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Indian Muslims know what is going on in Kashmir only too well — their will is being broken

For long, it was said Muslims from rest of India don't identify with the cause of Kashmiri Muslims. But that appears to be changing under Modi.

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The removal of Article 370 that gave Kashmir special status has brought upon us a new divide. No, the division is not political. It is no longer about Right vs Centre vs Left, or about Modi supporters vs opposition. It is, in all likelihood, about Muslims vs the rest, something that most Indians don’t want to say but know all too well. The ominous signs of Muslims being reduced to second-class citizens in India become more obvious by the day.

Muslims understand what is going on in Kashmir only too well.

The Don Quixote Syndrome

Statements like ‘Kashmir Hamara Hai’ are being thrown around like confetti by the Right-wing ecosystem. The delirious celebration over the stripping away of Kashmir’s autonomy and its special status, as well as the bifurcation of J&K into two UTs, makes one wonder if only Kashmir and not the Kashmiri is considered their own. Plots of land have been won, where non-Kashmiris can sit and sip that salty pink nun-chai and boast about Kashmir being theirs.

It’s much like the Don Quixote Syndrome. Droves of men, and some women, are hell bent on believing that they have taken over a land that had been connivingly kept away from them by the dreamers of Islamic Caliphate, stone-throwers reared for militancy, and Sharia-loving, fatwa-issuing Jihadis. This is straight out of the Islamophobes’ playbook.

Only that this victory is much like Don Quixote fighting the windmills. It’s delusional. The people of Kashmir have been locked up in their homes since 5 August 2019 without any communication with the outside world.

Also read: Should Kashmiris give PM Modi a chance to bring peace and development?

Vande Mataram to Jai Hind

For long, it was said that Muslims from the rest of India do not identify with the cause of the Kashmiri Muslims. But that appears to be changing in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rule, especially after the recent move. Across India, many Muslims that I spoke to are lamenting this blatant razing of constitutional rights of Kashmiris. And they feel this way because they see it all around them. The will of the Muslim as a citizen of this nation seems irrelevant for consideration.

The abrogation of Article 370 for Kashmir is similar to the verbal and physical violence that Muslims have to go through – on the streets and in WhatsApp groups – for refusing to chant Vande Mataram or Jai Shri Ram.

What’s overlooked is that Kashmiri Muslims, all this while, kept saying Jai Hind by being a part of the elections that brought them into the Indian political mainstream. The last government in Kashmir, ironically, was a coalition of the pro-Hindutva BJP and Kashmir’s pro-India PDP. In fact, Narendra Modi, in one of his interviews, boasted about the panchayat elections in J&K, which saw a 70-75 per cent voter turnout. All these voters showed their faith in Indian democracy.

Will of the majority

Many say that the curfew in Kashmir is not a first. Kashmiris have faced harsher curfews before. However, they haven’t faced one, in 72 years, where they would only come out of their houses to find out that the autonomy of their land, the identity they held on to so dearly and which was promised to them when Kashmir acceded to India, has been stripped away without even asking them.

The fact is, the nation was given a choice. The BJP in its manifesto promised abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A as part of its Kashmir policy while the Congress assured a review of AFSPA in Kashmir, an act that gives the military unfettered powers to control “disturbed areas”. The people of India, the majority, chose the BJP. It is now the will of this majority that is being thrust upon the Kashmiris.

Buddhist-majority Leh and Hindu-majority Jammu are happy to be out of the mess of the politics of the Valley. But Muslim-dominated Kargil must toe the line of Leh? And Muslim-dominated Kashmir Valley must toe the line of Jammu? So, while Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, BJP MP from Ladakh, speaks fervently in Parliament about how happy Ladakh is with this decision, he clearly only speaks for the majority – the Buddhists. He conveniently overlooks the sentiments of the Muslims in his Lok Sabha constituency that includes Kargil, Zanskar and Nubra besides Leh. And it is applauded, by the majority.

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A little less equal

The will of the people is paramount in a democracy. Today, this translates into the will of the majority in India. But the largest minority in India, approximately 19.5 crore of them, are Muslims. How can they be rendered irrelevant and peripheralised? Whether in Kashmir or the rest of India, Muslims are now being divested of their stake in public policy.

Whether it is the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act, or the criminalisation of Triple Talaq – the anti-Muslim sentiment is demonstrably visible.

I could, under UAPA, be called a terrorist for reading a book that mentions ‘jihad’. But writers like Taslima Nasreen who paint a ghastly picture of Islam, and thus promote anti-Muslim sentiments are given refuge in India. Excerpts of Salman Rusdie’s Satanic Verses are still read out at literature festivals. Extremists from both ends of the spectrum are rarely ever judged by the same yardstick, which is why a terror-accused Hindu fits seamlessly into the Indian parliament.

