Thursday, 27 September 2012

Supreme Court says Don't terror tag to innocent minority people such "my name is Khan, but I am not a terrorist"

The Supreme court of India finally echos the voice of the Bollywood movie made by Karan Johor . Ensure that no innocent has the feeling of sufferance only because ‘my name is Khan, but I am not a terrorist,’ Bench tells Police

No innocent person should be branded a terrorist and put behind bars simply because he belongs to a minority community, the Supreme Court has told the Gujarat Police. Police must ensure that no innocent person has the feeling of sufferance only because “my name is Khan, but I am not a terrorist,” a Bench of Justices H.L. Dattu and C.K. Prasad said on Wednesday.
It ordered the acquittal of 11 persons, arrested under the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act and other laws, and convicted for allegedly planning to create communal violence during the Jagannath Puri Yatra in Ahmedabad in 1994.

“We emphasise and deem it necessary to repeat that the gravity of the evil to the community from terrorism can never furnish an adequate reason for invading personal liberty, except in accordance with the procedure established by the Constitution and the law,” the Bench said.
Being an anti-terrorist law, the TADA’s provisions could not be liberally construed, the Bench said. “The District Superintendent of Police and the Inspector-General and all others entrusted with operating the law must not do anything which allows its misuse and abuse and [must] ensure that no innocent person has the feeling of sufferance only because ‘My name is Khan, but I am not a terrorist’.”
Writing the judgment, Justice Prasad said: “We appreciate the anxiety of the police officers entrusted with preventing terrorism and the difficulty faced by them. Terrorism is a crime far serious in nature, graver in impact and highly dangerous in consequence. It can put the nation in shock, create fear and panic and disrupt communal peace and harmony. This task becomes more difficult when it is done by organised groups with outside support.”

‘Means more important’ :-

But in the country of the Mahatma, the “means are more important than the end. Invoking the TADA without following the safeguards, resulting in acquittal, gives an opportunity to many and also to the enemies of the country to propagate that it has been misused and abused.”In this case, Ashraf Khan and 10 others, who were convicted under the TADA, the Arms Act and the IPC were aggrieved that no prior approval of the SP, as mandated under the provisions, was obtained before their arrest and recording of statements.

Appeal allowed :-

Allowing their appeals against a Gujarat TADA court order, the Bench said: “From a plain reading of the provision, it is evident that no information about the commission of an offence shall be recorded by the police without the prior approval of the District Superintendent of Police. An Act which is harsh, containing stringent provisions and prescribing a procedure substantially departing from the prevalent ordinary procedural law, cannot be construed liberally. For ensuring rule of law its strict adherence has to be ensured.”
The Bench said: “In view of our finding that their conviction is vitiated on account of non-compliance with the mandatory requirement of prior approval under Section 20-A(1) of the TADA, the confessions recorded cannot be looked into to establish the guilt under the aforesaid Acts. Hence, the conviction of the accused under Sections 7 and 25(1A) of the Arms Act and 4, 5 and 6 of the Explosive Substances Act cannot also be allowed to stand.”

Conclusion & views:-

The Supreme Court has echoed the secular credentials of our country. Mere suspicion should not be the ruse of the police to detain a person for alleged complicity in an act of terror. Also the defencers of law and order should have a time frame within which the alleged charges against the suspects are substantiated with clear evidence and eye witness. Endless detention does not serve the ends of justice. Irrespective of the community one belongs to law should be applied uniformly. At the same time it is essential that the majority of the minority community members join the main stream of life and do not isolate themselves in ghetto like habitats inviting suspicion. Literacy and availability of opportunities too would play a big part in the emancipation of the minorities and the majority community has to take the lead in making the conditions conducive for them to feel at ease. BUt what about the rehabilitation of those who lost the most precious years of their life rotting in jails & then got acquitted becoz the charges framed by the Police against them couldn't stand strong in Supreme Court?In this case these 11 men lost 18 years of their life in the prison(total=198 yrs).(Last year also there was another young man in Delhi who was acquitted after being imprisoned for more than a 13 years on purely fabricated and unsustainable charges).The question is-what would they do after returning to their families? Now the problem is these men aftr spending so many years in Jail aren't left with any skill to make a living, the result is a group of 11 men isolated from society for the rest of their life--disgruntled with their own country- can become potential easy targets of terror (hiring)cells.If there was any goverment funded institution that could impart any skill to these men, they(acquitted individuals)would be in condition good enough to move-on with life.

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Friday, 24 August 2012

A forgotten Hero of Assam and East Bengal rooted Mia Muslim political graph

" A forgotten Hero of Assam and East Bengal rooted Mia Muslim political graph " the article is trying to find out the reality of Assam and Muslim presence pre independent era and now.If you are in puzzle to find out the hero ! The obviously he was none of except Sir Syed Muhammad Saadulla who was one of the foremost political leaders of modern Assam and the first Premier (also referred to as Prime Minister or Chief Minister) of the Assam province, one of the major eight provinces of British India.The family of Saadulla hails from Sibsagar and claims to be the descendant of the famous Muslim preacher Azan Pir, who came to Assam in the early 17th century to spread the message of Islam.

Syed Md. Tayebbullah, the father of Saadulla, moved to Gauhati where he served as a teacher of Arabic and Persian in Cotton Collegiate High School at Gauhati town. Saadulla was born in Gauhati on May 21, 1885. He got his early school education at Sonaram High School at Gauhati. He then joined the Cotton College, Gauhati, and took his Post-Graduation degree in Chemistry from the Presidency College, Calcutta, in 1906. Subsequently he took the Bachelor’s Degree in Law from the Earle Law College at Gauhati in 1907. Besides Assamese and Bengali he was also fluent in Arabic, Persian and Urdu.

1. Early life of Syed Muhammad Saadulla :-

Before Saadulla started his legal profession at Gauhati Bar, he served for a short stint as Assistant Lecturer in Chemistry at the Cotton College in 1908. He practiced at the Calcutta High Court. Within a short time, he became an eminent lawyer.

