The Candid Eye

August 14, 2009

Chinese incursions in India

Source: TOI

Chinese incursions into Indian territory rose sharply in 2008
Indrani Bagchi

Chinese incursions into Indian territory peaked in 2008, with 270 “violations” being recorded in the western, middle and eastern
sectors. In 2009, they appear to have let up a little on the aggression front, with a little over 60 violations occurring thus far. Chinese violations made headlines last year, signalling a belligerence that made India jittery.

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With the first batch of advanced Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jets getting ready to be deployed in Tezpur and Chabua, Assam, India is slowly responding to the uncertainties of Chinese intentions, by enhancing its state of preparedness in the area. According to the former air force chief, Air Chief Marshal Fali Homi Major, India will deploy a full squadron of these fighter jets in the eastern sector.

Recent figures point to a sharp spike in border violations and aggressive patrolling by Chinese all along the undemarcated border with India since 2007. Aggressive patrolling by Chinese forces, particularly in the western sector, have resulted in 2,285 instances in 2008, as compared to 778 instances in 2007. Indian authorities have recorded 413 instances in 2009 so far.

The brunt of aggressive patrolling by the Chinese has been felt in Demchok, Koyul and Chushul areas in Ladakh. The western sector, i.e. Ladakh, has borne the maximum number of violations, though it’s been the Chinese activity in Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim areas that have attracted greater attention. India has, in response, set up forward landing bases in Daulat Beg Oldi and Chushul in Ladakh.

Earlier this year, questioned on the repeated incursions, foreign secretary Shiv Shankar Menon had told journalists at a function in New Delhi that he did not think these were intended to change the status quo between India and China. “I do not see the kind of changes in the pattern that would suggest that either side is determined to change the status quo or something fundamental has changed for the worse.”

But it is China’s apparently declared interest in southern Tibet and Tawang in the eastern sector that is of greater concern to India, particularly since they continue to press their claim over all of Arunachl Pradesh. In 2008, just the area in Kongra La Pass (what’s popularly known as Finger Point) in north Sikkim recorded six violations.

In Arunachal Pradesh, the Asaphila area and Dichu/Madan Bridge were worst hit, recording violations even this year. But officials describe the area as by and large “stable”. Questioned about repeated incursions by China, officials say it’s a “regular” occurrence and generally downplay it. But security officials say Chinese troops became adventurous even during the recent election season in India, indulging in “aggressive patrolling” in sections of Arunachal Pradesh.

It is in response to these that India has now taken significant steps to beef up security here. Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, General JJ Singh, said on Saturday that two more army divisions will be deployed along the Sino-Indian border in Arunachal Pradesh within a few years.

“It is true that within a few years, two army divisions comprising 25,000 to 30,000 personnel each will be deployed along the Arunachal border as part of planned augmentation of our capabilities to defend the country,” the former army chief was quoted as saying.

“Increase of force strength is to meet future national security challenges,” he added. “Enhancement of quality of weapons, fighting platforms, intelligence gathering along with increased deployment of personnel and Sukhoi combat jets in nearby Tezpur base in Assam besides construction of border roads and other infrastructure are part of the plan to develop capabilities in a phased manner within the next few years to effectively meet challenges in the eastern theatre,” the governor said.

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August 13, 2009

China should break up India: Chinese strategist

from Rediff:

Almost coinciding with the 13th round of Sino-Indian border talks (New Delhi, August 7-8, 2009), an article (in the Chinese language) has appeared in China captioned ‘If China takes a little action, the so-called Great Indian Federation can be broken up’ (Zhong Guo Zhan Lue Gang, http://www.iiss.org, Chinese, August 8, 2009).
Interestingly, it has been reproduced in several other strategic and military Web sites of the country and by all means, targets the domestic audience. The authoritative host site is located in Beijing  and is the new edition of one, which so far represented the China International Institute for Strategic Studies (www.chinaiiss.org).
Claiming that Beijing’s ‘China-Centric’ Asian strategy, provides for splitting India, the writer of the article, Zhan Lue (strategy), has found that New Delhi’s corresponding ‘India-Centric’ policy in Asia, is in reality a ‘Hindustan centric’ one. Stating that on the other hand ‘local centres’ exist in several of the country’s provinces (excepting for the UP and certain northern regions), Zhan Lue has felt that in the face of such local characteristics, the ‘so-called’ Indian nation cannot be considered as one having existed in history.
According to the article, if India today relies on any thing for unity, it is the Hindu religion. The partition of the country was based on religion. Stating that today nation states are the main current in the world, it has said that India could only be termed now as a ‘Hindu religious state’. Adding that Hinduism is a decadent religion as it allows caste exploitation and is unhelpful to the country’s modernisation, it described the Indian government as one in a dilemma with regard to eradication of the caste system as it realises that the process to do away with castes may shake the foundation of the consciousness of the Indian nation.
The writer has argued that in view of the above, China in its own interest and the progress of Asia, should join forces with different nationalities like the Assamese, Tamils, and Kashmiris and support the latter in establishing independent nation-States of their own, out of India. In particular, the ULFA (United Liberation Front of Asom) in Assam, a territory neighboring China, can be helped by China so that Assam realises its national independence.

