India out. GST war on islam. Islamist leader Abdelilah Benkirane as Morocco Premier (write to: abdulruff_jnu@yahoo.com)

India out.

GST war on islam.

Islamist leader Abdelilah Benkirane as Morocco Premier

-DR. ABDUL RUFF

abdulruff_jnu@yahoo.com

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Parliament in Rabat, Morocco, 20 November 2011

I – Poll

Moroccans have elected new lower house of parliament on 25 November, in the first national vote since the approval of constitutional reforms in July billed as laying the foundations for a fully-fledged constitutional monarchy. Moderate Islamists, as expected, did well the vote after a similar success in Tunisia’s first democratic election a month ago and the Justice and Development Party (PJD) emerged as the biggest party in Friday’s parliamentary elections.

The Justice and Development Party (PJD) took 107 seats out of the 395 in Parliament, almost twice as many as the second-place nationalist Istiqlal party, with 60 seats. The election was held more than a year early, after pro-democracy demonstrations swept the country earlier this year as part of the regionwide Arab Spring.

The leader of a moderate Islamist party Abdelilah Benkirane has been appointed by King Mohammed VI as Morocco’s new prime minister. Abdelilah will now hold talks on forming a coalition government.  His Justice and Development Party has not been in government before.

The PJD’s victory follows that of Tunisia’s Islamist Ennahda Party in an election there last month. Following elections, King Mohammed VI is for the first time obliged to choose the prime minister from the largest party, rather than naming whoever he pleases. King Mohammed received Benkirane, who is the PJD’s secretary general, in the mountain town of Midelt and named him head of government with the task of forming a new government.

Under a new constitution approved by referendum in July, the king has to choose a prime minister from the party that won the most seats. The constitution also gives the prime minister more powers to govern, but the king still has the final say on issues of defence, security and religion. The reforms were supported by all the main political parties, which called on their supporters to back the proposals in the referendum.

The 20 February movement, which spearheaded Morocco’s pro-democracy protests earlier this year, has called for a boycott of the elections, dismissing them as a “piece of theatre”. It says the constitutional changes approved in July are superficial, and perpetuate a “facade of democracy” that – it says – has disguised continuing royal rule for decades.

King Mohammed VI presented the constitutional changes as a far-reaching concession to Arab Spring-style pro-democracy protests, but activists believe they will do little to change the actual power structure and have called for a boycott of the elections. As a result of the constitutional changes approved by 98% of those voting in a 1 July referendum, the position of the prime minister, who must now be appointed from the largest party in parliament, has also been enhanced, gaining the authority to appoint government officials and dissolve parliament.  However, the parliament will have a greater share of power and – in theory – will play the leading role in a legislative process previously dominated by the king.

Benkirane, who was elected head of his party in 2008, leads its more pro-monarchy faction. He has repeatedly stated his support for a strong king, even though some of his colleagues would prefer a less powerful ruler. “The head of the state is king and no-one can govern without him,” he told supporters. The PJD has said it will promote Islamic finance. However, it has avoided focusing on issues such as alcohol and headscarves for women.

Many of the protesters who took to the streets in February feel the reforms still fall far short of their demands for a democratic, constitutional monarchy, and have called for a boycott. Ahead of the poll, the sleepy calm of the capital, Rabat, was occasionally punctuated by the marches of unemployed graduates. But the country’s powerful monarchy and the system that supports it appear to have averted any direct, mortal challenge for now.

A low turnout in the parliamentary poll would detract from the legitimacy of King Mohammed VI’s reforms and could hint at future problems.

II – Morocco

The Kingdom of Morocco is the most westerly of the North African countries known as the Maghreb. To the south, the status of Western Sahara remains unresolved. Morocco annexed the territory in 1975 and a guerrilla war with Algerian-backed pro-independence forces ended in 1991. UN efforts have failed to break the political deadlock. To the north, a dispute with Spain in 2002 over the tiny island of Perejil revived the issue of the sovereignty of Melilla and Ceuta. The small enclaves on the Mediterranean coast are surrounded by Morocco and have been administered by Madrid for centuries.

Strategically situated with both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines, but with a rugged mountainous interior, it stayed independent for centuries while developing a rich culture blended from Arab, Berber, European and African influences.  However, Morocco was a French protectorate from 1912 to 1956, when Sultan Mohammed became king. He was succeeded in 1961 by his son, Hassan II, who ruled for 38 years. He played a prominent role in the search for peace in the Middle East, given the large number of Israelis of Moroccan origin, but was criticized for suppressing domestic opposition. A truth commission set up to investigate human rights violations during Hassan’s reign confirmed nearly 10,000 cases, ranging from death in detention to forced exile. After his death in 1999 Hassan was succeeded by his son, who became King Mohammed VI and was seen as a modernizer. There has been some economic and social liberalization, but the monarch has retained sweeping powers.

King Mohammed is aided by a powerful propaganda machine – his image adorns streets and shops across the country. Central to the monarchical regime’s strength is its longevity – the Alaoui dynasty gained control of most of Morocco in 1664 – and its claim of descent from the Prophet Muhammad. The king has tremendous religious and political capital – it’s not just the king but the whole political establishment, the monarchy and the “makhzen” provide for the patronage network that embodies Morocco’s ruling elite.

Moroccan citizens, many of them poor and illiterate and living in rural areas, are made to believe that the monarch has a special gift or blessing and they feel that they have some psychological relationship with the king. Symbolic rituals also boost his status. In an annual ceremony of allegiance, the “bay’a”, Moroccan officials bow before the king as he parades on a horse.

Despite these traditional trappings, the monarchy under the 48-year-old king has taken on a more modern, reformist image. His father, Hassan II, ran a notoriously brutal regime between 1961 and 1999. Opponents were tortured and protests repressed.  1965, the interior minister at the time, Gen Mohammed Oufkir, supervised a crackdown on demonstrations in Casablanca from a helicopter while – according to one story – personally spraying rioters with a machine gun. But a process of gradual reform began in the final years of Hassan’s rule, and continued with his son. It included a family law that advanced women’s rights and a truth commission that explored abuses under King Hassan – though none of those responsible were prosecuted.

Along with Ennahda in Tunisia and the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Turkey, it places itself within a contemporary movement to promote and respect Islam and reconcile Islam and democracy. Coalitions of more secular, royalist parties have tried to smother it and the Islamists have found it hard to directly challenge the king because of his religious status as “commander of the faithful”. It too is seen by many as being in the pocket of the palace. The PJD here in Morocco is presenting the ‘third way’ between revolution and the uncertainty of the current system.

The toppling of long-standing leaders in Tunisia and Egypt at the beginning of the year is widely seen as having caught the Moroccan regime off-guard, at a time when the reform process had stagnated. As Morocco’s own protest movement took shape, a long-held taboo was breached. It’s the first time in Morocco that the king was openly criticized and they didn’t shoot people. Instead, the monarchy’s response was to promise changes including rights guarantees and more powers for the parliament. These were enshrined in a new constitution that was approved by referendum in July.

III – Observations

Maybe, the Arab World is in the process of changing but Arabs still don’t know the results and what will happen in Egypt, Tunisia, Syria or Yemen especially the destruction of Libya by the NATO-UNSC terror organizations. The moderately Islamist Justice and Development Party (PJD), which has been buoyed by the recent reforms, and by the gains Islamists have made elsewhere in the region, could win the election and so supply the next prime minister.

Leaders of Morocco claim they are presenting the way of reform without losing the stability, the unity of the country- but at the same time furthering the democratic agenda of Morocco.

Morocco’s ruling elite thinks it has skillfully sidestepped the revolutionary fervor sweeping the Arab world by offering a milder, more peaceful vision of change. Critics of the reforms point in particular to the fact that the king will still have wide-ranging executive powers, in particular control over foreign, defence and security policy. Activists also say the reforms will not end the behind-the-scenes dominance of the “makhzen” – a power apparatus of veteran politicians, powerful businesspeople, the security forces and royal officials controlled by the king through a system of patronage.

Morocco is bidding for membership of the European Union, its main trade partner, but there appears to be little enthusiasm for this within the bloc.

Morocco has been given the status of non-Nato ally by Washington, which has praised its support for the US-led war on terror. After deadly suicide bombings in Casablanca in 2003, Morocco launched a crackdown on suspected Islamic militants.

The message of a democratic agenda and gradual change is one that has gone down well with Morocco’s allies in the anti-Islamic US and Europe who promote pro-west leaders in Muslim world and destabilize the Muslim nations if the leaders do not buy CIA terror gimmicks…

Political and poll bribery is common. Sheep were being handed out to voters, and over the last few months, the protest movement has been subject to a smear campaign, arrests, and intimidation at the hands of shadowy groups of pro-monarchy thugs known as “baltaja”. But Moroccans say they will show the Western world that Morocco can bring about a gentle revolution and the nation can travel towards a real democracy.

In Morocco elections are never decisive as the king retains ultimate control and though parliament has more power, parties are weak. The electoral system is prepared on purpose not to let anyone succeed, so it’s impossible to get more than 20% of the seats in parliament and this is to allow the monarchy to dominate. The manipulation of the party system is just one of the old-fashioned tactics still being deployed to bolster the status quo.  According to analysts, the reforms passed this year are largely cosmetic, and there is no guarantee they will be put into practice on the ground. However, so long as it plays the NATO fiddle well, it has got nothing to worry.

Claims, fake or real, of descent from the Prophet Muhammad (Peace) by a few pampered Muslim leaders might be fashionable but are ridiculous if they decline to promote true Islam in the society. Moroccan king clams the same of being a descent from the Prophet Muhammad but he shamelessly sides with NATO terrorism and western anti-Islamism. A Muslim nation that promotes anti-Islamism and helps, directly or otherwise, the anti-Islamic GST rogues and refuses to promote Islamic way of life and institutionalize Islamic law on daily basis ceases to be a Muslim nation.  Muslim leaders in such societies are guilty of anti-Islamic crimes.

Elected premier Islamist leader Abdelilah Benkirane, though worships the king, has a responsibly constructive role to play in this regard so that Islam takes firm roots in the society. Americans, Britishers and other western terrocrats cannot help him or Morocco in this regard. Benkirane’s pro-people policies and their proper implementation would greatly benefit not just Muslims but entire humanity in some measure.

