As per Indian secularism, the idea that there could be one law governing all citizens of the country (A Common Civil Code) is sure to divide the people. Indian secularism demands to insist on different laws for different communities.
Abrogation of Article 370 – A privileged status given to one state and treating it differently from all other states is the best way of ensuring the unity of the country. Only a communal minded person would refuse to see the force of logic that despite Kashmir is part of India, but since it has a Muslim majority, it cannot be treated on par with other states.
A temple of Shri Ram at Ayodhya – Straightaway Communal.
The Indian Secular platform condemns the slogan “justice for all, appeasement of none” as a betraying attempt to deny equality to the minorities. Appeasement of a few and justice for none is a more secular program.
The highest court in the land might have held that Hindutva is a way of life that is consistent with secularism. Still, the secular agenda overrules it and holds the concept of Hindutva itself to be a doubtful idea.
Islam in India is almost as old as Islam itself. The British replaced the decaying Mughal Empire and created new cleavages between India’s communities. Given this history, it is not difficult for cheap political and religious leaders to whip up communal sentiment, where none would usually exist to serve their narrow electoral ends. Individual ambition, politics of minority-ism and perversion of “secularism” has helped them succeed so far.
Indian politicians have done a grievous wrong to the cause of Muslims by treating them as votes rather than a minority needing education and empowerment. The more impoverished Muslims are, the easier it is for “Secular Parties” to bank their votes. Liberal Muslims (the well educated, the intellectuals) never condemned or challenged such regressive politics. Those in the creative filed (films, poetry, and arts), cry of manufactured intolerance but observe radio silence (complicit) on acts of terror and violence perpetrated on the majority populace. These are the real threats to a plural, peaceful, and prosperous India.
Hinduism is the world’s most evolved and tolerant religion. It is so open-ended that it is vulnerable to both internal and external abuse. Its civilizational character – tolerance, generosity, and uncritical acceptance of other faiths – has allowed political parties to sell their brand of perverted secularism to liberal Hindus and paranoid Muslims to win elections.
A “secular” government’s order to re-examine the cases of jailed Muslims charge-sheeted for terrorism is the best example of “secular” politics. They promise Muslims all kinds of sops but keep them buried in poverty. They keep them active on the secular agenda projecting as their protectors. Secularism helps in the community’s alienation from the mainstream with a sense of victimhood.
Sometimes, the men of peace are taken for granted by those who mistake tolerance for weakness. Lately, the sense that they have been dealt a counterfeit hand by secular poseurs is rapidly emerging. Those who believe in being Indian first, and everything else second, must take the lead to compress the period in which modern secularism replaces the fraudulent, toxic variety we have today.