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Un-making of a banana republic
Recently, the Supreme Court of India delivered a landmark judgment in which it imposed a ban on political parties and politicians to use caste and religion in the election. This judgment is welcomed by all the parties barring those parties, leaders and individuals who use religion, in the name of secularism and caste, in the name of social justice.

Some time back a student from Arunachal Pradesh was brutally murdered but nation remained silent and unperturbed till some students raised the murder in a big way. Alas! Poor Nido Tania is no more. A youngster, who came from Arunachal Pradesh to fulfil his dreams for a better tomorrow, killed brutally by racist hands.

A nation failed to protect her son, a state failed to respond to his desperate cries and ultimately police also failed to reach on time to stop those murderous hands. This happened in the Secular Socialist Republic of India. Is our nation true to its logo? The answer is already given by the death of Nido Tania. This case is a case of racism in a very ugly manner.

All the state organs remained totally mute because they were also had the race in mind. The killers belong to a big fanatic vote bank. All the state organs remained silent, fearing to lose that vote bank. It was some students from Jawahar Lal University and the University of Delhi who raised this racial murder which awakened the nation. Otherwise poor Nido Tania's death would have gone unnoticed.

Then reached scion of Gandhi dynasty and ruling Congress Vice President Shri Rahul Gandhi, Chief Minister of Delhi reached after five days of murder, all sleeping, Nero and Toms. This is India which counts votes even in coffins. No shame. Nobody can shame a shameless. Although here all claim India is a secular republic and there would be no discrimination on the basis of one's race, caste, religion, region, and gender.

All lies. What a big farce? Total hypocrisy! There is discrimination at every step. The race is a reality in this nation in one way or the other. This division is the true spirit of the constitution, justice system, system and secular democracy.

Back to the home of departed Nido Tania, Arunachal Pradesh and other six states, better known as seven sisters, are also notorious in their racist hate for Hindi-speaking people from another part of the country. Hindi speaking people, Biharis, Marwaris, Punjabis etc., bear the brunt of racism in northern states. But all the states organs so far miserably failed to rise to defend them and so far there is no law against racism.

North Eastern states are not alone in practising racial discrimination. In Jammu & Kashmir, Hindus and Hindi speaking people are treated very badly and they are repressed in all walks of life. In Kashmir valley, all the Hindu population has been wiped out. A large number of Hindus and Pundits have been living in refugee camps in Jammu, Delhi, Chandigarh etc., and other places for decades as refugees in their own country and still, there is no concern for them.

The Article 370, which gives special status to the state, is mainly responsible, for encouraging racial and divisive forces in the state. Hardly any action was taken against the marauders. Rather, they were given special packages in the name of healing touch and rehabilitations.

The natives slaughtered and plundered, their temples razed, tortured to looted of their gold and wealth; their women raped; a free license was to all the brutes to all acts of inhumanity and lust. The earth became red with the blood of its dear children: and the terrible army of butchers employed in so pious an expedition, in the name of Allah, lived unpunished.

The butchers were sent to wipe out the kafirs but are adored in this modern, democratic and secular nation. But this act by no means affects those who still treat those marauders for their wisdom, care and justice in spreading fanatic control over this pious land.

For the ruling class, there have been two struggling parties in their kingdom, under the names of Hindus and Muslims. It was considered that the Muslims were the best humans on the earth but however this be, but brute vote bank politics treat Hindus as inferior in their administration and all the important offices of the system.

Let's study real history, survey intellectuals, from Kashmir to Kanyakumari; study each tension, each bloodbath and read the teary reactions of the victims. They say how hope and fear, desire and hate; all were pushed behind by the dark cloud of power and vote banks and crying men, betrayed by fate and destiny; to tread the bloody paths without any hope, a treacherous tyrant in the midst, shuns all good and humanity for his faith and greed.

In Tamil Nadu too, Brahmins face all type of discrimination, abuse and insult. Due to the high percentage of caste reservation (69%), Brahmins hardly get any government job and denied admissions in government colleges and institutions.

In UP, Bihar, also Brahmins and other high caste people face all type of discrimination due to caste politics. In India, secularism has become minority communalism and social justice becomes caste-ism by quota castes. Now, one can see caste and communal institutions in every street and corner established and financed by governments. Even now the budget is allocated on caste and communal basis.

Scholarships, grants, contracts, agencies, permits etc., are allotted on caste and communal considerations. Same is the reality about admissions, employments, promotions, elections, etc., where caste and religion are the most important merit.

Now, some states are identified with a particular religion or caste groups. Practically Kashmir is an Islamic state, the Punjab is a Sikh state and Mizoram and Nagaland becomes Christian states. Similarly, U.P., Bihar, and Tamil Nadu become predominantly OBC states. Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh become ST states.

In these states, one religion or one caste groups are recognised as state religion or caste. On the same pattern, there are caste and communal political parties. Congress, Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samajwadi Party, Janta Dal United, DMK, AIADMK, Nationalist Congress Party, Communist Parties, National Conference, PDP, Akali Dal, Muslim League, etc., etc., almost all the political parties nurture and support one or more religion or caste groups.

But the irony of this is all swear by secularism and equality. Caste and communalism are realities in this country. Now, the situation is so grim that nobody has the courage to speak against caste and communal racism. One can see schools, colleges, universities, hostels, commissions, constituencies, states, ministries, and departments etc., which have been established to look into the caste and communal groups and interests.

Now, these privileged castes and religious groups repress and harass non-privileged groups. So somehow, the death of Nido Tania had shattered the peace of the nation. But, people have forgotten this death as they have the tendency to forget everything very quickly. But the strong judgment of the highest court of the land may put a break on this.

UP alone has witnessed more than 100 communal riots but all have forgotten them. Jammu & Kashmir has seen the elimination of entire Hindu population. But all have forgotten it. Similarly, the nation has also forgotten the three decades of terror in Punjab. Nobody pays any attention to the racial violence in North Eastern states where intruders from Bangladesh are welcomed but our own countrymen are repressed.

In Bengal and Kerala, communal riots and killing become a routine. If a nation wants to give true tribute to Nido Tania and other killings and wish to stop such type of racial deaths, first it must do away with all the caste and communal-based laws and provisions.

Similarly, a tough anti-racism law must be enacted to stop any type of caste, communal, race, region and language-based discrimination. Otherwise, the only name will be changed and some other unfortunate Nido Tania will meet the departed Nido Tania in heaven and racist hands will keep on playing their game of death. Politicians cannot do this but hopefully, the decision of Supreme Court may do this.

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