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India Battles to Win by Tarun Vijay : Brief Review and Comments

 When China occupied Tibet, Sardar Patel in his letter to Pandit Nehru warned of China’s intentions, in his letter dated 7th November 1950, which warned the PM about Chinese intentions and eyes on parts of North East India even some areas of Assam and said that Indian communist are: “Hitherto-the communist party of India has faced some difficulty in contacting communists abroad or in getting supplies of arms, literature etc from there. They shall now have comparatively easy means of access to Chinese Communist (because of Chinese occupation of Tibet) and through them to other foreign communist. Instead of having to deal with isolated communist pocket in Telengana and Warangal, we may have to deal with Communist threats to our security along our northern and north eastern frontier, where for supplies of arms and ammunition, they (India Communist) can safely depend on Communist arsenal in China.”

PM Nehru, who welcomed Dalai Lama failed to understand the gist of letter of Dy PM and Home Minister Sardar Patel and allowed Dalai Lama to visit foreign countries including USA and appeal to UN for intervention in Tibet which annoyed the Chinese more and it led to 1962 war. Sardar Patel had warned Nehru 12 years before the Chinese aggression.

After 1962 Chinese War Nehru changed his mind so drastically is less known or forgotten by the UPA congress of 2010-2011 and most of the Indian people. “While the entire nation stood united against the aggressors, the only exception was the Communist Party of India (CPI then united) which refused to condemn the Chinese aggression. Finally Pandit Nehru had to arrest hundreds of CPI leaders and workers under charges of sedition”. Not only that, it is much more significant either unknown or forgotten that:

 “The same Nehru government invited Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) workers to join the 1963 Republic Day parade in full RSS uniform in honour of their patriotic work during the war”

However Tarun Vijay is not led or misled by either Nehru’s condemnation of Indian communist or Sardar Patel’s warning to Nehru in 1950 he keeps his mind open. With a foresight, describing how India is to win the battle? It is well known that Diplomacy is not a static attitude. It is country’s interest and wellbeing of its citizens that is of paramount interest for all times. India’s two neighbors of vacillating importance, right from India’s independence of 1947, are China and Pakistan. China after incorporating Tibet and uncalled for war of 1962, because of lack of understanding by both, has not indulged in even minor war, despite some minor incursions in, Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh. On the other hand Pakistan since its creation has been financing, arming and sending terrorists for the past 62 years, despite minor efforts of reconciliation by Musharaf’s visit to India and Vajpayee visit to Pakistan. It is apt to quote from his book as under

We have fought four major wars with Pakistan and Islamabad has been singularly biggest factor responsible for the terrorism which has taken thousands of lives in our towns and metropolitan cities. Though Pakistan hasn’t changed , we are continuing much hyped track two diplomacy” About China war and friendship with India, is elucidated. “But China with whom we had lost one war, it’s a different story. Perhaps we know Pakistan and China is a stranger. The truth is that the (Chinese) people are experiencing an altogether new, fresh breeze of little freedom. And India remains a highly respected and deeply revered land for the common Chinese be it a practicing Buddhist or a Confucian. Should India ignore this aspect and keep on creating an image of ugly, bad untrustworthy Chinese? Good or bad, friend or foe, China needs to be understood by Indians more deeply. China is not just Beijing or the communist party. The billion strong populations often think differently and that’s to be understood”

As China is world’s one of the most militarily powerful countries with highly developed nuclear weapon, Tarun Vijay is right in stressing that we Indians and Government of India should develop friendship with Chinese Government and Chinese people.

