India – Religion and Political Dichotomy

August 11, 2020

India – Religion and Political Dichotomy

Part 1 – Identity Politics

Padmini Arhant

Dissertation on religion, sainthood and anachronism.

ReligionThe interpretation in Indian language Dharm meaning principle is the foundation to inner peace and resolve to deal with any challenges in life.

Unfortunately, religion misused as the axis of power. It is convenient for those in politics to assert  fundamentalism and sectarianism subverting religion to remain in power despite colossal failure in meeting basic expectations in governance beginning with economy, health crisis and national security allowing enemy incursions viz. China in the Himalayan and north eastern Indian territory violating sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Indian government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi focus to establish Hindu state touted Hindu Rashtra stoke unnecessary sentiments anchored on polarization though Hindus’ economic and social status are not better or different from non-Hindus such as muslims and various religious social denominations in secular India.

The wanton endeavor  is nothing more than a distraction to shift public frustration and dissatisfaction on status quo. The economic struggles among the middle class, lower income and the poor regardless of social and religious category have reached crescendo in the absence of effective economic plan.

In fact the economic status nationwide has significantly declined with soaring unemployment in formal and informal sectors well before the pandemic onset. The lack of prudent economic policy plummeted economic growth, drowned business opportunities leading to economic descend in the middle class representing the large consumer base and raised poverty among the lower income segments and the poor bereft of any income only worsened in the ravenous corona virus consuming lives at a rapid rate.

Socially, the caste orientation predominantly for political advantage by all parties in Indian politics desperately rely on divisive strategy. Nonetheless, the Hindutva ideologue RSS run BJP government heavily invested in identity politics targeting muslims in religion besides christians and other faiths on the brink of isolation. RSS radicalism does not spare Hindus either.

Among Hindus the so-called Dalits and overwhelming population grouped on caste basis i.e. the untouchables in modern era relegated to scheduled caste (SC) and scheduled tribe (ST) while the rest deemed backward caste (BC) and other backward castes (OBC) in the proud caste system ironically existing since the dawn of independence now buttressed under PM Narendra Modi’s rule.

There is no doubt BJP’s heightened nationalism missing in action in defending Indian frontiers against China resulting in at least 32 Indian defense personnel martyrdom in the past months on treacherous terrain above 14,000 feet with ongoing standoff is off political radar directing national attention on fundamentalist doctrine via temple construction on embattled site in Ayodhya and controversial national education policy enforcing mandatory learning of Hindi and Sanskrit, the latter until lately exalted as God’s language and declared exclusive in communication between the self-proclaimed upper caste brahmin priests and deities in Hindu temples.  

The caste hierarchy have long oppressed and suppressed the natives and indigenous people along side colonial brutality in pre and post independence India. The resistance to any improvement let alone abolition of abhorrent casteism brimming more than ever even during the former UPA government under non-Hindu and non-Indian leadership of Sonia Gandhi, whose next of kin and political heir Rahul Gandhi never shied away from bragging about the family background in self-reference to presumptuous upper caste brahmin wearing Janeu, the supposedly sacred thread adorned by brahmin males which in turn is an identity theft gotten away in misrepresentation over centuries semblance to contemporary event and conduct among egocentric power fame and fortune mongers in society.

As for Rahul Gandhi’s attempt to garner the so-called upper caste Hindu votes, the family tree comprising muslim ancestry grandfather Feroz with adopted surname Gandhi, the spouse of late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is never acknowledged as such in any domain for political expediency in the shadow of Congress party pseudo secularism.

The other national political party – RSS controlled BJP under PM Narendra Modis stewardship has made quantum leap grinding the caste and religion based politics to 5G level inversely squashing the SC,ST, OC and OBC caste structure to outcasts demonstrated in mob lynching and marginalization in voting rights, decreasing reservation or quotas through introduction of parallel concession to so-called upper castes in middle and lower economic strata. PM Narendra Modi’s political campaign in national election was falsely launched as OBC (other backward caste) candidate yet backed by hardline extremists RSS pledged to pedigree adapted from colonial patronage.

The circumvention and maneuvering on religion and caste politics, the long held tradition among national and state / provincial political factions in India cashing in on vote banks for political mileage is the main reason behind casteism and faith related stigma hindering India’s unity and progress.

The deceptive narrative through government and politics operated media and news organizations muzzling the voice of democracy claiming majoritarian rule favored promoting Hindutva statehood especially amid dismal economic, social and national security environment affecting citizens across the spectrum is analogous to belief on camel through a needle’s eye. 

The trading and bargaining on political opposition luring opponents and judiciary authorities with political memberships in parliament and government positions typically aimed at democracy and constitution demolition, BJP’s preferred act in exemplifying the will their way i.e. aggression and violence could be classified RSS heritage.

Indian incumbent PM Narendra Modi government activities resemblance to Israel’s democratic version firmly proclaimed as the Jewish state setting precedence and opposition compromised with political incentives in the long serving contentious PM Benjamin Netanyahu administration with alternate  Prime Minister Benny Giantz strange combo leaderships could not be mere coincidence. The current political trend under the guise of democracy inhibiting religious distinction in the separation of church and state endanger republic status anywhere. 

The same would apply to Islamic republics as well in the definition of democracy confused with religious fundamentalism exerting authority transforming the choice to rudimentary theocracy.

The topic will continue on sainthood and anachronism linked to latest developments on Lord Ram temple and civilization degradation.

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India China LAC standoff Update

July 31, 2020

India China LAC standoff 

Update

Padmini Arhant

UpdateAccording to Indian army officers, China has expanded occupation with troop deployment along the north east region viz. Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand near Lipulekh Pass on Manasarovar route. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s hesitation to call out China by name in speeches until now is strange at best and paradoxical at worst in terms of BJP’s nationalist jingoism.

China’s continuous infiltration in Indian territory is reminiscent of 1962 scenario. At that time, Menon was fired for utter failure and lack of preparedness to defend India against aggressor China. 