Muhammad praying at the Ka’ba.

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د. عبد راف

Dr. Abdul Ruff, Specialist on State Terrorism; Educationalist;Chancellor-Founder of Centor for International Affairs(CIA); Independent Analyst;Chronicler of Foreign occupations & Freedom movements(Palestine,Kashmir, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Xinjiang, Chechnya, etc); Anti-Muslimism and anti-Islamism are more dangerous than “terrorism” Anti-Islamic forces & terrorists are using criminal elements for terrorizing the world and they in disguise are harming genuine interests of ordinary Muslims. Global media today, even in Muslim nations, are controlled by CIA  & other anti-Islamic agencies. Former university Teacher;/website:abdulruff.wordpress.com

Saudi-Iran-Turkey Unity – Key to Mideast Success!

Saudi-Iran-Turkey Unity – Key to Mideast Success!

 

Saudi-Iran-Turkey Unity – Key to Mideast Success!

-DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL

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The Palestine issue, complicated by Israeli proliferation of illegal settlements in West Bank and Jerusalem, and Israel-Egyptian terror blockades, making the life of  the besieged Palestinians in Gaza Strip intolerable , especially when Israeli military attacks them with US made terror goods, remains a crucial flashpoint in  creating peaceful atmosphere in Mideast.

However, there is another larger issue that is the root cause of all problems in the region – a falsified ideological conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran, claiming global leadership of Sunnis and Shi’ites, respectively. This conflictual scenario has provided a powerful weapon to the enemies of Islam to target global Muslims – both Sunnis and Shi’ites.

Opinion has been emerging globally to end this fictitious fight between Islamic nations in the name of sects and join hands to face the enemies of Islam, thereby ensuring safety and security of Muslims. They recalled the 2009-10 experience that had suggested there are indications for an agreement and a resolution between Saudi Arabia and Syria, followed by Iran, and that the two countries were heading toward dialogue and negotiations. At the time, this was reflected in the Saudi position, which was expressed during the 2009 Arab Economic Summit in Kuwait, where he called for reconciliation, convergence and the unification of Arab nations against growing challenges and risks.

Apart from NATO wars for energy and route resources, the Mideast region is going through many other developments as well, most notably the fluctuations of Saudi-Iranian ties, which affect the future of the countries in the region.

Although off and on some positive developments do take place bringing the  traditional Sunni-Shi’a leaders closer than before,  sooner than later, they are found in conflicting postures almost on permanent  basis. .

The so-called advanced democracies  that view Islam as a major threat to capitalism – USA, Europe and other nations where anti-Islamism has taken deep roots, sustaining Islamophobia trends  – have been day and night to keep Riyadh and Tehran hate and fight each other. Though both have not waged a war directly, the enemies of Islam are at work to make them fight war that would permanently.

Combating anti-Islamism and reducing the impact of Islamophobia are not that easy in today’s globalized, highly technical world where media propaganda against Islam has been gaining momentum against the genuine interests of Muslims and in defaming Islam as a terrorist religion.

However, unmindful of anti-Islam trends around, Saudi Arabia accuses Iran of occupying Syria, Iraq and Yemen which is not true; Syria has influence in Syria and elsewhere in the region because of the Shi’ite sect in these nations.  Such baseless accusation of occupation instead of influence harms the real unity between the two important Muslims nations.  Iran could also same about Saudi Arabia that it occupies many Muslims nations but it has not done so. Iran’s response was expressed by its foreign minister, who demanded that Saudi Arabia “withdraw its forces from Bahrain.”

 

When all anti-Islamic nations, cutting across the continents, try to find common threads to come together to fight Islam as terror, Saudi tries to find only those issues that keep the Islamic world disunited forever.  Such scenario props up the impression if Saudi-Iranian relationship is still heading toward collaboration in the face of the “dialogue”, to address the existing problems throughout the Middle East, or is the relationship moving toward petrified confrontation, particularly in light of the accusatory discourse among the two countries.

Over the past few months, positive developments have emerged through direct contacts by leaders, including the visit to Jeddah in August by Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein-Amir Abdollahian.  Progress in Saudi-Iranian relations was further emphasized by a meeting between Saudi Foreign Affairs Minister Saud Al-Faisal and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif at the UN General Assembly in New York in September, which culminated in discussions on the importance of cooperation to combat “terrorism” and resolve the region’s qualms.

In 2010, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz said while in Damascus stressed the importance of protecting the Arab nations and preventing fragmentation and sectarian infighting, particularly between the Sunnis and Shiites. Soon, however, he changed his position due to Western advice to Saudi Arabia not to take the reconciliation with the Syrian regime too far, i.e., reach a final agreement. This is in addition to the pressure that opposition movement in Bahrain linked to Saudi Arabia, but backed by Iran, provided the stuff to oppose Iran. Thus, the Gulf countries sent forces — the so-called Peninsula Shield Force — in support of the Bahraini regime in 2011. As a result, the tension between the two countries resumed.

 

It is worth noting the importance of strengthening the approach of negotiations and mutual understanding between Iran and its allies on the one hand, and Saudi Arabia and its allies on the other

The growth particularly of the Islamic State in Mideast should have brought Saudi and Iran together but that has not happened either, gain due to interference from the West.

It is necessary to achieve progress in several areas, before a qualitative and lasting shift in the relationship between Saudi Arabia and Iran can be established. The decision to resolve disputes via peaceful negotiations, and making serious concessions, should be a significant strategic decision by both national leaderships. It should not merely be a tactical decision aimed at buying time and improving positions, paving the way for an assault on the other side after an improvement in the balance of power.  A comprehensive and fair political solution to the Syrian crisis, in which everyone participates in the authority with criteria agreed upon by all parties and an agreement on a lasting solution between the Iranian-backed opposition and the Saudi-backed regime in Bahrain can be a good beginning for a prosperous Arab world. Lebanon, which is linked to all of these regional balances, it is still suffering from its inability to hold presidential elections as long as the Christians, controlled from Washington, are not in agreement.
For negotiations to succeed, it was necessary to embark on practical steps on the ground. Iran and Saudi kingdom must keep the door open for compromises as Islam cannot be saved without the necessary compromises among Muslim nations.
Saudi-Iranian relations are essential, but are not enough in isolation in light of the presence of regional and international players such as Turkey, which aspires to achieve a balance of power in its favor.  Ankara is already engaged sincerely in Mideastern affairs by directly helping the Palestine to breach the Israeli-Egyptian terror blockades. In fact, Turkey has severed its historic military ties with Israel in favor of protecting the Palestine Arabs. All strenuous efforts by USA-Israel terror twins to woo the former Ottoman Empire to  leave Palestine issue and  reenter the Israeli trap have failed.

Saudi Arabia and Iran would do well by getting Turkey as an effective proactive mediator between them.

Remember, Israel hangs out its long bloody tongue seeking to taste Arab blood beyond Palestine and can only benefit maximum from feeding grueling conflicts among its neighbors.

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NATO seeks closer ties with Russia

NATO seeks closer ties with Russia

-Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal

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USA and its NATO military alliance never doubted the real military and economic strength of Russia any time in history, and from World Wars to Cold War to annexation of Crimea, they have been very cautious dealing with Moscow. They acknowledge Russia remains the most formidable foe of entire West. Therefore, they kept their reaction to Russia’s annexation of Crimea and its open support for Russian separatists in Ukraine only in mere rhetoric. That is only viable option they have before Russia which they need to advance their global ambitions while an angry Russia could upset the US-NATO plans.

That Russia sided with USA-NATO in Bush–Obama terror wars in Mideast clearly signaled that Western powers can still trust Russia at higher diplomatic levels. With Russia on the opposite sides with Arab nations would have caused seriously endless problems for USA and allies.

Even when the USA and Europe slapped sanctions on it, Russia increased its gold reserves for a sixth straight month in September, according to International Monetary Fund data eased very recently. Russia, which has one of the world’s largest gold reserves, added 37 tons to its reserves last month, taking the total to 1,149 tons. The Gold Industrialists’ Union said Russia’s gold producers’ lobby has upgraded its 2014 output forecast to 275 tonnes after the industry boosted production by 26.6 percent in the first half of the year. That would place it second only to China in terms of primary output of the metal. Global gold prices fell 28 percent in 2013 and are currently up about 9 percent since the start of 2014.

NATO’s new secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg said only a strong Western security alliance can negotiate better ties with Russia and keep it under NATO control. He claimed his experience as Norway’s prime minister was that robust defense capabilities and a solid trans-Atlantic bond were fundamental requirements in order to bring about constructive relations with Russia. In his first policy speech since taking office Oct. 1, Stoltenberg said there was no contradiction between wanting to keep NATO strong and continuing efforts to engage with the government of Russian President Vladimir Putin. “NATO is here to stay. Russia is here to stay. So we’re going to have some kind of relationship,” Stoltenberg said. Norway’s status as a member of the U.S.-led defense alliance, Stoltenberg said, meant that his small nation has been able to deal confidently with the Kremlin on a whole range of issues, from military matters and fisheries to energy, the environment and maritime border disputes.

A U.S. security firm FireEye has claimed that a sophisticated, Russia-based hacker group is spying on NATO and former Soviet member states, most likely on the orders of the Russian government. “APT28 targets insider information related to governments, militaries and security organizations that would likely benefit the Russian government,” the FireEye report says. These targets include the Georgian Defense and Interior ministries, post-Soviet governments in Eastern Europe that are now members of NATO, and the NATO alliance itself.

Russian cyber espionage efforts have long been considered unrivaled in skill and scope, but the difficulty of identifying attacks and tracing them to an identifiable source has prevented cyber security investigators from pinning any activity directly on a single Russian entity. But evidence of a wide-ranging cyber espionage campaign is mounting. Earlier in October, another U.S. cyber security firm said that a group of Russian hackers with suspected government backing had used a previously unknown backdoor in Microsoft Windows operating systems to spy on NATO and several Western governments.

APT28 does not appear to be stealing intellectual property or directly profiting from stolen financial information, as is characteristic of China-based actors tracked by FireEye, the report said. Instead, the hackers focus on defense and geopolitical intelligence-gathering. FireEye’s report also mentions that the language settings on the coding are Russian, rather than English or language-neutral settings.

