Hindu Hardliner Modi’s Victory; Plunges South Asia into an era of darkness – by Latheef Farook

The sweeping victory of Narendra Modi, Hindu nationalist Bharata Janata Party, BJP, prime ministerial candidate, responsible for the killings of thousands  Muslims in Gujarat in 2002, is a victory for  Hindu ultra nationalist Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh-RSS-and corporate conglomerates and not for the Muslims.

The RSS worked tirelessly, since its establishment almost 90 years ago, to come to power. This dream was fulfilled this week with the victory of its front man Narendra Modi as Prime Minister.  

Thus the election of Modi, despised and ostracized by the world including United States and United Kingdom where he was
refused an entry for his role in the genocide of Gujarati Muslims, showed that the largest democracy in the world has chosen militant Hindu fundamentalism. 

The Congress led government; accused of widespread corruption, incompetence, failure to solve unemployment, cost of living, economic development and other such burning issues was led by an inexperienced leader, Rahul Gandhi. On the other hand Modi, who was fully backed by very well organized grass root militant organization RSS, the mainstream media and corporate, promised moon and stars to usher in an era of prosperity where milk and honey would flow.
Under the guise of good governance Modi and the Hindu ultra nationalist forces managed to market their communal agenda very successfully by selling dreams to people.

The BJP also spent billions, according to some commentators in the NDTV, around Rs 10,000 crores, in their election campaign. Indian corporate and their mainly Brahmin controlled mainstream media marketed Modi as the “only panacea” for India’s economic ills.

The media began projecting him as if he had already won the election even before the election was held. Throughout the election campaign the Indian media failed to highlight Modi’s dark past and how he used state machineries to commit genocide on Gujarati Muslims in February 2002.

Thus between  the congress and the BJP, voters decided to go for Modi paving the way for the ceremonial burial of deceptive secularism. In doing so people dismissed Modi’s crime records demonstrating India’s descend towards Hindutva extremism which has been tearing apart this ancient country since India’s independence in 1947.

rss_marchRSS training camp.

On the day of his election as prime ministerial candidate was announced, his BJP colleagues in Uttar Pradesh were busy killing scores of Muslims in Muzaffaranagar and displacing more than 10,000 Muslims to grab Muslim owned prime lands.   

Despite all talks of good governance Modi’s intense hatred towards Muslims remains unchanged as demonstrated by his refusal to field a single Muslim candidate in the entire Gujarat despite the presence of sizable Muslim population there. This happened in other states too.

In any civilized society a person of Modi’s background would have been condemnd, ostracized and isolated. However, it has not happened in India where killing Muslims is a qualification to flourish in politics as BJP leaders like L.K. Advani, Modi and others proved. Modi has become a celebrated hero to be elected as prime minister and that too with a sweeping majority.

Only parallel is Israel where notorious mass murderers such as Menachem Begin, Ariel Sharon and Yitzhak Shamir were elected as prime ministers and the so called champions of human rights in the US and Europe even awarded Menachem Begin coveted Nobel Prize.  The RSS and its deceptive fronts including BJP enjoy very cordial relations with Israel. There were even Indian government reports disclosing that Israel transferred through Europe more than Rs 8000 crore to ultra nationalist Hindu organizations to incite anti Muslim riots.

In fact common hatred towards Muslims brought Israel and Hindu extremists together.It is also common knowledge that Israel considers Modi as their best Indian friend.

Following his victory Modi visited BJP headquarters in New Delhi on 17 Friday 2014 where he was seated next to BJP leader L.K.Advani. Who is Advani? Advani led a rath yathra, whipped up anti Muslim hysteria and triggered  anti Muslim riots during which thousands of innocent Muslims were killed, their properties burnt besides the usual  sadism of raping  Muslim women. In its wake Advani led the mob which demolished more than 400 year old Babri Masjid in Ayodya.

Later in the evening Modi visited sacred Hindu city of Varanasi for Ganga Aarthi at Varanasi Ghats. In the stage seated next to Modi was Amith Shah. Who is this Amith Shah?

Amith Shah, general secretary of the  BJP  was Minister of State for Home Affairs in  the Gujarat under Chief Minister Modi , but had to resign in 2010 after he was arrested on charges of having ordered a series of encounter killings by the State Police.

Shah spent over three months in Sabarmati Jail in Ahmedabad in connection with the Sohrabuddin case. Sohrabuddin Sheikh and his wife Kauser Bi were abducted by Gujarat's Anti-Terrorism Squad from Hyderabad and killed in a fake encounter near Gandhinagar in November 2005.  This very same Amith Shah, currently out on bail in the case, is the most trusted adviser of Modi.

On 18 Sunday 2014 Modi met RSS leaders and BJP leader Advani. On the same day, disclosing the  RSS grip on Modi, discussions were underway in the NDTV on” how much power should be given by RSS to Modi and what control the RSS should have on him”.