India China LAC dispute escalated to new level  with China amassing troops along with boats at the contentious Pangong lake long been regarded Indian territory while disengagement claimed by both sides in political commentary. 

China’s ongoing penetration in Indian territory setting up tents and huts to accommodate large troop deployment in the Pangong Tso confirmed via satellite images contribute to anything but de-escalation of friction.

The core objective of the military commanders talks held on June 30th, 2020 and subsequent dialogue between Indian National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi on July 5th, 2020 submitted to reduce tension in eastern Ladakh. 

Beijing and PLA commanders default in honoring their commitment on de-escalation is a major credibility factor that China continues to suffer on all matter whether COViD19 pandemic or economic trade and military agreements exacerbating peace and diplomacy to nothing more than a formality. 

China’s latest unequivocal troop presence in Pangong Tso ridgeline at Finger 4 not 14 arguably obstruct withdrawal process expected  per high level military and political discussion in the past two months following unnecessary preventable loss of lives involving defense personnel on both sides that could have been averted by maintaining the respective boundary lines without encroachment. 

The political statements from India and China might be set on conciliatory tone to deter public awareness on actual situation in high altitude that is far from reality considering Beijing’s reluctance to retreat from the line of incursion. 

Chinese authorities protracted military undertakings in the Himalayas against India and multitude skirmishes in South China Sea amid COVID 19 health crises consuming lives globally with no end in sight to which Beijing is yet to acknowledge responsibility regardless of the contested origin i.e. Wuhan Institute of Virology or the wet market place in Wuhan city in China is an enormous challenge for Beijing. 

Not to mention the pandemic’s catastrophic impact on global economy including China.

Beijing leaderships together with PLA commanders recognition of the sprawling confrontation against neighbors near and far jeopardizing everything China gained in the last three decades on economic growth adding to military strength now used to threaten peace and stability in Asia and Asia Pacific reflect internal political turmoil and deflection of pandemic effects attracting global ire towards Beijing. 

Indian leaderships in New Delhi. PM Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval directing focus on containing the border issues demonstrating honest and credible actions in restoring India’s territorial integrity against China is the priority more than any other ideological religious debate besides controlling corona virus spikes in the country. 

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Hong Kong – National Security Law

July 8, 2020

Hong Kong – National Security Law

Padmini Arhant

China Communist Party ( CCP) implementation of National Security law in Hong Kong is counterproductive and detrimental to China though Beijing defends the action as an important measure towards protection and stability in the once autonomous peaceful Hong Kong.

The foreign media projects National Security law in Hong Kong as the end of Hong Kong.

Whereas the reality is Beijing’s hard line policy aimed at severe crack down on pro-democracy movement forcing them to abandon freedom and democracy aspirations with participants expected to face life imprisonment in the infamous black jail in mainland China or disappearance into oblivion actually hurt China more than Hong Kong’s democracy campaign.

The real question should be;

Is it the beginning of the end of China’s rise to economic power with the execution of National Security Law in Hong Kong?

That is precisely where Beijing is heading in turning the tide towards itself upsetting the applecart reflected in Beijing’s broken promise on respecting and honoring Hong Kong’s autonomy in One country two systems pledge on June 30th, 1997 assuring Hong Kong citizens and international community with Beijing’s pledge to leave Hong Kong’s political, economic and judicial independence intact.

However, Beijing miscalculating ramifications in many fronts starting with economy, political and critically international relations is the imminent setback despite fifty three nations, the majority of whom are financially indebted to China in the Belt and Road initiative and One Silk Road infrastructure and economic deals binding them to Beijing’s any proposal.

At the same time, Beijing also need to recognize that remaining nearly 150 countries in the world either not in agreement or necessarily approve the latest development in Hong Kong. The response is confirmed in their abstinence and absence from the list of 53 states support to Beijing on National Security law in Hong Kong.

When two thirds world population represented by their governments are standing by Hong Kong’s youth and other age group in their struggle for democracy, civil rights, individual freedom and complete independence,

China is isolating itself from the world in imposing laws that are against human rights and democratic principles obviously never holding any value as far as Beijing’s territorial annexations and exerting authority on sovereign states and autonomous regions are concerned with China much to loose than gain in tightening the grip on Hong Kong and encroachment on neighbors’ border and territory.

Instead Beijing prioritizing economic revival  and containing internal problems within communist politburo as well as nationwide in China is the only option to crises management unlike multi-faceted military activities pursuing hegemonic goals in South and South East Asia including political control over Hong Kong exacerbating China’s status quo.

Hong Kong’s younger generation pro-democracy quest is legitimate inalienable right that could no longer be denied or suppressed by local or external authority in and outside the island state.

The citizens’ individual rights and civil liberty are non-negotiable. The decision to seize Hong Kong’s autonomy by force and armed intervention endanger position of those authorizing such violence and undemocratic means to extend unlawful carte blanche assertion.

The road to peace and emancipation may be treacherous but those determined to reach destination never fail in their resolve especially when Hong Kong’s pro-democracy non-violent civil disobedience is a positive freedom loving endeavor preparing to sacrifice their life for present and future dignified existence in society.

Hong Kong pro-democracy rights deserve acknowledgment and affirmation with global solidarity behind brave young hearts and minds wanting to be free and independent in their domain without having to fear authorities exercising unbridled exertion of rule such as the controversial national security law.

Beijing’s withdrawal and repeal of recent maneuvers in diverse frontiers would demonstrate China’s sincerity towards peace and security that in return deliver progress and prosperity.

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India China Stand Off at LAC in Ladakh

July 4, 2020

India China Stand Off at LAC in Ladakh

Padmini Arhant

The conventional wisdom recognize that in politics and warfare, TRUTH is the first casualty and remains so to suit authorities’ convenience. 

