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Tuesday, August 23, 2011




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Perhaps Thomas Carlyle had SEDITIOUS ANARCHISTS like Arundhati Roy in view when he wrote as follows in 1841 in his famous book ‘On Heroes, Hero-Worship and the Heroic in History’: ““It is not honest inquiry that makes an Anarchist, but it is his crime, error, insincerity, half-belief and untruth that makes him”.

The famous Separatist Anarchist Arundhati Roy has attacked Anna Hazare in an article titled “I'd rather not be Anna” in The Hindu dated August 21st 2011. I am presenting below the facsimile of this article in The Hindu of August 21, 2011

August 21, 2011
I'd rather not be Anna
Arundhati Roy

While his means maybe Gandhian, his demands are certainly not.
If what we're watching on TV is indeed a revolution, then it has to be one of the more embarrassing and unintelligible ones of recent times. For now, whatever questions you may have about the Jan Lokpal Bill, here are the answers you're likely to get: tick the box — (a) Vande Mataram (b) Bharat Mata ki Jai (c) India is Anna, Anna is India (d) Jai Hind.

For completely different reasons, and in completely different ways, you could say that the Maoists and the Jan Lokpal Bill have one thing in common — they both seek the overthrow of the Indian State. One working from the bottom up, by means of an armed struggle, waged by a largely adivasi army, made up of the poorest of the poor. The other, from the top down, by means of a bloodless Gandhian coup, led by a freshly minted saint, and an army of largely urban, and certainly better off people. (In this one, the Government collaborates by doing everything it possibly can to overthrow itself.)

In April 2011, a few days into Anna Hazare's first “fast unto death,” searching for some way of distracting attention from the massive corruption scams which had battered its credibility, the Government invited Team Anna, the brand name chosen by this “civil society” group, to be part of a joint drafting committee for a new anti-corruption law. A few months down the line it abandoned that effort and tabled its own bill in Parliament, a bill so flawed that it was impossible to take seriously.

Then, on August 16th, the morning of his second “fast unto death,” before he had begun his fast or committed any legal offence, Anna Hazare was arrested and jailed. The struggle for the implementation of the Jan Lokpal Bill now coalesced into a struggle for the right to protest, the struggle for democracy itself. Within hours of this ‘Second Freedom Struggle,' Anna was released. Cannily, he refused to leave prison, but remained in Tihar jail as an honoured guest, where he began a fast, demanding the right to fast in a public place. For three days, while crowds and television vans gathered outside, members of Team Anna whizzed in and out of the high security prison, carrying out his video messages, to be broadcast on national TV on all channels. (Which other person would be granted this luxury?) Meanwhile 250 employees of the Municipal Commission of Delhi, 15 trucks, and six earth movers worked around the clock to ready the slushy Ramlila grounds for the grand weekend spectacle. Now, waited upon hand and foot, watched over by chanting crowds and crane-mounted cameras, attended to by India's most expensive doctors, the third phase of Anna's fast to the death has begun. “From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, India is One,” the TV anchors tell us.

While his means may be Gandhian, Anna Hazare's demands are certainly not. Contrary to Gandhiji's ideas about the decentralisation of power, the Jan Lokpal Bill is a draconian, anti-corruption law, in which a panel of carefully chosen people will administer a giant bureaucracy, with thousands of employees, with the power to police everybody from the Prime Minister, the judiciary, members of Parliament, and all of the bureaucracy, down to the lowest government official. The Lokpal will have the powers of investigation, surveillance, and prosecution. Except for the fact that it won't have its own prisons, it will function as an independent administration, meant to counter the bloated, unaccountable, corrupt one that we already have. Two oligarchies, instead of just one.

