Maoists, anti-nationals and Hazare's hordes

The ease with  which Anna Hazare and his NGO hordes have stormed Delhi could lead to another  era of colonisation, this time without a fight.

The ease with which Maoists can operate in the  corridors of power in New Delhi is illustrated by this incident, which took  place nearly six years ago. In December 2005, a woman activist from an eastern  Indian NGO approached a senior editor in New Delhi, who incidentally moonlights  as an events manager, to conduct a seminar at the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation. As would  be expected in a seminar in the Capital, the woman told the editor that some  noted politicians and academics were to be invited. The editor said that would  not be a problem and a fee of Rs 70,000 was agreed upon.

One of the editor’s key contacts was a senior  official in the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, a Congress dominated organisation. This  official managed to invite a couple of top level Congress leaders to the event.  The seminar went off smoothly with participants from various organisations. Despite  the un-glamorous subject the media came in reasonably good numbers, probably enticed  by the lovely non-vegetarian buffet. NGO members took the opportunity to get  themselves photographed with Congress leaders.

Turns out, the photo-op was exactly what the NGO  was after. Well, this is how the rest of the story goes. When the editor sent  in his bill, the courier company returned the envelope with the message that the  NGO had vacated the premises. When he called the woman on her mobile phone, she  said she was travelling to her HQ in an eastern Indian state but promised to pay  him the money after she returned in a few days.

Two weeks later when the editor called her, she  seemed very irritated and asked him to stop bothering her. When he said that he  was only calling her to get his fee, she told him bluntly, “Look, by calling me  repeatedly you are only putting your life in danger.” When he asked what she  meant, she said, “The NGO I work for is a front for Maoists, we can get you  killed.”

The editor was predictably alarmed and said he  didn’t care about the money they owed him. He ran a respectable magazine and  did not want to be tainted by any link to the Maoists. However, he did ask her  one final question: “You are obviously well funded, so why don’t you pay people  for their services?”

Simple – it was their way of showing their class  enemies their place. The woman then boasted how her organisation operated. The  NGO’s job, she revealed, was to develop links with journalists and use them to  get close to senior political leaders. Often the politicians would not even  remember the NGO’s name, but that didn’t matter, as the photographs taken at  seminars, meetings and forums were enough for the NGO. These were used to  establish that the NGO was a legitimate organisation which was ‘close’ to top Indian  leaders. Armed with these photographs, they tried to influence the United  Nations, international development organisations, aid agencies and the media.

The woman ended the call with an offer he could  have hardly refused: “Forget about us or the Maoists will kill you.”

NGO’s and charlatans like this woman will now  suddenly become the kingmakers of India thanks to Anna Hazare’s Gandhi style  activism. It is a brand of street power that seeks to emasculate nation  building and kill our institutions, which might be rather slow on the draw but are  certainly not incapable of taking on corruption.

It is worth asking how Hazare, until now a virtually  unknown commodity, managed to grab middle class India’s attention. That too in  a matter of just four days.

In the days and weeks leading up to the point  when Hazare’s hordes stormed primetime TV, it was the ascetic Baba Ramdev who  was taking the issue of corruption to the masses. You had to see the passionate  speakers and the non-trucked attendees at his massive rallies nationwide to  understand how he was shaking up Sonia Gandhi’s corrupt Congress cabal.

Go to YouTube and watch clips of the Ramdev  rallies to understand the true depth of the Indian people’s anger against the  Congress, anger at the European Christian remote control and frustration with a  hapless Prime Minister, who seems to not only lack a backbone but also  principles.

But from the English language media’s  perspective, Ramdev didn’t exist. Somehow they all managed to think  collectively and block coverage, which is why middle class India missed it  totally.

Then, suddenly Hazare steps in with his group of  NGOs and activists, and all they have to do is speak in English to get the  media’s, and the nation’s, attention.

