Hyderabad and Hindu rule !

Speaking at a Lashkar rally in February 2000, its top ideologue Abdul Rehman Makki announced that the organisation had set in place a new campaign to “liberate Hyderabad from Hindu rule.” Hyderabad had been seized by force, he proclaimed, and would be won back through the sword. Such language is not new. In 1948, over half a century before Makki’s speech, Islamist guerrilla Kasim Rizvi had promised to fly the Nizam of Hyderabad’s flag “on the Red Fort in Delhi.”

Praveen Swami writes in the day’s Hindu . Hafiz Saeed, founder of LeT said a few years later that other than Kashmir

“Pakistan is also incomplete without Hyderabad, Junagarh and Munabao because these [erstwhile princely] states had announced accession with Pakistan, but the Hindus subjugated them,” he said. “That is why it is our duty to free these states from Hindu subjugation and assure their Muslim population that they will become part of Pakistan. This is our agenda for Pakistan’s completion. We will continue to propagate it in India through speech and writing and take these states back through jihad.’

Despite the fact that Makkis and Hafizes do not stand a chance in front of the Indian empire, nor its ruthless intelligence arms, I do see a scope for some synergy here. Makkis and Hafizes want Hyderabad, Srinagar et al ; our Hindu Papa bears want the holy Indus basin, the ‘other’ Kashmir, the holy sites at Kashi,Mathura and if possible those ancient cities of Gandhara. A popular movement of all the sanths, Makkis, Hafizes and mullahs with some support from afridis and bahubalis is always in the cards. Let their kingdom come, what do you call that – ha, the Islamic state of Akhand Bharat. Everybody happy !

What comes to mind is an old Laxman cartoon, Benazir on phone, turns around to her secretary saying ” They took Kashmir, now they want the Jinnah House”

3 Responses to Hyderabad and Hindu rule !

  1. Nina May 24, 2007 at 1:45 am #

    That was news to me!!!!!!!! I couldn’t have imagined without that link to Hindu. I don’t know where this all is heading. Sometimes it is scary to think that anyone you meet could be a fundie, this was or that way.

    To plant a bomb in the mosque to blame it on Hindu fundamentalists is crazy. They are not even motivated by religion.

    I don’t know what to say ;(((((((

    It is even more frightening to think that there are no way out. This has to go on, may be till the end of times.

  2. Nina May 24, 2007 at 1:59 am #

    I wish, atleast my fifth generation, live to see rational human beings than brainwashed zombie morons. I mean, if the human race is not extinct by the, of course.

  3. bvn May 24, 2007 at 2:33 am #

    Well, Nina I wouldn’t be disheartened, we are trying to search for stability in all this which will never be. I guess its a day today struggle between good and bad, its fun unless people get killed like last week…

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