Kashmir and Denuclearization: India versus Pakistan or together?

Kashmir and Denuclearization: India versus Pakistan or together?

-DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL

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(Draft)

 

There is one thing common between India and Pakistan: both as nuclear powers appreciate praises and hate any criticism.

Clearly it not just the Kashmir issue that makes them vulnerable to illogical assertions about military postures.

But more than that,  their nuclear arsenals  that have given them special terror status along with other  nuke giants in the world, like  all powerful USA, Russia, China, Germany, Briton, France, among others, including those  that still refuse to admit their  stolen nukes, like Israel.

In fact, it is their nuclear status that has given “honorable” position to India and Pakistan where  most people are poor and starving for  food, clothing and shelter, among big powers, and both consider this as great prestige.

While Palestine in West Asia is burning with the a series of Israeli terror attacks on Gaza strip to effect holocaust of Palestinians in a step by step and quick phased manner, in down South Asia, Kashmiri Muslims seeking sovereignty back from occupation forces of India, Pakistan and China – thousands of Muslims also have lost their valuable lives in these parts of Asia and face similar existential predicament due to illegal, brutal occupational methods of colonialism.

Just like in Mideast where Israel and Palestine prolong talks and mutual attacks, India and Pakistan also deliberately prolong the occupation by military -media tactics.

It appears both India and Pakistan play a joint political game with Kashmiris since they jointly occupy major pats of Jammu Kashmir. While Indian regime and media blame Pakistan and its military for failures in talks and deficit of trust between them, Pakistan blames India and ultra fanatic media and thus both continue the mutually blaming game.

And, like on Palestine, on Kashmir also the UN and Security Council have not take any worthwhile position, thereby leaving the explosive issues to the mercy of global dictator USA and regional military powers to decide.

The role and relevance of UN and UNSC have been denied by the world which remains the target of colonialist imperialist forces like NATO.

All these years the freedom groups Hurriyat have demanded to include representatives of Hurriyat in Indo-Pak talks, but India turned down that plea, saying that Kashmiri representatives are not needed as India represents Kashmiris as well.

A readymade answer and a big full stop!

Recently, India has called off the foreign secretary level talks with Pakistan talks between Indian foreign secretary Sujatha Singh and her Pakistani counterpart AA Chowdhury after the latter’s envoy in New Delhi Abdul Basit had invited Kashmiri separatists to the talks.   In doing so, Indian government has given a clear message to Pakistan, stating that they must engage with the official government and not “separatists”

Separatist leaders Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Yasin Malik met Pakistan high commissioner Abdul Basit in Delhi on August 19 triggering protests in New Delhi.  Angered by the meeting, people protested outside the Pakistan high commission in New Delhi with some protesters being detained. Clashes were also reported between the police and protesters outside the high commission. The protesters want the Pakistan high commissioner to be sent back.   Syed Ali Shah Geelani said that Kashmir is an international issue and not an internal issue of India. He said India is not trying to resolve the issue and suppressing it.

When India cancelled the talks between Foreign Secretaries in Islamabad on August 25, telling Pakistan bluntly to choose between an Indo-Pak dialogue or hobnobbing with the separatists, Pakistani regime just took it casually as it knows India is also not eager to return sovereignty to Kashmiris

And both want the dialogue cannot go on for another very important reason.

India and Pakistan obtained nuclear arms thanks to Jammu Kashmir which occupy jointly along with China. Both don’t want to lose nukes

India strongly objected to consultations Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit had with separatist Hurriyat leaders from Indi occupied Kashmir. .

Yes, not only Pakistan but some Indian leaders, like senior CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury criticized the government for calling off the Indo-Pak talks after Kashmiri separatists met Pakistan High Commissioner, saying the decision was “inexplicable” as these meetings could be held only after the authorities permitted them.  “Whenever some Pakistani leaders come, the separatists meet them and they do so in our country itself.  And this is not possible without the permission of our government”

Why did it permit the meeting first? And after giving the permission, to call off the (Indo-Pak) talks is inexplicable. It can’t be understood.

