Recently published book “India
An apartheid state” is written by Junaid Ahmed. In this book, Junaid Ahmed
covered all aspects of Indian society, culture, behavior towards neighboring
The author highlighted mindset Right from the birth of “Hinduism” to till date.
Details have been provided about Hindu society, behaviors of upper class Hindus
towards Lower classes or minorities along with attitude towards neighboring
countries. Writer depicted Hinduism, worship, idolism the concept of literally
hundreds of gods and goddess, History, its doctrine and mythology based beliefs
detail analysis of in-contemporary Indian society and an understanding of its
apartheid based caste system.
Indian strategy is to control and suppress religious people, ethnic Dalits,
Muslims and other minorities. The Kalelkar, Mandal and other commissions were
established but they all failed because of concrete Hindu beliefs. Analysis
shows that the constitutional guarantees and recommendations of commission are
only theoretical in nature and entirely opposed to the ground realities since
creation of India. Hinduism has been at draggers drawn with all other religious
minorities and scheduled lower castes. The social and religious prosecution of
minorities in India has always been ignored and hidden under the banner of
Writing more, this book has highlighted Hindu-Muslim riots, Upper class Hindu-dalits
Riots, Hindu-Sikh riots, Hinduism and women leading to higher level of human
trafficking and abuse. One can also find complete political and social details
of Kashmir’s Freedom movement along with chronological account of events in
Kashmir valley. It also documents the Indian military strategy to curb the
legitimate and globally recognized struggle of Kashmiris. The Indian democracy’s
hypocrisy becomes more evident when Kashmir Freedom struggle is seen in details.
Kashmir’s occupation not only questions the credibility of Indian Democracy but
also at the Western Champions of Human Rights and liberal values.
On the other hand, currently India faces insurgency movements in more than 200
districts. India remains one of the most vulnerable countries within South Asia.
Political victimization, social marginalization, based on apartheid policies and
economic deprivation in India resulted in these insurgencies.
The book provides evidence to provide Indian-insurgences to destabilize region
especially Pakistan, as well as evidence about Indian involvement in Pakistan by
using Afghanistan’s soil, to foster unrest and terrorism. Keeping in view the
changing dynamics of global politics, the book presents the regional context and
Indian desire for hegemony over its neighbors. The book also recalls India’s
chorographical efforts in creation of Bangladesh. The section on Pakistan deals
with the India’s role in promoting terrorism through political parties like
Mutahida Quomi Movement (MQM) and sub nationalist groups in Baluchistan. The
Indian support to various terrorist organizations like the Tehreek Taliban
Pakistan (TTP) , Baluchistan Liberation Front (BLF), Baluchistan Republic Army,
Baluchistan Liberation Army (BLA) have been provided with adequate references
and firsthand accounts and confession of terrorists. The apprehended Indian RAW
agents have been dealt in details.
The chapter named Why West Supports India deals with western and Indian
proximity. It looks at the social and cultural context of West and India, also
provides details on their cultural affinity. It addresses the geopolitical and
geo-economics convergence of West and India with special emphasis on China
containment and regional changing apparatus.
After reading this book, one can understand fully about Indian strategy to
control minorities and weakening of neighboring countries. The said book exposes
the null and void claims of Indian democracy, secularism, economic prosperity
and its claims of becoming a regional super power. It provides the narrative of
the Indian government as it projects its success and investigate how the
narrative has been constructed and propagated. In nutshell, the book is an
insight into Indian society, its history and a review of its democracy. The
sources provided in this book are mainly collected from Indian Government
reports and documents, reports of globally recognized organizations,
International Human Rights organizations, books by Indian and Western authors,
newspapers and journals. (Given in the notes following each chapter).