Silent Islamisation of Jharkhand
While the Hemant Soren government is busy in keeping itself stuck to the chair despite proved corruption charges, systematic Islamization of Jharkhand is ongoing on. Islamists and Muslim politicians are imposing Sharia-compliant behaviours, such as declaring Fridays as weekly holidays, adding Urdu to school names, and requiring Hindu children to pray with cupped hands like Muslims, among other things in the government schools of the state.
According to data from the Jharkhand government, 407 government schools now have added Urdu in their names, while 509 have moved their weekly holiday from Sunday to Friday. Schools in places with a large Hindu population have also been pushed to adopt these Islamist practises. Islamist practises are being enforced by local Muslim politicians from a variety of political parties, including the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), Congress, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), and Islamic clerics linked to the ruling coalition.
The strong Islamization agenda promoted by Muslim politicians and clerics is demonstrated by the developments taking place in the Hindu-dominated Deoghar District. In the district, 94% of the people are Hindu. It also contains Baidyanath temple, one of the 51 Shaktipeeths, one of the 12 Jyotirlingas, one of the holiest Hindu Shrines. Numerous prominent mandirs and Hindu pilgrimage places can be found at Deoghar, which means “abode of the Devas.”
Islamic clerics appeared to be carrying out a well-planned strategy to convert young children to Islam and propagate jihadi and Islamist ideologies and behaviours. However, these Islamists avoided schools with sizable Christian student populations. This reveals the malicious goals of these Muslim politicians and clerics who were acting under the JMM-Congress-RJD government’s nose.
It is still time to stop these malicious activities of the Muslim fundamentalists in Jharkhand, but the Hemant government seems to be not interested in the issue. Let us hope that better sense prevails in Jharkhand.