His victory celebrations in New Delhi and other places were purely saffron shows where secular Hindus and minorities especially Muslims were completely kept out.


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An RSS woman’s training camp
Commenting on this, an AFP report stated that; millions of Indian Muslims fear that     Hindu nationalist Modi’s landslide election will fuel religious discrimination, intolerance and even bring bloodshed, but some are prepared to give him a chance.  

However, BJP leader Uma Bharati who claimed that RSS ideology runs in her bloodstream said that “Muslims need not fear under Modi”.

Who is Uma Bharti? Uma Bharti rose to national prominence when she became one of the major faces of the Ramjanmabhoomi movement alongside L. K. Advani and others. Her fiery speeches   helped the movement achieve the momentum that it did.  In December 1992 she was one of several prominent Sangh Parivar figures present at a rally in Ayodhya that developed into a riot that culminated in the demolition of the Babri Masjid. Bharti was indicted for inciting a mob to violence by the Liberhan Commission that probed the incident.

These are the great leaders and this is the state of affairs in the Indian politics.

Commenting on Modi’s victory Sri Lanka’s veteran leftist politician Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara said “the colossal victory of BJP led by Modi heralds the dawn of very dark era for South Asia”.

Modi began his political career as a member of RSS, a shadowy all-male organization drawing inspiration from Hitler and Mussolini that trains militia-like groups of men and indoctrinates them into ideologies of racial cleansing. The ideology of racial cleansing includes moral sanction for the rape, impregnation and murder of non-Hindu women, and the prevention of the biological reproduction of the other race. 

The RSS killed father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi and was responsible for around 48,000 anti Muslim attacks since independence in 1947 destroying Muslim localities besides indiscriminately killing Muslims.  

V.D. Savarkar, founder-hero of RSS, derides Hindu kings for not raping Muslim women in conquered areas.   Hindutva leaders build up hatred and fear of Muslim population growth, with the Muslim woman portrayed as reproducer of the race. This is evident in Modi's infamous comment on the Gujarat relief camps: 'Relief camps are actually child-making factories. Those who keep on multiplying the population should be taught a lesson.' (The Hindu, 10 September 2002). It is a mistake, therefore, to think that violence against women is spontaneous. It was planned, organized and ensured through ideological indoctrination.

The RSS  was banned during British rule  and then thrice by the post-independence Indian government — first in 1948 when Nathuram Godse, a former RSS member, assassinated Mahatma Gandhi;  then during the emergency (1975–78); and after the demolition of Babri Masjid in 1992. The bans were subsequently lifted.

Numerous reports were prepared by several independent organizations on Godhra genocide providing vivid details of the atrocities committed by Modi and his gangsters. One such report was prepared by Women’s organizations in India to seek gender justice. The report published in the website Kractivist.org stated as follows;

Despite the graphic nature of the quotes and instances cited in a combined report, there is nothing worse than the fact that Modi and others responsible for these acts are still not brought to justice for the crimes against humanity. It must be remembered that Modi sanctioned, fuelled, and later, justified the pogrom as a 'chain of action and reaction.'   

 The rape of Muslim women was a weapon to humiliate and to feminize Muslim men, who were described as not 'real men.'  
 In many instances, rape was explicitly cited as a means to impregnate Muslim women, and to create a new generation of Hindus from Muslims. Rape was an act carried out as part of the RSS ideology of ethnic elimination of Muslims as a group.  
As head of the state, Modi is culpable for the immunity enjoyed by the police in perpetuating violence against women. Many witnesses from Baroda said, the police hit the stomachs of pregnant Muslim women, shouting, "Kill them before they are born." In SN's account from Baroda, the District Police Commissioner, entered a house, beat up small girls and hit women on the breasts and private parts. Pregnant women were specially targeted as policemen, like the Hindu mobs, said Muslim children should not be born. In other cases, the police simply watched the violence, and according to a lawyer from Anand, refused to record complaints.


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Teaching to kill women-perhaps Muslim  women?
Prior to and following the 2002 pogrom, the Hindutva groups had been targeting Hindu women, who had married or had any relationships with Muslim men. A Hindu woman married to a Muslim man in Anand District, reported that she was publicly gang-raped by men who said she would be killed if she filed a police complaint. Dragged out of her home by a mob of 200-250 people, she was carried to a dump, held down, stripped and raped by nine men, while the mob was saying, "Cut her to pieces, don't leave her alive, we don't want her alive in the village."  

Gujarat’s former Child Welfare Minister Mayaben Kodnani   MLA, was   sentenced to 28 yrs in jail for aiding and abetting the mob. She supplied swords to mob and supervised vaginal mutilation of Muslim girls and women alike.

 A special court described the Godhra riots as "a black chapter in the history of Indian Constitution". Additional Principal Judge Jyotsna Yagnik dubbed communal riots as "a cancer on constitutional secularism" 

This very same Modi is prime minister elect of India with a sweeping majority?

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