Secularism: The Biggest threat to India.
Admittedly my opening statement will shock most of you. I know what you might think, my being the most politically Incorrect in this fashionable age of being “politically correct”. Nevertheeless I stick to my guns and even at the risk of being labeled, as “communal” honestly want to open debate on the subject.
Let me put the record straight, I am not writing any thing, which has been debated so many times, and by so many people that after cricket this is the one another topic every body is equally an expert as any one else. There is a virtual “secular” industry thriving on this subject. And many of them are now “emenient”journalists, politicians of all hues and colors, intellengestia, groups etc. And I am not part of any of them.
For me, to begin with, the very word “secular” is an alien word. It is a word or “ism” invented by few very intelligent people. This word is used very selectively and this “ism” is an infinitely elastic. As I see it this has divided the society in to two. Secular and Communal. You or me are either one or the other. There are no middle grounds. And most interestingly it is the “secularists” who posses the knowledge and wisdom to decide .If they admit you in your elite club then you are “secular” and if you question them, howsoever rational your are, are labeled “communal”.
Once again with out going in to the often-repeated words like minioritism, appeasement, terrorism, history writings etc. I ask after all what have we achieved being “secular”?
-Partition of India? May Be. Our great leaders then decided to assimilate the other group in to the main stream and they (Muslim League) wanted concessions then more then more, and being secular we met the demands one by one in our zeal to be “secular” and ultimately they wanted a separate state and we obliged after paying a very heavy price.
-Division of the society? Definitely Yes. Rather than uniting the society it has divided the society more. The glasses we wear, Secular or Communal, are viewing every thing and any thing. Irrespective of the issue the focus almost always shifts to it being “secular” or “communal”. Even the issues like Nationalism and terrorism are weighed on the scale of “secularism” and “communalism”.
-Betrayal of democracy? Yes. We are proud of being a Democracy. If democracy mean only, conducting regular elections and transfer of power with out blood shed. Then we are. But if it means involvement of people and raising their issues then, are we? What we have in the name of democracy is a shrewd combination and permutation of electoral mathematics. And the root of “secularism” lies in this electoral mathematics.
We hail the “secularism” when we see our Noble Ministers in the company of an Osama look-alike during election campaigns. We hail “secularism” by refusing to accept most (almost?) Islamic terrorists are carrying out terror acts. Our “secularism” restricts us to celebrate and pay respect to our national Heros, symbols, culture etc.
It was “secularism” which gave us the govt, we rightly deserve. United Progressive Alliance (UPA). Only adhesive which keeps them together is “secularism”. Have a look please…
Mr. Prime Minister
@Mercy of the QUEEN
C/o. Reverential Karat ji, Yechuri Ji, DassGupta Ji, BasuDev Ji, Paswan Ji, Soren Ji, Ramdoos Ji, Asali Pm Ji, Nakali Pm Ji, Super Pm Ji, Could have been Pm @ 25 Shri Rahul Ji, Priyanka Ji, Robert Ji, Arjun Ji, Should Have been PM Ji (Pranab Mukherjee Ji) and lest I forget, SADHU Ji And his JIJA JI. (Unqualified apologies for any name inadvertently left out).
We thank all of you Oh! all noble ladies and Gentlemen from delivering us from the clutches of “communal” forces. All other issues like safety and security, poverty, National pride, economic growth, infrastructure etc.are sacrificed at the altar of “secularism”. Thanks Again?
This is precisely where we are after practicing “secularism”.
Now if I feel that this “secularism” is the biggest threat to our country it is for the same reasons stated above.
But the debate has started and I expect you to enlighten me more on the subject. All and any views are most welcome.