2. Political mileage of Syed Muhammad Saadulla :-

Then he joined politics and became the member of the first Legislative Council in 1913. He was re-elected in 1923. Under the system of Diarchy, he served as Minister of Education and Agriculture from 1924-29. In recognition of his public services, the British government knighted Saadulla in 1928. He, as a member of the Executive Council of the Governor of Assam, also became Minister for Law and Order and PWD from 1929-30, and again served as Minister for Finance and Law and Order from 1930-1934. He was also the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee from 1933 to 1934.The Government of India Act, 1935 was adopted by the British Parliament on 2nd August, 1935 and was implemented in 1937. The Government of India Act 1935 made provisions for a Legislative Assembly in each province. In 1937 Assam Legislative Assembly election was held. In the same year Saadulla formally joined the Muslim League in response to MA Jinnah’s appeal.

3. Syed Muhammad Saadulla's contribution to Assam :-

Saadaulla was elected to the Assam Legislative Assembly from Kamrup South and served as Premier of a coalition government from April 1, 1937 to Sept. 19, 1938. A Congress government led by Gopinath Bordoloi succeeded from Sept. 19, 1938 to Nov. 17, 1939. Saadulla was again re-elected as Premier from Nov. 17, 1939 to Dec. 24, 1941. He, for the third time, became the Premier from Aug. 25, 1942 to Feb. 11, 1946. From 1937-1946 there were 34 Muslim members in the Assam Legislative Assembly, out of the total 108 members (For the list of names see Appendix I).
Saadulla was closely associated with the All India Muslim League. He attended the 10th session of the League at Calcutta in Dec. 1917, and served as a member of the Committee which negotiated the Lucknow Accord between the Muslim League and the Congress. In 1946, he attended demand for Pakistan and favoured Assam’s inclusion in Pakistan. He renounced the knighthood in response to the call of the All-India Muslim League in connection with the “Direct Action” call to achieve Pakistan. However, on partition, when Assam opted out of Pakistan, he stayed in Assam and did not migrate to Pakistan.

4.  Syed Muhammad Saadulla's line system:-

In spite of his impressive political accomplishments Saadulla today remains the least remembered political figure of the state as he was associated with Jinnah’s All India Muslim League and supported two-nation theory. He was and still today often charged with deliberate settlement of Bengali Muslims in Assam through the scheme, introduced by him, known as the Line System. Thereby, the contributions that he had made in building a modern Assam in his capacity as Premier of Assam is today not acknowledged by the Assamese.

5. Why Syed Muhammad Saadulla is forgotten:-

An article in Muslim India (Jan. 1987) sums up the contributions of Saadulla thus: “He was an able parliamentarian, an eloquent speaker, an experienced administrator, moderate and liberal in his approach. Saadulla is regarded as one of the makers of modern Assam. As head of the Assam Government, he took particular interest in planning and development, in rural uplift, in eradication of unemployment, in land reform and in promotion of cottage industries. For the development of the low-lying regions of the Brahmaputra and Barak valleys, he favoured and encouraged immigration of peasants from Bengal and should be given credit for the agricultural development of Assam, particularly the introduction of jute in the Assam valley. His critics charge him with deliberate settlement of Bengali Muslims in Assam.”In another write-up in The Milli Gazette (16-30 Sept. 2002) Saadulla was described thus: “Saadulla was well-known for his generosity, honesty and ability. He was a matured, widely respected and accepted political leader of his time. He was a friend and guide of the tribal people of North-east India. In his first cabinet itself, he included a tribal leader, J.J.M. Nichols Roy as one of his ministers. He was regarded as an outstanding personality both on account of his experience, ability and honesty… he was in a class different from any other politician in Assam.”

6.  Pre independent Muslim MLA's of Assam:-

Muslim members of Assam Legislative Assembly - 1937-46

Name of Member
Sir Syed Muhammad Saadulla
Kamrup (South)
Shams-ul-Ulama Maulana Abu Nasr Muhammad Waheed
Sylhet Sadr (Central)
Abdul Aziz
South Syhlet (Central)
Abdul Bari Chaudhury
Sunamganj(Smlth) Muhammadan
Abdul Hamid Khan
Dhubri (South)
Khan Bahadur Hazi Abdul Majid Chaudhury
Karimganj (Central)Muhammadan.
Abdul Matin Choudhury
Sylhet Sadar (East)
Abdur Rahman
Habiganj (South-East)
Sayed Abdul Rouf
Barpeta, Muhammadan
Md. Abdus Salam
Sylhet Sadar (North)
Dewan Muhammad Ahbab Choudhury
Sunamganj (East)
Dawan Ali Raja
Habiganj (North-West)
Mohammad Amjad Ali
Goalpara (East)
Mohammad Amiruddin
Nowgong Mohhemedan (East)
Ashrafuddin Md. Choudhury
Habiganj (South East)
Badaruddin Ahmed
Darrang Muhammedan
Khan Bahadur Dewan Eclimur Roza Choudhury
Sylhet Sadar (West)
Fakaruddin Ali Ahmed
Kamrup North
Ghyasuddin Ahmed
Dhubri (West)
Jhanuddin Ahmed
Dhubri (North Muhammadan)
Khan Bahadur Keramet Ali
Sibsagar, Muhammadan
Matior Rahman Mia
Goalpara (West)
Muhammad Maqbul Hussain Choudhury
Sunamganj (West)
Khan Bahadur Maulavi Mahamud Ali
Sibsagar Muhammadan
Mabarak Ali
Karimganj (West) Muhammadan
Mudabbir Hussain Choudhury.
Habiganj (North East)
Khan Bahadur Maulavi Mafizur Rahman
Sylhet Sadar (South)
Munawwar Ali
Sunamganj (Central) Muhammadan
Muzarrof Ali Laskar
Hailakandi Muhammadan
Aanwar Ali Barbhuiya
Silchar Muhammadan
Naziruddin Ahmed
South Sylhet (West)
Sheik Osman Ali Sadagar
Sadagor Muhammadan Constituency. Nowgong.
Khan Sahib Maulavi Sayidur Rahman
Lakhipur Muhammadan.
Muhammad Ali Haidar Khan
South-Sylhet (east)
Muslim Members of Assam Legislative Assembly - 1946-1952

