I am appalled by what is happening in India. I could not attend the picket in Birmingham, however, having been closely involved with struggle in Gaza and West Bank’s occupation by displaced Jews or Zionists of Israel, an entity formed after the Nazi tyranny since Nakba of 1948, I am deeply concerned.
It was Balfour in United Kingdom in 1917, who handed over Palestine using United Nation’s mandate to the Zionists who has arisen during Theodore Hertz’s time. This was done without consultation the people who were living there in harmony, the Muslims, Christians and Jews during and after the fall of the Ottoman Empire. The handing over was just done on a silver platter, so to speak.
The myth of ‘land for people for people without land’ was concocted by Ben Gurion and Golda Meyer of this newly set up entity, since then a progrom of ethnic cleansing of Palestinians has continued till today. The highlight was for 21 days at the turn of this year there was an onslaught on Gaza. These people there are virtually trapped in the world’s largest prison with population density in the smallest area.
In my opinion, India’s Head of government a Mr Manmohan Singh is largely responsible for this plan of SEZ of cleansing of Lal Garh, or Nandigram etc for purely greed and economic and political reasons of transnational ideology. His past of having been a senior officer in the World Bank is contributive to using that experience on people of his own land. I abhor this inhumane situation by thugs of world leaders like him in India and elsewhere, Zimbabwe in Africa, for that matter.