Solution to Doklam is in Tibet

Dislodge China from Tibet, to prevent Doklam:

During the Doklam, or Dolam, stand-off between India and China, and also after India successfully making China end the stand-off, several analysts and commentators in India have pointed out several lessons for India from this episode. I intend to throw light on a lesson that has been less commented upon, but it is a lesson that’s not new. In the known history of Asia, the first war between India and China took place in 1962, and that’s shortly after China invaded Tibet in 1950, and gradually consolidated their position through the 1950s. Dislodge China from Tibet, this will stop them from making ridiculous claims based on utopian history, to Bhutan, Nepal, Sikkim, Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh. For India, making this change to her neighborhood is the only sustainable solution to Chinese expansion, which will automatically prevent future Doklams.

Can India dislodge China from Tibet?

In the context of the above mentioned project of making China vacate Tibet, India will be the “Change Agent” and China will be the “Status-Quo” power. Let us examine how a change agent can wrest back strategic territory from a status quo power, and what the critical success factors are, for such a project. During the examination, we will look into ‘positive evidence’, i.e, where a change agent has successfully defeated a status quo power by favorably effecting the critical success factors. We will also look into ‘negative evidence’, i.e, where a change agent has not been able to defeat a status quo power, because the change agent could not favorably effect the critical success factors. While I have used this article as a reference to explain the critical success factors, I have also modified the critical success factor definitions based on my thinking.

First Critical Success Factor – Sustained higher motivation of the change agent, compared to the status quo power:

Political consensus:

Presently, India does not score well on this factor. Late Prime Minister Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri was the only Indian political executive who had come close to recognizing the Tibetan Government in Exile.

Public opinion:

Not many Indians are motivated enough to see Tibet freed from China. Indian people may like this idea, but are currently not prepared to make sacrifices, for the idea to become reality. Far too many Indian people are currently too enamored with the cheap Chinese goods. There is currently not a critical mass of Indian people demanding relentlessly from the Government of India that India drive China out of Tibet. Narendra Modi, although a nationalist leader,  will first address the priorities that people in India genuinely consider a priority. That’s what democracy is all about. Professor Brahma Chellaney sums it up well here:

Beijing’s annual trade surplus with India is large enough for it to finance one China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) every calendar year and still have a few billion dollars to spare.

Hence, in summary, we can state that currently India has less motivation to drive China out of Tibet, when compared with the motivation China has, to hold on to Tibet.

Positive evidence – 1971 Bangladesh Liberation war:

When India demonstrated a higher motivation compared to Pakistan in 1971, India was able to liberate Bangladesh.

Negative evidence – Pakistan’s continued effort to severe Kashmir from India:

Pakistan, although driven by bloodthirsty criminal enterprise of Islam, and the doctrine of Jihad, still falls short of the motivation India has, to hold on to Kashmir, and Pakistan has not been able to severe Kashmir from India. With the steady Hindu revival in India, shady deals and surrender of territory of Sonia Gandhi-led UPA era will no longer be possible, and if anything, India’s motivation will only rise further.

However, India can acquire higher motivation on freeing Tibet from Chinese clutch:

There is no substitute to knowledge. Once sufficient number of Indian people know what Tibet had to suffer in the hands of Chinese, Indian public opinion will turn around. Also, when sufficient Indians know how China can wage water war on India using the rivers originating in Tibet, Indian public opinion will be strong, in favor of Indian intervention in Tibet.  There are signs that Indian people may finally be waking up to disastrous consequences of cheap Chinese good flooding Indian market. Motivation has, by nature, an intrinsic component, and with China looking at Tibet as a resource-rich colony only, Chinese motivation to hold on to Tibet can be made to diminish. The Chinese people have nothing sacred about holding on to Tibet.

Second Critical Success Factor – the Change Agent needs to have a significantly stronger Military capability:

Does India possess a significantly stronger military capability, than China? It is not an easy question to answer.

On paper, Chinese Military capabilities look stronger:

China has more soldiers, better infrastructure, stronger economy, more military hardware, more nuclear weapons and missiles, more submarines, better cyber warfare capabilities, and a more aggressive outlook to matters military. The consistent Chinese position is that they are the preeminent power in in Asia, and they push this narrative widely.

In reality, is Chinese Military stronger than India?

The reality, however, is fuzzy.

Indian armed forces are professional and motivated:

Naib Subedar Bana Singh, Major Shaitan Singh, 2nd Lt. Arun Khetarpal, CQMH Abdul Hamid, Rifleman Jaswant Singh Rawat, or Grenadier Yogendra Singh Yadav are not exceptions in the Indian armed forces, rather, every soldier aspires to emulate them.

Innovations such as tank battle on Zoji La, improvisations by Indian Air Force such as using the M-62 bombs to put the Tezgaon runway out of action thereby grounding Pakistan Air Force in December 1971, rapid response to emerging opportunities like the Indian Air Force did on 14th December 1971 in bombing of Governor’s House (Dacca), are possible only when the element of trust is high. Denied action in 1965, Indian Navy was smarting, and they showed in 1971 how motivated and professional they were.

Indian armed forces have, consistently for the last 70 years, fought either wars, or sustained operations against terrorists. The heroism on Siachen glacier can hardly be fully appreciated by anyone who have not stood on guard there.

Doubts linger over professionalism of Chinese PLA:

The last war Chinese PLA fought was against Vietnam in 1979, which they had initiated, to ‘teach Vietnam a lesson’, and ended after receiving a bloody nose.

Prior to that, in 1967, China received a bloody nose in Sikkim, from the Indian army.

