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 – What is worse for India – Corona or Hindutva Virus?

March 2, 2020

India –

What is worse for India

Corona 

or

Hindutva Virus? 

Padmini Arhant

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi not missing opportunity in his busy schedule to share his personal comments and messages especially to film and sports celebrities somehow unable to afford time or possess the heart to console the latest victims of his government organized hate crime and abominable atrocities against innocent men, women and children. Similar apathy from PM Narendra Modi witnessed during the 2019 Bihar encephalitis outbreak consuming 150 children of largely poorer sections in the community. 

The Delhi violence – the heinous crimes not barring rape, loot, vandalism, demolition of shops, schools, hospitals, gas stations and residential areas in the targeted assaults in North East Delhi, justifies the call for resignation of the government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah.

When government elected to represent all the people i.e. those who voted for the ruling political party as well as those who decided to cast their vote for other options in the electoral ballot, the discrimination of any kind from and by the government is undemocratic, unconstitutional and unacceptable.

The hooligans in the latest Delhi violence and unfortunately many in uniform as police force public funded to protect citizens from any harm indulge in taunting and tormenting the victims of state sponsored terrorism insulting the citizens for exercising their democratic right in their voting preference is shameful and even worse is the government and crony contingency defiance to bring these murderers to justice. 

BJP politics has been transparent in terms of their isolation and segregation of demography viz. muslims and so-called Dalits in society, the primary targets of hate crime by RSS cow vigilantes and saffron gangs roaming the streets insisting muslims and the so-called lower caste Hindus to chant Jai Sri Ram in direct sacrilege of the religion Hinduism that RSS and BJP have systematically exploited and distorted to promote their Hindutva ideology.

What RSS run BJP have done in the name of Hindu religion which has nothing to do with their insidious Hindutva ideology is blasphemy. 

As for politics, BJP has been open about their selective responsibility only to those who cast their vote to them even though that has been a dismal failure leading to major disillusionment among BJP voters left on the lurch with serious economic woes and social problems on safety and security of women and much more concerning daily survival.

The government indifference was shockingly displayed in the latest Delhi violence allowing casualties to rise from the lack of leadership and administrative dereliction  of duty at all levels beginning with Home Ministry headed by Amit Shah in charge of law and order nationwide and the capital New Delhi in particular. The responsibility was also shrugged by the Delhi State government under Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal abstaining from constitutional oath and moral obligation to all citizens in the state at the critical hour ignoring life and death situation of his electorate.

BJP’s Lok Sabha (People House) member of Parliament Menaka Gandhi during election campaign in May 2019 was the harbinger of BJP’s omission and commission action warning muslim voters in Sultanpur that they would be neglected and asked them not to expect any government attention on any matter upon them casting their vote to anyone other than BJP.

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BJP polarization politics is deep rooted in every format. The marginalization of segments and population based on caste and religion by a national political party is the fundamental reason behind sponsored violence and extremism.

To add fuel to fire, the BJP Rajya Sabha member Dr. Subramaniam Swamy misinterpretation of Holy Quran in semblance to constant subversion of Hindu Holy Scriptures and provocative recommendations such as transformation of India as Hindu state slighting other religions besides Islam is an intellectual deformity defying rationality.

BJP MP Subramaniam Swamy further suggesting that muslims have 57 Islamic nations to choose for residency and that India is not an open shelter state to grant refuge to all i.e. muslims in this instance explains the Hindutva doctrine on alienation and subordination.

Is Dr.Subramaniam Swamy mindful of Indian diaspora predominantly Hindu citizens working throughout Gulf States that are Islamic nations and facilitating Indian economy in foreign currency reserves and contributions to maintain their Hindu families in India enabling the economic activities as consumers and investors in India’s ailing economy?

India’s status quo reflected in ramshackle politics deviating from immediate focus to revive economy and provide safe conducive environment for all to live in peace and harmony. Instead preoccupation in divisive politics leading the country to mayhem and despair.

