Well, here’s a good one for the #NotInMyName crowd :
Rajesh. Age 34. RSS worker returning home from the shakha office. Slaughtered. His left hand was cut off. More than 20 wounds on his body.
Hey there #NotInMyName : Can you tell me if Rajesh had a name?
Of course not. Because Rajesh’s name was not Junaid Khan or Pehlu Khan nor Mohammad Akhlaque.
Now, it is a distasteful thing to pit one murder victim against another, like pawns on a chessboard. No person deserves to be murdered, least of all for his/her political affiliations in our proudly free country. This isn’t Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, North Korea or any of the dozens of Commie/Islamist nations around the globe.
But here’s the even more distasteful truth. More and more Hindus today are losing faith in India’s secular brigade … and perhaps even more with the political system altogether. Because the obvious facts are there for everyone to see. In popular discourse, the life of a Hindu is simply not seen to be as valuable as the life of a Commie or a Muslim.
Here, for instance, are two articles published on the same news website within 2 weeks or so of each other.
They are even authored by the same person… one Amit Bhardwaj. The first article overflows with emotion at the murder of Junaid Khan. The second article is a horrifying piece of work … asking whether the death of Kartik Ghosh in Basirhat should be seen as a serious matter.
What was the difference between Junaid Khan and Kartik Ghosh? Was one life more valuable than the other?
The truth is that Hindu victims of communal violence in India have no names. You’ve heard of Junaid Khan, of Pehlu Khan and Mohammad Akhlaque. You remember the face of the crouching Muslim man from the Gujarat riots of 2002:
Now see if you remember the face of a single traumatized Hindu from 2002. Here’s the only Hindu face you probably remember from that period.
There were 254 Hindus who died in communal violence in Gujarat in 2002. You probably can’t even name one. You probably don’t even know the name of a single person who perished in the S-6 coach at Signal Falia near Godhra.
In fact, an “accusation” is spread against Narendra Modi that he allowed the charred bodies of Godhra victims to be put on display in Amdavad. Yeah… liberal India wanted them buried secretly, out of sight and out of mind, right?
Here’s a simple quiz:
(1) Can you name a single Hindu who died in the Godhra carnage?
(2) Can you name a single Kashmiri Hindu who was thrown out of his home or killed by Muslims in the early 90s?
(3) Can you name a single Hindu who was killed in a terror attack by Muslims anywhere on this planet?
(4) Can you name an RSS worker who has been slaughtered by Commies? (other than the example just above)
No! Because Hindu victims of Commie/Islamic terror have no names.
But even if a Communist accidentally stubs his toe, the elite media makes sure that everyone hears about it, that everyone cries about it and that Hindus are blamed for it.
And why just blame the liberal elite when the alleged Hindu party itself is mostly quiet on violence against Hindus? Why blame the liberal elite when the BJP itself does the barest minimum possible to keep the Hindus interested?
The problem is that Hindus aren’t good crybabies. As pathetic as it sounds, being a crybaby works in the modern world.
The Israeli military, for instance, stands in front of Israeli kids, the sick and infirm and the disabled to protect them from Islamic terrorists. On the other hand, the Hamas terrorists stand behind Palestinian children, hiding in their schools and nurseries. Inevitably when an Israeli bomb or missile lands on the kindergarten in which Hamas terrorists are hiding, Muslims get to show the world pictures of dead kids and garner all the sympathy.
Shame accrues to Israel. Sympathy goes to Palestine.
Because Muslims have perfected the art of playing crybaby. Dozens of Muslim men went berserk in Germany’s Cologne, participating in mass molestation. Who was the real victim? Not the women who got raped/molested… the victims were Muslims!
They play crybaby even when they are the ones committing the crimes. We Hindus have been slaves in our own country for 1000 years … and yet we can’t play crybaby!
Hindus need to learn the art of playing crybaby. When one of their own is hurt, Hindus need to learn the art of closing ranks and joining together and raise a chorus for justice. Till then, nobody will heed the Hindus … not the seculars, not the elites and not even the allegedly Hindu Party.
In 2002, there were 59 Hindus who were burned alive in a train. But these two contrasting faces give the basic narrative of what the world remembers about 2002.
Now think for a moment about this helpless man on the left begging for mercy with tears in his eyes. From whom exactly is he begging mercy, by the way? Obviously from the rioters who are standing right behind the dude with the camera, right? Or was the photographer himself one of the rioters?
See what I said about playing crybaby. It always works.