Russian hackers exploited a bug in Microsoft Windows and other software to spy on computers used by NATO, the European Union, Ukraine and companies in the energy and telecommunications sectors, according to cyber intelligence firm iSight Partners. ISight said the hackers were seeking information on the Ukraine crisis, as well as diplomatic, energy and telecom issues, based on the targets and the contents of phishing e-mails used to infect computers with tainted files. ISight said it told Microsoft Corp about the bug and held off on disclosing the problem so the software maker had time to fix it.

There was no immediate comment from the Russian government, NATO, the EU or the Ukraine government.

The firm said its researchers have uncovered evidence that some Ukrainian government computer systems were infected, but they were unable to remotely confirm specific victims among those systems that had been targeted.

The social conditions in Ukraine continue to deteriorate due to neoliberal austerity policies imposed by a series of post-Soviet governments, and recently intensified under agreements with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and other creditors of the near-bankrupt state which is at war with its eastern provinces. The recession has been further aggravated by ongoing fighting between government and rebel forces in the east of the country.
Industrial production in Ukraine in August had fallen by 21.4 percent compared with August 2013, and by 16.6 percent in September compared with September 2013. Imports fell by 23.5 percent over the first nine months of 2014 as compared to the analogous period of the previous year, while exports fell by 6.8 percent—despite the temporary favorable trade terms that the European Union (EU) is currently applying to Ukraine.
Coal production in Ukraine fell by 60 percent between August 2013 and August 2014. More than half of the country’s mines are located in rebel-controlled territory in the provinces of Donetsk and Luhansk.

Ukraine, Russia, and the European Union are currently involved in three-way talks in Brussels to resolve Ukraine’s gas supply crisis. Russia stopped supplying gas to Ukraine in June over the latter’s inability to pay a $5.3 billion debt to the Russian energy corporation Gazprom for gas already supplied. European Commission president José Manuel Barroso stated that the European Commission would provide up to $1 billion to Ukraine for gas purchases from Russia, but no more.

Ukraine now feels only Russia can help in a positive sense make it regain its strength. Kiev expects realignment of Russo-Ukraine relations in the post-poll scenario. .

Russia and Ukraine blame each other for the conflict in eastern Ukraine, in which more than 3,700 people have been killed since mid-April. Meanwhile, not only Russian government has almost recognised the Ukraine polls but Russia’s lower house of parliament Duma is ready to cooperate with the new assembly in Ukraine. Sergei Naryshkin, the speaker of the State Duma lower house, said Duma lawmakers are ready for any contacts, for the restoration of normal inter-parliamentary relations.

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said Moscow will recognize the outcome of the election even though voting did not take place in rebel-held areas in the east and forces traditionally loyal to Moscow performed poorly. The head of the international affairs committee in the Federation Council, the upper house, was quoted by Russian media as saying his chamber would also cooperate with the Ukrainian parliament although he said it was hard to see how this would work out in practice.

It is not only the US led NATO but even Ukraine seeks good relations with Russia for their own sake. Efforts are on form both to somehow patch up with the Kremlin while Russia feels no urgency to respond to the frantic signals from them. Most Russian feel badly wounded by the economic sanctions by USA and Europe over Ukraine issue to cripple their economy but they have withstood all their manipulative measures .

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*د. عبد راف *

Educationist, Prolific writer, Specialist on State Terrorism; Chronicler of Foreign occupations &
Freedom movements (Palestine, Kashmir, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan,
Xinjiang, Chechnya, etc.) Chancellor-Founder of Centor for International
Affairs(CIA); Commentator on world affairs & sport fixings, Expert on
Mideast Affairs, university teacher; Author of books/ebooks; Editor.

Unfortunately, today there is not even one Muslim nation
today practicing truly Islamic faith and life.
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Indian Muslims need to float Islamic party to protect their own genuine interests!


Indian Muslims need to float Islamic party to protect their own genuine interests!

– DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL
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With polarization of politics giving a clear edge for the Hindutva parties, India is undergoing a serious crisis almost for nothing good for the people and unfortunately, Muslims are the target. However, hollow mined Muslim leaders thus far working as vote bank agents of Congress and other so-called secular parties for money and other small favors still find the arrangement profitable while Muslims are being insulted and injured. .

Today, most Muslims see that Congress and BJP are the two sides of the same old Hindutva coin and they promote each other though their common RSS links. As BJP is overtaking the Congress now after playing Hindutva politics to trap, weaken and even destroy Congress. Congress is almost finished now and Muslims supporting the sinking congress ship are feeling fish out of water.

World is looking forward to witnessing the scenario of Congress burial. It is time Congress let the BJP to play the Congress style of politics, including an element of secularism to assure the minorities of their safety in an emerging Hindutva nation.

Reviving Hindutva honor was the agenda not only of RSS and its political outfits like BJP but even the Congress party which claims to be secular.

Muslims should stop looking to Congress for safely and security against the will of the BJP. They will have to find their own means and ways to serve themselves.

Indian Muslims need their own Islamic political parties to safeguard their genuine interests no matter who rules India.

Kerala Muslims have got their own party called Muslim League (IUML) to protect themselves from the any onslaught on them. In Hyderabad, the Majlis party (AIMIM) remains the main source of protection and inspiration for Muslims.

Instead of depending entirely on Hindu parties, like Congress or SP, BSP, etc, it is all ways beneficial for Muslims to join Muslim league or float their own version of Islamic party that should care for all Muslims in the state or nation or localities.

Muslims now know that Congress and SP etc are using the BJP as a powerful tool to threaten the Muslims and take away their votes free of cost. It is the ruling SP in UP that is responsible for crimes against Muslims in Muzzafarnagar and elsewhere.

Congress and other so-called secular parties have exploited Muslims, misusing their ill-fate in Hindu dominated areas.

These parties, apart from other political outfits, led by the ruling Congress party, have a common agenda for Hindus and against Muslims. Ever since independence Hindu politicians have made secret decisions to make Muslims plight weak so that they are totally dependable on Hindus for existence and sustenance. The regime practiced norms to inform the Muslims, indirectly, that they are not equal to Hindus.

Hindus have been facing an unknown crisis and they hate Muslims for that. The open Hindutva parties exploit that mentality of Hindus but Congress also tactfully plays its Hindutva card, ably concealed from Muslims.

At higher level, Hindus suffer from intellectual insecurity, inferiority complex and confusion, resulting in aggressiveness. They raise victimhood but express it through ultra chauvinism.
Indian regime executed two major milestones to showcase the fast rising power of Hindutva. An apocalyptic modern Indian official imagination has been enriched, especially in the post Nehru era when fanatic Hindus came to dominate the Congress party, by the exploits of Hindu nationalists.

The destruction in 1992 of the 16th-century Babri Mosque (December 06), and the nuclear tests of 1998 are viewed by Indian regime – both Congress and BJP – not just as revenge for an imagined occurrence in the past, but as the most effective show of the new Hindutva power. BJP and Congress share that false prestige.

Modi and other anti-Muslim ideologues perhaps do not seem to know that India’s reputation as a “golden bird” flourished during the long centuries of Islamic rule. Islam gave India new culture, new music, new architecture, new language and literature and new cuisine and new safe dress code. If a few fanatic Hindus feel inferior standing in front of world famous Taj Mahal, who is at fault? If biriyani is the most popular food in India why blame Muslims?
It is said inferiority complex has no cure.

It appears, India now seeks to promote Hindu religious-racial supremacy in trying to catch up with the modern West. Like during the Peter the great, the semi-Westernized Russian elite’s tormented search for a native identity to uphold against the West, and failed, India is now attempting the same afresh. Russia in the post revolutionary era finally wanted to combat evil influences from the immoral West but collapsed all together. Today, Vladimir Putin quotes “The Russian Idea” and blames the West for the collapse says the west is intent upon humiliating Russia with the help of spies, NGOs, journalists. The wounded mindset of Indian elite is dragging the Hindus to permanent communal war.

Indian regime seems to use Muslims as its prime target in order to unite Hindu castes.
Many Congress people wanted get the party close to BJP and if that happens now or later, Muslims who trust the soft Hindutva Congress would be left on the streets.
Instead of waiting for that to happen eventuality, Muslims should hurry up to form their party to serve both Islam and Muslims.

Perhaps, as independent political party, Muslims can have truck with Congress or other parties to win seats and place in the government. They can cease to be beggars before other parties and think only in terms of Muslim community- and not for themselves alone as how it is happening now..

One expects a full length debate on the issue so that safety, security and well being of Muslims are legally ensured.

Muslims must stop worrying about the pathetic fate of most corrupt Congress party and now think about their own fate in India. Wake up to face the new reality!

Kerala model of Muslim politics is best suited to Muslims in other parts of India.

Time never waited for others, and now not for the Muslims to decide too long their destiny.

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*د. عبد راف *

Educationist, Prolific writer, Specialist on State Terrorism; Chronicler of Foreign occupations &
Freedom movements (Palestine, Kashmir, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan,
Xinjiang, Chechnya, etc.) Chancellor-Founder of Centor for International
Affairs(CIA); Commentator on world affairs & sport fixings, Expert on
Mideast Affairs, university teacher; Author of books/ebooks; Editor.

Unfortunately, today there is not even one Muslim nation
today practicing truly Islamic faith and life.
(Account: No 62310377429* -* CIF No:
78215311481- State Bank of Hyderabad, India) Phone: 91-8129081217

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Concept of Democracy Without Corruption


Concept of Democracy Without Corruption

By DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL

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Democracy without Corruption is a positive concept to effect political changes globally to make politics corruption-free in order to help ordinary common people enjoy life as free citizens. Thus far, everything in the world is meant only for the corrupt rich and corporate lords who are shielded by corrupt regimes.

Over decades of “democratic” rule, rather misrule, by various Indian political leaders black money has devalued Indian currency, raised prices of essentials, while the regime helped the rich and corporates to promote money laundering at will, transferring Indian wealth abroad by paying a meagre amount to the ruling parties as service charges.

Now more and more names of “patriotic” money laundering experts are coming out.

For India, then, democracy means corruption, both private and state.

Democracy without Corruption can work for the benefit of the nation and society only if the concept is introduced in the constitutions and implemented with true spirits. But the problem is politicians are increasingly greedy and do not want equality anywhere in the world. They sue the very ordinary masses who are being exploited by one and all to support their own causes for illegal wealth making that harm the people.