Muslims are made to feel a little less equal. Take for instance the Jat agitation of 2016. Although the Jats went on a rampage, most media covered it as a “cynical political build up” that spilled over as violence. When Kashmiris do the same and protest for their rights, they’re called terrorists.

And Muslims see through this difference. What others get away with, Muslims can’t.

Endless conversations on the fabled ‘nikah halala’, forced conversions, ‘love jihad’, cow slaughter, paedophilia in madrassas, namaz on roads, azaan through loudspeakers, change of names of cities and roads only solidify the anti-Muslim prejudice. Muslims are belittled and made irrelevant with each passing day, just like the Kashmiris, whose say held no importance in determining the fate of their land.

Kashmir’s pain is not Kashmir’s alone. Every marginalised Indian today feels it. The new social engineering is clear: their will does not matter since they don’t know better.

Who knew, India would one day become
by the majority,
of the majority,
for the majority.

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The author is a political observer and writer. Views are personal.

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  1. Don’t write some fake propagandas ; indirectly you are promoting jihad.

    If you want to write then write about Kashmiri Pandits , ghazwa-e-hind mentioned in Hadith and all other things related to kafir in quran.

  2. Listen moron. Will of the majority, for the majority, by the majority. THAT is democracy moron. Democracy is the will of 51% of the population on the remaining 49 % . Now please learn to live with it. Or go to Pakistan. Actually we must do to muslims in India what happened to hindus in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Kashmir. LOGIC? When you believe in democracy you must believe in Nazism. Adolf Hitler was democratically elected to power

  3. Totally biased. Propagandist article far from the realities of society. No one will take such people seriously, except those who sit on the same side of the fence… and there are a few of those.

  4. ”Millions of Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Jews and Buddhists are also poor, illiterate and oppressed. Do they engage in terrorism, riots and bomb blasts, population explosion and jihad like Muslims do? ” Taslima Nasreen

  5. Muslims follow their religious rituals far more than any other community. And still, Muslims commit more crimes than any other community in every countries in the western world. Any explanation?

  6. ”Muslims are made to feel a little less equal.” Who is responsible for that? Muslims terrorise the Hindus and then expect a bouquet of flowers. That is not possible.

  7. the article written by ZAINAB SIKANDER terming Muslims of this Great Nation as second class citizens is highly objectionable and communal in nature. This country has been secular and equal for all not from 15 Aug 1947 but since 600 B.C. and will ever remain so:

    1. This country became secular when Parsis came and settled here in 600 B.C.
    2. This country remained secular when Greeks invaded and settled here in 323 B.C
    3. This country remained secular when Buddhism and Jainism came into being and flourished here around 300 B.C.
    4. This country remained secular when Islam came in form of Turks and Mughals who invaded, butchered and killed, ruled did forcible conversions and then settled here from 1100 A.D. onwards.
    5. This country remained secular when Christians came and settled here in 1498 A.D. and onwards (Vasco Digama)
    6. This country remained secular when Sikhism evolved under Guru Gobind Singh in the 15 th century and flourished here.
    7. This country remained secular when Christians (British) again came, did mass conversions and settled here from 17 century onwards.
    8. This country remained Secular when Tibetians and Buddhists again came and settled here since 1959.

    Journalists like ZAINAB SIKANDER are a few and far between who have always tried to paint a false and a twisted picture of the true reality. After all which country does not have ethnic problems. Just look around the World from New Zealand to US and Great Britain to South Africa. This Great Nation of ours have a inherent age old and imbedded ‘Sanskriti and an Ethos’ that is beyond comprehension of narrow minded journalist like Zainab Sikander. Some one has said so beautifully about INDIA:

    ” Kuch toh Baat hai kee Hasti Mit Tee Nahee Hamaree,
    Yun Toh Raha hai Dushman Daure Zamaan Hamaraa”.

  8. Jamyang Tsering Namgyal is fighting for his people who were ignored when the 2 dynasties paid lip service. Who stopped you from sending in proper representatives to claim a stake. Blame your own puppets and not others. Life is very easy when you don’t take responsibility. But it will bite you back sooner than you realize in the real world. Even given all powers what can we look forward to but you guys fighting with Pakistan and asking India to intervene or you will surrender to Pak lock stock and barrel.

  9. Mr. ZAINAB SIKANDER, Touch you heart and answer the following question:
    Had the situation been the reverse with a 80% majority of Muslims and 20% minority Hindus in India, how much democracy, secularism and other ideals you guys preach would have survived in India? Would you have allowed any constitution or more conveniently followed Shariat Law based on which Hindus will be called Infidels? How many Hindus would have withstood state’s pressure to convert to Islam? Would the Hindu population have increased on decreased?
    Even in this so called secular set up with a constitution that is supposed to be applicable for every citizen, Muslims in India are exempted from Uniform Civil code, triple talaq (till recently) etc. Let us just go by our history, even when Hindus were a majority during the Mughal empire, how did the minority Muslims who were ruling the Hindus treated them? Most of the temples were razed, of course there were some exceptions in Mughal emperors who didn’t disturb the Hindus.

