Modi’s policy of protecting cows and lynching Muslims

Disaster in the making for great country-India 

by Latheef Farook (Courtesy Author}

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Where is India headingunder Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bhartiya Janata Partygovernment-  front of Hindu extremistRashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh,RSS, whose declared policy has been to turn India into a Hindu Raj after crushing Islam,Muslims and Christians.

This is the question asked by all reasonable Hindus and Muslims alike,in view of the ever-growing attacks, killings, rapes, gang rapes and lynching of Muslims. Between 2 June 2014 and 29 June 2017,26 Muslims were lynched. This gory list is growing daily in the name of cow protection.

Police turn blind eye and perpetrators roam free.  In Rajasthan Bajrang Dal Members are confessing to killing and enjoying political patronage from BJP government.

Columnist Padmapriya Govindarajan said that among the more dangerous forms of vigilante justice in India today is the practice of public lynching.

Disclosing details of a  deadly incidentcolumnist  Polina Tikhonovahad this to state  on 24 July 2017 in an article titled “Muslim Genocide in India-Barbaric Murder of Naveed Pathan”.

“A video of body builder Naveed Pathan murder could serve as evidence of the alleged Muslim genocide in India.  In an extremely disturbing and brutal  CCTV footage Naveed Pathan was hacked to death with swords by a group of 11 men in broad daylight in Maharashtra’s Dhule, around 280 km from Mumbai. The men kept striking, long after he had stopped moving. He was also shot in the head. The video from a camera installed in the neighborhood was leaked after it was taken by the police, and was widely circulated online.

Naveed, 33, was having tea at a roadside stall in the heart of the city when the attackers barged in with swords and set upon him. The police said he was struck 27 times with swords before the killers escaped in bikes and scooters.When he collapsed, the attackers dragged him out of the shop and rainwater collected on the road rapidly turned crimson with his blood. In the video, one attacker keeps raining blows on his head, not stopping until he is pulled away by a gang-mate.

Another video shot immediately after the attack shows Naveed’s mangled body lying in blood. The horrific killing in full public view has left the town in shock.

Naveed Pathan Body builder Naveed Pathan

Naveed Pathan 2 Attackers seen chopping Naveed Pathan

This, comes just weeks after local journalists and police turned blind eye on another gruesome killing of 15-year-old Junaid who was stabbed to death on a Mathura-bound train from New Delhi. A crowd of nearly 200 people – Hindus – pretended as if there was no  one murdered Muslim. Columnist Supriya Nair said” the rise in anti-Muslim violence under Modi suggests that the demons of the country’s past are very much alive.

In another hatecrime, a family of ten Muslims returning from a marriage ceremony were brutally assaulted and robbed in Manipuridistrict.

Fifty-year-old Mohammad Shakir, who suffered severe head injury along with fracture in right hand in the assault said, “It was a horror which I cannot forget. “Horrified with the act, Shakir in shivering voice and wet eyes said, they continued to beat us until we went unconscious.Saying, “Kill them, they are Muslims”, they attacked us with iron roads, robbed our belonging and molested our women. They didn’t even spare my 17-year-old physically and mentally challenged son.

In a bizarre hate crime inNadol,Rajasthan, a Muslim Imam was forced to wear tilak threatening that he won’t be allowed to visit the locality if he refused to wear the tilak.

Sickening barbarity on Muslimsmade CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat to state that Hindustan has turned into “Lynchistan”where “unbridled cow vigilantes are killing Muslims,Christians and Dalits unabatedly”.

Brinda Karat
Brinda Karat
Shabana AzmI Shabana Azmi during the protest in Mumbai

Thousands of Indians, including Bollywood actors, starting from Delhi.Mumbai and other  major cities across the nation and several others across the world, have gathered  to protest against violent attacks on the country’s Muslim population and the silence of the nationalist Hindu government in response. 

The idea was kickstarted by Saba Dewan, an award-winning, documentary filmmaker based in New Delhi.

