By Outspoken Gujarati on July 27, 2008
Ahmedabad Blasts Shatter Gujarat’s Peace
Let me clarify this in advance. Outspoken Gujarati is not a Hindu zealot. Outspoken Gujju is not a Muslim hater. He is not an anti-peace or violence loving soul either. In fact, you might find him totally different, if you stayed with him in conversation for longer. He is someone who would always be in a dialogue, if it happened from both sides. There should be no misconception though, he hates pseudo elements of this country. He doesn’t like pseudo nationalists and pseudo secularists, both.
Living in the “post Babri-demolition and post 2002 Godhra carnage and Gujarat riots” era makes him more vary about the pseudo-secular polity though. Why so? Let him explain this through his ideas on this weblog. It may take time, but should make sense at the perceived end in future. What he was about to quote today is full of anger though, and carries the risk of being projected as a Hindu zealot. The explanation given beforehand is aimed at countering this.
The following is a post made out by him in response to the TOI article: Blasts revenge for Gujarat riot atrocities? They won’t be publishing it, he knows. Though, they can’t stop him (that’s myself) from writing it down in his own weblog. So here we go, my pro-Hindutva and secularists friends both. The secularists are asked to keep quiet today…this ain’t your lucky day my pals.
My Comment At The TOI
The question is not how India should tackle the Islamic militancy. What is emerging clearer with each occurring terror strike is the necessity of disciplining the pseudo secularists first. They are the one’s who provide moral support to hard-line Muslims by justifying their acts as a counter to VHP and RSS. A heinous act of Godhra train burning, which reminded one of the partition days, was overlooked. Separate personal law is taken for granted, Muslims encroaching upon Hindu rights and making violent attacks is thought out to be politically correct. Anything contrary to it would be passed on as pure communal. Caste politics would be assumed ethical. Muslim politics even more justified. One family rule in a country of one billion, a splendid act. Buying out votes in parliament ok. Keeping it hush-hush, not showing it to the masses and making out the BJP culprit instead, perfectly fine. “Tum logon mein kuchh bhi sharam bakee naheen bachee hai ab!” You are proving out an embarrassment of immense nature with each passing moment.
Forget about Gujarat riots. You have outlived it way ago. The anger among the common non-psecs is bulging out fast. I used to be an ardent TOI reader until recently. Then I moved on to another newspaper knowing you won’t be changing just like a dog’s tail. Going through your pages after so many months, only strengthens my past belief about you…that one should discipline institutions like you first before anything else.
This coming from somebody who was equally aghast when Babri mosque was demolished and when Gujarat riots took place in answer to Godhra train carnage. This from somebody who abides by the Indian law more than what you may try to fake about (with challenge). This from somebody who won’t snip off even a leaf fearing it might pain the tree. This from somebody who dislikes the way how the VHP or Bajrang Dal may prefer to behave without the neccessity of boasting about one’s secular credentials, as in your case. But, let there be no misconception about this, the first enemy is not the Islamic terror from within and outside of this nation. It’s you and your ilk that require being fought on and disciplined before initiating any other measure.
Posted in Gujarati Matters, Indian Politics, Indian Society | Tagged 2002 gujarat riots, babri demolition, bajrang dal, BJP, godhra train carnage, Hindutva, islamic terror, muslims, pseudo-secularism, rss, vhp | 3 Responses