UP scripts a new chapter of yogis, yoga and kalyug

We are getting rid of corruption in Uttar Pradesh. Yes, those incharge of this uphill task have a great record:

Published: 26th March 2017 04:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th March 2017 10:37 PM   |  A+A-

We are getting rid of corruption in Uttar Pradesh. Yes, those incharge of this uphill task have a great record: there are several criminal cases against the new chief minister of UP, that range from incitement of riots, attempted murder, purification drives, carrying deadly weapons, endangering life of others and unlawful assembly.

These are great credentials for a clean-up act in UP. Statements like, ‘Mother Teresa was part of the conspiracy to Christianise India”, and “Shah Rukh Khan should remember that if a huge mass in society boycotts his films, he will also have to wander on streets like a normal Muslim”, really foster communal harmony and equanimity. Polarising the minorities of our country, focusing on the controversial Ram Temple and of course, pledging to convert 100 Muslim girls to Hinduism is really the way forward for India Shining!

Don’t shoot the messenger, I am just echoing the words and sentiments of Yogi Adityanath, the new CM of UP who has not wasted any time at all in making his agenda clear to India. In fact, when the people of UP voted for him, they were aware of the package deal they were getting since Yogi Adityanath (whose real name is Ajay Singh Bisht), has been engaged in radical, pro-Hindutva activity since 1999, when he attempted to plant a peepal tree and ‘capture’ a Christian graveyard.

In fact, his love for graveyards and necrophilia was reiterated when his partymen of the Hindu Yuva Vahini (HYV) said, “We shall dig up Muslim women from their graves and rape them.

We shall take over all the masjids and instead of Allah-o-Akbar ringing out from the minarets, you will hear Har Har Mahadev. We will make sure that Muslims have no right to vote, so that India is converted into a Hindu Rashtra.” These quotes are taken verbatim from YouTube live broadcast.

Free speech is fine, but not if it is openly inciting communal violence. The last time I checked, students were jailed for gathering in their own campus and slapped with sedition charges. Yet, free reign is given to this kind of open hate speeches. According to wishes of the HYV, the fabric of our secular and democratic nation shall be shred into narrow communal scraps.

The right to vote will be ‘taken away’. Let’s also forget about sensitising men towards treating women better since rape is openly advocated and supported under the guise of reclaiming lost glory. According to history, where India was peopled by several race, caste and creed, we shall only have a Hindu Rashtra.

We were living in a global age, but this may be rapidly changing given that the ruling party is behind such a firebrand’s strident Pro-Hindutva comments. What is even more guffaw-worthy is Yogi’s claim that he will follow the BJP tagline ‘Sabka saath, sabka vikas’.

Inclusive growth means growth for all. Irrespective of them being Muslim, Christian, Buddhist or Sikh. Perhaps the ‘Sab’ needs to be underlined and explained to the Yogi, given his track record. Not every Indian needs to practice yoga or Surya Namaskar in order to be under his definition of ‘Sab’. Not every Indian has to be a Hindu, in a country that had been home to Zoroastrianism and Judaism besides other religions.

Of course, there are several moderates who insist Yogi should be given a chance to ‘prove himself’.
In which case, time will tell if he is in fact the ‘biggest assault’ on secularism (to quote Congress leader Veerappa Moily) or whether he will deliver on his claims to development.archanadalmia@gmail.com


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