(Dr. Javed Jamil @ javedjamil2015) Cow is a gentle animal. It doesn’t hurt unless it is challenged. And hurting humans in the name of its safety can never be acceptable to it. If it happens, the cow would hurt in a much deadlier way. This is what is now happening in India where all the natural laws are being flouted in the name of the protection of an animal just because it suits their political and economic ends.
For more than two years since Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister of India, India has been on the boil because of the fire the brigades, now being targeted as “Gau Rakshaks”, had been spreading. Love Jihad, Forced Conversion, presence of Muslims in Hindu festivals, Nationalism, intolerance, Muslim-specific-terrorism — almost every day there would be an issue which the media used to the hilt to arouse hatred against Muslims of the country. And as soon as the electioneering moved towards the states that are most important from the point of power struggle, they found in cow a hen that would lay golden eggs of votes. But the cow is a cow and did not like to become hen. It refused to lay golden eggs and preferred to give milk for the survival of every countryman. The Brigade however was insistent on its giving the eggs. For making it follow their diktat, they started killing and torturing humans in its name. Akhlaq was murdered, many other Muslims were beaten. But all through these years Modiji did not open his lips. His lips had many other things to say. The cow waited, and then things started happening which made Modiji break his silence at last.
The Brigade did not remain satisfied in hitting Muslims who are relatively new enemies in terms of historical order. They now decided to settle scores with the older enemy, the one whom their old religio-cultural order had declared as untouchables, and the one who could not go to the temples and recite scriptures, the one who had only few jobs to do. First, a Dalit student committed suicide in a university in Hyderabad. Then a few were beaten in Gujarat resulting in more suicides. Then the fire spread to the other states. Now suddenly, the human in Prime Minister Modi woke. It realised that if the human has to remain the Prime Minster, the vote bank which had proved decisive in making him what he is now in the last elections, he would have to break his silence before it is too late. With the UP elections round the corner, Dalits will have to be won back. So the words flowed from the lips that apparently warned the Brigade to have a pause. But the Brigade is not happy even with a pause, or maybe it is helping the Prime Minster to ensure electoral success that would make the future of their activities more certain. Apparently they are fuming. Modiji is happy because he thinks the more they fume at him the more the Dalits would smile at him. He knows that if Dalits do not smile, the cow will graze the whole nation, not just a specific community, and that would starve his vote bank.
Dalits have however learnt their lessons. They would not accept his words. They would want action. But even if the action is taken, it is not likely to change the minds of Dalits. They have revisited the history, which is too horrible to forget soon.
Meanwhile, Muslims who have lately become much more deprived and hated than Dalits are waiting to see if the Prime Minister’s lips would ever open for them. They know it is unlikely to happen in any foreseeable future.
Dr Javed Jamil is India based thinker and writer with over a dozen books including his latest, “Muslim Vision of Secular India: Destination & Road-map”, “Qur’anic Paradigms of Sciences & Society” (First Vol: Health), “Muslims Most Civilised, Yet Not Enough” and Other works include “The Devil of Economic Fundamentalism”, “The Essence of the Divine Verses”, “The Killer Sex”, “Islam means Peace” and “Rediscovering the Universe”. Read more about him at http://www.worldmuslimpedia.com/dr-javed-jamil. Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/javedjamil2015; also http://javedjamil.blogspot.in/. He can be contacted at [email protected]