Indian Muslims: Abdul Nassar Madani – Victim of Hindutva Conspiracy
-Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
Muslims in India, remaining the so-called suspected ones since 1947 and reactivated especially since the Sept-11 hoax, need to be extra cautious as they could be the target of state cum Hindutva attacks even for fun or sadistic pleasures.
It is indeed pleasant news that the Indian Supreme Court on July 11 Friday granted one month bail to Kerala Islamic scholar turned PDP chief Abdul Nassar Madani, a prominent victim of Hindutva conspiracy, who has been in Bangalore Central Prison since October 2010. The conditional bail granted was based on the health grounds. Though he will be provided police security, he will not be under custody, allowing him to take treatment in any hospital of his choice.
SC directed Madani who has literally been on siege to take treatment only in Bangalore and said that he should not leave the city at any cost. The other condition includes furnishing Rs. 1 lakh bond as surety and not to tamper evidence and witnesses while being outside jail. SC also directed the State govt. to provide security to monitor if any violation is done.
This is the first time Madani has been bailed out. Earlier the court allowed him to take treatment at various hospitals and to attend his daughter’s marriage in Kerala.
The bail does allow him to visit him home in Kerala or attend political meetings.
Abdul Nassar Madani was arrested in the month of Ramzan four years ago from his home as he willingly surrendered to the state order to arrest him. And he has been granted bail in month of Ramzan this year.
Madani has been lodged in Karnataka jail and is in judicial custody for years now and government says he suffers for his alleged involvement in the 2008 Bangalore serial blasts and similar incidents in Ahmadabad, Surat and Jaipur. Government seems to involve him more blasts so that he remains in jail for ever.
Already, Madani has faced state torture for over 10 years in Kerala and Tamil Nadu jails before he was acquitted by the courts having found no credible evidence in his involvement in terror acts, disproved the state police intelligence claims against Madani, and disposed all charges. And, in Bangalore jail he has been languishing without proper trials, and losing health day by day, especially he is fast losing his eye sight. .
Courts, including the Apex Court, earlier rejected Madani’s bail please almost citing a dangerous situation if he on bail. Media terrorized the people signally terror attacks if Madani is released. The apex court has earler passed the directions for medical help to Madani, while declining to entertain senior counsel Sushil Kumar’s plea for interim bail to him to enable him undergo treatment at the Kottakkal Arya VaidyaSala in Kerala’s Malappuram district. Kumar pleaded that Madani be released on bail as he was falsely implicated and cited his acquittal in the Coimbatore bomb blast case after nine-and-half years of incarceration as proof of his innocence. He further submitted that the accused, who had to undergo amputation of one of his legs and was suffering from serious spinal problems and associated symptoms, was no threat to the law enforcing agencies. A bench of justices P Sathasivam and J Chelameswar, however, directed the Karnataka government to provide medical treatment to Madani, founder of Peoples Democratic Party in Kerala, at the Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala in Bangalore for his various health problems.
When justice was denied by Karnataka High Court, Madani moved the Supreme Court seeking a stay on his arrest in the case.
Earlier, on January 03, 2012 The Supreme Court rejected the bail plea of Abdul Nassar Madani, arrested for his alleged role in the 2008 serial terror blasts in Bangalore, Ahmadabad and Jaipur. Abdul Nassar Madani, an implicated falsely as accused in the 2008 Bangalore serial blast case, said he was presently facing a tragic situation as the “ray of justice” still appeared to be far off.
The Supreme Court bench was divided on granting bail to Madani and posted the matter to chief justice of India to form a new bench to decide on the plea. In March 2013 Madani was granted a 5-day short interim bail to attend his daughter’s wedding and to visit his ailing father. On 21 October 2013, the Supreme Court of India directed the Karnataka Government to immediately shift Madani to a private hospital for treatment. The court also allowed his wife to be along with him as a bystander during his stay in the hospital
By allowing bail now to an ailing Abdul Nassar Madani who has been in Jail for years now , having been falsely implicated in terror dramas without any credible evidence of crimes and proper trials, Supreme Court indirectly – and rightly- calls Karnataka government claims bluff and allows temporary freedom for one month with conditions.
