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India in the lull before internal seismic upheaval

The nefarious attempt to link Muslims and Sikhs is now harming India more than any other in the present scenario. The first question is that we measure the spot from saying Pakistan border 10 miles away that the blockade; rather than the actual distance of one mile from the protesters in our own Punjab.

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There are unmistakable signs of great and harmful after-effects of what happened in Punjab Modi cavalcade stop. There was no actual violence of throwing a stone on the cavalcade of barricading it by any disgruntled groups of any political affiliation.  However, Supreme Court lawyer Vishnu Shankar Jain received 2 calls from London warning not to take the case of PM Modi’s cavalcade block. This is ominous coming on the heel of the Supreme Court taking up the matter of the Punjab incident.

Equally meaningful is Malvika Sood, the sister of Bollywood actor Sonu Sood, joining Monday, January 10, 2022, Congress in the presence of Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh. This reinforces the claim of the CM that being in charge of the state he better knew what happened and why regarding the blockade a full one mile away from the protest site. The man who will succeed Modi is most likely his handpicked CM Yogi, you may recall how TIME magazine reacted to his choice.

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Now he is stoking the fire of communalism and this may also result in another genocide after the first one in 2002. Look what he says: “80 vs 20 is a reality. This is definitely an 80 vs 20 elections. This election will be 80-20. Let the results come on March 10,” “the 80 percent of supporters will be on one side while 20 percent will be on the other. I think 80 per cent will move forward with positive energy whereas 20 per cent have always opposed and will oppose further. The BJP will win, and again work to take forward the ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’ campaign.”

 This is a look back at what Modi did in campaigning December 2002 election in Gujarat

Then came 2014 if the rednecks who criticized Modi are to be banished to Pakistan it is not just happening but the fury and ferocity of it in 2022 is turning into a hurricane. One such incident is no doubt the Modi cavalcade 10 miles from the Pakistan border and the smearing of Muslim women in Mullibai and Sulli deals attempt to put Indian Muslims in the dock by associating them with the Sikh community as it is ascribed to connecting Pakistan and Sikh behind it.

The direct fallout of this is on neighboring Pakistan PM Imran Khan’s right anxiety and concern of real genocide of Muslims of India. This is legitimate because in an earlier incident of 2002 when President Musharraf was compelled to take the genocide matter to UN General Assembly. Recall how Modi in his election campaign in December 2002 referred to Pakistan vis a vis Muslims in India and particularly in Gujarat in his election campaign as if he was actually fighting the election, not with congress.

The other tweet of PM Imran Khan is why has India not taken steps to control the extremism of the fire-eaters like Yati Narsinghanan Saraswati and others at the Dharm Sansad in Haridwar. This is also pertinent because Swami Asimanand was based in a region from where he selected Malegaon, Hyderabad and Samjhauta for targeting in bomb attacks. The Swami lived in Gujarat despite the arrest warrant and at the last resort fled to Haridwar from where he was arrested. He confessed to his involvement in terror cases but it is usual for India not to take it seriously and accept in the court that it was coerced confession.

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The nefarious attempt to link Muslims and Sikhs is now harming India more than any other in the present scenario. The first question is that we measure the spot from saying Pakistan border 10 miles away that the blockade; rather than the actual distance of one mile from the protesters in our own Punjab. Why is this referring to our neighbor all the time! has it ever interfered in any of our elections?

On his Twitter handle, Imran Khan has also questioned whether the BJP government supports the call for genocide of minorities in India, especially the 200 million Muslim community. “It is high time the international community took note & acted,” he further said. In another tweet, Khan accused the BJP-led government of targeting minorities in India, adding that the extremist agenda “is a real and present threat to peace in our region.”

 

Mustafa Khan holds a Ph.D. on Mark Twain. He lives in Malegaon Maharashtra, India. The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the editorial policy of Global Village Space.

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