Atheism, Happiness And Miseries Of DHFL FD Holders In A Religious Fundamentalist Regime: a letter to Mr. M. K. Stalin

Posted on 10/05/2021

To

Mr. M. K. Stalin,

The Honourable Chief Minister, Tamil Nadu

and

The Honourable President, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK)


Sub: Atheism, Happiness And Miseries Of DHFL FD Holders In A Religious Fundamentalist Regime

Respected Mr. Stalin,

Firstly, we must not only congratulate you for winning the recent assembly election in Tamil Nadu, but also for your atheistic swearing by foregrounding your conscience . Deleting the ritualistic pronouncement of Mr. God (?) is rarest of the rare event in the context of contemporary India , where religious dogmatism, heathen ostentatious idol/statue nationalism, chauvinistic religious extremism, market fundamentalism, communalism, gender and caste-class discrimination have veiled the real miseries of the earthians— “homo sapiens sapiens” species beings (As remarked by C. N. Annadurai: “Onrey kulam oruvaney devan”, i.e., “one community, one gold”), especially Indian citizens (yet to be proven by the tiresome process of NPR-NRC-CAA!!! ⤡ ). The need of the hour is the “Secular Progressive Alliance” to overthrow plutocratic megalomaniac religiously-biased wackadoos.

However, it is a matter of regret that we are living within a dystopian society or in an Orwellian state like fictional Alphaville⤡ (A movie by Godard), where love, conscience, emotive words have been banned and value-words are deleted from the vocabulary in an authoritarian ritualistic way. It is just like Late M. Karunanidhi’s atheistic scripts were censored in a regimented society, where conscience has vanished and manufactured super-ego prevails.  

We are well aware of the rationalist, atheist heritage of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), which is dedicated towards materializing the demarcation line between communal religion practice and real politik. In this connection, we recall the manner in which you reiterated your father’s ideological moorings:

“Koyil koodathu enru naangal sollavillai, athu kodiyavargalin koodaram agi vida koodathu enbath thaan engal nokkam (We are not against temples, but temples should not become the haven of crooks)”.

MK Stalin quotes Karunanidhi’s lines to reiterate DMK’s atheist ideologies   VIEW HERE ⤡ (As reported on Jun 14, 2018 ©DT Next)

We are subscribing your party’s position on the religious question by being cognizant of the atheist traditions within the realm of South Asian Philosophy (by keeping aside purana and static ethnographic elements). Therefore, we are sharing our short notes on the same:

Scraps on Indian Atheism (2017) ⤡

We are also attaching herewith the hyperlink to our video collage on the question of God’s supposed existence:

O God, Thou Art to be Examined (2018) ⤡

It is a well-known fact that the world’s happiest countries have a predominantly atheist (or least religious) population, including countries like Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, Sweden etc.

On the other hand India, with the present communal rulers of the BJP playing the religious card, lags far behind by acquiring the deplorable 139th Position out of 149 countries in the UN World Happiness Report (2021) !

This type of correspondence between crafted religiosity and unhappiness in the present-day India makes us remember the storyline of Parasakthi (1952  — undoubtedly one of the classic Indian films), as penned by M. Karunanidhi, which systematically counters Brahminical hegemony.  

‘Parasakthi’ revisited: As a scriptwriter, M Karunanidhi ensured the drama in the dialogue ⤡

On the contrary, the present ruling party, though bulldozing for homogenization of Hinduism, are also self-contradictorily subscribing market fundamentalism. For this reason, when they are constructing a Corridor (from the present-day Vishwanath Temple [built by Emperor Aurangzeb] to the Manikarnika Ghat in Benaras), they are destroying their own temples with archaeological and aesthetic values for the sake of conspicuous religious marketing (temple as a shop!). Thus, the market is superseding the mask of religion. We had documented this site of vandalism in 2019, when we paid a visit to Benaras:

Strange Destruction of Self: Hindus⤡

In this context, though we believe in the casteless society of Periyar’s dreams, we must mention a special professional group “Isai Vellalar” (Cultivators of Music), whose girls were subject to the patriarchal exploitation of Hindu Brahmins as tevaratiyar or devadasis. Taking cue from this community of cultivators of music, we, the victims of financial abuse, are appealing to you, not as a mere whistleblower, but as a drumbeater of these scams for getting back (wretched of the earth) our rhythm of life and psychosomatic harmony.

At this point, your role is comparable to us to the protective brother from “Parasakthi”, the iconoclastic character of Gunasekaran, who fought to preserve the human dignity of his molested, widow sister, by putting himself against the heinous Hindu customs.  

