Joseph Mattappally (Asso. Editor – CCV)
It seems that we in India are committed to keep the communal clashes ratio ever vibrant. Going through the small and big 300 + clashes that happened in India during the last four months, which claimed around 35 lives, we find that it is not likely to come to an end. Of all these clashes the worst happened in Dadri and the biggest in Haryana. The Modi administration claims that the clash level is comparitively the lowest during the present NDA rule. It is however not an excuse at all.
The common reasons for commmunal clashes are identified to be pictures, literature and artworks that hurt religious sentiments, sex and caste discrimination related issues, land/property related quarrels, political enemity, personal rifts, road accidents and financial disputes. These facts are recorded in the recent report of the Secretary to Home Affairs, Shri Rajiv Maharshi. Analysing the recent comments and blunders certain Union ministers and political readers that have been shared with the public, and the long meaningfull silence of the PM, we understand that the present Union Ministry has calculated religious interests and hidden political agendas that are to be established in the nation.
I doubt if the Hindu extremists' move against cow slaughter is really intended to protect cows. It seems that it is only another reason to disturb the minorities. What Justice Rajindar Sachar, former Chief Justice of Delhi, told in public last Friday, during a three day international conferrance on Radical Islam, held in Mathura, were a few surprising facts. He said that 95% of the beef traders in India are Hindus. He openly asked the listeners to explain why all our leaders could not unanimously regret on the murdour of an innocent Muslim old man at Dadri.
Reporting the recent Corporation elections in Gujarat, Times of India said that many lakhs of voters were removed from the list in Ahmedabad alone. This has been an election strategy which the ruling governments had been practising in India, since long. Where Judges are not appointed on merit, where parties are appreciated for their power holding efficiency and where citizens are held on hostage, this is possible.
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