A poignant reminder to ruling BJP government – the national representation of a central government delivering unconditional service in meeting the basic to special requirements of citizens across the nation is not defined by electoral mandate percentage but rather the mandatory commitment incumbent upon any political party assuming power at the central and state governance.

On CAA, NPR and NRC – the BJP government assertion on preemptive declaration of these laws in their election manifesto and standing the grounds to legislate them is again ignoring the fact that the case might be relevant only to those who may have approved through their ballot but then there are others at least 49% of the population that did not vote for BJP related to various issues including the controversial CAA,NPR and NRC legitimately exempting them from such rule of law.

Accordingly, CAA, NPR and NRC was rejected by significant majority electorate in the polls to avert unraveling citizenship and statehood status.

The authorities’ acknowledgement in action to represent all in the nation leaving none behind would alleviate mistrust and build confidence among people in a diverse complex secular vast nation like India.

Any reluctance or evasion in this regard conclusively illegitimize such government authority. 

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Indian Media – Misleading Narrative on Latest Delhi Violence

February 29, 2020

Indian Media – Misleading Narrative on Latest Delhi Violence

Padmini Arhant

India’s Capital – New Delhi has been subject to horrific violence with targeted killings premised on prejudice and deep hatred emanating from polarization politics that is unfortunate and regrettable reminding citizens of politics instigated past events whether it is 1984 Sikh massacre in Delhi, Punjab and northern India, Demolition of Babri Masjid in 1992 triggering violence, Gujarat Godhra bloodshed in 2002, Muzzafarnagar in 2013…to name a few invariably ignited by political parties and political factions in India. 

In the backdrop of such history continued until today, the Indian media’s false narrative citing the three days violence, vandalism and destruction of lives and livelihoods as Hindu – Muslim riots is in itself extremely irresponsible and unnecessary sensationalism. 

The media touted as fourth column in a democracy bear serious responsibility to douse the fire not inflame for ratings (TRP). Certain prominent media attributing the recent Delhi violence to communal clash between Hindu and Muslims contrary to state sponsored isolated killings replicating 2002 Gujarat violence beckons discernment in reporting such sensitive incident. 

The pre-meditated and well orchestrated attacks on the poor and lower income group neighborhoods with Hindu, Muslims, Sikhs and other residents living there in harmony confirmed in the mutual support and assistance to one another saving lives during the vicious assaults on them, their homes and place of worship was the focus for radical elements representing divisive politics to split the community. 

In the absence of any response from the Central and State government despite cognizance on the imminent development together with apathetic law enforcement failing to contain the onslaught on innocent men, women and children forcing them to flee their homes is deplorable.

The systematic carnage of K-12 school building, business centers, gas station, parking lot with cars in the nearby areas and above all bullet injuries sustained by most victims of which the majority are muslims and the multiple stab wound reportedly 400 times on the intelligence official among many other gross violations in North East Delhi clearly allude to have been orchestrated by those with assets at their disposal including the power to distort and subvert the horrendous crime as communal unrest.

As for hate speeches and provocation, an established demeanor in politics and RSS guided BJP spare no opportunity in this regard as witnessed not only among the junior BJP cadre and rank and file but also with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi leading in this context during public rally to pay attention to muslims clothes and their special accessories to identify them among students in Jamia Millia Islamia college police crackdown. 

As a result, the efforts to delay judicial process evading accountability is a repeat strategy for both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah throughout their political tenure. On the other hand, the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s true colors coming to light is indeed a major disillusionment for Delhi electorate granting the latter a landslide victory in the latest Delhi assembly election only to be dismissed by the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the critical hour of need clarifies political opportunism. 

Suffice to conclude that trust deficit in politics is the predominant factor prompting ordinary people to take the burgeoning issues like CAA, NPR, NRC, economic and environment concerns threatening their identity as citizens and statehood, personal survival and future respectively in the form of peaceful non-violent assembly and candle light vigil. 