The recent casualties suffered on both sides neither disclosed the incident actual date though Indian media and government decided on June 15th in synchrony with foreign press and diktat contrary to the unfortunate event happening way earlier. Similarly the victims statistics were also not reported accurately with 20 soldiers martyrdom acknowledged when there were at least 32 martyrs on Indian side as revealed on this site back on June 5th, 2020 beckoning attention.

As such politics and media having no credibility whatsoever, the deliberate omission is least surprising. The press touted as fourth column in Indian Constitution granting freedom to press and media in the hope of the news organizations and media house exercising autonomy in transparency engaged in the reverse role protecting political establishment and others from whom media house monetarily benefit while keeping the public in the dark or misinformed on all issues of people and national interest.

Furthermore, news outlets and media serving as internal and external forces’ major propaganda machinery targeting individuals like me with constant slander and slur ad hominem to satisfy ego and contempt is the norm.  Notwithstanding the practice diminishing ethical standards and journalism to lowest ebb. 

On the other hand, China’s state agency and spokespersons released haphazard statements on their fatalities in utter dismissal of armed forces deployment in inhospitable terrain paying dear price due to China’s Communist Party (CCP) and People Liberation Army (PLA) wanton aggression utilizing military activities to deflect domestic focus away from myriad challenges within country.

There is always more to it than meets the eye in matter concerning life and death of citizens like in the latest pandemic and defense personnel in war zones that continues to fall short on accountability among politics and media exerting control over information.

Confronting truth and reality is the litmus test on leadership demanding courage and integrity to accept responsibility on failures to safeguard lives with proactive and precautionary measures rather than converting others misfortune and tragedies to political advantage and commercial gains prevalent in politics and news media.

The consolidated contrived action to discredit truth in the report on 32 Indian soldiers casualties and  chinese armed regiment deaths published on this site far ahead of national and international concurrence is routine.

In light of concerted effort among national and international clique to invalidate factual presentations on this site and sub domain highlighted above, let here be no more redactions and discount in reporting facts and figures related to wars of any nature – the tense border standoff in the Himalayan region between India and China or the pandemic consuming lives and affecting thousands paralyzing life and economy much to national and global colossal damage.

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China – Investment and Economic Policy

June 21, 2020

China – Investment and Economic Policy 

Padmini Arhant

China’s investment and economic policy worldwide in overt and covert Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and New Silk Road projects in 70 or more countries incentivized with building and modernizing infrastructure such as roads in strategic points facilitating China’s troops mobility and military installations, railways, airports and telecommunication sector besides exclusive access to these nations’ markets is Beijing’s direct economic infiltration evolving into debt entrapment for every one of these nations world over.

China’s strategic strengthening in locations central to United States is noteworthy.

In Asia-Pacific, Darwin port in Australia leased for 99 years to China. In October 2015, the Chineseowned Landbridge Group won the bid for 99 years lease of Port Darwin from Australia’s Central Territory government. Darwin served as military base from Australia, the important ally of United States.

Similarly, the State of Victoria in Australia is signatory to China’s Belt and Road Initiative complicating Australian federal authority’s ongoing trade disputes with Beijing.

In the middle east, China’s approach with yet another United States ally and partner in economic, political and hegemonic goals, none other than Israel granting China 99 years lease on Haifa Port replace United States position in West Asia and Mediterranean sea.

Europe – Germany – The Western State of North Rhine-Westphalia or NRW, is the most severely affected in the pandemic, the deadly corona virus from Wuhan, China. Over a third of all Germany’s cases are there per local news report.

Furthermore, “The State is home to the largest inland Port in the world, Duisburg Port. The Port is a key participant in the Chinese regime’s Belt & Road Initiative, China’s state-backed campaign for global dominance.”

The City’s Mayor once called it Germany’s “China City.”

The public data reveals that at least two-thirds of the world’s top 50 container ports are  owned by the Chinese or supported by Chinese investments, up from roughly 20% a decade ago. Those investments include terminals at major U.S. container ports in Los Angeles and Seattle – Oct 22, 2019. 

These reports confirming China’s foreign and economic policy reining control over crucial strategic sea ports and destinations could no longer be treated as mere economic interests.

China’s expansionism pose greater challenge to United States and the world at large.

China’s latest maneuver in the Himalayas against India and instigating client state Pakistan along side Kashmir border is a political tactic to deflect global attention from the pandemic – the corona virus COVID19 consuming lives at an alarming rate and causing economic collapse to which Beijing is responsible and accountable to the entire world population. 

Containing China:

The resignation among political and economy pundits on turning the wheels away from China in economic activities as non-starter and not doable citing China’s export orientation towards raw materials in agriculture and all consumer items, pharma ingredients, electronics parts and components and diverse product base comprising basic to intermediate goods necessary for final product is myopic ignoring the big picture that led to status quo on China’s economic and military superiority. 

What the world need to recognize is prior to China’s emergence as global manufacturing hub roughly three decades ago, there were options available to global consumers with goods manufactured locally as well as in different parts of the world and regions that enabled market economy competitiveness without dealing with currency fluctuations rather manipulation imposed by China in renminbi (China’s currency) devaluation as and when suitable in China’s favor.

China luring foreign investments appropriately offshore companies production units and factories with Chinese investments in infrastructure settings and human capital showing little or no concern to labor and environment laws created dependency on Chinese imports world over.

China’s consistent infringement on intellectual property rights and patent laws costing corporations and original providers in the economies immense financial liabilities bear no consequences to China resuming business as usual. The ethical implications and proprietary rights are considered meaningless and completely slighted by China in the absence of strong measures and actions from international consortium and governments prioritizing trade deals lagging in many aspects that has contributed to an established pattern and bad precedence in the global economy. 

The multinational companies along with big, medium and small businesses are incentivized with cheap oveurheads including production and labor costs making the affordability factor enticing to end consumer across the globe. 

Notwithstanding the grim reality on domestic workforce losing blue collar jobs and manufacturing sector to China. As a result, the employment opportunities shifted to China depleting domestic consumer power.

