Back to stone age: Animal worship and human slaughter in India!
Dr. Abdul Ruff
No one has an exact idea today as to what is in store for India as Hindutva forces have been on onslaught of democratic traditions of the universe. The trend was started with forced open conversion from Christianity and Islam into Hinduism by Hindutva stalwarts who think that the Indian masses nation by offering a candidate to rule the nation have also approved whatever they want to do in the name of Hinduism.
Now the Hindutva lords, operating behind both the prime minster Narendra Modi and Indian president Pranab Mukherjee, have begun killing people who eat or kill cows because the Hindutva forces all of a sudden realized that the cows are their gods (wandering on streets for food?), and they are more important than the India’s foremost cricket god Sachin Tendulkar, considered as their own god by Indian regime and parliament plus corporate lords. Hindutva forces and the BJP government have thus crated a sense of fear and uncertainty among the voters.
These Hindutva fanatics claim they worship cows and therefore would kill those who kill cowls for meat. Hindus have not voted the BJP and allies not for banning cow meat consumption.
BJP is now w focusing on polls for Uttar Pradesh assembly and it wants to win UP so that it could proceed with its pet mandir project at the site of historic Babri mosque which is located in UP.
The BJP and PM Modi play double roles in the cow vs. human issue. The top party brass swung into action after Modi, who has been criticised for not doing enough to rein in party hotheads, conveyed his anger over the controversy sparked by the comments of these leaders.
The Union Culture Minister and Hindutva leader Sakshi Maharaj have been at the centre of a series of controversies over their right-wing comments. Asked whether Shah had warned them over remarks on beef issue, Union Minister Mahesh Sharma said “nothing like this” had happened while MP Sakshi Maharaj said no explanation was sought from him. Maharaj claimed that he met Shah over issues related to his constituency Unnao in UP. Asked about his controversial remarks that there was a reaction to every action after a man was lynched in Dadri over rumours that he had eaten and stored beef, Maharaj, fearing arrest, said he never justified the incident and “a murder is a murder”.
With BJP under fire over controversial remarks of its leaders on Dadri and beef row, party chief Amit Shah has cracked the whip and warned them against making such remarks after Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed “extreme displeasure” on the comments. Shah has pulled up Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, Union Minister Mahesh Sharma, MP Sakshi Maharaj warning them against making such comments that threaten to derail the development agenda of the Modi government. Shah told them that the lynching of a man in Dadri over rumours that he had eaten and stored beef was essentially a failure of the state government in maintaining law and order and BJP had nothing to do with it. Their controversial remarks deflected the attention from the Samajwadi Party dispensation and turned the spotlight on BJP.
In Mumbai, where the BJP and Siva Sena are spearheading anti-Islam hatred politics, a Muslim from Kerala was killed by saying he was Pakistani and eats cow meat. The very use of Pakistan is a very safe reason to attack or kill Muslim in India. Kerala government has not protested against the murder .
The Cow god issue has reached even the troubled Kashmir where the Hindutva forces under the protection of BJP shared government, targets Muslims. There is heavy security in parts of the Kashmir Valley today after clashes on Sunday over the death of Zahid Ahmed, a young trucker who was attacked 10 days ago over cow slaughter rumours. Zahid Ahmed was attacked on October 9 and his truck set on fire by a group of around eight people in Jammu’s Udhampur after rumours that three cows had been killed. He died in Delhi yesterday.
Officials say tests revealed that the cows had died of food poisoning and rumours of slaughter were circulated to provoke communal tension in the Hindu-majority area. Hours after news of Zahid’s death on Sunday, clashes broke out with angry protesters throwing stones at the police in Anantnag. The police used batons and teargas to push the protesters back. Exams in the Kashmir University and schools today have been postponed and traffic on the Srinagar-Jammu highway has been suspended.
In the wake of the death of a truck conductor Zahid Rasool Bhat, who was allegedly attacked by a mob at Udhampur on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway on October 9, a complete shutdown is being observed across the Kashmir valley. The shutdown was called by Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Yasin Malik and has been supported by both factions of Hurriyat conference and trade unions.
The attack on Bhat was seen by many as an after-effect of a beef party hosted by independent legislator Engineer Rashid in Srinagar. Freedom leaders and separatists have called for a shutdown to protest against the death of Zahid Ahmed, believed to be in his early twenties, amid special police arrangements for his funeral at his village in Anantnag, 56 km from Srinagar. Independent lawmaker Engineer Rashid has compared the attack on Zahid to the mob killing on September 28 of a Muslim man in Uttar Pradesh’s Dadri over rumours that he had beef in his house. Earlier this month, Engineer Rashid was thrashed by a group of his BJP colleagues for hosting a beef party, which left the ruling PDP red-faced.
The incident led to an uproar in the Jammu and Kashmir assembly on Saturday, with the opposition seeking a reply from the ruling BJP-PDP government. The Jammu Kashmir government on Sunday appealed for peace, with Chief Minister Mufti Sayeed saying: “I have no words to condemn the dastardly act which consumed the life of a poor and innocent young boy for no fault of his”. In the state assembly, the opposition National Conference of former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has blamed the BJP, which rules Jammu and Kashmir in alliance with the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Mr Abdullah said it was a “needless death” in the name of beef ban for which the “BJP and its allies” were responsible.
Seven men, all local, have been arrested for the attack on Zahid. The main accused, however, is yet to be caught. Many of the arrested men have a criminal record. The authorities have as usual deployed police and CRPF jawans at various places to check the violent protests. Authorities have, as usual, also placed several separatist leaders under house arrest. Strict restrictions have been imposed on movement of people in Anantnag and Bijbehara police station areas in South Kashmir. Similar restrictions have been imposed in six police station areas of Srinagar — M R Gunj, Nowhatta, safa kadal, maisuma, Rainawari and Khanyar.
The crux of the issue is the President of India Pranab Mukherjee is expected to uphold Indian Constitution by stopping all such nonsensical operations by Hindutva zealots. Constitution cannot left to the fanatic sections of Hindutva to dictate their own terms to Indian secularism and democracy.
It is quite likely that Pranab Mukherjee is calculating the political gains his Congress party would achieve from the animal-versus human conflict. If it is so, he is not a statesman but just a politician occupying Presidential palace legally. If he still makes political calculations and maintains a dead silence over the issue, he is unfit to a statesman and unfit to the President of the nation.
India now behaves like Israel where the military is empowered to kill any Palestinian at will and Israeli president also maintains discreet silence over genocides of Palestinians committed by Zionist army. By inaction Indian president also approves the murders of Muslims taking place off and on in the country.
It is, therefore, impossible to predict what exactly the ‘victorious’ BJP government and resurgent Hindutva forces would do henceforth against Muslims in the country and to Islam. But the Congress party certainly hopes to benefit greatly from the BJP’’s aggressive Hindutva agenda being pursed with arrogance. It won’t be surprising if the political Muslims working for the Congress party as paid agents would like to watch more murders of Muslims so that their party could come back to power.