Karnataka government must resign for misleading the people of India with fake evidences.
Abdul Nassar Madani, now known as simply Madani was born in Sasthamkotta, Kollam district, Kerala state in India is a Muslim religious leader turned political leader.
Abdul Nassar Madani, who was running a Madrassa in his village to train children in Holy Quran, and actively involved in spiritual activity through his organisation “dasooqiyyathul muhammediyya”, came to public scene by protesting the Hindutva threat to Muslims and Islam in Kerala and India. Madani had set up the Islamic Seva Sangh in 1989 to counter the powerful Hindutva RSS. However, Indian government banned the organization in 1992 obviously on request from Hindutva forces for alleged subversive act along with RSS, Shiv Sena following the Babri Masjid demolition. While Indian government revoked the ban on Hindu organizations, it refused to apply the same logic and rule the Islamic Seva Sangh (ISS) and Madani wound up the ISS forthwith while RSS thrived with state protection and guidance.
In 1992, during the Babri Mosque destruction era, Madani also became a soft target of an assassination attempt, allegedly by a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh activist, in which he lost his right leg and is fitted with an artificial limb. However, his enemies did not leave him alone even after he left ISS.
False testimonies by fake witnesses complicated the case and Madani had to struggle to exist. False cases have been filed against him by the police. Tehelka, a political magazine finds that Yoganand a BJP worker, and witness in Madani case, does not even know that he is a witness in the Madani case. His testimony in the charge-sheet reads, “I have seen strangers visit the estate. Among them was a man wearing a cap. I had seen him only on television. I realised that the man was Madani.” Some of the Bharatiya Janata Party and RSS workers said they had not seen Madani in the area. The testimony of Rafeeq, who had worked in the Lakkeri estate as a labor and was arrested by SIT in 2008 reads, “I was subjected to brutal torture”, he said. “They even gave me electric shocks. I was forced to give testimony against Madani. They threatened to book me in terrorism cases and to put me behind bars forever along with Naseer if I didn’t sign the witness statement. I had no option, I did it. Since then I have been burning with guilt. I know that an innocent man is in prison because of me”
Out of Coimbatore prison, Madani himself declared his intention was to be part of mainstream politics and regretted his past radical positions. It was with this “reformed” Madani that the CPI-M forged an alliance and the powerful party boss in the state Pinarayi Vijayan shared the stage with him despite strong reservations of his arch rival and Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan. The 89-year-old Marxist has persistently declined to do any business with Madani or leaders of any other radical group since he is firm that communalism of both minority and majority hues are equally dangerous.
Reported alleged confessions of LeT suspect Nazir, prime accused in the Bangalore blasts that killed one person and injured 20 others, spelt trouble for Madani again, leading to him being charge sheeted in the case and arrest. Madani has repeatedly maintained that he has been falsely implicated in the case and alleged a deep rooted conspiracy by security agencies.
The PDP leader was also an accused in the 1998 Coimbatore serial bomb blast case in which 58 people were killed and over 200 injured hours before an election meeting to be addressed by senior BJP leader L K Advani. He was acquitted later by the trial court. Two police officers from Bangalore had come to Kerala a week ago with the warrant, after the PDP leader’s anticipatory plea was rejected by the Karnataka High Court.
Indian regime, Hindutva forces and their media perhaps still want his blood for supporting Muslims against the will and wish of the regime and Hindutva forces. Though he full aware of all conspiratorial operations against him, Madani refused to obey the Almighty’s laws, continued to play useless politics, mixing religion with politics . .
All efforts through legal means by Madani to get bail from illegal jail sufferings have been blocked by the governments and intelligence wings so that he suffers in jails. Probably they think once out of jail he would resume his politics cutting into vote banks of major parties like Congress. .
Giving a message during his daughter’s marriage here, Madani, now on a temporary bail, said “I am in a tragic situation where the ray of justice is still far off.” Madani, however, said he was not disappointed or sad, but took it as an opportunity for self-purification as granted by the Almighty..Madani’s counsel Kumar’s argument, however, failed to impress the court.
