India – Objection to UNHRC Plea on CAA, NPR & NRC

March 6, 2020

India –  BJP Government Objection to UNHRC Plea on CAA, NPR & NRC

Padmini Arhant

Prime Minister Narendra Modi government and the state run media objection to UNHRC joining other local petitioners on the controversial #CAA, #NPR and #NRC in the Indian Supreme Court calling out UNHRC participation as foreign body intervention in India’s internal affair and further claiming that such activity is violation of India’s sovereignty deserves attention.

India’s position might be valid upon Indian government strict adherence to Indian constitution and democratic rule of law barring any form of discrimination and prejudice that the legislated act #CAA, #NPR and #NRC proved to be in the testing ground viz. the north eastern state, Assam.

Assam citizens requested for protection of the natives political, economic and social rights and the indigenous culture that are on the brink of dissipation due to migrants from adjacent West Bengal and population influx from Bangladesh post 1971 war between India and Pakistan.

Instead, Assamese problem exacerbated with natives and locals placement in detention centers on the basis of convoluted NRC and CAA diversion from initial approximately 33,000 immigrants to now 19% of population of which 12% are Hindus and Delhi Central government defined Hindu denominations viz. Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians leaving the remaining 7% muslims as illegals per PM Narendra Modi’ government’s declaration.

The foreign tribunal set up in Assam to filter the qualified against the non-qualified in the citizenship criteria already split internally with the resignation of a tribunal member dissenting on the corruption and lack of credibility in the process that apparently allowed applicants with forged documents bribing the administration officials while declining citizens with proper documents and papers on them.

The long established second and third generation citizens in Assam having been affected by NRC flaws could not even receive any justice in the State High Court interpreting the New Delhi government law as final.

As a result, the Assamese natives are being relocated from their place of residence to BJP government assigned detention centers with reports of some deaths in some facility from the inadequate accommodation requirements.

The cases in reference are as pointed out earlier on this site – the former President of India Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed’s family isolated as non-citizens of India.

Similarly the former war veteran Army Major Mohammed Sanaullah, a decorated Indian Army Officer having served Indian defense force for over thirty years and honored with Presidential medal for his bravery in Kargil war between India and Pakistan that almost led to nuclear meltdown in 1999 only to be now denigrated as a foreigner and dispatched to detention center could not be an inadvertent mistake. The Army officer Mohammed Sanaullah had to prove his citizenship in the court of law at his personal expense.

Needless to say ordinary citizens living hand to mouth in a distressed economy are not in a position to deal with such challenges evidently associated with #CAA, #NPR and #NRC.

These are the ramifications from #CAA, #NPR and #NRC that are falsely propagated as no brainer in implementation harming none anywhere in India despite the unraveling of the unnecessary government agenda.

The intriguing aspect of this #CAA in particular is the government plan to naturalize minority Hindus and Hindu category as outlined above from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh living in non-residential status in Assam legislated in Parliament with an amendment to the existing citizenship act. When the government could have granted asylum to all those members including muslims upon every one of them satisfying the standard criteria and importantly without criminal record.

PM Narendra Modi, HM Amit Shah and their surrogates in media and those representing the government in media discussions on this topic defend #CAA, #NPR and #NRC as laws that target none even though muslims are specifically segregated from this group for citizenship approval.

Furthermore, what was the need for  PM Narendra Modi government to amend the citizenship act for #CAA?

Again, when the matter could have been addressed without dragging the nation into quagmire producing protests followed by BJP government ministers and members unleashed hate speeches and inflammatory recommendations that consumed more than 47 innocent lives in the latest horrific Delhi violence and set North East Delhi on fire.

Obviously, these events suffice to summarize that are more to these laws that meets the eye and the government confirmation in this regard with no political will to resolve the issues amicably prolong the contentious citizenship saga.

Now on the issue of UNHRC accused of meddling in India’s domestic propositions.

The synonymous action from India, in fact  Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government indulgence in neighboring Nepal, an independent sovereign state with democratically elected government passing a unanimous constitutional amendment in Parliament on Nepal’s Hindu status to secular state was condemned by PM Narendra Modi, his government and BJP in unison.

They did not stop at reprimanding Nepal’s leadership and opposition alike for this transition from Hindu state to secularism or pluralist status.

PM Narendra Modi unilaterally imposed economic sanctions against the economically struggling small nation like Nepal subjecting children, women, youth and elderly to extreme difficulties depriving them of food, medicines and basic essentials leading to casualties from that economic blockade lasting several months in 2015.

Perhaps at that time, PM Narendra Modi and cohorts singing in chorus now could have realized that India and Indian government had no business to chide Nepal nor possessed any right to intervene in Nepal’s sovereign decision let alone execute drastic trade embargo on Nepal.

Politics selective amnesia is well known and Indian critics on UNHRC sharing concerns as interventional fail to acknowledge own record fitting the profile.

India’s interference in 2015 was intrusive especially concerning Nepal’s admirable measure becoming inclusive in recognition of all citizens and diverse background in the country unlike India on the reverse course.

Often such examples serve as poignant moments in political history striving to safeguard democracy and constitutional rights of all citizens rejecting bias and marginalization of any segments in society.

Unfortunately, India is driven in the opposite direction in defiance of democracy, constitution and humanitarian law benefitting none at the end.

Indian citizenry consciousness and mass awakening to this effect pertinent to avert undesirable destination reflected in status quo. 

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Padmini Arhant 

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India – What is worse for India – Corona or Hindutva Virus?

March 2, 2020

India –

What is worse for India

Corona 

or

Hindutva Virus? 

Padmini Arhant

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi not missing opportunity in his busy schedule to share his personal comments and messages especially to film and sports celebrities somehow unable to afford time or possess the heart to console the latest victims of his government organized hate crime and abominable atrocities against innocent men, women and children. Similar apathy from PM Narendra Modi witnessed during the 2019 Bihar encephalitis outbreak consuming 150 children of largely poorer sections in the community. 

The Delhi violence – the heinous crimes not barring rape, loot, vandalism, demolition of shops, schools, hospitals, gas stations and residential areas in the targeted assaults in North East Delhi, justifies the call for resignation of the government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah.

When government elected to represent all the people i.e. those who voted for the ruling political party as well as those who decided to cast their vote for other options in the electoral ballot, the discrimination of any kind from and by the government is undemocratic, unconstitutional and unacceptable.

