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Poor Muslim representation in Indian politics

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Since the past some years a question crops up in the social media off and on, about the poor representation of Indian Muslims in the country’s politics. Raising such a issue after seven decades of independence is grossly baseless. This is because of the simple reason that the issue was once-for-all resolved by the British Indian Muslims on 14/15 August 1947.

In the 1941 census of British India, Hindus were 69.5 percent and Muslims were 24.5 percent of the population. Had there been no partition of India, today Hindus would have been 61.5 percent and Muslims 32.5 percent of the total population of undivided India. There would have been six Muslim-majority states like Bengal, Punjab, Sind, KP, Balochistan and J&K also. But with 24.5 percent of the population, they fought and created Pakistan for their community.

The driving force behind creation of Pakistan by the British Indian Muslims was to create a country for the Muslims of British India where they would be their masters. They refused to live with the majority-Hindus of British India.

Pakistan gave them political, administrative and religious independence from majority-Hindus. The matter ended there. So, when today’s Indian Muslims cry for their poor representation in Indian politics, they actually try to eat the apple and have it too.

Every Indian Islamist refers to the Indian Constitution to establish his equal, and sometimes more-than-equal, rights and privileges in India. But he cunningly avoids saying that the Indian Constitution does not allow any religion-based elected representation in the politics of the country.

The emergence of pain in the abdomen among Islamists and Leftists of India about the poor representation of the Indian Muslims in the politics of the country has different objectives for the two groups. While Indian Muslims are only following their religious teachings to capture political power in Dar al-Harb (India) through sustained efforts, Leftists are siding with the Islamists to create social chaos and disturbances in India.

Indian Constitution does not prevent any Muslim to be the member of any political party and involved in political activities. But his uncalled-for fascination for his own community members can’t allow him to be a leader of an area where Hindus are the majority. Thus, he feels politically unfamiliar and foreign among non-Muslim majority areas of India.

Many members of Islamist-Leftist cabal of India cry that BJP does not have any Muslim MP in the Parliament. But in reality, BJP is a “HINDU PARTY” to the 99.99 percent of Indian Muslims. This type of approach was also shown by the British Indian Muslims when they called Indian National Congress a “HINDU PARTY” before 14/15 August 1947.

So, BJP has no Muslim member who can win election for BJP even from any Muslim-majority area. In general terms, the extra attachment of Indian Muslims towards their community and religion, prevents them from participating in the politics of a Muslim minority country like India.

However, exceptions are there when some Muslim political leaders get undue advantage from any political party that begs for Muslim votes through them. These Muslim leaders can reach the height of power, strength, fame, wealth and criminality by playing Islamic politics. Mohammad Shahabuddin (RJD), Azam Khan, Shafiqur Rahman Barq and Atiq Ahmed (SP), Amanatullah Khan and Tahir Hussain (AAP), Ahmed Patel and Mamman Khan (Congress), Arabul Islam (TMC) and Nawab Malik (NCP) are only a few examples.

The inherent practice of exclusive identity and separateness (Momin Vs Kafir), coupled with superiority-complex of belonging to the best and latest religion of the world and observance of many Haram and Halal in daily life, have always prevented Muslims to integrate with any majority community anywhere in the world including India. Muslims are problematic and even terrorists in all countries of the Western world.

Indian Islamists outwardly cry for syncretic culture. But they are most fundamentalist and exclusive in social transactions. In 99 percent of cases of inter-religious marriage between Hindus and Muslims, Muslim boys marry Hindu girls and convert them to Islam. They keep their girls at a safe distance and move around as predators to marry Hindu girls. Marrying and converting Hindu girls allows them to score extra Islamic points for entering Islamic paradise after death. Even if a Hindu boy marries a Muslim girl, the Hindu boy has to convert to Islam.

A classic example of Islamic fundamentalism is Nuh (Mewat) district of today’s Haryana state of India. For hundreds of years, Mewat (Nuh) was a Meos ethnic Muslim locality where Muslims lived a syncretic lifestyle and followed many cultures and mores of their Hindu Rajput forefathers. When this news reached the Delhi-based Islamic scholar Al-Kandhlawi in early 1920s, he sent his volunteers to the villages of Mewat to spread “the message of Allah”.

