Friday, April 24, 2015

"Violation of rights"

Good evening!

What the f**k is wrong with Maharashtra Government? Seriously, banning beef has nothing to do with religion! The state government even went on to say there is no fundamental right to eat beef and the state can regulate citizen's right to choice of food. Honestly, how is the statement no different from the everyday antics of ISIS telling people what to do and what not to do? This is what I have been fearing with the BJP led government in central as well as in Maharashtra including other states with BJP government. One way or the other way, the RSS ideology always swooped into play when I starts to believe India is not run by communal parties. And Lo! The government does really care for the livestock of Bulls and Bullocks when farmers, i.e, actual human beings, are committing suicide because their plights are not worthy to be in the league of contentious issues like Ayodhya, Godhra, Babri Masjid, etc.

See in a wider picture, the banning of beef will only add further doubts on the minority people whose religions are not Hindu. That's how the seed of disharmony is planted between Hindu followers and non-Hindus. And it seemed the government is hell bent on nurturing the seed already planted. I will really feel bad as a non-Hindu when the food I have been eating independently is going to be ban in every states of India since the ban in Maharashtra. And personally, I will never ever enjoy eating beef in front of my friends who are Hindus because it will hurt their sentiments. But then, I'm cooking and eating it in my own house, and that's my fundamental rights which I'm not ready to give it away. Even more nauseous about the banning of beef in Maharashtra is the police having the rights to barge in any house and check whether the ban has been violated or not. Literally, it means you are a criminal if you are eating beef in Maharashtra.

Now, I really don't understand what was the point of studying food chain system in Biology class when I was growing up? Obviously, I won't slaughter any animals just for fun or in order to hurt other sentiments. The food chain mentioned that humans are both vegetarian and non-vegetarian. Imagine the plight of a common Maharashtrian who grew up eating beef as a food and so were his or her forefathers, ancestors, parents, etc., is being banned and further planned to be ban all over India as reported in TIME. I'm afraid the BJP led government in Maharastra is following the ideology of Adolf Hitler. After banning beef as food and justifying the ban with the statement "Eating beef is not a fundamental rights" is completely nonsensical. The ban itself is the strategy of Machiavellianism politicians trying to exploit the majority communal sentiments and beliefs at the cost of minority people.

Therefore, every one of us need to question Narendra Modi being the leader of BJP as well as the leader of central government in New Delhi. Is his BJP government an agenda for the Hindu ideologists or the people of India irrespective of religions and background? If the government is for the people, was the decision made by the Maharashtra government a fair decision or a move to appease certain sects of community? I wish if the last government led by Congress party in central as well as in Maharashtra was without controversies.

Modi government is certainly doing good in some fields. But it is also like a ticking time bomb waiting to explode because mixing religion and politics is the worst thing that can happen in democracy. It is good the central government speaking about bullet trains, Made in India initiative, clean India movement, look east policy, bank accounts for all, encouraging Defence Research & Development Organisation for more scientific achievement, etc., and to develop all these dreams to reality in India. However, we must also not forget not all Indians belong to middle class or lower middle class family. And also the fact that India is a very diverse country in which there are also many non-Hindus. 

Hence, the seven fundamental rights to safeguard all the citizens of India.

1. Right to equality. 2. Right to freedom. 3. Right against exploitation. 4. Right to freedom of religion. 5. Cultural and Educational rights. 6. Right to constitutional remedies. 7. Right to life.

Although, I have not mentioned the details of the 7 fundamental rights, I would like to stress on the Cultural and Educational rights. The Cultural and Educational rights preserve the right of any section of citizens to conserve their culture, language or script, and right of minorities to establish and administer educational institutions of their choice. After all, not every culture and our way of living, eating, etc., are same or similar. And it is impossible to say my culture and your culture will not clash at all. But it is also not impossible to tolerate one another culture. Thus, the fundamental Cultural and Educational rights for every citizens of India. You and I have to be alert with every move of Government trying to solidify communal politics.

Food for Thought: “He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.” George Bernard Shaw.

Thank you. Have a good weekend!

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