The hooligans in the latest Delhi violence and unfortunately many in uniform as police force public funded to protect citizens from any harm indulge in taunting and tormenting the victims of state sponsored terrorism insulting the citizens for exercising their democratic right in their voting preference is shameful and even worse is the government and crony contingency defiance to bring these murderers to justice. 

BJP politics has been transparent in terms of their isolation and segregation of demography viz. muslims and so-called Dalits in society, the primary targets of hate crime by RSS cow vigilantes and saffron gangs roaming the streets insisting muslims and the so-called lower caste Hindus to chant Jai Sri Ram in direct sacrilege of the religion Hinduism that RSS and BJP have systematically exploited and distorted to promote their Hindutva ideology.

What RSS run BJP have done in the name of Hindu religion which has nothing to do with their insidious Hindutva ideology is blasphemy. 

As for politics, BJP has been open about their selective responsibility only to those who cast their vote to them even though that has been a dismal failure leading to major disillusionment among BJP voters left on the lurch with serious economic woes and social problems on safety and security of women and much more concerning daily survival.

The government indifference was shockingly displayed in the latest Delhi violence allowing casualties to rise from the lack of leadership and administrative dereliction  of duty at all levels beginning with Home Ministry headed by Amit Shah in charge of law and order nationwide and the capital New Delhi in particular. The responsibility was also shrugged by the Delhi State government under Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal abstaining from constitutional oath and moral obligation to all citizens in the state at the critical hour ignoring life and death situation of his electorate.

BJP’s Lok Sabha (People House) member of Parliament Menaka Gandhi during election campaign in May 2019 was the harbinger of BJP’s omission and commission action warning muslim voters in Sultanpur that they would be neglected and asked them not to expect any government attention on any matter upon them casting their vote to anyone other than BJP.

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BJP polarization politics is deep rooted in every format. The marginalization of segments and population based on caste and religion by a national political party is the fundamental reason behind sponsored violence and extremism.

To add fuel to fire, the BJP Rajya Sabha member Dr. Subramaniam Swamy misinterpretation of Holy Quran in semblance to constant subversion of Hindu Holy Scriptures and provocative recommendations such as transformation of India as Hindu state slighting other religions besides Islam is an intellectual deformity defying rationality.

BJP MP Subramaniam Swamy further suggesting that muslims have 57 Islamic nations to choose for residency and that India is not an open shelter state to grant refuge to all i.e. muslims in this instance explains the Hindutva doctrine on alienation and subordination.

Is Dr.Subramaniam Swamy mindful of Indian diaspora predominantly Hindu citizens working throughout Gulf States that are Islamic nations and facilitating Indian economy in foreign currency reserves and contributions to maintain their Hindu families in India enabling the economic activities as consumers and investors in India’s ailing economy?

India’s status quo reflected in ramshackle politics deviating from immediate focus to revive economy and provide safe conducive environment for all to live in peace and harmony. Instead preoccupation in divisive politics leading the country to mayhem and despair.

A poignant reminder to ruling BJP government – the national representation of a central government delivering unconditional service in meeting the basic to special requirements of citizens across the nation is not defined by electoral mandate percentage but rather the mandatory commitment incumbent upon any political party assuming power at the central and state governance.

On CAA, NPR and NRC – the BJP government assertion on preemptive declaration of these laws in their election manifesto and standing the grounds to legislate them is again ignoring the fact that the case might be relevant only to those who may have approved through their ballot but then there are others at least 49% of the population that did not vote for BJP related to various issues including the controversial CAA,NPR and NRC legitimately exempting them from such rule of law.

Accordingly, CAA, NPR and NRC was rejected by significant majority electorate in the polls to avert unraveling citizenship and statehood status.

The authorities’ acknowledgement in action to represent all in the nation leaving none behind would alleviate mistrust and build confidence among people in a diverse complex secular vast nation like India.

Any reluctance or evasion in this regard conclusively illegitimize such government authority. 

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Padmini Arhant

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Indian Media – Misleading Narrative on Latest Delhi Violence

February 29, 2020

Indian Media – Misleading Narrative on Latest Delhi Violence

Padmini Arhant

India’s Capital – New Delhi has been subject to horrific violence with targeted killings premised on prejudice and deep hatred emanating from polarization politics that is unfortunate and regrettable reminding citizens of politics instigated past events whether it is 1984 Sikh massacre in Delhi, Punjab and northern India, Demolition of Babri Masjid in 1992 triggering violence, Gujarat Godhra bloodshed in 2002, Muzzafarnagar in 2013…to name a few invariably ignited by political parties and political factions in India. 

In the backdrop of such history continued until today, the Indian media’s false narrative citing the three days violence, vandalism and destruction of lives and livelihoods as Hindu – Muslim riots is in itself extremely irresponsible and unnecessary sensationalism. 

The media touted as fourth column in a democracy bear serious responsibility to douse the fire not inflame for ratings (TRP). Certain prominent media attributing the recent Delhi violence to communal clash between Hindu and Muslims contrary to state sponsored isolated killings replicating 2002 Gujarat violence beckons discernment in reporting such sensitive incident. 

The pre-meditated and well orchestrated attacks on the poor and lower income group neighborhoods with Hindu, Muslims, Sikhs and other residents living there in harmony confirmed in the mutual support and assistance to one another saving lives during the vicious assaults on them, their homes and place of worship was the focus for radical elements representing divisive politics to split the community. 

In the absence of any response from the Central and State government despite cognizance on the imminent development together with apathetic law enforcement failing to contain the onslaught on innocent men, women and children forcing them to flee their homes is deplorable.

The systematic carnage of K-12 school building, business centers, gas station, parking lot with cars in the nearby areas and above all bullet injuries sustained by most victims of which the majority are muslims and the multiple stab wound reportedly 400 times on the intelligence official among many other gross violations in North East Delhi clearly allude to have been orchestrated by those with assets at their disposal including the power to distort and subvert the horrendous crime as communal unrest.

As for hate speeches and provocation, an established demeanor in politics and RSS guided BJP spare no opportunity in this regard as witnessed not only among the junior BJP cadre and rank and file but also with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi leading in this context during public rally to pay attention to muslims clothes and their special accessories to identify them among students in Jamia Millia Islamia college police crackdown. 

As a result, the efforts to delay judicial process evading accountability is a repeat strategy for both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah throughout their political tenure. On the other hand, the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s true colors coming to light is indeed a major disillusionment for Delhi electorate granting the latter a landslide victory in the latest Delhi assembly election only to be dismissed by the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the critical hour of need clarifies political opportunism. 