Today the notion of democracy is in-twined with corruption and one is not generally possible without the other. Development of democracy, therefore, assumes provision for rampant corruption in the country. However, corruption is possible even without any democracy in the system.

There is false notion equating democracy with elections, however fake those maybe. Elections are important but should be conducted without means of now prevalent money and muscle by the powerful parties and mafias. Those who spend huge money in the polls are only eager to get back the same in multiple times and encourage crimes to stay in power.

Corruption is common phenomenon all over the world, both in developed and underdeveloped worlds. In countries like India, no politics or poll is possible without engineering corrupt practices, endangering democracy and people on a large scale.

Consequently, common people, who form the majority of voters in India like any other country, suffer. Irrespective of religion, caste and creed, people are scared of corrupt practices of politicians who take it their prerogative to loot nation’s resources with assistance from equally corrupt bureaucrats and media lords.

Although corruption had existed when India got freedom from a corrupt Britain, Indian rulers have promoted corruption as a practical method to let the leaders grow rich and pampered some individual Indians to become billionaires quickly by misusing Indian regime nexus.

Like bribery, dowry system prevailing in India communities have exuberated the corruption system as well.

Though every ruling party or coalition promoted corruption, it was the Congress party that institutionalized corruption as a national shame. The government installed by Congress under economist Governor of reserve bank India and pro-IMF/WB Manmohan Singh has fixed final axe on the notion of politics without corruption. Every minister was given freedom to make mo wealth as they want and the PM, himself was eager to stay in power without getting elected by the people of India, and dramatically pretended he knew nothing about what was happening under his very innocent looking nose.

The obvious result was large scale corruption cases 2G Spectrum and coal mining scams which came to light that eventually brought down the Congress government and brought up the Hindutva communal party to power, for the first time in history as the legitimate rulers with independent majority of its own.

If the rulers really want to create democracies without corruption and other similar crimes, they certainly can achieve that goal fairly easier because the leaders are honest themselves and oppose corruption.

However, not every leader is honest and most of them want to use politics and power to mint money for themselves and families because they believe they have the right to take away as maximum as possible nation’s resources as “legitimate” service charges.

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For American and European leaders democracy primarily means elections that are mandatory to claim legitimacy to rule a nation. But is that enough for a true democracy? Is an election quite enough to conduct the nation’s endeavors honesty?

The great thinkers spread ideas of democracy and freedom with a view to establishing a global welfare society. But when applied to life by the politicians, the great ideas gave rise to corruption obstructing to equalization attempts even by a sincere state. The interconnection between democracy and corruption is well known and it has historical roots when a few persons tried, quite successfully, to control and swindle the national economy by raising the slogan of democracy, while the strong nations greedy of overseas wealth invaded countries on fictitious pretexts, including lack of democracy. All possible pretexts for exploitation and invasion continue even to this day when more people crave for democracy, seeking, at the same time, more wealth through any means.

Political corruption– the misuse by government officials of their governmental powers for illegitimate, usually secret, private gain– makes societal institutions totally corrupt.

Corruption is a very serious social and societal evil and it cuts into mass welfare and equality of chances, particularly for the have-nots. Developed countries have fewer problems thanks to huge resources available. In developing nations having fewer resources the practice of rampant corruption harmed the common people. Corruption generates economic distortions in the public sector by diverting public investment into capital projects where bribes and kickbacks are more plentiful. Officials may increase the technical complexity of public sector projects to conceal or pave way for such dealings, thus further distorting investment. Corruption also lowers compliance with construction, environmental, or other regulations, reduces the quality of government services and infrastructure, and increases budgetary pressures on government.

Corruption undermines economic development by generating considerable distortions and inefficiency. Economists argue that one of the factors behind the differing economic development in Africa and Asia is that in the former, corruption has primarily taken the form of rent extraction with the resulting financial capital moved overseas as well as invested at home. Individuals enter politics mainly to amaze, sustain and further enhance wealth. In the realm of corruption, East Asia is not different from West Asia, or South Asia from Central Asia, for instance.

Political parties in West as well as East, with no exceptions, thrive in corrupt politics and democracy provides convenient platforms for making as much wealth as it would be possible in a given situation. Corruption is all-pervasive passes through each and every branch of life and society. Anti-corruption agencies exist in addition to the corrupt bureaucracy and politicians network and they make very little or no difference to the corrupt world. In the absence of free or genuine media concerns, the corruption has emerged as an independent institution trying to get their share in the overall booty, though occasionally flashing out scams. Loyal media also play a hide-and -seek role in corruption investigation efforts.

The UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) came into force in December 2005 has made none to bother about evils of corruption.

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Capitalist imperialist specialists say larger the democracy, greater the scope for corruption. Conversely, in small democracies the struggle for resources is stiffer because of more demanders and fewer resources. This leads to conflicts and wars in and around. It looks as if no one can evade the corridors of corruption in the country. The dilapidation of democratic institutions the world over is a matter of shame. Illegal intimidation by the authorities charged with delivery of justice is not uncommon in the world today. Not only the Bush administration intervenes in justice administration of the authorities concerned in the USA , but also the nexus between politics and jurisprudence is alarming. In developing countries the condition is horrid.

Russian President’s anti-corruption drive in Russia is badly criticized in the US and West for obvious reasons : their own company interests are also affected. Countries like USA and UK just don’t pay any attention to corruption scandals involving top politicians and bureaucrats, while the media stand by the governments in their attempts to hide the dangerous tentacles in corrupt politics of democracies. Rather, the general attitude of the state and media is one of sympathy towards corruption as unavoidable or promotable evil in democracies. US elections begin with fund raising activities by the candidates of the Democratic and Republican parties in the country. This contributes to rampant corrupt practices after the elections when the ruling and opposition parties are supposed to satisfy those who had released sufficient funds for elections with privileges, posts and other sources of revenue. In other words, the very democratic process here begins with corruption.

Judges, especially the Chief Justice of any country, including CJ of a military regime could be so bold as to misuse his position for the benefit of his kith and kin, the condition in other types of countries, like so-called democracies, could be better left to imaginative power of thinkers.

India, UK and US do boast themselves of maintaining flourishing democracy, but they seldom admit that corruption defines the programmes in their countries. No one cares for that. And, if judiciary and law and order machinery could “perform” thus badly; imagine the conditions prevailing in other departments and in “minor” democracies.

There has been quite hue and cry over the removal of the CJP in Pakistan long ago, of course for military reasons. Those who make tall claims about democracy however fail to confess that democracy is in fact a farce and a technique to fool the people and enjoy the lion’s share of fruits of development by a select band of people. The corruption as malaise has deeper ramifications and a casual look at what is happening in the so-called democracies like India would remove the illusions of virtues of democracy and democratic values to some extent. Masses are needed only to cast votes and the rest in the resource sharing is left to the politicians and bureaucrats. Even there, the “free and fair” elections are nothing but a fiction generated by the election commissions. Corruption in various forms of misuse of authority and bribery takes its “legitimate” berth during the polls.

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Indian democracy can at best be funny because it allows corrupt politicians and bureaucrats to stay on in power by using judiciary. Central government competes with the states in promoting corruption. In states like Karnataka nothing gets done at any level of administration by paying the usual charges, unless the palm is greased. That is the exact position in Indian democracy wherever one goes. Corruption gets institutionalized when politicians, parties and bureaucrats amaze wealth earned for their “nationalistic and patriotic” services to nation and people.

Years ago, Lalu Prasad was removed by court orders from chief-ministership of Bihar on corruption charges, enabling his wife to come to power, but he could become a cabinet minister for Federal government controlling a huge ministry of railways which as the largest public sector undertaking transacts worth crores of rupees every day and employs maximum number of persons in the country. UP chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav does not know himself how much wealth he has amazed being in politics, as most of other politicians and bureaucrats in New Delhi and state capitals have no clear idea that their wealth is spread over so many areas and in various forms.

Jayalalithaa, former chief minister of Tamil Nadu in India, described by one of the most corrupt Chief ministers the state ever has had, outscoring her arch rival and present CM, Karunanidhi’s record in the field, has allegedly managed to evade legal punishment because the “understanding” between her and the Judges, bonded through brokers. She could use her huge money made from politics to get the best lawyers and influence the judges. She was in jail as part of punishment for her misdeeds. Not only she was safe, but she also became the chief minister again. In fact a bold Jayalalithaa would have staked her claim, if there were an award for the best corrupt chief minister of India . Her sophisticated corruption had made Karunanidhi look just an ordinary thief, who as the former chief minister had institutionalized corruption in the state by fixing prices for each and every job (from lowest to highest in every field, including education, law and order and judiciary), admissions to specialized and other courses as well as “services” rendered by the paid employees. The people have no reasons to forgive him for making even the police department corrupt by misusing them after appointing them by taking fixed amount for each category of the staff. But for Jayalalithaa’s mega scandals, Karunanidhi wouldn’t have come back to power again. Her scandals offered Karunanidhi olive leaf to appear to be a “decent” politician before the voters now, he continues to mint money with hi own people at the helm of affairs everywhere. His party, the DMK is also a coalition partner at the Central government, which is supposed to contain corruption in the country.

No political party is above luster and nobody enters politics if that were not to benefit them foremost. Not even those in Jammu and Kashmir where people fight for Independence. All parties in India have enormous wealth, including movable, running into thousands of crores of rupees and since it is an all-party affair, no one talks about it. Nor the media most of them are run by the political parties and their supporters, cannot be expected to raise any alarm over the proportion of wealth accumulated by the parties and politicians, unless, of course, a particular politician is to be targeted for personal vendetta. Muslim League leaders, having pretensions of uplifting the Muslims, don’t feel shy of amazing wealth both at party and individual levels. When every body else is rich, why not we, they would argue. Those swear by working class, like Communist Parties have taken full advantage of the democratic climate to add fortunes to their own arsenals. May be communist leaders have acquired lesser amount of wealth than the rest, but the parties have huge assets and hardly they speak about re-distribution of those resources.

