Sep 30, 2010
With the entire nation's focus on the Allahabad Court as it gets ready to deliver a historical verdict on Thursday September 30, 2010 at 3.30 pm, here is an opportunity for all of us to show the world that we Indians are indeed a peace loving people, that we are united despite our internal disputes. In all likelihood, we may not get a better opportunity than this to prove our integrity.
There are already forces outside the country trying their best to distrupt the peace within the nation, many soar eyes envious of India's strong economy which is strengthening by the day. With enough number of external threats, we certainly don't need enemies in our own midst.
Then there is the big question of the Commonwealth Games, which is in turmoil due to both external and internal causes. Our pride as nation, our unity as people of one country, our dignity as citizens of a great civilization, hang on these two vital events - the Ayodhya verdict and the Commonwealth Games. Now is the time to stand united. Now is the time to prove a point to the world. Let us not let ourselves down with petty quarrels.
Ours is a past replete with instances wherein our politicians with their greed for amassing wealth have time and again made the common man suffer. The age-old British policy of 'divide and rule' continues to this day. It may have its merits, but when our politicians use it, it takes a dangerous, and many a time, a communal turn.
The common man neither wants trouble nor does he want to cause it. Problems arise when the power of politics 'instigates' him to come out on the streets and do things he himself is not fully aware of. A lot of brain-washing goes into it, and ultimately the sufferer is the man on the street, while the real culprits get away with not even a scratch.
If September 30, 2010 can be used for the cause of unification and forgiveness, there will be nothing like it. Our bond of brotherhood that we share as citizens of one nation will be further cemented, and such will be its strength that no vested interest nor any political hand could shake us off. It will be a good lesson to those who try to divide us in the name of religion.
The administration in the country, states and districts have taken enormous precautions to avoid unwanted, violent incidents. Still, one can never say when 'dirty' politics will play its tricks. Administration too is a part of the political structure, and therefore, it is better we take the onus of ensuring peace on our own shoulders. And the only way to do that is by welcoming the verdict with dignity and genuine acceptance.
If we look into the recent history of the coastal districts of Karnataka, we do not have much to boast about as far as communal harmony is concerned. We had a couple of unpleasant incidents in the last four years, and the whole nation watched us while our image shattered to pieces.
But today, things are different. We have full confidence in our district administration, as top braces have taken enough precautions. The city police commissioner Seemanth Kumar Singh and deputy commissioner V Ponnuraj have left no stone unturned to make the district incident-free. This apart, religious leaders of all communities have also assured that they would accept the court's verdict and lend their support in the efforts to maintain peace. Truly, there is nothing to hinder an atmophere of peace and calm from prevailing.
And even if there is threat from a third party, all one has to do is simply ignore. Do not get instigated, do not let anyone or anything influence you. That's all. And peace will prevail.
So let's not panic, and let the verdict be what it may. Let the law takes its course and let us not create any nuisance and disturb normal life.
Let us all live happily...
Jai Ho United India...