There is no doubt that every party is despondent due to elevation of Narendra Damodardas Modi — from Kanyakumari to Kashmir. And the only one reason behind this is the “2002 Gujarat Riot”. Now I want to ask one question. Did only one riot take place in the country after 1947 where minorities were slaughtered?
First of all, I put some riot details before the people of India who are aimlessly fighting in the name of religions, resulting in only tears, destitution and dearness.
|1961||Jabalpur, MP||Not Clear||Congress|
|1967||Hatia-Ranchi||200+||Jana Kranti Dal|
|1983||Nellie, Assam||2500+||President Rule|
There have been approximately 60 major communal riots since 1961. Of the 20 riots mentioned above, 12 took place under the rule of Congress (ideological secular but I do not think so), 04 under president rule, 03 under other parties (so called secular) and one under BJP (described communal by so-called secular parties). But barring Modi, no chief ministers have ever been demonized for the communal riots that happened under their watch. As the data show, many parties and chief ministers must be in the dock if Modi is to be held accountable for the 2002 Gujarat riot. Be it riots or terror attacks, Congress too has lot to answer. Surely Modi must answer for 2002.
What happened in 1984? It was only Congress party members who led mobs in attacks on the Sikh community in retaliation for the assassination of Indira Gandhi. The 1984 riot does not fall into the category of communal riots between communities but it was, in fact, direct attack by cadres of a political party on one community. Now one can easily understand and calculate who is communal & who is secular.
There has been a monotonic increase in the barrier between two communities, decade by decade, and what had begun as a by-product of the British rule has now become a fixed and extensive feature of the politics of contemporary India –Amartya Sen, Economist & Nobel Laureate.
One may say, the left and Lalu Prashad Yadav and now Nitish Kumar have tried to tackle this problem more seriously. Lalu Yadav and Nitish Kumar acted out of political compulsion but have stuck to their guns. The way Bihar became riot-free shows that if the state is determined, no riots can take place.
The Congress, though ideological secular, has always followed quite dubious policies and has never made any serious attempt to check communal violence in the state ruled by it. On the Babri Masjid-Ramjanambhumi controversy, it never took a clear and determined stand, rather allowed it to be demolished and plunged the whole country into the inferno of communal violence.
Nobody is concerned and caring about our beloved country. Everyone has only one motive and that is “how to make our country poverty-stricken”.
Lastly I would like to say these couplets (if we want our country to become super power):
Bahut Khel Chuke Khel Dushmani Ka/ Ab Dosti Ka Khel Khelte Hain;
Kya De Sake Hain Siwa Dahshat Ke Hum/ Chalo Chain Aman Ki Raah Ab Chalte Hain;
Khare Honge Jab Hum Tum Sath Sath/ Phir Dekho Dushman Ke Dil Kaise Jalte Hain;
Tod Do Duriyon Ki Diwaar Ab Tum/ Dushmani Ko Chalo Pairo Tale Masalte Hain;
Banayenge Milker Ek Haseen Bharat Hum/ Paak Muhabbat Se Gale Milte Hain;
Jahan Na Ho Bhed Bhav Ki Bhawna/ Le Chalo Sabko Aisi Dager Chalte Hain
Mohammad Neyaz Asghar belongs to Samastipur district in Bihar. He is currently working as an engineer in the Middle East and can be reached at Email: email@example.com