Importantly, Delhi victims, their families and survivors of the atrocities in the present time desperately require healing, restoration, rehabilitation and renewed hope helping all those affected with Central and State monetary compensation and adequate facilities to resume normal life. 

There will be more updates on the matter.

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Padmini Arhant

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India – Modi Shah Resignation

February 28, 2020

India – Modi, Shah Resignation

Padmini Arhant

The latest development on CAA, NPR and NRC resulting in at least twenty two casualties with majority of muslims against CAA thus far engaged in peaceful non-violent assembly until BJP minister Kapil Mishra along with BJP members Anurag Thakur and Parvesh Verma instigated violence claiming many unarmed innocent civilian lives and a law enforcement personnel life in North East Delhi is deeply regrettable.

The Central government unnecessary involvement in the outreach to Indians of specific religions barring Islam in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh while subjecting muslims and so-called lower caste Hindus as well as others to bloodshed in India clarifies the present government under PM Narendra Modi and HM Amit Shah repeating Gujarat history in New Delhi conforming to the adage ‘old habits die hard.’

Justice Muralidhar presiding the hearing on the recent violence reaches the verdict to bring BJP minister Kapil Mishra and BJP accomplices Anurag Thakur and Parvesh Verma to justice for inciting violence and letting mob activities producing the unfortunate outcome.

Not surprisingly, the home minister Amit Shah promptly transfers justice Muralidhar from Delhi High Court to northern state Punjab.

Amit Shah’s egregious decision post midnight obstructing justice to protect BJP offenders is nothing new considering his legacy in this regard viz. the Indian judge Brijgopal Harkishan Loya who served in a special court which deals with matters relating to the Central Bureau of Investigation. Justice Loya was presiding over the Sohrabuddin Sheikh case directly linked to Amit Shah.

Justice Loya delivered judgement against Amit Shah in 2002 Gujarat violence. Justice Loya  was murdered upon declining bribe and other incentives to drop the judgement against Amit Shah at that time.

Narendra Modi and Amit Shah’s political career as stated earlier is marred with violence, communal riots, mob lynching, murder of members in judiciary, investigating agency such as CBI that happened lately, BJP Lok Sabha member of parliament Gopinath Munde murder in June 2014 covered up as freak road accident due to disagreements in policy within party, gunning down of journalist and writer Gauri Lankesh in Bangalore with PM Narendra Modi cheering the incident by following the assassin’s twitter, unlawful imprisonment of former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt from Gujarat are chronicles in Narendra Modi and Amit Shah run state and central government.

Sanjiv Bhatt is a former Indian Police Service officer from Gujarat. Sanjiv Bhatt filed an affidavit in the Indian Supreme Court against then Chief Minister Narendra Modi heading the Government of Gujarat for his complicity in communal violence leading to killings of citizens mostly muslims such as women and children burned alive in some instances as the reports surfaced later. 

The imprisonment of the former Senior police officer Sanjiv Bhatt is not an isolated incident. Upon becoming Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has selectively isolated human rights activist and environmentalist, the United States born citizen Mrs. Sudha Bharadwaj, a legal attorney in her own rights among several other human rights advocates, journalists and authors branded urban naxals holding them in indefinite unlawful unconstitutional imprisonment denying them due process viz. habeas corpus to prove their innocence are mere examples in the series of violations and abuse of power by Narendra Modi and Amit Shah thus far.

Notwithstanding the harassment and aggressive tactics against former Indian Army personnel – Ex -Border Security Force Officer Tej Bahadur Yadav forcing the soldier’s twenty one years old son to commit suicide from the unbearable constant Modi government and media intimidation of the family. The Ex-BSF officer Tej Bahadhur Yadav upon rejecting Narendra Modi and Amit Shah’s bribe of $500 million  to drop out of the 2019 national election against Narendra Modi in Varanasi fraudulently disqualified the Indian soldier’s candidacy in May 2019.

