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Reposing Hindu Identity in Requiem mass. 

December 3, 2018

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In British India, Hindu Identity was a thing to hide. For India’s oldest living people, being Hindu was once a hidden affair. As colonial subjects, Hindus learned to accept—or at least to not publicly contest—the basic premise of the British civilizing mission, which saw Indian culture and Hindu religion as vastly inferior to its European counterpart. For much of the colonial era, Hindus held their religion back from the public eye, submerging it in private rituals.  Hinduism, after all, is a myth. 

In the early 20th century, Gandhi was the first one, who tried to bring it to public life, posing it at par with Islam, in the context of botched Hindu-Muslim unity. The attempt, however, was quashed due to the staunch secularist (Nehruvian) doctrine of the First Indian P.M. Jawahar Lal Nehru.  

For the next several decades, Nehruvian secularism dominated India’s intellectual life. Despite the vibrant practice of Hinduism in temples, daily life, and festivals, there was no appetite or courage shown by Hindus in public understanding of it. 

Nehruvian “Idea of India” “An Imagined secular, pluralist polity that belongs to all Indians and not to any one group” (i.e. Hindu majority). India was created as pluralist opposed to Hindu majoritarian (particularistic) nationalism. 

Indian secularism has gone down the drain due to the growing incidence of communal conflicts in various parts of India involving Hindu extremists; and particularly the occurrences of Godhra train burning and burning of thousands of Muslims alive in Gujrat; under the auspices of current P.M Modi, Hindu extremism has changed the Character of India forever to that of a Hinduterroriststate.  

Particularism of “Hindutva” transformed by RSS into violent extremism. 

BJP a subsidiary of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) for long has been calling on the Indian governments to recognize the special rights of the Hindu majority in a Hindu majority country. 

Now with the advent of BJP’s rise to become India’s governing party, the idea of India is being redefined to mean a Hindu polity. Through acts of violence as well as words and laws, Hindu Extremists are pressing not whether the country’s political system should recognize Hindu identity, but the precise way in which it should be recognized.   

This concept of Hindu majoritarianism or the pre-eminence of Hinduism has been in progress right from the time of Indira Gandhi down to Rajive, Vajpayee, Modi and is bound to perpetuate in more violence after the 2019 parliamentary elections, regardless of who wins or who loses. Muslims would, therefore, be naïve not to re-evaluate their position and prepare accordingly.    

https://shakir2.wordpress.com/2018/04/02/indian-muslims-and-conquest-of-mecca/ 

A Burst of Hindu extremism; the rise of a Hindu Government espousing extremism; is a reactionary/retaliatory expression against centuries-old repression, caused by sustained, enduring and taxing dynastic subjugation by the kings, dukes, Rajas. It permeated through and through in Hindu psyche as an inferiority complex. They are now revolting against it by way of extremism.  

This is best expressed by Hyderabadis; where everyone claims to be the descendant of a Nizam; as if all the courtiers and the ordinary subjects just vanished into thin air, at the end of Asaf Jahi Dynasty! 

In an Indian concocted zeitgeist, a diverse collection of Indians, are now looking for an identity to arm themselves like that of an Anglicized elite. It simply expresses an ingrained psychological, cultural and religious inferiority, making them fit the famous proverbial expression: A Crow pretended to walk like a stark but forgot even his own.  

At one hand, an Indian woman would take pride in having an affair with a white man, acting like a white woman and awkwardly using western slangs to fit in. On the other hand, a Gujrati man would be, walking in the winter, wearing sleeveless sweater, socks and muffler but flip-flop underneath OR donned with a three-piece suit in a party but jogging shoes underneath. Come on, Give me a break! 

India to an extent, nevertheless, is the beneficiary of this psychologically inert state. Indian Muslims have been force-fed the goodness of botched “secular-India”, due to which; despite once having been considered to be the best Muslim, they vitiated their religion and took pride in being called Indian instead. Result; despite facing sustained and designed discrimination and humiliation; never mustered the courage to embark on a resistance or separatist movement, like many others in 22 of the Indian states.  