India’s battle to win is not against Pakistan or China or any other unknown country. Foremost it is battle against poverty of 30 percent Indians suffering below poverty line, 10 percent or so Indians are earning huge amounts because of the labor of poor and middle class Indians. Rich are trying to be richer by friends like that of A Raja, Thomas, Hassan Ali and even amongst 10 richest men in the world, Anil Ambani and JRD Tata to name a few. There are hundreds of politicians in all political parties, civil servants and others. Ruling congress has no ideology worth the name. Its only aim or ideology is to remain in power by having an alliance with parties like DMK’S Karuna and sometime with Lalu Prasad Yadav and even with Mayawati. How can India win this war within, first? The views expressed in the last page of the book have to be understood by UPA, BJP and Left parties, as expressed hereunder:

The congress used to be a grand old alliance with a strong nationalist pitch we have lost it is the same pressure groups that stand for compromise. And the BJP is still fighting for its rightful place. Any war is first fought intellectually and then on the ground. India is facing its worst ever ideological war. The attackers are not coming here to loot or colonise us. We were always attacked for being just what we were. This war, battle to win requires “united Indian resistance based on the love of our motherland and the element that express her glory. We must ensure that the different faiths of worship do not get into a conflict with the patriotic fervor and we have shown we can do it successfully many times before. 1857 is one shining example of that.”

We Indians and government of India must do everything to bring together Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs and even Buddhists together so that there are no hostility between any of them with the other and there is perfect harmony.

March 19, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tibet- My Land and My People by Dalai Lama : A Brief Review

Tibet has been rightly called “roof of the world” because besides highest mountain of the world, Mount Everest, it is surrounded by many snow bound high mountains. Accordingly in ancient times, it was in- accessible. Thus scarcely populated Tibet inhabited by few tribes was left to itself, cared, developed its own culture and language. Most of land in Tibet is unfit for cultivation because of poor soil, extreme cold and rocks. But some valleys are fertile, where thousands of different kinds of plants, fruit trees are grown besides staple food barley. It is only after 620 AD when Buddhist monks from India reached Tibet that it had one distinct religion Buddhism for all tribes and developed one culture. Buddhism also introduced writing in Tibet. Buddhist Dalai Lama became spiritual and temporal ruler of entire Tibet and this system continued till modern times and Tibet enjoyed independence or autonomy, political, social, cultural and linguistic.

However during communist China’s struggle with US supported Chiang Ka Shek extending to 4 to 5 years and victory of Mao Tse Tang led communist movement China felt encouraged, challenging even USA, decided to incorporate Tibet fully for the first time and make it part of China like Manchuria and other regions, in 1950. Present Dalai Lama decided to leave or flee Tibet with few hundred followers in 1959 as Chinese Army was killing Tibetans in the capital Lehsa. It was an arduous journey in a difficult terrain with some snowfall but the route was full with snow lying all the way. On the way Dalai Lama was too ill to ride a horse, so he was helped by his followers to ride on the broad back of a dzo, a Tibetan animal something like India’s buffalo. Ultimately Dalia Lama and his followers who had sought refuge in India, reached Tezpur towards the end of 1959. As soon as Dalai Lama entered the first village on the soil of India he was received by a “liaison officer and an interpreter who was with me when I was in India before”. He was much delighted to receive a very cordial telegram from Mr. Nehru, PM of India. “ My colleagues and I welcome you and send you greetings on your safe arrival in India.” As Dalai Lama and his followers received hero’s welcome in India even by Indian people and PM, China was then and there very much annoyed as India had also sent a special train to take Dalai Lama and Tibetans accompanying him to Mussoorie Peking made a long statement condemning what Dalai Lama had said or would have said in Chinese eyes. The Peking statement condemned Dalai Lama and charged India’s and Nehru’s welcome as reflecting the will of the imperialist aggressors (page 218) and “expansionists”. This was a bad omen for India which led to Chinese aggression and war of 1962, which caused humiliation to Nehru, Menon and whole of India. It would have been better not to welcome Dalai Lama and his Tibetan followers to India. They could have been allowed as devoted Buddhists to come to India.

About devotion to Buddhism by all Tibetans, Dalai Lama himself writes in his book under review says: “There was hardly anyone in the whole of Tibet who was not a faithful Buddhist” He further adds : Everyone even children “enjoyed paying visits to places where emblems of three jewels- Buddha, Dharma and Sangam were kept. As basic teachings of Buddhism like humility, charity, temperance and kindness were prevalent all over Tibet for the last more than a thousand years. Accordingly Buddhist Tibet, despite Dalia Lama’s and his followers flight to India, reconciled with Chinese occupation, as a reality and irrevocable, instead of continuing with fight and bloodshed.