The economic drive from China promoting Made in China goods and services available worldwide hurt all economies regardless of GDP growth and consumer price index due to overwhelming majority in middle and lower income category in any economy deprived of steady income and economic development in the disproportionate advantage to China.

China exploiting privileges such as World Trade Organization membership, Most favored nation (MFN) status with United States, EU and other nations not reciprocated on even keel to nations having minimal to broad trade relations with China.

The trade imbalances with China yielding high deficits to trading partners in the global economy merit review and revision delivering fair and equal economic benefits unlike the current trend enhancing China’s economic gains and profitability. 

China’s perceived economic transformation attracting overseas companies to produce goods with partial or major Chinese financial capital that are invariably tied to Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is in line with Beijing’s political stance on CCP control over system. 

Chinese private sector investments within China and abroad are ultimately state owned assets proved in nationalization of foreign companies production units, brands and ideas neutralizing foreign investors’ stake in the bargain. 

The topic will resume with updates on containing China. 

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Global Pandemic and China

June 12, 2020

Global Pandemic and China

Padmini Arhant

The corona virus SARS-CoV2 transformed into global pandemic continues to consume lives affecting millions worldwide with a catastrophic impact on every domestic economy producing aggregate effects on the global economy. The pandemic caused health disaster and economic collapse is immeasurable.

The corona virus(COVID-19) genome SARS-CoV2 identified as such by China and scientific community gaining rapid human to human transmissibility that was initially denied by Chinese authorities in Beijing and endorsed by World Health Organization at the outbreak onset is on the record. Furthermore, the travel ban that was critical to prevent the spread of the virus was also rejected in the earlier days by Beijing and WHO stating the virus posed no threat to humans and the world need not be alarmed in that respect. Again these are public statements from Beijing and WHO even after the virus explosion in Italy, Iran and South East Asia.

Although Beijing dispute the origin of the virus, the infection starting in Wuhan, Hubei Province in China and the Wuhan Institute of Virology located mere 300 feet from the wet market are factual data. The latest confirmation on SARS-COV2 virus genetic alteration research showing characteristics in correlation with the virus adaptability in humans affected in the current pandemic doesn’t appear to be a coincidence. No matter how these findings and new revelations are circumvented, at the end of the day the virus origin and source emerging from Wuhan, China is incontrovertible.

China’s virologist Shi Zengli referred to as the bat woman apparently for her prolonged study of corona virus in bats having become unavailable soon after the viral eruption now suddenly appearing following scientific determination on possible viral leak from Wuhan lab to defend indefensible position on all issues in Wuhan Institute of Virology and handling of the cataclysmic event quoting politicization of science perhaps at Beijing’s behest is a weak argument. The authorities in Beijing having ignored the lapses in the P4 lab and Wuhan Institute of Virology settings brought to attention by United States embassy in Beijing in January 2018 with little or no precautionary measures including secrecy on experiments in Wuhan lab directly concerning humanity cannot be slighted as sheer politics especially when the world is experiencing insurmountable health and economic crises due to the pandemic.

In fact, the authorities in Beijing had politicized the corona virus right from early detection in Wuhan until today letting that evolve into a pandemic crossing international borders and territories rather than allowing science, medicine and public health experts to address the problem there and then when it actually occurred in Wuhan, China.

Furthermore, Beijing’s aggressive tactics forcing medical professionals and scientists including virologists in Wuhan Institute of Virology to abscond from the scene while silencing whistleblower Dr. Li Wenliang to death bare evidence to Beijing’s hard line policy toward own population in Wuhan and rest of China.

Notwithstanding Chinese Communist party leadership politicizing SARS-COV2 known as COVID19 from the get go until now barring access to international experts in the assessment of virus origin and source.

There is no doubt that collaborators on experiments conducted in Wuhan lab facilitated and funded by those in Europe, United States and other western nations with fair knowledge about China’s political system granting carte blanche authority to China’s leadership without proper oversight in place on the operation, methods and various undertakings in Wuhan Institute of Virology share responsibility for resting decisions exclusively to China.

In general, science explorations into future assuming to protect humanity from potential health and survival hazards such as pandemics, the involvement without any preparedness for untowardness jeopardize humanity endangering lives and livelihoods prevalently encountered in the corona virus mass infection. Regardless, science bear serious responsibility and propriety to avert consequences snowballing beyond control like the present pandemic.

Beijing turning the tide against global citizenry, the corona virus victims either succumbed to the deadly virus or fighting the pandemic in the health and economic front exacerbate situation. Instead, Beijing extending full cooperation for an independent investigation and inquiry into SARS-COV2 i.e. COVID 19 cause and catalysts without political meddling from anywhere would substantiate any claims one way or another besides setting precedence to prevent pandemics in the future.

The corona virus detected and treated in Wuhan, China as far back as October 2019. However, Wuhan epidemic brought to world notice only in late January 2020 with lockdowns imposed in late March this year.

Political angle to the pandemic is the health calamity downing healthy economy coinciding with United States Presidential election year in 2020 when Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) has long been engaged in corona virus experiments since 2009.

On the global response to pandemic – the lockdowns in the absence of any prevention or cure to the highly infectious corona virus reportedly effective per public health officials and governments though not without economic costs and in many parts of the world drastically affecting the poor, fragile and the most vulnerable in health and economic terms largely attributed to financial constraints, insufficient resources considering demand surge in medical supplies and little or no economic relief from governments in certain economies leaving population to deal with hunger and lack of facilities amid extensive shelter-in-place order.

The migrant workers in different countries share a common problem and that was being stranded in locations without ways to support them and their families especially with the layoffs and no income forcing them to return home. In India for example, the migrant workers lost their lives in preventable causes of death and many from starvation, heat exhaustion and accidents in the course of long journey by foot back home covering as far as 1,500 km or more. These tragedies were avoidable had the migrant workers been able to leave earlier by available means of transport prior to lockdown with the central government giving adequate time rather than spur of the moment decision confining them to congested settings defeating the purpose of social distancing and close contact.

