Tuesday, November 24, 2015
React positively The ruling BJP leaders and Ministers must make positive reaction to the statement made by any of the celebrity, writer, artist and scientist on the growing intolerance in the country. It is true that intolerance has grown fast since Narendra Modi-led NDA came to power. After Bollywood super star Shahrukh Khan, another super star Aamir Khan has also stated about the apprehension developing in the mind of his wife to the extent of leaving the country because of growing intolerance. He says that he also cannot deny it. It should be taken seriously instead of treating it as his individual outpouring against the government. Near about 70 writers, artists and scientists have returned their awards to government in protest against the growing intolerance in the country. The ruling establishment should have thought that the incident of Dadri lynching, burning of two Dalit children alive, blackening the faces of writer and MLA in Mumbai and Delhi respectively clearly reflect the growing intolerance. All these reflect that the tendency is growing among a section of the people closely linked to ruling party in society to muzzle the voice of dissent. They want to physically remove all those who oppose them. They speak against their opponents in filthy languages. In the prevailing situation if Aamir Khan's wife expressed fear for her son about which he stated at a function, what is wrong in it? Aamir's wife has expressed the ground reality. The ruling BJP should have acted to assuage the hurt feeling of a section of society instead of charging them of raising voice about intolerance at the instigation of the opposition party. India is a democratic secular republic where the people have got freedom of expression. What to eat and what not to eat or how to dress is a personal affair of the people. Govt. has no business to interfere with the personal affair of the people. Indian Constitution has given right to expression to the people and there can not be any discrimination against any Indian on the basis of religion, colour, caste, creed and community. It does not behove of a governor of a state to say that India is only for Hindus. The post of Governor is a very high constitutional post. Modi government should have immediately taken serious note of anti-constitutional statement like this made by none other than the governor of a state . The statement like this creates fear in the minds of the people of other religions in the country. Rastriya Swayangsevak Sangh (RSS), the doting parent of the ruling BJP, has also raised the issue of constructing Ram Mandir at the disputed site in Ayodhya , which it describes as the best true tribute to the late International President of Vishwa Hindu Parishad Ashok Singhal. BJP is the political arm of the RSS. Converting secular democratic India into a Hindu Rashtra is its main conception. Raking up the issue of constructing Ram Temple by none other than RSS boss Mohan Bhagwat on the occasion of paying tribute to Late VHP boss naturally creates fear in the minds of minority. Instead of addressing the issue of intolerance, Modi govt. sees the clamour over it as a conspiracy against it.