  10. “The Print” at best on the divisive policy. Get well soon Ms. Sikander ! May Allah give you some common sense.

  11. Such articles and writers should be punished for creating commual riots and religious problems, there are laws for it. These scumbags should be taught a lesson. Don’t worry this will be addressed at the right forum quickly.

  12. ISI agent who travels abroad and shops for fancy things using ISI money. Where is the word Kashmiri pandit mentioned anywhere in the article?

    • she is responsible for hindu massacre in kashmir n is acting like an apologist … she needs to be identified as religious bigot and nothing else … sh likes pedophilia n nikahal halala n is supporting the same …

  13. These urban naxals show hypocrisy by painting small feuds into Hindu Muslim matters and now writing an article full of hindu Muslim hate mongering. Don’t listen to these paki agents. Article 370 is not a matter of Hindu -Muslim it is a matter of the future of kashmir and its people and their development.

  14. So the author believes that muslims should have special rights. In Jammu and Kashmir, non-muslims form about 30-35% of the population. When an ethnic cleansing and genocide was conducted by the Kashmiris against the Pandits, none of these so called “liberals” ever spoke a word or talked about what needs to be done to get back the Pandits (more than 5 lakh of them). However at that time (assuming all muslims want 370 which I think is not correct) the muslim majority views are ok but the minority views need not be taken into account, look at the hypocrisy of the author. At that time, the rights of the minorities did not matter. They (Kashmiris) did nothing for 70 years for their minorities, in fact they cleansed the valley of their minorities. I don’t understand why muslims in rest of India should consider 370 the way the rest of the population view it, which is it is fascist and derogatory for Indians. How is it ok for some people in the country to have special laws while the rest cannot ..Please do not equate article 370 with 371 as they are distinct and mostly 371 deals with tribes being protected in their forested areas. This does not apply to J&K where the population exceeds 1 crore. To compare that with Sikkim (population of 5 lakh) or Nagaland is downright stupid. Why do some muslims like this author have a victim mindset? Also I think print and all other magazines should talk about the hypocrisy of such authors who talk one way when it suits them and talk the exact opposite again when it suits them. If the Kashmiris who act holier than thou, were so good, they wouldn’t have cleansed the valley of their minorities. Its been 30 years since the ethnic cleansing and no action was taken to get back their minorities. To cry now is plain stupid. They should have expected this will happen.

    • What is amazing about this? Oh I get it – You don’t want “Special Rights” because you are muslim? While others can go bite the dust because you are Muslim?

  15. As long as Zainaba can’t identify herself as a human, it is a waste in writing.
    Indians care about India and it’s people. India cannot waste money on the blackmailing family politicians and Pakistan sponsored terrorists any more. They want J & K people to be treated like any other Indians. The amount of hatred spread by terrorists in Kashmir and rest of India is clearly visible in her article. We need a unified India.

  16. I posted a comment. It appeared at the appropriate place & vanished for so called Moderation. Are you trying to curb my freedom of expression.????

    • Buddhist Hindu = No problem in living
      Hindu Christian = No problem in living,
      Hindu Jewish = No problem in living,
      Christian atheist = No problem in living,
      Atheist Buddhist = no problem,
      Buddhist Sikh = no problem,
      Sikh Hindu = no problem,
      Confucius Hindu = no problem,
      Now pay a little more attention …

      Muslim Hindu = Problem
      Muslim Buddhist = Problem
      Muslim Christian = Problem
      Muslim Jews = Problem
      Muslim Sikh = Problem
      Muslim Baha’is = problem
      Muslim Atheist = Problem
      Muslim Muslim = VERY VERY BIG PROBLEM !

  17. Dear Mrs Zainab, Allow me to say that Indian Muslims in General & Kashmiri Muslims in particular are living a very safe & comfortable life, as compared to anywhere in the world. Living in Delhi & having married a Dubai based American, you even chose to oppose Triple Talaaq Bill.?? Shows your hypocracy. Removal of Art 370 is in the best interest of the Kashmir & its citizens. Only time will tell. But by writing such articles in India, you are only inciting the people, an act which will find you in jail in any other country.

  18. There is a limit to the tolerance of hindus, learn to deal with it. Muslims can’t change demography and then demand all kinds of special provisions as they gain majorities in sub-regions. Pakistan and Bangladesh were created for people who couldn’t live with a hindu majority, we have had enough of being emotionally blackmailed for seventy years by people who hate us.