Whether it works or not depends on how we view corruption. Is corruption just a matter of legality, of financial irregularity and bribery, or is it the currency of a social transaction in an egregiously unequal society, in which power continues to be concentrated in the hands of a smaller and smaller minority? Imagine, for example, a city of shopping malls, on whose streets hawking has been banned. A hawker pays the local beat cop and the man from the municipality a small bribe to break the law and sell her wares to those who cannot afford the prices in the malls. Is that such a terrible thing? In future will she have to pay the Lokpal representative too? Does the solution to the problems faced by ordinary people lie in addressing the structural inequality, or in creating yet another power structure that people will have to defer to?

Meanwhile the props and the choreography, the aggressive nationalism and flag waving of Anna's Revolution are all borrowed, from the anti-reservation protests, the world-cup victory parade, and the celebration of the nuclear tests. They signal to us that if we do not support The Fast, we are not ‘true Indians.' The 24-hour channels have decided that there is no other news in the country worth reporting.

‘The Fast' of course doesn't mean Irom Sharmila's fast that has lasted for more than ten years (she's being force fed now) against the AFSPA, which allows soldiers in Manipur to kill merely on suspicion. It does not mean the relay hunger fast that is going on right now by ten thousand villagers in Koodankulam protesting against the nuclear power plant. ‘The People' does not mean the Manipuris who support Irom Sharmila's fast. Nor does it mean the thousands who are facing down armed policemen and mining mafias in Jagatsinghpur, or Kalinganagar, or Niyamgiri, or Bastar, or Jaitapur. Nor do we mean the victims of the Bhopal gas leak, or the people displaced by dams in the Narmada Valley. Nor do we mean the farmers in NOIDA, or Pune or Haryana or elsewhere in the country, resisting the takeover of the land.

‘The People' only means the audience that has gathered to watch the spectacle of a 74-year-old man threatening to starve himself to death if his Jan Lokpal Bill is not tabled and passed by Parliament. ‘The People' are the tens of thousands who have been miraculously multiplied into millions by our TV channels, like Christ multiplied the fishes and loaves to feed the hungry. “A billion voices have spoken,” we're told. “India is Anna.”

Who is he really, this new saint, this Voice of the People? Oddly enough we've heard him say nothing about things of urgent concern. Nothing about the farmer's suicides in his neighbourhood, or about Operation Green Hunt further away. Nothing about Singur, Nandigram, Lalgarh, nothing about Posco, about farmer's agitations or the blight of SEZs. He doesn't seem to have a view about the Government's plans to deploy the Indian Army in the forests of Central India.

He does however support Raj Thackeray's Marathi Manoos xenophobia and has praised the ‘development model' of Gujarat's Chief Minister who oversaw the 2002 pogrom against Muslims. (Anna withdrew that statement after a public outcry, but presumably not his admiration.)
Despite the din, sober journalists have gone about doing what journalists do. We now have the back-story about Anna's old relationship with the RSS. We have heard from Mukul Sharma who has studied Anna's village community in Ralegan Siddhi, where there have been no Gram Panchayat or Co-operative society elections in the last 25 years. We know about Anna's attitude to ‘harijans': “It was Mahatma Gandhi's vision that every village should have one chamar, one sunar, one kumhar and so on. They should all do their work according to their role and occupation, and in this way, a village will be self-dependant. This is what we are practicing in Ralegan Siddhi.” Is it surprising that members of Team Anna have also been associated with Youth for Equality, the anti-reservation (pro-“merit”) movement? The campaign is being handled by people who run a clutch of generously funded NGOs whose donors include Coca-Cola and the Lehman Brothers. Kabir, run by Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia, key figures in Team Anna, has received $400,000 from the Ford Foundation in the last three years. Among contributors to the India Against Corruption campaign there are Indian companies and foundations that own aluminum plants, build ports and SEZs, and run Real Estate businesses and are closely connected to politicians who run financial empires that run into thousands of crores of rupees. Some of them are currently being investigated for corruption and other crimes. Why are they all so enthusiastic?