Name of Member
Muhammad Abdullah
Khan Bahadur Abdul Majid Ziaosh Shams
Dhubri (West)
Muhammad Abdul Kasham
Dhubri (South)
Abdul Bari Choudhury
Sunamganj (South)
Dewan Abdul Basith
South Sylhet (Central)
Abdul Hai
Kamrup (North)
Abdul Hamid
Sylhet Sadar (Central)
Abdul Khaleque Ahmed
Sunamganj (West)
Abdul Kuddus Khan
Goalpara (East)
Md. Abdul Latif
Karimganj (Central)
Abdul Matin Chaudhuri
Abdul Matlib Mazumdar
Abdur Rasheed
Sylhet Sadar (East)
Dewan Abdur Rob Choudhury
Sylhet Sadar (South)
Syed Abdur Rouf
Afazuddin Ahmed
Nowgong (East)
Md. Ali Haidar Khan
South Sylhet (East)
Emran Hussain Chaudhury
Maulana Ibrahim Ali
Sylhet, Sadar (North)
M. Idris Ali
Karimganj (West)
Md. Mafiz Choudhury
Sunamganj (West)
Makabbir Ali Mazumdar
Mayeenud Din Ahamed Choudhury
South Sylhet (East)
Md. Mased Ali
Dhubri (North)
Khan Sahib Maulavi Mudabbir Hussain Choudhuri
Habiganj, (South- West)
Mumtazul Muhaddisin Moulana Md. Mufazzal Hussain
Karimganj (South)
Munawwar Ali
Sunamganj (Central)
Nasir-ud-Din Ahmed
Habiganj (South-West)
Md. Nazmal Haque
Goalpara (West)
Khan Sahib Nurul Hussain Khan
Habiganj (South-West)
Khan Bahadur Muhammad Roufique.
Nowgong (West).
Sir Syed Muhammad Saadulla
Kamrup (South)
Khan Bahadur Sayidur Rahman
Dewan Taimur Raza Choudhury
Sylhet Sadar (West)


7.  Presence of Muslim MLA's showing messages:-

The number of MLA's is a clear indication that pre independent Assam and present Assam is same but a few self styled organisation want to say that Muslims are coming from foreign country.Firstthat illegal immigration of Bengali Muslim peasants from neighbouring Bangladesh into Assam has been continuing unabated, leading to skewed demographic profiles of Assam’s districts bordering Bangladesh and thereafter, turning several adjoining districts of Assam to Muslim majority.
Second, that these illegal Bengali Muslim immigrants from Bangladesh have rapaciously encroached upon and occupied land belonging to the native communities, thereby creating a volatile situation for potential violence and lethal clashes between illegal immigrants and natives.Third, that the ethnic clash that began between the native Bodos (‘Hindu’ Bodos, as emphatically pointed out by the Election Commissioner Shri H. S. Brahma who hails from the community) and illegal Muslim immigrants settled in Kokrajhar was a result of aggression and attack by the latter on the Bodos, emboldened by their growing numerical strength, or in the least, was a spontaneous reaction of Bodos to the growing aggression of the immigrants and progressive usurpation of native land and resources by them.The above perceptions are, however, far from accurate. In order to understand why, it would be important to carefully re-examine how they have emerged, the inherent flaws in the assumptions and what the reality actually is.
‘Migration’ rather than ‘illegal immigration’ is largely responsible for demographic transformation.
The migration of Bengali Muslim peasants from East Bengal into Assam has certainly transformed the demography of the latter, more noticeably in some districts, but to claim all of it happened due to illegal immigration from Bangladesh is not only historically incorrect, but wilful distortion of facts.
Source: Professor Nilim Dutta

8. Reality of East Rooted Muslim in Assam:-

The migration of Bengali Muslim peasants from erstwhile East Bengal began in the 1800s after the British annexed Assam in 1826, with the Treaty of Yandaboo after defeating the Burmese in the First Anglo Burmese War. ‘Malevolent’ colonial policies of the British in Bengal, such as the Permanent Settlement, had already wreaked Bengal’s economy and pauperized its artisans and peasantry. Severe exploitation under its zamindari system added to the woes of the peasantry. In the geographically contiguous province of Assam, population density was low, land was abundant and there was no zamindari system. It was just a matter of time before an impoverished and harassed Bengali Muslim peasantry began migrating in a trickle which became a deluge, encouraged by the British. It served their purpose to settle large numbers of Bengalis on vacant land to increase land revenue, as well as have readily available cheap labour in a labour-deficient province. Initially, the immigrants were welcomed by even the Assamese landed gentry for the cheap labour.By the second decade of the 20th century, however, this incessant influx became a cause for alarm and a ‘Line System’ was introduced in the affected districts of Nagaon and Kamrup in 1920, restricting immigrants from settling beyond certain limits on land over which natives claimed rights. That is how vast tracts of land in the then undivided Nagaon, Kamrup and Goalpara districts came to be settled by immigrant Bengali Muslim peasants in the decades before Partition, and independence.With each successive group of immigrants, and with restrictions imposed barring their indiscriminate spread, the quality of land they found to settle themselves on, became progressively degraded. Many were left to settle on marshy wastelands and the shifting sandbars of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries called chars or chaporis in the vast floodplains of the valley. This is where a substantial percentage of their descendents still live after nearly a century. At the mercy of annual floods, shifting of the chars regularly and incessant erosion of their lands by the Brahmaputra and its tributaries, a large percentage of the Muslim population of immigrant origin in these districts is rendered homeless regularly. To eke out a living, they often migrate to the towns and cities as construction labourers, vegetable vendors or rickshaw pullers, living in ghettoized shanty towns, raising the spectre of illegal Bangladeshis in minds of a hostile urban elite with little sympathy or insight into realities of life about the areas they have migrated from. Source: Professor Nilim Dutta

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Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Complex calculation of Ethnic Strife from another perspective in Assam

I ( Utpal Brahma ) keep track of my family ancestory. My great great grand father (paternal) was a General under the Koch army, but he was a Boro and hailed from the same village as the founder of Koch dynasty. My grand mother had Bhutanese blood in her.My mother is Koch + Kalita + Rabha. My wife is a Kayastha main stream Assamese.So what am I ? What about my children ? My direct reply in this query , first a human beings later Assamese or else.

1.Recent disturbance and fleet:-

The recent disturbance in Assam and its fallout and mass exodus of NE Indians from other parts of India.What began as an isolated communal conflict here in the remote state of Assam, a vicious if obscure fight over land and power between East Bengal migrated Muslims and the indigenous Bodo tribe, has unexpectedly set off widespread panic among northeastern migrants who had moved to more affluent urban cities for a piece of India’s rising prosperity.

