Monday, February 9, 2009

Murky Indian Politics

A Recent apology from a politician Mr.K of U.P has triggered me to write this post.I am not against any apologies and confessions.It is the right of every human being to cleanse himself from his sins, amend his ways and adopt more human way of living.. If he had sincerely apologised for demolition of Babri Masjid, We r ready to pardon him aiding in his moral cleansing...bcos now i feel that the demolition of babri masjid has caused more damage to Hindus than favouring them, giving rise to more terror incidents and fanning mutual hatred.
Coming to the point,the timing of the apology has sent me into a tizzy state,he has chosen to apologise ,when general elections are just 2 months away,why didn't he apologise 2 years back or immediately after previous loksabha elections..If he would have apologised then, what is the use of that apology?He couldn't have reaped rich dividends..So he has chosen this time.
Not only this particularMr.K , A to Z of Indian political clan is trying to woo Indian voters on various issues..wait!..Not about development issues...these politicians try to woo the voters by playing caste cards, by nurturing regional fanaticism and deepening the rift among various religions.They take Indian voters for granted, take advantage of emotionally highly combustible Indians who can be easily incited by fiery fanatic speeches and pamphlets..,Educated Indian mass don't even go for voting and elect an able representative..and the remaining population don't vote for candidate's character, his previous achievements...They decide their vote on seeing the caste,subsect,gotra etc of the candidate ...
In this case they have tried to woo the already disgruntled muslim population of India,Do these politicians think that muslims are vote vending machines?..Have these politicians ever tried to visit poor muslim mohallas ,where basic amenities are not provided?Why don't they take a development plank before them..They will not...They will never allow Hindus and muslims to bury the hatchet over babri masjid demolition..They will dig for the skeletons forever and see to that there is no unity.These r the super secular(!!!) politicians of India ..
In India any Tom,Dick and Harry uses the word secularism,,without knowing the meaning..
The word 'Secularism' was first used in Britain to assert that the administration of state is free from any religious rules and insulated from the influences of religious beliefs and state will not give any privilege or subsidies to any religion ,in short,Separation of state and church in Britain.
In India the meaning is entirely twisted and used for minority appeasement.
I know that Indians are not proactive,We have stopped reacting also,but still worse,we have become numb to all these statements,apologies.. may be we r used to the century old techniques of britisher's divide and rule policy and we still love to be the slaves of the situation...God! Save the Nation!Ok !cu in next post ...

10 comments:

Raja said...

Very true...accurate reflection of Indian politics in its current state. Unfortunately, this kind of populist politics exists in other countries as well, but India is the only one where it involves caste and religion..i don't see a day in India's future when this would have changed..
You should start sending these articles to newspapers ..would make a good publication..but you should also protect yourself from the goondas!!

Padma said...

That's true! i have to protect myself from goondas;) if i publish them in newspapers...Most pathetic condition is we r not able to voice our problems in our own residential complex bcos of presence of some goondas( I am not joking)..btw why no mails from u

Prasanna's Pen Speaks ... said...

I accept ur views....none of the politicians really concentrate on secularism....its just that Hindu politicians (specially during election times)participate in Ramzan feast and eating Haleem....none of them really goes to slum areas...I can see it in many places of Hyderabad.secularism shd come from the soul...not frm the mouth which stands in front of electon stage....

Padma said...

Prasanna ! Thank u for ur comments!as u said ,politicians do anything to garner votes!
can't help it

Kanna said...

Its sad to be a muslim in this country....
Padma, you where there in the thick of the godhra riots ,right? What really happened there? Would love to hear your side of the story.
- Kothai

Padma said...

kothai!again hiding behind kanna's id;)a true indian wife?
True stories from godhra train incidents were not published in newspapers and media didn't cover up.in this incident,muslims were to be blamed for godhra carnage...and ..hindus were to be blamed in ahmedabad riots..instead of punishing the real culprits of godhra,innocent muslims were killed in other parts of gujatat which was sad..reasons were that when bodies started arriving ahmedabad people got agitated and many types of news(which can't be published )were doing rounds ,this incited the hindus,but this cannot justify the killings ,it was one of the tense phase in my life.

rajendra said...

I am sure all of us have muslim friends whom we trust, depend on...Its the self centered politicians who sometimes successfully corrupt even the educated lot leave alone the masses who are completely emotionally driven. Vote without a rationale... We have a long way to go. A few generations more, I guess...

Nikita said...

I think it's very true. I haven't been following the Indian news channels lately, but again, similar is the situation with world politics. The wars today I believe are the result of selfish inflictions created by a handful political leaders, and the entire world is paying the price for it, when those chaps are relaxing in their military-guarded mansions.

Nikita said...

I just read Rajendra dada's comment. I completely agree. I have been not just helped but literally save by some Pakistani strangers. I like to believe that all humans are good by birth. No religion decides how a person grows up to be, and nor does any religion teaches you to kill. It is the situation that creates demons, and these demons further influence the vulnerable people under the pretext of religion. But I feel sorry that because of the deeds of a few extremists, the entire community, the entire nation gets defamed, and innocent people pay the price!

Padma said...

yes! what u have written is absolutely true..bcos of few extremists we tend to malign the entire community(applies to all communities)this mindset should go!