Dr P V Sesha Sai Aswamedhayaaji Camp : USA, e mail firstname.lastname@example.org, blog http://aswamedhayaaji.blogspot.com, web www.ashwamedhayaagam.org cell 901 592 9130 17th August 2007
THE REFORMS I EXPECT INDIA – POLITICALLY RELIGIOUS INTERFERENCE
It is really an unfortunate situation in India that when once a person is elected to Political power, he or she considers himself or herself as the supreme and therefore they can enforce their personal interests on the entire population of the country and lead the public to the “mean” goals set for themselves during their tenure in the office. They forget that India is a secular country and people of different religions are the proud children of the country.
In the recent past, as per the news paper reports, wife of a Political leader and head of a state started campaigning for a Religion along with other family members. She has conveniently forgotten that she is the wife of a leader of the state heading a secular state. This is a very bad situation and it is unfortunate we have such inferior cadre of leaders amongst us who utterly disrespect the spirit of secularism and pave a way to a religious fight. They have also forgotten the oath they had, while assuming the office.
We are fortunate, the former Presidents of the country did not make a way for conversion into Islam, nor did they involve themselves in any way to propagate Islam. We must salute their commitment to the Oath in this regard.
If religion starts ruling the country, it might have lead to many communal riots. Nothing matters to respect his own or her own religion and it is surely a private affair where none can interfere. But when it comes to the position, there should not be such disastrous statements, undesirable religious campaign, unwanted creation of a confusion and thereupon conversion to other religions. Every one elected to a Power or heading the state or the Centre must refrain from such practices.
Religion is an individual choice and it depends on individual liking or otherwise. A Statement from the Political head or his family members is nothing but mis-utilisation of political power.
We cannot go back to the past and say that India should remain as a Hindu State only. Whether we like or otherwise, wars took place, other religions entered into the country and at this stage we have no option than to co-exist creating a friendly atmosphere. We cannot afford sacrificing lives for a communal war. We elect people to upkeep this tendency and not for a butchery.
It is time all of us collectively look at choosing political leaders who does not go for “mean” matters and resort to cheap tactics to win the hearts of a person of their choice, involving themselves in religious propaganda while in office, heading a Government. I fear, nothing could possibly be done at this awful stage to modify the constitution or change the Laws in this direction, but a day should be there where people of the country choose a “quality” based and I am sure we have at least a few amongst us who can deliver the goods x
May God help us all and LONG LIVE INDIA and LONG LIVE MY COUNTRYMEN.
HARA HARA MAHADEVA DR P V SESHA SAI ASWAMEDHAYAAJI