Prior to that, China had the upper hand against a poorly equipped and poorly prepared Indian army in 1962 only in the-then NEFA (now Arunachal Pradesh), while Indian army staunchly resisted in the Ladakh sector. The exceptional combination of ineptitude India had displayed at that time through Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, V K Krishna Menon, B M Kaul and General Thapar can only be rare occurrences, and is no longer possible in a tumultuous democracy of present-day India. Indian people keep a close eye on the government, using many channels including social media.

Generally speaking, Chinese PLA is mostly persecuting Chinese citizens over the last 50 years, and that can’t be good for their morale or battle readiness.

There are severe doubts about how battle-worthy Chinese PLA really is.

Corruption in Chinese PLA is severe enough to reduce motivation.

Fleeing from duty during UN peacekeeping mission, abandoning own arms, when faced by murderous rioters in South Sudan, certainly does not indicate a highly motivated PLA.

Positive evidence:

Military superiority in 1971 was a defining factor in India’s ability to dismember Pakistan in 1971.

Negative evidence:

In spite of sustained effort, and propaganda to the contrary that have only managed to fool themselves, Pakistan has not been able to wrest Kashmir from India.

India can bridge the military capabilities gap with China, if any, and can actually surpass them:

  1. India needs to optimally use her armed forces, and not repeat follies such as refraining from using own Air Force during 1962, or denying combat opportunities to Indian Navy in 1965.
  2. Augmentation of Indian military capabilities, including domains such as cyber warfare and space, and sustained growth in Indian economy, is certainly possible. Many experts have commented on this already, I need not add to it.
  3. India needs to significantly augment her hybrid warfare capabilities, including special forces, covert operations, and exploiting fault lines in China (Inner Mongolia and Xinjiang being just two of them) .

Third Critical Success Factor – hostile population sapping morale of status quo power:

Tibetan people certainly have enough reasons to maintain sustained hostility against China, as Chushi Gangdruk had shown. 150 Tibetans have self-immolated in Tibet and China since February 2009. Establishment 22 certainly proves their fighting mettle. The sorely tried Tibetan people just need to remember their own Gendun Chomphel, who had so prophetically exhorted the Tibetan people to reclaim their martial past.

Positive evidence:

Hostile population of erstwhile East Pakistan had formed “Mukti Bahini” (liberation force) with guidance and support from India, and played a major part in the 1971 Bangladesh liberation war.

Negative evidence:

In spite of hostile population in the four districts of South Kashmir consistently harassing India, under the spell of Islamic Jihad, Pakistan has not been able to dismember India. This is because the population in Ladakh and Jammu resist this Jihad tooth and nail. This is also because overwhelming sentiment in larger India is focused on emphatically standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the Indian security forces, so much so that Kashmir can only be separated from India over the dead bodies of 1.25 billion Indian people.

I end with Swamy Vivekananda’s call to action, because China will not pack themselves off Tibet, we need to make that happen:

On and on, work, work, work

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Can Nirmala Sitharaman’s appointment as India’s Defence Minister hurt Islam?

Nirmala Sitharaman as India’s defence minister:

On 3rd September 2017, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman has been inducted into the Union Cabinet of the Government of India, as Defence Minister. I support this move, not only because Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman is known as a capable minister. I foresee a great opportunity.

Islam’s treatment of women:

I present a few quotes from Quran, translated by the team Religion of Peace:

Quran (4:11) – (Inheritance) “The male shall have the equal of the portion of two females” (see also verse 4:176). In Islam, sexism is mathematically established.

Quran (2:282) – (Court testimony) “And call to witness, from among your men, two witnesses. And if two men be not found then a man and two women.” Muslim apologists offer creative explanations to explain why Allah felt that a man’s testimony in court should be valued twice as highly as a woman’s, but studies consistently show that women are actually less likely to tell lies than men, meaning that they make more reliable witnesses.

Quran (2:228) – “and the men are a degree above them [women]

Quran (5:6) – “And if ye are unclean, purify yourselves. And if ye are sick or on a journey, or one of you cometh from the closet, or ye have had contact with women, and ye find not water, then go to clean, high ground and rub your faces and your hands with some of it” Men are to rub dirt on their hands, if there is no water to purify them, following casual contact with a woman (such as shaking hands).

Quran (24:31) – Women are to lower their gaze around men, so they do not look them in the eye. (To be fair, men are told to do the same thing in the prior verse).

Quran (2:223) – “Your wives are as a tilth unto you; so approach your tilth when or how ye will…”A man has dominion over his wives’ bodies as he does his land.

I hardly need to explain further.

Islam’s treatment of Hindus:

The most terrible holocaust in the world has not been adequately recorded in history, and that needs a correction. Anywhere between a 100 million and 400 million Hindus were killed by Islam. The number of Hindu women raped, and the number of Hindu men or women taken as slaves, will probably never be adequately accounted for. We are even yet to get a complete grip over the exact number of Hindu temples destroyed by Islam. In terms of territory, Hindus lost Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh to Islam already, and Hindus fight tooth and nail to prevent Kashmir, West Bengal and Kerala going the same way. Hindus can not even claim any protection from Islam, the kind that the Christians or Jews can sometimes get, because Hindus are not people of book, and Hindus worship idols.

The hope that Nirmala Sitharaman brings to the table:

As I have tried to explain here, the war against Islam is a multi-faceted one. One aspect of this is military, and that goes without saying. Yet another aspect of it is the narrative. If Indian Armed Forces can deliver a stinging blow to Pakistan, the main flag bearer of Islam in the Indian subcontinent, during the tenure of Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman as Defence Minister, we can actually get an excellent narrative, to push against Islam. And that’s derision. Our message to Islam will be:

“Look, you hold women as inferior, and you hold Hindus as a people only to be exterminated. Now, you have just received a stinging blow, by an Armed Forces, whose political leadership is provided by a Hindu woman. As an ideology, you deserve to die, and this is the greatest evidence.”