Furthermore, Narendra Modi and Amit Shah’s political strategy deploying devious means such as bribery or threats to conduct raid against members of opposition political parties in an effort to wipe opposition in the political system is the norm.

Besides, anyone in any institution heading probe against the incumbent administration and government i.e. PM Narendra Modi and Amit Shah’s numerous corruption dealings and criminal activities are either lured with cash and foreign posts or eliminated from their positions including murder of such individuals for non-cooperation.

Narendra Modi’s rise to political status at India’s detriment aptly attributed to United States former so-called democrat President Barack Obama having come to Narendra Modi’s rescue misusing Presidential power preventing the trial against Narendra Modi on Gujarat violence in New York Court that summoned then Chief Minister Narendra Modi upon his arrival at JFK, New York was just the beginning.

Now the successor United States President Donald Trump glorifying Narendra Modi’s profile substantiates United States stance on human rights, democracy, constitution and individual liberty that obviously flouted time and time again regardless of political representation in the United States proudly declared the beacon of democracy.

United States and western allies together with others in the multinational corporate run global politics, fostering authoritarian, dictatorial regimes is the tradition. History is testament to the fact in every part of the world predominantly to serve vested interests much to the destruction of constitutional based democratic governance.

Although, United States having earlier rightfully not granting travel visa to Narendra Modi related to Gujarat violence and scores of innocent deaths in 2002 only to be reversed by the so-called democrat President Barack Obama and lately Republican incumbent President Donald Trump slighting recent events confirms United States government priority or the lack thereof to human rights and the fundamentals of democracy.

Indian government leaderships under Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah subversion of democracy and extreme violations in the abuse of power leading to incessant violence, innocent deaths, unnecessary tensions and unrest in the country appropriately calls for the resignation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah sparing vulnerable segments viz. muslims, so-called Dalits and other targeted demography from continuous persecution and religion caste based mob killings that has become the way of life in addition to saving democracy as well as the distressed economy is paramount.

India’s secular diverse culture and hard fought independence in adherence to constitution protected equal rights, opportunity and respect for all barring any form of prejudice exerting caste, religion and other basis could no longer be dismissed as witnessed in the ongoing political, social and economic precipice.

I convey my sincere condolences to the families and students who have suffered enormously in the recent violence and survivors who have lost their loved ones in the senseless government actions on CAA, NPR and NRC .

I also urge the vast number of Indians protesting against CAA, NPR and NRC to maintain absolute peaceful, non-violent, civil decorum and disposition resisting any form of provocation and instigation from the government and their representative groups harming collectively as there are no winners in violence.

Importantly, the CAA, NPR and NRC protesters engagement through direct dialogue and discourse on this matter is pertinent and would avoid such confrontations with groups likely to infuse altercation.

There are also ways to submit your grievances and share your concerns through social media provided access available to exercise the basic right unlike the government intervention in Kashmir blocking communication and internet access for longer period prolonging until now over there.

The resolution to the current situation in India is for the BJP government to repeal CAA and abandon the unconstitutional undemocratic NPR, NRC and resume established census method safeguarding citizens rights and privacy.

As for the population as second and third generation residents with no documents and not having criminal records threatening any citizen’s safety and national security should be granted amnesty or asylum again discarding religion based criteria treating all as nothing but humans and Indians in statehood and citizenship.

The government’s failure to resolve the issue in the above manner i.e. revoking CAA and adopting democratic practice on national census leaves the nation and the ones inevitably to be affected viz. significant percentage of all Indians not just muslim Indians in government obstinacy on citizenship rights with no choice but seek removal of leaderships from power.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah stepping down from office would demonstrate Indian democracy’s strength and legitimacy.

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Padmini Arhant

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India – Withdraw CAA, NPR, NRC and Save democracy

February 24, 2020

India – Withdraw CAA, NPR, NRC
and

Save democracy

Padmini Arhant

Prime Minister Narendra Modi headed government policy on CAA, NPR and NRC is unprecedented undemocratic means aimed at disenfranchisement of large swath of population representing Hindu majority besides Muslims and other minorities in the country.

