Indian poll 2014: Options before Muslims
-DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL
As Indian leaders have made politics a roaring business to mint huge
resources for private use, Indian political class consider and treat
the Muslims as cheap and deceivable vote bank commodity.
As mere vote bank stuff, Muslims do exactly what is expected of them
to do. They don’t even bother about the fate of Islamic Babri Mosque
because their brains have been fully washed by India’s fanatic media
All these years since the independence of India which in fact was
meant to use the common people only to promote the interests of the
rich and corporate class, Muslims have been existing as a pathetic nation
in a Hindu dominated Hindu nation, insulted, injured and, with the
advent of Sept- 11 hoax inspired terrorism era. They keep voting for
the Indian Congress party in order to deny the openly anti-Muslim
parties like RSS-BJP to come to power.
In voting for the Congress party, Muslims hoped and expected the
Indian Congress party to protect them from Hindutva and anti-Muslim
criminals. Not only the Congress party used the Hindutva fascist
forces ( foxes and vultures) to destroy Babri Mosque but also keep
the Muslims terrorized in a sustained manner.
That the Congress party has done very little (if not nothing) to help the Muslim minority in a way that would suit India’s status of being a secular
People from all walks of life, disillusioned with the corrupt
political parties that have deformed nation’s image abroad and
generated a rotten system that is irresponsible and insensitive to the
needs of common masses, now consider the new party a boon to nation,
Aam Aadmi party has created history in India only to help the common
masses, save the nation from international embarrassments.
As a positive sign, more and more people, scholars and leaders join
the Aam Aadmi party to work as ordinary members under an ordinary
leader Aravind Kejriwal.
Today, after the historic victory in Delhi, the Common-man’s (Aam
Aadmi) Party is being looked upon by people as well as leaders plus
their parties as a timely boon to India. The new party has emerged out
of struggle of common people to make India a strong corruption free
nation – perhaps the first-ever nation then to have achieved that feat
in the history of human kind.
With the arrival of Common-man’s (Aam Aadmi) Party and its spectacular
victory in Delhi assembly elections, making an incredible impact on
national polity, the leading political parties at national and
regional levels feel no safe now.
After coming out of the Anna fold, Kejriwal has portrayed himself as
the champion of Aam Aadmi. His crusade has been directed mainly
against corruption in the government and to some extent poverty.
Media, as their key policy, have always stood behind Hindus and
regime in promoting Hindu Interests exclusively and shielding all
anti-Muslim crimes in all domains and in all respects.
Now, after watching the AAP activities and convinced of their
sincerity and integrity, Muslims also pour into the party stream.
This fear of the known has sparked off copycat policies and decisions,
ranging from cutting perks to offering subsidies, while AAP’s
membership numbers swell at an unprecedented rate-from a few hundred
to tens of thousands in cities from Chandigarh to Chennai and Mumbai
Of course, it is not just the membership but their commitment is essential.
By playing a secret anti-Muslim game with the state promoted Hindutva
criminal forces at national level, Congress party has been chief
beneficiary of this nonsensical anti-Islamic trend since independence
in 1947 harming genuine Muslim interests and threatening their
existence in this so-called secular democracy, while most parties used
the Muslims against their will and conscience to vote for them, even
as Hindutva outfits, shielded by the judiciary and state, target
Muslims to expand their Hindu vote bank across the nation.
Aam Aadmi party has taken all these experienced corrupt parties by
surprise. Muslims would see the party as a very strong counter-force
against all exploitative political outfits in the country, so far
enjoying the misfortunes of minority Muslims, to win their confidence.
Muslims in India, like all other sections of bribery India see and
feel that they have got before them a dependable, credible alternative
in Aam Aadmi Party.
Traditional fear complex from which the Muslims in India have been
suffering owing to the promotion and propagation of Hindutva ideology
by the right wing Hindutva political outfits is being exploited by
every party to coerce the Muslims to vote for them.
Insulted and injured
Obviously, Muslims in India remain the most insulted and injured as their leaders playing second fiddle to corrupt political parties, also betray them.
Most Muslims would now think they can trust the new party and see how
it performs as central government if and when it wins the
Parliamentary poll scheduled in months from now.
