THE WHOLE NATION IN THE GRIP OF A HOAX PLAYED BY A 'GOD-MAN'S DREAM'!
Is this the way 'developing scientific temper' enshrined the Constitution regarded?
It is one of the strangest of ironies and a very painful development that even the Supreme Court is lmaintaining a platonic silence getting away saying that it cannot interfere in this matter.
To make matters worse the Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Mr. Charan Das Mahant, has taken the initiative to dig the earth and search for tons of gold based on the information from a god-man who seems to have dreamt of this hidden treasure! What makes it a complete mystery and a highly regrettable shame for the country is that this Minister has announced that he has started this gold excavation mission after duly informing the Prime Minister, the Finance Minister, the Home Minister, the Minister for Mines and Lignite, the Minister for Archaeology, Sonia Gandhi Rahul Gandhi, and the Department of Geological Survey of India.
Is the stand of The Supreme Court of India ideal ?
The stand of the Supreme Court of India in a petition filed against the earth excavation exercise for gold bars states it is not inclined to interfere in the issue. It is a matter of painful concern.
Art.51A(h) of Indian Constitution emphasizes the development of scientific temper as a fundamental duty to be performed by every Indian citizen. Is it not the responsibility of the Supreme Court to remind such duty to the citizens against the superstitious deeds of the Governments which act as per the dictum of dreamer-god-man.
The Supreme Court interfered even in the policy decisions taken by the duly elected governments and also in vital cases and had expressed its opinion differently. We are concerned seriously on the stand of the Court in respect of the Constitutional provision under Art 51A(h) by keeping distance from interfering in the excavation for gold bars in Uttar Pradesh.
In the background of sea change in the development of science and technology, launching satellites in the space, sending rockets to the planet ‘Mars’, is it fair for the governments to venture in support of the god-man in the endeavours of Mackenna’s Gold excavation.
The 'U' turn stunt by Narendra Modi
As the General Elections are in the offing , the person dwelling in the dream of Prime Ministership entered into the fray uninvited and quit the scene as fast as his entry, when his initial opposition to the search for gold opened the pandora’s box of spoiling the votes for him. As we all are aware , which ever that hinders the votes, he will be doubly careful to avoid and there is nothing new about his somersault in his stand . He invented instant coinage of soothing phrases to extricate himself from the political tight corner.
The lukewarm attitude of the Judiciary is not only intriguing but really hurting the sentiments of those who go the science way. The most important question before the citizens of India is: Should we still move along with the superstitions of the stone age, tied down to the exigencies of the vagaries of blind beliefs while, the Government is conniving at such senseless moves?
There are good many lessons before us to toil and succeed in achieving tangible and definite progress. Look at Israel! This country has achieved very quick progress converting the dry lands into rich cultivable area only through their hard work and technical application.
It is the primary duty of the Government to lead the people making them believe in hard work rather than in superstitious luck and hidden treasures, which alone will take the country in the path of progress We express our deep shock and disappointment at the move by the Government’s covert support to superstitious acrobatic exercises of the religious fundamentalists.
On the other hand, there are enough number of tons of gold, hoarded in the temples at Tirupathi, Thiruvanthapuram, Guruvayur etc. The Government could issue bonds to our deities, since our gods are very compassionate, they would definitely co-operate. Is it not!
- K. VEERAMANI,
President, Dravidar Kazhagam