I look forward to that day, when we can deliver this message to Islam. Vande Mataram.

 

 

Far-sighted soldier – late Lt. Gen. J F R Jacob

An exceptional soldier – late Lt. Gen. J F R Jacob:

Most Indian people, and also many in Israel, know about late Lt. Gen. J F R Jacob. He was one of the architects of the successful operations conducted during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation war, and as such, needs no introduction. This blog post is to point out something else, not his military brilliance. Source of the information is his book “Surrender at Dacca: Birth of a nation”. I concluded that the information presented in this book, especially on the subject matter of this blog post, can be relied upon. After all, had the late soldier wanted to be economical with truth, he need not have written about his own errors of judgement or other failures (such as his inability to understand Pakistan’s deceptive tactics, or his inability to make some of the Corps Commanders use effective tactics, or the rebuke he had received from his superiors).

Lt. Gen. Jacob’s prophetic warning to D P Dhar:

Late Lt. Gen. Jacob had a chance meeting with D P Dhar, the powerful bureaucrat in the Government of India, who was widely trusted by the-then Prime Minister, Mrs. Indira Gandhi. The meeting took place in the Calcutta airport. This was after the war. Lt. Gen. Jacob had insisted with D P Dhar in clear terms, that now that India has successfully helped Bangladesh gain liberty, this is the time for India to extract three crucial assurances from the new Bangladesh government.

Three assurances that Lt. Gen. Jacob had demanded in his meeting with D P Dhar:

  1. Bangladesh should guaranty safety of the Hindus there.
  2. The enclaves should be rationalized.
  3. Bangladesh should provide transit rights to India, for the purpose of improved connectivity between Indian mainland and the North East India.

Irony of history:

D P Dhar was non-committal, and as a matter of fact, he disarmingly smiled and ended this topic. The-then Chief Minister of West Bengal was present during this chance meeting, and he had been absolutely silent on the 3 demands Lt. Gen. Jacob had raised. The rest is history. As on 2017, Hindus form just 8% of Bangladesh population, and at the current rate of persecution, Bangladesh will have no Hindus in 30 years. It took 45 years to ratify a land boundary agreement between India and Bangladesh, which became a reality only after Narendra Modi led government came to power. India’s perennial security threat, the tenuous “Siliguri Corridor” still presents worry to Indian security planners.

Further irony of history – Chittagong Hill Tracts:

Shortly after the war was over, while the Indian Army was still there in Bangladesh, assisting the newly formed Bangladesh government, Lt. Gen. Jacob received a request from the Bangladesh government. Indian Army troops posted in the Chittagong Hill tracts were requested to build some posts there, so that the Bangladesh Army can control the Chakma people. Lt. Gen. Jacob saw through the designs, and declined. However, he was told by the India’s Directorate of Military Operations that this request has come from the highest authorities and need to be complied with. We know the rest.

 

Gandhi was responsible for India’s partition (Letter published in “Letters from Patriots”, 1st quarter 2017)

This post is a translation of a letter published in the Bengali nationalist magazine “Deshbhokter Chithi” (“Letters from Patriots”)’s 1st quarter 2017 edition. The letter was written by Mr. Prashanto Kumar Pal.

Nehruvian propaganda in Independent India

Joseph Goebbels, that infamous propaganda chief of Hitler, had said that if a lie is repeated multiple times, it becomes truth. In India, several politicians and intellectuals, staunch followers of this Goebbelsian method, have been propagating the lies “British conspiracy has resulted into India’s partition”, “Muslims who stayed back in India after partition are staunch nationalists and they had never supported Pakistan”, “RSS had conspired to kill Mahatma Gandhi” etc. The veracity of the first two of the above three theorem are analyzed in this letter.

Was undivided independent India possible?

British government had presented a proposal for independence of undivided India, to Congress and Muslim League leaders. “Cabinet Mission”, led by Sir Stafford Cripps, which landed in India on the 24th March of 1947, had a proposal for independence of India, which had no mention of Pakistan. The proposal envisaged organizing India to “A”, “B”, and “C” – three autonomous regions – which were to be modeled into a federal state. This did present a potential solution to India’s communal problem, and Jinnah had initially supported this proposal. However, later Jinnah and Nehru disagreed vehemently with each other, and Jinnah rescinded his support to this proposal. This put paid to any dream of undivided independent India.

Betrayal by Gandhi

During the 1946 election, all Hindus had voted for Congress, with a clear aim of an undivided independent India. Gandhi, commenting on the Pakistan demand of Muslim League, that partition of India will happen only over his dead body. However, going back on his and his party’s promise, Gandhi actively encouraged AICC members to support proposal to partition India. On the 15th June of 1947, AICC agreed to partition of India. The British did not force Gandhi to accept partition. If Gandhi was so much against partition, why did he attend this meeting?

Nehru justifies partition

Nehru later justified partition, by admitting that Congress leaders were tired, and they were ageing. They did not have the stomach any more for a renewed struggle for undivided independent India, it would have definitely entailed more jail terms for them, which they were no longer able to countenance. Nehru did mention that had Gandhi not accepted partition, they would have needed to fight on. (Source – “The last days of British Raj” by Leonard Mosley).

Busting the myth of Muslims staying back in India post-partition being unquestionably patriots

During the 1946 provincial legislative council election, Muslim League candidates own in 429 of the 492 seats reserved for the Muslims. Among the 11 provinces that went to this election, only Bengal, Punjub, Sindh, North West Frontier Province were in the proposed map of Pakistan. However, the Muslim people in the remaining 7 provinces had overwhelmingly supported the demand for Pakistan. However, after 14th August 1947, only a few Muslims from these 7 seven provinces migrated to Pakistan. Hence, we can surmise that the Muslims that stayed back, turned patriotic Indians overnight! Alluding to this, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the first home minister of Independent India, had questioned during a public meeting on the 3rd January 1948 in Calcutta, about the crores of Muslims that had supported Pakistan but stayed back in India after partition – did they turn patriotic Indians overnight?