Popular actress, writer and activistShabana Azmi who participated in the protest at Carter Road in Mumbai said, “There are many incidents happening throughout the country. We are saying as citizens of this great nation that we will not accept these acts. We demand that the government must send a clear message that mob lynching will not be tolerated.”

These gruesome killings are nothing unexpected under Narendra Modi – the architect of the genocide on Muslims in Gujarat in February 2002.

Accused of unabashed complicity in the February  2002 massacre of Muslimsin Godhra, Modi, a tea boutique owner turned RSS activist before ending up as BJP’s Chief Minister of Gujarat, egged on the Hindu mobs who led most of the attacks.

 Ramchandra Guha

Well known historian and writer Ramchandra Guha during the protest march

Columnist Praveen Swami said, “with images of charred bodies and burned homes, what Gujarat witnessed was a fascist pogrom, conducted by organized death squads of the Hindu Right with the entire State apparatus at their disposal. The pogrom was initiated to ensure that the State’s Muslim population remained confined to its ghettos, and that the authority of the Hindu Right remained stamped forever on Gujarat’s political landscape. If Hindu fascists ever wield unchecked power, Gujarat is what India might look like”. The horrific gang rapes and mass murders   accompanied by arson attacks on everything owned by Muslims or associated with them including places of worship, would qualify the statewide pogrom as a crime against humanity if not genocide as defined in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.

Muslims rushed to hills and jungles to escape death without food or water, eating only grass, before reaching camps situated in towns. Most found shelter in local Masjids and schools and hundreds of them were packed into small school buildings or tents. Several Muslims lived in graveyards. 

Modi and his BJP were elected to power in May 2014 by 31 percent of the votes showing 69 percent of voters rejected BJP. His election campaign was fully orchestrated by Indian corporate plunderers, wealthy businessmen and the media  besides very well-organized RSSHindutva fascists. He was alsosupported by corporate war mongers in United States, Britain, France and Israel as RSS-BJP anti Muslim agenda fits into their own war agenda against Muslim countries.

Prime Minister Modi handpicked Yogi Adityanath,a highly controversial Hindu priest-turned-politician, to lead the country’s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh. Adiyanath said “we will take the right of vote from the Indian Muslims and declare them 2nd class citizens. Masjid will be converted into Hindu Temples and instead of Muslim call to prayer ‘Azan’, they will call ‘Har Har Mahahdave’ from the Masjids. Armed Hindu gangs are openly parading in the streets. He told the charged crowd: ‘take the Muslim women out of their graves and rape them’. Video of his speech is not only shocking but also alarming to the over 300 million Muslims living in India.

With this greenlight the body of a Muslim woman was dug out from the grave and raped on 23 October 2015 in Talheta village near the border of Meerut in Ghaziabad district, less than 70 km from New Delhi.The woman was buried two days before.

Adityanath called for India to be enshrined as a “Hindu rashtra,” or Hindu nation, and supports the rebuilding of a temple to the Hindu god Ramon the site of a razed 16th-century mosque, a project that was halted after it incited bloody religious riots in the 1990s.

Meanwhile India’s new Dalit President Ram Nath Govind, Modi’s nominee and a hard-coreRSS, once said” Muslims and Christians arealiens to India.

These are the ruling elements in India today.

Commenting on the no going carnage Dr Mohammed Manzoor Alam stated that;after a relentless bout of persecution of Muslims over the last three years under well-orchestrated programs like ghar wapsi, love jihad, and cow protection the RSS seems to be preparing for a Ayodhya-related violence against Muslims. 

Muslims dread it more than cow vigilantism. We very well remember L K Advani’s Ayodhya campaign and the trail of blood it left all over the country. In short, we must be prepared for another round of mass hysteria and bloodletting as the curtain falls on cow vigilantism. Whatever the RSS program, the victims are always the Muslims as others are too small to be noticed.


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