Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Lip Service Continues Against SRK

Aitrayee Sarkar explains the gradual disintegration of 'diversity' in India with growing political intolerance   

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Yogi Adityanath is known for making controversial comments. He, in a latest bid, compared Shahrukh Khan with Jama’at-ud-Da’wah chief and most wanted terrorist Hafeez Saeed. SRK, on his 50th birthday, has irked BJP and its allies by commenting on the ongoing intolerance in the country. Before Adityanath Vishva Hindu Parishad leader Sadvhi Prachi and BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya, too, have made derogatory comments on SRK. They tried to malign one of the most popular actors of bollywood in a synchronized manner. Yoga guru Baba Ramdev has refused to be left behind and advised the ace actor to return his Padmashree Award.

Meanwhile, Hafeez Saeed has twitted inviting Khan in Pakistan for avoiding discrimination in India. It seems that the terror leaders, too, want to aggravate the situation taking advantage of the unbearable and irresponsible comments made by Indian leaders.
After a countrywide opposition Vijayvargiya has withdrew the twitt that he made attacking SRK and claimed that he was misinterpreted.

The BJP and its like-minded groups seem to have forgotten that hurting sentiments of any community has never paid any dividend in the history of Indian politics. Those who tried anything like that have actually brought their own downfall. Experts, however, have denied describing such efforts as voluntary reaction. They feel that a greater vote bank politics is hidden behind it.

The Indian government and their representatives must realise that the country’s progress is hidden in its roots of intolerance. And no mars mission would ever be able to cover up the wounds of insularity. 

The writer is an editor of WebPressClub

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