Friday, September 18, 2015
AR Rahman. Fatwa. Ghar Wapsi.
There is no way you can equate the terror-mongering, suicide-bombing fanaticism of extreme Islamists to petty vandalism (on Valentine’s day) and loose 'communal' comments of the so called 'extremist' Hindu groups.
There is nothing in the Hindu world that will remotely counter/compare with the fatwa-issuing-and-beheading reptilian cold bloodedness of Muslim fundamentalists.
Even the demolition of one Babri Masjid blown up a hundred times is a molehill when placed next to the mountain of a thousand temples razed by Islamic ‘rulers’ of the past (so what if there was no constitution then?, the present day Muslims hero worship all those invaders, even Aurangzeb! and condone their depradation), or with the festoons of Pakistani flags in Muslim areas of present India, or with the open support given to Kashmiri separatists by others of the same ‘brotherhood’, or with the ten thousand ‘Innocent’ Muslims who joined Yakub Memon’s funeral procession.
There is no way you can compare the million Hindus voices condemning one Godhra and their insatiable craving for secularism and Muslim welfare, with the thundering silence from the Muslim community over the slaughter of five Lakh or more Kashmiri Hindus, over the bull dozing of temples in Pakistan and Bangladesh, over terrorism, over the blowing up of Bamiyan Budhhas by the Taliban.
But the media does it again.
“Who are you to dictate to AR Rahman to do Ghar Wapsi?” was the opening comment of the debate.
When and where did the remark from VHP sound like a dictation???
They played the clip again and again, hoping to make up with quantity, for what was lacking/completely absent in quality, but in vain. It just did not sound like a dictat, and not remotely close to a Fatwa on someone’s head.
It was a simple invitation. A message of welcome. There was neither threat, nor compulsion, nor persuasion with incentives.
But the media went on.
In fact, the invitation for Ghar Wapsi must have come as a relief to the media. They would have found it awkward, somewhat uncomfortable to condemn the Fatwa issuing Muslim group.
The VHP, by issuing an invitation for Ghar Wapsi, has surely come to the media’s rescue. Now they can take all their ‘condemnation’ to the Hindu group, assure the Muslims that ‘look, we are not condemning you alone, we are condemning the Hindus as well; in fact, we would not condemn you at all, but what to do, compulsions”, and keep the Muslims appeased.
These were the same dogs who fought for the rights of Christian missionaries to propagate their religion, quoting the Constitution, fundamental rights and legalities again and again.
These were the very fellows who hijacked one statement from Obama about restriction of religious freedom in India and used it freely to support the missionaries in their shameful maligning of idol worship and polytheism.
To be sure, these are the same people who have looked the other way as the Vatican funded church has converted people of independent India to Christianity every day using money, other incentives, persuasion and what not.
And today, when VHP merely invites a once Hindu AR Rahman to return to the Hindu faith....... they declare war against him!
When the VHP spokesman gave it back to them in their own language and said, “the Constitution gives me the right to propagate my religion”, the journo fumbles, for jut a second and then quickly recovers and says, “It’s not about legality, it’s about propriety”!!
Where was their sense of propriety when told about the kind of derisive stories the Christian missionaries were telling in tribal villages about Rama and Krishna. They said freedom of speech was a ‘legal right’.
When told ‘kissing in public’ might be against propriety, they said ‘freedom of expression’ was a ‘fundamental right’.
When told about banning of meat for mere four days as a courtesy to a Jain minority, they said “People have a ‘right’ to eat what they want, who are you to tell them not to?”; there was no consideration for propriety then.
When some dumb Bollywood actor recorded a video on ‘Sex outside marriage- my choice’, these fellows weren’t thinking of propriety.
When told about giving preference to Sanskrit over German, it did not occur to them that it was only ‘proper’ to nurture a language of Indian origin over a foreign one. They talked of students’ ‘right’ to choose German.
Isn’t it ironical that the thing the media exposes most is itself?
I am hoping, that despite all this, if people still watch these news channels, it is for the same reason as they watch ‘Halkat Jawani’ by Kareen Kapoor, or a ‘Baby doll’ by Sunny Leone, or ‘Munni Badnaam Hui’ by Malaika Arora.
Cheap entertainment and titillation.
Most importantly, I hope, there is NO TAKE AWAY.
The media is definitely wrong in equating Islamic Terror with RSS Hindutva.
But the viewers are absolutely right in equating Presstitutes with Prostitutes.