When Pakistan was created by India, all Muslims were not forced to move there, which is why there is still a big Muslim problem in India. Fortunately, India’s popular prime minister, Narenda Modi, and his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), have a strong bias against Muslim troublemakers…one of the reasons he handily won election as prime minister in 2014 and likely will win again in 2019.
But a report in the Wall Street Journal is against Prime Minister Modi, which seems strange considering how good Modi has been for business and for the economy of India.
Muslims in India are under threat and a studied silence by Prime Minister Narendra Modi over a spate of attacks on Muslims shows his turn toward hardline identity politics ahead of national elections in 2019, a Wall Street Journal report said. Hardly a week goes by when there is no attack on Muslims by vigilantes somewhere in the country, the report said.
SC Sun News One April afternoon, a group of men clad in saffron scarves barged into a house in Meerut, 40 miles northeast of here, and dragged out a young Muslim man and a Hindu woman. The men, part of a self-appointed enforcement group called the Hindu Youth Brigade, beat the man, videotaped the incident and then handed him over to police for charges of obscenity. The traumatized woman, who wept and covered her face with her scarf, was let off with a warning.
Big deal. This is nothing compared to the violence perpetrated by Muslims in India, especially from Pali Muslims in India. Remember the Mumbai terrorist attacks in 2009? There’s more:
The incident is the latest example of Hindu vigilantes attacking Muslims in this overwhelmingly Hindu country, especially with the gains made by the ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in March elections. Several similar attacks have occurred since March, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi chose an anti-Muslim firebrand, Yogi Adityanath, to be chief minister of India’s largest state, Uttar Pradesh, the heartland of the nation’s Hindu population.
The BJP has taken an aggressive stance in dealing with anti-India Muslim youths in the disputed Kashmir region, which is roiled by a Pakistan-backed separatist insurgency. India and mostly Muslim Pakistan have long fought over the region because of competing territorial claims.
Youths regularly pelt Indian soldiers with stones, causing an ongoing conflict in the Muslim-majority states of Jammu and Kashmir. The government faced fresh criticism when a video went viral showing a Muslim man, Farooq Dar, 24, tied to the front bumper of an army jeep as a human shield against the stone-pelters.
The BJP government earlier had authorized paramilitary forces to use pellet guns on protesters, causing widespread casualties and eye injuries to the young stone-throwers. “Everyone talks about the human rights of terrorists, separatists and disruptive elements. It is high time everyone realize that the security forces, fighting in tough conditions braving all odds, are also humans and have human rights,” Rao said. “They have been highly professional and restrained even in some highly provocative situations.”
No wonder Donald Trump is so popular in India:
Wall Street Journal Recently, Yogi Adityanath, a monk-cum-politicians best known for creating a thuggish private militia and inciting anti-Muslim emotions became the Chief Minister of India’s largest state of Uttar Pradesh. Mr. Modi last year condemned some attacks on Muslims, but his support for Adityanath and a mum on a spate of recent attacks shows his leaning toward hardline identity politics ahead of the 2019 general elections.
“With the BJP ascendant – most serious observers expect Mr. Modi to cruise to re-election in two years. Many left-leaning intelligentsia is blaming the BJP and the Hindu nationalist movement for the upsurge in anti-Muslim sentiment.
Rabid, hate-spewing Muslims in the UK protest the anti-Muslim Hindu-dominant policies of India: