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Monday, April 14, 2014

Enough!!!

Whenever 2002 Gujarat riots are spoken about, 1984 riots are used as counter arguments. Whenever 1992 riots are spoken about, 1984 riots are used as counter arguments. When 1984 riots are spoken about, 1992 and 2002 riots are used as the counter arguments.

Please allow me to take the hue out of these incidences and present to you a black and white picture to clarify what my stand is. If you agree with this stand, I urge you to share this view.

In 1984, a leader of a political party was assassinated. After her assassination, people who sympathized with that political party and leader incited their Indian supporters to kill Indians to avenge the death of their leader. They used the emotion of an average Indian to inflict mayhem on their fellow Indians. In the process, thousands of Indians were killed and hundreds of thousands of Indians were rendered homeless.

In 1992, a political party and another group of Indians, incited large part of Indians to demolish a 400 year old structure and thereafter go on a rampage in Mumbai to kill and maim their fellow Indians. In the process, thousands of Indians were killed and hundreds of thousands of Indians were rendered homeless.

In 2002, following an incidence where 60 Indians were burnt in a bogie of a train in Godhra by few Indians, a large part of Indians were provoked by patrons of a political organization to kill and maim their fellow Indians. In the process, hundreds of Indians were killed and hundreds of thousands of Indians were displaced.

In 2014, following an altercation and murder of an Indian, many political parties incited Indians to kill Indians in Muzaffarnagar. In the process, many Indians were killed and thousands of Indians were rendered homeless.

By adding color of ideology and religion, same political parties and their supporters are justifying killing of Indians by Indians in these separate incidences. Every political party uses these incidences to defame their opponents. Their only aim is to defeat their political opponents. Ironically, its not their aim (or in their interest) to bring justice to the victims and punishing the perpetrators and conspirators.

What will happen in future? Some political party will incite Indians to kill Indians and justify by pointing fingers at 1984, 1992, 2002, 2014 etc. When will this stop? How will this stop?

Nothing will stop by we stopping from voting. We need to stop them from propagating violence and avoiding justice. We need to "start" demanding justice. We need to vote for people who can provide accountability and deliver what we need and want. Political parties are made up of Indians like you and me. We, as citizens and voters, must stand united to ensure that these politicians do not misuse the power that we give them. We should refrain from publicly endorsing any political party or forum or influence others to vote for a specific party. Whoever you and me vote for, we should always have "our" interest in mind.

My wish and desire is to bring justice to the victims and punish the perpetrators and conspirators. My wish and desire is to put a full stop to all sorts of violence and justification of violence.

That's my stand.

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