Hindus (worshippers of Ramayana fame Rama)  gaining access to the Islamic site.

Fanatic Hindus and regime joint conspiracy is clear. The Congress government refused to intervene when it knew the RSS/BJP gang plan well in advance. BJP was only executing the Congress agenda. Since there are no credible evidences for a temple having existed at the site where the Babri Mosque stood as genuine proof of Islamic legacy, the Hindu leaders and even political class decided to first destroy the Babri mosque so that they could argue that there wasn’t any mosque at all and there was only a structure.  They want the courts to prolong the proceedings for decades so that a temple structure would come up there.

 

An elaborate sting operation, conducted on 23 key people of the Ram Janambhoomi movement by an Indian website magazine, has claimed that the demolition of the Babri Masjid on Dec 6, 1992, was elaborately planned by various wings of the Sangh Parivar and executed with precision by trained volunteers. The government and Indian intelligence had full knowledge about the impending danger to Indian secular fabric but they kept the matter highly classified  so that the  enemies of Islam and  Muslims  complete their  poisonous  agenda. In fact, news reports   indicated that the both the central and state governments aided the  destruction move of the Hindutva extremist forces. .

Entire  demolition of Babri Mosque was a well planned and  executed,  just like the Sept-11 by the enemies of Islam did,  It wasn’t, as it was made out, a case of mob frenzy going out of control,  according to the sting. The Bharatiya Janata Party questioned the timing of  the report — three days before India goes to the polls — and urged the  election commission to stop its broadcast.

The investigation, carried out by Cobrapost, claimed that by piecing  together versions given by the top Ram Janambhhomi players, it is apparent  that top BJP leaders like L. K. Advani and the then UP chief minister  Kalyan Singh, as well as the former premier, Narasimha Rao, were aware of  the planned demolition of mosque.

Posing as a would-be-author researching his book on the Ayodhya movement, Cobrapost associate editor K. Ashish travelled to Ayodhya, Faizabad, Tanda,  Lucknow, Gorakhpur, Mathura, Moradabad in UP, Jaipur, Aurangabad, Mumbai and Gwalior interviewing 23 of those who participated in the operation. He clandestinely recorded conversations with them.

If what they claim is true, the Ram Janambhoomi leaders and activists  toiled secretly for months on a plan codenamed “Operation Janambhoomi” and executed it with military precision. Volunteers were trained, logistics painstakingly put in place and the assault on the disputed shrine launched using large surging crowds with volunteers skilled in demolishing structures embedded in it.

Not only do those interviewed spell out details of the planning, they also allegedly reveal how enthusiastic young participants were deliberately used as cannon fodder by provoking a police firing on volunteers in 1990 because of the belief of some leaders of the movement would not gather steam unless “some Hindus die”.

Many of those interviewed by the make-believe author are accused in CBI cases pertaining to the demolition. Yet, they seemed to have no qualms in “confessing” (or boasting) about their role in the episode that left a deep communal schism in India. Those recruited for training were not told about their mission till a month before the demolition.

Bajrang Dal conducted a month-long training in Gujarat June 1992 for 38 of its cadre from different regions.  The trainers were retired high-ranking military officers, while Acharya Giriraj Kishore, Acharya Dharmendra, Praveen Togadia, Jaibhan Paweya and Ashok Singhal held indoctrination sessions.

In subsequent drills the volunteers learnt skills such as climbing tall structures using grappling hooks and ropes. At a top-secret meeting in a basement, top VHP office-bearers asked this band of 38 to form a force to tear down the disputed structure. While the VHP and Bajrang Dal were holding a secret meeting at Ayodhya to plan the Babri assault, Sena leaders too were deliberating on the fate of the shrine in New Delhi. If everything failed, Sena had a plan B: dynamite Babri

 

Criminal conspiracy

 

Obviously, a deep rooted conspiracy was hatched by Indian government, Hindutva elements and political class that aid the Hindutva forces in the country, to demolish the historic Babri Mosque. They hope destruction of evidence can help their fanatically political case.

The dome that was demolished in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992 was not a mosque’s alone. What had fallen to the simulated fury of political Hinduism’s foot soldiers was the fragile edifice of secular India.

It’s like a solid piece of history of independent India— its tragedies. Babri Masjid demolition finds a prominent place under the heading “Ayodhya: Profanity of Faith”. The role of Hindu fanatic parties like BJP and their promoters like Congress party is summed up in these pithy words: “…Ayodhya, for so long a frenzied slogan of desperate Hindutva fanatics became the site of a monumental shame. In the name of God, they raised the pickaxe. It was the demon of hate they had let loose.

Congress and BJP have also insulted all religions, including Hinduism which has become a conspiracy religion in the hands of Hindutva fanatics. . .

The Babri Masjid demolition is indeed one of the most glaring examples of the divisive politics of Hindu nationalist parties like BJP. With the historic mosque, they also demolished secular credentials of India.. The Liberhan Commission was formed on 16 December 1992 to investigate the destruction of Babri Masjid. The one-man commission submitted the report in June 2009. It was tabled in Parliament in November 2009. It took seventeen long years for the Liberhan Commission to indict the Hindu rightwing groups in the case. That really was a long wait indeed. However, the wait could just have been worth it if the guilty people were held accountable. Clearly, the Indian commission supports Hindutva forces.

Earlier, BJP leader and  solid Hindutva sanyasin Uma Bharti wanted to claim Hindu votes by volunteering to own responsibility for the demolition of Babri mosque committed by RSS, Siva Sena, military, police and BJP leaders and Hindutva frenzied criminals plus Hindu media lords, said she would have no problem even if she was hanged on the issue. She became CM of Madhya Pradesh. Among the prominent faces indicted by the report was former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, now Bharat Ratna like the fake sport persons, cricketers. The report termed him as “pseudo-moderate” condemning his role in the demolition. Other BJP leaders LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi were also exposed as being the main figures behind the demolition.

All those involved in the ghastly destruction of a national monument are free now.

Indian Constitution became silent so  is Indian judiciary, not knowing what to do with  such  fascist forces among majority people who attacked Indian Constitution that guaranteed full protection  of minorities and their properties, including mosques.

It was not an army of foreign invaders who invaded the Babri mosque zone and attacked it mercilessly with lethal arms for political purposes, keeping the owners of the mosque, the Muslims out of bound from the site of state sponsored Hindutva crimes. The military and police forces aided the Hindu criminals to achieve their Hindutva objective in hours and put in place a Hindutva structure where the Babri Mosque stood as a witness to communal developments in the state.

The Supreme Court on March 31 issued a notice to senior BJP leader LK Advani, 19 others based on a plea filed by Haji Mehboob, a petitioner in the title suit representing the Muslim community, challenging the Allahabad HC order which acquitted them of criminal conspiracy in the Babri Masjid demolition case. Apart from Advani, notices have been issued to senior BJP leader and former Human resource minister Murli Manohar Joshi and Union Minister for Water Resources Uma Bharti and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh.

 

Hindutva Insiders

 

Today, Ayodhya is still a dispute, a source of energy to the loony fringe of the Sangh Parivar, and an abiding motif in the divisive politics of the republic. India as a nation may have outgrown the mandir-Masjid bipolarity, but the Hindutva political class hasn’t.

India has been home to some of the worst communal riots in the world. In fact in some instances, the state machinery has been very much involved in facilitating the killings of innocents.  Just how well the demolition plan was executed without any interference by the law enforcing agencies goes on to show the weakness of the Indian state in the face of communal frenzy. Ten years after the Babri Masjid demolition, the ‘profanity of faith’ was once again on display in Gujarat. Then what was termed the Gujarat riots of 2002 became one of the worst chapters in secular India written in Muslim blood.  It was the Hindu rage, shielded by the state, against the Muslims. It was a battle that went on in streets and minds, creating a powerful Hindutva leader PM Modi..

Therefore it is clear that destruction of Babri mosque in Ayodhya UP was a congress government plan, very tactfully executed by using the criminal elements among RSS/BJP Hindutva forces.  Congress party has been very cunning because they don’t want to lose Muslim vote banks, while at the same time also to increase the Hindu vote bank. Hindus see though the Congress government’s hidden agenda in favor of Hindus and Hindutva forces.

Back to the demolition of Babri Masjid, the flames stoked in 1992 have still not died down. Similarly, in the case of 2002 Gujarat riots, the flames may have gone out of the streets, but they still linger in the minds of the beleaguered minority across the country.

The RSS/BJP leaders pretend to equate Indian nation with Hindutva and as such  when they say India, they are supposed to mean Hindutva. S uch petrified and ultra fanatic identification of  secular nation is  indeed  a dangerous trend  which founding leaders perhaps did not envisage  even while promoting Hinduism and pampering Hindus as the  “real” custodians of Indian system.

Upon comprehending the real intentions of Hindutva forcers spreading their poisonous tentacles across the nation under Nehru-Patel encouragement Mahatma Gandhi not just revised his idea of keeping Kashmir in India, but also decided to visit Pakistan. This infuriated not  only the RSS stalwarts but also the Nehru regime. As the Nehru regime could not protect him honestly, the Mahatma fell to the Godse bullets.

This was the beginning of Hindutva reign in free India and it took off with a  very crude experiment with the life of the  Mahatma who successfully fought for Indian independence in 1947.

And this arrogant Hindutva terror reign pampered by Indian government mainly of Congress party and allies like RSS/BJP since 1947 resulted in the destruction of historic Babri Mosque as planned before Indian independence secretly by the Congress Hindu leaders and victimization and terrorization of Indian Muslims, among others.

 

 

Regime and judiciary

 

It is a fact, the government intervenes to protect and promote not only its party people and government officals who are in government’s good books, but also the RSS people even when they are found guilty of terror attacks in Hyderabad and Ajmer, etc. Regime refuses to take action or any step in redressing the genuine complaints of common people who have no political patronage in India. They are forced to knock at the court doors for justice which is often delayed, which also means justice denied. Going to a court means all sorts of problems, mainly money.

BJP and other Hindutva forces say India is theirs only and judiciary also belongs to them and it must promote them and shield them  from punishment for any crime  they commit .

Now the BJP-RSS, besides Congress party which was the cause,  has one very important issue to deal with. They want to close the Babri mosque destruction case once for all and get a clean chit for all those criminal elements involved in the ghastly demolition of a great historic Mosque in India. In order to achieve this, BJP wants uniform voice among all Supreme Court judges in favor of Hindutva moorings and against Islam, Muslims and the Babri Mosque which fell helplessly to the crude weaponized mob on 06th January 1992. And, hence the RSS-BJP wants to appoint judges. However, it is not the only issue why BJP wants to control judiciary.

 

Fortunately for  Indian prestige, the Supreme Court’s verdict on October 16, striking down the BJP-led central government’s proposed National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) that gives ample hopes of political and governmental manipulations in justice delivery system of India, making early justice more complicated, is a milestone in Indian judicial response to state manipulative techniques to control judiciary for promoting special interests.

 

It appears the BJP government is eager to bring judiciary not just under the ruling party but also directly under the RSS and irrespective of whether BJP or Congress party rules India, the RSS, with which both BJP and Congress as well as many other parties, maintain links, can very tactfully control the judiciary – from local courts to Supreme Court. Government or ruling party would then give the verdicts to the judiciary to be read out. RSS would then decide the merits and judgment of cases.

Why then government wants to control judiciary as well? Is only help the corporates who fund the party, party criminals and international frauds?

 

Congress party mischief:   obeying Hindutva bosses opened the floodgate of trouble for Muslims and India.

 

Communalism has indeed been a state policy of India, encouraging and even promoting and shielding Hindutva criminal forces to  insult, injure, harm and terrorize  minority Muslims in the country.  When state itself shields and defends the  Hindutva criminal one cannot hope for any real democracy in India now or in future so long as the policy – as well as communal poll polity – stays intact.

No Hindu has till date, therefore, been punished by Indian courts for committing all these crimes against Muslims and Islam.   India, on the other hand, has used Muslim agents and even mosques to trouble fellow Muslims.

It is fact that Congress party which wins polls after polls thanks to solid backing of Muslim community is committed to anti-Islamism and containing Muslims in India. Congress uses every political leaders, including BJP party leaders, and RSS to secretly plan against the Babri and other major mosques in India. By tactfully using Hindutva forces, the Congress governments bully Indian Muslims and taking the vulnerable position of Muslims, Congress and other Hindu communal parties operate against Muslims and mosques.

Congress party projects Muslims as villains and in order gain their votes  pretends to protect them while in reality it uses Hindutva parties against Muslims.

Every Congress prime minister from Nehru to Singh, Rajiv Gandhi was the prime minister of the country in 1989 with Buta Singh as his home minister. ND Tiwari was the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. Subsequently, in realizing the Congress core Hindutva agenda, Rajiv launched his campaign from Ayodhya promising ‘Ram Rajya’ across the country. Weak Muslim leaders in Congress working as agents for Indian Muslim vote banks did not object to that anti-Islam project of Congress government. For Indian Muslims their existence is more important than opposing illegal Hindutva-Congress criminal agenda originally of RSS. Congress party imbibed RSS Hindutva values.

For a long time it remained a mystery how the stone-laying at Ayodhya was accomplished. It was in defiance of the court’s order which restrained the VHP and other organisations from doing anything on the disputed site. Was Rajiv personally involved in the matter with ND Tiwari’s concurrence? Many versions of the answer had been doing the rounds and none seemed complete.

 

But the cookie crumbled in 1995 when Tiwari, in a fit of rebellious rage, recounted his version. At that point, he had raised the banner of revolt against PV Narasimha Rao and was desperately trying to regain his political eminence. In the course of the conversation with me, he recalled the situation that had led to the foundation being laid in 1989 and the subsequent demolition of mosque on 6 December 1992. \

 

The story is worth recounting now as the Congress has once again raked up the Ram Mandir issue and is busy venting righteous indignation over its construction. Buta Singh, the then home minister, was the interface between the Centre and the state government. At Lucknow secretariat, he used to run the administration along with certain bureaucrats with close association with the VHP. The Chief Minister’s Office was practically rendered effete on the Ayodhya issue and worked only as a post office. But what appeared critical was the manner in which Rajiv Gandhi was persuaded to allow the foundation-laying stealthily.

