Committee, which was appointed in 2005 by the PM to report the real
condition of Muslims in India, revealed the social,
economic, and political backwardness of the community despite
of uncountable measures adopted by the governments in more than
past 30-35 years.
Though the coming
in of a minority-favoring government enhances the feeling
of security among Muslims, in real sense, the living conditions
rarely advance. It is quite known to all that the so-called
secular political groups make every attempt to make the minority
community realize that they are backed by the government in all the
wrongs they commit.
While on one hand,
most of the Hindus prefer preserving acceptable
detachment from Muslims; the political groups on
the other hand talk of promoting the wellbeing
of this community till the votes are in their favor. Indeed,
the essence of the word 'secular' has been manipulated in
the country that is home to almost every prevailing religion
in the world.
None of the
political leaders are worried about the countless tailbacks; rather
'Ponzi' schemes declaring extraordinary returns are
announced every other day with a view
to fascinate Muslim voters. According to a recent
finding, Muslim women are far educationally backward than the SCs and
political groups and their so-called secular leaders discontinue
considering Muslims as a mere vote bank, the
circumstances can hardly progress. Plus, a vital role
also needs to be played by the members of this community with
respect to appreciating and favoring real development.
A K Antony, heading
the committee probing the underlying reasons of Congress'
disaster, has recently set the political arena on
fire by claiming that too much appeasement of the
minority was what caused the Congress to pack their
bags. Again, no one seems to be worried of the facts
revealed by the Sachar Committee, which begs for
factual betterment of the minority.
Lastly, alike is
the case with backward castes, which once were coddled for
being key voters for particular political groups; however
with time focus shifted more towards the minority voters.
Vital to note, the percentage of underprivileged from amongst the Hindu backward castes as well as the non-reserved castes is far more than the percentage of minority under the poverty line.
acknowledged by all is the fact that our senseless reservation
system enhances the living standard of only the capable
backward families, whereas the really economically deprived
families, no matter from general or the reserved
category, rarely fetch any paybacks. Time urgently calls
for comprehensive reinvention of the definition
of secularism and backwardness.