Why Trump Won’t Help Muslims of Indian Occupied Kashmir

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi with the Prime Minister of Japan, Mr. Shinzo Abe, and the President of United States of America (USA), Mr. Donald Trump in a Trilateral Meeting of JAI (Japan-America-India), on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit, in Osaka, Japan. Photo: PIB
The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi with the Prime Minister of Japan, Mr. Shinzo Abe, and the President of United States of America (USA), Mr. Donald Trump in a Trilateral Meeting of JAI (Japan-America-India), on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit, in Osaka, Japan. Photo: PIB

Driven by the Nazi ideology, Trump believes in White supremacy and PM Modi is an ardent promoter of Hindu supremacy.

By Rakesh Raman

Last month, in August, when India’s authoritarian Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi annexed Kashmir – which is a disputed territory between India and Pakistan – U.S. President Donald Trump intervened, asking both the countries to exercise restraint.

As the tension between the two nuclear-armed countries escalated over the Kashmir issue, Trump suggested that Modi has invited him to resolve the conflict.

Referring to Modi’s invitation, Trump expressed his desire to play the role of a mediator between India and Pakistan when he met Pakistan PM Imran Khan in the White House in July.

But India immediately refuted Trump’s claims saying that Modi never asked Trump for help, as Kashmir is an integral part of India. Trump withdrew his go-between offer sheepishly and changed his stance saying that Kashmir is a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan and he won’t interfere.

But why did Trump retract? Kashmir is a Muslim-majority area where 80% of its 8 million population are Islam-believers who are facing extreme human rights violations perpetrated by the Indian security forces.

HATE FOR MUSLIMS

Obviously, Trump – who is a known Muslim hater – won’t help save Muslims from the atrocities of the Modi government. Trump’s hate for Muslims can be judged from the fact that immediately after the presidential inauguration on January 20, 2017, he had signed an order to ban the entry of nationals from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen for 90 days. All these seven countries are predominantly Muslim countries.

Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts – who is a fierce critic of Trump – attacked his travel ban which aimed to block the entry of citizens from Muslim-majority countries into the U.S.

Senator Warren said that Trump’s order will help the terrorist organization Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) recruit more Muslim fighters who would think that Trump is targeting the Muslim community as a whole.

Earlier, during the 2016 presidential campaign, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, had rebuked Trump for his repeated use of anti-Muslim rhetoric and said such rhetoric undermines American values.

When Trump can’t accept Muslims in his own country, how can he help Muslims in an occupied territory? Both Trump and Modi are believed to be the reincarnations of Adolf Hitler who maintained that Jews are racially inferior.

Similarly, Trump and Modi think that Muslims belong to an inferior race which has no right to live with other human beings. Driven by the Nazi ideology, Trump believes in White supremacy and Modi is an ardent promoter of Hindu supremacy. Both the despotic leaders want to weed out Islam from the planet by hook or by crook.

With the annexation of Kashmir and allowing Hindus to invade Kashmir, Modi is trying to commit ethnic cleansing by converting a Muslim-majority area to a Muslim-minority colony occupied by Hindu ruler Modi.

CREATION OF HINDU RASHTRA

In fact, Modi’s hate for Muslims is the main reason for his rise in the Indian political arena. He and his political outfit Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are influenced by the separatist ideology of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) which is the parent organization of BJP.

As RSS believes that India (a.k.a. Hindustan) is a nation only for Hindus, Modi has pledged to make India a Hindu Rashtra (Hindu-only nation). Modi wins the elections by exploiting the religious sentiment of Hindu voters (almost 80% of people in India are Hindus).

Modi, who was an accused in the Gujarat riots of 2002 in which nearly 2,000 Muslims were murdered, won the 2014 and 2019 Lok Sabha elections on the promise that he will make India a Hindu Rashtra (a nation only for Hindus).

Most Hindu voters bit the bait and voted for Modi as a religious demagogue rather than a wise leader. The dilemma began for Indian people as soon as an uneducated man Modi became the Prime Minister in 2014 because he is not trained to manage any field that requires professional competence.

In the 2002 Gujarat riots, while about 2,000 Muslims were killed, there were incidents of rape, robbery, and widespread destruction of property affecting Muslims.

It was alleged that the killings were executed at the behest of Modi who was then the Chief Minister of Gujarat. Although Indian courts have almost exonerated Modi in this case, most Muslims in India still believe that Modi was responsible for Gujarat massacre. The less said about the Indian courts, the better.

According to Human Rights Watch, the attacks against Muslims in Gujarat were actively supported by state government officials and the police. Police told Muslims, “We don’t have any orders to save you.”

As a result, the U.S. administration denied visa to Modi in view of the allegations of human rights violations against him in the 2002 incidents of riots and carnage. But now as he has become the PM of India, Modi is visiting the U.S. frequently because now he enjoys political immunity.

CELEBRATION OF DEATHS IN KASHMIR

While Kashmir is burning, Trump and Modi have decided to virtually celebrate the deaths of Kashmiri Muslims by holding an extravaganza under the banner “Howdy Modi” in Texas on September 22. They have shamelessly ignored the sorry plight of millions of human beings who are facing extreme persecution in Kashmir.

Obviously, Trump won’t help Muslims as Pakistan PM Imran Khan expects him to save his brethren in the Indian-Occupied Kashmir (IOK).

Currently, Kashmir is facing extreme human rights violations being committed by the Indian security forces, as the Modi government has abrogated Article 370 which gave special privileges to the people of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K).

Expecting backlash from the Kashmiris, Modi government had imposed curfew in Kashmir and millions of people have been locked in their homes since August 4, a day before revoking Article 370 for J&K. The Modi government is also not allowing the press to cover the burning situation in Kashmir, and did not allow opposition leaders to visit the troubled valley.

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said on September 9 that India should restore human rights of the people of Kashmir. Ms. Bachelet said she is deeply concerned about the impact of recent actions by the Government of India on the human rights of Kashmiris, including restrictions on internet communications and peaceful assembly, and the detention of local political leaders and activists.

And Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai has urged the UN General Assembly to bring peace to Kashmir, which is currently under the occupation of Indian security forces. Malala said she is deeply concerned about reports of 4,000 people, including children, arbitrarily arrested and jailed, about students who haven’t been able to attend school for more than 40 days, and about girls who are afraid to leave their homes.

It is stated that India has deployed nearly 900,000 security people to control unarmed Kashmiris, and nearly 80,000 civilians have been killed in the conflicts during the past 7 decades.

The Modi government’s annexation of Kashmir is a unilateral, authoritarian move, which is expected to make Kashmir a veritable inferno because most people of Kashmir do not want to live under the Indian rule where Modi is the ruler.

Today, nearly 2 billion Muslims of the world expect the global community – including the U.S. – to save the Muslims of Kashmir who are being treated as slaves by the Modi government.

By Rakesh Raman, who is a national award-winning journalist and social activist. He is the founder of a humanitarian organization RMN Foundation which is working in diverse areas to help the disadvantaged and distressed people in the society. He also creates and publishes a number of digital publications on different subjects.

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