Friday, 8 October 2010

The 'verdict' sets an example

It is not difficult to guess that I am talking about the recent 'Babri verdict'. The Indian judicial system does not give us alot of chances to be pleased. This was one of those rare decisions that made me proud of the system and I truly felt that we do have some intelligent uncorrupted people sitting out there delivering verdicts. The very rare breed of people who thought a good verdict will be more important than controversies and politics.

I am not a hardcore Hindu extremist nor among the lines of highly secular people. My thoughts are just of a common man who wants to live his life with peace and let live. I am one of the common next gen India. Dividing the land into 3 equal parts and keeping everybody happy was the best that could happen. Lets see it this way, Hindus are 2/3rd population of the country so they get that much land and Muslims are 1/3rd and so they get 33%. Now there are people who might have different reasons to be happy or sad about the verdict.

Hardcore Hindu extremists who where hell bent on building a temple will be happy that it is finally proved that the place is now proved to be the birthplace of Lord Ram and they will get the land that they wanted to use to build a temple. Muslim extremists unhappy about a mosque being demolished would be happy that finally justice prevails and the court agree that what happened was wrong and they get 1/3rd land which can be used to build a mosque. The common man is happy that finally it is over.No more politics on it. No more people dying cause of it. And yes we are unhappy that no more half days in office whenever you declare that a verdict will be announced. But thats fine :-)

The next gen India truly do not care what you build there. We are very happy with a hospital or a school in that area. Yes we are focused only on GDP and growth. We do not care about the mistakes people did in the past. We look ahead to a bright future. A future that is good for all irrespective of the religion. We are not the generation who have gone through the pains of partition. We have not suffered and so we can let go. And its high time we do let go. A young Muslim or Hindu now should only think of what is going to happen in the future and to build a good present. We are on the road to be a super power and its time we find solutions to internal problems of corruption and politics rather than worrying on whether a temple is built or mosque. Don't we have toooo many already in the country? Do you visit them all anyways that you need more?

To all the Hindu extremists I would say that lets not forget that we did demolish a historical place which was wrong. Babar who built a mosque there after demolishing temples was an unjust ruler. Let us prove to the world that we are not. We are the majority in the country and let us behave like one. Let us take the responsibility to take the country to heights we have never been before. Let us lead the way. Let us let go minor issues. We got the land, do whatever with it but let there be peace.

To all the Muslim extremists I would say that lets not forget that what was broken was a place that was no longer worshipped. The people who have done it will come to justice. You are the leading minority in the country with a population more than any other secular country. You have all your rights in this country and are a part of the country. A good future to the country is ours to be. You have the land, do whatever with it but let there be peace.

And to all the people fighting for the land irrespective of your religion, please be informed that the next generation India is together and they do not care about temple or mosques. We have the vision to look ahead. We have the heart to let go. We need a good place where our kids will be born. We need them to be born in a country which is developed and where people do not die of hunger. We want the world to realize that we cannot be taken lightly anymore. And if you are so hell bent on fighting, look around, half of Kashmir and half of Arunachal Pradesh is taken over by our neighbours. Fight with them and not among ourselves.

Jai Hind!!



  1. I appreciate your thaughts, views & congratulate you for what I feel is the best article of yours till date...Last para was simply superb...Thaughts Excellently put across...Keep writing..!

  2. Hey, this is a nice article of yours...
    i agree to the point, "Live life in peace and let live."
    I hope many people read this and change their thinking for good.
    But I guess all we can do is try to change, it all depends on an individual...

  3. very well written boy. m forwarding this to most of my acquaintances. it deserves to be read as much as possible.

  4. Fantastic... Very well written.. The real truth...The real thought... U have written on behalf of all us... Thanks a ton.... :-)

  5. Thank you all for the appreciation!!

  6. sahi hai bhai ... very good article ...
    problem is has anything changed ? ... 'Babri' mosque controversy is now over 50 yrs old ... thats 2 generations ... even it is almost 20yrs since the mosque was broken, still we could not come over it ... so what is this so-called new generation with new vision doing? ... and it is because somehow i feel that we are a Hindu or Muslim deep inside us ... so the question will keep coming - why not Mandir or why not Masjid ...


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