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Updated: November 21, 2015 1:22:37 AM

Get rid of divisive laws

In “secular” India, there are many divisive laws, particularly since the former PM late Indira Gandhi’s 1969 regime. She started post-Independence India’s politics of division by showering Indian Muslims with financial aids for education and the Haj pilgrimage, and also with quota for jobs. Such discrimination reminded the Hindus that they are not the Indians, but ‘Hindus’ first. Such religion-based division, just for votes, has resulted in many communal riots in “secular” India. Such communal riots encouraged India’s enemies like Pakistan and its terror groups like LeT, IM, SIMI, JuD, brainwashed by ISI, as well as the ISIS to provoke anti-India sentiments in Jammu & Kashmir, and also in the other parts of India, causing the merciless killing of hundreds of innocent Indians, including many Muslims. If the present central government as well as all the political parties desire to see complete communal harmony and national unity, all the present and past laws dividing the Indians on basis of caste, creed, religion and language should be scrapped by means of Presidential order immediately. The reservation policy should strictly be guided by the criterion of economic status alone and no other consideration should be entertained in the spirit of unifying the nation. And there should not be a single law providing reservation on basis of caste, creed, religion or language any time in the future as well. Only then can there be communal harmony in a truly secular India because of the complete absence of divisive laws. Consequently, India will have no fear of the ‘provoked’ terror attacks from Pakistan or ISIS.

Hansraj Bhat, Mumbai

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