Instead, Newton's Third Law of Motion was applied...
I broadly endorse what you say. This, however, is not a lasting remedy. Unless we tackle the virus of communalism, which has deeper roots, such incidents are bound to occur. The first and foremost thing is that the Constitution and the laws of the country must be supreme and respected. To give just one example, Babar came to India in 1526, even though there is no concrete proof, let us assume, he demolished something pertaining to Ram and Sita to build a mosque. Nothing was done to undo it for more than 460 years even though there were greater devotees than our present day Rambhakts then. Tulsidas who spent many years in Ayodhya never mentioned the so called black act of Babar. For years, a title suit had been going on in a court of law. What was the hurry to organise Rathyatra to demolish the mosque? The legal process should have been allowed to come to some conclusion. In fact, for votes, faith, no matter whether supported by facts or not, was allowed to override the Constitution of the country. If this is allowed to happened again and again, you cannot have peace and prevent terrorism. Take another example. In Orissa, Staines and his two young sons were burnt alive in the name of faith. Recently, Christians have been attacked for the alleged murder of a Hindu ascetic. Law should have been allowed to catch the culprits and punish them. Instead, terrorism has been resorted to. In Godhara, suppose the Muslims burnt the pilgrims, the law should have been allowed to take its course: decide the veracity of the allegation, catch hold of the guilty and bring them to books. Instead, Newton's Third Law of Motion was applied. Enquiry commissions are so slow that the people at large and the aggrieved in particular have lost all confidence in them and some desperate ones among them resort to terrorism. Please remember that no one can drive, marginalise or annihilate the minorities. The Muslims alone account for 15 crores. If they develop, rightly or wrongly, a feeling that they are being treated as subhumans, it will lead to dangerous consequences which cannot be tackled by law and order machinery. Even if the number of misguided and utterly desperate Muslims, resorting to terrorism is just 0.1 per cent, it will cause havoc. So let us try to respect the Constitution and keep religion and faith in the private domain and integrate the minorities with the society and inculcate a feeling among them that they are human beings and first class citizens like the majority community. The majority community has a greater responsibility and duty in this regard. Girish Mishra
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