The article has also felt that for Bangladesh, the biggest threat is from India, which wants to develop a great Indian Federation extending from Afghanistan to Myanmar. India is also targeting China with support to Vietnam’s efforts to occupy Nansha (Spratly) group of islands in South China Sea.
Hence the need for China’s consolidation of its alliance with Bangladesh, a country with which the US and Japan are also improving their relations to counter China.
It has pointed out that China can give political support to Bangladesh enabling the latter to encourage ethnic Bengalis in India to get rid of Indian control and unite with Bangladesh as one Bengali nation; if the same is not possible, creation of at least another free Bengali nation state as a friendly neighbour of Bangladesh, would be desirable, for the purpose of weakening India’s expansion and threat aimed at forming a ‘unified South Asia’.
The punch line in the article has been that to split India, China can bring into its fold countries like Pakistan, Nepal and Bhutan, support ULFA in attaining its goal for Assam’s independence, back aspirations of Indian nationalities like the Tamils and Nagas, encourage Bangladesh to give a push to the independence of West Bengal and lastly recover the 90,000 sq km territory in southern Tibet.
Wishing for India’s break-up into 20 to 30 nation-States like in Europe, the article has concluded by saying that if the consciousness of nationalities in India could be aroused, social reforms in South Asia can be achieved, the caste system can be eradicated and the region can march along the road of prosperity.
The Chinese article in question will certainly outrage readers in India. Its suggestion that China can follow a strategy to dismember India, a country always with a tradition of unity in diversity, is atrocious, to say the least. The write-up could not have been published without the permission of the Chinese authorities, but it is sure that Beijing will wash its hands out of this if the matter is taken up with it by New Delhi.

It has generally been seen that China is speaking in two voices — its diplomatic interlocutors have always shown understanding during their dealings with their Indian counterparts, but its selected media is pouring venom on India in their reporting. Which one to believe is a question confronting the public opinion and even policy makers in India.
In any case, an approach of panic towards such outbursts will be a mistake, but also ignoring them will prove to be costly for India.
D S Rajan, is Director, Chennai Centre for China Studies.

D S Rajan

July 17, 2009

Indira Gandhi – India’s best primeminister?

A little old article by Tavleen Singh on Indira Gandhi.Appeared on Indian Express.

As someone who believes Indira Gandhi was India’s worst Prime Minister it shocks me when I meet people who think she was the best. Mostly these are illiterate villagers who sometimes think she is still alive because they have just received a house under the Indira Awas Yojana. Or some other sop under another scheme named for her. She was a clever politician,Mrs Gandhi, and it was in her time that schemes paid for with taxpayers money were named after her or her Daddy.

Congress governments have continued the practice because it is a clever way of using our money to pay for their propaganda. Simple, rural people can be forgiven for being fooled but what are we to make of educated young voters who vote online to declare Mrs Gandhi as their Dream Prime Minister?

A poll conducted last week by an English daily found that 13 per cent of those polled said Mrs Gandhi was their Dream Prime Minister. Sardar Patel polled the same number of votes but since he never had the job there is nothing to discuss. As a responsible political pundit who has written about Indian politics since the month in which Mrs Gandhi declared the Emergency I believe it is my duty to explain to young first time voters why it’s time they started reading their history books with a more investigative eye.

Let us examine her political ‘achievements’. Her admirers admire her most for winning the Bangladesh war. Congress Party chamchas rave about how this was the first war India won in many centuries. But, from a retrospective viewpoint all it has done for India is create an endless supply of desperately poor refugees who have come in such large numbers that they have altered the demography of whole districts and in Assam virtually the whole state. If this were not enough of a problem we now have Bangladesh turning into a centre for the jihad with established links to the worldwide web of Islamist terrorists who hate Hindu India.

Domestically Mrs Gandhi’s tenure as Prime Minister served mostly to create huge problems in Punjab and Kashmir without solving those that already existed in the Northeastern states. When Rajiv Gandhi became Prime Minister one of the first things he did was to try to bring peace in these troubled states. Had he been wise and allowed a free election in Jammu & Kashmir in 1986 we may not have had a Kashmir problem today. But, he was young and Mummy’s old advisers told him to force an alliance with the National Conference, which turned into a political suicide pact for both parties.