Remember the campaign for the Jan Lokpal Bill gathered steam around the same time as embarrassing revelations by Wikileaks and a series of scams, including the 2G spectrum scam, broke, in which major corporations, senior journalists, and government ministers and politicians from the Congress as well as the BJP seem to have colluded in various ways as hundreds of thousands of crores of rupees were being siphoned off from the public exchequer. For the first time in years, journalist-lobbyists were disgraced and it seemed as if some major Captains of Corporate India could actually end up in prison. Perfect timing for a people's anti-corruption agitation. Or was it?

At a time when the State is withdrawing from its traditional duties and Corporations and NGOs are taking over government functions (water supply, electricity, transport, telecommunication, mining, health, education); at a time when the terrifying power and reach of the corporate owned media is trying to control the public imagination, one would think that these institutions — the corporations, the media, and NGOs — would be included in the jurisdiction of a Lokpal bill. Instead, the proposed bill leaves them out completely.

Now, by shouting louder than everyone else, by pushing a campaign that is hammering away at the theme of evil politicians and government corruption, they have very cleverly let themselves off the hook. Worse, by demonising only the Government they have built themselves a pulpit from which to call for the further withdrawal of the State from the public sphere and for a second round of reforms — more privatisation, more access to public infrastructure and India's natural resources. It may not be long before Corporate Corruption is made legal and renamed a Lobbying Fee.

Will the 830 million people living on Rs.20 a day really benefit from the strengthening of a set of policies that is impoverishing them and driving this country to civil war?

This awful crisis has been forged out of the utter failure of India's representative democracy, in which the legislatures are made up of criminals and millionaire politicians who have ceased to represent its people. In which not a single democratic institution is accessible to ordinary people. Do not be fooled by the flag waving. We're watching India being carved up in war for suzerainty that is as deadly as any battle being waged by the warlords of Afghanistan, only with much, much more at stake.

Strangely enough there seems to be a subterranean ideological bond between the Christian anarchist terrorist Arundhati Roy and Islamic fundamentalist terrorist Syed Ahmed Bukhari, Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid. Arundhati Roy made fun of Anna Hazare’s slogans like Vande Mataram and Bharat Mata ki Jai in nher article in The Hindu on 21st August, 2011. The very next day (22nd August 2011) Syed Ahmed Bukhari has made a call to all the Muslims of India to dissociate themselves from the INDIA AGAINST CORRUPTION MOVEMENT of Anna Hazare on the ground that his war cry slogans like Vande Mataram and Bharat Mata ki Jai are against the injunctions of Islam.

I am presenting below the Times of India Report on the anti-national and anti-social Islamic rantings of Syed Ahmed Bukhari against the Infidel Kafirs (Team Anna Hazare and the Indian masses) of India under the inviolable injunctions of Islam as ordained in the Koran.

 Bukhari calls stir anti-Islam, tells Muslims to stay away
August 22, 2011

NEW DELHI: Syed Ahmed Bukhari, Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid, has called upon Muslims to stay away from the Anna movement saying his war cry - Vande Mataram and Bharat Mata Ki Jai - are against Islam.

"Islam does not condone the worship of the nation or land. It does not even condone worship of the mother who nurtures a child in her womb. How can Muslims then join his stir with a war cry that is against the basic tenets of Islam. I have advised them to stay away," Bukhari told TOI.

Bukhari, who is not perceived to be close to the Congress, may have inadvertently voiced the very concerns that Congress leaders have been expressing off the record about how Anna's stir has isolated Muslims though none of them had ventured to make a public statement on this. The call has also reignited the centuries old debate of Vande Mataram being anti-Muslim.

Even though Team Anna includes lawyers like Prashant and Shanti Bhushan who have taken up cudgels against Narendra Modi for his alleged role in the Gujarat riots, the Shahi Imam, one of the tallest Muslim religious leader, is critical of the movement because he feels that communalism and not corruption is the bane of the country. "If Anna had included communalism in his agenda, I would have been more convinced of his intentions," he said.

While questioning where Anna is getting funds to organize such a massive rally, Bukhari has accused Anna of indulging in politics at the behest of the RSS and the BJP.

