Sowing the wind, and reaping the whirlwind

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By Justice Markandey Katju

Sowing the wind, and reaping the whirlwind
Justice Katju's article

Pakistanis, your misguided and stupid forefathers, led by that British agent Jinnah sowed the seeds of Partition in 1947 (which was really a British swindle), on the basis of the bogus two-nation theory, and now you are reaping the whirlwind.

Just consider your plight. You are living under a fascist tyranny, against which if you openly protest you are likely to be arrested, beaten, thrown into jail in subhuman conditions, like the 10,000 people locked up on the pretext of being behind the 9th May incident (which many say was stage managed), or simply 'disappeared'. Your judiciary has been made impotent, and your media largely muzzled. Your economy has been devastated by corrupt leaders and corrupt army, prices of food, fuel, etc have skyrocketed making it difficult for people to make two ends meet, and many of your people are suffering from massive poverty, hunger, and unemployment. Is this the Islamic state you wanted?

The real Islam of the Indian sub-continent is Sufi Islam, and not Wahabi or Salafi Islam. The Sufis taught compassion, tolerance and universal brotherhood (including brotherhood with non-Muslims), not the bigotry of the Wahabis and Salafis.

In a country like India with such tremendous diversity, only Sufi Islam is acceptable here, and Wahabism or Salafism has no place.

But once you create a theocratic state like Pakistan, Wahabism and Salafism were bound to grow and spread bigotry and terror. Extermist organisations like Tehreek-e-Labbaik, Lashkar-e-Toiba, Tehreek-Taliban, Hizbul Mujahideen, etc flourish in Pakistan.

The only remedy is reunification of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh under a secular government, led by patriotic, modern-minded leaders who do not tolerate religious bigotry and extremism, and crush it with an iron hand, and are determined to transform our subcontinent into a prosperous, highly industrialised, highly modernised, giant, like another China.

I clarify that I am not in Favour of the RSS concept of Akhand Bharat, which is of a reunited India under Hindu domination but want a reunited India in which no community dominates another.

When I first proposed the idea of reunification one Pakistani messaged me

”May be it was worth giving a thought a decade ago but now it’s more than obvious that Jinnah’s ideas were prophetical. Don’t you see what BJP is doing? They are reinventing history, with Muslim persecution, Babri Masjid replaced by Ram Mandir, lynching of Muslims and cow vigilante on the loose”, and he referred to the atrocities being committed on Muslims after the BJP came to power.

This was my response:

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I appeal to all Pakistanis and Bangladeshis to join IRA (Indian Reunification Association), an organisation we have formed (the leaders' email id is given in this article).

Our aim is to create a modern, secular, highly industrialised, reunited India in which all our people can enjoy a high standard of living, and lead decent lives.

We advocate peaceful, not military reunification. Presently we are only spreading the idea of reunification, and explain why it is necessary. Later, when the idea becomes widespread, as it is bound to be, as it is based on truth, people will think out ways and means to implement the idea

(Justice Katju is a retired judge of the Supreme Court of India. These are his personal views.)

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