The most damaging thing that happened for India was the offshoot of Narendra Modi and PM AB Vajpayee preferring to toe the line of the US in 2001. Vajpayee government had mobilized the army on the borders of India in retaliation to the Indian Parliament attack? on December 13, 2001. Modi had strongly spoken against ‘Islamic terrorism” in the debate and presented India as a victim of terrorism although no Indian was involved in the attacks on America.
But the whole brunt of the so-called fight against terrorism was aimed at Indian Muslims. The Government of India banned Students Islamic Movement (SIMI) on September 27, 2001without any proof against it. Then happened the fire accident at Godhra and it was Modi who changed the statement of the collector of Godhra who had called the fire an accident. He turned it into a terrorist attack and blamed Pakistan terror outfits to be behind the incident.
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Was the 9/11 attacks an inside job?
On September 6, 2006, 75 US professors revealed in a report of their analysis of 9/11 that it was an “inside job”. The smoke from the Twin Towers was spreading horizontally as it happens in the controlled demolition of skyscrapers and the steel of the towers could not have melted by the fuel in the two planes. Parallel finding in 2002 train fire at Godhra was by UC Banerjee commission set up by the railway ministry of the central government. It said that the fire started from within. It was most likely a stove bursting into a conflagration as the Hindu pilgrims were cooking within the compartment which was barred and shut to prevent outside passengers from entering it.
Modi’s categorizing India as a victim of terrorism was disproved when the Samjhauta train was firebombed by Hindutva terrorists that included Ramji Kalsangra, Sandeep Dange, Sunil Joshi, etc. The attack was mounted according to a conspiracy attended by Swami Asimanand, Indresh Kumar and others. When the Haryana police were on the verge of discovering the Hindutva hand our national security advisor and member of the coterie of National Advisory Council MK Narayanan stalled it for fear that it would expose Indian involvement on Samjhauta express. Much later on July 16, 2009, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh jointly declared with the Pakistan President that India and Pakistan recognized that terrorism was the “chief threat” to the two countries.
Such seismic declaration was the upheaval that the joint statement ushered in! Senior leader of BJP Yeshwant Sinha remarked: “The distinction between the aggressor and the victim has been completely obliterated.” The Congress government instead of supporting the candid opinion expressed by the two leaders weighed it against the forthcoming election in Maharashtra and also the fact that 26/11 was still fresh in the memory of the people and did not support PM Manmohan Singh.
That was the most shocking reversal in the much-vaunted fight against terrorism
In this India was made out to be the victim of Pakistan terror. This raises the question as to why India did not wake up when MK Narayanan had made the move to prevent Indian involvement in terror being exposed by our own police. Manmohan Singh must have been seized of the matter and found it opportune to join President Yousuf Raza Gilani of Pakistan at Sharm-el-Sheikh in Egypt in issuing the joint statement.
How could Modi now absolve himself of the blame of polarizing India in his attempt to put all blame on the Nehruvian era and assert cultural nationalism which excludes Muslims and other minorities and also justifies Sardar Patel for having executed the Hyderabad police action in which nearly 40,000 Muslims lost their lives? [Sunderlal Commission report submitted to Nehru] So, blaming Muslims for terror and also for love Jihad has divided the society against the Muslims. However, the people voted him to power were infatuated with his development mantra. On the eve of emergency Indira Gandhi had said that there was no magic wand by which anyone could solve all the problems facing India.
The rank prejudice and enmity against Pakistan is understandable. The RSS does not want to tolerate the neighboring country just because Pakistan came into existence on the basis of religion and India could not become a Hindu state. However, the polarization that Modi-sarkar is sowing is definitely fraught with greater danger to come. One simple statement of truth generated such fury in Sinha that he went to the extent of stating: “All the waters of seven seas will not wash the shame at Sharm-el-Sheikh.”
Two Pakistanis who migrated to India and made themselves famous were LK Advani and Manmohan Singh. Advani saw the accused in bomb blasts resembling Pakistanis!!! Singh saw the truth and spoke it soberly. One divided the society within the country the other wanted to join the people of the subcontinent by telling truth. Advani was Modi’s mentor. Neither Modi nor Advani could have uttered what Singh said in the Parliament on July 29, 2009: “I sincerely believe it is our obligation to keep the channels of communication open. Unless we talk directly to Pakistan, we will have to rely on a third party to do so… Unless you want to go to war with Pakistan, there is no way, but to go step-by-step… dialogue and engagement are the best way forward.