Day before yesterday was our Independence day (I am from India) so naturally I was feeling more patriotic than usual. I couldn’t help my self from typing “India” on the search bar of wordpress.
Then I came across a post whose title was enough to completely shake me. I was greatly offended. Before I tell you what it read I request you to not look for the post until you are done reading this para. Okay so, it read “As an Indian muslim, my five reasons to prove why India and Indians are, and should be hated.” The very first thing which popped up in my mind was “you dont even know how to frame your title man, how could you possibly have enough knowledge to judge religions!!!” (I know not knowing how to frame English sentences does not mean that someone is not smart but still!! I had to think something bad about him). I opened the post to see what reasons this wise man has given. While I was reading, I realised that the blogger’s motive was completely opposite to what the title was suggesting. That explained all the likes it received and all the comments it got. Here’s the link to the post.
His words encouraged me to write this blog.
The thing is humans are spices which can only survive by living in communities. We can not help it, we need others, social lifestyle is ingrained in our brains. We love to know other people, make friends and we stay happy in a place wherever there’s some form of life. Loneliness and living in isolation are generally related to depression among us. Basically, together we rise and apart we fall.
After the Partition of India in 1947, it saw large scale sectarian strife and bloodshed throughout the nation. Since then there have been a lot of cases of violence sparked by underlying tensions between sections of the Hindu and Muslim communities. From 2005 to 2009, an average of 130 people died every year from communal violence.
No matter how much India rises, it will always remain under the category of a “developing country.” Why? Because there’s a very heavy chain which prevents India from flying to success. The chain of stereotype.
What I am trying to say is if a few Muslim/Hindu did something which is not acceptable in the society, it doesn’t mean that every single Muslim/Hindu will follow their footsteps. Every single individual is unique guys. It’s a very elementary fact and yet millions don’t understand it.
Rather than dividing people in so many different types of categories and creating a chaos out of it, why not divide people into simply two categories? First, the people who are humane and Second the people who are inhumane. And then we should try to influence inhumane people to do good to society rather than trying to convert other people to our religion.
I’m a Hindu and I have a Muslim friend, Sakeena, and she’s the sweetest person I have ever met! (She’s the one in the middle, btw I know it is a totally fail photo)
Forget the past, people who live today are not the ones responsible for it.
Only if we stand together and call ourselves Indians rather than Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, Jain or Buddhist, we will actually be free and liberate India from the chains. Only then India will be able to become a developed country.
I know I will only be able to reach a very limited number of people but I’ll be glad even if I will help one person think a little bit differently.