There is a reason I went into such detail in my earlier post tracing the soft Jihad in Assam to its roots. Apart from showing that it is rooted in Islamic scripture, it was also a foundation of sorts to show how, historically, the world over, this scripture has killed and displaced entire geographies, a process that continues till date and what will happen if it is allowed a free run. What happens in the long run is this: it breeds Dhimmitude, and once that stage is reached, this Dhimmitude feeds on itself.
And so, even as we speak, here’s what the heartless, Islamism-appeasing, Dhimmi government led by the Congress party said today:
Amid continuing violence in Assam, the Centre has told the Supreme Court that it would not be possible to delete names of 40 lakh doubtful voters from the state on the basis of their religious or linguistic profile as it would be unconstitutional.
Not too different from what the politicians in Eurabia or the Islamist universities in the US say. This, when they witness first-hand the fact of neighbourhoods changing their once-middle class character to that of an all-out Muslim ghetto with all the attendant attributes of violence, crime, squalor and the rest. Denial. If it’s not out of sheer fear, then motivated by greed and fancy theories about inter-religious peace and the spin about the Religion of Peace itself. Any which way, these appeasers of violence are united by their whitewash of Islam-inspired violence or even the mere threat of it.
And so it is with Assam. Actually, let me correct that. The Indian state from the time of Nehru has actively encouraged the spread of the Religion of Peace in all spheres of public life. Muhammad Ghaznavid demolished Somanath? Why did the Hindus show off their wealth, which they accumulated as offerings to idols? Hindus taking out festival processions are attacked? Who asked them to piss off the Religion of Peace adherents whose religion abhors this kind of thing? Illegal encroachers belonging to the Religion of Peace penetrate Indian borders in large numbers? They’re more than welcome! Their country treats them badly. And moreover, India has always had a hoary history of welcoming people of all faiths….you know how the justification goes. You do you’re dead. You don’t you’re really dead.
Back to Assam.
The inevitable emergence of Bangladesh-which we postulated- presented India with fierce long-term problems. For Bangladesh was in effect East Bengal, separated only by religion FROM INDIA’S MOST FRACTIOUS AND MOST SEPARATIST STATE, WEST BENGAL. They share language, tradition, culture, and above all, A VOLATILE NATIONAL CHARACTER. Whether it turned nationalist or radical, Bangladesh would over time accentuate India’s centrifugal tendencies. It might set a precedent for the creation of other Moslem States, carved this time out of India. Once it was independent, its Moslem heritage might eventually lead to rapprochement with Pakistan.
Henry Kissinger was a war criminal but a perceptive and far-sighted war criminal. These lines occur in his White House Years memoir. He wrote this more than 30 years ago, and as we note today, it is prophetic. The West Bengal-Bangladesh border is almost entirely Islamic in character today. What began as small settlements of a few Muslim families over time has metamorphosed into a mini Dar-ul-Islam today. Attacks of all kinds on Hindus by Muslims are routine. The police takes no action. The administration takes no notice. And the West Bengal government actively suppresses such news. And as we see, Bangladesh has suddenly found a new friend who shares its Jihadi zeal against India.
But Assam is an even gorier story. Encouraged by their successes in Bengal, Bangladeshi Muslims migrated almost en masse—their numbers growing by the years—into Assam. The results are predictable, and as I noted in my previous piece, these results were waiting to happen. The whole dirty detail is recorded in meticulous detail—with dates, tables, and numbers, all assembled from primary sources like the Union Home Ministry’s reports—in Arun Shourie’s A Secular Agenda, published in 1989, in a chapter aptly titled A Country or a Wastepaper Basket? For a shorter version, this is a good source.
India is indeed a wastepaper basket. And we do have laws, including immigration laws. Tough laws. Except that the lawmakers actively collude, if not directly preside in breaking them. The story of creating overnight vote banks by “legalizing” illegal Bangladeshi immigrants is too well-known to waste more words here. The bottom-line only needs to be said: this wastepaper basket-nation is now overflowing with at least FOUR crores of illegal Bangladeshi immigrants, and it is well-nigh impossible to flesh out and deport even 30% of them even if a separate ministry is created for the purpose. Forget our media. Even formerly-sensible folks prescribe solutions derived out of out-of-the-tank thinking: work permits. What these out-of-the-tank-thinkers forget is that a few lakhs of such illegal immigrants have already been provided more than just work permits—they have been made Indian citizens by politicians who broke laws.
But why are we so seemingly lax about our national security? Not seemingly. We are lax. Let’s re-welcome the Chinese avatar of chacha Nehru. This white-dress wearing apostle of world peace thought that Indian national security had to play second fiddle to China’s oh-so-sensitive sensibilities. This is the only way to characterize his blind-eye to repeated and severe warnings regarding Chinese designs over Indian territory. His daughter was a million times better in this respect but she, short-sighted as she was, and power-drunk as she got, erred when she created Bangladesh and thought the problem was over. In any case, after her death, with the exception of P V Narasimha Rao and Vajpayee, we’ve never really been serious about guarding our borders. Illegal immigration therefore, is an inconsequential issue not to mention the mother-selling MLAs of the Congress party who “legalized” the illegal Bangladeshi immigrants for obvious reasons. This, even when they knew that the Bangladesh government had an official policy that encouraged such immigration to India.
Now what is the record of Bangladesh’s treatment of illegal immigrants? In the 1990s when Myanmar was under military rule, about 250000 Rohingya Muslims fled to neighbouring Bangladesh only to be turned away. Those who stubbornly refused to do that were summarily shot and/or imprisoned. Even in the recent clashes between Rohingya Muslims and Burmese Buddhists, about 1500 Rohingyas who fled to Bangladesh were turned back. But what does India do? It not only legitimizes lakhs of illegal Bangladeshi Muslims, it also has set a new record by providing “shelter” in Hyderabad to 300 illegal Rohingyas.
What’s also interesting to note is how the Islamic Ummah shouts itself hoarse whenever fellow Muslims anywhere in the world are attacked and/or are killed. Everybody from Muslim nations to the Taliban expressed sympathy, support, and anger for what was happening to Rohingya Muslims in Burma. But what is the extent of their support? We’ve already seen a ready sample: how Bangladesh has turned back Rohingya Muslims.
Which brings us to a related point. What is the record of all-Muslim nations or Muslim-majority nations in dealing with illegal Bangladeshi immigrants? Sometime in 1995-1996, the Malaysian government realized that their nation had some 100000 illegal Bangladeshi Muslim migrant workers. In February 1997, it expelled all of them. Malaysia is a country, which has increasingly become Islamized, a phenomenon which V S Naipaul has insightfully, painstakingly traced in his books describing his journeys into Islamic lands. What’s even more telling is the fact that the Malaysian government entered into a treaty with Bangladesh to accept 50,000 skilled workers into the country annually. However, when large numbers of Bangladeshis entered Malaysia illegally using this treaty as an excuse, Malaysia unilaterally cancelled this treaty. Interestingly, around the same timeframe, Saudi Arabia and Qatar expelled 50,000 illegal Bangladeshis. Both Saudi Arabia and Qatar are Muslim Absolute Monarchies. Did they spare a moment’s thought before expelling their Muslim brothers and sisters from Bangladesh?
Unlike India. Because India is a wastepaper basket. No filth is too filthy for it.
And therefore, Assam happens. Learn to live with it because you can’t deal with it.