The minorities owe the majority some very important things.
And what happens if they don't agree?
Just natural human goodness to count the blessings and be thankful.
Imagine enjoying birth in a minority community in Pakistan, Malaysia, Tajikistan, Turkaministan, Uzbakistan, Iran, Arabia, Indonesia, China, or most Latin American countries (hic count in Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland too). One wouldn't like to know the good stuff missing in these countries.
Rakesh wrote:I for one am glad that St Thomas came to India in 52 AD and also the Islamic hordes that came to India during the time of Babur (or whenever they came). India is better off a nation of multi-religious faiths, otherwise we would be sharing the same fate as Pakistan.
That is the most asinine statement I have ever heard from any Indian citizen. Being glad for a marauding and deadly foreign attacker on homeland who not only violently raped, pillaged, plundered its people not only of wealth & honor but also their belief and culture. What do anyone make of your identity and belonging in all this? Who cares for taste for Rogan-josh or Mexican chapula or American/Canadian apple pie or Chinese Fried grasshoppers. India and Indians, will never condone or invite invasions of its homeland by Babur/Mexican/American/Chinese hoard to put our life, property, women, religion and culture to their fancy.
Please tell how many generations distance you have w.r.t barbarity and its social consequence the Babur invasion had on Indian who came on its path? Compare that with what I and many other Indian have endured until 1967 living directly under the sword of Babur and all that it brought? Do not belittle our pain with your indifference and taste bud for rogan josh.
In the misery brought by Babur the talk of seeing a silver line in multi-ethnic culture and food is the language of an abject loser. Indian people are no loser and will march up to its manifest destiny to it be the prime mover and beacon of ingenuity, wealth, freedom and culture.
Rakesh wrote:otherwise we would be sharing the same fate as Pakistan.
I tried hard to read this for any positive angle, and could find none. This statement says that if India was single religious (aka native Indian religions only ) or relatively much smaller minorities it had before Babur (Islamic invasions) Indian social behavior will be same as the fate that the single religion state of Islamic Jihadi Pakistan is stewing now. Care to substantiate it? That is IMO pure camel manure.
Rakesh wrote:Thirdly, no minority in India is obligated to the majority for its existence. India belongs as much to the minority as it does to the majority .
Only an ungrateful soul will not be thankful to the Indian majority to allow creation and imposition of an egalitarian Indian Constitution especially after a bloody religiously inspired partition of 1947; a constitution that allows freedom and equality and not harshly impose the will & weight of majority; something that is otherwise against contemporary national trend/behavior in world. Greatful or not one need only be reminded of the not so fateful decline of minorities in part of India that is now Pakistan? Minorities in India should count their blessings, and be thankful.
Rakesh wrote:India belongs as much to the minority as it does to the majority. However certain elements in the minority have not done anything remotely close to living in peace & harmony and thus the sentiments of the majority can be clearly understood and felt. But one cannot blame an entire community for that. The minority too has contributed to the development of India.
Rakesh wrote:My faith in Christianity does not dilute the love for my country. But allow us to help you. The minority in India too has shed blood their country. Does that not count for anything?
Couldn't but fully agree.