Nehru’s ascent to the throne of India

As Congress president, Nehru became the first prime minister of independent India. However, Nehru’s election to the position of Congress president was not done by due process. Nehru became Congress president because of Gandhi’s wish. The last date for filing nomination for the election of Congress president was 29th April 1946. Only the provincial Congress committee members were authorized to propose, and second, names. Out of th1 15 provincial Congress committees, 12 had supported Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s candidature as Congress president. The remaining 3 provincial committees did not propose Patel’s name, however, they did not propose Nehru’s name either. Gandhi persuaded Kripalani to arrange some AICC members to propose Nehru’s name. Nehru’s nomination wasn’t even filed before the last date to file nomination. However, in contravention of this rule, Nehru’s nomination was accepted. Gandhi now joined the political intrigue directly, and pressurized Patel to withdraw his own nomination. As a result, Nehru was elected without any contest. Gandhi installed Nehru as Congress president because he knew well that Nehru will guard Indian Muslim interest.

Negation of history

History will record for posterity that it was Nehru’s political shortsightedness, intransigence and Hindu-phobic mentality that had resulted into Hindus from East Bengal being violently uprooted from their home, and becoming refugees. Nehru was directly responsible for the disaster that had fallen on the Bengali Hindus. Undivided independent India could not be materialized due to Gandhi and Nehru. Lies can not forever suppress truth.

 

 

 

 

Dear Hindus, worship strength

Strength is greatest deterrent

Hindus have encountered assault for 1,400 years. Enemies are Islam, Christianity, British imperialism, Communism and Nehruvian Socialism. Over 400 million dead, millions raped, thousands of temples destroyed, and large territory lost – we genuinely face a bloodthirsty combination of enemies. Many authors and activists have highlighted several actions the Hindu society should undertake, to defeat these enemies. I will, in this article, focus on only one such action – relentless worship of strength.

Start building strength, now

Every Hindu must exercise, must build strength in their muscles and bones. If you have never exercised, there is no need to worry. You can start weight training today. Start with the minimal weights. Eat fruits before exercise. Warm up with small amount of weights, do 1 set of 10 repetitions for each weight training exercise, limit to 8-10 sets. Then, double the weight, do 1 set of 10 repetitions for each exercise. Drink Whey Protein extract supplement after exercise, and eat healthy fulfilling traditional food after that. Drink 5 liters of water a day. Eat every 2 hours, which should include 5 fruits, sufficient vegetables, and traditional Indian food. Sleep at least 7 hours. Start with weight training exercise for 2 days in a week, one day for lower body, the other day for upper body. Have a days break between 2 days of weight training exercise. “Don’t lose out, work out” – the book by Rujuta Diwekar should be used as a reference.

List of exercises to get you started are provided below.

This is not an exhaustive list. Correct form should be maintained, and progressive overload should be done.

Lower body:

  1. Squat with overhead weight:

2. Lunge with overhead weight:

3. Barbell High Step:

4. Leg Press:

5. Leg Extension:

6. Leg Curl:

Upper body:

    1. Lateral pull down:

2. Seated Row:

3. Hyper Extension:

4. Overhead press:

5. Chest Fly & 6. Rear Delt:

7. Arm Curl:

Call to action:

In this 1,400 years of war, strength is key. A strong Hindu adds immeasurable value to our war effort. Get off that couch, now.

How to deal with Islam?

 

The murderous cult

Since it’s inception, Islam has caused killing of 670 million people, by conservative estimates( Reference 1 ). However, if the writing of Muslim historian Firishta in either Tarikh-i-Firishta or Gulshan-i-Ibrahim are to be considered, then the estimate of Hindus killed by Islamic terrorism needs to be revised from 80 million to 400 million. That takes Islamic onslaught’s death toll to nearly 900 million. Keep in mind that Buddhists did not keep a record of their dead due to Islamic onslaught. If reliable data is available from the Buddhist people, Islam’s “Achievement” could well cross “A Billion Killed”. All this in less than 1400 years. By all standards, this is an exceptionally violent ideology. We did not even mention the wanton destruction of cultures, and systematic erasing of history.

The featured diagram depicts how, within a short time of its inception, Islamic Jihad spread to a wide area, bringing with it the savage destruction and terrorism that their prophet legitimized by his own behavior (Source: Raymond Ibrahim, P J Media)

We can’t ignore Islam

If this was just history, we could have probably just learnt the history, and moved on. Unfortunately, this is not just history, this is not just past. Islamic Jihad, with all it’s gory slaughter, continues till date. News reports from 17th June (a day before this article is written) indicated that Jihadis in the Kashmir valley not only killed 5 jawans of the Indian security forces, but also mutilated the body parts. The danger from Islam is clear and present. We can not look the other way. We can only ignore Islam’s destructive potential at the cost of jeopardizing our children’s future. If we abdicate our responsibility today, our children and grandchildren will never forgive us. In the 1970’s, Beirut was known as the “Paris of the Middle-East”. In 2017, Paris is known as the “Middle East of Europe”, what with Islam mounting a frontal attack on the very idea of a liberal society that values art and culture.

Take the Islamic bull by horn, don’t sidestep

This article discusses some tactics that we must use, if we are to succeed against worldwide war against Islam. This article is from the perspective of a Hindu Indian. This article does not intend to profess any sort of neutrality in this regard.

