N. P. Upadhyaya ( Aryal)
Kathmandu: India’s Islamophobic credentials are being exposed across the world in a rapid manner.
Many countries across the globe have begun taking note of its Muslim hatred identification.
Even inside India itself, the Indian establishment which is being run by the Hindu fanatic Prime Minister Modi is being taken to task.
That PM Modi is being severely criticized inside India could be seen with the posting of several comments and video clips wherein India is being depicted as a highly Islamophobic country.
Countries like Denmark and Germany, to name a few, too in some way or the other have begun exhibiting/expressing their discontent on India’s changed identification since 2014 after the advent of the believer of Hindu supremacists Modi as India’s Prime Minister.
Some academicians and intellectuals favor to call India as a “theocratic” state that is hell bent on “annihilating” the minority Muslims whose strength in around 200 millions plus as of today.
Burn the Minority Muslims:
The WIRE dated May 08, 2022 informs that “The Bharatiya Janta Party ( BJP) MLA Mr. Hari Buhushan Thakur Bachaul on Saturday May 7, 2022, said that “Muslims should be set ablaze just as Hindus burn Ravana effigies during the festival of Dussehra”.
This outlandish statement by a BJP MLA is difficult even to listen but the fact is that it has been made by the erratic MLA belonging to the ruling Party-the BJP.
What is unfortunate is that neither Boris Johnson, President Joe Biden nor even German Chancellor and French President Emanuel Macron utter a single word against the Islamophobic Indian regime.
Commercial ties or the QUAD membership of India?
IN many more ways than one Islamophobia already a fitting synonymous to Indian regime and vice versa.
The BJP man made this statement in Patna, Bihar, where a discussion was held on “The Untold Story of Kashmiri Hindus”.
Patna is a strong Hindu belt.
The WIRE further writes that “when asked where are the Ravanas in Bihar, the BJP Man said easily said, “you go and see what is happening in Kashmir, Kisanganj, what is happening in Purnia-a place close to Nepal border in Biratnagar.
The Seemanachal region, writes the Wire, in Bihar consists of four districts : Kishanganj, Araria, Purnia and katihar. The region has a 47% Muslim population and accounts for 24 Assembly seats”.
Writes Amjad Jaaved for the “modern diplomacy” dated May 08, 2022 that the majoritarian policies of the BJP are likely to further reduce Muslim representation.
Many Hindu nationalists express the idea that Muslims can never be truly Indians because, unlike Hindus, their holy sites are not in India.
The BJP’s growth was catalyzed by the demolition of the Babri Masjid in 1992. In the 2002 riots, over 1,000 people, most of whom were Muslims, were killed in the state of Gujarat (Modi was then the state’s chief minister).
Jaaved continues saying “the socio-economic condition of the Indian Muslim, like that of the dalit (the downtrodden untouchables) has worsened over the years. The golden words of the Indian Constitution about fundamental rights, justice liberty, equality and fraternity (Articles 25 to 30 in Part III of the Indian Constitution) remain unfulfilled”.
An encouraging news from the US is that President Joe Biden said he’d promised as a presidential candidate to bring back marking Eid Al-Fitr at the White House — but was forced to hold a virtual celebration last year because of the corona virus pandemic.
This means that Biden celebrated Eid at his White House-East Room together with a select group of Muslims President Biden said, “Today, around the world, we’ve seen so many Muslims that have been targeted by violence. No one, no one should discriminate against or be oppressed, or be repressed, for their religious beliefs” writes the Arab news dated 02 May 2022.
But yet the plight of the minority Muslims remains the same across India.
It has by this time touched a new low.
The question thus is pertinent: Is the US, UK, Germany and France listening as to what is happening in India against the Minority Muslims and the Dalits? Why is it that these developed countries deal with India in a most bizarre manner?
As per Al Jazeera 25 April, 2022, ‘The state of religious Freedom in India “significantly worsened” last year, a United States panel has said, calling for targeted sanctions against the country over alleged abuses”.
The news outlet further states that “in its annual report released recently, the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) urged the State department for the third straight year to place India on the US list of “countries of particular concern”.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken just a fortnight ago took to task the Indian Foreign Minister and told his Indian counterpart straight that the “US has been noticing of late India’s state sponsored abuses on Minorities more so against the Muslims”.
India remains undeterred. The USs hands are tied as the US has declared India as its “strategic partner”. This explains the rest.
Those who understand the “art of diplomacy” could understand the inner meaning of the US “mild” threat to the recognized South Asian hooligan India.
A noted Twitterati, CJ Werleman who is the Global Correspondent for Byline Times and a
Columnist for Inside Arabia writes, 11 may, 2022, that “the Indian state has declared war
on Muslim women, so Muslim women in Madhya Pradesh are fighting back by staging a peaceful protest in Khargone to demand equality, justice and end to violent attacks against them. (see his video clip).
News from Singapore:
A fresh news emanating from Singapore states that the government of Singapore has banned the Indian film “the Kashmir Files” concluding that its one sided portrayal of Muslims may divide the country and hence the ban.
Singapore government said under its film classification guidelines, “any material that is denigrating to racial or religious communities in Singapore will be refused classification”.
Nepal observers claim that Singapore government has made a landmark decision and by doing so the government has exhibited that it respects the entire religions being practiced in the globe.
However, Nepal government which is toeing the Modi’s line may bring in the “film” in Nepal only to distance the Nepali Muslims from the mainstream politics.
Nepali Muslims prefer restoration of the Hindu state and concurrently claim that they were safe when Nepal used to be a Hindu nation.
Dr. Shireen Mazari, a Pakistani intellectual talking to this scribe some fifteen years ago in Kathmandu had said, I recall, “ Hindus in Nepal are most friendly and that the Nepali Hindus are diametrically opposite to the Hindus residing in India”.
Dr. Mazari was the guest of the Telegraph weekly/telegraphnepal.com for a seminar in Kathmandu.
Genocide expert Stanton:
Genocide expert Gregory Stanton says “what we have here is genocide denial. It is very similar to me what our leaders in the 1930s when Hitler was rising. We have here a man (MODI) who could easily bring about genocide in India and we are ignoring it”. ( Here is the video clip of what Gregory says of PM Modi).
Stanton is seen here talking at “The Mehdi Hasan Show”, May 09, 2022.
Reading these lines, we are reminded of US Democrat leader lady Ilhan Omar who too spoke many a things against Modi’s Islamophobic credentials while being inside Pakistan only recently.
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