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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Padmini Arhant

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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 – 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.

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Padmini Arhant

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Indian Politics Election 2019 (Hindi)

March 9, 2019

Indian Politics Election 2019 (Hindi)

Final Version

Indian politics and social issues are discussed in this final version. The tolerance or the lack thereof defines character and civilization. The modern age quantum leap in technology, science and social conditions represent human adaptation that somehow not reflected in humanitarian issues beckoning empathy and ethical norm.

The economic growth only benefitting top 1% while remaining population struggling to make ends meet could not be claimed as progress and development. The vast majority subjugated in abject poverty, social injustice and generational prejudice due to political ideology, pervasive corruption and dysfunctional system hinder fair opportunity for all across the spectrum.

India’s less fortunate and marginalized demography hope for a better tomorrow is possible upon awakening to political reality.

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Part – 1

Padmini Arhant

 

 

Indian Politics detailing incumbent administration Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s policies and performance is discussed in this video. India’s political, economic and social issues are analyzed based on governments role during their term in office.

This is Part – 1 of the topic with remaining to follow shortly.

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Padmini Arhant

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India – Hegemony Run Political Establishment

September 20, 2015

By Padmini Arhant

In the previous segment, snapshot on hegemony backed regimes were presented to review reality.

Although the earlier topic only covered few among several worldwide, the facts confirm status quo.

Similarly, India apparently independent nation regardless of dominion republic declaration clarifying non-termination of foreign rule prevalent in proxy governance.

Hegemony strategy premised on control over entire political establishment bid on all factions for win win situation in the so-called election with foreign and domestic illegal funding serving political office bearers, campaign donors and incognito rulers’ interests through beguiled electorate vote.

Indian elections attract donations from myriad sources creating prime time to liquidate black money not barring counterfeit notes printing to bribe voters besides overseas funders viz. Ford foundation, Saudi Arabia and alike involvement up until now.

The political system with prominent political parties at the national and regional level forging alliances alternate positions as ruling and opposition while maintaining agenda to protect each other from accountability on corruption and criminality.

Tax revenues become personal wealth and used to gain political mileage.

For better understanding – the two major political parties Congress and BJP cited in the example.

In hegemony political screen play, direction and production – the common scheme is developing poster-figure (poster-boy) to camouflage duplicity.

With Congress Party – hegemony choice to head Indian government was former World Bank member and economist Dr. Manmohan Singh promoted as Mr. Honest and Mr. Clean later turned out to be otherwise in Coalgate scam and remaining oblivious in 2G spectrum scandal.

Finance, Defense and Foreign Affairs appointments are hegemony authorized and hence World Bank ex-officials viz. current President Pranab Mukherjee, then finance minister P. Chidambaram in key posts were least surprising due to allegiance to external authority.

Congress Party British Raj representative A.O. Hume founded Congress originated in pre-independence India retained dynasty until today.

The Congress Party led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) term I and II (2004 – 2014) was progressive on explosive corruption scandals from top to bottom i.e. the High Command to lowest order enabling hegemony operated foreign banks and tax havens flourish at Indian population expense.

Organized crime syndicate funneled financial institutions under Congress Party chief Sonia Gandhi and UPA finance minister P. Chidambaram not to mention BJP complicity considering inaction as chief opposition sums up political collusion. 

Cash for votes not only on campaign trail but also extended in Parliament with BJP theatrical performance in an effort to absolve responsibility is a serious blow to democracy.

Congress survival rocked not from BJP or any other political group strength.  In fact, the self-inflicted damages with massive corruption unfolding despite political parties and hegemony owned media cover up, the fox could no longer hide in sheep’s clothing scenario emerged on Congress and allies’ corruption deals paving the way for hegemony alternative – BJP and coalition.

BJP – Bharatiya Janata Party with British Raj fostered RSS also dating back to colonial era like Congress is hegemony’s other wing.

Hegemony prepared to roll the dice favoring BJP candidate.  Politics finds strange bedfellows in the ambiance of adversary becoming an ally and vice versa.

Indian state Gujarat former Chief Minister Narendra Modi was hegemony approved candidate in the bogus Gujarat re-election in 2012 against pseudo contender supposedly representing common man basically to stifle average citizens’ representation.

Hegemony policy and advise to power hungry political class to ride on targeted individual’s back while the entity isolated and shunned from reference in sheer violation of free speech and democratic rights justified under false pretext is indicative of fearing expeditious self-collapse.

The piracy and plagiarism evident in copyright infringement with ideas, solutions, phrases and style from PadminiArhant.com presented as their own not to mention identity theft speaks volume on the political and personal character.