We can relate this plot with the history of The Benaras temple-shop. Emperor Aurangzeb was requested by in 1669 CE by the Hindu rulers to destroy the erstwhile temple of Vishwanath phallus at Kashi after it was profaned or desanctified by the conduct of the corrupt Hindu priests, one of whom raped the Maharani of Kutch at the temple basement (Source: B. N. Pandey, Islam And Indian Culture [1987] ⤡).

We, the victims of financial abuse (it is also a case of molestation—a different type of ‘capital punishment’) due to the DEWAN HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION LIMITED (DHFL) SCAM , are appealing to your conscience for kind intervention into the matter. We are trying our best to depict the narrative of the Dawood-Mirchi-RKW-DHFL-BJP⤡  collusion to you, who is one the  India’s Most powerful Personalities (Indian Express, 2019⤡).  It is found that the BJP was enjoying the political charity, or otherwise, terror-funding, from the RKW Developers (Dheeraj Realty) and the DHFL mediated by Dawood Ibrahim and Iqbal Mirchi.

Gift BJP Rs 20 cr, get ‘return gift’ worth Rs 31K cr: Congress on fraud by DHFL VIEW HERE ⤡ (As reported on 30 January, 2019, ©Millennium Post) 

TERROR-FUNDING SCAM:DAWOOD-MIRCHI-RKW-DHFL-BJP COLLUSION

Sangh Parivar is associated with the Islamic terrorist dons, viz., Dawood Ibrahim and his close associate Iqbal Mirchi, who are again related to Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Limited (which is now under IBC) and its associate RKW Developers Private Limited (Dheeraj Realty). We are citing following reports:

BJP Received Donation From Company Being Probed for ‘Terror Funding’  VIEW HERE ⤡ (As reported on 22nd Nov, 2019 ©The Wire)

“The Bhartiya Janta Party took a large donation from a company that is now being probed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for facilitating “terror funding,” (it is not crowd funding) financial declarations by the BJP itself reveal.

RKW Developers Ltd, a company at the heart of a probe by the ED for carrying out transactions with and buying properties from the late Iqbal Memon alias Iqbal Mirchi – an accused in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts and a close aide of mafia boss Dawood Ibrahim – gave money to the ruling party, according to the BJP’s filings with the Election Commission.

In 2014-15, RKW, which is associated with the beleaguered Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Limited (DHFL), gave Rs 10 crore to the party. This was also pointed out by CobraPost in January 2019 .

While the BJP regularly receives larger sums from the various electoral trusts, which pool in donations from various corporate houses, no individual company donating on its own has given the party more than what RKW gave it.”

It is also to be noted here, the RKW-DHFL connection: “In 2014-15, RKW, which is associated with the beleaguered Dewan Housing Finance Limited (DHFL), gave Rs 10 crore to the party” the report says, adding that this is the “highest donation given to the party from an individual company.” VIEW HERE ⤡ (As reported on Nov 22, 2019 ©The Quint)

BJP got funds from Mirchi-linked firm VIEW HERE ⤡ (As reported on Nov 23, 2019 ©The Times of India)

“Why did BJP receive crores in donation from a company accused of buying properties of Iqbal Mirchi? Is this not ‘treason’ Mr. Amit Shah?” Upping the attack, the Congress tweeted, As it turns out, the ‘Modi Bond of Corruption’  extends to terror funding companies as well. Companies associated with Iqbal Mirchi have donated crore of rupees to BJP. PM Modi and Amit Shah must answer on these treasonous acts.”

BJP received donation from company being probed for ‘terror funding’ by ED  VIEW HERE ⤡ (As reported on Nov 22, 2019 ©The National Herald)

“Links to Iqbal Mirchi, terror funding companies & a litany of organisation being investigated by the Enforcement Directorate, the BJP’s Electoral Bond Scandal may have crossed over from Corruption to Treason.”

Hypocrisy much? Report says BJP received huge funding from terror-accused company! VIEW HERE ⤡ (As reported on Nov 22, 2019 © The Free Press)

Dawood Ibrahim associate financed election of Indian PM Modi: report VIEW HERE ⤡ (As reported on Nov 22, 2019 © Geo News)

Opposition accuses BJP of receiving money from firm under probe for ‘terror funding’ VIEW HERE ⤡ (As reported on Nov 22, 2019 ©Business Today)

Apart from this “terror funding”, we are citing some more examples of plutocratic crony and monopoly capitalism in contemporary India.

