If within the limits of law, no attempt to save the religion is immoral
16 August, 2014
'Dharma' is the basis of our existence. Even if you deny the actuality of God, you cannot rebut the moral values as advocated by our religious books. 'Bhagavad Gita' or 'Quran' are a guide not just for religious practices but also for our social behavior, our understanding of right and wrong and our sustainable growth.
These holy books teach us the value of morality and justice. Religion in no way divides humans; however it is the misconception of translators that many a times leads to communal differences. Nevertheless, Dharma must be followed and the teachings must be adhered to. Plus, any illicit endeavors to harm the Dharma shall be retaliated cogently.
?Love Jihad? is what they have termed it and is what that has become a sensitive concern in the parts of the U.P. The two words combine to present a delicate form of Jihad, which boosts men of the Muslim community to target girls belonging to non-Muslim communities for conversion to Islam.
Herein, the young girls are approached lovingly and many a times sympathetically with a view to reassuring them to part with their religion and adopt Islam. The instance when the non-Muslim girl of Karnataka
married a Muslim boy of Kerala
was when Love Jihad was accorded a solemn thought. The police said ?Love Jihad was a campaign with no substance?.In no way am I attacking any religion; however I am concerned about the religion I belong to. And I wholeheartedly believe that our (India?s) religious multiplicity is what that makes us feel proud and contented.
I am, however, concerned when I hear people alleging that the actions of RSS and other Hindu-backed associations are dividing the nation on communal lines. Is the attempt of the RSS wherein their cadres would tie ?Rakhis? on the hands of Hindus with a vow to safeguard the religion against any illicit attacks an unethical or unlawful measure? The recent incident of Meerut
should not be hyped; however the underlying issues must be resolved.
It is to be remembered that the Kerala police in October 2009 reported that there were strong reasons to suspect concentrated attempts to convince non-Muslim girls for conversion to Islam post they fell in love with a Muslim boy. Now, there is a very thin line of demarcation between ?conversion to Islam? and ?organized conversion to Islam?. We very well know that voluntary religious conversion is legal in India; however what would you say about an organized setup wherein Muslim boys are encouraged by community leaders to deceive non-Muslim girls by offering them pity perks like false love, corrupt money, or better prospect of finding real God?
Love sees no boundaries and serves as a pure bonding between two humans. Marrying person of a dissimilar community is not forbidden in India; however no religion can have the authority of cheering organized love and conversion. This is what the RSS realized and thus has come up with a campaign of tying Rakhis so as to make certain that the Hindus are not enticed by untrue representations. The endeavor of the RSS is well within the limits of law and hence cannot be alleged as immoral. It is just that a few of our politicians do not escape any chance of appeasing particular groups. Now, sensible and prudent verdict of the common man is much-needed.
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A Chartered Accountant by profession and Director on the board of Punjab National Bank (PNB), General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC) and Rural Electrification Corporation Limited (REC). Dr. Sunil Gupta is working flawlessly for the economic and social prosperity of India.