If during this time of terrible political instability dear Dream Prime Minister had been building up the Indian economy through wise policies and through simply paying attention to the changes taking place in Southeast Asia we may still have been alright. But, even as our old enemy China opened its moribund communist economy to foreign investment and capitalist ideas,

Mrs Gandhi kept India’s wrapped in red tape, state controls and central planning. It was such a bizarre time that industrialists who produced more than the quotas allotted to them were treated like criminals. Her devoted daughter-in-law recently said bank nationalisation was the reason why India had not been affected by the international financial meltdown. This is nonsense. Bank nationalisation kept Indian banks in a prolonged dark age until foreign banks arrived to show them how much they needed to change.

The poor found it just as hard to get loans from nationalised banks as from private ones. Only governments benefited and they borrowed and spent recklessly. Mrs Gandhi’s family continues to speak of the ‘the poor’ as if they were the only ones who cared for them. The truth is that if Rahul Gandhi were truly in touch with life in the real India he would not need to spend the night in a Dalit hut to find out how bad things are.

His little sister, Priyanka, is proud that she looks like Dadi and has recently taken to wearing her saris to establish continuity. She would do better to sit with her brother and try and analyse why India remained such a horribly poor country despite nearly forty years of being ruled by their immediate family.

As for you who complain daily about the collapse of democratic institutions and the need for judicial and administrative reform please remember that if there is a single individual who can be blamed that individual would be Indira Gandhi. The two decades in which her ‘towering personality’ loomed over the Indian political landscape were a time of wasted opportunities, corruption and cynicism. A time when Mrs Gandhi’s stenographers were more powerful than Cabinet ministers. She was a bad Leader. It was a bad time.

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Additional Information for readers:-

The illegal migration of Bangladeshis in Assam started with one legal act that was passed by Indira Gandhi Government called IMDT Act in 1983. Details of the sequence of passing this act and subsequent abolishment years later, by the Supreme court, are given here.
As per this act, any person in Assam can roam freely without having to prove his nationality as Indian, and anyone who thinks he is a migrant or a foreigner has to prove so.
The act is different than the foreigners act, which has been so far followed in rest of India, which requires a person to prove his nationality if asked. This opened the gates for lacs of Bangladeshi migrants to settle in Assam.
What in the right state of mind, caused the Congress government to allow a different law for people in one state than in others? What made them treat some foreigner in Assam different than foreigners in rest of India?
If you are in Europe, you would be jailed for not having a proper visa or staying even an hour after the allowed visa duration.
When will India take stern actions for its National Security?

June 30, 2009

Hot Chilli Grenades

Indian defence scientists in DRDO are determined to make use of Naga Chilli (in the image below),which measures over a million SHU(Scoville Heat Units) in their attempt to create grenade bombs,loaded with Naga Chilli – Bhut Jolokia,which was awarded, the hottest of all spices by Guinness world records in Sep 2006.

Bhut Jolokia

Hottest in the World!!

Defence Research Laboratory (DRL), Tezpur is harnessing all this spice, particularly Bhut Jolokia,into military applications, such as high-effective tear gas.The WWF has asked DRL to explore the possibilities of using Naga Chillies to keep the wild elephants away from entering villages and fields.

Researchers say the idea is to replace explosives in small hand grenades with a certain variety of red chilli to immobilise people without killing them.
The chilli, known as Bhut Jolokia, is said to be 1,000 times hotter than commonly used kitchen chilli.

Researchers say the idea is to replace explosives in small hand grenades with a certain variety of red chilli to immobilise people without killing them.The chilli, known as Bhut Jolokia, is said to be 1,000 times hotter than commonly used kitchen chilli.The powder will also be spread on the fences around army barracks in the hope the strong smell will keep out animals.Other forms of pepper spray are commonly used for crowd control in many parts of the world.

What makes DRL Tezpur different from every other DRDO laboratory is its sharp focus on the specific problems of northeast India. For jawans deployed here, few issues are as important as the provision of clean drinking water in remote posts separated from each other by days of marching across mountains and jungles.

DRL’s first developed a portable water testing kit, with which soldiers could test water wherever they moved. The kit monitored 11 parameters, including pH level, hardness, and iron content. Initially it lacked an arsenic detector; that was developed and patented last year. The technology for the water testing kit was transferred to three private companies. It proved highly effective during the floods around Nasik last year.

Sources:

India Plans hot chilli grenades – BBC

The Naga Chilli – Spicing up DRDO research

June 25, 2009

Delhi fiddles while the northeast burns

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From Tarun Vijay, editor of RSS weekly Panchjanya.Appeared on Rediff, few years ago.

