Sunday, August 18, 2019

The Population Strife Danger


As a writer on current affairs, I routinely collect images of news headlines, pictures and videos of events and incidents and screenshots of tweets. Most of them I never use but it’s like a bank from which I draw material when I write on some topic. Some information in the bank might become redundant so some time is spent on getting the updates. And then, on an average, it takes me around 40 minutes to write an article of, say, 1500-1800 words. So, by the time I finish writing this one – 2400 children would have been born in India.

The average life expectancy in India in 1947 was 32 years. In 2019 it is 69 years. Thus, along with growth in birthrates, the death-rates have dramatically come down thanks to vaccines, improved medical care and so on. Contrary to popular belief the population growth rate in India has actually slowed down a bit in the last decade but it doesn’t make any big difference when it comes to population explosion. Here’s raw statistics on our birth and death rates:
 
The image above is quoted from a dynamic site that is a population clock. The figures change every second and you can see how dramatically the numbers keep going up. While 1.30 Bn is the number currently being widely quoted as the population, the actual current population of India is well over 1.37 Bn. As Gujarat CM, Narendra Modi had repeatedly talked about controlling population growth and the evils of population explosion. Somehow, once he became PM some dimwit fed him with the concept of “Demographic Dividend”. These concepts work in some countries but not in a hugely populated and developing country like India. PM Modi kept on harping on demographic dividend and that, unfortunately, diverted from the serious issue of population explosion:

Modi’s advisors in govt and outside never bothered to point out to him that this was putting India on the wrong track. Although ModiSarkar is trying its best to impart skills to a vast population the biggest growth in population is happening in the most unproductive lot. Unlike China India has not become a manufacturing giant and hub to the world. We should have been the world’s biggest manufacturing hub but the Commie policies of Congress govts for many years had shackled private enterprise. While ModiSarkar is doing all it can with “Make in India” the effort is not producing the desired result for sheer lack of trained and skilled manpower. The Mint article from 2015 quoted above talks of transporters not getting enough skilled truck-drivers. And that is a universal problem in India in manufacturing too.

Our Metro cities will degenerate into swamps of unlivable misery if this problem is not attended to immediately. They face grave threats of over-crowding, traffic, water problems, pollution, security, crimes and epidemics. I once wrote “Make Mumbai a separate state” in 2011. Mumbai population has grown from 2.9 million in 1901 to 21 million in 2011. It is probably higher now in 2019. There is a dire emergency to not only halt population growth but to also stop migration to the Metros by creating more opportunities in other towns. Although our population is exploding every minute, here is a static figure for 2019 from one source:
 
Percentages don’t always tell the whole story. In case of population absolute numbers also matter. And the most dramatic growth in population has been that of the Muslim community. They are religiously averse to any birth control devices or any family planning campaigns. The unfortunate part is, this population growth does not happen in the economically well-off sections – it mostly happens in the poorer sections of society. A quick glance at the population growth from 1951 would not be surprising to anyone:
 
The Hindu percentage has been steadily declining but may still be high on absolute numbers. The most dramatic increase is evidently in the Muslim population. We now have a whole of Pakistan population within India or probably more. There is a blunt truth that the Muslim community must face and so too all the State govts and the Centre. Muslims are backward in education and therefore face more unemployment. Their Madrassa qualifications do not make them ideal candidates for many modern and futuristic jobs. And on top of it all, they have moronic leaders like Azam Khan who compounds their misery with their unemployment problem being the cause of their population growth:
Our criminal media immediately jumps and calls such statements “controversial”. There is nothing controversial, Azam Khan is just stating a reality in a twisted manner. He blames lack of employment as the cause for their population growth. That is idiotic to say the least. You are unemployed because your community is not producing as many jobs as you are producing kids. Ideally, a community should be producing more jobs not only for its own but for other communities too and that’s how any population imbalance gets adjusted. You cannot keep on producing an unproductive lot and claim the lot is increasing because they are unemployed. Take these two guys for instance – they are part tragedy and part comic:
 
