After communalising government jobs and educational institutions, the UPA government has turned it'sattention to Indian Armed Forces. The reservation for Muslims in the state government jobs in Andhra Pradesh and minority status for Aligarh Muslim University have been received well in a section of the Muslim community, who are working for Dar-ul-Islam. Setting up of enquiry committee to look into the ranks of Muslims in the Indian Armed Forces, which is another appeasement stunt of Congress party and the constituents of UPA, will have long term negative impact on the morale of Indian Armed Forces as well as national security.
Congress party'sattempt of creating a ground for advocating reservation of Muslims in the Armed Forces is clearly aimed at projecting itself as more Muslim friendly than the other pseudo-secular political parties-SP, RJD, Left parties and a number of other UPA constituents-in the objective of recovering the lost ground. Keeping an eye on the coming assembly elections in Kerala and West Bengal the grand old party, which has lost its vision and objective, thought that the ?reservation stunt? is the best weapon to deal with the Left parties. At one hand, the self-proclaimed custodians of secularism in the country promote Madrasa education for their electoral advantage and on the other hand has set up an enquiry committee to look into the number of Muslims in the Indian Armed Forces. How a Madrasa educated Muslim will uphold the secular credential of the Armed Forces?
There is no disagreement that Madrasas preach fundamentalist views deviating young mind towards militancy in the aim of creating a barrier free Islamic world. Muslim appeasement policy in India started with Congress? support to Khilafat movement. At that time the Congress leadership had not thought that the Muslim community will be main hurdle in the path of India'sindependence and also integrity. The appeasement of Muslims by a section of Congress leadership during 20'sand 30'swas to neutralise the strength of nationalists within the Party and also to curtail the influence of Hindu Mahasabha. The Partition of the country on the basis of religion has taught us that when and where there is a little chance of Partition the greatmen like Mahatma Gandhi can not prevent it.
The call in the name of Allah by shrewd politicians like Mohammad Ali Jinnah for fulfilling their own political ambition make the whole community dumb towards the voice of national leaders like Gandhiji. During the period of Partition there were nationalist leaders like Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad and Khan Abdul Gafar Khan, who were against division of the country, but they were no match to the communal army of Jinnah, as he was fighting for the cause of Islam and faithfuls. ?Islam in danger? cry has been used many times to protect an unholy cause whether it is support to terrorism or destruction of famous sculptures like Bamiyan Buddha.