 

Just a week before the foundation was laid, he was taken to a spiritual saint, Deoraha Baba, near Gorakhpur by Buta Singh. Apparently the prime minister’s rendezvous with Deoraha Baba was arranged by an IPS officer who was a great disciple of the saint. The Baba was a highly revered figure across the Hindi heartland and was known for blessing his devotees by touching their heads with his feet. He was usually perched on a thatched platform from where his antics could easily be performed.

Rajiv Gandhi went to seek the Baba’s blessing and also his guidance on the contentious Ayodhya issue. Deoraha Baba looked at him and commented, “Bachcha ho jane do (child let it happen)”. The saint’s words were taken to mean that let the foundation-laying happen on 9 November 1989. Tiwari, who accompanied Gandhi and Buta Singh to the Baba’s ashram, was instructed facilitate it. “Bachcha ne ho jane diya (the child has allowed it to happen),” he pointed out while narrating the sequence of events. He was trying to absolve himself from being complicit in illegal action.

 

Apparently, the story of Ayodhya is replete with stealth illegality and abdication of responsibility by successive Congress regimes not only at the Centre but also in the state. India’s first PM Jawahar Lal Nehru had gauged its sinister potential and was in favour of removing the Hindutva idols stealthily placed in the mosque on 22 December 1949. However, the idea was resisted by the then chief minister GB Pant. In sharp contrast to Nehru who steadfastly opposed use of religion in politics, Rajiv unlocked the temple to play the religious card to consolidate his support base following the revolt by VP Singh. Too clever by half, the Congress found itself losing support bases all across the country.

 

Those who are aware of the developments in Ayodhya would vouch that the carving of stones for the temple has been continuing for the past 25 years. That a huge quantity of marbles has been ferried from Rajasthan and sculpted at a workshop, a stone’s throw away from the disputed site, is hardly a secret.

The indignation shown by the Congress in Parliament over Ayodhya was a smokescreen for its own complicity and criminality in this political enterprise targeting Islam and Mosques.

Congress party has hit the Muslims from the back.  All these years Indian Muslims voted for Congress party thinking that  that party would not betray them and protect them and their genuine interests even if lesser degree than for  the majority Hindus but Congress not only betrayed Muslims but even promoted and pampered Hindutva forces led by mother fanatic RSS to  make them powerful tool to  keep Muslims under  brute control.

For the first time in Indian history, Muslims have found a really neutral party AAP without any hidden Hindutva agenda to vote for in Delhi state. It is not that AAP would promote Muslims or Islam but they are can be less harmful, if not lesser evils than Congress/BJP and other outfits using communal platforms for votes, for, there is not Hindu political party that not contacted for favors by RSS. .

 

Babri Mosque and Hindutva gods

 

The Babri Mosque case is being dragged for decades now as its destruction was an act of conspiracy in which Indian government, political classes, senior leaders and ministers and military had a part. It was coalition conspiracy against a mosque and the Hindutva treats to destroy other important mosques are not culture based. The threats to other mosques are meant to help the criminals who pulled down the Babri Mosque.

 

The Congress government, which ruled India for years thanks to Muslim votes, refused to deliver justice to Indian Muslims and BJP government may not be interested in that because that concerns their Hindu vote banks. In fact, Congress and BJP are two sides of the same Hindutva coin- only that one side looks slightly better than the other.

The planned massacre of Babri Mosque by state sponsored Hindutva forces and supported by the governments was a historic shame as it reveals the essence of Indian communalism.

In fact, the Hindutva elements, committed to disorder and chaos in India with state backing, do not believe in God and their religion is its narrow political tricks and blackmailing tactics. They maintain secret communication channels with the regime bosses. They have infiltrated in all Hindu temple managements to create their own Hindu vote banks even by snatching Congress vote bases. . .

Hindus and their gods have a duty before the Babri Mosque. They need to take reconstruction of Babri Mosque as a “collective punishment” for their crime against humanity. They should consider the reconstruction as a way of providing justice  for the affected party under Indian constitution.

Outrage of Babri Mosque amounts to outrage of Indian state and its governance and very system! Muslims in India have been tolerant that one day they will get back their Babri Mosque, legally if not politically as a reasonable, though belated, settlement by majority Hindu community and regime. It has been the government and political class and their media that have vitiated the societal atmosphere on the Mosque issue by feeding lies to people as “proof’.

The planned massacre of Babri Mosque by state sponsored Hindutva forces remains a historic shame for every  Indian,  irrespective of  their faith or otherwise as the  anti-Islamic tragedy on  December 06 reveals the essence of Indian communalism.  The way Indian governments have thus far escorted all Hindutva criminals who pulled down on false pretexts and are engaged in anti-Muslim public hate speeches and criminal activities clearly shows Hindutva foundations of Indian regime.

Now BJP-RSS has one very important issue to deal with. They want to close the Babri mosque destruction case once for all and get a clean chit for all those criminal elements involved in the ghastly demolition of a great historic Mosque in India. In order to achieve this, BJP wants uniform voice among all Supreme Court judges in favor of Hindutva moorings and against Islam, Muslims and the Babri Mosque which fell helplessly to the crude weaponized mob on 06th January 1992. And, hence the RSS-BJP wants to appoint judges. However, it is not the only issue why BJP wants to control judiciary.

Fortunately for  Indian prestige, the Supreme Court’s verdict on October 16, striking down the BJP-led central government’s proposed National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) that gives ample hopes of political and governmental manipulations in justice delivery system of India, making early justice more complicated, is a milestone in Indian judicial response to state manipulative techniques to control judiciary for promoting special interests.

All these years Indian Muslims voted for Congress party thinking that  that party would not betray them and protect them and their genuine interests even if lesser degree than for  the majority Hindus but Congress not only betrayed Muslims but even promoted and pampered Hindutva forces led by mother fanatic RSS to  make them powerful tool to  keep Muslims under  brute control.

Muslims and their religious places are being used by political parties as vote bank stuff and symbols. For the first t time in Indian history, Muslims have found a really neutral party AAP without any hidden Hindutva agenda for Delhi state. AAP does not like Congress and other so-called secular parties, use AAP as vote bank stuff. It is not that AAP would promote Muslims or Islam but they are can be less harmful, if not lesser evils than Congress/BJP and other outfits using communal platforms for votes, for, there is not Hindu political party that  not  contacted for favors  by RSS. .

Interestingly,  major political outfits in India,  like Congress and BJP party,  are infested  by  criminal minded fanatic elements that would not mind  as many terror attacks  as India can  bear  but  refuse to  ask the government to rebuild the Babri Mosque to keep its pledge to the world because terror attacks  bring India closer to western anti-Islamic powers to strike  strategic partnerships.

Indian government had readily used military forces to evict the Khalistan movement members from the Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab, in the process thus killing many Punjabis. But knowing fully well the hidden agenda of national Hindutva criminal networks targeting the Babri Mosque, Indian government refused  to act by asking the military stationed around the place of Babri Mosque, to stop the Hindutva forces gathered  at the site and save the historic Mosque.

Clearly Indian government of Congress party did not want to protect the Mosque and was, like the Hindutva forces led by the fanatic RSS-BJP twins, was eager to destroy the mosque. The impression given by the then PM Nara Rao was that the destruction of Babri mosque would automatically put an end to Hindutva politics in India once for all. But the “impression” was also conveyed to BJP and RSS so that the Hindutva criminals do not run way out of fear of punishment for their homicide, crime against humanity.

Both Congress and BJP/RSS consider their joint conspiracy against Islam and Indian Muslims as a collective crime by entire India, including the governments, military, intelligence, media lords and even judges. Hence they want to protect the Hindu criminals who, like those who enacted the Sept-11 in USA, have just taken care of “national “interests, terrorized people of India.

 

Islam and faithless Indian Muslims

 

Islam means peace. Muslims fought for Indian independence along with Hindus, others but after Independence Hindus showed their real fanatic Hindutva structure plus mindset and anti-Muslim intentions. Under an anti-Pakistan government at the helm of Indian affairs, Hindutva forces led by RSS became more arrogant, resulting in the proud Hindutva murder of father of the nation.

However, Muslims are incapable of comprehending the Congress party’s hidden agenda against Muslims, Islam and Babri mosque.

Unfortunately, Muslims have been under the illusion that “their” Congress party is existing only to promote Muslim interests and hate the Hindutva communal forces that are the creations of Congress party.

Congress party cannot win polls – from local to national levels- without Muslim votes and has also floated a couple of Muslim blogs in English and other regional languages to e expand  its Muslim vote bank base.

Neither the ruling BJP nor Congress party- the partners in anti-Muslim and anti Babri mosque conspiracy –  is averse to keep the government promise given to India and world of reconstructing the Babri Mosque. They working behind the scene to influence the judges to deliver a “Ram nam satya hai” judgment because if they deliver genuine  justice  Babri Mosque be back at the site bringing shame for Hindutva efforts of Congress government. .

Muslims operating for Congress and other Hindu dominated parties are being employed by the enemies of Islam to work against Babri movement- obviously on payment basis as these Muslims also look for money no matter the sources. .

A faulty and corrupt leadership has harmed the cause of Muslims in a great way. Also, the Muslim leadership is controlled by the ruling parties both at the center and states and the Congress and other major parties oblige the Muslim leaders by meeting their personal demands. As a result, the Muslims are betrayed by the very leaders who claim to be protecting their interests. Not less corrupt and tricky than other political parties in India, Muslim League and Hyderabad based Muslim Majlis party (MIM) pretending to be the defenders of Indian Muslims, quietly take dictates from the Congress party, responsible for the destruction of Babri Mosque.

 

If the position of Indian Muslims is bad, the situation in Kashmir, occupied by India after its independence, is still far worse, indeed! New Delhi still perceives and views Kashmiris as troublesome, bad guys, — only to be destroyed gradually. The overall scenario in the country explains why the Muslims in Kashmir are subjected to insults and harassment by those very personnel who are duty bound to protect them, apart from regular genocide and loss of properties inflicted upon them.

 

In the name of terrorism and suspicion, anybody could be put behind bars in the West and in countries like India today. The Muslims and others retained in jails without trial are too large and common to need illustrations. Usual contempt of law by Indian State could be seen by the way the Muslims are treated in the country after the destruction of the Mosque at Ayodhya. The Muslims, who are arrested before 6th Dec every year and tortured in jails across the country, are neither tried nor released because, according to the government, arrested persons are “terrorists” and so they deserve prolonged punishment in jails without trials, but quite scared of facing the legality of the matter involved. It is any one’s guess as to what makes the government both at the Centre and in states not to produce the so-called suspected terrorists before the courts of law and let judiciary deliver judgments.

Muslims are the believers of the truth, having full trust in the God Almighty, while Islam is a religion of real peace. However, enemies of Islam along with hypocritical Muslims have conspired to make Islam look as a terror. Their media have played the essential mischief in getting hypocritical Muslims on their side of conspiracy against Islam. These wicked people think they have won against Islam. Perhaps when they begin to repent  for their anti-Isla crimes it may be too late.

The Babri Mosque case is being dragged for decades now as its destruction was an act of conspiracy in which Indian government, political classes, senior leaders and ministers and military had a part. It was coalition conspiracy against a mosque and the Hindutva treats to destroy other important mosques are not culture based. The threats to other mosques are meant to help the criminals who pulled down the Babri Mosque.

It is fact, the government intervenes to protect and promote its party people and government officals who are in government’s good books, but refuses to take action or any step in redressing the genuine complaints of common people who have no political patronage in India. They are forced to knock at the court doors for justice which is often delayed, which also means justice denied. Going to a court means all sorts of problems, mainly money.

India has very cleverly made use of all available opportunities to create rifts in the society particularly between Hindus and Muslims, on the one hand and among the Muslims themselves, on the other. Group politics, vote bank politics and even cricket have been effectively bought into play to turn the attention of the Muslims from their demands for Babri Mosque reconstruction. The Muslim political parties and other minor outfits have also been bought under the arena of State control in many wooing manners. And those who still claim Babri Mosque, are ill-treated and put into jails as “potential or suspected terrorists”. With the US playing its terror card in Islamic world, India would also have more of opportunities to tack the Muslims and refuse to rebuild the Mosque.

 

Cash and share of power can create wonders, as the Muslim League (IUML) has understood it while sharing power at the Centre now. Muslim League (IUML), the only national party for Muslims and which has pretensions of protecting and fighting for the cause of Muslim interests has been co-opted in the Central government when Congress-led UPA regime assumed office, defeating the BJP led anti-Muslim parties. Not only that. A Muslim League MP has been accommodated in the foreign ministry. And that party which used to organize occasionally protests for the Babri Mosque has been thus totally silenced. In fact there have not even feeble protests in the country for the restoration of the Mosque. The League leaders think that it is enough fighting for cause of Muslims and Islam and what they have got is a rare opportunity and they should not spoil it by unnecessarily rubbing shoulders with the Hindutva and “secular” forces in New Delhi. But they continue to use Islamic symbols in party structure including flag.

Let there be as many gods, big small and medium ones, as people want but Hindutva forces should know gods  do not support arrogant  attacks on  minorities or  mosques in India on some  false pretexts or based  on vaguely mischievous theories  Babri Mosque was a reality and it existed before the eyes of millions of human beings before it was pulled down by extremist elements among the Hindu majority community-  in a typically planned terrorist method.

Babri Mosque must be rebuilt and given back to Muslims for worship. India should stop confusing its Babri Mosque commitment with its general anti-Muslim policy as well as anti-Pakistan policy. The Central and state governments ought to exercise their obligation and responsibilities before the Muslim population in the country.

 

Observations

 

The issue of Babri Mosque would be live until Indian government reconstructs the fallen Babri mosque at the site where it stood as a historic place of worship for Muslims.  Already Hon Allahabad Court in the name of interim order had made fun of rights of Muslims and their mosques in India and Indian secularism by gifting a part of the mosque and property to Hindus and another unconcerned party as well. In its fanatic judgment, Babri Mosque has no right to be in India.

