We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
We have witnessed a sudden rise in Hate Politics in India in recent years. Specially after a decades old ruling party lost the power and BJP gained the support from all over India.
Not only the ex- ruling party, in fact many other opposition parties and even some old alliance partners of BJP started feeling a sense of insecurity. Many broke alliance and many still struggling to make a mark in comparison to BJP.
But the politics of hate has gone to low. All the Opposition parties are firing in dark and at some or other point, their bullets are hitting themselves only.
We have witnessed a very barbaric and sad incident in Kerala recently when, some office bearers of Youth Congress State units, butchered a cow in public and celebrated Beef Distribution.
Any sensible citizen will never support such acts in the name of protest. Firstly it’s not only about killing an animal out of no context but also killing the sentiments of citizens at large. Cow is a holy animal across India and people do worship of cow in some parts of country. Congress being a main stream Political Party, and its central leaders can’t wash their hands by just condemning this.
The Blood stains of butchering the cow will be embedded and embossed on Congress Party forever, because it was not done by any individual. It was done by an office bearer under the official flag of Youth Congress, which was led by Mr. Rahul Gandhi years back.
In year 2017, where IT, Social Media have reach in every pocket, no one can get away by just condemning such acts, which was done under their Flag. Lessons are being taught by citizens of India from time to time and by this act, the whole congress party have lost faith of a large population of India.
In a country like India where religious, casts, regional sentiments have played a vital role in shaping up current political scenario, such act of butchering a holy Cow in public will cost them a permanent dent. When country is progressing on many front, be it clean India campaign of larger investments in manufacturing sectors, such type of hate politics will drag us years back.
It’s time to work for Girl education, Time for better sanitation and cleaning facilities, time to work for creating an atmosphere for more investments and jobs, but most of the opposition parties are unable to come out of shock they have got in 2014. This will only bring more hate among masses and more defeats. Gone are the days, when handful of people used to control the opinion of India, today youths can judge the facts in real time.
Hope everyone will take part in constructive debates and positive criticism and will leave the Hate Politics far behind.