Our Constitution recognises the Vande Mataram Song as the National Song of India. By exhorting the Muslims to believe, that the Vande Mataram Song goes against the injunctions of Islam, Syed Ahmed Bukhari, Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid is giving a WAR CRY on religious grounds to all the Muslims not to join the majority non-Muslims of India in the Fight against Himalayan Corruption. This Imam is behaving in the same manner as Mohammed Ali Jinnah or Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy did on the Direct Action Day organised by The Indian Muslim League in Calcutta in August 1946. This known Islamic fundamentalist has no business to question the sources of Funds mobilised by Anna Hazare. The whole of India, nay the whole world knows, that all the anti-national Muslim terrorists of India depend upon ISI of Pakistan and such agencies in Saudi Arabia for all their funding.
The Imam of Jamma Masjid has no Islamic Business to bring in the BJP and the RSS in his virulently communal attack on Anna Hazare.

What unites the Anarchist Christian Terrorist Arundhati Roy with Islamic Fundamentalist terrorist Syed Ahmed Bukhari, Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid in their Abrahamic War against Kafir Anna Hazare’s Movement against Corruption in India? Both Arundhati Roy and Sayed Ahmed Bukhari are sworn inveterate enemies of BHARAT MATA AND VANDE MATARAM SONG.

It is common universal knowledge that Christianity and Islam have been in a state of fratricidal war ever since the last decade of the 11th Century beginning with the FIRST CRUSADE, in every part of the world. Even today the two major religions from the Middle East are in a state of war with each other every where in the world with the sole exception of India. In India these two lethal forces are united in their resolve to destroy Hinduism and Sanatana Dharma with the subterranean tacit political approval of the evangelical, pan-Islamic and pro-Muslim and determinedly anti-Hindu Government of India.

The CRUSADES were a series of religiously sanctioned military campaigns waged by much of Christian Europe, particularly the Franks of France and the Holy Roman Empire. Crusades to restore European Christian control of the Palestine were fought over a period of nearly 200 years, between 1095 and 1291. The Crusades originally had the goal of recapturing Jerusalem and the Palestine from Muslim rule and were launched in response to a call from the Christian Byzantine Empire for help against the expansion of the Muslim Seljuk Turks into Anatolia.

The United States, the United Kingdom and the other NATO countries have attacked Afghanistan and Iraq in Recent years. There is no love lost between Global Christianity and Global Islam in the Middle East.

Only on the soil of India, these two warring Abrahamic religions are colluding, cooperating, conniving, contriving and collaborating against Sanatana Dharma and Hindus with the sole objective of converting all the Hindus to their own brand of monotheistic desert cult religion through organized violence, force, fraud and deception. Arundhati Roy is the self-chosen  representative of proselytizing Christianity. Syed Ahmed Bukhari considers himself a true representative of Fundamentalist Islam radiating from Saudi Arabia to engulf the whole world, by hook or by crook

Arundhati Roy has never hesitated to Champion the Cause of Terrorist Islamic separatists working whole time for making Kashmir a part of Pakistan or an Independent Country. In any other civilized country of the world which believes in its territorial integrity, a person like Arundhati Roy would have been dealt with properly under the Law. Pakistan recognizes her as a genuine reliable friend only because of her known anarchical and anti-Indian views on vital issues affecting the territorial integrity and unity of India. I am not therefore surprised that the AFP Report on Arundhati’s Article in The Hindu has been published in the Dawn Newspaper and their website DAWNCOM WORLD (see below)

 Arundhati Roy blasts India’s anti-corruption ‘saint’

NEW DELHI: Indian Booker prize-winning author Arundhati Roy launched a scathing attack Monday on the “aggressive nationalism” behind the anti-corruption drive led by hunger-striking campaigner Anna Hazare.

In a column entitled “I’d rather not be Anna” published in The Hindu newspaper, the novelist, essayist and rights activist condemned both the style and substance of Hazare’s campaign that has mobilised public opinion in India.

