Singer, Sonu Nigam tweet about Azaan waking him up in the mornings has become a buzz word on social media. Some calling it publicity stunt. Some calling it genuine issue. Some feel Sonu Nigam is right as he is talking about the ‘decibel rules’ – the noise pollution norms of the nation being rejected because of early morning Azaans.
No matter what, the way the point was put across cannot be appreciated as it sounds rude and demeaning. All the more, with BJP government taking over states and nation in polls, some feel it is indirect way of imposing ‘Hindutva’ on minorities ( muslims, mostly ).
More so, because in the name of faith all parties in India take law casually and the administration normally avoids hurting ‘public sentiments’. So that is the way it has been continuing and surely shall remain so as to avoid social media clash of clans, at least. Blaming followers of any one faith is partiality for sure.
This is a matter of self-consciousness for individuals, leaders of faiths and the society as in whole to realize where to draw lines. The followers of faiths should also respect the atheists in the nation as they might get bugged up by sounds of Azaan and Aarti equally, who knows. And India gives equal rights to them too.
On a lighter note, what Sonu Nigam can do now is he can start doing ‘riaz’ during the hours of Azaan to keep his hands occupied on harmonium and not on mobile to tweet. Will solve the issue, if at all it is. Again it is just a suggestion!
What’s your take on this ?
Alleged to have defaulted bank loans in thousands of crores, Mr Vijay Mallya, the liquor baron from India had left for the UK last year, sensing trouble in air. He is also wanted in case of money-laundering. Vijay Mallya’s Kingfisher Airlines flopped badly and now he owes banks approximately Rs.9000 crores.
He was voluntarily arrested by the Scotland Yard today and within 3 hours he got bail so people thinking that he would be extradited are living in fool’s heaven. He is powerful enough to dodge such extradition attempts and surely has done all his homework before leaving homeland as to how he would be legally protecting himself once he leaves India.
Its a failure on the part of Indian govt(s) and sends a very wrong message to society if people run away with bank’s money and freely lead a happening life in some other country. Well, as of now, the king of good times is having good time in the UK and there is no coming back home, anytime soon.
The first quarter of 2017 has witnessed yet another noticeable change in the political ambiance of the nation and the mood of the voters. With the saffron continuing its invasion around the nation, there is no stopping them. To add on, weak tactics by opponents are adding to the following of BJP.
Fourth month in 2017, few noteworthy things in Indian politics are worth mentioning here :
BJP’s massive win in UP
The alliance of Congress and SP led by son Akhilesh Yadav lost heavily to BJP and Mulayam Singh’s words , father of Akhilesh and master politician of all times, came true. BJP over threw all the parties to make a majority govt in the most sought after state Uttar Pradesh. The BJP was eyeing this state most desperately.
This win has clearly hurt if not killed caste based and minority vote politics. The weakness of regional parties and their inability fetch votes on the basis of merits is visible. With Uttar Pradesh, which plays major role in making and breaking govts of the nation, one thing is clear. The political scenario is changing big time in India.
Left Vs Right Vs Media again!
Gurmeher, a new name erupted seeking ‘liberation’ to support people like Omar Khalid who are seeking liberation of Kashmir from India and consider Afzal Guru as martyr. As always, the media channels which supported Kanhaiya Kumar and Omar Khalid gang, last year, despite they going anti-national, were seen defending Gurmeher – the daughter of an martyr army man for not being allowed to be free enough to say “Not Pakistan but War killed my Dad”.
Nothing wrong in it. One has personal views and should be respected but the real issue was that she alleged she was manhandled by BJP supported ABVP students while she was going to attend seminar in another college where Omar Khalid was going to speak.
Omar Khalid is being heard ? He is allowed to speak and roam free despite enchanting anti-national slogans, is that not enough freedom given by the govt ?
People like Gurmeher and Khalid need freedom to speak even when it hurts sentiments of people who are pro-nation. When they get reactions from these pro-nationals they cry fowl. Even a self-proclaimed patriot has freedom to counter back.
Left supported propaganda in universities of the nation ensure some people come to limelight ( for limited time, of course) against the might of BJP’s brand ambassador – Modi. With such acts, in today’s political environment, left parties are digging the last layer of their political grave. More and more people are finding their agendas as anti-national and their thoughts non-visionary.
Cribbing Opposition depicts lack of introspection
Delhi CM, Kejriwal has been shouting EVM machines were being hacked and rigged and that is how BJP has been winning in UP and other places. He has the tendency of shouting foul play for anything on earth going in favour of Modi. Rather than introspecting and coming up with better plans, most of the political leaders have demonstrated weakness in front of a well-planned and visionary group. From Mayawati, the BSP supremo to Bengal CM and TMC supremo Ms Banerjee everyone yelled in unison with Delhi CM, Arvind Kejriwal making their position all the more weak. There is no self-remorse or introspection. No change in acts and rectification of mistakes being made by regional leaders. The panic on their face and actions are clearly visible. They seem to have given up lot ahead of losing in elections.
Ever increasing powers of duo Modi and Shah
Looks like, there is no stopping for BJP , Modi and his closest aide and party president, Amit Shah. BJP snatched back losing Goa and managed making govt in Manipur. Won Uttar Pradesh massively. After Assam, Manipur was the second state where BJP which was never big, made it real big.
While, PM Modi has continued to remain the star orator and performer of his party, the party president knows the permutation and combination games he needs to play to make it to power.
Seems like from Owaisi brothers to Nitish and Lalu to Kejriwal and Didi, everyone is losing political battle to BJP.
Three years of the BJP government is about to get over. Although, not great but change in administrative approach was surely visible. The ‘chalta hai’ Indian administrative system seems history now. Decisions are being taken by govt despite risks of losing public support.
We saw initiations of Jan Dhan Yojana , Swachh Bharat Abhiyan , cleaning Ganga mission, surgical strikes against terrorists, strong approach towards China and Pakistan and demonetization, so far. Yes! lot of bans like beef, anti-romeo squad and illegal slaughterhouses and liquor shops, not to forget.
Some are still against Modi, a few are yet not convinced while quite a number have also added to the club of die-hard fans of Modi in the nation and abroad.
To conclude, good thing that happened, since 2014, minority vote bank politics has suffered a major set-back which used to play a major role in dividing Indians on the basis of faiths they follow. And caste politics suffered in this UP election. The Indian citizens who were divided into faiths, states, castes, skin and what not are now majorly divided into to groups only – Pro-Modi and Anti-Modi.
Is the nation truly heading towards the ‘right’ path ? What’s your say ?