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The fresh violence against Hindus in West
Bengal calls for the collective conscience of this country.
DALALS (Damn Left and Lutyens Scribes), as expected, first
ignored and then dumbed it down to the fabricated Governor-Chief Minister spat.
Political parties such as Congress, Communists and regional
heavyweights, avoided mention of any atrocity against the Hindus. Rahul Gandhi trained
his eyes and concern on PM's silence on China.
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and Bharatiya Janata Party
(BJP), flogged everyday as the face of a communalist Saffron, haven't uttered a
word in anger. (So next time they are termed bigots, use this instance to shut the
But then what's new?
No less than 600 temples were destroyed in Bangladesh in
1992. Thousands of Hindus were killed
and raped; paraded naked on the streets of Bhola town, shops looted, deities
There was little outrage in media or from any State.
among the near 300 temples destroyed, the demolition of one was personally
supervised by a minister in Lahore.
Dozens of Hindus were murdered.
The collective silence of the world was deafening.
The exodus of Kashmiri Pundits is a reality. A community
uprooted and displaced still carries psychological and financial scars.
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But don't expect it to shake the conscience of this
country's intelligentsia or media.
The partition of 1947 created a Muslim state in Pakistan and
afforded them the "freedom." But the Hindus "haven't been recognized as a
nation or a state nor a control over their own homeland," as Abhas Chatterjee,
author of The Concept of Hindu Nation,
If any Jew is treated unfairly in any part of the world, the
State of Israel, as their representative, loses no time in raising the issue.
Contrast this with the case of Sunil Wadhera, a Hindu who died in an accident
in Saudi Arabia
a few years ago. As against a policy of compensation of 6-7 lakh dinars offered
to a Muslim, Wadhera was extended only 17,000 dinars. Reason, he was a Kafir. "The value of his life was no
more than a paltry sum," wrote Abhas Chatterjee "What's significant is that
even against such an inhuman, outrageous affront, there was no State which
could raise its voice on behalf of the Hindu."
What had upset the discerners was that India, which all along had supported the Arab
cause in Palestine,
didn't take up Wadhera's matter with the Saudi government.
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Ashish Shukla is an Indian journalist and author who has his new book:"HOW UNITED STATES SHOT HUAMNITY: Muslims Ruined Europe Next" released worldwide.
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