The destruction of Babri Mosque is being very cunningly underplayed by Indian governments and their loyal media, obviously to block any move to the process of the construction activities of the mosque. India hopes that if years pass by like this, it could argue that there was no Babri Mosque at Ayodhya at all and hence the construction of the said mosque does not arise at all. Judiciary, appointed and controlled by the State, also would shut its eyes on the fate of the Grand Mosque. It won’t be a surprise, if some of the official and political “Muslims” also join the choir of the official politicians and bureaucrats in denouncing the demands for the Mosque.

The Congress government, which ruled India for years thanks to Muslim votes, refused to deliver justice to Indian Muslims and BJP government may not be interested in that because that concerns their Hindu vote banks. In fact, Congress and BJP are two sides of the same Hindutva coin- only that one side looks slightly better than the other.

Indian courts should not try to save Hindutva criminals-leaders who pulled down the Mosque with the help of Hindu criminals collected from all over the country  should be punished  for the conspiratorial agenda and betraying the trust of Supreme court and for the  destruction of the historic mosque.

Since the ghastly destruction of Babri Mosque was a regime cum Hindutva joint project, judges

 

  1. Punishment for the deep rooted conspiracy and for the preparations and coordinated trials
  2. Punishment for the very act of arson and destruction of Babri Mosque.
  3. While the criminal agents/elements are working to attack and terrorize Muslims both in darkness and in broad day light even in  Congress ruled progressive Kerala state in the South, it appears the state-private intelligence wings operating in India keep creating fake terror dreams by remote techniques in the sleep of many Muslims, others. Who can stop this deliberate societal nuisance?

 

Conspiracy and destruction of Babri Mosque destruction are of two parts and inter-related.  It is beyond doubts that it’s a deep rooted conspiracy and they wanted to destroy the mosque and they did it.

Punishment for conspirators is one issue. Punishment for those who planned for mob gathering with weapons at Babri mosque is another. Punishment of the destruction of  a national historic  monument called the Babri mosque is the main issue.

The Apex Court needs to step in and restore the Babri Mosque to Muslims for worshipping. Only judiciary can save the fabrics of Indian secularism and Muslims. Indian courts should punish Hindutva leaders who pulled down the Mosque with the help of Hindu criminals collected from all over the country  should be punished  for the conspiratorial agenda and betraying the trust of Supreme court and for the  destruction of the historic mosque.

Supreme Court needs to protect the Muslims in India and their mosques, among other valuables.

With a view to cleansing Indian communal politics, Supreme Court could ban Congress and BJP plus communal allies. It could instruct the Election Commission to derecognize these essentially anti-peace and anti-secular parties and save India from decaying further. .

Why then government wants to control judiciary as well? Is only help the corporates who fund the party, party criminals and international frauds?

Muslims can do nothing literally to get back their Babri mosque in India which has anti “secular”  and anti-Islam agenda.  Judges should not work as associate of powerful Hindutva forces or agents of the government.

Fortunately, Muslims never took the dangerous path of taking revenge for Babri demolition by destroying temples around as Congress-BJP criminal fanatics badly wanted in order to blame Pakistan. Their game is too dangerous.

Supreme Court needs to step in and restore Constitutional validly,  get back the Babri Mosque to Muslims for worshipping. Hindutva forces and even the government sources would instruct a Hindutva judgment to help Hindus not lose their anti-Muslim face because the Hindutva forces think pulling down of Babri mosque was a collective crime of India and therefore judges, appointed by the government, should save the Hindus and Indian prestige by defending the Hindutva criminals. BJP led Hindutva fanatics would never admit that demolition of Babri Mosque was a state agenda but they were used by the regime to engineer and execute it because it as a government-Hindutva joint operation.

Only judiciary can save the fabrics of Indian secularism and Muslims. Only Supreme Court can make India a credible secular democracy and make Muslims and their mosques feel secure. Only the Court can make India not to see Muslims through Pakistan prism.

Rebuild and save Babri Mosque and save the fabric of Indian secular democracy.  Save India and all mosques of Muslim community in India from political communal fascists!

Save secular democracy of India. Hopefully Supreme Court would deliver justice to Indian Muslims. World is watching how Indian secular democracy’s Supreme Court deals with the demolition of Babri Mosque by Hindutva criminals for political profits. .

 

 

 

Destruction of Babri Mosque: the deep rooted Indian (Congress) conspiracy against Islam!

Destruction of Babri Mosque: the deep rooted Indian (Congress) conspiracy against Islam!

(India’s hidden war on Islam)

-Dr. Abdul Ruff

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This is a brief study about how a secular India has betrayed its Muslim community in many ways, punishing Muslims as open ugly display of its hate for Islam.  Instead of protecting the Muslims as minority community as per the Constitution of India, the government of India and major political parties joined the Hindutva forces  with criminal intent to destroy Babri Mosque and threaten Muslims with more such dreadful acts of arson.

 

Fake faith of India

 

It is a Himalayan shame that India began using its axe on Muslims once it got independence from Great Britain through a joint struggle along with Indian Muslims many of whom sacrificed their lives for the country.  Today, Indian Muslims, denied jobs at home, work in Arab nations and contribute to the growth of Indian economy, but India continue to ill-treat Muslims , insensitive their  genuine needs because Hindutva rules demand Indian regime to  promote only Hindu interests at home and abroad.

Today, India is claimed by Congress and BJP for their respective Hindutva and essentially anti-Islam credentials. . .

True, India as a close ally of anti-Islamic nations, including fascist Israel and its allies in the West, perhaps, cannot be expected to like Islam or help its own Muslims, let alone in neighboring Pakistan, or Bangladesh or Maldives or Afghanistan or Kashmir (now occupied jointly by India and Pakistan) Indian media faithfully promotes Islamophobia as a major ailment of Indian regime and Hindutva forces. .

It has become a mere ritual these years for Muslims in India to observe the anniversary of “Demolition of Babri Mosque” on December 06 every year to mark the conspiratorial “end” of an Islamic heritage in modern sovereign India.

For most Muslims in India who lost “interest” in Islam and are keen to increase their profits and businesses with help from Hindu leaders Babri or any other mosque is nuisance. Tricks are their real faith – and not Islam.

India government very tactfully exploits the shabby mentality of majority of Muslims.

In order to divert the attention of Muslim protest against government refusal to rebuild the mosque and also to make the criminal conspiracy look a non-issue, Indian government along with corporate lords and their media lords arrange joint cricket exercises and other sport events on December 06.

Today, Indian government is in a position to tell Indian judges who are supposed to deliver the final judgment on the criminal conspiracy over the historic Babri mosque, which Indian Muslims have already forgotten about the Babri and some of them even feel ashamed of reclaiming the Mosque from Hindus. India would also stress the vital point to the judges that the government, intelligences, military, media have done strenuous efforts to make Muslims forget the Mosque and their lives in India and it is easy now to deliver a judgment  in favor of Hindutva Hindus (though not officially represented by Hindu parties like BJP and Congress) and also just blame the former Muslim rulers and today’s Muslims for creating problems about the Mosque.

Indian regime thinks Indian Muslims love for Babri Mosque and Islam have been muted by fanatic media lords and silenced against any  form of  collective struggle over the Mosque issue by very cleverly using the Sept-11 hoax.

The BJP government wants to have its own judges to give a mere Hindutva judgment and has thus tried and failed to replace the present system of judges’ appointment by collegium by government nominees.  BJP wanted to make judgment easy but now has to somehow coerce the judges to fall in Hindutva line.

Congress and other parties would coerce Muslims to accept the Hindutva judgment for their “better” future in Hindutva India- which means if they want to live in India they must obey the Hindutva based judgments. .

Frankly speaking, the majority Hindus decide politics of India like any other country globally and they also decide role and place of minorities as well, particularly Muslims whom the majority community sees as a threat to their domestic job market. The position of minorities in a given society is dictated by the government. Whether the rulers do justice for the minorities depends on the mindset of the political class and their media.

For Indian government which does not really believe in God and religions, does not take Islam and Muslims as genuine entities and therefore it has every reason to hate them;  it  just pretends to be  “interested” in faith related issues. All that political parties and leaders want is the votes to rule to make enough illegal wealth.

Government’s this kind of bad faith results in social tensions and political misacts.

 

Hindu conspiracy: Rao the chief destroyer

 

The Congress party’s conspiracy against Babri and other mosques was indeed the Hindu conspiracy.

The VP Singh’ Janata Dal government had done all it could to protect the legal Babri Mosque. But Congress, the cruel political outfit, was not happy with that and it was waiting to come back to power with Muslims backing to destroy Babri Mosque.  And the Congress government did that probably as a priority concurrent subject. .

The execution of the Hindu conspiracy was made easy when a senior Congress leader hailing from Andhra Pradesh with sympathy for RSS, Narasimha Rao was made the new premier when the Congress party won the  general poll , during which  former “dynamic” PM Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated, perhaps on request or on secret understanding with some international gangs. He took office after the 1984 assassination of his mother. Gandhi’s leadership was tested over the next few days as organised mobs rioted against the Sikh community, resulting in riots in Delhi. Gandhi remained Congress President until the elections in 1991. While campaigning for the elections, he was assassinated by a suicide bomber from the LTTE. His widow Sonia became the president of Congress party in 1998, and led the party to victory in the 2004 and 2009 parliament elections. That December, a nationwide sympathy vote for the Congress party helped it win its largest-ever Lok Sabha majority—411 seats out of 542.

Congress decided to make Rao the prime minister who is the main suspect, rather the ‘chief commander in destruction’ in the ghastly demolition of Islamic Babri Mosque, overlooking the senior most member Pranab Mukherjee (now the President) , apparently he supported to “finish off” the Babri mosque issue once for all. It is on this understanding that the Congress syndicate made Rao the premier. Naturally Rao did “finish off” the Mosque once for all by employing the Hindutva criminal elements led by BJP, and as the news about the Babri Mosque  being pulled down were pouring in Rao just coolly watched the “show of  fall of  the Mosque” as his professional achievement. Hence he refused to act making no move to stop the criminal mob from attacking the Mosque or protect the historic mosque from falling, thereby bringing a permanent black scar on India and Hinduism. .

After the “fall” of the Mosque as they secretly conspired together, Congress and BJP played another mischief of blame game as if they had no knowledge about the government’s secret plans against Islam.

 

Reports suggested that the Congress party, PM Rao and president of India were busy collecting endorsements from chief ministers and governors for the imminent “fall” of Babri Mosque as per the hidden plan of the government. Apparently, they were doing so to legalize the Hindutva crime..

 

The regime and RSS could have built a temple of their liking  nearby because Ram as the main protagonist of Valmiki’s Ramayan, assuming as Hindu god,   would not have been  born  exactly at the site where Babri Mosque which was staying where the Muslims were worshiping regularly until they were stopped by the Nehru  government and Hindutva idols were  pushed into the Mosque. Of course regime and Hindutva  fanatics have power to do what  suits them.

Clearly, both Congress and BJP were on the same criminal page. Both hate Islam and Muslims and both supported and promoted the RSS Hindutva ideology.

2002 December 06 is a very important Black Day for India as well as Islam as Indian regime through Hindutva forces , launched a  criminal war on Islam and Indian Muslims and  destroyed their  historic  asset: Babri Mosque.

December 06, one of the most horrible symbols of Indian secularism and democracy, cannot be forgotten by any right thinking person in India and outside for the horrendous act of vandalism and destruction of the Grand Babri Mosque in Indian state of Uttar Pradesh by the anti-anti Islamic terrorists operating in India under the full security from Indian military and other security services. Memory of destruction of Babri Mosque remains a milestone in the secular attitude of Indian government toward Muslims and will be remembered as long as the grand mosque once again is not rebuilt by the Government of India as it promised upon the tragic felling of the Mosque in 1992. On the eve of the tragic December 06, Muslims across the nation are once again under the grip of tensions about a possible terror track by the government agencies across the nation so as to coerce them to shed their legitimate demand for the Mosque.

Had Congress government wanted to let the Babri Mosque exist at its legal site,  it would have adopted humanistic strategy for that and its diplomacy would have won and the Babri mosque would have stayed today..

But the regime of Congress party which got freedom for India form British government indeed had not wanted to retain a mosque named after a Mogul emperor Babar. So, the Congress government shamelessly destroyed the Babri Mosque after so many centuries of its historic existence by using Hindu criminal forces for the job with military, intelligence and media helping with the regime goal and shielding the crime against Islam and Humanity at large.

Interestingly, India still calls itself secular democracy, the largest on earth!!!.

As rich and corporate Hindus, backed by the Congress regime and media lords, showcase their Hindu prowess to non-Hindus following Indian independence, Hindutva conspiracy in secular India resulted in destruction of Babri Mosque as a larger design of hidden global war on Islamic faith, Muslim symbols.

Rise of right wing Hindutva parties to power in Independent secular India has not been a sudden development: it was a Hindu plan, a Hindu agenda:  the demolition of the Mosque was meticulously planned and skillfully engineered and perfectly executed by the government but the blame has been very tactfully place don Hindutva political parties alone because they only spearheaded the anti-Mosque tirade for years with help from the government and its various agencies. The fall of the Mosque which was under  the government control was certain and imminent.

The destruction of Babri Mosque and media propaganda alongside hate public speeches against Islam as a cruel religion are the two sides of Hindutva criminality. Conspiracy and destruction of Babri Mosque destruction are two parts and inter-related.  It is beyond doubts that it’s a deep rooted conspiracy and they wanted to destroy the mosque and they did it.

Hindutva lords, including those who have done absolutely nothing positive for people and nation, want Muslims to show case the proof of their patriotic credentials in public but what is shocking is the cruel fact that they equate patriotism with Hindutva ideology.  Muslims are, therefore, expected to  show ready belonging to Hindutva moorings.

Indian media never let any serious debate on Babri Mosque destruction even on December 06 anniversary,  while it tirelessly discusses terrorism and Pakistan.

The BJP led Hindu communal outfits as well as corporate media work as the agents of the Congress party. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy claimed that former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was a doublespeak specialist as he had promised him of support for the construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya

 

Indian Islamophobia

 

Hindus, rulers and other alike, enjoy the Indian version of western Islamophobia that keeps Muslims terrorized and perpetually targeted by enemies of Islam.