The extended lockdowns would be feasible had the governments made provisions to supply food and essential services including financial assistance to cover the entire period with factories and regular working conditions shut down in the wake of the pandemic. The easing of lockdowns based on local authorities reports on pandemic effects in their areas and accordingly setting guidelines for gradual reopening would be the initial steps towards economic revival. Any drastic measures always leads to undesirable outcome. Citizens on their part maintaining self-discipline in personal hygiene stated earlier like washing hands and feet, sanitizing commonly used surfaces, allowing 6 feet distance avoiding  personal contact when outside, monitoring personal health to remain healthy and active are all necessary to combat virus and keep illnesses at bay.

Now on China’s policy in mainland, Xin Jiang province, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Tibet, Nepal, India, South China Sea and other territories facing the Communist Party’s authoritarianism is a matter of grave concern. China’s rise to economic power status is a consolidation of local population hard work, global consumers contribution and western powers overarching privileges granted to Communist Party in Beijing contradictory to western stance on communism and socialism imposing sanctions against other nations lasting over decades typically enriched China’s politburo members and multinational companies representing the top 1% in global society.  

Hong Kong – Beijing agreed to Hong Kong’s autonomy under one country two systems recognizing the island as an independent territory with own legislative assembly, rule of law, judiciary, trade and economic relations with the rest of the world including China on autonomous basis until now. China’s broken promise in the introduction of national security law defining pro-democracy movement as extremism and going further in labeling any future attempts on democratic rights as terrorism and sedition is clear human rights violation for a nation presiding over the same issues from other parts of the world as a permanent member of United Nations Security Council with veto power. China’s  contradiction in this respect is a serious flaw beckoning Beijing authorities unconditional acknowledgment of Hong Kong’s autonomy. China honoring the residents democratic rights is the path to peaceful resolution on Hong Kong independence.

Similarly in mainland and Xin Jiang province, China – Beijing’s crackdown on non-violent political dissidents in mainland and Uighur Muslims plight in the supposedly autonomous Xin Jiang province has attracted international condemnation with situations only deteriorating as time goes by with no hope for freedom of speech. In Uighur Muslims’ case, the internment camps enduring torture and all sorts of abuse denying foreign press any access to view their conditions in isolation tarnish China’s image. The fundamental changes beginning with individual rights, political freedom, freedom of press and other basic human rights in every aspect are imperative for real progress in China.

Taiwan – Beijing asserting rights over sovereign Taiwan as China’s territory falls under the same category as territorial annexation by force. Taiwan is an independent nation with democratically elected leadership, President Tsai Ing-Wen having been re-elected to second term in office. Taiwan’s status as a free democratic state is a long standing position that cannot be subverted under threat or political intrusion.

Tibet – the Buddhist nation though regarded an autonomous region under China, the reality is otherwise. Tibet was once an independent nation that was aggressively invaded and taken over by neighboring China. Tibet has an elected government in exile formally referred to as Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) headed by President Lobsang Sangay, the lawful democratic governing body to govern Tibet. Beijing’s claim on Tibet is inexplicable. Tibet independence from China is quintessential for the latter’s interpretation of autonomy with sovereign statehood. Tibet was a free country. Ever since occupation in 1959, the Tibetan population are subject to enormous suffering with culture and civilization completely wiped out under China. Time for Tibet liberation from People Liberation Army (PLA) and Beijing’s control in China ending the decades old sovereign subjugation.

Nepal – the proud Himalayan nation at the foothills of the highest peak Mt.Everest, the heavenly abode of God Shiva with Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha is unfortunately landlocked between  China and India. Nepal is compelled to contend with wanton skirmishes and territorial seizures considering authoritarian leaderships in both China and India sharing common aspirations especially towards neighbors regarded weak and vulnerable. Nonetheless, Nepal possess abilities to deal with challenges in the shadow of holy heritage, the majestic Himalayan premise.

India –  China having previously annexed approximately 38,000 sq.km Aksai Chin in Ladakh and reportedly entered the region across the Line of Actual Control (LAC) recently surrounding India in all directions from west in Ladakh,  north and northeast viz. Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Assam and,

In south, reports confirm China having seized the island strip in Indian territory off Maldives in Indian Ocean pouring millions of pounds sand in preparation for submarine base are significant encroachment and invasion of foreign land, in this instance India. China and India have been drawn into warfare earlier in 1962, 1967…and were at the brink of escalation in Doklam border standoff near Bhutan in 2017. These incursions and invasions characterize China’s hegemony against Nuclear India and other neighbors in the region. In other security issues related to India, China’s empathy to Pakistan based terror networks extended when China was the only country among the 15-member UNSC to have opposed the ban on Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar despite the terror group’s terrorism against India.

China carried out these activities while Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted the Chinese Premier Xi Jinping on several occasions reminiscent of Gujarat days when the former Chief Minister entertained Chinese investments in Gujarat and all over India upon assuming office as Prime Minister. India’s trade deficit with China is $57.4 billion per public data given opaqueness on both sides of the government in revealing the latest figure. India’s earlier trade surplus $3.9 billion against Hong Kong reversed into $2.7 billion trade deficit in 2018 following Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visits to India.

China has consistently been the beneficiary against India accessing Indian market in trade and economic deals. In return India received China’s military interventions via troops deployment covering all sides of the Indian territory. Additionally, China’s overt and covert operations in north eastern states luring Indian citizens to Beijing’s economic incentives laden with political agenda are some of many omissions on the Indian government oversight.

Chinese leaderships decision on immediate withdrawal of troops, artillery and military assets from the current positions within, near and around India is paramount and remains the determining factor for China’s recovery from internal economic turmoil, pandemic containment and political turbulence in Communist party politburo.

