Elections 2019 would be the testing ground for the ruling Bharatiya Janta Party. Narendra Modi is being projected by the BJP trollers for the second term. Will the General Elections 2019 actually help Modi to achieve his target or Modi will become a history post 2019. Speculations are being created by the paid media who can now be defined by single word–presstitute.
BJP came to power with a hidden agenda to attack the Muslim minorities of India. In many statements during the 2014 election campaign, BJP stalwarts even said that they don’t require the votes of Muslims. They never projected even a single Muslim candidate during the elections of Uttar Pradesh which comprises largest number of Muslim population. If BJP did not require a single vote of Muslims then was there a miracle in the constituency of Deoband which they had captured from Congress.
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Indian culture is the proof of Unity in Diversity. The Hindus who happen to be the majority have been living peacefully with the other minorities of which Muslims are the largest. The festivals of India are celebrated jointly by the whole of India not having any difference during celebrations on the basis of religion.
Dussehra/Vijayadashami is celebrated all over the country in different ways. The common thing during the celebrations of Dussehra is the burning of the effigies of Ravan, Kumbhkaran and Meghnad. According to the Hindu scriptures, Ravan abducted Sita wife of Ram. Ram killed Ravan and won his wife back. This is termed as the Victory of Good over Evil. Huge effigies of Ravan are made year after year.
One of the oldest Dussehra celebrations is held at Red Fort ground in New Delhi. This celebration–Ram Leela–was started by the last Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar about 180 years ago. The most important factor of Dussehra celebrations is that the effigies of Ravan and his brothers are made by the Muslims. This is not only in Delhi but also for the other states of India. Even in Jammu and Kashmir, the Muslim families of Uttar Pradesh have been making these effigies for more than 40 years. According to Mohammad Gayasuddin “When the effigies that we make are consigned to flames, we feel a sense of reward as we make these effigies of the demon kings for being burnt on Vijayadashami”. Ever year Gayasuddin heads the team of 40 artists to Jammu for this.
But what has happened in India since 2014 is something which is painful. The hatred between the majority and minorities has erupted. Modi promised the construction of Ram Mandir in his election manifesto 2014. He and his party were mum for four years over this issue. On the beginning of the 5th year of his tenure, he started to talk about Ram Temple again. Ram who killed Ravan requires his support for making of His temple. This problem can only be solved by the peace loving people of India but not with spreading hatred. The society of present India has seen lot of blood and it is the history of India that the ruler of India cannot be the one who sheds blood.
Disclaimer: These views are solely of the author.