Occasional interference from the Federal/Central government at New Delhi were only farcical efforts to fool the general public, because the ruling parties at the Centre are seen dirtier than the regional parties and oldest parties like Congress party, which is also legitimately the most corrupt party in the country, have nationalized corruption and used it as a weapon only to blackmail weak chief ministers. As agents of the Central/federal government, the Governors, who as active politicians or bureaucrats help promote corruption. Horse-trading during ministry formations when there is a hung Assembly is common in India

Parliament is not different from the Assembly in horse-trading. It then is the fault of the common people if they take the governors as decent administrators committed to country’s/state’s welfare. When governors and chief ministers are culprits for the scenario of corruption, one can image the type of Prime Minister India can proudly have from among these individuals. Can a President, drawn from this network, be expected to be Mr. Clean and efficient?

If one goes deeply in every member of State Assembly and Indian Parliament, a panoramic scene about nexus between democracy and corruption emerges and which would be threatening to any real believer in welfare of people. Suffix to take up a few random cases to elucidate the point clearly. When lawmakers become or behave like lawbreakers, there is very little that the judiciary can do, even if it desires. But Judges, who look upon the politicians and government for appointments and other favors, are not expected to rise above meanness when dealing with corruption cases and as a result some compromise formula is arrived that benefits the judges as well. There ends the fate of corruption cases in the country.

As politicians, bureaucrats, police and judges perform so meanness and money-minded, ably shielded by the loyal media run by wealthy magnets whose only concern seems to enlarge their establishments with the support of these “national” personalities, corruption is the net result. Blood relations always decide many issues in government appointments and training. It is well known feature that wives of officers and white-collar employees for several positions of NGOs and socio-political organizations. Here the influence of the level of position one holds in services is great. Sons and daughters are selectively chosen for positions and favors in democracies, where there exists a great variety of more eligible, better qualified and competent persons in fray.

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According to available sources, there is no country in the world where corruption doe snot take place at all. Corruption takes place every where since all regimes promote it as their practical policy and only in degree corruption differs in every nation.

All forms of government are susceptible to political corruption. Forms of corruption vary, but include bribery, extortion, cronyism, nepotism, patronage, graft, and embezzlement. While corruption may facilitate criminal enterprise such as drug-trafficking, money laundering, and trafficking, it is not restricted to these organized crime activities. In some nations corruption is so common that it is expected when ordinary businesses or citizens interact with government officials.

When socialism failed to check corruption, the issue has became very explosive, giving credit to the claims that corruption is inherent in any system developed my men because humans are essentially corrupt and not honest enough to undertake anti-corruption steps sincerely and achieve the corruption free democracy.

Bribery based corruption, promoted even by the regimes themselves indoors and abroad in trade etc, cannot be the base for democracy in any country. These regimes, acting as big bosses, lack moral authority to punish the corrupt people or gangs in the countries concerned.

Since parliament and state assemblies, controlled by the corrupt people, cannot be expected to pass laws to properly check corruption, only Indian judiciary can make India corruption. But for that to happen, the judges have to be away from bribery system. Judges should neither promote corruption as their principles nor become themselves victims of the bribery system.

Only honesty of judges can save India from corrupt elements in making a corruption-free nation.

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*د. عبد راف *

Educationist, Prolific writer, Specialist on State Terrorism; Chronicler of Foreign occupations &
Freedom movements (Palestine, Kashmir, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan,
Xinjiang, Chechnya, etc.) Chancellor-Founder of Centor for International
Affairs(CIA); Commentator on world affairs & sport fixings, Expert on
Mideast Affairs, university teacher; Author of books/ebooks; Editor.

Unfortunately, today there is not even one Muslim nation
today practicing truly Islamic faith and life.
(Account: No 62310377429* -* CIF No:
78215311481- State Bank of Hyderabad, India) Phone: 91-8129081217

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Indian politics: Communist leaders betrayed Left movement!


Indian politics: Communist leaders betrayed Left movement!

-DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL
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By supporting the Congress led UPA government, the Indian communist leaders have indeed been promoting the Congress party interests while Congress party itself is promoting the Hindutva forces for special “national” reasons.

World over, the communist movement has been dying a slow death as leaders promote corporate interests and consider the rich class as their trusted allies because they are funded by the corporates lords and rich guys.

With the strongest former communist leader Russian power is now far away from communist concerns and China is trying to be close ally of an unwilling America, Indian communists who had always looked to both Moscow and Beijing for guidance and help are the distressed and disappointed parties and they have no serious interests left for working class politics.

Promoted by the Congress government and the Indian communal system established by it, the Hindutva parties led by BJP became a serious threat to peace and harmony in the country as they incite violence though their public -hate speeches plus anti-secular literature.

Leftist movement in India, led by the CPM, found the emergence of Hindutva communal politics a serious threat not only to them but also to the nation at large in due course as the BJP allies are trying to dismantle the secular democratic fabric of India. This predicament forced the Left forces to support the Congress party at the centre and kept the minority regime in power for a long time. In exchange for these gestures, Congress party had offered the Speakership to the CPM.

When the Congress party faced problems in the parliament, the leftists willingly rescued the Congress government and it supported the infamous “Profit Bill” in order to save communist Speaker of Lok Sabha –parliament.

Communists face problems in their backyards like Kerala, West Bengal where Congress party is their main opponent. However, the communists lost West Bengal when a strong Bengali leader Mamata Banerjee emerged the popular leader in the state to defeat both Congress and communists. Her image as the common people’s pleaders also did not let the BJP to make its presence felt among Bengalis.

That the continued support of Communist parties to the Congress party in parliament has made them unpopular in Kerala and West Bengal and Tripura has now become the topic of heated debate in Left circles. In the absence of a leader like Mamata can help the communists in the pools to some extent.

Despite all their efforts to keep BJP out and Congress in, the BJP and other Hindutva parties have become the most formidable political outfits of India today.

It is not that communists are unaware of hidden secret nexus between Congress and Hindutva parties but the communists preferred to ignore that though indirect promotion of Hindutva parties to control Muslims in India has made India a seriously wounded fanatic nation. Maybe, communists had expected huge gains from Congress party but failed and now found themselves in the crossroads.

Moreover, the CPM and allies refused to form a third front to take both the congress and BJP on their horns. In fact they created obstacles in the formation of a credible third front, leaving wide open the poll scenario to BJP. AAP also has similar weaknesses.

However, true to their credentials, the CPM refuses to admit its folly of supporting the fast sinking Congress party, thereby harming their own prospects. Not only that. The Communists never criticized the corrupt policies of the Congress government. Some communists blame not their policies or tactics but the implementation part of them. So funny!

Congress party, in further pursuing the BJP economic policies snot, promotes corporatist interests and sacrificing the genuine interests of common people. Obviously, BJP has no concerns for common people, nor is working to remove corruption as it also opposed the Anna Hazare’s (and Arvind Kejriwal’s) anti-corruption movement. Price rises and extra taxes the Congress party introduced are the BJP agenda but the communist parties did not oppose them.

In fact, over years of passive approach to problems of common people with full commitment and sincere concern for them has generated a deformed leftist movement.

And, worse, there are no indications that the communist leaders will change their petrified mindset in the near future.
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Dr. Abdul Ruff, Specialist on State Terrorism; Educationalist;Chancellor-Founder of Centor for International Affairs(CIA); Independent Analyst-columnist;Chronicler of Foreign occupations & Freedom movements(Palestine,Kashmir, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Xinjiang, Chechnya, etc)
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Indian communal politics: Communist leaders betrayed Left movement!

Indian communal politics: Communist leaders betrayed Left movement!

-DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL
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By supporting the Congress led UPA the Indian communist leaders promoting Congress interests.
World over, the communist movement has been dying a slow death as leaders promote corporate interests and consider the rich class as their trusted allies because they are funded by the corperates lords and rich guys.
With the strongest former communist leader Russian power is now far away from communist concerns and China is trying to be close ally of an unwilling America, Indian communists who had always looked to both Moscow and Beijing for guidance and help are the distressed and disappointed parties and they have no serious interests left for working class politics.
Promoted by the Congress government and the Indian communal system established by it, the Hindutva parties led by BJP became a serious threat to peace and harmony in the country as they incite violence though their public -hate speeches plus anti-secular literature.
Leftist movement in India, led by the CPM, found the emergence of Hindutva communal politics a serious threat not only to them but also to the nation at large in due course as the BJP allies are trying to dismantle the secular democratic fabric of India. This predicament forced the Left forces to support the Congress party at the centre and kept the minority regime in power for a long time. In exchange for these gestures, Congress party had offered the Speakership to the CPM.
When the Congress party faced problems in the parliament, the leftists willingly rescued the Congress government and it supported the infamous “Profit Bill” in order to save communist Speaker of Lok Sabha -parliament
Communists face problems in their backyards like Kerala, West Bengal where Congress party is their main opponent. However, the communists lost West Bengal when a strong Bengali leader Mamata Banerjee emerged the popular leader in the state to defeat both Congress and communists. Her image as the common people’s pleaders also did not let the BJP to make its presence felt among Bengalis.
That the continued support of Communist parties to the Congress party in parliament has made them unpopular in Kerala and West Bengal and Tripura has now become the topic of heated debate in Left circles.
Despite all their efforts to keep BJP out and Congress in, the BJP and other Hindutva parties have become the most formidable political outfits of India today.
It is not that communists are unaware of hidden secret nexus between Congress and Hindutva parties but the communists preferred to ignore that though indirect promotion of Hindutva parties to control Muslims in India has made India a seriously wounded fanatic nation. Maybe, communists had expected huge gains from Congress party but failed and now found themselves in the crossroads.
Moreover, the CPM and allies refused to form a third front to take both the congress and BJP on their horns. In fact they created obstacles in the formation of a credible third front, leaving wide open the poll scenario to BJP. AAP also has similar weaknesses. .
However, true to their credentials, the CPM refuses to admit its folly of supporting the fast sinking Congress party, thereby harming their own prospects. Not only that. The Communists never criticized the corrupt policies of the Congress government. Some communists blame not their policies or tactics but the implementation part of them. So funny!

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*د. عبد راف *

Educationist, Prolific writer, Specialist on State Terrorism; Chronicler of Foreign occupations &
Freedom movements (Palestine, Kashmir, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan,
Xinjiang, Chechnya, etc.) Chancellor-Founder of Centor for International
Affairs(CIA); Commentator on world affairs & sport fixings, Expert on
Mideast Affairs, university teacher; Author of books/ebooks; Editor.