Furthermore, imitation of positive contributions without due acknowledgment is fraudulence and forgery constituting punishable crime in a civilized society in addition to burdening self with irreversible karmic effects.

Alternatively, caricature by paid actors using offensive material and platform is desperate times seeking desperate measures eventually hurting the catalysts and source. The contrived conduct poorly reflects on the promoters’ background and political embodiment.

Above all spying and 24/7 surveillance including eavesdropping and intrusion in private residence with little or no respect for other’s life is indecency and perversion emanating from political insecurity.

On the contrary, the political circle and everyone connected to them depleting national income and thriving on taxpayers funded salary and privileges not excluding sprawling mansions live discreet life cloaked in secrecy when they deserve to be on public radar.

In other activities placing the gun on other’s shoulders unleashing provocative and inflammatory sentiments is a cowardly gesture and do not necessarily safeguard the façade for what lies underneath is explicit in legacy and ongoing trend.

All actions have serious repercussions without exception.

Hegemony and delegates in Indian politics as Muslims half-brothers feign identity denying undeniable relationship with indifference to warfare imposed on people of Islamic faith worldwide.

The incumbent Indian administration recent borrowed remarks on terrorism is a cliché and disingenuous in light of latest abstinence on UN vote rather than unequivocal yeah endorsing Palestinian rights to file complaint on Israeli authorities’ atrocities with International Criminal Court of Justice.

Simultaneously Indian political apparatus at hegemony behest slight real freedom fighters like Netaji Subash Chandra Bose deemed imperialists enemy.

Juxtaposed the functionaries unduly glorify late Indian President A P J Abdul Kalam perhaps because of latter acquiescence to foreign manned Indian government’s unsavory stratagem.

Hegemony and Indian political contingency convoluted disposition is self defeating in the heightened absurdity.

The uncanny resemblance in hegemony remote rule in India cannot escape attention.

Hegemony projected ex-Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with emphasis on integrity to keep Congress headed UPA in power.

Now the 66 years old Prime Minister Narendra Modi is hegemony’s poster person to advance foreign agenda.

Nonetheless fake image and personality is a hard sell requiring hyped marketing. Anything unauthentic inevitably fizzle more so with those inclined to despotism verifiable in history serving as testimony.

Likewise, hegemony loyalists P. Chidambaram holding finance ministry during Congress tenure and same portfolio awarded to BJP’s unsuccessful candidate Arun Jaitley in the national election is pre-determined decision mocking democracy.

Not long ago hegemony slated BJP as fundamentalists, hindutva and saffron party refusing then Gujrat Chief Minister Narendra Modi travelers visa to visit United States quoting Godra communal violence as the factor.

Now in the well known political flip flop hegemony extending unprecedented rating lauding Modi governance is misnomer ignoring significant failures enumerated below.

Indian Parliament Monsoon session stymied and pronounced complete washout in the domestic front and foreign affairs – the critical high level talks between nuclear neighbors India and Pakistan – National Security Advisors meeting cancellation explains the lack of initiatives and misplaced priority.

Farmers plight with suicides that began in Congress fronted UPA duration escalated at present and war veterans hunger strike to receive fair pensions initially resisted authorizing police intervention to disperse peaceful assembly.

Modi Sarkar or government dubbed Mercantile Modi not without reasons with India’s wealthiest and leading industrialists Mukesh Ambani and Gautam Adani exerting influence and their delegations regularly accompany PM overseas tour.

Modi administration in return exchange partiality with requests to United States to list the moguls from economic, entertainment and political field in VIP category exempting them from security protocol applicable to ordinary citizens within and outside United States.

Indian political structure adapts United States political pattern with Wall Street drafting legislations through intense lobbying alongside special interests like AIPAC, NRA, religious zealots and institutions for imperial aspirations remaining firm on their respective ideology much to national and international detriment.

Viewing through Indian prism, the political parties predominantly represent the rich, famous and powerful in society.

Indian politics using caste and religion for communal divide is standard practice inherited from colonial ruler.

NDA and BJP trust deficit with Muslim community in India stems from Gujarat and Ayodhya incidents no less than counterpart Congress response towards Sikhs and Sri Lankan Tamils aiding previous Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksha brutal crackdown following former Prime Ministers Indira Gandhi and Rajeev Gandhi assassination.

The political tactic to address this problem is indeed uniquely deceptive.  BJP cohort All India Majilis-e-ltte(?)had-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM) – the Hyderabad based party flamboyant President Asaduddin Owaisi and sibling Akbaruddin Owaisi are BJP leadership and RSS sponsored canons exacerbating the existing authority credibility.

