The Delhi blasts that killed another 25 persons after the Jaipur, Bengaluru and Ahmedabad serial blasts seem to have at last shaken the comatose UPA. Their worry is not the misfortune and tragedy that these mindless perfidies of terrorists brought to the innocent victims. But its political fallout in the coming elections. So they want to put the entire blame on the incompetent Home Minister Shivraj Patil. Even the incorrigible well-wishers of the fanatic butchers have blamed the Home Minister for failure to save the life of citizens.
Ram Vilas Paswan and Lalu Prasad Yadav are ever apologetic of the banned terror outfit SIMI. Paswan wants all the illegal Bangladeshi migrants to be made Indian citizens. One wonders if the SIMI, as a central government affidavit charged is an anti-national body waging war against the state, how can its defenders be ensconced in the central government. Should they not be arrested and put behind bars for treason? And they are the ones now wanting the Muslim terrorists be equated with VHP and Bajrang Dal.
The UPA has promoted an obnoxious political strategy and debased secularism as minorityism. Cabinet ministers defend terrorist outfits. Congress equates secessionists in Kashmir with nationalists holding tricolour in Jammu. Rulers rush to console the family of a man, the police believe was the mastermind in the serial blasts, killing innocent Indians. Union Home Minister justifies not hanging the convict in Parliament attack fearing Pakistani reaction. The Prime Minister loses sleep worrying about the fate of a terror accused. The distortion has now reached a stage they equate treason with patriotism. Or how else has Bajrang Dal become an issue?
Bajrang Dal is a patriotic organisation. It came into limelight during the Ayodhya movement. It campaigned for cultural nationalism. It never challenged the Indian Constitution or law of the land. Nobody accused it of secret, underground activity or terrorism. Yes, there is need for an aggressive, nationalist effort to confront the enemies of the nation. The Bajrang Dal is in the forefront at the time of national calamities, in blast sites and flood-affected areas serving the victims irrespective of their religion or belief.
If allegations and riots are the reason to ban an organisation, then Congress whose involvement in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots has been established by inquiry commissions deserves to be banned first. The maximum number of riots and killings have taken place under the Congress rule.
The SIMI or any other terror outfits are not known to have even done any service to their community. They are inspired by extra-territorial loyalties and are indoctrinated by a desire to destroy India. They are the country'senemies.
The SIMI was banned under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. The offences listed under this Act include ?any assertion or statement which is intended or supports any claim to bring about on any ground whatsoever the cession of a part of the territory of India from the union or which incites any individual or groups of individuals to bring about such cession or secession?. The SIMI wants to subvert the Indian state because of our democracy, secularism and fundamental human values. Its idea of Dar-ul-Islam has no use for these concepts. And they resort to terror which no nation can allow. It represents the most antediluvian stream of separatism. Its involvement in terrorist mayhem is well established. And it is waging a war against the state.
In India, politicians have made secularism a drive against the majority. Anti-Hindu rhetoric has become the identity of a secularist and a fa?ade for spreading communalism. They brazenly divide the society. To fix a Muslim terror outfit they have to invent a Hindu counterpart even if it happens to be a chimera. Hence they deliberately confuse between the defenders of nationhood and the secessionists.