Where is the govt?
Don’t we have enough problems in the country to invite some more? Again and again MNS leader Raj Thackeray is violating the Indian Constitution and getting away with that. Is there is a government in Maharashtra or India to check him.
Recently the trainloads of Assamese left Bangalore. Why should any Indian in any part of India feel so unsecured that they camp at railway station for days to board a train?
What a scary sight reminding the partition days when people had fled from Pakistan. We have seen the photographs and the pictures. But those who have lived through the tough times prefer to talk about the country’s independence more than its division.
I may be wrong, I may be unnecessarily painting a scary picture but the exodus of minorities from Pakistan should have been a lesson for us to remain united. Why raise divisive issues when there is already so much of trouble across the nation.
Can Maharashtra be above India?
I again went through the pages of the Indian Constitution to know more about our fundamental rights. Article 19 says, ‘All citizens shall have the right to move freely throughout the territory of India and to reside and settle in any part of the territory of India.’ Then how come the government is allowing just one person to spread the politics of hatred?
Promotion of one’s culture, language and traditions is well within their right. But why threaten a poor Bihari only because the Bihar government had objected to the raids in the state by Maharashtra police without their knowledge. That is for the two states to settle, but why should Raj Thackeray take cudgels for the Maharashtra government? And now by threatening the media he has violated another fundamental right granted in the Constitution.
Agreed Mumbaikars have issue with migrants! But there could be amicable solution to the problem than creating an atmosphere for civil war.
Few years back Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan had said it is his fundamental right to live anywhere in the country.
“The Indian Constitution has given me the right to live anywhere in the country. Everybody has a right to the freedom speech, but I only follow the law of the land,” Bachchan had said publicly reacting to Thackeray accusation that he was being more loyal to his home state rather than Maharashtra where he has been living for 40 years. The people in power remained silent.
Ask the people of Allahabad where his father lived, they will tell what they lost after Bachchan left for Mumbai.
The point is artists don’t contribute and can’t be confined to a state. They belong to the country. Who could have restricted the beautiful rendition of Shehnai maestro Bismillah Khan flowing out of Kashi?