First, we need clarity.

Borrowing from management concept, one can state that a problem can be resolved only after it can defined. There are large hearted people believing Islam can be reformed. This writer is of firm belief that Islam can not be reformed, it needs to be destroyed. Hindus did not reform the barbaric Sati custom, they eliminated it. Hindus are not reforming the custom of untouchability, they are eradicating it. You reform something when you can arrive at a more amenable, more civilized version of the brutal practice, so that you can coexist with it. Sati could not be transformed into a more humane practice. Untouchability can not be transformed into a moderate form. Either these customs stay, or Hindu society. Similarly, a religion that hold Muhammad of 7th Century as a fundamental role model, can not be reformed. When your “Perfect Man” is a desert bandit, rapist, mass murdered, pedophile, hallucinating narcissist, your religion is doomed. It can never be compatible with any humane value system. The sooner we define the nature of the Islamic problem, the better off will we be.

Second, we must not underestimate the importance of comprehensive military victory against Islam.

By its very nature Islam is a complete political doctrine of subjugating “Kuffars”, and it stipulates the “Momin” to launch total warfare against the Kaffir population. In this total warfare, every form of deceit, terrorism, mass rape, wanton destruction of civilian population as was done in erstwhile Vijayanagar empire, are completely “Halal”. Candles, flowers and teddy bears to mourn the victims of Islamic Jihad may be nice sentiments, but those are not weapons enough to defeat Islam. A series of devastating, comprehensive, and mind-numbing military defeats, while not enough to destroy Islam by itself, will expedite the process. Charles Martel did more to stop Islam, by winning the battle of Tours, than all the candles, flowers and teddy bears that Europe can ever hope to assemble while mourning the dead of Jihad in her cities. Maratha and Sikh muscle power did more to defeat Islam and dishearten Ghazis in India, after India’s end appeared imminent during Aurangzeb’s tyranny. The below map shows Aurangzeb’s  empire, and one shudders to think that Hindus would have been completely wiped off the face of the earth within a short time, had the Marathas and Sikhs (not to forget less prominent but equally valiant local warriors) not militarily challenged the Ghazis. Every weapon, once invented, has been used in warfare. It’s the same with Nuclear weapons. Hindus must understand that being fooled by Gandhian moral of turning the other cheek when slapped will only result into the end of one of the most fantastic civilization and it’s billion people. When need arises, we must not dither from dropping Nuclear bomb on Rawalpindi or Riyadh. The key decision making factor is whether dropping Nuclear bombs on Rawalpindi or Riyadh will help us win the military war against Islam. The decision making factor should never be woolly headed Gandhian preaching. A constant and proactive military offensive must be maintained by India against the sword of Islam. As Shri Anang Pal Malik (author of “Corruption in India” and founder of “Center for Fundamental Freedom) never fails to point out, Islam expands by taking over “Kuffar” land, usurping “Kuffar” money, and subjugating “Kuffar” women. If the expansion is rolled back, Islam will hurtle towards collapse, because there is no equilibrium or status quo possible as far as Islam is concerned. Hence, from a purely Hindu perspective, Indian armed forces must constantly push the current borders of India towards the West by pushing Pakistan army back, and also, at the same time, reclaim the land currently known as “Bangladesh”. Armchair activist Hindus must understand this fundamental tactic of the warfare a Hindu nation must undertake against Islam, and invest into this warfare. In other words, put your money where your mouth is.

India under Aurangzeb

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Third, spotlight on Islam must be on.

As an ideology, it can not survive, if the spotlight is turned on it, for a sustained period, with appropriate intensity. An ideology that peddles lies such as one man alone, forever to come, has the exclusive right to communication channel between man and god, flies in the face of every conceivable logic and rational thought. An ideology that calls on believers to forcibly convert everyone to Islam, or kill everyone, can not be accepted as a civilized model code of behavior. An ideology, whose “Perfect Man” married a six years old child, can not be expected to do any good to civilization as such. An ideology, which enjoins the followers to kill “Kuffars” in their so-called sacred month can not be continued to prosper. However, as long as people do not know the intricacies of this ideology, it will continue to prosper. Every tea shop and every corner store of every neighborhood in the world must discuss the reality of Islam, must have the courage to criticize it. Recently, during the hearing on the Triple Talaq issue in the Supreme Court of India, the Islamist side had to clearly admit that this practice is retrograde, but they had asked for the community to be allowed to reform it at their own pace. The intense spotlight is making Islam defensive. Nationwide discussion on Triple Talaq has made it clear to the Indian people that Islamist want to continue with their retrograde ways. Islam wants to avoid exactly this spotlight. And this is what it must be subjected to. Quran and Hadith must be read by all, but not for the purpose of prayer. These books must be read, to know what Islam really is, from the proverbial “Horses mouth”.

 

Fourth, a clear differentiation must be made between Islam and Muslim.

We must wean back the people, that is, the Muslims, from the clutch of this violent imperialist ideology. It’s not the Muslims that are our enemies. It is Islam that is the enemy. Here, another important understanding is needed. Muslims do not deserve sympathy. In spite of generations of them having been forcibly converted to Islam, uprooted from their own native cultures, and fed everyday with the toxic ideology, in spite of the female genital mutilation. This may sound very unfair. But in reality sympathy will not win this war. Sympathizing will amount to condoning their continued association with Islam, and this continued association of Muslims with Islam can not be supported. However, Muslims deserve empathy. We must understand how hard it is for them. We must look deep within us and remember that we have family, we have personal commitment, and it will be really hard if someone was to kill me for giving up on my faith publicly. Apostasy is punishable with death in Islam. Not everyone can be Taslima Nasreen, Ayan Hirsi Ali, Tarek Fatah, or Tufail Ahamed. It is not easy for the Muslims to leave Islam, with the sword of Islam constantly hanging over their head. Attack from outside will weaken Islam, but in the end, the Muslims must be weaned back sufficiently to break Islam’s stranglehold on its flock of sheep. Without empathizing with the Muslims, they can not be weaned back.