China has the opportunity to alleviate unnecessary tensions with India. The two nations as ancient civilizations has much to benefit from each other in mutual growth and development that inarguably requires trust and reliable partnership without any surprises such as the ongoing border intrusion and military posturing in the Himalayas and across Indian boundary in the region.

The elephant and dragon dance is possible upon the dragon, the mythical character in ancient legend renounce emitting fire endangering self and all around. On the contrary, the elephant existing since time immemorial worshipped in Hindu, Buddhist religion and offshoots proved priceless in living and beyond for many attributes is testimony to peaceful co-existence in the habitat.

South-China Sea – the increased clashes in international waters between China and ASEAN countries viz. Vietnam after the Vietnamese fishing boat drowning linked to China’s interception, Malaysia reportedly confronted by China near Malaysian oil rig facility, Philippines intimidated by China restricting local fishing and availing marine resources in archipelago. Japan has long standing territorial dispute with China over Senkaku Islands dispute, or Diaoyu Islands dispute respectively. Tiaoyutai Islands is contested between China and Taiwan.

Needless to say United States patrol in South China Sea unwelcome and perceived as interference by China in the overall international collision in Asian waters.

The nations worldwide burdened with pandemic originating in Wuhan, China enforcing economic shut down has inflicted phenomenal losses that are irreversible in terms of fatalities, a staggering 388,000 and still rising and 6.6 million affected right now from the deadly virus cannot be written off as benign incident. The pandemic generated humongous economic liabilities depriving billions from livelihoods and driving businesses into insolvency is historic and expected to prolong over a period of time until economic revival and sustainability.

The global citizens as prime consumers of Made in China goods and services are naturally frustrated and feel betrayed by Beijing and World Health Organization’s joint lapses and malfeasance in withholding facts and numbers on the virus victims at the start of the pandemic.

Beijing might succeed in winning favors from certain governments, organizations, multinational companies and those willing to appease China’s Leaderships at any level.

The average citizens as retail buyers buying goods manufactured in China instrumental in China’s economic empowerment hold the key to Beijing’s present and future.

Hence, China’s political, economic, strategic, military and social transformation conforming to individual freedom, free speech, free press, civil rights, democratic system, open free society within China towards own people and Hong Kong citizens aspiring democratic values with self-governance, independent Taiwan, Xin Jiang province, Tibet and all others enunciated above in South and South East Asia, South Pacific and the rest of the world are no longer a choice but an obligation to rebuild China and the global economy.

China’s seismic shift in political and strategic evolution accepting democracy, respecting human rights, neighbors sovereignty, territorial integrity and above all transparency and trustworthiness in all dealings is the only way forward to earn global citizens confidence and approval.

China’s economic prosperity ascribed to free market enterprise in the global economy venturing into mainland invigorated meteoric rise. The political and strategic reforms in China’s system is long overdue for positive exchange in relations severely compromised in Beijing’s rattled response to COVID19 and economic ramifications.

Beijing’s reconciliation and rapprochement with India and neighbors in South China Sea would renew ties boosting economic progress amongst all.

China’s engagement with United States and western powers is a complex relationship. China positioned as a major creditor financing and servicing western economies. The trade war with United States alongside China as the manufacturing hub for United States mega corporations is an inter-dependent economic chain link with lingering mistrust and mendacious malfeasance overwhelming at certain times like currency manipulation to gain export advantage and leverage foreign currency reserves and at present the corona virus corroded the benefit of doubt against China.

United States recent steps against China are motivated by the latter’s inconsistency in meeting expectations with inherent deficiencies in mutual cooperation and understanding on many issues from economic strengths to intellectual property rights that are contentious requiring considerable revisions and renewed measures for a fresh dependable transparent trade alliance.

In conclusion, China’s awakening to twenty first century reality represented by generation within the country, Xin Jiang Province, neighboring Hong Kong, Tibet and Taiwan for independence leading to a democratic society with freedom, political rights, individual liberty to elect government through ballots not bullets, honoring the will and wishes of nations seeking respect for their sovereignty and territorial integrity, abandoning hostility for harmony with all nations in the region and world wide is the only way forward to establish meaningful and universally acceptable transition that guarantees trust, peace and fulfillment on obligations and commitments.

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India and China – Alter Ego Authoritarians

June 5, 2020

Authoritarians

Alter Ego 

Padmini Arhant

The two most populous nations on earth, China and India under diverse authoritarian rule, one in direct form as Communism i.e. China under Xi Jinping while the other most dangerous, the so-called democracy in disguise totalitarian leadership combined with potent fundamentalist radicalism headed by Narendra Modi are essentially alter ego to one another.

The heads of the largest nations in South and South East Asia are sinister secret society backed in their respective activities far from legitimate governance.

China’s Xi Jinping and India’s Narendra Modi share common traits and problems with a mutual response reflected in the current skirmishes in the Himalayan region.

To begin with mendacity, mistrust and malfeasance are primary attributes in their respective meteoric rise in political career. They both deploy and hopelessly rely on propaganda and mass deception through shoddy journalism hired locally with questionable credentials linked to London further adding to tarnished reputation.

Xi Jinping in China and Narendra Modi in India have miserably failed in their handling of the corona virus, the pandemic dealt with secrecy and draconian measures leaving the relevant victims to fend for themselves.

Narendra Modi government’s colossal failures in many frontiers evident in status quo. Similarly Xi Jinping’s communist hard line policy proved disaster in the domestic and international front prompting undesirable actions exacerbating personal and political recovery.

Though projected as strong leaders through their heavily invested misinformation campaign using press and various media platform, the proof of the pudding is in the failed economies and brewing storm within the country directly affecting their rocky position in the political party and system they are and should be deeply concerned about considering their consistent flaws and fractured performance.

Narendra Modi devised Pulwama attack strategy in Kashmir using Indian Defense security personnel as sacrificial lambs found resourceful in the campaign trail rhetoric in sheer violation of electoral rules and democratic norms during national election in May 2019 claiming fraudulent victory.