Suffice to conclude that trust deficit in politics is the predominant factor prompting ordinary people to take the burgeoning issues like CAA, NPR, NRC, economic and environment concerns threatening their identity as citizens and statehood, personal survival and future respectively in the form of peaceful non-violent assembly and candle light vigil. 

Importantly, Delhi victims, their families and survivors of the atrocities in the present time desperately require healing, restoration, rehabilitation and renewed hope helping all those affected with Central and State monetary compensation and adequate facilities to resume normal life. 

There will be more updates on the matter.

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Padmini Arhant

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India – Modi Shah Resignation

February 28, 2020

India – Modi, Shah Resignation

Padmini Arhant

The latest development on CAA, NPR and NRC resulting in at least twenty two casualties with majority of muslims against CAA thus far engaged in peaceful non-violent assembly until BJP minister Kapil Mishra along with BJP members Anurag Thakur and Parvesh Verma instigated violence claiming many unarmed innocent civilian lives and a law enforcement personnel life in North East Delhi is deeply regrettable.

The Central government unnecessary involvement in the outreach to Indians of specific religions barring Islam in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh while subjecting muslims and so-called lower caste Hindus as well as others to bloodshed in India clarifies the present government under PM Narendra Modi and HM Amit Shah repeating Gujarat history in New Delhi conforming to the adage ‘old habits die hard.’

Justice Muralidhar presiding the hearing on the recent violence reaches the verdict to bring BJP minister Kapil Mishra and BJP accomplices Anurag Thakur and Parvesh Verma to justice for inciting violence and letting mob activities producing the unfortunate outcome.

Not surprisingly, the home minister Amit Shah promptly transfers justice Muralidhar from Delhi High Court to northern state Punjab.

Amit Shah’s egregious decision post midnight obstructing justice to protect BJP offenders is nothing new considering his legacy in this regard viz. the Indian judge Brijgopal Harkishan Loya who served in a special court which deals with matters relating to the Central Bureau of Investigation. Justice Loya was presiding over the Sohrabuddin Sheikh case directly linked to Amit Shah.

Justice Loya delivered judgement against Amit Shah in 2002 Gujarat violence. Justice Loya  was murdered upon declining bribe and other incentives to drop the judgement against Amit Shah at that time.

Narendra Modi and Amit Shah’s political career as stated earlier is marred with violence, communal riots, mob lynching, murder of members in judiciary, investigating agency such as CBI that happened lately, BJP Lok Sabha member of parliament Gopinath Munde murder in June 2014 covered up as freak road accident due to disagreements in policy within party, gunning down of journalist and writer Gauri Lankesh in Bangalore with PM Narendra Modi cheering the incident by following the assassin’s twitter, unlawful imprisonment of former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt from Gujarat are chronicles in Narendra Modi and Amit Shah run state and central government.

Sanjiv Bhatt is a former Indian Police Service officer from Gujarat. Sanjiv Bhatt filed an affidavit in the Indian Supreme Court against then Chief Minister Narendra Modi heading the Government of Gujarat for his complicity in communal violence leading to killings of citizens mostly muslims such as women and children burned alive in some instances as the reports surfaced later. 

The imprisonment of the former Senior police officer Sanjiv Bhatt is not an isolated incident. Upon becoming Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has selectively isolated human rights activist and environmentalist, the United States born citizen Mrs. Sudha Bharadwaj, a legal attorney in her own rights among several other human rights advocates, journalists and authors branded urban naxals holding them in indefinite unlawful unconstitutional imprisonment denying them due process viz. habeas corpus to prove their innocence are mere examples in the series of violations and abuse of power by Narendra Modi and Amit Shah thus far.

Notwithstanding the harassment and aggressive tactics against former Indian Army personnel – Ex -Border Security Force Officer Tej Bahadur Yadav forcing the soldier’s twenty one years old son to commit suicide from the unbearable constant Modi government and media intimidation of the family. The Ex-BSF officer Tej Bahadhur Yadav upon rejecting Narendra Modi and Amit Shah’s bribe of $500 million  to drop out of the 2019 national election against Narendra Modi in Varanasi fraudulently disqualified the Indian soldier’s candidacy in May 2019.

Furthermore, Narendra Modi and Amit Shah’s political strategy deploying devious means such as bribery or threats to conduct raid against members of opposition political parties in an effort to wipe opposition in the political system is the norm.

Besides, anyone in any institution heading probe against the incumbent administration and government i.e. PM Narendra Modi and Amit Shah’s numerous corruption dealings and criminal activities are either lured with cash and foreign posts or eliminated from their positions including murder of such individuals for non-cooperation.

Narendra Modi’s rise to political status at India’s detriment aptly attributed to United States former so-called democrat President Barack Obama having come to Narendra Modi’s rescue misusing Presidential power preventing the trial against Narendra Modi on Gujarat violence in New York Court that summoned then Chief Minister Narendra Modi upon his arrival at JFK, New York was just the beginning.

Now the successor United States President Donald Trump glorifying Narendra Modi’s profile substantiates United States stance on human rights, democracy, constitution and individual liberty that obviously flouted time and time again regardless of political representation in the United States proudly declared the beacon of democracy.

United States and western allies together with others in the multinational corporate run global politics, fostering authoritarian, dictatorial regimes is the tradition. History is testament to the fact in every part of the world predominantly to serve vested interests much to the destruction of constitutional based democratic governance.

Although, United States having earlier rightfully not granting travel visa to Narendra Modi related to Gujarat violence and scores of innocent deaths in 2002 only to be reversed by the so-called democrat President Barack Obama and lately Republican incumbent President Donald Trump slighting recent events confirms United States government priority or the lack thereof to human rights and the fundamentals of democracy.

Indian government leaderships under Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah subversion of democracy and extreme violations in the abuse of power leading to incessant violence, innocent deaths, unnecessary tensions and unrest in the country appropriately calls for the resignation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah sparing vulnerable segments viz. muslims, so-called Dalits and other targeted demography from continuous persecution and religion caste based mob killings that has become the way of life in addition to saving democracy as well as the distressed economy is paramount.

India’s secular diverse culture and hard fought independence in adherence to constitution protected equal rights, opportunity and respect for all barring any form of prejudice exerting caste, religion and other basis could no longer be dismissed as witnessed in the ongoing political, social and economic precipice.