They all want to keep Kerala-based Madani in jails in various states as per their hidden plan. forever and if he is released from jail on one case anew case is booked to take him back to jail. . And the Indian media that literally control the regime and try to influence the judiciary by supplying false news and reports as evidence.
India wants all Muslims to praise and promote Hindutva designs if they want to survive and those who protect Muslims or work genuinely disregarding the Hindutva demands, are finished. The world fame painter MF Hussain was the target of Hindutva forces, making his life miserable in India and he had to take refuge in Qatar where he breathed last.
Abdul Nassar Madani from Kerala who tried to protect Muslims and their self prestige has been the target of not only the Hindutva forces but even the regime is on a revenge course against him by falsely implicating him in fake cases. .
The Indian state and Hindu political organizations targets Madani for trying to protect Muslims because he takes over the power and supposed role of the State.
The governments, intelligence wings, police, and communalized media have made Madani and his family members the target of their conspiracy in the background of Sept-11 hoax. The charges of terror links continued to haunt Madani and his wife Soofiya, who was arrested in December 2009 in connection with the torching of a Tamil Nadu transport corporation bus in 2007 to protest the continued detention of the PDP supremo in Coimbatore prison.
Madani was alleged of having involvement in almost every terror r attacks in India, including the 1998 Coimbatore bombings but acquitted of all charges after spending nine and half years in Coimbatore Central Prison. Later he is alleged of having involvement in 2008 Bangalore serial blast.
Currently, Madani is under judicial custody in relation with the 2008 Bangalore serial blasts. But his involvement is unproven He is not found guilty in any of the case so far.
Madani thought upon acquittal from Coimbatore jail, he was free to live like other humans but he was mistaken: Indian regime haunts him, family. After Coimbatore jail torture, he has been jailed in Bangalore. A Karnataka court issued a fresh non-bailable warrant citing his involvement in a Bangalore blast.
Madani was listed as the 31st accused in an additional charge sheet filed by the police last month after alleged confessions by suspected Lashkar-e-Toiba operative T Nazir linking him to the Bangalore blasts that left one person dead and 20 others injured.
On February 11, 2011, the Karnataka High Court had rejected Madani’s plea. After his anticipatory bail plea was rejected by Karnataka High Court, Madani proffered to surrender so as to avoid ‘unpleasant situations’ when he was to be arrested. The High Court had said, “There is seldom ever that direct evidence is there in such cases”.
The seemingly false testimonies of witnesses, G Prabhakar, KB Rafeeq and KK Yoganand were quoted in the judgment dismissing the bail plea. Conspiracy by very nature is hatched in complete secrecy otherwise the whole purpose will be frustrated.
Madani had earlier in the day told reporters that he would surrender before a local court this afternoon after mid-day prayers with the orphanage inmates. Maintaining that he was falsely implicated in the case as part of “a deep-rooted conspiracy”, Madani said he wanted to surrender as he had faith in the judiciary and also he could record whatever he wanted to say in the court.
A Karnataka Police team has been camping in his place Kollam Kerala here for eight days waiting for the nod from the local police for the arrest of Madani, whose anticipatory bail plea was rejected by the Karnataka High Court on August 3.
Madani’s Anwarassery camp has been witnessing high drama and suspense for days with the state police sending forces there creating the impression that the arrest was imminent. But the matter dragged on in view of the security situation on the eve of the Independence Day and the then three-day visit of President Pratibha Patil to the state.
Madani himself preferred to surrender in a court instead of arrest. The issue gained momentum with two senior police officials from Karnataka arriving and making it clear that they could no longer wait indefinitely as they were bound to complete the legal process.
Ending the eight-day long suspense, PDP leader Abdul Nasser Madani was arrested amid high drama from his house in Kollam by the Karnataka Police. Hours before the deadline set by the Bangalore court was to expire, a Karnataka Police team executed the non-bailable arrest warrant in connection with the 2008 Bangalore blast case as Madani emerged from his orphanage-cum-Madrassa complex at Anwarassery here. Bangalore Deputy Commissioner of Police Omkarayya executed the warrant against Madani with the support of Kerala Police shortly after the PDP leader said he would be surrendering in a local magistrate court.
