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  • Why Sri Lanka jailed a Muslim lawyer without charge for 6 months
                                      The Geneva-based International Commission of Jurists, the EU and UN Human Rights Core Group on Sri Lanka have expressed their concerns on the arbitrary arrest and detention of Hizbullah [Photo courtesy: Family] Why Sri Lanka jailed a Muslim lawyer without charge for 6 months Rights groups and members of civil society have raised concerns over the continued incarceration of a Muslim lawyer in Sri Lanka, adding that his prolonged detention “had a chilling effect on anyone involved in peaceful dissent and advocacy”.

    Hejaaz Hizbullah, a prominent human rights lawyer, was arrested on “terrorism” charges in April and has remained in detention...
  • Hejaaz Hizbullah case: CID misled public and Cardinal, says Counsel
    When the case of the arrest of Hejaaz Hizbullah was taken up yesterday, the Counsel alleged that the Criminal Investigations Department had misled the Cardinal and the public with regard to Hizbullah.

    “They lied to His Eminence the Cardinal and the public. The real culprits were never caught and they have instead found a scapegoat in Hejaaz,” the Counsel said.

    The CID submitting a report said that they were awaiting a Government Analyst report on three phones used by Hizbullah.

    “This is how they lied throughout. They said the investigations were to be completed and a Deputy Solicitor General of the Attorney General’s Department said it would be by 16 September. The CID lied to the Attorney General’s Department as well and is now seeking further time.”

    The CID said that transactions of...
  • Sri Lanka has locked up this Muslim lawyer without charge for nearly five months
    The prominent Sri Lankan Muslim lawyer, Hejaaz Hizbullah, is being described by human rights groups as the latest victim of Sri Lanka’s draconian Prevention of Terrorism Act.

    On April 14, Hizbullah, 40, got a call from the Ministry of Health saying they were worried he may have contracted COVID-19 and advised him to remain at home.

    A day earlier he and others had written to the Sri Lankan president about his government’s decision to ban Muslims from burying their dead, forcing them to cremate their remains instead – a violation of their right to freedom of religion, as protected by Sri Lanka’s constitution and its international obligations.

    Hejaaz Hizbullah was a lawyer at the Supreme Court and worked as a state counsel for the Attorney General’s department. Beyond his legal work, he was involved...
  • “කවදා හෝ යුක්තිය ඉටුවේයැ’යි බලාපොරොත්තු සහගතව ජීවිතය ගෙවනවා විනා වෙන කිසිවක් කළ නොහැකි වීම ගැන මට ඇත්තේ නොදැරිය හැකි වේදනාවකි”: මගේ මල්ලි හිජාස්
    හිජාස් හිස්බුල්ලා මගේ බාල සොහොයුරා ය. අගෝස්තු 25 වැනි දිනට එළඹුණු ඔහුගේ 40 වැනි උපන්දිනය ඔහුට ගත කිරීමට සිදු වුයේ පාස්කු ඉරිදා ත්‍රස්තවාදී ප්‍රහාරයට සම්බන්ධ බවට අභූත චෝදනා එල්ල කරමින් අයුතු ලෙස අත්තඩංගුවට පත්ව අපරාධ පරීක්ෂණ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවේ රැඳවුම් භාරයේදී ය. හිජාස් පිළිබඳව මට ඇති පැරණිතම මතකයන් අතර බොහොමයක් කළුබෝවිල සිට...
  • Hejaaz Detention: Fort Magistrate Orders CID To Submit All Statements Obtained In Investigations

    Following submissions by Defence Counsel that the Criminal Investigations Department is selectively reporting facts to the Magistrate in order to malign Hejaaz Hizbullah, Fort Magistrate today ordered the Criminal Investigations Department to submit a report of all statements obtained by them from persons relating to the investigations of Hizbullah.
    When the case was taken up today. Counsel for the Defence informed Court that the Criminal Investigations Department had obtained statements from all persons of the Save the Pearls Charity and the Teachers and Board of Management of the Al-Zuhriya Madarasa.