I convey my sincere condolences to the families and students who have suffered enormously in the recent violence and survivors who have lost their loved ones in the senseless government actions on CAA, NPR and NRC .

I also urge the vast number of Indians protesting against CAA, NPR and NRC to maintain absolute peaceful, non-violent, civil decorum and disposition resisting any form of provocation and instigation from the government and their representative groups harming collectively as there are no winners in violence.

Importantly, the CAA, NPR and NRC protesters engagement through direct dialogue and discourse on this matter is pertinent and would avoid such confrontations with groups likely to infuse altercation.

There are also ways to submit your grievances and share your concerns through social media provided access available to exercise the basic right unlike the government intervention in Kashmir blocking communication and internet access for longer period prolonging until now over there.

The resolution to the current situation in India is for the BJP government to repeal CAA and abandon the unconstitutional undemocratic NPR, NRC and resume established census method safeguarding citizens rights and privacy.

As for the population as second and third generation residents with no documents and not having criminal records threatening any citizen’s safety and national security should be granted amnesty or asylum again discarding religion based criteria treating all as nothing but humans and Indians in statehood and citizenship.

The government’s failure to resolve the issue in the above manner i.e. revoking CAA and adopting democratic practice on national census leaves the nation and the ones inevitably to be affected viz. significant percentage of all Indians not just muslim Indians in government obstinacy on citizenship rights with no choice but seek removal of leaderships from power.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah stepping down from office would demonstrate Indian democracy’s strength and legitimacy.

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Padmini Arhant

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India – Withdraw CAA, NPR, NRC and Save democracy

February 24, 2020

India – Withdraw CAA, NPR, NRC
and

Save democracy

Padmini Arhant

Prime Minister Narendra Modi headed government policy on CAA, NPR and NRC is unprecedented undemocratic means aimed at disenfranchisement of large swath of population representing Hindu majority besides Muslims and other minorities in the country.

BJP spokespersons and surrogates making rounds in all forms of media and press to defend indefensible citizenship act discarding constitution is a desperate effort to impose draconian measure stripping vast number of Indians their citizenship under the guise of national registration.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi administration having miserably failed to address ailing economy burdened with high unemployment, inflation and gloomy business environment ignoring tragedies involving suicides among educated and skilled unemployed youth in the urban areas and distressed farmers in rural India is rather unfortunate. Instead PM Narendra Modi adopting diversionary tactics to deprive Indians statehood and citizenry clarify BJP agenda behind polarization politics.

PM Narendra Modi’s Hindutva ideology in compliance with RSS fundamentalism endanger Indian democracy.

The mass protests nationwide in the past three months denouncing the reprehensible CAA, NPR and NRC is of least concern to PM Narendra Modi and his BJP government that in itself explains the serious threat to Indian democratic system.  Any genuine democratic leadership would heed citizens call to scrap CAA, NPR and NRC as it is premised on government’s selective criteria to maintain voting block while isolating significant population from voting rights and importantly removing their citizenship status despite many of them being second and third generation Indians in the country.

PM Narendra Modi governance style thus far proved to be anti-constitutional and anti-democratic upon reviewing series of events where all institutions beginning with the election commission, judiciary not barring the highest court on land i.e. the Supreme Court of India, Central Reserve Bank, investigating agencies like Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate to Income tax department are misused to political and personal advantage in order to remain in power.

The systemic abuse of power is the norm under PM Narendra Modi continuing the legacy from Gujarat as Chief Minister undermining democratic principles with the record on gross human rights violations instigating communal violence and riots resulting in deaths of scores of innocent children, women and men in Muslim and Hindu communities in the state.

PM Narendra Modi performing to the scripted role directed by internal organization RSS and external foreign forces transformed the highest office of Prime Ministership into showmanship, the trend having originated in the United States 2008 Presidential election and prolonged post election until date to beguile captive audience only to be disillusioned sooner than later experienced in both democracies time and time again hard to escape observant’s attention.

As for BJP media representatives and regional allies in government claims that CAA, NPR and NRC would not affect Indian Muslims and other Indian citizens despite several incidents confirming otherwise clearly demonstrates the authorities underestimating human intelligence and citizens understanding of the devious plan to marginalize and alienate overwhelming majority in the country.

Since politics characterized as presumptuous and mendacious in nature rejecting ground reality much to own embarrassment and detriment is least surprising. The former Indian President Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed’s family having been the victims of citizenship elimination process along with former Army Major and Kargil war veteran in Assam Mohammed Sana Ullah, who had won a President’s medal for his thirty years of service to his country India, dispatched to a detention center as a foreigner based on his religion and Muslim hood is the kind of treatment the protesters across India fear from this dreadful CAA, NPR and NRC under PM Narendra Modi’s premiership.

Furthermore, the BJP alliances in regional states falsely projecting the government as the authority committed to their word when Prime Minister Narendra Modi has defaulted on numerous pledges and promises to the nation such as in the wake of disastrous demonetization the government offer to deposit 15 lakhs i.e. 1,500,000 rupees in each Indian citizen’s bank account that obviously never materialized until today and contrarily bankrupted ordinary citizens including 165 or more deaths from this particular debacle. Similarly, electoral gimmick on millions of jobs creation ended in evaporation in the first and second term of PM Narendra Modi’s terms in office are mere examples of consistent renege on government obligation to the nation at large.

Tamil Nadu ruling government ADMK as BJP’s partner insisting that people in the Southern state should give the latter the benefit of the doubt on CAA, NPR and NRC neglecting above cited realities is yet again politics prioritizing own political gains over citizens’ identity situation. Besides, the ADMK members complicity with their former Chief Minister Jayalalitha who championed the cause in converting Tamil Nadu towards alcoholism among many other nefarious activities and corruption scandals expecting Tamil Nadu population to believe the local government to protect them is indeed a far cry.

No matter how this egregious decision to marginalize disproportionate Indian population in the latest CAA, NPR and NRC is circumvented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and regional allies, the dangerous course is ominous to those predicting a favorable outcome. The ill-conceived policy would further promote corruption prompting government employees and other recruits to demand bribes from anxious and vulnerable citizens unable to produce many documents required in the citizenship verification exercise. The forged documents with bribes appearing in the arduous data compilation is imminent only compounding the complex citizenship detection methodology.

