When two individuals fight to death, it generally resulted due to momentary anger & spontaneous reactions. However when two groups fight to death, then most of the time it is well organized by vicious people with a selfish agenda! Vested interest people with a self-centered target use to provoke people dividing them emotionally & sentimentally on sensitive lines such as religion, caste, region etc. Repeated provocations & brainwashing make communities/groups angry & enmity reaches a level where people lost their mind & stop behaving as human! Thus starts a riot where innocent people lost their life & both public & privet properties damaged! It also be noted that the provokers of rival groups in fact work in tandem with a partnership to get environment dirty to salvage their selfish interest!
India is experiencing riots for at least last 100 years! In a sane condition all knows who the perpetrators are & what their target is. The conspirators always remain in win-win situation. Because, they never active during the riot so no loss of life to them or their family or relatives. On the other hand because riot occurred & hence they succeed! They practice such tricks repeatedly & achieve what they wish!
My question is why we are not taking lesson from it! In any case the common people who are vulnerable to be provoked & easily believe rumors are always being in loss-loss situation. Out of emotion either they kill or be killed. In both cases, either a loss of life takes place or one ended up being a murderer! Once the phase of riot is over, there remain a vacuum. Life loss has a bearing on family & relatives! Murderers lost their soul! People started repenting on their behavior & perhaps never excused themselves!
The recent UP riot where 28 lives lost, should be a time for our introspection. Why should we be vulnerable to selfish design! Why don’t we see the intention of orchestrators! Why should we behave like beasts & ready to kill our neighbors, friends only because their faith, caste or region is different! We live in a society & we are neither soldier nor there is a war!
We need to increase our SQ (Spiritual quotient) here. This will help us in understanding our soul & the religion we profess. No religion ever endorses riots, killing people & becoming insane! When we indulge in riots, we work against society, against the nation & most importantly against the humanity!
To be part of a vibrant society, we need to build such a society where communities different in terms of caste, creed, religion, race, region, language etc can cohabitate peacefully greeting each other. If we fail to build it, then opportunists will not leave any stones unturned till they are able to destroy your humanity & convert you to be inhuman!
According to a Chinese proverb, ‘Goat like people gets Wolf like rulers!’ Now choice is yours!!
Note: My topic here is on riot where two groups are clashing. Violence in1984 & 2002 Godhra train burning & post Godhra incidents don’t qualify to be riot. Those were simply genocides!