Muslims are accused of voting en bloc. I wish they do. And do so strategically and in conjunction with other underprivileged people across the rainbow of Indian society. Just for ensuring their right to life if nothing else.
Before I tell you how or why, let me tell you who indeed Indian Muslims are. When a state was created for avowedly for them way back in 1947, not many chose to leave. Indian Muslims are those faceless multitudes who stayed back. Some believing in the assurances of congress of fair and honourable treatment and rest of their own accord, repudiating the two-nation theory. And some just could not afford moving out, but the nascent India’s constitution helped them cling pm to their home and hearth. In the event those who stayed back had also to face the hostility of a section in Hindu society that wanted their Hindu Pakistan.
Now these Hindu Pakistani elements were always present in every conceivable social, political and state machinery in both pre-independent and independent Indias. Inside and outside of the Congress. The Sociopolitical segment fed on the state segment and vice versa. A section of administration was and is always a bemused bystander when helpless people get butchered. Sometimes they play cheerleaders too. Direct physical complicity is also on gory display and then. Who make such a bloody social flux possible? Politicians, our elected representatives. So Indian Muslims must vote in such a way that such elements don’t find a place in the legislature, as far as possible.
Democracy is a number game. And Muslims don’t sum up arithmetically. In the circumstances how should they ensure their welfare. First and foremost they must dismiss with contempt both the rabid Hindu nationalists as also the fanatical Muslim clerics. They must confine their religious identity to where it fits in best: within confines of masjids & their homes. And then they must join cause with sections of population with similar socioeconomic and political status. That helps everyone. And they as of now must avoid party affiliation. They must vote the candidate best suited to beat the communal elements in fray. Economics may wait. Prosperity has eluded them for long, it can wait perhaps. But security and right to life first.
In 1947 a Jawaharlal Nehru broke his security cordon and went to the rescue of Muslims in danger of being lynched on a Delhi Street. We can see what plight even such a legacy has suffered.
One of my diaspora neo-Hindu nationalist friends defends Vajpayee and BJP as ‘real secular’ because, according to him, Vajpayee helped save some family members of late Khuswant Singh in 1984 when the later called him up the former.
Muslims have had enough of this ‘Vajpayee legacy’ of ‘real secularism’. Whats there to say about a political philosophy that condemns ‘non Hindus’ to non-citizenship. They don’t consider all human beings as equal even when it come to those within the Hindu fold itself – perhaps they are being true to the scriptures their ideologues subscribe to.
So then class struggle in Indian context is more caste struggle than a definitive rally between haves and have-nots.
In such a backdrop, they’ve to strategize constituency-wise, in collaboration with other oppressed backward lots. Their priority surely must be to defeat majoritarian fascism. Luckily for them a majority of the majority community doesn’t contribute to this fascism. In fact they vehemently condemn such arrogance.
So then the need of the hour for Muslims is to align themselves with this huge multitude in the majority community. And vote for a lesser devil that their empathetic brethren from majority might opt for. That will keep the bigots at bay resulting in the victory of those who wont lead mobs in the street ‘to teach them a lesson’ – those elected with Hindu and Muslim support are very likely to have a non-partisan mindset in dealing with state machinery when social fabric is in danger, as it is now.
When Muslims want to elect representatives who can promote egalitarianism, they will find themselves in the company of many like-minded Hindus, And their boat will reach its destination – that of happiness for one and all – weathering all storms along the way.
Politics has its inherent share of violence. I will conclude by narrating two incidents from my own life. I was physically abused by CPM in my university life. But I never felt I was ambushed because I had a Muslim name. For that was not the case at all. Those who thrashed me were both Muslims and Hindus. Together they represented a persecuting political mindset. And those who came to my rescue had people from either fold as well. Thus this divide is not airtight. Political osmosis helps elements (of either type !) permeate across the membrane of separation.
Some years down the line when I left my home and came to Maharashtra, one of my colleagues in officers’ club wanted to know, after few swigs of whiskey, why I had not left for Pakistan. I didn’t respond to him – he was a good friend and he had momentarily become unhinged. That’s about all.
I don’t regret not responding to him nor my choosing to stay back!!. This is a great nation. We have a lot to gain by standing by each other.
