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Militancy and Polarization of Indian Society – Unveiling the Reality

By: Syed Ali Haisum Bukhari

With the fastly changing global scenario, world over intellectual people firmly believe and talking about interfaith harmony, peace, prosperity and humanity. But ironically, Narindra Modi and his comrades are yet drastically pursuing their nefarious hindutva (Hinduism) ideology through cohesive means e.g. state terrorism. It has also now become obvious to the global and regional players that Indian government is fully exploiting its powers to bulldoze houses of the Muslim minorities, banning mosques (but opening cinemas) and judicial system is following the law of punishing the poor. The venomous hindutva thoughts are now getting outreach and the recent Hindu Muslim skirmishes in Leicester, UK exhibit its repercussions. The growing tendency of hindutva militancy is need to be timely curbed before it spreads in EU and Middle East countries.

Perhaps, hindutva tycoons are not analyzing that Hindu Muslims lived together for centuries; they have close bondage and sharing of the culture of subcontinent. Moreover, there are 200 million Muslims besides other minorities in India, so there is no other option except to accept them as an Indian nationals and brotherhood should prevail. However, BJP is preparing for gradual genocidal massacres of Muslims and other minorities.

The evil practice of hindutva forces especially for training of their youth for sabotage and militancy especially before the elections is no more secret and cat is out of the box. The recent affidavit of a long-time pracharak (preacher, worker) has made startling revelations about the involvement of Indian army in training Hindu militants in bomb-making, testing, and detonation.

His magnum opus of realities unmasks the ugly face of the Rashtriya Swayemsevak Sangh (RSS), Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and the Bajrang Dal (caught red-handed in imparting military training with live arms to students in Hindu-managed schools in Maharashtra). It was further revealed that a three-day camp was organized in a resort at the foot of Sinhagad fort. About 20 youths from Aurangabad, Jalgaon, Nanded and other places in Maharashtra participated in the training.

The trainees were given material like 3-4 kinds of explosive powders, pieces of pipes, wires, bulbs, watches etc. for preparing bombs”. The trainees were taken to a remote forest location to practice using the bombs. The bomb with the timer was placed in a small pit dug by the trainees, which was then filled with dirt and large boulders before the explosive was set off.

It was further revealed that after the training, Himanshu caused three blasts in the Marathwada region of Maharashtra. He had a plan to cause a major blast in the main mosque in Aurangabad and while making a bomb for that blast he lost his life in Nanded.

It has been learned that Milind Parande was the mastermind of the conspiracy for nationwide bombings. Shinde was chosen for this project as the RSS and BJP leaders trusted his ability to trigger 500 to 600 countrywide blasts. In addition to “Garjana” in Maharashtra, “Hindu Yuva Chhatra Parishad” in Jammu-Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Assam, and UP, “Shri Ram Sena” in Karnataka, and senior leaders like Tapan Ghosh in West Bengal, he interacted with all of these groups.

BJP won the elections, making Narendra Modi third time prime minister basing on the hindutva ideology. In fact, RSS is the parent organization and the ideological backbone to a host of Hindutva groups including the ruling BJP. In his affidavit, Shinde claims top right-wing leaders were involved in Nanded Blast.

According to the affidavit, Shinde was involved with the RSS since 1990 when he was 18. He went to Jammu in 1994 after reading that Hindus were being killed in the state, and Indresh Kumar, an RSS veteran, appointed him as the “vistarak’ (a post in the RSS) of Rajauri and Jawaharnagar. In 1995, Shinde was arrested for slapping former chief minister Farooq Abdullah but was bailed out. He was acquitted in 1998.

Shinde states in his affidavit that the bomb blasts had a political motive. They were intended to polarize Hindu voters against Muslims. “For selecting the boys for this purpose, there was a state-level meeting of VHP in Thane (Maharashtra). In that meeting, the applicant got introduced to one Himanshu Panse of Nanded. At that time Himanshu Panse was the full-time worker of the VHP in Goa. He and his seven friends were selected for training. The applicant took Himanshu and his s friends to Jammu. There they received training in modern weaponry from the Indian Army jawans.

“For selecting the boys for this purpose, there was a state-level meeting of VHP in Thane (Maharashtra). In that meeting, the applicant got introduced to one Himanshu Panse of Nanded. At that time Himanshu Panse was the full-time worker of the VHP in Goa. He and his seven friends were selected for training.

Anti-terrorist court’s findings also substantiate that much of what Shinde has alleged in his affidavit is part of the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad’s first charge sheet in the case. The charge sheet revealed that Panse had gone to a resort in “Sinhagad near Pune for training in making pipe bombs from a man named Mithun Chakraborty”. Moreover, Sanatkumar Ragvithal Bhate, a retired Navy officer from Pune, had also reportedly told the anti-terrorism squad that Parade had asked him to “train his activists in the use of gelatine sticks at a camp in the city”.

Basing on the above revelations in the affidavit, Congress leaders Pawan Khera and Digvijaya Singh tweeted the affidavit saying that the revelation from the former RSS worker has exposed the right-wing organization. Shinde completed the RSS training course and undertook various sabotage and militant activities for gaining political mileage for BJP.

Astonishingly, the Indian government is silent about Shinde’s revelations and realities. It has now crystalized that the anti-Muslim frenzy generated through bomb blasts catapulted Narendra Modi to power in the previous elections. Therefore there is a dire need for the UNO, global and regional power to timely look into the hindutva anti-minority ideology and curbed the growing hate mongering policies before it gets its outreach to Europe, Middle East and other regions besides destroying the domestic front.