Visiting Nagaland makes you feel different. You have to procure an inner line permit to enter. The permit demands to know why I am going there, where I shall stay and to be sure about my credentials I needed a guaranteer to vouch for me, my safe conduct and return within the stated period. Issued by the deputy commissioner’s office this permit is governed under the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation Act 1873. Yes, 1873.
The British left India in 1947. We are celebrating the 60th anniversary of that freedom obtained after our motherland’s division and the massacres that followed. Still, I needed a permit, something that the British began to isolate these regions in the name of ‘protecting’ the local indigenous people. The same procedure is also in vogue in Arunachal Pradesh.
So, we, legitimate Indians, are required to obtain a permit — another name for a ‘visa’ — but these states are reeling under the heat of illegal Muslim infiltrators from Bangladesh, who, obviously do not need to get an permit to enter, buy land, marry local girls and become so dominant that even the state authorities feel afraid to oust them.
Arunachal Pradesh’s student bodies recently compelled Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu to take action against the Bangladeshis. So what did he do? He pushed a couple of thousands to Assam and the matter ended. In Assam it created a furore. The Muslim bodies, specially the All Assam Minorities Students Union, threatened to oust Hindus from Muslim majority districts like Dhubri, Goalpara and Barpeta, so Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi ‘certified’ that all those ousted by the Arunachal Pradesh government are Assamese and shall be accommodated in Barpeta!
The situation is so serious and Delhi’s apathy so mindboggling that the people have lost all hope. The All Assam Students Union, which spearheaded an unprecedented movement in the 1980s to oust Bangladeshi infiltrators, has in utter desperation said that in the next ten years Assam may have a Bangladeshi chief minister. Strong and alarming words indeed. But neither the media nor the political parties paid any attention.
Assam has been transformed beyond recognition. The state’s cultural identity is symbolised by the great reformer and rejuvenator Srimat Sankar Dev. His birthlace in Dhing, near Bardowa, is a must-visit pilgrim centre for every Assamese Hindu. Now the Dhing assembly constituency has 90.02 percent Muslims. No prizes to guess how this Hindu pilgrim centre became a Muslim majority town because of the Bangladeshi influx.
Assam’s latest political star is Maulana Badruddin Ajmal, a perfume tycoon, who formed a new political party, the United Democratic Front, in 2005 and won 10 seats in the 2006 assembly election, surprising everyone. Previously he used to remote control other secular parties. Now he has taken the reins in his hands.
Assam and other northeastern states have become more volatile than Kashmir, but Delhi’s page three media and corrupt polity don’t see beyond their immediate concerns.
After Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, it is Nagaland’s turn now. Bangladeshi jihadi factories supplying men and material are creating havoc from Itanagar to Kohima and Hyderabad. They are there before everybody’s eyes, yet no government has shown a steely resolve to identify them and send them back. Aliens are turned into voters for political gain. The lines dividing traitors and patriots are getting blurred. Patriotic people need permits, they are made to live a refugee’s life, but aliens feel quite confident and vocal to aggressively enter our country, bomb it and yet find sympathies in the corridors of power.
In Nagaland, people are sandwiched between the insurgent groups and the Bangladeshi influx. The headquarters of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Issac-Muivah group) is in Hebron, 30 odd kilometres from Dimapur. Everywhere, while going to Kohima one can see posters demanding ‘quick results of peace talks’ and a greater Nagalim which they want in the name of Christ — a separate independent country. According to government sources there are about 75,000 Bangladeshi Muslims in Nagaland today.
I had come to attend a seminar organised by a daring tribal organisation, the Janajati Vikas Samiti, which had invited about 80 participants from the northeastern states. Nagaland Home Minister Thenucho inaugurated the conference. Former state secretary C M Chang headed the organising committee. It was incredible to see so many tribal leaders engrossed in what can be termed a free discussion on the problems Nagaland faces — Bangladeshi infiltration being the foremost.
Minister Thenucho was forthcoming and said this problem has to be seen as a demographic invasion. ‘The Naga people may be soon reduced to miserable sufferers by these infiltrators, who may appear as an asset for providing cheap labour and easily available hands for menial jobs. But look what they have done elsewhere and there is no guarantee that they will not do the same here. Today they work as labourers; tomorrow Nagas will have to work for them, if we do not stand up and say no to them,’ the minister said. He was serious.
