22 March, 2011
Was the real intention of a government that lies to the nation on WikiLeaks cables and survives, as Arun Jaitley put it aptly, on a political sin, honest?
This government facilitates traitors as simply as that. And punishes patriots in the hope that it would get some Muslim votes.
Look how a secessionist Geelani is facilitated in Delhi, given a platform to demand India's second partition and then allowed to stay on at the expense of Indians to participate in Pakistan Day, at the house of Pakistan's high commissioner in Delhi.
Afzal's hanging is delayed deliberately to ensure Muslim votes. WikiLeaks cables, sent to Washington by American diplomats, corroborate what every sane Indian believes.
So is the case of handing over cases involving one set of people. The government of Lilliputians wants to prove something that must fetch it some Muslim votes.
They never tried to send the cases of ULFA, or NSCN, or Geelani-Arundhati Roy, or stone pelters of the valley who attacked the security personnel, to NIA.
That would have not fetched them what they wanted.
They treated Gujarat as an enemy country, mocked at its investment claims, as if money poring into Gujarat was meant for Pakistan. And now MP is on their list of assaults for obvious reasons.
One of their leaders shows a chestful of currency notes to a foreign diplomat. Nothing happens and the Prime Minister of the nation tries to obfuscate the issue.
Even Berlusconi appears more honest than our ruling elite.
A news emanating from Srinagar, sent by a national news agency, said that there are allegation that a Hindu temple has been ransacked and taken over by a mafia and a Hindu organization has demanded a CBI probe into that. Oh, too obliged that someone thought that this is news worth any notice. A brief mention, no name of the organization that demanded a probe, no name of the place where the temple was "allegedly" desecrated and no name of the leader of the Hindus who took up the cause, braving bullets.
Replace the term "Hindu temple" with the name of any other faith's place of worship and see the difference.
It pays to be a non-Hindu in this Hindu-majority nation.
Who is responsible for this sorry state of affairs where taking up a Hindu cause needs enveloping it in a secular parlance? Where even the supposedly Hindu nationalists are shy to say the word "Hindu" and the administration and the media empires led by those who still wear a Hindu name feel hesitant to come out in support of justice and fair play, lest they should be "misunderstood" as being communal.
In a situation when temples are desecrated without creating a whimper in the capital and the Prime Minister gleefully hands over small apartments to Hindu refugees in their own independent country without saying a single word of assurance that they would some day go back home, where a political opposition keeps mum on the main player of all sinful activities that is tearing apart the society and its core, thanks should be given to a brave Assange and the courageous leftist editor who chose to publish the cables taking the grave risk to his media empire at a time when most of the bravehearts in the media have turned "Padma durbaris".
If Hindus find themselves at such a receiving end, the blame must be borne by the leaders who claim they are Hindus. The babalogs. Very very rich. Enjoying a very influential list of devotees. Performing miracles. Running huge chains of colleges and "gau shalas".
Just ask them what was the last issue they won for the Hindus?
They have simply no dearth of money. Or influence. But driven by jealousies, hatred for each other, a killing spirit that survives on "unchecked" eavesdropping, and an uncanny intolerance of the intellectual inputs of the critical variety, the Hindu leadership seems to be failing the Hindu cause once again, post-Ayodhya movement.
It has chosen not to answer the inconvenient issues of caste-based discriminations, keeping a silence on incidences like Mirchpur. It never addressed the issue why in India none of the so-called mainstream newspapers has been able to have a single scheduled caste editor or why no scheduled caste leader is seen taking centre stage, in spite of being in a majority within the Hindu population of the country?
It hardly supported the issue of taking on the main player of all that's wrong in politics today. Why? The nation will, one day discuss the most horrendous case of backstabbing in our political life.
The temples and the gods are the same who were there when Karachi, Rawalpindi and Kabul were deserted and when Srinagar's Rainawari found itself exiled.
The same way, our honorable Prime Minister has failed the nation like a failed father.
He has missed the bus of courage and forgotten that individuals are small before national interest and that history is necessarily very ruthless.