Friday, September 28, 2012

Salafi extremism the emerging threat to peace in the valley

S Ranjan

The Kashmir valley has for long been a victim of the global terrorism being perpetrated in the name of religion. It is the only place in the world that witnessed proliferation of an armed insurgency by international Islamic warriors alongside an extremist Islamic resurrection in Afghanistan. Pakistan being at the centre of both movements was naturally the architect of the violence in both regions, with Saudi Arabia playing a significant role in financially supporting the same.

The tactics mastered by Pakistan in Afghanistan were employed most effectively in Kashmir, with devastating results. As a result, for over two decades, peace has generally eluded the valley even though the situation is far better than what it was when the insurgency was ignited. The last couple of years can be called years of relative peace but definitely not perfect peace, especially in view of the new violence and threats against elected Panchayat leaders, which has prompted many to resign before the impending Panchayat elections.

A far deeper security threat is also emerging in Kashmir. On June 25, the centuries-old shrine of a revered Sufi saint, Dastageer Sahib, caught fire and was soon reduced to ashes. Early investigations suggested that the cause of fire was a short circuit. But on July 16, another Sufi shrine of Baba Haneefuddin, in Budgam, was gutted.

At this, a large number of Kashmir-based newspapers and some Jammu-based dailies likeKashmir Times began hinting at a conspiracy. “This appears a conspiracy. First it was Dastageer Sahib shrine, and now within few days, the Budgam shrine is gutted mysteriously. It cannot be a mishap,” said Zareef Ahmad Zareef, President, Valley Citizen’s Council, as reported by Kashmir Times.

On what basis Zareef Ahmad made this statement remains a mystery, but he made it and some newspapers thought fit to report it. In the month of August, in a rare incident in the valley, a youth was killed in a sectarian riot between Sufis and Salafis. The Valley has been familiar with the killing of Kashmiri pundits and violence between Shia and Sunni sects, but this was the first time violence occurred within the same sect as Salafis and Sufis both follow the Sunni tradition of Islam.

All this points towards something sinister simmering below the surface in Kashmir. It seems as though some people are making a concerted effort to eliminate Sufi shrines and by so doing are targeting the Sufi tradition which is at the core of Kashmiri culture.

Salafism is on the rampage globally. In the last few months, Salafis have desecrated Sufi shrines in many places across the world, from the Caucasus to Arab-Africa to Kashmir and nations in between. Most notable is the desecration of Sufi shrines in Timbuktu, capital of Mali, which is also famous for its Islamic institutions and Sufi shrines. Some shrines figure on the World Heritage list.

Actually, support for violence in Kashmir has declined and fresh recruits are not coming in sufficient numbers to support the terrorist movement. This has led to a decline in the graph of violence in Kashmir. Peace in the valley is testimony of many things; firstly, it tells us that the efforts of the armed forces have paid dividends. Secondly, a majority of people in the valley in last few years have not been supporting Pakistan’s agenda, and finally less and less people look at the gun as an answer to perceived or real issues. However, the moot point is that no organised violence stops suddenly even though a decline in violence has happened.

The perpetrators of violence have now changed tack to sow the seed of fundamental Islamism by promoting the extreme cult of Salafism. This is because around a quarter of Kashmiri people follow the Salafi-Sunni tradition and it is easy to find recruits from this segment. The recruitment on religious grounds was next to zero a decade back, now it is gaining momentum. Saudi money has come hand in hand with Salafi ideology; money has given access to such mosques and madrasas where conversion and indoctrination can be carried out.

Now, the latest tactic is to ride the international Islamic revulsion for the “anti-Islam film” made in America. Undoubtedly, people across the world have condemned the film, but why was the reaction so violent in Kashmir that curfew needed to be imposed? The separatists who knock at the doors of the United Nations for every conceivable reason should have done so in this instance also. What can be achieved by disrupting the lives of the poor people? This incident is being used to the hilt to whip up passions.

These days, people not intimately associated with developments in the valley have started taking peace for granted. They are quite impressed with the rising levels of tourism and economic activity which gives a general impression that the tide has turned.

But if one studies the reality minutely one would realize that this is just a passing phase of relative peace. The religious divide within the Muslim community itself is a new and menacing entrant in the environment and has serious potential to shatter the hard-earned peace.

