Opinion: D. C. Nath (President, Patriot’s Forum) – Learn From The Dutch

DC Nath SmallPresident of Patriots Forum, D.C. Nath was superannuated in January, 1995, as the Special Director, Intelligence Bureau, D.C. Nath (IPS-1960) was associated with the International Institute of Security and Safety Management (IISSM), headquartered in New Delhi, for over 14 years, first as the Executive President & CEO and then as the President & Director General, between February, 1997 and March, 2011. The author of a highly acclaimed book, Intelligence Imperatives for India, Mr. Nath earned high plaudits from all around for two of his very significant presentations on: “Revisiting the Future of India” (2005, London) and “Lessons from India for the War On Terrorism” (2007, USA). He is the only one in the field, combining the experiences of a police officer with specialization in intelligence and strategic analysis and an industrial security expert par excellence. More Bio on D. C. Nath…

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July 8, 2015

Dear Friends,


Subject: Learn From The Dutch


A refreshing break, so to say and an opportunity to learn from someone, not big or large.

The last few days, we have virtually “bombarded” you with mails and mails on the State trying to curry favour of the minority Muslim community for sheer and unabashed political exploitation. Our last mail on the Telengana saga and the past three other mails, indicated how the politicians, we call the State, are in the process of vying with each other or bending over back to cultivate the minority Muslim community for narrow selfish purposes.

They would receive a shock treatment when the State would come to know that the Dutch government have since decided to do away with their policy of multi-culturism in favour of boosting the Dutch culture of their own.

The immigrants (the Muslims) in the Netherlands will now have to know how to play Dutch.

Of course, there is a major qualitative difference in the situation obtaining in the Netherlands and in India. In the Netherlands, they are talking about the immigrants. The Muslims in India are by and large Hindu-converts and not immigrants. Even then, the message is loud and clear: “Do as the Romans do when in Rome” or do some thing for the country.

Before we proceed further, let us take note of the essential points in the proposed reforms in the Netherlands. There is hardly any need for extra comments to the contents in the mail (attached) that we have read and re-read several times. Things are straight and simple:


· The Dutch government it will abandon the long-standing model of multiculturalism that has encouraged Muslim immigrants ( who comprise 6 percent of the total population) to create a parallel society within the Netherlands … A new integration bill, which Dutch Interior Minister Piet Hein Donner presented to parliament, on June 16, 2015 reads:

· In the new integration system, the values of the Dutch society, play a central role. With this change, the government steps away from the model of a multicultural society. The letter continues: “A more obligatory integration is justified because the government also demands that from its own citizens.”


The proposed Bill says. “It is necessary because otherwise the society gradually grows apart and eventually no one feels at home anymore in the Netherlands. The new integration policy will place more demands on immigrants. The immigrants will now be required to learn the Dutch language, and the government will take a tougher approach to immigrants who ignore Dutch values or disobey Dutch law.”


Then, comes a special note for the readers:


Muslim immigrants leave their countries of birth because of civil and political unrest . . . “CREATED BY THE VERY NATURE OF THEIR CULTURE. Countries like Holland , Canada , USA , UK , Australia, and New Zealand have an established way of life that actually works, so why embrace the unworkable? If Muslims do not wish to accept another culture, the answer is simple; “STAY WHERE YOU ARE!!!”


Friends, what do we make of the situation placed before you? Although with vast differences, we have some positive lessons to learn from the Dutch. The proposed Bill is called “a new integration Bill” They have apparently learnt the lesson of history. And, looking around, they have decided to undertake course correction and reschedule their march forward. All that is because they love their country and want to preserve their own civilisational values. That is indeed natural if one has the interest of the country at heart.

On the contrary, most of the political leaders in India, especially those wielding power, we call the State, have only sectarian interests and not the interest of the nation at heart. Doing what they are doing now, can any one justify why instead of integrating the various communities in the country, the State is hell bent to bestow special favours to a small section of people when they neither need it nor do they deserve that.

We have enough facts to throw up an open challenge to debate on this.

Well, the misuse of power and money by the State and that too unconstitutionally, is not only not intended whatsoever towards integrating the nation, as in the case of the proposed Dutch Bill, but in effect a step towards or is an open invitation for further dividing and sub-dividing the nation, to say the least. That is, further disaster awaits us all. We suspect fissiparous tendencies, lying low here and there, will such appear and make their presence felt soon. Enough foreign, both ideological and material, inspiration, is lurking around. You make one mistake, you are down the precipice.

We do sincerely hope you are with us in what we have brought before you.



Your sevak,

D.C. Nath

(Former Spl. Director, IB)

(President, Patriots’ Forum)

Source: Patriot Forum

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