  19. MDisascumbag: you really do live up to that name, the amount of anti Muslim quotes you seem to cut and paste from different articles, leads me to believe that you deed off these kind of stories…. you are a troll. Quoting Evangelical missionaries like dr. peter hammond, who are the Christian version of Islamic extremism is rich. Christian missionaries from white Europe created this problem in tbe first place. Ghandis vision was one India for all, but white Christians who came into our country with the divide and rule policy that you exercised around the workd, made sure that we would have tbe problems we see now, just because we fought for our independance. So bog off scum bag and concentrate on your own country, these are internal matters between us Indians.

  20. A biased article. No facts or logic .. pure hatred . Some of the lines show writers poor knowledge about the valley and kargil in specific.
    1. The heading itself is flawed. It says Indian Muslims.. so … are the muslims from other countries different.. the religion i believed was always same .. no one address indian hindu etc. The one who do have darker motives

    2. The fact that modi had made it clear about article 370 long ago and yet he was chosen by all actually presents the real picture on ground not wht the author is trying hard to potray.. also 19.76 cr is not minority in the country .. others are .. dont make religion minority … community like Jat.. gorkha yes… And yes community like gorkha do have muslims too ..
    So please educate yourself and stop making religion a minority.. tomorrow u ll start asking reservation in the name of religion

    3. Overall a shoddy work. I really am getting a feeling as if Print is purely a work of bias. Pl present fact and truth.. dont give views give news .. let us ..the readers decide what is rong or right.. its notyour job .. your job is to just present unbiassed facts

    Hope it changes …

  21. You have brilliantly punched untruths, half-truths and blatant lies with a insignificant percentage of truth.

    1. ‘The will of the Muslim as a citizen of this nation seems irrelevant for consideration.”————————On the contrary, lakhs and lakhs of Muslim women and truly liberal Muslim men firmly support Modi-led BJP after the passage of criminalization of triple talaq bill.

    2. It must be state loud and clear that Kashmir’s accession to India had no pre-condition. Article 370 and Article 35-A were added by Nehru 5 years late to placate Sheikh Abdulla.

    The author must know that this so-called liberal, secular propaganda won’t work anymore. Nowadays, people have access to information from neutral sources.

  22. You are a provocative writer… Reason i say this is I sense a lot of rage and you are making 370 about religion when it should not be… If you reside anywhere within the republic of India… And can write such a piece, you’re living in a democracy… If you don’t want to say Jai Hind, atleast say Vande Mataram… That’s fine too… Are you willing to say that… Last I heard there was resentment even for that. The liberandus… The psudeo intellectuals who bend over backwards to sjow they are so cool are Infact the most narrow minded ones. Instead we should all recognize that this is a country with various religious communities and everyone should practice there religion privately… No preaching pls. This is sending India backwards… And a total dislike for this piece.

  23. What the heck ! Sikander doesn’t like the idea of Muslims of valley toeing the line of Jammu but for last 70 years Jammu was toeing the line of Muslims of valley. Why Muslims world over cannot be simply citizens of those countries rather than Muslims .

    • I think you’ll find that most muslims actually are, they go to work in tbe morning, come home in the evening and spend time with family, then ready to go again tbe next day……. but you seemed to have swallowed a lot of tbe news you see in the media and then regurgitate it out on comments pages like this.

      • This is one complaint most western society has against Muslims. They rarely assimilate and they hate western culture but they never hesitate to take all freebies those societies can offer.

  24. Problem with people like Zinab is that she is not “Indian” Muslim – she is just a Muslim born in India. If one were an “Indian” Muslim, one would look at things in a rational perspective. Like how India already has MANY districts that are Muslim majority districts – where Muslims are the No 1 majority, where Muslims practice their religion without fear and sometimes even impose on others through loud speakers and what not. An “Indian” Muslim would also realize that no matter how much the Kashmiris themselves say “heaven on earth” – no Indian wants to go and settle there among a hostile population with terrorists and curfews when they can enjoy freedom in the rest of India. An “Indian” Muslim would realize that for India – a secular republic whose constitution protects all religions, it is not possible for one “religion” to claim “special rights” simply because they are Muslim ! And also as a culture, while Kashmiri culture is unique, the claim that by joining India they will lose that culture is total nonsense as any “Indian” Muslim will realize when he looks at the vast diversity and unique cultures in India.

    Unfortunately Zinab Sikander is not an “Indian” Muslim – she is just a Muslim born in India who neither recognizes nor feels any ties to the land or the culture of India.

    • ……Unfortunately Zinab Sikander is not an “Indian” Muslim – she is just a Muslim born in India…

      Well…. that just sums up India today, it’s why the BJP Hindu Nationalists are in charge.

      • Muslims are Muslims first, their nationality comes far below down the line, specially when they live in a non-Muslim country. this is true not only for India or Israel, but every non-Muslim countries in the western world.

