It has been a long time.
I have felt this ever increasing need to speak up about the atrocities being committed in the name of hindutva in our country. But then i skip it because i didnt know how to say it any different.
I am an ardent fan of books. I read lots of them. I think a lot of people are not exposed to the beauty of books because of which they remain unaware of the importance of inclusivity in our current constitution. I fear that its days are numbered too. Maybe it is this lack of understanding that blinds them from the impending consequences of oppression.
The truth is even people who understand these turn blind fanatics. Maybe because of the comfort of standing among the majority, the false sense of authority and power that comes when nodding heads to the ones in power or its just the thrill of domination.
The ram temple issue was the cherry on the cake. How insecure are you, buddy?
I mean, it is understandable to fight and make your stand when you are oprressed, denied representation.
But, in a country with a majoritarian hindu community, the need for showing off is pathetic.
There is a story.
Once upon a time, there lived a prince who sacrificed his kingdom and went on exile because of his evil stepmother. He takes his wife along with him. The young lady gets captured by another evil man. The evil guy never touched her without her consent. Our hero, the king gathers an army, kills the evil man and gets his wife back. They return to their homeland. His mates there tell him that they doubt his wife’s purity. Right, because purity of a woman is in her body and not her heart. Again, our hero who is so powerful and good hearted, is torn between a whole kingdom who supports him and a single person, his wife. So, he leaves her, becomes the ideal man who sacrificed the love of his life for the well-being of his kingdom and returns to rule. *we can add some emotional moments here and there, but, the story remains the same.
Its okay to be whatever you want to be and believe whatever you want to believe, but, there’s a line between you and me . So, please stick to your faith and judgement and dont teach me what i should believe.