On the left is a Muslim man from UP with 3 wives and some 32 kids living in a one-room shanty (a Jhopdi). He wants a house under PMAY but I doubt he has the resources for his share and the resources to accommodate his whole circus anywhere. On the right is an NE guy with 39 wives, 94 children and 33 grandchildren. And that was in 2011. Maybe he has now hit a century of kids and half century of grandkids. However, the NE guy at least looks better off in appearance and the whole lot seems well-clothed so we can’t judge on his economic situation. Maybe he has enough resources to run the whole family and is not a burden on the state. We don’t know. But the Muslim guy on the left has clearly committed an offence on his 3 wives and 32 children by bringing them to a miserable life.

The Muslim population growth is not entirely “innocent”. Their entire cabal of Mullahs and strategists encourage breeding to acquire a political advantage through their population. It is this that leads to Muslim appeasement and in many pockets of India where they are now in majority. And once they are in a majority, they start driving out other communities. We don’t have to look very far in UP or Uttarakhand or elsewhere – Kashmir is the standing example of how Muslims drove out Hindus to turn it into an Islamic state. Sometime in the mid-1970s, the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi had laid out this strategy for Europe:
Gaddafi wasn’t wrong. Many European countries are struggling to combat the violent and intolerant behaviour of Muslim migrant groups. There is Ilhan Omar, a US Congresswoman. She is anti-America, anti-Jews, terrorist-sympathiser and says “some people did something on 9/11” (Just like Sam Pitroda say some people did something on 26/11). She is a migrant refugee from Somalia and is elected from a pocket in the US that is now Muslim-dominated. Ditto for that moron Sadiq Khan, the London mayor. There are now enough Muslim pockets in London to have this Paki-origin man as their mayor. He too is a terrorist-sympathiser and a miserable curse on London’s citizens. Many countries are being swamped with Muslim migrants and their demography is undergoing turbulent changes. The consequences are not hard to see. There are BJP MPs, like Giriraj Singh, who speak out boldly on the issue but they too are dubbed “controversial” and the party also snubs them and silences their voices because they speak the unpalatable truth:

At 1.37 Bn India’s population is already a huge disaster waiting to happen. And it is ticking every minute to cross China’s population in a decade. Beating China in population is one area which will do us no proud. Therefore, better late than never. In his I-Day speech PM Modi for the first time publicly acknowledged that population explosion is a problem and must be combatted. Nothing has pleased me more than this acceptance and the junking of the illusionary “Demographic Dividend”.

I have said before and I repeat – Uncontrolled population growth is like uncontrolled Diabetes. It will eat away the vitals of the body just as “unproductive population” eats away the national body and a majority of its resources with no value as outcome for it. Whether we like it or not, we are obligated to care for those who are already born and are here but must find ways to stop excessive population. How the govt is going to do it is a challenge – whether through laws that deny benefits to “over producers” or denial of voting rights beyond a number is something for them to figure out. But for a start, we must start repatriating illegal migrants and refugees to their homeland. A strong case should be made out in SC to stop it from acting as hurdle in this most-needed exercise. This is also a promise that BJP has repeatedly made in their election campaigns in the last six years:
Immediately after the I-Day functions on August 15, PM Modi called for an emergency meeting to take stock of the economic situation. There is indeed a downturn and unemployment is a serious concern. Remember, unemployment is one problem but even if we surmount that, there is a whole new population that will be waiting for new jobs to accommodate their gainful livelihood:
 
The first step in solving a problem is acknowledging that it is a problem. Now that Modi has acknowledged population being a problem, I am positive at least some measures will come into place to combat it. The campaign needs to be on the same scale and passion as the “Swachh Bharat” campaign. Media must be compelled to carry free advertisements on family planning – they are obligated to do so under some circumstances in messages of national interest. Vasectomies and Copper-Ts must be made cheaper, must be advertised and encouraged. And most of all, the demographic alteration of many native areas of Hindu origin has to stop. It has the potential to lead to a civil strife and one hopes that does not visit us.