  25. If Zainab Sikander believes Muslims are being discriminated against, he is free to go to the two countries that the Muslims created for themselves by carving up India: Pakistan and Bangladesh.
    As for the Print, it needs to publish articles on the daily discrimination suffered by Hindus in Pakistan and Bangladesh.

    • And if Hindu’s under the a non-BJP regime felt discriminated against would you have said they are be free to go to the Hindu Kingdom, Nepal? No? Nice try Bobby.

      • ” Hindu’s under the a non-BJP regime felt discriminated against .. ”

        Therefore they packed Congress led by Christian lady with Muslim & Christian advisor putting Sikh face as PM was sent packing, once option became available. Let Muslims use their vote.

      • Nepal was not part of India carved out as homeland for Hindus, while Pakistan & Bangladesh were part of British India carved out as homeland for South Asian Muslims as response to agitation by North Indian Muslims, as opposed to Punjabi or Pathan Muslims. These North Indian Muslims were called Hindwa by people in North-west frontier.

        So Robert is justified in his point, while you are totally off mark.

        • Did I miss the part where Bob suggested anyone using their vote? Because it sounded like he was asking citizens to leave their country.

          • Issue here is that Zainab is asking Indian Muslims to support Kashmiris , in spite of the fact that Indian Muslims can not buy property in Kashmir while Kashmiris can in India, only because they are Muslims.

            It would be like Robert asking Hindus to buy from some merchants in spite of them charging more than the other merchants only because they are Hindus.

            He is just emphasizing that India does not need such communal people, may be Pakistan can use such people.

          • No, Harry. The issue is that when someone advocates that citizens who feel marginalized ought to politically mobilize, someone like Robert suggests that they get out of the country, thereby furthering their sense of marginalization. When enough people do that, obviously the community at the receiving end (which much like every other community is made up of diverse and often contrary opinions and political persuasions) feels threatened. His arguments are at best misguided and at worst pernicious.

            And don’t throw the red herring property rights argument around please. If folks supported each other based simply on reciprocal property rights then no one would stand up for the rights of Nagas, Maniupris, folks from Sikkim, parts of Himachal and even Andhra among many others.

          • Robert’d dad, Anybody can feel marginalized, when they see somebody doing better than themselves. So feeling marginalized is an emotional issue. Actual discrimination is separate issue. In that case all right minded people should support the victim.

            Society need productive people wanting to live in harmony with others. It is not bad idea to tell such emotionally angry people to move to other country, to see the reality that how much better off they were and come back as reformed persons starting new life to appreciate what they have got.

          • You’re right Harry, society does need productive people wanting to live in harmony with others. Ol’ Bob sounds like he doesn’t want to live in harmony with anyone who feels aggrieved (as evidenced by his essential eff off to the author). It appears that he’s a little “emotionally angry”.

            So, as you suggest, should we ask him to go somewhere else, see how much better off he is living in a country where people who feel aggrieved use the free press and democratic process to attempt to redress wrongs and then return as a reformed person?

          • Bob is common man. He is not writing an article in news paper inciting people, Muslims in India, who has nothing to gain by fighting for Kashmir. The only person Bob has incited is you. Nepal has nothing to do with India, it was never part of India, while Pakistan is created as homeland for Indian Muslims. So it make sense to suggest Zainab to try Pakistan.

            If you want to send Bob first you have to create a separate homeland from Indian territory. Zainab can not be asked to move to Saudi Arabia or Iraq or Syria. He can only be asked to move to Pakistan or Bangladesh, since as Indian he can claim to have given them territory..

          • Oh, I’m sorry, I thought maybe after over 70 years of the Republic Bob and you might have reconciled with the fact that constitutionally and socially India is for all Indians and they have a right to express their grievances and love for their country as they please.

            Clearly that’s not the India you believe in, which is insulting to the idea of the beautiful and diverse country that India is and certainly not in keeping with the spirit of its constitution. As far as inciting people, perhaps Bob and you ought to consult a mirror before casting stones.

            PS. I re-read the article and again I must have missed where she incited anyone to fight about anything, so maybe stop using the transparently cheap rhetorical tactic of throwing out a strawman statement to beat down. It may be convenient but it’s not the truth.

          • Robert’s dad, it appear that you are not clear about few facts:

            Pakistan was carved out of India as homeland for Muslims. Since it was created on the name of Indian Muslims, so morally every Indian Muslim has right to live in Pakistan.

            Of course Pakistanis would not want that and their supporters in India simply want to forget that fact.

            People like you are trying to swindle Indians, both Hindus & Muslims, for the benefit of Pakistan by using constitution. I am supporter of rights of Indian Muslims to live in Kashmir as well as in Pakistan., so that extremely poor Indian Muslims can move to Pakistan to economically better off themselves without losing Indian citizenship.