There is a very uncanny parallel that happened  during an equally significant juncture in India’s history. In the early part of  the 20th century, an individual of average education and mediocre intellect  named M.K. Gandhi scrambled on to the platform created by stalwarts like Bal  Gangadhar Tilak and Aurobindo Ghosh and hijacked India’s freedom movement. It  was India’s greatest misfortune that two proud nationalists, highly erudite,  intellectually without equal were replaced by Gandhi who was responsible for sparking  the nascent Islamic fundamentalism in India.

Gandhi cooled down the revolutionary fervour of  Indians, made it easy for the British to despatch thousands of Indian  revolutionaries to the gallows, send thousands more to jails, and bomb public  gatherings from the air. Thanks to Gandhi, the British, who were most likely  staring at a wholesale massacre or at best an ignominious exit, managed to hang  on to India for several decades more. The colonialists grabbed this opportunity  to sow separatism among Muslims which ultimately led to India’s division along  religious lines. Pakistan was the first artificial country created by the  Anglo-American empire to serve its geopolitical interests. Libya is yet one more  chapter in this empire’s sordid saga.

No study of Hazare is complete without analysing  Gandhi’s rise, which coincidentally saw India’s fall. Just like Gandhi’s idealistic  ideas – such as launching a movement to support Turkey’s Caliphate, an  institution hated by modern Turks themselves – hurt India seriously, Hazare’s  movement will lend legitimacy to suspect NGO’s and might emasculate our national  institutions.

Does Hazare’s planned Bharat Swabhimaan Andolan  sound familiar? Of course, it does. It is not a coincidence that the word  Andolan is used here. Decades ago Hazare’s guru Vinoba Bhave led the Bhoodan  Andolan (Donate Land Movement) which met with patchy success in getting land  for the landless.

Bhave has not been given proper credit for his  hare-brained idea to bring several hundred thousand Mewati Muslims back from  Pakistan. In 1947, when India was reeling under riots, Bhave conducted one of  the most shameless cases of Muslim appeasement.

It is well known that despite assurances by  Mohammed Ali Jinnah, the Muslim figurehead behind India’s partition, large  swathes of Pakistani Punjab, Sindh and the Pathan dominated areas were being  ethnically cleansed of Hindus.

What is less well known is how a potentially  dangerous situation developed around Delhi because of the radicalisation of the  Meo Muslims of the Mewat region in western India. In 1947, over 30,000 Meo  Muslims marched on Delhi with a plan to massacre the Hindus of the city. When  the Jats of the surrounding areas came to know of the march, they hastily  gathered a Jat army which defeated the Meos and pushed them out to Pakistan.

Here another sorry chapter in Indian history unfolded.  Forever willing to please his British friends and totally lacking in  realpolitik Indian Prime Minister Nehru, under pressure from Bhave, allowed  several hundred thousand Meos to return to Rajasthan and Haryana.

While secularists will no doubt say these  Muslims deserved to be in their homeland, the reality is that it was a fair  exchange because what else was Pakistan created for if not as a homeland for  the Indian Muslims? It wasn’t created for the comfort of the Muslims of western  Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan, or the north-west frontier because in those areas  the Muslims formed big majorities and in fact did not even demand Pakistan. The  most strident demand for Pakistan was made by Muslims living in India’s current  boundaries because they felt Muslims could not co-exist with Hindus.

By that logic, and because of the fact that  Pakistan was created for Indian Muslims to carve out their own destiny, there  should not be a single Muslim in India. So the Jats were only playing by the  rules created by the Congress, the Muslim League and the British, and were well  within their right to evict the Meo Muslims. In fact, it was their patriotic  duty to do so. Look at what the remaining Muslims in Bengal, Kerala and  Hyderabad are doing – creating mini Taliban strongholds with Muslim youth  training for jehad while their parents keep up the demographic war by producing  many many children per family.

