BJP MP Hukum Singh says that there is too much fuss about the incidents highlighting atrocities on minorities. Others should understand the pain of the people who venerate cow as ‘Mother’. In his words, it is a latest ‘fashion’ for “pseudo-secularists” to speak against the cow-vigilante groups. Well, he is right. Isn’t he? We surely are saying too much about them and they just don’t say anything. They commit the deed and share it on the internet for the followers and supporters to watch. They also forget that the rest of the world isn’t blind. What kind of image are we projecting to the others especially to the ones who have never visited our land? Have we forgotten that what we post on internet is seen worldwide? Well, let’s just say for someone the image of ‘Incredible India’ is shattered. Some people just sit and laugh at us for the stupid and teeny things that we are fighting on. I am not saying that what others ‘think’ affect me that much, but when someone tarnishes the reflection of my country that bothers me. Ask yourself, are we now just bunch of radicals who would beat up the fellow citizen just because we don’t agree on the same thing! I guess these people have forgotten what era we live in.
35 gau rakshaks attacked, stripped and flogged 7 Dalits for skinning a dead cow in Gujarat, Muslim women beaten for carrying Buffalo meat in MP, Goons bashing a man carrying meat and threatened him with a gun in Sohna, Gau rakshaks force-fed two Muslim men with a cow dung mixture for supposedly transporting beef in Faridabad, two cattle traders beaten, robbed and hanged from a tree in Jharkhand, Kashmiri students arrested in Chittorgarh for cooking meat in the hostel (Meat was not beef). The list is goes on… for more you can do a Google search. The media, throwing more light is flooded with such things.
Calling it an exaggeration decking would be incorrect?! Hmm…! What should we declare it then…Justice?! If such groups and activists are the law-enforcers now, then what do we need Judiciary for? Justice is now served on the streets in broad-daylight, no FIR required, no delayed dates, no evidence and witnesses needed. Isn’t that quick and easy for everybody then! We all should start taking law in our hands and take justice for ourselves. Right?! Let’s just say we would reduce some of the load from the shoulders of our overburdened judiciary where cases are pending for so long that sometimes the accused or victims do not live to hear the verdict.
Differences of opinions are quite obvious even in a close-knitted family when all are from the same castes, religion, state, language and sometimes same color. Why can’t this happen in nation which is actually called for ‘Unity in Diversity’ around the world. So what do I do if I differ from what my friend says? Beat her up and post the video online? We are cleverer than this. Aren’t we? Public lynching, recording the incident and then sharing the video on social media won’t bring contentment to anybody. It is an alarming trend which should be stopped. We can use media for better purposes and stop this hatred right now.
To not agree with ‘You’ is other person’s right. Can’t we respect that? And even if you see someone breaking the law, there is system to follow. Law isn’t made to break; it is meant to be followed. Can we be more civic?