Aravindan Neelakandan, the co-author of “Breaking India” with Rajiv Malhotra, has written an expose of the Jihad being waged in South India, especially Tamil Nadu, and how far things have slipped under anti-Hindu ideologies like Dravidianism. It is called Southern Jihad and is a must read. This is a taste of things to come for Hindus who, as usual, think ignorance is bliss and go about their day to day lives as everything is normal. This whole thing is happening just because politicians cannot rely on Hindu votes because Hindus never vote as Hindus. They either don’t vote at all and if they vote, they blindly vote for whoever is of their caste. This is their Achille’s heel. As a result, politicians have to curry favor with Muslim fundamentalists to get bulk votes.
In Tamil Nadu, Hindu leaders are being killed one by one by Muslim thugs.
In the last two years, many Hindu activists have been attacked and killed in the state of Tamil Nadu. Randomly selected and systematically murdered or assaulted in very violent ways, Hindu organizations have been a target for a force that has been gaining strength within the state of Tamil Nadu.
This is not new to Tamil Nadu. It has happened before. During the last cycle of engineered violence, pan-Islamic forces used a combination of Dravidian polity, communal politics and terrorism to entrench their grip on Tamil society and it climaxed with the Coimbatore bomb blast. The events which happened prior to 1998 Coimbatore bomb blast have an uncanny resemblance to the present acts of violence.
Ideological Blind Spot
In an extraordinarily insightful study of the southern Jihad, BJP noted the ideological blind spot in the Dravidianist ideology that made the parties in power irrespective of the party affiliation, look over the Jihad activities. On July 1995, BJP’s parliamentary delegation visited Tamil Nadu and the then leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Sikandar Bakht observed in his report how “the political climate in TN… marked by the influence of separatists Dravidian movement which is mostly based on anti-Hindu (views)” made “the powerful Dravidian parties “frown upon “any pro-Hindu, nationalist activities”.
Bakht report further noted that how “a section of the AIADMK, the present ruling party of the state, is also reported to have a sort of allergy towards Hindu organisations” and also observed that “the Al-Ummah led by Syed Ahmed Batcha of Coimbatore “enjoys the support of various political parties including some ruling AIADMK leaders.”.
The 1995 report surprisingly revealed the globalization attempt of the South based Jihad forces, noting how no action was taken against the founder of All India Jihad Council who had written “letter appealing to the international Islamic community for funds to carry on his fight against Hindu organisations” which was “widely distributed in Gulf countries.”
The report pointed out that the Tamil Nadu based Jihad elements were now “working in collaboration with Kerala ISS chief Madani”.Meanwhile a political offshoot had emerged from ‘Tamilnadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhakam’ (TMMK) which stated that it eschewed the violent path of Al-Ummah. But as events later showed it was more an effort to have a division of labor to facilitate an atmosphere conducive for Islamist operations than for democratizing their community. AIADMK regime then was perceived as notoriously corrupt and inept by general public. So when it started making some tentative steps to curb Jihad terror it was too late. The police had set security check posts in some strategic points in areas like Kottamedu at Coimbatore.
The pseudo-secular media persons in Tamil Nadu, close to DMK ideology, charged the AIADMK of isolating the Muslims. DMK made removal of the check posts part of its poll deal which it struck with TMMK in exchange of Muslim votes. When the DMK came to power the Islamist mob was allowed to dismantle the check posts and then a fresh round of nightmare began for Coimbatore.