Saturday, April 6, 2019

Secularism has a new definition in India

Misleading people in the name of secularism.

Secularism continues to be defined in a perverted manner in India.

Chandrababu Naidu promises to pay for pastors' homes, fund building of churches, give SC status to Christians. He also claims that AP has no money!

My take:


Secularism as understood by most opposition political parties is no more about 'equal citizenship' and 'uniform application of rule of law', but more about 'vote bank' politics to retain/ come to power. This is highly amenable with 'enbloc' voters of minority communities, where the clergy holds tremendous advisory power/ role.



3 comments:

aShyCarnalKid said...

10 years ago, I wrote this in a fit of disgust at what Secularism means in India: https://kislaychandra.blogspot.com/2009/06/black-box-of-secularism_12.html?m=0

Nothing has changed.

How do we know said...

there is so much that is wrong with the idea of India after Indira, that i dnt know where to start. You have hit the nail on the head. Now pls hammer it in. It will be heartening to know that there are many others who see the hypocrisy for what it is.

J P Joshi said...

@ashycarnalkid: Thank you for your comment.

@Howdoweknow. Thank you for your comment.

Sorry have not been too regular here; have had too much to do on twitter, considering the mis/disinformation/fake news/morphed video campaigns constantly going on in our country. The 'self, family, friends & associate parties have ganged up to dethrone a popularly elected govt and it seems that they will not stop at anything to accomplish it. Anti-Modi is more and more becoming anti-nation too.

Will attempt to keep up with my blogging.