India – Public Reaction on Status Quo

September 3, 2020

India – Public Reaction on Status Quo

Padmini Arhant

When ordinary voices have no opportunity in mainstream and so-called independent news media in collusion with political class, the frustration reach a crescendo reflected in public social media.

The following video reveals ground reality otherwise camouflaged and covered up by news networks and other media concerned about image and commercial rating ignoring overwhelming population misery.

 

 

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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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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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India – Objection to UNHRC Plea on CAA, NPR & NRC

March 6, 2020

India –  BJP Government Objection to UNHRC Plea on CAA, NPR & NRC

Padmini Arhant

Prime Minister Narendra Modi government and the state run media objection to UNHRC joining other local petitioners on the controversial #CAA, #NPR and #NRC in the Indian Supreme Court calling out UNHRC participation as foreign body intervention in India’s internal affair and further claiming that such activity is violation of India’s sovereignty deserves attention.

India’s position might be valid upon Indian government strict adherence to Indian constitution and democratic rule of law barring any form of discrimination and prejudice that the legislated act #CAA, #NPR and #NRC proved to be in the testing ground viz. the north eastern state, Assam.

Assam citizens requested for protection of the natives political, economic and social rights and the indigenous culture that are on the brink of dissipation due to migrants from adjacent West Bengal and population influx from Bangladesh post 1971 war between India and Pakistan.

Instead, Assamese problem exacerbated with natives and locals placement in detention centers on the basis of convoluted NRC and CAA diversion from initial approximately 33,000 immigrants to now 19% of population of which 12% are Hindus and Delhi Central government defined Hindu denominations viz. Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians leaving the remaining 7% muslims as illegals per PM Narendra Modi’ government’s declaration.

The foreign tribunal set up in Assam to filter the qualified against the non-qualified in the citizenship criteria already split internally with the resignation of a tribunal member dissenting on the corruption and lack of credibility in the process that apparently allowed applicants with forged documents bribing the administration officials while declining citizens with proper documents and papers on them.

The long established second and third generation citizens in Assam having been affected by NRC flaws could not even receive any justice in the State High Court interpreting the New Delhi government law as final.

As a result, the Assamese natives are being relocated from their place of residence to BJP government assigned detention centers with reports of some deaths in some facility from the inadequate accommodation requirements.

The cases in reference are as pointed out earlier on this site – the former President of India Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed’s family isolated as non-citizens of India.

Similarly the former war veteran Army Major Mohammed Sanaullah, a decorated Indian Army Officer having served Indian defense force for over thirty years and honored with Presidential medal for his bravery in Kargil war between India and Pakistan that almost led to nuclear meltdown in 1999 only to be now denigrated as a foreigner and dispatched to detention center could not be an inadvertent mistake. The Army officer Mohammed Sanaullah had to prove his citizenship in the court of law at his personal expense.

Needless to say ordinary citizens living hand to mouth in a distressed economy are not in a position to deal with such challenges evidently associated with #CAA, #NPR and #NRC.

These are the ramifications from #CAA, #NPR and #NRC that are falsely propagated as no brainer in implementation harming none anywhere in India despite the unraveling of the unnecessary government agenda.

The intriguing aspect of this #CAA in particular is the government plan to naturalize minority Hindus and Hindu category as outlined above from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh living in non-residential status in Assam legislated in Parliament with an amendment to the existing citizenship act. When the government could have granted asylum to all those members including muslims upon every one of them satisfying the standard criteria and importantly without criminal record.

PM Narendra Modi, HM Amit Shah and their surrogates in media and those representing the government in media discussions on this topic defend #CAA, #NPR and #NRC as laws that target none even though muslims are specifically segregated from this group for citizenship approval.

Furthermore, what was the need for  PM Narendra Modi government to amend the citizenship act for #CAA?

Again, when the matter could have been addressed without dragging the nation into quagmire producing protests followed by BJP government ministers and members unleashed hate speeches and inflammatory recommendations that consumed more than 47 innocent lives in the latest horrific Delhi violence and set North East Delhi on fire.

Obviously, these events suffice to summarize that are more to these laws that meets the eye and the government confirmation in this regard with no political will to resolve the issues amicably prolong the contentious citizenship saga.

Now on the issue of UNHRC accused of meddling in India’s domestic propositions.

The synonymous action from India, in fact  Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government indulgence in neighboring Nepal, an independent sovereign state with democratically elected government passing a unanimous constitutional amendment in Parliament on Nepal’s Hindu status to secular state was condemned by PM Narendra Modi, his government and BJP in unison.

They did not stop at reprimanding Nepal’s leadership and opposition alike for this transition from Hindu state to secularism or pluralist status.

PM Narendra Modi unilaterally imposed economic sanctions against the economically struggling small nation like Nepal subjecting children, women, youth and elderly to extreme difficulties depriving them of food, medicines and basic essentials leading to casualties from that economic blockade lasting several months in 2015.