The counterpart Xi Jinping in hot waters in the wake of incontrovertible revelations on the corona virus i.e. manufacturing the engineered virus and spreading the deadly pathogen worldwide is a mere tip of the iceberg.

China’s economy, credibility and enchilada in terms of Beijing’s impulsive response to Hong Kong introducing controversial national security law triggered worldwide condemnation.

Additionally, legitimate global frustration on the betrayal over corona virus saga are enough to stimulate egregious actions from Chinese leadership facing enormous pressure and opposition within communist politburo and 1.45 billion oppressed citizens in the misleading People Republic of China.

Regardless of the situations in both nations, the leaderships’ devious maneuver to deflect angry disillusioned population attention from domestic woes and calamities are anticipated reactions.

The warfare in the Himalayan region that has consumed 32 Indian soldiers’ lives and casualties on Chinese side as well that are not officially reported in line with lack of transparency on all issues especially deaths among defense forces is least surprising.

There is no justification whatsoever for China’s aggression towards neighbors near and far in the absence of clear effective resolutions to the crises originated from China.

Likewise, Narendra Modi government acknowledgment on recklessness prevalent in all matter not barring ignoring security warnings from intelligence agencies and open threat from the enemy next door i.e. China’s leadership on the rampant aggression along the Himalayan border leading to unnecessary and preventable loss of lives among Indian soldiers in the past few days is minimum expected from the recalcitrant administration.

China’s Xi Jinping and India’s Narendra Modi bolstered by illegal secret society are at the crossroads of their political challenges that requires humility, honesty and harmony in their approach not haste destructive demeanor.

Finally, no street hawker journalist monetarily incentivized with few rupees using unscrupulous criminal tactics such as  superimposition on images in the articles without stating the picture source can possibly rescue Narendra Modi from the indefensible and irreparable damage, albeit self inflicted due to detrimental indulgence and mindless pursuits.

Nonetheless, China’s Xi Jinping and India’s Narendra Modi experience beginning of the end in their political journey. The imminent process delivering hope for the dawn of peace and progress in the region.

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India – PM Narendra Modi’s Failures in Every Frontier

June 1, 2020

India – PM Narendra Modi’s Failures in Every Frontier

Padmini Arhant

Prime Minister Narendra Modi installed by internal and external forces representing undemocratic unscrupulous dealings leaning towards expressed Fascism confirmed via intolerance to legitimate concerns on dysfunctional governance and colossal failures in every frontier diligently follow international masters’ cowardly tactics using own proxies and pawns for attacks at every opportunity is deplorable.

The head of the government on public funded payroll with privileges accompanied by array of taxpayer bankrolled services not to mention advisers at disposal, incapable of meeting even the lowest expectation bare evidence on incompetence and cluelessness on all matter.

The tragedy is the government headed by PM Narendra Modi despite all comforts and conveniences miserably flunking in performance merit resignation from the official post as premier.

Indian government and groveling media of all types epitomizing corruption and criminality not barring promiscuity in dalliance with the evil controlling global politics and affairs are predominantly responsible for status quo.

The nefarious activities of the organized crime syndicates ominously depict the beginning of the end of sinister secret society and representatives falling flat on their face in their futile and failed efforts deploying crony sycophant media, the diverse media otherwise unemployable, worthless and useless in any norm speak volume on secret society, the international criminal clique fait accompli. 

PM Narendra Modi is accountable to 1.3 billion population on the systemic failure of his government in drowning the economy to the point of no return, incapacitated in containing the deadly infectious corona virus imported from neighbor China among other consumer goods from a match stick to Sardar Patel Statue are mere examples of Narendra Modi’s disastrous so-called 1.0 and 2.0 terms in office.

So much for Narendra Modi’s dubious Make in India, Be vocal for local slogan not necessarily applying to the government defaulting on all issues as in this respect.

Above all, Narendra Modi”s personal overtures and overarching appeasement towards authoritarian counterpart Xi Jinping of China reciprocal gesture with aggressive incursions surrounding India all around the border with troops and military armament clarifies India’s leadership crises.

China CCP’s Xi Jinping, yet another secret society member exalted by western powers and multinational companies for vested interests pointing the sword at them threatening global peace and security is a major embarrassment and testimony on the real enemies of humanity at large.

The world in lock down buckling to ruthless regimes fostered and nurtured by conglomerate colluding and complicit in manufacturing pandemics consuming lives and costing livelihoods in epic proportion justifiably on the brink of collapse reaping what they sowed all along to establish false fraudulent hegemony.

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Nepal India Lipu Lekh Dispute

May 11, 2020

Nepal – India 

Mount Kailash Lake Manasarovar Lipu Lekh Dispute 

Padmini Arhant

The world is battling corona virus and Indian government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Hindutva BJP engaged in misplaced priorities leaving the 1.3 billion population oppressed and suppressed in political, economic and social problems.

Now in the worst global pandemic New Delhi Central authority deprive the overwhelming majority the desperately needed economic and health emergency relief to survive and overcome the crises.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s extravagant indulgence splurging ordinary Indian taxpayers hard earned money to construct a new Parliament House seizing funds from Defense budget and abandoning corona virus containment that has alarmingly exploded in Narendra Modi’s home state Gujarat and the northern region appropriately merit public scrutiny.

India’s middle class, the lower income together with the poorest of the poor in particular are confronted with economic and health apocalypse under the present administration of PM Narendra Modi.

Amid extreme health challenges and excruciating economic conditions hurting the entire nation at large, PM Narendra Modi’s government emulating China in unwanted and unnecessary territorial disputes especially with a friendly conciliatory neighbor, the Himalayan state, Nepal on Lipu Lekh – the road that leads to Sacred Mount Kailash and Holy Lake Manasarovar attracting pilgrims and followers of God Shiva from India, Nepal and worldwide is Indian government’s political maneuver to deflect public attention from burgeoning issues in the domestic front. 

