(This is a MaxiPost)
It’s another Gandhi Jayanti. Many glowing tributes will be paid to him, Rajghat will be decorated. Politicians will atone for their sins at his Samadhi. Expectedly, Rajdeep Sardesai will promote another book on the Mahatma by ‘Eminent Distortian’ Ram Guha. Reality: Everything positive about MKG has already been destroyed by the Congress party. Now Sushil Kumar Shinde has a new plan. He has written to all Chief Ministers “Ensure no Muslim youth is wrongfully detained”. And then the Congress will scream other parties are communal. The stupidity apart, the illegality of such a letter and its Constitutional invalidity does not matter to the Congress. Of course, they will tell you they respect the Constitution, the law, the courts, the people while doing exactly the opposite very frequently.
Those who have observed the Congress party closely would know by now that the party doesn’t have any ideology; political or economic. After any court verdict you will hear any number of Congress spokies grandly state “we respect the courts and respect the verdict”. Like many other lies, this is another lie that the party revels in. This party has a history of disrespecting courts and negating verdicts. It was Jawaharlal Nehru’s intolerance of routine criticism and an order of Madras High Court that led to the first amendment to the Constitution that curbed free speech. It was the order of Allahabad HC which led to Indira Gandhi imposing Emergency. It was the SC order in the Shah Bano case for which Rajiv Gandhi amended the Constitution again. Anyone left? Oh yes, the SC ruled against the right of convicted legislators to continue in office or contest elections. So under Sonia Gandhi there’s the Ordinance to protect convicted politicians. Of course, Rahul “Complete Nonsense” Gandhi tried to play a local hero by screaming against the Ordinance but it remains to be seen what his rogue Diva act comes to.
RG lives in a time when it’s hard to fool people and the corrupt fixers and brokers in the “Mithai Swallowing Media” (MSM) have no monopoly on the national discourse. Public opinion creates tremendous pressure through other media. However, the fundamental tactic of Congress of dividing the nation, dividing people by religion, caste and community remains intact. Every time the party has been given the opportunity to govern the nation they have only sunk it further and destroyed more democratic and national institutions.
The Congress neither has a history of respecting the Opposition nor does it have a history of respecting the law. If any Congi tells you that then take it with a truck-load of salt. The Congress dumped MK Gandhi’s political principles immediately after he died. Any semblance of democracy that was left inside was dumped by IndiraG. The claim that this is the same party of 100+ years is a fake claim further supported by mongrels in the media. The claim that this is the party that fought for independence is equally dubious. This is Congress (I) and not the original INC. This is the Congress of IndiraG which created a culture of putting strong political opponents into prison. To get a better idea of how this practice of fake legal cases continues you can read this latest piece from Arun Jaitley written to the PM. It’s in the context of all this that one has to view the sinister design behind Shinde’s letter.
Here’s a short clip I received on email. This is a discussion on Pakistani news channel News One. The panellist doesn’t look like a Jihadi or terrorist. He talks like a well-educated, scholarly man. I have no other details of who the anchor or guest is but his words are worth listening to:
Interesting, isn’t it? The guy wants entire Hindustan to be turned into Pakistan. He wants Radio Pakistan to be the main voice. We would be foolish to imagine this is a lone-wolf. We would be equally foolish to imagine that there aren’t some people and some politicians in India who do not share his vision. There is a very high probability that a lot of Pakistanis and some in India from the media also share his grand vision. Breaking India is not imagination; it’s a reality to confront.
In the movie Gandhi (1982), which is considered authentic by the GOI and which was supported by IndiraG’s govt, MK Gandhi tells Jinnah he can be the first PM of India and have Muslims as ministers and in many senior positions (Youtube 2.39.00). Ah well, you could say MMS follows Gandhian principles when he suggested "Muslims have the first right on the resources of country". This, after a state called Pakistan was created based on religious lines. Carry on, Shinde! That’s not all. In another scene in the same video Nehru tells Gandhi that if he persisted with his stubbornness “there will be no Hindus left in Pakistan” (2.44.00). I leave it to you to decipher the context of Nehru’s remark to Gandhi; it’s not rocket science. At least on that count Nehru proved right. Millions of Hindus were killed in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) and the Hindu population in Pakistan has almost been cleansed. Subsequent follies of Indian govts have also seen the cleansing of Hindus from Kashmir. So now it’s worth getting back to Shinde’s and Congress’ evil design.