BJP spokespersons and surrogates making rounds in all forms of media and press to defend indefensible citizenship act discarding constitution is a desperate effort to impose draconian measure stripping vast number of Indians their citizenship under the guise of national registration.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi administration having miserably failed to address ailing economy burdened with high unemployment, inflation and gloomy business environment ignoring tragedies involving suicides among educated and skilled unemployed youth in the urban areas and distressed farmers in rural India is rather unfortunate. Instead PM Narendra Modi adopting diversionary tactics to deprive Indians statehood and citizenry clarify BJP agenda behind polarization politics.

PM Narendra Modi’s Hindutva ideology in compliance with RSS fundamentalism endanger Indian democracy.

The mass protests nationwide in the past three months denouncing the reprehensible CAA, NPR and NRC is of least concern to PM Narendra Modi and his BJP government that in itself explains the serious threat to Indian democratic system.  Any genuine democratic leadership would heed citizens call to scrap CAA, NPR and NRC as it is premised on government’s selective criteria to maintain voting block while isolating significant population from voting rights and importantly removing their citizenship status despite many of them being second and third generation Indians in the country.

PM Narendra Modi governance style thus far proved to be anti-constitutional and anti-democratic upon reviewing series of events where all institutions beginning with the election commission, judiciary not barring the highest court on land i.e. the Supreme Court of India, Central Reserve Bank, investigating agencies like Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate to Income tax department are misused to political and personal advantage in order to remain in power.

The systemic abuse of power is the norm under PM Narendra Modi continuing the legacy from Gujarat as Chief Minister undermining democratic principles with the record on gross human rights violations instigating communal violence and riots resulting in deaths of scores of innocent children, women and men in Muslim and Hindu communities in the state.

PM Narendra Modi performing to the scripted role directed by internal organization RSS and external foreign forces transformed the highest office of Prime Ministership into showmanship, the trend having originated in the United States 2008 Presidential election and prolonged post election until date to beguile captive audience only to be disillusioned sooner than later experienced in both democracies time and time again hard to escape observant’s attention.

As for BJP media representatives and regional allies in government claims that CAA, NPR and NRC would not affect Indian Muslims and other Indian citizens despite several incidents confirming otherwise clearly demonstrates the authorities underestimating human intelligence and citizens understanding of the devious plan to marginalize and alienate overwhelming majority in the country.

Since politics characterized as presumptuous and mendacious in nature rejecting ground reality much to own embarrassment and detriment is least surprising. The former Indian President Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed’s family having been the victims of citizenship elimination process along with former Army Major and Kargil war veteran in Assam Mohammed Sana Ullah, who had won a President’s medal for his thirty years of service to his country India, dispatched to a detention center as a foreigner based on his religion and Muslim hood is the kind of treatment the protesters across India fear from this dreadful CAA, NPR and NRC under PM Narendra Modi’s premiership.

Furthermore, the BJP alliances in regional states falsely projecting the government as the authority committed to their word when Prime Minister Narendra Modi has defaulted on numerous pledges and promises to the nation such as in the wake of disastrous demonetization the government offer to deposit 15 lakhs i.e. 1,500,000 rupees in each Indian citizen’s bank account that obviously never materialized until today and contrarily bankrupted ordinary citizens including 165 or more deaths from this particular debacle. Similarly, electoral gimmick on millions of jobs creation ended in evaporation in the first and second term of PM Narendra Modi’s terms in office are mere examples of consistent renege on government obligation to the nation at large.

Tamil Nadu ruling government ADMK as BJP’s partner insisting that people in the Southern state should give the latter the benefit of the doubt on CAA, NPR and NRC neglecting above cited realities is yet again politics prioritizing own political gains over citizens’ identity situation. Besides, the ADMK members complicity with their former Chief Minister Jayalalitha who championed the cause in converting Tamil Nadu towards alcoholism among many other nefarious activities and corruption scandals expecting Tamil Nadu population to believe the local government to protect them is indeed a far cry.

