Saturday, June 10, 2017

Has Chacha Nehru returned in the form of Modi?

Has Chacha Nehru returned 
in the form of Modi?
(Editorial in Hindu Voice, June 2017)

On 16th May 2014, India got its second independence. Shri Narendra Modi took the oath of PMship on 26th May 2014. He has completed three years. No doubt, it is impossible to find another person of his stature to rule this nation. He is sincere, hard-working, dedicated and honest. 

But one tend to think that somewhere he has lost his way. In his mad pursuit for development (no doubt it is important), he seems to ignore some of the very pressing problems facing the nation.

Donald Trump, US President, said: “Development, Business & Jobs are not my priorities. My priority is to eradicate Radical Islamic Terrorism. Because, you can make development, do business and jobs only when you are safe and alive.”

But our Prime Minister Narendra Modi says “the Solution to all the problems lies in development”. 

Can development alone solve all the problems in the country? What about peace and communal harmony in the society? what about internal and external security? what about the safety and security of the common man? what about self-respect of each individual, especially Hindus?

While being the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi used to roar (and rightly so) “In Gujarat there is no minority or majority, or Hindus or Muslims. For me, all are Gujaratis”. Therefore when he became the Prime Minister, we expected him to say the same thing - “...  For me all are Indians”. But that was not so.

His Govt. is following the same minority (read Muslims) appeasement policies being followed by the UPA Govt. Sachchar Committee reports are still being implemented. We hear a lot about new schemes for minorities, from the Minority Ministry. 

The term ‘minority’ itself is flawed. No where in the world, citizens are divided in to ‘minority’ and ‘majority’ on the basis of religion. (Are Hindus/Muslims settled in USA, UK, Canada, etc. called minorities there?) Our Constitution too prohibits the word ‘Religious minority’. In fact, it was a distort by our Nehruvian Congress with vote bank consideration (refer to my editorial in May 2017 issue). We are all Indians, with equal rights and duties.  

While being CM of Gujarat, Modi used to endorse all the statements - like Muslims ghettos are Child producing centres, ‘Hum paanch, humare pachees’, etc. But that was the Modi of Gujarat in 2002. Today, when Sakshi Maharaj talks about Muslim population explosion the BJP distances him. Now Modi says 65% of our population is made of youth that are assets. So, Population control can go to hell.

The Govt. of India is still aiding Madrassas. Why not demand that they get to mainstream education? It’s worse when many of them disrespect our country, our Constitution and even our national anthem.

A Imam from Kolkata declares Jihad against India. He says West Bengal is not within India. Says he will not follow our constitution. In Tamil Nadu, our national flag is being burnt. There is a talk of Tamil Desiyam (Tamil Nationalism) among some politicians. No action is being taken against them.

One lady journalist tweets that “mobs are hunting and killing Muslims across India ...”. Another lady declares that J&K, Hyderabad, Manipur, Nagaland, Mizoram, etc. are not part of India. She insults our nation and abuses our army. Is there any action being contemplated against such traitors.

But what does our Chacha Modi blabber? He goes on to say “Islam is a religion of peace”. In 2001 Modi was the first to accept the term “Islamic terror” in an NDTV show with Rajdeep Sardesai. I recently chanced upon a video of Modiji of 2001. In that video, he has quoted quranic verses and describes how they are spewing hatred and venom against non-Muslims. And today he says Islam is a peaceful religion! 

Some of the important campaign promises Modi made during his 2014 campaign speeches are: (1) Packing up and sending back illegal Bangladeshis, (2) Corrupts should not only be thrown out but also punished.

About packing up and sending back illegal Bangladeshis, the less said is better. No action has been taken on this count. On the contrary, more and more Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar have come into our country and have occupied places in J&K, Hyderabad, Delhi, etc. While Hindus have been driven away from J&K, how come Rohingya Muslims are allowed to settle there?

As far as corrupt politicians are concerned, not a single one has been punished so far. Maran, PC, Vadra, etc. are all roaming free. There was a CBI raid on PC’s residence on the 16th of this month. Why there was a delay of nearly 3 years. Would PC still retain all the incriminating documents? It is like locking the stable after the horses have bolted.

Hindus are driven out of Kashmir, UP, West Bengal and Kerala. Many Hindus have been brutally killed in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Karnataka, etc. Some of them are even BJP members. In West Bengal, BJP office was attacked and BJP workers were seriously injured. 

We do not hear anything from Modiji about these brutal killings of Hindus. (But he had the audacity to call Gau Rakshaks as criminals.) 

Our Jawans are being killed and their bodies mutilated by Pak army. They are being humiliated by the Pak-supported terrorists in Srinagar. Thousands of our security personnel have been injured by stone-pelters in Srinagar. Recently, a young army man  Lieutenant Umer Fayaz, 22, had been killed by terrorists in Srinagar. What is the response of the Govt. of India, except kadi nindha (strong condemnation). Pakistan is violating cease-fire almost every day. They fire from across the border, killing our innocent civilians. Pakistan army men attack our security installations inside our territory. If our security forces themselves are not safe, what about the common man?

Why provide Security to the Kashmiri Separatist leaders, at govt. expenses, who receive money from ISI? Why the Most Favoured Nation status to Pakistan?

Recent reports show that the ISIS is spreading its wings in India. What is the Home Ministry doing? Should it wait for sting operations by a private TV channel, to know the facts? In olden days, our intelligence personnel would infiltrate into dubious organisations and send secret reports to the Govt. about their nefarious activities. Is anything of that sort being followed now? How Maoists are thriving and are killing our CRPF jawans at will?

Surprisingly, all these anti-India forces are being supported by our ‘so called’ intellectuals, ensconced in various political parties, media, human rights organisations, academic institutions, etc. The so-called intellectuals have a soft corner for the terrorist and anti-India forces.  And they go scot free.

Abolishing of Article 370, Banning of Cow Slaughter, Uniform Civil Code, Ram Mandir, etc. are not at all even talked about.

The comparison with Trump is apt because he is clear about his conviction. Chacha Modi has lost his way in trying to be mad with his development agenda and in trying to be too goody to every body, neglecting  all other equally important areas.

In my letter addressed to the PM dated 28th May 2014 (also published in Hindu Voice June 2014 issue), I had requested the PM as under
“Bring a new law to declare any one as persona non grata, who intentionally - insults our National Anthem;  refuses to say ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ and ‘Vande Mataram’; shouts Pakistan Jindabad; insults our security forces; burns our National flag; spews venom in the name of religion and castes; talks of dividing India; supports giving away any part of India; talks of human rights for terrorists; etc. Their voting rights and fundamental rights must be forfeited, and they be allowed to just subsist.”

The PM is just sleeping, whereas anti-national and anti-social forces are having a gay day. We definitely did not elect Modiji for this type of soft approach towards anti-socials, anti-Indians and traitors. He has failed to show his 56” towards them. Paritranaya sadhunam is OK. But what about Vinashaya cha dushkritam (annihilating the wicked). This makes one wonder whether Chacha Nehru has returned in the form of Modi?