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Isn't 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' a non-issue?
Sometimes simple things get complicated due to hyperbolic politics. RSS chief said in a program that the next generation kids must be taught to say 'Bharat Mata ki Jai'. Like every Indian and every Indian organization both RSS chief and RSS has their right to wish or even demand something.

But because RSS chief said so, hence anti-RSS politicians began to consider 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' as an offence. I wonder why? If the RSS chief says that one should breathe, then will those opposing characters stop breathing? Many in India are against RSS ideology. But being against one's ideology is a democratic right. But should that be the only reason to oppose everything said by RSS or make and non-issue appear to be a greater issue? 

AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi, who is desperate to make himself the face of the minority community of India, has taken this opportunity to make 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' as anti-Muslim. Is it really anti-Islam? Majority of the Muslim community have rejected Owaisi's version. The community displayed that they might be against the ideology but are not ready to accept 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' as RSS's exclusive property. Every Indian has the spirit in them whether they say it loudly or don't say it. One may not say 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' but certainly doesn't oppose if somebody says it.

Some intellectuals, especially the left leaning people came out with a peculiar concept of opposing RSS's opinion. Some in their articles said that RSS's version of Bharat Mata is not acceptable. According to them, RSS's version of Bharat Mata is a fair lady wearing a dazzling sari and crown on her head. The average Bharat Mata should also be a black woman and wearing a torn sari (displaying utter poverty). Point is that RSS's Bharat Mata represents the rich class where as Bharta Mata should represent the poor black lady.

I agree that they have a point. One has the right to imagine how one's mother should look. But irrespective of how the mother looks, should one stop saying 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai'? Despite one's body colour, the wearing and how she looks, mother is always a mother and one should hail his mother unconditionally.

The problem is when a non-issue is made into a big issue, people sure fault on some steps. For example, Owasis's line of not saying 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' is contradicted when he said that 'Jai Hind' or 'Jai Bharat' is acceptable to him. Technically the meaning of 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai',' Jai Hind' or 'Jai Bharat' are the same. Owaisi only exposed on gender discrimination.

There are lots of issues worth worrying. 'Bharat Mata Ki jai' is clearly a non-issue. Not saying this slogan doesn't make one anti-national. But definitely opposing this slogan for no logic proves how shallow their intellect is and how desperate are they to oppose something for the sake of opposition only. I don't say Bharat Mata Ki jai' but I don't oppose anybody for saying it.

Hope good sense will prevail on all those who are hell bent upon to bloat up a non-issue. Ideological difference is alright but why to display political and intellect bankruptcy?

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