Like a fever, fear has spread across India this week, from big cities like Bangalore to smaller places like Mysore, a contagion fueling a message: Run. Head home. Flee. And that is what thousands of migrants from the country’s distant northeastern states are doing, jamming into train stations in an exodus challenging the Indian ideals of tolerance and diversity. Assam, which has about 31 million people, has a long history of ethnic strife. The current violence is focused on the westernmost region of the state, which is claimed by the Bodos as their homeland. For years, Bodo insurgent groups fought for political autonomy, with some seeking statehood and others seeking an independent Bodo nation .

2.Ethnic Strife from another perspective:-

Energy crisis - mass migration - changing demographics - ethnic strife - economic stagnation and recession - melting polar icecap - rapid extinction of many species - environmental degradation - disappearing coral reef - rise of fundamentalism - growing food crisis ------

3.Human civilization at a crossroad:-

The world and human civilization as we know is at a crossroad, But when we analyze all these seemingly unrelated events -- the root cause of all lies in - the economic model that solely depends on increasing consumerism to sustain an model that demands relentless growth. Unless the world undergoes a paradigm shift - the I'll effects will continue to manifest in many forms just like a multi headed hydra from the ancient Greek epics.Throughout history, we have seen several civilizations rise to the zenith only to eventually decline and even collapse -- be it the Harappan, Sumer, Egyptian, Norsk in Greenland, the Mayans.One of the key reasons for the eventual decline of civilizations was over utilization of resources leading to the collapse of the environment which led to the eventual downfall of the economic and social order.

4.Present civilization:-

The present order seem to be heading in the same direction, The key difference is that, unlike in the past -- which were more regional or local civilization -- this time the impact could be far wide and global. This is the first case where human led -- fossil fuel based economic order has caused world wide global environmental change. We are yet to understand the full impact of this global environmental change.

5.Environmental changing:-

As the water level keeps on rising, as the regional drought intensifies, as the polar ice cap melts, as the glaciers start receding, as the challenge to feed the world intensifies -- it is likely to increase tension between contending nations vying over the same resources. A particular hot spot is going to be our South Asia. Melting of the Himalayan ice cap and rising sea levels will inundate large areas of low lying Bangladesh (as much as 30% of the land in next 50 years) and the people have to move somewhere.

6. Demographic balance:-

This will cause further tension in the region where there is already a growing concern over changing demographic balance.The above scenario was actually predicted in a study published (in 2003 )in a School of Strategic studies at a leading US University .The other parts only testifies what might be in store for us when resource crunch intensifies with further environmental change. Soon we will see wars being fought between nations to control the essential resources of food, energy and habitat -- which will only be further strained unless we control the environmental degradation and adopt a new economic paradigm.


We are not YET at a point of no return. Only what is missing is a global consensus at the leadership level -- who are yet to be cognizant of the scale of the impending crissis.

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Friday, 3 August 2012

Ground survey of Illegal immigration in Assam: Myth or reality ?

Whenever there is a riot in Assam involving Muslims, it’s alleged that clash is not between Muslims and other community (say Hindus for example) but between Indians and illegal immigrants. The accusations of illegal immigrants are solely made on the assumption, which is bereft of any rationality.It is more a political issue now, and many such accusations are made to appease a particular constituency.
There seems to be a concerted effort to brand utterly poor, illiterate and voiceless Indian citizens as illegal immigrants.

1.Harassment and communal violence in Assam:-

These kinds of repeated accusations during last three decades have created a belief among a large section of population that most Bengali speaking Muslims of Assam are illegal immigrants. The word ‘Bangladeshi’ has become derogatory remark in Assam now. Most Muslims at some point of time directly or indirectly have been abused as Bangladeshis, thus in the name of illegal immigrants, genuine Indian citizens are abused and harassed.This sense of suspicion towards Bengali speaking Muslims is alarming and is a threat to communal harmony. Muslims have made their presence felt in Assam as early as 1206; since then from time to time they settled in Assam after coming from different places. Migration of Bengali Muslim peasants from the then East Bengal to Assam started in early 19thcentury, it grew by later part of 19th and early 20th century. In 1951, Muslim population of Assam was 24.7%.

2.Ground reality of illegal immigration in Assam :-

Illegal immigration in Assam cannot be denied but it is inflated, over hyped and highly exaggerated. The inflated numbers of infiltrators often quoted is more a myth than a reality. A few examples will decode the myth.According to Assam Accord, March 25, 1971 is the cut-off date to identify foreigners, i.e.whoever migrated to India before 1971 is a bona fide Indian citizen and whoever came after that is not. Now, let us compare the growth of Muslims during 1971-1991 in India and Assam along with other states.

Muslim growth rate: India (71.47) , Assam (77.42) , U.P (76.30) , West Bengal (77.35), Madhya Pradesh( 80.76), Maharashtra (80.15), Haryana (88.36) , Manipur (88.36) , Punjab (110.32) , Rajasthan (89.29), Tripura ( 89.0) and Himachal Pradesh (77.64).

The above figures show that growth rate of Muslims in largely populated states is higher than that of Assam. Nobody has claimed that higher growth rate of these states is due to illegal immigration. Then why these double standards when it comes to Assam? Why comparatively lower growth rate of Muslims in the state is attributed to illegal immigration?

Now let us examine the growth rate among SC and ST within the greater Hindu community. SC : India ( 72.78) , Assam (81.84), Andhra Pradesh (83. 67), West Bengal ( 82.40), Maharashtra (189.44), Manipur (126.58), Meghalaya (133.39), Karnataka (91.41), Rajasthan (86.67), Madhya Pradesh ( 76.52), Punjab (71.51), Haryana (71.47) etc. Thus the growth rate among Schedules castes is higher in few states and more or less equal in other states. For Assam, and India as a whole, it is higher than that of Muslims.

The growth among ST is: India ( 78.24), Assam (78.91), Andhra Pradesh (153.34), Madhya Pradesh (83.60), Maharashtra (147.72), Manipur (89), Tamil Nadu ( 84.32) and Tripura (89.38). These growth rates are also higher than that of Muslims.

