Secularism for Indian ‘secular’ intelligentsia has lengthy been an engrossing sport of shifting goalposts
Secularism for Indian ‘secular’ intelligentsia has lengthy been an engrossing sport of shifting goalposts. So arduous has that hypocrisy crystallised right into a behavior that even after seven years of continuous electoral drubbings and cultural defeat, this group has did not let go of it.
So when outdated Congress hand Ambika Soni was provided the chief ministership of Punjab, she declined saying solely a Sikh — the dominant neighborhood within the state — should head the federal government. Dalit Sikh chief Charanjit Singh Channi was made the brand new chief minister.
Whereas this weakens the influential Jat Sikhs, that Charanjit Singh Channi is a ‘Dalit Sikh’ man with a turban sort of solves the issue.
The secularati promptly acquiesced, not even asking her why these from different communities should not aspire for the submit.
This lot screams the loudest about so-called “majoritarianism” in India. They’ve been distraught that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is demonstrably and unabashedly Hindu.
They’ve additionally normalised over time the narrative that each Punjab chief minister should be Sikh simply because Punjab is a Sikh-majority state. That is although 39 p.c in Punjab are literally Hindus, in line with the 2011 Census.
Each chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir (earlier than it was made a Union Territory) should be Muslim as a result of the dominant inhabitants is Islamic.
Each chief minister of Nagaland or Mizoram needs to be a Christian, towards as a result of these are Christian-majority states.
They by no means raised their voice or pen when crores of rupees meant for Jammu and Kashmir’s ‘minorities’ have been grabbed by the bulk Muslims yr after yr.
After undivided Punjab was break up into Punjab and Haryana, the state hasn’t had a single chief minister from amongst Hindus, Christians, Jains, or Buddhists. Ram Kishan was the final Hindu CM of undivided Punjab in 1966. Since then, each CM has been Jat Sikh.
The idea of Dalit Sikh is contradictory. Sikhism exhorts one to depart all castes and take Singh or Kaur as a surname. Despite that, not less than 25 castes exist amongst Sikhs. The outstanding of them are Jats, Khatris, Aroras, Ramgarhias, Ahluwalias, Bhapas, Bhattras, Rais, Sainis, Lobanas, Kambojs, Ramdasias, Ravidasias, Rahtias, Mazhabis, and Rangretas. The final two are outstanding branches of the Dalit Sikhs, with Jat Sikhs being on the prime of the meals chain in Sikh society.
There may be rampant discrimination, proper from the financial system to gurdwaras. Dalits are thrown out of trusts, there have been financial blockades towards the decrease castes.
Such division has made the bottom ripe for missionary exercise. There have been current studies of widespread conversions from Sikhism to Christianity.
However all these don’t hassle the ‘secular’ Intelligentsia or politicians fishing for almost all vote within the state. They preserve reminding the nation that so long as Hindus should not doing what this little entitled lot abhors, there may be nothing to be abhorred.