The London and Glasgow terror plots involving Indians is leading to the usual breast-beating and circumspection. Shekhar Gupta in today’s Indian Express lays the blame squarely at the doors of the Manmohan Singh government, accusing it of communalising the very approach to the fight against terrorism.
Ask the police forces in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Hyderabad, the counter-terror veterans in the intelligence agencies and even the army, and the answer will stare you in the face. After the attacks they faced in the first flush of the Bombay rail attacks for ‘targeting’ Muslims and the hurry in which they were forced to call off the searches and interrogations have put the fear of God in the minds of securitymen.
Politics is much too complicated for them to figure, and fighting this kind of terror is an unconventional and risky business at the best of times. They have simply concluded that this is not the time to take those risks. This is reverse-communalisation of the fight against terror and the responsibility for this lies not so much with the security machinery, or the Union home ministry which controls it, as it does with this peculiar minority-ist politics the Congress has fallen prey to.
So the question to ask the prime minister is, if it is wrong and unfair to profile any community as terrorist, must you always consider a suspect innocent just because he belongs to a community, and if so, is the motive just fair, constitutional secularism, or a misplaced quest for vote banks?
You ask experienced Congress ministers and they are both embarrassed and concerned. They know they have allowed their allies, particularly the Left, to ‘secularise’ the agenda of governance so aggressively, it has now become communalism in reverse and both the Congress and India will be made to pay for it.
Nobody today even claims any of these attacks were the handiwork of anybody but ultra-Islamic groups, howsoever small and minuscule. A few more such attacks, God forbid, a soft, this kind of politically loaded approach towards them, along with issues like Afzal’s hanging, will be seen to be a repeat of the old “biryani for terrorists” story.
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Recently in Tamil Nadu in a school Muslim students have refused the midday meal as it was prepared by a dalit women. The other students in this school are Brahmins, OBC, SC & ST who take this meal. The local govt. of MK has mot opened its mouth. This is UPA!
This is the bigining of the end.
Many do not realise how fundamentalists the Tamil Nadu muslims are. Just go to places like Pallapatti in Trichy district or Ayyampettai in Tanjore district, you would feel as though you have landed in a village in Pakistan.
An interesting story about a fundamentalist muslim and a hindu in Ayyampettai fighting each other for the ownership of a piece of arable land. Despite a concession yielded by the hindu, the muslim refused to listen, and said it is not in his religion to yield to an infidel. The court was called to adjudicate. The court went through the past land reoords, and discovered to their dismay that the two indeed were blood relatives and one of their ancesters was forcibly converted to Islam when Ayyampattai, a peace-loving hindu village was overrun by a bunch of muslims in 18th century, and converted the lot of villagers, and a few escaped and the hindu ancestors were one of them.
Thiru Karuna has a soft corner for muslims. Like his muslim friends he is a bigamist!
Mr. Shekhar Gupta is spot on.
It is time for the Indian government to deeply introspect into “minority privileges.” Such privileges should be continued only if there is a move toward debate/reform/reconciliation within the minority Muslim community.
The time is ripe for a common civil code, and an impartial enforcement of the criminal codes.
POTA and Commen Civil Code is the answer.