Both Dalai Lama with his followers now many thousands living comfortably in Dharamsala for the last more than 40 years and Panchan Lama with his followers near Bangalore celebrating their functions from the Buddhist temples built there without any hindrance from the people and governments of Himachal Pradesh and Karnataka. But Dalai Lama is not sitting idle. He is going often to USA and other European countries to express his feelings against Chinese occupation of what he called “My country and My People.” Not only that on arrival at Dharamsala on Sept 2, 1960 he wrote a long letter to Dag Hammarskjold, Secy General of U.N. It is worthwhile to reproduce a couple of sentences from his appeal: “As your Excellency is no doubt aware, situation in Tibet has now become a grim tragedy. Hundreds of Tibetans have been arriving in India and Nepal to escape from merciless persecution and inhuman treatment” Dalai Lama after accusing China asked UN to help the unfortunate people of Tibet by way mediation either through an adhoc body appointed for the purpose by UN General Assembly or through your Excellency’s good offices. Dalai Lama reminded UN Secy General on Sept 29, 1960 from same “Swaragashram Dharamsala”, not himself signing but getting signatures of A Henery Mc Mahan, British plenipotentiary with seals of half a dozen Tibetans of various Monasteries including his own. This representation was very long of 6 pages of the book. Such misuse of India’s hospitality by Dalai Lama was least expected. All this annoyed and even outraged Peking government. Accordingly as a revenge Peking Army attacked India in 1962. Had Govt of India and Pt Nehru personally advised and even retrained Dalai Lama, who sought refugee in India there might not have been 1962 war.

Dalai Lama expresses noble sentiments and principles of Buddhism. Dalai Lama is explicit in saying and forgiving. “Inspite of the atrocious crimes which Chinese have committed in our country (Tibet), I have absolutely no hatred in my heart of the Chinese people.” Dalai Lama thus concludes, “My hope rests in the courage of Tibetans and the love of truth and justice which is still in the heart of human race and my faith is in the compassion of Lord Buddha.”

March 18, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Wither Pakistan- Two Assassinations of Notable Politicians in two months of 2011? – Implications

Though Pakistan, India’s neighbor, has been in turmoil for almost a decade, worst seems to be happening or might happen in 2011 onward. Two high profile politicians have been murdered within a short span of two months. First tragic happening was the killing on 4 January, 2011 of Salman Tasear Governor of Punjab in Lahore by the killer bodyguards. It is evident that they had been influenced by Taliban or other jehadi outfits of Pakistan. On 2 March 2011, the only Christian cabinet minister of Pakistan was assassinated obviously by Islamist or Talibans of Punjab. Yet another tragic attempt on 6 March was on –provincial minister of Sindh. Though there was close firing but miraculously M&M minister Zubaia Khan escaped and did not die. M QM Chief, Altaf Hussain condemned the second attempt on MQM provincial assembly adding that last year MQM member Rana Haider was shot dead and there was large scale violence in Karachi. There has been large scale killing in NWFP since long both by Taliban’s and Pakistan Army. Now the remaining two provinces of Pakistan are facing violence and death at the hands of local as well as Talibans from NWFP.

Assassination of two high profile politicians and another from MQM in Sindh, as outlined above, has caused more worries to India particularly because of killing of moderate Governor of Punjab in Lahore which is 100 km or so from Indian border with Pakistan. Pakistan has been financing, arming and sending terrorist and Talibans from NWFP to create unrest in Kashmir since Kashmir’s accession to India. The worst ISI backed terrorist attack on India’s Taj Hotel was in 2008 in which more than 200, including some American and some foreigners perished.