Perhaps at that time, PM Narendra Modi and cohorts singing in chorus now could have realized that India and Indian government had no business to chide Nepal nor possessed any right to intervene in Nepal’s sovereign decision let alone execute drastic trade embargo on Nepal.

Politics selective amnesia is well known and Indian critics on UNHRC sharing concerns as interventional fail to acknowledge own record fitting the profile.

India’s interference in 2015 was intrusive especially concerning Nepal’s admirable measure becoming inclusive in recognition of all citizens and diverse background in the country unlike India on the reverse course.

Often such examples serve as poignant moments in political history striving to safeguard democracy and constitutional rights of all citizens rejecting bias and marginalization of any segments in society.

Unfortunately, India is driven in the opposite direction in defiance of democracy, constitution and humanitarian law benefitting none at the end.

Indian citizenry consciousness and mass awakening to this effect pertinent to avert undesirable destination reflected in status quo. 

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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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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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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.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

Author & Presenter PadminiArhant.com

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India – Corporate run Government – Padmini Arhant

December 25, 2019

India – Corporate run Government 

Padmini Arhant

While Indian government and administration under Prime Minister Narendra Modi and home minister Amit Shah are dedicated to contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Registry Citizens (NRC) and now citing long existing National population registry (NPR) (census) to maneuver the embattled Hindutva ideology isolating specific demography in an effort to allocate vote banks,

The most favored corporate families viz Mukesh Ambani, Anil Ambani and Gautam Adhani among others in economic sector essentially run politics, economy, judiciary and media.

Not surprisingly, Reliance industries and Jio Telecom company CEO Mukesh Ambani reportedly per bloomberg.com adds $17 billion dollars to personal net worth in 2019 leading to individual total net worth at $61 billion claiming the status as Asia’s richest individual.

The corporate monopoly defiantly in gross violation of anti-trust and capitalist economy characteristics such as fair opportunity to all major and minor businesses to compete effectively enabling market determined factors to yield returns and profitability across economy rather than sole advantage to particular corporate group or family.

Furthermore, market economy benefitting consumers in terms of choices and options in quality, price and service is phased out in the prevalent economic environment.

The government pledge to protect selective corporate families interest at the vast majority expense where nearly a billion population is forced into record unemployment, inflation and sluggish economic growth arguably embarked on deflecting public attention from burgeoning economic strife alongside the meteoric rise of Mukesh Ambani and Ambani industries questionably held above law and exempt from transparency and accountability on tax compliance and various rules and regulations otherwise applicable to regular ordinary business entrepreneurs and retail merchants in the economy.

Indian population especially the educated and skilled youth in formal and informal sectors confronted with dismal economic and career prospects justifiably frustrated about status quo.

Indian government’s misplaced priority in enforcing laws and amendments on citizenship act causing unnecessary tension and anxiety primarily to distract citizens focus from chosen corporate expansion amassing personal wealth should be a grave concern for significant population struggling to make ends meet and overwhelming segments in abject poverty.

Corporate run politics and governments are not to be expected to bridge the gap between the haves and have nots when the system is solidified in quid pro quo for exclusive benefits and privilege.

Indian government and politics together bear responsibility for the ever increasing economic disparity and social inequality in society.

Indian citizens dealing with serious economic crises legitimately require to seek government action on reviving economy and immediate end to partisan politics premised on religion, caste and communal polarization.

Unless the situation and issues are addressed reversing the conditions, those reaping the harvest too would sooner than later experience the free fall of economy currently heading in the undesirable direction.

The prosperity of any or few depriving the rest from basic existence and survival is unsustainable resulting in inevitable negative outcome.

People power proved formidable in resisting unconventional practice and divisive politics.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

Author & Presenter PadminiArhant.con

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India – Constitution and Democracy under Siege

December 16, 2019

India – Constitution and Democracy under Siege

Padmini Arhant

Reiterating earlier call for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and home minister Amit Shah to step down from office in light of status quo specifically deteriorating law and order deploying undemocratic means using public funded law enforcement and other cadre to silence democracy resulting in innocent lives deaths and unlawful detention of peaceful participants voicing their legitimate concern over the unconstitutional Citizenship Amendment Act and religion biased Naturalization law. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and home minister Amit Shah’s religion and caste oriented politics is the epitome of their political career. BJP government desperate attempts to distract citizens attention from burgeoning economic issues such as high unemployment in all sectors, agrarian crisis, decline in economic growth and productivity, massive banking fraud severely affecting banking industry creating panic and frustration among common depositors having lost all their savings earlier from PM Narendra Modi’s disastrous demonetization and now in the state run banks mismanagement of public funds allowing unscrupulous members associated with political parties and economic sector to default and abscond on government and political opposition watch is merely the tip of the iceberg.

Since assuming office in the second term touted as Modi 2.0 by state operated media and other communication outlets, PM Narendra Modi and home minister Amit Shah together embarked on controversial and counterproductive topics beginning with Article 370 abrogation, Criminalizing Triple Talaq (Divorce) among Muslim community while turning a blind eye to similar or worse situations among Hindus and other demography, declaring Lord Ram Temple construction through hamstrung Supreme Court’s final verdict on the embattled Babri Masjid (Mosque) site in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh comprising largest Muslim population…are BJP’s election manifesto preliminary actions. 