While hatred for Islam dominates world politics today, hatred for and attack of Muslims has been the hallmark of Indian standard policy pursued against Indian Muslims and particularly Muslims of Kashmir. Indian Muslims do not seek what the Kashmiris seek from Indian regime – freedom and sovereignty, because they are Indians and want to live in India. They seek mercy of Indian rulers so that they are not attacked, insulted, killed.  Kashmiris face Indian brutality as the permanent Indian response to their demand for freedom. Bullets and genocides cannot silence the committed and hence oppressed people.

By destroying Babri Mosque where Indian Muslims were worshipping Allah, India has launched a unilateral war on Islam and hapless Indian Muslims, struggling to exist in a hatred filled Indian atmosphere.

Fear, insult and terrorization have made Muslims run constantly for cover while fanatic Indian media lords are spreading Islamophobia as fast and wide as they can so that Hindus hate Muslims and Islam. While not many Muslims are employed in India by both government and private sectors, even those Muslims who somehow manage to find work are harassed and forced to quit. Also, they don’t get retirement benefits, like pension.

India wants Muslims to behave 100 percent Hindus to enjoy favors of the state/government, doing exactly what they are told to “do”. Nothing more, nothing less!

When an individual conspires against anybody or anything big that is one thing and that could even be joke, but if the majority of people conspires against a minority or an individual and which is promptly pursued by the government or state that is awful.

Some Hindutva elements conspire against Indian Muslims and insult Islam and ignite Islamophobia muse, while Indian governments, both central and state, support and pursue that goal that is indeed illegal, and when a state is illegal it is  in fact ridiculous as people lose faith in the purpose of government.

Fanatic anti-Islamic tirades and Hindutva patriotism are the two sides of Indian value system since its independence in 1947 for which the essential infrastructures were laid down in India much before the freedom. Hindutva criminality wanted Hindu freedom along with enslavement, where possible. As such Indian state, intelligence, police, military, media and judiciary – in fact entire system – catered for Hindutva philosophy in action.

 

 

Historic Great Babri Masjid 

 

 On 1992 December 06 the fateful day when Hindutva fascist forces with weapons pounced on haplessly looking historic Babri Mosque, in fact, Indian secularism and system became a victim of Hindu fanatic majority’s arrogance.

The Babri Masjid (Mosque of Emperor Babur) was a mosque in Ayodhya, a city in the Faizabad district of Uttar Pradesh, India. The mosque was constructed in 1527 on the orders of Babur, the first Mughal emperor of India, and was named after him The Babri Mosque was one of the largest mosques in Uttar Pradesh, a state in India with more than 31 million Muslims.

Today,  anti-Muslim forces seeking Hindu votes target Muslims in the state.

Babri Masjid was destroyed in 1992 when a political rally developed into a riot involving 150,000 Hindutva forces with weapons collected from all over India, despite a commitment to the Indian Supreme Court by the BJP and Hindutva rally organizers that the mosque would not be harmed.

Hindutva forces destroyed the Mosque and insulted even the Apex Court, because they  believe that they are above law. More than 2,000 people, mostly Muslims, were killed in ensuing riots in many major cities in India including Mumbai and Delhi.

Indian government and Hindu parties have imposed their will on Muslims coldly ignoring the Constitutional guarantees given to Muslims as India’s minority.

Obviously backed by the Congress party and its Nehru government, numerous petitions by Hindus, seeking to  push for and showcase their predominance in India, following Indian independence, to Indian courts now filled with new crops of Hindutva minded judges  allowed them to  remove the Islamic faith rituals in Babri mosque, eventually resulted in Hindus (worshippers of Ramayana fame Rama)  gaining access to the Islamic site.

Fanatic Hindus and regime joint conspiracy is clear. The Congress government refused to intervene when it knew the RSS/BJP gang plan well in advance. BJP was only executing the Congress agenda. Since there are no credible evidences for a temple having existed at the site where the Babri Mosque stood as genuine proof of Islamic legacy, the Hindu leaders and even political class decided to first destroy the Babri mosque so that they could argue that there wasn’t any mosque at all and there was only a structure.  They want the courts to prolong the proceedings for decades so that a temple structure would come up there.

 

An elaborate sting operation, conducted on 23 key people of the Ram Janambhoomi movement by an Indian website magazine, has claimed that the demolition of the Babri Masjid on Dec 6, 1992, was elaborately planned by various wings of the Sangh Parivar and executed with precision by trained volunteers. The government and Indian intelligence had full knowledge about the impending danger to Indian secular fabric but they kept the matter highly classified  so that the  enemies of Islam and  Muslims  complete their  poisonous  agenda. In fact, news reports   indicated that the both the central and state governments aided the  destruction move of the Hindutva extremist forces. .

Entire  demolition of Babri Mosque was a well planned and  executed,  just like the Sept-11 by the enemies of Islam did,  It wasn’t, as it was made out, a case of mob frenzy going out of control,  according to the sting. The Bharatiya Janata Party questioned the timing of  the report — three days before India goes to the polls — and urged the  election commission to stop its broadcast.

The investigation, carried out by Cobrapost, claimed that by piecing  together versions given by the top Ram Janambhhomi players, it is apparent  that top BJP leaders like L. K. Advani and the then UP chief minister  Kalyan Singh, as well as the former premier, Narasimha Rao, were aware of  the planned demolition of mosque.

Posing as a would-be-author researching his book on the Ayodhya movement, Cobrapost associate editor K. Ashish travelled to Ayodhya, Faizabad, Tanda,  Lucknow, Gorakhpur, Mathura, Moradabad in UP, Jaipur, Aurangabad, Mumbai and Gwalior interviewing 23 of those who participated in the operation. He clandestinely recorded conversations with them.

If what they claim is true, the Ram Janambhoomi leaders and activists  toiled secretly for months on a plan codenamed “Operation Janambhoomi” and executed it with military precision. Volunteers were trained, logistics painstakingly put in place and the assault on the disputed shrine launched using large surging crowds with volunteers skilled in demolishing structures embedded in it.

Not only do those interviewed spell out details of the planning, they also allegedly reveal how enthusiastic young participants were deliberately used as cannon fodder by provoking a police firing on volunteers in 1990 because of the belief of some leaders of the movement would not gather steam unless “some Hindus die”.

Many of those interviewed by the make-believe author are accused in CBI cases pertaining to the demolition. Yet, they seemed to have no qualms in “confessing” (or boasting) about their role in the episode that left a deep communal schism in India. Those recruited for training were not told about their mission till a month before the demolition.

Bajrang Dal conducted a month-long training in Gujarat June 1992 for 38 of its cadre from different regions.  The trainers were retired high-ranking military officers, while Acharya Giriraj Kishore, Acharya Dharmendra, Praveen Togadia, Jaibhan Paweya and Ashok Singhal held indoctrination sessions.

In subsequent drills the volunteers learnt skills such as climbing tall structures using grappling hooks and ropes. At a top-secret meeting in a basement, top VHP office-bearers asked this band of 38 to form a force to tear down the disputed structure. While the VHP and Bajrang Dal were holding a secret meeting at Ayodhya to plan the Babri assault, Sena leaders too were deliberating on the fate of the shrine in New Delhi. If everything failed, Sena had a plan B: dynamite Babri

 

Criminal conspiracy

 

Obviously, a deep rooted conspiracy was hatched by Indian government, Hindutva elements and political class that aid the Hindutva forces in the country, to demolish the historic Babri Mosque. They hope destruction of evidence can help their fanatically political case.

The dome that was demolished in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992 was not a mosque’s alone. What had fallen to the simulated fury of political Hinduism’s foot soldiers was the fragile edifice of secular India.

It’s like a solid piece of history of independent India— its tragedies. Babri Masjid demolition finds a prominent place under the heading “Ayodhya: Profanity of Faith”. The role of Hindu fanatic parties like BJP and their promoters like Congress party is summed up in these pithy words: “…Ayodhya, for so long a frenzied slogan of desperate Hindutva fanatics became the site of a monumental shame. In the name of God, they raised the pickaxe. It was the demon of hate they had let loose.

Congress and BJP have also insulted all religions, including Hinduism which has become a conspiracy religion in the hands of Hindutva fanatics. . .

The Babri Masjid demolition is indeed one of the most glaring examples of the divisive politics of Hindu nationalist parties like BJP. With the historic mosque, they also demolished secular credentials of India.. The Liberhan Commission was formed on 16 December 1992 to investigate the destruction of Babri Masjid. The one-man commission submitted the report in June 2009. It was tabled in Parliament in November 2009. It took seventeen long years for the Liberhan Commission to indict the Hindu rightwing groups in the case. That really was a long wait indeed. However, the wait could just have been worth it if the guilty people were held accountable. Clearly, the Indian commission supports Hindutva forces.

Earlier, BJP leader and  solid Hindutva sanyasin Uma Bharti wanted to claim Hindu votes by volunteering to own responsibility for the demolition of Babri mosque committed by RSS, Siva Sena, military, police and BJP leaders and Hindutva frenzied criminals plus Hindu media lords, said she would have no problem even if she was hanged on the issue. She became CM of Madhya Pradesh. Among the prominent faces indicted by the report was former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, now Bharat Ratna like the fake sport persons, cricketers. The report termed him as “pseudo-moderate” condemning his role in the demolition. Other BJP leaders LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi were also exposed as being the main figures behind the demolition.

All those involved in the ghastly destruction of a national monument are free now.

Indian Constitution became silent so  is Indian judiciary, not knowing what to do with  such  fascist forces among majority people who attacked Indian Constitution that guaranteed full protection  of minorities and their properties, including mosques.

It was not an army of foreign invaders who invaded the Babri mosque zone and attacked it mercilessly with lethal arms for political purposes, keeping the owners of the mosque, the Muslims out of bound from the site of state sponsored Hindutva crimes. The military and police forces aided the Hindu criminals to achieve their Hindutva objective in hours and put in place a Hindutva structure where the Babri Mosque stood as a witness to communal developments in the state.

The Supreme Court on March 31 issued a notice to senior BJP leader LK Advani, 19 others based on a plea filed by Haji Mehboob, a petitioner in the title suit representing the Muslim community, challenging the Allahabad HC order which acquitted them of criminal conspiracy in the Babri Masjid demolition case. Apart from Advani, notices have been issued to senior BJP leader and former Human resource minister Murli Manohar Joshi and Union Minister for Water Resources Uma Bharti and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh.

 

Hindutva Insiders

 

Today, Ayodhya is still a dispute, a source of energy to the loony fringe of the Sangh Parivar, and an abiding motif in the divisive politics of the republic. India as a nation may have outgrown the mandir-Masjid bipolarity, but the Hindutva political class hasn’t.

India has been home to some of the worst communal riots in the world. In fact in some instances, the state machinery has been very much involved in facilitating the killings of innocents.  Just how well the demolition plan was executed without any interference by the law enforcing agencies goes on to show the weakness of the Indian state in the face of communal frenzy. Ten years after the Babri Masjid demolition, the ‘profanity of faith’ was once again on display in Gujarat. Then what was termed the Gujarat riots of 2002 became one of the worst chapters in secular India written in Muslim blood.  It was the Hindu rage, shielded by the state, against the Muslims. It was a battle that went on in streets and minds, creating a powerful Hindutva leader PM Modi..

Therefore it is clear that destruction of Babri mosque in Ayodhya UP was a congress government plan, very tactfully executed by using the criminal elements among RSS/BJP Hindutva forces.  Congress party has been very cunning because they don’t want to lose Muslim vote banks, while at the same time also to increase the Hindu vote bank. Hindus see though the Congress government’s hidden agenda in favor of Hindus and Hindutva forces.

Back to the demolition of Babri Masjid, the flames stoked in 1992 have still not died down. Similarly, in the case of 2002 Gujarat riots, the flames may have gone out of the streets, but they still linger in the minds of the beleaguered minority across the country.

The RSS/BJP leaders pretend to equate Indian nation with Hindutva and as such  when they say India, they are supposed to mean Hindutva. S uch petrified and ultra fanatic identification of  secular nation is  indeed  a dangerous trend  which founding leaders perhaps did not envisage  even while promoting Hinduism and pampering Hindus as the  “real” custodians of Indian system.

Upon comprehending the real intentions of Hindutva forcers spreading their poisonous tentacles across the nation under Nehru-Patel encouragement Mahatma Gandhi not just revised his idea of keeping Kashmir in India, but also decided to visit Pakistan. This infuriated not  only the RSS stalwarts but also the Nehru regime. As the Nehru regime could not protect him honestly, the Mahatma fell to the Godse bullets.

This was the beginning of Hindutva reign in free India and it took off with a  very crude experiment with the life of the  Mahatma who successfully fought for Indian independence in 1947.

And this arrogant Hindutva terror reign pampered by Indian government mainly of Congress party and allies like RSS/BJP since 1947 resulted in the destruction of historic Babri Mosque as planned before Indian independence secretly by the Congress Hindu leaders and victimization and terrorization of Indian Muslims, among others.

 

 

Regime and judiciary

 

It is a fact, the government intervenes to protect and promote not only its party people and government officals who are in government’s good books, but also the RSS people even when they are found guilty of terror attacks in Hyderabad and Ajmer, etc. Regime refuses to take action or any step in redressing the genuine complaints of common people who have no political patronage in India. They are forced to knock at the court doors for justice which is often delayed, which also means justice denied. Going to a court means all sorts of problems, mainly money.

BJP and other Hindutva forces say India is theirs only and judiciary also belongs to them and it must promote them and shield them  from punishment for any crime  they commit .

Now the BJP-RSS, besides Congress party which was the cause,  has one very important issue to deal with. They want to close the Babri mosque destruction case once for all and get a clean chit for all those criminal elements involved in the ghastly demolition of a great historic Mosque in India. In order to achieve this, BJP wants uniform voice among all Supreme Court judges in favor of Hindutva moorings and against Islam, Muslims and the Babri Mosque which fell helplessly to the crude weaponized mob on 06th January 1992. And, hence the RSS-BJP wants to appoint judges. However, it is not the only issue why BJP wants to control judiciary.

