Marathis vs North Indians - Part 2

In the name of Lord Rama, what is going on in India? Wasn't the eternal feud between Hindu and Muslims enough, that now we are hell bent on fighting among ourselves on the basis of region? Our so called leaders or people's representatives have forgotten the Preamble of the Constitution of the Republic of India. I quote

"WE, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a SOVEREIGN SOCIALIST SECULAR DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC and to secure to all its citizens:

JUSTICE, social, economic and political;

LIBERTY of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship;

EQUALITY of status and of opportunity;

and to promote among them all

FRATERNITY assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity and integrity of the Nation;

IN OUR CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY this twenty-sixth day of November, 1949, do HEREBY ADOPT, ENACT AND GIVE TO OURSELVES THIS CONSTITUTION."

Well, I guess its not their fault. After all power corrupts. And most of them are not educated enough to be political leaders. Literacy is different from Education. But still they are adults and supposed to behave maturely and understand the effects of the influence they wield on their followers. Just by saying provocative sentences they create disorder, lawlessness and riots leading to violence and cruel acts of fanaticism. When did this feeling that I'm only leader of Marathis exclusively and have no responsibility towards rest of Indians, creep into their hearts? Why should a particular region be resided only by their natives? Then we should all go back to where Aryans came from!!! In today's fast growing economy where India is dreaming to be a superpower, a leader can't see the money the immigrants are bringing. If north Indians are earning from jobs in Maharashtra, they are spending it there only. They pay their taxes to the Maharashtra government only. Just because the leader is not in power, he thinks Marathis should drive out North Indians. I want to find out whether his laundry man or driver or maidservant is Marathi or North Indian and whether he has fired them or not. I want to know if workers have stopped working in the industries owned by him?

In today's world where peace is the keyword, the leader is creating a mass exodus like in the time of partition. How does he justify an act as cruel as chopping off hands by his followers? Are Marathis only about violence and intolerance? Doesn't the leader know the fundamental rights of all Indians? How can anyone sleep in peace with the blood of many on his hands? May the souls rest in peace and may God give strength to the family left behind.

I would like to remind Mr. RT of the famous patriotic poem

sāre jahāñ se achchā hindostāñ hamārā

ham bulbuleñ haiñ us kī vuh gulsitāñ hamārā

parbat vuh sab se ūñchā, hamsāyah āsmāñ kā

vuh santarī hamārā, vuh pāsbāñ hamārā

godī meñ kheltī haiñ us kī hazāroñ nadiyāñ

gulshan hai jin ke dam se rashk-e janāñ hamārā

mażhab nahīñ sikhātā āpas meñ bair rakhnā

hindī haiñ ham, vat̤an hai hindostāñ hamārā

Translation

Better than the entire world, is our Hindustan,

We are its nightingales, and it (is) our garden abode

That tallest mountain, that shade-sharer of the sky,

(It) is our sentry, (it) is our watchman

In its lap frolic those thousands of rivers,

Whose vitality makes our garden the envy of Paradise.

Religion does not teach us to bear ill-will among ourselves

We are of Hind, our homeland is Hindustan.

6 comments:

sHoAiB said...

dead right ...the proceedings in maharashtra r against d spirit of the nation .. nice post !!

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Reema said...

:) was there a contest of being that? ..thx for comments

Swathi said...

again a great thought! amitabh reminded the same about the constitutional rights to raj thakerey when he was indirectly attacked for being north indian and not doing anything for Maharashtra!!

Reema said...

thx swathi

Anonymous said...

People should stop being overtly emotional about our differences and think more pragmatically. Karl Marx observed very wisely that capitalists who want to preserve power (especially profit from such a situation) create racial differences among the people whom they want to rule and exploit(called the working class). They must make them fight. To overthrow such a decadent power structure,the divided people must unite, bring amity amongst themselves and throw off the structure. Now this abhorrent power structure is the politicians of India and we are the divided people whom they are ruling while mismanaging the country and not letting the benefits reach the people. Go figure what to do now!!! Disclaimer: I am neither a communist nor a Marxist, just an ordinary Indian.

Reema said...

@Anon Welcome!! I totally agree with what u said. It was not only the British that followed the divide and rule policy. Present politicians are doing the same.

Hey I have moved to WP.
http://opinionsandexpressions.wordpress.com/
So hope to see u there!!