The only problem is the Centre does not share their anxieties. Nothing that binds Naga society with the rest of the country has ever been encouraged and strengthened. Natwar Thakkar started his Gandhi ashram in Mokukchang but could never expand his mission of spreading Gandhi’s sublime thoughts beyond that.
To be in Kohima is still considered a matter of fear, pregnant with life and death questions. There is no icon of India that can be seen here. In the early 1980s a Gandhi statue was installed in Kohima, only to be desecrated and destroyed soon. ‘Nagaland doesn’t need any Indian’s statue’ was the decree issued by the insurgents.
Almost everyone, from IAS officers to traders and teachers, have to cough up a part of their earnings to the insurgents. Their ‘freedom days’, ‘republic days’ are celebrated in full public view with the media from Kolkata and Delhi in attendance. Presently there is a ceasefire between the NSCN (IM) and the Indian Army, but rumours are afloat that this period has been better utilised by the insurgents to reinforce its battalions with new recruits, procure better weapons and resources to press for its demand for an ‘independent ‘Nagalim’, which seeks to ‘add’ parts of Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh to its fold.
This has enraged Manipuri and Arunachali tribals and a tribal war cannot be ruled out if the Naga insurgents’ demand is given any sympathy.
The press is lively but cocooned in its own world. “We have never been invited to join any prime minister’s party on his foreign visits, Delhi and Kolkata papers reach us very late, after a day or two, that too the dak edition,’ said Geoffrey Yaden, editor of the Nagaland Post, the main daily newspaper in the state. “They don’t understand us properly, they write to please their egos. Nobody has the time and interest to understand our people or to make serious efforts to create bridges and strengthen national feelings here. Are politicians sitting in Delhi are bothered about us or the nation?” he lamented.
I know it is very difficult to have a Delhi leader or social activist or cultural tsar to find time for a northeast visit. How many of us would go to Manipur or Nagaland or Arunachal for a family trip? Do we know that the most scintillating lakes, mountains, rivers and forests are in the northeast, bettering even Kashmir’s panorama? Unfortunately the northeast has yet to register in our minds as markedly as Hardwar, Manali, Goa [Images] or Rameshwaram.
Corruption to the northeast’s politicians is ‘taught’ by politicians in New Delhi. Even to get a central grant released for these states, central ministers and their durbaris have to be suitably ‘pleased’. The grants that go to the northeast finally come back in large parts to the Delhi durbar through traders, contractors, commission agents and sanctioning ministers. The rest is divided amongst local ‘beneficiaries’, including the insurgents.
In view of the infiltration threat faced by Nagaland and other northeastern states, an observation by E Ramamohan, the former director general, Border Security Force, who was with me in Kohima, should be an eyeopener. He warns about the insurgent groups’ long-term planning for 2015 — “Today there are several Islamic fundamentalist insurgent groups in Assam, all created with the help of the Director General Forces Intelligence of Bangladesh and Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence. The main groups are the Muslim United Liberation Front of Assam, the Muslim United Tigers of Assam and the Islamic Liberation Army of Assam… what is most interesting that these Islamic fundamentalist groups have not started operations so far. Interrogations of the suspects and intelligence reports have revealed that they are in a preparation phase. Motivating and recruiting cadres, training them in Pakistan, stockpiling arms and explosives for the insurgency is their present strategy. The target is (to launch an assault) in 2015.”
Why can’t we understand that India shrinks from every inch that is occupied by Bangladeshi infiltrators in our territory? In less than 100 years India has shrunk like no other nation on earth.
We lost Taxila, Karachi, Dhaka. Post independence, we lost 1.25 lakh square kilometres of land to Pakistan and China. Beijing [Images] still eyes Arunachal Pradesh.
Then Indians lost lands and homes in the Kashmir valley and became refugees for the ‘sin’ of supporting India. Now, jihadis, Maoists and church-supported insurgents want their share. Where will this all lead to? All the power, position, money and glitter weigh nothing before the question of the nation’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. At least in the northeast, people feel nobody listens to their woes in Delhi.