The landlocked Himalayan State, Nepal for better or worse located between two neighbors India and China continues to face assertive and even aggressive territorial annexations from either side in recent memory.

Any nation deemed powerful on military, geographical, political and economic basis targeting anyone presumed little, weak and vulnerable in size and strength is a sign of contraction for the former underestimating serious repercussions in exerting dominance. History is testament to the fact. 

The world has come a long way and in the present time experiencing seismic shift in turn of events as a result of repeat mistakes and egregious involvement by those having presumptuously assumed dominance over others as their given right and entitlement.

Notwithstanding Karmic effects in correcting the wheel of justice to represent truth and fairness in all matter. 

Nepal is a nation committed towards secular, peaceful and diplomatic means to resolve issues of any kind with neighbors big and small in any dimension. However, the same are yet to be demonstrated by either India or China increasingly competing with one another in undermining neighboring states sovereignty and territorial integrity creating multifaceted potential quagmire.

Nepal is a country proudly situated in the foothills of Himalayas, the heavenly abode of God Shiva and the pilgrimage to Mt.Kailash is a major revenue source for the Himalayan State whose population heavily depend on seasonal tours and treks providing employment and business opportunity to the otherwise economically struggling developing nation.

Big countries facilitating growth and development in other nations without hegemonic interests and territorial aspirations would deliver mutual prospects rather than overpowering them with unacceptable occupation and invasion of their sovereign territory.

India under Prime Minister Narendra Modi driven by hardline political and fundamentalist ideology steering the nation towards undesirable trail proved not beneficial in improving bilateral and multilateral relations in the region near and far. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government focus on mitigating the rapid spread of corona virus saving and protecting lives leaving none behind in the immediate calamity along with executing meaningful effective economic plans and urgently required financial package, monetary assistance to all states and union territories in India is the hour of need.

Finally, no nation regardless of status could arbitrarily claim territorial rights with voluntary investment in other nation’s infrastructure premised on political and hegemonic goals denying the original state sovereignty to disputed territory.

The irreversible sovereign rights of victim nations apply to all situations dealing with active and passive territorial possessions by countries through force and coercion taking undue advantage of the respective positions in the geopolitical landscape.

Accordingly the contested territory Lipu Lekh and any other sovereign boundary and border of the Himalayan State Nepal in South Asia in dispute with India and China to be solemnly recognized as Nepal’s geographical domain in compliance to respecting territorial integrity of sovereign nations in the world. 

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Corona Virus – Chaos and Confusion in India

March 30, 2020

Corona Virus – Chaos and Confusion in India

Padmini Arhant

Prime Minister Narendra Modi efforts to contain the global pandemic proved too little too late for the migrant workers on daily wages and street vendors serving the Indian economy with no acknowledgment or care and concern in making appropriate arrangements in terms of food for survival while the government expecting obedience on belated lock down and procrastinated travel restrictions as well as quarantine of overseas passengers upon arrival.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s zero tolerance to constructive assessment of government response or the lack thereof on any issues from embattled economy prior to the global pandemic hitting India to the recent handling of corona virus with the large labor force compelled to leave their cramped confinements joining their families back in the village and hometowns explains the state of affairs.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s hypersensitivity to legitimate critiquing on government plans and actions evident in the non-bailable arrests of human rights activists and environmentalists without any due process held indefinitely in prison and house arrest. 

Notwithstanding severe reaction in gunning down writers, journalists and authors viz. Gauri Lankesh shot dead at her residence in Bengaluru, Karnataka with PM Narendra Modi referring to the deceased as female dog and admiring the journalist’s assassin by following the murderer’s twitter confirms the head of the so-called largest democracy respect for life, human values and democratic rights silenced with radical fundamentalism and abhorrent violencethe signature traits of PM Narendra Modi legacy from Gujarat days in politics.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi never failing to reach out to the wealthiest in society in bailing out bankrupt entrepreneurs like Anil Ambani with government defense contracts viz. Rafale deal at ordinary Indians expense or conveying heartfelt greetings to celebrities in Bollywood, Kollywood etc. and Sports world including invitations for tea parties and banquet dinners are the norm in PM Narendra Modi 2.0 era.

Now in the wake of corona virus, PM Narendra Modi government having evacuated some Indian citizens from certain foreign locations using aircrafts to bring Indian nationals home free of cost which means the price tagged on to the average citizens struggling to make ends meet in Indian economy, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi somehow did not have any contingency plan to organize basic economic relief and safe passage for the overwhelming labor force, the majority of them from north east, central and north west India hired as construction and factory workers nationwide. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi consistency in such display is least surprising whether abstinence in empathy for 150 and more infants deaths from acute encephalitis in Muzaffarpur, Bihar, the victims predominantly from poorest sections in society,

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PM Narendra Modi government instigated recent Delhi violence claiming at least 165 innocent lives majority of them Muslims and the rest so-called Dalits among Hindus in addition to their homes, schools, hospitals and public buildings burned down by criminal arsonists representing BJP factions with the guilty granted impunity by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and home minister Amit Shah bare facts on the human character of those heading the nation and the nature of democracy in India.

The lock down imposed in the last four days supposedly lasting 21 days has understandably caused enormous economic and health distress prompting the exodus of these workers trying to reach their respective villages and towns minimum 300 to 800 km or more by foot while Prime Minister Narendra Modi indulging in nuanced apology, the gesture highlighting self-mockery not to mention the grim situation subject to performance to the gallery. 

Indian government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi and home minister Amit Shah deploying resources in protecting vulnerable population in urban and rural areas with urgently required protective hazmat suits, masks and various medical supplies as well as equipment for front line health care team besides adequate economic assistance such as food for daily existence and medical provisions to the vast average citizens especially the poor and lower income in society are critical rather than wasting time and money on kabuki theater for grand appeasement.

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