As stated earlier, firstly, Hindu’s psychological holdbacks would never allow them, despite, supposedly, having attained the Hindu majoritarian Identity, to equate with their counterparts in the global setting. Secondly, it is highly unlikely, given the internal and external dynamics, that India would ever become an economic power as wishfully hyped. Thirdly, Muslim-India sure had glorious past but it was neither Hindu-India nor Hinduism. Fourthly, Hindu majoritarian identity, admittedly, would prove to be elusive and imaginary for the winners and communal for the losers; at best, unless the balkanization of coerced-Indian-Union takes place. 

Equating Diwali with Christmas and Ramayana with Bible is albeit euphoric but delusional. 

Recognition of pre-eminence of Hindu majoritarian Identity, given the Punjab and Kashmir almost slipped out of Indian control, would simply spur the process of India’s balkanization. Many-other-among-the-equals would not allow the usurpation of their ancestral and birthrights to their land/country and assignment of it to Hindu-majority. They are already up in arms against the covert privileged Hinduism; the status being sought by Hindu extremist through the “citizenship amendment bill”, currently under consideration in the parliament. Passing it would justify forced conversion of non-Hindusespecially the Muslims to Hinduism. Hindu extremists’ rhetoric (foisted by RSS, BJP, Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Hindutva) has transformed into violent-activism. Godhra train burning and Burning-Muslims alive in Gujrat; under the auspices of Narendra Modi (P.M); and many subsequent lynching of Muslims and other minorities, all over India are barbaric examples of it. 

The proponents of the Hindu majoritarianism ought to bear in mind that Hinduism does not brace a prospering future. Because, after all, it is a mythology carved out of monotheistic persuasion. Vouchsafed in Puranas and Vedas. Hence “Ghar Wapsi (back to home) should be taken seriously by the Hindu majority, not by the Muslim and other minorities. Younger, educated generation, all across the world, is drifting away from the mythologies, philosophies and even interpolated (and abrogated) divine religions due to their human-adduced illogical and un-appealing contents. 

https://shakir2.wordpress.com/2017/09/25/balkanization-of-india/ 

SAVE—-ROHINGYA, UGHER, PALESTINIAN AND KASHMIRI MUSLIM FROM STATE-SPONSORED GENOCIDE. RECLAIM—AFRICA— A MUSLIM CONTINENT. (Use and share this slogan as often as possible) 

 

 

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Reviving India’s Economy

September 24, 2017

Sep 19, 2017 KAUSHIK BASU (link to original article at the bottom)

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There are certain basic imperatives which either have to be factored in or eradicated to put the Indian economy back on track, else it would never have the luxury to see the upsurge ever again.

LACK OF CONSUMER CONFIDENCE.
It is due to several reasons, enumerated a few.
1) State terrorism—unleashed by Indian Govt in Kashmir and supporting one in Burma ought to be stopped immediately.
11) Discrimination against the minorities—It is pervasive and well documented in the word press’ where the minorities are denied the government jobs and investment in major cosmopolis. (especially real estate).

The same fears and concerns are being translated into lack of international market forces confidence in Indian economy.

China’s overwhelmingly aggressive politico-economic posturing, particularly in Indian proximity, is also exposing the artificially inflated image of Indian economic exuberance.

India, with its current rate of growth, would neither be able to sieze the population growth nor the pervasive poverty.

India has to get out of the china-competition spiral; at the behest of the west, and give up its wasteful investment in defense and subversive activities in neighboring states. These resources should rather be invested in poverty alleviation and providing the entrepreneurial population with cheap credit.
India has to do away with foreign exchange control, letting the rupee float free to find its intrinsic (real marker) value rather than artificially managed one.

As a result, Indian economy may take a sharp slump in the beginning, but would eventually start building on solid grounds.
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https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/reversing-india-growth-slowdown-by-kaushik-basu-2017-09?

 

Ugly Face of Western Darling India!

April 2, 2016

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Ugly Face of Western Darling India!