 

Fortunately for  Indian prestige, the Supreme Court’s verdict on October 16, striking down the BJP-led central government’s proposed National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) that gives ample hopes of political and governmental manipulations in justice delivery system of India, making early justice more complicated, is a milestone in Indian judicial response to state manipulative techniques to control judiciary for promoting special interests.

 

It appears the BJP government is eager to bring judiciary not just under the ruling party but also directly under the RSS and irrespective of whether BJP or Congress party rules India, the RSS, with which both BJP and Congress as well as many other parties, maintain links, can very tactfully control the judiciary – from local courts to Supreme Court. Government or ruling party would then give the verdicts to the judiciary to be read out. RSS would then decide the merits and judgment of cases.

Why then government wants to control judiciary as well? Is only help the corporates who fund the party, party criminals and international frauds?

 

Congress party mischief:   obeying Hindutva bosses opened the floodgate of trouble for Muslims and India.

 

Communalism has indeed been a state policy of India, encouraging and even promoting and shielding Hindutva criminal forces to  insult, injure, harm and terrorize  minority Muslims in the country.  When state itself shields and defends the  Hindutva criminal one cannot hope for any real democracy in India now or in future so long as the policy – as well as communal poll polity – stays intact.

No Hindu has till date, therefore, been punished by Indian courts for committing all these crimes against Muslims and Islam.   India, on the other hand, has used Muslim agents and even mosques to trouble fellow Muslims.

It is fact that Congress party which wins polls after polls thanks to solid backing of Muslim community is committed to anti-Islamism and containing Muslims in India. Congress uses every political leaders, including BJP party leaders, and RSS to secretly plan against the Babri and other major mosques in India. By tactfully using Hindutva forces, the Congress governments bully Indian Muslims and taking the vulnerable position of Muslims, Congress and other Hindu communal parties operate against Muslims and mosques.

Congress party projects Muslims as villains and in order gain their votes  pretends to protect them while in reality it uses Hindutva parties against Muslims.

Every Congress prime minister from Nehru to Singh, Rajiv Gandhi was the prime minister of the country in 1989 with Buta Singh as his home minister. ND Tiwari was the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. Subsequently, in realizing the Congress core Hindutva agenda, Rajiv launched his campaign from Ayodhya promising ‘Ram Rajya’ across the country. Weak Muslim leaders in Congress working as agents for Indian Muslim vote banks did not object to that anti-Islam project of Congress government. For Indian Muslims their existence is more important than opposing illegal Hindutva-Congress criminal agenda originally of RSS. Congress party imbibed RSS Hindutva values.

For a long time it remained a mystery how the stone-laying at Ayodhya was accomplished. It was in defiance of the court’s order which restrained the VHP and other organisations from doing anything on the disputed site. Was Rajiv personally involved in the matter with ND Tiwari’s concurrence? Many versions of the answer had been doing the rounds and none seemed complete.

 

But the cookie crumbled in 1995 when Tiwari, in a fit of rebellious rage, recounted his version. At that point, he had raised the banner of revolt against PV Narasimha Rao and was desperately trying to regain his political eminence. In the course of the conversation with me, he recalled the situation that had led to the foundation being laid in 1989 and the subsequent demolition of mosque on 6 December 1992. \

 

The story is worth recounting now as the Congress has once again raked up the Ram Mandir issue and is busy venting righteous indignation over its construction. Buta Singh, the then home minister, was the interface between the Centre and the state government. At Lucknow secretariat, he used to run the administration along with certain bureaucrats with close association with the VHP. The Chief Minister’s Office was practically rendered effete on the Ayodhya issue and worked only as a post office. But what appeared critical was the manner in which Rajiv Gandhi was persuaded to allow the foundation-laying stealthily.

 

Just a week before the foundation was laid, he was taken to a spiritual saint, Deoraha Baba, near Gorakhpur by Buta Singh. Apparently the prime minister’s rendezvous with Deoraha Baba was arranged by an IPS officer who was a great disciple of the saint. The Baba was a highly revered figure across the Hindi heartland and was known for blessing his devotees by touching their heads with his feet. He was usually perched on a thatched platform from where his antics could easily be performed.

Rajiv Gandhi went to seek the Baba’s blessing and also his guidance on the contentious Ayodhya issue. Deoraha Baba looked at him and commented, “Bachcha ho jane do (child let it happen)”. The saint’s words were taken to mean that let the foundation-laying happen on 9 November 1989. Tiwari, who accompanied Gandhi and Buta Singh to the Baba’s ashram, was instructed facilitate it. “Bachcha ne ho jane diya (the child has allowed it to happen),” he pointed out while narrating the sequence of events. He was trying to absolve himself from being complicit in illegal action.

 

Apparently, the story of Ayodhya is replete with stealth illegality and abdication of responsibility by successive Congress regimes not only at the Centre but also in the state. India’s first PM Jawahar Lal Nehru had gauged its sinister potential and was in favour of removing the Hindutva idols stealthily placed in the mosque on 22 December 1949. However, the idea was resisted by the then chief minister GB Pant. In sharp contrast to Nehru who steadfastly opposed use of religion in politics, Rajiv unlocked the temple to play the religious card to consolidate his support base following the revolt by VP Singh. Too clever by half, the Congress found itself losing support bases all across the country.

 

Those who are aware of the developments in Ayodhya would vouch that the carving of stones for the temple has been continuing for the past 25 years. That a huge quantity of marbles has been ferried from Rajasthan and sculpted at a workshop, a stone’s throw away from the disputed site, is hardly a secret.

The indignation shown by the Congress in Parliament over Ayodhya was a smokescreen for its own complicity and criminality in this political enterprise targeting Islam and Mosques.

Congress party has hit the Muslims from the back.  All these years Indian Muslims voted for Congress party thinking that  that party would not betray them and protect them and their genuine interests even if lesser degree than for  the majority Hindus but Congress not only betrayed Muslims but even promoted and pampered Hindutva forces led by mother fanatic RSS to  make them powerful tool to  keep Muslims under  brute control.

For the first time in Indian history, Muslims have found a really neutral party AAP without any hidden Hindutva agenda to vote for in Delhi state. It is not that AAP would promote Muslims or Islam but they are can be less harmful, if not lesser evils than Congress/BJP and other outfits using communal platforms for votes, for, there is not Hindu political party that not contacted for favors by RSS. .

 

Babri Mosque and Hindutva gods

 

The Babri Mosque case is being dragged for decades now as its destruction was an act of conspiracy in which Indian government, political classes, senior leaders and ministers and military had a part. It was coalition conspiracy against a mosque and the Hindutva treats to destroy other important mosques are not culture based. The threats to other mosques are meant to help the criminals who pulled down the Babri Mosque.

 

The Congress government, which ruled India for years thanks to Muslim votes, refused to deliver justice to Indian Muslims and BJP government may not be interested in that because that concerns their Hindu vote banks. In fact, Congress and BJP are two sides of the same Hindutva coin- only that one side looks slightly better than the other.

The planned massacre of Babri Mosque by state sponsored Hindutva forces and supported by the governments was a historic shame as it reveals the essence of Indian communalism.

In fact, the Hindutva elements, committed to disorder and chaos in India with state backing, do not believe in God and their religion is its narrow political tricks and blackmailing tactics. They maintain secret communication channels with the regime bosses. They have infiltrated in all Hindu temple managements to create their own Hindu vote banks even by snatching Congress vote bases. . .

Hindus and their gods have a duty before the Babri Mosque. They need to take reconstruction of Babri Mosque as a “collective punishment” for their crime against humanity. They should consider the reconstruction as a way of providing justice  for the affected party under Indian constitution.

Outrage of Babri Mosque amounts to outrage of Indian state and its governance and very system! Muslims in India have been tolerant that one day they will get back their Babri Mosque, legally if not politically as a reasonable, though belated, settlement by majority Hindu community and regime. It has been the government and political class and their media that have vitiated the societal atmosphere on the Mosque issue by feeding lies to people as “proof’.

The planned massacre of Babri Mosque by state sponsored Hindutva forces remains a historic shame for every  Indian,  irrespective of  their faith or otherwise as the  anti-Islamic tragedy on  December 06 reveals the essence of Indian communalism.  The way Indian governments have thus far escorted all Hindutva criminals who pulled down on false pretexts and are engaged in anti-Muslim public hate speeches and criminal activities clearly shows Hindutva foundations of Indian regime.

Now BJP-RSS has one very important issue to deal with. They want to close the Babri mosque destruction case once for all and get a clean chit for all those criminal elements involved in the ghastly demolition of a great historic Mosque in India. In order to achieve this, BJP wants uniform voice among all Supreme Court judges in favor of Hindutva moorings and against Islam, Muslims and the Babri Mosque which fell helplessly to the crude weaponized mob on 06th January 1992. And, hence the RSS-BJP wants to appoint judges. However, it is not the only issue why BJP wants to control judiciary.

Fortunately for  Indian prestige, the Supreme Court’s verdict on October 16, striking down the BJP-led central government’s proposed National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) that gives ample hopes of political and governmental manipulations in justice delivery system of India, making early justice more complicated, is a milestone in Indian judicial response to state manipulative techniques to control judiciary for promoting special interests.

All these years Indian Muslims voted for Congress party thinking that  that party would not betray them and protect them and their genuine interests even if lesser degree than for  the majority Hindus but Congress not only betrayed Muslims but even promoted and pampered Hindutva forces led by mother fanatic RSS to  make them powerful tool to  keep Muslims under  brute control.

Muslims and their religious places are being used by political parties as vote bank stuff and symbols. For the first t time in Indian history, Muslims have found a really neutral party AAP without any hidden Hindutva agenda for Delhi state. AAP does not like Congress and other so-called secular parties, use AAP as vote bank stuff. It is not that AAP would promote Muslims or Islam but they are can be less harmful, if not lesser evils than Congress/BJP and other outfits using communal platforms for votes, for, there is not Hindu political party that  not  contacted for favors  by RSS. .

Interestingly,  major political outfits in India,  like Congress and BJP party,  are infested  by  criminal minded fanatic elements that would not mind  as many terror attacks  as India can  bear  but  refuse to  ask the government to rebuild the Babri Mosque to keep its pledge to the world because terror attacks  bring India closer to western anti-Islamic powers to strike  strategic partnerships.

Indian government had readily used military forces to evict the Khalistan movement members from the Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab, in the process thus killing many Punjabis. But knowing fully well the hidden agenda of national Hindutva criminal networks targeting the Babri Mosque, Indian government refused  to act by asking the military stationed around the place of Babri Mosque, to stop the Hindutva forces gathered  at the site and save the historic Mosque.

Clearly Indian government of Congress party did not want to protect the Mosque and was, like the Hindutva forces led by the fanatic RSS-BJP twins, was eager to destroy the mosque. The impression given by the then PM Nara Rao was that the destruction of Babri mosque would automatically put an end to Hindutva politics in India once for all. But the “impression” was also conveyed to BJP and RSS so that the Hindutva criminals do not run way out of fear of punishment for their homicide, crime against humanity.

Both Congress and BJP/RSS consider their joint conspiracy against Islam and Indian Muslims as a collective crime by entire India, including the governments, military, intelligence, media lords and even judges. Hence they want to protect the Hindu criminals who, like those who enacted the Sept-11 in USA, have just taken care of “national “interests, terrorized people of India.

 

Islam and faithless Indian Muslims

 

Islam means peace. Muslims fought for Indian independence along with Hindus, others but after Independence Hindus showed their real fanatic Hindutva structure plus mindset and anti-Muslim intentions. Under an anti-Pakistan government at the helm of Indian affairs, Hindutva forces led by RSS became more arrogant, resulting in the proud Hindutva murder of father of the nation.

However, Muslims are incapable of comprehending the Congress party’s hidden agenda against Muslims, Islam and Babri mosque.

Unfortunately, Muslims have been under the illusion that “their” Congress party is existing only to promote Muslim interests and hate the Hindutva communal forces that are the creations of Congress party.

Congress party cannot win polls – from local to national levels- without Muslim votes and has also floated a couple of Muslim blogs in English and other regional languages to e expand  its Muslim vote bank base.

Neither the ruling BJP nor Congress party- the partners in anti-Muslim and anti Babri mosque conspiracy –  is averse to keep the government promise given to India and world of reconstructing the Babri Mosque. They working behind the scene to influence the judges to deliver a “Ram nam satya hai” judgment because if they deliver genuine  justice  Babri Mosque be back at the site bringing shame for Hindutva efforts of Congress government. .

Muslims operating for Congress and other Hindu dominated parties are being employed by the enemies of Islam to work against Babri movement- obviously on payment basis as these Muslims also look for money no matter the sources. .

A faulty and corrupt leadership has harmed the cause of Muslims in a great way. Also, the Muslim leadership is controlled by the ruling parties both at the center and states and the Congress and other major parties oblige the Muslim leaders by meeting their personal demands. As a result, the Muslims are betrayed by the very leaders who claim to be protecting their interests. Not less corrupt and tricky than other political parties in India, Muslim League and Hyderabad based Muslim Majlis party (MIM) pretending to be the defenders of Indian Muslims, quietly take dictates from the Congress party, responsible for the destruction of Babri Mosque.

 

If the position of Indian Muslims is bad, the situation in Kashmir, occupied by India after its independence, is still far worse, indeed! New Delhi still perceives and views Kashmiris as troublesome, bad guys, — only to be destroyed gradually. The overall scenario in the country explains why the Muslims in Kashmir are subjected to insults and harassment by those very personnel who are duty bound to protect them, apart from regular genocide and loss of properties inflicted upon them.

 

In the name of terrorism and suspicion, anybody could be put behind bars in the West and in countries like India today. The Muslims and others retained in jails without trial are too large and common to need illustrations. Usual contempt of law by Indian State could be seen by the way the Muslims are treated in the country after the destruction of the Mosque at Ayodhya. The Muslims, who are arrested before 6th Dec every year and tortured in jails across the country, are neither tried nor released because, according to the government, arrested persons are “terrorists” and so they deserve prolonged punishment in jails without trials, but quite scared of facing the legality of the matter involved. It is any one’s guess as to what makes the government both at the Centre and in states not to produce the so-called suspected terrorists before the courts of law and let judiciary deliver judgments.