(The writer is a Chandrapur based analyst. Chandrapur is a red corridor district in Maharashtra)
The problem has evolved to this level mainly because of Bangladeshis being smuggled into India for cheap labour and building up vote bank. I am from Chennai presently staying in Mumbai. I have seen persons from Bangladesh being brought in for construction jobs. They are housed in illegal slums ( which are legalised every five years just before the elections ! ) and they are made to vote for Cong / NCP en mass. The worst thing is that the Army ( BSF which is supposed to be patrolling theh border ), the Police of the various States which are on the conduit route are all involved and get their cuts. It is a very systematic and controlled operation. And these are the “Muslims” – staying in West Bengal, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh ( the conduit route ) and spread over the entire India – who have no attachment to this country and are ready to indulge in all anti-national activities for money. These were the ones who created clashes in Assam also. The Indian Muslims and their parties / leaders do not mind these infiltrators because they help in increasing the population count which in turn helps in higher reservation percentage etc. etc.
WHY MUSLIMS WILL NEVER GET ANY POLIICAL SALVATION IN HINDU MAJORITY INDIA?:
In 1947, 40% of Muslim population was living in Pakistan(including Bangladesh) and 60% was spread across India from Delhi to Kanyakumari —- So, it was impossible to take away the land share of this 60% population along with Pakistan and hence Jinnah moved on with the creation of a homeland for 40% Muslims — Today, the combined population of Pakistan and Bangladesh is 400 million — Now use your own logic and determine if 40% of population could become 400 million, what 60% would have become?.
On this basis, 30% of Muslim population must be able to send atleast 150 Muslim MPs to a parliament of 547 MPs — As Muslim majority constituencies are either cunningly clubbed together with Dalit reserved constituencies or split in between Hindu majority constituencies, Muslims can NOT send more than 30 handpicked powerless political stooges of Hindu political parties.
In short, Muslims will NEVER get any political salvation in Hindu majority India — In fact, Jinnah was forced to create Pakistan exactly for this reason and 400 MILLION MUSLIMS WILL ALSO BE FORCED TO CREATE PAKISTAN-2.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN INDIAN MUSLIM and a PAKISTANI MUSLIM:
An Indian Muslim has to constantly scream loud and chest beat to prove his patriotism to a Hindu — A Pakistani Muslim can’t even think about proving his patriotism to any one. He feels and behaves like owner of Pakistan.
A Hindu can claim secular but can still openly perform Ayudha Pooja and other religious activities in govt offices and public places without any fear — An Indian Muslim must hide his Islamic identity, pretend secular and practice his faith privately — A Pakistani Muslim can keep his head high and display his Muslim identity proudly in his nation.
All Pakistani Muslims look well fed, well dressed, clean and speak with confidence — Majority Indian Muslims live in filthy slums under fear and oppression — An Indian Muslim or majority Hindus will NEVER stand up against oppression because most of them are malnourished and do NOT have the strength to fight — A Pakistani Muslim will revolt and kill the oppressor because he is a BEEF EATER and of course, “QURAN preaches JIHAD against oppression”.
This is the main reason, why India could maintain a far better social peace than Pakistan despite vulgar denial of basic rights to 800 million half naked fakirs — In fact, in order to avoid an “INDIAN SPRING” social unrest and disintegration, India must cruelly deny access to nutritious food like beef and force the Hindu population to remain as faithful VEGGIE GOMUTHRA drinkers.
Nevertheless, a PAKISTANI always displays arrogant pride in his nation and feels sorry for his Indian Muslim cousins — In short, a Pakistani Muslim is a first class citizen of Pakistan whereas an Indian Muslim is a second class UNWANTED citizen in his own nation.
Every Hindu leader like Modi and Bal Thackeray knows very well that majority Indian Muslims curse Bharat Mata silently and celebrate secretly when Pakistan defeats India in cricket match — They thank Allah for Pakistani nukes which has brought slumdog Bharat Mata down to her knees.
Honestly, majority Indian Muslims are traitors and in case of a full fledged Indo-Pak war, they will definitely join with Pakistan and kick Bharat Mata — An ordinary Indian Muslim feels, “HAD JINNAH SAHEB NOT CREATED PAKISTAN, KAFIRS would have massacred all Muslims”.
