Buddha first of all fed that man with a nice meal and then started preaching him after inquiring about the welfare of his family. The man started to listen and converted to Buddhism. Then Buddha told his disciple that no hungry man could be given lectures. First he has to be fed and only then he can become religious.
The same is true of patriotism. A hungry man cannot be expected to become a patriot. In fact, 40% of India's population, which lives below the poverty line and is illiterate, cannot be expected to even know what patriotism is. They do not even know the concept of patriotism or nationalism. All they know is that they are hungry and anybody who removes their hunger is their friend.
That is why so many poor Hindus get converted to Christianity because the Christian missionaries offer them food. Similarly, in the past the Muslim rulers had converted a number of Hindus by offering them food and other facilities. The poor people do not understand the niceties of elections but vote for the candidate who offers them food and drinks.
So, Government of India should not expect this from poor people that they would be patriotic. They do not care whether Kashmir is in India or in Pakistan or that Chinese have occupied our lands. Many of them do not know anything about these matters. All they are interested in is getting roti, kapda aur makan. (bread, clothing and housing).
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