As Common-man’s (Aam Aadmi) Party’s national profile is being
exceedingly stabilized, Muslims think they have a chance to live in
the country as secured human with dignity without being insulted and
attacked by communal majority.
Today the priorities of Muslims as minority religious people to
safeguard their human dignity are manifold.
1. Indian government should fulfill its promise given to the nation
and world that Babri Mosque be rebuilt at the very site it where stood
for centuries of Islamic civilization; The Mosque was brutally
destroyed and arrogantly uglyfied in 1992 by the Hindu fascist
crowds like wild beasts and mad people.
Babri Mosque belongs to Islamic cultural treasure. To its ghastly
demolition, unfortunately, every section of anti-Islamic system has
contributed: the regime, police, military, media, and also judiciary
which deliberately delays judgment according to the Hindutva forces
All political parties are party o to the beastly operations against the Babri Mosque in 1992. Indian intelligence and the fanatic media played a atrocious role against Islam and Muslims by promoting the Hindutva rogues seeking to dismantle the Mosque.
TV channels seeking to project the Hindutva prowess in secular India, began openly terrorizing Muslims and targeting Babri Mosque significantly wit their telecast of Ramayana and Mahabharata in order to prepare Hindus for the eventual destruction of Babri mosque as per the Indian state’s hidden agenda and majority plan. It was the suggestion of the judiciary to first destroy the Babri Mosque to make the case stronger for Hindus.
The criminalized BJP-RSS accomplished the monkey job, promptly aided by the media, regime, police and military on 06th December 1992 – one of the most significant Black Day of India.
Now, Muslims have been made the villains, making them vulnerable to exist in a Hindu nation, in spite of Indian constitutional guarantees as well as state pledge for protection of Muslims and their belongings. So they have to vote for the Congress party if they want to exit even without dignity. That is
current status of Indian Muslims.
While the Congress and BJP play joint politics over the issue of reconstruction of Babri Mosque pulled down by jungle criminals, other parties, including the leftists do not care for the Muslim interests- they all want wealth and power for increasing the wealth.
2. Indian government must undertake measure to uphold the human
dignity of Indian Muslims, now living like beggars and salves, fully
3. Most of Indian Muslims, youth in particular, denied job
opportunities in their mother India, live in Middles, working there
and regularly send the money to Indian to make considerable
improvident of Indian economy. Muslims who contribute tremendously to the roaring Indian economic growth last two decades also need some respect as
humans, need some human prestige that only rich now enjoy in India.
4. Muslims require state guarantee routed through the judiciary,
besides from the Constitution, about their protection from the
enemies of Islam, anti-Muslim forces who focus on them, attacking them
for steadying up their vote Hindu votes.
5. Muslims be given quota in private job market and that be
implemented by the state.
6. Politicians are businessmen who want to use politics to make or
increase wealth. They have their own agenda and priorities and the
plight of Muslims does not bother them. They can even threaten Muslims
with more attacks. They can misuse police, military and judiciary
7. If Muslims once again commit the usual mistake of voting for
Congress party and its allies like SP etc, that would be their fatal
crime, self sacrifice. For that mistake they will have suffer for 5
more years, may be brutally.
Now that both the Congress party and BJP have failed to protect the
genuine interests of Muslims, the Muslims should leave the funny
leadership and look elsewhere for support and they should choose their
party very carefully. The regional parties in India behave just like
their national profit partners, fooling and cheating the hapless
Muslims after getting their votes.
Muslims should think only in terms of their interests under any
regime. If the party or the coalitions they choose come to power they can
expect help only if these parties sincere enough and have shown some
concern for Muslims in action.
It is better for Muslims if they choose party that can be trusted for
helping and p protecting their genuine interest. Muslims could
choose a party that can genuinely stand by them. Congress is not a
friend of Muslims, while in deceiving Muslims and deserting them
after the poll to the mercy of Hindutva communal forces, Congress is
as bad as BJP which pursing an open anti-Muslim agenda. Like in
destruction of Babri Mosque, etc, Congress party is using BJP to
threaten Muslims so that
Muslims now should have choice in Aam Admi party which has emerged to
save the nation from corrupt and communal elements.
