Secular & Democratic India ; Modi’s Promise
Secular India, Democratic India. Secular India is being questioned with increase in minorities lynching and democratic India is being questioned for the criticism faced by those addressing these lynchings.
It seems Narendra Modi thought of finally speaking for the minorities country but not with out the mention of the opposition.
This is what was written in the Washington Post dated June 28, 2017.‘In a national first, scores of Muslims across the country offered their Eid prayers while wearing a black band, a symbol of protest against the killing of the teen as well as growing atrocities against Muslims in the country, which have been increasing since Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took office three years ago.’
According to Human Rights Watch (HRW), Hindu vigilante groups have killed dozens of people in recent years, many of them Muslims, for allegedly slaughtering or transporting cows — an animal that is considered sacred by many Hindus. Also, some 44 people died in cow-related violence by Hindu vigilantes between May 2015 and December last year.
Did you know that there is a Wikipedia page with title ‘Cow vigilante violence in India since 2014’.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, addressing newly elected members of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance for the first time since his enormous national election victory, said minorities had been cheated by the opposition and that it must stop immediately. “We have worked for sabka saath, sabka vikas, now sabka vishwas is our mantra,” the PM said.
Whatever be the case the past two weeks witnessed incidents of lynching across country some were reported and how many went unreported is not known.
“The way the poor have been cheated, the minorities have been deceived the same way. It would have been good if their education, their health had been taken care of. In 2019, I expect you to punch a hole in that deception. We have to earn their trust,” PM Modi said in parliament’s Central Hall.