The ruling party at the centre shows its intolerance at any criticism of the government or the party, out side or in the Parliament. Today again it happened while Com.P.Karunakaran, leader of the CPI(M) in Lok Sabha was raising the issue of the RSS attacks on Com.Sitaram Yechury, General Secretary, CPI)M) and also murder of CPI(M) members in Kerala. He was not being allowed to speak. The Speaker, Smt. Sumitra Mahajan, had to admonish the shouting BJP members. As BJP members protested again, the Speaker said that the BJP members should not turn the House into a ‘Kurukshetra’ but ‘Dharmakshetra’ where they could debate issues.
The victory in UP elections have made BJP and Sangh Parivar inebriated. One after another, their leaders are spewing venom breaking the secular fabric of the country. See two statements issued by RSS and BJP leaders today:
“Cow slaughter should be banned in the country” – Mohan Bhagvat, RSS Chief
“Those who oppose building Ram Mandir should be beheaded” – UP BJP MLA
These are not isolated cases. Such statements and also attack on the minorities and dalits are reported daily. This is a dangerous situation. Massive campaign is required to save the country from such intolerance and save the secular status of the nation.
After the Modi government has assumed power, the intolerance of the Sangh Parivar has crossed all limits. The declared threat to the life of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan by them is but one example.
Black Africans, South Indians, cattle purchasers, love couples, rationalists, minorities, dalits, women – all are victims of this brutal intolerance. The list is sure to increase every day.
Fascist Mussolini and Nazi leader Adolf Hitler are two rulers who took intolerance to unlimited level. Is the same thing happening in present India?
Can this intolerance can be tolerated by people of the Secular Democratic Republic of India.
Cultural Minister Mahesh Sharma told the Parliament today that 40 artists and writers have returned their awards to protest against “recent mishappenings against the writers” and the Sahitya Akademi has requested them to reconsider their decision.
What action the government has taken to attend to the complaints of the artists and writers? That is the moot question to be answered.
200 writers, intellectuals and authors in UK have strongly protested against the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to UK. They have written to the Prime Minister of UK, David Cameron, expressing serious concern against ‘the rising climate of fear, growing intolerance towards critical voices who challenge orthodoxy or fundamentalism in India’.
Prime Minister Modi later told in UK that ‘Intolerance will not be tolerated in India. It is the land of Budha and Mahatma Gandhi’. Statements are not sufficient. There should be strict action. Will it come? No chance from the Modi government.