According to recent reports; India is wooing IS (Islamic State) by supplying arms and tactical support for a stronghold in south Asia; especially to destabilize Pakistan; in the wake of Gwadar Port being developed with the help of China, which would greatly benefit both the countries economically. Organizations such as Hizbut-Tahrir and disgruntled Taliban off-shoots; both in Afghanistan and Pakistan, are being recruited and supported by India to join IS. India, as a counter to Gwadar port, has been developing Iranian port Chah-Bahar. India had also been buying Iranian oil during the sanction period with complete impunity. The Economic Times reported — “Under pressure from the US and other western powers, India had relegated its second biggest oil suppliers by cutting down purchases from 21.2 million tons in 2009-10 to 11 million tons in 2013-14. Imports have been of that order in last three years”

It is an open secret that India for decades has been involved in terrorism in several countries including Pakistan. Indian PM Modi,(Gujrat famed–Burning of 10k Muslims) during his recent Bangladesh tour, has brazenly admitted the break-up of Pakistan in 1973.  During the investigations of recent “Lahore attack”, a top ranking Indian active duty naval officer has been caught operating in Pakistan. He has admitted the involvement in terrorism and also that his main purpose was to frustrate the Gwadar project.  Here is a report to substantiate it.  “Commander Kul Bushan Yadav is not the first Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) operative caught snooping in Pakistan though he is certainly the most high-profile spy of all seized till date, an exclusive research conducted by the “Jang Group and Geo Television Network” reveals”

Reportedly Modi has called Pakistani PM pleading not to raise the issue in international forums.

More disturbing than this is the fact that in recent years there has been growing concern about India’s security capabilities with regards to its nuclear stockpile and enriched Chemicals. According to reports about 20 tons of such chemicals is missing. Several nuclear watch organizations and. Governments are worried that it may have been supplied to most dangerous of all “ISIS”, who can easily use it for dirty bombs and wreck havoc.

“October last year, it was learnt that a 20-ton consignment of Beryl was smuggled from Kandla Port in Gujrat to Hong Kong. It is estimated that Rajasthan is accountable for 10% of Indian nuclear smuggling” (Center for Public Integrity)

“India’s nukes are at risk – The agency tasked with guarding India’s nuclear weapons and materials “is short-staffed, ill-equipped, and inadequately trained”, write Adrian Levy and R. Jeffrey Smith in a new in-depth report for the Center for Public Integrity. Reporters uncovered the evidence that “weapons and technical equipment lagged well behind comparable security forces elsewhere in the world. An estimated 90 to 110 Indian nuclear bombs are stored in six or so government-run sites,” which are guarded by the paramilitary Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). However, the report shows that U.S. government officials and experts alike believe that the agency is inadequately equipped, and that “India’s nuclear explosive materials are vulnerable to theft.” December 22, 2015

 

“Recently, 31 tons of nuclear material was recovered from the accused who was arrested in Rajasthan, India. Indian media recently reported theft and smuggling of nuclear material from India to an unknown network of global buyers, however, no concern was raised over the issue. World powers are disturbingly quite on Indian nuclear smuggling case, something that is no less than a global threat. The anonymity of the alleged global network is of greater concern. There are no reports where the stolen/smuggled nuclear material ends up and how it is used, and what channels are employed to get said material out of India”

“The nuclear material in question is Beryl, an atomic mineral ore of Beryllium. China, along with the United States, Russia, Canada and Brazil is few of those countries that use Beryl in atomic power plants, space-technology and scanning equipment”

After all, this there is no justification for the world community to let their guards down; especially so for the west who is already under attack by ISIS. Lest it is that the material support is coming from their esteemed strategic and trading partner INDIA—Biggest Democracy in the world—where burning Muslims and killing Christians has been a norm. It sure would not matter if they are killed elsewhere even in greater number!

Would it, therefore, not be justified if President Obama, in the same vein and proximity as with Killer PM Modi, sits with Abu Bakar Al-Baghdadi negotiating the sessions of hostilities and killings all around the world?

 

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