From the above figures, it is seen growth rate during 1971-1991 in India among different groups is as follows: Hindus (52.24), Muslims (71.47), SC (72.78), and ST (78.24), while for Assam it is: Hindus (41.89), Muslims (77.42), SC (81.84) and ST (78.91). This clearly shows that the growth rate among Muslims is much higher that of the growth rate of Hindus as a whole. But when separately examined, the growth rate of SC and ST (within Hindus), it is seen that their growth rates are still higher than that of Muslims. This trend exists almost everywhere in India.

Therefore growth among Muslims in Assam is not abnormally higher; many states have higher growth among Muslims than Assam, is that because of illegal immigration too? Growth among SC and ST is also higher in Assam than Muslims, is that also because of illegal immigration?

One thing that is similar to the higher growth rate among Muslims, SC and ST is poverty and illiteracy, which promotes high fertility rate. But hardly anyone introspects it and everyone at his liberty, blames illegal immigartion for the higher growth rate of Muslims in Assam.

3. Political issue of illegal immigration in Assam:-

In 2004, former MoS for Home Affairs Sri Prakash Jaiswal said in the floor of the Parliament that there are 50 lac illegal immigrants in Assam. Though he retracted the statement a week later, but the intended damage had been done. The over hyping brigade quotes Jaiswal's statement everywhere they discuss the issue of illegal immigrants. And those who only accuse Muslims as Bangladeshis go about the town saying there are 50 lac Bangladeshi Muslims in Assam.Just to remind them, according to 1971 census the Muslim Population of Assam was 35.9 lac and as per 2001 census it has increased to 82.4 lacs, thus there is overall increase of 47.3 lacs Muslim population since 1971. And according to Assam accord those who settled in India before 25 March 1971 are Indian citizens, therefore it is ridiculous to say that there are 50 lacs Bangladeshi Muslims in Assam.

Isn’t this a well-planned strategy to brand Indian Muslims as Bangladeshis? At the peak of Assam agitation some spoke of two crore illegal immigrants in North East. Almost twenty years later the entire population of North-East, according to 2001 census is 40 million i.e. 4 crores. Surely terming half of the population of North East as illegal immigrants is way above exaggeration and irrational. Thus over-hyping and exaggerating the illegal immigration issue is a deep conspiracy to brand Indian Muslims as Bangladeshis to deny them basic human rights.

4. Lt Gen (Rtd) Ajay Singh and  illegal immigration in Assam :-

Another ridiculous figure that is often quoted is of former governor of Assam Lt Gen (Retd) Ajay Singh, who made a statement that on an average about 6000 illegal immigrants come to Assam daily, which makes around 20.1 lacs every year. This figure also is also inflated and irrational. The length of India-Bangladesh border in Assam is 263kms, the entire border is still not fenced and remains to be porous. But whoever has seen the border would agree that the entire region is well guarded by Border Security Forces, wherever there is no fencing BSF Jawans guard the border area from ground and light posts. Being a former army officer and then holding a constitutional post, Lt Gen Singh didn’t only dent his credibility by making such a bizarre statement, but also insulted BSF Jawans who guard the border day and night.There are many such exaggerated figures which from time to time have been made by several individuals just to vent their personal indigestions, and many a time to satisfy their political motives and none among this crowd has quoted any authentic sources while making such inflated statements.

5.Why this myth of illegal immigration in Assam:-

Illiteracy and acute poverty are rampant among Bengali speaking Muslims of Assam, and early marriages obviously lead to high fertility rates and this is the major cause of high growth rate among Muslims. It would not be wrong to say that a Muslim woman becomes mother of three by the time her Hindu counterpart gets married.The grave problem Assam is facing today is the illiteracy, poverty and lack of awareness but for obvious reasons, cooked up illegal immigrants’ issue has unfortunately dominated the narrative.Whenever new settlers arrive in an area, without bothering to check their antecedents, they are labelled as Bangladeshis. Well, few could be, who knows? But the fact remains that there are more than 2500 chars or river islands in the Brahmaputra where more than 90 per cent population comprises of Bengali speaking Muslims. These people migrated at the same time as people who settled in mainland, but choose to settle in these Chars because they were vacant and fertile at the same time. With their hardwork they grew crops on these lands but nature was not so kind to these people. With Brahmaputra fury every year, the lands got eroded and these people lost their cultivation, forcing them to migrate to other areas, where they were branded illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.

Majuli, which a was once world’s largest river island has been shrunk to half its size because of mass erosion. The island has been reduced to 514 sq. km from 1244 sq. km in 1950, according to state government figures, and this after spending crores to protect it. But no efforts have been made to protect other 2500 much smaller islands scattered all over Brahmaputra, and to be fair it is impossible to protect small river islands from erosion.

According to a survey about 1053 sq. km of river bank has been eroded in the last 18 years, and more than half of it lies in lower Assam, which is densely populated with Bengali speaking Muslims. More than 2 million Muslims have been affected and displaced by erosion of chars and river bank in last few decades. Thus these erosion affected internally displaced people migrate to mainland to settle only but to their dismay, they are labelled as a fresh batch of illegal immigrants.


No one wants illegal immigration problem to be solved more than the Muslims of Assam, because it is they who suffer from it the most. It is the Muslims who are abused, killed and hounded out of their homes in the name of illegal immigrants. Politics over the issue has made it more complex. The communal brigade has done everything to polarize views on illegal immigration and that’s why genuine Indian Muslims citizens are being branded as illegal immigrants. This complex problem must be fought by a logical approach, based on facts not feelings.

This guest post is contributed by Wadud Aman:-

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Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Why these communal violence against innocent Muslim in Kokrajhar,Assam

Assam is the second highest Muslim populated state in India when first on the list is Jammu & Kashmir.We have already discussed about the Mia Muslim peoples history in Assam and their legalization of Indian citizenship .As it is mention that all are genuine Indian citizen but they are being harassed and cold blooded killings occurred time to time,This question has asked by the The All Assam Minority Students Union(AAMSU)which is the only pro Muslim student union in Assam.
As it is reported by the REUTERS that Communal violence in Assam's Bodoland area continued unabated in Kokrajhar and Chirang districts Monday,while also spreading to new areas.With the toll now 27,the administration has issued shoot-at-sight orders in Kokrajhar and extended night curfew indefinitely in both districts.

