On Saturday, India’s president Pranab Mukherjee arrived in Amman on first leg of his 6-day trip to Jordan, Israel and the West Bank. Since Jordan established diplomatic relation with India in 1950, Mukherjee became the second Hindu head of state to visit the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in 30 years. Rajiv Gandhi was the first Indian president to visit the kingdom.
The current King Abdullah II and Queen Rania (here) visited India in 2012.
In order not to jeopardize India’s brotherly relation with the Zionist entity – Mukherjee will not ask Netanyahu to let him visit Gaza Strip, controlled by the antisemite Hamas terrorists.
Mukherjee is in Amman to inaugurate a $860 million Indo-Jordanian fertilizer plant for making raw materials, and the re-naming of a portion of Amman’s historic Saadzaghloul Street after the Father of India, Mahatma Gandhi (here and here). The Saadzaghloul street is named after the founder of Egypt’s secular Wafd Party and prime minister of Egypt for 11 months, Saad Zaghloul Pasha.
During the ceremony, Mayor of Amman Aqel Biltaji (born in Gaza in 1941 explained to Mukherjee the significance of this dedication to Jordan-India friendship, by saying: “This street in particular was chosen because it meets with a royal family member, the brother of His Majesty the King, and it goes straight to meet with a leader of a peaceful revolution as well, Saad Zaghloul, who was also active during the period when Mahatma Gandhi was active.”
In response, Mukherjee said: “The renaming the street, as you correctly pointed out, connects the history of freedom struggle of people under subjugation and also reflects the advancement of human civilization in a city which is the cradle of civilization.”
I hate to be a ‘party pooper’ but it seems both idiots never bothered to read history of the so-called “freedom struggle” in India and Jordan from some objective source. In both cases, the struggle didn’t achieve freedom for a common man, but just changed the colonial powers. In India, nearly 1.5 million Muslims and Hindus were massacred to replace British colonialism with Hindutva colonialism. In Middle East, the founder of Hashemite Kingdom, Prince Abdullah I and his brother Prince Faisal, King of Iraq, collaborated with Christian British empire to destroy Muslim Ottoman empire in the Middle East. As result, the Turk colonialists were replaced by British, French and Israeli Jew colonialists.
Gandhi is also loved by Israeli Jews, but for different reasons. A statue of Gandhi adorns a Hindu meditation room in a park in the occupied East Jerusalem.
Amman has a street and a main crossing named after the Father of Pakistan, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. The former Crown Princess of Jordan, Sarvath al-Hassan (born 1947) is daughter of Muhammad Ikramullah, Pakistan’s ambassador to Canada, and Shaista Suhrawardy, Pakistan’s ambassador to Morocco.