Friday, January 17, 2014

I am Afraid of China

There is a book by Col Bhaskar Sarkar: Who is Afraid of China? I Am.

I too am scared of China.

Indeed China can do no harm to us without the permission of God Most High.
And God Most High has made this world a place we have to adopt our own means to defend ourselves.

Defending India from China is our Achilles heel.
Late Rajiv Ghandi had remarked that if Pakistan messes up with us then we shall make it remember maternal grandmother - a Hindi-Urdu phrase conjuring images of distress.

Indians usually dabble in that fancy, ignoring a stark reality across the northern border. The increasing and increasing military might of China is no different from the presence of an elephant in the drawing that everyone connives to ignore.

And we Muslims of India simply do not talk about it at all. It is taken by us as an Indian problem. As is Indian problems have nothing to do with us.

Have you heard Syed Shahabuddin talking about it? Jamiat-e-Ulama-e-Hind? Jama-at-e-Islami? Aziz Burney? Azam Khan? Asaduddin Owaisi?


And then we complain that we are given a second class citizen treatment in our own country.