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Sunday, January 14, 2007

Indian Muslims hold demonstration in Delhi to protest Saddam Hussein's hanging

Muslims took to streets of Delhi on Friday to protest the execution of Saddam Hussein.

They were marching towards the US embassy but were stopped near Daryaganj bridge.

Thousands of Muslims carrying banners and placards participated in the demonstration.

The ‘duaa’ was also held. But the question is that 'aren’t Muslims overdoing it in India'? So many protests and marches across the country!

On one hand, a section of Muslims assert that it is necessary and they should raise their voice.

However, others feel energy spent on such protests should rather be put to use in creating awareness about education, hygiene in ghettoised Muslim localities, setting up health camps and showing such enthusiasm in other spheres.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

And those protesting - do they even spare a thought for the sentiments of the Shias... They are making a messiah out of a devil... just to hate another devil.

Anonymous said...

Actually its beenover done long long ago.
The protests are nothing more than a political stunt by political parties in view of the coming assembly elections to polarize muslim votes.

In the long term however these protests are likely to prove counter-productive to muslims fo the following reasons.
1) The protests can split up the muslims in India as shias and sunnis as most shia's feel there concerns have been overlooked by the sunni's. Of course one can debate about the execution but I can assure you Saddam Hussein was no gentle-man when in power. However a logical question about the fairness of the trial can be raised and the fact that the trial was a sham can be discomforting.

2) The vehement protests by muslims will be used by the BJP an allies to malign muslims and win over the

Anonymous said...

Actually its been overdone long long ago.
The protests are nothing more than a political stunt by political parties in view of the coming assembly elections to polarize muslim votes.

In the long term however these protests are likely to prove counter-productive to muslims fo the following reasons.
1) The protests can split up the muslims in India as shias and sunnis as most shia's feel there concerns have been overlooked by the sunni's. Of course one can debate about the execution but I can assure you Saddam Hussein was no gentle-man when in power. However a logical question about the fairness of the trial can be raised and the fact that the trial was a sham can be discomforting.

2) The vehement protests by muslims will be used by the BJP an allies to malign muslims and win over the

Anonymous said...

the hindu voter s on their side by convincing them of a clear and present danger from muslims. And the signs are there. The BJP has announced a shift back to the Ayodhya issue and a more fundamentalistic approach for the forth coming elections. Of course only time will tell

RS said...

Now Adnan isnt Ashraf a sensible Indian Muslim? See how correctly he understands the current political situation in India?

Let me tell all the Indian Muslims this: forget the Umma...they will never come to you aid in your hour of need...rather it will be your next door neighbour most probably a hindu who will come to your aid. Dont do anything that will give the communal forces oxygen to breathe. At the end of the day we will all live and die here in India.

Anonymous said...

Yes! they Are overdoing it!

Supporting Saddam should not be an issue at all as he was not a very adorable person at all.

I am for Muslims living together. I won't use the term ghetto. However, I don't think Muslims are living as Muslims, those open drains, no community work, and shouts and fights! On top of that, no education. It's not about degrees alone.

indscribe said...

huzuur RS sahab,
i wish you had made an impression of me by my earlier posts rather than the ULFA one which, I had consciously written...
the aim was to say that ULFA are not Islamic and LTTE are not Islamic and not all terror is Islamic...rather they can be Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Christian etc but just on the basis of the situation that has developed in the last two decades and media explosion...etc etc

Anonymous said...

I wanted to thank you for the comprehensive explanation to my question on isha's blog.

I have to admit that I'm not well versed on what's currently happening in India post Mr. Hussein's execution. However, which of the two ways would you have gone if you were asked to pick; raise your voice to protest or focus on the upliftment of Muslim localities in need of basic amenities.

From what little I know through my readings, Indian Muslims are quite the trend setters with a mind of their own that has a unique identity; devout Muslims with a keen sense of justice, open minded and loyal, a hard working community with a global perspective.

I enjoyed reading your blog.

life in words said...

pple will turn everything into a religion issue. i dont agree with these protests coz Hussein wasnt exactly the nicest person on earth. But again I do wonder why this particular day was chosen. Two wrongs have never made a right.

Anonymous said...

Well Saddam was not particularly liked by the Shia's. And that's putting it mildly. Maybe they overdid the vegenance part.

btw RS please don't misinterpret my words. I am asking for moderation. It's not the mullah's who are leading the protests. Its the political parties like SP etc who r prganizing it.

Also in the time of need no one can really be expected to help. The trick is not to let the situation arise itself