Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Ayodhya Verdict : a test for Hindu-Muslim brotherhood

People are dying of hunger here, and all we want to do is to build mosques and temples, and for what reason? Not to offer prayer, not to read namaaz, but to prove some stupid claim over some stupid land(ironically, its not a mere property case), for which thousands of people have lost their lives and probably millions are on the verge of losing it, again.

At the time, when we are (supposedly) supposed to have been completely evolved as human beings, and accept each other as we are, spread not only the message but also peace to people of other religions and nationalities and build a system where no one dies of hunger, and for that matter sleep on streets, what we are doing is fighting over religions and an individual’s personally derived (twisted) meaning of PEACE. We, instead of building stone structures which we can call as “homes” and put the ones who are in desperate need of it, are fighting to build those stone structures which we fondly address as mosques and temples and place stone-carved statues and tombs in it.

Well,India rests uneasy ahead of the final crucial verdict on the decades-old title suits seeking ownership of the disputed Ayodhya site.The title suit pertaining to the 2.77 acres of land in Uttar Pradesh takes root in the Hindus' beliefs that Ayodhya is 'Ram Janmabhoomi', or the birthplace of Lord Ram, while Muslims seek to defend Babri Masjid, built by Moghul emperor Babur in 1528.The dispute that grew year after year on several campaigns from both the sides, took an ugly turn on Dec 6, 1992 when Babri Masjid was demolished during a political rally, followed by riots in which over 2000 were killed.

Where a section of this society of ours is desperately waiting to bring out their knives and swords and start wielding it on fellow human beings, another section of this same society of ours is trying to keep the ‘bond’ between humans intact.Around 15 Muslim families(in the Asharfi Bhawan area of Ayodhya)have been involved in making floral garlands and decorative offerings for Hindu devotees for the last several decades.Asked what they think about the much-awaited verdict in the long-pending title suit, Muslim artisans said irrespective of the outcome of the judgement they would continue with their business to help Hindus.“We just pray for peace and believe the judgement will not affect Hindu-Muslim brotherhood and unity,” Sartaj added.

Like you (who is reading this) I too, don’t know what the judgement will be, but whatever it may be, one thing is for sure. There’s going to be lots of smoke in the air. Now it is not inevitable, it can be stopped, but the question is who? when?................. You? Me?

Of course, WE, no one else, but WE!

Now it is up to us whether we get influenced and spread venom or inspire and transform lives, whether we become followers and tarnish the bond or lead and make it stronger, whether we become the swords and kill our brothers and sisters or resurrect pillars of support for those who are in desperate need of us.So it’s very important that we choose, but what’s more important is that we choose wisely.

1 comment:

  1. it's important for our national integrity and i am really appreciate with you.