Out of the 27 deaths,23 were reported from Kokrajhar and four in Chirang.The violence also affected train services with three express trains due to pass through the area stopped at an earlier station for security reasons.[Images credit:Associated Press]
1.Assam Government's reaction on Kokrajhar violence:-
"We saw miscreants burning down village after village on Monday,"said a senior police officer who asked not to be identified."It's total madness going on here. People have lost their senses."About 50,000 villagers have fled their homes and taken shelter in relief camps out of fear since then,said Donald Gilfellon,a senior civil servant in the Kokrajhar district,adding that 37 camps had been set up to help the refugees and that more would be opened if needed.Schools and government buildings are getting over-crowded.More and more people are coming, we have given up counting,"said another district civil servant,who requested not to be named. On the other hand,Assam Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain and Food and Civil Supplies Minister Nazrul Islam visited some of the violence-affected areas of Kokrajhar district Monday and reviewed the law and order situation but it is so mournful that they have shown their helpless conditions as they can not do any thing for the affected people.
2.Why this anti Muslim violence:-

The latest wave of violence was sparked on Friday night when unidentified men killed four youths with heavy armed in the state's Bodo tribe-dominated Kokrajhar district near the borders of Bangladesh and Bhutan,police and district officials said.In retaliation, armed Bodos attacked Muslims,suspecting them to be behind the killings.
3.Critics analysis on former militant till with heavy armed:-
BPF is ruling the Bodoland Territorial Council(BTC)which runs the administration of the BTAD areas in Assam,those are so called former militants.Here is an query has raised that how the so called administration will ask to un arm,the people for whom they come to power?It is known to all that Bodo militant had killed 34,000 Muslim people in 1993 violence in that same area.These are the people had killed them who are now in power of BTDA area.So Government of Assam has have to do some thing to safe the rest people of BTAD other wise all will be killed those are non Bodo.They don't want any reason,just want Hitlar type clean Bodoland.
4.Why they are refugee in own country:-
When we have visited the affected area with a restriction district administration,we have tried to meet a few affected people,"We can't think of going back home.Our village is vulnerable to attacks and the government failed to give us protection,here too we are not safe"A higher educated young girl(Phd student)has cried and said in a refugee camp in Kokrajhar town where she was staying with relatives for shelter.Yes,shelter camps were also brunt and all the people were killed in same BTAD in last time violence.
5.Pro Muslims organization:-
Only a few organizations and political parties have condemned the fail of law and order situation in BTDA because affected peoples are Muslim.Where main opposition party in Assam Assembly has taken a few steps to safe the lives of people but those are not sufficient.AAMSU,the only pro Muslim organization has taken a few steps with their limitations.AAMSU had also called a 24-hour shutdown in the district Monday in protest against the violent attacks of minority community in Kokrajhar and Chirang districts,which is partially successful.
Why the innocent Muslim people are killed in vain?When the holy Ramadan is going on but they are being killed without any reason.The poor people has nothing to eat,nothing shelter,how they survive as a human being! We feel sorry for the human rights group in Assam,India or globally those are talking about it,where they are ? or they don't acknowledge it human right violation because the affected people are Muslim ???

Thursday, 5 July 2012

American Congressman André Carson Believes That American Schools Should Be Like Madrassas

Islamic life foundation is more strong and clean which is proved once more.Indiana(USA) Congressman André Carson Believes American Schools Should Be Like Madrassas which bears a strong value of life.Congressman Andre Carson,has suggested some interesting ideas on how to improve the American education system. 

He also added that the Madrassas involve the teaching of the Holy the Koran.American Schools should be modeled after Madrassas,where the foundation is the Holy Koran.America will never tap into educational innovation and ingenuity without looking at the model that they have in Muslim Madrassas,in their schools where innovation is encouraged.Where the foundation is the Koran.Andre Carson said at the ICNA-MAS convention at the end of May.
It has a winning bell for the Muslim world because particularly Americans hated the Muslims and their culture but now they agree that Muslims bear the highest quality of human civilization and they are willing to follow the Islamic education system.

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Holy Quran Really Bears Problems and Contradictions As Says Western Critics ?

The Holy Quran is not only for respected scripture for Muslims but also all the peace loving people in the world.Now this days Some of western critics have tried to find out Problems and Contradictions of this Holy scripture.Here I am trying to highlight the western critics find outs.This is a partial list of problems are found in the Quran by the western intellectuals and critics,which to the best of our knowledge may be remain unanswered.
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The biblical Genesis account says God created all in six days (see Genesis 1:1 - 2:2).The Quran,however,has a real problem here as Surah 41:9,10,12 have a total of eight days of creation(4+2+2=8)Meanwhile,Surah 10:3 gives the total number of days of creation as six.This is a problem of self-contradiction.
According to the Quran(Surah 7:120-125) Pharaoh used crucifixion in dealing with the sorcerers -a practice which historical evidence gives no precedent to before the Babylonian Empire.This is once again a problem of historical compression.
3.The Golden Calf:-
According to the Quran (Surah 20:90-100)a Samaritan helped the Israelites build the golden calf,and it mooed after coming out of the fire.In reality,Samaritans did not exist as a people until at least 1000 years after the time of the Moses and the Israelite exodus from Egypt.Again a problem of historical compression .
According to the Quran (Surah 9:30)the Jews believe that Ezra is the Son of God - the Messiah.This never has been a tenet of Judaism. This is a clear problem of distorted knowledge of other religions and historical fact.
5.Alexander the Great:-
According to the Quran (Surah 18:89-98) Alexander the Great was a devout Muslim and lived to a ripe old age.Historical records however show that Alexander the Great died young at 33 years of age(b. 356 B.C. - d. 323 B.C.),and believed he was divine,forcing others to recognize him as such.In India on the Hyphasis River(now Beas)Alexander erected twelve altars to twelve Olympian gods.Once again the Quran shows errors in historical and religious fact.
6.The Trinity:-
According to the Quran(Surah 5:116, 5:73-75) the Christians believe in"three Gods"- Father, Mother,and Son.This shows the influence of heretical'Christian'sects in central Arabia at the time of Muhammad.In contrast,Christianity has always distinctly stated that the Trinity is the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.The teaching of the Quran on the Trinity has undoubtedly led to confusion among many Muslims on what the Bible(and thus Christianity) teaches about the Triune God.
According to the Quran(Surah 19:28, 3:33-36), Mary,the mother of Jesus,was the daughter of Imran or Amram,the father of Moses and Aaron. Mary is also said to be the sister of Moses and Aaron.Clearly Muhammad confused Mary with Miriam.A second interesting point about Mary is the story of the date palm speaking and offering its fruit to her(Surah 19:23).This legend is easily traced to similar legends found in the apocryphal"Protoevangelium of James"the"Pseudo-Matthew"and "the Gospel of the Nativity of Mary"all of which have been dated to the fourth to sixth centuries,and were again believed by the sects found in Arabia.(More indepth information on Quranic sources may be found in Rev. W. St.Clair Tisdall's The Religion of the Crescent).
8.Textual Variants in the Quran:-
Many Muslims claim that the Quran today is identical to the revelations received by Muhammad.However,there is overwhelming unanswered evidence to the contrary.This includes evidence of variations both prior to, and after Uthman.
How do we view and respond to these unresolved problems of logic,history and religious knowledge?While they do not serve as the basis for our belief that the Quran is not the revelation of God(as there are issues of far greater consequence between the message of the Bible and the message of the Quran),they do show us that there are legitimate problems with the belief that the Quran is God's revelation to man,as God who is all knowing and infallible could not give statements of error,and then claim them as His Truth.As Christians we find the answer in the Bible.Numbers 23 tells,God is not a man,that He should lie,nor a son of man that He should repent.Has He said,and He will not do? Or has He spoken,and He will not make it good?(vs.19).God,who is all knowing and all powerful,cannot be errant in His revelation to man.The problems in the Quran and differences between the Bible and Quran are numerous, leaving an unresolved difficulty for Islam which claims to be a fulfillment of the Bible.Your comment,correction,discussion highly respectfully require to solve these doubt for not only Muslim but also others too !!
1.problems in the Quran.