It is time to identify the changing societal norms and take immediate action to stop the spread of disinformation and communal hatred designed specifically to further a few well known inimical interests. It is also time to understand that the enemies of the valley are planning something. They are working slowly and surely towards another big game. In case the mischief is not nipped in the bud quickly, there could be some serious security consequences.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

India: Anti-US Protests by Some Muslims in Chennai – Analysis

by B. Raman

A group of about 1500 Muslims staged an ugly demonstration outside the US Consulate-General in Chennai on the evening of September 14, 2012, in protest against a derogatory film on Islam and its Holy Prophet produced by an unidentified person in the US.

A video clip from the film with Arabic sub-titles uploaded on to the Internet has led to a series of anti-US demonstrations by Muslims in some countries of the world, with the demonstrations taking violent form in some places. During a demonstration outside the US Consulate in Benghazi in Libya on September 11, 2012, a small group of heavily armed Muslims launched a commando-style attack on the Consulate resulting in the death of the US Ambassador to Libya and three other US officials.

The involvement of the Ansar al-Sharia (Supporters of the Sharia), an affiliate of Al Qaeda, is suspected in the Benghazi attack. The Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), based in Yemen, is also called Ansar al-Sharia. One does not know as yet whether the Ansar suspected in the Benghazi attack is the Yemeni branch of Al Qaeda or whether it is a different organisation of Libyan roots.

The Bengaluru Police are presently interrogating 18 educated Muslim youths arrested in Bengaluru, Hubli, Hyderabad and Maharashtra on charges of conspiring to assassinate a number of Hindu personalities believed sympathetic to the Hindutva movement. According to the Bengaluru Police, the Muslim suspects in their custody were self-motivated by visiting the web site of AQAP in Yemen, also known as the Ansar al-Sharia.

Muslim fundamentalist organisations in Pakistan and West Asia , including the Jamaat-ud-Dawa, the parent organisation of the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LET), responsible for the 26/11 terrorist strikes in Mumbai, had called for world-wide anti-US protest rallies against the film by Muslims after the Friday prayers on September 14.Media reports indicate that there was some response to this call in Jammu & Kashmir. Surprisingly and disquietingly, some Muslims of Chennai appear to have responded to this call after the Friday prayers in a local mosque.

To quote from the report carried by “The Hindu” on the protest rally in Chennai: “ A protest against controversial American film Innocence of Muslims turned violent on Friday when the US Consulate-General on Anna Salai here was attacked by hundreds of protesters who breached police security cordon with ease. A crowd of 1500 people from the Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam (TNMMK) and a few other Muslim outfits targeted the mission. They pelted it with stones, burnt the American flag and pictures of President Barack Obama and damaged CCTV cameras, a police booth and instructions boards for visitors…. A large group raising anti-US slogans marched from outside New College in Royapettah towards the Consulate. Consulate security personnel shut the doors to bar their entry. Iron railings and paintings on the building’s compound wall were ruined. A small group tried to scale the Consulate’s wall on Cathedral Road and damaged the doors and glass panels of the security chamber.”

“The Hindu” has further reported as follows: “The State Intelligence had communicated a specific input on the possibility of an attack on the US Consulate in Chennai. However, the attack on the Consulate caught the police unawares as it was planned and well-organised with the protesters deviating from the original route to reach the target and having come armed with stones. Preliminary investigation revealed that a sizeable number of protesters came from the Tambaram side to join the main group of TMMK agitators. After burning a couple of US flags, they ran towards the Consulate raising slogans and stoned the building. They were joined by a few more youths from the Thousand Lights area.”

The details of what happened in Chennai disturbingly resemble what happened in the Azad Maidan in Mumbai last month and what took place in Benghazi on September 11.While a large number of Muslims were peacefully demonstrating or holding a meeting, small groups of violent Muslim youth entered the scene and tried to indulge in violence. While in Mumbai and Chennai, the Muslim youth who indulged in violence were armed only with stones, in Benghazi they carried rifles and rocket-propelled grenades resulting in fatalities.

South India has had a history of Islamic radicalism. A founding father of the Students’ Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) was from Kerala. During the 1990s, a jihadi terrorist organisation called Al Umma was very active in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. It carried out a number of acts of terrorism in Tamil Nadu, including the serial blasts in Coimbatore in February, 1998, coinciding with a visit of Shri L. K. Advani, the BJP leader, to that town. The Tamil Nadu Police managed to arrest the leaders of the organisation and prosecute them. It has become dormant as a terrorist organisation, but it is believed that some of those presently associated with the TNMMK were originally associated with Al Umma when it was active.

