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Is India not a secular democracy anymore?

Is India a secular democracy anymore? is a question on many people’s lips, while the majority celebrate it as the final revenge of history taken by the present prime minister for all the wrongs done by the Muslim invaders in the past. The new year 2022 began with the appointment of a Muslim IAS officer Amir Subhani as chief secretary in Home-department in the Bihar government thanks to the residual secularism of the chief minister Nitish Kumar. 

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It is a noteworthy tradition as far as India is concerned that caste and religion matter most despite the boast of having many thousand years of civilization. An example of it is in the words of Yeshwant Sinha: “nothing compared to the recent show at Kashi, all dedicated to the glory of the Hindu religion, spread over two days and covered live by all media channels and comprehensively by the entire print media.” “Is India a secular democracy anymore?” is a question on many people’s lips, while the majority celebrate it as the final revenge of history taken by the present prime minister for all the wrongs done by the Muslim invaders in the past.”

The new year 2022 began with the appointment of a Muslim IAS officer Amir Subhani as chief secretary in Home-department in the Bihar government thanks to the residual secularism of the chief minister Nitish Kumar.  There are numerous IAS passed from this group but they are disregarded when it comes to discretion. During the genocide in 2002, even senior-most police officers and senior judges from the minority Muslim community were at the mercy of the well-armed Hindu musclemen.

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Former included one of the highest police chiefs who happened to be on duty

He was murderously attacked. A team of the ace attacking forces was stationed near the house of MP Ahsan Jaffri. But the advanced preplanned meticulous killing of the minority Muslim community was sown in the minds of the Hindu groups among whom were the cadres of RSS and especially Bajrang Dal.

Akhlak’s wife and mother of an air force Muslim officer’s mother molested after he was hit by the head of a sewing-machine and killed.

They led the attack when conveniently attacking police were removed from the site of the Gulberg Society where Jaffri lived. After this, the attack started. He was a secular-minded Muslim who opposed Narendra Modi in the election on the ground that he was inveterate communal in his belief and an outspoken pracharak or leader of RSS. Most of the bomb attacks in the decade after 9/11of the century were handiworks of such leaders who had been closely involved in bomb attacks on Muslims.

Most determined were from the Sunil Joshi module which included Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur and the notorious Sunil Joshi behind the Samjhauta train attack and the holy man Asimanand. Surprisingly despite being self-confessed in choosing the targets of bomb attacks Asimanand was set free by the courts. Keeping this in mind the Congress leader Rahul Gandhi ushered in the new year. “Lifelong resolution–Whatever has to be done for truth, justice, and people’s rights, we will do it. It was so earlier and will remain so in future, always)! #NoViolence #NoFear 2022.”

It is a matter of fact that most altercation vis- a- vis Muslims as well as within Hindus is that of the majority people. It is they who have been preventing Muslims employed by the majority of shopkeepers from offering Friday mid-day prayer in the most challenging and provoking manner in Delhi. In the Vaishnav Devi temple in Jammu the report is obvious, no sooner does violence take place than machination for blaming outsiders or “our own boys” comes up. “How can boys fight lead to stampede and deaths? Who are these boys? What were their plans? NIA should investigate it.”

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This kind of gut reaction is based on emotion and not reason

But the government of the day has its own prism of reaction to channel in the news. Look at how the vying among groups official or semi-official for offering compensation goes! In the 2002 massacre the same Modi government gave half for Muslims killed and full to the slain Hindus! Real Scene: “Sarita told us that Shweta kept saying, ‘don’t let go of my hand’, but it was impossible to keep balance,” Sangeeta said. “Sarita was pushed off to a different place by the rush of people; Shweta could not be seen anywhere…”

What has another manslaughter shown, it is that during the fad end of the farmers’ protest incident the people have turned against the Modi government whose state home minister and his son were involved in the violence.

Grish Chandra Murmu the first Lieutenant Governor of JK was also an IAS category officer who rose to this height apart from his educational qualification was one who sanitized the cases against the genocide that were filed against Modi. Of those cases like the last pending one is Mrs. Jaffri’s. The other cases were brushed under the carpet and hushed up. One is why the union government-appointed judicial in inquiry commission headed by a retired judge CU Banerji was not given any attention?

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Mark Twain said: “It is your human environment that makes climate.” The climate that Modi and his police had made the climate in which Murmu really tutored the witnesses and those who had power like Judge (late) Nanavati and Raghvan who created the climate for Modi.

 

Mustafa Khan holds a Ph.D. on Mark Twain. He lives in Malegaon Maharashtra, India. The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the editorial policy of Global Village Space.