          • Straight out of the Nagpur troll school playbook. When logic, reason, legal frameworks and facts fail, resort to name calling. Everyone sees you, kid. I’d say have a nice day, but I know you wont.

          • What has Nagpur to do with Muslims looking only after their own self -interest? They want pound for their flesh. If Hindus have become smarter and look after their own interest, why do you expect Muslims to stay where they were in 1947 and taken for ride? You take Indian Muslim to be fools, but you are mistaken.

    • Bangladesh has managed to reduce their Hindu population from 20 percent in 1971 to 8 percent today. In another thirty years there will be no more Hindu there. Same story is in Pakistan. And then some Muslims talk of secularism and democracy. Even horses would laugh.

  26. As islam expands, it’s doesn’t grow tolerant, but becomes aggressive and violent!
    – As long as the Muslim population remains around or under 2% in any given country, they will be for the most part be regarded as a peace-loving minority, and not as a threat to other citizens. This is the case in:
    United States — Muslim 0.6%
    Australia — Muslim 1.5%
    Canada — Muslim 1.9%
    China — Muslim 1.8%
    Italy — Muslim 1.5%
    Norway — Muslim 1.8%

    At 2% to 5%, they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups, often with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs.
    This is happening in:
    Denmark — Muslim 2%
    Germany — Muslim 3.7%
    United Kingdom — Muslim 2.7%
    Spain — Muslim 4%
    Thailand — Muslim 4.6%

    From 5% on, they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population. For example, they will push for the introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature halal on their shelves — along with threats for failure to comply. This is occurring in:
    France — Muslim 8%
    Philippines — 5%
    Sweden — Muslim 5%
    Switzerland — Muslim 4.3%
    The Netherlands — Muslim 5.5%
    Trinidad & Tobago — Muslim 5.8%

    At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves (within their ghettos) under Sharia, the Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islamists is to establish Sharia law over the entire world.

    When Muslims approach 10% of the population, they tend to increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions. In Paris, we are already seeing car burnings. Any non-Muslim action offends Islam, and results in uprisings and threats, such as in Amsterdam, with opposition to Mohammed cartoons and films about Islam. Such tensions are seen daily, particularly in Muslim sections, in:
    Guyana — Muslim 10%
    India — Muslim 13.4%
    Israel — Muslim 16%
    Kenya — Muslim 10%
    Russia — Muslim 15%

    After reaching 20%, nations can expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings, and the burnings of Christian churches and Jewish synagogues, such as in:
    Ethiopia — Muslim 32.8%

    At 40%, nations experience widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks, and ongoing militia warfare, such as in:
    Bosnia — Muslim 40%
    Chad — Muslim 53.1%
    Lebanon — Muslim 59.7%

    From 60%, nations experience unfettered persecution of non-believers of all other religions (including non-conforming Muslims), sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia law as a weapon, and jizya, the tax placed on infidels, such as in:
    Albania — Muslim 70%
    Malaysia — Muslim 60.4%
    Qatar — Muslim 77.5%
    Sudan — Muslim 70%

    After 80%, expect daily intimidation and violent jihad, some state-run ethnic cleansing, and even some genocide, as these nations drive out the infidels, and move toward 100% Muslim, such as has been experienced and in some ways is on-going in:
    Bangladesh — Muslim 83%
    Egypt — Muslim 90%
    Gaza — Muslim 98.7%
    Indonesia — Muslim 86.1%
    Iran — Muslim 98%
    Iraq — Muslim 97%
    Jordan — Muslim 92%
    Morocco — Muslim 98.7%
    Pakistan — Muslim 97%
    Palestine — Muslim 99%
    Syria — Muslim 90%
    Tajikistan — Muslim 90%
    Turkey — Muslim 99.8%
    United Arab Emirates — Muslim 96%
    100% will usher in the peace of ‘Dar-es-Salaam’ — the Islamic House of Peace. Here there’s supposed to be peace, because everybody is a Muslim, the Madrasses are the only schools, and the Koran is the only word, such as in:

    Afghanistan — Muslim 100%
    Saudi Arabia — Muslim 100%
    Somalia — Muslim 100%
    Yemen — Muslim 100%

    Unfortunately, peace is never achieved, as in these 100% states the most radical Muslims intimidate and spew hatred, and satisfy their blood lust by killing less radical Muslims, for a variety of reasons.

    Source Book: Slavery, Terrorism and Islam: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat, written by Dr. Peter Hammond

  27. The islamic cult sanctions its believers to deceive and lie to further their faith. According to quran and its hadiths, muslims are instructed to do it in several ways: al muruna (misdirection), al kitman (the use half-truths or misquote), al tawriya (creative lying) and al taqiyya (outright lying). That’s islam 101 for its imams, mullah, and sheikhs (preachers). So, no surprises there! If a muslim says he is a true believer, then you know he’s going to lie through his teeth!