Ten years ago, the Tamil Nadu Police discovered an attempt by a Saudi Arabia based cadre of the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LET) to float a new jihadi organisation in Tamil Nadu called the Muslim Self-Defence Force. It did not make much progress. It was reported that the investigations made by the Police in North India brought out that at least one training/motivational camp of the Indian Mujahideen was held in Kerala.

After the recent anti-Muslim violence in the Rakhine State of Myanmar and our Assam, an organisation based in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, came to notice for disseminating exaggerated accounts of the violence with the help of morphed images. The recent exodus of a large number of our citizens from the North-East working and living in Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad followed dissemination of motivated rumours warning of retaliatory attacks on people from the North-East. The people and cells behind this conspiracy have not yet been identified, arrested and prosecuted. And then, we had the arrest of 18 Muslim suspects with ideological vibrations for AQAP of Yemen.

The chain of developments outlined above indicate a web of Islamic radicalism in the South the full ramifications of which seem to have defied detection by the police and the central intelligence agencies. The well-organised and ugly protests outside the US Consulate in Chennai draw attention to the need to unravel and neutralise this web before it gets out of control and embarks on a path of AQAP style jihadi terrorism.

B. Raman is Additional Secretary (retd), Cabinet Secretariat, Govt. of India, New Delhi, and, presently, Director, Institute For Topical Studies, Chennai and Associate, Chennai Centre 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

500 inmates in Assam relief camps missing, suspected in Bangladesh

At least 500 inmates staying in different relief camps in Dhubri district in Assam have gone missing and are suspected to have crossed over to Bangladesh after authorities started verifying antecedents of the victims of recent clashes between Bodos and immigrant Muslims.

Quoting inputs from intelligence agencies, official sources said at least 500 people living in relief camps fled from Assam after the authorities started checking their identity documents and land records before allowing them to be rehabilitated.

"We have reports that these people have crossed over to Bangladesh fearing detection as they did not have any document to proof their identity of being Indian," a source said.

Initially, there were reports that several thousands of people living in relief camps went missing but after verification it was found that around 500 inmates went missing from relief camps.

Nearly two lakh people affected in recent violence in Bodo-dominated areas are living in around 215 relief camps in Assam.

Meanwhile, in order to deal with the growing demand for detection of illegal immigrants, Assam government has asked the Union Home Ministry to allow setting up of 64 additional tribunals for detection of foreigners.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Changing face of terror

The arrest of several educated, well-placed youth in Bengaluru, Hubli and Hyderabad has shaken the security establishment. As investigations spread across the nation in search of many more sleeper cells, a new face of terror is emerging — from amidst all of us…

The Jihad network never sleeps

It’s not without reason that Union home secretary R.K. Singh, at a high level security review meeting, described as a 'cause for concern' the profile of the operatives arrested following the smashing of a Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami and Lashkar-e-Tayyaba module earlier this week across Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra.

The module included a journalist, a DRDO researcher, a doctor, an engineer, and an MBA student from Hyderabad. The investigation and hunt for more members of the module has now spread to Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh.

So, is this the new face of terror in the country — well-educated, tech savvy and well-networked?
If recent intelligence inputs are any indication to go by, outfits like the Students’ Islamic Movement of India and the Indian Mujahideen are now targeting educated youth, even professionals working in various fields.

Due to the pan-India presence of both SIMI and IM, they serve as the main 'resource centre' for providing highly trained networks of sleeper cells to terror outfits like HuJI, Lashkar and Jaish-e-Mohammed.

According to the latest Intelligence Bureau estimates, there are as many as 20,000 members of SIMI in ‘sleeper cells’ across India. After SIMI was banned, its entire cadre went underground and started helping major terrorist groups. A splinter group of the SIMI eventually went on to float Indian Mujahideen.

As Madhur Krishna Dhar, a former joint director of the Intelligence Bureau, points out, “It is now a known fact that terror groups are recruiting educated youth, particularly those who have some kind of an IT background and are tech-savvy because they are quicker at picking up skills for making improvised explosive devices and using the Internet, as the Assam propaganda showed.’’

Sources say that Intelligence Bureau chief Nehchal Sandhu has pointed out in his assessment to the Home ministry that outfits like HuJI and IM have developed a formidable network in Southern India, courtesy SIMI.

In fact, it is believed that top IM commander Yasin Bhatkal has specifically asked his key operatives to target young men studying in engineering colleges. A case in point is Fasih Mohammed, an IM operative detained in Saudi Arabia, who studied engineering in Karnataka.