After a blame game between the two states, an understanding between Kerala and Karnataka on executing the warrant was reached last night leaving no other option for the PDP leader, who had raised the issue of his health.
As Madani came out in a vehicle from his camp after mid-day prayers, a heavy contingent of Kerala Police in riot gear blocked the vehicle to facilitate the Karnataka officials to effect the arrest. The police then took charge of the vehicle allowing only Madani’s wife Soofiya and a personal aid to remain with the PDP leader. Kollam SP Harshita Attalluri, who was leading the Kerala Police team, told reporters gathered in large numbers at the spot that Madani had been arrested by Karnataka Police.
The entire exercise took place without any immediate law and order problem except some slogan shouting by supporters hailing their leader while children, women and inmates of the orphanage weeping.
Madani was taken to Thiruvananthapuram en route to Bangalore by air so that he could be produced before the Metropolitan Magistrate there this evening itself.
Neither the Karnataka/Kerala/Tamil Nadu government nor even Indian government has any idea of what exactly an ordinary Madani could have done to others in protecting fellow Muslims.
Religiously driven Madani has been inspired and lured by political limelight plus benefits and he is focused on Kerala Muslim vote bank.
Following the Babri Masjid demolition in 1992, he launched the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), with the stated objective of creating a “Muslim-Dalit-backward caste” alliance. However his vote bank politics did not take off along the expected lines and he is a failure in secular politics since there are political outfits already established as so-called secular parties and only some Muslims and Hindus vote for his PDP. However, in some Muslim pockets in Kerala, Madani is still looked upon as a hero and a saviour.
Madani was falsely alleged in several terror operations (and the media projected him as an anti-India terrorist) including the Coimbatore serial bomb blasts case held on February 14, 1998 that killed 58 people. Madani was imprisoned for nine years as an under-trial. However, Madani was acquitted of all charges after 9 years of imprisonment. Madani charged that there is an hidden political agenda in connecting him with the Coimbatore blast case.
In the subsequent years, he had been able to build a support base throughout the state and had some understanding with the UDF, though no one was still ready to break bread with him in the open. His downfall began when he was arrested in March 1998 in connection with a case of making an inflammatory speech in Kozhikode.
It was while in custody in this case, he was sought by Tamil Nadu police in connection with the Coimbatore blasts case, resulting in detention till his acquittal in 2007. He was accused of supplying explosives for the Coimbatore blasts that claimed 58 lives and injured over 200 people ahead of an election meeting addressed by senior BJP leader L K Advani. But the trial court exonerated him of the charges.
Leading political parties, Congress and Leftists, have used Madani for poll purposes as a key speaker to garner Muslim votes. Congress-led UDF, which had also had some understanding with the PDP in its early days, has taken a strident anti-Madani posture since the run up to the Lok Sabha polls. It was when he was already finding himself in a politically isolated state that he was arraigned as an accused in the additional charge sheet in 2008 Bangalore bomb blasts case, reportedly based on the statement given to police by T Nazeer, an LeT supect and a key accused in the case.
Kerala communist government of Achuthanandan officially handed over Madani to Karnataka police. Madani was arrested in connection with the Bangalore blasts after eight days of suspense with the BJP Government in Karnataka blaming the LDF Ministry for the delay in executing the arrest warrant. CPI-M had a sort of an adjustment with PDP by supporting an independent acceptable to both in the Muslim-dominated Ponnani seat in the last Parliament polls, but virtually maintained a distance from him after the elections.
Political ambitions of an Islamic teacher and craze for fame have led to his own destruction in jail life. Madani had made a triumphant return to the Kerala state following his eventual acquittal in the fake Coimbatore blasts case in August 2007 after nine years of incarceration. A hero’s welcome was accorded to him then with several LDF ministers turning up at a massive public reception held here.
Analysts say that the public perception on terrorism has made it difficult for outfits like PDP or Popular Front of India, a radical Muslim outfit, to build a credible support base among Muslims in the state who support Congress, Muslim league and Communist parties.. .
