Tuesday, November 19, 2013

SECULARISM???


Justice Hussain Attar of J&K HC said in a landmark judgment “India is not a Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Buddhist or Christian India. It is India which is born from the bosom of unrelenting struggle of millions of people”.

The most (mis) used word in Indian politics is SECULARISM. It is the Government which are secular and not the people, not the country.

Constitution of India adopted on 2nd Nov 1949, states India as a “Sovereign, Democratic Republic”

In November of 1948, while discussing draft constitution, Dr Ambedkar rejected an amendment to define India as “Secular, Federal and Socialist”.

The word “SECULAR” was added to the preamble in November of 1976.For those who may not remember, India was under emergency rule in 1976.In an extended session of Lok Sabha, the word SECULAR was added through 42nd amendment during dark days of emergency while all fundamental rights were suspended.

That was the beginning of the day India watched helplessly beginning of the criminal misuse of word SECULARISM.

90% of the Indians are secular. It is the 10% population comprising of politicians who are actually communal and are responsible for taking India on communal path. Every time one hears the word Secularism from these 10%, rest assured some communal pot has been kept on boil somewhere to create communal tension for some petty vote bank politics. They wait for an opportunity to divide society on religion. However, factually, there exists tensions between Hindus and Muslims, but, it’s important to know the cause which undoubtedly is 10% politicians. Vote is the net result after divide, divide and then sub divide.Some of their decisions,actions speak for themselves.

 Unfortunately, being anti majority is been projected as SECULARISM. Least one should do is to read actual meaning of SECULARISM in Oxford Dictionary.

Shamefully, they have reduced the discussion between COMMUNAL and SECULAR to a skull cap.

Karanataka congress President suggests that minority should take loans and not return.

Shahjahanpur administration has been instructed to change School timings for Fridays so that Muslim students can attend Jumma Namaz .

Kerala Govt has stopped mid day meals even to Hindus during the holy month of Ramazan.

Marriage laws have been amended, but, not for Muslims.

Land requisition has been redefined, but, Waqf property and Church land is excluded.

Right to education has been well worded so as to exclude minority institutions.

Efforts are on within the govt to start Islamic banking. It is being seen as a tool for religious conversions via bank loans

Efforts are on within the govt to move towards Sharia laws.

Shah Bano Case is still not forgotten. Court orders were dumped just to get SECULAR credentials.

An elected Chief Minister stated in an interview that he is a Hindu nationalist...Hell broke out.

There are those who are proud of being Christians, Muslims, Sikhs. But, being a proud Hindu is being Communal.

Why must it take years to arrest Shahi Imam of Jamma Masjid despite court orders to arrest him?

Constitution doesn’t allow reservations on religious basis, but in practice, do we follow that?

Minister for Minorities has suggested setting up commission for cases where Muslims have been sentenced.

Man on the street, colleague at work place, next door neighbour, movie goer, casual employer want to lead their lives without worrying about religion. They want to move on in  life hand in hand with all communities for nation building.

It is time Government allowed Amar Akbar Anthony to live in peace.


Let us CHANGE INDIA for INDIA OF TOMORROW
















35 comments:

Alka Gurha said...

Secularism is the most abused word indeed. It has lost it's true meaning owing to vote bank politics.

anilkurup said...

I cannot disagree with you a w bit. Like the State moored on theocracy this Indian charade about secular structure is hypocrisy.
But will an alternate to the Congress be truly secular? My gut feel is we will have the obverse of this charade the right-wing extremism based on concocted ideology camouflaged as Hindutva.

Sandhya said...

I didn't know about many points you wrote here. We, Hindus have become minorities here but we won't get any preference anywhere in the near future, in our own country, No hopes at all, for us!

Usha Menon said...

Secularism is a word coined by politicians and also flaunted by them.

SG said...

Just like USA, there should be one country and one law. Mormon religion allows polygamy. But it is a no-no in the eyes of US Law. (Presidential candidate Mitt Romney is a Mormon.)

Vanichandra Vanichandra said...

Well articulated. Hindu Temples are under Government control where deep rooted corruption is the order of the day. No churches, Masjids are under their control. In AP, Hyderabad unrestricted power supply is assured during the Holy Month even in deep summer. For Shivaratri it is never assured. Never Muslims ask for the special treatment. It is imposed on them to lure the gullible. This is our nation.

Happy Kitten said...

The word secularism has been abused the most in India and solely because of the power mongering politicians. Not sure who can right this wrong.

Sushma said...

Just perfectly expressed Sir. The briefing on sickularism in India. Hope Modi comes in power on show India what secularism is.