Another former top IB official S.K. Gupta says the first indication of educated men getting lured by terror groups came almost a decade ago when a terror module in Pune was busted. The accused, a Lashkar operative, was an engineering student. Now the phenomenon has spread across the country.

In fact, as recently as Friday, at a top level Home ministry briefing, the IB director talked about how a module of seven to eight terrorists, all educated Indian youth, had sneaked into Assam after getting trained in Bangladesh.

Former Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) chief A.K.Verma says there is no denying the fact that the terror outfits now have a vast network of sleeper cells that provides logistical support for any major strike in the country.

He says recent incident like the Mumbai serial bombings in 2011 or recent blasts in Pune prove that while the 'men and hardware' that actually carried out the blasts came from outside, they had strong local support. This is where SIMI network is extremely effective. The sleeper cells provide 'boarding and lodging, and recce tours' of possible targets.

A senior intelligence official admitted that this is precisely the reason why in most important cases investigating agencies at best are only able to catch the 'fringe elements' and not the actual perpetrators of terror attacks since they leave the country after the incident.

Mr Dhar also argues that Pakistan’s Inter Service Intelligence has played a crucial role in bringing about a greater co-ordination among various Pakistan-based terror outfits and SIMI and IM, ensuring that whichever of its terror outfits wants to carry out an attack, local support is always there. This was also revealed in the smashing of the Darbhanga module of the IM in which a Jaish operative, Qateel Siddiqui, was also arrested and who revealed that Jaish and Lashkar had close ties with IM.

Mr Gupta agrees that SIMI’s network is present in virtually all states. “It’s there right from Assam to Gujarat and from Kashmir Valley to the South now. And it has been proved. Even in the recent Assam issue, this network in the South was used by Pakistan-based outfits,’’he added.

What is also alarming is that intelligence agencies have cautioned the Home Ministry that Kerala has become the biggest centre of hawala operations in the South.

Money is said to be coming in from Saudi Arabia and is being used fund the terror machinery of SIMI and IM in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. In fact, members of the Darbhanga module had associates as far down south as in Tamil Nadu.

Terrorist groups’ use of tech-savvy cadres and networked cells across states, Intelligence Bureau officials admit, are making investigations into terror-related cases increasingly difficult.

“Because of their pan-India presence and networked nature, when one cell is smashed in, say, Kashmir valley, its nodes pop up in Gujarat or elsewhere. The Darbhanga module had links in Karnataka, Andhra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Kashmir,’’ a senior intelligence official remarked.

New Delhi’s worried security establishment has directed all agencies to ensure that every investigation into every module that is cracked reaches its logical conclusion across state borders, rather than leaving loose ends hanging at the borders of states.

Educated, alienated and radicalized

While going through his curriculum vitae his prospective employer — the editor of popular Kannada news daily — gave him a hard look; tossed his CV across the table and reportedly said that it was that of a Taliban. This was Mati-ur-Rehman Siddique’s first attempt at applying for a job and he was angry at being targeted, for what he believed was his proficiency in Urdu and being a keen scholar of Islam.

Originally from Uttar Pradesh, the 26-year-old journalist employed with prominent English news daily was arrested on August 29 by the CCB along with his five room-mates for alleged involvement in plotting the assassination of BJP politicians and right leaning journalists. Devout, bright and aloof, Siddique has become the flashpoint of a debate among hardliners, civil society and law enforcement agencies in the country.

Says Karnataka Muslim Muttahida Mahaz (KMM) leader Masood Abdul Khader: “There’s a systematic conspiracy to profile educated Muslim youth as terrorists. Our youth feel they are part of the country and are proud to be Indians. We want to be included in nation building but we are being sidelined. Our political leadership has also disappointed us.”

That’s one side of the story. The other is the views of a senior police officer: “We have executed the arrests after collecting solid evidence. The accused are involved in a conspiracy to assassinate BJP leaders and journalists. There was a clear attempt to plant Siddique in the media because of the power and access the media enjoys. He is part of a new terror module, which is committed to jihad.”

Even as the dust settles on the mass exodus of the North East people from the City, triggered by the hate SMSes and doctored MMS of — a 'sample' of psy jehad allegedly launched by Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence — the Central Crime Branch, City police on August 29 busted a new unnamed 'Hubli module' — an alleged offshoot the Students’ Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) banned in 2001 under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

They arrested 11 Muslim youth — six from the City and five from Hubli — accused of being a part of the plot hatched by their handlers in Saudi Arabia to eliminate Bharatiya Janata Party politicians and pro-BJP journalists, under concerned sections of the Indian Penal Code, UAPA and the Arms Act.