    Tawriya – deceit by ambiguity
    Taqiyya- deceit for purpose of spreading islam
    Kitman- deceit by omission
    Muruna – deceit by temporary suspension of sharia
    Darura – deceit through necessity
    Taysir – deceit through facilitation
    From: Reliance of the traveler (English version of Islamic Jurisprudence)

  28. How does bringing awareness about Nikha halala is taken to muslim prejudice? Why’s it ‘fabled’, when the practice is instructed in quran and Sahih Hadiths and is still followed faithfully in the country? Desperate divorced women are getting financially and sexually exploited by sadistic imams in the name of religious rules. How is it bringing awareness to the horrible practice a crime?

    Quran (2:230) – “So if a husband divorces his wife (irrevocably), He cannot, after that, re-marry her until after she has married another husband and He has divorced her…”

    Sahih Bukhari (063:190) – muhammad tells a woman that she cannot return to her first husband until she has sexual relations with another man.

    Abu Dawud also confirms this rule in two places: 2192 and 2302.

    Quran (2:229-230) says that divorce and remarriage can only take place twice before the marriage is permanently unlawful.

    In 2017, it was learned that religious scholars in India were being paid to sleep with divorced women in order to satisfy the Quranic requirement.

    In 2018, a woman in India was impregnated by her father-in-law during Nikah Halala (she was subsequently thrown out of the house by her husband because of this).

    That same year another Indian woman tried to satisfy Nikah Halala by sleeping with another man after her husband had divorced her. When her husband found out, he slit her throat and mutilated her genitalia.

    Yet another woman had acid thrown on her when she refused to sleep with her brother-in-law.

    Moreover, according to the islamic website al-islam.org, the islamic term for marriage, “Nikah” literally means sexual intercourse. There’s no marriage in islam.

    The supply of insulin has fallen drastically in the valley, this is a life and death situation for Type 1 diabetics, in Srinagar many pharmacies had run out, due to initial wave of panic buying, the supply from distributor from Jammu has not arrived and there is no news.
    An Air India passenger sent a text on reaching Delhi a message from brother that mother is barely managing to survive, to save insulin she is injecting 20m per day instead of 60m. She has only five days supply of medicine left. I am desperately gathering money to fly to Srinagar from Delhi with a supply of insulin on Wednesday.
    I shudder to think of what the insulin situation will be for the thousands of Type I diabetic people who cannot make it. They will just die.
    We are pushing Kashmir back Ito the medieval ages, this is cruel and barbaric, if any reader knows anyone high up in the BJP please appraise them, do not let people die. Have mercy and humanity.

  30. I am not sure if the author is old or she is young. I presume the latter who believe in the golden of the Mughals and now think like Jinnah – who reportedly told the British that since they took India from the Muslims, it is their duty to return it to them. Be as it may, thinking superior is good. making wild statements is not. I am not a Muslim. I am a proud Indian born in the Military establishment of India. For 14-years until 1988, I slogged to create an India that is independent of worldly influence. But precious years were lost. We were slaves and unwelcome in the era of the Congress where sycophants found recognition. It is this recognition that Indian Muslims exploited to their hilt election after election – making themselves a law unto themselves, running diktats and fatwas and increasing aggressiveness at remaining isolated from the mainstream when “love jihad” was not in the dictionary. By 1990 Muslims found expression to accuse India – meaning Hindus – was there enemy be it Kashmir or Kerala. The blasts in Mumbai in 1993 an act of terror hardly finds mention in social corrective action by Muslims but blasts in Malegaon does win many supporters – specifically lawyers who get paid for waking SC open at 3am. Who pays for their services? I wonder when rationale will become the nations thought.

  31. In India even this communal piece by the author gets a platform! When Muslims were in power for centuries and repressive to the majority, that is okay, But a few years of Modi”s rule is unbearable? Muslim rulers vandalized all places of worship of Hindus, hardly any temple is intact in Kashmir (Martand, Sharda Peeth) . Ram temple, Krishnabhoomi in Mathura, Kashi Vishwanath, Somnath all were defiled, Hindus are still fighting democratically for 70 years and asking their Muslim brethren to give back atleast Ram Janambhoomi for worship.. Yet Muslims are the victims?
    Please publish this for the author to read.

  32. The author is highly communal, when Muslims were in power for centuries and repressive to the majority, that is okay, But a few years of Modi”s rule is unbearable? Muslim rulers vandalized all places of worship of Hindus, hardly any temple is intact in Kashmir (Martand, Sharda Peeth) is intact. Ram temple, Krishnabhoomi in Mathura, Kashi Vishwanath, Somath all were defiled, Hindus are still fighting democratically for 70 years and asking their Muslim brethren to give back atleast Ram Janambhoomi for worship.. Yet Muslims are the victims?