Visiting Nagaland makes you feel different. You have to procure an inner line permit to enter. The permit demands to know why I am going there, where I shall stay and to be sure about my credentials I needed a guaranteer to vouch for me, my safe conduct and return within the stated period. Issued by the deputy commissioner’s office this permit is governed under the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation Act 1873. Yes, 1873.

The British left India in 1947. We are celebrating the 60th anniversary of that freedom obtained after our motherland’s division and the massacres that followed. Still, I needed a permit, something that the British began to isolate these regions in the name of ‘protecting’ the local indigenous people. The same procedure is also in vogue in Arunachal Pradesh.

So, we, legitimate Indians, are required to obtain a permit — another name for a ‘visa’ — but these states are reeling under the heat of illegal Muslim infiltrators from Bangladesh, who, obviously do not need to get an permit to enter, buy land, marry local girls and become so dominant that even the state authorities feel afraid to oust them.

Arunachal Pradesh’s student bodies recently compelled Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu to take action against the Bangladeshis. So what did he do? He pushed a couple of thousands to Assam and the matter ended. In Assam it created a furore. The Muslim bodies, specially the All Assam Minorities Students Union, threatened to oust Hindus from Muslim majority districts like Dhubri, Goalpara and Barpeta, so Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi ‘certified’ that all those ousted by the Arunachal Pradesh government are Assamese and shall be accommodated in Barpeta!

The situation is so serious and Delhi’s apathy so mindboggling that the people have lost all hope. The All Assam Students Union, which spearheaded an unprecedented movement in the 1980s to oust Bangladeshi infiltrators, has in utter desperation said that in the next ten years Assam may have a Bangladeshi chief minister. Strong and alarming words indeed. But neither the media nor the political parties paid any attention.

Assam has been transformed beyond recognition. The state’s cultural identity is symbolised by the great reformer and rejuvenator Srimat Sankar Dev. His birthlace in Dhing, near Bardowa, is a must-visit pilgrim centre for every Assamese Hindu. Now the Dhing assembly constituency has 90.02 percent Muslims. No prizes to guess how this Hindu pilgrim centre became a Muslim majority town because of the Bangladeshi influx.

Assam’s latest political star is Maulana Badruddin Ajmal, a perfume tycoon, who formed a new political party, the United Democratic Front, in 2005 and won 10 seats in the 2006 assembly election, surprising everyone. Previously he used to remote control other secular parties. Now he has taken the reins in his hands.

Assam and other northeastern states have become more volatile than Kashmir, but Delhi’s page three media and corrupt polity don’t see beyond their immediate concerns.

After Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, it is Nagaland’s turn now. Bangladeshi jihadi factories supplying men and material are creating havoc from Itanagar to Kohima and Hyderabad. They are there before everybody’s eyes, yet no government has shown a steely resolve to identify them and send them back. Aliens are turned into voters for political gain. The lines dividing traitors and patriots are getting blurred. Patriotic people need permits, they are made to live a refugee’s life, but aliens feel quite confident and vocal to aggressively enter our country, bomb it and yet find sympathies in the corridors of power.

In Nagaland, people are sandwiched between the insurgent groups and the Bangladeshi influx. The headquarters of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Issac-Muivah group) is in Hebron, 30 odd kilometres from Dimapur. Everywhere, while going to Kohima one can see posters demanding ‘quick results of peace talks’ and a greater Nagalim which they want in the name of Christ — a separate independent country. According to government sources there are about 75,000 Bangladeshi Muslims in Nagaland today.

I had come to attend a seminar organised by a daring tribal organisation, the Janajati Vikas Samiti, which had invited about 80 participants from the northeastern states. Nagaland Home Minister Thenucho inaugurated the conference. Former state secretary C M Chang headed the organising committee. It was incredible to see so many tribal leaders engrossed in what can be termed a free discussion on the problems Nagaland faces — Bangladeshi infiltration being the foremost.

Minister Thenucho was forthcoming and said this problem has to be seen as a demographic invasion. ‘The Naga people may be soon reduced to miserable sufferers by these infiltrators, who may appear as an asset for providing cheap labour and easily available hands for menial jobs. But look what they have done elsewhere and there is no guarantee that they will not do the same here. Today they work as labourers; tomorrow Nagas will have to work for them, if we do not stand up and say no to them,’ the minister said. He was serious.

The only problem is the Centre does not share their anxieties. Nothing that binds Naga society with the rest of the country has ever been encouraged and strengthened. Natwar Thakkar started his Gandhi ashram in Mokukchang but could never expand his mission of spreading Gandhi’s sublime thoughts beyond that.

To be in Kohima is still considered a matter of fear, pregnant with life and death questions. There is no icon of India that can be seen here. In the early 1980s a Gandhi statue was installed in Kohima, only to be desecrated and destroyed soon. ‘Nagaland doesn’t need any Indian’s statue’ was the decree issued by the insurgents.

Almost everyone, from IAS officers to traders and teachers, have to cough up a part of their earnings to the insurgents. Their ‘freedom days’, ‘republic days’ are celebrated in full public view with the media from Kolkata and Delhi in attendance. Presently there is a ceasefire between the NSCN (IM) and the Indian Army, but rumours are afloat that this period has been better utilised by the insurgents to reinforce its battalions with new recruits, procure better weapons and resources to press for its demand for an ‘independent ‘Nagalim’, which seeks to ‘add’ parts of Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh to its fold.

This has enraged Manipuri and Arunachali tribals and a tribal war cannot be ruled out if the Naga insurgents’ demand is given any sympathy.

