Besides running recruitement centres and love jihad, Jihadi fundamentalists, in there novel ploy, have been infiltrating political parties, and staging agitations
T. Satisan from Kochi
It is an obvious fact that IS has gained strong foothold in Kerala with several arrests in this connection taking place at the regular interval. Even though Islamic terrorist groups have been active in Kerala since the last several decades, the warnings voiced by RSS and BJP workers have been treated as isolated ones and often painted in dark as communal and fascist designs. When Abdul Nasar Madani launched his infamous ISS and later PDP (as ISS was banned post Ayodhya demolition) all political groups except RSS and RSS-inspired movements were there to extend him their support even in the midst of the violence and atrocities unleashed by him under various banners. Kerala’s pseudo secular politicians belonging to both CPM-led Left Front and Congress-led UDF nurtured a ridiculous alibi:
“Natural reaction of the minorities due to the sense of insecurity they suffer in the wake of Ayodhya incident” !
Recently three men were arrested in Kannur district. They came back from Turkey four months after their failed attempts to contact the IS strongholds. The Police have said that they were deported when they headed towards Syria. Kannur district police authorities said, they had been watching the three men who are in their twenties. They were found active on websites with links to IS and are trained. Police said, they are still trying to unearth the methodologies of recruitment, indoctrination and funding. They are charged under anti-terror and UAPA rules. Three youths from the Communist bastion Kannur returned to the country from Turkey four months ago and were arrested on October 25, 2017. The arrested are identified as Midilaj K.C. (26), Rashid M.P. (23), both natives of Munderi under the Chakkarakkal police station limits, and Abdul Razakh K. (24) of Chekkikkulam under the Mayyil police station limits. If this was not enough of evidence, on November 8, Kerala Police registered case under UAPA against eight Jihadis from Malapuram, Kerala who have gone to Syria to join the IS. The pattern is quite evident that Islamic fundamentalists are being nurtured under Communist domination. Interestingly CPM has been beating the drums since the last more than four decades that they are opposing RSS in Kannur to protect the minorities and secularism! But, several IS suspects arrested in Kerala during the last one year are from Kannur.
Few months before, six men of IS links had been arrested from Kanakamala, Kannur district. CPM has been claiming that not a single bird can fly in their “party villages” without the knowledge of their cadres. And, if
anti-national elements are arrested from such places, it is something of grave significance. It is reported that so far 14 such arrests have taken place from Kannur district alone. Hundred Bharatiya citizens have been reported to have left for the Islamic state in Syria and Iraq. Many of them are Keralites. An extreme form of Islam develops in the state. In most cases, their families approach police for help to get them back. NIA has been investigating the cases concerning 21 people who left for joining IS. They include four women and three children. There are reports that ten ‘narath training camp” men had reached Syria; five of them were killed there in fight and five are still there engaged in fighting.
Situation In Kerala Serious, says NCW
Rekha Sharma, Chairman of the National Commission for Women, said in Kozhikode that situation in Kerala pertaining to the forced conversion is very serious. Sharma was speaking to the media after a sitting in Kozhikode on November 7. After hearing the complaints from several women, Sharma said, forced conversions take place by temptation and threat. Girls’ photographs are being in the process, leading to to human traffic as well. Love marriage and inter-religious marriage are different from forced
Twenty one persons have been jailed in connection with the Narath arms training camp conducted by PFI and SDPI. And, again, Narath is in “CPM’s” Kannur !
As Adv. Jayashankar, CPI member, political observer and media analyst, rightly told this correspondent recently, the Islamic fundamentalist groups join main stream parties for getting ‘social acceptance during day time’; the parties welcome them as they are trained cadres who can be deployed for their activities and operations. So, the fundamentalists play ‘secular activists’ during day time and show their true colour during the night. A journalist from Kannur revealed his observation that at least one Muslim is in the list of the accused in the recent murders of RSS and BJP workers in Kannur district. This statement is correct in the cases of the killings of Remith, Kathiroor Manoj and Satyan Eruvetti. An accused in the murder of T.P. Chandrasekharan, the rebel CPM leader killed by CPM men, had revealed the name of such a man in the team of CPM goons who killed BJYM leader K.T. Jayakrishnan Master, on December 1, 1999, while he was teaching the 6th standard students in Mokeri UP School, Talasserry. Recently a CPM MLA had participated in the marriage function of Mohammed Shafi, the fourth accused in the T.P. murder. The MLA’s presence has triggered a controversy in the state as it took place when he was on parole.
The Dangerous Pattern
It is obvious as when we discuss IS, it is not just one organisation but a symbol of all anti-Bharat forces. There may be number of names, banners and flags, at the end of the day their motive, goal and philosophy is the same. Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI), and Popular Front of India (PFI) and various institutions and organisations of Zakir Naik, etc. try to empower the IS activities in the country. Even though these groups deny any truck with IS, their activities are always suspicious. Whenever there are references to the messages from some of the 21 people who left for Afghanistan (or Syria?) to join IS that they are in Dar-Es-Salaam (land of divine peace), these outfits deny it. But, the members of the family of the missing ones keep on getting the
messages from their dear ones inviting them to join the ‘divine life.’
Two girls, one Hindu and another one Christian, are in that missing team. They were trapped in love jihad and married accordingly. Their parents still run from pillar to the posts to get their daughters back from the lands of street wars for pan Islam. And, the followers and sympathizers of these groups either infiltrate into or are recruited by the mainstream political parties like CPM, Congress and Indian Union Muslim League.
It looks like the fringe elements whose stand, actions and statements are always turning supportive to IS get wholehearted protection from the CPM-led LDF government of CM Pinaryi Vijayan. This is very much evident in the policies of the state government with respect to the Akhila case. When a bench of Kerala High Court ordered for sending Akhila home with her parents, Popular Front and SDPI staged a violent demonstration against the court, even Justice Surendra Mohan, one of the judges which constituted the bench was threatened, still police remained the mute spectator in front of a unruly mob. After several days, a name’s sake case had been registered against a few among the demonstrators! Despite the revelations of several girls who either got rid of the forceful conversions and/or love jihad trap about the Satyasarani in Malapuram, the epicenter of these two evils, LDF government still hesitate to raid it. On the other hand, the police raided Arsha Vidyalaya, Kochi, when a girl raised some allegations even though the parents of other girls opposed it. Manoj and the Vidyalaya run by him have been working for spreading the message of Sanatan Dharma to save the girls from Jhadi trap.
Another trick being played by the fundamentalists is taking active role in the local agitations. Anti-GAIL pipeline agitation in Mukkam, Kozhikkode, is an example for this. This allegation has come up from the “secular” CPM itself. Party’s Kozhikode district secretariat called GAIL protestors “Muslim extremists who possess the primitive mentality of the 7th century”. The allegation targets PFI, SDPI, etc. Incidentally UDF, including Indian Union Muslim League, is very much part of the agitation. Then the Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala demanded CPM’s apology for this statement as it is blasphemous! A clear specimen of competitive appeasement.
The aforementioned incidents denote that the unholy nexus between the fundamentalists and the main stream political groups is not a fresh story. It is a decades old history. And, an unhealthy competition has been going on between Congress-led UDF and CPM-led LDF to appease the fundamentalists; and its pet name is vote bank. Both LDF and UDF joined together to pass a unanimous resolution appealing to the Tamil Nadu government to release Abdul Nasar Madani who was jailed in the state in connection with the devastating bomb blast of February, 1988 designed for assassinating L.K. Advani.