Muslims are the believers of the truth, having full trust in the God Almighty, while Islam is a religion of real peace. However, enemies of Islam along with hypocritical Muslims have conspired to make Islam look as a terror. Their media have played the essential mischief in getting hypocritical Muslims on their side of conspiracy against Islam. These wicked people think they have won against Islam. Perhaps when they begin to repent  for their anti-Isla crimes it may be too late.

The Babri Mosque case is being dragged for decades now as its destruction was an act of conspiracy in which Indian government, political classes, senior leaders and ministers and military had a part. It was coalition conspiracy against a mosque and the Hindutva treats to destroy other important mosques are not culture based. The threats to other mosques are meant to help the criminals who pulled down the Babri Mosque.

It is fact, the government intervenes to protect and promote its party people and government officals who are in government’s good books, but refuses to take action or any step in redressing the genuine complaints of common people who have no political patronage in India. They are forced to knock at the court doors for justice which is often delayed, which also means justice denied. Going to a court means all sorts of problems, mainly money.

India has very cleverly made use of all available opportunities to create rifts in the society particularly between Hindus and Muslims, on the one hand and among the Muslims themselves, on the other. Group politics, vote bank politics and even cricket have been effectively bought into play to turn the attention of the Muslims from their demands for Babri Mosque reconstruction. The Muslim political parties and other minor outfits have also been bought under the arena of State control in many wooing manners. And those who still claim Babri Mosque, are ill-treated and put into jails as “potential or suspected terrorists”. With the US playing its terror card in Islamic world, India would also have more of opportunities to tack the Muslims and refuse to rebuild the Mosque.

 

Cash and share of power can create wonders, as the Muslim League (IUML) has understood it while sharing power at the Centre now. Muslim League (IUML), the only national party for Muslims and which has pretensions of protecting and fighting for the cause of Muslim interests has been co-opted in the Central government when Congress-led UPA regime assumed office, defeating the BJP led anti-Muslim parties. Not only that. A Muslim League MP has been accommodated in the foreign ministry. And that party which used to organize occasionally protests for the Babri Mosque has been thus totally silenced. In fact there have not even feeble protests in the country for the restoration of the Mosque. The League leaders think that it is enough fighting for cause of Muslims and Islam and what they have got is a rare opportunity and they should not spoil it by unnecessarily rubbing shoulders with the Hindutva and “secular” forces in New Delhi. But they continue to use Islamic symbols in party structure including flag.

Let there be as many gods, big small and medium ones, as people want but Hindutva forces should know gods  do not support arrogant  attacks on  minorities or  mosques in India on some  false pretexts or based  on vaguely mischievous theories  Babri Mosque was a reality and it existed before the eyes of millions of human beings before it was pulled down by extremist elements among the Hindu majority community-  in a typically planned terrorist method.

Babri Mosque must be rebuilt and given back to Muslims for worship. India should stop confusing its Babri Mosque commitment with its general anti-Muslim policy as well as anti-Pakistan policy. The Central and state governments ought to exercise their obligation and responsibilities before the Muslim population in the country.

 

Observations

 

The issue of Babri Mosque would be live until Indian government reconstructs the fallen Babri mosque at the site where it stood as a historic place of worship for Muslims.  Already Hon Allahabad Court in the name of interim order had made fun of rights of Muslims and their mosques in India and Indian secularism by gifting a part of the mosque and property to Hindus and another unconcerned party as well. In its fanatic judgment, Babri Mosque has no right to be in India.

The destruction of Babri Mosque is being very cunningly underplayed by Indian governments and their loyal media, obviously to block any move to the process of the construction activities of the mosque. India hopes that if years pass by like this, it could argue that there was no Babri Mosque at Ayodhya at all and hence the construction of the said mosque does not arise at all. Judiciary, appointed and controlled by the State, also would shut its eyes on the fate of the Grand Mosque. It won’t be a surprise, if some of the official and political “Muslims” also join the choir of the official politicians and bureaucrats in denouncing the demands for the Mosque.

The Congress government, which ruled India for years thanks to Muslim votes, refused to deliver justice to Indian Muslims and BJP government may not be interested in that because that concerns their Hindu vote banks. In fact, Congress and BJP are two sides of the same Hindutva coin- only that one side looks slightly better than the other.

Indian courts should not try to save Hindutva criminals-leaders who pulled down the Mosque with the help of Hindu criminals collected from all over the country  should be punished  for the conspiratorial agenda and betraying the trust of Supreme court and for the  destruction of the historic mosque.

Since the ghastly destruction of Babri Mosque was a regime cum Hindutva joint project, judges

 

  1. Punishment for the deep rooted conspiracy and for the preparations and coordinated trials
  2. Punishment for the very act of arson and destruction of Babri Mosque.
  3. While the criminal agents/elements are working to attack and terrorize Muslims both in darkness and in broad day light even in  Congress ruled progressive Kerala state in the South, it appears the state-private intelligence wings operating in India keep creating fake terror dreams by remote techniques in the sleep of many Muslims, others. Who can stop this deliberate societal nuisance?

 

Conspiracy and destruction of Babri Mosque destruction are of two parts and inter-related.  It is beyond doubts that it’s a deep rooted conspiracy and they wanted to destroy the mosque and they did it.

Punishment for conspirators is one issue. Punishment for those who planned for mob gathering with weapons at Babri mosque is another. Punishment of the destruction of  a national historic  monument called the Babri mosque is the main issue.

The Apex Court needs to step in and restore the Babri Mosque to Muslims for worshipping. Only judiciary can save the fabrics of Indian secularism and Muslims. Indian courts should punish Hindutva leaders who pulled down the Mosque with the help of Hindu criminals collected from all over the country  should be punished  for the conspiratorial agenda and betraying the trust of Supreme court and for the  destruction of the historic mosque.

Supreme Court needs to protect the Muslims in India and their mosques, among other valuables.

With a view to cleansing Indian communal politics, Supreme Court could ban Congress and BJP plus communal allies. It could instruct the Election Commission to derecognize these essentially anti-peace and anti-secular parties and save India from decaying further. .

Why then government wants to control judiciary as well? Is only help the corporates who fund the party, party criminals and international frauds?

Muslims can do nothing literally to get back their Babri mosque in India which has anti “secular”  and anti-Islam agenda.  Judges should not work as associate of powerful Hindutva forces or agents of the government.

The Apex Court needs to step in and restore the Babri Mosque to Muslims for worshipping. Hindutva forces and even the government sources would instruct a Hindutva judgment to help Hindus not lose their anti-Muslim face because the Hindutva forces think pulling down of Babri mosque was a collective crime of India and therefore judges, appointed by the government, should save the Hindus and Indian prestige by defending the Hindutva criminals. BJP led Hindutva fanatics would never admit that demolition of Babri Mosque was a state agenda but they were used by the regime to engineer and execute it because it as a government-Hindutva joint operation.

Only judiciary can save the fabrics of Indian secularism and Muslims.

Rebuild and save Babri Mosque!

Save from political communal fascists all mosques of Muslim community in India!

Save secular democracy of India. Hopefully Supreme Court would deliver justice to Indian Muslims. World is watching how Indian secular democracy’s Supreme Court deals with the demolition of Babri Mosque by Hindutva criminals for political profits. .

 

 

Vietnam’s military buildup to face China!

Vietnam’s military buildup to face China!

-Dr. Abdul Ruff

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Heavy militarization and upgrade of  military equipment  at the cost of welfare schemes of common people and poor have been the hall mark of international politics today when every nation, big and small, waste huge  resources on  military buildups, citing the usual fake threat perceptions.

 

Objective

 

Vietnam’s military is steeling itself for conflict with China as it accelerates a decade-long modernization drive, Hanoi’s biggest arms buildup since the height of the Vietnam War. Vietnam’s strategy has moved beyond contingency planning. The ruling Vietnamese Communist Party’s goal is to deter its giant northern neighbour as tensions rise over the disputed South China Sea, and if that fails, to be able to defend itself on all fronts. Key units have been placed on “high combat readiness” – an alert posture to fend off a sudden attack – including its elite Division 308, which guards the mountainous north.

China and Vietnam fought a bloody border war in 1979. The likely flashpoint this time is in the South China Sea, where they have rival claims in the Spratly and Paracel archipelagos. “We don’t want to have a conflict with China and we must put faith in our policy of diplomacy,” one senior Vietnamese government official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Reuters. “But we know we must be ready for the worst.”

It has also recently upgraded and expanded air defenses, including obtaining early warning surveillance radars from Israel and advanced S-300 surface-to-air missile batteries from Russia. Indeed, increases in Vietnam’s military spending have outstripped its South East Asian neighbours over the last decade, according to estimates by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). “They are not doing this for national day parades … they are building real military capabilities,” said Tim Huxley, a regional security expert at the International Institute of Strategic Studies in Singapore.

Most significantly, Vietnam is creating a naval deterrent largely from scratch with the purchase of six advanced Kilo-class submarines from Russia. In recent months, the first of those submarines have started patrolling the South China Sea, Vietnamese and foreign military officials said, the first confirmation the vessels have been in the strategic waterway.

Vietnam is seeking more Russian jet fighter-bombers and is in talks with European and US arms manufacturers to buy fighter and maritime patrol planes and unarmed surveillance drones. While ramping up combat readiness, Hanoi’s once-reclusive generals are reaching out to a broad range of strategic partners. The outreach covers weapons purchases, ship visits and intelligence sharing but will have its limits. Hanoi shuns formal military alliances under a staunchly independent foreign policy.

Russia sells arms to both China and Vietnam. Russia and India are the main source of advanced weapons, training and intelligence cooperation. Hanoi is also building ties with the USA and its Japanese, Australian and Filipino allies, as well as Europe and Israel.

 

Trade

 

Tensions apart, both the neighbors continue with their trade. After both sides resumed trade links in 1991, growth in annual bilateral trade increased from only US$32 million in 1991 to almost USD $7.2 billion in 2004. By 2011, the trade volume had reached USD $25 billion. It is predicted that China will become Vietnam’s largest single trading partner, overtaking the United States, by 2030. China’s transformation into a major economic power in the 21st century has led to an increase of foreign investments in the bamboo network, a network of overseas Chinese businesses operating in the markets of Southeast Asia that share common family and cultural ties.

 

Vietnam’s exports to China include crude oil, coal, coffee and food, while China exports pharmaceuticals, machinery, petroleum, fertilizers and automobile parts to Vietnam. China has become Vietnam’s second-largest trading partner and the largest source of imports. Both nations are working to establish an “economic corridor” from China’s Yunnan province to Vietnam’s northern provinces and cities, and similar economic zones linking China’s Guangxi province with Vietnam’s Lạng Sơn and Quang Ninh provinces, and the cities of Hanoi and Haiphong. Air and sea links as well as a railway line have been opened between the two countries, along with national-level seaports in the frontier provinces and regions of the two countries. Joint ventures have furthermore been launched, such as the Thai Nguyen Steel Complex, which produces hundreds of thousands of tonnes of steel products

 

Conflict

The relations between the People’s Republic of China and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam have been turbulent, despite their common socialist background. Centuries of conquest by modern China’s imperial predecessor have given Vietnam an entrenched suspicion of Chinese attempts to dominate it.  Though the PRC assisted North Vietnam during the Vietnam War, relations between the two nations soured following Vietnam’s reunification in 1975. China and Vietnam fought a prolonged border war from 1979 to 1990, but have since worked to improve their diplomatic and economic ties. However, the two countries remain in dispute over territorial issues in the South China Sea.

While communist parties rule both Vietnam and China and share political bonds, the two countries have a history marked by armed conflict and long periods of lingering mistrust. China’s historic claim to most of the South China Sea, expressed on maps as a nine-dash line, overlaps the exclusive economic zones of Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei. Taiwan also has claims in the area. Some $5 trillion in ship-borne trade passes through the waterway every year, including most of the oil imported by China, Japan and South Korea.

Two decades of double-digit increases in defence budgets have given China a vastly larger and better equipped navy, air force and army. China took full control of another South China Sea island chain, the Paracels, after a naval showdown with then South Vietnam in 1974. Hanoi still protests China’s occupation. More recently, China’s placement of an oil rig in disputed waters for 10 weeks in the middle of last year sparked anti-Chinese riots across Vietnam. The rig’s placement on Vietnam’s continental shelf 80 nautical miles from its coast was a game-changer, hardening suspicions about Chinese President Xi Jinping among political and military leaders.

China’s military strategists have long been frustrated at the two dozen military outposts that Hanoi has fortified across the Spratlys since losing the Paracels in 1974, Chinese analysts say. China is building three air strips on man-made islands it is building on reefs in the Spratlys that it took from Vietnamese forces in 1988. Hanoi dispatched dozens of Vietnamese civilian vessels to confront the 70 coastguard and naval warships China sent to protect the oil rig in mid-2014. “It was a reminder to all of us just how dangerous the South China Sea has become,” said one retired US naval officer.

The importance to China of protecting its submarine base on Hainan Island – the projected home of its future nuclear armed submarine fleet – could be another flashpoint. Beijing also has jet fighters and many of its best warships stationed around Hainan Island. This South Sea Fleet is close to Vietnam’s northern coast and its vital deep water access channels to the South China Sea and beyond. China’s Defence Ministry said the two militaries had close, friendly relations and China was willing to work hard with Vietnam for regional peace. Both sides have frank exchanges of view on the South China Sea, both sides should look for a basic, lasting solution both sides can accept.

 

Tensions

 

China’s historic claim to most of the South China Sea, expressed on maps as a nine-dash line, overlaps the exclusive economic zones of Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei. Taiwan also has claims in the area. Some $5 trillion in ship-borne trade passes through the waterway every year, including most of the oil imported by China, Japan and South Korea.

