Although this will only add to the hate mail I get from across the border since I started sharing my thoughts on the Mumbai tragedy, I cannot help but express my utter disgust at the way Union Minister A R Antulay has been treated.
If India wants to be accepted as a true democracy rather than the “toot the democratic horn but turn a blind eye” kind of nation it really has to get over its fascination with conspiracy theories right? In a democracy everyone has an opinion so why does it piss off so many people that Antulay has one which is lets just say against the saffroned class of India.
The points this minister of minorities has made cannot really be overlooked as it cannot be but mere coincedence that the three ATS men responsible for discovering “hinduvatas” hand in the samjhota express bombing were killed in terrorist attacks which had no intention or motive for killing them. At a site which was not the center of this tragedy and in conditions which to say the least are suspicious. I think it is time someone answer or atleast try to answer Antulay’s question of “who ordered them to the hospital and why did they chose to all arrive at the same time in one car” when they were obviously needed at perhaps the Taj or Nirman house or Oberoi?
Obviously there is more at work here than just Islamic militancy and Antulays voice which called for a probe into Karkares death has been silenced by him being forced to resign in the midst of the political storm he has arisen.
Is it not strange that he sends in his resignation right after he called for rioters to be treated the same as terrorists under India’s new framework of anti terror laws? Rioters have killed more Indians than militants in the past years, why are they left untouched? Why does not anyone question or raise the same hue and cry over Gujrat as they did over these last ghastly attack?
When will India prove to the rest of the world that it has the same laws for all its citizens? Antulays remarks, his resignation speak of a much more serious problem than militants in India, it dares to ask whether these militants are the homegrown plant who’s seeds are planted in the same hate that India shows its muslim population.
To all those who wonder why the Muslims in India sound so apologetic, and why we bothered to make a seperate homealand in the first place?Â The answer is right here in our faces.
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