No sir, my outrage is not ‘selective’!
No violence, no mob killings anywhere and at anytime is right.
Do not try to change our narrative. Do not try and pooh pooh the will of lakhs and lakhs of Indian citizens.
India has always been a Hindu Rashtra. This constitution of ours was drafted and sealed by the Hindu Majority. Our Hindu forefathers did not want us to have the pitiful, narrow, limited vision that you see in Pakistan today. So why is this terror being spread? Who are these RSS fellows who have suddenly opted to ‘defend’ me from my own secular beliefs handed down by my own proudly secular Hindu ancestors?
It is YOU, who defend the intimidation of Indian Muslims and Christians and liberal Hindus by these gangs of anti-social elements who call themselves ‘Gau Rakshak’- so called protectors of Cows and Hindu Dharma who have ‘selective outrage’, ‘selective memory’ and ‘selective history’.
MY dharma has no place for a dubious narrative. My sense of being a proud Hindu is shamed by cowardly acts of mobs who spread violence in my name. Gandhiji was a proud Hindu, Rabindranath Tagore was a proud Hindu, and in the same mould, so am I.
No sir, and madam, if you think that it is okay to justify the lynching and mob violence happening in India today, you are downright anti-India. I am speaking of the India of Gandhiji, of Tagore, of Vinoba Bhave, of Ambedkar, of Nehru … the same idea of a secular India that Bhagat Singh and Netaji Bose fought and died for.
Lynching whether it takes place in Kashmir, or Assam, or Manipur, Jharkand or Uttar Pradesh is a crime… a horrible mob crime. So don’t try to speak in my name and say one type of mob crime is okay and another is not!
It is time to stand up and say to all who try to speak in my name … you don’t have the right to do so.
Debashish Ghosh, Sudder Street, Calcutta