In June 2011, Vietnam announced that its military would conduct new exercises in the South China Sea. China had previously voiced its disagreement over Vietnamese oil exploration in the area, stating that the Spratly Islands and the surrounding waters were its sovereign territory. Defense of the South China Sea was cited as one of the possible missions of the first Chinese aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, which entered service in September 2012.

In May 2013 Vietnam accused the PRC of hitting one of its fishing boats, while in May 2014 Vietnam accused China of ramming and sinking a fishing boat. In June 2014 China declared there would be no military conflict with Vietnam as the two were sparring over an oil rig in disputed territory in the South China Sea. China at the time had 71 ships in the disputed area while Vietnam had 61.

Militarily, the tensions are palpable northwest of Hanoi at the headquarters of Division 308, Vietnam’s most elite military unit, where senior army officers talk repeatedly about “high combat readiness”. The phrase is on billboards beneath images of missiles and portraits of Vietnam’s late revolutionary founder, Ho Chi Minh. Perched between Vietnam’s craggy northern mountains and the ancient rice paddies of the Red River Delta, 308 is Vietnam’s oldest division and still effectively guards the northern approaches to Hanoi.

Reflecting deep-set official sensibilities towards offending China, a senior officer Colonel Le Van Hai said Vietnam is ready to repel any foreign force. “Combat readiness is the top priority of the division, of the Ministry of Defence and the country. We can deal with any sudden or unexpected situation,” he said.

Diplomats said that the phrases also surface in talks with foreign military delegations. When Vietnam refers to the ‘new situation’, they are using coded language to refer to the rising likelihood of an armed confrontation or clash with China, particularly in the South China Sea.

 

Deterrence

 

Foreign military envoys say they struggle to gauge Vietnam’s actual capabilities and how well they are integrating complex new weapons. They are given little access beyond Hanoi’s gilded staterooms. Vietnamese military strategists talk of creating a “minimal credible deterrent” – raising the costs of any Chinese move against Vietnam, whether it is a naval confrontation or an attack across the 1,400-km (875-mile) northern land border.

If conflict did break out, Hanoi could target Chinese-flagged merchant container and oil ships in the South China Sea, said Thayer, who said he was told this by Vietnamese strategists. Of course, the aim would be not to defeat China’s superior forces but “to inflict sufficient damage and psychological uncertainty to cause Lloyd’s insurance rates to skyrocket and for foreign investors to panic”, Thayer said in a paper presented to a Singapore conference last month. Vietnam’s foreign ministry did not respond to requests for comment on this story.

Vietnamese generals make clear to foreign visitors they know their limitations. Academic research has revealed how the Sino-Vietnamese war in 1979 was more intense than is widely known, rumbling on into the mid-1980s. The two sides then clashed at sea in 1988 when China occupied its first holdings in the Spratly archipelago of the South China Sea – a defeat still acutely felt in Hanoi.

The China Vietnam Conflict seems to go a long way before any constructive measures are taken on both sides to end mutual suspicion and launch truly friendly relations. Although China does not seem to be in a mood for wars like situations with big powers and it avoids wars with smaller regional powers, China has capabilities to wage wars. Vietnam does not want war with China, either. .

Pakistan successfully test-fires nuclear capable ballistic Shaheen-1A missile

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Pakistan successfully test-fires nuclear capable ballistic Shaheen-1A missile

-Dr. Abdul Ruff

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Interestingly, India and Pakistan continue to “talk and fight”, maybe deliberately making no headways in bilateral ties, except cross border trade and mutual visits and good food, but the tensions  make the life of besieged Kashmiris more and more difficult.

Even as India got Pakistan to somehow restart the bilateral “talks” like old wine in old bottles,  Pakistan on December 16 successfully test-fired a nuclear capable ballistic missile with a range of 900 kilometres, days after testing a similar missile capable of hitting targets as far as 2,750 kilometres away, bringing many Indian cities under its range.

Since 1947 India and Pakistan intermittently conducted inconclusive “talks”, first by keeping the explosive Kashmir issue that has been  a flashpoint in  bilateral tensions and because of that both continue to fail at talking table and, then,  also talking Kashmir as…

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China’s unilateral action on South China Sea drives Pacific nations towards US embrace!

China’s unilateral action on South China Sea drives Pacific nations towards US embrace!

-Dr. Abdul Ruff

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Part-I

China’s aggressive project to build small islands in the South China Sea region, ignoring territorial claims of fellow nations in the region, is hitting Pacific nations at a more visceral level, bringing anxiety over security. China’s creation of small military installations, including a 10,000- ft. landing strip, on various tiny atolls in the Western Spratly Islands seems to have ratted Washington to pay more attention on the issue rattling the region for quite some time.

Asia-pacific region remains a flashpoint as China is gradually trying to expand its control over the common sea territories in South East Asia. The regional powers say China is causing a big and imminent threat to security” in Southeast Asia.  The rise of China’s economic power has given rise to its military power and the regional rivals cannot in any way stop or weaken the economic muscle of Beijing.

The Pacific countries Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam and Brunei have long had their own competing territorial disputes in the South China Sea. To complicate the issue further, now China claims over hundreds of mostly uninhabited small islands, reefs, and rocks in the 1.4-million square mile South China Sea. Using traditional symbols to describe  one’s position in a given situation, China says it controls the territory within a U-shaped maritime boundary, known as the 9-dash line and also referred to as “the cow’s tongue,” since the line appears in a large curvature far below the mainland.

The Chinese mainland lies nearly 1,000 miles away from its most distant claims.  Beijing’s full claim over the sea would give it control of shipping routes touching half of all global trade through the region. Earlier this summer China said authoritatively that it would stop expanding the number of islands it is reclaiming but would continue to build in places where it has started work. China’s land reclamation efforts have taken place in an area that constitutes nearly 80 percent of its exclusive economic zone, a 200-mile radius that extends from national territory under the UN Law of the Sea.

In order to showcase its prowess to  neighbors, Chinese naval forces have already denied the Philippines access to explore oil and gas deposits and have harassed Philippine fishing fleets from places like the Scarborough Shoals, which sit about 100 miles off Philippine shores.  The Chinese Coast Guard occasionally blasts Filipino fishermen with water cannons after they sail too close to the tiny island outposts. Such unilateral action by China could spiral out of control, or a misunderstanding” could result with a military clash, killing people.

The monopoly strategy of China, equipped with military prowess and UN veto seat, has prompted an everlasting increase in military spending by the regional nations. The Philippines announced a 25 percent increase in military spending over 13 years aimed at bolstering naval defenses and effectively countering China’s claims.

In addition to boosting defense funding, Manila is preparing to reopen a former American naval base in Subic Bay where it will station new fighter jets purchased from South Korea. Repairs are also being made to a rusting World War II-era cargo ship now beached in the Spratlys that serves as the country’s most western military outpost.

As Asia’s super power China is pushing its agenda in the region, the Pacific nations are exploring diplomacy with the global super power USA, new defense options, and even international legal recourse to stop China from extending its sphere of influence just off their shores.

The Philippines is also fighting back in court. A case at The Hague argued on July 13 sought to have an international court rule on the legality of China’s territorial claim. (China refused to participate). That case is causing a stir here and in Vietnam, off whose shores China parked an oil rig last year, bringing clashes at sea and at home between ethnic Chinese and Vietnamese.

The Hague tribunal admittedly has no enforcement mechanism and Beijing has signaled it has no plans to uphold an international ruling. But the hearings may provide the Philippines additional arguments in future negotiations. A decision on whether the UN-backed Permanent Court of Arbitration has jurisdiction to rule comes this fall.

The Philippine military is limited compared with China’s. But under a decades-old mutual defense pact, the US is obliged to aid its former colony if it is attacked. Yet how far Washington will take action in the sea is unclear.  However,  analysts describe both lingering doubt and unwarranted expectations in Manila. Filipinos have a tendency to place excessive or misplaced expectations in America’s commitment to protect the Philippines.

Vietnam is also looking for similar assistance to confront China on the high seas. Earlier this month, Hanoi’s Communist Party Chairman Nguyen Phu Trong, who met with President Obama in the Oval Office, told a forum in Washington that his country plans to expand military partnerships with the USA. The Pentagon said it will provide Vietnam with $18 million to purchase coast guard vessels.

It seems that increased international attention on China’s activities has slowed down its military buildup. When under strong international pressure, China tends to adjust its strategy.  In recent days China has adopted a more conciliatory tone, saying it will build fishing havens, weather stations, and light houses on the islands, though the Philippines and its Southeast Asian neighbors are dubious.

Meanwhile, a Japanese surveillance plane with crew from the Philippines flew over areas of the South China Sea that the Philippines are in dispute with China over.  The flight path taken by the Japanese plane was close to the Spratly Islands, which the Philippines claim, and where China is constructing man-made islands.

China’s expansion and reclamation of islands in the South China Sea has escalated tension among Southeast Asian countries, and coordination between Japan and the Philippines may be perceived in Beijing as tacit support from Japan that the Philippines have rights to contested ocean territory. Japan, Asia’s second-biggest economy after China, receives a cut of the $5 trillion in cargo that passes through the shipping routes of the South China Sea each year.

The increase in activity in the region comes at a time when Southeast Asian leaders are jockeying for control over a swath of ocean that provides a tenth of the fish caught by global companies, Japan does not have any direct territorial interests in the South China Sea, but Japan’s own national security will be greatly affected by any instability and conflict there, making it a legitimate stakeholder.

Japan and China also face a direct standoff over disputed sea territories.

Part-II

Obviously, UNSC‘s veto members have certain prerogatives, rights and advantages and China is taking full advantages of being a permanent member on the discredited UNSC.    USA and other veto members or NATO have not taken the military steps on fellow veto members Russia and China.

China claims a whopping 90 percent chunk of the South China Sea. Its maps draw a “nine dash line” to mark its claims, some of which are nearly 1,500 kms from China but close to the coastlines of nations that ring the line, like the Philippines, Malaysia, and Vietnam.  However, China’s claim does not stand up under existing international law, as laid down in the United Nations Law of the Sea. China enjoys such rights because its fishermen have cast their nets in those distant waters for centuries. Those claims give China “indisputable sovereignty” over the land features and waters inside the line, Beijing insisted in a document presented to the UN in 2009. That sovereignty is, in fact, disputed. The Philippines, Malaysia, Taiwan, Vietnam, and Brunei all claim some or all of the rocks, atolls, reefs, islands, and water that China says belong to it. The Philippines has taken China to an international court at The Hague to challenge the legitimacy of the “nine dash line,” though Beijing has said it does not recognize the tribunal’s right to rule on the matter. Beijing evidently hopes that its recent land reclamation drive has changed the facts on the ground – or in the sea

China seems to have laid the groundwork to move its land power South … expanding the area of competition with the United States.

Even as Russia, China’s senior strategic partner, annexed Crimea and reportedly moved into Ukraine its military to defend the ethnic Russian there,  China also built seven artificial islands in the strategically sensitive and economically critical South China Sea, alarming its neighbors and risking confrontation with the USA, because it believes it can get away with the nervy move and bolster an old desire for regional dominance. In fact, China has wanted to do this for a long time. Now it has the dredging vessels, the money and the people. China tentatively turned in that direction in June, announcing that it had nearly finished its land reclamation drive. Chinese engineers using dredgers have turned seven reefs and atolls in the Spratlys into artificial islands. Some are large enough to support garrisons, land fighter jets or to dock large naval vessels.  Satellite images show cement factories and multi-story buildings being constructed and identifiable state- owned enterprises racing to make the new islands habitable. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of PRC says these outposts would also help China “better safeguard national territorial sovereignty” and serve “military defense” purposes. Uses include helicopter bases for anti-submarine operations, aircraft refueling facilities, naval harbors and radar and missile installations that could one day help China’s air force impose an Air Defense Identification Zone over the South China Sea, as it has tried to do over the East China Sea in its dispute over island ownership with Japan. Those prospects worry both the United States and regional powers.

Australia is considering sailing the sort of Freedom of Navigation patrols that the US navy runs regularly through the South China Sea to challenge any Chinese sovereignty claims it considers excessive. Even India has voiced concerns over possible threats to free navigation on major trade routes, including in the Indian Ocean.

China counts the South China Sea land reclamation project a success and it has strengthened its position in sovereignty disputes with its neighbors in Southeast Asia and it has projected its power into the heart of a waterway that sees five trillion dollars worth of trade each year.

The Chinese are acting as if they are stronger than they are. Caught in the middle of this big power maneuvering are a clutch of Southeast Asian nations that nurse territorial claims to rival China’s. Vietnam, Taiwan, the Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei sell most of their exports to China, and China is a growing source of investment for them. Beijing’s recent moves have frightened their governments who are looking to Washington for regional balance.

As China’s interests and horizons expand, so will its impulse to exert physical control. China is moving beyond being a great power.  The secretive and determined methods Beijing is using to turn rocks and atolls into potential military bases, and its bland dismissal of other nations’ claims to those specks of island turf, is causing worry beyond just the Pacific Rim.

China’s activities in the South China Sea have sparked doubts about its intentions. China now appears to have altered a long-professed policy of “peaceful rise” and shown another face in the Pacific, and in so doing has driven a number of Pacific nations towards an American embrace.

Regional powers expect China to make good on its promises that all the civilian facilities it builds will be open to all.

World’s perceptions on China being a sensible nation with its ‘peaceful rise’ policy” have changed.  As China focused on building its economy and infrastructure it talked to neighbors about peace. But now China is trying to make peace effort as the subject of other countries to consider.

President Xi Jinping of China has emphasized closer trade and investment ties with Southeast Asia. The emphasis, called “One Belt, One Road,” is a centerpiece of his foreign policy, but China’s strategies on the South China Sea and on “One Belt, One Road” are in conflict.

Japan opposes China’s “expansionist” ambitions on South China Sea!

Japan opposes China’s “expansionist” ambitions on South China Sea!

-Dr. Abdul Ruff

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China’s aggressive project to build small islands in the South China Sea region, ignoring territorial claims of fellow nations in the region, is hitting Pacific nations at a more visceral level, bringing anxiety over security. China’s creation of small military installations, including a 10,000- ft. landing strip, on various tiny atolls in the Western Spratly Islands seems to have ratted Washington to pay more attention on the issue rattling the region for quite some time.

