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Can a Naxal-Muslim-Leftst alliance liberate Indians?

October 27, 2010

 

A political alliance is emerging in Bharat–leftist liberal and good Hindus supporting the oppressed Kashmiris backed by the rebellious Naxalbaris (aka Maoists). The open rebellion against the Central government has indeed rattled Delhi and they have retaliated with the usual threats of force and incarceration. Any move against Geelani, or Roy will indeed backfire further exacerbating the vortex of discontent in Bharat.


Such an alliance was envisaged by Muahmmad Ali Jinnah when he nurtured and sponsored Dr. Ambadekar who was a Dalit. Jinnah with influence had gotten the Dalits the right to separate electorate. However Gandhi pressured Mr. Ambadekar with the charade of fast-till-death and he backed down. At the end of his life, Mr. Ambadekar said that not agreeing to separate electorate was the biggest blunder of his life.

Now, it seems that the Leftist-Muslim-Dalit alliance is resurfacing again. In the last Bharati elections, they came very near to victory, but mass bribes and hindrance defeated the progressive alliance.

The Kashmiri-Leftist-Naxal alliance is a key pillar to the wider minority alliance in Bharat which could fundamentally transform Bharat. In a seminal book on the subject Dr. Kancha has described a “Post Hindu India” which is supposed to  liberate the Dalits after forswearing Hinduism and the caste slavery.

New Delhi: Government has received legal opinion from law officers who say a case under 124-A under Indian Penal Code for sedition is possible against Hurriyat Conference Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani and writer Arundhati Roy for their anti-India speeches.

The legal opinion says that any person who by words or expression of any kind brings or attempts to provoke a feeling of hatred or contempt or disaffection towards government by law is culpable under Section 124 A and this is a punishable offence, where a person can be imprisoned for three years to life imprisonment and a fine can also be imposed.

The comments made by these two have been seen as attempts to instigate secession.

Reacting to the Centre’s decision to file a case against him for his speech at a seminar in Delhi, where demand for secession of Kashmir was made by Kashmiri separatists, Geelani said, “I have 90 FIRs registered against me. This will be number 91.”

Geelani said he did not say anything new in Delhi that he had not said in Kashmir before.

At a seminar on Kashmir on Sunday, writer Arundhati Roy said, “Kashmir has never been an integral part of India – it is a historical fact. Even the Indian government has accepted this.”

Geelani’s speech in New Delhi had triggered sharp comments from the BJP.

At the convention on ‘Azadi – The Only Way’, Geelani shared the stage with writer Arundhati Roy and Pro-Maoist leader Vara Vara Rao among others.

Srinagar, Oct 24: Unflinching in her support for a free Kashmir, internationally acclaimed writer, Arundhati Roy on Sunday said that the state was never an integral part of India and urged Kashmiris to stay focused on achieving their goal of azadi.

At a seminar here on “Whither Kashmir? Freedom or Enslavement” organised by the Coalition of Civil Societies, the Booker Prize winner said that the Indian state was mimicking colonial powers in its policy of divide and rule, and had launched a protracted war in Kashmir.

An outspoken critic of corporate narratives of events and issues, Roy said that India was a cage in which millions of people of different nationalities were held against their will.

“I believe Kashmir is not an integral part of India. It is a historical fact,” Roy said, hailing stone-pelting youth “for taking the Kashmir movement to a decisive phase.”

She said that the events of the past four months had changed the opinion in India.

“The people of India are now showing a willingness to talk Kashmir,” she said. “This, in my opinion, is the greatest achievement of the past four months.”
“Resistance is a beautiful thing. It is high time for Kashmiris to set goals for Azadi and steer the movement,” she said.

“Your struggle has raised the consciousness about the Kashmir dispute and the oppression you face. But you must decide what type of society you have in mind once you are allowed to decide your future,” she said.

“Kashmiris will have to make a choice whether or not they want Indian oppression to be replaced by a future corporate oppression,” she said.
“After attaining freedom from the British, India itself has become a colonial power. It has left the legacy of partition in the shape of Kashmir. India opened the locks of two issues including Babri Masjid and tried to give it Islamist colour to act like the victim,” she said.

Elaborating she said imperial colonialism is fast being replaced by corporate colonialism.

“India hides behind the facade of democracy but the country’s Prime Minister (Dr Manmohan Singh) has not been ever elected,” she said.
Asking people to find new ways of struggle, she said: “Question occupier must ask itself is whether it is progressing or it is moving ahead in short circuits. You have to see what are the possibilities of retaining the goal. You have to see whether you want people to join police and CRPF.”

Roy who has been vociferously advocating the cause of Kashmiris and other minorities in India minced no words in accusing New Delhi of waging war against minorities. “In Nagaland, the troopers have been targeting Adivasis, in Telangana Dalits and in Punjab, they target Sikhs. India is an upper caste Hindu state that is certainly at war with minorities. It has waged a protracted war in Nagaland and Kashmir to force inclusion of people into its system,” she said.

Roy stated that Kashmiris recruited in the army and paramilitary forces are being used to suppress the voices of dissent in the Northeast and other states. “I was heart broken when I saw Kashmiri BSF personnel in Dantewada. Mothers in Nagaland recalled their kins who were posted in army and other security agencies. I urge Kashmiris to ensure that they are not used to as tools of suppression,” she said.

Hailing the role of Kashmiri women in the ongoing movement, Roy asked them to contribute to the struggle in one way or the other. “Kashmiris have been breathing and inhaling through the barrel of AK 47.”
Earlier, speaking at the seminar, noted human rights activist, Gautam Navlakha, said that Azadi was not round the corner, but that the Kashmiris should struggle more.

He said that the struggle had been kept alive despite setbacks and oppression like killings, arrests and rapes.

“The ground is ready. The opportunity is in your hands. Move ahead,” he said, claiming that the appointment of interlocutors and committees would not do any good.

“Unions are banned in the Kashmir University. Debates, exhibitions and seminars are not allowed in colleges. Why can’t students here make charts and portraits and display them in schools?” he asked.

“Curse on you if you demand azadi while sitting at home. I am not denouncing Facebook, but you must come out. You have suffered a lot, now carry it forward. You have weapons in your hand. Use them,” he said.

ALLAHABAD: A senior Congress leader on Monday asked noted writer and activist Arundhati Roy to withdraw her statement on Kashmir, saying it was “contrary to historical facts” and could mislead the nation and the international community.

Reacting to the comment made by the writer at a seminar in Kashmir yesterday, AICC member Satya Prakash Malaviya said, “It was really surprising to see such an irresponsible statement from someone who is one of the country’s best-known writers.

“She must withdraw her statement which is contrary to historical facts and could mislead the nation as well as the international community,” he said.

The Booker Prize winning author had said “Kashmir has never been an integral part of India. It is a historical fact. Even the Indian government has accepted this.”

The former Union Minister said that Roy “would do better to brush up her knowledge of history and know that the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir had acceded to the Union of India after its erstwhile ruler Maharaja Hari Singh duly signed the Instrument of Accession on October 26, 1947.

“And the state, consequently, has become as much an integral part of India as all the other erstwhile princely states have,” he said.

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