REPEAT THE RESULTS IN THE LINE OF 2004 Solidify Seculars to Supplant Saffron Outfits
- Dr. K. Veeramani
There is a great urgency created today to seriously consider the importance of electing the right persons for the ruling of the nation. Unlike in the previous times, today the hoodwinking technique is used out of all proportions creating an unreasonable and totally a false Utopian nation with promises which have been the very opposite of what they have been professing all these years.
Caution against such a powerful propaganda, making false and impossible promises is the most urgent need today. Messages and promises are made today covertly hidden in implicit suggestions. One is confused whether some candidates are contesting to promote the state interests or their personal national leadership aspirations.
Secret calculations and political agenda are very much in the air to make post-election comraderie throwing to the wind all the political assurances given in such profusion during and before the elections. The voters will be in this way betrayed completely and with the usual generosity of their short memory, this political gambling will continue. This has been the repeated pattern of our pre and post election scenario.
We are very much concerned about the loud cries of falsehood deafening our ears and distorting truths. The saffron front has this time taken up internet media to flood it with innumerable and repeated propaganda strategies. They are creating an illusion that Modi has already become the Prime Minister of India.
They have let loose all the false episodes of various shades to make every one believe that it is a foregone conclusion that the B.J.P. has snatched the power to rule the nation. Under these conditions it becomes our primary duty to bring to the fore the implications of such an eventuality.
In 2004, all the forty Parliamentary seats from Tamil Nadu were won by the D.M.K. combine. Mr. Advani himself later admitted that their Tea Party was spoiled by this landslide victory of the Social Justice promoters of Tamil Nadu along with the Congress,the Communists and the Muslim League.
Such a congenial atmosphere in the Parliament paved the way for the implementation of many important and socially relevant projects like the Project of Sethu Samudram. In the national political affairs, the social justice principles of the Dravidian ideology were given due merit and consideration.
But the disintegration of such unified efforts due to the political developments proved too costly much to the detriment of the social and political causes of Tamil Nadu and the nation. Most of the projects started to promote progress to the nation were dumped by backward forces.
Most vociferous claims are made with regard to the ‘mind boggling progress of Gujarat ‘ under Narendra Modi. Time and again all these claims have been challenged and disproved. But intelligently shrouding this discomfiture, those who propagated such political achievements, consciously blacked out the dark realities of Modi’s blood stained horror regime massacring millions of innocent Muslim women, children and old persons.
Great thinkers and writers of India have very emphatically pointed out the obvious contradictions in the claims made by Modi and his followers regarding the progress achieved in Gujarat by his government. Several statistical proofs have been cited to counter and disprove the tall claims to be a mere false propaganda.
But the most important point to be noted is the latent hatred of the Hindutva fanatics towards the religious minorities. Modi is not a single individual or a lonely ideologist in his political agenda. . He is the true and faithful militant of the totality of the Hindutva forces and the neo-facist groups in India like the Sangh Parivar, the R.S.S.,Vishwa Hidu Parishad,the Bajrang Dal etc.
The report of the Minorities Commission has substantiated with the photographic evidences, the destroyed churches, dargahs, Muslim homes, and shops under the regime of Modi. Kushwant Singh in his ‘The End of India’ has very graphically portrayed the wretched conditions of the hapless Muslim men, women and children during the religious carnage well planned and most inhumanly executed atrocities.
The military forces arrived but they were halted from doing any defence duties. The anti social elements were let loose on the Muslims, looting their homes and properties, outraging the modesty of their women and killing them in the streets right in front of the Police forces. Kushwant Singh points out another vandalism by these fanatics.
Ahmedabad was built by a Muslim ruler, named Ahamed, in the Middle ages but with the State sponsored attempt to wipe out remnants of Muslim presence, the milestones now bear the name as Amdavad ! He concludes the chapter on ‘The Case of Gujarat’ with a very pertinent warning and a prophetic vision.
He says, “In Gujarat the Sangh wallas have terrorised and alienated the state’s ten percent Muslim population……… Meanwhile with a triumphant Modi as their mentor, they will repeat the Gujarat experiment all over India, unless we stop them.” This is a timely warning and a meaningful caution for all the objective and patriotic citizens of India.
These facts must open our eyes to the stark realities in the current political developments of our nation. Apart from political leanings and apathies, likes and dislikes, we are all called upon to weigh the pros and cons of the consequence of electing those who feign national welfare but who possess secret agenda of hatred and bias which will rule all of us for another five years.
It is therefore the primary duty of all those who want to build and strengthen the nation with secular interests are called upon to exercise this most crucial responsibilities at a time when the very basis of the democratic structure is jeopardised. Let us now prioritise our dutiful responses to the existing situation.
£ Take utmost caution against the divisive forces snatching the power at the Centre. Let us now recall the warning made by Dr.Ambedkar in this regard that if India falls again, it will be only because of the inside betrayers.
£ Danger is not anything more threatening than that which emanates from the religious fanaticism as they would be ready to split the nation for their ends . We have witnessed this painful demonstration in several of their anti-minorities atrocities like their handiwork in the Babri Masjid.
£ More care, caution and interest should be taken as to who should not rule the nation than who should, as a nationwide campaign in this regard will be a dire necessity to save the nation. These ideas should be taken to the last of the voter in India considering its significance.
We conclude with the request to all the objective thinkers and the well wishers of THE CONTINUANCE OF DEMORATIC AND SECULAR IDEOLOGIES in India to vote out the divisive forces and to elect those who would save democratic traditions.
MARTIAL HOMAGE TO KHUSHWANT SINGH
We deeply regret the demise of Khuswant Singh, a veteran English journalist at Delhi on the forenoon of the 20th March 2014 in his 99th year of age. Also known as a reputed novelist and short –story writer. After taking over the editorship of Illustrated Weekly, he raised its circulation to about four lakhs from a few thousands.
His reputed classic novel Train to Pakistan (1956) portrays the Indo Pak partition and its tragic aftermath. Known for his lively humour both in conversations and contributions, he never stopped his writing until 2013. Roughly about six decades, he glorified himself as a prolific writer. His autobiography is eminently readable and lively. He was bold enough to declare himself as an agnostic.
His portrayal of Gujarat Post – godhra riots of 2002 is highly informative. Bold and assertive he was in outrightly condemning the sectarian outfits such as R.S.S and Hindu Mahasabha. This satirical writer is well known for his wit and sarcasm. Bold enough he was in professing his trenchant secular outlook. The Modern Rationalist deeply condole the demise of such an outstanding journalist, thinker and great writer.
- K.Veeramani, President, Dravidar Kazhagam,
Editor-in-Chief, The Modern Rationalist