The press is lively but cocooned in its own world. “We have never been invited to join any prime minister’s party on his foreign visits, Delhi and Kolkata papers reach us very late, after a day or two, that too the dak edition,’ said Geoffrey Yaden, editor of the Nagaland Post, the main daily newspaper in the state. “They don’t understand us properly, they write to please their egos. Nobody has the time and interest to understand our people or to make serious efforts to create bridges and strengthen national feelings here. Are politicians sitting in Delhi are bothered about us or the nation?” he lamented.

I know it is very difficult to have a Delhi leader or social activist or cultural tsar to find time for a northeast visit. How many of us would go to Manipur or Nagaland or Arunachal for a family trip? Do we know that the most scintillating lakes, mountains, rivers and forests are in the northeast, bettering even Kashmir’s panorama? Unfortunately the northeast has yet to register in our minds as markedly as Hardwar, Manali, Goa  or Rameshwaram.

Corruption to the northeast’s politicians is ‘taught’ by politicians in New Delhi. Even to get a central grant released for these states, central ministers and their durbaris have to be suitably ‘pleased’. The grants that go to the northeast finally come back in large parts to the Delhi durbar through traders, contractors, commission agents and sanctioning ministers. The rest is divided amongst local ‘beneficiaries’, including the insurgents.

In view of the infiltration threat faced by Nagaland and other northeastern states, an observation by E Ramamohan, the former director general, Border Security Force, who was with me in Kohima, should be an eyeopener. He warns about the insurgent groups’ long-term planning for 2015 — “Today there are several Islamic fundamentalist insurgent groups in Assam, all created with the help of the Director General Forces Intelligence of Bangladesh and Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence. The main groups are the Muslim United Liberation Front of Assam, the Muslim United Tigers of Assam and the Islamic Liberation Army of Assam… what is most interesting that these Islamic fundamentalist groups have not started operations so far. Interrogations of the suspects and intelligence reports have revealed that they are in a preparation phase. Motivating and recruiting cadres, training them in Pakistan, stockpiling arms and explosives for the insurgency is their present strategy. The target is (to launch an assault) in 2015.”

Why can’t we understand that India shrinks from every inch that is occupied by Bangladeshi infiltrators in our territory? In less than 100 years India has shrunk like no other nation on earth.

We lost Taxila, Karachi, Dhaka. Post independence, we lost 1.25 lakh square kilometres of land to Pakistan and China. Beijing still eyes Arunachal Pradesh.

Then Indians lost lands and homes in the Kashmir valley and became refugees for the ‘sin’ of supporting India. Now, jihadis, Maoists and church-supported insurgents want their share. Where will this all lead to? All the power, position, money and glitter weigh nothing before the question of the nation’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. At least in the northeast, people feel nobody listens to their woes in Delhi.

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April 4, 2009

Madrasa = CBSE ??? Height of Absurdity!!

The congress government’s decision to give Madrasas equal status as CBSE is another blunder equivalent to unconstitutional IMDT Act.The IMDT Act paved way for infiltrators,terrorists and ISI to set foot in India,creating communal disharmony,planting bombs and finally influencing election results.Why the Indian government is hell bent in appeasing Muslims – by giving subsidies and sops to get their votes?Is congress government not aware of what is being taught in these Madrasas?Typical secular modern,Madrasa education will have 5-6 years of Koran reciting along with Maths,History,Science and Computer Skills followed by 8 years of regular Koran reciting.The Koran says those who don’t believe in Allah are Kafirs and they need to fought with at any cost!!
When such concepts and knowledge are imparted to a child, how can he develop relations with people of other faiths??Will it be easy to change the indoctrination that was stuffed in their mind at the early ages of their life??How can a government, if it sees security of its citizens, as top priority, allow such mindless, irrational decision??The unconstitutional IMDT act passed by Indira Gandhi in 1983 has resulted India a safe haven for infiltrated terrorists.Now that they have been given ration and voters id cards by Congress goverment and they now determine the election results of 40 constituencies in Assam and the secular government, Main Stream Media (MSM) and Amnesty International et all are in support of these infiltrated Jihadis.Where were these people when nearly 900 Vaishnava Monasteries encroached by these Jihadi infiltrators?Why did they not notice the atrocities done to the people of Assam?Is it because they are Hindus??
It will be interesting to check out these 11 special benefits, the Muslims receive from Congress goverment.
I have some questions for our Mr.Puppet Mohan Singh.

1.If a Bangladeshi jihadi infiltrator manages to get into one of the top 50 institutes in India by minority quota, his/her full course fee is reimbursable and if he studies in other colleges he is entitled to receive Rs.20000/annum.Also the government will pay the infiltrator for stay in the hostel.Can a deserving,hardworking kid expect the same treatment from Indian goverment?

