Vedant Patel should know US’s record about watching rule-of-law in India is unconvincing, hopeless, irresponsible, myopically selfish and non-serious. By Hem Raj Jain

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Without ensuring the five namely [(i)- plebiscite in united J&K and Balochistan, (ii)- Dual citizenship of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh to 160 million Hindus / Sikhs and Muslims and their descendants who were illegally displaced during partition, (iii)- Restoration of status-quo-ante of Babri Masjid before any final verdict in Ayodhya title suit  (iv)- another SIT In 2002 massacre of thousands of innocent Muslims in Gujarat and (v)-  ‘Judicial Commision’ of the UN or new world body for resolving Indo-China border dispute]- the claim of the USA,  that it is India-friendly, is bogus. 

While issuing sermons like - ‘Respect for rule of law’ (as reported at https://idrw.org/respect-for-rule-of-law-us-says-its-watching-rahul-gandhis-case/)  the US Department of State Principal Deputy Spokesperson Vedant Patel seems to  erroneously think that whatever comes out from the mouth of US establishment will be taken at its face value by Indians.  But Vedant Patel  should know the US’s record about watching rule-of-law in India is unconvincing, hopeless,  irresponsible,  myopically selfish and non-serious as explained below:-

(1)- In the present  situation where more attacks by Iran have taken place  on facilities housing US troops in Syria, the USA is not fighting by using its strength and plus points,  against (Russo-China - Iran military alliance). A global order can be launched only by the USA and not by any of Russia or China or Iran. Therefore it is intriguing (if not SCANDALOUS) that the USA is not garnering huge military support in the on-going fight through a new global order [ as mentioned at http://e-news.com.ua/show/545001.html when the existing global order of the UN (sponsored by the USA in 1945) has been demolished by the Ukraine war]  The importance of the largest secular democracy India of about 1.4 billion people for the USA for new global order is quite understandable hence the US Department of State out of EXPEDIENCY is trying through Principal Deputy Spokesperson Vedant Patel to give an impression that the USA is friend of India. 

(2)- But the USA should know that it will never be able to win the trust of Indians unless it restores rule of law (national & international) about five matters as given below:-

(3)- THe USA should know that the partition of India [supported (if not engineered) by the USA because it wanted West Pakistan as a bull-work against USSR hence Pakistan was immediately made the  member of SEATO and CENTO)]  took place when India was member of the UN which was sponsored by the USA after World War-II  in which India like WW-I provided millions of  people including soldiers to Allied powers of UK, USA etc [in which over 3 million Indians died out of which 89,000 died in combat only as per https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-33105898 ). In other words the Contribution of India in terms of lives and blood given for Allied forces in WW- II was second to none but India was not made permanent member of the UN rather was partitioned treacherously.  Hence it is still the responsibility of the USA to rectify any legal-wrong done during partition of India as:-

(i)- First and foremost the USA should work for plebiscite in united J&K after getting Pakistan side of J&K and GB free of outsiders as mandated by the ‘Instrument of Accession ‘ (IoA) which reads as -[Consistently with their (GoI) policy that, in the case of any State where the issue of Accession has been the subject of dispute, the question of Accession Should be decided in accordance with the wishes of the people of the State, it is my Government’s wish that, as soon as law and order have been restored in Kashmir, and her soil cleared of the invader, the question of the State’s Accession should be settled by a reference to the people. Yours Sincerely Sd/- Mountbatten of Burma]. 

(ii)- And also plebiscite in BAlochistan who’s IoA was taken by Pakistan under military pressure, as mentioned at https://organiser.org/2021/10/30/17819/world/balochistan-understanding-the-issues/#:~:text=On%2026th%20March%201948%20Pakistani%20army%20entered%20Baloch%2F,after%20remaining%20an%20independent%20country%20for%20227%20days.

(4)- Unlike the dispute with Pakistan over Kashmir which is political India’s border dispute with China is legal which can easily be resolved by the Judicial  commission of the world body but the USA never pressed for it on the contrary the USA dragged India in QUAD etc (though thankfully spared from AUKUS) to contain CHina. Even now the USA should try to get Indo-CHina border dispute as per international law through  ‘Judicial Commision’ of the UN or new world body. 

(5)- The USA should also ensure that  ‘Dual citizenship’  is provided to about 160 million Hindu / Sikhs and Muslims and their descendants [who were illegally displaced during partition because there was no provision of population transfer in “Indian Independence Act 1947”] .along with guarantee (through world body) of proper safety and security to these dual citizenship holders in their original native  countries. This is necessary because this issue has thoroughly communalized the Indian subcontinent also due the fact that 20% of Hindu population has been expelled from West and East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) but Muslims have remained same rather have increased a bit to about 15 % in India  (excluding  Muslim illegal immigrants from Bangladesh) 

(6)- In view of the above mentioned it is evident that even the controversy about Article 370 of the Constitution and the ‘Citizenship Amendment Act’ (CAA) are,  legally and constitutionally meaningless. 

(7)- India is secular only constitutionally but in reality it is now thoroughly  communal especially after Babri-Masjid dispute in which rule-of-law of India has been destroyed by giving final verdict in Ayodhya title suit without first restoring the legally necessary status-quo-ante of Babri Masjid. Hence even now the USA should ensure this restoration of  status-quo-ante of Babri Masjid as mentioned at http://bangladeshchronicle.net/without-relying-on-the-us-muslims-cannot-get-justice-from-the-indian-state/

(8)- Nothing has sullied the secular credentials of India more  than the  massacre of thousands of innocent Muslims in Gujarat in 2002 which was nothing short of genocide with the complicity (by acts of omission by the then Gujarat government) but the SCI gave clean-chit to it on the basis of SIT report which has been ridiculed by BBC documentary. Therefore if the USA is REALLY interested in restoring Rule-of-law, freedom of  expression and secularism in India then it should ensure as mentioned above that another SIT is constituted about the then Gujarat government’s role in facilitating the said genocide by its acts of omission. 

It is hoped the US-administration will stop underestimating the political intelligence of the Indians and instead will  understand that India is the oldest civilization that too votary & practitioner of non-violence for which properly functioning State is sine-qua-non, (the State which is nothing but laws, national and international ). Hence the USA should try seriously to  launch a new  ENFORCEABLE “rule-based liberal new participatory global order” in which India will  be an important country only when secularism and rule-of-law is restored in India by the USA by addressing the above mentioned five issues.

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