Not to mention the unwanted chaos and turbulence in society with the families and individuals inability to meet the elaborate document submission to prove their citizenship status.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government withdrawal of CAA, NPR and NRC is no longer an option but a necessity to prevent the nation from inevitable turmoil due to incomprehensible procedure detouring the established census act safeguarding citizens’ rights and privacy.

The lack of wisdom and pragmatism in such political scheme is prominent.

Nonetheless, at no point in time any government and forces behind them should take people and their will for granted witnessed in the ongoing relentless struggle against CAA, NPR and NRC in India.

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Padmini Arhant

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Turkey in Libya and Syria

February 13, 2020

Turkey in

Libya

and

Syria 

Padmini Arhant

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s ambitions in Syria and Libya is interventional with Turkish leadership having been directly responsible for Syrian refugees status quo through participation in providing refuge to terror outfits like al-nusra front in 2011, 2012 onwards that cost not only innocent Syrian lives but also claimed many Turkish citizens lives from terror blowback against Turkey.

Furthermore, Turkey exploring occupation of Libya would be illegal invasion of foreign land that would not be appreciated by Turkish leadership and citizens upon similar attempts from any regional states against Turkey.

Syria has been the bedrock of violence due to international powers sponsorship of terror evolving into various terror groups such as IS, ISIL and ISIS as the latest one. Turkey’s role was instrumental in aiding and abetting terror factions attracting Turkish population dissent and protests across Turkey in recent memory.

The non-violent peace march in Turkey at that time in 2012 was quelled with brute force by Turkish leadership Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, then serving as Prime Minister of once secular democratic nation regrettably transitioned into conservative hardline governance denying citizens political and civil rights. Turkey was once regarded the model democracy for muslim nations in the region and outside.

Unfortunately, the Turkish leadership’s quest for power along with external forces harmful and destructive backing allowing then Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to amend constitution transforming the political system from Parliamentary to Presidential form of government nascent in the existing trend.

The political maneuvering slighting opposition in Turkish Parliament by then PM Recep Tayyip Erdoğan having exhausted term limit led Turkey into the  current situation.

Any aspirations to revive earlier centuries empire status viz. Ottoman empire would be egregious and importantly impact the country of origin planning such move now or in the near future.  The erroneous calculations proved pessimistic time and time again for imperialism. The twentieth and twenty first century imperialistic goals invariably affecting the source in terms of economic liabilities in sending troops to foreign soil and humanitarian costs that are irreversible would be the occupier’s concern prompting abandonment of such flawed decision and counterproductive strategy.

Syria and Libya having been utilized as the battle ground for international forces launching terror attacks essentially behind massive humanitarian crises in the form of refugees turning Syrian and Libyan population stateless in their homeland.

Besides, the continuous warfare depriving Syrian and Libyan people the urgent economic revival endangering ordinary lives survival further exacerbated with western imposed economic sanctions. In promoting terror through recruitment, training and funding of terror groups, these two nations remain the target for relentless hegemonic pursuits within and outside the region.

Turkish leadership and political members exercising diligence and renouncing any incursions against Syria and Libya would demonstrate wisdom and maturity in dealing with border related issues and other factors that are best resolved through civil non-violent and constructive democratic course rather than unnecessary present confrontation.

Syria and Libya are sovereign nations with citizens entitled to self-determination rights that are not to be taken for granted or ignored by foreign powers espousing unwanted annexation desires that could only prolong the difficult moments into eternal conflict which is needless to say not a viable option for any nation or the Middle East for that matter.

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Padmini Arhant

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Middle East Peace Plan 2020

February 7, 2020

Middle East Peace Plan 2020 

Padmini Arhant

Middle East Peace Plan – Israel and United States presented the latest proposal as

Deal of the Century.

Review and Solutions.

The Middle East peace plan key points deviates from the path of peace and instead legitimize illegitimate occupation of Palestine and annexation of other territories by Israel following Israel’s six days aggression in 1967 and unlawful settlements in West Bank, Palestine until now.

Nonetheless, the peace plan with appropriate recommendations and solutions furnished for mutually reasonable and acceptable peace treaty.

Deal of the Century (DC) bullet points:

DC: Borders Israel will retain 20% of the West Bank and will lose a small amount of land in the Negev near the Gaza-Egypt border. The Palestinians will have a pathway to a state in the vast majority of territory in the West Bank, while Israel will maintain control of all borders.

Correction and Solution: West Bank is Palestinian territory with unlawful settlements against international laws attracting global dissent. Accordingly, the area to remain part of Palestine under Palestinian jurisdiction and authority. The settlers are to be provided an option to either return to destinations of their origin/choice or seek legal resident status subject to Palestinian authorities approval. Palestinians would have free access to their state in West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem. The Palestinians elected government would deploy their own security forces and personnel on their borders while Israel would maintain only Israel’s borders in recognition of Palestinian and neighbors sovereignty and territorial rights respectively.

DC: Jerusalem: The Palestinians will have a capital in east Jerusalem based on northern and eastern neighborhoods that are outside the Israeli security barrier – Kafr Akab, Abu Dis and half of Shuafat. Otherwise, United States President Donald Trump said Jerusalem will remain undivided as Israel’s capital.

Correction and Solution: Palestinians capital in East Jerusalem entailing all Palestinian neighborhoods and specifically Al aqsa mosque would be Palestinian territory. Any other suggestion on Jerusalem as undivided Israel’s capital is contentious for following reasons.

Israel’s claim on undivided Jerusalem regardless of the holy city’s relevance to other faiths Islam and  Christianity besides Judaism not excluding non-believers and other segments from across the region is over ambitious notwithstanding Israel’s militarization of Islam’s Al aqsa mosque, the second most revered place of worship and demolition of Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem proved counterproductive thus far.

DC: Settlements: Israel will retain the Jordan Valley and all Israeli settlements in the West Bank in the broadest definition possible, meaning not the municipal borders of each settlement but their security perimeters. This also includes 15 isolated settlements, which will be enclaves within an eventual Palestinian state. Within those settlements Israel will not be able to build for the next four years. The IDF will have access to the isolated settlements. For the settlement part of the plan to go into effect, Israel will have to take action to apply sovereignty to the settlements, which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he plans to do at the upcoming cabinet meeting on Sunday.