BJP’S ASSETS

Some transparency activists are observing one-to-one correspondence between the BJP’s astronomically increased assets and abrupt bankruptcies: 

·  BJP’s Declared Assets Increased By 627% in 10 Years: ADR Report VIEW HERE  (as reported on October 17 2017 © Bloomberg Quint)

·        BJP highest earner in FY19 at Rs 2,410 crore; TMC’s income spikes 3,628%  VIEW HERE (as reported on January 16, 2020 ©Business Today)

·        BJP’s assets increased by 22% in 2017-18, Congress’ down by 15%: ADR VIEW HERE  (as reported on 01 Aug 2019 © Economic Times)

·        Amit Shah’s Son Delayed Filings, His Total Income Rose By 15000% From 2014-19: Report   VIEW HERE (As reported on 5 Nov 2019 ©The Logical Indian)

·        Amit Shah’s son’s 6 crore company got credit facility worth 97 crore, says Congress VIEW HERE  (As reported on 11 Aug 2018, ©National Herald)

ELECTORAL BOND SCAM: TRANSPARENTLY OPAQUE!

Ø Explained: Why is the electoral bond scheme being opposed by transparency activists? VIEW HERE  (As reported on March 30, 2021 ©The Indian Express)

Ø Decoding India’s electoral bonds scheme VIEW HERE  (As reported on Nov 30, 2019 ©Observer Research Foundation)

Ø Electoral bonds and The Foreign Contribution Regulation (FCRA) amendments pave the way for unaccounted political funding. VIEW HERE  (As reported on Mar 31, 2018 ©The Economic Times)

Ø  At Rs 1,450 cr, BJP got 61% funding via Electoral Bonds before LS polls VIEW HERE (As reported on Jan 10, 2020 © The Economic Times)

Ø Who made SBI accept expired electoral bonds sold in illegal window? Answer is, Modi government VIEW HERE  (As reported on Nov 22, 2019 ©Real Report)

Ø  SBI Lied In RTI Replies On Electoral Bonds VIEW HERE  (As reported on 28/01/2020 ©Huffpost)

Ø The Political Fix: How BJP’s ‘transparent’ electoral bonds threaten to reshape Indian democracy VIEW HERE  (As reported on Nov 25, 2019 ©The Scroll.in )

Ø Electoral Bonds: ‘No Public Interest’ in Revealing Details of Political Donors, Says Top RTI Body VIEW HERE  (As reported on 23 Dec, 2020 ©The Wire)

Ø Supreme Court refuses to stay sale of electoral bonds ahead of Assembly polls. VIEW HERE  (As reported on March 27, 2021©The Hindu)

ØPolitical parties yet to comply with RTI Act VIEW HERE  (As reported on March 21, 2019 © The Hindu)

Ø Electoral Bonds and Right to Information VIEW HERE  (As reported on 24 Dec, 2020 ©Drishti)

PM Cares Fund Scam:

Lack of transparency over Modi’s Covid-19 relief fund hurts Indian democracy VIEW HERE ⤡ (As reported on 19 January, 2021, ©The Wire)

Modi-Shah Assets Scam:

•     503 Lok Sabha MPs including Amit Shah failed to furnish property details: RTI reply  VIEW HERE  (As reported on 23rd January 2020 ©The Indian Express)

•      PM Narendra Modi’s assets rise 52% in 5 years; affidavit says 0 criminal case, liabilities VIEW HERE  (As reported on April 26, 2019 ©India Today)

•      Modi’s 2019 Election Affidavit Raises Fresh Questions About His Land Assets VIEW HERE  (As reported on 30th April, 2019 © The Wire)

•      Did Narendra Modi omit details of his land assets in his election affidavits? VIEW HERE  (As reported on 15th April 2019 ©The Caravan)

Though Banks Technically Write Off Over Rs 68,000 Cr Loans, Choksi Among 50 Top Wilful Defaulters: RTI  VIEW HERE, we the victims of the DHFL SCAM⤡, are spending sleepless night with nightmares. 

Within this claustrophobic situation, we madly need our hard-earned money, that is stuck due to the Consequences Of Crony And Monopoly Capitalism In India⤡.  Just as Joseph Stalin and his people fought against the imperialist as well as fascist aggression of Hitler’s Nazi Germany during the Second World War, we, the DHFL FD Holders, strongly believe that you can overthrow the Hitlerian regime of contemporary India, where bankruptcies are abrupt and inevitable because of rapid disinvestment and FDI, in defense of a pluralist, secular, inclusive and self-respectful (swabhimani) India.

We wish you and your family a healthy and prosperous future in the days to come.

N.B: We have written some sarcastic and mock letters to the President of India in the guise of a Hindutvavadi (in order to avoid inevitable punishment or suppression of free-speech in the context of the present-day autocratic and unjust Indian society) by questioning the self-contradictory elements of the much-proclaimed homogenized, pasteurized and standardized Hindutvavada. They have not been able to answer our pertinent questions till date. 

Yours Sincerely,

Dr. Debaprasad Bandyopadhyay

Mrs. Rupa Bandyopadhyay

Mr. Akhar Bandyopadhyay

ON BEHALF OF ALL ANGUISHED, AILING DHFL FD HOLDERS  [USUAL DISCLAIMERS APPLY]

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