There are no "minorities" in India

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  1. Das ka das

    Das ka das Tihar Jail Banned

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    Various leaders of minority communities consistently say that the plight of their communities is miserable and pathetic and that they have no real and effective say in the governance of the country.

    Leaders of the Muslim community are more vocal. Their formulation is highly flawed. If one goes by the facts, then one may even accuse leaders of the Muslim community of unleashing a no-holds-barred misinformation campaign calculated to create bad blood between the two major communities – Hindus and Muslims – and paint the majority community black.

    What are the actual facts? The Vice President of India is Mohammad Hamid Ansari (Muslim), who is also the Chairman of Rajya Sabha, the law-making body. The Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha is controversial P J Kurien (Christian). His immediate predecessor was K Rehman Khan (Muslim), presently Cabinet Minister in Dr Manmohan Singh’s ragtag UPA Government.

    The Prime Minister of the country is Dr Manmohan Singh (Sikh from Pakistan, which came into being on the basis of the two-nation theory). He has been at the helm since May 2004. He has, on occasion said that the minorities in India have the ‘first claim’ over Indian resources and other things.

    The Chairperson of the UPA, which has been in power at the Centre since May 2004, is Sonia Gandhi (a Christian married to a Parsi). She is the most powerful leader in the country without whose prior approval and concurrence nothing moves forward in the country. She is also the president of the Indian National Congress (the ‘Grand Old Party’ of India), which was founded in December 1885 by Britons like AO Hume to puncture and defeat the Indian freedom struggle with the help of some Indians. (Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi describes Congress as a party of termites and as a party for ‘commission’ and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as ‘night watchman’ appointed by Sonia Gandhi ‘to keep the seat warm for the first family of the Congress’.)

    The number two in the Congress is Sonia Gandhi’s son, Rahul Gandhi (Parsi). He is the second most powerful person in India after her mother.

    The External Affairs Minister is Salman Khurshid (Muslim). Two Ministers of State in the External Affairs Ministry are E Ahamed (Muslim) and Preneet Kaur (Sikh). Even the official spokesperson of MEA is a Muslim – Syed Akbaruddin. In other words, the very crucial External Affairs Ministry is in the hands of the minorities.

    The Defence Minister of India is AK Antony (Christian). The Chief of Army Staff is General Bikram Singh (Sikh). Similarly, Air Chief Marshal is Norman Anil Kumar Browne (Christian). In a way, the defence of the country is in the hands of the minority communities. The Chief Justice of India is Altamas Kabir (Muslim). The Attorney General of India — the highest law officer in the country — is Goolam Essaji Vahanvati (Muslim). The Director of Intelligence Bureau, which deals with very sensitive issues, is Syed Asif Ibrahim (Muslim).

    Besides these persons, who hold the highest and most crucial positions in the Government and the Congress, there are many other persons belonging to the minority communities who also hold very important positions in the Government.

    Not only minorities, even people from Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Other Backward Classes (OBCs) hold very important positions in the Government. Take, for example, Meera Kumar and Sushil Kumar Shinde. Meera Kumar is the Speaker of the Lok Sabha, a law-making body. Sushil Kumar Shinde is the Home Minister of India. The internal security of the country is in his hands.

    Then look at the States which are being ruled by OBCs and minorities. Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh to mention a few, have Chief Ministers who belong to the OBC communities. States like Andhra Pradesh and Delhi, to mention only a few, have Chief Ministers who belong to the minority communities. Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit is a Sikh married to a Brahmin. Two States – Punjab and Haryana — have Chief Ministers who belong to the Jat community. The fact is that almost all the Chief Ministers, barring those of West Bengal, Odisha, Uttrakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and a couple of other States, belong to OBC communities and minority communities and this is the beauty of Indian democracy.

    However, this is not suggest that minority communities are not facing problems. Indeed, they are confronted with many issues which need to be addressed. But the issues which are facing them are the same which are being faced by the majority community, including ‘high caste’ Hindus – Brahmins, Rajputs and Vaishyas included. In fact, there are regions in the country where the plight of ‘high caste’ Hindus is deplorable.

    For example, in Jammu & Kashmir, where Hindus of all castes, who constitute the minority community in the State, lead a wretched life with the Government, which is headed by the majority community — in collaboration with non-Muslim Ministers — leaving no stone unturned to exclude the minority communities, including the Sikhs, the Buddhists and the internally displaced Kashmiri Hindus, from all walks of life.

    Leaders of the minority communities, especially the Muslim community, would do well to look all these facts in the face and refashion their whole attitude towards the Indian political system, which they describe as ‘anti-minority’.

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  3. HEILTAMIL

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    this report fails to serve its purpose,
    the author notes this article on the basis of biased opinion of insecurities,
    he tries to paints a non-existent enmity towards the whole of India,

    I am sure there are difference of opinion between communities/religion/other factors he would like to imply it upon,
    but unless we recognize the existing differences and resolve ourselves to match a common point, solutions will not be found,

    the governments inability to move to higher planes of solution is slowed down by the less steps it has taken, not by the failure of model, as a citizen every body has to acknowledge this and the government has the repsonsibility to make its citizens acknowledge.

    all the Individuals collectively makes the nation, and everybody bears the same responsibility
     

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