Relations between Pakistan and USA have been strained since the arrest of US National Raymond David for killing two Pakistanis on January 27 2011. Though Davis is in jail despite US insisting earlier that he is a s diplomat and has diplomatic immunity but on protest from Pakistan that he has never been associated with US embassy or otherwise referred to as diplomat; USA changed its stand. It has sent special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan to negotiate with Pakistan at highest level to get David’s release. The special envoy Grossman met Pakistan Prime Minister Gilani on 7 March 2011 in Islamabad. He is now carrying on negotiation with Pakistan Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir. Pakistan fears that Davis might be killed by the guards, so he is rather protected by unarmed guards because if Davis is killed it will create more bitterness in USA which will not be in the interest of either Pakistan or USA or even Afghanistan.

Pakistan should learn lesson from violent protest in Egypt and Libya, besides other Arab countries in North Africa and Middle East. Autocratic dictator of Egypt has been ousted after three weeks of violent protest causing death of more than 600 Egyptian citizens. Libya’s dictator for 41 years even after four weeks violent protest and killing of more than 6000 Libyan citizens and now by adding fuel to fire as Libyan rebels, in retaliation on 9 March, 2011 attacked oil facilities in oil rich area of east Libya causing huge explosions. Gaddafi has to go dead or alive. Pakistan has had dictatorship and knows well the evils of dictatorship. The Pakistan should endeavor to curb rise of Talibans and Islamists of various categories. Once Talibans come into power as Islamist dictator, Pakistan’s condition may be worse than that of Afghanistan.

It is in Pakistan own interest that Pakistan becomes a democracy like Turkey, a Muslim country which has been liberal democrat since Kamaal Ataturk realized its benefits in comparison to fundamentalist Islam. As in Turkey so in Pakistan, under democracy people will rise, will have more education, even women will taste equality with men. It will also enhance good neighborly relations with India and certainly will get more financial aid from USA even after 2012 when either Obama gets a second term or another US President of Democratic Party comes to power.

March 18, 2011 Posted by | Muslims, Pakistan, Terrorism | , , , , | 1 Comment

UPA II- No JPC, After Dismissal of Raja, Dismissal of Thomas

It was to defend the then Telecom Minister A Raja who was and has been proved, as he is already in jail, that he was corruption personified. UPA II resisted the appointment of JPC in 2G for such a long that entire winter session of Parliament was lost. UPA II and in particular Congress was more concerned to save A Raja and not to displease Karunanidhi’s DMK, so that alliance with DMK remains intact, than to save the winter session of Parliament and avoid wastage of hundreds of crores of rupees and loss of their own prestige in the eyes of public and media. When A Raja’s corruption was exposed fully by our vigilant media Karunanidhi, not so much to save UPA II but to save his own and DMK’s prestige, agreed to dismissal of Raja. Accordingly, no JPC at any cost came to end UPA II prestige, as well as PM’s who had defended Raja, came down.

UPA II, opposition BJP and Communist and the entire nation heaved a sign of relief as Budget session of Parliament was not to be boycotted but would function as usual. In no time JCP was formed and shortly it started functioning without any hitech. Thanks, ultimately to both UPA II and opposition parties for saving the prestige of Parliament as well as of the greatest democracy of the world- our India.

Just as UPA resisted, for no valid reason dismissal of corrupt spectrum Raja, is has ignored Sushma Swaraj, leader of the opposition in Lok Sabha, pointing out criminal charges against A Thomas in the case of import of Palmoline oil. UPA II just noted her abjection to appointment of Thomas, a tainted politician of Kerala as Chief vigilance officer CVC of government of India. It is stated that appointment of Thomas as CVC was insisted by Home minister Chidambram. Manmohan Singh, being the weakest PM, as pointed out by BJP chief Advani, bowed down. It is also said that A Thomas was appointed CVC mainly to save most corrupt minister in UPA government, A Raja.