  33. God created Muslims as special beings. So when the special favours are withdrawn, they feel insulted and deprived. How can the super-duper Muslims be on par with other communities?

  34. Well “by the majority, of the majority, for the majority.”=democracy. All citizen with equal rights , no part of land or group of people should have false exception of being something special to have more rights than others. India has many different languages and culture without any separate legal status..Tamil Nadu, Orissa, etc.. That logic holds across the world look at USA , when states in south wanted to separate a bloody long war started and conducted till seceding states were defeated and they unconditionally surrendered. All states are open to all citizens for any citizen to buy assets and live in any state. Drama of special-ness needs to end.

  35. “by the majority, of the majority, for the majority.”=democracy. All citizens with equal rights , no part of land or group of people should have false exception of being something special to have more rights than others. India has many different languages and culture without any separate legal status..Tamil Nadu, Orissa, etc.. That logic holds across the world btw ,look at USA when states in south wanted to separate or Azadi a bloody long war started and conducted till seceding states were defeated with millions killed and southern states unconditionally surrendered. All states in USA are open to all citizens for any citizen to buy assets and live in any state. Drama of special-ness needs to end too bad so sad someone is no longer ‘special’.

  36. Wasn’t India divided in the name of Religion by THE very same religion? and you had the choice. Now you missed the bus

    • This is classic jihadi speak – full of demagogic rhetoric, sparse in logic and facts. Most Indian Muslims are normal, decent people who just want the same things for their families what all Indians want. Except the mullahs and pampered brats like you who think you deserve special privileges because of your religion. If you want bring your religion outside your home and want to live by your religious laws, you should have gone to Pakistan. Nobody deserves special treatment in India, all are equal. But you can’t seem to take equality because you seem to think you deserve special treatment because of your religion. Those days are over. If you can’t live with the rest of the Indians like equals, feel free to go to one of the “Islamic Republics.”

      • Bro don’t get upset. Please read my opinion again (may be 3-4 times). Then again you think your reply apt to my opinion so be it.

      • Nobody wanted this in 1947, but after living with kashmiris for 72 years – this is what has become the “best solution”. The blame is not all on Indians – you failed as well..

        And lets not talk about “most muslims” – even after 72 years they dont really know if they are Indians first or Muslims first.

      • Wait a minute….. Erm, under the current regime, Hindus are getting special treatment…. at the behest of minorities.

        • How so? Go ahead and tell us Hindus, how we are getting special treatment, and not the Muslims?
          And, what does this have to do with Art 370 and Art 35A anyway?

  37. Also, why muslims always say themselves as largest minority, but will never say as second largest majority? How many sikhs, budhists play minority card? Time for introspection plz.

  38. Madamji, you contradict with urself. When laddakh was part state of J nK, what did happen with buddhists? What u said is correct, its the majority dictating terms, then muslims in J n K did nothing diffetent with people of ladakh? Dont you agree? Similarly, how many indian muslims spoke for the Kasmiri Pandit for what Muslim majority did with them. Kasmiri muslims also have live with this blot on them for what they have done to KPs n other minoroties in the state.

  39. Just read the History.
    You betrayed humanity.
    You killed countless innocent people by just name of Islam.
    A curse given by those innocent began now.
    Now KARMA turned to your side.
    Wait & Watch

  40. You are the one demonstrating the Don Quixote syndrome. There is nothing going on that is against Muslims and stop creating anxiety on ordinary Muslims’ mindset.

    “Whether it is the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act, or the criminalisation of Triple Talaq – the anti-Muslim sentiment is demonstrably visible.”

    No, these are all anti-criminal initiatives, and if you think these are your core values as a Muslim, there lies your problem.

  41. http://sujaiblog.blogspot.com/2007/10/excessive-nationalism-and-blurring-of.html
    Someone wrote this is 2008 and this is 2019, I feel this blog needs to be read by folks before taking a stand on Kashmir. If Shekhar reads this, could you please share your views on nationalism, regionalism and how things have changed over the years.
    This election was historic as people voted for prime minister candidate and not local politicians when they cast vote for LS. A good opposition is a big need to check the government’s policies and decisions. Even though I agree with BJP on lot of things, this burning Kashmir issue should have been discussed and then implemented. Rush decisions are never good but I wish/hope/pray that this decision ends well.

    • Unfortunately discussions would have led us to nowhere. This sounds undemocratic, but the grim situation in. Kashmir necessitated this move.
      You have to factor in potential large scale violence. Modi government has planned everything meticulously.

      • I now have not one but two namesakes on this message board. One calls himself ashok ( pro India, not pro Pakistan ).

  42. Speak for yourself. Most Indian Muslims don’t care or agree.
    We are also aware the police force dying for the country in the valley are Muslims. Not to mention the militants killing so many Muslims.

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