Unfortunately, today there is not even one Muslim nation
today practicing truly Islamic faith and life.
(Account: No 62310377429* -* CIF No:
78215311481- State Bank of Hyderabad, India) Phone: 91-8129081217

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Pakistan to approach UNHRC over Indian cross firing casualties

Pakistan to approach UNHRC over Indian cross firing casualties
(A Free Kashmir: Random Thoughts- 202)

DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL
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Both India and Pakistan have been struggling to prove that Kashmiris love or at least like them and they also love Kashmiris. Pakistan has somehow proved they and Kashmiris have somewhat common culture. But, failing to prove, India kills the Kashmiris.

Meanwhile Pakistan is mulling over raising the issue of ceasefire violations at the Line of Control (LOC) in Kashmir by the Indian Army at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Reportedly, Pakistan is to base its stance against India citing the said report at the UNHRC to highlight Indian aggression at the LoC.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to take up the LOC civilian causalities issue at the Working Group on Situations before the expiry of its existing set up. “Such kinds of decisions require approval from the highest level. The diplomatic authorities of Pakistan have recommended to the Prime Minister’s Secretariat to raise the issue of civilian causalities at the LoC at the platform of UN Working Group on Situations that is part of UNHRC. The five-member Working Group includes Pakistan and is represented by Ambassador (r) Zamir Akram. The other four member states that are represented by their respective representatives are Austria, Romania, Chile and Congo. The Working Group on Situations works on yearly bases, and implies that the existing Working Group would meet its term on December 31.

Presently, Pakistan has representation at an important UN forum, which it wants to use to expedite the issue. The diplomatic authorities are set to move in this regard a Working Group of the UNHRC where Pakistan has representation for the ongoing year.

On October 14, an observer mission from UNMOGIP visited the WB in Sialkot sector to review the security situation at Pakistani side in the areas affected by the Indian firing. The visit took place on the invitation of GHQ. The UN military observers had an aerial view of the Charpar, Charwah and Pakhial sectors in Sialkot and also conducted a ground mission of the forward posts in adjoining areas. Later, the UN delegates visited the Military Hospital and Combined Military Hospital in Sialkot where the victims were hospitalised. A military official said the UNMOGIP has conveyed to the GHQ that it is in the process of preparing its report on the recent visit to Pakistan’s eastern border areas.

Islamabad presently awaits a related assessment report being prepared by the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) following a recent visit of its observers to the areas of LoC and Working Boundary affected by the ceasefire violations.

Pakistan’s Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz has urged greater national unity to effectively tackle challenges being faced by the country, including the situation on the Line of Control and relations with India. Sartaj Aziz had recently written a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon seeking his intervention on the LoC issue and civilian causalities in Pakistani areas on part of Indian military. The UN’s revised Complaint Procedure system, according to the source, makes it easier for any state, group, international body or non-governmental organisation (NGO) to report human rights violations in any given region. “The civilian casualties as result of unprovoked firing plainly fall in the category of human rights violations,” the diplomat said adding that the input of the military’s General Headquarters (GHQ) has also been sought in this regard.

Aziz has called upon all politicians in Pakistan cutting across the political spectrum to have a common view about Indian threat to Pakistan and Kashmir. He asked the whole nation to get united and tell India that “we will never accept Indian supremacy or hegemony; will never forget the rights of Kashmiris; and will protect our vital interests, and India will have to be told that Pakistan in terms of military or defence has the capability to protect its vital interests and there should not be any doubt in this respect”, he said.

Aziz said it would also send a strong signal to India as well as the whole world. To a question, Sartaj Aziz said he saw ties with India at their low. However, he added that Pakistan would do its best to keep the relations normalized with no increase in tension, as the two countries could not afford it.

Pakistan is annoyed that the Indian prime minister wanted to normalise ties with Pakistan on India’s terms, which was based on the view that the issue of Kashmir should focus on bilateral trade and just ignore the Kashmir issue which should not be given importance and be put aside as a non-issue. That is why, Sartaj Aziz said, the Indian side cancelled the foreign secretary-level meeting on flimsy grounds.

“If Kashmir is not an issue, why have you deployed 700,000 troops in occupied Kashmir? Why are the troops from the two sides sitting eye-ball to eye-ball on LoC (Line of Control), and why the Kashmiris still are agitating for their rights?” he asked. Sartaj Aziz said this issue could not be wished away. “If meaningful talks are held, we can find a solution which is acceptable to the Kashmiris.” He said it was not just an issue between India and Pakistan but it was a matter of self-determination by the Kashmiris

Pakistan officially says Kashmir is the main issue and it should be solved and keeps reiterating its firm stand on Kashmir and India, assuring the besieged Kashmiris of Pakistan’s permanent support.

While India does not w seek more lands from Azad Kashmir, Pakistan seeks entire Jammu Kashmir to be parts of future Pakistan. India is firm that Jk is an integral part of India and no more questions need to be asked on the issue.

Pakistan’s decision to approach UNHRC over Indian cross firing casualties in Pakistan is a welcome one but will I will it really does that? And, if Pakistan does it, will any action would be forthcoming in terms of punitive measure?

The point is Palestine also keeps threatening to approach the International criminal court over the Israeli crimes in Palestine but it never did that. India is fast emerging as a prospective customer of Zionist terror goods and the new Modi government, further extending the Congress UPA regime’s military policy to trade its military trade with Mideastern criminal regime called Israel, has already announced purchase of huge arsenals of advanced terror systems from Tel Aviv, obviously to be used at the LOC Kashmir. . .

If Pakistan files it complaint, India would also quickly file its own version of “facts”. Moreover, India has more influenced in the West than Pakistan and as such nothing will happen to Pakistani compliant, as usual, because never ever India has been punished for its crimes in Kashmir. .

While Indi and Israel have become military terror rallies targeting Kashmiri Muslims and Palestinian Muslims, respectively, official Pakistan, as a subordinate to US imperialism, also maintains ties with criminal Israel, confusing the not only Kashmiris but even entire world seeking peace in South Asia. .

World watches Indo-Pakistani cross fires as the cricket fans watch the usual joint cricket exercises, fixed by teams and approved by big powers.

Kashmiris have to understand the logic behind Pakistan’s official support to them. Why does Pakistan stand by the Kashmiris?
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Like India, Pakistan also must prove their legitimacy for the annexation and occupation of Azad Kashmir and other parts that are already in Pakistan.

Pakistan is trying to impress the Kashmiris in Jammu Kashmir that the Pakistanis live for them while Indian military keeps killing the Kashmiri Muslims, leaving the Hindus there safe. .

In fact India and Pakistan have been attacking the Kashmiri region and not each other because Jammu Kashmir serves as a strong buffer zone to manipulate and terrorize the besieged Kashmiris.

If there is really enmity, Premier Modi would not have invited Pakistani premier Mian Sharif for his inaugural ceremony in May. Though that was seen as an attempt to showcase Pakistani support for India for whatever it does or does not or seeks from the big veto powers, still it is crystal clear that they do keep their hidden door for communication over Kashmir as joint occupiers. China which also occupies a part of Kashmir, has the advantage being a veto power .

The Kashmir issue is indeed thickly complicated and freedom groups should therefore take steps to make their presence in Jammu Kashmir assembly to protect their interests as well as of all other genuine Kashmiris that seek sovereignty. If all freedom groups unite themselves to form one party and contest the forthcoming elections with likeminded parties, they can even win the majority of seats.
If a Hyderabad based AIMIM Majlis party could win seats in Maharashtra polls as the newest party in the state, why not the freedom group does it more successfully in their own Kashmir?
The forthcoming elections scheduled for next month is a golden opportunity for the freedom parties to make their goals achievable. Indian government would treat them much better than how it has been dealing arrogantly with Kashmiri Muslims for years now.
Time is over ripe for Kashmiris to think about their own fate and destiny, rather than Pakistan’s or India’s and wrong steps taken by freedom groups can harm Kashmiri Muslims even more if they continue to ignore polls, thereby helping the major parties to endorse Indian occupational crimes by winning polls.

Future will not forgive the freedom groups they don’t reform their strategies as Israeli weapons are going to be added to Indian military arsenals in Jammu Kashmir.

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*د. عبد راف *

Educationist, Prolific writer, Specialist on State Terrorism; Chronicler of Foreign occupations &
Freedom movements (Palestine, Kashmir, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan,
Xinjiang, Chechnya, etc.) Chancellor-Founder of Centor for International
Affairs(CIA); Commentator on world affairs & sport fixings, Expert on
Mideast Affairs, university teacher; Author of books/ebooks; Editor.

Unfortunately, today there is not even one Muslim nation
today practicing truly Islamic faith and life.
(Account: No 62310377429* -* CIF No:
78215311481- State Bank of Hyderabad, India) Phone: 91-8129081217

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Elections for Jammu Kashmir: Freedom groups should participate!

Elections for Jammu Kashmir: Freedom groups should participate!

(A Free Kashmir: Random Thoughts-201)

-DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL

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Jammu Kashmir is still reeling under the heavy burden of natural havoc in the form of bloods However, as the current six-year term of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly ends on January 19 and seeking to legitimize its continued occupation to the world bodies, including UN and UNSC, Indian government which occupies and controls Jammu Kashmir has decided to hold poll in November-December. .

Brushing aside reservations of ruling National Conference, the Election Commission decided to go ahead with holding Assembly polls in flood-devastated Jammu and Kashmir and announced a five-phased schedule between November 23 and December 20. Polling will take place on November 25, December 2, 9, 14 and 20, Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath said at a press conference here. Counting of votes will take place on December 23, he said.

With the announcement of elections, the Model Code of Conduct comes into effect immediately.

National Conference had expressed reservations to holding of polls at present because of the devastation caused by floods last month. Asked whether it was the right decision to hold polls in Jammu and Kashmir in view widespread destruction caused by floods, Sampath said the calamity will have no “special impact” on polls. He said post-flood situation, along with other aspects like climate, festivals and law and order situation, have been taken into account while deciding the poll schedule. “Except for one political party, most of the political parties (in Jammu and Kashmir) were in favour of holding elections on time. They said there is no reason, no justification for delaying the polls. The EC’s mandate is to hold elections on time,” he said.”The Commission has made two-stage verification before announcing the poll schedule. In the first phase, the Commission had sent its senior officials who held elaborate discussion with the stake holders. “This was followed by a visit by full Commission which held talks with political parties and all stake holders. Barring one political party, all others favoured holding of elections on time and also made it clear that there was no justification for delaying the polls,” he said.