During the UP elections campaign in 2012 Salman Khurshid, who is incapable of uttering one coherent sentence but is a media darling because he speaks English, screamed he will carve out a 9% reservation for Muslims out of the 27% meant for OBCs. He even dared the Election Commissioner to hang him. Bravo! Arun Jaitley pointed out then too that this wasn’t 9% but when you consider it’s a slice of the 27% it’s actually 33%. Mulayam Singh wants 3 Muslim policemen at every police station. Bravo! The guy who denies existence of Indian Mujahideen and is also alleged to be involved in Waqf land scams, K.Rahman Khan wants special courts for Muslims. That guy in the Paki news channel video certainly isn’t going to be disappointed. Oh by the way, even some Muslims are now seeing though the trickery of people like Rahman Khan.
But what is the truth? I have said many times facts count and opinions belong in the dustbin. When Ministers such as Shinde and parties like Congress and SP start making polices based on opinions you know governance is a grave yard. It was only Arnab Goswami on the Newshour on September 30 who talked facts on the issue of undertrials and convicted people in India’s prisons. The other channels made it more of “communal or not” discussion. Does Shinde’s nonsense being absolutely communal even need a debate? But hey, that’s what CNN-IBN or NDTV is for; mindless mental masturbation. Here are the stats that Arnab put up:
According to the graph put up by Arnab the undertrials are: Hindus 69.9% and Muslims 21%. Where convicted persons in prisons are concerned: Hindus: 71.4% and Muslims 17.8% Are these stats reliable? Absolutely! You can check out the whole report on prison population by all demographics for 2012 put out by National Crime Records Bureau.
Shinde’s nonsense probably originated from a case in Andhra Pradesh where the High Court struck down compensation paid by the State govt to Muslim youths wrongly detained for long. Subsequently, the same HC withdrew the order and has reserved further orders. Even in this case there is a clear cut communal act on the part of AP govt. I doubt too many people will argue on the compensation issue, although there is no such provision in law, but choosing to give money selectively to Muslims is again a divisive policy of the Congress. And other parties are communal?
Every aspiration and hope that India started out with after Independence mostly stand destroyed. There is a certain evil element in the manner in which Congress govts make policies and still claim they are “secular”. Their practices have seen the rise of the most corrupt politicians, family members and relatives profiting from the system. If there were 500+ small provinces at India’s Independence, there are hundreds of small fiefdoms of politicians and their families. They are as accountable to people as the British were. I doubt Sardar Patel would have been pleased to see this state of affairs. To say that the Congress has betrayed MK Gandhi would be an understatement. But they didn’t stop there. With their communal acts and those of their allies they have even betrayed Nehru.
In the movie Gandhi that I’ve referred in this post there was a scene around 2.49.00 when Nehru receives information of the Calcutta riots and Gandhi going on a fast again. A Police head comes in and suggests because the riots were so severe they may need separate Hindu and Muslim police. This is the script from the actual movie released:
In the little red box within the image of the script above you will note that Nehru angrily lashes out at the idea and says “There will not be a Hindu police and a Muslim police. There is one Police!” What people DON’T know is that this particular scene and dialogue has been censored from many of the movie’s editions that are on Youtube. The scene and dialogue has also been sanitised and removed from many CD/DVD versions that were released about 8 years ago in India. I have a copy and it doesn’t have this scene. In the original movie and the many times it was shown even on TV till about 2000 the scene was very much there. Anyone abroad having the original movie will vouch for it.
Even Nehru, despite his flawed policies, did not subscribe to the idea of different police for Hindus and Muslims. Though, do note that even Nehru wanted to wait FOUR days before he rushed to riot-hit Calcutta, on a Friday. Are our Congress or “Secular” parties any different now? But now you have crooked politicians making policies for Muslim police, Muslim courts and to go easy on arresting Muslim youths. Would Nehru have approved? I don’t think so. So the Congress not only betrayed Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel, they are now betraying Nehru who is their party’s biggest icon. It is one thing to criticise events and policies by one's assessment but quite something else when you measure them by their respect for their own icons. I have nothing more to say.