Recently, Mulayam Singh Yadav, Samajwadi Party supremo, has stated in a press conference that he will meet the Prime Minister to discuss the matter of “anti-Islam material” present on the social networking site, Facebook and seek a strict law against posting such objectionable materials on the internet. He also wants to raise this regressive subject in the Parliament.
May Mr. Yadav be reminded that India is a secular state? Secular, as defined in the oxford dictionary, as not being connected with religious or spiritual matters. Then why is he only seeking out to the Muslim community? Is it to appease them in order to get more votes or is he immune to the existence of other religious communities in the arena? Or has his thought process worked out a diorama where only Muslims are being oppressed and the other community members are playing oppressors? This kind of divisive politics has caused many a breakdown in the progressive working of our nation and its people. The thought should not be about creating a law to banish “anti-Islam material” but it should focus on protecting each community and their interests thereof. So if a law must be made it should protect all of India’s citizen and not some of them. Our politicians must understand that progress of one community does not ensure the progress of the nation and hence must stop being biased for the sake of votes.
Everyone in the country, the public, the politicians, the bureaucrats et al must realize that whenever the nation has faced a problem it has not been biased or partial towards any community. Be it the rise in inflation rate or the terrorist assault on 26th of November. Similarly our joys and achievements have been rewarded on the basis of merit be it the World Cup winning moment on 4th of April or the joy of watching India steadily moving to the status of a superpower. The people of India must take pride foremost in being an Indian rather than being a Muslim or a Hindu or a Sikh. There must be a sense of unity that must be inculcated amongst all and the first step in that direction should be the abstinence of such communal politics bordering on racism. The lack of a sense of unanimity has been the root cause of the mundane chaos that harvests in Indian politics and feeds upon the dreams of the Indian public.
The populace must decide if they want to keep cultivating such regressive ideas which are then passed onto the Indian youth as legacy or they want to generate a new image of unison which will be a benchmark in shaping a new frontier of the country. This unnecessary bias of politics has to be meted out with some firm treatment because this eradication will bring forth a new dawn in Indian politics and give rise to a progressive pattern of growth to the country.
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