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Thursday, July 03, 2008

Indian Muslims' stand on Nuclear deal: No pan-Islamic concern, national interest first

First the Communists said it. And now Mayawati also gives the same impression, as if Muslims are opposed to the Nuclear deal. Other parties have also in the past, tried to manufacture this myth.

The fact is that a majority of Muslims, just like the tens of millions of ordinary Indian citizens, don't understand an iota of Nuclear deal. But they would definitely back their government and would support whatever is best for this nation.

The reality is that Muslims are as ignorant about it as the rest. Except the 'self-styled intelligentsia' not many are able to go through the merits and demerits of such a comlex issue. And debates make it even more confusing.

But, we as citizens of this nation, hope that our leaders would do the best as far security India's interests are conernes. And that's it. One Mr MK Pandhe of CPI (M) gave this statement that the deal would cost Congress its Muslim support.

What a joke! Muslims hardly have enough time out of their daily lives and earning their livelihood, that they care to think of an issue like Nuclear deal. If, at all, Indian Muslims had a pan-Islamic concern apart from Arabia, then it was Palestine that was close to Muslim hearts.

I have deliberately not written 'is'. But did you hear ordinary Muslim ever raise a voice when Indian government cosied up to Israel in all ways including military exercises.

Howsoever irresponsible our politicians may be, we have elected them and we expect them to get the best deal for our country. And we hope they will come to a unanimous decision in the best interets of this nation. This is what they have been elected for and sent in the parliament.

And this is what most of us feel. Please don't try to imagine things. Ask us, if in doubt!

12 comments:

Ye manzilen !! said...

Good stuff......

ishqia said...

true , ordinary people dont really look into all such matters..

Anonymous said...

The leftists entangled in their seaweeds of dialectism,have taken a"bull-headed" stand against Indo-US civilian nuclear accord.
To justify their untenable stand ,they have come forward to say that "Muslims are against that accord!"
Have they conducted a referundum among 13.8crore Muslims in India?If not, what authority they have to drag the name of Muslims,who have complete faith in the present Govt.?
Their attempt to blackmail the Govt. has brouhgt out its first fruitof frustration, namely,SP has come to save it!
Communism has been buried deep in Europe, some 17 years ago. Maoism is changing colour fast.n

Anser Azim said...

Anonymous: U r right as there is no statistics and consensus behind -ve or positive stand on this claim that "Indian Muslims' stand on Nuclear deal!". In my opinion 90% of the muslim population does not know exactly what this issue is all about.And may may be this is true about the whole indian population.


anser azim

Suman Mukherjee said...

Nice blog. Enough has been said on "Muslims would like this and that and NOT this and that" by people who least care about their welfare and are bothered only about their electoral support. I dont understand why a Muslim Indian would feel any different from a Hindu Indian or a Christian or Sikh Indian on matters pertaining to national interests. Kudos to you man. Keep it up.

Shivangi Singh said...

I feel bad when muslims are treated differently in our country.This is done not by the ordinary people but our politicians to gain political mileage.Your article was insightful.As to to the parties dubbing the nuke deal as anti muslim firstly they must care to know what muslims feel.The self proclaimed spokespersons are the biggest nuisance i believe.

indscribe said...

Thanks Suman. And also Shivaji.
:)

Anonymous said...

Manmohans declaration was onesided,he is talking like Hitler.After giving this much support by Left congress betrayed them and indian democracy.Why congress afraid to face election uphelding nuclear issue.

subhash said...

Hi,
I feel bad when muslims are treated differently in our country.This is done not by the ordinary people but our politicians to gain political mileage.Your article was insightful.
After giving this much support by Left congress betrayed them and indian democracy


subhash pandey
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Anonymous said...

it's crazy why citizens have to take up defensive positions. I agree that PM Manmohan Singh has had to take some unfavourable steps but reality is rather unpalatable. We are citizens who want basic ameneties and if civilian nuclear energy will give us that so be it. One of the wonders of this country is the power situation. The capital and NCR is so badly affected. If the capital is so badly affected, what happens to the rest of the country?

G Iyer said...

Great post my friend. Only the politicians live in the myth that all muslims (for that matter all Hindus)think alike.
The muslim community - like every other community - consists of people holding varying points of view on a wide range of matters.
To brand them as one homogeonous group is mischievious to say the least.

G Iyer said...

Great post my friend. The politicians prefer to live under the false myth that Muslims are a homogenous group and can't think for themselves.
As usual, the politicians are over-simplifying matters - just as the Communists are seeking to simplify the nuclear deal into an 'attack on India's soverignity'.
India has emerged as one of the strongest nations in this world - thanks to its economic prowess and the abilities of its billion people. Its nothing short of childish on the part of the communists to feel that this deal will make us lose our soverignity. They are perhaps worried that they may become irrelevant soon...which is going to be the case eventually.