Oh my name it is nothin'
My age it means less
The country I come from
Is called the FAR EAST
I's taught and brought up there
The laws to abide
And that land that I live in
Has God on her side.
Oh the history books tell it
They tell it so well
The swords charged
An Indian fell
The fire sparked
An Indian died
Oh the country was fooled
With God on her side.
It took me almost three days to pen-down this article. The aphorism behind me writing this blog is to enlighten my fellow citizens about a great concern of tomorrow; "PSEUDO SECULARISM". During the course of understanding the problem I understood the true meaning of secularism..
Now, what I pondered is, we are made to mug-up a proclamation in our primary schools, " India is a secular country. " , I wonder whether the fifth grader who is mugging-up that statement is matured enough to understand the meaning of " being secular "?
The word ‘secular’ means being temporal and non-spiritual, and hence it implies non-interference of the state in religious matters. Secularism as policy adopted by the government, ensures to provide every individual the right to practice and follow one's own religion without any intervention from the state.
Regrettably the policy secularism has lost its gravitas. It is being manipulated or rather it is being indecently assaulted by the Indians.
The first thought that crossed my mind was, " How can some one be a minority of a state? " .. now as the main addendum of the policy of secularism says that a citizen has a right to the national resources irrespective of his religious believes , which makes the individual following any religion equal to other citizens which means he has equal rights to every national resources, opportunities and benefits... so in a way a truly secular india should not have any minorities; and damned minorities should not be pumped in with awfully large amount of rights and reservations. India at its 62nd republic should not have barbarous ways of solving problems such as communal riots, strikes, removing the rail tracks and threatening the government..
Hypocritically " Dalits and Muslims (minorities) enjoy more than enough rights in UP ", " the Gujjars of Rajasthan, who demand more and more percent of reservation in their jobs every year " , may it be " an Uttar Bhartiya being beaten up brutally by mafioso of Maharashtra " may it be " Thousands of muslims bloodthirstily murdered by the members of Saffron gang in Gujarat"
from " Operation Blue Star " to the idea of " Swaraj Hind Rajya ".... everything is politically stacked up in order to impress the VOTE BANK which is not even comprised of 25% of total indian population!
Take a moment and think about the " Brahmin Hindu kid from a random place of UP ", he has been deprived from his right to study in a better college just because he is not a minority and there is no reservation for him! Is it justified to shut the windows of Government job from him!
If this scenario does not change.. I feel pathetic to say, a day will come; saying " VANDE MATARAM" in public may be considered to be an act of communalism..