Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Increasing Muslim appeasement in Bengal – Unacceptable

State within State notion is precarious

There is simply no match to this as Mamata Banerjee, reigning Chief Minister of Bengal, is firm to establish a minority department in every district along with a separate employment exchange for minorities in the state. What are the next measures then? While on one hand a novel, fashionable and spacious 'Haj House' will be established on 5 acres of land at Rajarhat, a new campus of Aliah University to be built on 20 acres is in the pipeline too. Is there anything left? Don’t lose your heart; there are more still. The Chief Minister has stated candidly “There are plans to provide skill development training to 15,000 students... We are setting up four Industrial Training Institutes and two polytechnics for minorities."

There are, indeed, provisions in the constitutional framework of India to better people belonging to minority communities to steer clear of their hapless conditions; be they’re minorities based on linguistic, racial, economic and religious factors. But these can’t be done blatantly to develop one minority community while leaving others in the lurch. And the same is happening now; Muslims are being ameliorated one and only and nothing has been heard of other forms of minorities. Isn’t this an unblushing act of wooing Muslims for political gains? 

Mamata Banerjee said all these at an occasion organized by West Bengal Minority Development Finance Corporation. During the event Corporation’s approaches to distribute loans and scholarship of Rs 68.64 crore to the students of minority communities were witnessed. The Chief Minister, also, made it clear that her government has the objective to dole out loans of Rs.415 crore in 2011-12 and there will not be any compromise in bettering minorities and stringent fiscal situation of the state government will not be an obstacle in any way.

Bettering human conditions happen to be one of the primary ideals of Hinduism, described amply in the ancient, sanctified Hindu scriptures, but it can’t be without regard for others. 

Bhagavan Sri Krishna in Bhagwat Gita said, “I look upon all creatures equally; none is less dear to me and none more dear” (Ch 9, verse 29). “All those who take refuge in me, whatever their birth, race, sex, or caste, will attain the supreme goal; this realization can be attained even by those whom society scorns. Kings and Sages, too seek this goal with devotion”(Ch 9, Verse 32,33). 

But the inverse can’t be accepted at all; it goes against Hindu ethics and any such raging bestowment will destruct Hindus in Bengal in the end. Rest of India will follow in a little while.

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