This Islamic proselytizing organisation grew very fast and officially came into being in Mewat as Tablighi Jamaat during 1926. Tablighi Jamaat focuses on exhorting Muslims to be more religiously observant and presently has branches in about 130 countries with about 70 to 80 million of active members. Last year, Saudi Arabia banned Tablighi Jamaat calling it a ‘gate of terrorism’. The communal riot in Nuh during August 2023 is the latest reminder of the communal rift between Hindus and Muslims of the district.

The doctrine-based worry, anxiety and restlessness among Muslims for converting the whole world to Islam before Qayamat is so passionate to them, that general Indian Muslims can’t lead a normal life in Hindu-majority India. So, they fail to play the role of responsible citizens of the country in the political dynamics of Hindu-majority India.

But all their negative attributes do not disturb them. They find Hindu-majority India to be the real cause of their poor representation in the politics of the country today. After creating their New Medina, that is, Pakistan on 14 August, 1947, the Muslim-majority areas of British India had gone to Pakistan (West and East). Now except the UT of J and K, West Bengal, Assam and Kerala, other states of India have relatively less Muslim population and in dispersed manner.

Thus today, Indian Muslims are mainly concentrated in the four states of J & K, Assam, Kerala and West Bengal. Number of Muslim MLAs (with proportion) in those four states gives an interesting insight. In J & K, 58 out of 87 MLAs (67%), in Assam 31 out of 126 MLAs (25%), in Kerala 32 out of 140 MLAs (23%) and in West Bengal 42 out of 292 MLAs (14%) are Muslims, as per the last assembly election results.

Besides, in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, they have the very active and post-independent avatar of ‘Muslim League” in the name of Indian Union Muslim League. In J&K, both the PDP and NC are Muslim centric parties. In Telangana, Asaduddin Owaisi led AIMIM is a pole bearer of Islamic politics in the state. In Assam, the Badruddin Ajmal led AIUDF is a very strong Muslim-based party too. However, in 2019 general elections, only 27 Muslim MPs were elected to the Indian Lok Sabha of 543 members.

Indian Islamist-Congress-Communist-Secular gang is spending sleepless nights with the fear of Hindutva-wadi RSS, Bajrang Dal and Vishva Hindu Parishad. But the said gang blissfully remains ignorant about the continued Islamic influence of Jamaat-e-Islami HindJamiat Ulema-e-HindTablighi JamaatKarwan-i-IslamiDarul Uloom DeobandAll India Sunni Jamiyyathul UlamaPFI, ISMI, All India Muslim Personal Law BoardJama Masjid of Delhi, Ajmer SharifDarga of Nizamuddin in Delhi, Wakf Board, more than 300,000 active mosques and about 25,000 Madrasas on the Muslim community of India. Additionally, there are Indian branches of foreign Islamic terrorist organisations like Al Qaeda and ISIS, as well as, dozens of state and local level Islamic organisations across India to spread Islamism and Islamic terrorism in the country.

Roughly speaking, about 85 percent of Indian Muslims are local converts and the rest 15 percent are of foreign origin from Iran, Afghanistan and other Central Asian countries. The Muslims of foreign origin were the main support-base of Muslim rulers of India.

They were administrators, Islamic scholars, Jurists, Army Generals, Islamic Missionaries, Revenue Officers. Landlords and even Machineries. But, with the advent of British rule in India, this group lost their elite and privileged status and became the influencers of local converted Muslims.

The local converted Muslims of India have all along been suffering from “Convert Syndrome” As per Nobel Laureate VS Naipaul, “The convert has to turn away from everything that is his. The disturbance for societies is immense, and even after a thousand years can remain unresolved; the turning away has to be done again and again”. This ailment made them the foot soldiers of foreign-origin Indian Muslims by the turn of 20th century. They have not changed even today.

In democracy, winning of election matters most. Indian Muslims, during the past seven decades, have consciously and miserably failed to uplift them from Muslim leaders to leaders of Indians. They remained in their Islamic political rat holes and now cry for their poor representation in Indian politics. Well, no Hindu is going to give them the leadership status of Hindu community on a platter.

They have to work hard to reach that position. But alas, Islam does not permit them to be fair with Kafir and live peacefully with them. And the cry of “poor representation” of Muslims in the politics of India will continue till they achieve some more demographic strength, when they will start their violent demand for another independent Islamistan from the body of India. And the cycle will continue.

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