    However, none of those statements had been produced to date.
    They said that the statements would reveal that all the allegations made by the CID are a fabrication and were made in order to malign Hizbullah and...
  • Hejaaz Hizbullah: Symptom and symbol
    What made him more enigmatic was that unlike most others in his profession who shield their lives beneath a calm facade, he taught exceptionally well Apparently he called the Easter attackers “fools who died as fools.” I can picture Hejaaz saying that   There’s an image of Hejaaz Hizbullah I return to over and over again. It’s an image of him holding a placard at a protest in 2018. The placard reads, “Asilachaara parliamenthuwak wenuwata seelachara parliamenthuwak” (“A cultured parliament in place of an uncultured parliament”). The reason why it resonates with me is that, even in the ecstatic way he holds it, he is quite unlike the Hejaaz Hizbullah I once knew. But then I realise that the Hejaaz I once knew couldn’t have been the real guy. 
    I first encountered the man in 2013 at my law school. He didn’t...
  • Niqab Ban In France Violates Human Rights Of Muslim Women: UN Human Rights Committee
    The United Nations Human Rights Committee said France’s niqab ban violates the human rights of Muslim women and risks “confining them to their homes.” Women in France can be fined up to 150 euros for wearing the niqab, a full-face...
  • Rathana At It Again; ACJU Is The Punching Bag For Everyone
    By Mass L. Usuf Mass Usuf Let this column begin with a Disclaimer. It is only an analysis and the writer is not holding a brief to defend or protect the All Ceylon Jamiyathul Ulema (
  • Democracy Threatened: Impunity, Political Patronage & Rollback Of Devolution
    By S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole – R. Sasilan: Assistant Commissioner of Elections Today we are opening new living quarters for our Election Commission’s man-in-charge in Batticaloa. I am so glad because R. Sasilan is a man I am proud of. He stands up for what is right without fear or favor. When a minister distributed gifts in elections some years ago, he confiscated a gift pack and filed a complaint with the police. The police, as often happens, disappeared the evidence. Sasilan sent a report to the Commission and that too disappeared....
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Unholy India America-Israeli Axis Whither Mahatma Gandhi’s India

By Latheef Farook

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By Latheef  Farook

The US sponsored United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution calling for a time bound implementation of the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission, LLRC, was passed with 24 members in favour and 15 against which means more than half the member states were against the empire meddling in yet another non-White country.

America, the most powerful nation in known history, managed to muster only a simple majority vote despite all its political, economic, and military might.   This reflects rather negatively America’s standing in the world.  As expected Muslim countries like Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia Bangladesh, Maldives and Indonesia backed Sri Lanka to the hilt even after it became clear India was going to stab Sri Lanka in the back. The first three countries, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar are known American stooges. And so the fact that even they defied the   US in this instance puts America in a more embarrassing position suggesting that the mighty America empire might be losing its grip on even on its supposed ‘stooges’ and consequently on world affairs.

However, India’s volte face and its big brother attitude towards Sri Lanka does not come as a surprise especially in the context of the growing unholy axis between New Delhi, Washington and Tel Aviv. It’s a shame that the India of the Mahatma Gandhi should work in tandem with the US and Israel knowing very well   the US and Israel   plans for hegemony on the Middle East, Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan and the rest of South Asia as described in the telling book ‘Full Spectrum Domination’.

This evil axis emerged in the aftermath of the collapse of former Soviet Union which brought the three strange bed fellows together in keeping with the age old saying that “in international relations there are no permanent friends but only permanent interest”

As we all know India, during the cold war period, was  in the forefront in third world movements such as Non Aligned Movement, Afro Asian Solidarity Front and numerous other such  organisations in  spearheading  Third World causes .In almost every forum India supported the  Palestinians in their struggle against Israel- dismissed  by most newly independent  countries as  international pariah .

