Wednesday, August 28, 2013
India And The Fallacy Called Secularism
Genetic compositions define themselves in a human the day he/she is conceived. That could also include any disorder. The same can be said for a nation as well. The genetic framework, which in case of a nation is its core values and constituents are incorporated at a stage when the idea of a nation is conceived. Seldom would you find in a nation where the forefathers thought of incrementally inculcating core ethos over a period. That never succeeds on its own. Even if forced, the ethos never get emboldened into the gene of the nation at a later stage. It may look as if the notion has gone deep within the bloodstream of the nation but in reality it remains a chaos waiting for its right time to burst open and create complete mess of a situation. That’s India for you.
There are lot many things that we are trying to force into our national bloodstream over last six decades but we are far from being successful. When I say ‘WE’, I mean our utterly contemptuous political class which has this bad habit of trading the nation and its interest against filthy personal and political gain; that too quite regularly at that. One of such wretched hormone that our politicians are trying their best to inject into our core ethos is ‘SECULARISM’. Be noted here that, we as a nation were never designed as a secular country by our founding fathers. It is only the political rich dividend that brought about the advent of this dreaded term into our constitution at a very late stage; as early as 1976. Even if you may not have forgotten, let me remind the era of absolute disregard for anything that defines a nation by a mother-son going with the name Indira Gandhi and Sanjay Gandhi.
And who let this opening left to be manipulated and sabotaged by the scoundrels to follow? You guessed it right. None other than the father of all modern day national problems – Jawaharlal Nehru. Post the partition (could have been a blessing in disguise) Nehru announced, India is not a Hindu nation but never clarified what India is. That’s what precisely happens when you let a clueless person to rule after a hard earned freedom. As clueless Nehru himself was, he left the nation equally clueless to define itself. Even this becomes more unbelievable when one sees the bloodshed that went into the 4 month long India-Pakistan partition. Jinnah, with an eye on power (I don’t believe he ever cared for the Muslims) demanded what he found legitimate at that time. Mahatma was left with no option when the entire Muslim league rallied behind Jinnah’s demand for a separate country for the Muslims. Nehru anyway was never interested in leaving his greediness for power. By religious lines, India and Pakistan were created way back in 1947, with an idea to have separate countries for the Muslims and the Hindus. People (both Muslims & Hindus) were given an option to migrate to the country of their choice within a specific time window. Pakistan went ahead and declared it an Islamic nation while jokers at our end kept on pretending and playing their dirty games and done nothing to define what we are. They could have declared us a secular nation if they wanted but they never did knowing very well the public sentiments after what happened to thousands of Hindus when they were migrating. Charlatan entities like Nehru and Gandhi tried to remain in the good books of the world community and the Nobel peace prize committee while in return the nation paid a huge price and continue to pay till now.
From 1947 till 1976, we as a nation remained an orphan, as far as defining our religious orientation goes. Not to mention, during the said period, we had seven mega scale riots that we witnessed with an estimated 2200 people lost their lives. Now the question arises, why on earth, after remaining oblivious for 29 years we had this 42nd amendment introduced into our constitution; that too in the middle of a controversial emergency period? Few know the truth but refrain from elaborating and there are the clowns from Congress who would call the forty second amendment as a long standing vision of Nehru, materialized by his daughter. But they won’t answer why Nehru himself didn’t do the honors in 1947 itself if it was his so called ‘long standing vision’. Because the answer to it is – political gimmick and morons from Congress seldom admit the gimmickry attributes of their Mai-Baaps.
Like her father, Indira Gandhi was a cunning and self-serving individual. Hell, people think her to be a great priminister. Never mind, back to the topic. After her sabotage of the poll procedures and subsequent display of complete disregard for the law of the land, she was anything but at the bottom of the popularity index. This also reflected in the post-emergency polls which saw Congress party saved themselves by the skin of their teeth from getting eliminated from the Indian political scene. She perhaps had foreseen her debacle a good year back. To revive the situation she had very few options at her disposal. One of them was of course to reignite her 1971 ‘Garibi Hatao’ gimmick and another one is to divide the nation on religious lines. Both of these options, ‘fool the nation’ and ‘divide and rule’ comes very naturally to each Congress man and Indira proved herself no different in that art. While her retard son was busy usurping every penny of the national treasury she decided to amend the constitution so that she can capture a vast Muslim vote bank. This piece of personal profanity brought about the culmination of the dreaded word ‘SECULAR’ to our political context and to say the least, it still remains the most abused word in our political forum till date. Little to say, post Indira of 1976, the paramount for each subsequent Congress government remained at appeasing the Muslims and drawing avenues to further strengthen on their minority vote bank.
But she was far from observing the lines of secularism herself. Because a true implementation of secularism refrains morons from appeasement politics which she could have least shredded away with. The famous ‘Blue Star’ operation speaks to a great length on how secular Mrs. Gandhi was. I doubt if she would have dared to take the same step had it been a Mosque, not a Gurdwara or the terrorists holding up inside were not Khalistani but of the Jehadi nature. Though the Congress clowns would swear by their master and defend the decision of Indira as a neutral affair, my guess on how truthful such explanations are is as good as yours.
Her son took the dirty definition of secularism to an ornamental new level. Sahabanoo, a 62 year old with five kids happened to be the nemesis of the phenomenon called secularism. This time, Rajiv Gandhi even decided to defy the rulings of our apex court. Rather being helpful to the plight of this woman, fear of losing a conservative Muslim vote bank took over his mature sense of judgment, if he ever had any. A community where women are considered nothing beyond an object for abject discrimination, our apex court’s ruling would have ensured equality to the female race. That’s where the Mullahs were fuming and that’s where Rajiv Gandhi decided to bake his political cake; in the process throwing the secularism out of the window. Uniform civil code was set aside promptly by another amendment and that is when the definition of secularism took a whole new meaning in India for ever.
In the present context, secularism has further graduated itself to an unbelievable level of insanity. It has now become a platform for spewing venom and hatred for Hindu community. Which once meant appeasement and safeguarding one’s vote bank (far from true definition though) in the vile of it, now it means Hindu bashing. Name calling of all Hindu Gods and Goddesses by filthiest of adjectives has become the backbone in proving oneself a secular. One can’t term the act of the apprehended terrorists as ‘Islamic Terrorism’ but explaining a gathering for Ganpati Puja as ‘Saffron Terrorism’ is fine per our homegrown flavor of secularism. In our books of secularism, dreaded terrorists like Osama Bin Laden and Hafeez Saeed are to be addressed with a polite ‘JI’ tucked behind their names but the Aadi Guru Shankaracharya of Hindus can be addressed as a fraud quite openly. Spectacles of such wretched display of secularism are coming from Congress and many other political parties on daily basis. If one wishes to note each of such spectacles he may run out of words, papers and ink as well. Such is the veracity of the art of bashing Hindus vis-à-vis secularism has turned in to.