The Riots of Mumbai and the danger called secularismPosted: August 12, 2012
The hell broke loosenear Azad Maidan in Mumbai yesterday. According to our media , they do not know who organized the function yesterday at the place and why it turned violent. They even do not know people of which religion went rioting all over the place. But yes, we all are not dumb like our media friends are. We know it were muslims who rioted for the alleged attacks against Bangladeshi Muslims of Assam and some violence that happened in Myanmar against muslims. They riot here for a riot there; it is their habit since centuries. Last year they rioted in Kashmir, hearing a rumor that some pastor is going to burn the Holy book of Muslims.
But the riots that happened yesterday in Mumbai, somehow reminded me about riots that happened nearly 90 years ago, in Malabar area of Kerala. Riots refers to a series of riots by the Muslims of Malabar, Kerala, against Hindu landlords and the state. The Malabar Rebellion of 1921 is often considered as the culmination of Mappila riots.Mappilas committed several atrocities against the Hindus during the outbreak.Annie Besant reported that Muslim Mappilas forcibly converted many Hindus and killed or drove away all Hindus who would not apostatise, totalling to one lakh (from Wikipedia)” . Interestingly these Malabar riots, or what they call a “rebellion” began as a reaction against a heavy handed crackdown on the Khilafat Movement by the British authorities. These muslim brothers who led the rebellion had active support of our evergreen secular Icon “Mahatma Gandhi”. However after the genocide took place Gandhi said ““The Hindus, instead of running away to save their lives would have been truly non-violent and would have covered themselves in Glory and added luster to their faith and won the friendship of their Mussalman assailants if they has stood bare breast with smiles on their lips and died at their post”. This was the most stupid person any one will make. Yet he is a Mahatma.
Yesterday, like the Muslims of Malabar who protested against crackdown of Khilaphat by British, were “Protesting” against riots in Assam and Myanmar who they believe was against muslim community. Like the Gandhi who lead the congress of those days,we have another Gandhi who lead the congress party who consider itself as a secular party. Like those friends of Gandhi who were the people behind the “rebellion”, we have a Asad Owaisi who made a blatantly provocative statement in Parliament. Had he said it outside the parliament, he could have booked under the charges of sedition. He is on record, said in parliament ““I warn the hon. Members, If proper rehabilitation does not take place, you be ready for a third wave of radicalization among Muslim youth”.We saw a sample of what he hinted in Mumbai yesterday.
The more secular we the Hindus turn, more fanatic the Muslims become. Have you ever thought why? Reading from the constituent assembly debates before our constitution came into force, I found this statement by Shri Loknath Mishra “The secular State of partitioned India was the maximum of generosity of a Hindu dominated territory for its non-Hindu population. Gradually it seems to me that our`secular State’ is a slippery phrase, a device to by-pass the ancient culture of the land. Islam has declared its hostility to Hindu thought. Christianity has worked out the policy of peaceful penetration by the back-door.” Many nationalists and freedom fighters have expressed their fears about how secularism is vulnerable to misuse.
I personally feel, secularism is a burden on Hindus. Do we wear sweaters on a hot day ? Does that mean sweaters are bad? No, it is supposed to be used during cold days. If you use it during hot days, it will create inconvenience. Similar is the case of secularism, it may be applicable to many nations, not to Bharat, whose majority population believe in multiple ways to the Truth, who accepts each way as true. And burdening us with secularism creates the same effect like sweaters do during hot weather. It is a proven fact, that the more secular we are, more it will create inconvenience in the form of Muslim and Christian radicalism. These types of hooliganism will continue to happen if the majority community does not unite. We should unite as a nation.
The hatred of religious Muslims against Hindus is understandable. But how would you explain the act of this Muslim who destroy a symbol of our defence forces, who risked their life to protect us all. Probably they do not distinguish between India and Hindu. They know that they cannot destroy Sanathana Dharma without destroying the nation and vice versa. High time we too know this like Maharshi Aravinda said “I say that it is the Sanatan Dharma which for us is nationalism. This Hindu nation was born with the Sanatan Dharma, with it it moves and with it it grows. When the Sanatan Dharma declines, then the nation declines, and if the Sanatan Dharma were capable of perishing, with the Sanatan Dharma it would perish.”