The Turkish support of Kashmir issue at UNHRC has turned Indian government red faced, India media has also gone berserk lashing out a list of allegations and insinuation on Turkey. India brought in the matter of material support to the earthquake-hit country referring to Operation Dost, the statement busted the hidden motives, “There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch”. India is a great exponent of Chanakya philosophy, a friend of my enemy and its obsession with Pakistan has brought criticism in international diplomatic circle. The Indian government is facing pressure from inner circles and questions are being raised now on whether India had been native to rush in with Operation Dost, indicating a self-centered mindset.
India when it comes to its foreign policy lecture the western world to stop dictating their terms as India is free to purchase its foreign policy initiatives as per its own choice. The resent statement of OIC has also exposed Indian farce claims of isolating Pakistan in international diplomatic circles. India is not ready to respect the principles stance of nations which staunchly believe in UN Human Rights charter. India squarely blamed Turkey that, “at the behest of Pakistan Turkish government led by PM Urdua has raked up the Kashmir issue of the UN and Turkey has a backstabbed India.
Ironically India went to the lowest ebb of democratic norms by saying, despite Indian cautioning, thugs in the Turkish ship-making industry and its shipyards are supporting Pakistan terrorist activities like smuggling contraband through Indian ports. The Indian irresponsible and un-democratic behavior is an eye-opener for the Muslim world/OIC and international stakeholders. HRW in its recent report said “quiet diplomacy” approach favored by the West had failed to have any visible impact on India urging Australian PM, to raise human rights during his visit to India (8-11 Mar).
Canada shouldn’t allow a movement originating from India that disseminates hate and victimizes religious minority groups to entrench itself in this country. This is an increasing influence/ threat from the ‘movement’ spearheaded by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), closely linked to BJP government in India; that promotes discrimination against minority religious groups at home and abroad. RSS poses a major challenge to Canadian human rights, tolerance & multiculturalism commitments. Its activists also created law and order situation in UK and other countries. The outfit is seeking to shrink space for Muslims and other minorities in Western capitals. RSS network has not only roots in Canada but is also extending its global outreach while propagating far right views in various ways. A recent report has confirmed RSS elements spreading hatred of Muslims in UK under the garb of Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS) organization. Presence/ entrenchment of RSS and its affiliates in Canada has already resulted in a litany of Islamophibic, anti-Sikh, and casteist incidents in Canada.
Such incidents resemble communal tensions being exploited/ exacerbated by RSS in India. Hindutva movement by RSS and its large network of affiliates (Sangh Parivar) trying to present its agenda ‘as agenda of all global Hindus’. This is both impossible and completely false. Electoral success of BJP and its deep ties with RSS helped smuggle Hindutva’s discriminatory vision to world’s diverse religions from ‘margins to the mainstream’ with devastating results. RSS antagonism against Muslims, Sikhs, Christians & Dalits became socially legitimized, emboldened & now threatens to destabilize Indian’s large diaspora both here in Canada & elsewhere. Canadian leaders should not allow individuals/ organizations pushing Hindutva vision of India – a supremacist vision discriminating against minorities leading to mass bloodshed – entrench themselves in this country. Extremist outfit’s presence will perpetuate supremacist ideologies, and would antagonize relations between large faith-based communities in Canada.