Let us make the space we share better and bring the change we desire. Author is Indian Muslim, a Public Figure, Social Activist, Blogger and Media Personality. On mission to build a givers world rather than takers.
No day goes with out a getting saddened in our hearts. What is wrong with our nation, why the criminals and intolerant, caste and religious based crime is on rise. How would we face the disgrace we are piling almost each day.
For politics, politicians & governments, find in to each passing shameful incident like this one and like the once in past be it Dadri, Atali or a killing of dalit girl whose crime was she went up the steps of a Temple from the intolerant furnace of hate towards fellow citizens and human beings.
This is not just a killing of a human beings it is death of innocence with which children go to sleep in comforts of home, who on earth can bring the smiles back on their faces, who on earth can explain to the grieved parents and dear ones what was the fault of these children.
What is leading to intolerance and crime in the nation. It does not take much to figure out. It is the silence of the people in power and very bluntly the Prime Minister of the nation who thinks it is his right to keep a deafening silence over incidents of crime against the Minorities, and Lower Caste Hindus. Unfortunately the PM behaves like he is a PM for a set of class of Hindus and the Rich and Powerful in the country for him to show sensitivity towards pains of common citizens of the nation below his dignity.
Screams echoing things are going wrong in the country did not doze in to the ears of the PM the HM the CMs of the state governments. They always made allegations on each other the center calling law and order is states subject not realizing that the nation is their subject the PM was also the PM of all the innocent killed. Be it 53 years old in Dadri few days back or 3 years old Viabhav 9 years old Divya in Sunpedh their responsiblity stood with the Government of the time and the PM had a moral responsibility to do every thing in his power to take heed to the calls of growing intolerance and reprimand the states and set things right. Had he and his administration in co ordination with the states done this the lives of the dyeing innocents by every passing day would have been saved.
Would it be wrong if we blame silence,incompetence of our PM his Govt and Govts in states killed Viabhav and Divya. My inner conscious give witness is not wrong, had they moved and did their duty the children would be living smiling and playing on the lap of their mother and father. So would be the family of many Aqlaaq Vaibav and Divya’s who are loosing lifes to growing intolerance in the nation.
My thoughts move to blame politics like it happened in Muzafarnagar in UP pre 2014 Lok Sabha Elections politics led killings and making tens of thousands home less and insecure. Does these growing incidents of crime linked with Caste and Religion benefiting some greedy politicians who are using blood and killings to bake their bread for power.
Upper caste Rajputs allegedly set fire to the home of a Dalit family in Sunpedh, a village in Faridabad near Delhi, in the early hours of Tuesday, killing both the sleeping children inside aged 2 years and 9 months while their parents have suffered severe burn injuries.
Police said the attack was an act of revenge that was born out of a year-long tussle over a mobile phone.
Vaibhav, 3, and his nine-month-old sister Divya were brought to Safdarjung Hospital around 3 am with 60-70 per cent thermal burns. Both were declared dead. Their mother Rekha, 23, is critical.
Their father Jitender suffered burn injuries on his palms, he has been discharged.
“The attackers were Rajputs and they had a confrontation with Dalits over a murder in October last year. They barged into our home when we were sleeping and they poured petrol from the window after locking our door from the outside. I could smell petrol and tried to wake up my wife, but by then the fire had started. My children died in the fire,” said helpless father of flower like children Jitender. Will he ever forgive the killers. Can any of us every forgive these animals in mass of humans.
PM already in soup for these out fits doing too much politics of hate and divide. If he does not rise above politics of hate, cow, tampering constitutional rights, freedom of speech and protect human values and citizens rights as unleashed by RSS VHP Hindu Mahasabha and BJP’s own MPs and MLas, then it should be a serious break down and it will put the government in power on back foot, BJP led govt will have serious questions asked to answer by the nation and its people.
The statement that I am about to make in couple of paragraphs to end this write up that never would have had situation to pen had the people in power realized severity of the situation the country is facing today. India country of great history of tolerance, and rich history and culture and know of diversity and unity for ages is round the cloak in news for all wrong reason.
Please pardon me for penning my punch which if not said in totality will not be doing justice to the need of the hour in the manner nation is being put to risk.
If the Govt persists and continues to fail in defeating religious and caste based intolerance. The PM has to do lot of answering before he would morally feel he has right to be in the seat of PM.
The Govt should be asked to resign, and the President to take a pause and consult the legal experts and decide and debate on why a govt with fo such huge majority has failed to protect lives and have encouraged directly or indirectly environment fear and insecurity in the country.
Each time there is elections slated the preparatory riots, crime and politics of divide and grab takes over the nation.
A sacred process of casting vote and electing representatives to serve the people and nation coverts in to a garb of ruthless man-eating monsters in politics who would go to extents as severe as killing infants to over reach the opponents in fray.
If this is the way we will elect the representatives to come in to power. By means of hate , by spreading venom and killing innocent then better we ponder are elections helping to make the nation for its citizens save, secure if not then why not pause elections for a while. I
If pausing elections can save lives it is a better buy than electing dead souls and sending them in to parliament only of add fuel to fire in the nation. The EC and the various agencies and the judiciary in co ordination with the honorable President be allowed find a way to set things right. Electoral reforms, that can guarantee right souls as MPs in Parliament is a possible resolve.
Parties do not select contestants but the people in the constituencies propose candidates for their choice with pre set merits and approve able track record and profile of community service and clean record who honors and respects the constitution and take nation and people.