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Ayodhya verdict – India loses

September 24th, 2010 i.e. tomorrow, is all set to mark a new chapter in Indian history. Unless the plea to defer the judgment becomes successful, the verdict to one of the longest running legal battles will finally be delivered. Whatever the verdict tomorrow, whoever wins the case, Lord Ram or Allah, India’s secular values will lose.

I was baffled yesterday when I read in the newspaper, about the sort of security arrangements that have been put in place to prevent a communal clash from erupting. I would like to take this opportunity to vent out my frustration against these self proclaimed custodians of the two great faiths.

Who the hell gave these guys the right to hold the nation to ransom like this? They claim to represent their respective communities but, who gave them this right? I want them to put their hands on their hearts and answer one question for me today, ‘ If Lord Ram or Allah were to come in front of them, would they be happy to find a temple or a mosque built for them that is stained with the blood of innocent people?’ I want them to ask a poor man on the street what he would want – a Temple or a mosque or a healthy meal to eat? I want them to go ask a farmer in Vidarbha if a temple or a mosque would end all his problems.

If they can – I would want them to build a temple for mother India, where we not as Hindus or Muslims or Sikhs or Christians, but as Indians can go and worship. If they can – I would want them to build a world class hospital, where patients can be treated irrespective of their religion. If they can – I would want them to build an orphanage. If they can – I would want them to go pick up a man from the street without asking him which faith he belongs to and embrace him.

If they can – make Ayodhya a symbol of Indian secularism.

Jai Hind

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Tavish is the administrator and founder of Sensible Bakwas. He is a software engineer by profession and a writer by passion. In case you want to get in touch with him, he is an email away at tavish.chadha@gmail.com. Hope you enjoy your time here. Do leave your feedback in the comment section here.

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17 Responses to "Ayodhya verdict – India loses"

  1. Sheekha says:

    Hmmm.. I think its only a handful of people who have issues. Younger generation don’t even have time for these things. They have better things to worry about. As long as we have extremists is India, nothing is gonna change..

    1. Tavish Chadha says:

      I wonder if these guys are just a handful, coz if they are, then why are we so scared of them? Having said that, they are definitely a minority and we have to stop letting them dictate terms to us… its really really frustrating…

      Thanks for your comments Sheekha and a very warm welcome to Sensible Bakwas. :)

      1. Sheekha says:

        How do you think we can stop them? Will any of us go there and fight against them?

        1. Tavish Chadha says:

          We donot need to go fight them. We need to start voicing our opinion. None of the truely secular minded people ever speak. I wont spare myself too. This post was lying in my drafts since ages, its only now that I decided to publish it. We need to start voicing our opinion, thats all, we dont need to go fight these guys.

  2. Dearest Tavish,
    My sentiments exactly! You brought me to tears with this….
    I hope the subtle sensibilities of these so called custodians comes form their hearts rather than their pockets. It would certainly make for a better India..and A better world. This doesn’t just happen here in India..it happens every where……the need to look within our hearts is so very important in this time and age. We are all living in this superficial world of materialist…be it personal or religious…
    Think of all Humanity as ONE and all problems just melt away…but alas….
    I haven’t lost hope though :) One day, I’m sure…there will be more people like us…and when we become a majority…bye bye negative custodians…right!
    Much love,
    Z~

    1. Tavish Chadha says:

      Dear Zeenat,
      Thanks for sharing my views. Well, I think we are a majority, at least in India. It’s just that we have allowed these fanatics to grow this powerful. I am sure that wont be far, when everyone will see sense in being positive, I just hope that day doesnt come too late. Thanks for you lovely comments as always.
      Love,
      Tavish

  3. deepa kashyap says:

    yaa its really sad the way this thing is treated now, i truly agree with you over the points made as “a world class hospital” should be preferred over temple or even mosque .
    God knows no religion but only humanity . no book says to worship god n hate the humankind but we do the reverse these issues are just an example of this.
    But we can surely get over to it on the day when all youths will start thinking like this only n before fighting for their religion they respect their nationality !!

    1. Tavish Chadha says:

      That day will come Deepa, i am sure of that. Love and positivity will prevail. thanks for your comments. :)

  4. Chanz says:

    It is quite sad. I had not even imagined that it would get this bad. Everybody is telling me to stay indoors and not roam around on the streets. I was even told not to go to the office alone. Isn’t it too sad.

    Tavish, that was bang on.. I don’t know whats gonna happen tomorrow. May there be peace.

    1. Tavish Chadha says:

      It’s terribly sad Chanz. In fact as I said in the post, its frustrating. What sort of life do we want to show the future generation? A future of hatred? It’s just sickening. Thanks for your comments buddy. Seeing you here after a long time… :)

  5. Romeo Das says:

    Very beautifully written Tavish! Loved your views.

    “I would want them to build a world class hospital, where patients can be treated irrespective of their religion. If they can – I would want them to build an orphanage. If they can – I would want them to go pick up a man from the street without asking him which faith he belongs to and embrace him.” – I wished our countrymen had similar views!

    Keep spreading your message, keep blogging! :)
    Romeo.

    1. Tavish Chadha says:

      Thank for your appreciations Romeo… well, I think many of our countrymen have these views, it just that they don’t voice them… thanks for your appreciation… will def continue writing about this…. :)

  6. prakash says:

    what you meant we should forgot our god rama.

    1. Tavish Chadha says:

      Defnitely not Sir. It will be a crime if we forget Lord Ram. That is definitely not what I meant. But we donot need a temple at Ayodhya to remember Lord Ram, do we? According to me, Lord Ram needs to exist in our hearts.

      Thanks you so much for your frank comments. :)

  7. Chirag bansal says:

    I think the disputed land in Ayodhya should be used for charitable hospital where the people from every religion and caste can benifit
    the god will be happy only by doing this….

    1. Tavish Chadha says:

      Absolutely Chirag, I hope the high court is listening… thanks for your comments and a very warm welcome to Sensible Bakwas

  8. Sandeep says:

    Tavish,

    Ayodhya is a place of worship and people have sentiments with that place. What I feel is that there should not be an objection in building a temple for obvious reasons that people believe Lord Ram was born there. Coming to your proposal of building a world class hospital, I would certainly welcome that on a piece of land which is a government land just having nothing to do. The problem raised when certain groups claimed the land to be mosque and made it disputed. Before it was altered from temple to a (claimed)mosque, the evidences show the existence of a temple.

    Hope that makes it clear. Thank you for bringing up the issue.

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