India’s Muslims feel unwanted, hurt by terror tag


India’s minority Muslims feel they are seen as unpatriotic and need to constantly prove they are not “terrorists”, according to a study ordered by the prime minister said on Thursday.

Report said “They carry a double burden of being labelled as ‘anti-national’ and as being ‘appeased’ at the same time,”

So question has to be asked why even most secular people feels that time is running out for religious integration? Why Muslims in India loosing sympathies from non Muslims? Why non Muslims in India and also all over the world feel that Muslims are creating closed society for themselves? Why the Muslim community was “excessively sensitive to criticism” and “unwilling to engage in substantive debate”. Does it is all fault of government policies? India where 90% percent of Muslims are Hindu converts, why in recent years started feelings that they are unwanted in their own nation and motherland?

I know many Muslims who swear by India and secularism, not Islam; the truth is also that, worldwide, Muslims appear to be firming up in their belief that their faith is more important than their nationality. That Islam is more important than India or UK or Saudi Arabia or any nation.

Take recent example of some Imams statements, about National songs, fatwa for killing cartoonist; these are few reasons why people are losing faith. We need proper debate if we really want to create a pure secular society. Unless government and leading religious leaders of every community don’t make any right move and start debating about this issues then for sure one day we will have two societies left one is Islam believers and other Non Islam believers, like decade ago we had witnessed pro communist and non communist society.

 

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s minority Muslims feel they are seen as unpatriotic and need to constantly prove they are not “terrorists”, a study ordered by the prime minister said on Thursday.

“They carry a double burden of being labelled as ‘anti-national’ and as being ‘appeased’ at the same time,” the report, which was presented to parliament, said.

India’s ruling Congress party, which proudly flags its pluralist identity, has been accused by opposition Hindu nationalists of “appeasing” the country’s 138 million Muslims, who make up over 13 percent of the population.

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5 Comments

  1. You’re right, its because many Muslims place religion in front of their country. How can one expect to be secular when that happens?

  2. Probably one of the great Indian paradox, Anti-national and appeased. Non-muslims are equally confused about muslims. It is admitted fact that still there is some barrier between Muslim and Non-muslim. I most probably trust a Muslim neighbour/colleague on day to day for social/personal/business matters. But when issue of nationalism arises, my Muslim acquaint and I are in confusion, unable to understand what ground, which side to take.

    Political parties are to be blamed mostly, trying to create vote by favouring them or going against them, and they want this issue burnning to bake their bread. And unfortunately media helps them to do so by publisihng such issue at regular interval to keep it alive.

    I believe, slowly but gradually new generation of Muslims are getting educated , may be in smaller portion, and are blending with main stream of India. That is good for everyone.

  3. Govt. and Political parties needs to practice – secularism in a meaningful way. Not by rheotric, not by reservations, not by special subsidies.

    Unfortunately, there are political leaders and parties, who know they win elections by creating trouble – not solving problems.

    How will this problem be solved? It has become a vicious cycle.

    One way is to have a more honest party come to power. LokSatta seems promising.

    Why can’t bureaucrats – who actually run the country on a day to day basis – take a conscious stand on doing their job honestly.

  4. @Slim
    Even I want to know the answer of your question as I dont know…

    @JV

    Thanks for visiting my blog and sharing your views with us, you very much right by saying “Political parties are to be blamed mostly, trying to create vote by favouring them or going against them, and they want this issue burnning to bake their bread. And unfortunately media helps them to do so by publisihng such issue at regular interval to keep it alive”

    @Apun

    I dont trust bureaucrats, I had seen their work in UP BIHAR they more corrupt then politcians.

  5. The question that should be asked is what is the solution to this, creating a new political party?


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