(Scholar, Opinion Leader, Analyst, columnist and social worker)
There is an outbreak of protests against citizenship Law CAA in Bengal,&Northeastern states continue to protest. There have been demonstrations going on in all the central universities against the crackdown of police on students of Jamia Millia. The Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Human Resources are unleashing their anger on students of the Muslim minority mainstream universities, Aligarh University and Jamia Millia, who have been protesting peacefully. Students are being retaliated by beatings and torture by infiltrating campuses of the Jamia Millia & AMU. The BJP justifies itself in its brutal treatment of students, saying that students should focus on education. Students should not go to universities, to disrupt the campus environment with the support of other political parties and non-social elements. During the last term, large scale arrests were made in JNU by lodging cases of treason against opposition student leaders.
Mamata Banerjee marched 4 km long in a rally against NRC (CAA), Mamata Banerjee said that the central government has to cross my dead body to implement NRC & CAA; and has issued orders to stop editing the NPR National Population Register. Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi also participated in the protest. Congress announced to continue with the protest against the CAA. It is a welcome move that secular parties have realized that further delay will result in the continuation of the amendments in the constitution.
RSS / BJP are not at all ready to tolerate any democratic peaceful protests in the country. They are content that 22 Crores people have been silent in making us successful in this matter for the Hindu Rashtra. We are not ready to step back from our Hindutwa hostile agenda under any circumstances.
To exercise control on the violent protests in Assam &Bengal; TheDGP who was in Jammu and Kashmir was transferred to Guwahati overnight to control the violent protests. DGP Narsingh has arrested thousands of youths using the military. The majority of them are Assamese Muslim youth. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Modi said that CAA citizenship law is one thousand per cent correct.
Amit Shah announced to please voters who support Hindutwa and to keep warm the communal atmosphere; “In 4 months, we will complete the construction of Ram temple”. Massive efforts are being made to inflame the communities once again, with central ministers and governors participating in the display of destruction videos of Babri Masjid in RSS schools.
Since the results of the Lok Sabha 2019, four laws were directly enacted in Parliament against the Muslims and the Supreme Court decision of the Babri Masjid was a very sad decision. And within a few days, CAA law was enacted on December 9, which gave all non-Muslim refugees the right to citizenship except Muslims. The next day All 18 appeals were rejected in favour of Ram Temple without any review.
In the last 6 months, a dangerous atmosphere of fear was created whenever an anti-Muslim law was enacted. Some of the Muslim religious and political parties and leaders have been given the dirty task of promoting peace and suppressing the voices of Muslims. This happened at the time of the enacting of Triple divorce then on the occasion of abrogation of 370 of Kashmir, it seemed as if declared emergency had been clamped on the country. Even in the mosques, the police picked up those who prayed for the oppressed Kashmiris. It does not happen even in dictatorship the way it occurred total censorship on public programs and discussions as was seen at the time of abrogation of article 370. Secondly, just because Kashmir is a Muslim-majority area, the Central Government assisted by the military is keeping the entire Kashmir in curfew for the past 6 months against the will of the people of Kashmir. The question arises as to why BJP/ RSS celebrated on a large scale across the country. They organized victory events of “Let’s go to Kashmir at different places”. Some of our incapable and ignorant leaders of some parties strongly supported the cruel policy of the BJP’s Kashmir and repeatedly said that it was necessary for the development of Kashmir hence“We are with the government”. Then why the political, religious and social leadership of Kashmir has been kept under illegal custody till date. Why have they been completely excluded from the whole process when a democratic government is making decisions about their territory, their land &people?
To make us forget all the above mentioned cruel acts the darkest of ever verdict by the Supreme Court was issued on the issue of Babri Masjid. Before the Muslims could learn to live with that the CAA was enacted to remind Muslims about their status of second class citizens. In conceit and arrogance and by blowing into pieces the secular constitution and in an openly one-sided manner an illegal law was enacted against the Muslims.
This time, the fraudulent political moves which were going on for the last 5 months did not work. The awareness of the people of India against the CAA has worked against the discriminatory law &Hindus & Muslim together have raised their strong voices in protests all over the country. All opposition political parties stand united in opposition to the bill. They realized that if the process continues like this, then within a few months the foundations of the country’s democratic secular constitution will be demolished. The formation of Hindu Rashtra and Hindu Block will soon enter into its final stages.
The BJP believes in the crude idea that Muslim citizens of the country have forgotten the anti-Muslim measures and policies that have been put in place during the past six months. This has indeed been a great trial and tragic time for the Muslim minority; who were exposed to the worst kind of opposition & poisonous atmosphere for the past 30 years& have suffered all kind of humiliation. Secular parties had long taken on to a meaningful silence in front of the RSS’s Hindutwa movement. If the original criminals of the 2002 Gujarat riots were convicted, today Narender Modi and his associates could not have afforded a clean chit from the Nanavati commission.
There seems to be no end to the political, religious, economic oppression to which the Muslims are exposed. It may be the last phase of the BJP, or the atrocities may be extended further on Muslims for an undefined period. By becoming the tool of Modi Government the pigmy intellectuals and Maulvis are busy spreading the good news about the NRC and CAA in the ranks of Muslims in India. This is because they have been appointed by the RSS for the same purpose of promoting the interests of RSS among Muslims. That lap leadership who issued statements in support of NRC by travelling to Geneva is back again seeking to rebuild their lost image among Muslims; so that they can continue to play the condemnable dirty game of bringing the Muslims into the fold of the slavery of RSS. Sold out Maulvis, who supported Modi and bowed to Modi in praise of Modi, now what justification do they have against CAA? The height of hypocrisy is they are also participating in the protests against CAA on Friday so that half-or-less educated Muslims will continue to be under their influence of leadership.
Prime Minister Narender Modi is trying hard to become the most popular Prime Minister of the country, receiving medals of peace from Arab rulers, on the other hand, making laws and issuing decisions against the country’s largest Muslim minority. We do not find in the historical example of the speed with which he is working to make decisions.
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Instead of oppressing Muslims, they could have made the development agenda for 85% of the country’s population. Instead, he plunged the whole country economically into the worst kind of crisis. Today, more than 70 million citizens in the country are without toilets, electricity is not available in 40,000 villages and clean drinking water is not available in more than 3 lakh villages. Unemployment is increasing day by day. Our country has also gone down than Ethiopia in crimes against women. The country’s GDP has fallen to 4.1%, suffering from inflation. If there is any concern for the BJP government that is, how can it weaken and destroy Muslims systematically? Muslim dinners, beds, offices, customs, civilization, their language and their way of life, want to eradicate them. If Muslim youths and leadership are wisely prepared to counter strategically the fascist forces, then the survival and security of Muslims can be ensured.
Prime Minister Narender Modi attacked in an abominable manner and indicated that they (Muslims) can be identified with their clothes that the protestors are. Pakistani mentality is being fostered here. Finance Minister Sita Raman once again made baseless remarks, saying that Jihadist groups are spreading this unrest among the students. The image of Bharat Sharma the Executive Committee Member of RSS Students’ Organization ABVP on social media is going viral. In which he is seen in the police uniform holding a rod in his hand. It is difficult to say how many such BJP thugs and mischievous elements will be involved. The involvement of RSS miscreants and activists with the police is highly alarming for the National Security. For the first time in the country’s national media, details have been published on a massive scale against CAA and atrocities on students by the police.