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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

A Different Independence Day

Some political or spiritual leaders often leave us with lines that become a lifetime guiding light. In a few words they become a principle, a philosophy and a pointer to the direction we can take. Lokmanya Tilak charged up people with “Swarajya is my birthright and I shall take it”. Swami Vivekananda still reverberates in our lives with “Arise, awake and stop not till the goal is reached”. JF Kennedy redefined the roles people play in a democracy with “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country”. And after recent events, Shyamaprasad Mukherjee lines have finally found fruition “There cannot be two Constitutions, two Prime Ministers and two flags in one nation”. For a start, let’s read the excerpts and lines from speeches of a famous politician who is as revered as he is reviled:
 
That was none other than Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. There is a road named after him in Delhi. “Ata” in Turkish means Father – so that title literally means “Father of the Turks”. As the Ottoman empire fell in 1923, Ataturk successfully defended Turkey and led it to independence, there were rebels who wanted Islamic rule and the Caliphate and not democracy. In India, it was called the “Khilafat” movement. Muslims in India, with no connection to Ottoman or Turkey, agitated for that Khilafat. And who supported it? None other than MK Gandhi. This is where MKG’s politics and vision failed. There are many enemies who still want Islamic rule to return to India and they have been making sincere efforts from across our borders and through their pimps and stooges in India. Ataturk is now called an “Enemy of Islam” by some and the current President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is making all efforts to impose Islamic rule and Sharia back in Turkey. The junking of Article 370 deals the greatest blow to the designs of Chrislamists and that is why they are shouting their lungs hoarse.

PM Narendra Modi will be addressing the nation in yet another Independence Day speech. After dabbling with some Muslim appeasement and wrong directions in the first two months of this term, ModiSarkar has finally come to show the much-required “assertiveness” in its rule. As Gujarat CM, Modi had some memorable lines that I remember. To a question by Rajdeep Sardesai on whether he nurtures ambitions of becoming PM many years ago, Modi replied “I am attached to a Mission, not Ambition”. In another line that defined his governance in Gujarat, Modi repeatedly stated the much-liked line “Justice for all, appeasement of none”. Uncharacteristically, the most remembered line from Modi’s first term is “Ek haath Quran…”. I hope that changes this year.

This country has quite a few external enemies. Our courageous Army men and women with their arsenal are quite capable of dealing with them. It is our internal enemies that have long been gnawing at this country’s foundations like rats. And there are media and lobbies from abroad who would like Hinduism and Hindus to sink and see the establishment of a Chrislamic rule – Half the country Islamic and half Christian, just like Sudan was broken in two. But we are not Sudan and these enemies are now facing imminent death and the assault on their designs must be sustained and relentless. Let’s take just one sample of the campaign to incite violence with fake news by channels like BBC and Al Jazeera over the clampdown in Kashmir:
These channels used fake videos or videos from Pakistan or POK and claimed them to be agitations in Srinagar. They are now not able to back up their claims which were also circulated by many idiotic Indians who bat for Pakistan. The GOI is right in clamping down in Kashmir. We have tolerated the nonsense emanating from Kashmir long enough. Incrementalism never pays when you face tough conditions on a continuous basis – only a drastic measure forces change. Kashmir warranted it.

The bottleneck is always at the top. The “Top” is usually reluctant to learn or change. Take Congress, their bottlenecks are the Gandhis. But they are still trying to heal a fracture with a Bandaid. At the top of India’s map, the JK territory was figuratively a bottleneck to the integration and uninterrupted progress of India. Successive govts were trying to heal the fracture with Bandaid. ModiSarkar has finally and bravely put an end to it by repealing 370. There should be no looking back and no mercy for anti-nationals and enemies. For the ones who want peace and integration we should take two steps more than we did before to enrich their lives and give them the chance for the best life and opportunities in India. In the past, we were rewarding Separatists, Muftullahs and rioters with lollypops. That should end, the good deserve a better deal not the enemies. Anything and everything in politics can be “negotiated”. But threatening to break India is non-negotiable and that message should be again given clearly by PM Modi in his I-Day speech.

