I AM BEING TERMED COMMUNAL
Ever since I started raising voice against the injustice done on majority, I am being categorized as communal.
I am secular & enlightened till the time I speak against Gujarat riots, Dadri incident, Muzaffarnagar riots. But I am communal if I support issue of #KashmiriPandits who are leading a despondent life since decades, I am communal if I question about the murder of #PrashantPoojary, I am communal if I raise voice against #Maldariots where situation is pathetic & tense presently.
Nobody is calling those people communal who are openly condemning singing the National Anthem anti religion but I am communal if I support Sanskrit to be a part of school curriculum because it is the only medium to understand our more than 5000 year old history.
Is it me who is being apathetic to communal distortions prevailing in country or is it media who is being ignorant & selective in covering injustice happening in the country. Media & politicians are demarcating the issues on the basis of groups. Media may be subjugated by some political parties or may be influenced by monetary benefits, media houses know it better.
Fortunately or unfortunately I am born as a Hindu (these days so called communal or Modibhakts or RSS supporters) Kindly pay special attention, being Hindu does not mean that I am against other communities or belief system. I respect other communities, there faith, the same way as I respect mine and neither have any interest in vehemently imposing my ideologies on other communities. But if I am being attacked due to my principles & ideologies & still being unheard by the media or the government I HAVE A PROBLEM.
This article is not at all an attacking weapon towards anyone, it’s my defensive approach to elevate the distresses which need immediate attention from the country. Major media channels are tight lipped on current Malda riots. Why? No discussion of Prashant Poojary’s death. Why? Kashmiri Pandits not being covered by media channels. Why? No highlighting of Maulvis issuing fatwa against Muslim headmaster in Kolkata, calling the National Anthem a ‘sacrilege’ and ‘a Hindutva song’. Why?
I am not writing this article to express hatred towards any community and nor to build some communal rift in the country. I am writing this article to highlight my individual selfish apprehension, if in future, something wrong similar to Malda riots, Issue of Kashmiri Pandits happen with me and my family then our voices will be left unheard by media & government because I am a Hindu, majority. I don’t want this to happen to me.
I have equal sympathy with the family of Akhlaq as I have with Poojary’s family, it is this elite class of journalists & politicians who are insensitive towards different issues on the basis of religion. They are keeping their own interest above National interest. It’s not me who is communal it’s MEDIA & POLITICIANS WHO ARE COMMUNAL.