Monday, June 1, 2020
Home Opinions Open Letters Mr. Tharoor, you are wrong! You did farrago of xenophobia and infiltration

Mr. Tharoor, you are wrong! You did farrago of xenophobia and infiltration

Also Read

Harshil Mehta
Harshil Mehta is a Mechanical Engineer working in one of the leading firms of Delhi.

After recent developments on the NRC, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor jumped in and quoted Rabindranath Tagore and compared the action taken by NRC as xenophobic. In addition, this quote also mentioned that this can turn into the hate for the Indians from other states. However, it is another matter that this quote was never been said by Tagore and had no mention in any primary source, expect Guha’s book and that too is secondary source.

Here, prominent word-smith, Shashi Tharoor, did farrago of xenophobia and infiltration and it is necessary that he should learn about the difference between this two.

Xenophobia literally means hate for foreign culture and people. And the final listing by NRC is not the case of Xenophobia. First, it listed only those people who failed to give proof about their citizenship. Second, no businessperson, student or scholar from foreign nation is not supposed to be thrown out by government. Third, India is not the developed country of migrants and thus, it should take the lead for rehabilitation. Now, let me allow to explain in the details.

 

My first point is people who failed to give proof about their citizenship of this republic has been listed by the NRC. It is another matter that there are incidents of errors and eerie mistakes but they are minor. And if listing people for not providing citizenship is a case of xenophobia (per Tharoor) then Rajiv Gandhi should be declared as xenophobic because he was the PM when India signed the treaty with AASU to list the people who are living illegally. Also, Indira Gandhi was the PM when she said that Bangladeshi refugees has to go back to their country on one day. Ergo she must be xenophobic as per definition of Tharoor. However, I endorse Shashi Tharoor for openly taking stand against Gandhi family.

Second point is no legal businessperson, student or scholar from foreign nation has been supposed to be thrown out of India as part of xenophobia. Xenophobic government or people can’t even tolerate this people as it happened during rule of Idi Amin in Uganda when 80,000 Indian people had to flee from the country. This is not the case here, this makes your arguments weak! No other foreigners are feeling unsafe in India just because of these actions because they know that they are not next.

Third and last point is that India is developing country and continuous civilisation, not any random country of migrants which was developed by colonists and migrants. We have our own sort of problems and simply, we can’t take responsibility of other people living illegally in our country and giving burden on our country.

 

Xenophobia is a serious issue and it needs to be addressed well in contemporary times but that doesn’t mean we can’t sent illegal refugees living in our country to back their home. In a nutshell, I just want to say that Shashi Tharoor did farrago of the xenophobia and infiltration. He is deliberately trying to oppose the move of NRC on lines of his party by exasperating farrago of distortions, misrepresentations and outright lies even though it is against actions of predecessors of his party.

- advertisement -

  Support Us  

OpIndia is not rich like the mainstream media. Even a small contribution by you will help us keep running. Consider making a voluntary payment.

Trending now

Harshil Mehta
Harshil Mehta is a Mechanical Engineer working in one of the leading firms of Delhi.

Latest News

Action with speed and precision: PM Modi Part II

in second term PM Modi is working speedily with precision and for the aspirations of 130 crore Indians.

Regional Benches of Supreme Court in your Homes?

While reluctantly acknowledging that the resort to Videoconferencing by Supreme Court and High Courts may be the need of the hour, at this moment of time, it ought not to stay beyond a minute of its need.

साउथ कोरिया में संघ जरूरी क्यों

मैं विग़त 8 महीनो से साउथ कोरिया में रह रहा हूँ। यहाँ भारतीय लोगों की संख्या क़रीब 13 हज़ार हैं। पर एच॰एस॰एस न होने के आभाव में मैंने महसूस किया है, कि भारतीय लोग संगठित नहीं हैं। और संगठित नहीं होने के कारण लोग अपनी संस्कृति से दूर जा रहे हैं।

Why is China so aggressive?

The Chinese Ox is in the China shop destroying China itself with it's desperate attempts to fool it's citizenry, and one way or other this will not end well for China.

Media: A stain on democracy

if media houses (considered as fourth pillar of democracy) really want to help migrant workers they should have done that and this crisis was got resolved till now, but what they worried for is just only for their so-called "prime time show reports".

पंथ, समाज शास्त्र और अर्थशास्त्र

भारत वो देश है जहाँ सनातन संस्कृति में कई पंथों ने जन्म लिया और लोग अपनी स्व: इच्छा से इनसे जुड़ते गए। क्योंकि सनातन ने ये आज़ादी सभी को हमेशा दी की आप अपने पंथ को व्यक्तिगत तरीके से चुने।

Recently Popular

MNS bares its anti-Hindu fangs

Raj Thackeray’s haphazard attempt to relaunch his party as Hindu outfit has failed, leading to desperation and cheap politics.

साउथ कोरिया में संघ जरूरी क्यों

मैं विग़त 8 महीनो से साउथ कोरिया में रह रहा हूँ। यहाँ भारतीय लोगों की संख्या क़रीब 13 हज़ार हैं। पर एच॰एस॰एस न होने के आभाव में मैंने महसूस किया है, कि भारतीय लोग संगठित नहीं हैं। और संगठित नहीं होने के कारण लोग अपनी संस्कृति से दूर जा रहे हैं।

In conversation with Nehru: On Savarkar’s mercy petitions

This conversation is only an attempt to present the comparative study of jail terms served by both Savarkar and Jawaharlal Nehru.

भगवान श्रीराम का वनवास जो 500 वर्षों के बाद समाप्त हुआ: श्रीराम मंदिर निर्माण की अनंत कथा

अंततः श्रीराम विजयी हुए, भारतवर्ष विजयी हुआ, हिन्दू विजयी हुए और इस संघर्ष में दिए गए सहस्त्रों बलिदान सार्थक हुए।

Ajaz Ashraf, of The Scroll, with his WRONG interpretation about a freedom fighter, says Savarkar justified the idea of rape as a political tool

Savarkar quotes Ravana saying, “What? To abduct and rape the womenfolk of the enemy, do you call it irreligious? It is Parodharmah, the greatest duty!” The actual text quotes in Sanskrit as राक्षसांनां परो; धर्म: परदारा विघर्षणम् However, what the Scroll writer conveniently ignores is “राक्षसांनां”. According to the quoted statement, it’s the duty of a demon/monster.