As per Aristotle, “Tolerance and apathy are the first signs of a dying society.”
THOUGH Hindus fought foreign invaders bravely for several centuries, they have been enslaved by fake secularism after 1947; and because of fake secularism, they have developed irrational tolerance, indifference, self-flagellation, self-blame and capitulation before their tormentors.
And India’s refusal to confront its enemies has brought degrading and frequent Pak-Bangla terrorist attacks as also crores of infiltrators determined to plant more Pakistans and Bangladeshs on Indian soil.
But the injury India is suffering is self-inflicted since though India can crush the terrorists and their sponsors, being shackled by sham secularism, it is following a craven and permissive approach to terrorism. Thus, India keeps on offering itself as a willing victim.
After Pakistan-sponsored terrorists massacred about 200 innocents in Mumbai on November 26, 2008, India was again attacked in February 2010 at Pune. And now in the latest shame for the nation, India has again been attacked at Mumbai on July 13, 2011 in which 19 innocents have been killed and over 100 have been wounded.
Before that on July 11, 2006, terrorists had killed over 200 innocents in bomb blasts in local trains in Mumbai. And during the last several years there have been frequent attacks bringing similar mayhem and massacre at numerous places all over the country every year.
And after every such attack, Indian Prime Minister has ritually condemned every attack, and has offered sanctimonious platitudes and hollow declarations against terrorism without taking any concrete action to prevent such assaults. After every terrorist attack, the government shows lot of activity. But no concrete action. And the victims are left to fend for themselves while terrorists plan their next move.
It may also be recalled that during 1980s and 1990s, terrorists killed thousands of Hindus in Kashmir forcing several lakhs of Hindus to flee. Kashmir is now a Hindu-less region; and Kashmiri Hindus have been made refugees in their own country.
The list of such attacks is endless.
Roots of terror
These attacks are not isolated incidents. These are continuation of the long line of attacks Bharatvarsha has suffered for over a thousand years. The roots of such attacks go back to 711 when Muhammad bin Qasim attacked Sindh. It is wrong to link these attacks to Kashmir or Ayodhya or post-Godhra riots in Gujarat or any other such current issue.
Starting with a zero Muslim population, Bharatvarsha comprising of entire Indian sub-continent was Hindu land till Muhammad bin Qasim’s Arab army’s attack in 711. After repeated invasions, Hindus lost Gandhaar (Afghanistan) to Muslims in 987. The present day Pakistan and Bangladesh were lost to Muslims in 1947. And despite their valiant resistance, Hindus lost millions of lives, and suffered destruction of thousands of temples during repeated invasions for over a thousand years.
Since perverse secularism and the accompanying appeasement generate and nurture terrorism, such attacks will continue to occur.
War through terrorism
Since Pak-Bangla combine knows that it cannot defeat India in a full scale war, it is indulging in terrorist and demographic invasion to plant more Pakistans and Bangladeshs on Indian soil in order to gradually bring Hindu India under Muslim rule. To achieve this aim, Pak-Bangla consortium has sent countless terrorists and crores of their nationals into India to achieve what it could not achieve in its full scale wars with India in 1965, 1971 and 1999.
India has lost more lives in Pak-Bangla sponsored terrorist attacks than in its wars with Pakistan in 1965, 1971 or 1999. Due to government’s sustained inaction and soft borders, innumerable Pak-Bangla terrorists are stalking all over India to strike at the place and time of their choice.
Despite the Supreme Court’s judgements dated July 12, 2005 and December 5, 2006, no infiltrators have been deported by the government. Rather, the government is busy with terrorist and infiltrator friendly ‘confidence building measures’ like soft borders, peace talks, and Indo-Pak and Indo-Bangladesh bus and rail links which are bringing more Pak-Bangla nationals into India every day. And instead of being deported, infiltrators are being given voting rights.
Fake secularism is the culprit
Fake secularism is the culprit. Perverse secularism and the accompanying appeasement have generated and nurtured terrorism; and brought regular terrorist attacks.
Fake secularism is the problem. And it can never be the solution.
Though India can defeat the aggressors, fake secularism gripping India has paralysed the national will to do so.
‘Secularism’ as practised in India is a hoax; and is fiercely anti-Hindu. It appeases non-Hindus; and targets Hindus for discrimination and disempower-ment. Anything which is anti-Hindu, pro-Muslim, divisive, sectarian, and even anti-national is ‘secularism’.
Only a few examples of havoc brought by charade of secularism are given here:
Countless Pak-Bangla terrorists and infiltrators planting mini-Pakistans and mini-Bangladeshs on Bharat’s soil; genocide and eviction of Hindus from Kashmir; global missionary organisations Christianising India; government control over Hindu temples whereas no mosque or church is covered by such control; special rights to Muslim majority Jammu & Kashmir under Article 370; special benefits being conferred upon non-Hindus by many State governments; and provision of Haj subsidy though none of 57 Islamic countries gives any such subsidy are just a few perversities of secular India.
