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My next TOI blog post: What is Mr Modi plan for India’s Muslims?

In this I ask Modi what he wants to do with India’s Muslims whom he hates so much. At any event if he continues down this path, there is no prospect of a $5 trillion economy.

The CAA is a watershed moment in India’s history. The implication is clear: that if you are Muslim you can’t be fast-tracked to become an Indian citizen. This downgrades Islam, humiliates Muslims. It also rejects the idea of mercy and humanity by denying any preference to genuine refugees, while encouraging illegal economic migrants so long as they are not Muslim.

Basically, the mess that Modi has created will sink India – since the 200 million Muslims of India aren’t going to happily accept a formal second class citizenship of India.

And the atrocities by UP government are beyond reprehensible. They are sending a strong signal to Muslims that they will no longer have the right to protest. Shut up or be shot, is the message they are getting.

Sanjeev Sabhlok

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2 thoughts on “My next TOI blog post: What is Mr Modi plan for India’s Muslims?
  1. Dinesh

    Ideally muslim should not have been living here….they have asked for muslim country…they got it in 1947

    Why remain here??

    And everyone knows how they behave when they are in majority….see Kashmir…bengal…keral

    Any comments in this Sir…

     
  2. Sanjeev Sabhlok

    1) When there was an opportunity to leave, millions of Muslims chose to live in India since India was committed to the rule of law.
    2) The Kashmir issue is absolutely different – because India had committed to a referendum which it never did. K in Pakistan stands for Kashmir. Kashmir was Muslim majority and under the rules of partition should have gone to Pakistan. Many Muslims therefore are still aggrieved about this. Kashmir is a political issue, not a Muslim violence issue. The fact that Nehru persuaded the Maharaja to accede to India because he was afraid of being overthrown violently by Muslims means that India has a good chunk of Kashmir now, but Kashmir was NOT part of India at independence.
    3) Other examples are a bunch of rubbish, since bad Hindus have been more violent over the past 70 years. Tens of thousands of Muslims have been butchered in India in communal riots, much less than the Hindus.

     

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