Since the rise of Narendra Modi to power in India, Fascism has come out in the open targeting religious minorities. Muslims and Dalits are the principal targets but other religious groups—Sikhs and Christians—are also not spared
Indian fascism is on a rampage. Since Narendra Modi’s ascension to power, the fascists have come out openly in targeting Muslims.
That fascism is now well entrenched in the corridors of power in India is not in doubt.
Hindu fascists target Muslims accusing them of killing cows and eating their meat because Hindus consider the cow as their mother. Yet the largest exporters of beef in India are Hindus, not Muslims!
“The mob then took him out on the road and killed him. Before that they removed his clothes and cut-off his hands and legs,” said Zakia Jafri before the Special Investigation Team (SIT) on October 23, 2010. She was describing the brutal killing of her husband, former Congress Party MP, Ehsan Jafri.
In the 16-year period since the destruction on December 6, 1992 of the historic Babri Mosque in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh (UP), by a Hindu mob, Hindu terrorism has grown alarmingly in India. Police and anti-terrorism experts have discovered an unholy alliance of so-called Hindu holy men and army personnel behind the terror campaign in India that has killed more than 150 people this year alone.
Malaysia is a Muslim country with substantial non-Muslim minorities. Although it cannot be considered an Islamic state, Islam plays a large part in its public life. ABDAR RAHMAN KOYA discusses Christian and Hindu attempts to “de-Islamise” it.
After the success of the Hindu fascists’ ‘Gujarat model’ for electoral success last year, communal politics in India have received a major boost and the Babri mosque controversy has become especially relevant again.
Democracy has almost always been a tool of tyranny, oppression and subjugation. The “world’s largest democracy”, India is no exception to this rule. There is one key strategy that is employed in every democratic process: ‘manufacturing consent’.
While the west and its Muslim admirers have been gripped by a frenzy of grief over the destruction of Buddha statues in Bamiyan (Afghanistan), Hindu fascists in India have busied themselves with burning copies of the Qur’an and killing Muslims.
At a time when much concern was being expressed in the western media about attacks on Christians and their places of worship in India, there was defeaning silence about the killing of Muslims in the same media.
Hindu fanatics have intensified their efforts to erect a temple on the site of the Babri Mosque in Ayodhya that was destroyed by a Hindu mob six years ago.
Indian elections are always a violent affair. Scores of people are killed on all sides of the political divide. With politics dominated by syndicated criminals, this is natural. Over the years, violence has escalated alarmingly.
Hindu chauvinist organisations - the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh (RSS) - have chalked out new strategies in their quest for electoral success leading to power in India.