Terrorists seem to be controlling the hearts and minds of pseudo-secularists. That is the reason that despite the death and destruction caused by innumerable terrorist attacks on India, India has done nothing to prevent future attacks.
Will Durant, the American historian, calls Muslim rule in India as “the bloodiest story in history”. Bharatvarsha is the oldest and worst victim of terror in the world.
After USA was attacked on September 11, 2001, it enacted the stringent USA PATRIOT (Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism) Act, 2001. And America has not faced any attack since then. Contrast this with India where in 2004, Congress-led government repealed POTA (Prevention of Terrorist Activities Act) which had been enacted earlier by the NDA government after Indian Parliament was attacked in 2001. And earlier, the government had repealed Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act (TADA) in 1995.
Steeped in fake secular stupor, most of Indian political parties and main stream media ignore terrorism and demographic invasion; and invent phony explanations for the same. It is shameful that though India has the capability to smash Pak-Bangla terrorism, it has been crippled by its policies of appeasement (of terrorism). And the invasion continues because India takes no deterrent measure.
When asked whether those who helped September 11, 2001 attacks on America could be forgiven, General H Norman Schwartzkopf retorted, “It is God’s job to forgive, it is our job to arrange the meeting.”
Compare this stance with India’s pathetic approach to terrorism which is ravaging the body and soul of India.
We cannot expect others to fight our battles. We have to fight our battles ourselves.
Though the creation of Pakistan for Muslims as demanded by Muslims was meant to be the end of Hindu-Muslim conflict in the Indian sub-continent, India is being tormented because being immobilsed by fake secularism, it has meekly surrendered before Pak-Bangla terrorist and demographic invasion which is a well-planned and deliberate act of war.
Since fake secularism has generated and nurtured terrorism, the nation has to be liberated from the shackles of (bogus) secularism and “Stockholm syndrome”; and (bogus) secular India has to be transformed into genuinely secular Hindu Bharat to crush terrorism and prevent terrorist attacks in future.
Accordingly, all nationalist individuals and social and religious organisations must do their utmost to transform the fake secular India into a genuinely secular Hindu Republic of Bharat by all peaceful, constitutional and lawful means.
Since Hinduism is all embracing, Hindu Bharat will give justice to all and appease none. In Hindu Bharat, there will be one law and one nation; no distinction of majority and minority, and no discrimination against any community. And all citizens in this Bharat will have equal rights. It will also dismantle fake-secularism, and liberate the nation from countless terrorists and Pak-Bangla infiltrators.
And Hindu Bharat will remember MA Jinnah’s ‘Two Nations’ theory expounded in Lahore in 1940, and will prevent the creation of more Pakistans and Bangladeshs on Bharat’s soil.
No one can object to the concept of Hindu Bharat when all the 57 Muslim majority countries are declared as Islamic countries.
Hindu Bharat would implement the Supreme Court’s judgements dated July 12, 2005 and December 5, 2006 to deport the infiltrators and curb their daily influx.
Since ‘confidence building measures’ with Pakistan and Bangladesh are bringing more terrorists and infiltrators into India, Hindu Bharat would discontinue Indo-Pak and Indo-Bangla road and rail journeys, confidence building measures, trade, cultural and sports relations, and peace talks.
Hindu Bharat would protect its borders to prevent terrorists and infiltrators from entering India.
Hindu Bharat would ensure that enemies must be crushed; not embraced. Chanakya’s Chanakya Niti and world history emphasise the complete crushing of enemies before the enemies can crush us.
Hindu Bharat would liberate the nation from spurious secularism and crush terrorism and stop terrorist attacks. It would also enact the deterrent anti-terror law.
As per “doctrine of hot pursuit” of International Law, Hindu Bharat would smash all terrorist networks in Pakistan and Bangladesh, the fountains of terror. If USA can launch drone attacks to liquidate terrorists in distant Pakistan, Bharat can also take all possible steps to protect its citizens.
Though history’s lessons are brief and blunt, India seems to have forgotten such lessons spanning several centuries. Because of atrocious inaction and misplaced tolerance, terrorist attacks have become more regular, more vicious and more daring.
Since tolerance and appeasement of terrorism are self-destructive, the terrorists, their sponsors and collaborators have to be confronted and defeated to prevent terrorist attacks in future. In the apt words of Edmund Burke, “All it takes for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing.”
(Author is former Chief Commissioner of Income Tax. His e-mail address is: [email protected])