Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Fierce Protest in Media outshines antagonists

Hindus must Protest or Perish

The picture attached to this report is of a letter written by an individual named Suktara Sarkar of Joynagar in South 24 Paraganas and speaks eloquently of the burgeoning Hindu persecution there. The letter was published in the Bengali edition of The Statesman, premier daily in the metropolis of Kolkata, on September 22, 2013 and it does not stage anguishes of the author only but of the incredible situation there as well.

The letter, from its very beginning, terms Mamata Banerjee as the sole spokesperson of Muslims and how she considers Islamists as her greatest aide to seize the political control. This has ensued in rising torture of Islamists on Hindus; not a day in the district passes when crimes perpetrated by Muslim rogues remains unheard. But all these are condoned for the sake of Muslim votes, the biggest asset in this almost seven-decade old Indian independence and democracy. The saga of escalating Muslim domination can be found from a single estimation – as per birth register of a few village panchayats in Block – Joyanagar 1, Block – Joynagar 2 in South 24 Paraganas district, fertility rate in Hindu families is 1.37 on average while the number is 5.71 in Muslim families. Muslim population explosion takes place flouting the national aspiration of controlling population and in a political system where everything depends on numbers, the consequence is too obvious. Bengali Hindus are always at the receiving end thanks to their spinelessness and disunity and the way Bengali Hindu refugees from Bangladesh are hounded confirm the status they enjoy in the state. The author ends by pleading with the Bengal Chief Minister to impose Jizya tax on Hindus to manage rising financial expanses – a notion that they will abide by for sure.

The letter does not exemplify Hindu pessimism in public but narrates how they inhabit the state which is going to see their complete absence soon. Suktara Sarkar seems to be the last person to expect any apposite measure from the administration to deal with this gravest crisis. So the individual decides to protest in public through narrating the heart-rending reality dominating Bengal. If Bengali Hindus hope to live in Bengal, they must follow the brilliant example set by the author and come to street to make the deaf governance hear. If they sidestep dreaming that their obedience to constitutionalism will awaken the governance to check the fast worsening reality, disappearance of Bengali Hindus is too obvious.  

Suktara Sarkar is not found as despondent here but through this letter of protest the cruel truth has come to light. The letter is one of the best instances of protest yet which Hindus should emulate and execute in the best way that suits them. Protest is an act of making a strong public expression of disagreement and disapproval; the best and only ploy to wrest justice when a social system breaks down in particular.

“He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it” – Martin Luther King Jr.

“Protest beyond the law is not a departure from democracy; it is absolutely essential to it.” – Howard Zinn.

Only fierce protests can save Hindus. They have lost Pakistan, Bangladesh and Kashmir already; they can’t afford any more loss, particularly Bengal which is regarded as one the intellectual centers of Dharma through centuries.

(Letter published in Dainik Statesman on September 22, 2013) 

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