The regimes that followed the Emergency (1975-77) did nothing to free the establishment from the stranglehold of the communist mafia. Members of the mafia have continued to occupy seats in the nation’s parliament and state legislatures, and man many other prestigious institutions. It retains control of two strategic states* on the borders with Bangladesh. In recent years, it has been leading the fight against what it has named as “Hindu fundamentalism”. And its near monopoly in the media and the academia continues to control the ground rules for public discourse and discussion.
1 , Nobody seems to remember that this is the same mafia which had been organized for the first time in Tashkent by M.N. Roy, who had brought to that place in 1919-20 a trainload of arms and ammunitions from Moscow in order to equip the Pathan tribals in the North-West, and let them loose on the Punjab as a preliminary to the rest of the country.
2, Nobody seems to remember that this is the same mafia which had waged a relentless war on the nation’s fight for freedom during the twenties and early thirties, and named the Indian National Congress as a conspiracy of India’s capitalists and landlords in league with world imperialism.
3, Nobody seems to remember that this is the same mafia which had joined hands with British imperialism in 1942, received British patronage as well as largesses, and spied on the patriots who were locked in battle with the British police during 1942-45.
4, Nobody seems to remember that this is the same mafia which had supported the demand for Pakistan from 1942 to 1947, supplied the Muslim League with a formidable array of arguments and statistics for fortifying its case, and advocated the balkanization of India into a score of sovereign states.
5, Nobody seems to remember that this is the same mafia which had risen in armed rebellion in 1948 against the newly born republic of India, joined hands with the Nizam of Hyderabad and his Razakar hoodlums, and murdered in cold blood many poor and innocent peasants in Telengana from 1948 to 1953 in the name of a proletarian revolution.
6, Nobody seems to remember that this is the same mafia which had denounced in 1948 Sri Ramakrishna as a homosexual pervert, Swami Vivekananda as a Hindu imperialist, Sri Aurobindo as a dirty war-monger, Rabindranath Tagore as a pimp, and stalwarts of the freedom movement such as Sardar Patel as the progeny of pigs and bastards of Birla and Tata.
7, Nobody seems to remember that this is the same mafia which had come out openly in support of Red China when that country occupied Tibet in 1950, drove out the Dalai Lama along with thousands of his followers in 1959, and finally invaded India herself in 1962 for inflicting on her a humiliation from which she has yet to recover.
8, Nobody seems to remember that this is the same mafia which had hailed, all through 1967-69, Mao Tse-tung as its Chairman, let loose a reign of terror and assassinations in West Bengal and elsewhere, and played football with the heads of policemen it had decapitated.
By Sita Ram Goel
( * this was written before they lost power in west Bengal )
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