CAA: Why Question Saving of Pakistani and Bangladeshi Dalits?


Parmanand Pandey, Advocate, Supreme Court (Secretary General IPC)
   Those who are opposing the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and shedding crocodile tears for the Dalits appear to be unaware of the horrible facts that the worst sufferers of the partition of India have been Dalits. Those who were left back in west Pakistan or in present Bangladesh were mostly Dalits. The sufferings which they had undergone and are still undergoing shudders and shocks to the core of human conscience. One has to read the letter of Shri Joginder Nath Mandal, who was the first Law Minister of Pakistan, which he wrote to Liaquat Ali Khan (the frist Prime Minister of Pakistan), to have some idea of the persecution of Dalits. In one of his letters, he has said Pakistani Army stationed in east Pakistan was using the women of his community as a source of recreation. They were raped, molested day in and day out with gay abandon and were converted to Islam. If any resistance were made, then the male members were mercilessly beaten or beheaded without any compunction or remorse.
    Dr B.R. Ambedkar was very clear about the misbehaviour of Muslims towards Dalits and this was the reason that he outrightly refused to convert to Islam despite the offer of Nizam Hyderabad to give him Rs. two hundred crores to become a Muslim. Perhaps this was one of the reasons that in his book ‘Pakistan or the Partition of India’, he had advocated for population exchange in case of the vivisection of India. He had said that Hindus and Sikhs from Pakistan should come to India and Muslims from India must go to Pakistan. He further said that ‘the transfer of minorities is the only lasting remedy for communal peace is beyond doubt. The only way to make Hindustan homogeneous is to arrange for exchange of population. Until that is done, it must be admitted that even with the creation of Pakistan, the problem of majority versus minority will remain in Hindustan as before and will continue to produce disharmony in the body politic of Hindustan.’
    Dr Ambedkar was very critical of the hypocrisy of Mahatma Gandhi and he had observed that ‘Mr. Gandhi never protested the murders of Hindus in Pakistan. He never called up the leading Muslims to condemn the killings of Hindus by the Muslims wherever they are in the majority. As a matter of fact, Gandhi ji was more anxious to preserve Hindu-Muslim unity and so he did not mind the murders of a few Hindus if it could be achieved by sacrificing their lives. This attitude to excuse the Muslims any wrong, lest it should injure the cause of unity is well illustrated by what Mr Gandhi had to say in the matter of Mopla riots. The blood-curdling atrocities committed by the Moplas in Malabar against the Hindus were indescribable. What was more horrifying was that Mr Gandhi had joined the rabidly communal Khilafat Movement, whose leaders were so misguided as to pass a resolution of congratulations to the Moplas on the brave fight they were conducting for the sake of their religion’.
   Dr Ambedkar further said that ‘any person could have said that this was too heavy a price for Hindu Muslim unity. But not Mr Gandhi, who was so much obsessed with the necessity of establishing Hindu Muslim unity that he was prepared to make light of the doings of the Moplas and the Khilafats, who were congratulating them’. The shock of the shocks was that Mahatma spoke of the Moplas ‘as the brave and God-fearing, who were fighting for what they consider as religion and in a manner which they consider as religious.’
    It will be insanity to ask Muslims to go out of India, but they can certainly be asked, convinced and if the need arises, be coerced to fall in line with the Constitution of India. They must raise their voice for the Uniform Civil Code and also for the introduction of the policy for the population control, which should be applicable to all, regardless of caste, creed and religion. They must try to amalgamate with the rest of the population because there cannot be any space for insulation and separate treatment for them.
    The Muslims, therefore, must welcome and congratulate Narendra Modi and Amit Shah for bringing about the Citizenship Amendment Act, which will facilitate the conferring of citizenship to persecuted minorities of the Islamic states of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Those, who want the infiltrators to be given all facilities in India at the cost of its citizens cannot be the friends of the country. And here comes the responsibility of the administration to identify such persons and give them the stern punishment for damaging the interests of the country.
    One can only laugh at the falsity and deception of the persons like Owaisi and Azam Khan, who say that their forefathers stayed back in India by choice because they had a love for this country. The fact is that Rajakars, who were the forefathers of the ilk of Owaisi, had fought pitched battle against the Indian Army and they wanted to be the part of Pakistan; and forefathers of persons like Azam Khan had fought for Pakistan because they were not sure of their future in India. This is an irony that Mohd. Azam Khan has constructed a University in Rampur in the name of a person, who was so rabidly communal that he did not even like to be buried in India because he was one of those who had conceived for Pakistan.
Therefore, the Government of India should not be apologetic about the National Register of Citizens so as to give full protection to its citizens by driving out the infiltrators from the country. As far as Hindus are concerned, they have never been united and this was the reason that they have been subjugated at will by any determined force, howsoever, the small their numbers might have been.  It will not be far from the truth that Hindus are the biggest enemies of Hindus because they are always prepared to give any absurd logic to appease the Muslims.

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