In order to show anger, the Indian government called off the August 25 foreign secretary-level talks, calling Pakistan’s engagement with the Kashmiri separatists unacceptable. India slammed it as continued efforts to interfere in its internal affairs.  A day after India cancelled Foreign Secretary-level talks over Pakistani envoy’s meeting with Kashmiri separatists, Pakistan reacted strongly saying it was “not subservient” to New Delhi and was a “legitimate stakeholder” in the Kashmir dispute.   Arguing that High Commissioner Abdul Basit did not interfere in India’s internal affairs, Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Tasnim Aslam claimed that Kashmir was not part of India.  “That is just a pretext. It was not the first time that meetings with Hurriyat leaders took place. It is been happening for decades, the High Commissioner of Pakistan did not interfere in India’s internal affairs. Pakistan is not subservient to India. It is a sovereign country, a legitimate stakeholder in the Jammu and Kashmir dispute,” she said replying to Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh telling Basit to not to go ahead with the meeting in New Delhi and to choose between dialogue with India or with the Kashmiri separatists.  Aslam, who has previously served in India, asserted that “Kashmir is not part of India”. “It is a disputed territory. There are numerous UN resolutions,” she said.

As a usual; gimmick, India cancelled the talks, raising strong objections to consultations held with separatist Hurriyat leaders by Pakistan’s High Commissioner.  Pakistan also criticized India as a usual tactic. In exercising its diplomatic rhetoric, Pakistan had described the cancellation of next week’s Foreign Secretary-level talks as a “setback” to Indo-Pak ties.

Pakistan cannot bluntly to choose between an Indo-Pak dialogue and hobnobbing with the separatists.

Both India and Pakistan do not want to  go denuclear by dismantling all nuke arsenal that they have managed to build up for decades of their  mutual animosity and by misusing the resources meant for  utility by the people, especially common people.

Interestingly, by agreeing for credible friendship and mutual trust based relations, these South Asian nations will have to agree to US controlled IAEA to dismantle the nuclear  installations- a situation both Indi and Pakistan do  not  want.

Already USA has asked India and Pakistan to  quit nuclear regimes to make South Asia a peace zone.  but they refuse.

 

While it could not send military to Indian soil to make entire India a safe haven for NATO terrorist gangs like in Pakistan, USA has been trying to steal, like Libyan oil, all Pakistani nukes by prolonging NATO- Pakistani war targeting Muslims for clearing energy routes to benefit the prospective customers, and fueling the civil war but have so far failed.

With a peaceful atmosphere in the region USA would push for denuclearization of entire world minus the veto powers.

In order to escape the situation and seeing nukes as its prerogative, New Delhi has been pestering all western powers to make it also a veto power. India thinks if can get the support of many countries it can enter the veto regime comfortably. However, Americans have their own ideas to sustain its superpower status with the terror veto. .

Yes, it is high time Pakistan should step in to break the ice by declaring its intention to  arrange for the peaceful transfer of  power of Azad Kashmir to Kashmiris on both sides if India  agrees to  quit military occupation of Jammu Kashmir, enabling  the Kashmiris in JK to rejoin their  brethren in Azad Kashmir on northern  border.

 

Also, China should also make similar declaration of returning to Kashmiris the part of Kashmir now under their occupation. Musharraf had no authority to hand over a part of Kashmir in Azad Kashmir to China as a friendly gesture in return for the China favors or for any other reason

 

That is to say there should a credibly comprehensive solution for the Kashmir issue. All three parts of earlier Kashmir should be brought together and returned to Kashmiris.

 

It is now clear, unless India as well as Pakistan get rid of their nukes, there is no chance for regional peace, no chance for the resolution of Kashmir issue.

Denuclearizaton would eventually lead to demilitarization of Kashmir as well. Conversely, demilitarization of Kashmir valley could also lead to denuclearize the region.

It is strange that while India and Pakistan r continue to work to retain their dangerous nuclear arsenals by sustaining the illegal occupation of the then neighboring Jammu Kashmir jointly, the Kashmiris do not seem to know that truth. Of course, those Kashmiris who know or have an idea of the hidden nuclear problem also do not open their mouths to fellow Kashmiris.

And those Kashmir Muslims who sacrifice their valuable lives for freedom should have the right to know the nuclear truth.

In other words, neither India nor Pakistan would return the Kashmiri lands to Kashmiris unless less their nuclear arsenals are destroyed or taken away the international nuclear watch dog. Both have set up the necessary additional “safeguards” to prolong the occupation and related crimes. For India, the pundits act as a powerful force to support Indian case, while Pakistan has got many Kashmiris of Azad Kashmir to side the official occupation.

Both India and Israel claim ownership of Kashmiris and Palestinians, respectively,  and kill them to quell their freedom movements and silence them.

Since bilateral talks have yielded any fruits so far, it is better India and Pakistan agrees to include a couple of Kashmiri representatives in their talks hereafter so that they could thrash out the illegal occupation issue once for all.

Kashmiris are also humans deserving dignity and they should be allowed to live in peace.

One gets the impression that there are more security forces and allies than Kashmiris in occupied Kashmir with special law for military brutalities.