As is well known, CVC is custodian and guardian of vigilance against unfair practices and corruption all over India, whether it is by ministers, civil servants politicians. Despite resistance by UPA II, appointment of a tainted Politian with criminal record in Kerala, where he was minister long back matter was referred to the Supreme Court of India, which delivered its long awaited judgment on 3rd march 2011, which is a landmark in India’s judicial and political history, recommending dismissal of A Thomas CVC. Honourable Supreme Court made detailed recommendations which questioned his very appointment as CVC. S.C indicted the government for appointing a person against whom criminal charge is pending. It directed the government to take prompt action against CVC Thomas, adding personal integrity is secondary to institutional integrity, especially “when the institution is anti- corruption watchdog.” SC verdict brought shame to the national government of India (UPA II). It was also a big blow to PM Manmohan Singh and Home Minister P Chidambran. Thus within an hour or two, to save honour, government dismissed Thomas. Such a verdict by Honourable Supreme Court is rarest possible and equally rare is such a prompt action by government, on the direction SC.

Still worse indictment of government is on the black money in thousands of crores amassed by to Hassan Ali and kept in foreign banks. It is not known whether SC of India has ever used such strong words; “what the hell is going on in this country”. Commenting on the delay of lethargic investigation against Hassan Ali the Honourable Supreme Court indicted the investigation agency: “we are deeply disturbed by the ongoing investigation. This is not a normal investigation. Is it like a friendly chat.”

It is hoped that Sonia Gandhi- Manmohan Singh government will follow the directions of SC and will never shield corrupt ministers like A Raja, appoint criminals like Thomas as CVC and defend or look to other side in cases like that of Hassan Ali who have deposited thousands of crores of India’s money in foreign banks, instead, promptly chargesheet them and punish them.

March 5, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Origin of Flag in Ancient Times and India’s National Flag – Its History in Brief

 It is now well established historically that flag originated in ancient India more than 5000 years ago and was called Dhvaja. In the Rig Veda which world over is regarded as oldest book (4000-5000 BC) there is mention of Dhvaja hoisted on an elephant being ridden by Devraj Indra. It is only in 12th century BC that in China Chau dynasty used a flag, and that too, a white. Flag mentioned in Rig Veda was triangular of black colour and had some inscription in white. Use of flag came into vogue all over the world after 600 BC. Besides India and China, flag became a symbol of monarch in Egypt and middle eastern countries besides India and China. In war times all the nations of importance during and after 600 BC started having flags with distinct emblems. Thus Greeks Turkish Persians and Romans had their own flags. Even Prophet Muhammad adopted a flag for his army- a black flag as black was considered colour of vengeance. Flags of Muslim countries, almost all, had black colour flags with crescent and one or more stars. The Roman and European flags were of tricolours with different emblems. By 13th and 14th century AD most of European countries adopted cross as known symbol of Christianity.

Latest development in flags was the meeting in 1864 held in Geneva of 12 known countries representatives and decided to have Red cross as symbol of ambulance. However India and China, oldest countries with flags were ignored because India was dominated and conquered by Muslims and then by British and Portuguese then predominant countries having control of seas Maharashtra under Shivaji and Sikhs under Ranjit Singh were first indigenous Indian sovereign in parts of India to hoist Indian flags in their Kingdoms in parts of Maharashtra and Punjab. Rajput rulers also used flag as symbol of royalty.

Epic religious books Ramayan and Mahabharata of Hindus and of entire India also parts of Asia, refer to use of flags. During war against Lanka, Lord Rama’s warriors had distinct flag of crimson colour with motif of three leaves of an Indian tree then known as ‘sham vriksha’ but some scholars state that it had figure of Lord Surya, their family deity. On the other side Ravana’s flag showed human skull (Kapala).State flag Dhvaja was often used as a decorative device in royal ceremonies of Ancient India.

 Indian “ national” flag was hoisted first in Calcutta on August 7, 1906 by Sir Surindranath Banerjee demanding freedom for India from British rule.

