Many of thinkers and well wishers are professing the theory of insensitivity of majority of countrymen toward minority. We know that the so-called 'collective wisdom' of society has pronounced the verdict. But I can't buy this argument. Only 31.8 % Indian voters have favored Narendra Modi in this election. Those who call it Modi Lehar are ignoring the hard fact that 68.2 per cent of Indian voters didn't support BJP. We are thankful to the silent majority standing side by side to the secular citizens.
Should we hope that Narendra Modi will respect the constitution of India? Is it easy to forget that Modi is an obedient soldier of RSS which wants to make India a Hindu Rashtra?? Those who have been smart enough to peep into the RSS mind know well that this politico-cultural group believes that Muslim community is the major stumbling block to the idea of a Hindu nation.
It doesn't believe in the plurality of Indian Nation. RSS has always had its fellow travelers in the Congress and secular parties. Had the Congress been sincere in its efforts to counter the venomous ideology of RSS, it could have already done it in 1952. There had always been conflict of interests among secular parties and they have used the Muslim votes to serve their ulterior motives and parochial interests.
The Indian Muslims have miserably failed themselves to evolve a leadership within and always looked someone outside to lead them. From Bahuguna to Mulayam, we were always on the lookout for Messihas. There have always been splits in our ranks - vertical and horizontal. While RSS successfully polarized enough Hindu votes to win, our self-proclaimed leaders mislead their followers.
We are now at the mercy of NaMo for few decades and for the world he had fought elections on 'development plank'. However, there is a sop that he has offered - He himself said that if anybody touches Muslims, he won't sit idle. We have no choice to trust his word.
That reminds me the words of Moulana Abul Kalam Azad - "Let us consider dispassionately the consequence which will follow if we give effect to the Pakistan scheme. India will be divided into two states, one with a majority of Muslims and other of Hindus. In the Hindustan State there will remain three and half crores of Muslims scattered in small minorities all over the land. With 17 per cent in U.P., 12 per cent in Bihar and 9 per cent in Madras, they will be weaker than they are today in the Hindu majority provinces. They have their homelands in these regions for almost a thousand years and built up well know centers of Muslim culture and civilization there. They will awaken overnight and discover that they have become alien and foreigners. Backward industrially, educationally and economically, they will be left at the mercies of what would become an unadulterated Hindu Raj. On the other hand, their position within the Pakistan State will be vulnerable and weak. Nowhere is Pakistan will their majority be comparable to the Hindu majority in the Hindustan States. In fact their majority will be so slight that it will be offset by the economical, educational and political lead enjoyed by non-Muslims in these areas. Even if this were not so and Pakistan were overwhelmingly Muslim in population, it still could hardly solve the problems of Muslims in Hindustan."
The sagacious and farsighted eyes of Moulana were apprehending the situation that we are facing today. He was not opposed to partition only as a Congress leader but as Muslim reformer and statesman. Had Pakistan not been formed today, there would have been 35 per cent Muslims in undivided India.
My idea is that as Muslims we should welcome the Concept of Akhand Bharat of RSS wholeheartedly. We have bigger stake in the country's future and RSS is ready to help. We are with you Mr Bhagwat.
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