Time is over due to establish a special international court to exclusively decide the freedom related issues, including genocides, destructions, and war crimes!

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Observation: Let them now try trilateral talks

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Pakistan High Commissioner in India Abdul Basit went ahead and met Hurriyat leaders despite being specifically asked by New Delhi not to do so.  In order to show its unhappiness, India unilaterally called off the bilateral talks. The Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi had this angry response to Pakistan envoy’s actions: “At a time when serious initiatives were being undertaken by the Government of India to move bilateral ties forward, including towards the resumption of a regular dialogue process, the invitation to so-called leaders of the Hurriyat by Pakistan’s High Commissioner does indeed raise questions about Pakistan’s sincerity, and shows that its negative approaches and attempts to interfere in India’s internal affairs continue unabated.

Indian foreign secretary conveyed to the Pakistan High Commissioner in clear and unambiguous terms that Pakistan’s continued efforts to interfere in India’s internal affairs were unacceptable.  Singh had told Basit over the phone that Pakistan needs either to engage with the Indian government or with the Hurriyat, failing which consequences would follow and it followed.

Emphasizing on the need for effective dialogue to find peaceful solutions to the problems, Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit said that they stand committed to improving ties with India and he did not breach any protocol by holding talks with Kashmiri separatist leaders. . “We have good neighborly relations with India. We are convinced in Pakistan that problems with India can only be resolved through peace process and meaningful dialogue” Basit said, Kashmiris are legitimate stakeholders in finding a peaceful solution to the issue. We have been reaching out to Kashmiri leaders for the last 20 years. Kashmir is a dispute which needs to be resolved peacefully, both countries committed to resolving it. While his move to meet Jammu and Kashmir separatist leaders has drawn immense criticism, the Pakistan envoy defended the meeting. ” Basit also said that he was disappointed that the Foreign Secretary-level talks have been cancelled but added it should not discourage the two countries to find a peaceful solution to the the Kashmir issue. “We understand it is a complex situation. We in Pakistan are very positive and will not allow distractions in normalising ties,” he said.

 

India had called off the talks between Foreign Secretaries, telling Pakistan bluntly to choose between an Indo-Pak dialogue or hobnobbing with the separatists.

The Kashmiri separatists for freedom are themselves unfazed by the talks being called off. Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani said: “Despite this development, we will go to New Delhi and meet the Pakistan high commissioner.” He added that India doesn’t want peaceful solution to the Kashmir issue. The moderate Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq too slammed Delhi over the decision and he too will be meeting the Pakistan envoy today and said that they will put forth their view on Kashmir. They met the Pakistani high commissioner as scheduled. Jammu and Kashmir’s ruling National Conference meanwhile termed the decision to call off the talks “strange” while the opposition Peoples Democratic Party called it “a negative development”.  Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah who had met Pakistan envoy Abdul Basit told reporters after his meeting that there was need for trilateral talks to resolve Kashmir issue

 

Noting that Pakistan wants to improve ties with India, he said there was no need to be “pessimistic” about cancellation of the Foreign Secretary-level talks and that both the countries should move forward. So the setback should not disappoint us, discourage us to finding ways and means as to how to take the process forward in line with our leadership’s visions on both sides of the border. So we will try our maximum to see as to how this process can be taken forward,” Basit said. He said Pakistan understands that it was a “complex situation” but added it was positive and will not allow distractions to come in the way of finding solutions to the problems.

 

It is a fact that Kashmiris in Sri Nagar who fight for freedom from India yoke don’t say thing about  Jammu and Leh regions a maybe because these regions  have  lots of  Hindus ad  Buddhists, respectively and Kashmiris perhaps  want to establish an Islamic republic .

While underlining that Pakistan had termed the cancellation of talks as a “setback”, the envoy stressed that the time has come for the two countries to move from confrontation to co-operation. Pakistan stands by its commitment to peace and attaches enormous importance to peaceful bilateral relationship, he added. “We are convinced that our problems with India can only be resolved by result-oriented and meaningful dialogue,” Basit said further.

Recalling Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s comment that SAARC countries needed to work together in tackling regional challenges, Basit said if Pakistan and India work together and if SAARC is vitalised, the  sky is the limit.” Commenting further on the peace dialogue, Basit stressed that there is no reason why we should lose hope on building a strong bilateral relationship. “We would not allow this process to be distracted,  Dialogue is not a favour by Pakistan to India or vice-versa. Both countries need to work together,” the envoy stated.

The envoy, meanwhile, informed that no meeting has been finalised between PM Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in New York next month.