However while supporting Palestinians, India also maintained low level diplomatic relations with Israel which paved the way for very close ties with Hindu fanatic Rashtriya Swamsevak Sangh, RSS, which killed the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi and was banned by the Indian government.

Since then, bonded together by their common hatred towards Islam and Muslims, relations between the Zionist Jews and the RSS and its front organisations such as BJP began to flourish. However , under the new world order turned disorder, in the aftermath of the collapse of the former Soviet Union, India recognised  and established full diplomatic relations with Israel and paved the way for closer Indian American ties leading to an unholy India-Israel and American axis.

In doing so India, as some Arab dictators had done, abandoned helpless and voiceless Palestinians and started turning blind eye to Israeli crimes. It was complete U-Turn.  India’s minority, around 150 million, vehemently oppose India’s growing ties with Israel. But who cares? This is how the Muslims are treated in India which speaks of minority rights in Sri Lanka.

Indian Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna visited Israel where he lauded the ties between Zionism and India and signed a free trade agreement. Israeli’ Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz stated unequivocally that, “Israel views its ties with India as its second most important relationship after the United States.”

The Indian-Israeli trade skyrocketed to over $5 billion in 2011 and it is expected to triple with the free trade agreement. Israel sells more arms to Indian and the bilateral defence trade between the two occupations amounted to $9 billion in 2011.

The relations reached such a stage that a recent a report by Martin Iqbal and Jonathan Azazia under the title “Hindutvadis and Zionism: Ideological Twins, Partners in Occupying Kashmir” stated that India’s occupation of Kashmir has been guided, assisted, financed and supported by Israel from its inception. Not surprisingly, multiple research studies and polls conducted by the ‘Israeli’ foreign ministry found India to be the most pro-Zionist country in the world after US.

As it is known that over the course of 30 years the cancer of Hindutva slowly spread throughout the Indian political sphere and transformed rational foreign policy into radicalized, expansionist extremism. Bharatiya Janata Party ,BJP, one of RSS fronts  was fully funded by ‘Israel’ that established deep, deep military, economic and intelligence ties with the Zionist regime upon taking hold of the Indian government.

A Hindutva Lobby has also been cultivated in the US with the brotherly guidance of the ‘Israeli’ entity’s subversive foreign policy weapon, American Israeli Public Affairs Committee, AIPAC,  for   cutting out American political opposition to Indian hegemony in the region as well as to mask India’s occupation of Kashmir as ‘national security’ policy. The Zionist and Hindutva lobby groups are also currently and actively collaborating in silencing voices critical and damning of their respective entities’ crimes on college campuses throughout the US.

The corrosive penetration of Indian military, intelligence and political circles by Hindutvadis and its need to frame the nation-state world’s view through a Zionist lens was evident as early as 1962 when the Zionist regime came to India’s aid with arms, ammo and military hardware as it fought a war with China. ‘Israel’ would repeat the gesture in India’s wars with Pakistan over occupied Kashmir in 1965 and 1971.

Nowhere has the Indian-‘Israeli’ relationship been more dangerously and murderously fruitful than the intelligence sector. Mossad and RAW have been in close contact and linked with one another since the early 1970s. ‘Israeli’ tourists that have been visiting occupied Kashmir for decades upon decades have been revealed to be Mossad surveillance squads and just one year after the heinous Kargil War, IOF commander Eli Katzir was sent to occupied Kashmir with an elite Zionist death squad to assist Indian occupation forces in crushing Kashmiri Resistance.

Dozens of Mossad-Aman-Shin-Bet-IOF-linked companies, including Ness Technologies, Magic Software Enterprises, Check Point Software Technologies, RAD Data Communications, Veraz Networks and NDS Group are operating in India with the purpose of tracking and oppressing the Kashmiri people. Mossad has also erected an electric barrier fence with thermal imaging devices on the border of the Indian Punjab region and occupied Kashmir, effectively imprisoning people living on the border and cutting them off from family members. RAW and Mossad also deploy ‘journalists’ throughout independent Asian and Western media outlets to misreport, propagandize and outright lie about the happenings in Kashmir.