On whether the flood furry will have an impact on polling percentage in the state, Sampath said there was no such information. “The stake holders have told the Commission there won’t be much of impact on the voter turnout,” he said.

Notification for the first phase of polling in the state having 72.25 lakh voters will be issued on October 28.

The first phase of polling on November 25 will cover 15 assembly seats. These include three in Baramulla, two in Srinagar, four in Ladakh and six in Udhampur. Nine each assembly seats in Kashmir and Jammu regions will be going to polls in the second phase on December two. Of these, maximum of six are in Udhampur, five in Baramulla, four in Anantnag and three in Jammu.

The notification for the second phase will be issued on November seven with date of polling December two. The third phase, for which polling will be held on December 9, will cover remaining seven seats of Baramulla Parliamentary constituency, five seats in Budgam of central Kashmir and four from Anantnag. The fourth phase, for which notification will be issued on November 19 and polling held on December 14, will cover nine assembly seats of prestigious Srinagar city, seven remaining seats of Anantnag and two from Jammu parliamentary seat. Five seats of Udhampur Parliamentary seat and 15 of Jammu area, covering the nine assembly seats of Jammu city, will go to polls in the final phase on December 20. The term of the present Assembly was till January 19, next year and as per the rules a new government should take charge at the close of the date. .

The CEC said steps have been taken to ensure free and fair elections by creating an atmosphere in which each elector is able to access the polling station without being obstructed or being unduly influenced or intimidated by anybody. As many as 10,015 polling booths will be set up for facilitating 77.25 lakh voters to exercise their franchise. In last assembly elections held in 2008, the state had witnessed a good voter turnout of 61 per cent during seven-phased polling despite winters and decided the fate of 1354 candidates which included 517 independents.

Elections help India claim legitimacy over JK and democracy in Jammu Kashmir. Apart from Congress party, National Conference, PDP, BJP, independent parties and individuals also contest the poll. However, the freedom movement groups do not participate in the polls saying that they will not contest an election so long along as Kashmir is occupied. This disallows the world to know how serious the people of Kashmir about freedom are.

Staying away from poll only helps the corrupt and arrogant government to deal with Kashmiri Muslims the way it deems fit and it does not solve their problems as one expects the freedom leaders also to decide to part take in polls in alliance with likeminded major parties of JK like PDP. And help people of Kashmir to determine their future.

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*د. عبد راف *

Educationist, Prolific writer, Specialist on State Terrorism; Chronicler of Foreign occupations &
Freedom movements (Palestine, Kashmir, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan,
Xinjiang, Chechnya, etc.) Chancellor-Founder of Centor for International
Affairs(CIA); Commentator on world affairs & sport fixings, Expert on
Mideast Affairs, university teacher; Author of books/ebooks; Editor.

Unfortunately, today there is not even one Muslim nation
today practicing truly Islamic faith and life.
(Account: No 62310377429* -* CIF No:
78215311481- State Bank of Hyderabad, India) Phone: 91-8129081217

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Elections for Jammu Kashmir: Freedom groups should participate!

 

Elections for Jammu Kashmir: Freedom groups should participate!

(A Free Kashmir: Random Thoughts-201)

-DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL

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Jammu Kashmir is still reeling under the heavy burden of natural havoc in the form of  bloods  However, as the current six-year term of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly ends on January 19 and seeking to  legitimize its continued occupation to the world bodies, including UN and UNSC, Indian government which occupies and controls Jammu Kashmir has decided to hold poll in November-December. .

 

Brushing aside reservations of ruling National Conference, the Election Commission decided to go ahead with holding Assembly polls in flood-devastated Jammu and Kashmir and announced a five-phased schedule between November 23 and December 20. Polling will take place on November 25, December 2, 9, 14 and 20, Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath said at a press conference here. Counting of votes will take place on December 23, he said.

With the announcement of elections, the Model Code of Conduct comes into effect immediately.

National Conference had expressed reservations to holding of polls at present because of the devastation caused by floods last month. Asked whether it was the right decision to hold polls in Jammu and Kashmir in view widespread destruction caused by floods, Sampath said the calamity will have no “special impact” on polls. He said post-flood situation, along with other aspects like climate, festivals and law and order situation, have been taken into account while deciding the poll schedule. “Except for one political party, most of the political parties (in Jammu and Kashmir) were in favour of holding elections on time. They said there is no reason, no justification for delaying the polls. The EC’s mandate is to hold elections on time,” he said.”The Commission has made two-stage verification before announcing the poll schedule. In the first phase, the Commission had sent its senior officials who held elaborate discussion with the stake holders. “This was followed by a visit by full Commission which held talks with political parties and all stake holders. Barring one political party, all others favoured holding of elections on time and also made it clear that there was no justification for delaying the polls,” he said.

On whether the flood furry will have an impact on polling percentage in the state, Sampath said there was no such information. “The stake holders have told the Commission there won’t be much of impact on the voter turnout,” he said.

Notification for the first phase of polling in the state having 72.25 lakh voters will be issued on October 28.

The first phase of polling on November 25 will cover 15 assembly seats. These include three in Baramulla, two in Srinagar, four in Ladakh and six in Udhampur. Nine each assembly seats in Kashmir and Jammu regions will be going to polls in the second phase on December two. Of these, maximum of six are in Udhampur, five in Baramulla, four in Anantnag and three in Jammu.

The notification for the second phase will be issued on November seven with date of polling December two. The third phase, for which polling will be held on December 9, will cover remaining seven seats of Baramulla Parliamentary constituency, five seats in Budgam of central Kashmir and four from Anantnag. The fourth phase, for which notification will be issued on November 19 and polling held on December 14, will cover nine assembly seats of prestigious Srinagar city, seven remaining seats of Anantnag and two from Jammu parliamentary seat. Five seats of Udhampur Parliamentary seat and 15 of Jammu area, covering the nine assembly seats of Jammu city, will go to polls in the final phase on December 20. The term of the present Assembly was till January 19, next year and as per the rules  a new government should take charge at the close of the date. .

The CEC said steps have been taken to ensure free and fair elections by creating an atmosphere in which each elector is able to access the polling station without being obstructed or being unduly influenced or intimidated by anybody. As many as 10,015 polling booths will be set up for facilitating 77.25 lakh voters to exercise their franchise. In last assembly elections held in 2008, the state had witnessed a good voter turnout of 61 per cent during seven-phased polling despite winters and decided the fate of 1354 candidates which included 517 independents.

 

Elections help India claim legitimacy over JK and democracy in Jammu Kashmir. Apart from Congress party, National Conference, PDP, BJP, independent parties and individuals also contest the poll.  However, the freedom movement groups do not participate in the polls saying that they will not contest an election so long along as Kashmir is occupied.  This disallows the world to know how serious the people of Kashmir about freedom are.

Staying away from poll only helps the corrupt and arrogant government to deal with Kashmiri Muslims the way it deems fit and it does not solve their problems as one expects the freedom leaders also to decide to part take in polls in alliance with likeminded major parties of JK like PDP. And help people of Kashmir to determine their future.

____________________________________

*د. عبد راف *

Educationist, Prolific writer, Specialist on State Terrorism; Chronicler of Foreign occupations &
Freedom movements (Palestine, Kashmir, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan,
Xinjiang, Chechnya, etc.) Chancellor-Founder of Centor for International
Affairs(CIA);  Commentator  on world affairs & sport fixings, Expert on
Mideast Affairs, university teacher; Author of books/ebooks; Editor.

Unfortunately, today there is not even one Muslim nation
today practicing  truly Islamic faith and life.
(Account: No 62310377429* -* CIF No:
78215311481- State Bank of Hyderabad, India)  Phone: 91-8129081217

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C.H. Muhammad Koya- Great Son of India!

 

C.H. Muhammad Koya- Great Son of India!

-DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL

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Life and work of former Kerala chief minister C. H. Mohammed Koya, who worked to give Kerala Muslims a status as equal citizens that made them in due course stand with some prestige that they enjoy today, should help Indian Muslims to live with honour in India.

 

Muslims of Kerala state marked with profound sense of respect and admiration the 35th anniversary of C.H. Mohammed Koya assuming power as Kerala’s Chief Minister on 12th October 1979. C.H. Mohammed Koya was the first and only Muslim chief minister Kerala state has seen and contribution to the state he had made during his brief period of CM position as well as a minister for long period has been admired by one all.

 

A simple function was organized in Thiruvananthapuram on 20th October as part of the anniversary programme at Trivandrum Press Club in which many important persons praised the simple person C.H. Mohammed Koya that he was but highly productive nature of work done by Koya for the people of Kerala. Prominent people of Kerala who had personal experience with Koya also dwelt about this infallible character and concern for the backward Malappuram region with poor people which he developed as new district. Today Malappuram is no less important than other districts.  Educational and economic levels of the region have improved stead fast, especially with Gulf jobs for them.

 

Among the speakers, M.M Hassan, the Vice President of Kerala  state Congress party, Onakkur Joseph, Abdul Wahab, among others detailed  their experiences with Koya, detailing his qualities as  minister and human.  Shockingly,  the Muslim league leaders like E.H. Ahmad, former central minister, M.K. Muneer, son of CH Muhammad Koya and a minister in the UDF ministry of  state,  did not attend the  meeting, citing some vague reasons.  The electricity was cut a few times in the hall during the  meeting for no specified reasons, though the state secretariat is just nearby. In fact, the electric problem started when the Imam of Palayam mosque began reciting  relevant verses from Holy Quran.  Maybe, that is only a coincidence and not a deliberate attempt to  disrupt the meeting.

 

As the chief architect of modern Malabar and the force behind the establishment of University of Calicut, CH Muhammed Koya has done maximum for the uplift the region and people.  One of most sincere statesmen in Kerala, C.H. Mohammed Koya was born on July 15 1927 at Attoli of Calicut district as the son of Ahmed Musliyar and Mariyumma. His father was a countryside doctor and a specialist in Yunani Medicine. The family had to face many hardships in their life. At high School was his primary experience of politics. His child education from his father and mother and the primary education passes at Kongannur Aided Elementary School and next stage education was at Velur Mappila Elementary School and Quilandi Board High School. He was the one of the great and unmemorable leader in the Kerala Political History.