True, Kashmiris are legitimate stakeholders in peaceful and viable resolution of the problem. But are Indi and Pakistan serious?

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US Crimes in Ukraine!


US Crimes in Ukraine!

-DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL

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Americans proudly say they have the prerogative to kill any one they don’t like, destroy any nation they dislike. And they know how to do it. Military prowess provides the means for the US terrocracy to achieve any criminal objective it intents.  Media strategists in USA offer false pretexts to wage wars and justify their crimes.

The main stream global media run by and for capitalists to advance their colonialist adventures very tactfully hide the truth about developments so that future generations  would not know the whole truth and they will now only what today’s colonial masters want them to know through books and media strips.

NATO fascist attacks on Islamic world, thus, would be known to the future generations as the outcome of one strongman called Osama in a military uniform as presented by CIA led media networks….

Yes not only Osama and Obama, but entire world history of now will suitably be written by those paid by the imperialist forces.

That the Sept-11 was a mere hoax engineered by the US-Israeli hawks remains a hidden truth.

Should history then also belong to the enemies of humanity?

USA plays its favorite game in Ukraine and the terrocratic state operations are in full swing in Ukraine. USA and Ukraine blame Russia. The Ukrainian government that the USA installed in February of this year was resorting to internationally banned white phosphorous firebombs in order to help destroy the million people who live in the now Ukrainian separatist capital of Donetsk. It lands super-hot and starts fires and burns to death almost anyone it touches.

The victims in southeast Ukraine are trying to protect themselves from Ukraine’s Nazis. The Ukrainian separatists are the residents in Ukraine’s southeast, where Viktor Yanukovych, the Ukrainian President, was elected overwhelmingly by the votes of the people in this region in 2010. They reject the government that Obama installed, and are therefore seeking independence from it. They reject that government not so much because Obama, like in Afghanistan and Iraq,  is forcing a terrocracy on them, because that government is trying to exterminate them.

Since this type of state oppression has been going on for months, there has been a mass-evacuation of the area by the families, leaving only their fathers who are the resistance fighters.

Obviously, the terrorized people of Russian origin look to Russia for help. Russia opens more refugee camps, and the West blocks Russia from sending aid into the Ukrainian cities that are being bombed: food, water, and medicines.

 

According to reliable sources in Donetsk, WP bombs landed in residential areas in Donetsk at the Lenin district of Donetsk city, Petrovski district of Donetsk city and near the railway station Mandrykino. The situation in Luhansk without electricity, water and food can be compared with activities used when committing genocide. Ukrainian forces isolated [the] East Ukrainian city and are not allowing water, food and medicine through after destroying electricity and communication services. According to an eyewitness statement Ukrainian army check points let travelers drive to the Eastern Ukraine, but no one is able to leave the Eastern part of the country. It’s like a big prison with hundred[s of] thousands of people and without food, water and electricity. Scenes of devastation are emerging from across the city, with many buildings burned out or riddled with shell-holes. A large number of private homes in Donetsk have been burned down as firefighters fail to extinguish fires caused by shelling.” So, their source confirmed it.

The Ukrainian regime that the US installed has simply been blocking off any ability of official ‘news’ media into Donetsk to report on the massacre. In other words: anyone who is still waiting for ‘news’ media to tell them about this firebombing will be waiting until everyone is dead and no one even cares, because it’ll then no longer be even ‘news’ at all — by then it’ll be only history.

 

And so the people in Donetsk are like the people who lived in Hiroshima, or in Dresden, or who were bombed to death by Germany’s Nazis in London, etc. Of course, the determinant of whether the victims here will be viewed sympathetically by history will be which side ultimately writes the history books on this war. But did the residents of Dresden and Hiroshima have any guilt that justified their being destroyed in this way?

 

Ukraine regime has designed this ethnic-cleansing program in Ukraine.

Anyone in the US House of Representatives who fails to introduce an impeachment resolution against Obama for his Nazism in this regard is certainly guilty, along with Obama. If Obama isn’t even impeached and removed from office for bringing about and endorsing the perpetrators of this and other such atrocities in Ukraine, as he has done, then Americans have no reason to expect ultimately to be treated any better by the Nazis that we then allow to remain in power over us Americans. Nazism is profoundly un-American.

Likewise, any member of the US House of Representatives who opposes impeaching Obama over this should certainly be removed by his or her voters this fall. That’s crystal clear, because Obama is the first-ever U.S. President to install a Nazi regime anywhere in the world. He is veritably spitting not only onto the graves of all U.S. soldiers who died fighting Nazis in World War II; he is even spitting onto the graves of America’s Founders, who would be shocked and appalled that between America’s greatness in WW II and today, America has descended so, from heaven, into hell.