Lately, PM Narendra Modi and home minister Amit Shah rammed Naturalization Law and Citizenship Amendment Act cherry picking three neighbors in the entire India sub-continent and South Asia. They are Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh isolating Muslims in religion based asylum in the Northeast and rest of India. PM Narendra Modi justified the conspicuous discrimination against Muslims in this process stating they belonged to the majority in their country of origin compared to the BJP government empathized groups viz. Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Christians and Parsis in those three nations ignoring the persecuted Sri Lankan Tamils living in Indian Southern State Tamilnadu and elsewhere who are ardent followers of Hinduism or Sanatana Dharma  evident in Hindu Temples erasement in Sri Lanka during ethnic cleansing by recently re-emerged Mahinda Rajapaksha regime (not without backend international and Indian political maneuver) in Colombo.

Likewise, the ostracized Rohingya muslims as minority in Myanmar with children, elderly and women upon arrival on Indian soil were expelled on unsubstantiated terrorism charges by this government showing little or no consideration for gross human rights violations experienced by them in Myanmar.

The irony in the ongoing catastrophic strategy of transforming India into a Hindu State and welcoming Hindu minorities from Muslim majority nations in the neighborhood completely neglects the plight and miseries of so-called Dalits, Adivasis (Natives), Indigenous, Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, Backward Class, Other Backward Class (OBC) representing overwhelming majority Hindus subject to atrocities and extreme violence from Hindutva zealots under the pretext of cow vigilantes tied to organizations viz. Bhartiya Gau Raksha Dal / Indian Cow Protection Organization and other fundamentalist groups directly operating under RSS run BJP nationwide. Notwithstanding the land confiscations from various tribes and farmers to benefit certain corporate families like Gautam Adhani, Mukesh Ambani, Anil Ambani and the likes having close ties with the government and political class in general.

The interesting factor is the BJP government in New Delhi and other states /provinces have long been involved in beef export to near and far destinations amid fomenting violence leading to mob lynching on this issue against muslims and people determined as social outcasts referred to as Dalits in society.

Where is the humanitarianism from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and home minister Amit Shah towards sweeping majority i.e. the designated lower caste Hindus enduring generational prejudice in urban areas and untouchability in rural parts of the country with the practice institutionalized in the past five years of BJP government?

The incumbent government’s consistent pattern in utilizing polarization politics to deflect mass grievance and anger over economic woes to BJP manufactured social and humanitarian chaos confirms the administration’s inability to effectively address the growing economic problems demanding prompt solutions that appears to be unavailable given the government priority on anything other than the economy.

The government selective raids and investigation on corruption scandals excluding large swath of members within and among alliances in addition to corporate favorites and celebrities in the entertainment with an alarming record of tax evasions, offshore hoarding in tax havens, black money and embezzlements reported in Panama Gate and other national as well as international corruption exposures barely attract the authorities interest.

Contrarily, in neighboring Pakistan, the Panama Gate revelation caused political storm ousting the accused former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and family with imprisonment freezing the assets of Sharif family for fraudulent dealings and illegal wealth amassment in the economically struggling nation with substantial population in abject poverty. 

India is no different in terms of impoverishment with the poor and poorest survival hanging in balance by the minute of their lives whilst the rich, famous and powerful stashing wealth overseas and in disguised investments lasting several generations are untouchable and held above law. The reverence and constant adulations of them making headlines and in news columns overcast criminal indulgence exempting them from any inquiry and rule of law.

Indian politics has evolved into betting, bidding and bareknuckle crony capitalism. The corporate run government with major political party deploying underhanded tactics to intimidate and lure members of opposition is heading towards consolidating power unbridled in enforcing and executing policies and agenda rejecting consequential upheavals from such endeavors. 

The fragmented and fragile Indian opposition fraught with internal strife pose no threats to the ruling BJP having successfully established the horse trading in forming or toppling government at regional and national level.

The opposition has no meaning or relevance witnessed in latest state assembly elections with parties forging alliance regardless of political ideology and platform sharing the common goal to access power even if that calls for alternating terms in office.

The victim in the current political, economic and social environment is none other than the average citizen. The middle class and downwards bearing the brunt of the escalating abuse of power targeting the most vulnerable and weak segments whether it be muslims or the economically burdened lower class confined to accepting government’s lack luster performance in the economic front unassailable.

History is testimony to events beyond threshold delivering outcome against anything unsustainable.

Indian democracy is indeed at risk and the nation beckons not only forward, progressive, open minds but also anyone who deeply care about their present and immediate future to rein in authority wasting taxpayer funds and national resources in unnecessary and futile exercise with serious repercussions.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

Author & Presenter PadminiArhant.com

Prakrithi.PadminiArhant.com

 

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