Chaos, confusion and uncertainty… as millions in India Crowd Banks to exchange currency while Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, smiles in Japan. A 7-year old child, Ibrahim, reacts: “It looks like a festival time in India…people gathering together at one place”.
Media discourse around Uniform Civil Code (UCC) is articulated in such a way that makes us believe that Muslims are more loyal to Islamic system of justice than the secular one.
This misplaced public perception is truly tragic and unfortunateFear and reform are antithetical to each other. Both cannot go together. To bring about social reforms, first it is necessary to create congenial atmosphere. Unfortunately, on this front, the Modi government in power has miserably failed. Instead rhetoric from leaders of the ruling party have only fueled to widen the gulf.
‘The result of Bihar Assembly Election in favor of Grand Alliance led by Nitish Kumar is like oxygen being provided to Muslims’ expressed Mohammad Majeed, a Lecturer of Computer Science in Libya. He resumed: ‘We felt suffocated at the idea of BJP coming to power in Bihar’.
Truly Muslims abroad carry apprehensions about the way political narratives are being played in India by the vested interest to target a particular community for what it eats and how it dresses.
Such events truly demoralize us and belittle aspirations of millions of Muslims who work abroad in so many unfavorable situations with only one hope of going back to India with happy and secured future.
Published: The Tripoli Post, http://www.tripolipost.com/articledetail.asp?c=5&i=9821 Nothing shocked India with as much intensity of tragedy in its sixty five year of history as that of the brutal gang rape of a 23-year old girl and her subsequent death out of trauma. The… Read More ›