Correction and Solution: Jordan Valley and the northern Dead Sea representing more than 30% of West Bank with majority approximately 65,000 Palestinians compared to 11,000 Jewish settlers living there. Furthermore, the valley long been the significant land reserve for Palestinians would constitute Palestinian territory. All settlements within West Bank and in the region would be Palestinian state territory. Palestine would be governed by Palestinian elected government with the territories monitored and defended by Palestinian security personnel. All settlement activities before, now or in the near future in West Bank and other Palestinian territories qualified as encroachment would fall under Palestinian jurisdiction related to property and real estate laws in Palestinian land. The withdrawal of Israel Defense Force (IDF) from Palestinian Territories beginning with West Bank, East Jerusalem and near Gaza i.e. inside Palestine is critical for any peace process to be sincere, serious and above all genuine. The foreign government viz. Israeli authorities action on sovereignty on illegal settlements would be null and void.

DC: Security: Israel will be in control of security from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea. The IDF will not have to leave the West Bank. No change to Israel’s approach to Judea and Samaria would be needed.

Correction and Solution: Reiterating above mentioned facts on recognition of sovereignty, territorial integrity and rights that are in adherence as international law in most parts of the world, similar situation would apply to Palestinian state and the state of Israel confined to own respective boundaries and borders which means Palestinian security forces would be responsible and in control of the West Bank and Palestinian territory and vice versa.

With respect to Judea and Samaria – Since the reference Judea and Samaria is Israeli government’s term for administrative control over occupied West Bank, the termination of foreign rule and influence on sovereign state i.e. Palestine would be natural and inherent part of the deal.

DC: Palestinian state: The plan does not include immediate recognition of a Palestinian state; rather, it expects a willingness on Israel’s part to create a pathway toward Palestinian statehood based on specific territory, which is about 70% of Judea and Samaria, including areas A and B and parts of Area C. The state will only come into existence in four years if the Palestinians accept the plan, if the Palestinian Authority stops paying terrorists and inciting terrorism and if Hamas and Islamic Jihad put down their weapons. In addition, the American plan calls on the Palestinians to give up corruption, respect human rights, freedom of religion and a free press, so that they don’t have a failed state. If those conditions are met, the US will recognize a Palestinian state and implement a massive economic plan to assist it.

Correction and Solution: The recognition of an independent Palestinian State barring foreign nations viz. Israel or any other state intrusion, interference in administrative governance, security and all other matter deemed internal and related to Palestinian population affairs and welfare would be instantaneously effective. The establishment of Palestinian statehood and self-determination rights with requirement on withdrawal of foreign viz. Israel’s occupation and deployment of troops as well as administrative authority in West Bank and other Palestinian Territories such as Gaza and East Jerusalem to commence immediately preventing any unnecessary delay and procrastination in this regard.

Once again, Palestinian territory elaborated with respect to all areas pertaining to West Bank i.e. Israeli government reference Judea and Samaria, East Jerusalem and Gaza would be returned in entirety conforming to meaningful and authentic peace accord.

Violence and terrorism to cease on all sides enabling youth and citizens in Palestine and Israel to co-exist in peace. Additionally, the peaceful outcome aimed at long overdue economic progress and development among Palestinians would promote unity and harmony between the two states otherwise wasting time and resources in politically motivated tensions and confrontation.

As for the American plan calling on the Palestinians to give up corruption, respect human rights, freedom of religion and a free press, so that they don’t have a failed state – this is a universal problem in varying proportions and prevalent more so in governments espousing fundamental values with utter disregard for constitution and democratic principles affecting the idea of democracy, individual freedom on religion, free speech and free press endangering normal existence that could lead to any nation’s failure. Not to mention corruption, a global epidemic in politics with widespread impact on integral systems in society.

The political consciousness and remedy to eliminate corruption is applicable without exception to all nations and governments in power as well as opposition for a corruption free system prioritizing transparency and accountability exempting none above law.

DC: Refugees: A limited number of Palestinian refugees and their descendants will be allowed into the Palestinian state. None will enter Israel.

Correction and Solution: This is a matter concerning Palestinian people and their independent nation granting them exclusive discretionary power to approach the humanitarian issue best suited to their economic and social conditions. Though Palestinian refugees and descendants having been forced to leave their native land exercising the right to return to Palestinian state would not be uncommon in semblance to Israel’s policy inviting Jewish citizens from anywhere to Israel.

DC: Triangle: The plan leaves open the possibility that Israel will swap the area known as the “Triangle” – consisting of Kafr Kara, Arara, Baka al-Gharbiya, Umm el-Fahm and more – into the future Palestinian state. According to the plan, “the Vision contemplates the possibility, subject to agreement of the parties, that the borders of Israel will be redrawn such that the Triangle Communities become part of the State of Palestine.”

Correction and Solution: Israel’s preparedness to swap areas known as the “Triangle” is welcome. The plan transforming the possibility to eventuality in the above enunciated manner is paramount. Once again the peace plan in the corrected format with eligible solutions is a great opportunity towards sustainable peace and security to both Israel and Palestine. Not only the citizens in Palestine and Israel deserve peace and stability, the regional experience is pertinent for global peace and security.

The political will on this historic peaceful resolution ending the prolonged Middle East conflict is the responsibility of political leaderships and society in Israel and Palestine demonstrating commitment to an independent sovereign Palestinian state alongside sovereign state of Israel forging normal relations benefitting in trade, cultural, education, technology, environment and more enhancing comprehensive gains.

Hopefully, rationality and wisdom would prevail in accepting the accord for long lasting peace, economic growth and prosperity desired by the citizens in Palestine and Israel.

The amended peace plan fruition could further benefit Israel in bringing the ongoing domestic political stalemate to conclusion.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

Author & Presenter PadminiArhant.com

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United States – Warfare and Military Strikes

January 9, 2020

United States – Warfare and Military Strikes

Padmini Arhant

United States warfare and military aggressions using extra judicial powers at the executive branch is distinctive for a nation declared beacon of democracy with deep respect for national and international laws subject to own terms and conditions granting privileged status.

United States warfare, military strikes and other interventions in foreign land are consistent in justifying unjustifiable actions at executive discretions failing to provide evidence at every instance. The convention subjugates democratic system and constitution guided congressional process allowing debates, discussion and deliberation prior to any deployment of defense force and military assets in overt or covert operation.

In recent memory, United States invasion of Iraq under former President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney in 2003 led to status quo in that nation and Afghanistan.

What was the premise for Iraq invasion?