Why should Kafirs and Muslims live together any more? — TIME FOR PAKISTAN-2.
Tamil Muslims who are ethnically tamils cannot buy or rent a property in many parts of Chennai. Some draws this parallel to Kashmir where Indians from other parts of India cannot buy a property. These people fail to understand even non-Kashmiri muslims cannot buy property in Kashmir and also Kashmiri hindus and Sikhs can buy property in Kashmir. The article 370 only says Kashmir and non-Kashmir – not muslims and non-muslims . Why this simple difference is hard to make many Indians to understand?
Truly speaking article 370 contains everything states are asking “Manila Suyatchi mathiyil koottaatchi”.
People must understand concentrating power in one place, New Delhi, is not going to help nations growth. Nations growth is dependent on regions growth. Only regions/states understand the needs in a context. States growth is dependent only through more power to states and less power in New Delhi.
அய்யா உங்களுக்கு தாழ்த்தப்பட்ட பிற்படுத்தப்பட்ட மிகவும் பிற்படுத்தப்பட்ட பழங்குடியினர் மற்றும் சிறுபான்மையினத்தவரின் கஷ்டம் புரியாது அந்த இனத்தில் இருப்பவர்களுக்கு தான் தெரியும் எவ்வளவு பணம் இருந்தாலும் சமுக மதிப்பு மரியாதை கிடைக்காமல் அவதியுறும் அம்மக்களுக்கு எத்தனை காந்தி எத்தனை அம்பேத்கார் எத்தனை பெரியார் வந்தாலும் வர்ணசிரம முறை ஓழியாமல் அவர்களுக்கு முன்னேற்றம் என்பது கானல் நீரே அவர்களை பந்தாடுவது எளிது அதையே அரசியல்கட்சிகள் செய்கின்றனர்
கட்டுரை நன்றாகத்தான் இருக்கிறது.. இருந்தாலும் சில விஷயங்களை பாருங்கள்.
– அரசியல் கட்சிகள் மட்டுமே முஸ்லீம்கள் பின் தங்கியிருக்கின்றனர் (அப்போ மற்ற மதத்தினர் எல்லோரும் பணக்காரர்கள் ஆகிவிட்டனரா) என்று ஒட்டு கேட்டு வருகின்றனர்.
– மக்கள் (எந்த சமூகத்தினரும்) யாரும் முஸ்லீம்களை ஒதுக்கி வைப்பதில்லை – பிரிவினையை முன்னிறுத்துவது அரசியல்வாதிகள் தான்.
– அதுவும் இந்த முன்னேறிய நூற்றாண்டில் எல்லா மக்களும் எல்லா அந்தஸ்தும் உரிமையும் சமமாக பெறும்போது அல்லது பெற வழிவகை இருக்கும்போது – தனி இட ஒதுக்கீடு என்று ஏன் வழங்கப்படவேண்டும். ?
ஒரு முஸ்லீமையோ அல்லது இஸ்லாத்தையோ பற்றி பிரச்சினைக்குரிய கட்டுரை எங்காவது இணையதளத்தில் வந்தால் அதில் அவர்களுக்கெதிராக வெறுப்புகளை உமிழும் (சிலருக்கு) அதிக லைக்குகள் (மற்ற மதத்தினர் ஆதரவுகள்) வருவது ஏன் ? மேற்சொன்ன பிரிவினை வாதிகள் தான் காரணம்.
இவ்வளவு நாள் ஒன்னாத்தானையா இருந்தோம்… தேர்தல் சமயத்தில் மட்டும் ஏன் அவர்களுக்கு மட்டும் முக்கியத்துவம் தரனும் ?
muslims voted for congress and other state parties for the past 67 years in return they are thrown at the gutter and had become the modern day dalits.even dalits with a percentage of 82 are much better than muslims 85% who are under dire poverty.thats what all the reports say.if they again vote for these parties nobody can save them from perdition.
At least as the awakening happens, dalits are becoming educated, entrepreneurs and start supporting their community backwards.
Despite muslims community having a very rich creamy layer for centuries, support ploughed backwards is nil, strangely like that of brahmins…Both expect government to provide succor.