Two days later, the Andhra police on August 31 arrested Obaid Rehman — the 12th accused — an MBA student — suspected to be involved in the same conspiracy. Among the arrested were Mati-ur-Rehman Siddique — the journalist; Riyaz Ahmed Byahatti, a BCA graduate and salesman; Mohd Yusuf Nalband, also a salesman; Ajaz Ali Mirza, a junior engineer at the Defence Research Development Organis-ation, Shoaib Ahmed Mirza, an MCA student and Abdullah Hakim Jamadar. Those arrested from Hubli include Ubedullah Imran, Mohammed Sadiq Lakshkar, Wahid Hussain, Dr Zafar Iqbal Sholapur and Mehboob alias Baba.

The arrests, strongly challenged by the families of the accused as 'illegal and undemocratic' to 'target innocent educated Muslim youth' were executed just days before they were set to execute a 'masterplan' to eliminate the VIPs, said a senior police officer.

“The conspiracy was to murder the BJP sympathisers to create communal disharmony on a large scale and destablise the RSS-ruled BJP government,” he said. What is disturbing about the arrests is that all the accused men are educated and two were employed in a prominent Defence organization and media.

The suspects are not part of the banned terror outfit - the Indian Mujahideen but a new group employing a completely different modus operandi. “They have used proxies to send and receive mails and messages to fox Intelligence and police officers at the behest of handlers in Saudi Arabia from whom they were taking orders,” added the officer.

IT professional in Mumbai attacks

When the Mumbai crime branch busted the first Indian Mujahideen module in 2008, the officers were shocked to find among its 21 operatives a highly-paid software engineer in Pune. Mansoor Ali Peerbhoy, who was recruited to head Indian Mujahideen’s media wing, was a principal software engineer at Yahoo! India, drawing an annual salary of over Rs. 17 lakh.

It was he who hacked the Wi-Fi connection of American national Kennneth Haywood in Navi Mumbai to send the IM e-mail to newspapers and television channels claming responsibility for the serial blasts in Ahmedabad that year.

“For Peerbhoy, it all started in 2004, when he joined an Arabic language course and met Asif Sheikh, a mechanical engineer, indoctrinated by IM operatives, who befriended him, pleaded with him to at least help them with computers, and he agreed,” said an officer familiar with the case.

By 2007, he agreed to get trained in computer hacking.

On May 18, 2007, he was in Hyderabad, when the bombs exploded at Charminar’s Mecca Masjid. Peerbhoy shocked to see the bodies, believed a Hindu group was behind it. He decided “it was payback time”.

The very next day, he told his interrogators, he contacted IM operatives and told them he was “ready to take up jihad as his life’s mission”. Having trained him in hacking, IM now sent him to Bhatkal in Karnataka to train in assembling and handling explosives, using submachine guns, pistols, bullet-proof jackets and life vests.

The techie became a terrorist. The road from Pune, to Bhatkal to Hubli became one that would be increasingly well-travelled by the time it came to 2012.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Nazarul Islam’s book lashes out at Hindus

Hindu defamation intolerable; Bengal government must adopt stringent measures

What we are witnessing now regarding the latest book of Dr. Nazrul Islam, IPS and Additional Director General of Police of Bengal, Musalmander Karoniyo (What the Muslims Should Do), is nothing but a clamor resulting from the sudden conflict between views of the author and the reigning Trinamool-led Bengal government. Well, we have nothing to do with it – whether it’s the government’s approach to seize the book with thousands of its copies and a subsequent failure (all in all), harassment of the publishing concern – Mitra & Ghosh Publishers – these happen to be matters that can be sorted out in the legal arena best.

Similarly whether Nazrul Islam has earned the wrath of the government for writing to the Home Secretary (on July 13) on how chit funds, earning confidence of Trinamool Congress, were deceiving a great number of people in Bengal doesn’t attract us also.

To be precise, content of the book demands out attention most. Without doubt, thanks to the governmental intervention, the book perceives a surge in its sales and we need delve into this as well.

What’s the content then?

It has come to the knowledge that in Musalmander Karoniyo (What the Muslims Should Do) the veteran IPS has put forward a few pertinent issues regarding the need of secular education for Muslims in Bengal, Trinamool’s hoax to them by proffering financial benefits to both Imams and Muazzins. It has also been learnt that in the book he has also knocked TMC leaders for attending Iftaar parties without keeping the binding daytime fast. The book states, "The words inshallah and khuda hafiz cannot be said in the same sentence, but our leaders are doing so, without knowing that they are actually hurting Islam."  “What we needed was a secular university in Murshidabad. Similarly, why should money be spent for creating new madrasas instead of modern day schools?" the book says.

