11 Sep 2017/Monday
Far before the advent of Petro-Islam (Saudi Wahabbi Radical Islam) and Al Qaeda, the Rohingyas in Rakhine state of Burma (former name of Myanmar) in 1948 had started a jihadi movement for establishment of an Islamic State. The community became notorious of being fundamentalist philosophies and realized the strategic location. Prior to that in 1940, they started a separatist movement for merger of their region with proposed East Pakistan much to the annoyance of local Buddhist population. In 1948, they approached Muhammad Ali Jinnah to incorporate the Western Burma region with East Pakistan due to geographical proximity and their religious affinity. Jinnah rejected the proposal as he knew their radical nature.
A few months later North Arakan Jamaat-e-Islami was formed which spearheaded the movement for a separate Islamic nation in the region financed and supported by East Pakistan based radical outfits. They committed atrocities against the local peace loving Buddhists and also resorted to burning and looting. The Buddhists rather than being cowing down decided to retaliate and ensured that the Rohingya Muslims are unable to change the demography of the region. Having failed to realise their dream of a separate nation, Rohingya Muslims started seeking Burmese citizenship. However, after the 1962 coup d’etat the situation became bad for the Rohingyas, resulting Rohingyas being declared a non-national race and thus obtaining Burmese citizenship became impossible. A crack-down of 1992 led to their fleeing to Bangladesh and other Islamic countries which were also reluctant to host them. In refugee camps in Cox Bazar and other parts of Bangladesh they became a cannon-fodder for global jihadi organisations financed by Saudi Arabia.
The Government of India has stated in that Rohingya Muslims are illegal immigrants and are required to be deported. The Central Government has already issued directions from its good offices to the affected State Governments to prepare the modalities for their deportation.
Meanwhile, two Rohingya immigrants challenged the decision and filed a case with Supreme Court of India on various grounds including that it violated international human right conventions. Meanwhile, there have been protests in Kashmir, masterminded by the Mirwaiz Umar Farooq (separatist) and all other religious organisations of Kashmir gave a joint call for observing 8th September, Friday as a Solidarity Day with Rohingyas to condemn the ethnic cleansing in Myanmar.
The Kashmiri Muslim leadership (mainly Pak sponsored and financed separatists) are expressing concern about the alleged ethnic cleansing of foreigners in a distant land but had turned a blind eye to the persecution and ethnic cleansing of Hindu Kashmiri Pundit community from their ancestral land by blood thirsty, slogan shouting, gun trotting locals to convert Kashmir from a multi-ethnic, peace loving, multi-religious society to a monolith society.
Rohingyas have a link with global jihadi outfits. Even Al Qaeda supremo Osama Bin Laden in an interview to a Karachi based newspaper Umma had referred to Burma where a strong jihadi force existed, therefore, not surprisingly Rohingyas have received support from Kashmiri terrorists. Zakir Musa, self- styled commander of Al Qaeda affiliate Ansar Gazwat-ul-Hind in a 10 minute audio message released on YouTube channel Ansar Ghazwa warned the Government against deporting Rohingya Muslims in Jammu apart from threatening to “liberate” India from the rule of “cow -worshipping” PM Modi and Hindus. Rohingyas are also affiliated to a Bangladesh based outfit Islami Chhatra Shibir (ICS), a militant arm of the Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) and have been responsible for launching violent street demonstrations, attacking security forces, secular political rivals and secular individuals. it may be noted that ICS is also notorious for anti-Hindu violence in Bangladesh. Hence, it would not be wrong to assume that Rohingya-jihadis also harbour anti-Hindu sentiments. On 27 Aug 2017 ARSA terrorists killed 27 Hindus and 3 Chakmas (Diagnet) ethnic sub-communities while they were fleeing their villages expecting ARSA onslaught.
Their illegal migration to India and decision to settle in a particular part of India is being masterminded by a core-group created by Pakistan’s ISI in Cox Bazar in Bangladesh. ISI’s intention is two-fold: firstly; to spread fundamentalism in the areas they settle and thereafter use them for Pan Islamisation of the region, secondly; to foment serious political and religious fights to force the exodus of Hindus to alter the regional demography.