But in August 22, 1927 Madam Cama, an Indian Parsi lady who had embroidered herself the same tricolour of India of green, saffron and red with 8 lotus flowers at the top, Vande Mataram in the middle and in the red portion below there was crescent on one side and sun on the other. Madam Bhikaji Cama had gone to Stuttgart Germany to attend International Socialist Congress where thousands of delegates from all over the world had come. Madam Cama in her eloquent speech demanded Indias Independence. At the close of her fiery speech she unfurled the flag saying “This is the flag of Indian Independence.”

On August 5, 1931, report of the National Flag Committee was presented. The Flag committee which had a dozen members including Jawaharlal Nehru and Maulana Azad was presided over by Sardar Patel. It was of the same three colours but instead of Vande Mataram in the centre, it was Charkha or spinning wheel. Gandhiji welcomed the flag and praised it saying “It will be defended with our live. If we will die for the flag, let us learn to live for the flag. The Congress working committee while adopting the flag declared August 30 as Flag-day, to be celebrated by hoisting the flag throughout India. Thus flag of Indian National Congress continued to be national flag till August 1947. In 1941 Netaji Subhash Chnadra Bose hoisted the tricolour but instead of spinning whole, charkha, a tiger in the center to make Indian National Army (INA) fearless and valiant who laid down their lives for India’s freedom form British 6 years before India’s independence.

As Independence Day was approaching, it was imperative to finalize the National Flag which will be hoisted on 15th August 1947. Accordingly Flag committee was constituted on June 23, 1947 under Chairmanship of Dr Rajendra Prasad, Chairman of Constituent Assembly was, which included, besides the Chairman, Abdul Kalam Azad, K M Panikar, Sarojini Naidu, C Rajgopalachari, K M Munshi and B R Ambedkar. The only change recommended on July 14, 1947 by Flag Committee of Constituent Assembly was “The emblem of the flag should be exact reproduction of the wheel as on the capital of Ashoka’s Sarnath Pillar, super imposed in the middle of the central white band.” On July 22, 1947 Jawaharlal Nehru presented a sample of the tricolour for adoption as National Flag. Sarojini Naidu said under this flag there is no difference between a prince or a peasant, between the rich and the poor, between man and woman. Dr. S Radha Krishna’s remarks as clarification on colours of the tricolour are most significant; ‘Bhagwa or the saffron colour denotes renunciation or disinterestedness. The white in the centre is light, the path of truth to guide our conduct. The green shows our relation to the soil, our relation to the plant life here on which all other life depends. The Ashoka wheel in the centre of the white is the wheel of the law of Dharma, truth or satya, Dharma or virtue ought to be controlling principles of all those work under this flag.’

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru who was interim Prime Minister of India before Independence, while accepting the national flag as approved by Constituent Assembly of India clarified: some people having misunderstood the significance, have thought of it in communal terms and believe that some part of it represents this community or that. But I may say so, that when the flag was devised there was no communal significance attached to it.

Independence Day, 15th August 1947, is the most significant day in India’s history, since ambiguity, when India became one nation, despite partition, with one National Flag. National Flag was hoisted at 10:30 AM by Pandit Nehru and Union Jack, symbol of British colonization of India, was lowered by none other than the British Governor general of India Lord Mountbatten himself. While Jawaharlal Nehru P.M Dr Rajendra Prasad, Chairman of Constituent Assembly, and all Indians were jubilant, Mountbatten was emotionally depressed. National Flag was hoisted after lowering Union Jack on the flag most of Constituent Assembly (now Parliament House) and two National Flags each on North and South blocks (Secretariat).

March 5, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Libya- Curse of Dictatorship- Whether Communist, Military, Hereditary or Democratic

 

First Egypt now Libya- It is curse of dictatorship

 Up to 19th century’s end almost all over the world there was hereditary ruler ship whether Hindu, Muslim or Christian. It was only in 20th century that democracy or peoples rule came into existence. The only exception was USA where democracy got roots, grew up in 18th century and flowered in 19th century. As a result in USA aboriginals and imported Africans who were treated like slaves got steadily human and democratic rights of equality with the white rulers. As a happy consequence Mr. Obama was elected first black President. In UK, too, though there was and is even today hereditary monarchy but slowly and steadily British monarchy lost all powers to people. But UK, unlike USA continued to be imperialist colonizer till the end of Second World War when India got independence in 1947 and other British colonies, too, fought for and got independence. But autocratic hereditary dictatorship of Kings and so called royal families like Saudi Arabia and most of the Arab countries continues till today.