Whenever politics engage in Machiavellian approach aimed at end justifying the means, these are ominous signs for precipitous decline.

The analogy using Congress and BJP applies to regional political parties with prolonged rule enforced via flawed electoral process.

Indian political chronicle too consists assassination conforming to violent removal of leaders especially Mahatma Gandhi – pioneer of peace and non-violence raising poignant question on the price the nation expected to pay upon insiders committing treason to appease foreign power.

India’s freedom from oligarchy, dynasty, religious extremism and antiquated caste orientation preserved to facilitate hegemony dominance is paramount to experience pervasive progress in the country with vast potential.

Peace to all!

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Imperialism – Anti Humanity Doctrine

September 13, 2015

By Padmini Arhant

Colonialism survival predominantly dependent on hierarchy and polarization in society with duplicity in policy not to mention adopting any means to sustain unsustainable parasitic tradition.

Colonial strategy is subversion of religion sanctity and civilization heritage.

British Raj during overt reign in India created Rashtriya Sevak Sangh (RSS) in 1930 promoted as Hindu fundamentalists when in reality the organization and political parties pledged allegiance to colonial power until today.

RSS creation is imperialists affront to Hindu religion and Hindu philosophy committed to secularism. At the other end of the spectrum are factions in British partitioned Pakistan opposed to constructive process with India.

Similarly, British colonial power produced Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt projected as Islamic fundamentalists while aiding and abetting the rise of Muslim Brotherhood behind the scenes to serve colonial agenda.

Not surprisingly Muslim Brotherhood refrained from participation in Egypt uprising against Western ally – the dictatorial regime of ex-President Hosni Mubabarak in Tehrir Square, Cairo in 2011.

Furthermore, the so-called first democratic election in Egypt following the western partner Mubarak government ouster in 2011 fielded western candidate Mohammad Morsi representing none other than Muslim Brotherhood.

The dichotomy in imperialists pretense to generate impression of western aversion for fundamentalism with legacy fostering extremism using religion and communal divide expose true identity.

The contrived position extended through RSS in India essentially subscribes to subordination and marginalization prevalent in Indian caste system.

The imperialist response via RSS to the article published on this site titled India – Good Governance Upon Clean Governance calling for abolition of antiquated caste structure in Indian society beckons attention.

RSS chief – interestingly named Bhagwat in the backdrop of goddess Durga banner referring to Indian caste classification as Indian family system proclaimed the degenerative practice – Akshunn interpreted as unbroken and Takat (power) of Hindu Samaj (society).

In fact, the society crafted caste pyramid is proved Apshakun i.e. bad omen and  b weakness not power derailing social progress notwithstanding contradiction in India’s status as thriving secular democracy.

A real functioning democracy would exemplify equality and respect human values determined by deed not creed. 

The archaic caste custodians cherish discriminatory practice voiding eligibility to be part of human race for the term human is derived from HUMANE – the  salient characteristic for Homo sapiens in Mammalia.

Again India’s caste orientation always ranks first among other problems in western criticism about India revealing imperialists hypocritical overture.

The caste denomination is farcical conflicting with the current trend in every other individual’s claim as almighty God. 

Above all the superiority asserted on caste based criteria bowing to cannibal sponsors is the irony.

 

RSS and Muslim League / Brotherhood are two sides of the coin to serve imperial cause – disparage religions relevantly Hinduism and Islam respectively besides establishment of proxy governance.

Imperialism favored dynasty and despotism alternated in politics denying sovereignty and republic rule.

Imperialism contemporary involvement sponsoring terrorism recruit vulnerable and credulous youth branded as jihadists to destabilize nations in the Middle East and North Africa.

Likewise, Central and South Asia notably Afghanistan and Pakistan declared failed states with terror manifestation strengthened through arms supply and military aid.

ISIL evolution into ISIS having emerged from imperial power designed al Qaeda is a classic symptom of ailing supremacy to prolong decadence.

The imperialist destructive goals verifiable in Afghanistan’s Helmand province depriving Afghan farmers from food agriculture such as wheat, maize, mung beans, nuts and produce…forced into poppy cultivation from western capital and profits shared by Taliban – supposedly the enemy combatant fighting against United States and NATO for the last fourteen years in the U.S. taxpayers funded warfare.

Imperialists anti humanity doctrine targets religion, social, political, economic and environment development in the self-effacing stratagem.

The counterproductive course best abandoned since actions have repercussions without exception.

Peace to all!

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant