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In a country like ours which is not only the largest democracy of the world but also a true secular nation where all the religions, cultures, languages, castes, communities and traditions co exist incidents and attempts of creating controversies on the minority verses majority basis by unnecessarily raking up history of centuries, should be dealt with severely. Similarly, any attempt to create divisions on the caste, communal or religious lines should be democratically countered.

The incident of the President’s address in the Karnataka Assembly the other day, is in the news these days with certain politicians, particularly a minister at the centre representing Karnataka trying to create unnecessary controversies on Honourable President Ram Nath Kovind’s address downgrading him, rather, allegedly amounts to constitutional breach.

It may be recalled that the newly elected President of India at the behest of the BJP n NDA, Ram Nath Kovind had the other day while addressing the joint house of Karnataka Assembly, earlier Mysore, has lauded the then King of Mysore Tipu Sultan as a Hero who fought the Britishers most valiantly and sacrificed his life in the war against the British.

He even appreciated Tipu Sultan calling him a hostoric figure who invented indigenous rockets then used against the British army to enable them bite the dust. This indeginous rocket technology was later on used to develop hi tech rockets by the Europeans, the president added. The British Army got defeated against Tipu who finally died while fighting them most valiantly and relentlessly on the battlefield .

One of the BJP ministers’ had raised serious objections on the praise of Tipu by Honourable President and termed the former as anti Hindu, the traitor and rapist saying that the honorable President had to praise Tipu Sultan as the speech was prepared by the Karnataka government praising Tipu Sultan as a Heroic figure than the traitor who according to this BJP minister was an anti Hindu traitor and rapist. Sounds shocking to pass such public comments against the constitutional head of the country.

The point is our honourable president is a qualified and well read personality who had been a practising lawyer in Delhi High Court and apex court of India before being appointed as the governor of Bihar. Casting such objectionable comments on the speech of the constitutional head of the state to gather cheap publicity and downgrading his stature by belying or underminig his statement is a serious intentional lapse and should be dealt with severely in party forum.

The president is the first citizen of the country and carries a veto power. Therefore no lawmaker either MP, Minister, MLA or even PM could pass derogatory comment on his speech. One must also not forget that after assuming the pivotal office of president of India the first citizen no more remains the nominee of any party.

Our learned politicians of the country should therefore exercise restraint while raking up the historical issues that are now several centuries old and march ahead towards peace, amity and hi tech development of our secular nation with renewed energy, potential and enthusiasm. It is high time that our politicians and political parties should give up medieval and orthodox mindset and constructively move forward towards the 21st century.

SUNIL NEGI

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After we elect any party to govern the state or centre, the primary demand or objective of ours is to seek better job opportunities, find avenues in career making, ensure better life standards and would always want that life of a common man becomes comfortable not cumbersome and the education and consummable commodities are cheaper.

But if any government or political leaders of a particular party believing in playing with the passions of the people on religious lines or say trying to distort or refurbish the history just because majoritarianism gains an upper hand or the passions of the majority community could be aroused than those who’d voted to bring such parties or party in government for creative reasons, not for such fanatic fundamentalist logics, would definitely feel hugely betrayed or decieved.

What’ s happening in Uttar Pradesh, sounds not only ridiculing but shocking and anguishing as well and more concerning is the fact that the media is according so much of mileage to such news of no relevance except that they amount to arousing the dubbed passions out of a non issue. When several hundred children die in a hospital due to the utter negligence and shocking ignorance and complacense of the health department of UP than leaders like Som don’ t come on camera to accuse or rap their ministers or leadership of such blunders rather a sin but when opportunity to flare up passions of the majority community out of a non relevant issue comes to the fore, they loose no time to raise the controversy to the core.

Now, after the Akhlaq controversy, historical facts about the seventh wonder of the world Taj Mahal which raises the prestige of India internationally, around the world, is being challenged for no reason and with the ulterior motive of deriving maximum political advantage out of it. What makes things even worse, when educated, highly literate people, intellectuals and those who call them progressive maintain their conspicuous silence. India got independence 70 years ago and since then billions of litres of water have flown into the Yamuna, hundreds of heads of the states have visited this marvel and Atal Bihari Vajpayee ruled for full term but never ever was this issue raised.

Now, why all this fuss unnecessarily inviting confrontationist statements from another community which may allegedly possibly amount to souring of communal passions. After all why? Similarly, the issue of Ram Temple despite being subjudice for being in the court of law, our political masters are trying to exploit the situation to their fullest advantage, politically, perhaps to divert the peoples’ attention from the core issues.

The matter is fully subjudice and awaiting decision from the honourable apex court of India. It would be better and in the fittest interest of the nation if instead of touching on issues of religious and historical significance our political leaders at the helm concentrate adequately and entirely on issues of socio economic, educational, medical, scientific, cultural, industrial, agricultural, environmental development n significance .

This would not only keep the communal fabric of the country and states intact but will also ensure our faith in the democratic and constititional institutions of our great nation. What’ s your take friends?

SUNIL NEGI