In 20th century , so called democratic dictatorship was in USSR from 1914 onwards. German, Italian and Japanese dictatorships flourished after the First World War. In Czarist Russia there was absolute dictatorship which was overthrown by the communist followers of Karl Marx after heroic struggle. Under Lenin it was dictatorship of the proletariat i.e. of the workers but not of one person. It transformed the social and political structure of Czarist Russia and its colonies into communist democratic USSR in which all the colonies of Czar in Eastern Europe, Asia and part of Arabia got though not freedom, but substantial equality. But Stalin though was instrumental in winning Second World War by crushing Hitler’s Germany, changed communist dictatorship of USSR into personal dictatorship and became a curse. Accordingly USSR disintegrated in 1989. It was a triumph of modern democracy and first defeat of communist democracy cum dictatorship. It was once again Russia, not Czarist, but like a western democracy. Most of the Czarist Muslim colonies and east European (communist) countries got independence.

Now about the curse of Arab military hereditary or so called democratic dictatorships. Protests in Arab world against dictatorship started about three month back in a small country Tunisia in North Africa on Mediterranean coast, between Libya and Algeria. The success in Tunisia encouraged, practically younger generation to rise against dictatorship, first in Egypt then in Libya. First major casualty was Egypt where 82 years old Hosine Mubarak dictator for 30 years had to accept defeat after resisting peoples uprising for 3 weeks when more than 500 determined agitators in Egypt Tahrir square got killed and thousands were wounded. This can be considered first victory of people in Arab countries against dictatorship. It is yet to be seen whether real democracy takes roots in Egypt after the election scheduled later this year.

Now another Arab Muslim country Libya is burning. Gaddafi dictator for more than 40 years is so far adamant and says like Hitler he would die than surrender. More than 6000 citizens of Libya have perished. It is yet to be seen how long Gaddafi resists and how many people lay down their lives. Though ultimately he will have to go, live or dead.

Amongst Muslim countries except Turkey and Indonesia, which are democratic, there is revolt in various stages against dictatorship of autocratic rulers from Algeria in Africa to Iran in Asia US and UN Security Council have already slapped sanctions against Gaddafi family’s assets and even of Libyan high-up’s. UK has followed suit. Libyan ambassador in UN, after the unanimous resolution of UN against Gaddafi and Libya virtually wept and was seen wiping his tears. But Gaddafi still seems adamant. After Egypt, all dictatorship in Arab countries are worried that it may be any of them to face a revolt or revolution like that of Egypt and Libya.

Equally worried or much more worried is Israel, which is a very small Jewish country, implanted in Arab world and is encircled by big Muslim countries. It is quite natural because Israel is occupying for the last 30 years or more West Bank as well as Galan Heights. To save itself, it is high time that Israel amends its ways and instead of being aggressive tries its best to improve relations with neighboring Muslim Countries and vacates forcibly occupied Golan Heights and West Banks. Egypt’s and Libya’s uprising is also a warning to Pakistan against allowing once again a dictator to rule.

Pro-Gaddafi army has moved into eastern Libya so as to occupy the oil refinery there which is one of the biggest oil refinery in the Arab land. Thus Gaddafi has not learnt lesson from Egypt’s Hoisni Mubarak who was responsible for the death of 400 to 500 protestors while Gaddafi has been already guilty of killing though his puppet army units more than 6000 and many more. In addition, every day lakhs of Libian citizens are crossing over to neighbouring country Tunisia and now even to Egypt. If Gaddafi is determined to die like Hitler instead of stepping down, he should remember that Hitler got killed 6 million German Jews in gas chambers. How many thousands or lakhs Libian Muslim citizens he would see dead before he dies?

March 5, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | 1 Comment