The issue of Citizenship Amendment Bill, which the BJP is trying all means and unseen and unseen intimidation for criticizing the govt. which has been taking place sometimes make the smaller community feel unsafe – Many now worried if the traditions, culture and history may have been abolished in their thinking process of Making “One India, One religion” theory. Criticism on the part had many times face trouble from the government.
Now, with the changing political theatre, the pride of India, for being the world’s largest democracy is slowly derogating its character with the modus operandi of fascists Hindu who are trying to convert the entire country into Hindu Raj. The new regime governing the nation is giving no respect to ‘Secularism’ which is in the preamble of the Indian constitution.
The world’s largest democracy remains dogged by the twin legacies of feudalism and colonialism. It’s no wrong to say that citizens are treated like subjects. Elected representatives (except some few), who are meant to serve the people often act like feudal lords than representatives of the people.
Under this legacy, Global capitalists are invited to exploit the lands and indigenous labour of some of the most oppressed downtrodden people. Since India was built as a nation, after driving out the British Colonial rulers nothing is change to the life of the common people. Common people in India still suffer from exclusion, discrimination and abuse under its caste, class, ethnic and gender system. Yet, the BJP tries to neutralize by passing a Bill for reservation of 10% in all government jobs and education for general people who are below the property line. The introduction of the 10% reservation for general class now misinterprets the real reason behind the purpose reservations for ethnic communities.
What is more horrifying is the open secret agenda of the fascists Hindu Regime which is making all sort of strategy to convert the entire country into one religion one nation. It is indeed a direct blow to the Constitution of India. As these group is utilizing all form of powers including the executive as well the judiciary, no Indian at present have the gut to challenge such unconstitutional activities.
There are good Hindu, but this is the first time that the country is witnessing a group of Hindu followers who are fascists and feudalistic in character.
Back here in the state of Manipur, voice of the Indigenous Manipuri who have been struggling hard for revival of the Indigenous Meitei religion has been almost suppressed. The titular King who had once converted to Sanamahi religion now becomes a real bhak of Shri Shri Govinda. Many youth’s leaders who had been advocating the merger of Manipur to the Indian Union on October 15, 1959 as illegal now are seen wearing sffron cap, khaki half pant and say nothing when the Mythology of the erstwhile nation have been insulted.
Saying so, it would be wrong to say that Narendra Modi administration is not doing anything for the country. Same way Manipur Chief Minister have also done many appreciating works and taken up schemes for the people. Only think matter is the amalgamation of the administration with that of religion. Being good does not necessarily mean that every people should wear the kind of shirt that the leader wear or every citizen eat what the leader eat. Let religion be separated from running the state.
Let’s uphold the country’s constitution by respecting the preamble.
Rinku Khumukcham, Editor of Imphal Times has more than 15+ years in the field of Journalism. A seasoned editor, was a former editor of ISTV News. He resides in Keishamthong Elangbam Leikai, with his wife and parents.