Deciphering our roots

 

Lets go back and read Gita, Qur’an, Bible and even Manusmrithi if you please. But lets also read Sapiens and Das Kapital and Mein Kampf and Alice in wonderland and histories of our country and the world. Lets read all the stories of sufferings only not to cause any of it and to live peacefully together.

 

Aarabhi K

Another incident of a young man firing a gun twice and screaming slogans of Hinduthva to the anti CAA protesters of Shaheen Bagh , Delhi has been reported ,making this the second firing in the same place. According to the news the man said “Humare desh mein sirf hinduon ki chalegi aur kisi ki nahi (in our country only Hindus will prevail).”

Its actually a little alarming to think how polarised a section of our country have become. Only Hindus will prevail,seriously?!

Even if I am a Hindu(which can reduce the probability getting killed very soon now, before they turn against women), I am terrified of my Muslim and Christian friends and their family.
But thank God, our PM had once said : “Those who are committing violence can be identified by their clothes itself”. So we are safe as long as we have kumkum and a saffron scarf. Also ‘Jai sriram’ if the condition is critical. Hacks to save lives 101.

They say we, the anti-national Hindus(as they call us), often neglect our culture and heritage . We always forget the place where we came from and our long lost ancestors. But how can someone let them know that our forefathers started their lives from East Africa and Middle East before even coming to India.
And if someone,risking their lives did tell,the reply will be probably not to go far too back to our history. Start focusing from the time religions emerged (especially after Hinduism evolved in this scenario)when division based on an imagined reality came in to existence.

(Photo: Sreekanth Sivadasan)

Terrorism,  in all its colours, is the worst cancer from which the whole will suffer until it dies of suffocation . It doesn’t matter which religion is its seed or whatever form may it take. Be it a guy with a gun, or a country showering missiles to another, or a govt making up bills/amendments excluding a particular group, or anyone denying any human’s basic rights to live on the grounds of their religion, country, race or language, is rust, which if not cleansed in the very root, is going to ruin the whole place in to brown ash.

Lets go back and read Gita, Qur’an, Bible and even Manusmrithi if you please. But lets also read Sapiens and Das Kapital and Mein Kampf and Alice in wonderland and histories of our country and the world.

Lets read all the stories of sufferings only not to cause any of it and to live peacefully together.

 


 

(Aarabhi is a System Engineer  in TCS Bangalore)