And what is Bhave’s legacy? Are the Meos  thankful? Take a drive on the Delhi-Jaipur highway and you’ll see how the  Muslims have multiplied in Mewat. After the Babri mosque demolition, the entire  region rose in revolt. Talibanism is taking root among them and from a 2  percent minority in 1947 they have grown to 8 percent of Haryana’s population.

For idealists like Gandhi, Bhave and Hazare, it  doesn’t matter that their actions will hurt their country. For them what  matters are vague concepts; it’s immaterial if they do not create lasting  peace, wealth or security for the people. It’s always back to the villages for  them. The village is the right place for Indian masses to live blissful lives  in a state of idealism–induced torpor.

No thought is given to what will happen to  science, industry and progress. National security does not belong in their  scheme of things. Gandhi, Bhave and Hazare are the Hindu Taliban, believing that  a pure state of rural existence, untrammelled by urban intervention, is the ideal  state of living.

We mustn’t forget Gandhian J.B. Kripalani who whilst  speaking, in 1957, on the Defense Budget in the Lok Sabha said: “The mounting  expenses on the Army must be cut down. The followers of Gandhi and adherents of  universal peace should not increase military expenditure.”

Five years later when the Chinese attacked India  he was hopping mad and accused the defence ministry of negligence. Gandhian  ‘principles’ did not prevent Kripalani from launching a witch hunt.

Hazare is the last of this Gandhian breed. True,  Indians see in him a crusader against corruption but his effort pales when  compared with the efforts of more popular leaders like Jaiprakash Narayan in  the 1970’s and Vishwanath Pratap Singh in the late 1980’s.

There is an overlap in membership of the Jan  Lokpal draftees and Sonia Gandhi backed National Advisory Committee. It seems  both the draft bill and the agitation to inflict it upon the nation draw  strength from the NAC.

According to Sandhya Jain, editor, Vijayavaani, “The  draft bill is nothing more than an uber ordinance trying to force Parliament to  enact it into an uber law in order to make the NAC the de jure power of  the nation. With such totalitarian powers at its command – equivalent to  wielding Emergency style powers without invoking an Emergency and without  needing Parliamentary endorsement for any action – Ms Sonia Gandhi and her  coterie will elevate themselves into the ranks of awesome leaders like Adolf  Hitler, Josef Stalin, and her own native Benito Mussolini.”

In today’s climate, anyone attacking Hazare will  be accused of being needlessly alarmist but the reality is that NGO raj is a  bigger threat to India than corruption, Chinese expansionism or global warming.  In fact, intelligence agencies have gone hoarse urging the Centre to clamp down  on their operations because most of these NGOs are funded by foreign  governments, and the Church with plans to destabilise India.

Take a look at the proposed selection committee  for the Jan Lokpal. It includes lawyers Shanti Bhushan and Prashant Bhushan.  Shanti has fought cases for Shaukat Guru (one of the terrorists who attacked  India’s Parliament in 2001), corruption-plagued H.D. Deve Gowda, and Arundhati  Roy who went to Kashmir and egged on the separatists to kick out “Indian  beggars”.

Shanti’s son Prashant had this to say after 76 soldiers  were murdered by Maoist terrorists in Dantewada in eastern India: “What did the  government expect when they called it a war? Did they think that there would be  no retaliation?”

The list also includes winners of the Bharat  Ratna and Ramon Magsaysay awards. Why these two awards specifically? Is it  because the Bharat Ratna ensures automatic entry for Amartya Sen who is married  to Emma Rothschild of the infamous banking family from England? Sure, Ramon  Magsaysay was a Filipino but no, the Magsaysay Awards are not decided by the  Philippines government, but by the Rockefeller Foundation.

If you are not aware that the Rothschild and  Rockefeller families are spearheads in the ongoing desperate efforts to  perpetuate Western domination of the planet, then it’s time for you to wake up.

(About the author: Rakesh Krishnan Simha is a  features writer with Fairfax New Zealand. He has previously worked with  Businessworld, India Today and Hindustan Times, and was news editor with the  Financial Express.)

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