The land that taught the whole world the meaning of peace and coexistence,the society that has been the paragon of cultural amalgamation today lies at the mercy of petty politicians who have but one true goal -to divide and rule ,and in the process make big bucks as well.
"At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends, and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance. It is fitting that at this solemn moment we take the pledge of dedication to the service of India and her people and to the still larger cause of humanity"-But are we truly "awake",rather are we truly in our senses?
The events of the recent past,however prove otherwise.Godhra was a scourge of the Indian philosophy of life,where extremists ransacked humanity on the pretext of religion.The latest shame of the Indian people is the cowardly attack on non-Marathis in Mumbai by those ignorant few who are the self-proclaimed "guardians of the marathi manus".The intimidating tactics adopted by the latter to "restore Marathi pride" is not only going to alienate them from the rest of India,but also from the liberal minded Marathi people who, i believe,also take great pride in being an Indian.
Marathi or Sikh,Tamil or Bengali-we are nobodies without out tricolor.It is this nation that gives us our identity,not our states.India belongs to each one of its billion citizens.So we should unanimously condemn all such politicians who wish to create a ruckus by inciting communal and regional tensions,and work towards fulfilling the dreams that our founding fathers had for this great nation.