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Sham of Secularism – Fraud on India
|by BS Murthy|
“We The People Of India, (read the original preamble of the Constitution of India) having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a Sovereign Democratic Republic and to secure to all its citizens: Justice, social, economic and political; Liberty of status, expression, belief, faith and worship; Equality of status and of opportunity; And to promote among 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.”
Given that democracy is
The Statement of Objects and Reasons appended to the Constitution (Forty-fourth Amendment) Bill, 1976 (Bill No. 91 of 1976) which was enacted as The Constitution Forty-second Amendment) Act, 1976, avers that –
Be that as it may, without specifying “the difficulties which have arisen in achieving the objective of socio-economic revolution” in the said bill it was stated that -
Whatever, as neither the said bill nor the specified act defined what constitutes a secular republic; we may turn again to the COD that defines the hallowed but much abused word thus:
Hence, with regard to the above –
While it is Okay for the Indian intellectuals that the Muslims and other minorities hold on to their religious ways, they see the Hindus’ right to articulate their religious sentiments or cultural concerns in communal colors, and that’s perplexing.
It has been fashionable in the Indian political discourse to juxtapose secularism and communalism that is with a matching ignorance about the latter.
Communalism is “a principle of political organization based on federated communes” and given the ground realities, the parties run by Mulayam, Lalu et al are but communal, and it speaks about the paucity of Indian intellectuality that they are passed onto the public as secular parties for whatever that` means. What is worse, the only political party that espouses Hindutva (it is the fundamental duty of the Indian citizenry to value and preserve the rich heritage of our composite culture) is maligned as communal (without knowing the meaning of the word) that too in spite of the fact that the country’s Apex Court had no issues with its philosophy.
No wonder that even sixty-six years after its independence, India is still groping for its political direction in an ideological darkness.
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