Have Muslims spoken against the Nuclear Deal? A very dark future for India.

Posted on July 19, 2008. Filed under: India, Muslims, Nuclear, Politics |

Shahed Siddiqui, the erstwhile spokesperson of the SP, has left the SP. He is a Rajya Sabha MP, and hence his votes do not count for the trust vote. However what is more significant is his public statement – that his decision to take up a position against the Nuclear Deal comes from pressure by Urdu speaking Muslims that the Nuclear Deal is against India’s interest, therefore against Indian Muslim’s interest, and Indian Muslims are against US domination, and because they think this deal is equivalent to accepting US domination, Indian Muslims are against the deal.

We still have to wait for the coming general elections, which will actually show how Muslims vote. My impression is however that by and large Indian Muslims have accepted the ardent propaganda by a resurgent trend of international Islamic unification and consolidation, originating from and mainly supported by groups essentially based in the Middle East. It is possible that this trend was and is being actively encouraged by autocratic regimes who have always used the most medieval and primitive elements in Islamic faith literature to divert attention away and justify the excesses of their autocracy (consider the use of Wahab and his teachings to consolidate Saudi territorial ambitions and autocracy). From the perspective of the Muslim majority nations around India, India’s large non-Muslim population remains a stumbling block towards a consolidated Muslim block stretching from East Africa to the Phillipines. For the first time, they have a chance of sharing central power by riding with Mayavati and the Left.

I consider it as most unfortunate – as it will only confirm and strengthen the polarization in Indian society. From now on, the non-revealed religions of India will converge and consolidate. In the process they may actually accentuate those features of their society that in the past alienated marginal groups. However, they will perceive this as the ultimate proof that Muslims identify more with their religion than the country, and therefore will always remain a force that serves international Muslim ambitions. From now on, Indian society will increasingly become bipolar, and both the movement represented by Mayavati as well as the Left will ultimately be absorbed into a front that consciously or subconsciously serves Imperialist interests of countries that are in competition with the West over the control of India. This will push the other block increasingly towards the West.

India is in for a rough, a very rough ride indeed.

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2 Responses to “Have Muslims spoken against the Nuclear Deal? A very dark future for India.”

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TwoCircles.net has covered this issue extensively, there is no evidence that Indian Muslims wholeheartedly oppose the nuke deal. Like other Indians, they are divided on this issue but not because they are Muslims.

http://www.twocircles.net/2008jul19/muslim_intellectuals_divided_n_deal_much_ordinary_muslims.html

http://www.twocircles.net/2008jul17/n_deal_india_s_interests_nothing_do_muslims_dr_saleem_kidwai.html

http://www.twocircles.net/2008jul05/muslim_religious_leaders_divided_n_deal_united_against_its_communalization.html

http://www.twocircles.net/2008jul03/nuke_deal_what_does_indian_muslims_say_deal_or_no_deal.html

These Muslim leaders are once again selling the community for their own political interests. India should not pay attention to them and their statements and listen to Muslims directly.

Dear Kashif,
Once again it is a section of religious leaders or intellectuals who express doubt, or appear to be divided. We cannot be entirely sure that they are also truly representative of their community at large, or that their words have a major influence on their community. I personally feel that each and every Indian community should realize what the essential objectives for an Indian should be, irrespective of what the political elite are saying. It is important that basic modern human rights should be available to all citizens, like compulsory common modern education, a basic social security net to cover eveyone, and perhaps a convergence of opinions to have a common minimum set of rights and duties as reflected in legislation, and most importantly an inclusive developmental agenda that also encompasses social reform. And if any religion or creed comes into conflict with this modernization agenda, then that religion or creed has to give way or be rejected. The majority of Indian Muslims are genetically related to Non-Muslim Indians, and we should realize that both sides share common ancestors. It is this aspect of deep common heritage as people of India which should be emphasized over and above religion.


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