Ireland welcomed Narendra Modi in an unexpected way. They had Irish children welcoming him by reciting Sanskrit shlokas. Never the one to miss a chance, Prime Minister Modi took a dig at secularists by saying had this been done in India it would have raised questions.
But of course he ended up hurting a lot of Indians because he was apparently insulting India in a foreign nation. Because insult of the secularist lobby of India is the Insult of India. Wow. The secularists are quick to jump to a conclusion and start throwing brickbats at Modi before doing a retrospection themselves.
They forget that they never fail to initiate a massive secular-communal debate on the pettiest of matters.
Let us talk about Meat Ban. Meat ban, as also the other “bans” have been a fodder for the secular communal debate for a while. They are presented as a proof of BJP’s grand conspiracy to Hindu-ize the country and push its Saffron agenda down people’s throats. The fact that it has been an old practice is never discussed.
Let us talk about renaming of the Aurangzeb Road – Whatever History I have read suggests that Aurangzeb was a cruel despot and happens to be the most prominent scar on the country’s secular face. He was both ruthless and insecure. He reintroduced the Jiziya tax. He swept his father Shahjahan off the Mughal throne on to an isolated room of the Red Fort. He decapitated his three brothers. He did not even trust his own sons, he imprisoned and exiled three of his sons. Under his command Sambhaji and Guru Tegh Bahadur were executed in the worst possible manner. He killed Sarmad Kashani, a Sufi Dervish on charges of blasphemy. He destroyed the Kashi Vishwanath temple. He destroyed the Somnath Temple. He destroyed the Keshav Dev temple in Mathura. I may be a right wing bigot but my simple mind fails to decipher the greatness of Aurangzeb to whom we dedicated a prominent road in the national capital. But when the road was dedicated to one of the greatest scientists of India, Late APJ Abdul Kalam, the same secularists started the secular-communal debate.
Let us talk about Yakub Memon – Common sense tells me, broadcasting news in favour of a terrorist who called an all-out war against India is anti-national, questioning the authority of the President and the judiciary on national Media is not wise and inviting terrorists to throw their two cents over the entire episode is, well, simply the murder of all journalistic ethics. The Indian media houses must understand that such news incite people. Marginalizing a community by making them feel like proxy citizens amounts to provoking them. Almost all leading houses of the media are flag-bearers of secularism and they went all out in support of Yakub Memon. All leftists, secularists joined the bandwagon too.
Let us talk about Zeeshan Khan – a Muslim youth who was denied a job offer by a PRIVATE firm that allegedly hired only Non-Muslim candidates. Now the head of a firm can be a bigot, homophobe, sexist or racist. These are personal traits and have got nothing to do with the government. If tomorrow a gay man is denied an offer by a Homophobe company director of a private firm or a South Indian is denied an offer by a racist North Indian Managing director of a Delhi based firm, should we all come out in hordes and start blaming Modi? No. But that’s exactly what media and secularists did.
Let us talk about the debate over Maharana Pratap’s inclusion in School Syllabus – How Firstpost accredited all of Pratap’s achievements to Akbar and how other media houses called it saffronization of Indian History?
And remember how Yoga was made the biggest question mark on India’s secular credentials?
Modi’s snide remark may sound bitter to the secularist’s ears but that is the truth.
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UP police yesterday lathicharged some saints and public in Varanasi and beaten them brutally.
1. PM did not talk ONLY about Seculars.
2. The remark by PM was stupid, so is the reaction by Indians.
3. Your remark sounds as good as BJP ministers calling every Modi critic deshdrohi or traitor.
4. By you logic, Killing the secularists is not equal to killing the Indians, or rape of a secular woman not equals to rape of Indias daughter?
PM talked about the toxic environment created in India by a miniscule minority of highly visible, greatly privileged, Macaulay seeded anti-Modi and anti-Hindu mushrooming individuals. Please join that band wagon.
As if you Right Wing Trolls are Nationalist ?? Give your f*****g lecture somewhere else
You do not deserve a lecture on nationalism. I hope some one surgically removes the toxic anti-India garbage that fills your brain, so that you can understand what PM Modi spoke in Ireland. I do not wish to stoop to your level to respond in the language you use. But there are ringht wing people of your level who can detoxify you.
First things first, this trip by PM Modi is probably his most important till now, and there are so many perspicuous positives coming out of it, like the meeting with the fortune 500 companies’ CEOs in NYC, first PM to visit Ireland in years and so on.
You have mentioned about them in a couple of earlier articles/posts in your page as well. In that case, why would you write this article just to highlight a comparably insignificant incident just to take a dig at a few random Modi haters? Is that the point? Write for the sake of it and make sure you needlessly sneer at already irrelevant and exposed factions?
Also, what do you mean by “secularists”? Secular people right? Is being secular a bad thing by definition? Had you said “pseudo-secularists” like say, most of the Congress, leftist, SP, TMC etc leaders then I would have agreed with you, but why do you want to make secularism as such sound as a gloomy word? It is almost similar to how ‘feminism’, which is such a relevant issue by definition, especially in India, has been painted with a stinking brush by ‘feminazis’ to make it sound as a despicable theory.
Cliched as it may sound to you, we should be grateful that we’ve been born in a secular country, and by trying to show ‘secularism’ in general in a poor light, you seem to have an agenda, and are acting no different than the “pseudo-secularists”. Like it or not, India is, and will always remain a secular country, and there are way more people who like it that way (including pro-Modi, pro-growth citizens like me).
Right, it is the truth, it was not mean sipirited also. However, don’t devalue ones country in another land is what I feel, especially when one is a PM of the country… Saying mean things about other political parties, saying comments like above-even when they are all true-no need to say that on foreign land.
Right, it is the truth, it was not mean spirited also. And that is exactly why ppl take it to heart n start debates so that someone would say “However, don’t devalue ones country in another land is what I feel, especially when one is a PM of the country… Saying mean things about other political parties, saying comments like above-even when they are all true-no need to say that on foreign land.” Which soothes them.they no longer discuss the simple truth of the comment instead debate on the wrong angle. Just accept it, all. Do something about the hypocrisy.
absolute truth.. this is the feeling of every nationalist indian..