Obama, like Bush Jr, might feel safe in hell for their super power crimes!

 

Hail America!

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India plans for Narendra Modi-Barrack Obama meeting in Washington!

 


 
India plans for Narendra Modi-Barrack Obama meeting in Washington!
-DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL 
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According to reports available in the corridors of Indian power, India’s newly sworn in Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who swept to power in a general election last month, will visit Washington to meet President Barack Obama in the last week of September. During his telephonic conversation with Obama, Modi has accepted an invitation from Obama for two-way talks in Washington. Obama had invited Modi to the USA when he called up the PM to congratulate him.
 
Premier Modi is scheduled to attend a UN general assembly meeting as Indian PM in September. The Obama –Modi meeting is being arranged  on the sidelines of the UN meeting. Obama’s meeting with Modi signals a new start in ties with a leader once denied a visa by the United States.
Both countries are keen to boost security and economic ties as. India seeks to reinvigorate its ties with USA while not spoiling its traditional military relations with Russia.
As it is known, the Obama administration, seeking more finances from India to back up US economic meltdown, has set a goal of quintupling annual trade with India to $500 billion. But India’s economy is widely seen as having stagnated throughout the final years of Modi’s predecessor, Manmohan Singh. With a nominal GDP of $1.85 trillion in 2013, according to the IMF, India is only the world’s tenth-largest economy, despite being the world’s second most populous. India’s GDP growth has since stalled, falling to just 4.4% in 2013.
 
India has also been blighted by rising levels of corruption, unemployment and inflation in recent times, with the rupee weakening against the US dollar (it has rebounded to 59 to the dollar since Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) party won the election).  In August 2013, Singh’s administration was forced to introduce limited capital controls to prevent the collapse of the rupee and avert a balance of payments crisis. Generally, his government had come to be seen as one that seemed to have run out of ideas.
It was therefore no surprise that the weakness of the Indian economy and poor governance resulting in rampant corruption, rising prices and unemployment and black money and black markets, etc, were the key themes of the election campaign.
Following his stunning election victory last week, India’s new Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, is determined to inject some dynamism into the country’s economy. Seen as a neoliberal, Modi has set his sights on removing inefficiencies, tackling corruption and rolling out free-market policies that can weaken the already shaken poor of India. The flip side will be curbing welfare programs, as per the IMP plans as it is happening in Europe, making common people extremely vulnerable to price shocks.
 
Modi wants to cautiously open up the Indian economy to foreign investment to boost growth and job creation and ahs already announced a full 100% foreign investment in military goods production in India. His government may announce as soon as next month that it will allow foreign online retailers to sell their own products in India, creating a major business opportunity for big transnational players such as Amazon. 

There are also concerns that Modi, who downplayed his Hindu nationalism during the campaign, may end up fanning the flames of religious hatred in India.  In 2002, soon after he became Gujarat’s chief minister, he condoned the massacre of 1,000 Muslims in the anti-Muslim riots of that year. Modi denied complicity and was cleared of wrongdoing by several inquiries but was banned from entering the US (a ban that the administration of President Barack Obama’s lifted when Modi won the election). However, there is a risk that India’s relations with Muslim countries including Pakistan could become more strained, especially if there are any repeats of the 2002 episode.

 

In taking the decision, Modi has acted with alacrity and decisiveness on what many believe is going to be one of the biggest immediate challenges for India’s foreign policy. Modi regime is eager to take steps for mending India-US ties which had tapered off under UPA. Modi’s decision underlines the significance of the US in India’s strategic matrix. There was speculation that Modi could focus more on China and South Korea for economic gains and on an improved security partnership with Japan but these are not likely to come at the expense of Washington.

 
Modi, a former chief minister of Gujarat, had been refused a U.S. visa over sectarian strife in the state in 2002, in which more than 1,000 people, mainly Muslims, were killed. He has denied any wrongdoing and an Indian Supreme Court inquiry found no case to answer. The US ambassador to India met Modi earlier this year, as opinion polls showed his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on course for an election victory. U.S. officials had said a visa and an invitation to meet would probably be forthcoming if Modi won.
 