Iraq’s alleged chemical weapons that were nowhere to be found or reproduced leaving the nation with mass graves and permanent damage including looting and plunder of Iraq’s artifacts, museum and cultural sites. Not to mention the generational suffering endured by Iraqi population with children born with congenital birth defects and other acute illnesses from the use of depleted uranium in Fallujah in Al-Anbar province and cluster bombs reined over Baghdad are mere examples of devastation.

The subsequent administration under former President Barack Obama scuttled Benghazi incident in Eastern Libya that claimed then U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and CIA intelligence personnel lives that remain unanswered until today.

Similarly former President Barack Obama administration’s involvement in Syria created ISIL, ISIS, al nusra front and the current IS in Syria spilling over to neighboring Lebanon, Libya, Iraq and Turkey.

In May 2011, President Barack Obama administration ventured into Abbottabad mission in Pakistan presenting the nation and the world with bizarre claim on the capture and killing of long gone al Qaeda chief Osama Bin Ladin who actually died in December 2001. He was diagnosed with renal failure and had dialysis treatments in Rawalpindi, Pakistan and Dubai, UAE.

Again when asked for evidence of Osama Bin Laden’s remains or his body from then President Barack Obama’s administration,

America and the world were informed of Osama Bin Laden’s remains to have been disposed in Arabian Sea in accordance with the mission architects’ invented islamic rites exclusive to that particular event.

Furthermore, the physical witnesses – the SEAL Team Six entire crew and other members deployed in Abbottabad operation were eliminated when the Vietnam era military Chinook helicopter they were aboard was shot down in Afghanistan despite United States and NATO presence in the territory.

The SEAL Team SIX family request for investigation into this strange incident with no survivors were slighted without any respect for the young victims in their early twenties whose lives apparently had no value for those in position of power and authority.

President Barack Obama aka President Obama  earned the coveted title Drone King not without any reason. President Barack Obama penchant for drone strikes chasing children, women, elderly and men of all age from their humble dwellings in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Colombia in South America, Mali, Sudan in Africa to name a few among many other near and far destinations is the highlight of President Barack Obama’s two term Presidency.

History repeating itself with the current administration under President Donald Trump aka President Trump, once a harsh critic of the above cited incidents as a civilian including during the Presidential campaign in 2016 vowing to American electorate to pursue the path of peace and not the one his predecessors treaded on with no accountability regardless of their respective political representation emerged a fierce competitor in this trend.

In light of these factual substantiations on misuse of executive power evading transparency and responsibility to the people of United States and especially citizens abroad irreversibly affected in the carte blanche authority waging warfare or military and other special operations seeking high value targets,

The congressional move to limit war powers at the executive branch setting precedence now and in the future is the preliminary and positive step towards peace besides safeguarding freedom and democratic values enshrined in constitution.

Last but not the least, all of the above mentioned violations by successive administrations constitute war crimes and political immunity in this regard is treason.

Notwithstanding willful conscious engagement is betrayal of public trust in the democratic setting.  The law applicable to all  exempting none above in a democracy would serve justice to victims and their survivors living up to the status as the land of justice.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

Author & Presenter PadminiArhant.com

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United States Foreign Policy

January 6, 2020

United States Foreign Policy

Padmini Arhant

I begin with United States foreign policy in the new year 2020.

Who is behind United States foreign policy?

U.S. foreign policy is designed and delivered by organizations viz. Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission and think tanks such as Brookings Institution, The Heritage Foundation, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, CATO and CSIS…to name a few besides influential lobbyists like AIPAC (American Israeli Public Affairs Committee), Ivy league and other university faculty including Washington based agencies serving specific agenda, ideology and doctrine predominantly favoring core corporate and key allies’ economic interests and strategic dominance respectively in different regions worldwide.

These institutions and organizations are categorized as conservative, liberal and other positions in political thought process though invariably leaning towards hard line neo conservative aggressive policy in politics to benefit military industrial complex in the invasion, occupation and colonization of nations and neo liberalism in economic front to facilitate oligarchy market penetration and expansion in global arena.

How do these organizations and institutions implement foreign policy?

Their members are routinely appointed by democrat and republican administrations in key cabinet posts and sensitive roles such as Secretary of State, National Security Advisor, US ambassador to United Nations and defense ministry to enforce hawkish belligerent policy to retain status quo.

These organizations especially Council on Foreign Relations referred to as mothership in promoting U.S. foreign policy by former Presidential Candidate and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was by no means faux pas from someone having close ties with the organization as other prominent members in United States and international politics maintain not barring media hosts and diverse entities sharing common strategy.

Any government and leadership not towing the line to U.S. foreign policy are listed adversary and accordingly targeted with the most favorite western action i.e. economic sanctions stifling economic growth and development to the point of no return alongside the entertainment industry indulging in spoof, a parody of the tragedy experienced by victims – none other than the significant population enduring immense suffering and misery.

The entertainment industry by far is the chief and cheap propagandists for politics displaying callousness as comedy to appease political establishment and nefarious elements behind human plight adding insult to essence of artistic value, the standard entertainment world is expected to represent and conform with decency and ethics ominously missing in the quest for constant fame and publicity.

Alternatively, any nation or people resistance to U.S. foreign policy is met with violence through military intervention or terrorism having become the convenient source of aggression since September 11, 2001 and adopted with full authority in 2011 starting the Syrian warfare generating ISIS, ISIL, Daesh, al nusra and IS as they are referred to now.

United States legacy in international relations – the U.S. central intelligence agency (CIA) together with Britain’s MI6 and regionally Israel’s Mossad involved assassinations of top government heads and toppling people choice democratic leaderships through those nations’ political and military coup d’é·tat in covert operation up until the beginning of the new millennium transformed into direct overt engagement by United States State Department and the White House exercising extra judicial executions arbitrarily exploiting political immunity on all crimes against sovereign nations and humanity at large.

United States and Iran relations – Iran’s democratically elected popular leader Dr. Mohammad Mossadegh overthrown by United States CIA and Britain’s MI6 primarily for Iran’s oil resources led to tumultuous political upheavals holding Iranian population hostage to western diktat is a continuous trend.

From waging proxy war through former western ally Iraq’s then President Saddam Hussain against Iran for eight long years using U.S. supplied chemical weapons to Iraq at that time to prompting Iranian revolution preempting western backed monarchy of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi exit and Islamic cleric and leader Ayatollah Khomeini entry to and from western shores simultaneously is a memorable chapter in Iran’s political history.