Asia-pacific region remains a flashpoint as China is gradually trying to expand its control over the common sea territories in South East Asia. The regional powers say China is causing a big and imminent threat to security” in Southeast Asia.  The rise of China’s economic power has given rise to its military power and the regional rivals cannot in any way stop or weaken the economic muscle of Beijing.

The Pacific countries Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam and Brunei have long had their own competing territorial disputes in the South China Sea. To complicate the issue further, now China claims over hundreds of mostly uninhabited small islands, reefs, and rocks in the 1.4-million square mile South China Sea. Using traditional symbols to describe  one’s position in a given situation, China says it controls the territory within a U-shaped maritime boundary, known as the 9-dash line and also referred to as “the cow’s tongue,” since the line appears in a large curvature far below the mainland.

The Chinese mainland lies nearly 1,000 miles away from its most distant claims.  Beijing’s full claim over the sea would give it control of shipping routes touching half of all global trade through the region. Earlier this summer China said authoritatively that it would stop expanding the number of islands it is reclaiming but would continue to build in places where it has started work. China’s land reclamation efforts have taken place in an area that constitutes nearly 80 percent of its exclusive economic zone, a 200-mile radius that extends from national territory under the UN Law of the Sea.

In order to showcase its prowess to  neighbors, Chinese naval forces have already denied the Philippines access to explore oil and gas deposits and have harassed Philippine fishing fleets from places like the Scarborough Shoals, which sit about 100 miles off Philippine shores.  The Chinese Coast Guard occasionally blasts Filipino fishermen with water cannons after they sail too close to the tiny island outposts. Such unilateral action by China could spiral out of control, or a misunderstanding” could result with a military clash, killing people.

The monopoly strategy of China, equipped with military prowess and UN veto seat, has prompted an everlasting increase in military spending by the regional nations. The Philippines announced a 25 percent increase in military spending over 13 years aimed at bolstering naval defenses and effectively countering China’s claims.

In addition to boosting defense funding, Manila is preparing to reopen a former American naval base in Subic Bay where it will station new fighter jets purchased from South Korea. Repairs are also being made to a rusting World War II-era cargo ship now beached in the Spratlys that serves as the country’s most western military outpost.

As Asia’s super power China is pushing its agenda in the region, the Pacific nations are exploring diplomacy with the global super power USA, new defense options, and even international legal recourse to stop China from extending its sphere of influence just off their shores.

The Philippines is also fighting back in court. A case at The Hague argued on July 13 sought to have an international court rule on the legality of China’s territorial claim. (China refused to participate). That case is causing a stir here and in Vietnam, off whose shores China parked an oil rig last year, bringing clashes at sea and at home between ethnic Chinese and Vietnamese.

The Hague tribunal admittedly has no enforcement mechanism and Beijing has signaled it has no plans to uphold an international ruling. But the hearings may provide the Philippines additional arguments in future negotiations. A decision on whether the UN-backed Permanent Court of Arbitration has jurisdiction to rule comes this fall.

The Philippine military is limited compared with China’s. But under a decades-old mutual defense pact, the US is obliged to aid its former colony if it is attacked. Yet how far Washington will take action in the sea is unclear.  However,  analysts describe both lingering doubt and unwarranted expectations in Manila. Filipinos have a tendency to place excessive or misplaced expectations in America’s commitment to protect the Philippines.

Vietnam is also looking for similar assistance to confront China on the high seas. Earlier this month, Hanoi’s Communist Party Chairman Nguyen Phu Trong, who met with President Obama in the Oval Office, told a forum in Washington that his country plans to expand military partnerships with the USA. The Pentagon said it will provide Vietnam with $18 million to purchase coast guard vessels.

It seems that increased international attention on China’s activities has slowed down its military buildup. When under strong international pressure, China tends to adjust its strategy.  In recent days China has adopted a more conciliatory tone, saying it will build fishing havens, weather stations, and light houses on the islands, though the Philippines and its Southeast Asian neighbors are dubious.

Meanwhile, a Japanese surveillance plane with crew from the Philippines flew over areas of the South China Sea that the Philippines are in dispute with China over.  The flight path taken by the Japanese plane was close to the Spratly Islands, which the Philippines claim, and where China is constructing man-made islands.

China’s expansion and reclamation of islands in the South China Sea has escalated tension among Southeast Asian countries, and coordination between Japan and the Philippines may be perceived in Beijing as tacit support from Japan that the Philippines have rights to contested ocean territory. Japan, Asia’s second-biggest economy after China, receives a cut of the $5 trillion in cargo that passes through the shipping routes of the South China Sea each year.

The increase in activity in the region comes at a time when Southeast Asian leaders are jockeying for control over a swath of ocean that provides a tenth of the fish caught by global companies,  Japan does not have any direct territorial interests in the South China Sea, but Japan’s own national security will be greatly affected by any instability and conflict there, making it a legitimate stakeholder.

Japan and China also face a direct standoff over disputed  sea territories.

Indian PM Modi’s visit to Russia and Central Asia to boost India’s multi-directional strategy! (A report)

Indian PM Modi’s visit to Russia and Central Asia to boost India’s multi-directional strategy! (A report)

-Dr. Abdul Ruff

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has resumed his foreign tours and went to Eurasia (Russia and Central Asia) from July 6-13 that saw a packed schedule with the prime minister spending about a business day in each country. He was on a 3-day visit to Russia to attend the seventh meeting of BRICS and Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summits and also simultaneously made his first ever visit of Central Asian countries, making Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan after the two summits in Russia.

Modi first visited Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan from July 6-8, after which he attended the summits of the BRICS – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Russian city of Ufa from July 8-10. In Ufa, in the Republic of Bashkortostan, over 1,300 km from Moscow, Modi met his peers from the other nations of the BRICS grouping — Chinese President Xi Jinping, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is the host, and South Africa’s Jacob Zuma – during the summit. After the two summits, Modi left for Turkmenistan (July 10-11), followed by Kyrgyzstan (July 11-12) and finally Tajikistan (July 12-13) before returning to India.

In Uzbekistan, the highlight would be Modi’s interaction with Indologists and Hindi language students in Tashkent. In Kazakhstan, Modi addressed the Nazarbayev University and also inaugurated the India-Kazakhstan Centre for Excellence in ICT, where India has stationed a Param supercomputer, Sarna said. In Almaty (Kazakhstan), Modi attended a business event, where leading CEOs from both countries were present. In Turkmenistan, the prime minister inaugurated a centre for traditional medicine and yoga, with the participation of the Tukmen government, said Sarna. In Kyrgyzstan, Modi had a packed schedule, including the inauguration of an e-health link, under which one hospital in Bishkek will be linked with a hospital in India. “This is a pilot project and can be replicated,” the top official said. In Tajikistan, the final leg of the tour, Modi held talks with President Emomali Rahmon, besides other engagements. Modi paid a visit to India owned Ayni air base in Tajikistan, where it has set up a field hospital.

The Modi’s visit to the five nations, which are part of India’s extended neighborhood, are of strategic importance politically and economically.

PM Narendra Modi said on his arrival in Ufa, Russia: “It is very special to be in Russia, a nation whose remarkable friendship with India has always been known,” . He was accorded a warm welcome at the Ufa Airport and was hopeful of productive meetings and interactions at the BRICS and SCO Summits, forums India said attaches immense importance to.

The BRICS, which is an acronym for its five member countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, meant for decision taking on enhancing cooperation in the economic front, – launched its new development bank with a $100 billion contingency reserve. The first head of the bank would be an Indian. At the summit of the SCO, a security bloc led by China and Russia, India and Pakistan were accorded full membership of the six-nation grouping that currently also includes former Soviet republics Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. India has so far only had Observer status in the SCO grouping, the focus of which is boosting connectivity, counter-terrorism cooperation, bolstering cooperation in the energy sector, enhancing trade and dealing with drug trafficking. With the BRICS Development Bank already set up, the summit also looked at the possibility of starting trade and credit facility in local currency. The BRICS Summit in 2014 was productive with interactions of BRICS leaders with captains of industry and leaders of other invited countries.

On the sidelines of the summits, PM Modi held bilateral talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping. He met Chinese President Xi Jinping today and Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday, July 10. With President Xi, the PM discussed bilateral ties at a time when India has expressed unhappiness over the proposed $46 billion economic corridor that would pass through Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir, and also over China’s support to Pakistan over the release of Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi whose name was linked with the two day Mumbai attack drama.

All eyes , however, were on PM Modi and Sharif’s scheduled meeting on the sidelines of SCO summit in Ufa. Officials from India and Pakistan had been tight-lipped on the details and structure of the meeting. Modi and Sharif last met at the SAARC summit in Kathmandu last November; they did not hold formal talks so far. Sources have said PM Modi’s phone call to Sharif at the start of the holy month of Ramzan set the tone and broke the ice. However, sources have said this is no way indicates the resumption of dialogue just yet. At the Ufa meeting PM Modi was expected to raise India’s concerns on terrorism, including the release of the prime suspect Zaki-ur-Rahman Lakhvi, the 26/11 mastermind who has walked free earlier this year. Economic ties and trade negotiations found dominance in the talks between the two nations. PM Modi has also accepted Pakistan’s invitation to attend the SAARC Summit in 2016 to be held in Islamabad. Both agreed on a significant cooperation to counter terrorism, targeting Muslims in Pakistan and maybe in Kashmir.
Indian PM also solicited, as usual, the support of these countries in an effort to secure a permanent membership in the United Nations Security Council. PM Modi said as he left Delhi that he expects positive outcomes in economic cooperation and cultural ties among the BRICS nations.

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Ever since PM Narendra Modi took charge at the helm of the Indian government, he has undertaken a number of strategic tours: from Bhutan to USA, including Canada, France, Germany and China and now Russia and Central Asian nations. The Indian PM has become known for his high-profile visits – each with the mission to build economic and strategic ties across the world and the visits are highly publicised by the PMO and corporate media syndicates. .

India’s move to counter Chinese game in Central Asia has prompted Modi to target Central Asia with the Russian support. Following the ‘Great Game’ of the 19th century, when the Russian and British empires contended over Central Asia, and the Cold War era when the Soviet Union and America locked horns, the last two decades have witnessed China entering as a formidable player in energy and infrastructural development in the five Central Asian republics of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.

The central Asian countries that PM Modi shall be covering in this tour are all extremely important in terms of the natural resources they hold and in their potential to form strategic alliances. These nations have been key suppliers of oil and natural gas for China and are now looking for a diverse market. Oil, natural gas, and energy are at the center of the trade ties between India and these Central Asian countries which are rich in natural resources and share a cultural legacy with India. Modi had promised to bring solidarity to Indian ties with these nations. PM Modi underlined India’s historic ties with Uzbekistan – that land of Babur’s birth and its importance in the Silk Route. With Uzbekistan President Islam Karimov, Modi discussed various investment opportunities for India such as in the fields of tourism, and culture. Cyber security is one key field where the two countries have decided to build a strong partnership and work together. Another key point of discussion was the implementation of uranium supply from Uzbekistan. 2000 metric tonnes of the mineral is to be imported by India. A similar Uranium pact was also signed with Kazakhstan; India will now import 5000 tonnes of the yellow mineral in the next four years. Kazakhstan and India also inked a number of MoUs related to trade and culture. India made a renewed effort at securing some of Turkmenistan’s natural gas reserves – previous attempts having been waylaid by China.

Cultural ties formed one of the highlights of PM Modi’s agenda. Student exchange, linguistic developments, and religious tolerance were all discussed by the PM with the heads of these states. Yoga was discussed too.
Focusing on military partnerships, India has signed agreements on military and security cooperation, military exchange, joint exercises, and formation of a joint anti-terrorism unit. Tajikistan is already a significant military ally since 2002 when it built an air base near the town of Farkhor. This base is a support centre for US terror operations in Afghanistan and a counter point to any possible malevolent advances by Pakistan.

American military operations in Afghanistan which is culturally closer to Central Asia than South Asia have meant that the region has been subjected to essentially a three-horse race.

III

India moves according to its own plan and agenda. After ‘Act East’, ‘Link West’ and proactive Indian Ocean diplomacy to the South of India’s landmass, PM Modi, fond of visiting foreign countries, has turned attention to Eurasia in order to connect North. His super fast trips to all five countries of Central Asia in one go, as well as Russia, from July 6 to 13, have boosted India’s multi-directional strategy. They have strengthened our presence in a geopolitically vital region labeled historically as the ‘heartland’ determining the fate of the world.

The International North–South Transport Corridor is a trade route (using various modes such as ship, road, and rail) between India, Iran, Russia, and other Central Asian, and European nations. Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan are other routes, currently under consideration for addition to the existing corridor. PM Modi made a significant pitch to the heads of these countries to join the freight corridor. India also sought support from the Central Asian countries for India joining the Ashgabat Agreement – another strategic cooperation for movement of freight and a transit route between Uzbekistan, Iran, Turkmenistan, Oman, and Kazakhstan.

The post-Soviet Central Asian space is stuck between the dominant power of yesterday, Russia, and the dominant power of tomorrow, China. Despite the advancing strategic partnership between Russia and China, Russia dominates and even dictates its terms to Central Asia- a former block of republics in the erstwhile USSR. Central Asians confront after becoming sandwiched between Russia and China. India takes full advantage of its traditional military links with Moscow. The palpitation that countries like Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan have been undergoing under the looming Chinese shadow over their energy sectors has generated an opening that Modi is trying to exploit.

The setback to ONGC in 2013 in Kazakhstan, which blocked Indian acquisition of a prized oil well, has been made up via a new oil concession in the north Caspian sea where our energy major holds minority stakes. Modi has also extracted commitments from Kazakhstan for additional mature blocks for Indian investment, besides fresh contracts for uranium supply.

Modi’s energetic diplomacy in Central Asia demonstrated that India can be very important seeker of influence in the region, where Russia, USA and China calls all energy shots.

PM Modi has taken his first step cementing the ties by visiting Eurasia though the outcomes are not to the satisfaction of New Delhi since the countries Modi visited are very strong and, unlike his previous visit to South Asian nations, do not depend on India for anything.

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