No matter how this egregious decision to marginalize disproportionate Indian population in the latest CAA, NPR and NRC is circumvented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and regional allies, the dangerous course is ominous to those predicting a favorable outcome. The ill-conceived policy would further promote corruption prompting government employees and other recruits to demand bribes from anxious and vulnerable citizens unable to produce many documents required in the citizenship verification exercise. The forged documents with bribes appearing in the arduous data compilation is imminent only compounding the complex citizenship detection methodology.

Not to mention the unwanted chaos and turbulence in society with the families and individuals inability to meet the elaborate document submission to prove their citizenship status.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government withdrawal of CAA, NPR and NRC is no longer an option but a necessity to prevent the nation from inevitable turmoil due to incomprehensible procedure detouring the established census act safeguarding citizens’ rights and privacy.

The lack of wisdom and pragmatism in such political scheme is prominent.

Nonetheless, at no point in time any government and forces behind them should take people and their will for granted witnessed in the ongoing relentless struggle against CAA, NPR and NRC in India.

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Padmini Arhant

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India – Controversial NRC

October 3, 2019

India –   Controversial NRC

Padmini Arhant

The latest political stunt from incumbent BJP government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah to deflect national and international attention from India’s declining economy is National Register of Citizens (NRC).

Indian economy is facing enormous challenges with record unemployment, all time low productivity and consumer power combined with slump in all major sectors of the economy from real estate, manufacturing, auto industry to export business reflected in India’s real GDP and poor investor confidence apparent in recent Indian stock market performance.

Amid severe economic woes, the financial and banking crisis is causing more pain similar to   demonetization blow experienced by common citizens in the street with access to public deposits restricted creating panic and legitimate concerns among banking customers largely representing middle and lower economic class.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi government obviously in a bind with no solutions or effective remedy to precipitous economic status contributing to jobless youth frustration, the educated younger generation unable to find any job let alone suitable employment in their respective or desired occupation.

Small medium businesses are not the only ones affected, the bigger entrepreneurs are also feeling the bite and expressed grievance in the contemporary economy under much touted PM Narendra Modi 2.0 second term.

Instead of addressing the ailing economy, Narendra Modi and Amit Shah Sarkar or government tactfully engaged in diverting public focus from reality to a political camouflage staging the wanton communal crackdown on the weak, vulnerable and much targeted segments in society with the launching of National Register of Citizens or NRC.

The politically motivated move generating hype and hysteria against those branded as political and economic refugees in North Eastern India like Assam in particular though the policy is widespread and implemented nationwide to promote RSS’s Hindutva  ideology.

NRC is designed to isolate and disenfranchise BJP’s selective demography and religion viz. Islam and Christians besides so-called Hindu lower castes among other groups from certain regions within Indian sub-continent such as migrants from Myanmar or Sri Lankan Tamils regardless of their religious affiliation as Hindu, Muslim, Buddhists or any other faith.

BJP’s strong Hindutva doctrine corral upper castes Hindus within and outside India firmly affirming the anti-democratic path towards Hindu Rashtra or Hindu Nationalism imposing Hindu majority statehood with little or no consideration and thoughts on such acrimonious and impulsive communal paradigm.

The strange and bizarre fact being those behind Islamophobia fervor and suggesting anyone with alternative views to migrate to Pakistan or they are labeled a Pakistani while these Hindutva stalwarts are bed fellows with Pakistani establishment and business merchants.

The above enunciated accounts evidenced in PM Narendra Modi’s surprise visit to Pakistan to attend Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter’s wedding and not long ago exchanging secret pleasantries with the current Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Furthermore, importantly the trade relations between Indian political class and their clients with Pakistani counterparts even during the phony trade suspension following Pulwama terror attack in Kashmir reeks hypocrisy ad nauseam.

