Source: News Bharati English02 May 2016 12:32:49

New Delhi, May 2: At a recently held meeting the Bharatiya Muslim Buddhijivi Manch (Indian Muslim Intellectuals' Forum) welcomed the verdict of acquitting all the Muslim accused held in Malegaon bomb blast case of September 2006.

The meeting organised under the chairmanship of senior RSS functionary Indresh Kumar raised some very pertinent questions to the Muslim community and asked them to reconsider their position vis-a-vis their support to the Congress party that falsely implicated the innocent Muslims and Hindus in Malegaon case.

The Muslims in India had always looked at the Congress as their sole saviour and remained suspicious about the RSS and BJP, who in fact, have been the best friends of the Muslims in India.

Malegaon is in Maharashtra and at the time of the blast, the state was under the Congress rule. The same party was ruling at the centre also. Some Hindus are also implicated in this case who were later acquitted by the investigating agencies.

The forum raised a question that the court of the land acquitted Muslims and Hindus who were implicated in this case one after other by the government. This meant that the government of that period was playing a very dirty game of engaging Muslims and Hindus with each other. These Muslims were implicated during the Congress rule while they were acquitted during the BJP rule –both in the state and at the centre. The Muslims must ponder over the reality: Who is their true friend? Congress or RSS-BJP?

The Forum also analysed the communal riots in the country based on the information received through the RTI. According to the Home Ministry report, during the tenure of the first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, 243 riots occurred in 16 states between 1950 and 1964. During the tenure of Indira Gandhi 15 states experienced 337 incidents of communal riots.

Since 1984 to 2012, there were 26817 incidents that claimed the lives of 12902. Rajiv Gandhi was PM since 1984-89. This period recorded 4187 incidents of communal violence taking the toll of 2854. During V P Singh’s regime, there were 2593 communal riots in which 1853 people were killed.

With a brief six-month interruption of Chandrasekhar’s Samajwadi Party, PV Narasimha Rao of Congress came to power in 1991 June and remained in power till 1996. In that year, the Congress was ousted from the power. In between 1991 and 1996, the country recorded 8758 incidents of communal riots taking the toll of 4774.

Congress was defeated by Janata Dal in 1996. This government remained in power till 1998 March. In this period, there were 728 riots which took the toll of 209. In 1997 and 1998, there were 1480 communal incidents that killed 475 people.   

The Congress rode back to power in 2004 and Manmohan Singh became the Prime Minister. In the 8 years of his rule, the country witnessed 6086 incidents of communal violence in which 991 people were killed.

Against this background of communal riots and violence, it is the Muslims who have to take the decision as to whom they should rely more upon? In whose hands their future is secured—with the secular Congress or the one that is branded as anti-Muslim, Indresh Kumar asked the gathering.

The Indian Muslim Intellectual Forum also reviewed the scams since 1960 and said that it was impossible to gauge the level of corruption indulged in by the so-called secular parties and their leaders. Had this money been spent on country’s development projects, each and every citizen of India would have been the happiest person now and India would have topped the list of the developed countries of the world. But this did not happen and the entire responsibility of India’s backwardness rests with the Congress party, the Forum stated.

Taking a very serious view of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s recent statement of making India free of RSS (“Sangh-Mukt Bharat”), the Muslim Intellectuals asked whether Nitish Kumar knew the real meaning of “Sangh”?

The “Sangh” has spread to the nook and corner of the country spreading the message of nationalism and patriotism in every Indian. It also imbibes pride for Indian culture, traditions and heritage and inspires the society to conserve and protect them. They serve the society, the downtrodden, the neglected sections of the society and try to bring them at par with the other sections.

Does Nitish Kumar want to destroy all this positive effort and take the country back to the old days again? Does the Chief Minister want to make India free of patriots and lovers of the motherland? Nitish Kumar is chief minister of a state like Bihar which needs maximum attention on development. It would be better if he concentrated on the development of his state than making India ‘RSS-free’.

The Forum sarcastically advised Nitish Kumar to seek refuge once again in the RSS and BJP to imbibe nationalism and patriotism.