In January 2008, the Hindutva-dominated Indian government launched the ‘Israeli’-made Tecsar satellite into orbit at Mossad and RAW’s request. This enables Zionists to spy on Iran and India to further its repressive means in occupied Kashmir. The penultimate pinnacle of the Mossad-RAW nexus is the aforementioned Dragon Policy and at the very heart of it is occupied Kashmir.

Freedom fighters in occupied Kashmir have confirmed to these writers that Mossad is “all over Kashmir, like sand in the desert,” according to a 25-year old fighter named Jamal Zaffar Khan of Sopore, who lost his brother, 17-year old Maqbool, in the summer intifada of 2010 to Indian bullets, or rather, ‘Israeli’ bullets from an ‘Israeli’ gun in Indian hands. A Srinagar activist who asked to be identified only as “  Zubair” quipped that, “In the Vale, one cannot tell where RAW ends and Mossad begins.” Another activist, who asked to be identified by his kunya, “Abu Ghulam,” from Kupwara, chillingly stated, “We would rather be killed by the Hindutvadis here. They kill us and drag us into big dirt graves. The Mossad people shoot you, disfigure you and take your organs.” The testimonies mirror those of Palestinians, Lebanese, Iraqis and others who have faced down the cruel and deranged methods of Zionism.

It is common knowledge that India wanted to destabilize and partition Pakistan from the day it came into existence in 1947.India played a crucial role in breaking up Pakistan and creating Bangladesh   by cleverly exploiting the blunders of the rotten Pakistani’s ruling elite. India, according to reports, maintains numerous consulates in Afghanistan from which   RAW operates, hand in glove with American stooge Hamid Karzai’s puppet regime.

The plot to paralyse, balkanise and denuclearize Pakistan is a multilayered plan that involves a number of foreign players employing converging strategies. Israeli interests seek to denuclearise and balkanise Pakistan in line with long-standing Zionist policy to divide all Muslim and Arab states. Converging on this strategy is the Hindutva plan to aggressively invade Pakistan under the Cold Start doctrine, and ethnically cleanse Kashmir of its Muslim population through a campaign of terror, murder and intimidation.

Thus while the Middle East  has been destabilized by Israel, America, Britain, France and other NATO member countries , India remains busy destabilizing Afghanistan and Pakistan.

It is in the context one needs to view Indian support to US resolution against Sri Lankan in the UNHRC.

India, Israel and America are three countries with no moral right to speak of war crimes in view of their own war crimes threatening the humanity as a whole.

Since independent, according to several reports, there were around 40,000 well organised anti Muslim riots killing men, women, children and the aged. Raping and shaming Muslim women have always been common occurrences. There were incidents, reported by the mainstream media, that Muslim women were stripped naked, paraded and video filmed. Arbitrary arrests, indefinite detention, torture and even deaths in custody of Muslims are common today under various pretexts.

These ongoing crimes and even the report of the seven member high level Sachar committee of Premier Manmohan Singh himself revealed the pathetic plight of Muslims, worse than that of scheduled castes, and the extent of Muslims deprivation. India’s 65 years of   genocide and draconian laws of occupation in Kashmir is known to whole world, but who cares.

Gujarat RSS Chief Minister Narendra Modi’s well planned and executed anti Muslim pogrom turned the state into a living hell for Muslims. Ten years later today he remains chief minister hoping to become prime minister of India. This is Indian justice under which Hindu gangsters who  illegally planted the statue of Lord Ram in the five century old  Babri Masjid, demolished  by hooligans led by BJP leader L.K.Advani, was rewarded  half of the mosque to the shock of   righteous Hindus and the  civilised world.

However, Jewish controlled Western media and the Brahmin controlled India mislead the world with their lies. Thus the war crimes of India, America and Israel remain an ongoing affair. Under such circumstance how can Sri Lanka expect India to side with Sri Lanka in the UNHRC voting? 

This article appeared in Ceylon Today on 26 March 2012

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