3.Trinity is the Father,Son,and Holy Spirit

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Fake Stories of illegal immigration of Bangladeshi nationals Into India

Anowara Begum(Dhanbanda,Barpeta)is one of the victim of a fake Stories of Bangladeshis Intruding Into India which is revealed by the Ho'ble Gauhati High Court.

 It is observed that it has become a fashion for some of the Indian politicians and columnists to make allegation of illegal immigration of Bangladeshi nationals into the northeastern states of India in general and Assam in particular.Ex Assam Governor S.K. had Singha alleged that about 6000 Bangladeshi nationals enter Assam everyday.
1.Back stage of foreigners issue:-
The effort was made to divert the attention of the exploited and deprived people of Assam to such an issue 'foreigners' which is popular to the ethnic Assamese.Some in the media also jumped on the issue.How a state Governor could blame a neighboring country in such an indecent and irresponsible way.Why didn't the Indian intelligence and security forces that beset the state could detain the Bangladeshis?
2.What the fake foreigners statistics:-
According his statistics 1,80,000 Bangladeshis enter Assam every month and in a year the figure will stand at 12,96,000.According to the census of 2001,the total population of Assam was 2,66,55,528.Among them,according Indian media, the Muslims constitute 30 per cent of the total population of the state.If so,their number now should be around 79,96,659.If one year's intrusion is added,the present number of the Muslims should reach at 92,56,659.According to the census of 1991 Muslims were 63,73,204. Indian government and its media now point their fingers at the Muslims when they refer to the term'infiltrators'in India,though there prevails strong anti-infiltrator sentiment and campaign in all the states of northeast. Muslims were about 40% when Assam was merged with India in 1947.Their sizeable presence was in existence even before the advent of the British.
3.Reality of Mia Muslim In Assam:-

 Muslims were never infiltrators in Assam.The Muslims of today in Assam are not immigrant or outsiders,rather most of them are the sons of the soil.After fall of Gurgobinda in the 14th century,many Ahom people adjoining Sylhet converted to Islam.During the British period, thousand of Bengali speaking Muslims were brought to and settled in Assam to bring arable lands under cultivation.The descendants of these Muslims now form 30% of the total population of Assam.These descendants of those Bengali speaking Muslims forgot their language and culture,but not their religion.This new generation Muslims of Assam feel pride to identify themselves Assamese,treat Assam as their motherland,use Assamese language in their daily life,sending their children to schools where Assamese is the medium of instruction. Other than their religious activities they are hundred per cent Assamese.They cannot be branded as foreigners or Bangladeshis.So it is itself illegal and unjustified and mere violation of human rights to brand and harass the Muslims in Assam as illegal,outsiders or infiltrators.Moreover it is impossible for the Bangladeshis to enter Assam is such a massive way.Entrance of six thousand Bangladeshis daily means Assam border is opened for all.But the reality is just opposite.
4.Impartial columnist Ajay Suri reports:- 
An Indian columnist Ajay Suri reported:After Kashmir,the Northeast India has the maximum concentration of intelligence personnel.Apart from Military Intelligence,BSF's own G-branch (its intelligence wing) is active in the region.Also,more than 500 Intelligence Bureau (IB)officials are stationed permanently here,and the Research & Analysis wing(RAW)has its men even in Bangladesh link On the other hand,Assam is one of the most densely soldiered regions in the world.It is really difficult to mention the accurate figure of security agencies that are deployed in Assam,India.To avert the hue and cry in home and abroad, intentionally keep this information secret. According to press reports,at least,one lakh soldiers of Indian Army are deployed in Assam. Six battalions of BSF,10 battalions of CRP, five companies of the Punjab Police Commandos, one battalion of State Rifles have been deployed in the state.The number of other forces cannot be ascertained.One can have an easy idea how much of them are there,if one looks into so many security agencies besides the armed forces in India.Just look at their names and figures(Ministry of Home Affairs, link BSF:Organization - total 157 battalions Artillery -7 BSF Artillery Regiments Water Wing Air Wing Signals Regiment 10 Frontier Headquarters 39 Sectors Assam Rifles:41 battalions 3 Maintenance Groups Signal Unit Construction Company 9 Range Headquarters Indo-Tibetan Border Police:29 battalions (4 specialist Battalions)over 35,569 personnel 755 Officers Other Paramilitary Forces:Coast Guard Rastriya Rifles Special Frontier Force Central Reserve Police Force Home Guards Intelligence Agencies:National:Research and Analysis Wing Intelligence Bureau Joint Intelligence Committee Intelligence Agencies:Military: Aviation Research Centre(ARC).If so,their number now should be around 79,96,659.If one year's intrusion is added,the present number of the Muslims should reach at 102,56,659. According to the census of 1991 Muslims were 63,73,204.
Have you ever seen those millions of Muslim Bangladeshis sleeping on the streets of Guwahati,Calcutta and Mumbai.The Bangladeshis aliens infiltrating into India to make a living in Assam or they are moving to the real urban cities.I think this will give you an idea about the stupidity of the author whilst presenting those figures and those presenting Bangladeshi illegal immigrants entering India is a everyday event,the streets of Guwahati are flooded with them.I am sure that there is no such incident in Assam if there is any a few that is fully normal to comparison to any other country of the world. 

