News, A scene on T.V. screen has filled my mind with this question; I tried to analyses my thought process and concluded a few things which I wish to share with all of you
India; a country with world fame of secular region, A land of Buddha, birth place and work field of non violence principle of Mahatma Gandhi, A piece of land where “Sarva Dharam Sambhav” is not a slogan but a life style, A place with such strong communal harmony that all other countries dreaming about to have the same, Today seems to be place of unborn fire streams and waiting for smallest of spark for the explosion.
Today [30-11-2006] three cities of Maharashtra state are under the order of curfew, Almost a full train was set on the fire, some Hundreds of buses are damaged, A few innocent people forced to face untimely death, High ways were forcedly kept without traffic for several hours, Why all this happen because, some hundred km. away in Kanpur, a person with ill mentality has performed an action, for which a person with sound mind will not think even during the sleeps. Dr. Baba Sahib Ambedkar, the mind behind the creation of constitution of democratic setup of our country was the leader of mosses. When we say that Baba Sahib is the leader of Dalits [Lower caste people] in fact it is a kind of injustice with the work and humanitarian attitude of this great knowledgeable leader of the masses.
Presently in our country we are on the ways of setting a trend of withholding life for the reasons that can be solved in other ways. We are in the democratic set up where the number plays the most important and crucial role, but think calling band, with holding the city life and holding the social and communal harmony on hostage to show one’s number is a democratic way of protest? Surely not because it over ruled the democratic rights of others. Instead of playing at the hands of politicians we have to learn the art of handling so called new emperors immersing in India after all we have crossed the fifty of living in a democratic set up and at least now should start taking advantage of our experience.
Today it is common thing that as because so and so place, due to some action, as our emotions are hurt, our Devi Devata were insulted, so we are calling for band in our city and taking out peaceful agitation to protest that. Just think at the most of the times this results in the loss of social and personal properties and even sometimes life of some innocent citizens. Though we have crossed fifty of independence but still we have to learn the art of utilizing our right of expressing self without being obstacle to the same right of others. We are from the country of Lord Rama and Lord Krishna, they have shown us the path of tackling the devil forces; just create the situations where the back up team of theses forces can be isolated from the rest of the society and than can be treated accordingly.
A recall a scene from recent hit “Lage Raho MunnaBhai” in which Gandhi Ji was expressing his desire of removing all his statues. If we fell that these statues are going to become an obstacle for our social harmony why not we are thinking in terms of implementing this hypothetical desire of our father of Nation to keep intact our real social harmony. Remember these personalities were great and worked for the society. Instead of erecting the statues the real homage to these elites, is the fallowing the way of life suggested by them and implementing their way of functioning in our day to day life will take our country on the path of progress. Otherwise it will become our destiny to face this situation some time on the name Rama, some time labeled with Allah or some time with any of our leader like this time Dr. Ambedkar. We have to remember
Jab Ramzan mein Hai Ram Aur Deepawali Mein Ali
Jhagadoo se kiya apana kam apani Dosti Bhali.
When there is Ram part of word Ramzan and Ali of the word Deepavali what we have to do with fighting, our friendship is better for that.
I wish to conclude my writing with the note it is necessity and demand of the present era to develop a social attitude of looking at such incidents not as the insult of our God / our religious faith or of our beloved leaders. We should learn look at incidents of such type as act of person of disturbed mentality. This is the only way of keeping our social, communal and nantional harmony intact and safe gaurding individual and national properties beside the saving precious human livies lossed.