Time to practice what he preaches on India’s helpless minorities
Latheef Farook, The Milli Gazette Online
Published Online: Mar 18, 2015
Colombo: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s comment on the implementation of 13th amendment, his suggestion that cooperative federalism is better for Sri Lanka, his invitation to Tamils of Indian origin to visit New Delhi to discuss their issues and his advice to Tamils to be patient makes one wonder whether Sri Lanka is a independent country or an Indian colony.
Mr. Modi described his two day visit to Sri Lanka on 13 and 14 of March 2015 as an opportunity to further strengthen relationship in all its dimensions. Friendly relations between two neighboring countries are essential and thus the visit was a welcome development.
While in the island he sent two clear messages to the government.
1-Early and full implementation of the 13th Amendment would help build a future that accommodates aspirations of all sections of the society. Specifying Tamils he said “this includes the Sri Lankan Tamil community, for a life of equality, justice, peace and dignity, in a united Sri Lanka.” There was no mention on the rights of Muslims who were categorized under “all sections”.
2-He said “cooperative federalism” was working well in India and suggested that it could be a model for Sri Lanka too. As expected this message was received well by some Tamils in Jaffna, but certainly bound to cause serious concern in the south.
Mr. Modi invited Tamils of Indian origin to New Delhi to discuss their problems.
In Jaffna he discussed Tamil issues with politicians and Chief Minister C Wigneswaran.
However there was no report of any mention on the plight of Jaffna Muslims kicked out within two hours by the LTTE in the most barbaric style in 1990. Almost quarter century later today they continue to languish in refugee camps in appalling conditions awaiting repatriation.
Jaffna Muslims were sons and daughters of the soil as the Tamils were. However they remain dismissed and discarded.
Sufiyan Moulavi, President of People’s Secretariat in Jaffna, struggling for years to resettle Jaffna Muslims, prepared a memorandum to be given to Mr. Modi. However he failed do so and finally handed it over to the Indian High Commission.
Isn’t this blatant interference in the internal affairs of his host -Sri Lanka?
In fact before preaching Sri Lankan government on how to treat its minorities it would be better for Mr. Modi to practice what he preaches by treating the Muslims in India who were systematically discriminated ever since partition of the sub continent in 1947.They were frequently subjected to well organized attacks destroying their commercial and residential properties besides killing men and raping women.
Thus Mr. Modi’s attitude towards the island’s Muslims is not something unexpected.
Mr. Modi began his political career as a member of Rastriya Swayam Sevak, RSS, a shadowy all-male organization drawing inspiration from Hitler and Mussolini that trains and indoctrinates militia groups into ideologies of racial cleansing. This includes moral sanction for the rape, impregnation and murder of non-Hindu women and the prevention of the biological reproduction of the other race.
As chief minister of Gujarat Mr. Modi was accused of committing genocide on Muslims in February 2002.
During the pogrom thousands of Muslims were massacred, some of them electrocuted while others being chopped, children together with their family members were roasted in burning fire, Muslim owned residential, commercial, industrial properties were set ablaze, thousands of Muslim women were raped and in one of the most inhuman atrocities Muslim girls’ private parts were mutilated with swords supplied by Modi’s Minister Mayaben .She was later sentenced to 28 yrs in jail for supplying swords to mob and supervised vaginal mutilation of Muslim girls and women alike.
Those unfortunate Muslims still languish in refugee camps while their properties being grabbed. The list of crime continues unabated.
As Chief Minister Modi is culpable for the immunity enjoyed by the police in perpetuating violence against women. Many witnesses from Baroda said the police hit the stomachs of pregnant Muslim women shouting, “Kill them before they are born.” In Baroda, the District Police Commissioner, entered a house, beat up small girls and hit women on the breasts and private parts. Pregnant women were specially targeted as policemen, like the Hindu mobs, said Muslim children should not be born. In other cases, the police simply watched the violence and refused to record complaints.
Modi was despised and ostracized by the world including United States and United Kingdom where he was refused an entry visa for his role in the genocide of Gujarati Muslims.
It was this Modi who was elected as prime Minister of India with 31 percent of the votes. Under the guise of good governance Modi and the Hindu ultra nationalist forces managed to market their communal agenda very successfully by selling dreams to people.
