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Let Us Not Set Dangerous Precedence

November 25, 2009

I had an interesting little tete-a-tete on Twitter. First I get a spam tweet mention urging me to read how to eliminate the next 26/11. Sounded topical, something that I passively follow and believe have an opinion on, given the fact that I have a blog.

@Alamsha_Karnan :  @huesoflife Next 26/11. How to eliminate it?
@huesoflife :  Don’t agree. This means MNS is right in asking non-Maharashtrians to get out of Mumbai. RT @Alamsha_Karnan: Next 26/11?
@Alamsha_Karnan :  @huesoflife Then how are you going to stop
@huesoflife :  @Alamsha_Karnan How are we going to stop anything really?
@Alamsha_Karnan :   @huesoflife Are you serious?
@huesoflife :  @Alamsha_Karnan If your answer is to ask Muslims to get out of India, why are you working in the UAE?


Figured this person wants Muslims to get out of India but is seemingly working in the UAE (according to his LinkedIn profile), the irony of it all was perhaps lost on this person. It is sad that our answer to stop 26/11 type attacks is to think that Muslims should leave India. By the same logic, the way to stop the Thackreys of making a mockery of law and order is to ask non-Maharashtrians to get out of Maharashtra (though I think getting out of Mumbai would suffice for now). The concept of India is unity in diversity. I may not have solution on how we are going to stop another 26/11 from happening, but I am very sure it isn’t asking one community to get out of India, or for that matter out of a state or a particular city. There is enough hate around. More hate will only increase the pain. More hate is not the solution. We need to better understand the different communities. We need to push ourselves to celebrate Eid as much as we celebrate Diwali and Christmas. Or at least make an attempt to understand why it is celebrated in the first place. These are complex situations. The last thing we want is more mavericks suggesting removing communities from India. This can set a very dangerous precedence that we will all regret, were it to happen.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. rich05 permalink
    November 25, 2009 4:57 pm

    i agree with u, but thinking like this is spread my pakistni sunnis like moin ansari, people read it and then think all muslims are like him


  2. November 25, 2009 5:57 pm

    fanatism is what i hate the most… be it in any religion!!

  3. November 25, 2009 8:30 pm

    one thing is sure…we need to strengthen India’s intelligence agencies and security!

  4. November 26, 2009 12:59 am

    Agree with Sakhi completely.

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