Call to action:

It’s war. Good luck is needed. But that’s not strategy. Strategy requires us to understand the enemy first. Let’s work on that.

 

Why has Bengali nationalism stumbled?

                                                        

The puzzle of stagnating Bengali Hindu nationalism

This inconsequential amateur writer has the good fortune of being born in the fabled land of Bengal, and also that of staying in other parts of our sacred motherland India. The writer has had the good fortune of listening to intellectual giants and seekers from both Bengal and other parts of India. One common question and discussion topic is that how did the patriotic Bengali people let their land come to this pass? How is it possible that the same people that had made the powerful British quake in their boots during the first few decades of 20th Century, is now allowing the Communists, Islamists and Trinamul Congress to lay this land to waste? How is it that the same people who had struck terror in the minds of the British rulers had let their land get divided in 1947, accompanied by most severe parade of killing, rape, and maiming? How did this same people almost forget the brutal Communist-led massacre and rape in Marichjhapi ( Reference 1 )? What went wrong? The few paragraphs that follow do not contain much of original thought, however, they constitute an effort to look deep into this severe fall, and find out what happened. These paragraphs will not describe in detail the severe brutality unleashed on Bengal by the Islamists, British and Communists – many competent authors have done it. Neither is this write up an effort to write a social-media style concise history of Bengali struggles and the setbacks – many historians have written these elsewhere. The writer concentrates on one sole point – the unhinging of Bengali nationalism from the spiritual roots – and offers this as the single-most important reason why Bengali nationalism has stumbled, and this article only focuses on corroborating this point. This is not a scholarly effort, and does not intend to present a rich bibliography, but honestly acknowledges that several different sources have been consulted. To that extent, this article is a very narrow one, and makes no attempt at connecting giant-sized dots of history. The article progresses in the form of a few steps, through which the key point is elaborated.

What is Bengali nationalism?

First, it is key to understand that the Bengali nationalism is one and the same as Indian nationalism. Swamy Vivekananda did not try to rejuvenate Bengali society only. Kshudiram went to gallows not for the sake of Bengal alone. Sannyasi rebels fought Islamists and British not for Bengal alone. Rash Bihari Bose tricked British and reached Japan, not for the sake of Bengal’s freedom alone. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose called for a march to Delhi, not just to Kolkata. Bengali nationalism has had the same overarching objective of the nationalism of Shivaji Maharaj, Guru Gorakhnath, Guruji Teg Bahadur, Guruji Govind Singh, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Subramanyam Bharti, Veer Savarkar, Chandrasekhar Azad, or Swamy Dayanand Saraswati.

Unique position of Indian nationalism

Second, it is imperative to understand the unique position Indian nationalism has, in the history of nations. Indian nationalism is the only one alive that has the national territory or a people as one of its marker, but not as a defining marker. Let us examine a few examples to clearly understand this point. American nationalism was forged during the defining moments such as civil war or second world war, because primarily it holds a land given to the European settlers as the defining aspect. To this date, American people celebrate the “Thanksgiving” festival, based on this very concept. The historically aware Americans do clearly acknowledge that this land was captured by the European settlers, by marginalizing and massacring the native Americans. Perhaps alive to this narrow origin of American nationalism, thinkers such as Ralph Waldo Emerson or Henry David Thoreau had attempted, through their impactful writing, to expand the intellectual horizon of American people, and focused on universal principles. They have been very successful, in generally weaving into the “American dream” these universal principles, and that intervention was important in formulating American nationalism as we know today. British nationalism was partly a response to ancient expansion of Roman empire, partly a result of resistance to later day Normans, and also partly a result of resistance to excesses of Catholic church. Overall, British nationalism considers the territory and a people as central to it’s existence. German nationalism was a manifestation of German national unification, an ugly face of that nationalism was manifested at the hands of the Nazis. Once again, a nationalism centrally dependent on sense of territory and a people. Japanese nationalism was, and still is, centrally dependent on the land that is considered to be sacred – the land of rising Sun, and a people’s cultural mooring. Over-dependence on these central tenets can be dangerous, as was evident during Japanese brutalities during the second world war. Chinese nationalism, as shown by authors Claude Arpi and Arun Shourie in their separate books and articles (refer to “Tibet: The last frontier” by Claude Arpi; and “Self Deception: India’s China policies: Origin, premises, and lessons” by Arun Shourie), is deeply dependent on the military prowess of a powerful central regime. Whenever China has had strong central ruler, the nationalism quotient increased, and China expanded. How is Indian nationalism different? Does it not acknowledge territory? Does it not acknowledge people? It surely does. In the most ancient Shastras and Puranas, Indian territory is defined clearly. Even more practically, India’s countless pilgrimage circuits, followed by people over millennia, clearly lays out Indian territory in practical terms (refer to “India – a sacred geography” by Diana L Eck). More pertinent, Indian ancient texts clearly define Indian people too, simply the people who follow Sanatana Dharma. But the key difference starts from this point. Indian nationalism acknowledges territory and people, but is not dependant on these markers. The most direct evidence is found through an unfortunate indirect proof point. Note that while 1400 years before, present day Afghanistan was very much part of Indian civilization. Now that it is no longer part of India, does nothing to weaken Indian nationalism. In spite of knowing that we have lost territory such as Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh, Indian people voted in large number for a political party that promised nationalist governance in 2014. In spite of knowing that unification of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh with India may be very hard practically, Indian people rose up in their united support to the Indian Armed Forces after the despicable coward terrorist attack in Uri. Remember that 1400 years back, people in present day Pakistan were as much Indian as we are. We do not have them any longer in our project of nationalism. But the project of nationalism continues, to the extent that poor street side fruit vendor adapts to electronic payment systems, after hearing the clarion call given to them by a nationalist Prime Minister, who calls on the Indian people to accept hardship so that the corrupt world of black money can be disrupted. Loss of vast territory, and loss of well over several hundreds of million people during the last 1400 years, due to the brutality of Islamists, Portuguese, British and Communists, did not destroy Indian nationalism. Simply because Indian nationalism is not centrally founded on the concepts of territory and select people.

