- 2020-05-14 18:35
- By nation.com.pk
India’s relations with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudia Arabia and the UAE – have turned very cordial in the last two decades. Frequent visits, trade and energy pacts, exchange of gifts and honours between Indian officials and royal family members sketch quite a symbolic picture of closeness of GCC countries with India. Abdul Majid Zargar, while writing for the Kashmir Watch Magazine, has exposed in detail the presence of the supporters of RSS, a Hindu paramilitary organisation, in the Gulf countries. He adds that every year, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat holds a closed-door meeting with these Hindu business tycoons operating in Dubai, UAE and other Middle East countries. The hate-ideology came to the surface just recently when an Indian who heads a consultancy firm in UAE tweeted abusive messages about the members of Tablighi Jamaat in India. This initiated a barrage of tweets on social media by Hindutva ideologues targeting the princess and supporting those Indian Hindus living in UAE. A very significant statement in this regard was released by the General Secretariat of the Kuwait Council of Ministers, which stated that Muslims in the world will not remain silent over theses crimes. Then on the directions of PM Modi, the Indian embassies in Qatar, UAE and Oman issued messages about the values of tolerance and pluralism between India and Arab countries. India, which was built on the foundations of secularism and tolerance as envisioned by its elders, is mutating fast into an intolerant society dominated by the ideals of Hindu supremacy. There is a need to exert diplomatic, economic and moral pressure on India so that the cinders of this smouldering fire of hate may calm down and the Muslims may live there as peacefully as the Indian Hindus exist and subsist in GCC countries.