It’s his personal opinion and is lacking any connection to Hindus.

But………………… Musalmander Karoniyo doesn’t end here; it does also include myriad vituperative remarks against Hindus too – ignored both by secular media and intellectuals as usual. And Tridib Chatterjee, General Secretary of Publishers and Booksellers Guild highlighted it while speaking in a related debate on 24 Ghanta (Bengali News Channel) yesterday.

What we have heard from him is that the book speaks of the continual victimization of Muslims by Hindus in Bengal (?). No Hindu stalwart of Bengal Renaissance including Rammohan Roy, Vidayasagar to Mahatma Gandhi has been able to escape his criticism and as per his view, all were engaged to champion Hindu interests and harm Muslims only (?).

A mere glance also proves that the book is also skeptical of the sanctity of “Vande Mataram”, has termed Anandmath of Bankim Chandra Chatterjee as fervent anti-Muslim and asked why Muslims should sing it as the song’s each word defiles Islamic faith only.

The book states, furthermore, West Bengal from 1947 till date has been under the control of caste Hindus whose one-and-only-agenda has been to victimize Muslims. He has urged the need to form a Scheduled Caste Hindu-Muslim alliance in Bengal to wrest all power and end Hindu politics in the state. As per him, all politicians including Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and Mamata Banerjee (known for their anti-Hindu tirades well) are nothing but communal, working against Muslims all in all.

There are several other advocacies to form anti-Hindu fronts.

And all these anti-Hindu perspectives are neither abrupt nor simple fallout of any underlying resentment to Hindu supremacy in all fields. This happens to be an intellectual face of anti-Hindu Jihad that was (also) witnessed at a seminar organized by West Bengal Muslim Association (WBMA) recently at Muslim Institute Hall in Kolkata, spearheaded by Nazrul Islam and attended by 150 Muslims in general.

The veteran police officer spitted venom against Hindus there, found expression in Musalmander Karoniyo (What the Muslims Should Do). He stated, “Muslims should get maximum opportunities to hold high posts and in Police Force; but the government is not doing anything.”

An assortment of other statements of this self-claimed neo-representative of Muslims in Bengal includes – “Among the representatives elected to the Rajya-Sabha (Upper House)’, there are persons speaking Urdu language; but there is not a single Bengali Muslim. Time has come to give a reply to all of them”, “If the Government dismisses me for saying such things in front of everyone, I will start agitation for Muslims.” 

He made it clear then, Bengal in the decades following independence has miserably failed to restore Muslims in the state – there has been no Muslim Home Secretary or Police Commissioner, let alone any Chief Minister.  In this regard, Bengal as per him, is markedly different to other states of the Union of India namely Maharashtra, Bihar or Rajasthan. The state is led by Brahmins (amounting to merely 2% in Bengal) ever since 1947 and that's why, he sheds tears for Hindu SC and Hindu ST people as well.  

What the venomous Islamist IPS has failed to decipher is that his every view opposing Hindus can be refuted with no trouble. With the scathing attack on Vande Mataram, Nazrul Islam steps into shoes of Jinnah, Liaquat Ali Khan and other leaders of Muslim League, responsible for partitioning India, who, alleging revilement of Islam, made then ruling clique curtail verses of original song of Vande Mataram.

Again, Muslims during partition in 1947 were given options either to join Islamic Pakistan or Hindu-dominated India. Hence, these questions, now, only portray Nazrul Islam’s fierce views and the danger we the Hindus are heading fast towards.  

Bengal government should not forget that Hindus have the potency to change history still; any compromise in nabbing the dreaded IPS shall incite Hindus only. They have suffered much but NO More.

And if “a third wave of radicalization among Muslim youth” takes place by reading Musalmander Karoniyo, the first wave of radicalization among Hindu youth will be there to take it on and defeat it with a bloody struggle.

So………..Sadhu Sabdhan! If the Bengal government fails to act now, Mamata will soon find herself as the next edition of Nero – the only difference will be she will watch helplessly how the entire state engulfs itself to a religious strife – where Hindu masculinity will create new pages in history.

Stringent actions have to be adopted against Musalmander Karoniyo (What the Muslims Should Do) and its writer Nazrul Islam. Delay can become dangerous.