VOXINDICA VOXINDICA said...

It is a concise summing up of the skewed concept of 'Indian secularism'. Won't change unless the Hindus take their power to bring change more seriously. They have the power in their hands but too divided or too lazy to use it.

Vijay Tiwari said...

True, Secularism concept is indeed misused in Indian perspective. It is understood differently in the western world that is why Sadanand Dhume of wall street journal also quoted Indian Secularism as a Fraud or a Failure. Its high time, the people of India should take note of it and act as early as possible to arrest this rapid Anti-Hindu & Islamophobia in the name of Secularism.

Vijay Tiwari said...

Thank you. Satyamev Jayate. Jai Hind
Vande Mataram.

manjujoglekar said...

Hard-hitting post, Chowlaji. Apt summing up of the situation -created by politicians- in India today!

indu chhibber said...

From where do you collate all these important,eye-opening facts?Hats off to you.These politicians only care about their votes not about the country at large.Secularism is used like a joker of the pack-where all else fails this is introduced.

Shilpa Garg said...

This post was an eye-opener!

jaish_vats said...

Leave alone secularism, the word minority is really misused in the political arena. It's like if ones a minority they deserve to be given additional facilities and demands rise everywhere about someone being a minority . Nice post

R. Ramesh said...

great post sir..hope people differentiate between spiritualism and religious fanaticism..god is gr8 but most followers r not...hmm..hope good sense prevails..
meanwhile, .sorry I could not be in touch for sometime..am gearing up for am important, happy family event in feb..dear blog friends like you are always in my mind..thanks for all the encouragement sir:)

BK Chowla, said...

AlKa Gurha,
It has lost its meaning because it has been so widely misused that one doesn't swear by it anymore

BK Chowla, said...

anilkurup,
I don't know if alternative to congress will do any better.but!for nation's survival,for our next generation,change is a must

BK Chowla, said...

Sandhya,
You will be surprised,Hindus are already minorities in seven states in India.

BK Chowla, said...

Usha Menon,
It has happened as we allowed it to happen.

BK Chowla, said...

SG,
Yes,it should be.
But,this country's problem begins with appeasment agenda polity has ,resulting into different laws for different communities

BK Chowla, said...

Vanichandra Vanichandra,
You are right.
Lets look within...All this has been happening right in front of us.We never raised our voice,we never reacted.Whereas,when need arises,other communities get together and Mae their point known to their benefit.

BK Chowla, said...

Happy Kitten,Only we can fight it,only we have to fight it.
No one will do it for us

BK Chowla, said...

Sushma,
I don't know who would take us towards the shore

BK Chowla, said...

VOXINDICA VIOXINDICA,
Absolutely.
Even I feel,unless,we Hindus get up,no change will take place

BK Chowla, said...

Vijay Tiwari,
True,we ,Hindus normally allow ourselves to be taken for granted.We are too tolerant.

BK Chowla, said...

manjujoglekar
Thank you,Manju

BK Chowla, said...

Indu chibber,
Good you liked it.
My worry is the Islamisation of Indian foreign policy.Unless,man on the street demands actual secularism,national interests will be at stake

BK Chowla, said...

Shilpa Garg,
Thank you.
Lets see,when people in India open their eyes wide open to see the damage being done

BK Chowla, said...

jaish_vats,
I have always maintained that word MINORITY is a credit card congress has over spent.instead of them,it is us who are paying the damages

BK Chowla, said...

R.Ramesh,
It is in their own interest and national interest to realise the prevailing truth.

Insignia said...

Thats the most raped word indeed! To survive; all sort s of way out is used. Religious and language fanaticism is too huge a market to let go! Our politicians reap so much benefits out of it.

A law agnostic of language, culture, religion, caste must exist. For that to happen in India; we need alien invasion

Purba said...

It's called vote bank politics. Playing one faction against the other to keep the fires burning. Too bad we fall for it.

Rama Ananth said...

people in general are least bothered about religion, it is a known fact, the only the government is bothered about such things for their own selfish motives.
The more dhandga fasaad the more happy the government would be, it doesn't matter who is in power, for both the congress and the BJP are the same. Even when good people/ party like the AAP wants to come and clean up the system, they are faced with a whole lot of problem. Sometimes when such people get into politics, they soon have to follow the same dirty rules to survive in this cess pool. It is really sad, and this is not the case with India only but even in developed countries, the situation is the same , only it doesn't really affect the common man like it does in India.

Rachna said...

In our country, people are truly secular. It is just politicians who make a big hullabaloo around it.