Be it Naxal or Pak Army attacks at LOC and mutilation of Indian soldiers and repeated denial to take onus, incidents are similar. What changed is dates and Govt. Before 2014 we had a Prime Minister who would not speak on anything at all and whosoever spoke on behalf of the govt would either condemn or strictly condemn horrifying attacks by Naxals on CRPF jawans or Pakistan Army attacks. We also had incidents before 2014 when Chinese army entered Indian lands. Govt, then, either kept shut or condemned or strictly condemned such incidents.
With the PM Modi led BJP govt nation had the assurance, be it internal terrorists called Naxals, external Pakistan promoted terrorists or Pakistan and Chinese army, enemy, would be scared to dare India. And if at all they dare, PM Modi will give a befitting reply in response. Few incidents within the first 2 years of the BJP regime did assure that the present govt can answer China and Pakistan well by giving them the taste of their own medicine.
But, eventually, the number of attacks on LOC has increased by Pakistan, China has started flexing muscles yet again daring India on all fronts. The present govt which was not only vocal but has retaliated as well in the recent past to these neighbours has now started playing the same old card of Condemning and Strictly Condemning ! Even naxals have been aggressive as ever.
Condemning would not bring CRPF jawans killed by Naxal’s back. Condemning will not stop Pakistan’s coward army from mutilating bodies of Indian soldiers. Condemning will not stop China from playing dirty politics and claiming Kashmir to Kanyakumari everything as Chinese territory. And after all, if condemning was to be done, then what is the difference between the govt of Congress and the govt of BJP ?
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 ?