Friday, 18 May 2012

East Bengal Rooted Mia Muslim Politics In Assam Post Independent Period

Assam is one of the most beautiful states of our country with blue hills,green valleys and the majestic river Brahmaputra.It stands virtually unrivalled in respect of the variety of her natural resources and the diversity of population. 

The Brahmaputra valley has witnessed a variety of historical upheavals.There is large concentration of Muslim population on both sides of Brahmaputra.Here a study about East Bengal Rooted Mia Muslim Politics In Assam Post Independent Period.
1.Who are Mia Muslim:-
Muslims of Assam,especially Bengali Muslims have been largely engaged in the agriculture growth of Assam from the very beginning and are still contributing to the largest quantity of agriculture products such as rice,wheat and tea. Muslim settlement in Assam can be traced as far back as 1206 A.D when the Turks were defeated in their attack on Kamrup.In 1257 A.D Tugril Khan attacked Kamrup but failed to win it.He built first mosque in Assam in North Kamrup.In 1448 A.D Nawab Hussain Shah of Gaur succeeded in capturing Komalpur and appointed his son the administrator.During Mughal attacks Muslim population rose in Assam.The immigration of Muslims from other regions especially Bengal has taken place over a long period of time. As early as in 1874 A.D Lord Northbrook was approached by about one hundred signatories belonging to the Assamese middle class desiring an increase of the population of Assam by importing people from outside.
2.Why Mia Muslim in Assam:-
By all accounts,one can see that Muslims have been living in Assam for a very long time.Their contribution to the economy of Assam has been tremendous and it will not be right to dub such people as"foreigners".The contribution of the immigrant Muslims has been acknowledged by all open minded people of Assam.Muslims have been made the largest single contribution towards the economic advancement of the state but they have never received a fair deal either from the government or from Assamese society and are looked down upon when they speak Bengali.(Dev. B.J and D.K Lahiri,Muslims of Assam: Politics and Cohesion,p.18).
3.What History says about Mia Muslim:-
Through the election process,Muslims took an interest in politics and tried to participate in the political life of Assam with full confidence.In the first Congress coalition government in the state,formed in September 1938,Gopinath Bardoloi had included three Muslims in the ministry.In 1946,Bardoloi had two Muslims in his ministry.All the subsequent Congress ministries had sound Muslim representation.In this way the second biggest majority,has always been in the government machinery getting their representation from different political parties.It was not possible for any government of Assam to ignore them.
4.Assam agitation & Mia Muslim:-
There was great turmoil in Assam in the early eighties.The agitation which was launched against the so-called foreigners had reached its peak.Late Prime Minister Mrs.Indira Gandhi had a spate of meetings with the leaders of All Assam Student Union(AASU).Security of Muslims was in her mind and she wished to see that they live in Assam peacefully.After the death of Mrs Gandhi,the next Prime Minister,Rajiv Gandhi entered into an agreement with the AASU.Assam accord resulted in the end of the prolonged agitation of the AASU.
5.Present status of Mia Muslim:-
Since the very beginning,Muslims in Assam supported Congress party as it was the only secular political party of national importance. On October 2,2005,the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi,Maulana Badruddin Ajmal al Qasmi founded a new political party,the Assam United Democratic Front.In the April-May assembly elections of Assam,AUDF won ten seats but in the process.In several other constituencies AUDF failed to win but facilitated victory of right wing parties due to division of the Muslim votes.Emotional politics of Badruddin Ajmal sidelined mainstream politics of the Muslims of Assam.It has become a fashion to float small parties.Some desire fame while some are result of rebellion in other national parties.All these Muslims including Badruddin Ajmal dream about changing the society in one night.Candidates of these tiny political parties hope of victory in the elections but end up only cutting the votes of secular parties like Congress.There are also some who float parties just for creating nuisance normally backed by communal elements whose only aim is to divide Muslim votes.Such ulterior motives should be understood by the community.
Congress government at the centre appointed Sachar Committee and its report has focused the attention of the community to the issues of socio-economic backwardness and unity with the backward section of the society.It is a formidable challenge to the secular-democratic section of the community to stay focused on issues of social justice and equality.Sachar Committee Report has the revolutionized whole concept of the policy making towards Muslims. Since the report saw the light of the day,the government has launched several fresh schemes which are benefiting Muslims.It is high time that assembly elections of Assam should not be viewed just as "another"election.For sustainable development,it is very much important that in the state and at the Centre,the same party remain in power.There are two ways of dealing with any issue,one by heart and sentiments and the other by logics and mind.For the Muslims of Assam,it is must that small Muslim political outfits like AUDF should not be supported.Support to such political parties will ultimately strengthen the hands of right wing communal parties a few of Muslim leaders thoughts and which has become true.On the other hand support to Congress will weaken communalists and will bestow upon the Congress the moral responsibility to speed-up community welfare measures which have begin after release of Sachar Committee Report.M. Badruddin Ajmal lead AIUDF has managed to bag 18 seats in Assam Assembly election last year which has become more jealous to self styled guardians of Assamese people. 
Muslims of Assam are standing on a crossroad. They have to decide their future course of action.Congress is still best bet for them.If they will take opposite stand then their doom is not far away as the sword of "foreigner" is hanging on their heads which is till going to become true.But one thing we have agree that AIUDF like party will arise the core issues of Mia Muslim which are ignored by the past governments.Government takes a few steps to solve those issue in the fear of AIUDF.

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