2.He is assured of a job in Kerala and Karnataka. Can an Indian hope for the same?

3.He is eligible to receive the loans from goverment of India which he may not pay off and thus may become a defaulter. Can a true Indian expect to get such treatment?

4.Is robbing Hindus to pay Jihadis justified?Constitutional?Secular?morally correct?

5.The entire demography of North East and Northern India has been changing ever since, the unconsitutional IMDT act of Assam was introduced by Indira Gandhi in parliament though there was no representative from Assam at that time?Is this not talibanisation?

6.When thousands of children are homeless and don’t have access to education, is it OK to give scholarship to these infiltrators?

7.Is recruiting Bangladeshi jihadis in central paramilitary forces ensure security for the people of India?

8.Is nurturing and bringing up of Jihadis (Enemies of India ) by Indian Congress goverment with Indian money, not a conspiracy?

8.Are you and your party on the payroll of ISI?

When congress is giving food, shelter,citizenship,aid and unconditional civil rights to Jihadi infiltrators so that these people can hoist Pakistani flag in India and yet unnoticed by many people in India because MSM is not ready to show the real picture of the country.

According to secular Indian media the number of Madrasas is around 7000.Click here.

On the contraryA report by ‘Center for Civil Society’ estimates it around 60,000.What the secular Indian Media is trying portray here??These Madrasas are controlled and governed by Ulemas, the aribiters of Sharia law.
Do you know what this Sharia law advocates?Please see the videos below.

Kurdish girl stoned to death:

Wafa Sultan:

Jihad Education:

Palestinian Children:

Pervasive culture of Pakistan:

Is Pakistan trying split India to create Mughalistan and the congress government’s political milieu is favoring that?Please check here.

March 30, 2009

Is Congress selling India to Pakistan??

When Britishers left India in 1947 after their brutal rule,the All India Congress Company took over that job from Britishers.Since then by playing divide and rule policy based on caste and religion, they have successfully ruined India so far. This company seems to have stricken a deal with Pakistan and ISI, by allowing illegal immigrants, ISI agents from Bangladesh to infiltrate, and create security threat to India.As of today there are around 5 crore illegally infiltrated Bangladeshi Muslims in India who play important and deciding role in elections. The company CEO Antonia not only accommodated and provided shelter but also given voters id for them so that they play a major role in winning elections in muslim dominated constituencies for her company.A Bangladeshi Muslim not only infiltrated but also contested in LS polls in Assam.Here are the details: 1st & 2nd.Our puppet prime minister Manmohan Singh has not even uttered a word on this burning issue even once, even though he is an elected Rajya Sabha member from Assam.Why ? Is he afraid he will irk Muslims of the state?Meanwhile,more than 500 acres of land has been encroached by Bangladesh and around 900 Vaishnava monasteries have been encroached by Muslims thus threatening existence of natives and their safety. The IMDT Act, introduced by then congress government in 1983, was illegal and later termed as unconstitutional by Supreme court after 22 years.This one stupid act has resulted a huge threat to security of our country. The intruders not only pushed out the natives but also involved in dacoity, raping Hindu women, smuggling of idols and antiquities and hoisting Pakistan flag in front of government administrative office.See the shocking video from Timesnow channel:

While the ruling congress party of Assam and police kept quite as usual when it comes to dealing with Muslims.Times Now has charged HUJI for this act and failed to make an attempt to inquire the infiltrated muslims.

and this video below,says something else.

When the ruling congress party and police don’t want to voice their opinion against Muslims because they lose their vote bank(40 assembly seats are determined by illegal immigrants) , secular media in India is busy providing only half truth about the most graver problems like this, there is no wonder that majority of the people in India are not aware of the real problems that India is facing today.

Mr.Tarun Kumar Gogai and puppet minister Manmohan Singh are busy in boot licking Antonia Maino while thousands of Hindus are pushed out, driven out which has been their homeland since 16th century, their women are raped.Do these people not deserve any justice in their motherland, just because they are Hindus and not needed for vote bank politics?The minister for pink chaddi walas being busy in pub bharo andolan and entertaining congress men doesn’t really care about anything unless until it has something to do with BJP. Does hoisting Pakistan flag in an Indian state(Assam) looted by AICC(All India Congress Company) not warrant an inquiry or counter statement from Congress netas and babes??The following documentary film “The Bangla Crescent” by TV producer Mayank Jain on Bangladeshi infiltration shows gravity of the situation. Though it is bit long, it is worth watching.

Is Pakistan trying split India to create Mughalistan and the congress government political milieu is favoring that? Please check this URL!!

If plight of Kashmiri Pandits does not make us to act,then our children, if not we will be beaten,molested,raped,converted or killed,made as refugees in own country or driven out.

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