‘Hypocrite Personality’ of Indian P.M. Modi
The leader of the Indian ruling party BJP and Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi has crossed the limits in implementing the internal and external policies of his country in accordance with the agenda of fundamentalist outfits which follow the ideology of Hindutva (Hindu nationalism). In this regard, background of the Indian Prime Minister Modi which shows his ‘hypocrite personality’, needs attention.
It is mentionable that on the basis of anti-Muslim and anti-Pakistan slogans, BJP got a land sliding victory in the Indian elections 2014, and enabled Modi to become Indian prime minister. Hence, he is giving impetus to Hindu chauvinism against Pakistan, as under his directions, New Delhi accelerated unprovoked firing at the Line of Control in Kashmir and Working Boundary across Pak-Indian border, even without bothering for nuclear war.
While, Indian Defence Minister, Manohar Parrikar, using the Hindi phrase “kante se kanta nikalna’ (removing a thorn with a thorn) assertively said on May 23, 2015, “We have to neutralize terrorists through terrorists only…there are certain things that I obviously cannot discuss.”
In this respect, while addressing a ceremony during his Bangladesh tour, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi openly stated on June 7, 2015 that Indian forces helped Mukti Bahini to turn East Pakistan into Bangladesh. He elaborated that former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had played an active role in separating Bangladesh from Pakistan, and he had also come to Delhi in 1971 to participate in the Satyagraha Movement, launched by Jana Sangh as a volunteer to garner support for the Mukti Bahini members.
It is mentionable that during his visit to Arab countries, Indian Prime Minister Modi asked United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities, if all the Arab countries including Saudi Arabia show indifferent attitude to Pakistan on defence matters, then India will extend full cooperation to them on all defence related matters including Yemen. But Saudi Arabian King made it clear that Saudi Arabia would never allow any Modi-led conspiracy against Pakistan to succeed, while, Saudi Arabia has informed Pakistan government and defence authorities about it. Notably, Modi refused to wear a cap presented by Muslims during election campaign. But, during is trip to the UAE, he visited a mosque, while putting on Muslim prayer cap, which shows his ‘hypocrisy’.
Under Narendra Modi’s instructions, brutal killings of innocent Kashmiris by Indian forces in the Indian–occupied Kashmir has also been intensified, while, New Delhi is also using delaying tactics in resolving this dispute with Islamabad through negotiations. In this regard, in an article titled “After Ufa” by A G Noorani, published in Dawn on September 5, 2015 wrote, “Farooq Abdullah told a former chief of RAW, A.S. Dulat, I’m not like father; I don’t intend to spend 23 years in jail. I’ve figured out that to remain in power here, you have to be on the right side of Delhi and that’s what I’m going to do—significantly, of late Kashmiri boys involved in militancy are more highly educated and from better stock—the Modi government is unlikely to reach out to Kashmiris to address their concerns. Their only hope lay in improvement in relations between Pakistan and India. The fortnight after Ufa has shattered it”.
And, it is also strange that US government denied visa to Modi on the basis of his involvement in Gujrat pogrom, however, after his election as Indian prime minister, American stance changed to his favour. Undoubtedly, more than 2500 Muslims were massacred in 2002 in the BJP-ruled Indian state of Gujara where Modi was Chief Minister. Therefore, someone has rightly called him as ‘Butcher of Gujrat’. In relation to that massive genocide, both Human Rights Watch in 2002 and Amnesty International in 2003 charged the “Gujarat state administration” for involvement in “a massive cover-up of the state’s role in that massacre” and pointed out numerous “police officials—specifically ministers, high officials and leaders of the extremist parties VHP, BJP and Bajrang Dal as participants.”
Besides, Modi played his role in the release of Swami Aseemanand, a Hindu right-wing leader who had already confessed during a court hearing that he and Indian Lt. Col. Purohit, including several RSS preachers were directly involved in planning, financing and executing Malegaon, Samjhauta Express, Ajmer and Mecca Masjid blasts. Especially, Modi governmet nurtures cold blooded murderers who burnt alive innocent Pakistanis in Samjhota Express.
It is noteworthy that the constitution declares India to be a secular state, granting equal rights to the religious minorities, but in practice, ideology of Hindutva which is genesis of Indian internal and external policies is being blindly followed by the Indian Prime Minister Modi by indicating the features of his complex personality. Hindu politics and culture, dominated by the fundamentalist parties such as BJP, RSS VHP, Bajrang Dal, Shiv Sena and other extremist outfits have been propagating Hindutva. Provocative utterances of their extremist leaders have resulted into unending violence against the Muslim and Christians including other minority groups.
Since the leader of the Hindu fundamentalist party, BJP Narendra Modi became the Indian Prime, Indian society is rapidly radicalizing, as unprecedented rise of Hindu extremism, persecution of minorities, forced conversions of other religious minorities, particularly of Christians and Muslims into Hindus, attacks on their places of worships, ban on beef and cow slaughter, inclusion of Hindu religious books in curriculum and creation of war-like situation with Pakistan have been accelerated because, Modi is encouraging all Hindu fundamentalist groups in this connection. These nefarious moves have put questions about India under Modi’s leadership.
In fact, Narendra Modi who was also a volunteer worker of the extremist Hindu terrorist outfit RSS since 8 years of age is a natural born Hindu militant, while RSS was involved in genocide, rape of women, demolition of mosques and alive burnings of the innocent persons. Now, he is acting upon the sinister agenda of the BJP and other fundamentalist parties against Christians and other minorities as well. Besides persecution of Muslims, in the recent past, assaults on Christians, their churches and property have been executed by the Hindu mobs in various cities of India. In this regard, frequent incidents of gang rape, especially the rape of elderly Nun shows the ugly face of India, under Modi.
Recall that on November 7, 2011, leader of the VHP, Pravin Togadia, in his furious speech questioned the past of Muslims and Christians, and further gave a call to Hindus to capture the Islamic holy places in Arab and Vatican of Europe. In one way or the other, Indian present prime minister is pursuing this advice.
However, if the US and other western countries do not take cognizance of Modi’s extremist policies, the same will destabilize and radicalize the whole region by giving a greater setback to their interests in wake of global war against terrorism.
Nevertheless, the features of Narendra Modi’s personality are questionable, as he has proved himself a real ‘hypocrite’ by controlling Indian internal and external policies through Hindu terrorism or nationalism in the ongoing era of social media, liberalism, moderation, economic development and peaceful settlement of disputes.
Sajjad Shaukat writes on international affairs and is author of the book: US vs Islamic Militants, Invisible Balance of Power: Dangerous Shift in International Relations