India’s spiritual nationalism

Now is the time to clearly spell out an important hypothesis that Indian nationalism is essentially a spiritual nationalism, a Dharmic nationalism. This writer will provide three categories of evidences to prove this hypothesis. First category is to cite authoritative text. Second category can be called “Positive evidence”, that is, to show when the desired triggers are there, desired effect is realized. Third category can be called “Negative evidence”, that is, to show when the desired triggers are absent, desired effect is also missing.

Authoritative text as evidence

As authoritative text, this writer opts to cite Srimad Bhagvad Gita, which is possibly the most widely followed text in India. In the fourth chapter, Shri Krishna clearly states that he manifests in every era, when demonic forces wreak havoc and Dharma is in danger. To protect Dharma and to stamp out evil, the supreme soul descends in a mortal form, and leads struggle for right, against wrong. At a conceptual level, shorn of any regional, territorial, communal, and linguistic baggage, Indian nationalism is born of this universal principle. Hence, even when we lost significantly large territory and hundreds of million people, during the assault we have faced over the last one thousand and four hundred years, our nationalism is alive.

Positive evidence

As a “Positive evidence”, this writer wishes to highlight the nationalist movements led, at different times, by Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Guru Goving Singh ji, Swamy Vivekananda, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. As long as the clarity was there, as long as the bedrock of spiritual principles prevailed, these movements were able to defeat and push back, or at the very least strike terror in the hearts of the imperialist brutal powers.

Negative evidence

As “Negative evidence”, this writer highlights the breakdown of Indian dream after India achieved independence, for six decades. When India achieved independence from British, Indian youth had all the hope in their heart. The dream of building a progressive nation, however, suffered a crushing blow, in the hands of the Nehruvian socialist state that was built up. This socialist state perfected the arts of pseudo secularism, corruption, patronage, mediocrity, treachery and perpetuated the crushing poverty. Nationalism was sought to be constructed from a platform of “Secularism”. The original concept of secularism was imported from Europe. In European context it had relevance, what with Church completely controlling the state machinery during the dark ages of Europe. Indian experience was completely different. Manu, against whom Indian communists lead massive propaganda warfare, had mandated that the Brahmans must live at subsistence level, not hanker after worldly pleasures, and strictly fulfil their responsibilities, which were to contribute to spiritual and intellectual uplifting of the nation. Even during Mahabharat, when a Brahman – Drona – assumed a mercenary role during the later part of his life, valuing gold from Duryodhana over Dharma, Kshatriya warriors eliminated him. Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s spiritual master Swami Ramdas extracted no worldly compensation from him. Guru Govind Singh ji focused on building the institution, via the Khalsa principles, so that after him, no spiritual leader of the Sikhs can degenerate into mercenary level and interfere in the governance. Nationalist Sikhs are to this day bound by the Khalsa principles, and have no need for an eleventh Guru. However, when godless secularism was promoted, the converts forgot the roots of Indian nationalism. As a result, the Union Government that ruled, nay, misruled, from 2004 to 2014 was the most corrupt government Independent India has seen.

Bengali nationalism as manifestation of Indian nationalism

The same trend can be seen vis-à-vis nationalism in Bengal.

Authoritative text

Rishi Bankimchandra’s “Anondo Motth” can be considered the authoritative text of Bengali nationalism. This seminal work was inspired by Srimad Bhagvad Gita, like most other nationalist Indian literature. In “Anondo Motth”, we see our motherland being venerated as Indians have done since millennia, the sacred mother. Nationalism was clearly defined, which was to fight the Islamic Jihad and British imperialism.

Positive evidence

When the key concepts of Bengali spiritual nationalism were upheld, Bengalis shook up the brutal forces. Sannyasi rebels fought against Islamic Jihadi forces and British tooth and nail. Santhals sacrificed all they had for their motherland. Barely a young man, Kshudiram Bose went to gallows with a smile on his face. Binoy, Badal and Dinesh attacked the seat of British power. “Master da” Surya Sen led his band of brave nationalists and fought against the British, among the fighters were Pritilata Waddedar and Kalpana Datta, supposedly “Weak Indian Women who required reservation”. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose led an Indian National Army of sixty thousands Indian soldiers, who managed to advance till Kohima, and took the sleep away from British. Retired Major General Gagan Deep Bakshi has consistently demonstrated in his books and articles how British left India not because of supposed non-violent movement, but because they were shaken by INA, they felt their most important arm for ruling India is, that is Indian army, is now slipping away from their grip. Interestingly, primary sources of Major General Gagan Deep Bakshi are all utterances and correspondence of high ranking contemporary British political heavyweights.

Negative evidence

When the root of Bengali nationalism was violated, Bengali nationalism lost steam. Examples are far too many, and far too depressing. This writer will cite only a few.

