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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Muslims hold protest marches against Hindu Mahasabha leader but do these demonstrations serve purpose?

Tens of thousands of Muslims took to the streets in Indore to protest self-styled Hindu Mahsabha leader Kamlesh Tiwari's controversial statement.

Earlier, in Bhopal, a massive protest took place at Iqbal Maidan.

Besides, in towns like Raisen, Betul, Harda, similar protests have been held.

Initially, the protests took place in UP. Later, the protests began in other cities across India. Mahasabha has dissociated itself from Tiwari now. [Also, Tiwari has been arrested. He is the same person who had announced a reward on Owaisi's head]

It is a democratic right to hold protest and demonstrations. But what's the point when Tiwari was already arrested. Of course, it is one's right to take out processions, if you feel hurt.

Now coming to the issue of why these protests hurt Muslims. In Indore, during the demonstration, there was disorder, ruckus and some youths resorted to damaging vehicles. This was duly condemned by Muslim groups.

However, a section of media, painted a negative picture of Muslims. Though incidents in which right-wing groups brandish swords on 'Shaurya Diwas' don't lead to panic, image of Muslims on streets, prompted them to come up with extremely critical coverage.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
This gives the impression that Muslims come out on the streets only on emotive issues. 
If Muslims were really hurt, shouldn't they have used legal option, like filing FIRs against Tiwari.

In case, police didn't register the case, the FIRs could have been filed through courts.

This is done by filing private complaints, so that it would have taught him a lesson to avoid provocation. But these protests are taken as show of strength by other communities and the purpose is also not served.

People like Tiwari get more attention because of these huge protests. One wondered, if similar protests, will be held on issues like promise of reservation to Muslims in UP or implementation of Sachar panel recommendations?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

The local Muslim leaders use the Muslim masses to further their own political career. Otherwise these kind of protest serves no purpose. Why don't they protest the bad infrastructure in area where they live.
They ask stop others from speaking.

Anonymous said...

I am a Hindu and have studied in an RSS affiliated school.Today I am a postgraduate and I believe that India being a democracy gives equal right to every citizen to raise her voice against discrimination.The rising intolerance in the country has made Muslim brothers and sisters to complaint against the discrimination and ask for their right to dignity. And in a democracy protest too is a legitimate way to reach the attention of govt and fellow citizens.

It is nothing but politics that is dividing the country on communal lines.Lust for power made British colonial govt to do the same and presently some people and organisations (who, I must say, are not only anti-Islam but anti-people and anti-India) are manipulating everything starting from history to people's mind.

It is high time for citizens (specially intellectuals) to act....high time for Hindus to support Muslims and Muslims to believe that there are many Hindus still here who respect all religions, including Islam, though taking pride in their own Hinduism.

Let's not let them break what Ashoka and Akbar has built together. Let's take pride in being Indian and uphold this hard-earned unity in diversity...which is India's unique identity.

It is funny when people post like this.."there are many bad people in your muslim community" and they start counting names....haha..I don't know what opinion they might be having about Asaram Bapu, Sarathi baba, and loads of other criminals who happen to be Hindus ( corrupted politicians, babus,perpetrators of loathsome mass muslim carnage post Godhra, saddening demolition of a faith with Babri).

Criminals have NO religion. It is illogical to make stereotypes about minorities.

We should better use our energy to deal with problems like unemployment,infra, education, health-security, social-security for elders,discrimination related to religion caste gender.

Pointing fingers towards others is easy but facing one's own conscience is not.

Is it wise to assert that Bhagvat-Gita is the best scripture without studying Quran, Bible, Zend-avesta and other scriptures without bias? Akbar learned about various religions from various scholars and found that every book says the same basic things. Ashoka held the gigantic territory of Magadh firmly by preaching "Ashoka Dhamma" (not much different from "Din-i-Ilahi" of Akbar) accommodating all diversities of his vast state.

It is a fight of fanaticism against rationality. We must choose the path of peace love and fraternity and together fight everything that challenges the unity dignity and development of India.

Ritika said...

I am a Hindu and have studied in an RSS affiliated school.Today I am a postgraduate and I believe that India being a democracy gives equal right to every citizen to raise her voice against discrimination.The rising intolerance in the country has made Muslim brothers and sisters to complaint against the discrimination and ask for their right to dignity. And in a democracy protest too is a legitimate way to reach the attention of govt and fellow citizens.

It is nothing but politics that is dividing the country on communal lines.Lust for power made British colonial govt to do the same and presently some people and organisations (who, I must say, are not only anti-Islam but anti-people and anti-India) are manipulating everything starting from history to people's mind. Even they are distorting some concept of Hinduism,ie. benevolence and love towards all (Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam) by misinterpreting every wise principle of the religion.

It is high time for citizens (specially intellectuals) to act....high time for Hindus to support Muslims and Muslims to believe that there are many Hindus still here who respect all religions, including Islam, though taking pride in their own Hinduism.

Let's not let them break what Ashoka and Akbar has built together. Let's take pride in being Indian and uphold this hard-earned unity in diversity...which is India's unique identity.

It is funny when people post like this.."there are many bad people in your muslim community" and they start counting names....haha..I don't know what opinion they might be having about Asaram Bapu, Sarathi baba, and loads of other criminals who happen to be Hindus ( corrupted politicians, babus,perpetrators of loathsome mass muslim carnage post Godhra, saddening demolition of a faith with Babri).

Criminals have NO religion. It is illogical to make stereotypes about minorities.

We should better use our energy to deal with problems like unemployment,infra, education, health-security, social-security for elders,discrimination related to religion caste gender.

Pointing fingers towards others is easy but facing one's own conscience is not.

Is it wise to assert that Bhagvat-Gita is the best scripture without studying Quran, Bible, Zend-avesta and other scriptures without bias? Akbar learned about various religions from various scholars and found that every book says the same basic things. Ashoka held the gigantic territory of Magadh firmly by preaching "Ashoka Dhamma" (not much different from "Din-i-Ilahi" of Akbar) accommodating all diversities of his vast state.

It is a fight of fanaticism against rationality. We must choose the path of peace love and fraternity and together fight everything that challenges the unity dignity and development of India.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately today, Muslims think media broadcasts only Hinduism and Hindus think that it is bent towards hatred of Hindus...