The business activities between Indian and Pakistan’s privileged club never disrupted despite maintaining superficial bitter rivalry to polarize peace seeking Indian and Pakistani mainstream population.

On NRC – the fragmentation is purported to hurt intended groups in society. BJP’s fundamentalism has already driven ignorant idle religious zealots to involve in mob lynching of innocent muslims and so-called Dalits in the country for reasons beyond justification.

The NRC is geared at instigating more chaos and communal unrest.

When the argument is based on proselytism or mass conversion of then Hindu religion  followers to Islam, Christianity, Buddhism and so on, the present overzealous social reformers fail to understand and recognize the main and actual members responsible for the status quo.

These members allowing invasion and occupation of India for centuries by Moghuls from ancient Persia and later the traders adept at producing traitors within India – the Colonial East India Company established as British Raj were invariably the upper castes in India.

Those taking pride as Rajvanshis or from the Indian Royal family – the princely states Raja and Maharaja categorized as Shatriyas (warriors) in the caste hierarchy and their Raj gurus or Ministers predominantly Brahmins had no qualms in accommodating the invaders and occupiers at that time. The trend continued to the moment. 

History is testimony to the fact and these events are prevalent until today that foreign invasion of India made possible by those in power as Kings, Ministers and power brokers as well as business community ( Vaisya in Indian caste system) those days until now.

The proselytization of Hindus to Islam and Christianity etc. squarely falls on upper caste as enumerated above.

Hence, the upper caste descendants retaining powerful positions as members in Parliament and government would be the outcasts for their ancestral treason facilitating and cooperating with then invaders determined by BJP as forces behind proselytization or conversion to Islam or Christianity of large swath of Hindus by force or coercion.

The entire exercise arguably leads to introspection and poignant factor that nothing happens without internal collusion and complicity.

NRC is a political maneuver exacerbating complex socio economic and political environment in Secular India.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah investing Indian public money in improving and alleviating India’s economic situation would be wise and worthwhile rather than wasting resources and wealth in unnecessary and detrimental policy viz. NRC.

Thank you.

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Gandhi Jayanthi – Mahatma Gandhi 150th Birth Anniversary

October 2, 2019

Gandhi Jayanthi

Mahatma Gandhi 150th Birth Anniversary

Padmini Arhant

When the nation was shackled and enslaved by brute force

You came along and instilled the idea of freedom 

When you witnessed prejudice and untouchability by extreme source

You strived to teach unity and equality with hope and wisdom

When you rallied the nation to rise for self-respect and dignity

You created the aura attracting selfless patriots and passionate compatriots

The mass awakening aroused by you and several great souls brought clarity

Many of you as crusaders collectively contributed to birth of free India

Sabarmati ke Santh,  May your legacy last like the sun and the moon on earth!

 

When violence and dominance practiced by authority generated passivity

You taught non-violence and resistance to counter atrocity 

When assaults and killings of innocents justified as way of life 

You reminded the sinners of their sins and there began the strife 

No nation or society could be oppressed without corruption and treason 

The nation stalls with firewalls setting into slow motion or even malfunction

Such predicament prompts the necessity for sane and sensible voice 

You along with other extraordinary martyrs became the ideal choice 

Sabarmati ke Santh,  May your legacy last like the sun and the moon on earth!

 

You expressed fear and felicitations on the prospects of national independence 

The hidden truth since then revealed in internal and external influence on Indian governance

A nation is free and truly democratic only when power commands honesty and integrity

Unfortunately, these requirements in politics has no possibility with allegiance to impropriety

The prevalent dark age or Kaliyuga celebrates and commemorates assassins, divisive destructive elements

How could any nation or population deal with massive fraud and negative fragments?

The worthy, qualified and virtuous are disdained with truth regarded the enemy of calamity

However, the time and tide stop for nothing with the firm belief in progress and prosperity

Sabarmati ke Santh, May your legacy last like the sun and the moon on earth!