All Muslims leaders in Congress and other major parties are selfish
and frauds. Congress party as vote bank agents to win elections and
get some post bone benefits; this drama has been continuing for years
now and Muslims and their Babri Mosque are in conditions of
AAP stands for common people belonging to all religions, including
Muslims and the new party has clear ideas about the fate of Indian
Muslims and how to help h them improve their quality of life .
It is unfortunate that Muslims in Delhi polls voted by and large for
the Congress party, resulting in the deficit of seats for Aam Admi
Party to stay in power for a full term. But AAP had fielded Muslim
candidates even in non-Muslim constituencies like RK Puram when other
major parties had not fielded Muslim candidates in Hindu majority
constituencies. That is the philosophy of this new AAP party with full
It is natural that voted for Congress, the lesser evil, because they
were not sure of the new AAP fighting corruption. Now Muslims have
fair idea about what this new party stands for.
Muslims would vote for Congress party while BJP gets its share of
Hindu votes. Congress knows Muslims have no credible options to
The Common-man’s (Aam Aadmi) is now a national phenomenon, capturing
global imagination to influence the global polity.
AAP is the only party that has taken immediate action removing leaders form the posts in UP because they, against the party policy, demanded money for party tickets for parliament.
Anti-corruption is the major issue of the party.
The AAP party ideology has been the talk of global politicians as
well, and quite likely other countries would also imbibe the AAP ideas
to care for common people.
The rise of the AAP is a first ever triumph for common people, truth,
simplicity, secularism and hard work.
There are common issues for all Indians, and Kejriwal and his AAP are
trying to bring the whole nation together.
Existing under the shadow of Congress party in order to “save”
themselves from the onslaught of BJP led Hindutva criminal forces,
Muslims were reluctant to join the Anna Hazare movement because of its
closeness to Saffron parties.
Most Muslims in the Delhi might have voted, as usual, for Congress
party in order to deny the Hindutva forces the winning chances, yet
BJP got maximum seats. But in the post-poll scenario, many Muslims
in Delhi are very happy with the arrival of Arvind Kejriwal and his
Aam Aadmi Party on the political scene. Aam Admi party was disappointed that
there is no Muslim in Kejriwal’s six member cabinet as not even one Muslim was elected as AAP candidate.
Muslims themselves are to be blamed for this. Prior to and during the
Delhi elections, AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal left no stone unturned to
court Muslims and their leaders. But neither Muslim groups, look to
Congress to defeat BJP, supported him the way other segments of the
population did. Only individual Muslims voted for the AAP.
AAP is expected to contest over 300 parliament (Lok Sabha) seats across 20 states, including all 80 in Uttar Pradesh, all 26 in Gujarat state (where
Mahatma Gandhi was also born) where now BJP Hindutva prime ministerial
candidate Narendra Modi with Muslim blood in his palms Approximately
200 of the 543 Lok Sabha seats are considered urban. Of the 725
million total electorate (2014), nearly 150 million are first-time
voters, which is statistically Kejriwal’s strongest vote bank.
The AAP is yet to clarify its position on issues like secularism,
reservation and communal riots. It is not quite clear yet whether the
AAP’s rise will hit the ultra Hindutva Bharatiya Janata Party or the
anti-Babri Mosque Congress party more. But AAP is likely to make an
ever lasting impression n international scene as the most popular
party of India.
AAP, unlike other routine political outfits using the parliament and
assemblies to promote the interest of the multinationals and rich,
does not look like being focused on mere votes but common people,
their place in the country. A political organization like the AAP can
be trusted to bring the people of all faiths together and work for
making people accept one another as fellow human beings, and not on
caste or religion basis.
If AAP as the most secular party of India rules India, Muslims can be
fully safe without the fear of national enemies that target their
lives and properties, including mosques. There is no doubt that but
for the AAP and Kejriwal’s sincerity, charisma, a Muslim Ms. Shazia
Ilmi couldn’t have got 27,691 votes from R.K. Puram where there are
hardly any Muslim voters. She lost by just 300 votes. Ishrat Ali
Ansari of the AAP got more than 15,000 votes from Krishna Nagar from
where Harsh Vardhan, BJP’s chief ministerial candidate, contested. In
this constituency too there are hardly any Muslim voters.
