OUR INDIA NEEDS TO BE ETERNALLY SECULAR

The so many precious lives and enormous property destroyed in those organized riots in Delhi is outrageous. Despite thousands of calls having been made to the Police and Fire Officials seeking help the authorities on political diktats chose to look the other way while lives were being lost and property destroyed. The worst sectarian violence for decades. Mosques, schools, homes and shops were set on fire and innocent worshippers attacked.

What is very much disturbing is that thousands of the young children in Delhi will now have no school to go to as their Temples of learning have been ransacked and destroyed in broad day light. Let our thoughts and concern be with those young helpless kids. What is further disturbing is that India’s highest shrine of Justice remained helpless in that carnage that was going on in its very neighborhood.

There can be no room whatsoever for politics of hate and the current divisive atmosphere is so very disturbing. There can also be no space at all for intolerance. The long term implications of what is currently going on across our India is so dreadful.

Sustainable development, and vital services like hospitals, schools, electricity, water, roads for the benefit of the people matter far more to the populace than destructive divisive politics of hate, religious or communal divide and the deliberate segregation of people based on arbitrary criteria. People are justified to treat such callous moves as a deliberate distraction from the harsh reality of the poor performance of the rapidly faltering economy.

Our fundamental right to freedom of speech and the very sacred right to dissent in the world’s largest democracy can never ever be compromised.  India’s very secular fabric needs to be preserved at all costs. Our great country should forever thrive on the concept of Unity in Diversity which our nation was always proud of. United we stand and Divided we fall!

Let us all very unitedly appeal to our Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Home Minister Amit Shah to please lay to eternal rest that very controversial, divisive and needless CAA/NRC and NPR that critics say is an effort to tear at the fabric of India’s secular identity. Let us all work together to ensure that Peace and Understanding prevails while ensuring that our great India attains its long overdue status of a Super Power. Toiling towards the much needed recovery of the country’s currently extremely faltering economy should be our one and only top priority.

Government has a fundamental duty enshrined in the Constitution to ensure that all its citizens are protected irrespective of their caste, creed, race or political affiliation and to project India as a global superpower and a bastion of peace and harmony and not a bedrock of religious tensions and persecution of minorities.

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