The definition of Secularism
Yes, it is secularism. That word which has arguably become the most misused word in India's dictionary, with "politicize" being perhaps a close second.
What Secularism Does not Mean
- That an official representative of the state has to wear a skull cap to express any positive sentiment towards members of any religion and if he doesn't he is likely to possess a negative sentiment.
- That an official representative of the state cannot declare his religion publicly
- That an official representative of the state if practices a particular religion and acknowledges the same means that he will be inimical towards members of other religions
Hypocrisy of Secularists, Commentators, Good Samaritans ?
Self Proclaimed Messiahs of Secularism and their Definition
As a Hindu i am appalled and at times think of shifting base from India, my motherland. Then i think back and consider that i should raise my voice against these figures whom i consider highly communal. Their definition of secularism itself is communal. Unfortunately the media begins and concludes all debates on secularism without asking the panelist the question -"On what basis do they consider this secularism."
As a Hindu and an Indian citizen, i have to face the insult and uncertainty due to the nitpicking and possibly politically motivated views of these luminaries who come and insult, degrade, and deride an individual by the name of Mr. Narendra Modi and by extension every person who identifies with the values of Mr. Modi. I would like to tell these individuals that next time they insult , deride or comment on Mr. Modi with information which isn't anywhere close to the truth, they are not just insulting him, they are insulting millions of other individuals, most of which admittedly are not as famous as they are but have recourse to the same FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS in this country as they do. And Mr. Modi does not get insulted,because there is saying : "Chand pe Thookne se Khud ke mooh pe hi......" .. So ultimately they end up insulting only common people like me.
It'd be better if these experts please stop worrying about who would be the Prime Minister or not - they anyways do have the right to campaign for whoever they think is right and also cast their own votes - and instead concentrate on the issues which are gripping our society on economic, political, social and security front.
Example of Attempts at Defamation of Mr. Modi and to those who follow his India first philosphy
Why people like us have to speak about this and not Mr. Narendra Modi
So Narendra Modi will not say the obvious, will not defend the evident, because he does not believe in words, he believes in action. And this article - make no mistake about it - is not to defend Mr. Modi... he does not need it.... It is to defend and make known the outrage a section of us Indians who called so many names (Internet Hindus, Hindutva, right wingers, Hindu Nationalists) feel when these people go about with giving opinions with no consideration to facts, truth or logic.
An open Challenge to Debate who is secular and who is not to these Gentlemen by a Common Man
In either case it is high time we put our money where our mouth is settle this debate for once and for all. Because as a self respecting person and under the fundamental rights accorded to me by constitution i cannot take the insults that you all heap on me, my religion, my country, my leader by the insinuations, snide remarks.
Apology to nation is required because such misinformation harms the TRUE SECULAR fabric of this country and create misunderstanding especially between Hindus and Muslims. Please stop dividing this country further, it is more important than declaring who is stopped from becoming a Prime Minister for just a power trip.