Politically Kerala-based PDP leader Abdul Nasser Madani is finished. Madani finds himself in political isolation with mainstream parties in the state keeping away from him, despite past dalliance with him, after he was charge sheeted in the Bangalore blasts case. Madani’s space in the mainstream has shrunk considerably after the 2009 Lok Sabha polls when his party had truck with the ruling LDF which however failed to yield any political dividends at the hustings. This situation, according to political analysts here, has pushed Madani into isolation, giving rise to doubts about the strength of his support base with the Assembly polls just eight months away. In the 2014 PDP did not contest and refused to support any party.
Madani, now in his mid-40s, burst on the public scene in Kerala in early 1990s as a fiery orator under the banner of Islamic Sevak Sangh (ISS), started by him to rival RSS. The young Muslim cleric in Kerala could then attract a sizeable following, especially in the southern parts where a mainstream party like Indian Union Muslim League could not strike roots. In the turbulent days that followed the demolition of Babri Masjid, ISS was outlawed and Madani floated the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 1994, positioning itself as a political force of the minorities, depressed classes and marginalized sections, shedding the tag of a “Muslim outfit.”
Alas, in the force of political game, Madani found himself marginalized and isolated
Indian government has used Muslims to criticize Madani.
Indian corporate media targets him.
Undoubtedly, there is a strong conspiracy against Madani which is the reason why he was arrested again after release from 10 years of wrongful jail term and he is being tortured both physically and mentally , by keeping him in jails.
In fact, may well wishers of Madani even think why Indian regime doesn’t kill Madani once for all, like Kashmiri Afzal Guru was hanged, instead of torturing him like this endlessly. Nothing would happen to the regime if Madani is also killed, after all Indian media would dutifully stand behind the regime’s decisions.
It appears Indian regime as well as the system is deadly poised against him, seeking his blood. An individual, especially a Muslim in India, cannot challenge the regime. Madani is only an ordinary Muslim in front of the government though he may think he is too big. Popularity and perhaps money he seeks in the society by playing with fire is ridiculous. .
The government can implicate Madani in more terror cases if it wants to further harass him. He should keep this vital truth.
Madani needs to change and stoop putting Kerala Muslims in danger by continued politicking. . . Madani can do a lot for the Mosque and Muslims without getting into politics.
Enough of political adventurism and the resultant persecution for that! Madani should seriously think of his plight against the background of animosity all around and shut his political shop and return to sincere prayers and work in mosques.
However, if he still wants to suffer more in other jails all over India, he is free to devise his own plight and ill-fate.
If it wanted, Supreme Court could have refused him bail by siding with Karnataka government. But the Apex Court valued justice above the governmental will.
Madani would do better to realize the crude fact that God has saved him already twice and he should not test God any more.
In the name of faith, Madani is not supposed to commit stupidity. Madani must now seriously consider end his political life after in jail for 14 long years without trials, without justification on false charges by anti-Islamic Indian forces.
Madani has to come out of Satan’s influences and abandon the fort of political benefits for his own sake if not for the sake of those Muslims who sympathize with him and get agitated when some bad things happen to him on account of his own mistakes.
Let Madani at least now leave the companionship of “satan” and ignore its political provocations.
God and Mosque are enough for him.
Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal, Educationist; Prolific writer; Chancellor-Founder of Centor for International Affairs(CIA); Independent Analyst-Commentator-Columnist; Chronicler of Foreign occupations & Freedom movements(Palestine, Kashmir, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Xinjiang, Chechnya, etc.) Former university Teacher; website: abdulruff. wordpress.com/ abdulruff_jnu@ yahoo.com.
Terrorism is caused by anti-Islamic forces. Anti-Muslimism and anti-Islamism are more dangerous than “terrorism” Fake democracies like USA-Israel twins have zero-tolerance to any criticism of their anti-Muslim and other aggressive practices. Anti-Islamic forces & terrorists are using criminal elements for terrorizing the world and they in disguise are harming genuine interests of ordinary Muslims. Global media today, even in Muslim nations, are controlled by CIA & other anti-Islamic agencies.