The western interventionism unequivocally responsible for Iran’s nuclear program although Iran has demonstrated discipline and self-restrictions in containing nuclear capability verified and acknowledged by western authorized UN inspections and report thus far unlike western and other nuclear states record on nuclear proliferation and enhancement as an entitlement. United States response to nuclear treaty either with Russia or latest withdrawal from Iran’s nuclear deal under Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) are in clear violation of the agreement.

What does the west seek from Iran?

Having imposed draconian economic sanctions against Iranian citizens and subsequently on Iraq designating their once ally ex-President Saddam Hussein as dictator, the bone of contention for hawkish foreign policy stalwarts is inability to rein control over Iran’s political, economic and social structure while establishing permanent military base in Iraq and other parts of Middle East with main focus on Persian Gulf exacerbates situation in the region.

United States and Britain’s policy accommodate undemocratic regimes in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and their allies in the region providing artillery and logistic support to curb democratic movements until today with Yemen reduced to killing field depriving the poorest in this north African nation any chance of survival and hope in the absence of political stability.

United States together with western and middle east allies have caused tremendous deaths and destruction with the introduction of terrorism as the means to execute western foreign policy major goal viz. regime change wherever and whenever possible.

In the past decade, in the wake of so-called Arab Spring, United States along with coalition funded, trained and militarized al Qaeda forces relocating them from Pakistan, Afghanistan and north Africa to the middle east. The NATO ally Turkey and strategic partners Saudi Arabia along with Qatar, UAE, Kuwait and Jordan…contributed to terror infiltration and manifestation in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Libya, Egypt spilling across middle east.

Iran as a Shia majority in the midst arguably surrounded by volatility and contempt from within and outside the region. Israel as a potent nuclear state with United States, Britain and EU extended defense infrastructure perceive Iran as existential threat is an open secret. The other states Iraq, Syria and Lebanon identified in the Project for New American Century – mission from U.S. foreign policy architects for destabilization and eternal chaos confirmed in the aftermath of brutal Iraq war by former President George W. Bush proudly declaring the mission accomplishment in 2004.

Not surprisingly, nothing has changed in U.S. foreign policy regardless of administrations in power. The unjustifiable economic sanction intensified under then President Barack Obama administration resulting in innocent civilian casualties despite International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and regular UN inspections reporting on Iran’s commitment to nuclear non-proliferation.

The western stance on economic sanctions eased under JCPOA was more a face saver on the western policy under the pretext of binding Iran on nuclear pact. As mentioned above, according to various agencies and organizations monitoring Iran’s nuclear activity, Iran never exceeded threshold in uranium enrichment and always allowed independent and western authorized agencies for inspection of facilities verifying Iran’s non-nuclear status.

Under these circumstances, prolonging illegitimate economic sanctions and trade embargo limiting Iran’s oil trade to neutral trade partners globally was an extreme measure from the United States with little or no regard for any international laws.

Not to mention lack of fairness on ethical and humanitarian ground as these actions inflict pain and agony on average citizens in any country aimed at instigating political uprising against the government for regime change.

Again, as no western nation ever subject to any economic sanction or trade restrictions except for being on the other side imposing such decisions on non-western nations until now, the harsh reality is hard to be recognized for those not affected in the tradition to cripple economy and punish population with starvation, poverty and disease.

Iranian citizens and entire Middle East region deserve peace, political stability and long overdue economic growth and development denied with western policy on economic sanctions, terror sponsorship and persistent influence to configure political landscape against citizens interest and welfare leaving them at the mercy of merciless policy and stagnant environment.

It’s time to relent to peace and foster better relations with all nations barring preferences and prejudice to benefit mankind as collective progress is the premise for sustainable prosperity.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

Author & Presenter PadminiArhant.com

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United States – Middle East Affairs

January 3, 2020

United States – Middle East Affairs 

Padmini Arhant

United States latest missile strike targeting Iran’s military commander General Qassem Soleimani beckons clarifications from President Donald Trump administration’s idea of peace. 

Is the assassination of a foreign high rank official regardless of diverse perspectives on the deceased profile, a demonstration of destruction of peace?

Could United States claim innocence when indulging in accusations and arbitrary military interventions with routine unilateral decisions on assassination of anyone not barring series of violations on sovereignty and integrity of other nations on earth?

What is the precise agenda behind designating Middle East – a perpetual war zone besides promoting military industrial complex incessant strategy to utilize the region for testing new weapons and technology, exhausting inventory to replenish weapons stock piles at the cost of millions of lives thus far?

Should citizens of nations under constant fire and infiltration via western power and allies sponsored terror as well as military base endure death, starvation and refugee status as their fate?

How long should the population in the Middle East and conflict zones subject to eternal bloodshed, immense suffering from economic sanctions – an experience never ever felt by any western nation in the world while being in the forefront to impose on nations of choice deemed adversary for defending sovereignty and natural resources remain at the mercy of supremacy syndrome?

Who created terror organizations like al Qaeda including the terror chief Osama Bin Laden with whom United States political family and Presidency of George W.Bush maintained trade and cordial relations well after September 11, 2001 attack in the United States?

How about the U.S. administration under former President Barack Obama direct involvement in the past decade generating terror outfit ISIS evolving into ISIL that is now known as IS?

There is a pattern for U.S. administrations – democrat and republican alike and allies to prolong the so-called war on terror despite them being instrumental in creating, fostering and funding terror since terrorism become the premise for exerting strategic dominance and economic interests in the Middle East and rest of the world.

Why is it necessary for hawks and neo con policy to dispense belligerence and bellicose rhetoric against nations at the expense of lives whether civilian or defense personnel to justify unjustifiable intrusions and presence in foreign land?

Warfare in military or terror format have consumed scores of innocent lives leaving significant population stateless and homeless in their homeland only to be rejected upon arrival on western shores, the same forces behind such activities and human rights violations with no accountability.

Not to mention the environment carnage affecting air, water and soil posing existential threat to humanity existence from shelling, bombing using nuclear component laden weapons and other arsenal endangering all species in the present time.

To all those for whom peace is antithetical for exclusive economic and political benefits, the era of violence and aggression is best left behind with a rational approach facilitating peaceful resolutions would be wise to prevent undesirable unsustainable outcome moving forward.

All must depart from this world at a certain time sooner than later that cannot he postponed indefinitely and will be judged accordingly that would determine their soul final destination.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant 

Author & Presenter PadminiArhant.com

Prakrithi.PadminiArhant.com 

 

 

 

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