The RSS, Hindu business conglomerates and Brahman owned mainstream media which promised moon and stars to usher in an era of prosperity where milk and honey would flow played decisive role in bringing Mr. Modi to power The BJP spent billions , according to some commentators in the NDTV, around Rs 10,000 crores, in their election campaign.
The RSS worked tirelessly to come to power and this almost 90 year old dream was achieved with the victory of its front man Narendra Modi as Prime Minister.
On the day of his election as prime ministerial candidate was announced, his BJP colleagues in Uttar Pradesh were busy killing Muslims in Muzaffaranagar and displacing more than 10,000 Muslims to grab Muslim owned prime lands.
In any civilized society a person of Modi’s background would have been condemned, ostracized and isolated. However in India killing Muslims is a qualification to flourish in politics as BJP leaders like L.K. Advani, Modi and others proved.
Numerous reports were prepared by several independent organizations on Godhra genocide providing vivid details of the atrocities committed by Modi and his gangsters. One such report was prepared by Women’s organizations in India to seek gender justice. The report published in the website Kractivist.org stated as follows;
Gujarat Chief Minister Modi sanctioned, fuelled and later, justified the pogrom as a ‘chain of action and reaction.’
Hindutva propaganda mobilized mobs and incited Hindus to rape Muslim women. The acts of violence against women included inserting iron rods and swords into the vagina, cutting women open to extract the foetus, vaginal mutilation and burning women alive after rape.
In the language used by the violent male mobs, rape was directly tied to male strength. As one witness said, Hindu men, exposing their penises, said: “Your men are weak, we’re strong, and you’re not strong enough to f*** your own women.” Another Ahmadabad witness testified that a policeman led a mob in unzipping his trousers, while the crowd shouted: “Where are the terrorists? Come out now. Call your God.”
The rape of Muslim women was a weapon to humiliate and to feminize Muslim men, who were described as not ‘real men.’ A young man, who had worked in a retail shop for five years, was taunted by his co-workers who said they had raped the wives of Muslims: “Will you become a terrorist or will you just stand and watch like a hirja [eunuch]?”
In many instances, rape was explicitly cited as a means to impregnate Muslim women, and to create a new generation of Hindus from Muslims. Rape was an act carried out as part of the RSS ideology of elimination of Muslims as a community.
Indian judiciary collapsed in the face of RSS which has now established close collaboration with Zionist Jews who turned Middle East into a killing field.
Indian judiciary collapsed when the court exonerated Modi of all crimes. Ahmadabad magistrate court’s shocking, shameful and frightening verdict on Thursday 26 December 2013 stated that there was no evidence to prosecute Chief Minister Narendra Modi in a case relating to the anti Muslim pogrom in 2002. The verdict gave a clean chit to Narendra Modi and 58 others.
Commenting on the verdict activist Mallika Sarabhai said that it was “silly to have expected anything else but a clean chit for Narendra Modi from a Gujarat court. The courts may not find evidence, but let Narendra Modi ask his conscience.” She said she has “great optimism in India’s good judges” and is hence “not giving up this long battle.”
The question is how carnage of such huge proportion could happen without the knowledge of Narendra Modi who was the Chief Minister. The entire state machinery under his control was fully utilized to execute this barbarity which no normal human being could perpetrate.
This very same Modi is honorable prime minister of India today.
His hostility towards Muslims is reflected even in his foreign policy .For example millions of In Indians employed in the gulf remit between 35 billion to 490 billion dollar annually to India. Yet to Mr. Modi the first priority in the Middle East is for Israel which was also granted a billion dollar defense contract-perhaps as a mark of gratitude for its role in placing him in power.
Last November he kicked off his 11-day foreign tour with his first stop at Myanmar –a country which persecutes Muslims.
This is today’s India-a great country known for its ancient civilization, but hijacked by RSS which has nothing to do with peaceful religion of Hinduism
Did the mainstream media in the island highlight Mr. Modi’s true past, his atrocities and his link to RSS? No! Why? Perhaps indifference towards Muslim sufferings , ignorance of RSS and its front man Modi’s crime records and the influence of Indian intelligence, Research and Analysis Wing, RAW, or perhaps a combination of all.
In fact mainstream Sri Lanka media has become the extension of pro- war and pro Israeli western media and Brahmin controlled Indian media.
Under the circumstance the need of the hour for Sri Lanka is to protect its own interest while seeking to build good relations with a neighbor who turned the island into a killing field.
The writer is a prominent Srilankan journalist.