Madarsas: The terror factories, their anatomy, spread, funds - II
How did the Indian Intelligence suddenly wake up to this phenomenon? The answer is it would never have but for the fact that the US was shaken by Islamic terror on September 11, 2001.
The Intelligence report in effect admits as much. ‘‘The multiple terrorist attacks in the US and the subsequent war on terror have focussed world attention on the role of madarsas in fostering and sustaining terrorism. The large scale use of the madarsa network in Pakistan for motivating, recruiting, and launching trained terrorists, creation of Taliban, etc. have brought madarsas under international spotlight in an extremely adverse light and clearly established their complicity in fomenting terrorist activities in the region.’’
‘‘In the Indian context,’’ says the report, ‘‘where the role of Madarsas is already the subject of intense scrutiny, the recent attack on the American Information Centre, Kolkata, on January 22, 2002, and the subsequent developments have heightened the controversy.’’
It is now an undisputed fact that many, may be most, madarsas foster, sustain, motivate, recruit and launch terrorists. Islam is a global faith. It places faith above nations. There is nothing like a national Islam, different from the global. Madarsa is about Islam. It stands for Islam. It cannot teach one Islam in India and another in Pakistan. So the role of the madarsas elsewhere and in India cannot be different. There is the common thread of Islam running through the madarsas cutting across national limitations.
The secret report implies this fact. It says, ‘‘Anti-India elements _ including the ISI and ISI-influenced criminal gangs and fundamentalist organisations, have systematically taken advantage of the surging muslim resentment to stoke fundamentalism, exclusivism and militancy. In this scheme, madarsas have repeatedly come to adverse notice, having been misused by inimical interests for anti-national activity ranging from subversion to active support of terrorism.’’
The geographic spread of madarsas in India is highly indicative. The report points out the growth of the madarsas in the border areas of the country. Says the report, ‘‘a noticeable feature of the growth of madarsas is the significant increase in the concentration of these institutions in border areas, particularly on the Indo-Nepal and Indo-Bangladesh sectors. Similarly on the Indo-Pakistan border there has been a perceptible growth in the border districts in Rajasthan and Gujarat.’’ It is not that the madarsas have grown only abutting the Indian side; there is similar growth on the other side too. It says, ‘‘simultaneously a parallel concentration of madarsas is noticeable in the abutting areas on the other side of the border.’’
The report says that the population survey reveals that in some border areas, particularly in Bihar and Bengal, the Muslims are in majority. The report adds: ‘‘the survey reveals that the large migration _ an honourable word for infiltration _ of Bangladeshis into India has been one of the principal factors behind this trend.’’
In all border districts of UP the decadal growth of Muslim population was higher than that of the national level. The growth of Muslim population of the bordering district of Darjeeling in West Bengal (50.33%) was higher than that at the national level (32.70%) and at the state level (37%). During 1971-91, an estimated 13 to 14 million infiltrators from Bangladesh crossed over to India.
In Rajasthan, the major concentration, says the report, is in the border districts of Barmer and Jaisalar. In Barmer, the proportion of Muslim population increased from 11% to 18%, in Jaisalmar from 23% to 28%. In Rajasthan, says the report, efforts are being made to mobilise the Peer Bagaro cult for anti-national activities.
Likewise in Gujarat too, according to the report, there is concentration of madarsas in the border districts of Kutch and Banaskantha. It also notes that criminal and communal elements in the Tabhligi Jamaat from Maharashtra and Gujarat have been playing an important part at the behest of ISI. Similar pattern, says the report, is noticeable in West Bengal also.
In the border areas with Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh, many madarsas were noticed for adverse activities like sheltering of terrorists, provision of covert identities, caching of arms and other logistic help.
The report says that ‘‘there has been a systematic pattern of use of madarsas for shelter/hideouts, cover building, communication, arms caching recruitment of cadres. It is also clear that madarsas and mosques are being used for inculcation of fundamentalist Islamic precepts and practices among Muslim children at all levels. Given that one of the basic tenets of Pan-Islamic revival is the elevation of individual loyalty from nationhood to religion, this is tantamount to systematic effort towards subversion of the population.’’
So these apparently pious centres are really Jehadi dens which subvert the mind of the pupil against the nation. For, Pan Islam does not recognise any nation. It recognises only religious loyalty.
How many madarsas exist in the country? The report cites a recent survey, which puts the figure at about 32,000, Kerala leading with a high tally of 9,975. They have over 74,000 teachers and 18.29 lakh students. The numbers are far less in Pakistan, which turned out the entire Taliban with much smaller number of these factories of terror.
Where from do these madarsas get their funds? From the Muslim world. Even from the underworld. The report says. ‘‘The matter assumes gravity in the light of the fact that several of these madarsas have been in receipt of finance from foreign sources...In addition to their spread, another pattern that has emerged is that madarsas run by Ahle Hadis sect have seen the fastest growth. They have also been major recipients of foreign funds particularly from Gulf countries.
The report continues, ‘‘similarly, the madarsas run by Jamaat-e-Islami have been in notice for promoting fundamentalism and exclusivism’’; madarsas also have ‘‘connections with the underworld, with notorious criminal dons taking interest in their funding and development.’’
Then the report meticulously traces how the madarsas in different parts of the country are linked to the underworld and promote subversive and anti- national activities. See just a few illustrations.
In Madhya Pradesh, where a large number of madarsas are concentrated, many ‘‘madarsas have come to notice for anti-national activities and link with the underworld.’’ ‘‘For example,’’ says the report, ‘‘Islamia Karimia Society, Indore, which runs the Dar-ul-Uloom Noori madarsa is reported to have links with Karim Lala (the notorious Bombay-based don). Similarly the famous D Company of Dawood Ibrahim is reported to have infiltrated into the Malwa region and is reported to be financing some madarsas in this area.’’
In UP, a large number of madarsas run by Dar-ul-Uloom Deoband located in Lucknow, Sahranpur, Barabanki, Agra districts have come to notice ‘‘for receiving foreign funds.’’ Those belonging to madarsa Nadvah-ul-Uloom, Lucknow have been noticed ‘‘for providing logistic support for subversive elements including storage of arms.’’ Those belonging to madarsa Shergarh, Bareilly have been noticed ‘‘for creation of covert identities,’’ that is, false identities for subversive activities. Those belonging to Madarsa Mahadul Islami, Bareilly are known to do ‘‘motivation and talent spotting.’’ The report goes on: ‘‘the ISI in coordination with Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan has been evincing keen interest in renovation, construction and development of mosques in the region. In Azamgarh district, madarsas have potential for subversive activities.’’
The report goes on to record even more startling facts. ‘‘A disconcerting trend which has emerged during the interrogations of terrorists arrested during counter-terrorist and counter-espionage operations by security agencies in India in recent times is the use of madarsas for providing logistic support for terrorist actions or modules.’’
Says the report,‘‘many madarsas located in J&K, UP, Delhi, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Gujarat etc have been used by terrorists for contact building, shelters, hideouts, cover-building, motivation, recruitment, storage of arms, acquiring fake documents.’’ ‘‘This, the report says, has been done with the active connivance of the madarsa officials. Several terrorists modules launched from Pakistan, says the report, have been directed to contact designated madarsas, for shelter, guidance, direction on arrival in India. The earlier part contained some illustrations of these operations.
Obviously these seemingly pious schools are a great security risk. Even Pakistan thinks so. But we are in the holographic world designed by the seculars for us.
Let us see how even the ex-Jehadis in Pakistan are scared of the madarsas and are trying to control them by law.
Courtesy: The New Indian Express, Chennai Edition 27.04.2002
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