AAP has the courage to field Muslim candidates even in constituencies
where there are hardly any Muslims. That is indeed the fundamental
difference between AAP and other political parties in India.
The media and his critics criticized Kejriwal for seeking Muslim
support. He however defended his stand and sought to justify seeking
support of the Muslim clerics and other Muslims. AAP wants to serve
Hence the AAP approach and positive response by Delhi voters
positive response by is genuinely historic.
The name AAP should also be given in regional languages, especially in
the southern parts of India, to make common people feel at home with
the name of the party.
Aam Aadmi Party stands for equality for all, irrespective of religion and castes, and they expect every thinking person to support the anti-corruption andante-communal polices of AAP leadership.
Muslims now should have choice in Aam Admi party which has emerged to
save the nation from corrupt and communal elements.
Muslims have voted many times to face the same fate for years at the
fanatic hands of Hindutva forces and their mentors like Congress
party. They have to now realize that their votes for Congress party
are taken not as a plea for help in protecting their interests but as
a way to express their fear against communal fascist elements in
Indian Muslims, except the rich guys, are at perpetual a crossroads,
not knowing how to make the rulers realize the need to consider their
Congress used its route channels to push Muslims to vote for it by
using BJP as the biggest monster. Days before the election, Kejriwal
met the amir of a top Muslim group in Delhi. Kejriwal announced later
that the Muslim organization was ready to back the AAP. But amazingly,
the same day this group announced its support for two Congress
candidates. Almost every other Muslim group did the same.
There is no doubt that Muslims are feeling being left out due to their
leadership’s lack of ability to see what was destined to come. Even
now there are many so-called Muslim intellectuals supporting Congress
party who continue to “doubt” the AAP.
Muslims are very much impressed by the Aam Aadmi party’s robust
performance of Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi assembly polls without using
any communal card – for the first time in Indian politics. Clearly,
every party, claiming to be secular in outook, has used the communal
card to manipulate poll and win elections.
Now there are Muslims who have been calling on the community and its
leaders to support the AAP before it is too late. Kejriwal has been
trying his best to open communication with Muslims. At a meeting in
Mumbai, representatives of some Muslim groups bombarded Kejriwal with
a host of questions. Kejriwal spoke in his usual frank and free
manner. Except for those more concerned with a Congress backlash,
others welcomed Kejriwal, single-minded activist who wants to cleanse
governance of this country.
Since AAP stand for ordinary people, ordinary Muslims have the same
issues and problems confronting them in their daily lives like
ordinary Hindus, Sikhs and Christians, others. Poverty, illiteracy,
corruption and lack of employment avenues are common concerns. The AAP
promises to work on all issues confronting common people of India.
Most likely, the choice of Delhiites would also be a choice of people
at national level as well.
It looks certain majority of Muslims in India would give AAP a fair
chance to help them; Muslims would prefer Aam Aadmi Party in parliamentary poll and will vote with a clear conscience. They need not worry about the future if the BJP comes to power (They already ruled a few times and have not killed all Muslims but Muslims in fact feared while the Congress ignited that fear..) or Congress party to protect the mandir structure they helped to come up on the Babri Mosque site.
Undoubtedly the AAP youth would protect and defend them if Congress
openly joins the BJP bandwagon to target Muslims.
If Muslims still would vote for Congress party and its allies,
Congress party would continue to ignore their concerns and if they do
not vote for both Congress and BJP and their allies, these major
parties would ponder over the causes for Muslim aversion That would
help Muslim in future.
Muslims have right to exist with equal dignity at par with majority people.
Above all, there is a power above all of us and we must trust that!
د. عبد راف
Unfortunately, today there is not even one Muslim nation practicing truly Islamic faith and life.
–BY DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL has been an Educationist, Columnist-Commentator on world affairs Expert on Mideast Affairs, Former university Teacher; Editor:INTERNATIONAL OPINION; FOREIGN POLICY ISSUES; Author of books;
Dr. Abdul Ruff has published his views globally in hundreds of printed as well as online newspapers.