Can Modi banish unemployment and instill some dynamism back into the economy? Goals of BJP include creating the 10 million new jobs that India needs every year just to absorb young people entering the workforce. It was a positive economic vision which captured the imagination of people.
Modi government wants to see the Modi-Obama summit as one of the foremost international events of the year overshadowing even Modi’s presence at UNGA, if he decides to go to New York too.
Significantly, according to Indian sources, the meeting won’t happen on the sidelines of the United Nations general assembly in New York but, as per Indian request, in the form of a full-fledged bilateral summit in Washington.
The two sides are finalizing the date for the meeting which will be in the last week of September.  Scheduling of Modi visit has still to be finalized, but the summit would represent an upgrade from earlier expectations that Modi would meet Obama on the sidelines of the annual United Nations general assembly in New York.
However, no comment was immediately available from the Indian government press office or from the US embassy about the Modi visit to USA.
 
 
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, Prolific writer, Commentator  on world affairs Expert on Mideast Affairs Former university Teacher;  Editor:INTERNATIONAL OPINION; FOREIGN POLICY ISSUES; Author of books;
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Indian politics: Modi’s secrecy: Boon or tragedy for democracy?

Indian politics: Modi’s secrecy: Boon or tragedy for democracy?

 –DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL

 

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With highest popular mandate in parliamentary polls in recent times, a visibly strong Narendara Modi who strengthened his hold to the power in Gujarat state and pushed his Hindutva agenda across the nation by riding over the anti-corruption tirade of Hazare-Kejriwal, to become first ever fully elected PM of India.

 

Modi has unshielded a 46 member cabinet on 26th May when he assumed power in New Delhi, witnessed by many Indian signatories and SAARC leaders, especially the Nawaz Sharif, the PM of India’s nuke rival Pakistan which wants, more than anything else, joint cricketism exercise with Indian team so that more and more wealthy Pakistanis could visit India on that pretext, making or spending money. . .

 

Saffron secrecy, a major source of BJP in order push its ultra Hindutva agenda into practice, is back to Indian regime practices. With Narendra Modi’s thumping electoral victory the Cabinet formation was totally shrouded in secrecy, signaling what exactly is in store of the RSS for the nation that is likely to be fully saffronized to suit the RSS theological ideology. .

 

Congress is eager to see the Muslims get terrorized by the secret as well as open anti-Muslim agenda of the RSS now ruling Indian democracy so that they come back to Congress fold for speedy “protection”. .
Secrecy reigned very high during the infamous Emergency era under Congress party rule, disallowing even powerful media to know what exactly the regime was doing or contemplating.

 

One wonders if the new BJP regime is repeating that phenomenon by strict secrecy. The case of scam of telecom minister A. Raja under Manmohan Singhwould not have come out had there been complete secrecy The issue brought bad name of the Congress and UPA partners, A Raja himself lost in the poll as other DMK and Congress leaders as well in Tamil Nadu. .

 

Against all predictable political messaging in media, Modi did not give enough or no representation to states like Tamilnadu, Kerala for no performance, and Orissa and West Bengal, Assam where BJP has shown performance for the first time.
As people are looking towards seeing India becoming a developed nation in US standards, there was frenetic speculation on what sort of cabinet would Narendra Modi choose in order to deliver the big promises he has made to the nation. But the media failed badly in knowing what exactly Modi has in mind on the subject.

Modi, for instance, left out LK Advani, Subramanian Swami, among others in cabinet list submitted to the president for approval. Of course there was some certainty that top leaders of BJP such as defeated MP Arun Jaitley, Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj would get some important portfolios. It is also obvious that Modi will give a major representation to UP and Bihar where BJP has made a huge dent, especially among dalits and backwards. Muslim antipathy towards Congress made things easy for BJP and allies

 

 

Modi with full majority is in much better position as he is not compelled by any coalition politics now. Normally in a coalition arrangement, as in the case of UPA, the partners were actively consulted and indeed they would make their wish known to the UPA supremo Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister. This routinely leaked to the media and often such likely appointments would be debated in print media and on TV channels. Under UPA coalition partners routinely put their claim on certain important ministries. Mamata Banerjee had specifically asked for Railways, a high visibility portfolio from the perspective of the common man.
Though the media is incessantly speculating on the names of Cabinet ministers, the real surprise will be in terms of the structure of administration that Modi places at the top. A hint of this came from Arun Shourie who has said Modi may have a quasi Presidential style governance structure at the PMO. Arun Shourie, former journalist and Jammu Kashmir governor, is made a cabinet minister.

 

Sanjeev Baliyan, an accused in the Muzaffarnagar riots case which made the Mulayam Singh’s SP party unpopular quickly, has been made a minister by a shrewd Modi who himself is involved in the Gujarat riots.

 

NDA is irrelevant now as BJP has taken over that. There are no claimants from among the coalition partners and only Modi knows what sort of Cabinet ministers he will appoint.