 

Your dreams and expectations for a nation you laid your life is still a long way from reality

The rich as the wildly richest, poor the poorest, casteism the permanent scar, religion shrieking as majority

Amid milestones in reaching galaxy, the ordinary continue to suffer and struggle as their destiny

While the priorities are misplaced, the nation straddles with assurance on all being well despite the irony 

Farmers, factory workers, small shop keepers, street vendors, teachers and importantly soldiers denied direct meeting 

Contrarily, celebrities from entertainment, economic sector and especially religious zealots welcomed with warm greeting

Indian Parliament is crowded with industrialists, political heirs, movie and sports stars asserting their fame and fortune

Indian streets, sewage and man holes manual cleaning and maintenance designated to so-called lower caste as their misfortune

Sabarmati Ke Santh, May your legacy last like the sun and the moon on earth!

 

Happy 150th Birth Anniversary BAPU!

May your Soul rest in peace!

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

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India – Invasion and Colonization

August 4, 2019

India – Invasion and Colonization

Padmini Arhant

Invasion and colonization of India since time immemorial until today with India remaining a colonial state is predominantly due to traitors within India in politics, economy,  entertainment, religion and social domains with communication outlets like print and visual media buckled down to domestic and foreign power.

These traitors entrenched in corruption and famished for power, fame and fortune submit to treason, false propaganda, distortion, subversion, indoctrination and sacrilege of religion, human values and ethos for individual gains and their masters vested interests.

These parasites selling their souls for personal benefits are primarily responsible for generational suffering among vast majority.

The affluence and prominence are found most useful for the foreign forces and their proxies in government, economy, entertainment, religion and social sphere in aiding and abetting divide and conquer strategy – the fundamental course in exerting superiority with authority. 

The topic will continue on other aspects and consequences of treason and massive corruption eroding the prospects within for the present population making the future bleak for the next generation.

Please stand by for more on this important subject.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

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India – Election Results 2019 Upend Democracy

May 23, 2019

India – Election Results 2019 Upend Democracy

Padmini Arhant

A sad day for India on the demise of world’s largest democracy when fundamentalist ideology premised on communal, divisive and polarizing politics using fear and violence marginalize the foundation of Gandhian ideals and hard fought freedom.

When candidates of a national political party viz. BJP declare Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin a patriot and the party chief Amit Shah standby the provocative statement with pride further denigrating Mahatma Gandhi in using the reference Satyagraha, these candidacies prevailing in the national election is ominous for the nation and the philosophy of ahimsa meaning non-violence, peace and unity.

Notwithstanding the height of presumptuousness in the incumbent Narendra Modi in the earlier term and throughout political campaign proclaiming self as the Supreme pose grave challenges to people represented governance.

The shadow power i.e. corporate financiers, Indian stock market and external forces rallying behind their ally Narendra Modi is expected at the nation’s expense. Though the cause for celebration confined to vested interests having adverse repercussions cannot be ruled out in the near and long term. 

Unfortunately, the election has been anything but free and fair considering the violations and  specifically the flow of black money and electoral bonds widely used to buy votes in most parts of the country.

The reports from the campaign ground on minorities and other demography voter registration cancellation depriving them from casting ballots or using their democratic right to participate in the election besides the declining of ex-BSF soldier Tej Bahadur Yadav nomination to contest against candidate Narendra Modi cannot be ignored as well.

The results barring above mentioned electoral irregularities nationwide has settled towards default position due to lack of credible and formidable political choices as a viable alternative despite the central government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dismal record in office – soaring unemployment, poverty and inflation exacerbating economic woes across the country.

On the regional performance, the outcome reflect anti-incumbency and/or absence of appealing options for the electorate leaning towards the available political factions in the electoral exercise.

India is confronted with nationalism spreading Hindutva doctrine only to be spearheaded in the misuse of political mandate.

Padmini Arhant 

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