The internet has become a vehicle to fan preposterous propaganda by the agencies in India, in order to promote ‘Hindutva’ sensibility to raise scare and trepidation among the Hindus that Pakistan in collusion with Bangladesh and Indian Muslim are now planning for a second partition of the subcontinent to carve our a much bigger chunk of territory out of India, which they have named ‘Mughalistan’, which will comprise Pakistan, Bangladesh, including all of North and Eastern India. The so called Mughal Muslim state will merge Pakistan and Bangladesh through a large corridor of land running across the Indo Gangetic plain – the heartland of India. Jinnah’s Pakistan was envisaged to have the whole of Bengal and the Punjab – besides a corridor which could provide land link between the ‘West’ and the former “East Pakistan.” The moth-eaten Pakistan was accepted only ‘temporarily’ as Jinnah thought it expedient to accept what was made available, under the exigencies of the circumstances, but the idea of ‘greater Pakistan’ was shelved for an appropriate time, as a necessary outcome of the partition, which the Hindu India had to reconcile with.
For propaganda message to appear credible a source had to be identified. It was deemed expedient to select Bangladesh, where this idea of Mughalstan was conceived and covertly planned at Jahangir Nagar University, jointly supported by the ISI of Pakistan and DGFI (Director General Forces Intelligence of Bangladesh). In propaganda parlance, this is called Black Propaganda source, which is based on total distortion as the real originators are operating from somewhere else. It is for our intelligence agencies to find out as to from where such “hate propaganda” is being disseminated. They have also concocted an organization called Mughalstan Research Institute (MRI) at Jahangir Nagar University. The objectives of the propaganda are focused on the following themes so that Indian Hindus see the so called vicious game the Muslims are playing to further divide the Hindu India and that they are no content with the creation of Pakistan – an Islamic Republic and Bangladesh though apparently ‘Secular’ nourishes deep Islamic ethos:
  • The Punjabis pronounce Mughalstan, ie, what is against the usual Urdu pronunciation Mughalistan. This is to establish that ISI (Punjabi dominated organization of Pakistan) is the contributor of the name. Such little details are meant to establish the credibility.
  • The Islamic jehadis in India are being funded and organized by the Muslim countries, like Saudi Arabia and others.
  • Osama Bin Laden is behind the concept of greater Pakistan to liberate the Muslims of India from the domination of Hindus. The Bombay bombings of 1993 was led by Karachi based Dawood Ibrahim (a fugitive who is very much wanted by India for his crimes, he committed) besides Jamat-e-Islami, Lashkar-e-Tayyaba, Jaish-e-Mohammad and Hizbul Mujahideen all are involved in planning a greater Islamic country in the subcontinent. Indian Mujahideen are also involved and the students of Islamic Movement in India (SIMI) are partners in this mission.
  • Hindus are declared enemies by Lashkar-e-Tayyaba and Jaish-e-Mohammad, and besides liberating Kashmir, they have vowed to hoist the Islamic flag atop the historic Red Fort after capturing Delhi and the rest of India.
  • Establishment of Islamic caliphate is the objective of SIMI (Students Islamic Movement of India) and as such they have launched jihad in the Indian States as secularism, democracy and nationalism – the key stone of Indian states-hood, are antithetical to Islam. The Indian Mujahideen have claimed responsibility for bombings in Lucknow, Vanarsi and Faizabad, Banglore, Jaipur, Ahmedabad and New Delhi in 2007 and 2008. Their role models are Mohammad Bin Qasim, Mohammad Ghouri and Mahmood Ghaznavi. They consider ‘Hindu blood’ as the cheapest of all mankind, and taunt Hindu history as full of subjugation and humiliation.
  • Muslims, wherever they are in majority in India, for example Kashmir, hundreds of Hindu temples were raised. Hindus were forced to flee and their women were raped. There has been mass genocide of Hindus or they were converted to Islam. Kashmiri Muslims despite having special status – through Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, are still complaining of discrimination, the idea being that they are ungrateful people.
  • Muslims population is steadily rising in the UP state, as it has risen to 18% and in Bihar 17%. A vast number of Madrassas and mosques are disproportionately growing through excessive funding by Saudi Arabia, Iran, Kuwait, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
  • Muslim Banghbhoomi comprises various districts along the Indo-Nepal and Indo-Bangladesh borders. Bangladesh is craving for Taliban type militants and madrassas are teaching that the Muslims are the best in the world and that the non-Muslims are “to be converted, beaten, killed and their women are to be raped as maal-e-ghaneemat. Atrocities against Hindus in Bangladesh can be seen from the fact that there is no single woman between the ages of 7 to 70, who has not been raped.
  • Bangladeshis have succeeded in infiltrating into Maripur, Mizoram, Meghalaya. Arunchal Pradesh and Tripura etc. In other words, they are responsible for fanning fissiparous trends in many of the states of India.
The message is loud and clear that Hindus must rise to stop this grandiose plan of the Muslims. Mughalstan is not a question of “If” or “but”, but “when”, unless we, “Hindus” stand up to unitedly counter the treacherous plan. Ii implicitly carries message of coercive policies against he Indian Muslims, Pakistan and Bangladesh. The ostensible purpose of the propaganda is to malign both Bangladesh and Pakistan for their hatred against the Hindus. The whole propaganda is motivated by a typical Kautalian sensibility to use deception, duplicity and deceit to fan hatred against the Muslims. It is also aimed at frustrating all the attempts to bring peace and cooperation among Pakistan and India through much dramatically publicized “Aman Ki Aasha”. One should interpret the outlandish proclamation by the Indian Army Chief General Kapoor that India was capable of defeating both Pakistan and China within 96 hours. Stereotyping Muslims justifies all actions to destabilize Pakistan and even to launch a war if necessary.
The hate against Muslims is a combined strategy of US, Israel and India. The so called ‘War on Terror’ has a covert design to suppress the Islamic resurgence and undermine its identity through a well orchestrated plan. Pakistan should not dismiss it as a ‘whimsical idea’. There is a method in madness. They have killed around 90,000 Muslims in Kashmir in alone notwithstanding regular communal riots like the one in Gujrat, where Muslims were cut into pieces like vegetables. Besides Muslims, Sikhs have been killed to the tune of 250,000 in the operation against Golden Temple. A significant number of Christians have been slaughtered only in Orissa. Dalits are being most brutally treated at the hands of Hindus and yet the propaganda is to whitewash the Hindu propensity for violence. Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah was indeed a man of great foresight. He saw through the game, the Hindus were playing that they were the true inheritors of the British Empire and every one else was to be left high and dry.
Unfortunately, the rest of the world is uncritically accepting the Indian propaganda that it is a vibrant democracy, quite oblivious of the reality that India is notoriously following its apartheid repressive policy against its religious minorities. They are covertly planning to destabilize through subversion in Balochistan, tribal areas and extending it to Punjab and Karachi.
George Orwell said very rightly: “In time of universal deceit, telling to truth is a revolutionary act.” The truth must be heeded to and our countrymen must rise against Indian machinations.

Dr S M Rahman is Secretary General FRIENDS, a research centre established and headed by General Mirza Aslam Beg at Rawalpindi. He frequently contributes to Opinion Maker.