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India state arrogance: Blast at Kudankulam nuclear plant

India state arrogance: Blast at Kudankulam nuclear plant

-DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL

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Indian state and its nuclear agents have endangered the  people of India, the  poor locals who reside in  notorious nuclear  plant attack prone and  nuke attack prone zones. The state arrogance is complicated by  adamancy of political leaders at national and regional levels.  They care a damn aoub the people’s genuine concerns and put  them in  perpetual danger by adding more nuclear projects in their localities

 

A fresh blast has occurred the newly build nuclear power plant at Kudankulam village in Tamil Nadu, India, scarring the people of Kudankulam and entire Tamil Nadu.

Six workers got seriously injured and  they have been admitted to  a private  hospital in nearby Paravthipuram, Nagercoil. As expected the blast s did not harm any big plant officials, ministers, MPs or MLAs, or those Congress-BJP politicians who campaigned for start of the nuclear plant  in Kudankulam at any cost,  Obviously,  all concerned leaders Manmohan Singh, Narayana swamy, J. Jayalalithaaa, Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, LK Advani, Karunanidhi, Vajpayee, Modi and  Tody, etc are safe in their respective AC bungalows made out of the resources  from the people. ,

The nuclear plant was put into operation recently and it already produced electrify, not knowing that it would blast any time. .

The nuclear tragedy, which is imminent, occurred at about 2 pm, causing serious doubts about the viability of nuclear plants as a reliable source of electricity generation when there are other safe sources available for the purpose. .

Unfortunately, the Indian government led by nuke agents pushed the Supreme court  to  clear the  operation of the plant saying everything at the plant is safe.

Indian regime, managed by both Congress and BJP have made nukes prediction as India’s major military policy and went ahead with commissioning nuclear plants with complete disregard for the safety of the nuke pants and security of the people living in nuke terror zones. .

Experts say in order to make nuclear energy more palatable for citizens, particularly in light of the accident in Fukushima in Japan earlier this year; the government will need placate the fears of its people over the safety and security of nuclear facilities.

There should a nationwide drive to guarantee that India can power its own economic growth and support a growing population without relying too heavily on nuclear plants.

UN must act against Sri Lankan war Crimes!

 

 

 

UN must act against Sri Lankan war Crimes!

-DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL 

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Every nation, especially the terrocracies killing humans with the weapons they buy from foreign markets on resources that belong to people, justifies state murders, fro whatever reasons, as legitimate ones. .

World bodies like the UN, UNSC, ICJ and International Criminal Court, standing or hiding behind the big powers led by USA-UK twins, watch state murders as a routine legalized war on people. This act of roguism on the part of world powers and international bodies encourages the state military to attack and kill people at will.   

South Asia perhaps leads state terror index in Asia. While India and Pakistan keep killing their own citizens just by calling them terrorists, Bangladesh is not legging behind in its monstrous attitude towards its own people.

Sri Lankan military, taking full advantage of global terror war  launched by Pentagon-CIA twins  on Islam and humanity,  has launched a deadly  war on  its Tamil population , ostensibly to end  LTTE terrorism, killing Tamils as freely as jungle beasts do. .

The killing of surrendering rebels amounts to war crimes by the state, howsoever  big or important the  nation that  commits them could be. . The UN Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva has been selective in issues ( it hardly thinks  Israel ever attacked Palestinians or killed them)  But UNHRC is targeting Sri Lanka for its  genocides of Tamils (LTTE ) in the country.

 

Washington keeps up its pressure on Sri Lanka to drop its ties to China, which has become a major supplier of military hardware to the island nation, loans and aid to President Mahinda Rajapakse’s government. 

 

The USA has declared that it will present a resolution on Sri Lanka, for the third year in a row, calling for a probe into human rights violations.

 

Washington had fully backed the Rajapakse government when it tore up a ceasefire agreement with the LTTE and renewed military offensives in 2006. It provided vital military assistance to the Sri Lankan army and remained silent amid mounting evidence of its atrocities. 

 

The USA and its European and partners are also directly responsible for these atrocities, and are now exploiting them purely for their own geo-strategic purposes.

 

Now in aid to US effort to bully Colombo, the Australian-based International Crimes Evidence Project (ICEP) has provided new evidence of the Sri Lankan government’s war crimes during the final months of its military offensive against the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in May 2009. 

 

The report contains damning evidence of the killings of surrendering LTTE leaders. the ICEP report sheds further light on the killings of the LTTE’s political wing leaders, Balasingham Mahendran (Nadesan) and Seevaratnam Pulidevan (Pulidevan), a LTTE military commander, Colonel Thambirasa Thurairasingam (Ramesh), LTTE news reader, Isaipriya and Balachandran, the 12-year-old son of LTTE leader V. Prabhakaran..

