The enemy within

There's more to the Antulay story than the man himself

Minority affairs minister Abdul Rehman Antulay added his name to a growing list of anti-India Indians living and breeding on Indian soil by considerable vainglory and style with his contemptuous remarks on Hemant Karkare’s death.

The irrational statements ,coming directly from a Union cabinet minister’s mouth, have hence opened the door for not only self-styled Pakistani analysts and self-proclaimed observers of the “real India” but also our very own pseudo-secularist intellectuals and others of the type to create a ripple effect at a time when the country was chasing a dreaded and proven enemy on the other side of the border with some consistency.

But Antulay’s story is interwoven with more than what “meets the eye”, so to speak in the man’s own words. Why blame him alone, as many in his band of anti-Indians would say. Antulay and his band of the eternally “oppressed” have not only provided fodder for our neighbours to feed on India’s self-created divisions with giggles and chuckles and high-fives but have confirmed in all retrospect as to where their true loyalties lie. Not in aiding Pakistan’s so-called “Hindu Zionist” campaign. Not in the progress of the “oppressed” who’s cause they so passionately have picked up. It lies in their firm fundamentalist mindset, where the right wing is the mother of all evils and the cause of so much pain and agony in our lives. Not just so much. In fact, all of it does.

In no other free-minded democracy does the base of the system itself prove so costly – the freedom. Freedom in India is reaching intolerable levels and most terror attacks or so-called anti-minority actions are followed up with all sorts of abuse by the leftist intellectuals.

Arundhati Roy articulately calls Islamic terrorism a deserving return-shot from the oppressed and asks India to look thoughtfully at the reasons for which jehad is being waged. Barkha Dutt proceeds to divide India on communal lines herself by indicating that Antulay’s remarks have embarrassed the Indian Muslim, clearly giving belief to the thought that India is divided from within. Pankaj Mishra, Vinod Mehta, Teesta Setalvad, Rajdeep Sardesai, Sagarika Ghose and so many like-minded “scholars” feed on India’s gullible freedom like bedbugs not letting you sleep, pests screwing your crop and lice biting away on sensitive areas.

Left-liberalism is reaching unseen heights in India. Their hatred for all things Indian is not only increasingly evident but even unchanging. These sympathizers of the distressed challenge the Indian state each and every day with their uttering and hysteria-driven pedagogy.

How dare they even claim to be Indians. How dare they apply for a passport and travel abroad and preach hatred towards India. How dare they call themselves concerned “human rights” activists with a natural belief that Indians are not humans, but only abusers of human rights. How dare they speak and speak and speak without any sense of responsibility.

This dreaded brand of terrorists has their “terror camps” in the mainland. They sleep, preach and breathe anti-Indian sentiments every passing day, from our own soil. They operate abroad with their weapons (ink pens and A4-size sheets) and know that they can take refuge in their freedom that always forgives and mutter any nonsense that will always find readers because intellect is admired by many, no matter how much the nonsense ingrained within it - an intellect which is actually pseudo-intellect.

By Indians, who are actually pseudo-Indians.

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Monday, December 22, 2008 at 7:24:00 AM PST

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Monday, December 22, 2008 at 7:26:00 AM PST

What you have said is true and tragic. This nation is fighting two enemies.

One is known universally and has caused the death of thousands of Indians. That enemy can be fought and defeated easily one to one. But, India has another enemy, the one that is within, as you have so effectively brought out. This is the more dangerous enemy, the arsenic that is weakening is weakening the nation silently and largely undetected. To cap it, it has the support of a powerful section of India's political establishment which is increasingly getting marginalised and therefore more shrill. It wants to rule the nation on the shoulders of this small lot because it has lost touch with the people of this country.


Monday, December 22, 2008 at 9:39:00 AM PST

"Being an Indian" is seriously , no joke . Him and his kind are outright traitors , and yet , if they are called such , it would be against the ethos of secularism and democracy . I have been feeling so mad these days , it drove me to write an insane post !


Monday, December 22, 2008 at 5:37:00 PM PST

Totally share the sentiment.

We in India are breeding traitors left and right. They feed on the nation and once they get big and famous, they just come back to bite us. These people are the biggest terrorists.


Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at 12:15:00 AM PST

Terrorism is nothing to the venom being spread by these so called "protectors of India".You feel like speaking against them each and every minute! When will people rise above this petty feeling of regionalism and understand the importance of unity to fight the enemy within?


Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at 12:41:00 AM PST

@Vinod Sharma
You are right about the outside enemy being defeated easily one on one but because of the influence of our "enemy from within" we have failed to do anything consequential.

It is treacherous. The enemy from within is more dangerous because he/she has his freedom, the shadow of which provides more safety than our Army or security forces.

I believe whole-heartedly that a united, right-of-center BJP would serve us well if they can get rid of the petty politicians in their ranks.


Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at 12:44:00 AM PST

Your post is very passionate, Kislay.

Readers might want to check it. [Link]


Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at 12:46:00 AM PST

Yes. Traitors everywhere. Pakistan is more united than us.

Thanks for the award, AD.


Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at 2:58:00 AM PST

Totally agree. The enemy within is definitely more dangerous! By the way, today the great Antulay has claimed that he speaks on behalf of every Indian!

  J P Joshi

Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at 9:10:00 AM PST

I have been very upset and angry with Antulay for his remarks as also for his conniving smile to the journalists and his victory sign with his fingers. I am angrier with the Congress party for not having thrown him out of the cabinet on the first instance, and now for having given him a face saving back track, without actually backtracking, from his horrendous remarks. I believe the Congress needs to dump him, as the BJP is demanding. He has done a great disservice to the government and the nation, as a Cabinet minister.

He could have resigned as a cabinet minister and said what he wanted to as an individual, in his personal capacity. He has that freedom. However, as a part of the government he had no business to utter such irresponsible conspiratioral remarks, with an eye only on the vote bank. This is absolutely deplorable, and he needs to be punished for this.

  Krishna Aradhi

Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at 5:57:00 PM PST

Awesome post, dude. Indeed, the left-liberals are getting way out of hand in India. They are experts in misusing the freedom that India offers to them. Shucks. They are termites hell-bent on destroying the idea of India by continuously attacking the Indian State.


Thursday, December 25, 2008 at 5:56:00 AM PST

I could never understand why he was not thrown out on the first instance? Or is the Congress waiting for America's approval on this one too?


Friday, December 26, 2008 at 4:36:00 AM PST

The Left and the Congress like to play communal politics just as much as anyone else. While I admit there are fundamentalist elements in all religions, these parties are hell bent on antagonising Hindus. It's things like this which will sway moderate or liberal leaning Hindus to vote BJP. And who can blame them?? BJP is the only one who listens to them.

The rise of these psuedo intellectuals in the Indian media disgust me. That self-righteous Barkha Dutt is particularly bad.

The psuedo-secular, liberal establishments who pander to minorities (like Anutaly-only minorities minister in title, never did anything for minorities, but then made up some conspiracy theory about Karkare's death) do more damage to communal relations than you could imagine. They thrive on votebank politics.


Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 2:16:00 AM PST

Antulay has done enough damage already and now has the audacity to call his allegation a service to the people

@J P Joshi
You've written everything that should be done, but wasn't. :-)


Yes. That was most shocking. Why hasn't he been sacked?

I agree with your points.