ISI in a well hatched conspiracy and masterly executed plan they were also infiltrated illegally to India through porous border with Bangladesh. One of the destinations of Rohingya Muslim illegal immigrants was Jammu, a sensitive Hindu-majority border town already facing the brunt of a demographic invasion from North of Pir Panjal and ISI sponsored jihadi terror in Jammu & Kashmir. The reason for selecting Jammu was in consonance with earlier stated two-fold mission of ISI.
Jihadi groups in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are recruiting and training Rohingyas to fuel insurgency in Rakhine province of Myanmar. Petro dollars are being used to finance these terrorist groups. The main Rohingya terrorist group goes by the name of Harakat-ul-Yaqeen whose leaders are based in Saudi Arabia, all of whom are of Rohingya origin. They are well connected in Bangladesh and Pakistan and have visited Bangladesh and northern Rakhine state over the last many years.
Infamous Rohingya Terrorists:
A prominent name among the jihadists is reported to be Ata Ullah (alias Ameer Abu Amar, Abu Amar Jununi), a self styled Emir of Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) previously known as Harakat al-Yaqin, the terrorist organisation responsible for the attacks on the Myanmar’s Border Outposts. Born in Karachi, he is the son of a Muslim Rohingya and grew up in Mecca and was indoctrinated and radicalised in Madrasas of Saudi Arabia, reportedly disappeared in 2012 from Saudi Arabia to receive training in practical guerrilla warfare and terrorism in Pakistan.
Another name that has surfaced in reports is that of a Pakistani national, Abdus Qadoos Burmi, chief of an organization Harakatul Jihad al-Islami-Arakan (HUJI-K) with very close links with Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT)/Jamaat-ud-Daawah (JuD) and Jaish-e- Mohammad (JeM), all the ISI sponsored Jihadi groups banned by various international forums. Operatives from these terrorist tanzeems are reportedly trained and arming terrorists in refugee camps in Bangladesh and Thailand and inside Myanmar and then infiltrating them into Kashmir to train the Rohingyas settled in Jammu. This theory is confirmed by the fact that one of the two militants killed in South Kashmir in October 2015 named Abdur Rehman al Arkani alias Chotta Burmi was a Rohingya.
At Supreme Court of India
The jihadi mind-set of the Rohingyas is well established. It is therefore no denying the fact that their presence in India is a threat to national security, especially in the sensitive Jammu region and their early deportation is in national interest. In the plea before the Supreme Court it has been stated, “Proposed deportation is contrary to the constitutional protections of Article 14 (Right to Equality), Article 21 (Right to Life and Personal Liberty) and Article 51(c) of the Constitution of India, which provides equal rights and liberty to every person. This act would also be in contradiction with the principle of ‘Non-Refoulement’, which has been widely recognised as a principle of Customary International Law.”
Firstly, the Constitution of any nation is written to protect its sovereignty and integrity and does not permit any action that is prejudicial to its national security. “Application of Mind” is a well- established practice while interpreting legal and constitutional provisions. Moreover, even citizens who are harmful to a nation’s security are put away behind bars. Right to Equality, Liberty and Life is guaranteed by Indian Constitution to Indian Citizens, not to foreigners and certainly not to people waging war against India
Secondly, some liberalists may argue that all Rohingyas are not Jihadis and why should the innocent be deported. The fact is to distinguish between the two is highly impossible. In any case one bad fish spoils the whole pond. All of them are illegal immigrants and a threat to peaceful way of Indian living. Their jihadi links are also well established, hence, in the interest of national security Rohingyas need to be deported post haste. Whatever, may be the outcome of the plea before Supreme Court, their exit from Jammu becomes mandatory for securing national interest. Our nation can ill afford to let the designs of ISI succeed in strategically vital Jammu.
Thirdly, Constitution of India is for Indian Citizenry and not for foreign illegal migrants with militant intents, as they do not have any business to be in India in the first place. Where they will exist is not in our sphere, peace, prosperity and well being of Indian community is our sphere and priority.