 

The report concludes: “There are reasonable grounds to suspect one or more SFs soldiers committed the war crime of murder by killing Balachandran who was a civilian, taking no active part in hostilities when he was allegedly in SFs custody at the time of his death.”

 

The Rajapakse regime repeatedly denied that any war crimes were committed without offering any substantiation, the Sri Lankan military which conducted the  ghastly attack also rejected the report as baseless.. 

Colombo regime deliberately denied any chance for peace by allowing the Tamils to surrender and join the mainstream as they wanted and Rajapakse wanted to commit deadly massacre spree to ruthlessly kill the Tamils on an understanding with Indian regime.  

The UN report basing on the UN Human Rights Council said the readiness of the two LTTE leaders to surrender was notified to the UN, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the governments of Norway, the UK and the US. But both were shot dead by the Sri Lanka army. The ICEP report collected new eyewitness accounts of the surrender by leaders one by one.  

India encouraged Tamils in Sri Lanka to seek separate nation and, later, supported the Colombo regime in killing the Tamils. Tamils have a state in India, called now as Tamil Nadu. .

It is not just  human rights violation but  gravest possible crime  against humanity, Sri Lanka wanted peace on its own terms, but later wanted blood shod of Tamils on its own   terror plan.

An independent and comprehensive international investigation is needed into these alleged violations of international war.

There should be some firm control over the state murders in any nation in future and no regime should be empowered to kill people, its own or other others, as its prerogative.  .

 

 

 

د. عبد راف 

Unfortunately, today there is not even on Muslim nation practicing  truly Islamic faith. 

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;

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Ukraine: USA, Canada suspend military activities with Russia!

 

Ukraine: USA, Canada suspend military activities with Russia!

-DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL 

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Perils of imperialism and capitalism bind the USA and Canada for years now. So much so, Canada does not decide anything on foreign front without consulting Washington. Not just that Canada always tries to prove it is very much a junior partner of the existing supper power. In fact even when  Britain, possibly the closest ally of USA,  abstained from voting the UN resolution pawing way for the Palestine statehood, Canada  just  went with USA and Israel in first blocking the  vote, but when they failed, in defeating the vote, however Palestine won the vote w overwhelmingly.

If , however, Canadians asked  to comment on their government’s attitude towards Palestine, perhaps most of them would condemn it. In terrocracies, the regimes function without the direct consent of people. The rulers promote the self-interests and of  imperialism. .

 

Washington said the Pentagon has put on hold all exercises and other programs between the U.S. and Russia “in light of recent events in Ukraine. The USA has also suspended trade talks with Moscow, and President Obama said his administration was considering a series of further economic and diplomatic measures but without providing any details. .

A strong ally of USA,  Canada has quickly joined the US road and suspended all planned bilateral activities with the Russian military.  following a similar move by the U.S. over Moscow’s deployment of troops in Ukraine. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said in a statement that he had directed that, effective immediately, all planned bilateral activities between the Canadian Armed Forces and the military of the Russian Federation be suspended until further orders.  

The canceled activities include Vigilant Eagle, a counterterrorism exercise involving the Russian Air Force and the North American Aerospace Defense Command of the USA and Canada, as well as all scheduled meetings. “We continue to view the situation in Ukraine with the gravest concern and will continue to review our relations with President Putin’s government accordingly,” Harper said.

Now that Crimea, now a part of Ukraine, has passed a referendum to join Russian federation,  big power confrontation is not likely to subside in the near future, at least.

Crimea’s parliament voted to join Russia on 06th March and its Moscow-backed government set a referendum for March 16. Crimean Prime Minister Sergei Askyonov said all state property would be nationalized, the Russian ruble adopted as the new currency, and all Ukrainian troops forced to either leave Crimea or surrender to the new government once the decision is finalized.

Crimean authorities said they were open to having international observers monitor the March 16 referendum.  The news of Crimea’s potential return to Russia has been well-received in Ukraine’s pro-Russian organizations, but Kiev and the international community have begun questioning the referendum’s legitimacy.

Ukrainian PM Arseny Yatsenyuk, who was in Brussels for talks with EU leaders, said that a referendum in Crimea was illegitimate and that the republic “is, was and will be an integral part of Ukraine.”

Representatives of other Russian-speaking regions of Ukraine expect Crimea to serve as a model for seeking self-determination.

 

As Crimea has already begun preparing for its potential return to Russia and would be making its case for adopting the ruble, Russian president Putin welcomed the Crimea’s decision to join Russia.