Among the hundreds of lies of Hindutavavaadis, this is among their favourite and oft repeated lies. The implication of this is to tell Hindutavavaadi’s Hindu Audience that they are somehow inferior citizens in eyes of Indian Government thus fueling hatred against Muslims and dissatisfaction against whoever is the ruling party in Delhi, calling them Anti-Hindu. But as most of the things RSSwalas say, this too is also a lie.
Institutions of Indian State are Institutionally Anti-Muslim and these institutions work very hard to keep Muslims marginalised and at bay of education, power or wealth. Trying to prove this here is going to make a blog into book, so book lovers should read Aakar Patel’s Our Hindu Rashtra: What it is. How We Got Here, the book proves it without doubt that India is Anti Muslim, including its judiciary which is biased and bigoted like the rest of Institutions. There is no appeasement happening, Indian Institutions work very hard to push and keep Muslims in illiteracy and poverty.
Anyone who cares to love India, must love its citizens as well, and Muslims are Indian citizens. If India needs to be become wealthy and influential it can not be done with Muslims left behind. And lies like Muslim Appeasement is detrimental to aims of making India wealthy and influential. All figures here are from Sachar Committee Report.
Muslims are among most poor socio-economic group. Urban Muslims are even behind Scheduled Castes, after thousands of years of oppression of SCs they have still done better than Muslims. Following are the percentages of people living below poverty line
Hindus General Category: 8.3%
Hindus SC-ST: 36.4%
Hindus OBC: 25.1%
Total Hindus (Below Poverty Line): 20.4%
Minorities Except Muslims: 12.2%
If Muslims are being appeased and they are still the poorest socio-economic group than Muslims do not want any such appeasement.
Again Muslims are among the poorest Indians
Hindu General – 9%
SC/ST – 34.8%
Hindu OBCs – 19.5%
Total Hindus (Below Poverty Line): 22.6%
Other Minorities: 14.3%
If Muslims are being appeased and they are still the poorest socio economic group than Muslims do not want any such appeasement.
This is main reason most people will site for Muslim backwardness, saying that Muslims go for traditional education in Madarssas where teaching is sub par. But that is not the truth in quality or Quantity. Quantitywise, only 3% of the Muslim children go to Madarssas. And they go to Madarssas because they come from abject poverty. They get three meals a day in Madarssas. Those who go to Madarssas are poor kids, their fate is sealed even before they step in Madarssas, and after Madarssa they do not have enough resources for higher education. Those who belong to the cream of Muslim societies, when they go to Madarssas they become something coming out of it. My family comes from the cream of Muslim society but in two generations of my family only one uncle and two cousins went to Madarssa, my uncle became an MRCP Doctor and is so qualified that when he went to settle in Australia, Australians exempted him from giving the bridging exams that all Doctors from India have to give to practice medicine in Australia. One of the cousin who went to Madarssa is now an Director of Banks in Dubai while the other is an Islamic scholar whose videos keep going viral.
Next the common problem is accessibility of education, only half of the Muslim dominated villages in India have a school in the village, the average in country is eighty percent. Is this what you call appeasement? Rest of the stats of Muslims in education are just as poor. Keep in mind when reading the table below that Muslims made 13.7% of population when Justice Sachhar was doing his research
|Studying Bachelors Degree in IIT||1.7%|
|In Premiere Art Colleges||4%|
|In Premiere Commerce Colleges||4%|
|In Premiere Science Colleges||3%|
This is where we will pick up institutional discrimination against Muslims in India. Number of Muslims who sit for Civil Services (IFS/IAS/IPS) is 5%, i.e. of everyone who sits in the exam 5% are Muslims, and when the system is automated Muslim representation does not fall below 5%, hence at the last stage of recruitment i.e. interview, all those who go for interview 5% are Muslims. But when the list for successful applicants issued, Muslims make only 2.5% of the people. How come when the system is automatic Muslims keep to their percentages and when they are interviewed their success rate falls by 50%. If this fall is appeasement, please stop appeasing Muslims.
|Muslim Population when these figures were taken 13.7%||Muslim Representation|
|Sessions Judge And Above||3%|
|Public Sector Banks||2%|
|Public Sector Undertakings||2%|
|Civil Services in States (with avg. 16% Muslim Pop.)||3%|
Most Muslims are not in jobs but self employment, manufacturing or trade is because often they have no option. Most jobs are controlled by people who hate Muslims so I do not understand why these people will ever do anything for Muslims. There is no appeasement happening here, if there was appeasement Muslims would be at least similar to their population.
How Reservations is Used to Marginalise Muslims further
Although I am the biggest supporter of reservation for persecuted groups. But in India this system is being abused as a tool to suppress Muslims representation in Parliament and Legislative Assemblies, for example in West Bengal assembly Nabagram and Khargram are Muslims majority Assembly Constituencies they have half the number of SC/ST than Muslims (ie. Muslims are over 50% and SC ST are around 25%), but these seats are reserved for SC/ ST, while Kashipur and Alipurduar are General Category constituencies while SC/ST population in these is well over 50% and Muslim population is around 5%…. How is that appeasement? Karimganj in Assam is another Lok Sabha constituency which has Muslim majority but is reserved for SC/ST.
How Justice system persecutes Muslims
Justice system in India is the worst. Everyone praises Jai Bhim, and it is indeed very good film and highlights the discrimination against SC/ST. But let us look at Prison statistics as well, the 2015 prison statistics report that in West Bengali 85% of all detenues are Muslims (Muslims are only 27% in WB) which means they have not being booked or charged with anything and are being held up on spurious charges or no reason at all. Typical Jai Bhim happening with Muslims to an extent that 85% detenues are Muslims. Please supporters of Appeasement argument explain me how are so many Muslims kept as detenues.
Who is really being Appeased?
Hindus and everyone else except Muslims. This table tells how many followers of each religion are in what category of Reservation class, for example, only 26% of Hindus are in General Category, 22% of Hindus are in SC Category, 9% of Hindus are in ST Category while 43% of Hindus are in OBC Category.
It is Hindus and everyone else who is being appeased, everyone except Muslims. Only 25% of Hindus fall in General Category, 36% of Sikhs are in General Category, 34% Christians are in General Category and only 3% Buddhists are in General Category…. on the other hand 60% Muslims are in General Category. Muslims, the most socially, educationally and financially poor section of the society have the least reservation, and people are saying that Muslims are being appeased. Appeased with what?
Sachar Committee Conclusion
Exact words of Sachar Committee in conclusion, “In almost all aspects of community development, Muslims lag behind and show lack of progress. The condition of Muslims is marginally better than SC / STs. But Muslims lag behind Hindu OBCs, Other Minorities and Hindu Generals (mostly upper caste) in almost every measured signal. The committee suggested that the condition of Muslims is so bad that all Muslims should be put in OBCs. The situation is grim in states with large Muslim populations, especially in the states of West Bengal, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Assam.”
There is hardly a single privilege or facility that Muslims exclusively enjoy in India. Indeed Indian Institutions from Parliament to Supreme Court, all of them work towards marginalising Muslims and making sure that they stay poor and uneducated. Muslim Appeasement is a complete and utter lie.