Then there are Paki comedians like Tariq Pirzada who frequently appears as a panelist on Indian TV channels too. This Pirzada grandly claimed on Pak TV that “If Hindus return to Kashmir, they have no right to live even for one second” and Muslims would be justified in killing them. This is after lakhs of KP Hindus were driven out of Kashmir and now they want an Islamic State in the region. This is the real motivation for their rants – they want an Islamic State not only in Kashmir but the whole of India. In yet another TV show, another Paki Mushahid Hussain claims Congress, Mamata Banerjee, Arundhati Roy, Commies are with Pakistan for Kashmir Azaadi. It is not merely terrorism; we now know who our real enemies are. Their preliminary “work in progress” has been killed with one stroke of junking 370 and creation of two UTs. It is in this context that separating Ladakh as a UT is one of the most historic decisions. The new map of the region is welcome and while there is no hurry in recovering POK, we must hold out that aspiration publicly in all the contextual speeches of PM Modi and HM Amit Shah:
 
We are now very familiar with the language of the enemy. They will always talk as if Muslims in India are victims of this or that. Yet, not ONE MUSLIM wants to quit India and settle in their paradise called Pakistan. Not one wants to go and settle forever in Bangladesh, China or any neighbouring country. Ineluctable TRUTH is, Muslims enjoy more freedoms and choices in India than in any other country on earth. Anyone denying this is the biggest hypocrite floating around. And we should be proud of the fact that not just Muslims, every Indian enjoys a remarkable freedom and the power of choice not available in a vast majority of countries in the world.  The language of all enemies is inadvertently demonstrated in this foolish tweet by Barkha Dutt:
What kind of moronic thinking would compel anyone to believe that we must make policies and take decisions that the Separatists and Militants should support? This Pak-paid agenda is what the Sickular cabal of the Barkhas, Shekhar Guptas and their gangs have been driving all along. That we should please the separatists and militants in our policies. If the militants and terrorists still want to fight, let it come. We should fight them till the last of them is dead.

Pak PM Imran Khan threatens violence and suicide bombings against India. And if he foolishly wants that war, then let that come too. Indian freedom and progress cannot be held to ransom by blackmailers anymore. And along with external enemies, Amit Shah must start dismantling the dens of anti-nationals within India and those media channels spewing hatred and break-India agenda continuously through their foot-soldiers. This includes Congress and other Sickular parties in India. As long as they bat for Pakistan and breaking India, every effort must be made to make them irrelevant and face eventual death. Ironically, the truth about Kashmir and India comes from none other than a maverick Imam Tawhidi:

There is another thing that PM Modi must clearly assert in his I-Day speech or any other forum. There are anti-India MPs in Britain and some more countries which constantly rant against India or lecture India on Kashmir. He must make it clear to the govts of such countries that this will be seen as interference in India’s internal matters even if that is not the official position of their govt of the day.

The exorcism of the demons in Kashmir that have waged war against India for so long makes this Independence Day special and different from many that we celebrated in the last two or three decades. Light up the Parliament and many important monuments in Delhi and in JK and Ladakh. And in his I-Day speech, PM Modi should find the lines that integrates this new India in spirit as it does physically. Last but not least, send out the harshest warning to traitors within and those who toe the Pakistani line to sabotage everything good that happens for and in India. The economy may be a bit down at the moment but economy, jobs and such things have “swings”. What cannot be ever swung again is the uncompromising equality among all States and all UTs from Ladakh and JK to the tip of Kanyakumari.

Happy Independence Day & Happy Raksha Bandhan!


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