In particular she questioned Hazare’s use of the hunger strike and other tactics and symbols co-opted from his hero — India’s independence icon Mahatma Gandhi.

“While his means may be Gandhian, Anna Hazare’s demands are certainly not,” Roy said.
The focus of Hazare’s protest is a new anti-corruption bill.

The 74-year-old activist says the current draft is too weak and wants parliament to pass his own version which gives more scope and power to an ombudsman who would monitor politicians, bureaucrats and the judiciary.

While agreeing that the government bill was so flawed “that it was impossible to take seriously”, Roy said Gandhi would have been dismayed by Hazare’s vision of an all-powerful, centralised ombudsman.

“It will function as an independent administration, meant to counter the bloated, unaccountable, corrupt one that we already have. Two oligarchies instead of one,” Roy said.

Hazare, who has not eaten for six days and took his fast public on Friday, has drawn huge crowds to the open air venue where he is staging his hunger strike in central Delhi.
The atmosphere is one of celebratory protest, with the crowds singing along to patriotic songs and waving the Indian national flag.

But Roy, a vocal government critic, said she was dismayed by “the props and the choreography, the aggressive nationalism” of the Hazare movement.

“They signal to us that if we do not support the fast, we are not ‘true Indians’,” she said.
“Who is he really, this new saint, this Voice of the People?” she asked, accusing Hazare of remaining silent on other issues like farmers’ suicides in his home state of Maharashtra.

Mohhamad Adeeb, an independent Rajya Sabha MP, has the temerity (because of his known Islamic sympathy for ISI and Pakistan to boot !) to declare: “ We all are for a stronger Lok Pal Bill but it is becoming more clear that the RSS is the stage manager of the whole affair. Anna is just a mask”. If this anti-kafir MP can see nothing but the RSS anywhere and everywhere in India, I too can say that he is a whole-time sympathiser of the ISI and Pakistan. RSS IS AS MUCH PART OF THE SOIL OF INDIA AS DARUL ULLOOM IN DEOBAND. I condemn the Islamic attempt of Mohhamad Adeeb to communalise India Against Corruption Movement of Anna Hazare.

It is indeed reprehensible that Syed Ahmed Bukhari, Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid should have chosen to attack Anna Hazare on communal grounds viewing him as a kafir. By asking the Muslims of India to stay away from the India Against Corruption Movement of Anna Hazare on the ground that his followers are raising the Patriotic Slogans of Vande Mataram and Bharat Mata Ki Jai, this Islamic fundamentalist has clearly given the message that he openly supports the Himalayan Corruption agenda of Sonia Gandhi, Sonia Congress Party and the rabidly corrupt UPA II Government of India in New Delhi.

Syed Ahmed Bukhari has also sown the seeds of complete derangement of communal harmony in India. He can be prosecuted under Section 153A and Section 295A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for deliberately wounding the religious, cultural and spiritual feelings, emotions, sentiments of the majority Hindus of India. I giving below the Full Text  of Sections 153A and 295A of the Indian Penal Code.

Section 153A. Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc., and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony

1[153A. Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc., and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony.—(1) Whoever—

(a) By words, either spoken or written, or by signs or by visible representations or otherwise, promotes or attempts to promote, on grounds of religion, race, place or birth, residence, language, caste or community or any other ground whatsoever, disharmony or feelings of enmity, hatred or ill-will between different religious, racial, language or regional groups or castes or communities, or

(b) Commits any act which is prejudicial to the maintenance of harmony between different religious, racial, language or regional groups or castes or communities, and which disturbs or is likely to disturb the public tranquility, 2[or]

2[(c) Organizes any exercise, movement, drill or other similar activity intending that the participants in such activity shall use or be trained to use criminal force or violence of knowing it to be likely that the participants in such activity will use or be trained to use criminal force or violence, or participates in such activity intending to use or be trained to use criminal force or violence or knowing it to be likely that the participants in such activity will use or be trained to use criminal force or violence, against any religious, racial, language or regional group or caste or community and such activity for any reason whatsoever causes or is likely to cause fear or alarm or a feeling of insecurity amongst members of such religious, racial, language or regional group or caste or community,] Shall be punished with imprisonment which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both.