Losing the root

First was the mass scale conversion of Hindu population in favour of Buddhism, during the early first millennium of Christian calendar. While we Bengali people rightly celebrate Atish Dipankar as illustrious son of Bengal, for his intellectual work of spreading Buddhist philosophy in places as far as Tibet, we sometimes underestimate the effect of Buddhism, especially in the Eastern part of Bengal (latert day East Pakistan, which subsequently became Bangladesh in 1971 largely due to Indian Armed forces momentous sacrifice). Buddhism, as spread by the state-sponsored mass proselytizing initiated by Ashoka, held non-violence at a dogmatic level, and swore by it. People, en masse, in places as diverse as Afghanistan, Tibet and East Bengal, gave up arms, took up prayer wheels. Such dogma never helps. In future, Afghanistan, Tibet and East Bengal were all devoured by predatory imperialist forces, such as Islam and Communism. While many regions in India fell before the sword of Islam, periodical regeneration of Hinduism also formed significant resistance against Islam, and the rule by Jihad was also pushed back in many regions of India. Unfortunately, regions almost completely Buddhist had no such regenerative influence, and Afghanistan, Kashmir valley or East Bengal could never push Islam back. En masse conversion of Hindu Bengali people into Buddhism was totally against what Dharma held, non-violence was never to be followed dogmatically in India. Even lord Shri Krishna threatened to kill Bheesma, when Arjuna was prevaricating, torn between his love for grandsire and sense of duty. This author recommends Shri Tathagata Roy’s book “My People, Uprooted: A Saga of the Hindus of Eastern Bengal”, where impact of this unfortunate en masse conversion into Buddhism is described in great details.

Increasing political correctness

As the second example, this writer intends to highlight the increasingly muted or absent criticism of Islam by important Bengali leaders during the early parts of twentieth century. Important Bengali leaders from multiple walks of life contributed to Bengali nationalism. Entire Bengali Hindu population was moved by Shri Rabindranath Thakur’s patriotic songs. However, as far as criticism of Islam is concerned, Rabindranath was not very forthcoming. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose electrified not only Bengali people, but the entire Indian people. However, as far as criticism of Islam’s theological fundamentals are concerned, he was not very vocal. Did Rabindranath Thakur or Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose not know of what Islam represents? Did they not know that Islam mandates Muhammad’s life as a role model for all Muslims worldwide, in spite of Muhammad’s career of mass murder, rape and paedophilia? Did they not know that Islam recognizes no nationalism, rule of Allah all over the world is the supreme and non-negotiable goal of Islam? How was it possible, when Rishi Bankimchandra, Swamy Vivekananda, or novelist Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay knew? There is only one answer. In all likelihood, Rabindranath and Netaji Subhash knew what Islam represented, but they had to find tactical alliance in their fight against British. But this de-facto dilution of dangers represented by Islam had very disastrous impact. Rabindranath or Netaji Subhas were not the only ones who focused less on Islam’s destructive potential. Even the Charan poets of Bengal, who had made yeoman contribution to nationalist struggle, had misunderstood Islam’s destructive potential, to the extent of some of them actually supporting Ottoman Caliphate. Ottoman Caliphate was one of the most repressive and regressive regimes to have ever ruled on the planet earth, and when Khilafat agitation was started in India, Moplahs in Kerala led a pogrom of Hindus, for the sake of reinstatement of Caliphate in Turkey. As we can clearly see from the last 69 years of Independent India’s history, war imposed on India by Islam continues to devour Indian people, in the most brutal manner. Pakistan of present day, or Aurangzeb of 17th Century, are manifestations only. Real enemy is Islam. The more we ignore this, the more unprepared we will remain. Tactical alliance can never be a cause for overlooking Islam’s destructive theological influence. Millions of Bengali Hindus have paid for “Hindu Muslim Bhai Bhai” with the life, home, hearth, temples, and dignity of their women. Leaders of Bengali nationalist movement should not have overlooked Islam’s brutal record, or Islam’s poisoned chalice of an ideology. Their silence was dangerous. The Bengali Hindus had lost from their radar, the dangerous enemy they had to eventually face, in the form of Islam.

Is stagnation of Bengali nationalism an unique event?

Are the Bengali people the only ones in the Indian history to have lost track of their nationalism? No. Even during Mahabharat, even after masterful exposition of Srimad Bhagvad Gita by Shri Krishna, Arjuna kept prevaricating when fighting against Drona. This was when Drona had given up all Brahman-like ideals, had become a mercenary, had hurled powerful divine weapons on common soldiers in complete contravention of the code of war. Even after masterful leadership of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the Marathas did lose way. Even after supreme sacrifice of Guruji Teg Bahadur, and supremely inspired leadership of Guruji Govind Singh ji, the Sikhs did lose way. Unfortunately, in the history of an ancient nation like that of ours, Bengalis will not be the last community to have lost their way to their nationalism. Institution building is thus supremely important. An “United Spectrum of Hindu Vote”, as coined by Dr. Praveen Patil (of 5forty3 ) can only be built on strong institutional foundation, and can’t depend on occasional brilliant leaders.

Can Bengali nationalism turn the corner?

Will Bengali nationalism be never recovered? No, that’s incorrect. Cause for optimism is already seen. This writer will cite two examples. In February 2017, one 100,000 people assembled in Kolkata, from all parts of West Bengal, to commemorate annual foundation day of Hindu Samhati, an organization that works for Hindu unity. Many of the participant were attacked by the Jihadis on their way to Kolkata, but they did not back down. Ground level reports suggest that Mamata Bannerjee is already worried about this new found Hindu assertiveness. Articles written by Shri Rantideb Sengupta or Shri Mohit Ray, in the periodical journal “Deshbhokter Chithi” (“Letter from Patriot”) clearly demonstrate that Bengali Hindus are rising from their stupor. Hindus all over India have started to claim their civilization back. Bengali Hindus will not lag behind.