Showing posts with label Indian. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Indian. Show all posts

Monday, March 21, 2016

Does Islam profess to not respect one's motherland?

Recently, Hyderabad Islamic seminary Jamia Nizamia issued a 'fatwa' that Muslims should not chant 'Bharat mata ki jai' slogan. Their reasoning is that the birth land cannot be compared to mother. Only humans give birth to humans, not land. Hence, this kind of slogan is forbidden according to Islam. They further added that even though Muslims love their country, but they cannot chant such slogans to express their patriotism.

Now my question is what is superior to a human being? Is his religious identity or country of birth? If religious identity prevails over country of birth, then such 'fatwa' gets clean pass. But if country of birth should overhaul religious identity, then are these 'fatwa' legitimate? Most country's constitutions protect the rights of its citizens to practice their religious beliefs, or at least in the modern-day's democratic societies. But when one of the largest religion of the world tells its followers that country of birth is less prioritized than religious identity, then what message does it give to others about that religion? Does it not show that the followers of that religion would prefer to die for their religion than their country of birth? In the time of need, would those followers of that religion be willing to shed bloods to save their country from foreign invasion? Would they care if others try to buy their country, buy its people, buy its valuables, buy its richness? Would they feel any sympathy when invaders destroy national emblems, national symbols, national statues etc.? Would they jump in to save those from demolition at the time of necessity? What does that show to a neutral or atheist who does not believe in any God(s), that what (land) has sustained one (people) for so long has no value when it comes to saving its (land) honor?

Monday, December 14, 2015

Is this a fair justice system?

We usually talk about justice system being blindfolded & it does not matter who the culprit is, the accused when proven guilty will get the punishment. Does that happen all the time in our society? Do normal people get treated the same way as a celebrity, professional, businessman, politician?

Not to critique on the verdict given by the court in India recently, but it was quite obvious that if you come from a wealthy, big-name, famous family, Bollywood or something, then you won't get the punishment you deserve. Be it a Khan or Kapoor! Even though the liberal-minded Indians still believe Muslims in India are not treated well in a Hindu-majority country, Salman Khan's recent verdict on the famous 2002 hit-and-run case set him free by the 'fair' legal system.

Who gets the punishment then? That individual who was met with sudden death. That family who lost a loved one in the family. That wife who lost her husband when she needed him most to maintain the family with kids. Can we really accept this as 'fair'?

[Source: Lehren TV]

Sunday, December 06, 2015

Media's hype for 'intolerance' issue in India

Whether you like it or not, it is true that the Indian media has created the 'intolerance' issue to be something bigger than what it actually is. Current Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said it perfectly during a media interaction recently.


Saturday, December 05, 2015

'Intolerant' India!

In the last few weeks, the talk of the town in Indian media has been 'intolerance' in India from the majority-Hindus against minority-Muslims. Big name celebrities have become involved in this debate. The main talking point was when Aamir Khan told the media during an interaction that his wife (Kiran Rao) asked him at one point whether or not they should move out of India for the betterment of their son over 'intolerance'.

Singer Abhijit Bhattacharya summed it up pretty well in an open letter written to actor Aamir Khan.
Janab Aamir Khan, 
I am an ordinary Indian citizen and an avid movie-goer. You are a superstar in a country where the majority of movie-goers are Hindu. For years, we have spent our money to buy tickets for your movies. It is our money that has made you what you are today. 
We clapped when as ACP Ajay Rathore, you destroyed a sweet-talking Gulfam Khan in 'Sarfarosh'. We cheered when as Bhuvan, you played the winning shot in 'Lagaan'. We cried when as a sensitive art teacher, you made us root for Ishaan Awasthi in 'Taarey Zamin Par'.

A couple of generations before you, an Yusouf Khan had to become a Dilip Kumar to be accepted and a Mahajabeen Bano had to reinvent herself as Meena Kumari. Not you though. Neither you, nor your contemporaries had to hide your identity to be successful. 
You became a star in a new India. An India, where only your first name mattered. We loved you because you were Aamir, a brilliant actor. Neither your last name mattered to us, nor your faith. 
But yesterday, you proved to us that for you and your wife at least , it is your last name that matters more than anything else. 
Your name is Khan and you Sir, are a hypocrite. 
You did not scream intolerance when your city burned at the hands of some of your co-religionists. Your wife did not feel insecure when a mammoth crowd of some of your co-religionists attended the funeral of a hanged terrorist. You were silent even when a mob from Reza Academy kicked and destroyed a national memorial and manhandled female cops. 
But now, suddenly, your wife feels insecure in India and wants you to move out. 
If I WERE indeed intolerant, I would suggest you move to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the safest place on earth, where Begum Kiran Rao can feel absolutely secure inside her abaya and your little son can grow up watching public executions in a Riyadh square. 
But I am not going to do that. As a tolerant Indian, the only thing I can and WILL do is to make sure that not even one rupee of my hard-earned money goes towards buying tickets for your movies. Thanks for the disappointments. 
An Indian.

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Ram vs Raavan

Who would you choose?


Sunday, August 30, 2015

শুভ রক্ষা/রাখি বন্ধন

বিশ্বের সকল ভাইয়েরা যদি একটি বারের জন্য নিজেদের বোনের-মায়ের-স্ত্রীয়ের-কন্যার চিন্তা করত, তাহলে ধর্ষণ নামক পাশবিক ক্রিয়া কারো দ্বারা সম্ভব হতো না।

সকল ভাইয়ের শুভ বুদ্ধির উদয় হোক!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Monday, July 20, 2015

নুসরাত জাহান মায়াপুরধামের রথ যাথায়

দেখে ভালো লাগলো কোলকাতার অভিনেত্রী নুসরাত জাহানকে মায়াপুরধামের ইসকনের রথ যাত্রার উৎসবে