Indian Penal Code (IPC)

Section 295A. Deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings or any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs

1[295A. Deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings or any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs.— Whoever, with deliberate and malicious intention of outraging the religious feelings of any class of 2[citizens of India], 3[by words, either spoken or written, or by signs or by visible representations or otherwise], insults or attempts to insult the religion or the religious beliefs of that class, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to 4[three years], or with fine, or with both.]

Such a rabid, raucous and rabble rousing Islamic Fundamentalist Terrorist like Syed Ahmed Bukhari has not been arrested by the Delhi Police for promoting ill feelings of enmity between the various religious communities of India. As I mentioned earlier, he is talking like a Pakistani Citizen or a Bangla Deshi Citizen when he attacks the Vande Mataram Song, the Official National Song of India under the Indian Constitution, as a Hindu Communal Song.

According to the Delhi Police (which only means the Sonia Congress UPA II Government of India) Syed Ahmed Bukhari is exempt from the Provisions of the Indian Penal Code like Sections 153A and 295A. Anna Hazare cannot even launch a peaceful and democratic agitation against the gargantuan corruption pervading the Sonia Congress Government of India which affects every citizen of India, whether Hindu or Muslim or Non-Muslims THE DELHI POLICE BEHAVED LIKE PARTISAN GANGSTERS BY GOING TO THE HOUSE OF ANNA HAZARE AND ARRESTING HIM AND HIS TEAM MEMBERS FOR BEING LODGED IN TIHAR JAIL!!

Syed Ahmed Bukhari is granted fundamental Minority Rights by the Union Government to heap Islamic insults on the National Song of India--the Vande Mataram Song of Bankim Chandra Chatterjee. A leading national statesman, 5 times elected member of Parliament, Former Union Commerce and Law Minister of India, visiting Professor in Harvard University and President of a recognised Political Party like Dr.Subramanian Swamy is being hounded by the National Commission for Minorities (NCM), Government of India and The State minorities Commission of Maharashtra, for having written an article on “How to Combat Islamic Terrorism?” in the DNA Newspaper of Mumbai. Dr.Swamy is being denied freedom of thought, speech and expression by the Indian State. At the same time, the Indian State informally recognises the Right of Islamic Terrorists to indulge in wanton and unprovoked attacks on Hindu temples as an overriding Minority Right.

Against this background I would like to pose the following questions to the Indian State:

a) Why does not the National Minorities Commission or the Maharashtra Minorities Commission take suo moto notice of the criminal observations of Syed Ahmed Bukhari against Vande Mataram the Official National Song of India and issue a Notice to him to create a proper climate of trust among the non-Muslim Majorities of India?

b) If the Muslim Minorities of India can get provoked by the article of Dr.Subramanian Swamy, the Non-Muslim Majorities of India who recognise and adore the National Song of Vande Mataram can also get equally provoked by the barbarous observations of Syed Ahmed Bukhari and Arundhati Roy against the National Song of Vande Mataram and the slogan of ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’? The National Minorities Commission and the State Minorities Commission cannot remain neutral between the Fire-Brigade and the Fire.

The supremely corrupt Sonia Gandhi and her aggressively corrupt UPA II Government have provoked the Muslim and Christian Minorities of India to communalise the movement of Anna Hazare against corruption by making personal communal attacks on him. Despite the best attempts OF THE Government of India to mislead the people of India, Anna Hazare’s Movement has marched from strength to strength, involving millions and millions of people in India and abroad in his non-violent STRUGGLE AGAINST CORRUPTION. The Sonia Congress Government has blatantly and brazenly sown the wind of overweening corruption. They are now fully reaping the worldwind of Anna Hazare’s Movement against Corruption.


1 comment:

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