 

 

C.H. Mohammed Koya was an Indian politician and the tenth Chief Minister of Kerala. He served from October 12, 1979 to December 1, 1979. His term of just 54 days is the shortest term ever by a Chief Minister to this date. He experienced his first taste of politics right from his high school. He was actively involved with the IUML. In his early years, he served a short term in the Kurumpranad District Muslim League committee and later in the Municipal Office in Calicut. In 1951, he was elected to the National Executive of the IUML and shortly afterwards, was elected the Councilor of Calicut Municipality. Mohammed Koya was elected into the Kerala Legislative Assembly from the Tanur constituency in 1960. C.H. Mohammed Koya defeated K.P. Kuttikrishnan Nair of the Indian National Congress.

 

Seethi Sahib guided CH to this path, it was. He would do nothing without consulting him. Of course there is no doubt that it was Syed Abdur Rahman Bafaqi who raised CH giving him all the necessary essential of life. But who influenced CH intellectually was Seethi Sahib, besides Ismail Sahib (one of the founding members of Indian Union Muslim League). His chief mentor, both in personal life and political career, was Syed Abdur Rahman Bafaqi Thangal, to whom he was indebted for all his achievements.

 

Despite being one of the youngest members in the Assembly, he was known for his charisma and the flair with which he discharged his duties. When Muslim league quit the political alliance at State level, Mohammed Koya resigned Speakership and contested the ensuing Parliamentary Poll successfully from the Calicut constituency. Again, in the State Assembly elections held in 1967, he won by a vast majority, contesting from Mankada constituency. He was the Education Minister in the cabinet headed by Shri E.M.S. Namboodiripad. He continued to retain his Education portfolio in succeeding ministries headed by C. Achutha Menon, K. Karunakaran, A.K. Antony till the Ninth ministry headed by P.K. Vasudevan Nair. As Education minister he was instrumental in formulating many plans that has helped Kerala reach the forefront in the education sector in India. On June 9, 1961 he became the Speaker of the Kerala Legislative Assembly after the sudden demise of K.M. Seethi Sahib. He took oath in the name of Allah at the legislative assembly.

 

On October 12, 1979 C.H.Mohammed Koya became the Chief Minister of Kerala and his term continued to December 1, 1979. He was the Deputy Chief Minister in the next United Democratic Front (UDF) ministry headed by K. Karunakaran. Continuing in the seat even after the ministry was re-constituted in 1982, after the General Election, Koya stayed there till his untimely demise in the ensuing year, but could not become CM again.

CH Muhammed Koya was a good leader among minority Muslims in Kerala. C.H was the main architect cum founder of Calicut University. Northern Kerala was very backward in the educational field. The university was established to uplift its people and make them capable of facing the challenges of the modern life. C.H.Mohammed Koya Library is an Academic library, affiliated with Calicut University has a collection of 95000 volumes, promoting quality research. The C H Mohammed Koya Library in the campus of the University of Calicut and the Haji C.H. Mohamed Koya College for Advanced Studies under the University of Kerala at Thiruvananthapuram are named in his honour.

 

CH maintained good ties with the Arab leaders as well. It was following C.H.’s efforts that Arabic teachers in Kerala began to enjoy equal opportunities as their colleagues in government run schools and colleges. Former chief of Sharia Court, Sharjah said: “The history of Indian Muslims is incomplete without the name of Muhammad Koya” It is impossible to speak of CH without a personal touch because it was he who led me to active politics. I had never cherished a dream to enter politics. The only ambition in life was to become a lawyer. I would not say that he disliked me becoming lawyer, but he disallowed me. Whenever I would enter court, he would send for me. Once during a conversation, he asked me to enter the ‘Court of people’ than the ‘Court of law’. Some elders disliked the youthful fervor put forward by people like CH and me. We were trying to infuse new ideas and tactics. When criticism would take serious turn, I used to say to CH “why to enter these quarrels. Why not pursue a career in academics or profession?” CH replied, “My friend, tomorrow we are the ones to lead. How will that happen if we fear these old ones?” He was a true leader forever!

 

After the partition, many leading Muslim personalities, fearing Hindu fanaticism and anti-Muslim crimes, left for Pakistan. It was iron-willed choice of Seethi Sahib to stay back on his motherland that later paved a path for a political leadership for Muslims in India. Later when Jawaharlal Nehru asked him to dismiss the League, he replied in a convincing tone “I have no authority to do so” referring to the trust that the community had put in him. “Let us have a mainstream of our community and let us also have to merge that mainstream with the national mainstream, keeping the identity of our community as enshrined in the constitution” wrote CH when he was at Delhi. ‘What a quotable quote has Ch written’ exclaimed the colleague who read the letter. Once when he was the chief minister, the opposition leader said in protest, “Chief Minister, you should understand that we are sitting here as opposition”. CH replied, “Honorable opposition leader, I understand what you mean by ‘opposition’. But it is not right to say ‘sitting’ opposition because you are always ‘standing opposition’. The assembly burst in laughter. CH gave instant replies that sealed the lips of his opponents. Although many had differences political differences with him, everyone around him enjoyed his sense of humor.

 

Satire was the domain special to CH. His literary reviews were also full of humor. He brought to life the characters in the novels of Vaikom Mohammed Basheer- the legendary novelist of Kerala whose works have been translated to several European languages.

 

 

Unlike the hypocritical attitude of other political parties, Indian Union Muslim League never hesitated in declaring that it stood for the interest of its community. C.H was bold enough to declare this even in his short-lived Chief Ministry. He spoke thus while being the Chief Minister of Kerala in the assembly, “I am a sincere Muslim. I will not compromise on the privileges of my community. Nor will I snatch the rights of other communities.’

CH was persistent in fighting for the rights of his community. But at the same time he would not snatch what was due to other community. This is what CH taught us. He had to face great criticism even from his own circles. But at the same time he had a sense humor even while facing hardships. He would not leave anyone from criticism. Once there were rumors in the press about differences between him and then chief minister, K. Karunakaran. While talking to the press reporters, he said, “It is true that there are differences between me and chief minister. When having tea, he drinks it with sugar while I have without it.”

 

Whenever his community’s prestige was questioned, CH fought back with this pen and tongue. Once when he was the Minster of Public works, the opposition raised questions about the lack of construction of roads and bridges. CH gave a ‘befitting excuse’ to them saying, “I like to build them as soon as possible. But the honorable Chief Minister seated here does not require roads and bridges to travel. His car can go over any marshy paddy fields. But my fellow MLAs cannot do so” joked CH while hinting to the chief minister to speed up the concerned files. Even his own colleagues could not escape his criticism. The political sincerity that CH held was the path that Syed PMSA Pookoya followed, what Syed Bafaqi led and what Seethi Sahib preached. When the Communists government came to power in Kerala, the Vasudevan Nayar, the then Chief Minister, tried to lure to CH saying “CH! How long will you sit there in opposition?” He responded immediately saying “As long as you sit there (as ruling party), I will be seated here”!

Some Muslim leaders from Kerala had gone to Delhi accepting the invitation of Ms Indira Gandhi, the then Indian prime Minister. As they reached her home, they had to wait for some time. When they saw the children playing in the compound, CH intended to play with them. When others refused, he convinced them saying “My dear friends! They are the future prime Ministers of India”. How can we forget that simplicity of CH?

 

 

Anti-Islamic Hindus, among others who could not stand a Muslim becoming CM, had accused him of being a communalist. But the same accusers addressed him as the greatest nationalist when he died. Those who called him a radical later called praised him as a broad -minded politician.

Now the Muslim League functions as a subordinate party of the Congress party.

 

 

In pursuing as a national policy of secular, democratic India to deny Muslims any chances for becoming Premier and Chief-ministers, Kerala political parties and leaders promote only non-Muslims to become chief ministers of the state, while they deliberately and very tactfully oppose any Muslim leaders becoming chief minister.

 

 

Koya’s help made Muslims deserving dignity and his good intentions and best wishes have kept the Muslims in Kerala in good stead, though prospering in Mideast and in turn making Kerala economically strong. His Honesty and Public awareness is very popular and well known to all Kerala. He was the representative of the Indian Union Muslim League.

 

Today, Muslim leaders are available in the ruling Congress party to be considered for promotion as chief minister but for some bogus and vague Hindutva reasons the party leadership refuses any senior Muslim leader to assume chief-minstership. Besides, the Muslim League (AIML) which is a collation partner of ruling UDF with second largest MLAs to sustain the government against the LDFs  rigorous efforts to  win over a couple of MLAs to pull down the Congress led government. However, the Muslim League does not resort to blackmail tactics to get from UDF at least Deputy CM post which legitimately deserves.

 

it is really Indian absurdity that even though Muslims in Kerala constitute  about 30% of the  population,  Muslims are denied their  right to become the CM of the state.   By  appeasing anti-Muslim forces in the country,  the Congress party has deliberately kept the Muslim leadership in its control, not allowing them to  become really genuine  leaders of the community and state and country.  As a result, Muslim leaders just work as paid vote bank agents and are  deceiving the community.

 

 

Indian Parliament could pass a law to make a minority member Deputy CM, if Hindu leader is the CM so that Muslim leaders also get a chance to become CM in due course. Secular democracy is not joke.

 

 

  1. H. Mohammed Koya who did everything possible to uplift his community and region, apart from working for the Kerala state, died on September 28 at the Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad in 1983.

 

Before death, Mohammed Koya served the cause of Kerala state, its poor people, development of backward regions.  Muslims in the state gradually got empowered by his compassion towards the poor.  By founding Calicut University in Malappuram, he helped the poor Muslims also to get educated in order to make a better living.

 

Kerala Muslim leaders have lessons to learn from Koya’s illustrated life.

A great son of India. May Allah enlighten his grave!
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*د. عبد راف *

Educationist, Prolific writer, Specialist on State Terrorism; Chronicler of Foreign occupations &
Freedom movements (Palestine, Kashmir, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan,
Xinjiang, Chechnya, etc.) Chancellor-Founder of Centor for International
Affairs(CIA);  Commentator  on world affairs & sport fixings, Expert on
Mideast Affairs, university teacher; Author of books/ebooks; Editor.

 
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